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Abaconian
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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 22 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2014 PM and delegation tour new terminalOne day after the soft opening of the Leonard Thompson International, the Prime Minster along with other Members of Cabinet visited have done an excellent job in doing so. Above: Foreground left to right Min. of Transport & Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin, Prime Minister Perry Christie, Architect Donald Page 2 for the story. Chief Justice holds court on Abaco PM says Abaco poised for 1,000 new jobs During the Budget Communication in the House of Assembly in May the Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, stated that Abaco is poised to see some 1000 new job opportunities arrive over the next several years. He said that Bakers Bay high end residential resort, golf club and marina serves as a model of success in the Fami ly Islands for ultra-luxury property owners and visitors. He noted that Bakers em ploys just under 650 persons in construc tion and operations and they continue to grow. He added also that some 30 Bahasteady employment. Mr. Christie said there has also been a positive development which augurs well for the purchase, expansion and opera tion of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Members of the Club have joined with the experienced and successful Southworth Development Company to acquire the as set. There is now a signed Letter of In tent with a sixty day exclusive period to ment, with closing scheduled for this summer, upon completion of a new Heads of Please see Jobs Page 6 Whats Inside A7 en A10 B11 A15 B14 en B8 Whats Happening

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, led a delegation of cabinet terminal on Wednesday, May 25 to view what he called a major accomplishment for the people of Abaco. Mr. Christie expressed gratitude to all who participated in project, including the former Ingraham Administration. Let here in this building and seeing this edi It has been, not without controversy and Central & All Abaco Hanna-Martin, Min. Davis and PM Christie review numbers related to the airport proj ect. the building. Im so happy that those who have come here to make it habitable and functional, have done an excellent job in doing so. He said he was "particularly pleased" that the representative for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key, joined the del egation. Mr. Edison Key has played a part in Abaco and all the buildings of these airports and air terminals, so I am espe cially pleased that he has joined us, he said. I know that this a pleasant day for him, moving forward because he has been time. I wish to congratulate him. I wish to acknowledge the role the former government played in bringing this about and to indicate that on the journey to this point, that many hands have been to the wheel. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip Davis, said the completion of the terminal was the result of "great teamwork." Mr. Davis thanked the travelling public and tourists for their patience while the terminal was being constructed. This year, the investment by Public Works was in the tune of some $38 million to get this to where this is today, he said. I would like to thank the team at the Ministry of Works, led by Permanent Secretary, Mr. Collin Higgs, Director of Public Works, Mr. John Canton, Deputy Director, Mr. Caldwell Pratt, who assiduously moved to met international standards. Thanking all persons involved in bringing the airport to fruition was Min ister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Gle nys Hanna-Martin. Workers have put in tremendous ef fort to make this happen. This is an impor tant day because we made a commitment to make this happen. We have worked diligently to make this happen and this is Please see LTIA Page 5

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 DAMIANOS

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS just the beginning because we are looking at airports nation-wide, said Mrs. HannaMartin. This is how you jump start local economies in our communities and Abaco is such an important economy in our com munity. Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilch combe, was also present for the viewing of the new terminal. He said that the terminal would further boost the tourism industry. This is a new phase in our growth and development and as the Prime Minis ter pointed out in his budget speech today, LTIA From Page 2 Central & All Abaco we are in economic revival and we are in a revolutionary age where we see new growth and development throughout The Bahamas. It is not just New Providence or Grand Bahama but also Abaco, which is fundamental in our development. So this is a major stride for the countrys tourism industry. Chief Project Architect of the termi nal, Mr. Donald Dean, said that the style of the airport is "typical" Abaco architec ture with hardy planks and coral stones combined with traditional materials. He said that attention was also paid to the link between the airport and the environment in the use of materials. In another historic moment for Abaco, Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett visited Marsh Harbour to hear a Supreme Court matter at the upper court at the Government Complex on June 4. The matter he was hearing was related to the Quieting Titles Act. He said because the majority of the people involved were located in Abaco it seemed to be bet ter, rather than to put on them the cost of travelling to New Providence to do it, they could just travel here to Marsh Harbour and well have the matter right here. He said it is not unusual for the court to sit outside of New Providence and Grand Bahama, especially when it concerns quiet ing property. The Judges would go to the family islands, take evidence from persons and more importantly visit the land, inspect the land, see the land to ensure that anyone affected by the decision is aware of the ac tion and has an opportunity to be heard, he said. He said he would likely visit the property and then canvass with the lawyers be hearing on the matter. Chief Justice holds court in Abaco

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com 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 Agreement with the Government, he said. This project will also create additional construction and permanent jobs. Mr. Christie said that with the opening of the new airport terminal at Marsh Harbour and the construction of the new port in northern Abaco, the Abacos with expanding resort plans, large second home and boating sectors, and enterprising local businesses and entrepreneurs, are well poised to become one of the leading resort destinations in The Bahamas, with the real potential to create some 1,000 new job opportunities over the next several years. Central & All Abaco Jobs From Page 1 The board of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) met in Abaco for the of what is happening on the island. Senator Alex Storr, Chairman of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, said that the BMC Board thought that it was pru dent to meet in Abaco to see the conditions can use the corporations resources to affect change in Abaco in terms of the needs of housing. We thought it was best to come to Abaco and see for ourselves then decide on what is the way forward for Abaco in the future. He said that Abaco is in the higher margin area for arrears on mortgages. We dont know the particular reason for that so we want to see if there is something we can do as a corporation to help bring these persons in line or if there are programs or actions we can to take in order to make the clients regular. He said that owning a home is a com mitment and you have to take your respon sibility serious. He added that while BMC is here if there are any new applicants they will also look at them as well as assessing Bahamas Mortgage Corporation holds board meeting in Abacoif there is any need for additional housing. He said that if there is need for more housing Spring City has room for growth and we will look to see what we can do or recommend to the Department of Hous ing. Member of Parliament for North Ab aco and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry thanked the BMC for coming to Abaco and shared his concern of one of the greater crisis in the country today, which he said is the mortgage crisis. I have come into contact with many who are about to lose their homes, he said. We are hopeful that we can work together with the mortgage corporation to see how we can help those individuals and bring relief to my constituents. ARC to provide base for science on Abaco Friends of the Environment is taking on a new challenge: building a research and environmental education center for the peo ple of Abaco. The Abaco Research Center is the culmination of 25 years of grassroots conservation work and 10 years of partner ship with schools and teachers through our education program. The six bedroom facil ity will have a kitchen, dining space, wet and dry labs, covered outdoor workspace and a classroom. It will provide FRIENDS with the ability to house visiting researchers, host schools and involve students from around The Bahamas and around the world in the conservation of Abacos environment. This community by linking Abaconians with sci ence and supporting high school students in science classes and career prep. Please see ARC Page 22

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 North Abaco The Government of The Bahamas has the responsibly to protect and manage the Bahamian people. They must enact poli long term. Many of those persons living their livelihood came together in a com munity forum to address those policies and In particular they noted that proce dures and regulations regarding the use of air compressors need to be revisited. On Monday, May 26, at 6:00 pm a open community meeting to seek answers from Leon Pinder, Assistant Superinten dent for the Department of Fisheries at the St. Chads Community Hall in Fox Town. Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center (URCHCC) manager, Bish op Ken Carroll, and North Abaco Local Government representative, Chairman Mr. Leslie McIntosh, hosted the meeting to fa cilitate discussion for those persons who felt they were deprived of their incomes. invited and were expected to be there, but due to other commitments were not able to attend. Mr. Pinder, Assistant Superinten dent at the Department of Fisheries, was informed about the meeting earlier and to meet with him to address their concerns. He called in during meeting to offer his excuse and apologized that he would not be able to make the meeting. Though many were disappointed that he was not able to attend, the meeting continued as planned. The meeting was successful. URCHCC recording clerk, Ms. Ellamae Rus sell, took the minutes and made notes of Many said the government should be more avenues of resources for them during the ing that there are many bills that require to be paid, and, not having the funds to pay them, there are consequences they would have to face. During the closed season, they get various buyers. Through the four months their only source of income. However, the water is very deep, and they cant reach those supplies as easily as they would ment could be lenient on them in regards to compressor regulations. They asked for permission to use their compressors within those four months, April 1 July 20, that continue providing sea food to distribute. years and said he has much respect for the laws of the land. "We in the North suffer each year and, basically, its becoming harder and harder for us to get grouper or conch be cause of the depth of the sea and free div ing will not allow us to go as deep as we need too without the use of the air com pressor, Mr. Parker said. He continued, saying that a permit for compressor use would be greatly appreci ment. Mr. Parker was followed by George McIntosh and Catechist Christopher Russell who complained that sometimes the situation goes to the extreme with authori men have to buy back their our own equip ment during the open season, further hurt ing their livelihoods. Mr. Russell asked, "Why would government do such thing to Fishermen who attended the meeting Fishermen decry compressor regulationsPlease see Regulations Page 11

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 From the Editor's (Candlelit) Desk // Abaco: The Strobe Light 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? Community Calendar en Band en Thank goodness for gener ators. If it werent for a generator right now, as Im typing, this issue of The Abaconian would be much delayed. With so many power outages its easy to forget that Abaco is supposed to be one of the top powerhouses of the Bahami an economy. With so many lights you would think Abaco a giant strobe light pulsing to With as bad as the power is sometimes we might as well How many lost hours sweaty, disgusted tourists have It would be understandable if BEC was cheap. Its not. The average BEC bill is not merely expensive. It is crip pling. Its crippling to the family budgeting to feed their chil dren. How can they budget when each month, no matter how much they conserve, their fuel surcharge is both random Its crippling to the busi ness trying to provide con sistent service. How can they guarantee deadlines and be competitive when BEC drags Bahamian businesses down Its crippling to the resorts, guides, taxis, car rentals, res taurants and every business touched by tourism. How can they win back all the visitors, many of whom this is an EX PENSIVE vacation of a life time, who are disgusted that they cant even shower after a salty day in the boat or see their dinner. This is a big issue. It will continue to hold us back in many ways. We know there is not one single solution, but certainly there are steps that can be taken and ways to keep the public informed on prog Government and Union need to stop playing political checkers that harm us and take bread out of our childrens mouths. Management needs to do a better job of keeping us in formed. And we need to be more vocal and demand, at the very least, the service that we pay so very much for.

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Water you doing?Dear Editor, The water pressure has been absolutely terrible lately! Kind regards, A Water Enthusiast.Airport Screenings are too InvasiveI would like to join the others that have complained about the aw ful screening practices at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. My daughter and son-in-law left today after a weeks visit. My daughter was selected for a special screen ing. One of the screeners told me in a discussion after the incident that my daughter was asked if she want ed to be searched out in public or in private. My daughter agreed to have it done in public, but the look on her and her husband showed that she didnt realize how invasive they would be. Two weeks ago on a trip to the US, I was subjected to the search also. Tooooo invasive! The fact that it was done by a screener of the same sex does not make it ok. Now, if something had been found on my person as I went through the metal detector or the scan showed something illegal in my bag, then I would deserve such a screening. In my conversation with the screener after my daughter went through, she said we are only doing what we were trained to do. As this is the case, then I agree the screen ers are only doing their job. Then I say: someone needs to straighten out the system. I have been searched a couple times in the US, I have NEVER been put through what I went through Letters to the Editor Marsh Harbour is a Dusty QuarryDear Editor, I now think that it may be time to submit another short letter, at the risk of being too long and in appropriate. I guess you or the lo cal yokels thought that I couldnt spell that long word. No brag, but I was a teacher before leaving school thats history. By the way, Mr. Editor, we miss you and staff from the Dove Plaza! Maybe a better deal in the new world in Marsh Harbour East! Maybe like Dennis Da Menace, I rang ya bell or pulled ya chain too much! Just kidding. Mr. Editor, you and I see what seems to be road works underway and the weather: hot, dry, breezy and dusty like a quarry. Years ago, Florida. They had water tank trucks going back and forth continuously spraying to keep dust down to a minimum! Wisdom nugget! Do you suppose we in Abaco could take a Thought I mention out past the Bank, on a good road, theres a two foot pot hole, and street lights A great P.S. Just maybe the new Marsh Harbour (Leonard M. and a Grand Opening when the bum new airport opens on Andros, Cat Island, Mayaguana or when Papa Hubert Ingraham comes back, with a brand new bag, or God willing da DNA!! Lee R. Lowe 2 weeks ago or what I SAW my daughter have to endure today! -Shocked by the Screenings Across 1. Power outage 5. Popular outboard engine 6. Pink national symbol 9. Biblical giant. 10. Bahamian island partially south of Turks & Caicos 11. Aquatic excavation, recent controversial activity in Bimini. 14. Whale teeth 15. Cardinal direction also associated with a certain star. 16. Invasive tree 18. Mistake 19. Not short 20. Get away Down 3. Rough, exhausted, wearylooking 4. Rum runners 7. Fishing technique using a lure instead of bait. 8. First word in phrase describing a popular fom of Bahamian music. 12. A pleasure chemical in the brain. 13. Critically endangered, horned animal. 17. Sandy Shore

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 North Abaco As has become the way to win a BBC tournament, Marlin Darlins three Blue earned them the victory in the Treasure Cay Championship. Like the winners of the Guana Cay Championship and Green Turtle Cay Championship, the 3-1-1 com bo of releases added up to 2100 points for the win. Bob Jacobsens 62 Spencer from Clearwater, Florida clinched the victory in Championship series. Their win earns them the overall top spot on the leaderboard. 2012 BBC Champion Frank Rodriguez, guided Team Fa La Me to a second king from Indian Shores, Florida released Treasure Cay is Golden for Marlin Darlina White Marlin on day one, two Blue Marlin on day two and on day three released their third Blue Marlin. Team Wave Paver, led by team cap tain Jr. Davis, added their points by releas ing a Blue Marlin each day. Consistency was the key for the Kissimmee, Florida ish. onship teams received a warm welcome from host resort Treasure Cay. The resort hospitality and fabulous food. The Treasure Cay Championship win earned Bob Jacobsen and team Marlin Dar lin a Chris Costello hand-carved trophy as Sunglasses from tournament sponsor Costa Fishing Forecasting (ROFFS), longtime BBC sponsors. Captain Ed Wheeler and his crew each received Randy Rich de signed crew trophies sponsored by the Lewis Marine Group. The Second Place Chris Costello tro phy went to Fa La Me led by team Cap tain Frank Rodriguez. Jr. Davis and Team Wave Paver received the Third Place Chris Costello trophy. In addition, the second and third place teams also received gift Forecasting Service (ROFFS) and Costa sunglasses. The Chris Costello trophies are sponsored by Murray Products. The Treasure Cay Championship, hosted by Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, ship tournaments are validated using time leased in accordance with IGFA and Baha The Blue Marlin are here in Abaco. bites and seeing large blue marlin on the in Marsh Harbour June 18 22 at Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina. At present, the lead for the 2014 Championship belongs to Team Marlin Darlin with 5200 points, Wave Paver is second with 3200 points and team Torta is Therefore, the 2014 BBC is wide open. Everyone has a chance for the Cham pionship ring. the tournaments with cumulative points Champion. The BBC endowed two schol arships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in the ma rine technologies. Volunteers continue cleanup work in Cedar Harbour Continuing the development of neighborhood programs and communitybuilding, Crown Havens Urban Renewal Center pushes forward with their clean-up campaign. The Cleanliness Next to Godliness group (CNG), was formed earlier this year to keep the small North Abaco community free of trash. Godliness formed its executive board and elected Gwendolyn Bain as President of the group. So far she has shown great strength. The election was held at Netties Res taurant. Addressing those who attended the meeting she informed them in a small, but distinctive voice, her plans for the area. She stressed that it takes each of them in the community to work diligently as a team, as this is the only way this Northern settlement of Abaco will be moved to the next level. The newly elected President also noted that she is more than pleased in partnering with the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center as the program continues to once again extend its operations to this small, but unique settle ment. In closing she thanked those persons from the community who volunteered their services and contributions to make it hap pen. She reminded those persons that Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Commu nity Center Manager Bishop Carroll and staff have worked in a harmonious way towards establishing national pride in each settlement Little Abaco. On Saturday May 24, 2014 the newly elected board of CNG Cedar Harbor took their appointment seriously as they began cleanup work. Two of the areas youths, Mario Jr. and Dario Bootle, and two primary school students of Fox Town Primary School Please see CNC Page 11

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Abaco Hardware North Abaco came and joined in with the team of volunteers, as they cleaned up the side of the road by cutting and trimming away the trees that were obstructing the road view along the Cedar Harbor Cemetery. In an interview with the President, Ms. Bain, short in stature but big at heart, pointed out that this has always been one of the many goals that they wished to accomplished. And in the not so distance fu ture they will be helping their seniors in the area also by doing some fundraising events to assist in purchasing heavy duty equip ment to do some of the trimming of trees in and around senior citizens yards. Working towards community togeth erness is as an integral part of develop ment, the Urban Renewal Center Manag er, Bishop Ken Carroll, said. This is a code of principles, which is the main focus of the mission statement of the Urban Re newal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Cen ter Buidling Stronger Communities by Transforming Lives He continued, In a small way, in depicting togetherness, [it] brings solutions to many of the challenges that affect these small settlements. He is pleased to announce the many CNC From Page 10 others are joining hands to bring a change to its areas in the Northern Region of Aba co. Former Local Government Representa Russell, said that the understanding of all those who applaud the joint effort can see the vision and make a difference. Dis playing the gift of love to each other, he said, will make the work easier. Others who were in agreement stressed that they are quite happy to be a part of this great work, as this is the type of structural development that is so badly needed which will set down the foundation of positive goals for others to follow. the road along Cedar Harbour Cemetery. were in agreement and discouraged, saying that too much was being done to punishing them. URCHCC Manager, Bishop Carroll, felt that this meeting brought some clarity to the concerning matters of North Aba the attention to those in authority and will therefore set up another meeting in which the Minister of Department of Fisheries be in attendance to give answers to their ermen to be patient as he presents their case before Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco. In brief remarks by North Abaco Local Government District Chairman, Leslie McIntosh, he said he too will make sure justice and clarity comes to their situation together and stand as one. Regulations From Page 7

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Standard Hardware STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! Business vice dive operation and boutique, hosted a "Meet the Artists" open house. More than 100 visitors and art enthu siasts spent time browsing the gift store, drinking rum punch and observing two lo cal artists demonstrate their techniques. Christine Sawyer and Marjolein Scott both display their work in Dive Abaco's boutique but the attraction this evening was the opportunity to watch how the artwork was made. Christine's pine needle baskets and jewelry are a popular item with tourists and locals and many that night were inDive Abaco hosts open house for artiststrigued by "how it was done" and the skills it takes to make a beautiful piece of work. Marjolein handed her brushes to sev eral excited visitors and guided efforts as they tried their hand at silk painting. Everyone was delighted with the eve ning and requests for a repeat were so often made that Dive Master Keith Rogers agreed to host another in the near future. painting. Lillian Cash watches on. New business on Abaco to distribute air-towater generator Sky Water Bahamas has just intro duced the AquaBoy line of Air-To-Water generators to The Bahamas. These machines extract the natural pure water from the air that is all around us. The water is then passed through a seproduce the purest water on the planet. The personal model is about the size of a small cooler and sits right on a kitchen or bar countertop. It plugs in and it starts making water directly from the air no external water supply is needed. The Bahamas is blessed with a lim itless supply of clean, moisture-laden air from which the water can be extracted to produce the purest, cleanest, best-tasting water on the planet. But designers say its the conve nience that takes the cake: no more toting heavy 5 gallon water bottles or throwing away empty plastic containers and no more chemicalor plastic-tasting water. Only the cleanest, safest, purest water for you and your family, whenever you need it. The AquaBoy has a unique 5-stage ter. ter that cleans the air coming into the machine. The fan blows the clean air over cooled, stainless steel coils which causes the moisture to condense on them. This water is then passed through a meant to kill 100% of any bacteria in the system. The pure water is stored in the dispensing tank within the machine and is available whenever you need it just put your cup or jug up to the machine and get the water you want. The personal AquaBoy generates 3-5 gallons per day from the air more in the humid summer months, a little less in win ter. Other models are available that can generate 125-300 gallons per day. The personal AquaBoy comes with changing a few times per year and are a breeze to change there is a panel on the back of the machine that allows easy ac out its that easy! It also comes with a custom surge protector and a full one-year warranty. The AquaBoy shuts off when it is full in order to conserve power, and it has a regular recirculation cycle that keeps the water fresh at all times. This device eliminates the need to re you always have the water you need right in your home. The AquaBoy lets you tap in to the unlimited supply of water in the atmo sphere and enjoy the convenience or your own personal Air-To-Water generator, The AquaBoy is distributed here in Abaco by Sky Water Bahamas. For more their website at www.SkyWaterBahamas. com. XP Janitorial Services XP Janitorial Services is one of Ab acos growing cleaning companies. Lana Sawyer, one of the owners, opened this business with the mindset that she wanted to help businesses maintain clean environ ments. She also worked in the cleaning business for many years so is experienced The second owner is her son Douglas Cleare, Jr. who assists with the running of the business. In February of this year, they opened in Marsh Harbour. The space gives them a place to meet with clients and to conduct their contractual business. They specialize in shampooing and deodorizing carpets, ing upholstery and windows, and general cleaning of homes and businesses. Entrepreneur Watch Please see Entrepreneur Page 21

