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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 21 NUMBER 16 August 15th, 2013 By Timothy Roberts While progress on recently signed contracts at the Marsh Harbour interna tional Airport are now under way, progress on the terminal continues to be delayed as FES waits for government approval and mobilization on change orders that were known since December 2012. As of August 12 progress can be seen as the perimeter fence is now under way and the security booth for the control tower initial delays. However, the re-routing of the runway light controls and the installa tion of the generator at the control tower, along with adjustments to the interior of the new terminal building have been set back due to delays in acquiring govern ment approval and mobilization. In January the Deputy Prime Minis ter and Minister of Works and Urban Re newal, Philip Brave Davis said that there were things not taken into consideration in the original design and that these com ponents would prevent the opening of the airport as it would not meet the standards to become an international airport. Airport progress continues to be delayed FES sees a November or December opening Please see Airport Page 5 Minimal maintenance on site while new contract is delayed Abaco MP Key returns to House after fellow party members boycott Above: The Member of Parliament for Central & South Abaco, Edison Key, returned to his seat to vote during a heated Parliamentary session regarding stem cell research. Mr. Keys fellow FNM party members decided to leave in solidarity because of the forced removal of Party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis from the House of Assembly. See page 5. Photo courtesy Nassau Guardian. sponsibility for its maintenance away from Local Government as of July 1. See page 6. Above: fencing going up around the Marsh Harbour International Airport.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com North Abaco FNM Honours Anniversary of Maynards Passing By Timothy Roberts On August 10, Dr. Hubert Minnis along with party chairman Darron Cash and members of the Free National Move ment (FNM) held a brief memorial ser vice for former FNM National Chairman Charles Maynard laying a wreath on the side of the road at the site of his passing. The service celebrated the life and legacy of the late Charles Charlie May nard who was also Minister of Youth, Opposition leader visits North Abaco Sports and Culture who was described by Dr. as a dedicated and patriotic Bahamian statesman who prided himself on service to, and love for country, and a man who was passionate about the positive develop ment of the youth of The Bahamas. Charles Maynard died suddenly on August 14, 2012, just outside of Black wood, in North Abaco. At the time of his death, Mr. Maynard was coordinating the FNM campaign for the North Abaco byelection held in October last year. FNM Meets with North Abaco Supporters By Timothy Roberts During a visit to North Abaco on August 10 the leader of the Free National Movement along with the partys chairman meeting with party supporters at the Trea sure Cay Public Beach. Dr. Hubert Minnis took time to ex plain to party members about the FNMs recent actions in the House of Assembly and his stand for democracy as he was Named and suspended for two sessions by the Speaker of the House, Kendall Ma jor. He said I rebelled because I wanted to defend and maintain democracy. They tried to stagnate democracy but we are not going to allow them to. He said he was determined not to apologize and not to back down because I knew that our former leader fought and brought about democracy and I was cer tainly not going to allow it to go back wards, but to ensure it goes forward. Dr. Minnis said to his supporters that they need to be ready to campaign as the current administration does not have the moral authority to govern and we must be ready [when election is called] to take over from them. He said that as he and his team move through the family islands and all the con stituencies they will not stop campaign ing until they have won the next election; when we are sworn in as the new govern ment of the Commonwealth of The Baha mas. He told supporters that the party wants to ensure that they are connected and communicate well with their supporters. Above: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis, lays a wreath at the site where the late Charles Maynard passed away last year while coordinating the North Abaco byelection

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 Damianos

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Furniture Plus On January 11, 2013 Mr. Davis said. Those designs are almost complete; hence the airport opening will be delayed for an other three to four months. Whatever there However, in July work was not yet completed and during a visit to Abaco on July 5 Mr. Davis said that they are ad dressing what they call the punch list at the moment and added that The challenge they have at the moment is relocating the generator and the energy system for the lighting of the airport which is now going to be placed in the [control] tower, which was not part of the original plan. At the time he said that the govern ment reviewed the change order for the work to be done and assessed the additional costs and said that the work has been au thorized to commence and it is hoped that it will not cause any inordinate delays. According to one of the partners of FES Construction Company, James Edge combe, the terminal has passed electrical and plumbing inspections and is waiting Central & All Abaco Airport From Page 1 that the Control Tower Equipment had also been tested and is operational. He indicated that the remaining work to be done along with the necessary train ing need for the staff and management of the terminal, and also the setting up of the ticket counters and shops would likely push the opening back to November or Decem ber. Care Landscaping, the company hired to do the landscaping at the airport, has also faced delays in being able to carry out maintenance due to a lack of payment from government. Nick Mailis, one of the owners of nances are appropriated soon so that they can address the now overgrown grass at the airport. We are apologetic and embar rassed that we have not been able to contin ue with keeping the landscaping looking as good as we are capable of doing; however, there is only so much we can do without being paid. MP Key defends choice to stay Other party leaders weigh in the House of Parliament to remove Free National Movement (FNM) leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. This was in response to Dr. Minnis refusal to withdraw comments he made last month regarding the Prime Minnis, he and seven FNM Members of Parliament left the Chamber in solidarity. The only FNM MP to remain was Central & South Abaco MP Edison Key. The stem cell bill, which was to be debated that day, was passed. Mr. Key said that his support for the bill was one reason why he did not join his FNM col leagues in their impromptu boycott of the House of Assembly. After the incident Mr. Key said he was not concerned about backlash from his party. He claimed he was not going against the FNM. Instead, he said, he was repre senting his constituents. The people sent me to the House to represent them, he said of the matter. Mr. Key was the only member of the FNM to attend Parliament on August 12. Other FNM MPs said they will maintain their boycott until Opposition Leader Min nis in no longer barred from the House. According to rumblings in the party, the FNM plans to discipline Mr. Key. As of August 12, however, according to FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner, no decision had been made regarding Mr. Key. Mr. Key said he does not deserve any disciplinary action but also said that it would ultimately be up to the FNM. Its entirely up to the leadership of the party if they want to discipline me in any way, but I didnt do anything wrong, said Mr. Key. Regarding whether the party would insist on a public apology from Key, Dr. Minnis remarked that he had no comment and that the party will deal with it inter Mr. Key also responded to criticism from Democratic National Alliance party leader Branville McCartney, who said it was wrong of Mr. Key to not stand with his fellow party members. Mr. Key re sponded, Branville needs to go to church and ask the Lord to forgive him; he seems to be all mixed up. Prime Minister, and leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, Perry Christie applauded Mr. Key for being in favour of democracy. The Prime Minister went on to say, Clearly the PLP is a party with a big tent. Key, in the right circumstances, could ap ply and be made welcome. Mr. Key was a PLP member until 2004 when he switched sides to join the FNM. When pressed about the possibility of switching sides and joining the PLP again, Mr. Key coyly said, You never know what Ill be doing. I stick with my wife. On August 10, during Dr. Minnis proached by Mr. Key, who was on the two spoke concerning the events of the past week. Mr. Key did not join Dr. Minnis for the party leaders weekend of political ac tivities on Abaco.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site: abacomarbleandgranite.com Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts the focus of numerous complaints in recent weeks as there have been delays in issuing a new contract after Central Government took responsibility for its maintenance On July 1 the Department of Envi sible. Photo by Andrew Pinder. away from Local Government as of July 1. Beginning July 1 the Department of Environmental Health took over responsi Page 7

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Central & All Abaco not contract yet in place for the mainte nance of the site. The former contractor was hired to continue for July but was not paid by the end of the month and is presently still wait ing to be compensated for his work. Ken Dorsett, Minister of the Envi ronment and Housing when contacted con that it had been cleared on August 11 and would be maintained on an interim basis until the Request For Proposal (RFP) is is sued. Mr. Dorsett said that the RFP is being mental Health Services but did not answer questions of why it was delayed or when it Earlier in 2013 Cabinet made a deci the purview of the (DEHS) and on Febru ary 8 Mr. Dorsett visited Abaco. He said at that time that they wanted to see what they are up against to address issues of remediation and to make sure that the amount of money that the govern ment has invested in infrastructure in Ab aco to deal with waste disposal is properly utilized. In 2012 Central Abaco District Coun cil put out a bid for tender and received several proposals which have also been forwarded to the DEHS in Nassau. When pictures were taken of the land From Page 6 across one of the access roads and next to the heavy growth on it, has not been uti lized for some time. There are also what appears to be thousands of tires piled up on the northern side of the dump. A bulldozer was sent on August 11 to clear the garbage and push back the area being utilized as a dump site on the south ern side of the compound; however, the piles of garbage near the old pit and the piles of tires remain untouched. Weather Anchorman on how he determines the local forecast By Mirella Santillo Weather is the element of nature that man has no control over what is going to happen. We are at the mercy of its fury. It can be the splendor of a vacation or com pletely ruin it. Such was the welcome of Weather man Silbert Mills as I enter the building of Bahamas Christian Network. Had I been a vacationer it would have ruined my vacation, as when I arrived at the Bahamas Christian Network for my meeting with Weatherman Silbert Mills, a torrential rain was falling. I was informed that there was a trough East of us that was traveling West towards Abaco. Because of anticyclone conditions in the atmosphere, the trough was to linger over us for a cou ple of days. According to our local Radio and TV anchorman, Pastor Silbert Mills, there is more to predicting the local weather fore cast than just perusing the internet and go ing on the air. Yes the internet does help and the United States weather programs contribute to accumulating data, but the information gathered from NOAA, the National Ma rine Weather, the National Hurricane Cen ter, Intellicast Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion or Weather Underground, have to be compiled, analyzed, applied to our longitude and latitude and divulged ac cording to the needs of the local residents: Fishermen and farmers are concerned with ground weather while pilots need to know the aloft conditions. Mr. Mills became interested in come a pilot you have to understand more than the weather basics, he explained. You must learn to interpret the difference be tween surface winds and winds aloft and be able to read a barometric surface chart which might differ a lot from a reading at 30,000 ft. Winds might be blowing from the West on the ground and switch to the East while air-born. The speed of the winds might vary also from surface to air. The dynamics of cold front have to be understood as well for aerodynamics pur poses: the wind speed ahead of a cold front will be different from the one at the back of the cold front. In our area cold front can be expected from October to March/ April. During the remainder of the year, one has to be preoccupied with tropical weather. Armed with that knowledge, it is no wonder that Pastor Mills would have be come the Weather Man for his radio and television stations. The usual day for Silbert Mills starts very early, around 5:00 am at which time he starts studying the various data pro vided by the United States many sources of weather forecast mentioned above, con cerning the South West Atlantic region which extends South of Bermuda to all of The Bahamas. When the written data has been re trieved, he then turns to Satellite imagery which provides maps of weather condi tions. After studying the primary sources, he then checks the secondary sources such as Weather Underground that provide reg ular data through the day. The data is then applied to picture and put out in proper sequence to deliver a forecast in audio for the radio station, in video for the TV broadcast. Pastor Mills provides a weather re port of 3 to 4 minutes daily Monday to Friday, depending on the weather. Longer and more frequent reports will be delivered in case of a tropical storm or a hurricane, until the storm passes.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // No Burning The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas Logo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 7,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian Today JUNE 2012 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe? The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card Visa WE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA If I were to attempt to tackle any of the issues on this front page I think I would have a coronary. Another set of delays for not being maintained? The minutiae of our political leaders squabbles, while the important things keep falling apart around us? No, thank you. Not today. On a different note: we are just get ting some good weather and its still early about that, today. And who wouldnt want dustry for decades. And you cant have a better day in the boat than when you are with friends and family spearing for craw Despite some nasty weather in the aged to get out in the boat to experience the all-Bahamian pastime of looking for anc and friends we managed to score a few tails. We speared mostly those weird looking, but incredibly delicious, Spanish lobster. I suppose all the regular spineys were cleaned out before the season even started. But what really struck me was every time the squalls over the mainland and come rushing out into the Sea of Abaco. and a bunch go scurrying. I though how lucky we are to live here, in this country and in these islands, where we can be so carefree. I thought about my future chil dren and grandchildren and what the expe rience would be like for them. Will they enjoy August 1 the same Despite the out of season poaching that we all know happens nearly unchecked I think this upcoming generation of Bahamians has a better appreciation for our environ ment and its pleasurable bounties. Perhaps we should start applying some of that pride and appreciation of the environment. We need to start now. Oth pired. We are going on over a month now to manage it. Central Government has its promises. But it seems theyre too busy playing games of which MP belongs to whom to focus on the real issues. immediately after its opening. It was poor ly managed. More than poorly managed. It is almost as if the company that was hired, up until last month, was doing everything possible to render the whole concept of a burning dump. The leachate pond has been spilling over and poisoning our well water. And the trash sorting and organiza bad with the company in charge there then now when there is nobody. But that is no excuse for Central Gov ernment to sit pretty while we Abaconians ised local government that they would be taking on that responsibility. I just hope it doesnt take as long to sort out as it is tak ing our airport. But on a nice, summer day out on the waters of Abaco its hard to remain stressed. I would recommend a day in the boat to everyone. But see to it that, after meat, we do not forget it is our duty to make sure this Bahamaland is one we can be proud of to leave to our children. Community Calendar Card Grand Opening Back to School Bash Smears, Breast Exams and PSA Testing Fire Department 2nd annual Firemans Ball

