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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 22 NUMBER 10 May 15th, 2014 Whats Inside A6 B6 A7B10B12A23 B13A9 Whats Happening A8 By Timothy Roberts As the construction phase nears com pletion the primary delay on opening the Central Abaco Mini Hospital is the wait for medical equipment to arrive for instal lation. Despite the government eyeing the possibility of the completion of construc tion by the end of 2013, a number of inte rior changes caused delays. According to Alan Sharpe, Director at Coastline Construction, the mini-hospital is now basical ly complete and they are waiting for medical equipment to arrive so that they can, He said regarding the ordering of medical equipment that there is an ongo ing evaluation of what equipment will be brought in which is preventing them from So there will be some expected delay as depending on exactly what equipment they Mini Hospital updateConstruction phase nears completionPlease see Clinic Page 6 Sand Banks blaze destroys half of all homesGreen Turtle celebrates Heritage Day Noel Curry,

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 North Abaco Half of Sand Banks Destroyed by FireBy Timothy Roberts In the early morning hours of May 4 a Cay destroying about half of the homes there and leaving hundreds homeless. Colin Albury, Fire Chief of Abaco Crash Fire and Rescue (ACFR), said that he received a call from a resident of Sand also called in Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue to assist. Mr. Albury said he faced challenges and the nearest hydrant which is about 3.2 miles away as well as persons blocking the access points as they removed items from homes in the area. He noted that a number He said there were multiple explo and gas containers as well as propane tanks, making the situation extremely danAccording to reports, a 23 year old house in the middle of the burned section. Residents say he dropped a lit kerosene lamp in his room and questioned his men tal capacity. was arraigned for Damaging and endangering property by the wilful and negligent was remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation Center until May 22, 2014. for extinguishing the blaze and thanked all the other agencies that came together to as sist in putting together the initial response She said all agencies are taking steps to see what can be done to make the victims more comfortable and noted that though few had taken advantage, Friendship Mis sion housed was open to receive persons needing to be temporarily housed and fed. numbers show that about 120 persons have household that have registered. She said they have over 100 adults and over thirty She made a plea for persons affected be dealt with and reassured them that this Ken Dorsett, Minister of Housing a human tragedy and we are addressing that we get the right information to understand from an emergency housing perspec In a report published by the Depart ment of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) they reported that there are about understands from details at the scene that destroyed. He said there are environmental concerns at this site as you can see it is very close to a water reservoir so DEHS is onsite to provide a complete report to sion with the persons who own the land to determine the medium to long term solu tions. Mr. Dorsett said he has been working along with the North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry and Central and South Abaco Minister of Parliament Edison Key concerning the shanty towns known as the Mudd and the Pigeon Pea and He said that whatever is done in terms of reconstruction will have to be done in accordance with the laws of the tional Security, said that when there is a sive investigation because we have to be der control because this could have been a He said that the persons who own property must obey the law and that we must stop these types of occasions from tigation and noted that people here are al ready providing assistance to the victims. Minister of Parliament for North Ab aco, Renardo Curry said that for far too this in Abaco. We want to look at preven tion and how we can stop this from hap He said we have to look at alterna have plans to have discussions with the owner of this property. We will look at whether they are allowed to rebuild here or

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 North Abaco China Harbour Engineering Company to provide relief supplies for more than 100 Abaco residents who were left homeless Staff members were mobilized on tional aid efforts. Principal of CHEC Felix Chang said as soon as the company heard about the disaster, it was compelled to as sist in any relief work. We automatically felt the need to do something for the people of Abaco who any way that we can. Our staff was very happy to be able to donate sleeping bags, fuel, gas cookers, pots, can openers, water, grits and many Social Services North Abaco district yesterday, where supplies are being organized for the victims. prepares to start construction shortly on the commitment to community and improving the lives of residents where possible. China Harbour Engineering in the world, the company has engaged in a number of Corporate Social Responsibil ity activities including the sponsorship of athletic and sports teams, environmental cleanup campaigns, the support of cultural competitions, donations to children and old age homes and disaster relief efforts. CHEC looks forward to engaging in these going forward. Cheque presented to Lee Homeowners ty Association met with Danny Sawyer and to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. the past seven years. We would really like to thank the Marsh Harbour Fire Department for al ways being on the watch and always be very important as a small community that

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 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 Central & All Abaco Its Better in The Bahamas creator passes away 2014 at the age of 70 years. McKinney was born and raised in the settlement of Sandy Estelle McKinney, and seven children. Ac cording to family members, much of McK dinary people's person among guests to our country and the entire Abaco community. McKinney I will be held at Full Gospel As a.m. May he rest in peace. Soft opening of airport imminent?By Timothy Roberts the new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour facility. and Aviation, Glenys Hanna-Martin, met consultants from Vantage Airport Group (VAG) who is currently responsible for Airport in Nassau. It is noteworthy that She said that a cadre of security of security training and stand ready at open added that the Department of Civil Avia tion is now engaging in additional system security works as well. Mrs. Hanna-Martin said the ancillary works, such as paving, are winding down, nal works to be completed by the Ministry of Works; the focus is now on preparing for operational readiness. Currently, sources say the target date gers are expected to begin using the new airport terminal going forward. she also toured the Marsh Harbour Port where works have commenced for the new lighting installation and very shortly the She said these measures are designed Over the next few weeks security staff will undergo refresher International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code training and it is intended to enhance capacity in will be getting. nected and water is on, but while the wir made their connections live. He noted the parking lot is nearing parking lot instead of sand and seal and Mr. Sharpe expects that it will last con siderably longer. After the parking lot is completed landscaping will be carried out to beautify the surrounding area. for the opening of the new Mini Hospital but as work winds down the end appears to be in sight.Clinic From Page 1 Seaview Radio promotes Bahama Islands through live broadcasts Representatives from Seaview Radio May 2. Vice President and General Manager, the purpose of their visit was to promote the period. Please see Seaview Page 7

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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 Central & All Abaco We coordinated this with the Min courage people to come and experience Grand Cay, Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, and Marsh Harbour. ager of Public Relations in Plantation, Fla.; Woody Wilson, Sales Manager for sort. Permanent Secretary and Neil Campbell, trator were also in attendance. As part of their broadcasts, callers as she sampled native dishes and caught up on some much-needed relaxation. that their audience is comprised of mature individuals with disposable income, which equals a perfect match for the Family Is lands. periences throughout the islands because it allowed them to offer more emotional and picturesque information for their listeners. Our experience gives us better in will forge a strong relationship with the visit Florida and vice versa. Seaview From Page 6 By Timothy Roberts the bush behind the government clinic on schools being threatened by the blaze. Marsh Harbour Government Clinic which was quickly extinguished; however, the now ablaze. suspect was picked up in relation to the Firemen concerned by amount of used needles discarded behind clinic with the amount of vials and needles seen in the bush behind the clinic. blazes around a number of businesses and to and behind St Francis de Sales School all vehicles and was able to prevent damhad brought it under control by late Friday.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Accountable Name: Address: Address: City: St. Postal code: + Country: E-mail or Tel # If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA One Year Subscription (24 issues) US$ or B$ $25 Bahamas via surface $45 USA via 3 rd Class US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface The above subscription is a gift from: ORDERYour Abaconian Today GIFTGive a Subscription as a Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Why subscribe? According to the Minister of Glenys Hanna-Martin, this is the opened airport. According to Mem ber of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, I will be deliver son International. May 27 (this year) is the latest deadline. Unique in the history of our airport deadlines in that it is a is will that deadline hold. Or will Abaco face the same humiliation she has endured in the past. You will have to forgive my tone, dear reader, if I sound skep velopment of the airport, or more accurately the lack of development, since April 2012 when FES Conpublic that the airport would be ready for September that year. So what happens if history re peats itself? What happens when May 27 breaks and the doors remain closed? What happens when ably before. So what do we do? Do we con tinue to accept excuses? We have so far. Maybe we get treated exactly how we deserve. be optimistic. A lot of signs are pointing to this being a legitimate opening that is being planned for from Mr. Curry, different contacts involved with the airport are conFront Page coverage, history of the airport, quotes and stories, special headers the whole shebang. the airport is actually open depends on those who have made the promis es. It would be a true shame to miss another deadline. A true shame.Community Calendar(See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events)en Derby Cookout day) day) mer Celebration Party Bradley M. AlburyEditor-in-Chief Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Timothy Roberts, Samantha Evans Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Mirella Santillo, Lee PinderLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford P.O. Box AB-20213 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-3200 FAX: 242-367-3677 www.theabaconian.com AbaconianNews@gmail.com U.S. Address: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32168 Free at over 100 Abaco locations 8,000 Copies Published Twice Monthly Subscribe Today!!

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Thoughts about Dear Editor, Have you been to the new water com my bill and was appalled at the black tint customer can barely see and cannot hear the person behind the window. What are they hiding from? I also went to pay my National Insur a corner so only one window can be used at has a cashier behind it. One must stand midway between the windows and listen for a voice to guide them in choosing a window. It makes me feel like Dorothy going to talk to the Wizard of Oz! What are they hiding from? on their service windows as you can still essary to tint the windows at all? Fortufriendly and got rid of their awful dark black glass windows. Now, one can actu ally see, hear and talk to the service representatives while paying utility bills. dows offensive and I always feel silly standing in front of one wondering if anybody is behind it. I think that the govern windows so that we may see and talk to the representatives. For many of us, bill paying is the only contact we have with the company and those black windows do not leave a favourable impression. A friendly smile and kind word while paying a bill would be much appreciated by the public. least 2 years old already and there is still no to assist the public in navigating the build on Abaco? Who would be in charge of get ting the directory and signs? Maybe the Abaconian can start a bi-monthly feature be installed between the roadways leading into the government complex front en at that entrance are getting large enough ver and before long the asphalt is going to break up along the edges of the road where drivers are crossing over. Maybe Letters to the Editor Thank You to BAARK DonatorsDear Editor, As the broker of Abaco Island Prop erties real estate company I recently sent out a request to all real estate companies that do business in Abaco asking for sig Realtors commonly receive com and stray dogs. With this in mind I thought we would get a good response from all of the real estate companies but was very surprised at how little we did receive. Out of thirty sev en letters, I received eight responses with only three donations. I along with the whole volunteer group and many others would like to give those companies and their owners a great community in which we all live and work. hamas who donates to the same program in Nassau and Mario Carey Real Estate who has his own monumental program of Autism in Nassau but was kind enough to respond to us. Abaco Estate Services in tle Cay also provides donations and huge amounts of time throughout the year. Hopefully in the future some of the others will be in a position to contribute to this necessary cause. At this time I would also urge other businesses and private individuals to get involved and help the Abaco Shelter with donations and time. For information please go to www.abacoshelter.org Sincerely, James Rees they are working on the roads? Which leads me to another thought, what the heck is going on with the road construction in Marsh Harbour and are you planning a feature called Are the Roads Humiliated at the Marsh Harbour AirportDear Editor, April 1-29, 2014, visiting family and friends on different islands. We left for home from the Marsh Harbour Airport on humiliating search of our luggage and invasive pat-down of our bodies that we have ever encountered. need to remove our shoes for security in the USA. In Marsh Harbour, nearly ev erything was taken out of our checked bags and shaken (dislodging breakable souve nirs that had been carefully packed) and pat-down. Hands of the agents were put in places they should never be allowed to touch. I was asked to lift my shirt to above my waist. Fingers were combed through hair. I have had many pat-downs in the US due to a battery implant, but never have I had anything like this. but this must be stopped. In addition to it taking an inordinate amount of time for these lengthy searches and pat-downs of the humiliation is something that I will not go through again. I would like to hear from you that this disgraceful practice has been abandoned before I ever visit Marsh Harbour again. other Family Islands we visited. I see a beautiful new airport in Marsh Harbour, with continual delays as to its opening. I was told that it has scanners for luggage and passengers. Is this true? What is the reason for the delay of its opening? above must cease immediately! Sincerely, A Humiliated Visitor from the USAVAT & PotholesI am writing this to express my dis I currently own property on Abaco and on a visit recently was driving on crashed after striking a large pothole and nearly hitting several more. Also upon learning of some politician introducing a about building a home here or suggesting anyone else do as well. Fix the potholes and vote against a see how it works for everyone. I look for ward to living here soon and supporting my community anyway possible. Kindest Regards, Mark E Webb

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 The Cays Heritage Festival shares Abacos cultureBy Timothy Roberts Cay where locals and visitors alike were treated to a variety of native foods, music, drama, games and informative talks on May 2 through 4. Opening mid-day Friday, May 2, vis itors were treated to a number of informa by Peter Roberts and boat building, by At the Festival site visitors were pre sine as large crowds gathered around food booths to get scorch or conch salad, conch and goodie bars; enough to satisfy everyout the weekend with something for every tug-of-war matches, egg and spoon races and sack races, all of which were coordi nated by the lovely wenches, dressed in period costumes dating back to the late Children from the settlement put on then helped the audience to get in on the plaiting too. cultural entertainment throughout the al, drawing a crowd to watch and somedelightful performances by Amy Roberts ing the day. At night guests were entertained by World famous Gully Roosters as well as being treated with the colorful and beauti ful sights and sounds of Junkanoo by the little Island Slammers. ecumenical service, which was expected to be held under the tent at Settlement Point, however some strong winds upset the tents and the location was moved to New Plymthanks, singing and worship together and hearing from visiting preacher Cranston Knowles. Peter Roberts also had tables set up to give information and literature on their various search group lead by Peter Roberts set up in the Gospel Chapel Education Hall where they took saliva samples for DNA tests and cestral roots. North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry noted during the opening ceremony the historical roots of the festi Please see Heritage Page 11

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Abaco Hardware The Cays Hope Town District Council approves $28.4 million worth of construction in historic session held a record breaking meeting on April 29, 2014. of the meeting, the Council approved tion. amount has far surpassed any other amount passed in a single meeting by this body since the inception of local government Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham also stated that not only has the District Council broken a record of their own, but it is most likely that this approved amount is greater than any other district in the history of local government Chief Councillor Sweeting used this point to reiterate and commented, It is because we live in and operate in an ex traordinary district that we should, and we must, receive an increase in our upcoming He went further to say, I trust that when the government debates the national budget in their upcoming budget debate in parliament, they consider the sheer vol ume of applications this council considers, which to handle applications correctly, reto the three cays in our district is astro nomical, and we deserve an increase in our budget. Geographically our district is spread out over 30 miles. All of this con struction that gets approved from month to month, among other revenue enhancers, this district pumps untold millions into the public treasury and I have the numbers to prove this. We need to be given serious consideration for an increase in our budget so that we may adequately carry out our duties and responsibilities for our communities, duties that we are mandated to carry holds a town planning segment in their meeting each month during their District Council meetings. nual District Council report every year. lion dollars-worth of home construction. viously be increased this year, with the single meeting approval of $28.4 million dollars in building application approvals. val and the bond connecting Key West Key West he said. We are very proud of Wilchcombe who sent his apologies. He said that the Minister and everyone at It brings together everything we imagine accomplishing in tourism. IRHF brings the community together in a special traditions, practices and values that have bound us together as a people. More im portantly we are handing those traditions and values on to our young people. In this way we never forget who we are so our Annabelle Cross, head of IRHF Com mittee, thanked all who assisted in making the Island Roots Festival a success. She said that IRHF is a work in progress and each year they build on the experiences of past festivals. She thanked Karen McIntosh for the part she played in developing the festival over the last ten years. Heritage From Page 10