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 CENTRAL ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILMarsh Harbour & Spring City Town Committee Marsh Harbour (UNCONTESTED)Glender Knowles Stephen Timothy Roberts Henry Williams Carl A. Archer Kandy Pinder Yvonne KeySpring CityColon Curry Samuel Williams Edgburt Tinker Masanetie O. JosephDundas TownCecil A. Ingraham Alfred L. Cornish Marguerita Cornish Frederick A. Jones Wayde Archer Cay Mills Bernadette Hall Carlington Stuart George W. Cornish Faron Y. Newbold Christine L. Bostwick Ivan Curry Egbert Churton TooteMurphy Town (UNCONTESTED)Don E. Boodle Adriel Gilbert Davis Jexell Tinker Matthew Taylor Paul Curry Glennroy McDonaldJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY SOUTH ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILCherokee, Casuarina & Bahama Palm Shores Town CommitteeCherokee (UNCONTESTED) Michael Saunders Vasti Albury Michael Christopher Knowles Casaurina Area (UNCONTESTED) John Hamilton Hudson Bahama Palm Shores (UNCONTESTED) Jacquelyn Estevez Sandy Point Area Laurestine Fox Arthur Washington Lightbourn Valeria Barbara Lightbourne Robert Johnathan McKinney David S. Stuart Stanley Alfred White William Henry Munnings Dwight Richardson Pinder Preston Roberts Shawn Rudolph Roberts Crossing Rocks Area Theodore Carroll Mitchel Reubin Hepburn Israel Williams Jr. Arthur Neko Williams Diana Aretha Bain Shevon Bain-Miller Ruth Burrows-Russell Deborah Carroll Keith WalkerJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY HOPE TOWN DISTRICT COUNCILGreat Guana Cay (UNCONTESTED) Glen Laing Man-O-War Cay (UNCONTESTED) Arthur D. Elden Jeremy T Sweeting Tad J. SandsHope TownWinston Donnie Carey Junior Mernard Harold Malone Donald B. Cash John Stafford PattersonJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY MOORES ISLANDEdward Stuart Martin Oscar Davis Esther Williams Thomas Hield Lillian Laing Dalson Stuart Wilfred Hield Percy McBrideJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY Local Government

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TREASURE CAY Ocean Blvd lot $49,500 Interior lot, Flamingo road $45,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $120,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 BRING OFFERS www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 Chris & Molly Roberts Cute 1 bed, 1 bath, furnished cottage, close to beach $116,000 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 Beautiful interior lot $16,000 Interior lot 17, block 26, section 4 $25,000 Old Kerr 4 acres beachfront $150,000CASUARINA POINT 4 Bed, 4 Bath Beachfront home, extensive decking, 2 cabanas $695,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Interior lots start $18,000 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Casuarina Point Beach Home $230,000 Canal lots $70,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Views, near beach, rental income $265,900 Lots near beach with views $85,000 1/1 apartment, storage shed & more $275,000 Pelican Shores waterfront lot 1.3 acres elevated hilltop on the harbour, dock & seawall $895,000 Eastern Marsh Harbour lot, plans passed for 7 unit multi-family complex starting at $135,000 Commercial lot near hotel $95,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour with cottage $200,000 Murphy Town lot $20,000 Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 Ocean View Sub, Lot 4 $111,000 3 Waterfront lots, one dock starting $137,000 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $193,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $185,000 68+ acres of prime property with oceanfront access. Great for off the grid development site or private estate. $1,980,000 2 Acres $150,000, 4 Hilltop acres $300,000 1 Acre waterfront $150,000 Lots starting at $15,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $40,000 $70,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000 3/2 Homes beach access $ 175,000 Seaview Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Large building parcel $55,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Canal lot with seawall $125,000 Interior lot $30,000 Local Government Local Government Elections to be held on June 23 Three years have passed and local government elections are just days away, on June 23, and will mark eighteen years On June 23 persons in communities across Abaco, and the rest of The Baha mas, will make their case to be elected to serve the people of their respective townships. While most areas will have an elec tion, after nomination day on June 3 we learned that several communities will not go to election at all. Due to the required number of per sons, or less stepping forward on nomina tion day, the following areas will not have an election: Great Guana Cay, Man-OWar Cay, Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Ba hama Palm Shores. Only persons on the current register will be eligible to vote in the local govern ment elections. Voters will go to the same polling stations that are listed on their vot ers card. In Abaco there are seven district councils some of which are comprised of several townships. These are North Abaco, Central Abaco, South Abaco, Grand Cay, Hope Town, Moores Island and Green Turtle Cay. While Grand Cay, Moores Island and Green Turtle Cay stand alone, Hope Town is comprised of Great Guana Cay, Man-O-war and Hope Town (Elbow Cay). North Abaco District Council is made up of the largest number of townships which includes Treasure Cay, Fire Road, Blackwood, Coopers Town, Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Mount Hope, Fox Town and Crown Haven. Central Abaco District Council com prises Murphy Town, Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour and Spring City and South Abaco District Council is made up of Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shores, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point. See pages 15 & 16 for candidates and their districts. GRAND CAYRoosevelt Curry Wendell Cooper Ronald Rolle Calvin Albury Kennedy Russell Wendell Saunders Manthony McIntosh George Russell Paul Gardiner JUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY GREEN TURTLE CAYWilliam G. Curry Kenvin P. Jones Matthew L. Lowe Raymond V. Lowe Donald R. Outten Joel G. Reckley Christopher P. RobertsJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY NORTH ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILLittle Abaco Town AreaCrown Haven, Fox Town & Mount HopeCrown HavenMarcus Laing Clifford Glen Russell Juanita Russell Louisa Russell Oleta Verdell ThomasFox TownJoiclen McIntosh Leslie McIntosh Sandralee ParkerMount HopeNorwood Roy McDermott Jennifred D RolleWood Cay and Cedar Harbour Cedar HarbourGwendolyn Felicia Bain Julian Cooper Eric RussellWood CayWilton A. SaundersJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY Coopers Town Town AreaAntoinette Brianna Cooper Einer Clive Cornish Patrice Cox Garneth A. Edgecombe Yvette D. McIntosh Eulean M. Sands Gary A. SmithFire Road and Blackwood Fire RoadEric G. Collie Cathrine C. RussellBlackwoodClyde Hemish Cornish Deavalo RussellTreasure Cay Town AreaClifton David Bootle Stephanie Hield Edward F. LaRoda Gregory G. McKinney Stephen F. PEdican Noel T. St. Claude Kelphene Thurston

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Town meeting held in Sandy Point A Town Meeting was held in the J.A. Pinder Primary School at Sandy Point on South Abaco to present an end-of-term report on what had been achieved in their townships during their past three year fore the three-year term of all councillors came to an end on May 31. Following an opening prayer by Bish op Carol, Stanley White, Chairman of the Sandy Point Township and Chief Council lor for the South, gave an update on special projects in his area during the last three years. 2011: School painted, minor repairs made to dock, beach cleanups and sign put at Fire house. 2012: Beach cleanups continued and repairs made to roads in Sandy Point. corners between Sandy Point and Snake Cay, Internet provided for the new library and the opening ceremony for the Naomi Lightbourne library took p[lace. 2014: Signs placed at the entrance to Sandy Point, in front of the community/ port roundabout and major renovations to the ballpark. Israel Williams, Chairman for the Township of Crossing Rocks, stated that can only do so much with the funds we are South Abaco given." After Hurricane Sandy, lights were placed on the basketball court, beaches were cleaned, speed bumps were placed throughout the Crossing Rocks commu nity, fuel was provided at the dock and road patching from Snake Cay to Crossing Rocks continued. A major accomplishment was the dig and the acquisition of enough materials to Chairman for the Cherokee Township, John Hudson, stated that despite money donated by local government towards the completion of the Cherokee the decision was made to hold fundraisers to raise funds towards its completion.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS SunsailEfforts are being made to close the dump in Cherokee which has been a se rious problem for years and major work completion. Verges on the road into Casuarina Point were cut and funds have now been provided for repairs to the boat ramp and some back roads and quotes are being ob tained for these ongoing projects. Several other invited guests then spoke. Sgt. Darville gave the welcome news that crime in South Abaco is at a min imum. He then turned his attention to the about getting this started right away and offered to spearhead a committee towards achieving this. Jeremy Saunders of the Marine Re sources Department spoke directly to the friends who were not at the meeting. He is are left in the water. South Abaco "These must be removed at the end of the season since the traps are killing lobsters. If these traps are not removed by June 6 I will go out and destroy them or let the lobster out," he stated. He also an nounced that compressor licenses are now being renewed and also trapping licenses. Bishop Carol of Urban Renewal, which is based in North Abaco, stated that the goal of Urban Renewal is; "To impact the life of each individual resident in each community." He stated that Urban Re newal is available to help all persons going through hard times in life and that it has been very successful already in North Abaco. All persons from South Abaco are invited to contact Urban Renewal through Administrator Harris Smith if they have any needs or problems they would like as sistance with. William Krezel, Engineer with the Ministry of Works who has replaced John Schaefer, was introduced and he pledged to serve the community of South Abaco. He gave a summary of the work in prog ress and scheduled for the future for Sandy Point which includes current temporary repairs to the wooden dock and future construction of a concrete dock, cutting of roadside verges and patching of the Ernest Dean Highway to Sandy Point. However, he pointed out that all work is subject to budget cuts. Other invited guests who spoke briefly were Dianne Claridge, representing Friends of the Environment and Marques Williams, new Port Administrator. A few Sandy Point residents gave updates regarding areas of particular concern to them. Kenneth Darville, spoke on behalf of the Sandy Point Development Association, Benjamin Pinder gave an update on van dalism to the burial society building and Diana Fox, President of the Naomi Light bourne library, stated that on June 20 the library will be opened to the public. in an opening ceremony but has not been ready for use. To date six computers and a number of books have been donated and so it will be opened in time for school chil dren to be able to use it as soon as school closes. Ms. Fox is appealing to members of the community and corporate citizens to assist however they can with donations of additional books and computers of which the library is greatly in need. to questions telling the audience that this is their chance to put forward their con cerns and requests and asking them to think about what they would like to see done in their community. Concerns voiced were: -The state of the roads which are con sidered now to be past the patching stage. -Garbage spread throughout the area. It was suggested that persons need to take more pride in their surroundings and that children should be taught from an early age to dispose of garbage correctly. -Stray dogs in the area are a major concern and much of the garbage problem is blamed on them. -A doctor is urgently needed in Sandy Point -The gathering of juvenile conch. Mr. Saunders stated that laws for the taking of conch need to be looked at and a person is coming to do a survey for one week in Sandy Point in June to focus on another means of enforcing conch laws. The meeting was closed with prayer by John Hudson and refreshments fol lowed.Meeting From Page 17

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Royal Palm 2381 2 Bed 2 Bath lower fully furnished condo on Brigantine Bay with 14 wide boat slip and storage unit $249,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2433 3 Bed 3 Bath fully furnished upper level condo with boat slip and storage unit. $299,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $275,000 NEW PRICE Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Royal Palm 2337 2 Bed 2 Bath lower fully furnished marina condo with boat lift and storage unit Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed, 3 Bath furnished upper end unit marina condo with 12 and 24 boat slips and storage. $459,000 NEW LISTING Safe & Sound 3 Bed, 3 Bath new 3,500 sq.ft. funirshed CBS home with beautiful views of Galleon Bay. $495,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Services can be offered on a one time, daily or monthly basis. They are also licensed auctioneers which mean that they can bring in vehicles. They are open Tues day to Friday 10am to 4pm. XP Janitorial Services can be contact Kylies Barber Shop Kylies Barber Shop opened for business at the end of April 2014 next door to Shawnies Take-A-Way on Forest Drive. Owner, Masanetie Joseph, has been cuttinued to develop his gift even after gradu ating high school. He started out working at Boys to Men Barber Shop then rented a space at Cutting Edge Barber Shop on Shirley Street in New Providence. When he moved to Abaco, he worked at Essence Beauty SaIsland Bakery Building in Marsh harbor in recently opened his second Barber Shop. Mr. Joseph has worked in sever al arenas but stated that barbering is his convenient to more customers so he has extended his work hours. He focused on cutting and grooming short hair of boys, women and men. He offers full barber ser vices for men including shaving. He currently has two barber booths for rent and would like for persons who have strong work ethics only to apply. He runs a professional business and would like for his clients to be catered to by the best barbers Abaco has to offer. Entrepreneur From Page 14 He is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am until, and closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, he works on some Mondays if clients require his services. He Laycees Take-A-Way Laycees Take-A-Way is one of those eateries that has been getting a lot of buzz lately as they seem to have some very good food at affordable prices. Located in the Old Colina Building Suite #3 next door to Auskell Medical Center, Laycees is owned by a young entrepreneur from Eleu thera by the name of Laycee Farrington. She specializes in Bahamian and Chinese dishes with the latter being served only on Saturdays. Some of her hot sellers are the spicy curry grouper, baked garlic chicken and pork chops, and barbecue ribs. Her Chi nese cuisine consists of fried rice, combi nation fried rice, egg rolls, and kingdom ribs and wings. She also serves seafood. Dishes range from $5 to $12 for regu lar dishes and $5 to $14 for seafood dishes. She recently started serving Grio on week ends which is a hot seller as well. She also sells drinks and desserts. The desserts vary daily. On some days she may have cheese cake, pineapple cake, pineapple tart or apple tart. Delivery is also available as she presently delivers to several schools and business in the Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town areas. She plans to expand her school lunch program for the next school year. She is opened Mondays to Saturdays from 6am to 10:30pm and can be contacted Business Arts May was a month of great accom plishment for Abacos New Entry Band, particularly May 2. The bands hit song, We Want the World to Hear Our Music, was heard loud and clear when it topped Tempos Caribbean Countdown. Fans vote for their favourite vid eos, and the top 10 most requested vid eos across the Caribbean are featured in a countdown. New Entry Bands video captured the No. 1 spot, and the bands lead singer and founding member, Wilner Pierre, was ecstatic. Band members include Anderson Alcime, lead singer and percussionist; Francois Innocent, bass player; Herode Innocent, guitarist; and Joanel Petite-Dot, keyboardist. We were pretty excited about it, and it motivated us to start working on other projects as soon as possible, Pierre enough, and kept pushing our fans to vote, somehow it would have gotten there. So the next step for New Entry is completing their album, and releasing an other video-song combination of Carib bean Girl off that album. While the win was more than enough for the band members, Pierre said they plan to reward themselves and their fans in the near future. Since the groups in ception in 2006, they have operated as a family and their fans have become an ex tension of that family. On his Facebook page, Pierre pro fusely thanked all their fans and everyone who supported them in the voting process and who attend their events regularly. It really encouraged us to keep pushing and working hard towards our dreams, Pierre emphasized. It's not lim ited to just The Bahamas, but we want to take our music global. Fans can continue their support of New Entry Band through their fan page band@blogspot.com, and download music on Sound Cloud and Reverbnation. New Entrys song tops Tempos Caribbean Countdown cians.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise en-GB en-GB Island-wide Abaco Listingsen-GBAbaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576en-GB en-GBAbaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529en-GBCasuarina Pointen-GBSea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107en-GBCherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 en-GBGrand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 en-GBGreen Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 en-GBLeeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 en-GBGuana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 en-GBOcean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 en-GBHope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 en-GB Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 en-GBHope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 en-GBLubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 en-GBMan-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 en-GBMarsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 3 67-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 3 67-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 3 67-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 3 67-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 3 67-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 3 67-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 3 67-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 3 67-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 3 67-3600 Regattas 32 apts 5 77-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 3 67-4151 en-GBSandy Point Oeishas Resort 3 66-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 3 66-4119 en-GBSpanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 3 65-0083 en-GBTreasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 3 65-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 3 65-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 3 65-8801 en-GBTurtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information en-GB en-GBwww.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.comen-GB www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.comen-GBHope Town..cont en-GBere & Back.....Againen-GBEFFECTIVE: March, 2014en-GBPh: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 en-GBREGULAR FERRY SCHEDULEen-GB Marsh Harbour to Hope Townen-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBHope Town to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pmen-GB 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Man-O-Waren-GB20 minute rideen-GB7:15 / 9:00am / 11:00pm / 12:15pm en-GB 4:00pm / 5:45pmen-GBMan-O-War to Marsh Harbour en-GB8:00am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm / 5:00pmen-GBMarsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cayen-GB30 minute rideen-GB6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pmen-GBScotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbouren-GB8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pmen-GBAny stops outside the main harbour will be aen-GB minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or overen-GB will remain at regular charge.en-GBDuring the month of August through December there en-GB are some adjustments made to the schedule.en-GB You are advised to contact the oce for any changes.en-GBREGULAR FERRY FARESen-GBOne Way: $17.00en-GB Round Trip Open Return: $27.00en-GB Children 6-11: Half Priceen-GB Children 5 and under: Freeen-GB Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart fromen-GB the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. en-GB Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn.en-GB Prices subject to change without notice.en-GBAlburys Ferry Service FRIENDS is planning to break ground this summer but still needs to raise $200,000 to complete all phases of the center and is looking for any assistance that can be provided with labor, materials, ideas that will assist in making the center a reality. The Mactaggart Third Fund has graciously offered a $50,000 challenge to enable FRIENDS to complete the Abaco Research Center. The conservation group has been challenged to raise the matching $50,000 by the end of July 2014. With this support, FRIENDS will be able to complete Phase 1 of construction of the Research Center and start programming in 2015. This means more research on critical conservation topics, new spring break programs, increased summer camps and a va riety of new opportunities for students and visitors. General donations to the project can be made, or FRIENDS has a variety of naming opportunities available. The Abaco Research Center (ARC) will enable FRIENDS to enhance our existing education programs by: -Hosting local and visiting students to ongoing research. -Expanding FRIENDS existing envi ronmental summer camp programs to inschool students, and spring break camps for Bahamian and visiting students. FRIENDS held two summer camps this year in Marsh Harbour and both had waiting lists. -Building on partnerships with the Ministry of Education to create governhigh school coursework requirements. Through ARC, FRIENDS will be able to facilitate an increase in environ include: -Scientists are able to provide in formed solutions to conservation issues and provide perspective on questions about the best way to balance economic and en vironmental concerns. -Scientists will be able to support local, national and international conservation efforts through their research in Abacos eight existing National Parks and marine reserves, with additional areas under con sideration for protection. ARC will be a local demonstration site for environmental technologies and sustainable building. FRIENDS has a grant from the Glob al Environmental Facility to support instal lation of solar panels for the site. FRIENDS is seeking vendors to in ARC showroom as a way to expose them to the wider public. Please contact them if you have a product of interest and are in terested in partnering with them. FRIENDS has 501c3 tax exempt sta tus in the US, so all gifts to the Research Center will be tax deductible, as well as being matched through the Mactaggart Third Fund Challenge. For more informa tion please contact Friends of the Environ heenvironment.orgARC From Page 6 Ned Stark, a character on HBOs hit series Game of Thrones sticks out his neck to warn everyone that Winter is Coming. In Abaco its different. We are re minded by annual rolling blackouts and surges that SUMMER is coming. en Despite our upgraded electrical plant and millions paid in exorbitant bills, service remains at best unreliable for businesses, residents and visiting tourists and secondhomeowners who fuel our economy. How many more summers will Abaconians tolerate increasing bills for the same inconsistent service? en The Abaconian will attempt to keep an accurate tally of outages this summer, starting June 12. 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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals . ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals . .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals . .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals . ................................... 367-3910 Cruise Abaco Sailboat Rentals . .......................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals . .................................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals . ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars . .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals . .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals . ............................. .367-4000 U-Save Auto Rental...........................................699-3346 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... . . . . . North Abaco . . . Sandy Point . . Treasure Cay . Casaurina Point . Cherokee . . . Crossing Rocks . Green Turtle Cay . . Hope Town . . Marsh Harbour . . . Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The AbaconianBring errors & revisions to our attention Revised April 2014All phones use area code 242 unless notedTours & Excursions . .......... ....367-2936 . ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure . ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay . ........................ ....365-8749 . .................. ....365-4411 . ....................... ....365-8506 . ...... ....367-2787 . ......... ....366-0024 ............ ....376-9858The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 Charter Fishing Boats Marsh Harbour: Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Hope Town: Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Wi-Fi HotspotsGreen Turle Cay: Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Cay: Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill M-O-W Cay: Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 MARINE INSURANCE Protection On Land And Sea Work is for people who dont know how to fish! Enjoy Life, while Insurance Management works for you.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520FreeportPioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2014 Royal Defense Force Cadets receive their induction By Jennifer Hudson A team of 22 students from the Every Child Counts School participated in the Special Olympics held on the old Rob inson Road Track in Nassau on May 31. They returned victorious the following day sporting their medals. A large number of medals and ribbons were won, many of them gold and silver and most of the ath letes placed in more than one event, some in as many as four events. They were all very excited about their trip and participation and very deservedly proud of their medals. The students participated in all of the the Every Child Counts students, Savieon Dean, competed in the wheelchair race for which he was awarded a gold medal. had ever been held in the Nassau Special Olympics. Savieon described his participation in the wheelchair race as a lot of fun and he also won gold in the softball throw. Janeka Saunders was participating for the came home with four gold medals. "The athletes were all very excited and had practiced very hard during the previous three months on the old Maxwells site," stated team coach Nicole De Nardin. Above: ECC student athletes with Coach Nicole De Nardin (front row, second from left). Twenty two students competed in the Special Olympics in Nassau on May 31. Together they brought home medals including golds.Please see Olympics Page 13 Above: On June 7 twenty nine new Abaco Royal Bahamian Defense Force Rangers were installed. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security, was in attendance (front row, center) as well as the Commander of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force (Commodore Roderick Bowe, right of Min. Nottage) and other dignitaries. The Defense Force Rangers Organization was founded in 1995 as the brainchild of the late Sir Lynden Pindling. The Rangers comprise 900 active members and teach excellence and discipline to its inductees. For the story see page 6.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo On May 24, 16 year old Giovani Knowles, a student at Abaco Central High School, lost control of the car he was driv ing. The crash was fatal. With songs, skits, dance, music, po etry and prayers, the students of the high school expressed their grief at the loss of one of their class-mates. That Memorial Service held on June 4 on the grounds of Abaco Central High School. Moderated by teacher, Yasmin Glinton, the ceremony unrolled with students praying, quoting the scripture, reading poetry, interpreting music selections and paying tribute to the young man. A subdued atmosphere pervaded over the assembly; an expression of sorrow was in the faces of the students as they grieved for the sudden death of their schoolmate. A particularly touching performance was a dance performed by two brothers and a sister, Nikin, Meko and Lashante Johnson. Dressed in purple with their faces painted white, they acted the battle be tween death and life. Before the benediction by Lakee sha Gustave, the school choir interpreted an emotional rendition of Sail with me Again. To conclude the service, Principal Ricardo Ferguson offered his condolences to the family and to the school body. He spoke about his relationship with the de parted student. Students, friends, how many knew the Gio (Giovani) behind closed doors, he asked? He was a leader, those who hung with him knew. He was a young man feel the pain he said, explaining that time will eventually ease it. So, Giovani is not anymore with us in spirit. Grieve, he urged, whenever you feel like it and whenever you are. Headmaster Vincent Coakley, remi nisced about the students last visit to his respectful he had acted. A collection was held to help with the funeral. Left: two of the three siblings (Nikin, Meko and Lashante Johnson) acting during the memorial service. Their striking perfor mance symbolized the struggle between life and death. S.C. Bootle's Anchor Club paints school Press Release The Anchor Club of S. C. Bootle High School, the Dynamic Dolphins Anchor (DDA), recently undertook the muchneeded project of marking out and painting parking lanes and "no parking" zones in the schools parking lot. Please see Anchor Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Two Locations to Better Serve You! Marsh Harbour Pharmacy Mon-Sat: en-GB 8:30 6pm & en-GBSun:en-GB 9am-4pmen-GB Ph:en-GB 242-367-2544 en-GBFax: en-GB242-367-6544 Treasure Cay Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 9am 5pm Ph: 242-365-8061 Fax: 242-365-8062 Perscriptions Vitamins Supplements Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Health & Beauty Supplies Accepts all Major Insurance Plans Accepts National Prescription Drug Cards Accepts US Perscriptions Fast and reliable service! www.abacoislandpharmacy.com E-mail: abacoislanpharmacy@gmail.com Principal Huel Moss explained that the project began much to the delight of teachers who have for years anticipated such a project. School & Youth News Anchor From Page 1 "Now teachers can properly park in an orderly fashion, which facilitates an or the last project for this school year for the organization, which is a youth branch of The Pilot Club of Abaco," Moss added. "They are expected to receive their Above: Dynamic Dolphin Anchors on the job. prepares students for By Canishka Alexander Headed by Erica Hepburn, College Tour Explosion took place on May 21-23 tional. According to Hepburn, the College Explosion Coordinator, the three-day sym posium highlighted College Readiness for students in Grades 9 through 11. Overall, the symposium explored the main topics of: ACT (Why Choose ACT?); Taking the Test (ACT, SAT, AP, etc.); Financing your College Education; and Col lege Readiness. Speakers included Mr. Lamar Bunts from the ACT, who is currently Vice Preseducated students and teachers on various concepts of the ACT, so that students pre pare themselves early to meet and understand the requirements to enter academic, technical and vocational programs. While the ACT is designed to mea sure academic achievement in the areas of English, Mathematics, reading, and sci ence, the SAT measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning skills. are that both tests are used as guidelines for college admissions; academic advis ing; awarding course credit, especially in English and Math courses; and awarding scholarships. This was Phase One in a three-phase series to increase college readiness, Hepevent is to heighten student awareness of the ACT [because] the majority of students are aware of the SAT, but not the ACT. Hepburn said that forums and exhibi tions were also set up to familiarize coun selors and students of the importance of preparing for life beyond high school in advance. national, Rotary Club of Abaco and K&S Auto Rentals, she added that they were Above: Erica Hepburn, far left, with students during the College Readiness Symposium.This was Phase One in a three-phase series to increase college readiness, explained Hepburn.. able to sponsor Bunts visit to Abaco. This upcoming school year, we will burn excitedly revealed. We are prepar ing for a Pilot Project that will take place on June 10, 2014 to give students from Grade 8 and up exposure to the test and college readiness preparation. By Canishka Alexander Celebrating 20 years of existence, Agape Christian School held its 12th Commencement Exercise at Grace Gym on May 30. The 13 graduates achieved grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.2 or above, namely: Hannah Bonamy, valedicto and above GPAs Above: Hannah Bonamy, Agape Christian School 2014 Valedictorian. Please see Agape Page 5

