Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: January 15, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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JANUARY 15th, 2009

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Junkanoo rushed on New Year's Day

Green Turtle Cay came alive with the beat of the Junkanoo drums
By Mirella Santillo
The New Year's Day Junkanoo Parade
on Green Turtle Cay keeps improving with
the years. This year more children were
rushing with more colorful costumes, and
a large crowd of on-lookers came from all
over Abaco to watch Junkanoo and renew
By late morning the new group of the
s jLil Island Slammers with their leader, Ar-
nold Newbold, gathered at Amy Roberts
Primary School. The children already in
costumes were outside under the almond
tree waiting to be made up, practicing with
their cow-bells or drums, the adults inside
were putting the finishing touches to their
; 1 costumes while on the adjacent lot another
group was watching the fire lit to warm the
large drums.
An early crowd was already packing the
streets of the settlement, groups of friends
talking, people queuing at the baked goods
stand, buying conch fritters, chicken din-
ners or ribs and rice among other goodies,
a famous Miss Emily's goombay smash in
their hands. They were enjoying the day
while waiting in no hurry for the colorful
parade to come down the hill.
And there they were, the children be-
hind the colorful banner followed by the
adults and the drummers. People made
space for them as they went through town
around by the waterfront, the sound of the
inner for the Junkanoo parade on Green Turtle Cay on January 1 set the pace for the dancers and drummers who fol- drums echoing in the distance. They final-

lowed. This annual parade draws spectators from all communities on Abaco to vie for space on the the narrow settlement roads.
This year more youth were involved with three groups who easily maintained the quality of their adult counterparts. Booths selling
food and drink kept the crowd well fortified.

Please see Junkanoo Page 2

Decorated Hope Town carts

competed on Boxing Day

Boxing Day in Hope Town brought out the decorated golf carts that entered a competi-
tion. Shown here is the winning cart decorated by Tambi Schweizer with Abrey and
Olivia. Their prize was 1300 gallons of water, a scarce commodity on the cays.

By Jennifer Hudson much that it has d
Hope Town's First Boxing Day Golf to make it a yearly
Cart Parade in 2007 was such a roar- Eight golf carts
ing success and everyone had so much natively decorated
fun that the organizers decided to hold
it again in 2008. Once again this past Please see Cays
Boxing Day the parade was enjoyed so

efinitely been decided
which had been imagi-
were paraded through

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Green Turtle Cay put on a good show

T e manner of te Lll Island planners featured the stylized tanamian crest. Tnis is a new
group that formed on Green Turtle Cay.

This year's Junkanoo Parade on Green Turtle Cay included many children. They per-
formed in groups by age. These are some of the intermediate aged dancers. They had
worked hard to create their costumes. They expect to compete in the Junior Junkanoo
competition to be held in Marsh Harbour on February 20.

i Constructors

These are memers of the Lil Island Slammers Junkanoo group, newly formed on Green
Turtle Cay. This year's parade was attended by fewer spectators from the mainland. It is
thought that many were not able to attend because seas were too choppy for small boats
to make the trip. But those who did make it enjoyed the event. Many took advantage of
the variety of food and drinks available at stalls along the way.

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Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-2091 / 367-3341
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January 15, 2009 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3


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January 15, 2009


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Central Abaco News

Social Services
has moved
By Mirella Santillo
As of November 1st the offices of the
Department of Social Services moved to a
new location on Don MacKay Boulevard
next to K&S Auto Service. The building,
which was more warehouse than shop, has
been completely remodeled with tile floors,
carpeting and cheerful prints. It is divided
into several offices which accommodate a
staff of six. Being on the ground floor, the
reception is now accessible to wheelchairs.
The mezzanine holds the clerical offices
and two intake rooms.
This set up, however, is temporary. Ear-
ly in the new year the large reception room

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Mrs. Barbara Williams' desk at the new offic
Department of Social Services is upstairs in th
ing next to K & S Auto Service on Don MacK
levard. She is the Executive Officer of the off

will be divided into offices and the back
rooms will become a conference room, al-
lowing for more privacy.
Social Services, under Chief Welfare
Officer Salomie Gibson, deals with many
of the socials ills of our community includ-
ing family services, community support,
school welfare, disability, rehabilitation,
welfare services, child protection and
Every Thursday there is a teenagers
counseling session for probationers con-
ducted by Pastor Erwin Baillou. This pro-
gram is overseen by Ms. Kimreese Miller
acting as probation officer. Mrs. Serena
Simms and Ms. Javotte Whylly handle
community support. Ms. Ethlyn Darville
welcomes everyone at the reception while
Mrs. Barbara Williams, the Ex-
ecutive Officer, takes care of
administrative duties and human
Radio Abaco call-in
show for fire hydrants
By Jennifer Hudson
The Rotary Club of Abaco
held a Call-in Show at Radio
Abaco on December 4 to raise
funds towards fire hydrants for
Central Abaco. Their goal was
to raise $35,000 to $40,000 be-
fore December 15. "These are
hard times, but they will be even
harder if we are hit by fire,"
stated Rotary Club member, Jo-
ce of the Ann Bradley.
ie build- Mr. Bryan Thompson, Past
nay Bou- President of the Rotary Club of
ice. Abaco, explained the purpose of

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fire hydrants. Fire hydrants will benefit ev-
eryone. We want to stress how important
it is to protect businesses. There are some
large hardware stores that contain toxic
and flammable materials which would
present great danger in the case of a fire,
and we would need to be able to deal with
such an event in a timely manner."
"Money is being raised for fire hy-
drants, a tanker truck and equipment for
the fire fighters. We are applying to Rotary
International for a competitive grant which
is better than a matching grant as it will
give leeway for more money, and we must
send in our report by December 15," stat-
ed Mr. Thompson. "Rotary International
places emphasis on assisting with projects
such as water and hunger throughout the
world and is not willing to supply funds for
a building so we are focusing of the needs
of the Fire Department other than the Fire
House. A sister club in Florida is assisting
with the grant."
The amount of $3,000 was raised by the
end of the short radio call in which brought
up to approximately $10,000 the amount
already raised. The amount which came in
as a result of the call in was considered by
Rotary members to be rather disappointing
but the reason for the slow response was
felt to possibly be because of the recent fair
and Fire House drive which people had al-

ready donated their money towards. This
drive was begun two years ago by a fire-
fighter from South Carolina who has since
returned to the United States.
Mr. Silbert Mills encouraged Haitians to
join in to donate as many fire hydrants are
needed around the Mud and Pigeon Pea.
He encouraged people to give and praised
the good work of the Marsh Harbour Vol-
unteer Fire Department describing it as "a
labour of love." "They are presently hav-
ing to man the airport with one of their fire
trucks because the government fire truck
is broken down. If there was no fire truck
there, then there would be no international
flights coming in. Firefighters are at the
airport every day," he stated. "This is a
very impressive drive and the community
and Rotary are stepping up to the plate."
Also present at the Radio Abaco Call
in was Rotarian Mr. Bill Albury, who is
heading up this drive.
Best kept
yard competition
For the second year residents of Murphy
Town and Dundas Town were invited to
participate in the Best Kept Yard compe-
tition. Sponsored by Local Government,
the Ministry of Tourism and Friends of the
Environment, the competition is aimed at

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January 15, 2009

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In support Of our 2009 Saturday March 14th

Scholarship Fund 6:00pm
Abaco Beach Resort
At the Marquee (Tent)
Week-end stay in a corner penthouse,
located 2 blocks from Central Park with Ferry service provided for
breathtaking views. (1 couple) Man-o-War and Hope Town
One week stay at a luxury 1BR condo in
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restaurants, museums, etc. (1 couple) C H
+ Cocktails Hors d'oeuvres
ROMANTIC GETAWAYS Great things to buy
Weekend and One-week stays Tons of fun!!!!
The Abaco Inn
Sea Spray Resort and Marina .
Sr rAdmission by invitation only
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Tickets for travel on Cherokee Air,
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Furniture, sculptures and lots of fun stuff If you would like to donate merchandise,
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Fishing Trips, please contact:
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Hotel Stays,
Boat Rentals, Thank you for helping send
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January 15, 2009

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More Central Abaco News

Central From Page 5
motivating people to landscape their sur-
roundings, therefore beautifying the is-
Four Murphy Town residents entered
the contest. Their yards were judged on
December 1st by a panel of local garden-
ers among them Mr. Jack Hardy, Mr.
Michael Parotti and Mrs. Judy Johnston.
Their landscaping ranged from ornamen-
tals to vegetables and native trees. Some
had a lot of flowers, some more bushes. It
was obvious that they had tried to beautify
their surroundings even if perhaps at the
last moment for some.
This year again, the first prize went to
Mrs. Paula Rolle, who had kept her gar-
den in top condition from last year. She

received $350 compliments of Local Gov-
ernment. The check was handed to her
niece at the Murphy Town Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony. Mrs. Susan Knowles
placed second and was awarded $250 do-
nated by the Royal Bank of Canada and
Mrs. Gwen Carey took the third place and
was given a gift certificate from AID val-
ued at $150. Another contestant was Mrs.
Ulamae Gomez.
Three Dundas Town residents entered
the contest. The judging took place on
December 8th with Mr. Jack Hardy as
head judge. He was helped by Mrs. Bev-
erley Rolle and Mrs. Mirella Santillo. It
was a difficult decision as the yards of all
three contestants looked very nice. Mrs.
Nikia Williams had more flowers as well
as an outside patio with garden furniture
and a tool shed, all very neat. Mrs. Le-

nora Black's surrounding looked more like
a natural old-fashioned garden with lots
of native bushes and flowering creepers,
while Mr. Freddy Jones' yard was land-
scaped more with trees and pathways than
flowers, with trimmed hedges and painted
driveway. The final decision was rendered
in favor of Mrs. Williams, who received
the first prize of $350 on December 10th
at the Dundas Town Christmas tree Light-
ing Ceremony. Mr. Jones came second
and was given a check for $250 by Mrs.
Iris Henshall on behalf of First Caribbean
Bank. Mrs. Black received a prize for third
place, $150 from Commonwealth Bank.

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Paula Rolle won first place in the Best Kept Yard competition in Murphy Town. She was
presented with $350 that was given by the Murphy Town Town Committee. Ms. Rolle won
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The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
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The Editor Say

1\1-r 4 If us

Forty-nine years ago Snake Cay be-
came the commercial and industrial center
of Abaco with the arrival of the 380-foot
Robert Fulton. The Owens-Illinois logging
operation brought the renovated side-wheel
steamboat to be its operations center.
The boat docked there just before
Christmas in 1959, and within a few days
it opened for business. Moving the logging
operation from Grand Bahama to Abaco
was an epic event and contributed heavily
the economic foundation for the modern
Abaco we enjoy today.
In 1958 the Marsh Harbour airport
opened, but there was no visitor traffic of
consequence as there were very limited fa-
cilities for visitors. A popular Sunday pas-
time for Marsh Harbour residents was to
go to the airport and watch the lone passen-
ger plane come and go. On landing, pas-
sengers often went to the aircraft's cargo
door to watch for their luggage, either to
see that it came off or that it stayed on as
In mid-1959 Marcel Maury bought and
converted the large residence of Brigadier
Robbins into the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge. The same year Albury's Ferry be-
gan serving Man-O-War and Elbow Cay
with daily ferry service. The Great Abaco
Hotel opened with 20 rooms in Marsh Har-
bour in mid-1960 by Betsner and Shaff.
Prior to 1960 there were no roads con-
necting the various settlements on Abaco.
The longest road was a one-lane track to
Mr. Crockett's farm south of the Marsh
Harbour airport. It continued, in a less
improved state, to Big Mangrove where
Cherokee could be seen far across the shal-
low water.
Hope Town was the center of govern-
ment for Central Abaco. Based there were
the commissioner, police, government
nurse, Methodist minister and Abaco's
most powerful telegraph station connecting
to Nassau. Most of these positions were
moved to Marsh Harbour in late 1960 or
early 1961.
It was the Snake Cay logging operation
that established an extensive road network,
eventually connecting all the towns on
Abaco from Cooper's Town south except

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Cherokee which had to wait more than 20
years for its road.
The arrival of the Robert Fulton was an
epic event for several reasons. First, it was
quite a sight on the Abaco coastline, an
authentic Hudson River side-wheel steam-
boat. The two activities on the first level
were of interest to almost everyone, the
general store and the clinic.
The well stocked commissary was the
island's first supermarket, at least in com-
parison to the petty shops found in Marsh
Harbour, Hope Town and the other settle-
ments. A substantial store was required to
supply the needs of 500 employees and their
families. For the first time, Abaco residents
could buy fresh milk, ice cream, fresh and
frozen meat, a variety of produce and an
extensive selection of dry groceries. Abaco
people quickly took to this new arrival.
There was an exchange of cultures as
Marsh Harbour people could now buy
Dandee sliced bread in a cellophane wrap-
per while the newly arrived supervisory
employees welcomed their trips into Marsh
Harbour to buy Bunyan Key's freshly
baked bread.
Within a few days of the Fulton's arrival,
Dr. Gottlieb and family arrived. He was fa-
miliar with the clinic on the Fulton, having
worked in it for several years while the Ful-
ton was at Riding Point on Grand Bahama.
He began seeing patients within days of the
boat's arrival. Abaco had its first trained
doctor and all the area's pent-up ailments
could now be professionally treated. Some-
what like the present practice of combining
a shopping and medical trip to West Palm
Beach, so did families go to Snake Cay for
groceries and a visit to the doctor.
The clinic was located at the foot of
the wide staircase leading to the upper
decks where offices and living quarters
were located. This convenient staircase al-
lowed patients to wait, like football fans on
bleachers, for their turn to be called. Visit-
ing the doctor was a major social event for
some persons. Owens Illinois later leased
Crown Land and built the clinic building
in Marsh Harbour for Dr. Gottlieb. This
building remains on the side street across
from Lowe's Pharmacy and is now used as
a library.
The steel hull of the Robert Fulton began
showing its 57 years of service while float-
ing at the Snake Cay dock. It became more
difficult to keep it afloat although different
strategies were attempted. One involved a
layer of cement in the bilges in an effort
to stop the continual leaking. Finally, the
boat was filled in all around with crushed
rock, making it landlocked and immune to
serious problems of a leaking bilge. Even
then, a large electric pump ran continu-
ously keeping the water in the bilges at an
acceptable level.
In 1966 the pulpwood operation moved
to Andros. Agreements with government
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required that it be removed or be demol-
ished at the conclusion of the pulpwood
operation. Had our tourism sector been as
vibrant back then as it is now, the Robert
Fulton may have been viewed differently
and might have had a continued role to
play. However, it was burned, leaving a
steel hull which was bulldozed and trucked
into the woods, leaving nothing but photo-
graphs of its role here.
The pulpwood operation played a minor
role in Abaco's tourism expansion. Owens-
Illinois executives and their families from
Toledo, Ohio, would visit, staying in the
Great Abaco Hotel or perhaps in the Hope
Town Harbour Lodge. A few built winter
homes, one in Treasure Cay and two in
Hope Town that we are aware of.
On the departure of the pulpwood op-
eration to Morgan's Bluff on Andros, con-
sultants recommended that the company
raise sugar cane and establish a sugar mill.
World prices were about 5 cents per pound
and the Bahamas was lobbying for a 20,000
ton annual quota to export sugar into the
States at a subsidized price of 20 cents per
pound. Some of the infrastructure required
by the sugar project were in place, left by
the departing pulpwood operation: housing
at Snake Cay and Spring City, a functional
deep-water dock, and an extensive road
Sugar harvests were made in 1969 and
1970 with raw sugar being shipped to a
refinery in Savannah, Georgia, but Owens
Illinois shut the mill down after the 1970
harvest due to a variety of reasons.
Rainfall for the two years was not as
high as anticipated
Operating expenses were far greater
than projected. For instance, on start-up,a
boiler exploded at the mill. Then during
the mechanical harvest a discarded D8 axle
got into the mill with a load of sugar cane.
It did not yield any sugar, but it managed
to bend a set of 30-ton rollers. These and

other problems were expensive to fix.
Sugar experts joined the staff, hired
from Louisiana, South Florida and Cuba,
to manage the project. However, growing,
harvesting and milling procedures were
different for each area. Management had
trouble putting it all together. The par-
ent company could not step in and help as
sugar was an entirely new venture. Other
challenges included
The world sugar price fell to around
two cents per pound.
The U.S. Congress cut the Bahamian
sugar quota.
The Bahamian government was not
overly helpful.
Finally, the parent company in Toledo
decided to cut their losses and call it quits.
The mill closing was hard on Abaco, and
particularly hard on Cherokee. Fishermen
there had sold their fishing boats to take
steady, good paying jobs at the nearby
mill. However, they were not prepared
to return to the sea after being exposed to
steady work and pay.
The ever expanding economy of Abaco
flattened somewhat for several years after
the mill closed, but it was during this in-
terval that Abaco's tourism boom began to
With the sale of the Owens Illinois as-
sets to government in the mid-1970s,
Snake Cay became government property.
It has lain fallow for over 30 years but has
recently caught the attention of developers
and concerned nature lovers.
Today Snake Cay is a deserted outpost,
a mere skeleton of its glory days. It and the
surrounding wetlands are now being court-
ed, coveted and considered by a variety of
interests as to its future role. Snake Cay
does have a bright future, but it is unclear
at this moment what that role will be. The
future for it and the surrounding wetlands
seems to be destined, one way or another,
to be kept in its present pristine condition.

