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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1st, 2008

Miss S.C. Bootle is chosen

Talent Show brought out beautiful talented girls
By Vernique Russell
Spectacular, dazzling and a bang are
definitely words that can be used to de-
scribe the Miss Sherlin Bootle Pageant and
Fashion Show. The graduating class of
2009 staged the pageant and fashion show
to raise funds for their upcoming gradua-
tion and, indeed, the show was more than
What it was promised to be. It was held
on November 21st under the tent on the
School grounds.
The Overall Results were the following:
the S.C. Bootile Queen was Miss Madna
SFilsaime; the First Runner-up was Miss
Sondline Josue and the Second Runner-up
was Miss Alexandria Murray. In the In-
dividual Categories the Best Poised was
Miss Madna Filsaime, the Best Sportswear
award went to Miss Alexandria Murray,
the Best Interview went to Miss Sondline
SJosue and the Best Presentation was won
by Miss Brittany Nairn.
The show begin in an unusual manner
and the crowd was made extremely wel-
S. C. Bootle High School held a Talent Show on November 21 that chose Miss Madna Filsaime as Miss S. C. Bootle and that raised come with addresses in English, Creole and
funds for the upcoming events of the graduating class. The event was held in a tent on the school grounds. Besides being judged on Spanish. Let the show begin. The Mistress
their beauty, the girls were also judged on their talents such as singing, dancing, poetry recitations; their fashion modeling including and Mister of ceremony were Ms. Kris-
evening wear, and their spontaneious answers in an interview. At the finale, the contestants came out in their formal wear waiting tie Russell and Mr. Anthony Young, who
for the judges' results. The top three were then given gifts and sashes. Those competing were Julianna Donte Etienne, Onanisha were assisted by the dynamic Ms. Ashley
McIntosh, Sharadawn Mills, Second Runner-up Alexandria Murray, Godydra Gardiner, First Runner-up Sondline Josoe, Britany
Nairn and Miss S.C. Bootle, Madna Filsaime. Please see Pageant Page 7

Christmas Festival 23 schools were
December 13 beginning at Noon
New Location BAIC park across from BEC office represented at College Fair
Santa Claus Games Junkanoo Crafts
Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band
School Bands Church Choirs Gifts Food


Fair raised funds for Marsh i

Harbour Fire Department





The seventh annual College Fair was held at New Visions Ministries on November 18
with a very good turnout of high school students. Here a representative of the College
of The Bahamas is shown talking with Mrs. Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape Chris-
tian School, while students listen as he discusses the benefits of attending that school.
The college representatives answered questions concerning their school's academics
and what majors were offered, expenses, scholarships available, housing possibilities,
social activites and general information. See story on page 4.

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ni g. Games, a bouncing castle, dinners, drinks and a ruffle with many items donated

Spirits, manning the bar. See story on page 2.


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Community supported fund raising for Fire Department


By Jennifer Hudson
It was an afternoon of fun, especially
for children, at the Fund Raising Fair
for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire
Department on November 15. A variety
of games was available for them to enjoy
including hoopla, darts, fish pond, lolli-
pop pull and the always popular bouncing
castle with lots of prizes to win. All game
prizes were donated by the Marsh Har-
bour/ Spring City Township and the raffle
prizes were donated by local businesses.
Many of the young children fancied
themselves as firefighters for the after-
noon as they sat in a fire truck cab feel-
ing very important as they blew the horn
and sirens and enjoyed "steering" the fire
truck. All of the dollars which were paid
for this privilege helped swell the fire
house fund. Thirteen-year-old Will Clar-
idge did an excellent job of keeping all
these aspiring young firefighters in line,


explaining to them what all of the various
knobs and gadgets were for. Will is the
son of firefighters Robert and Sharmane
Claridge and has been assisting the fire-
fighters in small ways since he was eight
years old. Now that he has five years'
experience, he actually helps man the
hoses.
As always at a fair the food and re-
freshment stalls were very popular but
probably the biggest money maker was
the takeaway dinners. Inside the shell of
the firehouse people were working hard
all day barbecuing and serving chicken,
rib or steak dinners and approximately
600 dinners were sold.
A glitch with the generating output
made it impossible for Stone McEwan to
perform his live music for the enjoyment
of the fair goers. Unfortunately, there
was not enough voltage to feed all of his
equipment, so he was disappointed not


The fund raising for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was a community
effort with many working to make it successful. Most of the people in this picture worked
to serve about 600 dinners, cooking steak on site. The shell of the unfinished building was
appreciated as a rain shower dampened the afternoon activities.


to be able to contribute. The output was
enough, however, for DJ Craig Boo to
play his CD's to liven up the occasion.
The organizers were very pleased with
the sum of $19,587 which was raised.
Mr. Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman,
stated that the Marsh Harbour/Spring City
Township will be adding $10,000 from its
capital projects fund to the amount raised
at the fair.
Fire Chief John Hall and the organiz-
ers of the fair would like to thank all those
persons who donated items and their time
and also the public who turned out to sup-
port the event. Several people came from
the cays and the committee was very


pleased with the turnout on the whole al-
though they were very disappointed with
the noticeable lack of support from resi-
dents of the adjoining towns.
The fair was held on the grounds of
the partially constructed fire house which
was begun in 1999. It was estimated prior
to the fair that $100,000 was still needed
to complete the building so moneys raised
from the fair will help towards that goal.
The fair was first conceived in the mind
of Mason David Dorsett and his fellow
Masons of the Carlton Masonic Lodge
with Mr. Thompson and many other will-
ing helpers then coming on board to make
the fair a success.


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4235
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HOPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #3125
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4294 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1,900 sq. ft., 2 HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed
bedroom, 2 bath home. Immaculate condition, I bath home, art studio attached, hw floors, a/c, in
Near Sea Spray Marina and great surf. $865,000. the settlement of HopeTownVillage. US $800,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4390 ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3928
MARNIE'S LANDING LOT IIB 112 acre HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 3 bath
marina front property, graduating cottage providing peaceful views of the
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3399
HISTORIC HARRISON HOUSE IN HOPE
TOWN 3 bed, 2 bath I minute walk away
from the ocean beach. $595,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY, 2
bedroom 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot
with great views from second floor $595,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4044
OCEANFRONT NORTH END LOT 57 Minutes
to Hope Town and public dock access.
Close to bayside beach.US$500,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -BOAT
INCLUDED I bed I bath cottage with a dock.
Near Hope Town and Marsh Harbour.$365,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath Island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound.Best deal on the island. $485,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@Soth ebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


TILLOO CAY #3738
LOT 10 BEACHFRONT. Located in
a protected cove in Tilloo Beach Subdivision
with a community dock. $299,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309 TILLOO CAY #3657
NEw SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground FARSIDE-WATERFRONT themostuniqueand desirable
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach, property in Abaco. 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, hangar
Excellent Investment Starting at $140,000. and dockage for 80-foot vessel. US$5,950,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LOTS & ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 ATLANTIC DRAst Dorros Cove oceanfront and dock slip. $750,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 BIG POINT Lot I I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 CocONUt DUNE Beach front, great surfl $595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3945 DoRRos CovE NEW PRICE Water views and dedicated dock slip. $279,900. Kerry Sullivan
#2344 DoRRos Cove Lot 13-OceanView and dedicated dock slip. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#3844 FISHING POINT HILL- Building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan:
#4236 MARNIES LANDING Lor 3C Dock slip and ocean view $679,900. Kerry Sullivan
#3951 NoirmH END Lot 41 -Wooded .5 acre. $200,000.Jane Patterson
#4605 OCEANVIEW SUBDIVISON Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799 sq.ft. $200,000. BillAlbury
#3824 PINK SAND Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 SURFERS REs Lot #8 near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500.Jane Patterson:


TILLOO CAY
#1836 TII.OO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside lots, shared dock.$ 150,000+. Laurie Schreiner:
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Reduced Price $580,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. $180,000. Stan Sawyer
#4558 TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000..Laurie Schreiner:
Lydia Bodamer Ronalda Higgins #3738 TILLoo BEAH SUBDIVISION Lot 10 Beachfront lot. $299,000. Laurie Schreiner
Estate Agent Client Services #3792 ONEWATERFRONTACRE Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
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LIGHTBOURN REALTY


MAN-O-WAR CAY TRADE WINDS
Immaculate 3 bed-
room/ 3 bath home
on a double ocean-
front lot comprising
26,478 sq ft.
Designed to com-
mand exquisite
views of the Atlantic.
Features wrap
around decks, over
150' of rocky shoreline, generator and more!
Priced at $1,775,000 Ref# 6445
Contact Mailin Sands


4 Bed/4.5 Batd, luxury island
home located in beautiful
Green Turtle Cay. Offirs a
deep water dock and infinity
pool and hot tub with breath-
taking views. A designer kitchen
is enhanced by die elegant open
living/dining room.
Priced at $-4,400,000
REF #6418
Contact Chris Farrington


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Island Reach 4.
bed/3.5 bath hilltop
home featuring a pri-
vate dock slip and
swimming pool. Lo-
cated on 1/2 acre of
land this top of dithe
line home is ready for
you to move in!
Priced at $850,000- REF # 6451
Contact: Chris Farrington

GREEN TURTLE CAY
*.Golden Pahns Beautiful
Sea to Sea estate featuring
a 3 bed 3 bath main
house and a guest cottage
tllat sleeps 8 with 2 full
baths.. Includes dock-
age, 1976 Volkswagen
car, 15' boat and a 21 whaler. This home is offered
"turn key" and ready to enjoy
Offered at $3,400,000 plus 79 closing costs
Contact: Chris Farrington.

SUNRISE BAY
Lot comprising 11,140
Ssq.ft containing a par-
f ially completed lbunda-
lion for a well designed
3 bed/3 bath 2,500 sq ft
home in gated commu-
l ity. Sold as is. Building
plans available. Dock
slip included with purclmse.
Priced at $ 450,000-REF #6450
Contact Mailin Sands

TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks
2 bed, 2 bath home
with 1,100 sq. ft of
living space. Sits on
1.4 acres Property
runs from highway to
Sea-of-Abaco. 80' of
water fiontage. Peace-
ful and quiet. A must
see. Priced at $288,000 REF #6582
Contact: Mailin Sands

Sweetings Village Available lk approx 9,000 sq.ll $70,000
Marsh Harbour Vision Heighls. Affordable lots Siarting Ifro
$46,500 Call Mailin
Pelican Shores 4.7(i3 Acre developmental property. Great opprln-
lunity to sudivide $8,795,000
Murphy Town Lots Nei CGreal Cistern, 4 LoLs available. Sianring
rhn $45,000 Call Lee
Long Beach Lots 115, 247, 257 All approx 1/4 acre in size. Prices
firn $80,000 $50,00
Treasure Cay -4esidenllil lot one back rrom lthe bead $105,000
Green Turtle Estates-Mulii-family lot available.$160,000
Dundas Town- 9000' sqll with 104' on tie rold-$40,000
BahamaPalmShores- ResidlenIiil L-W-$150,000 Call Lee
Leisure Lee 3 bed 2 bath home$295,000 Call Mailin
Sandbanks -1.22 acre lot. Rocky shoreline. $85,000 Call Mailin


Mailin Sands
Marsh Harbour
242 367-2992
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


JENCO PLAZA
Marsh Harbour-

Commercial building in
the center of town featur-
ing 3,570 sq.ft and situated
on 20,000 sq.ft of prop-
erty. All spaces currently
rented. Aln ideal invest-
ment property.
Offered at $ 579,000
Contact: Mailin Sands

SUNRISE BAY
Fantastic lot with eleva-
tions featuring 17,357 sq.ft
in much desired area.
Includes boat slip withL
boat lift installed. Don't
miss this great opportunity
to own property in this
gated community.

Priced at $475,000 REF #6449
Contact: Mailin Sands

PURPLE COTTAGE
I bedroom, I bathroom
1000 sq ft cottage lo-
cated in Marsh Harbour.
Perfect starter home and
offers beautifully land-
scaped yard with room
to expand. The inside
needs some TIC, so
finish inside to your tastes anrd desires.
Offered at $200,000 REF #6687
Contact: Mailin Sands

BAHAMA PALM SHORES
3 bedroom 2 bathroom
home featuring 2,867 sq.ti
of living space. Pool, gar-
deners quarters and gen-
erator house are also avail-
able on this 2 acre beach-
front parcel in Bahama
Palm Shores.

Priced at $ 895,000 REF #5670
Contact Mailin Sands


ABACO OFFICE

SChris Farrington
Green Turtle Cay
242 365-4695
Schris@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


MARINA VILLAS
2 bedroom/2.5 bath
villas in a marina set-
ting. Features 100 ft
A of prime waterfront

up generator and golf
cart garage. Each villa
haRs it's own dock slip

Priced from $650,000 -$880,000
Contact Chris Farrington

YELLOWWOOD LOTS
btaterfront Lot-Priced at
$312,000.
Interior and hlltop lots,
ringing in size from
27,260 sq. ft. to 1.171
acres. Prices from
$110,000-$299,000
1.929 acres along the
main highway to Cherokee Sound. $210,000
Contact: Mailin Sands


SEA TO SEA. Pelican Shores

Pascoe House. 4.763 acres
with approx. 600 ft of liar-
bour liront, a deep water
dock and water front on the
Sea of Abaco. 2 bed, 1.5
bath home, a 2 bed/2bath
guest cottage & I bed, 1
bath cottage.
Priced at US$8,795,000 Ref# 5724
Contact Mailin Sands


GREEN TURTLE CAY


Over one acre of prime
beach front situated on
Atlantic Ocean beach.
One of the nicest
beaches on the Island.


Priced at $720,000
Contact Chris Farrington


BAHAMAS

Lee Pinder
Cherokee Sound
242 366-2053
lee@coldwellbankerbahanas.corn


www. coldwellbankerbahamas. com

Your Perfect Partner in Abaco
Cherokee Sound+Green Turtle CaytHope Town +Marsh Harbour+Man-O-War Cay


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SUTHERLAND HOUSE
This 8 bedroom 8 badly luxury
home features spectacular views
from this Sea to Sea property. The
estate includes two docks, a private
beach, manicured gardens, a 5,000
." gal/day water maker, boat house
and a workshop. Offered com-
pletely furnished and turn key
Priced at $5,500,000 Ref# 6596
Contact Chris Farrington


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Enthusiastic students learned about colleges


By Jennifer Hudson
Hundreds of students attended the sev-
enth Annual Abaco College Fair held at
New Vision Ministries on November 18
eager to see what opportunities for further
education lay ahead for them. Students of
Grades 10, 11 and 12 participated from all
of the high schools both public and private
in Marsh Harbour and also the S.C. Boo-
tie High School in Cooper's Town. Mrs.
Isobel Sherman once again did an excel-
lent job of bringing representatives from
23 colleges throughout the United States,
Canada and The Bahamas to the Abaco
College Fair.
The colleges and universities from far-
ther afield received much interest from
students hoping to broaden their wings
abroad, but it was the schools based in The
Bahamas which drew the larger crowds.
Some students prefer to stay closer to
home but there is also a great economic
consideration especially in these precarious
economic times. Many students have fam-
ily members with whom to stay in Nassau
so costs are greatly reduced and air fares
are much less costly. Colleges in Florida,
especially in West Palm Beach, are also
very popular due to ease of travel.
The majority of the colleges had attended
the Abaco College Fair in previous years
but four colleges Holland College, Prince
Edward Island, Canada; Humber Institute
of Technology, Toronto, Canada; Schiller
University, Largo, Florida; and University
of Western Ontario, Canada, were here for
the first time. Northwood University, West
Palm Beach, Florida, was back after an ab-
sence of five years.
Holland College on Prince Edward
Island, Canada, saw a rise from one Ba-
hamaian student to 15 in one year. "Its


popularity is due in part to the fact that
Canada has lower tuition rates than the
United States and also that it has a world
class programme based on tourism which
is very applicable to The Bahamas," stated
its representative who had given out all 100
of his brochures within the first hour.
Humber Institute, Toronto, Canada, of-
fers a two- or three-year course and is sim-
ilar to a community college and also offers
some bachelors degrees. Although it has an
enrollment of 17,000 students, the average
class size is only 40 so it is very personal
with a strong "hands on" focus.
Schiller University has campuses in six
countries and so is a truly international uni-
versity offering students the opportunity to
study in many different countries.
The University of Western Ontario
which was hoping to make a good debut
here this year met with some misfortune.
The courier had not delivered the brochures
and paperwork, leaving the representative
with just one booklet which she had carried
in her hand baggage to show to students
and, to add insult to injury, the airline lost
all her baggage.
Acadia University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Canada, is a small, spirited college
which draws a large number of Bahamian
students and a few of its alumni are now
living on Abaco.
Berkeley College, New York, is a busi-
ness college with a large international pop-
ulation. Its most popular course is fashion
merchandising and the fact that its campus
is located on 5th Avenue is a plus. Since
it is a very practical college at which all
students do an internship, no SAT's are
required. The college gives partial scholar-
ships of up to 25 percent.
Savannah College of Art and Design


(SCAD) has a large international enroll-
ment and The Bahamas is one of its top
ten countries with students attending from
Nassau, Freeport and Abaco.
The College of The Bahamas, as in pre-
vious years, sent several representatives,
and they are always kept busy as this is
obviously a popular choice with Abaco
students being close to home and offering
a wide variety of courses. The Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
has campuses in Nassau and Freeport but
states that most of the students from Ab-
aco attend the Freeport campus. Success
Training College has a campus in Nassau
but also has a campus on Abaco which is
presently attended by 40 students. A new
secretarial school on Abaco, Rolle's Secre-
tarial School, opened in September of this
year and was making its first appearance


at the fair. Presently, only evening class-
es are offered but by January 2009, Mrs.
Rolle hopes to begin day classes also.
The colleges were all very interest-
ing, offering an extremely wide range of
courses from culinary arts to aeronautics.
Representatives from some of the other
more distant colleges intimated that they
are somewhat concerned that increased
airfares may prevent some students from
attending colleges at greater distances es-
pecially those whose families fall on the
borderline financially. There have even
been a few students who have had to drop
out of college, but the representatives were
optimistic that most students would not be
adversely affected as they felt that families
would do all they could to provide a col-
Please see College Fair Page 26


The college representatives who were busiest at the College Fair were those from the
Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and the College of The Bahamas. Here the
BTVI representative discusses the school with students from Abaco Central High School.
Students from all high schools on the island attended the College Fair.


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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
School News
Youth Month Celebration
Cherokee Primary School students at-
tended one of the many celebrations held in
Sandy Point during Youth Month in Octo-
ber and performed with a musical presenta-
tion. It was well received and the children
enjoyed the day's outing and the chance to
interact with other students on Abaco.
Fire Safety Awareness Day
The 31st of October was Fire Safety
Awareness Day and the school children
had a representative come to remind them
of fire safety and tips on how to save them-
selves in case of a fire in their home or
school. Being a Friday they also were par-
ticipating in a casual dress day. All those
who came to school in casual clothes and
not their school uniform paid $1 into a
pool, but some brought more because they
knew they were going to donate the funds
to a worthy cause. They voted to donate
the $53 they raised to the Casuarina Vol-
unteer Fire Department. The monies were
given to Mr. Rex Albury as he is a mem-
ber and he thanked the children for their
donation.
School's Christmas Party
School lets out for the holidays on De-
cember 12 and a party and luncheon is
planned to start the celebrations off a little
early. A tree is decorated and gifts are piled
underneath with Santa making a customary
stop in Cherokee to wish all the children a
Happy Christmas.
Fund Raiser Planned
A take-away dinner and mini-fair will be


held on November 29 to raise funds hope-
fully for another student field trip. It will
be a fun time and include souses as well as
a bake stall, games and competitions. Prin-
cipal Michelle Lowe is planning on a good
response from the community to make the
day a big success.
November is Literacy Month
Ms. Lowe would like to thank all the
volunteers who came to read to the stu-
dents during Literacy Month. It was good
example to include the community in this
school project, and I'm sure the ladies also
enjoyed their time with the children.
Senior Citizen Tea
An Afternoon Tea was held for the set-
tlement's senior citizens on November 26.
The students served the tea and the senior
citizens had an opportunity to visit and en-
joy themselves. This senior citizen get-to-
gether has become an annual event over the
past three years and much anticipated by
the children and older folks alike.
A Day of Fasting
The Assemblies of God joined the con-
gregation of Epworth Chapel for a Harvest
Celebration Service on November 16th in
the Cherokee Methodist church. A beauti-
ful display of fresh food items had been
placed on the altar, all things most of us
deem necessary for our everyday living.
In addition, parishioners brought bags of
canned goods and staples as well as enve-
lopes containing money, all to be donated
to the less fortunate in our society.
Rev. Jean Semi Joseph appealed to the
congregation who came that morning to fast
for one day on December 1st in support of
the many people in our nation who are suf-
fering unavoidable hardships at this time.


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He challenged us to take the money that we
would have spent on the food we would or-
dinarily consume that day and donate it to
someone in need. He mentioned the recent
lay-offs on Paradise Island in Nassau and
assured us that we would soon be feeling
the effects of these drastic acts. Many will


be in a position of not knowing where their
next meal was coming from and highlight-
ed the importance to give to those who will
be adversely effected by these hard times.
It is our responsibility, as Christians, to do
whatever we can to relieve suffering wher-
ever we encounter it.


Five Abaconians are

Cacique finalists


By Michelle Mikula
Abaco Tourism Office
Abaconians are once again in the run-
ning to receive tourism's highest honour
after being named finalists in the 13th An-
nual Cacique Awards. The finalists include
Capt. Lewis Key, owner and operator of
Zig Zag Airways and Glender Knowles,
owner and operator of the Great Abaco
Express, both in the Transportation cate-
gory; Kimberly Roberts, owner of Bahama
Dawn, in the Handicraft category; Steve
Dodge, Editor/Publisher of the Cruising
Guide to Abaco, in the Creative Arts cat-
egory; and Peggy Thompson, owner of
Hope Town Hideaways, nominated for the
Minister's Award.
Their advancement into the finals came
through the Cacique Award's blue ribbon
panel judges who were impressed by their
achievements and contributions within


the tourism industry. The final winners
will be named at the 13th Annual Cacique
Awards when they will join other finalists
from around The Bahamas who have been
identified as tourism's finest. The Awards
Ceremony is scheduled for January 30th in
Nassau.
The Abaco Tourist Office acknowledges
the other eight nominees from Abaco who
were not named finalists this year, but who
have played a vital role in the growth and
sustainability of tourism on Abaco. Those
persons include Nicholas Mialous of Ab-
aco Neem, Florence Sawyer of Florence
Caf6, Violet Smith of Miss Emily's Blue
Bee Bar, Lincoln Jones of Lincoln's Island
Adventures, Ricardo Johnson of Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean Club, Sharon Smith of
Continental Connections, David Bethel of
Plymouth Rock Cafe and Alfredo Cornish
of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club.


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performances. They did not compete for
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The Editor Says... Festival will set holiday mood


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Central Abaco's Christmas Festival
is back on the calender after being can-
celled for lack of an appropriate site and
insufficient funding for entertainment. The
cleared BAIC site between the Anglican
Church and the Works compound on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour is
being prepared as a multi-purpose site for
local craftsmen and to be used for cultur-
al events. A farmer's market for locally
grown fruit and vegetables will eventu-
ally be a component. The site was initially
cleared but major improvements are wait-
ing for funding as it is not a priority item.
However, to be used as a site for the
Christmas Festival does not require much
more than clean land and lights for night
use. Within the last week or two, the land
has been graded, and we understand that
BEC, whose office is across the street, will
be installing suitable lights.
The committee that put the fair together
last year has been resurrected on short no-
tice, and they are enthusiastically working
to have a December 13 event lasting from
noon to nearly midnight.
Funding is much less than previous
years, but there should be enough enter-
tainment to make the event worthwhile.
Schools, service clubs and church groups
are being contacted to have game and food
booths. Craftsmen and artists are being
contacted to set up their displays.
Santa will be there with gifts for the
children. The Festival has been Abaco's
biggest event of the year, drawing several
thousand people over the course of the af-
ternoon and evening activities.
We are glad that the tradition is being
continued. Hosting the Christmas Festival
at this location will help establish it as a
place for crafts, cultural events and a farm-
er's market.
Goombay Park beside the Marsh Har-
bour Port is getting smaller as freight oper-
ations extend into the park area. It is being
squeezed by expanding shipping interests,
and the day may not be far off when that
site yields to port pressures. That existing
park site may be transformed into a ferry
terminal serving Guana Cay and other is-
lands. It is close to the commercial center


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of town and has ample parking for com-
muters working on the cays.
Dump closes and
landfill opens
The new sanitary landfill has been open
for two weeks with incoming trucks and
waste containers arriving hourly. As this
is being written, the scale has not been put
into service but is expected to be opera-
tional soon.
The fee structure has not yet been estab-
lished but will probably parallel the fees
used in Nassau. No fee will be charged
for loads weighing less than 300 pounds.
It was said that the average loaded pick-up
truck brings less than 300 pounds. A five
dollar fee is suggested for loads weighing
between 300 and 1,000 pounds. Beyond
the half ton mark, the Nassau fee is $10
per ton.
The Central Abaco Counci must meet
and establish the rate and when the fees are


to begin. These fees go into a local reserve
account which accumulates to defray waste
collection maintenance and operation. In
three to five years, it is expected that a
new cell will have to be built which will be
an expense for the Central Abaco District
Council to bear.
Initial observations suggest that our
Council members have not shown much in-
terest in resolving the issues and challenges
this facility is presenting as it evolves into
a smooth running operation.
The potential for recycling is enormous,
but the subject has not been discussed to
any degree. A diesel-powered chipper with
a nine-inch throat is at the site but has not
been used yet. Procedures will have to be
established for incoming yard trash and
disposing of the wood chips that will be
generated. It was said that it will chip a
nine-inch diameter tree trunk. This may
require one or two men using a chain saw
to cut large tree trunks and limbs to man-


ageable lengths and feed them into the ma-
chine's hopper. How the generated mulch
will be disposed of will probably depend
on the volume being generated.
A small area has been set aside for old
tires and a larger adjoining area is reserved
for construction debris, furniture, mat-
tresses and the like. Refrigerators and large
appliances have not yet shown up, but they
will get their own holding area. Pallets and
tree stumps larger than nine inches go in
another undisclosed direction.
Council members must resolve these is-
sues as they arise or perhaps assign a small
management oversight committee to make
suggestions to let this facility live up to its
potential.
Abaco's rapid growth is bringing new
issues for our Council's to solve. More ef-
fort will be required than the present sev-
eral hours a month sitting in an evening
meeting.


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Dr. Binard is leaving
To my Abaco patients and friends,
It is with mixed emotions that I inform
you of my planned temporary leave of ab-
sence from Abaco.
After ten years of practice in Abaco,
it is time for me to return to the USA to
pursue re-certification in my specialty of
Internal Medicine as well as obtain addi-
tional training and experience in a hospital
setting. While it was difficult to contem-
plate taking even a brief leave of absence,
I believe the additional training will allow
me to return to Abaco with enhanced skills
to better serve my patients who have en-
trusted me with the responsibility of car-
ing for the health of themselves and their
families.
I will maintain my home, vehicles and
Bahamian medical license so that I can re-
turn to Abaco every two to three months to
assist in the ongoing care of my patients.
As many of you know, from my first ex-
perience at age 12 in Haiti, it has been my
lifelong dream to be an "Island Doctor."
I thank Dr. Boyce for not only making
this dream a reality but also for his expert
guidance and support. Abaco is fortunate
to have a physician of Dr. Boyce's caliber,
and it has been a privilege to work with
him.
I also wish to thank the staff at Abaco
Family Medicine, Ebony, Tania, Rochelle,
Benita and Ellen for the expert and profes-
sional assistance they have given me and
my patients. Thanks to them, I have never
worked a single day while in Abaco. I have
enjoyed every day.
Finally, I wish to thank my Abaco pa-
tients who have given me the privilege of
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in the most intimate parts of your lives,
the joys as well as the sorrows, you have
taught me how to be a better doctor. For
this, I will be eternally grateful.
I leave with heavy heart but hopeful
spirit. I look forward to returning soon
with renewed vigor and skills.
I will be back or as we say in Creole
"M'ap Vini!"
Marc P. Binard, MD
P.S. I would like to thank John Hedden
for allowing me column space to publish
my letter in his newspaper.

Rotary Club asks for
community support
Dear Editor:
The Rotary Club of Abaco, in conjunc-
tion with Rotary Clubs in Florida and the
Caribbean, has written a grant proposal to
Rotary International for the Marsh Har-
bour Volunteer Fire Department. The grant
will purchase 54 fire hydrants, a 2,000 to
3,000 gallon diesel engine tanker truck
with a pump, gear and equipment for 12
fire fighters, hoses and racks, nozzles and
generators to the tune of about $200,000.
It looks like we will be able to generate
nearly all of the $168,000 needed to pur-
chase this equipment.
The hydrants will be installed and the
equipment will be used throughout the
Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Mur-
phy Town areas of Central Abaco. It should
be noted that we are partnering with Water
and Sewerage in this effort.
As part of our efforts towards the grant,
the Rotary Club of Abaco is required to
raise funds within the community. With
the recent fires in the Pigeon Pea and The
Mud, the brush fires and most recently, the
destruction of Sapodilly's and Maxwell's,
we are looking to the business community
to assist us in this effort. We need to raise
between $35,000 and $50,000 which will
be our contribution to the grant. Whatever
we raise here will be tripled through our
partnership with Rotary International.
We will be conducting an information
and pledge drive on Radio Abaco on No-
vember 28th. Please listen and call in your
pledge. You will retain control of your
money until needed by the project (estimat-
ed to be six months from now). Thank you
for helping in this vital community effort.
Sincerely yours,
Mike Malone, President
Rotary Club of Abaco


Second homeowner
states her sentiments
Dear Editor,
After reading the November 1st edition
of The Abaconian, I would like to thank
you for the statements you have made re-
garding the influence and value of the "sec-
ond homeowners" on Abaco. I think some-
times Americans and other foreigners get a
"bad rap." We, and many of our friends,
have been coming to Abaco for nearly 30
years now. We have owned property on
Treasure for over eight years. We have
developed friendships and ties with won-
derful local people that will last lifetimes.
However, somehow it is hard to feel like a
real part of the community.
It is not an easy task to be a ho-
meowner here! We have paid huge duties
and fees (many reserved for foreigners
only) to bring anything that we are unable
to acquire locally. We pay high taxes and
fees to purchase and own property here -
much higher than we would in many other
places and uh, can you tell me again where
those property taxes go? Wink! We have
been burglarized at least twice, had a boat
stolen, had our car vandalized and had the
stereo stolen from our golf cart that was
locked inside our garage. Lately we hold
our breath each time we arrive hoping
that our house and property are intact after
watching the crime section of The Abaco-
nian triple! God forbid you have Yamaha
engines on your boat!
We have always respected the local cul-
ture and people, and we have respected
and followed all rules regarding fishing
and diving. We don't litter and we don't
take live shells, sand dollars, starfish, etc.
We try to conserve energy and do our part
to enhance the environment here. We have
often paid exorbitant prices and been over-
billed for labor, materials, etc. It's diffi-
cult to renew vehicle licenses, get proper
permits for various things and sometimes
even pay a bill! We spend money with lo-
cal merchants and restaurants and donate
to the community. We bring lots of people
over and point to the opposite side of the
road as we pass the dumps on the drive to
Marsh Harbour.
We Americans have a (mostly well
deserved) reputation for being arrogant,
spoiled and overindulged. I sometimes feel
embarrassed to have a house and the things
we have here when you see so many with
so little. I don't think that Bahamians al-
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Letters From Page 8
ways realize or remember, however, that
most of us have worked very hard all our
lives, come from very meager beginnings
and don't fall into that "American" stereo-
type. Any blunders we have made are due
to ignorance not arrogance.
And yet, despite all of the above we
have chosen to be here on Abaco! Why?
Because, no matter what, we still love it
here!
Sorry about running on, but I wanted
to let you know how greatly we appreciate
people like you! Thank you.
Janie Sartoris, Treasure Cay
P.S. Please I am not in any way com-
plaining, and I am not in any way forget-
ting all the wonderful, hard working and
honest local people.
We ask for
common courtesy
Dear Editor,
Courtest is defined as
1. Excellence of manners or social con-
duct; polite behavior
2. A courteous, respectful, or consider-
ate act or expression
Complaining about a service in The Ba-
hamas most often is just a waste of breath
and of one's time, falling on deaf ears. I
am sure what I share in this article most
can relate to or have had experience with
in one way or another.
My complaint concerns the medical field
and how disrespectful, unorganized and
unprofessional these government nurses
and staff are right here on Abaco. I have
lived in Freeport and found more organiza-
tion and professionalism at the government


clinics there. And even though the time is-
sue is something to require patience, the
attitude behind most of the services is to be
appreciated. The Marsh Harbor clinic can-
not say for "lack of staff" because that's
all that is out there as well as the attitude
towards those who are sick and in need of
medical help. The standard is to stand in
line and give them your card number and
wait your turn. If you do not have a card
number, you are told ,"You got to go to
the office and get a number. Then come
back to the back of the line!" and continue
standing when you've stood there and now
have lost your turn! I have seen no patience
with the public, only attitude and lack of
compassion for those who are ill.
My daughter was recently diagnosed
with asthma after suffering with pneumo-
nia which requires medicine to keep her
airways open to breathe. I went to get her
prescription filled and had to wait until past
10 a.m. before the pharmacist made her
presence known to be told in an exasper-
ated tone of voice drooling with sarcasm,
"You got to purchase that medicine, we
don't have it!" I told her I needed saline
to go with her medicine, to be told "We
don't give out saline!" But excuse me? I
have a prescription, my child is Bahamian,
and it's free! So am I to believe when my
daughter needs to be nebulized, this facility
cannot help her? To go to the private doc-
tors is expensive. They WILL let her suf-
fer if they are not her doctors. What I have
seen is only those interested in a paycheck
and not the love of their profession and
where gossiping is the norm while taking
in patients. My problem is with the tone
of voice and attitude where the people I
depend on to help those I love are snobbish


and their character is unbecoming.
This island needs a full service hospi-
tal with all the modern requirements to
preserve life along with it, professionals
that talk with integrity and compassion to-
wards the weak. I am sure there will be
lives saved without having to be flown off
the island in a trauma emergency costing
thousands we do not have. That's all the
doctors tell us here when they cannot help
us ..."fly out." What kind of medical doc-
tors are these? Do we not have anyone on
this island that can perform an operation in
a hospital if we had one? Then having to
wait to see a specialist that can help once a
month or so is also behind the times. This


island has many people with specific needs
that require updated facilities and well
trained doctors.
As a Bahama Host graduate I would
greatly implore ALL employers as well
as the government to implement this pro-
gramme as a requirement before they hire.
Of course, we all have to be the change
we want to see in the world. But at least
we can be reminded of what's important
on our island and how we should treat our
own people and others outside our coun-
try, no matter where we work in this great
land. Common courtesy should always be
the excellence we arise to.
Tee'd off Mom


Environment Minister

promotes Million Tree Campaign


In keeping with the Ministry of Envi-
ronment's Plant a Million Tree Campaign,
Minister of the Environment, the Hon.
Earl Deveaux, was recently planting coco-
nut trees on land cleared for a community
park in Nassau.
The United Nations Environment Pro-
gramme has launched a major worldwide
tree planting campaign to combat climate
change. The organization is encouraging
people, communities, businesses, clubs
and governments to enter tree planting
pledges online with the objective of plant-


ing at least one billion trees worldwide each
year. It has recently set a goal of planting
seven billion trees by the end of 2009. The
campaign strongly encourages the planting
of indigenous trees and trees that are ap-
propriate to the local environment.
The goal that the Bahamas set for itself
is to plant one million trees by the end of
2009. The Bahamas Million Tree Cam-
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Central Abaco News


Christmas Festival is back on!


By Michelle Mikula
Abaco Tourism Office
The Christmas Festival Committee is
pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual
Christmas Festival is now scheduled. The
committee was forced to cancel the festi-
val last month, after citing challenges that
would not allow them to present an event
on the same caliber as the previous ones.
The committee's decision to reinstate the
festival came after receiving an outpour-
ing of support from the community and
assistance from the government, which
renewed their spirit.
Assisting the committee with their big-
gest challenge was Mr. Edison Key, MP
for South Abaco. Mr. Key, who is also
the Executive Chairman for the Baha-
mas Agriculture Industrial Corporation
(BAIC), has given the Christmas Festi-
val Committee permission to use the four
acres of land granted to BAIC by the gov-
ernment to stage this year's festival. Mr.
Key stated that he decided to get involved
and lend his assistance because he knew
that a lot of people would have been dis-
appointed if the festival did not happen.
Committee member Wynsome Fergu-
son stated, "This is certainly good news
for the people of Abaco because I did
not realize how much people enjoyed
and look forward to the festival until it
was canceled." She further stated that al-
though they are behind on the planning
process, the committee is pulling together
all its resources and the manpower need-
ed to make this event happen and for it to
be a success.
The festival is set to take place on De-


cember 13th adjacent to St. John's the
Baptist Anglican Church and will be in
honour of the late John and Roslyn Rob-
erts. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were the own-
ers of the property where the festival was
held for four consecutive years.
Activities will kick off at 12 noon and
will run late into night with performances
from the Defence Force Band, church-
es, schools, local calypso bands and the
Spring City Rockers Junkanoo Group.
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club are
providing free toys for the kids, and there
will be an assortment of booths that will
offer native dishes, games, arts and crafts
and other gifts items.
For further information, please contact
the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067.
Veteran's Day Weekend
at Abaco Beach Resort
By Jennifer Hudson
Resort guests, club members and staff
of the Abaco Beach Resort gathered
around the flagpole outside the lobby at
the marina side for an hour long service
and flag raising ceremony beginning at 9
a.m. on November 8 to remember those
who served their country in the various
wars. The national anthems of The Baha-
mas and the United States were sung led
by Anderson Alcime and Jordan LaRose.
An introduction to Veteran's Day and the
reason for being there was presented by
Bekera Taylor, Activities Supervisor.
Later that day, beginning at 7 p.m.
guests and club members enjoyed a full
Moon Beach Dinner and Show which was
open to the Abaco community. It was a


perfect evening with a gentle breeze and
illuminated by an almost full moon. A
buffet-style dinner included all Bahamian
dishes to introduce guests to the Bahamian
cuisine and music was provided by the
New Entry Band.
On Sunday the resort laid on its first
Gospel Sunday Brunch at which patrons
enjoyed a special menu while listening to
a variety of gospel songs by the Abaco
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and vegetables, customers are saying that the flavour is far superior and it is so much
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Business News
By Samantha V. Evans
Island Design Builders
Expands Business
Owner of Island Design Builders, Mr.
Revie Fox, expanded his business to include
the rental of heavy equipment. The exten-
sion of the business is called Tonka Truck
and Heavy Equipment Rentals specializing
in excavation, land clearing, sand, rocks
and fill. He rents the equipment for resi-
dential or commercial projects. The phone
numbers are 367-6475 and 577-0268.
Characters for Kids
New business owners Josefana Adder-
ley and Lithera Dames, launched Charac-
ters for Kids in the parking lot of Abaco
Pizza on October 25th. They specialize in
character rentals especially Boots, Dora,
Hello Kitty, Spiderman, and Sponge Bob.
The duo was selling tickets for their first
major event that was held at Faith Con-
vention Center on November 15. The team
visited several schools to promote the show
including Forest Heights Academy and
Agape Christian School.
Speech Therapy Services
Finally, the island has private speech
therapy services that cater to the needs of
children with speech and language prob-
lems. The business is owned by trained
speech and language pathologist, Mrs.
Valarie Whylly, who recently retired after
several decades of service with the Minis-
try of Education working in the same area
of expertise. Services are available Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


upstairs over Computer Creations. Inter-
ested persons can contact Mrs. Whylly by
calling 475-9060.
Heavenly Helpers Tutoring
In September of this year, the plans for
the opening of Heavenly Helpers began and
now the homework and educational center


By Mirella Santillo
A crowd of approximately 50 people at-
tended the Murphy Town's monthly meet-
ing which was held on November 13th at
the Burial Society. Chairing the meeting
was Town Committee Chairman, Mr Re-
nardo Curry.
Besides discussing the town affairs,
there was a slide show on the Coconut
Tree Bay's creek restoration presented by
Friends of the Environment Educational
Officer, Mrs. d'Shan Maycock. She an-


is open for all of those students who need
extra help. Owner, Sheena McIntosh, stat-
ed that the Center specializes in homework
assistance in all subject areas that are as-
signed for practice, tutoring in subject ar-
eas of struggle, guided after-school study,
research for projects and course work and


nounced the gift of $2000 from Friends of
the Environment as a grant to help the set-
tlement remove the casuarina trees around
the creek and the clean the area which has
been dedicated as a park for the residents
of Murphy Town.
The audience was brought up to date on
the functioning of the new landfill which
has recently officially opened and commu-
nity issues were discussed such as garbage
problems, the cleaning of the side streets,
the planting of some neem trees that had


Coconut Tree Park is taking shape. With a grant of $2000 from Friends of the Environ-
ment, the residents are removing the casuarina trees. They will gradually clean up the
swamp and open it to the sea for small boats to use. A boat ramp already exists on the
property. Plans call for cabanas and picnic facilities to make it into an attractive park.


basic computer skills training. She caters
to out-of-school students or high school
drop outs who want to complete their edu-
cation. Soon she also hopes to offer BJC

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been purchased, and the removal of dere-
lict vehicles. Parents were addressed about
the discipline problems of some Murphy
Town children attending the high school,
and they were told about the Homework
Center, now open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
under adult supervision.
The residents were informed about an
upcoming transportation service for the el-
derly people of the township and that at the
beginning of next year, the Burial Society
will be open two days a week for residents
to obtain legal forms and applications.
It was announced that the roads in need
of repairs, such as South Side and Bahamas
Coral Island Road will be taken care of in
partnership with the Ministry of Works.
The project has already been discussed with
Minister of Works, the Hon. Nikko Grant.
Plans for the new Community Center to
be built next year adjacent to the playground
on Forest Drive have been discussed with
Mr Sean Simms. The beautification pro-
cess is ongoing, said Mr Renardo Curry,
and the Bay Front Cultural Park is in the
planning stages.
It was announced that the Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on
the evening of December 9th at the Burial
Society.