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Changes Needed in Fisheries Regulations Dear Editor; Very rarely in life do we get to make decisions that make everyone involved or affected happy. All one can hope to do is make these decisions based on whats best for the majority. We are faced with the dilemma of having our economy driven by the tourist dollar. In this regard it can be a very delicate subject implementing changes that will upset many of our boat ing visitors. I strongly feel that we need immediate taken from our waters by foreigners. The cold hard fact of the matter is that there are many, many visitors who even abuse the very generous bag limits in place now. Below is what I think is a very rea bination of species *6 conch total per boat (excluding all grouper species and hog *A maximum total 4 Grouper species Further to these daily limits, Craw needs to open a minimum of two weeks after it opens for Bahamians. Also, in no uncertain circumstances should foreigners be allowed to harvest from traps (condos). I feel that Bahamians should not have to Any foreigner caught breaking these rules should face immediate imprisonment and have their vessels and gear taken im mediately and have them sold at a public auction for Bahamians only. No breaks, NO warnings!!! To say the least the mes sage will get out quickly. If not, we will make a large amount of money for Fisher ies patrols and equipment! Many people reading this will appre ciate where Im coming from and the ne cessity of these new limits, restrictions and enforced penalties. However Im also pain fully aware of the many, many people both foreign and Bahamian alike that will take issue with this. To the visitors I will say as much as we need your dollar and appreci ate your choice of The Bahamas, we must look towards the future. Our resources are so too will you be. To my fellow Bahamians, we must as a nation protect what is ours for us and future generations. ANY foreigner who needs to take larger limits than the ones I have suggested should not be welcomed here. There is no way anyone could need more than the daily amounts suggested. and groupers left they wont come here anymore. When we dont have our natural resources where will we go? Jeremy Wong Marsh Harbour, Abaco A Thank You from the Swim Club Dear Editor; The Abaco Swim Club swimmers were very successful at The 42nd RBC Na tional Swim Meet June 20-24. We thank our dedicated parents, grandparents, fam ily, friends and corporate sponsors that have continued to support us. We would like to extend a THANK YOU to all of them. Albury's Ferry Service, Bahamas Air, P&S Ltd, PJ Bahamas, Albury's Trucking, Frederick's Agency, Jib Room, Scotia Bank, Abaco Petroleum Ltd, Abaco T-Shirt & Design Ltd., Abaco Insurance Agency, Abaco Shipping, Arawak Agen cy's, Dr. James & Kristi Hull, Maxwell's, Scandi Homes, Sims Group, The Chemist Shoppe, The Lock Doctor, Van Stratton Insurance. A special thank you to all individuals and businesses that donated to our auctions at our Fund Raiser held May 17. On Their Cycle Dear Editor; Please allow me to vent my frustra tions concerning the power on this island. Or should I say lack thereof! When will BEC get their act togeth er? My bill keeps going up, up up and still further up. And it seems the outages are following suit! It blows my mind that BEC is allowed to continue operating as it does. It blows my mind like BEC blows my appliances with their incompetent surges. Just turn it off! How do you have a MONOPOLY that LOSES money? How do you have a company that charges so much, and pro vides so little, that needs to be bailed out every year because they dont even know how to do a proper payroll. Between the unions and the clowns each government installs as BECs direc tor, it seems were stuck on this cycle. Dont get me wrong. I know these fellows work hard. After hurricanes they have us up in as fast a time as you could hope. But they seriously need to do a clean sweep of everyone who has anything to do with management. I need to stop writing this email. I cant afford to keep my computer on.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour announces the availability of a limited number of luxury condominiums for sale at The Harbour Residences For more information visit www.AbacoBeachResort.com or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Back for Limited time onlyDon McKay Blvd Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-2615 Central & All Abaco Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrates ten years By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrated its 10 year anniversary on August 10. A large number of volunteers gathered to reminisce over the shops suc cessful journey for the last 10 years and to express gratefulness for the point it has reached today. The Abaco Cancer Society was found fundraisers such as booths at the Christmas bazaars and jumble sales as fundraisers. The jumble sales, which took place outside MacKay Boulevard, became so popular that one of the societys founding mem bers, Marjolein Scott, came up with the idea of opening a thrift shop. Some people were skeptical that this could ever work but 10 years of successful growth have proved those naysayers wrong. As a member of the Marsh Harbour library, Mrs. Scott visited that building fre quently. Constantly searching in her mind for a suitable location for a thrift shop, she noticed that she always passed a locked door at the southern end of the library. Upon enquiry she was told by Yvonne Key that the room would be available but that since the room had at one time been used by Dr Gottlieb as his surgery, there was a very large x-ray machine in there which would have to be removed. Due to the dan ger posed by high amounts of radioactive material the x-ray machine had to be dis mantled appropriately and so a technician the safety of the operation before all of this heavy equipment could be hauled away. Once cleared, the original three thrift shop volunteers, Marjolein Scott, Jennifer Hudson and Wendy Gwynn, set to work with brooms, mops and buckets to trans form the room which had sat collecting spi ders, other bugs and dust over the years. Curtains were put up at the windows, a small air conditioning unit installed after which Ed Scott, Marjoleins husband, set about making and installing some sturdy wooden shelves. The room was very small and quick ly became overcrowded so we were then given the use of an additional room at the northern end of the library. As the shop continued to increase in both the number of customers and amount of donations, tables were also set up outside on fair weather days. After a couple of years a library com mittee began to make initial plans for a new library building and since the feeling was that the old library may soon be torn down Mrs. Scott turned her thoughts to an alternative site for the thrift shop. Randy Key came to her aid in very generously donating the use of the steel building next to Abaco Groceries for use as a thrift shop. This location is very spa cious allowing for the display of many more items of clothing, housewares and furniture and also a good storage and sort ing area. Ed and Marjolein Scott have done a beautiful job of painting and freshening up the inside making it a very attractive facil ity. Since moving to this new location the number of customers that frequent the shop on a Saturday has increased by leaps and bounds which is a blessing since the more goods sold the more money there is to help cancer sufferers on Abaco. The amount of donations has also vastly increased for which the society is very grateful because without donations the thrift shop cannot exist. They sell everything from designer clothes to work clothes, clothes for babies, teens and adults plus books, household items, trinkets and furniture. The thrift shop is manned solely by volunteers who freely donate their time every Saturday to the running of the shop and all of the money raised is used to assist cancer patients of Abaco. Last year alone $48,000 was donated from the proceeds of the thrift shop to aid 62 patients. The Abaco Cancer Society is the only branch in the entire Bahamas that helps patients in this way. One of the thrift shops most notori ous visitors was the Barefoot Bandit who broke the lock on the door and trashed the shop on 7 August 2010. However, on tunately, only made away with T-shirts. Another unwelcome visitor was Hurricane Sandy which, on October 25, 2012, badly damaged the northern wall of the build ing causing the shop to be closed for one month for repairs. The thrift shop volunteers are very grateful to all of the supporters who have provided them with donations and shopped with them over the years and continue to do so on a regular basis. They are always looking for clothes, household goods and furniture in good clean condition. Marjolein Scott, Vice President of the Abaco Cancer Society and organizer of the thrift shop, is making a plea for people proceeds of the thrift shop to collect and bring in donations of useable items. She suggests arranging collection points for donations, sorting the items, making sure items are clean and properly bagged, and especially transporting them from the cays to get over. The Thrift Shop is open every Satur day morning from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Follow them on their Facebook page where special items can be bought and sold. Upcoming Cancer Society events in clude: p.m. at the Government Clinics in Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town. Pap smears and breast exams for women and PSA blood testing and digital exams for men. Challenge at Little Harbour (with Friends of the Environment) Show at Petes Pub. Above: Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop volunteers. Left to right: Cheryl Andrews, Betty Edmonds, Christine Sawyer, Marjolein Scott, Jennifer Hudson, JoAnn Bradley.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Appliances PlumbingMarine ProductsPaintsFencingHardware Tools&Building SuppliesElectrical SuppliesLumber PH: (242) 367-2170 Don M a c Kay B l v d M arsh H a r bou r Abaco For Y our Patronage!FUL L RANGE OFHUR RIC A NE SH UTT ERSw h T W e hav e t he supplies y ou need t o k eep y our home safe!CRA WFIS H I NG S E A SON I S HE R E &W E H A V E A LL T H E GE AR Y OU NE ED! r Divin g Gear Y ou Can De pend O n !KEEP Y OUR CRA WFISH CHILLED IN A GE CHEST FREEZERr EXCLUSIVE GE DEALER Full W arranty & Ser viceRELIABLE PO WERAt Home or on The Job Site W Thank You Rolla-way and Aluminum P ane l sALL YOU NEE D UNDE R ONE ROOF Its SummertimeGRILL OUT! Central & All Abaco Rotary Changeover Dinner recognizes two new Paul Harris Fellows The Rotary Club of Abaco held its quet was an awards dinner as well as an dents were honoured with the prestigious Paul Harris Felowship: Vernon Malone and Candice Key. The club held the dinner at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay. Present at the Banquet also was the Rotary Internationals Past Assistant Dis trict Governor of The Bahamas, Lindsey Cancino. The dinner saw the proverbial baton change hands. 2012-2013 Rotary Club of Abaco President Dwayne Wallas passed the torch to the now current President Des mond Bootle. The President Elect for the 2014-2015 year is Steve Davis. During the ceremony the Club pre sented Elbow Cay locals Candace Key and Vernon Malone with the Paul Harris Award. The Paul Harris is awarded to do nors who give $1,000 or more to Rotarys Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus (Rotary Internationals Polio eradication program) or to the Humanitarian Grants Program. Both recipients were pleasantly sur prised by their awards. President is a change to the Rotary Club of Abacos meeting time. The club will now meet Monday evenings at 5:30pm at the Abaco Beach Resorts Anglers Restaurant. Above: At the Changeover Banquet the baton is handed from the one President and Board to the next. The Rotary Club of Abaco also honoured two individuals with Paul Harris Recognitions. Both Ver non Malone and Candice Key were truly Vernon Malone, Candice Key, Past As sistant Governor Lindsey Cancino, Bryan Thompson, Secretary, Debbie Malone past secretary, and Community Service way to the Awards Banquet being held at Sea Spray.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 South Abaco Petes Pub and Gallery in Little Har bour held its Annual Customer Apprecia tion Beach Bash on Saturday, August 3. The event was formerly the Naked Din ghy Race. A good crowd had gathered for the party. Patrons strolled through the art gal lery, swam in the warm waters right off the beach and enjoyed a pig roast and drink specials. The famous Pete Johnston, for whom the Pub is named, was present that day mingling with the crowd. Petes Pub hosts party for Customer Appreciation Day Press Release ST. PETERSBURG, Florida Schooner Bay Harbour Village will host its First Annual Invitational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend on August 2325. Kurt Ave, event organizer, said We are honored to have this event hosted by Schooner Bay Harbour Village, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, and Cherokee Aviation (FBO). Mr. Ave added, Guests will enjoy an unrivaled selection of pursuits that cel ebrate the Bahamian Out Island lifestyle we all love so much. From pristine beach to spectacular diving and the best family activities in The Bahamas, Schooner Bay Harbour Village is the ultimate destination for your private plane. into MHH and park at Cherokee Aviation (FBO). Complimentary overnight park ing for 23 and 24 of August. Round trip ground transportation to Schooner Bay Harbour Village will be arranged. Overnight shared cottage accommo dations offered at special rate of $200 per couple, per night (includes double room accommodations, ground transportation, use of 4-seater golf cart, cottage breakfast provisions and dinners) The Fly-In will become an annual Bahamas Out Islands and the Schooner Bay lifestyle, Ave said. To learn more about the First Invi tational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend visit www.discoverschooner bay.com email info@discoverschooner bay.com.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Why Respond Now?For several years Peter Nygard and his minions have been running a smearcampaign against me. You may have seen some of the preposterous slurs which have been published via anony mous websites, vicious and disgusting videos on YouTube, yers inserted into newspapers and so on. For the most part, Nygards attacks are laundered through others. Now Nygard himself has gone on the oensive, most recently at a press conference held at Nygard Cay on Monday 15 July. Commentators have noticed that whenever he is asked a probing ques tion about his conduct, his response, akin to that of a small child caught telling a lie, is always Its Louis Bacons fault. He is deploying increasingly desperate measures to divert attention away from the intense media scrutiny he is under for his illegal activities with Crown Land, his non-payment of ten years of property taxes adding up to $3 Million, his conicting accounts of bankrolling the last election and his current promotion of himself as the Bahamas Overlord. So as not to divert the glare on Nygards transgressions, which he properly de serves, I wish to address the allegations he is propagating about me so they can be relegated to the large trash piles of lies that he continues pile up around himself. I have already publically done so in an open letter widely published in April which can be found at: http:// www.savethebays.bs/index.php/pdflinks/save-the-bays-gazette-2/ But the truth bears repeating with such a demagogue. Incidentally I made clear in that open letter that Nygard is running a smear-campaign against me. Although he is accustomed to su ing for defamation, he has not chal lenged any claim I made against him. Nor has he challenged the claims he has stolen Crown Land and so reveals himself as the scoaw that he is. Some of the absurd allegations against me that have emanated from Nygards minions --drug smuggling, arson and murder -are farcical and have not made it past the gutter journalists he has employed. But the constant refrain from Nygard himself is that I am a liar every time he is caught in another dis honestyit is an interesting peculiar ity that psychologists call projection, one of the traits of a person diagnosed with a Narcissistic Personality Disor deraccusing another of what one is directly and publicly guilty of. But the direct allegations from Nygard himself are ugly, corrosive projections that have had the purpose of deect ing blame from him, with the story becoming that of his wild accusations instead of that of his transgressions against the Bahamian people-this the technique of a demagogue. I would like to examine his fallacious allegations for what they are:Nygards lies about me1. at I paid o the previous government to do my bidding, whatever he thinks that might be. Peter proers this at a point when there is a restorm of controversy surrounding his self-proclaimed funding of the winning party. Besides oering no shred of evidence, this has elicited a public complaint and threat of legal action from FNM leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. Numerous Bahamians are questioning whether he provided such funding in return for a grant of Crown seabed surrounding his Nygard Cay or some other favour 1. at I am a racist.Nygard and his sidekicks have al leged on a number of occasions that ancestors of mine living in the 19th and 18th centuries, whom I of course never knew, were associated with racist groups or slaveholding. It is absurd to say I am a racist based on this. A large part of American history of those centuries is about the racial injustice, whether racism in the North, slavery and Jim Crow laws in the South, or forced removal and extermination of ethnic Indian tribes in the West. From the 21st century vantage this long history of my countrys early days is shame ful, but it is just thathistory that has no bearing on me or my morals except as a reminder of the inhumanness of mankind and that ra cial intolerance is itself intolerable. What has been documented this century were the shameful and coercive labor practices of Ny gards clothing manufacturers. Not to mention countless law suits brought by employees highlight ing abusive labor practices at his corporate headquarters and residences: sta ned for events en tirely beyond their control like guests being bitten by mosquitos, employees prevented from leaving his compound, being subjected to two hour screaming tirades from the man himself and so on. Of course, Nygard denies all such claims. Its interesting though that following CBCs 45 minute expos of his coercive and demeaning la bour practices, he has only brought defamation proceedings in relation to 83 seconds of the footage and not disputed the rest of the contents.2. at I nd it problematic that black Bahami ans have been visiting Nygard Cay for decades. I dont know where this assertion has come from, aside from Nygards warped mind. It has no basis in fact. He makes the same assertion of the Lyford Cay community, many of whom themselves are black, whose school and Church are fully inte grated or mostly black. 4. at I claim to have saved Cli on Beach for Baha mians when actually I want to exclude them Again, this is absurd. e whole focus of the Save Clion campaign was to ensure that the site was not lost to an enormous gated develop ment which would exclude Baha mians from the area. I pushed for a National Park, oered a previous administration to fund the pur chase for a Park. I engaged EDAW (an internationally recognised public land planning rm specialising in the responsible and sustainable development of sensitive lands, national parks and open spaces) to draw up detailed plans for a Na tional Park. Once the Clion Heri tage Authority Act came into force, creating the Clion Heritage Au thority to protect the site, I donated EDAWs work product to the Chris tie government to help the National Park dream become a reality. Such acts are demonstrably inconsistent with my wanting to exclude Baha mians from Clion.5. at I lied about leading the original Save Clion campaign. I have never claimed sole responsi bility for the campaign to Save Clif ton from development far from it. What I actually said on accepting the Audubon Medal for Conser vation when sharing a number of lessons Ive learnt about leadership was: Lead, but from behind. It may sound counterintuitive, but some times we are most eective when we quietly provide support and direction to those that have the most to lose, those who have been in the local community the longest, who count on the land for their livelihood, their health, their sanity. is has been twisted beyond recognition by Ny gard and Keod Smith to imply that I am taking credit for all the hard work and dedication of those who were the faces and voices of the campaign. Again, this is simply not true. I was involved in marshaling and supporting the international forces that helped take the ght directly to the developer and their nanciers who folded. To this day, I continue to praise the hard work of those at the front line during the original campaign, whose hard work saw the creation of the Clif ton Heritage Park, including to days Prime Minister Perry Christie. Prime Minister Christie praised my eorts this Spring in regards to my role in the outcome of the battle at Clionwho are the Bahamians to believe, their own Prime Minister who was so instrumental in the out come of the Park, or Peter Nygard, newly self-appointed as the Baha mas Regent, who admits he did nothing to help save Clion for the Bahamian people during that ght? Indeed, Save the Bays photographic study revealed how Nygards trap ment of driing sands had denuded Jaws Beach of sand. Nygard grand stands about his very recent help to the Clion dock while he robs it of its historical sandy beaches. Some of Nygards other liesPeter Pinocchio, as he should be known, has oered up the above in cendiary accusations when caught playing footsie with the truth, espe cially these cases below:Land AccretionPeter has lied in claiming that the ac cretion of land to his property at Ny gard Cay is due to natural causes. For years Nygard has carried out vast unauthorised construction, dredging and land reclamation on his property, Nygard Cay, in blatant disregard for the Bahamian environment, its laws and its people. As long ago as 2000 he boasted to the New York Times that I have my own set of values that set him apart from society. e article goes on to note that Nygard was pump ing sand daily to expand his stretch of beach on his ve acres. As a result, the land mass at Nygard Cay has grown from 3.25 acres in 1984 to more than 6 acres in 2010 in perhaps the most valuable real estate in all of the Bahamas, the only private peninsula in the upscale Lyford Cays gated community. In other words, it has almost doubled in size. Ludicrously, Peter claims this is due to natural accretion which the government has repudiated forcefully in court documents led in response to his action against the oce of the Attorney General. He has even requested a lease of the crown land that he has built upon. One does not need a lease for land that has naturally accreted. So which is it Peter Pinocchio, natural accretion that you have stated has caused the in crease; or public Crown Land that re quires the lease that you have applied foryou have advanced both contra dictory positions?Contradictions about his PLP donationsPeter has made extremely contradic tory public statements regarding his nancial donations to the PLP. Speaking to the press on 15 July 2013, Nygard claimed he is not certain what donations he has made to the PLP, even implying he may not have made any. Yet in an adavit led by Nygard on 2 April 2012 in support of his (latter withdrawn) criminal conspiracy claim against me he boasted about his sup port for the PLP Government: In addition, I am one of t he major backers of opposition leader Perry Christie and his PLP Party.... I am a major PLP nancial contributor And lately, Peter has intimated that the $5mm donation was in reality to facili tate stem cell research. Which is it Peter Pinocchio, $5mm donation, no donations, a donation for a stem cell center, and if the latter where has the $5mm been spent?A dirty tricks campaign against meNygard has orchestrated a smear cam paign against me which entailed his lawyer, Keod Smith, acting as a con duit to pay o Sherman Brown and Earlin Williams to write ludicrous articles claiming that I conduct an in ternational drug smuggling operation, have been involved with a number of mysterious deaths, payos, etc. Many of the outrageous articles have been authored by his PR ocer Earlin Williams who is currently attempting to defend himself in court on the bizarre basis that someone else with his name wrote them. e slurs have then appeared on Sherman Browns Baha mas National and a number of anony mous attack websites. e fact that websites were created purely to harm my reputation has been conrmed as a result of court proceedings. Court documents also show Nygard orches trated the smear campaign published in the Bahama Journal. e recent Tribune article, published July 23, ex poses how deep Nygards duplicity ac tually went; he paid for his lawyer to entertain journalists and MPs in order to discredit me. Peter recently proclaimed he spends 5% of his entire time on matters to do with me. Given there is only one very small piece of litigation over a road way between us, clearly a huge amount of energy is going into his nefarious smear-campaign.DeflectionAll this goes to the heart of the reason for Peters recent personal and increasingly hysterical attacks on me deec tion. In my view, it is all a smokescreen to mask his unlawful the of Crown Land. And to bury reports that he has not been paying his taxes. And to de ect the natural public perception that his $5mm donation (if that is what it is, a donation) will grant this foreigner presently in contempt of Bahamian Court favour in his application for Crown Land when hundreds of native Bahamians requests are not addressed. It is also an attempt to divert atten tion away from his proposed plans for a stem cell research center at Nygard Cay, which itself would seem to be a device he hoped to deploy to have his other building requests approved on appropriated Crown Land. Here he has dissembled again, rst saying the center was to be in Nygard Cay and then later saying it would be absurd to think he would house it there. Which ever tale Peter Pinocchio is spinning again there is currently intense media speculation that Peter is expecting cer tain approvals for the center in return for donations to the governing partys election campaign. It should therefore come as no surprise that Nygards immediate response to this unwanted media attention on his recent prevarications over donations and stem cell funding was to call a press conference and call me a rac ist and a liarcertainly diverts focus from the real issue. In my answering to his bullying, his incitements and race baiting, I hope the spotlight can refocus on the real issue at handPin occhio Nygard the Narcissist. is Nygard is dishonest and disreputable and an embarrassment to most Bahamians as well as in the eyes of the rest of the world. He is presently in contempt of Bahamian Court, en tertains like an conquering emperor on $25mm of prime Crown Land he has stolen from the Bahamian people while having stied the same Bahami an people $3mm in many years of un paid property taxes; ill-gotten savings that, he plowed back into supporting one political partys re-elections from whom he seems to expect favors. His response to being exposed is to give $10 thousand to a couple of sports charities to make amends. at the Bahamian people have to put up with this guest who is fouling civil society is a travesty. It is not lost on the world press that as the nancial Forbes Magazine puts it He Answers to No-One. Based on the evidence, I think thats a fair depiction, and Peter Pinocchio certainly is not answering the Bahamian peoples probing questions of his character and veracity by fabricating lies about me. Yours faithfully ,Louis Bacon Louis Bacon Responds to Peter Nygards Smear-Campaign

