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Abaconian
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December 1, 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 23 December 1st, 2013 TSA requiring full-body pat downs, early arriv als at Marsh Harbour Airport, page 5 By Timothy Roberts With the ongoing economic pressures faced by The Bahamas and in Abaco itself it is important to be careful to make every effort to not add any extra negative forces to an already struggling tourism industry. Among the many attractions offered by Abacos tourism product one of the the island to one of the top cruising destina bours across Abaco have maintained their charm and beauty one in particular has seen better days. Marsh Harbours harbour has cer tainly seen its fair share of issues in recent and damaged docks. damaged fourteen years ago in Hurricane Floyd. Yet many remain unrepaired or un removed until today giving the harbour a hood. Marsh Harbour requires cleanup, Port Dept. issues notices Above: a derelict dock in Marsh Harbours harbour. Many local businessmen fear the appearance of the harbour and town is discour aging visitors from returning. Please see Harbour Page 5 Winding Bay property Marriot and Ritz, page 17. Green Turtle Cay burns Guys The local club earned 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and Top Athelete. Left to right: Desmond Bootle, Jonathan Strachan, Desmondo Bootle, Dre Hall, Sensei Lill. See Section B Page 22. Abaco Judo Club stuns region Island Bakery keeps things fresh despite 30plus years of service, page 17. The Bahamas Electric ity Corporation had during November resulting in several blackouts, page 5

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays Guys burned on Green Turtle Cay By Mirella Santillo anchored custom in the English tradition. On Abaco it is celebrated mostly on the Loyalists founded settlements. This year, the residents of Green Turtle Cay held the event on November 9. The celebration took place on the bas on display. The event, moderated by Karen Mc food, games and music. judged by popular votes and by a panel of three judges, a visitor, Yota Aguilar of Tourism, Dushinka Roberts and Kendy After the last of the hat games par petition. only role of Karen McIntosh, she managed to feed the assembly small bits of history She explained that after he had been ar King James I, happy to be alive, made a Royal Decree stating that the burning of dition. ed in England on November 5, the date of Among the creations on display at dren, a baby, Bambam, a Guy named Tommy, a scary Guy called Burn Me, guy protesting on the upcoming VAT Tax, among others. Cheers and applause accom Mrs. McIntosh a dedicated organizer of the Green Turtle Cay Island Root Fes tival, took advantage of the break to an the festival and that the proceeds of the of putting it together. In the junior category, Love Bot placed In the adult category, Uncle Leon, yers No VAT.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 Damianos

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Island-wide power outages explained By Timothy Roberts The Bahamas Electricity Corpora tion (BEC) explains that a line fault in one ber 19, 20 and 25. said that the outages that spanned the eve ning of November 19 through to almost mid-day in some places on November 20 Abaco feeder. While BEC reported customers south of the Wilson City experienced numerous short outages throughout the night. Ms. Ingraham explained that the is re-closer recognizes a fault it is supposed If someone had called after it had to prevent it from happening further, she system itself because after three times it is it kept happening; possibly more than She said that technicians found that they are also investigating the cause of the initial fault in the south Abaco feeder and hope to prevent it from happening again. Again on November 25 Abaco ex problems on the distribution system related line. fully restored at 12:56pm. a result of a fault on the South Abaco Feed Additionally, North Abaco experi it was a failure of the system itself... due to a glitch it kept happening; possibly more than twenty times. TSA regulations ensure tightened security at Marsh Harbour Airport Last month, the Department of Civil Aviation on Abaco announced that passen gers must arrive early to satisfy the Trans portation Security Administrations (TSA) part on time at the Marsh Harbour Interna tional Airport. airlines are also subject to the regulations in addition to ensuring that their premises restrict passengers access to secured ar eas. To tighten security at the Marsh Har bour International Airport, fencing has been placed around the perimeter of the The Transportation Security Admin istration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that ex ercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States. Harbour From Page 1 According to the head of Abacos ers on notice to remove the sunken vessels ceived funds and approval to remove a sunken sailboat and an old barge from the Businessmen in Marsh Harbour be lieve this eyesore has discouraged some regular boaters from returning. One busi nessman said that the destination is expen sive and visitors need to feel they are at least getting value for their dollar. Committee has noted and is seeking to take action as the clutter of derelict vehicles can be seen in numerous areas throughout Marsh Harbour and most particularly on Yvonne Key, Chairperson of the ing to have these vehicles removed in con Council and they are expected to be taken ber. Mrs. Key also noted that the Com mittee sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Health Services six months ago concerning four empty houses to be Estates has been removed so far.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 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 New airport fees to be replaced By Timothy Roberts Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and increased aviation fees may be an ac ceptable position for all sides as the gov ernment anticipates a greater return from air arrivals. make sure that the airlift numbers increase. but that rate has to be predicated on your return. ism industry players and the Government in July the Airlines for America coalition, Blue, Delta and American Airlines, along members may be forced to reconsider their service levels to the Bahamas if the paid to Customs by commercial and private fee for processing forms by Customs, and possibility of adjusting or replacing the ex airlines, the Bahamas Hotel Association. Central & All Abaco All the stakeholders have been sitting and talking. I think thats an acceptable posi Wilchcombe. these changes in order to have the airlift and inventory in place so that the country to be running behind those other countries, be in the game as the economy begins to turn, he said. Everything that happens in America ed by it, but more particularly the United States and the eastern seaboard. We have over the last 10 years depended heavily on the airlines. terminal opening in January By Timothy Roberts Despite pessimism and rumors to the contrary, the Marsh Harbour International by January 2014 according to an airport of ments to the Airport Authority Act in late October Minister of Transport and Avia tion, Glenys Hanna-Martin, said that the indicated that the opening is expected to happen in January. In the meantime some minor renova tions are taking place at the old terminal in cluding the painting of ticket counters and Magistrate hosts appreciation luncheon By Jennifer Hudson More than 20 members of the Juve Court attended an appreciation luncheon hosted by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Wil liams in the conference room of the of Above: the Magistrate and Junior Panel. everyone, thanking them for all the hard to serve on the juvenile panel. As an ice breaker she then asked each person to in troduce themselves. life ranging from business people and re tired persons to ministers of religion. While have served for 10 years or more. These persons are selected by Cabinet based upon certain criteria and serve on the panel on a rotation basis under the chairmanship of the Magistrate. Please see Magistrate Page 20

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December 1, 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 Double recommitment service surprises Fox Town Nestled in the northern end of the Fox cated the ministry on Friday, November 15. his sight but still able to build the church. of integrity and perseverance, he pushed life that is pleasing to God. ministry is building in the lives of many touched the lives of this generation. Being a part of this community her self, she realizes that she is the person she is today is because of a praying grandmoth North Abaco is manifested in her. Over the 17 years of brought to a place of divine deliverance. Without delay the guest speaker, dedicate is to refocus and revisit the vision despite the challenges. As the Spirit of God manifested in the small cathedral, clothed Brickell spoke into the lives of those in at tendance. A young lady in the hall gave ing talent and blessed those in attendance As senior pastor of the Open Door thanks to God for everything and he did had helped in the completion of the build ing, such as Minister Florence McIntosh, Anglican Church, Bengy Thompson, Al Intosh, Charlese Laing, Jeffery and Broth On Sunday, November 17 the com community. In a surprising celebration and act of Christopher Russell of St Chads Anglican Church -the presiding ministermade a glasses and then into one; displaying the This small bridal a party in turn trans don McIntosh, clothed in a colourful trench ents devote their lives to each other again. Many raised their glasses in a toast of This double rededication service con tributed as an eye-opener to the importance of mutual caring for the ministry and for each other. and their family at their recommitment ceremony in November. They also recommitted the community church.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Candlelight 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 green. They heard the concept of Earth take an hour every year to turn off their lights to conserve energy and preserve the do that every day? (its location is a conversation for another the bugs and kinks in the system; the issue But maybe our government is busy electrifying the third largest economy in the country. halted and the Ministry of Works is appar ently content paying their Abaco staff to sit out this bit of vital infrastructure. travel. If they dont come by plane they come by boat. And after the unannounced fee-hike and immediate reduction on cruis ing permits earlier this year, yachters are plans to our islands. We have a lot of things going for us: natural beauty, great cant deny that it is very expensive to come for the most part, but they do mind being jerked around. So unless Tourism makes some big marketing pushes to smooth things over, tricity feeding our marinas, businesses and homes. We certainly pay enough for those erated as often as they have black outs I this country. derstandable. Barges and reckless anchors and storms snap poles and trees alike, and ing lights that night. We live on a spread out island. The system is old and regular maintenance is never possible because Not to mention it is incredibly expensive land in our archipelago. For comparison population, only has to manage four main And it is hard to blame the ground unfortunate enough to suffer a hurricane can deny that or take it from them. For that But management from one admin istration to the next is too busy playing a game of political chess to care that the generators have run out of oil and multimillion dollar machines are burning up. And attention given to one scandal after the next (looking at you, double-dippers) nights together that they could sleep in air conditioning or read at night. So next time you pick up your month ly bill and realize it costs the same as a Ministries responsible. Tell them there is and having to take out a loan because that mysterious Fuel Surcharge jumped by But if the outages continue you may light. Community Calendar (See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) lage

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 2 0 1 3 B a r e f o o t P e r f e c t f o r t h e H o l i d a y s Jimmy s Wines & Spirits 3 0% NOVEMBER 25 DECEMBER 7 While Supplies Last T r a d i n g a s T u p p sB a y S t r e e t M a r s h H a r b o u r A b a c o J i m m y s W i n e s & S p i r i t s ALL PRODUCTS NOT SHOWN UP TO OFF Letters to the Editor The Dock Must Go Dear Editor; When I passed the age of 75 I prom important than pride so here goes. Let me say at the outset that the issue under con sideration is non-political picture of a dock that appeared to be on the famous Treasure Cay Beach. I truly Treasure Cay Beach. I immediately called four of my Treasure Cay friends in order happen. beach. 1. It is not a Treasure Cay beach 2. It is not an Abaco beach in The Bahamas. This resort has been the back-bone of the economy of North Abaco for more than 50 years and remains so until ly Abaconians, truly realize the importance of the famous Treasure Cay beach and that it has been rated the ninth best beach in the image of this famous landmark. I say the dock must go! I hope if it is not legally removed that Thoughts from The Cherokee Dump Dear Editor; The Cherokee Sound dumpsite must be one in a million. A million dollar beachfront site being used to dispose of the neighborhoods garbage. Simply put it is a It has been used for many years and is probably one of the best-kept dumpsites in The Bahamas. their house garbage, building trash, yard clippings, old appliances, old boats, old boat trailers you name it.the list is end less; and they dump it on the ground and leave. From time to time the community organizes machinery to push it up into piles to be burnt. Then from time to time it is leveled and pushed a little further into the mangroves. Yes the garbage keeps coming and dubious honour to do the pushing using my Skid Loader on and off for over ten years three hours at a time depending on its con dition. or no remuneration as there is no formal has to be done to get by. I have received encouragement from a number of loyal ing on the responsibility to see to this task. thoughts going through my mind. It is my intention to try to share some of these I reminisce. Today it is Sunday and I approach the dump. I have looked at it the previous day and determined that it is becoming out of do not think of very often: these are the turkey vultures. They are out in force and as I approach they basically ignore me as Please see Letter Page 10

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Abaco Merry Christmas Happy New Yearand a Thanks & Appreciation to all our Customers Enjoy the Holiday Season The Outboard ShopMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2703 they go about their reclamation efforts. ing in the middle of the site like a sentinel overlooking many of the items that may have been in it at one time or another. I im mediately decide that it is fairly good con dition and that I shall spare it the usual in of its compatriots. I speak of the crushing and volume reduction that my machine can easily exercise on such items. My hope pick through the dumpsite from time to time may be able to make some use of it. I leave it standing untouched during the en tire site cleaning. As I drop my bucket and advance ocean of trash I observe that I am here at as best I can or at least push them ahead by kee dumpsite. A number of folks like to results in an unfortunate distribution of ex ploded bottles, ash, and half burnt items comes in handy as long as I can negotiate the elements in the right order. I am disap pointed at the numbers of seemingly good tributed among the trash and resist the urge longer than necessary. The colours do not stand out for long but disappear among the observe that someone must have endured The galvanized steel has seen better days. aside so that someone might consider using them for scrap or recycling. My mind goes back to previous ef forts and I realize that the mass of trash excludes the usual heaps of black bags full realize that November is soon coming and They are still on summer break. I think on I come across several plies of soil merous piles of evidence of many building contractors abusing the privilege extended to Cherokee residents to rid themselves of involves replacement of some sheetrock, in construction. It suggests a substantial roaches I see no rats or mice. A number of garden debris into the heap that I am mak ing at the perimeter of the dump area Then there is the one small cathode ray TV carcass that appears out of the next pile I push. It is already broken so I have no fear of it bursting and threatening my safety. It crosses my mind that this area must be rife that some lucky individuals probably have a box. It is a Samsung 42 inch. Mine is bigger than theirs. Moving on I decide to tackle the large one operator hired by Local Government much that cost them and feel a little jealous but more annoyed that this pile has been pushed to a bad spot. It needs to be on the other side of the clearing if it is to be burnt By this time it is easy to get to the back of the dumpsite and this individual oblig ingly drives the distance. Thanks Smiley. the area. The next visitor stops and I sig nal for her to place her bags in my bucket. Many times I have seen her go the distance and carry her empty dog food bags to the back of the site. Thanks Dorinda. As I move to reclaim the clearing that the use of this dumpsite by commer cial enterprises comes at no direct cost to them but rather it saves them a tremendous relocation drive. Then again it is not on thankful for the donations by Shannon and As the time passes the clearing takes on an openness that suggests that it could To be certain I make sure that there is no broken glass or other threats to tires and I prepare to complete my task. This time my back-blade on the machines bucket. I have been at it for about an hour and a half and I am tired. I also realize that I have already forgotten many of the time around. I also conclude that this has carded appliances as in the past. -Simon Rodehn Cherokee Sound Letters to the Editor Letter From Page 9

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Business brand. Service stations located at Qual and red in late October into the beginning of November. by RUBIS Caribbean recently. RUBIS is a French-based international private limited According to Sandra Sands of Quality to help them serve their customers better. Chovez McBride, Quality Stars gen eral manager, added that in the European sector, RUBIS is perhaps the number one and UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel for a cleaner and smoother ride. The UltraTec fuel burns cleaner, ter, and the gas lasts longer, McBride explained. On Hyundai oil caps, they rec ommend TOTAL oil. the dismay of their competitors. After 10 Above: Quality Star's Texaco service station was rebranded under the RUBIS brand in is a photo of Quality Star's RUBIS service station. Texaco service stations rebranded as RUBIS nationwide years in the business, he is excited about tomers on Abaco. So far, customers seem to like it, and uct, Simms said in reference to RUBIS. retail store. At RUBIS stations in Nassau, McBride said that the pay at the pump ser presently Bahamians do not traditionally use debit or credit cards for purchases on the island. diesel prices have dropped 25 cents. Mc Bride said that they are passing on savings to their customers, and as a result, there has been a slight increase in sales at Qual ity Star. He added that everything is being done in phases, and that monthly market ing campaigns on the part of RUBIS is en suring that the brand is being more recog are operating under the RUBIS brand, the company name remains Quality Star Auto necessary for customers making payments have to change the name of his company Texaco brand. Iris Henchell, branch manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19. Hardy explained that they collected donations from the community, and also encouraged customers to assist them in throughout the bank for monetary dona CIBC/FCIB makes donation to Abaco Cancer Society Above left to right: Valerie Hardy, Joanne Bradley and Iris Henchell. Henchell and of 3,507.40 to Bradley, president of Abaco Please see Donation Page 15

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Sea Spray Junkanoo box, an Alburys Sail Shop luggage set, Breast Cancer logo designed by Abaco Ce ramics. Hardy added that a souse out and for the Abaco Cancer Society. Henchell and Hardy extended a sincere thank you customer effort because it made a big dif Further Business Donation From Page 14 Auskell Fitness Centre holds Open House By Jennifer Hudson The Auskell Fitness Centre has relo cated to the main Auskell building. Their 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm for people to drop sign up during the Open House can sign up at any time in the Auskell Clinic. The December 2 during the hours of 6 am to 10 am Mondays through Saturdays and after the grand opening in January the opening "Today is just about getting people in explaining the setup to them so that they can sign up and become healthy for 2014," stated Auskell Clinics Managing Director, Centre is geared more to females and they feel more comfortable in this situation." Mrs. Collie introduced Kayla Curry Kayla is a native of Abaco, having gradu ated from Forest Heights Academy. She is Centre and is no stranger to the machines since she has been attending the local Fitco Gym for years. make sure that they are using the machines correctly and adopting the proper form so out, myself, and it has helped me to lose through diet and exercise. "There is a very nice relaxed atmo sphere in this Fitness Centre and it is com self-conscious than in a regular gym be building but for lean muscle and fat loss," informs Ms. Curry. "There are no heavy that since all of the machines are hydraulic they are very easy to operate and control and can be adjusted to suit any level. mental lives," he added. for the Fitness Centre can do so in the gym or the Auskell Clinic. Mrs. Collie urges Abaco Chamber November update The Abaco Chamber of Commerce mas and Abaco. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce has joined the Bahamas Chamber of Com merce and Employers Confederations Taxation. The Coalition is comprised of some 20 civic and business organizations lectively employ more than 60,000 per sons. The Coalitions Mission Statement Please see Chmaber Page 17

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Customs Brokerage ServicesAir and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from Foreign Ports Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTel: (242) 367-2333 Fax: (242) 367-3136 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16Alburys Trucking Ltd. Tel: (242) 367-2976 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16No job too big or small! With our professional line of trucks we can truck it all.Containers 20, 40 45 Flatbeds, Flatracks, Piggyback trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALL.Happy Holidays to all our valuable customers & friends.Seasons Greetingto all our valuable customers & friends. CHRISTMAS DINNER 25th December 2013 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmFor local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com ** Also serving regular dinner MenuSoupMINESTRONESaladMIXED GREEN SALADServed with a House DressingEntreeCajun GrouperTopped with a Peppercorn Sauce...$40GRILLED DELMONICO STEAKTopped with Caramelized Onions served in Au Jus Sauce...$38BACON WRAPPED CHICKENServed in a Lemon Dill Sauce...$33DessertMA BELLES FAMOUS PUMPKIN ROLLAll entrees include soup, salad, and dessert and served with your choice of Saron Rice or Garlic Mashed Potatoes The objective of the BCCEC Co alition for Responsible Taxation is to un macro economic climate of The Bahamas cerns each sector of our industry has and the private sector or through Government dialogue. It is the BCCEC Coalitions in tent to be solution driven and to encourage proactive, cooperative, collaborative and ment and the private sector. It is our intent to advise the private sector and to make recommendations to the Government on means to implement, train, fund, educate lations. Commerce, Dennis Lightbourn, attends and participates in the Coalition meet ings in Nassau and continues to advise the Chambers Board on its latest develop ments. The Government has stated that it forms that are needed as information be comes available. Stay tuned. The Abaco Chamber is concerned that many Abaconians having dual citizen Further Business Chamber From Page 15 that US citizens sign on. The Chamber is ments on its citizens to adhere to U.S. tax 15th issue of The Abaconian summarized some of the details. This does not necessar citizenship to comply before any penalties are imposed. Chamber Directors Kathy and Dave Ralph are organizing this event and they Winding Bay Property Owners sue Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Press Release at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The tions or MVW) (NYSE: VAC), The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and related entities for, among other things, duty, and fraud for their alleged failure to failure to honor an obligation to extend a the property. The Abaco Club, located on Great lished and marketed as a luxury resort, leveraging its remote location and prom ises of casual and barefoot elegance. The Abaco suit alleges that Marriott Vacations and Ritz-Carlton have failed to operate and The suit further alleges that, as part of a corporate strategy to sell its luxury in the Club for sale on the public market. tempts to bring the serious development and maintenance issues to the attention of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Vacations, our ship group believes that Marriott Vaca tions and Ritz-Carlton misrepresented their commitment to the Abaco Club and al Ritz-Carlton are facing similar allegations cuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange and Osceola Counties, off from Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in November 2011, is based. The Island Bakery, since 1978 By Mirella Santillo Keys Bakery, Mrs. Viola Mills agreed perienced baker, he provided the funds. Thirty four years later, Island Bakery Cornerstones of Abaco Business A look at businesses that have stuck Please see Bakery Page 22