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dump site will be closed.
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Garbage will have to be taken
to the new dump site in
Snake C,
The dump for Central Abaco located on S. C. Bootle Highway is now closed. The resi-
dents of Central Pines Estates are very pleased that they will no longer have to live with
the irritating and dangerous smoke, smell and flies. All trash from Central Abaco includ-
ing the waste from three of the cays now has to be taken to the sanitary landfill south of
Spring City. This closed site will be tidied up and possibly landscaped with trees. Heavy This is the first load of trash to use the new sanitary landfill inland from Snake Cay. A
metal items are expected to be removed eventually, second truck beside the first truck is waiting its turn. Funding for the construction of a
number of landfills was provided by the European Union but maintenance will be the
responsibility of the Bahamian government. This landfill will be managed by the Central
Abaco District Council. Council members are having to learn quickly what this duty
h entails. The contract for the management was won by Island Design Builders. Mr. Revie
SFox's equipment will be compacting the trash daily with a D-8 tractor, then covering it
Sm t with quarry. This cell is for household and degradable garbage only. Pallets, building
St materials, white goods, tires and other trash must arrive segregated and be placed in
separate areas.
tral Pines Estate. The phone/fax number is
Tires are already piling up at the new landfill site. The Central Abaco District Council Central From Page 72 367-6429 or 225-2551. Ms. McIntosh is a
will have to find ways to send many items including tires away to be recycled. Any profit math and English courses. The services of- former teacher with eleven year of teach-
from the sale of these items will help in subsidizing the cost of maintaining the landfill. fered could assist students from age eight ing experience. She is trained with a Bach-
Other items to be segregated include batteries, appliances, building materials, concrete and up. The center is open from 4-6 p.m. elor's Degree and a teaching certificate.
and pallets. Environmental Health has a large commercial grinder on Abaco that will be Monday to Thursday. There is a registra- Avon Dreams & More
used to make mulch of yard trash and plant material that is generated on the island. The tion fee of $10 that is non-refundable and Avon Dreams and More is located in the
operation of the chipping machine and recycling of waste materials is going to be a learn- an hourly class fee of $15 per person. Par- S & N Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard.
ing process for the Council and the public. There is opportunity for environment groups ents requiring services for more than two
to assist in establishing the systems for the various materials that can be recycled. children can inquire about the Center's dis- Please see Central Page 76
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Private estate perfect for entertain-
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5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
S1,250,000. Ref. AS11005


WALKING STICK WAY
Unique 23,358 sq- ft. hilltop lot with
access to luxury amenities and
views across the Ritz Carleton man-
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Half acre building sites within a pri-
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tures include underground electricity,
private dock slip, beach access, and
views of the Sea of Abaco.
$770,000. PS10659


TREASURE CAY
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-
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S249,000. Ref. PS10700


MARSH HARBOUR
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


LUBBERS QUARTERS
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


GREAT ABACO CLUB
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


BAKER'S HEIGHTS
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


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
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


GUANA CAY
6,811 sq ft. sea and ocean view lot
within the Shipwreck Subdivision,
five minutes from the Guana Cay
settlement. Abrand new community
dock and two beaches are nearby.
$125,000. Ref. AS10891


TREASURE CAY
15 acre estate with elevations to 70
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Perfect for a waterfront club or re-
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This store specializes in all products sold by
the Avon Catalog Company. Persons who
love Avon products can visit the store to view
the items they carry in stock or can order from
the catalogs. The owner of the store, Ally-
son Knowles, has been an Avon representa-
tive and store owner for many years, having
had an Avon store in the United States, in
Freeport, and now here on Abaco. The store
hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and on Saturday 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays.
The manager of the store is Nikita Roberts
and the phone number is 225-3528.
Island Cellular and Electronics
Island Cellular and Electronics is a sis-
ter store of the stores of the same name in
Nassau where the owners are Johnny and


Andrew Knowles. The store is located in
the plaza across from Abaco Hardware
and brings quality service to clients, offers
unmatched warranties and services what
they sell, If the staff cannot fix it locally,
they send the item to Nassau to be fixed.
The store specializes in the latest cellular
phones and carries all of the popular games
including the Wii, I-pods, satellite sys-
tems, cordless phones, all phone gadgets
and LCD televisions. The phone number
at the store is 367-5997 and the hours are
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m,
and on weekends half day.
Royal Bank has
appreciation campaign
The month of November was set aside
by Royal Bank of Canada to show appre-
ciation to their clients for the years of dedi-
cated service. They planned a number of


events just to say "thank you." The cele-
brations took place on Thursdays through-
out the month. Light refreshments were
served on this day. Clients had the chance
to win prizes including free online banking
for six months, $25 deposit to an account,
a variety of bank logo items and every cli-
ent to open a bank account on Thursdays
during this time received a mini note pad
and pen. The management and staff of
Royal Bank say a heartfelt thank you to all
of their valued clients. They look forward
to many more years of dedicated commit-
ted service. The organizer of this event
was Elvira Moss.


Construction of new government-financed houses in Spring City is progressing very Utilities are being improved in Spring City
quickly. Government is hoping that many will be completed for new owners to move in to accommodate the new houses being con-
before Christmas. These are low cost homes and will be available to first-time home own- structed. In this photo a BEC technician
ers who have to qualify for mortgages from either the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation or is upgrading and expanding the electric
commercial banks or credit unions. capacity.


Social Services has noved
To better meet the needs of all of their
clients, especially the elderly and those
with disability, the Central Abaco Office
of the Department of Social Services has
moved to the original Wood You building
next to K & S Auto Service on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard. The phone number remains
the same and the competent staff are eager
to be of service to the Abaco community.
Muck-A-Mucks opened
Tyrone Saunders, owner of Muck-A-
Mucks in Nassau, opened a sister store on
November 3rd in the Western Auto build-
ing next to Computer Creations on Don
MacKay Boulevard. The motto for the
store is We're Gonna Make You a Star and,
based on the plans to outfit this store with
items for the entire family, Mr. Saunders
is sure to live up to this motto. The store
specializes in casual and dressy clothing
for the entire family, baby items, crepe
paper, ladies belts and costume jewelry.
It will be fully outfitted with school bags,
every day household items and toys just in
time for Christmas. Mr. Saunders stated
that he has been trying to open a store here
for the past 10 years and is happy to be a
part of this great community. The manag-
ers for this store are Catherine Swain and
Nadine Johnson. The store is open Mon-
day-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To
contact them call 367-3575.
A to Z Bargain Mart
Abaco has a new business that is a one-
stop shop tailored to meet the needs of the
growing Abaco community. A to Z Bar-
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Bootle. The store opened in September and
is located upstairs in D and S Plaza on Don
Mackay Boulevard next to Just Ruth's. The
store specializes in clothing for all ages,
men shoes, women slippers, costume jew-
elry, hand bags, baby gift items, household
linens, perfume, toiletries, socks and un-
derwear and hats. The phone number at
this store is 367-0329.
Just For You Boutique
Just for You Boutique opened in the B


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has adopte
bour airport round-about to beautify it. The
structed limestone planters and put in many
bloom as they grow. This shows the planters
completed.


& V Plaza upstairs over Island Bakery.
The store specializes in ladies career and
church attire, handbags, shoes for all oc-
casions, costume jewelry, belts, lace wo-
ven scarves, accessories and soon-to-come
lingerie. The owner, Patrice Joseph, stated
that she caters to mature and conservative
ladies. The store is open Monday-Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number
is 367-3519.

Airport Round-about

is Abaco Club project
By Julian Lockhart
The Abaco Club on
Winding Bay has ad-
opted the roundabout
at the Marsh Harbour
airport and taken on
the responsibility of
beautifying the area
and maintaining it. The
Abaco Club's General
Manager, Floyd Swain,
said it was an effort of
the club to give back to
the community to help
keep Abaco beautiful.
Mr. Swain said, "We
want to demonstrate
that we are a true cor-
porate partner in the
community. We feel as
if the community has
given us much, and we
d the Marsh Har- want to really return
e resort has con- some of that goodness
y plants that will in a unique and special
before they were way.
"I think it is very


important for that roundabout to be up to
standard because when tourists leave the
airport, they want to see something that is
attractive and maintained. It gives a real
impression when you leave the airport and
it speaks well of the Abaco Club because
we have our signage there and speaks of
our contributing in that area," he added.
The Abaco Club reorganized the round-
about by building new flower beds using
limestone rock walls, planted new plants
and grass. They are waiting for the new
vegetation to bloom and see the fruits of
their labor.
This will be a continuous effort of the
Abaco Club to maintain the roundabout. It
has the Abaco parrot in the center and now
has the flowers and shrubbery along with
palm trees to accent this beautiful bird.
This is only a part of the community
outreach by the club as Mr. Swain said
they will continue to work along with their
partners on Abaco to offer a better product
to all visitors. He said, "This is a continu-
ous project and we have adopted the circle.
We are going to maintain it and continue
to keep it in good condition. We have ex-


pressed that to the local Council and the
government administrative office. This is
a part of our program that is tied into the
Community Footprints. We are doing so
many things in the community, and this is
just one of them. We have really put some
efforts into this to get it to an acceptable
standard. It is a key part of tourism focus
in The Bahamas to keep the community
clean, green and pristine and that The Ba-
hamas is presented in such a way that the
tourists speak well of it," he concluded.
BTC Abaco Health Fair
By Jennifer Hudson
As part of Bahamas Telecommunications
Corporation's Health Week 2008, the com-
pany held a Health Fair on November 6 -7 at
the St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in
Dundas Town. The theme for Health Week
was CONNECT with GOOD HEALTH by
taking steps for a better life. Health Fairs
were held throughout of The Bahamas on the
same days. Chairperson for the Abaco event
was Ms. Valeria Lightbourne, who stated

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that the main reason for the health fair was
to educate employees about healthy lifestyles
and healthy eating habits.
During the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
each day employees of BTC listened to
doctors, health professionals and insurance
companies from Abaco, Nassau and Grand
Bahama speaking on a variety of topics
that included diabetes, hypertension/heart
disease, nutrition and stress management.
The entire staff of BTC was divided into
two groups so that everyone could attend
on one of the days while the other
half remained at work. Presentations SS
on both days were identical so that
all of the employees could receive
the same important information.
Two nurses from the Marsh Har-
bour Government Clinic were on
hand to take blood pressure and
random glucose (blood sugar) read-
ings and measure BMI (body mass
index). Persons with abnormal blood
pressure or blood sugar readings
were advised to see a doctor. A large
percentage of persons were found to
be overweight and were counseled
on weight management, diet and
healthy eating.
The Health Week ended on No-
vember 8 with a Fun Walk beginning
at 6 a.m. from BTC's main office
proceeding along Don MacKay Bou-
levard to the airport roundabout and
back to the office. It was expected
that approximately 40 staff members BTC
would be participating. Nov
This was the first year that BTC ,,


had held a health fair but Chairperson Ms.
Lightbourne said that they would like it to
be a yearly occurrence.
Spring City Councillor
discusses development
By Samantha V. Evans
There has been much talk about the
Spring City development. However, now
that all of the comments have been made
and meetings held, Councillor Colin Curry
wants the residents to be aware of what the
plans. He is aware of the concerns of some
of the residents and heard all of the specu-


7 employees participated in a walk-a-thon on
ember 8 going from BTC in Marsh Harbour
ie airport round-about and back.


lations and, in fact, felt that some of their
concerns were founded. Meetings were
held with Housing officials and other rel-
evant agencies to rectify the problems and
address their concerns. After the meetings
Housing officials made some adjustments
where necessary.
Mr. Curry is very concerned that the
Ministry of Housing began to build the
houses without meeting with the residents
first. This disturbed the residents, espe-
cially since changes were made to the
development that they were not aware of
including a reduction in the size of the lots.
He explained that the residents were never
against the project, just the small lot sizes.
After meeting with the Prime Minister
and the Minister of Housing, a petition was
signed by the residents and sent to relevant
ministries outlining their concerns includ-
ing setting the boundaries back from the
road, adjusting the property size, sewerage
concerns and duplication of the compact
homes in the Mud and Pigeon Peas.
Once the list was submitted, the follow-
ing agreements were made: the sewerage
system would be septic tanks and soak-
aways. Where the water level is hit, prop-
er draining systems will be put in place so
that water can go into a sealed well about
100 feet deep. Additionally, the size of the
lots will be adjusted to a minimum of 6,000
square feet for the remaining homes to be
built. However, changing the lot sizes will
increase the cost to the buyers and the resi-
dents are reminded that these are low cost
homes so the price has to be affordable.
Buyers have already been identified for
the homes including persons from Spring
City. However, Mr. Curry explained that
only first time homeowners will be allowed


to purchase these homes. Prime Minister
Ingraham explained that the homes will not
resemble those in the Mud or Pigeon Peas
as they will be very nice.
Mr. Curry felt that all of the adjustments
made were in line with their concerns. Ho-
meowners already living in Spring City
have nothing to be concerned about as he
can only see their homes increasing in val-
ue. Spring City will be totally transformed
and will look more like a community.
Mr. Curry felt that the government's re-
sponse to the community after the meetings
with the Minister of Housing and the Prime
Minister proved that the government is re-
sponsible to the people. As a result of the
meetings all commercial property has been
moved to the highway entrance.
There will be eight commercial lots to
begin with for persons to construct office
buildings, restaurants or stores. Property
has been reserved for two churches, an old
folks' home and duplexes. A playground
will be created to accommodate the new
development to be located across from the
existing basketball court. It will be fenced
in with swings and play facilities. Bids will
soon be taken to begin the construction.
Mr. Curry suggested that the property
owners form a homeowners association to
regulate the standard of construction and
home upkeep in the community. The prop-
erty in Spring City will be properly zoned
so that what took place in Central Pines
does not happen there.

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Garden club holds first meeting


By Mirella Santillo
The Horticultural Society, Abaco
Branch, celebrated its first meeting on No-
vember 8th with a presentation from Mrs.
Eleanor Phillips with the Nature Conser-
vancy. She talked about the use of native
plants in landscaping versus the use of in-
vasive species, discussing in length their
negative effects. The meeting took place
on the lawn of Mrs. Shirley Higg's home
on Pelican Shores overlooking the Sea of
Abaco. Soon all the seats were filled with
a captivated audience.
Mrs. Phillips enumerated the various
species considered invasive on the island,
concentrating on the five with the most
negative consequences, the casuarina, Bra-
zilian pepper, the Melaleuca, the Hawai-


ian sea-grape and the monkey tamarind.
Two animals were mentioned as personae
non gratae, the racoon and the lion fish.
She reminded the audience to contribute to
the efforts of the Nature Conservancy and
Friends of the Environment among other
environmental agencies by controlling
these invasive species, asking nurseries not
to sell invasive plants, promoting landscape
designs friendly to the local eco-system as
well as promoting the use of non-invasive
species through the media.
She invited people to join the Million
Tree Campaign Initiative, a world-wide
campaign to plant seven billion trees by
the end of 2009. The Bahamas joined in
October 2007 by pledging to plant a mil-
lion trees by the end of 2009. You can con-


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Quarrying is now taking place along the Capt. Earnest Dean Highway south of Marsh
Harbour. The equipment operators are removing the top soil, then the limestone, leav-
ing the verge as bare rock. The plan is to widen the verge so in the future the road can
be widened. It was pointed out at the Garden Club meeting that invasive species will be
able to adapt to the cleared area and the road will be lined with Brazilian pepper and
casuarinas.


tribute to the pledge by recording on line
all the trees you have planted since October
2007. These can be recorded at < www.
bahamasmtc.com >
The presentation was followed by ques-
tions such as a way to destroy casuarinas
or Brazilian pepper (the use of Golon, an
extremely dangerous chemical that could
create health problems and pollute the water
lenses if not used sparingly was mentioned
as well as the removing the new seedlings).
There were comments on how to educate
the bulldozer operators not to destroy all the
trees while clearing land and teach them to
preserve heirloom trees. Mrs. Phillips men-
tioned that a few trees were protected but the
law is not being enforced. Mr. Patrick Beth-
el thought that the law should be amended to
extend the protection to more trees.
One person suggested that the portion of
the Capt. Ernest Dean Highway that is be-
ing cut for quarry should be planted with
grass immediately, not to leave a bare strip
open for invasive species to take over.
Mrs. Nadine Benneby cited the planting
effort of S.C. Bootle High School students
in Cooper's Town.
The discussions were followed by a
plant auction conducted by Gardner Jack
(Mr. Jack Hardy). Exciting plants such as
coco- plum, sugar apple, goose berry, blue
seed sour orange and more were offered
for sale.
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December 1, 2008


Environmental News


By Olivia Patterson
Friends of the Environment and The
Bahamas National Trust are collaborat-
ing on a proposal to protect the creeks of
East Abaco, namely the Snake Cay creeks,
the Bight of Old Robinson and Cherokee
Sound. The main goal of the proposal is to
protect valuable mangrove nursery habitat
while still allowing cultural activities such
as fishing to take place.
These creeks south of Marsh Harbour
have long been unspoken favourites of lo-
cals and visitors. Their untouched beauty
and diversity of flora and fauna are main
attractions of the area. When a develop-
ment was proposed for the Snake Cay area,
concern about the protection of the creeks
heightened and Friends of the Environment
felt the timing was right to start a conver-
sation with the community about creek
conservation. The proposal was developed
through community consultation including
a survey and comments from attendees at
community meetings in Marsh Harbour
and Cherokee Sound.
These creeks encompass a variety of
habitats including mangroves, sea grass
and algae beds, blue holes and coppice.
The mangroves and sea grass beds are par-
ticularly important as they serve as nursery
habitat for juvenile fish and crawfish ani-
mals that grow up to be the mainstays of
our fishing industry, providing many of us
with food for our table. Approximately 80
percent of the seafood we eat grows up in
the mangroves! Reason enough to protect


these valuable areas. Mangroves act as land
builders and filters, preventing erosion and
the movement of silt offshore to our reefs.
Along with coral reefs, mangroves are our
main protection against storm surges.
The East Abaco creeks hold the high-
est density of blue holes on Abaco and are
one of the most densely packed blue hole
areas in The Bahamas. Interesting to note,
these creeks are connected underground
by the blue hole system. What may affect
one creek could affect the other. This is a
particular concern with pollution and silt-
ation.
The proposal contains an outline for fu-
ture management. The management plan
would be developed with the community's
input upon designation of the park and
would include education, enforcement and
income generation strategies for the park
- including eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is a
fast growing market which Abaco is per-
fectly suited to benefit from.
Friends of the Environment and The Ba-
hamas National Trust are holding another
round of meetings in order to share the fi-
nal draft of the proposal with the communi-
ty. They invite you to join them to express
your views on the final document.
Meeting times:
Cherokee Community Center Tuesday,
December 9th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Friends of the Environment Education
Center, Marsh Harbour Wednesday, De-
cember 10th, 2008, 7 p.m.
A copy of the proposal will be available


Yes, you can still fish there!

...Protecting the creeks of East Abaco


at the FRIENDS office for those that would
like to read it. If you are unable to attend
either meeting, please send comments and
questions to Olivia@friendsoftheenviron-
ment.org.
FRIENDS is collecting information
about usage of the creek area through an
online survey. Please follow the link at
www.friendsoftheenvironment.org to fill
out the survey.
Friends launches
recycling competition
By Samantha V. Evans
Friends of the Environment launched
a aluminum can recycling program for
schools on September 1st of this year
which will end on December 1st. Friends is
working along with Keep Abaco Beautiful
and Paul Mills of Mills Brother's Fabricat-
ing to promote the recycling pf aluminum
cans on Abaco. In support of the recycling
program, Mr. Mills will award $200 to
the school that collects the most aluminum
cans per term. This award will be given
out twice a year. Each school must fill out
an application form in order to be eligible
for the competition. Each school has been
given the rules of the competition which
include their having at least one recycling
bin at the school to collect aluminum cans.
The cans will then be turned over to Mr.
Mills, who will weigh them. Each school
was asked to assign a representative to
oversee the collection. The students can
take aluminum cans from home, businesses
or from clean-ups. The entire community
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Grant helped
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This past summer, Friends of the Envi-
ronment received a grant of $3,500 towards
their summer camp program. Disney be-
came interested in FRIENDS after learning
about the comprehensive environmental
education they offered to children through-
out Abaco. They were so impressed by the
ability of FRIENDS to incorporate so many
Abaco communities in environmental edu-
cation that they seized the opportunity to
assist. They offered assistance in designing
an evaluation questionnaire that was used
to determine the success of the summer
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More Environmental News

FRIENDS to measure the program's suc- in leading activities along with FRIENDS ties and craft projects that focused on the
Friends From Page20 cess. Nine questions were asked based Education Officers d'Shan Maycock and protection and conservation of these three
During the summer camp program on the three ecosystems addressed dur- Enzil Cooper as well as Candace Key, species. They each received a copy of the
three ecosystems were discussed in detail ing summer camp. Students were given a Principal of Hope Town School. Teachers resource guide to take back to their class-
followed by field trips to reinforce theo- pre-evaluation at the start of camps. Upon got into action by doing role play activi- rooms to engage their students in the very
retical learning. These three ecosystems completion of the summer camp students -
include the Pine Forest, Coral Reefs and were given the same evaluation again and
Mangroves. The evaluation tool is the these were then sent off to Disney to be
first formal evaluation tool to be used by evaluated by their top researchers The fi-
nal result findings will be sent to
FRIENDS and this information
can be used to determine the
Sa- strength and weaknesses of the

STeacher learned
i-T - about marine re-
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On October 22nd a workshop
was held at the FRIENDS Edu-
I cation Center in Marsh Harbour
to familiarize Abaco teachers Teachers learned about a marine resource guide at a seminar offered by Friends of the
with Treasures in the Sea, a Environment. The guide was developed by The Bahamas National Trust and the Mu-
marine resource guide for edu- seum of Natural History to assist teachers with effective ways of teaching environmental
cators that focuses on three of conservation. Those attending the seminar were Maria Schrack of Amy Roberts Pri-
our endangered marine species, mary; D'Shan Maycock, Education Officer, FRIENDS; Enzil Cooper, Education Offi-
the Nassau Grouper, the Queen cer, FRIENDS; Donica Mackey, Hope Town Primary; Alexandria Sawyer, Amy Roberts;
Conch and the Spiny Lobster Portia Sweeting, Bahamas National Trust; Patrice Davis, Hope Town Primary; Harriet
(Crawfish). This resource guide Gomez, St. Francis de Sales; Haneefa Persaud, Treasure Cay Primary; Austine Mills,
Swas produced by The Bahamas Treasure Cay Primary; Candace Key, Hope Town Primary; Kristin Williams, Executive
National Trust and the Ameri- Director, FRIENDS.
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Mr. Roy Albury Remembers..


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By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Roy Albury, now 88 years old,
loves to remember the past and has many
interesting stories he loves to tell. He was
born in Cherokee Sound in 1920 and grew
up there in a time of what he describes
as "tough days." This little community
on the southeast coast of Abaco about
25 miles south of Marsh Harbour was,
in those days, reachable only by sea and
had become a seafaring settlement by the
mid 1800s. Vessels were built by the local
carpenters which were usually 32 feet on
the keel with a live well in the centre large
enough to hold about 1500 pounds of fish.
The boats were rigged with five sails.
As was the custom in those days, the
young lad, Roy, left school at the age of 14
years. The only employment in the settle-
ment at that time was fishing or farming.
So he spent the next four years doing a bit
of fishing locally. Then, at the age of 18, he
went to sea on the vessel Sydney with Mr.
James McDonald as captain. The fishing
smacks were manned by nine to ten men
who slept without much comfort, eight to a
cabin and two in the fo'csle. A trip would
usually last about six weeks. The fish, usu-
ally a variety of yellow tails, grunts, mutton


fish, jacks
and run-
ners, were
caught in
nets. When
an average
of 1200
to 1 5 0 0
pounds had
been col-
lected, it Roy Albury
would be taken into Nassau to be sold fresh
in the market via a bartering process.
The boat owner got three shares of fish,
the captain got one and a half and the crew
got one share each. Any fish that was not
sold would be cleaned, salted and hung up
to dry along lines or along the scaffold and
sold as "corned" or salted fish. "There was
not much market for it like this, but it was
better than throwing it away," said Mr.
Roy. "Usually we caught plenty of fish
near Lynyard's Cay and around Tilloo and
Scotland Cays and by the time we reached
Great Guana Cay, our well would be full.
But if two or three smacks had been there
before us, we may on occasion have had
to go as far as Munjack Cay to get enough
fish."


A story which Mr. Roy enjoys telling
is one which stands out very vividly in his
memory. Ithappened in the summer of 1943
when the Sydney left Cherokee Sound for
a voyage that was to last about six weeks.
"We left Cherokee early in the morning in
very pretty weather and reached the Little
Harbour bar in the late afternoon. Sudden-
ly, out of the blue, a very heavy gust came
up and struck the vessel with all sails set. It
immediately went right to the bottom with
all five sails up. Fortunately, since it was
in the day, all of the men were on deck and
so no one drowned.
"The Sydney had been towing two large
dinghies which were normally carried to
accommodate the nets when hauling. So we
all quickly got into these boats and sculled
into Little Harbour. We then walked the
distance of six miles to the settlement of
Cherokee to let the people know what had
happened. It was after dark when we arrived
and church was in session at the Methodist
Church. Victor McDonald, nephew of the
captain, who was one of the crew, went to
the church to alert the congregation, some
of whom had close relatives on the vessel.
They were at first worried that lives may
have been lost so the minister, upon hear-


ing this, let church out. The congregation
rushed out to see if anyone had drowned.
However, their minds were put to rest
when they were told that though the boat
was now on the bottom of the sea, no one
had drowned as the result of the mysteri-
ous wind (which it was thought might have
been a whirlwind).
"A few days later the Edna, a motor
vessel belonging to Dody Carey, came
from Hope Town to raise the sunken vessel
while the Sydney's crew worked on bailing
out the water."
In later years Mr. Albury became cap-
tain of the Sydney. After fishing for 25
years, he stopped going to sea and went
to Channel Cay as caretaker, then later
took a job at the sugar mill. Mr. Albury is
now the only survivor from the Sydney and
resides in Sybil's House for the Aged in
Dundas Town. He is very alert and enjoys
visits from family and friends. They keep
him up to date on the news of today and he
enjoys telling them stories from his great
memories of the past.
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story with us and thanks to Patrick Bethel
for introducing me to this fine sea faring
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Concepts about local protected areas


By J.F. Hedden
Snake Cay and its surrounding creeks
should not be allowed to fade into the fog
of obscurity, simply because the threat of
the Snake Cay limited project seems to
have also receded into memory. Another
project will come along when the economy
recovers in several years time and then the
panic will start all over again, and a Save
Snake Cay foundation will reinvent itself
for a short period of time. Perhaps too late!
The Abaco Public Conservancy also seems
to have fallen apart, partly because of the
present lack of urgency and partly because
of differing individual goals.
All of the above seem to indicate to me
that we as a people have not yet learned
that the welfare of the community, the
preservation of our Bahamian rights, the
conservation of infrastructure and the ben-
efit of the population at large are much
more important than our own notion of self
interest and accomplishment. This in itself
is a good lesson as to why we seldom seem
to achieve public goals. We have a lot to
learn.
However, the value of Snake Cay as a
public site still remains. The port, the now
defunct community, the creeks and the bud-
ding industrial park are all important assets
that need to be maintained and rebuilt into
functional structures for the public benefit.
As I have said before, the best way to do
this is through public enterprise, and in my
opinion through a publicly owned coop-
erative. Giving full credit to Friends of the
Environment, they are working actively
along with the National Trust to turn the
creek system into a national park. I have a
serious concern over this even though the
claim is that this park will be non-restric-


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tive in its operation and is being done to
preserve the creeks and surrounding land
areas from future development. My con-
cerns are two fold.
A- The public perception of a nation-
al park is restrictive, and the rules and
regulations of such need to be restrictive
in order to protect and preserve the site
and its community. By altering the regula-
tions, site implementation becomes more
and more cumbersome as new areas and
differing regulations become applicable.
The end result is that the public mind now
becomes confused and dazed as to which
restrictions apply to which area and vice
versa.
In my mind, we would be much bet-
ter benefitted by simply using alternative
descriptions to suit a particular model for
protection and public access. The use of
such definitions as "Protected area," "Re-
stricted site," "Leisure area," "Non-com-
mercial fishing zone" may, in fact, be both
more applicable and also better understood
by the public at large.
The facts are simple. Even when we
designate an area as being restricted in one
way or another, the problem of surveil-
lance, monitoring and enforcement become
real and much more difficult to put into
practice. This is already a problem with
the national parks, and diluting the regula-
tions does not always achieve the desired
results. In fact, what often happens is that
special interest groups are accommodated
simply because it seems impossible to oth-
erwise regulate them. We then feel that we
have done "something" when in reality we
have achieved little.
B- Future commercial developments
may, in fact, prove to be both beneficial


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and complimentary to a particular site or
area. For example, a well designed and im-
plemented eco-tourism project in the creeks
may, in fact, be an excellent financial ben-
efit while at the same time attracting active
conservation practices, and research in a
particular aspect of the marine biotics. To
limit such practices at the onset does not
exhibit good foresight and realisation of fu-
ture operations of benefit to the area.
Back to Snake Cay.
The siting of the new landfill in the area
has been both controversial and challeng-
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equably sorted out including the useful-
ness of the transfer stations in the North
and the South. The location of the landfill
along with the previous structures in the
area have now designated the area as an in-
dustrial park, and the area should be devel-
oped with this in mind. The transfer sites
already built can be developed as recycling
stations, and so save face for the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health.
Several thoughts occur including the
movement of the new BEC power station
to Snake Cay. Little has been done to date
in the Wilson City area and the facility
can easily be efficiently and more conve-
niently sited at Snake Cay. The Bahamian
government in general and the Minister
for the Environment in particular need to
examine this option seriously before it be-


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comes too late. The benefits may prove to
be worthwhile. The public of Abaco has
seen too much intransigence from previ-
ous regimes, and it is time for the public
service to become more accessible and
more amenable to suggestions from the
community.
In addition, the siting at Snake Cay will
then open up the area to the consideration
of alternative energy sources including that
of natural gases such as methane.
The area around the wye also needs to
be examined as a possible source of fill for
the ongoing quarrying operations which
are already mining the verges of the high-
way over the hills. Once removed these
sites will make excellent locations for in-
dustrialised development around the Snake
Cay area and the park institution.
As stated on other occasions, the actual
port is still functional and should be devel-
oped along those lines while other areas of
the cay can easily be developed along resi-
dential and eco-resort project lines. There
is absolutely no reason why Abaco cannot
develop the area as a multi purpose, multi
use facility. Sure, it is a big challenge, but
it can be done. Whatever happened to the
Bahamian brain?
If we as a country, a community and a
people are to survive we have to both un-
derstand and implement true sustainability
rather than just talk about it.


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Motivational seminar stressed service


By Jennifer Hudson
An American Express Customer Service
Training Seminar was held on November
13 at the Abaco Beach Resort. Approxi-
mately 75 persons attended this seminar
which was arranged by the Bahamas Hotel
Association in Nassau and hosted by the
Abaco Beach Resort. The largest contin-
gent of participants was from the Abaco
Beach Resort with a good number also
present from Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean
Club on Guana Cay. The Abaco Cham-
ber of Commerce sponsored persons from
different areas of business both from the
mainland and the cays and a small contin-
gent participated from the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay.
"This seminar was a real eye opener
and very much needed," stated Mrs. Kevie
Thomas, Sales and Marketing Manager at
the Abaco Beach Resort who was one of
the 30 participants from that hotel.
The facilitator, who was from Johnson
and Wales University, Florida, opened
the session by playing some lively music
which he used to get everyone moving to


loosen up and in a receptive mood with
minds open to absorb all he had to say. He
showed a motivational film showing how,
if one shows that he is happy at his job,
people will come from all over to be served
by that person. "If you don't feel good,
then don't be at work," he advised as it
will rub off on the customers.
After an excellent motivational talk, the
participants were split into four groups to
work on skits to illustrate various scenarios
which are encountered when working in
the customer service sector such as situa-
tions with customers being ignored, help-
ing those who are having a bad day and
the pitfall of not listening to a customer
properly. The facilitator gave good advice
on how to deal with one's own problems
as they cannot be allowed to overtake on
the job.
This was a very lively and interactive
seminar and the participants left feeling
very excited, good about themselves and
very motivated. Kevie Thomas was pleased
that the Abaco Beach Resort had made


this very worthwhile
seminar possible and
said that they would be
open to doing it twice
a year.
The two main present-
ers at the Customer
Service seminiar were
Sharmine Johnson,
Manager of the North-
ern Bahamas with the
Bahamas Hotel Asso-
ciation, and Jaimie Shalliand, Facilatator with Johnson and Wales University.


Junkanoo groups

receive "seed" money


About 75 person attended an American Express Customer Service Training Seminar held
at the Abaco Beach Resort on November 13. The seminar showed the participants how
to give better service and presented the concepts in such a way that it was an enjoyable
experience. The seminar was organized by the Bahamas Hotel Association.


Central government provides money annually to Junkanoo groups to allow them to
begin the process of making costumes. This year each adult group received $2000.
Administrator Cephas Cooper, far right, gave the money out on November 21 for
the Junkanoo parade scheduled for Abaco in February. Shown here are Mr. Wil-
liam "Tony" Davis, Ronnie Ferguson, Spring City; Ricky Brown, Murphy Town; Kurt
Thompson, Sr., Dundas Town; Bito Russell, Treasure Cay; Euriel Delancy, Spring
City; Noel St. Claude, Treasure Cay; and Mr. Cooper. Participating primary and high
schools will receive $500 each.


Sanitary Landfill



PUBLIC NOTICE

The Great Abaco Sanitary Landfill Site located near Snake Cay is now open
and operational. The public is hereby advised that the following methods of
disposal should be immediately adhered to:


1. Waste delivered to the landfill should be separated into the following
categories:
A. Household Waste: Waste generated in the home & kitchen including
cardboard boxes and other food items;
B. Bulky Waste: Large items such as refrigerators, stoves, water-heat
ers, tanks, microwaves, air conditioners, washers, dryers, etc;
C. Construction & Demolition Waste: Metal, steel, concrete and other
building material, furniture, beds & mattresses, etc;
D. Pallets: Wooden pallets & tree stumps;
E. Wood Waste: All tree trimmings, yard and garden waste;
F. Tires: Truck & Car Tires;
G. Household and Commercial Hazardous Waste: Used oils,
batteries, paint, etc;
2. Only HOUSEHOLD WASTE will be accepted directly in the large
waste cell.
3. All other waste should be placed in designated areas of the site.
4. ALL WASTE BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE DISPOSAL SITE
MUST BE COVERED TO AVOID WIND BLOWN DEBRIS
ALONG THE ROADSIDE


Sanitary Landfill Fees

Great Abaco Regional Sanitary Landfill

Tipping Fees will be
announced soon.

Persons and companies wishing to be billed
monthly should contact the Department of
Environmental Health Services to establish
a credit account.

Small residential loads, generally less than a
pick-up truck load, will be accepted without
fees. Procedures for small loads will be an-
nounced.


Central Abaco District Council &
Department of Environmental Health Services
Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas
November 17, 2008


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Treasure Cay Resort is

enticing anglers to come


Treasure Cay Resort is taking a fresh
approach to Bahamian billfish tourna-
ments hoping that the changes will entice
anglers to fish in the 26th Annual Trea-
sure Cay Billfish Tournament in June
2009. The resort plans to continue their
modified release tournament offering
four days of fishing, social parties, din-
ners and fun competitions. But this year
for the first time the Resort announces its
first-ever guaranteed cash payout, rang-
ing from $10,000 for a minimum of ten
boats and up to $50,000 for participation
of 50 boats. In addition, tournament boats
will receive a two percent fuel discount.
This tournament is open to the public
and consists of multiple awards for bill-
fish, plus awards for tuna, dolphin and
wahoo. Release point standings are veri-
fied by the participant's own digital or
video camera with an image that can ver-
ify the time and date the photo was taken.
New for 2009, those who enter by Febru-
ary 28, 2009, will be rewarded with three
days free dockage (up to 60 foot) or three
nights in a standard room (upgradable to
deluxe or other room types) before or af-
ter the tournament.
Elective participation will be provided
for the fun fish division of tuna, dol-
phin and wahoo, rewarding anglers with
a payout that has rivaled top prizes of


U.S. based tournaments. In addition to
the cash prizes, winners receive beautiful
trophies and have their name engraved in
a statuesque Perpetual Trophy showcased
in the resort's Spinnaker Restaurant. A
special presentation will be made to Top
Lady Angler and Top Junior Angler.
Jim Brown, Tournament Director,
"Recognizing the tough economy and its
impact on the Bahamian fishing tourna-
ments, The Bahamian government has
relaxed its fishing regulations to encour-
age visitors to continue fishing. Anglers
from the U.S. are important to the Baha-
mian economy. Their continuance of the
sport supports the U.S. marine industry
and economy as well."
The tournament raises funds for the
Treasure Cay Primary School and has
contributed to Treasure Cay fire rescue
equipment, marine rescue efforts and sev-
eral billfish conservation organizations.
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina
will also be hosting two legs of the Baha-
mas Billfish Champaionship in May and
June.
These innovative ideas are to entince
anglers to Abaco. The number of boats
coming for the fishing tournaments last
spring was down quite badly so the resort
is working hard to make the area appeal-
ing for the upcoming season.


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Isma, 50, of The Mud was held at the
International Mission Church in Marsh
Harbour on November 23rd. Pastor
St. Louis Celiner officiated assisted
by Pastor Renald Licane and Vicner
Denoyer. Interment was in Marsh Har-
bour Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Rosilia
Joseph Isma; sons, Yvener, Innocent
Jr. and Roger Isma; daughter Chantil
Isma; brothers Elisema and Apredieu
Isma; sister Rezilia Isma; sisters-in-law
Andreuse, Vilsianna Joseph and Mme
Ervilien Thervil; brothers-in-law Vil-
saint and Gerard Joseph; nephews Onal
Dawson, Kevins Juste, Adline Juste,
Sony, Marcial, Marlene and Judit
Thervil, Bernard and Magaly Ulysse
and Fenelon Joseph; and many other
relatives and friends.


