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March 15, 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 06 March 15th, 2014 Airport progresses, April pegged as date of full delivery By Timothy Roberts The Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal and Control Tower have works are now underway that will lead to full delivery during April 2014 accord ing to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal Philip Brave Davis. During his contribution in the House of Assembly on March 5 Mr. Davis said, Work on the Marsh Harbour Internation al Airport during this period leads me to advise that we expect full delivery during April 2014. We were unable to get fur press time. James Edgecombe, Partner in FES Construction Company, said that weather permitting they expect to complete their work by the end of March and will turn it over to the Airport Authority. He said that the relevant agencies have completed their inspections and that both the Control Tower and Airport Ter minal Building have received their Oc Works. He said they are presently carrying out trenching works for conduits on the south side of the terminal building. When this work is completed the tarmac will be paved. All works, weather permitting, are Please see Airport Page 6 Whats Inside A5 A15 B13 B2 A22 B14 Whats Happening Regattas A8 threaten fresh water supply Road works progressing

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts A lack of safeguards protecting sensi tive areas from environmental hazards at of residents concerned with the prevalence of used oil barrels spilling their contents. It is claimed by one of the men who happening due to the heat of the sun. He claimed that the heat from the sun cause the barrels lids to pop off and even causes them to tip over due to the metal swelling. Presently there is no proper means of causing concern disposing of the oil and it is merely brought clear what happens to the barrels of used One of the largest fresh water lenses in Abaco is in the same area and locals are concerned that left unchecked the contin ued spilling of oil could possibly contami nate the water supply. We attempted to reach Minister of Environment and Housing, Ken Dorsett but up to press time had received no re sponse on these concerns. Marsh Harbour Reef Ball entertains, raises money Above left to right: Joy Chaplin, Leazona the year was held at Marsh Harbour Ma rina & Jib Room. The event, complete with a silent auction, a live auction and a soulful performance by local band, Suppa Time, entertained the crowd while rais ing money for the educational charity Friends of the Environment. According to FRIENDS Executive Kristin Williams, Friends of the Environ ment has provided over 10,000 education Please see Reef Page 10

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 DAMIANOS

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS Fire aboard barge off coast of Abaco By Timothy Roberts Ministry of Transport and Aviation it was foot triple deck barge fully laden with a variety of containerized cargo that was en route to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, March 6 which was subsequently extinguished with the help of Svitzer Salvage and the US Coast Guard. At about 2pm on Thursday, the Port Department received a call from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force stating that the foot tugboat named Patriarch, was on by Crowley Shipping Company. from Svitzer Salvage and Towage and a United States Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered were dispatched to the barges lo cation to offer assistance and monitor the situation. In order to assist in monitoring the coastline, the crew-members and the since the March 6 as safety precautions. Also an Emergency Operating Centre was established in Grand Bahama by Crowley to manage the situation and provide infor mation to key Governmental departments. Saturday, March 8, 2014, following which representatives from Crowley requested permission for the barge to sail into Grand Bahama to conduct cleaning activities and repairs. Central & All Abaco A meeting was held with Crowley representatives and various Local agencies inclusive of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the Ministry of The Environment and Housing, the Port Department, the BEST Commission and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Branch, the Royal Baha mas Defence Force and the Environmen tal Department of the Grand Bahama Port with the purpose of assessing the incident and determining if it is safe for the vessel to sail into port. A careful review was undertaken of the proposed safety measures, and it was determined that they were adequate and ap proval was granted by the Port Controller for the barge to sail into Freeport Harbour. On Sunday, March 9 at approxi escorted to the Grand Bahama shipyard to commence cleaning activities and repairs. Daily reports will be provided to the Min istry of Transport and Aviation and the barge will be inspected prior to departing dry-dock to ensure that it is seaworthy. There were no injuries or environ mental damage reported in this incident. Investigations are continuing into the cause quested to submit a report to the Port Con troller within 48 hours of the barge's ar rival in Freeport, Grand Bahama. An incident management team, con sisting of representatives from the Min istry of Transport and Aviation, the Port Department, the BEST Commission and the Department of Environment Health Services are continuing to monitor the situ ation to ensure that any additional follow up action required, is taken. By Timothy Roberts Despite a late start, road works have resumed as drivers who frequent Queen Elizabeth Drive receiving relief from steadily increasing potholes which had ac crued over the past months. Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd., after receiving approvals to continue with the drilling of drainage wells and re-paving works at the end of January, resumed paving on Sun day, March 2 moving quickly in complet ing paving on Queen Elizabeth Drive then moving on to begin paving Bay Street go ing toward the Crossing. Their recent approvals also included three drainage wells to be drilled in the area of Rubis Gas Station and Abaco Hard ware which according to Kino Simmons, Manager of Simmons Construction, would likely begin in early March as they awaited certain equipment in order to carry out the drilling. Road works resume Above:

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 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 expected to be completed by months end, including a few minor cosmetic details to on the interior of the terminal. There is no word on when, or if, the proposed $6 million runway extension spoken of by Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin will begin. The architectural plans for a freight build ing to be located west of the new termi nal were presented and passed in Central ever, there is no word of a contract being awarded for its construction. Central & All Abaco Airport From Page 1 Urban Renewal team discusses programs during Department Heads meeting in February A general meeting was called for Heads of Government Departments by the committee of Urban Renewal Abaco 2.0 on February 26 at the Burial Society Hall in Dundas Town. Recently, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development Urban Renewal 2.0 team of Abaco joined with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Urban Renewal Team for discussions concerning a number of programs for 2014 to be deliv ered under one umbrella. "The theme for this programme is 'Building strong communities by trans forming lives' and we must work as a team and a community to accomplish this goal," nator of the Abaco Urban Renewal project who asked for the full support and co-oper ation of government departments. W. Sgt. Smith opened in prayer and thanked the department heads for taking the time out of their busy schedule to be present. She then introduced the Urban Re newal Abaco 2.0 team -Assistant Manag er, Sandy Bootle, Constable Kendal Clark, nita Reckley. Each team member gave details of their particular project within the team. Campaign. derly persons have been assisted in clean ing up their yards and also with other work to their homes which they were unable to do themselves. Overgrown public areas have been cleared which were a danger and a hazard to health and derelict houses have been cleared. A weekly survey is carried out and clean ups are done twice a month persons will follow up. She is also seeking Above: members of the Urban Renewal team assessments from other departments such as Ministry of Environmental Health and Ministry of Works. Urban Renewal. The Urban Renewal Centre, which is located in the Dundas Town Burial Society the children of Dundas Town and Murphy Town for their homework and projects. The children are supervised Monday to The use of the computers for Saturdays is also being looked at as a possibility. nita Reckley stated that this project is tar geted for the less fortunate children in the community who have no breakfast before going to school. On Mondays breakfasts are provided at Central Abaco Primary School, on Wednesdays at Abaco Central High School and on Fridays lunches are provided for the community. The Urban Renewal team and the Police are respon sible for this project which includes cook ing and distribution. A Thanksgiving luncheon is provided for seniors and the Department of Social Services and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force assist in organizing this event. Spon sors from corporate Abaco are needed three months in advance of this event. Club Programme. The Youth Club takes place at Central Abaco Primary school for with kids who have behavioural and so will also be conducting the Mudd and Peas Task on May 12 -14 which involves count ing and renumbering of houses and count Please see Urban Page 7