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 CEDAR ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $230 .00 5 SHELF WOOD BOOK CASE $130 00 BABY CRIBS $250 00 & $285 00 WOODEN TODDLER BEDS $175 .00 WOODEN HEADBOARD Full $115 .00 Queen $150 .00 ROLLAWAY BEDS $260 .00 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546 Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy LAMINATED FLOORING $2 40 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. 25 % All BUNK BEDS o MATTRESS BOX SPRING BED FRAMES Commercial Carpet..$11 .00 sq.yd. Carpet Padding........$5 .95 sq.yd. Boys & Girls Bicycles 4 Draw Chest 6 Draw Double Dresser Outdoor Tables ABACO SMALL BUISNESS RESEARCH e government will be surveying Abaco SMEs in order to improve the sector by developing a SME Act & SME Agency Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Time: 8 am -3 pm Location: Government Complex, Marsh Harbour (AB) Facilitator: Mark A. Turnquest Email: markaturnquest@gmail.com Or call (242) 699 -0000 to participate For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com All entrees include appetizer, soup, salad, dessert & a Free glass of complimentary Champagne$100.00 per person DessertCHOCOLATE MOLTON CAKECovered with a Strawberry & Caramel Sauce AppetizersCRAB CAKES Served with Lime SauceSoupLOBSTER BISQUE MANGO SORBETSaladGRILLED APPLE SALADWith Baby Spinach, Spring Greens and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese served with a Mango DressingEntreeBEEF WELLINGTON SEARED GROUPERTopped with Roasted Tomatoes, Sauted Mushrooms, Onions and Garlic in a Spicy Dijon SauceCOCONUT LOBSTERTopped with a Sweet Chili Sauce and a Zest of Coconut Rum N ew Y ears E ve D ining & E ntertainment31st December, 2013Menu ** Gratuity not included Call for ReservationsMIXING ALL YOUR FAVOURITES ALL NIGHT LONG Dj Emerge &Entertainment is GENO DComing back Home For the Holidays challenging. They all love young people, have a desire to serve the community of young, making a difference in their lives, especially males. Magistate EvansWilliams told those gathered that she felt it a privilege to lead this team of energetic individuals. She stated that the juvenile panel has authority to sit and adjudicate all matters pertaining make on a regular basis; this is more timeconsuming than sitting on a regular bench because in order to make decisions and must not only speak to the juvenile but also to parents and social services to get a com plete picture," stated the Magistrate. Ms. Charlamae Fernander, Head of Central & All Abaco Crime Report Magistrate From Page 6 being of society", and she thanked the pan el for their contribution saying that they their assessments and recommendations. retary Renardo Curry and underscored the need for a strong community service pro gram in relation to juvenile offenders. He expressed their gratitude for the services performed by the juvenile panel on behalf of the community describing their job as continued development of the community. appreciation of the discretion used in rec ommending for children to remain in their counselling rather than be sent to the deten all manner of devious behaviours. the court enjoyed a delicious traditional Thanksgiving luncheon of turkey and ham Stealing his duplex building under construction, to ated at the junction of Grace Avenue and Indecent Assault (Suspect arrested and charged) at 11am, a 27 year old resident of Dun that on the same date at about 10:50am, a aco Unit charged the accused reference to and remanded to Sandilands. Stealing Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime be Investigation continues. Att. Stolen Vessel (Recovered) Cay, Abaco reported that sometime be outboard engines attached from Treasure Investigation continues. Stolen Vessel a 69 year old resident of Crockett Drive, Investigation continues. Causing Harm sure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime pushed him to the ground causing a lacera tion to his arm and to the back of his head. Investigation continues. Threats of Death creating a disturbance and threaten to kill Suspect arrested Stealing solar panels from the home of his neighbor found in possession of a knife and a small amount of marijuana. Stealing from a Vessel Investigation continues.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 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 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 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 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 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 Hope Town..cont Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon ompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 of service as President. fresh breads and delicious pastries. After buying out Mr. Warner, the Mills decid that Violas husband, Mr. Bertram Mills, ery opened its doors on the site it presently occupies. The location had changed but not the the help of a niece, Georgia Cornish. and baking bread and Julia baking, pas tries, cakes and cookies. They also have ployee. In spite of the drop in the economy cording to Bertlyn Linden, have made it a Further Business Bakery From Page 17 challenge, the business still thrives. We try to make everything fresh ev eryday, explained Mrs. Linden, a good reason to ensure the patronage of Marsh Harbour residents and beyond. the same breads on the rack and the same such as pumpkin roll, guava duff, coconut or pineapple pies, macaroni and cheese or Hamburger buns and hotdog rolls are special orders. For a minimum order turnovers. French bread can also be or Above: Bertlyn Linden and Julia Mills now run the Island Bakery with the help of their Former Chamber president given lifetime membership award

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops 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 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 Harbour View Golf Carts....................................365-4411 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 Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 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 ............................... $$ .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + ............................ $ .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 577-5487 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 The Blacky Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 376-0321 The Red Marlin Bistro...............$$....................426-5440 Judy Maes Kitchen....................$.....................475-7626 Beach Cabana Bar......................$.....................376-9858 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 Kidney Centre, Marsh Harbour....................................367-3310 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.......................1-386-478-0600 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 Pocket 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... Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... 477-5996 Richard Albury ............577-0313 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 ............ ....376-9858 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140 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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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 23 December 1st, 2013 By Canishka Alexander In the early morning hours of Nov. 16, the Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated International Care & Kindness week by demonstrating what it means to be kind. According to Pilot Keora Archer, the team of volunteers painted the home of Sheila Calma, a disabled lady residing in Murphy Town. Archer gave a special thank you to the Paint Place and Abaco "Ace" Hard ware for donating the paint. Also, a note of thanks was extended to Pilots Peter and Claudia Williams for donating the paint brushes to complete the project. Project Coordinator Margo Dean was responsible for organizing the event. Finally, a heartfelt thank you is ex tended to all of our volunteers, she ex claimed. You did a great job! Three days later, Archer and her fa ther, Augustine Williams, visited Abaco Central High School (ACH) where she ad dressed the students about the Anchor Club program. From ACH, she and Williams travelled to S.C. Bootle High School to en joy the enthusiastic elections for positions within the Anchor Club. Archer concluded: The day was not over yet because then we hopped on a speed boat and went across to beautiful Green Turtle Cay, I thought there is no other place I would rather be right now. Pilot Club paints home of disabled woman, promotes Anchor Club in schools Above: Pilot Club of Abaco members overjoyed at the completion of the painting of Sheila Calma's home on Nov. 16. Calma is a dis abled resident of Murphy Town. Kayakers overcome high winds and raise money for charities On November 9 the Annual Kayak Challenge was held in Little Harbour. Blustery conditions proved no obstacle for many intrepid paddlers and kayakers. The event raises money for Friends of the Environment and the Abaco Cancer Society. See Page 16.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Abaco Real Estate Lifestyles Epworth Methodist Chapel raises funds through Christmas Concert By Jennifer Hudson The Epworth Methodist Chapel of Cherokee Sound presented a Christmas concert on November 23 in the Caitlin Grace Albury Gymnasium in aid of their renovation project. In her words of wel come the Rev. Marie Neilly, Pastor of the church, stated that this was the second time around as a similar fundraiser had been organized earlier in the year and that now Christmas had indeed come early. She thanked all the organizers and participants for their singing and fellowship and she prayed that; "Everyone's hearts would be the music." The Epworth Chorale opened the concert with the well-loved Christmas Carol What Child is This?' followed by the rousing 'Go Tell it on the Mountain'. The concert then progressed with beautiful Christmas song selections by Esther Beth el, Londa Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer, Monica Higgs, Viola Johnson and Jessica Pinder and closed with a moving duet by Dave Lowe and Ted Pearce. Also there was a keyboard selection by Rene Kemp and a lively Carol medley by the 'Gospel Rake 'n Scrapers. Following a collection which was taken up in aid of the building fund of Ep worth Methodist Chapel to assist in the renovation project being undertaken this year, the master of ceremonies, Michael Knowles, gave an update on the building project. about approximately 5 to 7 years ago then earlier this year we decided it was time to fortunately, once the contractors began to chip at the plaster it was realized that this would not be as simple a project as previ ously thought because the steel inside the walls was all swollen. An engineer was called in to give guidance on maintaining the integrity of the building and it was dis covered that the cost would be doubled. However, the project is almost complete and we don't owe much more considering the size of the project," Mr. Knowles was pleased to announce. A beautiful quilt, hand sewn by the Ladies Quilting Group of Cherokee Sound, headed by Joanne Sturrup, was then auc tioned and raised the sum of $700 towards the building fund. Altogether, by the end of the night when everything had been add ed up including the goodwill offering col lected, sale of refreshments and amounts by two anonymous donors, the sum of $9,000 was realized.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 EDDIE MINNIS & FAMILYART EXHIBITION Eddie Minnis Nicole Ritchie Eyma RoshanneRoyal Harbour Village, Bay Street(Pink building next to Java Coee shop, upstairs, west side) Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasOpening: Friday December 6th, 2 pm 8 pm Also open Saturday, December 7th, 10 am 6 pmMINNIS FAMILY ART GALLERYPh: 699-2228 / 225-0374 Cell: 426-9841/2 E-mail: info@eddieminnis.com www.facebook.com/EddieMinnisandFamilyArtTo arrange a private viewing during the month of December, please contact us: School & Youth News By Samantha Evans November was recognized as Re ligious Studies Month under the theme Arise and Shine. During this month, students engaged in numerous activities such as character building quests, special assemblies, talent shows, decoration of display boards and a district speech com petition. On Friday, November 15, the dis trict Religious Studies Speech Competition was held on Abaco at Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour beginning at 10am. Seven schools participated includ ing Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales, Central Abaco Primary School, Crossing Rocks Primary, James A. Pin der, Treasure Cay Primary and Man-OWar Primary. The winner of the compe tition was Yvenski Alcime of St. Francis de Sales with 243 points, in second place was Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Pri mary School with 238 points and in third place was Deshawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks Primary School with 230 points. The winner of this competition will travel to New Providence on November 30 to compete in the National Championship Competition. St. Francis de Sales wins Religious Knowledge Competition Above: the young competitors of the Religious Knowledge Competition. The top three were Yvenski Alcime of St. Francis, Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Primary and De shawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks. By Jennifer Hudson St Marks Baptist Church at Crossing Rocks was packed to capacity with young people attending the South Abaco Youth Talent competition on October 26. A large number of youth performed and were well supported by friends and family members. The talent and awards night was held as part of Youth Month celebrations. Moderator, Frank Hepburn, Sr., af ter an opening prayer, welcomed the au dience and then introduced the judges and gave an explanation of the rules. Nine groups and soloists from the settlements of Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, and Chero kee Sound participated in the competition and the items presented were interesting and varied. A poem and song were presented by students of the J.A. Pinder Primary School, Sandy Point, while three students of the Crossing Rocks Primary School performed a very well executed quadrille dance. Choral selections were delivered by choirs from St Marks Baptist Church and Deep South Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Crossing Rocks, and Mount Zion Baptist Youth Choir, Sandy Point. A Praise Dance was performed by 'The Pearls' and a solo dance was per formed by the youngest competitor, threelittle hesitant to perform, with a little sup port from an older friend, Brenesia over came her nerves and delighted the audience with her performance. Vocal solos were performed by a young man from Sandy Point and a young lady from Cherokee Sound. It was altogether a delightful evening and the standard of talent was excellent. Moderator, Mr. Hepburn, was very ex cited by the performances and stated, "I am thrilled by the talent I have seen here tonight." The three winners were presented with trophies and the standings were: South Abaco Talent Contest delights community Above: Second place winners of the talent competition Crossing Rocks Primary School doing a Quadrille Dance. 3. Students of J. A. Pinder Primary School. 2. Students of Crossing Rocks Pri mary School. 1. Deep South Seventh-Day Adven tist Church Choir. presented to members of the communities of South Abaco in the categories of sports, business, education, community service, religion, creative arts, crafts, youth enter prise and youth leader. It was also a special awards night for the volleyball players. The volleyball was presented to the winning team of the Independence and Hepburn Investment Tournaments. The volleyball tournaments were held between July and September be tween the Royal Nets of Sandy Point and the Rockers of Crossing Rocks. "These young ladies have been play ing their hearts out since July and I have seen tremendous improvement on both sides," stated Moderator Mr. Hepburn. The Crossing Rocks Rockers were crowned 2013 to 2014 Volleyball Champs. The title of Coach of the Year went to Nadia Stuart Sands and MVP was Nathalie Burrows. Above: Brenesia Bain, youngest contestant.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed ice Green Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072 Located on the harbour front School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander In a joint effort by students of Cen tral Abaco Primary School, and K-Kids, the youth arm of the Kiwanis Club, funds were raised to support the Abaco Cancer Society (ACS). On Nov. 19, students and staff members presented a $400-cheque to Joanne Bradley, ACS president. According to Grade One Teacher Neulessa Major, the funds were raised from a dress-up day at the school where students were asked to wear pink clothing. Major said that there will be a lot of ongo ing projects from now until when school closes. The next project in the pipeline is called the Paint the Wall Project. Ma jor said they received permission from CAPS principal, Beatrice Moxey, to paint a section of the schools wall near Forest Drive. The wall will depict the different types of cancer then a Memorial Wall will be constructed nearby with the names of survivors and non-survivors. A fee will be charged to add names to raise additional funds. We are looking to do this in all of the schools, so that everyone can be more sensitized to cancer, Major explained. The project will also incorporate high school students, and be extended to the Ki wanis Clubs senior students. The senior arm is referred to as the Key Club with 7th to 9th grade students called Builders and 10, 11 and 12th grade students are named Keys. Above: Students of Central Abaco Primary School and those involved in the Kiwanis Club's K-Kids Program presented a cheque to Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19. CAPS, K-Kids make donation to ACS president By Jennifer Hudson A service of celebration for the youth of South Abaco was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Sandy Point on Novem ber 16 as the culmination of Youth Month activities. Following an opening prayer by one of Sandy Point's youth, Santino Bain, and the singing of the National Anthem a welcome was given by Brenell Higgs, Principal of the J A. Pinder School in Sandy Point. Moderator for the evening was Chair man of the Youth Organizational Commit tee of South Abaco, Frank Hepburn. He expressed his disappointment that there were not more young people present but he told the ones that were there not to be discouraged by lack of numbers. "This is not a good representation of South Abaco, there should be standing room only," he stated. He had a message for parents telling them that they need to wake up and lead and guide kids in the right direction. "We need to get a grip of ourselves and then train up the children. Let us give the right impression to young people. If there was ever a time that we needed it, it is now." He encouraged the congregation to share the news and let other parents know that they need to wake up. His recommendation to the young people was that whenever in doubt they need to seek the advice of a reli able older person. The new administrator for South Ab aco, Lavon HarrisSmith, introduced her self to the congregation. "I am no stranger to South Abaco since I have been coming here for a long time to visit some good friends. I also served a term as Administra tor on Green Turtle Cay until last May. Al though I only arrived in Sandy Point three days ago I wanted to make sure that I was here tonight and I'm privileged to be in the midst of talented young people. You are our future and the wealth of our nation," she told the youth. Harris-Smith praised the young stu dent who read a passage from the Bible earlier in the service and she encouraged children to read aloud out of the Bible ev ery day. A short talk to the children was also presented by John Hudson, Council Mem ber for South Abaco and Member of the Youth Committee who told the children a story about a young man who missed out on a wonderful gift because he did not you need in the Bible and you can always ask your teacher to explain to you what you dont understand, he said. Pastor of the Sandy Point Assemblies of God Church, Erskine Wells, told the youth that the dreams they have in their hearts were placed there by God and he en couraged them to dare to dream big. "God gave gifts or talents to everyone, you all have great potential inside. Stop looking at yourself and saying I'm no good or I can't. You need wisdom from God; ordinary be comes extra ordinary in the hands of God." He told the youth that dreams don't die and gave the example of a grandmother who never let her dream die and she had recently graduated from college at the age of 90. He closed by charging the young people to "Put your faith and trust in God and he will lead you through." Following recognition of the Youth Committee for their service to the young people of the community, the service closed with a prayer for the youth of the nation by Elder Berry of the Deep South Seventh Day Adventist Church and a vote of thanks by Ms Brenell Higgs. During the service musical selections were rendered by Simone Bain, the students of the J A Pinder School and The Deep South Sev enth-Day Adventist Choir. Sandy Point service celebrates youth Above: the youth of Sandy Point were encouraged by community leaders on November 16.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News Largest ever College Fair hosts 26 colleges By Jennifer Hudson The annual Abaco College Fair, held under the banner "Paving the way for a brighter tomorrow," was held on Novem ber 19 at the Agape Christian School's Grace Gym. All of the local high schools, including Moores Island and Mary E Al bury of Man O War, were invited. Hun dreds of senior students turned up to take advantage of the fair and receive informa tion and guidance to assist them in making decisions about the next stage of their ca reer. Grade 12 students were invited for the by Grades 11 and 10. A short opening ceremony com menced with a welcome by Kathy Sawyer, a prayer by Principal Cecile Albury and the singing of the National Anthem. Dr Lenora J. Black, Abaco's District Superintendent of Education, gave a short speech on behalf of the Ministry of Education. She expressed her delight in being present to share this annual, exciting opportunity which exposes the young people to the many opportunities which exist for them for further education in The Bahamas and beyond. This College fair provides a second lens through which to view your future. The choice is yours to take up the oppor tunities you are exposed to. Your future looks bright and provides real opportuni ties if you work hard and remain diligent in your studies; higher education is within your grasp," she told the students. Dr. Black encouraged the students to ask many questions and then declared the Jonathan Cartwright, College Fair Coordinator, was pleased to state that this is the biggest College Fair ever on Abaco. Whereas last year 15 or 16 colleges partici pated, this year the number was up to 26. Both of The Bahamas institutions of tertiary education were represented along with many colleges from Florida which are popular with Bahamian students since they are close to home. For those wishing to leges from northern states such as Minne sota, New England, New York and many Canadian colleges. Canadian colleges are a popular choice for many Bahamian stu dents, the tuition usually being slightly The students, in addition to being able to ask questions, were able to leave the fair armed with many brochures and other handouts to help them with their decisions. Some colleges, in addition to brochures, were handing out items such as mouse pads, pens, rulers and tote bags. The College of the Bahamas booth was very popular with the students since COB now offers a wide range of options able than going abroad. In addition to the more than 250 Associate of Arts degrees it offers, it also now offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and even some Masters degrees. It is scheduled to and many new state-of-the-art buildings are planned. Phase 1 of a state-of-the-art dormi tory is already under construction with 250 rooms and also a new science complex. The Bahamas Technical and Vo cational Institute (BTVI) is also a popu lar choice and between 20 and 30 young people from Abaco are currently enrolled in courses there. Programs of study range construction, electronics and mechanical trades. BTVI has a very interesting jointventure with the New England Institute of Technology which was also represented at the fair. Students can attend BTVI for the land Institute of Technology and get their Bachelor's degree within 24 months which saves them a lot of money, informed Mark Seltzer, Director of Admissions for NETECH. It is a hands-on college with class sizes of less than 25 students. The college also has a long-standing agreement with the Lyford Cay Foundation which of fers scholarships and it also recognizes Ba hamas Ministry of Education scholarships. A $5000 scholarship is given by the col lege to each graduate from BTV I. Several of the colleges were partici pating in the Abaco College fair for the dents from Abaco though they have partici pated in college fairs in Nassau and Grand Bahama in previous years and have several Above: students consulting with a college representative. Please see College Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & Rehubbed Phone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and Aluminum Certied Propeller Repair Technician The ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022 Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee! Cherokee Food Fair ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICES Ocean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 students from those areas enrolled. Dur ham College, near Toronto, was not only foundland and Labrador, which offers over 100 programs, was also appearing for the students since it has the lowest tuition for any university in Canada. States require SAT results but one which does not is Flagler College, St Augustine, Florida. This is a small college in the old erage class sizes of 20 students. Although it does not require SAT scores it requires a minimum 3.0 GPA average. SAT scores are not required for any colleges or univer sities in Canada. Many of the colleges offer unique features. Fanshawe College, London, Can ada, boasts such a comprehensive campus macies etc. that one never even needs to leave. Any students graduating from this college are allowed to stay and work in Canada for three years. Some colleges, such as Southeastern option of spending a night in a dorm to get a feel for the college. Lincoln Culinary In stitute and College of Technology offers boot camps three times per year where stu dents can go and experience the college to The students certainly had a large choice of college and university person nel to visit and literature to pick up. They made the most of their time asking ques tions of the recruiters to receive as much information as possible in the time allowed and their comments upon leaving showed just how helpful they had found this Col lege Fair to be. School & Youth News College From Page 7 Largest group in CAPS history receives Honour Roll By Samantha Evans It was a proud day for the parents of those students who made the Honour Roll and beyond at Central Abaco Prima ry School for the 2012-2013 school year. The awards ceremony was held on Tues day November 5 at the school beginning at 7pm. The program was executed by some of the outstanding students including the deputy head girl Berneisha Davis. In attendance for this wonderful oc casion, and bringing remarks, was Super intendent Dr. Lenora Black who began by saying that there are moments in life when you celebrate the accomplishments of our students and this is one of those moments. She told the story of some parents of excel lence she has been encountering and stated that she knows that there are so many of more of them at this school. She spoke of her encounter with a former student earlier that day and how it made her so proud to see that student doing so well. She told parents that there are many students of excellence among these honourees who will one day give their teachers stories like this one to tell. She congratulated the 254 students who are being honoured, their parents, and the teachers who served them and laboured hard during the school year in question to help these students achieve such an honour today. She hopes that at next years cer emony that the number of honor students will double. The guest speaker for the evening was former student Naason Sands, Chef and Youth Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle Church. He spoke to the students about excellence, stating that it is a way of life. It should be seen in the way they dress, in their attitude and the way they play and in the classroom. Hence, he told the students that excellence, like heat, rises to the top. He gave the students four truths of excellence. Firstly, excellence is a journey not a destination. Therefore, Sands told them that they have to renew the way they think daily. Secondly, excellence inspires and uplifts. It leaves a clear path for others to follow. Thirdly, excellence never comes excellence is attainable. Sands encouraged them to get up and try again when they miss the mark because excellence never lets the dream die. He told the students that God special izes in making big endings out of small beginnings so they should not be so con cerned about how they started but how remarks, he was presented with a gift by Mistress of Ceremony Samantha V. Ev ans the schools Guidance Counselor. One hundred and forty-seven students were then presented with their Honour Roll Cer the history of this school. These students achieved a 3.0 to 3.49 made the Vice Principals List having achieved a 3.50 to 3.79, nineteen students received the Most Improved Award, twenty students received the Top Achiever Award (new award), and seventeen students made the Principals list who achieved a 3.80 to 4.0 Grade Point Average. The most outstanding students at each grade level are: Reniah Curry Grade 1, Faith Francis Grade 2, Lakelle Ambris ter Grade 3, Kaitlyn Francis Grade 4 and Selena Saunders Grade 5. The students on the Principals List are: Kaitlyn Francis, Niccara Major, Bernard Hield, Patrinique Huyler, Faith ID cards will grant student discounts By Samantha Evans Local photographer, Marcia Taylor, for students that provide them with dis counts to local stores on the island. Taylor stated that she believes that I.D. badges are a great way to identify students when they are on the school campus and in chase of an emergency. The card will also have other relevant information on it including the students date of birth, student number, grade and school. It will also have the names of all of the stores that provide discounts and emer gency contacts for the clinic, police and social services. The businesses that agreed to support this initiative by offering a 10% discount are: Abaco Computer Services, Abaco Hardware, Abaco Pizza, Nubian Styles, Muck-A-Mucks, Out Island Print ing and Taylors Photography. Taylor stated that more discounts will be added as she forms partnerships with more businesses. Schools interested in their students getting ID Cards can call Mrs. Taylor at 423-6797. Francis, Derisha Stuart, Joshua McPhee, Raquan Knowles, Meldeka Maynard, Reniah Curry, Tiana Bootle, Keyondre Swain, Calvin McIntosh, Shane Mitchell, Christopher Turnquest, Tamara Polycarpe, and Gary Guerrier. Community Partners were also ac knowledged for supporting the school in various ways. They are: Voice of Deliver ance, Lovely Reckley, Change Ministries, Miracle Church of God, Lovelys Delight, Shannon Albury, Sherry Rolle, Linda Mills, Abaco Battery and Tire, Audras Touch and Commonwealth Bank. The coordinator of this event was Teacher of the Year Mrs. Kayla Wallace.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Beautiful Wall Maps of the Bahamas, Caribbean, Coastal Florida & More!www.IslandMapStore.comPhone: 239-963-3497Island Map Store Palm Cottage MERRY CHRISTMAS Palm Cottage & Wood you have merged together to serve you better To anyone who brings in a NEW Unwrapped Toy Between Nov 30 Dec 14 15% DiscountStore Hours: Mon & Tues 10am to 5pm, Closed Wednesday urs & Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 2pmDon MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Phone: 367-2300We sell Unnished Furniture for every room in the house, Fully Upholstered & Rattan/Wicker Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Lamps, Rugs, Candles, Home Accessories and, Nautical Decor for the home and Christmas tree. School & Youth News By Lee Pinder Cherokee Primary held a mini-fair and fun day on October 26. Parents and friends all pitched in to help by preparing casseroles and sweets to sell. They raised $1,150 for the school. These funds will be used for new playground equipment. The P.T.A. would like to thank all those who donated and supported them. Visitors came from other settlements to join in the fun and the older children enjoyed themselves swimming and sailing in the small Opti, and the larger Laser, sail boats. Cherokee folks love having a day out at the beach and long dock. It is a chance to visit with their neighbours and the little ones never tire of snorkeling by While the second-home owners and snowbird visitors are beginning to feel the bight of winter cold and wind, we should all be thankful we live in paradise. The tide was up and the temperature a warm of those perfect days. Mini-Fair and Fun Day held for Cherokee School Above: children playing in Cherokee Sound on October 26 during the PTA fundraiser. On Tuesday, November 12, The Rotary Club of Abaco hosted Rotary Dis trict Governor Jeremy Hurst. Mr. Hurst is Governor of District 7020 which includes gin Islands and other Caribbean nations. Also on hand that evening were members of the newly formed Rotaract Club and other guests. The evening event was held at Abaco meal was served as the District Governor addressed Club President Desmond Bootle and the rest of the congregation. He high lighted the importance of engaging Rotary to bring about positive change in the com munity and worldwide. Immediate Past President of the Ab aco Rotary Club, Dwayne Wallas, was awarded a Presidential Citation for an outstanding job leading the Club to pursue Peace through Service. The award came as a pleasant surprise, validating the hard work of the Club. The Rotaract Club, a youth arm of the Rotary Club, was also the recipient of an award from the District. Troy Seymour, Rotaract President, was on hand to accept a cheque for $2,600 that will go towards the clubs service project, Project HELP. Project HELP focuses on helping the el derly of the community. Rotaract members go into homes and do care-work. The evening was wrapped up with a memorating the District Governors visit. Lifestyles Abaco Rotary Club hosts District Governor Above: DG Jeremy Hurst presents the newly formed Rotaract CLub with a Service Project Grant. Left to right: Abaco Rotary President Desmond Bootle, DG Hurst, Rotaract Presi dent Troy Seymour, Rotarian Jo-Ann Bradley and Rotarian Andrew Sands.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 HOPE TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL TO RUN FERRYS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT, LEAVING MARSH HARBOUR AT 6:30 RETURNING 11:30. $15.00 Round Trip CALL ALBURYS FERRY FOR DETAILS. Artist Highlight A 'Crafty' Couple Star Crafts By Jennifer Hudson Leo Bethel, since retiring from his full time job three years ago, has discov ered that he has quite a talent for 'craft ing.' His wife, Renee, who still works full time as a secretary / art teacher at Agape Christian School, and who shares his love of crafting, says that she has always been naturally artistic. Leo found himself "Doing things I had to do rather than things I wanted to do." This did not sit well with him and he decided that he wanted a hobby to make his time ration from craftsman Roddy Pinder of Spanish Wells who got him interested in pen making. Leo purchased a DVD which he watched several times and, through trial and error, he has now succeeded in per fecting the craft. down to one and a half to two hours. He turns these pens on a lathe and then shapes them using gouges, skews and other tools. Finally he polishes them with special pol ishes to form lovely works of art. So far he has been making only pens using acrylic and wood blanks then add ing the mechanical parts but he has now also added propelling pencils which he also sells in sets, plus darts sets. What starts out as an acrylic or wood blank is turned into a beautiful writing implement. The pens are made in a variety of very interesting and beautiful woods such as Olive Wood, Bethlehem, Mahogany, Cocobolo, Zebra Wood, Purple Heart, Redwood and Spaulted Tamarind and also a large selection of very attractive acryl ics in all colours and patterns. Both Leo and Rene make these writing implements, sometimes individually but sometimes as a joint effort. "We sell many twist action pens but our most popular model has a bolt action," says Mr. Bethel. Rene also turns her hand to a large variety of other crafts which include wood native parrots either by painting or wood burning, and mosaic plaques and mirrors made with sea glass. Now that Leo has perfected the craft of his pen and pencil making and has amassed quite a varied collection he is now looking for another fun and exciting way in the New Year he plans to begin making non-motorized model airplanes from these Coca-Cola cans. Both Leo and Rene say how much they enjoy making all of their crafts. So far they have been selling just by wordof-mouth but they are now looking to ex pand their outlets by entering various craft shows. On November 29 they will be ex the Hope Town Harbour Lodge Arts and Craft show then on December 21 they will be at Petes Pub at Little Harbour for the of January at the Bahamas National Trust Art for the Parks annual show at the Ab aco Beach Resort. Their enterprise is called Star Crafts and Leo and Rene Bethel can be contact ed at telephone 366 2802 or by e-mail at bps39 and holding@yahoo.com or hands off_07@hotmail. com. Above: Leo and Rene Bethel working in their shop. Their budding business, Star Crafts, will be displaying their work in some upcoming art shows.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Together, our Directors, Management, and Sta, send you the Warmest Wishes for this Christmas Season, and Hope your New Year is Sunny and Bright! Rejoice in the Spirit of Christmas which is Peace The Miracle of Christmas which is Hope and The Heart of Christmas which is Love