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate rian; Leandra Rolle, salutatorian; Barry Award; Lowtadus Edgecombe; Timothy Bullard; Abigail Jones; Spencer Mernard; Godfrey Rolle Jr.; Cassidy Russell; Jaleel Simmons; and John Saunders. Equipped with the theme For ward based on Philippians 4:13, the stu dents marched triumphantly down the aisle in their gleaming white and blue regalia. Following the prayer and national anthem, Leandra Rolle, salutatorian, gave the welcome address. Students were then presented with a collection of awards ranging from Bible Memory to Physical Fitness Awards and Outstanding Students in Bahamian Schools Awards. According to Principal Cecile Albury, the Outstanding Students Award will Principal Cecile made special mention of the students participation in the Ministry of Educations Workshop called Executive Employment and Marketing for which they Also awarded were the schools top athletes, and she applauded Coach Wayde Williams for his transformation of the sports program at Agape. Additionally, Prefect Awards and Founders Awards were given and several of the students earned Character Quality Awards. Home Room Teachers Joyce Cham pagnie and Courtnee Romer were invited to give their remarks. What followed was a School & Youth News Agape From Page 4 description of and tributes to each student. Overall, the graduates were celebrated as a diverse group of students whom their teachers were privileged to speak of. Before the presentation of the Vale dictorian and Salutatorian Awards, Mr. Troy Albury explained that the awards were based on the students cumulative GPAs from Grades 10-12. During her Valedictorian Speech, Hannah recognized her peers as being intelligent and ambitious young adults as she reminisced over past experiences that brought laughter to all of them. She acknowledged the debt of gratitude owed to their parents, family, guardians and the teachers and staff of Agape Christian School. We came as children, but it is time to move to the next stage of our lives, Hana life of happiness and prosperity. After the Honour Roll and Super Hon our Roll Awards were distributed, Principal Cecile and Kathy Sawyer joined efforts to give the Administrators Address. As we celebrate with these 13 stu dents, we are here because of the dedica tion of many people, Principal Cecile said. My heart is full She said she cried for the graduates accomplishments and for their future and for two of the graduates (Cassidy and Please see Agape Page 6 Above: Agape Christian Schools 13 graduates of 2014. All graduates walked with a 3.2 GPA or above. The graduates were: Hannah Timothy Bullard; Abigail Jones; Spencer Mernard; DeAndrea McIntosh; Gregory Munroe Jr.; Godfrey Rolle Jr.; Cassidy Russell; Jaleel Simmons; and John Saunders.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS School & Youth News Agape From Page 5 John) who had lost their mothers. Look forward, walk with Christ and let Him guide you. Dont leave God out of your plans. Mrs. Sawyer likened the graduates to eagles mounted up with wings who soared in their academics, athletics and character. She said the graduates set an example for the schools other students to follow because they were taught the importance of following God while attending Agape. Godfrey Rolle, father of Godfrey Rolle Jr., was honoured by Mr. Albury for his involvement with the basketball pro gram and other parents were encouraged to become more involved because children are our greatest resources. Finally, Pastor Deion Gibson, guest speaker, began his remarks by telling students that they have overcome many things. Still, he said that no matter what their achievements are only what is done for Christ will last. Two aspects of moving forward forgetting the things that are behind; and the second aspect is pressing. Give it your all and exert all of your energy to achieve it, he said of their theme. We are only pilgrims in the earth, charts the future and vigilance protects it, so never give up on what was instilled in you. The presentation of diplomas, a dedi cation in song and presentation of appreci ation gifts to parents were additional high lights of the graduation ceremony. Above: Barry Bostwick Jr. who earned the First Place in Class of 2014 Award. By Mirella Santillo Under the patronage of the Honourable Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security, and of Commodore Roderick Bowe, Commander of the Roy al Bahamian Defense Force, twenty nine Abaco rangers were awarded their graduemony. Also in attendance were local dignitaries including: Administrator Preston Cunningham, Administrator William Cur ry, District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black, and the Director of the son, The large patio of the Government Complex was the venue for the event which took place during the morning of Saturday, June 7. Shortly after 10am, the Defense Force Band accompanied a marching formation of approximately sixty rangers who marched towards the dignitaries tent, preThey stood to attention as the Minis ter of National Security and the other of ceremony moderated by Ranger Tarnisha Charlton. Following a rendering of the National Anthem by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band and the invocation by tosh, Minister Nottage inspected the ranks. He then addressed the assembly. the young individuals being installed as members of the Defense Force Rangers Organization. We must be proud of their ac complishment as they have demonstrated through their commitment to this program that they are willing to be models of excellence within their homes, their schools and their communities he said, reminding them of the commitment they had under taken when becoming a ranger. He gave a brief history of the institu tion, which he said, has been around for decades, since it became a reality in 1995 after being conceived in the mind of the late, great Sir Lynden Pindling. He ex plained that Sir Pindling believed that Na tional Service was the key to solve young mens problems as well as crime problems and eventually unemployment problems, quoting the late Prime Ministers address at the PLP 39th National Convention on November 4, 1994. Minister Nottage compared the Rang ers Program as a continuing education program teaching manners, responsibility, caring and discipline, at the same time af fording the members means and opportunity to obtain respect. The Rangers comprise 900 active members belonging to thirty three schools from New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco, he mentioned. He expressed his gratitude to the par ents who supported the program and com mended the instructors who mentored the young people. He informed the rangers that they were now the ambassadors of the program. As the organizations most recent inductees, you are expected to epitomize excellence, demonstrate discipline, offer committed service and display moral cour age at all times. He concluded with a quote by Wil liam Arthur Ward: Study while others are sleeping; while others are playing and dream while others are wishing. The Ministers address was followed by a drill display by twenty rangers. A full Most Improved award from Min. Nottage and Commodore Bowe. Demetrius also Award. Above: Jessie Forbes was awarded the Rangers Director Award. Pictured here with Minister of National Security Not tage (left) and Commander of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force Roderick Bowe (right). Above: Rangers displaying the colours. As the organizations most recent inductees, you are expected to epitomize excellence, demonstrate discipline, offer committed service and display moral courage at all times, Minister Nottage told them. Please see Rangers Page 7

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News contingent of cadets then marched on, retreating to the opposite side of the court before the distribution of the awards. The inductees then marched forward waiting for their names to be called. Nineteen cadets from Abaco Central High School and ten cadets from S C Boo tle High School were then called one by one. They left their formation to march to wards Minister Nottage who handed them They each saluted before posing for a photograph. Moreover, four cadets were awarded trophies for special achievements. Cadesha Nottage from Abaco Central High School received the Minister of Na tional Security Award. The Commander of Defense Force Award was received by Kaitlyn Russell from SC Bootle High School. The Rangers Director Award went to Jessie Forbes from ACH and the Most Gerline Belot, Kiara Tilus, Dachera Petitthe Academic Achievement Award. Administrator William Curry from also from Green Turtle Cay and advisor from SC Bootle, Tishka Johnson, received acknowledgment plaques for their contri bution to the program. The Director of Ranger Program, Sub-Lieutenant Delvonne Duncombe, pro nounced the vote of thanks. Commodore Roderick Bowe, who has been in the Defense Force for thirty two years, took his position four and a half years ago. He said that he saw the neces sity for such a program in order to ensure a positive future for young children. The Director of Ranger Program and two instructors sailed to Marsh Harbour from Nassau under the command of Lt Rangers From Page 6 Commander Raymond King on the HMBS The coordination of the program for the three islands was under the supervision posted on Abaco for the next two months. Above: Kaitlyn Russell received the The Commander of Defense Force Award from Min. Nottage and Commodore Bowe. Above: Cadesha Nottage from Abaco Cen tral High School received the Minister of National Security Award. By Jennifer Hudson Twenty very excited little dancers, aged from 3 to 12 years, performed to a delighted audience of parents, grandpar ents, extended family and friends at the New Vision Ministries on May 31. This show, entitled Glitz and Glam, was Cre ative Studio Boutique's second annual dance recital and once again program di rector, Stacey Adderley, had worked her magic in transforming one of the rooms sphere of 'glitz and glam.' First on stage were the youngest per formers the 'Dancin Darlins' performing to the song 'Baby,Baby' and looking abso lutely adorable in their fuchsia pink sparkly tutus which they were obviously proud to be wearing. Later the same little group of four performed another routine this time hugging teddy bears. They were absolutely adorable. The 5 to 6-year-old 'Little Balleri nas', 7 to 8-year-old 'Dancin Divas' and 10 to 12-year-old 'Show Stoppers' were all showcased the children's ballet skills with the 'Dancin Divas' adding some gymnas tic poses in their dance performed to 'The Power of Love'. each group performed again to show their tap dancing skills. While the younger per formers made a valiant effort, showing off what they had learnt, the older students were understandably more advanced and able to demonstrate more of the heel and toe tap dancing skills. At the close of the program all perthen were joined by their director, Ms. Adderley, who was visibly proud of all her little performers and who gave a vote of thanks to the audience and all of the par ents and volunteers who had helped make this recital a memorable one for this performance was the result of a years dedication and hard work from not only the students but also the parents who were all obviously extremely proud of their little performers. fying to see these young children partici pating in this delightful art form. "We are all born creative but if we neglect to develop and strengthen these skills our creativity becomes inhibited." She states that; "Creative Studio Boutique believes in capturing a child at any age and introduc ing them to the art world through various channels and mechanisms. By assisting and encouraging a child's creativity you set the stage for endless opportunities for that child's imagination." Creative Studio Boutique is located above Home Fabrics in Suite 8 and will be offering a weekly Summer Art Camp between June 30 and August 1. More information may be obtained from creativestu dioabaco@gmail.com. Above: all the dancers with their director: Stacey Adderley.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Student of the Year Awards Abaco students win scholarships By Candace Key Six Grade 6 students from Abaco schools won a total of $12,000 in high school scholarship money at the Ba hamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation's annual awards ceremony in Nassau recently. Every pri mary school in the Bahamas is invited to enter their top Grade 6 student in this competition each year. Students must not only excel in grade point average but leadership, church activities, com munity service, sports and extracur ricular activities as well. Their activities and required es says, from Grade 3 through 6, are chronicled in a portfolio that is present ed to the selection committee in early February. This panel of professors, cials pours through the approximately 120 portfolios and makes decisions on winners for the awards ceremony held in May. Portfolios can be up to 50 pages and these talented students easily achieve this amount of pages reporting on their activities which must all be This foundation has been award ing scholarships for the past 17 years and it is an exciting weekend for candi dates who are constantly told over and over throughout the weekend that they are all winners. This uplifting weekend began on Friday night where students, parents and Principals attend the for mal medal ceremony in the Govern ment House ballroom. The Governor General placed a medal around the neck of each student as they bow before him to receive this honour. Saturday was a fun day of bowl ing so that the students can meet the other honourees and relax before the ceremony Saturday night. All entered students receive a beautiful trophy at the beginning of the Saturday night program. The awards ceremony features former winners helping committee Above: Brittany Weatherford from Man-O-War School Above: Ashley Newell from Angels Academy won a Above: Rayvyn McKinney, from Amy Roberts School in with the Governor General, Sir Arthur Foulkes. Please see Awards Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Its been a year since you passed away, the way I miss you is dierent now. I hope you know how much you meant to us. I still think about you everyday. I just love and miss you in my own SPECIAL way. January 1st, 1958 to June 21st, 2013 Elvis L. RobertsIn Loving MemoryLove always, Ann Ellis StuartTheres a special kind of feeling, When I think about you Dad, Its a pleasure to remember, All the happy times weve had, Theres a special kind of caring, That is meant for you alone, Theres a place somewhere within my heart, That only you can own.to Love your children : Carl, Canishka, Julian, Tevin, Taye; and Grandchildren: Connor, Shaleon, CJ, Xatia, Camani and Carlaia. Student of the Year Awards members and scholarship donators an nounce and present trophies to the apstudents and their audience try hard to sit still and hope they hear their name announced as a winner. This year 6 fortunate Abaco students heard their names called and came forward to re ceive another trophy and their prize money. Kenedee Romer from Agape School won a $1,000 scholarship, Ma lia Sweeting from St. Francis de Sales Awards From Page 8 won a $1,500 scholarship as did Ash ley Newell from Angel's Academy. Rayvyn McKinney who hails from Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle Cay won a $2,000 scholarship. nounced: Brittany Weatherford from Man-O-War School was the 5th place The top Abaco winner was Bessie Lowe of Hope Town Primary, who was chosen as the 2nd Runner up and was presented a $3,000 scholarship and a laptop computer. Hope Town Primary has produced the most top winners in this competi tion of any school in the Bahamas. Two Hope Town Primary students have won the top title, James Boyce and Anna Albury, and Albury Higgs was a second runner up. All of this school's entrants have won scholar Dr. Ricardo Deveaux, CEO and President of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, states that this competition is much more than just who has the top grades since 85% of entrants have at student competition. Once a student has been entered as a candidate they become a part of this "family" and the Foundation follows their progress through high school and college. Each year former winners and entrants are featured in the catalogue along with what they are accomplish ing. Above: Malia Sweeting from St. Francis de Sales won a scholarship. Above: Bessie Lowe of Hope Town Primary, who was scholarship and a laptop computer. Left to right: Mer cedes Lowe, Bessie Lowe, Mrs. Candace Key and Dr. Ri cardo Deveaux, President and CEO of Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation 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 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Sports Perry Cooke InterBy Timothy Roberts Forest Heights Academy and Agape Christian School walked away with con secutive wins in the high-school and primary divisions of the 12th Annual Perry in Hope Town. Children from four years-old and up competed in a series of races between schools and in different strokes for the gold. Hope Town Primary School, ManO-War All Age School, Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy, and Angels Academy all competed in backstroke, Agape Christian Schools relay team in the primary division set a blistering pace winning convincingly, Forest Heights place in relays by a large margin. With the overall performance of all swimmers Agape Christian School took division and Forest Heights Academy took the top spot for high school. Awards were presented for individual performances and to the schools with the highest points. The swim meet is held in memory of Mr. Perry Cooke, a promoter of the event that started about 25 years ago. Excitement around the sport of swim ming continued following the swim meet with a number of the swimmers remaining in Hope Town to qualify for the upcoming RBC National Swimming Championship held in Nassau in June. The list of results was not available at press time and will be printed in the next issue of The Abaconian Above: Swimmers about to make a splash during the Perry Cooke Swim Meet. Above: some medalists from the Swim Meet on May 30. place over all in the primary school division and Forest Heights Academy took the top spot for high school. .CONGRATULATIONS .GRADUATION .THANK YOU .IN MEMORY .BIRTHDAY .ANNIVERSARY .FUND RAISER .TEACHERS APPRECIATION .ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING & BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Happy BirthdayIf you see this handsome young man, August 8th, Please wish him a HAPPY 70thBIRTHDAY 2014 CLASS OFTHE NAME OF THE SCHOOL JANE SMITH JUNE 24TH, 2014 WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOUCONGRATULATION Jborn 01.10.16 at 1.52am 6lbs 2oz / 19in Jaden Daniel Smithto the proud parents John & Mary Smith Ask us about our Special Rates for your personal ad. Share your Special Moments Memories & Wishes John S. Smith ~Gone But Not Forgotten~ 1931-2012For A Wonderful Husband, Father and PapaLove knows no boundaries.... whether earthly or in his presences. Still loving and missing you as much today as one year ago. When weve there ten thousand years bright shinning as the sun Weve no less days to sing Gods praise then when weve rst begon. ~Were Dreaming Of e Day When Were Finally ere With You.~ Ph: 242-367-3200 E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com 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 $105 One Spot Color $120 Full Color Ad Sizes & Rates:

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Sports By Canishka Alexander Exciting softball games continue at the Murphy Town Ball Field every week end, and the ending of May was no excep tion. On May 30, the Creters Bulldogs showed off its national championship sta tus in a game against the DNR Sluggers. DNR was no match for the Bulldogs, who swept the game 13 to 1. The Hope Town Wreckers did not go easy on the Simple Solution Sharks in their game either. They beat the Sharks 9 to 2. The following night May 31 the Above: Oscar "Togo" Rolle, Hope Town Wreckers Pitcher, pitching to a Simple Solu tions Sharks player in their game on May 30. The Wreckers beat the Sharks 9-2. Softball action heats up Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz doubled their threat in the womens game against the Golden Harvest Major Pain. Marie Bethel, Dollz pitcher, led her team to a win with 14 runs while the Major Pains accumulated half the amount with seven runs. Sharks and DNR, but the upper hand was given to the Sharks, who scored one extra run to settle the score at 6-5. Joshua Rolle was the winning pitcher. On June 5, the Dollz returned to the a lasting reminder that they plan to stay at the top. The Dollz scored 18 runs, and the Major Pains: four runs. The Bulldogs came out in similar fashion to demolish the Wreckers: 8 to 0. Games were rescheduled for June 7 because of heavy rains accompanied by the Bulldogs faced DNR beating them 14 roll for the night as they played against the Sharks in Game Two of the night. Sharks secured no runs while the Bulldogs domi nated with 10 runs. Earlier this month, ASA President Haziel McDonald and ASA Vice President Mark Douglas met to address a number of concerns. They reminded teams that they had been given a payment deadline for corporate sponsorship and team player fees on April 25. Teams that did not meet the dead line were not allowed to be a part of the softball game, which led to some friction exceptions would be made in fairness to the teams that registered on time, and were games for the season. While no other teams are eligible to join the 2014 fast pitch season which of come to join teams that are already a part of the league. Womens teams are: Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz and Golden Harvest Major Pain. The mens teams are: Hope Town Wreckers, DNR Sluggers, Simple Solution Sharks and Creters Bull dogs. Both McDonald and Douglas were grateful to all corporate sponsors and fans who attend games each weekend. Live en tertainment is provided along with grilled food and drinks and giveaways. An All Abaco Softball Tournament is scheduled for June 20-21 and is open to all Bahamas softball teams. Above: Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz Pitcher Tracey Reckley pitching to a Golden Harvest major Pain player.

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 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 The students with their chaperones, which included two Social Work students from Ryerson University Canada, stayed at the Melia Hotel on Cable Beach which they all enjoyed greatly. The athletes especially enjoyed riding up and down the escalators which was a new experience for them and they could not get enough of the pool. This was the dents," said Ms. De Nardin. SportsOlympics From Page 1 Serving a Variety of Fine Cuisine Bahamian American International In a Charming Island Atmosphere to secure basketball reputationBy Mirella Santillo Having secured the immediate future of some of his senior players, Coach Ad derley of the Agape Christian School Eagles is now concentrating on a new wave of players. Coach traveled on June 5 with twenty eighth Annual Hoytes (Helping Our Youth Through Education and Sports) Tourna ment which was held the weekend of June 6-8. He entered players from grade 7 to 10, in three age categories: under twelve, under fourteen and sixteen and under. The tournament, hosted by Coach Gladstone Moon McPhee, was to be an interesting challenge as 34 teams were expected: 18 teams from Grand Bahama, three teams from Bimini, eight from Abaco and seven from New Providence. best junior players to Panama during the Summer, Coach Adderley accepted the position of Assistant Coach for the National Team. One of those players, Davante Mox Lunsworth Lightbourn and Omar Mcken zie will also most likely become part of the National Team in the under 15 category. The four players are among the twelve best players in the country in their age group, not a small feat for such a small school as Agape Christian School. By Mirella Santillo Adderley is offering a weeklong basket ball camp that will be held at Grace Gym nasium, on the Agape Christian School Campus from June 30 to July 4. During that week, boys and girls aged 7 to 17 will be able to learn or improve basketball tactics that will bring them to wards competition status. Coach Adderley has not only enrolled the help of his Assistant Coach, Mr. Godfrey Rolle Sr. but has also secured the as sistance of referee Sharon Stone as well as that of CR Walker Coach, Trevor Grant Mr. Kyle Lindstead of Sunrise Christian Academy. Call 458 7014 or email coachadder ley@gmail.com to register. The cost of the camp is $75.00 for the week. Four students receive basketball scholarships to the USBy Mirella Santillo The coach of the Agape Eagles, Mr. Wayde Adderley, proudly announced that four of his players who graduated on May 30 had received offers of scholarships. Godfrey Rolle Jr., who has been training with Coach Adderley for the past tian School in Kansas. According to Coach Adderley, the recruiters of Sunrise Christian School had noticed Godfrey Rolle at the Hugh Campbell Tournament in Nassau last February and had actively pursued the student to enroll him in their school. Sunrise Academy holds the sixteenth place among the United States high schools. John Saunders, Gregory Monroe and Tadeus Edgecombe will attend St Lou is Christian Academy in Missouri, also scholarship recipients. The fact that those students are not only achievers in sports but also in aca demicsall boasting a 3.0 and above GPAwas also a great help in determining a brilliant future. Coach Adderley, who recently read justed his goals as far as training students, admitted that now winning is not his sole vision, but rather developing strong ath letes who will automatically perform well because of their intense training. He explained that his players work very hard on a nearly daily basis, train ing all year around. He invested in weight equipment that the players use before going on the court. losing, he explained, but about producing good, young men. Since he came to Agape Christian of coach, close to ten of his students were offered scholarships. Some did not take them, but one of his greatest rewards, he said, was to follow the achievement of Jaron Cornish, a former top student and ball player who is presently studying in Hialeah, Florida, at Champagnat Catholic School. He continues on track, excelling at his studies and playing such great basketball as being recruited by two divisions schools. Coach Adderley also has great hopes in the four students leaving Abaco this year towards a brand new future. who received a scholarship because of his academic achievements will attend Noble Academy in Nassau. By Canishka Alexander The Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) held its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction on May 3 at Treasure Cay Golf Club. Although eight golfers from Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay communities participated in the event, Rachael Johnson, CCC secretary, said that there were not as many participants as they had hoped for. Each year there are at least 15 golfers involved. She added: We also didn't do very well in the auction; we actually still have the items and we are extending the auction online on our Facebook page for persons who weren't able to attend. Nevertheless, Johnson said that the Centre is always accepting donations, so persons wanting to donate can still do so. The funds raised from our two fundraisers (the walk-a-thon and golf tourna ment) go directly to helping persons who cannot pay for the counselling service, and also our operating expenses, she ex plained. Above: Participants in the Christian Counselling Centre Treasure Cay Golf Tournament. The funds raised go towards helping persons who cannot pay for their counselling service at the Centre. Please see Golf Page 14

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WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & SERVICES>Oil Changes >Tire Repair >Breaks >AC Service >Muer Repair >Electrical >Tune-ups >Routine Service >Driveability >Check Engine Light >Vehicle Inspection >Suspension & >Wheel Bearing Press Steering >Car Wash South Side Rd Murphy Town Anthony (General) (242) 367-6001 or (242) 646-9734 email: abacarautomotive@gmail.com Johnson ended by thanking all busi ness owners who sponsored this years event: Maxwell's Supermarket, Abaco Groceries, John Bull, Abaco Gold, Abaco asis Restaurant, Brass & Leather and Albury's Ferry. To make your donation, contact the Christian Counselling Centre at: 367-6215.Golf From Page 13 By Canishka Alexander The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) 5th Graduation Ceremony was held on June 5 at Mangoes Restaurant. This year, there were 12 gradu ates: Charles Bethel as top student; Jerome Coakley; Renard Sawyer; DShane Knowles; Andrew Bootle; Antonio Roland; Davonte Scott; Makayle Jones-Stu art; Jaleel Johnson; Kerry Fleuridor; Tony Knowles; and Keivaugh Lakeman. The students represented Forest Heights Acad emy; Long Bay; Cyber Learning Centre; and S.C. Bootle High School. The graduation ceremony was opened tor, and complimented by the singing of the National Anthem by Akeem Adderley. Cadet DShane Knowles gave the welcome address before Anthony Hanna, BMCC in structor, addressed the audience. He spoke to the cadets on the key points of determi nation. Marques Williams, Abacos Port Administrator, was the keynote speaker. He illustrated how the shipment of goods and communication has changed the world left to right: Anthony Hanna, BMCC instructor, along with students, and on far right, Marques Williams, Port Administrator, who was Sports School & Youth News being ability to change, to adapt and to evolve. Things change or evolve constantly; we must be able to adapt to the changes. The maritime industry is no different, he said. At this very moment there are 20 million containers moving across the world. There are about 1.5 million seafar We must evolve to better ourselves. As you leave this place ready to embark on your future endeavors in this industry that changes with the tides, embrace change. Explore our global village and challenge those that oppose change. Ride the waves of success to your amazing future. Toward the end of the ceremony, ca dets were presented with awards and their Glender Knowles, BMCC Coordinator, gave closing remarks. Assisted in Miller, Leroy Whylly, Anthony Hanna, and Torrey Forbes, Knowles shared that they had experienced yet another success ful year with the BMCC program. She was delighted that so many par ents were sensitized on how big the mari time industry is, and the opportunities available to their children. The Bahamas currently has the fourth largest ship registry in the world, so students graduated with the knowledge of the vast amount of opportunities avail able for them to pursue, she explained. time Authority, and the Bahamas government for their continued support and for continuing to sponsor a wonderful program like this. Additionally, students going into Grade 7 and 8 for the 2014-2015 school year have the opportunity to sign up for the Maritime Summer Camp, which will be held from June 30 to July 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS). The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and Lowell J Mortimer Academy. Knowles said that because so much competition exists in the maritime indus try, they want Bahamian students to be in troduced to maritime early on, so that they too are more competitive. NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE BOATS AND MARINE Get ResultsAdvertise with a Classified 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:242-4581729 or mintcoine@gmail.com 15 Whaler 2010 75 hp Mercury Engine low hours. Excellent condition asking $7,900. Call 357 6687 16 Dolphin Flats boat, with poling platform, 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 When you place a classied ad in The Abaconian it will also be placed on our website for FREE for the same time period. 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Drop resume at Bar Blvd, next to Kidney Centre. 367-0500 Do You Need A Property Manager or Rental Agent? 50+ years total experience. Call 3673529 or email info@AbacoVacationPlanner. com for more information. US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: Tax Return Preparation & Consulting, Quick books and Business Accounting. Florida Con tact: Scott Williams, CPA at 954-419-1000 Scott@JDGilbert.com and www.jdgilbert.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats Boulders for Sale. All different sizes. For more information call: 367-2833 or 458-2808 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS 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 Bahama Coral Island, Hill-top with 80 ft well, Lot 17 section B subdivision 3; 12,100 sq ft with approved plans (1900 sq ft). $27, 000. 458-5807 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 Scotland 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 Bahama Coral Island, 3 bed, 2 bath house, partially furnished, washer/dryer, 10 min wald to beach. $1,800. First, last & security. Call 242-551-7522 or 458-5115 Central Pines, Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath rental. Alarm system & central A/C. Unfurnished $1000 Furnished $1,200. 699-2228 or 4269841/2 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 2 bed 2 bath house A/C, washer/dryer, generator, water included, spectacular sea views! Conveniently located, $1600. Call 367-3472 Marsh Harbour Located close to Abaco Beach Resort and Little Orchard, 3 bed, 3 4th Long term lease. 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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WEST PALM BCH FL Permit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested VOLUME 22 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2014 PM and delegation tour new terminal One day after the soft opening of the Leonard Thompson International, the Prime Minster along with other Members of Cabinet visited have done an excellent job in doing so. Above: Foreground left to right Min. of Transport & Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin, Prime Minister Perry Christie, Architect Donald Page 2 for the story. Chief Justice holds court on Abaco PM says Abaco poised for 1,000 new jobs During the Budget Communication in the House of Assembly in May the Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie, stated that Abaco is poised to see some 1000 new job opportunities arrive over the next several years. He said that Bakers Bay high end residential resort, golf club and marina serves as a model of success in the Fami ly Islands for ultra-luxury property owners and visitors. He noted that Bakers em ploys just under 650 persons in construc tion and operations and they continue to grow. He added also that some 30 Baha steady employment. Mr. Christie said there has also been a positive development which augurs well for the purchase, expansion and opera tion of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Members of the Club have joined with the experienced and successful Southworth Development Company to acquire the as set. There is now a signed Letter of In tent with a sixty day exclusive period to ment, with closing scheduled for this sum mer, upon completion of a new Heads of Please see Jobs Page 6 Whats Inside A7 A10 B11 A15 B14 B8 Whats Happening

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, led a delegation of cabinet terminal on Wednesday, May 25 to view what he called a major accomplishment for the people of Abaco. Mr. Christie expressed gratitude to all who participated in project, including the former Ingraham Administration. Let here in this building and seeing this edi It has been, not without controversy and Central & All Abaco Hanna-Martin, Min. Davis and PM Christie review numbers related to the airport proj ect. the building. Im so happy that those who have come here to make it habitable and functional, have done an excellent job in doing so. He said he was "particularly pleased" that the representative for Central and South Abaco, Edison Key, joined the del egation. Mr. Edison Key has played a part in Abaco and all the buildings of these airports and air terminals, so I am espe cially pleased that he has joined us, he said. I know that this a pleasant day for him, moving forward because he has been time. I wish to congratulate him. I wish to acknowledge the role the former govern ment played in bringing this about and to indicate that on the journey to this point, that many hands have been to the wheel. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development, Philip Davis, said the completion of the terminal was the result of "great teamwork." Mr. Davis thanked the travelling public and tourists for their patience while the ter minal was being constructed. This year, the investment by Public Works was in the tune of some $38 million to get this to where this is today, he said. I would like to thank the team at the Ministry of Works, led by Permanent Secretary, Mr. Collin Higgs, Director of Public Works, Mr. John Canton, Deputy Director, Mr. Caldwell Pratt, who assiduously moved to met international standards. Thanking all persons involved in bringing the airport to fruition was Min ister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Gle nys Hanna-Martin. Workers have put in tremendous ef fort to make this happen. This is an impor tant day because we made a commitment to make this happen. We have worked diligently to make this happen and this is Please see LTIA Page 5

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 FURNITURE PLUS just the beginning because we are looking at airports nation-wide, said Mrs. HannaMartin. This is how you jump start local economies in our communities and Abaco is such an important economy in our com munity. Minister of Tourism, Obie Wilch combe, was also present for the viewing of the new terminal. He said that the terminal would further boost the tourism industry. This is a new phase in our growth and development and as the Prime Minis ter pointed out in his budget speech today, LTIA From Page 2 Central & All Abaco we are in economic revival and we are in a revolutionary age where we see new growth and development throughout The Bahamas. It is not just New Providence or Grand Bahama but also Abaco, which is fundamental in our development. So this is a major stride for the countrys tourism industry. Chief Project Architect of the termi nal, Mr. Donald Dean, said that the style of the airport is "typical" Abaco architec ture with hardy planks and coral stones combined with traditional materials. He said that attention was also paid to the link between the airport and the environment in the use of materials. In another historic moment for Ab aco, Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett visited Marsh Harbour to hear a Supreme Court matter at the upper court at the Gov ernment Complex on June 4. The matter he was hearing was re lated to the Quieting Titles Act. He said because the majority of the people involved were located in Abaco it seemed to be bet ter, rather than to put on them the cost of travelling to New Providence to do it, they could just travel here to Marsh Harbour and well have the matter right here. He said it is not unusual for the court to sit outside of New Providence and Grand Bahama, especially when it concerns quiet ing property. The Judges would go to the family islands, take evidence from persons and more importantly visit the land, inspect the land, see the land to ensure that anyone affected by the decision is aware of the ac tion and has an opportunity to be heard, he said. He said he would likely visit the prop erty and then canvass with the lawyers be hearing on the matter. Chief Justice holds court in Abaco

