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Abaconian
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Bradley Albury
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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Press Release The conservation group known as the Abaco Defenders banded together to stop the clearing of land on private property that may be the remains of Carleton settlement, group approached the operating bulldozer, stood in front of it with cameras running explain their concerns to the operator and the General Manager of Treasure Sands, Conservation group stops bulldozing of historic site Developer to preserve artefacts Please see Carleton Page 15 Whats Inside NIB unveils new card. A6 Is the Airport Open Yet? Final Installment A22 Da roads dem dig up. Why a patch of freshly paved road was torn up days later. A7 Get Fishing! A10 William H Albury re turns home. B6 Weeks later, victims of need help. A22 Crossword: Airport Edi tion! B13 Crime Report. B12 Whats Happening June 4-7: BBC: Trea sure Cay Leg June 5: Sea Spray Goombay Festival June 6-7: Schooner Bay Tuna Classic June 9: Cherokee Quilt & Antique Exhibition June 13-14: Central June 24: Elbow Cay Lighthouse 150th Year Celebrations Community meeting in Cherokee tackles various issues Issues ranging from garbage to police presence were discussed at the community meeting in Cherokee on May 12. See page 12 for the full rundown. Above: Abaco Defenders met a bulldozer underbrushing an area many feel holds his torical value. Airport Open Above: the day many Abaconians and visitors have been waiting for, the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport open for busi ness. See page 2 for the coverage.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 By Timothy Roberts At six o-clock in the morning M Thompson International Airport opened its doors and just after seven Bahamasair walked into the new build The $30 million terminal and air ings, which began construction in Sep tember of 2011 enjoyed a soft opening that brought to a close the long saga nians an airport terminal they can be Despite a lack of belief by many that the airport terminal would open ( The Abaconians online poll showed over 70% of readers did not believe it would open this day) residents and New Terminal Opens Its Doors guests alike were very proud and im port Manager, said This is a good day for Abaco having realized the existence of a brand new airport terminal that will service not only Abaconians but He said that this morning all se curity personnel arrived on time and when Bahamasair and Sky Bahamas arrived all passengers were processed What we are looking forward to now is greater airlift to Abaco bringing more revenue to the community and While airport personnel work out Please see Terminal Page 5 Above: the breezeway outside the new terminal.

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 DAMIANOS

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

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 in to tour the airport on Wednesday, Michael Walsh, Regional Man ager for Silver Airways, said Were very excited; weve been waiting a long He said When a community puts together a terminal like this we see that they mean business and that they want us to come in and they are making it forward to operating smoothly here in The terminal concourse was abuzz with excited guests sharing smiles and talking about how nice the terminal Terminal From Page 5 terminal building to see for themselves Major Nelson from Calabasas, California said this is his second trip to Abaco and that this new terminal is Tina from Maryland said it was OC Cornish, local taxi driver, said Carl, an Abaco resident, said its a beautiful building and something Ab derdale who came in through the old terminal were very impressed and said the new terminal wonderful, bright While the terminal is now open and only one check in section is fully in that the domestic check in area put to The parking area is open and free for the moment, but they are expected to begin charging parking fees soon for Despite the few items that are not complete, the sentiment among Abaco nians is clear; they are thankful for a Airport Opens Above: Baggage claim at the new terminal. Abaco. Editors Note a smooth opening of the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport. It is a beautiful building that will facilitate the proper development of our beautiful island. However, there are some kinks to be worked out and questions still to be answered. The airport opened the same day as our press-time. So next issue we should have more details concern ing things like the control tower, cost of parking and long-term management plans. Thanks for reading The Abaco nian and congratulations Abaco on this milestone! -Bradley Albury

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com 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 On May 20 the National Insurance cials at the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour making their own presentation to to replace the previous, yellow paper cards has a host of security features and electron Presenting the cards in Abaco were Bernard Evans Deputy Chairman of the National Insurance Board, Pandora But ler Manager of Public Relations with the National Insurance Board and Christopher Wright Senior Assistant Manager with the NIB unveils new card for members Above: Island Admin. Preston Cunning ham (center) replacing his old, paper NIB card with the new plastic one. He is ac companied by NIB Deputy Chairman Ber nard Evans (left) and NIB Manager of Pub lic Relations, Pandora Butler (right). Please see NIB Page 7 Bahamas National Trust emphasizes Conservation in The Bahamas By Canishka Alexander During the Informative Talks sched uled at the 10th Annual Island Roots Heri tage Festival, David Knowles of the Baha mas National Trust (BNT) shared a video on the history of conservation in The Ba hamas and the important role played by his Audience members were shown how everything on land and sea are connected with much attention given to natures eco systems, fresh water sources and marine As Pamela Poitier, co-founder of Rake n Scrape Festival, pointed out there are certain industries that can sometimes cause negative environmental impacts is important to evaluate the different types of developments and avoid exhausting our Poitier succinctly explained: There is an old Indian saying that we should leave things in a better condition than we found protecting our environment while inviting The video showed a Cradle of Pro In the 1950s, a sanctuary was established on Inagua and a Wildbirds Protection Act was passed for the protection of the West then established in law, so early in the 20th Century The Bahamas positioned itself as a leader in conservation, the commentator The video presentation took a turn and quickly backtracked to the discovery of Christopher Columbus, and how he plundered The Bahamas natural resources Although the settlers who came after Columbus were able to enjoy the wildlife, food and fresh water the country had to of fer, presently there are constant threats to It is an alarming dilemma because The Bahamas contains the third largest bar rier reef in the world, and has a diversity In response to growing environmen tal challenges, The Bahamas Government National Trust was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas, and it is believed to possibly be the only nongovernmental organization in the world David Knowles, BNTs Director of Parks, said that today there are 27 National Parks with the latest addition being one in Director, and Eric Carey, executive direc As the presentation drew to a close, it was reiterated that the challenge is not to take the natural bounty that we have for that BNT was a bank, they soon learned that BNT was formed to help them under stand why natural resources are so impor tant and why those resources need protec However, Knowles agreed with the BNT is a bank a bank where de posits are being made for future genera tions to enjoy the environment and its re sources, and the clients are the Bahamian

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 repairs to a waterline that crosses the road directly across from Royal Bank of Canada other locations along Don MacKay Blvd. need repairs but this location is the only place where digging of the newly paved road became necessary. Central & All Abaco Planning oversight leads to trenching of newly paved road The three representatives received their new card along with: Preston Cun ningham Senior Island Administrator, as well as Alexander Flowers Under Sec NIB Deputy Chairmain, Bernard Ev ans, called the unveiling of the new NIB card an Historic and ground breaking mo He said the intention of NIB going forward was to Fully replace this bright, yellow paper card that served us so well for nearly forty years with a new state of the art premier plastic laminate registration security features as well as provisions for NIB Proving itself to be a progressive and dynamic organization We are leveraging technology to do business with the stake the card was high quality, hard plastic de tioned visible security features, like water marks, as well as those invisible to the na date storage in the cards electronic chip, he and associates hope that the card will evolve into the national card of The Ba The panel encouraged everyone to replace their old paper cards as soon as all the proper paperwork, the whole pro cess of issuing the new card should take A mobile team will also be engaging businesses in Abaco to help with the re placement process, especially those in the Cays and other further-removed communi Left to right: Pandora Butler Manager of Public Relations with the National Insurance Board, Bernard Evans Deputy Chairman of the National Insurance Board, Alexander NIB From Page 6

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Well, Ill Be 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!! 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? We have closed a chapter in Early morning on May 27 Thompson International, still un sure whether it was actually open, ter 7am and people spilled out of claim and was promptly greeted by The Abaco people have waited And this airport is a facility we can Of course the new terminal still has some physical bumps to iron out (a door installed backwards, a bag gage carousel not working, no PA system, among a few others) but I personnel and passengers get used to the new terminal after todays There are managerial challeng certainly be costly to run consider ing it was not originally designed parking is new for Abaconians and the taxi drivers will have to learn a of security being a little too, enthu now, and we are all stakeholders Weve waited too long and worked All of that aside, this really is of things are looking up; there are a lot of boats in the harbours, at are up, more visitors seem to be on the streets compared to last year and now, with a brand new airport as our face to the world, Abaconi growth is a real possibility for ev If we can get this airport open come any other hurdle that hinders With our capacity now for in creased airlift, local entrepreneurs Who knows what developments we will see a few years from now? Di Corrections In the article on the update of progress at the Mini-Hospital in the May 15, 2014 is sue of The Abaconian the story said that Alan Sharpe is a Director at Coastline Construction. Mr. Sharpe is not a director, but is a project manager for the company. Apologies for any confusion caused. Last Issue Tanisha Charlton was named as Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism. Jon najah Boodle is the Junior Minister for Abaco. Ms. Charlton is runner-up. Community Calendar

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Commending Good Work Dear Editor, Although a small section remains to be done (currently being worked on), the road from the airport all the way through the Town of Marsh Harbour to the Ferry Boat terminal has recently been resurfaced major infrastructural improvement in the Town of Marsh Harbour for more than twenty years and, accordingly, as a resi dent of Marsh Harbour, I wish to commend Hopefully, the new airport terminal will be opened shortly? Marsh Harbour, Abaco Mermaid Reef Reserve or Not?! Dear Editor, Please Republish my Letter to the Min. of Tourism My wife and I are longstanding Abaco second home owners and love the Bahamas tired Family Physicians and enjoy snorkel that snorkelling has now become our more preferred form of relaxation especially at ages of various hurricanes on the reef and We were there today to be greeted parted after I had a quick word with them while the spearonauts did their best to hide I informed those in the water that Sadly, I am fairly sure that after my As this area is I believe the only walkable good snorkelling area in Marsh Harbour we are asking the BDF, Bahamas Government and Friends of the Environ ment to do more to protect this very pre area both for local Bahamians and ethical visitors once damaged it can never be re Sincerely, Dear Editor, As long time visitors to Green Turtle Cay, we have been following the articles regarding the controversial dredging proj cent visit in April, we did not speak with any person who was in favor of the cur to read in the May 1 Abaconian of how this project was overwhelmingly passed by the We suspect the 2012 proposal mir rored the artist's renderings currently post ed in the settlement and at the project site; these rendering show the retaining wall covered over by sand creating a beautiful However, it is very evident that it is tached a picture of this project that we took covering a wall of this height with sand to match the artist's renderings would be im "Buyer Beware" Dear Editor, I purchased a new washer and dryer you service the equipment and do you keep The answer was yes and that they This past April the washer stopped for four days straight and they said that the Then for the next four days we were told to call at certain times, missed them Then I called told them of my displea sure with their service and was told that the owner would contact me that afternoon Over the past eight years I've bought I needed the new washer and dryer they were closed for inventory and I was headed since purchased a new washer from Marco that was larger in capacity and much lower To this date I have never been con tacted by the other shop to repair my wash -Chuck Reed Who Agrees with Gillam Development? and inspirational draw for locals and tour sive land grab can deface Green Turtles The new sea wall is not what resi Respectfully,

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 By Timothy Roberts The popularity of the Annual Custom Shootout continues to grow as this years event held at The Abaco Beach Resort and Skip Smith, Tournament Director, said This years tournament was really 53 boats all big custom boats that average Emerging victorious as the Top An Gone Fishin subsequently his team, Plane Simple, also The Custom Shootout, now in its thir teenth year, is a charity tournament where most of the proceeds are donated to the This years tournament saw some of glers, captains and crews compete aboard ally locked and loaded and ready to catch a Despite the weather not being the best with very windy conditions through day, another 30 the second day and on the which is really great especially in The Ba The Custom Shootout features only custom built boats and its very unique in that you have a lot of the builders attend pact that this tournament provides for Aba able to help my friends in The Bahamas by go to the restaurants and go out shopping around town, they go to Nippers and many Above: Top Angler, Jim Jensen, with his team, Plane Simple. Plane Simple won the Shootout as the Top Boat. Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Gone Fishin Consistency pays off for Torta at Green Turtle Press Release York released three blue marlin, one white the second leg of the 2014 Bahamas Bill Angler Bill Gardner guided Team car from Hartford, Wisconsin released two blue marlin on day two and on day three hours of the tournament as Torta and The Boomer traded the top two spots through Team Hooker, led by team captain blue marlin and a white marlin putting Bradenton, Florida, was even more excited as all three anglers had never released a onship teams received a warm welcome from co-host resorts Bluff House and Green The BBC went to Green Turtle Cay this year after the channel to White Sound was dredged to accommodate the BBCs sport The Green Turtle Cay Championship a Chris Costello hand-carved trophy as Sunglasses from tournament sponsor Costa Fishing Forecasting (ROFFS), longtime and his crew each received Randy Rich designed crew trophies sponsored by the The Second Place Chris Costello tro mins and Team Hooker received the Third the second and third place teams also re Fishing Forecasting Service (ROFFS) and The Green Turtle Cay Champion ship, co-hosted by Bluff House Resort and Marina and Green Turtle Club, produced 14 blue marlin, 7 white marlin and 4 sail ments are validated using time and date accordance with IGFA and Bahamas Bill The big news from this tournament bites and seeing large blue marlin on the At present, the lead for the 2014 Championship belongs to Team Torta with 2900 points, Blue Sky is second with 2400 points and Marlin Darlin is third, also with Everyone has a chance for the Champion The next leg of the 2014 BBC 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 Abaco ImagingInstant Quotes & Fast ProductionSigns Boat Names Banners Magnetic Car Decals Vinyl Window Lettering Privacy Glass Screen Sales@AbacoImaging.comPhone: 367-7000Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 Sat-Sun: Call for AppointmentWhy wait weeks when you can have it in hours!

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Standard Hardware STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! Business The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club made a presentation to Kentucky Fried Chicken on May 14 honoring the restaurant for being the largest collector of donations for the clubs Toys for Tots program. The Club places donation cans at various businesses across the island to collect funds to buy toys for children at Christmas-time. pictured are members of SFMC Sid Dawes, Rex Albury and Ryan Higgs along with several of KFCs staff members. KFCs Tots contribution Paradise By Samantha Evans This latest eatery opened its doors to give locals in Central Abaco a feel of Fish water, the view from The Radio Abaco lot Old Maje has a large variety of snacks, grill items, combos, wraps, sand wiches, jumbo hot dogs, and numerous conch dishes with fresh conch salad sold the owners, he has been in the food service business for years and has always wanted to create an atmosphere that people could He and his wife Tenille Major believe that they have accomplished that with Old To make the visitor experience even more memorable, they have three great deals: with every combo ordered you get a free lemonade, and on Wednesdays and Fridays when you buy two snacks you get an order of conch fritters free and when you order three snacks you get a forth one To date, business has been steadily growing and they are looking forward to it They are open Mondays to Saturdays Entrepreneur Watch Please see Entrepreneur Page 15

