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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 Whats Inside GTC residents upset about beach erosion. A10 Find out what every ones saying. Letters to the Editor. A9 Check out some of the Abaconians making up the National CARIFTA team. B10 The Candy Striped Lighthouse Book Review. A15 One young Abaconian ing... And then some. A21 Is the new airports opening so past due it al ready has mold growing on it? A22 Was the Hope Town Lighthouse really sold? Find out next April 1. Whats Happening April 11-12: Save the Bays presents: KB April 12: Man-O-War Luau April 17: Hope Town School Wine & Art Show April 19: Guana Cay Youth Sports Fundraiser April 17-26: Abaco An glers Fishing Tournament May 2-4: GTC Island Roots Heritage Festival 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 08 April 15th, 2014 Please see Airport Page 5 Devour! The Beach invites foodies to Green Turtle Devour! The Beach was a beach-side food and wine extravaganza held at the Green Turtle Club from March 26-29. Locals and tourists wines. Above: Green Turtle Club staff with one evenings special guest the former Prime Minister. Left to right Chantelle McIntosh, Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas visits Abaco On April 2, the Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Yuan Guisen, visited Abaco. He Force. Above: Ambassador Yuan Guisen (right) along with his wife Madam Yang Hong (left) visited several places throughout Abaco including a stop at the Hope Town Light house. See page 2. Work inside Leonard Thompson Terminal completed Green light given to begin moving over While Abaconians remain skeptical about the governments latest approximate date for the new Marsh Harbour Interna tional Airport Terminals opening, vis ible progress is taking place that may give some hope. During her contribution to the midterm budget in the house of Assembly in March the Minister of Aviation and Trans port, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin noted that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible opening of the terminal. During a recent visit the Deputy Prime Above: the new Leonard M Thompson Air been in training for the past four weeks in anticipation of the airports opening. How

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco Chinese Ambassador tours Abaco On April 2, the Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Yuan Guisen, arrived on Abaco. He was greeted at the airport Prime Minister in the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Complex for a banquet. Before the meal he was introduced to those in at tendance which included island administra tors, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Customs, the private sector and Mr. Guisen thanked everyone for the warm reception and said, via his translator, As soon as I set foot on land on Abaco I felt at home. North Abaco Member of Parliament of the Prime Minister, Renardo Curry, aco. He told him that besides the beauti ful water and scenery, Abaco is home to vibrant communities, Places like Man-OWar Cay, he gave as an example, men tioning their boat-building heritage. Mr. Guisen told the room that he ex pects more Chinese tourists to be visiting The Bahamas. He continued by saying Chi nese Tour Companies are ready to begin partnering and learning about the tourist product of Abaco. He said he is committed to helping attract the market in China. Mr. Curry said that, Having him visit Abaco speaks to how important the things happening here are. Mr. Guisen and his wife, Madam Yang Hong, spent the next day touring some of the Cays. He remarked that the view from the Hope Town Lighthouse was very beautiful and during his visit to Man-O-War was very interested in the boat building operations. The Ambassador was then taken to lunch at Bakers Bay on Gua na Cay and given a tour of the property. The Ambassador also spent some time in North Abaco. MP Curry said he felt the Ambassa dors visit went, Very well. He said that ideas are being exchanged for a People to people program and that the Ambassador would be encouraging his government to make investments on Abaco as well as pro mote it as a tourist destination. Above: Ambassador Yuan Guisen greet Below: The Ambassador and his wife at Exec. Livingston Marshall. Above: The Ambassador was treated to a luncheon banquet at the Govern ment Complex after his arrival. The guava duff dessert was well-received.

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 DAMIANOS

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS Central Abaco Council March 27, 2014 Chief Councillor George Cornish met with a full board of nine council members in the Government Administration Com plex on March 27, 2014. Two residents attended to clarify is sues with the Coffy Cemetery by the Port in Marsh Harbour. This cemetery plot was donated to the community in April 1874. Concerns were raised last month on wheth er the cemetery is public or private. This governs who controls burials as a private cemetery can be restrictive whereas a pub lic cemetery is open to all. A recent com munique from Crown Lands stated that it was not private without further details. Management of the cemetery is to continue with local management as before, Mr. Krezel, engineer for the Abaco Ministry of Works, spoke at length on the need for contractors to comply with plans and those submitting plans to comply with the Bahamas Building Code requirements. The legal requirement for engineers and other specialty professions to prepare, review and stamp some plans was also brought out. Council members objected to his in terference with plans approved locally as gives the authority of the Building Con brought out that government often makes Central & All Abaco laws and regulations that work well in Nas Family Islands. The Deputy Director of Works is ex pected to visit Abaco in the next few weeks and a meeting with council members will be arranged to sort out responsibilities. A scholarship in the name of Mike Chief Councillor, is being formulated. It was too late to establish this award for this year's applicants Quotes are being reviewed for re placement signs at township entrances. Repairs will be made to the South side Dock which has been vandalized and is an important arrival and departure point guides with their customers. Garbage clean-up will be undertaken at this site. Minister and Minister of Works and Ur ban Renewal, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis noted that he believed they would be ready at the beginning of May. ing up their last bits of work and are con the end of the month if not before. Project Manager for FES, Cameron Edgecombe noted that their work inside the terminal building is completed and they expect to next couple of weeks. Employees, particularly security per if not before. sonnel, have been in training for the last four weeks and are expected to be ready for the upcoming opening. However, at have undergone training to be stationed at the control tower in Marsh Harbour. The green light has been given for the Departments of Customs and Immigration as well as airline employees to begin mov ing into their new spaces in the terminal building. Airport From Page 1 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

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com South Abaco Epworth Methodist Chapel in Chero kee Sound hosted a Big Sing on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, to help raise medical funds for one of their members and pay tribute and special thanks to another. A large and enthusiastic crowd en joyed some lively and up-lifting selections from several different artists and groups. The audience participated in the program whenever they could by singing along or clapping their hands in time to the music. People came from as far away as Green Turtle Cay and Sandy Point. The evening started off with the Ep worth Corale singing a couple of their favourites. The oldest performer was Cherokee hosts Big Sing Cherokees own Brother Bateman Sands at 81 years young who sang and played his mouth organ. Akehm Adderley, an up and coming singer from Dundas Town, with his strong voice belted out one of his favourite hymns to everyones enjoyment. The Faith Sis ters, three young ladies from the Cherokee Assemblies of God, did a couple of beauti ful renditions of some more lovely hymns and the audience was enjoying every min ute of it. There was a beautiful selection done by Roger Pinder playing guitar and sing ing a duet along with his wife, Laurel. Someone you see everywhere these days is Viola Adderly with her extremely popular Rake & Scrape program that she puts on. This evening she was showing off a brand new grater, with a proper handle. She gets report her music is still fantastic (with or without a new grater). The highlight of the evening came when The New Direction, a group with a guitarist, a piano player and three singers, who gave a few renditions from their soonto-be-released new album, which almost brought down the house. rale closing off the night with more sing ing. At this point, the sun had not yet set and there was plenty of daylight left when Reverend Marie Neilly, minister for Ep worth, closed the evening off with the benediction. Light refreshments were served on the church steps afterwards while every one hung around to rave about the wonder ful music performed by the artists before heading back home. organ. Press Release Recently, Bahamas National Trust ties in Abaco to discuss proposed parks. Meetings were held in Marsh Harbour, Cherokee and Cross Harbour. ermen in Sandy Point, Abaco, to address concerns about the proposed national park for Cross Harbour in South Abaco. The meeting went extremely well; as the BNT considered when proposing the park. When new national parks are desig Fishermen assured proposed parks would not be no-take zones nated under the BNT, traditional uses by the communities are taken into consider ation, noted David Knowles, BNT Direc tor of Parks. Knowing that the Sandy it is proposed for multi-use, just like the recently expanded Andros West Side Na tional Park. Knowles added that the en tire west coast of Andros is now a national within the park, and the same will be in corporated for Cross Harbour and The Please see Parks Page 7

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Marls of Abaco. The proposed protection of the new grounds and important nursery habitats are protected from unsustainable development. depend on the natural resources will be safeguarded and for those of future genera tions to come. a no-build zone in 2006 by Friends of the Environment following a creek restoration project. Their proposal received support from the Abaco Fly Fishing Guide As However, there were concerns on whether this would provide the protection needed, and discussions advanced for the area to be proposed as a national park under the BNTs mandate. Lakeshia Anderson, Grand Bahama Parks Manager was also present at the meeting, and provided attendees an over view of the work completed to date. She tances from The Marls of Abaco to Cross Harbour to spawn, which has led to the de cision to protect both areas. Additionally, surveys have been conducted of important areas including the offshore reef, man and the BNT is ready to move forward South Abaco Parks From Page 6 with proposal development for submission to Government. Eric Carey, BNT Executive Director was present at the meeting and spoke to Cross Harbour was absolutely never to be proposed as a no-take area. Before any volved in the entire process. Carey noted local government and the BNT are crucial to ensuring the area is effectively managed and protected. present that they should appoint individuals who will be responsible for transferring in formation, and be involved in discussions on management decisions on their behalf, once the park is created. men voiced their gratitude to the BNT for assuring them that the proposed national park for Cross Harbour will protect their ment, and reiterated their support through rounds of applause. To learn more about the proposed parks in Abaco and other islands please visit the BNT website. Many more meet cially granted as the Government, the BNT and local NGOs want community partici pation and support. North Abaco On Friday April 4, 2014 The Mem ber of Parliament for North Abaco, Renar do Curry, hosted an island social gathering with residents of Little Abaco in the North. This was well received by the residents as most of them turned out at his Mount Hope Residents, including retired police of Cay, were happy about this event, saying they hope the meetings will continue since many of them are unable to make trips to Marsh Harbour to meet with their Member of Parliament. Little Abaco Pre-School Principal, Anita Russell of Crown Haven, said that she is happy and celebrated the occasion, mentioned that he hopes the high ethical standards of Hon. Currys mission and Community Against Crime Com missioner, Wilton Saunders, said that the the gap to North Abaco youth. Local Gov ernment Chairman, Leslie McIntosh of Fox Town and Business owner Jonathan Curry of Mount Hope, both commented that they were happy with the evenings turnout. As the evening continued more peo ple came from Cedar Harbour to sit and chat with Mr. Curry as he discussed prac tical solutions to some problems the com munity faces. Refreshments were served, provided by two of great women of the communityAndrea Thompson and Gwendolyn Bain. In a brief interview with Mr. Curry he said that things are now being put in place to provide not just employment but to bring a great deal of infrastructural de velopment, which will take North Abaco to the next level of sustainability. MP Curry holds community meeting in Little Abaco

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Staycation 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 Before I start my rambling I have to thank everyone who has been such a good sport about our recent April Fools Day story. No, the Hope Town Lighthouse has not been sold. But I do have to say how encouraging it was to see so much passion about one of the things that makes Abaco unique! One of the best things about Abaco is how unique, diverse, and yet familiar each of our communities are. I re cently had the privilege of visiting Green Turtle Cay for the tremendous Devour! The Beach event. A lot familiar faces were there along with some not so familiar. Every time I visit it strikes me how similar, yet unique, it is. It is exciting knowing theres al ways something new to learn around these islands. It was a fun night that got me thinking: I should really spend more time in Green Tur tle Cay. See, I grew up as a Hope Town boy. Throughout my childhood Green Turtle Cay might as well have been on the other side of the world. Same went for those myste rious settlements known as Sandy Point, Fox Town, or Crossing Rocks. But now my job requires me to make trips to these plac es a good bit. It has shrunk Abaco, in a way. However, despite that, our community is still full of surprises. Thinking more on this, it should make us locals jealous the opportunity visitors to our island have. To see this place fresh. To see it new. And to experience Abaco, and all her settlement and Cays, as one whole. Everywhere is exciting and has treasures to yield. So, why should the tourists have all the fun? We owe it to ourselves and to our neighbors to explore our own island a little. You live in the north? Go south. You live in Guana? Spend an afternoon exploring Little Abaco. It makes us rich er individually and as a com munity. With Easter break coming up with that nice long weekend I urge you to think like a tour ist and get to know your island a little more. And if you are a tourist I urge you to set out to someplace new in Abaco. You might think youve found the best conch salad vendor, but have you really tried them all? Community Calendar (See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) Festival ment