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 S A V ET H E B A Y S w w w c h n g e / 1 5 O 6 8 L Y I D E S E R V E T H E R I G H T T O K N O W M Y F U T U R E I S I N V O L V E D D e m a n d a F r e e d o m o f I n f o r m a t i o n A c t S i g n t h e p e t i t i o n s o t h a t t h e B a h a m i a n P e o p l e a r e I n T h e K n o w ; a l l t r u e d e m o c r a c i e s t h r o u g h o u t t h e w o r l d e n j o y a n d p r o s p e r f r o m t h i s f u n d a m e n t a l r i g h t s a v e t h e b a y s b s l e a r n m o r e a t Point, Abaco. Photographed by Diane Claridge. (c) Bahamas Marine Mammal Press Release During a three-hour survey for whales off Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday, July 21 scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mam mal Research Organisation had an excep tional sighting. Dr Diane Claridge, the groups Executive Director, recalls details of the sighting. We were drifting waiting for a beaked whale to resurface when our intern Tristan Albury pointed towards a white ob it was. We decided that it was a piece of trash, unfortunately a common sighting, and continued to focus our search for the whale. A half hour later, we still had not re-sighted the whale and believed that it may have gone down on one of its onehour long feeding dives. So with time to kill and the trash still in sight, we had another look with binoculars. We realised immediately that it was a very large bird and slowly motored towards it for a closer look. I began taking photographs of it be cause we already knew it was unusual and we wanted to be sure to identify the spe cies. As we got closer, Roxy Corbett, a visiting scientist and avid birder exclaimed that it was an albatross! I couldnt believe it. We were able to approach within 100 feet at which point it swam towards us pro viding an opportunity for us to document its body condition; it appeared healthy with no obvious signs of distress. Later when back ashore, we com pared our photographs with those available online and learned that it was a juvenile Black-browed albatross, an endangered bird with a 7-foot wing span known from subtropical to polar regions of the southern hemisphere! As far as I know this species has never been recorded previously in the tropical North Atlantic. I have seen alba tross during whale surveys in Alaska but never dreamed that Id ever see one in The Bahamas. Although we are thrilled by the rar ity of this sighting, the outcome for a bird so far out of its normal range is not usu ally good. However, there are two Blackbrowed albatross that strayed into the North Atlantic previously that have taken up long-term residence in Scotland and the Faroe Islands so who knows where this one may end up. Sunday afternoon was indeed exceptional: in addition to this remarkable sighting, we also saw 4 different species of whales and dolphins, all within 5 miles of Sandy Point. South Abaco Endangered albatross sighted off Abaco Central & All Abaco The family of Ernest Scott received overwhelming support from the Abaco community at his medical fundraiser at the BAIC Park on July 27. Steak and rib dinners were sold with the usual side orders along with delectable conch fritters, and tasty coconut and pine apple tarts. Entertainment was provided, and the bouncing castle stole the show for the younger ones. Scottie, as he is better known, was able to travel from Nassau for the special day to witness the love and generosity of his community. He spent parts of the day seated, and at other times, he hobbled on crutches around the site to mingle with his friends and family. Toward the end of the event, his wife Malena Scott said that 600 tickets had been printed, and according to her records, close to 500 had been sold. She was re assured that with their earnings from the fundraiser, and the assistance of the Na tional Insurance Board, they would be able to tackle Scotties whopping medical bill, which loomed in the area of $100,000 ini tially. I would like to thank each and every one who has donated, and who came out to help and support me, Scottie said. In gracious keeping with them and for them being so kind and dear to me, I pray that the Lord Almighty will take care of each of us in our endeavours. Emotionally shaken up as he watched well-wishers turn up in large numbers for the fundraising event, Scottie fought back tears as he cherished the moment of being with his family and friends before heading back to Nassau to prepare for his surgery Despite the intense pain that surged through his back, Scottie was still grateful to God for sustaining him. I try to walk it off, but the pain is vertebrates that are out of whack, and my spine has some problems from something before, but I give God thanks. He concluded by thanking his wife, and his family and friends who have been so dear and close to him in his time of need. Medical fundraiser engages community Above: Earnest Scott was overwhelmed by the support he received from the community. By Samantha Evans The Pilot Club of Abaco is a very community minded club and they do their best to get involved in projects that will make their community better. One such project that they are a part of is the re building of a home for Angie and Brent Lowe in Spring City. On Saturday, July bers met at the site of the Lowes House to begin some ground work to assist with the rebuilding of their home. The trench was dug free of charge by Peter Williams of Williams Heavy Equip ment and Excavation out of Treasure Cay. The following week, the existing cesspit in the wrong location. This work was done free of charge by Big Cat Equipment. A new one will be needed, so donations are welcomed. The next step will be for the steel to be laid which was already purchased by the Rotary Club. The ready mix was Pilot Club engages in community service purchased by the Pilot Club members who received a discount from Red Top Block and Concrete in Murphy Town. Accord ing to Public Relations person on the proj ect, Margo Dean, they will be opening an account at Abaco Hardware by the end of July so that anyone who wants to assist with the purchase of blocks or any other contribution to that account. Once the steel has been laid and the ready mix poured, they will need the blocks. It is the goal of the Pilot Club to have this family in their home for the Christmas Holiday so any public donations whether in the form of money or labor will be greatly appreciated. Dean also stated that the family will need major appliances such as a refrigera tor, stove, washer and dryer. This will be the focus of the Pilot Club of Abaco this related diseases so they are happy to be working in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Abaco and The Scurvy Few to as sist the Lowes to get back into their home. The contractor in charge of the project is Don Wilmott of Woslee Construction. Rotary donates $2,400 to Abaco Crash Fire & Rescue Above: Rotary Club member Bill Albury presents Chief Albury with a cheque. On August 6 Colin Albury, Fire Chief at Abaco Crash, Fire and Rescue in Treasure Cay, spoke to the Rotary Club of Abaco. After his speech he was awarded by Lil Bill Albury, on behalf of the Club, $2,400. The money will go towards the purchase of new equipment for the rescue organization. Chief Albury also spoke about the dangers of improper golf cart use. Accord ing to his reports, golf carts that have been large percentage of serious injuries in the Treasure Cay area and elsewhere.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Central & All Abaco All seems to be well in the Sweet ings Village Subdivision this week, but less than three weeks ago it was literally a nightmare for two families living there. On July 13, Brendan and Ruth Saun ders and their next-door neighbours, Christopher and Tara Claridge, discovered that their wells had been contaminated by someone illegally dumping fuel somewhere on the grounds of the private subdivision on Abaco. While the Claridges only have one well, the Saunders have a 15 foot and a 30foot well. The couples complained that the fumes were so bad that they could not use their water for anything. Saturday morning I took a shower, and I said to Chris, I feel like I just show ered in paint thinner, Tara lamented. It was that strong because I had to actually turn off the shower because I could feel my chest like getting really tight. We thought it just as bad. Christopher and Tara thought that giving the water a second time to run Unfortunately, when the couple began rinsing dishes later on that night to load in the dishwasher, the water began to smell like gasoline at that point. On her Facebook page, a distraught Tara wrote: The smell is so bad, my eyes burn when we turn on the tap, my throat ter obviously oil and gas. We are only bottled water for everything else There is nothing comical or humorous about this health risk and very dangerous. We can not bathe in the house, wash dishes, do laundry, wash our hands nothing. If any one knows anything about who dumped a large amount of oil/gas in the area please come forward. We WILL get to the bottom of this. Ruth and Brendan didnt know what was happening until Sunday morning be cause they had been away from home. However, when Ruth brushed her teeth, and felt oil on her face after washing it, she knew something was terribly wrong. A tenant in the apartment next door to the two homes had been treated the night be fore at the government clinic because her skin had become irritated from using the water. However, she left the island a few days after. The Saunders examined the heater and water softener only to discover that the water they scooped up was black. The wa of it. While the Claridges decided to move their jeep, the Saunders removed their boat from the yard to rule out a likely culprit. At this point, both families began to speculate that someone had intentionally contaminated their water table. After speaking with the Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Department of Ruth decided to contact Brendan Swaby, president of Sentinel Drilling, to get to the bottom of the problem. She also received feedback from Jeremy Wong of Well Done Drilling Services, and he suggested that she use detergent to break down the fuel. Wong and Swaby then recommended that they drain the well, so the Marsh Har bour Volunteer Fire Department stepped Mateo Hicks came to assist, and pumped two thousand gallons of water from the wells. Tara also spoke to the staff at Friends of the Environment where she was given a few pointers. Unfortunately, the main thing they had ever dealt with was well and septic issues. Before Swabys visit, they contem plated having to dig another well, and were hopeful that the water table had not been entirely compromised because digging an other well would have been futile. by, a drilling specialist whose company specializes in drilling and rehabilitating wells, discovered fuel oil in the well, and the problem, Swaby had to pump a few thousand gallons of water and fuel oil off to lessen the quantity of the substance in the water. Then he did a rehabilitation process by sleeving the well with a PVC pipe 10 feet below the water table rather than at the sealed off with bentonite clay and cement, which seemed to remedy the problem. The secondary well that was used has been abandoned. While he was pleased with the re sults, Swaby told them to keep in mind that fuel oil is like a plume meaning it settles in one area and eventually starts to spread wherever the movement of water is like a well source. This is not a commonplace problem, but it is not something to be taken lightly, Swaby emphasized. The only time I have encountered this problem was where peo ple lived close to gas stations that had leak ing tanks, and they had a similar problem. There was not an extremely large amount of fuel in Sweetings Tract. It could have come from illegal dumping, but we were where it came from. If it had been a large amount of gas, it would have been a situation of epidemic proportions because the entire neighbour hood could have been affected. I have seen other places where folks had to revert to city water because it was so bad. Another rehabilitative process, he said, would be to use a sump pump to pump the top of the water table where the fuel oil is to try eradicate as much as pos sible. residue in the pipes in the home. I used clean the pipes, and eradicate the fuel resi due from the home itself. After a few hours of pumping and heavy chlorination, I was able to remove the residue, and the water seems to be very good, Swaby said. Health wise, Swaby said there would families if they had not addressed the prob lem and continued to use the water for any prolonged period of time. He said: Gasoline will have a detri mental effect either on your skin or from inhalation. There was a noxious gasoline fume in the water, so my major concern is that it was isolated. Meantime, Swaby was convinced that the fuel was contained in the general area, so a container was used to pump water into it. By pumping, it pulled a lot of plume to where they were pumping, and eradicated the fuel oil from the ground instead of leaving it there to spread. He commended contaminated water into to get rid of fuel already in the aquifer, and for providing a secondary source of potable water for the Saunders use. While the couples knew they would be faced with added expenses, the more pressing need was to have clean water. There was also the fear of what would hap pen if someone struck a match because of how strong the fumes were. Saturday and Sunday night were the worst to the point that I could have the toi let lid closed and I would close out bath room door, and an hour later I could come back and open that door and the fumes were so strong just from the water settling in the toilet. Then I stupidly tried to do a load of towels Saturday morning not even think ing, and when I opened the dryer, they smelled as if they had been soaked in gaso line, Tara further revealed. You dont want to smell the water thats coming out of [the tap from] my sink; you could sell this to Esso." Ruth looked forward to Keith Bishop and a representative from Environmental Health to stop by that week, so that she report in the event of sabotage, or at the very least, to create awareness. For 13 years, Ruth said they had nev er had a problem with their well, and the years of living there. Going back to their theory of sabotage, they considered how foolish it was to lash out at one person in the neighbourhood because everyone lives so closely together. If youre mad at one person, youre not just affecting one person. Its not like the water table ends on our property line, Tara commented. Ruth added: If youre dumping fuel, you had no idea of the repercussions or who could have been hurt in the process of dumping fuel. My concern is the loss and the cost of what was done. Please see Well Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 All the waitress at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge are joining in on a little friendly competition to see who sells the most bottles of wine each month. This past month we had a tie! They each received a $50 incentive for their eorts. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge has an extensive wine list, most coming from FranceJuly Contest WinnersLeft to Right: Monise Nicolas, Karen Forbes (Restaurant Manager) & Monique Phillipe Central & All Abaco Ruth said that her conversation had been very helpful, with Barrington Mur phy, the Abaco manager of the Water and Sewerage Corp., and that he offered to have the water tested as well. Throughout their ordeal, Ruth dis covered that the government had carried out a scope of works for the area, but was not able to afford to give them access to running water. Both couples voiced that they had no problem contributing because several of the residents had contributed to having the roads repaired to save their ve hicles. We are pushing this issue to raise awareness to all residents of Sweetings Village, and to all concerned that this is also the turning point for us to get city wa ter for us, Ruth noted. With this issue, we could have automatically turned over to city water. It needs to be decided if this is going to be a private development or a government development. If everyone is willing to pull to gether, this would be a really nice area if we got public water and the roads were paved. Tara admitted that she would also like to have both options because water is throughout the ordeal because she has a toddler. The Saunders and Claridges would like to particularly thank Brendan Swaby of Sentinel Drilling, Nassau; Timothy McDonald and Mateo Hicks of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. for their dedication and assistance; Jeremy Wong for coming to their rescue with clean wa ter; and to their neighbor, Lisa Scott, for assisting Christopher and Tara with clean water as well. All is well in Sweeting's Village for tonight. Thank God for good friends and neighbours. Love you lots! Tara ex claimed. Well From Page 17 Above: Members of the Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Toastmasters Club on July 27 at their Awards and Social Night. Photo by Charmaine Bonaby. Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Toastmasters receive club awards Calling it an evening to remember, members of the Toastmasters International Abaco Lighthouse Beamers had reason to celebrate during their "Toastmaster of the Stars" Awards and Social Night 2012 -2013 on July 27. Toastmasters were hon oured for their hard work and received Funny Awards and Club Awards for their efforts. District 47 Area Governor, Toast master Jethro Dickson travelled from Grand Bahama to attend the outstanding event. In the Funny Awards category, the winners were: Immediate Past President and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Ja maro Thompson for the Hot Air Award; the Ah Um Award went to Toastmaster (TM) President Charmaine Bonaby; Al ways Misbehaving: TM Travis McDon ald; Late again: TM Julieth McCafferty; I Aint Coming: TM Taryn Russell; Most Dependable: TM Charmaine Bonaby; and All Smiles: TM Julieth McCafferty. Awards category. TM Brittney Smith re ceived the Spirit of Excellence Award; TM Glender Knowles, Spirit of Success; DTM Jamaro Thompson, Talk It Up; TM Syrena Hollingworth, Table Topics Speaker of the Year; TM Travis McDonald, Speaker of the Year; and DTM Jamaro Thompson as the Evaluator of the Year. Special con gratulations was awarded to TM Brittney Smith, who was declared the Toastmaster of the Year. President Bonaby said that besides the presentation of awards, guests and Toast masters were given the opportunity to mix and mingle. Already 20-members strong, she was pleased to add that their club has received six new members for the year. Although the club is something that grooms your public speaking and your environment because the Toastmasters mission is to provide a mutually supportive environment for Toastmasters, President Bonaby explained. People may be afraid of public speaking, but its all about help ing each other, so theres no fear to join the club. session was held at Friendship Tabernacle Church, and an Installation Ceremony for the newly elected executive members of the Abaco Lighthouse Beamers is sched uled for October. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who participated, contributed, and attended our Awards/Social last night. It was truly an evening to remember, and will have everyone wanting to come back for more, she praised. And a big con gratulations to all of our awards winners. A job truly well done during this Toast masters year. We as Beamers surely do not disap point, and last night proved just that. Hats off to all our Toastmasters as we continue to beam all over Abaco and around the world. Prospective members can join Toast masters during bi-monthly meetings, which are held at the Conch Inn every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel September 2013 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats Stealing a 45 year old female of Hope Town re ported that sometime between 7:30pm and some unknown person/s stole $51.00 from her residence. Police action requested. This matter is under active Police in vestigation. Stealing On 7th August, 2013, a 26 year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, report that August, 2013 and 2:00am on Saturday 3rd August, 2013, some unknown person/s stole her hand bag containing cash, her Bahamian passport, jewelry and other per sonal effects. She suspects a Rasta male who dropped by her home and she allowed him inside of her residence. Police action requested. This matter is under active Po lice investigation Stealing a 40 year old male of Don McKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that on Saturday 10th August, 2013, some un known person/s entered his apartment and stole a Dell laptop and an undetermined amount of cash. No signs of forced entry. Police action requested. This matter is under active Police in vestigation Found Dangerous Drugs cers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while in the area in south Abaco saw what appeared to be suspect marijuana plants being grown. Po lice action requested. suspect plants ranging in height of 3 to 4 feet with a street value of $5,000.00 were brought to the Marsh Harbour Police Sta tion for further investigation. This matter is under active Police investigation Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while on patrol Arrested a 33 year old male of Dun das Town after he was found in possession of suspected Marijuana. He was brought to the Marsh Har bour Police Station reference to possession of Dangerous Drugs. Possession of Dangerous Drugs. Unit (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while on patrol Arrested a 30 year old male of Murphy Town and a 17 year old juvenile of Murphy Town after they were found in possession of suspected Marijua na. They were brought to the Marsh Har bour Police Station reference to possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to sup as proceeds of dangerous drugs. Call 919 to report suspicious behavior Crime Report