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March 15, 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 ing how many persons are in each house. These will be held on the last Saturday of every third month at Browns Bay from 11 AM to 4 PM for children ages 6 to 12 and will include games, fun, hamburgers, hot dogs and bouncing castle. Renewal on Green Turtle Cay and is as sisted by church pastors. They provide daily lunch for the elderly and conduct a lunch drive at Central Abaco Primary school every Friday. They are also con necting with the SC Bootle High in car rying out a school sports programme and a drill programme and physical education stated that the community is very apprecia tive of the services delivered and all the churches are on board. W. Sgt. Smith stated that the RE NEW program which they had planned to start at the Abaco Central High school some time ago had been delayed but they hoped to start it soon with persons to assist with counselling and job training. People present were then given the opportunity to ask questions. saying that she believed that the Urban Re newal project can impact the building of the communities in Abaco but it is para mount that all departments be a part of this initiative. Central & All Abaco Urban From Page 6 Lumber mill progressing toward full operation By Timothy Roberts After several years of planning and overcoming obstacles timber harvesting company Lindar Industries is building in ventory and hoping to start providing a growing product list to the local Bahamian market by mid-April this year. Rob Roman, principal of Lindar In dustries, which has a licence to harvest timber in the Bahamas, said they are pres ently working to provide product for some and bead-board. Currently they are set to If pre-sales are any indication of the in the product, then I think things are going to go quite well, he said. Mr. Roman said Lindar, which has six direct employees at present, has moved into production on a temporary basis. We set up some temporary facility, were still running that, but were moving into a warehouse where we are going to be set ting up our permanent facilities which we just have to do some renovations to, he added. The new warehouse will be located at the entrance to Snake Cay. He said they have been somewhat hampered in their temporary location at be ing able to produce as much as they want but with the new facility they will have a much more streamlined operation. the current order they will begin to build their inventory as they seek to create in terest in the products and provide stock to local hardware stores. Mr. Roman said, Were trying to do some samples for the various things we intend to make, such as crown moldings, base boards, stair treads and door casings. Mr. Roman said they are presently doing harvesting themselves while hiring a local company to truck the lumber for them. He said they will look at hiring out harvesting of lumber in future. Mr. Roman said they have worked closely with the Department of Forestry who suggested that Abaco was the ideal location for their operation. He said Abaco was chosen as more of the forest is located on Crown Land and it was generally seen that the trees were larger. The venture began in 2010 and about when their operation was raided by what is believed to have been scrap-metallers. The operation was robbed of over $100,000 of equipment and their future appeared to be uncertain. However, they stuck with the plan and today are poised to begin opera tion and write yet another chapter to Aba cos lumber mill history. "There is a big need and we must try to cope with this as a team. Funding, transportation and resources are urgently needed and we reach out to corporate busi nesses, government and the Prime Minister for assistance because we need more help on Abaco," she stated. Committee member upset over no lighting at Ocean View Park According to Cay Mills of the Dun das Town Committee, his efforts to restore Town on March 4 were impeded. While Mills had a long list of com plaints regarding the sea wall that was damaged in Hurricane Sandy to the fenc ing that was removed and garbage piled up on site, his main concern was the lack of lighting for residents to enjoy full use of the basketball court. The biggest thing in Dundas Town that hosts more crowds than even the po litical events is this here basketball court, he emphasized. Mills explained that he had inquired about getting the lights turned on and was allegedly told by a BEC representative that he had no authority to put on any lights in Dundas Town. Im putting it on for the boys to play some basketball because the lights have ing to put it on today, Mills complained. BEC was told by the Chairman of Dun das Town and Chief Councillor that I could not touch anything in Dundas Town like I came here on a boat I do have a say in whats going on in Dundas Town, and Im on the board in Dundas Town. Please see Park Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Half Baked Brownie Points 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) Abaco bury Meet & Greet ment Event Ive got to say how much nicer my commute home is now. After dedicating so many columns and words to the road situa tion it is incredible to see, and feel, actual progress. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the roads in Central Abaco at least the big problem areas on the main thoroughfare are well on their way to being completely paved in blacktop. Strike one up for the good guys. How much did it cost? Certainty more vague road repairs back in January of the work done was in the initial scope of works versus contract extensions? We dont know. And we wont know because we the people have not demand ed that our government be transparent with its business. We have no freedom of infor mation act in our country. Should I be complaining though? You may ask. After all this paper has made it new roads despite the cost (within reason) because of how much Abaco pumps into the national Treasury. Arent we on the way to getting what we want? Shouldnt that be enough? Yes and no. Yes, it is fantastic when much-needed projects like the roads and air port are completed. Its called Nation Building and we are all in it to gether. And thats where the no comes in. It is not enough BECAUSE we are all in it together. Including our money. And espe cially our childrens money. Theres always going to be waste in government. If your government shows you the books at the end of the year and theres no waste then something is very, even get to look at the books. Yes we are made aware of the budget, but when simple things like even the nature of Simmons Constructions road contract are unavail able we cant possibly hope to get an ac curate picture. The Coalition for Responsible Taxa tion has been learning the hard way about the lack of transparency in government as they seek out how the government exactly in this time frame. It may very well be, but we dont know because we havent been given real numbers to work with. Hold on now because Im about to step into some very speculative territory. Get your tinfoil hats ready. The problem with the lack of trans parency is that it leaves us vulnerable to political manipulation. For example, say a government wanted to legalize something. For the sake of argument lets say this thing is numbers houses and gambling. And lets say the government cannot get a public consensus, or feels that legal izing gambling would be a very unpopular move politically. To test the waters, in a very expensive way, they call a referen dum on the subject. The referendum fails, and the government doesnt get what they want. So the government creates a specter, a boogeyman, and lets calls that boogey is coming very quickly. July 2014 in fact! You let the public get riled up against the impending boogeyman all the while hint ing that it is their fault since they chose to reject the ballot that would have given the government easy money. Imagine it is zero hour now. Private businesses are in a panic because in four acted, the government has not budged on this date, and yet next to nothing is known about how to go about preparing. sidering legalizing numbers houses any way, despite the referendum, and taxing them. In fact, they tell us, doing that may But we have no way of knowing we dont have the facts. Because there is no true transparency. Not in this administra tion and not in the administration before it. Its all a great fun game of which political party can score the most brownie points on our dime. Weird stuff. Purely speculative. And dont say I suggested it because that sce nario sounds absolutely bonkers. In all seriousness, though. It is time we demanded a Freedom of Information Act. We need to stop being appeased when we are thrown a bone, even if it is a year or in the case of the airport several years late. If we keep awarding those who lead us with brownie points for half-baked dish es we deserve to get burned.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Thanks for Highlighting TC Yardsale Dear Editor, Thank you for highlighting the date of our library Spring event in the February 15th issue of The Aba conian. Our sale was last Saturday, March 1st with a great turnout of vendors participating, many return ing from last year. We wish to thank all our won derful volunteers who gave tireless ly of their time for both the Annual Library Yard Sale and the Spring Book Sale. This weekend's double event for the library was started by Jerry Roberts sometime between 1990 A Heartfelt Thanks to BASRA On Sunday, Feb. 16th, my in tention was to gather with our new book club in Hope Town. Halfway up the sidewalk, I was looking for our group when I tripped on a step and landed full force on my knee cap. I knew immediately that seri ous damage had been done. The girls gathered around me, Hope Town Fire and Rescue/ BAS In a matter of 12 minutes they were at my side Jamie Williams, in charge, along with TJ Baldwin and Justin Thompson. These young men assisted in splinting my leg and transported me in the BASRA ves sel to Marsh Harbour. Chris and Jill Prewiitt worked as dispatchers while in route, ar ranging ambulance transportation to Abaco Medi Center where Dr. Latesha McIntosh was waiting. Dr. McIntoshs, professional and calm demeanor aided me in my state of extreme pain, she assisted in keeping me comfortable in a mo tel room until I could have X rays to have specialist knee surgery. I cannot express my gratitude to the above mentioned as well as others. Thanks you for coming to my aid. vices it takes $$$$ to run them, as well as a medical facility that is on You never know when you may need their services. Sincerely, Patte Myers Be afraid. Be very afraid. have managed the building of the new airport and tower may very well be in charge of tower opera tions. Maybe we would all be safer with an uncontrolled airport. D. Moody Parking Problem Worsening Dear Editor, Maybe you can help me get this out to the Central Abaco Dis trict Counsel, the Marsh Harbour Police and Bakers Bay. I think the time has come for the local government and police to get involved with the parking prob lem on Queen Elizabeth across from the Union Jack Dock and Bristol Wine building. All these vehicles are employees of Bakers Bay or them are illegally parked in spite of No Parking signs being posted. All of these employees are being transported by ferry boat from the Union Jack Dock. Marsh Harbour is already an ugly duckling and 145 vehicles parked all over the place certainly doesnt help. cher building next to Out Island Internet and we are constantly hav ing problems with vehicles parking in front and on either side of our building. These parking spaces are for our customers. We have No Parking signs posted but they are just ignored. This morning I counted 26 vehicles parked on the side of our building on the street where the old the road on Pole Line Road, 82 on the property across the street from Bristol Wines and 24 by the Union Jack Dock. This is not a temporary prob lem and will get worse as Bakers Bay continues to build over the next 20 years. I think the time has come for Bakers Bay to obtain a parcel of land north of Marsh Harbour where their employees can park and be picked up/dropped off by the ferry boats. -B. Thompson We Will Miss Our Trips to Abaco Dear Editor, My wife and I come to Abaco as often as possible, as her family lives in Marsh Harbour and on El bow Cay. It has come to our attention that friends of ours who are frequent visitor as well have decided to not come back until the Airport Termi nal is completed. We would come away regardless of the condition of the present terminal. However, after checking with two prominent airlines for times and availability it was very alarm ing to see that one wants over $1,500 round trip for two and the other wants just over a $1,000. If tourism is slow this year there are many reasons, the boat taxes and now stupid pricing from the only remaining public airlines. We will miss our trips to Ab aco. -N Shelley Buzz Off Dear Editor, Please allow space in your paper. I am a local Bahamian that personally is tired of all the BUZZ going around in continuous annoy ing emails. Yes it is what I call junk mail that I was continually deleting then ized I could so, in fact i dont ever remember signing up to be bom barded with these constant emails. But the most annoying part is seeing some foreigner come into our little community and take away business from our local very well capable BAHAMIAN owned and run businesses. Abaco is only so big, but this foreigner is out to take a very large chunk of the already very small pie. I know already of a young Bahami an put out of work because he was muscled out. What also upsets me is that you have other local business owners that use her service instead of sup porting our very capable, talented, LOCAL BAHAMIAN services. I EMPLORE those, and other busi nesses, to really think about this. Is this person even legal? Do they have a work permit? Can we go into her country illegally and get away with what she is doing. NO! Even if this person was legal they need to grow a conscious and re alize what they are doing is wrong and how it is affecting our already established BAHAMIAN OWNED businesses. People please be aware of who you are doing business with, it just might be your business being af fected by some imposing foreigners that think they are better than our locals. -M. Curry and 1994 and has turned out to be our largest fundraiser of the year and the largest yearly event in Trea sure Cay. We are already collect ing merchandise for next year's sale 2015. -Mary Mellon Yard Sale Chairman Write to the Editor: BradleyAlbury@Gmail.com Visit us online at: TheAbaconian.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco Meanwhile, Faron Newbold, Chair man of the Dundas Town Committee, said he nor Chief Councillor Cornish were ever contacted by Mills regarding lighting at the basketball court, and said that he would be willing to assist him as a link between the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Affairs or the Abaco Basketball Associa tion. Newbold agreed that Local Govern ment does have responsibilities for the under those responsibilities therefore he could not stop BEC from providing lights to the area. Nevertheless, Mills says he plans to run for the position of Chairman in the upcoming Local Government elections on chairman in the person of Wayde Archer. Were going to campaign next month in Dundas Town in full force to let the people know that Dundas Town de serves better, and ought to have better, and Park From Page 7 we can do better than what theyve been doing. They are not enhancing Dundas they dont want to see a big wall. After three years, they have not shown what they are doing to enhance Dundas Town or its people. MHVFR personnel promoted opportunities for youth on Abaco. These opportunities range from treks through the mangroves to snorkeling coral reefs. She highlighted the importance of the time many of the children have even put a mask on. She continued with trying to describe the childrens reaction to seeing a Reef From Page 2 FRIENDS current major project is and work right here on Abaco. Thanks to the generous donations of some, that proj ect will be well on its way. As always, the live auction was en ergetically hosted by Michael Albury. He was assisted by FRIENDS Special Proj ects Coordinator, Lindsey McCoy. Every event members of the public are honoured by FRIENDS for their dedi cation to the environment. This time Kevin Sawyer and Woody Bracey were brought forward to receive their plaques. Some of the Live Auction items this year included a delicious chocolate cake baked by Cha Boyce, tickets to the upcom ing Devour! The Beach in Green Turtle, a among others. The night closed off with dancing as Suppa Time took to the stage.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Appliances PlumbingMarine ProductsPaintsFencingHardware Tools&Building SuppliesElectrical SuppliesLumberSpring is in the air...C hoose from a wide range of mowers, weedeaters, pruners, hoses, rakes, shovels,pesticides, soils, fertilizers and much, much more. P H: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoW e Appreciate Your Patronage! ..and we have the tools you need! Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, while visiting their Dundas Town Lodge, left a donation for Heal our Land on Saturday, March 1 at the Dundas Town Burial Soci ety building. Sanford Culmer, Most Worshipful Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, said that while they were having a Northern Region session here in Abaco we wanted to leave a small donation with a charitable organization on our behalf, to make sure that whoever it can help, it will help, and we hope to do it on a larger scale at another time. He said We just now trying to deal with the different regions and make sure on every island we travel to that we leave something for somebody who is in need. Ms. Eleanor Russell, part of Heal our Land, was on hand to receive the dona tion. She said that Heal Our Land helps less fortunate mothers and their children by donating packages of groceries to them and helping the children with school clothes and shoes. She said I thank God for them, we can always use help. Heal our land appre ciates the good deed that they have done today. Lodge donates to Heal Our Land held for Mother Willamae Dawkins The Mother Willamae Dawkins Ben brought together a great cross-section of people from the Abaco community in sup port of this mighty woman of God. ly diagnosed with a brain tumor, and is scheduled to undergo surgery on March 14 in Florida. In addition to her brain tumor, Mother Dawkins damaged the nerves in her lower back and legs after a fall almost a year ago. Since then she has been travelling back and forth from Nassau seeking treat ment and therapy from doctors and special ists to alleviate the discomfort and excruci ating pain from the nerve damage. That was not the end of her medical woes. Mother Dawkins soon learned that she was in need of immediate thyroid sur gery and cataract removal. She began ex periencing problems with her vision and grew increasingly concerned about the way her head felt at times. The uplifting gospel event featured soloists, local gospel and church groups, and of course, the legendary Cooling Wa ters Gospel Group. Rev. Christopher Dean, senior pas tor of Zion Baptist Cathedral, opened the concert in prayer and was followed by the Zion Praise and Worship Team. Leading the soloists, Esther Bethel entertained the audience with a collec in Jesus, and Land of the Unclouded Day. Next in line were The Harvesters from Green Turtle Cay, who sang their hit Please Forgive Me. Other featured gospel artists and Burrows aka Preacher Boy, the Seventh Please see Page 22

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Standard HardwareLumber & Plumbing Supplies LimitedTel: 367-2660 or 367-2820Open: Monday Friday 7am 4pm Saturday 7am to 12 noonEverything You Need To Build It Right! Abacos Largest Selction OfPOWER TOOLSby DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Hitachi, Skil, Bosch, Stanley, Bostich, and Black & Decker LARGE STOCK OF LUMBER AND BUILDING SUPPLIES Still Offering You The BEST Service ALWAYS! Delivery Available. Specialty PaintsBy GliddenLarge Selection of Paint Supplies and Accessories Some of the Finest Cement Tools in the Industry Get all your Electrical Supplies from our Complete Electrical DepartmentWe also carry Lawn Care Products & Tools, a large selection of Household Items and much more!Come Visit Our Fully Stocked Plumbing DepartmentWe stock a large selection of: and tanks and Pipes AbacosNEWEST & LARGESTHardware & Building Centre! The Cays Green Turtle Cay is prepping for the highly anticipated three-day food and wine festival to be held March 26-29. Devour! The Beach will feature receptions, meals, wine tastings and other culinary events aimed at pleasing any foodie. Devour! The Beach will be held at the Green Turtle Club and, as its name suggests, along the beautiful Green Turtle beach. Five top chefs from North America Joho, Michael Blackie, Tom Fleming, Craig Flinn and Eric Williams. ters of Wine in the world, will be on hand to pair wines with each meal, and has per sonally curated the wine selection himself. To better accommodate guests from Abaco and elsewhere in The Bahamas, the Green Turtle Club is offering $100 rooms with the purchase of any dining event tick et for Devour! This is a Bahamas resident special. Ferries to and from Green Turtle are also being offered as a courtesy to event attendees. According to event organizer and chef, Michael Howell, they wanted to make it as easy as possible for as many people from the mainland Abaco to make it to the event and enjoy the setup. Film crews, including a crew from the Ministry of Tourism, will be on loca tion throughout the weekend. Chef How ell said he is certain that the event will be great for the local economy and that the event will grow year after year. Menu items will include, among Salad, Grilled Lamb, Molasses Beef Rib with Duck Fat Mash, Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Coconut, Grilled Wa many other exciting dishes. Each dish will be paired with wine selections. March 26 is the Welcome Reception aly Tasting & Luncheon, at 1pm and the Devour! The Beach to feature food, wine and beach parties internationally regarded Chef with a ca with Chefs Blackie, Finn and Williams. March 28 is the Wine with Fish Tasting & Luncheon, at 1pm with the Bay. Event sponsor, Big Green Egg, is donating their notable and unique outdoor cooking equipment not only for use at the event, but to remain at the Green Turtle Club as a permanent addition for their res taurant. For more information about the event, including ticket purchases and room Hope Town District Council March 6 By Timothy Roberts During the March 6 meeting of the Hope Town District Council Chief Coun cillor Jeremy Sweeting presented an an nual report as well as the new budget for the upcoming year. The Chief Councillor presented an detailing all that had taken place over the course of that year. He said while the report is not mandated by the local Gov ernment Act he does it for the practice of transparency and accountability. During the presentation he noted that district the total value of construction was $40.6 million which resulted in $28,902 in permit fees. He added that from July 2008 million in construction value. He said the numbers show that the Hope Town District needs an increase in budget. The Chief Councillor also presented the 2014/2015 budget for debate. The pres ent budget is just over $414,000 and the new budget year. The Council also requested a further increase be considered to account for the be implemented on July 1, to ensure the tax does not create shortfalls in their budget wherever it is applicable. It was reported that Leland Russell from Abacos Port Department held a meeting in Hope Town after receiving re ports that boat repairs were being carried out at the Elbow Reef Lighthouse proper ty. According to a letter read from the Port Department that advised that no repairs should be carried out at the property and a further decision will be made to deal with the situation. The mayor of Port St. Lucie, who awarded Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweet ing a key to the city during his visit there last year, will be visiting the Hope Town Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is expected to be in attendance for her visit. Administrator advised that the lo cal government elections are to be held nounced, although it is expected that it will likely fall in late May.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 The Cays By Kelsi Farrington As one of Green Turtle Cays oldest resorts and marinas, Bluff House has had a major revamp in the last three years. With new owners and a fresh set of staff, they are taking on new projects and events and one of particular success is their Sunday Fish Fry. Tranquil Turtle Beach Bars Sunday Fish Fry was an idea from Bianca Curry, a familiar face working at the Bar, and al The 12th annual Hope Town Writers the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Eighteen representative writers from the Hope Town Writers Circle and one young writer, Sa mara Cole, a student at Forest Heights Academy, presented a selection of origi nal essays, poems, memoirs and humorous stories to the delight of the local residents and island visitors in the audience. The highlight of the two night event, as always, were the poems written and read by Adelaide Cummings, Hope Towns lo cal diva and Poet Laureate of Cape Cod. Each Thursday morning, from 10 am to noon at the Hope Town Sailing Club, members of the Writers Circle, which now numbers forty-one, gather to share their current works. Guest writers (amateur or profession al) are welcome to join for the morning or the season. Twelfth Annual Writers Read held in Hope Town Tranquil Turtle Fish Fry aims to be new GTC tradition already had a great start. Attracting around 100 people every Sunday from 2pm onwards, the focus of this weekly event (which aims to carry on for the rest of the season) is bringing peo ple together for a local treat and Bahamian tradition. Michael Withers, one of the new Please see Turtle Page 17