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com 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 Agreement with the Government, he said. This project will also create additional construction and permanent jobs. Mr. Christie said that with the open ing of the new airport terminal at Marsh Harbour and the construction of the new port in northern Abaco, the Abacos with expanding resort plans, large second home and boating sectors, and enterprising lo cal businesses and entrepreneurs, are well poised to become one of the leading resort destinations in The Bahamas, with the real potential to create some 1,000 new job op portunities over the next several years. Central & All Abaco Jobs From Page 1 The board of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation (BMC) met in Abaco for the of what is happening on the island. Senator Alex Storr, Chairman of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation, said that the BMC Board thought that it was pru dent to meet in Abaco to see the conditions can use the corporations resources to af fect change in Abaco in terms of the needs of housing. We thought it was best to come to Abaco and see for ourselves then decide on what is the way forward for Abaco in the future. He said that Abaco is in the higher margin area for arrears on mortgages. We dont know the particular reason for that so we want to see if there is something we can do as a corporation to help bring these persons in line or if there are programs or actions we can to take in order to make the clients regular. He said that owning a home is a com mitment and you have to take your respon sibility serious. He added that while BMC is here if there are any new applicants they will also look at them as well as assessing Bahamas Mortgage Corporation holds board meeting in Abaco if there is any need for additional housing. He said that if there is need for more housing Spring City has room for growth and we will look to see what we can do or recommend to the Department of Hous ing. Member of Parliament for North Ab aco and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry thanked the BMC for coming to Abaco and shared his concern of one of the greater crisis in the country today, which he said is the mortgage crisis. I have come into contact with many who are about to lose their homes, he said. We are hopeful that we can work together with the mortgage corporation to see how we can help those individuals and bring relief to my constituents. ARC to provide base for science on Abaco Friends of the Environment is taking on a new challenge: building a research and environmental education center for the peo ple of Abaco. The Abaco Research Center is the culmination of 25 years of grassroots conservation work and 10 years of partner ship with schools and teachers through our education program. The six bedroom facil ity will have a kitchen, dining space, wet and dry labs, covered outdoor workspace and a classroom. It will provide FRIENDS with the ability to house visiting researchers, host schools and involve students from around The Bahamas and around the world in the conservation of Abacos environment. This community by linking Abaconians with sci ence and supporting high school students in science classes and career prep. Please see ARC Page 22

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 North Abaco The Government of The Bahamas has the responsibly to protect and manage the Bahamian people. They must enact poli long term. Many of those persons living their livelihood came together in a com munity forum to address those policies and In particular they noted that proce dures and regulations regarding the use of air compressors need to be revisited. On Monday, May 26, at 6:00 pm a open community meeting to seek answers from Leon Pinder, Assistant Superinten dent for the Department of Fisheries at the St. Chads Community Hall in Fox Town. Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Com munity Center (URCHCC) manager, Bish op Ken Carroll, and North Abaco Local Government representative, Chairman Mr. Leslie McIntosh, hosted the meeting to fa cilitate discussion for those persons who felt they were deprived of their incomes. invited and were expected to be there, but due to other commitments were not able to attend. Mr. Pinder, Assistant Superinten dent at the Department of Fisheries, was informed about the meeting earlier and to meet with him to address their concerns. He called in during meeting to offer his excuse and apologized that he would not be able to make the meeting. Though many were disappointed that he was not able to attend, the meeting continued as planned. The meeting was successful. UR CHCC recording clerk, Ms. Ellamae Rus sell, took the minutes and made notes of Many said the government should be more avenues of resources for them during the ing that there are many bills that require to be paid, and, not having the funds to pay them, there are consequences they would have to face. During the closed season, they get various buyers. Through the four months their only source of income. However, the water is very deep, and they cant reach those supplies as easily as they would ment could be lenient on them in regards to compressor regulations. They asked for permission to use their compressors within those four months, April 1 July 20, that continue providing sea food to distribute. years and said he has much respect for the laws of the land. "We in the North suffer each year and, basically, its becoming harder and harder for us to get grouper or conch be cause of the depth of the sea and free div ing will not allow us to go as deep as we need too without the use of the air com pressor, Mr. Parker said. He continued, saying that a permit for compressor use would be greatly appreci ment. Mr. Parker was followed by George McIntosh and Catechist Christopher Rus sell who complained that sometimes the situation goes to the extreme with authori men have to buy back their our own equip ment during the open season, further hurt ing their livelihoods. Mr. Russell asked, "Why would government do such thing to Fishermen who attended the meeting Fishermen decry compressor regulations Please see Regulations Page 11

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 From the Editor's (Candlelit) Desk // Abaco: The Strobe Light 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? Community Calendar Band Thank goodness for gener ators. If it werent for a gener ator right now, as Im typing, this issue of The Abaconian would be much delayed. With so many power outages its easy to forget that Abaco is supposed to be one of the top powerhouses of the Bahami an economy. With so many lights you would think Abaco a giant strobe light pulsing to With as bad as the power is sometimes we might as well How many lost hours sweaty, disgusted tourists have It would be understandable if BEC was cheap. Its not. The average BEC bill is not merely expensive. It is crip pling. Its crippling to the family budgeting to feed their chil dren. How can they budget when each month, no matter how much they conserve, their fuel surcharge is both random Its crippling to the busi ness trying to provide con sistent service. How can they guarantee deadlines and be competitive when BEC drags Bahamian businesses down Its crippling to the resorts, guides, taxis, car rentals, res taurants and every business touched by tourism. How can they win back all the visitors, many of whom this is an EX PENSIVE vacation of a life time, who are disgusted that they cant even shower after a salty day in the boat or see their dinner. This is a big issue. It will continue to hold us back in many ways. We know there is not one single solution, but certainly there are steps that can be taken and ways to keep the public informed on prog Government and Union need to stop playing political checkers that harm us and take bread out of our childrens mouths. Management needs to do a better job of keeping us in formed. And we need to be more vocal and demand, at the very least, the service that we pay so very much for.

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Water you doing? Dear Editor, The water pressure has been absolutely terrible lately! Kind regards, A Water Enthusiast. Airport Screenings are too Invasive I would like to join the others that have complained about the aw ful screening practices at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. My daughter and son-in-law left today after a weeks visit. My daughter was selected for a special screen ing. One of the screeners told me in a discussion after the incident that my daughter was asked if she want ed to be searched out in public or in private. My daughter agreed to have it done in public, but the look on her and her husband showed that she didnt realize how invasive they would be. Two weeks ago on a trip to the US, I was subjected to the search also. Tooooo invasive! The fact that it was done by a screener of the same sex does not make it ok. Now, if something had been found on my person as I went through the metal detector or the scan showed something illegal in my bag, then I would deserve such a screening. In my conversation with the screener after my daughter went through, she said we are only doing what we were trained to do. As this is the case, then I agree the screen ers are only doing their job. Then I say: someone needs to straighten out the system. I have been searched a couple times in the US, I have NEVER been put through what I went through Letters to the Editor Marsh Harbour is a Dusty Quarry Dear Editor, I now think that it may be time to submit another short letter, at the risk of being too long and in appropriate. I guess you or the lo cal yokels thought that I couldnt spell that long word. No brag, but I was a teacher before leaving school thats history. By the way, Mr. Editor, we miss you and staff from the Dove Plaza! Maybe a better deal in the new world in Marsh Harbour East! Maybe like Dennis Da Menace, I rang ya bell or pulled ya chain too much! Just kidding. Mr. Editor, you and I see what seems to be road works underway and the weather: hot, dry, breezy and dusty like a quarry. Years ago, Florida. They had water tank trucks going back and forth continuously spraying to keep dust down to a minimum! Wisdom nugget! Do you suppose we in Abaco could take a Thought I mention out past the Bank, on a good road, theres a two foot pot hole, and street lights A great P.S. Just maybe the new Marsh Harbour (Leonard M. and a Grand Opening when the bum new airport opens on Andros, Cat Island, Mayaguana or when Papa Hubert Ingraham comes back, with a brand new bag, or God willing da DNA!! Lee R. Lowe 2 weeks ago or what I SAW my daughter have to endure today! -Shocked by the Screenings Across 1. Power outage 5. Popular outboard engine 6. Pink national symbol 9. Biblical giant. 10. Bahamian island partially south of Turks & Caicos 11. Aquatic excavation, recent controversial activity in Bimini. 14. Whale teeth 15. Cardinal direction also associated with a certain star. 16. Invasive tree 18. Mistake 19. Not short 20. Get away. Down 3. Rough, exhausted, wearylooking 4. Rum runners 7. Fishing technique using a lure instead of bait. 8. First word in phrase describing a popular fom of Bahamian music. 12. A pleasure chemical in the brain. 13. Critically endangered, horned animal. 17. Sandy Shore

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 North Abaco As has become the way to win a BBC tournament, Marlin Darlins three Blue earned them the victory in the Treasure Cay Championship. Like the winners of the Guana Cay Championship and Green Turtle Cay Championship, the 3-1-1 com bo of releases added up to 2100 points for the win. Bob Jacobsens 62 Spencer from Clearwater, Florida clinched the victory in Championship series. Their win earns them the overall top spot on the leaderboard. 2012 BBC Champion Frank Rodri guez, guided Team Fa La Me to a second king from Indian Shores, Florida released Treasure Cay is Golden for Marlin Darlin a White Marlin on day one, two Blue Mar lin on day two and on day three released their third Blue Marlin. Team Wave Paver, led by team cap tain Jr. Davis, added their points by releas ing a Blue Marlin each day. Consistency was the key for the Kissimmee, Florida ish. onship teams received a warm welcome from host resort Treasure Cay. The resort hospitality and fabulous food. The Treasure Cay Championship win earned Bob Jacobsen and team Marlin Dar lin a Chris Costello hand-carved trophy as Sunglasses from tournament sponsor Costa Fishing Forecasting (ROFFS), longtime BBC sponsors. Captain Ed Wheeler and his crew each received Randy Rich de signed crew trophies sponsored by the Lewis Marine Group. The Second Place Chris Costello tro phy went to Fa La Me led by team Cap tain Frank Rodriguez. Jr. Davis and Team Wave Paver received the Third Place Chris Costello trophy. In addition, the second and third place teams also received gift Forecasting Service (ROFFS) and Costa sunglasses. The Chris Costello trophies are sponsored by Murray Products. The Treasure Cay Championship, hosted by Treasure Cay Resort & Marina, ship tournaments are validated using time leased in accordance with IGFA and Baha The Blue Marlin are here in Abaco. bites and seeing large blue marlin on the in Marsh Harbour June 18 22 at Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina. At present, the lead for the 2014 Championship belongs to Team Marlin Darlin with 5200 points, Wave Paver is second with 3200 points and team Torta is Therefore, the 2014 BBC is wide open. Everyone has a chance for the Cham pionship ring. the tournaments with cumulative points Champion. The BBC endowed two schol arships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in the ma rine technologies. Volunteers continue cleanup work in Cedar Harbour Continuing the development of neighborhood programs and communitybuilding, Crown Havens Urban Renewal Center pushes forward with their clean-up campaign. The Cleanliness Next to God liness group (CNG), was formed earlier this year to keep the small North Abaco community free of trash. Godliness formed its executive board and elected Gwendolyn Bain as President of the group. So far she has shown great strength. The election was held at Netties Res taurant. Addressing those who attended the meeting she informed them in a small, but distinctive voice, her plans for the area. She stressed that it takes each of them in the community to work diligently as a team, as this is the only way this North ern settlement of Abaco will be moved to the next level. The newly elected President also noted that she is more than pleased in partnering with the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center as the program continues to once again extend its operations to this small, but unique settle ment. In closing she thanked those persons from the community who volunteered their services and contributions to make it hap pen. She reminded those persons that Ur ban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Commu nity Center Manager Bishop Carroll and staff have worked in a harmonious way towards establishing national pride in each settlement Little Abaco. On Saturday May 24, 2014 the newly elected board of CNG Cedar Harbor took their appointment seriously as they began cleanup work. Two of the areas youths, Mario Jr. and Dario Bootle, and two primary school students of Fox Town Primary School Please see CNC Page 11

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Abaco Hardware North Abaco came and joined in with the team of vol unteers, as they cleaned up the side of the road by cutting and trimming away the trees that were obstructing the road view along the Cedar Harbor Cemetery. In an interview with the President, Ms. Bain, short in stature but big at heart, pointed out that this has always been one of the many goals that they wished to ac complished. And in the not so distance fu ture they will be helping their seniors in the area also by doing some fundraising events to assist in purchasing heavy duty equip ment to do some of the trimming of trees in and around senior citizens yards. Working towards community togeth erness is as an integral part of develop ment, the Urban Renewal Center Manag er, Bishop Ken Carroll, said. This is a code of principles, which is the main focus of the mission statement of the Urban Re newal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Cen ter Buidling Stronger Communities by Transforming Lives He continued, In a small way, in de picting togetherness, [it] brings solutions to many of the challenges that affect these small settlements. He is pleased to announce the many CNC From Page 10 others are joining hands to bring a change to its areas in the Northern Region of Aba co. Former Local Government Representa Russell, said that the understanding of all those who applaud the joint effort can see the vision and make a difference. Dis playing the gift of love to each other, he said, will make the work easier. Others who were in agreement stressed that they are quite happy to be a part of this great work, as this is the type of structural development that is so badly needed which will set down the foundation of positive goals for others to follow. the road along Cedar Harbour Cemetery. were in agreement and discouraged, saying that too much was being done to punishing them. URCHCC Manager, Bishop Carroll, felt that this meeting brought some clarity to the concerning matters of North Aba the attention to those in authority and will therefore set up another meeting in which the Minister of Department of Fisheries be in attendance to give answers to their ermen to be patient as he presents their case before Renardo Curry, Member of Parliament for North Abaco. In brief remarks by North Abaco Lo cal Government District Chairman, Leslie McIntosh, he said he too will make sure justice and clarity comes to their situation together and stand as one. Regulations From Page 7

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Standard Hardware STANDARD HARDWARELumber & Plumbing Supplies email: standardhardware@netbusiness.comMake Fathers Day Special!Happy Fathers Day! Business vice dive operation and boutique, hosted a "Meet the Artists" open house. More than 100 visitors and art enthu siasts spent time browsing the gift store, drinking rum punch and observing two lo cal artists demonstrate their techniques. Christine Sawyer and Marjolein Scott both display their work in Dive Abaco's boutique but the attraction this evening was the opportunity to watch how the artwork was made. Christine's pine needle baskets and jewelry are a popular item with tourists and locals and many that night were in Dive Abaco hosts open house for artists trigued by "how it was done" and the skills it takes to make a beautiful piece of work. Marjolein handed her brushes to sev eral excited visitors and guided efforts as they tried their hand at silk painting. Everyone was delighted with the eve ning and requests for a repeat were so of ten made that Dive Master Keith Rogers agreed to host another in the near future. painting. Lillian Cash watches on. New business on Abaco to distribute air-towater generator Sky Water Bahamas has just intro duced the AquaBoy line of Air-To-Water generators to The Bahamas. These machines extract the natural pure water from the air that is all around us. The water is then passed through a se produce the purest water on the planet. The personal model is about the size of a small cooler and sits right on a kitchen or bar countertop. It plugs in and it starts making water directly from the air no external water supply is needed. The Bahamas is blessed with a lim itless supply of clean, moisture-laden air from which the water can be extracted to produce the purest, cleanest, best-tasting water on the planet. But designers say its the conve nience that takes the cake: no more toting heavy 5 gallon water bottles or throwing away empty plastic containers and no more chemicalor plastic-tasting water. Only the cleanest, safest, purest water for you and your family, whenever you need it. The AquaBoy has a unique 5-stage ter. ter that cleans the air coming into the ma chine. The fan blows the clean air over cooled, stainless steel coils which causes the moisture to condense on them. This water is then passed through a meant to kill 100% of any bacteria in the system. The pure water is stored in the dis pensing tank within the machine and is available whenever you need it just put your cup or jug up to the machine and get the water you want. The personal AquaBoy generates 3-5 gallons per day from the air more in the humid summer months, a little less in win ter. Other models are available that can generate 125-300 gallons per day. The personal AquaBoy comes with changing a few times per year and are a breeze to change there is a panel on the back of the machine that allows easy ac out its that easy! It also comes with a custom surge protector and a full one-year warranty. The AquaBoy shuts off when it is full in order to conserve power, and it has a regular recirculation cycle that keeps the water fresh at all times. This device eliminates the need to re you always have the water you need right in your home. The AquaBoy lets you tap in to the unlimited supply of water in the atmo sphere and enjoy the convenience or your own personal Air-To-Water generator, The AquaBoy is distributed here in Abaco by Sky Water Bahamas. For more their website at www.SkyWaterBahamas. com. XP Janitorial Services XP Janitorial Services is one of Ab acos growing cleaning companies. Lana Sawyer, one of the owners, opened this business with the mindset that she wanted to help businesses maintain clean environ ments. She also worked in the cleaning business for many years so is experienced The second owner is her son Douglas Cleare, Jr. who assists with the running of the business. In February of this year, they opened in Marsh Harbour. The space gives them a place to meet with clients and to conduct their contractual business. They specialize in shampooing and deodorizing carpets, ing upholstery and windows, and general cleaning of homes and businesses. Entrepreneur Watch Please see Entrepreneur Page 21

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 CENTRAL ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILMarsh Harbour & Spring City Town Committee Marsh Harbour (UNCONTESTED)Glender Knowles Stephen Timothy Roberts Henry Williams Carl A. Archer Kandy Pinder Yvonne KeySpring CityColon Curry Samuel Williams Edgburt Tinker Masanetie O. JosephDundas TownCecil A. Ingraham Alfred L. Cornish Marguerita Cornish Frederick A. Jones Wayde Archer Cay Mills Bernadette Hall Carlington Stuart George W. Cornish Faron Y. Newbold Christine L. Bostwick Ivan Curry Egbert Churton TooteMurphy Town (UNCONTESTED)Don E. Boodle Adriel Gilbert Davis Jexell Tinker Matthew Taylor Paul Curry Glennroy McDonaldJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY SOUTH ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILCherokee, Casuarina & Bahama Palm Shores Town CommitteeCherokee (UNCONTESTED) Michael Saunders Vasti Albury Michael Christopher Knowles Casaurina Area (UNCONTESTED) John Hamilton Hudson Bahama Palm Shores (UNCONTESTED) Jacquelyn Estevez Sandy Point Area Laurestine Fox Arthur Washington Lightbourn Valeria Barbara Lightbourne Robert Johnathan McKinney David S. Stuart Stanley Alfred White William Henry Munnings Dwight Richardson Pinder Preston Roberts Shawn Rudolph Roberts Crossing Rocks Area Theodore Carroll Mitchel Reubin Hepburn Israel Williams Jr. Arthur Neko Williams Diana Aretha Bain Shevon Bain-Miller Ruth Burrows-Russell Deborah Carroll Keith WalkerJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY HOPE TOWN DISTRICT COUNCILGreat Guana Cay (UNCONTESTED) Glen Laing Man-O-War Cay (UNCONTESTED) Arthur D. Elden Jeremy T Sweeting Tad J. SandsHope TownWinston Donnie Carey Junior Mernard Harold Malone Donald B. Cash John Stafford PattersonJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY MOORES ISLANDEdward Stuart Martin Oscar Davis Esther Williams Thomas Hield Lillian Laing Dalson Stuart Wilfred Hield Percy McBrideJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY Local Government