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 South Abaco Artisans show their stuff at the Little Harbour Spring Art Show Some of the best artists and crafts people of Abaco displayed their creations It was the perfect day for an art show in the open, albeit a little hot. However, a cool ocean breeze came through as peri odic relief. Under a large tent, close to the park ing lot, craft artists offered their latest sewn items and pine needle work. ley, a silversmith, gets his inspiration from the local sea-fauna, producing delicate and exquisite pieces in sterling silver or silver part of a bracelet, a pendant, or earrings. Some of his creations are also functional such as one of his latest pieces, a bottle opener the handle made of boar tusk. Kim Roberts, of Dawn Design, is fa mous for her kilts, but is always exploring new media. She has now added ceramic to her work. She also gets her decoration in spiration from nature. Quite a few people gathered at Chris needle and clay-fashioned items. Many were particularly interested in the earrings elry. play of sea glass items. Earrings and pendants crafted out of rare black and blue sea glass also attracted many onlookers. Wood-turner, Stephen Albury, offered a large selection of wood crafted items, such as bowls, pestles, pot-pourri to a high shine with some items decorated with semi-precious stones. An array of sewn items such as place mats, phone covers, iPad covers, cushions, purses, key-chains crafted in colourful and varied fabric was spread over the table of tion of our local sea life that they seem to greet onlookers. A huge woodpecker eating berries, on a beautiful foliage background imme Ritchie reminded one of a lazy day at sea watching the sail boats go by. Using oil for the originals, he also offers them as prints. canvas fabrics and t-shirts stamped with the same original motifs. He explained that he was in the process of creating a whole new line. A new-comer, Francoise Hedden, ex plained that she painted scenes inspired by the natural designs on wood. to the Abaco art scene, occupied the second his potential, he is trying his style in a va riety of media, even using different media in the same painting. Of course, the Foundry Gallery was open, featuring the bronze work of Pete Johnson. Please see Art Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Outside the gallery two nature lov Albury, occupied tables. Ms. Albury offered a variety of functional and decorative items created from shells, drift wood, and sea glass. orchids, air plants and other bromeliads from the display table to the wall of the building. Delicate sea urchins holding min iature air plants, hung from lattice, sharing the space with larger ones. As the afternoon went on, crowds of people arrived. Wild boar was on the menu into the evening. Well-attended, it seemed that the Show was a great success for organizers and participants. South Abaco Art From Page 15 Margaret Schuitemaker, a widow and a long-time resident of Cherokee, received a new roof this past weekend courtesy of her neighbours. She paid for the materials, Cherokee community comes together to help neighbourbut the labour was all volunteers. Saturday morning, May 10 to come to pairs and replacement of the roof on her tiny home in Cherokee. A group of eight local men came to her rescue to remove the old roof and replace some of the wood and shingles needed for the new roof. not many places left in the world where your neighbours would come to your assis tance when you need them, but in Chero kee they do. It would be impossible to re call all the good deeds people do for each other in the little community of Cherokee. In Cherokee, neighbours watch out for each other and try to help others when ever, and wherever, they can. Phenomenal Womens Luncheon held in Cherokee fully it never materialized and the sun con when Reverend Marie Neilly of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound, together with other Abaco ladies, gathered Please see Women Page 17

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Also on sale the image of Epworth Methodist Church history. Sales from all these items helped to a kitchen or even any running water and everything, except the tables and chairs, had to be transported from somewhere else spread, the place settings were complete with small remembrances of the day for each guest to take home and fancy china coffee and cake afterwards. Young waitresses were there to serve the ladies and subtle decorations helped to enhance the atmosphere and calm the of the guests take a break for themselves. alize and recognize some of the exceptional qualities and to celebrate them with other phenomenal women. When invited to the event none want ed to admit that they were exceptional or extraordinary and many were too shy to highlight their own virtues in the midst of other phenomenal women. However, they something or someone from their past that may have changed their lives or possibly path; a mentor, a pastor, a family mem ber or a casual encounter with a complete Women From Page 16 stranger. As the ladies themselves were to be the program for the day, those who chose to speak gave some interesting recollec tions. not attend were sorely missed, as there is something in all of us that sits us apart and makes us phenomenal. One set of phenomenal women recognized were mothers, especially those same women had to tote water from the community rainwater tank or, if they were lucky enough to have a sweet-water well they would have to pump enough water for it, always preparing enough to share (for Cherokee women are still seen every day carrying a covered plate of food to a neigh always amazes our visitors and by sharing their food there also were never any left overs. called a galley, that had to be kept burncame to get hot coals to start their coals burning again after theirs had died down. hardships for sometimes twelve weeks or more at a time while the men were off on Phenomenal Women, and I believe some of the ladies who attended the luncheon are the grand-daughters and great-grand daughters of those same women, and they probably heard these stories repeated many times at their own family reunions. am to knead and bake the bread every day rock ovens built with mud taken from the creek along the track rocks and constructed out in the yard, away from the house. washboard by hand and hung the clothes and rolled the pieces of clothing and placed them in a laundry basket ready for ironing. Wednesday was set aside for sewing of clothes for the whole family, from unfrom remnants of cloth brought from Nas something they would have salvaged from on an old-fashioned-hand-operated Singer Sewing Machine that was probably handed down to them by their Momma. Every family had chickens, some had goats or hogs which they kept in Yellow Wood or on Duck Cay. All this helped to feed the family till the fathers returned home. General housecleaning took place left they visited the sick and elderly on Friday. On Saturday mornings the women brought clean white sand from the beach and spread it over the yard (no one had any grass back then) and one of the chores of the older children was to use a turbot skin gleamed and smelled like the yellow pine trees from the nearby forest that they were built from. Sundays everyone was in church, in fact, families gave an extra donation to as sure a reserved pew back then, because the church was always full with over 400 per sons living in Cherokee and all the children came to Sunday School at the Methodist tended school every day, except maybe during the rainy season when they knew the crabs would be crawling, or it was the time of the year to go hunting for the wild white-crown pigeons, or the lobster were on the march. the children had a good Christian up-bringing that would carry them through life. Young women learning what their mothers taught them, growing up to take their place in the community, and preparing them to be good wives and mothers; these were the real Phenomenal Women. Marie Merlieu, a resident of Coorecited the poem to the delight of all the at the luncheon. A seemingly shy young lady, she certainly had a way of bringing out her assets in a very visual and convinc ing performance and the audience showed their great appreciation in their applause. She is a promising future star. If nothing else, the luncheon achieved one thing the next time any of these thirty six ladies happen to meet on the street they will all feel a certain amount of pride and kinship in that they met once before, in other Phenomenal Women. Many of the women who agreed to come to the luncheon hold extremely im a phenomenal housewife or mother.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAY 15, 2014Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof, 1,600 s/f patios & walks, 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel,100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, $1,349,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000. "Girasole" # 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guesthouse. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Houses Condos Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $369,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $225,000. Beach Villas # 651# 2230 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping. $209,000. Royal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $369,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential. $299,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 2 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades, new air conditioning & asphalt architectural shingles. Close to beach. $229,000. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath 3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home. 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel, 100 beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views. $1,795,000. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f villa, furnished near beach, pool, shops & marina. $229,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2035 # 1981 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach. Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $429,950. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbour front Home, panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage. $949,000. HousesRoyal Poinciana # 2512 #2060 2 bed, 2 bath, ground level furnished beachfront condo,on site pool & tennis court. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $325,000. Beach Villa # 715 # 2072 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f turn-key furnished beachfront villa. Well maintained, excellent vacation rental income potential. $299,000. #2073 Condo # 1211 1 bed, 1 bath, 462 s/f ground level furnished harbourfront condo. Great views. $149,000. Mariners Cove Condominiums#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit. Totally upgraded in 2013. Priced for immediate sale. $ 188,500. #655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $189,000. The White House # 2131-Awesome 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 level tastefully furnished Ocean Blvd. beach home, 3,312 s/f under air, plus garages58,500 s/f landscaped parcel-150 beach frontage. panoramic sea & beach views. $2,655,000. Hulls Landing # 2204 3 bed, 3 bath plus loft, turn-key furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 2,700 s/f under air, + garage & covered porch. Pool & dock. Many extras. 10,000 s/f parcel w/80 canal frontage. $995,000. Helens Point # 1791 4 bed, 3 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153 of bulkheaded seawall & dock. $1,095,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4 # 16203 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condos on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW EACH $ 599,000. Beach Villa # 601 # 2240 2 bed, 2 bath, 865 s/f turn-key furnished villa. Recently upgraded, well maintained, near beach. Priced to Sell! $199,000. Beach Villa # 655 # 2241 2 bed, 2 bath exceptionally large 1,013 s/f attractively furnuished villa near beach. Excellent vacation rental income potential $299,000.Royal Palm # 2437 # 2286 Well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Panoramic harbour views. Boat slip & dock. $389,000.Casa Pita, Ocean Blvd. #2334 Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 5,234 s/f furnished beachfront estate home on 51,452 s/f landscaped lot w/110 beach frontage. Includes guest house & 2 double garages. $3,495,000. # 2321 Mariners Cove 1217 1 bed, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished unit overlooking harbour & marina Great vacation rental income potential. $139,000. Royal Palm 2301#2311 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Desirable end unit. Private finger dock & slip. Golf cart. $299,000. Full Moon # 2163 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 level furnished canal home, 2,990 s/f under air, recently renovated, many upgrades. 86 deep water dock & boat lift. $ 895,000. Royal Palm 2325 #2285 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Great harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. $259,000. # 12 Ocean Blvd. # 1007 Elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 3,500 s/f furnished beach home. 100 beach frontage, pool. Recently refurbished Excellent vacation rental income earner. $1,995,000. Ocean Villa 923 #2332 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near to beach, marina & shopping. Well maintained, Excellent rental income potential $299,000. Treasured Times # 2365 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished canalfront home, 3,430 s/f under roof, fully refurbished in 2007, double garage, many upgrades & extras. 16,000 s/f lot, 90 canal frontage. $779,000. #2359 Condo # 1108 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished condo overlooks harbour. $139,000. Royal Palm 2480 # 23103 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Deep water dock, artwork, van & golf cart included. Near beach. $463,000. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,850 s/f under roof, double garage, covered verandah, 15,306 s/f pacel, 91 canal frontage, 25 finger dock, boat lift. $2,495,000. #2391 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f furnished harbourfront condo, includes garage. $175,000. #2390 Condo # 1412 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f turn-key furnished harbour condo, garage. $199,000. Beach Villa 685 #2360 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 886 s/f turn-key furnished villa just 2 minutes from beach. Renovated & refurbished. $249,000. Yellow Coconut Cottage # 2211Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 level Brigantine Bay canal home. 1,541 s/f under air, plus balconies, patios & garage. Private boat slip & 20,000 boat lift, golf cart, many extras. $749,000. Sunny Side # 2013 Luxurious 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,704 s/f furnished sea view home on 15,750 s/f landscaped lot. Well maintained, close to Treasure Cay Beach & Windward Beach. Many upgrades. $499,000. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beach condo, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Beach Villa 648 # 2420 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,050 s/f furnished villa near beach. Recently renovated and expanded. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $199,000. Beach Villa # 638 #2306 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,127 s/f tastefully furnished home on large double lot, washer/dryer in unit, near beach, good rental income potential. $324,000. Hayes House #2452 Luxurious 3 level, 4 bed, 5 bath beachfront estate home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,600 s/f under roof, plus 3,400 s/f verandahs. Elegantly furnished, well maintained. Includes Vehicle & golf cart $2,995,000. Treasure House # 7 #2455 2 bed, 2 bath 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider beach home Community pool, Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $329,000. Bahama Beach Club 2023 #2456 BEST PRICED 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,645 s/f ground level tastefully furnished, owner occupied beachfront condo. Includes giolf cart garage. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $449,000. R E D U C E D Elysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $497,000. Atlantis 2107 #2392 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath 875 s/f ground level furnished canalfront condo. Includes private dock slip $285,000. #2480 Mariners Cove 1511 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level 845 s/f furnished condo overlooking Treasure Cay marina, Well maintained, near beach, close to shops. $239,000. Beach Villa 676 #2488 Large 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,250 sq. ft. furnished villa near beach. Owner occupied, but with excellent vacation rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 506 # 2495 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f furnished garden villa comprising 2 back-to-back units. Ideal as a prime vacation rental income property. $299,000. Peace & Plenty # 1927 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 3.5 bath 1,930 s/f furnished beach home, plus 1485 s/f covered balcony. 163 beach frontage on 1.453 landscaped acres. Separate guest cottage. Recently renovated. $2,495,000. Blue Treasure #2533 Fully renovated & upgraded 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f unfurnished home 700 s/f open deck on 13,500 s/f parcel Move-In Ready. Enclosed Yard. Auxiliary generator. Exceptional Value. $279,000. UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACTCondosBahama Beach Club 2030 # 2364 3 bed, 2 bath elegantly furnished 1,650 s/f 2nd level luxury beach condo. Well maintained, owner occupied.Many upgrades. $679,000. Bahama Beach Club 2047 # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath, ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo, close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades & enhancements. Superb sea views. $795,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. FURNISHED $599,000. Royal Poinciana 2612 #2552, Charming & well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,600 s/f 2nd level furnished beach condo w/loft. Spectacular sea views. $475,000. Royal Palm 2402 # 2544 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,264 s/f well maintained 2nd level turn-key furnished harborfront condo w/ loft, private boat slip/dock on and golf cart. $399,000. Atlantis 2201 # 2537 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level, 1,000 s/f furnished Brigantine Bay condo.. Desirable end unit.Private finger dock, boat slip. $295,000. Laguna # 1875Charming 1,550 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 102 canal frontage with T dock & 16,000 lb boat lift. $595,000.UNDER CONTRACTGaliano 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,740 s/f under air, 2 level multi-family sea view furnished home, plus 3,280 s/f patios, verandahs, gazebo & garage. Newly built, well maintained, Close to beach. Great rental income potential. $649,000. Galiano & adjoining lot package available at $979,000. Harbour View House # 1380 A Bonefish Paradise! Furnished 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level, 3,314 s/f under roof.. 18,800 s/f lot, 150 beach frontage. Elevated sea views. $699,000.UNDER CONTRACTTop of the Rock # 2014 3 bed, 3 bath turnkey furnished home, 1,824 s/f living space, 740 s/f covered porches, double garage. 198 beach frontage on 2 lot parcel. Fantastic elevated views along entire Treasure Cay Beach. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Beach House # 2574 New furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,720 s/f under house roof, + double garage. 158 beach & dock fronage. Boat lift. 24,732 s/f parcel. $875,000.NEW LISTINGSea Cliff # 2179 Luxury 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level sea view home. 2,550 s/f tastefully furnished .12,589 s/f elevated landscaped lot. Excellent rental potential. $549,000. Canals End #2573 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 level furnished home at end of Galleon Bay canal. 1,680 s/f 2nd level living. 1,280 s/f garage, 89 canal frontage, 11,338 s/f lot Superior canal views. $395,000.NEW LISTING SOLDR E D U C E D Sanddollar Condo 8 #2575, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,500 s/f 2nd level plus loft tastefully furnished beach condo. Well maintained. Sea & beach views, community pool $495,000.NEW LISTINGR E D U C E D Sea House, Windward Beach #2594 2 level furnished executive beach home, plus canal parcel. 2,600 s/f under air, 4 bed, 4 bath, pool. Boat slip/lift on canal lot. $2,295,000.R E D U C E D R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTR E D U C E D NEW LISTINGDeelarryus #2305 4 bed 2 bath furnished Sea of Abaco home. 1,674 s/f under air, + covered patio & garage. 16,326 s/f parcel, 100 seawalled frontage $599,000.Ocean Villa 925 #2587 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished ocean view villa. Near beach, shopping & marina. Excellent rental income potential. $299,000.Royal Palm 2401 # 2607, 3 bed, 3 bath, (including loft) 2nd level unfurnished harbor condo, well maintained, fully refurbished in 2007, boat dock/slip, storage garage $425,000.NEW LISTINGPalm Bay # 9 # 2108 4 Bed, 3.5 bath, 2,077 s/f turn-key furnished harbourfront townhouse. Golf cart included. Private boat slip, Excellent vacation rental income potential. $579,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2025 #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground level condo, 1,650 sq. ft. Tastefully furnished, well maintained. Great views. Excellent rental income. $599,000 Pineapple Point Resort, Unit 3 #1700 Newly built, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level luxury waterfront condo. Private deep water dock. Community pool. $675,000.R E D U C E D