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAY S Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estat e www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Bali Hai Cottage From $2500/wk plus tax Blue Heaven $3750/wk plus tax Ocean View Lot 1 $140,000 BSD A New Hummingbird Hill From $2400/wk plus tax Twin Towers Guana Cay $229,000 Lower Harbour Tilloo Cay $899,000 USD Casa Luisa $660,000 USD Breezy Palms $2.825 M USD Rental Sleeps 8. From $1900/wk plus tax Coco Plum $695,000 BSD NEW PRICE! Business Chamber of Commerce signs Memorandum of Understanding By Timothy Roberts During the Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) held on Tuesday, May 13, an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Auskell Fitness Center donates facility to Fire Department By Timothy Roberts head of Auskell Medical Clinic, donated the use of the Auskell Fitness Center to Assistant Fire Chief, and he had talked for program and we talk about the impor to donate the use of the facility to assist the As we know, exercise also helps the stress level no one thinks about the stress proving their physical body it will certainly their bodies will help their minds handle the stress better its a body mind connec He said that it is also about apprecia tion, because these guys do a heck of a job for all of us, in trying to protect us and this is just something we can do to give our department for sharing the facilities with Entrepreneur From Page 14 BayView Convenience By Samantha Evans nience Store opened for business in Suite The store specializes in everyday breadbas ket items including bread, cookies, school snacks, drinks, disposable items such as plates, forks, cups, pampers and wipes, They also provide BTC Top Up ser In the coming months, baby food the dream of the late Cyprianna MajorWilliams who was in the process of plan ning the opening of the store before she grow the store as big as possible to meet Above, seated: Dennis Lightbourn, President Abaco Chamber of Commerce, I. Chester Cooper, outgoing Chairman, BCCEC, Edison Sumner, CEO BCCEC. Standing left to right are: Robert Nunez, Vice President Long Island Chamber of Commerce, Charles Bodie, Executive Secretary, Exuma Chamber of Commerce, Veronica Owens, Presi formed Bimini Chamber of Commerce and McKallen Stubbs, President Central Andros Chamber of Commerce. Missing from the photo is Mr. Edmund Rahming Sr., President of the South Andros Chamber of Commerce, a signatory to the MOU. with the chambers of commerce in The Ba The MOU seeks to strengthen the re lations between the BCCEC and all cham bers in The Bahamas as it relates to trade information services, exchange of informa tion, dialogue and advocacy on issues of national importance and further strength ening of trade, industry and commerce be tween private sector businesses in The Ba The Chambers also agreed to work together as a cohesive group to make sig ment and implementation of the National North Abaco said that no further clearing would take place on the site until further archeological the Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporations (AMMC), visited the site of the proposed expansion of Treasure Sand the Abaco Defenders along with journalist As Smith described in an article on the trip, Remains of a loyalist-era settle ment lie scattered over the landscape just off Treasure Cay Drive, the road that con nects to the Abaco highway between the week, we collected brick and pottery frag ments, bottle glass, and a heavily corroded called for construction to cease pending According to the Abaco Defenders at the site, Blakely explained to them that he for AMMC to conduct their surveys, but the local group pointed out that his bull dozer was doubtlessly doing more harm During the visit of the AMMC, Blakley had told those present that he is researching the history of the Carleton ex pedition of 1783 to name his new pub after a pub in New York where the expedition The Defenders like the idea and see how great it would be to have the artifacts that are on the property catalogued and preserved with some of them being on dis However, they point out that this can only be done if a proper archaeological sur vey can be performed to locate, map and document artifacts before any additional The potential expansion of Treasure Sands has been the site of controversy with the Abaco Defenders groups objecting to dredging that took place in Sand Banks Carleton From Page 1 Please see Loyalists Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 North Abaco Press Release More than 100 Abaconians lined up at China Harbour Engineering Companys One applicant, resident Herschell tion on the $39 million North Abaco Port project will in turn kick start more activity Church of God in Coopers Town even be For the young people to be able selves so they can do some more business CHEC job fair attracts North Abaco applicants I just want to position myself to Edgecombes story was one of many at the job fair where nearly 150 people from throughout The Bahamas submitted applications and got interviewed on the expressed the importance of the company hosting such an event because it gave the company an understanding of what skill This project has huge potential for growth of the economy in North Abaco So it is important for us to build a team To ensure this, CHEC has extended the time for applicants who were not able to bring all the required documents (copy of NIB card, references and police record) applications have up to two weeks to drop them off at the Island Administrators of CHEC has also engaged the services make the decision on hiring employees, in an effort to keep the process fair and im expects successful candidates will be short listed for the available positions before the ing Company. group has continually asked for informa tion on the development so they can de termine what the impact would be on the nearby creek, the road that comes in and out of Treasure Cay In a recent town planning meeting at tended by Abaco Defenders members and their legal counsel, the North Abaco Town Planning Board members admitted that they had no idea of the full extent of the development while considering the permit applications for several small structures on granted before the visit of the AMMC and without further knowledge as to how they Without a Freedom of Information formation without the relevant Ministers permission, including the town planning are supposed to make decisions without all At the same meeting the represen Blakey, stated they were not doing a de While we are generally in favor of Short cutting the procedure is not the way operate on this project or any other project We havent been able to determine if we are for or against this development, as we still dont know what the development is, but we want to make sure that the resi dents have the chance to be consulted and that the people who live here will know we are trying to make sure that everyone is playing by the same rules and that our history and our natural resources can be to protect the only road in and out of Trea give away without any say from those af Loyalists From Page 15 Fire Road to celebrate 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament and Festival in July By Canishka Alexander The Fire Road 2nd Annual Fishing 11-13 at Fire Creek Road the designated festival will kick off with an opening cer According to Carolee Russell, Fire Road Festival Committees Secretary, ac tivities are planned for the entire day and will include face painting, a watermelon eating contest, swimming competition, a basketball championship, and domino tour Russell said that the Fishing Tourna show and live band performance will take lowed by basketball championship games A gospel concert highlighting local As the Fire Road Festival Committee continues their preparations, Russell said that donations and community assistance Russell, and Sophia Thompson, who can Historic artefacts found at Treasure By Timothy Roberts Remains of a loyalist settlement have Treasure Sands development and Antiqui ties Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) has requested that construction Please see Artefacts Page 22

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Community meeting in Cherokee tackles various issues By Jennifer Hudson Town Committee for Cherokee Sound, Ca suarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores held Community Centre in Cherokee Sound, for persons from all of these townships to air any concerns they may have and have them answered by the various dignitaries and heads of de partment pres These included the Abaco Edison Key, Parliamentary Repre sentative for South Abaco, Senior Deputy perintendent of Police Noel Curry, As sistant Manager of BEC Martin Green, Assistant Director of the Department of the Environment Kimberly Wells, Executive Director of Friends of the Environment Kristin Williams, and David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust along with members of local government for South The meeting, which was led by Hudson, was opened in prayer by audience and you can all be proud of its cleanli improve and that we will get more support is not easy to represent such a large area extending from Moore's Island to Marsh However, he stated that every com munity will receive something even Ba hama Palm Shores, which up until three years ago never received any support from representative for Bahama Palm Shores, anyone from government has recognized Cherokee Clinic: He announced that funds for the con tinuance of the building of the clinic are currently in the public treasury waiting to be sent to the administrator in Sandy Point $25,000 was allocated to the clinic and this He added that he has asked the Ministry of Health to provide some funds for this Garbage: Cherokee dumpsite which he said has been had been made to move the dump but then the government changed and it did not hap Kimberly Wells spoke regarding the this a vexing problem since when the tide comes up garbage is washed all over the in and they say they know about the prob ery opportunity I can get to have this prob Administrator Smith stated that she has contacted the powers-that-be in Nas will be taking over the Bahama Palm Police Presence: ning, invited questions from the audience stating that in order to keep the meeting moving each person would have two min by addressing the problem of the fact that there are only two police of all of the com munities be tween Sandy Point and Marsh Har Hudson feels strongly that more police If a person needs the help of the police it takes far too long for any help to arrive since the distance is so far from a police Superintendent of Police, Noel Cur about to Sandy Point and they are assisted of Agreement meeting with Schooner Bay this problem was discussed and authorities are working on establishing a police station He stated that he has also spoken about increasing police patrols throughout been in service for some time since it was badly damaged during an incident with an illegal aircraft at Sandy Point and is cur He was pleased to state that real data shows that from Cherokee to Sandy Point there had been zero murders for the year Please see Cherokee Page 20 "The Minister and supervisors came in and they say they know about the problem, but it is like pulling teeth. "It is a wonderful little community and you can all be proud of its cleanliness,"

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Sids Food StoreGroceries Toiletries & SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Frozen Meat Dry and Canned Goods Homemade Breads CURRYS FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front ABACO FREIGHT COURIER SERVICE Ocean & Air Walk-In & Special Handling 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Ph: 561-689-1010 561-502-2632 nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedBrass Stainless Aluminum Sandblasting & Marine Grade Welding on Stainless & Aluminum Across the Street from Abaco Outboards Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-4276 Fax: 242-367-4259 Certied Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Groceries All you need & more! 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Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair and so this area does not contribute to the A member of the audience commended the police for the work they do and expressed appreciation to local government for its Cable Supply: Persons from Bahama Palm Shores and Yellow Wood brought up the vexing problem of lack of supply from Cable Ba the Heads of Agreement between Cable Bahamas and Government they had agreed to supply every community in The Baha too costly in parts of Bahama Palm Shores because all BEC cables are underground audience or panel knew why service has not been provided in Yellow Wood since Cable goes right past that community from National Parks: David Knowles spoke on behalf of the Bahamas National Trust about the four aco Creeks National Park, Blue Holes Na tional Park at Sawmill Sink, Cross Harbour East Abaco Creeks National Park, which is in the Cherokee Sound area, is a beautiful creeks system and a great breeding ground Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment, has been sent to government Cherokee From Page 17 to let them know that persons support this bour and the Marls of Abaco will remain as multiuse areas and not, as some people Manatee Sightings and Abuse: Kristin Williams of Friends of the Environment mentioned that Georgie the manatee is back in Cherokee Sound for a She became sick and was looked af ter at Atlantis but after her recovery she but obviously liked Cherokee best and has She also informed the audience that another manatee named Randy has been in the Sandy Point and Moores Island area recently but sadly some in Moores Island The people of Cherokee treat Georgie as a pet, but the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Association is asking persons not to feed her because she needs to learn to ter, but you're only hurting her by feeding In the absence of any further ques tions the meeting was brought to a close with a prayer by local government member Michael Knowles and was followed by re only vehicle remains out of service According to the Superintendent of Police for Abaco, Noel Curry, the South The area from the Airport Roundabout to Sandy Point, including all the settlements in between, is patrolled by two stationed form their patrols has been out of commis The vehicle was damaged on Feb 23 when the police intercepted a human smug The airplane transporting illegal immi grants was rammed into the police jeep, cent South Abaco meeting that plans are in place to increase police presence in South lishing a police station in the Schooner Bay 30 year lizard study on Abaco By Jennifer Hudson Each year a research group spends between two and four weeks on Abaco to continue their research on the brown anole are studying how the curly tail lizard af fects the brown anole, and how the pres ence of the brown anole affects the rest of commenced over 30 years ago and two members of the present group have been this research project, has been a member is now Professor of Organismic and Evo and maintenance of biological diversity, his primary focus being the behavioral and that his research here has produced many interesting discoveries about anoles, ecol Other members of the team are staff faculty members of the University of Cali fornia, Davis, Duke University and the ards on two other Bahamian islands and throughout the Caribbean but particularly likes Abaco and the area of Snake Cay eas are particularly good for studying the brown anole because there are many tiny rocks which act as the equivalent of test enables the biologists to study food webs, how the ecosystems function, how species interact and how species adapt to their en The scientists are documenting the the brown anole lizard and we are study ing how they are so diverse and adapted is changing due to global warming and we are looking at the question of whether the species can change quickly enough to The original research projects in volved a) how various effects move down the food web and b) looking at the food vent of so many strong hurricanes in recent years has caused the research to go in yet another direction, one which the scientists has enabled us to learn a lot about how hurricanes affect ecosystems including the for lizard populations to recover and we are hoping that there will be no more hur and our work done here has been very web origins, species adaptation and hur papers which have been written by these scientists on their work in Abaco have been to the Bahamian Government for its sup port of this project and also to the many Please see Lizard Page 21

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Fathers DayJUNE 15th Place a Fathers day Message ad to your Dad in the Abaconians next Issue, out June 12th. Show your Dad how much he means to you Happy Fathers Day Your personal message goes here.Love from, Wife & Kids Ad Sizes & Rates: 5w x 2h: $40 B&W $55 One Spot Color $70 Full Color 5w x 3h $50 B&W $65 One Spot Color $80 Full Color 5w x 4h $60 B&W $75 One Spot Color $90 Full Color 5w x 8h $90 B&W $85 One Spot Color $100 Full Color 5w x 2 h Full Color Sample AdGive us your Photo & Message and let us design your Fathers day ad DEADLINE TO PLACE AD IS MONDAY JUNE 9THCONTACT theabaconianPh: 242-367-3200 U.S. Ph: 386-957-6117 E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com Casuarina Point, has assisted these sci entists with boat transportation for over thirty years, almost since the inception of is a great help in spotting and catching the It is interesting to note how this Har vard professor became involved in such Lizard From Page 20 boyhood phase of being fascinated by dino ver in which Beaver gets a baby alligator having a dinosaur, but since I would not be able to keep an alligator I asked my par suasion my parents got me some caimans which are a close relative of the alligator family from South America, and my inter est in biology and zoology spawned from Above: Dr. Jonathan Losos hikes through the shallows in search of the Brown Anole interesting discoveries relating to ecology and evolution. Photo by Manuel Leal. By Lee Pinders Monday), Cherokee will be hosting a unique exhibition of new and antique Besides the quilts, many of which were put together right in Cherokee, there tion, other local handiwork will be avail Cherokee community to host antique and unique handicraft exhibition on June 9 Above: an example of the quilt-work that will be featured at the June 9 exhibition in Cherokee. Before these one-of-a-kind pieces are lost, the Cherokee community wanted to highlight them and share them with other Abaconians who might appreciate their ex Refreshments will be available off the grill if you are hungry and a pretend-Eng lish Tea Room will be set up for the ladies to enjoy small sandwiches and cakes and a of quilt making and still maintain a Sat the years they have donated many of their handmade quilts to local charitable func connection with an International Prayer Group and make lap quilts for the sick and Over the years Cherokee has hosted Art Shows, Sea-Shell Exhibitions, Nativ ity Shows, Dolls, Teddy Bears and Angel Since there are no restaurants, bars or movie theaters, this is just one more ef fort to try and bring some excitement into the beaten track and out of the main street This latest project will be in aid of the this local project that will enhance many Hopefully many will enjoy an after noon of fellowship and interaction with other Abaconians and join in the fun at

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Hope Town..cont 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 The Abaconian presents Is the Airport Open Yet? Part XI North Abaco site, further investigation is warranted, and signage to be installed identifying the area Pateman turned up some cultural remains which will be analyzed while they arrange an archaeological survey to be done this Items such as brick and pottery frag ments, bottle glass, and a heavily corroded iron object that looked like a rope cleat were recovered from the site considered In the past archaeologist Robert Carr, along with historians Steve Dodge and Sandra Riley and Green Turtle Cay artist ers explored the area after researching artefacts, including pottery, bottle glass, oven bricks, military tunic buttons, mus ket balls, sewing implements, shells and The artefacts will be sent to the Uni versity of Florida for further analysis, the survey planned for the summer will seek to in hopes of reconstructing the settlement Tim Blakely, manager of Treasure Sands Club said he would consider set ting up a small museum and possibly name a restaurant after the New York tavern where the loyalists signed up for their Ab We are very open to co-operation with anyone who wishes to survey the Artefacts From Page 16 Press Release On Abaco, and throughout The Ba hamas, the poorer sections are often over crowded with poor planning and limited organically as necessary to accommodate community is called Pigeon Pea, which burned and consumed many homes on De cember 31, 2013; two souls were lost in out in a cluster of homes called Sandbanks dominantly Haitian community with many families living in very close quarters under conditions where construction and zoning ten more extensive than they might be oth Community relief efforts have been centered around a local church (Treasure Cay Gospel Church), which is still under construction, but which is helping to dis pense water, food, and clothing, and is serving as a temporary shelter for some of The church has cushioned pews Donations have been gathered through CrowdRise for a total of $1,000 These donations were used to pur chase food and personal-need items (as listed below) for the families affected by purchased and delivered to the Treasure Cay Gospel Church in Sandbanks on May These supplies will help to sustain their needs are greater than could initially be met, and they continue to need clothing and bedding supplies, along with food and Mack Altidor has faithfully served the New Years Eve, and now he has gracious ly offered his experience and connections most needed and useful for the displaced ting discounts because of his previous He also called on some local contacts that he knew to get a sizable discount on pur Above: Chelseas Choice manager, Carina Ferguson, with community activist, Mack Altidor. Chelseas Choice provided water at a deep discount for the displaced resi dents. efforts continue

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 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 ................................. $$ .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Islanders Seaside Rest ................ $ .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine ................................. $ .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar ................ $ .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Grabbers ................................... $$ .................. 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... Terrance Davis .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer ............... 367-3941 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh ... 477-5037 Edward Rolle ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... 477-5996 Richard Albury ............577-0313 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 Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140 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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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 11 June 1st, 2014 Above left to right: Shakeem Henchell, Freceal Cornish, Devano Mackey and Stevie Christian Gardiner at a relay earlier this month. The Moores Island team took third place in Abaco runners medal in 2014 Junior IAAF By Jennifer Hudson This year will mark the fourth year that students from Ryerson University in Canada have assisted at Every Child to both the University and the school since the Ryerson students gain valuable experi ence and the children and teachers at ECC This year eleven students are assist ing at the school from April 30 to May 31, with two of them staying on until June 2. Normally the students are selected from third and fourth year placements at the uni versity but this year there are some secondyear students also. The students are from the departments of early childhood studies, sociology and social work and are over seen by their Professor Jean Golden. The students stated that they came with no expectations but they are loving it. They are enjoying working with the children and also learning about Bahamian culture. "This year students are receiving a more in-depth introduction to Bahamian culture through meetings with various per sons and entities in the community rather than just, as in other years, gleaning what they can from social interactions. This year they have enjoyed talks from persons Ryerson University students assist at ECC Please see ECC Page 4