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 owners at the Bluff House explains the secret behind the Sunday Fish Fry which is all prepared from scratch in the Beach Its all thanks to our staff, Michael explained. Weve got great girls with great ideas and personalities. Bianca ran with this idea and so far so good! We also have other things like our burgers, cracked spective orders of the main attraction. The great food and fun atmosphere is helped by the sounds of a local DJ and of course the star of the Sunday Fish Fry is in the name but it is done with a difference. Crisply and lightly battered whole snap pers are served with homemade banana pancakes providing a perfect balance of Coming from a traditional Bahamian fresh snapper with the hint of sweetness and the chefs addition of a little nutmeg really well. For the tourists staying in the hotel rooms and villas, it provides the perfect combination of a beautiful beach loca tion, great food, drinks and music all with a buzzing and unique atmosphere which draws in locals and other vacationers alike. One GTC local for example, Max well McIntosh, approved of the event and expressed his hope for some of the money to stay on the Cay rather than everyone go ing to Nippers every Sunday. A regular visitor and sailboat owner, The Cays Turtle From Page 16 Above: Crisply and lightly battered whole snapper served with homemade banana Press Release Barefoot Man and Band are back again on March 21-22 for one of Guana pers-Barefoot Man concert The concert started some years ago as a one performance event. But over the years the popularity of the event has left Nippers owner, Johnny Roberts, no choice but to put The Barefoot Man to work for three performances. George (Barefoot Man) Nowak who has family ties in the Abacos is known for his humorous island songs including a special collection of tunes customized for Abaco such as Hope Town Ferry, BEC, The Fig Tree and The Nippers song. Backing the Barefoot Man will be his four band members (Sea nB Band) who all hail from the island of Grand Cayman, including Chuck and Barrie Quappe, Mark Mctaggard and Winston Bugs Wilson. Friday, March 21 the concert starts B Band plays their concert starting around midday and after sunset the Barefoot Man takes over again for the dinner dance under the stars. For more information contact Nip pers Bar and Grill on Guana Cay. Barefoot Man concert slated for March 21-22 Pat Phelan said that Abaco (and Green Turtle Cay in particular) was, compared to Southern Bahamas, the place he spends the most money and gladly. There are so many nice things to go to like this. Its fun and its a happy medium here. Its nice to get everyone together. So, whether youre carried by golf cart, boat or foot, Tranquil Turtles Sunday Fish Fry is a Sunday well spent and youll leave with your belly full, your dancinglegs sore and maybe some damaged pride after a game or two of sandbag toss or vol leyball on Tranquils extended beach. New service and convenience mark ferrys 55th anniversary By Timothy Roberts The introduction of an inter-cay schedule along with the opening of the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center in Hope Alburys Ferry Service on February 18. The Welcome Center was named af ter Peggy Thompson who was an active, well known and loved member of the com munity of Hope Town who supported trav el and tourism throughout the Bahamas. The Welcome Center serves as a trib ute to Peggys commitment and love of Hope Town, the Abacos and the Bahamas. daily and located just across from the post Jessica Mullen, manager of the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center said they offer a place to purchase tickets for all Alburys Ferry routes, information about the service and about the cays and island concierge services. We want to direct people in here have any questions or anything about the inter-cay ferry thats what were here for. We want to take away some of the wonder ing of how do I get here or how do I get can I get a golf cart, she said. She recalled when she worked at Hope Town Hideaways with Mrs. Peggy and at Sun Dried Tees that you get bom barded with all these requests, like can you call me a golf cart, whereas now you can just go over to the welcome center and we will get a golf cart for you, well call the shuttle for you, well set your dinner res ervations, as your island concierge service, we do groceries and anything you might want from Marsh Harbour we will pick it up for 20 percent of your bill. Ms. Mullen said that they really like to promote all the businesses on the cays. Thats something that was ingrained in together, so as much business that we can drive to everyone the better. We really want to come into this with her spirit and keeping her spirit alive. The same day the Welcome Center opened Alburys Ferry introduced the in ter-island ferry service, which they hope will make island hoping much easier and more convenient. Alburys Ferry has add ed direct inter-cay ferry service between Man-O-War Cay, Lubbers Quarters, El bow Cay and Guana Cay. Ms. Mullen said Alburys Ferry is providing three ticket options which comes with a wristband. The inter-cay service comes with some perks as participating businesses on all the cays are offering in centives, specials and discounts to Alburys Ferry Service wristband holders, embrac ing the inter-cay island hopping service that encourages people to take advantage of the new excursion. The Welcome Center pulls it all to gether in a convenient location where all ferry tickets, freight service and island concierge service can be purchased or ar ranged through the welcome center. We want to make it as convenient and full ser vice as possible. Ms. Mullen said. She added that the service has been well received so far. We are seeing an in crease in just locals taking advantage of it, so were really glad to see that it is being utilized by both locals and tourists alike.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel April 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail Observations on Abaco's growth Parking at Marsh Harbour's Crossing Beach was a challenge on March 16, 2014, with crowds headed to the annual Man-OWar Flea Market. To encourage support for this event, Albury's Ferry Service of fered a reduced $15 round-trip fare from Marsh Harbour. Although additional ferries were put into service to handle the high passenger ing to park their vehicles at this congested site. On a normal day parking is marginal as construction workers, resort staff and Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay. Additional commuters taking the 9 a.m. ferry add to the parking congestion. Hope Town and Man-O-War and the 9 a.m. ferry departure to Hope Town, traf busses, taxis and commuters all vie for a Opinion parking space or a choice spot to pick up students on their way to school, workers going to their jobs or visitors headed to the airport while others are discharging those taking a ferry at 9 a.m. to Hope Town. Disembarking persons heading into Marsh Harbour must navigate their way through those just arriving by car to board the de parting 9 a.m. ferry. Saturday's Flea Market crowd parked as best they could with many vehicles parked along the roadside approaching the Crossing Beach area. Many drivers were dismayed on their return in the afternoon Reporting missing vehicles to the police disclosed that complaints of parked cles being towed away to clear the road way. We were told by some who experi enced this that it cost them a taxi ride to the tow operator's yard and payment of a $100 tow fee. Similar parking challenges happen when Hope Town stages its Heritage Day event or one of the resorts hosts a craft or art show or a Junkanoo evening. Evening events are not quite the parking challenge as some parking opens for the night as commuters leave the site at 5 p.m. Creative use of space and painted lines by either local government or the Ministry of Works to give parking a sem blance of order would gain some additional spaces. However, the continual growth of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay will re the number of parked vehicles increases. To compound the problem, Cross ing Beach is Marsh Harbour's only public beach which adds to the parking conges tion. However, Sunday is the most popu lar day for beach activity, and this is the least active day for ferry commuters and visitors. A minor effort is underway to create a waterfront park elsewhere which will give relief to those enjoying the beach. Lunch patrons to the small take-away res taurant at the foot of the public dock fur ther add to the parking issues. Among government's many responsi bilities is that of providing or encouraging electricity, communications and education to name a few. Abaco's growth caused years ago to keep up with Central Abaco's water demands. Batelco's expansion has been continual but not normally visible as most of its growth takes place with addi tional equipment in the back room. Port expansion was recognized years ago after excessive congestion, confusion and marginal ability. It could not keep up with incoming freight required so it was obvious that the port capacity had to be expanded. We have now almost out grown this expanded port area. Another area that required govern ment's attention was our waste disposal. A expanding waste volume. But, like a septic indifference has reduced the expensive needs government to put in place a proper system of managing this facility. Amid controversy, BEC doubled its Please see Crossing Page 21

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 TREASURE CAY Ocean Blvd lot $49,500 Interior lot, Flamingo road $48,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $120,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 BRING OFFERS www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 Chris & Molly Roberts Cute 1 bed, 1 bath, furnished cottage, close to beach $116,000 2/2 Beachfront Villa with 100 of sandy beach frontage $390,000 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lot $18,000 Beachfront lot $120,000 Interior lot 17, block 26, section 4 $25,000 Old Kerr 4 acres beachfront $150,000CASUARINA POINT 4 Bed, 4 Bath Beachfront home, extensive decking, 2 cabanas $750,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Lots $25,000 and up REDUCED! 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Great deal for vacation rental income Casuarina Point Beach Home $275,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to beach, rental income $265,900 Pelican Shores waterfront lot 1.3 acres elevated hilltop on the harbour, dock & seawall $895,000 Eastern Marsh Harbour lot, plans passed for 7 unit multi-family complex starting at $135,000 Commercial lot near hotel $120,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour $200,000 Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available. Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $137,000. OWNER MOTIVATED 2/3 acre oceanfront lot $180,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $198,000 68+ acres of prime property with oceanfront access. Great for off the grid development site or private estate. $1,980,000 2 Acres $150,000, 4 Hilltop acres $300,000 Lots starting at $15,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $40,000 $70,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000 3/2 Homes beach access $ 195,000 Seaview lot, off the grid $30,000 capacity in serving the entire Abaco archi pelago. Although the Marsh Harbour air port has been recognized for many years as the country's second busiest, it was well accepted that it was woefully short of pro viding the standards required of aircraft and passengers. Expansion was undertaken and is still underway. These were the larger issues that government has improved or expanded for Abaco's population. Occasionally smaller needs get attention. The reverse osmosis water plant in Moore's Island and supply ing piped water to Green Turtle Cay are two localized examples. It is now time for government to ex amine Crossing Beach which is the gate from Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Beach is evident only to those enduring the trip. Even a random visit during much of the day is apt to be deceiving as the area is peaceful and quiet. An observer will get a the situation at noon. There are no easy or obvious answers to solving the problem. years ago was relative easy as it is a fo cal point of activity. Fixing the airport re quired only that it be bigger. The Crossing Beach area does not lend itself to being bigger. However, the growth of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay will continue, tion will increase. Government would be wise to follow the procedure used in the port expansion where public meetings were held in the affected communities and opinions of local people was sought. The Treasury is quite happy with that growth there be facilitated. Beyond tax revenues are the jobs created by buoy ant economies and the resultant consumer spending. Opinion Crossing From Page 20 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Hope Town..cont Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years detail with almost two decades www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Waters. The family has opened a Willamae Dawkins Brain Tumor Fund on GiveFor ward.com, an online fundraising Web site, to raise additional funds for Mother Dawkins. are sincerely grateful to all of you for your continued prayers and support and dona From Page 11 Central & All Abaco The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? Part V No. Why? Were actually getting closer. Both the terminal and the fairly concrete step toward opening. DPM Davis addressed the House of Assembly and said he expects full delivery for April (Yes, April THIS year.) An MP addressing the House and delivering a deadline for the airport... have we heard that before? But we feel good about it this time. Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Is the Airport Open Yet?

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March 15, 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 Foxies Pizza................................$................... 367-2058 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 Oasis ..........................................$$................. 699-4000 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 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 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... North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 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 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 Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Never start your engine without us!When it comes to Auto Insurance, remember the smart choice is Insurance Management. Smart people you can trust. AUTO INSURANCEINSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 06 March 15th 2014 Above: Speech Judges along with Abaco Tourist Manager Wynsome Ferguson seated in front row while contestants of Abaco's Junior Minister of Tourism and Dushinka Roberts By Mirella Santillo Henry Higgins, the recently appoint ed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Min istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attend ed the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22. of 2013 replacing Mr. Francis who retired. ent leader of the Conquest of Christ, a B category group, Mr. Higgins is in charge Islands. He also has the responsibility of providing workshops and sending people to set-up the workshops. Schools will have to indicate their inten ary of the representative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Abaco, Mr. preciated the crowds participation. New Director of Junior Junkanoo visits Abaco to watch Love Rush Parade Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism named

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Sports By Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons have earned the top seed in both Junior and Se Youth Football Association Flag Foot March 22 at Murphy Town Ball Park. their season on Saturday, March 8 with sions. In the Junior Division the Falcons were undefeated at 10-0 followed by the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs at 6-5 and the Man-O-War Makos at 0-11. In the Senior Division the Falcons took top seed with 7 wins and 3 losses, followed by the Wild hawgs at 5-5 and the Makos at 3-7. playoffs the Wildhawgs will play against of the contest will face the Falcons for the March 22 starting with the Junior Division and the winner will play the Falcons start Saturdays results were as follows: Falcons 35, Wildhawgs 26 Falcons 35, Makos 18 Falcons earn top seed Double-amputee Hector Picard to participate in Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend By Timothy Roberts ed accident over twenty years ago Hector At the invitation of Lee McCoy, Or to participate in the annual event. He said to be honest I had never heard of the how to change a bicycle tire without hands, that Abacos event would be his eightyninth. cal disabilities present. It takes a lot of The triathlons led to inspiring others tional speaking. He also had second and third degree burns over forty percent of his body. children with one born before the accident he said. ers to think that anything is possible. Be nity to inspire new people. I want to thank Foundation and the Treasure Cay Resort

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Todd Thompson Todd gan his educa tion at Coo pers Town 2008 and since onstrated great intelligence, dedication, industriousness, honesty, ini tiative, and other such great qualities. He has been a prefect for the past plays softball and baseball. He plans to at His current GPA IS 3.21. His fathers Bessie Lowe age would be a good way to describe head girl of Hope Town School, Bessie Lowe. Bessie is the daughter of Maitland and Mercedes Lowe. have been outstanding since Grade 1 and she has been honoured at the District Top Student in Grade each year since then. She has also been honoured at the national level by the Ministry of Education at the She placed second nationally at the her story about her father. She was invit ed to Atlantis to read her story before the of the Youth Sailing Group for and recent ly won second place in Treasure Cay at the Ssands Sailing Meet. She is caring and generous and has cut her long hair twice to donate to "locks of love" for child cancer patients to have the school. She recently had an article pub zine about the sea oats progress. Christanique Russell Christan ique Russell is tained a GPA She is the Head Girl and is active in school such as Junkanoo, Sports, Student and has participated in the Spelling Bees She is a pleasant and helpful young lady who is always willing to assist other students and the staff. She is active in St. Chads Anglican Church where she serves as acolyte, is a part of the Youth Praise Russell is eleven years old and plans to She is the daughter of Christopher Jadyn Laroda Elev en year old Jadyn Laroda Student of the Year for Treasure School. She is the president of the Big Brother-Big Sister Club, More Student of the Year Nominees the Discovery Club. She is very involved in her church, Jadyn loves to help people and hopes to Her current Grade Point Average is loving grandparents, Clint and Wendy Laroda. Ashley Newell Ashley student at Angels Acad Harbour. Daughter of proud par ents, Ed and per Honour Roll every year since Grade 1. She is the current Head Girl at Angels work. She is the creator of Ashleys Aba Abaco Shelter for Potcakes.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On March 6, the Abaco Tourist Of students, who presented their speeches on Joshua Robins of St. Francis De Sales Above: Jonnajah Boodle (left) of Forest Heights Academy is named the 2014 Abaco Ju Jonnajah Boodle named Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism Robins was followed by Tanisha Charlton In her speech, Tanisha Charlton ing a part of our countrys attractiveness. She pointed out that beyond natu Tanisha said, are the friendly nature of and Regatta. cape here for business or island life adven tage, our folklore and cuisine. We have to an appealing Junkanoo introduction before asking the audience the question: What In her response, Curtisher was con vinced that visitors search for our festivals, food and rich culture. The sights, the sounds and the taste with facts regarding the Father of Tour Coupled with the culture and the cli lion visitors that visit the country each year. All the culture in the world would not bring tourists without these accesso their speeches. ton and Curtisher Mills of S.C. Bootle, placed second and third, respectively. tion, the students will be presenting their Commonwealth Day celebrated at ACH By Mirella Santillo the occasion for the students of all the skills and creativity. This year again, dur sic, skits and singing, while following the Please see ACH Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 passed through the seventy countries and network of links which connect us in our ers of the day. The Principal, Ricardo Ferguson, brought up the analogy of his School & Youth News ACH From Page 5 we have to live together and be our broth Leslie Rolle, who represented the here. sharing our principles and values and of the a bigger world. He also spoke of gratitude and urged the students to represent their school positively everywhere they went. The guest speaker, Philip Miller, Per eign Affairs, also outlined the bonds be a legal, cultural and lingual tie. He offered shared vision. After speaking of the issues guests. In turn Caribs, Tainos, Arawaks and represented the Cribs and the Tainos re spectively. The Lucayans sent four boys to They were all outstanding. When the results were announced, Arawaks and Lu third and Caribs fourth. However the stu dents did not settle for a tie and they went of the school Junkanoo group, including putting on quite a show. cial Studies planned and coordinated the event. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) recalled a time when Commonwealth Day was Empire By Canishka Alexander sented a $200-cheque to Monet Brown of St. Francis de Sales School for her partici St. Francis student Essay Competition Francis English teacher; Monet Brown, es Please see Essay Page 7

