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March 1, 2014 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 22 NUMBER 04 March 1 2014 Whats Inside Aircraft rams police vehicle as passengers attempt escape A7Olympic Gold medalist visits Abaco B1Letters to the Editor A9Century-old home moved in Green Turtle Cay A11 en A lot of Abaconians go to college abroad. But what about to China? B14The Reef Ball rocked Elbow Cay A14en Is the new airport open? A22Fire up the Foundry! Johnston Studios awarded Sir Pindling contract A16 Whats HappeningMarch 1: Little Harbour Nautical Flea Market ers FundraisersMarch 21-22: Barefoot man ConcertMarch 21-24: Great Ab aco Family Fitness Week endMarch 26-29: Devour! The BeachApril 5-6: Homer Lowe RegattasCommunity Calendar A8 Man O War Flea Market brings crowd to cay Abaco feels the Love Rush Sports and business developments on the way North Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry, revealed that plans are underway for a Technical Vocational school to come to Abaco and that the Sports Complex and Swim Center are proceeding. He said the Abaco Sporting Complex is still in progress and that with the upcom ing softball tournament this summer he is hopeful that it will be completed in time for that. Mr. Curry said that the sports complex and the swim center will be a private/ public partnership in which the government and private sector will together fund the project. We already have partners for the sporting complex and the swim center and we are looking for others to come forward and support this investment in youth and sport in Abaco, he said. It shows these businesses are very interested in the devel opment of their communities. When these facilities are completed Mr. Curry says he will push very hard for an Abaco Games where every communi ty will come together and compete in multiple sports disciplines. We could bring he said, and do the games maybe every two years and invite international scouts from various sports to watch our athletes compete. Mr. Curry is also presently seeking a location to house a technical school he will partner with from Grand Bahama. He Please See Development Page 6

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend impresses Thousands of visitors and locals came together to enjoy yet another grand display of colours, rhythm and dancing on Febru ary 21 and 22 as the annual Love Rush Junkanoo parade concluded with two three-time winners. The Spring City RockForest Heights Academy took First in the Junior Category. On Saturday night for the third time straight, under the theme Indian Celebra place winning in all categories except group performance. They also won despite a 300 point penalty for a late start. The Rockers started up front with an impressive, and extremely large, ban ner piece which featured Indian totems, followed by another massive piece with a canoe and colorful decorations depicting nature surrounding it. Both pieces had dif ing wires, but managed to travel the circuit well enough in the end. The rest of the group followed in a stunning display of Indian themed cos tumes coupled with nicely choreographed dancing supported by a strong and talented music section. The Green Turtle Cay Lil Island Slammers put on a spectacular show to the theme of Ancient Arabia including an impressive large scorpion piece. The group, which won the Group Performance, gave an overall great performance. Tony Davis, Chairman of the All Central & All Abaco Abaco Junkanoo Committee, said a special thanks to all Abaco for helping to host yet another successful Love Rush weekend. Ishmael Stretch Morley, Abaco Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, was pleased with the way the weekend event went and thanked all those who took part and supported. to pull the event together and he thanked the sponsors for making it all possible in cluding the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their major sponsor, Burns House Limited. Mr. Davis said this year they had an amazing turnout for the Junior Junkanoo parade which included a few schools par cially pleased to see Grace Baptist PreSchool and Grand Cay High School wowed

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Urban Renewal taking steps in right direction through community outreach Urban Renewals Central Abaco Offor an elderly resident living in Dundas Town on Feb. 17. Sandy Boodle explained that they had to gain consent from him be fore doing the clean-up, and that after they were completed, he was greatly apprecia tive. We were more than happy to assist because this is what Urban Renewal does, Boodle explained. We have a very good working team, so there are more things to come in the community. Boodle was joined by Ernestine Al bury; Anita Reckley; and Weldon Davis, who are Urban Renewal facilitators. She said that they have also joined forces with Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith and Police Con stable 3203 Kenton Clarke of the Marsh Boodle said it is important for the po lice to be a part of their efforts because they are diligent in what they do and they are familiar faces in the community. In addition to clean-up campaigns, the facilitators are required to carry out as sessments in the community. According to the Royal Bahamas Po lice Forces Web site, the Urban Renewal 2.0 Program is a direct response to past and current problems facing a number of inner city communities in the Bahamas such as crime, poor housing conditions, joblessness, illiteracy, homelessness, and other social ills that contribute to crime and anti-social behavior. Moving forward, they plan to orga nize soup kitchens to feed the hungry. Urban does not stop; there is a wide spectrum of things that we do, she em phasized. We are foot soldiers and are out here getting things done. What people turn a blind eye to, we see. While many of their projects have fo cused on the elderly, Boodle said that Urban Renewal also looks to work with the youth. She said it is important to keep the youth focused and work with them to build communities. We are moving forward at a good pace, and there will be bigger and better things to come, Boodle assured. Earlier in the month, the Urban Re newal Team organized a walk-a-bout that took place in Hope Town. Sandy Boodle and Ernestine Albury were joined by Inspector Gregory Barr, Sgt. Hubert Smith and Corporal Hugo Nesbitt, who is sta tioned in Hope Town. A general meeting was held for the Urban Renewal team on Feb. 26 at the Dundas Town Burial society to discuss up coming projects. The Urban Renewal Central Abaco hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone contact: 699-2247. Marsh Harbour Town Committee -12 FebruaryMinistry of Works Engineer Wil liam Krezel was invited to discuss issues with the Marsh Harbour Town Committee members. Topics included the multitude of potholes and the lack of patch materials, demolishing construction in the immigrant communities, removing derelict houses and other issues. Mr. Krezel is soon going to his Ministry in Nassau and hoped to return with answers. One derelict house has been removed and steps are underway to remove two others, one being the burned out house re mains across from Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. Spring City is asking for a cemetery and higher ground is being looked into on the turn-off to Snake Cay An earlier site found ground water only two feet below the surface.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com North Abaco MP plans public transportation North Abaco Minister of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry said he is undertaking plans to im plement public transportation infrastructure for the mainland of Abaco as many persons commute daily from the far ends of the island. He noted that persons from Coopers Town and even as far as Crown Haven often hike or carpool daily to get to jobs located in Central Abaco and he would like system in place to help those persons. I said the school presently works with BOR other industrial businesses to provide skills training and a labour pool for those compa nies to be able to draw from. I want to bring the same thing here, but have it tailor made for Abaco, he said. We can have them assist in marine tour guides so we can ensure people are He also believes it will equip persons with the skills they need to be able to start their own businesses and take advantage of untapped ideas. We have a natural ability to be able to do things we just need to be encouraged and enabled to do it, he said. The technical school will work in conjunction with the National Training Agency to get our people proper training. Central & All Abaco Development From Page 1 have had a number of inquiries into a bus system running from down there, Mr. Curry said. He said even tourists could make use of such a bus system as it can be chal lenging to catch a taxi from the airport to Treasure Cay or other communities in the north. With a well-structured bus system he said. Weve already begun by putting in bus stops in a couple of locations on S. C. Bootle Highway; one is at the corner of the south-side dock road and the other across from the new Mini-hospital in Marsh Har bour. We envision having the bus system for those who cant catch rides, or even cient way to get here, he said. Its tough to afford gas. With many who work at these larger investment properties like Bakers Bay, I felt I needed to ensure that they had as easy access as possible to get here. Colonoscopy procedure performed on Abaco for On Feb. 15, three patients made history on Abaco after undergoing the islands Medical Centre (IMC) in Treasure Cay. Dr. Gemma Rolle, a gastroenterolo gist and consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital, facilitated the procedure. Dr. Rolle was assisted by Dr. Sy Pierre, an anesthesiologist; and Warren Young, endos copy tech assistant, who took biopsies and applied abdominal pressure when needed during the procedure. Warning signs that a colonoscopy may be needed are: changes in bowel movements; blood in the stool; constipa tion; and unexplained abdominal pain. Screening guidelines determine that patients should have a colonoscopy done at age 50 for men and women. However, she said that she was pleased with the results that day noting that all of the procedures went well. Colonoscopies in general are lowrisk procedures with each procedure taking on average about 30 minutes, Dr. Rolle colonoscopy is being done at this centre, and perhaps in Abaco as far as I under stand, and it went fairly well. Colonoscopies require the patient to be sedated, and after the procedure is completed, the patient is awakened and is somewhat alert. Patients are monitored for 45 minutes to an hour and can eat or drink lightly initially to allow any remaining air in the bowels to be released. In general, patients are walking out the door right after the procedure, Dr. Rolle boasted. If biopsies are taken during the pro of what was removed, patients must follow up with their primary physician with the results of their pathology report. After a screening colonoscopy where polyps are removed, the endoscopist makes a recommendation for another colonoscopy Colonoscopies are covered by insur ance. Back in January of this year, Dr. Rolle attended Integrated Medicals recent Medical Symposium and Grand Opening in Treasure Cay. During her presentation, Dr. Rolle said that while there are a num ber of screening methods available, colonoscopy is the gold standard because polyps, which have the potential of leading to cancer, can be detected and removed at the same time. North Abaco Treasure Cay Art League presentation to On Sunday, March 9, the Treasure Cay Art League will be presenting an art show from 2pm until 5pm. The show will take place at Virginia and Bernard Currys garden. Complimentary wine and hors doeuvres will be served. the Treasure Cay Primary Schools Art Program.

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March 1, 2014 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 Celebrity chefs to dish it up at Devour! The Beach in Green Turtle Americas hottest chefs will descend on Green Turtle Cay for a three-day oceanside food extravaganza. From March 2629, 2014, the remote-island paradise will Beach festival. The threeday event features extraordinary culinary events led by celebrity chefs from Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Ottawa and Halifax. Visitors to the island will have countless opportunities to not only enjoy the food of some of their favourite interna tional chefs, says Adam Showell, Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina owner. They will get to relax and play alongside them in a famously hospitable, tropical environment that was once featured on Life styles of the Rich and Famous. The mouthwatering menu of activities can only be matched by the location. Stun ning Green Turtle Cay, an island just three miles in length, is reached by the quaint Bolo ferry Service. The Green Turtle Club and Marina sits on a picturesque harbor surrounded by some of the most spectacu lar beaches in the world. This new annual festival is a wonderful opportunity for The Bahamas to grow its global reputation for hosting international epicurean events, says Wyn some Ferguson, manager of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The Abacos and Green Turtle Cay are the picture-perfect next big thing in culinary tourism. The Cays Food and wine lovers will enjoy two themed gala dinners from a classic sixcourse French cuisine to the best in panAmerican cooking, various activities for ing and diving to chef beach cookouts to wine and culinary demonstrations. the stars. All served up by celebrated chefs Jean Joho from Chicago/Los Angeles, Mi chael Blackie from Ottawa, Tom Fleming from Dallas, Craig Flinn from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Clevelands Eric Wil liams. The Host Chef is Michael Howell, Executive Chef of The Green Turtle Club Michael Palij, MW (Master of Wine from Oxford, England) is the worlds lead ing authority on wines from Italy and will also serve up wine pairings, tastings and seminars for the inner-sommelier in every one. ing as it sounds. Make time to unwind and drink in the local culture. A limited num are available now. Single event tickets will be available on February 6. Visit www.de vourthebeach.com for more information on passes, tickets and travel. by a small team of culinary event profes sionals led by Executive Director, Michael Howell, and Managing Director, Lia Rinal The Food Film Fest. It is an internation that takes place annually in November in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.Dominican and Haition nationals attempting illegal entry in Sandy Point captured as aircraft crashes into police jeepOn Feb 23, at 6:45pm a twin engine Aztec Piper landed on the airstrip in Sandy Point. The aircraft was carrying a group of illegal immigrants. The aircraft was met by police as it landed. In an attempt to avoid capture, the pilot of the aircraft rammed the police jeep. Abaco Superintendent of Police, Noel Curry, said the police were acting on intel ligence provided by New Providence and were set to capture the pilot and passengers when they touched down. When the air the plane and instructed the pilot to stop. It was then that, according to Supt. Curry, the pilot intentionally crashed the plane into the approaching police vehicle. were treated. When the aircraft stopped, seven ille gal immigrants as well as the pilot attempt ed to escape by running into the bushes. Police arrested four Dominican nationals and three Haitian nationals, includ ing a toddler. Police believe the pilot to be a Baha mian. A manhunt is underway for the pilot. Supt. Curry has indicated that the pilots identity is known to Police. The passengers were transported to New Providence for processing. Supt. Curry commented that the aircraft likely originated from Jamaica or Haiti, but it was still being determined. South Abaco New photography book published on the bird life of Abaco A spectacular new photographic book on the birds of Abaco has just been pub lished by The Delphi Club. The 272-page, large-format, hardhamas and features more than 160 species of birds found in Abaco and its outer cays, including several species that are unique to The Bahamas. Included are several very rare birds, not least the elusive Kirtlands Warbler and two species never previously recorded, let alone photographed, in The Bahamas Swainsons Hawk and the Black-browed Albatross. All the 300-plus photographs, with out exception, were taken on Abaco. And many were taken by talented guests from the Delphi Club itself, which is located in the pristine wilderness of south Abaco and overlooks a beautiful Atlantic beach called Rolling Harbour. The books, which weigh over 4lbs each, have been produced to the highest of standards and were printed in Italy by one Please see Birds Page 15

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk //Rake & Scrape 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, Lee Pinderen Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Abacos most complete newspaper.2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 321688,000 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/VISACommunity Calendar(See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) en Grillout en en en Of all things in Bahamian sic to be one of the most endear ing. At its best, Rake & Scrape is a liberating form of music. Rake & Scrape springs from a time when our ancestors had very lit tle, especially fancy instruments. But it was also cultivated in a time when our forefathers aspired for so much more. A simple saw and spoon could become a gateway of soul. As music it is both raucous and harmonious. Its a blending of what we once lacked and what we strived for. We wanted to hear music, so we made it in the toolshed. In many ways Rake & Scrape represents Bahamians as a people. We found a way to express ourselves even when we lacked traditional instruments. It shows our resourcefulness. It shows our earnestness, and pride, in that we would master such a ridicu lous instrument. It shows that we can make-do and still achieve something beautiful. But these days Rake & Scrape is mostly treated as a gimmick. Its something to throw into a performance for the tourists to enjoy. Dont get me wrong, many still incorporate Rake & Scrape into their performances masterfully, but how often have you seen a bored musician scrape away while a CD of Greatest Hits played in the background. Weve grown lazy on the accomplishments of the previ ous generations. Our culture, hard-fought and hard-won, has become a gimmick to us. The te nacity of those whove gone be fore us seems to have been buried with them. These days we seem to do very little else except play over their already-recorded CDs. I think its time this current generation made some new noise. The residents of the Family Islands, and Abaco in particular, still have a potent strand of the Rake & Scrape mentality in us. Doing for ourselves. Not wait ing on handouts, yet not turning down hand-me-downs. We are tough. Fighters. Doers. So it is ridiculous that we just sit back when we know things must be done. for our children, businesses, en vironment and culture. And we out every day and mumbling at the television as ZNS recalls all the bad things happening in the country. We need to force the good things to happen. We need to make the music ourselves. Even if it means getting unconvention al. Even if it means little bit of Rake & Scrape.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 We Have Moved Office!You can nd us in the Insurance Management Building, Accross form Memorial Plaza, Queen Elizabeth Drive. Letters to the Editor Missing Our Visits to the Treasure Cay Citrus FarmDear Editor, For many years my friends and I have enjoyed afternoon vis its to the old citrus farm at Trea sure cay just to see the various sights and to see what fruits and veggies are being planted and to tour the facility. This is no longer possible. On a recent visit we were abruptly turned away by staff who stated that this is private property. They said no outsiders allowed. From the brief glimpse we had, we could see they were not growing veggies: more like to bacco plants or something simi lar. If anyone knows anything would appreciate knowing. Those visits are greatly missed. Thank you MichaelWe must demand betterDear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space to air this grievance. Though this may seem like an old issue being dredged up again, it is absolutely ridiculous that there is no simple access to the Minis ter of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. Its unbelievable to me that this man receives $1,500 per is there a discernable number to call. The stipend is given for the able to call or visit. I know it at his house and you can reach him there; however, most people have no idea where he lives and no one really supposes that his home number is the same as his So why is there no clearly using his home what is he doing with the $1,500 that he receives Further, what is he doing with the capital stipend he re years ago it was $100,000 per constituency. Why should this even be a question that needs For close to seven years it seems we have lacked represen tation in the House of Assembly and quite frankly we deserve some answers; we deserve rep resentation. Where is his voice on the lack of maintenance and slow Where is his voice on the constant delays stopping our new International Airport Terminals opening and holding back the Where is his voice on the undesired tax reform of Value Where is his voice on the unhindered progress of shanty Why do we as a people continue to simply accept failed rep Stephen R.In Response to Editorial Mythical CreaturesDear Editor, Thanks for having the sheer With genuine sincerity, I stand and salute you. Stan S.Airport VS RoadsDear Editor, I think a contest should be held between a date for comple tion of the airport and the road to the ferry dock. Buy a ticket with your date and choice. Proceeds split be tween a winner and a charity of the winners choice. Likely not legal, but just a thought. Bet you a lot of tickets would be purchased. -B.W.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 The annual Man O War Flea Market, held this year on February 15, brought loads of people to the small Cay. Many arrived by ferry throughout the morning. This year the weather had collaborated and it was under blue skies. With a refreshing breeze on their faces the bargain hunters did their shopping. As usual, there was something for everyone whether it was picture frames, books, pastries, homecooked food, white elephants items, plants and jewelry. This year there was even a very informative demonstration in wood turning by Mr. Philip Sands. Children were occupied on the bouncing castle or racing soldier crabs and adults crowded around the stands, particularly the The Cays Man O War Flea Market brings crowd to cayfood stand manned by parents where fried chicken, chicken souse, peas n rice and macaroni & cheese were lunch favorites. with friends and acquaintances. The Pantry also had its line of fol tween an assortment of breads, cakes and pastries, as well as jams and dips. The Man O War Garden Club boast ed a luscious display of ornamentals, herbs and salads as well as sour oranges that could also be found at several locations on the island. A glass beads stand attracted a lot of ladies interested in Pandora bracelet beads or heart pendants. The building holding the white elephant sale was packed with peo ple. There cheap bargains could be found on clothes, handbags, purses, hardware items, bric a brac or home decor, most of them for under $10.00. No wonder this years takings broke the previous years records. The Friends of Abaco Animals had their sale under the gazebo; there too books, clothes and decorations items could be found at a bargain price, the proceeds go to help neuter and spay cats and dogs. As usual, there was a constant crowd around the silent auction stand as peo ple wrote their offers and continuously checked if they were out-bid for such en ticing lots as lunches at Sea Spray, Petes Pub, Jaimes Place or Crackers Peas to mention a few, or a deal for inter-island travel on Alburys Ferry, or help with their hardware needs at Standard Hardware, Abaco Hardware or Corner Value. A winner could ship merchandise with Tropical Shipping or spend two nights at the Conch Inn, had his/her teeth taken care of by Dr. Norman Cove or a back problem handled by Dr. Koch, not to mention a multitude of other great lots. The bulk of the crowd was returning on the 1:30 ferries, some to the Union Jack dock, others to the Eastern dock, most of them with a treasure to carry back home, silent auction results were announced. Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in Hope Town will feature original works by local watercolour artist Brigitte Bowyer at a wine and cheese reception on Wednes day, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 pm. The exhibition will continue through April 9. All are welcome. Brigitte Bowyer is a watercolour painter with a special touch. This is due to the wet-on-wet technique she uses in many of her paintings. This is not the predict able kind of painting most people remem ber when they think of this medium, but a vibrant, loose and fun presentation. The artist strives to evoke emotions and memories in the viewer and feels that as an artist she is an entertainer, and there fore cannot live without an audience. Prepare to be entertained by this art ist's exhibition of turquoise seas and vi brant tropical colours at Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in the heart of Hope Town. prize, a round trip ticket on Cherokee Air, was Briana Sweeting of Cherokee Sound. Sue Sweeting from Man O War won the iPad Mini, the second prize. There were too many silent auction items to list all the buyers, but one of the best items, a small sail boat dinghydonated by David and Carol Pahl from Hope Townwas bought by Dr. Leo Landhus for his grandchildren. David and Dorothy King, new second home owners, bought the wooden barra cuda painted by Man O War artist, Pam Smith. The schools Art Teacher, Patricia Farrel bought many lots, among them a voucher from Tropical Shipping. This year again, the Flea Market was a great success. According to the schools Principal, Mrs. Kelly Janes, The Pantry, The Man O War Garden Club booth and the Parents food stand did extremely well. She expressed her gratitude towards the many volunteers and contributors, es pecially to Nancy and Michael Albury and Lu Ann Goode. The proceeds will help the primary school to pay for some of its needs such as improvements, buying learning material, trips, among other needs. Watercolour exhibition and reception to be held at Hummingbird Cottage