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts A report on shanty towns, as prom ised by the Minister of the Environment and Housing Ken Dorsett, was released on July 3, 2013 highlighting troubling data on environmental concerns in these communi ties across New Providence and several out islands including Abaco. The report, which covered shanty towns in New Providence, Andros, Ex uma, Eleuthera and Abaco found a large number of troubling issues including envi ronmental hazards and illegal activities. of dwellings which do not meet minimum environmental or regulatory standards with respect to water supply, solid waste man agement, sewage disposal, general aesthet ics and structure. The report observed that most, if not all, of these Shanty towns is on Gov ernment crown land issued to Bahamians families for the purpose of agriculture. A survey conducted two years ago noted that these "communities" are informally orga nized, overcrowded with illegal/poorly constructed dwellings, improper or no sewage disposal systems, compounded with derelict vehicles and garbage accu mulation which give rise to the breeding of rodents mosquitoes and other disease carrying vectors. An emerging trend is the increasing number of Bahamians (or persons, who claim to be Bahamian) who live in or fre quent these towns. Many of the long-term shanty town occupants express that "new arrivals" do not have the same reverence for proper hygiene and respect for law and order resulting in the decline of the towns. The report highlighted that buildings in these shanty towns are made from dis carded wood or metals without any regard for the Bahamas Building Code and that construction was ongoing in most of these towns. A number of the structures are now rented by Haitians to persons claiming to have Bahamian Citizenship and illegal im migrants. ture, inclusive of liquor stores, conve nience shops, numbers, animal rearing (chickens, sheep, goats, and pigs), cock duction, are being operated in these towns. The storage of bottles being housed in these towns gives rise to mosquito and other disease carrying vectors. The manu facturing of coal seems to be a big business as Bahamian Pine is being utilized in disre gard to the Forestry Act. The report stated that water is avail able in all towns, and in some instances being piped into houses. Of great concern is the biological quality of the water. Only three of the forty-six water samples taken meet World Health Organization (WHO) Standards. All the others failed with very high fecal coli form counts. Two of the samples had residual chlorine present. The number of sanitary convenienc es is not in proportion to the population, according to the report, as human feces were observed in common walking areas between dwellings, in nearby bushes, and around animal pens. The inadequate dis posal of sewage increases the risk of trans mission of fecal-borne diseases and con tamination of groundwater supply. Household refuse, mostly food by products, are routinely thrown outdoors, often within the pathway, around the houses, or wherever is convenient. There is strong indication of rodent infestation in and around living/sleeping quarters as evi denced by live rats, and burrows. The proliferation of derelict vehicles is a major concern as they serve as har borage for vectors such as mosquitoes and rodents. The average house within these towns is approximately 80 square feet and houses a family of six (6). It is fair to assume that overcrowding is an issue. This integrity, minimal (or lack of) sewage and water infrastructures and solid waste man agement issues. Above: shanty houses in the Abaco immigrant community of Pigeon Peas. Their prox Thompson Sr.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: JULY 2012 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* 4:00pm / 5:45pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pm *Except Sundays and Holidays Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon ompson 242-357-6532 Dock Construction Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Boat Lifts Sales and Service And Much More... Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience Contact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Hope Town..cont Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Rev. July 2013 Dis & Dat Unable to go in the boat for August 1, Editor looks next to the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Advertise with The Abaconian

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................367-2963 Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop ...............................................365-6013 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4311 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper ......................... $$ .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest ..................... $$ .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House ....................... $ .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place ........................... ..$$ .................. 367-2880 Junovias.....................................$$..................367-1271 Jib Room .................................. $$ .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... $ .................. 367-2615 Mangoes ................................. $$$ .................. 367-2366 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack ............................... $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn .............................. $$$ .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks ................................ $$ .................. 366-0247 Firey.......................................$$$................. 366-0145 Harbours Edge ......................... $$ .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) .............. $ .................. 366-0760 HT Inn & Marina.........................$$................. 366-0003 H T Harbour Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 366-0095 Munchies .................................... $ .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour ............. $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Bahama Beach Club.................$$$...................365-8500 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. ................ $ .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8185 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class ........................ $$$ .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club ................ $$$ ................. .365-9385 Blu House ............................. $$$ .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro ...................... $$ .................. 365-4247 Green Turtle Club .................... $$$ .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill ................... $$ .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant .............. $$ .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant ............. $$ .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn .................... $$ .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe .................. $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue......Marine VHF 16...............366-0282 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour ..................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center.....................................................367-9999 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic ................................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis.................................................367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay ........................................ 365-8288 Integrated Medical Center .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................................... 367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour ........................... 367-2510 Government Clinic, Coopers Town ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point ................................. 366-4010 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584 Blu House ....................... 38 ......... F ................ 365-4247 Green Turtle Club .............. 40 ......... F ................ 365-4271 Black Sound Marina .......... 15 ............................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club ............... 15 ......... F ................ 365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 ......... F ................ 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191 Treasure Cay Marina........ ..150......... F............... ..365-8250 Man-O-War Marina .......... 28 ......... F .................365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina ...... 192 ......... F .................367-2158 Conch Inn .......................... 72. .........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina ........ 40 ......... F ................367-2182 Mangoes Marina ............... 29 ........... .................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina ...... 62 ......... F .................367 2700 Hope Town Marina ............ 62 ............................ 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ................366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ................366-0065 Schooner Bay .................... 15 ......... F ................475-7626 Spanish Cay Marina ........... 40 ......... F ................365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina .......... 158 ........... ................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways ............ 37 ........... ................365-5070 Orchid Bay ......................... 66 ........ F ................365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beah..................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Craig Air Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Island Wings Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Sky Bahamas Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Western Air Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air .............................................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................................367-1920 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08 Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........................................ $15 Spring City ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore ......................................................................... $90 Crossing Rocks ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................................... $10 Madeira Park .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Lighthouse ....................................... Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry ...................... Little Harbour Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards .............................. Man-O-War Cay Hole-inWall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching ask tourism.................................367-3067 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour www.theabaconian.com Alburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay F rom Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour cont... North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The Abaconian Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013 All phones use area code 242 unless noted .......... ....367-2936 ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ........................ ....365-8749 .................. ....365-4411 ....................... ....365-8506 ...... ....367-2787 ......... ....366-0024 Charter Fishing Boats Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 16 August 15th, 2013 Creative Summer Arts Camp offered to three communities By Canishka Alexander Above: (left to right) Dre Hall, Desmond Boodle, Ozeke Swain, Rebecca Strachan and Desmondo Boodle made up the Abaco Judo team which competed at the US Junior Open Championships. The team Bronze, Silver, one 4th and one 5th place at the US Junior Open Championships in Fort Lauderdale on July 28. For the story see page 10. Please see Camp Page 4 Above: children enjoying themselves at the Creative Summer Arts Camp.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Brother, Big Sister program for Abaco

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Camp From Page 1 Above: Zachary Roberts, who is on his way to being a fully licensed EMT in The Bahamas. Center under By Samantha Evans Please see Cyber Page 5

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Cyber From Page 4 By Jennifer Hudson Above: snack time for the youth at Vacation Bible School held at St. Andrews Church, Dundas Town, from July 28 to August 2. The Camp this year was run by dison and Eunice Pinder, Missionaries from Cat Island, along with local Man-O-War Youth Pastor and wife: Rich and Netica Roberts. By Samantha Evans Above: Sandy Point children were entertained with Biblical stories and activities during VBS

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour THE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Editors Note: This is an ongoing story about the founding of the Every Child Counts School. See the July 1 issue for the previous installment. By Ruth Harkin By Vernique Russell Pictured: Reagan Roberts with his parents Christopher and Pamela Roberts along with school Principal Keva McIntosh. Student of the

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 4 DRAWER CHEST WOODEN BUNK BEDS $575 .00 METAL BUNK BEDS $450 .00 ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $210 .00 MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMESCommercial Carpet..$11.00sq.yd. Carpet Padding........$5.75 sq.yd.Wooden Toddler Beds............$175.00 LAMINATED FLOORING $2 50 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. By Samantha Evans Harbour Church of God By Samantha Evans By Canishka Alexander Please see Service Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Email: info@jmjelectricltd.com Service From Page 7 Genesis organizes By Canishka Alexander Above: members of Genesis perform during the Fathers Day Gospel Explosion at Friendship Tabernacle Church.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Timothy Roberts Above: The wind was strong for the start of one of the E-Class races held at Schooner Bay. The North Abaco Baseball Team along with their coaches. The 11-12-year-old players attended the Bahamas Baseball Federation National Tournament in Grand Bahama, and placed third. Press Release Please see Regatta Page 10 Please see E-Class Page 10 Angels Academy is a private school located in marsh Harbour that offers classes from Pre-K to Grade 6. With our small class sizes your child will receive individualized instruction. shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademy.com 242-367-2780 Contact us to learn more about our classes and curriculum. Registration fees for new students will be waved from now until the beginning of September. Enroll your child today!

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Sports Regatta From Page 9 E-Class From Page 9 Press Release Junior Open Championships Please see Judo Page 12

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Gr eat Guana Cay Gr een T urtle Cay Man-O-W ar Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Treasure Cay 242-365-4648 242-367-3450 242-367-2935 242-365-6416 242-366-0029 Please view all of our exclusive listings atwww.AbacoCaysRealty.com Contact us at: info@abacocaysrealty.com 242-365-4648 ELBOW CAY BERKLEYS BLUFF31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre 100 of Atlantic ocean frontage 275 depth Great elevations overlooks surfers beach. #HTV1125 UNDER CONTRACT GREAT GUANA CAY SEA TO BAY This exceptional parcel at the south end of Great Guana Cay with great elevation oers 3.4 Acres of prime property, 201.87 Atlantic frontage and 159.15 on the Sea of Abaco overlooking private harbour protected by over 15 high solid rock walls-includes 2 boat slips. Property can be divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000. CLAIRES BEACH Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. 0.717 Acre 117 of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000. LOST SHAKER 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65 of Atlantic beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevationseasement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000. ATLANTIS 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95 of Atlantic beachfront Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 REDUCED $350,000. SEAVIEW Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre 136 prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delias Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private dock on shoreline 8 depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000. GREEN TURTLE CAY COCONUT BEACH 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000. ATLANTIC BEACH LOT 24,974 s.f. 0.573 Acre 100 of Atlantic Beach front Good elevations reef right o shore. #GTV1212 $300,000PLAYING HOOKY15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock accessBeach access #GTV1080 UNDER CONTRACT OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 acres corner lot Atlantic beach and ocean views beach road access 30 away close proximity to Green Turtle Club. Snorkeling just oshore. #GTV1157 REDUCED $215,000. CONCHED OUT -Lot 2 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125 of Atlantic beachfront 12 elevations #GTV1008 -$350,000. Lot 3 36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117 on Coco Bay30 elevations #GTV1206 $697,000. Lot 4 36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117 on Coco Bay 25 elevations #GTV1207 $697,000. NO NAME CAY PARCELS 1. One Acre +/345 of Atlantic shoreline $225,000. 2. One Acre +/250 of Atlantic Shoreline $259,000. 3. One and a Half Acres +/525 of Atlantic Shoreline $418,000. #NCV1188 $225,000 $418,000. SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. CENTRAL ABACO SAND BANKS CREEK LOTS 4&5 #4 1.120 Acres 97.42 on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92 on the creek. Both lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500. Green Turtle Cay7,264 s.f. 0.166 Acre 877 s.f. 3 Bd.-1 Bath 12 x 16 Shed 90 L Shaped Dock PGT Storm Windows Galvilume Metal Roof 1/2 ownership available for $174,000 #GTH1197 $299,000 Treasure Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Baths 1,158 s.f. under air 68,000 s.f. 1.56 Acre with 550 of frontage New Construction Attention to detail high end design dock slip available #TCH1215 $492,000Green Turtle Cay 3 Bd, 3 Bth 2,116 s.f. 2nd level Master Suite 6727 s.f. 0.154 Acres White Sound views Yachtsmen Cottage at The Blu House Turn Key #GTH1210 $599,000 Great Guana Cay2,000 s.f. 3 bd. 2 bth 7,408 s.f. 0.170 Acres 1,000 s.f. wrap around Decks Beach Access Shared Dock Great Elevations/Views Beach lot available #GGH1214 $640,000 Cherokee Sound30,600 s.f. 0.702 Acre 2,040 s.f. Residence 280 s.f. Guest House 3 Bed 3 Bath 1120 s.f. Covered Decks 90 s.f. Open Decks Ocean Views 1/2 mile to Settlement #CSH1209 $570,000 Green Turtle Cay1,455 s.f. Residence 7,612 s.f 0.174 Acre 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Overlooking Blu House Marina Fully Furnished Rental History Dock #GTH1213 $599,000 Gr een T urtle CayMarina Resort for Sale +/-621 on Black Sound available +/-378 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock Great for private estate #GTH1151 $3,470,000 Man O War Cay 10,056 s.f. 0.23 Acre 1,200 s.f. Residence 192 s.f. Snore Box 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 16,000 gal. cistern 17 KW Diesel Gen. Central A/C + Split Unit #MWH1024 $499,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 928 s.f. 74,182 s.f. 1.703 Acre 198 of Gilliam Bay Beach 478 on the Sea of Abaco Overlooks town ats Boneshermens Dream Property #GTH1205 RED BAY & LOGGERHEAD CREEK 0.233 67.42 Acres of prime development opportunity, possibilities unlimited. ACV1184 ACV1185 ACV1186 $139,000 $1,685,500. SOUTH ABACO LITTLE HARBOUR LOT 42,166 s.f. .968 Acres 165 on Little Harbour Easement to the bight 2,773 s.f. 10 wide access to great bone shing. #SAV1208 $255,000. THE GATEWAY AT WINDING BAYOver 16 Acres of prime development property 1,638 linear ft of creek frontage. Great location for Eco-Resort or commercial property. Located at the entrance to Winding Bay (A Marriott Resort) and Little Harbour, just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour airport. SAV1198 REDUCED $800,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,699,000 Chris Plummer Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Faron Sawyer Scotland Cay Marsh Harbour Silbert Mills Marsh Harbour James Pleydell-Bouverie Man O War Cay Paul Thompson Elbow Cay Elbow CayBest Estate on Elbow Cay -Beach lot 2.24 Acres 419 Atlantic Beachfront 395 on Canal 2 Cottages with dock Creek Parcel 1.39 Acres 160 on Nigh Creek 25 Elevations #HTH1200 $2,999,900 REDUCED REDUCED NEW Abaco Cays Realty Ltd.Specializing in the Gems of Abaco, her Cays Scotland Cay -13,601 s.f. 0.312 Acre 84 on canal 2,678 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Dock & Lift 15,000 lb 60x20 Dock slip/marina garage #SCH1196 $1,399,000 Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath 2,048 s.f. 4,617 s.f. 0.106 Acre 4 Single Townhouses Resort/Accommodation Views of the Sea of Abaco 384 s.f. of sun porches Rental History Located at Blu House #GTH1199 $499,000 REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED NEW Green Turtle Cay33,342 s.f. 0.765 Acre 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Porch Impact Doors/Windows Turkish Tile Floors Pickled vaulted ceilings Community Dock Access #GTH1162 $1,999,000 Manjack Cay23,612 s.f. .542 Acre 1100 s.f. 1 bd, 1 bth Live o the grid Access to Atlantic Beach The Cove on Munjack Gazebo #MCH1216 $379,000 Man O War CayNorthern Tip of MOW Sea to Sea Parcels 3 Options Available Private Marina 8MLW Private Beaches Exceptional Estate Great Elevations Price Upon Request NEW Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 1,558 s.f. 3 Bd 1 Bth Crows Peak lounge Abacos best beach Near Nippers & Town Rental History #GGH1190 $699,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f. 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 642 s.f. 2 bd 2 bth 336 s.f. open decks Beautiful views of Atlantic Ocean 10,000 gal. cistern Close to town #GGH1191 $449,000

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Sports Judo From Page 10 By Timothy Roberts Above: Dr. Ron Archer talks with some youth at an Abaco Youth Football Association practice in Marsh Harbour.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Business By Mirella Santillo Above: a guest at the launching party holds up a tasty stone crab claw. The company has a retail outlet in Murphy Town and a factory in the northern settlement of Mount Hope. By Alison Lowe Courtesy the Nassau Guardian Above: Shcarra Russell, accepts her Island Vacation For 2 to The Exuma Beach Re sort from Furniture Plus Associate, Owen Rolle. Please see Serenity Page 13

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Further Business Serenity From Page 13 Cornerstones of Abaco Business A look at businesses that have stuck participates in the Forum in Jamaica By Mirella Santillo Abaco Shipping By Mirella Santillo By Vernique Russell hosts Lobster Fest By Vernique Russell

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Barclays Bank never expected you to live this long! Heres to 80 years and many more! Happy Birthday from all the family Happy 80 th Birthday Further Business Entrepreneur Watch By Vernique Russell By Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans By Mirella Santillo Guava Duff and Stuff By Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans Entrepreneur Watch The Abaconian

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 SUN OIL LIMITEDEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Sun Oil Limited seeks to identify: PROFESSIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS in Abaco, e Bahamas e successful candidate(s) will assume the role of Driver/Operator. is position is responsible for the daily execution of key responsibilities within a bulk fuel facility. ese responsibilities include the safe receipt, storage and delivery of bulk petroleum products in accordance with strict industry and company standards. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of safe driving. Successful experience in the petroleum industry would be a plus. Core Responsibilities island. re-distribution of petroleum products. maintenance and repairs. member. Benets include: Competitive salary and benets package, commensurate with work mas.com or drop resumes at the Sun Oil/Shell Depot in Murphy Town, Abaco.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 MARINE NAVIGATION COURSEAbaco, this is your opportunity to study Marine Navigation at a professional level. Call Mr. Key at 367-5351 or e-mail pgk434@yahoo.com The Bahamas School of Marine Navigation is oering a Terrestrial Navigation Course (2 Months, 3 Nights per Week) at Friends of the Environment board room commencing at 7 pm on Monday, September 2, 2013. The rst class is free with no payments until class #2.Other courses include: Seamanship/Marine Safety (individuals & groups) and Celestial Navigation Methods 229 & 249. By Canishka Alexander Head of CEES meets interested in education on Abaco By Mirella Santillo

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD for Immediate Delivery! BARGAIN CAR RENTALS Summer Special Rates Mid Size Cars: $70 Daily $350 Weekly Full Size Cars & Mini Vans: $80 Daily $450 Weekly ** MON-THUR $10 OFF YOUR DAILY RATE Don MacKay Blvd (Next to the Kidney Center) PH: 367-0500, 225-3657 (Toll Free) Fax: 367-0501 Located Don MacKay Blvd and Airport Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Straw Baskets Shirts Hats Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs Androsia Shirts Androsia Fabric By Lee Pinder Opinion Press release Above: S. C. Bootle High School PTA President, Eric Collie (left) and Principal Huel Moss Jr. (right) receiving a check donation from Matthew Sawyer (center), the General Manager of Commonwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour. By Vernique Russell

