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VUME 16, NUMBR 24 DECEMBER 1tewapAhpe

VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008


North Abaco celebrated One Bahamas

Guests included Governor General and Olympian Gold Medalist
By Vernique Russell
Patriotism, pride and nationalism defi-
nitely set the mood as North Abaconians
S..gathered at the S.C. Bootle High School
S-j for the One Bahamas Celebration 2008 on
S- November 27. The celebration began back
in the 90s by Sir Orville Turnquest, then
Governor General of the Bahamas. Since
then during the month of November a
4(1. week has been assigned to reflect on what
makes us Bahamians and what unites us as
one country. With a cool Atlantic breeze
blowing, One Bahamas was portrayed in
songs, ring games and dances done by
students from North Abaco. The schools
brought forth their best choirs, dancers and
soloists to complete the celebrations. These
renditions truly brought out what it means
to be Bahamian.
In attendance was Sir Orville Turnquest,
Sir Durward Knowles and other dignitar-
ies from Nassau and Abaco. Sir Orville
Turnquest, the Father of One Bahamas,
encouraged the students to remember that
we are one, no matter which island we hail
Sir lurwanArd Knnwles was nart of the oroun visiting North Abahnco to celebrate One RBahnmnas He is shown here ivino r nrTesntn- from. Sir Durward Knowles urged those


tives of each of the schools in North Abaco a DVD copy of his life story. He was the first Bahamaian to win a gold medal in the
Olympics and it was in sailing.


Please see One Bahamas Page 13


Armed Robbery ends in Murder
By Julian Lockhart
Shots rang through the peaceful silence of
Marsh Harbour on November 27th when two
young men from New Providence took the
life of Abaco resident Dion Brendon Strachan,
25. He was working at his father's store, M
& R Food Store on Crockett Drive in Marsh
Harbour, when two men entered the store in
an attempt to rob it shortly before 8 p.m. A
short while later Dion Strachan was killed when
shot multiple times to the body. The thieves got
away with approximately $1,300 in cash from
the store. Dion's father, Roderick Strachan, had
left the shop minutes previously to take a cus-


Please see Murder Page 14


Murder victim Deon Strachan


Housing Minister pleased

with new houses


U.S. Ambassador visited

Central Abaco Primary
The U.S. Ambassa- - -*
dor to The Bahamas,
Mr. Neil Siegel, vis-
ited Central Abaco
Primary School on
November 24. After
a program that the
students put on in his
honour, he spoke to
them about the impor-
tance of reading and
read to them a chapter
from the book Morn-
ing Girl. The story is
significant because it
shows the importance
of sharing emotions
with family. While on
Abaco he was hosted
by the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay, visited
the new development
at Schooner Bay and
was hosted by Baker's
Bay Golf and Ocean
Club on Great Gua-
na Cay. See story on
page 6.

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The Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, center, inspected the houses
under construction in Spring City being built by government. Accompanying him
were Mr. Melvin Seymour, the Hon. Brensil Rolle, both from the Ministry of
Housing, and Administrator Cephas Cooper. See story on page 2.


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December 15, 2008


Minister updated community on housing


By Mirella Santillo
The government's housing programme
that started in Nassau and Freeport contin-
ues on Abaco with 76 homes under con-
struction in Spring City and the Ministry of
Housing offering local residents additional
fully serviced lots to carry out their own
construction both in Spring City and the
Central Pines Subdivision in Marsh Har-
bour.
To follow up on the progress and inform
the community at large on what to expect,
the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Ken-
neth Russell, visited Abaco to inspect the
new phase of construction in Spring City
and the building sites in Central Pines. Ac-
companying Mr. Russell was a delegation
including the Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Housing, the Hon. Bren-
zil Rolle, the Acting Permanent Secretary,


Mr. Melvin Seymour, officials of the Min-
istry of Works, Ministry of Health, Water
and Sewerage and the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation.
Mr. Russell's first stop was in Spring
City at a three-bedroom house close to
completion. He described the Spring City
Housing Subdivision as the continuation of
a dream. "Spring City was a historic place
and the intention was to bring Spring City
back to life. I think looking around at not
just the number of houses here, but the
quality of houses so far; it is a wonder-
ful testament for a city that was built here
many years ago during the pine days," he
said.
Mr. Russell pointed out that there are
several models of houses being construct-
ed in Spring City, making it attractive to
many potential dwellers. He added that
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the Ministry is currently building some 76
houses in the Spring City Subdivision and
that a large number of those are nearing
completion.
"We are hoping that quite a number of
them would be completed for Christmas so
that people could move in them and bring
new life here to Spring City," he stated.
"What impressed me the most is that the
workmen here on Abaco are working dili-
gently to complete these house at top qual-
ity," he said.
While pointing out that they are current-
ly constructing 76 homes at Spring City,
Mr. Russell said it is his Ministry's inten-
tion to build a total of 100 homes there.
He expects all the homes to be completed
by the first half of next year. Seventeen
contractors are doing the construction and
inspectors are on site daily.


The size of the homes ranges from 800
to 1200 square feet with either two or three
bedrooms and will be sold at prices rang-
ing from $50,000 to $80,000. Already 160
would-be "first time homeowners" have
applied to buy the houses that are to be
built. The whole project called for a total
of 319 lots to be developed. Mr. Russell
hopes that people will be lured to Spring
City by the reasonable prices to buy the
reminder of the vacant lots and build for
themselves. He mentioned that financing is
available through the Bahamas Mortgage
Corporation with five percent down pay-
ment or through private banks. The gov-
ernment has plans available for building
low cost homes. Anyone using these plans

Please see Housing Page 16


Fifteen of the houses under construction in Spring City are nearing completion. This is the
kitchen in the main room of a three-bedroom two-bathroom house. Early indications are Mr. Kenneth Russell and his group were pleased with the quality of construction of the
that this is a popular model. On the left is the Hon. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Secre- government-built houses in Spring City. Seventeen contractors are working on houses and
tary in the Ministry of Housing, and on the right are the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister the construction is inspected daily. The new houses are creating a new greatly upgraded
of Housing, and Mr. Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Secretary. look to this community. Lots are available for those wanting to open businesses there.


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Island Rekdach 4
becd/3.5 bath hilltop
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winning pool. Luo-

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Golden I almhs Beautilul
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Sa 3 bed 3 bath main
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that sleeps 8 with 2 full
baths.. Includes clock-
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"turn key" and ready to enjoy
Offered at $3,400,000 plus 7% closing costs
Contact: Chris Farrington.

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n, Lot comprising 11,14I0
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tion for a well designed
3 bcd/3 bath 2l500 siq i
honme ill gated commu-
nity. Sold as is. Building
plans available. Dock
slip included with pulrchlase.
Priced at $ 450,000-REF #6450
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2 bcd, 2 bath ihomel
with 1,100 sq. Ii. of
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1.4 acres Properly
runs li-om highway to
Sea-o-Abaco. 80' of
water lifrontage. Peace-
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Pelican Shores 1-.763 Acre dclcrcplmienial properly. Gr(aLt opl)or-
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Murphy Town Lois Near Chreal Cistern,. I.ots available. Slarling
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Ambassador stressed importance


By Samantha V. Evans
November 24th was an exciting day
for the students of Central Abaco Primary
School as they had a day filled with the
focus on reading. The day began with the
awards ceremony for the Boys Reading
Challenge followed by a very memorable
visit by the U.S. Ambassador to The Ba-
hamas, Mr. Neil Siegel. When the Ambas-
sador and his team of Abaco government
and police officials arrived at the school,
the students of the upper primary school
prepared a short program welcoming him
to their school. The students performed
a song called Knowledge Is Something if
You Get it Today, You Will End Up Having
More, sung to the tune of Love is Some-
thing if You Give it Away. The Ambassa-
dor was very moved by this presentation
as was evident on his face as he listened


attentively to every word that was spoken.
The students spoke eloquently which made
everyone present very proud.
Ambassador Siegel commended the
leaders of Abaco and the educational sys-
tem for the wonderful job they are doing
with these students. He told the students
that reading helps them to dream so that
they can achieve their goals. As Ambassa-
dor, he stated that a part of his job is to as-
sist with education and working along with
the Ministry of Education in their reading
and literacy program and this has been an
honor and a privilege for him.
For about ten minutes he read the third
chapter of the book Morning Girl which
every school across The Bahamas should
be reading as well. The story talked about
the emotions and feeling of loss one family
felt as a result of a baby dying. He stated


that the book lets them in on the life of
this family. It showed them how to share
feelings they may be going through and
the importance of letting people into their
lives. At the end of the program, the Am-
bassador was presented with a gift and he
in turn gave the moderators, principal, and
superintendent a small gift as well.
Superintendent for Education in the
Abaco District, Mrs. Lenora Black, stated
that reading is very important. It not only
improves your vocabulary but allows you
to better express yourself. She expressed
her approval of the major focus the school
has placed on reading and told the Am-


of reading
bassador that early that morning the boys
were honored for excelling in reading. She
told the students that once they are able to
read, they will find that the negative activ-
ity they once found pleasure in would be
diminished. Additionally, once they leave
school, they would be able to function
throughout life as they would have learned
and mastered those skills needed for them
to be productive citizens. She stated that
it is so fitting that the Ambassador chose
that day to visit as it must have been pre-
ordained. His presence there only further
serves to motivate these eager students to
learn through reading.


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The U.S. Amabassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Neil Siegel, was hosted by the Abaco Club
of Winding Bay. He is shown here with Mr. Floyd Swain, general manager, who showed
Mr. Siegel around. Mr. Siegel is traveling to several Out Islands to acquaint himself with
the country.


Mr. Siegel visited Central Abaco Primary School to encourage the students to read more.
He is shown here greeting individual students at the largest school on Abaco with more
than 700 students.

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MESSAGE FROMWIIE PRIME MINISTER
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS


RT. HON. HUBERT A. INGRAHAM

It is once again my great pleasure to extend warm greetings to all
residents and visitors to Abaco's shores during this Christmas Season.

Christmas traditionally brings our generosity of spirit and friendship
to the forefront. Indeed, I am always proud of the bigheartedness of Abaconians not just at
Christmas time but throughout the year.

It is all the more important that we use the Christmas season as is our custom, to share with
friends and neighbours and especially with the less fortunate.

I hope that Abaconians and other Bahamians throughout our island communities will make
welcome all those who are away from their families and friends and who find themselves in our
midst during this Holy Season.

I am very pleased to use this occasion to acknowledge and thank the many individuals and busi-
nesses who respond positively throughout the year to those in need.

I thank also those in government service, in the uniform branches, in our schools, in our
clinics, in social services and in the wider administrative and technical public service for their
continued efforts to serve the Bahamian people here in Abaco.

On behalf of the Government of The
Bahamas, my family and myself, I am
pleased to wish you a blessed, peaceful and
safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ
can bring.






Hubert A. Ingraham
10 December, 2008


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December 15, 2008


The Abaconian Section A Page 7







Page 8 Section A The Abaconian


December 15, 2008


The Editor 5ays...


Our Christmas traditions continue


It was announced in the fall that Marsh
Harbour's annual Christmas Festival had to
be cancelled. People were disappointed as
this was a popular and widely anticipated
event. Then, with the Prime Minister's en-
couragement, it was resurrected but with lit-
tle time for properly organizing the details.
For the past several years it has easily
been the single largest event on Abaco,
drawing young and old people from the
length of Abaco including the cays. As
previously staged, it had live entertain-
ment, Santa Claus, food, arts and crafts,
games, even a dog show, appealing to a
wide range of people.
We estimate that in the course of the day
several thousand people attended. There
was a continuous flow of persons arriving
and leaving throughout the afternoon and
evening.
The site where the event was held in
previous years was not available. Finding
another location did not seem feasible as
there were no funds to prepare an alternate
location.
With little time to organize, the BAIC
site was put at the committee's disposal.
The committee had a little over three
weeks to get the site ready and schedule
booths and events. We know their dedica-
tion and we are confident the event will be
a success.
For those not familiar with this new
location, it is on Don MacKay Boulevard
in Marsh Harbour across the street from
the BEC office. It is the BAIC site for a
future farmer's market and craft center
with a park-like atmosphere. The present
improvements will be utilized as the park
is developed.
With the committee's limited funding,
central government made several major
contributions to make sure the event was
successful. First, the site was quickly grad-
ed and rolled to a smooth surface. Second,
on short notice BEC installed several poles
with floodlights and outlets for musicians
and food vendors. Third, the Royal Baha-
mas Defense Force Band will perform at
central government's expense. These three
items would have consumed more funds
than the committee had available.


With the site prepared, power and lights
installed and major entertainment sched-
uled, the committee has been left to fill
the entertainment gaps with local talent.
This can be accomplished with a much
smaller budget. Craftsmen, food vendors,
Junkanoo groups and musicians are being
contacted as well as schools and service
clubs with their displays and fund raising
schemes.
It is encouraging to see the festival back
on track, even though the small volunteer
team is having to work overtime to put it
all together.
Credit for putting this event back on the
calendar is due our representative for North
Abaco, who happens to be the Prime Min-
ister. He made a few phone calls and things
began to take shape. Our representative for
South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key, was quietly
working in the background to see that the
BAIC site was properly prepared.
On a smaller scale, central government
is assisting North Abaco in having a simi-
lar festive evening by providing the Royal
Bahamas Police Marching Band and Pop
Band as the prime entertainment. With our
economy showing signs of decline, Mr.
Ingraham is looking for ways to bolster
people's spirits over the holidays.


On December 19 the popular boating
parade will be held in Marsh Harbour. It
is scheduled to begin at the Marsh Har-
bour Marina and will circle the harbour
one or more times. Tidal restrictions are
likely to limit the boats to outboard power
or shallow draft vessels. This was always
a popular event, but the fireworks at the
conclusion may have had a hand in the high
attendance. Present budgets do not allow
fireworks which are expensive.
Several towns are planning celebrations
near Christmas. Santa will be making his
appearance in many communities.
These Christmas events are basically
community oriented for local residents, but
they always welcome visitors.
World news on the television is rather
bleak, but Abaco has weathered downturns
in the economy in the past. Several ear-
lier recessions in the United States were
barely felt here. Abaco seems to survive
these periods better than other areas in the
Bahamas.
We hope that our Christmas visitors will
arrive in acceptable numbers. Let us hope
that Abaco's appeal remains strong and that
our visitor arrival numbers stay steady.
As a boost to the Abaco economy, sev-
eral government capital programs are in


the works with one of the largest being the
100 low cost houses scheduled for Spring
City. Seventy of these houses are under
construction now by 17 different contrac-
tors. This project fulfills two basic needs:
putting people to work and providing low
cost housing which is in great demand on
Abaco. These are not give-away houses
but will be paid for by conventional mort-
gage payments.
Other public works programs are sched-
uled with a similar dual purpose, to stim-
ulate the local economy with jobs and to
benefit us with some projects which have
been scheduled for some time. Construc-
tion of a 60,000-square foot administrative
complex is expected to start early in 2009.
This will house many government agen-
cies and departments. Additional low cost
subdivisions are on government's drawing
board.
Although our economy is not robust, we
have much to be thankful for. With all the
strife and hardship in the world, we live
in a quiet and peaceful country. May we
enjoy the many freedoms which millions
do not have. Let us be thankful and en-
joy these holiday festivities with family,
friends and neighbours.


_ttek9s to the gd0tok


An Invitation to
Our Visitors
Dear Editor,
No ordinary camera is powerful enough
to capture what I experienced last night.
The fact that there was no moon was part
of the reason for the phenomenon. The
night was more than a little cool without a
whisper of a breeze and no visible rain in
sight anywhere around. The velvety black
night sky seemed to surround me like a
cloak and the stars sparkled like tiny dia-
monds.
I realize it is not ours alone, but is the
same sky seen by millions of other people
all over our world. However, I do not be-
lieve it could have been more spectacular
anywhere else on this earth than it was last
night in Cherokee Sound, Abaco, in the
northern Bahamas at 27.50 degrees South
latitude by 76.50 degrees North longitude
on this the 27th day of November in the
year of our Lord 2008.
How lucky we are to live in such a beau-
tiful place. Yes, we have the lovely warm
sun by day, but it is the nights that take your
breath away. All is quiet, all is serene and
peaceful and your eyes are pulled upward
into the heavens. You can't look away, all
you can do is stare in amazement. You can
only feel small, insignificant and unimport-
ant in such an awesome production. Yet it
is comforting. Maybe because of its bril-
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like being part of an artist's painting and
being included in a much bigger picture.
Maybe some get a thrill from watching
one of our many lovely sunsets. I can also
feel a bit dreamy and nostalgic seeing the
sun go down. But what I really love is to
wake up early enough to see one of our
fantastic sunrises. When the purples turn
to pinks and the pinks to gold, they are like
a light show that is gone in the blink of
an eye, yet is unforgettable and starts each
new day with brand new hope.
At this particular time of the year, we
truly have so much to be thankful for. One
of the things I'm thankful for is the beauty
that surrounds us in the sky. So I encourage
all our visitors to step outside some dark
night and drink in the incredible beauty, a
picture only God could paint.
Lee Pinder
Abaco needs a
mini-hospital
Dear Editor,
I wrote a letter about six months ago in
reference to the lack of a proper medical
facility on Abaco. This situation continues,
and now the situation has become even
more urgent as one of the private doctors
has now discontinued all after-hour emer-
gency care and is directing all after-hour
emergencies to the government clinic.
Over the past year I have had the op-
portunity to take four persons with broken
bones to seek medical attention in Marsh
Harbour. Because they were all visitors
and the incidents occurred after hours, we
have had no choice but to take them to the
government clinic.
As soon as you arrive at the clinic, the
doctor takes one look at the patient and
says "gotta go to Nassau." Can you believe
that the Marsh Harbour government clinic
does not have an X ray machine? Even
for a simple fracture there is nothing they
can do. I can understand for a major com-
pound or open fracture they might have to
be flown out but for a simple break?
If there was an X ray machine, simple
fractures could be fixed at the government
clinic. Many times there might not even be
a break but a bad sprain and for this reason
persons have to go to Nassau or Florida
to have an X-ray? Two private doctors in
Marsh Harbor have X ray machines so the


cost cannot be that high. Why are we back
in the dark ages?
I am sure there are other needs at the
clinic, but I think this would be a good
start. How can we continue to promote
ourselves as a top tourist destination when
not even the basic health care services are
available. Baker's Bay even has it in their
brochure that in the event of an emergency
at their property, their guests will be flown
by helicopter to the mini hospital in Marsh
Harbour. (the helicopter is another story!)
but what mini hospital are they referring
to?
During election time Abaco was prom-
ised a mini hospital in the FNM manifesto.
With the amount of tourist revenue that
Abaco generates I would think this would
be a priority. Edison? Hubert?
Troy Don Albury
Great Guana Cay
An appeal to support
Hope Town's pool
Dear Abaco Residents and Community
Pool Supporters:
It has been brought to my attention that
Elbow Cay Properties has been shoulder-
ing much of the burden of the increased
electrical cost to operate the community
pool. With this increasing debt, they have
made the decision to shut down the pool at
the end of the summer. As a contributor
to the pool I have no personal interest in
this venture other than the benefit to the
community.
I am writing this letter in hopes that the
deficit in financing for the pool lies in a
lack of understanding and communication.
The increase in power bills has affected ev-
eryone here and in the US. It is something
we can all understand. If this deficit is not
brought to the attention of the committee
and the community, the pool will be closed
to the detriment of the children of Abaco.
After seeing a couple of the swim meets,
I was inspired by the dedication of the kids
to be able to participate in a team sport,
something not widely available to them
here. The children compete as individu-
als, as members of a team AND for their
communities. Because they have this op-