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Pre-K through Grade 6Small Class Sizes & Individualized In struction shelly.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademyAbaco.com 242-367-2780 shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com Welcomes Royal Harbour Village Suite 102A Marsh Harbour, Abaco (Next to Abaco Gold)Dr. Kristen Darville Pedodontist Specialising in Childrens Dentistry Dr. Ricardo Crawford: General Dentist Dental Implants, Crowns, Restorations, Extractions, Partials & Dentures Giselle Knowles: Dental Hygienist Ph: 242-367-0164 E-mail: AbacoDentalAssociates@gmail.com Creters Bulldogs celebrate championship win with fans By Canishka Alexander Following their historic win at the Bahamas Softball Federation's (BSF) National Round-Robin Tournament last month, the Creters Bulldogs organized a grand celebration on Nov. 16 at the Mur phy Town Ball Field inviting fans on Aba co to celebrate with them. Leading up to the event, T-shirts were sold ensuring that all supporters were well represented in their Bulldogs attire. Free food, drinks and entertainment were provided, and a recap of the championship game was shown on the big screen for ev eryone to enjoy. After 32 years of playing in the soft ball league, the Bulldogs captured the win ning title as The Bahamas National Soft ball Champions on Nov. 3. A delegation of Bahamas Softball event. In attendance were: Burket Dorsett, BSF president; Clifford Butch Scavella, dience and congratulated the Bulldogs on their win. All I can tell them is keep up the good work; next year we just have work to do, he admonished. Certainly, Bulldogs Pitcher Lyle Sawyer is familiar with hard work, and is known to train every day. During the championships, he struck out some of the nations best players when the Bulldogs defeated New Providences Arnettes Sporting Lounge Hitmen 4 -0 in the bronze medal game led by Pitcher in the Round Robin to face Edney The Heat Bethel and the Elnet Excel Elimina tors from Grand Bahama. This game proved to be more chal lenging, but the Bulldogs toppled the Elim inators: 5-3. Lyle struck out 11 players in that game, and earned the Most Valuable Player award. Lyles grandmother Pauline Sawyer was most excited as the Bulldogs No.1 Fan. grandchild, and he went to Nassau and brought it back to Abaco, she boasted. BSF President Burket Dorsett said that any of the six mens softball teams could have won the national championship title, but the Bulldogs just had that extra Sports edge in their game. Dorsett said he was pleased that the championship was able to return to one of the Family Islands. We dont have anything against the New Providence based teams, but it shows the level of improvement in play in The Family Islands, Dorsett explained. Let me just say here that based on what we have seen in the Nationals, theres a pos sibility that three or four players from the Creters Bulldogs would be invited out to the National Team practice and try out for inclusion in the National Team that will be travelling to Argentina in April of next year. The good news didnt end there. During the 2014 Round Robin Tour nament, the Creters Bulldogs will be pre sented with their National Championship rings, and the BSF is looking to host the tournament on Abaco. In his remarks, Clifford Butch Scavella reminded the Bulldogs that all teams would be gunning for them next year. One of the hardest things to do is to stay at the top, and right now the Bull dogs are No. 1 in The Bahamas, Scav ella cheered. Youve got to work, and I encourage Creter [Christopher Roberts] and the Bulldogs to continue to work hard. I am so impressed with Lyle, and I remem ber in my 20s I was able to throw the ball as hard as he can, so I simply want to en courage him to keep on going. Perhaps he is the future for The Ba hamas Softball National Team, so that we can come to be in one, two or three again. So Bulldogs, go for it and congratulations Abaco. Christopher Creter Roberts made a special presentation of the championship game ball to Lyle for his hard work over the years. ment on Nov. 3. Listed as the 2013 Bahamas Softball Champions are Creters Bulldogs players: Andrew Albury; Dillon Albury; Grant Albury; Kaleb Albury; Michael Albury; Jarrod Douglas; Mark Douglas; Willard Gardiner; Alton Janes; Nathaniel Malone; Haziel McDonald; Darren Rogers; Ty ler Russell; Lyle Sawyer; Fred Sweet ing; Brandon Weatherford; and William Weatherford.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Sports Press Release Abaco Swim Club (ASC) travelled with 5 club swimmers to meets in Novem ber. The swimmers were: Joshua Wong, Jewel Pinder, Maddox Pinder, Brayden Dam and MacKenzie Dam. Nov 1 2. The Barracuda Family Guard ian Invitational was an exciting meet that saw high points and broken records. 8-andunder competitor, Braden Dam, broke both the 50M breaststroke with 44.31 and the 100M breaststroke with 1:45.53 Jewel Pinder won high point trophy Abaco Swim Club dominates during November swim meets for her age group, 9-10 girls. In the 8-andunder boys it was a clean sweep. Brayden Dam took 1st and Maddox Pinder took 2nd. Joshua Wong swam personal bests events. MacKenzie Dam swam all personal bests and conquered the challenging 200M ASC attended the 14th Annual North ern Bahamas Short Course Jr Swimming Championship in Grand Bahama on Nov 16. 13 swimmers attended this one-day meet. It was an early start for the swim mers from Man-O-War, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. Many of the new swim The youngest and newest on the team, Frye McCoy, successfully swam all Many came home with trophies: 3rd 9-10 girls: Taylor Albury All swimmers had personal bests and placed well overall. 4th 9-10: Roman Pinder 4th 9-10: Katie Sands 16th 9-10: Lilly Albury 3rd 13 & Over girls: Camille Albury Above left to right: Joshua Wong, Brayden Dam, Maddox Pinder, Jewel Pinder, & Mack enzie Dam at the Barracuda Family Guardian Invitational Meet. Left: Brayden Dam who broke two national records. Right: Maddox Pinder who took second in the 8-and-Under Boys. Successful Kayak Challenge held on schedule despite high winds By Mirella Santillo The third Kayak Challenge, a fund raising event for the Abaco Cancer Soci ety and Friends of the Environment, was business sponsorship over last year. Helen Jacobs was the lucky winner (considering by Lightbourn Marine. The event took place, as scheduled, on November 9 in spite of heavy morning showers and strong winds. the forty participants assembled at Petes Pub in Little Harbour, enthusiastically ready to cover the seven miles stretch around the Bight of Old Robinson. People undertaking the challenge were kayakers and paddle-boarders. The route had been changed because strong east winds made it dangerous to get by one of the organizers, Adam Lawrence, the boat captains and their mates, as well as the paddle-boarders, were driven by trucks to the beach where the kayaks had already been assembled. The paddle-boarders left Please see Kayak Page 17