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Students and several parents recently got an opportunity to publicly thank teach ers at S. C. Bootle High School during a special assembly. Some teachers were serenaded, oth ers were showered with gifts such as fruit baskets, envelopes with cash and gift cer braced with hugs. Principal Huel Moss explained that this was the students' way of saying thank you to the teachers for the marvellous job they do on a daily basis. "Certainly, for many students, teach ers provide much more than the formal ed ucation as mandated by the government," Moss added. "They play a major role as parents, nurses, counselors and advisors." S. C. Bootle High School teachers capped off their Teachers Appreciation Month by attending a District Teachers Church Service at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town before enjoying a deli cious PTA sponsored meal and fun-social at Curly Tails Restaurant in Marsh Har bour. Teachers were commended for all they do. Teachers Appreciation Assembly held at S. C. Bootle High School Above: Several S. C. Bootle High School Teachers display some of their gifts during the assembly. School & Youth News By Timothy Roberts Agape Christian School presented Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) with two cheques on May 19 from fundraisers held at the school. During the annual Agape School Fair and gave excited children a short ride. The tickets received for the rides. Agape later held an out-of-uniform day and money collected from the students ment as well. Agape donates to Volunteer Fire Department Christian School, Dakota Sawyer stu dent, Danny Sawyer Fire Chief of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Kha lin Sims student, Kevanna Russell stu dent, Farrah Cartwright Sixth Grade Earlyn Baillou Captain of MHVFR

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Give us a call today & let us give you quality prompt service Containers 20, 40, 45 Flatbeds, Flatracks & Piggyback Trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALLTel: 242-367-2976 VHF 16 from the Friends of the Environment, Sar rone Kennedy of The Bahamas Red Cross, Marsden Lawley and Lynn Major of ECC, Pastor Baillou and from visits to the Hai tian communities of the Peas and the Mud," explained Professor Golden. Students have been working in the classrooms in the mornings, assisting with the Special Olympics program during the lunch hour and working on various proj ects during the afternoon which include developing a third newsletter on types of disabilities to be distributed throughout the community. One of their goals is to intro duce activities the children are interested in and organize a play date for the last week of their visit in which activities and games will allow the children to not only practice balance, etc., but also apply social skills. Each of the students, with some help from their mentor, Professor Golden, de gifted or suited and each is working with the children in their area of choice. For Andrew Sigmaringam, this entails work in the art room designing tables and masks. "This is a collective activity in which everyone contributes and it is nice to see everyone working together," he stated. Andrew is hearing impaired and has been giving lessons in ASL (American Sign Language) to the hearing impaired at the school. He has been teaching them numbers, colours and letters and engaging them in conversation. In the afternoons he organizes dance classes to help the children with their mobility issues. He has also been rotating through the vocational centre and organized a workshop on hearing impair ment. Every student was eager to share School & Youth News ECC From Page 1 the children. Saira Choudhary is helping the children with their approach to antibullying. She approaches this with the youngest children by getting them to think about gentle and loving words and acts of kindness. Their ideas she is compiling into a book. With the older children she is fo cusing on fruits of the spirit. Erica Benjamin gets the children to work out their problems in role-play. Adri enne Bess is helping the children with their English and literacy skills and gives oneon-one help with reading; she encourages them to talk about their lives and what they are going through. Phoebe Heng is work apply for scholarships which will assist in paying for their education at the school. She is also helping in a census for the gov ernment providing information on each of the 110 students at the school and also suggesting equipment which is needed for some of the students. Heerthana Perinban has a farm ing project going in which the students grow vegetables and fruits and are learn ing about composting and recycling. "The physical labour and exercise involved helps with their mobility and motor skills since some of the students are very stiff," he explained. Sarah Martin has written to the Min istry of Agriculture for their assistance and is working on a project which will hopeful ly enable the school to sell breadfruit trees Sarah Lindsay assists with the tuck shop helping the students prepare snacks and sandwiches each day and meals such as chicken fettuccine and pasta salad twice a week. "This enables them to practice life skills for independent living and also teach es them about hygiene, sanitation and good nutrition" she says. Anthony Clark has responsibilities in two areas. In the mornings he has been leading a spirituality character develop ment class. This includes Bible study and meditations at which he also plays his gui tar but he has now moved on to helping in the training centre. In the afternoons he helps a group of older students with car pentry skills. The students ask the teachers what repairs need doing in their classroom and then they go about effecting basic mainte nance and repairs which has been instru mental in saving the school some money. Many of the Ryerson students are provid ing sexual education classes for girls and boys separately. One of the students noted that she spends much time listening to chil dren who need to be able to talk to some one about their very traumatic experiences. All of the students were very enthu siastic about their work with the children at ECC and stated that they had enjoyed the students stated that her favourite part had been talking to the students and build ing really strong connections while another stated that she had enjoyed watching the interactions between students, stating, "There is a strong sense of bonding here, all the students are very loving and I have been very touched to see how they all look out for each other." Another young lady became very emotional when talking about the lack of compassion and understanding she had experienced from some members of the community towards the challenges of these students. "We have been very moved by listen ing to the ECC students tell their stories about how their lives have really improved since attending this school and we have the students who were once rejected in previous schools," stated the Ryerson stu dents. They summed up their whole experi ence at Every Child Counts by saying that; "This experience has given us all an op portunity to grow and the ECC community has taught us a lot more than we could of fer them." Abaco students aim to Eliminate tetanus By Samantha Evans The Kiwanis Club of Abaco joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus under the umbrella of The Eliminate Project. The deadly tetanus disease steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies annually. The effects of the disease are excru ciating with newborns suffering repeated painful convulsions and being extremely sensitive to light and touch. To eliminate MNT, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe stor age, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million US dol lars and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. In the past, Kiwanis Club and UNICEF disorders, achieving one of the most sig century. MNT from the earth. By doing this, the efforts of this project will reach the poor est, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving healthcare. The students of the Key Club and K-Kids along with local schools are doing their part to help eliminate MNT from the earth. Each contribution of $1.80 can pay for a tetanus shot. The participating schools are Abaco Central High, S. C. 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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News Piano lessons offered at Long Bay School By Samantha Evans Piano Lessons are being offered at Long Bay School by veteran musician Er vin Sebastian Colebrooke who spent eleven years with the Ministry of Education and some nine years in the private school sys tem. He has twenty years under his belt so decided to branch out and work for him self. He offers private piano lessons to adults and children with his youth program being held after school beginning at 4pm. He has two sessions that last 45 minutes to an hour each. Thursday is Adult Day at which time he has piano lessons with adults. His les sons are open to persons from all ages. He is also available to give private lessons to adults during the day at his residence. He specializes in Classical and Gospel Music which he teaches the students to play by ear, to read and to play by sheet. The starting age for the lessons is 6 years and has no ending age since he has given lesson to an adult 75 years old. Over the summer months, he plans to have a Summer Music Camp where he will continue with keyboarding lessons but also add a few other instruments. Persons can contact him at 458-6124 for more details. Heal Our Land launches Sunday Afternoon Youth Program By Samantha Evans Heal Our Land and Social Program in conjunction with the Peoples Foundation and The Big Harvest Community Sunday School launched the Youth Sunday School for Murphy Town and Spring City on Sun day afternoon May 4 from 3-5pm at Heal Our Land Center, Reckley Street, Murphy Town. The theme chosen for the program is Getting back to the Basics. Seven guests were in attendance from New Providence for this launch ing exercise. The purpose of the program and introduction of teachers was done by Kathleen Knowles. The purpose of this program is to teach and train children so that they would have a heart to serve God and encourage them to make good choices in life. This youth program has three arms: Sunday School, The Juvenile Center and activities. As they work, it is the plan of the facilitators for the children to learn their weaknesses and discover their strengths. It is the job of the teachers to provide them with the help needed to overcome their weaknesses and to harness their strengths. During the afternoon Sunday School, the children will be involved in activities that will help to build their character and mold and transform their minds. Some of the activities will include Scouts, Ladies and Gentlemen Clubs, Summer Olympic Games, Back Yard Farming Camps, and Music and Drama Club. Activities will also be available for parents and grandparents. Superintendent Noel Curry spoke of they help to shape and mold good character in children. He pledged his support of the program. Similar sentiments were given by Rev. Marie Neely, Vice President of the Abaco Christian Council, and Apostle Jo seph Cox Vice President of The Peoples Foundation. The keynote address was given by Minister John Ferguson Director of the Sunday School Board and Founder of the Big Harvest Community Sunday School in New Providence. He gave an overview of his program, the foundation he laid with 35 children and a few volunteers in 1995 and the success of the program today with approximately 500 children attending the Sunday School weekly. He spoke of the lives that have been transformed and the families changed. Due to the success of this program, he has receives tremendous support from tions. He spoke of their Conquering Lion Award for teachers, Rally in the Alley, Food and Clothes Banks, Back to School Give-a-ways and other ways that they make a difference in the community of Woods Alley. This program is open to children from any community between the ages of Parenting classes beginning in May By Samantha Evans The Department of Social Services will commence their Parenting Classes at the end of May, 2014. The sessions will be held in Court #2 in the Government Com plex in Marsh Harbour every Friday eve ning from 5 to 7pm for eight weeks. The purpose of these classes will be to equip parents with the skills and tools needed to raise healthy, productive, and loving children. The two hour sessions will cover topics such as parenting roles, role of fathers, forgiveness, handling anger and and many others. Numerous professionals from the community were trained recently in prep aration for these classes so they are well able to facilitate the planned sessions. The parenting classes will be held three times annually. The sessions promise to be fun, en riching and informative. Persons from all communities are welcomed but space is limited. Some persons have already signed up for the classes but other interested per sons are encouraged to contact the Depart ment of Social Services at 699-0150 while space is still available. 4 to 17. It is free and refreshments will be served each week.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 The Cays By Timothy Roberts After several years of laying at the bottom of Whale Cay channel the barge Bahama Pride is being salvaged and is expected to be completely removed before the end of the month. A salvage barge from Donjon Marine Company has carefully salvaged the Ba hama Pride, cutting it into small sections to remove it from the channel. The Bahama Pride is believed to have been transporting rock and sand to Bakers Bay Development when it sunk in the Whale Cay channel under unknown circumstances. After several years the sal vage insurance company, working in con junction with The Bahamas Port Authority began removal of the vessel. Sunken barge removed from Whale Cay Channel Above: A salvage barge from the Donjon Marine Company removing the sunken Ba courtesy of Oswald Hall. Famed Abaco schooner, the William H. Albury, was built in Man-O-War Cay at Uncle Wills Boat Yard. Since 1963 the 70 boat has seen many adventures. tego Bay, Jamaica, the vessel was saved by David W Wright. From there, the boat has slowly been making its way back home. As of this week the Albury is back in Man O War Harbour. On Thursday, May 29 the community of Man O War will watch as the classic schooner is hauled up at Edwins Boat Yard for much needed repairs. Man O War has a long and storied history of boat building. Preserving this boat for future generations is critical to keep that heritage alive. Half-century old schooner returns home seum.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Dr. Mitchell will be at Integrated Medical Centre on Thursday June 12th, 2014 Sports and Steven Gardiner before their trip to Nassau. By Mirella Santillo Local athletesthe Moores Island team plus one Abaco Central High School studenttravelled to Nassau on Friday, May 23 to compete in the national entries of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014. The Moores Island team earned Gold in the Medley Relay and Bronze in the 4x400m. Head Coach, Pastor Anthony Wil liams, arrived from Moores Island with two of his trainees, Freceal Cornish and Moores Island Relay Team travels to Nassau to enter the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014 Rocky Jean-Louis, on transit to Nassau for the preliminary registration of his team. The coachs outlook was very positive as he mentioned the new record for high schools of 20.65", set by Steven Gardner in the 200m relay during the CARIFTA tri als. Besides of Steven Gardiner, the 200m team was composed of Shakeem Henchell, Devano Mackey and Brendon Davis. In April, the team set another record in Nas sau in high schools nationals for the 4x 400m relay with a time of 3'14". Moores Island placed itself on the international relay spot in the previous years by its teams achievement in the Pennsylvania Relay. The island will be represented in Nassau by Steven Gardiner, Rocky Jean-Louis, Freceal Cornish, Sha keem Henchell, Devano Mackey, Stephan Green, Whitsun Bain and two girls, Dr amika McIntosh (ACH) and Shantanique Humes. Coaches Rebecca Knowles and Elec tra Hunt were also to accompany the team to Nassau. Above: a Moores Island junior runner carrying the baton in a relay at the IAAF this month. Above: awaiting the baton. Moores Island runner in blue. liams and Steven Gardiner Amazing hilltop lots with fantastic sea views. ese lots are the best priced lots in the subdivision, and boast the best views. Bakers Creek is located roughly 8 miles north of Marsh Harbour and also from Treasure Cay. e subdivision features underground utilities to all lots and access for all homeowners to the beach where picnic tables are available. Each lot is 11,300 sq. (.26 acres) BSD $39,900 Property For Sale BAKERS CREEK BEACH LOT 10 BAKERS CREEK Bakers Creek Lots 10 & 11

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX TELEPHONE NUMBERS Administrators Oce..........................242-699-0000 Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016 Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032 Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052 Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067 Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092 National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639 Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647 Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152 Local Government Council.................242-699-0165 Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177 Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182 Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187 Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200 Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202 Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217 Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228 Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241 Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE Mrs. Margaret SchuitemakerWould like toTHANKAll the Cheokee men who Repaired her roof on Saturday, the 17th of April, 2014 S e r v i n g a V a r i e t y o f F i n e C u i s i n e B a h a m i a n A m e r i c a n I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n a C h a r m i n g I s l a n d A t m o s p h e r e Vehicle Fatality Abaco recorded its 1st Fatality for the year when a 16 year old resident of Abaco was killed when the vehicle he was driv ing collided into a Hill at the junction of Forest Drive and Bay Shore Road around 11:16pm on Saturday, 24th May 2014. Vehicle received extensive damages to the entire front section and windshield. Inves tigations continue into this matter. Attempted Arson A 33 year old male of Hope Town was arrested by Police when he attempted to burn down his mothers home in Hope Town on Sunday, 25th May 2014 around 2:55am.The home received minor damages to the roof. He was charged and scheduled to attend court at 2:00pm on 26/5/14. Assault A 29 year old of Murphy Town was arrested and charged for threats of death and causing damage to his girlfriend as a result of an ar gument between them. He appeared before Crime Report count on 23rd May 2014 where he pleaded Possession A 33 year old male of Sandy Point was arrested by Police on Wednesday, 21st May 2014 around 5:45am when Police ex ecuted a search warrant on his premises and found a white plastic bag containing marijuana. He was charged and arraigned in court on Thursday 22nd May 2014 months in Prison. Possession A 37 year old male of Sandy Point was arrested by Police on Wednesday 21st May 2014 around 6:42 am when Police executed a search warrant on his premises and found a white plastic bag containing marijuana. He was charged and arraigned in court on Thursday 22nd May 2014 and months in Prison. Call 919 to report crime Fu neral Service Anna Jane AmbristerThompson age 71 years and a resident of Fox Town, Abaco was held on Satur day 3rd, May, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Zion ciating was Pastor Ed Ambrister assisted by Pastor Daniel Curry and Rev. Allen J. Mills. Interment follow in the Fox Town Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Preston Thompson; two sons: Joseph and Leroy Thompson; two daugh ters: Mrs. Etta jane Rolle and Marilyn McIntosh; seven adopted children: Ri cardo Higgs, Deon Pitter, Ismay Pedican, Golden Thompson, Jerry Butler, Dwayne Thomas and Jocelyn McIntosh; two broth ers: Richard and Charles Ambrister; two sons-in-law: Ivan Rolle and Leslie McIn tosh; two daughters-in-law: Natasha and Darlene Thompson; 22 grandchildren: Durell, Whitney, Doran, Lenette, Leshell, Nadia, Devano, donte, Darnell, Ivern, An Remembering Family and Friends nalease, Ivar, Angel and Brittany Rolle, Leslia McIntosh, Kevin, Dorothea, Kevon, Leroy Jr., Rocarlo, Rosheko and Rodrico Thompson ; eight sisters-in-law: Priscilla, Ella Thompson, Victoria Jones, mable Grant, Melda Miller, Olivia Pierre, Ra chel McIntosh and Lillian Ambrister and Sharvine Thompson; four brothers-in-law: Ronald, Harold Grant, Joseph Jr. and Ber nard Thompson; one aunt: Olga Russell, two aunts-in-law: Evelyn Russell and Julia Wells; three godchildren: Deloris Rigby and Nadine Rolle; two grand children-inlaw: Euthal Brown and Jacent Rolle; 22 great grandchildren, 50 nieces, 55 grand nephews, one granddaughter-in-law and two grandsons-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends Con dolences to the fam ily of Mary Vernell (Sands) Rob erts who has been bed-rid den with hip Please see Obits Page 13