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Conference showed uses of GIS technology


By Jennifer Hudson
The 2nd GIS User Conference was held
at the Abaco Beach Resort from November
19-21. The theme for this year's confer-
ence was Advancing GIS Technology One
Island at a Time. This is the first time the
conference has been held on Abaco; the ini-
tial conference was held last year on New
Providence. The conference was hosted by
the Bahamas National Geographic Informa-
tion Systems (BNGIS) Centre, Ministry of
the Environment, in collaboration with the
Local Government of Central Abaco. Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper played a role
in the organization of the conference and
acted as moderator. The primary objective
of the conference was "to provide a forum
for presentations on GIS related topics and
informational and educational opportuni-
ties for anyone in business, government or
the academic arena who is interested in the
use of GIS technology in and around the
Bahamas."
The Conference comprised a series of
presentations focusing on a range of sub-
jects of interest such as:
Overview of the Bahamas National
Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS)
Centre
Technology Spatial Data Infrastruc-
ture Improvement Project
Various presentation sessions by agen-



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cies that use GIS
November 19, the first day of the con-
ference, marked the celebration of GIS
Day. Ms. Antonique Sweeting, GIS Ana-
lyst, BNGIS Centre, in her welcome ad-
dress explained the meaning of GIS Day
and the purpose of the conference. "This is
a grass roots event celebrated by thousands
of people all over the world and formal-
izes the practice of GIS users opening their
doors to the public to showcase real world
applications of this important technology in
an effort to build vibrant GIS communities
throughout the world and in The Bahamas.
Persons are here from Abaco, New Provi-
dence and around The Bahamas to witness
the rise of the next GIS users in The Ba-
hamas".
Ms. Carolann Albury, Director of the
BNGIS Centre, stressed the need for minds
that think outside the box and are passion-
ate about the environment. She stated that
the Centre will continue to promote GIS
in the classroom and announced that as a
special part of the GIS Day celebration stu-
dents from Abaco schools who had taken
advantage of the opportunities to use GIS
in the classroom would be engaged in a
competition.
The keynote address for the first day
was given by Dr. Leon Higgs, Director
of Lifelong Learning at the Ministry of


Education and immediate past President of
the College of The Bahamas. "GIS is used
in many areas, has countless applications
and is a powerful tool," he told the group.
"You must take advantage of the oppor-
tunities to be exposed to the cutting edge
technology of GIS. This marks a special
occasion in the BGIS Centre in collabora-
tion with the Ministry of Education for ex-
ploring ways of advancing GPS. We must
ensure that the Bahamas has a trained work
force to take on increasing demands and
this will involve GIS."
Keynote speaker for the second day of
the conference was Ms. Carolann Albury,
who opened by expressing her pleasure in
having the Ministry of Education partner-
ing with the BNGIS especially as the focus
is on exposing teachers and students to use
GIS systems in the classroom. "Whatever
careers and dreams the students will fol-
low, they will be equipped with the nec-
essary skill sets and modern tools needed
to manage our world," she stated. Ms.
Albury went on to list the things we all
want in our great nation such as improved
water quality, protection of our maritime
borders, reduced crime in our neighbour-
hoods, improved land management, reduc-
tion in traffic congestion and improved
emergency services. GIS can help with all
of these national and global issues," she
informed.
Mrs. Albury continued, "GIS is no lon-
ger a luxury or a technology for specialists
but is in fact the tool of the 21st century
that supports the policy decision making
process. The Ministry of the Environment
is aware of the importance of GIS in The
Bahamas and knows that geospatial data is
essential for addressing the critical issues
of world leaders. It is evident that The Ba-


hamas has to catch up with the use of this
technology as an integral part of agencies'
workflow processes. We have started this
process by innovative work undertaken to
develop draft GIS legislation in collabora-
tion with over 40 governmental agencies as
well as those operating under the Ministry
of the Environment. Only GIS technology
allows you to store and manipulate infor-
mation using geography and to analyze
patterns, relationships and trends in that
information to help policy makers make
better decisions." Ms. Albury quoted the
Minister of State for the Environment, the
Hon. Phenton Neymour, who said, "To
make all this work we need to transform
the way we conduct business, we need to
break down the all too familiar barrier that
says, 'But we've always done it this way,'
and replace it with 'Let's make this hap-
pen.'"
In closing, Ms. Albury said that they
expect further feedback from principals,
teachers and students on how they envision
integrating GIS in existing curriculum for
further consideration.
Ms. Vinceia Coakley read a poem,
"GIS The Wave of the Future" which was
written by Valderez Miller. This was fol-
lowed by a presentation of awards by Mr.
Duane Miller of the BGNIS Centre. Musi-
cal interludes were provided by the Wesley
College Youth Band. A tour of the Map
Gallery and Exhibits in the Below Decks
rrom followed.
The remainder of the conference was
devoted to a series of varied presentation
sessions by agencies that use GIS.


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The Second GIS User Conference was held in Marsh Harbour on November 19 and 20.
The first day was devoted to working with high school students from three government
schools while the second day featured presenters who showed how the GIS system could
assist in many areas of government and private applications. Shown here are Senior Ad-
ministrator Cephas Cooper, who helped organize the conference, Mrs. Carolann Albury,
Director of the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems Centre, and Mrs.
Enid White Gardiner, moderator for part of the conference.



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Home Show boasted 20 companies


By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's first Home Show was held
on November 22 on the grounds of Faith
Convention Centre. Many people enjoyed
the first show of its kind here. The idea
for the show took root in the mind of Mrs.
LaSonya Missick, an employee at Scotia
Bank, way back in August, and she part-
nered with her uncle, Mr. Larry Williams,
owner of the Faith Convention Centre, to
bring the idea to fruition. She had been no-
ticing the number of home stores that there
are now in Marsh Harbour and that their
prices are good. "People have always liked
to shop in Florida and really had no aware-
ness of what is available locally," said


Bahamas Real Estate Association had a boot
mation for those wanting to purchase propert
its Multiple Listing Service and its other serv
are Mailin Sands, Margo Albury and Chris R


Mrs. Missick, who decided that she would
really like to showcase what the Abaco
home stores have to offer. "There is now a
bigger market because Abaco is growing,
and I wanted to give the economy a helping
hand," she added.
Twenty companies participated and
booths were set up both inside and outside
the building. In addition to the home-related
booths, the Scurvy Few raffled two child's
bicycles to raise funds for their Toys for
Tots programme and there were also din-
ners and desserts on sale. A bouncy castle
provided enjoyment for the little ones and
the New Entry Band came at four o'clock
to bring an air of festivity to the occasion.
In order to bring in
the crowds there were
Pp drawings for some
very nice prizes every
hour and a beautiful ta-
ble by Abaco Marble
and Granite valued at
$2,995 was also being
S raffled. Anyone buy-
,i i ing a $10 dinner ticket
was eligible to enter a
drawing for a $1,000
giveaway to be spent
with any of the vendors
at the show.
Booths were varied,
touching on all areas
of home ownership.
Abaco Hardware's
booth really covered
everything from paints,
Stools and appliances to
h that gave infor- a wide variety of at-
y. They explained tractive home d6cor
ices. Shwon here products such as lin-
oberts. ens, bedding and many
ens, bedding and many


accoutrements for the home.
Standard Hardware also had a
large assortment of paints and
tools on display including some
very large table saws and even a
cement mixer. The Paint Place
was advertising a large range
of Benjamin Moore paints and
Abaco Stereo had a whole area
designated to large appliances.
Companies displaying fine
furnishings were Buttonwood
Furniture whose major piece
was a king size bed beautifully

Please see Home Show
Page 11


The children were not forgotten at Abaco's Home Show.
Cotton candy was a popular snack while a bouncing casle
entertained them. Lots of good food and drinks were avail-
able to keep people happy while they shopped.


Abaco Hardware had a large outdoor display that included appliances, housewares and
linens as well as tools, equipment and diving supplies. Browsers and shoppers could
examine the merchandise at their leisure.


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Christmas Eve Celebration
Choose between a Family Style Dinner or A La Carte Menu
Featuring: Champagne "Specials"
Family Style Dinner: Select from Pineapple glazed Ham or
Oven Roasted Turkey with sides
Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm 8:30 pm
Special Guest: Santa will appear
Price for Family Style Dinner: $29.95 per adult; $14.95 per child
(Does not include gratuity)
Advance Reservations Recommended

Christmas Day Celebration
Christmas Grand Buffet -Anglers Restaurant
Featuring: Complimentary Champagne or Wine Toast
Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Appetizer: Cream of Conch Soup
Salad: Caesar Salad
Entree: Coconut Dolphin Carved Turkey Sliced Ham
Steamship of Round Beef with sides
Dessert: Yuletide Log and Rum Cake
rice: $39.95 per adult; 19.95 per child (does not include gratuities)
Advance Reservations Recommended

SNew Year's Eve Celebration
Two seatings for this event
1st seating- 5:30 pm 7:30 pm
New Year's Eve Family Dinner Anglers Restaurant
Featuring a limited A La Carte Menu
Entertainment by
I Gary McDonald of The Impact Band
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New Year's Eve Dinner & Show
2nd seating 8:30 pm to Midnight Anglers Restaurant
Featuring Complimentary Split Champagne
Entertainment by The Impact Band with a
Salute to Motown
Menu: Choose one item from each course
Soup: Lobster Bisque or Chilled Strawberry
Appetizer: Abaco Crab Cake "Rush" or Bruscetta: diced
tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, basil and olive oil
served on toasted baguettes
Salad: Fresh Spinach Salad with a warm Bacon Vinaigrette or
Stacked Caprese: Buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil
Entree: Surf n' Turf (Filet & Lobster) served with
Duchess Potatoes and fresh vegetables or
Rack of Lamb served with Saffron Risotto and fresh vegetables
Dessert: Cherries Jubilee Flambe
Price: $250 per couple (gratuities included)
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New Year's Day Celebration
Recovery Champagne Brunch
Featuring a M A S H Theme Party
Includes: One complimentary "Mimosa" or "Bloody Mary"
Entertainment by Pianist and Vocalist Stephen Colebrook
Buffet Price: $23.95 per adult; 11.95 per child
(Does not include gratuities)
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First Home Show was big success


Home Show From Page 10
covered with exquisite bedding and cosy
throws, and Fine Living showing a variety
of attractive smaller scale furniture and
home d6cor items. Owner Colette Bootle
had catalogues on hand from which per-
sons can order pieces with a delivery time
of only two weeks since she does not have
room in her small shop to display larger
items. Island Petals surprised me as, in
addition to their small home d6cor pieces
they have been known for, they also had
on display a beautiful and very comfort-
able overstuffed couch.
I discovered that they
now have expanded
premises which enables
them to sell larger piec-
es of furniture. Round-
ing out the furnishings
section was Abaco
Carpet.
For those persons
planning to build or
wishing to remodel
their kitchen, the
Kitchen Closets &
More booth had many
designs and colours to
choose from. Delivery
takes about four to six
weeks and installa-
tion will be completed
in two days. Also for
those planning to build,
some very interesting
and valuable informa-
tion was available at Standard Hardwc
the Bahamas Foam show many powet
Insulation booth. In- strate the equipm,
sulation has a major


impact on the health, energy efficiency and
comfort of a home. The Icynene Insulation
System which is now available on Abaco
is healthier, quieter and more energy ef-
ficient than some other kinds of insulation.
A demonstration by the BFI mobile van
was given during the show.
Wonderland Gardens Nursery was
there to take care of anyone's landscaping
desires with a wide variety of attractive
plants both large and small.
Anyone interested in purchasing land
or a home would have found the BREA
(Bahamas Real Estate Association) booth


ire, with a large booth outside, was able to
r tools. Distributors were on hand to demon-
ent and tools.


helpful. It was manned
throughout the show
by a roster of BREA
members who were
there to educate people
on what BREA is and
also on what their Mul-
tiple Listing Agreement
means. There were
many photographs
showing samples of
affordable properties
offered throughout
Abaco within different
price ranges with lot
prices starting as low
as $20,000 and homes
within the $250,000 to
$350,000 price range.
Insurance is a very One of the spec
important consider- that give a $1000
ation for home own- dise from any of
ers and there to advise raffle tickets cam,
and take care of those ner was Tiffinee
needs were Colina In- hart, whose daug
surance and British
American which also arranges mortgages.
Banks on hand to offer complete banking
services were Commonwealth Bank and
Scotiabank.
Providing fun for kids was Characters
for Kids. This company, which hosts par-
ties, youth and promotional events, has six
characters for rent and a host of novelty
items. Two of their characters were at the


ial features of the Home Show was the raffle
) voucher to the winner to purchase merchan-
the companies represented at the show. The
e with the purchase of a $10 dinner. The win-
Poitier shown above with Mr. Sonnith Lock-
'hter drew the winning tickets

home show thrilling the kids who were
able to have their photograph taken with
the characters.
This first very successful annual Aba-
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many and Mrs. Missick said that she in-
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North Abaco Cheers for One Bahamas


Students from various schools in North
Abaco recently welcomed the One Baha-
mas celebration to the region with cheers,
music and excitement at a pep rally at the
S. C. Bootle High School.
"This ceremony that we held was one of
the most impressive and successful that I
have ever been involved in," former Gov-
ernor General of The Bahamas and One
Bahamas Chairman, Sir Orville Turnquest,
said at the event. "The children were really
wonderful. The way they performed, the
way they reacted, I think it was a wonder-
ful, wonderful occasion really in the spirit
of what One Bahamas is all about."
One Bahamas committee members,
stakeholders and organisers came from
New Providence and Grand Bahama for
the event on Abaco.
"This is the best response that we had


in all the islands," said first Bahamian
Olympic Gold medalist and One Bahamas
Co-Director, Sir Durward Knowles. "All
due respect to Freeport, Grand Bahama,
the children showed more enthusiasm
than I have seen in my life. Really, it is
so encouraging to see the enthusiasm they
had."
Senior Assistant Secretary at the Minis-
try of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ricardo
Deveaux, added that the young people of
North Abaco were "truly outstanding" in the
presentation and acceptance of the One Ba-
hamas concept. "As a representative of the
Ministry, we were proud to see the young
people of Abaco turn out for this ceremony
and really display what One Bahamas is all
about," he said. "I believe that if this is any
indication of what is to come, I think we are
in a good stead in this country."


"Given what they presented to us to-
day, it is obvious that they understand the
One Bahamas concept," added Executive
Director of the One Bahamas Foundation.
Ms. Patricia Francis. "It's about under-
standing that no matter where we are in
this country, we are all one, we can live
and work together and we recognise on
whose shoulders we stand upon as we rise
and go forward."
Several students in attendance said they
not only learned more about the importance
of a united Bahamas, they also appreciated
the visit from "living legends" to their is-
land. "They took a day out of their busy
life to come speak to us and that makes


me feel excited," Chelsea Bowe, head girl
at Cooper's Town Primary School. "The
islands of The Bahamas must stay united
even if they are separated by water," she
added when asked what she learned for the
event.
Fellow schoolmate Deonte Pritchard
added that it made him feel extra special
that the One Bahamas representatives came
to the island.
S. C. Bootle High School senior Kris-
tie Russell said she felt that the celebra-
tion was a time for teachers, students and
the North Abaco public at large to come
Please see Celebration Page 13


The former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest, reviewed the honour guard of S. C.
Bootle High School students on his arrival at the school for a One Bahamas celebration.
He organized the annual event in the mid 1990s to bring all young people together. He
was very impressed with the response and enthusiasm the group received from the young
people of North Abaco. Students from six schools attended the celebration.





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The official One Bahamas group attending the celebration at S.C. Bootle High School
are shown here. They are William Curry, Chief Councillor of Green Turtle Cay District;
Freddie Munnings, a prominent musician from Nassau; Sir Orville Turnquest, former
Governor General and Co-director of One Bahamas; Mr. Churchill Knowles-Tener,
Chairman of the Grand Bahama Sports Council; Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent; Mr. Cecil Thompson, Deputy Director of Education and Co-chairperson
for the One Bahamas Committee; Sir Durward Knowles, Co-director of One Bahamas
and first Bahamian Olympic Gold medalist; Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator
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North Abaco hosts One Bahamas celebration


Celebration From Page 12
together and celebrate unity. "And I am
very, very pleased that they chose northern
Abaco to have this event," she said. "I feel
that my classmates have learned a whole
lot from this event, seeing that it is very
important, and we have learned the impor-
tance of being united."
Fellow senior Ivanisha Russell added
that she liked to see so many different
schools in attendance and hoped that events
such as One Bahamas could happen again
soon in North Abaco.
Amy Roberts Primary school sixth-
grader Tyler Schreack said that he learned
that everybody is "one family" and it does
not matter what colour a person happens


to be. "We all come from one country,"
he added.
"We can come from all over the world,
and we can still live as one since we are
all here in The Bahamas," S. C. Bootle
High principal Huel Moss said. "That is
the message that I hope my students get
and that is what we push here as part of our
whole overall objective and philosophy."
Treasure Cay Primary school sixth-
grader Johnny Agusde said that he learned
that "all of us are one." "You could be
any colour and all of us could be friends,
not enemies," he said. "We must all be
kind to each other."
"We are so happy to see the response
that we got here today and it is so encour-
aging to us," Sir Durward said.