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAY 15, 2014 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco LEISURE LEEBAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, Power & telephone available. $35,000. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $348,500.TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f ) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000. MARSH HARBOURSales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau Oce MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $168,000.Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home, recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120 bulk-headed canal frontage, 78 lay-along dock. $420,000. Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot, 88+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock & davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #1692 Prime residential lot # 3 less than 200 from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $1,899,500. Brigantine Bay # 1622-1625 4 adjoining level & cleared canal lots from 11,693 s/f to 13,876 s/f with canal frontages from 74 to 87. All lots with sea walls installed. Utilities available. Great water views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. From $266,000. to $592,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward Beach lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,205 ,000.Vacant Land Treasure Cay Beach Parcels Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #2036 Prime residential lot # 17, close top Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 100 sandy beach frontage each, 21,675 & 23,000 s/f cleared, walled parcels. All utilities available. Fabulous sea views. EACH $ 599,000. GREAT CISTERN CAY# 2176 Rivendell Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,284 s/f. furnished beach cottage on 17,090 s/f parcel with 110 of Sea of Abaco frontage. $359,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 10, Blk. 203 # 1905 large 18,330 s/f parcel, 91 bulkheaded canal frontage, 480 s/f garage & dock. All utilities available $275,000. # 1197 Beachfront Lot # 7, 17,095 s/f with 126 hard rock & sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available. Enchanting Sea of Abaco views. $ 259,000. Inland Lot Near Beach # 2022Large 21,450 s/f choice corner lot on main road in Section 1. electricity & telephone available. 1,000 to beach. $49,000.SCOTLAND CAY#2198 Waterfront Lot 7, Block K : Large 34,993 s/f parcel with approx. 386 of Sea of Abaco frontage. Good elevation, adjacent to private harbour entrance. $439,500. #2217 Lot 78, Block 1 Prime 10,000 sq. ft. parcel on Flamingo Dr. 80 road frontage. Near to beach& golf course. All utilities available. $49,995.#2213 Leisurely Times 2 bed, 1 bath, 845 s/f furnished canal home on 12,100 s/f parcel w/110 bulkheaded canal frontage & 50 layalong dock. $299,000. JOES CREEKLot B Joes Creek Vicinity # 2253, Large 20,807 s/f lot adjacent to Leisure Lee, close to beach. Electricity, telephone & DSL available $50,000. Rock Point Beach Lot 9, Block 233 # 2140 12,257 s/f parcel with 90 beach frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. Beachfront Lot 11, Treasure Cay Beach : # 2270 12,866 s/f elevated, cleared parcel with 118 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous panoramic beach & sea views. All utilities available. $1,199,000. Sea View Lot K-82: # 2298 8,744 s/f lot located less than 200 from Sea of Abaco dockage. Access to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $199,000. Sugar Plantation 36: #2238 Lovely 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 level 3,400 s/f tastefully furnished Sea of Abaco waterfront home, plus 1,000 s/f garage & guest house. Pool, private dock, boat lift. 21,926 s/f lot with 100 shoreline $895,000. Orchid Bay Beach Lot # 25 # 1530 1.173 acre beach lot with 135 Atlantic Ocean beach frontage. Usage of Orchid Bay amenities. $1,499,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 34, Blk. 203 # 2320 Cleared 15,045 s/f parcel with 126 seawalled canal frontage, dock with power & water, dolphin pilings. $249,000. Beachfront Lot 58, Windward Beach # 2333 22,900 s/f level parcel with 101 Sea of Abaco beach frontage. All utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $599,000. Boiling Hole # 1030 Two Sea of Abaco waterfront lots (16,689 s/f & 18,192 s/f) 73 & 80 water & highway frontage. Hard rock shoreline. Utilities available. EACH $65,900. Boiling Hole # 1029 10.9 acre wooded tract with 156 Sea of Abaco bayside Sea of Abaco frontage. Utilities available at road boundary. $107,800. Ocean Symphony # 6 Ocean Ridge Estates# 2346 3 bed, 3.5 bath newly built & furnished 2,235 s/f Atlantic Ocean home & pool on 16,725 s/f parcel w/111 hardrock shoreline. Dock slip on Sea of Abaco. $1,495,000. Ocean Blvd. Beach Lots 92A & 93 # 2361 Exceptionally large 2.0 acre beach parcel w/174 sandy beach frontage. Cleared & level lot, electricity installed. Incredible sea views. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Canal Parcels: # 1319,1320,1801 Your choice of 3 lots, each with 111+/seawalled canal frontage, from 15,270 s/f per lot, utilities available. EACH $249,000. Ocean Blvd Lot 10, # 1842 Oversized 54,963 s/f parcel w/165 pristine sandy beach frontage. All utilities available. Phenomenal sea views. $1,495,000. Thurston Bay Development Parcel #1579 108 acres at entrance to Treasure Cay w/2,300 shoreline w/1,300 sandy beach frontage. Abaco Highway & Treasure Cay Dr. frontage. Great development potential. B$3,900,000. Tranquil Palms # 2366 Well maintained & inviting 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,790 s/f turn-key furnished split level canal front home, good elevations. 110 sea-walled canal frontage, deep water dock, tropically landscaped grounds. $749,000.NORTH ABACO Fishermans Paradise Marina, Loggerhead Creek # 2355 Under development on 47 acre tract w/1,500 shoreline. Designed for 67 deep water slips for vessels up to 35. Electricity installed. As Is $2,495,000. Wave Watch # 2030 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, elevated 2 level, 2,000 s/f turn-key furnished Atlantic ocean view home. Golf cart included. $449,000.SOUTH ABACO156 Acre Beachfront Parcel #2435 Elevations to 60 w/3,152 sandy Atlantic Ocean beach frontage adjacent to Long Beach community. Sensational sea views. Ideal for residential or resort development $4,500,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 102 #1580 12,000 s/f elevated parcel w/108 ,deep water sea-walled frontage. Utilities available. $275,000. Multi-Family Lot 45, Block 167 # 2436 15,000 s/f parcel, near beach, shopping & marina. $39,950. St Andrews Estates Golf Course Lots 8 & 9 # 2467 2 adjoining lots, total 28,713 s/f w/317 of golf course frontage. ,All utilities available. $79,500. Beachfront Lot 5 B # 714 1 acre elevated parcel with 100 sandy beach frontage, utilities available. $195,000. Harbour Canal Lot 4, Block 200 # 2500 20,000 s/f parcel with 131 sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. $329,000. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina Cottage # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127 of canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000. Treasure Cay Development Parcels 3 Prime Commercial Lots on Treasure Cay Dr # 2502 Each lot features 15,000 s/f with 100 of road frontage. near Treasure Cay entrance. Zoned for retail business. Utilities available. EACH $85,000. Sandbank Creek Open Zoned Acreage: #2504 12.5 acres with frontage on Treasure Cay Dr. & water frontage on Sandbank Creek. Good elevations, utilities available, ideal for commercial venture. $499,000.TREASURE CAYResidential Parcels #130 22,949 s/f beachfront parcel with 365 of Sea of Abaco water frontage. Great Sea of Abaco views. Electricity, water, telephone & DSL internet at road boundary. B$365,000. #1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. REDUCED TO $149,000. #2054 Lot # 204 10,590 s/f lot with 105 deep water canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. # 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $125,000.Lot # 15 Great Abaco Hwy Near Leisure Lee # 567 2.139 acre parcel w/ 50 elevations & 119 frontage on both highway & Coromont Pond. Utilities available. $129,000. Canal Lot 186 # 2469 12,535 s/f parcel on quiet cul-de-sac with 174 of deep water sheltered canal frontage. All utilities available. $119,000. Lot 209 # 2519 12,828 s/f parcel with 100 extra deep water, sheltered canal frontage, All utilities available. $115,000.1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $109,000. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $69,900. # 1902 Lot # 170 13,459 s/f, close to beach. Ocean views from your 2nd level home. All utilities available. $49,900. TURTLE ROCKS #2269 Turtle Rocks West 2.50 acre waterfront parcel extends from S.C. Bootle Hwy. to Sea of Abaco 148 hard rock shoreline. Good elevations, great sea views. $299,000. Brigantine Bay Harbour Lot 55, Block 199 # 2549 15,187 s/f parcel with 90 sea walled harbour frontage, includes 65 dock w/dolphin pilings, power & water installed. Fantastic harbour views $299,000. #1173 Brigantine Bay Lot 8, Block 191 11,200 s/f parcel with 80 seawalled canal frontage. $ 195,000. Sea of Abaco Lot 5, Rock Point# 1543 11,700 s/f cleared lot /w 77 sea front. Utilities available $179,000. 9.40 Acres S.C. Bootle Hwy (Near Treasure Cay) # 1718 Open zoned acreage, 438 on highway, 770 depth, wooded parcel, 1/4 mile north of Treasure Cay. $199,000.NEW LISTINGCottage Lot C-10, Orchid Bay # 1184 Sea of Abaco building lot, 14,574 s/f, 82 hardrock shoreline, majestic sea views. Orchid Bay amenities. $199,000.NEW LISTINGREDUCEDA Boaters Delight Bayfront Home # 2589 3 bed, 3.5 bath newly constructed, unfurnished, 2,240 s/f under roof, private boat slip, 108 water frontage, 18,600 s/f parcel. $499,000.NEW LISTINGBlackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521-38,514 s/f parcel,167' deep water Sea of Abaco frontage & highway frontage.Ideal for a marina site. Utilities available. $75,000. REDUCEDMulti-Family Zoned Harbor Basin Parcel #2591 cleared 31,000 s/f 265 waterfront development parcel ideal for condos, townhouses, villas etc. Utilities available. $995,000. NEW LISTING

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 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 June 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail South Abaco Bahama Palm Shores is location of new casting workshop Recently, master craftsman, Don Wood, carried out his second session of Shores. Mr. Wood has been casting and years in his Marsh Harbour studio next to Memorial Plaza, but he has for some time wanted to be able to cast much larger piec es. He has therefore set up a much larger When I arrived the process was well underway with an amazing heat already particular day Mr. Wood was concentrat ing on casting aluminum and a tempera ture of 700 to 800 was required. On days when he casts in silver a temperature of 1800 is required and bronze requires an even greater heat of 2300. His kiln is ca Dealing with equipment at such ex tremely high temperatures requires much skill and care and Mr. Wood and his assis with specialised gloves, aprons and protec scribed the several stages of the painstak 2. A rubber mould is then formed around the woodcarving. 3. Wax is then heated and poured in a liquid clay. with coarse sand and allowed to dry to the thickness wanted. out oven where the wax becomes burned off leaving the shell. cible in the kiln. When the molten metal is ready, the crucible is then removed with specially designed tongs handled by two people and is poured into the shell. allowed to cool then the shell is cracked to which are the end result, are a beautiful, shiny silver and look very much like the Mr. Wood owns a lot of equipment for casting all of which he built himself by studying books. He has also worked at casting with the University of North CaroSeveral pieces were cast at this sec ond session with which Mr. Wood was and by the end of the morning Mr. Wood was very tired but also very happy be-

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays Purchase of Walkers Cay Very close!By Timothy Roberts It was recently reported in a national newspaper that the Government believes as a top investment destination. Khaalis Rolle, minister of state for in with two rival groups vying to purchase the island. He said that the imminent purchase is ects which have been on hold for several years due to the 2008-2009 recession. Rolle said, indicating that the pick-up had been especially noticeable on Abaco. We are now very close to a deal, we think, to beat on the prospects of securing a buyer been having very productive talks on Walk uled for the 10th Island Roots Festival was A history teacher at Forest Heights Academy, Cash explained to the audience that there are sub-cultures and microcosms culture. During his presentation, Cash listed prevalence of festivals and celebrations that showcase who we are as a people and vary from island to island. Shane Cash talks on Bahamian Culture at Island Roots Festivalorigins were explored. He said that Junk hamian culture. drama and famous actors like Sir Sidney director, author, and diplomat, who bealso discussed, before Cash went on to talk mian culture, so Cash offered a number of phrases to give the audience insight on how sporting events were of great interest particularly with U.S. sports. With sailing as our national sport, it was no surprise that in the Star class sailing with Sir Durward left for last because it something he is most music has evolved over the years, and inand reggae. He talked about earlier music being centered on gospel and folk music As the presentation began to wind down, he emphasized that it is important to stay true to our cultural roots because it is festivals that bring things to the forefront On Saturday, April 19, the Elbow Mr. Cullen was in Abaco doing an assess ment on the lighthouse and died suddenly only two days after returning to his home Mr. Cullen was a noted lighthouse preservationist, advising and planning for preservation of several lighthouses in the A wreath was put up in his honour.Mr. Lighthouse remembered for years of preservation work

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise en-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCasuarina Pointen-GBSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 en-GBLeeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 en-GBOcean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 en-GB Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 en-GBHope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBLubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 3 67-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 3 67-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 3 67-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 3 67-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 3 67-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 3 67-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 3 67-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 3 67-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 3 67-3600 Regattas 32 apts 5 77-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 3 67-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 3 65-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 3 65-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 3 65-8801 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information en-GB en-GBwww.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.comen-GB www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.comen-GBHope Town..cont 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 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 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 Beautiful interior lot $18,000 Beachfront lot $98,000 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 $695,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Interior lots start $24,000 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Casuarina Point Beach Home $230,000 Canal lots $70,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Views, near beach, rental income $265,900 Lots near beach with views $85,000 1/1 apartment, storage shed & more 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 with cottage $200,000 Murphy Town lot $20,000 Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 Ocean View Sub, Lot 4 $111,000 3 Waterfront lots, one dock starting $137,000 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $193,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $185,000 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 1 Acre waterfront $150,000 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 $ 175,000 Seaview Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Large building parcel $55,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Canal lot with seawall $125,000 The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet?Part XNo.Why? May 27 is apparently the last deadline according ternational! Airport Opening Special Issue**It would be shame on everybody if those airport doors were still closed on May 27 but this publication will highlight whatever MP Curry speaks at Rotary Highlights positive economic outlookMember of Parliament for North Abaco, and Parliamentary Secretarey in Curry, was the guest speaker at the Abaco Rotary Club on May 12. Mr. Curry high assured Rotarians that his government had tion, he did say that information would be forthcoming soon and that the government was helping facilitate talks. Regarding the new mini-hospital, Mr. pect a summer opening of that facility. He also encouraged the Rotarians economy.