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 pation in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise As Last year, Monet, a 12th grade stu was given to Monet for her participation ers?" In her response, Monet talked about abundance of natural resources like blue had been well worth it. School & Youth News Essay From Page 6 Angels Academy wins Grade Three Spelling Bee By Samantha Evans The Grade Three Spelling Bee was Building in Dundas Town. Twenty-four students took part in this event which be gan with words that the children were giv en to learn and practice. Eighteen rounds were spent on the List. The students utilized all of their of the top three trophies but at the end of In third place was Ryleigh Sweeting Press Release On Feb. 18, S.C. Bootle High School were encouraged to focus on beautifying The keynote speaker for the event As a pastor and father of three girls, as well as our Heavenly Father. Mr. Rus All Girls Seminar held at S.C. Bootle High School ACH holds special assemblies By Mirella Santillo Abaco Central High School Career Super-heroes. several disciplines such as clothing con ing taught by Mrs. Shantell Miller. Ms. nication and Mr.Rori Young is the instruc tor in Technical Drawing, Carpentry and Joinery. To illustrate how such disciplines can help develop successful careers, persons Swain, owner of Bill Swain and Sons Con struction, Mrs. Lovely Reckely owner of Lovelys Delights, Mrs. Iris Henchel, First Caribbean Bank Manager, Mrs. Mar and Spa, Mr. Silbert Mills also represent ed two businesses, Abaco Pizza and Radio Please see Assembly Page 8 Press Release S. C. Bootle High School held its an Faith Walk Church of God in Coopers Town recently. District Superintendent of Education, S.C. Bootle holds All Boys Seminar for 2014 Dr. Lenora Black, addressed the students Please see Boys Page 8

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 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 9 & 10 Email: info@jmjelectricltd.com Sports By Mirella Santillo success for Agape Christian School who only losing to the C I Gibson High School Rattlers. Basketball Classic, held the week of Feb schools. defeat in their pool. But for Coach Adderley it was not all about winning or losing. Inspired by the gles received three scholarships offers and Agape Eagles fall to C.I. Gibson in Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic Championship two of the Agape Christian Schools play Agape Christian School now ranks in basketball. Local Basketball News By Mirella Santillo Churches basketball Season to start with the Sherwood Simms Basketball Tournament is to take place on the basketball court of Zion Cathedral in Murphy Town. indicated their intention to participate in Victory Tabernacle, Abaco Youth Ministry, Change Ministries of Murphy Town, Church of God of Prophecy of Dundas Town, St Mark Baptist Church of Spring City and of course Zion Cathedral Players will be accepted in four age under nineteen and open. Zion Cathedrals Pastor Strachan, the coordinator and organizer of the tourna as he did last year. The Jonathan Curry Tournament Town /Mount Hope on March 21 and 22 thedral will be taking the players and sup Games will resume at Zion Cathe dral on April 11 & 12. 10 & 11 Abaco players make up Bahamas National Softball Team By Canishka Alexander They are Pitchers Lyle Sawyer and Tyler Russell, and Grant Albury, catcher, ter winning last years Round Robin Tour Please See Softball Page 11

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Jordan Gibson, Andrew Albury, Larry Russell Jr., Philip Johnson, Carlos Pratt, Zhivago Archer and Martin Burrows Jr. If the players are successful in Co Softball From Page 10 Sports Girls basketball team gives percent on national stage On Feb. 20, S. C. Bootle High Schools Senior and Junior Girls Basket Unfortunately, the Junior girls were defeated in their category, but fought a short by two points. The Junior girls then went up against St. Mary Patricia Junior High School in but once again fell short by one point. Shakendra Russell, Maygan St. Claude, The Senior girls also fought a good port. reasoned. defeated the Jack Haywood School: 18We went up against the C. R. Walk these girls gave it 110 percent. The score in the end was 31-26 where the Dolphins Catholic High Crusaders, Moss said was a ing that the girls felt that they were not given fair calls. However, we will not stop here," and Sabrina Jordan. GAFFW encourages sign-ups Press Release Sign up to participate in the 3rd An end that is scheduled for March 21st-23rd in Treasure Cay. The weekend of events will include: the 1-Mile Open Water and the 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk. tee who will be participating in the Open change a tire with no hands -on Friday afternoon. Also in attendance will be Cheer Ba PappaSurf who will coordinate the Pad dleboard Races on Saturday afternoon. Opening March 20

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 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 MARINE NAVIGATION COURSE e Bahamas School of Marine Navigation oers Seamanship and Navigation Courses used as preparation for the Class A and Class B Masters Licence examinations and beyond. e next session starts April 14th. For class schedules and fees call 367-5351 Dr. Marc BinardBoard Certied Internal Medicine Will be at Integrated Medical Centre Marsh Harbour: Mar 14 th Apr 3 rd Treasure Cay: Mar 20 th & 27 th Man-O-War Clinic: Mar 19 th & Apr 2 nd Walk-ins, House Call & Out Island Calls (including Green Turtle Cay)Call 367-1304 for appointments Abaco Shelter Spay/Nueter Clinic April 25,26,27, 2014 Call: 365-4648 www.abacoshelter.org FRIENDS to showcase Press Release that Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby have accepted the invitation to visit Abaco, Hope Town Inn and Marina has kind of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the worlds oceans. After reading Elizabeth with the rising acidity of the oceans and Lifestyles uncovers a worldwide crisis of which that awaits us. billion people depend upon for their source of protein. A Sea Change is also a touching por trait of Svens relationship with his grand child Elias. As Sven keeps a correspon world that he is leaving for future genera tions. ion piece to An Inconvenient Truth, A Sea that our lifestyle is changing the earth, de spite our rhetoric or wishful thinking. Barbara Ettinger and co-produced by Sven tage is bound up with the sea. Across 2. Daybreak 4. Candy striped in Elbow Cay 5. Closest US State 10. King of the Monsters 12. In the islands you have to watch for falling _____ 13. Bahamian rock Down 1. Protective reef 3. Jewish Holy Book 5. 1999 Hurricane 6. Twelve 7. This bird might ask you, Who? 9. Hunts prey. 11. Time and _______ wait for no man. Across 8. SAUROPODS Long-necked dinosaurs 9. CLIENT Customer 11. BRASS Horn instruments 14. KILOBYTE ,000 bytes. 15. GOATSKIN Junkanoo drums. 16. SHARKS Nurse, Lemon, Bull, etc. 17. STARFISH This echinoderm move using tubed feet and can regenerate lost arms. 18. ANDROMEDA Nearest Sprial Galaxy to th Milky Way Down 1. OCTOPUS Beaks and tentacles. 2. BLOCKADE Bahamians would run this during the American Civil War. 3. HEISENBERG German theoretical physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics; The alias of a certain popular tv character who works in chemistry. 4. CLOUDS cirrus, stratus, etc. 5. UNION over Bahamian soil. 6. CASCARILLA The bark from liquers. 7. JOHNSTON This Abaco Studio & Foundry was recently awarded a major contract to cast a stature of Sir Lynden Pindling. 10. SEASONS summer, winter, spring & fall. 12. ELEUTHERA Location of Glass Window Bridge 13. MAD Crazy Crossword Clues March 1 Answers

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 On the Sea of AbacoNEW!! 3 Bed 3.5 Bath, 2,400 sq.ft. home on half acre. One bedroom has private entrance and full kitchen. Included is a 50 ft. boat slip equipped with water, electricity & waste dump plus 80 ft. dock. Super View!! Asking $569,000Full Commission to All Realtors Please call 242-458-8448 (no messages please) JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Lot 32 Block 3 Homesite located on Treasure Cay Drive across from golf course. $59,000 Lot 74 Block 199 14,439 sq. ft. Canal front homesite with Sea of Abaco views $149,000 Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $310,000 NEW LISTING Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Beach Villa 635 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,025 sq. ft. charming renovated villa, large garage, many extras & upgrades. $279,000 NEW LISTING Las Brisas 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 Den 3000 sq ft private luxurious beachfront home on Windward Beach. $1,575,000 NEW PRICE Royal Palm 2309 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished lower condo, situated between two pools w/boat slip on Treasure Cay Marina. $249,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Royal Harbour Village Suite 102A Marsh Harbour, Abaco (Next to Abaco Gold) Dr. Barry Russell Orthodontist Will be in oce Monday March 24 th Ph: 242-367-0164 E-mail: AbacoDentalAssociates@gmail.com Church News Change Ministries hosts March Madness 2014 By Canishka Alexander Change Ministries International. Joining the Devil/Lucifer and spiritual warfare. of worshipping God, and pointed out the ways that God provides for us. He warned Christians to not allow Satan to offset their On your weakest day, you have Every year I lost, when I said yes to er shared. Lucifer understands that he has tells you things that are not true. In order for a lie to work, there has to be a year with a lot of falling away of leaders like never before. es will take place on March 16 and March uled for March 30. Business By Dave Ralph hosted the Chief Councillors Association of Abaco at a dinner at Mangoes Restau rant on February 13. The two groups are discuss and work together on these. This of their island. The halting of work on the airport visitors who are the core of Abacos econ is planned. It has been said that when the cost of air travel to Abaco. Refuse collection and disposal are there continually. More authority needs to be given to want and need and how they want available is not paying attention to our towns needs, ress. There is a lack of accountability on Contracts are issued without local knowl Act to be put into practice to enable ac local input about our road conditions and issued contracts with varying degrees of success. We have a new power plant that representatives. Chamber Directors meet with Chief Councillors Please see Chamber Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Call 367-3200 Fax 367-3677 abaconiannews@gmail.com 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 Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Green Turtle Cay Twin Palms, Spectacu lar Waterfront Retreat, on the Sea of Abaco Hope Town, Get Results Advertise with a Classified Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 Great Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath with view across Sea of Abaco, access to sea, turn key, all you Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The Marsh Harbour, Furnished 2 bed 2 bath apart properly and will result in an increase in the cost-of-living for everyone. Increased Dennis Lightbourn, President of the place on July 1 of this year. Local govern a White Paper issued a year ago introduc Act and The Regulations. However, these Chamber From Page 13 Business the Ministers of State who showed little interest in listening to the Coalition. The Coalition then spent between $50 and $60 talk shows and television to get govern the Coalition to petitions signed asking for with residents. It is with great pleasure that the Baha concerts will be held on March 15 at 7.30 in the Pavilion of the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. Jennifer Hudson who now resides on Ab Originally established as The Baha is truly a national entity since the orchestra and Abaco. the island of Abaco on three previous oc occasion at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and also consecutively at the Anglican Par aco Beach Hotel. However, this year the into a little dinghy putt-putting across the The 2001 concert was especially Thunder and Lightening Polka by Johann Strauss, under the stars at the Hope Town sion effects to those of the orchestra but, fortunately, the rain held off. During the concert the following day at the Abaco Beach Resort, whilst playing the stealthy in front of the stage. Whilst the audience ard Wagner and include other light clas The second section will consist of a proud to have recently launched the Denis was not only a very talented double bass ways. He was also a strong advocate for scholarship will be awarded to a talented organization in sending deserving students off to college. Lifestyles Bahamas National Symphony to play

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March 15, 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 06 March 15th, 2014 Airport progresses, April pegged as date of full deliveryBy Timothy Roberts The Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal and Control Tower have works are now underway that will lead to full delivery during April 2014 accord ing to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Renewal Philip Brave Davis. During his contribution in the House of Assembly on March 5 Mr. Davis said, Work on the Marsh Harbour Internation al Airport during this period leads me to advise that we expect full delivery during April 2014. We were unable to get fur press time. James Edgecombe, Partner in FES Construction Company, said that weather permitting they expect to complete their work by the end of March and will turn it over to the Airport Authority. He said that the relevant agencies have completed their inspections and that both the Control Tower and Airport Ter minal Building have received their Oc Works. He said they are presently carrying out trenching works for conduits on the south side of the terminal building. When this work is completed the tarmac will be paved. All works, weather permitting, are Please see Airport Page 6 Whats Inside A5 A15 B13 B2 A22 B14 Whats Happening RegattasA8 threaten fresh water supply Road works progressing