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The Robert Fulton was a majestic side-wheel excursion ship on the Hudson River that
cruised between New York City and Albany. It was refitted as the headquarters for the
Bahamas operation of Owens Illinois and had offices, a general store, a clinic and apart-
ments for Owens Illinois personnel. It is shown here after it was landlocked with fill at
Snake Cay.

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A couple of cottage
industry ideas
Dear Editor,
I am a graphic artist here on Cape Cod
and my husband, Rob, built a solar, cistern
house on the crest of Little Harbour.
I just read the Abaconian with an article
on Abaco needing economic development.
I am an avid gardener and two years ago
I came upon a tropical plant called "Stevia"
which I grew as an annual. It's an herb
that is 10 times sweeter than sugar but it
doesn't cause cavities or raise the blood
sugar. It works better in liquids than solids
but that's still quite an extensive market. It
is widely used in Europe and accounts for
a third of the sweetener market in Japan.
It is not approved by the US FDA, prob-
ably because of other sweetener lobbyists
but can be found in organic stores as an
"herbal supplement." My husband, Rob,

read that Pepsi is trying to get the FDA
to approve Stevia as a food so it can use
Stevia as a sweetener and compete with all
the "healthy" drinks. Pepsi is giving cut-
tings to tropical countries to grow. It is a
tropical herb, but since Abaco seems to be
warmer than Florida, I wonder if would
survive year round on Abaco. If not grown
on a grand scale, it would make a nice cot-
tage industry where folks could put row
covers on them if frost threatened.
I am also going to write Pinewoods
Nursery to see if they could order a few
plants as I don't think I can bring them in
through Customs. Here is a link to a story
on this:
freedom/articles/stevia derivative to be-
My second idea is a salt works. Last

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Page 8 Section A

January 15, 2009

Traditional Junakanoo on GTC is on January 1

By Annabelle Cross
The Little Island Slammers Junkanoo
group has worked throughout the year
to design and paste the costumes for the
2009 parade. Those up early enough can
find Arnold, Willard, Mikey and Leland
already in the "shack" listening to Junk-
anoo music as they work. The sounds of
the drums and cowbells are heard early in
the evening as they practice. The music
is as important as the costumes! Their ef-
forts paid off and people lined the street on
New Year's Day waiting for the parade to
begin. The parade started on the hill and
made its way down the main street, around
the freight dock and back up the waterfront
to the basketball court. The color coordi-
nated costumes were beautiful and the little
girls looked lovely in their little matching

skirts and shoulder pieces dancing ahead of
drummers and cowbellers in red satin suits!
New Year's Day was windy and the wind
presented a challenge to those who wore
the big, heavy shoulder and head pieces!
After one lap around town the group per-
formed on the basketball court. The crowd
following the parade did not seem as big
this year as in previous years, but the food
vendors all seemed busy through the after-
New Year's celebrations did not end with
Junkanoo. After a chance to eat a quick
dinner and grab some warmer clothes, ev-
eryone headed to Settlement Point for the
firework display. The local volunteer fire
department raised funds to purchase the
fireworks for the annual display. It was
an impressive display that began at 8 p.m.

The night sky was lit up as huge fire works
exploded in the air. The echoes could be
heard all over the island as the loud ones
exploded. A special thank you goes to the
Junkanoo committee and the volunteer
fire department for their hard work each

year to make New Years Day exciting and
memorable for the community and all of
our visitors!
It is now quiet again and time to go back
to school and the regular routine.

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dancers as they went through town. Many joined in the festivities as the parade started at
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Junkanoo starts the year with bright colour

Crowds lined the narrow streets and covered any available viewing site. Here the crowds
are covering the old goal waiting for the dancers to arrive.

Three groups of dancers were made up entirely of girls. This is the oldest group enjoying
the rhythm of the drummers behind them.
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Cays From Page 1
the town area beginning at the ball park
and progressing up past the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge, then down back through
town returning to the ball park where
prizes were presented. The judging cat-
egories were Most Original, Most Festive
and Most Bahamian. The overall winner
received the grand prize of 1300 gallons of
water (which is a very precious commod-
ity in Hope Town). The second prize win-
ner received a donation of $100, and every
entrant was lucky enough to win a prize
which included three daily golf cart rentals
and lunches at various resorts. "The whole
event was great fun, and we ended with

a grand bake sale at the ball park," said
organizer Wanda Sweeting.
The event was sponsored by the Con-
cerned Citizens' Watch of Hope Town, a
volunteer group which was started in 2007.
The vision of the group is to help preserve
the safe, crime-free town that they have all
grown to love and enjoy and keep it that
way for their children to enjoy for years to
come. As well as working to control crime,
the group focuses on positive things for the
community to do. In addition to the Golf
Cart Parade, the group organized Christ-
mas caroling and a souse-out on December
16 and has organized beach clean-ups and
placement of public garbage bins.

Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Another year has passed and 2009 may
be a year of uncertainty due to economic
instability around the world. However, we
must count our blessings and if we stop
for just a few minutes, we can think of the
many blessings of the past year. We were
spared from the wrath of a major hurricane
and were able to help hurricane victims in
Inagua, Turks & Caicos and Haiti. New,
healthy babies were welcomed and gradua-
tions and marriages celebrated.
The 2008 Island Roots Heritage Festi-
val and Regatta Time In Abaco brought
many visitors to the island and were very
successful. Local government election ran
smoothly and the council's budget was
increased! A new playground at Amy
Roberts Primary made the students very
happy and the PTA should be very proud
of their efforts. The new St. Peter's Angli-
can Church, with its beautiful stained glass
windows is almost complete and we look
forward to the dedication service in 2009.
We still live a peaceful life compared to so

many in our country and around the world
and for this we feel especially blessed!
Holiday events
The weeks leading up to Christmas were
very busy with school, church and commu-
nity celebrations. The annual Tree Lighting
Service was held at Quincentennial Park on
December 6th. The Administrative Build-
ings and grounds were all decorated and
those in attendance enjoyed carol singing
and the Christmas message. Refreshments
were served and the children were treated
to a visit from Santa who passed out holi-
day treats.
Amy Roberts Primary held a Christmas
Recital at The Miracle Church of God and
each grade entertained the packed church
with carols and poems. District Superinten-
dent Lenora Black was in attendance and
spoke briefly. The concert ended with the
entire student body singing popular carols
with Mr. Robert DeMario accompanying
on the guitar. Refreshments and Christmas

Please see Cays Page 14

Under all the decorations shown here is a golf cart decorated for the Boxing Day Golf
Cart Parade. Residents and visitors enjoyed decorating them in this now annual event on
Elbow Cay.

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and surrounding cays. This 2,500 house, 2 bedroom cottage, garage,
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cards designed by the students were on sale
after the concert.
The Methodist Church held its annual
Candlelight Service early in the month.
This holiday service began many years ago
and is one of the few that has continued ev-
ery year. The Gospel Chapel held a Sunday
School Program and a Cantata. The New
Plymouth Community Fellowship Church
held youth programs at its new location in
what was once the Sea View Restaurant.
At a time when everyone is so busy, these
traditional programs make us stop and re-
member the true meaning of Christmas.
After the summer of 2008 it was very
quiet on Green Turtle Cay. School was back
in session and everyone back into a rou-

tine. This traditionally quiet time seemed
extra quiet and everyday the news remind-
ed us that it may be quiet for a long time.
However, the holiday events livened up the
town and by the weekend after Christmas
the town was busy again. Again this year
many visitors chose Green Turtle Cay as
the place to ring in the New Year. At the
stroke of midnight church bells rang, fire
crackers popped and fireworks exploded
to welcome 2009. Celebrations continued
into the wee hours of the morning at local
night clubs and parties.
The local churches held their annual
"Watch Night" services on New Year's
Eve. For most churches the service ends at
midnight. After midnight groups gathered
either at the basket ball court or the park-
ing lot at Sid's Grocery to enjoy traditional

The parishoners of St. Peter's Anglican Church on Green Turtle Cay have rebuilt their
building. The new structure is a beautiful addition to their town and will be dedicated
later this year. It has been under renovation for many months.

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souse and johnnycake. We should all be
grateful to live in a community where it is
still safe to gather outdoors at all hours of
the day and night while our children play
freely in the street. After the celebrations
it was off to bed for a few hours before
Wine Tasting will benefit
Island Roots Festival
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee will host An Evening Under the
Stars at the Green Turtle Club on January

17th at 6:30 p.m. This event will be un-
der the patronage of The Prime Minister of
The Bahamas, the Hon. Hubert Ingraham.
The evening is sponsored by Burns House
and complimentary wines and sparkling ci-
ders will be served with a huge selection of
hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $40 in advance
and are available from committee mem-
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Island Roots Heritage Festival to be held in

Please see Cays Page 15

Guana Cay students perform for Christmas
r I ri. 4lPA1 s The Great Guana Cay
l ..., All-Age School cel-
Sebrated the Yuletide
Season with a short
km Christmas program on
December 12. Three
students, Ghannen Lowe,
Chloe Bethel and Mi-
rabelle Adams, per-
formed by reciting po-
3 ems and Bible verses to
an audience of parents
and well-wishers. The
program was enriched
by traditional Christ-
mas carols which were
adapted by parent and
music director Michael
Adams to suit the Gua-
na Cay location. Also
in attendance were District Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black; Education Officers,
Ms. Felamease Sawyer and Mr. Kenneth Romer; and Hope Town District Councillor,
Mr. Glenn Laing. Cheerful Christmas accessories were created by Teacher Diane Wil-
liams and Mrs. Anyes Adams. Music accompaniment was by Mr. Michael Adams, who
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Cays From Page 14
May. Ferry service will be available from
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Man-O-War School has had an exciting
first term. Our students are doing well,
and many of them are involved in extra-
curricular activities such as music, sailing
and various clubs. One of their favourite
things to do is sing, and we have had the
chance to use their talent at several events
during this past month. On December 5th
our students sang several songs at the Min-
istry of Education's Christmas programme
at the Church of God in Dundas Town.

They also sang for their parents at the end-
of-term Christmas party and performed at
a local church programme as well.
Speaking of Christmas, we would like
to thank all those who have helped at the
school this term. We would especially like
to thank our volunteers, including Brianna
Maxwell, a home-schooler from Scotland
Cay who spends two days a week assisting
our principal. A special note of thanks goes
to the homeowners of that island who gave
books, school supplies and a generous cash
donation. Last, but certainly not least, we
would like to thank Commonwealth Bank
for its gift of a laptop computer and an
LCD projector. We are so blessed here at
our school, and it is because of people like

The Man-O-War School students enjoy singing, particularly at Christmas time. Here
they are perfoming at the island-wide Christmas Carol service held at the Dundas Town
Church of God on December 5.

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Marsh Harbour has been promised a new
runway at the airport for years and finally
the runway has been completed, but the
opening of this new runway is still up in the
air as there are no runway lights. And the
new terminal is not being talked about.
However, for the continual development
of Abaco as a tourist destination of choice,
the opening of this runway is paramount
and needs to be done so in a timely fash-
ion. Already Net Jets, a leading private jet
company, is refusing to land at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport because of
damage to its planes caused by the condi-
tions of the current runway. At this time
they are flying only into Treasure Cay.
Representative for South Abaco, Mr.
Edison Key said, "I don't know exactly the
time frame for the runway to be opened,
but I think it will be in the first or sec-
ond quarter of 2009. It is very important
for the runway to open because you have
Baker's Bay and Winding Bay and all the
cays where there are hundreds of second
homeowners and it is important to them.
The new runway will play a major role in
the development of Abaco," he added.
If guests have to fly into Treasure Cay
and pay hundreds of dollars just to get to
the Abaco Club or over a hundred dollars
to get into Marsh Harbour just to start their
vacation, it will definitely make a number
of them reconsider how many times they
visit Abaco. Then there is the inconve-
nience of the extra half an hour drive just
to reach their desired destination.
Faron Sawyer, who owns Cherokee
Aviation, will take a major hit as Net Jets
is one of the larger contributors to his busi-
ness. With Net Jets already stopping their


flights into Marsh Harbour, the fear is oth-
er jet services will join in their refusal to
land in Marsh Harbour until the new run-
way is opened.
The new runway is 6,100 feet long,
compared to the 4,500-foot-long runway
already in place.
Outgoing Director of the Abaco Tourist
Office, Don Cornish, said it would be nice
if the legacy carriers could bring their larg-
er jets in but Abaco also needs the hotel
capacity to accommodate the added tourists
if the airlift does come. So the infrastruc-
ture has to be put in first before Abaco can
attract the larger numbers on a consistent
basis. In order for the Abaco tourism prod-
uct to increase and to improve, air capacity
needs to increase.
Mr. Cornish said for now they are hop-
ing the runway can be done in the coming
months and that everything can be finished
before the end of 2009.
Mr. Cornish said, "I think it is impor-
tant for the new runway to open, and we
will be looking for air capacity in our plan-
ning. The legacy carriers in particular are
going to be concerned about the narrow
window we are giving them to bring their
aircraft in.
"Most of the flights originating in South
Florida in particular are into Abaco and
out before official sundown. So persons
coming from the west coast or Canada are
going to find it difficult getting to Abaco
without spending a night in South Florida.
It takes a travel-savvy person to know what
to do. So as we look for new business, the
airport becomes increasingly important.
If we are able to provide night flying, the
legacy companies can come in on a more
relaxed schedule," he concluded.


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BAIC is encouraging more Bahamians to farm

By Julian Lockhart
The majority of produce consumed in
The Bahamas has to be shipped in from
foreign markets, as The Bahamas has yet to
consistently produce a stream of top notch
produce to
the market.
Chairman of
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and Industri-
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tion (BAIC),
Mr. Edison
Key, is hop-
Edison Key, MP ing to chane
Chairman of BAIC this wi th a
new agriculture mandate and the designa-
tion of hundreds of acres of land on Abaco
for the sole purpose of farming.
Bahamians have never been able to farm
on a consistent basis in The Bahamas be-
cause of the lack of nutrients in the soil, the
thin top soil and how expensive the product
is when it gets to the open market compared
to the same product that is shipped in.
Mr. Key, who is also the Member of
Parliament for South Abaco, said, "I am

executive chairman of the Bahamas Agri-
cultural and Industrial Corporation and the
Prime Minister has mandated the Ministry
of Agriculture and Marina Resources along
with BAIC to fast forward the agricultural
sector and food security for the country.
"Here on Abaco we are laying out a
square mile, which is 640 acres, just south
of Spring City into agricultural plots.
Shortly after the first of the year these will
be made available for serious persons only
to be able to lease a plot of land. We also
have 500 acres in the Normans Castle area,
and we have completed the survey and field
layout in that area as well, so we are ready
to roll," he added.
The land is broken up into five to ten
acre plots, and there will be an initial price
for the survey and lay-out of the field.
Then the price will be $25 per acre each
year after that. Mr. Key said anyone who
is interested in series farming is welcome
to contact BAIC and sign up for a parcel of
land and help feed the nation themselves.
BAIC will help with the initial set-up,
training and purchasing of equipment to
give any interested farmers a head start.
One of the problems in the past is that

too many farmers were planting the same
produce and thus flooding the markets with
too much of the same product, thus creat-
ing a problem. BAIC needs to ensure that
different farmers or different islands plant
products that will supplement each other
and not compete against other farmers.
Also the prices have to be comparable to
those shipped in from overseas. Otherwise
the consumer will buy what is best for their
pocketbooks instead of buying Bahamian.
Government did pass a law that forced
consumers to buy chicken at home to sup-
port the local chicken farmers and the same
may have to be done to ensure the purchase
of local produce.