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor A Waste of $39 Million Dear Editor, Please allow me to vent my anger on what I believe to be the biggest waste of Money I have ever, ever heard of.... dollar Port in North Abaco. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING...THEY MUST BE MAD !!!! Honestly, can some give me a good explanation as to why anyone in their right build a Port in the middle of NO WHERE that NO ONE will EVER USE ???? Whos going to use this Port? Da mail boat from Nassau ? Man dis a bunch of foolishness !! Who idea dis is? Hubert dem? Perry dem? Lets not play the blame game here, whoever is responsible for this made a se rious mistake which needs to be corrected before WE the tax payers wind up trying to agreed to and NO Abaconian wants. I tell you what. The government likes referendums so let me put this question to them. Hold a referendum in Abaco and ask million loan and if they agree to spend it on a Port north of Coopers Town Aba co. I dont gamble (as in illegal numbers houses...that have tripled in numbers even though we the people voted to shut them down) but if I did I would bet 75% of the people of Abaco would say NO.....NO WAY....WE DONT WANT IT. A few might argue that this Port will bring development to North Abaco. I say, What development? Name one single project planned for north Abaco that justi interested in north Abaco...there are NO beaches north of Treasure Cay....none.... its all just rocky, iron shoreline that is un If the government is locked into bor rowing this money from the Chinese then for Heavens sakes use it for something sensible. Like...how about a new central police station and some new police ve hicles? How about rebuilding our govern ment schools that are falling down? Surely this takes precedent over a Port in da Bush. SPEAK UP ABACO BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. If we pull together we the people can stop this madness. SPEAK UP!!!! -Shocked and Astounded Gratuities Should Not Be Mandatory Gratuity, I think the word may be los ing its meaning here in The Bahamas. Far too frequently I will eat in a restaurant and have a gratuity written into my bill; a gratuity, or tip, should be offered up vol untarily, not automatically added, as its very hard to decline or adjust once its on your bill. Having spent the better part of my life Devour! Dear Editor: gorging on the incredible meals and wine tastings served up at Devour! The Beach at the Green Turtle Club this past weekend, I need the opportunity to let my taste buds recover. For those of you who missed it, Chef the US and Canada, and a Master of Wine from the UK, put on a three day food and wine fest that would leave any foodie and non-foodie exhausted, and smiling. asked what we ate, I would have to say be like saying female when asked to de mere conduit for the chefs talents which were in the sauces, spices, and touches used with these dishes. The Master of Wine was funny, in formative, and down to earth. No wine snob here. This was a guy youd enjoy having a beer with afterwards, and we did. The chefs from Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Ottawa, and Nova Scotia were approachable and mingled with the crowds, before, during and after meals. As their respective courses were being served, they explained what was in each dish and what their inspiration was for the dish. Congratulations to Michael Howell and the Green Turtle Club for planning and conducting an inspired and creative week end. The courage to take a leap of faith for such a unique event deserves recognition in Abaco and beyond. And for those who missed it, youd better hope that Chef Mike and the Green Turtle Club will be willing to do it again next year. This was an experience that was a bargain at any price. -D. Meek traveling the world I can assure you this is the custom most everywhere and where it is not, customers come away with a bad feeling and are likely to seek out other es tablishments because of it. Now I am not being cheap; I inject many thousands of dollars into the local economy voluntarily during my annual visits to The Bahamas including offering generous tips to hard working employees; shop owners please dont make it mandatory, it cheapens the experience for all. Mind you, my primary beef is not with hard working underpaid employees, but rather the small business owners, the mom and pop eateries that are located throughout the smaller islands; these are the people who seem to be adding the ma jority of written in gratuities. As a prior, small business owner myself I can truth fully say I was not underpaid and if I was it was my responsibility to cut my costs or raise my prices; something beyond an average employees control. Owners who own and operate their own restaurants or service establishments should not be including an additional gratu ity for services rendered by themselves, as a business owner I would never have con sidered taking, much less asking for a tip; its an insult to our profession and personal pride as well as an irritant to customers when it is discovered on our bill. Owners, please reconsider this prac tice before it proliferates across the is lands, remember, a happy customer tells one other person whereas a disappointed customer will on average tell eight. -Anonymous Thanks to the Person Who Found My Red Life Vest Dear Editor: I would like to thank the person who it on the white, picket fence on the road going toward the ferry dock. Your kind gesture is greatly appreci ated. You may have saved my life. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Kathy Losee Abaco People Dear Editor: We just returned from a fabulous week on Green Turtle Cay, and wanted the people of the Abacos to know about the kindness and honesty shown by several residents there on the islands. Once we arrived in Green Turtle, we realized that one of our boys left his backpack containing many valuable items including his school IPAD and wallet in the taxi drivers car. Carol Jean Lowe of Kool Karts, who was there to meet us, imme diately jumped into action by calling and tracking down the driver of our taxi to see if the backpack could be located. Cay, and it was dark when we arrived. Samuel Mills, our extremely honest taxi driver, located the missing item and made sure the backpack was put on the Green Turtle Ferry the very next morning. Please see Letters Page 10

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 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 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 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 $95,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour $200,000 Murphy Town lot Great Price 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 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $195,000. 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 Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Large building parcel $55,000 The Cays Green Turtle Cay Council member Donnie Adderley is concerned about ero sion occurring at Gillam Bay after one property owner built a bulkhead on the beach in front of their property. Mr. Adderley, who opposed the local government decision to permit the bulk head, said that since the bulkhead was built last year hundreds of feet of beach have gone; washed away. He said that in over twenty-nine years Gillam Bay and residents that have built homes near the beach have never had prob lems with erosion but now he fears that a hurricane coming from the right direction Gillam Bay beach erosion a concern after construction of controversial bulkhead could cut the island in half. He further questions whether the building of such a bulkhead on a beach is even permitted by law. A resident also noted that sand was taken from the bay to nel which he believes will have effects on the land to the leeward. Mr. Adderley said that locals and visitors alike are upset with what has hap pened to the once naturally beautiful beach and a favorite of guests to the Cay. As one regular visitor commented, I have always thought that public access to all beaches on the islands was one of the best things the Bahamian Government has done. He stated that access has been completely blocked by the bulkhead which if you could, there is no place to walk even at low tide. Mr. Adderley said that God gave us a naturally beautiful beach, and the beach belongs to the community and the locals. No one should have the right to take all that away from the people like what has happened here. Mr. Adderley said to allow this beach few would be a disaster and it sets a bad precedent. He is appealing to North Abaco Minister of Parliament Renardo Curry to come and see and do something to save Gil lam Bay for the residents of Green Turtle Cay and the many visitors who come to enjoy our amenities. since the bulkheads construction. Above: the dramatic erosion of beach that some on Green Turtle contend is the re with tides and other natural processes. Carol Jean actually picked it up from the ferry and delivered it to our house. Needless to say, we were so relieved to get the backpack returned to us. Had we not, a damper would really have been put on our vacation. We cannot begin to thank Carol Jean Lowe or Samuel Mills enough! Their honesty, integrity, and helpfulness will never be forgotten. mas!!!! The Joe Bollinger Family Roswell, GA USA NO Change in Parking Problems Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing my con cerns in the last issue about the parking problems in Marsh Harbour. Vehicles continue to be a problem across the street from Bristol Wines, along Pole Line Road, and around the old BTC building. The situation has not changed one bit, obviously no one cares and its apparent that the company allowing their employees to park there could care less. Why dont they have their employees Harbour Port and Alburys Ferry can pickup and drop-off at that location? This stretch of Marsh Harbour looks disgust ing....do we have a local government? Why are they ignoring this problem? Would someone from The Abaconian please call them? Maybe you can get an answer. Im happy to report the parking prob lem around our building is much improved as illegally parked vehicles that continue to ignore posted No Parking signs have been and will be towed away at the vehicle owners expense. Thank you, B. Thompson Letters From Page 9

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Cays Devour! feeds Green Turtle Devour! The Beach excited food ies, both tourist and local alike, during the three day event in Green Turtle Cay that started March 26. Devour!, best de scribed as an ocean-side wine and food ex famous chefs along with a knowledgeable Master of Wine. Dinners, lunches, wine tastings and special culinary events kept the party going at the Green Turtle Club, where Devour! was held. The events that were planned for the event were the Welcome Reception, Great Wines of Italy, Kitchen North America, Which Wine with Your Fish, Jean Joho French Classic, Chefs on a screening under the stars. Each food and wine paring was ex citing and delicious. For example, some dishes from Kitchen North America, included avocado leaf-crusted tuna with candied jalapeno tropical fruit marmalade. This was served with a 2011 La Monaces ca, Verdicchio di matelica Riserva DOCG Mirum. The servings were made even more special and mouthwatering by having the chefs that prepared them come out before each serving and describe in detail what was in the dish and how it was prepared. Master of Wine, Michael Palij, also took great pride and enjoyment in sharing details about the wines that were being served. The Green turtle Club was also run ning special, nightly room deals to encour age visitors to stay after the meals and par ties ended each day. Molly McIntosh, Sales Manager at the Green Turtle Club, said about the event, We were thrilled with DEVOUR The Beach! I felt it was very well received by the community and the tourists that were here. The food was so different and so excellent and the education on wine that we all got was amazing! I am certain that next years even will be even better and with more time to plan, advertise, and with experience under our belt, that we can of fer even more and get more sponsors to chime in and have this be an annual event that brings in business for all of Abaco. I feel that part of the charm is having it held on Green Turtle Cay, even though it is a little bit of a challenge to get here if you are not staying here, it makes the event more special, being off the beaten path and in this exotic locale. The chefs participating were: Jean Joho (trained in the kitchens of France, It aly and Switzeland; Chef Joho was award ed Restaurateur of the Year by Gayot); Michael Blackie (27 years of experience cooking on three continents, Chef Blackie founded Nextfood.Ca in Canada); Tom Fleming (owner and Executive Chef at Crossroads Diner in Dallas, Texas, Chef Fleming pursues comfort food and creat ing every dish from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible); Craig Finn (owns Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has won numerous prestigious awards, Chef Finn is the author of several cookbooks); Eric Williams (Ex ecutive Chef and owner of Momocho Mod Mex, El Carnicero Tamaleria, Jack Flaps and the Happy Dog Restaurants located in Cleveland, Ohio. Chef Williams was nom inated by the James Beard Foundation for Above: some of the staff at Green Turtle Club that made the event happen. left to right Smith, Chantelle McIntosh. Best Chef-Great Lakes Region.) The Master of Wine was Michael Palij. Mr. Palij provided an excellent and diverse selection of wines throughout the event while providing insightful com wines. Chef Michael Howell is the Execu tive Chef at the green Turtle Club Resort & Marina and was instrumental in organizing this culinary event. Above: Chef Michael Howell prepares a dish. Below: Chef Johos lamb won rave