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Honesty and Quality You Can Count On Brandon Thompson Residential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyle Sales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 years Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experience www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 INVEST IN ABACO BUY LOCALLY SAVE LOCAL JOBS PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BAHAMIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY! TREASURE CAY Ocean Blvd lot $49,500 Interior lot, Flamingo road $45,000 Rock Point waterfront lot, exc price $120,000 Golf Course Lot $35,000 BRING OFFERS www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736 Chris & Molly Roberts Cute 1 bed, 1 bath, furnished cottage, close to beach $116,000 1 Acre beachfront lot, section 1, only $155,000 Beautiful interior lot $16,000 Interior lot 17, block 26, section 4 $25,000 Old Kerr 4 acres beachfront $150,000CASUARINA POINT 4 Bed, 4 Bath Beachfront home, extensive decking, 2 cabanas $695,000 Beachfront lot $152,000 Sea view lot, 100 ft. to beach $38,500 Interior lots start $18,000 4/4 Beachfront home/duplex $375,000. Casuarina Point Beach Home $230,000 Canal lots $70,000 Find Your Vacation Spot GUANA CAY South end hilltop lot $86,000 2/2 Views, near beach, rental income $265,900 Lots near beach with views $85,000 1/1 apartment, storage shed & more $275,000 Pelican Shores waterfront lot 1.3 acres elevated hilltop on the harbour, dock & seawall $895,000 Eastern Marsh Harbour lot, plans passed for 7 unit multi-family complex starting at $135,000 Commercial lot near hotel $95,000 Iggy Biggy complex & residences call for details Commercial lot between Conch Inn & Boat Habour with cottage $200,000 Murphy Town lot $20,000 Deeded Beach Access lot close to town $120,000 Ocean View Sub, Lot 4 $111,000 3 Waterfront lots, one dock starting $137,000 Tom Currys Point 1 acre waterfront lot $193,000 Hilltop lot with starter cottage $185,000 68+ acres of prime property with oceanfront access. Great for off the grid development site or private estate. $1,980,000 2 Acres $150,000, 4 Hilltop acres $300,000 1 Acre waterfront $150,000 Lots starting at $15,000 Hilltop lots with ocean view $40,000 $70,000 Gorgeous beach front lot 17,000sq.ft $198,000 3/2 Homes beach access $ 175,000 Seaview Hilltop Lot, $30,000 Large building parcel $55,000 Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath home $275,000 Canal lot with seawall $125,000 Interior lot $30,000 Local Government Local Government Elections to be held on June 23 Three years have passed and local government elections are just days away, on June 23, and will mark eighteen years On June 23 persons in communities across Abaco, and the rest of The Baha mas, will make their case to be elected to serve the people of their respective town ships. While most areas will have an elec tion, after nomination day on June 3 we learned that several communities will not go to election at all. Due to the required number of per sons, or less stepping forward on nomina tion day, the following areas will not have an election: Great Guana Cay, Man-OWar Cay, Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point and Ba hama Palm Shores. Only persons on the current register will be eligible to vote in the local govern ment elections. Voters will go to the same polling stations that are listed on their vot ers card. In Abaco there are seven district councils some of which are comprised of several townships. These are North Abaco, Central Abaco, South Abaco, Grand Cay, Hope Town, Moores Island and Green Turtle Cay. While Grand Cay, Moores Island and Green Turtle Cay stand alone, Hope Town is comprised of Great Guana Cay, Man-O-war and Hope Town (Elbow Cay). North Abaco District Council is made up of the largest number of townships which includes Treasure Cay, Fire Road, Blackwood, Coopers Town, Wood Cay, Cedar Harbour, Mount Hope, Fox Town and Crown Haven. Central Abaco District Council com prises Murphy Town, Dundas Town, Marsh Harbour and Spring City and South Abaco District Council is made up of Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Ba hama Palm Shores, Crossing Rocks and Sandy Point. See pages 15 & 16 for candidates and their districts. GRAND CAYRoosevelt Curry Wendell Cooper Ronald Rolle Calvin Albury Kennedy Russell Wendell Saunders Manthony McIntosh George Russell Paul Gardiner JUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY GREEN TURTLE CAYWilliam G. Curry Kenvin P. Jones Matthew L. Lowe Raymond V. Lowe Donald R. Outten Joel G. Reckley Christopher P. RobertsJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY NORTH ABACO DISTRICT COUNCILLittle Abaco Town AreaCrown Haven, Fox Town & Mount HopeCrown HavenMarcus Laing Clifford Glen Russell Juanita Russell Louisa Russell Oleta Verdell ThomasFox TownJoiclen McIntosh Leslie McIntosh Sandralee ParkerMount HopeNorwood Roy McDermott Jennifred D RolleWood Cay and Cedar Harbour Cedar HarbourGwendolyn Felicia Bain Julian Cooper Eric RussellWood CayWilton A. SaundersJUNE 23RD IS ELECTION DAY Coopers Town Town AreaAntoinette Brianna Cooper Einer Clive Cornish Patrice Cox Garneth A. Edgecombe Yvette D. McIntosh Eulean M. Sands Gary A. SmithFire Road and Blackwood Fire RoadEric G. Collie Cathrine C. RussellBlackwoodClyde Hemish Cornish Deavalo RussellTreasure Cay Town AreaClifton David Bootle Stephanie Hield Edward F. LaRoda Gregory G. McKinney Stephen F. PEdican Noel T. St. Claude Kelphene Thurston

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive Hardware An Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & Monel Bolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel Bolts Stainless Steel Hurricane Clips #1 Lumber Plain & Pressure Treated Pine, Fir, Cypress Teak & Mahogany Interior, Exterior & Marine PLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 Town meeting held in Sandy Point A Town Meeting was held in the J.A. Pinder Primary School at Sandy Point on South Abaco to present an end-of-term report on what had been achieved in their townships during their past three year fore the three-year term of all councillors came to an end on May 31. Following an opening prayer by Bish op Carol, Stanley White, Chairman of the Sandy Point Township and Chief Council lor for the South, gave an update on special projects in his area during the last three years. 2011: School painted, minor repairs made to dock, beach cleanups and sign put at Fire house. 2012: Beach cleanups continued and repairs made to roads in Sandy Point. corners between Sandy Point and Snake Cay, Internet provided for the new library and the opening ceremony for the Naomi Lightbourne library took p[lace. 2014: Signs placed at the entrance to Sandy Point, in front of the community/ port roundabout and major renovations to the ballpark. Israel Williams, Chairman for the Township of Crossing Rocks, stated that can only do so much with the funds we are South Abaco given." After Hurricane Sandy, lights were placed on the basketball court, beaches were cleaned, speed bumps were placed throughout the Crossing Rocks commu nity, fuel was provided at the dock and road patching from Snake Cay to Crossing Rocks continued. A major accomplishment was the dig and the acquisition of enough materials to Chairman for the Cherokee Town ship, John Hudson, stated that despite money donated by local government to wards the completion of the Cherokee the decision was made to hold fundraisers to raise funds towards its completion.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 The Moorings Yacht Charters The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel July 2014 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 38 ft. mono hull or 44 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail Efforts are being made to close the dump in Cherokee which has been a se rious problem for years and major work completion. Verges on the road into Casuarina Point were cut and funds have now been provided for repairs to the boat ramp and some back roads and quotes are being ob tained for these ongoing projects. Several other invited guests then spoke. Sgt. Darville gave the welcome news that crime in South Abaco is at a min imum. He then turned his attention to the about getting this started right away and offered to spearhead a committee towards achieving this. Jeremy Saunders of the Marine Re sources Department spoke directly to the friends who were not at the meeting. He is are left in the water. South Abaco "These must be removed at the end of the season since the traps are killing lobsters. If these traps are not removed by June 6 I will go out and destroy them or let the lobster out," he stated. He also an nounced that compressor licenses are now being renewed and also trapping licenses. Bishop Carol of Urban Renewal, which is based in North Abaco, stated that the goal of Urban Renewal is; "To impact the life of each individual resident in each community." He stated that Urban Re newal is available to help all persons go ing through hard times in life and that it has been very successful already in North Abaco. All persons from South Abaco are invited to contact Urban Renewal through Administrator Harris Smith if they have any needs or problems they would like as sistance with. William Krezel, Engineer with the Ministry of Works who has replaced John Schaefer, was introduced and he pledged to serve the community of South Abaco. He gave a summary of the work in prog ress and scheduled for the future for Sandy Point which includes current temporary repairs to the wooden dock and future construction of a concrete dock, cutting of roadside verges and patching of the Ernest Dean Highway to Sandy Point. However, he pointed out that all work is subject to budget cuts. Other invited guests who spoke brief ly were Dianne Claridge, representing Friends of the Environment and Marques Williams, new Port Administrator. A few Sandy Point residents gave updates regard ing areas of particular concern to them. Kenneth Darville, spoke on behalf of the Sandy Point Development Association, Benjamin Pinder gave an update on van dalism to the burial society building and Diana Fox, President of the Naomi Light bourne library, stated that on June 20 the library will be opened to the public. in an opening ceremony but has not been ready for use. To date six computers and a number of books have been donated and so it will be opened in time for school chil dren to be able to use it as soon as school closes. Ms. Fox is appealing to members of the community and corporate citizens to assist however they can with donations of additional books and computers of which the library is greatly in need. to questions telling the audience that this is their chance to put forward their con cerns and requests and asking them to think about what they would like to see done in their community. Concerns voiced were: -The state of the roads which are con sidered now to be past the patching stage. -Garbage spread throughout the area. It was suggested that persons need to take more pride in their surroundings and that children should be taught from an early age to dispose of garbage correctly. -Stray dogs in the area are a major concern and much of the garbage problem is blamed on them. -A doctor is urgently needed in Sandy Point -The gathering of juvenile conch. Mr. Saunders stated that laws for the taking of conch need to be looked at and a person is coming to do a survey for one week in Sandy Point in June to focus on another means of enforcing conch laws. The meeting was closed with prayer by John Hudson and refreshments fol lowed. Meeting From Page 17

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 JOHN CASHREALTY www.treasurecayrentals.com Cash Property on Guana Cay Harbour 60 ft. wide parcel along the public road, approx. 400 ft. of depth. Excellent location for commercial or residential development. $599,000 NEW LISTING Harbour View on Guana Cay Harbour 2 Bed 1 Bath waterfront home situated on 2500 sq. ft. lot with unobstructed view of harbor. Perfect for rental cottage or easily converted to oce or retail space. $199,000 NEW LISTING Lots 72, 74, 76, Block 167, Anchorage Estates Three multifamily lots can be purchased separately or together for condo, villa or single family development. $59,000 each NEW LISTING Lot 35 Block 167 Anchorage Estates Multifamily canal lot adjacent to Palm Bay $249,000 Royal Palm 2381 2 Bed 2 Bath lower fully furnished condo on Brigantine Bay with 14 wide boat slip and storage unit $249,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2433 3 Bed 3 Bath fully furnished upper level condo with boat slip and storage unit. $299,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2338 2 Bed 2 Bath newly furnished lower condo with boat slip & storage locker, very smart upgrades $299,000 NEW PRICE Bahama Beach Club 2024 3 Bed 2 Bath 1645 sq. ft. Luxurious fully furnished second oor condo at Treasure Cay beachfront resort with pool bar/ restaurant. $675,000 OWNER FINANCING Ocean Villa 911 2 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, steps from Treasure Cay beach, excellent buy. $275,000 Twin Palms 3 Bed, 2 Bath charming 1800 sq. ft. newly renovated home with pool & dock and 2 min walk to T. C. Beach $549,000 OWNER FINANCING Roberts Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath fully furnished 3000 sq ft CBS home with 2 car garage and dock $799,000 NEW PRICE Lot 5 Block 191 Brigantine Bay canal front homesite with serene water views. $275,000 NEW PRICE Mariners Cove 1510 Townhouse 2 bed, 1.5 bath, professionally decorated, lovely marina view $219,000 Royal Palm 2321 2 Bed, 2 Bath tastefully furnished marina condo, end unit with pool in front, boatlift and storage $229,000 NEW PRICE Royal Palm 2337 2 Bed 2 Bath lower fully furnished marina condo with boat lift and storage unit Royal Palm 2432 3 Bed, 3 Bath furnished upper end unit marina condo with 12 and 24 boat slips and storage. $459,000 NEW LISTING Safe & Sound 3 Bed, 3 Bath new 3,500 sq.ft. funirshed CBS home with beautiful views of Galleon Bay. $495,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2377 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished lower condo on Brigantine Bay w/boat lift $249,000 NEW PRICE Lot 8 Block 198 Brigantine canal homesite with 90 ft. of seawall in Treasure Cays most protected canal. Choice water views. $235,000 WILL TRADE FOR CONDO Lot 6 Block 198 canal front homesite with 91 of seawall on Treasure Cays most protected canal at THE best price! $125,000 NEW PRICE Marina View Villa Modern 2 bed/2bath CBS, fully funished home, 1,000 sq. ft. plus porches, overlooking Treasure Cay Marina Royal Palm 2404 THE most outstanding 3 bed, 3 bath upper level condo with lavish kitchen and bath upgrades, designer furnishings, and expansive marina views. $399,000 NEW LISTING John CashABR, BRI, CRB, CRS, RSPS, Broker SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT Services can be offered on a one time, daily or monthly basis. They are also licensed auctioneers which mean that they can bring in vehicles. They are open Tues day to Friday 10am to 4pm. XP Janitorial Services can be contact Kylies Barber Shop Kylies Barber Shop opened for busi ness at the end of April 2014 next door to Shawnies Take-A-Way on Forest Drive. Owner, Masanetie Joseph, has been cut tinued to develop his gift even after gradu ating high school. He started out working at Boys to Men Barber Shop then rented a space at Cutting Edge Barber Shop on Shirley Street in New Providence. When he moved to Abaco, he worked at Essence Beauty Sa Island Bakery Building in Marsh harbor in recently opened his second Barber Shop. Mr. Joseph has worked in sever al arenas but stated that barbering is his convenient to more customers so he has extended his work hours. He focused on cutting and grooming short hair of boys, women and men. He offers full barber ser vices for men including shaving. He currently has two barber booths for rent and would like for persons who have strong work ethics only to apply. He runs a professional business and would like for his clients to be catered to by the best barbers Abaco has to offer. Entrepreneur From Page 14 He is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am until, and closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, he works on some Mondays if clients require his services. He Laycees Take-A-Way Laycees Take-A-Way is one of those eateries that has been getting a lot of buzz lately as they seem to have some very good food at affordable prices. Located in the Old Colina Building Suite #3 next door to Auskell Medical Center, Laycees is owned by a young entrepreneur from Eleu thera by the name of Laycee Farrington. She specializes in Bahamian and Chinese dishes with the latter being served only on Saturdays. Some of her hot sellers are the spicy curry grouper, baked garlic chicken and pork chops, and barbecue ribs. Her Chi nese cuisine consists of fried rice, combi nation fried rice, egg rolls, and kingdom ribs and wings. She also serves seafood. Dishes range from $5 to $12 for regu lar dishes and $5 to $14 for seafood dishes. She recently started serving Grio on week ends which is a hot seller as well. She also sells drinks and desserts. The desserts vary daily. On some days she may have cheese cake, pineapple cake, pineapple tart or apple tart. Delivery is also available as she presently delivers to several schools and business in the Marsh Harbour and Dun das Town areas. She plans to expand her school lunch program for the next school year. She is opened Mondays to Saturdays from 6am to 10:30pm and can be contacted Business Arts May was a month of great accom plishment for Abacos New Entry Band, particularly May 2. The bands hit song, We Want the World to Hear Our Music, was heard loud and clear when it topped Tempos Caribbean Countdown. Fans vote for their favourite vid eos, and the top 10 most requested vid eos across the Caribbean are featured in a countdown. New Entry Bands video captured the No. 1 spot, and the bands lead singer and founding member, Wilner Pierre, was ecstatic. Band members include Anderson Alcime, lead singer and percussionist; Francois Innocent, bass player; Herode Innocent, guitarist; and Joanel Petite-Dot, keyboardist. We were pretty excited about it, and it motivated us to start working on other projects as soon as possible, Pierre enough, and kept pushing our fans to vote, somehow it would have gotten there. So the next step for New Entry is completing their album, and releasing an other video-song combination of Carib bean Girl off that album. While the win was more than enough for the band members, Pierre said they plan to reward themselves and their fans in the near future. Since the groups in ception in 2006, they have operated as a family and their fans have become an ex tension of that family. On his Facebook page, Pierre pro fusely thanked all their fans and everyone who supported them in the voting process and who attend their events regularly. It really encouraged us to keep pushing and working hard towards our dreams, Pierre emphasized. It's not lim ited to just The Bahamas, but we want to take our music global. Fans can continue their support of New Entry Band through their fan page band@blogspot.com, and download music on Sound Cloud and Reverbnation. New Entrys song tops Tempos Caribbean Countdown cians.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Cottage 114 hse 366-0576 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Casuarina Point Sea Grape/Coco Plum 2 Units 367-2107 Cherokee Lee Pinder 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosies Place 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Barefoot Homes 14 hse 577-4092 Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4200 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties 34 hse 365-4047 Leeward Yacht Club 5 hse 365-4191 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties 34 hse 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Guana Sunset Beach 13 units 365-5133 Ocean Frontier 6 cott 519-389-4846 Wards Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth Sands 9 hse 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Crystal Villas 5 villas 321-452-0164 Elbow Cay Prop 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways 63 hse 366-0224 Hope Town Inn 6 rm 4 Villas 3 Suites 366-0003 Hope T Villas 3 hse 366-0266 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages 4 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557 Lubbers Quarters Cay Lubbers Landing 4 villas 577-2000 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals 2 hse 365-6048 Waterway Rentals 14 hse 365-6143 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate 6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Towns 16 apts 367-0148 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas 32 apts 577-6764 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151 Sandy Point Oeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083 Treasure Cay Abaco Estate Services Mult hse 365-8752 Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 5 units 877-786-8455 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Turtle Rock Villas at Palmetto Beach 3 villas 262-820-1900 Hotels and House Rental Agents Web Sites with Abaco Information www.abaconian.com www.abacoinet.com www.abacocottage.com www.abacos.com www.oii.net www.bahamas.com Hope Town..cont ere & Back.....Again EFFECTIVE: March, 2014 Ph: 242-367-0290 Fax: 242-367-0291 REGULAR FERRY SCHEDULE Marsh Harbour to Hope Town 20 minute ride 7:15am / 9:00am / 10:30am /12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Hope Town to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 9:45am / 11:30am /1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm / 5:00pm / 6:30pm Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War 20 minute ride 7:15 / 9:00am / 11:00pm / 12:15pm 4:00pm / 5:45pm Man-O-War to Marsh Harbour 8:00am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm / 5:00pm Marsh Harbour to Scotland/Guana Cay 30 minute ride 6:45am / 10:30am / 1:30pm /3:30pm 5:45pm Scotland/Guana Cay to Marsh Harbour 8:am / 11:30am / 2:30pm / 4:45pm / 6:30pm Any stops outside the main harbour will be a minimum charge of two persons. Two persons or over will remain at regular charge. During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the oce for any changes. REGULAR FERRY FARES One Way: $17.00 Round Trip Open Return: $27.00 Children 6-11: Half Price Children 5 and under: Free Hope Town and Man-O-War ferries depart from the Ferry Dock at Crossing Beach. Guana /Scotland Cay depart from the Conch Inn. Prices subject to change without notice. Alburys Ferry Service FRIENDS is planning to break ground this summer but still needs to raise $200,000 to complete all phases of the center and is looking for any assistance that can be provided with labor, materials, ideas that will assist in making the center a reality. The Mactaggart Third Fund has gra ciously offered a $50,000 challenge to enable FRIENDS to complete the Abaco Research Center. The conservation group has been challenged to raise the matching $50,000 by the end of July 2014. With this support, FRIENDS will be able to complete Phase 1 of construction of the Research Center and start programming in 2015. This means more research on critical conservation topics, new spring break pro grams, increased summer camps and a va riety of new opportunities for students and visitors. General donations to the project can be made, or FRIENDS has a variety of naming opportunities available. The Abaco Research Center (ARC) will enable FRIENDS to enhance our ex isting education programs by: -Hosting local and visiting students to ongoing research. -Expanding FRIENDS existing envi ronmental summer camp programs to in school students, and spring break camps for Bahamian and visiting students. FRIENDS held two summer camps this year in Marsh Harbour and both had waiting lists. -Building on partnerships with the Ministry of Education to create govern high school coursework requirements. Through ARC, FRIENDS will be able to facilitate an increase in environ include: -Scientists are able to provide in formed solutions to conservation issues and provide perspective on questions about the best way to balance economic and en vironmental concerns. -Scientists will be able to support lo cal, national and international conservation efforts through their research in Abacos eight existing National Parks and marine reserves, with additional areas under con sideration for protection. ARC will be a local demonstration site for environmental technologies and sustainable building. FRIENDS has a grant from the Glob al Environmental Facility to support instal lation of solar panels for the site. FRIENDS is seeking vendors to in ARC showroom as a way to expose them to the wider public. Please contact them if you have a product of interest and are in terested in partnering with them. FRIENDS has 501c3 tax exempt sta tus in the US, so all gifts to the Research Center will be tax deductible, as well as being matched through the Mactaggart Third Fund Challenge. For more informa tion please contact Friends of the Environ heenvironment.org ARC From Page 6 Ned Stark, a character on HBOs hit series Game of Thrones sticks out his neck to warn everyone that Winter is Coming. In Abaco its different. We are re minded by annual rolling blackouts and surges that SUMMER is coming. Despite our upgraded electrical plant and millions paid in exorbitant bills, service remains at best unreliable for businesses, residents and visiting tourists and secondhomeowners who fuel our economy. How many more summers will Abaconians tolerate in creasing bills for the same inconsistent service? The Abaconian will attempt to keep an accurate tally of outages this summer, starting June 12. Watch this space. As of Midnight, morning of June 12, moments before sending this issue to press: 1

