Abaconian

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Abaconian
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bradley Albury
Place of Publication:
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2009

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
UF00093713:00421


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 22 NUMBER 07 April 1st, 2014 Whats Inside Airport to open end of April according to Min. of Transport. A5 B8Sporting Complex to A7Ranger Ricky Johnson trail. A15 there was Old Place. A17Break Dancers teach B1A20A23 Whats HappeningApril 2-4: Angels Acad emy Book Fair en April 5-6: Homer Lowe RegattasApril 11-12: K.B. per forms for Save the Bays (Hope Town & Marsh April 26: Christian demption Song ConcertA8 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend sees increased participation Govt inaction grounds sea plane venture according to CEO$39 million North Abaco Port starts construction in two monthsAccording to IJet Charters CEO, Jim Swieter, government inaction has grounded the companys sea plane venture. The Lauderdale to the Abaco Inn harbour in Elbow Cay, had already run its inaugural company operating the Sea Plane, Tropic Ocean Airways, were never able to get the paperwork signed by government to pro Tropic Ocean Airways has been opPlease see Flight Page 7 Above: Tropic Ocean Airways inaugural

PAGE 2

Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 to see growth with 72 triathletes competing in this years event as event organizer Lee McCoy sees even more growth to come in next years event which takes place in Treasure Cay. He said that in 2012 they hosted 18 participants in the triathlons, which is their main event, which grew tremendously to we were expecting as it was a new event, he said. Overall between this year and last, we had about a 35% increase in parNorth Abaco Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend returns to Treasure Cayticipation. ed a new event this year, a paddleboard clinic and races, which were hosted by tinued a kids' cheerleading/dance clinic which was well attended and was led by triathlon race next year, a kid's triathlon. lon, and in addition to the popular 1-mile kid's run, he said. McCoy. The Jamis bicycle provided by Hope Town. He added Having Hector Picard participate in the community and in the events was also a great addition to this year's motivational speaker, had his trip made during his visit. He competed in the races, provided a Please see GAFFW Page 21

PAGE 3

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3

PAGE 4

Page 4 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Coldwell Banker

PAGE 5

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said on March 17. The airport terminal, which expected to cost $27million, was slated to open in October 2012; however due to numerous setbacks and technical issues the opening had been delayed until now. Airport Authority has already begun work terminal and Mrs. Hanna-Martin said that ready to go. Marsh Harbour Airport has had long standing issues, she said, But we es. The wirings and equipment are being installed. systems will be ready to go. This has been our best, but the architect initially hired did not specialize in airports; next time well use someone with experience in this area, she said. ister explained to Parliament that in orthe Christie administration would need to nearly $40 million. Included in the estimate was a $6 mil lion run way extension, $3.8 million to works to begin, and presently the runway ation. The runway extension would have allowed the larger commercial airlines to land at the airport; however, the runway is She told Parliamentarians that the coupled with ad-hoc decisions. said, that in planning the airport there were no measures to ensure an optimiza ber 1, 2011, it was said by the Ingraham Minister eyes end of April openingLeonard M Thompson International Airport China Harbour Engineering Companys Town on Monday as the government an nounced construction activity to start in co Port Development. Bahamas and is estimated to be a roughly two year project. Government and local hope the project will be a major boost to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Town hall meeting in Coopers Town addresses port construction the things that will be built up around project. It will engage Bahamian service expect our trade between China and Baha mas to improve. the projects investment would be shared throughout the community directly and indirectly. Already, more than 70 local in the past several months leading up to Please see CHEC Page 6

PAGE 6

Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com construction start. There will be job opportunities, material and equipment supplied locally, said Mr. Chang. There will be openness and transparency, community activities, that will be hosted by CHEC as the team on the project. Deputy Prime Minister Davis told the town hall attendees that his ministry was working along with CHEC to make sure the development happened on time, on Bahamian services. The topographic and hypo graphic the geo-technical work has been completed and the coastal engineering work has been them to be in our ministry in the next three the next six weeks, I can say now, there will be some hiring, very minimal hiring sign in six weeks time. Its expected to take two years to be completed, so here in Abaco you can ex Theres at least $39 million being pumped be sharing in this. Central & All Abaco CHEC From Page 5 shop aimed at preparing key individuals in disaster management. The workshop, which was held March 17 to 20, 2014 at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour, saw 15 participants viduals in the communities who can readily respond to and conduct proper and detailed ing a disaster. It is imperative to have persons in the islands technically trained to meet the he stressed. a disaster. This is a concern expressed by local and international donors who require immediate assessments in order to disburse providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make an initial assess purpose priority actions. Once trained, this group would be munity organisations, agencies that are stitutions that have the capacity to convene people. Damage Assessment Needs Analysis workshop held in March active teaching method, based on wellworkshop in conjunction with the United upon completion. Handicraft vendors meet at Island Waves to sell crafts Community Centre. ventured into sea glass, coconut and Per signature sand-blasted vases and sea glass and shell covered mirrors. She said there have been a great numwhat they are selling particularly items made on Abaco. The location is working out pretty as well. that they are usually joined by more ven Please see Crafts Page 7

PAGE 7

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town other creative items. Advertised and displayed items included coconut jewelry, cups and bowls; a clothing and household items. shoppers and visitors. A new addition to the shell jewelry are the whelk knobs or drop earrings and periwinkle jewelry sets. So we have something here that evtend to occupy this whole area right here inside too. Inside the centre, gigantic whelks were converted into pencil holders or were used to store toothpicks accentuated with tiny shells. The shelves were also lined with coconut dishes, conch shell lamps, tables. At any given time people can stop here. You think it, and we make it, cover decorated with pearly white shells. Meanwhile, Dorsettes prized items pieces intermingled with wood beads, and glossy coconut bangles and hairpieces. Central & All Abaco Crafts From Page 6 land, announcing that ground will be bro ken in May 2014. Mr. Johnson, along with MYSC Deputy Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Abacos MYSC Head Ishmael spoke with community partners in Murphy and Dundas Town as well as Pastor An Today we want to let Abaco know Island, he said. Mr. Johnson said that they will unveil well as let people see a presentation on the be a multi-purpose gym and a pool at last do! proper parking, lighting and landscaping. them together with the guys who build luxury homes, come somewhere in the middle Im very happy to say we are here to day and its on the way, and we will be back in a couple weeks as we get the sig nage made up and make another presenta tion, the ground breaking in May and this summer the work begins, he said. He said it will be about a $2 million to share the costs with our various com munity partners, and the government will it. He said they are asking people to get together in Abaco as community and when they have all the details they will let people know and give them the opportunity to get ect. Everything you expect is going to be Sporting Complex breaking ground in May notably operating a regular service into Bi mini. backing up what was verbally approved to me, Mr. Swieter said. Mr. Swieter continued saying that the this put together, then total silence. into Elbow Cay was greeted by Customs, greeted, initial run into Elbow Cay, Tropmunication or updates ever happened. IJet had additional plans to provide opportunity passed. According to Mr. make that happen. Mr. Swieter concluded his thoughts in the US airline business and this is why ing to The Bahamas. time. This story will be updated online to include their comments.Flight From Page 1

PAGE 8

Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Saturday Morning Souse 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) ment Event The Honourable Glenys Transport and Aviation, has been making some pretty concrete statements regarding the son Airport. I welcome it. And to remember Abaco exists. It seems everyone else in the government only calls on Abaco when they need something. And this seems to have been a trend Ok, that statement might be an exaggeration. But sometimes its hard to tell. The most recent case-ingarding the Tropic Ocean Air into Hope Town. This thing was to Abaco stepping onto a plane Cay. Money in hand. The com pany operating it has a good track and it seemed everybody was on board with the idea. More importantly they were planning on building the service to expand to more Cays and also mainland greeted by Customs, Immigra ism. The red carpet was rolled lishers and travel writers who all to share and promote Abaco. returned the companys calls, need in Abaco, cancelled be cause someone in one department or another was dragging their signed. or sheer incompetence. But we always need to re member we are not powerless to source is incompetence or poli heard. Grumbling into our Sat urday morning souse wont solve anything. Some might argue ernments attention is just as use less, but I really disagree. try with remarkably talented in dividuals scattered throughout. have a higher proportion here ing like it and demand responses

PAGE 9

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Batter Up! An Evacuation Story"Get to Marsh Harbour Airport pm!" we're totally unprepared to go any where. Dr. Hull stands, "I suggest you get moving." chest pain all while at rest, a bad sign in thirty-six hours. Each time the pain has been relieved by spraying nitro un der my tongue. Hardly a long term so lution. In the past I've had coronary heart back. I've been given an appointment at the Corbett Medical Centre. I start tal where six stents were inserted years ago." too much risk. You're going out imme diately via Abaco Evacuations. Get to the Cherokee Air operation at Marsh, get on the Abaco Evacuations plane going!" Abaco Evacuations is an air evacu ation program devised by Dr. Hull and Cherokee Air as an insurance service Paige and I had assumed we were ation service included in our standard healthcare insurance policies as well ity. In other insured evacuation cover patient's situation; upon his approval standing by at Marsh Harbour Airport. and documents to the receiving hos pital electronically. The patient's preliminary diagnosis and medical history thereby are immediately known and gency care. As we walk apprehensively to the plane, one pilot says quietly to the oth er, "Batter Up!" Slightly more than an hour later we land at Opa Locka Air pm. There I'm immediately escorted into a private room where a blood pres proper medical precautions taken. Early the next morning a catheter is inserted into a vein in my right wrist. X-ray dye is injected through the cath eter and "angiogram" pictures taken conducting this "intervention", selects LAD artery is 80% closed by plaque deposits. The stent is inserted with a balloon inside. He places the stent pre artery walls, and retracts the catheter. Cay. during our months residing in the Ba hamas. Abaco Evacuations is an indis pensable component. -Paul Hammond Treasure Cay residentMarch 15, 2014Responsible Development & Freedom of InformationThis evening while watching a most eloquent speech by the Minister his opening remarks to The Business evening because the ap-plicant does not meet the standard. someone did not meet the standard. In Abaco we have a situation that our licensing process by an investor. This investor has not only taken it upon our interest but then sets about doing it without the proper approval process, i.e., ness, who may or may not have a li were caught using/removing topsoil use. without going through the proper li censing process and ignoring the adregarding the actual location. The dock prevailing and existing sea condition, the water. tions to be approved. that a renowned archeologist has deIs this developer telling us that the just so laid back that we dont really care. I know the proper requirements process but we THE PUBLIC are not allowed access to these procedures. ployment demands that they do this. Their integrity demands that they do we THE PUBLIC had access to these low the proper procedures and in some cases may have even denied the actual application. How are we, THE PUBLIC ex Maybe we need a bit more transpar constitution. lar investor is shameless in their pur suit to complete the pro-ject. Like it or not, ABACO. Im very sure I heard Minister projects to begin. investors out there. Investors ALL need to see a return on their invest ment. vestors in their plan and as such are entitled to a say in how this plan is investment a new Investor is then re relying on us to manage these invest combeyou need to step up to the plate on this one. ABACO is also a big com -Oswald Hall

PAGE 10

Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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 Central & All Abaco According to Lakeshia Anderson, Management Planning Meetings have been held since 2012 with community stakehold marine parks on Abaco. Cays Land and Sea Park.BNT proposes management plan for Abacos marine parks Anderson explained that once they they will incorporate it into a management it, provide comments and participate in the decision-making process. plan is to develop day-to-day operations it takes to manage these areas, visitor use It intimately involves the key peo and how they connect with the park them selves, Anderson explained. Anderson said they are intent on con parks remain clean and pristine to provide Abaco. The recent meetings were made posthere were issues particularly with the Pelito trap lobsters within the park. It was important that we started to communicate with them that the park is a ized that they need to provide demarcation buoys and also provide signs and material throughout the communities and within the parks. Certainly, the project is ongoing and agement plan is to cost out what is needed within those areas like the placement or derson said they have a document that is costed to present to donors, so that they implemented. Overall, however, Anderson said sion there. She has previously worked in rine Science in Exuma helping to educate Beyond their existing partnerships, Anderson said they are looking to expand added that a partnership with the Bahamas

PAGE 11

April 1, 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! March 14. This was their second annual show highlighting just how much talent there is in the community. Mary Chamie welcomed the large South Abaco High Banks Annual Arts and Crafts Show delights communityreleased book 'The Delphi Clubs Guide beauty and talent here tonight," she stated. talent which made the show diverse and interesting. her husband Bruce and watercolours were and Ann Capling. Mrs. Capling is a pro ing coasters, jewellery boxes, bags with purses, wallets and glasses cases which she needle points with wool over canvas. Jewelry was displayed by Melanie also carves tiny wooden groupers and tur tles and casts turtles in bronze. Photography was displayed by Da raphy as well as nature and underwater shots. Photography was also shown by Tara Lavallee, who chooses environmen tal subjects. Lavallee has just received the Palm Shores included in Mr. Salvesen's bird book on Abaco. Shores, who have named themselves The Bahama Palm Shores Quilters, proudly techniques. Jackie Estevez also displayed some quilted dolls and pillows though us ning hand turned native wood bowls, tops and billy clubs. entitled 'Beach Art' or 'Junk Art' and contributors were invited to display their in so scavengers have much to work with. People came up with some very imagina as snakes, whimsical creatures, a seagull But the prize has to go to Jack Bowmasterpieces which included not only deContributors and visitors are already will bring.

PAGE 12

Page 12 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Damianos

PAGE 13

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Damianos

PAGE 14

Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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! South Abaco The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds the books were prominently displayed at a celebratory book launch party at The Del phi Club on March 14. Guests were served drinks and cana the author. According to Mr. Salvesan, it took 16 months to write and complete the 272-page The 350 photographs were contributed by The Delphi Club and Abaco residents. birds were photographed like the BlackDelphi Club publishes book on birds of Abaco and the Black-Browed Albatross, which He added that the book also contains recorded in Abaco since 1950, which was along with Dr. Elwood Bracey. bird included in the book had to be photographed on Abaco. project, Mr. Salvesan explained. The book was published as a limited able exclusively through The Delphi Club, 25 schools on Abaco will receive copies Mr. Salvesan was happy to autograph all books that were purchased by guests at the event. The Delphi Club opened in 2009 as a Harbour overlooking a breathtaking At ents, guardians, students, teachers and the wider community joined in celebrating the Baptist Church Band led the walk with live Christopher Higgs who monitored the Baptist Church and ended at the Basketball Court. Everyone enjoyed the procession. Sandy Point celebrates One Bahamas push for protection of conch beds in nearby sound Community Center in Cherokee Sound to Parks Management Plan initiated in 2012. The management plan includes Peli can Cays Land and Sea Park, near Chernorth. The spokeswoman, Ms. Lacesha An ticipation towards management. She also was allowed. ecosystems within the Parks. ter mark the areas or make tourists and the public more aware when they were in a Please see Cherokee Page 15

PAGE 15

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 -To mark the boundaries with anchildren to make everyone aware that they were actually in a protected area -That it is important to clearly mark shallow areas so that boaters do no in agreement that some drastic steps need Sound which is interrupting reproduction conch to reach two to three inches in length rollers. As they continue to grow in a they interrupt the reproduction process as they are not yet sexually mature. these poachers need to be stopped and be aware, to be their eyes and ears, and report these law-breakers to the proper au under control. He pointed out that the perpetrators It was pointed out that this area represents key ecological habitats including tidal creeks, sea grass and algae beds, patch ing ground in Abaco. This plan was originally proposed to the community in 2012 and this visit was Although the turnout was small, the ings. the Trusts representatives. South Abaco Cherokee From Page 14 Guide and an avid bird watcher who passed away last year. Pastor Symonette had coordinated est on Abaco, while enjoying the natural to the Academys children, taking them on He had worked intensely with Camp Abaco, explained Pastor Symonette. the trail. Pratt-Brutuswas driven by bus by Bro. James to the site. Nature Trail at Camp Abaco named in memory of Ranger Ricky JohnsonThere they gathered by the sign which chaperon, Mrs. Tammy Coakley. Pastor Symonette pronounced a short people, children and adults, locals and tourists alike. Lighthouse to be dismantled, rebuilt in Exuma house in Hope Town. He intends to disrebuilt on his private island in the Exumas. I know the country has struggled so I was able to strike a deal with the government. The purchase price will go a long way towards helping your countrys debt. delayed or averted altogether. Speaking to the inevitable backlash, be upset. But I would not be going through all this trouble, buying the lighthouse and desecrating it in any way. Its staying in island. with the government, which is ever-ready the Lighthouse would go to an Abaconian contractor. The reason Im talking about my plans now is that I need to get the contract . import coyotes to Abaco in order to deal

PAGE 16

Page 16 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Honesty and Quality Brandon ompson Sales and Service www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 The Cays Abaco Inn hosts Annual Art Show and Wine Tasting 15 multi-artist annual art show. The art display was complimented by a wine and cheese tasting, so there was a great turntwo rooms and space outside under the ga zebo. Artists also set up on the terrace or strong wind was blowing that day. It was By late morning approximately twenty artists had set up. Mary Balzac had displayed her water colour art pieces on who also had china dishes decorated with and postcards. David Morley had come Pine needle work and semiprecious stone jewelry by Alphalyra Creations completed Guests, eating their meals on tables near windows by the sea, could walk to the by Christine Sawyer, paintings by Johnny Two tables displaying jewelry, one scapes and portraits by well-known couple, work decorated the gazebo while art glass jewelry by Marlee Mason attracted the onlookers who started to arrive around noon. More sea-glass jewelry by Sea Glass Design was shown on the South-side pa tio as well as ceramic pieces by an artist pieces by Anna Edels completed the show. In all, the show was a very varied and eyeTo add to the laid-back and relaxing atmosphere, Garnell Limperes played an such as Santa Christina Pinot Grigio, Patch Abaco Inn kept artists and guests coming Many artists had sales. As usual, the well. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture visited Abaco for a meeting at Bakers Bay Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, accom panied by the Prime Ministers Secretary Secretary Mr. Eugene Poitier and by Mr. Club to discuss a potential partnership be Youth and Culture to build a sports com plex on Abaco. The delegation was met at the airport Great Guana Cay on the Discovery II boat. Upon arrival on the cay, Dr. Livingston Marshall welcomed the visitors and invit the resort, among other details. The Minister explained his vision country; pushing the two ends together in order to create a larger middle class and country could support other projects such as Bakers Bay. He also mentioned the Ministrys in tention to build sports complexes on three Moores Island, Abaco and one in Exuma. tering into a partnership with the Club. Minister Johnson began the meeting said, adding he would like Bakers Bay to struction was concerned. Integrated building services -an engineer would entail restructuring the existing ketball court, volleyball court as well as a courts, swimming pool and a multi purPlease see MYSC Page 21