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Cays This property has been in my family for nearly 100 years. Prior to September 1932 my great-grandparents, Herman and May Curry, and their three daughters lived in a large, two-story home there. It had four bedrooms, including two upstairs with large dormer windows. Below the house was a cellar where and provide relief from the heat, the dining room and kitchen were situated in a sepa rate structure behind the main house. But September 5, 1932 brought the egory 5 hurricane. It destroyed most of the buildings on Green Turtle Cay, including the Curry family home. Herman and May were left to rebuild a house with nothing more than the materi als they could salvage from the rubble. My grandmother remembered watching her mother pull on overalls and climb the steep roof to nail shingles. Even today, there are signs within the cottage of its humble heritage. The wall boards vary randomly in width and length. Strange notches in the kitchen ceil ing beams serve no purpose in the current structure. And not surprisingly, the house Historic home moved in GTC sor. Pa Herman passed away in 1958, and soon after, Ma May moved to Nassau to be near her daughters and grandchildren. After her death in 1984, the little house by the ferry sat empty most of the time and by the turn of the century, it was shuttered year-round. Tom to Green Turtle Cay in 2005, the house was in disrepair. Its concrete foot ings were beginning to crumble, the paint had peeled, and without a protective coat ing, the wood siding was wearing away. A the interior walls water-stained. Please see House Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS Tom and I offered to purchase the house and restore it, but as is often the case, the various relatives who owned the property had different ideas about what to do with it. Thats when our friends Mark and Caroljean Lowe stepped in to help. With the long-term fate of the house still up in the air, they offered to make some immedi ate repairs and protect it from further dete rioration in the interim, while using it for their golf cart rental company Kool Karts. Well always be grateful to Mark and Caroljean for seeing the cottage through those years of uncertainty. Finally, by 2012, the various family members were all in support of our offer to buy it, and Tom and I completed the purchase. Our journey toward restoring Fish Hooks took an unexpected detour when we learned that the crane we hoped would move the cottage was out of commission, and nobody knew how long repairs would take. Needless to say, the weekend of the move was a stressful one for Tom and me. We wondered if, despite our months of planning and anticipation, we might leave Green Turtle Cay without moving the house at all. Then, on Monday, Jason had a word with local contractor, Wade Cash. Wade agreed to bring his crew by on Tuesday morning to see what they might be able to The Cays House From Page 11 do to help. By lunchtime on Tuesday, the house had been lifted completely off its old foun dation and by end of day, Fish Hooks was ready to move. We knew that together, Jason, Oral, Wade and his crew were a construction dream team. Still, I didnt sleep much on Tuesday night. As the fourth generation of our family to own this property, I feel a huge responsibility for preserving and pro tecting it. When I got up on Wednesday, it felt like a mix of Christmas morning and the beginning of a day on which you have a root canal scheduled. Fortunately, I neednt have worried. Thanks to the resolve and resourcefulness of our dream team, and despite a few chal lenges along the way, by Wednesday after new foundation. It was lovely to have so many family members and friends drop by to offer well wishes and check on our progress. And we made a few new friends among the passersbys. Tom and I are so very grateful to Wade, Adam, Brandon, Benny, Jason and Oral for everything theyve done over the past few days. These folks are extraordi narily skilled at what they do. And at the risk of repeating myself, thanks to Tom for all the hours (and sleep less nights) hes put into documenting our Fish Hooks journey. Elbow Cay Reef Ball trumps success of last yearThe Reef Ball was held on Elbow Cay on Feb 15. This year it was held at the Abaco Inn and a second Reef Ball will be held on March 1 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. A silent and live auction delighted the crowd with great prizes. Lo cal band, Suppa Time brought the beats that got the crowd dancing at the end of the evening. The Reef Ball is an annual charity dinner hosted by Friends of the Environ ment. The dinners, at $100 per plate, raised money for the educational charity. As patrons browsed the silent auction items friends and acquaintances chatted and enjoyed the beautiful evening. During the dinner the live auction was held. The ever-energetic Michael Albury was the auctioneer-in-chief as he rattled through the different prizes taking them to their highest possible bidding prices for a good cause. An auctioned pie donated by local ly-famous baker, Belle Albury, went for $600. After many of the live auction items were won, Lindsey McCoy, Friends coordinator, took things in a more direct ap proach. To build a new educational and research facility, a Build a Room option was offered to the guests. Guests could donate anything from It was a very successful tactic. Friends Executive Director, Kristin Williams, said The Hope Town Reef Ball dent that the Hope Town community sees the value in the preservation of our natural resources and their generous contributions will go a long way in creating a sustainable future for the people and wildlife of Abaco.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Cays GTCs new Artist in Residence seeks the tranquility of island life Green Turtle Cay has a new face thats become quite familiar these past few weeks. Usually found with his easel propped opposite his muse one of the cays street views, homes or beaches, Rett Sturman has a growing collection of oilpainted scenes like the Albert Lowe Mu seum hes currently working on. After a Google search for beautiful places in the Caribbean, Rett Sturman fell in love with the array of turquoises that New Plymouths harbour had to offer. Hailing from Vermont, which was expe riencing -20 degree weather, hes sought refuge on the 3-mile-long island for the past 6 weeks. Rett, 67, studied for his Masters in Architecture in the 70s at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he realized that he wanted to paint. After starving for a number of years, he spent a lot of his time visiting some of his old teachers with his progress and theyd in turn offer their criti cism. One in particular would ask, Are blows. But, he said laughing, there was some good criticism there and a lot of the time, there would be a little pearl to take home. So, the then 20-somethingyear-old wouldnt be too discouraged. I felt pumped up and Ive been doing it for 40 years. Its taken a lot of practice. When home, Rett has someone who takes his soft canvas sheets and makes them into giclee prints, a process of print ing paintings via an inkjet printer, which he jokes makes them look nicer than the His work (which in the past has ranged in price from a few thousand to sometimes $25,000 depending on the subject) has been sold in galleries, but after so many years he began feeling pigeon-holed. I just burned out. Stepping away from the factory-line style of working and attracted by the unmodern, loyalist homes of Green Turtle, its provided a calm and warm environment to do some of his work thats not like anything else [hes] really done be fore and hes really having fun. Rett has no aims to make a living off of these landscaped canvas prints of pre dominantly the homes in New Plymouth, he spoke of keeping them and some of his for his 24-year-old son, Evan, to come across. Its a beautiful idea that would allow his son to stand in his shoes while taking in the lighting, the people and the surround ings of a paradise unlike anywhere else. He explained how nice it was to have people chatting to him rather than the soundless ness of a studio, admiring his work (only a distraction when hes trying to get the lighting just right). Some of his favourite moments on the cay include what some of the island people have said. For example, a quote from one local: Our artist in residence will be here painting the different scenes of GTC (from one end to the other) until the 25th of Feb ruary. His oil paintings, all drying on the self-cut sheets of rollable canvas will be travelling in a hard case back to Canada. The capture of the Albert Lowe Museum has taken him about 2 weeks to complete. His cross-handed style of painting professes someone who wants a reassured, steady hand to follow the imperfect lines of the homes. His architectural background brought distaste for the use of rulers to produce lifeless straight lines. I like to follow the hand of the painter. His overall experi ence on Green Turtle Cay has been heav enly...it really has. And Ill be back next year very happily so. work with leading museums and university presses in Europe and the US, including New York's Metropolitan Museum. The book is published as a neverto-be-repeated limited edition of just 600, The rest will be given to each of the 25 schools in Abaco, to the National Library of the Bahamas, to the Minister for Educa tion and to the 35 contributors. Written and collated by retired London barrister, Keith Salvesen, who is well known to many Abaconians for his rolling harbour.com wildlife blog, and designed by his art-publisher wife Sally, the book and international expertise. There are contributions from virtually the entire elite of the Abaco and Bahamian birding commu nity. The book also features a speciallycommissioned and up-to-the-minute scien in Abaco since 1950, compiled by Tony White from Nassau with Dr Elwood Brac ey, a wellknown Treasure Cay resident. Priced at $145 each, the book will be available exclusively from The Delphi Club (1-242-366-2222 or delphi.baha mas@gmail.com). local Abaco wildlife causes.Birds From Page 7 Pay As You Go! 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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 South Abaco Johnston Studios Foundry awarded $74,000 to construct Sir Lynden statue On Feb. 13, The Bahamas Govern ment awarded a $74,000 contract to Peter Johnston and Richard Appaldo of Johnston Studios Foundry in the House of Assembly to construct a bronze statue of former Ba hamian Prime Minister, the late Sir Lyn den Pindling. The statue will be erected at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in New Providence on July 10. During a recent bronze casting at the Foundry in Little Harbour, Johnston exinches (5 6) tall, and mounted on a fourfoot granite marble base to soar at more than nine feet once completed. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said Sir Lyndens life and work are linked to the history of the modern Bahamas and the major ad vancements of the Bahamian people. She added that he will join the ranks of other being memorialized in a similar fashion. Along with a committee, the family of Sir Lynden were involved in the selec tion process of Johnston, who said he was honoured to have been commissioned to sculpt such a masterful piece that will be come a part of the nations history. Standing alongside the life-size stat ue, Johnston explained that they submitted a three-foot model to the committee, which was approved on Feb. 12 in the House of Assembly. To construct the statue, Johnston and Appaldo are using the 5,000-year-old Lost Wax process. With the use of materials like iron, foam and modeling composition, dynamics of the statue. The head of the statue is completed so far, and the statue will be casted into 14 pieces. We will cast it hollow, then reassemble it and weld it together with a stain less steel internal framework to make it solid, Johnston outlined. The men will receive further approval this month when the committee travels to Abaco to view their progress. Once ap proved, the statue will advance to the next stage of plaster molding, then on to wax, Johnston estimated that the amount of material used for just the statue weighs be tween 1,200 to 1,500 pounds with the base adding an additional 3,000 pounds. Above: An introduction to the new Administrator for South Abaco Following the retirement of South Abaco's former Administrator, Joshua Smith, last year after a short tenure, the tor for Central Abaco, Preston Cunningham, who had the arduous task of adminis trating both large districts. In November 2013, Lavon HarrisSmith arrived to take up the post as Administrator for South Abaco following six months of service in Mayaguana. She has been very busy during the ects and doing a lot of driving to visit the various townships within her district which covers Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point on the mainland as well as Moores Island which she visits once a month. Ms. Harris-Smith is no stranger to Administrator was to Green Turtle Cay as Administrator for the North, a post she held for one and a half years. Ms. HarrisSmith's position as Island Administrator comes after many years of dedicated employment in many departments of the Public Service. She joined the public service in 1984 as a trainee market and Fisheries where, after six months, she was seconded to BAIC where she worked the Prime Minister she was then transferred to the Ministry of Finance and Planning in the Revenue Administration Department and, during the next 18 years, worked her way up to the position of First Assistant Secretary. By September of this year she will have completed 30 years of govern ment service. In 2008 Ms. Harris Smith began feeling the desire to become an Island adminis trator and so she applied in 2010. She was called into training for six months and then received a posting to Green Turtle Cay in 2011. Ms. HarrisSmith says that she en joyed her work in Green Turtle Cay very much, the people were very nice and the council easy to work with. "We were able to do a lot of work in the community, complete many projects and carry out a lot of hurricane repairs. My posting as Island Administrator for the North also necessitated me working two days a week in Coopers Town and I liked working in both these districts," she stated. Ms. Harris Smith says she has found it quite interesting taking up a position at the opposite end of the island and has found that, "The North and South bring two dif welcoming, they are very industrious and entrepreneurial and there are a lot of good cooks," she says. "I am enjoying my post ings as Island Administrator very much as I am in a position to help more people than when I was working in a government of nities achieve their goals. I want to leave a positive and lasting effect where ever I go," she says. Ms. Harris Smith has noted that there is a lot of room for growth in all areas of South Abaco and she feels that there are many opportunities there to be explored and taken advantage of. For example, the Disney cruise ship which comes into Gorda Cay several times a week could provide opportunities for local residents to create tours and take visitors to various environ mentally touristic sites which could be de Please see Admin Page 17 Amazing hilltop en-GBlots with fantastic sea en-GB views. ese lots are en-GB the best priced lots en-GB in the subdivision, en-GB and boast the best en-GB views. Bakers Creek en-GB is located roughly 8 en-GB miles north of Marsh en-GB Harbour and also en-GB from Treasure Cay. e subdivision en-GBfeatures underground en-GB utilities to all lots en-GB and access for all en-GB homeowners to the en-GB beach where picnic en-GB tables are available.en-GB Each lot is 11,300 sq. (.26 acres) en-GBBSD $39,900 en-GBen-GBen-GBen-GBen-GBProperty For Sale BAKERS CREEK BEACH LOT 10 BAKERS CREEK en-GBBakers Creek Lots 10 & 11

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs veloped such as Hole in the Wall, the man groves and the South Abaco National Park. She also feels that there is an excel lent market for handicraft development in the area and would like to see this taken more seriously. "The area is abundant in silver palm for straw work and shells and sea glass for jewellery. We need to be competitive with other countries and cannot sit back and wait for government do everything for us," she advises. leading into Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks are improvements Ms. Harris Smith would like to see as she feels facelifts are needed. Also, she feels that Hard Bargain the airport which has been very much neglected needs major attention. Ms. Harris Smith feels a responsi bility towards the children and feels that there is limited growth for social develop ment for children in the South apart from church. The Naomi Lightbourne library in Sandy Point, which was commissioned in 2013, will be the recipient of numerous books from the Urban Renewal commu nity. The library will also be receiving assistance from the library section of the Ministry of Education who will be helping brary. This is very pleasing to Ms. HarrisSmith since she says; "I would like to see young people read more; reading is a gate to the universe and helps produce creative minds." South Abaco Admin From Page 16 Cherokee location of not just another tea party Ladies from Cherokee, as well as Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Hope Town and even Nassau, gathered for their 19th annual Valentines Tea Party on Friday, Feb 14. They enjoyed Tea Party-type refresh ments of little cakes and sandwiches, tea, fruit punch and even included coffee on the menu this year. Guests either brought their own china tea cup and saucer or were able to use one of the many lovely extras provided for them (no Styrofoam cups or paper plates here). Reverend Marie Neilly introduced a prayer for the gathering to get things start ed. There were many old friends, but also time. Some simple but challenging games were played while Hostess, Lee PInder, attempted to keep everyone entertained. Besides the many little prizes, there was a drawing to see who would receive the antique china teacup and saucer, won by Rosie Saunders of Nassau, as well a Val entines Box of Russell Stover Chocolates, won by Peggy Albury of Cherokee, who has been one of the organizers for the party for many years. Tea Parties conjure up visions of little girls with their playmates and dollies, but these Tea Parties are for the ladies. Many may say they dont have the time to waste, but its really a time to pamper and to treat them and to give them a day off from the babysitting. Men are not allowed, nor are any children strictly the ladies. Its a time for them to enjoy the fellowship of other women. A collection was taken up this year (something else that had never been done before) with the ladies voting to where they would like to see the money donated. $150 was collected, with $100 going to Epworth Chapel and $50 going to The Assemblies of God, both Cherokee churches. New Cherokee Church Board elected The members of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound elected a new congregational board during regular ser vices on Feb 23. The new board consists Marie Neilly, who conducted the voting process, along with the outgoing Secre tary, Lee Pinder. Other out-going board members were Michael Knowles, Chair man, Linda Albury, Treasurer and board members Norma Jean Neilly and Annette Roberts. Elected were Kenneth Albury, Rex Albury, Erica Bethel, Jim Bethel (who, along with his brother and their construc tion company had undertaken the job of restoring the old church building) and Michael Bethel (a special appointee to the old congregational board to do fund raising for the restoration work needed). They Reverend Neilly thanked the outgoing board members for serving and for their steadfast dedication to working for the Lord. She pointed out that the old board had accomplished many great things during the past year alone and, although, the main renovations are nearly completed on the old church, there was still much to be accomplished. She said that some repairs within the attic and roof still had not been completed and that an addition to the building itself is planned to house a foyer, storage and bathroom area (which the church has never had before). She did say this additional work, al though already discussed by the previous board, would have to be sometime in the future as there were still commitments to be paid off and more fundraising to do. She said that the new congregational board has their work cut out for them, but there was plenty of work to go around and everyones help was needed. The new congregational board memwith some encouraging words by the min ister and thanked for agreeing to serve God and the church during its time of need. In addition, before dismissing them the con gregation was thanked for their part in the election and voting process and asked for their continued support for this new board.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAR. 1, 2014Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof, 1,600 s/f patios & walks, 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel,100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, $1,349,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000. "Girasole" # 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guesthouse. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Houses Condos Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $369,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. Treasure House # 2 #1777 2 bed, 2 bath topsider style 1,000 s/f furnished beachside villa. Exceptional elevated Sea & beach views. Close to beach & pool. $499,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $275,000. Beach Villas # 651# 2230 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping. $209,000. Royal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $369,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential. $299,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 2 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades, new air conditioning & asphalt architectural shingles. Close to beach. $249,900. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath 3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home. 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel, 100 beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views. $1,850,000. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f villa, furnished near beach, pool, shops & marina. $229,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2035 # 1981 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach. Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $449,950. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbour front Home, panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage. $949,000. HousesRoyal Poinciana # 2512 #2060 2 bed, 2 bath, ground level furnished beachfront condo,on site pool & tennis court. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $325,000. Beach Villa # 715 # 2072 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f turn-key furnished beachfront villa. Well maintained, excellent vacation rental income potential. $299,000. #2073 Condo # 1211 1 bed, 1 bath, 462 s/f ground level furnished harbourfront condo. Great views. $149,000. Mariners Cove Condominiums# 2010 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,236 s/f 2 level furnished harbourfront condo. Fully refurbished in 2008. Close to beach & marina $374,000. #985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit. Totally upgraded in 2013. Priced for immediate sale. $ 198,500. #655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $189,000. #1942 Condo # 1312 1 bed, 1 bath, 450 s/f 2nd level furnished unit overlooking community pool. $199,000. The White House # 2131-Awesome 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 level tastefully furnished Ocean Blvd. beach home, 3,312 s/f under air, plus garages58,500 s/f landscaped parcel-150 beach frontage. panoramic sea & beach views. $2,655,000. Palm Bay # 9 # 2108 Newly construched 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2,077 s/f turn-key furnished harbourfront townhouse. Golf cart included. Private boat slip, Excellent vacation rental income potential. 8 0% 15 Year Financing Available! $579,000. Sea Cliff # 2179 Luxury 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level sea view home. 2,550 s/f under roof, tastefully furnished .12,589 s/f elevated landscaped lot. Excellent rental income potential. $599,000. Hulls Landing # 2204 3 bed, 3 bath plus loft, turn-key furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 2,700 s/f under air, + garage & covered porch. Pool & dock. Many extras. 10,000 s/f parcel w/80 canal frontage. $995,000. Helens Point # 1791 4 bed, 3 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153 of bulkheaded seawall & dock. $1,095,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4 # 16203 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condos on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW EACH $ 599,000. Beach Villa # 601 # 2240 2 bed, 2 bath, 865 s/f turn-key furnished villa. Recently upgraded, well maintained, near beach. Priced to Sell! $199,000. Beach Villa # 655 # 2241 2 bed, 2 bath exceptionally large 1,013 s/f attractively furnuished villa near beach. Excellent vacation rental income potential $299,000. Pisces # 2085 Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath harbourfront home, 2,189 s/f under air, plus 1,269 s/f double garage & covered patio. 13,716 s/f property with 71 deep water dockage. Private pool. Owner Downsizing $ 997,000. Green Gecko # 2283 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 level furnished canal home. 2,870 s/f under air, plus 1,045 s/f covered verandahs. Immaculate condition.Many upgrades. Garage, dock, gazebo, dolphin pilings. $1,495,000. Laguna # 1875Charming 1,550 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 102 canal frontage with T dock & 16,000 lb boat lift. $595,000.Royal Palm # 2437 # 2286 Well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Panoramic harbour views. Boat slip & dock. $399,000.CondosCasa Pita, Ocean Blvd. #2334 Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 5,234 s/f furnished beachfront estate home on 51,452 s/f landscaped lot w/110 beach frontage. Includes guest house & 2 double garages. $3,495,000. # 2321 Mariners Cove 1217 1 bed, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished unit overlooking harbour & marina Great vacation rental income potential. $139,000. Royal Palm 2301#2311 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Desirable end unit. Private finger dock & slip. Golf cart. $299,000. Full Moon # 2163 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 level furnished canal home, 2,990 s/f under air, recently renovated, many upgrades. 86 deep water dock & boat lift. $ 895,000. Royal Palm 2419 #2294 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbour condo w/ loft. Elevated harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. Excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Royal Palm 2325 #2285 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Great harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. $259,000. # 12 Ocean Blvd. # 1007 Elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 3,500 s/f furnished beach home. 100 beach frontage, pool. Recently refurbished Excellent vacation rental income earner. $1,995,000. Summertime # 1550 Exquisite 5 bedroom, 4 bath Ocean Blvd furnished estate home & guest house, total 3,800 s/.f under air, plus 4,100 s/f patios & porches on 1.37 landscaped acre with 133 Treasure Cay beach frontage. $2,695,000. Ocean Villa 923 #2332 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near to beach, marina & shopping. Well maintained, Excellent rental income potential $299,000. Treasured Times # 2365 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished canalfront home, 3,430 s/f under roof, fully refurbished in 2007, double garage, many upgrades & extras. 16,000 s/f lot, 90 canal frontage. $779,000. #2359 Condo # 1108 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished condo overlooks harbour. $139,000. Royal Palm 2480 # 23103 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Deep water dock, artwork, van & golf cart included. Near beach. $463,000. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,850 s/f under roof, double garage, covered verandah, 15,306 s/f pacel, 91 canal frontage, 25 finger dock, boat lift. $2,495,000. #2391 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f furnished harbourfront condo, includes garage. $195,000. #2390 Condo # 1412 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f turn-key furnished harbour condo, garage. $219,000. Beach Villa 685 #2360 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 886 s/f turn-key furnished villa just 2 minutes from beach. Renovated & refurbished. $249,000. Atlantis 2107 # 2392 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,075 s/f ground level turn-key furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Includes private dock & slip. Close to beach. $299,000. Yellow Coconut Cottage # 2211Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 level Brigantine Bay canal home. 1,541 s/f under air, plus balconies, patios & garage. Private boat slip & 20,000 boat lift, golf cart, many extras. $749,000. Sunny Side # 2013 Luxurious 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,704 s/f furnished sea view home on 15,750 s/f landscaped lot. Well maintained, close to Treasure Cay Beach & Windward Beach. Many upgrades. $499,000. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beach condo, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Beach Villa 648 # 2420 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,050 s/f furnished villa near beach. Recently renovated and expanded. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $199,000. Beach Villa # 638 #2306 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,127 s/f tastefully furnished home on large double lot, washer/dryer in unit, near beach, good rental income potential. $324,000. Hayes House #2452 Luxurious 3 level, 4 bed, 5 bath beachfront estate home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,600 s/f under roof, plus 3,400 s/f covered verandahs. Elegantly furnished, meticulously maintained. Includes vehicle & golf cart $2,995,000.R E D U C E D Treasure House # 7 #2455 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider style home in beachfront development. Community pool, One of only 12 units. Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $329,000. Bahama Beach Club 2023 #2456 BEST PRICED 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,645 s/f ground level tastefully furnished, owner occupied beachfront condo. Includes giolf cart garage. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $449,000. R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTElysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $497,000. Atlantis 2107 #2392 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath 875 s/f ground level furnished canalfront condo. Includes private dock slip $285,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. FURNISHED $599,000. #2480 Mariners Cove 1511 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level 845 s/f furnished condo overlooking Treasure Cay marina, Well maintained, near beach, close to shops. $239,000. Beach Villa 676 #2488 Exceptionally large 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,250 sq. ft. furnished villa near beach. Owner occupied, but with excellent vacation rental income potential. $349,000.NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club # 2025 #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground level condo, 1,650 sq. ft. Tastefully furnished, well maintained. Great views. Excellent rental income. $599,000 Beach Villa 506 # 2495 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f furnished garden villa comprising 2 back-to-back units. Ideal as a prime vacation rental income property. $299,000. NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club 2030 # 2364 3 bed, 2 bath elegantly furnished 1,650 s/f 2nd level luxury beach condo. Well maintained, owner occupied.Many upgrades. $679,000. Peace & Plenty # 1927 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 3.5 bath 1,930 s/f furnished beach home, plus 1485 s/f covered balcony. 163 beach frontage on 1.453 landscaped acres. Separate guest cottage. Recently renovated. $2,495,000.NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club 2047 # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath, ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo, close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades & enhancements. Superb sea views. $795,000. Deelarryus #2305 4 bed 2 bath furnished Sea of Abaco home. 1,674 s/f under air, + covered patio & garage. 16,326 s/f parcel, 100 seawalled frontage $599,000.UNDER CONTRACTR E D U C E D R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTBlue Treasure #2533 Fully renovated & upgraded 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f unfurnished home 700 s/f open deck on 13,500 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Drive. Move-In Ready. Enclosed Yard. Exceptional Value. $299,000. NEW LISTING AUCTION