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 21 NUMBER 16 August 15th, 2013 By Timothy Roberts While progress on recently signed contracts at the Marsh Harbour interna tional Airport are now under way, progress on the terminal continues to be delayed as FES waits for government approval and mobilization on change orders that were known since December 2012. As of August 12 progress can be seen as the perimeter fence is now under way and the security booth for the control tower initial delays. However, the re-routing of the runway light controls and the installa tion of the generator at the control tower, along with adjustments to the interior of the new terminal building have been set back due to delays in acquiring govern ment approval and mobilization. In January the Deputy Prime Minis ter and Minister of Works and Urban Re newal, Philip Brave Davis said that there were things not taken into consideration in the original design and that these components would prevent the opening of the airport as it would not meet the standards to become an international airport. Airport progress continues to be delayed FES sees a November or December openingPlease see Airport Page 5 Minimal maintenance on site while new contract is delayed Abaco MP Key returns to House after fellow party members boycottAbove: The Member of Parliament for Central & South Abaco, Edison Key, returned to his seat to vote during a heated Parliamentary session regarding stem cell research. Mr. Keys fellow FNM party members decided to leave in solidarity because of the forced removal of Party Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis from the House of Assembly. See page 5. Photo courtesy Nassau Guardian. sponsibility for its maintenance away from Local Government as of July 1. See page 6. Above: fencing going up around the Marsh Harbour International Airport.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com North Abaco FNM Honours Anniversary of Maynards PassingBy Timothy Roberts On August 10, Dr. Hubert Minnis along with party chairman Darron Cash and members of the Free National Move ment (FNM) held a brief memorial ser vice for former FNM National Chairman Charles Maynard laying a wreath on the side of the road at the site of his passing. The service celebrated the life and legacy of the late Charles Charlie May nard who was also Minister of Youth, Opposition leader visits North Abaco Sports and Culture who was described by Dr. as a dedicated and patriotic Bahamian statesman who prided himself on service to, and love for country, and a man who was passionate about the positive develop ment of the youth of The Bahamas. Charles Maynard died suddenly on August 14, 2012, just outside of Blackwood, in North Abaco. At the time of his death, Mr. Maynard was coordinating the FNM campaign for the North Abaco byelection held in October last year. FNM Meets with North Abaco SupportersBy Timothy Roberts During a visit to North Abaco on August 10 the leader of the Free National Movement along with the partys chairman meeting with party supporters at the Trea sure Cay Public Beach. Dr. Hubert Minnis took time to explain to party members about the FNMs recent actions in the House of Assembly and his stand for democracy as he was Named and suspended for two sessions by the Speaker of the House, Kendall Major. He said I rebelled because I wanted to defend and maintain democracy. They tried to stagnate democracy but we are not going to allow them to. He said he was determined not to apologize and not to back down because I knew that our former leader fought and brought about democracy and I was cer tainly not going to allow it to go back wards, but to ensure it goes forward. Dr. Minnis said to his supporters that they need to be ready to campaign as the current administration does not have the moral authority to govern and we must be ready [when election is called] to take over from them. He said that as he and his team move through the family islands and all the constituencies they will not stop campaign ing until they have won the next election; when we are sworn in as the new government of the Commonwealth of The Baha mas. He told supporters that the party wants to ensure that they are connected and communicate well with their supporters. Above: Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Hubert Minnis, lays a wreath at the site where the late Charles Maynard passed away last year while coordinating the North Abaco byelection

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Furniture Plus On January 11, 2013 Mr. Davis said. Those designs are almost complete; hence the airport opening will be delayed for an other three to four months. Whatever there However, in July work was not yet completed and during a visit to Abaco on July 5 Mr. Davis said that they are ad dressing what they call the punch list at the moment and added that The challenge they have at the moment is relocating the generator and the energy system for the lighting of the airport which is now going to be placed in the [control] tower, which was not part of the original plan. At the time he said that the govern ment reviewed the change order for the work to be done and assessed the additional costs and said that the work has been au thorized to commence and it is hoped that it will not cause any inordinate delays. According to one of the partners of FES Construction Company, James Edge combe, the terminal has passed electrical and plumbing inspections and is waiting Central & All Abaco Airport From Page 1 that the Control Tower Equipment had also been tested and is operational. He indicated that the remaining work to be done along with the necessary train ing need for the staff and management of the terminal, and also the setting up of the ticket counters and shops would likely push the opening back to November or Decem ber. Care Landscaping, the company hired to do the landscaping at the airport, has also faced delays in being able to carry out maintenance due to a lack of payment from government. Nick Mailis, one of the owners of nances are appropriated soon so that they can address the now overgrown grass at the airport. We are apologetic and embar rassed that we have not been able to contin ue with keeping the landscaping looking as good as we are capable of doing; however, there is only so much we can do without being paid.MP Key defends choice to stayOther party leaders weigh in the House of Parliament to remove Free National Movement (FNM) leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. This was in response to Dr. Minnis refusal to withdraw comments he made last month regarding the Prime Minnis, he and seven FNM Members of Parliament left the Chamber in solidarity. The only FNM MP to remain was Central & South Abaco MP Edison Key. The stem cell bill, which was to be debated that day, was passed. Mr. Key said that his support for the bill was one reason why he did not join his FNM colleagues in their impromptu boycott of the House of Assembly. After the incident Mr. Key said he was not concerned about backlash from his party. He claimed he was not going against the FNM. Instead, he said, he was representing his constituents. The people sent me to the House to represent them, he said of the matter. Mr. Key was the only member of the FNM to attend Parliament on August 12. Other FNM MPs said they will maintain their boycott until Opposition Leader Min nis in no longer barred from the House. According to rumblings in the party, the FNM plans to discipline Mr. Key. As of August 12, however, according to FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner, no decision had been made regarding Mr. Key. Mr. Key said he does not deserve any disciplinary action but also said that it would ultimately be up to the FNM. Its entirely up to the leadership of the party if they want to discipline me in any way, but I didnt do anything wrong, said Mr. Key. Regarding whether the party would insist on a public apology from Key, Dr. Minnis remarked that he had no comment and that the party will deal with it inter Mr. Key also responded to criticism from Democratic National Alliance party leader Branville McCartney, who said it was wrong of Mr. Key to not stand with his fellow party members. Mr. Key re sponded, Branville needs to go to church and ask the Lord to forgive him; he seems to be all mixed up. Prime Minister, and leader of the Progressive Liberal Party, Perry Christie applauded Mr. Key for being in favour of democracy. The Prime Minister went on to say, Clearly the PLP is a party with a big tent. Key, in the right circumstances, could apply and be made welcome. Mr. Key was a PLP member until 2004 when he switched sides to join the FNM. When pressed about the possibility of switching sides and joining the PLP again, Mr. Key coyly said, You never know what Ill be doing. I stick with my wife. On August 10, during Dr. Minnis proached by Mr. Key, who was on the two spoke concerning the events of the past week. Mr. Key did not join Dr. Minnis for the party leaders weekend of political ac tivities on Abaco.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and oors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts the focus of numerous complaints in recent weeks as there have been delays in issuing a new contract after Central Government took responsibility for its maintenance On July 1 the Department of Envi sible. Photo by Andrew Pinder. away from Local Government as of July 1. Beginning July 1 the Department of Environmental Health took over responsi Page 7

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Central & All Abaco not contract yet in place for the mainte nance of the site. The former contractor was hired to continue for July but was not paid by the end of the month and is presently still wait ing to be compensated for his work. Ken Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing when contacted con that it had been cleared on August 11 and would be maintained on an interim basis until the Request For Proposal (RFP) is issued. Mr. Dorsett said that the RFP is being mental Health Services but did not answer questions of why it was delayed or when it Earlier in 2013 Cabinet made a deci the purview of the (DEHS) and on Febru ary 8 Mr. Dorsett visited Abaco. He said at that time that they wanted to see what they are up against to address issues of remediation and to make sure that the amount of money that the govern ment has invested in infrastructure in Ab aco to deal with waste disposal is properly utilized. In 2012 Central Abaco District Coun cil put out a bid for tender and received several proposals which have also been forwarded to the DEHS in Nassau. When pictures were taken of the land From Page 6 across one of the access roads and next to the heavy growth on it, has not been uti lized for some time. There are also what appears to be thousands of tires piled up on the northern side of the dump. A bulldozer was sent on August 11 to clear the garbage and push back the area being utilized as a dump site on the south ern side of the compound; however, the piles of garbage near the old pit and the piles of tires remain untouched.Weather Anchorman on how he determines the local forecastBy Mirella Santillo Weather is the element of nature that man has no control over what is going to happen. We are at the mercy of its fury. It can be the splendor of a vacation or com pletely ruin it. Such was the welcome of Weatherman Silbert Mills as I enter the building of Bahamas Christian Network. Had I been a vacationer it would have ruined my vacation, as when I arrived at the Bahamas Christian Network for my meeting with Weatherman Silbert Mills, a torrential rain was falling. I was informed that there was a trough East of us that was traveling West towards Abaco. Because of anticyclone conditions in the atmosphere, the trough was to linger over us for a cou ple of days. According to our local Radio and TV anchorman, Pastor Silbert Mills, there is more to predicting the local weather forecast than just perusing the internet and going on the air. Yes the internet does help and the United States weather programs contribute to accumulating data, but the information gathered from NOAA, the National Ma rine Weather, the National Hurricane Cen ter, Intellicast Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion or Weather Underground, have to be compiled, analyzed, applied to our longitude and latitude and divulged ac cording to the needs of the local residents: Fishermen and farmers are concerned with ground weather while pilots need to know the aloft conditions. Mr. Mills became interested in come a pilot you have to understand more than the weather basics, he explained. You must learn to interpret the difference be tween surface winds and winds aloft and be able to read a barometric surface chart which might differ a lot from a reading at 30,000 ft. Winds might be blowing from the West on the ground and switch to the East while air-born. The speed of the winds might vary also from surface to air. The dynamics of cold front have to be understood as well for aerodynamics purposes: the wind speed ahead of a cold front will be different from the one at the back of the cold front. In our area cold front can be expected from October to March/ April. During the remainder of the year, one has to be preoccupied with tropical weather. Armed with that knowledge, it is no wonder that Pastor Mills would have become the Weather Man for his radio and television stations. The usual day for Silbert Mills starts very early, around 5:00 am at which time he starts studying the various data pro vided by the United States many sources of weather forecast mentioned above, con cerning the South West Atlantic region which extends South of Bermuda to all of The Bahamas. When the written data has been re trieved, he then turns to Satellite imagery which provides maps of weather condi tions. After studying the primary sources, he then checks the secondary sources such as Weather Underground that provide regular data through the day. The data is then applied to picture and put out in proper sequence to deliver a forecast in audio for the radio station, in video for the TV broadcast. Pastor Mills provides a weather report of 3 to 4 minutes daily Monday to Friday, depending on the weather. Longer and more frequent reports will be delivered in case of a tropical storm or a hurricane, until the storm passes.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // No Burning The Abaconian Bradley M. Albury Editor-in-Chief AB 20213 Marsh Harbour Abaco, The BahamasLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Mirella Santillo, Rashida Murray, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321687,500 copies Published twice monthlyFree at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rates: $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Order The Abaconian TodayJUNE 2012Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail or Tel # 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribe?The Abaconian will keep you informed on issues such as: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA If I were to attempt to tackle any of the issues on this front page I think I would have a coronary. Another set of delays for not being maintained? The minutiae of our political leaders squabbles, while the important things keep falling apart around us? No, thank you. Not today. On a different note: we are just get ting some good weather and its still early about that, today. And who wouldnt want dustry for decades. And you cant have a better day in the boat than when you are with friends and family spearing for craw Despite some nasty weather in the aged to get out in the boat to experience the all-Bahamian pastime of looking for anc and friends we managed to score a few tails. We speared mostly those weird looking, but incredibly delicious, Spanish lobster. I suppose all the regular spineys were cleaned out before the season even started. But what really struck me was every time the squalls over the mainland and come rushing out into the Sea of Abaco. and a bunch go scurrying. I though how lucky we are to live here, in this country and in these islands, where we can be so carefree. I thought about my future children and grandchildren and what the expe rience would be like for them. Will they enjoy August 1 the same Despite the out of season poaching that we all know happens nearly unchecked I think this upcoming generation of Bahamians has a better appreciation for our environment and its pleasurable bounties. Perhaps we should start applying some of that pride and appreciation of the environment. We need to start now. Oth pired. We are going on over a month now to manage it. Central Government has its promises. But it seems theyre too busy playing games of which MP belongs to whom to focus on the real issues. immediately after its opening. It was poorly managed. More than poorly managed. It is almost as if the company that was hired, up until last month, was doing everything possible to render the whole concept of a burning dump. The leachate pond has been spilling over and poisoning our well water. And the trash sorting and organiza bad with the company in charge there then now when there is nobody. But that is no excuse for Central Gov ernment to sit pretty while we Abaconians ised local government that they would be taking on that responsibility. I just hope it doesnt take as long to sort out as it is tak ing our airport. But on a nice, summer day out on the waters of Abaco its hard to remain stressed. I would recommend a day in the boat to everyone. But see to it that, after meat, we do not forget it is our duty to make sure this Bahamaland is one we can be proud of to leave to our children.Community Calendar Card Grand Opening Back to School Bash Smears, Breast Exams and PSA Testing Fire Department 2nd annual Firemans Ball