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Comments on the state of the economy


By Julian Lockhart
As most Americans are adjusting the
sharing of their disposable income due to
this financial crisis, many of them had no
choice but to decrease or even eliminate
their spending on things they consider lux-
ury items. One of these deemed a luxury
item drastically affects the economy of the
Bahamas as a number of Americans have
stopped traveling. Tourism is the number
one industry in the Bahamas and 75 per-
cent of all income is either derived directly
or indirectly from tourism.
President and Managing Director of
Kerzner International Bahamas, George
Markantonis said, "We're seeing this as
having a much more far reaching impact
than 9/11 in 2001." The hotel has even
gone so far as to put off marketing efforts
as they believe that the market doesn't in-
dicate a short term recovery and this de-
cline in travel can go on for the next 12 to
18 months.
Many Bahamian financial advisors are
warning Bahamians to brace themselves for
a continuing decline in the tourism industry
as many visitors are more concerned with
building cash reserves in case of job loss
than in planning a vacation, especially to
such an expensive destination.
Atlantis, the second largest employer in
the Bahamas next to the government, re-
cently lay off 1,000 workers and is con-
sidering more layoffs in the near future.
BahaMar also has had massive layoffs and
is considering farther employee termina-
tions.
Both resorts have seen drastic reduc-
tion in guests and have seen their numbers
drop to 30 percent occupancy late in 2008.
Thus, hotel workers on the whole are expe-
riencing a major loss in income, as most of


them are on two or three day work weeks.
Even though Abaco's tourism product
depends more on second homeowners and
winter tourists, the effect of the financial
crisis is being felt in the local economy as
well. Some workers are on two and three
day work weeks and the restaurants have
too many empty chairs.
Even the wealthy who inhabit Abaco
will find it difficult to take two and three
week vacations as they face the loss of a
third to half of their investment portfolio.
With the market not having any promise
of settling anytime soon, these millionaires
are even finding it hard to travel.
The real estate companies are feeling the
pinch as the excess income of a number of
foreigners has dried up considerably and
buying luxuries such as second homes in
the Bahamas is not one of their priorities.
Abaco's real estate market most likely
will not get as drastic as that in Florida,
but prices that have skyrocketed over the
last couple of years could balance out and
even drop a bit as the demand falters. This
will more than affect gated communities
like Baker's Bay, Orchid Bay and Winding
Bay, which depend on foreigners wanting
second homes in the Bahamas.
A number of the new developments
named by Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham earlier in 2008 will either be shelved,
scaled back or cancelled all together as in-


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vestors just cannot get the necessary fund-
ing to move forward.
It is still too early to fully see how this
financial crisis will affect Abaco because
this is the time of the year when tourism
starts to pick up and winter visitors start to
flock in. However, a number of resorts are
seeing a decline in numbers for the holi-
days.
If there are no guests in house, then the
restaurants are empty, the charter compa-
nies don't have any patrons, rental cars
stay parked and thus the shops in town
don't make any money because those who
work in tourism can't afford to shop.
While it does seem to be a grim future
for those employed in the tourism industry,
many efforts are being made to encourage
visitors to choose The Bahamas and Aba-
co as their vacation destination of choice,
even in this financial crisis.
Some airlines are in the process of de-
creasing flight costs and should be able
to do even more because of the declining
oil prices to accommodate more potential
visitors who may not have initially had the
finances available to cover all costs of a


vacation.
Hotels need to join in on these price
purges by lowering their room rates or
offering packages and thus enticing new
visitors to the shores of the Bahamas and
allowing people to travel through these fi-
nancial difficulties.
Maybe the Ministry of Tourism needs to
add a new slogan: "Don't let the stress of
the financial crisis kill you, come take your
stress out in The Bahamas!"

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lege education for their children even if it
meant forgoing other things. They are very
much hoping to be able expand their inter-
national student membership by attracting
students from Abaco.
The students appeared excited at the op-
portunity to explore college choices, speak
with the representatives, ask any questions
they may have had and gather up brochures
and other information to go over in more
detail later to assist them in making one of
the most important decisions of their young
lives.


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Section A


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 VHFCh 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 toAmmons Dr .......... $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D und as Tow n .................................................. $ 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 reat C istern ...... .. .. ...... ... ................. $20 + $5
S pring C ity .............. ....... ............... $ 15 + $5
S nake C ay ... ...... ....... ... ................. $35 + $10
Treasure C ay .......... ... ..... ................ $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ............................................. $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ................................... $80 + $10
C rossing Rocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
S andy P oint ............................................... .... $ 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
Governm ent Freight Dock ....................... ........... $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, 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
S an d B a n ks ........................................................... $ 2 4 + $ 5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ...................................$44 + $10
B lack W ood ............. ....... .. ... .................. $ 18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ................................... $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour ....... .. .. ................ $55 + $5
W ood Cay .... ...... ............... .. $60 + $5
M ount Hope ...... .... ................ $65 + $5
F ox Tow n ........................... ................. $7 0 + $5
C row n Haven ...... .. .. ...... ... .................. $75 + $5
M arsh Harbour Airport .............. ..................... $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


Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A b aco A ir ............................................................ 367 -226 6
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 Tow n........................ .............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay........................... ..........365-857
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay .......................... .............. 365-44 1 1
Dive Guana............................................ .................. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop .................................... ...... ....... 365-6013

Items of interest Man-0-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


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www.abaconian.com
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 from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 Scheduled service discontinued until Nov 1, 2008
Avaialable for charter service


Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm*
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
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or holidays


Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * 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 Airport8 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, G roup 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.. 10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... 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
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
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War 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


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 & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
Man-O-War
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
Man-O-War
David Albury .......365-6059


Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
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
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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
Hummingbird....................$$.............367-2922
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..................367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .........367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

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
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's.........................................366-3139
Man-O-War
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 .................$
Coconuts......................
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 ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ..................... H Cafe Open Nights Only
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477


Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 6 Jun08


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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is....
A m erican Eagle M iam i ..................................
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud ......
BaerAir Melbourne/Treasure Cay ................3
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach.....................
Craig Air Service Jacksonville, Datona........ 9(
S outhern A ir N assau .....................................
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .................
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. (clos
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .........................


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....367-2266
.. 367-2231
....367-2095
21-453-2605

....367-3415
04-641-0300
....367-2498
....367-0140
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The Abaconian


December 1, 2008


Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.

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Great Guana Cay Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Marsh Harbour
info@abacocaysrealty.com www.abacocaysrealty.com

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Elbow Cay
Hope Town
"4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath
SAa,20 0 s.f. Residence
1,000 Ps.r Porches & Decks
-Boat House & Private
Dock on the Harbour
Fabulous Harbour Views
Great Rental Hlistory
"Sublinle" #HTH1104- 51,150,000.

GREAT GUANA CAY
* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Walerfontage Over 500"
of Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good
clcvation Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private
Estate. #GGV1008 $9,995,000.

- "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 sf. Dock Access Furnished.
#GGI-II011 $375,000.


"Garden Walk"



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Great Guana Cay -
-5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
2,212 s.f. Residence
848 s.f. Covered Decks.
Land 9,700 sf.
2 Central A/C Units
Storage, Generator Shed
12 KW Aux. Generator
Income Producing
-Ocean View
S#GGH1105 5491,000.

Green Turtle Cay
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
1,455 sq.ft. Luxury Villa
S- Covered Screened Porches
Land 7,554 sq.9
S- Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Golf Cart Garage
Complete Renovation 2007
Tastefully Decorated
Auxiliary Generator
No Expense Spared
OW GTH 1098 $995,000.


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "Junkanoo Splash" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,150 s.f. Residence -
760 s.f. Covered Porch 1 Bedroom, I Bath 490 s.q. Apartment -
Land 9,800 s.f. Workshop Great Views Near Settlement
#GGH101 $375,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
* "SUMMER CAMP" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f. Residence
- 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Guest House "Playhouse"
with Bar Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views
#SCH1094 $2,140,000
* "BLESSING HOUSE" 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1600 sf. of residence
- 785 s.f. wrap around porch 23,938 s.f. .549 Acre land 180 degree views
- 250' to the Atlantic Beach 240 s.f. garage 28,000 gallon cistern Fully
furnished Runway & Dock access #SCH1093 $895,000.
TILLOO CAY
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
- 800 s.f. residence -3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco -
106' on Atlantic Boat basin with lifl 170' of dock Swiminig Pool
-Approved plans for 3/2 New England Style cottage
#TLH1086 $1,595,000.
TREASURE CAY
* "PINAPPLE POINT" 32 Luxury Condominiums
-16 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath 16 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,035 sf to nearly
1,500 sf Waterfront on Treasure Cay Lagoon Each unit with private
dockage up to 70' Pre-Constriction Prices start at:
#TCH9000 Low $500's
WOOD CAY
* "VILLA GLADYS" 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f. Residence
-21,213 s.f.-0.487 Acre 75' water frontage to Build dock -
Great bonefishing area Tranquility at its best
#ANH1014 $289,000.


"Prince's Trust"


HOMES

Great Guana Cay
12.5 Acre Estate
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence
Covered & Open Decks
. 593' of Ocean Beach
664'on Sea ofAbaco
Fabulous Ocean Views
Private Boat Basin
#GGH 1096 8,995,000.


Great Guana Cay -
Settlement- Commercial

a Best Location in town.
-1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg.
-400 s.. Cov. Verandah
Commercial Grade
Kitchen
Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f.
Great Reataurant or Retail
"Art CafL IIGHHl 09 -5867,500.
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bedriomns. 4 Battns
4.977 s.l Residcnt
3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
-130 Ocean I eaclfrmia
-200 on Coc onay
S-Private Dock on Coco Bay
600 GPD -Waictnatker
GOT] 11097 Iour Possible Sale
Optionsi- rom: 5848.000 hr
1 acre w/dock lie. on Coco Iayv.
Son Ligh" to s3,490,000 for entire Estate


2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f. Residence -
1,290 s.f Covered Deck
0_877 Acres
82' Ocean Frontage
Semi-Private Dock.,
"Superb Ocean Views

"CoconutlGroveColttage" E #MWHI076- $1,550,000.


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Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
-1,921 s.f. Residence.
1 rin..=- r -.. -2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
S-. -400 s.f. Guest Cabin
172' Ocean Beach Front
-1.189 Acres
Beautifully Landscaped
Semi-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
MWH1019- S .165.000
SMan-O-War Cay -
Settlement
S-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.r. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
Hillside for great Ocean
Views.
Beautifilly Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
#MWI 1020 $592,500.
Man-O-War Cay -
Settlement
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Sleeping Loft
-410 s.f. Cottage
0.217 Acre 9,452 s.f.
160 s.f Shed -Worksho
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
#MWHIIl4-5340,50(,


*HOMES

Great Guana Cay -
-3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
1,686 s.f. Residence
725 s.f. Open Decks.
arn ~ 80' of Prime Beachfront
-Over 1/4 Acre
Superb Ocean Views
Semi-private Dock
30 KW Aux. Generator
Great Rental History
ch Hill" #GGH1075 -51,380,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
- "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,560 s.f. Residence 1,040 s.f. Verandahs 1 Bedroom, I Bath Guest
house 1.824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cay Private
Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Views Furnished.
#MWH 1099 $2,200,000.
* "VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1,200 s.f. 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 I 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 with Bunkroom.
Central A/C- Fully Furnished Equipped Fresh Water Pool
On-Island Management Great Rental Property.
#MWH1069 73 from: S395,000 to $455,000.

Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
660 s.f. Residence.
240 s.f Studio
Dock House
S- Land- Sea-to-Sea
( -a 36,775 s.f.- .8442 Acre
100' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
-Fabulous Views
"Bot#nieM Dn" #Mw 0 $1,250 000.


Man-O-War Cay -
- 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1,200 s.f Residence.
- 192 s.f. Studio Snore Box
Sleeps 4.
- 0.23 Acre 10,056 s.f
- 17 KWAux.Gencrator
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Furnished

#MWI-11024- $499,000.

Marsh Harbour -
Sunrise Bay
- 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
-4,468 s.f. New Residence.
- 1,742 s.f. Covered
Verandahs & Balconies.
- 0.3394 Acre 14,787 s.f.
- Swimming Pool
-30 KW Auxiliary Gen.
- Boat Slip.
#MHH1084- $2,700,000,


VACANT LAND


VACANT LAND


GREAT GUANA CAY
* "BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s.f. -
0.9982 Acre 190.88' o Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site +/-
15' elevations Orchid Bay amenities Allows for private deeded dock -
mature trees. #GGV1087 $940,000.
* "112-112A" Fabulous waterfront building site Two
parcels containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres -241' of
Sea ofAbaco Frontage great elevations to 42'above sea level
GGV1112 NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "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 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views Lush Vegetation, #GGV1006 $790,000.
* "SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.c. over 1/3 Acre 100' or Ocean
shoreline Over 200' of depth Irime Ocean-front building site Good
elevations Deeded dock access. #GGV1092 $375,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE"-6,653 s.f.- .0152Acre 45.47'ofSea ofAbaco
frontage Prine building site can carry a private dock 1 80 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGVI09t $375,000.
"Cottage Parcel # 10" Orchid Bay 14,574 s.f. 0.3346 Acre -
82.20' on the Sea of Abaco Great Views Orchid Bay amenities.-
#GGV1077 NEW LISTING $366,000.


GREEN TURTLE CAY
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in 1 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
#GTVo008 $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. #GTV 1080 $625,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" -32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" -- 19,558 s.f. 0.4490 Acre Prime
Building Site Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $167,500.
* "CASUARINA "- 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
fGTV1074 $112,500.
LYNYARD CAY
* "LYNYARD PALMS" 42,906 s.f. 0.985 Acre +/- 134' of Sea of
Abaco frontage Prime Building Site Build private dock
- Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea ofAbaco and Atlantic
Ocean. #LCV1090 $274,000.
MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51
Acre 125'Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 $695,000.


MAN-O-WAR CAY
* "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 arr Fabulous Sea ofAbaco
views. #MWV1082 $395,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. #6A-#MHV1102 $970,000.# 7A-#MHV1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.f. # 49 7,117 sq.fi 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
-Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
# 48-#MHV1100 $667,000. f 49-#MHVI 101 $667,000.
SAND BANKS
* "Sand Banks Creek # 2" 47,524 s.fl. 1.091 Acres. 108'
of frontage on Sand Banks Creek, 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootie Highway #ACV1113- NEW LISTING $108,000
SCOTLAND CAY
*"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
PRIVATE ISLAND LITTLE BAHAMA BANK
"CAVE CAYS" +/- 220 Acres 27,342 lin.t. 4.5 nautical
miles of shorline +/- 20' elevations Beaches Lagoons Harbors -
Coves Vista's Controlling depth of 4.5 Between east end of Gratnd
Bahama and west end of Little Abaco #API 1088 PRICE UPON REQUEST
12.1.08


HOMES


* HOMES


Great Guana Cay-
2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths.
768 s.f. Residence
336 s.f Open Deck.
Central Air
Beachfront
Central, Convenient
Location
-- -- Fabulous Ocean Views
-Fully Furnished
#GHHBeach Hou 699,000.


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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1st, 2008

Schools competed in GIS project

Students planned best location for an activity center
By Mirella Santillo
The Bahamas National Geographic In-
formation System held its second user con-
....p..... ference at the Abaco Beach Resort Hotel
from November 19 to 21. One of the high-
lights of the conference was a competition
held among three local schools, S.C. Boo-
tle High School, Moore's Island All Age
School and Abaco Central High School,
that were given the assignment to determi-
inate the best location for an Activity Cen-
Ster in their area using the Geographic In-
formation System's hardware and software
to support the gathering, management, ma-
nipulation, analysis, modeling and display
of the data they accumulated.
After the formalities of the first day's
opening ceremony, students from each
school made their presentations which was
judged by a panel of six. Each group made
three maps which included their area of
study, their settlement and of the island of
Abaco.
Kentray Marsh, Giovani Poitiers and
Charo Williams, tenth graders of S.C.
Bootle were the first to explain how and
why they had chosen a particular location
in Cooper's Town for their Dolphin Cen-
Students of Abaco Central High School shown here won a competition to locate an activity center in their area using GIS equipment ter, a 3000-square-foot building which was
and software. They had to take readings throughout their area, enter the data in the computer, consider many local conditions and to be a multiplex activity center for art,
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come up with a suggested location. The other two schools competing were S.C. Bottle High School and Moores Island All Age
School. This project was begun in September when a member of the BNGIS team intivduced the project to the three schools.


Please see GIS Page 2


Upcoming holiday events North Abaco public park
Toys for Tots Fun Day with Santa, games Dec. 6, 11am to 6pm is taking shape
Tree Lighting Ceremony Murphy Town December 9
Tree Lighting Ceremony Dundas Town December 10
Cay Events Treasure Cay A Christmas Offering Dec 10 at 7 pm
Cancer Society's Art Show Mangoes December 12
Christmas Festival across from BEC office December 13
Santa, Defence Force Band, Games, Crafts, Food
Boat Parade Marsh Harbour Marina December 19, 7 pm



ECC students ride

horses for therapy A large well equipped beach front park for all the residents of North Abaco is being
constructed. A large gazebo shown on the right along with nine cabanas will accom
modate large groups for a variety of occasions. A large parking lot is already paved
and a bathroom building is under construction. Each elected Member of Parliament
was allocated $100,000 last year to spend within his district. The Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, MPfor North Abaco, put his entire amount into this project that will be a
gathering spot for all his constituents.

Closed Nassau grouper

season begins December 1
The season for Nassau Grouper will es where stocks support a healthy industry.
close throughout The Bahamas on Decem- However, research is showing the even in
ber 1 and continue through February 28. this country the stocks are showing signs
No one can land, process or sell and fish of a decline.
for Nassau grouper during this time. The Nassau groupers spend most of the year
reason for this closed season is to allow the living on their own, but in the winter they
A few of the students of Every Child Counts go to Winding Bay weekly for riding and grouper to spawn successfully. The grou- swim hundreds of miles and group together
for stable duties. The staff at the school finds that contact with the horses relaxes per congregate yearly in large numbers by the thousands in order to spawn during
some of the autistic students and those with cerebral palsy. They can see inprove- during the full moon periods. the full moon periods.
ment in their ability to concentrate. Shown here are Vincent Major. Winding Bay Overfishing of Nassau grouper has re- Other countries are also now protecting


attendant Jean Phillipe Marc Sonny, Myron Sawyer, Eric Sawyer and James Major.
This horseback program has been ongoing for three years. See story on page 17.


duced their numbers throughout the Carib-
bean. The Bahamas is one of the few plac-


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Students gain great experience with GIS project


GIS From Page 1
sports, studies and school activities, also
serving as a hurricane shelter. They de-
termined flooding areas, proximity to the
main road, parking facilities and distance
from the shore to insure protection from
winds and flooding using GIS software.
They were accompanied by their geogra-
phy teacher, Ms. Sabrina Russell.
Geleece Gaitor, Santrecia Hield and
Temika Davis came from Moore's Island
with their Principal, Ms. Ruthamae Rolle,
to explain how they used the GIS to find the
proper location for their Paradise Activity
Center. They enumerated some of the data
they gathered to create their map, such as a
path from the main road to a blue hole, the
airport and used the GPS to mark the vari-


ous sites that they judged important such
as police station, public docks and public
parks. They discovered an illegal dumping
site near the school that they decided to in-
corporate in their project by removing the
garbage, planting it and fencing the area to
make it safe for small children. They re-
viewed the location of existing utility poles
since they wanted the center away from the
highway for security reason. The proposed
12,000-square-feet center would include
a basketball court, skating rink doubling
as a dance floor, computer lab, library,
outdoor swimming pool, a jungle gym for
the younger kids and a cafeteria. Located
between the two settlements, they thought
the center would create more activities for
the residents and would be a safer place
for parents to send their children. A near-
by campsite and nature trail would cater to


eco-tourists.
Lastly Abaco Central High School took
the stand after displaying a cardboard
model of their proposed center. Mr. Ni-
gel London, geography and science teacher


and the mentor for the project, was in the
room giving his mental support. Raphael
St. Hill and Kenward Bethel were the

Please see GIS Page 16


This team from Moore's Island All Age School came in second in the competition that the
Bahamas National Geographic Information System sponsored. The competiton taught the
students how to collect data, locating structures and geographic al information to put on
their topographic maps. Then they had to use a special computer program to manipulate
the information.



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A special cake marked the second anniversary of the BNGIS program. One student from
each of the three schools represented cut the cake and served it to the guest speaker and
others at the head table of the seminar. Shown are Dr. Leon Higgs, Director of Higher Ed-
ucation; Mr. John Schaeffer, Engineer with Works; Geleece Gaitor representing Moore's
Island; Kenword Bethel representing Abaco Central High School, Letika Williams repre-
senting S.C. Bootle High School; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Ms. Carolann Albury,
Director, BNGIS; and Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Superintendent.


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The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Exclusive Home
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Flip Flops on Lubbers 1290 Beach cottage on over an
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4493
LEEWARD YACHT CLUB is a historical revival
community with dock and marina. Lots and home
packages available. From $275,000. $1,350,000.
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LITTLE HARBOUR #4572
TOM CURRY'S POINT LOT I I Rare opportunity in
this premium location, breathtaking views, 150 ft' of
harbourfront to build a dock, .97 acre lot. $275,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT STRESS FREE LIVING with 360 degree view
of the pristine waters of the Sea ofAbaco. 2,000 sq ft
home. Deeded dock slip.Turnkey. $875,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425
MANGROLA SEA VIEWS Beautifully landscaped 3
bedrooms 3 baths, close to Marsh Harbour and
Hope Town, 200 feet from sandy beach.$606,000.
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NEW PRICE UNDER CONTRACT
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4495
SEA BREEZE -VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO Newly RETREATThis I bed I bath home lives upto its name.
constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful Secluded with spectacularsunsets. 135'waterfrontage,
beach. Situated on 1.5 acres with a dock. $295,000. lush landscape and private dock. $290,000.
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MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlookingwestern harbour,2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000.
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EIiNEW LISTING
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655
HARBOUR VIEWS COZY COTTAGE 2 bed,
1.5 bath in the settlement, 3rd bedroom/
study. 3 minutes walk to beach. $395,000.
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1sNEW LISTINGS
MARSH HARBOUR #4229 MARSH HARBOUR #4657
OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT
4 bed,4bathwithgorgeousverandahsandcommanding ABACO CLUB Majestic 3 bed 3 bath. 44
views of the Sea ofAbaco. Price upon Request. ft private dockage with lift.$1,499,00.
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MARSH HARBOUR #3248 MARSH HARBOUR #4658
HIGH ROCKS SEAVIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3 WATERFRONT GRANDER GREAT ABACO CLUB
bath home. with pool. Excellent area. Very private. Choose the finishes for this spacious 3 bed 2
Formal living/dining rooms. Fully furnished.$980,000. bath home with a dock and garage.$859,000.
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SANDY POINT #4575
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous
new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end
finishes, 3,800 sq.ft & garage.$550,000.
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TREASURE CAY #2516
CROSSWINDS SEA VIEWs 4 bed 3 bath,
2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with
apartment, central A/C, generator. $755,000.
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TREASURE CAY #1660
SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE ISO
feet of sandy beach. Modern 2 storey, 4 bed
4.5 bath, 5,039 sq. ft. home. $3,900,000.
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TREASURE CAY #4635
CANAL VIEWS GALLEON BAY Brand
new 3 bed 2 bath with wood floors, wrap-
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TREASURE CAY #4641 TREASURE CAY #4448
FABULOUS BEACHFRONT LOT in prime location, BEACHFRONT BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom,
on Ocean Blvd. 140 feet on the beach, 600 feet 3 Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to
deep. Fully landscaped and irrigated. $1,750,000. club amenities. Good Rental History. $1,100,000.
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LOTS & ACREAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286 Two SEA To SEA LOTS deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4577 MILDRED KEY LOT 1-2 close to beach. $62,500. Laurie Schreiner
#4579 LoT 11 Abaco Ocean Club $88,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 LoT 17 Abaco Ocean Club. Gorgeous Water View. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 LOT 37 Abaco Ocean Club.Very Private Interior Lot. $75,000. Laurie Schreiner
;#4433 Lot 46 Abaco Ocean Club. Large waterfront lot $363,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 LOT 87Abaco Ocean Club. Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 LOT 107 Abaco Ocean Club. Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Lor 143 Abaco Ocean Club approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 LOT 152 Abaco Ocean Club. Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner


#3989 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SEcnoN 2 Block I, Lot 15. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLoT43 Good residential area.$30,000. BillAlbury
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68. $200,000. Bill Albury
II. #4572 LITTLE HARBOUR.97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $275,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4203 TREASURE CAY SANDS BANKS Waterfront to hwy lots. $95,000.ea Stan Sawyer
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North Abaco News


North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Cay Events Christmas Offering
The Cay Events Committee in Treasure
Cay was formed five years ago to bring
wholesome entertainment into the commu-
nity. The committee showcase talents that
are local and international in the winter
season. This Christmas a special invita-
tion is extended to the residents to join the
Cay Events Committee for A Christmas
Offering. The venue for this event is at
the Treasure Cay Community Center and
will be on December 10 at 7 p.m.. The
funds raised at the Christmas offering will
be used to improve the appearance of the
community center. The committee is look-
ing forward to having you joined them for
a fun filled evening.
Treasure Cay is Developing
If you travel through the community of
Treasure Cay, you will notice that there is
a lot of development with the construction
of new businesses and residences. The re-
cent projects in the Treasure Cay area in-
cludes the Pineapple Point Resort, the Cot-
tages and the Mariposa Development at the
Sand Banks Landing.
The Pineapple Point Resort has com-
pleted two of their units and two more are


under construction. The beautiful pineap-
ple-yellow-painted buildings are pleasant
to the eye. Work continues daily at the
site and owners will soon be able to host
viewing for sales. It is anticipated that
all units will be completed by mid-year
2009.
Mariposa at Sand Bank Landing and Sea
Biscuit Marina are currently in the early
development stage of Phase I. Property for
the first phase will be available for sale in
2009. Phrase I will include an 88-slip ma-
rina with a controlling depth of 12 feet that
can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet,
a 20-room Marina Inn Hotel, nine town
homes, 57 condominiums, nine ocean es-
tates, 23 marina front estate lots, 13 beach
front lots and a beach and tennis club.
The Cottages has also been completed
and are now ready for viewing. The Cot-
tages is a condo development located on
the beautiful beach shores of Treasure
Cay near Treasure Cay Top Sider Prop-
erty. There is a total of 21 units and the
surrounding grounds are beautifully land-
scaped. The condos are ready for buyers
to move in.
There is a lot of other residential con-
struction underway. Both local and second
homeowners are constructing new homes
and renovating existing homes.


It is clear that the community of Trea-
sure Cay is growing and residents ought
to prepare their selves for the increase.
The growth is expected to create jobs and
bring much prosperity to the area. Will
this be the start of a new economic boom
or will the prosperity that is anticipated be
dampened by the current economics times
we are living in. We will all have to wait
to see what the future will bring but own-
ers of the projects are optimistic about the
future.
North Abaco Youth
Community Marching Band
We were fortunate to have a few of our
young people from North Abaco join the
Royal Bahamas Police Force and become
full fledged officers and reserves. Out of
that group is Const. Demario McIntosh,
who is seeking to give back to the commu-
nity and ensure that our youths are steered
in the right direction. He is seeking to pro-
vide wholesome activities that will provide
another option for the youths of North
Abaco.
The police are seeking to bring the com-
munity marching band to North Abaco. Ini-
tial work has already began to get the band
started. The committee is inviting young
men and ladies to be a part of this excit-
ing move. If you have zest for music and
would like to join the community marching
band, you can obtain more information by
contacting Const. McIntosh or visiting the
Cooper's Town Police Station.
ZNS celebrates 18th anniversary
During the week of November 3rd to 8th,
the staff of ZNS News Night 13 Northern
Bahamas graced the island of Abaco with
their presence as part of their 18th Anni-


versary celebrations. They broadcast local
news from this island and were hosted at
the Treasure Cay Resort for their first three
nights where they broadcast live. They fea-
tured the Treasure Cay Primary and Sher-
lin Bootle schools in North Abaco along
with the emergency services center. They
were treated a dinner party reception at the
Bahama Beach Club and enjoyed the warm
hospitality that they received throughout
the island.
Fish Fries
With limited activities in North Abaco,
a special invitation is extended to the pub-
lic to enjoy the fish fries. These are held on
Wednesday nights at Louise's Restaurant &
Bar in Fire Road and at the Regatta Village
at the Ferry Landing in Treasure Cay.
On Sunday nights the North Abaco Sum-
mer Festival and Power Boat Race Com-
mittee hosts an evening of fun and social-
izing at the Ferry Landing site. Fish fries
begin weekly at 7 p.m. The atmosphere is
kept clean so that the entire family can en-
joy the festivities. Persons can enjoy a va-
riety of meals from a number of vendors.
Friends holds Plant
Fair in North Abaco
Friends of the Environment held a Plant
Fair for the residents of North Abaco at the
S.C. Bootle High School recently. Various
presenters told the gathering about the ad-
vantages of growing native plants and trees
in general around their homes. Special tips
were given in regard to plant care, pruning
and mulching. Each person attending was
given a free native plant. Some of those
plants including yellow elder, almond and
Please see North Page 6


The new officers of the PTA of S.C. Bootle High School are working to improve the
school. They are Arlene Cornish, Treasurer; Freddie Mclntosh, Assisant. Chaplain;
Myrtis Russell, Public Relations Officer; Nurse Charmaine Cornish, Secretary; Selva
Sawyer, Vice-President; Rosie Forbes, Assistant Treasurer; Coretta Mclntosh, Chaplain;
and Sylvia Poitier, President.


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h Ri This gorgeous waterfront lot is located in the
Secure community of Treasure Cay, Abaco. With
Stk almost 100 feet of waterfront and its preferred
Southeastern exposure, this 16,000 sq. ft. home-
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3
4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing


MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $499,000
TEASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12
ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented.
EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with o -se Pool
Bldg 4 Dow V- D bed / 2 bath,
totally redone,-
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing

OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS


Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches
Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com
ABBREVIATION CODE


GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing
"Surf Shack" This CBS totally renovated two-
storey luxury modern home is located on a
large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee
ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels
include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground
pool with wrap around deck. many, many
more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and
generator. "A definite must see!"
$1,403,600 EXC
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"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-plex, CBS building,
each level ha sO lents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i Tfchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
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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buttonwood were donated to the school to-
ward their 1,000 tree planting program.

School News
Sherlin Bootle hosted parent
and student forum
The staff of S.C. Bootle High School
held a meeting with parents and students of
grade 12 to update parents on events dur-
ing this final year the students will be in
high school. Science teacher Simone Bap-
tiste gave a Power Point presentation on
proper study skills and habits. Guidance
Officer Rashida Murray explained the new
parenting initiative. Home Room teacher
Altenese Cartwright briefed parents on
graduation requirements and plans. Vari-


ous subject teachers talked about BGCSE
course work and examination require-
ments. Scholarships and future employ-
ment opportunities were also discussed.
Newly elected PTA president, Mrs. Sylvia
Poitier, also addressed the gathering
Welcome back
The Sherlin Bootle family lost its Guid-
ance Councilor during the last school year;
however, this year the school received a
new Councilor, Ms. Rashida Murray who
reported to work in September. She is a
native who hails from Treasure Cay and
is a former student of S.C. Bootle. Ms.
Murray is grateful for the opportunity to
give back to her community and is looking
forward to working with the students who
have been entrusted to her care.
New PTA Board Elected


Students at S.C. Bootle High School learned a great deal about how elections are held
when they elected their own Head Boy and Head Girl. They had to show their voter's card
and when finished voting their ballots went into the ballot boxes. They even sported inked
fingers to show that they had voted to preclude someone voting twice.


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REAL ESTATE


Sherlin Bootle High school held its
first PTA Meeting on September 23rd at
the school. Achievements from last year
were reviewed and expectations for this
year were discussed. The Royal Bahamas
Defense Force introduced its Rangers Pro-
gram to the parents. Elections for a new
PTA Board took place as outgoing Presi-
dent, Clayton McIntosh was presented
with an appreciation plaque for his four
years of service. The newly elected PTA
Board members are Arlene Cornish, Trea-
surer; Freddie McIntosh, Asst. Chaplain;
Myrtis Russell, Public Relations Officer;
Nurse Charmaine Cornish, Secretary; Sel-
va Sawyer, Vice-President; Rosie Forbes,
Assistant Treasurer; Coretta McIntosh ,
Chaplain; and Sylvia Poitier, President.
Job Interviews
The business teacher at the Sherlin Boo-
tle High School in an effort to prepare the
students for life after high school staged a
series of job interviews to provide expo-
sure to what will be expected of them when
they are interviewed. The students dressed
for the occasion. Leading up to the inter-
view students were required to submit job
applications along with the required sup-
porting documents and prepared a resume.
These interviewers included Principal Huel
Moss, Rev. Stafford Symonette, Mr. Ken-
neth Romer and Ms. C. Cornish. The stu-
dents were well poised and showed profes-
sionalism as they were interviewed.
Computer Classes for Teachers
The Organization of American States in
conjunction with the Ministry of Education
has sponsored a computer course for teach-
ers. The staff of S. C. Bootle High took full
advantage of this opportunity. On October


2 state


11th the teachers were involved in the first
session which lasted for five hours, with
35 hours remaining to complete the course.
These sessions will continue Tuesday and
Wednesday afternoons. Mr. Kevin Hep-
burn, Senior Master, is the instructor. The
teachers were very enthusiastic about the
course.
Elections at S. C. Bootle High
Students at S.C. Bootle High School
elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the
2008-2009 school year. Students were
equipped with their voter's card as they
went to the various polling booths to cast
their votes. Upon completion, their ballots
were placed in the ballot boxes and their
fingers dipped in ink to confirm their vot-
ing. The students enjoyed the process and
also the fact that they were able to be in-
volved in electing the persons they wish to
represent them and their school. At the end
of the day Johnell Forbes emerged as Head
Girl and Elaine Fenelus as Deputy Head
Girl and Anthony Young as Head Boy.
Ministry of Tourism visits
The students of Grade 9 at the S.C. Boo-
tie High School met with Tourism Officials
who enlightened them on various aspects
of tourism. The purpose of the exercise
was to allow the students to be better able
to answer questions for their Social Studies
Course Work which is a component of the
BJC examination for Social Studies. Ms.
Dushinka Roberts and Ms. Millie Dawkins
gave the students an in-depth look at the
different aspects of tourism. The students
left with a better idea about their course
work as it relates to tourism.

Please see North Page 7


7kigs Week


I- Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
Ref#: 3887
Price: $2,950,000
S_ Agent: June Russell
This Lot at Baker's Bay offers 100ft of direct oceanfront and is 20ft
above sea-level. Breathtaking views of the Great barrier reef just
outside your back door! Lot size is 35,365 sq. ft.


Pelican Shores Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4105
Price: $795,000
Agent: June Russell


This vacant canal front lot has recently been cleared and landscaped
and is ready for development. The property includes 60ft of protected
dockage on a small canal. Lot size is approx 33,000 sq. ft.

f Great Investment in Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4169
Price: $347,000
Agent: June Russell
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /1 bath- main
apartment 1000 sq.ft and two 1 bed/lbath 500 sq. ft. each.


Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 242.367-0100
Cell: 242-577-6819
june@grahamrealestate.com


www.GraharRea


Turtle Cove Development Abaco
Ref#: 3692
Price: $59,500 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell

Spacious Homesites. Located 12 miles North of Marsh Harbour
and 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin with dock
for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!


4


Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters
Ref#: 3502
Price: $625,000 N
Agent: Patti Love


Overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this charming 3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.

Vacant Land Available
Ref# 4093 & Ref# 4168 Sweetings Village 9,000 sqft vacant
properties just 100 ft from the beach access. All utilities
available. $65,000 Contact June Russell
Ref# 3520 Bahama Palm Shores Ocean View lot on block
back from the beach. $47,000 Contact June Russell


Bahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
: Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 242-366-0106
Cell: 242-475-1364
ilEstate.com patti@grahamrealestate.com


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North From Page 6 sists of a mixed gender llth grade class; made a PowerPoint presentation to the of Amy Roberts won their division. Con-
and the third group is an all boys 7th grade parents and students of grade-9 during a gratulations to both schools on their wins.
Winding Bay Initiative class. It is the aim of the program to focus recent grade-level meeting at S.C. Bootle Spanish Classes
In an effort to help young Abaconians on three very important areas: personal de- High School. She briefed parents on good La Clinica Espanola will be offering
acquire knowledge about their personal velopment plan, communications and criti- study habits and homework strategies; Spanish classes for adults beginning in
development and gain skills essential for cal thinking/implementation. The program which included topics such as exercise, January, 2009. The course lecturer, Mrs.
the job market, the Abaco Club on Wind- will extend basically throughout the entire diet, best time of day or night to study, Mahalia Levarity, is now accepting appli-
ing Bay is extending its expertise to high school year. There are high expectations in study environment, and, of course, paren- cations from interested persons. The course
schools on the island. Facilitating this pilot regards to what this program will produce tal involvement. The meeting was held to will help those taking the course to learn
program with the school is Mr. Whitney as it assists our students in realizing their update parents on the status of their chil- basic Spanish, giving them the opportunity
J. Bain III, Learning and Quality Manag- true potential, becoming aware of their dren on BJC preparedness and other mat- to converse fluently in the language. The
er at The Abaco Club. The sessions take strengths and weaknesses and then using ters of concern, beginners' phrase of the course will last
place every two weeks for two hours each that knowledge to improve their lives and Primary School for six weeks. Material and resources are
time. At S.C. Bootle High there are three communities. Volleyball Tournament provided by the class host and are included
focus groups which gain valuable informa- Royal Bahamas Defense The Treasure Cay Primary School park in the course fee at no extra cost. Follow-
tion from these sessions. The first group is Force Rangers was filled with action on November 14th ing the beginners' level, there will be a
made of approximately 30 boys Boys and The Royal Bahamas Defense Force es- as the Treasure Cay Primary, Amy Rob- intermediate and advanced level courses.
Gentlemen's Club; the second group con- tablished a branch of their youth program, erts Primary and the Fox Town Primary Persons will meet twice a week for classes.
the Rangers, at S.C. schools participated in a volleyball tour- A special appeal is made to persons in the
S SH L Bootle High School re- nament. Throughout The Bahamas both tourism industry to take advantage of the
an n cently. As many as 20 government and private schools are focus- classes so that they can better accommo-
S students are enrolled ing on volleyball. The school competed date their clientele. For further information
: in the program, which in upper primary games between the boys please contact Mrs. Levarity at 365-8292.
0 sets out to familiarize and girls. At the end of the tournament the
Students who are seri- boys of Treasure Cay Primary emerged as Please see North Page 8
ously considering a the winners in their division and the girls
career in the Defense
Force when they grad-
uate high school. The ABACO MARINE PROPS
studentss will go through
'a rigorous training and Certified Propeller Repair Technician -



The Abaco Club on eeting held for Stainless and Aluminum ss & Rehubbed
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is working with students of Stainless
S.C. Bootle High School to develop their skills for the job parents of Aluminum
market. Mr. Whitney J. Bain III spends time each week work- Grade Nine across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour
ing with three groups to help them learn to communicate and Ms. Simone Bap-
think critically. tiste, Science Teacher,


Ph: 242-367-323 I
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
US: 954-586-7603
Sea Star Building
Marsh Harbour 9
Perry Thomas
Owner and Agent
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
"AW 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
$434,600
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
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on I00'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.


, 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
$148,400


Murphy Town #517 beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 sq. ft home built
on 10,000 sq. ft. of property,
fenced in, beautiful landscaping
S$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.
U Great rental income. Sale price
$650,000



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
$140,000


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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Sign up today to become a part of an ex-
citing experience as you learn another lan-
guage.
Christmas Production
The El Shaddai Christian Academy will
present its first Christmas production with
the theme A Tropical Christmas to Remem-
ber. The school will host its production
on December llth at the Treasure Cay
Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. A
special invitation is extended to the pub-
lic to join us. See the children perform in
dances, plays and recitals both in English
and Spanish.