PAGE 17

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs An elder recalls Old Place those years she has spent in Dundas Town and South Side. This was a small settle and Blackwood along with the settlements Delrone Smith. memory, Mrs. Sawyer does recall various anything else people had to travel all the way to Coopers Town. ney by sea. The mail boat, bringing supTurtle Cay. During rough weather the mail boat could or three weeks people had to make do with what they were able to raise themselves. Mrs. Sawyer remembers how scarce money was and people could not get many rationed and apportioned out by the shopkeeper according to how many people she remembers that it was hardly possible to get any rice. and sugarcane which they also ground into stroyed by the disastrous 1932 hurricane. I Old Place who was Head teacher. There were two churches in Old Place, the Bap tist and the Methodist. I attended the Meth odist church which was later dismantled and carried up to Dundas Town where it was re-erected. in Dundas Town which has been rebuilt in to travel to Blackwood to church and those to Coopers Town. Growing up was hard because sponging died out and there was little school and in the holidays we would help and the hardy residents rebuilt smaller homes and continued on with their lives. Marsh Harbour which would be more pro tected and also people would be closer to employment opportunities. This area was named Dundas Town tivate the land and assist the government joined them. Everyone and their goods were brought by sea in Captain Sherwin Arilies did not want to come south to Dundas Town so remained in the north in the set Old Place and I liked it in Dundas Town," remembers Mrs. Sawyer. She still lives on the same building. The home she lives in now is larger but the original two room house still stands was nothing then and there were no cars. People treated each other with love and re person did not speak to an older person they would get beaten. In those days par ents disciplined their children but nowa days too many children rule their parents. Although I enjoyed my childhood in Old Place I have been very happy in Dundas Town," declares Mrs. Sawyer. History & Heritage

PAGE 18

Page 18 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 AES

PAGE 19

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 AES

PAGE 20

Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Across 2. DAWN Daybreak 4. LIGHTHOUSE Candy striped in Elbow Cay 5. FLORIDA Closest US State 6. DRAGON 10. GODZILLA King of the Monsters 12. COCONUTS In the islands you have to watch for falling _____ 13. LIMESTONE Bahamian rock Down 1. BARRIER Protective reef 3. TORAH Jewish Holy Book 5. FLOYD Hurricane 6. DOZEN Twelve 7. OWL This bird might ask you, Who? 8. MANGROVE nursery 9. PREDATOR Hunts prey. 11. TIDE Time and _______ wait for no man. Central & All Abaco Dundas Town Local Government update On Saturday March 22, the Dundas Town Local Government Committee began building a new playground at Browns nicer than the previous one and is sched tral Pines will be cleared opposite Elvis McIntoshs residence. A high-end play ground and a track will be built around the signs will be reinstalled. Anyone holding There are many problem roads in the Town so the residents will be pleased to know that Central Government will be as sisting Local Government with all road re pairs in those communities. Local Government has committed it also plan to install new basketball rims. The lights will be turned on immediusable state. On the property opposite the basketball court, they will be building a cultural centre on the vacant land. Chairwas previously reported, a contract was awarded to Millers Builders Construction Company to repair the sea wall. The concrete beams are on the land and have been laying on property to cure mittee members are expecting to have the wall completed in three weeks. ing and grounds. Anyone willing to assist Town Local Government Committee. Light to Light Ministry evangelizes the gospel barked upon their Light to Light Ministry on March 14-15. They were armed with a is in heaven. Men, women and children walked along Don Mackay Boulevard covering an The members appealed to the Abaco community to join them in evangelizing the gospel to the lost and to encourage the saints. Jesus said, you must be born again! ing to reach out to the lost, and to encour age men and women to come to Christ because so many are dying without Christ in their lives. Across 2. Language of 1s and 0s 4. Tick tock 6. Delicacy found crawling after the rain 8. Chore 10. Prankster on April 1 11. Famous Abaco Boat, storm surge 13. Gusty menace 15. $39 Million project in North Abaco 16. Watch out for their barbs Down 1. Oranges, limes, etc 3. Found on elephants and trees 4. Cup ______; Johnny ______ 5. Found in your nose, ears, and sharks. 7. Full of sand 9. Small purple fruit 12. Water taxi 14. Bird bed March 15 Answers

PAGE 21

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estate www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Turtle Run $3.39 M USD Fig Tree $1.9 M NEW PRICE! Barefoot Bay $1.875 M Atlantic Horizons Starting at $3,500/wk plus tax Marnies Landing LOTS FROM $585,000 TO 850,000 USD Catch A Wave Starting at $458/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. Alligator & The Mermaid Starting at $1,000/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. Baharini Guana Cay $429,000 Breezy Palms Starting from $1,429/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. pose trail. Additional parking spaces and resur the project. Moores Island. The complex would in ment that could accommodate visiting or training athletes. venues meet international standards and that they will also serve as community cen sure we are developing athletes properly and will ask the ones who went to the Unit ed States to return home and coach. investigating the terrain with key stakeholders, completing the baseline report and commencing the Master Plan. development schedule, to complete the various agencies concerned. the construction time schedule and re thought the project looked promising and partnership. a strategy can be developed, he said. Minister Johnson brought up the point would have to be chosen. He mentioned community. He said that name would be linked with Bakers Bay, turning the en deavor into a signature project. The Cays MYSC From Page 16 Barefoot Man returns to GuanaHe then competed in the 1-mile Open Hector was well received by the partici pants, young and old, as he spoke with everyone about his career in triathlons and ing Hector compete next year and are in talks to have another Abaco event hosted Mr. McCoy said when they started event in the Abacos that would be a desparticipate in. Triathlons and road races have been expanding throughout the Bahamas, this event, he said. He noted that they things we're noticing is the domestic tour ism aspect participants are travelling in throughout Abaco. He said that overall they had a great year, improving on previous years and year and have tentatively set the 2015 dates He thanked their main sponsors, the Marina, as well as their product and prize awarded complimentary stays to the overall weekend winners, Simon Lowe and Linda included Cycle's Unlimited, Cocozona, Sands Beer, Dolphin Encounters, Oval volunteers and spectators, as well as the They saw 37 persons compete in the Sprint Triathlon, eight in Sprint Triathlon North Abaco GAFFW From Page 2

PAGE 22

Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 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 The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet?en But Soon! Maybe. ing. According to the Minister, the Airport Authority has already The Minister also said that Marsh Harbour Airport has had long standing issues, no kidding But we are winding down and Is the Airport Open Yet? Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere Treasure Cay Community Church time author On March 2, 2014 a reception and munity Church. Him in Treasure Cay, published in late Everett during the years 1995 to 2013. Pri or to these years, Everett had never writ the idea never even entered my head. However, he had read extensively over the years. So, what happened that he started In 1989, the Community Church tive and inspirational. During 1995 96, at age 56, he just started writing notes about the spiritual just came into my mind. It must have come about poetry, no mentors. Encouragement to publish his work came later, in 2012 13. Everett showed Claggett, who later was astonished at the couraged Everett to publish and agreed to assist him in the process. sisted in the editing and publishing. A publishing editor, who had given up his Christian commitment, recommitted his book. Everett continues to write poetry today. copy, call Everett Pinder at 242-365-8504. North Abaco

PAGE 23

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Cruise Abaco. . .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) . ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental . .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4311 Cruising Cart Rentals . ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental . ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals . ....................................... 365-4119 Harbour View Golf Carts....................................365-4411 Kool Karts . ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals . ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes . ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals . ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals . ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes . ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals . ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart . ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals . .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals . .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental . ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals . ............................................ 366-0069 Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. . ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts . ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals . .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals . ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals . ........................................... 365-8761 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Abaco Pizza. . ................................ $ . .................. 367-4488 Anglers . ................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2158 Back 2 Da Island.........................$....................367-0150 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails . ............................... $$$ . .................. 367-4444 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 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... Terrance Davis . .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder . ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands . ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer . .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer . ............... 367-3941 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh . ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle . ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle . ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston . ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley . .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain . ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard . ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury . ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer . ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer . ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer . ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell . ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer . ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer . ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe . ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury . .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury . ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... . 477-5996 Richard Albury . ............577-0313 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013All phones use area code 242 unless noted . .......... ....367-2936 . ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ........................ ....365-8749 . .................. ....365-4411 . ....................... ....365-8506 . ...... ....367-2787 . ......... ....366-0024 ............ ....376-9858The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140 Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

PAGE 24

Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014

PAGE 25

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 07 April 1st 2014 By Jennifer Hudson The United States Embassy partnered with IllAbilities to present a week-long youth outreach program in The Bahamas. On March 21 the group visited Abaco and performed at the Every Child Counts School. A number of students from St Francis de Sales School, Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High and Wesley College also attended. Ms. Anita Brown, Public Affairs Ofthe break dance crew informing the audi ence that though every dancer is perceived as having a different disability (which they themselves call an ill ability) they were here to show that all people have the power to do anything if they don't make excuses. ent challenges, are very personable young men from different countries who have each taken their own limitations and developed their own unique style of dancing. They now travel the globe encouraging young people to tap into their talents and know that they can overcome any obsta cles. They show the youth, through their dancing and verbal presentations, that; Ill-Abilities Break Dance Crew share their mantra with ECC: No Limits, No Excuses Back row left to right: Pastor Erlin Baillou, Felamease Sawyer Ministry of Education, Lyn Major ECC Principal, Alexander Flow Please see Dance Page 2

PAGE 26

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 "Anything is possible; as long as you keep an open mind and are creative you can adapt yourself to any situation. The programme began with the lead er, who calls himself 'Lazy Legz' owing to the fact that he has very little muscle in his legs and has to get around with the use of sticks, getting the audience participating in some fun movements. Then, following an exciting display of their break dancing skills, each member of the group spoke about their own challenges and efforts to overcome them. Lazy Legz, who hails from Canada, has undergone 16 surgeries in his young life. His parents were told that he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Instead of a wheelchair they bought him a tricycle which helped to strengthen his legs and he is now learning to walk without crutches. In 2010 he walked .1 km without the use of leg braces even though he fell 55 times in doing so. Today he says that he would not replace his own legs with normal legs because he is proud of what he has done. Tommy, who is from the Orient, was born with no physical challenges but grew up in foster care since his mother died when he was three years old and his father ran away. "I have always been artistic but in my junior year of high school I discov ered dancing. I trained in San Francisco and I practice every chance I get," he says. When he was 18 years of age he began getting a pain in his knee which, unfortunate ly, turned out to be cancer and his leg was amputated above the knee. That was 10 years ago and since then he has travelled the world. He is now living in Japan and last year featured in a movie which was nominated for best picture. "Keep trying and focus on the things you can do," is his advice. Chicho from Chile was born with a malformation of his legs. His feet are at tached to his knees and he calls himself "Sexy Legs". When he was born the doctors told his mother that her baby had been born as a monster and would be better off dead. His mother said; "No, my son is beautiful, I am taking him home with me." ure out how to do things his own way be cause she told him she would not always I had a dream in which I could only see hands so I started practicing walking on my hands, he remembers. Although he uses a skateboard for getting around nowadays, Chicho dances on his hands and proudly says; "Today I am a monster on the dance follow your dreams and don't let anyone stop you from pursuing your dreams." Kujo from Los Angeles, California, is the oldest of the group. Although he does not have any visible challenges, he is deaf. He was born 100% deaf in his right ear and due to a traumatic head injury as a child lost almost all the hearing in his left ear. This not only caused him trouble hear ing but also speaking since he could not hear and copy voices. He spent many years in speech ther apy and dealt with a lot of anger issues. Needing escape from his anger and the danger all around from gangs in Los An geles, he found hip-hop in high school as a way to express himself in body movement dence to get through school and he went on to major in dance science at college. He has now been dancing profession ally for 15 years and has been hired for music videos, has performed with Cirque du Soleil and has travelled the world. He explains that although he cannot hear the music he feels the beat and watches people bobbing their heads and clapping in time to the music and has found his own unique style of dancing. This has also giv from the Netherlands and was born with a leg is shorter than his left leg and he has no left hip which gives him what he jokingly calls a gangster walk. "My parents raised me like any other people stared but your mind is the strongest thing you have. If you feel good about yourself then others will feel it." Since he found dancing he has travelled the world and now owns a professional dance school in Holland. "Don't make assumptions about people who look different, see what they can do," he urges. After these most inspiring talks the group leader selected three brave students from the audience who enjoyed assisting him in a stunt. Then the group once again display of their break dancing talents, leav ing their audience with the message, "We all face challenges in some way, encourage others to follow their passion and remem ber our motto No Excuses, No Limits. Dance From Page 2

PAGE 27

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 3

PAGE 28

Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair Commonwealth Day was observed across the Bahamas on Monday March 10th under the theme Team Common wealth. At Central Abaco Primary, the program began at 10am with a parade of Commonwealth Flags by the Preschoolers followed by numerous selections in song, dramatization and spoken word by the students. The National Anthems of Britain and The Bahamas were sung in observance of our British heritage. Each grade level gave Nations to the audience including Barba dos, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Rwanda, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. The students learned about the customs and traditions of each of these na tions. The Drama Club gave a very lively piece on oneness and working together and numerous students sang songs that spoke of peace, healing our land and respecting each others differences and embracing them. Senior Island Administrator Pres ton Cunningham was in attendance and he spoke to the students about aiming for one ness rather than focusing on those things that separate us. He stated that we must treat the people we meet on the street or in a building the same; with respect and dignity. He told the boys and girls that when he was invited to celebrate Commonwealth Day with them, he had to clear his schedule to ensure that he was in attendance because being around children brings him great joy. Finally, he expressed his enjoyment of all of the pieces rendered by the students. Before the program ended, a fash ion show followed then Principal Beatrice Moxey gave a history of how the currency of the Bahamas has changed over the years including the color changes. Additionally, she spoke of how many items their parents were raised using have been modernized. The Bahamian and Guy anese currency were on display for the stu dents to view along with Junkanoo pieces, trucks that kept family heirlooms and pho tos, straw work, table mats, patched quilts, Bahamian materials among others. These items remained on display for students to observe for the next several days. A luncheon followed for the teachers and staff. Commonwealth Day at James A. Pimder School was celebrated in grand style under the theme Team Common wealth. The Choir, Dance and Drama Clubs (spear-headed by the Cultural Coordinator, Mrs. Valencia Newton-Hepburn) certainly displayed and demonstrated their talents and skills as the audience digested The opening demonstration was per formed by Adrian Pinder, Kesean Kersaint, Joey Stuart and Dayton Knowles with the passing of a baton in a relay. Stu various Commonwealth countries. Principal Brenell Higgs, District Superintendent Dr. Lenora J. Black, Administrator for South Abaco Lavon HarisSmith, Chief Councilor for South Abaco District Stanley White, along with parents, guardians, concern citizens, staff and stu dents observed the continued display of teamwork throughout the ceremony. Chante Russell, Head Girl, led them in prayer followed by Lavonya Swain who displayed her singing talent as she led the National Anthem and Pledge. Modera tors, Emilee Grant and Katerina Johnson, warmly introduced their Queen for this oc casion who read Her Majesty Queen Eliza beth IIs Commonwealth Day Message. Before she spoke, District Super intendent, Dr. Lenora J. Black brought remarks. She reminded students of the meaning of TEAMTogether Everyone Achieves More! The Queen of the day, Ms. Chante Russell, ably read the Queens Commonwealth Day message. The audi ence stood as she made her royal entry. Katerina Johnson, Deputy Head Girl and Adrian Pinder, warmly introduced the speaker for this event. After sharing some highlights of her life, Administrator La von H. Smith further expounded upon the theme for this occasion as she addressed the audience. Just before she approached the podium, the members of the choir blended their voices as they melodiously sang the song Kum Ba Ya. of the acronym for TEAM which was also EEveryone is counting on me, A-Always work together, and MMake a positive dif ference in the lives of others. Closing remarks were then given by Principal Brenell Higgs. Light refreshments followed. places fourth in Chef Competition S. C. Bootle High School once again took part in the 22nd Annual Young Chef Competition in Nassau from March 11-13. grating Authenticity in 21st Century Culi nary Arts, with the Department of Educa tion in conjunction with Mahatma Rice & Robin Hood Flour hosting the competition. Maygan St. Claude competed in the Junior Division for Abaco, and placed fourth out of 10 contestants from schools throughout the length and breadth of The Bahamas. She also participated in a Knife Skill and Plate Presentation Workshop. mouth-watering Banana Ginger Caramel Coco Loco. This talented young lady received a for fourth place in the competition, Principal Huel Moss shared. In addition, she Moss was grateful to Treasure Cay Marina, Beach and Golf Resort for their tremendous assistance as well as Chef Noel St. Claude for his incredible assistance and support. Last, but not at all the least, thanks to the staff and students of S. C. Bootle High School for their support, he added. Keep up the great work Maygan! OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW LISTING!!!11,000 sq.ft.lot with good elevation just a short walk to Coco Bay Beach and a public dock. B$44,000.00. NEW LISTING!!! 10,868 sq, ft. lot in prime residential area near Coco Bay Beach. $42,000.00. NEW LISTING!!! Immaculate large three bedroom two bath furnished home with views of Black Sound and the Sea of Abaco. Central A/C. Short distance to town of New Plymouth and Long Bay Beach. B$395,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT!!! Hilltop commercial lot on entry road to settlement of New Plymouth.. Great Opportunity! Twin Palms oers two immaculate attached furnished waterfront townhouses on the Sea of Abaco. Each side mirrors the other with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A/C throughout. Internet and satellite. 2 Kayaks. Mini putts. Newly built 60 dock accommodates 42 boat. .537 acres. Asking Price $1.65m.. JUST REDUCED!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $55,000.00. BACK ON MARKET! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. A great buy at B$59,000.00. 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. PRICE REDUCTION!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$169,900.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00