Mr. Key said, "We are looking at Abaco
and Andros and other islands that we can
develop mechanized farming. BAIC has
some 10,000 acres south of Spring City all
around the marls and into the sugarcane ar-
eas that are all prepared and all we have to
do is put the machines in there and you are
ready to go. It is going to be important that
Abaco and Andros become the catalyst to
feed the nation. The first thing we will do
is make land available. Then we will pur-
chase the farm tractors and implements for
the tractors. We will also be able to teach
the young people here who have never had
any experience in farming to make sure
they do things right," he concluded.

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January 15, 2009

Elizabeth Pitcairn Performed at Pete's Pub

By Jennifer Hudson
The gallery at Pete's Pub rang out with
the beautiful sounds of violin music once
again on New Year's Eve when Elizabeth
Pitcairn, now an internationally acclaimed
performing and recording artist, performed
for family and friends as she has done as
a New Year's tradition since the age of 12
years. What a wonderful privilege it is to
be able to listen to such a talented inter-
national artist on the island of Abaco and
how generous of her to share her talent in
this way. People stood spellbound as she
displayed her virtuosity on the instrument
and a group of very young children sat
Ms. Pitcairn was introduced by her
former violin teacher, Mr. Robert Lip-
sett, music professor at the University of
Southern California who presented her as
his "prize student" and his pride in her was
evident as he watched her performance.
"This New Year's Eve performance is
very special for me as 2009 is a special
year," said Ms. Pitcairn. "My father first
came and looked at Bridge's Cay in 1958
and then purchased the cay in 1959 so this
year will mark 50 years of being on the
cay," she explained. "It has been great to
grow up in such a wonderful community
with Pete and his sons as neighbours." It
has become a tradition for family, along
with Ms. Pitcairn's former teacher and
other friends, to spend the holiday on the
Ms. Pitcairn's recital began and ended
with pieces by Paganini, who is known for
his fiendishly difficult compositions for the
violinist. These were interspersed with a
Gypsy Air by the Spanish composer Pablo
de Sarasate which also displayed Ms. Pit-
cairn's tremendous virtuosity. Everyone

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Elizabeth Pitcarin with her violin

in the gallery was standing for the perfor-
mance as there is no seating but had we
not already been on our feet I know every-
one would have risen in a standing ovation
as there were shouts of "encore" as soon
as the last note was played. Ms. Pitcairn
obliged with a spectacular performance of
Paganini's Perpetual Motion which did in-
deed keep her fingers and bow flying.

This celebrated violin virtuoso is the
proud and privileged owner of the legend-
ary 1720 "Red Mendelssohn" Stradivarius
violin. It is called the "Red Mendelssohn"
because of its unusual red colour and was
made by the Italian violin maker, Antonio
Stradivarius, the most renowned violin
maker of all time. Soon after it was made
this violin appeared to vanish and no one
knows where it went or to whom it belonged
for more than 200 years until it was discov-
ered in the possession of a member of the
Mendelssohn family in the 1930s. In 1990
it was sold at a Christie's auction in Lon-
don for $1.7m which is the highest price
ever paid at auction for a musical instru-
ment. It was stated after the auction,"The
buyer is an American who does not wish to
be identified." The buyer was, in fact, Ms.
Pitcairn's grandfather who presented it to
his extremely delighted granddaughter for
her 16th birthday.
At her Pete's Pub concert Ms. Pitcairn
played on a more modern violin as the hu-
midity of the Bahamas is too detrimental
to stringed instruments to risk bringing the
Strad but for most of her concerts she per-
forms with her Stradivarius.
Various people speculated as to what had
happened to the violin during its "missing"
years and one of these people was Fran-
cois Girard whose speculations provided
the narrative for the 1999 Academy Award
winning movie, The Red Violin. The film
tells the story of a violin and its many
owners spanning three centuries and five
countries and which received its red colour
from the blood of the violin maker's wife
who died during childbirth and which was
mixed with the varnish. Ms. Pitcairn is one
of very few artists who performs the Red
Violin Chaconne from the sound track of

the movie.
Ms. Pitcairn is looking forward to a
full year of international engagements and
within the first few months of 2009 she
will perform in various locations within
the United States, beginning with a per-
formance at the World Financial Centre
in New York. At the end of January she
will make her debut as soloist with the ac-
claimed Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra,
then onto the United Kingdom and Sweden
where she is excited to be performing a
violin concerto commissioned especially
for her by Swedish composer Tommie
Haglund with the Helsingborg Symphony
A line of the most delicious assorted
dark chocolates is now being marketed by
Ms. Pitcairn. These chocolates, which are
produced in Ecuador by her chocolatier
cousin, are presented in a "Red Violin"
box featuring a picture of Ms. Pitcairn with
her Stradivarius. I can personally vouch
for how delectable these chocolates are as
Ms. Pitcairn kindly presented me with a
box which she signed. They are available
for purchase in the Gallery at Pete's Pub
along with several of her CD's and copies
of the movie "The Red Violin" which is
well worth viewing if you haven't done so
Our thanks to Ms. Pitcairn for a very
special New Year's Eve treat.

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The funeral service for Angeletta Rob-
erts, 50, of Sandy Point, was held on De-
cember 27 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in
Sandy Point. Rev. Napoleon Roberts of-
ficiated assisted by other ministers. Inter-
ment followed in the Sandy Point Public
She is survived by children Shantell
Roberts, Shadell McKinney, Shakan-
lia Deveaux, Shawn and John Roberts
and Gregory Deveaux Jr.; grandchildren
Kesean, Tysean, Vashawna and Shavan-
tae; stepchildren Simone and Vincinette;
sisters Cynthia and Denise McKinney;
brother Eric Roberts; adopted brothers
Lowell and Emery Burrows; nieces Cy-
niqua, Daiesha and Danisha; nephews
Tahron and Tahran Edgecombe; adopted
nieces Lanette and Florence; aunts Jenni-

mae, Louise and Muriel; daughter-in-law
Valencia Roberts; adopted sister-in-law
Arnette Burrows; godchildren Ralph, Al-
vin and Bradley, Jr.; cousins Ella, Sheila,
Glen, Janet, Shirley, Nelson, Tyrone,
Charlotte, Gertrude, Myra, Claudia, Cal-
vinique, Tyrika, Angelo, Jr., Ezra, Lin-
coln, Tamara, Delphine, Deon, Gregory,
Timothy, Charles, Raymond, Naydean
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Deveaux, Sr.; and many other relatives
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Club News

Rotary's end
of year 2008
By Mirella Santillo
The end of a year is always a busy time
for Rotarians on Abaco. This year was not
any different. A very well attended Thanks-
giving dinner, well prepared by Rotarians
was held on November 25th. Apart from a
couple of other fund raising functions, the
last few weeks of the year were dedicated
mostly to the bell ringing which started on
November 14th, ending with food pack-
ing and distribution of parcels throughout
There was a record number of people
needing food this year, but whatever was
not collected through bell ringing was

supplemented by kind donations from the
community, enough to buy dry food items
and chickens to fill 164 parcels which were
delivered by Rotarians. The packing took
place on December 16th. Nearly all the club
members attended; they were helped in their
efforts by several students of the St. Francis
de Sales' Interact Club. So the whole op-
eration was accomplished in no time. There
were pizza and drinks to fuel the efforts; it
turned out to be a very convivial evening.
Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley chose that evening to
announce that the community had pledged
$40,000 dollars towards the Fire Hydrants
Project, a cause to which she actively put
her efforts from the beginning.
Nearly three years ago the Rotary Club
of Abaco decided to apply for a grant from

One of the major events of the Rotary Club of Abaco is raising money for purchasing
food for the needy. Bell ringing outside the major businesses in Marsh Harbour began in
November and continuted for a month when members boxed the food ready for delivery.
Shown here are Abaco's Police Chief, Supt. Sean Norville-Smith; Administrator Cephas
Cooper; Social Services Director Salomie Gibson; and contributor Freddie Mclntosh.

Rotary International to buy and install more
fire hydrants in Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town and Murphy Town. The Marsh Har-
bour Volunteer Fire Department helps fight
the many fires plaguing the island, Months
later, after all the necessary documents had
been compiled and sent, the answer came
back suggesting that the club apply for a
competitive grant which, if granted, would
allow for the purchase not only of over 50
fire hydrants but also a fire truck and much
needed equipment for the firefighters.
The requisite for that grant was financial
community participation. And now over
$40,000 dollars has been pledged by a va-
riety of business and professional people,
hardware stores, insurance companies,
lawyers, small businesses and more.
On December 13th
the Rotary Club ran
the bar at the Christ-
mas Festival and there
again many members
lent a hand to set up
and serve drinks.
On a more personal
touch, Rotary provided
help to two Abaconians
faced with hardship
this year. Mrs. Cynthia
Curry, who lost her
house and her furniture
in a fire in April was
provided with a refrig-
erator, compliments of
Abaco Hardware, the President of Rota
Rotary Club and Aba- a check from Bil
co Insurance Company co branch of Bah
now that her home has BREA's contribut
been rebuilt. Several ply for a grant fo
Rotary Clubs of The Abaco.

Bahamas, including Abaco, each donated
$500 towards the purchase of an artificial
leg for Mr. Joseph Sawyer, who had lost
a limb to complications or diabetes in the
During the last part of the year, two
distinguished speakers were invited to vis-
it from Nassau. On November 25th Mr.
Roger Kelty talked about "everything you
always wanted to know about Rotary, but
were afraid to ask." Mr. Kelty, a past pres-
ident of the Nassau East Rotary Club and a
former Vice-principal at Queen's College
was well acquainted to some of the local

Please see Clubs Page 27

ary Club, Mike Malone, is shown accepting
1 Thorndycraft representing BREA, the Aba-
iamas Real Estate Association. The check is
ion to the fund Rotary nneded to raise to ap-
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members. He taught Mr. "Lil" Bill Al-
bury, Rev. Charles Carey and a guest, Mr.
Robert Pinder, when they were students at
the Queen's College. Dabbing his speech

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The Rotary Club of Abaco honoured David
him a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award
offers. Mr. Mike Malone, President of the C
him with his certificate.

with humor and jokes, Mr. Kelty told the
audience about the history and the meaning
of Rotary.
The second speaker was another Rotar-
ian on December 9th, Mrs. Yvette Bethell
informed the club members about the vari-
ous scholarships of-
fered by Rotary, among
them Ambassadorial
Scholarships, available
for one or two years
and the Georgia Rotary
Scholarship. She out-
lined in detail the scope
of the programs and
the eligibility require-
ments. More informa-
tion can be obtained at
< rotaryscholarbaha-
mas@gmail.com >
The Christmas din-
ner was held on De-
cember 23rd. Although
quite a few members
had left town already,
many remaining mem-
bers brought guests,
Ralph by naming thus contributing to a
the Rotary Club healthy crowd. For-
lub, is presenting mer Administrator Mr
Everett Hart, his wife

and his sister were among them and two
vacationing Rotarians from New Jersey,
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hyman also joined the
event. And quite an event it was, as two
inductions were celebrated that evening.
Mr. David Ralph, owner of The Abaco-
nian, became a Paul Harris Fellow, and
Mr. Desmond Bootle became the newest
club member.
On a sadder note Mr. Don Cornish an-
nounced his resignation as Club Secretary.
He is leaving Abaco to pursue a career as
an island administrator after a six month
training period in Nassau.

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Letters From Page 8
summer I evaporated all the salt I would
need for a year off my back deck in a few
glass dishes here in New England. Has
anyone thought to make Abaco natural sea
salt? With the right packaging (and testing
for any harmful metals, etc.) it would also
be a creative souvenir.
Jill Maraghy
Supports making
Snake Cay area a
national park
To Whom It May Concern:
For the past 20 years I have been lobby-
ing the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisher-
ies via letters, meetings, phone calls and
emails to protect the Snake Cay creek area.
I am in total agreement with Friends of the
Environment and the Bahamas National
Trust to designate the area in question as a
Bahamas National Trust Park. This is the
only way it can be properly protected. The
protection of the Snake Cay creek system
would be a huge accomplishment for the
future of Abaco as well as a positive mes-
sage to all of The Bahamas.
I understand that the area will be desig-
nated a National Park, but that recreational
and cultural activities like fishing, conch-
ing, boating and bonefishing will still be
allowed. I am in agreement with the idea
that the main purpose of this proposed park
would be to protect the area as a cultural
reserve to ensure that it remains a healthy
breeding, nursery and juvenile habitat area
for reef fish and marine life as well as be-
ing home to numerous native trees and bird
populations. This marine life is extremely
important to the Abaco fishing and tourist
industries. The area would also provide a
much needed site for eco-tourism opportu-

nities that will create sustainable jobs for
Bahamians and compliment the already
thriving tourism industry in Abaco.
I beg the Prime Minister to approve the
National Park application as soon as pos-
Frank Kenyon
Hope Town
A very helpful
civil servant
Dear Editor,
1 have had on a few occasions the need
to call the building department in Marsh
Harbour. When dialing 367-5227, chances
are your call will be answered be Nicki
Ferguson. Nicki knows how to answer a
phone call. There is a very genuine tone
of enthusiasm in her voice to serve you.
She expedites and solves problems over the
phone. She knows how to answer a phone
call. Her desire to help and serve you is
evident in her voice and attitude. It is al-
ways refreshing to talk to her.
Business owners, managers and gov-
ernment officials might want to call Nicki
at 367-5227. I'm sure you'll see what I
Bruce Marino
Lubbers Quarters
We are FRIENDS, not F.O.E
Dear Editor,
I would like to correct a bit of misin-
formation that has been printed in recent
issues of The Abaconian. The correct ac-
ronym for the Friends of the Environment
organization is FRIENDS, not F.O.E. The
latter is an acronym for Friends of the
Earth US, an activist non-profit organiza-
tion based in Washington, DC.
FRIENDS has never had any associa-
tion with Friends of the Earth. However,

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FRIENDS is a Partner in Progress with
The Nature Conservancy, the world's
leading conservation organization. Both
FRIENDS and The Nature Conservancy
pursue non-confrontational, pragmatic so-

lutions to conservation challenges.
Thank you for correcting this mislead-
ing information.
Nan Kenyon

Snake Cay is one of the cays in the Angel Cays chain. It is an extensive area of small cays,
creeks, blue holes and mangroves, mostly government-owned that is under consideration
for protection. Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust are propos-
ing to make most of the area into a national park but with less stringent rules than most
of the other national parks are under. It is a very popular area for bonefishing, kayaking
and exploring. But it is most important as a nursery for many of the fish that populate
our waters and reefs. If you want to express your opinion about preserving this area, The
Abaconian will be pleased to print it.

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Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listi
Abaco Vacations + 80
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse
Bahamas Vacations + 80
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay

Rosie's Place
Bluff House
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Roberts Cottages
Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill

Turtle Cay
30 rm
6 cott
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm
3 cott
ana Cay

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Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse

Island Home Rentals +

00-462-2426 Schooner's Landing
366-2150 Abaco Beach Resort
Abaco Real Estate +
366-2053 Alesia's
366-2075 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
352-5458 Conch Inn
D's Guest House
365-4247 Island Breezes Motel
365-5464 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4271 Pelican Beach Villas


II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
22rm 366-0133
6rm Icott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


8 hse 365-6048

5 condos 365-6072
Harbour area
82 rms 367-2158
6 hse 367-2719
3 rms 367-4460
6 rms 367-2022
8 rms 367-3980
9 rms 367-4000
6 rms 3 367-3980
8 rms 367-3776
6eff 367-2681
6 cott 367-3600

Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm
Sandy Point



Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay

Bahama Beach Club


Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information

Rev. Nov 08

Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh Harbour
Tel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre................367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ..................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town.........................