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAR. 1, 2014 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout LEISURE LEEBAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, electricity & telephone available. $35,000. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $348,500.TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f ) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000. MARSH HARBOURSales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau Oce MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $168,000.Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home, recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120 bulk-headed canal frontage, 78 lay-along dock. $489,000. Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot, 88+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock & davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #1692 Prime residential lot # 3 less than 200 from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $1,899,500. Brigantine Bay # 1622-1625 4 adjoining level & cleared canal lots from 11,693 s/f to 13,876 s/f with canal frontages from 74 to 87. All lots with sea walls installed. Utilities available. Great water views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. From $266,000. to $592,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward Beach lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,205 ,000.Vacant Land Treasure Cay Beach Parcels Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #2036 Prime residential lot # 17, close top Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 100 sandy beach frontage each, 21,675 & 23,000 s/f cleared, walled parcels. All utilities available. Fabulous sea views. EACH $ 599,000. GREAT CISTERN CAY# 2176 Rivendell Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,284 s/f. furnished beach cottage on 17,090 s/f parcel with 110 of Sea of Abaco frontage. $359,000.Galleon Bay Canal Lot 4 # 1963 10,000 s/f cleared lot/w 80 seawalled canal frontage, New deep water sheltered T dock with power & water. $315,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 10, Blk. 203 # 1905 large 18,330 s/f parcel, 91 bulkheaded canal frontage, 480 s/f garage & dock. All utilities available $325,000. # 1197 Beachfront Lot # 7, 17,095 s/f with 126 hard rock & sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available. Enchanting Sea of Abaco views. $ 259,000. Inland Lot Near Beach # 2022Large 21,450 s/f choice corner lot on main road in Section 1. electricity & telephone available. 1,000 to beach. $49,000. #1173 Brigantine Bay Lot 8, Block 191 11,200 s/f parcel with 80 seawalled canal frontage. All utilities available. $ 195,000. SCOTLAND CAY#2198 Waterfront Lot 7, Block K : Large 34,993 s/f parcel with approx. 386 of Sea of Abaco frontage. Good elevation, adjacent to private harbour entrance. $439,500. #2217 Lot 78, Block 1 Prime 10,000 sq. ft. parcel on Flamingo Dr. 80 road frontage. Near to beach& golf course. All utilities available. $49,995.#2213 Leisurely Times 2 bed, 1 bath, 845 s/f furnished canal home on 12,100 s/f parcel w/110 bulkheaded canal frontage & 50 layalong dock. $299,000. JOES CREEKLot B Joes Creek Vicinity # 2253, Large 20,807 s/f lot adjacent to Leisure Lee, close to beach. Electricity, telephone & DSL available $50,000. Rock Point Beach Lot 9, Block 233 # 2140 12,257 s/f parcel with 90 beach frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. Beachfront Lot 11, Treasure Cay Beach : # 2270 12,866 s/f elevated, cleared parcel with 118 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous panoramic beach & sea views. All utilities available. $1,199,000.#2265 Central Pines Duplex 2 bed, 2 bath each, 2,200 s/f total, 12,000 s/f corner parcel. $180,000. Sea View Lot K-82: # 2298 8,744 s/f lot located less than 200 from Sea of Abaco dockage. Access to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $199,000. Sugar Plantation 36: #2238 Lovely 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 level 3,400 s/f tastefully furnished Sea of Abaco waterfront home, plus 1,000 s/f garage & guest house. Pool, private dock, boat lift. 21,926 s/f lot with 100 shoreline $895,000. Orchid Bay Beach Lot # 25 # 1530 1.173 acre beach lot with 135 Atlantic Ocean beach frontage. Usage of Orchid Bay amenities. $1,499,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 34, Blk. 203 # 2320 Cleared 15,045 s/f parcel with 126 seawalled canal frontage, dock with power & water, dolphin pilings. $249,000. Beachfront Lot 58, Windward Beach # 2333 22,900 s/f level parcel with 101 Sea of Abaco beach frontage. All utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $599,000. Boiling Hole # 1030 Two Sea of Abaco waterfront lots (16,689 s/f & 18,192 s/f) 73 & 80 water & highway frontage. Hard rock shoreline. Utilities available. EACH $65,900. Boiling Hole # 1029 10.9 acre wooded tract with 156 Sea of Abaco bayside Sea of Abaco frontage. Utilities available at road boundary. $107,800. Ocean Symphony # 6 Ocean Ridge Estates# 2346 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath newly built & furnished 2,235 s/f Atlantic Ocean home with pool on 16,725 s/f parcel with 111 hardrock shoreline. Includes dock slip on Sea of Abaco. $1,495,000. Ocean Blvd. Beach Lots 92A & 93 # 2361 Exceptionally large 2.0 acre beach parcel w/174 sandy beach frontage. Cleared & level lot, electricity installed. Incredible sea views. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Canal Parcels: # 1319,1320,1801 Your choice of 3 lots, each with 111+/seawalled canal frontage, from 15,270 s/f per lot, utilities available. EACH $249,000. Ocean Blvd Lot 10, # 1842 Oversized 54,963 s/f parcel w/165 pristine sandy beach frontage. All utilities available. Phenomenal sea views. $1,495,000. Thurston Bay Development Parcel #1579 108 acres at entrance to Treasure Cay w/2,300 shoreline w/1,300 sandy beach frontage. Abaco Highway & Treasure Cay Dr. frontage. Great development potential. B$3,900,000. Tranquil Palms # 2366 Well maintained & inviting 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,790 s/f turn-key furnished split level canal front home, good elevations. 110 sea-walled canal frontage, deep water dock, tropically landscaped grounds. $795,000.UNDER CONTRACT NORTH ABACO Fishermans Paradise Marina, Loggerhead Creek # 2355 Under development on 47 acre tract w/1,500 shoreline. Designed for 67 deep water slips for vessels up to 35. Electricity installed. As Is $2,495,000. Wave Watch # 2030 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, elevated 2 level, 2,000 s/f turn-key furnished Atlantic ocean view home. Golf cart included. $449,000.SOUTH ABACO156 Acre Beachfront Parcel #2435 Elevations to 60 w/3,152 sandy Atlantic Ocean beach frontage adjacent to Long Beach community. Sensational sea views. Ideal for residential or resort development $4,500,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 102 #1580 12,000 s/f elevated parcel w/108 ,deep water sea-walled frontage. Utilities available. $275,000. Multi-Family Lot 45, Block 167 # 2436 15,000 s/f parcel, near beach, shopping & marina. $39,950. St Andrews Estates Golf Course Lots 8 & 9 # 2467 2 adjoining lots, total 28,713 s/f w/317 of golf course frontage. Partially cleared, good elevation, all utilities available $79,500. Beachfront Lot 5 B # 714 1 acre elevated parcel with 100 Atlantic Ocean sandy beach frontage, utilities available. $195,000. Harbour Canal Lot 4, Block 200 # 2500 20,000 s/f parcel with 131 sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. $329,000. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina Cottage # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127 of canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000. Sea of Abaco Lot 5, Rock Point # 1543 11,700 s/f cleared lot /w 77 sea front. Utilities available $179,000. Treasure Cay Development Parcels 3 Prime Commercial Lots on Treasure Cay Dr # 2502 Each lot features 15,000 s/f with 100 of road frontage. near Treasure Cay entrance. Zoned for retail business. Utilities available. EACH $85,000. Sandbank Creek Open Zoned Acreage: #2504 12.5 acres with frontage on Treasure Cay Dr. & water frontage on Sandbank Creek. Good elevations, utilities available, ideal for commercial venture. $499,000.TREASURE CAYREDUCED REDUCEDResidential Parcels #130 22,949 s/f beachfront parcel with 365 of Sea of Abaco water frontage. Great Sea of Abaco views. Electricity, water, telephone & DSL internet at road boundary. B$365,000. #1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. REDUCED TO $149,000. #2054 Lot # 204 10,590 s/f lot with 105 deep water canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. # 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $125,000.Lot # 15 Great Abaco Hwy Near Leisure Lee # 567 2.139 acre parcel w/ 50 elevations & 119 frontage on both highway & Coromont Pond. Utilities available. $129,000. Canal Lot 186 # 2469 12,535 s/f parcel on quiet cul-de-sac with 174 of deep water sheltered canal frontage. All utilities available. $119,000. Lot 209 # 2519 12,828 s/f parcel with 100 extra deep water, sheltered canal frontage, All utilities available. $115,000.NEW LISTING1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $109,000.TURTLE ROCKS #2269 Turtle Rocks West 2.50 acre waterfront parcel extends from S.C. Bootle Hwy. to Sea of Abaco 148 hard rock shoreline. Good elevations, great sea views. $299,000. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $69,900. # 1902 Lot # 170 13,459 s/f, close to beach. Ocean views from your 2nd level home. All utilities available. $49,900.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sponging remains a viable industry in Abaco A sponger from Little Abaco spoke about sponge harvesting that is making a comeback on Abaco. Donald Rolle of Mount Hope makes his living sponging, to an interested audience during the Art for the Park event at Abaco Beach Resort on January 25. Donald explained that there are about 60 different types of sponges found here. They come in a variety of colors, size, shape, height, from six feet high to one and a half inches high. The biggest is the loggerhead sponge that grows to size of a 55-gallon drum. He collects mostly six types of spong es. They must be cut carefully, leaving the base in place. The base will regenerate if left undisturbed. before selling them to a buyer a process leaving the sponges to dry, then putting them back into sea water, a process that is repeated several times before it is clean. Mr. Rolle receives $5 to $7 per sponge times that amount. CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer 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 Bahamas WiMax to ever Pay as You Go residential internet Bahamas WiMax, the Bahamas pre mier Wireless Internet Service Provider is You Go residential internet. After months of testing and devel opment Bahamas Wimax CEO Matthew Carey stated, We are pleased to announce that we have added two brand new service offerings to our lineup, MAX Lite and MAX Basic with monthly rates as low as $14.95 Bahamas WiMax metered plans, MAX Lite and MAX Basic give the cus tomer the option of paying for only the in ternet they need. Each plan comes with a base amount of usage and customers can purchase additional usage based on their need. Mr. Carey went on to say that the new internet plans will be available in all the locations currently served by Baha mas WiMax which include, Abaco, New Providence and Exuma with Eleuthera and Grand Bahama coming on later in the year. This is just another example of how we are bringing leading edge technology and value to our customers. Bahamas WiMax is a premier Wireless Internet Service Provider for the Bahamas, dedicated to providing carrier-grade data and telecommunications service as an alternative to wire-based utilities. PresBusiness ently serving New Providence, Abaco and Exuma, Bahamas WiMax offers a wide va riety of fast, secure solutions with connec tivity and dedicated support for business and home. Abaco Beach Resort held Taxi Drivers Reception A reception was held at Anglers Res taurant at Abaco Beach Resort on Thurs day evening February 6 from 7 to 9pm under the theme Partners in Tourism. This event was initiated by Andrew Sweeting, one of the owners of Boat Harbour. The purpose of this event was to build a good relationship with taxi drivers so that they can better cater to those persons who visit Abaco. According to Mr. Sweeting, they have a huge uptrend of 40% so far from last year, which is great, so they want to ensure that all partners in Tourism are on the same page. He believes that coop eration is better than the alternatives. He stated that Tourism represents 79% of the GDP which is huge so it affects people from all walks of life. He would like for every tourist who comes to Marsh Harbour to be treated very well. He would further like for Bahamians to realize that every guest is a great opportunity for all. He noted that many of the guests to their resort are repeat visitors; which is wonderful but he would like to see those numbers increase. This can only happen, he added, if all guests are treated well. He believes that all of us have the power to make an experience wonderful for our visitors. He stated that they spend a lot of money on marketing at his resort but the best marketing is still word of mouth. With Tourism being the bread and butter of the majority of Bahamians, it should not be our desire to have any visitor report a bad experience to their family or friends when they leave our shores. He hopes that everyone will see Tourism as a partnership opportunity and embrace it so that repeat visitors can grow and return with friends. This cocktail reception, he explained, is one of many other events to follow which are all intended to broaden their relationship with those per sons they view as partners in Tourism. Juliett McCafferty stated that build and forming relationships with stakehold ers are most important if they are to make each visitors experience memorable. Min. Ferguson, also reiterated the importance of this event. She said that her staff reads cially the complaints. She would like for all stakeholders to work together to make Abaco the number another. At the event, the taxi drivers en joyed great food, drinks and music. Persons invited to this event were stakehold Royal Bahamas Police Force and Taxi drivers from Central, North and South Abaco. Barry Russell is now serving the people of Abaco once again. Dr. Russell is familiar with Abaco for not only has he practiced here for four years previously but his father was born in Blackwood and so the family has Abaco roots. Dr. Russell will be working at the of a, Royal Harbour Village, one day each month. He also practices in Nassau and Freeport and is the current Chairman of the Bahamas Dental Council which is the regulatory body which grants licenses to dentists and also regulates the profession. Bahamian orthodontist. Abaconian orthodontist returns to serve communityPlease see Ortho Page 21 Above:

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Business Dr. Russell received his training in dentistry with a specialty in orthodontics at Howard University, Washington DC. He then completed general practice residency at Columbia University and Harlem Hospital, New York City. When he began his orthodontic practice 23 years ago things were very different and the majority of his patients were children or teenagers. However, he says that he has seen many chang es over the years and things are totally dif ferent now than when he started and they are still changing rapidly. Nowadays, Dr. Russell sees children as early as age seven years and the old86 years of age. He says that nowadays he treats many patients in their older years. "The trend today of many older peo ple is to try to buy time by improving their appearance through cosmetic surgery and ments. "It is good to have a beautiful smile at any age as it makes people feel better about themselves. There have been many technical improvements over the past 10 to 15 years which makes teeth straightening much more palatable. The appliances are less noticeable, more comfortable, have less visibility, work faster and provide bet ter results." Dr Russell uses the 'Damon System' which is the latest technology and a supe rior system and he is the only orthodontist in the Bahamas using it. Dr. Russell is excited to be back on Abaco and to provide service to the com munity. Appointments with Dr. Russell may be made by calling Abaco Dental As sociates at telephone 367 0164 or contact ing them at abacodentalassociates@gmail. com.Ortho From Page 20 BTC launches LTE in Abaco Abaco received Bahamas Telecommunications Companys (BTC) lat est upgrade in mobile technology as they launched 4G LTE (LongTerm Evolution) here as well as in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera with other islands to be networked-in over the ensuing months. tory launch in Nassaus Pompey Square on Thursday evening, February 13 with guest of honour Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security giving the address. Dr. Nottage congratulated Geoff Houston and all the BTC staff on the mo mentous occasion of the new, faster 4G LTE mobile voice and data network then BTC CEO Geoff Houston spoke at the launch and said that from the very beginning, LTE had been a part of BTCs holistic communication plan and that North Americas telephony and broadband stan dard was always their point of reference. Tonight, the switch over to 4G LTE marks an important milestone for BTC and The Bahamas. In planning for and building a new and enduring network, our reference point was always North America, and LTE has always been a part of our plans, so with 4G LTE going live tonight, The Bahamas is now up there with the best you can get in America. Further, The Bahamas now has the biggest LTE network in the Caribbean region; its absolutely the latest and great est mobile communication network avail able. We are even ahead of most parts of Europe where LTE has just barely been rolled out. BTC has invested some $18 million expanding mobile capacity including the and will invest millions more in the next 12 months as BTC continues to increase per formance and capacity while connecting more of the Family Islands for nationwide 4G LTE coverage. With the launch of 4G LTE, BTC is meeting the immediate and future needs of an increasingly mobile-active population demanding faster speeds, better performance, agility and practicality from their cellular provider. 4G LTE is a standard for wirelesscommunication developed to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data net works and to manage future technology evolutions and needs.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 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..contThe Strawberry Moneys Annual St. Patricks Day Parade will be held March 17 and will be the 6th year that Irish-forthe-Day boaters, second homeowners and residents of Abaco can celebrate with Shamrocks, beads and the usual shenani gans. Snappas will become an Irish Pub for the night by offering a special brew and grog, and will welcome the green wave of parade participants who will be led by a surprise Grand Marshall. Participants will stage at Memorial Park no later than 4:45pm and the parade of no more than 300 steps will parade to Snappas for an evening of merrymaking beginning at 5pm. Complimentary Irish Beads will be provided. This is a family event, where children and pets are welcome, and the wearing of green is a must. The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club continues to sponsor Bocce on Sundays at their club house located across the street from Snappers. Interested parties can listen to the Cruisers Net for further updates or visit the clubs website at strawberrymonkeyyc.com Possession of Unlicensed Firearm cers of the M.H.P.S. came into the station with two male suspects under arrest refer ence to Possession of Unlicensed Firearm ages 33 years and 23 years of The Mudd, Abaco. They were arrested after being found in possession of an unlicensed shotgun. ShootingAt 11:00pm on 14th February, a male resident of Grand Cay, reported that located near the water front, involving a number of males. As he tried to intervene to bring peace, however, these young men turned on him, attacked him and pelted him with stones resulting in him receiving injuries about the body. The young men also caused damages to his truck. As a result, one of the males pro striking another male in both legs. Police action requested. The injuries are not life threatening. Investigation continues.Trespassing and VagrancyAt 10:00am on 11th February, an anonymous caller contacted T.C.P.S. and reported that there was a suspicious look ing male lurking in the bushes near Ocean Blvd acting in a suspicious manner. Suspect arrested. As a result a 23 year old of Yamac raw, N.P. was brought to Treasure Cay Police Station by family members where he was arrested and charged. The accused was arraigned in Magistrate Court, Coo pers Town on 14.2.14 where he pleaded not guilty and was remanded to HMP.Shop breaking & stealingOn 16/2/14 a female of Sandy Point, Abaco reported to the police at Marsh Harbour Police Station that sometime between 6:00pm on 15/2/14 and 6:00am on 16/2/14 some unknown person/s entered her store located at Don Mackay Boule vard searched and stole clothing items. House breaking & stealing On 16/2/14 a 67 year old male of Marsh Harbour; reported to the police at Marsh Harbour Police Station that between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on 16/2/14 some unknown person/s stole items from his resi dence. Crime Report Worlds Shortest St. Patrick Day Parade to be held March 17 The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet? Part VNo.en Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Installment in: Is the Airport Open Yet?