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 problems since February 2011 and passed away on the 15th of April, 2014. Born in Man-O-War Cay on Febru ary 8th, 1937, the eighth child to Millie and Treason Sands. She grew up on the Cay and attended school under the tut aledge of Headmasters Ivan Russell and the late Haziel Albury. While visiting a married sisters living in Cherokee she met and married Charles Roberts on the 15th of August, 1958 and lived in Cherokee Sound the remainder of her life. They had three children, two daughters and one son. Her husband and one daughter, Clara Jean, predeceased her, but is survived by her daughter Norma Jean Neilly and her husband, Larry, as well as her son, Andrew and his wife Annette. She cleaned the public school in Cherokee for many years, was an excel lent seamstress and baked delicious island bread. She was a loving wife, a protective Mother, Grandmother to Ashley and her husband, Lucus, and Great-Grandmother to Aidan and Alexander. She was cared for, loved and protected during her long convalescence by Kareen who was livingin house with her. She is also survived by one sister, Lola Sawyer and her husband, Martin, two sister-in-laws, Sally Sweeting and Marie Sands as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Remembering Family and Friends Obits From Page 14 Across 1. Goods carried by a plane. 5. On birds and planes. 8. Formerly stewards and stewaradesses 9. Bahamian airline with catchy jingle 13. Mach 1 15. Found on some boats and some planes. aircraft 17. Turbine-powered plane Down 2. Landing and takeoff 3. The new Marsh Harbour terminal began construction this month in 2011. 4. Small baggage 6. National airline of The Bahamas 7. Travel document 10. Weve reached our cruising 11. Vertical takeoff aircraft 12. Fliers profession 14. Atlanta, GA based airline 2. SALMON Popular freshwater 5. MCKINNEY Sandy Point native who coined Its Better in The Bahamas 7. CLUE Hint 8. LEGO Popular building block toy 10. BUTTERFLY Lepidoptera 12. BLUES Predecessor of Rock N Roll 14. PINE Abaco forest. 15. JEDI Force sensitive warrior 17. SAILING National Sport 18. HUMMINGBIRD Fast, nectar eating bird 1. PICTURE Worth 1,000 words 3. MAYPOLE Commonly plaited at Heritage Festivals 4. PERFECT Without fault 6. SALTY Ocean water 7. COMPASS 9. JUNKANOO Musical Bahmian culture 11. LIKE Social Media term of approval 13. SAND Cant have a beach without it 14. PARIS Home of the Eiffel Tower 16. KING Monarch Abaconian Crossword: Airport Special! May 15 Answers

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For More Information Contact Us at 367-3200 or E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com b Business Service Directory SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions S olar Panels S olar Batteries S olar Pool Pumps S olar A/C Units B ack up Power Systems S olar Golf Cart Charging System S olar & Instant Hot Water Heaters S ystem Installations & Maintenance C harge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com The Abaconian gives you the most value for you classied ad dollar: See it in Print! AND See it Online AND See it on Facebook A three-pronged attack. All for the same price. All included. Advertise today! Tim and Gina Matthews have called Man O War their home for the past two years. Now they feel a calling to leave the little Cay behind to pursue missionary work with Wycliffe Ministries. Wycliffe is a Bible translation ministry with outreaches all over the world. The Matthews will be moving to Papua New Guinea to continue the translation work of Wycliffe. Tim spoke about how supportive the people of Man O War have been during his and Ginas tenure on the island. While living in Man O War they called New Life Church their home church. Gina has spent part of the last two years teaching at Man O War School. The last two years I fell in love with all the students on Man O War, Cay. I had the absolute pleasure of being their teacher and sharing life with them. It was truly a gift People Couple to traverse open ocean in Papua New Guinea for mission work from God, she said. Speaking about their upcoming mis sion work in Papua New Guinea, the couple mentioned how there are over 180 million people who do not have a Bible translated in their mother tongue: We have more than 400 versions of the Eng a bible that we can clearly understand, but did you know that at this moment, there are 1900 language groups that dont have a single verse of scripture in their own lan guage? For a 180 million people, their Bi ble is completely blank. I personally cant imagine life without having a bible that I can clearly understand. Tim explained further, There are over 800 languages in Papua New Guinea and almost 300 still need the Bible translat ed into their heart language, many on small remote islands that can only be reached by boat. We will provide the safe transporta tion needed to get these translators to the out islands Though they are sad to leave so many friends behind, Tim said that, in a way, Were ALL going to Papua New Guin ea. They are certain that they will contin ue to receive prayers and support from the people of Man O War with whom theyve broken bread with for the past two years. Those wishing to reach out and sup port the Matthews can contact them via their website: www.matthewsmaritime missions.com or on Matthews Maritime Missions Facebook page. People can also read more about Wycliffes mission at: at: www.wycliffe.org/Pray/PrayforaWyclif feMissionary.aspx Above: Tim & Gina Matthews will be mov to help sail missionaries to the scattered out islands. Tylers Wish By Robert Hirtle Republished with permission from the author and South Shore Now Tyler Albury was a bright young man with an infectious laugh and a big heart. Last October 2, his mom, Hilary Scott, received the phone call that every parent dreads her son, who had been stay ing with his father Tim Albury in the Baha mas since early summer, had died. The 18 year old's death, which oc curred while he was sleeping, was deemed to have been caused by myocarditis, an in tion, virus or an immune disease. Word of Tyler's passing shocked residents who knew him, both in Lunen burg County and in Hope Town, Bahamas, where he had lived until he moved with his mother and brother Jacob to the South Shore in 2003. Apart from his family, one of those hardest hit was Tyler's best friend, Ryan Piercey, with whom he had formed a tight bond soon after arriving in Lunenburg. Ryan has suffered from a severe hearing problem from birth and that was something that Tyler wanted very badly to correct. "Years ago, Tyler came into the house and said that Ryan's hearing aids weren't working very well and he wanted to do whatever we could to get him better hearing aids," Ms. Scott said. "Time went on and, of course, Tyler passed away with myocarditis." While making arrangements for Ty ler's memorial service, Mike Zinck of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home asked Ms Scott and Jacob where they would like me morials directed. "Jacob and I both said Ty always wanted Ryan to have hearing aids," she recalled. "So that's how it's come about. Between people knowing about it in Hope Town, Abaco and here, we've had dona tions ... and I've put in the rest." On May 3, seven months after his best friend died, Ryan received his new, state-of-the-art hearing devices and a new world of improved sound opened its doors to him. "After I got these hearing aids, ev erything was so much better. It wasn't ex pected," he said, adding that he is grateful to everyone involved for what they have done. For Ms Scott, it gives a small, but important measure of closure in that Ty true, albeit under circumstances that will always be hard to understand. "It was one good thing that came out of a terrible situation," she said. Above: Tyler Albury

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MISC WANTED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Get Results Advertise with a Classified TODAY 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. Please call 242.366.0635 14 ft. Abaco sailing dinghy by Winer Malone 2011. Very good condition, comes with tra ditional sails & rigging. $8,500 Tel:242-4757040 or mintcoine@gmail.com 16 Dolphin Flats boat, with poling plat form, no motor. $1,300 OBO. 2003 225hp Yamaha 4-stroke parts, New 25 lower unit, trim tilt, mid section ect. $2,300 OBO. 2007 250hp Etec parts (trim tilt & computer etc). $500. 8x8 Bimini Top, blue sunbrell, stain less hardware, new condition. $600. Call 4775991 or 458-5518 22 Donzi Classic, 350HP Mercury Verado. Low hour engine / reinforced hull / 75 MPH +, 2009 Winner of North Abaco Power Boat Races. $45,000. (Will sell separately). 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Call 475-8475 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Hope Town, 18,850 sq.ft property situated at the end of Nigh Creek, running from Nigh creek to the back creek. Close to town $200K, negotiable. Call Basil Russell 393-3604 or 423-0044 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research, sailing or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104.

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Press Release The conservation group known as the Abaco Defenders banded together to stop the clearing of land on private property that may be the remains of Carleton settlement, group approached the operating bulldozer, stood in front of it with cameras running explain their concerns to the operator and the General Manager of Treasure Sands, Conservation group stops bulldozing of historic siteDeveloper to preserve artefacts Please see Carleton Page 15 Whats Inside NIB unveils new card. A6 en Is the Airport Open Yet? Final Installment A22 Da roads dem dig up. Why a patch of freshly paved road was torn up days later. A7Get Fishing! A10 William H Albury returns home. B6Weeks later, victims of need help. A22Crossword: Airport Edition! B13Crime Report. B12 Whats HappeningJune 4-7: BBC: Treasure Cay Leg en June 5: Sea Spray Goombay FestivalJune 6-7: Schooner Bay Tuna ClassicJune 9: Cherokee Quilt & Antique ExhibitionJune 13-14: Central June 24: Elbow Cay Lighthouse 150th Year Celebrations Community meeting in Cherokee tackles various issuesIssues ranging from garbage to police presence were discussed at the community meeting in Cherokee on May 12. See page 12 for the full rundown. Above: Abaco Defenders met a bulldozer underbrushing an area many feel holds his torical value.Airport OpenAbove: the day many Abaconians and visitors have been waiting for, the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport open for busi ness. See page 2 for the coverage.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 By Timothy Roberts At six o-clock in the morning M Thompson International Airport opened its doors and just after seven Bahamasair walked into the new build The $30 million terminal and air ings, which began construction in Sep tember of 2011 enjoyed a soft opening that brought to a close the long saga nians an airport terminal they can be Despite a lack of belief by many that the airport terminal would open (The Abaconians online poll showed over 70% of readers did not believe it would open this day) residents and New Terminal Opens Its Doors guests alike were very proud and im port Manager, said This is a good day for Abaco having realized the existence of a brand new airport terminal that will service not only Abaconians but He said that this morning all se curity personnel arrived on time and when Bahamasair and Sky Bahamas arrived all passengers were processed What we are looking forward to now is greater airlift to Abaco bringing more revenue to the community and While airport personnel work out Please see Terminal Page 5 Above: the breezeway outside the new terminal.

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 in to tour the airport on Wednesday, Michael Walsh, Regional Man ager for Silver Airways, said Were very excited; weve been waiting a long He said When a community puts together a terminal like this we see that they mean business and that they want us to come in and they are making it forward to operating smoothly here in The terminal concourse was abuzz with excited guests sharing smiles and talking about how nice the terminal Terminal From Page 5 terminal building to see for themselves Major Nelson from Calabasas, California said this is his second trip to Abaco and that this new terminal is Tina from Maryland said it was OC Cornish, local taxi driver, said Carl, an Abaco resident, said its a beautiful building and something Ab derdale who came in through the old terminal were very impressed and said the new terminal wonderful, bright While the terminal is now open and only one check in section is fully in that the domestic check in area put to The parking area is open and free for the moment, but they are expected to begin charging parking fees soon for Despite the few items that are not complete, the sentiment among Abaco nians is clear; they are thankful for a Airport Opens Above: Baggage claim at the new terminal. Abaco.Editors Note a smooth opening of the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport. It is a beautiful building that will facilitate the proper development of our beautiful island. However, there are some kinks to be worked out and questions still to be answered. The airport opened the same day as our press-time. So next issue we should have more details concern ing things like the control tower, cost of parking and long-term management plans. Thanks for reading The Abaco nian and congratulations Abaco on this milestone! -Bradley Albury

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com 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 On May 20 the National Insurance cials at the Government Complex in Marsh Harbour making their own presentation to to replace the previous, yellow paper cards has a host of security features and electron Presenting the cards in Abaco were Bernard Evans Deputy Chairman of the National Insurance Board, Pandora But ler Manager of Public Relations with the National Insurance Board and Christopher Wright Senior Assistant Manager with the NIB unveils new card for membersAbove: Island Admin. Preston Cunning ham (center) replacing his old, paper NIB card with the new plastic one. He is ac companied by NIB Deputy Chairman Ber nard Evans (left) and NIB Manager of Pub lic Relations, Pandora Butler (right). Please see NIB Page 7 Bahamas National Trust emphasizes Conservation in The Bahamas By Canishka Alexander During the Informative Talks sched uled at the 10th Annual Island Roots Heri tage Festival, David Knowles of the Baha mas National Trust (BNT) shared a video on the history of conservation in The Bahamas and the important role played by his Audience members were shown how everything on land and sea are connected with much attention given to natures eco systems, fresh water sources and marine As Pamela Poitier, co-founder of Rake n Scrape Festival, pointed out there are certain industries that can sometimes cause negative environmental impacts is important to evaluate the different types of developments and avoid exhausting our Poitier succinctly explained: There is an old Indian saying that we should leave things in a better condition than we found protecting our environment while inviting The video showed a Cradle of Pro In the 1950s, a sanctuary was established on Inagua and a Wildbirds Protection Act was passed for the protection of the West then established in law, so early in the 20th Century The Bahamas positioned itself as a leader in conservation, the commentator The video presentation took a turn and quickly backtracked to the discovery of Christopher Columbus, and how he plundered The Bahamas natural resources Although the settlers who came after Columbus were able to enjoy the wildlife, food and fresh water the country had to of fer, presently there are constant threats to It is an alarming dilemma because The Bahamas contains the third largest bar rier reef in the world, and has a diversity In response to growing environmental challenges, The Bahamas Government National Trust was created by an Act of Parliament in 1959 to build and manage the national park system of The Bahamas, and it is believed to possibly be the only nongovernmental organization in the world David Knowles, BNTs Director of Parks, said that today there are 27 National Parks with the latest addition being one in Director, and Eric Carey, executive direc As the presentation drew to a close, it was reiterated that the challenge is not to take the natural bounty that we have for that BNT was a bank, they soon learned that BNT was formed to help them understand why natural resources are so impor tant and why those resources need protec However, Knowles agreed with the BNT is a bank a bank where de posits are being made for future genera tions to enjoy the environment and its resources, and the clients are the Bahamian

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 repairs to a waterline that crosses the road directly across from Royal Bank of Canada other locations along Don MacKay Blvd. need repairs but this location is the only place where digging of the newly paved road became necessary. Central & All Abaco Planning oversight leads to trenching of newly paved roadThe three representatives received their new card along with: Preston Cun ningham Senior Island Administrator, as well as Alexander Flowers Under Sec NIB Deputy Chairmain, Bernard Evans, called the unveiling of the new NIB card an Historic and ground breaking moHe said the intention of NIB going forward was to Fully replace this bright, yellow paper card that served us so well for nearly forty years with a new state of the art premier plastic laminate registration security features as well as provisions for NIB Proving itself to be a progressive and dynamic organization We are leveraging technology to do business with the stake the card was high quality, hard plastic de tioned visible security features, like water marks, as well as those invisible to the na date storage in the cards electronic chip, he and associates hope that the card will evolve into the national card of The BaThe panel encouraged everyone to replace their old paper cards as soon as all the proper paperwork, the whole process of issuing the new card should take A mobile team will also be engaging businesses in Abaco to help with the re placement process, especially those in the Cays and other further-removed communi Left to right: Pandora Butler Manager of Public Relations with the National Insurance Board, Bernard Evans Deputy Chairman of the National Insurance Board, Alexander NIB From Page 6

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 From the Editor's Desk // Well, Ill Be 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!! 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? We have closed a chapter in Early morning on May 27 Thompson International, still unsure whether it was actually open, ter 7am and people spilled out of claim and was promptly greeted by The Abaco people have waited And this airport is a facility we can Of course the new terminal still has some physical bumps to iron out (a door installed backwards, a bag gage carousel not working, no PA system, among a few others) but I personnel and passengers get used to the new terminal after todays There are managerial challengcertainly be costly to run considering it was not originally designed parking is new for Abaconians and the taxi drivers will have to learn a of security being a little too, enthu now, and we are all stakeholders Weve waited too long and worked All of that aside, this really is of things are looking up; there are a lot of boats in the harbours, atare up, more visitors seem to be on the streets compared to last year and now, with a brand new airport as our face to the world, Abaconi growth is a real possibility for ev If we can get this airport open come any other hurdle that hinders With our capacity now for in creased airlift, local entrepreneurs Who knows what developments we will see a few years from now? Di CorrectionsIn the article on the update of progress at the Mini-Hospital in the May 15, 2014 issue of The Abaconian the story said that Alan Sharpe is a Director at Coastline Construction. Mr. Sharpe is not a director, but is a project manager for the company. Apologies for any confusion caused. Last Issue Tanisha Charlton was named as Abacos Junior Minister of Tourism. Jonnajah Boodle is the Junior Minister for Abaco. Ms. Charlton is runner-up.Community Calendar en