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Dive Abaco Since1978, Marsh Harbour.................................. 367-2787 Dive Time, Man-O-War............................................................365-6235 Froggies, Hope Town.............................................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.........................................365-8571 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay......................................... 365-4411 Dive Guana............................................................... 365-5178 Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals ............................................. 367-2655 Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals .............................. 367-1035 Bargain Car Rentals .......................................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................................... 367-3910 Cruise Abaco Sailboat Rentals .......................... 577-0148 Quality Star Car Rentals .................................... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars .................. 367-4643 Richs Boat Rentals .......................................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ......................................... 367-4887 The Moorings Boat Rentals ............................. .367-4000 U-Save Auto Rental...........................................699-3346 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... North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Marsh Harbour Dental Services Agape Family Dental, Marsh Harbour..........................367-4355 Abaco Dental Asso......................................................367-0164 Diamante Dental, Marsh Harbour................................367-4968 Man O War Dental Clinic..............................................365-6508 Pharmacy Abaco Island Pharmacy, Marsh Harbour......................367-2544 Treasure Cay..........................365-8061 Chemist shoppe, Marsh Harbour.................................367-3106 Veterinary Caribbean Veterinary Centre, Marsh Harbour..............367-3551 Island Veterinary Clinic, Marsh Harbour......................367-0062 Everyone reads The Abaconian Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised April 2014 All phones use area code 242 unless noted Tours & Excursions .......... ....367-2936 ..................... ....367-4117 Abacos Nature Adventure ........................... ....577-0004 Adventure on Prozac T Cay ........................ ....365-8749 .................. ....365-4411 ....................... ....365-8506 ...... ....367-2787 ......... ....366-0024 ............ ....376-9858 The Great Abaco Express Eco & Historical bus tours Call 367-2165 or 559-9160 Charter Fishing Boats Marsh Harbour: Abaco Beach Resort Snappas Grill & Chill Curlytails Mangoes Restaurant Hope Town: Abaco Inn Capn Jacks H.T. Harbour Lodge Sea Spray Wi-Fi Hotspots Green Turle Cay: Sundowners McIntosh Restaurant Jolly Roger Bar & Bistro Leeward Yacht Club Bluff House Guana Cay: Guana Grabbers Nippers Bar & Grill M-O-W Cay: Man-O-War Marina Islanders Restaurant

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian June 15, 2014 MARINE INSURANCE Protection On Land And Sea Work is for people who dont know how to fish! Enjoy Life, while Insurance Management works for you.INSURANCE MANAGEMENT(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS email: info@imbabaco.comNassauRosetta Street P.O.Box SS-6283 Tel: (242) 394-5555 Fax: (242) 323-6520FreeportPioneers Way P.O.Box F-42541 Tel: (242) 350-3500 Fax: (242) 350-3510AbacoQueen Elizabeth Dr. P.O.Box AB-20666 Tel: (242) 367-4204 Fax: (242) 367-4206EleutheraQueens Highway P.O.Box EL-25190 Tel: (242) 332-2862 Fax: (242) 332-2863ExumaQueens Highway George Town Tel: (242) 336-2304 Fax: (242) 336-2305

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 22 NUMBER 12 June 15th, 2014 Royal Defense Force Cadets receive their induction By Jennifer Hudson A team of 22 students from the Ev ery Child Counts School participated in the Special Olympics held on the old Rob inson Road Track in Nassau on May 31. They returned victorious the following day sporting their medals. A large number of medals and ribbons were won, many of them gold and silver and most of the ath letes placed in more than one event, some in as many as four events. They were all very excited about their trip and participation and very deservedly proud of their medals. The students participated in all of the the Every Child Counts students, Savieon Dean, competed in the wheelchair race for which he was awarded a gold medal. had ever been held in the Nassau Special Olympics. Savieon described his participation in the wheelchair race as a lot of fun and he also won gold in the softball throw. Janeka Saunders was participating for the came home with four gold medals. "The athletes were all very excited and had practiced very hard during the previous three months on the old Maxwells site," stated team coach Nicole De Nardin. Above: ECC student athletes with Coach Nicole De Nardin (front row, second from left). Twenty two students competed in the Special Olympics in Nassau on May 31. Together they brought home medals including golds. Please see Olympics Page 13 Above: On June 7 twenty nine new Abaco Royal Bahamian Defense Force Rangers were installed. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security, was in attendance (front row, center) as well as the Commander of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force (Commodore Roderick Bowe, right of Min. Nottage) and other dignitaries. The Defense Force Rangers Organization was founded in 1995 as the brainchild of the late Sir Lynden Pindling. The Rangers comprise 900 active members and teach excellence and discipline to its inductees. For the story see page 6.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Abaco Real Estate School & Youth News By Mirella Santillo On May 24, 16 year old Giovani Knowles, a student at Abaco Central High School, lost control of the car he was driv ing. The crash was fatal. With songs, skits, dance, music, po etry and prayers, the students of the high school expressed their grief at the loss of one of their class-mates. That Memorial Service held on June 4 on the grounds of Abaco Central High School. Moderated by teacher, Yasmin Glin ton, the ceremony unrolled with students praying, quoting the scripture, reading po etry, interpreting music selections and paying tribute to the young man. A subdued atmosphere pervaded over the assembly; an expression of sorrow was in the faces of the students as they grieved for the sudden death of their schoolmate. A particularly touching performance was a dance performed by two brothers and a sister, Nikin, Meko and Lashante Johnson. Dressed in purple with their faces painted white, they acted the battle be tween death and life. Before the benediction by Lakee sha Gustave, the school choir interpreted an emotional rendition of Sail with me Again. To conclude the service, Principal Ricardo Ferguson offered his condolences to the family and to the school body. He spoke about his relationship with the de parted student. Students, friends, how many knew the Gio (Giovani) behind closed doors, he asked? He was a leader, those who hung with him knew. He was a young man feel the pain he said, explaining that time will eventually ease it. So, Giovani is not anymore with us in spirit. Grieve, he urged, whenever you feel like it and whenever you are. Headmaster Vincent Coakley, remi nisced about the students last visit to his respectful he had acted. A collection was held to help with the funeral. Left: two of the three siblings (Nikin, Meko and Lashante Johnson) acting during the memorial service. Their striking perfor mance symbolized the struggle between life and death. S.C. Bootle's Anchor Club paints school Press Release The Anchor Club of S. C. Bootle High School, the Dynamic Dolphins An chor (DDA), recently undertook the muchneeded project of marking out and painting parking lanes and "no parking" zones in the schools parking lot. Please see Anchor Page 4

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Two Locations to Better Serve You! Marsh Harbour Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 8:30 6pm & Sun: 9am-4pm Ph: 242-367-2544 Fax: 242-367-6544 Treasure Cay Pharmacy Mon-Sat: 9am 5pm Ph: 242-365-8061 Fax: 242-365-8062 Perscriptions Vitamins Supplements Glucose & Cholesterol Testing Health & Beauty Supplies Accepts all Major Insurance Plans Accepts National Prescription Drug Cards Accepts US Perscriptions Fast and reliable service! www.abacoislandpharmacy.com E-mail: abacoislanpharmacy@gmail.com Principal Huel Moss explained that the project began much to the delight of teachers who have for years anticipated such a project. School & Youth News Anchor From Page 1 "Now teachers can properly park in an orderly fashion, which facilitates an or the last project for this school year for the organization, which is a youth branch of The Pilot Club of Abaco," Moss added. "They are expected to receive their Above: Dynamic Dolphin Anchors on the job. prepares students for By Canishka Alexander Headed by Erica Hepburn, College Tour Explosion took place on May 21-23 tional. According to Hepburn, the College Explosion Coordinator, the three-day sym posium highlighted College Readiness for students in Grades 9 through 11. Overall, the symposium explored the main topics of: ACT (Why Choose ACT?); Taking the Test (ACT, SAT, AP, etc.); Fi nancing your College Education; and Col lege Readiness. Speakers included Mr. Lamar Bunts from the ACT, who is currently Vice Pres educated students and teachers on various concepts of the ACT, so that students pre pare themselves early to meet and under stand the requirements to enter academic, technical and vocational programs. While the ACT is designed to mea sure academic achievement in the areas of English, Mathematics, reading, and sci ence, the SAT measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical reasoning skills. are that both tests are used as guidelines for college admissions; academic advis ing; awarding course credit, especially in English and Math courses; and awarding scholarships. This was Phase One in a three-phase series to increase college readiness, Hep event is to heighten student awareness of the ACT [because] the majority of students are aware of the SAT, but not the ACT. Hepburn said that forums and exhibi tions were also set up to familiarize coun selors and students of the importance of preparing for life beyond high school in advance. national, Rotary Club of Abaco and K&S Auto Rentals, she added that they were Above: Erica Hepburn, far left, with students during the College Readiness Symposium.This was Phase One in a three-phase series to increase college readiness, explained Hepburn.. able to sponsor Bunts visit to Abaco. This upcoming school year, we will burn excitedly revealed. We are prepar ing for a Pilot Project that will take place on June 10, 2014 to give students from Grade 8 and up exposure to the test and college readiness preparation. By Canishka Alexander Celebrating 20 years of existence, Agape Christian School held its 12th Com mencement Exercise at Grace Gym on May 30. The 13 graduates achieved grade point averages (GPAs) of 3.2 or above, namely: Hannah Bonamy, valedicto and above GPAs Above: Hannah Bonamy, Agape Christian School 2014 Valedictorian. Please see Agape Page 5

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Abaco Real Estate rian; Leandra Rolle, salutatorian; Barry Award; Lowtadus Edgecombe; Timothy Bullard; Abigail Jones; Spencer Mernard; Godfrey Rolle Jr.; Cassidy Russell; Jaleel Simmons; and John Saunders. Equipped with the theme For ward based on Philippians 4:13, the stu dents marched triumphantly down the aisle in their gleaming white and blue regalia. Following the prayer and national anthem, Leandra Rolle, salutatorian, gave the welcome address. Students were then presented with a collection of awards rang ing from Bible Memory to Physical Fitness Awards and Outstanding Students in Baha mian Schools Awards. According to Principal Cecile Al bury, the Outstanding Students Award will Principal Cecile made special mention of the students participation in the Ministry of Educations Workshop called Executive Employment and Marketing for which they Also awarded were the schools top athletes, and she applauded Coach Wayde Williams for his transformation of the sports program at Agape. Additionally, Prefect Awards and Founders Awards were given and several of the students earned Character Quality Awards. Home Room Teachers Joyce Cham pagnie and Courtnee Romer were invited to give their remarks. What followed was a School & Youth News Agape From Page 4 description of and tributes to each student. Overall, the graduates were celebrated as a diverse group of students whom their teachers were privileged to speak of. Before the presentation of the Vale dictorian and Salutatorian Awards, Mr. Troy Albury explained that the awards were based on the students cumulative GPAs from Grades 10-12. During her Valedictorian Speech, Hannah recognized her peers as being intelligent and ambitious young adults as she reminisced over past experiences that brought laughter to all of them. She ac knowledged the debt of gratitude owed to their parents, family, guardians and the teachers and staff of Agape Christian School. We came as children, but it is time to move to the next stage of our lives, Han a life of happiness and prosperity. After the Honour Roll and Super Hon our Roll Awards were distributed, Princi pal Cecile and Kathy Sawyer joined efforts to give the Administrators Address. As we celebrate with these 13 stu dents, we are here because of the dedica tion of many people, Principal Cecile said. My heart is full She said she cried for the graduates accomplishments and for their future and for two of the graduates (Cassidy and Please see Agape Page 6 Above: Agape Christian Schools 13 graduates of 2014. All graduates walked with a 3.2 GPA or above. The graduates were: Hannah Timothy Bullard; Abigail Jones; Spencer Mernard; DeAndrea McIntosh; Gregory Munroe Jr.; Godfrey Rolle Jr.; Cassidy Russell; Jaleel Simmons; and John Saunders.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 GROUP LTD CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING ESTATE SERVICES DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTIONPlanning, Management, Execution of all Stages of Residental, Commercial, Infrastructure or Renovation ProjectsENGINEERING DESIGN & CONSULTINGStructual & Civil Engineering Licensed Professional EngineerESTATE SERVICESProperty Management & MaintenanceAbaco Shopping Center, P.O.Box AB 20200 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas jnicksims@gmail.comnick sims PRESIDENT & ENGINEER 242-577-7467 Tel/Fax: 242-367-sims BETTER BUILDING SOLUTIONS School & Youth News Agape From Page 5 John) who had lost their mothers. Look forward, walk with Christ and let Him guide you. Dont leave God out of your plans. Mrs. Sawyer likened the graduates to eagles mounted up with wings who soared in their academics, athletics and character. She said the graduates set an example for the schools other students to follow be cause they were taught the importance of following God while attending Agape. Godfrey Rolle, father of Godfrey Rolle Jr., was honoured by Mr. Albury for his involvement with the basketball pro gram and other parents were encouraged to become more involved because children are our greatest resources. Finally, Pastor Deion Gibson, guest speaker, began his remarks by telling students that they have overcome many things. Still, he said that no matter what their achievements are only what is done for Christ will last. Two aspects of moving forward forgetting the things that are behind; and the second aspect is pressing. Give it your all and exert all of your energy to achieve it, he said of their theme. We are only pilgrims in the earth, charts the future and vigilance protects it, so never give up on what was instilled in you. The presentation of diplomas, a dedi cation in song and presentation of appreci ation gifts to parents were additional high lights of the graduation ceremony. Above: Barry Bostwick Jr. who earned the First Place in Class of 2014 Award. By Mirella Santillo Under the patronage of the Honour able Dr. Bernard J. Nottage, Minister of National Security, and of Commodore Roderick Bowe, Commander of the Roy al Bahamian Defense Force, twenty nine Abaco rangers were awarded their gradu emony. Also in attendance were local dig nitaries including: Administrator Preston Cunningham, Administrator William Cur ry, District Superintendent of Education, Dr. Lenora Black, and the Director of the son, The large patio of the Government Complex was the venue for the event which took place during the morning of Saturday, June 7. Shortly after 10am, the Defense Force Band accompanied a marching for mation of approximately sixty rangers who marched towards the dignitaries tent, pre They stood to attention as the Minis ter of National Security and the other of ceremony moderated by Ranger Tarnisha Charlton. Following a rendering of the National Anthem by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band and the invocation by tosh, Minister Nottage inspected the ranks. He then addressed the assembly. the young individuals being installed as members of the Defense Force Rangers Organization. We must be proud of their ac complishment as they have demonstrated through their commitment to this program that they are willing to be models of ex cellence within their homes, their schools and their communities he said, reminding them of the commitment they had under taken when becoming a ranger. He gave a brief history of the institu tion, which he said, has been around for decades, since it became a reality in 1995 after being conceived in the mind of the late, great Sir Lynden Pindling. He ex plained that Sir Pindling believed that Na tional Service was the key to solve young mens problems as well as crime problems and eventually unemployment problems, quoting the late Prime Ministers address at the PLP 39th National Convention on November 4, 1994. Minister Nottage compared the Rang ers Program as a continuing education program teaching manners, responsibility, caring and discipline, at the same time af fording the members means and opportu nity to obtain respect. The Rangers comprise 900 active members belonging to thirty three schools from New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco, he mentioned. He expressed his gratitude to the par ents who supported the program and com mended the instructors who mentored the young people. He informed the rangers that they were now the ambassadors of the program. As the organizations most recent inductees, you are expected to epitomize excellence, demonstrate discipline, offer committed service and display moral cour age at all times. He concluded with a quote by Wil liam Arthur Ward: Study while others are sleeping; while others are playing and dream while others are wishing. The Ministers address was followed by a drill display by twenty rangers. A full Most Improved award from Min. Nottage and Commodore Bowe. Demetrius also Award. Above: Jessie Forbes was awarded the Rangers Director Award. Pictured here with Minister of National Security Not tage (left) and Commander of the Royal Bahamian Defense Force Roderick Bowe (right). Above: Rangers displaying the colours. As the organizations most recent inductees, you are expected to epitomize excellence, demonstrate discipline, offer committed service and display moral courage at all times, Minister Nottage told them. Please see Rangers Page 7