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March 1, 2014 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 . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Back 2 Da Island.........................$....................367-0150 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 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 Chiropractor-Michael Hendley, D.C....242-439-0768...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.................................367-3067 Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour www.theabaconian.comAlburys Ferry Service Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn advised to contact the oce for the changes. Note: 4:30 pm trip to GTC not on Sundays ** Note: 4:30 pm trip will be made from New Plymouth only Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Winter Schedule only (Jan 3rd to Apr 15th, 2014) Mon & Wed: Dep Nassau 2 pm...Arrive S. Abaco 8 pm... Dep S. Abaco 9 pm. Tue & Thu: Arrive Freeport Wed & Fri: 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 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 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 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 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 ............ ....376-9858The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 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* Not on Sundays or holidays

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 05 March 1 2014 FHAs Junkanoo win streak improves to three amid tough competition By Mirella Santillo The very dynamic, enthusiastic Bahamas Gold Medalist, Pauline DavisThompson, visited Abaco on February 11 and 12 to promote the up-coming Bahamas 2014 World Relay that is to take place in Nassau May 24-25. was welcomed by the local representa and Culture, Ishmael Morley who had Mr. Renardo Curry, to hotel resorts in high schools. During her interview with BCN career started when she was 12 years old. Initially, I just loved sports said the athlete, but once I started Track Olympic Gold Medalist visits Abaco to promote the AAF Bahamas World RelaysPlease see Olympic Page 6 Above: Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson with students from SC Bootle. The student is holding the lignum vitae baton which is to be used in the AAF relays.Above: Forest Heights Academys theme at Love Rush Junkanoo this year was The Four Seasons. Seen in the photo is Fall with a Thanksgiving Turkey in front of the brass section. See page 2 for photos and results.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Abaco Real Estate The Junior Love Rush Junkanoo was Central Abaco Primary won the Primary 3029. FHA narrowly edged out a stellar ever appearance in Love Rush, impressed judges in the Group, and Dance cat egories, beating out every other school in 2663. The totals in each division were as Preschool: Grace Baptist 1011 Primary: Central Abaco 2745 Treasure Cay 2658 Fox Town 2524 JA Pinder 2088 Forest Heights 3029 Abaco Central 2979 Grand Cay 2663 Every Child Counts 955 Wesley College 912 Clockwise from top: and FHA dancer, ACH brass, Fox Town with their Out of from Grand Cay.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 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 Student of the Year Nominees Berneisha DavisMiss Davis was born on June 4, 2003 in New Provithe Deputy Head Girl at Central Abaco Primary school prevery active at her school where she is involved in the KKids and Discovery Clubs. where she is involved in the youth group, participates in the church service some times where she gives the welcome ad Her hobbies include reading, public school and church having won numerous speach competitions. Even though she is very active in her school and church, Berneisha is a very humble child who is very committed to talk her into engaging in any behavior that ger. cian when she completes high school and college. Her Grade Point Average is 3. 90. with her mother. Malia SweetingMalia a 10 year old Grade 6 stu Francis de was nomi nated as their lence in academics and being a good role loves swimming, sailing, drawing, writing Hope Town Ball Field clean. at her church and loves acting at school. Hence, she plans to become an actress describes her as being a very encouraging student, one who tries her best to achieve dent who stays on task, well-spoken, coopProvidence where she took part in the Arch be competing in the Math and General Knowledge Competitions later this school year. Her classmates describe her as being smart, determined, goal-oriented, a good Head Girl which supports her classmates Principal Josephine Kumar stated that parental support is essential to a childs as her sister Chloe was bestowed the same honor while there. Malia has a 3.8 Grade Point Average Kenedee Romerbehaved, hard-working student who has earned Bible Memory and Behaviour Honour Roll awards since grade one when she per Honour Roll Award. grade one inter-school spelling bee and has rep resented her school well over the years in this compe tition. This young woman has competed in art, science, religious studies and poetry competitions, winning several and contin ues to demonstrate a Godly character. are proud to announce Kenedee Romer, Brittany Weatherford O-War PriWilliam and Cindy Weath Brittany is a talented and accom plished sixth grader. Brittany works hard to excel in academics as evidenced by her 98.51 av Honor Roll throughout grades one through six. Bees, General Knowledge Competitions, Her writing has been published in church programs. Last school year, she was the viceThis committee led their school in activi ties that allowed them to attain the presti college.Deshawn McKinneyDeshawn McKinney was born on May 10, 2001. He is currently a sixth grade student at Crossing Rocks PriHe grew up in this quaint community located in south Abaco which he described as exciting yet challenging. with his peers riding bikes throughout the ing his mother and siblings live in Cross ing Rocks. Despite its small population shawn. However, it can be a challenge Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Abaco Marine PropsPropellers 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 AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas BABY CRIBS $250 00 & $285 00 WOODEN TODDLER BEDS $175 .00 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy ALL LAMINATE FLOORING $2 30 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. FULL REGULAR MATTRESS $220 .00 QUEEN REGULAR MATTRESS $265 .00 QUEEN ORTHO MATTRESS $310 .00 KING ORTHO MATTRESS $450 .00Commercial Carpet..$11.00sq.yd. Carpet Padding........$6.00 sq.yd. All Boys & GirlsBicycles 18 & 20 $155 .00 METAL TWIN OVER TWIN BUNK BED $430 00 METAL TWIN OVER FULL BUNK BED $485 .00 6 DRAW DOUBLE DRESSER $300 .00 4 DRAW CHEST $250 .00 5 DRAW CHEST $275 .00 ROLLAWAY BEDS $260 .00 Please see Students Page 5

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate time in church, participating in various church events such as the youth choir and serious emotional impact. He expected his succeed throughout his educational jour would have been elated to see him nomi Deshawn was always told by his teacher that success is a journey and not a destination. He is now turning a new page He enjoys running, spelling, dancing and singing. He plans to become a pilot He would like to thank his teacher, had on his outlook towards education. Her stern discipline and genuine interest in his education has motivated him to change his attitude. School & Youth News Students From Page 4 By Mirella Santillo her students, Mario Murphy and Jason 16th Visual Arts Exhibition, Family Islands category. The trio who represented Abaco Cened the award ceremony that took place on Providence. Ms. Pitts class had participated in cluding drawing, painting, calligraphy, raphy among others, sending the students work to Nassau on the Mail Boat Legacy to be entered in the competition. The art show put together by the De Ms. Pitts class is a very industrious one, with students experimenting in many media. Visual Arts Exhibition in Nassau January by Levaughn Forbes who received the Bahamas National Trust Fund award Exhibition. Eight New Providence schools and in The 16th Visual Arts Exhibition, under and Design. The event was sponsored by RBC FINCO.Cosmetology Classes offered at Abaco Central High SchoolBy Mirella Santillo and manicures. as well as practice. Participation in shows and running a what the young ladies will learn during the three year program. show, Hair mania, in November 2013. The all class participated, styling and mod elling. Four students also competed in a Art Teacher Stacia Pitt with her students, Mario Murphy & Jason Luis. Mario & Jason Exhibition, Family Islands category. Please see Cosmetology Page 14

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! Sports Olympic Gold Medalist visits Abaco to promote the AAF Bahamas World Relays the line you are a winner. Mrs. DavisThompson topped her athletic career with two gold medals in the 200m and in the she talked about the scheduled world relays pledged participation, including Jamaica and Kenya. Field athletes will compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m. Family islands will have an opportu nity to participate in two categories: one lane, one island and in a high school category. High school students are invited to go to Nassau on May 9-10 to participate in the May 24-25 event. During a short courtesy visit to North Curry, Mrs. Davis -Thompson reiterated hamas was particularly lucky to have been chosen to host the tournament as countries considered as a venue. Mr. Curry expressed his hope that Abaco will be represented but that the isvis-Thompson mentioned that a big green athletes to train, explaining that it was how Jamaicans trained. that she would like to see the country be come a power-house in sports as practicing sports was a way to learn determination and discipline and to build a strong charac During her meeting with the resorts managers, Eugene Martin in Winding the opportunity to put together packages the visitors attending the competition, be bly welcomed the Gold Medalist, a group bled to listen to Mrs. Davis-Thompsons presentation. Everywhere she was greeted with cheers and applause. ing. sculpted in Lignum Vitae by artist Anto start-up with the symbolic baton that will be given to the IAAF President, Lamine Diack, to keep in a museum. The Treasure Cay tour ended with a and Marina. sporting events held in our country, plac ing The Bahamas as an international sports world. Olympic From Page 1 to Abaco. Above: The gold medalist signing autographs during her visit to St. Francis de Sales.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Abaco Darts Association wins 2014 Gold Cup Tournament By Mirella Santillo The Abaco Darts Team traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama during the week annual Gold Cup Championship, coming back once more with the Cup. Darts Association, including the team captain Roscoe Thompson, participated with the women playing the principal role in winning the cup. Angela Russell won the womens sin nians Lakeisha Albury and Lenora Pinder. Top Abaco player Robin Albury placed second in the mens single, taking the second place also in the mens double Robin Albury and Lakeisha Albury partnered in the mix double, placing sec ond in that category. It was an intense weekend during Grand Bahama, New Providence and Eleuthera competed. The tournament took place 6:00pm to approximately 12:30am on Fri mens single event ending at 1:00am. participation in the Caribbean Cup Tournament to be held in Tampa in July. Local Masters competition will be mine who will participate in the National Masters taking place in Nassau in April. That weekend, the top ten Abaco men and place in the National Team that will travel to Florida in July. Sports Press Release Inter-House Track and Field Competition what a battle it was! In the end, the Lions House won the war. Congratulations to you, Lions, and is only 11 months away, Principal Huel Moss exclaimed. Thanks to the commuschool who assisted and showed support. Cougars, 596. all, Moss praised.Lions win S.C. Bootle Track & Field Competition & Field Day. By Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons swept putting them at the top in both divisions as the regular season nears completion. In Junior Division games the Wild hawgs took on the Falcons twice on the Falcons sweep Wildhawgs the Wildhawgs battled back outscoring the In the second game the Falcons took to the air and scored on multiple deep Wildhawgs to one score, winning 33 to 6. lead held on to secure a win against the persistent Wildhawgs who battled back in the hotly contested game. Green Turtle Cay emerged victorious in the end with a Green Turtle Cay, Man-O-War and Marsh hangs in the balance. Arawaks win Abaco Central Inter-House Sports DayBy Mirella Santillo 963 points. The Tainos came second with 865 and the Caribs with 804. It was one students in sports activities. The whole school gathered at the discus, javelin or shot put throws. Please see Arawaks Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 100m, 200m and 400m were held on the 800m, 400m and the 4x400m relay. in the 5000m race which started the Friday events. Woodleys brother, Johnson Jean, SportsArawaks From Page 7 The track events 100m, 200m, 800m race. It was won by Ms. Major with Ms. Mr. Longley. No track event is complete without event and it is under the rain that the ath ries, ran the 4x400m relay race. All the contestants did their best to have their house come ahead, but Coach girls who strived harder. Arawak Dremika McIntosh, Arawak Kavantia Reckley, Carib Kadisha Reckley, Arawak Marvinique Dean, Carib Destiny awak Desmondo Bootle, Arawak Devonte Arthur, Arawak Vesley Cireus, Arawak Brice. Above: the Most Outstanding Atheltes from Abaco Central Highs Inter-House Sports Falcons overcome tough competitionBy Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons swept action on February 22. Falcons are keeping the edge over the comPlease see Football Page 10 Above: A Wildhawg player runs against the Falcon defense. Photo by Tuppy Weather ford.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sports Flag Football Championship game winning In Junior Division action the Marsh back to back games against the Makos and Falcons. The Makos battled hard and tied the In the second game the Falcons took to keep lead winning over the Wildhawgs 32. The Falcons werent done winning HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estate www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Junkanoo Villa Starting at $750/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Coral Reef House Starting at $850/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Lemon Tree $499,900 Cay Nous $639,000 Carolina Wind $1.75 Million Pieces of Eight Starting at $1,000/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Town Break $1.45 Million Barefoot Breezes $997,500 Donald Seas $1.9 Million NEW LISTING NEW PRICE in the junior Division. game as the Falcons battled with the Wildhawgs got the ball with last that a minute the Falcons. on March 8 and will take place at Treasure Highway. League will be crowned in both the Junior Football From Page 8 RC Laser Regatta double dips at SnappasPress Release event. It was a warm summer day in the The wind that had been present was drawn away by the passing showers and back to the south, and then back to the west had a great showing, recording three 2nds radio controlled regatta. But Jim Kaighin down clock and took the pictures, while Lenore Mulock kept racers on their toes ing to Little Harbour March 22. Also on the calendar is the 24th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta April 5-6. The Optimist classes will be racing. Above: RC racers competing at Snappas.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans had many success stories over the past third in the Abaco District Religious The Bahamas National Trust Video Com petition and was third place National Win 2013. the south have also been taking part in all district to date and have done very well They represented their school with pride Crossing Rocks School NewsAbove: a few Crossing Rocks students are shown with BNT representatives and the school principal. By Samantha Evans 2014, K-Kids held a Valentines event were all dressed in Cinderella Ball Gowns and the males nicely dressed in their three piece suits. At the event the students had an eti quette course hosted by pageant queen Cin Cinderella Ball. The students learned restaurant eti how to use napkin and how males are to They also had a nice dinner and this event along with many surprises. At crowned. the king is Frenel Meronvil. K-Kids crown king and queen at Cinderella AffairAbove: Queen Quintesha Bonamy and King is Frenel Meronvil. Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology to offer degree, diploma and By Samantha Evans The Institute has been registered with and degree programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Central Abaco and Eleu thera. Diplomas in Business and Computer, and Associate Degrees. The business diploma programs include Business Administra tion, Economics, Hospitality Management, Management and Travel Management. The computer diploma programs include Networking, Website Administration, Management, Graphics Communication and Networking. The Associates Degree Programs are Accounting Management, Business Ad Interested persons can contact Enid St. Francis wins Grade Four Spelling BeeBy Samantha Evans held on Friday, February 14 at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas spellers representing thirteen schools were in attendance. these words, they moved to the unseen list up the competition. All spellers were then presented with

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 JAVA Great Coee & Fine Art Espresso Cappuccino Latte Mocha Iced Coffee Chai Tea Pastries and moreShare our love of Coffee Paintings Cermaics Quilts Sculptures Handicraft Jewelery By Local Artists Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere 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: UNDER CONTRACT!!! Hilltop commercial lot on entry road to settlement of New Plymouth.. Great Opportunity! 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. Asking Price $1.65m.. 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. 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. 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 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans February has been observed as Parent The month has been packed with activi ties to get parents more involved in their their children to school. On Friday February 14, the schools annual Picnic on the Lawn was held which was huge. This was the third year this picnic was held with this year being the biggest it has ever been. Parents came out in abundance to eat lunch with their children. with parents and children having a picnic hold. The day was so well attended that Principal Beatrice Moxey extended the lunch time to accommodate parents. Lunch parents were unable to attend, until they encouraged to wear red and white on this day which they did. CAPS held Annual Picnic on the Lawn Above: A family enjoying lunch together at Central Abaco Primarys Picnic on the Lawn. Seventh grader from S. C. Bootle High wins District Spelling BeeBy Samantha Evans at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town on Friday morning February Once the competition began, it went spelling skills even more. second and third place. Press Release Blackwood to the school in Coopers Town is slowly becoming an annual pilgrimage Principal Huel Moss. the participants accompany them on the taking the second and third place spots. In third place was Duane Johnson a The winner was a very poised speller who has been competing in these competi ing Bee on March 16. Her coach was Mrs. Kawalram. The the Prime Minister Abaco District.S. C. Bootle High School holds health/fun walkAbove: students walking from Blackwood to Coopers Town. FOR SALE2005 WHITE SUZUKI GRAND VITARA Submit oers to: Teachers And Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited Located in the B&L Plaza Tel: 242-367-3613/4 or Fax: 242-367-3612

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Across 8. Long-necked dinosaurs 9. Customer 11. Horn instruments 14. 1,000 bytes. 15. Junkanoo drums. 16. Nurse, Lemon, Bull, etc. 17. This echinoderm move using tubed feet and can regenerate lost arms. 18. Nearest Sprial Galaxy to th Milky WayDown 1. Beaks and tentacles. 2. Bahamians would run this during the American Civil War. 3. German theoretical Across 2. LOGGING Pine tree industry 4. PASSPORT Stamped during travel 5. TASK Job 8. SUN Closest Star 9. FAMILY Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc. 12. SANTIAGO Chile capitol. 14. HERITAGE Culture derived from historyDown 1. IGUANA Large native lizard 3. GENUINE Real, authentic 6. SOCHI Site of 2014 Winter physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics; The alias of a certain popular tv character who works in chemistry. 4. cirrus, stratus, etc. over Bahamian soil. 6. The bark from this plant is used in some 7. This Abaco Studio & Foundry was recently awarded a major contract to cast a stature of Sir Lynden Pindling. 10. summer winter, spring & fall. 12. Location of Glass Window Bridge 13. Crazy Feb 15 AnswersOlympics 7. JEALOUS Envious 8. SHADE Found under trees on a bright day 10. LUNCH Middle meal 11. JAVA Coffee slang 13. TURTLE Green, leatherback or hawksbill.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX TELEPHONE NUMBERS Administrators Oce..........................242-699-0000 Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016 Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032 Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052 Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067 Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092 National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639 Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647 Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152 Local Government Council.................242-699-0165 Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177 Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182 Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187 Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200 Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202 Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217 Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228 Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241 Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment 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 New BeginnersBabysitting ServicesCare with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience 7 days a week. Evening Service Available Central Pines Abaco, Bahamas Mobile: 242-475-3982 Ms. A. Pratt SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions Solar Panels Solar Batteries Solar Pool Pumps Solar A/C Units Back up Power Systems Solar Golf Cart Charging System Solar & Instant Hot Water Heaters System Installations & Maintenance Charge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS hair show where they placed second. Mrs. Davis is planning to take them to another hair show in Orlando, in June 2014. When the manicure program is over, hair styling will be the next discipline. The Classes are held three times per week and presently the students are getting ready at the Anglican Church hall on May 29.Cosmetology From Page 5 School & Youth News Abaco student shares her college experience in China By Canishka Alexander Forest Heights Academy, is now attending Beijing Union University (BUU) in pursuit ing to speak and write in Mandarin. I can manage Mandarin, but the tone depending on the conversation, you can tell what they are saying. Pamela said that with all the language learning tools available there is no com parison to being in a country and learning their two sons. activities in addition to its various degree training courses, lectures on Chinese his tory and culture, speech and debate com visiting Chinas country side, and has portation i.e. taxis, trains, and subways to arrive at her destination. During her travels to more developed areas, she was impressed by her visits to Although there were some minimal she has enjoyed the traditionally prepared On average, she spends $40 or less a week. simply and that not everything is a neces sity, Pamela observed. thinking. At her university, there are ap proximately 30 Bahamian students, but she Pamela wanted to study in Florida us an experience in China. world. Nevertheless, the experience has made her more independent, and her think tion that there is more to the world than just The Bahamas. Pamela added that she has been given the opportunity to create networks with the diverse student body and her teachers. With the Bahamian Government hand experience and knows the language. plan to come back, she hurriedly added. Despite Chinas great population, at no time does Pamela worry about crime. Although China is Communist, the peoexperience, take it when you can, she advised. Theyve given me the tools to interact with others, and to build upon them, and I ap

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March 1, 2014 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 22 NUMBER 04 March 1 2014 Whats Inside Aircraft rams police vehicle as passengers at tempt escape A7 Olympic Gold medalist visits Abaco B1 Letters to the Editor A9 Century-old home moved in Green Turtle Cay A11 A lot of Abaconians go to college abroad. But what about to China? B14 The Reef Ball rocked El bow Cay A14 Is the new airport open? A22 Fire up the Foundry! Johnston Studios award ed Sir Pindling contract A16 Whats Happening March 1: Little Harbour Nautical Flea Market ers Fundraisers March 21-22: Barefoot man Concert March 21-24: Great Ab aco Family Fitness Week end March 26-29: Devour! The Beach April 5-6: Homer Lowe Regattas Community Calendar A8 Man O War Flea Market brings crowd to cay Abaco feels the Love Rush Sports and business developments on the way North Abaco Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry, revealed that plans are underway for a Technical Vocational school to come to Abaco and that the Sports Complex and Swim Center are proceeding. He said the Abaco Sporting Complex is still in progress and that with the upcom ing softball tournament this summer he is hopeful that it will be completed in time for that. Mr. Curry said that the sports com plex and the swim center will be a private/ public partnership in which the govern ment and private sector will together fund the project. We already have partners for the sporting complex and the swim center and we are looking for others to come forward and support this investment in youth and sport in Abaco, he said. It shows these businesses are very interested in the devel opment of their communities. When these facilities are completed Mr. Curry says he will push very hard for an Abaco Games where every communi ty will come together and compete in mul tiple sports disciplines. We could bring he said, and do the games maybe every two years and invite international scouts from various sports to watch our athletes compete. Mr. Curry is also presently seeking a location to house a technical school he will partner with from Grand Bahama. He Please See Development Page 6