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and:
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru..........
Dundas Town $10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market ..........$10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto............ $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ................$10 + $3
M urphy Tow n to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ................$14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house...................$14+ $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
G re at C istern ................. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .. $2 0 + $5
Spring City ...................... $15 + $5
S nake C ay .............................................. $35 + $10
Treasure C ay ............................................ $60 + $ 10
Casuarina Point .............. ............ ... $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ............... .............. $80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
Sandy Point ...................... .............. $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each
J ib R o o m ................................................................$ 3 e a c h
Solom on's Super Center .........................................$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock .......................$ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
GovClinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $ 9 + $3
M other M erle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort ................. .....................$20 + $5
M adeira P ark .............. .. ...... ................ $14 + $4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock ....................................$8 + $4
M o x y .................................... .................. $ 1 8 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................... ..................... $24 + $5
Sand Banks .................... $24+ $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ...................................$44 + $10
B lack W ood .................... ... .. ................ $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ................................... $37 + $5
C edar Harbour ........... .. ... .................. $55 + $5
W ood C ay ........................... .................. $60 + $5
M ount H ope .......... .. .......... ................ $65 + $5
Fox Tow n ....................................$70 + $5
C row n H ave n ......................................................... $7 5 + $5
M arsh HarbourA irport .............. .....................$75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ............................. $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish M arles.................................. $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ............... .....................$35 + $5
T C H otel to M oxey ..................... ..................... $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is........ 367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i .................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
Southern Air Nassau ........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ............................. 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A baco A ir .. .................................. ...... 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters .............. .....................367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town........................ ............................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana............................. ............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... .............................365-60 13

Items of interest Man-O-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
tourism 367-3067

il .> Compliments of The Abaconian

Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Noton
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn o
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* ids
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10F....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay.................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat* Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Hope Town historic walking tour 458-4670

Points of Interest
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 Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ................... Little Harbour
W orking boatyards................ ........................... Man-0-W ar cay
Pocket beaches 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 are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more

Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 1 Dec 08

Everyone reads The Abaconian

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals..365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ..................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T &ACart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............. 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental......................... 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals..................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................... .......... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ........................ 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals .................. 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven
* Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry
dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ...........367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ..............$..........367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
M angoes ........................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+..... 367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+... 367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ......... 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$.............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ..........................$ .....+.....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... ..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ........................... ....... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders...................$$$............. 365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$.............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$.............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe.......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$...........365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
N ancy's ................. ........
Pete & Gays .............$ H Cafe Open Nights nly
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

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North Abaco festival offered entertainment
Three uniformed bands and locals performed
By Vernique Russell
Beyond all expectations is the most suit-
able phrase that can be used to describe
the events that took place in North Abaco
as an effort to spread the spirit of joy and
happiness during this yuletide season. The
first annual North Abaco Christmas Fes-
tival unveiled the spirit of Christmas and
excitement as Abaconians gathered to ex-
perience the historic moment. On Decem-
ber 22nd people came by boat, plane, some
in wheelchairs and even with canes to the
Treasure Cay Primary School Park for the
celebrations. The event itself was a treat
and organizers have dubbed it a grand suc-
cess. It was a first for North Abaco but I
am sure it won't be the last.
Performances by choirs, schools, danc-
ers and uniformed bands all made up the
show. On hand for the event were Hon.
Tommy Turnquest, Hon. Byron Wood-
side, Hon. Charles Maynard, Hon. Hubert
Minnis and MP Edison Key. Bringing wel-
coming remarks was Chief Councillor for
North Abaco, Stephen Pedican. He dedi-
cated this first celebration to the memory
A Christmas Festival was heldfor North Abaco residents on December 22 at the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds. Three bands of the late Rev. Cecil Forbes. Bringing
performed, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Fox Hill Prison Guards. It was the first time remarks on behalf of the Prime Minister,
that nll three annneanrd nt the same event The men nnd wonmen nf the Pnlice RBand hnd n comnfetitinn ti see who cou r nout-nmetrfrm who fell ill and was unable to make it to the

the other. Everyone enjoyed the ambiance of the event that had booths offering toys, games, accessories, crafts, Christmas goodies
as well as food and drink. Santa gave out gifts to all the children who attended.

Please see Festival Page 2

The Bahama
trees. Howeve
have substantia
been harvested
pulpwood. Ne
human popular
eas so the pin

Lumbering on Abaco
I -Wilson City economic factor. However, the trees on
igh Pine Ridge Abaco, Andros and Grand Bahama are
as is not noted for its pine a natural resource and were extensively
r, four of the major islands harvested in the last century. The logging
al stands of pine which have industry was little publicized but a major
for lumber, mine props and element of The Bahamas' economy for the
w Providence has a dense first seventy years of the last century.

tion and small forested ar-
e woods there were not an

Please see Lumbering Page 18

Cherokee decorated

for the holidays

Cherokee has a tradition of burning guys on New Year's Eve. This event attracts many
from neighbouring towns. On the way to the shore everyone stopped to enjoy the Christ-
mas scene in front of Mrs. Kathy-Ann Sawyer's house. Blow-up penguins, a snow
man, Santa on a moped, Santa's express, a huge Christmas tree and more, all lit with
hundred of lights, glowed in the dark, together with a large sign offering season's greet-
ings. Some of the exhibits even played Christmas carols played each time newcomers
went by. See story about the guys on page 4.

Island Roots Heritage Festival
is sponsoring a

Wine Tasting
January 17 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40 in advance

SMurder suspect was arraigned

In the early afternoon of December 24th, 2008, Mr. Jackson Joseph of Marsh Har-
bour, center, was arraigned and charged with the murder of Mr. Vincent Zilma, also
from Marsh Harbour. He was also charged with arson. Judge Crawford McKee read
the charges and invited the accused to give evidence if he wished to do so. Mr. Joseph
stated that he was made to confess and did not know anything about any crime. He
requested a speedy trial because his girlfriend is pregnant and due in July. He did not
want the baby to be born while he was in prison for a crime he did not commit. Judge
McKee answered that he should be remanded in jail for his own safety and set the pre-
liminary inquiry for April 22nd, 2009. The accused asked not to be sent to jail but to a
rehabilitation center. He was sent to Nassau later on that same day.

Stalls attracted crowd with food, crafts, toys, accessories

Festival From Page 1
show, was the Hon. Tommy Turnquest. He announced
that for the first time in the history of The Bahamas all of
the government uniformed bands performed at one event.
After traveling throughout The Bahamas attending simi-
lar events, Mr. Turnquest came to North Abaco to climax
the celebrations. He wished the crowd a Merry Christmas
and a blessed, productive and safe New Year.
The program included the Fox Town Primary School,
the Treasure Cay Primary School and the Cooper's Town
Primary School performing recitals, songs and dances.
There was a treat for the children as Abaco's Characters
for Kids brought Sponge Bob, Dora, Boots and Spider-
man to life to entertain the children in song and dance.
A special visitor from the North Pole, Santa, stopped by
to deliver presents to all the boys and girls who were in

A large crowd enjoyed the festivities at the North Abaco
Treausre Cay Primary School on December 22. Local mus
the crowds along with the three uniformed bands. This fest
Harbour on December 13 got everyone in a holiday mood

attendance. The Dunamas Dancers of the Full Gospel
Assembly of God in Treasure Cay performed a dance
and then the bands performed. The first was the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force Band, who thrilled the audience
with a spectacular performance of a variety of Christmas
songs and Bahamian selections.
The Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band amazed
the crowd with its performance that featured a battle of
the male and female band drummers. Also performing
were the Her Majesty Prison, Royal Bahamas Defence
Force and Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop Bands who
sang popular Bahamian hits and worked the crowd up
with their lively energetic performances. Finally, giv-
ing the audience a small taste of what is to come at the
Abaco Junkanoo competition in February was the Trea-
sure Cay Explorers, who lead the crowd into a rush out
to climax the evening.
Other attractions included food vendors, game, cloth-
ing, shoes and acces-
sories vendors and
delights for kid, straw
and craft vendors who
all kept the crowd busy
as they shopped. At the
end of the evening the
vendors were most ap-
preciative to the crowd
who patronized their
businesses. The cel-
ebration was a grand
success and it brought
the communities of
North Abaco together
in the spirit of giving
and sharing. Deliver-
ing smiles to the people
in these times of crisis
was the driving force
behind the celebration
Christmas Festival held at the and the purpose was
sicians and dancers entertained accomplished.
tival and the one held in Marsh

Santa obliged the children of North Abaco by spending time at
the Christmas Festival. The children all enjoyed being able to
tell him their wishes for Christmas.

These four cartoon characters, Spiderman, Boots, Dora
the Explorer and Sponge Bob, were present to entertain the
younger children. They sang and danced and Spiderman even
did gymnastics on stage.


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This vacant canal front lot has recently been cleared and landscaped
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S Agent: June Russell-Albury
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Agent: June Russell-Albury

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Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love

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January 15, 2009

South Abaco News 1

Abaco Club laid off 12
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has
added its name to the number of hotels and
resorts throughout The Bahamas that have
had to lay off employees because of the
worldwide recession. In an attempt to keep
its 2009 budget within its corporate man-
date, The Abaco Club placed 12 employees
on the unemployment line just before New
Year's Day 2009.
This will definitely have an impact on
these employees and their families as they
enter a new year without a job. Four man-
agers and eight line staff were let go as
the company has seen its number of guests
drop from this time last year because of the
global economic meltdown and the uncer-
tainty of the world's financial market.
"I understand that the economy sucks,
but it is still tough to lose your job after
working with a company for so long," said
one of the employees after learning of his
redundancy. I will just have to go out and
find a new job and I know that will be even
harder, but I am sure there is something
out there for me."
Winding Bay's Managing Director, Scott
Bragg, expressed regret that the employees
had to be laid off, but the 12 workers ac-
count for only about five percent of the to-

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tal work force of just over 200 employees.
The Ministry of Tourism along with
the government of the Bahamas is trying
its best to entice visitors to the shores of
The Bahamas, but a very slow Christmas
and New Year's season is proving that the
economy is just too tough for people to
Winding Bay had 30 percent fewer
guests this year over the holidays than it
had last year and with real estate purchases
and luxury buys on a hold, the prognosis
for early 2009 is not good.
Mr. Bragg said, "Because of the declin-
ing tourism to The Bahamas it has been
necessary to adjust the staffing levels at the
Abaco Club to reflect the fewer number of
members and guests that will be expected
this year. We do sincerely regret the loss of
the jobs. But with the global economy the
way it is in the downturn, it has significantly
impacted the world and tourism, especially
with us being so close to the United States.
This is a challenge that is expected to con-
tinue here throughout 2009," he concluded.
Cherokee Sound
Celebrates the end of the year
By Mirella Santillo
Under a crescent moon punctuated by
bright Venus, nine Guys mounted on poles
were lined up on the beach waiting to be
set on fire. As soon as dusk fell the resi-
dents of the settlements made their way
to the site. It was December 31st, 2008,
in Cherokee Sound. Many outsiders had
traveled to Cherokee Sound from Marsh
Harbour, Casuarina and Sandy Point, even
from Leisure Lee, to witness the burning
of the Guys which heralded the end of the

As the crowd swelled on the shore so-
cializing, fireworks and flares shot to the
sky to meet the stars. And soon the mani-
kins were doused with fuel and set on fire.
People watched mesmerized by the flames
that suddenly lit the scene, outlining the
shadows of at least 100 on-lookers. It took
a while for the nine Guys to disintegrate;
some more reluctant to burn than others
had to be doused again. Finally, they were
reduced to ashes and fireworks announced
the end of the show; but the fireworks and
the flares went on exploding well after the
burning, their sound and light accompa-
nying people back to their houses or their
According to a native of Cherokee
Sound, Mr. Patrick Bethel, the event has
taken place as far as he could remember

and before. It is supposed to be a com-
memoration of the tentative explosion of
the English Parliament in London by Guy
Fawkes. The coup did not succeed, but the
custom to burn Guys every November 5th
remains to these days in England and some
of the ex-colonies.
The reason why that event is held in
December in Cherokee Sound is not very
clear. The settlement was established as a
fishing village and a possible explanation
for Guy Fawkes to be celebrated in De-
cember, according to a former resident, is
that all the fisherman were at sea in No-
vember but back home by the end of the
year. Whatever the reason, it is a popular
custom that always brings many visitors to
that quaint fishing village.

Cherokee Sound has several long-time traditions. One is to have Santa visit the town
on Christmas Eve. He hands out gifts to the children and generally brings cheer to the
residents. Now people from many communities attend this event. After Santa leaves, the
town women provide a hearty dinner for everyone. The dinner was served in the W.W.
Sands Community Center.

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large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plexj.<* CBS building,
each level ha sOL\ nlents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i......r chen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

January 15, 2009

Church News

C hange M inistries celebrated the The Sunday following the dedication, children, said Pastor Cornish, who makes
close to 150 people frequented the place. a point to visit during the nights that the
ni f e pe Ll Many children crowded around the pool Upper Level is open. He added that the
opening of the Up er LIevel tables, people stood around talking, some Upper Level is not only for the Change
By Mirella Santillo Ms. Antonise Nicholas, who conducted watched a football game. On Fridays Ministries' congregation, but for everyone
Change Ministries celebrated the open- the tour of the premises, for Christians to the room is reserved for the youth of the who would like to enjoy the facility.
ing of its social center, the Upper Level, socialize and for families to gather." One church. Pastor Cornish explained that they The Upper Level is available for rent for
with a dedication ceremony held on De- can spend Tuesdays and Sundays evenings have the room to themselves to play games, meetings, conferences or birthday parties.
cember 28th. The Upper Level, located at there from 6:30 to 10 playing games and watchtelevision orhave a jamming session
the back of the church on the second floor, socializing while munching on hamburgers using the musical instruments at their dis-
is furnished with two pool tables, 10 video or finger food that can be ordered from the posal. They are monitored by Pastor Je- Advertise in
games, a 60-inch television and a few ta- church kitchen or simply enjoying a soft rome Burrows and his wife Pamela.
bles for eating or just sitting and relaxing. drink. The place has become so popular The concept was to bring unity to fami- The Abaconian
It includes a bar where people can order since its inauguration that Pastor Samuel lies and to create a clean atmosphere for
fruit punches or sodas. "It is a place," said Cornish decided to keep it open on Satur-
days also.


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Change Ministries in Murphy Town has outfitted an upstairs room with two pool tables, '
many video games, a large television and snack bar for people to get together. It opened '
late in December and has already proved to be very popular. Pastor Samuel Cornish
wants it to be a place where families can reconnect and enjoy being together.

Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-
Cell: 242-458-
US: 954-586-7603
Perry Thomas
Owner and
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
l dock, 6' low water, 9,000 Ib.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. $1.695 million

Triplex #504, one three-bedroom


two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft
on the top floor and 2 Two-
bedroom one-bath apartments
on the bottom floor, property
is 90 x 100 Appraised at $
440,000 This month sales price

Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom I 1/2 bath on over
27,000 sq. ft of property
REDUCED 201,600

Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
Sgo with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $291,500.
Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
containing four one-bedroom,
one bathroom apartment units
that are fully furnished with
central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. REDUCED $227,900 Person purchasing this will have
an instant business.