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Changes Needed in Fisheries RegulationsDear Editor; Very rarely in life do we get to make decisions that make everyone involved or affected happy. All one can hope to do is make these decisions based on whats best for the majority. We are faced with the dilemma of having our economy driven by the tourist dollar. In this regard it can be a very delicate subject implementing changes that will upset many of our boat ing visitors. I strongly feel that we need immediate taken from our waters by foreigners. The cold hard fact of the matter is that there are many, many visitors who even abuse the very generous bag limits in place now. Below is what I think is a very rea bination of species *6 conch total per boat (excluding all grouper species and hog *A maximum total 4 Grouper species Further to these daily limits, Crawneeds to open a minimum of two weeks after it opens for Bahamians. Also, in no uncertain circumstances should foreigners be allowed to harvest from traps (condos). I feel that Bahamians should not have to Any foreigner caught breaking these rules should face immediate imprisonment and have their vessels and gear taken immediately and have them sold at a public auction for Bahamians only. No breaks, NO warnings!!! To say the least the mes sage will get out quickly. If not, we will make a large amount of money for Fisheries patrols and equipment! Many people reading this will appre ciate where Im coming from and the ne cessity of these new limits, restrictions and enforced penalties. However Im also pain fully aware of the many, many people both foreign and Bahamian alike that will take issue with this. To the visitors I will say as much as we need your dollar and appreci ate your choice of The Bahamas, we must look towards the future. Our resources are so too will you be. To my fellow Bahamians, we must as a nation protect what is ours for us and future generations. ANY foreigner who needs to take larger limits than the ones I have suggested should not be welcomed here. There is no way anyone could need more than the daily amounts suggested. and groupers left they wont come here anymore. When we dont have our natural resources where will we go? Jeremy Wong Marsh Harbour, AbacoA Thank You from the Swim ClubDear Editor; The Abaco Swim Club swimmers were very successful at The 42nd RBC National Swim Meet June 20-24. We thank our dedicated parents, grandparents, fam ily, friends and corporate sponsors that have continued to support us. We would like to extend a THANK YOU to all of them. Albury's Ferry Service, Bahamas Air, P&S Ltd, PJ Bahamas, Albury's Trucking, Frederick's Agency, Jib Room, Scotia Bank, Abaco Petroleum Ltd, Abaco T-Shirt & Design Ltd., Abaco Insurance Agency, Abaco Shipping, Arawak Agen cy's, Dr. James & Kristi Hull, Maxwell's, Scandi Homes, Sims Group, The Chemist Shoppe, The Lock Doctor, Van Stratton Insurance. A special thank you to all individuals and businesses that donated to our auctions at our Fund Raiser held May 17.On Their CycleDear Editor; Please allow me to vent my frustrations concerning the power on this island. Or should I say lack thereof! When will BEC get their act togeth er? My bill keeps going up, up up and still further up. And it seems the outages are following suit! It blows my mind that BEC is allowed to continue operating as it does. It blows my mind like BEC blows my appliances with their incompetent surges. Just turn it off! How do you have a MONOPOLY that LOSES money? How do you have a company that charges so much, and provides so little, that needs to be bailed out every year because they dont even know how to do a proper payroll. Between the unions and the clowns each government installs as BECs direc tor, it seems were stuck on this cycle. Dont get me wrong. I know these fellows work hard. After hurricanes they have us up in as fast a time as you could hope. But they seriously need to do a clean sweep of everyone who has anything to do with management. I need to stop writing this email. I cant afford to keep my computer on.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 The en-GB en-GBAbaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbouren-GB announces the availability of a limited number of en-GB luxury condominiums for sale aten-GBThe Harbour en-GBResidencesen-GB en-GBFor more information visiten-GBwww.AbacoBeachResort.com en-GB or call 242-367-2585 or 242-367-2158 Back for Limited time onlyDon McKay Blvd Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-2615 Central & All Abaco Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrates ten yearsBy Jennifer Hudson The Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop celebrated its 10 year anniversary on August 10. A large number of volunteers gathered to reminisce over the shops suc cessful journey for the last 10 years and to express gratefulness for the point it has reached today. The Abaco Cancer Society was foundfundraisers such as booths at the Christmas bazaars and jumble sales as fundraisers. The jumble sales, which took place outside MacKay Boulevard, became so popular that one of the societys founding mem bers, Marjolein Scott, came up with the idea of opening a thrift shop. Some people were skeptical that this could ever work but 10 years of successful growth have proved those naysayers wrong. As a member of the Marsh Harbour library, Mrs. Scott visited that building frequently. Constantly searching in her mind for a suitable location for a thrift shop, she noticed that she always passed a locked door at the southern end of the library. Upon enquiry she was told by Yvonne Key that the room would be available but that since the room had at one time been used by Dr Gottlieb as his surgery, there was a very large x-ray machine in there which would have to be removed. Due to the dan ger posed by high amounts of radioactive material the x-ray machine had to be dis mantled appropriately and so a technician the safety of the operation before all of this heavy equipment could be hauled away. Once cleared, the original three thrift shop volunteers, Marjolein Scott, Jennifer Hudson and Wendy Gwynn, set to work with brooms, mops and buckets to trans form the room which had sat collecting spiders, other bugs and dust over the years. Curtains were put up at the windows, a small air conditioning unit installed after which Ed Scott, Marjoleins husband, set about making and installing some sturdy wooden shelves. The room was very small and quickly became overcrowded so we were then given the use of an additional room at the northern end of the library. As the shop continued to increase in both the number of customers and amount of donations, tables were also set up outside on fair weather days. After a couple of years a library com mittee began to make initial plans for a new library building and since the feeling was that the old library may soon be torn down Mrs. Scott turned her thoughts to an alternative site for the thrift shop. Randy Key came to her aid in very generously donating the use of the steel building next to Abaco Groceries for use as a thrift shop. This location is very spacious allowing for the display of many more items of clothing, housewares and furniture and also a good storage and sort ing area. Ed and Marjolein Scott have done a beautiful job of painting and freshening up the inside making it a very attractive facil ity. Since moving to this new location the number of customers that frequent the shop on a Saturday has increased by leaps and bounds which is a blessing since the more goods sold the more money there is to help cancer sufferers on Abaco. The amount of donations has also vastly increased for which the society is very grateful because without donations the thrift shop cannot exist. They sell everything from designer clothes to work clothes, clothes for babies, teens and adults plus books, household items, trinkets and furniture. The thrift shop is manned solely by volunteers who freely donate their time every Saturday to the running of the shop and all of the money raised is used to assist cancer patients of Abaco. Last year alone $48,000 was donated from the proceeds of the thrift shop to aid 62 patients. The Abaco Cancer Society is the only branch in the entire Bahamas that helps patients in this way. One of the thrift shops most notori ous visitors was the Barefoot Bandit who broke the lock on the door and trashed the shop on 7 August 2010. However, on tunately, only made away with T-shirts. Another unwelcome visitor was Hurricane Sandy which, on October 25, 2012, badly damaged the northern wall of the build ing causing the shop to be closed for one month for repairs. The thrift shop volunteers are very grateful to all of the supporters who have provided them with donations and shopped with them over the years and continue to do so on a regular basis. They are always looking for clothes, household goods and furniture in good clean condition. Marjolein Scott, Vice President of the Abaco Cancer Society and organizer of the thrift shop, is making a plea for people proceeds of the thrift shop to collect and bring in donations of useable items. She suggests arranging collection points for donations, sorting the items, making sure items are clean and properly bagged, and especially transporting them from the cays to get over. The Thrift Shop is open every Satur day morning from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Follow them on their Facebook page where special items can be bought and sold. Upcoming Cancer Society events in clude: p.m. at the Government Clinics in Marsh Harbour and Coopers Town. Pap smears and breast exams for women and PSA blood testing and digital exams for men. Challenge at Little Harbour (with Friends of the Environment) Show at Petes Pub. Above: Abaco Cancer Society Thrift Shop volunteers. Left to right: Cheryl Andrews, Betty Edmonds, Christine Sawyer, Marjolein Scott, Jennifer Hudson, JoAnn Bradley.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 South Abaco Petes Pub and Gallery in Little Harbour held its Annual Customer Apprecia tion Beach Bash on Saturday, August 3. The event was formerly the Naked Dinghy Race. A good crowd had gathered for the party. Patrons strolled through the art gal lery, swam in the warm waters right off the beach and enjoyed a pig roast and drink specials. The famous Pete Johnston, for whom the Pub is named, was present that day mingling with the crowd. Petes Pub hosts party for Customer Appreciation Day Press Release ST. PETERSBURG, Florida Schooner Bay Harbour Village will host its First Annual Invitational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend on August 2325. Kurt Ave, event organizer, said We are honored to have this event hosted by Schooner Bay Harbour Village, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board, and Cherokee Aviation (FBO). Mr. Ave added, Guests will enjoy an unrivaled selection of pursuits that cel ebrate the Bahamian Out Island lifestyle we all love so much. From pristine beach to spectacular diving and the best family activities in The Bahamas, Schooner Bay Harbour Village is the ultimate destination for your private plane. into MHH and park at Cherokee Aviation (FBO). Complimentary overnight parking for 23 and 24 of August. Round trip ground transportation to Schooner Bay Harbour Village will be arranged. Overnight shared cottage accommo dations offered at special rate of $200 per couple, per night (includes double room accommodations, ground transportation, use of 4-seater golf cart, cottage breakfast provisions and dinners) The Fly-In will become an annual Bahamas Out Islands and the Schooner Bay lifestyle, Ave said. To learn more about the First Invi tational Fly-In and South Abaco Discovery Weekend visit www.discoverschoonerbay.com email info@discoverschooner bay.com.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Why Respond Now?For several years Peter Nygard and his minions have been running a smearcampaign against me. You may have seen some of the preposterous slurs which have been published via anony mous websites, vicious and disgusting videos on YouTube, yers inserted into newspapers and so on. For the most part, Nygards attacks are laundered through others. Now Nygard himself has gone on the oensive, most recently at a press conference held at Nygard Cay on Monday 15 July. Commentators have noticed that whenever he is asked a probing ques tion about his conduct, his response, akin to that of a small child caught telling a lie, is always Its Louis Bacons fault. He is deploying increasingly desperate measures to divert attention away from the intense media scrutiny he is under for his illegal activities with Crown Land, his non-payment of ten years of property taxes adding up to $3 Million, his conicting accounts of bankrolling the last election and his current promotion of himself as the Bahamas Overlord. So as not to divert the glare on Nygards transgressions, which he properly de serves, I wish to address the allegations he is propagating about me so they can be relegated to the large trash piles of lies that he continues pile up around himself. I have already publically done so in an open letter widely published in April which can be found at: http:// www.savethebays.bs/index.php/pdflinks/save-the-bays-gazette-2/ But the truth bears repeating with such a demagogue. Incidentally I made clear in that open letter that Nygard is running a smear-campaign against me. Although he is accustomed to su ing for defamation, he has not chal lenged any claim I made against him. Nor has he challenged the claims he has stolen Crown Land and so reveals himself as the scoaw that he is. Some of the absurd allegations against me that have emanated from Nygards minions --drug smuggling, arson and murder -are farcical and have not made it past the gutter journalists he has employed. But the constant refrain from Nygard himself is that I am a liar every time he is caught in another dis honestyit is an interesting peculiar ity that psychologists call projection, one of the traits of a person diagnosed with a Narcissistic Personality Disor deraccusing another of what one is directly and publicly guilty of. But the direct allegations from Nygard himself are ugly, corrosive projections that have had the purpose of deect ing blame from him, with the story becoming that of his wild accusations instead of that of his transgressions against the Bahamian people-this the technique of a demagogue. I would like to examine his fallacious allegations for what they are:Nygards lies about me1. at I paid o the previous government to do my bidding, whatever he thinks that might be. Peter proers this at a point when there is a restorm of controversy surrounding his self-proclaimed funding of the winning party. Besides oering no shred of evidence, this has elicited a public complaint and threat of legal action from FNM leader Dr. Hubert Minnis. Numerous Bahamians are questioning whether he provided such funding in return for a grant of Crown seabed surrounding his Nygard Cay or some other favour 1. at I am a racist.Nygard and his sidekicks have al leged on a number of occasions that ancestors of mine living in the 19th and 18th centuries, whom I of course never knew, were associated with racist groups or slaveholding. It is absurd to say I am a racist based on this. A large part of American history of those centuries is about the racial injustice, whether racism in the North, slavery and Jim Crow laws in the South, or forced removal and extermination of ethnic Indian tribes in the West. From the 21st century vantage this long history of my countrys early days is shame ful, but it is just thathistory that has no bearing on me or my morals except as a reminder of the inhumanness of mankind and that ra cial intolerance is itself intolerable. What has been documented this century were the shameful and coercive labor practices of Ny gards clothing manufacturers. Not to mention countless law suits brought by employees highlight ing abusive labor practices at his corporate headquarters and residences: sta ned for events en tirely beyond their control like guests being bitten by mosquitos, employees prevented from leaving his compound, being subjected to two hour screaming tirades from the man himself and so on. Of course, Nygard denies all such claims. Its interesting though that following CBCs 45 minute expos of his coercive and demeaning la bour practices, he has only brought defamation proceedings in relation to 83 seconds of the footage and not disputed the rest of the contents.2. at I nd it problematic that black Bahami ans have been visiting Nygard Cay for decades. I dont know where this assertion has come from, aside from Nygards warped mind. It has no basis in fact. He makes the same assertion of the Lyford Cay community, many of whom themselves are black, whose school and Church are fully inte grated or mostly black. 4. at I claim to have saved Cli on Beach for Baha mians when actually I want to exclude them Again, this is absurd. e whole focus of the Save Clion campaign was to ensure that the site was not lost to an enormous gated develop ment which would exclude Baha mians from the area. I pushed for a National Park, oered a previous administration to fund the pur chase for a Park. I engaged EDAW (an internationally recognised public land planning rm specialising in the responsible and sustainable development of sensitive lands, national parks and open spaces) to draw up detailed plans for a Na tional Park. Once the Clion Heri tage Authority Act came into force, creating the Clion Heritage Au thority to protect the site, I donated EDAWs work product to the Chris tie government to help the National Park dream become a reality. Such acts are demonstrably inconsistent with my wanting to exclude Baha mians from Clion.5. at I lied about leading the original Save Clion campaign. I have never claimed sole responsi bility for the campaign to Save Clif ton from development far from it. What I actually said on accepting the Audubon Medal for Conser vation when sharing a number of lessons Ive learnt about leadership was: Lead, but from behind. It may sound counterintuitive, but some times we are most eective when we quietly provide support and direction to those that have the most to lose, those who have been in the local community the longest, who count on the land for their livelihood, their health, their sanity. is has been twisted beyond recognition by Ny gard and Keod Smith to imply that I am taking credit for all the hard work and dedication of those who were the faces and voices of the campaign. Again, this is simply not true. I was involved in marshaling and supporting the international forces that helped take the ght directly to the developer and their nanciers who folded. To this day, I continue to praise the hard work of those at the front line during the original campaign, whose hard work saw the creation of the Clif ton Heritage Park, including to days Prime Minister Perry Christie. Prime Minister Christie praised my eorts this Spring in regards to my role in the outcome of the battle at Clionwho are the Bahamians to believe, their own Prime Minister who was so instrumental in the out come of the Park, or Peter Nygard, newly self-appointed as the Baha mas Regent, who admits he did nothing to help save Clion for the Bahamian people during that ght? Indeed, Save the Bays photographic study revealed how Nygards trap ment of driing sands had denuded Jaws Beach of sand. Nygard grand stands about his very recent help to the Clion dock while he robs it of its historical sandy beaches. Some of Nygards other liesPeter Pinocchio, as he should be known, has oered up the above in cendiary accusations when caught playing footsie with the truth, espe cially these cases below:Land AccretionPeter has lied in claiming that the ac cretion of land to his property at Ny gard Cay is due to natural causes. For years Nygard has carried out vast unauthorised construction, dredging and land reclamation on his property, Nygard Cay, in blatant disregard for the Bahamian environment, its laws and its people. As long ago as 2000 he boasted to the New York Times that I have my own set of values that set him apart from society. e article goes on to note that Nygard was pump ing sand daily to expand his stretch of beach on his ve acres. As a result, the land mass at Nygard Cay has grown from 3.25 acres in 1984 to more than 6 acres in 2010 in perhaps the most valuable real estate in all of the Bahamas, the only private peninsula in the upscale Lyford Cays gated community. In other words, it has almost doubled in size. Ludicrously, Peter claims this is due to natural accretion which the government has repudiated forcefully in court documents led in response to his action against the oce of the Attorney General. He has even requested a lease of the crown land that he has built upon. One does not need a lease for land that has naturally accreted. So which is it Peter Pinocchio, natural accretion that you have stated has caused the in crease; or public Crown Land that re quires the lease that you have applied foryou have advanced both contra dictory positions?Contradictions about his PLP donationsPeter has made extremely contradic tory public statements regarding his nancial donations to the PLP. Speaking to the press on 15 July 2013, Nygard claimed he is not certain what donations he has made to the PLP, even implying he may not have made any. Yet in an adavit led by Nygard on 2 April 2012 in support of his (latter withdrawn) criminal conspiracy claim against me he boasted about his sup port for the PLP Government: In addition, I am one of the major backers of opposition leader Perry Christie and his PLP Party.... I am a major PLP nancial contributor And lately, Peter has intimated that the $5mm donation was in reality to facili tate stem cell research. Which is it Peter Pinocchio, $5mm donation, no donations, a donation for a stem cell center, and if the latter where has the $5mm been spent?A dirty tricks campaign against meNygard has orchestrated a smear cam paign against me which entailed his lawyer, Keod Smith, acting as a con duit to pay o Sherman Brown and Earlin Williams to write ludicrous articles claiming that I conduct an in ternational drug smuggling operation, have been involved with a number of mysterious deaths, payos, etc. Many of the outrageous articles have been authored by his PR ocer Earlin Williams who is currently attempting to defend himself in court on the bizarre basis that someone else with his name wrote them. e slurs have then appeared on Sherman Browns Baha mas National and a number of anony mous attack websites. e fact that websites were created purely to harm my reputation has been conrmed as a result of court proceedings. Court documents also show Nygard orches trated the smear campaign published in the Bahama Journal. e recent Tribune article, published July 23, ex poses how deep Nygards duplicity ac tually went; he paid for his lawyer to entertain journalists and MPs in order to discredit me. Peter recently proclaimed he spends 5% of his entire time on matters to do with me. Given there is only one very small piece of litigation over a road way between us, clearly a huge amount of energy is going into his nefarious smear-campaign.DeflectionAll this goes to the heart of the reason for Peters recent personal and increasingly hysterical attacks on me deec tion. In my view, it is all a smokescreen to mask his unlawful the of Crown Land. And to bury reports that he has not been paying his taxes. And to de ect the natural public perception that his $5mm donation (if that is what it is, a donation) will grant this foreigner presently in contempt of Bahamian Court favour in his application for Crown Land when hundreds of native Bahamians requests are not addressed. It is also an attempt to divert atten tion away from his proposed plans for a stem cell research center at Nygard Cay, which itself would seem to be a device he hoped to deploy to have his other building requests approved on appropriated Crown Land. Here he has dissembled again, rst saying the center was to be in Nygard Cay and then later saying it would be absurd to think he would house it there. Which ever tale Peter Pinocchio is spinning again there is currently intense media speculation that Peter is expecting cer tain approvals for the center in return for donations to the governing partys election campaign. It should therefore come as no surprise that Nygards immediate response to this unwanted media attention on his recent prevarications over donations and stem cell funding was to call a press conference and call me a rac ist and a liarcertainly diverts focus from the real issue. In my answering to his bullying, his incitements and race baiting, I hope the spotlight can refocus on the real issue at handPin occhio Nygard the Narcissist. is Nygard is dishonest and disreputable and an embarrassment to most Bahamians as well as in the eyes of the rest of the world. He is presently in contempt of Bahamian Court, en tertains like an conquering emperor on $25mm of prime Crown Land he has stolen from the Bahamian people while having stied the same Bahami an people $3mm in many years of un paid property taxes; ill-gotten savings that, he plowed back into supporting one political partys re-elections from whom he seems to expect favors. His response to being exposed is to give $10 thousand to a couple of sports charities to make amends. at the Bahamian people have to put up with this guest who is fouling civil society is a travesty. It is not lost on the world press that as the nancial Forbes Magazine puts it He Answers to No-One. Based on the evidence, I think thats a fair depiction, and Peter Pinocchio certainly is not answering the Bahamian peoples probing questions of his character and veracity by fabricating lies about me. Yours faithfully ,Louis Bacon Louis Bacon Responds to Peter Nygards Smear-Campaign