PAGE 29

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Conchservation Day 2014 My Science! My Conch! is a na tionwide citizen-science project going on now throughout The Bahamas. Communi ties and schools are getting involved in the and learn more about that giant, delicious, sea snail we all love-the Queen Conch. The students of James A Pinder Pri mary School were elated to be a part of this effort to preserve conch during the month of January. Students from grades 3-6 joined Ms. Catherine Booker and team as they experienced a full day workshop on Students were engaged in a pre and post-test. They learned many things about the conch such as how to identify a baby from an adult conch. Their mathematical skills were integrated as they had to com pile measurements and presented them in data form. The indoor and outdoor experi ence was simply dynamic. Students maintained their enthusiasm from beginning to end. They continued this throughout the week as they wrote stories of their experience. Students and teachers wore their Conchservation T-Shirts and a science kit was donated to the school. Honour Roll students recognized for outstanding performance In September, students vowed that they would all strive to make the Honor Roll in December, 2013. In recognition of their outstanding performance they were on January 21, 2014. Twenty four (24) out of 41 students made the Honour Roll. This was wonderthan half of the school made Honor Roll. Mrs. Brenell Higgs encouraged those who accomplished this goal and those who fell short, to continue to work even harder this term and beyond for they all have the potential to expand their horizon in pursuit of excellence. As literacy is one of their key focuses this year, they welcomed the assistance from one of the second-home owners, Joan McGeery. She began her Literacy Program on January 22, 2014 with four students. Her voluntary service twice per week, for one hour, is commendable. Improvement is being noted. Other Noteworthy News from James A. Pinder On February 27, 2014, Mrs. Cassandra Abraham from Friends of the Environ ment visited and engaged all of the students in an educational presentation on the different types of Mangroves. This 45 min ute presentation left a profound impact on the students and it helped them to be even more environmentally conscious especially after the presentation on Water in Term 1 and the full day on Conchservation. young man of the Sandy Point commu nity by the name of Mr. Shawn Roberts has been volunteering his skills in Spanish to the students who attend James A. Pin der School. His commitment and dedica tion to exposing these students to Spanish is commendable. It is with hope that one day he will be rewarded substantially for his diligent service to this community and country. Six Students from James A. Pinder Primary Treated to Trip to Bakers Bay On March 8, 2014, six students from James A. Pinder School were granted the opportunity to go on a Sporting Field Trip Kirissa Bain, Adrian Pinder, Katerina Johnson, Alexia Stubbs and Antonia Rolle. They were accompanied by Mrs. Brenell Higgs and Mrs. Karan Deveaux. The purpose of this trip was to introduce students to golf and to continue training in tennis. This event was hosted The North Abaco school won the 2014 District Math and Science Competi tion Junior Division on March 14. At the way tie among Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales and S. C. Bootle High School. What a battle it was, but when it was all said and done, S. C. Bootle High School had won the war, exclaimed Principal Huel Moss. Nine extra grueling rounds took place before the S.C. Bootle emerged victorious. Moss congratulated the students on a job well done. by Tennis Professional/ Instructor Bobby Russell & Golf Professional/Instructor Raquel Riley. Students and teachers had a wonder ful day on Guana Cay. Mrs. Higgs won the golf putting competition by hitting the ball in the hole on one shot. Amidst the training sessions, students also played a little bas ketball and enjoyed the playground area. It was indeed a successful occasion.

PAGE 30

Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 four countriesBy Mirella Santillo In the space of approximately two hours, nine Man O War Primary School students from grades 4, 5 and 6 visited four countries half way around the world, cross ing the Equator and the Greenwich Merid ian before returning to The Bahamas. Taking their seats on Man O War Jet Airways, piloted by Captain Kelly Janes selves to travel to Brazil, via Buenos Aires. Air Hostess, Mrs. Burelle Meeks, served them refreshments (water and crackers) to sustain them during the long trip while a video highlighted Brazils places of impor tance to the rythm of Samba. Upon disembarking they went through immigration where the passports they had made were stamped. A visit to the country brought them to the classroom where poster boards displayed information such as the President of the country, places of interest and culture (carnival). They bought souvenirs (a mask) with the money of the country. Back in the cafeteria, they resumed their seats on the aircraft, ready to take off for Australia. Again they were treated to a video of Australian landscapes and impor tant features (the Sydney Opera House for the pilot informed them of points of interest such as the crossing the Equator and entering the Southern hemisphere. They landed in Brisbane, where they had previously been in touch at night, through Skype, with a class of fourth grad ers. In the classroom, one of the students demonstrated his skill at using the Didgeri doo, while the others listened to the infor mation on the board being read to them. They bought boomerangs for souvenirs. Japan was the next destination. Views of Tokyo, of Japanese food (sushi), of Gei shas and Mt Fuji, in a background of oriental music, accompanied them during the trip. A poster-board was decorated with Japanese slippers that they could buy with their yens. They learnt about the different regions of Japan, the local climates with the various activities of the locals which included snow sculptures, glass blowing and fashion shows. The last and longest trip brought them to Switzerland, via Moscow. Mountain music and dances accompanied them during the journey. They saw views of the mountains, learnt about the population, the name of the head of state and fauna of the country. Switzerland, they discovered, was known for its chocolate, watch making and Soccer, one of the national sports. They returned home to The Bahamas from Zurich, after a stop-over in Paris and Atlanta. The four countries visited were part of grade 6 curriculum. The nine students participating had already studied about them while preparing the poster-boards of in formation and by communicating live with people living in each country. They had made passports that contained a photo and their personal information; they had sewn purses, slippers, boomerangs and masks out of canvas material; The information on Brazil were recorded on the poster board by Gabrielle Bethel, Nathan Sweeting and Ryan Albury. The Australian board was put together by Aaliyah Roberts, Katie Sands and Noah Albury. Japans informa tion was collected by Micah Albury, Erica Roberts and Brittany Weatherford. Grace Albury and Amanda Bethel contributed to the Switzerland board. Ms. Janes explained that Mrs. Bu relle Meeks, the promoter of the imaginary trip idea, had put the students in touch with a former student of hers in Brazil. In Ja pan, they spoke to a reporter in Tokyo and in Switzerland, they were put in touch with a Man O War residents relative. She said Mrs. Shawna Albury was charged with organizing the video production. She obtained her information by contacting the board of tourism of each country. St. Francis de Sales School (SFDS) students and Every Child Counts (ECC) students, along with teachers, non-teaching and administrative staff simultaneously at tended the Ash Wednesday Mass on March day of Lent, a 40-day season, excluding Sundays within the duration, in the Litur Please see Ash Page 7

PAGE 31

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 gical calendar that calls Christians to com through spiritual preparation, conversion, and penance and to live as sons and daugh ters of God and disciples of Christ. The highlight of the Eucharist was the imposition of Ashes on the foreheads of those who attended the Mass as a re minder that man came from dust and unto dust he shall return, while it also encour aged man to turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel. Rev. Fr. Rogelio in his homily the importance of living the spirit of Lent as manifested in its three pil almsgiving. He also reminded those in attendance of the message of Christ in the gospel not to show in public the acts of fasting and good works, as doing so would mean one is already repaid. The act of fasting is not just the most important way of being one with Christ. Instead, we should have the proper inten be one with Christ in his sufferings, Fr. Madrazo said. Thus, if they are one with Christ in his sufferings, truly, they will be one with him in his promise of salvation. Meanwhile, Mrs. Josephine GiraudKumar, principal of St. Francis de Sales School, encouraged everyone that aside from being good followers of Christ, they should wholeheartedly live-out the spirit of the Lenten Season through abstaining from eating meat during Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent for those aged 14 and above; and through fasting, which means abstaining from eating meat and eating just one full meal on the said days, for those aged 21 to 59, as required by the church. The highlight of the observance of Lent is its concluding week, called Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on the Holy Triduum, the last three days before Easter Sunday. Ash From Page 6 According to Principal Huel Moss, February was celebrated as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by the Ministry of Education and the Business and Technical Department at S.C. Bootle High School. The school kicked off their celebratory activities by worshipping God at Full Gospel Assemblies of God in Trea sure Cay. A Special Assembly was conducted by students of the CTE program and included two local Bahamian heroes as guest and Cabinet Designer Maxwell Rolle. The general student populace listened at tentively as both gentlemen expounded on what it took to get to the top of their craft. Moss added that a super, grand day was held later in the week as CTE students held an Open House to showcase their work to parents and to the community at large. On display in the schools Media Center were pieces from all of the Busiwooden computer desks and wine racks, business models, clothing, art pieces and wonderfully presented food dishes. The day culminated with a colorful fashion shows, which would have put Vogue to shame all of the modeled out selves, Moss boasted. He said that this years CTE activi ties are slated to come to an end with a the island. Kudos to Department Head, Ms. Chavonne Reid, and her entire staff for a job well done, Moss praised. The students of S. C. Bootle High School are very appreciative of their hard work and their dedication to excellence. CTE festivities Town aims to By Bishop Carroll Gendella Russell, a freshman at Va lencia College in Orlando, Florida is mind ful that in order for one to take a step for ward into their future they must be familiar with their family history and heritage in order to pursue their destiny. Gendella is one of three children and her father, a dedicated Catechist, Christo pher Russell of St. Chad Anglican Church, has taken the liberty of speaking out about parenting. Mr. Russells life was anything but easy, however, despite the adversity he was determined to make the lives of his children easier than what he was faced with. From an early age Russell knew that his destiny was dependent upon the sea. As he accepted the pitfalls of becom that lie ahead of him he explained to his children what to embrace in this life in or der to further build Gods Kingdom. Christopher Russell and his wife of twenty years, Zermah Russell, made a vow together that no matter what it takes their children were going to be the future leaders of todays world. Their vision manifested when their seventeen year old daughter, Gendella Russell graduating class of 2013 of S.C. Bootle High School told them of her decision to pursue a college education nancially support her ambitions. With no one else to turn to, Gendella and her parents looked to the Lord for the support they needed. Standing on the prin ciples of faith and trusting God to display all revelations in making their dreams come true, knowing that with God all things are peatedly holding on his faith.cultivating the mindfulness of divine faith and they realized that the funding was made available to them by God who heard their cry. On December 9, 2013 Gendella de parted home to embrace a new chapter in her life and opened the doors to an enrich ing future in the diverse city of Orlando, Florida. As a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Gendella plans to one day return to the Abacos and take on The Bahamas largest growing industry and bring it to the next level by establishing new programs that will constitute policies over the world. Many questions were asked by her peers about leaving the Fox Town, and embarking to one of the largest states in the U.S. Her answer was surprisingly brief, but genuinely enlightening. I miss my family and friends but the most important thing in life as a teenager is for us as youths to embrace every oppor tunity to make a difference as we are the future leaders of tomorrows world. With God on my side and fully trust ing him I know I can do all things through Him who strengthened me. Yes, I wonder and cry sometimes but its takes determina tion and hard work to reach ones desired goal. By instilling faith within herself, on the big city and to accept lifes chal lenges that are thrown her way in order to achieve her goals and follow her dreams. en-GBAbaco Shelter en-GBSpay/NeuterClinic en-GB April 25,26,27, 2014en-GB Call: 365-4648 www.abacoshelter.org

PAGE 32

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 By Canishka Alexander Foundation in conjunction with the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra presented its Symphony by the Sea concert at Abaco Inn in Hope Town on March 15 and Abaco Beach Resorts Marquee on March 16. As guests lounged on the lawn of Abaco Inn, they were served wine and hors douevres. Scholarship applicants were assigned a committee member, and they walked from table to table introducing themselves to the specially-invited guests while sharing their college aspirations. Beneath a star-studded sky and rag ing Atlantic sea before them, the orches tra began performing a number of classi cal and contemporary songs. Among them were popular songs like Grand March from Tannhauser; Moonlight Nights in Nassau and Bahama Lullaby; The Impossible Dream; Egmont Overture; Goombay Fantasia; and Radetzky March. During intermission, guests were in vited to revisit the silent auction table to bid on prized items. A special plea was also offered to donors making a donation of $1,000 or more to receive a copy of the newly released The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds of Abaco. Meanwhile, Leazona Bethell com mended the orchestra on their outstand ing performance despite windy conditions. Turning to the audience, and with several of the applicants standing before them, Bethell offered another opportunity for do ers Scholarship Fund. Applicants were screened based on their needs, maturity and academics. Bethell spoke about the applicants stellar grades, extracurricular and commu nity-related activities, and how some have gone as far as to save a portion of funds needed for their college tuition. porting 40 college students, and over the past 14 years has been committed to the idea that by building and investing in young people, we create a strong commu nity. Some of the 2014 scholarship appli Conrad Cornish; Dashane Knowles; Jan nell Collins; Alexandria Bethel; Amanda Bethel; Seanna Albury; Tristan Albury; and Nadia Thompson. Bethell added that several persons applied who are already in college and or had other commitments. Each year their goal is to add 10 students to the list, and donations of $300, $1500, $2,000 or $15,000 makes the difference in purchasing books and supplies for one semester to covering tuition for a semester or on average a year for undergraduate studies. Michael Albury also strengthened Mrs. Bethells appeal on behalf of the stu dents. So the money we raise tonight will determine how many students go off for Please see Page 12

PAGE 33

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 9

PAGE 34

Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 By Jennifer Hudson Seventeen year old Hannah Bonamy is a grade 12 student at Agape Christian School with her sights set on a career in interior design. Presently in the process of applying to colleges, she has selected the Savannah College of Art and Design that this would be an excellent choice for her as she is already familiar with their syl labus having attended summer programs in drawing, architecture and photography there for the past two years. Each year Hannah has attended on a scholarship awarded by SCAD. Hannah's mother, Marsh Harbour dentist Dr. Therese Bonamy, recognized and encouraged her daughter's talents very early in life. When she was small, Hannah spent much time waiting in airports and sitting on airplanes since at the time her mother travelled backwards and forwards between her dental practice in Nassau and Abaco. Dr. Bonamy says that she provided paper and crayons for her young daughter who would happily spend these hours cre ating her own little masterpieces. Hannah's interest in interior design was sparked around 13 years of age, when her mother introduced her to interior design programs on television. Hannah became hooked at that early age and looks forward to begin ning her studies in interior design soon. In order to be a good interior designer one must also be a good artist and Hannah is indeed a very talented young artist. She credits much of her artistic growth to the guidance of the art teacher she had during most of her high school years at the Agape Christian School. Mrs. Stacey BethelAdderley saw great potential in Hannah and carefully nurtured it. Hannah has already passed the BJC examination in art and is presently putting BGCSE art examination which is very im pressive. Hannah was selected to participate in the Walter Bartman painting workshop in Hope Town earlier this year. Mr. Bartman is an internationally renowned artist and director and founder of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Bethesda, Mary land. He teaches art workshops all over the world and people come from several other countries to attend his art workshops in Hope Town. The Abaconian Presents Artist Highlight Hannah was sponsored by Christy Young, founder of the Hummingbird Art Gallery in Hope Town, and also by cosponsors Alburys Ferry Service which provided free transportation for the week and Furniture Plus which provided paints, brushes and easel. Mr. Bartman taught me such a lot and I learned so much from observing his techniques. I learned how to paint by look ing at the scenery instead of at photographs and he opened my eyes to see colours in a different light then taught me how to mix paints. We also learned to paint in different conditions and even painted in the rain which was fun. Who does that?" she said. The participants also attended lectures and demonstrations by Mr. Bartman every day. Subjects painted during the week-long workshop were seascapes, trees, plants rites are sunsets. At the close of the workshop Han nah showed her paintings in the traditional post-workshop art show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and also donated a painting of the Albury ferry boats to the manage ment in appreciation of their sponsorship. Hannah's work also includes intricate and precise drawings of buildings. This as pect of her work is inspired by her archi tect father. Upon graduation from college Hannah envisions the possibility of working along with her father to do the interior design in houses for which he has rendered the architectural design. She also hopes to one day open an art gallery in Marsh Harbour where she will showcase both her own paintings and those of other artists. Sports By Canishka Alexander During softball pre-season games last week, Abaco Softball Association (ASA) President Haziel McDonald made an nouncements regarding the 2014 season opening on May 9. All teams are required to pay a cor porate sponsorship fee of $500 by April 4 along with a players fee of $50 per play er, which includes insurance coverage. A team and managers meeting is also sched the Murphy Town Ball Field. So far, McDonald said that four mens teams and three womens teams have expressed interest in playing, and that they are hoping to add another mens team to the grouping. In an earlier interview, ASA Vice President Mark Douglas said that the Baha mas Softball Federations (BSF) National Champions Creters Bulldogs will be attending a fundraiser on March 28 in Nas sau to assist the Bahamas National Softball Team with their travel expenses. The Bull dogs will also face the Bahamas National Softball Team in an action-packed duel on themselves for season Please see Softball Page 11

PAGE 35

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 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 The following weekend, the Bahamas National Softball Team will travel to Abaco to participate in a round of games between the Bulldogs on April 4, and again on April 5 against an Abaco All-Star Team. dogs versus the Bahamas National Softball Team, which includes three Bulldogs play sell, and Grant Albury, catcher. McDonald explained that the week ly pre-season games among the Creters Bulldogs, DNR Sluggers and Hope Town Wreckers have proven successful thus far, and theyve seen a lot more fans supporting the event each weekend. Its a fun night, its a Friday night, and everyones coming out to enjoy ball, he said. As the season progresses, an All Ab aco Softball Tournament will be held from June 20-21 and is open to all Bahamas soft ball teams. In October, Abaco will host the Annual BSF Round Robin Tournament. SportsSoftball From Page 10 On March 22nd the Junior Sail ing Classes from Hope Town set sail on the Class A Bahamian Workboat "Abaco Rage." Supervised by Skipper Stafford Patterson, Jeff Gale, and Eric Patterson, children 6 to 14 years learned to raise the sails, pull the mainsheet, handle the long tiller, and balance on the prys. The light-to-moderate winds gave ample opportunity for an exciting adventure that the juniors and adults will long remember. The Rage sailed to Cracker P's for lunch. A big "Thank-You" was given to Linda and Patrick Stewart, who provided burgers and hot dogs for everyone. This is one day these kids will never forget. Bahama Basketball By Mirella Santillo The junior Eagles of Agape Christian School came back from Grand Bahama with the winning trophy for their victory in the Grand Bahama Basketball Boys under 15 Challenge. It was indeed a challenge during four close games, said Coach Wayde Adderley, but ultimately the Eagles beat the Tabernacle Baptist Academy Falcons 18-15, winning the championship and making up for their previous days defeat against that same team. Eight schools entered the Franco MillerScott Forbes TournamentBoys Under 15 Challenge, seven from Grand Bahama and the one from Abaco. It was a double elimination type tour nament that took place March 12 -17. The but won four games the following day, in cluding the championship game. Joshua Cornish was declared the Most Valuable Player for Abaco and also made the All-Tournament Team together with team mate Tavares McIntosh. Coach Adderley was voted Coach of the Tournament. The team was also ac companied by Coach Godfrey Rolle who has been assisting Coach Adderley for the past four years. We are still working on building the team, commented Wayde Adderley who is faced with losing some of his best senior players next year as they graduate from high school. The Eagles will travel to Grand Ba hama again over the Easter Holiday to participate in the St Georges Showcase Tournament.