Anthonique Cooper, a student of S.C.
Bootle High School, sang a song, You Are
My Hero, specifically for Sir Durward
Knowles. He was very impressed and re-
warded her with a hug shown above.
Sir Orville said he wanted the students
to understand that they are the future of
The Bahamas and that, if The Bahamas
continues as "One Bahamas," they must
do all that they can to learn all they can in
school, live together in harmony and obey


the laws of the country. "Against that kind
of background, they could have the ambi-
tion to succeed in becoming whatever they
want to be because they are the future lead-
ers of this county. The leaders must come
from them," Sir Orville said.

One Bahamas From Page 1

present to always remember what it is to be
a Bahamian and not to forget their roots.
He reminded the children that regardless
of color, race or creed our nationality is
what unites us as one and that we all have
the same rights and answer to the same
laws. He was serenaded with the song You
Are My Hero sung by Adeena Cooper, a
student of S.C. Bootle High. Sir Durward
presented DVD's of his autobiography to
all the schools represented.
The celebrations will leave memories in
the minds of all who attended. The service
was extraordinary, informative and unique,
a wonderful celebration. The students were
enthusiastic and enjoyed the event.


Students from five schools in North Abaco and Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour
gathered for the One Bahamas celebration. Each school contributed entertainment. Here
students of S.C. Bootle performed a lively dance.


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December 15, 2008


Police arrested five suspects in murder


Murder From Page 1
tomer with groceries home. When he re-
turned, his son was dead.
According to witnesses the two masked
men entered the store and struck the victim
on his head, then shot him in his back as he
attempted to flee, according to a witness.





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He was attempting to run to the back of the
store when he was shot.
Three suspects from New Providence
and two from Abaco were arrested less
than 24 hours later while trying to char-
ter a plane to leave Abaco. They were
charged with murder in New Providence
on December 2nd and held without bail.


The case was moved to New Providence
for arraignment because of concern for the
safety of those arrested and the officers in
Abaco.
Police charged a minor, aged 17, and
Lavardo Leon Rahming, both of New
Providence with murder. Police also
charged Rahming, Dario Silbert Mills, 22,
of Dundas Town, Jermaine Russell, 30,
of Nassau and the 17-year-old minor of
Nassau with conspiracy to commit armed
robbery, conspiring to cause the death of
Strachan and receiving $981 of the store's
cash. Rahming and the minor are accused
of possessing an unlicensed firearm and
ammunition. They had a 9mm handgun
and a .38 handgun as well as ammunition
for both weapons. There will be a prelim-
inary inquiry to see if there is sufficient
evidence for the case to go to the Supreme
Court. The case will be heard on January
16, 2009.
The fifth person arrested, Calvin Edge-


combe, Jr. of Spring City, was in the hos-
pital at the time of the arraignment but is
expected to be arraigned when he is re-
leased from the hospital.
The 17-year-old suspect in the case is
also a suspect in two other murders and
several attempted murders in New Provi-
dence.
Police are asking all businesses to be
vigilant and aware of their surroundings.
They said not to take anything for granted
and to increase security measures through-
out the day.
Police said this was the first murder on
Abaco for the year and 72nd for the coun-
try.


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their grief. The police arrested five young men the next day and held them temporarily at
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200 people, the next night. The men were taken to Nassau so no further incident could
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By Mirella Santillo
On November 22nd a huge tent was set
in front of the government clinic grounds
to accommodate a group of approximately
60 people who met early that day to par-
ticipate in a health seminar on Chronic
Non-Communicable Diseases. The semi-
nar focused "on disease prevention and
good health promotion," according to the
nursing officer in charge, Ms. Antoinette
Cumberbatch,
The day started early in the morning
with a walk from the clinic to the airport.


By Michelle Mikula
North Abaco will experience its share
of festivities during the Yuletide season
when a Christmas Celebration is staged
at the Ball Park in Treasure Cay on De-
cember 22nd.
This event which will begin at 6 p.m.
will have all the trappings of a Bahamian
Christmas that will be pleasing to the en-
tire family. Food, games, crafts, toys,
gift items and entertainment will be in
abundance. The vibrant sounds of cow-
bells, horns and goat skin drums will be
blended in a colourful Junkanoo parade
that is very much an important part of


Upon their return to the clinic, partici-
pants had their vital signs taken including
weight, height and waist measurement to
determinate their body mass and tests were
administered to verify the participants'
blood pressure, blood sugar and choles-
terol levels. Some people with abnormally
high readings were sent inside to be treated
immediately by the attending nurses. Some
were asked to come back the following
week for more intensive investigation.
The participants were then treated to
chicken sauce, wheat bread, water and real


Christmas celebrations in the Bahamas.
The event will become even brighter
and cheerful for those in attendance when
the world famous Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Marching and Pop Bands take cen-
ter stage with their performances and the
lighting of the Christmas tree, which will
be beautifully decorated and remained lit
throughout the holidays.
Coordinators are encouraging locals
and visitors to be a part of this joyful
event that is intended to put all in the
Christmas spirit. For further information
on this event, please contact the Abaco
Tourist Office at 367-3067.


fruit juice with no sugar added be-
fore being instructed on what were
the signs and symptoms of the dis-
eases they were covering and be-
ing lectured on the importance of a
healthy diet.
The coordinator, Mrs. Margaret
Daxon, a nursing officer from Nas-
sau, who with two members of the
Diabetic Research Institute, made a
presentation on the various types of
diabetes, the treatments available
and the complications. They urged
people with diabetes to take special
care of their feet as poor circulation
associated with diabetes often create
serious problems in the lower limbs.
Mr
There was a representative from
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with one-on-one talks. While family mem-
bers were being checked, kids enjoyed a
bouncing castle.
Many local businesses sponsored the
event with food donations made by several
stores. A pharmaceutical company from


s. Margaret Daxon, a nursing officer from
ssau, spoke at the health seminar put on
the Marsh Harbour government clinic. She
cussed diabetes, giving advice on diet and
ilthy living habits.
Nassau donated the screening supplies. Dr.
B. Swarna, Nurse Friday Epka and several
nurses participated in the event.
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Phase II in Central Pines is now ready


Housing From Page 2
still has to have routine Town Planning ap-
proval.
The Minister insisted that while prepar-
ing the next lots for construction as many
native trees as possible were to be left
standing. The Minister said all govern-
ment-constructed homes will now include
landscaping.
It is interesting to note that the cost of
the original lots in Spri ng City were sold
to the old timers for $.02 per square foot
as a reward for there patience and perse-
verance.
Several lots at the entrance of the settle-
ment have been reserved for commercial
use that will make Spring City a nearly self
sufficient township.


Central Pines has 94 lots
in Phase II available
Minister for Housing, the Hon. Ken-
neth Russell, announced that Phase II of
the Central Pines Subdivision in Dundas
Town is completed and that residents could
now purchase lots there. Focusing on the
Central Pines II Subdivision, the Minis-
ter encouraged residents to apply now to
the Ministry of Housing's office in Marsh
Harbour for the new lots.
"There aren't really many lots here.
There are 94 lots and my understanding is
that we have more than 100 persons wait-
ing to purchase 94 lots. So we can see the
94 lots going in a matter of weeks because
the people say they are ready and have
their money." he said.
Mr. Russell announced that the Ministry
has started developing a new 200-acre sub-


division in the Murphy Town area as well.
According to the Housing Minister, the
original Central Pines Subdivision still has
another 50 lots that are available for sale
and as soon as all the lots are disposed off
the Ministry will begin to look at a Phase III
expansion in the Central Pines Subdivision.
Commenting on the demand for housing
in Abaco, Mr. Russell said, "It is great.
In fact, we did not know how great it was
until we decided to build houses in Spring
City." He said there is currently a demand
for houses in northern Abaco, particularly
in places like Crown Haven, Fox Town
and Cooper's Town. While Abaco is a
thriving island and the economy is great,
there are still some persons in low income
or middle income brackets. These are the
ones we cater to, they are the ones we are
trying to ensure get a piece of the rock and
get a home for themselves and their fam-
ily," he said.
Mr. Russell confirmed that the lots in
Central Pines II have all services available
including paved roads, water and electric-
ity. Central Pines, he said, is about 500
acres in size. "The subdivision as designed
by us has areas in it that are zoned for single


family residences, duplexes and multi-fam-
ily; and in this case there is some commer-
cial zoning also, and some playgrounds.
We are also zoning for a church. While in
the original Central Pines the zoning areas
were not adhered to, we will seek to avoid
that this time. We will work with the Local
Government Town Planning Board here in
Marsh Harbour to ensure that they have all
the information, they know where duplex
lots are, they know where the single-family
lots are and they know where the church
and commercial areas are.
The average cost of the lots in the Cen-
tral Pines Subdivision is between $14,000
and $18,000 with the minimum size of the
lots being 10,000 square feet. The cost is
$1.75 per square foot. The original cost
was $.95 per square foot when the lots
were first offered. But costs of putting in
the infrastructure have gone up and gov-
ernment needs to cover its costs so that the
money can be used later to develop subdi-
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Felicia Latura Pritchard, 21, of Cedar
Harbour died in Cedar Harbour on No-
vember 28.
She is survived by her daughters Livia
Brown and Marcie Moxey; father Michael
Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted mother Gwen-
dolyn Bain; stepmother Vivenne Pritchard;
sisters Alicia and Catherine Martin, Madea
Williams, Makenna and Makayla Pritchard,
Fenicia Cornish, Suzette Molly, Ingrid and
Ericka Bain; brothers David Johnson, Ron-
denero, Serrano and Michael Pritchard Jr.,
Stephen Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond
Munnings, Clarence and Frederick Bain;
nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral for Cecil Alexander Forbes,
61, of Treasure Cay and formerly of Wood
Cay, was held on December 7 at Full Gos-
pel Assembly God in Treasure Cay. Rev.
Patrick Paul and Rev. Stafford Symonette
officiated assisted by Bishop Clifford Hen-
field. Interment followed in the Treasure
Cay Community Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Olive Forbes;
children Cecile Forbes, Deneisha Emile,
Lynn, Toyin, Rayan, Travan and Chris-
hantie; adopted children John McIntosh,
Samantha Duverney, Charmaine Bootle
and Monique Laing; grandchildren Miguel,
Raven and Zahara; adopted grandchildren
Miranda, Tanya, Judah, Maygan, Raveyn,
Elijah; great-grandchild Asia; son-in-law
Levar Emile; adopted sons-in-law Lou-
bert Duverney, Clifton Bootle and Tyrone
Laing; adopted daughter-in-law Lorinda
McIntosh; adopted sisters Roselyn Rus-
sell, Marica Roberts, Marilyn Cornish and
Orita Munroe; sisters-in-law Evelyn Hen-
field, Sheila and Gail Sands, Deborahmae
Douglas, Vernette Saunders, Michelle,
Janet, Cheryl and Tracey Sands; brothers-


in-law Ruel Smith, Bishop
field, Charles, Kevin, Sidne
Michael Sands, Tony Dougl
Saunders; adopted brother
"Benny" Russell and Vernal
Muriel Forbes; aunts-in-law
burn, Geraldine Cooper and
burn; uncle-in-law Arnold H
and nephews including Jenn
Tiffany, Sanfa, Neil, Jewel
Pratt, Mizpah McIntosh, Ma
sha Douglas, Nekera and Nen
Lt. Darren Henfield, Gen
Sheinrece Rolle, Tremis San
derson, Alonzo Williams, Sa
Inez and Taran Maynard, Viti
vis and Micheala Sands, Dem
Evanya and Taj Roberts; ar
relatives and friends.
The funeral for Alexandi
76, of Cooper's Town was hi
ber 6th at the Church Of G
Bishop Archilus Cooper offi
by Bishop Cedric Bullard a
isters. Interment followed
Cemetery in Cooper's Town
He is survived by his wife
sons Hector Sr., Freeland, E
Alexander Jr. and Joshua Ro
Oseta Cartwright, Deborah (
Edgecombe, Monica Murra
der, Gertrude Bullard, Beth
Sheleke Brown, Paulette Hep
Saunders; adopted children
and George McIntosh; br
Rolle; sister Reva Colebroo
dren Ludwig, Luthana and
wright, Lavina McIntosh, Lc
Niki, Tosheba, Hector Jr. an
Tori, Sherise, Shakara ar
Rolle, Fatima Parker, Char
lene, Chauncey, Cordero


3anzuilqf. andJ3

Clifford Hen- Cooper, Latanya, Eugene Jr., Larado,
;y, Sultan and Decota and Nicole Rolle, Alexander III,
las, Nehemiah Aliesha, Precious, Junique, Jewel and Juda
s-in-law Eric Rolle, Marine Seaman Javano Edgecombe,
Cornish; aunt Jenice and Jacquelle Edgecombe, Dennis,
Danilia Hep- Daliesha, Moniqua, Makiva, Deangela,
Modina Hep- Deangelo and Dan Murray, Bariesha, He-
epburn; nieces liesha, Shomel, Brittany and Baranda Pin-
ifer Saunders, der, Trunise, Troy, Tereka, Timothy and.
and Zhivargo Tamara Bullard, Bethsheba, Roberto and
ark and Lakei- Robyn Darville, Kevin Hepburn Jr., Wal-
nara Saunders, ternique and Brianna Saunders; nephews;
ova Wilmore, nieces; sons-in-law Charles Cooper, Jenson
ids, Stacy An- Edgecombe, Debreth Murray, Barry Pin-
ibrina Sawyer, der, Bishop Cedric Bullard, Robert Dar-
o Russell, Tra- ville, Petty Officer Corey Brown, Kevin
ietrius Russell, Hepburn, Walter Saunders; daughters-
id many other in-law Sharon, Lavanne and Judy Rolle;
grandsons-in-law Calton McIntosh, Kyle
er Rolle, Sr., Knowles, Oswald Parker; granddaughter-
eld on Decem- in-law Cindy Rolle; brothers-in-law James
3od Cathedral. Colebrooke, Eric Russell, Everette, Al-
ciated assisted bert, ASP Welbourne, Drexel Bootle, Ler-
nd other min- man McIntosh Sr., Gary Hudson, Ornold
in the Public Cornish; sisters-in-law Joyce Rolle, Geleta
Armbrister, Ruthmae McIntosh, Melvern
Isabella Rolle; Cornish, Donna Hudson, Melrose, Lan-
iugene Sr. and tamae, Eleanor and Manuleta Bootle; god


olle; daughters
Cooper, Rosie
y, Helen Pin-
seba Darville,
)burn, Isabella
Lington Rolle
*other Nathan
ke; grandchil-
Lakita Cart-
orell Knowles,
id Tyler Rolle,
id Freelander
les Jr., Char-
and Danielle


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children Maxwell Rolle, Rodney Laroda,
Jewel, Alricia and Garth McIntosh, Sta-
cey Sands; and many other relatives and
friends.
Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom, widow of
the late Ros-
cow N, Py-
from, went
to her Lord
Sunday, 7
December,
while sur-
rounded by
their loving
daughters,
Chgarlotter Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom
Charlotte
Pyfrom, Rosalie Pyfrom, Frances Sakach,
and Catherine Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom is also
survived by their grandchildren, Christina
Halliday, Jeffrey Halliday, Jennifer Hal-
liday and Christina Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom
had been hospitalized at JFK Medical Cen-
ter, Atlantis, West Palm Beach. Funeral
arrangements will be announced at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, donations are re-
quested in her memory to Christ Church
Cathedral, P.O. Box N653, Nassau, Ba-
hamas.


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Letters From Page 8
portunity, perhaps one day a young Aba-
conian will be able to compete for their
nation. That would really be something to
be proud of!
The benefits of this community effort go
far beyond the obvious. The residents of
the out islands get together for a positive
purpose. The children swim with the en-
tire community cheering them on no mat-
ter how well they finish. What a wonderful
way for a community to come together.
What a wonderful way for a kid to see how
much their community cares about them, a
public show of support for all of the young
people. What a memory, what an esteem
builder.
Yes, there is water all around, who
needs a pool? But how many inter-island
swim meets did you see in the harbours?
Hope Town could be like so many other
islands of the Bahamas with yet another


failed project in its midst due to lack of
community support. Certainly, no one
would be surprised.
For those of you whose ego would like
to see the pool project fail, please consider
that this failure reflects on all of Abaco no
matter what your opinion. If any nation
should hold as a priority the value of their
water resources, it would be an island na-
tion like The Bahamas. I am amazed that
the priorities of the community do not lie
with ensuring that ALL the children in
Abaco can swim and can learn to enjoy the
water.
On a more personal note if the residents
of Abaco and of Hope Town do not see the
benefits of this project, it certainly is of no
benefit to me personally. I believe it is a
worthwhile endeavor and I know that many
children have already learned to swim and
have benefitted from the pool. I have elect-
ed to remain an anonymous donor because
I have no interest in notoriety. I love this


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place and the people here. If you choose to
let this project go, it will be disappointing;
but it is certainly your choice as a commu-
nity. The intention of this letter is to insure
that the community is aware of this situ-
ation and can make an informed decision
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Central Abaco News


Wine Experience 2008
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's first annual Wine Experience
was held under the marquee at the Abaco
Beach Resort on December 5. This Grand
Wine Tasting event was organized by the
Burns House Group and over 40 wines
from all of the major wine growing regions
of the world were featured.
Eight tables were laid out each manned
by a member of the Burns House Group
and each table held a different variety of
wine: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio,


Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling,
Sparkling Wine/Champagne, various reds
and blends. Many popular names were on
display such as Louis Jadot, Kedall Jack-
son, Jacob's Creek, Frogs Leap, Masi, Jo-
seph Phelps, Cavit, and Tattinger as well
as some of the lesser known producers.
There was something to suit everyone with
prices ranging from very affordable to the
more pricey.
Wines could be purchased at the Burns
House Wine Shop in the marquee for a 30
percent discount and anyone purchasing


wines was eligible for a drawing for a gift
basket of wines. Graycliff signature cigars
were also on sale.
Several persons from the Burns House
Group in Nassau were on hand to assist
and were rather surprised at the low turnout
for the event on Abaco. The Wine Experi-
ence had previously been held in Nassau
at the Sheraton Cable Beach where more


than 300 people attended and in Freeport at
the Westin Our Lucaya where there were
more than 100. On Abaco numbers did not
even reach the 50 mark. However, those
that did attend appeared to thoroughly en-
joy the event. The organizers say that they
will try it here again next year and hope for
larger numbers.