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Lightbourn followed a few minutes later, but they stopped at the paddle-boarders departure site. Three daring sportsmen, Matthew McCoy, Christopher Higgs and Luke Al len, decided to brave the rough seas around the point and kayaked all the way back to Petes Pub. Marjolein Scott, another of the orga nizers and a participant, said that although shorter than last year, the distance was more challenging because of the weather. The event was organized by mem bers of both organizations, which included Kristin Williams, Cha Boyce, Sarah Fair and Ruth Albury all with Friends of the Environment. Heather Moore was the co ordinator for Petes Pub. Marina Gottlieb Book Signing for another close-by area, but the kayak ers took off at around 10:30 am, eventually separating to go left and around the creek. participants had been welcomed by some of the organizers and volunteers who helped them register, reminding them that they could either pay $25.00 with the un derstanding that they would raise $100.00 in pledges or pay the $100.00 in advance. With their contribution they received a complimentary T-Shirt decorated by artist Marjolein Scott. Supporters who wanted to contribute could buy Tshirts and caps for $20.00 as well as mugs with the Friends of The Environment logo for $25.00. Sports Kayak From Page 16 In the meantime, people kept arriving to Petes Pub where free Bloody Maries could be had. They socialized around the bar and on the upper deck while waiting for the return of the athletes. were two visitors, Sue Bourke and Mary Jane OHair, who, they said, had little ex perience in kayaking. They arrived at the departure point at 1:00 pm. They were among the six people who completed the entire course. The other four individual kayakers to return to the starting point were Adam Lawrence, Dr. Buddy Wiles from Virgin ia, Marjolein Scott and James Richard Herminette Jean Noel also returned at 1:00 pm. Anna Albury and Amanda Above: Matthew McCoy, Christopher Higgs and Luke Allen, who decided to brave the Treasure Cay Announces New Format for June Competition Press Release ment (TCBT) announces a new date and format for its 31st Annual tournament, June 25-29, 2014. Held at Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an optional Family Fun Day, Kettle of Fish Tournament and Rock the Dock Party on Sunday. Stephen Kappeler, General Man ager, said, We took into consideration that some tournament participants may like to depart on Sunday to return to work on Monday. Plus, scheduling the event after school is out will make it easier for partici pants to include their families. value and social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the nament also offers social parties, dinners and fun competitions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a mini mum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2014. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes. the Bahamas, Treasure Cay is known for grander-size record-breaking marlin, large cus of the TCBT, the tournament includes Fun Fish Division awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. The Fun Fish Division offers an optional payout rivaling top prizes of by the participants own digital and/or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken. The TCBT is open to the public and center con soles over 30 feet are welcome. In addition to its great food and fam ily social events, the TCBT also raises funds for the children of the Treasure Cay Primary School. Registration for up to six team mem bers, including boat entry, cash prize eligibility, dinners, cocktail parties, team goody bag and room discounts is only $2,950 per team and can be made online at www.treasurecay.com.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: SOLD!!! 3/4 acre beachfront lot at Bight O Bay.. NEW!!! 6,100 sq.ft. lot just 30 from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Power and water. $250,000.00. Great Opportunity! Price Reduction! Twin Palms oers two immaculate attached furnished waterfront townhouses on the Sea of Abaco. Each side mirrors the other with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A/C throughout. Internet and satellite. 2 Kayaks. Mini putts. Newly built 60 dock accommodates 42 boat. .537 acres. Reduced from $1.65m to $1.45.. JUST REDUCED!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $55,000.00. UNDER CONTRACT!!! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Just reduced from B$85,000 to B $59,000.00. NEW!!! 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. NEW!!! Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. PRICE REDUCTION!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$169,900.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00.Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close PUBLIC NOTICERe: SUNKEN AND DERELICT-ABANDONED VESSELS IN MARSH HABOUR, HARBOUR AND SURROUNDING CAYS Notice is hereby given to all owners, caretaker, or operators of vessels sunk or abandoned in Marsh Harbour, Harbour or the surrounding Cays to have them removed within fourteen (14) Days. Failure to do so will result in the Port Department removing same at the owners expense. PORT DEPARTMENT P.O. Box AB-20922 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242) 367-0038/2934 Fax: (242) 367-0041 Mr. Fred Parker age 61 years of Treasure Cay, Abaco died in Treasure Cay, Abaco on Sat urday, October 5th, 2013. He is sur vived by his Wife: Nelrose Parker; Chil dren: Bruno and Ginger Parker, Jevaughn & Rico Toote, and Rossanna Parker; Grandchildren: Quishawn Parker, Tayari Ramsay. Jordan Parker and Aletheia Bal four; Brothers: Daniel, Oswald Sr., Calm an, Elton, Cedric, Eric, Wayne, Calvin (Elvern); Sister: Mary Jane Cooper, Doris Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ansula D. McDon ald 49, of Murphy Town, Abaco, died at PMH on 30th Sept. 2012. She is sur vived by her husband: Gary McDond; 4 daughters: Ariel, Brittany, An iska & Leshan; 6 brothers: Sean, Shane, Mario, Kenneth, Alex & Shawn; 2 sisters: Janet & Charmaine & a host of other rela Remembering Family and Friends tives & friends. Funeral Service for Mr. Edy son Blend ers Davis age 63 years, Resident of Moores Is land Abaco, was held on Saturday November 16th 2013, at 11am, at Greater Bethels Native Baptist Church, Pastor Preston Knowles, assisted by Pas tor Anthony Williams, Interment followed at the Public Cemetery, Moores Island Abaco. Cherished memories will linger a life time in the hearts of his wife, Rosamae Da vis, three (3) daughters, Dianne, Darlene & Driscol Davis, two (2) sons, Edison Davis Jr., & Demollar Davis (pre-deceased), sev en (7) grand-children, Tristian Knowles, Taj Rolle, Twanesha Lightbourne, Amari Russell, Pedria Burrows, Sasha & Shania Davis, parents, Leonie Davis & Laban Da vis (pre-deceased), three (3) sisters, Violet Hield, Rozena Swain & Mispah Davis, one (1) daughter-in-law, Merlinda Davis, three (3) brothers-in-law, Rodney, Weldon & Ollie Davis, eight (8) sisters-in-law, Sylvia Outten, Ludeen McDonald, Tarsha Wal lace, Eloise Wells (pre-deceased), Shanell Gierzewski, Sonamae, Julie & Molly Da vis, six (6) brothers-in-law, Joshua & Peter Swain, Lavardo Wallace, Andrew Gierze wski, Thomas Hield & Clarence Outten, two (2) aunts, Edith Clarke & Jennie Stu art (pre-deceased), one (1) uncle, Edward (21) nephews and many other relatives & friends. A memo rial service to honour and celebrate the life of Jea nette Louise Higgs (ne Lowe) will be held on De cember 25, 2013 in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Jeanette would often recite her trea sured memories of Marsh Harbour and the summer she spent there as a young girl. Following an extended illness, Jea nette passed away peacefully on November 20, 2013 at West Hills Hospital in the San Fernando Valley, California, where she had resided for the past 40 years; she was 82 years old. Jeanette is survived by her three daughters: Daphne Louise Lombardo, Syl via Mary Russell, and Susan Jeanette Gou Lauren Knowles, Michelle Russell, and Tyler and Karen Goulet; two great-grand daughters: Sierra and Eden Cartwright; her sister: Lassie Bullington; niece: Nancy Bingaman; sons-in-law: Anthony Lom bardo and Larry Russell; grandsons-inlaw: Andrew Cartwright and Desmond Knowles as well as her extended family in the Bahamas and abroad. The family is deeply grateful for your prayers and encouragement for Jeanette during her last illness. Dar lene Patri cia Sawyer was born on August 17th, 1952 in Chero keee Sound, Abaco to Le land and Eula Roberts. Mr. Leland was a familiar mail boat Captain for a number of years who met and mar ried Ms. Eula Sands from Man-O-War Cay and brought her back to his home in Cherokee Sound. They had seven children in all, four girls (one was lost in childbirth) and three boys. Darlene left school at 14 and was a great help to her mother who taught her the basics of being a good wife and home maker and she soon married her child hood sweetheart Daniel Sawyer when she reached 16 years of age (who developed throat cancer and preceded her in death by nearly two years almost to the day). The union never produced any children, but they were both well loved by their neph ews and nieces, whom they treated as if they were their own and did all they could to assist in their up-bringing. A little over ten years ago she and Daniel were afforded the opportunity of adopting a little girl named Tyler who brought purpose and additional love into their lives. Sadly she has now lost them both, but hopefully will carry along what they taught her as she continues her jour ney through life. I know she will miss them both. For a short time in the mid-1980s they ran the Cherokee Auto and Boat Ha ven, and even ventured into a restaurant in Cherokee called Dans Place. But Dan Please see Obits Page 19

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 soon returned to repairing automobiles which he enjoyed and worked at Franks place behind the Shell Gas Station in Marsh Harbour for many years. Darlene focused her efforts on her family and community and was always ready to assist whenever and wherever she was needed. As a good cook, as many Cherokee women are, she always had something cooking on the stove when out-of-towners dropped by for a visit. Somewhere along the way, both their lives changed and they found God. Daniel became an Assistant Pastor in the local Assemblies of God Church working with the church members and the mens visiting ministry group and Darlene took over the womens ministry group arranging various functions for them to become involved in. She must have read her Bible every day because many at tested to the fact they she could quote chap ter and verse of many scriptures by heart. She worked hard at anything she did and continued this work ethic, right up the time when she became too ill to continue in late June of this year. At that time her family and friends days. She died at home in her own bed on October 13, 2013. She leaves behind two two brothers, Freeman and Audley Rob erts. A third brother Elvis predeceased her by just a little over two months. She also leaves behind a host of other family mem bers and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Remembering Family and Friends Obits From Page 18 Ruth Kenyon was an early vi sionary of Abacos poten tial when she Hope Town in 1954. She was a founding member of New Hope on Elbow Cay, later renamed the Elbow Cay Club. She was lat er instrumental in the founding of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and a pioneer in the successful Abaco Inn. Her presence was warmly remem bered at a memorial gathering in her mem ory at the Abaco Inn in the afternoon of November 23, 2013. Hotel and restaurant staff who grew up under her leadership spoke of the training they received on serv ing guests. Waitresses at many area res staff by the precise but informal service they gave. Ruth Kenyon Traughton passed away on June 2, 2013, in South Africa where she moved in later life with her husband Jere my. Her ashes were scattered in the waters off the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and the Abaco Inn where she spent so many enjoy able days. Her legacy continues with family and friends perpetuating her goodwill through out the area. Lifestyles By Keora Archer On Oct. 29, the Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated Founders Day at Leannies Restaurant in the tranquil settlement of Crossing Rocks. Pilots and their guests came from near and far to recognize the beginnings of this outstanding organi zation. This grand event was hosted by Membership Coordinator, Lauren Riviere. During the Founders Day Pro gramme, Pilot members recited the Pilot Pledge, the Founders Day Proclamation was read and the Pilot October birth day celebrants were recognized before a scrumptious meal was served. The night climaxed with the First Pilot and Anchor History Trivia Competition. The brave and courageous competi tors were Pilot Gwen Sawyer, Pilot Keora Archer, Pilot Stacey Dean, and Pilot Pres ident Christine Lightbourne. After four challenging and exciting rounds of Pilot and Anchor History questions, the judges Pilot Augustine Williams, Pilot Charlamae Fernander, and Head Judge Pilot Carlene Farquharson announced Pilot Keora Ar cher as the champion of the Trivia Com petition. Pilot International recognizes Oct. 18 as Founders Day, in honour and memory of Elizabeth Leonard of Macon, Georgia, who on Oct. 18, 1921, together with 40 other local leaders established this dynamic ganizations mission is to further Pilot In ternationals humanitarian efforts by chari table, educational and research programs, through friendship and service. Pilot Club of Abaco celebrates Founders Day Above: Pilot Club of Abaco members celebrated Founder's Day on Oct. 29 in honour of Elizabeth Leonard and 40 other leaders who founded the dynamic club in Macon, Ga.on Oct. 18, 1921.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Across 3. Fast shark 5. Florida an example of this; land surrounded by three sides 9. very important and timely. 12. Four of these are found on a car 13. US holiday celebrated with turkey 15. Locomotive 16. Largest Bahamian island 18. Aquatic jewelry 21. Landmass surrounded by water 22. Communication by dots and dashes 25. Newly renovated Cherokee church. 26. Relaxing stretch of sand 29. Less than an hour more than a second. 30. Creative espression 33. Inky mollusc 35. Lighthouses put an end to this once-common Bahamian industry 37. Bahamian geography 39. A fruit and a colour 40. Power from the Sun. 43. Necessary to mail a letter 45. This Loyalist recaptured The Bahamas in 1783 46. A constricting snake and a fashion piece 47. Reptile found in Exuma. 48. Famous Joyce novel. Down 1. Queen of Bahamian cuisine 2. Pilots a ship 4. Formerly Como, highest point in Bahamas 7. These Bulldogs just won the National Softball Tournament. 8. A festival celebrates this Bahmian produce 10. A colour; a branch of military. 11. National bird 14. famous plumber 17. Christmas Saint 19. This animal Never forgets 20. large body of fresh water. 23. These fossils are found in Abaco blue holes 24. When Toters come to your party, they usually bring this. 26. John, Paul, George and Ringo 27. Largest rodent in the world. 28. This stone helped unlock ancient languages 31. He could Teach you something about pirates 32. Stringy old Bahamian industry 34. Remnants of a meteor strike. 36. This underwater Bimini feature is said to be proof of Atlantis 38. Holds boats in one place 41. Pig onomatopoeia 42. Closest star 44. Famous for swimming in The Bahamas As an apology to our avid crossword enthusiasts, here is a JUMBO puzzle to make up for the mistake from last issue. Enjoy, and thanks for reading The Abaconian

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 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 Abaco Glass Company Window Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and Replaced Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! 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! 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 Abaco Judo Club takes top medal count in international competition Press Release Abaco Judo Club stunned the entire Caribbean Region by winning 4 GOLD, 2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE and TOP ATH LETE at the XIII Barbados International Invitational tournament on November 23rd in Bridgetown, Barbados. This tournament is the premier Carib bean event and attracted over 100 of the region. Abaco sent four of its top under-18 year olds to represent The Bahamas and these young men were exceptional repre sentatives for The Bahamas and Abaco. Winning at this tournament was very important because the International Judo Federation (IJF) now demands that only national champions (all four Abaco gional medalists are allowed to compete at the Continental level events stated Sensei Albert Lill. so good in practice that I entered him in his correct weight division AND the next higher weight group. He won silver in his proper division and then wiped out 4 top the GOLD in the heavier group, enthused Sensei. Desmondo Bootle faced the tough opponents in a reverse/inverse arm bar forcing his opponent to tap out and defeat combination of attack sequences and then a vicious throw said Head Coach Parotti. Jonathan Strachan won SILVER in his weight category and was chosen to international tournament and gained the instant respect of all his peers and their Sports coaches. Desmond Bootle fought several tough matches and prevailed for GOLD with a great match over Guyana. Abaco Judo Club easily won the most gold medals and total medal count of all teams, and together with their older team members from Nassau, propelled The Ba hamas to Third overall medal count even though other countries had twice to three The Club would like to shout out a huge thank you to everyone who supported the team. While all coaches and Sensei pay their own way and volunteer all their time, sending Abacos youth to interna tional events would not be possible without the communitys most generous contribu tions. By Timothy Roberts In week two of the Abaco Youth Football Associations (AYFA) Flag Foot ball Season there was great excitement and Flag Football Week Two competition with all teams playing at the 16. Please see Football Page 23

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 2423673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get Results Advertise with a Classified PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Central Pines 2,000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, home for sale on big corner lot. Well only. Call 475-8475 Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious in quiries only! Casuarina Point, south Abaco, 2 bed, 1 bath house, one minute walk from the beach. Wa ter & elec included. Only $800 p/m. Call Mr. Wheeler at 376-6447, 225-2344 or 475-7116 Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,000/mon. Ph. 225-3211 Great Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath, turn key access to sea. $2200/month. Call 554-9872 Guana Executive Rental, 2 bedroom, fully quipped and furnished. $1300, includes cable. Call 904-982-2762 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. RE DUCED to $279,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Scotland Cay, Abacos Private Island. Mag home, 1 acre on the Abaco Sea, private dock, beautifully furnished, 3 golf carts, 45kw die sel generator, landing rights on pvt runway, available. Also available, beautiful lot and boat slip in the pvt marina, by owner 561-254-8648 planesystems@gmail.com SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Parker 2501 center console, Volvo Penta 5.7L V8 inboard/outboard, well maintained, good working order. $25,000 OBO 365-6237, 365-6235 Evinrude Re-Power Orphans, Two Evinrude Direct Injection 175hp. 250+/hours on each. One owner, perfectly maintained. Excellent & frugal operating. $5,850 ea. Jimmy at Roberts Marine (242) 375-8758 29 2009 lightning built by formula boat, with twin 250 Yamaha, Gamin GPS, sound system very loud, fast and very dry off shore boat, price $47,600. Call 577-6434 31 Tiara, 1990, Duty paid. Tuna tower. Needs engine wk. $10k obo. Truman major HT (242) 366-0101. Peggy FL (561) 789-3996 Abaco Powerline Construction Co. Special izes in: overhead & underground power line construction, bucket truck & truck rentals, drill holes, tree trimming & more. Call 475-2905 or email: dalepmills@hotmail.com GMC Flat Bed Crane, all in working order. Offers call 242-554-8663 2000 Ford F350, 4x4 extended 4 door cab, power/stroke diesel, one very careful owner from new, seat covers from new, service his tory, immaculate throut, new tyres, drive as brand new, no knocks or rattles! $23,500 2002 Mercedez Benz, leather interior, A/C. Call 357-6751 Change Preparatory School is seeking a Nurs ery Caregiver. Interested persons can contact the school at 367-2973 Frigidaire 20.6 cubic foot upright freezer, Energy Star compliant, frost free, digital con trol, almost new $995. Call David 577-0263 Over/Under 12 Gauge Shotgun, $500 OBO. Please call 359-6978 In Senior Division competition the games were hotly contested and AYFA ral season. taking an early lead, the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs held off the Man-O-War Ma kos winning by a touchdown 28 to 20. In the wildly competitive second game the Wildhawgs and Green Turtle Cay Falcons battled in a close game which was forced into overtime. The Wildhawgs defense held and Bailey McBride hit on a deep pass to Kale Pinder to secure the OT win. In the third senior division game the Falcons pulled ahead of the Makos and took the game by two touchdowns with a score of 29 to 14. In the Junior Division the Wildhawgs faced off against the Makos and taking a ished the game 33-13. In the second game for the Juniors the Falcons took an early lead and did not look back leaving the Wildhawgs behind by ten 40. Juniors the Falcons again held an impres sive lead and defeated the Makos 48 to 19. Sports Football From Page 22

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December 1, 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 23 December 1st, 2013 TSA requiring full-body pat downs, early arriv als at Marsh Harbour Airport, page 5 By Timothy Roberts With the ongoing economic pressures faced by The Bahamas and in Abaco itself it is important to be careful to make every effort to not add any extra negative forces to an already struggling tourism industry. Among the many attractions offered by Abacos tourism product one of the the island to one of the top cruising destina bours across Abaco have maintained their charm and beauty one in particular has seen better days. Marsh Harbours harbour has certainly seen its fair share of issues in recent and damaged docks. damaged fourteen years ago in Hurricane Floyd. Yet many remain unrepaired or un removed until today giving the harbour a hood. Marsh Harbour requires cleanup, Port Dept. issues notices Above: a derelict dock in Marsh Harbours harbour. Many local businessmen fear the appearance of the harbour and town is discour aging visitors from returning. Please see Harbour Page 5 Winding Bay property Marriot and Ritz, page 17. Green Turtle Cay burns Guys The local club earned 4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze and Top Athelete. Left to right: Desmond Bootle, Jonathan Strachan, Desmondo Bootle, Dre Hall, Sensei Lill. See Section B Page 22.Abaco Judo Club stuns regionIsland Bakery keeps things fresh despite 30plus years of service, page 17. The Bahamas Electric ity Corporation had during November resulting in several blackouts, page 5