PAGE 36

Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front en-GBThis is a year-round, M-F position for a beachfront community en-GB of 119 villas. Bookkeeping, maintenance and eective comen-GB -en-GB munication skills required. Supervisory experience preferred en-GB as the GM oversees a landscape and maintenance crew of 4.en-GB Email a statement of interest, summary of qualications, en-GB employment history and current references toen-GB wjmclean3@aol.com or drop o the above at the BVOA oce. en-GB Phone inquiries: 365-8039 Immediate Opening for General Manager Beach Villas, Treasure Cay the four year or two-year vocational school or program of whatever they choose, he world; we have students in China, Canada, Spain, Nassau and all over the U.S. of course and thats thanks to you. If we dont raise enough money, some kids will not go. According to concert master Jenni fer Hudson, the Sunday afternoon performance at Abaco Beach Resort was a superb occasion because the improved acoustics in the indoor location allowed the orchestra to perform to its full potential allowing them to deliver a stellar performance. The Marquee at Abaco Beach Re sort was tastefully decorated with the area above the stage draped with swathes of white tulle and accentuated with two chan deliers and several potted palms which added to the ambience. The performance was so much bet ter because the orchestra did not have the severe breeze problems we had on Saturto play in that wind. The sound was blown out to sea, and we had to keep catching our music from also going out to sea! On Sunday, we were indoors, and there was no comparison with the sound of the performance. It really was fantastic on Sunday. We had a standing ovation; every body loved it. A special tribute was given to Peter founding board members at the Sunday concert. nations on behalf of the applicants. Ameri can and Canadian donors can receive tax registered U.S. corporation From Page 8 The support staff of Central Abaco Primary School was honoured on Wednes day, March 19, 2014 at 10am during a spe with a Standard of Excellence. The custo They were escorted down an invis ible red carpet by young men of Grades 5 and 6 to a roaring pavilion of students, parents, staff and family members. Mod erator, Mr. Paul Knowles, ushered them in with adjectives and accolades that spoke to and described their personalities perfectly. Each grade level prepared special tributes for them including dancing and singing numbers which brought many of them to tears. Some of these members of staff are so humble and perform their job with such a spirit of excellence that many of the stu dents and staff had nothing but great things to say about them. Guidance Counselor and co-moderator of the event, Samantha V. Evans, read a special piece on serving with excellence. She stated that excellent service is a habit that takes no vacation nor is offered only when a reward or pay is expected. She stated that excellent service comes from the heart and is done to the best of their ability as unto God. Pastor Jason Quashie, PTA President and guest speaker, gave words of encour agement and thanked them for giving great service to the students and staff members them that today has been set aside to honour them and they deserve it. Support Staff Day ended with a Junkanoo Rush Out by students. James A PinderChante Russell was born in Grand Bahama on March 7, 2003 to proud Candice CoxDavis and Mr. Austin Russell. She serves in the capacity as Head Girl at James A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point, Abaco. Her leader ship qualities among her peers are evident and noteworthy. Her passion for knowledge was evi dent from her entry at this institution in Grade One as she always maintained a G.P.A. of 3.2 and above. Her current G.P.A. stands at 3.5. This cheerful, ambi tious, humble, dedicated and hardworking student always strives for excellence, and is aspiring to become a Cosmetologist and Lawyer. Further, she is an active member of the Schools Dance, Drama, Choir and Computer Clubs. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, researching and drama. Her favorite subjects are Grammar and Written Composition. Additionally, Chante is very involved in the community and her church. She is a member of the Assemblies of God Church, the Sunday School, the community Spanish Club and the Sandy Point Youth Program. Amy Roberts PrimaryEleven year old Rayvyn McKinney was born on September 1, 2002. She has a GPA 3.9 and is a part of the schools Drill Team. She enjoys writing, poetry, sports and singing. She plans to become a physician when she completes her former education. Raymond and Ericka McKinney. Daughters of Zion Girls Program was launched on Sunday, December 8 last year with the purpose of providing spiritual guidance that would foster good moral eth their God-given potential. The program will provide a safe, supportive place where girls can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relation life. The coordinator, Mrs. Karan Degirls and its still growing strong. The speaker for the launching pro gram was Mrs. Naomi Lightbourne. Mrs. Lightbourn gave these young ladies a brief history of how things were in the past, giv ing examples. She admonished the girls to remain respectful and to use their good manners at all times. She encouraged parents and guardians to train their children in the way they should go, so that as they grow older they would not depart from it. The girls who were installed as canson-moderator, Florence Burrowedprayer, Tatianna Burrows and Genia Smith-welcome, Vashawna Roberts and Hailee Nairn-read the scripture, Sabrina Pinder-read a poem, Daesya Johnson, Antonia Rolle and Breanna Pinder danced, Kaitlyn Gaitor-introduced the speaker and Lavonya Swain-sang a solo. Mrs. Lavon Harris-Smith gave brief remarks and presented them with their cerby Prescola Penn. Mrs. Deveaux presented her and the speaker with a fruit basket. The vision of this program was embraced by the entire community who came out in full force to support them.

PAGE 37

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Two Locations to Better Serve You! Marsh Harbour Pharmacy Mon-Sat: en-GB 8:30 6pm & en-GBSun:en-GB 9am-4pmen-GB Ph:en-GB 242-367-2544 en-GBFax: en-GB242-367-6544 Treasure Cay Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 9am 5pm Ph: 242-365-8061 Fax: 242-365-8062 Perscriptions Vitamins Supplements Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Health & Beauty Supplies Accepts all Major Insurance Plans Accepts National Prescription Drug Cards Accepts US Perscriptions Fast and reliable service! www.abacoislandpharmacy.com E-mail: abacoislanpharmacy@gmail.com For more info Visit www.epyontech.org 242 .367.1329 Abacos Technology SuperStore en Brought to you by Epyon Technologies Microsoft to end XP, The bells are ringing and the day of decision is quickly coming for the es timated 18.8 percent of computer owners around the world who are still using Windows XP. In less than one month Microsoft is cutting off support for XP, a push to move users from the 12 year old operating sys tem before they get hit by what many insid ers are calling an incoming freight train of malware and viruses. has cut off support for one of its operat ing systems. Windows 95 and Windows 98 met similar fates, but neither faced the popularity that XP had and continues to enjoy. Once support ends on April 8, Mi crosoft will not issue any patches for newsystem leaving users a glaring target for malware, viruses and hackers alike. Finishing off the end of the era, Mi crosoft will also stop patching Internet Ex nesses and home users alike will be at risk to losing access to years of archived docu ments and information. Ensuring you have a proper backup of your important documents and speaking to your local computer technician about the steps you can take to lower your risk for exploitation. But die-hard users will soon for any devices that will run on XP. For many, the time has come to upgrade. By Jennifer Hudson Motivational speaker, Hector Picard, gave a very inspirational talk to staff, students and friends of Every Child Counts School on March 21. Mr. Picard is a dou ble arm amputee born of Cuban parents and raised in Florida who says he loves to come to The Bahamas. He was here to compete in the Family Fitness Weekend, held at Treasure Cay for the third year. Mr. Picard lost both his arms and the top of one foot in an electrical acci dent when working for a power company. He walked between two transformers and touched a live one which sent 13,000 volts of electricity through his left arm and out woke up 30 days later in hospital in ter rible pain with second and third degree burns over 40% of his body. His entire right arm and half of his left arm had to be amputated. "God, why me?" he asked. He remained in hospital for two months and then underwent six months of rehabilitation, learning to do things all over again like a baby, but without hands. During this time he decided that he had to be there for his one-year-old daughter and so began looking at his challenges as "just an obstacle to be overcome. Life is more He wanted to get the students think ry out everyday tasks without arms so he asked for two students come forward and take a little test. They were asked to make placed on their hands so they could not a shirt, hat and glasses. Following his rehabilitation Mr. Picard met with a prosthetist who told him he could not expect to do much in life. "I could either take his advice or prove him wrong so I chose to prove him wrong," he said. hand with which he even built a room in his garage. He now has a prosthetic arm with a hand on the end which he says is very heavy but very functional. He is able to twist his wrist around 360 which the children found very fascinating. He learned to change his babys diapers and then began coaching a Little League softball team. He was so success ful that parents started asking him to teach their teams. "If I can do this I can do any to do things and make himself happy and even plays videogames with his feet. Mr. Picard likes sports and in 2009 Weekend in Treasure Cay which he was due to enter the following day would make his 89th triathlon. These triathlons are not easy for him but he has worked out ways in which he can compete. In the water segment he swims on his back using his legs. For the cycling segment he needed a special bicycle. A bike mechanic he went to told him it couldnt be done but he saw this as a chal lenge and created a bicycle himself out of and stop but does so by slipping his pros thetic arm into a cylinder on the handlebars and applying brakes with his right knee. having lost part of one foot which causes him pain but he deals with the pain and pushes through it. His advice to people is, "Believe in makes you happy. He admits that he has run into his share of bullying but he has always met his goal. He raises money for charities and says that, "As long as God has given me health I will press on." Following this very inspirational talk the students asked many thoughtful and in teresting questions such as; How do you scratch your back? Mr. Picard said that that question in the 40 years that he had been physically challenged. When asked how he manages to wash himself and write he says that he uses whatever he can and sometimes writes with his feet. When asked how he changes his bicycle tires he said that again he uses able to change a tire in 11 minutes.

PAGE 38

Page 14 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Sports 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) As the lights faded on the inaugural Football Association (AYFA) the Green ing trophy in victory for both the Junior and Senior Divisions as they overcame the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs in both games on Saturday, March 22. In the Junior Division the Falcons and offense scoring on the Wildhawgs. In the second half the Wildhawgs held the Falcons to one score; however, they could not get enough scoring drives together to pull off the upset in the end as Green Turtle emerged victorious as the Junior Champi ons. The Falcons won 38 to 30. In the Senior Division it was a de half with a one touchdown lead which was responded to by the Wildhawgs early in the second half. A late game interception gave the Falcons a scoring opportunity and they took advantage regaining a one touchdown advantage which they never gave up, hold ing on to win 18 to 12. In earlier playoff action, the Marsh Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBen-GB Delivery! 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 Relax & Enjoy D electable A sian M eals Prepared & cooked for you in your own home For more information call Filipino Lady at: 475-6107 or Email: maxilau77@me.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research, sailing or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEGreen Turtle Cay Twin Palms, Spectacu lar Waterfront Retreat, on the Sea of Abaco with (2) 3 bedroom townhouses with private dock, excellent sunsets. Listed price $1.65M. Now accepting bids up to April 1, 2014. For palmstownhouses.com Hope Town, Prime North-End, Beach-Front, Bay-Side Lot. Private and quiet. $395,000. jandkoakes@hotmail.com Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, luxury penthouse for rent, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The neil@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo overlooking pool with tennis courts & beach access. $1500/mo. Contact Fran 458-3682 or e-mail jadeonthebrain@yahoo.com Please see Football

PAGE 39

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Harbour Wildhawgs defeated the Man-OWar Makos in both divisions. In the Ju nior Division the Makos held an early two touchdown lead but the Wildhawgs came on strong in the second half clinching the right to play in the Championship game on was 36 20. In the Senior Division the Wildhawgs dominated defensively and never let up; meanwhile the offense hit pay dirt on a number of deep passes and tallied an impressive victory winning passage to the Championship game by a score of 42 to 18. Falcons Coach Ron Archer, who CoFounded AYFA along with Michael Sawyer, reiterated the purpose and commit ment of the league to mentor youth and to take back the youth of The Bahamas from the evils that are impact them today. He noted that at risk youths in The Bahamas are at critical numbers and programs such God as the head, can make a difference in the nation. Coach Archer said that as Abaco Youth Football looks to expand to cover more of Abaco he is also working with in dividuals in Nassau to start a league there and is working to see it expand to Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and beyond. He gave thanks to all the kids and their parents for their support, all the coaches who gave their time and effort, and all the community members and businesses who teams, for making the inaugural season a blessing and a success. Coach Archer said that those who would like to assist in the league going forward, whether interested in playing, coaching, refereeing, or sponsoring can sign up through his webpage at www. ronarcher.info.Football From Page 14 SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com17.5 Grady White, Doctors Tender,115HP Johnson, New VHF, GPS, DF, CD, Out Riggers, Duty Paid 11K, Boat Harbour, 917-6970054 Ron, braces-usa@att.net 20 2011 Albury Brothers, Yamaha 150 4-Stroke (JUST 12 HOURS!) Extended engine warranty until august, 2016 Furuno GPS / Radar / Sonar Combo Unit, ICOM VHF w/ antenna fresh water washdown, dual batter ies, battery charger, Lenco trim tabs w/ trim 21 CONTENDER with 200 HP Yamaha. DUTY PAID. used seasonally, covered rest of year. includes, outriggers, VHF, Garman GPS, depthsounder and sunbrella cover. ask com 26 Florida Marine, with twin 200HP, 2-stroke Yamaha outboards, new Garmin mini top, VHF, 1 downrigger, 2 outriggers, $19,000. Reduced to $15,000. DUTY PAID. com Yamaha F60 4-stroke. 72 hours, perfect working condition, DUTY PAID. $4,500 rm@netscape.net 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. Please call 242.366.0635 13 Boston Whaler, new bottom paint, new Hull Sides Paint, New Rubrail. Dry Hull, Very nice Whaler in Excellent Condition. No En gine. 2200.00 366 3137 19 Dusky 1985, with a 2001 yamaha 100 four stoke, only 600 hrs. New aluminum gas tank installed 6 months ago. Garmin GPS 441s with att@gmail.com. $5500. 27, Center Console,Very Rare 2011 Albury Brothers, fully loaded, twin Yamaha 250 4-Strokes (87 Hours), extended engine warranty until 8/16/2016, Furuno Electronics (12 & 8 color monitors), Furuno 72 NM Radar Sinrad auto pilot, brand new (3) Odyssey Bat teries, Taco 18 outriggers, LED lighting, leaning post w/ 30 Gallon Livewell, full can vas console & seat covers, numerous tackle storage. Owners declining health forces sale! $149,900 OBO / Trade. Delivery to Bahamas More pictures available upon request. 28 Cruiser, twin engines, trailer included. In excellent condition! 6KW Diesel Gen, A/C All necessities for cruising the islands. $26,000 Reduced to $24,000 OBO. Call 577-6988 44 Thompson Trawler, double cabin, twin diesels, generator, inverter, dual a/c, well $43000. 727 543 3346, sailbum56@aol.com US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: Tax Return Preparation & Consulting, Quick books and Business Accounting. Florida ConScott@JDGilbert.com and www.jdgilbert.com For all your Preasure Cleaning & Window Cleaning (walls, roof, baseboad & driveway), call, text or whatsapp 242-442-6492. We also give free estimates. 1999 Range Rover, 4.6 HSE, good condition, aluminum body. $6,000. Call 475-1279 2001 S-10 Chevy Truck, 3 door extended cab. 4 new tires 173,000 miles. $7,300. Call Sidney 577-0360 2008 Yamaha Golf Cart, 4-seater, gas, Good Condition. $3000. Call 365-6502 or 475-8768 Shift Engineer Needed for Out Island Resort They must be a High School Graduate with a minimum of 3 years experience working for a hotel/resort and construction projects. Compressors, Pump Systems, Mechanical machinery, Electrical components and build Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing & Electrical. They should also have a full driving license capable of driving standard shift transmission vehicles. Be able to work alone and in teams, to diagnose and solve mechanical and electri cal problems, be conscious and active in pre ventative maintenance issues and capable of regularly lifting 501bs. Submit CV with ref AB-20S11, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge is looking for an experienced Waitress/Waiter to join our dynamic and fun team. Previous experience, great personality and reliability are a must. ALSO immediate opening for a Restaurant Supervisor for our Reef Restaurant, excellent experience and management skills required. Please provide a current police record, health Boulders of Sale. All different sizes. For more NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

PAGE 40

Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014



PAGE 1

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 22 NUMBER 07 April 1st, 2014 Whats Inside Airport to open end of April according to Min. of Transport. A5 B8 Sporting Complex to A7 Ranger Ricky Johnson trail. A15 there was Old Place. A17 Break Dancers teach B1 A20 A23 Whats Happening April 2-4: Angels Acad emy Book Fair April 5-6: Homer Lowe Regattas April 11-12: K.B. per forms for Save the Bays (Hope Town & Marsh April 26: Christian demption Song Concert A8 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend sees increased participation Govt inaction grounds sea plane venture according to CEO $39 million North Abaco Port starts construction in two months According to IJet Charters CEO, Jim Swieter, government inaction has ground ed the companys sea plane venture. The Lauderdale to the Abaco Inn harbour in Elbow Cay, had already run its inaugural company operating the Sea Plane, Tropic Ocean Airways, were never able to get the paperwork signed by government to pro Tropic Ocean Airways has been op Please see Flight Page 7 Above: Tropic Ocean Airways inaugural