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Love Rush Junkanoo Weekend impresses Thousands of visitors and locals came together to enjoy yet another grand display of colours, rhythm and dancing on Febru ary 21 and 22 as the annual Love Rush Junkanoo parade concluded with two three-time winners. The Spring City Rock Forest Heights Academy took First in the Junior Category. On Saturday night for the third time straight, under the theme Indian Celebra place winning in all categories except group performance. They also won despite a 300 point penalty for a late start. The Rockers started up front with an impressive, and extremely large, ban ner piece which featured Indian totems, followed by another massive piece with a canoe and colorful decorations depicting nature surrounding it. Both pieces had dif ing wires, but managed to travel the circuit well enough in the end. The rest of the group followed in a stunning display of Indian themed cos tumes coupled with nicely choreographed dancing supported by a strong and talented music section. The Green Turtle Cay Lil Island Slammers put on a spectacular show to the theme of Ancient Arabia including an impressive large scorpion piece. The group, which won the Group Performance, gave an overall great performance. Tony Davis, Chairman of the All Central & All Abaco Abaco Junkanoo Committee, said a special thanks to all Abaco for helping to host yet another successful Love Rush weekend. Ishmael Stretch Morley, Abaco Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, was pleased with the way the weekend event went and thanked all those who took part and supported. to pull the event together and he thanked the sponsors for making it all possible in cluding the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and their major sponsor, Burns House Limited. Mr. Davis said this year they had an amazing turnout for the Junior Junkanoo parade which included a few schools par cially pleased to see Grace Baptist PreSchool and Grand Cay High School wowed

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Urban Renewal taking steps in right direction through community outreach Urban Renewals Central Abaco Of for an elderly resident living in Dundas Town on Feb. 17. Sandy Boodle explained that they had to gain consent from him be fore doing the clean-up, and that after they were completed, he was greatly apprecia tive. We were more than happy to assist because this is what Urban Renewal does, Boodle explained. We have a very good working team, so there are more things to come in the community. Boodle was joined by Ernestine Al bury; Anita Reckley; and Weldon Davis, who are Urban Renewal facilitators. She said that they have also joined forces with Sgt. 2483 Jocelyn Smith and Police Con stable 3203 Kenton Clarke of the Marsh Boodle said it is important for the po lice to be a part of their efforts because they are diligent in what they do and they are familiar faces in the community. In addition to clean-up campaigns, the facilitators are required to carry out as sessments in the community. According to the Royal Bahamas Po lice Forces Web site, the Urban Renewal 2.0 Program is a direct response to past and current problems facing a number of inner city communities in the Bahamas such as crime, poor housing conditions, joblessness, illiteracy, homelessness, and other social ills that contribute to crime and anti-social behavior. Moving forward, they plan to orga nize soup kitchens to feed the hungry. Urban does not stop; there is a wide spectrum of things that we do, she em phasized. We are foot soldiers and are out here getting things done. What people turn a blind eye to, we see. While many of their projects have fo cused on the elderly, Boodle said that Ur ban Renewal also looks to work with the youth. She said it is important to keep the youth focused and work with them to build communities. We are moving forward at a good pace, and there will be bigger and better things to come, Boodle assured. Earlier in the month, the Urban Re newal Team organized a walk-a-bout that took place in Hope Town. Sandy Boodle and Ernestine Albury were joined by In spector Gregory Barr, Sgt. Hubert Smith and Corporal Hugo Nesbitt, who is sta tioned in Hope Town. A general meeting was held for the Urban Renewal team on Feb. 26 at the Dundas Town Burial society to discuss up coming projects. The Urban Renewal Central Abaco hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The telephone contact: 699-2247. Marsh Harbour Town Committee -12 FebruaryMinistry of Works Engineer Wil liam Krezel was invited to discuss issues with the Marsh Harbour Town Committee members. Topics included the multitude of potholes and the lack of patch materials, demolishing construction in the immigrant communities, removing derelict houses and other issues. Mr. Krezel is soon go ing to his Ministry in Nassau and hoped to return with answers. One derelict house has been removed and steps are underway to remove two others, one being the burned out house re mains across from Royal Bank in Marsh Harbour. Spring City is asking for a cemetery and higher ground is being looked into on the turn-off to Snake Cay An earlier site found ground water only two feet below the surface.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com North Abaco MP plans public transportation North Abaco Minister of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry said he is undertaking plans to im plement public transportation infrastruc ture for the mainland of Abaco as many persons commute daily from the far ends of the island. He noted that persons from Coopers Town and even as far as Crown Haven often hike or carpool daily to get to jobs located in Central Abaco and he would like system in place to help those persons. I said the school presently works with BOR other industrial businesses to provide skills training and a labour pool for those compa nies to be able to draw from. I want to bring the same thing here, but have it tailor made for Abaco, he said. We can have them assist in marine tour guides so we can ensure people are He also believes it will equip persons with the skills they need to be able to start their own businesses and take advantage of untapped ideas. We have a natural ability to be able to do things we just need to be encouraged and enabled to do it, he said. The technical school will work in conjunction with the National Training Agency to get our people proper training. Central & All Abaco Development From Page 1 have had a number of inquiries into a bus system running from down there, Mr. Curry said. He said even tourists could make use of such a bus system as it can be chal lenging to catch a taxi from the airport to Treasure Cay or other communities in the north. With a well-structured bus system he said. Weve already begun by putting in bus stops in a couple of locations on S. C. Bootle Highway; one is at the corner of the south-side dock road and the other across from the new Mini-hospital in Marsh Har bour. We envision having the bus system for those who cant catch rides, or even cient way to get here, he said. Its tough to afford gas. With many who work at these larger investment properties like Bakers Bay, I felt I needed to ensure that they had as easy access as possible to get here. Colonoscopy procedure performed on Abaco for On Feb. 15, three patients made his tory on Abaco after undergoing the islands Medical Centre (IMC) in Treasure Cay. Dr. Gemma Rolle, a gastroenterolo gist and consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital, facilitated the procedure. Dr. Rolle was assisted by Dr. Sy Pierre, an an esthesiologist; and Warren Young, endos copy tech assistant, who took biopsies and applied abdominal pressure when needed during the procedure. Warning signs that a colonoscopy may be needed are: changes in bowel movements; blood in the stool; constipa tion; and unexplained abdominal pain. Screening guidelines determine that pa tients should have a colonoscopy done at age 50 for men and women. However, she said that she was pleased with the results that day noting that all of the procedures went well. Colonoscopies in general are lowrisk procedures with each procedure taking on average about 30 minutes, Dr. Rolle colonoscopy is being done at this centre, and perhaps in Abaco as far as I under stand, and it went fairly well. Colonoscopies require the patient to be sedated, and after the procedure is completed, the patient is awakened and is somewhat alert. Patients are monitored for 45 minutes to an hour and can eat or drink lightly initially to allow any remaining air in the bowels to be released. In general, patients are walking out the door right after the procedure, Dr. Rolle boasted. If biopsies are taken during the pro of what was removed, patients must follow up with their primary physician with the results of their pathology report. After a screening colonoscopy where polyps are removed, the endoscopist makes a recommendation for another colonoscopy Colonoscopies are covered by insur ance. Back in January of this year, Dr. Rolle attended Integrated Medicals recent Medical Symposium and Grand Opening in Treasure Cay. During her presentation, Dr. Rolle said that while there are a num ber of screening methods available, colo noscopy is the gold standard because polyps, which have the potential of leading to cancer, can be detected and removed at the same time. North Abaco Treasure Cay Art League presentation to On Sunday, March 9, the Treasure Cay Art League will be presenting an art show from 2pm until 5pm. The show will take place at Virginia and Bernard Currys garden. Complimentary wine and hors doeuvres will be served. the Treasure Cay Primary Schools Art Program.

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March 1, 2014 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 Celebrity chefs to dish it up at Devour! The Beach in Green Turtle Americas hottest chefs will descend on Green Turtle Cay for a three-day oceanside food extravaganza. From March 2629, 2014, the remote-island paradise will Beach festival. The threeday event fea tures extraordinary culinary events led by celebrity chefs from Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Ottawa and Halifax. Visitors to the island will have countless opportunities to not only enjoy the food of some of their favourite interna tional chefs, says Adam Showell, Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina owner. They will get to relax and play alongside them in a famously hospitable, tropical en vironment that was once featured on Life styles of the Rich and Famous. The mouthwatering menu of activities can only be matched by the location. Stun ning Green Turtle Cay, an island just three miles in length, is reached by the quaint Bolo ferry Service. The Green Turtle Club and Marina sits on a picturesque harbor surrounded by some of the most spectacu lar beaches in the world. This new annual festival is a won derful opportunity for The Bahamas to grow its global reputation for hosting in ternational epicurean events, says Wyn some Ferguson, manager of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The Abacos and Green Turtle Cay are the picture-perfect next big thing in culinary tourism. The Cays Food and wine lovers will enjoy two themed gala dinners from a classic sixcourse French cuisine to the best in panAmerican cooking, various activities for ing and diving to chef beach cookouts to wine and culinary demonstrations. the stars. All served up by celebrated chefs Jean Joho from Chicago/Los Angeles, Mi chael Blackie from Ottawa, Tom Fleming from Dallas, Craig Flinn from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Clevelands Eric Wil liams. The Host Chef is Michael Howell, Executive Chef of The Green Turtle Club Michael Palij, MW (Master of Wine from Oxford, England) is the worlds lead ing authority on wines from Italy and will also serve up wine pairings, tastings and seminars for the inner-sommelier in every one. ing as it sounds. Make time to unwind and drink in the local culture. A limited num are available now. Single event tickets will be available on February 6. Visit www.de vourthebeach.com for more information on passes, tickets and travel. by a small team of culinary event profes sionals led by Executive Director, Michael Howell, and Managing Director, Lia Rinal The Food Film Fest. It is an internation that takes place annually in November in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dominican and Haition nationals attempting illegal entry in Sandy Point captured as aircraft crashes into police jeep On Feb 23, at 6:45pm a twin engine Aztec Piper landed on the airstrip in Sandy Point. The aircraft was carrying a group of illegal immigrants. The aircraft was met by police as it landed. In an attempt to avoid capture, the pilot of the aircraft rammed the police jeep. Abaco Superintendent of Police, Noel Curry, said the police were acting on intel ligence provided by New Providence and were set to capture the pilot and passengers when they touched down. When the air the plane and instructed the pilot to stop. It was then that, according to Supt. Curry, the pilot intentionally crashed the plane into the approaching police vehicle. were treated. When the aircraft stopped, seven ille gal immigrants as well as the pilot attempt ed to escape by running into the bushes. Police arrested four Dominican na tionals and three Haitian nationals, includ ing a toddler. Police believe the pilot to be a Baha mian. A manhunt is underway for the pilot. Supt. Curry has indicated that the pilots identity is known to Police. The passengers were transported to New Providence for processing. Supt. Curry commented that the air craft likely originated from Jamaica or Haiti, but it was still being determined. South Abaco New photography book published on the bird life of Abaco A spectacular new photographic book on the birds of Abaco has just been pub lished by The Delphi Club. The 272-page, large-format, hard hamas and features more than 160 species of birds found in Abaco and its outer cays, including several species that are unique to The Bahamas. Included are several very rare birds, not least the elusive Kirtlands Warbler and two species never previously recorded, let alone photographed, in The Bahamas Swainsons Hawk and the Black-browed Albatross. All the 300-plus photographs, with out exception, were taken on Abaco. And many were taken by talented guests from the Delphi Club itself, which is located in the pristine wilderness of south Abaco and overlooks a beautiful Atlantic beach called Rolling Harbour. The books, which weigh over 4lbs each, have been produced to the highest of standards and were printed in Italy by one Please see Birds Page 15

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk //Rake & Scrape 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, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-3200 FAX 242-367-3677 AbaconianNews@gmail.com Subscribe NOW Order form on Abacos most complete newspaper. 2022 Aero Circle New Smyrna Beach FL. 32168 8,000 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 Community Calendar (See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) Grillout Of all things in Bahamian sic to be one of the most endear ing. At its best, Rake & Scrape is a liberating form of music. Rake & Scrape springs from a time when our ancestors had very lit tle, especially fancy instruments. But it was also cultivated in a time when our forefathers aspired for so much more. A simple saw and spoon could become a gateway of soul. As music it is both raucous and harmonious. Its a blending of what we once lacked and what we strived for. We wanted to hear music, so we made it in the toolshed. In many ways Rake & Scrape represents Bahamians as a peo ple. We found a way to express ourselves even when we lacked traditional instruments. It shows our resourcefulness. It shows our earnestness, and pride, in that we would master such a ridicu lous instrument. It shows that we can make-do and still achieve something beautiful. But these days Rake & Scrape is mostly treated as a gimmick. Its something to throw into a performance for the tourists to enjoy. Dont get me wrong, many still incorporate Rake & Scrape into their performances masterfully, but how often have you seen a bored musician scrape away while a CD of Greatest Hits played in the background. Weve grown lazy on the accomplishments of the previ ous generations. Our culture, hard-fought and hard-won, has become a gimmick to us. The te nacity of those whove gone be fore us seems to have been bur ied with them. These days we seem to do very little else except play over their already-recorded CDs. I think its time this cur rent generation made some new noise. The residents of the Family Islands, and Abaco in particular, still have a potent strand of the Rake & Scrape mentality in us. Doing for ourselves. Not wait ing on handouts, yet not turning down hand-me-downs. We are tough. Fighters. Doers. So it is ridiculous that we just sit back when we know things must be done. for our children, businesses, en vironment and culture. And we out every day and mumbling at the television as ZNS recalls all the bad things happening in the country. We need to force the good things to happen. We need to make the music ourselves. Even if it means getting unconvention al. Even if it means little bit of Rake & Scrape.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 We Have Moved Office!You can nd us in the Insurance Management Building, Accross form Memorial Plaza, Queen Elizabeth Drive. Letters to the Editor Missing Our Visits to the Treasure Cay Citrus Farm Dear Editor, For many years my friends and I have enjoyed afternoon vis its to the old citrus farm at Trea sure cay just to see the various sights and to see what fruits and veggies are being planted and to tour the facility. This is no longer possible. On a recent visit we were abruptly turned away by staff who stated that this is private property. They said no outsiders allowed. From the brief glimpse we had, we could see they were not growing veggies: more like to bacco plants or something simi lar. If anyone knows anything would appreciate knowing. Those visits are greatly missed. Thank you Michael We must demand better Dear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space to air this grievance. Though this may seem like an old issue being dredged up again, it is absolutely ridiculous that there is no simple access to the Minis ter of Parliament for Central and South Abaco. Its unbelievable to me that this man receives $1,500 per is there a discernable number to call. The stipend is given for the able to call or visit. I know it at his house and you can reach him there; however, most people have no idea where he lives and no one really supposes that his home number is the same as his So why is there no clearly using his home what is he doing with the $1,500 that he receives Further, what is he doing with the capital stipend he re years ago it was $100,000 per constituency. Why should this even be a question that needs For close to seven years it seems we have lacked represen tation in the House of Assembly and quite frankly we deserve some answers; we deserve rep resentation. Where is his voice on the lack of maintenance and slow Where is his voice on the constant delays stopping our new International Airport Terminals opening and holding back the Where is his voice on the undesired tax reform of Value Where is his voice on the unhindered progress of shanty Why do we as a people con tinue to simply accept failed rep Stephen R. In Response to Editorial Mythical Creatures Dear Editor, Thanks for having the sheer With genuine sincerity, I stand and salute you. Stan S. Airport VS Roads Dear Editor, I think a contest should be held between a date for comple tion of the airport and the road to the ferry dock. Buy a ticket with your date and choice. Proceeds split be tween a winner and a charity of the winners choice. Likely not legal, but just a thought. Bet you a lot of tickets would be purchased. -B.W.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 The annual Man O War Flea Market, held this year on February 15, brought loads of people to the small Cay. Many arrived by ferry throughout the morning. This year the weather had collaborated and it was under blue skies. With a refreshing breeze on their faces the bargain hunters did their shopping. As usual, there was something for everyone whether it was picture frames, books, pastries, homecooked food, white elephants items, plants and jewelry. This year there was even a very informative demonstration in wood turning by Mr. Philip Sands. Children were occupied on the bounc ing castle or racing soldier crabs and adults crowded around the stands, particularly the The Cays Man O War Flea Market brings crowd to cay food stand manned by parents where fried chicken, chicken souse, peas n rice and macaroni & cheese were lunch favorites. with friends and acquaintances. The Pantry also had its line of fol tween an assortment of breads, cakes and pastries, as well as jams and dips. The Man O War Garden Club boast ed a luscious display of ornamentals, herbs and salads as well as sour oranges that could also be found at several locations on the island. A glass beads stand attracted a lot of ladies interested in Pandora bracelet beads or heart pendants. The building holding the white elephant sale was packed with peo ple. There cheap bargains could be found on clothes, handbags, purses, hardware items, bric a brac or home decor, most of them for under $10.00. No wonder this years takings broke the previous years records. The Friends of Abaco Animals had their sale under the gazebo; there too books, clothes and decorations items could be found at a bargain price, the proceeds go to help neuter and spay cats and dogs. As usual, there was a constant crowd around the silent auction stand as peo ple wrote their offers and continuously checked if they were out-bid for such en ticing lots as lunches at Sea Spray, Petes Pub, Jaimes Place or Crackers Peas to mention a few, or a deal for inter-island travel on Alburys Ferry, or help with their hardware needs at Standard Hardware, Abaco Hardware or Corner Value. A winner could ship merchandise with Tropical Shipping or spend two nights at the Conch Inn, had his/her teeth taken care of by Dr. Norman Cove or a back problem handled by Dr. Koch, not to men tion a multitude of other great lots. The bulk of the crowd was returning on the 1:30 ferries, some to the Union Jack dock, others to the Eastern dock, most of them with a treasure to carry back home, silent auction results were announced. Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in Hope Town will feature original works by local watercolour artist Brigitte Bowyer at a wine and cheese reception on Wednes day, March 12, from 4:30 to 7 pm. The exhibition will continue through April 9. All are welcome. Brigitte Bowyer is a watercolour painter with a special touch. This is due to the wet-on-wet technique she uses in many of her paintings. This is not the predict able kind of painting most people remem ber when they think of this medium, but a vibrant, loose and fun presentation. The artist strives to evoke emotions and memories in the viewer and feels that as an artist she is an entertainer, and there fore cannot live without an audience. Prepare to be entertained by this art ist's exhibition of turquoise seas and vi brant tropical colours at Hummingbird Cottage Art Centre in the heart of Hope Town. prize, a round trip ticket on Cherokee Air, was Briana Sweeting of Cherokee Sound. Sue Sweeting from Man O War won the iPad Mini, the second prize. There were too many silent auction items to list all the buyers, but one of the best items, a small sail boat dinghydo nated by David and Carol Pahl from Hope Townwas bought by Dr. Leo Landhus for his grandchildren. David and Dorothy King, new second home owners, bought the wooden barra cuda painted by Man O War artist, Pam Smith. The schools Art Teacher, Patricia Farrel bought many lots, among them a voucher from Tropical Shipping. This year again, the Flea Market was a great success. According to the schools Principal, Mrs. Kelly Janes, The Pantry, The Man O War Garden Club booth and the Parents food stand did extremely well. She expressed her gratitude towards the many volunteers and contributors, es pecially to Nancy and Michael Albury and Lu Ann Goode. The proceeds will help the primary school to pay for some of its needs such as improvements, buying learning material, trips, among other needs. Watercolour exhibition and reception to be held at Hummingbird Cottage