Church News
Conference at the
Church of God
The Church of God Cathedral in Coo-
per's Town hosted a week of services that
focused on the women. Women from the
length of the island gathered to listen to
messages of inspiration and hope from lo-
cal and national speakers. The hearts of
those attending were inspired, challenged
and changed. The conference was a suc-
cess and was very well attended.
Revival Time donates
playground for preschool
Bishop Henry Wright and the members
of Revival Time Pentecostal in Cooper's
Town donated a playground to the chil-
dren enrolled at Success Kids Academy in
Cooper's Town. Construction of the play-
ground is underway. No date has been set
for the official dedication but Principal De-
lores McIntosh and her staff is very grate-
ful for the play area. They extend a thank


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you to Bishop Wright and his congregation
for their kind donation
Full Gospel Assembly
hosted conference
Under the theme God's Grace the
Women's Ministry of Full Gospel Assem-
bly hosted a women's conference on Octo-
ber 2 through 5 at the church in Treasure
Cay. On October 2 guest speaker was Rev.
Yvette McIntosh of the Church of God in
Cooper's Town, who spoke on Grace to
Suffering. The very powerful word that
she delivered pierced the hearts of the au-
dience as they were all forced to look into
the mirror and see themselves for what
they were.
On Friday night Dr. Jennifer Deavaux
of Nassau was the guest speaker. She gave
the people a renewed faith to holdfast to
the promises of God even in these difficult
and trying times. On Saturday the organiz-
ers hosted a tea party and on Sunday Min.
Charlene Paul delivered the Word.
2nd Annual Tea Party
The second annual tea party hosted by
Full Gospel Assembly Women's Ministry
was held on October 4th. Due to inclement
weather the venue was the Treasure Cay
Community Center. The theme for this
year was Tea, an International Ting. Or-
ganizers brought together countries from
all over the world through teas. A large
variety of Bahamian Bush teas, teas from
Africa, Britain, South America and China
were all featured. Entertainment was pro-
vided through music, dance and the high-
light of the evening was a bag and shoe
fashion show.
There was also a I'm a Little Teapot
competition. Models represented the vari-
ous countries that teas originated in. The


P 0 Box AB 21027
Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
Ph. 242-367-4962
www.landandsearealty.com
E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com
or leslie@landandsearealty.com


HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront
home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of
nicely landscaped property, swimming
pool, fully furnished, boat house and
dock, fantastic views
EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry


Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath upstairs unit fully furnished,
security, swimming pool.
Only $312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath, downstairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts.
$320,000 EXCLUSIVE
B & D Building, Downtown, across
from Commonwealth Bank, 1800 sq.
ft. upstairs / 1800 sq. ft. downstairs.
EXCLUSIVE Call from info.
Bahama Palm Shores
Block 7 Section II $45,000 SOLD
High Rock 2 acres on the sea. Call
for info


LAND
&SEA
REALTY


HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home,
fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town and Lubber's Quarters, 2 car car-
port, central air, beautifully landscaped
lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above
sea level
CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE


High Rock 3 bed / 2 bath home, fur-
nished, central air, 2,000 sq. ft.
EXCLUSIVE $750,000
Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Call for Info EXCLUSIVE
Bahama Palm Shores Section I
Lot 100'x 150'
Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE
Eves of Nassau, Cable Beach condo,
gated, private beach, designed grounds.
$1.4 million SOLD


For all your rental needs
call Kim Sawyer 367-2655 / 367-3755

www.landandsearealty.com Telephone: 242-367-4962
E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com


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setting was beautiful and painted a memo-
rable picture in the minds of the attendees
who are already anxious to see what is in
store for next year. Although the venue
change was at the last minute, organizers
did an excellent job in getting the place
ready. Congratulations are extended to the
Women's Ministry of Full Gospel Assem-
bly and their partners on their second an-
nual tea party.
Holy Fire Dance Conference
As part of the 25th Silver Anniversary
Celebration at Full Gospel Assembly, a
dance conference was hosted. The confer-


ence was staged October 9th through the
12th. Various speakers spoke on topics such
as the purpose and power of the dance, sec-
ular versus sacred and the body is a temple.
The speakers were local and national. Also
on the island to take part in the celebration
was Miss Gospel Bahamas. On October
12th under the patronage of Rev, Stafford
and Mother Lucy Symonette a grand con-
cert was held that featured the troupe that
had participated and dance groups from
many churches on the island. The concert

Please see North Page 9


Parents of grade nine students at C. C ootle MHzgn Scnool attended a meeting that gave
them ideas on how to assist their children and how to help them develop good study hab-
its. The parents were also informed on what was required for their children to take the
BJC exams next spring.


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Member B.R.E.A.
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Telephone 1-561-283-3781 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:
New! Stunning island hilltop furnished home with spectacular views of sea. 3 bed
3 bath.Ground floor guest apartment. Hot tub. Vehicle and golf cart. 1.9 million
plus 7% to close.
New! On north end. Approx. 2 1/2 acres sea to sea with beach and dock. Seclud-
ed cottage with workshop/garage. Lush gardens. $1.5 million plus 7% to close.
New! Twin Palms. Newly built two story 3 bed 2 bath luxury townhouses on the
Sea of Abaco. 1.295 million plus 7% closing costs each.
New! Secluded 3 bed 2 bath furnished home on Black Sound waterfront. Near
beaches and the historic town of New Plymouth. $1.million plus 7% to close.
New! Recently constructed 3 bed 2 bath home set high on a bluff with outstanding
water views. Custom kitchen cabinets built locally. $895,000.00 plus 7% to close.
New! Three bed 3 bath furnished villa with dock set on waterfront of peaceful In-
ner White Sound.Excellent rental potential. $630,000.00 plus 7% to close.
New! In Coco Bay just steps away from two gorgeous beaches 2 bed 1 bath
furnished home with basement and spacious garage easily converted to guest house.
$472,000.00 plus 7% to close.
New! In White Sound, 2 master bed suites plus powder room furnished home.
Excellent rental. 1/3 acre. Close to beaches & public dock & ramp. $399,000.00
plus 7% to close.
New! Two story 3 bed 3 bath immaculate furnished house in historic New Plym-
outh. Close to waterfront.Many amenities.$635,000.00 plus 7% to close
New! Basically furnished two bed 1 bath home in center of historic New Plym-
outh. In excellent shape. $350,000.00 gross
New! Just a short walk to the beach. Near public dock. 3 bed 2 bath furnished
home in established quiet Green Turtle Estates.$600,000.00 gross.
New! Waterfront lot on Sea of Abaco. High elevation. Deep water for dock. Stun-
ning sunsets. 1/3 acre. $499,000.00 plus 7% to close.
New! Inland lot in Green Turtle Estates. One block from beach. Near public
dock.9,648 sq. ft. $100,000.00 plus 7% to close.
New! Inland lot near Black Sound. Electricity accessible. 1/4 acre. B$66,000.00
gross.
New! Inland lot near Coco Bay Beach with view of water from as yet unbuilt two
story house. Approx. 3,500 sq.ft. B$88,000.00 gross






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was memorable, inspiring and touching as
many people committed their hearts to the
Lord and received salvation as a result. The
conference itself provided participants the
opportunity to go behind the veil of wor-
ship through the dance and organizers have
declared that the dance ministries on Abaco
will never be the same.
Outreach Ministry
First Assembly of God has teamed with
a number of evangelists to proclaim the
Word of the Lord to the highways and
byways. That team has begun hosting out-
reach services in the Marsh Harbour area at
the church grounds. The first service was
held about three weeks ago and Evangelist
Lorenzo Coakley was the guest speaker.
Since then another service was held and
the team plans to host outreach services bi-


monthly. The next outreach service will be
held on November 29th.
Evangelistic Services
Majestic Overcomers in Christ Ministry
is also on the streets of Abaco conducting
evangelism services of healing and deliver-
ance. They are traveling near and far to
proclaim the coming of the Lord is at hand.
The Ministry is headed by Evangelist Rose
Bethel of Grand Bahama. It is the desire
of the Ministry to see lost souls come to
Christ and people healed, delivered and set
free by the power of God.
The Full Gospel Assembly family and
the Unity Baptist Church family, both of
Treasure Cay, invite you to join them on
December 7th at 7 p.m. at the Don Corbett
basketball court for an evening of prayer
and praise. This service is held monthly as
a joint effort to reach lost souls in the com-
munity.


Revival in Little Abaco
The churches in Little Abaco have
united and formed a non-denominational
union. They have put aside their denomi-
national affiliations and have become one
voice. They have begun revival services
which will continue throughout the year.
The revivals are held at various churches
during a week that is set aside for that pur-
pose. The organizers are hoping to bring
all God's children together to worship, to
carry the gospel of Christ and to win souls
for the kingdom.
12th Annual General Convention
The leaders and members of End Time
Harvest Ministries celebrated its 12th An-
nual General Convention under the theme
A Reason for Living. People gathered to-
gether with Bishop Tyrone Mills and first
lady Doreen Mills to celebrate another
milestone in their ministry. The ministry
has proved the faithfulness of God. In con-
junction with the convention a special ser-
vice was held on November 16th to close
out the convention. Deaconess Gwendolyn
Bain and Mother Anna Russell were rec-
ognized for their faithfulness and commit-
ment to the church since its inception. The
Convention was held on November 10th
to 16th. The National Chief Apostle Leon


Wallace of Voice of Deliverance Ministries
in Nassau was the guest speaker, and the
congregation was blessed with solos and
group selections by Amanda Sawyer and
the youth choir of End Time Harvest, New
Hope Ministries and others. This year's
convention has already been declared a
success.
Pastor is installed
Revival Time Pentecostal Ministries
was founded by Bishop Henry Wright
many years ago. Since that time he has
guided the believers at that ministry. On
November 2nd an historic event took place
and the baton of leadership was passed on.
People gathered to witness the installation
of the now Senior Pastor, Cedric Bullard.
The special service was held at the church
in Cooper's Town. Many ministers from
around the country were on hand to bring
greetings and best wishes including the
newly elected Christian Council President
Pastor Edward Laroda. The installation
service was officiated by Bishop Henry
Wright and Rev. Burnell Pastor. Rev. Pas-
tor has gained much experience throughout
the years, having served in many capacities
at the Church of God. Having heeded to

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Full Gospel Assembly of God of Treasure Cay organized its second annual Tea Party.
Although planned to be held outdorrs, rain caused the event to be held in the Treasure
Cay Community Center. The Tea Party showcased the countries where tea is produced.
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the call of God to return to Abaco, he does
the work of the one who sent him to bring
hope to the youths of this island. Pastor
Bullard answered the call of God and is
now prepared to take his ministry to an-
other level by the grace of God. He stands
strong and tall along with his family to reap
souls for the kingdom of God.
Holy fire and glory revival
Pastor Edmond Hall, Pastor Trevor
Wilson and Min. Mandell Curry came to
Abaco on November 6th for a three-night
revival at the Hubert Ingraham Park in
Cooper's Town. The men preached that
holiness is still God's standard. For three
nights people heard what God is saying to
his people. Souls were saved, hearts were
revived and challenged and a new course
was forged. The testimonies of the men
brought hope and inspiration to the people
of God for they clearly portrayed that God
is still on time. The organizers were ap-
preciative to the persons who were a part
of the conference.
Prophet Rolle
revisits North Abaco
On his first trip here to preach the gos-
pel Prophet Remington Rolle was 12 years
old. On his most recent trip into Abaco he
was 24 years and is still proclaiming the
gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his Senior
Pastor of Tennessee, Dr. Shauna Officer,
held three nights of services in Little Abaco
on November 2nd to 4th. They were host-
ed at the St, Thomas Baptist Church where
the pastor is Pastor Ezekiel McIntosh and


at End Time Harvest where the pastor is
Bishop Tyrone Mills. Prophet Rolle had
just stopped by to display the goodness of
God toward him over the last few years.
He is still lifting up the name of Jesus and
God is still using him mightily.
Service of Thanksgiving
Bishop Cedric Bullard and the members
of Revival Time Pentecostal Church of
God in Cooper's Town will host a service
of thanksgiving for their overseer, Bishop
Henry Wright, on November 30th at 3
p.m. The church will be honoring Bishop
and Mother Wright for their dedication and
commitment to that church over the years.
Bishop Wright is a founding member of
that church and has served as senior pastor
from the church's inception. Recently he
handed over the church leadership to the
Senior Pastor, Bishop Cedric Bullard. The
congregation is extending a warm welcome
to the public to join them as they celebrate
a man of loyalty, faithfulness and dedica-
tion.
Ordination Service
The Unity Baptist Family under the
leadership of Senior Pastor Edward LaR-
oda will induct Pastor Elvene Sawyer into
its ministry as a senior pastor on Novem-
ber 23rd. The service will be held at the
church at 6 p.m. The induction is signifi-
cant as it merges togther the congregation
of Exalted Word Ministry and the Unity
Baptist family. The communities of North
Abaco congratulate the Unity Baptist fam-
ily on the installation of Pastor Sawyer.
It is our prayer that God will continue to
prosper your ministry.


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People in the News
Congratulations
Ms. Shavonne Stubbs and Mr. Roni
Mathurin joined their hearts in holy mat-
rimony on September 27th. The ceremony
was held at St. Simon by the Sea Angli-
can Church in Treasure Cay followed by
a outdoor reception at the Treasure Cay
Primary School grounds. Mr. Mathurin is
a chef at the resort in Treasure Cay and the
adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Myrtis Rus-
sell, and the bride is the daughter Mr. and
Mrs. Edison Sawyer. The bride is a former
resident of Great Harbor Cay. The couple
will reside in Treasure Cay. Congratula-
tions to the couple.

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their Nassau grouper stocks. Belize has a
four-month closed season and has protect-
ed 11 aggregation sites within marine re-
serves. In 2003 the Cayman Islands closed
its grouper aggregations for the following
eight years. Nassau groupers are complete-
ly protected in U.S. waters.
This closed season protects the Nassau
grouper at a critical point in their life cycle
when they are most vulnerable. Allowing
more fish to successfully spawn at this time
means more fish for us to catch and eat later.


A time of renewal
Together they have found the way to
each other hearts and for 25 years they've
overcome the challenges, struggles and
obstacles that life threw in they path. But
they have enjoyed the good times and
built a family, a friendship and a bond.
Their love has overcome all. On October
18th Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hudson renewed
their passion, their love and their vows.
The garden ceremony was held at the res-
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Ornell Cornish.
The ceremony was officiated by Rev.
Stafford Symonette. Dozens of family
and friends filled the beautifully decorat-
ed area to celebrate with the couple their
silver jubilee anniversary. The couple ex-
pressed their commitment to each other
through words that came from the heart
as they renewed their vows. The beautiful
evening ended with a replay of their first
time down the aisles.

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Freeport delegation met Abaco Councillors


A special meeting was called for Ab-
aco's seven chief councillors to convene
at the Marsh Harbour Education Office's
conference room. The mid-day gather-
ing on November 6 was to meet with Mr.
Alexander Williams, Freeport's Admin-
istrator, and two persons from the Free-
port District Council. Ms. April Crowther
Gow, Councillor in the City of Freeport
and President of the Caribbean Association
of Local Government Authority, and Ms.
Joanna Newton Russell, Vice President,
Northern Region, Bahamas Association of
Local Government Authority.
The purpose was to give Abaco's chief


councillors information on the three-day
Commonwealth Local Government Con-
ference to be held in Freeport in May
2009. Delegates from 24 Commonwealth
countries will be offered one-day tours to
Abaco or Bimini. Although these tours are
to showcase the respective areas, they are
to focus on local government's achieve-
ments in these communities.
Abaco's chief councillors are to design
appropriate tours which feature local gov-
ernment at work in the communities. Our
councils are responsible for these guests
once they arrive on Abaco including bus
rides, ferries and lunch. Eyebrows were


raised when it was announced that local
details must be in Freeport by November
15 including the number of delegates that
could be accommodated.
About 1:30 the Freeport delegation left
and the Chief Councillors remained to fur-
ther organize their association and to make
plans for their role in hosting the Abaco
tours for the Freeport Conference.
Three local government associations are
AALGA, BALGA and CALGA, respec-
tively being Administrator's Association
of Local Government Authority, Bahamas
Association of Local Government Author-
ity and Caribbean Association of Local
Government Authority. Mr. Steve Pedi-
can, Chief Councillor of Treasure Cay, is
the Vice President of CALGA.
The newly formed Abaco Association of
Chief Councillors plans to meet quarterly.
Deputy Chief Councillors are included in
this group but without voting rights. For
matters requiring a vote, it was decided
that each district will have only one vote.


The seven chief councillors of Abaco met on November 6 to learn about the Local Gov-
ernment Conference for Commonwealth countries to be held in Freeport in May 2009.
Some of the delegates will probably be visiting Abaco and the chief councillors will have
to have specific plans for entertaining them. Shown above, seated, are Cubell Davis of
the Central District Council, Ms. April Gow from Freeport, Administrator Alexander
Williams from Freeport, Ms. Joanna Russell from Freeport. Standing are Dalson Stu-
art, Moore's Island Council; Preston Roberts, South Abaco Council; Jeremy Sweeting,
Hope Town Council; Administrator for South Abaco, Benjamin Pinder; Administrator
for Central Abaco, Cephas Cooper; Steve Pedican, North Abaco District; Administrator
for North Abaco, Theophilus Cox; Gregory Curry, Green Turtle Cay Council and Edwin
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Police Crime Report


Illegal Landing Police found a suspi-
cious 28-feet boat docked at Lightbourn's
Marina in Sandy Point mid-afternoon on
October 9. Two men on board from Miami
claimed they were out fishing, ran out of
fuel and stopped at the marina to refuel. A
search of the boat found nothing illegal but
the men were brought to Marsh Harbour
for processing by Immigration.
Threats of Harm Just after sunset
on October 8, a group of young men on
the Sandy Point basketball court rapidly
disbursed when they saw police officers
approaching. One of the men was appre-
hended but resisted violently when told he
would be searched. He was arrested for a
variety of offences against the officers.
Shopbreaking Jones's Native Diner
on Forest Drive in Dundas Town was bro-
ken into during the night of October 9. A
variety of liquor was stolen.
Stealing from a Vessel A 40 HP
Yamaha outboard engine was stolen from
a 15-foot boat moored at the landing on the
Capt. Dean Highway near Crossing Rocks
where the owner lived. Another Crossing
Rocks resident had an 85 HP Yamaha out-
board stolen from this same location. Both
engines were stolen sometime between Oc-
tober 8 and 10.
Housebreaking A resident of Hard Bar-
gain, Moore's Island, reported that her house
was broken into about 11:50 pm on October
11 when she found a dark male running out
her kitchen door. In his haste to leave, he left
his Raleigh M20 mountain bike at the scene.
Nothing appeared to be missing.


Stealing A guest at the Abaco Club
at Winding Bay reported food, liquor and
clothing had been stolen from his cottage
sometime during his absence between
March and October 10 of this year.
Stealing A ten-foot boat tied to a plum
tree was stolen from a residential yard in
Murphy Town during the morning of Oc-
tober 9.
Immigrants detained Acting on a
tip on October 12, police were alerted to
the possibility of illegal immigrants in the
Sandy Point area. Officers were dispatched
and found 13 persons believed to be Do-
minicans at the Airport Motel. On October
13 they were taken to Nassau by Immigra-
tion officers for processing.
Stealing from a Vehicle A car parked at
the owner's house on Forest Drive in Dun-
das Town was broken into during the night
of October 12. Two amplifiers were stolen.
Housebreaking A caretaker discov-
ered that an expensive DVD player and
home theater system were stolen from a
home in the Leisure Lee subdivision some-
time between October 8 and 13 in the own-
er's absence.
Arrest for illegal landing A phone
call led police to two men walking on the
highway near Sandy Point shortly after
sunset on October 13. They were unable to
give an account for their presence or give
a local address and were brought to Immi-
gration officials in Marsh Harbour. It was
determined that they were illegally here
from the Dominican Republic.
Causing Harm A Dundas Town resi-


dent received a deep cut to his hand when
he attempted to protect a relative from be-
ing attacked by a man with a cutlass. This
happened late at night on October 11 while
at a wedding reception in Crossing Rocks.
Traffic Accident A woman pedestri-
an was hit by a vehicle and suffered head
and back injuries while walking along the
road near the Cooper's Town clinic about
9 p.m. on October 13. The driver said he
was blinded by oncoming headlights, and
the woman may have been walking around
a large mud puddle. She was treated lo-
cally, then flown to Nassau for further
treatment
Stolen Vessel Sometime between Oc-
tober 10 and 14, a 34-foot boat with two
225 HP Yamaha outboard engines was sto-
len while secure on a boat lift at Treasure
Cay. Cables were cut on the lift, letting
the boat fall into the water. A friend made
the discovery and notified the police in the
owner's absence.
Shop Breaking On going to work at 5
a.m. at Jamie's Place in Marsh Harbour,
an employee found an intruder inside. He
called the police. On the arrival of a single
officer, the intruder was still inside. Ad-
ditional police were called, but before they
arrived, the man, who was known to the
officer, kicked open a door and fled on
foot with the officer in pursuit. During the
chase, the intruder turned and pointed an
object at the officer who then feared for
his life. He drew his weapon and fired a
shot, but the man managed to elude him
and escape. The area was searched by ad-


ditional police on their arrival without suc-
cess. Later that morning the man who was
known to the first officer on the scene was
found in Dundas Town and arrested.
Assault While visiting a friend in Fire
Road and sitting in the friend's car, a girl
was hit in the face by her ex-boyfriend,
who then threw a drink on her and attempt-
ed to hit her with a bottle. This happened
several hours after sunset on October 14.
Assault Shortly after sunset on Octo-
ber 15, police were informed of a woman
on the Norman's Castle farm settlement
being threatened by a man with a gun. On
responding the woman was found and had
been beaten with a cutlass by an ex-boy-
friend. On screaming, he produced a hand-
gun and struck her on the head. Hearing
her scream, her current boyfriend came,
and the assailant fled through a window. A
BB gun pistol was later recovered.
Causing Damage A woman armed with
a piece of iron smashed all the windows on
two cars parked at a residence in Murphy
Town about 3 p.m. on October 15. The as-
sailant was identified and later arrested.
Stealing Three large air condition-
ing condensers outside a winter residence
in Bahama Palm Shores were discovered
on October 16 to have been stolen some-
time during the previous three weeks. The
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Causing Harm While at his car wash
business in Marsh Harbour, a Dundas
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Police Crime Report


Crime From Page 14
Town man had two fingers cut during an
altercation mid-afternoon on October 17.
Housebreaking A Treasure Cay apartment
was burglarized during the night of October 16
with cash being taken from two visitors.
Causing Grievous Harm Sometime
after midnight on October 18 a Dundas
Town man was stabbed several times by a
group of young men while at a bar on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. A
resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour was
later arrested.
Causing Grievous Harm A Dundas
Town man was assaulted by a group of
men from Spring City and Dundas Town
after midnight on October 18 while on the
town's Front Street. He was hit on the head
with a rock, gun butted and had three shots
fired at him. A Dundas Town man was
later arrested.
Drug Arrest Police arrested three men
in Fire Road just before dawn on October
19 when suspected cocaine was discovered
in their car. Two of the men were from
Cooper's Town and the third man was
from Nassau.
Drug Arrest While executing a search
warrant to a residence in Murphy Town, a
bag of suspected marijuana was found hid-
den in a paint can. The two occupants of
the house were arrested.
Stealing from a Vehicle During the
middle of the night on October 19 a car in
Murphy Town was broken into with speak-
ers and an amplifier being stolen. The items
were valued at approximately $1500.
Causing Harm A Treasure Cay resi-
dent was assaulted about 10 p.m. while on


the highway near the Touch of Class Tes-
taurant during the night of October 16. His
knee was damaged and his cell phone was
damaged. The assailant was identified.
Stealing An I-Pod music player was
stolen from a Treasure Cay resident while
at the basketball court shortly after dusk on
October 16.
Causing Damage A Marsh Harbour
resident had his windshield smashed while
at the 24/7 gas station in Marsh Harbour.
This occurred about 9:30 on the night of Oc-
tober 16 by a group of three men. One of the
men said he would shoot him if he had his
gun. One of the assailants was identified.
Assault A woman was slapped in the
face while at the a bar on Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour after mid-
night on October 17. Her assailant wa
identified.
Housebreaking A second homeown-
er's house in Treasure Cay was broken into
sometime between October 16 and 20. The
house had been searched but nothing ap-
peared to have been taken.
Housebreaking A lawn mower, weed
whacker and bag of coins were stolen from
an apartment in the Great Cistern area
of Murphy Town. The mower and weed
whacker items were later recovered in the
nearby bushes. This happened during a
daytime burglary on October 20. A burglar
was later arrested.
Shop breaking The Exquisite Boutique
in Marsh Harbour was broken into during
the night of October 20. Taken were a
small amount of cash, a small refrigerator,
a microwave oven and a coffee pot.
Shop breaking Imports Unlimited in
Hope Town was broken into during the
night of October 20.


Shop breaking Two packages of LuLu
bras were stolen from the Three-in-One
Clothing Store in Marsh Harbour on the
night of October 19 during a break-in.
Stolen Vessel A 26-foot boat with
two Yamaha outboard engines was stolen
from a second-home residence on Marsh
Harbour's Eastern shore during the night
of October 20. It was found and recovered
the next day at the Arawak Agency dock in
Marsh Harbour.
Shop breaking Anne's Takeaway Res-
taurant in the Treasure Cay area was bro-
ken into during the night of October 20.
Stolen was a 5,000 watt portable Coleman
generator.
Stealing It was discovered on October
21 that a summer student had taken two
blank checks from the Administrator's Of-
fice in Sandy Point, forged a signature and
obtained $125.


Disorderly Behavior A report was
filed by a Murphy Town man that he was
annoyed by two persons who used obscene
language and behaved in a disorderly man-
ner while at the Winding Bay Resort about
sundown on October 20..
Vagrancy A vagrant was arrested at
the Surf Side Club for causing a distur-
bance just before mid-night on October 21.
He was unable to provide a fixed address.
Shop Breaking Rental Wheels in
Marsh Harbour was broken into during the
night of October 2. A stereo system and
speaker were stolen.
Stealing A cell phone was stolen from
a residence in the Mud about 3 p.m. on
October 22. A suspect was named.
Shop Breaking The Other Shore Marina
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Police Crime Report


Crime From Page 15
the night of October 22. Cash was taken.
Stealing A laptop computer was stolen
from an unlocked residence in Hope Town
during the night of October 20.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police
at the ferry dock in Crown Haven noticed a
man with a backpack acting nervously. On
being approached by a police officer, he
attempted to run over the officer by the car
he was in. Several shots wee fired at the
departing car but the suspect managed to
escape. The empty car was found nearby a
short time later and impounded by police.
The man is known by the police.
Shop Breaking Tropical Shipping of-
fice on the government freight dock was
broken into during the night of October
23. Stolen were a microwave, a small re-
frigerator, two digital cameras, a radio and
cleaning supplies.
Housebreaking An apartment in Trea-
sure Cay was broken into during the night
of October 23 although nothing appeared
to have been taken.
Housebreaking A second homeown-
er's house in Treasure Cay was broken into
during the night of October 23. Nothing
appeared to have been taken.
Dangerous Drugs Three men were
arrested October 24 about 5 p.m. outside
Marsh Harbour when a small quantity of


marijuana was found in their car.
Threats of Harm While at her house
in the Mud, a woman was threatened to
be stabbed and killed by a young woman
which put her in fear of her life. This hap-
pened late in the afternoon of October 24.
Stealing The cash register containing
cash was stolen from the Dis-We-Style
Take-away sometime before 8 pm on Oc-
tober 24. This is located on Crockett Drive
in Marsh Harbour.
Causing Harm A woman and her
daughter were injured when her son dam-
aged her bedroom door and attacked them
in their Treasure Cay home. This happened
about 2 a.m. on October 25.
Housebreaking A second homeowner
had his Treasure Cay house broken into
sometime between October 22 and 25.
House Breaking, Burglary A sec-
ond homeowner's house in Green Turtle
Cay was burglarized and had an exten-
sive assortment of fishing rods, reels and
household goods stolen over the weekend
of October 25. Also taken were a 250 HP
Yamaha power head and lower unit from a
boat docked behind the house.
Damages A 29-foot boat docked in
Treasure Cay had the cabin door damaged
when it was forced open. This happened
in the homeowner's absence sometime be-
tween September 23 and October 26.
Uncontrollable Child About noon on


October 25, a Central Abaco woman brought
her 13-year-old son to the police station for
his continual thieving and being uncontrolla-
ble which he was subsequently charged for.
Malicious Damage While visiting a
friend in Dundas Town at noon on October
1, a man's ex-girlfriend came with a cutlass
and chopped his car. Damages were caused
to the hood, trunk, front and back windows.
She was later arrested and charged.
Incest A sixth grade student in Marsh
Harbour reported that her older brother
had sex with her during the past year. A
medical exam supported the possibility.
The brother denied the accusation.
Housebreaking A house on Marsh Har-
bour's Eastern Shore was broken into dur-
ing the evening of October 29 during a short
absence by the owner. A door window was
smashed and jewelry and a watch were stolen.
Sudden Death Irvin Davis was found
dead at his Moore's Island home on the
morning of October 29. He had been bedrid-
den for several years with severe bronchitis.
Causing Harm A Murphy Town wom-
an's dreadlocks were pulled out causing
damage to her eye glasses during a fight in
Marsh Harbour. This happened mid-morn-
ing on October 29 at a Marsh Harbour
pharmacy when she was approached by an-
other woman who accused her of molest-
ing her 6-year-old daughter resulting in the
fight. The assailant admitted to the offence
and was charged.


GIS From Page 2
spokesmen for a group of 13 students who
took in the project. They explained why a
center was needed: because there were no
place for students' activities after school
except schools and churches. They thought
of using the center to promote inter-island
competitions, to promote eco-tourism, to
provide a place for special events at a rea-
sonable price, to promote cultural events
and to serve as a hurricane shelter.
They picked a proposed church site that
had been refused a permit because the lo-
cation offered the necessary infrastructure
and was not prone to flooding. They col-
lected surrounding data such as the location
of their school, gas stations, docks, dump
sites, bus routes and immediate residential
areas such as Central Pines. They outlined
the floor plan of the Central Abaco Rec-
reational Center and concluded that they
agreed with the government that the pro-
posed site should be saved for their center.
The results of the competition were an-
nounced the following day with Abaco
Central winning first place. In second
place was Moore's Island and S.C. Bootle
came in third. Each school was rewarded
with a certificate of participation, a trophy,
a GPS, a book Mapping our World, a GIS
software and an instructor kit.
The hardware and software were in-
stalled in each school by Ms. Antonique
Sweeting, GIS analyst for the Bahamian
National Geographic Information System,
who trained the students at the beginning
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By Mirella Santillo
The horseback riding program at the Ab-
aco Club at Winding Bay for students from
Every Child Counts School is now in its
third year and, according to the school Di-
rector Mrs. Lyn Major, it has contributed
to noticeable improvement in the students'
ability to focus. Autistic and children with
cerebral palsy are enrolled in the program
and each Thursday a teacher drives two
or three of them to the resort. This year
the program includes not only riding but
has been extended to horse grooming and
light stable cleaning such as sweeping the
stalls.
October 30th was the day for stable
duty. As soon as the twins, James and
Vincent Major, and Erik Sawyer arrived,
the stable manager, Ms. Dona Albury,
handed them brushes, combs and shoe
picks so they could apply themselves to the
task ahead. Erik was the most enthusiastic
about handling the horses and he applied


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following week.
On November 6th two more students ac-
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Lowe. Brent is affected with cerebral palsy
and the trip to the outdoors and the prox-
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the boys were really excited as they looked
forward to the stroll to the beach on their
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It was a perfect day for riding, sunny
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on their horse or next to their favorite one
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Senior Citizens were honoured in a variety of ways


By Samantha V. Evans
Older Persons Month began with a
church service and luncheon on October
2nd at New Vision Ministries in Marsh
Harbour. This event was organized by
Social Services and co-sponsored by the
Rotary Club of Abaco. Numerous pastors
were recruited to pay homage to these pil-
lars of society as well as students and civic
leaders on the island. The keynote address
was delivered by the host, Pastor Derrick
Benjamin, who used humor along with his
message to uplift the spirits of the older
persons on the island.
His sermon used the analogy of the vari-
ous soap operas on television to show them
how the "World Turns" as they live "Bold
and Beautiful" and even though the "Days
of Our Lives" can be wonderful, fulfilling
and pleasant, some people still choose to


be "Young and Restless" until such time as
they come to the end of their rope and end
up in "General Hospital." He hoped that
the persons there had lived bold, coura-
geous lives that they can be proud to share
with family, friends and the world.
He chose as the focus of his sermon to
speak about wisdom, especially how many
persons believe that wisdom comes with
age. He gave the older persons three things
to think about as they grow in wisdom.
Firstly, he told them that everyday they
should appreciate the mercy and grace of
God and the freshness it brings. Secondly,
increasing years should increase their wis-
dom. Finally, communicate this wisdom.
After the service the older persons were
treated to a luncheon in the church hall. An
upbeat, fun time was prepared for them as
they were served by Rotarians. Fruit bas-


kets were distributed by Social Services.
Approximately 70 seniors were present for
this event.
Also bringing remarks on the program
were Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
and Education Superintendent Mrs. Lenora
Black. The moderator for this event was
Pastor Silbert Mills
Other communities
hosted their elderly
By Mirella Santillo
October was Senior Citizens Month and
once again the staff of the Department of
Social Services honored the older people of
the island and made them feel important.
They were supported in their efforts by lo-
cal businesses, residents, resorts, churches
and the Rotary Club of Abaco.
The first of October was Day of Beau-
ty for seniors in Central Abaco. Several


beauty salons opened their doors to older
people for free beauty care.
A luncheon took place in Fire Road on
October 22nd with a church service held
at New St. Andrew's Church. There was
a good turn out of about 50 people and
food was taken to those who could not at-
tend. The following day another luncheon
was served at Friendship Tabernacle in
Dundas Town. The food which had been
donated by the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort
and Marina was cooked by the church la-
dies. There was a birthday cake in honor
of Mother Merle, who celebrated her 79
birthday that same day. After lunch people
were treated to two movies.
Throughout the month fruit baskets
were distributed on Green Turtle Cay on
October 13th, on Man-O-War on the 16th
Please see Senior Citizens Page 19


The senior citizens of all communities on Abaco were honoured with a variety of activi-
ties. These senior citizens of Sandy Point attended a church service that recognized their
contributions to our island. These elderly also enjoyed a trip to Castaway Cay as guests
of Disney Cruise Line.




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Senior Citizens From Page 18
and in Hope Town on the 17th. The month
ended with food distribution on Great Gua-
na Cay, Moore's Island and Grand Cay.
According to Mrs. Salomie Gibson, who


heads Abaco's Social Services Depart-
ment, it was a very successful and reward-
ing month, and she extends her gratitude to
all who helped in making it special.


The month of October was a busy one for the staff of Social Services as they organized
many activites to honour the senior citizens in every community on Abaco. These elderly
of Dundas Town and Murphy Town met at Friendship Tabernacle to receive fruit bas-
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People in the News

College Graduation Engagement
Congratulations to Justine Anne Sands
from her is announced
proud par- Royce and Martha Sands are pleased to
ents, Royce announce the engagement of their daugh-
and Martha ter, Justine Anne Sands to Alexander Sta-
Sands; sister mer of Davenport, Iowa. The wedding will
and brother, take place in Iowa on June 20, 2009
Raine and
Royce Jr.,
and extended
family. Jus-
Justine Anne Sands tine graduat-
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from Iowa State University on August 9th,
2008
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and Shan-
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Neem Farm Experiences

a Bumper Harvest
By Jennifer Hudson according to Nick, was his best day yet.
"This has been an exceptional year and Nick has eleven workers involved in
we have been blessed with a great har- picking and cleaning. "The fruit and oil
vest," said Nick Maioulis of Abaco Neem. produced by Abaco Neem is certified or-
The seeds ripened unusually early this year ganic and the quality of our oil separates
so that up to the time Hurricane Hanna it from that produced in the rest of the
passed through, staff had already been har- world. We have been recognized by sci-
vesting for 21 days. Approximately 2,500 entists in China and doctors in America as
pounds of seeds had already been picked having the best neem oil in the world. Ab-
and Nick Maioulis estimated that there was aco Neem contributes to the health care of
another 3,000 pounds ready to be picked Abaco and The Bahamas and we encourage
which would make a total of two and a half people to take care of their body and save
tons for the year. "This is phenomenal for on medical bills," stated Mr. Maioulis who
a farm this size," said Nick. is passionate about what he is doing. Neem
Fortunately, Hurricane Hanna, being a products are now exported from Abaco to
minimal hurricane, did not do much dam- The United States via mail order.
age to the farm. They only lost about 40 to Mr. Maioulis reminds people that Neem
50 trees out of a total of more than 6,500, trees repel insects and encourages people
which was an excellent survival rate. On to plant these extremely beneficial trees
the first day of picking after the hurricane, which can be purchased from the Abaco
255 pounds of seeds were picked which, Neem shop by the airport roundabout.


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Pilot Club held Fun-Run Walk


The Pilot Club of Abaco along with other Pilot Clubs throughout the world celebrated
Founder's Day with a worldwide walk-a-thon. This marked the 86th year of the Pilots
existence and dedication to promoting awareness of brain-related disorders and assisting
with voluntary service throughout the Bahamas and around the world. Pilots on Abaco
held their walk at 6:30 a.m. on that day.




FOR RENT


Prime Retail or Office Space

Located in the heart of Tourist District
on Bay Street in Marsh Harbour

Available immediately for move in

Call 367-3596 for details


Port Department


Public Notice


To: ALL
COMMERCIAL BOAT OWNERS

FOREIGN YACHT
CHARTER OPERATORS

MASTER'S LICENSE HOLDERS
Please be advised that your registration expires on 31st De-
cember 2008.
Section 3 (1) (2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates:
No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the
waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it is registered
by the Port Authority.
No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Here-
inafter in this Act referred to as "a boat for hire") unless and
until he has obtained a license from the Port Authority.
Application for Registration can be collected at the Port De-
partment between the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Any
attempt to operate a boat that is not registered, or act as an
unlicensed master may result in cessation of the vessel's op-
eration and subsequent prosecution.
Please feel free to contact our office at 367-0038 or 367-
2934 for any additional information.
Captain Cyril Roker
Deputy Port Controller


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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian


Section B Page 21


S.C. Bootle won Grade 7 Spelling Bee


The last Spelling Bee for junior school students was held on November 12th at the Learn-
ing Resource Center. Eighteen students from six schools participated. The students had a
very difficult list of words that surely put their spelling abilities to the test. However, after
seven rounds of the seen list and 12 rounds of the unseen list, a winner was declared.
Taking home the winning trophy was Alicia Adams of S. C. Bootle High School. In second
place was Denatash Lightbourne of Agape Christian School. In third place was Lauryn
Pritchard from S.C. Bootle High School. The judges for this event were Kenneth Romor,
Kim Rahming and Samantha Evans.


Handicraft Association
elects new officers
By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco Bahamian Handicraft Asso-
ciation, now in its second year, elected new
officers for the year 2008-09 on November
11th. Ms. Edna Kemp was elected Presi-
dent. She will be assisted by Vice President
Nadine Rolle. The functions of Treasurer
will be assumed by Ms. Verona Rahming.
Ms. Lavern Maynard and Stephanie Hield
were chosen as Public Relations persons.
The chaplain duties will be performed by
Ms. Cleopatra Burrows. Mrs. Susan Saw-
yer will act as Secretary.
Before the elections, four representa-
tives from Abaco took part in the Arawak
Bahamian Handicraft Association's Festi-
val which was held in Nassau from Octo-
ber 30th to November 2nd. Mrs. Lovely
Reckley, Mrs. Susan Sawyer, Ms. Victoria
Forbes and Ms. Lavern Maynard shared a
stall displaying shell jewelry, dolls, em-
broidery work, shell ornaments and straw
bags as well as sea glass and sterling silver
jewelry.


Diamante Dental Clinic
Dr. J. Denise Archer D.D.S.
Garnett Archer Mem. Bldg., Suite #6
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Website: www.diamantedental.com
Tel: 242-367-4968
Fax: 242-367-0725
Email:dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com

Dr. J. Denise Archer

Dr. Christopher Varga

Mondays Saturdays

Dr. S. Andre Rollins
Orthodontics (Braces)
Call 242-328-5000
for December date
WE ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCE


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Don't Be an
Abaco Fatality


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Compa~ors and oee top cotai'ers available.
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I.ocated at the Mla-h Ha t-.jr Arport RodndafoDLt,
f'larsh Ha.-lour, Abaco


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Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale


Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
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




Prime Retail or Office Space, located in heart
of Tourist District on Bay Street in Marsh Har-
bour. Available immediately for move in. Call
367-3596 for details.