PAGE 2

Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 to see growth with 72 triathletes competing in this years event as event organizer Lee McCoy sees even more growth to come in next years event which takes place in Treasure Cay. He said that in 2012 they hosted 18 participants in the triathlons, which is their main event, which grew tremendously to we were expecting as it was a new event, he said. Overall between this year and last, we had about a 35% increase in par North Abaco Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend returns to Treasure Cay ticipation. ed a new event this year, a paddleboard clinic and races, which were hosted by tinued a kids' cheerleading/dance clinic which was well attended and was led by triathlon race next year, a kid's triathlon. lon, and in addition to the popular 1-mile kid's run, he said. McCoy. The Jamis bicycle provided by Hope Town. He added Having Hector Picard par ticipate in the community and in the events was also a great addition to this year's motivational speaker, had his trip made during his visit. He competed in the races, provided a Please see GAFFW Page 21

PAGE 3

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3

PAGE 4

Page 4 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Coldwell Banker

PAGE 5

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 Central & All Abaco Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin said on March 17. The airport terminal, which expected to cost $27million, was slated to open in October 2012; however due to numerous setbacks and technical issues the opening had been delayed until now. Airport Authority has already begun work terminal and Mrs. Hanna-Martin said that ready to go. Marsh Harbour Airport has had long standing issues, she said, But we es. The wirings and equipment are being installed. systems will be ready to go. This has been our best, but the architect initially hired did not specialize in airports; next time well use someone with experience in this area, she said. ister explained to Parliament that in or the Christie administration would need to nearly $40 million. Included in the estimate was a $6 mil lion run way extension, $3.8 million to works to begin, and presently the runway ation. The runway extension would have allowed the larger commercial airlines to land at the airport; however, the runway is She told Parliamentarians that the coupled with ad-hoc decisions. said, that in planning the airport there were no measures to ensure an optimiza ber 1, 2011, it was said by the Ingraham Minister eyes end of April opening Leonard M Thompson International Airport China Harbour Engineering Companys Town on Monday as the government an nounced construction activity to start in co Port Development. Bahamas and is estimated to be a roughly two year project. Government and local hope the project will be a major boost to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Town hall meeting in Coopers Town addresses port construction the things that will be built up around project. It will engage Bahamian service expect our trade between China and Baha mas to improve. the projects investment would be shared throughout the community directly and indirectly. Already, more than 70 local in the past several months leading up to Please see CHEC Page 6

PAGE 6

Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com construction start. There will be job opportunities, material and equipment supplied locally, said Mr. Chang. There will be openness and transparency, community activities, that will be hosted by CHEC as the team on the project. Deputy Prime Minister Davis told the town hall attendees that his ministry was working along with CHEC to make sure the development happened on time, on Bahamian services. The topographic and hypo graphic the geo-technical work has been completed and the coastal engineering work has been them to be in our ministry in the next three the next six weeks, I can say now, there will be some hiring, very minimal hiring sign in six weeks time. Its expected to take two years to be completed, so here in Abaco you can ex Theres at least $39 million being pumped be sharing in this. Central & All Abaco CHEC From Page 5 shop aimed at preparing key individuals in disaster management. The workshop, which was held March 17 to 20, 2014 at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour, saw 15 participants viduals in the communities who can readily respond to and conduct proper and detailed ing a disaster. It is imperative to have persons in the islands technically trained to meet the he stressed. a disaster. This is a concern expressed by local and international donors who require immediate assessments in order to disburse providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make an initial assess purpose priority actions. Once trained, this group would be munity organisations, agencies that are stitutions that have the capacity to convene people. Damage Assessment Needs Analysis workshop held in March active teaching method, based on wellworkshop in conjunction with the United upon completion. Handicraft vendors meet at Island Waves to sell crafts Community Centre. ventured into sea glass, coconut and Per signature sand-blasted vases and sea glass and shell covered mirrors. She said there have been a great num what they are selling particularly items made on Abaco. The location is working out pretty as well. that they are usually joined by more ven Please see Crafts Page 7

PAGE 7

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town other creative items. Advertised and displayed items in cluded coconut jewelry, cups and bowls; a clothing and household items. shoppers and visitors. A new addition to the shell jewelry are the whelk knobs or drop earrings and periwinkle jewelry sets. So we have something here that ev tend to occupy this whole area right here inside too. Inside the centre, gigantic whelks were converted into pencil holders or were used to store toothpicks accentuated with tiny shells. The shelves were also lined with coconut dishes, conch shell lamps, tables. At any given time people can stop here. You think it, and we make it, cover decorated with pearly white shells. Meanwhile, Dorsettes prized items pieces intermingled with wood beads, and glossy coconut bangles and hairpieces. Central & All Abaco Crafts From Page 6 land, announcing that ground will be bro ken in May 2014. Mr. Johnson, along with MYSC Deputy Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Abacos MYSC Head Ishmael spoke with community partners in Murphy and Dundas Town as well as Pastor An Today we want to let Abaco know Island, he said. Mr. Johnson said that they will unveil well as let people see a presentation on the be a multi-purpose gym and a pool at last do! proper parking, lighting and landscaping. them together with the guys who build lux ury homes, come somewhere in the middle Im very happy to say we are here to day and its on the way, and we will be back in a couple weeks as we get the sig nage made up and make another presenta tion, the ground breaking in May and this summer the work begins, he said. He said it will be about a $2 million to share the costs with our various com munity partners, and the government will it. He said they are asking people to get together in Abaco as community and when they have all the details they will let people know and give them the opportunity to get ect. Everything you expect is going to be Sporting Complex breaking ground in May notably operating a regular service into Bi mini. backing up what was verbally approved to me, Mr. Swieter said. Mr. Swieter continued saying that the this put together, then total silence. into Elbow Cay was greeted by Customs, greeted, initial run into Elbow Cay, Trop munication or updates ever happened. IJet had additional plans to provide opportunity passed. According to Mr. make that happen. Mr. Swieter concluded his thoughts in the US airline business and this is why ing to The Bahamas. time. This story will be updated online to include their comments. Flight From Page 1

PAGE 8

Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Saturday Morning Souse 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) ment Event The Honourable Glenys Transport and Aviation, has been making some pretty con crete statements regarding the son Airport. I welcome it. And to remember Abaco exists. It seems everyone else in the government only calls on Abaco when they need something. And this seems to have been a trend Ok, that statement might be an exaggeration. But sometimes its hard to tell. The most recent case-ingarding the Tropic Ocean Air into Hope Town. This thing was to Abaco stepping onto a plane Cay. Money in hand. The com pany operating it has a good track and it seemed everybody was on board with the idea. More im portantly they were planning on building the service to expand to more Cays and also mainland greeted by Customs, Immigra ism. The red carpet was rolled lishers and travel writers who all to share and promote Abaco. returned the companys calls, need in Abaco, cancelled be cause someone in one department or another was dragging their signed. or sheer incompetence. But we always need to re member we are not powerless to source is incompetence or poli heard. Grumbling into our Sat urday morning souse wont solve anything. Some might argue ernments attention is just as use less, but I really disagree. try with remarkably talented in dividuals scattered throughout. have a higher proportion here ing like it and demand responses

PAGE 9

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Batter Up! An Evacuation Story "Get to Marsh Harbour Airport pm!" we're totally unprepared to go any where. Dr. Hull stands, "I suggest you get moving." chest pain all while at rest, a bad sign in thirty-six hours. Each time the pain has been relieved by spraying nitro un der my tongue. Hardly a long term so lution. In the past I've had coronary heart back. I've been given an appointment at the Corbett Medical Centre. I start tal where six stents were inserted years ago." too much risk. You're going out imme diately via Abaco Evacuations. Get to the Cherokee Air operation at Marsh, get on the Abaco Evacuations plane going!" Abaco Evacuations is an air evacu ation program devised by Dr. Hull and Cherokee Air as an insurance service Paige and I had assumed we were ation service included in our standard healthcare insurance policies as well ity. In other insured evacuation cover patient's situation; upon his approval standing by at Marsh Harbour Airport. and documents to the receiving hos pital electronically. The patient's pre liminary diagnosis and medical history thereby are immediately known and gency care. As we walk apprehensively to the plane, one pilot says quietly to the oth er, "Batter Up!" Slightly more than an hour later we land at Opa Locka Air pm. There I'm immediately escorted into a private room where a blood pres proper medical precautions taken. Early the next morning a catheter is inserted into a vein in my right wrist. X-ray dye is injected through the cath eter and "angiogram" pictures taken conducting this "intervention", selects LAD artery is 80% closed by plaque deposits. The stent is inserted with a balloon inside. He places the stent pre artery walls, and retracts the catheter. Cay. during our months residing in the Ba hamas. Abaco Evacuations is an indis pensable component. -Paul Hammond Treasure Cay resident March 15, 2014 Responsible Development & Freedom of Information This evening while watching a most eloquent speech by the Minister his opening remarks to The Business evening because the ap-plicant does not meet the standard. someone did not meet the standard. In Abaco we have a situation that our licensing process by an investor. This investor has not only taken it upon our interest but then sets about doing it without the proper approval process, i.e., ness, who may or may not have a li were caught using/removing topsoil use. without going through the proper li censing process and ignoring the ad regarding the actual location. The dock prevailing and existing sea condition, the water. tions to be approved. that a renowned archeologist has de Is this developer telling us that the just so laid back that we dont really care. I know the proper requirements process but we THE PUBLIC are not allowed access to these procedures. ployment demands that they do this. Their integrity demands that they do we THE PUBLIC had access to these low the proper procedures and in some cases may have even denied the actual application. How are we, THE PUBLIC ex Maybe we need a bit more transpar constitution. lar investor is shameless in their pur suit to complete the pro-ject. Like it or not, ABACO. Im very sure I heard Minister projects to begin. investors out there. Investors ALL need to see a return on their invest ment. vestors in their plan and as such are entitled to a say in how this plan is investment a new Investor is then re relying on us to manage these invest combeyou need to step up to the plate on this one. ABACO is also a big com -Oswald Hall

PAGE 10

Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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 Central & All Abaco According to Lakeshia Anderson, Management Planning Meetings have been held since 2012 with community stakehold marine parks on Abaco. Cays Land and Sea Park. BNT proposes management plan for Abacos marine parks Anderson explained that once they they will incorporate it into a management it, provide comments and participate in the decision-making process. plan is to develop day-to-day operations it takes to manage these areas, visitor use It intimately involves the key peo and how they connect with the park them selves, Anderson explained. Anderson said they are intent on con parks remain clean and pristine to provide Abaco. The recent meetings were made pos there were issues particularly with the Peli to trap lobsters within the park. It was important that we started to communicate with them that the park is a ized that they need to provide demarcation buoys and also provide signs and material throughout the communities and within the parks. Certainly, the project is ongoing and agement plan is to cost out what is needed within those areas like the placement or derson said they have a document that is costed to present to donors, so that they implemented. Overall, however, Anderson said sion there. She has previously worked in rine Science in Exuma helping to educate Beyond their existing partnerships, Anderson said they are looking to expand added that a partnership with the Bahamas

PAGE 11

April 1, 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! March 14. This was their second annual show highlighting just how much talent there is in the community. Mary Chamie welcomed the large South Abaco High Banks Annual Arts and Crafts Show delights community released book 'The Delphi Clubs Guide beauty and talent here tonight," she stated. talent which made the show diverse and interesting. her husband Bruce and watercolours were and Ann Capling. Mrs. Capling is a pro ing coasters, jewellery boxes, bags with purses, wallets and glasses cases which she needle points with wool over canvas. Jewelry was displayed by Melanie also carves tiny wooden groupers and tur tles and casts turtles in bronze. Photography was displayed by Da raphy as well as nature and underwater shots. Photography was also shown by Tara Lavallee, who chooses environmen tal subjects. Lavallee has just received the Palm Shores included in Mr. Salvesen's bird book on Abaco. Shores, who have named themselves The Bahama Palm Shores Quilters, proudly techniques. Jackie Estevez also displayed some quilted dolls and pillows though us ning hand turned native wood bowls, tops and billy clubs. entitled 'Beach Art' or 'Junk Art' and con tributors were invited to display their in so scavengers have much to work with. People came up with some very imagina as snakes, whimsical creatures, a seagull But the prize has to go to Jack Bow masterpieces which included not only de Contributors and visitors are already will bring.

PAGE 12

Page 12 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Damianos

PAGE 13

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Damianos

PAGE 14

Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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! South Abaco The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds the books were prominently displayed at a celebratory book launch party at The Del phi Club on March 14. Guests were served drinks and cana the author. According to Mr. Salvesan, it took 16 months to write and complete the 272-page The 350 photographs were contributed by The Delphi Club and Abaco residents. birds were photographed like the BlackDelphi Club publishes book on birds of Abaco and the Black-Browed Albatross, which He added that the book also contains recorded in Abaco since 1950, which was along with Dr. Elwood Bracey. bird included in the book had to be photo graphed on Abaco. project, Mr. Salvesan explained. The book was published as a limited able exclusively through The Delphi Club, 25 schools on Abaco will receive copies Mr. Salvesan was happy to autograph all books that were purchased by guests at the event. The Delphi Club opened in 2009 as a Harbour overlooking a breathtaking At ents, guardians, students, teachers and the wider community joined in celebrating the Baptist Church Band led the walk with live Christopher Higgs who monitored the Baptist Church and ended at the Basketball Court. Everyone enjoyed the procession. Sandy Point celebrates One Bahamas push for protection of conch beds in nearby sound Community Center in Cherokee Sound to Parks Management Plan initiated in 2012. The management plan includes Peli can Cays Land and Sea Park, near Cher north. The spokeswoman, Ms. Lacesha An ticipation towards management. She also was allowed. ecosystems within the Parks. ter mark the areas or make tourists and the public more aware when they were in a Please see Cherokee Page 15

PAGE 15

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 -To mark the boundaries with an children to make everyone aware that they were actually in a protected area -That it is important to clearly mark shallow areas so that boaters do no in agreement that some drastic steps need Sound which is interrupting reproduction conch to reach two to three inches in length rollers. As they continue to grow in a they interrupt the reproduction process as they are not yet sexually mature. these poachers need to be stopped and be aware, to be their eyes and ears, and report these law-breakers to the proper au under control. He pointed out that the perpetrators It was pointed out that this area represents key ecological habitats including tidal creeks, sea grass and algae beds, patch ing ground in Abaco. This plan was originally proposed to the community in 2012 and this visit was Although the turnout was small, the ings. the Trusts representatives. South Abaco Cherokee From Page 14 Guide and an avid bird watcher who passed away last year. Pastor Symonette had coordinated est on Abaco, while enjoying the natural to the Academys children, taking them on He had worked intensely with Camp Abaco, explained Pastor Symonette. the trail. Pratt-Brutuswas driven by bus by Bro. James to the site. Nature Trail at Camp Abaco named in memory of Ranger Ricky Johnson There they gathered by the sign which chaperon, Mrs. Tammy Coakley. Pastor Symonette pronounced a short people, children and adults, locals and tourists alike. Lighthouse to be dismantled, rebuilt in Exuma house in Hope Town. He intends to dis rebuilt on his private island in the Exumas. I know the country has struggled so I was able to strike a deal with the gov ernment. The purchase price will go a long way towards helping your countrys debt. delayed or averted altogether. Speaking to the inevitable backlash, be upset. But I would not be going through all this trouble, buying the lighthouse and desecrating it in any way. Its staying in island. with the government, which is ever-ready the Lighthouse would go to an Abaconian contractor. The reason Im talking about my plans now is that I need to get the contract . import coyotes to Abaco in order to deal

PAGE 16

Page 16 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Honesty and Quality Brandon ompson Sales and Service www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 The Cays Abaco Inn hosts Annual Art Show and Wine Tasting 15 multi-artist annual art show. The art display was complimented by a wine and cheese tasting, so there was a great turntwo rooms and space outside under the ga zebo. Artists also set up on the terrace or strong wind was blowing that day. It was By late morning approximately twen ty artists had set up. Mary Balzac had displayed her water colour art pieces on who also had china dishes decorated with and postcards. David Morley had come Pine needle work and semiprecious stone jewelry by Alphalyra Creations completed Guests, eating their meals on tables near windows by the sea, could walk to the by Christine Sawyer, paintings by Johnny Two tables displaying jewelry, one scapes and portraits by well-known couple, work decorated the gazebo while art glass jewelry by Marlee Mason attracted the onlookers who started to arrive around noon. More sea-glass jewelry by Sea Glass Design was shown on the South-side pa tio as well as ceramic pieces by an artist pieces by Anna Edels completed the show. In all, the show was a very varied and eyeTo add to the laid-back and relaxing atmosphere, Garnell Limperes played an such as Santa Christina Pinot Grigio, Patch Abaco Inn kept artists and guests coming Many artists had sales. As usual, the well. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture visited Abaco for a meeting at Bakers Bay Culture, the Hon. Daniel Johnson, accom panied by the Prime Ministers Secretary Secretary Mr. Eugene Poitier and by Mr. Club to discuss a potential partnership be Youth and Culture to build a sports com plex on Abaco. The delegation was met at the airport Great Guana Cay on the Discovery II boat. Upon arrival on the cay, Dr. Livingston Marshall welcomed the visitors and invit the resort, among other details. The Minister explained his vision country; pushing the two ends together in order to create a larger middle class and country could support other projects such as Bakers Bay. He also mentioned the Ministrys in tention to build sports complexes on three Moores Island, Abaco and one in Exuma. tering into a partnership with the Club. Minister Johnson began the meeting said, adding he would like Bakers Bay to struction was concerned. Integrated building services -an engineer would entail restructuring the existing ketball court, volleyball court as well as a courts, swimming pool and a multi pur Please see MYSC Page 21