Abaco's first Wine Experience was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was enjoyed by peo-
ple in Central Abaco. This was an event of Burns House Group that holds similar events
in Nassau and Freeport. Shown above are Brian Thompson, Kendy Anderson, Cassandra
Hardy, Wynsome Ferguson, Nicki Ferguson and Oman Forbes.


BEC held a training course on the maintenance and operation of their diesel engines,
both large and small. Shawn Miller from Nassau was the technical trainer who worked
with Leonardo Moxey, assistant manager of generation on Abaco. Eight employees took
the five-day course. Included were lessons in diesel engine theory as well as hands-on
practical experience. Equipment studied ranged from diesel engines in pick-up trucks and
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BAIC offered
shell craft class
By Mirella Santillo
The second Shell Jewelry Class of the year,
sponsored by Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation, ended on December 5th. On that
day the 16 ladies from Murphy Town and Dun-
das Town who attended the class taught by Mrs.
Lovely Reckley met for a last time to complete the
creations they had started and display their inven-
tory.


During the ten-day course Mrs. Reckley taught
her students how to utilise shells for decorating
and creating objects. She showed them how to do
macrame knots that they used to make necklaces
and bracelets.
For some such as Mrs. Elizabeth Cornish, who
decorated mirrors and made some napkins holders,
it was a first time class. Others such as Ms. Judith
Nesbitt attended most of arts and craft classes of-
Please see Central Page 26


Sixteen ladies of Central Abaco took a course on making crafts and jewelry with shells.
The course was offered by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation and was
taught by Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour. The beginners learned the basics of shell
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Central From Page 25
fered by BAIC. New comers or veterans,
they all said they enjoyed the class, learnt
a lot and thought Mrs. Reckley was an ex-
cellent teacher. She paid a lot of attention
to her students working with each of them
checking on how they were doing, correct-
ing or advising.
Besides the usual mirror or picture frame
decoration, there were a lot of innovative


creations such as business cards holders,
candle holders and condiment dishes made
of locally found shells. Other creations were
made with store-bought shells and supports
such as hair combs, napkin holders, shell
balls or brooch. Mrs. Owanta McDonald
added pearls to the shells. Mrs. Amanda
Davis used brightly colored nail polish to
enhance the shells. Many had used large
conch shells to make lamps and some had
made shell sculptures. There was even a


Baker's employees donated to needy
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turtle made of a large cowrie and smaller
bleeding teeth for fins, head and tails.
The evening ended with refreshments
prepared by the students and the presenta-
tion of a perfume set gift to Mrs. Reckley.
There will be an award ceremony for
the attendants of both classes (the first one
took place in late spring) in the new year.

New Businesses
Siaha's Jerk Pit and Restaurant
By Samantha V. Evans
The week of November l1th Oswald
Nixon, the owner of Siaha's Jerk Pit and
Restaurant, opened his restaurant next to
Shell Gas station in Dundas Town. For the
past five years Mr. Nixon operated from
a trailer in the same spot but decided to
expand the business into a full restaurant.
The restaurant specializes in all Bahamian
cuisine including down home dishes includ-
ing desserts like grandma used to make.


They cook all types of jerk dishes includ-
ing pork, chicken, fish, and conch. They
also offer crawfish pasta, ginger lemonade
and other specialty drinks. They cater to
private functions and to schools upon re-
quest. The phone number at the restaurant
is 367-2605. The store hours are Tuesday
through Thursdat 12 noon to 8 p.m. and
Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 10 p.m.
They are closed on Sunday and Monday.
Nails by Iris
By Samantha V. Evans
Students have an opportunity to get their
nails professionally prepared at a discount-
ed price at Nails by Iris. Located in Cathe-
rine's Beauty Salon a few doors down from
the Island Bakery, Iris specializes in sculp-
tured nails, pedicures and manicures. Iris
is not new to this profession and is proud
to be back offering the best nail service on
the island. She can be contacted for an ap-
pointment by calling 442-7103.


Maxwell's building is underway


Simone Bowe organized a drive with the employees of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club
to contribute food and clothing items to families in need. This was in answer to a plea
by Heal Our Land as its supplies were running low. Shown here are Pastor Earlin Bail-
lou and Mrs. Joan Baillou, both counselors with Heal Our Land; Mrs. Cleola Pinder,
Secretary of Heal Our Land; Ms. Simone Bowe, Director HR and Training with Baker's
Bay; Mrs. Kathleen Knowles, President of Heal Our Lnad; and Dr. Livingston Marshall,
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Construction at Abaco Central

High School shows progress


Two new buildings are under construction at Abaco Central High School. This shows th
new administration building that will have offices for the principal and vice princiapl,
reception area, student sick bay, staff lounge, rest rooms and a kitchenette. It is beinA
constructed by Jones Construction Co. Ltd and is expected to be completed early in th
spring. This replaces an administration building that was burned down three years ago.


By Jennifer Hudson
November 27th was celebrated as Cus-
tomer Appreciation Day at Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation. In order to say thank
you to its customers, the Abaco office was
giving out bags of fresh fruit which proved
very popular. According to Executive Sec-
retary, Mrs. Beverley Archer, the corpo-
ration decided, instead of the normal food
spread, to give away bags of fresh fruit in
keeping with its theme of health and safety.
Customer Appreciation Day brought to a
climax Health and Safety Month which
had been observed throughout November
by BTC. Although observed in previous
years in Nassau, this was the first year that
the Abaco office has joined in. Events were
e held at the Marsh Harbour office.
a Nurse Sears from the Marsh Harbour
g Government Clinic was present on two of
e the days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to do free
blood pressure checks which, according
Sto Mrs. Archer, were very well attended.
Customers found to have blood pressure


problems were given medical advice.
Another very popular event was the
Portable Fire Extinguisher Training by
Sgt. Johnson of the Police/Fire Depart-
ment assisted by Mr. Danny Sawyer from
the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. "Many people have portable fire
extinguishers in their home in case of an
emergency, and yet we found that few
know how to use them," said Mrs. Archer.
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Uiwoin... Protection does not require


By J.F. Hedden
The subject of the environment and eco-
logical health always remains a priority
topic in my mind, but I would certainly not
categorise myself as an earth angel.
As development takes place anywhere
in the world there is a trade off between
the economy, earnings and profits. To date
the environment has usually taken a back
seat to financial benefits. Recently, how-
ever, more consciousness has been devoted
to the implementation of environmentally
thoughtful designs and concepts in propos-
als for developmental projects.
Some of these have been genuine and
for Abaco, the Schooner Bay development
seems to be making a serious attempt to
conserve space, resources, the natural her-
itage and also traditional construction de-
signs. This for a Bahamian project is both
unusual and innovative.
Conversely, we have other proposals
which seem to promote environmental con-
sciousness through rhetoric only, with no
real commitment to the conservation of our
heritage, be it historical or natural. One
such has been the Valencia Group proposal
for the Hole-in-the-Wall peninsula.
Others, of course, have sought to take
advantage of public lands, obtaining them
for a mere nominal valuation on their true
worth. These include Winding Bay and the
apparently defunct Snake Cay project.
Public perceptions and opinions have
been rigorously expressed over some, and
the Elbow Cay residents have voiced very
loudly over the Joe's Cay proposal, with
the apparent resulting success of a scaled
down construction programme waiting to
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Of course, the subject of protectione- Now a move is afoot sponsored by the
comes uppermost in the minds of the en- National Trust (BNT) and implemented by
vironmentalists, and the need to conserve Friends of the Environment (FOE) to turn
and reserve areas of Abaco close to the set- the whole of the creek systems from Snake
elements used extensively for leisure pur- Cay to O'Neil's Creek into a national park
poses most dominant. It would appear to because it holds so much as a marine re-
me that over the last few years opposition source. This immediately brings several
to development has taken place for almost questions to mind which neither BNT or
every piece of coastline around the Sea of FOE have managed to answer yet. But as
Abaco, including the offshore smaller cays usual I must be slower than most. The main
and islands. Some in my mind are valid, question is "Why does this area need to be-
case in point, come a national park? Sure, it needs to be
The creek system behind Cherokee maintained and "protected from rampant
settlement, known as O'Neil's Creek, has anchor project development," but park sta-
been abused and over exploited for many tus is not going to guarantee any greater
years, mainly by the good people of Cher- protection than does exist now.
okee and Casuarina Point with some assis- Another question that comes to mind
tance from those of more distant habitat. is How many of these protectionists have
Illegal netting, use of spears and compres- actually traversed the cay road running
sors, harvesting of rollers (baby conch) and through O'Neil's Creek and ending up on
the like have decimated marine populations the edge of the Bight of Old Robinson?
for years. It still continues. Now the move How many of them extensively access the
to protect it becomes real and genuine, wilderness areas of the west side of Abaco,
Other areas are perceived as being which to my mind is much more significant
threatened, and one such is the creek sys- as a marine resource and is in more urgent
tem just to the south of Snake Cay, which need of protection before it becomes too
I refer to as the Angel Cay System (ACS). late as has happened in the case of Chero-
This is truly a wonder to behold, not only kee creeks.
by boat but also from the shoreline along Sure, the Bahamas is signatory to a myr-
the edge of the pine forest, full of life and iad of international environmental treaties
obviously a thriving part of the surround- with a binding to protect a significant por-
ing marine ecosystems. tion of our natural resources. But this does
It always makes me consider why two not mean that we have to turn everything
such areas in close proximity have been into a national park to protect it. And if we
exploited in such different ways. Both are do, how do we then protect it anyhow?
heavily trafficked and both are fished. Yet The Bahamas government certainly does
the ACS is full of adult and immature ex- not have the funding, and quasi govern-
ploited species and has been for the last mental organisations such as the Bahamas
25 years. O'Neil's, on the other hand, is National Trust have expressed their own
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for the last ten years. I guess what will
happen is that in the end the public will
have to shoulder the responsibility of pro-
tecting what they already do now. Makes
sense to me?
Perhaps the answer really lies in proper
zoning regulations and a major drive for
public education. After all, isn't this what
the BNT and FOE claim to be all about.
Neither has proven to be either outspoken
or activist even when their own boundar-
ies have suffered insurgencies, or when the
threat of anchor projects and the BEC sit-
ing have infringed on our heritage.
My solution for this area is as follows:
From Witch Point down to the peninsula
of Wilson city be declared an ecologically
sensitive area, with the zoning and restric-
tions on development to match. The Witch
Point area of Crown land should be perma-
nently designated as public land and given
free and total access by the public for rec-
reational use such as beaching, picnicking
and the like.
Snake Cay should be maintained as pub-
lic land and development encouraged with-
in the co-operative framework to maintain
public ownership and the perception of
the same. As far as national park status is
concerned, there are many other areas of
Abaco and the rest of The Bahamas which
are much more threatened but suffer from
a severe lack of publicity and sponsorship.
One example would be the Atlantic coast
of Mayaguana with its miles and miles of
beaches and creeks teeming with marine
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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Kids Doing Their Part
Our local kids from Kid's Korner start-
ed a project to raise funds for kids in need
on Inagua after the hurricanes hit there this
past year. The children got their moms to
bake homemade goodies that they took to
various parts of the settlement on three con-
secutive Fridays to sell. Many people gave
additional donations to help the children
reach their goal. All together they raised
$1,240. The monies were sent to Mr. Co-
lin Ingraham on Inagua who was in charge
of seeing that it got to the most needy. Mr.
Ingrham promised to have the children cor-
respond with our children here about their
experiences during the hurricanes and how
their donations were utilized.
Project leader, Ellen Curry, would like


to thank the community for participating
in this very worthy project. She told me
how touched she was at the enthusiasm and
benevolence of our children in wanting to
help others less fortunate. She noted how
very blessed we are and suggested that we
might all like to remember others at this
time of the year and do something, no mat-
ter how small, for someone else. She said,
"You will see how even little things mean
so much to others in need."
Treat Packages for Thanksgiving
Again, Kids Korner kids were thinking
of others as they put together a very at-
tractive, and I might add delicious, plates
of sweets for the Old Folks of Cherokee.
Again, moms helped out and prepared the
home baked goodies, but the packaging
was really outstanding. Their goal was to
make the seniors feel special and I'm sure


that's just how they felt when the beauti-
fully wrapped packages were delivered.
Ellen says this is the first year they have
attempted this, but assures me it will not
be the last.
Kids Korner is held every Wednesday
afternoon after school with an aim towards
bringing Christianity into these young peo-
ple's lives. This year there are three lead-
ers, Ellen Curry, Eleanor Jorgensen and
Doreen Albury. I applaud these women for
a job well done.
Senior Citizen's Tea
The community along with the school
children honoured our senior citizens with
a Tea on November 26 at the W.W. Sands
Community Center in Cherokee Sound.
Approximately 30 people attended the Tea
and enjoyed an hour of socializing with
"old" friends. Many of our seniors are
housebound and don't get out very often.
Most of them were pleased to be able to
enjoy an afternoon's outing to visit with
family and friends that otherwise they
don't have an opportunity to see very of-
ten. The weather was delightful, a warm
80 degrees with a beautiful blue sky and


a light breeze, which made the event even
more enjoyable.
AID's Awareness Day
Cherokee Primary School was visited by
Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Curriculum Officer
for the Housing and Family Development
Department. The purpose of her visit was
to discuss with our youth the importance of
being aware of AIDS and the HIV virus.
She pointed out that this health problem has
been around since 1981 and over 510,000
deaths have been attributed to it since that
time with very little progress being made
in its eradication.
Mrs. Edwards gave a very informative
presentation and brought two young men
with her that have been diagnosed with the
HIV virus who also spoke with the chil-
dren. They were all impressed with how
informed our students were and with the
general discussion and question and an-
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Club News


Thanksgiving
on Abaco
By Rita Wieczorek
Rear Commodore, RMHYC
Members of the Royal Marsh Harbour
Yacht Club have been gathering the last
couple of weeks as they return for an-
other winter season in sunny Abaco. We
have had a November social and have our
regular scheduled Yacht Club meetings on
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays on the
VHF radio channel 78 at 8 a.m. The men's
and women's walking groups have started
walking every day except Sunday when we
rest and go to church services. About 70
percent of the boats have returned this year
to Boat Harbour, some on the hook or on
mooring balls and others at various mari-
nas close to Abaco Beach Resort.
Thanksgiving was celebrated by citizens
from the United States, joined by Canadian
friends who also like to party. Robert and
I attended a dinner at Anglers with about
30 other friends. We had six tables and the
menu was terrific. The band played songs
from the 60s and 70s. The musicians
looked at the crowd and played the music
of our era.
There was also a Thanksgiving party
aboard the m/v John Henry for the Dock 4
crowd. I understand they had two turkeys
and all the trimmings. They had two set-
tings for the hungry group, one in the af-
ternoon and one in the evening. Of course,
there were other parties aboard other boats
and some at other marinas on Abaco.
The RMHYC group is organizing its
work at Every Child Counts and Buck-A-
Book. I expect that members will also join
the food drive at the Jib Room for families


that can use extra food during this holi-
day season. The members are thrilled to
be guests in The Bahamas, and they look
forward to many community activities as
a way to give back to the generous people
who live and work on the island!
Discovery Club
Awards Ceremony
By Mirella Santillo
The Discovery Club, an after-school ed-
ucational program for students sponsored
by Friends of the Environment, celebrated
the end of the first semester with a cer-
emony organized by the leaders and acted
out by the students in front of an audience
consisting of parents and members of the
organization. The children were divided
in two groups according to their ages. The
younger ones were the Explorers, the older
ones the Guardians.
One by one the Explorers took turns de-
scribing the marine mammals or the aquat-
ic plants they had learnt about.
The Guardians acted out skits to tell the
audience about their field trips or the activ-
ities they took part in during the semester.
Pedro Maycock and De Shane Knowles de-
scribed what they saw during outings to the
shores. Sujith Swarna and Andrew Hanna
talked about the coral reef. Amber Mar-
tinborough and Yael Sawyer attended the
clean-up at Crossing Beach where they col-
lected over 100 pounds of garbage. They
deplored that the visitors did not tidy after
themselves and thought that garbage bins
would help resolve part of the problem.
In between remarks by the leaders, the
students performed two songs written by
Mr. Enzil Cooper one of the leaders of the
club. The first one, I'm gonnafish respon-


sibly, was a reminder not to catch under-
sized fish and lobsters and to respect the
fishing season. The second song described
the ambient marine habitat. Mr. Cooper
and Mrs. Joy Chaplin were the leaders for
the Guardians.
Each child was presented with marine
badges and FRIENDS' membership cards
by Mrs. Kristin Williams, Executive Di-
rector of Friends, and Mr. David Knowles
of the Bahamas National Trust. Students
who attended all the meetings and partici-
pated in all the activities were presented
with a special Model Badge. Those who at-
tended all the meetings received a Perfect
Attendance Badge.
Mrs. D'Shan Maycock, Educational Of-
ficer, informed the audience that each stu-
dent joining the Discovery Club was given
a T- shirt, a Bahamas National Trust mem-
bership card and a Friends of the Environ-
ment membership card along with earned
badges and a sash.


Parents and students were reminded that
the Discovery Club will resume on Janu-
ary 12th when the participants will learn
all about bugs.
Anchor Club Initiation and
Installation Ceremony
By Samantha V. Evans
The Initiation and Installation Ceremo-
ny for the 2008-09 Anchors was held on
Saturday November 15th at Abaco Youth
Ministries. A total of four schools were
represented: Forest Heights, St. Francis
de Sales, Abaco Central High, and Central
Abaco Primary Schools. Officers serving
this year are: President of Abaco Central
High School, Kadesha Scott; President
of St. Francis de Sales, Vickarieo Major;
President of Forest Heights, Telia Bur-
rows; and President of Central Abaco Pri-
mary School, Malesha Joseph. They all
pledged to work hard to make Abaco clubs
number one in the entire district.