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of Business Above: Mrs. Anne Lightbourn, Dir. of HR, interviewing an applicant on April 3. People arrived by the dozens to the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club Job Fair to apply for positions in the exclusive re sort. By 10:00 am on April 3, at which time people were to be registered for job applications, a crowd had already formed by St Johns Anglican Church Hall. Approximately thirteen people were needed in the residential Department as well as line cooks, stewards and golf main tenance staff. House Keepers, Space Cleaners and House Men were needed before the Eas ter Holidays as approximately two hundred Club members were expected to arrive at that time. 132 apply at Bakers Bay Job Fair The Director of Human resources, Mrs. Anne Lightbourn, one of eight Bak ers Bay personnel conducting interviews, explained that she was looking for people looking for a career, not just a job. She was hoping that the applicants would read the Vision and Mission guides set on each interview table. We want peo ple who will grow with the company, one of the best companies to work for nationwide, people compatible with the environ ment and our customer service. To expedite the process, applicants were to bring with them relevant docu ments such as a drivers license, police insurance card and letters of reference. The fair that was to take place be tween 10:00am and 2:00pm but had to be extended beyond 6:30pm so all the appli cants could be interviewed. According to Mrs. Lightbourn, one hundred and thirty two applicants were processed. As they waited to be interviewed, people sat facing a big screen, showing views of the resort and the on-going construction. A meeting was held the following day between the Director of Residential Servic es, Mr. Wasipha Francis, Mrs. Lightbourn and two Human Resources coordinators, Ms. Kenya Farqharson and Ms. Adgadell Adderley. The Director of the Residential De partment was also present. After reviewing the screen sheets, approximately twenty people were selected for further investigation and subsequent in terviews. Line cooks and stewards will be cho sen after a meeting with the Executive Chef. Epic Battery makes donation to Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Candy Striped Lighthouse I have just had the pleasure of reading The Candy Striped Lighthouse by Eliza beth Webb. I had heard of this book, which was just released at the beginning of this year, and had believed it to be a children's book. However, on perusing this book I have discovered it to be a delightful poem which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This captivating poem is not only en tertaining but tells an important story. Mrs. Webb has succeeded in giving a potted his tory of the Hope Town Lighthouse and a simple explanation of how it works. She has also portrayed the pride of the people of Hope Town in their very special light house and how devastating it would be if it this unique landmark, which is the last hand wound Fresnel Lens kerosene mantle lighthouse in the world, ever became au tomated. She encourages everyone who comes Abaco folks to help preserve this unique Lighthouse. This book is exquisitely illustrated by Bruce Johnson whose brightly coloured and detailed pictures add light and lustre Book Review which bring the words of the poem to life. One could spend hours poring over the minute details of his illustrations and ex periencing the landmarks and characters of Hope Town through his artwork. The Candy Striped Lighthouse would be a wonderful keepsake for all visitors who come to our shores and ad mire this beautiful and unique Lighthouse, but also as a coffee table book for locals and gifts for grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Included at the end of the book are ar ticles about the Bahamas Lighthouse Pres ervation Society and the Hope Town Writ ers Circle plus geographical and historical information about The Bahamas and Hope Town in particular, illustrated by maps and charts adapted from The Cruising Guide to Abaco by Steve Dodge. The book also comes with a supple ment which includes the poem and a large illustration of the Lighthouse overlooking Hope Town Harbour. The author, Elizabeth Webb, who has written prose and verse since her child hood, has been a winter resident of Hope Town for many years. She is a published author of a series of Madrigal books for children and poetry and short stories in lit erary magazines in the U.K. She helped found the Hope Town Writers Circle. Artist, Bruce Johnson, whose whim sical pen, ink and watercolour artworks are in collections worldwide, has made Hope Town his winter haven for the past 25 years. The Candy Striped Lighthouse is available from Abaco Treasures in Marsh Harbour, and Ebb Tide Gift Shop and the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. from the book will support the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in its endeavour to pre serve this unique Lighthouse.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans, visited with Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Res cue (MHVFR) thanking them on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Ellison tinue to do here in Abaco. Mr. Evans said that the department Abaco; without you I dont know what we could have done when we had the Pigeon He said It is because of you who are a part of the volunteer team, you all are important. Mr. Evans told the room of volun teers that theirs is a noble profession, and in this profession you have to have a sense of brotherhood and a love for people. You have to have a love for mankind, and a car ing spirit to be in this profession. Thats the only way we can succeed. He said that no matter what differ while off-duty when the alarm goes off they have to come together and behave as one: one in purpose, one in unity, one in what we do. ment has limited resources yet you do so much; so I am indeed happy to see the per formance that you do, the commitment that as you give so much to this community; we are pleased. vices for the country He will do whatever he can do to assist in terms of augmenting the service that you do, in terms of train ing, whatever we can do, whatever we can offer, we will do just that to assist you. Director of Fire Services visits MHVFR Above: The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans (center), with vol INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gath ered together at Memorial Park for the worlds shortest approximately a quarter mile St. Paddys Day Parade on March 17. The Sixth Annual Parade, which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club, included boaters, second-home owners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping at Jimmys Wines and Spirits to receive a complimentary Sands Snappas the Irish-Pub-for-a-night. John Jensen, organizer of the event, said it is gratifying to see this many peo ple turnout and have a little fun. He said it is a family event and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course. The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club also sponsors Bocce on Sundays at their club house across the road from Snappas. Worlds Shortest St. Paddys Parade held in Marsh Harbour

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Across 2. BINARY Language of 1s and 0s 4. CLOCK Tick tock 6. CRABS Delicacy found crawling after the rain 8. TASK Chore 10. FOOL Prankster on April 1 11. RAGE Famous Abaco Boat, storm surge 13. HURRICANE Gusty menace 15. PORT $39 Million project in North Abaco 16. STINGRAYS Watch out for their barbs Down 1. CITRUS Oranges, limes, etc 2. BUOYANT 3. TRUNK Found on elephants and trees 4. CAKE Cup ______; Johnny ______ 5. CARTILAGE Found in your nose, ears, and sharks. 7. BEACH Full of sand 9. SEAGRAPE Small purple fruit 12. FERRY Water taxi 14. NEST Bird bed Across 3. Home of the Glass Window Bridge 6. Abaco ruins near Hole in the Wall on Soldier Road 10. Fish nursery 11. Grizzly, Black, Brown, Etc 12. Sound shared by Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay 14. Open doors 16. Tasty bivalves 19. Filled with jelly and water 21. Candy striped in Hope Town Down 2. Many come to The Bahamas to do this 4. Feed on sea grass, protective shell 5. Common echinoderm 7. Destiny 8. Animal hide 9. National bird 12. Dolphins larger cousins 13. This Harbour is Abacos capitol. 15. Sport using wind 17. Manta, eagle, etc. 18. Stomaches and rope can both be tied in _______ 20. Play thing April 1 Answers Crossword

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel May 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sun sail Crime Report Sudden Death On Thursday 3rd April, 2014, Sandy Point Police Station received a report and information that there was a Sudden Death on board The Disney Cruise vessel. Police assistance re quested. by Supt. Noel Curry visited the scene at Disney Cruise vessel namely locat responded and spoke with the captain male of Winnipeg Canada. Foul play is not suspected. A team of medical practitioners from Marsh Harbour also visited the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Investigations continue. Causing Harm At 7:50pm on 31st March, 2014, a resident of Guana Cay reported that at about 7:30pm on Monday 31st March, 2014, while at a construction site on Guana Cay a male known to him as saulted him with a hammer. Police ac tion requested. Arrested and charged On Tuesday 1st April, 2014, of suspecta 44 year old male of Guana Cay, Abaco. The suspect was charged and released on bail to attend court on Housebreaking At 6:53pm on 31st March, 2014, a resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that while checking his apart ment complex located at Murphy Town, Abaco, he met an unknown male inside the unit who was not au thorized to be there. He suspects that this male broke into the unit. Police ac tion requested. Suspect arrested At 8:35pm on 31st March, 2014, suspecta 30 year old male of No Fixed Address in reference to this mat Housebreaking. He was arraigned on habilitation Center. Armed Robbery At 10:35am on Sunday 6th April, Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 10:00am the same date while driving south on Powerline Road, Marsh Harbour, a dark coloured two (2) door, old car,(make, model & li cense plate number unknown) with three male occupants stopped him and robbed him of cash. Police action re quested. Investigation continues. Damage A 41 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco reported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station that on Sunday maroon 2006 Ford vehicle parked on the Basketball Court in the Mudd when a group of young boys from the Pigeon Peas caused damage to the vehicle by throwing rocks at it. Police action re quested. Investigations continue.

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 44TH ANNUALABACO ANGLERSFISHING TOURNAMENT April 17 26, 2014 Entry Fees: Adults $85.00 Juniors $40.00 (Includes Banquet dinner) Dinner for non-anglers $35.00 Dates/Times: Begins Thursday April 17th 7:00am Ends Saturday April 26th (Lines in by 12:00 noon) Weigh Stations: Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town Petes Pub, Little Harbour (More Stations T.B.A) Banquet & Awards: Saturday April 26th 6:00pm Hope Town Inn & Marina Rae: Donations from area merchants Trophies by Pete Johnston, Little HarbourFor more information & Entry Forms contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com or Petes Pub in Little Harbour 577-5487FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! On March 20, 2014 Brandon Saw yer, son of Beth and Bernice Sawyer and grandson of well-known Abaconi an Jack Lowe, completed an intensive course at Bristow Academy in Titus tor. Now twenty-six years-old, Bran don began his helicopter career in program included Private Pilot, Instru ment Rating and Commercial License. tor (CFI) course at the same day he completed the Professional Pilot Pro gram. (CFI) course was a very challenging experience and I learned a lot about aviation and a lot more about myself, he said. Through the fundamentals of instructing it exposed me to the pro cess of learning and human behavior and how it impacts aviation, allowing me to evaluate risks to become a safer pilot. He is planning now to go to Pen sacola, Florida to do helicopter tours with a company called the Wrong Brothers Flight Training Wing and will help as a helicopter instructor as well. When he goes back he will look well, which may also make him a the Brandon said he did not have a smooth path to his dream and said he had to overcome some adversities. I have had to push; when things were against me I remembered that any dead forward and never gave up on what I wanted to do. He encouraged young people to look for your hopes and dreams in a way to get there, and when you get to where you want to be, keep looking forward. Dont ever settle for some thing you dont want. He said it has been a really chal lenging and rewarding experience and he has met a lot of good friends from across the world at Bristow Academy. He said he is grateful to the Desig nated Practical Examiner (DPE) Dave Thompson a Vietnam Veteran who very experienced guy who was ex tremely tough to please and a good example to follow. He added that the instructors he had, particularly Ross Ansell and Tony Ring, were a tre make me a better pilot. He said he is thankful to the many persons who supported and encouraged him while pursuing his dream, espe cially his parents. Brandon said Its a beautiful walk the ground with your eyes sky ward. Its something freeing and I couldnt imagine myself doing any thing else. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Abaconians in the News achieve this. He thanked his supporters for helping make it happen. Left to right Bran

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Hope Town..cont ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: March, 2014 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 9:00am / 11:00pm / 12:15pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm / 5:00pm Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? No. Why? To be fair were getting close, or at least there seems to be some action. Staff are being trained and Customs & Immigration have been given the green light to begin mov ing to the new terminal. FES Construction has even said that all work to be done on the interior is fully completed. Its a good thing, because we are so late in moving into the new terminal that it has already started growing mold in some places (see above picture.) Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Installment in: Is the Airport Open Yet? Advertise with The Abaconian For $250 per month receive: Call: 367-3200