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 SAVETHE BAYS www.chn.ge/15O68LY I DESERVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW. MY FUTURE IS INVOLVED, Demand a Freedom of Information Act Sign the petition so that the Bahamian People are In The Know ; all true democracies throughout the world enjoy and prosper from this fundamental right. savethebays.bs learn more at Point, Abaco. Photographed by Diane Claridge. (c) Bahamas Marine Mammal Press Release During a three-hour survey for whales off Sandy Point, Abaco on Sunday, July 21 scientists from the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Organisation had an excep tional sighting. Dr Diane Claridge, the groups Executive Director, recalls details of the sighting. We were drifting waiting for a beaked whale to resurface when our intern Tristan Albury pointed towards a white ob it was. We decided that it was a piece of trash, unfortunately a common sighting, and continued to focus our search for the whale. A half hour later, we still had not re-sighted the whale and believed that it may have gone down on one of its onehour long feeding dives. So with time to kill and the trash still in sight, we had another look with binoculars. We realised immediately that it was a very large bird and slowly motored towards it for a closer look. I began taking photographs of it be cause we already knew it was unusual and we wanted to be sure to identify the spe cies. As we got closer, Roxy Corbett, a visiting scientist and avid birder exclaimed that it was an albatross! I couldnt believe it. We were able to approach within 100 feet at which point it swam towards us pro viding an opportunity for us to document its body condition; it appeared healthy with no obvious signs of distress. Later when back ashore, we com pared our photographs with those available online and learned that it was a juvenile Black-browed albatross, an endangered bird with a 7-foot wing span known from subtropical to polar regions of the southern hemisphere! As far as I know this species has never been recorded previously in the tropical North Atlantic. I have seen alba tross during whale surveys in Alaska but never dreamed that Id ever see one in The Bahamas. Although we are thrilled by the rar ity of this sighting, the outcome for a bird so far out of its normal range is not usually good. However, there are two Blackbrowed albatross that strayed into the North Atlantic previously that have taken up long-term residence in Scotland and the Faroe Islands so who knows where this one may end up. Sunday afternoon was indeed exceptional: in addition to this remarkable sighting, we also saw 4 different species of whales and dolphins, all within 5 miles of Sandy Point. South Abaco Endangered albatross sighted off Abaco Central & All Abaco The family of Ernest Scott received overwhelming support from the Abaco community at his medical fundraiser at the BAIC Park on July 27. Steak and rib dinners were sold with the usual side orders along with delectable conch fritters, and tasty coconut and pine apple tarts. Entertainment was provided, and the bouncing castle stole the show for the younger ones. Scottie, as he is better known, was able to travel from Nassau for the special day to witness the love and generosity of his community. He spent parts of the day seated, and at other times, he hobbled on crutches around the site to mingle with his friends and family. Toward the end of the event, his wife Malena Scott said that 600 tickets had been printed, and according to her records, close to 500 had been sold. She was reassured that with their earnings from the fundraiser, and the assistance of the National Insurance Board, they would be able to tackle Scotties whopping medical bill, which loomed in the area of $100,000 ini tially. I would like to thank each and every one who has donated, and who came out to help and support me, Scottie said. In gracious keeping with them and for them being so kind and dear to me, I pray that the Lord Almighty will take care of each of us in our endeavours. Emotionally shaken up as he watched well-wishers turn up in large numbers for the fundraising event, Scottie fought back tears as he cherished the moment of being with his family and friends before heading back to Nassau to prepare for his surgery Despite the intense pain that surged through his back, Scottie was still grateful to God for sustaining him. I try to walk it off, but the pain is vertebrates that are out of whack, and my spine has some problems from something before, but I give God thanks. He concluded by thanking his wife, and his family and friends who have been so dear and close to him in his time of need.Medical fundraiser engages community Above: Earnest Scott was overwhelmed by the support he received from the community. By Samantha Evans The Pilot Club of Abaco is a very community minded club and they do their best to get involved in projects that will make their community better. One such project that they are a part of is the re building of a home for Angie and Brent Lowe in Spring City. On Saturday, July bers met at the site of the Lowes House to begin some ground work to assist with the rebuilding of their home. The trench was dug free of charge by Peter Williams of Williams Heavy Equip ment and Excavation out of Treasure Cay. The following week, the existing cesspit in the wrong location. This work was done free of charge by Big Cat Equipment. A new one will be needed, so donations are welcomed. The next step will be for the steel to be laid which was already purchased by the Rotary Club. The ready mix was Pilot Club engages in community servicepurchased by the Pilot Club members who received a discount from Red Top Block and Concrete in Murphy Town. According to Public Relations person on the project, Margo Dean, they will be opening an account at Abaco Hardware by the end of July so that anyone who wants to assist with the purchase of blocks or any other contribution to that account. Once the steel has been laid and the ready mix poured, they will need the blocks. It is the goal of the Pilot Club to have this family in their home for the Christmas Holiday so any public donations whether in the form of money or labor will be greatly appreciated. Dean also stated that the family will need major appliances such as a refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer. This will be the focus of the Pilot Club of Abaco this related diseases so they are happy to be working in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Abaco and The Scurvy Few to assist the Lowes to get back into their home. The contractor in charge of the project is Don Wilmott of Woslee Construction. Rotary donates $2,400 to Abaco Crash Fire & RescueAbove: Rotary Club member Bill Albury presents Chief Albury with a cheque. On August 6 Colin Albury, Fire Chief at Abaco Crash, Fire and Rescue in Treasure Cay, spoke to the Rotary Club of Abaco. After his speech he was awarded by Lil Bill Albury, on behalf of the Club, $2,400. The money will go towards the purchase of new equipment for the rescue organization. Chief Albury also spoke about the dangers of improper golf cart use. Accord ing to his reports, golf carts that have been large percentage of serious injuries in the Treasure Cay area and elsewhere.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Central & All Abaco All seems to be well in the Sweet ings Village Subdivision this week, but less than three weeks ago it was literally a nightmare for two families living there. On July 13, Brendan and Ruth Saun ders and their next-door neighbours, Christopher and Tara Claridge, discovered that their wells had been contaminated by someone illegally dumping fuel somewhere on the grounds of the private subdivision on Abaco. While the Claridges only have one well, the Saunders have a 15 foot and a 30foot well. The couples complained that the fumes were so bad that they could not use their water for anything. Saturday morning I took a shower, and I said to Chris, I feel like I just show ered in paint thinner, Tara lamented. It was that strong because I had to actually turn off the shower because I could feel my chest like getting really tight. We thought it just as bad. Christopher and Tara thought that giving the water a second time to run Unfortunately, when the couple began rinsing dishes later on that night to load in the dishwasher, the water began to smell like gasoline at that point. On her Facebook page, a distraught Tara wrote: The smell is so bad, my eyes burn when we turn on the tap, my throat ter obviously oil and gas. We are only bottled water for everything else There is nothing comical or humorous about this health risk and very dangerous. We cannot bathe in the house, wash dishes, do laundry, wash our hands nothing. If any one knows anything about who dumped a large amount of oil/gas in the area please come forward. We WILL get to the bottom of this. Ruth and Brendan didnt know what was happening until Sunday morning be cause they had been away from home. However, when Ruth brushed her teeth, and felt oil on her face after washing it, she knew something was terribly wrong. A tenant in the apartment next door to the two homes had been treated the night be fore at the government clinic because her skin had become irritated from using the water. However, she left the island a few days after. The Saunders examined the heater and water softener only to discover that the water they scooped up was black. The waof it. While the Claridges decided to move their jeep, the Saunders removed their boat from the yard to rule out a likely culprit. At this point, both families began to speculate that someone had intentionally contaminated their water table. After speaking with the Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Department of Ruth decided to contact Brendan Swaby, president of Sentinel Drilling, to get to the bottom of the problem. She also received feedback from Jeremy Wong of Well Done Drilling Services, and he suggested that she use detergent to break down the fuel. Wong and Swaby then recommended that they drain the well, so the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department stepped Mateo Hicks came to assist, and pumped two thousand gallons of water from the wells. Tara also spoke to the staff at Friends of the Environment where she was given a few pointers. Unfortunately, the main thing they had ever dealt with was well and septic issues. Before Swabys visit, they contem plated having to dig another well, and were hopeful that the water table had not been entirely compromised because digging another well would have been futile. by, a drilling specialist whose company specializes in drilling and rehabilitating wells, discovered fuel oil in the well, and the problem, Swaby had to pump a few thousand gallons of water and fuel oil off to lessen the quantity of the substance in the water. Then he did a rehabilitation process by sleeving the well with a PVC pipe 10 feet below the water table rather than at the sealed off with bentonite clay and cement, which seemed to remedy the problem. The secondary well that was used has been abandoned. While he was pleased with the re sults, Swaby told them to keep in mind that fuel oil is like a plume meaning it settles in one area and eventually starts to spread wherever the movement of water is like a well source. This is not a commonplace problem, but it is not something to be taken lightly, Swaby emphasized. The only time I have encountered this problem was where people lived close to gas stations that had leak ing tanks, and they had a similar problem. There was not an extremely large amount of fuel in Sweetings Tract. It could have come from illegal dumping, but we were where it came from. If it had been a large amount of gas, it would have been a situation of epidemic proportions because the entire neighbour hood could have been affected. I have seen other places where folks had to revert to city water because it was so bad. Another rehabilitative process, he said, would be to use a sump pump to pump the top of the water table where the fuel oil is to try eradicate as much as pos sible. residue in the pipes in the home. I used clean the pipes, and eradicate the fuel resi due from the home itself. After a few hours of pumping and heavy chlorination, I was able to remove the residue, and the water seems to be very good, Swaby said. Health wise, Swaby said there would families if they had not addressed the prob lem and continued to use the water for any prolonged period of time. He said: Gasoline will have a detri mental effect either on your skin or from inhalation. There was a noxious gasoline fume in the water, so my major concern is that it was isolated. Meantime, Swaby was convinced that the fuel was contained in the general area, so a container was used to pump water into it. By pumping, it pulled a lot of plume to where they were pumping, and eradicated the fuel oil from the ground instead of leaving it there to spread. He commended contaminated water into to get rid of fuel already in the aquifer, and for providing a secondary source of potable water for the Saunders use. While the couples knew they would be faced with added expenses, the more pressing need was to have clean water. There was also the fear of what would hap pen if someone struck a match because of how strong the fumes were. Saturday and Sunday night were the worst to the point that I could have the toilet lid closed and I would close out bath room door, and an hour later I could come back and open that door and the fumes were so strong just from the water settling in the toilet. Then I stupidly tried to do a load of towels Saturday morning not even thinking, and when I opened the dryer, they smelled as if they had been soaked in gaso line, Tara further revealed. You dont want to smell the water thats coming out of [the tap from] my sink; you could sell this to Esso." Ruth looked forward to Keith Bishop and a representative from Environmental Health to stop by that week, so that she report in the event of sabotage, or at the very least, to create awareness. For 13 years, Ruth said they had nev er had a problem with their well, and the years of living there. Going back to their theory of sabotage, they considered how foolish it was to lash out at one person in the neighbourhood because everyone lives so closely together. If youre mad at one person, youre not just affecting one person. Its not like the water table ends on our property line, Tara commented. Ruth added: If youre dumping fuel, you had no idea of the repercussions or who could have been hurt in the process of dumping fuel. My concern is the loss and the cost of what was done.Please see Well Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 All the waitress at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge are joining in on a little friendly competition to see who sells the most bottles of wine each month. This past month we had a tie! They each received a $50 incentive for their eorts. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge has an extensive wine list, most coming from FranceJuly Contest WinnersLeft to Right: Monise Nicolas, Karen Forbes (Restaurant Manager) & Monique Phillipe Central & All Abaco Ruth said that her conversation had been very helpful, with Barrington Mur phy, the Abaco manager of the Water and Sewerage Corp., and that he offered to have the water tested as well. Throughout their ordeal, Ruth dis covered that the government had carried out a scope of works for the area, but was not able to afford to give them access to running water. Both couples voiced that they had no problem contributing because several of the residents had contributed to having the roads repaired to save their ve hicles. We are pushing this issue to raise awareness to all residents of Sweetings Village, and to all concerned that this is also the turning point for us to get city wa ter for us, Ruth noted. With this issue, we could have automatically turned over to city water. It needs to be decided if this is going to be a private development or a government development. If everyone is willing to pull to gether, this would be a really nice area if we got public water and the roads were paved. Tara admitted that she would also like to have both options because water is throughout the ordeal because she has a toddler. The Saunders and Claridges would like to particularly thank Brendan Swaby of Sentinel Drilling, Nassau; Timothy McDonald and Mateo Hicks of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. for their dedication and assistance; Jeremy Wong for coming to their rescue with clean wa ter; and to their neighbor, Lisa Scott, for assisting Christopher and Tara with clean water as well. All is well in Sweeting's Village for tonight. Thank God for good friends and neighbours. Love you lots! Tara ex claimed.Well From Page 17 Above: Members of the Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Toastmasters Club on July 27 at their Awards and Social Night. Photo by Charmaine Bonaby. Abaco Lighthouse Beamers Toastmasters receive club awards Calling it an evening to remember, members of the Toastmasters International Abaco Lighthouse Beamers had reason to celebrate during their "Toastmaster of the Stars" Awards and Social Night 2012 -2013 on July 27. Toastmasters were hon oured for their hard work and received Funny Awards and Club Awards for their efforts. District 47 Area Governor, Toast master Jethro Dickson travelled from Grand Bahama to attend the outstanding event. In the Funny Awards category, the winners were: Immediate Past President and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Jamaro Thompson for the Hot Air Award; the Ah Um Award went to Toastmaster (TM) President Charmaine Bonaby; Al ways Misbehaving: TM Travis McDon ald; Late again: TM Julieth McCafferty; I Aint Coming: TM Taryn Russell; Most Dependable: TM Charmaine Bonaby; and All Smiles: TM Julieth McCafferty. Awards category. TM Brittney Smith received the Spirit of Excellence Award; TM Glender Knowles, Spirit of Success; DTM Jamaro Thompson, Talk It Up; TM Syrena Hollingworth, Table Topics Speaker of the Year; TM Travis McDonald, Speaker of the Year; and DTM Jamaro Thompson as the Evaluator of the Year. Special con gratulations was awarded to TM Brittney Smith, who was declared the Toastmaster of the Year. President Bonaby said that besides the presentation of awards, guests and Toast masters were given the opportunity to mix and mingle. Already 20-members strong, she was pleased to add that their club has received six new members for the year. Although the club is something that grooms your public speaking and your environment because the Toastmasters mission is to provide a mutually supportive environment for Toastmasters, President Bonaby explained. People may be afraid of public speaking, but its all about help ing each other, so theres no fear to join the club. session was held at Friendship Tabernacle Church, and an Installation Ceremony for the newly elected executive members of the Abaco Lighthouse Beamers is sched uled for October. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who participated, contributed, and attended our Awards/Social last night. It was truly an evening to remember, and will have everyone wanting to come back for more, she praised. And a big con gratulations to all of our awards winners. A job truly well done during this Toastmasters year. We as Beamers surely do not disap point, and last night proved just that. Hats off to all our Toastmasters as we continue to beam all over Abaco and around the world. Prospective members can join Toast masters during bi-monthly meetings, which are held at the Conch Inn every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel September 2013 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boatsStealing a 45 year old female of Hope Town re ported that sometime between 7:30pm and some unknown person/s stole $51.00 from her residence. Police action requested. This matter is under active Police investigation.StealingOn 7th August, 2013, a 26 year old male of Murphy Town, Abaco, report that August, 2013 and 2:00am on Saturday 3rd August, 2013, some unknown person/s stole her hand bag containing cash, her Bahamian passport, jewelry and other per sonal effects. She suspects a Rasta male who dropped by her home and she allowed him inside of her residence. Police action requested. This matter is under active Police investigationStealing a 40 year old male of Don McKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, reported that on Saturday 10th August, 2013, some un known person/s entered his apartment and stole a Dell laptop and an undetermined amount of cash. No signs of forced entry. Police action requested. This matter is under active Police investigation Found Dangerous Drugs cers of the Drug Enforcement Unit (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while in the area in south Abaco saw what appeared to be suspect marijuana plants being grown. Police action requested. suspect plants ranging in height of 3 to 4 feet with a street value of $5,000.00 were brought to the Marsh Harbour Police Sta tion for further investigation. This matter is under active Police investigation Possession of Dangerous Drugs (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while on patrol Arrested a 33 year old male of Dun das Town after he was found in possession of suspected Marijuana. He was brought to the Marsh Harbour Police Station reference to possession of Dangerous Drugs. Possession of Dangerous Drugs. Unit (Abaco and Grand Bahama Unit), while on patrol Arrested a 30 year old male of Murphy Town and a 17 year old juvenile of Murphy Town after they were found in possession of suspected Marijua na. They were brought to the Marsh Har bour Police Station reference to possession of Dangerous Drugs with the intent to sup as proceeds of dangerous drugs.Call 919 to report suspicious behaviorCrime Report

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts A report on shanty towns, as promised by the Minister of the Environment and Housing Ken Dorsett, was released on July 3, 2013 highlighting troubling data on environmental concerns in these communi ties across New Providence and several out islands including Abaco. The report, which covered shanty towns in New Providence, Andros, Exuma, Eleuthera and Abaco found a large number of troubling issues including envi ronmental hazards and illegal activities. of dwellings which do not meet minimum environmental or regulatory standards with respect to water supply, solid waste man agement, sewage disposal, general aesthet ics and structure. The report observed that most, if not all, of these Shanty towns is on Government crown land issued to Bahamians families for the purpose of agriculture. A survey conducted two years ago noted that these "communities" are informally organized, overcrowded with illegal/poorly constructed dwellings, improper or no sewage disposal systems, compounded with derelict vehicles and garbage accu mulation which give rise to the breeding of rodents mosquitoes and other disease carrying vectors. An emerging trend is the increasing number of Bahamians (or persons, who claim to be Bahamian) who live in or frequent these towns. Many of the long-term shanty town occupants express that "new arrivals" do not have the same reverence for proper hygiene and respect for law and order resulting in the decline of the towns. The report highlighted that buildings in these shanty towns are made from dis carded wood or metals without any regard for the Bahamas Building Code and that construction was ongoing in most of these towns. A number of the structures are now rented by Haitians to persons claiming to have Bahamian Citizenship and illegal im migrants. ture, inclusive of liquor stores, conve nience shops, numbers, animal rearing (chickens, sheep, goats, and pigs), cock duction, are being operated in these towns. The storage of bottles being housed in these towns gives rise to mosquito and other disease carrying vectors. The manu facturing of coal seems to be a big business as Bahamian Pine is being utilized in disre gard to the Forestry Act. The report stated that water is avail able in all towns, and in some instances being piped into houses. Of great concern is the biological quality of the water. Only three of the forty-six water samples taken meet World Health Organization (WHO) Standards. All the others failed with very high fecal coli form counts. Two of the samples had residual chlorine present. The number of sanitary convenienc es is not in proportion to the population, according to the report, as human feces were observed in common walking areas between dwellings, in nearby bushes, and around animal pens. The inadequate dis posal of sewage increases the risk of trans mission of fecal-borne diseases and con tamination of groundwater supply. Household refuse, mostly food byproducts, are routinely thrown outdoors, often within the pathway, around the houses, or wherever is convenient. There is strong indication of rodent infestation in and around living/sleeping quarters as evi denced by live rats, and burrows. The proliferation of derelict vehicles is a major concern as they serve as har borage for vectors such as mosquitoes and rodents. The average house within these towns is approximately 80 square feet and houses a family of six (6). It is fair to assume that overcrowding is an issue. This integrity, minimal (or lack of) sewage and water infrastructures and solid waste man agement issues. Above: shanty houses in the Abaco immigrant community of Pigeon Peas. Their prox Thompson Sr.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: JULY 2012en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 10:30am / 12:15pm / 2:30pm* en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 11:30am / 1:30pm /3:15pm* / 5:00pmen-GB *Except Sundays and Holidaysen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry ServiceHonesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon ompson242-357-6532 Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service And Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529Casuarina PointSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Hope Town..cont Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 3 67-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 3 67-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 3 67-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 3 67-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 3 67-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 3 67-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 3 67-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 3 67-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 3 67-3600 Regattas 32 apts 5 77-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 3 67-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 3 65-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 3 65-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 3 65-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Rev. July 2013 Dis & Dat Unable to go in the boat for August 1, Editor looks next to the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Advertise with The Abaconian