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts A lack of safeguards protecting sensi tive areas from environmental hazards at of residents concerned with the prevalence of used oil barrels spilling their contents. It is claimed by one of the men who happening due to the heat of the sun. He claimed that the heat from the sun cause the barrels lids to pop off and even causes them to tip over due to the metal swelling. Presently there is no proper means of causing concerndisposing of the oil and it is merely brought clear what happens to the barrels of used One of the largest fresh water lenses in Abaco is in the same area and locals are concerned that left unchecked the contin ued spilling of oil could possibly contami nate the water supply. We attempted to reach Minister of Environment and Housing, Ken Dorsett but up to press time had received no re sponse on these concerns. Marsh Harbour Reef Ball entertains, raises money Above left to right: Joy Chaplin, Leazona the year was held at Marsh Harbour Ma rina & Jib Room. The event, complete with a silent auction, a live auction and a soulful performance by local band, Suppa Time, entertained the crowd while rais ing money for the educational charity Friends of the Environment. According to FRIENDS Executive Kristin Williams, Friends of the Environ ment has provided over 10,000 education Please see Reef Page 10

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS Fire aboard barge off coast of AbacoBy Timothy Roberts Ministry of Transport and Aviation it was foot triple deck barge fully laden with a variety of containerized cargo that was en route to Puerto Rico from Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, March 6 which was subsequently extinguished with the help of Svitzer Salvage and the US Coast Guard. At about 2pm on Thursday, the Port Department received a call from the Royal Bahamas Defense Force stating that the foot tugboat named Patriarch, was on by Crowley Shipping Company. from Svitzer Salvage and Towage and a United States Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered were dispatched to the barges location to offer assistance and monitor the situation. In order to assist in monitoring the coastline, the crew-members and the since the March 6 as safety precautions. Also an Emergency Operating Centre was established in Grand Bahama by Crowley to manage the situation and provide information to key Governmental departments. Saturday, March 8, 2014, following which representatives from Crowley requested permission for the barge to sail into Grand Bahama to conduct cleaning activities and repairs. Central & All Abaco A meeting was held with Crowley representatives and various Local agencies inclusive of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the Ministry of The Environment and Housing, the Port Department, the BEST Commission and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Branch, the Royal Baha mas Defence Force and the Environmen tal Department of the Grand Bahama Port with the purpose of assessing the incident and determining if it is safe for the vessel to sail into port. A careful review was undertaken of the proposed safety measures, and it was determined that they were adequate and approval was granted by the Port Controller for the barge to sail into Freeport Harbour. On Sunday, March 9 at approxiescorted to the Grand Bahama shipyard to commence cleaning activities and repairs. Daily reports will be provided to the Min istry of Transport and Aviation and the barge will be inspected prior to departing dry-dock to ensure that it is seaworthy. There were no injuries or environmental damage reported in this incident. Investigations are continuing into the cause quested to submit a report to the Port Con troller within 48 hours of the barge's arrival in Freeport, Grand Bahama. An incident management team, con sisting of representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, the Port Department, the BEST Commission and the Department of Environment Health Services are continuing to monitor the situ ation to ensure that any additional follow up action required, is taken. By Timothy Roberts Despite a late start, road works have resumed as drivers who frequent Queen Elizabeth Drive receiving relief from steadily increasing potholes which had ac crued over the past months. Bill Simmons Construction & Heavy Equipment Company Ltd., after receiving approvals to continue with the drilling of drainage wells and re-paving works at the end of January, resumed paving on Sunday, March 2 moving quickly in complet ing paving on Queen Elizabeth Drive then moving on to begin paving Bay Street going toward the Crossing. Their recent approvals also included three drainage wells to be drilled in the area of Rubis Gas Station and Abaco Hard ware which according to Kino Simmons, Manager of Simmons Construction, would likely begin in early March as they awaited certain equipment in order to carry out the drilling. Road works resumeAbove:

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 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 expected to be completed by months end, including a few minor cosmetic details to on the interior of the terminal. There is no word on when, or if, the proposed $6 million runway extension spoken of by Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin will begin. The architectural plans for a freight build ing to be located west of the new termi nal were presented and passed in Central ever, there is no word of a contract being awarded for its construction. Central & All Abaco Airport From Page 1 Urban Renewal team discusses programs during Department Heads meeting in February A general meeting was called for Heads of Government Departments by the committee of Urban Renewal Abaco 2.0 on February 26 at the Burial Society Hall in Dundas Town. Recently, the Ministry of Works and Urban Development Urban Renewal 2.0 team of Abaco joined with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Urban Renewal Team for discussions concerning a number of programs for 2014 to be delivered under one umbrella. "The theme for this programme is 'Building strong communities by transforming lives' and we must work as a team and a community to accomplish this goal," nator of the Abaco Urban Renewal project who asked for the full support and co-oper ation of government departments. W. Sgt. Smith opened in prayer and thanked the department heads for taking the time out of their busy schedule to be present. She then introduced the Urban Re newal Abaco 2.0 team -Assistant Manag er, Sandy Bootle, Constable Kendal Clark, nita Reckley. Each team member gave details of their particular project within the team. Campaign. derly persons have been assisted in clean ing up their yards and also with other work to their homes which they were unable to do themselves. Overgrown public areas have been cleared which were a danger and a hazard to health and derelict houses have been cleared. A weekly survey is carried out and clean ups are done twice a month persons will follow up. She is also seeking Above: members of the Urban Renewal team assessments from other departments such as Ministry of Environmental Health and Ministry of Works. Urban Renewal. The Urban Renewal Centre, which is located in the Dundas Town Burial Society the children of Dundas Town and Murphy Town for their homework and projects. The children are supervised Monday to The use of the computers for Saturdays is also being looked at as a possibility. nita Reckley stated that this project is tar geted for the less fortunate children in the community who have no breakfast before going to school. On Mondays breakfasts are provided at Central Abaco Primary School, on Wednesdays at Abaco Central High School and on Fridays lunches are provided for the community. The Urban Renewal team and the Police are respon sible for this project which includes cooking and distribution. A Thanksgiving luncheon is provided for seniors and the Department of Social Services and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force assist in organizing this event. Sponsors from corporate Abaco are needed three months in advance of this event. Club Programme. The Youth Club takes place at Central Abaco Primary school for with kids who have behavioural and so will also be conducting the Mudd and Peas Task on May 12 -14 which involves count ing and renumbering of houses and countPlease see Urban Page 7

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March 15, 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 ing how many persons are in each house. These will be held on the last Saturday of every third month at Browns Bay from 11 AM to 4 PM for children ages 6 to 12 and will include games, fun, hamburgers, hot dogs and bouncing castle. Renewal on Green Turtle Cay and is assisted by church pastors. They provide daily lunch for the elderly and conduct a lunch drive at Central Abaco Primary school every Friday. They are also con necting with the SC Bootle High in car rying out a school sports programme and a drill programme and physical education stated that the community is very apprecia tive of the services delivered and all the churches are on board. W. Sgt. Smith stated that the RE NEW program which they had planned to start at the Abaco Central High school some time ago had been delayed but they hoped to start it soon with persons to assist with counselling and job training. People present were then given the opportunity to ask questions. saying that she believed that the Urban Re newal project can impact the building of the communities in Abaco but it is para mount that all departments be a part of this initiative. Central & All Abaco Urban From Page 6 Lumber mill progressing toward full operationBy Timothy Roberts After several years of planning and overcoming obstacles timber harvesting company Lindar Industries is building in ventory and hoping to start providing a growing product list to the local Bahamian market by mid-April this year. Rob Roman, principal of Lindar Industries, which has a licence to harvest timber in the Bahamas, said they are pres ently working to provide product for some and bead-board. Currently they are set to If pre-sales are any indication of the in the product, then I think things are going to go quite well, he said. Mr. Roman said Lindar, which has six direct employees at present, has moved into production on a temporary basis. We set up some temporary facility, were still running that, but were moving into a warehouse where we are going to be set ting up our permanent facilities which we just have to do some renovations to, he added. The new warehouse will be located at the entrance to Snake Cay. He said they have been somewhat hampered in their temporary location at being able to produce as much as they want but with the new facility they will have a much more streamlined operation. the current order they will begin to build their inventory as they seek to create in terest in the products and provide stock to local hardware stores. Mr. Roman said, Were trying to do some samples for the various things we intend to make, such as crown moldings, base boards, stair treads and door casings. Mr. Roman said they are presently doing harvesting themselves while hiring a local company to truck the lumber for them. He said they will look at hiring out harvesting of lumber in future. Mr. Roman said they have worked closely with the Department of Forestry who suggested that Abaco was the ideal location for their operation. He said Abaco was chosen as more of the forest is located on Crown Land and it was generally seen that the trees were larger. The venture began in 2010 and about when their operation was raided by what is believed to have been scrap-metallers. The operation was robbed of over $100,000 of equipment and their future appeared to be uncertain. However, they stuck with the plan and today are poised to begin opera tion and write yet another chapter to Aba cos lumber mill history. "There is a big need and we must try to cope with this as a team. Funding, transportation and resources are urgently needed and we reach out to corporate busi nesses, government and the Prime Minister for assistance because we need more help on Abaco," she stated. Committee member upset over no lighting at Ocean View Park According to Cay Mills of the Dundas Town Committee, his efforts to restore Town on March 4 were impeded. While Mills had a long list of com plaints regarding the sea wall that was damaged in Hurricane Sandy to the fenc ing that was removed and garbage piled up on site, his main concern was the lack of lighting for residents to enjoy full use of the basketball court. The biggest thing in Dundas Town that hosts more crowds than even the po litical events is this here basketball court, he emphasized. Mills explained that he had inquired about getting the lights turned on and was allegedly told by a BEC representative that he had no authority to put on any lights in Dundas Town. Im putting it on for the boys to play some basketball because the lights have ing to put it on today, Mills complained. BEC was told by the Chairman of Dun das Town and Chief Councillor that I could not touch anything in Dundas Town like I came here on a boat I do have a say in whats going on in Dundas Town, and Im on the board in Dundas Town. Please see Park Page 10

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Half Baked Brownie Points 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 en en Abaco bury Meet & Greet ment Event Ive got to say how much nicer my commute home is now. After dedicating so many columns and words to the road situa tion it is incredible to see, and feel, actual progress. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the roads in Central Abaco at least the big problem areas on the main thoroughfare are well on their way to being completely paved in blacktop. Strike one up for the good guys. How much did it cost? Certainty more vague road repairs back in January of the work done was in the initial scope of works versus contract extensions? We dont know. And we wont know because we the people have not demand ed that our government be transparent with its business. We have no freedom of information act in our country. Should I be complaining though? You may ask. After all this paper has made it new roads despite the cost (within reason) because of how much Abaco pumps into the national Treasury. Arent we on the way to getting what we want? Shouldnt that be enough? Yes and no. Yes, it is fantastic when much-needed projects like the roads and airport are completed. Its called Nation Building and we are all in it to gether. And thats where the no comes in. It is not enough BECAUSE we are all in it together. Including our money. And espe cially our childrens money. Theres always going to be waste in government. If your government shows you the books at the end of the year and theres no waste then something is very, even get to look at the books. Yes we are made aware of the budget, but when simple things like even the nature of Simmons Constructions road contract are unavail able we cant possibly hope to get an ac curate picture. The Coalition for Responsible Taxa tion has been learning the hard way about the lack of transparency in government as they seek out how the government exactly in this time frame. It may very well be, but we dont know because we havent been given real numbers to work with. Hold on now because Im about to step into some very speculative territory. Get your tinfoil hats ready. The problem with the lack of trans parency is that it leaves us vulnerable to political manipulation. For example, say a government wanted to legalize something. For the sake of argument lets say this thing is numbers houses and gambling. And lets say the government cannot get a public consensus, or feels that legal izing gambling would be a very unpopular move politically. To test the waters, in a very expensive way, they call a referen dum on the subject. The referendum fails, and the government doesnt get what they want. So the government creates a specter, a boogeyman, and lets calls that boogey is coming very quickly. July 2014 in fact! You let the public get riled up against the impending boogeyman all the while hint ing that it is their fault since they chose to reject the ballot that would have given the government easy money. Imagine it is zero hour now. Private businesses are in a panic because in four acted, the government has not budged on this date, and yet next to nothing is known about how to go about preparing. sidering legalizing numbers houses any way, despite the referendum, and taxing them. In fact, they tell us, doing that may But we have no way of knowing we dont have the facts. Because there is no true transparency. Not in this administra tion and not in the administration before it. Its all a great fun game of which political party can score the most brownie points on our dime. Weird stuff. Purely speculative. And dont say I suggested it because that sce nario sounds absolutely bonkers. In all seriousness, though. It is time we demanded a Freedom of Information Act. We need to stop being appeased when we are thrown a bone, even if it is a year or in the case of the airport several years late. If we keep awarding those who lead us with brownie points for half-baked dish es we deserve to get burned.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Thanks for Highlighting TC YardsaleDear Editor, Thank you for highlighting the date of our library Spring event in the February 15th issue of The Abaconian. Our sale was last Saturday, March 1st with a great turnout of vendors participating, many return ing from last year. We wish to thank all our wonderful volunteers who gave tireless ly of their time for both the Annual Library Yard Sale and the Spring Book Sale. This weekend's double event for the library was started by Jerry Roberts sometime between 1990 A Heartfelt Thanks to BASRAOn Sunday, Feb. 16th, my intention was to gather with our new book club in Hope Town. Halfway up the sidewalk, I was looking for our group when I tripped on a step and landed full force on my knee cap. I knew immediately that seri ous damage had been done. The girls gathered around me, Hope Town Fire and Rescue/ BAS In a matter of 12 minutes they were at my side Jamie Williams, in charge, along with TJ Baldwin and Justin Thompson. These young men assisted in splinting my leg and transported me in the BASRA vessel to Marsh Harbour. Chris and Jill Prewiitt worked as dispatchers while in route, ar ranging ambulance transportation to Abaco Medi Center where Dr. Latesha McIntosh was waiting. Dr. McIntoshs, professional and calm demeanor aided me in my state of extreme pain, she assisted in keeping me comfortable in a mo tel room until I could have X rays to have specialist knee surgery. I cannot express my gratitude to the above mentioned as well as others. Thanks you for coming to my aid. vices it takes $$$$ to run them, as well as a medical facility that is on You never know when you may need their services. Sincerely, Patte MyersBe afraid. Be very afraid. have managed the building of the new airport and tower may very well be in charge of tower opera tions. Maybe we would all be safer with an uncontrolled airport. D. MoodyParking Problem WorseningDear Editor, Maybe you can help me get this out to the Central Abaco District Counsel, the Marsh Harbour Police and Bakers Bay. I think the time has come for the local government and police to get involved with the parking problem on Queen Elizabeth across from the Union Jack Dock and Bristol Wine building. All these vehicles are employees of Bakers Bay or them are illegally parked in spite of No Parking signs being posted. All of these employees are being transported by ferry boat from the Union Jack Dock. Marsh Harbour is already an ugly duckling and 145 vehicles parked all over the place certainly doesnt help. cher building next to Out Island Internet and we are constantly hav ing problems with vehicles parking in front and on either side of our building. These parking spaces are for our customers. We have No Parking signs posted but they are just ignored. This morning I counted 26 vehicles parked on the side of our building on the street where the old the road on Pole Line Road, 82 on the property across the street from Bristol Wines and 24 by the Union Jack Dock. This is not a temporary problem and will get worse as Bakers Bay continues to build over the next 20 years. I think the time has come for Bakers Bay to obtain a parcel of land north of Marsh Harbour where their employees can park and be picked up/dropped off by the ferry boats. -B. ThompsonWe Will Miss Our Trips to AbacoDear Editor, My wife and I come to Abaco as often as possible, as her family lives in Marsh Harbour and on Elbow Cay. It has come to our attention that friends of ours who are frequent visitor as well have decided to not come back until the Airport Termi nal is completed. We would come away regardless of the condition of the present terminal. However, after checking with two prominent airlines for times and availability it was very alarm ing to see that one wants over $1,500 round trip for two and the other wants just over a $1,000. If tourism is slow this year there are many reasons, the boat taxes and now stupid pricing from the only remaining public airlines. We will miss our trips to Abaco. -N ShelleyBuzz OffDear Editor, Please allow space in your paper. I am a local Bahamian that personally is tired of all the BUZZ going around in continuous annoying emails. Yes it is what I call junk mail that I was continually deleting then ized I could so, in fact i dont ever remember signing up to be bombarded with these constant emails. But the most annoying part is seeing some foreigner come into our little community and take away business from our local very well capable BAHAMIAN owned and run businesses. Abaco is only so big, but this foreigner is out to take a very large chunk of the already very small pie. I know already of a young Bahami an put out of work because he was muscled out. What also upsets me is that you have other local business owners that use her service instead of supporting our very capable, talented, LOCAL BAHAMIAN services. I EMPLORE those, and other businesses, to really think about this. Is this person even legal? Do they have a work permit? Can we go into her country illegally and get away with what she is doing. NO! Even if this person was legal they need to grow a conscious and realize what they are doing is wrong and how it is affecting our already established BAHAMIAN OWNED businesses. People please be aware of who you are doing business with, it just might be your business being af fected by some imposing foreigners that think they are better than our locals. -M. Curry and 1994 and has turned out to be our largest fundraiser of the year and the largest yearly event in Trea sure Cay. We are already collect ing merchandise for next year's sale 2015. -Mary Mellon Yard Sale ChairmanWrite to the Editor:BradleyAlbury@Gmail.comVisit us online at: en TheAbaconian.com