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Marsh Harbour 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 Sailboat Rentals .......................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals .................................... 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 Green Turtle Cay 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 Guana Cay Alburys Property Management, Cart Rentals .. 365-5175 Dive Guana Boats, Golf Carts & Bikes ................ 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ..................................... 365-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town 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 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures Kayaks ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Golf Cart 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 Schooner Bay Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Marsh Harbour/Murphy/Dundas 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 ..........................................$$................. 699-4000 Rumrunners...............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack ............................... $ .................. 367-4005 Snappas .................................... $$ .................. 367-2278 Wallys .................................... $$$ .................. 367-2074 Hope Town 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 Little Harbour Petes Pub .................................. $$ .................. 577-5487 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Islanders Seaside Rest ................ $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place ...... $$$ .................. 612-1021 Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay ............................... $$$ .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay 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 Green Turtle Cay 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 $$ ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cfe .................... $$ .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-Way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners .............................. $$ .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 366-4120 Schooner Bay The Blacky Lodge .................. $$$ .................. 376-0321 The Red Marlin Bistro...............$$....................426-5440 Judy Maes Kitchen....................$.....................475-7626 Beach Cabana Bar......................$.....................376-9858 Emergency Services Emergancy Medical Services (Ambulance) 367-2911 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 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 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, M.H ...................................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center, M.H.............................................367-9999 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic, M.H ........................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis, M.H........................................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 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle Cay 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 Treasure Cay Marina........ ..150......... F............... ..365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina .......... 28 ......... F .................365-6008 Marsh Harbour 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 Hope Town Marina ............ 62 ............................ 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina .............. 6 ......... F ................366-0154 Sea Spray .......................... 60 ......... F ................366-0065 South Abaco Schooner Bay .................... 15 ......... F ................475-7626 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ........... 40 ......... F ................365-0083 Guana Cay 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 Airlines Serving Abaco Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........................... 367-2266 New Smyrna Beah.......................1-386-478-0600 Miami ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Nassau ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Nassau ........................................................... 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida .........................................................367-1920 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers 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 Attractions 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 Beaches Pocket Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) www.theabaconian.com Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay. F advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Winter Schedule only (Jan 3rd to Apr 15th, 2014) Dep Nassau 2 pm...Arrive S. Abaco 8 pm... Dep S. Abaco 9 pm. Arrive Freeport Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Marsh Harbour cont... North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Dental Services 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 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary 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 April 2014 All phones use area code 242 unless noted Tours & Excursions .......... ....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 Marsh Harbour: Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Hope Town: Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Wi-Fi Hotspots Green Turle Cay: Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Cay: Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill M-O-W Cay: Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 HEALTH INSURANCE Health is Wealth It's known that a healthy society is a wealthy society, that's why Insurance Management offers the largest selection of coverage in The Bahamas Nobody does it better!INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 08 April 15th, 2014 By Canishka Alexander With an opening date of December 2014 in sight, Baha Mar representatives recruitment and training arm of the com Baha Mar reps meet with students, prospective employees Please see Baha Mar Page 4 Above: High school students engaged in a group activity that focuses on the importance of teamwork during Baha Mar Academys Job Fair on March 27 at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. Baha Mar Academy is the recruitment and training arm of the Nassau MegaDevelopment, Baha Mar. By Jennifer Hudson National Arts Festival allows students to shine Please see Art Page 2 Above: St. Francis students performing a beautiful rendition of Winnie the Pooh, during the E Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in April.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Above: Ronelle Excarment from Every Child Counts School. Ronelle was last years National Champion in the Gospel Solo for 13 15 years category. School & Youth News Art From Page 1 Thornton shared tips on breathing tech senior students and teachers for their rendi Above: ACH performs. Above: Man O War Primary School performs. Please see Art Page 8

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Lot 32 Block 3 Homesite located on Treasure Cay Drive across from golf course. $59,000 Lot 74 Block 199 14,439 sq. ft. Canal front homesite with Sea of Abaco views $149,000 Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $275,000 NEW PRICE Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Beach Villa 635 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,025 sq. ft. charming renovated villa, large garage, many extras & upgrades. $279,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed, 3 Bath furnished upper end unit marina condo with 12 and 24 boat slips and storage. $459,000 NEW LISTING Safe & Sound 3 Bed, 3 Bath new 3,500 sq.ft. funirshed CBS home with beautiful views of Galleon Bay. $495,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD School & Youth News Baha Mar From Page 1 though he has not decided on a position as District Spelling Champion returns from Nassau competition Above: Abaco District Spelling Champion, Kaitlyn Russell (center), being congratulated for her performance by North Abaco member of Parliament, Renardo Curry (left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works & Urban Renewal, Hon. Philip Davis (right). EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYPOSITION: SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIREMENTS:SELF MOTIVATED 2 YEARS SALES EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BOTH WRITTEN & VERBAL MUST HAVE A PROACTIVE APPROACH IN CUSTOMER SERVICEORGANIZED & PROFESSIONAL IN DEMEANOR MUST BE ABLE TO FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY ABILITY TO WORK WELL WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS Interested persons should submit their resume along with cover letter to abacoinquiries@yahoo.com no later then April 21, 2014 We would like to thank all applicants for applying, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Dental hygienist visits preschoolers at Kingdom Care 4 Kidz Above: Giselle Knowles teaching preschoolers about dental hygiene. Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation awards Abaco students By Samantha Evans across The Bahamas in the areas of aca Treasurer and Member of the Board of

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS BOSF From Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander The audience and the students piped dents on a fantastic performance before in Angels Academy celebrates Cultural Day 2014 Above: Angels Academy students performing La Cucaracha. Special guests for the day Culture. By Jennifer Hudson First Urban Renewal Fun Day a success Please see Fun Day Page 7

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 COASTAL BUILDING SUPPLY INC FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING NEEDS Need Your Building Products in a Hurry? We Provide all those Speciality Items that are Dicult to Get at the Local Hardware Store WINDOWS AND DOORS: Your local dealer for Andersen Windows and Doors Neuma Fiberglass Doors HURRICANE SHUTTERS: Aluminum Panels, Bahama, Colonial, Accordian PREHUNG INTERIOR DOORS: Supa MDF, Masonite, Primed STAINLESS HARDWARE FASTNERS & CONNECTORS COMPOSITE EXTERIOR TRIM BOARDS: Azek INTERIOR MOLDINGS: Clear, FJ & Composite ROOF TRUSSES PARALAMS & LARGE SIZED LUMBER SOLOR HOT WATER & POOL SYSTEMS CONTACT: ANDREW CURRY Ph: 561-743-2810 Cell: 561-632-2655 E-mail: emacurry@msn.com ferent communities and for different age School & Youth News Fun Day From Page 6 IT Cadet Program Closing Ceremony held under the theme: Empowering Youth through Technology By Mirella Santillo Closing Ceremony on April 3. The Cadets who took part in the program were: Conrad Cornish (ACH), Deion Jones (SCB), Eranda Hield (SCB) Virgil Bain (ACH), Tysh nyque Cunningham (ACH), Rosanna Parker (SCB) and Jonathan Dorsett (ACH). Above: winners at the Grade 2 Spelling Bee on April 4, which took place at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Building. From left to right: Kelsey Marshall (Agape Christian Sawyer (Agape Christian School), third. Agape wins Grade 2 Spelling Bee

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 School & Youth News Press Release Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Monday, February 24, are pic tured with the Ambassador and the Hon. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., and Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour. From left to right are: Youth Ambassadors pay a courtesy call on Bahamas Ambassador to the United States Art From Page 2 Above: Angels Academy students perform ing.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 The Abaco Club From Management and Sta of The Abaco Club. Recognition and Rewards of The Abaco Club Associates are vital elements of engagement for a productive and satised workforce. The Company recognizes and rewards Services Excellences every quarter through our annualized Diamond Award Recognition Program. We would like to honour the following 2013 Annual Diamond Winners who have been recognized by their peers and leaders for their exceptional service. Vandea Stuart, Exclusive Resort Manager; Sherburt Simms, First Assistant Golf Superintendent; Sonia Pierre, Cook; Robert Sands, Guest Service Ambassador and Jerome Davis, Painter. Congratulations to all of you, Vandea Stuart Exclusive Resort Manager (second from right) Sherburt Simms, First Assistant Golf Superintendent Sonia PierreCook Robert Sands Guest Service Ambassador Jerome DavisPainter Sports Masters Dart Tournament. Shane Sawyer (left) placed second and Angela Russell (right) mas at the Caribbean and Americas Cup 2014. Photo by: Lakeshia Lightbourne-Albury Abaconians take top marks in Dart Tournament Will represent The Bahamas in the Caribbean and Americas Cup CARIFTA National Team features Abaconians Joshua Wong (Above): The Abaco Swim Club would like to con gratulate Joshua Wong on making the Ba He is part of the boys 13-14 age group. The 36 member team will leave for Aruba April 20. Joshua will be swimming 50M, 100M, 200M breaststroke and 50M but Miller Albury (Above Right): Miller Albury is a freshman in Asheville School. Albury placed fourth in the 100with a school-record time of 56.81 and was also sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (23.04). His backstroke time was the best in WNC this season. Miller is now setting his sights on The is looking forward to reconnecting with his fellow Bahamian swimmers in Aruba, where he will represent The Bahamas again. This is Millers 3rd year on the Ba hamas National Team and he has devel oped a great relationship with the other veteran swimmers, but he is also excited to be joined this year by his friend, and fellow Abaconian Joshua Wong (who will also be joining him at Asheville School in September). Miller will swim all backstroke events 50M addition, he will also be swimming vari ous relays over the course of the four day competition.

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April 15, 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 10 & 11 Sports CARIFTA National Team features Abaconians Sisters Albury Higgs (above left) and Lilly Higgs (above right) both made the National egory. By Timothy Roberts Homer Lowe Regatta tests racing skills Co for her behind the scenes contribution Above: Homer Lowe winners Branden Sands (left) and Andrew Wilhoyte (right.)

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 With Thanks & GratitudeThe family of Legrand Curry would like to express their sincere thanks and gratutude for all your love, support and kindness during his illness and passing. There are times when a simple thank you seems to not be enough and this is one of those times. Atwood Legrand Curry April 6, 1923 March 19, 2014 Many Blessings to You AllThe Curry Family Service for Lac aro Landris Caro Curry Lillian Roberts Remembering Family and Friends She is service for Orthnell Russell, 76, a resident Church of Service for Mr. Alvin Swain age 71 dent of Mur 1st, 2014,

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE BOATS AND MARINE Get Results Advertise with a Classified TODAY 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 19 2003 Spanish Wells Hull, 20 2011 Albury Brothers, 26 Florida Marine, com 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, 13 Boston Whaler, 4760 17.5 Grady White, 27, Center Console,Very Rare 2011 Albury 38 Chug Echo 44 Thompson Trawler, US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: 1999 Chrysler Minivan 2008 Yamaha Golf Cart, 4-seater, gas, Good The Hope Town Harbour Lodge Waitress/Waiter Restaurant Boulders of Sale. Used Bantam Crane, for sale, Call 365-6006 School & Youth News Stage From Page 14 Above: the Wizard of Oz scene with Donte Richard, Keonte Nightingale and Rebekah Higgs. St James Methodist Youth Group holds fundraiser nior-high age group going to assist an im

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 Whats Inside GTC residents upset about beach erosion. A10Find out what everyones saying. Letters to the Editor. A9Check out some of the Abaconians making up the National CARIFTA team. B10The Candy Striped Lighthouse Book Review. A15One young Abaconian ing... And then some. A21Is the new airports opening so past due it already has mold growing on it? A22Was the Hope Town Lighthouse really sold? Find out next April 1. Whats HappeningApril 11-12: Save the Bays presents: KBApril 12: Man-O-War LuauApril 17: Hope Town School Wine & Art ShowApril 19: Guana Cay Youth Sports FundraiserApril 17-26: Abaco Anglers Fishing TournamentMay 2-4: GTC Island Roots Heritage Festival 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 08 April 15th, 2014 Please see Airport Page 5 Devour! The Beach invites foodies to Green TurtleDevour! The Beach was a beach-side food and wine extravaganza held at the Green Turtle Club from March 26-29. Locals and tourists wines. Above: Green Turtle Club staff with one evenings special guest the former Prime Minister. Left to right Chantelle McIntosh, Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas visits AbacoOn April 2, the Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Yuan Guisen, visited Abaco. He Force. Above: Ambassador Yuan Guisen (right) along with his wife Madam Yang Hong (left) visited several places throughout Abaco including a stop at the Hope Town Light house. See page 2.Work inside Leonard Thompson Terminal completedGreen light given to begin moving over While Abaconians remain skeptical about the governments latest approximate date for the new Marsh Harbour Interna tional Airport Terminals opening, vis ible progress is taking place that may give some hope. During her contribution to the midterm budget in the house of Assembly in March the Minister of Aviation and Trans port, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin noted that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible opening of the terminal. During a recent visit the Deputy Prime Above: the new Leonard M Thompson Air been in training for the past four weeks in anticipation of the airports opening. How

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco Chinese Ambassador tours AbacoOn April 2, the Chinese Ambassador to The Bahamas, Yuan Guisen, arrived on Abaco. He was greeted at the airport Prime Minister in the Marsh Harbour Gov ernment Complex for a banquet. Before the meal he was introduced to those in attendance which included island administra tors, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Customs, the private sector and Mr. Guisen thanked everyone for the warm reception and said, via his translator, As soon as I set foot on land on Abaco I felt at home. North Abaco Member of Parliament of the Prime Minister, Renardo Curry, aco. He told him that besides the beauti ful water and scenery, Abaco is home to vibrant communities, Places like Man-OWar Cay, he gave as an example, men tioning their boat-building heritage. Mr. Guisen told the room that he expects more Chinese tourists to be visiting The Bahamas. He continued by saying Chi nese Tour Companies are ready to begin partnering and learning about the tourist product of Abaco. He said he is committed to helping attract the market in China. Mr. Curry said that, Having him visit Abaco speaks to how important the things happening here are. Mr. Guisen and his wife, Madam Yang Hong, spent the next day touring some of the Cays. He remarked that the view from the Hope Town Lighthouse was very beautiful and during his visit to Man-O-War was very interested in the boat building operations. The Ambassador was then taken to lunch at Bakers Bay on Gua na Cay and given a tour of the property. The Ambassador also spent some time in North Abaco. MP Curry said he felt the Ambassa dors visit went, Very well. He said that ideas are being exchanged for a People to people program and that the Ambassador would be encouraging his government to make investments on Abaco as well as promote it as a tourist destination. Above: Ambassador Yuan Guisen greet Below: The Ambassador and his wife at Exec. Livingston Marshall. Above: The Ambassador was treated to a luncheon banquet at the Govern ment Complex after his arrival. The guava duff dessert was well-received.