- W TinaWells
Sales Agent
Three bedroom, two bathroom home, #500 fully furnished,
central air conditioning, on 9,000
sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful
trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED

Murphy Town #517 beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 sq. ft home built
on 10,000 sq. ft. of property,
S fenced in, beautiful landscaping
sw $164,000

Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000 sq. ft.
home with sunken living room,
TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000
sq. ft. of land. $265,000

Three unit townhouse #502 each unit is 1500 sq ft and
fully furnished. Located behind
John Bull in Marsh Harbour.
Great rental income. Sale price

Turtle Rocks Lot #519 $40,700
Lot on Treasure Cay Golf Course $99,000
Lot on Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay $275,000
Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town

Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI
Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

Great Cistern Estates Nine lots for sale in new gated
community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only
Lot A 8,491 sf $30,000 gross Lot F 11,741 sf $93,928 gross
Lot B 11,759 sf $94,072 gross Lot G 10,868 sf $86,944 gross
Lot C 8,800 sf $70,400 gross Lot H 12,514 sf $100,112 gross
Lot D 8,676 sf $34,700 gross Lot I 10,474 sf $83,792 gross
Lot E 12,010 sf $96,080 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,5 00 each
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial, 56,260 sq. ft.
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000

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January 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 7


Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir- Broker

Exquisite Beachfront Estate # 1234 New custom designed
3 bed.4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest
house. Total 7,793 s/f underroofon 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $8,049,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfronL Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty"# 1059-7 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163'ofbeach frontage, 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World"# 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.
"Trident House" #317- Superb 3 bedroom. 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $1,999,000.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Im" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' ofdockage, new boat lift. $1,495,000,
Wintbardl Beach-Beachfront Home # 1191- 2 bed, 2 bath.
1,550 s/f furnished beach home. 200' sandy beachfront,
32,724 s/f landscaped property, separate garage. $1,425,000.
Palm Bay HarbourfrontlHone # 2 # 1071 -3 bed, 3.5 bath
new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage.
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Sea Cliff # 733 Exquisite Design, Fabulous Location,
Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2 car garage on
1 acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished, 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
"Just Off The Beach"# 1210 -3 bed,2 bath,2,244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently upgraded, well
maintained, enclosed yard, close to beach. $295,000.
"Honm, Sweet lome"# 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13.500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views, $1,150,000.
Bahnam Beach Club 2020 # 1139 -3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo. Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083 # 1079 4 bedroom, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished condo.
1,645 s/f living space plus screened lanai overlooking beach
REDUCED TO $1,029,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112-# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
RoyalPoinciana #2612- # 972-3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beach front condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views, $865,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201-# 1175-2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Atlantis Condo #2202- # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $465,000.
Atlantis Condo#2203 1000-2 bed.2 bath 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay. Near beach $465,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed. 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685- # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa. Community pool, near marina & golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Villa 703 # 1209 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished villa
close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential, $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 959 2 bed, I bath, 2 level fuimished condo, overlooks
marina, includes full size garage. REDUCED TO $279,000.
# 454 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928-2 bed, I bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $267,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 -2 bed, I bath condo with marinaview $274,000.
# 455 1 bed, I bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.

Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876- 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel# 1260 Splendid 44,600 s/f
parcel on Treasure Cay Beach. 75' beach frontage, all utilities
available. Spectacular sea& beach views. $1,350,000.
Windward Beach # 999- 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with 106'
ofbulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available. Superbwater views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 lb boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817- Halfacre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared, all
utilities available. Purchase both& SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/fcleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13,200 s/f with
100' of bulkheaded sea wall. All utilities available. Great
water views. Ready to build. $347,000,
Galleon Bay f 1208 Large 20,970 s/fcanal parcel with
90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. All utilities available.
Fantastic building lot, great water views. $299,950.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available, $289,000.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
1,880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well
maintained, great rental income potential. Includes private deep
water dock. $769,000.

We rxceed rlient rxmectnann!

Bahamas Real Estate

"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $656,000.
Beachfront Lot# 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene beach
parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco. Utilities available.
Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage"# 1237 Charming2 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 level
furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre parcel.l,800
s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron
rock shoreline. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 -3 bedropom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 1021 sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000. Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757- Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 1258 9.000 s/f canal lotwith 87' of waterfrontage, 160' of lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin $362,000.
# 823 10,708 s/f canal lotw/130' frontage & 105'deep water
dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000,
# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 602 -15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawal $299,500.
# 704- 10,400 s/felevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.
# 811 10,400 s/fsea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.
# 998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
"Ridge Runner"# 1185-6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft. furnished
home includes main house, separate master suite, guest cottage,
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
"Secret Beach" Ocean Front Parcel 9A # 1267 19,190 s/f
parcel with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Good elevation, great ocean views. $299,000.
"Secret Beach" Ocean Front Parcel 913 # 1268 16,144 s/f
parcel with good elevation & 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean sand
beach frontage. Awesome ocean views. $299,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High elevation, close to
Treasure Cay. All utilities available. Starting at $47,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
"High Point"Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000,
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with muobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $155,000,

Inland Lot Near Beach Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main
street, electricity & telephone available $59,500,
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good

road access.


Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco
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N 15, 2009


North Abaco News

North Abaco
By Vernique Russell
Rev. Cecil Forbes
is honored
The work and legacy of Rev. Cecil
Forbes in Treasure Cay was honored on
December 22 at the first Christmas Festi-
val that was dedicated to his honor. Rev.
Forbes was honored by the Treasure Cay
Town Committee on which he served from
2001 to 2004. His service was described by
Chief Councillor for North Abaco, Steve
Pedican, as service above self. A plague
was presented to Rev. Forbes' widow, Mrs.
Olive Forbes, as a token of appreciation of
him. Rev. Forbes was a giant of a man who
left footprints that are very hard to fill.
Farewell to Dr. Francois
The community of North Abaco was
blessed in 2006 when Dr. Albert Francois
was assigned to the Cooper's Town Com-
munity Clinic. Since his time on the is-
land he has worked tirelessly to promote a
healthy lifestyle among his patients. Upon
arrival he took on an intuitive to make
North Abaco the healthiest settlement in
The Bahamas. Faced with numerous pa-
tients wtih incommunicable diseases such
as hypertension and diabetes, Dr. Francois
immediately begin to encourage patients to
eat right and exercise. He held workshops
and exercise sessions to assist persons to
achieve their goals.
Sadly, the day has come that the com-
munity will lose Dr. Francois as he is be-
ing sent back to Nassau at the start of the
year. He will be a greatly missed in North
Abaco as he has been described by many

as the best doctor who has worked among
us. His care for the people of the commu-
nity was portrayed not only at the clinic but
daily as he socialized and interacted.
The community of North Abaco bids
farewell to Dr. Francois. For your time,
service, commitment, dedication and loy-
alty to our community we say thank you.
We would like to wish you all the best in
your future endeavors.
Good Health
2009 Challenge
Calling all residents of North Abaco to
join the Good Health 2009 Challenge! We
are promoting healthy living, eating and
lifestyle for longer, happier and more ful-
filling lives in 2009 and beyond. We are
inviting the public to participate in a pro-
gram that will help you to lose weight and
be supported by a group of persons who
understand the struggle and have already
overcome their challenges and successfully
kept the weight off. The club will begin
in January and interested person can sign
up at the El Shaddai Christian Academy or
can contact 475-7247 for further informa-
tion. The group is offering a grand cash
prize to the first person who successfully
loses 10 percent of their body weight on
or before March 16th. Together we can all
empower each other to live healthier lives
for our family, friends and more impor-
tantly for ourselves in 2009. Get onboard
and let's get healthy!
Basketball Students are
In September Sherlin Bootle High School
and the Treasure Cay Sporting Club lost
three of their star players who are on sports

scholarships in Freeport. As a follow up to
the story that was featured a few months
back, we can report that the boys are do-
ing well. The boys, Basil Gerenus, Shavez
Harts and Shaquille McDonald, have not
only improved their athletics skills and ed-
ucational skills, they are successful in ev-
ery area of the life and are making former
coach Godfrey Rolle and their parents very
proud. The community of North Abaco is
all very proud of you.
Treasure Cay Explorers
The sounds of cowbells and goatskin
drums will fill the air as the rushers pre-
pare to make their debut at the Abaco
Junior and Senior Junkanoo parades in
February. The Treasure Cay Explorers is
their name. Under the leadership of Noel
St. Claude and his team, Treasure Cay
will participate for the first time in the se-
nior group. Work is presently underway,
and the team is busy getting its costumes
together for the unveiling of the majestic
and dazzling explorer. The members are
warning the competition that they are com-
ing to win. Therefore, there is no room for
mistake. The group presently stands strong
with over 100 members who are eager to
display their talent and creativity. The mu-
sic section promises to thrill the crowd and
to rejuvenate the dead and tired bodies as
the rush through the streets. The presenta-
tion that was delivered at the Festival at the
Treasure Cay Primary was a sample of the
talent that is alive and well in the group.
In the early part of next year the Treasure
Cay Explorers will take it to Don MacKay
Boulevard in grand style. The Treasure
Cay Explorers might be the new kid on the
block but their expertise along with cre-

ativity and artistry will prove that they are
the best in the land.
The Treasure Cay Town Committee has
been assisting civic and cultural organiza-
tions in achieving their goals. Recently
they donated funds to the Treasure Cay
Emergency Services and their most re-
cent donation was given to the Treasure
Cay Explorers. The Committee presented
the group with a cheque for $500 to help
defray the expenses of staging their grand
debut as a senior Junkanoo group.
Police Christmas party
The Police of North Abaco hosted a
fun-filled evening with friends and fam-
ily to ring in the holiday season. The party
was held at the residence of Administra-
tor Theophilus Cox in Cooper's Town.
Officers came from all over the island to
celebrate with the officers of the north.
There were lots of food, music and fun for
all in attendance, and everyone who came
enjoyed the event. The police officers of
North Abaco a Merry Christmas and a
blessed New Year to the residents of north
Abaco. It is their hope that you would con-
tinue to work with them in the new year as
they seek to maintain law and order in the
On December 26th love filled the air as
Ms. Glendina Hinsey and Mr. Mills ex-
changed vows. The ceremony took place at
the Soul Winning Church of God in Christ
Church in Nassau. The wedding was fol-
lowed by a garden reception at the home
of Ms. Hinsey's aunt. Ms. Hinsey, now

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Mrs. Mills, is the Principal of the Amy
Roberts All Age School on Green Turtle
Cay and her husband is a native of Abaco
who is pastor of a church in Nassau where
he resides.
New Businesses
Angelic Meals on Wheels
Are you fed up with the increase in the
cost of living but not in your paycheck? If
you are, then its your lucky day. Introduc-
ing a new meals on wheels service that will
be rolling around easing the burden with
affordable breakfast and lunch in the North
Abaco area. The wheels will offer break-
fast deals starting as low as $2 and lunch
special as low as $8 inclusive of a drink.
There will be sweet treats and mini lunch
specials available. Their meals are scrump-
tious and will leave you wanting more.
Business and construction workers, be on
the look-out for the Angelic Lunch Van.
Bodie's Car Rental
If you are looking for a reliable and de-
pendable car to rent, Bodie's Car Rental is
what you need. Located in Treasure Cay,
Bodie's is offering economy, full size and
luxury vehicles that will have you driving
in style. Their rates are low and afford-
able. To reserve your vehicle, contact Mr.
Prince Bodie for further information.
Ebony's Make-Up
Service & Perfume Bar
If you're in search for a radiant natu-

ral sophisticated look that is like no other,
your search is over. Presenting Ebony's
Make-Up Service! Ms. Ebony Rolle in
Cooper's Town is offering unique make-
over and make-up services. She is avail-
able for funeral, weddings and any special
events. Ms. Ebony features an awesome
line of perfumes and colognes. If you're
looking for a special gift, view the wide
variety of American and international per-
fumes available.

Thanksgiving & Award Day
The Sherlin Bootle family along with
Treasure Cay Limited recognized the stu-
dents who have worked hard to succeed
in school. Students were recognized for
their academics, athletics and improved
performances during the school year 2006-
2007. During this assembly students also
gave back to the community. As a result
of a food drive at the school boxes of food
were given to churches in North Abaco to
be distributed to the elderly and needy per-
son in our society. Present at the assembly
was District Superintendent of Education
for Abaco Mrs. Lenora Black, Ms, Paula
Morley of Treasure Cay Limited and Se-
nior Island Administration Cephas Cooper
among other dignitaries in their respectful
position. Once again the school's faithful
partner Treasure Cay Limited has spon-
sored all of the trophies and plaques for
the students.
The communities of North Abaco send

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Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home on
Pelican Shores. Large landscaped lot, private beach, too
many wonderful features to list. Call today.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high
dune, endless views. Great rental history.
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on
large landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of
interior and beach lots starting at $30,000
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing
Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful kitchen, double
patio, huge master bath. A must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home
on large landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking
and patio, central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 -
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2
and I/I apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The Cook Estate at Turtle Rocks -Almost
5 acres offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea
views. Call for info.
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000,
Beach lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $125,000 Call for details

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Hope Town Conch Quest 2/1 beach
cottage just south of Sea Spray Resort. Reduced to
Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Exclusive Home Listings:
Cliff Cottage 7 2/2 $1,900,000
Hope Town Cottage 47B 4/4 $3,175,000
Plantation Cottage 47 3/3 $2,500,00
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Exclusive Lot Listings:
Golf course lot 48 $2,000,000
Beach lot 23 and 27 $3,750,000
Bankruptcy Lots at The Abaco Club
on Winding Bay A spectacular beach lot at
$2.2 million and lot II on the ocean with private
beach at $1.8 million. Best prices in The Abaco Club
Flip Flops on Lubbers 1290 Beach cottage
on over an acre of land. 225' dock. $499,900
Lubbers Beach Lots 1525 Two adjacent
acre+ lots on gorgeous beach. $299,000 each
Batavia 1520 Harbour front home on Pelican
Shores. Private dock, 294' of frontage, boat ramp,
great views. PRICED RIGHT
"Beaches" Guana Cay 1473 Beach front
home on 2+/- acres. Bay and ocean views. Wrap
around decks. 1,395,000
Great Cistern 5-acre beach front parcel 1307
- Ideal for development or private estate. Excellent
elevations. $758,000
Turtle Rocks 1517 -1 acre lot with beach and
rocky shoreline. Offers elevation and great views.
Tilloo Sea to Sea 1558 4.247 acres bay to
ocean. Private Harbour, excellent elevations, beach ac-
cess, power. Great for private estate or development.

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Phone 365-4655 Phone 366-0361 Phone 367-0080 Phone 367-0080

congratulations to the students for a job
well done and encourage you to keep up
the good work knowing that your labor is
not in vain. Hard work today is a guar-
anteed recipe for success tomorrow. To
Treasure Cay Limited we say thank you
for your continued support and encourage-
ment to the students of Sherlin Bootle High
School. It is the support of companies like
your that help our students to be the best
that they can be.
Cooper's Town Primary
Celebrated Thanksgiving
The Cooper's Town Primary School fam-
ily celebrated thanksgiving in grand style
this year. A special assembly and lunch
was held at the school to observe the special
day. Appreciation and gratitude was shown

by teachers and students for parents and
well wishers that assist the school whenever
needed. The event was very successful and
appreciated by all who attended.
Facility Staff
Appreciation Assembly
On the heel of the thanksgiving festivi-
ties, the staff and students of the Sherlin
Bootle High School showed their appre-
ciation for the facility management team
(janitresses and yard custodian). The team
was showered with gifts and other treats
at an assembly held on December 3rd at
the school. A special lunch was prepared
for the team. According to Principal Huel

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MLS # 1005 Royal Harbour Lot 26 $299,000
MLS #1006 Sunrise Bay Lot 31 Includes Dock Slip $310,000
NEW Marsh Harbour 2 bed/ 1 bath house $178,000
Located behind Memorial Plaza
NEW Sweeting's Village $60,000
MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000
NEW Sunrise Bay lot 14 with boat slip $365,000
NEW Sunrise Bay Lot 4, fantastic views $285,000

North Abaco
MLS #1102 Leisure Lee Interior Lots from $34,800
NEW MLS #1220 Red Rock Point 15 min. N. of Marsh Harbour
42 acres, 1000' +/- feet waterfront $2,150,000
NEW Joe's Creek Lot #12 $45,000

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $80,000 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 412 $80,000
MLS #1012 Bahama Palm Shores Several Lots from $30,000
NEW Bahama Palm Shores Lot #28, BIk 15, Sec 4 $16,500

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot / Great Views REDUCED $97,000
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000 each NEW PRICE
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront $325,000
MLS #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View/ Sunrise Cottege, Guana Ca
MLS #1091 Elbow Cay, Dorros Cover Lot 37 $475,000
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home REDUCED $1,750,000
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each
NEW Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Interior Lot 28B $125,000

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Moss, this group of facility managers has
some of the most dedication and commit-
ted persons that he has worked with and
thinks that they deserve more. Recently
the team has gained much recognition as
song birds and they have been invited to
perform at special events since the start of
the school year. They have been a bless-
ing to listeners wherever they sing. The
team includes Mrs. Eleanor Bootle, Mrs.
Marjorie McIntosh, Mrs. Brenetta Bullard,
Mrs. Candy-Mae Murphy and Mrs. Lisa
McIntosh along with Mr. Fredrick Mc-
Intosh. The communities join in with the
Sherlin Bootle High School to say a big
thank you to them.
Happy Leave of Absence
When the school year began in Septem-
ber, Sherlin Bootle had a new physical
education teacher, Mrs. Kayla Hamilton.
Principal Moss soon learned that she would
go on maternity leave at Christmas. The
staff hosted a baby shower for her before
she departed to give birth. She is expected
to return to school in the second leg of the
school year. We wish for Mrs. Hamilton
a very safe delivery and that the baby will
be healthy.
National Report Card Day
December 18th was celebrated as Na-
tional Report Card Day throughout The
Bahamas. Parents reported to the schools
of North Abaco to collect their children's
report cards and to converse with their chil-
dren's teachers about their work. Partici-
pation of parents in our schools was once
again extremely high wtih parents flocking
to the schools. The principals and teaching

staff would like to encourage parents to be-
come more active in their children's educa-
tion not only at report card collection time
but to make frequent visit to the school and
visit with teachers, keeping in mind that
the contribution of both the teachers and
parents will guarantee success.
The Homework Center
The Homework Center is now offering
homework assistance and tutoring session
and is located in Dormy Villas in Treasure
Cay. Sessions are held Monday through
Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The center
specializes in reading and math develop-
ment, projects and course work for BJC's
and BGCSE's. The center also prepares
students for their GLAT examinations. For
further information and registration contact
Bake Sale is planned
The staff and parents of El Shaddai
Christian Academy will host a bake sale
on January 23rd to be held at the school
grounds in Dormy Villas in Treasure Cay.
Parents and staff will be going door-to-door
to sell goodies. We are requesting that the
public support our venture. The Bake Sale
will feature lots of Bahamian and Ameri-
can sweet treats and will begin at noon.
For further information please contact 242-
The school will also host a Steak Out on
February 7th at the Treasure Cay Primary
School. It will begin at noon and donations
for the dinner are $12.