PAGE 17

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Fredericks Agency Ltd.Customs BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs An elder recalls Old Place those years she has spent in Dundas Town and South Side. This was a small settle and Blackwood along with the settlements Delrone Smith. memory, Mrs. Sawyer does recall various anything else people had to travel all the way to Coopers Town. ney by sea. The mail boat, bringing sup Turtle Cay. During rough weather the mail boat could or three weeks people had to make do with what they were able to raise themselves. Mrs. Sawyer remembers how scarce money was and people could not get many rationed and apportioned out by the shop keeper according to how many people she remembers that it was hardly possible to get any rice. and sugarcane which they also ground into stroyed by the disastrous 1932 hurricane. I Old Place who was Head teacher. There were two churches in Old Place, the Bap tist and the Methodist. I attended the Meth odist church which was later dismantled and carried up to Dundas Town where it was re-erected. in Dundas Town which has been rebuilt in to travel to Blackwood to church and those to Coopers Town. Growing up was hard because sponging died out and there was little school and in the holidays we would help and the hardy residents rebuilt smaller homes and continued on with their lives. Marsh Harbour which would be more pro tected and also people would be closer to employment opportunities. This area was named Dundas Town tivate the land and assist the government joined them. Everyone and their goods were brought by sea in Captain Sherwin Ar ilies did not want to come south to Dundas Town so remained in the north in the set Old Place and I liked it in Dundas Town," remembers Mrs. Sawyer. She still lives on the same building. The home she lives in now is larger but the original two room house still stands was nothing then and there were no cars. People treated each other with love and re person did not speak to an older person they would get beaten. In those days par ents disciplined their children but nowa days too many children rule their parents. Although I enjoyed my childhood in Old Place I have been very happy in Dundas Town," declares Mrs. Sawyer. History & Heritage

PAGE 18

Page 18 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 AES

PAGE 19

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 AES

PAGE 20

Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Across 2. DAWN Daybreak 4. LIGHTHOUSE Candy striped in Elbow Cay 5. FLORIDA Closest US State 6. DRAGON 10. GODZILLA King of the Monsters 12. COCONUTS In the islands you have to watch for falling _____ 13. LIMESTONE Bahamian rock Down 1. BARRIER Protective reef 3. TORAH Jewish Holy Book 5. FLOYD Hurricane 6. DOZEN Twelve 7. OWL This bird might ask you, Who? 8. MANGROVE nursery 9. PREDATOR Hunts prey. 11. TIDE Time and _______ wait for no man. Central & All Abaco Dundas Town Local Government update On Saturday March 22, the Dundas Town Local Government Committee be gan building a new playground at Browns nicer than the previous one and is sched tral Pines will be cleared opposite Elvis McIntoshs residence. A high-end play ground and a track will be built around the signs will be reinstalled. Anyone holding There are many problem roads in the Town so the residents will be pleased to know that Central Government will be as sisting Local Government with all road re pairs in those communities. Local Government has committed it also plan to install new basketball rims. The lights will be turned on immedi usable state. On the property opposite the basketball court, they will be building a cultural centre on the vacant land. Chair was previously reported, a contract was awarded to Millers Builders Construction Company to repair the sea wall. The concrete beams are on the land and have been laying on property to cure mittee members are expecting to have the wall completed in three weeks. ing and grounds. Anyone willing to assist Town Local Government Committee. Light to Light Ministry evangelizes the gospel barked upon their Light to Light Ministry on March 14-15. They were armed with a is in heaven. Men, women and children walked along Don Mackay Boulevard covering an The members appealed to the Abaco community to join them in evangelizing the gospel to the lost and to encourage the saints. Jesus said, you must be born again! ing to reach out to the lost, and to encour age men and women to come to Christ be cause so many are dying without Christ in their lives. Across 2. Language of 1s and 0s 4. Tick tock 6. Delicacy found crawling after the rain 8. Chore 10. Prankster on April 1 11. Famous Abaco Boat, storm surge 13. Gusty menace 15. $39 Million project in North Abaco 16. Watch out for their barbs Down 1. Oranges, limes, etc 3. Found on elephants and trees 4. Cup ______; Johnny ______ 5. Found in your nose, ears, and sharks. 7. Full of sand 9. Small purple fruit 12. Water taxi 14. Bird bed March 15 Answers

PAGE 21

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAY S Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estat e www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Turtle Run $3.39 M USD Fig Tree $1.9 M NEW PRICE! Barefoot Bay $1.875 M Atlantic Horizons Starting at $3,500/wk plus tax Marnies Landing LOTS FROM $585,000 TO 850,000 USD Catch A Wave Starting at $458/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. Alligator & The Mermaid Starting at $1,000/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. Baharini Guana Cay $429,000 Breezy Palms Starting from $1,429/wk per person plus tax. Prices based on maximum occupancy. pose trail. Additional parking spaces and resur the project. Moores Island. The complex would in ment that could accommodate visiting or training athletes. venues meet international standards and that they will also serve as community cen sure we are developing athletes properly and will ask the ones who went to the Unit ed States to return home and coach. investigating the terrain with key stakeholders, completing the baseline report and commencing the Master Plan. development schedule, to complete the various agencies concerned. the construction time schedule and re thought the project looked promising and partnership. a strategy can be developed, he said. Minister Johnson brought up the point would have to be chosen. He mentioned community. He said that name would be linked with Bakers Bay, turning the en deavor into a signature project. The Cays MYSC From Page 16 Barefoot Man returns to Guana He then competed in the 1-mile Open Hector was well received by the partici pants, young and old, as he spoke with ev eryone about his career in triathlons and ing Hector compete next year and are in talks to have another Abaco event hosted Mr. McCoy said when they started event in the Abacos that would be a des participate in. Triathlons and road races have been expanding throughout the Bahamas, this event, he said. He noted that they things we're noticing is the domestic tour ism aspect participants are travelling in throughout Abaco. He said that overall they had a great year, improving on previous years and year and have tentatively set the 2015 dates He thanked their main sponsors, the Marina, as well as their product and prize awarded complimentary stays to the overall weekend winners, Simon Lowe and Linda included Cycle's Unlimited, Cocozona, Sands Beer, Dolphin Encounters, Oval volunteers and spectators, as well as the They saw 37 persons compete in the Sprint Triathlon, eight in Sprint Triathlon North Abaco GAFFW From Page 2

PAGE 22

Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 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 The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? But Soon! Maybe. ing. According to the Minister, the Airport Authority has already The Minister also said that Marsh Harbour Airport has had long standing issues, no kidding But we are winding down and Is the Airport Open Yet? 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 Treasure Cay Community Church time author On March 2, 2014 a reception and munity Church. Him in Treasure Cay, published in late Everett during the years 1995 to 2013. Pri or to these years, Everett had never writ the idea never even entered my head. However, he had read extensively over the years. So, what happened that he started In 1989, the Community Church tive and inspirational. During 1995 96, at age 56, he just started writing notes about the spiritual just came into my mind. It must have come about poetry, no mentors. Encouragement to publish his work came later, in 2012 13. Everett showed Claggett, who later was astonished at the couraged Everett to publish and agreed to assist him in the process. sisted in the editing and publishing. A publishing editor, who had given up his Christian commitment, recommitted his book. Everett continues to write poetry today. copy, call Everett Pinder at 242-365-8504. North Abaco

PAGE 23

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Cruise Abaco. .................................................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ...................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental .................. 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4311 Cruising Cart Rentals ........................................ 365-4065 D & P Cart Rental ............................................. 365-4655 Donnies Boat Rentals ....................................... 365-4119 Harbour View Golf Carts....................................365-4411 Kool Karts ........................................................ 365-4176 Reef Boat Rentals ............................................ 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ...................................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals ............................................ 365-4259 Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............................... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes ................................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 365-5175 Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cats Paw Boat Rentals ..................................... 366-0380 Elbow Cay Cart ................................................. 366-0530 Hope Town Cart Rentals .................................. 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals .......................................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals .............................. 366-0282 J Rs Cart Rental ................................................ 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals ............................................ 366-0069 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Rentals. ......................................... 365-8687 Cashs Carts ...................................................... 365-8771 Cornish Car Rentals .......................................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ............................................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals ........................................... 365-8761 Wendals Bicycle Rentals...................................365-8687 Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 Visitors Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Abaco Pizza. ................................ $ .................. 367-4488 Anglers ................................... $$$ .................. 367-2158 Back 2 Da Island.........................$....................367-0150 Casiahs.......................................$................... 367-0514 Curly Tails ............................... $$$ .................. 367-4444 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... Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Alexander Rolle ........ 365-0120 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... 477-5996 Richard Albury ............577-0313 Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The Abaconian Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised July 2013 All phones use area code 242 unless noted .......... ....367-2936 ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ........................ ....365-8749 .................. ....365-4411 ....................... ....365-8506 ...... ....367-2787 ......... ....366-0024 ............ ....376-9858 The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140 Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

PAGE 24

Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2014

PAGE 25

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 07 April 1st 2014 By Jennifer Hudson The United States Embassy partnered with IllAbilities to present a week-long youth outreach program in The Bahamas. On March 21 the group visited Abaco and performed at the Every Child Counts School. A number of students from St Francis de Sales School, Forest Heights Academy, Abaco Central High and Wesley College also attended. Ms. Anita Brown, Public Affairs Of the break dance crew informing the audi ence that though every dancer is perceived as having a different disability (which they themselves call an ill ability) they were here to show that all people have the power to do anything if they don't make excuses. ent challenges, are very personable young men from different countries who have each taken their own limitations and de veloped their own unique style of dancing. They now travel the globe encouraging young people to tap into their talents and know that they can overcome any obsta cles. They show the youth, through their dancing and verbal presentations, that; Ill-Abilities Break Dance Crew share their mantra with ECC: No Limits, No Excuses Back row left to right: Pastor Erlin Baillou, Felamease Sawyer Ministry of Education, Lyn Major ECC Principal, Alexander Flow Please see Dance Page 2

PAGE 26

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 "Anything is possible; as long as you keep an open mind and are creative you can adapt yourself to any situation. The programme began with the lead er, who calls himself 'Lazy Legz' owing to the fact that he has very little muscle in his legs and has to get around with the use of sticks, getting the audience participating in some fun movements. Then, following an exciting display of their break dancing skills, each member of the group spoke about their own challenges and efforts to overcome them. Lazy Legz, who hails from Canada, has undergone 16 surgeries in his young life. His parents were told that he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Instead of a wheelchair they bought him a tricycle which helped to strengthen his legs and he is now learning to walk without crutches. In 2010 he walked .1 km without the use of leg braces even though he fell 55 times in doing so. Today he says that he would not replace his own legs with normal legs because he is proud of what he has done. Tommy, who is from the Orient, was born with no physical challenges but grew up in foster care since his mother died when he was three years old and his father ran away. "I have always been artistic but in my junior year of high school I discov ered dancing. I trained in San Francisco and I practice every chance I get," he says. When he was 18 years of age he began get ting a pain in his knee which, unfortunate ly, turned out to be cancer and his leg was amputated above the knee. That was 10 years ago and since then he has travelled the world. He is now living in Japan and last year featured in a movie which was nominated for best picture. "Keep trying and focus on the things you can do," is his advice. Chicho from Chile was born with a malformation of his legs. His feet are at tached to his knees and he calls himself "Sexy Legs". When he was born the doc tors told his mother that her baby had been born as a monster and would be better off dead. His mother said; "No, my son is beautiful, I am taking him home with me." ure out how to do things his own way be cause she told him she would not always I had a dream in which I could only see hands so I started practicing walking on my hands, he remembers. Although he uses a skateboard for getting around nowadays, Chicho dances on his hands and proudly says; "Today I am a monster on the dance follow your dreams and don't let anyone stop you from pursuing your dreams." Kujo from Los Angeles, California, is the oldest of the group. Although he does not have any visible challenges, he is deaf. He was born 100% deaf in his right ear and due to a traumatic head injury as a child lost almost all the hearing in his left ear. This not only caused him trouble hear ing but also speaking since he could not hear and copy voices. He spent many years in speech ther apy and dealt with a lot of anger issues. Needing escape from his anger and the danger all around from gangs in Los An geles, he found hip-hop in high school as a way to express himself in body movement dence to get through school and he went on to major in dance science at college. He has now been dancing profession ally for 15 years and has been hired for music videos, has performed with Cirque du Soleil and has travelled the world. He explains that although he cannot hear the music he feels the beat and watch es people bobbing their heads and clapping in time to the music and has found his own unique style of dancing. This has also giv from the Netherlands and was born with a leg is shorter than his left leg and he has no left hip which gives him what he jokingly calls a gangster walk. "My parents raised me like any other people stared but your mind is the stron gest thing you have. If you feel good about yourself then others will feel it." Since he found dancing he has travelled the world and now owns a professional dance school in Holland. "Don't make assumptions about people who look different, see what they can do," he urges. After these most inspiring talks the group leader selected three brave students from the audience who enjoyed assisting him in a stunt. Then the group once again display of their break dancing talents, leav ing their audience with the message, "We all face challenges in some way, encourage others to follow their passion and remem ber our motto No Excuses, No Limits. Dance From Page 2

PAGE 27

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 3

PAGE 28

Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair Commonwealth Day was observed across the Bahamas on Monday March 10th under the theme Team Common wealth. At Central Abaco Primary, the program began at 10am with a parade of Commonwealth Flags by the Preschoolers followed by numerous selections in song, dramatization and spoken word by the stu dents. The National Anthems of Britain and The Bahamas were sung in observance of our British heritage. Each grade level gave Nations to the audience including Barba dos, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tan zania, Rwanda, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. The students learned about the customs and traditions of each of these na tions. The Drama Club gave a very lively piece on oneness and working together and numerous students sang songs that spoke of peace, healing our land and respecting each others differences and embracing them. Senior Island Administrator Pres ton Cunningham was in attendance and he spoke to the students about aiming for one ness rather than focusing on those things that separate us. He stated that we must treat the people we meet on the street or in a building the same; with respect and dignity. He told the boys and girls that when he was invited to celebrate Commonwealth Day with them, he had to clear his schedule to ensure that he was in attendance because being around children brings him great joy. Finally, he expressed his enjoyment of all of the pieces rendered by the stu dents. Before the program ended, a fash ion show followed then Principal Beatrice Moxey gave a history of how the currency of the Bahamas has changed over the years including the color changes. Additionally, she spoke of how many items their parents were raised using have been modernized. The Bahamian and Guy anese currency were on display for the stu dents to view along with Junkanoo pieces, trucks that kept family heirlooms and pho tos, straw work, table mats, patched quilts, Bahamian materials among others. These items remained on display for students to observe for the next several days. A luncheon followed for the teachers and staff. Commonwealth Day at James A. Pimder School was celebrated in grand style under the theme Team Common wealth. The Choir, Dance and Drama Clubs (spear-headed by the Cultural Coor dinator, Mrs. Valencia Newton-Hepburn) certainly displayed and demonstrated their talents and skills as the audience digested The opening demonstration was per formed by Adrian Pinder, Kesean Ker saint, Joey Stuart and Dayton Knowles with the passing of a baton in a relay. Stu various Commonwealth countries. Principal Brenell Higgs, District Superintendent Dr. Lenora J. Black, Ad ministrator for South Abaco Lavon HarisSmith, Chief Councilor for South Abaco District Stanley White, along with parents, guardians, concern citizens, staff and stu dents observed the continued display of teamwork throughout the ceremony. Chante Russell, Head Girl, led them in prayer followed by Lavonya Swain who displayed her singing talent as she led the National Anthem and Pledge. Modera tors, Emilee Grant and Katerina Johnson, warmly introduced their Queen for this oc casion who read Her Majesty Queen Eliza beth IIs Commonwealth Day Message. Before she spoke, District Super intendent, Dr. Lenora J. Black brought remarks. She reminded students of the meaning of TEAMTogether Everyone Achieves More! The Queen of the day, Ms. Chante Russell, ably read the Queens Commonwealth Day message. The audi ence stood as she made her royal entry. Katerina Johnson, Deputy Head Girl and Adrian Pinder, warmly introduced the speaker for this event. After sharing some highlights of her life, Administrator La von H. Smith further expounded upon the theme for this occasion as she addressed the audience. Just before she approached the podium, the members of the choir blended their voices as they melodiously sang the song Kum Ba Ya. of the acronym for TEAM which was also EEveryone is counting on me, A-Always work together, and MMake a positive dif ference in the lives of others. Closing remarks were then given by Principal Brenell Higgs. Light refresh ments followed. places fourth in Chef Competition S. C. Bootle High School once again took part in the 22nd Annual Young Chef Competition in Nassau from March 11-13. grating Authenticity in 21st Century Culi nary Arts, with the Department of Educa tion in conjunction with Mahatma Rice & Robin Hood Flour hosting the competition. Maygan St. Claude competed in the Junior Division for Abaco, and placed fourth out of 10 contestants from schools throughout the length and breadth of The Bahamas. She also participated in a Knife Skill and Plate Presentation Workshop. mouth-watering Banana Ginger Caramel Coco Loco. This talented young lady received a for fourth place in the competition, Prin cipal Huel Moss shared. In addition, she Moss was grateful to Treasure Cay Marina, Beach and Golf Resort for their tremendous assistance as well as Chef Noel St. Claude for his incredible assistance and support. Last, but not at all the least, thanks to the staff and students of S. C. Bootle High School for their support, he added. Keep up the great work Maygan! OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: NEW LISTING!!!11,000 sq.ft.lot with good elevation just a short walk to Coco Bay Beach and a public dock B$44,000.00. NEW LISTING!!! 10,868 sq, ft. lot in prime residential area near Coco Bay Beach. $42,000.00. NEW LISTING!!! Immaculate large three bedroom two bath furnished home with views of Black Sound and the Sea of Abaco. Central A/C. Short distance to town of New Plymouth and Long Bay Beach. B$395,000.00 UNDER CONTRACT!!! Hilltop commercial lot on entry road to settlement of New Plymouth.. Great Opportunity! Twin Palms oers two immaculate attached furnished waterfront townhouses on the Sea of Abaco. Each side mirrors the other with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. A/C throughout. Internet and satellite. 2 Kayaks. Mini putts. Newly built 60 dock accommodates 42 boat. .537 acres. Asking Price $1.65m.. JUST REDUCED!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $55,000.00. BACK ON MARKET! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. A great buy at B$59,000.00. 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. Chic furnished artists home with two master bedroom suites plus 1/2 bath. Water view of White Sound. Within walking distance to a public dock with ramp. A/C throughout. Artist studio with north light exposure. Garage, workshop, golf cart. $495,000.00. PRICE REDUCTION!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$169,900.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00