Cherokee Sound Yellow Wood 2 bed / 1
bath new house. Elevated 1/2 acre land. City
water, power and wireless hooked up. 1/2 mile
south of Winding Bay. Call Neil Hingle or Tara
Claridge. 386-453-7495 or 367-3006 Ext 103
or NeilHingle@GMail.com
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
hopetown. com


Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath,
furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier,
water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green
at 367-2660
Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision. 2 b / 1 b
duplex, washer & drier, central air, furnished,
water. $1500/ mon. First and last month's rent
and $500 security. Call 367-0209 or Jeffrey
Rogers at 367-0209
West Palm Beach private rooms for rent,
near airport, shopping, port, non-smoking. Call
Lovely 367-4297 (d) or 367-3442 (n) or Phil at
561-683-3757 or harmony7770@gmail.com




Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $249,900
Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197


Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road)
across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100' x
124'. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
www.guanawaterfront.corn
Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea
of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass,
incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/
2 bath/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes ad-
ditional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof
2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase
price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected.
View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call
404-846-1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.
com
Moraine Cay available for rent or sale For info
go to morainecay.com
Scotland Cay Easy access home 180 miles
from Ft. Lauderdale on pvt. island with paved
runway. Island style 4 bldg. complex on 300'
ocean beachfront includes dock, 26' Intrepid,
golf carts, spa, sit down bar with fireplace and
pool table. Large oceanside deck. Tennis and
runway privileges. Turnkey, move in today!
Dr. Burgess (954) 566 6096 Details with pho-
tos at www.Summercampabacos.com.


Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600' paved run-
way, marina slip available, 125' beach by 260'
deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236
Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort, Model
unit now open! Exclusive luxury 2 & 3 bedroom
waterfront condos with deep water docks &
garages priced from the low $500's! Just 2 of
16 units left! www.pineapplepointresort.com
242-475-7464 or 1-800-545-0395 Come & see
us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open
M-F 9-5 or by appointment.
Treasure Cay Atlantis Condo, fully fur-
nished, ground floor, 2 bed/ 2 bath, private
dock. $399,000 net. Contact goombayhouse@
hotmail.com
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on
grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB
Community College. Short walk to major shop-
ping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636
days, 242-365-4218 evenings











COMMUNITY MEETINGS
HOSTED BY FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND
THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUST

Protecting East Abaco's Creeks
Please join us to discuss and comment on the final proposal
Tuesday December 9th 2008 Cherokee Community Center 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday December 10th 2008 Friends of the Environment
Education Center, Marsh Harbour 7 p.m.
The Marsh Harbour meeting will include
a short presentation from
Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation
to introduce their new Blue Hole Research Project with the
National Geographic Society


Sudoku puzzle No math required
The numerals 1-9 must
appear only once in: 3
* each 9-block square 3 4
* each row
* each column 4 9 5 3 2 1
The answer is on
page 19. 7 2 9 3

Every Sudoku game 7 6 8
begins with a number of
squares already filled in. 5 3 2
The more squares that
are known, the easier
it is to figure out which 5 1 8
numbers go in the open
squares. As you fill in 6 7 1 2
squares correctly, op-
tions for the remaining 1 6 9 4 7 8
squares are narrowed -
and it becomes easier to 1 5
fill them in.


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CHILDRENS CHURCH AVAILABLE)
R @ 6:45PM
LIFE IN THE WORD @ 7:45PM
THE WORD CHRISTIAN
BOOK STORE
UI TUESDAY-THURSDAY : 1OAM-3PM
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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!


Sunday
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus Saves


Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send '
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
t St. James
Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
-Mission House
366-0400

St. Andrews
Methodist
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
366-2249


usiness


ervice uirectory


B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more ...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9- 5 Phone: (242) 367-4822

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


morainecay.com


c4UarGnwe O burpeprs
Marine Surveying & Consulting
Navigation & Seamanship
Captain Cyril Roker
B.Sc. Maritime Transportation
2nd Master Unlimited Tonnage
Marine Surveyor / Nautical Inspector
P.O.Box FH 14283, Nassau, Bahamas
Tel: 242-367-0052 / 577-6204
Email: cyrilroker@hotmail.com


Sick Copier?
Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Call 367-4709

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


Tropical oSuvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Androsia Fabric
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Abaco sland 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
islanpharmacy@comyahoo
www.abacoislandpharmacy.com

Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dump Truck
Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Foundations
Fill, rock and sand

Fax: 242-367-2464
Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322* 359-6839


Church

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


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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian


Section B Page 23


Government will increase


housing loan levels to $250K


The Prime Minister has announced that
the government will increase the level of
government guaranteed loans to $250,000,
more than double the current level. He also
said that the government will allow the val-
ue of land to be included in the value of


the government guaranteed loan and will
work to improve the service offered by the
Bahamas Mortgage Corporation.
Currently, the maximum amount that
the BMC will lend for uninsured projects
is $127,500 for home ownership (new con-


struction), $127,500 for home purchases,
$65,000 for structural enlargements and
$127,500 for homeowner duplexes.
"We also hope that a higher percentage of
these loans will be made to persons outside
of government subdivisions," Mr. Ingra-
ham said. "We will re-examine the current
criteria for government insured loans and
reduce the fee payable in respect of same.
Amendments to government's housing
policies will reduce some of the bureau-


cracy that now slows the BMC's ability to
respond speedily to the public's needs.
The BMC was established in 1983 to
provide mortgage financing to Bahamians.
It was created to assist Bahamians build
new homes, buy a new or existing single
or multi-family home, to buy vacant land
or extend or enlarge an existing home.
The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation
now has an office on Abaco. It is located
on the second floor of Dove Plaza.


Employment Opportunity
with a progressive company


Manager Needed
with Bachelor's Degree and

at least 5 years experience in business
Requires marketing and staff management skills
Send resume to Manager, P.O. Box SS 6140, Nassau, Bahamas


Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
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




Office Clerk Position
for Abaco Office
All applicants should possess the following:
* Strong computer skills
* Experience using a switchboard
* A pleasant personality
* The ability to liaise and interact with cus-
tomers in a professional manner
* Excellent communications and teamwork
skills
* The ability to multi-task
Messenger Position
for Abaco office
All applicants should possess the following:
* A valid Driver's License
* A professional safe-oriented attitude
* The ability to handle sensitive and confiden-
tial documents
* The ability to communicate professionally
with office and clients
* To maintain accurate records of packages
picked up and dropped off.
Procurement & Assets Assistant
for Abaco Office
All applicants should be able to do the fol-
lowing:
* Inventory control
* Purchasing & ordering of equipment parts
* Licensing of vehicles
* Truckers' control
* Equipment movement control between the
three offices
* Bitumen tanks tracking
* Service department tracking and scheduling
preventive services
* Strong computer skills
* Dealing with Customs Brokers on shipping
and cost effective ways of moving freight
* Soliciting Quotes from vendors
Please fax resumes to:
Human Resources manager
242-377-2193
Mature young lady seeking an office or
customer service-related job. Experience
in office, sales and customer service fields.
Computer literate w/ extensive knowledgeof
Microsoft Office adn DacEasy programs. Re-
sponsible, pleasant and trustworthy. Call 367-
2960 or leave message at 367-0593


Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue diver
to work for small out island dive company.
Only drug free Bahamian applicants need ap-
ply. Accommodations provided. Send resume
to diveguana@yahoo.com or fax to 365-5121
Wanted young person with boating experi-
ence and good swimming ability to train to
work as crew on dive boat. Only drug free
Bahamian applicants need apply. Accommoda-
tions provided. Send resume to diveguana@
yahoo.com or fax 365-5121




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
7 KW Centurioin propane generator, Brand
new from Lowe's. $2300 Call 359-6229 or
367-3875
GE 20 cu. ft. frost free upright freezer. Like
new. $850 For further information call 367-
2960
Small store going out of business. Misc items
and fixtures for sale. Call 367-2960




92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 367-
2895/ 477-5644
93 Range Rover, 79,000 miles, green, good
condition. $7000. Call 475-6112 or 577-0110
02 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3L power stroke
diesel, automatic, 4WD, A/C, power windows
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 Dodge Ram 1500, silver, double cab, ex-
cellent condition, fully loaded, 33,000 miles.
Asking $28,000 Call 367-3181


05 Honda Recon 250, 4 wheeler, low hours.
Asking $4,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115


07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-465-0971
$19,000 OBO
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 4
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262

BOT &Iy II MAINE ITEMS~
FO SL


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
18' Privateer w/ 70 HP Johnson, in good
running condition. $1800 22' Boston Whaler
hull w/ console, seat, hydraulic steering and
John/Evinrude controls $1000. Call 366-0038
for further info


19' Boston Whaler, '96, very well maintained,
center console, w/ T-top (side & front wind
screen) outriggers (new) 120 HP Johnson,
twin batteries, full electronics (new in boxes
$2,000+) full cover, trailer, and + + +, docu-
mented, DUTY PAID. $15,000 E-mail lex-
keeper@mac.com


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


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
I I


26' Pursuit w/ Twin 200 HP Yamahas. w/
aluminum trailer. Asking $16,500. Call 367-
2700
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center console day
express, w/ tower and dive platform, single
screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated).
Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call
772-419-5119 or dannv(ymobvmarine.com


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. $149,000 or will trade for open
fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour.
Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail
andrewwhymanb@aol.com


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 367-4249 for more info







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The Abaconian December 1, 2008


A O


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Stunning 10,000 sq. ft. hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding cays. This 2,500
sq- ft. home includes 2 bedrooms, 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$995,000. Ref. AS10926


MARSH HARBOUR
Collection of 2 bedroom condos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated development of-
fering a pool and private beach.
Starting at $595,000
Ref. AS10890
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ELBOW CAY
Waterfront property featuring a two
storey, furnished 3 bedroom main
house, 2 bedroom cottage, garage,
shared boat dock, lots of patios, and
a generator.
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114


HOPE TOWN
Waterfront estate with 85 ft. on the
Sea of Abaco and comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units. Ideal rental
business or private family retreat.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645


ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
enjoys overlooking Hope Town and
its famous lighthouse. Completed
by a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal fam-
ily home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Luxurious Caribbean style beach-
front villa on 0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bedrooms, 4
baths, fully equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. Ref. TS10581


GREAT GUANA CAY
Immaculately maintained 2 bed-
room, 2 bath island retreat complete
with generator, tools, and utility ve-
hicle. Near the beach, restaurants
and shopping.
$349,000. Ref. AS10648


ELBOW CAY
Well located waterfront home fea-
turing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large living area,
wrap-around deck, amazing views
and possible dockage.
$1,190,000. Ref. PS10565


ELBOW CAY
Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
of 1,600 sq- ft. This two storey villa
is highlighted by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just one lot
away from the beach-
$699,000. Ref. PS10640


ELBOW CAY
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key home on 21,089 sq. ft. over-
looking the ocean with decks,
loft/office, "widows walk", workshop
area, 2 car garage, and 2 dock slips.
$1,395,000. Ref. PS10700


LONG BEACH
Brand new, two story home with 5
bedrooms and 3 baths in 4,000 sq.
ft. of well-appointed space. Set on
an 18,700 sq. ft. lot overlooking an
incredible beach.
$899,000. Ref. AS10905


GREAT GUANA CAY
Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath ocean
view home set high on a hillside.
Features include high quality fin-
ishes, modern kitchen, a screened-
in covered porch, and sun deck.
$475,000. Ref. AS10968


ELBOW CAY
Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees and vegeta-
tion. Enjoy views of the sea, ac-
cess to the Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596
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ELBOW CAY
Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
below. Set on an acre of land with
gorgeous sea views. A community
dock is just steps away.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10649


GUANA CAY
Elevated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath guest
apartment and water vistas. Set on
over an acre and completed by a
deck and protected dock.
$1,390,000. Ref. AS10945


MARSH HARBOUR
Offered with brand new tasteful fur-
nishings, this 4 bedroom boater's
haven features 10 ft. ceilings, a
large covered patio, dock pier, and
a relaxing ambience.
$1,000,000. Ref. AS11006


MARSH HARBOUR
Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier,
brand new tasteful decor, a large
modern kitchen, and a spacious
covered back porch.
$950,000. Ref. AS10917


ELBOW CAY
Elevated 3 bedroom, 3 bath water-
front home with a 130' dock, relax-
ing decks, pool, cabana, guest
apartment, and a 2 car garage.
Nearby a white-sand beach.
$3,900,000. Ref. PS10639


CENTRAL ABACO
5 acre beachfront tract situated be-
tween Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay. Good elevations provide sce-
nic sea vistas. Utilities are available
at the nearby highway.
$650,000. Ref. AS10756


YELLOW WOOD
Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
each set between Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound Settlement,
$100,000 ea.
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lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage, endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
$299,000. Ref. PS10618


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with 35 foot elevations providing pic-
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and White Sound. Community
dockage available.
S364,000. Ref. PS10661


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and private island community just
minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
a large community dock. Electricity
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8150,000. Ref. PS10630


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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 16, NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1st, 2008Miss S.C. Bootle is chosenTalent Show brought out beautiful talented girlsS.C. Bootle High School held a Talent Show on November 21 that chose Miss Madna Filsaime as Miss S.C. Bootle and that raised funds for the upcoming events of the graduating class. The event was held in a tent on the school grounds. Besides being judged on their beauty, the girls were also judged on their talents such as singing, dancing, poetry recitations; their fashion modeling including evening wear, and their spontaneious answers in an interview. At the finale, the contestants came out in their formal wear wait ing for the judges’ results. The top three were then given gifts and sashes. Those competing were Julianna Donte Etienne, Onanisha McIntosh, Sharadawn Mills, Second Runner-up Alexandria Murray, Godydra Gardiner, First Runner-up Sondline Josoe, Britany Nairn and Miss S.C. Bootle, Madna Filsaime. The seventh annual College Fair was held at New Visions Ministries on November 18 with a very good turnout of high school students. Here a representative of the College of The Bahamas is shown talking with Mrs. Cecile Albury, Principal of Agape Christian School, while students listen as he discusses the benefits of attending that school. The college representatives answered questions concerning their school’s academics and what majors were offered, expenses, scholarships available, housing possibilities, social activites and general information. See story on page 4. 23 schools were represented at College Fair Fair raised funds for Marsh Harbour Fire DepartmentThe site of the future Fire Station in Marsh Harbour, adjacent to the Marsh Harbour library, was filled with people as the community raised money to complete the building. Games, a bouncing castle, dinners, drinks and a raffle with many items donated by local merchants brought in $19,587 that will go toward closing in the partially constructed building. Pictured above is Laura Albury, manager of Bristol Wines and Spirits, manning the bar. See story on page 2. Christmas FestivalDecember 13 beginning at NoonNew Location BAIC park across from BEC office Santa Claus • Games • Junkanoo • Crafts Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band School Bands • Church Choirs • Gifts • Food By Vernique Russell Spectacular, dazzling and a bang are definitely words that can be used to describe the Miss Sherlin Bootle Pageant and Fashion Show. The graduating class of 2009 staged the pageant and fashion show to raise funds for their upcoming graduation and, indeed, the show was more than what it was promised to be. It was held on November 21st under the tent on the school grounds. The Overall Results were the following: the S.C. Bootle Queen was Miss Madna Filsaime; the First Runner-up was Miss Sondline Josue and the Second Runner-up was Miss Alexandria Murray. In the Individual Categories the Best Poised was Miss Madna Filsaime, the Best Sportswear award went to Miss Alexandria Murray, the Best Interview went to Miss Sondline Josue and the Best Presentation was won by Miss Brittany Nairn. The show begin in an unusual manner and the crowd was made extremely welcome with addresses in English, Creole and Spanish. Let the show begin. The Mistress and Mister of ceremony were Ms. Kristie Russell and Mr. Anthony Young, who were assisted by the dynamic Ms. Ashley Please see Pageant Page 7PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 1521 SE Palm Ct Stuart, FL 34994 Forward and Address Correction

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 By Jennifer Hudson It was an afternoon of fun, especially for children, at the Fund Raising Fair for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department on November 15. A variety of games was available for them to enjoy including hoopla, darts, fish pond, lollipop pull and the always popular bouncing castle with lots of prizes to win. All game prizes were donated by the Marsh Harbour/ Spring City Township and the raffle prizes were donated by local businesses. Many of the young children fancied themselves as firefighters for the afternoon as they sat in a fire truck cab feeling very important as they blew the horn and sirens and enjoyed “steering” the fire truck. All of the dollars which were paid for this privilege helped swell the fire house fund. Thirteen-year-old Will Claridge did an excellent job of keeping all these aspiring young firefighters in line, explaining to them what all of the various knobs and gadgets were for. Will is the son of firefighters Robert and Sharmane Claridge and has been assisting the firefighters in small ways since he was eight years old. Now that he has five years’ experience, he actually helps man the hoses. As always at a fair the food and refreshment stalls were very popular but probably the biggest money maker was the takeaway dinners. Inside the shell of the firehouse people were working hard all day barbecuing and serving chicken, rib or steak dinners and approximately 600 dinners were sold. A glitch with the generating output made it impossible for Stone McEwan to perform his live music for the enjoyment of the fair goers. Unfortunately, there was not enough voltage to feed all of his equipment, so he was disappointed not to be able to contribute. The output was enough, however, for DJ Craig Boo to play his CD’s to liven up the occasion. The organizers were very pleased with the sum of $19,587 which was raised. Mr. Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman, stated that the Marsh Harbour/Spring City Township will be adding $10,000 from its capital projects fund to the amount raised at the fair. Fire Chief John Hall and the organizers of the fair would like to thank all those persons who donated items and their time and also the public who turned out to support the event. Several people came from the cays and the committee was very pleased with the turnout on the whole although they were very disappointed with the noticeable lack of support from residents of the adjoining towns. The fair was held on the grounds of the partially constructed fire house which was begun in 1999. It was estimated prior to the fair that $100,000 was still needed to complete the building so moneys raised from the fair will help towards that goal. The fair was first conceived in the mind of Mason David Dorsett and his fellow Masons of the Carlton Masonic Lodge with Mr. Thompson and many other willing helpers then coming on board to make the fair a success.Community supported fund raising for Fire Department The fund raising for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was a community effort with many working to make it successful. Most of the people in this picture worked to serve about 600 dinners, cooking steak on site. The shell of the unfinished building was appreciated as a rain shower dampened the afternoon activities. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Jennifer Hudson Hundreds of students attended the seventh Annual Abaco College Fair held at New Vision Ministries on November 18 eager to see what opportunities for further education lay ahead for them. Students of Grades 10, 11 and 12 participated from all of the high schools both public and private in Marsh Harbour and also the S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town. Mrs. Isobel Sherman once again did an excellent job of bringing representatives from 23 colleges throughout the United States, Canada and The Bahamas to the Abaco College Fair. The colleges and universities from farther afield received much interest from students hoping to broaden their wings abroad, but it was the schools based in The Bahamas which drew the larger crowds. Some students prefer to stay closer to home but there is also a great economic consideration especially in these precarious economic times. Many students have family members with whom to stay in Nassau so costs are greatly reduced and air fares are much less costly. Colleges in Florida, especially in West Palm Beach, are also very popular due to ease of travel. The majority of the colleges had attended the Abaco College Fair in previous years but four colleges Holland College, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Humber Institute of Technology, Toronto, Canada; Schiller University, Largo, Florida; and University of Western Ontario, Canada, were here for the first time. Northwood University, West Palm Beach, Florida, was back after an absence of five years. Holland College on Prince Edward Island, Canada, saw a rise from one Bahamaian student to 15 in one year. “Its popularity is due in part to the fact that Canada has lower tuition rates than the United States and also that it has a world class programme based on tourism which is very applicable to The Bahamas,” stated its representative who had given out all 100 of his brochures within the first hour. Humber Institute, Toronto, Canada, offers a twoor three-year course and is similar to a community college and also offers some bachelors degrees. Although it has an enrollment of 17,000 students, the average class size is only 40 so it is very personal with a strong “hands on” focus. Schiller University has campuses in six countries and so is a truly international university offering students the opportunity to study in many different countries. The University of Western Ontario which was hoping to make a good debut here this year met with some misfortune. The courier had not delivered the brochures and paperwork, leaving the representative with just one booklet which she had carried in her hand baggage to show to students and, to add insult to injury, the airline lost all her baggage. Acadia University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is a small, spirited college which draws a large number of Bahamian students and a few of its alumni are now living on Abaco. Berkeley College, New York, is a business college with a large international population. Its most popular course is fashion merchandising and the fact that its campus is located on 5th Avenue is a plus. Since it is a very practical college at which all students do an internship, no SAT’s are required. The college gives partial scholarships of up to 25 percent. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has a large international enrollment and The Bahamas is one of its top ten countries with students attending from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco. The College of The Bahamas, as in previous years, sent several representatives, and they are always kept busy as this is obviously a popular choice with Abaco students being close to home and offering a wide variety of courses. The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has campuses in Nassau and Freeport but states that most of the students from Abaco attend the Freeport campus. Success Training College has a campus in Nassau but also has a campus on Abaco which is presently attended by 40 students. A new secretarial school on Abaco, Rolle’s Secretarial School, opened in September of this year and was making its first appearance at the fair. Presently, only evening classes are offered but by January 2009, Mrs. Rolle hopes to begin day classes also. The colleges were all very interesting, offering an extremely wide range of courses from culinary arts to aeronautics. Representatives from some of the other more distant colleges intimated that they are somewhat concerned that increased airfares may prevent some students from attending colleges at greater distances especially those whose families fall on the borderline financially. There have even been a few students who have had to drop out of college, but the representatives were optimistic that most students would not be adversely affected as they felt that families would do all they could to provide a col-Enthusiastic students learned about colleges The college representatives who were busiest at the College Fair were those from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and the College of The Bahamas. Here the BTVI representative discusses the school with students from Abaco Central High School. Students from all high schools on the island attended the College Fair. Please see College Fair Page 26

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Unforgettable celebrations inside our doorstep, adventure outside our doorstep a stress-free atmosphere and access to unforgettable activities. We’ll refresh your body, soothe your mind and feed your soul. We can’t wait to have you drop by. Elbow Cay | Abaco | Bahamas 1.800.468.8799 | 242.366.0133 | AbacoInn.comPrime Rib Every Friday Night Sunday Breakfast Buffet & Omelette Station Tuesday is Locals’ Night . DJ Music Happy Hour Daily 5-6pm TAN YOUR TOES IN THE ABACOS Relax. Rejuvenate. Enjoy the view. Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool NewsYouth Month CelebrationCherokee Primary School students attended one of the many celebrations held in Sandy Point during Youth Month in October and performed with a musical presentation. It was well received and the children enjoyed the day’s outing and the chance to interact with other students on Abaco.Fire Safety Awareness DayThe 31st of October was Fire Safety Awareness Day and the school children had a representative come to remind them of fire safety and tips on how to save themselves in case of a fire in their home or school. Being a Friday they also were participating in a casual dress day. All those who came to school in casual clothes and not their school uniform paid $l into a pool, but some brought more because they knew they were going to donate the funds to a worthy cause. They voted to donate the $53 they raised to the Casuarina Volunteer Fire Department. The monies were given to Mr. Rex Albury as he is a member and he thanked the children for their donation.School’s Christmas PartySchool lets out for the holidays on December 12 and a party and luncheon is planned to start the celebrations off a little early. A tree is decorated and gifts are piled underneath with Santa making a customary stop in Cherokee to wish all the children a Happy Christmas.Fund Raiser PlannedA take-away dinner and mini-fair will be held on November 29 to raise funds hopefully for another student field trip. It will be a fun time and include souses as well as a bake stall, games and competitions. Principal Michelle Lowe is planning on a good response from the community to make the day a big success.November is Literacy MonthMs. Lowe would like to thank all the volunteers who came to read to the students during Literacy Month. It was good example to include the community in this school project, and I’m sure the ladies also enjoyed their time with the children.Senior Citizen TeaAn Afternoon Tea was held for the settlement’s senior citizens on November 26. The students served the tea and the senior citizens had an opportunity to visit and enjoy themselves. This senior citizen get-together has become an annual event over the past three years and much anticipated by the children and older folks alike.A Day of FastingThe Assemblies of God joined the congregation of Epworth Chapel for a Harvest Celebration Service on November 16th in the Cherokee Methodist church. A beautiful display of fresh food items had been placed on the altar, all things most of us deem necessary for our everyday living. In addition, parishioners brought bags of canned goods and staples as well as envelopes containing money, all to be donated to the less fortunate in our society. Rev. Jean Semi Joseph appealed to the congregation who came that morning to fast for one day on December 1st in support of the many people in our nation who are suffering unavoidable hardships at this time. He challenged us to take the money that we would have spent on the food we would ordinarily consume that day and donate it to someone in need. He mentioned the recent lay-offs on Paradise Island in Nassau and assured us that we would soon be feeling the effects of these drastic acts. Many will South Abaco News By Michelle Mikula Abaco Tourism Office Abaconians are once again in the running to receive tourism’s highest honour after being named finalists in the 13th Annual Cacique Awards. The finalists include Capt. Lewis Key, owner and operator of Zig Zag Airways and Glender Knowles, owner and operator of the Great Abaco Express, both in the Transportation category; Kimberly Roberts, owner of Bahama Dawn, in the Handicraft category; Steve Dodge, Editor/Publisher of the Cruising Guide to Abaco, in the Creative Arts category; and Peggy Thompson, owner of Hope Town Hideaways, nominated for the Minister’s Award. Their advancement into the finals came through the Cacique Award’s blue ribbon panel judges who were impressed by their achievements and contributions within the tourism industry. The final winners will be named at the 13th Annual Cacique Awards when they will join other finalists from around The Bahamas who have been identified as tourism’s finest. The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for January 30th in Nassau. The Abaco Tourist Office acknowledges the other eight nominees from Abaco who were not named finalists this year, but who have played a vital role in the growth and sustainability of tourism on Abaco. Those persons include Nicholas Mialous of Abaco Neem, Florence Sawyer of Florence Café, Violet Smith of Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar, Lincoln Jones of Lincoln’s Island Adventures, Ricardo Johnson of Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club, Sharon Smith of Continental Connections, David Bethel of Plymouth Rock Cafe and Alfredo Cornish of Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club.Five Abaconians are Cacique Þ nalists be in a position of not knowing where their next meal was coming from and highlighted the importance to give to those who will be adversely effected by these hard times. It is our responsibility, as Christians, to do whatever we can to relieve suffering wherever we encounter it.Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Serving World Famous Grilled Food and Cocktails Located in Marsh Harbour on the water OPEN 7 days 11AM until DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS!!! Tel (242) 367-2278 VHF 16 ‘Snappas’For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great PricesClarke. Competing for the chance to be crowned queen were eight young ladies of grade eleven and twelve. They competed in talent, sportswear, evening wear and an interview session Their talent presentations included dancing, singing, poetry recitals and mime. However, the show did not completely belong only to them, but featured other dancers, models, performers and steppers. The junior models who participated wooed the crowd with two dance performances. They did not compete for a crown as expected. Mr. Devon Cooper hyped the crowd while he rapped and chanted songs that were written by him. Then the audience was graced with the presence of the China Dancers who did an excellent job with their dance presentation. But the highlight of all the entertainers were the S.C. Bootle Steppers who left the crowd wanting more of their sizzling hot performances. Did I forget? Teacher and Recording Artist Lyndon Scott also performed one of his original pieces. At the end of the night, the judges had the final say. The judges were Ms. Michelle Mikula, Mrs. Leticia McIntosh and Mrs. Athena Mackey-Russell. They deliberated for almost an hour to select the contestant who would be crowned Miss Sherlin Bootle. Finally, the results were in. Congratulations to the newly elected Miss Sherlin Bootle from the communities of North Abaco. Sincere thanks and appreciation are extended to everyone who filled the school compound to support the students of the graduating class. The class has dubbed their event a grand success. The China Stars Dance Team put on a lively choreographed presentation that the audience found very entertaining. The group of junior models entertained the crowd with two dance performances. Shown here are Evaista Hield in the back, Rosneia Demoline, Tony Knowles, Kirsten Moss, Sharonique Russell and Adena Cooper. Pageant From Page 1 Restaurant&BarOntheHopeTownWaterfront € 242.366.0247orVHF16Specializing in Bahamian Foods€ Open Monday thru Saturday € Breakfast8:30…10:00 a.m.Lunch &Dinner 11:00 a.m.…9:00 p.m.Bar Open 8:30 a.m.…tilHappy Hour 5:00…6:30 p.m. Music € Wed. & Fri. 8:00…11:00 p.m. Pageant showcased North Abaco talentBoat ParadeDecember 19 • 7 pm Parade starts at Marsh Harbour MarinaOutboards register by Dec. 17 at jibroom@hotmail.com HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 The Editor Says . . . Festival will set holiday mood Dave Ralph The Abaconian David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Julian Lockhart, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee PinderPhone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surfaceLetters to the EditorDr. Binard is leavingTo my Abaco patients and friends, It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of my planned temporary leave of absence from Abaco. After ten years of practice in Abaco, it is time for me to return to the USA to pursue re-certification in my specialty of Internal Medicine as well as obtain additional training and experience in a hospital setting. While it was difficult to contemplate taking even a brief leave of absence, I believe the additional training will allow me to return to Abaco with enhanced skills to better serve my patients who have entrusted me with the responsibility of caring for the health of themselves and their families. I will maintain my home, vehicles and Bahamian medical license so that I can return to Abaco every two to three months to assist in the ongoing care of my patients. As many of you know, from my first experience at age 12 in Haiti, it has been my lifelong dream to be an “Island Doctor.” I thank Dr. Boyce for not only making this dream a reality but also for his expert guidance and support. Abaco is fortunate to have a physician of Dr. Boyce’s caliber, and it has been a privilege to work with him. I also wish to thank the staff at Abaco Family Medicine, Ebony, Tania, Rochelle, Benita and Ellen for the expert and professional assistance they have given me and my patients. Thanks to them, I have never worked a single day while in Abaco. I have enjoyed every day. Finally, I wish to thank my Abaco patients who have given me the privilege of being their doctor. By allowing me to share in the most intimate parts of your lives, the joys as well as the sorrows, you have taught me how to be a better doctor. For this, I will be eternally grateful. I leave with heavy heart but hopeful spirit. I look forward to returning soon with renewed vigor and skills. I will be back or as we say in Creole “M’ap Vini!” Marc P. Binard, MD P.S. I would like to thank John Hedden for allowing me column space to publish my letter in his newspaper.Rotary Club asks for community support Dear Editor: The Rotary Club of Abaco, in conjunction with Rotary Clubs in Florida and the Caribbean, has written a grant proposal to Rotary International for the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. The grant will purchase 54 fire hydrants, a 2,000 to 3,000 gallon diesel engine tanker truck with a pump, gear and equipment for 12 fire fighters, hoses and racks, nozzles and generators to the tune of about $200,000. It looks like we will be able to generate nearly all of the $168,000 needed to purchase this equipment. The hydrants will be installed and the equipment will be used throughout the Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town areas of Central Abaco. It should be noted that we are partnering with Water and Sewerage in this effort. As part of our efforts towards the grant, the Rotary Club of Abaco is required to raise funds within the community. With the recent fires in the Pigeon Pea and The Mud, the brush fires and most recently, the destruction of Sapodilly’s and Maxwell’s, we are looking to the business community to assist us in this effort. We need to raise between $35,000 and $50,000 which will be our contribution to the grant. Whatever we raise here will be tripled through our partnership with Rotary International. We will be conducting an information and pledge drive on Radio Abaco on November 28th. Please listen and call in your pledge. You will retain control of your money until needed by the project (estimated to be six months from now). Thank you for helping in this vital community effort. Sincerely yours, Mike Malone, President Rotary Club of Abaco Second homeowner states her sentimentsDear Editor, After reading the November 1st edition of The Abaconian, I would like to thank you for the statements you have made regarding the influence and value of the “second homeowners” on Abaco. I think sometimes Americans and other foreigners get a “bad rap.” We, and many of our friends, have been coming to Abaco for nearly 30 years now. We have owned property on Treasure for over eight years. We have developed friendships and ties with wonderful local people that will last lifetimes. However, somehow it is hard to feel like a real part of the community. It is not an easy task to be a homeowner here! We have paid huge duties and fees (many reserved for foreigners only) to bring anything that we are unable to acquire locally. We pay high taxes and fees to purchase and own property here much higher than we would in many other places and uh, can you tell me again where those property taxes go? Wink! We have been burglarized at least twice, had a boat stolen, had our car vandalized and had the stereo stolen from our golf cart that was locked inside our garage. Lately we hold our breath each time we arrive hoping that our house and property are intact after watching the crime section of The Abaconian triple! God forbid you have Yamaha engines on your boat! We have always respected the local culture and people, and we have respected and followed all rules regarding fishing and diving. We don’t litter and we don’t take live shells, sand dollars, starfish, etc. We try to conserve energy and do our part to enhance the environment here. We have often paid exorbitant prices and been overbilled for labor, materials, etc. It’s difficult to renew vehicle licenses, get proper permits for various things and sometimes even pay a bill! We spend money with local merchants and restaurants and donate to the community. We bring lots of people over and point to the opposite side of the road as we pass the dumps on the drive to Marsh Harbour. We Americans have a (mostly well deserved) reputation for being arrogant, spoiled and overindulged. I sometimes feel embarrassed to have a house and the things we have here when you see so many with so little. I don’t think that Bahamians alPlease see Letters Page 9 Central Abaco’s Christmas Festival is back on the calender after being cancelled for lack of an appropriate site and insufficient funding for entertainment. The cleared BAIC site between the Anglican Church and the Works compound on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour is being prepared as a multi-purpose site for local craftsmen and to be used for cultural events. A farmer’s market for locally grown fruit and vegetables will eventually be a component. The site was initially cleared but major improvements are waiting for funding as it is not a priority item. However, to be used as a site for the Christmas Festival does not require much more than clean land and lights for night use. Within the last week or two, the land has been graded, and we understand that BEC, whose office is across the street, will be installing suitable lights. The committee that put the fair together last year has been resurrected on short notice, and they are enthusiastically working to have a December 13 event lasting from noon to nearly midnight. Funding is much less than previous years, but there should be enough entertainment to make the event worthwhile. Schools, service clubs and church groups are being contacted to have game and food booths. Craftsmen and artists are being contacted to set up their displays. Santa will be there with gifts for the children. The Festival has been Abaco’s biggest event of the year, drawing several thousand people over the course of the afternoon and evening activities. We are glad that the tradition is being continued. Hosting the Christmas Festival at this location will help establish it as a place for crafts, cultural events and a farmer’s market. Goombay Park beside the Marsh Harbour Port is getting smaller as freight operations extend into the park area. It is being squeezed by expanding shipping interests, and the day may not be far off when that site yields to port pressures. That existing park site may be transformed into a ferry terminal serving Guana Cay and other islands. It is close to the commercial center of town and has ample parking for commuters working on the cays. Dump closes and land Þ ll opensThe new sanitary landfill has been open for two weeks with incoming trucks and waste containers arriving hourly. As this is being written, the scale has not been put into service but is expected to be operational soon. The fee structure has not yet been established but will probably parallel the fees used in Nassau. No fee will be charged for loads weighing less than 300 pounds. It was said that the average loaded pick-up truck brings less than 300 pounds. A five dollar fee is suggested for loads weighing between 300 and 1,000 pounds. Beyond the half ton mark, the Nassau fee is $10 per ton. The Central Abaco Counci must meet and establish the rate and when the fees are to begin. These fees go into a local reserve account which accumulates to defray waste collection maintenance and operation. In three to five years, it is expected that a new cell will have to be built which will be an expense for the Central Abaco District Council to bear. Initial observations suggest that our Council members have not shown much interest in resolving the issues and challenges this facility is presenting as it evolves into a smooth running operation. The potential for recycling is enormous, but the subject has not been discussed to any degree. A diesel-powered chipper with a nine-inch throat is at the site but has not been used yet. Procedures will have to be established for incoming yard trash and disposing of the wood chips that will be generated. It was said that it will chip a nine-inch diameter tree trunk. This may require one or two men using a chain saw to cut large tree trunks and limbs to manageable lengths and feed them into the machine’s hopper. How the generated mulch will be disposed of will probably depend on the volume being generated. A small area has been set aside for old tires and a larger adjoining area is reserved for construction debris, furniture, mattresses and the like. Refrigerators and large appliances have not yet shown up, but they will get their own holding area. Pallets and tree stumps larger than nine inches go in another undisclosed direction. Council members must resolve these issues as they arise or perhaps assign a small management oversight committee to make suggestions to let this facility live up to its potential. Abaco’s rapid growth is bringing new issues for our Council’s to solve. More effort will be required than the present several hours a month sitting in an evening meeting.