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive ShopsDive 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 GuidePrices $ 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 . .............................. $$ . .................. 366-0558 PapanastyBBQ...........................$$.................. 366-0654 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. . .............. $$ . .................. 365-8470 Creative Hands Bakery.................$...................365-8153 Florences Cafe . ............................. $ . ................. .365-8185 Spinnaker Restaurant . ............. $$$ . .................. 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 The Wreaking Tree.....................$$...................365-5263 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ . .................. 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 ServicesEmergancy 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 ServicesAbaco 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 ServicesAgape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 PharmacyAbaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 VeterinaryCaribbean 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 May 15, 2014 HURRICANE INSURANCE You Can Be Blown Away By A Hurricane Or you can rest easy knowing that you have excellent insurance coverage no matter which way the wind blows. 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) 323-6520FreeportPioneers 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) 332-2682 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 10 May 15th, 2014 Press Release Anglers Greg Smith and Dan Stacy Blue Sky to win the Guana Cay Champion Anglers Bob Jacobson and Austin blue marlin and two white marlin released. out the afternoon. Blue Sky opens 2014 BBC season with a winPlease see BBC Page 6 Above: Creter's Bulldogs vs. Hope Town Wreckers on May 9 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Pitcher Lyle Sawyer led his teammates to beat the Wreckers: 12 to 2. See page 10.Play Ball!ASA opens Softball Season

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 By Canishka Alexander front row seats to royal treatment during en as tributes to the tireless efforts of the teachers. throughout the ceremony that seemed to forge a deeper bond between teachers and with a gift basket as a token of apprecia tion. School & Youth News ACH students celebrate their teachersAbove: Language Arts Teacher, Yasmin meisha Curry. By Mirella Santillo our island was an obvious tourist destina tion. She spoke to the crowd at the recent She outlined the natural beauty of the in spite of social struggles. and home-comings featuring native music and chicken. people are friendly. Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism reminds people why the island is a tourists destination Island Roots Heritage Festival. James A Pinder students and staff honour special ladyBy Samantha Evans special tributes to a lady most worthy of praise and acknowledgement for her dedi she celebrated her birthday as well. Afstaff showered her with love and affection Bain to her seat. were written using the letters of her name joined the staff and gave some character same adjectives used to describe her earlier angelic and dynamic. Please see Bain Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian May 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 Bain was called upon to give the vote of thanks before students were dismissed. dents and parents for their preparation of the room and donations which helped to tion of their hardworking honouree. Bain From Page 2 School & Youth News Press Release many schools from throughout the country. very hard with the students in getting them selves. job well done.SC Bootle takes top prize in Visual ExhibitAbove: Ms. Williams (center) and her students who took part in this year's National S.C. Bootle competes in IBS Build-a-Bridge CompetitionPress Release competition is to construct a bridge using est load. the only school representing the island of bridge that withstood a load of more than solicits any help from persons who are able and interested in offering technical help. Picture Shows: S. C. Bootle High School

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Business Second Annual Mortgage Seminar held at Royal Bank of CanadaBy Mirella Santillo the scope of the seminar which included as well as several presentations from real ance brokers and contractors. comed the assembly. She also went through an overall plying for a mortgage besides the downplanning. consideration to determine how much the buyer could afford and pointed out the fees mortgage. to a school or to the place where one grew deciding factors for the price of a property. las stated that an appraisal is a third party the money spent on certain improvements is not recovered when the house is sold. the major determinant of the value of a home. Build a home keeping in mind that you might want to sell it one day. buying a property or obtaining a mortgage son. tance of establishing the legal status of the inheritance; ask for copies of the deeds and tablished subdivision (with water and elec tricity access) or in an undeveloped area? of completing costs. tion and stamp duty costs are usually divid ed between seller and buyer and can be as property; title search fees usually amount She discussed the possibility of stamp a client. She reminded people that it takes apapproved. property developer gave recommendations on choosing the right contractor and offered some tips on building. is usually asking for trouble down the line. for references from previous clients and employees and go inspect some of the pre vious work of the contractor you think of employing. a booklet that you will share with the ar precise you are will save you money in the long run. Get all the appropriate drawings which could give the chance to a not-sohonest contractor to go with the cheapest materials. the RBC Mortgage Seminar. Please see Mortgage Page 12

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 classes where a dog is judged against an competed in performance events of Agil working partnership between handler and and through obstacles and hurdles. are brought in each year to pass judgment "Carley" received her Bahamian Championship and was awarded two Best in Shows over all dogs shown in conforma SportsCanine From Page 6 not only the top level of Agility but also very challenging. She is so fast racing through the obstacles in Show Am. and Bah. Champion Sandon now be competing for her Grand Champi onship title. won. his name indicate a title he has won in the By Mirella Santillo Abaco was well represented with several teams in the Bimini Gateway Christian competed with a senior team of seven. place.ACH competes well at Bimini TournamentCoach Dean for the SC Bootle Dy time they participated in the Bimini tournaand Andros were each represented by one games in the tournaments they entered. proud of the results. Above: For ACH the junior boys won their division beating Turks and Cacios and the record was 6-0 and the senior boys record was 4-1.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Sports GranderNew 3/2 home in Great Abaco Club. Sheltered private dock. $799,000Ref#18226NEW PRICEOrchid Bay HomeOrchid Bay 5 bedroom home on bayside with dock and beach. Too many features to list. See listing on site. $1,800,000 Ref#20473 Guana Cay CondoGuana Cay 2 bedroom condo. Harbour views, new appliances. Comes with deeded dock slip in harbour. Furnished and ready.$360,000Ref#20488 FEATURED LISTINGS FROM AISLE OF PALM REALTY CALL US ABOUT LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGHOUT ABACO Forty-eight Abaco athletes make National Track and Field TeamBy Samantha Evans not have the state of the art facilities to train students shined at the district island meet that a complete team will be representing be going to this meet with district and nawho are going there with hopes of bringing back some new titles for Abaco. training with the athletes to ensure that they are ready for this high level of com and Culture as a family island team but they will have to cover the majority of it. needed as they seek to raise funds for dis or any of the coaches from the named and the general public for their support to date. By Canishka Alexander opening of the All Abaco Softball Assowas a showdown between the Abaco Gro points to win the game. ing fans and entertainment was provided Deliciously prepared grilled and barbecued food served along with conch fritters and beverages were on sale as well. thanked his committee member and all sponsors for a successful opening weekend Bahamas had a close call but emerged as the winner in the bottom of the ninth in on to accrue three consecutive losses Above: Bulldogs pitcher, Lyle Sawyer. He, and Tyler Russell, travelled to Columbia to ball Team. Please see ASA Page 11

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May 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 eventually failed to advance for a chance Bahamas. Softball games continue at the and update schedules will be posted on the page. All Abaco Regatta Summer Celebration set for June 23-29By Canishka Alexander will launch with a church service at Change to the event. in Archer has stated that the purpose of the event is to empower and bring Bahamians together and to restore Abaco to what it committee is hoping to accomplish on the island as they plan to host other events. SportsASA From Page 10 sponsor to assist with the transportation well-accommodated and receive compli mentary meals on various days. Brewery makers of Sands Beer and sponsor for the Junior Sailing Competi for guests who book reservations of four or more days at their resort. Celebration include a press reception for sailing events for junior and adult sailors; a Junior Sailing School; cultural events; tion reception. treasure. volve all residents and visitors to the is Junior Sailing competition followed by 39th Regatta Time in Abaco gears up for summer year for bringing hundreds of visitors to and will continue through Central Abaco sailboats although there is a special class for the serious racers. panding marine tourism on Abaco. cruising area in protected Abaco Sound. summer marine tourism. racers. Besides the publicity Abaco gains surge in revenues. takes place during Regatta Time in Abaco.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 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 TELLER JOB VACANCYA Financial Institute invites qualied applicants to join their growing organization as a Teller. Qualications and Related Experience Requirements:Minimum of Five (5) B.G.C.S.E.s or equivalent, including English Language, Mathematics and Accounts grades C or above. To be ethical and honest in all day-to-day functioning. Ability to set a personal example of professionalism when dealing with co-workers and the general public. Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, at the same time exhibiting a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. To be accurate with gures and numbers. Possessing previous Tellering experience will be an advantage. Must Possess a Clean Police Record. Please apply in writing by May 30, 2014 with detailed resume and references sent to the attention of:Human Resources ManagerP.O. Box AB-20187 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere Ruth TroughtonTo our beloved Ruth who passed away so suddenly on 2 June, 2013. You will always be in our hearts, Sweetheart. We loved you so much. Jeremy, Mark, Wayne and families Across 3. HIBISCUS 4. MOORES Island community off of Sandy Point 6. LIONFISH Beautiful, Invasive Species 9. ELBOW 11. BREEZE 12. REPAIR Fix 14. COFFEE grounds 15. ANGELS Heavenly Host 16. JELLY Down 1. OLIVE Virgin cooking oil 2. ARUBA Location of 2014 4. MOON romantic 5. CROWN 6. LIMESTONE 7. FALL Autumn 8. HELP Assistance 10. BOILING Degrees 13. PAST they tend to throw their food containers in the walls inviting insects and rodents. are in place. facts concerning insuring their homes. praised value takes the lot into consider with the market value but with the replace a replacement cost basis. But also beware A new catastrophe -sub limit policy can help create savings for people stressed with coming up with the insurance premium. tos and record what you have in the house. es. ger foods were served after the seminar Mortgage From Page 5 Across 5. Sandy Point native who coined Its Better in The Bahamas 7. Hint 8. Popular building block toy 10. Lepidoptera 12. Predecessor of Rock N Roll 14. Abaco forest. 15. Force sensitive warrior 17. National Sport 18. Fast, nectar eating bird Down 1. Worth 1,000 words 3. Commonly plaited at Heritage Festivals 4. Without fault 6. Ocean water 9. Musical Bahmian culture 11. Social Media term of approval 13. Cant have a beach without it 14. Home of the Eiffel T ower 16. Monarch CrosswordMay 1 Answers

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 People BECs Abaco staff supports co-worker with lupus By Canishka Alexander hamas and worldwide. Among those show planning assistants. have shown their support by wearing lupus chelle whenever the need arises. pus two years ago by her rheumatologist her life. million persons globally live with the chronic autoimmune disease brought on by balances in the body. Common symptoms include debilitat impacting random parts of the body especially internal organs symptoms that causes a high fever. where she begins steroid treatments and has to be hooked up to a drip to get better. to take four medications and four supple immune-suppressors to give the body the chance to rebuild. months she has to see an eye doctor to en sure that platelets are not building up in her eyes. swelling of the joints not to mention lack of sleep. for every person; it deals with each person differently. cles are really weak and not as strong as her liver and kidneys are still in good shape because lupus takes a serious toll on the she said matter-of-factly. kidneys and heart had begun to fail with the nick of time. ing there for her and helping her and supknow that no matter what we stand behind good days particularly when she has some coconut water to go along with it. Since are a lot of people in Abaco with lupus stigma attached to it. database of lupus patients in addition to vice.

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 22 NUMBER 10 May 15th, 2014 Whats Inside A6 B6 A7 B10 B12 A23 B13 A9 Whats Happening A8 By Timothy Roberts As the construction phase nears com pletion the primary delay on opening the Central Abaco Mini Hospital is the wait for medical equipment to arrive for instal lation. Despite the government eyeing the possibility of the completion of construc tion by the end of 2013, a number of inte rior changes caused delays. According to Alan Sharpe, Director at Coastline Con struction, the mini-hospital is now basical ly complete and they are waiting for medi cal equipment to arrive so that they can, He said regarding the ordering of medical equipment that there is an ongo ing evaluation of what equipment will be brought in which is preventing them from So there will be some expected delay as depending on exactly what equipment they Mini Hospital update Construction phase nears completion Please see Clinic Page 6 Sand Banks blaze destroys half of all homes Green Turtle celebrates Heritage Day Noel Curry,

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 North Abaco Half of Sand Banks Destroyed by Fire By Timothy Roberts In the early morning hours of May 4 a Cay destroying about half of the homes there and leaving hundreds homeless. Colin Albury, Fire Chief of Abaco Crash Fire and Rescue (ACFR), said that he received a call from a resident of Sand also called in Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue to assist. Mr. Albury said he faced challenges and the nearest hydrant which is about 3.2 miles away as well as persons blocking the access points as they removed items from homes in the area. He noted that a number He said there were multiple explo and gas containers as well as propane tanks, making the situation extremely dan According to reports, a 23 year old house in the middle of the burned section. Residents say he dropped a lit kerosene lamp in his room and questioned his men tal capacity. was arraigned for Damaging and endan gering property by the wilful and negligent was remanded to Sandilands Rehabilitation Center until May 22, 2014. for extinguishing the blaze and thanked all the other agencies that came together to as sist in putting together the initial response She said all agencies are taking steps to see what can be done to make the victims more comfortable and noted that though few had taken advantage, Friendship Mis sion housed was open to receive persons needing to be temporarily housed and fed. numbers show that about 120 persons have household that have registered. She said they have over 100 adults and over thirty She made a plea for persons affected be dealt with and reassured them that this Ken Dorsett, Minister of Housing a human tragedy and we are addressing that we get the right information to under stand from an emergency housing perspec In a report published by the Depart ment of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) they reported that there are about understands from details at the scene that destroyed. He said there are environmental concerns at this site as you can see it is very close to a water reservoir so DEHS is onsite to provide a complete report to sion with the persons who own the land to determine the medium to long term solu tions. Mr. Dorsett said he has been work ing along with the North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry and Central and South Abaco Minister of Parliament Edison Key concerning the shanty towns known as the Mudd and the Pigeon Pea and He said that whatever is done in terms of reconstruction will have to be done in accordance with the laws of the tional Security, said that when there is a sive investigation because we have to be der control because this could have been a He said that the persons who own property must obey the law and that we must stop these types of occasions from tigation and noted that people here are al ready providing assistance to the victims. Minister of Parliament for North Ab aco, Renardo Curry said that for far too this in Abaco. We want to look at preven tion and how we can stop this from hap He said we have to look at alterna have plans to have discussions with the owner of this property. We will look at whether they are allowed to rebuild here or