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Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4311 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 Golden Grouper . ......................... $$ . .................. 367-2301 Island Family Rest . ..................... $$ . .................. 367-3778 Java Coee House . ....................... $ . .................. 367-5523 Jamies Place . ........................... ..$$ . .................. 367-2880 Junovias.....................................$$..................367-1271 Jib Room . .................................. $$ . .................. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken . ............... $ . .................. 367-2615 Mangoes . ................................. $$$ . .................. 367-2366 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack . ............................... $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Abaco Inn . .............................. $$$ . .................. 366-0133 Capn Jacks . ................................ $$ . .................. 366-0247 Firey.......................................$$$................. 366-0145 Harbours Edge . ......................... $$ . .................. 366-0087 H T Coee House (B & L) . .............. $ . .................. 366-0760 HT Inn & Marina.........................$$................. 366-0003 H T Harbour Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 366-0095 Munchies . .................................... $ . .................. 366-0423 OnDa Beach . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 Sea Spray . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 366-3503 Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Bradleys on the Harbour . ............. $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Bahama Beach Club.................$$$...................365-8500 Coco Beach Bar & Grill. . ................ $ . .................. 365-8470 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8185 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 365-8469 Touch of Class . ........................ $$$ . .................. 365-8195 Treasure Sands Club . ................ $$$ . ................. .365-9385 Blu House . ............................. $$$ . .................. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro . ...................... $$ . .................. 365-4247 Green Turtle Club . .................... $$$ . .................. 365-4271 Harveys Island Grill . ................... $$ . .................. 365-4389 Lizard Bar & Grill........................$$...................365-4191 McIntoshs Restaurant . .............. $$ . .................. 365-4625 Miss Emilys Restaurant . ............. $$ . .................. 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4161 Pineapple Restaurant Bar & Grill . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cafe . .................. $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120 Police Hope Town 366-0667 Police Man-O-War 365-6911 Police Treasure Cay 365-8048 Police Green Turtle Cay 365-4550 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Man-O-War 365-4019 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9111 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue......Marine VHF 16...............366-0282 Hope Town 366-0549 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Abaco Family Medicine, Marsh Harbour . ..................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center.....................................................367-9999 . Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic . ................................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis.................................................367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 Government Clinic, Coopers Town . ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay . .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town . .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point . ................................. 366-4010 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584 Blu House ....................... 38 . ......... F . ................ 365-4247 Green Turtle Club . .............. 40 . ......... F . ................ 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ............................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 15 . ......... F . ................ 365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ................ 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191Treasure Cay Marina........ . ..150......... . F............... . ..365-8250 Man-O-War Marina . .......... 28 . ......... F . .................365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina . ...... 192 . ......... F . .................367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 72. . .........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 40 . ......... F . ................367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ........... . .................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 62 . ......... F . .................367 2700 Hope Town Marina . ............ 62 . ............................ . 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ................366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ................366-0065 Schooner Bay . .................... 15 . ......... F . ................475-7626 Spanish Cay Marina . ........... 40 . ......... F . ................365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ........... . ................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ........... . ................365-5070 Orchid Bay . ......................... 66 . ........ F . ................365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 AirGate Aviation New Smyrna Beah..................................367-1900 American Eagle Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Craig Air Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Island Wings Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Regional Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Silver Airline Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Sky Bahamas Nassau . ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Western Air Nassau . ........................................................... 367-3722 Abaco Air . .............................................................................. 367-2266Cherokee Air Charters .........................................................367-1920 Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Lighthouse . ..................................... .. Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards . .............................. Man-O-War Cay Hole-inWall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching ask tourism.................................367-3067 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour www.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 hours. Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Call for rates. Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour cont... . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Marsh Harbour . . . Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013All phones use area code 242 unless noted . .......... ....367-2936 . ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ........................ ....365-8749 . .................. ....365-4411 . ....................... ....365-8506 . ...... ....367-2787 . ......... ....366-0024 Charter Fishing Boats Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian August 15, 2013 HOME INSURANCE Your Peace Of Mind Is Important To Us! Insurance Management makes home protection a priority with the most dependable protection in The Bahamas. It's how they've earned their good reputation. Coverage you can rely on.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 16 August 15th, 2013 Creative Summer Arts Camp offered to three communities By Canishka Alexander Above: (left to right) Dre Hall, Desmond Boodle, Ozeke Swain, Rebecca Strachan and Desmondo Boodle made up the Abaco Judo team which competed at the US Junior Open Championships. The team Bronze, Silver, one 4th and one 5th place at the US Junior Open Championships in Fort Lauderdale on July 28. For the story see page 10. Please see Camp Page 4 Above: children enjoying themselves at the Creative Summer Arts Camp.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Brother, Big Sister program for Abaco

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Camp From Page 1 Above: Zachary Roberts, who is on his way to being a fully licensed EMT in The Bahamas. Center under By Samantha Evans Please see Cyber Page 5

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Cyber From Page 4 By Jennifer Hudson Above: snack time for the youth at Vacation Bible School held at St. Andrews Church, Dundas Town, from July 28 to August 2. The Camp this year was run by dison and Eunice Pinder, Missionaries from Cat Island, along with local Man-O-War Youth Pastor and wife: Rich and Netica Roberts. By Samantha Evans Above: Sandy Point children were entertained with Biblical stories and activities during VBS

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Editors Note: This is an ongoing story about the founding of the Every Child Counts School. See the July 1 issue for the previous installment. By Ruth Harkin By Vernique Russell Pictured: Reagan Roberts with his parents Christopher and Pamela Roberts along with school Principal Keva McIntosh. Student of the

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusVisit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes PharmacyOwners: Ronnie & Pauline RobertsPhone: (242) 367-0546 4 DRAWER CHEST WOODEN BUNK BEDS $575 .00 METAL BUNK BEDS $450 .00 ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $210 .00 MATTRESS, BOX SPRINGS & FRAMESCommercial Carpet..$11.00sq.yd. Carpet Padding........$5.75 sq.yd.Wooden Toddler Beds............$175.00 LAMINATED FLOORING $2 50 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. By Samantha Evans Harbour Church of GodBy Samantha Evans By Canishka Alexander Please see Service Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Email: info@jmjelectricltd.com Service From Page 7 Genesis organizes By Canishka Alexander Above: members of Genesis perform during the Fathers Day Gospel Explosion at Friendship Tabernacle Church.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Sports By Timothy Roberts Above: The wind was strong for the start of one of the E-Class races held at Schooner Bay. The North Abaco Baseball Team along with their coaches. The 11-12-year-old players attended the Bahamas Baseball Federation National Tournament in Grand Bahama, and placed third. Press Release Please see Regatta Page 10 Please see E-Class Page 10 Angels Academy is a private school located in marsh Harbour that offers classes from Pre-K to Grade 6. With our small class sizes your child will receive individualized instruction. shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademy.com 242-367-2780 Contact us to learn more about our classes and curriculum. Registration fees for new students will be waved from now until the beginning of September. Enroll your child today!

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Sports Regatta From Page 9 E-Class From Page 9 Press Release Junior Open Championships Please see Judo Page 12

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Scotland Cay Treasure Cay 242-365-4648 242-367-3450 242-367-2935 242-365-6416 242-366-0029 Please view all of our exclusive listings atwww.AbacoCaysRealty.com Contact us at: info@abacocaysrealty.com 242-365-4648 ELBOW CAY BERKLEYS BLUFF31,000 s.f. 0.7116 Acre 100 of Atlantic ocean frontage 275 depth Great elevations overlooks surfers beach. #HTV1125 UNDER CONTRACT GREAT GUANA CAY SEA TO BAY This exceptional parcel at the south end of Great Guana Cay with great elevation oers 3.4 Acres of prime property, 201.87 Atlantic frontage and 159.15 on the Sea of Abaco overlooking private harbour protected by over 15 high solid rock walls-includes 2 boat slips. Property can be divided. #GGV1008 $1,472,000. CLAIRES BEACH Beachfront building site 31,243 s.f. 0.717 Acre 117 of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000. LOST SHAKER 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65 of Atlantic beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevationseasement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000. ATLANTIS 19,239 s.f. 0.4417 Acre 95 of Atlantic beachfront Semi-private dock. #GGV1135 REDUCED $350,000. SEAVIEW Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre 136 prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delias Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private dock on shoreline 8 depth at MLW #GGV1118 $368,000. GREEN TURTLE CAY COCONUT BEACH 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach front lot secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and approved building plans available GTV1172 NEW $675,000. ATLANTIC BEACH LOT 24,974 s.f. 0.573 Acre 100 of Atlantic Beach front Good elevations reef right o shore. #GTV1212 $300,000PLAYING HOOKY15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock accessBeach access #GTV1080 UNDER CONTRACT OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 acres corner lot Atlantic beach and ocean views beach road access 30 away close proximity to Green Turtle Club. Snorkeling just oshore. #GTV1157 REDUCED $215,000. CONCHED OUT -Lot 2 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125 of Atlantic beachfront 12 elevations #GTV1008 -$350,000. Lot 3 36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117 on Coco Bay30 elevations #GTV1206 $697,000. Lot 4 36,440 s.f. 0.836 Acre 117 on Coco Bay 25 elevations #GTV1207 $697,000. NO NAME CAY PARCELS 1. One Acre +/345 of Atlantic shoreline $225,000. 2. One Acre +/250 of Atlantic Shoreline $259,000. 3. One and a Half Acres +/525 of Atlantic Shoreline $418,000. #NCV1188 $225,000 $418,000. SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. CENTRAL ABACO SAND BANKS CREEK LOTS 4&5 #4 1.120 Acres 97.42 on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92 on the creek. Both lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500. Green Turtle Cay7,264 s.f. 0.166 Acre 877 s.f. 3 Bd.-1 Bath 12 x 16 Shed 90 L Shaped Dock PGT Storm Windows Galvilume Metal Roof 1/2 ownership available for $174,000 #GTH1197 $299,000 Treasure Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Baths 1,158 s.f. under air 68,000 s.f. 1.56 Acre with 550 of frontage New Construction Attention to detail high end design dock slip available #TCH1215 $492,000Green Turtle Cay 3 Bd, 3 Bth 2,116 s.f. 2nd level Master Suite 6727 s.f. 0.154 Acres White Sound views Yachtsmen Cottage at The Blu House Turn Key #GTH1210 $599,000 Great Guana Cay2,000 s.f. 3 bd. 2 bth 7,408 s.f. 0.170 Acres 1,000 s.f. wrap around Decks Beach Access Shared Dock Great Elevations/Views Beach lot available #GGH1214 $640,000 Cherokee Sound30,600 s.f. 0.702 Acre 2,040 s.f. Residence 280 s.f. Guest House 3 Bed 3 Bath 1120 s.f. Covered Decks 90 s.f. Open Decks Ocean Views 1/2 mile to Settlement #CSH1209 $570,000 Green Turtle Cay1,455 s.f. Residence 7,612 s.f 0.174 Acre 2 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Overlooking Blu House Marina Fully Furnished Rental History Dock #GTH1213 $599,000 Green Turtle CayMarina Resort for Sale +/-621 on Black Sound available +/-378 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock Great for private estate #GTH1151 $3,470,000 Man O War Cay 10,056 s.f. 0.23 Acre 1,200 s.f. Residence 192 s.f. Snore Box 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 16,000 gal. cistern 17 KW Diesel Gen. Central A/C + Split Unit #MWH1024 $499,000 Green Turtle Cay 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 928 s.f. 74,182 s.f. 1.703 Acre 198 of Gilliam Bay Beach 478 on the Sea of Abaco Overlooks town ats Boneshermens Dream Property #GTH1205 RED BAY & LOGGERHEAD CREEK 0.233 67.42 Acres of prime development opportunity, possibilities unlimited. ACV1184 ACV1185 ACV1186 $139,000 $1,685,500. SOUTH ABACO LITTLE HARBOUR LOT 42,166 s.f. .968 Acres 165 on Little Harbour Easement to the bight 2,773 s.f. 10 wide access to great bone shing. #SAV1208 $255,000. THE GATEWAY AT WINDING BAYOver 16 Acres of prime development property 1,638 linear ft of creek frontage. Great location for Eco-Resort or commercial property. Located at the entrance to Winding Bay (A Marriott Resort) and Little Harbour, just 20 minutes from Marsh Harbour airport. SAV1198 REDUCED $800,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,699,000 Chris Plummer Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Faron Sawyer Scotland Cay Marsh Harbour Silbert Mills Marsh Harbour James Pleydell-Bouverie Man O War Cay Paul Thompson Elbow Cay Elbow CayBest Estate on Elbow Cay -Beach lot 2.24 Acres 419 Atlantic Beachfront 395 on Canal 2 Cottages with dock Creek Parcel 1.39 Acres 160 on Nigh Creek 25 Elevations #HTH1200 $2,999,900 REDUCED REDUCED NEW Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.Specializing in the Gems of Abaco, her Cays Scotland Cay -13,601 s.f. 0.312 Acre 84 on canal 2,678 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Dock & Lift 15,000 lb 60x20 Dock slip/marina garage #SCH1196 $1,399,000 Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath 2,048 s.f. 4,617 s.f. 0.106 Acre 4 Single Townhouses Resort/Accommodation Views of the Sea of Abaco 384 s.f. of sun porches Rental History Located at Blu House #GTH1199 $499,000 REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED NEW Green Turtle Cay33,342 s.f. 0.765 Acre 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Porch Impact Doors/Windows Turkish Tile Floors Pickled vaulted ceilings Community Dock Access #GTH1162 $1,999,000 Manjack Cay23,612 s.f. .542 Acre 1100 s.f. 1 bd, 1 bth Live o the grid Access to Atlantic Beach The Cove on Munjack Gazebo #MCH1216 $379,000 Man O War CayNorthern Tip of MOW Sea to Sea Parcels 3 Options Available Private Marina 8MLW Private Beaches Exceptional Estate Great Elevations Price Upon Request NEW Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 1,558 s.f. 3 Bd 1 Bth Crows Peak lounge Abacos best beach Near Nippers & Town Rental History #GGH1190 $699,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f. 0.277 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 642 s.f. 2 bd 2 bth 336 s.f. open decks Beautiful views of Atlantic Ocean 10,000 gal. cistern Close to town #GGH1191 $449,000

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 SportsJudo From Page 10 By Timothy Roberts Above: Dr. Ron Archer talks with some youth at an Abaco Youth Football Association practice in Marsh Harbour.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Business By Mirella Santillo Above: a guest at the launching party holds up a tasty stone crab claw. The company has a retail outlet in Murphy Town and a factory in the northern settlement of Mount Hope. By Alison Lowe Courtesy the Nassau Guardian Above: Shcarra Russell, accepts her Island Vacation For 2 to The Exuma Beach Re sort from Furniture Plus Associate, Owen Rolle. Please see Serenity Page 13

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Further Business Serenity From Page 13 Cornerstones of Abaco BusinessA look at businesses that have stuck participates in the Forum in JamaicaBy Mirella Santillo Abaco Shipping By Mirella Santillo By Vernique Russell hosts Lobster FestBy Vernique Russell

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Barclays Bank never expected you to live this long! Heres to 80 years and many more! Happy Birthday from all the family Happy 80 th Birthday Further Business Entrepreneur Watch By Vernique Russell By Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans By Mirella Santillo Guava Duff and StuffBy Samantha Evans By Samantha Evans Entrepreneur Watch The Abaconian

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 SUN OIL LIMITEDEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Sun Oil Limited seeks to identify: PROFESSIONAL TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS in Abaco, e Bahamas e successful candidate(s) will assume the role of Driver/Operator. is position is responsible for the daily execution of key responsibilities within a bulk fuel facility. ese responsibilities include the safe receipt, storage and delivery of bulk petroleum products in accordance with strict industry and company standards. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of safe driving. Successful experience in the petroleum industry would be a plus. Core Responsibilities island. re-distribution of petroleum products. maintenance and repairs. member. Benets include: Competitive salary and benets package, commensurate with work mas.com or drop resumes at the Sun Oil/Shell Depot in Murphy Town, Abaco.

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August 15, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 MARINE NAVIGATION COURSEAbaco, this is your opportunity to study Marine Navigation at a professional level. Call Mr. Key at 367-5351 or e-mail pgk434@yahoo.com The Bahamas School of Marine Navigation is oering a Terrestrial Navigation Course (2 Months, 3 Nights per Week) at Friends of the Environment board room commencing at 7 pm on Monday, September 2, 2013. The rst class is free with no payments until class #2.Other courses include: Seamanship/Marine Safety (individuals & groups) and Celestial Navigation Methods 229 & 249. By Canishka Alexander Head of CEES meets interested in education on AbacoBy Mirella Santillo

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian August 15, 2013 Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB Delivery! BARGAIN en-GBCAR RENTALSen-GBSummer Special Ratesen-GBMid Size Cars: $70 Daily $350 Weeklyen-GB Full Size Cars &en-GB Mini Vans: $80 Daily $450 Weeklyen-GB** MON-THUR $10 OFF YOUR DAILY RATE en-GBDon MacKay Blvd (Next to the Kidney Center)en-GB PH: 367-0500, 225-3657 (Toll Free) Fax: 367-0501 en-GBLocated Don MacKay Blvd en-GB and Airporten-GBPhone 367-2431 Marsh Harbouren-GB Mon Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5en-GB Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs en-GBStraw Baskets Shirts Hatsen-GB Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirsen-GB Androsia Shirts Androsia Fabric By Lee Pinder Opinion Press release Above: S. C. Bootle High School PTA President, Eric Collie (left) and Principal Huel Moss Jr. (right) receiving a check donation from Matthew Sawyer (center), the General Manager of Commonwealth Bank in Marsh Harbour. By Vernique Russell

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