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006 Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government ways realize or remember, however, that most of us have worked very hard all our lives, come from very meager beginnings and don’t fall into that “American” stereotype. Any blunders we have made are due to ignorance not arrogance. And yet, despite all of the above we have chosen to be here on Abaco! Why? Because, no matter what, we still love it here! Sorry about running on, but I wanted to let you know how greatly we appreciate people like you! Thank you. Janie Sartoris, Treasure Cay P.S. Please I am not in any way complaining, and I am not in any way forgetting all the wonderful, hard working and honest local people.We ask for common courtesyDear Editor, Courtest is defined as 1. Excellence of manners or social conduct; polite behavior 2. A courteous, respectful, or considerate act or expression Complaining about a service in The Bahamas most often is just a waste of breath and of one’s time, falling on deaf ears. I am sure what I share in this article most can relate to or have had experience with in one way or another. My complaint concerns the medical field and how disrespectful, unorganized and unprofessional these government nurses and staff are right here on Abaco. I have lived in Freeport and found more organization and professionalism at the government clinics there. And even though the time issue is something to require patience, the attitude behind most of the services is to be appreciated. The Marsh Harbor clinic cannot say for “lack of staff” because that’s all that is out there as well as the attitude towards those who are sick and in need of medical help. The standard is to stand in line and give them your card number and wait your turn. If you do not have a card number, you are told ,“You got to go to the office and get a number. Then come back to the back of the line!” and continue standing when you’ve stood there and now have lost your turn! I have seen no patience with the public, only attitude and lack of compassion for those who are ill. My daughter was recently diagnosed with asthma after suffering with pneumonia which requires medicine to keep her airways open to breathe. I went to get her prescription filled and had to wait until past 10 a.m. before the pharmacist made her presence known to be told in an exasperated tone of voice drooling with sarcasm, “You got to purchase that medicine, we don’t have it!” I told her I needed saline to go with her medicine, to be told “We don’t give out saline!” But excuse me? I have a prescription, my child is Bahamian, and it’s free! So am I to believe when my daughter needs to be nebulized, this facility cannot help her? To go to the private doctors is expensive. They WILL let her suffer if they are not her doctors. What I have seen is only those interested in a paycheck and not the love of their profession and where gossiping is the norm while taking in patients. My problem is with the tone of voice and attitude where the people I depend on to help those I love are snobbish More Letters to the Editor Letters From Page 8 and their character is unbecoming. This island needs a full service hospital with all the modern requirements to preserve life along with it, professionals that talk with integrity and compassion towards the weak. I am sure there will be lives saved without having to be flown off the island in a trauma emergency costing thousands we do not have. That’s all the doctors tell us here when they cannot help us …”fly out.” What kind of medical doctors are these? Do we not have anyone on this island that can perform an operation in a hospital if we had one? Then having to wait to see a specialist that can help once a month or so is also behind the times. This island has many people with specific needs that require updated facilities and well trained doctors. As a Bahama Host graduate I would greatly implore ALL employers as well as the government to implement this programme as a requirement before they hire. Of course, we all have to be the change we want to see in the world. But at least we can be reminded of what’s important on our island and how we should treat our own people and others outside our country, no matter where we work in this great land. Common courtesy should always be the excellence we arise to. Tee’d off Mom Environment Minister promotes Million Tree CampaignIn keeping with the Ministry of Environment’s Plant a Million Tree Campaign, Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, was recently planting coconut trees on land cleared for a community park in Nassau. The United Nations Environment Programme has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign to combat climate change. The organization is encouraging people, communities, businesses, clubs and governments to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each year. It has recently set a goal of planting seven billion trees by the end of 2009. The campaign strongly encourages the planting of indigenous trees and trees that are appropriate to the local environment. The goal that the Bahamas set for itself is to plant one million trees by the end of 2009. The Bahamas Million Tree Campaign was officially launched on October 8th, 2007. If you are interested in registering to plant trees, you can sign up at

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL SERVICE MARINA• 60 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef BarWATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Restaurant Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Live Music by the Hope Town Islanders Every Saturday Night 7 pm until Extended Happy Hour on Band Nights 5 pm to 7 pm By Michelle Mikula Abaco Tourism OfficeThe Christmas Festival Committee is pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Christmas Festival is now scheduled. The committee was forced to cancel the festival last month, after citing challenges that would not allow them to present an event on the same caliber as the previous ones. The committee’s decision to reinstate the festival came after receiving an outpouring of support from the community and assistance from the government, which renewed their spirit. Assisting the committee with their biggest challenge was Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco. Mr. Key, who is also the Executive Chairman for the Bahamas Agriculture Industrial Corporation (BAIC), has given the Christmas Festival Committee permission to use the four acres of land granted to BAIC by the government to stage this year’s festival. Mr. Key stated that he decided to get involved and lend his assistance because he knew that a lot of people would have been disappointed if the festival did not happen. Committee member Wynsome Ferguson stated, “This is certainly good news for the people of Abaco because I did not realize how much people enjoyed and look forward to the festival until it was canceled.” She further stated that although they are behind on the planning process, the committee is pulling together all its resources and the manpower needed to make this event happen and for it to be a success. The festival is set to take place on DeCentral Abaco News cember 13th adjacent to St. John’s the Baptist Anglican Church and will be in honour of the late John and Roslyn Roberts. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were the owners of the property where the festival was held for four consecutive years. Activities will kick off at 12 noon and will run late into night with performances from the Defence Force Band, churches, schools, local calypso bands and the Spring City Rockers Junkanoo Group. Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club are providing free toys for the kids, and there will be an assortment of booths that will offer native dishes, games, arts and crafts and other gifts items. For further information, please contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067.Veteran’s Day Weekend at Abaco Beach ResortBy Jennifer Hudson Resort guests, club members and staff of the Abaco Beach Resort gathered around the flagpole outside the lobby at the marina side for an hour long service and flag raising ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. on November 8 to remember those who served their country in the various wars. The national anthems of The Bahamas and the United States were sung led by Anderson Alcime and Jordan LaRose. An introduction to Veteran’s Day and the reason for being there was presented by Bekera Taylor, Activities Supervisor. Later that day, beginning at 7 p.m. guests and club members enjoyed a full Moon Beach Dinner and Show which was open to the Abaco community. It was a Christmas Festival is back on!perfect evening with a gentle breeze and illuminated by an almost full moon. A buffet-style dinner included all Bahamian dishes to introduce guests to the Bahamian cuisine and music was provided by the New Entry Band. On Sunday the resort laid on its first Gospel Sunday Brunch at which patrons enjoyed a special menu while listening to a variety of gospel songs by the Abaco Festival Jubilee Singers of which Resort Activities Attendant, Simon Albury, is a member. On Monday morning a yellowbird cocktail breakfast was enjoyed in the Anglers Restaurant between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please see Central Page 12 Organically grown fruits and vegetables are now available at Bahama Palm Grove’s F&V Sales behind Pinewoods Nursery. The first shipment arrived on November 6 in response to requests from both locals and visitors who wanted to eat produce that has not been grown with pesticides. “Though the cost is a little higher than regular fruits and vegetables, customers are saying that the flavour is far superior and it is so much healthier,” said Manager, Lorna Russell. All of the organic produce is on display in the shop so that customers are able to select their own produce instead of having to order and pick up from the cooler. There is a wide variety of both fruits and vegetables and also organic 100 percent carrot juice. There has been a good response from customers desiring to eat more healthily. Organic produce is now available

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 2 0 % o f f s e l e c t e d i t e m s i n t h e s e d e p a r t m e n t s 20% off selected items in these departments Christmas Trees Decorations and More

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Central From Page 10 More Central Abaco News Business NewsBy Samantha V. EvansIsland Design Builders Expands Business Owner of Island Design Builders, Mr. Revie Fox, expanded his business to include the rental of heavy equipment. The extension of the business is called Tonka Truck and Heavy Equipment Rentals specializing in excavation, land clearing, sand, rocks and fill. He rents the equipment for residential or commercial projects. The phone numbers are 367-6475 and 577-0268. Characters for Kids New business owners Josefana Adderley and Lithera Dames, launched Characters for Kids in the parking lot of Abaco Pizza on October 25th. They specialize in character rentals especially Boots, Dora, Hello Kitty, Spiderman, and Sponge Bob. The duo was selling tickets for their first major event that was held at Faith Convention Center on November 15. The team visited several schools to promote the show including Forest Heights Academy and Agape Christian School. Speech Therapy Services Finally, the island has private speech therapy services that cater to the needs of children with speech and language problems. The business is owned by trained speech and language pathologist, Mrs. Valarie Whylly, who recently retired after several decades of service with the Ministry of Education working in the same area of expertise. Services are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. By Mirella Santillo A crowd of approximately 50 people attended the Murphy Town’s monthly meeting which was held on November 13th at the Burial Society. Chairing the meeting was Town Committee Chairman, Mr Renardo Curry. Besides discussing the town affairs, there was a slide show on the Coconut Tree Bay’s creek restoration presented by Friends of the Environment Educational Officer, Mrs. d’Shan Maycock. She announced the gift of $2000 from Friends of the Environment as a grant to help the settlement remove the casuarina trees around the creek and the clean the area which has been dedicated as a park for the residents of Murphy Town. The audience was brought up to date on the functioning of the new landfill which has recently officially opened and community issues were discussed such as garbage problems, the cleaning of the side streets, the planting of some neem trees that had Murphy Town residents attended a Town MeetingCoconut Tree Park is taking shape. With a grant of $2000 from Friends of the Environment, the residents are removing the casuarina trees. They will gradually clean up the swamp and open it to the sea for small boats to use. A boat ramp already exists on the property. Plans call for cabanas and picnic facilities to make it into an attractive park. been purchased, and the removal of derelict vehicles. Parents were addressed about the discipline problems of some Murphy Town children attending the high school, and they were told about the Homework Center, now open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. under adult supervision. The residents were informed about an upcoming transportation service for the elderly people of the township and that at the beginning of next year, the Burial Society will be open two days a week for residents to obtain legal forms and applications.It was announced that the roads in need of repairs, such as South Side and Bahamas Coral Island Road will be taken care of in partnership with the Ministry of Works. The project has already been discussed with Minister of Works, the Hon. Nikko Grant. Plans for the new Community Center to be built next year adjacent to the playground on Forest Drive have been discussed with Mr Sean Simms. The beautification process is ongoing, said Mr Renardo Curry, and the Bay Front Cultural Park is in the planning stages. It was announced that the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the evening of December 9th at the Burial Society. Please see Central Page 13 upstairs over Computer Creations. Interested persons can contact Mrs. Whylly by calling 475-9060.Heavenly Helpers Tutoring In September of this year, the plans for the opening of Heavenly Helpers began and now the homework and educational center is open for all of those students who need extra help. Owner, Sheena McIntosh, stated that the Center specializes in homework assistance in all subject areas that are assigned for practice, tutoring in subject areas of struggle, guided after-school study, research for projects and course work and basic computer skills training. She caters to out-of-school students or high school drop outs who want to complete their education. Soon she also hopes to offer BJC '20 35% OFF Major Appliances Lay-away customers Please make your Þ nal payment and pick up your goods by December 23 15% Off all small appliances

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 More Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 16 Central From Page 12 math and English courses. The services offered could assist students from age eight and up. The center is open from 4-6 p.m. Monday to Thursday. There is a registration fee of $10 that is non-refundable and an hourly class fee of $15 per person. Parents requiring services for more than two children can inquire about the CenterÂ’s discount rate. The Center is located in Central Pines Estate. The phone/fax number is 367-6429 or 225-2551. Ms. McIntosh is a former teacher with eleven year of teaching experience. She is trained with a BachelorÂ’s Degree and a teaching certificate.Avon Dreams & More Avon Dreams and More is located in the S & N Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard. The dump for Central Abaco located on S.C. Bootle Highway is now closed. The residents of Central Pines Estates are very pleased that they will no longer have to live with the irritating and dangerous smoke, smell and flies. All trash from Central Abaco including the waste from three of the cays now has to be taken to the sanitary landfill south of Spring City. This closed site will be tidied up and possibly landscaped with trees. Heavy metal items are expected to be removed eventually. This is the first load of trash to use the new sanitary landfill inland from Snake Cay. A second truck beside the first truck is waiting its turn. Funding for the construction of a number of landfills was provided by the European Union but maintenance will be the responsibility of the Bahamian government. This landfill will be managed by the Central Abaco District Council. Council members are having to learn quickly what this duty entails. The contract for the management was won by Island Design Builders. Mr. Revie FoxÂ’s equipment will be compacting the trash daily with a D-8 tractor , then covering it with quarry. This cell is for household and degradable garbage only. Pallets, building materials, white goods, tires and other trash must arrive segregated and be placed in separate areas. Tires are already piling up at the new landfill site. The Central Abaco District Council will have to find ways to send many items including tires away to be recycled. Any profit from the sale of these items will help in subsidizing the cost of maintaining the landfill. Other items to be segregated include batteries, appliances, building materials, concrete and pallets. Environmental Health has a large commercial grinder on Abaco that will be used to make mulch of yard trash and plant material that is generated on the island. The operation of the chipping machine and recycling of waste materials is going to be a learning process for the Council and the public. There is opportunity for environment groups to assist in establishing the systems for the various materials that can be recycled.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 13 Please see Central Page 17This store specializes in all products sold by the Avon Catalog Company. Persons who love Avon products can visit the store to view the items they carry in stock or can order from the catalogs. The owner of the store, Allyson Knowles, has been an Avon representative and store owner for many years, having had an Avon store in the United States, in Freeport, and now here on Abaco. The store hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, and on Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays. The manager of the store is Nikita Roberts and the phone number is 225-3528. Island Cellular and ElectronicsIsland Cellular and Electronics is a sister store of the stores of the same name in Nassau where the owners are Johnny and Andrew Knowles. The store is located in the plaza across from Abaco Hardware and brings quality service to clients, offers unmatched warranties and services what they sell, If the staff cannot fix it locally, they send the item to Nassau to be fixed. The store specializes in the latest cellular phones and carries all of the popular games including the Wii, I-pods, satellite systems, cordless phones, all phone gadgets and LCD televisions. The phone number at the store is 367-5997 and the hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and on weekends half day.Royal Bank has appreciation campaign The month of November was set aside by Royal Bank of Canada to show appreciation to their clients for the years of dedicated service. They planned a number of events just to say “thank you.” The celebrations took place on Thursdays throughout the month. Light refreshments were served on this day. Clients had the chance to win prizes including free online banking for six months, $25 deposit to an account, a variety of bank logo items and every client to open a bank account on Thursdays during this time received a mini note pad and pen. The management and staff of Royal Bank say a heartfelt thank you to all of their valued clients. They look forward to many more years of dedicated committed service. The organizer of this event was Elvira Moss.Social Services has noved To better meet the needs of all of their clients, especially the elderly and those with disability, the Central Abaco Office of the Department of Social Services has moved to the original Wood You building next to K & S Auto Service on Don MacKay Boulevard. The phone number remains the same and the competent staff are eager to be of service to the Abaco community.Muck-A-Mucks opened Tyrone Saunders, owner of Muck-AMucks in Nassau, opened a sister store on November 3rd in the Western Auto building next to Computer Creations on Don MacKay Boulevard. The motto for the store is We’re Gonna Make You a Star and, based on the plans to outfit this store with items for the entire family, Mr. Saunders is sure to live up to this motto. The store specializes in casual and dressy clothing for the entire family, baby items, crepe paper, ladies belts and costume jewelry. It will be fully outfitted with school bags, every day household items and toys just in time for Christmas. Mr. Saunders stated that he has been trying to open a store here for the past 10 years and is happy to be a part of this great community. The managers for this store are Catherine Swain and Nadine Johnson. The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact them call 367-3575.A to Z Bargain Mart Abaco has a new business that is a onestop shop tailored to meet the needs of the growing Abaco community. A to Z Bargain Mart is owned and operated by Colette Construction of new government-financed houses in Spring City is progressing very quickly. Government is hoping that many will be completed for new owners to move in before Christmas. These are low cost homes and will be available to first-time home owners who have to qualify for mortgages from either the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation or commercial banks or credit unions. Utilities are being improved in Spring City to accommodate the new houses being constructed. In this photo a BEC technician is upgrading and expanding the electric capacity. You are invited!ABACO CANCER SOCIETY An Art Show, Silent Auction & Cocktail Party at Mangoes Restaurant December 12th 5:00pm 9:30pm100% ot the proceeds of the Silent Auction help cancer patients in the Abacos

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 “A Unisex Salon”Manicures & Pedicures Ofra Cosmetics Matrix, Redkin and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 16 Please see Central Page 18 Bootle. The store opened in September and is located upstairs in D and S Plaza on Don Mackay Boulevard next to Just Ruth’s. The store specializes in clothing for all ages, men shoes, women slippers, costume jewelry, hand bags, baby gift items, household linens, perfume, toiletries, socks and underwear and hats. The phone number at this store is 367-0329. Just For You Boutique Just for You Boutique opened in the B & V Plaza upstairs over Island Bakery. The store specializes in ladies career and church attire, handbags, shoes for all occasions, costume jewelry, belts, lace woven scarves, accessories and soon-to-come lingerie. The owner, Patrice Joseph, stated that she caters to mature and conservative ladies. The store is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 367-3519.Airport Round-about is Abaco Club projectBy Julian Lockhart The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has adopted the roundabout at the Marsh Harbour airport and taken on the responsibility of beautifying the area and maintaining it. The Abaco Club’s General Manager, Floyd Swain, said it was an effort of the club to give back to the community to help keep Abaco beautiful. Mr. Swain said, “We want to demonstrate that we are a true corporate partner in the community. We feel as if the community has given us much, and we want to really return some of that goodness in a unique and special way. “I think it is very important for that roundabout to be up to standard because when tourists leave the airport, they want to see something that is attractive and maintained. It gives a real impression when you leave the airport and it speaks well of the Abaco Club because we have our signage there and speaks of our contributing in that area,” he added. The Abaco Club reorganized the roundabout by building new flower beds using limestone rock walls, planted new plants and grass. They are waiting for the new vegetation to bloom and see the fruits of their labor. This will be a continuous effort of the Abaco Club to maintain the roundabout. It has the Abaco parrot in the center and now has the flowers and shrubbery along with palm trees to accent this beautiful bird. This is only a part of the community outreach by the club as Mr. Swain said they will continue to work along with their partners on Abaco to offer a better product to all visitors. He said, “This is a continuous project and we have adopted the circle. We are going to maintain it and continue to keep it in good condition. We have exThe Abaco Club on Winding Bay has adopted the Marsh Harbour airport round-about to beautify it. The resort has constructed limestone planters and put in many plants that will bloom as they grow. This shows the planters before they were completed. pressed that to the local Council and the government administrative office. This is a part of our program that is tied into the Community Footprints. We are doing so many things in the community, and this is just one of them. We have really put some efforts into this to get it to an acceptable standard. It is a key part of tourism focus in The Bahamas to keep the community clean, green and pristine and that The Bahamas is presented in such a way that the tourists speak well of it,” he concluded.BTC Abaco Health FairBy Jennifer Hudson As part of Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation’s Health Week 2008, the company held a Health Fair on November 6 -7 at the St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town. The theme for Health Week was CONNECT with GOOD HEALTH by taking steps for a better life. Health Fairs were held throughout of The Bahamas on the same days. Chairperson for the Abaco event was Ms. Valeria Lightbourne, who stated

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 More Central Abaco News that the main reason for the health fair was to educate employees about healthy lifestyles and healthy eating habits. During the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day employees of BTC listened to doctors, health professionals and insurance companies from Abaco, Nassau and Grand Bahama speaking on a variety of topics that included diabetes, hypertension/heart disease, nutrition and stress management. The entire staff of BTC was divided into two groups so that everyone could attend on one of the days while the other half remained at work. Presentations on both days were identical so that all of the employees could receive the same important information. Two nurses from the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic were on hand to take blood pressure and random glucose (blood sugar) readings and measure BMI (body mass index). Persons with abnormal blood pressure or blood sugar readings were advised to see a doctor. A large percentage of persons were found to be overweight and were counseled on weight management, diet and healthy eating. The Health Week ended on November 8 with a Fun Walk beginning at 6 a.m. from BTCÂ’s main office proceeding along Don MacKay Boulevard to the airport roundabout and back to the office. It was expected that approximately 40 staff members would be participating. This was the first year that BTC Central From Page 17 had held a health fair but Chairperson Ms. Lightbourne said that they would like it to be a yearly occurrence. Spring City Councillor discusses development By Samantha V. Evans There has been much talk about the Spring City development. However, now that all of the comments have been made and meetings held, Councillor Colin Curry wants the residents to be aware of what the plans. He is aware of the concerns of some of the residents and heard all of the specuBTC employees participated in a walk-a-thon on November 8 going from BTC in Marsh Harbour to the airport round-about and back. lations and, in fact, felt that some of their concerns were founded. Meetings were held with Housing officials and other relevant agencies to rectify the problems and address their concerns. After the meetings Housing officials made some adjustments where necessary. Mr. Curry is very concerned that the Ministry of Housing began to build the houses without meeting with the residents first. This disturbed the residents, especially since changes were made to the development that they were not aware of including a reduction in the size of the lots. He explained that the residents were never against the project, just the small lot sizes. After meeting with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Housing, a petition was signed by the residents and sent to relevant ministries outlining their concerns including setting the boundaries back from the road, adjusting the property size, sewerage concerns and duplication of the compact homes in the Mud and Pigeon Peas. Once the list was submitted, the following agreements were made: the sewerage system would be septic tanks and soakaways. Where the water level is hit, proper draining systems will be put in place so that water can go into a sealed well about 100 feet deep. Additionally, the size of the lots will be adjusted to a minimum of 6,000 square feet for the remaining homes to be built. However, changing the lot sizes will increase the cost to the buyers and the residents are reminded that these are low cost homes so the price has to be affordable. Buyers have already been identified for the homes including persons from Spring City. However, Mr. Curry explained that only first time homeowners will be allowed to purchase these homes. Prime Minister Ingraham explained that the homes will not resemble those in the Mud or Pigeon Peas as they will be very nice. Mr. Curry felt that all of the adjustments made were in line with their concerns. Homeowners already living in Spring City have nothing to be concerned about as he can only see their homes increasing in value. Spring City will be totally transformed and will look more like a community. Mr. Curry felt that the governmentÂ’s response to the community after the meetings with the Minister of Housing and the Prime Minister proved that the government is responsible to the people. As a result of the meetings all commercial property has been moved to the highway entrance. There will be eight commercial lots to begin with for persons to construct office buildings, restaurants or stores. Property has been reserved for two churches, an old folksÂ’ home and duplexes. A playground will be created to accommodate the new development to be located across from the existing basketball court. It will be fenced in with swings and play facilities. Bids will soon be taken to begin the construction. Mr. Curry suggested that the property owners form a homeowners association to regulate the standard of construction and home upkeep in the community. The property in Spring City will be properly zoned so that what took place in Central Pines does not happen there. National MARINE75 SeaPro $ 5,275 EFI 250XL $ 9,500 EFI 250CXL $10,500 EFI 200XL $10,995 EFI 150XL $ 9,225 OptiMax150XL $10,625 See the seasonÂ’s best prices on MERCURY Bahamax engines & other selected models with all the finest accessories! Phone:367-2326One block East of the traffic light Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van Stratton N N N N N ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS A A A A A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y L Y L Y L Y L Y L TD. TD. TD. TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST General Insurance Company LimitedBahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd. Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Environmental News Yes, you can still Þ sh there!…Protecting the creeks of East AbacoBy Olivia Patterson Friends of the Environment and The Bahamas National Trust are collaborating on a proposal to protect the creeks of East Abaco, namely the Snake Cay creeks, the Bight of Old Robinson and Cherokee Sound. The main goal of the proposal is to protect valuable mangrove nursery habitat while still allowing cultural activities such as fishing to take place. These creeks south of Marsh Harbour have long been unspoken favourites of locals and visitors. Their untouched beauty and diversity of flora and fauna are main attractions of the area. When a development was proposed for the Snake Cay area, concern about the protection of the creeks heightened and Friends of the Environment felt the timing was right to start a conversation with the community about creek conservation. The proposal was developed through community consultation including a survey and comments from attendees at community meetings in Marsh Harbour and Cherokee Sound. These creeks encompass a variety of habitats including mangroves, sea grass and algae beds, blue holes and coppice. The mangroves and sea grass beds are particularly important as they serve as nursery habitat for juvenile fish and crawfish animals that grow up to be the mainstays of our fishing industry, providing many of us with food for our table. Approximately 80 percent of the seafood we eat grows up in the mangroves! Reason enough to protect these valuable areas. Mangroves act as land builders and filters, preventing erosion and the movement of silt offshore to our reefs. Along with coral reefs, mangroves are our main protection against storm surges. The East Abaco creeks hold the highest density of blue holes on Abaco and are one of the most densely packed blue hole areas in The Bahamas. Interesting to note, these creeks are connected underground by the blue hole system. What may affect one creek could affect the other. This is a particular concern with pollution and siltation. The proposal contains an outline for future management. The management plan would be developed with the community’s input upon designation of the park and would include education, enforcement and income generation strategies for the park including eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is a fast growing market which Abaco is perfectly suited to benefit from. Friends of the Environment and The Bahamas National Trust are holding another round of meetings in order to share the final draft of the proposal with the community. They invite you to join them to express your views on the final document. Meeting times: Cherokee Community Center Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Friends of the Environment Education Center, Marsh Harbour Wednesday, December 10th, 2008, 7 p.m. A copy of the proposal will be available at the FRIENDS office for those that would like to read it. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please send comments and questions to Olivia@friendsoftheenvironment.org. FRIENDS is collecting information about usage of the creek area through an online survey. Please follow the link at www.friendsoftheenvironment.org to fill out the survey. Friends launches recycling competition By Samantha V. Evans Friends of the Environment launched a aluminum can recycling program for schools on September 1st of this year which will end on December 1st. Friends is working along with Keep Abaco Beautiful and Paul Mills of Mills Brother’s Fabricating to promote the recycling pf aluminum cans on Abaco. In support of the recycling program, Mr. Mills will award $200 to the school that collects the most aluminum cans per term. This award will be given out twice a year. Each school must fill out an application form in order to be eligible for the competition. Each school has been given the rules of the competition which include their having at least one recycling bin at the school to collect aluminum cans. The cans will then be turned over to Mr. Mills, who will weigh them. Each school was asked to assign a representative to oversee the collection. The students can take aluminum cans from home, businesses or from clean-ups. The entire community is encouraged to take part in keeping the community of Abaco clean. Fact about aluminum recycling About 65 percent of America’s aluminum is being recycled. Yet, more than one million tons of aluminum containers and packaging (soda cans, television dinner trays, aluminum foil) are thrown away each year. Although aluminum makes up less than one percent of America’s solid waste, it is one of the most valuable recyclable materials. Used aluminum beverage cans remain the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters and lawn furniture, can also be recycled. Aluminum has a high market value and continues to provide an economic incentive to recycle. Aluminum cans on Abaco are being recycled through Caribbean Recycling in Nassau. The materials are then shipped to the U.S. for processing.Grant helped summer programThis past summer, Friends of the Environment received a grant of $3,500 towards their summer camp program. Disney became interested in FRIENDS after learning about the comprehensive environmental education they offered to children throughout Abaco. They were so impressed by the ability of FRIENDS to incorporate so many Abaco communities in environmental education that they seized the opportunity to assist. They offered assistance in designing an evaluation questionnaire that was used to determine the success of the summer camp program as well as provide funding for associated program costs. Please see Friends Page 21

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 During the summer camp program three ecosystems were discussed in detail followed by field trips to reinforce theoretical learning. These three ecosystems include the Pine Forest, Coral Reefs and Mangroves. The evaluation tool is the first formal evaluation tool to be used by FRIENDS to measure the programÂ’s success. Nine questions were asked based on the three ecosystems addressed during summer camp. Students were given a pre-evaluation at the start of camps. Upon completion of the summer camp students were given the same evaluation again and these were then sent off to Disney to be evaluated by their top researchers. The final result findings will be sent to FRIENDS and this information can be used to determine the strength and weaknesses of the program. Teacher learned about marine resource guideOn October 22nd a workshop was held at the FRIENDS Education Center in Marsh Harbour to familiarize Abaco teachers with Treasures in the Sea , a marine resource guide for educators that focuses on three of our endangered marine species, the Nassau Grouper, the Queen Conch and the Spiny Lobster (Crawfish). This resource guide was produced by The Bahamas National Trust and the American Museum of Natural HistoryÂ’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. This workshop is the second workshop to be hosted by FRIENDS here in Abaco. Portia Sweeting, Director of Education at Bahamas National Trust was also in attendance and assisted in leading activities along with FRIENDS Education Officers dÂ’Shan Maycock and Enzil Cooper as well as Candace Key, Principal of Hope Town School. Teachers got into action by doing role play activities and craft projects that focused on the protection and conservation of these three species. They each received a copy of the resource guide to take back to their classrooms to engage their students in the very activities that they experienced firsthand. Thanks to all that participated! Disney Animal Programs gave FRIENDS $3,500 towards its education program. Pictured are dÂ’Shan Maycock, Education Officer, and Kristin Williams, Executive Director, both with FRIENDS, accepting the payment from Allen Wilson, Animal Programs Zoological Manager with Disney Animal Programs. Friends From Page 20 More Environmental News Teachers learned about a marine resource guide at a seminar offered by Friends of the Environment. The guide was developed by The Bahamas National Trust and the Museum of Natural History to assist teachers with effective ways of teaching environmental conservation. Those attending the seminar were Maria Schrack of Amy Roberts Primary; DÂ’Shan Maycock, Education Officer, FRIENDS; Enzil Cooper, Education Officer, FRIENDS; Donica Mackey, Hope Town Primary; Alexandria Sawyer, Amy Roberts; Portia Sweeting, Bahamas National Trust; Patrice Davis, Hope Town Primary; Harriet Gomez, St. Francis de Sales; Haneefa Persaud, Treasure Cay Primary; Austine Mills, Treasure Cay Primary; Candace Key, Hope Town Primary; Kristin Williams, Executive Director, FRIENDS. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 577-0474 375-8833 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com Eleventh AnnualTOYS-FOR-TOTS Saturday December 6 11 am to 6 pmAcross from Memorial PlazaSANTAWill Be There Bouncing Castle • Food • Drinks Cotton Candy • Face PaintingRaf ß e for Three BicyclesWe really need your support this year so please come by Drop off a toy • Make a donation DOCK BUILDING SPECIALISTCaribbean Marine Constructionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour By Jennifer Hudson Mr. Roy Albury, now 88 years old, loves to remember the past and has many interesting stories he loves to tell. He was born in Cherokee Sound in 1920 and grew up there in a time of what he describes as “tough days.” This little community on the southeast coast of Abaco about 25 miles south of Marsh Harbour was, in those days, reachable only by sea and had become a seafaring settlement by the mid 1800s. Vessels were built by the local carpenters which were usually 32 feet on the keel with a live well in the centre large enough to hold about 1500 pounds of fish. The boats were rigged with five sails. As was the custom in those days, the young lad, Roy, left school at the age of 14 years. The only employment in the settlement at that time was fishing or farming. So he spent the next four years doing a bit of fishing locally. Then, at the age of 18, he went to sea on the vessel Sydney with Mr. James McDonald as captain. The fishing smacks were manned by nine to ten men who slept without much comfort, eight to a cabin and two in the fo’csle. A trip would usually last about six weeks. The fish, usually a variety of yellow tails, grunts, mutton fish, jacks and runners, were caught in nets. When an average of 1200 to1500 pounds had been collected, it would be taken into Nassau to be sold fresh in the market via a bartering process. The boat owner got three shares of fish, the captain got one and a half and the crew got one share each. Any fish that was not sold would be cleaned, salted and hung up to dry along lines or along the scaffold and sold as “corned” or salted fish. “There was not much market for it like this, but it was better than throwing it away,” said Mr. Roy. “Usually we caught plenty of fish near Lynyard’s Cay and around Tilloo and Scotland Cays and by the time we reached Great Guana Cay, our well would be full. But if two or three smacks had been there before us, we may on occasion have had to go as far as Munjack Cay to get enough fish.” A story which Mr. Roy enjoys telling is one which stands out very vividly in his memory. It happened in the summer of 1943 when the Sydney left Cherokee Sound for a voyage that was to last about six weeks. “We left Cherokee early in the morning in very pretty weather and reached the Little Harbour bar in the late afternoon. Suddenly, out of the blue, a very heavy gust came up and struck the vessel with all sails set. It immediately went right to the bottom with all five sails up. Fortunately, since it was in the day, all of the men were on deck and so no one drowned. “The Sydney had been towing two large dinghies which were normally carried to accommodate the nets when hauling. So we all quickly got into these boats and sculled into Little Harbour. We then walked the distance of six miles to the settlement of Cherokee to let the people know what had happened. It was after dark when we arrived and church was in session at the Methodist Church. Victor McDonald, nephew of the captain, who was one of the crew, went to the church to alert the congregation, some of whom had close relatives on the vessel. They were at first worried that lives may have been lost so the minister, upon hear-Mr. Roy Albury Remembers…….. ing this, let church out. The congregation rushed out to see if anyone had drowned. However, their minds were put to rest when they were told that though the boat was now on the bottom of the sea, no one had drowned as the result of the mysterious wind (which it was thought might have been a whirlwind). “A few days later the Edna, a motor vessel belonging to Dody Carey, came from Hope Town to raise the sunken vessel while the Sydney’s crew worked on bailing out the water.” In later years Mr. Albury became captain of the Sydney. After fishing for 25 years, he stopped going to sea and went to Channel Cay as caretaker, then later took a job at the sugar mill. Mr. Albury is now the only survivor from the Sydney and resides in Sybil’s House for the Aged in Dundas Town. He is very alert and enjoys visits from family and friends. They keep him up to date on the news of today and he enjoys telling them stories from his great memories of the past. Thank you, Mr. Roy, for sharing this story with us and thanks to Patrick Bethel for introducing me to this fine sea faring gentlemen. Roy Albury

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Hedden Snake Cay and its surrounding creeks should not be allowed to fade into the fog of obscurity, simply because the threat of the Snake Cay limited project seems to have also receded into memory. Another project will come along when the economy recovers in several years time and then the panic will start all over again, and a Save Snake Cay foundation will reinvent itself for a short period of time. Perhaps too late! The Abaco Public Conservancy also seems to have fallen apart, partly because of the present lack of urgency and partly because of differing individual goals. All of the above seem to indicate to me that we as a people have not yet learned that the welfare of the community, the preservation of our Bahamian rights, the conservation of infrastructure and the benefit of the population at large are much more important than our own notion of self interest and accomplishment. This in itself is a good lesson as to why we seldom seem to achieve public goals. We have a lot to learn. However, the value of Snake Cay as a public site still remains. The port, the now defunct community, the creeks and the budding industrial park are all important assets that need to be maintained and rebuilt into functional structures for the public benefit. As I have said before, the best way to do this is through public enterprise, and in my opinion through a publicly owned cooperative. Giving full credit to Friends of the Environment, they are working actively along with the National Trust to turn the creek system into a national park. I have a serious concern over this even though the claim is that this park will be non-restrictive in its operation and is being done to preserve the creeks and surrounding land areas from future development. My concerns are two fold.AThe public perception of a national park is restrictive, and the rules and regulations of such need to be restrictive in order to protect and preserve the site and its community. By altering the regulations, site implementation becomes more and more cumbersome as new areas and differing regulations become applicable. The end result is that the public mind now becomes confused and dazed as to which restrictions apply to which area and vice versa.In my mind, we would be much better benefitted by simply using alternative descriptions to suit a particular model for protection and public access. The use of such definitions as “Protected area,” “Restricted site,” “Leisure area,” “Non-commercial fishing zone” may, in fact, be both more applicable and also better understood by the public at large. The facts are simple. Even when we designate an area as being restricted in one way or another, the problem of surveillance, monitoring and enforcement become real and much more difficult to put into practice. This is already a problem with the national parks, and diluting the regulations does not always achieve the desired results. In fact, what often happens is that special interest groups are accommodated simply because it seems impossible to otherwise regulate them. We then feel that we have done “something” when in reality we have achieved little. BFuture commercial developments may, in fact, prove to be both beneficial and complimentary to a particular site or area. For example, a well designed and implemented eco-tourism project in the creeks may, in fact, be an excellent financial benefit while at the same time attracting active conservation practices, and research in a particular aspect of the marine biotics. To limit such practices at the onset does not exhibit good foresight and realisation of future operations of benefit to the area. Back to Snake Cay. The siting of the new landfill in the area has been both controversial and challenging; and there are still some aspects of the original disposal system that will never be equably sorted out including the usefulness of the transfer stations in the North and the South. The location of the landfill along with the previous structures in the area have now designated the area as an industrial park, and the area should be developed with this in mind. The transfer sites already built can be developed as recycling stations, and so save face for the Department of Environmental Health.Several thoughts occur including the movement of the new BEC power station to Snake Cay. Little has been done to date in the Wilson City area and the facility can easily be efficiently and more conveniently sited at Snake Cay. The Bahamian government in general and the Minister for the Environment in particular need to examine this option seriously before it becomes too late. The benefits may prove to be worthwhile. The public of Abaco has seen too much intransigence from previous regimes, and it is time for the public service to become more accessible and more amenable to suggestions from the community.In addition, the siting at Snake Cay will then open up the area to the consideration of alternative energy sources including that of natural gases such as methane. The area around the wye also needs to be examined as a possible source of fill for the ongoing quarrying operations which are already mining the verges of the highway over the hills. Once removed these sites will make excellent locations for industrialised development around the Snake Cay area and the park institution. As stated on other occasions, the actual port is still functional and should be developed along those lines while other areas of the cay can easily be developed along residential and eco-resort project lines. There is absolutely no reason why Abaco cannot develop the area as a multi purpose, multi use facility. Sure, it is a big challenge, but it can be done. Whatever happened to the Bahamian brain? If we as a country, a community and a people are to survive we have to both understand and implement true sustainability rather than just talk about it.Concepts about local protected areas

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Central government provides money annually to Junkanoo groups to allow them to begin the process of making costumes. This year each adult group received $2000. Administrator Cephas Cooper, far right, gave the money out on November 21 for the Junkanoo parade scheduled for Abaco in February. Shown here are Mr. William “Tony” Davis, Ronnie Ferguson, Spring City; Ricky Brown, Murphy Town; Kurt Thompson, Sr., Dundas Town; Bito Russell, Treasure Cay; Euriel Delancy, Spring City; Noel St. Claude, Treasure Cay; and Mr. Cooper. Participating primary and high schools will receive $500 each. By Jennifer Hudson An American Express Customer Service Training Seminar was held on November 13 at the Abaco Beach Resort. Approximately 75 persons attended this seminar which was arranged by the Bahamas Hotel Association in Nassau and hosted by the Abaco Beach Resort. The largest contingent of participants was from the Abaco Beach Resort with a good number also present from Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Guana Cay. The Abaco Chamber of Commerce sponsored persons from different areas of business both from the mainland and the cays and a small contingent participated from the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. “This seminar was a real eye opener and very much needed,” stated Mrs. Kevie Thomas, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Abaco Beach Resort who was one of the 30 participants from that hotel. The facilitator, who was from Johnson and Wales University, Florida, opened the session by playing some lively music which he used to get everyone moving to loosen up and in a receptive mood with minds open to absorb all he had to say. He showed a motivational film showing how, if one shows that he is happy at his job, people will come from all over to be served by that person. “If you don’t feel good, then don’t be at work,” he advised as it will rub off on the customers. After an excellent motivational talk, the participants were split into four groups to work on skits to illustrate various scenarios which are encountered when working in the customer service sector such as situations with customers being ignored, helping those who are having a bad day and the pitfall of not listening to a customer properly. The facilitator gave good advice on how to deal with one’s own problems as they cannot be allowed to overtake on the job. This was a very lively and interactive seminar and the participants left feeling very excited, good about themselves and very motivated. Kevie Thomas was pleased that the Abaco Beach Resort had made this very worthwhile seminar possible and said that they would be open to doing it twice a year. About 75 person attended an American Express Customer Service Training Seminar held at the Abaco Beach Resort on November 13. The seminar showed the participants how to give better service and presented the concepts in such a way that it was an enjoyable experience. The seminar was organized by the Bahamas Hotel Association. The two main presenters at the Customer Service seminiar were Sharmine Johnson, Manager of the Northern Bahamas with the Bahamas Hotel Association, and Jaimie Shalliand, Facilatator with Johnson and Wales University.Motivational seminar stressed service Junkanoo groups receive “seed” money1. Waste delivered to the landfill should be separated into the following categories: A. Household Waste: Waste generated in the home & kitchen including cardboard boxes and other food items; B. Bulky Waste: Large items such as refrigerators, stoves, water-heat ers, tanks, microwaves, air conditioners, washers, dryers, etc; C. Construction & Demolition Waste: Metal, steel, concrete and other building material, furniture, beds & mattresses, etc; D. Pallets: Wooden pallets & tree stumps; E. Wood Waste: All tree trimmings, yard and garden waste; F. Tires: Truck & Car Tires; G. Household and Commercial Hazardous Waste: Used oils, batteries, paint, etc; 2. Only HOUSEHOLD WASTE will be accepted directly in the large waste cell. 3. All other waste should be placed in designated areas of the site. 4. ALL WASTE BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE DISPOSAL SITE MUST BE COVERED TO AVOID WIND BLOWN DEBRIS ALONG THE ROADSIDE Sanitary Land Þ ll PUBLIC NOTICEThe Great Abaco Sanitary Landfill Site located near Snake Cay is now open and operational. The public is hereby advised that the following methods of disposal should be immediately adhered to:Sanitary Land Þ ll FeesGreat Abaco Regional Sanitary Land Þ llTipping Fees will be announced soon. Persons and companies wishing to be billed monthly should contact the Department of Environmental Health Services to establish a credit account. Small residential loads, generally less than a pick-up truck load, will be accepted without fees. Procedures for small loads will be announced. Central Abaco District Council & Department of Environmental Health Services Marsh Harbour Abaco Bahamas November 17, 2008

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 ABACO EXPRESSYOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco 2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450Rich’s Boat RentalsAbaco’s Best Rental FleetAt the Head of the HarbourRental Rates March, April, May Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Boat $170 $475 $790 26’ Boat $250 $650 $1200 Rental Rate June, July Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Boat $170 $475 $790 26’ Boat $250 $700 $1300 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour The funeral service for Innocent Isma, 50, of The Mud was held at the International Mission Church in Marsh Harbour on November 23rd. Pastor St. Louis Celiner officiated assisted by Pastor Renald Licane and Vicner Denoyer. Interment was in Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Rosilia Joseph Isma; sons, Yvener, Innocent Jr. and Roger Isma; daughter Chantil Isma; brothers Elisema and Apredieu Isma; sister Rezilia Isma; sisters-in-law Andreuse, Vilsianna Joseph and Mme Ervilien Thervil; brothers-in-law Vilsaint and Gerard Joseph; nephews Onal Dawson, Kevins Juste, Adline Juste, Sony, Marcial, Marlene and Judit Thervil, Bernard and Magaly Ulysse and Fenelon Joseph; and many other relatives and friends.Treasure Cay Resort is taking a fresh approach to Bahamian billfish tournaments hoping that the changes will entice anglers to fish in the 26th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament in June 2009. The resort plans to continue their modified release tournament offering four days of fishing, social parties, dinners and fun competitions. But this year for the first time the Resort announces its first-ever guaranteed cash payout, ranging from $10,000 for a minimum of ten boats and up to $50,000 for participation of 50 boats. In addition, tournament boats will receive a two percent fuel discount. This tournament is open to the public and consists of multiple awards for billfish, plus awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Release point standings are verified by the participant’s own digital or video camera with an image that can verify the time and date the photo was taken. New for 2009, those who enter by February 28, 2009, will be rewarded with three days free dockage (up to 60 foot) or three nights in a standard room (upgradable to deluxe or other room types) before or after the tournament. Elective participation will be provided for the fun fish division of tuna, dolphin and wahoo, rewarding anglers with a payout that has rivaled top prizes of U.S. based tournaments. In addition to the cash prizes, winners receive beautiful trophies and have their name engraved in a statuesque Perpetual Trophy showcased in the resort’s Spinnaker Restaurant. A special presentation will be made to Top Lady Angler and Top Junior Angler. Jim Brown, Tournament Director, “Recognizing the tough economy and its impact on the Bahamian fishing tournaments, The Bahamian government has relaxed its fishing regulations to encourage visitors to continue fishing. Anglers from the U.S. are important to the Bahamian economy. Their continuance of the sport supports the U.S. marine industry and economy as well.” The tournament raises funds for the Treasure Cay Primary School and has contributed to Treasure Cay fire rescue equipment, marine rescue efforts and several billfish conservation organizations. Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina will also be hosting two legs of the Bahamas Billfish Champaionship in May and June. These innovative ideas are to entince anglers to Abaco. The number of boats coming for the fishing tournaments last spring was down quite badly so the resort is working hard to make the area appealing for the upcoming season. Treasure Cay Resort is enticing anglers to come Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info Obituaries of Family and Friends