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 North Abaco China Harbour Engineering Company to provide relief supplies for more than 100 Abaco residents who were left homeless Staff members were mobilized on tional aid efforts. Principal of CHEC Felix Chang said as soon as the company heard about the disaster, it was compelled to as sist in any relief work. We automatically felt the need to do something for the people of Abaco who any way that we can. Our staff was very happy to be able to donate sleeping bags, fuel, gas cookers, pots, can openers, water, grits and many Social Services North Abaco district yes terday, where supplies are being organized for the victims. prepares to start construction shortly on the commitment to community and improving the lives of residents where possible. China Harbour Engineering in the world, the company has engaged in a number of Corporate Social Responsibil ity activities including the sponsorship of athletic and sports teams, environmental cleanup campaigns, the support of cultural competitions, donations to children and old age homes and disaster relief efforts. CHEC looks forward to engaging in these going forward. Cheque presented to Lee Homeowners ty Association met with Danny Sawyer and to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire De partment. the past seven years. We would really like to thank the Marsh Harbour Fire Department for al ways being on the watch and always be very important as a small community that

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 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 Central & All Abaco Its Better in The Bahamas creator passes away 2014 at the age of 70 years. McKinney was born and raised in the settlement of Sandy Estelle McKinney, and seven children. Ac cording to family members, much of McK dinary people's person among guests to our country and the entire Abaco community. McKinney I will be held at Full Gospel As a.m. May he rest in peace. Soft opening of airport imminent? By Timothy Roberts the new airport terminal in Marsh Harbour facility. and Aviation, Glenys Hanna-Martin, met consultants from Vantage Airport Group (VAG) who is currently responsible for Airport in Nassau. It is noteworthy that She said that a cadre of security of security training and stand ready at open added that the Department of Civil Avia tion is now engaging in additional system security works as well. Mrs. Hanna-Martin said the ancillary works, such as paving, are winding down, nal works to be completed by the Ministry of Works; the focus is now on preparing for operational readiness. Currently, sources say the target date gers are expected to begin using the new airport terminal going forward. she also toured the Marsh Harbour Port where works have commenced for the new lighting installation and very shortly the She said these measures are designed Over the next few weeks security staff will undergo refresher International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code training and it is intended to enhance capacity in will be getting. nected and water is on, but while the wir made their connections live. He noted the parking lot is nearing parking lot instead of sand and seal and Mr. Sharpe expects that it will last con siderably longer. After the parking lot is completed landscaping will be carried out to beautify the surrounding area. for the opening of the new Mini Hospital but as work winds down the end appears to be in sight. Clinic From Page 1 Seaview Radio promotes Bahama Islands through live broadcasts Representatives from Seaview Radio May 2. Vice President and General Manager, the purpose of their visit was to promote the period. Please see Seaview Page 7

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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 Central & All Abaco We coordinated this with the Min courage people to come and experience Grand Cay, Guana Cay, Elbow Cay, and Marsh Harbour. ager of Public Relations in Plantation, Fla.; Woody Wilson, Sales Manager for sort. Permanent Secretary and Neil Campbell, trator were also in attendance. As part of their broadcasts, callers as she sampled native dishes and caught up on some much-needed relaxation. that their audience is comprised of mature individuals with disposable income, which equals a perfect match for the Family Is lands. periences throughout the islands because it allowed them to offer more emotional and picturesque information for their listeners. Our experience gives us better in will forge a strong relationship with the visit Florida and vice versa. Seaview From Page 6 By Timothy Roberts the bush behind the government clinic on schools being threatened by the blaze. Marsh Harbour Government Clinic which was quickly extinguished; however, the now ablaze. suspect was picked up in relation to the Firemen concerned by amount of used needles discarded behind clinic with the amount of vials and needles seen in the bush behind the clinic. blazes around a number of businesses and to and behind St Francis de Sales School all vehicles and was able to prevent dam had brought it under control by late Friday.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Accountable Name: Address: Address: City: St. Postal code: + Country: E-mail or Tel # If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below NAME ON CARD: CARD NUMBER: EXP DATE: SIGNATURE: AMOUNT PAID: Master Card VisaWE NOW ACCEPT MASTER CARD/VISA One Year Subscription (24 issues) US$ or B$ $25 Bahamas via surface $45 USA via 3 rd Class US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface The above subscription is a gift from: ORDERYour Abaconian Today GIFTGive a Subscription as a Mail to: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168 or: P.O. Box AB 20213, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas Why subscribe? According to the Minister of Glenys Hanna-Martin, this is the opened airport. According to Mem ber of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, I will be deliver son International. May 27 (this year) is the latest deadline. Unique in the history of our airport deadlines in that it is a is will that deadline hold. Or will Abaco face the same humiliation she has endured in the past. You will have to forgive my tone, dear reader, if I sound skep velopment of the airport, or more accurately the lack of development, since April 2012 when FES Con public that the airport would be ready for September that year. So what happens if history re peats itself? What happens when May 27 breaks and the doors re main closed? What happens when ably before. So what do we do? Do we con tinue to accept excuses? We have so far. Maybe we get treated exactly how we deserve. be optimistic. A lot of signs are pointing to this being a legitimate opening that is being planned for from Mr. Curry, different contacts involved with the airport are con Front Page coverage, history of the airport, quotes and stories, special headers the whole shebang. the airport is actually open depends on those who have made the promis es. It would be a true shame to miss another deadline. A true shame. Community Calendar (See TheAbaconian.com for More Calendar Events) Derby Cookout day) day) mer Celebration Party Bradley M. AlburyEditor-in-Chief Reporters/Freelance Contributors: Canishka Alexander, Timothy Roberts, Samantha Evans Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Mirella Santillo, Lee PinderLogo Photo Credit: Tuppy Weatherford P.O. Box AB-20213 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-367-3200 FAX: 242-367-3677 www.theabaconian.com AbaconianNews@gmail.com U.S. Address: 2022 Aero Circle, New Smyrna Beach, FL. 32168 Free at over 100 Abaco locations 8,000 Copies Published Twice Monthly Subscribe Today!!

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Thoughts about Dear Editor, Have you been to the new water com my bill and was appalled at the black tint customer can barely see and cannot hear the person behind the window. What are they hiding from? I also went to pay my National Insur a corner so only one window can be used at has a cashier behind it. One must stand midway between the windows and listen for a voice to guide them in choosing a window. It makes me feel like Dorothy going to talk to the Wizard of Oz! What are they hiding from? on their service windows as you can still essary to tint the windows at all? Fortu friendly and got rid of their awful dark black glass windows. Now, one can actu ally see, hear and talk to the service repre sentatives while paying utility bills. dows offensive and I always feel silly standing in front of one wondering if any body is behind it. I think that the govern windows so that we may see and talk to the representatives. For many of us, bill paying is the only contact we have with the company and those black windows do not leave a favourable impression. A friendly smile and kind word while paying a bill would be much appreciated by the public. least 2 years old already and there is still no to assist the public in navigating the build on Abaco? Who would be in charge of get ting the directory and signs? Maybe the Abaconian can start a bi-monthly feature be installed between the roadways leading into the government complex front en at that entrance are getting large enough ver and before long the asphalt is going to break up along the edges of the road where drivers are crossing over. Maybe Letters to the Editor Thank You to BAARK Donators Dear Editor, As the broker of Abaco Island Prop erties real estate company I recently sent out a request to all real estate companies that do business in Abaco asking for sig Realtors commonly receive com and stray dogs. With this in mind I thought we would get a good response from all of the real estate companies but was very surprised at how little we did receive. Out of thirty sev en letters, I received eight responses with only three donations. I along with the whole volunteer group and many others would like to give those companies and their owners a great community in which we all live and work. hamas who donates to the same program in Nassau and Mario Carey Real Estate who has his own monumental program of Autism in Nassau but was kind enough to respond to us. Abaco Estate Services in tle Cay also provides donations and huge amounts of time throughout the year. Hopefully in the future some of the others will be in a position to contribute to this necessary cause. At this time I would also urge other businesses and private individuals to get involved and help the Abaco Shelter with donations and time. For information please go to www.abacoshelter.org Sincerely, James Rees they are working on the roads? Which leads me to another thought, what the heck is going on with the road construction in Marsh Harbour and are you planning a feature called Are the Roads Humiliated at the Marsh Harbour Airport Dear Editor, April 1-29, 2014, visiting family and friends on different islands. We left for home from the Marsh Harbour Airport on humiliating search of our luggage and invasive pat-down of our bodies that we have ever encountered. need to remove our shoes for security in the USA. In Marsh Harbour, nearly ev erything was taken out of our checked bags and shaken (dislodging breakable souve nirs that had been carefully packed) and pat-down. Hands of the agents were put in places they should never be allowed to touch. I was asked to lift my shirt to above my waist. Fingers were combed through hair. I have had many pat-downs in the US due to a battery implant, but never have I had anything like this. but this must be stopped. In addition to it taking an inordinate amount of time for these lengthy searches and pat-downs of the humiliation is something that I will not go through again. I would like to hear from you that this disgraceful practice has been abandoned before I ever visit Marsh Harbour again. other Family Islands we visited. I see a beautiful new airport in Marsh Harbour, with continual delays as to its opening. I was told that it has scanners for luggage and passengers. Is this true? What is the reason for the delay of its opening? above must cease immediately! Sincerely, A Humiliated Visitor from the USA VAT & Potholes I am writing this to express my dis I currently own property on Abaco and on a visit recently was driving on crashed after striking a large pothole and nearly hitting several more. Also upon learning of some politician introducing a about building a home here or suggesting anyone else do as well. Fix the potholes and vote against a see how it works for everyone. I look for ward to living here soon and supporting my community anyway possible. Kindest Regards, Mark E Webb

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 The Cays Heritage Festival shares Abacos culture By Timothy Roberts Cay where locals and visitors alike were treated to a variety of native foods, mu sic, drama, games and informative talks on May 2 through 4. Opening mid-day Friday, May 2, vis itors were treated to a number of informa by Peter Roberts and boat building, by At the Festival site visitors were pre sine as large crowds gathered around food booths to get scorch or conch salad, conch and goodie bars; enough to satisfy every out the weekend with something for every tug-of-war matches, egg and spoon races and sack races, all of which were coordi nated by the lovely wenches, dressed in period costumes dating back to the late Children from the settlement put on then helped the audience to get in on the plaiting too. cultural entertainment throughout the al, drawing a crowd to watch and some delightful performances by Amy Roberts ing the day. At night guests were entertained by World famous Gully Roosters as well as being treated with the colorful and beauti ful sights and sounds of Junkanoo by the little Island Slammers. ecumenical service, which was expected to be held under the tent at Settlement Point, however some strong winds upset the tents and the location was moved to New Plym thanks, singing and worship together and hearing from visiting preacher Cranston Knowles. Peter Roberts also had tables set up to give information and literature on their various search group lead by Peter Roberts set up in the Gospel Chapel Education Hall where they took saliva samples for DNA tests and cestral roots. North Abaco Minister of Parliament, Renardo Curry noted during the opening ceremony the historical roots of the festi Please see Heritage Page 11

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Abaco Hardware The Cays Hope Town District Council approves $28.4 million worth of construction in historic session held a record breaking meeting on April 29, 2014. of the meeting, the Council approved tion. amount has far surpassed any other amount passed in a single meeting by this body since the inception of local government Senior Island Administrator Preston Cunningham also stated that not only has the District Council broken a record of their own, but it is most likely that this approved amount is greater than any other district in the history of local government Chief Councillor Sweeting used this point to reiterate and commented, It is because we live in and operate in an ex traordinary district that we should, and we must, receive an increase in our upcoming He went further to say, I trust that when the government debates the national budget in their upcoming budget debate in parliament, they consider the sheer vol ume of applications this council considers, which to handle applications correctly, re to the three cays in our district is astro nomical, and we deserve an increase in our budget. Geographically our district is spread out over 30 miles. All of this con struction that gets approved from month to month, among other revenue enhancers, this district pumps untold millions into the public treasury and I have the numbers to prove this. We need to be given serious consideration for an increase in our budget so that we may adequately carry out our duties and responsibilities for our commu nities, duties that we are mandated to carry holds a town planning segment in their meeting each month during their District Council meetings. nual District Council report every year. lion dollars-worth of home construction. viously be increased this year, with the single meeting approval of $28.4 million dollars in building application approvals. val and the bond connecting Key West Key West he said. We are very proud of Wilchcombe who sent his apologies. He said that the Minister and everyone at It brings together everything we imagine accomplishing in tourism. IRHF brings the community together in a special traditions, practices and values that have bound us together as a people. More im portantly we are handing those traditions and values on to our young people. In this way we never forget who we are so our Annabelle Cross, head of IRHF Com mittee, thanked all who assisted in making the Island Roots Festival a success. She said that IRHF is a work in progress and each year they build on the experiences of past festivals. She thanked Karen McIntosh for the part she played in developing the festival over the last ten years. Heritage From Page 10

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 South Abaco Artisans show their stuff at the Little Harbour Spring Art Show Some of the best artists and crafts people of Abaco displayed their creations It was the perfect day for an art show in the open, albeit a little hot. However, a cool ocean breeze came through as peri odic relief. Under a large tent, close to the park ing lot, craft artists offered their latest sewn items and pine needle work. ley, a silversmith, gets his inspiration from the local sea-fauna, producing delicate and exquisite pieces in sterling silver or silver part of a bracelet, a pendant, or earrings. Some of his creations are also functional such as one of his latest pieces, a bottle opener the handle made of boar tusk. Kim Roberts, of Dawn Design, is fa mous for her kilts, but is always exploring new media. She has now added ceramic to her work. She also gets her decoration in spiration from nature. Quite a few people gathered at Chris needle and clay-fashioned items. Many were particularly interested in the earrings elry. play of sea glass items. Earrings and pen dants crafted out of rare black and blue sea glass also attracted many onlookers. Wood-turner, Stephen Albury, of fered a large selection of wood crafted items, such as bowls, pestles, pot-pourri to a high shine with some items decorated with semi-precious stones. An array of sewn items such as place mats, phone covers, iPad covers, cushions, purses, key-chains crafted in colourful and varied fabric was spread over the table of tion of our local sea life that they seem to greet onlookers. A huge woodpecker eating berries, on a beautiful foliage background imme Ritchie reminded one of a lazy day at sea watching the sail boats go by. Using oil for the originals, he also offers them as prints. canvas fabrics and t-shirts stamped with the same original motifs. He explained that he was in the process of creating a whole new line. A new-comer, Francoise Hedden, ex plained that she painted scenes inspired by the natural designs on wood. to the Abaco art scene, occupied the second his potential, he is trying his style in a va riety of media, even using different media in the same painting. Of course, the Foundry Gallery was open, featuring the bronze work of Pete Johnson. Please see Art Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Outside the gallery two nature lov Albury, occupied tables. Ms. Albury of fered a variety of functional and decorative items created from shells, drift wood, and sea glass. orchids, air plants and other bromeliads from the display table to the wall of the building. Delicate sea urchins holding min iature air plants, hung from lattice, sharing the space with larger ones. As the afternoon went on, crowds of people arrived. Wild boar was on the menu into the evening. Well-attended, it seemed that the Show was a great success for organizers and participants. South Abaco Art From Page 15 Margaret Schuitemaker, a widow and a long-time resident of Cherokee, received a new roof this past weekend courtesy of her neighbours. She paid for the materials, Cherokee community comes together to help neighbour but the labour was all volunteers. Saturday morning, May 10 to come to pairs and replacement of the roof on her tiny home in Cherokee. A group of eight local men came to her rescue to remove the old roof and replace some of the wood and shingles needed for the new roof. not many places left in the world where your neighbours would come to your assis tance when you need them, but in Chero kee they do. It would be impossible to re call all the good deeds people do for each other in the little community of Cherokee. In Cherokee, neighbours watch out for each other and try to help others when ever, and wherever, they can. Phenomenal Womens Luncheon held in Cherokee fully it never materialized and the sun con when Reverend Marie Neilly of Epworth Methodist Chapel in Cherokee Sound, to gether with other Abaco ladies, gathered Please see Women Page 17