Church News
Royalty Ladies Ministries
If you're a young lady who resides in
North Abaco and are between the ages of

11-18, you are invited to be a part of an
exciting new girls club that is coming to
the area. The club will official launch dur-
ing January 2009 and it will cater to the
spiritual and social development of those
enrolled. The group will discuss social and
current issues while addressing etiquette
and personal hygiene. The leader of the
group hopes to pass the message of hope
on to the young ladies by promoting the
Put God First method. For further infor-
mation interested persons can contact Ms.
Arsharie McDonald at 242-365-8561.
Revival in the Dundas Town
On January 9th to 12th the place to be
will be the Ocean View Park in Dundas
Town for a revival crusade featuring Evan-
gelist Samuel Williams, Pastor James Wil-
liams, Pastor Bridgette Mills, Pastor Deon
Gibson and Evangelist Lorenzo Coakley.
The revival promises to be explosive and
dynamic. Organizers are inviting the pub-
lic to come and be blessed. This New Year
Jesus is still the answer to all our troubles,
and organizers are inviting you to try
Prayer for the Nation


A special prayer service was held at
the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's
Town on Thursday December 13th. The
main focus of the prayer service was our
nation. Disgusted by the murders, robber-
ies and rapes that have been happening in
our country recently, the Christian Coun-
cil Abaco called for all believers to come
together and pray. Believing and stand-
ing firm on God's word that declares, "If
my people who are called by my Name
would humble themselves, seek My face,
repent and turn from their wicked ways
then He would hear from heaven forgive
our sins and heal the land", stations were
set up in North Abaco, Central Abaco and
South Abaco to pray for the healing of our
land. The service in North Abaco begun at
7:30pm and brought churches together to
pray and intercede. The Christian Council
is encouraging members of the public to
pray without ceasing for this Bahamaland.
We are at a place in time where only God
can deliver us and save our young men and

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ladies for the vicious plans of the enemy to
destroy them. Let's be our brother's keep-
er and pray for one another.
Revival in the Park
Pastor Trevor Wilson of New Birth
Ministries in Nassau hosted a weekend of
Revival services at the Hubert Ingraham
Park. People assembled in search of hope
and a spiritual and financial breakthrough
in these difficult and trying times. Services
were held from the December 11 to 13th.
Healing, deliverance and salvation were
experienced as God manifested His glory
to His people. Pastor Wilson and his team
thanks everyone who supported their min-
istry while on the island.
Church Dedication
St. Peter's Anglican Church in Green
Turtle Cay will be dedicated on January
26th in a ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m.
A special invitation is extended to the pub-
lic to join Fr. Dwight Rolle and the con-
gregations of the Anglican church families
in North Abaco for this historic and joyous

occasion. The congregation has accom-
plished another milestone and will gather
together to give thanks and praise to God
Almighty. On hand for the ceremony will
be Archbishop and Diocesan Bishop Drex-
el Gomez along with other officials.
First Annual
After Glow Service
The Youth Department of Revival Time
Pentecostal Church in Cooper's Town
under the direction of Youth Pastor Rev.
Yvette McIntosh hosted its first annual Af-
ter Glow Service on January 1st. The early
morning service that began at 1 a.m. was
filled with laughter, excitement and ener-
gy. People came from other communities
to be a part of the service that highlighted a
play entitled What Kind of Church Is This?
It promised to make the audience laugh un-
til it hurt and surely the promise was deliv-
ered. The service featured the young adult
ministry of the church in music, dances
and drama.
A few nights prior to the After Glow
Service, the church hosted its Christmas
production, a play entitle Trouble in the


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Church. Due to the humorous nature of
the play, a replay was requested and deliv-
ered at the After Glow Service. The play
itself portrayed issues that are now found
in the churches and the featured play for
the evening was a sequel to it. The mes-
sage is simply that the church has strayed
away from the values that it was built on.
Other selections were rendered by visiting
Also on hand was the president of
the Abaco Christian Council, Pastor Ed
Laroda, who brought brief remarks. The
service ended with a Junkanoo rush-out
around town to the sounds of the goatskin
drums, cowbells and whistles. It began at
the church continuing into Fire Road, then
back to the church in Cooper's Town. Res-
idents who were asleep were awakened to
the sounds and came to the their windows
and doors to enjoy the sounds of Junkanoo.

As rushing through the town was not new
to the area, this rush-out brought back the
feeling of the yesteryears.
Keep Abaco Clean
At the start of a New Year, people
worldwide make pledges and plan things
that they want to do differently or changes
that they want to see. Well, one resolution
we can all make is to help keep our island
clean. We can all contribute to the condi-
tions of our neighborhood and streets by
encouraging others and ourselves to keep
Abaco clean. When driving we can keep
our trash in our cars until we can dispose
of it properly. We can stop throwing bot-
tles and cans along the street, and we can
be better watchmen over our streets. If we
see garbage, just pick it up. This is our
island; let's keep it clean in 2009.

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This offering includes 14+ acres of
property situated on Bookies Bay with
335 ft. of sandy beach frontage.
Perched upon the hilltop this cottage
enjoys unparalled views of the Atlantic.
Just 1/3 mile north of the prestigious
Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Near
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Price: $665,000 #2837 Price: $350,000 #13544 Price: $295.000 #13891 Price: $249.000

148 ft. of shoreline, 728 ft. deep.
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#13475 Price: $305,000 #13558 Price: $490,000 #13482 Price: $1,980,000


Bahama Coral Island Lots starting at................................................. $25,000
Bahama Palm Shores Interior lot, Section 1...........................................$33,000
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Elbo-w Cay Great Guana Cay
Ilope Town -12.5 Acre Estate
4edrooms.2 2 Bedrooms. Bath
12,2000 sP Residencek- 1,760 s.f. Residence
1,000 ~sI Porches & Decks Covered & Open Decks -
Boat House & Private 593'of Ocean Beach
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Covered Porch Land 5,000 s.r Dock Access Furnished.
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768 s.f. Residence
336 sf. Open Deck.
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Green Turtle Cay
-5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4977 s.f RFsidence
-.35 Acres Sea-Ic-Sea
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2 Bedroom. 2 Bat(h
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Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Golf Can Garage
Compllee Renovation 2007
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Great Guana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estates
-3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
1,150 s.f Residence
760 s.f Covered Porch
I edroom. I Bath
490 s.f. Apartment
Greal Views
Near Settlement
"JunkanooSplash" #GGH1015S- S550,000.

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2 Bedrooms- 2 Baths.
2.664 s.f. Residence.
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Land Sea-lo-Sea
1. 43,800s.f. 1.I Acres
-98' Ocean Beach Front
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#MWVH1076- 51,550,000.

* "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms. 2 Balhs -
1,560 s.f Residence 1,040 sf. Verandahs I Bedroom, I Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
#MWH1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickic's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3.360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.l Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private
136' Dock- Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished.
#MWH1001 $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2
Baths -2.460 s.f Residence 1,400 s.f. Porches-Decks 1 Bed, I
bath Snore Box 7.500 s.f. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux.
Generator- Superb Harbour Views #MWI 11107 1,200,000.
* "SCHOONER'S LANDING" Five Oceanfront Condominiums
- Three -2 Bedroom. 2 Bath Two 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath witli Bunkroonm.
SCentral A/C- Fully Furnished Equipped Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Management Great Rental Property.
#MW111069 73 from: $395.000 to S455,000.

Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
I-660 s.f Residence.
240 s.f Studio
Dock House-
-Land Sea-to-Sea
36.775 s.f. .8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
rivate Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
#MW11018 S-1,250,000. "Sunsplasih"
Man-O-War Cay -
3 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths
1.200 s.l: Residence.
192 s.f. Studio Snore Box
Sleeps 4.
0.23 Acre 10,056 s.f.
17 KW Aux.Generator
Beautifully Landscaped

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Scotland Cay
-4 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1600 s.f. of residence
785 s.f. wrap around porch
23.938 s.f. .5419 Acre hit-
i80 degree views
250' to the Atlantic Beach
240 s.f. garage
28,000 gallon cistern
Fully furnished
Runway & Dock access
#SCHI1093 $799,000. "Bontifully Blesed"


Man-O-War Cay
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
- 1,921 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedroom. I Bath
-400 s.f Guest Cabin
- 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 189 Acres
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Semi-Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
Man-O-War Cay -
1 Bedroom. 1 Bath
Sleeping Loft
410 s.f. Coatage
0.217 Acre 9,452 sf
160 s.f. Shed -Workshop
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furished &
#MWHIII4- $340,500
Tilloo Cay
-2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
- 800 s.f. residence
- 3.75 Acre, sea to sea
- 109' or frontage on Sea
iolAbaco 106' on Atlantic
- Boat basin with lift
- 170' ofdock
- Swininlig I'ool
- Approved plans for 3/2
New England Style cottage
IITLI 10S6 S1,595.000.

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0.9982 Acre 190.88' on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site /-.
15'elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGV1087 $940,000.
S"112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site Two
parcels containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of
Sea of Abaco Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level
GGV1112 NEW LISTING $850,000.
o "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views, #GGV1077 $850,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 sf. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Occan Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.f over 1/3 Acre 100' of Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of depth Pr'ine Ocean-front building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access, #GGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6.653 s. .0152 Acre -45.47-of Sea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a private dock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 10" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f. 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on hle Sea of Abaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities.-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.

* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites 100'- 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32 elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV 1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f, 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach, #GTV1080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 07567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f. -0.4490 Acre Prinme
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Comer lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV1074 $112,500,
* "LYNYARD PALMS" 42,906 s.. 0.985 Acre +/- 134'ofSea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #L.CVI90 $274,000.
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125' Allanlic Ocean frontage Central Iocation Fabulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage. #MWV 1081 $695,000.

* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site- 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views #MMWVO082 $395,000.
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.fl. 7A- 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. # 6A-sMHVI102 $970,000. # 7A- MHVII103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
-Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-MHVII1100 S667,000. #a49-MHV1101 S667,000.
* "Sand Banks Creek # 2"- 47,524 s.11. 1.091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek, 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway #ACVI113- NEW LISTING $108,000
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING Priced from: $170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' on Sea of Abaco Ilillside -
great elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian

January 15, 2009

School News

Forest Heights Academy only game with a score of 7-0. This year
Sports program the Forest Heights team was coached by
ot FHA's new physical education teacher,
continues to grow Shane Cash. The team practiced at lunch
Once again this fall Forest Heights and any time they could get a football on
Academy found its young men enthralled the field as they have caught football fever.
with football. In two meetings with Agape Coach Cash taught them many offensive
Christian School, Forest Heights handily plays which they executed well to the plea-
won all games. sure of the fans who attended the games
The scores for the Senior team were 23- with vigor.
14, and 37-0, and the Juniors won their The offense was lead by Sean Heystek

BREA donated to ECC School

as Quarterback, who showed great pa-
tience and accuracy as he waited for an
open receiver. Taj Anderson, Cameron
Archer and Duran Lowe all had excel-
lent games as well, scoring the majority
of touchdowns.
Coach Cash was pleased with the per-
formance of his defense as they learned
how to defend a competitive running
game. Randall Sawyer and Ashiel Hield
were key in holding Agape to only 14
points in all three games. Mr. Cash was
also very pleased with some of the Ju-
niors and looks forward to seeing them
grow into the game.
The athletes have now shifted their at-

tention to basketball beginning with an
exhibition game against a well skilled
ECC team with a narrow win of 39-35.
It is important to add several footnotes.
First, Gavin Knowles, who played on the
team as a senior last year, has made first
cut on the Bahamian American Football
Federation. FHA wishes him luck, and is
also proud to note that Shane Cash, a for-
mer student, has returned as a new mem-
ber of the staff as physical education, so-
cial studies and history teacher. Welcome
back, Mr. Cash!

Please see School Page 75

Central Abaco Primary donated to the elderly

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At its annual Christmas luncheon, the Bahamas Real Estate Association, Abaco Chapter
(BREA Abaco) "passed the hat." Almost $500 was raised by the group and matched
equally by funds from the Chapter. To aid in its valuable work, a donation was made to
the Every Child Counts School and also to the Rotary Club of Abaco that is undertaking
a campaign to install fire hydrants in the Marsh Harbour area. BREA Abaco has over
70 professional licensed real estate agents. The Chapter is committed to giving back to
the community through fund-raising and volunteer work. Shown are Chris Roberts, re-
cent past-president of BREA Abaco; Mrs. Lyn Major of Every Child Counts School; Bill
Thorndycraft, Treasurer, BREA Abaco; and Mailin Sands, Director, BREA Abaco.



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The students of Central Abaco Primary School donated more than 10 boxes of non-per-
ishable items at their Thanksgiving Service. Five of the boxes were presented to the Pilot
Club for them to distribute to elderly persons in the community. Accepting the items on
behalf of the Pilot Club was Neulessa Major. The junior Anchor Club members of the
school bagged the items for the seniors which will be given to them at a gospel concert
during the month of December. Additionally, 100 students from less fortunate families
who attend the school were also given goody bags to take home.