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is sponsored by Friends of the Environment to help the youth appreciate the environment.
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Abaco should consider appealing to niche markets


By Julian Lockhart
As Abaco starts to feel the pinch of the
American financial crisis through the di-
minishing number of tourist, it is time for
the Abaco Tourist Office as well as part-
ners to look at alternative attractions to
lure visitors to the shores of Abaco. This
is where niche tourism plays a part in the
overall specter of the business with the op-
portunity to reach out to a new clientele
through innovative business ideas.
Some forms of niche tourism already
occur on Abaco with international wed-
dings and people coming in specifically


for fishing expeditions. While more can
be done to attract fishing fans from not
only America, but from around the world,
it is also expensive with the cost of fuel
and docking charges for individual boats
and yachts. However, with the dwindling
schools of bonefish in Florida, Abaco can
be pushed as a destination of choice for the
bonefisherman who wants to cast his fly
rod on Abaco instead of just Andros and
Bimini.
Abaco is known for its acres upon acres
of natural forest teaming with hundreds of
beautiful birds of all colors of the rainbow,


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On November 24th the Anchors of Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Pri
mary School along with their advisors Neulessa Lundy-Major and Phillipa Farrington
assisted Abaco Youth Ministries with its clothing drive. The Anchors made the posters
and encouraged persons to stop by the booths to collect clothing that was being given
away for free. This is just one of the community activities that the Anchors will take part
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not counting the Bahamian parrot, which
delight any bird watcher. Bird watching
can be an attraction to those who just love
to watch God's winged creatures in their
natural environment, and it allows them to
do so with the beach at their back door.
Thousands of tourists go to New Provi-
dence every year just to scuba dive and
nothing else. Scuba diving is advertised and
pushed internationally by the companies in
New Providence. Guests come from all
over the world just to dive one of the many
wrecks or reefs off New Providence and
spend a week delving into the wonders of
the deep. Abaco has many more reefs than
New Providence and they are prettier and
more expansive, not to mention the walls,
caves and blue holes which can attract the
avid diver to these shores.
Scuba diving should be one of the main
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Awards Day at Abaco
Central High School
By Mirella Santillo
On November 27th Abaco Central High
School held a special ceremony to acknowl-
edge the students who had performed espe-
cially well during the last school year.
The function was moderated by Senior
assistant, Mr. Vincent Coakley, and vari-
ous students participated in the event, pro-
nouncing the invocation, addressing the
welcome, performing musical pieces and
introducing the guest speaker, Bishop An-
thony Campbell.
Many students were rewarded, among
them four who passed the BGCSE: Ash-
ley Whilly, Bethsheba Darville, Kendero
Murray and Agnola Thompson. Twelve
students passed the BJC and Shaquille John-
son made the Principal's List with a 3.80
GPA. Twenty-one students were cited on
the Honor Roll such as Sasha Davis with
a 3.48 GPA, Rahede Smith with a 3.45
GPA, Zandria Wells with a 3.36 GPA. Two
more boys followed closely, Carlos Decius
with a 3.32 GPA and Jackson Jacques with
a 3.24 GPA.
The subject awards were presented by
Ms. Vanessa James, Principal; Ms. Domi-
nique McCartney, Vice-Principal and the
PTA President, Mr. David Lightbourn.
Mrs Sandy Edwards made a presenta-
tion on AIDS awareness explaining facts
about the disease and warning the students
about promiscuity.
Three students were cited for perfect
attendance; they were Amelia Burrows,
Rose Previlon and Jason Vilma.
The ceremony was followed by lunch


and early dismissal.
Food Presentation
Compeition
By Mirella Santillo
Students from the two public high
schools gathered on December 6th at Ab-
aco Central High School in Murphy Town
to participate in a cake icing, fruit and veg-
etable carving, napkin folding and towel
creation competition. Nine students from
each school, Abaco Central and S.C. Boo-
tle High School, entered the various con-
tests. The competitors were divided into
beginners, intermediate 1, intermediate 2
and advanced.
The first event was cake icing which
took place in a class room. Each partici-
pant was given one and a half hour to deco-
rate a cake. Some recreated a model such
as a car or a cartoon character while others
performed free lance designs on a round
cake. While the beginners and intermedi-
ates were occupied with their decoration,
the advanced students separated into groups
to tackle the wedding cakes, one for each
school. They were allowed three hours to
accomplish their task.
Outside, two tables were laid with canta-
loupes, water melons and an array of vege-
tables, sweet peppers, carrots and radishes
ready for the carving artists who would
turn them into little tropical landscape mas-
terpieces. Other tables were piled up with
towels and paper napkins, also awaiting the
hands that would transform them into an
elephant, a snake, a rabbit or a swan.
Judges were strolling from tables to
tables, making notes and commenting on
the results.


At last the results were announced: S.C.
Bootle won the wedding cake decorating
competition, the fruit and vegetable carv-
ing and the napkin folding. Abaco Central
High won the three categories (beginners,
intermediatel and intermediate2) of cake
decorating.
The event was organized by Mrs. Simms
and Mrs. Princess Williams, home eco-
nomic teacher at Abaco Central. S.C. Boo-
tle students were accompanied by home


economic's teacher, Ms. Michelle Clarke,
and mathematics teacher, Ms. Altaliese
Cartwright.
Mrs. Agatha Simms, head of the Home
Economics Department at Abaco Central
High School, was cooking fritters and fried
chicken helped by two students to be sold
to those attending. Guava duff was offered

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Students of Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School competed in cake
decorating and fruit and vegetable carving at the Abaco Central school. The S.C. Bootle
team arrived with caps and aprons, looking very professional. The advanced groups
competed in decorating a wedding cake.


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GOVERNMENT NOTICES
Office of the Prime Minister-
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Island of New Providence I -

Notice of Investigation
Take Notice that pursuant to Section 4 of the
Acquisition of Land Act, Chapter 252 Statute Laws .
of The Bahamas 2000, it appears to the Minister ". -
Responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition '
of Lands, that the Land described in the Schedule.
hereto is likely to be needed for the public purpose
of construction of a Public Road and for uses re-
lated thereto. "N
And Further Take Notice that the Minister and his ,
servants or workmen may either generally or spe- '
cifically authorise any person to do all or any of the < *.
following things, namely: 4 i
(a) Enter upon and survey and take levels of the
said land or any part thereof;
(b) Dig or bore into the sub-soil of the said land;.
(c) Do all acts necessary to ascertain whether the -7
said land is adapted for the public purpose outlined; X
(d) Set out the boundaries of the said land and the -
intended line of Work (if any) proposed to be made
thereon;
(e) Mark such levels, boundaries and lines by -
placing marks and cutting trenches on the said land;
(f) For the purpose of carrying out the foregoing >
(if necessary) cut down clear any standing crop, ..
fence, tree or bush; "' "
(g) Do all such other acts as may be incidental to .
or necessary for any of the purposes aforesaid.
A copy of the Plan of the said land may be in- . /<
spected commencing on the 3rd day of November
AD., 2008 at the Department of Lands and Sur- -
veys situate at Bay and Armstrong Streets between
the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday '- *
through Friday. "
Dated this 27th day of October A. D., 2008. E,, 4 a .
Hubert A. Ingraham, Minister Responsible for the 2 i
Acquisition and Disposition of Lands _
Schedule :
All that certain piece or parcel of land being a.
proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an
extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the
Department of Lands and Surveys and situate in the
area of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers ? -
Town on the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth "
of The Bahamas
Abutting and bounding from the Main Abaco '. --"=-"-- .
Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe .T -
K144, through land south of Fire Road thence
through lands granted to William Lowe B100, B2-
252, B112 thence through land granted to William
Sweeting B116 and thence through land granted to
John Roberts B112 thence through land granted to .
Joseph SaundersB 131 to the Main Abaco High-
way or however else the same may abut and bound
which said piece or parcel of land or highway is
more particularly delineated and shown coloured %"'i ''. "' "
red on the plan of the area (N. 7)


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for the sweet tooth.
Annual Festival


of Carols


brought students together
By Mirella Santillo
Many school children from all over the
island, even as far as Moore's Island, trav-
eled to the Church of God in Dundas Town
on December 5th to participate in the an-
nual Festival of Carols organized by the
Department of Education. The event was
moderated by two Forest Heights Acade-
my's students, Taj Anderson and Nasaha
Bootle, who presented the performers as
they read the Scriptures, sang carols or
performed skits. The performers were all
students with a few exceptions.
Central Abaco Primary School students


read verses from the Gospel according to
Luke. Others such as Sujith Swana and
Amelia McDonald from Agape Christian
School acted out a nativity skit or sang
carols solo such as Akeem Adderley from
Abaco Central High School or with their
school choir such as Man-O-War, Amy
Roberts Primary and Moore's Island All
Age students.
It was a festive morning aimed at put-
ting the audience in the Christmas spirit,
an audience comprised of local dignitaries,
school principals, teachers and many par-
ents.
Most musical pieces were accompanied
by the Wesley College Band under the
direction of Rev. Charles Carey. An in-
strumental medley was performed by the
Abaco Central High School Band directed
by Mr. Jamal McIntosh with an impressive


drum solo by Mackenson St. Fleur.
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent, addressed her thanks to all
the organizers and reminded the assembly
not to forget the true meaning of Christ-
mas. She announced the presentation of a
gift basket for the senior citizens of Sibyl's
House because, she said, "We believe that
there should be a bond between the old and
the young." The basket was handed to the


Director of Social Services, Mrs. Salomie
Gibson, by Mackenson St. Fleur of Abaco
Central.
Before the end of the ceremony Bishop
Anthony Campbell spoke of the message of
Christmas, "the never ending story of the
nativity will still be there as long as there
is a world," he assured. He urged people

Please see School Page 35


Central Abaco recognized outstanding students

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Students from most schools on Abaco took part in the annual Festival of Carols that was
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as they celebrate and exchange gifts with
their friends and family not to forget the
gift of Jesus.
The closing Christmas hymn followed
Bishop Campbell's benediction as people
left the church giving each other hugs and
Christmas greetings.
Thanksgiving at
St. Francis de Sales
By Samantha V. Evans
On November 20th the school family of
St. Francis de Sales celebrated Thanksgiv-
ing. As tradition stated, on this day all stu-
dents brought their non-perishable items to
give to the needy. Each grade had to deco-
rate their box. They gathered at St. Francis
de Sales Church where all of the gifts of
thanksgiving were displayed. Thanksgiv-
ing Day is observed on the last Thursday
in November; but due to school exams,
they brought the date up one week. The
service started with a prayer of Thanksgiv-
ing to God for all of His many blessings
and for His continued care. A slide show
was shown of the school's accomplish-

Please see School Page 36


Students of the Month at

Central Abaco Primary


Students of Central Abaco Primary School have been working hard to learn the many
subjects they are required to master at their specific grade level. Student who performed
exceptionally well in October were recognized. They were Benjamin Cornish, Preschool;
Quinesha Bonamy Grade 1; Dwayne Saunders Grade 1; Tredon Alleyne Grade 1; Earelle
Reckley Grade 2; Maliyah Forbes, Grade 2; Chinica Jean, Grade 2; Rosmichel Denyer,
Grade 3; Guetly St. Fleur, Grade 4; Christina Guillaume, Grade 4; Ashanti Davis,
Grade 5; Tyzel Cunningham, Grade 5; Isaac Russell, Grade 5; Jermina Davis, Grade
6; Shavante Simms, Grade 6; Marcdala Augustin, Grade 6; and Edmilvannera Curry,
Grade 6.


Ginelle Places


On November 28th Ginelle Longley, the
winner of the Religious Knowledge compe-
tition on Abaco, flew to Nassau along with
her coach Roberta Lindsay and her parents
as she competed in the National Religious
Knowledge Competition. The topic for the
speech was Let's Build Each Other Up. Gi-
nelle placed second in the competition.


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ments and many blessing so far this school
year, after which a skit was presented by
the school's drama club. After the service,
the items were separated so that they could
be distributed. The items will be given to
needy families across Abaco.
Winning boy read 375 books
in Boys Reading Challenge
Once again boys from Central Abaco
Primary School got a chance to improve
their reading and writing skills by taking
part in the annual Boys Reading Chal-
lenge held during the month of October.
One hundred seventeen boys registered to
participate and 55 of them were rewarded
for actually taking part in this event. The
theme for this year's Challenge was Re-


solving Conflicts Peacefully Without Be- can break the law. There is good and bad
ing at War. The awards day was held on anger. People respond positively to anger
November 24th at the school. The guest when they feel threatened or wronged but
speaker for this event was Det. Insp. Ed- bad anger results in frustration when needs
ric Poitier, a 28-year veteran policeman and/or desires are not met or they lose their
with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The patience. He encouraged them to find posi-
awards ceremony was lead by boys who tive ways to channel their energy.
took part in this Challenge. Det. Insp. Poiter told them to learn how
The guest speaker gave the students a to resolve the conflicts now while they are
powerful talk on resolving conflicts and the
results of being at war with each other as Religious Kno
we are seeing manifested in society today.
He began by telling them that conflicts Competition DE
usually begin because someone is angry
with another person. He stated that anger
is not a bad emotion. In fact it is natural.
However, it is when a person allows anger
to result in them harming another person
that they lose control, get into trouble and [ J


small because when they reach adulthood it
will become more difficult. He encouraged
them to think before they act. They will
live to be thankful they did.
Bringing remarks and commending the
boys for a job well done was District Edu-
cation Superintendent Lenora Black. She
Please see School Page 37


wledge Speech
declares a Winner


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The winner of the Boys Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary was Sidney Decius of
grade 5. The big prize was a bicycle along with cell phone, photo package, gift certificates,
reading books, calculator, games, toys, cologne and school supplies worth over $200.


The Department of Education held a Religious Knowledge speech competition on Novem-
ber 10th, an event organized by Sandy Edwards. The theme focused on improving rela-
tionships. Five students participated representing Amy Roberts Primary, Central Abaco
Primary, Cooper's Town Primary, Agape Christian, and St. Francis de Sales. The win-
ner was Ginelle Longley, grade 5, from Central Abaco Primary School. In second place
was Yelena Persuad, grade 5, from St. Francis de Sales and in third place was Andrew
Hanna, grade 6, from Agape Christian School. The winning students received trophies.


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told the students that focusing on reading is
a most necessary undertaking. This Chal-
lenge addresses reading which is necessary
for them to get around in life. Reading is
important when you travel so that you can
read signs and when you use the computer.
She stated that boys and girls who can read
are not usually involved in conflicts as they
resolve them using the many words they
know. She ended by further encouraging
the boys to continue reading even though
this Challenge is over as they should aim
to become life-long readers.
All students to participate in the com-
petition received a certificate. Students to
read more than ten books and to write a
book report for each one received books
as prizes. The top ten boys received books
and special gifts from toys to electronics
to the coveted bicycle. The winner for the
second year having read 375 books and
having written the same number of book
reports on the theme of the book was Sid-


ney Decius of grade 5. Other winners were
Isaac Russell 2nd place, Travar Blanc
- 3rd place, Loudino Box 4th place,
Brandon Meadows 5th place, Eustace
Sturrup 6th place, Recelph Mere 7th
place, Kevin Pierre 8th place, Warren
Moreau 9th place and Isaac Miller 10th
place. Some of the prizes that the first
place winner received included a bicycle,
cell phone, photo package, gift certificates,
reading books, calculator, games, toys,
cologne and school supplies worth over
$200. The winning class teacher, Roberta
Lindsay, also received a gift for motivating
her students to embrace this opportunity to
improve their reading and writing skills.
She had the most entrants ten.
Coordinator of the Reading Challenges,
Samantha V. Evans, stated that she was
very proud of the boys. This year all of
the boys, but one received recognition for
a job well done. To add to the excitement
of the wonderful prizes obtained, Superin-
tendent Black will treat the top ten to lunch
with her. Also serving on the committee
for the Challenges are Neulessa Major and


Kayla Wallace. Business were generous in
donating prizes, certificates, programs and
other items.
Central Abaco Primary Re-
ceives Playground Donation
By Samantha V. Evans
Earlier this year, a gospel concert was
held organized by Special Touch and the
PTA Board of Central Abaco Primary


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School where part proceeds were to go to-
wards the purchase of a new playground
for the school. On November 24th, Gwen
Martin presented principal Eunice Mills
with a check for $3,000 to go towards that
purchase. The school body thanks all per-
sons concerns for assisting in this effort.


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November was Diabetes Awareness Month


By Samantha V. Evans
The month of November was observed
as Diabetes Awareness Month and the fo-
cus this year was on diabetes in children
and adolescents. Diabetes is one of the most
common chronic diseases to affect children
and can affect a child at any age includ-
ing toddlers and babies. A team from the
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November 22, ending with the health fair.
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of the trained staff on hand. Chicken souse
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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 TreasureCay 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..........
Dundas Town $10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market ..........$10+ $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto............ $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ................$10 + $3
M urphy Tow n to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ................$14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house ...................$14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house ........$16 + $5
G reat C istern ........ ............. ........... ........... ... $20 + $5
Spring City $15 + $5
S n ak e C ay ........................................................... $ 3 5 + $ 1 0
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 R ocks ................................................. $100 + $10
S andy P oint ....................................................... $135 + $10
t Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room ................... $ 3 each
Solom on's Super Center .........................................$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock........... $ 6 + $3
G overnm 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 Nov05
Treasure C ay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5
Madeira Park... ..... $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M oxy ................................... $ 18 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .................................................$24 + $5
S an d B a nks ........................................................... $ 2 4 + $ 5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee............. $44 + $10
Black Wood ...........$18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
C edar H arbour ........ ........... ........... ............. ...$55 + $5
W ood C ay ............. ........... ........... ... $60 + $5
M ount H ope ........... ............. ........... $65 + $5
F o x T o w n ............................................................... $ 7 0 + $ 5
C row n H aven .......... ........... ........... ............. ... $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 Marles ..................................$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

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Am erican Eagle M iami ......................................367-2231
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Southern Air- Nassau ..........................................367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi- Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
A baco A ir .........................................367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450

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

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Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Non
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* El4lda
Return 8am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker'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
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16............... 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................... 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F...... 366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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


Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum ....................................... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb...Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
W orking boatyards........................................... Man-O-W ar cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
* Man-O-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
* Sandy Point & more


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

Everyone reads The Abaconian

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ..........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ............................. 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.........................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & 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
JodyAlbury ......... 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 ..............$..........367-2301
Island C afe.........................$ ............. 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
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+... 367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ......... 367-2278
Wallys ................. $$$...........$$$ .. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$............. 366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$............. 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ................... ....... .....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ .....:..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
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 ................$$ ...........365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
N ancy's ................................
Pete & Gays ...............$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

SH Cafe Open Nights Only


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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008

Big Hill challenges box cart drivers for 10th year

Ricky Sweeting with New Creation wins straight line and slalom races


The Hope Town Box Cart Derby once again drew crowds to watch the competition as the box carts raced downhill in straight races
and in slolom races. The top two contenders for the title "King of the Hill" are shown as they began their downhill straight race.
New Creations driven by Ricky Sweeting and Custom Construction with Darryl Cole were very evenly matched but New Creations
won again for the seventh consecutive year. The event raises money for the Abaco Junior Sailing Association that has three very
active clubs with young people learning the art of sailing in Optimist boats.