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco Meanwhile, Faron Newbold, Chairman of the Dundas Town Committee, said he nor Chief Councillor Cornish were ever contacted by Mills regarding lighting at the basketball court, and said that he would be willing to assist him as a link between the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Affairs or the Abaco Basketball Associa tion. Newbold agreed that Local Govern ment does have responsibilities for the under those responsibilities therefore he could not stop BEC from providing lights to the area. Nevertheless, Mills says he plans to run for the position of Chairman in the upcoming Local Government elections on chairman in the person of Wayde Archer. Were going to campaign next month in Dundas Town in full force to let the people know that Dundas Town de serves better, and ought to have better, and Park From Page 7 we can do better than what theyve been doing. They are not enhancing Dundas they dont want to see a big wall. After three years, they have not shown what they are doing to enhance Dundas Town or its people.MHVFR personnel promotedopportunities for youth on Abaco. These opportunities range from treks through the mangroves to snorkeling coral reefs. She highlighted the importance of the time many of the children have even put a mask on. She continued with trying to describe the childrens reaction to seeing a Reef From Page 2 FRIENDS current major project is and work right here on Abaco. Thanks to the generous donations of some, that proj ect will be well on its way. As always, the live auction was energetically hosted by Michael Albury. He was assisted by FRIENDS Special Projects Coordinator, Lindsey McCoy. Every event members of the public are honoured by FRIENDS for their dedi cation to the environment. This time Kevin Sawyer and Woody Bracey were brought forward to receive their plaques. Some of the Live Auction items this year included a delicious chocolate cake baked by Cha Boyce, tickets to the upcoming Devour! The Beach in Green Turtle, a among others. The night closed off with dancing as Suppa Time took to the stage.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Appliances PlumbingMarine ProductsPaintsFencingHardware Tools&Building SuppliesElectrical SuppliesLumberSpring is in the air...C hoose from a wide range of mowers, weedeaters, pruners, hoses, rakes, shovels,pesticides, soils, fertilizers and much, much more. P H: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoW e Appreciate Your Patronage! ..and we have the tools you need! Central & All Abaco By Timothy Roberts The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, while visiting their Dundas Town Lodge, left a donation for Heal our Land on Saturday, March 1 at the Dundas Town Burial Soci ety building. Sanford Culmer, Most Worshipful Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, said that while they were having a Northern Region session here in Abaco we wanted to leave a small donation with a charitable organization on our behalf, to make sure that whoever it can help, it will help, and we hope to do it on a larger scale at another time. He said We just now trying to deal with the different regions and make sure on every island we travel to that we leave something for somebody who is in need. Ms. Eleanor Russell, part of Heal our Land, was on hand to receive the donation. She said that Heal Our Land helps less fortunate mothers and their children by donating packages of groceries to them and helping the children with school clothes and shoes. She said I thank God for them, we can always use help. Heal our land appreciates the good deed that they have done today. Lodge donates to Heal Our Land held for Mother Willamae Dawkins The Mother Willamae Dawkins Benbrought together a great cross-section of people from the Abaco community in sup port of this mighty woman of God. ly diagnosed with a brain tumor, and is scheduled to undergo surgery on March 14 in Florida. In addition to her brain tumor, Mother Dawkins damaged the nerves in her lower back and legs after a fall almost a year ago. Since then she has been travelling back and forth from Nassau seeking treat ment and therapy from doctors and special ists to alleviate the discomfort and excruci ating pain from the nerve damage. That was not the end of her medical woes. Mother Dawkins soon learned that she was in need of immediate thyroid sur gery and cataract removal. She began experiencing problems with her vision and grew increasingly concerned about the way her head felt at times. The uplifting gospel event featured soloists, local gospel and church groups, and of course, the legendary Cooling Wa ters Gospel Group. Rev. Christopher Dean, senior pastor of Zion Baptist Cathedral, opened the concert in prayer and was followed by the Zion Praise and Worship Team. Leading the soloists, Esther Bethel entertained the audience with a collec in Jesus, and Land of the Unclouded Day. Next in line were The Harvesters from Green Turtle Cay, who sang their hit Please Forgive Me. Other featured gospel artists and Burrows aka Preacher Boy, the Seventh Please see Page 22

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Standard HardwareLumber & Plumbing Supplies LimitedTel: 367-2660 or 367-2820Open: Monday Friday 7am 4pm Saturday 7am to 12 noonEverything You Need To Build It Right! Abacos Largest Selction OfPOWER TOOLSby DeWalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Hitachi, Skil, Bosch, Stanley, Bostich, and Black & Decker LARGE STOCK OF LUMBER AND BUILDING SUPPLIES Still Offering You The BEST Service ALWAYS! Delivery Available. Specialty PaintsBy GliddenLarge Selection of Paint Supplies and Accessories Some of the Finest Cement Tools in the Industry Get all your Electrical Supplies from our Complete Electrical DepartmentWe also carry Lawn Care Products & Tools, a large selection of Household Items and much more!Come Visit Our Fully Stocked Plumbing DepartmentWe stock a large selection of: and tanks and Pipes AbacosNEWEST & LARGESTHardware & Building Centre! The Cays Green Turtle Cay is prepping for the highly anticipated three-day food and wine festival to be held March 26-29. Devour! The Beach will feature receptions, meals, wine tastings and other culinary events aimed at pleasing any foodie. Devour! The Beach will be held at the Green Turtle Club and, as its name suggests, along the beautiful Green Turtle beach. Five top chefs from North America Joho, Michael Blackie, Tom Fleming, Craig Flinn and Eric Williams. ters of Wine in the world, will be on hand to pair wines with each meal, and has personally curated the wine selection himself. To better accommodate guests from Abaco and elsewhere in The Bahamas, the Green Turtle Club is offering $100 rooms with the purchase of any dining event tick et for Devour! This is a Bahamas resident special. Ferries to and from Green Turtle are also being offered as a courtesy to event attendees. According to event organizer and chef, Michael Howell, they wanted to make it as easy as possible for as many people from the mainland Abaco to make it to the event and enjoy the setup. Film crews, including a crew from the Ministry of Tourism, will be on loca tion throughout the weekend. Chef How ell said he is certain that the event will be great for the local economy and that the event will grow year after year. Menu items will include, among Salad, Grilled Lamb, Molasses Beef Rib with Duck Fat Mash, Seared Scallops with Roasted Corn and Coconut, Grilled Wa many other exciting dishes. Each dish will be paired with wine selections. March 26 is the Welcome Reception aly Tasting & Luncheon, at 1pm and the Devour! The Beach to feature food, wine and beach parties internationally regarded Chef with a cawith Chefs Blackie, Finn and Williams. March 28 is the Wine with Fish Tasting & Luncheon, at 1pm with the Bay. Event sponsor, Big Green Egg, is donating their notable and unique outdoor cooking equipment not only for use at the event, but to remain at the Green Turtle Club as a permanent addition for their restaurant. For more information about the event, including ticket purchases and room Hope Town District Council March 6By Timothy Roberts During the March 6 meeting of the Hope Town District Council Chief Coun cillor Jeremy Sweeting presented an an nual report as well as the new budget for the upcoming year. The Chief Councillor presented an detailing all that had taken place over the course of that year. He said while the report is not mandated by the local Gov ernment Act he does it for the practice of transparency and accountability. During the presentation he noted that district the total value of construction was $40.6 million which resulted in $28,902 in permit fees. He added that from July 2008 million in construction value. He said the numbers show that the Hope Town District needs an increase in budget. The Chief Councillor also presented the 2014/2015 budget for debate. The present budget is just over $414,000 and the new budget year. The Council also requested a further increase be considered to account for the be implemented on July 1, to ensure the tax does not create shortfalls in their budget wherever it is applicable. It was reported that Leland Russell from Abacos Port Department held a meeting in Hope Town after receiving reports that boat repairs were being carried out at the Elbow Reef Lighthouse proper ty. According to a letter read from the Port Department that advised that no repairs should be carried out at the property and a further decision will be made to deal with the situation. The mayor of Port St. Lucie, who awarded Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweet ing a key to the city during his visit there last year, will be visiting the Hope Town Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell is expected to be in attendance for her visit. Administrator advised that the lo cal government elections are to be held nounced, although it is expected that it will likely fall in late May.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 The Cays By Kelsi Farrington As one of Green Turtle Cays oldest resorts and marinas, Bluff House has had a major revamp in the last three years. With new owners and a fresh set of staff, they are taking on new projects and events and one of particular success is their Sunday Fish Fry. Tranquil Turtle Beach Bars Sunday Fish Fry was an idea from Bianca Curry, a familiar face working at the Bar, and al The 12th annual Hope Town Writers the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Eighteen representative writers from the Hope Town Writers Circle and one young writer, Sa mara Cole, a student at Forest Heights Academy, presented a selection of origi nal essays, poems, memoirs and humorous stories to the delight of the local residents and island visitors in the audience. The highlight of the two night event, as always, were the poems written and read by Adelaide Cummings, Hope Towns lo cal diva and Poet Laureate of Cape Cod. Each Thursday morning, from 10 am to noon at the Hope Town Sailing Club, members of the Writers Circle, which now numbers forty-one, gather to share their current works. Guest writers (amateur or profession al) are welcome to join for the morning or the season. Twelfth Annual Writers Read held in Hope Town Tranquil Turtle Fish Fry aims to be new GTC tradition already had a great start. Attracting around 100 people every Sunday from 2pm onwards, the focus of this weekly event (which aims to carry on for the rest of the season) is bringing peo ple together for a local treat and Bahamian tradition. Michael Withers, one of the new Please see Turtle Page 17