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School From Page 14

Students learn about the
importance of giving thanks
By Samantha V. Evans
Students and teachers of Central Abaco
Primary School held a Thanksgiving ser-
vice on November 27th with the theme
Give Thanks. Students brought non-per-
ishable gifts to be distributed to the less
fortunate across the island. They decorated
boxes to put them in that were displayed
during the ceremony. Each grade level
prepared a piece around the theme which
they performed to show their gratitude to
God for all of His blessings.
The speaker for the event was business-

man and District Youth Coordinator for
Zion Churches on Abaco Rev. Zeldon
Simmons, who encouraged the students to
make the best of every day because they
cannot relive any of them again. He stated
that to be alive is a blessing in itself so
for that they should always give thanks.
He told the students to remember to give
thanks for everything they have whether it
is a little or a lot.
The awards for the most creative/origi-
nal box, best looking box, and the box with
the most items went to Pre-school, grade
5, and grade 5 respectively. At the end
of the ceremony the teachers treated their
guests to a special thanksgiving meal at the

January 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 15

Starting Anew in 2009

By Jennifer Hudson
Have you, like me and millions of oth-
ers throughout the world, made some new
year's resolutions once again this year? I
expect so. But like many others you may
already have broken one or two. What is
the only foolproof way to avoid not quit-
ting on your new year's resolutions? Not to
make any! However, most of us do try "to
turn over a few new leaves" as each new
year rolls around.
Maybe you have chosen one or more of
these 10 most popular resolutions:
* Spend more time with family and
* Exercise regularly
* Quit smoking
* Enjoy life more; take up a new hobby
* Quit drinking
* Lose weight
* Get out of debt
* Learn something new
* Get organized
* Help others, join a volunteer group, do-
nate articles to an organization such as the

Cancer Society Thrift Shop
However hard we try and however de-
termined we are on January 1, by the time
February rolls around (or sometimes even
the middle of January), many of our good
intentions have "flown the coop." Here
are a few tips to help you stick to your new
year's resolutions:
* Create a plan and begin immediately
* Be realistic and set achievable goals
* Write down your resolutions and your
* Breakdown large goals into smaller
* Think year-round, not just New Year
* Nothing big gets accomplished in one
day. Resolutions are set in one day but ac-
complished with 100 tiny steps that happen
throughout the year
* Remain flexible and recognize partial
successes along the way
* Aim for things that are truly important to
you, not what you think you ought to do or
what others expect of you
* Reward yourself

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government school received at least one computer while the two high schools received
three and a couple of primary schools received two. Pictured here are the principals of
three schools receiving the computers from Mrs. Jacquelyn Estevez, Manager of the bank
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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian

Police Crime Report

Shop Breaking A contractor's storage
trailer at Abaco Central High School was
broken into during the night of November
5. Tools valued in excess of $10,000 were
Causing Damage While at work at
the Abaco Beach Resort, a Murphy Town
man had four tires flattened and the paint
scratched on his car during the night of
November 5. A suspect was named.
Sudden Death Responding to an anon-
ymous call just before dawn on October 5,
police found EMS personnel attempting to
resuscitate Innocent Isma in a church in the
Mud settlement. He died of suspected com-
plications due to diabetes. Foul play was
not suspected.
House Breaking Two suspects were
arrested at dusk on November 5 for house-
breaking. Their car was searched when
they were found acting suspiciously in the
vicinity of Tardie's Night Club west of
Murphy Town. The men were from Dun-
das Town and Murphy Town.
Dangerous Drugs A Murphy Town
resident was arrested about 7 p.m. on No-
vember 5 when marijuana was found in his
house while a search warrant was being
Housebreaking Sometime between
October 24 and November 5, a house on
Green Turtle Cay was broken into and a
safe was stolen. It contained cash, land
documents and jewelry.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon While
on the highway south of Spring City, a
Crossing Rocks man was overtaken by an-
other vehicle which then attempted to run
his car off the road. The aggressive driver
then pulled ahead and pointed a handgun
at him putting him and his passengers in
fear of their lives. This happened about
9:30 a.m. on November 7. The aggressive
driver was identified.
Causing Harm A Murphy Town
woman was chopped with a cutlas by her
husband about 7:30 a.m. on November 9.
She was treated at the government clinic
and released.
Stolen Vehicle A red and silver 1998
Mitsubishi Montero Jeep left on the side of
the highway near Bahama Palm Shores was
stolen during the night of November 8 or

the next day. The car had been left by the
Murphy Town owner when experiencing
mechanical problems.
Causing Harm A Dundas Town
woman reported that early in the evening
on November 7 her husbnd beat her about
her head causing a laceration. Her husband
was subsequently arrested and given bail
for a court appearance on November 12.
Causing Harm About 9:30 p.m. on
November 8 a woman in the Mud was
beaten and bitten on her hand when she
served food to her daughter before serving
her boyfriend.
Causing Harm A Murphy Town
woman was punched in the face, had a gar-
bage can thrown at her and then choked
while visiting her boyfriend. This hap-
pened about 2:30 p.m. on November 9.
Suspicious Death An anonymous call
mid-morning on November 9 alerted po-
lice and EMS personnel to a death in the
Mud. Respondents found a clothed female
laying on the floor of a house. The govern-
ment doctor subsequently pronounced her
dead. The victim, Italia Jean Mary, had no
apparent injuries and no known ailments.
The body was taken to Nassau for an au-
topsy to determine the cause of death.
Unlawful Sex A Dundas Town mother
alerted police on November 8 that her 12-
year-old daughter may have been sexually
active. A subsequent investigation suggest-
ed the possibility.
Unlawful Sex On November 10 an
underage girl in Sandy Point was reported
to be HIV positive and later admitted to
having unprotected sex with a young man.
Investigations are continuing.
Causing Harm At 10 p.m. on No-
vember 10 police were alerted to a patient
at the government clinic with a cut on his

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head. He had been in an altercation with
two young men in Dundas Town who beat
him and chapped him with a cutlas. A third
man caused the head wound. The assailants
were identified.
Building Destroyed by Fire A pre-
dawn fire on November 12 destroyed the
Election Restaurant and Bar in Crown Ha-
Stealing A cell phone was stolen from
a vehicle parked in the owner's yard in Fire
Road just before sundown on November 5.
A suspect was later arrested. He resisted
violently, damaged the security booth at
the S.C. Bootle High School and threat-
ened the officer and his family with death
during outbursts of obscene language.
Vehicle Fire A vehicle in Spring City
was found to be on fire in the owner's yard
about 2 a.m. on November 14. Volunteer
firemen extinguished the fire which de-
stroyed the car but no further damage was
Stealing Simmons Security company
had a bullet proof vest stolen from its ve-
hicle parked behind the Marsh Harbour
Batelco office. This happened mid-morn-
ing on November 18.
Stealing A 28-foot outboard boat
which had been in storage for about two
years at the Marsh Harbour Boat Yard was
found on November 18 to have a lower unit
and starter missing on a 225 HP Yamaha
Threats of Harm About 8 p.m. on
November 18 while on Don MacKay Bou-
levard in Marsh Harbour, a Dundas Town
resident was grabbed by his shirt and
threatened by a man who held a cutlas to
his throat. The assailant was identified.

Murder Suspect A search warrant
was executed November 18 on a Murphy
Town residence when information indi-
cated a man wanted for attempted murder
may have been there. Nothing of conse-
quence was found.
Stealing During the night of Novem-
ber 18 a storage container on the road to
Winding Bay was broken into and 100 bags
of cement were stolen.
Unlawful Sexual Contact About noon
on November 19 a girl at Abaco Central
High School was assaulted by two boys
who attempted to fondle her genital area.
She kicked them and fought them off. The
boys were identified. It was subsequently
found that one of the boys had successfully
fondled her while riding on a church bus
when returning home late one evening.
Stealing from a Vehicle Sometime
between midnight and dawn on November
20 someone smashed the rear window on a
vehicle parked in the owner's yard in Dun-
das Town and stole amplifiers, speakers
and a baseball bat.
Stealing from a Vehicle During the
night of November 19 an amplifier and
speaker were stolen from a car parked at
a residence in Central Pines Estates. The
rear window had been smashed.
Burglary and Stealing A house on
Marsh Harbour's Eastern Shores was bro-
ken into by forcing a window during the
night of November 20. A laptop computer
was stolen.
Stealing from a Vehicle During
the night of Novembr 20 a window was

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Police Crime Report

Police From Page 76
smashed on a pickup truck parked at the
ballfield in the Mud. Stolen were a casette
player and an amplifier.
Stealing a 100-pound LP gas tank and
a tire were stolen during the night of No-
vember 20 from the Junkanoo Caf6 on the
S.C. Bootle Highway
Fighting/Public Terror Two men
were arrested in Cooper's Town on No-
vember 24 for fighting and causing public
terror. They had been involved earlier in
an extensive fighting incident at the Green
Turtle Ferry landing about midnight by
throwing bottles and rocks causing dam-
age to vehicles. An off-duty policeman
observed the incident. The policeman was
later accosted by a man hiding his face bur
who recognized him as a policeman. He
was holding a handgun and threatened to
"kill one of those niggas tonight." Marsh
Harbour police were contacted who subse-
quently arrest two men.
Rape Update On November 24 a Mur-
phy Town man was arrested at a food store
in Marsh Harbour. He had been identified

in September for forcing a woman to per-
form oral sex on him while in the Murphy
Town area.
Housebreaking and Stealing A wom-
an staying at the Regattas in Marsh Har-
bour had her apartment broken into during
the night of November 23. Stolen was a
laptop computer.
Causing Harm A Treasure Cay resi-
dent was assaulted mid-afternoon on No-
vember 24 by a young man causing injuries
to his shoulder and hand. He identified the
Causing Damage During the week-
end of November 22 a truck parked at the
Treasure Cay Ferry Landing had the wind-
shield smashed.
Dangerous Drugs A Sandy Point man
was arrested at the basketball court there
early in the evening of November 26 when
seen acting suspiciously, then seen swal-
lowing a clear plastic bag. He vomited the
bag while at the police station.
Vehicle Fire The engine section of a
Cadillac car was discovered on fire at a
residence in Cove Estates in Marsh Har-
bour about 10 p.m. on November 26. At-

tempts with a garden hose to extinguish
the fire were not successful. Volunteer
firemen put out the blaze which destroyed
the vehicle.
Stolen Vessel A 31-foot boat with twin
225 Yahama outboard engines was stolen
from a slip at Dorros Cove, Elbow Cay,
during the night of November 26. The
owner made a personal search in a private
plane the next day without success.
Causing Harm While at a restaurant
in Fox Town about mid-night November
28, a customer was approached from be-
hind and had the top portion of his right ear
bitten off. He was treated at the clinic and
advised to seek further treatment in Free-
port. The assailant was identified.
Murder and Armed Robbery About
8 p.m. on November 27 an anonymous
call to the police alerted them to a pos-
sible robbery at the M & R Food Store in
Marsh Harbour. The caller's son saw two
men enter the store and the packing boys
then ran out saying, "They have guns."
While on the phone, she heard gunshots.
Responding officers found Dion Brendon
Strachan laying in a pool of blood at the

back of the store. Witnesses stated that
one man stood by the door while the oth-
er assaulted Mr. Strachan, knocking him
down by hitting him on his head with a
handgun. He got up and ran to the back of
the store but was followed by the gunman
who shot him. The two men fled with ap-
proximately $2000. Extensive inquiries
were made by police of witnesses and
others in the area. Just after dawn on No-
vember 28 a murder suspect was arrested
in reference to the murder the previous
Possession of Drugs About 2 p.m. on
December 3 a young man from Cherokee
was in the Marsh Harbour police station.
He was very nervous and was acting sus-
piciously. On inquiry, he handed a bag of
suspected Indian Hemp to the Inspector
and was arrested.
Amended August report Jewelry and
other items reported stolen from a house
on Pelican Shores in August were subse-
quently found where the resident had hast-
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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian

Wilson City was a lumber camp of the early 1900s

The Caribbean pine is closely related
to the pine trees of South Florida although
considered a separate species. The trees
are very slow growing yielding very dense
wood logs actually sink rather than float.
Many of the older homes on Abaco are
built of Abaco pine harvested and milled in
one of the lumber camps that dotted Abaco
in the first half of the 1900s.The Pieces of
Eight house on Elbow Cay was built in the
early 1970s by an Englishman using the last
of the available native pine lumber which
he purchased in Nassau and Andros.
The tree's slow growth is evident in the
trees we see now as they have not been
harvested since the mid 1960s. Forty years
have passed; yet finding a large pine tree is
rare. There are some fine examples of vir-
gin forest on Little Abaco which we believe
was not logged. The tree's slow growth is
due to a lack of soil and marginal growing
conditions. The island limestone does not
allow a taproot to grow and the trees de-
velop an extensive, flat root system.
The extensive lumbering operation at
Wilson City generally gets credit as the

first in the industry and was established
in 1905. However, we have been told of
an earlier lumbering operation at Witches
Point prior to the Bahamas Timber Com-
pany at Wilson City.
The 100-year timbering lease held
by Bahamas Timber Company morphed
through different names and owners on the
three islands with forests: the Abaco Lum-
ber Company, National Container Cor-
poration and lastly, Owens-Illinois of the
Bahamas operating at Snake Cay on Abaco
and winding up operations on Andros in
Wilson City was on the Abaco headland
opposite the north end of Lynyard Cay,
just inside North Bar Channel. The Wilson
City mill operated until about 1915. It was
a modern operation for its time and had a
rail system with steam engines to bring the
logs to the mill. The community even had
the first ice plant in The Bahamas, elec-
tricity and a tennis court. Amateur Sunday
afternoon archeologists still enjoy roaming
the Wilson City area as there are rusted
locomotives and foundations of mills and

buildings scattered through the area. At
low tide, the off-shore stone cairns are
visible which supported the railroad track
over the water and formed the log pond.
After the operation closed at Wilson
City about 1915, lumbering resumed at
Norman's Castle sometime after World
War I ended. It was on the west coast of
Abaco between Treasure Cay and Coo-
per's town. Once again there was a rail
system and steam locomotives that brought
the logs to the mill. The Norman's Castle
mill relied on horses to bring the logs out
of the woods to the rail sidings. There are
no references to horses being used earlier

at Wilson City.
After the Norman's Castle harvest,
there were portable mills at several loca-
tions on the west side of Abaco, all south
of Marsh Harbour Cornwall, three differ-
ent Millvilles, and finally Cross Harbour
which closed in 1943. These later mills
used tractors rather than horses for haul-
ing the logs out of the woods. According
to Captain Leonard Thompson, the horses
used at Norman's Castle were turned loose
to fend for themselves, probably being the
predessors of the horses still in the area.

Please see Lumber Camps Page 19


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This is the mill at Wilson City, a lumbering camp in operation from 1905 to 1915. Wilson
City is about 15 miles south of Marsh Harbour. The railway went inland from the shore
to bring logs in from the forest. The lumber was shipped by sailboats that would get to
the dock by coming in North Bar Channel.


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Lumbering was important on Abaco 1900 thu 1967

Lumber Camps From Page 78
He lived in the lumber camp there in his
Abaco temporarily lost its lumbering in-
dustry in 1944 when Abaco Lumber Com-
pany moved its operation to Pine Ridge,
Grand Bahama. This was near the present
Freeport which did not exist then. Shipping
was done from the north shore of Grand
Bahama. The lumber company had been
bought by Wallace Groves, who eventual-
ly developed Freeport. Timber was milled
in the sawmill but a main export was pit-
props sent to England. These were used to
prop up mine ceilings and smaller diameter
trees were suitable.
A Bahamian freight boat, the Donald
Roberts, was used by the Pine Ridge oper-

ation for trips to Nassau for groceries and
other supplies. It often returned from Nas-
sau or Florida with an automobile across
the gunnel's on the foredeck.
In 1956 the National Container Cor-
poration, an American company, bought
Abaco Lumber Company. A year later
Owens- Illinois acquired National Con-
tainer. The operation was moved from
Pine Ridge to Riding Point about 40 miles
east and on the north shore. The end use
of the wood changed as Owens Illinois
cut the pine trees into eight foot lengths
and shipped them to their container-board
plant in Jacksonville, Florida, for convert-
ing to pulp. Smaller trees can be harvested
for pulp than the size required by sawmills
for dimensional lumber. The pulp from
the Bahama trees was made into contain-
er-board, the inside and outside sheets of



This is another picture of the mill at Wilson City but taken from across the water. On
the left can be seen the railroad track that encompassed the log pond. The rock cairns
holding the track can still be seen at low tide. The mill was closed at the beginning of
World War I.