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the Editor Commending Good WorkDear Editor, Although a small section remains to be done (currently being worked on), the road from the airport all the way through the Town of Marsh Harbour to the Ferry Boat terminal has recently been resurfaced major infrastructural improvement in the Town of Marsh Harbour for more than twenty years and, accordingly, as a resi dent of Marsh Harbour, I wish to commend Hopefully, the new airport terminal will be opened shortly? Marsh Harbour, AbacoMermaid Reef Reserve or Not?!Dear Editor, Please Republish my Letter to the Min. of Tourism My wife and I are longstanding Abaco second home owners and love the Bahamas tired Family Physicians and enjoy snorkel that snorkelling has now become our more preferred form of relaxation especially at ages of various hurricanes on the reef and We were there today to be greeted parted after I had a quick word with them while the spearonauts did their best to hide I informed those in the water that Sadly, I am fairly sure that after my As this area is I believe the only walkable good snorkelling area in Marsh Harbour we are asking the BDF, Bahamas Government and Friends of the Environ ment to do more to protect this very prearea both for local Bahamians and ethical visitors once damaged it can never be re Sincerely, Dear Editor, As long time visitors to Green Turtle Cay, we have been following the articles regarding the controversial dredging projcent visit in April, we did not speak with any person who was in favor of the cur to read in the May 1 Abaconian of how this project was overwhelmingly passed by the We suspect the 2012 proposal mir rored the artist's renderings currently post ed in the settlement and at the project site; these rendering show the retaining wall covered over by sand creating a beautiful However, it is very evident that it is tached a picture of this project that we took covering a wall of this height with sand to match the artist's renderings would be im "Buyer Beware" Dear Editor, I purchased a new washer and dryer you service the equipment and do you keep The answer was yes and that they This past April the washer stopped for four days straight and they said that the Then for the next four days we were told to call at certain times, missed them Then I called told them of my displea sure with their service and was told that the owner would contact me that afternoon Over the past eight years I've bought I needed the new washer and dryer they were closed for inventory and I was headed since purchased a new washer from Marco that was larger in capacity and much lower To this date I have never been con tacted by the other shop to repair my wash -Chuck ReedWho Agrees with Gillam Development? and inspirational draw for locals and tour sive land grab can deface Green Turtles The new sea wall is not what resi Respectfully,

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 By Timothy Roberts The popularity of the Annual Custom Shootout continues to grow as this years event held at The Abaco Beach Resort and Skip Smith, Tournament Director, said This years tournament was really 53 boats all big custom boats that average Emerging victorious as the Top An Gone Fishin subsequently his team, Plane Simple, also The Custom Shootout, now in its thir teenth year, is a charity tournament where most of the proceeds are donated to the This years tournament saw some of glers, captains and crews compete aboard ally locked and loaded and ready to catch a Despite the weather not being the best with very windy conditions through day, another 30 the second day and on the which is really great especially in The Ba The Custom Shootout features only custom built boats and its very unique in that you have a lot of the builders attend pact that this tournament provides for Abaable to help my friends in The Bahamas by go to the restaurants and go out shopping around town, they go to Nippers and many Above: Top Angler, Jim Jensen, with his team, Plane Simple. Plane Simple won the Shootout as the Top Boat.Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Gone Fishin Consistency pays off for Torta at Green Turtle Press Release York released three blue marlin, one white the second leg of the 2014 Bahamas Bill Angler Bill Gardner guided Team car from Hartford, Wisconsin released two blue marlin on day two and on day three hours of the tournament as Torta and The Boomer traded the top two spots through Team Hooker, led by team captain blue marlin and a white marlin putting Bradenton, Florida, was even more excited as all three anglers had never released a onship teams received a warm welcome from co-host resorts Bluff House and Green The BBC went to Green Turtle Cay this year after the channel to White Sound was dredged to accommodate the BBCs sportThe Green Turtle Cay Championship a Chris Costello hand-carved trophy as Sunglasses from tournament sponsor Costa Fishing Forecasting (ROFFS), longtime and his crew each received Randy Rich designed crew trophies sponsored by the The Second Place Chris Costello tro mins and Team Hooker received the Third the second and third place teams also re Fishing Forecasting Service (ROFFS) and The Green Turtle Cay Championship, co-hosted by Bluff House Resort and Marina and Green Turtle Club, produced 14 blue marlin, 7 white marlin and 4 sail ments are validated using time and date accordance with IGFA and Bahamas Bill The big news from this tournament bites and seeing large blue marlin on the At present, the lead for the 2014 Championship belongs to Team Torta with 2900 points, Blue Sky is second with 2400 points and Marlin Darlin is third, also with Everyone has a chance for the Champion The next leg of the 2014 BBC 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 maAbaco ImagingInstant Quotes & Fast ProductionSigns Boat Names Banners Magnetic Car Decals Vinyl Window Lettering Privacy Glass Screen Sales@AbacoImaging.comPhone: 367-7000Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 Sat-Sun: Call for AppointmentWhy wait weeks when you can have it in hours!

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Standard Hardware STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! Business The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club made a presentation to Kentucky Fried Chicken on May 14 honoring the restaurant for being the largest collector of donations for the clubs Toys for Tots program. The Club places donation cans at various businesses across the island to collect funds to buy toys for children at Christmas-time. pictured are members of SFMC Sid Dawes, Rex Albury and Ryan Higgs along with several of KFCs staff members. KFCs Tots contribution ParadiseBy Samantha Evans This latest eatery opened its doors to give locals in Central Abaco a feel of Fish water, the view from The Radio Abaco lot Old Maje has a large variety of snacks, grill items, combos, wraps, sand wiches, jumbo hot dogs, and numerous conch dishes with fresh conch salad sold the owners, he has been in the food service business for years and has always wanted to create an atmosphere that people could He and his wife Tenille Major believe that they have accomplished that with Old To make the visitor experience even more memorable, they have three great deals: with every combo ordered you get a free lemonade, and on Wednesdays and Fridays when you buy two snacks you get an order of conch fritters free and when you order three snacks you get a forth one To date, business has been steadily growing and they are looking forward to it They are open Mondays to Saturdays Entrepreneur WatchPlease see Entrepreneur Page 15

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Inclusive of Chris Thompson Real Estate www.hopetown.com Specializing in Residential & Commercial Real Estate throughout The Abacos HOPE TOWN HIDEAWAYS Bali Hai Cottage From $2500/wk plus tax Blue Heaven $3750/wk plus tax Ocean View Lot 1 $140,000 BSD A New Hummingbird Hill From $2400/wk plus tax Twin Towers Guana Cay $229,000 Lower Harbour Tilloo Cay $899,000 USD Casa Luisa $660,000 USD Breezy Palms $2.825 M USD Rental Sleeps 8. From $1900/wk plus tax Coco Plum $695,000 BSD NEW PRICE! Business Chamber of Commerce signs Memorandum of UnderstandingBy Timothy Roberts During the Annual General Meeting of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) held on Tuesday, May 13, an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Auskell Fitness Center donates facility to Fire DepartmentBy Timothy Roberts head of Auskell Medical Clinic, donated the use of the Auskell Fitness Center to Assistant Fire Chief, and he had talked for program and we talk about the impor to donate the use of the facility to assist the As we know, exercise also helps the stress level no one thinks about the stress proving their physical body it will certainly their bodies will help their minds handle the stress better its a body mind connec He said that it is also about apprecia tion, because these guys do a heck of a job for all of us, in trying to protect us and this is just something we can do to give our department for sharing the facilities with Entrepreneur From Page 14 BayView Convenience By Samantha Evans nience Store opened for business in Suite The store specializes in everyday breadbasket items including bread, cookies, school snacks, drinks, disposable items such as plates, forks, cups, pampers and wipes, They also provide BTC Top Up ser In the coming months, baby food the dream of the late Cyprianna MajorWilliams who was in the process of plan ning the opening of the store before she grow the store as big as possible to meet Above, seated: Dennis Lightbourn, President Abaco Chamber of Commerce, I. Chester Cooper, outgoing Chairman, BCCEC, Edison Sumner, CEO BCCEC. Standing left to right are: Robert Nunez, Vice President Long Island Chamber of Commerce, Charles Bodie, Executive Secretary, Exuma Chamber of Commerce, Veronica Owens, Presi formed Bimini Chamber of Commerce and McKallen Stubbs, President Central Andros Chamber of Commerce. Missing from the photo is Mr. Edmund Rahming Sr., President of the South Andros Chamber of Commerce, a signatory to the MOU. with the chambers of commerce in The Ba The MOU seeks to strengthen the relations between the BCCEC and all chambers in The Bahamas as it relates to trade information services, exchange of informa tion, dialogue and advocacy on issues of national importance and further strength ening of trade, industry and commerce be tween private sector businesses in The BaThe Chambers also agreed to work together as a cohesive group to make sig ment and implementation of the National North Abaco said that no further clearing would take place on the site until further archeological the Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporations (AMMC), visited the site of the proposed expansion of Treasure Sand the Abaco Defenders along with journalist As Smith described in an article on the trip, Remains of a loyalist-era settle ment lie scattered over the landscape just off Treasure Cay Drive, the road that con nects to the Abaco highway between the week, we collected brick and pottery fragments, bottle glass, and a heavily corroded called for construction to cease pending According to the Abaco Defenders at the site, Blakely explained to them that he for AMMC to conduct their surveys, but the local group pointed out that his bull dozer was doubtlessly doing more harm During the visit of the AMMC, Blakley had told those present that he is researching the history of the Carleton ex pedition of 1783 to name his new pub after a pub in New York where the expedition The Defenders like the idea and see how great it would be to have the artifacts that are on the property catalogued and preserved with some of them being on dis However, they point out that this can only be done if a proper archaeological survey can be performed to locate, map and document artifacts before any additional The potential expansion of Treasure Sands has been the site of controversy with the Abaco Defenders groups objecting to dredging that took place in Sand Banks Carleton From Page 1 Please see Loyalists Page 16

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Honesty and Quality You Can Count OnBrandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleSales and Service Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 North Abaco Press Release More than 100 Abaconians lined up at China Harbour Engineering Companys One applicant, resident Herschell tion on the $39 million North Abaco Port project will in turn kick start more activity Church of God in Coopers Town even be For the young people to be able selves so they can do some more business CHEC job fair attracts North Abaco applicants I just want to position myself to Edgecombes story was one of many at the job fair where nearly 150 people from throughout The Bahamas submitted applications and got interviewed on the expressed the importance of the company hosting such an event because it gave the company an understanding of what skill This project has huge potential for growth of the economy in North Abaco So it is important for us to build a team To ensure this, CHEC has extended the time for applicants who were not able to bring all the required documents (copy of NIB card, references and police record) applications have up to two weeks to drop them off at the Island Administrators of CHEC has also engaged the services make the decision on hiring employees, in an effort to keep the process fair and im expects successful candidates will be short listed for the available positions before the ing Company. group has continually asked for informa tion on the development so they can de termine what the impact would be on the nearby creek, the road that comes in and out of Treasure Cay In a recent town planning meeting at tended by Abaco Defenders members and their legal counsel, the North Abaco Town Planning Board members admitted that they had no idea of the full extent of the development while considering the permit applications for several small structures on granted before the visit of the AMMC and without further knowledge as to how they Without a Freedom of Information formation without the relevant Ministers permission, including the town planning are supposed to make decisions without all At the same meeting the represen Blakey, stated they were not doing a de While we are generally in favor of Short cutting the procedure is not the way operate on this project or any other project We havent been able to determine if we are for or against this development, as we still dont know what the development is, but we want to make sure that the resi dents have the chance to be consulted and that the people who live here will know we are trying to make sure that everyone is playing by the same rules and that our history and our natural resources can be to protect the only road in and out of Treagive away without any say from those af Loyalists From Page 15 Fire Road to celebrate 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament and Festival in July By Canishka Alexander The Fire Road 2nd Annual Fishing 11-13 at Fire Creek Road the designated festival will kick off with an opening cerAccording to Carolee Russell, Fire Road Festival Committees Secretary, ac tivities are planned for the entire day and will include face painting, a watermelon eating contest, swimming competition, a basketball championship, and domino tourRussell said that the Fishing Tourna show and live band performance will take lowed by basketball championship games A gospel concert highlighting local As the Fire Road Festival Committee continues their preparations, Russell said that donations and community assistance Russell, and Sophia Thompson, who can Historic artefacts found at Treasure By Timothy Roberts Remains of a loyalist settlement have Treasure Sands development and Antiqui ties Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) has requested that construction Please see Artefacts Page 22

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Community meeting in Cherokee tackles various issuesBy Jennifer Hudson Town Committee for Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores held Community Centre in Cherokee Sound, for persons from all of these townships to air any concerns they may have and have them answered by the various dignitaries and heads of department pres These included the Abaco Edison Key, Parliamentary Repre sentative for South Abaco, Senior Deputy perintendent of Police Noel Curry, As sistant Manager of BEC Martin Green, Assistant Director of the Department of the Environment Kimberly Wells, Executive Director of Friends of the Environment Kristin Williams, and David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust along with members of local government for South The meeting, which was led by Hudson, was opened in prayer by audience and you can all be proud of its cleanli improve and that we will get more support is not easy to represent such a large area extending from Moore's Island to Marsh However, he stated that every com munity will receive something even Ba hama Palm Shores, which up until three years ago never received any support from representative for Bahama Palm Shores, anyone from government has recognized Cherokee Clinic:He announced that funds for the con tinuance of the building of the clinic are currently in the public treasury waiting to be sent to the administrator in Sandy Point $25,000 was allocated to the clinic and this He added that he has asked the Ministry of Health to provide some funds for this Garbage: Cherokee dumpsite which he said has been had been made to move the dump but then the government changed and it did not hap Kimberly Wells spoke regarding the this a vexing problem since when the tide comes up garbage is washed all over the in and they say they know about the prob ery opportunity I can get to have this probAdministrator Smith stated that she has contacted the powers-that-be in Nas will be taking over the Bahama Palm Police Presence: ning, invited questions from the audience stating that in order to keep the meeting moving each person would have two min by addressing the problem of the fact that there are only two police of all of the communities between Sandy Point and Marsh HarHudson feels strongly that more police If a person needs the help of the police it takes far too long for any help to arrive since the distance is so far from a police Superintendent of Police, Noel Curabout to Sandy Point and they are assisted of Agreement meeting with Schooner Bay this problem was discussed and authorities are working on establishing a police station He stated that he has also spoken about increasing police patrols throughout been in service for some time since it was badly damaged during an incident with an illegal aircraft at Sandy Point and is cur He was pleased to state that real data shows that from Cherokee to Sandy Point there had been zero murders for the year Please see Cherokee Page 20 "The Minister and supervisors came in and they say they know about the problem, but it is like pulling teeth. "It is a wonderful little community and you can all be proud of its cleanliness,"