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Bluff House 30 rm 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Ward’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 D’s Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Dec 08 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND • Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point Abaco’s cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing College Fair From Page 5 lege education for their children even if it meant forgoing other things. They are very much hoping to be able expand their international student membership by attracting students from Abaco. The students appeared excited at the opportunity to explore college choices, speak with the representatives, ask any questions they may have had and gather up brochures and other information to go over in more detail later to assist them in making one of the most important decisions of their young lives. By Julian Lockhart As most Americans are adjusting the sharing of their disposable income due to this financial crisis, many of them had no choice but to decrease or even eliminate their spending on things they consider luxury items. One of these deemed a luxury item drastically affects the economy of the Bahamas as a number of Americans have stopped traveling. Tourism is the number one industry in the Bahamas and 75 percent of all income is either derived directly or indirectly from tourism. President and Managing Director of Kerzner International Bahamas, George Markantonis said, “We’re seeing this as having a much more far reaching impact than 9/11 in 2001.” The hotel has even gone so far as to put off marketing efforts as they believe that the market doesn’t indicate a short term recovery and this decline in travel can go on for the next 12 to 18 months. Many Bahamian financial advisors are warning Bahamians to brace themselves for a continuing decline in the tourism industry as many visitors are more concerned with building cash reserves in case of job loss than in planning a vacation, especially to such an expensive destination. Atlantis, the second largest employer in the Bahamas next to the government, recently lay off 1,000 workers and is considering more layoffs in the near future. BahaMar also has had massive layoffs and is considering farther employee terminations. Both resorts have seen drastic reduction in guests and have seen their numbers drop to 30 percent occupancy late in 2008. Thus, hotel workers on the whole are experiencing a major loss in income, as most of them are on two or three day work weeks. Even though Abaco’s tourism product depends more on second homeowners and winter tourists, the effect of the financial crisis is being felt in the local economy as well. Some workers are on two and three day work weeks and the restaurants have too many empty chairs. Even the wealthy who inhabit Abaco will find it difficult to take two and three week vacations as they face the loss of a third to half of their investment portfolio. With the market not having any promise of settling anytime soon, these millionaires are even finding it hard to travel. The real estate companies are feeling the pinch as the excess income of a number of foreigners has dried up considerably and buying luxuries such as second homes in the Bahamas is not one of their priorities. Abaco’s real estate market most likely will not get as drastic as that in Florida, but prices that have skyrocketed over the last couple of years could balance out and even drop a bit as the demand falters. This will more than affect gated communities like Baker’s Bay, Orchid Bay and Winding Bay, which depend on foreigners wanting second homes in the Bahamas. A number of the new developments named by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham earlier in 2008 will either be shelved, scaled back or cancelled all together as investors just cannot get the necessary funding to move forward. It is still too early to fully see how this financial crisis will affect Abaco because this is the time of the year when tourism starts to pick up and winter visitors start to flock in. However, a number of resorts are seeing a decline in numbers for the holidays. If there are no guests in house, then the restaurants are empty, the charter companies don’t have any patrons, rental cars stay parked and thus the shops in town don’t make any money because those who work in tourism can’t afford to shop. While it does seem to be a grim future for those employed in the tourism industry, many efforts are being made to encourage visitors to choose The Bahamas and Abaco as their vacation destination of choice, even in this financial crisis. Some airlines are in the process of decreasing flight costs and should be able to do even more because of the declining oil prices to accommodate more potential visitors who may not have initially had the finances available to cover all costs of a vacation. Hotels need to join in on these price purges by lowering their room rates or offering packages and thus enticing new visitors to the shores of the Bahamas and allowing people to travel through these financial difficulties. Maybe the Ministry of Tourism needs to add a new slogan: “Don’t let the stress of the financial crisis kill you, come take your stress out in The Bahamas!”Ads inThe Abaconian Bring ResultsComments on the state of the economy

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 • Scheduled service discontinued until Nov 1, 2008 Avaialable for charter service Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 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 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 pm Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 pm Same day fare • Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, • • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 freeGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16 • Ten minute rideGreen T Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 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 5New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) • Round trip $15 • Extra to some G T Cay docks Abaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure 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, G roup tours 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-O-War Dive Shop .......................................................365-6013 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 & A Cart Rentals..............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ...............365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes .................365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ......................354-5175 Man-O-War 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 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 Man-O-War David Albury .......365-6059Bone Þ sh GuidesCrossing Rocks Tony Russell .......366-3259 Cherokee 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 McIntosh ..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 Visitors’ GuideRestaurants • Services • TransportationRestaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158 Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444 Gino’s .................................$ .............367-2002 Golden Grouper ..............$ .............367-2301 Hummingbird ....................$$ .............367-2922 Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444 Jamie’s Place .....................$ .............367-2880 Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... ...367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366 Pop’s Place ........................$ .....+ .....367-3796 Poppa Georgio’s ................$ Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460 Snack Shack .....................$ .....+ .....367-4005 Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278 Subway ..............................................367-2798 Wallys ............................$$$ .............367-2074 Dundas Town Mother Merle’s .................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge ............... $$ .............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+ .....366-0423 Sea Spray ......................$$ .....‡ .....366-0065 Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s.........................................366-3139 Man-O-War Hibiscus ..........................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar .....................365-6501 Guana Cay Docksiders .....................$$$ .............365-5230 Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133 Nippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143 Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe .................$ Coconuts .............................. Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight ...............$ ............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............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 McIntosh’s Restaurant ....$$ .............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066 Sundowners .......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Sandy Point Nancy’s ................................ Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119 Rickmon Bone Þ sh Lodge ...................366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 6 Jun 08 Emergency ServicesPolice 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-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 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 ................................ Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com 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 ..10.......F ......365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina 150 ......F ......365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina ...26.......F ......365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina 183.......F ......367-2736 Conch Inn ...................75.......F .....367-4000 Harbour View Marina .36.......F .....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina 52 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 ......365-5175Boats 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 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266 American Eagle Miami ......................................367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095 BaerAir Melbourne/Treasure Cay ................321-453-2605 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415 Craig Air Service Jacksonville, Datona ........904-641-0300 Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. (closed 18 Jul 08) Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air ..............................................................367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450 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 Murphy Town 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 Great Cistern .........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City .............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ...........................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .....................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ...................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks .................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point .......................................................$135 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each Jib Room ................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center .........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock .......................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ...................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle 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 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4 Moxy ......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm .................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ...........................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood ...........................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour .......................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ..............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town ...............................................................$70 + $5 Crown Haven .........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport .........................................$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 Bone Þ sh Marles ..................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey ................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10 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 Working boatyards ...........................................Man-O-War 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-O-War Cay • Casuarina Point • Bahama Palm Shore • Sandy Point & more H Cafe Open Nights Only 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-O-War or Guana Cay • Its an adventure Area code 242 unless noted otherwise* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes Ferry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted 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

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 16, NUMBER 23 DECEMBER 1st, 2008By Mirella Santillo The Bahamas National Geographic Information System held its second user conference at the Abaco Beach Resort Hotel from November 19 to 21. One of the highlights of the conference was a competition held among three local schools, S.C. Bootle High School, Moore’s Island All Age School and Abaco Central High School, that were given the assignment to determinate the best location for an Activity Center in their area using the Geographic Information System’s hardware and software to support the gathering, management, manipulation, analysis, modeling and display of the data they accumulated. After the formalities of the first day’s opening ceremony, students from each school made their presentations which was judged by a panel of six. Each group made three maps which included their area of study, their settlement and of the island of Abaco. Kentray Marsh, Giovani Poitiers and Charo Williams, tenth graders of S.C. Bootle were the first to explain how and why they had chosen a particular location in Cooper’s Town for their Dolphin Center, a 3000-square-foot building which was to be a multiplex activity center for art, Schools competed in GIS project Students planned best location for an activity centerStudents of Abaco Central High School shown here won a competition to locate an activity center in their area using GIS equipme nt and software. They had to take readings throughout their area, enter the data in the computer, consider many local conditions a nd come up with a suggested location. The other two schools competing were S.C. Bootle High School and Moore’s Island All Age School. This project was begun in September when a member of the BNGIS team introduced the project to the three schools. Closed Nassau grouper season begins December 1The season for Nassau Grouper will close throughout The Bahamas on December 1 and continue through February 28. No one can land, process or sell and fish for Nassau grouper during this time. The reason for this closed season is to allow the grouper to spawn successfully. The grouper congregate yearly in large numbers during the full moon periods. Overfishing of Nassau grouper has reduced their numbers throughout the Caribbean. The Bahamas is one of the few places where stocks support a healthy industry. However, research is showing the even in this country the stocks are showing signs of a decline. Nassau groupers spend most of the year living on their own, but in the winter they swim hundreds of miles and group together by the thousands in order to spawn during the full moon periods. Other countries are also now protecting ECC students ride horses for therapy North Abaco public park is taking shapeA large well equipped beach front park for all the residents of North Abaco is being constructed. A large gazebo shown on the right along with nine cabanas will accommodate large groups for a variety of occasions. A large parking lot is already paved and a bathroom building is under construction. Each elected Member of Parliament was allocated $100,000 last year to spend within his district. The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco, put his entire amount into this project that will be a gathering spot for all his constituents. A few of the students of Every Child Counts go to Winding Bay weekly for riding and for stable duties. The staff at the school finds that contact with the horses relaxes some of the autistic students and those with cerebral palsy. They can see inprovement in their ability to concentrate. Shown here are Vincent Major, Winding Bay attendant Jean Phillipe Marc Sonny, Myron Sawyer, Eric Sawyer and James Major. This horseback program has been ongoing for three years. See story on page 17. Please see GIS Page 2 Please see Grouper Page 10 Upcoming holiday events Toys for Tots Fun Day with Santa, games Dec. 6, 11am to 6pmTree Lighting Ceremony Murphy Town December 9 Tree Lighting Ceremony Dundas Town December 10Cay Events Treasure Cay A Christmas Offering Dec 10 at 7 pmCancer Society’s Art Show Mangoes December 12 Christmas Festival across from BEC of Þ ce December 13 Santa, Defence Force Band, Games, Crafts, Food Boat Parade Marsh Harbour Marina December 19, 7 pm

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Rhiannon Thomas Phone 365-5003 Giselle McIntosh Phone 365-4655 Kristin Williams Phone 367-0080 Maria Silvester, BRI Phone 367-0080 Junior Mernard Phone 366-0361 Nikhil Shah Phone 367-0080 P h : 2 4 2 3 6 7 0 0 8 0 Ph: 242-367-0080 Fax: 242-367-0081email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.comAisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas1 Dec 08Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready for building. 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 community 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 1/1 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 oceanfront 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.Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI Phone 367-0080Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000, Beach lots starting at $599,000 Interior lots starting at $125,000 Call for details Hope Town Conch Quest 2/1 beach cottage just south of Sea Spray Resort. Reduced to $650,000 Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+ feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE $499,900 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 11 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 A i s l e o f P a l m R e a l t y . c o m Aisle of Palm Realty.com LIGHTING SHOWROOM NOW OPENJ M J ELECTRICLIGHTING & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIESPh 367-5145 CEILING FANS • EXHAUST FANS CHANDELIERS • TRACK LIGHTS EXIT LIGHTS • EMERGENCY LIGHTS PIPE AND FITTINGS • WIRE BREAKERS • PANELS • FUSES CONTACTORS • RELAYS STANDBY SYSTEMSFax 367-5144 • US Ph. 561-283-3744 Don MacKay Boulevard • Marsh Harbour Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pm The Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food Fairsports, studies and school activities, also serving as a hurricane shelter. They determined flooding areas, proximity to the main road, parking facilities and distance from the shore to insure protection from winds and flooding using GIS software. They were accompanied by their geography teacher, Ms. Sabrina Russell. Geleece Gaitor, Santrecia Hield and Temika Davis came from Moore’s Island with their Principal, Ms. Ruthamae Rolle, to explain how they used the GIS to find the proper location for their Paradise Activity Center. They enumerated some of the data they gathered to create their map, such as a path from the main road to a blue hole, the airport and used the GPS to mark the variGIS From Page 1Students gain great experience with GIS projectous sites that they judged important such as police station, public docks and public parks. They discovered an illegal dumping site near the school that they decided to incorporate in their project by removing the garbage, planting it and fencing the area to make it safe for small children. They reviewed the location of existing utility poles since they wanted the center away from the highway for security reason. The proposed 12,000-square-feet center would include a basketball court, skating rink doubling as a dance floor, computer lab, library, outdoor swimming pool, a jungle gym for the younger kids and a cafeteria. Located between the two settlements, they thought the center would create more activities for the residents and would be a safer place for parents to send their children. A nearby campsite and nature trail would cater to eco-tourists. Lastly Abaco Central High School took the stand after displaying a cardboard model of their proposed center. Mr. Nigel London, geography and science teacher and the mentor for the project, was in the room giving his mental support. Raphael St. Hill and Kenward Bethel were the This team from Moore’s Island All Age School came in second in the competition that the Bahamas National Geographic Information System sponsored. The competiton taught the students how to collect data, locating structures and geographic al information to put on their topographic maps. Then they had to use a special computer program to manipulate the information. A special cake marked the second anniversary of the BNGIS program. One student from each of the three schools represented cut the cake and served it to the guest speaker and others at the head table of the seminar. Shown are Dr. Leon Higgs, Director of Higher Education; Mr. John Schaeffer, Engineer with Works; Geleece Gaitor representing Moore’s Island; Kenword Bethel representing Abaco Central High School, Letika Williams representing S.C. Bootle High School; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Ms. Carolann Albury, Director, BNGIS; and Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Education Superintendent. Please see GIS Page 16

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 North Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellCay Events Christmas OfferingThe Cay Events Committee in Treasure Cay was formed five years ago to bring wholesome entertainment into the community. The committee showcase talents that are local and international in the winter season. This Christmas a special invitation is extended to the residents to join the Cay Events Committee for A Christmas Offering . The venue for this event is at the Treasure Cay Community Center and will be on December 10 at 7 p.m.. The funds raised at the Christmas offering will be used to improve the appearance of the community center. The committee is looking forward to having you joined them for a fun filled evening.Treasure Cay is Developing If you travel through the community of Treasure Cay, you will notice that there is a lot of development with the construction of new businesses and residences. The recent projects in the Treasure Cay area includes the Pineapple Point Resort, the Cottages and the Mariposa Development at the Sand Banks Landing. The Pineapple Point Resort has completed two of their units and two more are North Abaco News under construction. The beautiful pineapple-yellow-painted buildings are pleasant to the eye. Work continues daily at the site and owners will soon be able to host viewing for sales. It is anticipated that all units will be completed by mid-year 2009. Mariposa at Sand Bank Landing and Sea Biscuit Marina are currently in the early development stage of Phase I. Property for the first phase will be available for sale in 2009. Phrase I will include an 88-slip marina with a controlling depth of 12 feet that can accommodate vessels up to 150 feet, a 20-room Marina Inn Hotel, nine town homes, 57 condominiums, nine ocean estates, 23 marina front estate lots, 13 beach front lots and a beach and tennis club. The Cottages has also been completed and are now ready for viewing. The Cottages is a condo development located on the beautiful beach shores of Treasure Cay near Treasure Cay Top Sider Property. There is a total of 21 units and the surrounding grounds are beautifully landscaped. The condos are ready for buyers to move in. There is a lot of other residential construction underway. Both local and second homeowners are constructing new homes and renovating existing homes. It is clear that the community of Treasure Cay is growing and residents ought to prepare their selves for the increase. The growth is expected to create jobs and bring much prosperity to the area. Will this be the start of a new economic boom or will the prosperity that is anticipated be dampened by the current economics times we are living in. We will all have to wait to see what the future will bring but owners of the projects are optimistic about the future.North Abaco Youth Community Marching BandWe were fortunate to have a few of our young people from North Abaco join the Royal Bahamas Police Force and become full fledged officers and reserves. Out of that group is Const. Demario McIntosh, who is seeking to give back to the community and ensure that our youths are steered in the right direction. He is seeking to provide wholesome activities that will provide another option for the youths of North Abaco. The police are seeking to bring the community marching band to North Abaco. Initial work has already began to get the band started. The committee is inviting young men and ladies to be a part of this exciting move. If you have zest for music and would like to join the community marching band, you can obtain more information by contacting Const. McIntosh or visiting the CooperÂ’s Town Police Station.ZNS celebrates 18th anniversaryDuring the week of November 3rd to 8th, the staff of ZNS News Night 13 Northern Bahamas graced the island of Abaco with their presence as part of their 18th Anniversary celebrations. They broadcast local news from this island and were hosted at the Treasure Cay Resort for their first three nights where they broadcast live. They featured the Treasure Cay Primary and Sherlin Bootle schools in North Abaco along with the emergency services center. They were treated a dinner party reception at the Bahama Beach Club and enjoyed the warm hospitality that they received throughout the island.Fish Fries With limited activities in North Abaco, a special invitation is extended to the public to enjoy the fish fries. These are held on Wednesday nights at LouiseÂ’s Restaurant & Bar in Fire Road and at the Regatta Village at the Ferry Landing in Treasure Cay. On Sunday nights the North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race Committee hosts an evening of fun and socializing at the Ferry Landing site. Fish fries begin weekly at 7 p.m. The atmosphere is kept clean so that the entire family can enjoy the festivities. Persons can enjoy a variety of meals from a number of vendors. Friends holds Plant Fair in North AbacoFriends of the Environment held a Plant Fair for the residents of North Abaco at the S.C. Bootle High School recently. Various presenters told the gathering about the advantages of growing native plants and trees in general around their homes. Special tips were given in regard to plant care, pruning and mulching. Each person attending was given a free native plant. Some of those plants including yellow elder, almond and Please see North Page 6 The new officers of the PTA of S.C. Bootle High School are working to improve the school. They are Arlene Cornish, Treasurer; Freddie McIntosh, Assisant. Chaplain; Myrtis Russell, Public Relations Officer; Nurse Charmaine Cornish, Secretary; Selva Sawyer, Vice-President; Rosie Forbes, Assistant Treasurer; Coretta McIntosh, Chaplain; and Sylvia Poitier, President.

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Broker Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder (242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax“ NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and ”stuff.” EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Prestigious Canal Front Development offering Carriage House units in blocks of four plus indivisual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat slips as well as golf cart or car garages. Prices start at $680,000 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS WITH DOCKS! “Pineaple Point Resort” Luxury gated community Treasure Cay’s newest waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability of private boat slips. Pre-construction price starting at $529,000 net (plus closing costs). MUST SEE! Great investment opportunity and a great location in Treasure Cay! 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 individual luxury units Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES On-site pool and tennis, newly completed luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 baths plus loft bedroom/ den Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with ocean front patio First floor open concept living / dining/ kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all ocean views with patio/ balcony Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing 6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Unit #3 4 bed/ 3½ bath fully furnished Town House with garage and boat slip with 20’ beam. Located at Palm Bay Development 2,000 +/sq. ft. $907,500 Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128’ water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment Price $474,000 MARINER’S COVE Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated pool, office, laundry Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished, never rented, extra feathures. MUST SEE FGS $295,000 Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good rental potential $220,150 FGS Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing MARINA VIEW VILLA Recently completed delightful villa with great marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2 bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq. ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to appreciate. FGS $499,000 TEASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. Good rental investment EXC. $514,250 FGS ROYAL PALM Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good rental income EXC $526,350 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented. EXC $655,950 FGS TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip EXC. $468,000 FGS SAND DOLLAR Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath, fully furnished. $640,000 FGS ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished, beach front, with good rental potential. Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5% SANDPIPER BEACH “Lacey Daze” Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath, fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic ocean views and direct beach access from every room but one via decks and patios. The main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder room, double garage and u tility/workshop area. Included with its own entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own deck.Many features. MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS GALLEON BAY ESTATES “Gramling House” newly built, 2 storey home located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45’ dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered open boat/ car storage MUST SELL VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000 “Fish Tales” unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath home on 2 full lots, 180’ waterfront with 118’ serviced dock, deep water, great for larger boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5% LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on the beach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing “Surf Shack” This CBS totally renovated twostorey luxury modern home is located on a large corner lat in the prestigious area of Lee ward Beach and Sunrise Point. Both levels include 4 bed / 3 1/2 bath plus above ground pool with wrap around deck. many, many more features, i.e. hurricane shutters and generator. “A definite must see!” $1,403,600 EXC WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Dream Point” Special CBS split level home located on a corner lot near “The Point” with two choices of direct beach access. Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split level there is the main entry into a large open living/dining area, modern well equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around partially covered deck overlook ing the garden. Ground level has an extra large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. EXC. $996,300 FGS ROCK POINT “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-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • 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 ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing • FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price • MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer’s closingTreasure Cay has one of the world’s best Beaches Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com SOLD SOLD

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 More North Abaco News buttonwood were donated to the school toward their 1,000 tree planting program. School NewsSherlin Bootle hosted parent and student forumThe staff of S.C. Bootle High School held a meeting with parents and students of grade 12 to update parents on events during this final year the students will be in high school. Science teacher Simone Baptiste gave a Power Point presentation on proper study skills and habits. Guidance Officer Rashida Murray explained the new parenting initiative. Home Room teacher Altenese Cartwright briefed parents on graduation requirements and plans. VariPlease see North Page 7 North From Page 4 ous subject teachers talked about BGCSE course work and examination requirements. Scholarships and future employment opportunities were also discussed. Newly elected PTA president, Mrs. Sylvia Poitier, also addressed the gatheringWelcome backThe Sherlin Bootle family lost its Guidance Councilor during the last school year; however, this year the school received a new Councilor, Ms. Rashida Murray who reported to work in September. She is a native who hails from Treasure Cay and is a former student of S.C. Bootle. Ms. Murray is grateful for the opportunity to give back to her community and is looking forward to working with the students who have been entrusted to her care. New PTA Board Elected Sherlin Bootle High school held its first PTA Meeting on September 23rd at the school. Achievements from last year were reviewed and expectations for this year were discussed. The Royal Bahamas Defense Force introduced its Rangers Program to the parents. Elections for a new PTA Board took place as outgoing President, Clayton McIntosh was presented with an appreciation plaque for his four years of service. The newly elected PTA Board members are Arlene Cornish, Treasurer; Freddie McIntosh, Asst. Chaplain; Myrtis Russell, Public Relations Officer; Nurse Charmaine Cornish, Secretary; Selva Sawyer, Vice-President; Rosie Forbes, Assistant Treasurer; Coretta McIntosh , Chaplain; and Sylvia Poitier, President. Job Interviews The business teacher at the Sherlin Bootle High School in an effort to prepare the students for life after high school staged a series of job interviews to provide exposure to what will be expected of them when they are interviewed. The students dressed for the occasion. Leading up to the interview students were required to submit job applications along with the required supporting documents and prepared a resume. These interviewers included Principal Huel Moss, Rev. Stafford Symonette, Mr. Kenneth Romer and Ms. C. Cornish. The students were well poised and showed professionalism as they were interviewed.Computer Classes for Teachers The Organization of American States in conjunction with the Ministry of Education has sponsored a computer course for teachers. The staff of S. C. Bootle High took full advantage of this opportunity. On October 11th the teachers were involved in the first session which lasted for five hours, with 35 hours remaining to complete the course. These sessions will continue Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Mr. Kevin Hepburn, Senior Master, is the instructor. The teachers were very enthusiastic about the course.Elections at S. C. Bootle High Students at S.C. Bootle High School elected Head Boy and Head Girl for the 2008-2009 school year. Students were equipped with their voterÂ’s card as they went to the various polling booths to cast their votes. Upon completion, their ballots were placed in the ballot boxes and their fingers dipped in ink to confirm their voting. The students enjoyed the process and also the fact that they were able to be involved in electing the persons they wish to represent them and their school. At the end of the day Johnell Forbes emerged as Head Girl and Elaine Fenelus as Deputy Head Girl and Anthony Young as Head Boy. Ministry of Tourism visits The students of Grade 9 at the S.C. Bootle High School met with Tourism Officials who enlightened them on various aspects of tourism. The purpose of the exercise was to allow the students to be better able to answer questions for their Social Studies Course Work which is a component of the BJC examination for Social Studies. Ms. Dushinka Roberts and Ms. Millie Dawkins gave the students an in-depth look at the different aspects of tourism. The students left with a better idea about their course work as it relates to tourism. Students at S.C. Bootle High School learned a great deal about how elections are held when they elected their own Head Boy and Head Girl. They had to show their voterÂ’s card and when finished voting their ballots went into the ballot boxes. They even sported inked fingers to show that they had voted to preclude someone voting twice.

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax: 242-367-3233 Cell: 242-458-2446 US: 954-586-7603 Sea Star Building Marsh Harbour Perry Thomas Owner and AgentOsbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experiencePerry 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 Þ nd an apartment to rent. We can help. Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 210’ water frontage, 80’ dock, 6’ low water, 9,000 lb. boat lift. Cypress ceiling and interior walls, laundry room, single car garage, carport, 15 KW backup generator. $1.695 million Triplex #504 , one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top floor and 2 Twobedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor, property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600 Turtle Rocks #525 beautifully built 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath on over 27,000 sq. ft of property REDUCED 201,600 Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to go with all the necessary equipment 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. Visit our other Þ ne properties at: www.adlerrealtyabaco.comThree bedroom, two bathroom home , #500 fully furnished, central air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED $148,400 Murphy Town #517 beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath 900 sq. ft home built on 10,000 sq. ft. of property, fenced in, beautiful landscaping $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 $650,000 Turtle Rocks Lot #519 $40,700 Lot on Treasure Cay Golf Course $99,000 Lot on Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay $275,000 Duplex, 2 1-bed, 1-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town $140,000Great 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 grossFor sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11, 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 grossFor 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 Yellowwood Property 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 1 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, 1 at $48,730, 1 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 Tina Wells Sales Agent Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas More North Abaco News Please see North Page 8 North From Page 6Winding Bay Initiative In an effort to help young Abaconians acquire knowledge about their personal development and gain skills essential for the job market, the Abaco Club on Winding Bay is extending its expertise to high schools on the island. Facilitating this pilot program with the school is Mr. Whitney J. Bain III, Learning and Quality Manager at The Abaco Club. The sessions take place every two weeks for two hours each time. At S.C. Bootle High there are three focus groups which gain valuable information from these sessions. The first group is made of approximately 30 boys Boys and Gentlemen’s Club; the second group consists of a mixed gender 11th grade class; and the third group is an all boys 7th grade class. It is the aim of the program to focus on three very important areas: personal development plan, communications and critical thinking/implementation. The program will extend basically throughout the entire school year. There are high expectations in regards to what this program will produce as it assists our students in realizing their true potential, becoming aware of their strengths and weaknesses and then using that knowledge to improve their lives and communities.Royal Bahamas Defense Force RangersThe Royal Bahamas Defense Force established a branch of their youth program, the Rangers, at S.C. Bootle High School recently. As many as 20 students are enrolled in the program, which sets out to familiarize students who are seriously considering a career in the Defense Force when they graduate high school. The students will go through a rigorous training and discipline program culminating in a grand graduation ceremony. Meeting held for parents of Grade Nine Ms. Simone Baptiste, Science Teacher, made a PowerPoint presentation to the parents and students of grade-9 during a recent grade-level meeting at S.C. Bootle High School. She briefed parents on good study habits and homework strategies; which included topics such as exercise, diet, best time of day or night to study, study environment, and, of course, parental involvement. The meeting was held to update parents on the status of their children on BJC preparedness and other matters of concern. Primary School Volleyball TournamentThe Treasure Cay Primary School park was filled with action on November 14th as the Treasure Cay Primary, Amy Roberts Primary and the Fox Town Primary schools participated in a volleyball tournament. Throughout The Bahamas both government and private schools are focusing on volleyball. The school competed in upper primary games between the boys and girls. At the end of the tournament the boys of Treasure Cay Primary emerged as the winners in their division and the girls of Amy Roberts won their division. Congratulations to both schools on their wins.Spanish ClassesLa Clinica Espanola will be offering Spanish classes for adults beginning in January, 2009. The course lecturer, Mrs. Mahalia Levarity, is now accepting applications from interested persons. The course will help those taking the course to learn basic Spanish, giving them the opportunity to converse fluently in the language. The beginners’ phrase of the course will last for six weeks. Material and resources are provided by the class host and are included in the course fee at no extra cost. Following the beginners’ level, there will be a intermediate and advanced level courses. Persons will meet twice a week for classes. A special appeal is made to persons in the tourism industry to take advantage of the classes so that they can better accommodate their clientele. For further information please contact Mrs. Levarity at 365-8292. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is working with students of S.C. Bootle High School to develop their skills for the job market. Mr. Whitney J. Bain III spends time each week working with three groups to help them learn to communicate and think critically.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie Pinder Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed / 2 bath upstairs unit , fully furnished, security, swimming pool. Only $312,000 EXCLUSIVE Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed / 2 bath, downstairs unit, overlooking Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts. $320,000 EXCLUSIVE B & D Building, Downtown, across from Commonwealth Bank, 1800 sq. ft. upstairs / 1800 sq. ft. downstairs. EXCLUSIVE Call from info. Bahama Palm Shores Block 7 Section II $45,000 SOLD High Rock 2 acres on the sea. Call for info HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubber’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE15 May 2008 High Rock 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, central air, 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $750,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial property downtown Marsh Harbour, approx 2.5 acres $2.5 million EXCLUSIVE Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Call for Info EXCLUSIVE Bahama Palm Shores Section I Lot 100’ x 150’ Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE Eves of Nassau, Cable Beach condo, gated, private beach, designed grounds. $1.4 million SOLD For all your rental needs call Kim Sawyer 367-2655 / 367-3755OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-283-3781 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: • New! Stunning island hilltop furnished home with spectacular views of sea. 3 bed 3 bath.Ground floor guest apartment. Hot tub. Vehicle and golf cart. 1.9 million plus 7% to close. • New! On north end. Approx. 2 1/2 acres sea to sea with beach and dock. Secluded cottage with workshop/garage. Lush gardens. $1.5 million plus 7% to close. • New! Twin Palms. Newly built two story 3 bed 2 bath luxury townhouses on the Sea of Abaco. 1.295 million plus 7% closing costs each. • New! Secluded 3 bed 2 bath furnished home on Black Sound waterfront. Near beaches and the historic town of New Plymouth. $1.million plus 7% to close. • New! Recently constructed 3 bed 2 bath home set high on a bluff with outstanding water views. Custom kitchen cabinets built locally. $895,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! Three bed 3 bath furnished villa with dock set on waterfront of peaceful Inner White Sound.Excellent rental potential. $630,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! In Coco Bay just steps away from two gorgeous beaches 2 bed 1 bath furnished home with basement and spacious garage easily converted to guest house. $472,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! In White Sound, 2 master bed suites plus powder room furnished home. Excellent rental. 1/3 acre. Close to beaches & public dock & ramp. $399,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! Two story 3 bed 3 bath immaculate furnished house in historic New Plymouth. Close to waterfront.Many amenities.$635,000.00 plus 7% to close • New! Basically furnished two bed 1 bath home in center of historic New Plymouth. In excellent shape. $350,000.00 gross • New! Just a short walk to the beach. Near public dock. 3 bed 2 bath furnished home in established quiet Green Turtle Estates.$600,000.00 gross. • New! Waterfront lot on Sea of Abaco. High elevation. Deep water for dock. Stunning sunsets. 1/3 acre. $499,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! Inland lot in Green Turtle Estates. One block from beach. Near public dock.9,648 sq. ft. $100,000.00 plus 7% to close. • New! Inland lot near Black Sound. Electricity accessible. 1/4 acre. B$66,000.00 gross. • New! Inland lot near Coco Bay Beach with view of water from as yet unbuilt two story house. Approx. 3,500 sq.ft. B$88,000.00 gross More North Abaco News Sign up today to become a part of an exciting experience as you learn another language.Christmas ProductionThe El Shaddai Christian Academy will present its first Christmas production with the theme A Tropical Christmas to Remember . The school will host its production on December 11th at the Treasure Cay Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. A special invitation is extended to the public to join us. See the children perform in dances, plays and recitals both in English and Spanish. Church NewsConference at the Church of GodThe Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town hosted a week of services that focused on the women. Women from the length of the island gathered to listen to messages of inspiration and hope from local and national speakers. The hearts of those attending were inspired, challenged and changed. The conference was a success and was very well attended.Revival Time donates playground for preschoolBishop Henry Wright and the members of Revival Time Pentecostal in Cooper’s Town donated a playground to the children enrolled at Success Kids Academy in Cooper’s Town. Construction of the playground is underway. No date has been set for the official dedication but Principal Delores McIntosh and her staff is very grateful for the play area. They extend a thank Please see North Page 9 North From Page 6 you to Bishop Wright and his congregation for their kind donationFull Gospel Assembly hosted conferenceUnder the theme God’s Grace the Women’s Ministry of Full Gospel Assembly hosted a women’s conference on October 2 through 5 at the church in Treasure Cay. On October 2 guest speaker was Rev. Yvette McIntosh of the Church of God in Cooper’s Town, who spoke on Grace to Suffering. The very powerful word that she delivered pierced the hearts of the audience as they were all forced to look into the mirror and see themselves for what they were. On Friday night Dr. Jennifer Deavaux of Nassau was the guest speaker. She gave the people a renewed faith to holdfast to the promises of God even in these difficult and trying times. On Saturday the organizers hosted a tea party and on Sunday Min. Charlene Paul delivered the Word.2nd Annual Tea Party The second annual tea party hosted by Full Gospel Assembly Women’s Ministry was held on October 4th. Due to inclement weather the venue was the Treasure Cay Community Center. The theme for this year was Tea, an International Ting . Organizers brought together countries from all over the world through teas. A large variety of Bahamian Bush teas, teas from Africa, Britain, South America and China were all featured. Entertainment was provided through music, dance and the highlight of the evening was a bag and shoe fashion show. There was also a I’m a Little Teapot competition. Models represented the various countries that teas originated in. The setting was beautiful and painted a memorable picture in the minds of the attendees who are already anxious to see what is in store for next year. Although the venue change was at the last minute, organizers did an excellent job in getting the place ready. Congratulations are extended to the Women’s Ministry of Full Gospel Assembly and their partners on their second annual tea party. Holy Fire Dance Conference As part of the 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration at Full Gospel Assembly, a dance conference was hosted. The conference was staged October 9th through the 12th. Various speakers spoke on topics such as the purpose and power of the dance, secular versus sacred and the body is a temple. The speakers were local and national. Also on the island to take part in the celebration was Miss Gospel Bahamas. On October 12th under the patronage of Rev, Stafford and Mother Lucy Symonette a grand concert was held that featured the troupe that had participated and dance groups from many churches on the island. The concert Parents of grade nine students at S.C. Bootle High School attended a meeting that gave them ideas on how to assist their children and how to help them develop good study habits. 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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-577-0339 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Featured PropertiesShop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com Rentals and Property Management AvailableNORTH ABACO #2075 2 bedroom 2 bath cottages, great income producing property. 3 units can be purchased individually starting at $125,000 or all units $350,000 TREASURE CAY #1434 “Colette’s Cottage” $200,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND #2250 Lots starting from $25,000 MARSH HARBOUR • #699 Triplex $425,000 • #2081 “Sunrise Bay” Lot #2. $250,000 • #698 2 bedroom/ 2 bath home in private loca tion, awesome view of Sea of Abaco and Hope Town light house. $650,000 YELLOW WOOD #759 corner lot $82,000, interior lot $71,000 “CASUARINA COTTAGE” #1873 2 bed 1 bath cottage on the canal. $200,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES • #1975 Lots starting from $25000 • #1795 2 bed 1 bath house with cottage, steps from the beach. Reduced from $295,000 Now $235,000 PINEHURST Lots available for $20,000 LONG ISLAND #1994 interior lot 75’ x 100’ $40,000 SOLD Sid’s Food StoreGroceries . Toiletries . SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area . Fresh Fruits & Vegetables . Frozen Meat . Dry and Canned Goods . Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICELocated Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 More North Abaco News Please see North Page 10 North From Page 8was memorable, inspiring and touching as many people committed their hearts to the Lord and received salvation as a result. The conference itself provided participants the opportunity to go behind the veil of worship through the dance and organizers have declared that the dance ministries on Abaco will never be the same.Outreach MinistryFirst Assembly of God has teamed with a number of evangelists to proclaim the Word of the Lord to the highways and byways. That team has begun hosting outreach services in the Marsh Harbour area at the church grounds. The first service was held about three weeks ago and Evangelist Lorenzo Coakley was the guest speaker. Since then another service was held and the team plans to host outreach services bimonthly. The next outreach service will be held on November 29th.Evangelistic ServicesMajestic Overcomers in Christ Ministry is also on the streets of Abaco conducting evangelism services of healing and deliverance. They are traveling near and far to proclaim the coming of the Lord is at hand. The Ministry is headed by Evangelist Rose Bethel of Grand Bahama. It is the desire of the Ministry to see lost souls come to Christ and people healed, delivered and set free by the power of God. The Full Gospel Assembly family and the Unity Baptist Church family, both of Treasure Cay, invite you to join them on December 7th at 7 p.m. at the Don Corbett basketball court for an evening of prayer and praise. This service is held monthly as a joint effort to reach lost souls in the community. Revival in Little AbacoThe churches in Little Abaco have united and formed a non-denominational union. They have put aside their denominational affiliations and have become one voice. They have begun revival services which will continue throughout the year. The revivals are held at various churches during a week that is set aside for that purpose. The organizers are hoping to bring all God’s children together to worship, to carry the gospel of Christ and to win souls for the kingdom.12th Annual General ConventionThe leaders and members of End Time Harvest Ministries celebrated its 12th Annual General Convention under the theme A Reason for Living . People gathered together with Bishop Tyrone Mills and first lady Doreen Mills to celebrate another milestone in their ministry. The ministry has proved the faithfulness of God. In conjunction with the convention a special service was held on November 16th to close out the convention. Deaconess Gwendolyn Bain and Mother Anna Russell were recognized for their faithfulness and commitment to the church since its inception. The Convention was held on November 10th to 16th. The National Chief Apostle Leon Wallace of Voice of Deliverance Ministries in Nassau was the guest speaker, and the congregation was blessed with solos and group selections by Amanda Sawyer and the youth choir of End Time Harvest, New Hope Ministries and others. This year’s convention has already been declared a success. Pastor is installed Revival Time Pentecostal Ministries was founded by Bishop Henry Wright many years ago. Since that time he has guided the believers at that ministry. On November 2nd an historic event took place and the baton of leadership was passed on. People gathered to witness the installation of the now Senior Pastor, Cedric Bullard. The special service was held at the church in Cooper’s Town. Many ministers from around the country were on hand to bring greetings and best wishes including the newly elected Christian Council President Pastor Edward Laroda. The installation service was officiated by Bishop Henry Wright and Rev. Burnell Pastor. Rev. Pastor has gained much experience throughout the years, having served in many capacities at the Church of God. Having heeded to Full Gospel Assembly of God of Treasure Cay organized its second annual Tea Party. Although planned to be held outdorrs, rain caused the event to be held in the Treasure Cay Community Center. The Tea Party showcased the countries where tea is produced. The highlight of the event was a fashion show.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 the call of God to return to Abaco, he does the work of the one who sent him to bring hope to the youths of this island. Pastor Bullard answered the call of God and is now prepared to take his ministry to another level by the grace of God. He stands strong and tall along with his family to reap souls for the kingdom of God. Holy Þ re and glory revivalPastor Edmond Hall, Pastor Trevor Wilson and Min. Mandell Curry came to Abaco on November 6th for a three-night revival at the Hubert Ingraham Park in Cooper’s Town. The men preached that holiness is still God’s standard. For three nights people heard what God is saying to his people. Souls were saved, hearts were revived and challenged and a new course was forged. The testimonies of the men brought hope and inspiration to the people of God for they clearly portrayed that God is still on time. The organizers were appreciative to the persons who were a part of the conference. Prophet Rolle revisits North AbacoOn his first trip here to preach the gospel Prophet Remington Rolle was 12 years old. On his most recent trip into Abaco he was 24 years and is still proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his Senior Pastor of Tennessee, Dr. Shauna Officer, held three nights of services in Little Abaco on November 2nd to 4th. They were hosted at the St, Thomas Baptist Church where the pastor is Pastor Ezekiel McIntosh and More North Abaco News at End Time Harvest where the pastor is Bishop Tyrone Mills. Prophet Rolle had just stopped by to display the goodness of God toward him over the last few years. He is still lifting up the name of Jesus and God is still using him mightily.Service of Thanksgiving Bishop Cedric Bullard and the members of Revival Time Pentecostal Church of God in Cooper’s Town will host a service of thanksgiving for their overseer, Bishop Henry Wright, on November 30th at 3 p.m. The church will be honoring Bishop and Mother Wright for their dedication and commitment to that church over the years. Bishop Wright is a founding member of that church and has served as senior pastor from the church’s inception. Recently he handed over the church leadership to the Senior Pastor, Bishop Cedric Bullard. The congregation is extending a warm welcome to the public to join them as they celebrate a man of loyalty, faithfulness and dedication.Ordination Service The Unity Baptist Family under the leadership of Senior Pastor Edward LaRoda will induct Pastor Elvene Sawyer into its ministry as a senior pastor on November 23rd. The service will be held at the church at 6 p.m. The induction is significant as it merges togther the congregation of Exalted Word Ministry and the Unity Baptist family. The communities of North Abaco congratulate the Unity Baptist family on the installation of Pastor Sawyer. It is our prayer that God will continue to prosper your ministry.People in the NewsCongratulations Ms. Shavonne Stubbs and Mr. Roni Mathurin joined their hearts in holy matrimony on September 27th. The ceremony was held at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay followed by a outdoor reception at the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds. Mr. Mathurin is a chef at the resort in Treasure Cay and the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Myrtis Russell, and the bride is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Edison Sawyer. The bride is a former resident of Great Harbor Cay. The couple will reside in Treasure Cay. Congratulations to the couple. North From Page 9A time of renewal Together they have found the way to each other hearts and for 25 years they’ve overcome the challenges, struggles and obstacles that life threw in they path. But they have enjoyed the good times and built a family, a friendship and a bond. Their love has overcome all. On October 18th Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hudson renewed their passion, their love and their vows. The garden ceremony was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ornell Cornish. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Stafford Symonette. Dozens of family and friends filled the beautifully decorated area to celebrate with the couple their silver jubilee anniversary. The couple expressed their commitment to each other through words that came from the heart as they renewed their vows. The beautiful evening ended with a replay of their first time down the aisles. their Nassau grouper stocks. Belize has a four-month closed season and has protected 11 aggregation sites within marine reserves. In 2003 the Cayman Islands closed its grouper aggregations for the following eight years. Nassau groupers are completely protected in U.S. waters.This closed season protects the Nassau grouper at a critical point in their life cycle when they are most vulnerable. Allowing more fish to successfully spawn at this time means more fish for us to catch and eat later. Grouper From Page 1Cut your BEC bill• Turn your A/C off and open windows. Enjoy cool fall air for free. • Buy a window exhaust fan to remove warm humid air. Marsh Harbour AreaMLS # 1003 Lookout House Eastern Shores Waterfront $1,395,000 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 #1067 Pelican Shores Waterfront Property with Dock $1,225,000 MLS #1115 Great Abaco Club Luxury Canal Pool House $1,995,000 NEW Sunrise Bay lot 14 with boat slip $365,000North AbacoMLS #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 NEW Red Rock Point 20 acres 500’+ waterfront $785,000South AbacoMLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $89,000 each MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 412 $83,000 MLS #1012 Bahama Palm Shores Several Lots from $30,000 NEW Bahama Palm Shores Lot #28, Blk 15, Sec 4 $16,500 MLS #1060 Yellow Wood 1.171 acres $300,000The CaysMLS #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 REDUCED $299,000 MLS #1084 Guana Cay beach front 30,144 sq. ft. 110’ beach $675,000 MLS #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View Haven $3.5 million MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000 MLS #1103 Guana Cay Coconut Tyme Great Rental $590,000 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 NEW MLS 1091 Dorros Cove lot 37 Elbow Cay $475,000Call BILL THOMPSON @ 477-5712 ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY Phone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Christmas Eve Family Style DinnerWednesday, December 24th, 2008 Anglers Restaurant 7 pm to 9 pm A La Carte menu featuring ham or turkey $29.95 per adult, $14.95 per child, plus gratuitiesFeaturing Local CarolingChristmas Day Buffet BrunchThursday, December 25th, 2008 Anglers Restaurant 10 am to 2 pmLive Entertainment $29.95 per adult and $22.95 per child, plus gratuitiesGrand Christmas BuffetAnglers Restaurant • December 25 • 6 pm 10 pm Complimentary Champagne or Wine ToastLive Caroling $39.95 per adult and $22.95 per child, plus gratuitiesHoliday CelebrationsNew Year’s Eve Early Dinner and ShowWednesday, December 31st, 2008 Anglers Restaurant • First Seating • A la carte menu • 6 pm 8 pm Featuring Gary McDonald of The Impact BandComplimentary Champagne Toast Hors d’oeuvres Advance reservations requiredNew Year’s Eve Midnight PartySecond Seating: 8:30 pm to Midnight Price: $200 per couple if pre-paid by December 15 $250 per couple after December 15 (Gratuities included)Featuring The Impact Band with a salute to MoTown Complimentary Split Champagne Advance reservations required for all events Pre-payment required for second seating to New Year’s Eve Dinner and Show)Phone 367-2736, 367-2158 • concierge@abacobeachresort.com 12th Annual Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour Art Festival Coming Soon ArchitecturalDesign ServicesBuilding Cost ConsulantFast, Efficient Service House Plans Great RatesStephen Moss • Hope Town • Tel 242-366-0695 Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator DiggingIllegal Landing Police found a suspicious 28-feet boat docked at Lightbourn’s Marina in Sandy Point mid-afternoon on October 9. Two men on board from Miami claimed they were out fishing, ran out of fuel and stopped at the marina to refuel. A search of the boat found nothing illegal but the men were brought to Marsh Harbour for processing by Immigration. Threats of Harm Just after sunset on October 8, a group of young men on the Sandy Point basketball court rapidly disbursed when they saw police officers approaching. One of the men was apprehended but resisted violently when told he would be searched. He was arrested for a variety of offences against the officers. Shopbreaking Jones’s Native Diner on Forest Drive in Dundas Town was broken into during the night of October 9. A variety of liquor was stolen. Stealing from a Vessel A 40 HP Yamaha outboard engine was stolen from a 15-foot boat moored at the landing on the Capt. Dean Highway near Crossing Rocks where the owner lived. Another Crossing Rocks resident had an 85 HP Yamaha outboard stolen from this same location. Both engines were stolen sometime between October 8 and 10.Housebreaking A resident of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island, reported that her house was broken into about 11:50 pm on October 11 when she found a dark male running out her kitchen door. In his haste to leave, he left his Raleigh M20 mountain bike at the scene. Nothing appeared to be missing.Stealing A guest at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay reported food, liquor and clothing had been stolen from his cottage sometime during his absence between March and October 10 of this year. Stealing A ten-foot boat tied to a plum tree was stolen from a residential yard in Murphy Town during the morning of October 9. Immigrants detained Acting on a tip on October 12, police were alerted to the possibility of illegal immigrants in the Sandy Point area. Officers were dispatched and found 13 persons believed to be Dominicans at the Airport Motel. On October 13 they were taken to Nassau by Immigration officers for processing. Stealing from a Vehicle A car parked at the owner’s house on Forest Drive in Dundas Town was broken into during the night of October 12. Two amplifiers were stolen. Housebreaking A caretaker discovered that an expensive DVD player and home theater system were stolen from a home in the Leisure Lee subdivision sometime between October 8 and 13 in the owner’s absence. Arrest for illegal landing A phone call led police to two men walking on the highway near Sandy Point shortly after sunset on October 13. They were unable to give an account for their presence or give a local address and were brought to Immigration officials in Marsh Harbour. It was determined that they were illegally here from the Dominican Republic. Causing Harm A Dundas Town resident received a deep cut to his hand when he attempted to protect a relative from being attacked by a man with a cutlass. This happened late at night on October 11 while at a wedding reception in Crossing Rocks. Traffic Accident A woman pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and suffered head and back injuries while walking along the road near the Cooper’s Town clinic about 9 p.m. on October 13. The driver said he was blinded by oncoming headlights, and the woman may have been walking around a large mud puddle. She was treated locally, then flown to Nassau for further treatment Stolen Vessel Sometime between October 10 and 14, a 34-foot boat with two 225 HP Yamaha outboard engines was stolen while secure on a boat lift at Treasure Cay. Cables were cut on the lift, letting the boat fall into the water. A friend made the discovery and notified the police in the owner’s absence. Shop Breaking On going to work at 5 a.m. at Jamie’s Place in Marsh Harbour, an employee found an intruder inside. He called the police. On the arrival of a single officer, the intruder was still inside. Additional police were called, but before they arrived, the man, who was known to the officer, kicked open a door and fled on foot with the officer in pursuit. During the chase, the intruder turned and pointed an object at the officer who then feared for his life. He drew his weapon and fired a shot, but the man managed to elude him and escape. The area was searched by additional police on their arrival without success. Later that morning the man who was known to the first officer on the scene was found in Dundas Town and arrested. Assault While visiting a friend in Fire Road and sitting in the friend’s car, a girl was hit in the face by her ex-boyfriend, who then threw a drink on her and attempted to hit her with a bottle. This happened several hours after sunset on October 14. Assault Shortly after sunset on October 15, police were informed of a woman on the Norman’s Castle farm settlement being threatened by a man with a gun. On responding the woman was found and had been beaten with a cutlass by an ex-boyfriend. On screaming, he produced a handgun and struck her on the head. Hearing her scream, her current boyfriend came, and the assailant fled through a window. A BB gun pistol was later recovered. Causing Damage A woman armed with a piece of iron smashed all the windows on two cars parked at a residence in Murphy Town about 3 p.m. on October 15. The assailant was identified and later arrested. Stealing Three large air conditioning condensers outside a winter residence in Bahama Palm Shores were discovered on October 16 to have been stolen sometime during the previous three weeks. The three units were valued at approximately $10,000. Causing Harm While at his car wash business in Marsh Harbour, a Dundas Crime From Page 15 Police Crime Report