By Mirella Santillo
By mid-morning on Saturday, Novem-
ber 29th, many people were making their
way to Elbow Cay's Big Hill to witness
the 10th annual popular Box Cart Derby.
On top of the hill, ready for the race, were
participants of all ages, six juniors and 16
adults standing by their carts or practic-
ing their downhill descent, waiting for the
sound of the horn that would announce the
first race at noon sharp.
The vehicle creations were as varied and
innovative as usual, the use of materials
ranging from fiberglass to wood to clear
plastic to a drain pipe, the shapes from a
mini-car to a tube to a sail boat to a mere
metal board on wheels.
Frequent winner, Ricky Sweeting, with
his trendy New Creations was there for the
seventh time in a row; other regulars from
Hope Town included Colyn Lightbourne
with his Flintstone contraption, Tom Ha-
zel with #1 Pimp Mobile, Justin Thompson
with Hard Times. From the mainland, the
bright red vehicle of the Scurvy Few and
Jib Room's Sailboat with a Heineken beer
cannister for an engine stood out.
Some second homeowners joined in such
as Lynn Rustbridge, who drove Sunny Boy

Please see Box Carts Page 2


North Abaco

Christmas Celebration

Royal Bahamas Police Band
Games Toys Crafts Food Junaknoo
Dec 22 6 pm Treasure Cay Ballpark



SToys for Tots held mini fair


The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club held its annual Toys for Tots fair on December 6.
The festivities featured Santa who was able to stay for several hours. These girls are
enjoying time with him. Face painting, a bouncing castle and plenty of good food and
drinks were all appreciated by the crowds. Big motorcycles intrigued the children,
especially when they drove through town accompainied by a fire truck. The goal of
the Scurvy Few is to provide 750 to 800 toys to be distributed to all towns on Abaco.
Church leaders and local government officials will determine those who deserve the
toys. See story on page 16.


Sand Dollar's Open House

entices holiday shoppers


Several shops in Marsh Harbour have held Open House events to showcase their mer-
chandise. Shown here is the Sand Dollar Shoppe where shoppers are admiring jewelry.
This family owned and operated business has artisans who design and create jewelry,
or will custom create jewelry or shoppers can choose from the wide selection that is
displayed. Besides jewelry, the shop offers a wide variety of gifts and clothing. Mr.
Percy Pinder shown here is assisting the customers. See story on page 10.

Hope Town held art show


By Jennifer Hudson
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held
its 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Show on
November 28. This show is held the day
after Thanksgiving each year and tradition-
ally kicks off the Christmas season of good
cheer. Though there appeared to be fewer
of our winter visitors here this year, those
who attended enjoyed browsing the many
arts and crafts and savoring the customary
wine and cheese.
Fifteen artists participated this year
which was somewhat fewer than in pre-


vious years, but those who took part had
many lovely items for sale. There were
two newcomers to the show but several of
the artists whose work we have seen be-
fore have added new lines to keep their
work fresh and interesting. Showing for
the first time at the Harbour Lodge Show
were Clark Constant and Joan Stuart. Mr.
Constant was born in Haiti and now resides
in Florida. He attended art school in Haiti
Please see Art Show Page 6









Junior and adult drivers competed seoaratelv


Box Carts From Page 1

with her Bahamian partner, Gigi Roberts.
As usual, drivers dressed up in tune with
their means of transport: pimp Fred Flint-
stone and pirates paraded happily around.
Every Child Counts brought two cars, one
of them piloted as last year by young Lucas
Kaighin and Sea Gulls Boat Rental had a
Shark driven by Elijah Lowe.
As people went up the hill, they were
hailed by acquaintances or diverted to the
food or drink tables manned by volunteers
selling goodies to raise money for the sail-
ing association.
And off they went, juniors first, racing
down the hill to the cheers of the specta-

Please see Box Carts Page 5


One of the carts rounding a slalom marker which d,
tests a cart's stability. Some carts rolled over on this
Two carts are approaching the finish line coming down a hill that is much
maneuver.e
steeper than the photo looks.


In true racing fashion the women had one steering while the
other operated the throttle, or maybe she was the navigator.


Hard Times navigates through the slalom
course.


Rodney Finke looks like he has second thoughts on his bold
adventure. He representing the Jib Room.


abaco
water front el: 242.367. 0365
Cel. 242.577.0347

properties Fax: 242. 367. 2365


Bill Thorndycraft


Bill Thorndycraft
Sandra Evans
Brokers

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EASTERN SHORES
Excellent opportunity in great
area with dockage on The Cut.
US$525,000.


"SO BE IT"
2 bed/2 bath home with
deepwater dock I& beach,
US$499,000.


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YELLOWTAIL COTTAGE
Home, cottage in gated community.
Dockage, amenities, income.
US$1.499m








TURTLE ROCKS
Unspoiled 3/4 acre on Sea of
Abaco midway to all amenities.
B$208,500.


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Half acre of direct beachfront
in developing community.
US$175,000.


l .II I L M- T'i.
17+ pristine acres, creekto
Marls, can be subdivided.
US$198,000.


PELICAN SHORES GREAT ABACO CLUB
Elevated, deepwater property, Excellent value in premier
private access to beach. boating neighbourhood.
US$399,000. US$349,000.


"DIAMOND ICE"
Home, double dockage, pres-
tigious waterfront community.
US$1.549m


TREASURE CAY
Gorgeous beachfront, luxury
neighbourhood, marina.
US$799,000.


PELICAN SHORES
Exclusive neighbourhood,
deepwater harbour frontage.
US$449,000.


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GREAT ABACO CLUB BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Deluxe property, gated community Beachfront property under
private dockage for 65'boat $100KI Build now or hold.
US$449,000. US$99,00.


"REEF-FRESHING"
Perfect 2/2 beach house plus
deeded dockage with lift.
US$975,000.


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Deluxe property, private dock,
beach, tennis, pools.
US$349,000.


www.AbacoWaterfrontProperties.com


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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4493 LITTLE HARBOUR #4572
LEEWARD YACHT CLUB is a historical revival TOM CURRY'S POINT LOT II Rare opportunity in
community with dock and marina. Lots and home this premium location, breathtaking views 50 ft' of
packages available. From $275,000. $1,350,000. harbourfrontto build a dock, .97 acre lot. $275,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Lau-ie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


--- i NEW FKIICE r nTr-r -
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336
SEA BREEZE -VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO Newly WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps to beautiful overlooking western harbour,2 bed I bath main house
beach. Situated on 1.5 acres with a dock. $295,000. with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$ 1,395,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SochebysRealItycom 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242,367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425
SUMMIT STRESS FREE LIVING with 360 degree view MANGROLA SEA VIEWS Beautifully landscaped 3
of the pristine waters of the Sea ofAbaco. 2,000 sq ft bedrooms 3 baths, close to Marsh Harbour and
home. Deeded dock slip.Turnkey. $875,000. HopeTown, 200 feet from sandy beach.$606,000.
Laurie.Schi-eine-@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


llMDI&l~EfTII NEW LISTING
MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655 MARSH HARBOUR #4229
HARBOUR VIEWS COZY COTTAGE 2 bed, OCEANFRONT PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES
1.5 bath in the settlement. 3rd bedroom/ 4bed,4bathwithgorgeousverandahsand commanding
study. 3 minutes walk to beach. $395,000. views of the Sea ofAbaco. Price upon Request.
Bill.Albury@SochebysRealy.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


NEW LISTING
MARSH HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT THE CROSSING New
3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses with dock
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 745,000.
Bil[.Albury@SothebysRealty.co m 242.367.5046


SANDY POINT #4575 TREASURE CAY #1660
SANDS COVE SUBDIVISION Fabulous SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE 150
new 3 bed, 3.5 bath home with high end feet of sandy beach. Modern 2 storey, 4 bed
finishes, 3,800 sq.ft & garage.$550,000. 4.5 bath, 5,039 sq. ft. home. $3,900,000.
Bill.Albury@SocthebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


MARSH HARBOUR #3248
HIGH ROCKS- SEAVIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3
bath home. with pool. Excellent area. Very private.
Formal living/dining rooms. Fully furnished.$980,000.
BillAlbury@SochebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046











NEW LISTING
TREASURE CAY #3073
HERMITAGE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 3 bath, home.
Good elevationpowder white sand beach,awesome
views, water filtration system. US$1,149,000.
Scan.Sawyer@So hebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


L rwm- NEW LISTING
MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT GRANDER GREAT ABACO CLUB
Choose the finishes for this spacious 3 bed 2
bath home with a dock and garage.$859,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SochebysRealty.com 242.367.3529


TREASURE CAY #4448
BEACHFRONT BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 4 Bedroom,
3 Bath upper condo. High end finishes, access to
club amenities. Good Rental History. $1,100,000.
Scan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


/
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,
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


TREASURE CAY #4635
CANAL VIEWS GALLEON BAY Brand
new 3 bed 2 bath with wood floors, wrap-
around porches, and central A/C. $595,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty. com 242.367.5046


LOTS & ACREAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286 Two SEA TO SEA LorT deep water,4.527 acres, $975,000.Laurie Schreiner
#4577 MILDRED KEY LoT I-2 close to beach. $62,500. Laurie Schreiner
#4579 LOT lI Abaco Ocean Club $88,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4578 LOT 17Abaco Ocean Club. GorgeousWater 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. NEW PRICE $303,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 Lo 87 Abaco Ocean Club. ]nterior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 LOT 107Abaco Ocean Club.Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 LOT 143 Abaco Ocean Club approximately I 1,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 LOT 152 Abaco Ocean Club. Sea views, dockage available.$145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $ 180,000. each Laurie Schreiner
#4714 LOTs 5 & 6 Interior 14,295 sqf.t $62,000.each Laurie Schreiner


iF r 6 Z #4071 IBAHAMA PALM SHORES Lor 43 Good residential area $30,000. Bill Albury
S#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot68, $200,000. Bill Albury
.lI #4572 LITTLE HARBOUR.97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfronc. $275,000. Laurie Schreiner
.. #4632 MARSH HARBOUR -High Rocks Waterfront Lot.$599,000. Bill Albury
Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer Ronalda Higgin 4203 TREASURE CAY SANo BANKS Waterfront to hwy lots. $95,000.ea Stan Sawyer
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent EstateAgent Client Services #464 1 TREASURE CAY OCEAN BLVD. 40ft beachfront. $1,750,000.Stan Sawyer
t242.366.0163 t242.367.5046 t242.366.0035 t242.577.0298 t242.557.2929 t242.367.3529 242.367.5046
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY


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MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT
ABACO CLUB Majestic 3 bed 3 bath. 44
ft private dockage with lift.$1,499,00.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.3529







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Elbow C(ay Great Guanlll Citl iat (Inn Cn -
4 13edgooies. 2 I/2 Bat 12.0 1 A oro Estate 3 Bedroonls. 3 Bat s.
-2 Tedroonis. 2 Bath 1,686 s1 Residence
1 1. -2.2(00 s.f. RIesidence 170 Resience 2725 t Open I) cks.
c covered ks Open Declks r
B- oat -louse & Private Ciii i e m ii i 1 Oa Bea'-De Over 14 Acre
Dock oil the [ labour (-- n Oe a 5SOIer hOcean Vi ews
6- 64' oln Sea of Abaco
Fabulous H-arbour Views Semni-privafe Dock
s l-a l iewsty Fabulous Ocean Views 30 KW Aux. Generator
SGreat [enlt I Iistry Private Boat Basiil (Great Renlal I listory
"Surblime" ,11_ 1111104 $1.15010. "Prince's rust" I#GG 111096- $8,991000. "0. tch Ii11" #-GGIl 075 SI,380,000.

GREAT GUANA CAY Great Guanolt Conay anOn

"SEA-TO-BA Y" I1.5 Acres 1193' of Walte -forl ntage Over 500, at an nbic DL o. I ss.
Best Location in town-1 7)8 sT Residence
of Protected Hoat asin I-ru stage Superb Building Sites Good 19 s ol i -336 s.- en Dec
elcvatiol Falblous Views I'erll t tbr develolpncnt or lilegm~ut Priv ate a 40 Co. BVrandall Cnl Air
Estate. ,GGVI008 $9,995,000. i- Comercial GradeBeacfro
Kitchen- Central. Convenient
"SAND ICSTLEI" 2 Bedroomls. 2.5 IlBths 9610 sI. Resid-ence ],and- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.. -- Ocealin Ve
Covered Porch -Lad 5.000 s: uDock Access Furnished FGreat Resnatirant or Reail F.lly Furnished
'GGIIIl01 $375,000. "ArtCr GHI-09-5867,511 18- 99III "Beach House"
lr c "r I- S- n#G1111108 S699.01111.
Great Guana C(a $2,4 Green Turtle C('r AN-O-WAR s'A
uIWAN-O-WAR CAY
5 B iedroorms. 3 Baths. iedrool., 4 Baitl,
2.2 12 s.l. Residece 7 *f "HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickie's Ctty 2 lBedroo)ms. 1 2 lalhs -
S- 845 s Covered Decks. 0 Ocean Beacl roAl 1 .560 s.f. Residence 1.040 s. Verandahs 1 Bedroom. I Hath Guest
2 2eL I r nd ,7n00 s -20 Io (Ficoc tay house 1824 Acres Entire S.E. Point of Dickie's Cas Private
A --x i t iC tr Sh-d "' Icans Dock. AUlxiliarv GenCier aor Suiperb Vic"ws -urni lshed.
Stoinse ,GenricatLor Shedi 't%,At Gullc
12 KW Aux Generator 0 IO G1D -Waen'aiakerT MWH 1099- $ 2,200,000.
Inne PrdcgT FDr Pible S "IK Dickie s Cav 5 bedrooms. 3 12 Batls .360 s.
l "BLE GOO Prel45 OelrBa- 4 pimesite 100n 46l 01- ti r"
rn Viw I ac'e wdck liet 0 Co I Ic sidcnice 1,200 s.: Covered IDekeI 0.84 Acres Sea-lo-Sea Private
"Gareler I 1 o Lig3490,00 ir e.Se sae 136' Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb H]arbourL Vi ews urnished.
NMWHl100 S1,995,000.
<;;reeu Titrlle Cay N lTan-0- War-(I Ct r
reen 'r-ie (a F -stWrn Harbour "* FRESH WAIND LANDING" -Dickic's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2
1- 5 qft Ls Villa 2 Bed ooms. Baths B aths 2,460 s.. Residence 1.400 s. Porches- )ecks I Bed. 1
SCovered Screied c Prlies 1.030. Residence- bth Snore Bo 7.500 s.f. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux.
and 75,,1 sq.I' ,290 sl'. Covoerd Deck Generator SupecrbIrblarbour Vie2ws iMW 11107 1S,200,000.
needed Dock Li at Lit -8 O ce7 cres SCHOONER'S LANDING"- Five Oceanfrolnt Condoini ntut s
Co l o R ilo i 20110 S i-Priviie ock hre 2 IllrooIl. 2 h Ill- Iwo 2 ISedroo lsi. 2 Bath withll 13nkrool,.
TBB a r tf sri ldIu S ie l Ol '43 *Al" l13 d --. S651'a Ac' -r l Ii \. ll iSpV 10 Si S6 ,Pool
AIrilary G iecrated Superb Ocean Views foti l A/C l nised pe di Wacer ol
*-- o xeise Spaed A On-[s and l anagenent Great Rental Property.
"elati 11 Ga i'i 4CGTIol098- S995,00r. ge" -"MWI -lt7- $1,550,t(00. IMWI-11069 73 froim: 5395.000 to 5455,000.

GREAT GIiANA CAY / Man-O-War Caoy Mian-O-War Cay
S"Jlunkanoo Splash "- 3 B1edrooins. 2 Baths. 1.150 s.l' Residence. /-2 Bedr'ooms. 2 Balhs. 2 Bedrotoms. I Haill.
760 s.o Covered Porch I Bedroom. I Bath 490 s.q. Apartment L 1921 s. IResidence. 660 s Residence
Laitd 9.800 s.l Workshop Great Views Near Scttlement i I -2 Bedroom- I Bth l240 s. Studio
e.;Goit I l $375,000. il s bin ,. ock Ho
172' Ocean Beach Front Land Sea-to-Sea
SCOTLAND CAY 1189 Acres 365,775s.r -.84-12 Acre
"SUMMER CAOMP-P" 3 Bedrooms. 2 Baths -1.300 S. Residence eautifrlly Landscaped O00' Ocean Beach Front
300' of Ocean each I Becldroot. 1 B th GuieS I ousoe "Pl av ous" Sc ni-I'rivate D)ock --- Piate Dock Oi1 Creek
with Bar- Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views Fabtilouis Views e ibtilotis Views
#SCHI I 094 $2,140,000 MWH 1019 S1,165,0001. Bon 11eDune ,1'1 1018 -1,250,000.
S'BLESSING HOUSE" 4 Itedroomls. 2 Bailis 1600 s. fes l0n-.--ar ax ;an-O- iir Ca? -
-785 s.. wrap around porch 2938 .549 Acre land 180 degree views Setten ll 3 Bedrooms 1I5 laths
-250" to the Atlanlic Beach 210 s. garage I 28.000 gllon cistern Fully 4 Bedro t Os. 1 .5 calls. 19 s. Sl2 o S ore oence
lurnished tllriwa & Dock access N SCLI193 $895,000. i9 1 .240 s. Rside 12 s SldioSnore Bo
4 0 s.- I.2ARes e-.-s..
TILLOO CAY (1 0.343Ar 11000s Sleeps 4
S"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 riith lillsi de 'or great Ocean -23 Acre 1006 si'
-800 s.f residence -3.75 Acero, sea to sea 109'offronllage onil Sea ()Abacoi Vne wsti ds7W- I7Kautx.(o ncraor
eautifully [urndscaped BatiftllyLandscaped
106 oiln Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170W of dock Swinlig Pool F[ Fishd Iumisled
Aprovcd s tles tfor 3/2 New Iwlingland Style cottage quipped.
,Wrt.HS1086 $1,595,000. PBuaonwOawd" MWH1020 P59P,50P0. 1 V- Patch MWllo024 $- 499,000.
TREASURE CAY
"PINAPPLE POINT" 32 I.l.uxrv Colsrdoriifiiusmis n]all-O-War Cay-- .Marsh larbour -
16 3 Bedroomi. 3 Bath 16 2 Bedroom. 2 Bath 1.035 s to early Settlement Sunrie ay
1,500 sfl- Walerfront on Treasure Cay Lagooni Each unlit willi private 1 Iedroom I Hallt 4 bedrooms. 4 Baths
dockage up o 701 Ire-Constriction Pi'ices srt s at: Sleeping I.oft 4,468 sI New Residence.
#TCH9000 Lorlw' $500's 410 s.I Cottlae 1.742 s.r Covered
T- 0.217 Acre 9,.52 s4f. E Verandahs & Balconies.
VWOOD CAY 160 s Shd -Workl 0.3394 Acre 14.787 s.l.
"VILLA GLADYS" 3 IcedrOlls. 2 BaIlihs ]1.1.17 sI'. RIesideillc Beoarill lLantdscaped Swiltnttilg Pool
-21,213 s..-.487 Acre 75 water frontage to Build dock Flly Fnished& 30 KWAuxiliar Gen.
Graat bolnerisinar lrl Tranqunililvy at ilS bCs1 Equipped. Boat SIip.
""BIRDSA CRE" "Sac.t.M ]_I [_I I 08_
YANIIIOII 9 SZ9,ooo. W 1114 S U0 h]aP
,ANIl ,1 89 010 ..... ......MW Ii 4- $34(.50ti. -h r 081- 23700.000.