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Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsPhone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fair and so this area does not contribute to the A member of the audience commended the police for the work they do and expressed appreciation to local government for its Cable Supply:Persons from Bahama Palm Shores and Yellow Wood brought up the vexing problem of lack of supply from Cable Ba the Heads of Agreement between Cable Bahamas and Government they had agreed to supply every community in The Baha too costly in parts of Bahama Palm Shores because all BEC cables are underground audience or panel knew why service has not been provided in Yellow Wood since Cable goes right past that community from National Parks:David Knowles spoke on behalf of the Bahamas National Trust about the four aco Creeks National Park, Blue Holes Na tional Park at Sawmill Sink, Cross Harbour East Abaco Creeks National Park, which is in the Cherokee Sound area, is a beautiful creeks system and a great breeding ground Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment, has been sent to government Cherokee From Page 17 to let them know that persons support this bour and the Marls of Abaco will remain as multiuse areas and not, as some people Manatee Sightings and Abuse:Kristin Williams of Friends of the Environment mentioned that Georgie the manatee is back in Cherokee Sound for a She became sick and was looked af ter at Atlantis but after her recovery she but obviously liked Cherokee best and has She also informed the audience that another manatee named Randy has been in the Sandy Point and Moores Island area recently but sadly some in Moores Island The people of Cherokee treat Georgie as a pet, but the Bahamas Marine Mammal Research Association is asking persons not to feed her because she needs to learn to ter, but you're only hurting her by feeding In the absence of any further ques tions the meeting was brought to a close with a prayer by local government member Michael Knowles and was followed by reonly vehicle remains out of serviceAccording to the Superintendent of Police for Abaco, Noel Curry, the South The area from the Airport Roundabout to Sandy Point, including all the settlements in between, is patrolled by two stationed form their patrols has been out of commis The vehicle was damaged on Feb 23 when the police intercepted a human smug The airplane transporting illegal immi grants was rammed into the police jeep, cent South Abaco meeting that plans are in place to increase police presence in South lishing a police station in the Schooner Bay 30 year lizard study on AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson Each year a research group spends between two and four weeks on Abaco to continue their research on the brown anole are studying how the curly tail lizard affects the brown anole, and how the pres ence of the brown anole affects the rest of commenced over 30 years ago and two members of the present group have been this research project, has been a member is now Professor of Organismic and Evo and maintenance of biological diversity, his primary focus being the behavioral and that his research here has produced many interesting discoveries about anoles, ecol Other members of the team are staff faculty members of the University of Cali fornia, Davis, Duke University and the ards on two other Bahamian islands and throughout the Caribbean but particularly likes Abaco and the area of Snake Cay eas are particularly good for studying the brown anole because there are many tiny rocks which act as the equivalent of test enables the biologists to study food webs, how the ecosystems function, how species interact and how species adapt to their en The scientists are documenting the the brown anole lizard and we are study ing how they are so diverse and adapted is changing due to global warming and we are looking at the question of whether the species can change quickly enough to The original research projects in volved a) how various effects move down the food web and b) looking at the food vent of so many strong hurricanes in recent years has caused the research to go in yet another direction, one which the scientists has enabled us to learn a lot about how hurricanes affect ecosystems including the for lizard populations to recover and we are hoping that there will be no more hur and our work done here has been very web origins, species adaptation and hurpapers which have been written by these scientists on their work in Abaco have been to the Bahamian Government for its support of this project and also to the many Please see Lizard Page 21

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Fathers DayJUNE 15th Place a Fathers day Message ad to your Dad in the Abaconians next Issue, out June 12th. Show your Dad how much he means to you Happy Fathers Day Your personal message goes here.Love from, Wife & Kids Ad Sizes & Rates: 5w x 2h: $40 B&W $55 One Spot Color $70 Full Color 5w x 3h $50 B&W $65 One Spot Color $80 Full Color 5w x 4h $60 B&W $75 One Spot Color $90 Full Color 5w x 8h $90 B&W $85 One Spot Color $100 Full Color 5w x 2 h Full Color Sample AdGive us your Photo & Message and let us design your Fathers day ad DEADLINE TO PLACE AD IS MONDAY JUNE 9THCONTACT theabaconianPh: 242-367-3200 U.S. Ph: 386-957-6117 E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com Casuarina Point, has assisted these scientists with boat transportation for over thirty years, almost since the inception of is a great help in spotting and catching the It is interesting to note how this Har vard professor became involved in such Lizard From Page 20 boyhood phase of being fascinated by dino ver in which Beaver gets a baby alligator having a dinosaur, but since I would not be able to keep an alligator I asked my parsuasion my parents got me some caimans which are a close relative of the alligator family from South America, and my inter est in biology and zoology spawned from Above: Dr. Jonathan Losos hikes through the shallows in search of the Brown Anole interesting discoveries relating to ecology and evolution. Photo by Manuel Leal. By Lee Pinders Monday), Cherokee will be hosting a unique exhibition of new and antique Besides the quilts, many of which were put together right in Cherokee, there tion, other local handiwork will be avail Cherokee community to host antique and unique handicraft exhibition on June 9Above: an example of the quilt-work that will be featured at the June 9 exhibition in Cherokee. Before these one-of-a-kind pieces are lost, the Cherokee community wanted to highlight them and share them with other Abaconians who might appreciate their exRefreshments will be available off the grill if you are hungry and a pretend-English Tea Room will be set up for the ladies to enjoy small sandwiches and cakes and a of quilt making and still maintain a Satthe years they have donated many of their handmade quilts to local charitable func connection with an International Prayer Group and make lap quilts for the sick and Over the years Cherokee has hosted Art Shows, Sea-Shell Exhibitions, Nativ ity Shows, Dolls, Teddy Bears and Angel Since there are no restaurants, bars or movie theaters, this is just one more effort to try and bring some excitement into the beaten track and out of the main street This latest project will be in aid of the this local project that will enhance many Hopefully many will enjoy an after noon of fellowship and interaction with other Abaconians and join in the fun at

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise en-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCasuarina Pointen-GBSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 en-GBLeeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 en-GBOcean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 en-GB Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 en-GBHope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBLubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 3 67-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 3 67-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 3 67-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 3 67-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 3 67-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 3 67-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 3 67-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 3 67-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 3 67-3600 Regattas 32 apts 5 77-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 3 67-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 3 65-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 3 65-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 3 65-8801 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information en-GB en-GBwww.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.comen-GB www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.comen-GBHope Town..cont 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 The Abaconian presentsIs the Airport Open Yet?Part XI North Abaco site, further investigation is warranted, and signage to be installed identifying the area Pateman turned up some cultural remains which will be analyzed while they arrange an archaeological survey to be done this Items such as brick and pottery frag ments, bottle glass, and a heavily corroded iron object that looked like a rope cleat were recovered from the site considered In the past archaeologist Robert Carr, along with historians Steve Dodge and Sandra Riley and Green Turtle Cay artist ers explored the area after researching artefacts, including pottery, bottle glass, oven bricks, military tunic buttons, mus ket balls, sewing implements, shells and The artefacts will be sent to the University of Florida for further analysis, the survey planned for the summer will seek to in hopes of reconstructing the settlement Tim Blakely, manager of Treasure Sands Club said he would consider set ting up a small museum and possibly name a restaurant after the New York tavern where the loyalists signed up for their Ab We are very open to co-operation with anyone who wishes to survey the Artefacts From Page 16 Press Release On Abaco, and throughout The Ba hamas, the poorer sections are often over crowded with poor planning and limited organically as necessary to accommodate community is called Pigeon Pea, which burned and consumed many homes on December 31, 2013; two souls were lost in out in a cluster of homes called Sandbanks dominantly Haitian community with many families living in very close quarters under conditions where construction and zoning ten more extensive than they might be oth Community relief efforts have been centered around a local church (Treasure Cay Gospel Church), which is still under construction, but which is helping to dis pense water, food, and clothing, and is serving as a temporary shelter for some of The church has cushioned pews Donations have been gathered through CrowdRise for a total of $1,000 These donations were used to purchase food and personal-need items (as listed below) for the families affected by purchased and delivered to the Treasure Cay Gospel Church in Sandbanks on May These supplies will help to sustain their needs are greater than could initially be met, and they continue to need clothing and bedding supplies, along with food and Mack Altidor has faithfully served the New Years Eve, and now he has gracious ly offered his experience and connections most needed and useful for the displaced ting discounts because of his previous He also called on some local contacts that he knew to get a sizable discount on purAbove: Chelseas Choice manager, Carina Ferguson, with community activist, Mack Altidor. 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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 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 . ................................. $$ . .................. 366-3139 Man-O-War Islanders Seaside Rest . ................ $ . .................. 365-6380 Dockn Dine . ................................. $ . .................. 365-6139 Island Treats Snack Bar . ................ $ . .................. 365-6501 Guana Cay Grabbers . ................................... $$ . .................. 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 T reasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine, M.H . ...................................... 367-2295 Abaco Medi-Center, M.H.............................................367-9999 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic, M.H . ........................ 367-0020 Chiropractor-Dr. Lewis, M.H........................................367-0020 Chiropractor-Michael Hendley, D.C....242-439-0768...367-0020 Corbett Clinic, Treasure Cay . ........................................ 365-8288 Integrated Medical Center . .......................................... 367-1304 Emergency . ............................................... 458-1234 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre . ................................... 367-0050 Government Clinic, Marsh Harbour . ........................... 367-2510 Government Clinic, Coopers Town . ............................. 365-0300 Government Clinic, Green Turtle Cay . .......................... 365-4028 Government Clinic, Hope Town . .................................. 366-0108 Government Clinic, Sandy Point . ................................. 366-4010 Kidney Centre, Marsh Harbour....................................367-3310 Out Island Chiropractor...............................................367-2584 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Green Turtle CayBlu House ....................... 38 . ......... F . ................ 365-4247 Green Turtle Club . .............. 40 . ......... F . ................ 365-4271 Black Sound Marina . .......... 15 . ............................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club . ............... 15 . ......... F . ................ 365-4226 Abaco Yacht Service ........... 10 . ......... F . ................ 365-4033 Leeward Yacht Club............ 26............................365-4191Treasure CayTreasure Cay Marina........ . ..150......... . F............... . ..365-8250 Man-O-WarMan-O-War Marina . .......... 28 . ......... F . .................365-6008 Marsh HarbourBoat Harbour Marina . ...... 192 . ......... F . .................367-2158 Conch Inn . .......................... 72. . .........F.................367-4000 Harbour View Marina . ........ 40 . ......... F . ................367-2182 Mangoes Marina . ............... 29 . ........... . .................367-4255 Marsh Harbour Marina . ...... 62 . ......... F . .................367 2700 Hope TownHope Town Marina . ............ 62 . ............................ . 366-0003 Lighthouse Marina . .............. 6 . ......... F . ................366-0154 Sea Spray . .......................... 60 . ......... F . ................366-0065 South AbacoSchooner Bay . .................... 15 . ......... F . ................475-7626 Spanish CaySpanish Cay Marina . ........... 40 . ......... F . ................365-0083 Guana CayBakers Bay Marina . .......... 158 . ........... . ................365-5802 Guana Hide-aways . ............ 37 . ........... . ................365-5070 Orchid Bay . ......................... 66 . ........ F . ................365-5175 Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Airlines Serving Abaco Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is . ........................... 367-2266 New Smyrna Beah.......................1-386-478-0600 Miami . ..................................................... 367-2231 US Reservation..............................1-800-433-7300 Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .............................367-2095 Jacksonville...........................................................367-3522 Ft. Lauderdale.....................................1-954-274-6214 Freeport ............................................................... 367-0446 Orlando, Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach . ............ 367-3415 US Reservation...................................1-800-231-0856 Nassau . ......................................................... 367-0996 Reservation.......................................1-242-377-8993 Nassau . ........................................................... 367-3722 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida .........................................................367-1920 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two ective Dec 08Clinic, Downtown, Stop Light, . ........................................................ $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry . ........................................ $15 Spring City . ........................................................................................ $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch . ............................. $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern .......................................................... $20 Snake Cay . ........................................................................................ $35 Casuarina Point ................................................................................. $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour . ............................................. $80 Bahama Palm Shore . ......................................... ................................ $90 Crossing Rocks . ................................................................................ $105 Sandy Point . ................................................................................... $150 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry . ................................................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $85 Fox Town . ........................................................................................ $165 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel . ................................................. $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern . .......................................... $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Eective Dec 08Green Turtle Cay ferry dock . ......................................... ...................... $10 Madeira Park . .................................................................................... $20 Sand Banks . ...................................................................................... $25 Treasure Cay Resort ........................................................................... $30 Leisure Lee . ....................................................................................... $45 Black Wood . ...................................................................................... $20 Fire Road & Coopers Town . ............................................................... $40 Cedar Harbour . ................................................................................. $60 Wood Cay . ......................................................................................... $70 Mount Hope . .................................................................................... $80 Fox Town . .......................................................................................... $85 Crown Haven . ................................................................................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport . ..................................................................... $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport . .............................................. $80 Treasure Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour . ................................................ $85 Treasure Cay Hotel to Green Turtle Ferry . ........................................... $25 Treasure Cay Hotel to Blue Hole . ........................................................ $30 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum . ................................ Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits . .. Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden . .................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum . ................. Hope Town Elbow Cay Lighthouse . ..................................... .. Hope Town Swim Mermaid Reef o Marsh Harbour . ........ Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole . ........... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry . ...................... Little Harbour Man-O-War Heritage Museum...................Man-O-War Cay Man-O-War Boatyards . .............................. Man-O-War Cay Hole-inWall lighthouse -very rough road......South Abaco Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide...North Abaco Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill......................North Abaco Abaco wild horses by appointment..................... 367-4805 Bird watching ask tourism.................................367-3067BeachesPocket Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour Miles of beach (most exposed to ocean) www.theabaconian.com Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay. F advised to contact the oce for the changes. Green Turtle Ferry Abaco Adventures Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Bahamas Ferries Winter Schedule only (Jan 3rd to Apr 15th, 2014) Dep Nassau 2 pm...Arrive S. Abaco 8 pm... Dep S. Abaco 9 pm. Arrive Freeport Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutesMarsh Harbour cont... Terrance Davis . .......... 375-8550 Buddy Pinder . ............ 366-2163 Justin Sands . ............. 359-6890 Danny Sawyer . .......... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer . ............... 367-3941 Abaco Lodge..............577-1747 North Abaco ODonald McIntosh . ... 477-5037 Edward Rolle . ............ 365-0024 Pedro Thurston . ......... 365-2405 Sandy Point Valantino Adderley . .... 366-4323 Anthony Bain . ............ 366-4107 Rickmons.........366-4139/4477 Petes Guest House...366-4119 Patrick Roberts..........366-4285 Treasure Cay Capt. Joe Pritchard . ... 559-9117 Carey McKenzie.........365-8313 Casaurina Point Junior Albury . ............... 366-3058 Cherokee Donnie Lowe................366-2275 Maxwell Sawyer............366-3058 Marty Sawyer . ............ ..366-2115 Randy Sawyer . ............ 366-2284 Will Sawyer . ................. 366-2177 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell . ............... 366-3259 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer . ................ 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer . ........... 357-6667 Hope Town Maitland Lowe . ............ 366-0234 Tom Albury . .................. 366-3141 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury . ................375-8068 Sidney Albury............... . 477-5996 Richard Albury . ............577-0313 Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised April 2014All phones use area code 242 unless notedTours & Excursions . .......... ....367-2936 . ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ........................ ....365-8749 . .................. ....365-4411 . ....................... ....365-8506 . ...... ....367-2787 . ......... ....366-0024 ............ ....376-9858The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 Charter Fishing Boats Lucky Strike Hope Town.............................366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town.................................366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town........................366-0245 Down Deep...................................................366-3143 Local Boy......................................................366-0528 Back Breaker................................................365-5140Marsh 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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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 11 June 1st, 2014 Above left to right: Shakeem Henchell, Freceal Cornish, Devano Mackey and Stevie Christian Gardiner at a relay earlier this month. The Moores Island team took third place in Abaco runners medal in 2014 Junior IAAF By Jennifer Hudson This year will mark the fourth year that students from Ryerson University in Canada have assisted at Every Child to both the University and the school since the Ryerson students gain valuable experi ence and the children and teachers at ECC This year eleven students are assist ing at the school from April 30 to May 31, with two of them staying on until June 2. Normally the students are selected from third and fourth year placements at the uni versity but this year there are some secondyear students also. The students are from the departments of early childhood studies, sociology and social work and are over seen by their Professor Jean Golden. The students stated that they came with no expectations but they are loving it. They are enjoying working with the children and also learning about Bahamian culture. "This year students are receiving a more in-depth introduction to Bahamian culture through meetings with various persons and entities in the community rather than just, as in other years, gleaning what they can from social interactions. This year they have enjoyed talks from persons Ryerson University students assist at ECC Please see ECC Page 4