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS Central Abaco Council March 27, 2014 Chief Councillor George Cornish met with a full board of nine council members in the Government Administration Com plex on March 27, 2014. Two residents attended to clarify is sues with the Coffy Cemetery by the Port in Marsh Harbour. This cemetery plot was donated to the community in April 1874. Concerns were raised last month on whether the cemetery is public or private. This governs who controls burials as a private cemetery can be restrictive whereas a public cemetery is open to all. A recent com munique from Crown Lands stated that it was not private without further details. Management of the cemetery is to continue with local management as before, Mr. Krezel, engineer for the Abaco Ministry of Works, spoke at length on the need for contractors to comply with plans and those submitting plans to comply with the Bahamas Building Code requirements. The legal requirement for engineers and other specialty professions to prepare, review and stamp some plans was also brought out. Council members objected to his interference with plans approved locally as gives the authority of the Building Con brought out that government often makes Central & All Abaco laws and regulations that work well in Nas Family Islands. The Deputy Director of Works is expected to visit Abaco in the next few weeks and a meeting with council members will be arranged to sort out responsibilities. A scholarship in the name of Mike Chief Councillor, is being formulated. It was too late to establish this award for this year's applicants Quotes are being reviewed for replacement signs at township entrances. Repairs will be made to the Southside Dock which has been vandalized and is an important arrival and departure point guides with their customers. Garbage clean-up will be undertaken at this site. Minister and Minister of Works and Ur ban Renewal, the Hon. Philip Brave Davis noted that he believed they would be ready at the beginning of May. ing up their last bits of work and are con the end of the month if not before. Project Manager for FES, Cameron Edgecombe noted that their work inside the terminal building is completed and they expect to next couple of weeks. Employees, particularly security perif not before. sonnel, have been in training for the last four weeks and are expected to be ready for the upcoming opening. However, at have undergone training to be stationed at the control tower in Marsh Harbour. The green light has been given for the Departments of Customs and Immigration as well as airline employees to begin mov ing into their new spaces in the terminal building. Airport From Page 1 Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com South Abaco Epworth Methodist Chapel in Chero kee Sound hosted a Big Sing on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. on March 23, to help raise medical funds for one of their members and pay tribute and special thanks to another. A large and enthusiastic crowd en joyed some lively and up-lifting selections from several different artists and groups. The audience participated in the program whenever they could by singing along or clapping their hands in time to the music. People came from as far away as Green Turtle Cay and Sandy Point. The evening started off with the Ep worth Corale singing a couple of their favourites. The oldest performer was Cherokee hosts Big SingCherokees own Brother Bateman Sands at 81 years young who sang and played his mouth organ. Akehm Adderley, an up and coming singer from Dundas Town, with his strong voice belted out one of his favourite hymns to everyones enjoyment. The Faith Sis ters, three young ladies from the Cherokee Assemblies of God, did a couple of beauti ful renditions of some more lovely hymns and the audience was enjoying every min ute of it. There was a beautiful selection done by Roger Pinder playing guitar and singing a duet along with his wife, Laurel. Someone you see everywhere these days is Viola Adderly with her extremely popular Rake & Scrape program that she puts on. This evening she was showing off a brand new grater, with a proper handle. She gets report her music is still fantastic (with or without a new grater). The highlight of the evening came when The New Direction, a group with a guitarist, a piano player and three singers, who gave a few renditions from their soonto-be-released new album, which almost brought down the house. rale closing off the night with more sing ing. At this point, the sun had not yet set and there was plenty of daylight left when Reverend Marie Neilly, minister for Ep worth, closed the evening off with the benediction. Light refreshments were served on the church steps afterwards while every one hung around to rave about the wonder ful music performed by the artists before heading back home. organ. Press Release Recently, Bahamas National Trust ties in Abaco to discuss proposed parks. Meetings were held in Marsh Harbour, Cherokee and Cross Harbour. ermen in Sandy Point, Abaco, to address concerns about the proposed national park for Cross Harbour in South Abaco. The meeting went extremely well; as the BNT considered when proposing the park. When new national parks are desig Fishermen assured proposed parks would not be no-take zones nated under the BNT, traditional uses by the communities are taken into consider ation, noted David Knowles, BNT Director of Parks. Knowing that the Sandy it is proposed for multi-use, just like the recently expanded Andros West Side Na tional Park. Knowles added that the en tire west coast of Andros is now a national within the park, and the same will be in corporated for Cross Harbour and The Please see Parks Page 7

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 FULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLASBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pmOpen Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor barBoat House Restaurant For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comWhite Sound, Elbow Cay Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Marls of Abaco. The proposed protection of the new grounds and important nursery habitats are protected from unsustainable development. depend on the natural resources will be safeguarded and for those of future genera tions to come. a no-build zone in 2006 by Friends of the Environment following a creek restoration project. Their proposal received support from the Abaco Fly Fishing Guide As However, there were concerns on whether this would provide the protection needed, and discussions advanced for the area to be proposed as a national park under the BNTs mandate. Lakeshia Anderson, Grand Bahama Parks Manager was also present at the meeting, and provided attendees an over view of the work completed to date. She tances from The Marls of Abaco to Cross Harbour to spawn, which has led to the de cision to protect both areas. Additionally, surveys have been conducted of important areas including the offshore reef, man and the BNT is ready to move forward South Abaco Parks From Page 6 with proposal development for submission to Government. Eric Carey, BNT Executive Director was present at the meeting and spoke to Cross Harbour was absolutely never to be proposed as a no-take area. Before any volved in the entire process. Carey noted local government and the BNT are crucial to ensuring the area is effectively managed and protected. present that they should appoint individuals who will be responsible for transferring information, and be involved in discussions on management decisions on their behalf, once the park is created. men voiced their gratitude to the BNT for assuring them that the proposed national park for Cross Harbour will protect their ment, and reiterated their support through rounds of applause. To learn more about the proposed parks in Abaco and other islands please visit the BNT website. Many more meet cially granted as the Government, the BNT and local NGOs want community partici pation and support. North Abaco On Friday April 4, 2014 The Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, hosted an island social gathering with residents of Little Abaco in the North. This was well received by the residents as most of them turned out at his Mount Hope Residents, including retired police ofCay, were happy about this event, saying they hope the meetings will continue since many of them are unable to make trips to Marsh Harbour to meet with their Member of Parliament. Little Abaco Pre-School Principal, Anita Russell of Crown Haven, said that she is happy and celebrated the occasion, mentioned that he hopes the high ethical standards of Hon. Currys mission and Community Against Crime Commissioner, Wilton Saunders, said that the the gap to North Abaco youth. Local Government Chairman, Leslie McIntosh of Fox Town and Business owner Jonathan Curry of Mount Hope, both commented that they were happy with the evenings turnout. As the evening continued more peo ple came from Cedar Harbour to sit and chat with Mr. Curry as he discussed prac tical solutions to some problems the com munity faces. Refreshments were served, provided by two of great women of the communityAndrea Thompson and Gwendolyn Bain. In a brief interview with Mr. Curry he said that things are now being put in place to provide not just employment but to bring a great deal of infrastructural de velopment, which will take North Abaco to the next level of sustainability. MP Curry holds community meeting in Little Abaco

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Staycation 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/VISABefore I start my rambling I have to thank everyone who has been such a good sport about our recent April Fools Day story. No, the Hope Town Lighthouse has not been sold. But I do have to say how encouraging it was to see so much passion about one of the things that makes Abaco unique! One of the best things about Abaco is how unique, diverse, and yet familiar each of our communities are. I recently had the privilege of visiting Green Turtle Cay for the tremendous Devour! The Beach event. A lot familiar faces were there along with some not so familiar. Every time I visit it strikes me how similar, yet unique, it is. It is exciting knowing theres al ways something new to learn around these islands. It was a fun night that got me thinking: I should really spend more time in Green Turtle Cay. See, I grew up as a Hope Town boy. Throughout my childhood Green Turtle Cay might as well have been on the other side of the world. Same went for those myste rious settlements known as Sandy Point, Fox Town, or Crossing Rocks. But now my job requires me to make trips to these plac es a good bit. It has shrunk Abaco, in a way. However, despite that, our community is still full of surprises. Thinking more on this, it should make us locals jealous the opportunity visitors to our island have. To see this place fresh. To see it new. And to experience Abaco, and all her settlement and Cays, as one whole. Everywhere is exciting and has treasures to yield. So, why should the tourists have all the fun? We owe it to ourselves and to our neighbors to explore our own island a little. You live in the north? Go south. You live in Guana? Spend an afternoon exploring Little Abaco. It makes us rich er individually and as a com munity. With Easter break coming up with that nice long weekend I urge you to think like a tourist and get to know your island a little more. And if you are a tourist I urge you to set out to someplace new in Abaco. You might think youve found the best conch salad vendor, but have you really tried them all? Community Calendar (See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) Festival ment