VA C A N T L A N D VA C A N T L AN ND

GREAT GUANA CAY GREEN TURTLE CAY MAN-O-WAR CAY
"SAUMMERPLACE"- IPrimne BuildiltgSite- 10,719s.l -0.246Acre
"BLUE LAGOON" Parcel # 45 Orchid Bay 43.480 s.F CONCI ED OUT" ottered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100' 460( of
1'.9982 Acre 190.88'on Sea o Abaco lironlage prie building site +/- water frontage Atlantic Ieach and Sea of Abaco frontage available Oer 150 of Sea l'Abaco roage Concrete Seall on1 Sea ofAbac -
15' elevations Orchid Iay amenities Allows Ibr private deeded dock I0'-32' elevattions 360 views -s Veryl prive Area 103' x 6' private ldock o Man-O-Wair9 harbor FabtOLIS Sea o0 Abaco
mature trees. GGV1087 $940,000. tiGTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000. views, 5MWiV1082 $395,000.
"12- 2" Fal s ti hunt bldg si v "'PLAYING HOOKY"- 15.948 s, 0.3661 Acre- Pritme Building MARSH HARBOUR
S"12-112A" Fabulous waterfonS building site Two Site 1lnobstructedl views ct' Coco lay 1'ublic Dock Access Iteasch GREA TABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A i 6A -
parcels containing a total of 69.197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241 o Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTVl080 $625,000. 9.243 sqA4. # 7A 13.845 sq.i Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Sea of Abaco Frontage great elevations to 42 above sea level "COCO BAY VIEW". -32690& f. -0.7567Acre Dock Access Views # 6A-MHV 1102 970,000. # 7A MHV IV 1103 SI,455,000.
GGCVI112 NEW LISTING $850,000. Beacl Acess Good Elevation. ,fVI00 $291,000. "6A & "r7A $2,182,000.
"AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid ay 174.775 s.f. 4.012 Acres GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
Orchid Bay amenities.- lOne of tihe Highest Points lin Orchid Ba - # "COCOBAYBREEZE- 7.548 sq1li. 5 ,I9 7I7 sq.R 50i of DBoat Basin Frontage.
Fabulous IPanormic Views, G(iV1077 $850,000. Biildig Sile Doc Access Beacll Access. (V 107 $167,500. Sei-rivate Docks Ridge Prcl Good Elevation
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachiront Buildine Site 31,243 s: "CASUARINA" -8,126s.f 0.1865Acre -Corner lot tPrimebuilldine 18- MI-IVII00 5667,000. -49-#CMHIllOl 5667,000.
0,717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Ilevation sile Celral locnlioll ShIorl walk to itla Ba'y Beach Sinorkel right of''shoie SAND BANKS
Superb Ocean Views 1Ltish Vegetation, #GGVI006 $790,000. ['rVIO?4 $112,500. "Sand Banks Creek # 2"- 47.524 S1, t 1.(091 Acres. 108'
"SECRET BEACH" 16,500 s.- over 1.3 Acre 100' of ,Ocean LYNYARD CAY of frontage on Sand Banks Creek. 540' in Depth. 80' on S.C.
Bootle Highway .-Acvl I u- NEW LISTING S108,000
shorlelic (Over 200' of de plh I'iitPrime cean-iOcal aildig site l ic- ood "LVN'AR1) PAL S"-42,906sI' -0,985 Acre +/- 134' or cCsa or -otle Highway G 11NSCOTLAND C AY,000
elevations Deeded dock access. GGOVIO92 $375,000. Abaco frontage Prime Buildiig- Site Build Irivate dock
"CAPTAIN 'S COVE" -6,653 .f st-.0152 Acre-45.47of Sea ofAbaco Well established Coconut trees Views of Sea of Abaco aitd Atlantic *"141 Hillside Developer Prcels" Over 1/2 Acre silh beach
I'rltage- nPrne building site can carry a private dock 180 dlegice vicews- Oceian #1.('\110 $274,000. access. AireGaht I.andig Rigilhts and I loal Slips available
NEW LISTING Prlced 'rrtli: $170,000 $438,000
uiidergrond electric atd paved road. 5GGVlO91 $375,000. MAN-O-WAR CAY "Block O Parcel # I" fabulous one-half acre building site -
"Cottage Parcel # IO" Orchid BHay 14,74 s.C 0.3346 Acre "GRAND BOIS"- Rare Prime Ocean rPonl building site 1.51 25.658 s.lt. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' oin Sea of Abaeo I lillside -
82.211' iion Ihe Sea oCIl' AhltcO Grctt View.s (lOrchid Bay ameities.- Acre 1235' Atlatic OcLeaIn fronltage- Ceentral I.Loclion t-Fabutlouts Oce(lLn great elevations anlld stlperb views ol ihe Sea ofl Abaco Shoreline
'GGV 1077 NEW LISTING $366,000. Views- Lush Native Foliage. \MWV 1081 $695,000. projected by small cay.
#SC'V1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.
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Cart designs ranged from professional to amateur


Box Carts From Page 2
tors. Elijah Lowe won the first place in the Junior cat-
egory, followed by O'Brian Darville of ECC.
The semi-finals of the straight line races among the
adults were disputed between Hard Times, New Cre-
ations, Challenger and Custom Constructions.
The final saw Ricky with New Creations racing
against Darryl Cole's Custom Construction. And it was
Ricky again winning for the sixth consecutive time the
"King of the Hill" title. He was followed by Custom
Construction and Hard Times.
It was great fun until the slalom. The first couple of
drivers made it safely down the hill, but soon a car hit
one of the markers, a tire, and overturned, the driver
safe but disqualified. Then a second accident. But un-
fortunately, the third accident saw the cart overturned;


Tom in his #1 Pimp Mobile was injured with a broken
collarbone and broken ribs. But he was able to walk away.
No other injuries occurred in spite of one or two more
cars overturning on top of their drivers. Others made it
down the hill safely in spite of hitting a tire or a bucket.
Again, it was a clear run for Ricky piloting his New
Creations. He outdid himself by winning both straight
line and slalom races. Justin came second with Hard
Times followed by Dan and Pat McCully's Challenger.
A third category was added this year: Showmanship
which was won by Tom with Pimp Mobile. Colyn's Fred
Flintstone took the second place and Thomas Bethel came
third with Captain Red Bull.
The Box Car Derby is the major fund raising event for
the Abaco Junior Sailing Association. The entry fees and
the sale of T-shirts and food
all go toward this effort. I


Colyn Lightbourn crosses the line in the FlintsStone Special


As the carts collected at the bottom of the hill, they were strung together on a tow rope to
be pulled to the top of the hill to compete again.


One serious wreck occurred when Tom Hazel rolled his cart over on the slalom course.
He suffered several broken bones. The design was perhaps less stable than the others.


I It Pays to Advertise


Marble & GranOte


Marsh Harbour Area
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 $365,000

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

South Abaco
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 316 & 420 $50,000 each
MLS #1008 Long Beach Lots 413 & 414 $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, BIk 15, Sec 4 $16,500

The Cays
MLS #1062 Guana Cay Interior Lot/ Great Views REDUCED $97,000
MLS #1150 Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Lots 93A & 92B
$179,000 each NEW PRICE
MLS #1102 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Waterfront REDUCED $299,000
MLS #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View/ Sunrise Cottege, Guana Ca'
$3,500,000
MLS #1091 Elbow Cay, Dorros Cover Lot 37 $475,000
MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000
MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home REDUCED $1,750,000
MLS #1066 Lubber's Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each
NEW Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Interior Lot 28B $125,000
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5









Harbour Lodge Show featured locals and visitors


Art Show From Page 1
and first showed his art at the Central Bank
of The Bahamas Art Show in 1995. Since
then his work has found its way to many
parts of the world including Europe, Cana-
da, USA, Bermuda and Jamaica. His beau-
tiful acrylic on canvas paintings of Haitian
scenes, of which he had many to choose
from, are full of fine detail and vivid co-
lours and were very reasonable priced.
Joan Stuart was once a homeowner on
Elbow Cay but now lives aboard her boat,
The Conch Pearl. She trained at college in
oceanography and art. Now that she has
retired from her busy career as an ocean-
ographic engineer, she has more time to
devote to her second love art. Her work,


being an oceanographer, of course, centres
around sea life and ranges from original
paintings and prints to Christmas cards,
sea glass and shell key rings.
The young artist Caitlynd Zimmer,
whose art work last year was entirely of
fish and other sea creatures, has recently
branched out into fantasy painting. She
was showing these new paintings, which
are full of movement and colour, for the
first time along with her line of jewelry.
Marlee Mason, who is well known for
her exquisite Silver Moon Designs jew-
elry, had many unusual pieces on display
into which she incorporated sea glass and is
now adding fresh water pearls. Two years

Please see Art Show Page 8


A variety of art work and crafts was offered at the Art Show that the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge hosts annually. The show had art that accommodated all pocketbooks. It was com-
bined with a wine tasting provided by Bristol Wines and Spirits.


Showing for the first time, Clark Constant had outstanding acrylics many of which are of
his home country, Haiti. They were colorful and very detailed. The show had a variety of
artwork and crafts and was an excellent opportunity to buy Christmas gifts. Although the
number of artists and guests was down from previous years, everyone enjoyed the event.


Boats equipped with:
VHF Bimini Top Cooler
Anchor & Lines Compass
Dive Ladder Life Jackets
Paddle Flares Flashlight
Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit


30 Boats to Choose From
All Meticulously Maintained
35% off all rentals
through February II
Weekly Rates:
26' Paramount $1435
23' Albury Bros $1155
22' Boston Whaler $1050
20' Albury/Hydra $1015
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GRAHAMl j /ham Real state ghis Week

REAL ESTATE


Casa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Ref#: 3518
N Price: $752,000
Agent: June Russell

Custom built 3 bed/2.5 bath home located just north of Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool and beach access make it a relaxing retreat.


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.

S Great Investment in Marsh Harbour
Ref#: 4169
Price: $347,000
Agent: June Russell
Triplex located in Marsh Harbour. One 2 bed /I 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 wwv


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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!


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Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters ,
Ref #: 3502
Price: $625,000
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 Coconut Creek Lots 4 & 20 -
Excellent Buy! All utilities available ready for your dream
home! $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
alEstate.com patti@grahamrealestate.com


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Broker ,AY C1M E
Marcellus Roberts "
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com


"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 s.ie Pool
Bldg 4 Down g 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-plext CBS building,
each level ha SOL nlents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/i. Isrgrfchen. 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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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian


December 15, 2008


Hope T. Lodge hosted art show and wine tasting


Art Show From Page 6

ago she branched out into oil painting and
at this year's show also exhibited a number
of these paintings depicting island living
and scenes around the Sea of Abaco.
Kim Rody has added another dimension
to her picture subjects this year. In addition
to her paintings of large fish, which she is
known for, she was showing her new more
quirky paintings of scenes and people. One
which drew much interest was George
Wins Bingo at Cap'n Jacks. She has ex-
panded her line of note cards to include a
new Hope Town series.
Kent LeBoutillier as usual had a lovely
selection of mobile copper critters and oth-
er interesting items which include shells,
driftwood and sea-glass on display. This
year she had teamed
up with John Stanley
Francois to present
their very comfortable
'made to order' hand
cut Adirondack chairs.
Tammy Cash can
always be found with
a booth next to her
friend, Kent, and she
also displays unique A
items created from her
beachcombing finds.
She makes festive San-
tas from shells, buoys
and seed pods as well
as pottery shard flower
pots, clocks and other
decorative items.
Ann Schadt's JIBart The comfortable
designs are varied and November 28 at
this year in addition to leisurely convers,


a diversity of bags, necklaces, glasses and
iPod cases she had added a line of very at-
tractive fringed 'Junkanoo bags' in a pletho-
ra of colours. Ann's husband, Herman, was
excited to have added a very bold and vivid
Junkanoo picture to his usual line of Hope
Town watercolours and prints this year.
Brigitte Bowyer Carey has a deep appre-
ciation for the beauty of the these islands
which is evident in her wet- on- wet water
colours painted in vibrant tropical colours.
As usual she had a large selection from
which to choose.
Building model boats comes naturally
to Bill Conty who lives on a Man-O-War
boat built by Uncle Will Albury in 1958.
He says that his own boat gives birth to
his models which he makes in various sizes
right up to ones which are actually used


relaxed atmosphere at the art show held on
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge encouraged
ation.


as tables. These beautiful models are made
from mahogany and cypress.
Sea glass pictures and ornaments began
as a hobby for Mary Balzac a few years
ago, and she has gradually been expanding
on these items. Now she has also branched
out into painting and this year produced a
line of note cards which she had on display
alongside the sea glass pieces.
It was good to see the students of the
Every Child Counts School with a booth at
the show this year; they were missed last
year. The young students did a good job
of manning their stall very courteously and
efficiently assisted by their teacher, Miss
Amanda. The shell necklaces, bracelets,
earrings, note cards and delightful Christ-
mas tree angels all made by the students
were very popular items with customers.
Rounding out the list of exhibitors were
Christine McCully with a variety of paint-


ings and quirky hooks, Virginia Williams
with her straw work and Hope Town ladies
selling Friends of Abaco Animals' calen-
dars.
A good selection of both red and white
wines from New Zealand, California, Italy
and Argentina were offered for tasting by
Bristol Wines and Spirits and were also
available for purchase. A huge array of de-
licious cheeses and crackers were there for
the enjoyment of the patrons and they also
were for sale. This is the first year that the
wines and cheeses have been offered for
sale and the cheeses especially were very
popular. A variety of cocktail accoutre-
ments such as wine markers, swizzle sticks
and stem decorations were also for sale.
The wine and cheese tasting as always add-
ed to the festive atmosphere and provided
a nice opportunity for people to stop for a
while and socialize.


Ph: 242-367-323
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
US: 954-586-7603
Sea Star Building
Marsh Harbour V
Perry Thomas
Owner and Agent
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
"' doclk, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW baclk-
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 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.
R 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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The Abaconian


Section B Page 9


SalesTeam of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

TREASURE CAY
Exquisite Beachfront Estate # 1234-New custom designed
3 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home. plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest
house. Total 7,793 s/funder roofon 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $8,049,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6.900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles & 2 additional
residential lots REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty "# 1059-7 bed, 4.5 bath, 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163' of beach frontage, 1.453 landscaped
acres, magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock. 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Another World" # 1007 -Ocean Blvd. 4 bed. 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3500 s/f beach front home. NOW $1,999,000.
"Firh Tales" # 808- Elegant 3 bed. 3 bath furnished canal
front home. 3,430 s/f under roofon 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn"- Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000,
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canal front home, 3,040 s/f under roolf
double garage. 165' of dockage, new boat li t. $1,495,000.
Windward Beach-Beachfront Home# 1191- 2 bed. 2 bath.
1,550 s/f urnished beach home. 200'sandy beachfront.
32,724 s/f landscaped property,separate garage. $1,425,000,
Palm Bay Harbousfront Home # 2 1071 3 bed, 3.5 bath
new, 2,077 s/f, unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage.
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCING AVAILABLE! REDUCED $995,000.
"Laguna Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed. 2 bath single storey.
1,550 s/feanal front home, furnished. elevated landscaped lot.
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"Sea Cliff"' 733 Exquisite Design. Fabulous Location.
Water Views, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2 level home, 2 car garage on
I acre elevated property. Elegantly furnished, 150 steps
from beach. Excellent rental income history. $799,000.
"Just OffThe Beach"# 1210-3 bed. 2 bath, 2.244 s/f
furnished home on 11,280 s/f parcel. Recently upgraded, well
maintained, enclosed yard, close to beach. $295,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 784- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot. closeto beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poincana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level. 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasuro Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139-3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f
2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly
decorated. Superior beach & ocean views, $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2083 # 1079 -4 bedroom, 3 bath
ground level Phase 5 tastefully decorated & furnished condo.
1,645 s/f living space plus screened lanai overlooking beach
& community pool. REDUCED TO $1,029,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Royal Poinciana#2612- # 972 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golfcart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
Atlantis Condlo #2201 # 1175 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated.
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach, $460,000.