PAGE 29

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Conchservation Day 2014 My Science! My Conch! is a na tionwide citizen-science project going on now throughout The Bahamas. Communi ties and schools are getting involved in the and learn more about that giant, delicious, sea snail we all love-the Queen Conch. The students of James A Pinder Pri mary School were elated to be a part of this effort to preserve conch during the month of January. Students from grades 3-6 joined Ms. Catherine Booker and team as they experienced a full day workshop on Students were engaged in a pre and post-test. They learned many things about the conch such as how to identify a baby from an adult conch. Their mathematical skills were integrated as they had to com pile measurements and presented them in data form. The indoor and outdoor experi ence was simply dynamic. Students maintained their enthusiasm from beginning to end. They continued this throughout the week as they wrote stories of their experience. Students and teachers wore their Conchservation T-Shirts and a science kit was donated to the school. Honour Roll students recognized for outstanding performance In September, students vowed that they would all strive to make the Honor Roll in December, 2013. In recognition of their outstanding performance they were on January 21, 2014. Twenty four (24) out of 41 students made the Honour Roll. This was wonder than half of the school made Honor Roll. Mrs. Brenell Higgs encouraged those who accomplished this goal and those who fell short, to continue to work even harder this term and beyond for they all have the potential to expand their horizon in pursuit of excellence. As literacy is one of their key focuses this year, they welcomed the assistance from one of the second-home owners, Joan McGeery. She began her Literacy Program on January 22, 2014 with four students. Her voluntary service twice per week, for one hour, is commendable. Improvement is be ing noted. Other Noteworthy News from James A. Pinder On February 27, 2014, Mrs. Cassan dra Abraham from Friends of the Environ ment visited and engaged all of the students in an educational presentation on the dif ferent types of Mangroves. This 45 min ute presentation left a profound impact on the students and it helped them to be even more environmentally conscious especially after the presentation on Water in Term 1 and the full day on Conchservation. young man of the Sandy Point commu nity by the name of Mr. Shawn Roberts has been volunteering his skills in Spanish to the students who attend James A. Pin der School. His commitment and dedica tion to exposing these students to Spanish is commendable. It is with hope that one day he will be rewarded substantially for his diligent service to this community and country. Six Students from James A. Pinder Primary Treated to Trip to Bakers Bay On March 8, 2014, six students from James A. Pinder School were granted the opportunity to go on a Sporting Field Trip Kirissa Bain, Adrian Pinder, Katerina Johnson, Alexia Stubbs and Antonia Rolle. They were accompanied by Mrs. Brenell Higgs and Mrs. Karan Deveaux. The purpose of this trip was to in troduce students to golf and to continue training in tennis. This event was hosted The North Abaco school won the 2014 District Math and Science Competi tion Junior Division on March 14. At the way tie among Agape Christian School, St. Francis de Sales and S. C. Bootle High School. What a battle it was, but when it was all said and done, S. C. Bootle High School had won the war, exclaimed Prin cipal Huel Moss. Nine extra grueling rounds took place before the S.C. Bootle emerged victorious. Moss congratulated the students on a job well done. by Tennis Professional/ Instructor Bobby Russell & Golf Professional/Instructor Raquel Riley. Students and teachers had a wonder ful day on Guana Cay. Mrs. Higgs won the golf putting competition by hitting the ball in the hole on one shot. Amidst the training sessions, students also played a little bas ketball and enjoyed the playground area. It was indeed a successful occasion.

PAGE 30

Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 four countries By Mirella Santillo In the space of approximately two hours, nine Man O War Primary School students from grades 4, 5 and 6 visited four countries half way around the world, cross ing the Equator and the Greenwich Merid ian before returning to The Bahamas. Taking their seats on Man O War Jet Airways, piloted by Captain Kelly Janes selves to travel to Brazil, via Buenos Aires. Air Hostess, Mrs. Burelle Meeks, served them refreshments (water and crackers) to sustain them during the long trip while a video highlighted Brazils places of impor tance to the rythm of Samba. Upon disembarking they went through immigration where the passports they had made were stamped. A visit to the country brought them to the classroom where poster boards displayed information such as the President of the country, places of interest and culture (carnival). They bought souvenirs (a mask) with the money of the country. Back in the cafeteria, they resumed their seats on the aircraft, ready to take off for Australia. Again they were treated to a video of Australian landscapes and impor tant features (the Sydney Opera House for the pilot informed them of points of inter est such as the crossing the Equator and entering the Southern hemisphere. They landed in Brisbane, where they had previously been in touch at night, through Skype, with a class of fourth grad ers. In the classroom, one of the students demonstrated his skill at using the Didgeri doo, while the others listened to the infor mation on the board being read to them. They bought boomerangs for souvenirs. Japan was the next destination. Views of Tokyo, of Japanese food (sushi), of Gei shas and Mt Fuji, in a background of ori ental music, accompanied them during the trip. A poster-board was decorated with Japanese slippers that they could buy with their yens. They learnt about the different regions of Japan, the local climates with the various activities of the locals which included snow sculptures, glass blowing and fashion shows. The last and longest trip brought them to Switzerland, via Moscow. Moun tain music and dances accompanied them during the journey. They saw views of the mountains, learnt about the population, the name of the head of state and fauna of the country. Switzerland, they discovered, was known for its chocolate, watch making and Soccer, one of the national sports. They re turned home to The Bahamas from Zurich, after a stop-over in Paris and Atlanta. The four countries visited were part of grade 6 curriculum. The nine students par ticipating had already studied about them while preparing the poster-boards of in formation and by communicating live with people living in each country. They had made passports that contained a photo and their personal information; they had sewn purses, slippers, boomerangs and masks out of canvas material; The information on Brazil were recorded on the poster board by Gabrielle Bethel, Nathan Sweeting and Ryan Albury. The Australian board was put together by Aaliyah Roberts, Katie Sands and Noah Albury. Japans informa tion was collected by Micah Albury, Erica Roberts and Brittany Weatherford. Grace Albury and Amanda Bethel contributed to the Switzerland board. Ms. Janes explained that Mrs. Bu relle Meeks, the promoter of the imaginary trip idea, had put the students in touch with a former student of hers in Brazil. In Ja pan, they spoke to a reporter in Tokyo and in Switzerland, they were put in touch with a Man O War residents relative. She said Mrs. Shawna Albury was charged with organizing the video production. She obtained her information by contacting the board of tourism of each country. St. Francis de Sales School (SFDS) students and Every Child Counts (ECC) students, along with teachers, non-teaching and administrative staff simultaneously at tended the Ash Wednesday Mass on March day of Lent, a 40-day season, excluding Sundays within the duration, in the Litur Please see Ash Page 7

PAGE 31

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 gical calendar that calls Christians to com through spiritual preparation, conversion, and penance and to live as sons and daugh ters of God and disciples of Christ. The highlight of the Eucharist was the imposition of Ashes on the foreheads of those who attended the Mass as a re minder that man came from dust and unto dust he shall return, while it also encour aged man to turn away from sin and be faithful to the gospel. Rev. Fr. Rogelio in his homily the importance of living the spirit of Lent as manifested in its three pil almsgiving. He also reminded those in attendance of the message of Christ in the gospel not to show in public the acts of fasting and good works, as doing so would mean one is already repaid. The act of fasting is not just the most important way of being one with Christ. Instead, we should have the proper inten be one with Christ in his sufferings, Fr. Madrazo said. Thus, if they are one with Christ in his sufferings, truly, they will be one with him in his promise of salvation. Meanwhile, Mrs. Josephine GiraudKumar, principal of St. Francis de Sales School, encouraged everyone that aside from being good followers of Christ, they should wholeheartedly live-out the spirit of the Lenten Season through abstaining from eating meat during Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent for those aged 14 and above; and through fasting, which means abstaining from eating meat and eating just one full meal on the said days, for those aged 21 to 59, as required by the church. The highlight of the observance of Lent is its concluding week, called Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on the Holy Triduum, the last three days before Easter Sunday. Ash From Page 6 According to Principal Huel Moss, February was celebrated as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month by the Ministry of Education and the Business and Technical Department at S.C. Bootle High School. The school kicked off their celebratory activities by worshipping God at Full Gospel Assemblies of God in Trea sure Cay. A Special Assembly was conducted by students of the CTE program and in cluded two local Bahamian heroes as guest and Cabinet Designer Maxwell Rolle. The general student populace listened at tentively as both gentlemen expounded on what it took to get to the top of their craft. Moss added that a super, grand day was held later in the week as CTE students held an Open House to showcase their work to parents and to the community at large. On display in the schools Media Center were pieces from all of the Busi wooden computer desks and wine racks, business models, clothing, art pieces and wonderfully presented food dishes. The day culminated with a color ful fashion shows, which would have put Vogue to shame all of the modeled out selves, Moss boasted. He said that this years CTE activi ties are slated to come to an end with a the island. Kudos to Department Head, Ms. Chavonne Reid, and her entire staff for a job well done, Moss praised. The stu dents of S. C. Bootle High School are very appreciative of their hard work and their dedication to excellence. CTE festivities Town aims to By Bishop Carroll Gendella Russell, a freshman at Va lencia College in Orlando, Florida is mind ful that in order for one to take a step for ward into their future they must be familiar with their family history and heritage in order to pursue their destiny. Gendella is one of three children and her father, a dedicated Catechist, Christo pher Russell of St. Chad Anglican Church, has taken the liberty of speaking out about parenting. Mr. Russells life was anything but easy, however, despite the adversity he was determined to make the lives of his children easier than what he was faced with. From an early age Russell knew that his destiny was dependent upon the sea. As he accepted the pitfalls of becom that lie ahead of him he explained to his children what to embrace in this life in or der to further build Gods Kingdom. Christopher Russell and his wife of twenty years, Zermah Russell, made a vow together that no matter what it takes their children were going to be the future leaders of todays world. Their vision manifested when their seventeen year old daughter, Gendella Russell graduating class of 2013 of S.C. Bootle High School told them of her decision to pursue a college education nancially support her ambitions. With no one else to turn to, Gendella and her parents looked to the Lord for the support they needed. Standing on the prin ciples of faith and trusting God to display all revelations in making their dreams come true, knowing that with God all things are peatedly holding on his faith.cultivating the mindfulness of divine faith and they re alized that the funding was made available to them by God who heard their cry. On December 9, 2013 Gendella de parted home to embrace a new chapter in her life and opened the doors to an enrich ing future in the diverse city of Orlando, Florida. As a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Gendella plans to one day return to the Abacos and take on The Bahamas largest growing industry and bring it to the next level by establishing new programs that will constitute policies over the world. Many questions were asked by her peers about leaving the Fox Town, and embarking to one of the largest states in the U.S. Her answer was surprisingly brief, but genuinely enlightening. I miss my family and friends but the most important thing in life as a teenager is for us as youths to embrace every oppor tunity to make a difference as we are the future leaders of tomorrows world. With God on my side and fully trust ing him I know I can do all things through Him who strengthened me. Yes, I wonder and cry sometimes but its takes determina tion and hard work to reach ones desired goal. By instilling faith within herself, on the big city and to accept lifes chal lenges that are thrown her way in order to achieve her goals and follow her dreams. Abaco Shelter Spay/NeuterClinic April 25,26,27, 2014 Call: 365-4648 www.abacoshelter.org

PAGE 32

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 By Canishka Alexander Foundation in conjunction with the Baha mas National Symphony Orchestra pre sented its Symphony by the Sea concert at Abaco Inn in Hope Town on March 15 and Abaco Beach Resorts Marquee on March 16. As guests lounged on the lawn of Abaco Inn, they were served wine and hors douevres. Scholarship applicants were assigned a committee member, and they walked from table to table introducing themselves to the specially-invited guests while sharing their college aspirations. Beneath a star-studded sky and rag ing Atlantic sea before them, the orches tra began performing a number of classi cal and contemporary songs. Among them were popular songs like Grand March from Tannhauser; Moonlight Nights in Nas sau and Bahama Lullaby; The Impossible Dream; Egmont Overture; Goombay Fan tasia; and Radetzky March. During intermission, guests were in vited to revisit the silent auction table to bid on prized items. A special plea was also offered to donors making a donation of $1,000 or more to receive a copy of the newly released The Delphi Club Guide to the Birds of Abaco. Meanwhile, Leazona Bethell com mended the orchestra on their outstand ing performance despite windy conditions. Turning to the audience, and with several of the applicants standing before them, Bethell offered another opportunity for do ers Scholarship Fund. Applicants were screened based on their needs, maturity and academics. Bethell spoke about the applicants stellar grades, extracurricular and commu nity-related activities, and how some have gone as far as to save a portion of funds needed for their college tuition. porting 40 college students, and over the past 14 years has been committed to the idea that by building and investing in young people, we create a strong commu nity. Some of the 2014 scholarship appli Conrad Cornish; Dashane Knowles; Jan nell Collins; Alexandria Bethel; Amanda Bethel; Seanna Albury; Tristan Albury; and Nadia Thompson. Bethell added that several persons ap plied who are already in college and or had other commitments. Each year their goal is to add 10 stu dents to the list, and donations of $300, $1500, $2,000 or $15,000 makes the dif ference in purchasing books and supplies for one semester to covering tuition for a semester or on average a year for under graduate studies. Michael Albury also strengthened Mrs. Bethells appeal on behalf of the stu dents. So the money we raise tonight will determine how many students go off for Please see Page 12

PAGE 33

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 9

PAGE 34

Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 By Jennifer Hudson Seventeen year old Hannah Bonamy is a grade 12 student at Agape Christian School with her sights set on a career in interior design. Presently in the process of applying to colleges, she has selected the Savannah College of Art and Design that this would be an excellent choice for her as she is already familiar with their syl labus having attended summer programs in drawing, architecture and photography there for the past two years. Each year Hannah has attended on a scholarship awarded by SCAD. Hannah's mother, Marsh Harbour dentist Dr. Therese Bonamy, recognized and encouraged her daughter's talents very early in life. When she was small, Hannah spent much time waiting in airports and sitting on airplanes since at the time her mother travelled backwards and forwards between her dental practice in Nassau and Abaco. Dr. Bonamy says that she provided paper and crayons for her young daughter who would happily spend these hours cre ating her own little masterpieces. Hannah's interest in interior design was sparked around 13 years of age, when her mother introduced her to interior design programs on television. Hannah became hooked at that early age and looks forward to begin ning her studies in interior design soon. In order to be a good interior designer one must also be a good artist and Hannah is indeed a very talented young artist. She credits much of her artistic growth to the guidance of the art teacher she had during most of her high school years at the Agape Christian School. Mrs. Stacey BethelAd derley saw great potential in Hannah and carefully nurtured it. Hannah has already passed the BJC examination in art and is presently putting BGCSE art examination which is very im pressive. Hannah was selected to participate in the Walter Bartman painting workshop in Hope Town earlier this year. Mr. Bartman is an internationally renowned artist and director and founder of the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Bethesda, Mary land. He teaches art workshops all over the world and people come from several other countries to attend his art workshops in Hope Town. The Abaconian Presents Artist Highlight Hannah was sponsored by Christy Young, founder of the Hummingbird Art Gallery in Hope Town, and also by cosponsors Alburys Ferry Service which provided free transportation for the week and Furniture Plus which provided paints, brushes and easel. Mr. Bartman taught me such a lot and I learned so much from observing his techniques. I learned how to paint by look ing at the scenery instead of at photographs and he opened my eyes to see colours in a different light then taught me how to mix paints. We also learned to paint in differ ent conditions and even painted in the rain which was fun. Who does that?" she said. The participants also attended lectures and demonstrations by Mr. Bartman every day. Subjects painted during the week-long workshop were seascapes, trees, plants rites are sunsets. At the close of the workshop Han nah showed her paintings in the traditional post-workshop art show at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and also donated a painting of the Albury ferry boats to the manage ment in appreciation of their sponsorship. Hannah's work also includes intricate and precise drawings of buildings. This as pect of her work is inspired by her archi tect father. Upon graduation from college Hannah envisions the possibility of work ing along with her father to do the interior design in houses for which he has rendered the architectural design. She also hopes to one day open an art gallery in Marsh Harbour where she will showcase both her own paintings and those of other artists. Sports By Canishka Alexander During softball pre-season games last week, Abaco Softball Association (ASA) President Haziel McDonald made an nouncements regarding the 2014 season opening on May 9. All teams are required to pay a cor porate sponsorship fee of $500 by April 4 along with a players fee of $50 per play er, which includes insurance coverage. A team and managers meeting is also sched the Murphy Town Ball Field. So far, McDonald said that four mens teams and three womens teams have expressed interest in playing, and that they are hoping to add another mens team to the grouping. In an earlier interview, ASA Vice President Mark Douglas said that the Baha mas Softball Federations (BSF) National Champions Creters Bulldogs will be attending a fundraiser on March 28 in Nas sau to assist the Bahamas National Softball Team with their travel expenses. The Bull dogs will also face the Bahamas National Softball Team in an action-packed duel on themselves for season Please see Softball Page 11

PAGE 35

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 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 The following weekend, the Bahamas National Softball Team will travel to Abaco to participate in a round of games between the Bulldogs on April 4, and again on April 5 against an Abaco All-Star Team. dogs versus the Bahamas National Softball Team, which includes three Bulldogs play sell, and Grant Albury, catcher. McDonald explained that the week ly pre-season games among the Creters Bulldogs, DNR Sluggers and Hope Town Wreckers have proven successful thus far, and theyve seen a lot more fans supporting the event each weekend. Its a fun night, its a Friday night, and everyones coming out to enjoy ball, he said. As the season progresses, an All Ab aco Softball Tournament will be held from June 20-21 and is open to all Bahamas soft ball teams. In October, Abaco will host the Annual BSF Round Robin Tournament. Sports Softball From Page 10 On March 22nd the Junior Sail ing Classes from Hope Town set sail on the Class A Bahamian Workboat "Abaco Rage." Supervised by Skipper Stafford Patterson, Jeff Gale, and Eric Patterson, children 6 to 14 years learned to raise the sails, pull the mainsheet, handle the long tiller, and balance on the prys. The light-to-moderate winds gave ample opportunity for an exciting adven ture that the juniors and adults will long remember. The Rage sailed to Cracker P's for lunch. A big "Thank-You" was given to Linda and Patrick Stewart, who provided burgers and hot dogs for everyone. This is one day these kids will never forget. Bahama Basketball By Mirella Santillo The junior Eagles of Agape Christian School came back from Grand Bahama with the winning trophy for their victory in the Grand Bahama Basketball Boys under 15 Challenge. It was indeed a challenge during four close games, said Coach Wayde Adderley, but ultimately the Eagles beat the Taber nacle Baptist Academy Falcons 18-15, winning the championship and making up for their previous days defeat against that same team. Eight schools entered the Franco MillerScott Forbes TournamentBoys Under 15 Challenge, seven from Grand Bahama and the one from Abaco. It was a double elimination type tour nament that took place March 12 -17. The but won four games the following day, in cluding the championship game. Joshua Cornish was declared the Most Valuable Player for Abaco and also made the All-Tournament Team together with team mate Tavares McIntosh. Coach Adderley was voted Coach of the Tournament. The team was also ac companied by Coach Godfrey Rolle who has been assisting Coach Adderley for the past four years. We are still working on building the team, commented Wayde Adderley who is faced with losing some of his best senior players next year as they graduate from high school. The Eagles will travel to Grand Ba hama again over the Easter Holiday to participate in the St Georges Showcase Tournament.