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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 UNDER CONTRACT South Abaco With maximum seating for forty persons, thirty six women met at the W. W. Sands Community Center to meet and greet other phenomenal women. was to raise money for the renovations cost of the luncheon, the ladies were en ticed to make bids on the Silent Auction help from their husbands. and the ladies took advantage of the bar gain prices, leaving only one or two things behind at the end of the day. Also on sale the image of Epworth Methodist Church history. Sales from all these items helped to a kitchen or even any running water and everything, except the tables and chairs, had to be transported from somewhere else spread, the place settings were complete with small remembrances of the day for each guest to take home and fancy china coffee and cake afterwards. Young waitresses were there to serve the ladies and subtle decorations helped to enhance the atmosphere and calm the of the guests take a break for themselves. alize and recognize some of the exceptional qualities and to celebrate them with other phenomenal women. When invited to the event none want ed to admit that they were exceptional or extraordinary and many were too shy to highlight their own virtues in the midst of other phenomenal women. However, they something or someone from their past that may have changed their lives or possibly path; a mentor, a pastor, a family mem ber or a casual encounter with a complete Women From Page 16 stranger. As the ladies themselves were to be the program for the day, those who chose to speak gave some interesting recollec tions. not attend were sorely missed, as there is something in all of us that sits us apart and makes us phenomenal. One set of phenomenal women rec ognized were mothers, especially those same women had to tote water from the community rainwater tank or, if they were lucky enough to have a sweet-water well they would have to pump enough water for it, always preparing enough to share (for Cherokee women are still seen every day carrying a covered plate of food to a neigh always amazes our visitors and by sharing their food there also were never any left overs. called a galley, that had to be kept burn came to get hot coals to start their coals burning again after theirs had died down. hardships for sometimes twelve weeks or more at a time while the men were off on Phenomenal Women, and I believe some of the ladies who attended the luncheon are the grand-daughters and great-grand daughters of those same women, and they probably heard these stories repeated many times at their own family reunions. am to knead and bake the bread every day rock ovens built with mud taken from the creek along the track rocks and constructed out in the yard, away from the house. washboard by hand and hung the clothes and rolled the pieces of clothing and placed them in a laundry basket ready for iron ing. Wednesday was set aside for sewing of clothes for the whole family, from un from remnants of cloth brought from Nas something they would have salvaged from on an old-fashioned-hand-operated Singer Sewing Machine that was probably handed down to them by their Momma. Every family had chickens, some had goats or hogs which they kept in Yellow Wood or on Duck Cay. All this helped to feed the family till the fathers returned home. General housecleaning took place left they visited the sick and elderly on Fri day. On Saturday mornings the women brought clean white sand from the beach and spread it over the yard (no one had any grass back then) and one of the chores of the older children was to use a turbot skin gleamed and smelled like the yellow pine trees from the nearby forest that they were built from. Sundays everyone was in church, in fact, families gave an extra donation to as sure a reserved pew back then, because the church was always full with over 400 per sons living in Cherokee and all the children came to Sunday School at the Methodist tended school every day, except maybe during the rainy season when they knew the crabs would be crawling, or it was the time of the year to go hunting for the wild white-crown pigeons, or the lobster were on the march. the children had a good Christian up-bring ing that would carry them through life. Young women learning what their mothers taught them, growing up to take their place in the community, and preparing them to be good wives and mothers; these were the real Phenomenal Women. Marie Merlieu, a resident of Coo recited the poem to the delight of all the at the luncheon. A seemingly shy young lady, she certainly had a way of bringing out her assets in a very visual and convinc ing performance and the audience showed their great appreciation in their applause. She is a promising future star. If nothing else, the luncheon achieved one thing the next time any of these thirty six ladies happen to meet on the street they will all feel a certain amount of pride and kinship in that they met once before, in other Phenomenal Women. Many of the women who agreed to come to the luncheon hold extremely im a phenomenal housewife or mother.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Sales T eam of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationW e Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAY 15, 2014Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof, 1,600 s/f patios & walks, 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel,100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, $1,349,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000. "Girasole" # 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guesthouse. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Houses Condos Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $369,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $225,000. Beach Villas # 651# 2230 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping. $209,000. Royal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $369,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential. $299,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 2 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades, new air conditioning & asphalt architectural shingles. Close to beach. $229,000. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath 3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home. 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel, 100 beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views. $1,795,000. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f villa, furnished near beach, pool, shops & marina. $229,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2035 # 1981 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach. Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $429,950. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbour front Home, panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage. $949,000. HousesRoyal Poinciana # 2512 #2060 2 bed, 2 bath, ground level furnished beachfront condo,on site pool & tennis court. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $325,000. Beach Villa # 715 # 2072 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f turn-key furnished beachfront villa. Well maintained, excellent vacation rental income potential. $299,000. #2073 Condo # 1211 1 bed, 1 bath, 462 s/f ground level furnished harbourfront condo. Great views. $149,000. Mariners Cove Condominiums#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit. Totally upgraded in 2013. Priced for immediate sale. $ 188,500. #655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $189,000. The White House # 2131-Awesome 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 level tastefully furnished Ocean Blvd. beach home, 3,312 s/f under air, plus garages58,500 s/f landscaped parcel-150 beach frontage. panoramic sea & beach views. $2,655,000. Hulls Landing # 2204 3 bed, 3 bath plus loft, turn-key furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 2,700 s/f under air, + garage & covered porch. Pool & dock. Many extras. 10,000 s/f parcel w/80 canal frontage. $995,000. Helens Point # 1791 4 bed, 3 bath, 1,800 sq. ft. furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153 of bulkheaded seawall & dock. $1,095,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2, 3 & 4 # 16203 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condos on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW EACH $ 599,000. Beach Villa # 601 # 2240 2 bed, 2 bath, 865 s/f turn-key furnished villa. Recently upgraded, well maintained, near beach. Priced to Sell! $199,000. Beach Villa # 655 # 2241 2 bed, 2 bath exceptionally large 1,013 s/f attractively furnuished villa near beach. Excellent vacation rental income potential $299,000.Royal Palm # 2437 # 2286 Well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level 1,264 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Panoramic harbour views. Boat slip & dock. $389,000.Casa Pita, Ocean Blvd. #2334 Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 5,234 s/f furnished beachfront estate home on 51,452 s/f landscaped lot w/110 beach frontage. Includes guest house & 2 double garages. $3,495,000. # 2321 Mariners Cove 1217 1 bed, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished unit overlooking harbour & marina Great vacation rental income potential. $139,000. Royal Palm 2301#2311 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Desirable end unit. Private finger dock & slip. Golf cart. $299,000. Full Moon # 2163 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 level furnished canal home, 2,990 s/f under air, recently renovated, many upgrades. 86 deep water dock & boat lift. $ 895,000. Royal Palm 2325 #2285 Well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,000 s/f furnished harbourfront condo. Great harbour views. Private finger dock & slip. $259,000. # 12 Ocean Blvd. # 1007 Elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 3,500 s/f furnished beach home. 100 beach frontage, pool. Recently refurbished Excellent vacation rental income earner. $1,995,000. Ocean Villa 923 #2332 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near to beach, marina & shopping. Well maintained, Excellent rental income potential $299,000. Treasured Times # 2365 3 bedroom, 3 bath turnkey furnished canalfront home, 3,430 s/f under roof, fully refurbished in 2007, double garage, many upgrades & extras. 16,000 s/f lot, 90 canal frontage. $779,000. #2359 Condo # 1108 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2nd level, 540 s/f furnished condo overlooks harbour. $139,000. Royal Palm 2480 # 23103 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. Deep water dock, artwork, van & golf cart included. Near beach. $463,000. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,850 s/f under roof, double garage, covered verandah, 15,306 s/f pacel, 91 canal frontage, 25 finger dock, boat lift. $2,495,000. #2391 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f furnished harbourfront condo, includes garage. $175,000. #2390 Condo # 1412 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f turn-key furnished harbour condo, garage. $199,000. Beach Villa 685 #2360 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 886 s/f turn-key furnished villa just 2 minutes from beach. Renovated & refurbished. $249,000. Yellow Coconut Cottage # 2211Elegantly furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 level Brigantine Bay canal home. 1,541 s/f under air, plus balconies, patios & garage. Private boat slip & 20,000 boat lift, golf cart, many extras. $749,000. Sunny Side # 2013 Luxurious 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,704 s/f furnished sea view home on 15,750 s/f landscaped lot. Well maintained, close to Treasure Cay Beach & Windward Beach. Many upgrades. $499,000. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beach condo, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Beach Villa 648 # 2420 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,050 s/f furnished villa near beach. Recently renovated and expanded. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $199,000. Beach Villa # 638 #2306 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,127 s/f tastefully furnished home on large double lot, washer/dryer in unit, near beach, good rental income potential. $324,000. Hayes House #2452 Luxurious 3 level, 4 bed, 5 bath beachfront estate home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,600 s/f under roof, plus 3,400 s/f verandahs. Elegantly furnished, well maintained. Includes Vehicle & golf cart $2,995,000. Treasure House # 7 #2455 2 bed, 2 bath 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider beach home Community pool, Well maintained. Excellent rental income potential. $329,000. Bahama Beach Club 2023 #2456 BEST PRICED 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,645 s/f ground level tastefully furnished, owner occupied beachfront condo. Includes giolf cart garage. Excellent vacation rental income potential. $449,000. R E D U C E D Elysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $497,000. Atlantis 2107 #2392 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath 875 s/f ground level furnished canalfront condo. Includes private dock slip $285,000. #2480 Mariners Cove 1511 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 2 level 845 s/f furnished condo overlooking Treasure Cay marina, Well maintained, near beach, close to shops. $239,000. Beach Villa 676 #2488 Large 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,250 sq. ft. furnished villa near beach. Owner occupied, but with excellent vacation rental income potential. $349,000. Beach Villa 506 # 2495 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,250 s/f furnished garden villa comprising 2 back-to-back units. Ideal as a prime vacation rental income property. $299,000. Peace & Plenty # 1927 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 3.5 bath 1,930 s/f furnished beach home, plus 1485 s/f covered balcony. 163 beach frontage on 1.453 landscaped acres. Separate guest cottage. Recently renovated. $2,495,000. Blue Treasure #2533 Fully renovated & upgraded 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f unfurnished home 700 s/f open deck on 13,500 s/f parcel Move-In Ready. Enclosed Yard. Auxiliary generator. Exceptional Value. $279,000. UNDER CONTRACTUNDER CONTRACTCondosBahama Beach Club 2030 # 2364 3 bed, 2 bath elegantly furnished 1,650 s/f 2nd level luxury beach condo. Well maintained, owner occupied.Many upgrades. $679,000. Bahama Beach Club 2047 # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath, ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo, close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades & enhancements. Superb sea views. $795,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. FURNISHED $599,000. Royal Poinciana 2612 #2552, Charming & well maintained 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,600 s/f 2nd level furnished beach condo w/loft. Spectacular sea views. $475,000. Royal Palm 2402 # 2544 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,264 s/f well maintained 2nd level turn-key furnished harborfront condo w/ loft, private boat slip/dock on and golf cart. $399,000. Atlantis 2201 # 2537 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level, 1,000 s/f furnished Brigantine Bay condo.. Desirable end unit.Private finger dock, boat slip. $295,000. Laguna # 1875Charming 1,550 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Galleon Bay canal home. 102 canal frontage with T dock & 16,000 lb boat lift. $595,000.UNDER CONTRACTGaliano 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,740 s/f under air, 2 level multi-family sea view furnished home, plus 3,280 s/f patios, verandahs, gazebo & garage. Newly built, well maintained, Close to beach. Great rental income potential. $649,000. Galiano & adjoining lot package available at $979,000. Harbour View House # 1380 A Bonefish Paradise! Furnished 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level, 3,314 s/f under roof.. 18,800 s/f lot, 150 beach frontage. Elevated sea views. $699,000.UNDER CONTRACTTop of the Rock # 2014 3 bed, 3 bath turnkey furnished home, 1,824 s/f living space, 740 s/f covered porches, double garage. 198 beach frontage on 2 lot parcel. Fantastic elevated views along entire Treasure Cay Beach. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Beach House # 2574 New furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,720 s/f under house roof, + double garage. 158 beach & dock fronage. Boat lift. 24,732 s/f parcel. $875,000.NEW LISTINGSea Cliff # 2179 Luxury 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level sea view home. 2,550 s/f tastefully furnished .12,589 s/f elevated landscaped lot. Excellent rental potential. $549,000. Canals End #2573 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 level furnished home at end of Galleon Bay canal. 1,680 s/f 2nd level living. 1,280 s/f garage, 89 canal frontage, 11,338 s/f lot Superior canal views. $395,000.NEW LISTING SOLDR E D U C E D Sanddollar Condo 8 #2575, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,500 s/f 2nd level plus loft tastefully furnished beach condo. Well maintained. Sea & beach views, community pool $495,000.NEW LISTINGR E D U C E D Sea House, Windward Beach #2594 2 level furnished executive beach home, plus canal parcel. 2,600 s/f under air, 4 bed, 4 bath, pool. Boat slip/lift on canal lot. $2,295,000.R E D U C E D R E D U C E D UNDER CONTRACTR E D U C E D NEW LISTINGDeelarryus #2305 4 bed 2 bath furnished Sea of Abaco home. 1,674 s/f under air, + covered patio & garage. 16,326 s/f parcel, 100 seawalled frontage $599,000.Ocean Villa 925 #2587 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished ocean view villa. Near beach, shopping & marina. Excellent rental income potential. $299,000.Royal Palm 2401 # 2607, 3 bed, 3 bath, (including loft) 2nd level unfurnished harbor condo, well maintained, fully refurbished in 2007, boat dock/slip, storage garage $425,000.NEW LISTINGPalm Bay # 9 # 2108 4 Bed, 3.5 bath, 2,077 s/f turn-key furnished harbourfront townhouse. Golf cart included. Private boat slip, Excellent vacation rental income potential. $579,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2025 #2057 3 bed, 3 bath ground level condo, 1,650 sq. ft. Tastefully furnished, well maintained. Great views. Excellent rental income. $599,000 Pineapple Point Resort, Unit 3 #1700 Newly built, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level luxury waterfront condo. Private deep water dock. Community pool. $675,000.R E D U C E D