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the EditorA Waste of $39 MillionDear Editor, Please allow me to vent my anger on what I believe to be the biggest waste of Money I have ever, ever heard of.... dollar Port in North Abaco. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING...THEY MUST BE MAD !!!! Honestly, can some give me a good explanation as to why anyone in their right build a Port in the middle of NO WHERE that NO ONE will EVER USE ???? Whos going to use this Port? Da mail boat from Nassau ? Man dis a bunch of foolishness !! Who idea dis is? Hubert dem? Perry dem? Lets not play the blame game here, whoever is responsible for this made a se rious mistake which needs to be corrected before WE the tax payers wind up trying to agreed to and NO Abaconian wants. I tell you what. The government likes referendums so let me put this question to them. Hold a referendum in Abaco and ask million loan and if they agree to spend it on a Port north of Coopers Town Aba co. I dont gamble (as in illegal numbers houses...that have tripled in numbers even though we the people voted to shut them down) but if I did I would bet 75% of the people of Abaco would say NO.....NO WAY....WE DONT WANT IT. A few might argue that this Port will bring development to North Abaco. I say, What development? Name one single project planned for north Abaco that justiinterested in north Abaco...there are NO beaches north of Treasure Cay....none.... its all just rocky, iron shoreline that is unIf the government is locked into borrowing this money from the Chinese then for Heavens sakes use it for something sensible. Like...how about a new central police station and some new police vehicles? How about rebuilding our government schools that are falling down? Surely this takes precedent over a Port in da Bush. SPEAK UP ABACO BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. If we pull together we the people can stop this madness. SPEAK UP!!!! -Shocked and Astounded Gratuities Should Not Be MandatoryGratuity, I think the word may be losing its meaning here in The Bahamas. Far too frequently I will eat in a restaurant and have a gratuity written into my bill; a gratuity, or tip, should be offered up voluntarily, not automatically added, as its very hard to decline or adjust once its on your bill. Having spent the better part of my life Devour!Dear Editor: gorging on the incredible meals and wine tastings served up at Devour! The Beach at the Green Turtle Club this past weekend, I need the opportunity to let my taste buds recover. For those of you who missed it, Chef the US and Canada, and a Master of Wine from the UK, put on a three day food and wine fest that would leave any foodie and non-foodie exhausted, and smiling. asked what we ate, I would have to say be like saying female when asked to de mere conduit for the chefs talents which were in the sauces, spices, and touches used with these dishes. The Master of Wine was funny, in formative, and down to earth. No wine snob here. This was a guy youd enjoy having a beer with afterwards, and we did. The chefs from Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Ottawa, and Nova Scotia were approachable and mingled with the crowds, before, during and after meals. As their respective courses were being served, they explained what was in each dish and what their inspiration was for the dish. Congratulations to Michael Howell and the Green Turtle Club for planning and conducting an inspired and creative week end. The courage to take a leap of faith for such a unique event deserves recognition in Abaco and beyond. And for those who missed it, youd better hope that Chef Mike and the Green Turtle Club will be willing to do it again next year. This was an experience that was a bargain at any price. -D. Meek traveling the world I can assure you this is the custom most everywhere and where it is not, customers come away with a bad feeling and are likely to seek out other es tablishments because of it. Now I am not being cheap; I inject many thousands of dollars into the local economy voluntarily during my annual visits to The Bahamas including offering generous tips to hard working employees; shop owners please dont make it mandatory, it cheapens the experience for all. Mind you, my primary beef is not with hard working underpaid employees, but rather the small business owners, the mom and pop eateries that are located throughout the smaller islands; these are the people who seem to be adding the ma jority of written in gratuities. As a prior, small business owner myself I can truthfully say I was not underpaid and if I was it was my responsibility to cut my costs or raise my prices; something beyond an average employees control. Owners who own and operate their own restaurants or service establishments should not be including an additional gratu ity for services rendered by themselves, as a business owner I would never have con sidered taking, much less asking for a tip; its an insult to our profession and personal pride as well as an irritant to customers when it is discovered on our bill. Owners, please reconsider this prac tice before it proliferates across the is lands, remember, a happy customer tells one other person whereas a disappointed customer will on average tell eight. -AnonymousThanks to the Person Who Found My Red Life VestDear Editor: I would like to thank the person who it on the white, picket fence on the road going toward the ferry dock. Your kind gesture is greatly appreci ated. You may have saved my life. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Kathy LoseeAbaco PeopleDear Editor: We just returned from a fabulous week on Green Turtle Cay, and wanted the people of the Abacos to know about the kindness and honesty shown by several residents there on the islands. Once we arrived in Green Turtle, we realized that one of our boys left his backpack containing many valuable items including his school IPAD and wallet in the taxi drivers car. Carol Jean Lowe of Kool Karts, who was there to meet us, imme diately jumped into action by calling and tracking down the driver of our taxi to see if the backpack could be located. Cay, and it was dark when we arrived. Samuel Mills, our extremely honest taxi driver, located the missing item and made sure the backpack was put on the Green Turtle Ferry the very next morning. Please see Letters Page 10

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 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 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 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 $95,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour $200,000 Murphy Town lot Great Price 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 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $195,000. 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 Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Large building parcel $55,000 The Cays Green Turtle Cay Council member Donnie Adderley is concerned about ero sion occurring at Gillam Bay after one property owner built a bulkhead on the beach in front of their property. Mr. Adderley, who opposed the local government decision to permit the bulkhead, said that since the bulkhead was built last year hundreds of feet of beach have gone; washed away. He said that in over twenty-nine years Gillam Bay and residents that have built homes near the beach have never had problems with erosion but now he fears that a hurricane coming from the right direction Gillam Bay beach erosion a concern after construction of controversial bulkhead could cut the island in half. He further questions whether the building of such a bulkhead on a beach is even permitted by law. A resident also noted that sand was taken from the bay to nel which he believes will have effects on the land to the leeward. Mr. Adderley said that locals and visitors alike are upset with what has hap pened to the once naturally beautiful beach and a favorite of guests to the Cay. As one regular visitor commented, I have always thought that public access to all beaches on the islands was one of the best things the Bahamian Government has done. He stated that access has been completely blocked by the bulkhead which if you could, there is no place to walk even at low tide. Mr. Adderley said that God gave us a naturally beautiful beach, and the beach belongs to the community and the locals. No one should have the right to take all that away from the people like what has happened here. Mr. Adderley said to allow this beach few would be a disaster and it sets a bad precedent. He is appealing to North Abaco Minister of Parliament Renardo Curry to come and see and do something to save Gil lam Bay for the residents of Green Turtle Cay and the many visitors who come to enjoy our amenities. since the bulkheads construction. Above: the dramatic erosion of beach that some on Green Turtle contend is the re with tides and other natural processes. Carol Jean actually picked it up from the ferry and delivered it to our house. Needless to say, we were so relieved to get the backpack returned to us. Had we not, a damper would really have been put on our vacation. We cannot begin to thank Carol Jean Lowe or Samuel Mills enough! Their honesty, integrity, and helpfulness will never be forgotten. mas!!!! The Joe Bollinger Family Roswell, GA USANO Change in Parking Problems Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing my concerns in the last issue about the parking problems in Marsh Harbour. Vehicles continue to be a problem across the street from Bristol Wines, along Pole Line Road, and around the old BTC building. The situation has not changed one bit, obviously no one cares and its apparent that the company allowing their employees to park there could care less. Why dont they have their employees Harbour Port and Alburys Ferry can pickup and drop-off at that location? This stretch of Marsh Harbour looks disgust ing....do we have a local government? Why are they ignoring this problem? Would someone from The Abaconian please call them? Maybe you can get an answer. Im happy to report the parking prob lem around our building is much improved as illegally parked vehicles that continue to ignore posted No Parking signs have been and will be towed away at the vehicle owners expense. Thank you, B. ThompsonLetters From Page 9

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 The Cays Devour! feeds Green TurtleDevour! The Beach excited foodies, both tourist and local alike, during the three day event in Green Turtle Cay that started March 26. Devour!, best de scribed as an ocean-side wine and food exfamous chefs along with a knowledgeable Master of Wine. Dinners, lunches, wine tastings and special culinary events kept the party going at the Green Turtle Club, where Devour! was held. The events that were planned for the event were the Welcome Reception, Great Wines of Italy, Kitchen North America, Which Wine with Your Fish, Jean Joho French Classic, Chefs on a screening under the stars. Each food and wine paring was ex citing and delicious. For example, some dishes from Kitchen North America, included avocado leaf-crusted tuna with candied jalapeno tropical fruit marmalade. This was served with a 2011 La Monaces ca, Verdicchio di matelica Riserva DOCG Mirum. The servings were made even more special and mouthwatering by having the chefs that prepared them come out before each serving and describe in detail what was in the dish and how it was prepared. Master of Wine, Michael Palij, also took great pride and enjoyment in sharing details about the wines that were being served. The Green turtle Club was also running special, nightly room deals to encour age visitors to stay after the meals and parties ended each day. Molly McIntosh, Sales Manager at the Green Turtle Club, said about the event, We were thrilled with DEVOUR The Beach! I felt it was very well received by the community and the tourists that were here. The food was so different and so excellent and the education on wine that we all got was amazing! I am certain that next years even will be even better and with more time to plan, advertise, and with experience under our belt, that we can of fer even more and get more sponsors to chime in and have this be an annual event that brings in business for all of Abaco. I feel that part of the charm is having it held on Green Turtle Cay, even though it is a little bit of a challenge to get here if you are not staying here, it makes the event more special, being off the beaten path and in this exotic locale. The chefs participating were: Jean Joho (trained in the kitchens of France, It aly and Switzeland; Chef Joho was award ed Restaurateur of the Year by Gayot); Michael Blackie (27 years of experience cooking on three continents, Chef Blackie founded Nextfood.Ca in Canada); Tom Fleming (owner and Executive Chef at Crossroads Diner in Dallas, Texas, Chef Fleming pursues comfort food and creat ing every dish from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible); Craig Finn (owns Chives Canadian Bistro in Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has won numerous prestigious awards, Chef Finn is the author of several cookbooks); Eric Williams (Ex ecutive Chef and owner of Momocho Mod Mex, El Carnicero Tamaleria, Jack Flaps and the Happy Dog Restaurants located in Cleveland, Ohio. Chef Williams was nom inated by the James Beard Foundation for Above: some of the staff at Green Turtle Club that made the event happen. left to right Smith, Chantelle McIntosh. Best Chef-Great Lakes Region.) The Master of Wine was Michael Palij. Mr. Palij provided an excellent and diverse selection of wines throughout the event while providing insightful com wines. Chef Michael Howell is the Execu tive Chef at the green Turtle Club Resort & Marina and was instrumental in organizing this culinary event. Above: Chef Michael Howell prepares a dish. Below: Chef Johos lamb won rave

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 STANDARD HARDWARE Lumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.com Let Standard help you plant your Spring ideas! Lawnmowers Trimmers Chainsaws Irrigation Hoses We stock a wide variety of Business Above: Mrs. Anne Lightbourn, Dir. of HR, interviewing an applicant on April 3. People arrived by the dozens to the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club Job Fair to apply for positions in the exclusive resort. By 10:00 am on April 3, at which time people were to be registered for job applications, a crowd had already formed by St Johns Anglican Church Hall. Approximately thirteen people were needed in the residential Department as well as line cooks, stewards and golf main tenance staff. House Keepers, Space Cleaners and House Men were needed before the Eas ter Holidays as approximately two hundred Club members were expected to arrive at that time.132 apply at Bakers Bay Job FairThe Director of Human resources, Mrs. Anne Lightbourn, one of eight Bak ers Bay personnel conducting interviews, explained that she was looking for people looking for a career, not just a job. She was hoping that the applicants would read the Vision and Mission guides set on each interview table. We want peo ple who will grow with the company, one of the best companies to work for nationwide, people compatible with the environment and our customer service. To expedite the process, applicants were to bring with them relevant documents such as a drivers license, police insurance card and letters of reference. The fair that was to take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm but had to be extended beyond 6:30pm so all the applicants could be interviewed. According to Mrs. Lightbourn, one hundred and thirty two applicants were processed. As they waited to be interviewed, people sat facing a big screen, showing views of the resort and the on-going construction. A meeting was held the following day between the Director of Residential Servic es, Mr. Wasipha Francis, Mrs. Lightbourn and two Human Resources coordinators, Ms. Kenya Farqharson and Ms. Adgadell Adderley. The Director of the Residential Department was also present. After reviewing the screen sheets, approximately twenty people were selected for further investigation and subsequent interviews. Line cooks and stewards will be cho sen after a meeting with the Executive Chef. Epic Battery makes donation to Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The Candy Striped Lighthouse I have just had the pleasure of reading The Candy Striped Lighthouse by Eliza beth Webb. I had heard of this book, which was just released at the beginning of this year, and had believed it to be a children's book. However, on perusing this book I have discovered it to be a delightful poem which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This captivating poem is not only entertaining but tells an important story. Mrs. Webb has succeeded in giving a potted history of the Hope Town Lighthouse and a simple explanation of how it works. She has also portrayed the pride of the people of Hope Town in their very special light house and how devastating it would be if it this unique landmark, which is the last hand wound Fresnel Lens kerosene mantle lighthouse in the world, ever became automated. She encourages everyone who comes Abaco folks to help preserve this unique Lighthouse. This book is exquisitely illustrated by Bruce Johnson whose brightly coloured and detailed pictures add light and lustre Book Review which bring the words of the poem to life. One could spend hours poring over the minute details of his illustrations and ex periencing the landmarks and characters of Hope Town through his artwork. The Candy Striped Lighthouse would be a wonderful keepsake for all visitors who come to our shores and ad mire this beautiful and unique Lighthouse, but also as a coffee table book for locals and gifts for grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Included at the end of the book are articles about the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society and the Hope Town Writ ers Circle plus geographical and historical information about The Bahamas and Hope Town in particular, illustrated by maps and charts adapted from The Cruising Guide to Abaco by Steve Dodge. The book also comes with a supplement which includes the poem and a large illustration of the Lighthouse overlooking Hope Town Harbour. The author, Elizabeth Webb, who has written prose and verse since her child hood, has been a winter resident of Hope Town for many years. She is a published author of a series of Madrigal books for children and poetry and short stories in lit erary magazines in the U.K. She helped found the Hope Town Writers Circle. Artist, Bruce Johnson, whose whim sical pen, ink and watercolour artworks are in collections worldwide, has made Hope Town his winter haven for the past 25 years. The Candy Striped Lighthouse is available from Abaco Treasures in Marsh Harbour, and Ebb Tide Gift Shop and the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. from the book will support the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society in its endeavour to preserve this unique Lighthouse.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Central & All Abaco The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans, visited with Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Res cue (MHVFR) thanking them on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Ellison tinue to do here in Abaco. Mr. Evans said that the department Abaco; without you I dont know what we could have done when we had the Pigeon He said It is because of you who are a part of the volunteer team, you all are important. Mr. Evans told the room of volun teers that theirs is a noble profession, and in this profession you have to have a sense of brotherhood and a love for people. You have to have a love for mankind, and a car ing spirit to be in this profession. Thats the only way we can succeed. He said that no matter what differ while off-duty when the alarm goes off they have to come together and behave as one: one in purpose, one in unity, one in what we do. ment has limited resources yet you do so much; so I am indeed happy to see the per formance that you do, the commitment that as you give so much to this community; we are pleased. vices for the country He will do whatever he can do to assist in terms of augmenting the service that you do, in terms of train ing, whatever we can do, whatever we can offer, we will do just that to assist you.Director of Fire Services visits MHVFRAbove: The Director of Fire Services for The Bahamas, Walter Evans (center), with vol INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gath ered together at Memorial Park for the worlds shortest approximately a quarter mile St. Paddys Day Parade on March 17. The Sixth Annual Parade, which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club, included boaters, second-home owners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping at Jimmys Wines and Spirits to receive a complimentary Sands Snappas the Irish-Pub-for-a-night. John Jensen, organizer of the event, said it is gratifying to see this many peo ple turnout and have a little fun. He said it is a family event and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course. The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club also sponsors Bocce on Sundays at their club house across the road from Snappas. Worlds Shortest St. Paddys Parade held in Marsh Harbour