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com The Cays Guys burned on Green Turtle CayBy Mirella Santillo anchored custom in the English tradition. On Abaco it is celebrated mostly on the Loyalists founded settlements. This year, the residents of Green Turtle Cay held the event on November 9. The celebration took place on the bason display. The event, moderated by Karen Mc food, games and music. judged by popular votes and by a panel of three judges, a visitor, Yota Aguilar of Tourism, Dushinka Roberts and Kendy After the last of the hat games parpetition. only role of Karen McIntosh, she managed to feed the assembly small bits of history She explained that after he had been arKing James I, happy to be alive, made a Royal Decree stating that the burning of dition. ed in England on November 5, the date of Among the creations on display at dren, a baby, Bambam, a Guy named Tommy, a scary Guy called Burn Me, guy protesting on the upcoming VAT Tax, among others. Cheers and applause accom Mrs. McIntosh a dedicated organizer of the Green Turtle Cay Island Root Fes tival, took advantage of the break to an the festival and that the proceeds of the of putting it together. In the junior category, Love Bot placed In the adult category, Uncle Leon, yers No VAT.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Island-wide power outages explainedBy Timothy Roberts The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) explains that a line fault in one ber 19, 20 and 25. said that the outages that spanned the eve ning of November 19 through to almost mid-day in some places on November 20 Abaco feeder. While BEC reported customers south of the Wilson City experienced numerous short outages throughout the night. Ms. Ingraham explained that the is re-closer recognizes a fault it is supposed If someone had called after it had to prevent it from happening further, she system itself because after three times it is it kept happening; possibly more than She said that technicians found that they are also investigating the cause of the initial fault in the south Abaco feeder and hope to prevent it from happening again. Again on November 25 Abaco ex problems on the distribution system related line. fully restored at 12:56pm. a result of a fault on the South Abaco FeedAdditionally, North Abaco experiit was a failure of the system itself... due to a glitch it kept happening; possibly more than twenty times. TSA regulations ensure tightened security at Marsh Harbour Airport Last month, the Department of Civil Aviation on Abaco announced that passen gers must arrive early to satisfy the Trans portation Security Administrations (TSA) part on time at the Marsh Harbour Interna tional Airport. airlines are also subject to the regulations in addition to ensuring that their premises restrict passengers access to secured ar eas. To tighten security at the Marsh Harbour International Airport, fencing has been placed around the perimeter of the The Transportation Security Admin istration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the security of the traveling public in the United States.Harbour From Page 1 According to the head of Abacos ers on notice to remove the sunken vessels ceived funds and approval to remove a sunken sailboat and an old barge from the Businessmen in Marsh Harbour believe this eyesore has discouraged some regular boaters from returning. One businessman said that the destination is expen sive and visitors need to feel they are at least getting value for their dollar. Committee has noted and is seeking to take action as the clutter of derelict vehicles can be seen in numerous areas throughout Marsh Harbour and most particularly on Yvonne Key, Chairperson of the ing to have these vehicles removed in conCouncil and they are expected to be taken ber. Mrs. Key also noted that the Com mittee sent a letter to the Department of Environmental Health Services six months ago concerning four empty houses to be Estates has been removed so far.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 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 New airport fees to be replacedBy Timothy Roberts Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe and increased aviation fees may be an ac ceptable position for all sides as the government anticipates a greater return from air arrivals. make sure that the airlift numbers increase. but that rate has to be predicated on your return. ism industry players and the Government in July the Airlines for America coalition, Blue, Delta and American Airlines, along members may be forced to reconsider their service levels to the Bahamas if the paid to Customs by commercial and private fee for processing forms by Customs, and possibility of adjusting or replacing the ex airlines, the Bahamas Hotel Association. Central & All Abaco All the stakeholders have been sitting and talking. I think thats an acceptable posi Wilchcombe. these changes in order to have the airlift and inventory in place so that the country to be running behind those other countries, be in the game as the economy begins to turn, he said. Everything that happens in America ed by it, but more particularly the United States and the eastern seaboard. We have over the last 10 years depended heavily on the airlines. terminal opening in JanuaryBy Timothy Roberts Despite pessimism and rumors to the contrary, the Marsh Harbour International by January 2014 according to an airport of ments to the Airport Authority Act in late October Minister of Transport and Avia tion, Glenys Hanna-Martin, said that the indicated that the opening is expected to happen in January. In the meantime some minor renovations are taking place at the old terminal including the painting of ticket counters and Magistrate hosts appreciation luncheonBy Jennifer Hudson More than 20 members of the Juve Court attended an appreciation luncheon hosted by Magistrate Ancella Evans-Wil liams in the conference room of the of Above: the Magistrate and Junior Panel. everyone, thanking them for all the hard to serve on the juvenile panel. As an ice breaker she then asked each person to in troduce themselves. life ranging from business people and re tired persons to ministers of religion. While have served for 10 years or more. These persons are selected by Cabinet based upon certain criteria and serve on the panel on a rotation basis under the chairmanship of the Magistrate. Please see Magistrate Page 20

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December 1, 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 Double recommitment service surprises Fox Town Nestled in the northern end of the Fox cated the ministry on Friday, November 15. his sight but still able to build the church. of integrity and perseverance, he pushed life that is pleasing to God. ministry is building in the lives of many touched the lives of this generation. Being a part of this community herself, she realizes that she is the person she is today is because of a praying grandmoth North Abaco is manifested in her. Over the 17 years of brought to a place of divine deliverance. Without delay the guest speaker, dedicate is to refocus and revisit the vision despite the challenges. As the Spirit of God manifested in the small cathedral, clothed Brickell spoke into the lives of those in at tendance. A young lady in the hall gave ing talent and blessed those in attendance As senior pastor of the Open Door thanks to God for everything and he did had helped in the completion of the build ing, such as Minister Florence McIntosh, Anglican Church, Bengy Thompson, Al Intosh, Charlese Laing, Jeffery and BrothOn Sunday, November 17 the com community. In a surprising celebration and act of Christopher Russell of St Chads Anglican Church -the presiding ministermade a glasses and then into one; displaying the This small bridal a party in turn trans don McIntosh, clothed in a colourful trench ents devote their lives to each other again. Many raised their glasses in a toast of This double rededication service con tributed as an eye-opener to the importance of mutual caring for the ministry and for each other. and their family at their recommitment ceremony in November. They also recommitted the community church.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 From the Editor's Desk // Candlelight 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 green. They heard the concept of Earth take an hour every year to turn off their lights to conserve energy and preserve the do that every day? (its location is a conversation for another the bugs and kinks in the system; the issue But maybe our government is busy electrifying the third largest economy in the country. halted and the Ministry of Works is appar ently content paying their Abaco staff to sit out this bit of vital infrastructure. travel. If they dont come by plane they come by boat. And after the unannounced fee-hike and immediate reduction on cruis ing permits earlier this year, yachters are plans to our islands. We have a lot of things going for us: natural beauty, great cant deny that it is very expensive to come for the most part, but they do mind being jerked around. So unless Tourism makes some big marketing pushes to smooth things over, tricity feeding our marinas, businesses and homes. We certainly pay enough for those erated as often as they have black outs I this country. derstandable. Barges and reckless anchors and storms snap poles and trees alike, and ing lights that night. We live on a spread out island. The system is old and regular maintenance is never possible because Not to mention it is incredibly expensive land in our archipelago. For comparison population, only has to manage four main And it is hard to blame the ground unfortunate enough to suffer a hurricane can deny that or take it from them. For that But management from one admin istration to the next is too busy playing a game of political chess to care that the generators have run out of oil and multimillion dollar machines are burning up. And attention given to one scandal after the next (looking at you, double-dippers) nights together that they could sleep in air conditioning or read at night. So next time you pick up your monthly bill and realize it costs the same as a Ministries responsible. Tell them there is and having to take out a loan because that mysterious Fuel Surcharge jumped by But if the outages continue you may light.Community Calendar(See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) lage

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 2013 Barefoot Perfect for the Holidays! Jimmy s Wines & Spirits 30% NOVEMBER 25 DECEMBER 7 While Supplies Last Trading as TuppsBay Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Jimmys Wines & Spirits ALL PRODUCTS NOT SHOWN UP TO OFF Letters to the Editor The Dock Must GoDear Editor; When I passed the age of 75 I promimportant than pride so here goes. Let me say at the outset that the issue under con sideration is non-political picture of a dock that appeared to be on the famous Treasure Cay Beach. I truly Treasure Cay Beach. I immediately called four of my Treasure Cay friends in order happen. beach. 1. It is not a Treasure Cay beach 2. It is not an Abaco beach in The Bahamas. This resort has been the back-bone of the economy of North Abaco for more than 50 years and remains so until ly Abaconians, truly realize the importance of the famous Treasure Cay beach and that it has been rated the ninth best beach in the image of this famous landmark. I say the dock must go! I hope if it is not legally removed that Thoughts from The Cherokee Dump Dear Editor; The Cherokee Sound dumpsite must be one in a million. A million dollar beachfront site being used to dispose of the neighborhoods garbage. Simply put it is a It has been used for many years and is probably one of the best-kept dumpsites in The Bahamas. their house garbage, building trash, yard clippings, old appliances, old boats, old boat trailers you name it.the list is end less; and they dump it on the ground and leave. From time to time the community organizes machinery to push it up into piles to be burnt. Then from time to time it is leveled and pushed a little further into the mangroves. Yes the garbage keeps coming and dubious honour to do the pushing using my Skid Loader on and off for over ten years three hours at a time depending on its con dition. or no remuneration as there is no formal has to be done to get by. I have received encouragement from a number of loyal ing on the responsibility to see to this task. thoughts going through my mind. It is my intention to try to share some of these I reminisce. Today it is Sunday and I approach the dump. I have looked at it the previous day and determined that it is becoming out of do not think of very often: these are the turkey vultures. They are out in force and as I approach they basically ignore me as Please see Letter Page 10

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 en-GBAbaco Merry Christmas Happy New Yearand a Thanks & Appreciation to all our Customers Enjoy the Holiday Season The Outboard ShopMarsh Harbour, Abaco Tel: 242-367-2703 they go about their reclamation efforts. ing in the middle of the site like a sentinel overlooking many of the items that may have been in it at one time or another. I im mediately decide that it is fairly good condition and that I shall spare it the usual inof its compatriots. I speak of the crushing and volume reduction that my machine can easily exercise on such items. My hope pick through the dumpsite from time to time may be able to make some use of it. I leave it standing untouched during the en tire site cleaning. As I drop my bucket and advance ocean of trash I observe that I am here at as best I can or at least push them ahead by kee dumpsite. A number of folks like to results in an unfortunate distribution of exploded bottles, ash, and half burnt items comes in handy as long as I can negotiate the elements in the right order. I am disap pointed at the numbers of seemingly good tributed among the trash and resist the urge longer than necessary. The colours do not stand out for long but disappear among the observe that someone must have endured The galvanized steel has seen better days. aside so that someone might consider using them for scrap or recycling. My mind goes back to previous efforts and I realize that the mass of trash excludes the usual heaps of black bags full realize that November is soon coming and They are still on summer break. I think on I come across several plies of soil merous piles of evidence of many building contractors abusing the privilege extended to Cherokee residents to rid themselves of involves replacement of some sheetrock, in construction. It suggests a substantial roaches I see no rats or mice. A number of garden debris into the heap that I am mak ing at the perimeter of the dump area Then there is the one small cathode ray TV carcass that appears out of the next pile I push. It is already broken so I have no fear of it bursting and threatening my safety. It crosses my mind that this area must be rife that some lucky individuals probably have a box. It is a Samsung 42 inch. Mine is bigger than theirs. Moving on I decide to tackle the large one operator hired by Local Government much that cost them and feel a little jealous but more annoyed that this pile has been pushed to a bad spot. It needs to be on the other side of the clearing if it is to be burnt By this time it is easy to get to the back of the dumpsite and this individual oblig ingly drives the distance. Thanks Smiley. the area. The next visitor stops and I sig nal for her to place her bags in my bucket. Many times I have seen her go the distance and carry her empty dog food bags to the back of the site. Thanks Dorinda. As I move to reclaim the clearing that the use of this dumpsite by commer cial enterprises comes at no direct cost to them but rather it saves them a tremendous relocation drive. Then again it is not on thankful for the donations by Shannon and As the time passes the clearing takes on an openness that suggests that it could To be certain I make sure that there is no broken glass or other threats to tires and I prepare to complete my task. This time my back-blade on the machines bucket. I have been at it for about an hour and a half and I am tired. I also realize that I have already forgotten many of the time around. I also conclude that this has carded appliances as in the past. -Simon Rodehn Cherokee SoundLetters to the Editor Letter From Page 9

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Business brand. Service stations located at Qual and red in late October into the beginning of November. by RUBIS Caribbean recently. RUBIS is a French-based international private limited According to Sandra Sands of Quality to help them serve their customers better. Chovez McBride, Quality Stars gen eral manager, added that in the European sector, RUBIS is perhaps the number one and UltraTec unleaded gasoline and diesel for a cleaner and smoother ride. The UltraTec fuel burns cleaner, ter, and the gas lasts longer, McBride explained. On Hyundai oil caps, they recommend TOTAL oil. the dismay of their competitors. After 10 Above: Quality Star's Texaco service station was rebranded under the RUBIS brand in is a photo of Quality Star's RUBIS service station. Texaco service stations rebranded as RUBIS nationwideyears in the business, he is excited about tomers on Abaco. So far, customers seem to like it, and uct, Simms said in reference to RUBIS. retail store. At RUBIS stations in Nassau, McBride said that the pay at the pump ser presently Bahamians do not traditionally use debit or credit cards for purchases on the island. diesel prices have dropped 25 cents. Mc Bride said that they are passing on savings to their customers, and as a result, there has been a slight increase in sales at Qual ity Star. He added that everything is being done in phases, and that monthly market ing campaigns on the part of RUBIS is ensuring that the brand is being more recog are operating under the RUBIS brand, the company name remains Quality Star Auto necessary for customers making payments have to change the name of his company Texaco brand. Iris Henchell, branch manager of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19. Hardy explained that they collected donations from the community, and also encouraged customers to assist them in throughout the bank for monetary donaCIBC/FCIB makes donation to Abaco Cancer SocietyAbove left to right: Valerie Hardy, Joanne Bradley and Iris Henchell. Henchell and of 3,507.40 to Bradley, president of Abaco Please see Donation Page 15

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Sea Spray Junkanoo box, an Alburys Sail Shop luggage set, Breast Cancer logo designed by Abaco Ce ramics. Hardy added that a souse out and for the Abaco Cancer Society. Henchell and Hardy extended a sincere thank you customer effort because it made a big dif Further Business Donation From Page 14 Auskell Fitness Centre holds Open HouseBy Jennifer Hudson The Auskell Fitness Centre has relo cated to the main Auskell building. Their 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm for people to drop sign up during the Open House can sign up at any time in the Auskell Clinic. The December 2 during the hours of 6 am to 10 am Mondays through Saturdays and after the grand opening in January the opening "Today is just about getting people in explaining the setup to them so that they can sign up and become healthy for 2014," stated Auskell Clinics Managing Director, Centre is geared more to females and they feel more comfortable in this situation." Mrs. Collie introduced Kayla Curry Kayla is a native of Abaco, having graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is Centre and is no stranger to the machines since she has been attending the local Fitco Gym for years. make sure that they are using the machines correctly and adopting the proper form so out, myself, and it has helped me to lose through diet and exercise. "There is a very nice relaxed atmo sphere in this Fitness Centre and it is com self-conscious than in a regular gym be building but for lean muscle and fat loss," informs Ms. Curry. "There are no heavy that since all of the machines are hydraulic they are very easy to operate and control and can be adjusted to suit any level. mental lives," he added. for the Fitness Centre can do so in the gym or the Auskell Clinic. Mrs. Collie urges Abaco Chamber November updateThe Abaco Chamber of Commerce mas and Abaco. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce has joined the Bahamas Chamber of Com merce and Employers Confederations Taxation. The Coalition is comprised of some 20 civic and business organizations lectively employ more than 60,000 persons. The Coalitions Mission Statement Please see Chmaber Page 17

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Customs Brokerage ServicesAir and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from Foreign Ports Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTel: (242) 367-2333 Fax: (242) 367-3136 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16Alburys Trucking Ltd. Tel: (242) 367-2976 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16No job too big or small! With our professional line of trucks we can truck it all.Containers 20, 40 45 Flatbeds, Flatracks, Piggyback trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALL.Happy Holidays to all our valuable customers & friends.Seasons Greetingto all our valuable customers & friends. CHRISTMAS DINNER 25th December 2013 Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pmFor local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com ** Also serving regular dinner MenuSoupMINESTRONESaladMIXED GREEN SALADServed with a House DressingEntreeCajun GrouperTopped with a Peppercorn Sauce...$40GRILLED DELMONICO STEAKTopped with Caramelized Onions served in Au Jus Sauce...$38BACON WRAPPED CHICKENServed in a Lemon Dill Sauce...$33DessertMA BELLES FAMOUS PUMPKIN ROLLAll entrees include soup, salad, and dessert and served with your choice of Saron Rice or Garlic Mashed Potatoes The objective of the BCCEC Coalition for Responsible Taxation is to unmacro economic climate of The Bahamas cerns each sector of our industry has and the private sector or through Government dialogue. It is the BCCEC Coalitions in tent to be solution driven and to encourage proactive, cooperative, collaborative and ment and the private sector. It is our intent to advise the private sector and to make recommendations to the Government on means to implement, train, fund, educate lations. Commerce, Dennis Lightbourn, attends and participates in the Coalition meet ings in Nassau and continues to advise the Chambers Board on its latest develop ments. The Government has stated that it forms that are needed as information be comes available. Stay tuned. The Abaco Chamber is concerned that many Abaconians having dual citizen Further Business Chamber From Page 15 that US citizens sign on. The Chamber is ments on its citizens to adhere to U.S. tax 15th issue of The Abaconian summarized some of the details. This does not necessar citizenship to comply before any penalties are imposed. Chamber Directors Kathy and Dave Ralph are organizing this event and they Winding Bay Property Owners sue Marriott and Ritz-CarltonPress Release at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay in The tions or MVW) (NYSE: VAC), The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. and related entities for, among other things, duty, and fraud for their alleged failure to failure to honor an obligation to extend a the property. The Abaco Club, located on Great lished and marketed as a luxury resort, leveraging its remote location and promises of casual and barefoot elegance. The Abaco suit alleges that Marriott Vacations and Ritz-Carlton have failed to operate and The suit further alleges that, as part of a corporate strategy to sell its luxury in the Club for sale on the public market. tempts to bring the serious development and maintenance issues to the attention of Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Vacations, our ship group believes that Marriott Vaca tions and Ritz-Carlton misrepresented their commitment to the Abaco Club and al Ritz-Carlton are facing similar allegations cuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange and Osceola Counties, off from Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) in November 2011, is based. The Island Bakery, since 1978By Mirella Santillo Keys Bakery, Mrs. Viola Mills agreed perienced baker, he provided the funds. Thirty four years later, Island Bakery Cornerstones of Abaco BusinessA look at businesses that have stuck Please see Bakery Page 22