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Students and several parents recently got an opportunity to publicly thank teach ers at S. C. Bootle High School during a special assembly. Some teachers were serenaded, others were showered with gifts such as fruit baskets, envelopes with cash and gift cer braced with hugs. Principal Huel Moss explained that this was the students' way of saying thank you to the teachers for the marvellous job they do on a daily basis. "Certainly, for many students, teach ers provide much more than the formal education as mandated by the government," Moss added. "They play a major role as parents, nurses, counselors and advisors." S. C. Bootle High School teachers capped off their Teachers Appreciation Month by attending a District Teachers Church Service at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town before enjoying a deli cious PTA sponsored meal and fun-social at Curly Tails Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Teachers were commended for all they do.Teachers Appreciation Assembly held at S. C. Bootle High School Above: Several S. C. Bootle High School Teachers display some of their gifts during the assembly. School & Youth News By Timothy Roberts Agape Christian School presented Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue (MHVFR) with two cheques on May 19 from fundraisers held at the school. During the annual Agape School Fair and gave excited children a short ride. The tickets received for the rides. Agape later held an out-of-uniform day and money collected from the students ment as well.Agape donates to Volunteer Fire Department Christian School, Dakota Sawyer stu dent, Danny Sawyer Fire Chief of Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Kha lin Sims student, Kevanna Russell student, Farrah Cartwright Sixth Grade Earlyn Baillou Captain of MHVFR

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 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 Customs Brokerage Service Air & Sea Import & Export Entries Serving all Vessels from Foreign Ports Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs Tel: 242-367-2333 Fax 242-367-3136No job too big or small!!With our professional line of trucks we can truck it all. Give us a call today & let us give you quality prompt service Containers 20, 40, 45 Flatbeds, Flatracks & Piggyback Trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALLTel: 242-367-2976 VHF 16 from the Friends of the Environment, Sarrone Kennedy of The Bahamas Red Cross, Marsden Lawley and Lynn Major of ECC, Pastor Baillou and from visits to the Hai tian communities of the Peas and the Mud," explained Professor Golden. Students have been working in the classrooms in the mornings, assisting with the Special Olympics program during the lunch hour and working on various proj ects during the afternoon which include developing a third newsletter on types of disabilities to be distributed throughout the community. One of their goals is to introduce activities the children are interested in and organize a play date for the last week of their visit in which activities and games will allow the children to not only practice balance, etc., but also apply social skills. Each of the students, with some help from their mentor, Professor Golden, de gifted or suited and each is working with the children in their area of choice. For Andrew Sigmaringam, this entails work in the art room designing tables and masks. "This is a collective activity in which everyone contributes and it is nice to see everyone working together," he stated. Andrew is hearing impaired and has been giving lessons in ASL (American Sign Language) to the hearing impaired at the school. He has been teaching them numbers, colours and letters and engaging them in conversation. In the afternoons he organizes dance classes to help the children with their mobility issues. He has also been rotating through the vocational centre and organized a workshop on hearing impair ment. Every student was eager to share School & Youth News ECC From Page 1 the children. Saira Choudhary is helping the children with their approach to antibullying. She approaches this with the youngest children by getting them to think about gentle and loving words and acts of kindness. Their ideas she is compiling into a book. With the older children she is fo cusing on fruits of the spirit. Erica Benjamin gets the children to work out their problems in role-play. Adrienne Bess is helping the children with their English and literacy skills and gives oneon-one help with reading; she encourages them to talk about their lives and what they are going through. Phoebe Heng is workapply for scholarships which will assist in paying for their education at the school. She is also helping in a census for the gov ernment providing information on each of the 110 students at the school and also suggesting equipment which is needed for some of the students. Heerthana Perinban has a farm ing project going in which the students grow vegetables and fruits and are learn ing about composting and recycling. "The physical labour and exercise involved helps with their mobility and motor skills since some of the students are very stiff," he explained. Sarah Martin has written to the Min istry of Agriculture for their assistance and is working on a project which will hopefully enable the school to sell breadfruit trees Sarah Lindsay assists with the tuck shop helping the students prepare snacks and sandwiches each day and meals such as chicken fettuccine and pasta salad twice a week. "This enables them to practice life skills for independent living and also teach es them about hygiene, sanitation and good nutrition" she says. Anthony Clark has responsibilities in two areas. In the mornings he has been leading a spirituality character develop ment class. This includes Bible study and meditations at which he also plays his gui tar but he has now moved on to helping in the training centre. In the afternoons he helps a group of older students with carpentry skills. The students ask the teachers what repairs need doing in their classroom and then they go about effecting basic mainte nance and repairs which has been instrumental in saving the school some money. Many of the Ryerson students are providing sexual education classes for girls and boys separately. One of the students noted that she spends much time listening to chil dren who need to be able to talk to some one about their very traumatic experiences. All of the students were very enthu siastic about their work with the children at ECC and stated that they had enjoyed the students stated that her favourite part had been talking to the students and build ing really strong connections while another stated that she had enjoyed watching the interactions between students, stating, "There is a strong sense of bonding here, all the students are very loving and I have been very touched to see how they all look out for each other." Another young lady became very emotional when talking about the lack of compassion and understanding she had experienced from some members of the community towards the challenges of these students. "We have been very moved by listen ing to the ECC students tell their stories about how their lives have really improved since attending this school and we have the students who were once rejected in previous schools," stated the Ryerson students. They summed up their whole experi ence at Every Child Counts by saying that; "This experience has given us all an opportunity to grow and the ECC community has taught us a lot more than we could offer them." Abaco students aim to Eliminate tetanusBy Samantha Evans The Kiwanis Club of Abaco joined forces with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus under the umbrella of The Eliminate Project. The deadly tetanus disease steals the lives of 60,000 innocent babies annually. The effects of the disease are excru ciating with newborns suffering repeated painful convulsions and being extremely sensitive to light and touch. To eliminate MNT, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take $110 million US dol lars and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family. In the past, Kiwanis Club and UNICEF disorders, achieving one of the most sig century. MNT from the earth. By doing this, the efforts of this project will reach the poor est, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving healthcare. The students of the Key Club and K-Kids along with local schools are doing their part to help eliminate MNT from the earth. Each contribution of $1.80 can pay for a tetanus shot. The participating schools are Abaco Central High, S. C. 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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News Piano lessons offered at Long Bay SchoolBy Samantha Evans Piano Lessons are being offered at Long Bay School by veteran musician Ervin Sebastian Colebrooke who spent eleven years with the Ministry of Education and some nine years in the private school system. He has twenty years under his belt so decided to branch out and work for him self. He offers private piano lessons to adults and children with his youth program being held after school beginning at 4pm. He has two sessions that last 45 minutes to an hour each. Thursday is Adult Day at which time he has piano lessons with adults. His les sons are open to persons from all ages. He is also available to give private lessons to adults during the day at his residence. He specializes in Classical and Gospel Music which he teaches the students to play by ear, to read and to play by sheet. The starting age for the lessons is 6 years and has no ending age since he has given lesson to an adult 75 years old. Over the summer months, he plans to have a Summer Music Camp where he will continue with keyboarding lessons but also add a few other instruments. Persons can contact him at 458-6124 for more details. Heal Our Land launches Sunday Afternoon Youth ProgramBy Samantha Evans Heal Our Land and Social Program in conjunction with the Peoples Foundation and The Big Harvest Community Sunday School launched the Youth Sunday School for Murphy Town and Spring City on Sun day afternoon May 4 from 3-5pm at Heal Our Land Center, Reckley Street, Murphy Town. The theme chosen for the program is Getting back to the Basics. Seven guests were in attendance from New Providence for this launch ing exercise. The purpose of the program and introduction of teachers was done by Kathleen Knowles. The purpose of this program is to teach and train children so that they would have a heart to serve God and encourage them to make good choices in life. This youth program has three arms: Sunday School, The Juvenile Center and activities. As they work, it is the plan of the facilitators for the children to learn their weaknesses and discover their strengths. It is the job of the teachers to provide them with the help needed to overcome their weaknesses and to harness their strengths. During the afternoon Sunday School, the children will be involved in activities that will help to build their character and mold and transform their minds. Some of the activities will include Scouts, Ladies and Gentlemen Clubs, Summer Olympic Games, Back Yard Farming Camps, and Music and Drama Club. Activities will also be available for parents and grandparents. Superintendent Noel Curry spoke of they help to shape and mold good character in children. He pledged his support of the program. Similar sentiments were given by Rev. Marie Neely, Vice President of the Abaco Christian Council, and Apostle Jo seph Cox Vice President of The Peoples Foundation. The keynote address was given by Minister John Ferguson Director of the Sunday School Board and Founder of the Big Harvest Community Sunday School in New Providence. He gave an overview of his program, the foundation he laid with 35 children and a few volunteers in 1995 and the success of the program today with approximately 500 children attending the Sunday School weekly. He spoke of the lives that have been transformed and the families changed. Due to the success of this program, he has receives tremendous support from tions. He spoke of their Conquering Lion Award for teachers, Rally in the Alley, Food and Clothes Banks, Back to School Give-a-ways and other ways that they make a difference in the community of Woods Alley. This program is open to children from any community between the ages of Parenting classes beginning in MayBy Samantha Evans The Department of Social Services will commence their Parenting Classes at the end of May, 2014. The sessions will be held in Court #2 in the Government Com plex in Marsh Harbour every Friday eve ning from 5 to 7pm for eight weeks. The purpose of these classes will be to equip parents with the skills and tools needed to raise healthy, productive, and loving children. The two hour sessions will cover topics such as parenting roles, role of fathers, forgiveness, handling anger and and many others. Numerous professionals from the community were trained recently in preparation for these classes so they are well able to facilitate the planned sessions. The parenting classes will be held three times annually. The sessions promise to be fun, en riching and informative. Persons from all communities are welcomed but space is limited. Some persons have already signed up for the classes but other interested per sons are encouraged to contact the Department of Social Services at 699-0150 while space is still available. 4 to 17. It is free and refreshments will be served each week.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 The Cays By Timothy Roberts After several years of laying at the bottom of Whale Cay channel the barge Bahama Pride is being salvaged and is expected to be completely removed before the end of the month. A salvage barge from Donjon Marine Company has carefully salvaged the Ba hama Pride, cutting it into small sections to remove it from the channel. The Bahama Pride is believed to have been transporting rock and sand to Bakers Bay Development when it sunk in the Whale Cay channel under unknown circumstances. After several years the sal vage insurance company, working in con junction with The Bahamas Port Authority began removal of the vessel.Sunken barge removed from Whale Cay ChannelAbove: A salvage barge from the Donjon Marine Company removing the sunken Ba courtesy of Oswald Hall. Famed Abaco schooner, the William H. Albury, was built in Man-O-War Cay at Uncle Wills Boat Yard. Since 1963 the 70 boat has seen many adventures. tego Bay, Jamaica, the vessel was saved by David W Wright. From there, the boat has slowly been making its way back home. As of this week the Albury is back in Man O War Harbour. On Thursday, May 29 the community of Man O War will watch as the classic schooner is hauled up at Edwins Boat Yard for much needed repairs. Man O War has a long and storied history of boat building. Preserving this boat for future generations is critical to keep that heritage alive. Half-century old schooner returns home seum.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Dr. Mitchell will be at Integrated Medical Centre on Thursday June 12th, 2014 Sports and Steven Gardiner before their trip to Nassau. By Mirella Santillo Local athletesthe Moores Island team plus one Abaco Central High School studenttravelled to Nassau on Friday, May 23 to compete in the national entries of the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014. The Moores Island team earned Gold in the Medley Relay and Bronze in the 4x400m. Head Coach, Pastor Anthony Wil liams, arrived from Moores Island with two of his trainees, Freceal Cornish and Moores Island Relay Team travels to Nassau to enter the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2014Rocky Jean-Louis, on transit to Nassau for the preliminary registration of his team. The coachs outlook was very positive as he mentioned the new record for high schools of 20.65", set by Steven Gardner in the 200m relay during the CARIFTA trials. Besides of Steven Gardiner, the 200m team was composed of Shakeem Henchell, Devano Mackey and Brendon Davis. In April, the team set another record in Nas sau in high schools nationals for the 4x 400m relay with a time of 3'14". Moores Island placed itself on the international relay spot in the previous years by its teams achievement in the Pennsylvania Relay. The island will be represented in Nassau by Steven Gardiner, Rocky Jean-Louis, Freceal Cornish, Sha keem Henchell, Devano Mackey, Stephan Green, Whitsun Bain and two girls, Dr amika McIntosh (ACH) and Shantanique Humes. Coaches Rebecca Knowles and Elec tra Hunt were also to accompany the team to Nassau. Above: a Moores Island junior runner carrying the baton in a relay at the IAAF this month. Above: awaiting the baton. Moores Island runner in blue. liams and Steven Gardiner Amazing hilltop lots with fantastic sea views. ese lots are the best priced lots in the subdivision, and boast the best views. Bakers Creek is located roughly 8 miles north of Marsh Harbour and also from Treasure Cay. e subdivision features underground utilities to all lots and access for all homeowners to the beach where picnic tables are available. Each lot is 11,300 sq. (.26 acres) BSD $39,900 Property For Sale BAKERS CREEK BEACH LOT 10 BAKERS CREEK Bakers Creek Lots 10 & 11