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 owners at the Bluff House explains the secret behind the Sunday Fish Fry which is all prepared from scratch in the Beach Its all thanks to our staff, Michael explained. Weve got great girls with great ideas and personalities. Bianca ran with this idea and so far so good! We also have other things like our burgers, cracked spective orders of the main attraction. The great food and fun atmosphere is helped by the sounds of a local DJ and of course the star of the Sunday Fish Fry is in the name but it is done with a difference. Crisply and lightly battered whole snappers are served with homemade banana pancakes providing a perfect balance of Coming from a traditional Bahamian fresh snapper with the hint of sweetness and the chefs addition of a little nutmeg really well. For the tourists staying in the hotel rooms and villas, it provides the perfect combination of a beautiful beach loca tion, great food, drinks and music all with a buzzing and unique atmosphere which draws in locals and other vacationers alike. One GTC local for example, Max well McIntosh, approved of the event and expressed his hope for some of the money to stay on the Cay rather than everyone go ing to Nippers every Sunday. A regular visitor and sailboat owner, The Cays Turtle From Page 16 Above: Crisply and lightly battered whole snapper served with homemade banana Press Release Barefoot Man and Band are back again on March 21-22 for one of Guana pers-Barefoot Man concert The concert started some years ago as a one performance event. But over the years the popularity of the event has left Nippers owner, Johnny Roberts, no choice but to put The Barefoot Man to work for three performances. George (Barefoot Man) Nowak who has family ties in the Abacos is known for his humorous island songs including a special collection of tunes customized for Abaco such as Hope Town Ferry, BEC, The Fig Tree and The Nippers song. Backing the Barefoot Man will be his four band members (Sea nB Band) who all hail from the island of Grand Cayman, including Chuck and Barrie Quappe, Mark Mctaggard and Winston Bugs Wilson. Friday, March 21 the concert starts B Band plays their concert starting around midday and after sunset the Barefoot Man takes over again for the dinner dance under the stars. For more information contact Nip pers Bar and Grill on Guana Cay.Barefoot Man concert slated for March 21-22 Pat Phelan said that Abaco (and Green Turtle Cay in particular) was, compared to Southern Bahamas, the place he spends the most money and gladly. There are so many nice things to go to like this. Its fun and its a happy medium here. Its nice to get everyone together. So, whether youre carried by golf cart, boat or foot, Tranquil Turtles Sunday Fish Fry is a Sunday well spent and youll leave with your belly full, your dancinglegs sore and maybe some damaged pride after a game or two of sandbag toss or vol leyball on Tranquils extended beach. New service and convenience mark ferrys 55th anniversaryBy Timothy Roberts The introduction of an inter-cay schedule along with the opening of the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center in Hope Alburys Ferry Service on February 18. The Welcome Center was named after Peggy Thompson who was an active, well known and loved member of the com munity of Hope Town who supported trav el and tourism throughout the Bahamas. The Welcome Center serves as a trib ute to Peggys commitment and love of Hope Town, the Abacos and the Bahamas. daily and located just across from the post Jessica Mullen, manager of the Peggy Thompson Welcome Center said they offer a place to purchase tickets for all Alburys Ferry routes, information about the service and about the cays and island concierge services. We want to direct people in here have any questions or anything about the inter-cay ferry thats what were here for. We want to take away some of the wonder ing of how do I get here or how do I get can I get a golf cart, she said. She recalled when she worked at Hope Town Hideaways with Mrs. Peggy and at Sun Dried Tees that you get bom barded with all these requests, like can you call me a golf cart, whereas now you can just go over to the welcome center and we will get a golf cart for you, well call the shuttle for you, well set your dinner res ervations, as your island concierge service, we do groceries and anything you might want from Marsh Harbour we will pick it up for 20 percent of your bill. Ms. Mullen said that they really like to promote all the businesses on the cays. Thats something that was ingrained in together, so as much business that we can drive to everyone the better. We really want to come into this with her spirit and keeping her spirit alive. The same day the Welcome Center opened Alburys Ferry introduced the inter-island ferry service, which they hope will make island hoping much easier and more convenient. Alburys Ferry has added direct inter-cay ferry service between Man-O-War Cay, Lubbers Quarters, El bow Cay and Guana Cay. Ms. Mullen said Alburys Ferry is providing three ticket options which comes with a wristband. The inter-cay service comes with some perks as participating businesses on all the cays are offering incentives, specials and discounts to Alburys Ferry Service wristband holders, embrac ing the inter-cay island hopping service that encourages people to take advantage of the new excursion. The Welcome Center pulls it all to gether in a convenient location where all ferry tickets, freight service and island concierge service can be purchased or ar ranged through the welcome center. We want to make it as convenient and full service as possible. Ms. Mullen said. She added that the service has been well received so far. We are seeing an increase in just locals taking advantage of it, so were really glad to see that it is being utilized by both locals and tourists alike.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel April 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail Observations on Abaco's growth Parking at Marsh Harbour's Crossing Beach was a challenge on March 16, 2014, with crowds headed to the annual Man-OWar Flea Market. To encourage support for this event, Albury's Ferry Service offered a reduced $15 round-trip fare from Marsh Harbour. Although additional ferries were put into service to handle the high passenger ing to park their vehicles at this congested site. On a normal day parking is marginal as construction workers, resort staff and Hope Town or Man-O-War Cay. Additional commuters taking the 9 a.m. ferry add to the parking congestion. Hope Town and Man-O-War and the 9 a.m. ferry departure to Hope Town, trafbusses, taxis and commuters all vie for a Opinion parking space or a choice spot to pick up students on their way to school, workers going to their jobs or visitors headed to the airport while others are discharging those taking a ferry at 9 a.m. to Hope Town. Disembarking persons heading into Marsh Harbour must navigate their way through those just arriving by car to board the departing 9 a.m. ferry. Saturday's Flea Market crowd parked as best they could with many vehicles parked along the roadside approaching the Crossing Beach area. Many drivers were dismayed on their return in the afternoon Reporting missing vehicles to the police disclosed that complaints of parked cles being towed away to clear the road way. We were told by some who experi enced this that it cost them a taxi ride to the tow operator's yard and payment of a $100 tow fee. Similar parking challenges happen when Hope Town stages its Heritage Day event or one of the resorts hosts a craft or art show or a Junkanoo evening. Evening events are not quite the parking challenge as some parking opens for the night as commuters leave the site at 5 p.m. Creative use of space and painted lines by either local government or the Ministry of Works to give parking a semblance of order would gain some additional spaces. However, the continual growth of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay will rethe number of parked vehicles increases. To compound the problem, Crossing Beach is Marsh Harbour's only public beach which adds to the parking conges tion. However, Sunday is the most popular day for beach activity, and this is the least active day for ferry commuters and visitors. A minor effort is underway to create a waterfront park elsewhere which will give relief to those enjoying the beach. Lunch patrons to the small take-away restaurant at the foot of the public dock further add to the parking issues. Among government's many responsi bilities is that of providing or encouraging electricity, communications and education to name a few. Abaco's growth caused years ago to keep up with Central Abaco's water demands. Batelco's expansion has been continual but not normally visible as most of its growth takes place with addi tional equipment in the back room. Port expansion was recognized years ago after excessive congestion, confusion and marginal ability. It could not keep up with incoming freight required so it was obvious that the port capacity had to be expanded. We have now almost out grown this expanded port area. Another area that required government's attention was our waste disposal. A expanding waste volume. But, like a septic indifference has reduced the expensive needs government to put in place a proper system of managing this facility. Amid controversy, BEC doubled its Please see Crossing Page 21

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 TREASURE CAY Ocean Blvd lot $49,500 Interior lot, Flamingo road $48,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $120,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 BRING OFFERS www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 Chris & Molly Roberts Cute 1 bed, 1 bath, furnished cottage, close to beach $116,000 2/2 Beachfront Villa with 100 of sandy beach frontage $390,000 2 Acre beach front estate lot $550,000 Beautiful interior lot $18,000 Beachfront lot $120,000 Interior lot 17, block 26, section 4 $25,000 Old Kerr 4 acres beachfront $150,000CASUARINA POINT 4 Bed, 4 Bath Beachfront home, extensive decking, 2 cabanas $750,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Lots $25,000 and up REDUCED! 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Great deal for vacation rental income Casuarina Point Beach Home $275,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Great Atlantic Views, shared dock, steps to beach, rental income $265,900 Pelican Shores waterfront lot 1.3 acres elevated hilltop on the harbour, dock & seawall $895,000 Eastern Marsh Harbour lot, plans passed for 7 unit multi-family complex starting at $135,000 Commercial lot near hotel $120,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour $200,000 Jacks Jungle homesite & dockage $135,000 Additional lots available. Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 3 Waterfront lots, one with dock starting at $137,000. OWNER MOTIVATED 2/3 acre oceanfront lot $180,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $198,000 68+ acres of prime property with oceanfront access. Great for off the grid development site or private estate. $1,980,000 2 Acres $150,000, 4 Hilltop acres $300,000 Lots starting at $15,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $40,000 $70,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000 3/2 Homes beach access $ 195,000 Seaview lot, off the grid $30,000 capacity in serving the entire Abaco archi pelago. Although the Marsh Harbour air port has been recognized for many years as the country's second busiest, it was well accepted that it was woefully short of providing the standards required of aircraft and passengers. Expansion was undertaken and is still underway. These were the larger issues that government has improved or expanded for Abaco's population. Occasionally smaller needs get attention. The reverse osmosis water plant in Moore's Island and supply ing piped water to Green Turtle Cay are two localized examples. It is now time for government to ex amine Crossing Beach which is the gate from Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Beach is evident only to those enduring the trip. Even a random visit during much of the day is apt to be deceiving as the area is peaceful and quiet. An observer will get a the situation at noon. There are no easy or obvious answers to solving the problem. years ago was relative easy as it is a focal point of activity. Fixing the airport re quired only that it be bigger. The Crossing Beach area does not lend itself to being bigger. However, the growth of Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay will continue, tion will increase. Government would be wise to follow the procedure used in the port expansion where public meetings were held in the affected communities and opinions of local people was sought. The Treasury is quite happy with that growth there be facilitated. Beyond tax revenues are the jobs created by buoy ant economies and the resultant consumer spending. Opinion Crossing From Page 20 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 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..cont 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 detail with almost two decades www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Waters. The family has opened a Willamae Dawkins Brain Tumor Fund on GiveForward.com, an online fundraising Web site, to raise additional funds for Mother Dawkins. are sincerely grateful to all of you for your continued prayers and support and dona From Page 11 Central & All Abaco The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet? Part VNo.Why?Were actually getting closer. Both the terminal and the fairly concrete step toward opening. DPM Davis addressed the House of Assembly and said he expects full delivery for April (Yes, April THIS year.) An MP addressing the House and delivering a deadline for the airport... have we heard that before? en But we feel good about it this time. Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Is the Airport Open Yet?

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March 15, 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 . 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Pizza................................$................... 367-2058 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 Oasis ..........................................$$................. 699-4000 Rum Runners.............................$$.................. 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. F 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... . . . . . North Abaco . . . . Sandy Point . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Marsh Harbour . . . Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 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 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 Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Never start your engine without us!When it comes to Auto Insurance, remember the smart choice is Insurance Management. Smart people you can trust. AUTO INSURANCEINSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 06 March 15th 2014 Above: Speech Judges along with Abaco Tourist Manager Wynsome Ferguson seated in front row while contestants of Abaco's Junior Minister of Tourism and Dushinka Roberts By Mirella Santillo Henry Higgins, the recently appoint ed Director of Junior Junkanoo at the Min istry of Youth, Sports and Culture, attend ed the Abaco Junkanoo Love Rush Parade held on February 21-22. of 2013 replacing Mr. Francis who retired. ent leader of the Conquest of Christ, a B category group, Mr. Higgins is in charge Islands. He also has the responsibility of providing workshops and sending people to set-up the workshops. Schools will have to indicate their inten ary of the representative of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture on Abaco, Mr. preciated the crowds participation. New Director of Junior Junkanoo visits Abaco to watch Love Rush Parade Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism named

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Sports By Timothy Roberts The Green Turtle Cay Falcons have earned the top seed in both Junior and SeYouth Football Association Flag FootMarch 22 at Murphy Town Ball Park. their season on Saturday, March 8 with sions. In the Junior Division the Falcons were undefeated at 10-0 followed by the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs at 6-5 and the Man-O-War Makos at 0-11. In the Senior Division the Falcons took top seed with 7 wins and 3 losses, followed by the Wild hawgs at 5-5 and the Makos at 3-7. playoffs the Wildhawgs will play against of the contest will face the Falcons for the March 22 starting with the Junior Division and the winner will play the Falcons start Saturdays results were as follows: Falcons 35, Wildhawgs 26 Falcons 35, Makos 18 Falcons earn top seed Double-amputee Hector Picard to participate in Great Abaco Family Fitness WeekendBy Timothy Roberts ed accident over twenty years ago Hector At the invitation of Lee McCoy, Orto participate in the annual event. He said to be honest I had never heard of the how to change a bicycle tire without hands, that Abacos event would be his eightyninth. cal disabilities present. It takes a lot of The triathlons led to inspiring others tional speaking. He also had second and third degree burns over forty percent of his body. children with one born before the accident he said. ers to think that anything is possible. Benity to inspire new people. I want to thank Foundation and the Treasure Cay Resort

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Todd Thompson Todd gan his educa tion at Coopers Town 2008 and since onstrated great intelligence, dedication, industriousness, honesty, ini tiative, and other such great qualities. He has been a prefect for the past plays softball and baseball. He plans to at His current GPA IS 3.21. His fathers Bessie Lowe age would be a good way to describe head girl of Hope Town School, Bessie Lowe. Bessie is the daughter of Maitland and Mercedes Lowe. have been outstanding since Grade 1 and she has been honoured at the District Top Student in Grade each year since then. She has also been honoured at the national level by the Ministry of Education at the She placed second nationally at the her story about her father. She was invit ed to Atlantis to read her story before the of the Youth Sailing Group for and recent ly won second place in Treasure Cay at the Ssands Sailing Meet. She is caring and generous and has cut her long hair twice to donate to "locks of love" for child cancer patients to have the school. She recently had an article pub zine about the sea oats progress.Christanique RussellChristanique Russell is tained a GPA She is the Head Girl and is active in school such as Junkanoo, Sports, Student and has participated in the Spelling Bees She is a pleasant and helpful young lady who is always willing to assist other students and the staff. She is active in St. Chads Anglican Church where she serves as acolyte, is a part of the Youth Praise Russell is eleven years old and plans to She is the daughter of Christopher Jadyn LarodaEleven year old Jadyn Laroda Student of the Year for Treasure School. She is the president of the Big Brother-Big Sister Club, More Student of the Year Nominees the Discovery Club. She is very involved in her church, Jadyn loves to help people and hopes to Her current Grade Point Average is loving grandparents, Clint and Wendy Laroda. Ashley NewellAshley student at Angels Acad Harbour. Daughter of proud parents, Ed and per Honour Roll every year since Grade 1. She is the current Head Girl at Angels work. She is the creator of Ashleys AbaAbaco Shelter for Potcakes.