PAGE 36

Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 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 Sids Food Store Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs Serving New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay Tel: (242) 365-4055 ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front This is a year-round, M-F position for a beachfront community of 119 villas. Bookkeeping, maintenance and eective com munication skills required. Supervisory experience preferred as the GM oversees a landscape and maintenance crew of 4. Email a statement of interest, summary of qualications, employment history and current references to wjmclean3@aol.com or drop o the above at the BVOA oce. Phone inquiries: 365-8039 Immediate Opening for General Manager Beach Villas, Treasure Cay the four year or two-year vocational school or program of whatever they choose, he world; we have students in China, Canada, Spain, Nassau and all over the U.S. of course and thats thanks to you. If we dont raise enough money, some kids will not go. According to concert master Jenni fer Hudson, the Sunday afternoon perfor mance at Abaco Beach Resort was a superb occasion because the improved acoustics in the indoor location allowed the orchestra to perform to its full potential allowing them to deliver a stellar performance. The Marquee at Abaco Beach Re sort was tastefully decorated with the area above the stage draped with swathes of white tulle and accentuated with two chan deliers and several potted palms which added to the ambience. The performance was so much bet ter because the orchestra did not have the severe breeze problems we had on Satur to play in that wind. The sound was blown out to sea, and we had to keep catching our music from also going out to sea! On Sunday, we were indoors, and there was no comparison with the sound of the performance. It really was fantastic on Sunday. We had a standing ovation; every body loved it. A special tribute was given to Peter founding board members at the Sunday concert. nations on behalf of the applicants. Ameri can and Canadian donors can receive tax registered U.S. corporation From Page 8 The support staff of Central Abaco Primary School was honoured on Wednes day, March 19, 2014 at 10am during a spe with a Standard of Excellence. The custo They were escorted down an invis ible red carpet by young men of Grades 5 and 6 to a roaring pavilion of students, parents, staff and family members. Mod erator, Mr. Paul Knowles, ushered them in with adjectives and accolades that spoke to and described their personalities perfectly. Each grade level prepared special tributes for them including dancing and singing numbers which brought many of them to tears. Some of these members of staff are so humble and perform their job with such a spirit of excellence that many of the stu dents and staff had nothing but great things to say about them. Guidance Counselor and co-moderator of the event, Samantha V. Evans, read a special piece on serving with excellence. She stated that excellent service is a habit that takes no vacation nor is offered only when a reward or pay is expected. She stated that excellent service comes from the heart and is done to the best of their ability as unto God. Pastor Jason Quashie, PTA President and guest speaker, gave words of encour agement and thanked them for giving great service to the students and staff members them that today has been set aside to hon our them and they deserve it. Support Staff Day ended with a Junk anoo Rush Out by students. James A Pinder Chante Russell was born in Grand Bahama on March 7, 2003 to proud Candice CoxDavis and Mr. Austin Russell. She serves in the capacity as Head Girl at James A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point, Abaco. Her leader ship qualities among her peers are evident and noteworthy. Her passion for knowledge was evi dent from her entry at this institution in Grade One as she always maintained a G.P.A. of 3.2 and above. Her current G.P.A. stands at 3.5. This cheerful, ambi tious, humble, dedicated and hardworking student always strives for excellence, and is aspiring to become a Cosmetologist and Lawyer. Further, she is an active member of the Schools Dance, Drama, Choir and Computer Clubs. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, researching and drama. Her favorite subjects are Grammar and Written Composition. Additionally, Chante is very involved in the community and her church. She is a member of the Assemblies of God Church, the Sunday School, the community Spanish Club and the Sandy Point Youth Program. Amy Roberts Primary Eleven year old Ray vyn McKin ney was born on September 1, 2002. She has a GPA 3.9 and is a part of the schools Drill Team. She enjoys writing, poetry, sports and singing. She plans to become a physician when she completes her former education. Raymond and Ericka McKinney. Daughters of Zion Girls Program was launched on Sunday, December 8 last year with the purpose of providing spiritual guidance that would foster good moral eth their God-given potential. The program will provide a safe, supportive place where girls can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relation life. The coordinator, Mrs. Karan De girls and its still growing strong. The speaker for the launching pro gram was Mrs. Naomi Lightbourne. Mrs. Lightbourn gave these young ladies a brief history of how things were in the past, giv ing examples. She admonished the girls to remain respectful and to use their good manners at all times. She encouraged parents and guardians to train their children in the way they should go, so that as they grow older they would not depart from it. The girls who were installed as canson-moderator, Florence Burrowedprayer, Tatianna Burrows and Genia Smith-welcome, Vashawna Roberts and Hailee Nairn-read the scripture, Sabrina Pinder-read a poem, Daesya Johnson, An tonia Rolle and Breanna Pinder danced, Kaitlyn Gaitor-introduced the speaker and Lavonya Swain-sang a solo. Mrs. Lavon Harris-Smith gave brief remarks and presented them with their cer by Prescola Penn. Mrs. Deveaux presented her and the speaker with a fruit basket. The vision of this program was embraced by the entire community who came out in full force to support them.

PAGE 37

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Two Locations to Better Serve You! Marsh Harbour Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 8:30 6pm & Sun: 9am-4pm Ph: 242-367-2544 Fax: 242-367-6544 Treasure Cay Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 9am 5pm Ph: 242-365-8061 Fax: 242-365-8062 Perscriptions Vitamins Supplements Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Health & Beauty Supplies Accepts all Major Insurance Plans Accepts National Prescription Drug Cards Accepts US Perscriptions Fast and reliable service! www.abacoislandpharmacy.com E-mail: abacoislanpharmacy@gmail.com For more info Visit www.epyontech.org 242 .367.1329 A b a c o s T e c h n o l o g y S u p e r S t o r e Brought to you by Epyon Technologies Microsoft to end XP, The bells are ringing and the day of decision is quickly coming for the es timated 18.8 percent of computer owners around the world who are still using Win dows XP. In less than one month Microsoft is cutting off support for XP, a push to move users from the 12 year old operating sys tem before they get hit by what many insid ers are calling an incoming freight train of malware and viruses. has cut off support for one of its operat ing systems. Windows 95 and Windows 98 met similar fates, but neither faced the popularity that XP had and continues to enjoy. Once support ends on April 8, Mi crosoft will not issue any patches for newsystem leaving users a glaring target for malware, viruses and hackers alike. Finishing off the end of the era, Mi crosoft will also stop patching Internet Ex nesses and home users alike will be at risk to losing access to years of archived docu ments and information. Ensuring you have a proper backup of your important documents and speaking to your local computer technician about the steps you can take to lower your risk for exploitation. But die-hard users will soon for any devices that will run on XP. For many, the time has come to upgrade. By Jennifer Hudson Motivational speaker, Hector Picard, gave a very inspirational talk to staff, stu dents and friends of Every Child Counts School on March 21. Mr. Picard is a dou ble arm amputee born of Cuban parents and raised in Florida who says he loves to come to The Bahamas. He was here to compete in the Family Fitness Weekend, held at Treasure Cay for the third year. Mr. Picard lost both his arms and the top of one foot in an electrical acci dent when working for a power company. He walked between two transformers and touched a live one which sent 13,000 volts of electricity through his left arm and out woke up 30 days later in hospital in ter rible pain with second and third degree burns over 40% of his body. His entire right arm and half of his left arm had to be amputated. "God, why me?" he asked. He remained in hospital for two months and then underwent six months of rehabilitation, learning to do things all over again like a baby, but without hands. During this time he decided that he had to be there for his one-year-old daughter and so began looking at his challenges as "just an obstacle to be overcome. Life is more He wanted to get the students think ry out everyday tasks without arms so he asked for two students come forward and take a little test. They were asked to make placed on their hands so they could not a shirt, hat and glasses. Following his rehabilitation Mr. Picard met with a prosthetist who told him he could not expect to do much in life. "I could either take his advice or prove him wrong so I chose to prove him wrong," he said. hand with which he even built a room in his garage. He now has a prosthetic arm with a hand on the end which he says is very heavy but very functional. He is able to twist his wrist around 360 which the children found very fascinating. He learned to change his babys diapers and then began coaching a Little League softball team. He was so success ful that parents started asking him to teach their teams. "If I can do this I can do any to do things and make himself happy and even plays videogames with his feet. Mr. Picard likes sports and in 2009 Weekend in Treasure Cay which he was due to enter the following day would make his 89th triathlon. These triathlons are not easy for him but he has worked out ways in which he can compete. In the water segment he swims on his back using his legs. For the cycling segment he needed a special bicy cle. A bike mechanic he went to told him it couldnt be done but he saw this as a chal lenge and created a bicycle himself out of and stop but does so by slipping his pros thetic arm into a cylinder on the handlebars and applying brakes with his right knee. having lost part of one foot which causes him pain but he deals with the pain and pushes through it. His advice to people is, "Believe in makes you happy. He admits that he has run into his share of bullying but he has always met his goal. He raises money for charities and says that, "As long as God has given me health I will press on." Following this very inspirational talk the students asked many thoughtful and in teresting questions such as; How do you scratch your back? Mr. Picard said that that question in the 40 years that he had been physically challenged. When asked how he manages to wash himself and write he says that he uses whatever he can and sometimes writes with his feet. When asked how he changes his bicycle tires he said that again he uses able to change a tire in 11 minutes.

PAGE 38

Page 14 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014 Sports 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) As the lights faded on the inaugural Football Association (AYFA) the Green ing trophy in victory for both the Junior and Senior Divisions as they overcame the Marsh Harbour Wildhawgs in both games on Saturday, March 22. In the Junior Division the Falcons and offense scoring on the Wildhawgs. In the second half the Wildhawgs held the Falcons to one score; however, they could not get enough scoring drives together to pull off the upset in the end as Green Turtle emerged victorious as the Junior Champi ons. The Falcons won 38 to 30. In the Senior Division it was a de half with a one touchdown lead which was responded to by the Wildhawgs early in the second half. A late game interception gave the Falcons a scoring opportunity and they took advantage regaining a one touchdown advantage which they never gave up, hold ing on to win 18 to 12. In earlier playoff action, the Marsh Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IS TO MARKET AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. One way to get your business known is to start with a BUSINESS CLASSIFIED for only $45 per issue for B&W or opt for our six issue discount rate. Contact Us For More Information 367-3200 or email: abaconiannews@gmail.com GET YOUR BUSINESS KNOWN!! Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! We Now Have SOD Delivery! 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 Relax & Enjoy D electable A sian M eals Prepared & cooked for you in your own home For more information call Filipino Lady at: 475-6107 or Email: maxilau77@me.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 3673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Get Results Advertise with a Classified The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research, sailing or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Green Turtle Cay Twin Palms, Spectacu lar Waterfront Retreat, on the Sea of Abaco with (2) 3 bedroom townhouses with private dock, excellent sunsets. Listed price $1.65M. Now accepting bids up to April 1, 2014. For palmstownhouses.com Hope Town, Prime North-End, Beach-Front, Bay-Side Lot. Private and quiet. $395,000. jandkoakes@hotmail.com Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, luxury penthouse for rent, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The neil@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo overlooking pool with tennis courts & beach access. $1500/mo. Contact Fran 458-3682 or e-mail jadeonthebrain@yahoo.com Please see Football

PAGE 39

April 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Harbour Wildhawgs defeated the Man-OWar Makos in both divisions. In the Ju nior Division the Makos held an early two touchdown lead but the Wildhawgs came on strong in the second half clinching the right to play in the Championship game on was 36 20. In the Senior Division the Wildhawgs dominated defensively and never let up; meanwhile the offense hit pay dirt on a number of deep passes and tallied an im pressive victory winning passage to the Championship game by a score of 42 to 18. Falcons Coach Ron Archer, who CoFounded AYFA along with Michael Saw yer, reiterated the purpose and commit ment of the league to mentor youth and to take back the youth of The Bahamas from the evils that are impact them today. He noted that at risk youths in The Bahamas are at critical numbers and programs such God as the head, can make a difference in the nation. Coach Archer said that as Abaco Youth Football looks to expand to cover more of Abaco he is also working with in dividuals in Nassau to start a league there and is working to see it expand to Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and beyond. He gave thanks to all the kids and their parents for their support, all the coaches who gave their time and effort, and all the community members and businesses who teams, for making the inaugural season a blessing and a success. Coach Archer said that those who would like to assist in the league going forward, whether interested in playing, coaching, refereeing, or sponsoring can sign up through his webpage at www. ronarcher.info. Football From Page 14 SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 3673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com 17.5 Grady White, Doctors Tender,115HP Johnson, New VHF, GPS, DF, CD, Out Rig gers, Duty Paid 11K, Boat Harbour, 917-6970054 Ron, braces-usa@att.net 20 2011 Albury Brothers, Yamaha 150 4-Stroke (JUST 12 HOURS!) Extended en gine warranty until august, 2016 Furuno GPS / Radar / Sonar Combo Unit, ICOM VHF w/ antenna fresh water washdown, dual batter ies, battery charger, Lenco trim tabs w/ trim 21 CONTENDER with 200 HP Yamaha. DUTY PAID. used seasonally, covered rest of year. includes, outriggers, VHF, Garman GPS, depthsounder and sunbrella cover. ask com 26 Florida Marine, with twin 200HP, 2-stroke Yamaha outboards, new Garmin mini top, VHF, 1 downrigger, 2 outriggers, $19,000. Reduced to $15,000. DUTY PAID. com Yamaha F60 4-stroke. 72 hours, perfect working condition, DUTY PAID. $4,500 rm@netscape.net 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. Please call 242.366.0635 13 Boston Whaler, new bottom paint, new Hull Sides Paint, New Rubrail. Dry Hull, Very nice Whaler in Excellent Condition. No En gine. 2200.00 366 3137 19 Dusky 1985 with a 2001 yamaha 100 four stoke, only 600 hrs. New aluminum gas tank installed 6 months ago. Garmin GPS 441s with att@gmail.com. $5500. 27, Center Console,Very Rare 2011 Albury Brothers, fully loaded, twin Yamaha 250 4-Strokes (87 Hours), extended engine war ranty until 8/16/2016, Furuno Electronics (12 & 8 color monitors), Furuno 72 NM Radar Sinrad auto pilot, brand new (3) Odyssey Bat teries, Taco 18 outriggers, LED lighting, leaning post w/ 30 Gallon Livewell, full can vas console & seat covers, numerous tackle storage. Owners declining health forces sale! $149,900 OBO / Trade. Delivery to Bahamas More pictures available upon request. 28 Cruiser, twin engines, trailer included. In excellent condition! 6KW Diesel Gen, A/C All necessities for cruising the islands. $26,000 Reduced to $24,000 OBO. Call 577-6988 44 Thompson Trawler, double cabin, twin diesels, generator, inverter, dual a/c, well $43000. 727 543 3346, sailbum56@aol.com US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: Tax Return Preparation & Consulting, Quick books and Business Accounting. Florida Con Scott@JDGilbert.com and www.jdgilbert.com For all your Preasure Cleaning & Window Cleaning (walls, roof, baseboad & driveway), call, text or whatsapp 242-442-6492. We also give free estimates. 1999 Range Rover, 4.6 HSE, good condition, aluminum body. $6,000. Call 475-1279 2001 S-10 Chevy Truck, 3 door extended cab. 4 new tires 173,000 miles. $7,300. Call Sidney 577-0360 2008 Yamaha Golf Cart, 4-seater, gas, Good Condition. $3000. Call 365-6502 or 475-8768 Shift Engineer Needed for Out Island Resort They must be a High School Graduate with a minimum of 3 years experience working for a hotel/resort and construction projects. Compressors, Pump Systems, Mechanical machinery, Electrical components and build Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing & Electrical. They should also have a full driving license capable of driving standard shift transmission vehicles. Be able to work alone and in teams, to diagnose and solve mechanical and electri cal problems, be conscious and active in pre ventative maintenance issues and capable of regularly lifting 501bs. Submit CV with ref AB-20S11, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge is looking for an experienced Waitress/Waiter to join our dynamic and fun team. Previous experience, great personality and reliability are a must. ALSO immediate opening for a Restaurant Supervisor for our Reef Restaurant, excellent experience and management skills required. Please provide a current police record, health Boulders of Sale. All different sizes. For more NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

PAGE 40

Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2014