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 School & Youth News contingent of cadets then marched on, re treating to the opposite side of the court before the distribution of the awards. The inductees then marched forward waiting for their names to be called. Nineteen cadets from Abaco Central High School and ten cadets from S C Boo tle High School were then called one by one. They left their formation to march to wards Minister Nottage who handed them They each saluted before posing for a photograph. Moreover, four cadets were awarded trophies for special achievements. Cadesha Nottage from Abaco Central High School received the Minister of Na tional Security Award. The Commander of Defense Force Award was received by Kaitlyn Russell from SC Bootle High School. The Rangers Director Award went to Jessie Forbes from ACH and the Most Gerline Belot, Kiara Tilus, Dachera Petitthe Academic Achievement Award. Administrator William Curry from also from Green Turtle Cay and advisor from SC Bootle, Tishka Johnson, received acknowledgment plaques for their contri bution to the program. The Director of Ranger Program, Sub-Lieutenant Delvonne Duncombe, pro nounced the vote of thanks. Commodore Roderick Bowe, who has been in the Defense Force for thirty two years, took his position four and a half years ago. He said that he saw the neces sity for such a program in order to ensure a positive future for young children. The Director of Ranger Program and two instructors sailed to Marsh Harbour from Nassau under the command of Lt Rangers From Page 6 Commander Raymond King on the HMBS The coordination of the program for the three islands was under the supervision posted on Abaco for the next two months. Above: Kaitlyn Russell received the The Commander of Defense Force Award from Min. Nottage and Commodore Bowe. Above: Cadesha Nottage from Abaco Cen tral High School received the Minister of National Security Award. By Jennifer Hudson Twenty very excited little dancers, aged from 3 to 12 years, performed to a delighted audience of parents, grandpar ents, extended family and friends at the New Vision Ministries on May 31. This show, entitled Glitz and Glam, was Cre ative Studio Boutique's second annual dance recital and once again program di rector, Stacey Adderley, had worked her magic in transforming one of the rooms sphere of 'glitz and glam.' First on stage were the youngest per formers the 'Dancin Darlins' performing to the song 'Baby,Baby' and looking abso lutely adorable in their fuchsia pink spar kly tutus which they were obviously proud to be wearing. Later the same little group of four performed another routine this time hugging teddy bears. They were absolutely adorable. The 5 to 6-year-old 'Little Balleri nas', 7 to 8-year-old 'Dancin Divas' and 10 to 12-year-old 'Show Stoppers' were all showcased the children's ballet skills with the 'Dancin Divas' adding some gymnas tic poses in their dance performed to 'The Power of Love'. each group performed again to show their tap dancing skills. While the younger per formers made a valiant effort, showing off what they had learnt, the older students were understandably more advanced and able to demonstrate more of the heel and toe tap dancing skills. At the close of the program all per then were joined by their director, Ms. Adderley, who was visibly proud of all her little performers and who gave a vote of thanks to the audience and all of the par ents and volunteers who had helped make this recital a memorable one for this perfor mance was the result of a years dedication and hard work from not only the students but also the parents who were all obviously extremely proud of their little performers. fying to see these young children partici pating in this delightful art form. "We are all born creative but if we neglect to develop and strengthen these skills our creativity becomes inhibited." She states that; "Creative Studio Boutique believes in capturing a child at any age and introduc ing them to the art world through various channels and mechanisms. By assisting and encouraging a child's creativity you set the stage for endless opportunities for that child's imagination." Creative Studio Boutique is located above Home Fabrics in Suite 8 and will be offering a weekly Summer Art Camp be tween June 30 and August 1. More infor mation may be obtained from creativestu dioabaco@gmail.com. Above: all the dancers with their director: Stacey Adderley.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Student of the Year Awards Abaco students win scholarships By Candace Key Six Grade 6 students from Abaco schools won a total of $12,000 in high school scholarship money at the Ba hamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation's annual awards cer emony in Nassau recently. Every pri mary school in the Bahamas is invited to enter their top Grade 6 student in this competition each year. Students must not only excel in grade point average but leadership, church activities, com munity service, sports and extracur ricular activities as well. Their activities and required es says, from Grade 3 through 6, are chronicled in a portfolio that is present ed to the selection committee in early February. This panel of professors, cials pours through the approximately 120 portfolios and makes decisions on winners for the awards ceremony held in May. Portfolios can be up to 50 pages and these talented students easily achieve this amount of pages reporting on their activities which must all be This foundation has been award ing scholarships for the past 17 years and it is an exciting weekend for candi dates who are constantly told over and over throughout the weekend that they are all winners. This uplifting weekend began on Friday night where students, parents and Principals attend the for mal medal ceremony in the Govern ment House ballroom. The Governor General placed a medal around the neck of each student as they bow be fore him to receive this honour. Saturday was a fun day of bowl ing so that the students can meet the other honourees and relax before the ceremony Saturday night. All entered students receive a beautiful trophy at the beginning of the Saturday night program. The awards ceremony features former winners helping committee Above: Brittany Weatherford from Man-O-War School Above: Ashley Newell from Angels Academy won a Above: Rayvyn McKinney, from Amy Roberts School in with the Governor General, Sir Arthur Foulkes. Please see Awards Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Its been a year since you passed away, the way I miss you is dierent now. I hope you know how much you meant to us. I still think about you everyday. I just love and miss you in my own SPECIAL way. January 1st, 1958 to June 21st, 2013 Elvis L. RobertsIn Loving MemoryLove always, Ann Ellis StuartTheres a special kind of feeling, When I think about you Dad, Its a pleasure to remember, All the happy times weve had, Theres a special kind of caring, That is meant for you alone, Theres a place somewhere within my heart, That only you can own.to Love your children : Carl, Canishka, Julian, Tevin, Taye; and Grandchildren: Connor, Shaleon, CJ, Xatia, Camani and Carlaia. Student of the Year Awards members and scholarship donators an nounce and present trophies to the ap students and their audience try hard to sit still and hope they hear their name announced as a winner. This year 6 fortunate Abaco students heard their names called and came forward to re ceive another trophy and their prize money. Kenedee Romer from Agape School won a $1,000 scholarship, Ma lia Sweeting from St. Francis de Sales Awards From Page 8 won a $1,500 scholarship as did Ash ley Newell from Angel's Academy. Rayvyn McKinney who hails from Amy Roberts School in Green Turtle Cay won a $2,000 scholarship. nounced: Brittany Weatherford from Man-O-War School was the 5th place The top Abaco winner was Bessie Lowe of Hope Town Primary, who was chosen as the 2nd Runner up and was presented a $3,000 scholarship and a laptop computer. Hope Town Primary has produced the most top winners in this competi tion of any school in the Bahamas. Two Hope Town Primary students have won the top title, James Boyce and Anna Albury, and Albury Higgs was a second runner up. All of this school's entrants have won scholar Dr. Ricardo Deveaux, CEO and President of the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Founda tion, states that this competition is much more than just who has the top grades since 85% of entrants have at student competition. Once a student has been entered as a candidate they become a part of this "family" and the Foundation follows their progress through high school and college. Each year former winners and entrants are featured in the catalogue along with what they are accomplish ing. Above: Malia Sweeting from St. Francis de Sales won a scholarship. Above: Bessie Lowe of Hope Town Primary, who was scholarship and a laptop computer. Left to right: Mer cedes Lowe, Bessie Lowe, Mrs. Candace Key and Dr. Ri cardo Deveaux, President and CEO of Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation 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 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Sports Perry Cooke InterBy Timothy Roberts Forest Heights Academy and Agape Christian School walked away with con secutive wins in the high-school and pri mary divisions of the 12th Annual Perry in Hope Town. Children from four years-old and up competed in a series of races between schools and in different strokes for the gold. Hope Town Primary School, ManO-War All Age School, Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy, and An gels Academy all competed in backstroke, Agape Christian Schools relay team in the primary division set a blistering pace winning convincingly, Forest Heights place in relays by a large margin. With the overall performance of all swimmers Agape Christian School took division and Forest Heights Academy took the top spot for high school. Awards were presented for individual performances and to the schools with the highest points. The swim meet is held in memory of Mr. Perry Cooke, a promoter of the event that started about 25 years ago. Excitement around the sport of swim ming continued following the swim meet with a number of the swimmers remaining in Hope Town to qualify for the upcoming RBC National Swimming Championship held in Nassau in June. The list of results was not available at press time and will be printed in the next issue of The Abaconian Above: Swimmers about to make a splash during the Perry Cooke Swim Meet. Above: some medalists from the Swim Meet on May 30. place over all in the primary school division and Forest Heights Academy took the top spot for high school. .CONGRATULATIONS .GRADUATION .THANK YOU .IN MEMORY .BIRTHDAY .ANNIVERSARY .FUND RAISER .TEACHERS APPRECIATION .ENGAGEMENT, WEDDING & BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Happy BirthdayIf you see this handsome young man, August 8th, Please wish him a HAPPY 70thBIRTHDAY 2014 CLASS OFTHE NAME OF THE SCHOOL JANE SMITH JUNE 24TH, 2014 WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOUCONGRATULATION Jborn 01.10.16 at 1.52am 6lbs 2oz / 19in Jaden Daniel Smithto the proud parents John & Mary Smith Ask us about our Special Rates for your personal ad. Share your Special Moments Memories & Wishes John S. Smith ~Gone But Not Forgotten~ 1931-2012For A Wonderful Husband, Father and PapaLove knows no boundaries.... whether earthly or in his presences. Still loving and missing you as much today as one year ago. When weve there ten thousand years bright shinning as the sun Weve no less days to sing Gods praise then when weve rst begon. ~Were Dreaming Of e Day When Were Finally ere With You.~ Ph: 242-367-3200 E-mail: AbaconianNews@gmail.com 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 $105 One Spot Color $120 Full Color Ad Sizes & Rates:

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian June 15, 2014 Sports By Canishka Alexander Exciting softball games continue at the Murphy Town Ball Field every week end, and the ending of May was no excep tion. On May 30, the Creters Bulldogs showed off its national championship sta tus in a game against the DNR Sluggers. DNR was no match for the Bulldogs, who swept the game 13 to 1. The Hope Town Wreckers did not go easy on the Simple Solution Sharks in their game either. They beat the Sharks 9 to 2. The following night May 31 the Above: Oscar "Togo" Rolle, Hope Town Wreckers Pitcher, pitching to a Simple Solu tions Sharks player in their game on May 30. The Wreckers beat the Sharks 9-2. Softball action heats up Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz doubled their threat in the womens game against the Golden Harvest Major Pain. Marie Bethel, Dollz pitcher, led her team to a win with 14 runs while the Major Pains accu mulated half the amount with seven runs. Sharks and DNR, but the upper hand was given to the Sharks, who scored one extra run to settle the score at 6-5. Joshua Rolle was the winning pitcher. On June 5, the Dollz returned to the a lasting reminder that they plan to stay at the top. The Dollz scored 18 runs, and the Major Pains: four runs. The Bulldogs came out in similar fashion to demolish the Wreckers: 8 to 0. Games were rescheduled for June 7 because of heavy rains accompanied by the Bulldogs faced DNR beating them 14 roll for the night as they played against the Sharks in Game Two of the night. Sharks secured no runs while the Bulldogs domi nated with 10 runs. Earlier this month, ASA President Haziel McDonald and ASA Vice President Mark Douglas met to address a number of concerns. They reminded teams that they had been given a payment deadline for cor porate sponsorship and team player fees on April 25. Teams that did not meet the dead line were not allowed to be a part of the softball game, which led to some friction exceptions would be made in fairness to the teams that registered on time, and were games for the season. While no other teams are eligible to join the 2014 fast pitch season which of come to join teams that are already a part of the league. Womens teams are: Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz and Golden Harvest Major Pain. The mens teams are: Hope Town Wreckers, DNR Sluggers, Simple Solution Sharks and Creters Bull dogs. Both McDonald and Douglas were grateful to all corporate sponsors and fans who attend games each weekend. Live en tertainment is provided along with grilled food and drinks and giveaways. An All Abaco Softball Tournament is scheduled for June 20-21 and is open to all Bahamas softball teams. Above: Abaco Groceries Diamond Dollz Pitcher Tracey Reckley pitching to a Golden Harvest major Pain player.

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 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 The students with their chaperones, which included two Social Work students from Ryerson University Canada, stayed at the Melia Hotel on Cable Beach which they all enjoyed greatly. The athletes especially enjoyed rid ing up and down the escalators which was a new experience for them and they could not get enough of the pool. This was the dents," said Ms. De Nardin. Sports Olympics From Page 1 S e r v i n g a V a r i e t y o f F i n e C u i s i n e B a h a m i a n A m e r i c a n I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n a C h a r m i n g I s l a n d A t m o s p h e r e to secure basketball reputation By Mirella Santillo Having secured the immediate future of some of his senior players, Coach Ad derley of the Agape Christian School Ea gles is now concentrating on a new wave of players. Coach traveled on June 5 with twenty eighth Annual Hoytes (Helping Our Youth Through Education and Sports) Tourna ment which was held the weekend of June 6-8. He entered players from grade 7 to 10, in three age categories: under twelve, under fourteen and sixteen and under. The tournament, hosted by Coach Gladstone Moon McPhee, was to be an interesting challenge as 34 teams were expected: 18 teams from Grand Bahama, three teams from Bimini, eight from Abaco and seven from New Providence. best junior players to Panama during the Summer, Coach Adderley accepted the po sition of Assistant Coach for the National Team. One of those players, Davante Mox Lunsworth Lightbourn and Omar Mcken zie will also most likely become part of the National Team in the under 15 category. The four players are among the twelve best players in the country in their age group, not a small feat for such a small school as Agape Christian School. By Mirella Santillo Adderley is offering a weeklong basket ball camp that will be held at Grace Gym nasium, on the Agape Christian School Campus from June 30 to July 4. During that week, boys and girls aged 7 to 17 will be able to learn or improve basketball tactics that will bring them to wards competition status. Coach Adderley has not only enrolled the help of his Assistant Coach, Mr. God frey Rolle Sr. but has also secured the as sistance of referee Sharon Stone as well as that of CR Walker Coach, Trevor Grant Mr. Kyle Lindstead of Sunrise Christian Academy. Call 458 7014 or email coachadder ley@gmail.com to register. The cost of the camp is $75.00 for the week. Four students receive basketball scholarships to the US By Mirella Santillo The coach of the Agape Eagles, Mr. Wayde Adderley, proudly announced that four of his players who graduated on May 30 had received offers of scholarships. Godfrey Rolle Jr., who has been training with Coach Adderley for the past tian School in Kansas. According to Coach Adderley, the recruiters of Sunrise Chris tian School had noticed Godfrey Rolle at the Hugh Campbell Tournament in Nassau last February and had actively pursued the student to enroll him in their school. Sunrise Academy holds the six teenth place among the United States high schools. John Saunders, Gregory Monroe and Tadeus Edgecombe will attend St Lou is Christian Academy in Missouri, also scholarship recipients. The fact that those students are not only achievers in sports but also in aca demicsall boasting a 3.0 and above GPAwas also a great help in determining a bril liant future. Coach Adderley, who recently read justed his goals as far as training students, admitted that now winning is not his sole vision, but rather developing strong ath letes who will automatically perform well because of their intense training. He explained that his players work very hard on a nearly daily basis, train ing all year around. He invested in weight equipment that the players use before go ing on the court. losing, he explained, but about produc ing good, young men. Since he came to Agape Christian of coach, close to ten of his students were offered scholarships. Some did not take them, but one of his greatest rewards, he said, was to follow the achievement of Jaron Cornish, a former top student and ball player who is presently studying in Hialeah, Florida, at Champagnat Catholic School. He continues on track, excelling at his studies and playing such great basketball as being recruited by two divisions schools. Coach Adderley also has great hopes in the four students leaving Abaco this year towards a brand new future. who received a scholarship because of his academic achievements will attend Noble Academy in Nassau. By Canishka Alexander The Christian Counselling Centre (CCC) held its 3rd Annual Golf Tourna ment and Silent Auction on May 3 at Trea sure Cay Golf Club. Although eight golfers from Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay communities participated in the event, Rachael Johnson, CCC secretary, said that there were not as many participants as they had hoped for. Each year there are at least 15 golfers involved. She added: We also didn't do very well in the auction; we actually still have the items and we are extending the auction online on our Facebook page for persons who weren't able to attend. Nevertheless, Johnson said that the Centre is always accepting donations, so persons wanting to donate can still do so. The funds raised from our two fun draisers (the walk-a-thon and golf tourna ment) go directly to helping persons who cannot pay for the counselling service, and also our operating expenses, she ex plained. Above: Participants in the Christian Counselling Centre Treasure Cay Golf Tournament. The funds raised go towards helping persons who cannot pay for their counselling service at the Centre. Please see Golf Page 14

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WE ARE A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS 242.458.7734 mike@southislandsolar.com www.southislandsolar.com AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & SERVICES>Oil Changes >Tire Repair >Breaks >AC Service >Muer Repair >Electrical >Tune-ups >Routine Service >Driveability >Check Engine Light >Vehicle Inspection >Suspension & >Wheel Bearing Press Steering >Car Wash South Side Rd Murphy Town Anthony (General) (242) 367-6001 or (242) 646-9734 email: abacarautomotive@gmail.com Johnson ended by thanking all busi ness owners who sponsored this years event: Maxwell's Supermarket, Abaco Groceries, John Bull, Abaco Gold, Abaco asis Restaurant, Brass & Leather and Albury's Ferry. To make your donation, contact the Christian Counselling Centre at: 367-6215. Golf From Page 13 By Canishka Alexander The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) 5th Graduation Ceremony was held on June 5 at Mangoes Restaurant. This year, there were 12 gradu ates: Charles Bethel as top student; Je rome Coakley; Renard Sawyer; DShane Knowles; Andrew Bootle; Antonio Ro land; Davonte Scott; Makayle Jones-Stu art; Jaleel Johnson; Kerry Fleuridor; Tony Knowles; and Keivaugh Lakeman. The students represented Forest Heights Acad emy; Long Bay; Cyber Learning Centre; and S.C. Bootle High School. The graduation ceremony was opened tor, and complimented by the singing of the National Anthem by Akeem Adderley. Cadet DShane Knowles gave the welcome address before Anthony Hanna, BMCC in structor, addressed the audience. He spoke to the cadets on the key points of determi nation. Marques Williams, Abacos Port Administrator, was the keynote speaker. He illustrated how the shipment of goods and communication has changed the world left to right: Anthony Hanna, BMCC instructor, along with students, and on far right, Marques Williams, Port Administrator, who was Sports School & Youth News being ability to change, to adapt and to evolve. Things change or evolve constantly; we must be able to adapt to the changes. The maritime industry is no different, he said. At this very moment there are 20 million containers moving across the world. There are about 1.5 million seafar We must evolve to better ourselves. As you leave this place ready to embark on your future endeavors in this industry that changes with the tides, embrace change. Explore our global village and challenge those that oppose change. Ride the waves of success to your amazing future. Toward the end of the ceremony, ca dets were presented with awards and their Glender Knowles, BMCC Coordi nator, gave closing remarks. Assisted in Miller, Leroy Whylly, Anthony Hanna, and Torrey Forbes, Knowles shared that they had experienced yet another success ful year with the BMCC program. She was delighted that so many par ents were sensitized on how big the mari time industry is, and the opportunities available to their children. The Bahamas currently has the fourth largest ship registry in the world, so students graduated with the knowledge of the vast amount of opportunities avail able for them to pursue, she explained. time Authority, and the Bahamas govern ment for their continued support and for continuing to sponsor a wonderful program like this. Additionally, students going into Grade 7 and 8 for the 2014-2015 school year have the opportunity to sign up for the Maritime Summer Camp, which will be held from June 30 to July 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Abaco Primary School (CAPS). The program is sponsored by Campbell Shipping and Lowell J Mor timer Academy. Knowles said that because so much competition exists in the maritime indus try, they want Bahamian students to be in troduced to maritime early on, so that they too are more competitive. NOW ONLINE ONE PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! CLASSIFIEDS

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June 15, 2014 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BOATS AND MARINE BOATS AND MARINE Get Results Advertise with a Classified 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:242-4581729 or mintcoine@gmail.com 15 Whaler 2010 75 hp Mercury Engine low hours. Excellent condition asking $7,900. Call 357 6687 16 Dolphin Flats boat, with poling platform, no motor. $1,300 OBO. 2003 225hp Ya maha 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 When you place a classied ad in The Abaconian it will also be placed on our website for FREE for the same time period. SAME PRICE, MORE COVERAGE!! 17 Grady White, Doctors Tender to 50 Cruiser, Low Hours Like New, 115 HP John son, New VHF, GPS, CD, Out Riggers, Duty Paid 11K, Abaco Beach Club, 917-697-0054 Ron braces-usa@att.net 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 Equipment For Sale (1) Deawoo 450 Exca vator (2) D8 Caterpiller Bulldozer (3) Vermeer Trencher. Call 367-2833, 458-2808 or 5770245. 1986 Citroen 2CV, classic collectors car, 38K genuine miles, 60z cc, 50 MPG, galvanized chassis, all parts available. $8,000. Call 4586062 Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 3673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Sales Clerk Wanted! Between 25-30 years old with valid drivers license. Drop resume at Bar Blvd, next to Kidney Centre. 367-0500 Do You Need A Property Manager or Rental Agent? 50+ years total experience. Call 3673529 or email info@AbacoVacationPlanner. com for more information. US TAXATION FOR DUAL CITIZENS: Tax Return Preparation & Consulting, Quick books and Business Accounting. Florida Con tact: Scott Williams, CPA at 954-419-1000 Scott@JDGilbert.com and www.jdgilbert.com Items for Sale, Employment, Services, Cars & Boats Boulders for Sale. All different sizes. For more information call: 367-2833 or 458-2808 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Minimum for 3 lines of info $10 per issue Picture and 4 lines $25 B&W Additional lines at $2 per line Colored Photo additional $20 Spot Color highlight on word ing, additional $10 3673677 Email: abaconian news@gmail.com Bahama Coral Island, Hill-top with 80 ft well, Lot 17 section B subdivision 3; 12,100 sq ft with approved plans (1900 sq ft). $27, 000. 458-5807 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 Scotland 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 Bahama Coral Island, 3 bed, 2 bath house, partially furnished, washer/dryer, 10 min wald to beach. $1,800. First, last & security. Call 242-551-7522 or 458-5115 Central Pines, Spacious 2 bed, 2 bath rental. Alarm system & central A/C. Unfurnished $1000 Furnished $1,200. 699-2228 or 4269841/2 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 2 bed 2 bath house A/C, washer/dryer, generator, water included, spectacular sea views! Conveniently located, $1600. Call 367-3472 Marsh Harbour Located close to Abaco Beach Resort and Little Orchard, 3 bed, 3 4 th Long term lease. Rent includes twice month ly maid service. Available mid July. Contact 367-4485 after 5pm, 475-3392 or e-mail mel ONLY please. 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 Get Results Advertise with a Classified Marsh Harbour, Pelican Shores, 3 bed 2 bath, FW pool, Sea views, 1500SF turn key, king master suite, king guest bed and 3rd bed/ smoking home, avail now, short or long term lease $2000/mo + util. 561-248-1097 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully fur nished, washer/dryer, water included. Call 475-1266 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Turtle Rocks, between Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour. 3 bed/2 bath, fully furnished house with 1/2 acre. Short walk to private beach. $225,000 or for rent $750/mo. Call Linda 554-9580, email lindatingling@hotmail. Or, U.S. Danielle (305) 332-9587 dwebbwe dr@aol.com

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