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2013 CEDAR ADIRONDACK CHAIRS $230 .00 5 SHELF WOOD BOOK CASE $130 00 BABY CRIBS $250 00 & $285 00 WOODEN TODDLER BEDS $175 .00 WOODEN HEADBOARD Full $115 .00 Queen $150 .00 en-GBROLLAWAYen-GB BEDS $260en-GB.00 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus en-GBOwners: Ronnie & Pauline Robertsen-GBPhone: (242) 367-0546en-GBVisit our Showroom Located en-GB Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy LAMINATED FLOORING $2 40 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 en-GB sq.ft. 25 % All BUNK BEDS o MATTRESS BOX SPRING BED FRAMES en-GBCommercial Carpet..$11en-GB.00en-GBsq.yd.en-GB Carpet Padding........$5en-GB.95 en-GB en-GBsq.yd. Boys & Girls en-GBBicyclesen-GB4 Draw Chest 6 Draw Double Dresser Outdoor Tables en-GBABACO SMALL BUISNESS RESEARCHen-GBe government will be surveying Abaco SMEs in order to improve the en-GB sector by developing a SME Act & SME Agencyen-GB Date: en-GB Tuesday, December 3, 2013 en-GB Time: en-GB 8 am -3 pmen-GB Location: en-GB Government Complex, Marsh Harbour (AB)en-GB Facilitator: en-GB Mark A. Turnquest en-GBEmail: markaturnquest@gmail.comen-GB Or call (242) 699 -0000 to participate For local transportation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.com All entrees include appetizer, soup, salad, dessert & a Free glass of complimentary Champagne$100.00 per person DessertCHOCOLATE MOLTON CAKECovered with a Strawberry & Caramel Sauce AppetizersCRAB CAKES Served with Lime SauceSoupLOBSTER BISQUE MANGO SORBETSaladGRILLED APPLE SALADWith Baby Spinach, Spring Greens and Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese served with a Mango DressingEntreeBEEF WELLINGTON SEARED GROUPERTopped with Roasted Tomatoes, Sauted Mushrooms, Onions and Garlic in a Spicy Dijon SauceCOCONUT LOBSTERTopped with a Sweet Chili Sauce and a Zest of Coconut Rum N ew Y ears E ve D ining & E ntertainment31st December, 2013Menu ** Gratuity not included Call for ReservationsMIXING ALL YOUR FAVOURITES ALL NIGHT LONG Dj Emerge &Entertainment is GENO DComing back Home For the Holidays challenging. They all love young people, have a desire to serve the community of young, making a difference in their lives, especially males. Magistate EvansWilliams told those gathered that she felt it a privilege to lead this team of energetic individuals. She stated that the juvenile panel has authority to sit and adjudicate all matters pertaining make on a regular basis; this is more timeconsuming than sitting on a regular bench because in order to make decisions and must not only speak to the juvenile but also to parents and social services to get a com plete picture," stated the Magistrate. Ms. Charlamae Fernander, Head of Central & All Abaco Crime ReportMagistrate From Page 6 being of society", and she thanked the pan el for their contribution saying that they their assessments and recommendations. retary Renardo Curry and underscored the need for a strong community service program in relation to juvenile offenders. He expressed their gratitude for the services performed by the juvenile panel on behalf of the community describing their job as continued development of the community. appreciation of the discretion used in recommending for children to remain in their counselling rather than be sent to the deten all manner of devious behaviours. the court enjoyed a delicious traditional Thanksgiving luncheon of turkey and ham Stealing his duplex building under construction, toated at the junction of Grace Avenue and Indecent Assault (Suspect arrested and charged) at 11am, a 27 year old resident of Dun that on the same date at about 10:50am, a aco Unit charged the accused reference to and remanded to Sandilands. Stealing Drive, Abaco, reported that sometime beInvestigation continues. Att. Stolen Vessel (Recovered) Cay, Abaco reported that sometime beoutboard engines attached from Treasure Investigation continues. Stolen Vessel a 69 year old resident of Crockett Drive, Investigation continues. Causing Harm sure Cay, Abaco, reported that sometime pushed him to the ground causing a lacera tion to his arm and to the back of his head. Investigation continues. Threats of Death creating a disturbance and threaten to kill Suspect arrested Stealing solar panels from the home of his neighbor found in possession of a knife and a small amount of marijuana. Stealing from a Vessel Investigation continues.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 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 Service Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise en-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCasuarina Pointen-GBSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen 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 en-GBLeeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 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 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 en-GBOcean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 en-GB Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 en-GBHope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 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 en-GBLubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh 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 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 en-GBTreasure 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 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information en-GB en-GBwww.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.comen-GB www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.comen-GBHope Town..contHonesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon ompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsOffering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 of service as President. fresh breads and delicious pastries. After buying out Mr. Warner, the Mills decid that Violas husband, Mr. Bertram Mills, ery opened its doors on the site it presently occupies. The location had changed but not the the help of a niece, Georgia Cornish. and baking bread and Julia baking, pastries, cakes and cookies. They also have ployee. In spite of the drop in the economy cording to Bertlyn Linden, have made it a Further Business Bakery From Page 17 challenge, the business still thrives. We try to make everything fresh ev eryday, explained Mrs. Linden, a good reason to ensure the patronage of Marsh Harbour residents and beyond. the same breads on the rack and the same such as pumpkin roll, guava duff, coconut or pineapple pies, macaroni and cheese or Hamburger buns and hotdog rolls are special orders. For a minimum order turnovers. French bread can also be or Above: Bertlyn Linden and Julia Mills now run the Island Bakery with the help of their Former Chamber president given lifetime membership award

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops 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 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 Harbour View Golf Carts....................................365-4411 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 Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 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 . ............................... $$ . .................. 366-0065 Sugar Shack + . ............................ $ . .................. 366-0788 Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 577-5487 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 The Blacky Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 376-0321 The Red Marlin Bistro...............$$....................426-5440 Judy Maes Kitchen....................$.....................475-7626 Beach Cabana Bar......................$.....................376-9858 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 Kidney Centre, Marsh Harbour....................................367-3310 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.......................1-386-478-0600 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.................................367-3067Pocket 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 minutesMarsh Harbour cont... Terrance Davis . .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder . ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands . ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer . .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer . ............... 367-3941 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh . ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle . ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle . ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston . ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley . .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain . ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard . ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury . ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer . ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer . ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer . ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell . ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer . ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer . ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe . ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury . .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury . ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... . 477-5996 Richard Albury . ............577-0313 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 ............ ....376-9858 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140 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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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 21 NUMBER 23 December 1st, 2013 By Canishka Alexander In the early morning hours of Nov. 16, the Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated International Care & Kindness week by demonstrating what it means to be kind. According to Pilot Keora Archer, the team of volunteers painted the home of Sheila Calma, a disabled lady residing in Murphy Town. Archer gave a special thank you to the Paint Place and Abaco "Ace" Hardware for donating the paint. Also, a note of thanks was extended to Pilots Peter and Claudia Williams for donating the paint brushes to complete the project. Project Coordinator Margo Dean was responsible for organizing the event. Finally, a heartfelt thank you is extended to all of our volunteers, she exclaimed. You did a great job! Three days later, Archer and her fa ther, Augustine Williams, visited Abaco Central High School (ACH) where she ad dressed the students about the Anchor Club program. From ACH, she and Williams travelled to S.C. Bootle High School to en joy the enthusiastic elections for positions within the Anchor Club. Archer concluded: The day was not over yet because then we hopped on a speed boat and went across to beautiful Green Turtle Cay, I thought there is no other place I would rather be right now.Pilot Club paints home of disabled woman, promotes Anchor Club in schoolsAbove: Pilot Club of Abaco members overjoyed at the completion of the painting of Sheila Calma's home on Nov. 16. Calma is a dis abled resident of Murphy Town. Kayakers overcome high winds and raise money for charitiesOn November 9 the Annual Kayak Challenge was held in Little Harbour. Blustery conditions proved no obstacle for many intrepid paddlers and kayakers. The event raises money for Friends of the Environment and the Abaco Cancer Society. See Page 16.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Abaco Real Estate Lifestyles Epworth Methodist Chapel raises funds through Christmas ConcertBy Jennifer Hudson The Epworth Methodist Chapel of Cherokee Sound presented a Christmas concert on November 23 in the Caitlin Grace Albury Gymnasium in aid of their renovation project. In her words of wel come the Rev. Marie Neilly, Pastor of the church, stated that this was the second time around as a similar fundraiser had been organized earlier in the year and that now Christmas had indeed come early. She thanked all the organizers and participants for their singing and fellowship and she prayed that; "Everyone's hearts would be the music." The Epworth Chorale opened the concert with the well-loved Christmas Carol What Child is This?' followed by the rousing 'Go Tell it on the Mountain'. The concert then progressed with beautiful Christmas song selections by Esther Beth el, Londa Sawyer, Kevin Sawyer, Monica Higgs, Viola Johnson and Jessica Pinder and closed with a moving duet by Dave Lowe and Ted Pearce. Also there was a keyboard selection by Rene Kemp and a lively Carol medley by the 'Gospel Rake 'n Scrapers. Following a collection which was taken up in aid of the building fund of Ep worth Methodist Chapel to assist in the renovation project being undertaken this year, the master of ceremonies, Michael Knowles, gave an update on the building project. about approximately 5 to 7 years ago then earlier this year we decided it was time to fortunately, once the contractors began to chip at the plaster it was realized that this would not be as simple a project as previ ously thought because the steel inside the walls was all swollen. An engineer was called in to give guidance on maintaining the integrity of the building and it was dis covered that the cost would be doubled. However, the project is almost complete and we don't owe much more considering the size of the project," Mr. Knowles was pleased to announce. A beautiful quilt, hand sewn by the Ladies Quilting Group of Cherokee Sound, headed by Joanne Sturrup, was then auc tioned and raised the sum of $700 towards the building fund. Altogether, by the end of the night when everything had been add ed up including the goodwill offering col lected, sale of refreshments and amounts by two anonymous donors, the sum of $9,000 was realized.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 EDDIE MINNIS & FAMILYART EXHIBITION Eddie Minnis Nicole Ritchie EymaRoshanneRoyal Harbour Village, Bay Street(Pink building next to Java Coee shop, upstairs, west side) Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasOpening: Friday December 6th, 2 pm 8 pm Also open Saturday, December 7th, 10 am 6 pmMINNIS FAMILY ART GALLERYPh: 699-2228 / 225-0374 Cell: 426-9841/2 E-mail: info@eddieminnis.com www.facebook.com/EddieMinnisandFamilyArtTo arrange a private viewing during the month of December, please contact us: School & Youth News By Samantha Evans November was recognized as Re ligious Studies Month under the theme Arise and Shine. During this month, students engaged in numerous activities such as character building quests, special assemblies, talent shows, decoration of display boards and a district speech competition. On Friday, November 15, the dis trict Religious Studies Speech Competition was held on Abaco at Church of Christ in Marsh Harbour beginning at 10am. Seven schools participated includ ing Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales, Central Abaco Primary School, Crossing Rocks Primary, James A. Pin der, Treasure Cay Primary and Man-OWar Primary. The winner of the competition was Yvenski Alcime of St. Francis de Sales with 243 points, in second place was Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Primary School with 238 points and in third place was Deshawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks Primary School with 230 points. The winner of this competition will travel to New Providence on November 30 to compete in the National Championship Competition. St. Francis de Sales wins Religious Knowledge CompetitionAbove: the young competitors of the Religious Knowledge Competition. The top three were Yvenski Alcime of St. Francis, Kaitlyn Francis of Central Abaco Primary and De shawn McKinney of Crossing Rocks. By Jennifer Hudson St Marks Baptist Church at Crossing Rocks was packed to capacity with young people attending the South Abaco Youth Talent competition on October 26. A large number of youth performed and were well supported by friends and family members. The talent and awards night was held as part of Youth Month celebrations. Moderator, Frank Hepburn, Sr., after an opening prayer, welcomed the au dience and then introduced the judges and gave an explanation of the rules. Nine groups and soloists from the settlements of Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, and Cherokee Sound participated in the competition and the items presented were interesting and varied. A poem and song were presented by students of the J.A. Pinder Primary School, Sandy Point, while three students of the Crossing Rocks Primary School performed a very well executed quadrille dance. Choral selections were delivered by choirs from St Marks Baptist Church and Deep South Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Crossing Rocks, and Mount Zion Baptist Youth Choir, Sandy Point. A Praise Dance was performed by 'The Pearls' and a solo dance was per formed by the youngest competitor, threelittle hesitant to perform, with a little sup port from an older friend, Brenesia over came her nerves and delighted the audience with her performance. Vocal solos were performed by a young man from Sandy Point and a young lady from Cherokee Sound. It was altogether a delightful evening and the standard of talent was excellent. Moderator, Mr. Hepburn, was very excited by the performances and stated, "I am thrilled by the talent I have seen here tonight." The three winners were presented with trophies and the standings were:South Abaco Talent Contest delights community Above: Second place winners of the talent competition Crossing Rocks Primary School doing a Quadrille Dance. 3. Students of J. A. Pinder Primary School. 2. Students of Crossing Rocks Primary School. 1. Deep South Seventh-Day Adven tist Church Choir. presented to members of the communities of South Abaco in the categories of sports, business, education, community service, religion, creative arts, crafts, youth enter prise and youth leader. It was also a special awards night for the volleyball players. The volleyball was presented to the winning team of the Independence and Hepburn Investment Tournaments. The volleyball tournaments were held between July and September be tween the Royal Nets of Sandy Point and the Rockers of Crossing Rocks. "These young ladies have been play ing their hearts out since July and I have seen tremendous improvement on both sides," stated Moderator Mr. Hepburn. The Crossing Rocks Rockers were crowned 2013 to 2014 Volleyball Champs. The title of Coach of the Year went to Nadia Stuart Sands and MVP was Nathalie Burrows. Above: Brenesia Bain, youngest contestant.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 CURRYS FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander In a joint effort by students of Cen tral Abaco Primary School, and K-Kids, the youth arm of the Kiwanis Club, funds were raised to support the Abaco Cancer Society (ACS). On Nov. 19, students and staff members presented a $400-cheque to Joanne Bradley, ACS president. According to Grade One Teacher Neulessa Major, the funds were raised from a dress-up day at the school where students were asked to wear pink clothing. Major said that there will be a lot of ongoing projects from now until when school closes. The next project in the pipeline is called the Paint the Wall Project. Major said they received permission from CAPS principal, Beatrice Moxey, to paint a section of the schools wall near Forest Drive. The wall will depict the different types of cancer then a Memorial Wall will be constructed nearby with the names of survivors and non-survivors. A fee will be charged to add names to raise additional funds. We are looking to do this in all of the schools, so that everyone can be more sensitized to cancer, Major explained. The project will also incorporate high school students, and be extended to the Kiwanis Clubs senior students. The senior arm is referred to as the Key Club with 7th to 9th grade students called Builders and 10, 11 and 12th grade students are named Keys. Above: Students of Central Abaco Primary School and those involved in the Kiwanis Club's K-Kids Program presented a cheque to Joanne Bradley, president of the Abaco Cancer Society, on Nov. 19. CAPS, K-Kids make donation to ACS president By Jennifer Hudson A service of celebration for the youth of South Abaco was held at the Assemblies of God Church in Sandy Point on November 16 as the culmination of Youth Month activities. Following an opening prayer by one of Sandy Point's youth, Santino Bain, and the singing of the National Anthem a welcome was given by Brenell Higgs, Principal of the J A. Pinder School in Sandy Point. Moderator for the evening was Chair man of the Youth Organizational Commit tee of South Abaco, Frank Hepburn. He expressed his disappointment that there were not more young people present but he told the ones that were there not to be discouraged by lack of numbers. "This is not a good representation of South Abaco, there should be standing room only," he stated. He had a message for parents telling them that they need to wake up and lead and guide kids in the right direction. "We need to get a grip of ourselves and then train up the children. Let us give the right impression to young people. If there was ever a time that we needed it, it is now." He encouraged the congregation to share the news and let other parents know that they need to wake up. His recommendation to the young people was that whenever in doubt they need to seek the advice of a reli able older person. The new administrator for South Ab aco, Lavon HarrisSmith, introduced herself to the congregation. "I am no stranger to South Abaco since I have been coming here for a long time to visit some good friends. I also served a term as Administra tor on Green Turtle Cay until last May. Al though I only arrived in Sandy Point three days ago I wanted to make sure that I was here tonight and I'm privileged to be in the midst of talented young people. You are our future and the wealth of our nation," she told the youth. Harris-Smith praised the young student who read a passage from the Bible earlier in the service and she encouraged children to read aloud out of the Bible every day. A short talk to the children was also presented by John Hudson, Council Mem ber for South Abaco and Member of the Youth Committee who told the children a story about a young man who missed out on a wonderful gift because he did not you need in the Bible and you can always ask your teacher to explain to you what you dont understand, he said. Pastor of the Sandy Point Assemblies of God Church, Erskine Wells, told the youth that the dreams they have in their hearts were placed there by God and he encouraged them to dare to dream big. "God gave gifts or talents to everyone, you all have great potential inside. Stop looking at yourself and saying I'm no good or I can't. You need wisdom from God; ordinary be comes extra ordinary in the hands of God." He told the youth that dreams don't die and gave the example of a grandmother who never let her dream die and she had recently graduated from college at the age of 90. He closed by charging the young people to "Put your faith and trust in God and he will lead you through." Following recognition of the Youth Committee for their service to the young people of the community, the service closed with a prayer for the youth of the nation by Elder Berry of the Deep South Seventh Day Adventist Church and a vote of thanks by Ms Brenell Higgs. During the service musical selections were rendered by Simone Bain, the students of the J A Pinder School and The Deep South Seventh-Day Adventist Choir. Sandy Point service celebrates youthAbove: the youth of Sandy Point were encouraged by community leaders on November 16.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News Largest ever College Fair hosts 26 collegesBy Jennifer Hudson The annual Abaco College Fair, held under the banner "Paving the way for a brighter tomorrow," was held on Novem ber 19 at the Agape Christian School's Grace Gym. All of the local high schools, including Moores Island and Mary E Al bury of Man O War, were invited. Hun dreds of senior students turned up to take advantage of the fair and receive informa tion and guidance to assist them in making decisions about the next stage of their ca reer. Grade 12 students were invited for the by Grades 11 and 10. A short opening ceremony com menced with a welcome by Kathy Sawyer, a prayer by Principal Cecile Albury and the singing of the National Anthem. Dr Lenora J. Black, Abaco's District Superintendent of Education, gave a short speech on behalf of the Ministry of Education. She expressed her delight in being present to share this annual, exciting opportunity which exposes the young people to the many opportunities which exist for them for further education in The Bahamas and beyond. This College fair provides a second lens through which to view your future. The choice is yours to take up the opportunities you are exposed to. Your future looks bright and provides real opportuni ties if you work hard and remain diligent in your studies; higher education is within your grasp," she told the students. Dr. Black encouraged the students to ask many questions and then declared the Jonathan Cartwright, College Fair Coordinator, was pleased to state that this is the biggest College Fair ever on Abaco. Whereas last year 15 or 16 colleges partici pated, this year the number was up to 26. Both of The Bahamas institutions of tertiary education were represented along with many colleges from Florida which are popular with Bahamian students since they are close to home. For those wishing to leges from northern states such as Minne sota, New England, New York and many Canadian colleges. Canadian colleges are a popular choice for many Bahamian students, the tuition usually being slightly The students, in addition to being able to ask questions, were able to leave the fair armed with many brochures and other handouts to help them with their decisions. Some colleges, in addition to brochures, were handing out items such as mouse pads, pens, rulers and tote bags. The College of the Bahamas booth was very popular with the students since COB now offers a wide range of options able than going abroad. In addition to the more than 250 Associate of Arts degrees it offers, it also now offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and even some Masters degrees. It is scheduled to and many new state-of-the-art buildings are planned. Phase 1 of a state-of-the-art dormi tory is already under construction with 250 rooms and also a new science complex. The Bahamas Technical and Vo cational Institute (BTVI) is also a popu lar choice and between 20 and 30 young people from Abaco are currently enrolled in courses there. Programs of study range construction, electronics and mechanical trades. BTVI has a very interesting jointventure with the New England Institute of Technology which was also represented at the fair. Students can attend BTVI for the land Institute of Technology and get their Bachelor's degree within 24 months which saves them a lot of money, informed Mark Seltzer, Director of Admissions for NETECH. It is a hands-on college with class sizes of less than 25 students. The college also has a long-standing agreement with the Lyford Cay Foundation which of fers scholarships and it also recognizes Ba hamas Ministry of Education scholarships. A $5000 scholarship is given by the col lege to each graduate from BTV I. Several of the colleges were partici pating in the Abaco College fair for the dents from Abaco though they have partici pated in college fairs in Nassau and Grand Bahama in previous years and have several Above: students consulting with a college representative. Please see College Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 students from those areas enrolled. Durham College, near Toronto, was not only foundland and Labrador, which offers over 100 programs, was also appearing for the students since it has the lowest tuition for any university in Canada. States require SAT results but one which does not is Flagler College, St Augustine, Florida. This is a small college in the old erage class sizes of 20 students. Although it does not require SAT scores it requires a minimum 3.0 GPA average. SAT scores are not required for any colleges or universities in Canada. Many of the colleges offer unique features. Fanshawe College, London, Canada, boasts such a comprehensive campus macies etc. that one never even needs to leave. Any students graduating from this college are allowed to stay and work in Canada for three years. Some colleges, such as Southeastern option of spending a night in a dorm to get a feel for the college. Lincoln Culinary Institute and College of Technology offers boot camps three times per year where stu dents can go and experience the college to The students certainly had a large choice of college and university personnel to visit and literature to pick up. They made the most of their time asking ques tions of the recruiters to receive as much information as possible in the time allowed and their comments upon leaving showed just how helpful they had found this College Fair to be. School & Youth News College From Page 7 Largest group in CAPS history receives Honour RollBy Samantha Evans It was a proud day for the parents of those students who made the Honour Roll and beyond at Central Abaco Prima ry School for the 2012-2013 school year. The awards ceremony was held on Tues day November 5 at the school beginning at 7pm. The program was executed by some of the outstanding students including the deputy head girl Berneisha Davis. In attendance for this wonderful oc casion, and bringing remarks, was Super intendent Dr. Lenora Black who began by saying that there are moments in life when you celebrate the accomplishments of our students and this is one of those moments. She told the story of some parents of excel lence she has been encountering and stated that she knows that there are so many of more of them at this school. She spoke of her encounter with a former student earlier that day and how it made her so proud to see that student doing so well. She told parents that there are many students of excellence among these honourees who will one day give their teachers stories like this one to tell. She congratulated the 254 students who are being honoured, their parents, and the teachers who served them and laboured hard during the school year in question to help these students achieve such an honour today. She hopes that at next years cer emony that the number of honor students will double. The guest speaker for the evening was former student Naason Sands, Chef and Youth Pastor of Friendship Tabernacle Church. He spoke to the students about excellence, stating that it is a way of life. It should be seen in the way they dress, in their attitude and the way they play and in the classroom. Hence, he told the students that excellence, like heat, rises to the top. He gave the students four truths of excellence. Firstly, excellence is a journey not a destination. Therefore, Sands told them that they have to renew the way they think daily. Secondly, excellence inspires and uplifts. It leaves a clear path for others to follow. Thirdly, excellence never comes excellence is attainable. Sands encouraged them to get up and try again when they miss the mark because excellence never lets the dream die. He told the students that God special izes in making big endings out of small beginnings so they should not be so con cerned about how they started but how remarks, he was presented with a gift by Mistress of Ceremony Samantha V. Ev ans the schools Guidance Counselor. One hundred and forty-seven students were then presented with their Honour Roll Certhe history of this school. These students achieved a 3.0 to 3.49 made the Vice Principals List having achieved a 3.50 to 3.79, nineteen students received the Most Improved Award, twenty students received the Top Achiever Award (new award), and seventeen students made the Principals list who achieved a 3.80 to 4.0 Grade Point Average. The most outstanding students at each grade level are: Reniah Curry Grade 1, Faith Francis Grade 2, Lakelle Ambris ter Grade 3, Kaitlyn Francis Grade 4 and Selena Saunders Grade 5. The students on the Principals List are: Kaitlyn Francis, Niccara Major, Bernard Hield, Patrinique Huyler, Faith ID cards will grant student discountsBy Samantha Evans Local photographer, Marcia Taylor, for students that provide them with discounts to local stores on the island. Taylor stated that she believes that I.D. badges are a great way to identify students when they are on the school campus and in chase of an emergency. The card will also have other relevant information on it including the students date of birth, student number, grade and school. It will also have the names of all of the stores that provide discounts and emer gency contacts for the clinic, police and social services. The businesses that agreed to support this initiative by offering a 10% discount are: Abaco Computer Services, Abaco Hardware, Abaco Pizza, Nubian Styles, Muck-A-Mucks, Out Island Print ing and Taylors Photography. Taylor stated that more discounts will be added as she forms partnerships with more businesses. Schools interested in their students getting ID Cards can call Mrs. Taylor at 423-6797. Francis, Derisha Stuart, Joshua McPhee, Raquan Knowles, Meldeka Maynard, Reniah Curry, Tiana Bootle, Keyondre Swain, Calvin McIntosh, Shane Mitchell, Christopher Turnquest, Tamara Polycarpe, and Gary Guerrier. Community Partners were also ac knowledged for supporting the school in various ways. They are: Voice of Deliver ance, Lovely Reckley, Change Ministries, Miracle Church of God, Lovelys Delight, Shannon Albury, Sherry Rolle, Linda Mills, Abaco Battery and Tire, Audras Touch and Commonwealth Bank. The coordinator of this event was Teacher of the Year Mrs. Kayla Wallace.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Beautiful Wall Maps of the Bahamas, Caribbean, Coastal Florida & More!www.IslandMapStore.comPhone: 239-963-3497Island Map Store Palm Cottage MERRY CHRISTMAS Palm Cottage & Wood you have merged together to serve you better To anyone who brings in a NEW Unwrapped Toy Between Nov 30 Dec 14 15% DiscountStore Hours: Mon & Tues 10am to 5pm, Closed Wednesday urs & Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 2pmDon MacKay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Phone: 367-2300We sell Unnished Furniture for every room in the house, Fully Upholstered & Rattan/Wicker Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Lamps, Rugs, Candles, Home Accessories and, Nautical Decor for the home and Christmas tree. School & Youth News By Lee Pinder Cherokee Primary held a mini-fair and fun day on October 26. Parents and friends all pitched in to help by preparing casseroles and sweets to sell. They raised $1,150 for the school. These funds will be used for new playground equipment. The P.T.A. would like to thank all those who donated and supported them. Visitors came from other settlements to join in the fun and the older children enjoyed themselves swimming and sailing in the small Opti, and the larger Laser, sail boats. Cherokee folks love having a day out at the beach and long dock. It is a chance to visit with their neighbours and the little ones never tire of snorkeling by While the second-home owners and snowbird visitors are beginning to feel the bight of winter cold and wind, we should all be thankful we live in paradise. The tide was up and the temperature a warm of those perfect days. Mini-Fair and Fun Day held for Cherokee SchoolAbove: children playing in Cherokee Sound on October 26 during the PTA fundraiser. On Tuesday, November 12, The Rotary Club of Abaco hosted Rotary District Governor Jeremy Hurst. Mr. Hurst is Governor of District 7020 which includes gin Islands and other Caribbean nations. Also on hand that evening were members of the newly formed Rotaract Club and other guests. The evening event was held at Abaco meal was served as the District Governor addressed Club President Desmond Bootle and the rest of the congregation. He high lighted the importance of engaging Rotary to bring about positive change in the com munity and worldwide. Immediate Past President of the Abaco Rotary Club, Dwayne Wallas, was awarded a Presidential Citation for an outstanding job leading the Club to pursue Peace through Service. The award came as a pleasant surprise, validating the hard work of the Club. The Rotaract Club, a youth arm of the Rotary Club, was also the recipient of an award from the District. Troy Seymour, Rotaract President, was on hand to accept a cheque for $2,600 that will go towards the clubs service project, Project HELP. Project HELP focuses on helping the el derly of the community. Rotaract members go into homes and do care-work. The evening was wrapped up with a memorating the District Governors visit. Lifestyles Abaco Rotary Club hosts District GovernorAbove: DG Jeremy Hurst presents the newly formed Rotaract CLub with a Service Project Grant. Left to right: Abaco Rotary President Desmond Bootle, DG Hurst, Rotaract President Troy Seymour, Rotarian Jo-Ann Bradley and Rotarian Andrew Sands.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 en-GBHOPE TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL TO RUN FERRYS FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND en-GB SUNDAY NIGHT, LEAVING MARSH HARBOUR AT 6:30 RETURNING 11:30. en-GB $15.00 Round Trip CALL ALBURYS FERRY FOR DETAILS. Artist Highlight A 'Crafty' Couple Star CraftsBy Jennifer Hudson Leo Bethel, since retiring from his full time job three years ago, has discov ered that he has quite a talent for 'craft ing.' His wife, Renee, who still works full time as a secretary / art teacher at Agape Christian School, and who shares his love of crafting, says that she has always been naturally artistic. Leo found himself "Doing things I had to do rather than things I wanted to do." This did not sit well with him and he decided that he wanted a hobby to make his time ration from craftsman Roddy Pinder of Spanish Wells who got him interested in pen making. Leo purchased a DVD which he watched several times and, through trial and error, he has now succeeded in perfecting the craft. down to one and a half to two hours. He turns these pens on a lathe and then shapes them using gouges, skews and other tools. Finally he polishes them with special pol ishes to form lovely works of art. So far he has been making only pens using acrylic and wood blanks then adding the mechanical parts but he has now also added propelling pencils which he also sells in sets, plus darts sets. What starts out as an acrylic or wood blank is turned into a beautiful writing implement. The pens are made in a variety of very interesting and beautiful woods such as Olive Wood, Bethlehem, Mahogany, Cocobolo, Zebra Wood, Purple Heart, Redwood and Spaulted Tamarind and also a large selection of very attractive acryl ics in all colours and patterns. Both Leo and Rene make these writing implements, sometimes individually but sometimes as a joint effort. "We sell many twist action pens but our most popular model has a bolt action," says Mr. Bethel. Rene also turns her hand to a large variety of other crafts which include wood native parrots either by painting or wood burning, and mosaic plaques and mirrors made with sea glass. Now that Leo has perfected the craft of his pen and pencil making and has amassed quite a varied collection he is now looking for another fun and exciting way in the New Year he plans to begin making non-motorized model airplanes from these Coca-Cola cans. Both Leo and Rene say how much they enjoy making all of their crafts. So far they have been selling just by wordof-mouth but they are now looking to expand their outlets by entering various craft shows. On November 29 they will be ex the Hope Town Harbour Lodge Arts and Craft show then on December 21 they will be at Petes Pub at Little Harbour for the of January at the Bahamas National Trust Art for the Parks annual show at the Ab aco Beach Resort. Their enterprise is called Star Crafts and Leo and Rene Bethel can be contact ed at telephone 366 2802 or by e-mail at bps39 and holding@yahoo.com or hands off_07@hotmail. com. Above: Leo and Rene Bethel working in their shop. Their budding business, Star Crafts, will be displaying their work in some upcoming art shows.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Together, our Directors, Management, and Sta, send you the Warmest Wishes for this Christmas Season, and Hope your New Year is Sunny and Bright! Rejoice in the Spirit of Christmas which is Peace The Miracle of Christmas which is Hope and The Heart of Christmas which is Love