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander On March 6, the Abaco Tourist Ofstudents, who presented their speeches on Joshua Robins of St. Francis De Sales Above: Jonnajah Boodle (left) of Forest Heights Academy is named the 2014 Abaco Ju Jonnajah Boodle named Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism Robins was followed by Tanisha Charlton In her speech, Tanisha Charlton ing a part of our countrys attractiveness. She pointed out that beyond natu Tanisha said, are the friendly nature of and Regatta. cape here for business or island life adven tage, our folklore and cuisine. We have to an appealing Junkanoo introduction before asking the audience the question: What In her response, Curtisher was con vinced that visitors search for our festivals, food and rich culture. The sights, the sounds and the taste with facts regarding the Father of Tour Coupled with the culture and the cli lion visitors that visit the country each year. All the culture in the world would not bring tourists without these accesso their speeches. ton and Curtisher Mills of S.C. Bootle, placed second and third, respectively. tion, the students will be presenting their Commonwealth Day celebrated at ACHBy Mirella Santillo the occasion for the students of all the skills and creativity. This year again, dur sic, skits and singing, while following the Please see ACH Page 6

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 passed through the seventy countries and network of links which connect us in our ers of the day. The Principal, Ricardo Ferguson, brought up the analogy of his School & Youth News ACH From Page 5 we have to live together and be our broth Leslie Rolle, who represented the here. sharing our principles and values and of the a bigger world. He also spoke of gratitude and urged the students to represent their school positively everywhere they went. The guest speaker, Philip Miller, Per eign Affairs, also outlined the bonds bea legal, cultural and lingual tie. He offered shared vision. After speaking of the issues guests. In turn Caribs, Tainos, Arawaks and represented the Cribs and the Tainos respectively. The Lucayans sent four boys to They were all outstanding. When the results were announced, Arawaks and Luthird and Caribs fourth. However the students did not settle for a tie and they went of the school Junkanoo group, including putting on quite a show. cial Studies planned and coordinated the event. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) recalled a time when Commonwealth Day was Empire By Canishka Alexander sented a $200-cheque to Monet Brown of St. Francis de Sales School for her partici -St. Francis student Essay Competition Francis English teacher; Monet Brown, es Please see Essay Page 7

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 pation in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise AsLast year, Monet, a 12th grade stuwas given to Monet for her participation ers?" In her response, Monet talked about abundance of natural resources like blue had been well worth it. School & Youth News Essay From Page 6 Angels Academy wins Grade Three Spelling BeeBy Samantha Evans The Grade Three Spelling Bee was Building in Dundas Town. Twenty-four students took part in this event which be gan with words that the children were giv en to learn and practice. Eighteen rounds were spent on the List. The students utilized all of their of the top three trophies but at the end of In third place was Ryleigh Sweeting Press Release On Feb. 18, S.C. Bootle High School were encouraged to focus on beautifying The keynote speaker for the event As a pastor and father of three girls, as well as our Heavenly Father. Mr. Rus All Girls Seminar held at S.C. Bootle High School ACH holds special assembliesBy Mirella Santillo Abaco Central High School Career Super-heroes. several disciplines such as clothing coning taught by Mrs. Shantell Miller. Ms. nication and Mr.Rori Young is the instruc tor in Technical Drawing, Carpentry and Joinery. To illustrate how such disciplines can help develop successful careers, persons Swain, owner of Bill Swain and Sons Con struction, Mrs. Lovely Reckely owner of Lovelys Delights, Mrs. Iris Henchel, First Caribbean Bank Manager, Mrs. Mar and Spa, Mr. Silbert Mills also represent ed two businesses, Abaco Pizza and Radio Please see Assembly Page 8 Press Release S. C. Bootle High School held its an Faith Walk Church of God in Coopers Town recently. District Superintendent of Education, S.C. Bootle holds All Boys Seminar for 2014Dr. Lenora Black, addressed the students Please see Boys Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS Abaco and, lastly, Architect Ryan Archer. Four of these honorees were invited helps run his business. The second person was Mrs. Lovely Reckley whose arts and crafts activity world. Mr. Silbert Mills, needless to say his weather forecast and his news briefs on Radio Abaco as well as for his gospel Marsh Harbour. dies at Abaco Central High School three beauty salon. entrepreneurs. The speakers were present year Spelling Bee, such as Jacqueline Jean whose Essay Writing was recognized. Also acknowledged with cheers were the arts and crafts students of Ms. Stacia Pitt. ets for two Valentine baskets still had to be sold. Mr. V. Coakley announced that one of last years graduates was ill with cancer He also reiterated the dress code rules and asked the students to proceed diligent School & Youth News Assembly From Page 7 of citizenship. Finally, Carlton Gibson, gave a very ing set of sessions. Boys From Page 7

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 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 9 & 10 Email: info@jmjelectricltd.com Sports By Mirella Santillo success for Agape Christian School who only losing to the C I Gibson High School Rattlers. Basketball Classic, held the week of Feb schools. defeat in their pool. But for Coach Adderley it was not all about winning or losing. Inspired by the gles received three scholarships offers and Agape Eagles fall to C.I. Gibson in Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic Championshiptwo of the Agape Christian Schools play Agape Christian School now ranks in basketball. Local Basketball NewsBy Mirella SantilloChurches basketball Season to start with the Sherwood Simms Basketball Tournament is to take place on the basketball court of Zion Cathedral in Murphy Town. indicated their intention to participate in Victory Tabernacle, Abaco Youth Ministry, Change Ministries of Murphy Town, Church of God of Prophecy of Dundas Town, St Mark Baptist Church of Spring City and of course Zion Cathedral Players will be accepted in four age under nineteen and open. Zion Cathedrals Pastor Strachan, the coordinator and organizer of the tourna as he did last year. The Jonathan Curry Tournament Town /Mount Hope on March 21 and 22 thedral will be taking the players and sup Games will resume at Zion Cathe dral on April 11 & 12. 10 & 11 Abaco players make up Bahamas National Softball Team By Canishka Alexander They are Pitchers Lyle Sawyer and Tyler Russell, and Grant Albury, catcher, ter winning last years Round Robin TourPlease See Softball Page 11

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Jordan Gibson, Andrew Albury, Larry Russell Jr., Philip Johnson, Carlos Pratt, Zhivago Archer and Martin Burrows Jr. If the players are successful in Co Softball From Page 10 SportsGirls basketball team gives percent on national stageOn Feb. 20, S. C. Bootle High Schools Senior and Junior Girls Basket Unfortunately, the Junior girls were defeated in their category, but fought a short by two points. The Junior girls then went up against St. Mary Patricia Junior High School in but once again fell short by one point. Shakendra Russell, Maygan St. Claude, The Senior girls also fought a good port. reasoned. defeated the Jack Haywood School: 18We went up against the C. R. Walk these girls gave it 110 percent. The score in the end was 31-26 where the Dolphins Catholic High Crusaders, Moss said was a ing that the girls felt that they were not given fair calls. However, we will not stop here," and Sabrina Jordan. GAFFW encourages sign-upsPress Release Sign up to participate in the 3rd An end that is scheduled for March 21st-23rd in Treasure Cay. The weekend of events will include: the 1-Mile Open Water and the 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk. tee who will be participating in the Open change a tire with no hands -on Friday afternoon. Also in attendance will be Cheer BaPappaSurf who will coordinate the Paddleboard Races on Saturday afternoon. Opening March 20

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere MARINE NAVIGATION COURSE en-GBe en-GBBahamas School of Marine Navigation en-GBoersen-GB Seamanshipen-GB and en-GBNavigationen-GB Courses used as en-GB preparation for the Class A and Class B en-GB Masters Licence examinations and beyond. en-GB e next session starts April 14th. en-GBFor class schedules and fees call 367-5351 Dr. Marc BinardBoard Certied Internal Medicine Will be at Integrated Medical Centre Marsh Harbour: Mar 14 th Apr 3 rd Treasure Cay: Mar 20 th & 27 th Man-O-War Clinic: Mar 19 th & Apr 2 nd Walk-ins, House Call & Out Island Calls (including Green Turtle Cay)Call 367-1304 for appointments Abaco Shelter Spay/Nueter Clinic April 25,26,27, 2014 Call: 365-4648 www.abacoshelter.org FRIENDS to showcase Press Release that Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby have accepted the invitation to visit Abaco, Hope Town Inn and Marina has kind of retired history teacher Sven Huseby on his quest to discover what is happening to the worlds oceans. After reading Elizabeth with the rising acidity of the oceans and Lifestyles uncovers a worldwide crisis of which that awaits us. billion people depend upon for their source of protein. A Sea Change is also a touching portrait of Svens relationship with his grandchild Elias. As Sven keeps a correspon world that he is leaving for future genera tions. ion piece to An Inconvenient Truth, A Sea that our lifestyle is changing the earth, de spite our rhetoric or wishful thinking. Barbara Ettinger and co-produced by Sven tage is bound up with the sea. Across 2. Daybreak 4. Candy striped in Elbow Cay 5. Closest US State 10. King of the Monsters 12. In the islands you have to watch for falling _____ 13. Bahamian rock Down 1. Protective reef 3. Jewish Holy Book 5. 1999 Hurricane 6. Twelve 7. This bird might ask you, Who? 9. Hunts prey 11. Time and _______ wait for no man. Across 8. SAUROPODS Long-necked dinosaurs 9. CLIENT Customer 11. BRASS Horn instruments 14. KILOBYTE ,000 bytes. 15. GOATSKIN Junkanoo drums. 16. SHARKS Nurse, Lemon, Bull, etc. 17. STARFISH This echinoderm move using tubed feet and can regenerate lost arms. 18. ANDROMEDA Nearest Sprial Galaxy to th Milky WayDown 1. OCTOPUS Beaks and tentacles. 2. BLOCKADE Bahamians would run this during the American Civil War. 3. HEISENBERG German theoretical physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics; The alias of a certain popular tv character who works in chemistry. 4. CLOUDS cirrus, stratus, etc. 5. UNION over Bahamian soil. 6. CASCARILLA The bark from liquers. 7. JOHNSTON This Abaco Studio & Foundry was recently awarded a major contract to cast a stature of Sir Lynden Pindling. 10. SEASONS summer, winter, spring & fall. 12. ELEUTHERA Location of Glass Window Bridge 13. MAD Crazy Crossword CluesMarch 1 Answers

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 On the Sea of AbacoNEW!! 3 Bed 3.5 Bath, 2,400 sq.ft. home on half acre. One bedroom has private entrance and full kitchen. Included is a 50 ft. boat slip equipped with water, electricity & waste dump plus 80 ft. dock. Super View!! Asking $569,000Full Commission to All Realtors Please call 242-458-8448 (no messages please) JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Lot 32 Block 3 Homesite located on Treasure Cay Drive across from golf course. $59,000 Lot 74 Block 199 14,439 sq. ft. Canal front homesite with Sea of Abaco views $149,000 Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $310,000 NEW LISTING Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Beach Villa 635 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,025 sq. ft. charming renovated villa, large garage, many extras & upgrades. $279,000 NEW LISTING Las Brisas 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 Den 3000 sq ft private luxurious beachfront home on Windward Beach. $1,575,000 NEW PRICE Royal Palm 2309 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished lower condo, situated between two pools w/boat slip on Treasure Cay Marina. $249,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Royal Harbour Village Suite 102A Marsh Harbour, Abaco (Next to Abaco Gold) Dr. Barry Russell Orthodontist Will be in oce Monday March 24 th Ph: 242-367-0164 E-mail: AbacoDentalAssociates@gmail.com Church News Change Ministries hosts March Madness 2014 By Canishka Alexander Change Ministries International. Joining the Devil/Lucifer and spiritual warfare. of worshipping God, and pointed out the ways that God provides for us. He warned Christians to not allow Satan to offset their On your weakest day, you have Every year I lost, when I said yes to er shared. Lucifer understands that he has tells you things that are not true. In order for a lie to work, there has to be a year with a lot of falling away of leaders like never before. es will take place on March 16 and March uled for March 30. Business By Dave Ralph hosted the Chief Councillors Association of Abaco at a dinner at Mangoes Restau rant on February 13. The two groups are discuss and work together on these. This of their island. The halting of work on the airport visitors who are the core of Abacos econ is planned. It has been said that when the cost of air travel to Abaco. Refuse collection and disposal are there continually. More authority needs to be given to want and need and how they want available is not paying attention to our towns needs, ress. There is a lack of accountability on Contracts are issued without local knowlAct to be put into practice to enable ac local input about our road conditions and issued contracts with varying degrees of success. We have a new power plant that representatives. -Chamber Directors meet with Chief CouncillorsPlease see Chamber Page 14

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2014 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIEDCall 367-3200 Fax 367-3677abaconiannews@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 242367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEGreen Turtle Cay Twin Palms, Spectacu lar Waterfront Retreat, on the Sea of Abaco Hope Town, Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 Great Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath with view across Sea of Abaco, access to sea, turn key, all you Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The Marsh Harbour, Furnished 2 bed 2 bath apart properly and will result in an increase in the cost-of-living for everyone. Increased Dennis Lightbourn, President of the place on July 1 of this year. Local govern a White Paper issued a year ago introduc Act and The Regulations. However, these Chamber From Page 13 Business the Ministers of State who showed little interest in listening to the Coalition. The Coalition then spent between $50 and $60 talk shows and television to get governthe Coalition to petitions signed asking for with residents. It is with great pleasure that the Baha concerts will be held on March 15 at 7.30 in the Pavilion of the Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour. Jennifer Hudson who now resides on Ab Originally established as The Baha is truly a national entity since the orchestra and Abaco. the island of Abaco on three previous oc occasion at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and also consecutively at the Anglican Paraco Beach Hotel. However, this year the into a little dinghy putt-putting across the The 2001 concert was especially Thunder and Lightening Polka by Johann Strauss, under the stars at the Hope Town sion effects to those of the orchestra but, fortunately, the rain held off. During the concert the following day at the Abaco Beach Resort, whilst playing the stealthy in front of the stage. Whilst the audience ard Wagner and include other light clas The second section will consist of a proud to have recently launched the Denis was not only a very talented double bass ways. He was also a strong advocate for scholarship will be awarded to a talented organization in sending deserving students off to college. Lifestyles Bahamas National Symphony to play

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March 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES WANT TO BUY VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS 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 242367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com21 CONTENDER DUTY PAID. used seasonally, covered rest GPS, depthsounder and sunbrella cover. ask 25 Michigan Owens Concorde Dive / Ad venture boat. Search Lights .$12,000 Call 577 2158 26 Florida Marine, with twin 200HP, Aluminum Boat Trailer, 2006, First Load with springs replaced two launches ago. long. Used for a 26 Morgan Boat with a 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. 17.5 Grady White, Doctors Tender,115HP 27, Center Console,Very Rare 2011 Albury teries, Taco 18 outriggers, LED lighting, leaning post w/ 30 Gallon Livewell, full can More pictures available upon request. 28 Cruiser, twin engines, trailer included. In All necessities for cruising the islands. $26,000 32 Diesel Sports Cruiser, 210hp Twin VolWant to Buy Older Albury Boat, Positions Available: Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina Is presently seeking to Director of Sales, Food & Beverage Supervisor, Bartenders, Wait Staff & Activities Supervisor. US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: books and Business Accounting. Florida Con1999 Range Rover, 2001 S-10 Chevy Truck, 577-0360 Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white ad, and we can make the ad for you. Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or more issues or color option prices. Contact Us For More Information367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB 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 Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows

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