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationW e Exceed Client Expect ations! .abacoestateservices.comMAY 15, 2014 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco LEISURE LEEBAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, Power & telephone available. $35,000. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $348,500.TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f ) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with 100' +/of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $199,000. MARSH HARBOURSales T eam of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau Oce MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $168,000.Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home, recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120 bulk-headed canal frontage, 78 lay-along dock. $420,000. Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot, 88+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock & davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #1692 Prime residential lot # 3 less than 200 from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $1,899,500. Brigantine Bay # 1622-1625 4 adjoining level & cleared canal lots from 11,693 s/f to 13,876 s/f with canal frontages from 74 to 87. All lots with sea walls installed. Utilities available. Great water views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. From $266,000. to $592,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward Beach lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,205 ,000.Vacant Land Treasure Cay Beach Parcels Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #2036 Prime residential lot # 17, close top Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. Windward Beach Lots 12 & 13 # 2031 100 sandy beach frontage each, 21,675 & 23,000 s/f cleared, walled parcels. All utilities available. Fabulous sea views. EACH $ 599,000. GREAT CISTERN CAY# 2176 Rivendell Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,284 s/f. furnished beach cottage on 17,090 s/f parcel with 110 of Sea of Abaco frontage. $359,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 10, Blk. 203 # 1905 large 18,330 s/f parcel, 91 bulkheaded canal frontage, 480 s/f garage & dock. All utilities available $275,000. # 1197 Beachfront Lot # 7, 17,095 s/f with 126 hard rock & sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available. Enchanting Sea of Abaco views. $ 259,000. Inland Lot Near Beach # 2022Large 21,450 s/f choice corner lot on main road in Section 1. electricity & telephone available. 1,000 to beach. $49,000.SCOTLAND CAY#2198 Waterfront Lot 7, Block K : Large 34,993 s/f parcel with approx. 386 of Sea of Abaco frontage. Good elevation, adjacent to private harbour entrance. $439,500. #2217 Lot 78, Block 1 Prime 10,000 sq. ft. parcel on Flamingo Dr. 80 road frontage. Near to beach& golf course. All utilities available. $49,995.#2213 Leisurely Times 2 bed, 1 bath, 845 s/f furnished canal home on 12,100 s/f parcel w/110 bulkheaded canal frontage & 50 layalong dock. $299,000. JOES CREEKLot B Joes Creek Vicinity # 2253, Large 20,807 s/f lot adjacent to Leisure Lee, close to beach. Electricity, telephone & DSL available $50,000. Rock Point Beach Lot 9, Block 233 # 2140 12,257 s/f parcel with 90 beach frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. Beachfront Lot 11, Treasure Cay Beach : # 2270 12,866 s/f elevated, cleared parcel with 118 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous panoramic beach & sea views. All utilities available. $1,199,000. Sea View Lot K-82: # 2298 8,744 s/f lot located less than 200 from Sea of Abaco dockage. Access to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $199,000. Sugar Plantation 36: #2238 Lovely 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 level 3,400 s/f tastefully furnished Sea of Abaco waterfront home, plus 1,000 s/f garage & guest house. Pool, private dock, boat lift. 21,926 s/f lot with 100 shoreline $895,000. Orchid Bay Beach Lot # 25 # 1530 1.173 acre beach lot with 135 Atlantic Ocean beach frontage. Usage of Orchid Bay amenities. $1,499,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 34, Blk. 203 # 2320 Cleared 15,045 s/f parcel with 126 seawalled canal frontage, dock with power & water, dolphin pilings. $249,000. Beachfront Lot 58, Windward Beach # 2333 22,900 s/f level parcel with 101 Sea of Abaco beach frontage. All utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $599,000. Boiling Hole # 1030 Two Sea of Abaco waterfront lots (16,689 s/f & 18,192 s/f) 73 & 80 water & highway frontage. Hard rock shoreline. Utilities available. EACH $65,900. Boiling Hole # 1029 10.9 acre wooded tract with 156 Sea of Abaco bayside Sea of Abaco frontage. Utilities available at road boundary. $107,800. Ocean Symphony # 6 Ocean Ridge Estates# 2346 3 bed, 3.5 bath newly built & furnished 2,235 s/f Atlantic Ocean home & pool on 16,725 s/f parcel w/111 hardrock shoreline. Dock slip on Sea of Abaco. $1,495,000. Ocean Blvd. Beach Lots 92A & 93 # 2361 Exceptionally large 2.0 acre beach parcel w/174 sandy beach frontage. Cleared & level lot, electricity installed. Incredible sea views. $2,300,000. Galleon Bay Canal Parcels: # 1319,1320,1801 Your choice of 3 lots, each with 111+/seawalled canal frontage, from 15,270 s/f per lot, utilities available. EACH $249,000. Ocean Blvd Lot 10, # 1842 Oversized 54,963 s/f parcel w/165 pristine sandy beach frontage. All utilities available. Phenomenal sea views. $1,495,000. Thurston Bay Development Parcel #1579 108 acres at entrance to Treasure Cay w/2,300 shoreline w/1,300 sandy beach frontage. Abaco Highway & Treasure Cay Dr. frontage. Great development potential. B$3,900,000. Tranquil Palms # 2366 Well maintained & inviting 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,790 s/f turn-key furnished split level canal front home, good elevations. 110 sea-walled canal frontage, deep water dock, tropically landscaped grounds. $749,000.NORTH ABACO Fishermans Paradise Marina, Loggerhead Creek # 2355 Under development on 47 acre tract w/1,500 shoreline. Designed for 67 deep water slips for vessels up to 35. Electricity installed. As Is $2,495,000. Wave Watch # 2030 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath, elevated 2 level, 2,000 s/f turn-key furnished Atlantic ocean view home. Golf cart included. $449,000.SOUTH ABACO156 Acre Beachfront Parcel #2435 Elevations to 60 w/3,152 sandy Atlantic Ocean beach frontage adjacent to Long Beach community. Sensational sea views. Ideal for residential or resort development $4,500,000. Galleon Bay Canal Lot 102 #1580 12,000 s/f elevated parcel w/108 ,deep water sea-walled frontage. Utilities available. $275,000. Multi-Family Lot 45, Block 167 # 2436 15,000 s/f parcel, near beach, shopping & marina. $39,950. St Andrews Estates Golf Course Lots 8 & 9 # 2467 2 adjoining lots, total 28,713 s/f w/317 of golf course frontage. ,All utilities available. $79,500. Beachfront Lot 5 B # 714 1 acre elevated parcel with 100 sandy beach frontage, utilities available. $195,000. Harbour Canal Lot 4, Block 200 # 2500 20,000 s/f parcel with 131 sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. $329,000. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina Cottage # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127 of canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000. Treasure Cay Development Parcels 3 Prime Commercial Lots on Treasure Cay Dr # 2502 Each lot features 15,000 s/f with 100 of road frontage. near Treasure Cay entrance. Zoned for retail business. Utilities available. EACH $85,000. Sandbank Creek Open Zoned Acreage: #2504 12.5 acres with frontage on Treasure Cay Dr. & water frontage on Sandbank Creek. Good elevations, utilities available, ideal for commercial venture. $499,000.TREASURE CAYResidential Parcels #130 22,949 s/f beachfront parcel with 365 of Sea of Abaco water frontage. Great Sea of Abaco views. Electricity, water, telephone & DSL internet at road boundary. B$365,000. #1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. REDUCED TO $149,000. #2054 Lot # 204 10,590 s/f lot with 105 deep water canal frontage. All utilities available. $149,000. # 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $125,000.Lot # 15 Great Abaco Hwy Near Leisure Lee # 567 2.139 acre parcel w/ 50 elevations & 119 frontage on both highway & Coromont Pond. Utilities available. $129,000. Canal Lot 186 # 2469 12,535 s/f parcel on quiet cul-de-sac with 174 of deep water sheltered canal frontage. All utilities available. $119,000. Lot 209 # 2519 12,828 s/f parcel with 100 extra deep water, sheltered canal frontage, All utilities available. $115,000.1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $109,000. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $69,900. # 1902 Lot # 170 13,459 s/f, close to beach. Ocean views from your 2nd level home. All utilities available. $49,900. TURTLE ROCKS #2269 Turtle Rocks West 2.50 acre waterfront parcel extends from S.C. Bootle Hwy. to Sea of Abaco 148 hard rock shoreline. Good elevations, great sea views. $299,000. Brigantine Bay Harbour Lot 55, Block 199 # 2549 15,187 s/f parcel with 90 sea walled harbour frontage, includes 65 dock w/dolphin pilings, power & water installed. Fantastic harbour views $299,000. #1173 Brigantine Bay Lot 8, Block 191 11,200 s/f parcel with 80 seawalled canal frontage. $ 195,000. Sea of Abaco Lot 5, Rock Point# 1543 11,700 s/f cleared lot /w 77 sea front. Utilities available $179,000. 9.40 Acres S.C. Bootle Hwy (Near Treasure Cay) # 1718 Open zoned acreage, 438 on highway, 770 depth, wooded parcel, 1/4 mile north of Treasure Cay. $199,000.NEW LISTINGCottage Lot C-10, Orchid Bay # 1184 Sea of Abaco building lot, 14,574 s/f, 82 hardrock shoreline, majestic sea views. Orchid Bay amenities. $199,000.NEW LISTINGREDUCEDA Boaters Delight Bayfront Home # 2589 3 bed, 3.5 bath newly constructed, unfurnished, 2,240 s/f under roof, private boat slip, 108 water frontage, 18,600 s/f parcel. $499,000.NEW LISTINGBlackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521-38,514 s/f parcel,167' deep water Sea of Abaco frontage & highway frontage.Ideal for a marina site. Utilities available. $75,000. REDUCEDMulti-Family Zoned Harbor Basin Parcel #2591 cleared 31,000 s/f 265 waterfront development parcel ideal for condos, townhouses, villas etc. Utilities available. $995,000. NEW LISTING

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 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 June 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail South Abaco Bahama Palm Shores is location of new casting workshop Recently, master craftsman, Don Wood, carried out his second session of Shores. Mr. Wood has been casting and years in his Marsh Harbour studio next to Memorial Plaza, but he has for some time wanted to be able to cast much larger piec es. He has therefore set up a much larger When I arrived the process was well underway with an amazing heat already particular day Mr. Wood was concentrat ing on casting aluminum and a tempera ture of 700 to 800 was required. On days when he casts in silver a temperature of 1800 is required and bronze requires an even greater heat of 2300. His kiln is ca Dealing with equipment at such ex tremely high temperatures requires much skill and care and Mr. Wood and his assis with specialised gloves, aprons and protec scribed the several stages of the painstak 2. A rubber mould is then formed around the woodcarving. 3. Wax is then heated and poured in a liquid clay. with coarse sand and allowed to dry to the thickness wanted. out oven where the wax becomes burned off leaving the shell. cible in the kiln. When the molten metal is ready, the crucible is then removed with specially designed tongs handled by two people and is poured into the shell. allowed to cool then the shell is cracked to which are the end result, are a beautiful, shiny silver and look very much like the Mr. Wood owns a lot of equipment for casting all of which he built himself by studying books. He has also worked at casting with the University of North Caro Several pieces were cast at this sec ond session with which Mr. Wood was and by the end of the morning Mr. Wood was very tired but also very happy be

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Cays Purchase of Walkers Cay Very close! By Timothy Roberts It was recently reported in a national newspaper that the Government believes as a top investment destination. Khaalis Rolle, minister of state for in with two rival groups vying to purchase the island. He said that the imminent purchase is ects which have been on hold for several years due to the 2008-2009 recession. Rolle said, indicating that the pick-up had been especially noticeable on Abaco. We are now very close to a deal, we think, to beat on the prospects of securing a buyer been having very productive talks on Walk uled for the 10th Island Roots Festival was A history teacher at Forest Heights Academy, Cash explained to the audience that there are sub-cultures and microcosms culture. During his presentation, Cash listed prevalence of festivals and celebrations that showcase who we are as a people and vary from island to island. Shane Cash talks on Bahamian Culture at Island Roots Festival origins were explored. He said that Junk hamian culture. drama and famous actors like Sir Sidney director, author, and diplomat, who be also discussed, before Cash went on to talk mian culture, so Cash offered a number of phrases to give the audience insight on how sporting events were of great interest par ticularly with U.S. sports. With sailing as our national sport, it was no surprise that in the Star class sailing with Sir Durward left for last because it something he is most music has evolved over the years, and in and reggae. He talked about earlier music being centered on gospel and folk music As the presentation began to wind down, he emphasized that it is important to stay true to our cultural roots because it is festivals that bring things to the forefront On Saturday, April 19, the Elbow Mr. Cullen was in Abaco doing an assess ment on the lighthouse and died suddenly only two days after returning to his home Mr. Cullen was a noted lighthouse preservationist, advising and planning for preservation of several lighthouses in the A wreath was put up in his honour. Mr. Lighthouse remembered for years of preservation work

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 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 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 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 Beautiful interior lot $18,000 Beachfront lot $98,000 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 $695,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Interior lots start $24,000 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Casuarina Point Beach Home $230,000 Canal lots $70,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Views, near beach, rental income $265,900 Lots near beach with views $85,000 1/1 apartment, storage shed & more 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 with cottage $200,000 Murphy Town lot $20,000 Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 Ocean View Sub, Lot 4 $111,000 3 Waterfront lots, one dock starting $137,000 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $193,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $185,000 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 1 Acre waterfront $150,000 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 $ 175,000 Seaview Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Large building parcel $55,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Canal lot with seawall $125,000 The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? Part X No. Why? May 27 is apparently the last deadline according ternational! Airport Opening Special Issue* *It would be shame on everybody if those airport doors were still closed on May 27 but this publication will highlight whatever MP Curry speaks at Rotary Highlights positive economic outlook Member of Parliament for North Abaco, and Parliamentary Secretarey in Curry, was the guest speaker at the Abaco Rotary Club on May 12. Mr. Curry high assured Rotarians that his government had tion, he did say that information would be forthcoming soon and that the government was helping facilitate talks. Regarding the new mini-hospital, Mr. pect a summer opening of that facility. He also encouraged the Rotarians economy.