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Bah Wimax Internet, Voice, DataBAHAMAS WiMAX Deck the Halls and make Video CallsBe sure Santa gets your Christmas list this year. Sign up before December 31st, 2013 and get your first month FREE! Stay connected with Saint Nick's favorite wireless company.

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Pre-K through Grade 6Small Class Sizes & Individualized Instruction shelly.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com www.AngelsAcademyAbaco.com 242-367-2780 shelley.roark@angelsacademyabaco.com Welcomes Royal Harbour Village Suite 102A Marsh Harbour, Abaco (Next to Abaco Gold)Dr. Kristen Darville Pedodontist Specialising in Childrens Dentistry Dr. Ricardo Crawford: General Dentist Dental Implants, Crowns, Restorations, Extractions, Partials & Dentures Giselle Knowles: Dental Hygienist Ph: 242-367-0164 E-mail: AbacoDentalAssociates@gmail.com Creters Bulldogs celebrate championship win with fans By Canishka Alexander Following their historic win at the Bahamas Softball Federation's (BSF) National Round-Robin Tournament last month, the Creters Bulldogs organized a grand celebration on Nov. 16 at the Murphy Town Ball Field inviting fans on Abaco to celebrate with them. Leading up to the event, T-shirts were sold ensuring that all supporters were well represented in their Bulldogs attire. Free food, drinks and entertainment were provided, and a recap of the championship game was shown on the big screen for everyone to enjoy. After 32 years of playing in the soft ball league, the Bulldogs captured the win ning title as The Bahamas National Soft ball Champions on Nov. 3. A delegation of Bahamas Softball event. In attendance were: Burket Dorsett, BSF president; Clifford Butch Scavella, dience and congratulated the Bulldogs on their win. All I can tell them is keep up the good work; next year we just have work to do, he admonished. Certainly, Bulldogs Pitcher Lyle Sawyer is familiar with hard work, and is known to train every day. During the championships, he struck out some of the nations best players when the Bulldogs defeated New Providences Arnettes Sporting Lounge Hitmen 4 -0 in the bronze medal game led by Pitcher in the Round Robin to face Edney The Heat Bethel and the Elnet Excel Elimina tors from Grand Bahama. This game proved to be more chal lenging, but the Bulldogs toppled the Elim inators: 5-3. Lyle struck out 11 players in that game, and earned the Most Valuable Player award. Lyles grandmother Pauline Sawyer was most excited as the Bulldogs No.1 Fan. grandchild, and he went to Nassau and brought it back to Abaco, she boasted. BSF President Burket Dorsett said that any of the six mens softball teams could have won the national championship title, but the Bulldogs just had that extra Sports edge in their game. Dorsett said he was pleased that the championship was able to return to one of the Family Islands. We dont have anything against the New Providence based teams, but it shows the level of improvement in play in The Family Islands, Dorsett explained. Let me just say here that based on what we have seen in the Nationals, theres a pos sibility that three or four players from the Creters Bulldogs would be invited out to the National Team practice and try out for inclusion in the National Team that will be travelling to Argentina in April of next year. The good news didnt end there. During the 2014 Round Robin Tournament, the Creters Bulldogs will be presented with their National Championship rings, and the BSF is looking to host the tournament on Abaco. In his remarks, Clifford Butch Scavella reminded the Bulldogs that all teams would be gunning for them next year. One of the hardest things to do is to stay at the top, and right now the Bull dogs are No. 1 in The Bahamas, Scav ella cheered. Youve got to work, and I encourage Creter [Christopher Roberts] and the Bulldogs to continue to work hard. I am so impressed with Lyle, and I remem ber in my 20s I was able to throw the ball as hard as he can, so I simply want to en courage him to keep on going. Perhaps he is the future for The Ba hamas Softball National Team, so that we can come to be in one, two or three again. So Bulldogs, go for it and congratulations Abaco. Christopher Creter Roberts made a special presentation of the championship game ball to Lyle for his hard work over the years. ment on Nov. 3. Listed as the 2013 Bahamas Softball Champions are Creters Bulldogs players: Andrew Albury; Dillon Albury; Grant Albury; Kaleb Albury; Michael Albury; Jarrod Douglas; Mark Douglas; Willard Gardiner; Alton Janes; Nathaniel Malone; Haziel McDonald; Darren Rogers; Ty ler Russell; Lyle Sawyer; Fred Sweet ing; Brandon Weatherford; and William Weatherford.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Sports Press Release Abaco Swim Club (ASC) travelled with 5 club swimmers to meets in November. The swimmers were: Joshua Wong, Jewel Pinder, Maddox Pinder, Brayden Dam and MacKenzie Dam. Nov 1 2. The Barracuda Family Guard ian Invitational was an exciting meet that saw high points and broken records. 8-andunder competitor, Braden Dam, broke both the 50M breaststroke with 44.31 and the 100M breaststroke with 1:45.53 Jewel Pinder won high point trophy Abaco Swim Club dominates during November swim meetsfor her age group, 9-10 girls. In the 8-andunder boys it was a clean sweep. Brayden Dam took 1st and Maddox Pinder took 2nd. Joshua Wong swam personal bests events. MacKenzie Dam swam all personal bests and conquered the challenging 200M ASC attended the 14th Annual Northern Bahamas Short Course Jr Swimming Championship in Grand Bahama on Nov 16. 13 swimmers attended this one-day meet. It was an early start for the swim mers from Man-O-War, Hope Town and Marsh Harbour. Many of the new swim The youngest and newest on the team, Frye McCoy, successfully swam all Many came home with trophies: 3rd 9-10 girls: Taylor Albury All swimmers had personal bests and placed well overall. 4th 9-10: Roman Pinder 4th 9-10: Katie Sands 16th 9-10: Lilly Albury 3rd 13 & Over girls: Camille Albury Above left to right: Joshua Wong, Brayden Dam, Maddox Pinder, Jewel Pinder, & Mack enzie Dam at the Barracuda Family Guardian Invitational Meet. Left: Brayden Dam who broke two national records. Right: Maddox Pinder who took second in the 8-and-Under Boys. Successful Kayak Challenge held on schedule despite high windsBy Mirella Santillo The third Kayak Challenge, a fund raising event for the Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment, was business sponsorship over last year. Helen Jacobs was the lucky winner (considering by Lightbourn Marine. The event took place, as scheduled, on November 9 in spite of heavy morning showers and strong winds. the forty participants assembled at Petes Pub in Little Harbour, enthusiastically ready to cover the seven miles stretch around the Bight of Old Robinson. People undertaking the challenge were kayakers and paddle-boarders. The route had been changed because strong east winds made it dangerous to get by one of the organizers, Adam Lawrence, the boat captains and their mates, as well as the paddle-boarders, were driven by trucks to the beach where the kayaks had already been assembled. The paddle-boarders left Please see Kayak Page 17