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Cays This property has been in my family for nearly 100 years. Prior to September 1932 my great-grandparents, Herman and May Curry, and their three daughters lived in a large, two-story home there. It had four bedrooms, including two upstairs with large dormer windows. Below the house was a cellar where and provide relief from the heat, the dining room and kitchen were situated in a sepa rate structure behind the main house. But September 5, 1932 brought the egory 5 hurricane. It destroyed most of the buildings on Green Turtle Cay, including the Curry family home. Herman and May were left to rebuild a house with nothing more than the materi als they could salvage from the rubble. My grandmother remembered watching her mother pull on overalls and climb the steep roof to nail shingles. Even today, there are signs within the cottage of its humble heritage. The wall boards vary randomly in width and length. Strange notches in the kitchen ceil ing beams serve no purpose in the current structure. And not surprisingly, the house Historic home moved in GTC sor. Pa Herman passed away in 1958, and soon after, Ma May moved to Nassau to be near her daughters and grandchildren. After her death in 1984, the little house by the ferry sat empty most of the time and by the turn of the century, it was shuttered year-round. Tom to Green Turtle Cay in 2005, the house was in disrepair. Its concrete foot ings were beginning to crumble, the paint had peeled, and without a protective coat ing, the wood siding was wearing away. A the interior walls water-stained. Please see House Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS Tom and I offered to purchase the house and restore it, but as is often the case, the various relatives who owned the property had different ideas about what to do with it. Thats when our friends Mark and Caroljean Lowe stepped in to help. With the long-term fate of the house still up in the air, they offered to make some immedi ate repairs and protect it from further dete rioration in the interim, while using it for their golf cart rental company Kool Karts. Well always be grateful to Mark and Car oljean for seeing the cottage through those years of uncertainty. Finally, by 2012, the various family members were all in support of our offer to buy it, and Tom and I completed the purchase. Our journey toward restoring Fish Hooks took an unexpected detour when we learned that the crane we hoped would move the cottage was out of commission, and nobody knew how long repairs would take. Needless to say, the weekend of the move was a stressful one for Tom and me. We wondered if, despite our months of planning and anticipation, we might leave Green Turtle Cay without moving the house at all. Then, on Monday, Jason had a word with local contractor, Wade Cash. Wade agreed to bring his crew by on Tuesday morning to see what they might be able to The Cays House From Page 11 do to help. By lunchtime on Tuesday, the house had been lifted completely off its old foun dation and by end of day, Fish Hooks was ready to move. We knew that together, Jason, Oral, Wade and his crew were a construction dream team. Still, I didnt sleep much on Tuesday night. As the fourth generation of our family to own this property, I feel a huge responsibility for preserving and pro tecting it. When I got up on Wednesday, it felt like a mix of Christmas morning and the beginning of a day on which you have a root canal scheduled. Fortunately, I neednt have worried. Thanks to the resolve and resourcefulness of our dream team, and despite a few chal lenges along the way, by Wednesday after new foundation. It was lovely to have so many family members and friends drop by to offer well wishes and check on our progress. And we made a few new friends among the pass ersbys. Tom and I are so very grateful to Wade, Adam, Brandon, Benny, Jason and Oral for everything theyve done over the past few days. These folks are extraordi narily skilled at what they do. And at the risk of repeating myself, thanks to Tom for all the hours (and sleep less nights) hes put into documenting our Fish Hooks journey. Elbow Cay Reef Ball trumps success of last year The Reef Ball was held on Elbow Cay on Feb 15. This year it was held at the Abaco Inn and a second Reef Ball will be held on March 1 at the Jib Room in Marsh Harbour. A silent and live auction delighted the crowd with great prizes. Lo cal band, Suppa Time brought the beats that got the crowd dancing at the end of the evening. The Reef Ball is an annual charity dinner hosted by Friends of the Environ ment. The dinners, at $100 per plate, raised money for the educational charity. As patrons browsed the silent auction items friends and acquaintances chatted and en joyed the beautiful evening. During the dinner the live auction was held. The ever-energetic Michael Albury was the auctioneer-in-chief as he rattled through the different prizes taking them to their highest possible bidding prices for a good cause. An auctioned pie donated by local ly-famous baker, Belle Albury, went for $600. After many of the live auction items were won, Lindsey McCoy, Friends coor dinator, took things in a more direct ap proach. To build a new educational and research facility, a Build a Room option was offered to the guests. Guests could donate anything from It was a very successful tactic. Friends Executive Director, Kristin Williams, said The Hope Town Reef Ball dent that the Hope Town community sees the value in the preservation of our natural resources and their generous contributions will go a long way in creating a sustain able future for the people and wildlife of Abaco.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Cays GTCs new Artist in Residence seeks the tranquility of island life Green Turtle Cay has a new face thats become quite familiar these past few weeks. Usually found with his easel propped opposite his muse one of the cays street views, homes or beaches, Rett Sturman has a growing collection of oilpainted scenes like the Albert Lowe Mu seum hes currently working on. After a Google search for beautiful places in the Caribbean, Rett Sturman fell in love with the array of turquoises that New Plymouths harbour had to offer. Hailing from Vermont, which was expe riencing -20 degree weather, hes sought refuge on the 3-mile-long island for the past 6 weeks. Rett, 67, studied for his Masters in Architecture in the 70s at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he realized that he wanted to paint. After starving for a number of years, he spent a lot of his time visiting some of his old teachers with his progress and theyd in turn offer their criti cism. One in particular would ask, Are blows. But, he said laughing, there was some good criticism there and a lot of the time, there would be a little pearl to take home. So, the then 20-somethingyear-old wouldnt be too discouraged. I felt pumped up and Ive been doing it for 40 years. Its taken a lot of practice. When home, Rett has someone who takes his soft canvas sheets and makes them into giclee prints, a process of print ing paintings via an inkjet printer, which he jokes makes them look nicer than the His work (which in the past has ranged in price from a few thousand to sometimes $25,000 depending on the sub ject) has been sold in galleries, but after so many years he began feeling pigeon-holed. I just burned out. Stepping away from the factory-line style of working and attracted by the un modern, loyalist homes of Green Turtle, its provided a calm and warm environ ment to do some of his work thats not like anything else [hes] really done be fore and hes really having fun. Rett has no aims to make a living off of these landscaped canvas prints of pre dominantly the homes in New Plymouth, he spoke of keeping them and some of his for his 24-year-old son, Evan, to come across. Its a beautiful idea that would allow his son to stand in his shoes while taking in the lighting, the people and the surround ings of a paradise unlike anywhere else. He explained how nice it was to have people chatting to him rather than the soundless ness of a studio, admiring his work (only a distraction when hes trying to get the lighting just right). Some of his favourite moments on the cay include what some of the island people have said. For example, a quote from one local: Our artist in residence will be here painting the different scenes of GTC (from one end to the other) until the 25th of Feb ruary. His oil paintings, all drying on the self-cut sheets of rollable canvas will be travelling in a hard case back to Canada. The capture of the Albert Lowe Museum has taken him about 2 weeks to complete. His cross-handed style of painting profess es someone who wants a reassured, steady hand to follow the imperfect lines of the homes. His architectural background brought distaste for the use of rulers to produce lifeless straight lines. I like to follow the hand of the painter. His overall experi ence on Green Turtle Cay has been heav enly...it really has. And Ill be back next year very happily so. work with leading museums and university presses in Europe and the US, including New York's Metropolitan Museum. The book is published as a neverto-be-repeated limited edition of just 600, The rest will be given to each of the 25 schools in Abaco, to the National Library of the Bahamas, to the Minister for Educa tion and to the 35 contributors. Written and collated by retired Lon don barrister, Keith Salvesen, who is well known to many Abaconians for his rolling harbour.com wildlife blog, and designed by his art-publisher wife Sally, the book and international expertise. There are con tributions from virtually the entire elite of the Abaco and Bahamian birding commu nity. The book also features a speciallycommissioned and up-to-the-minute scien in Abaco since 1950, compiled by Tony White from Nassau with Dr Elwood Brac ey, a wellknown Treasure Cay resident. Priced at $145 each, the book will be available exclusively from The Delphi Club (1-242-366-2222 or delphi.baha mas@gmail.com). local Abaco wildlife causes. Birds From Page 7 Pay As You Go! 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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 South Abaco Johnston Studios Foundry awarded $74,000 to construct Sir Lynden statue On Feb. 13, The Bahamas Govern ment awarded a $74,000 contract to Peter Johnston and Richard Appaldo of Johnston Studios Foundry in the House of Assembly to construct a bronze statue of former Ba hamian Prime Minister, the late Sir Lyn den Pindling. The statue will be erected at the Lyn den Pindling International Airport in New Providence on July 10. During a recent bronze casting at the Foundry in Little Harbour, Johnston ex inches (5 6) tall, and mounted on a fourfoot granite marble base to soar at more than nine feet once completed. Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said Sir Lyndens life and work are linked to the history of the modern Bahamas and the major ad vancements of the Bahamian people. She added that he will join the ranks of other being memorialized in a similar fashion. Along with a committee, the family of Sir Lynden were involved in the selec tion process of Johnston, who said he was honoured to have been commissioned to sculpt such a masterful piece that will be come a part of the nations history. Standing alongside the life-size stat ue, Johnston explained that they submitted a three-foot model to the committee, which was approved on Feb. 12 in the House of Assembly. To construct the statue, Johnston and Appaldo are using the 5,000-year-old Lost Wax process. With the use of materials like iron, foam and modeling composition, dynamics of the statue. The head of the statue is completed so far, and the statue will be casted into 14 pieces. We will cast it hollow, then reas semble it and weld it together with a stain less steel internal framework to make it solid, Johnston outlined. The men will receive further approv al this month when the committee travels to Abaco to view their progress. Once ap proved, the statue will advance to the next stage of plaster molding, then on to wax, Johnston estimated that the amount of material used for just the statue weighs be tween 1,200 to 1,500 pounds with the base adding an additional 3,000 pounds. Above: An introduction to the new Administrator for South Abaco Following the retirement of South Abaco's former Administrator, Joshua Smith, last year after a short tenure, the tor for Central Abaco, Preston Cunning ham, who had the arduous task of adminis trating both large districts. In November 2013, Lavon HarrisSmith arrived to take up the post as Ad ministrator for South Abaco following six months of service in Mayaguana. She has been very busy during the ects and doing a lot of driving to visit the various townships within her district which covers Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point on the mainland as well as Moores Island which she visits once a month. Ms. Harris-Smith is no stranger to Administrator was to Green Turtle Cay as Administrator for the North, a post she held for one and a half years. Ms. HarrisSmith's position as Is land Administrator comes after many years of dedicated employment in many depart ments of the Public Service. She joined the public service in 1984 as a trainee market and Fisheries where, after six months, she was seconded to BAIC where she worked the Prime Minister she was then transferred to the Ministry of Finance and Planning in the Revenue Administration Department and, during the next 18 years, worked her way up to the position of First Assistant Secretary. By September of this year she will have completed 30 years of govern ment service. In 2008 Ms. Harris Smith began feel ing the desire to become an Island adminis trator and so she applied in 2010. She was called into training for six months and then received a posting to Green Turtle Cay in 2011. Ms. HarrisSmith says that she en joyed her work in Green Turtle Cay very much, the people were very nice and the council easy to work with. "We were able to do a lot of work in the community, complete many projects and carry out a lot of hurricane repairs. My posting as Island Administrator for the North also necessitated me working two days a week in Coopers Town and I liked working in both these districts," she stated. Ms. Harris Smith says she has found it quite interesting taking up a position at the opposite end of the island and has found that, "The North and South bring two dif welcoming, they are very industrious and entrepreneurial and there are a lot of good cooks," she says. "I am enjoying my post ings as Island Administrator very much as I am in a position to help more people than when I was working in a government of nities achieve their goals. I want to leave a positive and lasting effect where ever I go," she says. Ms. Harris Smith has noted that there is a lot of room for growth in all areas of South Abaco and she feels that there are many opportunities there to be explored and taken advantage of. For example, the Disney cruise ship which comes into Gorda Cay several times a week could provide opportunities for local residents to create tours and take visitors to various environ mentally touristic sites which could be de Please see Admin Page 17 Amazing hilltop lots with fantastic sea views. ese lots are the best priced lots in the subdivision, and boast the best views. Bakers Creek is located roughly 8 miles north of Marsh Harbour and also from Treasure Cay. e subdivision features underground utilities to all lots and access for all homeowners to the beach where picnic tables are available. Each lot is 11,300 sq. (.26 acres) BSD $39,900 Property For Sale BAKERS CREEK BEACH LOT 10 BAKERS CREEK Bakers Creek Lots 10 & 11

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs veloped such as Hole in the Wall, the man groves and the South Abaco National Park. She also feels that there is an excel lent market for handicraft development in the area and would like to see this taken more seriously. "The area is abundant in silver palm for straw work and shells and sea glass for jewellery. We need to be competitive with other countries and can not sit back and wait for government do everything for us," she advises. leading into Sandy Point and Crossing Rocks are improvements Ms. Harris Smith would like to see as she feels facelifts are needed. Also, she feels that Hard Bargain the airport which has been very much ne glected needs major attention. Ms. Harris Smith feels a responsi bility towards the children and feels that there is limited growth for social develop ment for children in the South apart from church. The Naomi Lightbourne library in Sandy Point, which was commissioned in 2013, will be the recipient of numerous books from the Urban Renewal commu nity. The library will also be receiving assistance from the library section of the Ministry of Education who will be helping brary. This is very pleasing to Ms. HarrisSmith since she says; "I would like to see young people read more; reading is a gate to the universe and helps produce creative minds." South Abaco Admin From Page 16 Cherokee location of not just another tea party Ladies from Cherokee, as well as Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Hope Town and even Nassau, gathered for their 19th annual Valentines Tea Party on Fri day, Feb 14. They enjoyed Tea Party-type refresh ments of little cakes and sandwiches, tea, fruit punch and even included coffee on the menu this year. Guests either brought their own china tea cup and saucer or were able to use one of the many lovely extras provided for them (no Styrofoam cups or paper plates here). Reverend Marie Neilly introduced a prayer for the gathering to get things start ed. There were many old friends, but also time. Some simple but challenging games were played while Hostess, Lee PInder, attempted to keep everyone entertained. Besides the many little prizes, there was a drawing to see who would receive the antique china teacup and saucer, won by Rosie Saunders of Nassau, as well a Val entines Box of Russell Stover Chocolates, won by Peggy Albury of Cherokee, who has been one of the organizers for the party for many years. Tea Parties conjure up visions of little girls with their playmates and dollies, but these Tea Parties are for the ladies. Many may say they dont have the time to waste, but its really a time to pamper and to treat them and to give them a day off from the babysitting. Men are not allowed, nor are any children strictly the ladies. Its a time for them to enjoy the fellowship of other women. A collection was taken up this year (something else that had never been done before) with the ladies voting to where they would like to see the money donated. $150 was collected, with $100 going to Epworth Chapel and $50 going to The Assemblies of God, both Cherokee churches. New Cherokee Church Board elected The members of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound elected a new congregational board during regular ser vices on Feb 23. The new board consists Marie Neilly, who conducted the voting process, along with the outgoing Secre tary, Lee Pinder. Other out-going board members were Michael Knowles, Chair man, Linda Albury, Treasurer and board members Norma Jean Neilly and Annette Roberts. Elected were Kenneth Albury, Rex Albury, Erica Bethel, Jim Bethel (who, along with his brother and their construc tion company had undertaken the job of restoring the old church building) and Mi chael Bethel (a special appointee to the old congregational board to do fund raising for the restoration work needed). They Reverend Neilly thanked the outgoing board members for serving and for their steadfast dedication to working for the Lord. She pointed out that the old board had accomplished many great things dur ing the past year alone and, although, the main renovations are nearly completed on the old church, there was still much to be accomplished. She said that some repairs within the attic and roof still had not been completed and that an addition to the building itself is planned to house a foyer, storage and bathroom area (which the church has never had before). She did say this additional work, al though already discussed by the previous board, would have to be sometime in the future as there were still commitments to be paid off and more fundraising to do. She said that the new congregational board has their work cut out for them, but there was plenty of work to go around and everyones help was needed. The new congregational board mem with some encouraging words by the min ister and thanked for agreeing to serve God and the church during its time of need. In addition, before dismissing them the con gregation was thanked for their part in the election and voting process and asked for their continued support for this new board.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sales T eam of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationW e Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAR. 1, 2014Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof, 1,600 s/f patios & walks, 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel,100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, $1,349,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000. "Girasole" # 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guesthouse. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Houses Condos Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $369,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. Treasure House # 2 #1777 2 bed, 2 bath topsider style 1,000 s/f furnished beachside villa. Exceptional elevated Sea & beach views. Close to beach & pool. $499,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $275,000. Beach Villas # 651# 2230 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping. $209,000. Royal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $369,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential. $299,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 2 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades, new air conditioning & asphalt architectural shingles. Close to beach. $249,900. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath 3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home. 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel, 100 beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views. $1,850,000. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f villa, furnished near beach, pool, shops & marina. $229,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2035 # 1981 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach. Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $449,950. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbour front Home, panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage. $949,000. HousesRoyal Poinciana # 2512 #2060 2 bed, 2 bath, ground level furnished beachfront condo,on site pool & tennis court. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $325,000. Beach Villa # 715 # 2072 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f turn-key furnished beachfront villa. Well maintained, excellent vacation rental income potential. $299,000. #2073 Condo # 1211 1 bed, 1 bath, 462 s/f ground level furnished harbourfront condo. Great views. $149,000. Mariners Cove Condominiums# 2010 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,236 s/f 2 level furnished harbourfront condo. Fully refurbished in 2008. Close to beach & marina $374,000. #985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit. Totally upgraded in 2013. Priced for immediate sale. $ 198,500. #655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $189,000. #1942 Condo # 1312 1 bed, 1 bath, 450 s/f 2nd level furnished unit overlooking community pool. $199,000. The White House # 2131-Awesome 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 level tastefully furnished Ocean Blvd. beach home, 3,312 s/f under air, plus garages58,500 s/f landscaped parcel-150 beach frontage. panoramic sea & beach views. $2,655,000. Palm Bay # 9 # 2108 Newly construched 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2,077 s/f turn-key furnished harbourfront townhouse. Golf cart included. Private boat slip, Excellent vacation rental income potential. 8 0% 15 Year Financing Available! $579,000. Sea Cliff # 2179 Luxury 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level sea view home. 2,550 s/f under roof, tastefully furnished .12,589 s/f elevated landscaped lot. Excellent rental income potential. $599,000. Hulls Landing # 2204 3 bed, 3 bath plus loft, turn-key furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 2,700 s/f under air, + garage & covered porch. Pool & dock. Many extras. 10,000 s/f parcel w/80 canal frontage. $995,000. Helens Point # 1791 4 bed, 3 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153 of bulkheaded seawall & dock. $1,095,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4 # 16203 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condos on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW EACH $ 599,000. Beach Villa # 601 # 2240 2 bed, 2 bath, 865 s/f turn-key furnished villa. Recently upgraded, well maintained, near beach. Priced to Sell! $199,000. Beach Villa # 655 # 2241 2 bed, 2 bath exceptionally large 1,013 s/f attractively furnuished villa near beach. Excellent vacation rental income potential $299,000. Pisces # 2085 Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath harbourfront home, 2,189 s/f under air, plus 1,269 s/f double garage & covered patio. 13,716 s/f property with 71 deep water dockage. Private pool. Owner Downsizing $ 997,000. Green Gecko # 2283 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2 level furnished canal home. 2,870 s/f under air, plus 1,045 s/f covered verandahs. Immaculate condition.Many upgrades. Garage, dock, gazebo, dolphin pilings. $1,495,000. Laguna # 1875Charming 1,550 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 102 canal frontage with T dock & 16,000 lb boat lift. $595,000.Royal Palm # 2437 # 2286 Well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Panoramic harbour views. Boat slip & dock. $399,000.CondosCasa Pita, Ocean Blvd. #2334 Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 5,234 s/f furnished beachfront estate home on 51,452 s/f landscaped lot w/110 beach frontage. Includes guest house & 2 double garages. $3,495,000. # 2321 Mariners Cove 1217 1 bed, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished unit overlooking harbour & marina Great vacation rental income potential. $139,000. Royal Palm 2301#2311 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Desirable end unit. Private finger dock & slip. Golf cart. $299,000. Full Moon # 2163 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 level furnished canal home, 2,990 s/f under air, recently renovated, many upgrades. 86 deep water dock & boat lift. $ 895,000. Royal Palm 2419 #2294 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbour condo w/ loft. Elevated harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. Excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Royal Palm 2325 #2285 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Great harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. $259,000. # 12 Ocean Blvd. # 1007 Elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 3,500 s/f furnished beach home. 100 beach frontage, pool. Recently refurbished Excellent vacation rental income earner. $1,995,000. Summertime # 1550 Exquisite 5 bedroom, 4 bath Ocean Blvd furnished estate home & guest house, total 3,800 s/.f under air, plus 4,100 s/f patios & porches on 1.37 landscaped acre with 133 Treasure Cay beach frontage. $2,695,000. Ocean Villa 923 #2332 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near to beach, marina & shopping. Well maintained, Excellent rental income potential $299,000. Treasured Times # 2365 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished canalfront home, 3,430 s/f under roof, fully refurbished in 2007, double garage, many upgrades & extras. 16,000 s/f lot, 90 canal frontage. $779,000. #2359 Condo # 1108 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished condo overlooks harbour. $139,000. Royal Palm 2480 # 23103 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Deep water dock, artwork, van & golf cart included. Near beach. $463,000. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,850 s/f under roof, double garage, covered verandah, 15,306 s/f pacel, 91 canal frontage, 25 finger dock, boat lift. $2,495,000. #2391 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f furnished harbourfront condo, includes garage. $195,000. #2390 Condo # 1412 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f turn-key furnished harbour condo, garage. $219,000. Beach Villa 685 #2360 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 886 s/f turn-key furnished villa just 2 minutes from beach. Renovated & refurbished. $249,000. Atlantis 2107 # 2392 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,075 s/f ground level turn-key furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Includes private dock & slip. Close to beach. $299,000. Yellow Coconut Cottage # 2211Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 level Brigantine Bay canal home. 1,541 s/f under air, plus balconies, patios & garage. Private boat slip & 20,000 boat lift, golf cart, many extras. $749,000. Sunny Side # 2013 Luxurious 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,704 s/f furnished sea view home on 15,750 s/f landscaped lot. Well maintained, close to Treasure Cay Beach & Windward Beach. Many upgrades. $499,000. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beach condo, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Beach Villa 648 # 2420 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,050 s/f furnished villa near beach. Recently renovated and expanded. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $199,000. Beach Villa # 638 #2306 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,127 s/f tastefully furnished home on large double lot, washer/dryer in unit, near beach, good rental income potential. $324,000. Hayes House #2452 Luxurious 3 level, 4 bed, 5 bath beachfront estate home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,600 s/f under roof, plus 3,400 s/f covered verandahs. Elegantly furnished, meticulously maintained. Includes vehicle & golf cart $2,995,000.R E D U C E D Treasure House # 7 #2455 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider style home in beachfront development. Community pool, One of only 12 units. Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $329,000. Bahama Beach Club 2023 #2456 BEST PRICED 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,645 s/f ground level tastefully furnished, owner occupied beachfront condo. Includes giolf cart garage. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $449,000. R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTElysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $497,000. Atlantis 2107 #2392 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath 875 s/f ground level furnished canalfront condo. Includes private dock slip $285,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. FURNISHED $599,000. #2480 Mariners Cove 1511 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level 845 s/f furnished condo overlooking Treasure Cay marina, Well maintained, near beach, close to shops. $239,000. Beach Villa 676 #2488 Exceptionally large 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,250 sq. ft. furnished villa near beach. Owner occupied, but with excellent vacation rental income potential. $349,000.NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club # 2025 #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground level condo, 1,650 sq. ft. Tastefully furnished, well maintained. Great views. Excellent rental income. $599,000 Beach Villa 506 # 2495 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f furnished garden villa comprising 2 back-to-back units. Ideal as a prime vacation rental income property. $299,000. NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club 2030 # 2364 3 bed, 2 bath elegantly furnished 1,650 s/f 2nd level luxury beach condo. Well maintained, owner occupied.Many upgrades. $679,000. Peace & Plenty # 1927 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 3.5 bath 1,930 s/f furnished beach home, plus 1485 s/f covered balcony. 163 beach frontage on 1.453 landscaped acres. Separate guest cottage. Recently renovated. $2,495,000.NEW LISTINGBahama Beach Club 2047 # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath, ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo, close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades & enhancements. Superb sea views. $795,000. Deelarryus #2305 4 bed 2 bath furnished Sea of Abaco home. 1,674 s/f under air, + covered patio & garage. 16,326 s/f parcel, 100 seawalled frontage $599,000.UNDER CONTRACTR E D U C E D R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTBlue Treasure #2533 Fully renovated & upgraded 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f unfurnished home 700 s/f open deck on 13,500 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Drive. Move-In Ready. Enclosed Yard. Exceptional Value. $299,000. NEW LISTING AUCTION