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This was the drying yard at Wilson City. The lumber was shipped to Havana, Cuba, Sa-
vannah, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida and other foreign ports. These photos are from
the estate of Carlin Malone of Hope Town.

corrugated cardboard.
Since pulpwood was the desired product
and could be harvested by newer methods,
much of the Pine Ridge equipment was left
behind in the move to Riding Point. The
use of the narrow-gauge steam locomotive
came to an end. Moving the residential
aspects to The Gap, as the new village at
riding point was called, was a major op-
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the operation to Riding Point and The Gap
while a few left the lumbering business and
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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian

AMA Local Government at Work

Hope Town District Council

18 Nov 08

Council members were given a short
presentation by Mr. Frank Knowles, who
proposed to offer guided Segway tours on
Elbow Cay and wanted Council's approval
in principle for the concept. A Segway is
a two-wheel transportation device allowing
a individual low speed transportation. Ap-
parently these are being used in Nassau for
tours. Questions arose over licensing re-
quirements which were not answered. The
devices allow a person to travel on side-
walks or roadways at speeds slightly above
a normal walking speed. Information is to
be provided on the Nassau operation and
how they were accepted there.
Extensive discussion centered on expan-
sion of the graveyard which is essentially
at its capacity. A vacant piece of land has
been found close to town with a clouded
title, and it was proposed to ask govern-
ment if this could be reserved for a future
It was brought out that $10,000 had
been given to the Man-O-War community
by Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco,
for repairs to a public dock. However, the
repairs would have cost much more than
this, so the funds were shared between the
ball field and a new private school. The
renovations to the public dock will be done
when sufficient funding is available, prob-
ably later in 2009.
Marsh Harbour Town Comm. Dec 3, 08
The Committee held a short meeting to
discuss finances. Members allocated $3000
to Social Services to assist elderly persons

in need in Marsh Harbour and Spring City.
They also allocated $1000 each to Spring
City and Marsh Harbour for Christmas
decorations and lighting. The Christmas
Festival Committee was given $500 to as-
sist in preparing the site.
Town Planning Dec 15, 08
The members are concerned about a
proliferation of signs along the roadways,
particularly near the airport. Regulations
that control the use of signs along road-
ways will be looked into.
There was also concern about a resi-
dential lot in Central Pines Estates that
appeared to be used for heavy equipment
storage and maintenance. The owner will
be contacted. (Two days later all equip-
ment had been removed.)
Several Keep Abaco Beautiful signs
on highways were felt to be a distraction
to drivers. They seemed more appropri-
ate for viewing by pedestrians rather than
high speed drivers. Some of the signs have
weathered to the point of not being leg-
Hope Town District Council Dec 16, 08
The Council had been verbally informed
that the $18,000 paid monthly for trans-
porting garbage bins to Marsh Harbour
was excessive and will be reduced.
Much of the discussion was about the
shipping method and associated freight
costs for moving the trash bins to Marsh
Harbour and looking into ways to reduce
these expenses. In times of normal activ-
ity Hope Town sends four bins of garbage
to Marsh Harbour twice a week by barge.
Moving the bins requires a specially fit-
ted truck which comes and leaves with the

barge. One problem is that the barge must
make a trip even if it is only one bin to
be taken. Bins could be left to accumulate
but this creates a severe problem with flies
breeding in the rotting garbage. Man-O-
War had this problem a year ago. With
Hope Town's reduced visitor numbers, the
accumulated volume is much less but the
barge was making its normal two trips each
week. Ways of transporting reduced vol-
umes economically will be looked into.
Residents complained about boat people
bringing their dogs ashore to poop. It was
asked if those with dogs can be required
to bag and remove the poop as is done in
many locations in the States.
Central Abaco District Council 16 Dec 08
Members met to hear an appeal by a
resident of Eastern Shores who had an ap-
plication for a building permit rejected by
Town Planning for several infractions. The
owner's friend represented the owner in
presenting his information. Council invited
the Chairman of Town Planning to explain
the infractions.
The road had been re-routed slightly
on the owner's property at his expense in
order to create sufficient space to build a
residence. Many of the residents in this
subdivision had approved the road reloca-
tion. Non-compliance related to the build-
ing covering more than the maximum 20
percent of the lot and setbacks being less
that the required amount specified in the
deeded covenants.
During the discussions it was disclosed
that the owner had dug the building foot-
ings, placed reinforcing steel and poured
cement without the permit being approved

and without the steel and footings being in-
spected prior to the cement being placed.
The Town Planning Chairman made
general statements about the role of Town
Planning to insure the orderly growth and
appearance of the town. The Board is not
comfortable in letting mistakes of the past
become the new standard for the area, and
the members are working to see that con-
struction follows the recommended guide-
lines in the Town Planning Act.
The entire Eastern Shores area has many
deviations from the regulations, houses
built over the water, septic tanks in wrong
locations or walls and buildings too close
to the road.
Owners of lots that are divided by the
road often sell the small piece on the north
shore which are subsequently built on but
which do not have enough space for park-
ing. The present Board members are trying
to see that construction practices are within
the requirements of the Act.
After the presentation by the applicant
and the statement from the Town Plan-
ing Chairman were heard, the room was
cleared as Council members debated the
issue. A public statement was not issued,
and it is not known if the appeal was suc-
cessful or not. The Council members re-
sumed their deliberations on their routine
Seaman Saunders of the Defence Force
made a presentation on the Ranger Pro-
gram sponsored by the Defence Force. He
was requesting financial support. A deci-
sion was not made.
The owner of Three D's Signs made

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a presentation asking that his contract be
respected and payment be made for street
signs. Council members will see how
many signs have been made, their state of
assembly, then discuss how to make a pay-
ment for that amount of work. The issue is
complicated as the contract was issued by
the previous Council, but the work extends
into the term of this Council. However,
this Council has not included any funding
in its budget for this work. The Council-
lors are generally annoyed that a situation
has arisen where a previous Council has
made a financial commitment extending
into a future Council's budget without
their knowledge or authorization. Every-
one agrees that the signs are needed, but
the payment issue is ongoing.
It was brought out that the maintenance
at the two government schools is not be-
ing done in an acceptable manner, and a

maintenance man is needed on a full time
basis. It was said that one of the schools
had only two lights working in the entire
facility. The school grounds are not being
kept to an acceptable standard.
One Councillor had several concerns.
He complained that Cable Bahamas is not
providing good cable service and does not
have an office on Abaco. He wants Aba-
co's two Members of Parliament to address
Council members and hear of their con-
cerns. He asked that applicants for the lots
in Central Pines be considered more fairly
than in the past where public servants, po-
lice officers and others were given options
on lots before common persons were al-
lowed to submit their applications. He was
further annoyed by frequent requests to at-
tend emergency meetings as he has com-
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short notice.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian

Uicwpoin .

.. More Hot Air

By J.F. Hedden
During much of 2008 the public's at-
tention was drawn towards island planning
for development with visits from several
university groups, community reactions to
proposed construction projects, the open-
ing of the new garbage dump at Snake
Cay, mining operations securing fill from
the sides of the highway, discussions con-
cerning protection, proposals for the same,
and several public forums for the people's
With 2009 showing a decline in an al-
ready fragile economy, it will be interest-
ing to note any changes in attitudes towards
development programmes which may come
on line over the next twelve months or so.
The Bahamian government has already
indicated an increase in infrastructural and
public-funded programmes in order to ease
the blow of unemployment as a result of
the global slowdown. Projects for Abaco
are said to include continued governmental
housing projects, the new administrative
complex, new port developments, amongst
others. Consideration for other infrastruc-
tural improvements should be made with
an eye towards efficiency when we eventu-
ally pull out of the economic slump. These
must include communication, transporta-
tion and resource utilisation.
Central Council, for example, should

examine the possibility of reopening the
coastal road from Stede Bonnet through
Calcutta, and to the south, thus effectively
creating a ring road around the congested
streets of Marsh Harbour. At the same time
this coast can provide a permanent site for
a ferry dock, thus relieving the congestion
at Crossing Beach and the entrance to East-
ern Shores. Also construction of a public
slip in this area should be made to allow
access to this side of the sea of Abaco for
launching small boats from trailers.
The bypass road from the airport round-
about to the highway going north should
be improved with provision for drainage
and perhaps even be surfaced and sealed.
Existing government structures need to be
renovated and even given a lick of paint
to improve their appearance if nothing
else. Out of necessity Council will need to
involve the central government, both for
approval and the essential funding from
the public purse. Government has already
committed itself to further borrowing on
behalf of the taxpayer and needs to seri-
ously further examine the idea of providing
much needed employment for a soon-to-be
unemployed public.
To my mind, the cost to the public
purse, while being immense, can be jus-
tified for several reasons. Firstly, the ac-
tual cost of wages will not be as high as

in good times simply because the com-
petition for available jobs will lower the
wage level. Secondly, the employed will
continue to contribute to the public purse
through taxes. Thirdly, infrastructural im-
provements will already be in place for the
eventual upturn in the economy and more
private sector projects begin to come back
on line. At the same time we can work
out a realistic and strategic developmental
programme for Abaco rather than continue
with the hodgepodge of poorly thought out
and implemented projects to date. In other
words, the eventual greedy rush for money
will not be allowed to overtake our sensi-
Of course, the cost is not only economic
but will place more demands on the pub-
lic service, local councils, committees and
boards; in terms of time, effort and per-
haps more important ideas. It's time to
put that great Bahamian brain to work after
so many years of vacation.
By now we must all be aware that our
unique and beautiful environment is the
only real asset that the Bahamas in general
and Abaco in particular can offer the world
as a source of income for our people. How-
ever, we still have not all arrived at the
same page when it comes to maintaining
that special quality of our surroundings.
Since the opening of the new dumpsite at

Snake Cay, roadside litter has increased
along the highway feeder, and even worse,
the dumping of garbage in the pine forest
reservation roads has also increased. The
former is obviously due to a lack of proper
load securing, and the latter may be due
to several reasons. Firstly, dumpsite hours
may be having an effect, and secondly, the
idea of having to drive all the way, and far,
out of town to dispose of waste is just too
much to deal with.
In addition, our roadside beauty is not
being enhanced as the mining and fill oper-
ations proceed, leaving large areas of bleak
refrigerator white limestone deserts in the
trail of progress. The Ministry of the En-
vironment has designated these as tempo-
rary, but the aesthetics become permanent.
Have any of us come up with an idea for a
permanent location for quarrying yet?
Finally, on this particular subject I can-
not say I have seen any changes in our
approach to energy and resource con-
sumption. Shouldn't we be thinking of
architecture that considers the advantages
of our surroundings, including more use
of native landscaping systems, trees and
ornamentals. Shouldn't we be thinking of
porches, verandas, steep pitch roofs with

Please see Hedden Page 23




If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677

1' 1 Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!

S[ Reach, Develop,
ORNI Train, Love
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Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worhin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus Saves

Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com

Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
St. James
SHope Town
SSunday Services
9:30 & 11
Mission House

St. Andrews
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647

Epworth Chapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House




Reivax Trucking 242-351-8640
Engines: 03 3.5 Altima, 03 2.2 Eco Tech,
97 Avalon
Transmission: Expdetiion, Toyota Windon, 03
Altima 3.5 Gear Box, 03 Cavalier gear box
Interior: Leather, Taurus, Malibu, Cadillac
Cars for sale: 01 Malibu, 02 Lesabre, 01 Taurus
Dump Trucks: $12,000 ea, 40' flat bed, $1200 ea
Motor Bike: 600 Katana
Used Parts: All Makes, All Models

TrPpicml SuvenirP
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 5 Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Abaco A & D Trucking
Call us
or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PRO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe Dump Trucks
* D3, D5 & D8 Tractors Payloaders
* Excavators
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

Abaco Carpets
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
opposite Lowe's Pharmacy
Phone: 367-0541 367-0546
Kitchen Cabinets 2" Faux Blinds
Commercial and Residential Carpets
Carpet Accessories and Installation
Laminate Flooring

balo Island Pharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
www. abacoislandpharmacy.com

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Hedden From Page 22

high venting such as dormers that actually
open, the sound of birds and singers in-
stead of the oppressive silence of climate
control through air conditioning. Again, I
say we can re-learn what we forgot from
many of our second homeowners who in
turn learned from the previous generations
of Bahamians. Cyclical isn't it?
Talking of planning, the flooding prob-
lem at Marsh Harbour airport is not pres-
ently an issue because we are approaching
the dry season. The Marsh Harbour Town
Committee needs to work on this now before
the rainy season begins. There has been talk
of drainage wells and active pumping sys-
tems to rapidly drain the area. However, at

various times and places throughout the is-
lands I have seen the most effective systems
relying solely on the flow of water through
drainage canals sometimes with a sluice gate
incorporated to prevent back flow at appro-
priate times. Maintenance of such systems
is relatively simple: silt and weed removal
and periodic removal of garbage and other
detritus. Landscaping and decoration with
native species could make such a canal an
attractive addition to the usually bored and
frustrated traveller waiting interminably
outside in the heat and dust.
Just a few ideas and regurgitations from
a recent past which need to be updated to
the present. After all, it's really just so
much hot air!

A high percentage of Abaco's 13,000 population
reads this paper, plus about 600 interested
subscribers who read about Abaco.

It pays to advertise

Sudoku puzzle No math required

The numerals 1-9 must
appear only once in: 7 5 2 6 9 1
* each 9-block square 7 5 2 6 9 1
* each row
* each column 3
The answer is on 9 7 4
page 21.
Every Sudoku game 3
begins with a number of
squares already filled in. 6 8 9 5 4
The more squares that _
are known, the easier 2
it is to figure out which
numbers go in the open 6 4 3 7
squares. As you fill in_
squares correctly, op-
tions for the remaining
squares are narrowed 5 9 1 4 3 2
and it becomes easier to
fill them in.


Minimum tor 3 lines in one issue V1I
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

For all your vertical and mini-blind needs con
tact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031

Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to
Out Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for
more information
4 sets of PGT double French doors, 1 PGT
single door $6995 for all. Still crated. Call
367-2452 for more info
Washer/Dryer Frigidaire Gallery heavy duty,
extra large capacity. Front loader, never used,
in plastic. Duty paid. Available for viewing
Dec. 19th thru Jan. 7th (Lubbers Quarters)
Call 242-458-4246 or email nataliegoff@bell-
south.net after Jan 7.


90 Mazda Miata MXS, 177,000 miles, white
w/black interior, 5 speed manual transmission,
recent top. Fun to drive 30 mpg. DUTY PAID
$4800 Tel 242-577-0038, 843-814-7500 US

92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 367

02 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3L power stroke
diesel, automatic, 4WD, A/C, power win-
dows and locks, tool box, etc. Very clean
solid truck. $21,000 Call Billy 577-6211 or
366-2806 after 6 pm
05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift,
$9,995. Call 367-2452
05 Honda Recon 250, 4 wheeler, low hours.
Asking $4.000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115

7 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
all 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-359-6354 or
65-6193 after 6. $19,000 OBO
olf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas,2
assenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262


16' Wahoo 1985 Boston Whaler copy, 70
HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to
bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied
$4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699

17' Maverick Flats Boat, 97, 90 HP Yamaha,
200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000.
Phone 561-743-4732 or neandrossest@att.net.
Boat in Treasure Cay
17' Boston Whaler w/ trailer. Asking $9,000
Call 367-2895/ 477-5644

19.5' Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP
Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph.
365-4402 or 365-4033

22' Com Boat, 96, includes Bimini top, dive
board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh water
tank. Asking $7,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115

24' Glasstream 2007 beautiful like-new hull
for sale, only $28K. See at National Marine i
MT or call 577-n0'A

26' Shamrock w/ Cummins 210 Diesel, RE-
DUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy
cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000
ONO 366-0722 or 577-0277

27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900 OBO
Call 577-0004 or email camydm3@aol.com

28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive pla tform, single
screw 250 HP Curhmins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or dannv(Tmobvmarine.com

28' Bertram SF twin diesel, Port engine needs
ork. Have parts to fix. $15,500 Will trade for
open fisherman w/ outboard. Ph. 242-366-2065
r 577-0356

39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170

44' Sea Ray 44eb 1996, twin low hr 350hp cats,
8.0k Westerbeke genset, beautiful condition
throughout. $129,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail

Three fiberglass hulls

Sea n' Sport Boats

2 16' hulls at $5000 ea.
1 15' hull at $4800
Boats are set up for
tiller steering.
Located at Roberts Marine
Green Turtle Cay

Call Jimmy at 365-4249 for more info

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Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing. Highlighted by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
81,250,000. Ref. AS11005

Half acre building sites within a pri-
vate waterfront community. Fea-
tures include underground electricity,
private dock slip, beach access, and
views of the Sea of Abaco.
$595,000. PS10659

Unique 23,358 sq. ft. hilltop lot with
access to luxury amenities and
views across the Ritz Carleton man-
aged Abaco Club at Winding Bay,
golf course, and ocean.
$2,925,000. Ref. AS10647

Beautiful 8 acre parcel on pristine
Basin Harbour Cay perfect for a se-
cluded getaway or an eco-resort if
purchased and combined with adja-
cent 9+ acre tract
$249,000. Ref. PS10700

Unique 9,750 sq. ft. property with
sea views in the popular gated com-
munity of Sunrise Bay. Additionally,
a private dock slip can be acquired.
All amenities nearby.
$249,900. Ref. AS11026

Lovely 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to the Western shoreline and a short
walk or golf cart ride to the commu-
nity dock.
$84,500. Ref. AS10969

Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the prestigious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft. canal
lot has easy access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$260,000. Ref. AS10731

41.6 acre tract comprising rolling
hills and views to the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding area. Ideal site for
development purposes or as a pri-
vate estate.
$1,040,000. Ref. AB5178

Enjoy cool breezes and panoramic
vistas from this elevated 1.267 acre
estate site overlooking the 7th and
8th holes within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club.
$1,900,000. Ref. AS10995

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