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Lightbourn followed a few minutes later, but they stopped at the paddle-boarders departure site. Three daring sportsmen, Matthew McCoy, Christopher Higgs and Luke Al len, decided to brave the rough seas around the point and kayaked all the way back to Petes Pub. Marjolein Scott, another of the orga nizers and a participant, said that although shorter than last year, the distance was more challenging because of the weather. The event was organized by mem bers of both organizations, which included Kristin Williams, Cha Boyce, Sarah Fair and Ruth Albury all with Friends of the Environment. Heather Moore was the co ordinator for Petes Pub.Marina Gottlieb Book Signing for another close-by area, but the kayak ers took off at around 10:30 am, eventually separating to go left and around the creek. participants had been welcomed by some of the organizers and volunteers who helped them register, reminding them that they could either pay $25.00 with the un derstanding that they would raise $100.00 in pledges or pay the $100.00 in advance. With their contribution they received a complimentary T-Shirt decorated by artist Marjolein Scott. Supporters who wanted to contribute could buy Tshirts and caps for $20.00 as well as mugs with the Friends of The Environment logo for $25.00. SportsKayak From Page 16 In the meantime, people kept arriving to Petes Pub where free Bloody Maries could be had. They socialized around the bar and on the upper deck while waiting for the return of the athletes. were two visitors, Sue Bourke and Mary Jane OHair, who, they said, had little experience in kayaking. They arrived at the departure point at 1:00 pm. They were among the six people who completed the entire course. The other four individual kayakers to return to the starting point were Adam Lawrence, Dr. Buddy Wiles from Virgin ia, Marjolein Scott and James Richard Herminette Jean Noel also returned at 1:00 pm. Anna Albury and Amanda Above: Matthew McCoy, Christopher Higgs and Luke Allen, who decided to brave the Treasure Cay Announces New Format for June CompetitionPress Release ment (TCBT) announces a new date and format for its 31st Annual tournament, June 25-29, 2014. Held at Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an optional Family Fun Day, Kettle of Fish Tournament and Rock the Dock Party on Sunday. Stephen Kappeler, General Man ager, said, We took into consideration that some tournament participants may like to depart on Sunday to return to work on Monday. Plus, scheduling the event after school is out will make it easier for partici pants to include their families. value and social events, the world-class competition attracts teams from around the nament also offers social parties, dinners and fun competitions. The guaranteed cash payout ranges from $10,000 for a mini mum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. The TCBT offers a special bonus of one free room night at the resort or a free day of dockage for registrations made prior to March 31, 2014. The early registrations also receive an entry into a drawing for free tournament dockage for boats up to 60 feet and additional prizes. the Bahamas, Treasure Cay is known for grander-size record-breaking marlin, large cus of the TCBT, the tournament includes Fun Fish Division awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. The Fun Fish Division offers an optional payout rivaling top prizes of by the participants own digital and/or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken. The TCBT is open to the public and center con soles over 30 feet are welcome. In addition to its great food and fam ily social events, the TCBT also raises funds for the children of the Treasure Cay Primary School. Registration for up to six team mem bers, including boat entry, cash prize eligibility, dinners, cocktail parties, team goody bag and room discounts is only $2,950 per team and can be made online at www.treasurecay.com.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: SOLD!!! 3/4 acre beachfront lot at Bight O Bay.. NEW!!! 6,100 sq.ft. lot just 30 from Coco Bay Beach. Short walk to public dock. Power and water. $250,000.00. Great Opportunity! Price Reduction! Twin Palms oers two immaculate attached furnished waterfront townhouses on the Sea of Abaco. Each side mirrors the other with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A/C throughout. Internet and satellite. 2 Kayaks. Mini putts. Newly built 60 dock accommodates 42 boat. .537 acres. Reduced from $1.65m to $1.45.. JUST REDUCED!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $55,000.00. UNDER CONTRACT!!! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Just reduced from B$85,000 to B $59,000.00. NEW!!! 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. NEW!!! Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. PRICE REDUCTION!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$169,900.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00.Two elevated waterfront parcels on the Blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Stunning sunsets. Approximately 1/4 acre each with 85 each on the water. Naturally deep water for a dock. Priced to sell TOGETHER for a total of $ 395,000 + 7 1/2% to close PUBLIC NOTICERe: SUNKEN AND DERELICT-ABANDONED VESSELS IN MARSH HABOUR, HARBOUR AND SURROUNDING CAYS Notice is hereby given to all owners, caretaker, or operators of vessels sunk or abandoned in Marsh Harbour, Harbour or the surrounding Cays to have them removed within fourteen (14) Days. Failure to do so will result in the Port Department removing same at the owners expense. PORT DEPARTMENT P.O. Box AB-20922 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: (242) 367-0038/2934 Fax: (242) 367-0041 Mr. Fred Parker age 61 years of Treasure Cay, Abaco died in Treasure Cay, Abaco on Sat urday, October 5th, 2013. He is survived by his Wife: Nelrose Parker; Chil dren: Bruno and Ginger Parker, Jevaughn & Rico Toote, and Rossanna Parker; Grandchildren: Quishawn Parker, Tayari Ramsay. Jordan Parker and Aletheia Bal four; Brothers: Daniel, Oswald Sr., Calm an, Elton, Cedric, Eric, Wayne, Calvin (Elvern); Sister: Mary Jane Cooper, Doris Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends.Ansula D. McDon ald, 49, of Murphy Town, Abaco, died at PMH on 30th Sept. 2012. She is survived by her husband: Gary McDond; 4 daughters: Ariel, Brittany, An iska & Leshan; 6 brothers: Sean, Shane, Mario, Kenneth, Alex & Shawn; 2 sisters: Janet & Charmaine & a host of other rela Remembering Family and Friends tives & friends. Funeral Service for Mr. Edyson Blend ers Davis age 63 years, Resident of Moores Island Abaco, was held on Saturday November 16th 2013, at 11am, at Greater Bethels Native Baptist Church, Pastor Preston Knowles, assisted by Pastor Anthony Williams, Interment followed at the Public Cemetery, Moores Island Abaco. Cherished memories will linger a life time in the hearts of his wife, Rosamae Davis, three (3) daughters, Dianne, Darlene & Driscol Davis, two (2) sons, Edison Davis Jr., & Demollar Davis (pre-deceased), seven (7) grand-children, Tristian Knowles, Taj Rolle, Twanesha Lightbourne, Amari Russell, Pedria Burrows, Sasha & Shania Davis, parents, Leonie Davis & Laban Da vis (pre-deceased), three (3) sisters, Violet Hield, Rozena Swain & Mispah Davis, one (1) daughter-in-law, Merlinda Davis, three (3) brothers-in-law, Rodney, Weldon & Ollie Davis, eight (8) sisters-in-law, Sylvia Outten, Ludeen McDonald, Tarsha Wallace, Eloise Wells (pre-deceased), Shanell Gierzewski, Sonamae, Julie & Molly Davis, six (6) brothers-in-law, Joshua & Peter Swain, Lavardo Wallace, Andrew Gierze wski, Thomas Hield & Clarence Outten, two (2) aunts, Edith Clarke & Jennie Stu art (pre-deceased), one (1) uncle, Edward (21) nephews and many other relatives & friends. A memo rial service to honour and celebrate the life of Jea nette Louise Higgs (ne Lowe) will be held on December 25, 2013 in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Jeanette would often recite her trea sured memories of Marsh Harbour and the summer she spent there as a young girl. Following an extended illness, Jea nette passed away peacefully on November 20, 2013 at West Hills Hospital in the San Fernando Valley, California, where she had resided for the past 40 years; she was 82 years old. Jeanette is survived by her three daughters: Daphne Louise Lombardo, Sylvia Mary Russell, and Susan Jeanette Gou Lauren Knowles, Michelle Russell, and Tyler and Karen Goulet; two great-grand daughters: Sierra and Eden Cartwright; her sister: Lassie Bullington; niece: Nancy Bingaman; sons-in-law: Anthony Lombardo and Larry Russell; grandsons-inlaw: Andrew Cartwright and Desmond Knowles as well as her extended family in the Bahamas and abroad. The family is deeply grateful for your prayers and encouragement for Jeanette during her last illness. Dar lene Patri cia Sawyer was born on August 17th, 1952 in Chero keee Sound, Abaco to Le land and Eula Roberts. Mr. Leland was a familiar mail boat Captain for a number of years who met and married Ms. Eula Sands from Man-O-War Cay and brought her back to his home in Cherokee Sound. They had seven children in all, four girls (one was lost in childbirth) and three boys. Darlene left school at 14 and was a great help to her mother who taught her the basics of being a good wife and home maker and she soon married her child hood sweetheart Daniel Sawyer when she reached 16 years of age (who developed throat cancer and preceded her in death by nearly two years almost to the day). The union never produced any children, but they were both well loved by their nephews and nieces, whom they treated as if they were their own and did all they could to assist in their up-bringing. A little over ten years ago she and Daniel were afforded the opportunity of adopting a little girl named Tyler who brought purpose and additional love into their lives. Sadly she has now lost them both, but hopefully will carry along what they taught her as she continues her journey through life. I know she will miss them both. For a short time in the mid-1980s they ran the Cherokee Auto and Boat Ha ven, and even ventured into a restaurant in Cherokee called Dans Place. But Dan Please see Obits Page 19

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 soon returned to repairing automobiles which he enjoyed and worked at Franks place behind the Shell Gas Station in Marsh Harbour for many years. Darlene focused her efforts on her family and community and was always ready to assist whenever and wherever she was needed. As a good cook, as many Cherokee women are, she always had something cooking on the stove when out-of-towners dropped by for a visit. Somewhere along the way, both their lives changed and they found God. Daniel became an Assistant Pastor in the local Assemblies of God Church working with the church members and the mens visiting ministry group and Darlene took over the womens ministry group arranging various functions for them to become involved in. She must have read her Bible every day because many at tested to the fact they she could quote chap ter and verse of many scriptures by heart. She worked hard at anything she did and continued this work ethic, right up the time when she became too ill to continue in late June of this year. At that time her family and friends days. She died at home in her own bed on October 13, 2013. She leaves behind two two brothers, Freeman and Audley Roberts. A third brother Elvis predeceased her by just a little over two months. She also leaves behind a host of other family mem bers and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Remembering Family and Friends Obits From Page 18 Ruth Kenyon was an early visionary of Abacos poten tial when she Hope Town in 1954. She was a founding member of New Hope on Elbow Cay, later renamed the Elbow Cay Club. She was lat er instrumental in the founding of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and a pioneer in the successful Abaco Inn. Her presence was warmly remem bered at a memorial gathering in her mem ory at the Abaco Inn in the afternoon of November 23, 2013. Hotel and restaurant staff who grew up under her leadership spoke of the training they received on serv ing guests. Waitresses at many area res staff by the precise but informal service they gave. Ruth Kenyon Traughton passed away on June 2, 2013, in South Africa where she moved in later life with her husband Jere my. Her ashes were scattered in the waters off the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and the Abaco Inn where she spent so many enjoyable days. Her legacy continues with family and friends perpetuating her goodwill throughout the area. Lifestyles By Keora Archer On Oct. 29, the Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated Founders Day at Leannies Restaurant in the tranquil settlement of Crossing Rocks. Pilots and their guests came from near and far to recognize the beginnings of this outstanding organi zation. This grand event was hosted by Membership Coordinator, Lauren Riviere. During the Founders Day Pro gramme, Pilot members recited the Pilot Pledge, the Founders Day Proclamation was read and the Pilot October birthday celebrants were recognized before a scrumptious meal was served. The night climaxed with the First Pilot and Anchor History Trivia Competition. The brave and courageous competi tors were Pilot Gwen Sawyer, Pilot Keora Archer, Pilot Stacey Dean, and Pilot Pres ident Christine Lightbourne. After four challenging and exciting rounds of Pilot and Anchor History questions, the judges Pilot Augustine Williams, Pilot Charlamae Fernander, and Head Judge Pilot Carlene Farquharson announced Pilot Keora Archer as the champion of the Trivia Com petition. Pilot International recognizes Oct. 18 as Founders Day, in honour and memory of Elizabeth Leonard of Macon, Georgia, who on Oct. 18, 1921, together with 40 other local leaders established this dynamic ganizations mission is to further Pilot Internationals humanitarian efforts by chari table, educational and research programs, through friendship and service.Pilot Club of Abaco celebrates Founders Day Above: Pilot Club of Abaco members celebrated Founder's Day on Oct. 29 in honour of Elizabeth Leonard and 40 other leaders who founded the dynamic club in Macon, Ga.on Oct. 18, 1921.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 Across 3. Fast shark 5. Florida an example of this; land surrounded by three sides 9. very important and timely 12. Four of these are found on a car 13. US holiday celebrated with turkey 15. Locomotive 16. Largest Bahamian island 18. Aquatic jewelry 21. Landmass surrounded by water 22. Communication by dots and dashes 25. Newly renovated Cherokee church. 26. Relaxing stretch of sand 29. Less than an hour more than a second. 30. Creative espression 33. Inky mollusc 35. Lighthouses put an end to this once-common Bahamian industry 37. Bahamian geography 39. A fruit and a colour 40. Power from the Sun. 43. Necessary to mail a letter 45. This Loyalist recaptured The Bahamas in 1783 46. A constricting snake and a fashion piece 47. Reptile found in Exuma. 48. Famous Joyce novel. Down 1. Queen of Bahamian cuisine 2. Pilots a ship 4. Formerly Como, highest point in Bahamas 7. These Bulldogs just won the National Softball Tournament. 8. A festival celebrates this Bahmian produce 10. A colour; a branch of military. 11. National bird 14. famous plumber 17. Christmas Saint 19. This animal Never forgets 20. large body of fresh water 23. These fossils are found in Abaco blue holes 24. When T oters come to your party, they usually bring this. 26. John, Paul, George and Ringo 27. Largest rodent in the world. 28. This stone helped unlock ancient languages 31. He could T each you something about pirates 32. Stringy old Bahamian industry 34. Remnants of a meteor strike. 36. This underwater Bimini feature is said to be proof of Atlantis 38. Holds boats in one place 41. Pig onomatopoeia 42. Closest star 44. Famous for swimming in The Bahamas As an apology to our avid crossword enthusiasts, here is a JUMBO puzzle to make up for the mistake from last issue. Enjoy, and thanks for reading The Abaconian

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2013 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 Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! 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! 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 Abaco Judo Club takes top medal count in international competitionPress Release Abaco Judo Club stunned the entire Caribbean Region by winning 4 GOLD, 2 SILVER, 1 BRONZE and TOP ATHLETE at the XIII Barbados International Invitational tournament on November 23rd in Bridgetown, Barbados. This tournament is the premier Carib bean event and attracted over 100 of the region. Abaco sent four of its top under-18 year olds to represent The Bahamas and these young men were exceptional representatives for The Bahamas and Abaco. Winning at this tournament was very important because the International Judo Federation (IJF) now demands that only national champions (all four Abaco gional medalists are allowed to compete at the Continental level events stated Sensei Albert Lill. so good in practice that I entered him in his correct weight division AND the next higher weight group. He won silver in his proper division and then wiped out 4 top the GOLD in the heavier group, enthused Sensei. Desmondo Bootle faced the toughopponents in a reverse/inverse arm bar forcing his opponent to tap out and defeat combination of attack sequences and then a vicious throw said Head Coach Parotti. Jonathan Strachan won SILVER in his weight category and was chosen to international tournament and gained the instant respect of all his peers and their Sportscoaches. Desmond Bootle fought several tough matches and prevailed for GOLD with a great match over Guyana. Abaco Judo Club easily won the most gold medals and total medal count of all teams, and together with their older team members from Nassau, propelled The Bahamas to Third overall medal count even though other countries had twice to three The Club would like to shout out a huge thank you to everyone who supported the team. While all coaches and Sensei pay their own way and volunteer all their time, sending Abacos youth to interna tional events would not be possible without the communitys most generous contribu tions. By Timothy Roberts In week two of the Abaco Youth Football Associations (AYFA) Flag Football Season there was great excitement and Flag Football Week Two competition with all teams playing at the 16. Please see Football Page 23

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December 1, 2013 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALECentral Pines 2,000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, home for sale on big corner lot. Well only. Call 475-8475 Casuarina, For sale by owner, Lot # 100, across the street from the canal, 75x160. Asking $45,000. Call 367-3472. Serious in quiries only! Casuarina Point, south Abaco, 2 bed, 1 bath house, one minute walk from the beach. Wa ter & elec included. Only $800 p/m. Call Mr. Wheeler at 376-6447, 225-2344 or 475-7116 Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,000/mon. Ph. 225-3211 Great Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath, turn key access to sea. $2200/month. Call 554-9872 Guana Executive Rental, 2 bedroom, fully quipped and furnished. $1300, includes cable. Call 904-982-2762 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED to $279,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Scotland Cay, Abacos Private Island. Mag home, 1 acre on the Abaco Sea, private dock, beautifully furnished, 3 golf carts, 45kw die sel generator, landing rights on pvt runway, available. Also available, beautiful lot and boat slip in the pvt marina, by owner 561-254-8648 planesystems@gmail.com SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY VEHICLES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color high light on wording, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242-367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Parker 2501 center console, Volvo Penta 5.7L V8 inboard/outboard, well maintained, good working order. $25,000 OBO 365-6237, 365-6235 Evinrude Re-Power Orphans, Two Evinrude Direct Injection 175hp. 250+/hours on each. One owner, perfectly maintained. Excellent & frugal operating. $5,850 ea. Jimmy at Roberts Marine (242) 375-8758 29 2009 lightning built by formula boat, with twin 250 Yamaha, Gamin GPS, sound system very loud, fast and very dry off shore boat, price $47,600. Call 577-6434 31 Tiara, 1990, Duty paid. Tuna tower. Needs engine wk. $10k obo. Truman major HT (242) 366-0101. Peggy FL (561) 789-3996 Abaco Powerline Construction Co. Special izes in: overhead & underground power line construction, bucket truck & truck rentals, drill holes, tree trimming & more. Call 475-2905 or email: dalepmills@hotmail.com GMC Flat Bed Crane, all in working order. Offers call 242-554-8663 2000 Ford F350, 4x4 extended 4 door cab, power/stroke diesel, one very careful owner from new, seat covers from new, service his tory, immaculate throut, new tyres, drive as brand new, no knocks or rattles! $23,500 2002 Mercedez Benz, leather interior, A/C. Call 357-6751 Change Preparatory School is seeking a Nurs ery Caregiver. Interested persons can contact the school at 367-2973 Frigidaire 20.6 cubic foot upright freezer, Energy Star compliant, frost free, digital control, almost new $995. Call David 577-0263 Over/Under 12 Gauge Shotgun, $500 OBO. Please call 359-6978 In Senior Division competition the games were hotly contested and AYFA ral season. taking an early lead, the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs held off the Man-O-War Ma kos winning by a touchdown 28 to 20. In the wildly competitive second game the Wildhawgs and Green Turtle Cay Falcons battled in a close game which was forced into overtime. The Wildhawgs defense held and Bailey McBride hit on a deep pass to Kale Pinder to secure the OT win. In the third senior division game the Falcons pulled ahead of the Makos and took the game by two touchdowns with a score of 29 to 14. In the Junior Division the Wildhawgs faced off against the Makos and taking a ished the game 33-13. In the second game for the Juniors the Falcons took an early lead and did not look back leaving the Wildhawgs behind by ten 40. Juniors the Falcons again held an impres sive lead and defeated the Makos 48 to 19. SportsFootball From Page 22

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