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationW e Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAR. 1, 2014 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout LEISURE LEEBAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, electricity & telephone available. $35,000. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $348,500.TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f ) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000. MARSH HARBOURSales T eam of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau Oce MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $168,000.Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home, recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120 bulk-headed canal frontage, 78 lay-along dock. $489,000. Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot, 88+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock & davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #1692 Prime residential lot # 3 less than 200 from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $1,899,500. Brigantine Bay # 1622-1625 4 adjoining level & cleared canal lots from 11,693 s/f to 13,876 s/f with canal frontages from 74 to 87. All lots with sea walls installed. Utilities available. Great water views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. From $266,000. to $592,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward Beach lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,205 ,000.Vacant Land Treasure Cay Beach Parcels Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #2036 Prime residential lot # 17, close top Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 100 sandy beach frontage each, 21,675 & 23,000 s/f cleared, walled parcels. All utilities available. Fabulous sea views. EACH $ 599,000. GREAT CISTERN CAY# 2176 Rivendell Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,284 s/f. furnished beach cottage on 17,090 s/f parcel with 110 of Sea of Abaco frontage. $359,000.Galleon Bay Canal Lot 4 # 1963 10,000 s/f cleared lot/w 80 seawalled canal frontage, New deep water sheltered T dock with power & water. $315,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 10, Blk. 203 # 1905 large 18,330 s/f parcel, 91 bulkheaded canal frontage, 480 s/f garage & dock. All utilities available $325,000. # 1197 Beachfront Lot # 7, 17,095 s/f with 126 hard rock & sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available. Enchanting Sea of Abaco views. $ 259,000. Inland Lot Near Beach # 2022Large 21,450 s/f choice corner lot on main road in Section 1. electricity & telephone available. 1,000 to beach. $49,000. #1173 Brigantine Bay Lot 8, Block 191 11,200 s/f parcel with 80 seawalled canal frontage. All utilities available. $ 195,000. SCOTLAND CAY#2198 Waterfront Lot 7, Block K : Large 34,993 s/f parcel with approx. 386 of Sea of Abaco frontage. Good elevation, adjacent to private harbour entrance. $439,500. #2217 Lot 78, Block 1 Prime 10,000 sq. ft. parcel on Flamingo Dr. 80 road frontage. Near to beach& golf course. All utilities available. $49,995.#2213 Leisurely Times 2 bed, 1 bath, 845 s/f furnished canal home on 12,100 s/f parcel w/110 bulkheaded canal frontage & 50 layalong dock. $299,000. JOES CREEKLot B Joes Creek Vicinity # 2253, Large 20,807 s/f lot adjacent to Leisure Lee, close to beach. Electricity, telephone & DSL available $50,000. Rock Point Beach Lot 9, Block 233 # 2140 12,257 s/f parcel with 90 beach frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. Beachfront Lot 11, Treasure Cay Beach : # 2270 12,866 s/f elevated, cleared parcel with 118 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous panoramic beach & sea views. All utilities available. $1,199,000.#2265 Central Pines Duplex 2 bed, 2 bath each, 2,200 s/f total, 12,000 s/f corner parcel. $180,000. Sea View Lot K-82: # 2298 8,744 s/f lot located less than 200 from Sea of Abaco dockage. Access to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $199,000. Sugar Plantation 36: #2238 Lovely 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 level 3,400 s/f tastefully furnished Sea of Abaco waterfront home, plus 1,000 s/f garage & guest house. Pool, private dock, boat lift. 21,926 s/f lot with 100 shoreline $895,000. Orchid Bay Beach Lot # 25 # 1530 1.173 acre beach lot with 135 Atlantic Ocean beach frontage. Usage of Orchid Bay amenities. $1,499,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 34, Blk. 203 # 2320 Cleared 15,045 s/f parcel with 126 seawalled canal frontage, dock with power & water, dolphin pilings. $249,000. Beachfront Lot 58, Windward Beach # 2333 22,900 s/f level parcel with 101 Sea of Abaco beach frontage. All utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $599,000. Boiling Hole # 1030 Two Sea of Abaco waterfront lots (16,689 s/f & 18,192 s/f) 73 & 80 water & highway frontage. Hard rock shoreline. Utilities available. EACH $65,900. Boiling Hole # 1029 10.9 acre wooded tract with 156 Sea of Abaco bayside Sea of Abaco frontage. Utilities available at road boundary. $107,800. Ocean Symphony # 6 Ocean Ridge Estates# 2346 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath newly built & furnished 2,235 s/f Atlantic Ocean home with pool on 16,725 s/f parcel with 111 hardrock shoreline. Includes dock slip on Sea of Abaco. $1,495,000. Ocean Blvd. Beach Lots 92A & 93 # 2361 Exceptionally large 2.0 acre beach parcel w/174 sandy beach frontage. Cleared & level lot, electricity installed. Incredible sea views. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Canal Parcels: # 1319,1320,1801 Your choice of 3 lots, each with 111+/seawalled canal frontage, from 15,270 s/f per lot, utilities available. EACH $249,000. Ocean Blvd Lot 10, # 1842 Oversized 54,963 s/f parcel w/165 pristine sandy beach frontage. All utilities available. Phenomenal sea views. $1,495,000. Thurston Bay Development Parcel #1579 108 acres at entrance to Treasure Cay w/2,300 shoreline w/1,300 sandy beach frontage. Abaco Highway & Treasure Cay Dr. frontage. Great development potential. B$3,900,000. Tranquil Palms # 2366 Well maintained & inviting 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,790 s/f turn-key furnished split level canal front home, good elevations. 110 sea-walled canal frontage, deep water dock, tropically landscaped grounds. $795,000.UNDER CONTRACT NORTH ABACO Fishermans Paradise Marina, Loggerhead Creek # 2355 Under development on 47 acre tract w/1,500 shoreline. Designed for 67 deep water slips for vessels up to 35. Electricity installed. As Is $2,495,000. Wave Watch # 2030 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, elevated 2 level, 2,000 s/f turn-key furnished Atlantic ocean view home. Golf cart included. $449,000.SOUTH ABACO156 Acre Beachfront Parcel #2435 Elevations to 60 w/3,152 sandy Atlantic Ocean beach frontage adjacent to Long Beach community. Sensational sea views. Ideal for residential or resort development $4,500,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 102 #1580 12,000 s/f elevated parcel w/108 ,deep water sea-walled frontage. Utilities available. $275,000. Multi-Family Lot 45, Block 167 # 2436 15,000 s/f parcel, near beach, shopping & marina. $39,950. St Andrews Estates Golf Course Lots 8 & 9 # 2467 2 adjoining lots, total 28,713 s/f w/317 of golf course frontage. Partially cleared, good elevation, all utilities available $79,500. Beachfront Lot 5 B # 714 1 acre elevated parcel with 100 Atlantic Ocean sandy beach frontage, utilities available. $195,000. Harbour Canal Lot 4, Block 200 # 2500 20,000 s/f parcel with 131 sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. $329,000. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina Cottage # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127 of canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000. Sea of Abaco Lot 5, Rock Point # 1543 11,700 s/f cleared lot /w 77 sea front. Utilities available $179,000. Treasure Cay Development Parcels 3 Prime Commercial Lots on Treasure Cay Dr # 2502 Each lot features 15,000 s/f with 100 of road frontage. near Treasure Cay entrance. Zoned for retail business. Utilities available. EACH $85,000. Sandbank Creek Open Zoned Acreage: #2504 12.5 acres with frontage on Treasure Cay Dr. & water frontage on Sandbank Creek. Good elevations, utilities available, ideal for commercial venture. $499,000.TREASURE CAYREDUCED REDUCEDResidential Parcels #130 22,949 s/f beachfront parcel with 365 of Sea of Abaco water frontage. Great Sea of Abaco views. Electricity, water, telephone & DSL internet at road boundary. B$365,000. #1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. REDUCED TO $149,000. #2054 Lot # 204 10,590 s/f lot with 105 deep water canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. # 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $125,000.Lot # 15 Great Abaco Hwy Near Leisure Lee # 567 2.139 acre parcel w/ 50 elevations & 119 frontage on both highway & Coromont Pond. Utilities available. $129,000. Canal Lot 186 # 2469 12,535 s/f parcel on quiet cul-de-sac with 174 of deep water sheltered canal frontage. All utilities available. $119,000. Lot 209 # 2519 12,828 s/f parcel with 100 extra deep water, sheltered canal frontage, All utilities available. $115,000.NEW LISTING1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $109,000.TURTLE ROCKS #2269 Turtle Rocks West 2.50 acre waterfront parcel extends from S.C. Bootle Hwy. to Sea of Abaco 148 hard rock shoreline. Good elevations, great sea views. $299,000. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $69,900. # 1902 Lot # 170 13,459 s/f, close to beach. Ocean views from your 2nd level home. All utilities available. $49,900.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sponging remains a viable industry in Abaco A sponger from Little Abaco spoke about sponge harvesting that is making a comeback on Abaco. Donald Rolle of Mount Hope makes his living sponging, to an interested audience during the Art for the Park event at Abaco Beach Resort on January 25. Donald explained that there are about 60 different types of sponges found here. They come in a variety of colors, size, shape, height, from six feet high to one and a half inches high. The biggest is the loggerhead sponge that grows to size of a 55-gallon drum. He collects mostly six types of spong es. They must be cut carefully, leaving the base in place. The base will regenerate if left undisturbed. before selling them to a buyer a process leaving the sponges to dry, then putting them back into sea water, a process that is repeated several times before it is clean. Mr. Rolle receives $5 to $7 per sponge times that amount. CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer 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 Bahamas WiMax to ever Pay as You Go residential internet Bahamas WiMax, the Bahamas pre mier Wireless Internet Service Provider is You Go residential internet. After months of testing and devel opment Bahamas Wimax CEO Matthew Carey stated, We are pleased to announce that we have added two brand new service offerings to our lineup, MAX Lite and MAX Basic with monthly rates as low as $14.95 Bahamas WiMax metered plans, MAX Lite and MAX Basic give the cus tomer the option of paying for only the in ternet they need. Each plan comes with a base amount of usage and customers can purchase additional usage based on their need. Mr. Carey went on to say that the new internet plans will be available in all the locations currently served by Baha mas WiMax which include, Abaco, New Providence and Exuma with Eleuthera and Grand Bahama coming on later in the year. This is just another example of how we are bringing leading edge technology and value to our customers. Bahamas WiMax is a premier Wire less Internet Service Provider for the Baha mas, dedicated to providing carrier-grade data and telecommunications service as an alternative to wire-based utilities. Pres Business ently serving New Providence, Abaco and Exuma, Bahamas WiMax offers a wide va riety of fast, secure solutions with connec tivity and dedicated support for business and home. Abaco Beach Resort held Taxi Drivers Reception A reception was held at Anglers Res taurant at Abaco Beach Resort on Thurs day evening February 6 from 7 to 9pm un der the theme Partners in Tourism. This event was initiated by Andrew Sweeting, one of the owners of Boat Harbour. The purpose of this event was to build a good relationship with taxi drivers so that they can better cater to those persons who visit Abaco. According to Mr. Sweeting, they have a huge uptrend of 40% so far from last year, which is great, so they want to ensure that all partners in Tourism are on the same page. He believes that coop eration is better than the alternatives. He stated that Tourism represents 79% of the GDP which is huge so it affects people from all walks of life. He would like for every tourist who comes to Marsh Harbour to be treated very well. He would further like for Bahamians to realize that every guest is a great op portunity for all. He noted that many of the guests to their resort are repeat visitors; which is wonderful but he would like to see those numbers increase. This can only happen, he added, if all guests are treated well. He believes that all of us have the power to make an experience wonderful for our visitors. He stated that they spend a lot of money on marketing at his resort but the best marketing is still word of mouth. With Tourism being the bread and butter of the majority of Bahamians, it should not be our desire to have any visitor report a bad experience to their family or friends when they leave our shores. He hopes that everyone will see Tourism as a partnership opportunity and embrace it so that repeat visitors can grow and return with friends. This cocktail re ception, he explained, is one of many other events to follow which are all intended to broaden their relationship with those per sons they view as partners in Tourism. Juliett McCafferty stated that build and forming relationships with stakehold ers are most important if they are to make each visitors experience memorable. Min. Ferguson, also reiterated the importance of this event. She said that her staff reads cially the complaints. She would like for all stakeholders to work together to make Abaco the number another. At the event, the taxi drivers en joyed great food, drinks and music. Per sons invited to this event were stakehold Royal Bahamas Police Force and Taxi driv ers from Central, North and South Abaco. Barry Russell is now serving the people of Abaco once again. Dr. Russell is familiar with Abaco for not only has he practiced here for four years previously but his father was born in Blackwood and so the family has Abaco roots. Dr. Russell will be working at the of a, Royal Harbour Village, one day each month. He also practices in Nassau and Freeport and is the current Chairman of the Bahamas Dental Council which is the regulatory body which grants licenses to dentists and also regulates the profession. Bahamian orthodontist. Abaconian orthodontist returns to serve community Please see Ortho Page 21 Above:

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Business Dr. Russell received his training in dentistry with a specialty in orthodontics at Howard University, Washington DC. He then completed general practice residency at Columbia University and Harlem Hos pital, New York City. When he began his orthodontic practice 23 years ago things were very different and the majority of his patients were children or teenagers. How ever, he says that he has seen many chang es over the years and things are totally dif ferent now than when he started and they are still changing rapidly. Nowadays, Dr. Russell sees children as early as age seven years and the old 86 years of age. He says that nowadays he treats many patients in their older years. "The trend today of many older peo ple is to try to buy time by improving their appearance through cosmetic surgery and ments. "It is good to have a beautiful smile at any age as it makes people feel better about themselves. There have been many technical improvements over the past 10 to 15 years which makes teeth straightening much more palatable. The appliances are less noticeable, more comfortable, have less visibility, work faster and provide bet ter results." Dr Russell uses the 'Damon System' which is the latest technology and a supe rior system and he is the only orthodontist in the Bahamas using it. Dr. Russell is excited to be back on Abaco and to provide service to the com munity. Appointments with Dr. Russell may be made by calling Abaco Dental As sociates at telephone 367 0164 or contact ing them at abacodentalassociates@gmail. com. Ortho From Page 20 BTC launches LTE in Abaco Abaco received Bahamas Tele communications Companys (BTC) lat est upgrade in mobile technology as they launched 4G LTE (LongTerm Evolution) here as well as in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Eleuthera with other islands to be networked-in over the ensuing months. tory launch in Nassaus Pompey Square on Thursday evening, February 13 with guest of honour Dr. Bernard Nottage, Minister of National Security giving the address. Dr. Nottage congratulated Geoff Houston and all the BTC staff on the mo mentous occasion of the new, faster 4G LTE mobile voice and data network then BTC CEO Geoff Houston spoke at the launch and said that from the very be ginning, LTE had been a part of BTCs holistic communication plan and that North Americas telephony and broadband stan dard was always their point of reference. Tonight, the switch over to 4G LTE marks an important milestone for BTC and The Bahamas. In planning for and building a new and enduring network, our reference point was always North America, and LTE has always been a part of our plans, so with 4G LTE going live tonight, The Bahamas is now up there with the best you can get in America. Further, The Bahamas now has the biggest LTE network in the Caribbean region; its absolutely the latest and great est mobile communication network avail able. We are even ahead of most parts of Europe where LTE has just barely been rolled out. BTC has invested some $18 million expanding mobile capacity including the and will invest millions more in the next 12 months as BTC continues to increase per formance and capacity while connecting more of the Family Islands for nationwide 4G LTE coverage. With the launch of 4G LTE, BTC is meeting the immediate and future needs of an increasingly mobile-active population demanding faster speeds, better perfor mance, agility and practicality from their cellular provider. 4G LTE is a standard for wirelesscommunication developed to increase the capacity and speed of wireless data net works and to manage future technology evolutions and needs.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 1, 2014 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 The Strawberry Moneys Annual St. Patricks Day Parade will be held March 17 and will be the 6th year that Irish-forthe-Day boaters, second homeowners and residents of Abaco can celebrate with Shamrocks, beads and the usual shenani gans. Snappas will become an Irish Pub for the night by offering a special brew and grog, and will welcome the green wave of parade participants who will be led by a surprise Grand Marshall. Participants will stage at Memorial Park no later than 4:45pm and the parade of no more than 300 steps will parade to Snappas for an evening of merrymaking beginning at 5pm. Complimentary Irish Beads will be provided. This is a family event, where children and pets are welcome, and the wearing of green is a must. The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club continues to sponsor Bocce on Sundays at their club house located across the street from Snappers. Interested parties can listen to the Cruisers Net for further updates or visit the clubs website at strawberrymon keyyc.com Possession of Unlicensed Firearm cers of the M.H.P.S. came into the station with two male suspects under arrest refer ence to Possession of Unlicensed Firearm ages 33 years and 23 years of The Mudd, Abaco. They were arrested after being found in possession of an unlicensed shot gun. Shooting At 11:00pm on 14th February, a male resident of Grand Cay, reported that located near the water front, involving a number of males. As he tried to intervene to bring peace, however, these young men turned on him, attacked him and pelted him with stones resulting in him receiving injuries about the body. The young men also caused damages to his truck. As a result, one of the males pro striking another male in both legs. Police action requested. The injuries are not life threatening. Investigation continues. Trespassing and Vagrancy At 10:00am on 11th February, an anonymous caller contacted T.C.P.S. and reported that there was a suspicious look ing male lurking in the bushes near Ocean Blvd acting in a suspicious manner. Suspect arrested. As a result a 23 year old of Yamac raw, N.P. was brought to Treasure Cay Police Station by family members where he was arrested and charged. The accused was arraigned in Magistrate Court, Coo pers Town on 14.2.14 where he pleaded not guilty and was remanded to HMP. Shop breaking & stealing On 16/2/14 a female of Sandy Point, Abaco reported to the police at Marsh Harbour Police Station that sometime be tween 6:00pm on 15/2/14 and 6:00am on 16/2/14 some unknown person/s entered her store located at Don Mackay Boule vard searched and stole clothing items. House breaking & stealing On 16/2/14 a 67 year old male of Marsh Harbour; reported to the police at Marsh Harbour Police Station that between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on 16/2/14 some un known person/s stole items from his resi dence. Crime Report Worlds Shortest St. Patrick Day Parade to be held March 17 The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? Part V No. Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Installment in: Is the Airport Open Yet?