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Across 2. BINARY Language of 1s and 0s 4. CLOCK Tick tock 6. CRABS Delicacy found crawling after the rain 8. TASK Chore 10. FOOL Prankster on April 1 11. RAGE Famous Abaco Boat, storm surge 13. HURRICANE Gusty menace 15. PORT $39 Million project in North Abaco 16. STINGRAYS Watch out for their barbsDown 1. CITRUS Oranges, limes, etc 2. BUOYANT 3. TRUNK Found on elephants and trees 4. CAKE Cup ______; Johnny ______ 5. CARTILAGE Found in your nose, ears, and sharks. 7. BEACH Full of sand 9. SEAGRAPE Small purple fruit 12. FERRY Water taxi 14. NEST Bird bed Across 3. Home of the Glass W indow Bridge 6. Abaco ruins near Hole in the Wall on Soldier Road 10. Fish nursery 11. Grizzly Black, Brown, Etc 12. Sound shared by Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay 14. Open doors 16. Tasty bivalves 19. Filled with jelly and water 21. Candy striped in Hope TownDown 2. Many come to The Bahamas to do this 4. Feed on sea grass, protective shell 5. Common echinoderm 7. Destiny 8. Animal hide 9. National bird 12. Dolphins larger cousins 13. This Harbour is Abacos capitol. 15. Sport using wind 17. Manta, eagle, etc. 18. Stomaches and rope can both be tied in _______ 20. Play thing April 1 Answers Crossword

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel May 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS SunsailCrime Report Sudden Death On Thursday 3rd April, 2014, Sandy Point Police Station received a report and information that there was a Sudden Death on board The Disney Cruise vessel. Police assistance requested. by Supt. Noel Curry visited the scene at Disney Cruise vessel namely locat responded and spoke with the captain male of Winnipeg Canada. Foul play is not suspected. A team of medical practitioners from Marsh Harbour also visited the scene. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Investigations continue.Causing Harm At 7:50pm on 31st March, 2014, a resident of Guana Cay reported that at about 7:30pm on Monday 31st March, 2014, while at a construction site on Guana Cay a male known to him as saulted him with a hammer. Police ac tion requested. Arrested and charged On Tuesday 1st April, 2014, of suspecta 44 year old male of Guana Cay, Abaco. The suspect was charged and released on bail to attend court on HousebreakingAt 6:53pm on 31st March, 2014, a resident of Treasure Cay, Abaco, reported that while checking his apart ment complex located at Murphy Town, Abaco, he met an unknown male inside the unit who was not au thorized to be there. He suspects that this male broke into the unit. Police ac tion requested. Suspect arrested At 8:35pm on 31st March, 2014, suspecta 30 year old male of No Fixed Address in reference to this mat Housebreaking. He was arraigned on habilitation Center.Armed RobberyAt 10:35am on Sunday 6th April, Town, Abaco, reported that sometime around 10:00am the same date while driving south on Powerline Road, Marsh Harbour, a dark coloured two (2) door, old car,(make, model & li cense plate number unknown) with three male occupants stopped him and robbed him of cash. Police action requested. Investigation continues.DamageA 41 year old male of Dundas Town, Abaco reported to the Marsh Harbour Police Station that on Sunday maroon 2006 Ford vehicle parked on the Basketball Court in the Mudd when a group of young boys from the Pigeon Peas caused damage to the vehicle by throwing rocks at it. Police action requested. Investigations continue.

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 44TH ANNUALABACO ANGLERSFISHING TOURNAMENT April 17 26, 2014 Entry Fees: Adults $85.00 Juniors $40.00 (Includes Banquet dinner) Dinner for non-anglers $35.00 Dates/Times: Begins Thursday April 17th 7:00am Ends Saturday April 26th (Lines in by 12:00 noon) Weigh Stations: Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town Petes Pub, Little Harbour (More Stations T.B.A) Banquet & Awards: Saturday April 26th 6:00pm Hope Town Inn & Marina Rae: Donations from area merchants Trophies by Pete Johnston, Little HarbourFor more information & Entry Forms contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 Email: lighthouse@abacoinet.com or Petes Pub in Little Harbour 577-5487FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!! On March 20, 2014 Brandon Sawyer, son of Beth and Bernice Sawyer and grandson of well-known Abaconi an Jack Lowe, completed an intensive course at Bristow Academy in Titus tor. Now twenty-six years-old, Brandon began his helicopter career in program included Private Pilot, Instru ment Rating and Commercial License. tor (CFI) course at the same day he completed the Professional Pilot Program. (CFI) course was a very challenging experience and I learned a lot about aviation and a lot more about myself, he said. Through the fundamentals of instructing it exposed me to the process of learning and human behavior and how it impacts aviation, allowing me to evaluate risks to become a safer pilot. He is planning now to go to Pen sacola, Florida to do helicopter tours with a company called the Wrong Brothers Flight Training Wing and will help as a helicopter instructor as well. When he goes back he will look well, which may also make him a the Brandon said he did not have a smooth path to his dream and said he had to overcome some adversities. I have had to push; when things were against me I remembered that any dead forward and never gave up on what I wanted to do. He encouraged young people to look for your hopes and dreams in a way to get there, and when you get to where you want to be, keep looking forward. Dont ever settle for some thing you dont want. He said it has been a really chal lenging and rewarding experience and he has met a lot of good friends from across the world at Bristow Academy. He said he is grateful to the Desig nated Practical Examiner (DPE) Dave Thompson a Vietnam Veteran who very experienced guy who was ex tremely tough to please and a good example to follow. He added that the instructors he had, particularly Ross Ansell and Tony Ring, were a tre make me a better pilot. He said he is thankful to the many persons who supported and encouraged him while pursuing his dream, espe cially his parents. Brandon said Its a beautiful walk the ground with your eyes sky ward. Its something freeing and I couldnt imagine myself doing any thing else. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Abaconians in the News achieve this. He thanked his supporters for helping make it happen. Left to right Bran

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise en-GBIsland-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 en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: March, 2014en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 9:00am / 11:00pm / 12:15pm en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm / 5:00pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry Service Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsOffering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet?No.Why? To be fair were getting close, or at least there seems to be some action. Staff are being trained and Customs & Immigration have been given the green light to begin mov ing to the new terminal. FES Construction has even said that all work to be done on the interior is fully completed. en Its a good thing, because we are so late in moving into the new terminal that it has already started growing mold in some places (see above picture.)Check Back Next Issue for Another Exciting Installment in: Is the Airport Open Yet? Advertise with The Abaconian!en For $250 per month receive: Call: 367-3200

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Marsh Harbour 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 Sailboat Rentals . .......................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals . .................................... 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 Green Turtle Cay 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 Guana Cay Alburys Property Management, Cart Rentals . .. 365-5175 Dive Guana Boats, Golf Carts & Bikes . ................ 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals . ..................................... 365-5175 Lubbers Quarters Cruise Abaco . ............................................. 321-220-8796 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals .................................. 365-6502 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals . ................................. 365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental . ................ 357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town 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 Treasure Cay Abaco Adventures Kayaks . ............................. 365-8749 Blue Marlin Golf Cart 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 Schooner Bay Ts Carts............................................................557-1015 DSB Bike Rentals...............................................376-9858 Bonefish Guides Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper Marsh Harbour/Murphy/Dundas 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 ..........................................$$................. 699-4000 Rumrunners...............................$$.................. 367-0171 Snack Shack . ............................... $ . .................. 367-4005 Snappas . .................................... $$ . .................. 367-2278 Wallys . .................................... $$$ . .................. 367-2074 Hope Town 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 Little Harbour Petes Pub . .................................. $$ . .................. 577-5487 Lubbers Quarter Cracker Ps . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Islanders Seaside Rest . ................ $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Bakers Bay Market Place . ...... $$$ . .................. 612-1021 Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 365-5133 Nippers ..................................... $$ . ................. 365-5143 Orchid Bay . ............................... $$$ . .................. 365-5175 Treasure Cay 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 Green Turtle Cay 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 . $$ . ................. 365-4039 Plymouth Rock Cfe . .................... $$ . .................. 365-4234 Shorties Take-a-Way...................$$..................365-4342 Sundowners . .............................. $$ . .................. 365-4060 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 366-4120 Schooner Bay The Blacky Lodge . .................. $$$ . .................. 376-0321 The Red Marlin Bistro...............$$....................426-5440 Judy Maes Kitchen....................$.....................475-7626 Beach Cabana Bar......................$.....................376-9858 Emergency Services Emergancy Medical Services (Ambulance) 367-2911 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 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 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, M.H . ...................................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center, M.H.............................................367-9999 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic, M.H . ........................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis, M.H........................................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 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle CayBlu 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 CayTreasure Cay Marina........ . ..150......... . F............... . ..365-8250 Man-O-WarMan-O-War Marina . .......... 28 . ......... F . .................365-6008 Marsh HarbourBoat 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 TownHope Town Marina . ............ 62 . ............................ . 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ................366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ................366-0065 South AbacoSchooner Bay . .................... 15 . ......... F . ................475-7626 Spanish CaySpanish Cay Marina . ........... 40 . ......... F . ................365-0083 Guana CayBakers 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 Airlines Serving Abaco Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 New Smyrna Beah.......................1-386-478-0600 Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Nassau . ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Nassau . ........................................................... 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida .........................................................367-1920 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers 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 Attractions 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.................................367-3067BeachesPocket 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 Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) www.theabaconian.com Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay. F advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Winter Schedule only (Jan 3rd to Apr 15th, 2014) Dep Nassau 2 pm...Arrive S. Abaco 8 pm... Dep S. Abaco 9 pm. Arrive Freeport Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutesMarsh Harbour cont... . . . . . North Abaco . . . Sandy Point . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Marsh Harbour . . . Dental Services 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 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised April 2014All phones use area code 242 unless notedTours & Excursions . .......... ....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 Marsh Harbour: Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Hope Town: Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Wi-Fi HotspotsGreen Turle Cay: Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Cay: Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill M-O-W Cay: Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 15, 2014 HEALTH INSURANCE Health is Wealth It's known that a healthy society is a wealthy society, that's why Insurance Management offers the largest selection of coverage in The Bahamas Nobody does it better!INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520Freeport1, Pioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 08 April 15th, 2014 By Canishka Alexander With an opening date of December 2014 in sight, Baha Mar representatives recruitment and training arm of the com Baha Mar reps meet with students, prospective employeesPlease see Baha Mar Page 4 Above: High school students engaged in a group activity that focuses on the importance of teamwork during Baha Mar Academys Job Fair on March 27 at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall. Baha Mar Academy is the recruitment and training arm of the Nassau MegaDevelopment, Baha Mar. By Jennifer Hudson National Arts Festival allows students to shinePlease see Art Page 2 Above: St. Francis students performing a beautiful rendition of Winnie the Pooh, during the E Clement Bethel National Arts Festival in April.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Above: Ronelle Excarment from Every Child Counts School. Ronelle was last years National Champion in the Gospel Solo for 13 15 years category. School & Youth News Art From Page 1 Thornton shared tips on breathing tech senior students and teachers for their rendi Above: ACH performs. Above: Man O War Primary School performs. Please see Art Page 8