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May 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 .............................. $$ .................. 366-0558 PapanastyBBQ...........................$$.................. 366-0654 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. .............. $$ .................. 365-8470 Creative Hands Bakery.................$...................365-8153 Florences Cafe ............................. $ ................. .365-8185 Spinnaker Restaurant ............. $$$ .................. 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 The Wreaking Tree.....................$$...................365-5263 Sandy Point Nancys ...................................... $$ .................. 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 May 15, 2014 HURRICANE INSURANCE You Can Be Blown Away By A Hurricane Or you can rest easy knowing that you have excellent insurance coverage no matter which way the wind blows. 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) 323-6520FreeportPioneers 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) 332-2682 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 10 May 15th, 2014 Press Release Anglers Greg Smith and Dan Stacy Blue Sky to win the Guana Cay Champion Anglers Bob Jacobson and Austin blue marlin and two white marlin released. out the afternoon. Blue Sky opens 2014 BBC season with a win Please see BBC Page 6 Above: Creter's Bulldogs vs. Hope Town Wreckers on May 9 at the Murphy Town Ball Field. Pitcher Lyle Sawyer led his teammates to beat the Wreckers: 12 to 2. See page 10. Play Ball! ASA opens Softball Season

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 By Canishka Alexander front row seats to royal treatment during en as tributes to the tireless efforts of the teachers. throughout the ceremony that seemed to forge a deeper bond between teachers and with a gift basket as a token of apprecia tion. School & Youth News ACH students celebrate their teachers Above: Language Arts Teacher, Yasmin meisha Curry. By Mirella Santillo our island was an obvious tourist destina tion. She spoke to the crowd at the recent She outlined the natural beauty of the in spite of social struggles. and home-comings featuring native music and chicken. people are friendly. Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism reminds people why the island is a tourists destination Island Roots Heritage Festival. James A Pinder students and staff honour special lady By Samantha Evans special tributes to a lady most worthy of praise and acknowledgement for her dedi she celebrated her birthday as well. Af staff showered her with love and affection Bain to her seat. were written using the letters of her name joined the staff and gave some character same adjectives used to describe her earlier angelic and dynamic. Please see Bain Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Two Locations to Better Serve You! Marsh Harbour Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 8:30 6pm & Sun: 9am-4pm Ph: 242-367-2544 Fax: 242-367-6544 Treasure Cay Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 9am 5pm Ph: 242-365-8061 Fax: 242-365-8062 Perscriptions Vitamins Supplements Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Health & Beauty Supplies Accepts all Major Insurance Plans Accepts National Prescription Drug Cards Accepts US Perscriptions Fast and reliable service! www.abacoislandpharmacy.com E-mail: abacoislanpharmacy@gmail.com Bain was called upon to give the vote of thanks before students were dismissed. dents and parents for their preparation of the room and donations which helped to tion of their hardworking honouree. Bain From Page 2 School & Youth News Press Release many schools from throughout the country. very hard with the students in getting them selves. job well done. SC Bootle takes top prize in Visual Exhibit Above: Ms. Williams (center) and her stu dents who took part in this year's National S.C. Bootle competes in IBS Build-a-Bridge Competition Press Release competition is to construct a bridge using est load. the only school representing the island of bridge that withstood a load of more than solicits any help from persons who are able and interested in offering technical help. Picture Shows: S. C. Bootle High School

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Business Second Annual Mortgage Seminar held at Royal Bank of Canada By Mirella Santillo the scope of the seminar which included as well as several presentations from real ance brokers and contractors. comed the assembly. She also went through an overall plying for a mortgage besides the downplanning. consideration to determine how much the buyer could afford and pointed out the fees mortgage. to a school or to the place where one grew deciding factors for the price of a property. las stated that an appraisal is a third party the money spent on certain improvements is not recovered when the house is sold. the major determinant of the value of a home. Build a home keeping in mind that you might want to sell it one day. buying a property or obtaining a mortgage son. tance of establishing the legal status of the inheritance; ask for copies of the deeds and tablished subdivision (with water and elec tricity access) or in an undeveloped area? of completing costs. tion and stamp duty costs are usually divid ed between seller and buyer and can be as property; title search fees usually amount She discussed the possibility of stamp a client. She reminded people that it takes ap approved. property developer gave recommendations on choosing the right contractor and of fered some tips on building. is usually asking for trouble down the line. for references from previous clients and employees and go inspect some of the pre vious work of the contractor you think of employing. a booklet that you will share with the ar precise you are will save you money in the long run. Get all the appropriate drawings which could give the chance to a not-sohonest contractor to go with the cheapest materials. the RBC Mortgage Seminar. Please see Mortgage Page 12

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian May 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 putting them in third place overall. Aboard Chris Costello handmade trophy present Sunglasses from tournament sponsor Cos longtime BBC sponsors. Captain Steve Crammer and his crew Group. ship tournaments are validated using time Sports BBC From Page 1 sponsorship included a special participants leg of the series. the tournaments with cumulative points arships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in the ma rine technologies. register for any of the remaining tourna also download the BBC App for your An droid or Apple device. Search 'Bahamas Press release and Abaco did far better than anyone in several of our athletes in multiple divisions we really wanted at this tournament was to Champion to capture the Silver medal in tournament the stadium rocked with thun Swain. Abaco Judo Club will be hosting its rotti@live.com. International Judo champions no match for Abacos best Above: the Abaco Judo Team at the 2014 Bahamas Judo Open Tournament. Abaco rocked A group of four dogs and their own returning with new titles and two Best in Shows. Abaco canines return victorious Above: Tara Lavallee with her winning Please see Canine Page 7

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 classes where a dog is judged against an competed in performance events of Agil working partnership between handler and and through obstacles and hurdles. are brought in each year to pass judgment "Carley" received her Bahamian Championship and was awarded two Best in Shows over all dogs shown in conforma Sports Canine From Page 6 not only the top level of Agility but also very challenging. She is so fast racing through the obstacles in Show Am. and Bah. Champion Sandon now be competing for her Grand Champi onship title. won. his name indicate a title he has won in the By Mirella Santillo Abaco was well represented with sev eral teams in the Bimini Gateway Christian competed with a senior team of seven. place. ACH competes well at Bimini Tournament Coach Dean for the SC Bootle Dy time they participated in the Bimini tourna and Andros were each represented by one games in the tournaments they entered. proud of the results. Above: For ACH the junior boys won their division beating Turks and Cacios and the record was 6-0 and the senior boys record was 4-1.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 Sports GranderNew 3/2 home in Great Abaco Club. Sheltered private dock. $799,000Ref#18226 NEW PRICEOrchid Bay HomeOrchid Bay 5 bedroom home on bayside with dock and beach. Too many features to list. See listing on site. $1,800,000 Ref#20473 Guana Cay CondoGuana Cay 2 bedroom condo. Harbour views, new appliances. Comes with deeded dock slip in harbour. Furnished and ready.$360,000Ref#20488 FEATURED LISTINGS FROM AISLE OF PALM REALTY CALL US ABOUT LONG TERM RENTALS THROUGHOUT ABACO Forty-eight Abaco athletes make National Track and Field Team By Samantha Evans not have the state of the art facilities to train students shined at the district island meet that a complete team will be representing be going to this meet with district and na who are going there with hopes of bringing back some new titles for Abaco. training with the athletes to ensure that they are ready for this high level of com and Culture as a family island team but they will have to cover the majority of it. needed as they seek to raise funds for dis or any of the coaches from the named and the general public for their support to date. By Canishka Alexander opening of the All Abaco Softball Asso was a showdown between the Abaco Gro points to win the game. ing fans and entertainment was provided Deliciously prepared grilled and barbecued food served along with conch fritters and beverages were on sale as well. thanked his committee member and all sponsors for a successful opening weekend Bahamas had a close call but emerged as the winner in the bottom of the ninth in on to accrue three consecutive losses Above: Bulldogs pitcher, Lyle Sawyer. He, and Tyler Russell, travelled to Columbia to ball Team. Please see ASA Page 11

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May 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 eventually failed to advance for a chance Bahamas. Softball games continue at the and update schedules will be posted on the page. All Abaco Regatta Summer Celebration set for June 23-29 By Canishka Alexander will launch with a church service at Change to the event. in Archer has stated that the purpose of the event is to empower and bring Bahamians together and to restore Abaco to what it committee is hoping to accomplish on the island as they plan to host other events. Sports ASA From Page 10 sponsor to assist with the transportation well-accommodated and receive compli mentary meals on various days. Brewery makers of Sands Beer and sponsor for the Junior Sailing Competi for guests who book reservations of four or more days at their resort. Celebration include a press reception for sailing events for junior and adult sailors; a Junior Sailing School; cultural events; tion reception. treasure. volve all residents and visitors to the is Junior Sailing competition followed by 39th Regatta Time in Abaco gears up for summer year for bringing hundreds of visitors to and will continue through Central Abaco sailboats although there is a special class for the serious racers. panding marine tourism on Abaco. cruising area in protected Abaco Sound. summer marine tourism. racers. Besides the publicity Abaco gains surge in revenues. takes place during Regatta Time in Abaco.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 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 TELLER JOB VACANCYA Financial Institute invites qualied applicants to join their growing organization as a Teller. Qualications and Related Experience Requirements:Minimum of Five (5) B.G.C.S.E.s or equivalent, including English Language, Mathematics and Accounts grades C or above. To be ethical and honest in all day-to-day functioning. Ability to set a personal example of professionalism when dealing with co-workers and the general public. Ability to work independently, as well as a team member, at the same time exhibiting a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. To be accurate with gures and numbers. Possessing previous Tellering experience will be an advantage. Must Possess a Clean Police Record. Please apply in writing by May 30, 2014 with detailed resume and references sent to the attention of:Human Resources ManagerP.O. Box AB-20187 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas 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 Ruth TroughtonTo our beloved Ruth who passed away so suddenly on 2 June, 2013. You will always be in our hearts, Sweetheart. We loved you so much. Jeremy, Mark, Wayne and families Across 3. HIBISCUS 4. MOORES Island community off of Sandy Point 6. LIONFISH Beautiful, Invasive Species 9. ELBOW 11. BREEZE 12. REPAIR Fix 14. COFFEE grounds 15. ANGELS Heavenly Host 16. JELLY Down 1. OLIVE Virgin cooking oil 2. ARUBA Location of 2014 4. MOON romantic 5. CROWN 6. LIMESTONE 7. FALL Autumn 8. HELP Assistance 10. BOILING Degrees 13. PAST they tend to throw their food containers in the walls inviting insects and rodents. are in place. facts concerning insuring their homes. praised value takes the lot into consider with the market value but with the replace a replacement cost basis. But also beware A new catastrophe -sub limit policy can help create savings for people stressed with coming up with the insurance pre mium. tos and record what you have in the house. es. ger foods were served after the seminar Mortgage From Page 5 Across 5. Sandy Point native who coined Its Better in The Bahamas 7. Hint 8. Popular building block toy 10. Lepidoptera 12. Predecessor of Rock N Roll 14. Abaco forest. 15. Force sensitive warrior 17. National Sport 18. Fast, nectar eating bird Down 1. Worth 1,000 words 3. Commonly plaited at Heritage Festivals 4. Without fault 6. Ocean water 9. Musical Bahmian culture 11. Social Media term of approval 13. Cant have a beach without it 14. Home of the Eiffel Tower 16. Monarch Crossword May 1 Answers

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 People BECs Abaco staff supports co-worker with lupus By Canishka Alexander hamas and worldwide. Among those show planning assistants. have shown their support by wearing lupus chelle whenever the need arises. pus two years ago by her rheumatologist her life. million persons globally live with the chronic autoimmune disease brought on by balances in the body. Common symptoms include debilitat impacting random parts of the body es pecially internal organs symptoms that causes a high fever. where she begins steroid treatments and has to be hooked up to a drip to get better. to take four medications and four supple immune-suppressors to give the body the chance to rebuild. months she has to see an eye doctor to en sure that platelets are not building up in her eyes. swelling of the joints not to mention lack of sleep. for every person; it deals with each person differently. cles are really weak and not as strong as her liver and kidneys are still in good shape because lupus takes a serious toll on the she said matter-of-factly. kidneys and heart had begun to fail with the nick of time. ing there for her and helping her and sup know that no matter what we stand behind good days particularly when she has some coconut water to go along with it. Since are a lot of people in Abaco with lupus stigma attached to it. database of lupus patients in addition to vice.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian May 15, 2014 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 2423673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale The New Plymouth Inn, features quiet Colonial charm sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call Turtle Rocks, dr@aol.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Great Cistern, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, neil@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores land Marsh Harbour, Regattas, e-mail jadeonthebrain@yahoo.com Paradise Island / bath / fully furnished / all appliances / liv dryer. Available immediately; for long or short Get Results Advertise with a Classified Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, by owner Hope Town, Turtle Rocks, Diverse ReadershipFrom island-hopping second-home owners in Green Turtle Cay, to shermen in Crown Haven, to shopkeepers in Marsh Harbour. Every one reads The Abaconian. There are over 200 drop points on Abaco alone and over 600 international subscribers. Bi-Monthly Publication8,000 copies are printed per issue. Once at the beginning of the month and once towards the middle. Most are circulated on Abaco, but the rest are mailed to our global subscribers or carried home by happy tourists. Lasting ImpressionsIssues of The Abaconian are circulated for a long time and reread. Youll often nd our older editions (as well as current) in rental cottages, doctors ofces, marinas and a coffee table near you. Digital ReachOver 100,000 readers visit TheAbaconian.com every month to read the latest news and view the digital copy. Advertising is faithfully reproduced in the digital edition, meaning your message spreads even further. Trusted ContentThe Abaconian is Abacos longest running publication. Since 1993, locals and tourists alike have relied on us for unbiased reports as well as community updates. Business, current events, art, entertainment, sports and school news ll our pages giving you a comprehensive cross section of readers.Why Advertise with The Abaconian? Call 367-3200 email AbaconianNews@gmail.com or visit TheAbaconian.com/advertising for rates. Housebreaking and Stealing lers. She received information that a male know to her is responsible and was seen Alleged Drowning p.m. a resident of Guana Cay contacted the that a male aboard a vessel traveling from into the open waters off Guana Cay and pronounced the male dead. All parties aboard the rental vessel who came into the Commonwealth of the to have dived into the water to retrieve an vestigations continue. Illegal Immigration Abaco with suspected illegal immigrants safekeeping. Crime Report

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May 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MISC WANTED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, 13 Boston Whaler, 19 2003 Spanish Wells Hull, 22 Donzi Classic, draft sailboat. Can be seen in Great Guana 29 Blackfin, 44 Thompson Trawler, US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: Scott@JDGilbert.com and www.jdgilbert.com Boulders of Sale. Used Bantam Crane, for sale, Call 365-6006 New Arcoaire 5 ton AC condenser, Real Estate Sales Professional. pordesresidential.com Club Cart, Golf Cart, 1999 Chrysler Minivan 1996 Chevrolet 1500 Truck. Body and engine 2011 Dodge Nitro Heat, mechanical problems...serviced every three Wanted!! 27 foot cigarette style boat with seadoo parts professional tile saw. Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 Call 242-367-3200 Fax 2423673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Business Service Directory Rentals : Services: Big Cat Equipment Nassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763) Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS From Our Farm to Your Door! SOD for Immediate Delivery! New BeginnersBabysitting ServicesCare with a Gentle Touch Were here for your convenience 7 days a week. Evening Service Available Central Pines Abaco, Bahamas Mobile: 242-475-3982 Ms. A. Pratt SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions Solar Panels Solar Batteries Solar Pool Pumps Solar A/C Units Back up Power Systems Solar Golf Cart Charging System Solar & Instant Hot Water Heaters System Installations & Maintenance Charge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS 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 Consistent Advertising PAYS OFF Place 5 Business Classifieds & Get the 6th for FREE! $45 for Black & White $55 for One Spot Color $65 for Full Color Rates are per issue. Ad placement is once or twice monthly. For More Information Contact Us at 367-3200 or E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com

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