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Town man had two fingers cut during an altercation mid-afternoon on October 17.Housebreaking A Treasure Cay apartment was burglarized during the night of October 16 with cash being taken from two visitors.Causing Grievous Harm Sometime after midnight on October 18 a Dundas Town man was stabbed several times by a group of young men while at a bar on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. A resident of the Mud in Marsh Harbour was later arrested. Causing Grievous Harm A Dundas Town man was assaulted by a group of men from Spring City and Dundas Town after midnight on October 18 while on the town’s Front Street. He was hit on the head with a rock, gun butted and had three shots fired at him. A Dundas Town man was later arrested. Drug Arrest Police arrested three men in Fire Road just before dawn on October 19 when suspected cocaine was discovered in their car. Two of the men were from Cooper’s Town and the third man was from Nassau. Drug Arrest While executing a search warrant to a residence in Murphy Town, a bag of suspected marijuana was found hidden in a paint can. The two occupants of the house were arrested. Stealing from a Vehicle During the middle of the night on October 19 a car in Murphy Town was broken into with speakers and an amplifier being stolen. The items were valued at approximately $1500. Causing Harm A Treasure Cay resident was assaulted about 10 p.m. while on the highway near the Touch of Class Testaurant during the night of October 16. His knee was damaged and his cell phone was damaged. The assailant was identified. Stealing An I-Pod music player was stolen from a Treasure Cay resident while at the basketball court shortly after dusk on October 16.Causing Damage A Marsh Harbour resident had his windshield smashed while at the 24/7 gas station in Marsh Harbour. This occurred about 9:30 on the night of October 16 by a group of three men. One of the men said he would shoot him if he had his gun. One of the assailants was identified. Assault A woman was slapped in the face while at the a bar on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour after midnight on October 17. Her assailant wa identified. Housebreaking A second homeowner’s house in Treasure Cay was broken into sometime between October 16 and 20. The house had been searched but nothing appeared to have been taken. Housebreaking A lawn mower, weed whacker and bag of coins were stolen from an apartment in the Great Cistern area of Murphy Town. The mower and weed whacker items were later recovered in the nearby bushes. This happened during a daytime burglary on October 20. A burglar was later arrested. Shop breaking The Exquisite Boutique in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of October 20. Taken were a small amount of cash, a small refrigerator, a microwave oven and a coffee pot. Shop breaking Imports Unlimited in Hope Town was broken into during the night of October 20. Shop breaking Two packages of LuLu bras were stolen from the Three-in-One Clothing Store in Marsh Harbour on the night of October 19 during a break-in. Stolen Vessel A 26-foot boat with two Yamaha outboard engines was stolen from a second-home residence on Marsh Harbour’s Eastern shore during the night of October 20. It was found and recovered the next day at the Arawak Agency dock in Marsh Harbour. Shop breaking Anne’s Takeaway Restaurant in the Treasure Cay area was broken into during the night of October 20. Stolen was a 5,000 watt portable Coleman generator. Stealing It was discovered on October 21 that a summer student had taken two blank checks from the Administrator’s Office in Sandy Point, forged a signature and obtained $125. Disorderly Behavior A report was filed by a Murphy Town man that he was annoyed by two persons who used obscene language and behaved in a disorderly manner while at the Winding Bay Resort about sundown on October 20.. Vagrancy A vagrant was arrested at the Surf Side Club for causing a disturbance just before mid-night on October 21. He was unable to provide a fixed address. Shop Breaking Rental Wheels in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of October 2. A stereo system and speaker were stolen. Stealing A cell phone was stolen from a residence in the Mud about 3 p.m. on October 22. A suspect was named. 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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 367-0364 • 367-5642 Fax Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Phone: (242) 323-5702 Fax: (242) 322-3451 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on request Dean’s Shipping Co Dean’s Shipping of Þ ce at the Marsh Harbour dock M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY Police Crime Reportthe night of October 22. Cash was taken. Stealing A laptop computer was stolen from an unlocked residence in Hope Town during the night of October 20. Assault with a Deadly Weapon Police at the ferry dock in Crown Haven noticed a man with a backpack acting nervously. On being approached by a police officer, he attempted to run over the officer by the car he was in. Several shots wee fired at the departing car but the suspect managed to escape. The empty car was found nearby a short time later and impounded by police. The man is known by the police. Shop Breaking Tropical Shipping office on the government freight dock was broken into during the night of October 23. Stolen were a microwave, a small refrigerator, two digital cameras, a radio and cleaning supplies. Housebreaking An apartment in Treasure Cay was broken into during the night of October 23 although nothing appeared to have been taken. Housebreaking A second homeowner’s house in Treasure Cay was broken into during the night of October 23. Nothing appeared to have been taken. Dangerous Drugs Three men were arrested October 24 about 5 p.m. outside Marsh Harbour when a small quantity of marijuana was found in their car. Threats of Harm While at her house in the Mud, a woman was threatened to be stabbed and killed by a young woman which put her in fear of her life. This happened late in the afternoon of October 24. Stealing The cash register containing cash was stolen from the Dis-We-Style Take-away sometime before 8 pm on October 24. This is located on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour. Causing Harm A woman and her daughter were injured when her son damaged her bedroom door and attacked them in their Treasure Cay home. This happened about 2 a.m. on October 25. Housebreaking A second homeowner had his Treasure Cay house broken into sometime between October 22 and 25. House Breaking, Burglary A second homeowner’s house in Green Turtle Cay was burglarized and had an extensive assortment of fishing rods, reels and household goods stolen over the weekend of October 25. Also taken were a 250 HP Yamaha power head and lower unit from a boat docked behind the house. Damages A 29-foot boat docked in Treasure Cay had the cabin door damaged when it was forced open. This happened in the homeowner’s absence sometime between September 23 and October 26.Uncontrollable Child About noon on October 25, a Central Abaco woman brought her 13-year-old son to the police station for his continual thieving and being uncontrollable which he was subsequently charged for. Malicious Damage While visiting a friend in Dundas Town at noon on October 1, a man’s ex-girlfriend came with a cutlass and chopped his car. Damages were caused to the hood, trunk, front and back windows. She was later arrested and charged. Incest A sixth grade student in Marsh Harbour reported that her older brother had sex with her during the past year. A medical exam supported the possibility. The brother denied the accusation.Housebreaking A house on Marsh Harbour’s Eastern Shore was broken into during the evening of October 29 during a short absence by the owner. A door window was smashed and jewelry and a watch were stolen. Sudden Death Irvin Davis was found dead at his Moore’s Island home on the morning of October 29. He had been bedridden for several years with severe bronchitis. Causing Harm A Murphy Town woman’s dreadlocks were pulled out causing damage to her eye glasses during a fight in Marsh Harbour. This happened mid-morning on October 29 at a Marsh Harbour pharmacy when she was approached by another woman who accused her of molesting her 6-year-old daughter resulting in the fight. The assailant admitted to the offence and was charged. Crime From Page 15 spokesmen for a group of 13 students who took in the project. They explained why a center was needed: because there were no place for students’ activities after school except schools and churches. They thought of using the center to promote inter-island competitions, to promote eco-tourism, to provide a place for special events at a reasonable price, to promote cultural events and to serve as a hurricane shelter.They picked a proposed church site that had been refused a permit because the location offered the necessary infrastructure and was not prone to flooding. They collected surrounding data such as the location of their school, gas stations, docks, dump sites, bus routes and immediate residential areas such as Central Pines. They outlined the floor plan of the Central Abaco Recreational Center and concluded that they agreed with the government that the proposed site should be saved for their center.The results of the competition were announced the following day with Abaco Central winning first place. In second place was Moore’s Island and S.C. Bootle came in third. Each school was rewarded with a certificate of participation, a trophy, a GPS, a book Mapping our World, a GIS software and an instructor kit. The hardware and software were installed in each school by Ms. Antonique Sweeting, GIS analyst for the Bahamian National Geographic Information System, who trained the students at the beginning of the school year. GIS From Page 2

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Drill RigDock Construction Boat Lift SalesQuality BOAT LIFTS INC.These lifts are made of top grade aluminum and stainless steel to maintain their finish and strength in our saltwater environment . Freddy Albury 242-367-4769 Brandon Thompson 242-367-2704 Fax: 367-2704 P.O. Box AB 20872 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Email: drillrig@coralwave.com www.drillrig.i8.comWe offer a variety of boat lifts From personal water craft lifts to lifts up to 54,000 lbs. Call for information and a quote,By Mirella Santillo The horseback riding program at the Abaco Club at Winding Bay for students from Every Child Counts School is now in its third year and, according to the school Director Mrs. Lyn Major, it has contributed to noticeable improvement in the students’ ability to focus. Autistic and children with cerebral palsy are enrolled in the program and each Thursday a teacher drives two or three of them to the resort. This year the program includes not only riding but has been extended to horse grooming and light stable cleaning such as sweeping the stalls. October 30th was the day for stable duty. As soon as the twins, James and Vincent Major, and Erik Sawyer arrived, the stable manager, Ms. Dona Albury, handed them brushes, combs and shoe picks so they could apply themselves to the task ahead. Erik was the most enthusiastic about handling the horses and he applied ECC students ride horseback at Winding Bayhimself diligently. James helped, too, but Vincent spent the time next to his favorite horse, Slim, that he was hoping to ride the following week. On November 6th two more students accompanied them, Myron Sawyer and Brent Lowe. Brent is affected with cerebral palsy and the trip to the outdoors and the proximity of the horses helped relax him. All the boys were really excited as they looked forward to the stroll to the beach on their favorite animal. It was a perfect day for riding, sunny but not too hot, and the children had great fun. The boys were eager to pause while on their horse or next to their favorite one while pictures were taken. Teacher, Mr. Brian Jackson, accompanied them on both occasions. All enjoyed interacting with the big animals, completely at ease and not in the least frightened or worried that the horses could hurt them. People in the News Lisa Sarubbi, daughter of Raymond and Delores Sarubbi of Atlanta, Georgia, and Scott Robinson, son of Robert and Patricia Robinson of Annapolis, Maryland, announce their upcoming nuptials. Mr. Vernon Malone will perform the ceremony at sunset on the beach at Hope Town Harbor Lodge in Hope Town on December 6th in the presence of family and friends. The bride, who will be wearing a wedding dress designed by Suzanne Ermann of Paris, will be given away in marriage by her brother, Scott Sarubbi. 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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 By Samantha V. Evans Older Persons Month began with a church service and luncheon on October 2nd at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. This event was organized by Social Services and co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Abaco. Numerous pastors were recruited to pay homage to these pillars of society as well as students and civic leaders on the island. The keynote address was delivered by the host, Pastor Derrick Benjamin, who used humor along with his message to uplift the spirits of the older persons on the island. His sermon used the analogy of the various soap operas on television to show them how the “World Turns” as they live “Bold and Beautiful” and even though the “Days of Our Lives” can be wonderful, fulfilling and pleasant, some people still choose to be “Young and Restless” until such time as they come to the end of their rope and end up in “General Hospital.” He hoped that the persons there had lived bold, courageous lives that they can be proud to share with family, friends and the world. He chose as the focus of his sermon to speak about wisdom, especially how many persons believe that wisdom comes with age. He gave the older persons three things to think about as they grow in wisdom. Firstly, he told them that everyday they should appreciate the mercy and grace of God and the freshness it brings. Secondly, increasing years should increase their wisdom. Finally, communicate this wisdom. After the service the older persons were treated to a luncheon in the church hall. An upbeat, fun time was prepared for them as they were served by Rotarians. Fruit baskets were distributed by Social Services. Approximately 70 seniors were present for this event. Also bringing remarks on the program were Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and Education Superintendent Mrs. Lenora Black. The moderator for this event was Pastor Silbert MillsOther communities hosted their elderlyBy Mirella Santillo October was Senior Citizens Month and once again the staff of the Department of Social Services honored the older people of the island and made them feel important. They were supported in their efforts by local businesses, residents, resorts, churches and the Rotary Club of Abaco. The first of October was Day of Beauty for seniors in Central Abaco. Several beauty salons opened their doors to older people for free beauty care. A luncheon took place in Fire Road on October 22nd with a church service held at New St. Andrew’s Church. There was a good turn out of about 50 people and food was taken to those who could not attend. The following day another luncheon was served at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. The food which had been donated by the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina was cooked by the church ladies. There was a birthday cake in honor of Mother Merle, who celebrated her 79 birthday that same day. After lunch people were treated to two movies. Throughout the month fruit baskets were distributed on Green Turtle Cay on October 13th, on Man-O-War on the 16th The senior citizens of all communities on Abaco were honoured with a variety of activities. These senior citizens of Sandy Point attended a church service that recognized their contributions to our island. These elderly also enjoyed a trip to Castaway Cay as guests of Disney Cruise Line. Senior Citizens were honoured in a variety of ways These are some of the senior citizens of the Cooper’s Town area who were honoured at a church service held at the New St. Andrew’s Baptist Church in Fire Road. Fruit baskets were distributed in many settlements. Please see Senior Citizens Page 19 The Bahamas Electricity Corporation AbacoBEC TIPSfor a SAFE HOLIDAYB.E.C takes this opportunity to give you these valuable tips to help you safely through the Christmas holidays. • A smoke detector is your best protection. Install one now or put fresh batteries in the one you now have. • Do not leave Christmas lights on when you leave the house or when everyone is asleep. • Keep portable heaters and other heat sources away from Christmas trees. • Do not leave burning candles or fragrant potpouri candles unattended or within reach of young children. Children are fascinated by candles and fire. • To keep your Christmas tree fresh and moist, keep it in a stand that holds water. Add water to the base as needed. A fire in a dry Christmas tree can set an entire room ablaze in less than a minute. • Do not string more than three sets of lights together. • Check the wires on your Christmas lights, they will degrade over time and may be dangerous. • If the wires are hot, they are overloaded and dangerous.• All lights used outdoors must be exterior rated. • Exterior lights are safe for outdoor use but they are not intended to be left exposed to sunlight and the elements on a year-round basis. The insulation will degrade over time. 1 Dec 08

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 College GraduationCongratulations to Justine Anne Sands from her proud parents, Royce and Martha Sands; sister and brother, Raine and Royce Jr., and extended family. Justine graduated with a degree in Integrated Studio Arts from Iowa State University on August 9th, 2008 New ArrivalRiley Belle Wong born October 21st 2008, parents Beulah and Shannon Wong of Casuarina Point. People in the News Justine Anne Sands Riley Belle Wong Justine Anne Sands and Alexander Stamer are planning a June wedding Engagement is announcedRoyce and Martha Sands are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Justine Anne Sands to Alexander Stamer of Davenport, Iowa. The wedding will take place in Iowa on June 20, 2009Remember Conservation begins with YOU Answer to puzzle on page 22and in Hope Town on the 17th. The month ended with food distribution on Great Guana Cay, MooreÂ’s Island and Grand Cay. According to Mrs. Salomie Gibson, who Senior Citizens From Page 18 heads AbacoÂ’s Social Services Department, it was a very successful and rewarding month, and she extends her gratitude to all who helped in making it special. The month of October was a busy one for the staff of Social Services as they organized many activites to honour the senior citizens in every community on Abaco. These elderly of Dundas Town and Murphy Town met at Friendship Tabernacle to receive fruit baskets.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 FOR RENTPrime Retail or Of Þ ce SpaceLocated in the heart of Tourist District on Bay Street in Marsh HarbourAvailable immediately for move in Call 367-3596 for details To: ALLCOMMERCIAL BOAT OWNERS FOREIGN YACHT CHARTER OPERATORS MASTER’S LICENSE HOLDERSPlease be advised that your registration expires on 31st December 2008. Section 3 (1) (2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates: No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it is registered by the Port Authority. No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Hereinafter in this Act referred to as “a boat for hire”) unless and until he has obtained a license from the Port Authority. Application for Registration can be collected at the Port Department between the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Any attempt to operate a boat that is not registered, or act as an unlicensed master may result in cessation of the vessel’s operation and subsequent prosecution. Please feel free to contact our office at 367-0038 or 3672934 for any additional information. Captain Cyril Roker Deputy Port Controller Port DepartmentPublic Notice Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hard ware) Marsh Harbour, Abaco abacomarbleandgranite.com Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bsBackpacks Calculators Clocks Computer Bags / Portfolios Coolers Ice Desk Accessories Drinkware Executive Toys Key Holders Mp3 / Radios Note Holders Stress Relievers Technology Tools Totes / Duffels Travel / Leisure Writing Instruments Promote your business Why & How? Attract new customers Increase repeat business Inspire customer loyalty Improve client relations Reactivate old accounts Build an image Monarch Air Group 5535 NW 23 Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954.958.0445 954.958.0447 (fax) On Demand Aircraft Charter Services Luxury passenger aircraft! Ready for Business/Executive flights as well as private Cost effective small and large cargo aircraft, operated by experienced flight crews Linked to US Customs via AMS for goods shipped to the U.S. Call Today! The Pilot Club of Abaco along with other Pilot Clubs throughout the world celebrated Founder’s Day with a worldwide walk-a-thon. This marked the 86th year of the Pilots existence and dedication to promoting awareness of brain-related disorders and assisting with voluntary service throughout the Bahamas and around the world. Pilots on Abaco held their walk at 6:30 a.m. on that day.Pilot Club held Fun-Run WalkBy Jennifer Hudson “This has been an exceptional year and we have been blessed with a great harvest,” said Nick Maioulis of Abaco Neem. The seeds ripened unusually early this year so that up to the time Hurricane Hanna passed through, staff had already been harvesting for 21 days. Approximately 2,500 pounds of seeds had already been picked and Nick Maioulis estimated that there was another 3,000 pounds ready to be picked which would make a total of two and a half tons for the year. “This is phenomenal for a farm this size,” said Nick. Fortunately, Hurricane Hanna, being a minimal hurricane, did not do much damage to the farm. They only lost about 40 to 50 trees out of a total of more than 6,500, which was an excellent survival rate. On the first day of picking after the hurricane, 255 pounds of seeds were picked which, according to Nick, was his best day yet. Nick has eleven workers involved in picking and cleaning. “The fruit and oil produced by Abaco Neem is certified organic and the quality of our oil separates it from that produced in the rest of the world. We have been recognized by scientists in China and doctors in America as having the best neem oil in the world. Abaco Neem contributes to the health care of Abaco and The Bahamas and we encourage people to take care of their body and save on medical bills,” stated Mr. Maioulis who is passionate about what he is doing. Neem products are now exported from Abaco to The United States via mail order. Mr. Maioulis reminds people that Neem trees repel insects and encourages people to plant these extremely beneficial trees which can be purchased from the Abaco Neem shop by the airport roundabout.Neem Farm Experiences a Bumper Harvest

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 Telephone: 242-577-0102 • 367-0830 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 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 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Classi Þ ed Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Cherokee Sound Yellow Wood 2 bed / 1 bath new house. Elevated 1/2 acre land. City water, power and wireless hooked up. 1/2 mile south of Winding Bay. Call Neil Hingle or Tara Claridge. 386-453-7495 or 367-3006 Ext 103 or NeilHingle@GMail.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove , deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $249,900 Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197 Elbow Cay hilltop lot in Lucayos (North Road) across from Treescape, 10,000 s.f. or 100’ x 124’. $159,000 Call 386-212-0101Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with elevation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome. www.guanawaterfront.com Guana Cay house for sale. Dramatic ocean & Sea of Abaco views, three sided floor to ceiling glass, incredible sunset views from covered deck. 2 bed/ 2 bath/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes additional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof 2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase price $350,000 net to seller. Brokers protected . View property www.greatguanarentals.com Call 404-846-1666 or dl@atlantaindustrialproperties. comMoraine Cay available for rent or sale For info go to morainecay.com Scotland Cay Easy access home 180 miles from Ft. Lauderdale on pvt. island with paved runway. Island style 4 bldg. complex on 300’ ocean beachfront includes dock, 26’ Intrepid, golf carts, spa, sit down bar with fireplace and pool table. Large oceanside deck. Tennis and runway privileges. Turnkey, move in today! Dr. Burgess (954) 566 6096 Details with photos at www.Summercampabacos.com. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier, water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov. Subdivision . 2 b / 1 b duplex, washer & drier, central air, furnished, water. $1500/ mon. First and last month’s rent and $500 security. Call 367-0209 or Jeffrey Rogers at 367-0209 West Palm Beach private rooms for rent, near airport, shopping, port, non-smoking. Call Lovely 367-4297 (d) or 367-3442 (n) or Phil at 561-683-3757 or harmony7770@gmail.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Prime Retail or Office Space , located in heart of Tourist District on Bay Street in Marsh Harbour. Available immediately for move in. Call 367-3596 for details. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Scotland Cay Atlantic beach, 3600’ paved runway, marina slip available, 125’ beach by 260’ deep, private island. Call 970-389-0236 Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort, Model unit now open! Exclusive luxury 2 & 3 bedroom waterfront condos with deep water docks & garages priced from the low $500’s! Just 2 of 16 units left! www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-475-7464 or 1-800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open M-F 9-5 or by appointment. Treasure Cay Atlantis Condo, fully furnished, ground floor, 2 bed/ 2 bath, private dock. $399,000 net. Contact goombayhouse@ hotmail.com WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C; Internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB Community College. Short walk to major shopping & restaurants. $90,000. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer , D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Bldg., Suite #6 Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.comTel: 242-367-4968 Fax: 242-367-0725Email:dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com• Dr. J. Denise Archer • Dr. Christopher Varga Mondays Saturdays • Dr. S. André Rollins Orthodontics (Braces) Call 242-328-5000 for December date WE ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCEDrive SafelyDon’t Be an Abaco Fatality Handicraft Association elects new of Þ cersBy Mirella Santillo The Abaco Bahamian Handicraft Association, now in its second year, elected new officers for the year 2008-09 on November 11th. Ms. Edna Kemp was elected President. She will be assisted by Vice President Nadine Rolle. The functions of Treasurer will be assumed by Ms. Verona Rahming. Ms. Lavern Maynard and Stephanie Hield were chosen as Public Relations persons. The chaplain duties will be performed by Ms. Cleopatra Burrows. Mrs. Susan Sawyer will act as Secretary. Before the elections, four representatives from Abaco took part in the Arawak Bahamian Handicraft Association’s Festival which was held in Nassau from October 30th to November 2nd. Mrs. Lovely Reckley, Mrs. Susan Sawyer, Ms. Victoria Forbes and Ms. Lavern Maynard shared a stall displaying shell jewelry, dolls, embroidery work, shell ornaments and straw bags as well as sea glass and sterling silver jewelry. The last Spelling Bee for junior school students was held on November 12th at the Learning Resource Center. Eighteen students from six schools participated. The students had a very difficult list of words that surely put their spelling abilities to the test. However, after seven rounds of the seen list and 12 rounds of the unseen list, a winner was declared. Taking home the winning trophy was Alicia Adams of S.C. Bootle High School. In second place was Denatash Lightbourne of Agape Christian School. In third place was Lauryn Pritchard from S.C. Bootle High School. The judges for this event were Kenneth Romor, Kim Rahming and Samantha Evans. S.C. Bootle won Grade 7 Spelling Bee

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December 1, 2008 Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ... Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Want More Business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-2677 • Fax 367-3677Abaco Island PharmacyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@comyahoo www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Marine SurveyorsMarine Surveying & Consulting Navigation & Seamanship Captain Cyril Roker B.Sc. Maritime Transportation 2nd Master Unlimited Tonnage Marine Surveyor / Nautical Inspector P.O.Box FH 14283, Nassau, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-0052 / 577-6204 Email: cyrilroker@hotmail.com Moraine Cay is availablemorainecay.com Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • Souvenirs Androsia FabricLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Abaco Carpets Ron Paul Cabinets Plusopposite Lowe’s PharmacyPhone: 367-0541 • 367-0546 • Kitchen Cabinets • 2” Faux Blinds • Commercial and Residential Carpets • Carpet Accessories and Installation • Laminate Flooring Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonaldPhone 577-0184 • 577-0220 P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 ListingDundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565Bishop Anthony Campbell 242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send 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 Eastern Abaco Region ofThe Methodist ChurchSt. James MethodistHope Town Sunday Services 9:30 & 11 Mission House 366-0400Epworth ChapelCherokee Sound Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mission House 366-2249St. Andrews Methodist Dundas Town Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Of Þ ce 367-3050 Manse 367-4647All are welcome to worship with us The numerals 1-9 must appear only once in: • each 9-block square • each row • each column The answer is on page 19.Sudoku puzzle No math requiredEvery Sudoku game begins with a number of squares already filled in. The more squares that are known, the easier it is to figure out which numbers go in the open squares. As you fill in squares correctly, options for the remaining squares are narrowed and it becomes easier to fill them in. COMMUNITY MEETINGSHOSTED BY FRIENDS OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE BAHAMAS NATIONAL TRUSTProtecting East Abaco’s Creeks Please join us to discuss and comment on the final proposalTuesday December 9th 2008 Cherokee Community Center 7:30 p.m. Wednesday December 10th 2008 Friends of the Environment Education Center, Marsh Harbour 7 p.m. The Marsh Harbour meeting will include a short presentation from Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation to introduce their new Blue Hole Research Project with the National Geographic Society

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December 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Employment Opportunitywith a progressive companyManager Neededwith Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years experience in business Requires marketing and staff management skills Send resume to Manager, P.O. Box SS 6140, Nassau, Bahamas Three Þ berglass hullsSea n’ Sport Boats2 16’ hulls at $5000 ea. 1 15’ hull at $4800Boats are set up for tiller steering. Located at Roberts Marine Green Turtle CayCall Jimmy at 367-4249 for more info Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classi Þ ed $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 COMMERCIAL SERVICES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classi Þ ed Advertisements Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 22’ Com Boat , ‘96, includes Bimini top, dive board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh water tank. Asking $7,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115 26’ Shamrock w/ Cummins 210 Diesel, REDUCED! Runs great, very reliable, cuddy cabin, extras. OWNER MUST SELL! $15,000 ONO 366-0722 or 577-0277 26’ Pursuit w/ Twin 200 HP Yamahas . w/ aluminum trailer. Asking $16,500. Call 3672700 28’ Custom Michael Fitz , center console day express, w/ tower and dive platform, single screw 250 HP Cummins diesel (Over Heated). Located in Green Turtle. Asking $12,000 Call 772-419-5119 or danny@mobymarine.com 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. $149,000 or will trade for open fisherman. Located in Man-O-War harbour. Call Andrew 561-389-8891 or e mail andrewwhymanb@aol.com VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 3672895/ 477-5644 93 Range Rover, 79,000 miles, green, good condition. $7000. Call 475-6112 or 577-0110 02 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3L power stroke diesel, automatic, 4WD, A/C, power windows and locks, tool box, etc. Very clean & solid truck. $21,000 Call Billy 577-6211 or 3662806 after 6 pm 05 Ford F-150 pick up, black, standard shift, $9,995. Call 367-2452 05 Dodge Ram 1500, silver, double cab, excellent condition, fully loaded, 33,000 miles. Asking $28,000 Call 367-3181 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 18’ Privateer w/ 70 HP Johnson , in good running condition. $1800 22’ Boston Whaler hull w/ console, seat, hydraulic steering and John/Evinrude controls $1000. Call 366-0038 for further info 19’ Boston Whaler, ‘96, very well maintained, center console, w/ T-top (side & front wind screen) outriggers (new) 120 HP Johnson, twin batteries, full electronics (new in boxes $2,000+) full cover, trailer, and +++, documented, DUTY PAID. $15,000 E-mail lexkeeper@mac.com 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 7 KW Centurioin propane generator, Brand new from Lowe’s. $2300 Call 359-6229 or 367-3875 GE 20 cu. ft. frost free upright freezer. Like new. $850 For further information call 3672960 Small store going out of business . Misc items and fixtures for sale. Call 367-2960 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Office Clerk Position for Abaco OfficeAll applicants should possess the following: • Strong computer skills • Experience using a switchboard • A pleasant personality • The ability to liaise and interact with customers in a professional manner • Excellent communications and teamwork skills • The ability to multi-taskMessenger Position for Abaco officeAll applicants should possess the following: • A valid Driver’s License • A professional safe-oriented attitude • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential documents • The ability to communicate professionally with office and clients • To maintain accurate records of packages picked up and dropped off.Procurement & Assets Assistant for Abaco OfficeAll applicants should be able to do the following: • Inventory control • Purchasing & ordering of equipment parts • Licensing of vehicles • Truckers’ control • Equipment movement control between the three offices • Bitumen tanks tracking • Service department tracking and scheduling preventive services • Strong computer skills • Dealing with Customs Brokers on shipping and cost effective ways of moving freight • Soliciting Quotes from vendors Please fax resumes to: Human Resources manager 242-377-2193 Mature young lady seeking an office or customer service-related job . Experience in office, sales and customer service fields. Computer literate w/ extensive knowledgeof Microsoft Office adn DacEasy programs. Responsible, pleasant and trustworthy. Call 3672960 or leave message at 367-0593 05 Honda Recon 250 , 4 wheeler, low hours. Asking $4,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115 07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage. Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-465-0971 $19,000 OBO Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager , gas, 4 passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262 VEHICLES FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Wanted PADI Divemaster or Rescue diver to work for small out island dive company. Only drug free Bahamian applicants need apply. Accommodations provided. Send resume to diveguana@yahoo.com or fax to 365-5121 Wanted young person with boating experience and good swimming ability to train to work as crew on dive boat. Only drug free Bahamian applicants need apply. Accommodations provided. Send resume to diveguana@ yahoo.com or fax 365-5121 The Prime Minister has announced that the government will increase the level of government guaranteed loans to $250,000, more than double the current level. He also said that the government will allow the value of land to be included in the value of the government guaranteed loan and will work to improve the service offered by the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation. Currently, the maximum amount that the BMC will lend for uninsured projects is $127,500 for home ownership (new construction), $127,500 for home purchases, $65,000 for structural enlargements and $127,500 for homeowner duplexes.“We also hope that a higher percentage of these loans will be made to persons outside of government subdivisions,” Mr. Ingraham said. “We will re-examine the current criteria for government insured loans and reduce the fee payable in respect of same.Amendments to government’s housing policies will reduce some of the bureaucracy that now slows the BMC’s ability to respond speedily to the public’s needs. The BMC was established in 1983 to provide mortgage financing to Bahamians. It was created to assist Bahamians build new homes, buy a new or existing single or multi-family home, to buy vacant land or extend or enlarge an existing home. The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation now has an office on Abaco. 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