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY: UNDER CONTRACT!!! 10,000 sq.ft. lot just steps from Gilliam Bay Beach with water view.. NEW!!! Secluded private estate. Two acres with waterfront on the Sea of Abaco and Blu Harbour. Dock. Pod style furnished home with 2 bedrooms and three baths.Stunning sunsets. Asking price $1.29million. UNDER CONTRACT!!! 1/4 acre with 85 on the Sea of Abaco.. NEW LISTING!!! 1/4 acre waterfront lot on the Sea of Abaco high on a blu overlooking the Sea of Abaco and Munjack Cay. Stunning sunsets. $245,000.00. NEW LISTING!!!11,000 sq.ft.lot with good elevation just a short walk to Coco Bay Beach and a public dock. B$44,000.00. UNDER CONTRACT!!! 10,868 sq, ft. lot in prime residential area near Coco Bay Beach. NEW LISTING!!! Immaculate large three bedroom two bath furnished home with views of Black Sound and the Sea of Abaco. Central A/C. Short distance to town of New Plymouth and Long Bay Beach. B$395,000.00 SOLD!!! Hilltop commercial lot on entry road to settlement of New Plymouth.. JUST REDUCED!!! 9,600 sq.ft. lot just steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Quiet residential area. B $55,000.00. BACK ON MARKET! 85 x 120 lot with start-up foundation. Less then 300 steps to the Atlantic Ocean Beach. A great buy at B$59,000.00. 20,000 sq.ft. parcel 125 from Long Bay Beach. Water view possible. Water and power accessible. B $195,000.00. PRICE REDUCTION!!! The Pink Pearl Completely re-furbished 115 year old historic wood building centrally located in the heart of New Plymouth. Commercial/or residential use. Excellent tenant in place .Short walk to Settlement Creek and ferry service. Parking area. B$169,900.00. The Golden Reef Large two story commercial building in the heart of historic New Plymouth. Shop/oce space on ground oor. Two furnished two bedroom one bath apartments on second oor with good rental history and sea views. Parking space. $550,000.00 Sports By Timothy Roberts The Abaco Swim Club held a fun draiser at the Jib Room on Friday, May 23 to assist with travel costs and fees for swimmers attending the 2014 RBC Bahamas National Swimming Championship and also to aid in the purchase of a reverse osmosis system for the pool in Hope Town. The event was well attended by parents and supporters of the swim club who tions. The silent auction featured an assort ment of items ranging from paintings and jewelry to power tools and kitchen ware. The live auction featured cakes, weekend cottages and golf cart rentals, as well as jewelry and a watch. Sara Knowles, coach for the Abaco Swim Club, said that they were over whelmed by the outpouring of support from the community. She said the club has the best parents, grandparents, family members, along with excellent local busi ness support. Our event wouldn't have been possible without the communitys help and we have to give a huge thank you to The Jib Room. The club now has over 65 registered swimmers with 32 planning on attending Nationals in June which is a 45% increase from last year. The Abaco Swim Club had 22 swimmers for the 2013 Nationals. Mrs. Knowles said in the future they would to have their own pool in Abaco. A as We expect more swimmers in Carifta next year as more of our team move into 11-12. She added that the swim club is very proud of Joshua Wong on being named as part of Team Bahamas for Caribbean Is land Swimming Championships (CISC) being held in Barbados July 3-7. Barracuda Swim Meet Twenty-two Abaco Swim Club ath letes attended the Leno Corporate Services Barracuda Invitational swim meet in Nas sau from May 9-10 where every swimmer posted personal best times and several kids Abaco Swim Club holds fundraiserearned high point trophies. The two-day meet was a huge success hamas National Swimming Championships which will be held on June 19-22. Coming away with high point trophies were Carys Pinder in 9-10 girls, Roman Pinder in 9-10 boys, while Taylor Albury in 11-12 girls received the runner-up high point trophy. Coach Sara Knowles said the Abaco Swim Club expects great things from our team of 30 travelling next month for Na tionals and looks forward to another great event. Above: Beer Can Chicken being grilled up to serve at the Job Room for the Abaco Swim Club fundraiser. INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! Above: the fundraiser was well attended.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPLEX TELEPHONE NUMBERS Administrators Oce..........................242-699-0000 Dept of Education.................................242-699-0016 Dept of Environmental Health............242-699-0032 Min of Finance/Business License..........242-699-0052 Dept of Immigration.............................242-699-0067 Magistrates Court................................242-699-0092 National Insurance Board.....................242-367-2639 Public Treasury.....................................242-367-2647 Dept of Social Services.........................242-699-0150 Ministry of Tourism.............................242-699-0152 Local Government Council.................242-699-0165 Auditor General Dept..........................242-699-0171 Bahamas Mortgage Corp.....................242-699-0177 Dept of Information Technology...........242-699-0182 Dept of Housing...................................242-699-0187 Dept of Labour.....................................242-699-0200 Dept of Marine Resources....................242-699-0202 Road Trac Dept.................................242-699-0217 Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.....242-699-0228 Prime Ministers Oce........................242-699-0241 Passport Oce.....................................242-699-0244 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE TO CUT OUT AND SAVE Mrs. Margaret SchuitemakerWould like toTHANKAll the Cheokee men who Repaired her roof on Saturday, the 17th of April, 2014 Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere Vehicle Fatality Abaco recorded its 1st Fatality for the year when a 16 year old resident of Abaco was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided into a Hill at the junction of Forest Drive and Bay Shore Road around 11:16pm on Saturday, 24th May 2014. Vehicle received extensive damages to the entire front section and windshield. Inves tigations continue into this matter. Attempted ArsonA 33 year old male of Hope Town was arrested by Police when he attempted to burn down his mothers home in Hope Town on Sunday, 25th May 2014 around 2:55am.The home received minor damages to the roof. He was charged and scheduled to attend court at 2:00pm on 26/5/14. AssaultA 29 year old of Murphy Town was arrested and charged for threats of death and causing damage to his girlfriend as a result of an ar gument between them. He appeared before Crime Reportcount on 23rd May 2014 where he pleaded PossessionA 33 year old male of Sandy Point was arrested by Police on Wednesday, 21st May 2014 around 5:45am when Police ex ecuted a search warrant on his premises and found a white plastic bag containing marijuana. He was charged and arraigned in court on Thursday 22nd May 2014 months in Prison. PossessionA 37 year old male of Sandy Point was arrested by Police on Wednesday 21st May 2014 around 6:42 am when Police executed a search warrant on his premises and found a white plastic bag containing marijuana. He was charged and arraigned in court on Thursday 22nd May 2014 and months in Prison.Call 919 to report crimeFuneral Service Anna Jane AmbristerThompson, age 71 years and a resident of Fox Town, Abaco was held on Saturday 3rd, May, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Zion ciating was Pastor Ed Ambrister assisted by Pastor Daniel Curry and Rev. Allen J. Mills. Interment follow in the Fox Town Cemetery. Left to cherish her memories are her husband: Preston Thompson; two sons: Joseph and Leroy Thompson; two daugh ters: Mrs. Etta jane Rolle and Marilyn McIntosh; seven adopted children: Ricardo Higgs, Deon Pitter, Ismay Pedican, Golden Thompson, Jerry Butler, Dwayne Thomas and Jocelyn McIntosh; two brothers: Richard and Charles Ambrister; two sons-in-law: Ivan Rolle and Leslie McIn tosh; two daughters-in-law: Natasha and Darlene Thompson; 22 grandchildren: Durell, Whitney, Doran, Lenette, Leshell, Nadia, Devano, donte, Darnell, Ivern, AnRemembering Family and Friends nalease, Ivar, Angel and Brittany Rolle, Leslia McIntosh, Kevin, Dorothea, Kevon, Leroy Jr., Rocarlo, Rosheko and Rodrico Thompson ; eight sisters-in-law: Priscilla, Ella Thompson, Victoria Jones, mable Grant, Melda Miller, Olivia Pierre, Rachel McIntosh and Lillian Ambrister and Sharvine Thompson; four brothers-in-law: Ronald, Harold Grant, Joseph Jr. and Bernard Thompson; one aunt: Olga Russell, two aunts-in-law: Evelyn Russell and Julia Wells; three godchildren: Deloris Rigby and Nadine Rolle; two grand children-inlaw: Euthal Brown and Jacent Rolle; 22 great grandchildren, 50 nieces, 55 grandnephews, one granddaughter-in-law and two grandsons-in-law and a host of other relatives and friends Condolences to the fam ily of Mary Vernell (Sands) Roberts who has been bed-ridden with hip Please see Obits Page 13

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 problems since February 2011 and passed away on the 15th of April, 2014. Born in Man-O-War Cay on Febru ary 8th, 1937, the eighth child to Millie and Treason Sands. She grew up on the Cay and attended school under the tut aledge of Headmasters Ivan Russell and the late Haziel Albury. While visiting a married sisters living in Cherokee she met and married Charles Roberts on the 15th of August, 1958 and lived in Cherokee Sound the remainder of her life. They had three children, two daughters and one son. Her husband and one daughter, Clara Jean, predeceased her, but is survived by her daughter Norma Jean Neilly and her husband, Larry, as well as her son, Andrew and his wife Annette. She cleaned the public school in Cherokee for many years, was an excel lent seamstress and baked delicious island bread. She was a loving wife, a protective Mother, Grandmother to Ashley and her husband, Lucus, and Great-Grandmother to Aidan and Alexander. She was cared for, loved and protected during her long convalescence by Kareen who was livingin house with her. She is also survived by one sister, Lola Sawyer and her husband, Martin, two sister-in-laws, Sally Sweeting and Marie Sands as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends. May she Rest In Peace. Remembering Family and FriendsObits From Page 14 Across 1. Goods carried by a plane. 5. On birds and planes. 8. Formerly stewards and stewaradesses 9. Bahamian airline with catchy jingle 13. Mach 1 15. Found on some boats and some planes. aircraft 17. Turbine-powered plane Down 2. Landing and takeoff 3. The new Marsh Harbour terminal began construction this month in 2011. 4. Small baggage 6. National airline of The Bahamas 7. Travel document 10. Weve reached our cruising 11. Vertical takeoff aircraft 12. Fliers profession 14. Atlanta, GA based airline 2. SALMON Popular freshwater 5. MCKINNEY Sandy Point native who coined Its Better in The Bahamas 7. CLUE Hint 8. LEGO Popular building block toy 10. BUTTERFLY Lepidoptera 12. BLUES Predecessor of Rock N Roll 14. PINE Abaco forest. 15. JEDI Force sensitive warrior 17. SAILING National Sport 18. HUMMINGBIRD Fast, nectar eating bird 1. PICTURE Worth 1,000 words 3. MAYPOLE Commonly plaited at Heritage Festivals 4. PERFECT Without fault 6. SALTY Ocean water 7. COMPASS 9. JUNKANOO Musical Bahmian culture 11. LIKE Social Media term of approval 13. SAND Cant have a beach without it 14. PARIS Home of the Eiffel Tower 16. KING Monarch Abaconian Crossword: Airport Special!May 15 Answers

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian June 1, 2014 Rentals: Services: Big Cat Equipment en-GBNassau 242-457-4SOD (4763) or 225-4SOD (4763)en-GB Abaco 242-357-6975 Fax: 242-367-2424 GRASS GRASS GRASS en-GBFrom Our Farm to Your Door!en-GBWe Now Have en-GBSODen-GBfor Immediateen-GB 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 ColorRates are per issue. Ad placement is once or twice monthly. For More Information Contact Us at367-3200 or E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com b Business Service Directory SOUTH ISLAND SOLAR Abacos First Choice in Alternative Energy Solutions S olar Panels S olar Batteries S olar Pool Pumps S olar A/C Units B ack up Power Systems S olar Golf Cart Charging System S olar & Instant Hot Water Heaters S ystem Installations & Maintenance C harge Controllers/Chargers/Inverters FINANCING AVAILABLE!! WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com The Abaconian gives you the most value for you classied ad dollar: en en See it in Print! en AND en See it Online en AND en See it on Facebook en en A three-pronged attack. All for the same price. All included. en Advertise today! Tim and Gina Matthews have called Man O War their home for the past two years. Now they feel a calling to leave the little Cay behind to pursue missionary work with Wycliffe Ministries. Wycliffe is a Bible translation ministry with outreaches all over the world. The Matthews will be moving to Papua New Guinea to continue the translation work of Wycliffe. Tim spoke about how supportive the people of Man O War have been during his and Ginas tenure on the island. While living in Man O War they called New Life Church their home church. Gina has spent part of the last two years teaching at Man O War School. The last two years I fell in love with all the students on Man O War, Cay. I had the absolute pleasure of being their teacher and sharing life with them. It was truly a gift People Couple to traverse open ocean in Papua New Guinea for mission workfrom God, she said. Speaking about their upcoming mis sion work in Papua New Guinea, the couple mentioned how there are over 180 million people who do not have a Bible translated in their mother tongue: We have more than 400 versions of the Eng a bible that we can clearly understand, but did you know that at this moment, there are 1900 language groups that dont have a single verse of scripture in their own lan guage? For a 180 million people, their Bible is completely blank. I personally cant imagine life without having a bible that I can clearly understand. Tim explained further, There are over 800 languages in Papua New Guinea and almost 300 still need the Bible translat ed into their heart language, many on small remote islands that can only be reached by boat. We will provide the safe transporta tion needed to get these translators to the out islands Though they are sad to leave so many friends behind, Tim said that, in a way, Were ALL going to Papua New Guin ea. They are certain that they will contin ue to receive prayers and support from the people of Man O War with whom theyve broken bread with for the past two years. Those wishing to reach out and sup port the Matthews can contact them via their website: www.matthewsmaritime missions.com or on Matthews Maritime Missions Facebook page. People can also read more about Wycliffes mission at: at: www.wycliffe.org/Pray/PrayforaWyclif feMissionary.aspx Above: Tim & Gina Matthews will be mov to help sail missionaries to the scattered out islands. Tylers WishBy Robert Hirtle Republished with permission from the author and South Shore Now Tyler Albury was a bright young man with an infectious laugh and a big heart. Last October 2, his mom, Hilary Scott, received the phone call that every parent dreads her son, who had been stay ing with his father Tim Albury in the Bahamas since early summer, had died. The 18 year old's death, which oc curred while he was sleeping, was deemed to have been caused by myocarditis, an intion, virus or an immune disease. Word of Tyler's passing shocked residents who knew him, both in Lunen burg County and in Hope Town, Bahamas, where he had lived until he moved with his mother and brother Jacob to the South Shore in 2003. Apart from his family, one of those hardest hit was Tyler's best friend, Ryan Piercey, with whom he had formed a tight bond soon after arriving in Lunenburg. Ryan has suffered from a severe hearing problem from birth and that was something that Tyler wanted very badly to correct. "Years ago, Tyler came into the house and said that Ryan's hearing aids weren't working very well and he wanted to do whatever we could to get him better hearing aids," Ms. Scott said. "Time went on and, of course, Tyler passed away with myocarditis." While making arrangements for Ty ler's memorial service, Mike Zinck of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home asked Ms Scott and Jacob where they would like me morials directed. "Jacob and I both said Ty always wanted Ryan to have hearing aids," she recalled. "So that's how it's come about. Between people knowing about it in Hope Town, Abaco and here, we've had dona tions ... and I've put in the rest." On May 3, seven months after his best friend died, Ryan received his new, state-of-the-art hearing devices and a new world of improved sound opened its doors to him. "After I got these hearing aids, everything was so much better. It wasn't expected," he said, adding that he is grateful to everyone involved for what they have done. For Ms Scott, it gives a small, but important measure of closure in that Ty true, albeit under circumstances that will always be hard to understand. "It was one good thing that came out of a terrible situation," she said. Above: Tyler Albury

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June 1, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EQUIPMENT FOR SALE MISC WANTED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE COLOR OPTIONS FOR YOUR CLASSIFIED BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified TODAY 9 Fiberglass Dinghy, Hope Town $350. Please call 242.366.0635 14 ft. Abaco sailing dinghy by Winer Malone 2011. Very good condition, comes with tra ditional sails & rigging. $8,500 Tel:242-4757040 or mintcoine@gmail.com 16 Dolphin Flats boat, with poling plat form, no motor. $1,300 OBO. 2003 225hp Yamaha 4-stroke parts, New 25 lower unit, trim tilt, mid section ect. $2,300 OBO. 2007 250hp Etec parts (trim tilt & computer etc). $500. 8x8 Bimini Top, blue sunbrell, stain less hardware, new condition. $600. Call 4775991 or 458-5518 22 Donzi Classic, 350HP Mercury Verado. Low hour engine / reinforced hull / 75 MPH +, 2009 Winner of North Abaco Power Boat Races. $45,000. (Will sell separately). Contact 367-2625 or 458-4088. 29 Blackfin, Twin 250 HP Saltwater Series Yamahas. Duel control steering. Perfect for 577-5000 New Arcoaire 5 ton AC condenser, $1,200 Call 242-357-6675 or 357-6684 1986 Citroen 2CV, classic collectors car, 38K genuine miles, 60z cc, 50 MPG, galvanized chassis, all parts available. $8,000. Call 4586062 Wanted!! 27 foot cigarette style boat with trailer, seadoo parts & professional tile saw. 242-445-1843....bahamahunk@hotmail.com Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.comHope Town Inn & Marina Positions Available Line Cook, Prep Cook, Sous Chef. Day and night positions available. Please Call (242) marina.com Do You Need A Property Manager or Rental Agent? 50+ years total experience. Call 3673529 or email info@AbacoVacationPlanner. com for more information. Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats 2012 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L (4 Cylinder), Excellent condition, low miles (under 30,000), very clean interior, 1 owner, Just serviced good on gas, Alarm and Tints, 16 Factory Rims, Fog lights, signal on mirrors, power locks and windows,CD player, IPod and USB Connection, very cold AC. Owner asking $22,500. Ph. # 357-6681. 2011 Dodge Nitro Heat, 60,000 miles, Cus tom Alarm/Remote starter, Custom grill and headlights. Everything works, Never had any mechanical problems...serviced every three months. Immaculate Condition. $12,500. Call 242-441-7251 or 242-352-4545 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 367-3677 Email: abaconiannews@gmail.com Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEScotland Cay, Abacos Private Island. Mag home, 1 acre on the Abaco Sea, private dock, beautifully furnished, 3 golf carts, 45kw die sel generator, landing rights on pvt runway, available. Also available, beautiful lot and boat slip in the pvt marina, by owner 561-254-8648 planesystems@gmail.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEGreat Cistern, 3 bed, 2 bath with view across Sea of Abaco, access to sea, turn key, all you need it your tooth brush. $1500/month. Call 554-9872 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Furnished 1 bed 1 bath house A/C, washer/dryer, generator, water included, spectacular sea views! Conveniently located, $1500. Call 367-3472 Marsh Harbour, luxury penthouse for rent, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, pool, beach, dock, at The Crossing Condos. Call 577-0277 or email: neil@hgchristie.com Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores Cozy is land home, 3 br/2 bath, 1500sf fully furnished bring your clothes, master suite w/king bed, waterviews, pool, family area, avail June 1st. Nonsmoking home, short or long term lease $2000/m plus utilities 561-694-0443 or 561-248-1097 Marsh Harbour, Regattas, 2 bed condo overlooking pool with tennis courts & beach access. $1500/mo. Contact Fran 458-3682 or e-mail jadeonthebrain@yahoo.com Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully fur nished, washer/dryer, water included. Call 475-1266 Central Pines 2,000 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, home for sale on big corner lot. Well only. Call 475-8475 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Marsh Harbour, Government Sub, For sale by owner Duplex located in. Large corner lot of land. Can easily be converted into 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. $325,000 Net. Phone 242-342-5066/357-0386 Hope Town, 18,850 sq.ft property situated at the end of Nigh Creek, running from Nigh creek to the back creek. Close to town $200K, negotiable. Call Basil Russell 393-3604 or 423-0044 The New Plymouth Inn, Located in historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. The inn features quiet Colonial charm with 11 guest rooms, 50 seat restaurant and bar, garden and porate retreat, school for art, culinary, ocean research, sailing or family home. Designated historic landmark, circa 1820. Tax exempt. For sale by the owner of forty years. Priced to sell! Call 1-242-365-4138 or 242-559-9104.

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