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March 1, 2014 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 ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Back 2 Da Island.........................$....................367-0150 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 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 Chiropractor-Michael Hendley, D.C....242-439-0768...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 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 Winter Schedule only (Jan 3rd to Apr 15th, 2014) Mon & Wed: Dep Nassau 2 pm...Arrive S. Abaco 8 pm... Dep S. Abaco 9 pm. Tue & Thu: Arrive Freeport Wed & Fri: 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 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 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 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 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 The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 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 Not on Sundays or holidays

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 05 March 1 2014 FHAs Junkanoo win streak improves to three amid tough competition By Mirella Santillo The very dynamic, enthusiastic Bahamas Gold Medalist, Pauline DavisThompson, visited Abaco on February 11 and 12 to promote the up-coming Bahamas 2014 World Relay that is to take place in Nassau May 24-25. was welcomed by the local representa and Culture, Ishmael Morley who had Mr. Renardo Curry, to hotel resorts in high schools. During her interview with BCN career started when she was 12 years old. Initially, I just loved sports said the athlete, but once I started Track Olympic Gold Medalist visits Abaco to promote the AAF Bahamas World Relays Please see Olympic Page 6 Above: Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson with students from SC Bootle. The student is holding the lignum vitae baton which is to be used in the AAF relays. Above: Forest Heights Academys theme at Love Rush Junkanoo this year was The Four Seasons. Seen in the photo is Fall with a Thanksgiving Turkey in front of the brass section. See page 2 for photos and results.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Abaco Real Estate The Junior Love Rush Junkanoo was Central Abaco Primary won the Primary 3029. FHA narrowly edged out a stellar ever appearance in Love Rush, impressed judges in the Group, and Dance cat egories, beating out every other school in 2663. The totals in each division were as Preschool: Grace Baptist 1011 Primary: Central Abaco 2745 Treasure Cay 2658 Fox Town 2524 JA Pinder 2088 Forest Heights 3029 Abaco Central 2979 Grand Cay 2663 Every Child Counts 955 Wesley College 912 Clockwise from top: and FHA dancer, ACH brass, Fox Town with their Out of from Grand Cay.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 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 Student of the Year Nominees Berneisha Davis Miss Davis was born on June 4, 2003 in New Provi the Deputy Head Girl at Central Ab aco Primary school pre very active at her school where she is involved in the KKids and Discovery Clubs. where she is involved in the youth group, participates in the church service some times where she gives the welcome ad Her hobbies include reading, public school and church having won numerous speach competitions. Even though she is very active in her school and church, Berneisha is a very humble child who is very committed to talk her into engaging in any behavior that ger. cian when she completes high school and college. Her Grade Point Average is 3. 90. with her mother. Malia Sweeting Malia a 10 year old Grade 6 stu Francis de was nomi nated as their lence in academics and being a good role loves swimming, sailing, drawing, writing Hope Town Ball Field clean. at her church and loves acting at school. Hence, she plans to become an actress describes her as being a very encouraging student, one who tries her best to achieve dent who stays on task, well-spoken, coop Providence where she took part in the Arch be competing in the Math and General Knowledge Competitions later this school year. Her classmates describe her as being smart, determined, goal-oriented, a good Head Girl which supports her classmates Principal Josephine Kumar stated that parental support is essential to a childs as her sister Chloe was bestowed the same honor while there. Malia has a 3.8 Grade Point Average Kenedee Romer behaved, hard-working student who has earned Bible Memory and Behaviour Hon our Roll awards since grade one when she per Honour Roll Award. grade one inter-school spelling bee and has rep resented her school well over the years in this compe tition. This young woman has competed in art, science, religious studies and poetry competitions, winning several and contin ues to demonstrate a Godly character. are proud to announce Kenedee Romer, Brittany Weatherford O-War Pri William and Cindy Weath Brittany is a talented and accom plished sixth grader. Brit tany works hard to excel in academics as evidenced by her 98.51 av Honor Roll throughout grades one through six. Bees, General Knowledge Competitions, Her writing has been published in church programs. Last school year, she was the viceThis committee led their school in activi ties that allowed them to attain the presti college. Deshawn McKinney De shawn McK inney was born on May 10, 2001. He is cur rently a sixth grade student at Crossing Rocks Pri He grew up in this quaint community located in south Abaco which he described as exciting yet challenging. with his peers riding bikes throughout the ing his mother and siblings live in Cross ing Rocks. Despite its small population shawn. However, it can be a challenge Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Abaco Marine PropsPropellers 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 AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas BABY CRIBS $250 00 & $285 00 WOODEN TODDLER BEDS $175 .00 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Owners: Ronnie & Pauline Roberts Phone: (242) 367-0546Visit our Showroom Located Opposite the old Lowes Pharmacy ALL LAMINATE FLOORING $2 30 sq.ft. PADDING $0.55 sq.ft. FULL REGULAR MATTRESS $220 .00 QUEEN REGULAR MATTRESS $265 .00 QUEEN ORTHO MATTRESS $310 .00 KING ORTHO MATTRESS $450 .00Commercial Carpet..$11.00sq.yd. Carpet Padding........$6.00 sq.yd. All Boys & GirlsBicycles 18 & 20 $155 .00 METAL TWIN OVER TWIN BUNK BED $430 00 METAL TWIN OVER FULL BUNK BED $485 .00 6 DRAW DOUBLE DRESSER $300 .00 4 DRAW CHEST $250 .00 5 DRAW CHEST $275 .00 ROLLAWAY BEDS $260 .00 Please see Students Page 5

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate time in church, participating in various church events such as the youth choir and serious emotional impact. He expected his succeed throughout his educational jour would have been elated to see him nomi Deshawn was always told by his teacher that success is a journey and not a destination. He is now turning a new page He enjoys running, spelling, dancing and singing. He plans to become a pilot He would like to thank his teacher, had on his outlook towards education. Her stern discipline and genuine interest in his education has motivated him to change his attitude. School & Youth News Students From Page 4 By Mirella Santillo her students, Mario Murphy and Jason 16th Visual Arts Exhibition, Family Is lands category. The trio who represented Abaco Cen ed the award ceremony that took place on Providence. Ms. Pitts class had participated in cluding drawing, painting, calligraphy, raphy among others, sending the students work to Nassau on the Mail Boat Legacy to be entered in the competition. The art show put together by the De Ms. Pitts class is a very industrious one, with students experimenting in many media. Visual Arts Exhibition in Nassau January by Levaughn Forbes who received the Bahamas National Trust Fund award Exhibition. Eight New Providence schools and in The 16th Visual Arts Exhibition, under and Design. The event was sponsored by RBC FINCO. Cosmetology Classes offered at Abaco Central High School By Mirella Santillo and manicures. as well as practice. Participation in shows and running a what the young ladies will learn during the three year program. show, Hair mania, in November 2013. The all class participated, styling and mod elling. Four students also competed in a Art Teacher Stacia Pitt with her students, Mario Murphy & Jason Luis. Mario & Jason Exhibition, Family Islands category. Please see Cosmetology Page 14

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! Sports Olympic Gold Medalist visits Abaco to promote the AAF Bahamas World Relays the line you are a winner. Mrs. DavisThompson topped her athletic career with two gold medals in the 200m and in the she talked about the scheduled world relays pledged participation, including Jamaica and Kenya. Field athletes will compete in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1500m. Family islands will have an opportu nity to participate in two categories: one lane, one island and in a high school cat egory. High school students are invited to go to Nassau on May 9-10 to participate in the May 24-25 event. During a short courtesy visit to North Curry, Mrs. Davis -Thompson reiterated hamas was particularly lucky to have been chosen to host the tournament as countries considered as a venue. Mr. Curry expressed his hope that Abaco will be represented but that the is vis-Thompson mentioned that a big green athletes to train, explaining that it was how Jamaicans trained. that she would like to see the country be come a power-house in sports as practicing sports was a way to learn determination and discipline and to build a strong charac During her meeting with the resorts managers, Eugene Martin in Winding the opportunity to put together packages the visitors attending the competition, be bly welcomed the Gold Medalist, a group bled to listen to Mrs. Davis-Thompsons presentation. Everywhere she was greeted with cheers and applause. ing. sculpted in Lignum Vitae by artist Anto start-up with the symbolic baton that will be given to the IAAF President, Lamine Diack, to keep in a museum. The Treasure Cay tour ended with a and Marina. sporting events held in our country, plac ing The Bahamas as an international sports world. Olympic From Page 1 to Abaco. Above: The gold medalist signing autographs during her visit to St. Francis de Sales.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Abaco Darts Association wins 2014 Gold Cup Tournament By Mirella Santillo The Abaco Darts Team traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama during the week annual Gold Cup Championship, coming back once more with the Cup. Darts Association, including the team cap tain Roscoe Thompson, participated with the women playing the principal role in winning the cup. Angela Russell won the womens sin nians Lakeisha Albury and Lenora Pinder. Top Abaco player Robin Albury placed second in the mens single, taking the second place also in the mens double Robin Albury and Lakeisha Albury partnered in the mix double, placing sec ond in that category. It was an intense weekend during Grand Bahama, New Providence and Eleu thera competed. The tournament took place 6:00pm to approximately 12:30am on Fri mens single event ending at 1:00am. participation in the Caribbean Cup Tourna ment to be held in Tampa in July. Local Masters competition will be mine who will participate in the National Masters taking place in Nassau in April. That weekend, the top ten Abaco men and place in the National Team that will travel to Florida in July. Sports Press Release Inter-House Track and Field Competition what a battle it was! In the end, the Lions House won the war. Congratulations to you, Lions, and is only 11 months away, Principal Huel Moss exclaimed. Thanks to the commu school who assisted and showed support. Cougars, 596. all, Moss praised. Lions win S.C. Bootle Track & Field Competition & Field Day. By Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons swept putting them at the top in both divisions as the regular season nears completion. In Junior Division games the Wild hawgs took on the Falcons twice on the Falcons sweep Wildhawgs the Wildhawgs battled back outscoring the In the second game the Falcons took to the air and scored on multiple deep Wildhawgs to one score, winning 33 to 6. lead held on to secure a win against the persistent Wildhawgs who battled back in the hotly contested game. Green Turtle Cay emerged victorious in the end with a Green Turtle Cay, Man-O-War and Marsh hangs in the balance. Arawaks win Abaco Central Inter-House Sports Day By Mirella Santillo 963 points. The Tainos came second with 865 and the Caribs with 804. It was one students in sports activities. The whole school gathered at the discus, javelin or shot put throws. Please see Arawaks Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 100m, 200m and 400m were held on the 800m, 400m and the 4x400m relay. in the 5000m race which started the Friday events. Woodleys brother, Johnson Jean, Sports Arawaks From Page 7 The track events 100m, 200m, 800m race. It was won by Ms. Major with Ms. Mr. Longley. No track event is complete without event and it is under the rain that the ath ries, ran the 4x400m relay race. All the contestants did their best to have their house come ahead, but Coach girls who strived harder. Arawak Dremika McIntosh, Arawak Kavantia Reckley, Carib Kadisha Reckley, Arawak Marvinique Dean, Carib Destiny awak Desmondo Bootle, Arawak Devonte Arthur, Arawak Vesley Cireus, Arawak Brice. Above: the Most Outstanding Atheltes from Abaco Central Highs Inter-House Sports Falcons overcome tough competition By Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons swept action on February 22. Falcons are keeping the edge over the com Please see Football Page 10 Above: A Wildhawg player runs against the Falcon defense. Photo by Tuppy Weather ford.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 Sports Flag Football Championship game winning In Junior Division action the Marsh back to back games against the Makos and Falcons. The Makos battled hard and tied the In the second game the Falcons took to keep lead winning over the Wildhawgs 32. The Falcons werent done winning HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAY S Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estat e www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Junkanoo Villa Starting at $750/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Coral Reef House Starting at $850/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Lemon Tree $499,900 Cay Nous $639,000 Carolina Wind $1.75 Million Pieces of Eight Starting at $1,000/wk per person plus tax Price based on maximum occupancy Town Break $1.45 Million Barefoot Breezes $997,500 Donald Seas $1.9 Million NEW LISTING NEW PRICE in the junior Division. game as the Falcons battled with the Wild hawgs got the ball with last that a minute the Falcons. on March 8 and will take place at Treasure Highway. League will be crowned in both the Junior Football From Page 8 RC Laser Regatta double dips at Snappas Press Release event. It was a warm summer day in the The wind that had been present was drawn away by the passing showers and back to the south, and then back to the west had a great showing, recording three 2nds radio controlled regatta. But Jim Kaighin down clock and took the pictures, while Lenore Mulock kept racers on their toes ing to Little Harbour March 22. Also on the calendar is the 24th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta April 5-6. The Optimist classes will be racing. Above: RC racers competing at Snappas.

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans had many success stories over the past third in the Abaco District Religious The Bahamas National Trust Video Com petition and was third place National Win 2013. the south have also been taking part in all district to date and have done very well They represented their school with pride Crossing Rocks School News Above: a few Crossing Rocks students are shown with BNT representatives and the school principal. By Samantha Evans 2014, K-Kids held a Valentines event were all dressed in Cinderella Ball Gowns and the males nicely dressed in their three piece suits. At the event the students had an eti quette course hosted by pageant queen Cin Cinderella Ball. The students learned restaurant eti how to use napkin and how males are to They also had a nice dinner and this event along with many surprises. At crowned. the king is Frenel Meronvil. K-Kids crown king and queen at Cinderella Affair Above: Queen Quintesha Bonamy and King is Frenel Meronvil. Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology to offer degree, diploma and By Samantha Evans The Institute has been registered with and degree programs in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Central Abaco and Eleu thera. Diplomas in Business and Computer, and Associate Degrees. The business diploma programs include Business Administra tion, Economics, Hospitality Management, Management and Travel Management. The computer diploma programs include Networking, Website Administration, Management, Graphics Communication and Networking. The Associates Degree Programs are Accounting Management, Business Ad Interested persons can contact Enid St. Francis wins Grade Four Spelling Bee By Samantha Evans held on Friday, February 14 at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas spellers representing thirteen schools were in attendance. these words, they moved to the unseen list up the competition. All spellers were then presented with

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 JAVA Great Coee & Fine Art Espresso Cappuccino Latte Mocha Iced Coffee Chai Tea Pastries and moreShare our love of Coffee Paintings Cermaics Quilts Sculptures Handicraft Jewelery By Local Artists S e r v i n g a V a r i e t y o f F i n e C u i s i n e B a h a m i a n A m e r i c a n I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n a C h a r m i n g I s l a n d A t m o s p h e r e 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: UNDER CONTRACT!!! Hilltop commercial lot on entry road to settlement of New Plymouth.. Great Opportunity! 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. Asking Price $1.65m.. 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. 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. 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 School & Youth News By Samantha Evans February has been observed as Parent The month has been packed with activi ties to get parents more involved in their their children to school. On Friday February 14, the schools annual Picnic on the Lawn was held which was huge. This was the third year this picnic was held with this year being the biggest it has ever been. Parents came out in abundance to eat lunch with their children. with parents and children having a picnic hold. The day was so well attended that Principal Beatrice Moxey extended the lunch time to accommodate parents. Lunch parents were unable to attend, until they encouraged to wear red and white on this day which they did. CAPS held Annual Picnic on the Lawn Above: A family enjoying lunch together at Central Abaco Primarys Picnic on the Lawn. Seventh grader from S. C. Bootle High wins District Spelling Bee By Samantha Evans at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town on Friday morning February Once the competition began, it went spelling skills even more. second and third place. Press Release Blackwood to the school in Coopers Town is slowly becoming an annual pilgrimage Principal Huel Moss. the participants accompany them on the taking the second and third place spots. In third place was Duane Johnson a The winner was a very poised speller who has been competing in these competi ing Bee on March 16. Her coach was Mrs. Kawalram. The the Prime Minister Abaco District. S. C. Bootle High School holds health/fun walk Above: students walking from Blackwood to Coopers Town. FOR SALE2005 WHITE SUZUKI GRAND VITARA Submit oers to: Teachers And Salaried Workers Co-operative Credit Union Limited Located in the B&L Plaza Tel: 242-367-3613/4 or Fax: 242-367-3612

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Across 8. Long-necked dinosaurs 9. Customer 11. Horn instruments 14. 1,000 bytes. 15. Junkanoo drums. 16. Nurse, Lemon, Bull, etc. 17. This echinoderm move using tubed feet and can regenerate lost arms. 18. Nearest Sprial Galaxy to th Milky Way Down 1. Beaks and tentacles. 2. Bahamians would run this during the American Civil War. 3. German theoretical Across 2. LOGGING Pine tree industry 4. PASSPORT Stamped during travel 5. TASK Job 8. SUN Closest Star 9. FAMILY Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, etc. 12. SANTIAGO Chile capitol. 14. HERITAGE Culture derived from history Down 1. IGUANA Large native lizard 3. GENUINE Real, authentic 6. SOCHI Site of 2014 Winter physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics; The alias of a certain popular tv character who works in chemistry. 4. cirrus, stratus, etc. over Bahamian soil. 6. The bark from this plant is used in some 7. This Abaco Studio & Foundry was recently awarded a major contract to cast a stature of Sir Lynden Pindling. 10. summer, winter, spring & fall. 12. Location of Glass Window Bridge 13. Crazy Feb 15 Answers Olympics 7. JEALOUS Envious 8. SHADE Found under trees on a bright day 10. LUNCH Middle meal 11. JAVA Coffee slang 13. TURTLE Green, leatherback or hawksbill.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 1, 2014 THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX TELEPHONE NUMBERS Administrators Oce..........................242-699-0000 Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016 Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032 Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052 Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067 Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092 National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639 Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647 Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152 Local Government Council.................242-699-0165 Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177 Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182 Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187 Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200 Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202 Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217 Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228 Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241 Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment 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 New BeginnersBabysitting ServicesCare with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience 7 days a week. Evening Service Available Central Pines Abaco, Bahamas Mobile: 242-475-3982 Ms. A. Pratt SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions Solar Panels Solar Batteries Solar Pool Pumps Solar A/C Units Back up Power Systems Solar Golf Cart Charging System Solar & Instant Hot Water Heaters System Installations & Maintenance Charge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS hair show where they placed second. Mrs. Davis is planning to take them to another hair show in Orlando, in June 2014. When the manicure program is over, hair styling will be the next discipline. The Classes are held three times per week and presently the students are getting ready at the Anglican Church hall on May 29. Cosmetology From Page 5 School & Youth News Abaco student shares her college experience in China By Canishka Alexander Forest Heights Academy, is now attending Beijing Union University (BUU) in pursuit ing to speak and write in Mandarin. I can manage Mandarin, but the tone depending on the conversation, you can tell what they are saying. Pamela said that with all the language learning tools available there is no com parison to being in a country and learning their two sons. activities in addition to its various degree training courses, lectures on Chinese his tory and culture, speech and debate com visiting Chinas country side, and has portation i.e. taxis, trains, and subways to arrive at her destination. During her travels to more developed areas, she was impressed by her visits to Although there were some minimal she has enjoyed the traditionally prepared On average, she spends $40 or less a week. simply and that not everything is a neces sity, Pamela observed. thinking. At her university, there are ap proximately 30 Bahamian students, but she Pamela wanted to study in Florida us an experience in China. world. Nevertheless, the experience has made her more independent, and her think tion that there is more to the world than just The Bahamas. Pamela added that she has been given the opportunity to create networks with the diverse student body and her teachers. With the Bahamian Government hand experience and knows the language. plan to come back, she hurriedly added. Despite Chinas great population, at no time does Pamela worry about crime. Although China is Communist, the peo experience, take it when you can, she ad vised. Theyve given me the tools to interact with others, and to build upon them, and I ap

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March 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Casuarina Point, bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins Great Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath, turn key access Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The neil@hgchristie.com Hope Town, Prime North-End, Beach-Front, jandkoakes@hotmail.com Marsh Harbour, Furnished 2 bed 2 bath apart ment, spectacular sea views! Conveniently lo cated, generator. Asking $2000 Call 225-0414 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Green Turtle Cay Twin Palms, with (2) 3 bedroom townhouses with private dock, excellent sunsets. Listed price $1.65M. Now accepting bids up to April 1, 2014. For viewing call 561-594-8018 or email: bythe palmstownhouses.com Get Results Advertise with a Classified When you place a classied ad in The Abaconian it will also be placed on our website for FREE, for the same time period. SAME PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com www.theabaconian.com ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! **STARTING JAN 1, 2014** The Abaconians web-site will have a new classied section. Turtle Rock 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 storey house on private beach minutes away. $225,000. Call 554-9580 or Email: lindatingling@hotmail.com WANT TO BUY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS 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 18.5 Edgewater 2002, 25 Michigan Owens Concorde Dive / Ad venture boat. gers 12 rod holders New Dive ladder ,Brand 26 Florida Marine, with twin 200HP, mini top, VHF, 1 downrigger, 2 outriggers, email: robertauger@msn.com 2001 Toyota Brevis Luxury Sedan, 58,000 miles, silver, right hand drive. $8,900 ONO. Call 458-6364 When you place a classied ad in The Abaconian it will also be placed on our website for FREE for the same time period. SAME PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! Aluminum Boat Trailer, 2006, First Load by Rocket International Trailers. Dual alexs with springs replaced two launches ago. Car 0560, 366-3141 or Email: budd409@aol.com 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. Please call 242.366.0635 17 Grady White, Doctors Tender, Boat Har Robert 18 Novurania Rib 2003 250 gallon Portable Water Cell. Very heavy or Email: budd409@aol.com 28 Cruiser, twin engines, trailer included. In 6988 30 1997 Mako Special Edition, Cuddy Cabin runs well, three new batteries 2013. $23,000 Want to Buy Older Albury Boat, Does not need power. Email: pdletsos@hot Positions Available: Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina Is presently seeking to Director of Sales, Food & Beverage Supervisor, Bartenders, Wait Staff & Activities Supervisor. Resume can be sent to: The Manager, P.O. Box ABext. 6120

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