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Lot 32 Block 3 Homesite located on Treasure Cay Drive across from golf course. $59,000 Lot 74 Block 199 14,439 sq. ft. Canal front homesite with Sea of Abaco views $149,000 Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $275,000 NEW PRICE Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Beach Villa 635 2 Bed 2 Bath 1,025 sq. ft. charming renovated villa, large garage, many extras & upgrades. $279,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed, 3 Bath furnished upper end unit marina condo with 12 and 24 boat slips and storage. $459,000 NEW LISTING Safe & Sound 3 Bed, 3 Bath new 3,500 sq.ft. funirshed CBS home with beautiful views of Galleon Bay. $495,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD School & Youth News Baha Mar From Page 1 though he has not decided on a position as District Spelling Champion returns from Nassau competition Above: Abaco District Spelling Champion, Kaitlyn Russell (center), being congratulated for her performance by North Abaco member of Parliament, Renardo Curry (left) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works & Urban Renewal, Hon. Philip Davis (right). EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYPOSITION: SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIREMENTS:SELF MOTIVATED 2 YEARS SALES EXPERIENCE MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, BOTH WRITTEN & VERBAL MUST HAVE A PROACTIVE APPROACH IN CUSTOMER SERVICEORGANIZED & PROFESSIONAL IN DEMEANOR MUST BE ABLE TO FUNCTION INDEPENDENTLY ABILITY TO WORK WELL WITH OTHER TEAM MEMBERS Interested persons should submit their resume along with cover letter to abacoinquiries@yahoo.com no later then April 21, 2014 We would like to thank all applicants for applying, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander Dental hygienist visits preschoolers at Kingdom Care 4 KidzAbove: Giselle Knowles teaching preschoolers about dental hygiene. Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation awards Abaco studentsBy Samantha Evans across The Bahamas in the areas of aca Treasurer and Member of the Board of

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS BOSF From Page 5 School & Youth News By Canishka Alexander The audience and the students piped dents on a fantastic performance before inAngels Academy celebrates Cultural Day 2014Above: Angels Academy students performing La Cucaracha. Special guests for the day Culture. By Jennifer Hudson First Urban Renewal Fun Day a success Please see Fun Day Page 7

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 COASTAL BUILDING SUPPLY INC FOR ALL YOUR BUILDING NEEDS Need Your Building Products in a Hurry? We Provide all those Speciality Items that are Dicult to Get at the Local Hardware Store WINDOWS AND DOORS: Your local dealer for Andersen Windows and Doors Neuma Fiberglass Doors HURRICANE SHUTTERS: Aluminum Panels, Bahama, Colonial, Accordian PREHUNG INTERIOR DOORS: Supa MDF, Masonite, Primed STAINLESS HARDWARE FASTNERS & CONNECTORS COMPOSITE EXTERIOR TRIM BOARDS: Azek INTERIOR MOLDINGS: Clear, FJ & Composite ROOF TRUSSES PARALAMS & LARGE SIZED LUMBER SOLOR HOT WATER & POOL SYSTEMS CONTACT: ANDREW CURRY Ph: 561-743-2810 Cell: 561-632-2655 E-mail: emacurry@msn.com ferent communities and for different age School & Youth News Fun Day From Page 6 IT Cadet Program Closing Ceremony held under the theme: Empowering Youth through TechnologyBy Mirella Santillo Closing Ceremony on April 3. The Cadets who took part in the program were: Conrad Cornish (ACH), Deion Jones (SCB), Eranda Hield (SCB) Virgil Bain (ACH), Tyshnyque Cunningham (ACH), Rosanna Parker (SCB) and Jonathan Dorsett (ACH). Above: winners at the Grade 2 Spelling Bee on April 4, which took place at the Old Friendship Tabernacle Building. From left to right: Kelsey Marshall (Agape Christian Sawyer (Agape Christian School), third.Agape wins Grade 2 Spelling Bee

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 School & Youth News Press Release Newry, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, on Monday, February 24, are pic tured with the Ambassador and the Hon. Paulette Zonicle, Bahamas Consul General to Washington, D.C., and Deputy Chief of Mission Chet Neymour. From left to right are: Youth Ambassadors pay a courtesy call on Bahamas Ambassador to the United States Art From Page 2 Above: Angels Academy students perform ing.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 The Abaco Club From Management and Sta of The Abaco Club. Recognition and Rewards of The Abaco Club Associates are vital elements of engagement for a productive and satised workforce. The Company recognizes and rewards Services Excellences every quarter through our annualized Diamond Award Recognition Program. We would like to honour the following 2013 Annual Diamond Winners who have been recognized by their peers and leaders for their exceptional service. Vandea Stuart, Exclusive Resort Manager; Sherburt Simms, First Assistant Golf Superintendent; Sonia Pierre, Cook; Robert Sands, Guest Service Ambassador and Jerome Davis, Painter. Congratulations to all of you, Vandea Stuart Exclusive Resort Manager (second from right) Sherburt Simms, First Assistant Golf Superintendent Sonia PierreCook Robert Sands Guest Service Ambassador Jerome DavisPainter Sports Masters Dart Tournament. Shane Sawyer (left) placed second and Angela Russell (right) mas at the Caribbean and Americas Cup 2014. Photo by: Lakeshia Lightbourne-AlburyAbaconians take top marks in Dart TournamentWill represent The Bahamas in the Caribbean and Americas Cup CARIFTA National Team features Abaconians Joshua Wong (Above): The Abaco Swim Club would like to con gratulate Joshua Wong on making the Ba He is part of the boys 13-14 age group. The 36 member team will leave for Aruba April 20. Joshua will be swimming 50M, 100M, 200M breaststroke and 50M but Miller Albury (Above Right): Miller Albury is a freshman in Asheville School. Albury placed fourth in the 100with a school-record time of 56.81 and was also sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (23.04). His backstroke time was the best in WNC this season. Miller is now setting his sights on The is looking forward to reconnecting with his fellow Bahamian swimmers in Aruba, where he will represent The Bahamas again. This is Millers 3rd year on the Ba hamas National Team and he has devel oped a great relationship with the other veteran swimmers, but he is also excited to be joined this year by his friend, and fellow Abaconian Joshua Wong (who will also be joining him at Asheville School in September). Miller will swim all backstroke events 50M addition, he will also be swimming various relays over the course of the four day competition.

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April 15, 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 10 & 11 Sports CARIFTA National Team features AbaconiansSisters Albury Higgs (above left) and Lilly Higgs (above right) both made the National egory. By Timothy Roberts Homer Lowe Regatta tests racing skills Co for her behind the scenes contribution Above: Homer Lowe winners Branden Sands (left) and Andrew Wilhoyte (right.)

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 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 Service for Atwood Le grand Cur ry, affection for Steven son Joseph Joey Swain, age for Gilbert Reckley, Change Minis Service for Mrs. Le onie Aunt Lonie Fa Lou Davis, resident of Sergio, Shoshana, Stavano, Sapphire Da Service for Drayson Ja von Forbes Remembering Family and Friends Service for the Jennie Mae Reckley Nee Curry

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 With Thanks & GratitudeThe family of Legrand Curry would like to express their sincere thanks and gratutude for all your love, support and kindness during his illness and passing. There are times when a simple thank you seems to not be enough and this is one of those times. Atwood Legrand Curry April 6, 1923 March 19, 2014 Many Blessings to You AllThe Curry Family Service for Lacaro Landris Caro Curry Lillian Roberts Remembering Family and Friends She is service for Orthnell Russell, 76, a resident Church of Service for Mr. Alvin Swain age 71 dent of Mur1st, 2014,

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian April 15, 2014 Place a Business Classied ONLY $ 45 per issue for black & white Call for DISCOUNTED price on 6 or More issues or color option prices. Contact Us 367-3200 or email abaconiannews@gmail.com WANT MORE BUSINESS? Business Service Directory Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBen-GBSODen-GBen-GB New BeginnersBabysitting ServicesCare with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience 7 days a week. Evening Service Available Central Pines Abaco, Bahamas Mobile: 242-475-3982 Ms. A. Pratt SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions Solar Panels Solar Batteries Solar Pool Pumps Solar A/C Units Back up Power Systems Solar Golf Cart Charging System Solar & Instant Hot Water Heaters System Installations & Maintenance Charge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Yale Windows G M I MPACT W INDOW & D OOR, I NC Highest Quality at the Lowest Prices Available for Export to the Abacos Available in Standard or Custom Sizes & Shapes in Aluminum or Vinyl Order Today! Be Ready for the Hurricane Season FOR FREE ESTIMATE CONTACT Ph: 561-756-3020 Fax: 954-697-0309 gmdesignbuilding@gmail.com Installation Available by Local Bahamian Craftsmen Impact Hurricane Windows & Doors NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! Complete Cleaning Services WE ALSO SERVICE THE CCAYS! Call us today for a FREE estimate 242554-9905 KEMPS CLEANING COMPANY **WE NOW OFFER** WINDOW WASHING & PRESSURE CLEANING RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES 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 The New Plymouth Inn, features quiet Colonial charm Priced to sell! PROPERTY & HOUSES Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, Bahama Palm Shores Rental, 6688 Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified TODAY School & Youth News Forest Heights Academy Drama Club Presents The Magic Bookstoreing on the production since the beginning Above: the entire cast of Forest Heights play, The Magic Bookstore.Please See: Stage Page 15

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April 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats BOATS AND MARINE BOATS AND MARINE Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified TODAY 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.com19 2003 Spanish Wells Hull, 20 2011 Albury Brothers, 26 Florida Marine, com 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, 13 Boston Whaler, 4760 17.5 Grady White, 27, Center Console,Very Rare 2011 Albury 38 Chug Echo 44 Thompson Trawler, US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: 1999 Chrysler Minivan 2008 Yamaha Golf Cart, 4-seater, gas, Good The Hope Town Harbour Lodge Waitress/Waiter Restaurant Boulders of Sale. Used Bantam Crane, for sale, Call 365-6006 School & Youth News Stage From Page 14 Above: the Wizard of Oz scene with Donte Richard, Keonte Nightingale and Rebekah Higgs. St James Methodist Youth Group holds fundraiser nior-high age group going to assist an im

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