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TREASURE CAY
Atlantis Condo #2202-# 987 2 bed, 2 bath. 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key". Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2203 1000.2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Near beach $499,950.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated. 2 bed. 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/fpatios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000,
Beach Villa 685- # 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed. 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina& golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse. ocean views, close to beach. furnished, excellent
rental history, REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Villa 703# 1209- 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished villa
close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area. Great
rental income potential. $349,000.
Mainer's Cove Condominiums
# 1181 4 bedroom. 3 bath. 2 level. 1.650 s/f furnished harbour
frontcondo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 959-2 bed, 1 bath.2 level fuirnished condo, overlooks
marina, includes full size garage. REDUCEDTO $279,000,
# 454 -2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
# 928 2 bed, I bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $279,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key" harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 -2 bed. 1 bath condo with marina view $274,000.
# 455 -1 bed, 1 bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach, All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views- $1,510,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,446,000,
Windwar Beachl # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $599,950.
Windward Beach i 1090 12,100 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' o frontage on Sea ofAbaco, Native stone/concrete bulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000.
Brigantine Bay# 1200- 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with 106'
of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock & dolphin
pilings, all utilities available, Superb water views. $525,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,220 s/f cleared canal lot with 80'
protected deep water frontage on quiet street. New 40' dock
& 16,000 Ib boat lift. All utilities available. $485,500.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea ofAbaco. 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal
parcels, each 11.200 s/f with 80' bulk head. Cleared. all
utilities available. Purchaseboth& SAVE! EACH $422,000.
Galleon Bay# 422- Prime 10,295 s/fcleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1193 Choice canal lot of 13.200 s/f with
100' of bulkheaded sea wall. All utilities available. Great
water views. Ready to build. $347,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208- Large20,970 s/f canal parcel with
90'+deep water dock & dolphin pilings. All utilities available.
Fantastic building lot, great water views. $299,950.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 -3 bed, 2.5 bath,
1,880 s/f furnished sea view home on 4,918 s/fparcel. Well
maintained, great rental income potential Includes private deep
water dock, $769,000,


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GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath. 2.400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage. Fantastic views. $656,000.
TURTLE ROCKS
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 3 level
furnished beachfront home on private 1.20 acre parcel.1.800
s/f under roof plus 900 s/f decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron
rock shoreline. Panoramic sea views. $949,500.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedropom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000, Very private area. $795,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed. 3 bath. plus
loll 2.500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities, Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823- 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105' deep water
dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic beach nearby $345,000.

# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.

# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $299,500.

#704- 10,400 s/felevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.

# 1080 -12.100 s/fcanal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed $249,500.

# 81 10.400 s/f sea view corner lot near beach $107.000,

# 998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.

# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY
"Ridge Runner" # 1185-6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft. furnished
home includes main house. separate master suite, guest cottage.
pool & dock situated on 1.74 elevated acres with 330' of
shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $2,599,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
NORTH ABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022- Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious residential
lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High elevation, close to
Treasure Cay. All utilities available. Starting at $47,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline.
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 lilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound BlufToverlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home, $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17.650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $155,000.

Inland Lot Near Beach Large 21,450 sff level lot on main
street, electricity & telephone available $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation. Good
road access. $38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
parcel.12,600 s/f+/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.


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The Abaconian


December 15, 2008


Shoppers enjoy Open House events


One of the pleasures of the holiday sea-
son for many people is attending the open
house events held in several Marsh Har-
bour businesses. This allows the shoppers
to see the newest stock the shops have, get
ideas for gifts and enjoy the ambiance of
leisurely shopping while conversing with
friends.
Sand Dollar Shoppe
offered wide variety
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco Gold Sand Dollar Shoppe held
Open House each Friday evening begin-
ning on November 28th and continuing to
December 20. The friendly, helpful staff
were at the ready to assist shoppers with
choices and offer information on their
newest lines. A drawing was held at each
Open House for two excellent prizes and
everyone who entered the doors was eli-
gible. First prize each time was a beauti-
ful piece of jewelry and second prize was
dinner for two at a local restaurant. On
December 23 a drawing will be held for
an exquisite pendant and pair of matching
earrings. This final drawing is open to all
who make any purchase at the store leading
up to Christmas.
The shop was brimming with lovely
items from jewelry to ceramics and cloth-
ing, and many new and unusual products
were to be seen. The Sand Dollar Shoppe
carries a full line of precious gemstones
and also semi-precious stones. It also car-
ries two big lines of very affordable silver
jewelry. Sterling Reputation is silver with a
platinum finish "which has the look of plat-
inum with a silver price tag," says Monica
Higgs, Owner/Manager. The other silver
line is sterling with painted enamel which
is very colorful and eye catching. There


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is also a wide range of Cubit Zirconium
jewelry which looks just like precious dia-
monds but for a mere fraction of the price
tag.
The large centre display case showcases
the Abaco Gold line which is the finest
hand crafted 14K gold jewelry. There are
over 500 nautical and sea life designs to
choose from each made on site by ninth
generation Abaconians. These prove to be
very popular with the tourists in particu-
lar. Although there are so many incredible
pieces to choose from, customers can have
the jeweler create any piece in any design
they desire and can imagine. There is also
a lovely selection of conch pearl jewelry.
Each pearl is appraised and purchased indi-
vidually from local fishermen, then set into
a unique piece of jewelry. Conch pearls
can also be customized into jewelry of an
individual's choice.
A new line of items such as bags of
bath-salts, candles and pot pouri jars for
aromatherapy and relaxation called Exotic
Recovery smell absolutely tantalizing, look
most attractive and make delightful acces-
sories for the home. There is a large new
line of turtles, porpoise and fish figurines
carved from marble with colorations and
markings which are extremely beautiful
and unusual. Another new line of ceram-
ic/poly resin finish figurines is very eye
catching and colorful.
The popular Fresh Produce and Guy
Harvey clothing items are still very much
in evidence and a new line has been added
called Life is Good. This includes a variety
of items such as clothing, mugs, picture
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and customers were offered a 30 percent
saving on jewelry until Christmas Eve.
Many other items were reduced such as
beach bags 20 percent off and items on the
bargain racks at the back of the store 50
percent off.
Store owners are expecting their busi-
est nights to be right before Christmas as
seems to be customary each year. Custom-
ers were able to sit on the porch lit by the
traditional nativity scene and partake of
refreshments and hors d'oeuvres prepared
by Mangoes after enjoying browsing the
store.
Buds N' Blooms expands
in time for the Open House
By Samantha V. Evans
It is an annual tradition for the Christ-
mas season to begin with special events
and the open house at Buds n' Blooms is


one of those such events. Friday evening
November 28th from 6-9 p.m. it held the
open house at its new suite in Memorial
Plaza. This was the first time that 10 per-
cent discount was given off all items pur-
chased on this night. Every year the colors
of Christmas change and this year was no
different. Besides the traditional red, gold,
and green, brown has been added to this
year's color scheme. Butterfly arrange-
ments are new this year along with orna-
ments in the shape of word pillows, candy
arrangements, ice cream cones, cupcakes,
and other fun treats. Candles, throw blan-
kets and hand bags with Scripture verses
also make good gifts. For those persons
who like non-traditional tree toppers, glit-
tered leaves are also available at the store in

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Open House events, popular in Marsh Harbour during this month, are a time when shop-
pers can see friends while browsing for gifts and home decorations. This group was in
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various colors. Motivational wall plaques,
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Buds n' Blooms is pleased to announce
its Christmas tree decorating service as
well as other holiday decorating for homes
and businesses. This service includes deco-
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Christmas arrangements and more. The
shop rents chairs, tables, and chair cover-
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are encouraged to place their orders early
for fresh Christmas centerpieces, boxwood
trees, wreaths and fresh floral arrange-
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shop would like to introduce its fruit ar-
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excellent for parties, new baby showers,
birthdays, anniversa-
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orders must be placed
three days in advance
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Coming in Decem-
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to the public for busi-
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special occasion candy. Men as well as v
The party rental room can buy gifts ea
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an Open House
By Jennifer Hudson
Palm Cottage Furniture and Home Ac-
cessories Store and Wood You Furniture,
located adjacent to each other on Don
MacKay Boulevard, invited the commu-
nity to an Open House on November 22.
Mrs. Chana Albury, proprietor of Palm
Cottage, was pleased with the turnout of
customers who came to enjoy some wine,
hors d'oeuvres and Christmas cheer while
browsing amongst the many items the store
has to offer.
This year the "piece de resistance" was a
Christmas tree decorated entirely with nau-


vomen appreciate Open House events so they
sily. The shop keepers are very helpful and
'ake suggestions that will assist the shoppers
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lands. It was much admired and many of
the ornaments went home with customers
to spend Christmas on the trees of homes
in and around Marsh Harbour. An assort-
ment of very nice quality Santas, elves and
gingerbread people which were also for
sale gave the store a festive atmosphere.
As usual the store was resplendent with
a large variety of attractively upholstered
couches, love seats and chairs as well as


hand painted tables and chests, rugs, cush-
ions, baskets, pictures, lamps and novel-
ties. There were many unusual items to
be found especially nautical items, wood
carvings, ceramics, glass, metal sculptures
and some quirky wall signs for inside or
outside the home.
Mrs. Albury continues to look for top
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North Abaco News
By Vernique Russell
Christmas in the park
The Treasure Cay Town Committee in
conjunction with the North Abaco Dis-
trict Council will host Christmas in the
Park on December 22nd beginning at 6
p.m. This year's event will feature the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching
Band and the Pop Band and the Prime
Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingra-
ham, who is also Member of Parliament
for North Abaco. The event will include
a Christmas carol service and activities


for the children. There will be surprises
and prizes for the children. The highlight
of the evening will be the lighting of the
Christmas tree. This event will be at the
Don Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure
Cay. The Committee is inviting the public
to join the festivities as they ring in the
yuletide season.
Local Government news
The North Abaco District Council con-
tinues to work to improve the communities
it has responsibilities for. The Council is
actively trying to provide wholesome ac-
tivities and assistance in the community in


This is the plan of the recreational park that is under construction at the north end of
Treasure Cay beach. The middle of the picture shows a large pavilion with nine cabanas.
Back from the beach is a restroom block. The park will have volleyball and tennis courts.
Two playgrounds will provide recreation for the younger crowd. Most of the buildings are
now underway and a large parking lot is already paved. This will be a place for all North
Abaco residents to gather. It is being made possible by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham.
Last year each member of Parliament was allocated $100,000 to be spent in his constitu-
ency. Mr. Ingraham felt that North Abaco would benefit from a park. More facilities will
be added with his allocation for this year.


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any possible way. Among the latest con-
tribution by the district was a donation to
the Treasure Cay Emergency Services.
The Council presented a cheque for $600
to help defray the expenses that they are
encountering to complete the building. The
Council is very grateful for the services
that are being provided to the northern part
of the island. The emergency services have
played an active support role and for this
the committee is appreciative.
The family park and recreational area
project on the north end of Treasure Cay
Beach is near completion. To date the pa-
vilion of the structure is ready for the roof
to go on. However, work to the project has
ceased until after the holidays. When work
commences, the roof will be constructed


and the project will be a step closer to
completion.
Santa Claus is
coming to town
You better watch out, you better not
cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you
why. Santa Claus is coming to town.
On December 25th at 9 p.m. Santa will
land in Treasure Cay. The public is in-
vited to meet Santa at the Tipsy Seagull in
Treasure Cay to collect goodies and take
photos with Santa. This tradition began
over 25 years ago and has continued ever
since. Santa is brought to Treasure Cay
Please see North Page 73


5. C. lootle MHzgn Sccool held a combined Tianksgiving service and awards ceremony.
The students and staff collected food for the needy in North Abaco and brought it to the
service. Boxes of food can be seen in this photo.




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by the Treasure Cay Property Owners
Association. The property owners wish
everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year.
Second Homeowners
Make Donation
Former Senior Medical Attendant at the
Corbett Medical Centre, Dr. Ron Wilson,
and his wife, Mrs. Jackie Wilson, who
are second homeowners in Treasure Cay,
graciously donated a variety of balls to the
Physical Education Department of S.C.
Bootle High School recently. The balls
were enthusiastically received and will
aid greatly in the athletic programs at the


school. The school thanks the Wilsons for
their kind donation.
Business news
Heavenly Manna is opened
The newest restaurant in Treasure Cay,
the Heavenly Manna, is open and serving
an international cuisine from around the
world including Jamaican, American and
Italian dishes along with Bahamian dishes.
The restaurant hosted its grand opening
on December 6th. The evening was filled
with fun and excitement as the owner cut
the ribbon to officially open the restau-
rant. Those in attendance were treated to
scrumptious delights. A prayer of blessing
was uttered for the establishment. The op-
erating hours are Monday and Wednesday


7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will serve
breakfast and lunch daily and dinner only
on the weekend. An invitation is extended
to the public to feast on one of the many
available scrumptious specials. Heavenly
Manna is located in the Brent Lowe Plaza
in Treasure Cay.
School News
Treasure Cay Primary cel-
ebrates Thanksgiving
The staff and students of the Treasure
Cay Primary School celebrated Thanks-
giving in grand style. With an attitude
of appreciation firstly to God for all the
blessings He bestowed upon them, then
to friends who have faithfully supported
the school, the children performed songs,
dances, recitations and special readings.
The celebration was a grand success and


those in attendance enjoyed the show.
Awards celebration
The Cooper's Town Primary School
awarded the students in grades two through
six for their hard work and accomplish-
ment over the school year 2007-2008. The
students were treated to an inspiring mes-
sage to strive for excellence by the guard-
ian counselor of the Sherlin Bootle School,
Rashida Murray. They were encouraged to
keep climbing the ladder for good success.
Parents and well wishers gathered for the
celebration and cheered the children on as
they received their awards.
Congratulations to the students of Coo-
per's Town Primary for a job well done.

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Sherlin Bootle celebrated
its Awards Day and
Thanksgiving Service
S.C. Bootle celebrated its Awards Day
and Thanksgiving Service on November
28. This was done in the spirit of giving
and receiving. Students who performed
well for the academic year 2007-2008 in
the different subject areas were presented
with trophies and plaques. High flyers
were rewarded for GPA's over 3.5. Stu-
dents who worked hard were, indeed, very
happy to be recognized and rewarded .
This was evident by the many smiles.
Guest speaker for the occasion was


Pastor Cedric Bullard from Revival Time
Pentecostal Church in Cooper's Town. He
related some of his own experiences when
he was a child. He encouraged the students
to follow their dreams but most of all to
put God first. For those students who did
not receive awards, he told them to work
harder and be a leader and not a follower.
To those who performed well, he said to
continue working hard.
Treasure Cay Ltd. is the sponsor for this
event and the S.C. Bootle family is very
grateful for this kind gesture. The special
guests included Mr. Theophilus Cox, Ad-
ministrator for North Abaco, and Ms. Pau-
la Morley and Mr. Eric Collie, representa-
tives for Treasure Cay Ltd. Math teacher,
Mr. Rudolph Kawalram, presented his


Dr. and Mrs. Ron Wilson, long time residents of Treasure Cay and a practicing doctor
until his recent retirement, donated many balls to the physical education department of
S.C. Bootle High School. The Wilsons are pictured with students and a staff member of
the school.


BJC students with cash prizes for their ex-
traordinary effort in the BJC math exams
last year.
The students of S.C. Bootle demon-
strated what it means to care by donating
food items to be presented to the Anglican
Church in Black Wood for distribution.
Although faced with trying times, the stu-
dents gave willingly during this Thanks-
giving season.
Report Card Day
National Report Card is December 18th.
Principals are urging parents to collect their
children's report cards. It is also a time
that parents can meet with their children's
teachers to find out their work habits and
progress. Teachers are encouraging par-
ents to visit the school more frequently and
check on their children. Report cards can
be collected between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m.
Church News
Christmas Productions Notice
Churches and civic organizations
throughout North Abaco will host pro-
grams and productions celebrating the
holidays. On December 25th the Church
of God in Cooper's Town will host its an-
nual Christmas production. The show will
feature songs, dances and skits. On De-
cember 28th the Full Gospel Assembly of
God in Treasure Cay will host its annual
Christmas production. This year's produc-
tion will feature dances, skits, recitals and
a grand finale dramatization of a play that
will make you laugh, cry and want to see it
over and over again.
Beloved Pastor Dies
Pastor Cecil Forbes, Senior Associate


Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly in Trea-
sure Cay and District Presbyter for the
Abaco District of the Assemblies of God
Churches, passed away. Pastor Forbes had
a tragic fall at Camp Abaco during the dis-
trict day celebrations on October 13 and
had to be airlifted to Nassau for further
medical attention. He was hospitalized and
underwent surgeries. Following the surger-
ies his healing process was coming along
fine. Just a few days before he was to be
released from the hospital, the community
of Treasure Cay was saddened to learn that
he had passed away.
Pastor Forbes was a man of integrity,
loyalty and character. He was one who no
matter what your disposition in life he al-
ways gave a ray of hope and showed that
he believed in you. He was a loving and
gentle man who did anything in his power
to assist people in their time of need. He
was a caring and faithful man who stood
for righteousness and believed in fairness.
He had a heart of gold and impacted many
lives.
His funeral service was held at the Full
Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay and
hundreds of people came from near and
far to pay their final respect to him. Many
spoke with kind words about the impact he
had on their lives and the difference he had
made. One thing that remained the same
in all of the testimonies was that he was
an irreplaceable man who has left a void
that cannot be filled. A genuine man who
did not just preach but practiced what he
preached. The community of Treasure Cay

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Hints for Helping Our Environment
Vehicle Conservation
Regular tune-ups, clean filters and proper tire pressure will increase
a car's gas mileage. A poorly tuned engine can consume 3 9
percent more gas.



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North From Page 14
and North Abaco at large has lost a great
man, a fighter, a man of valor, a father to
many, a friend and an example of true god-
ly living. The community expresses their
heartfelt sympathy to the Forbes family as
they go through this hour of bereavement.
Service of Appreciation
In an effort to give roses while Bishop
Wright is alive, the congregation of Reviv-
al Time Pentecostal Church hosted a ser-
vice of appreciation for the general over-
seer of that body. The service was held on
November 30th at the church in Cooper's
Town. People from all walks of life and
all denominations joined the host church
to honor a man whose contribution to the
gospel is priceless. For many years Bishop
Wright traveled the streets of Abaco to
carry the gospel. He founded the church
more than 25 years ago and served as Se-
nior Pastor ever since. Recently he passed
the pastoral baton on to Pastor Cedric Bul-
lard, who is the grandson of the late Jeffery
Cox, co-founder. His life and work have
produced many fruits and for this he was
honored. Men of the clergy of all denomi-
nations spoke sincere words of the impact
that he has had on their lives and encour-
aged him. The appreciation service cli-
maxed a week of services. The community
of North Abaco joins the family of Revival
Time Pentecostal in extending gratitude to
Bishop Henry Wright for his work.
Baptist Fun Day
The Baptist churches throughout North
Abaco held a fun day for the youth on No-
vember 29th. The fun day was held at the
Don Corbett Basketball Court. There were


lots of activities to participate in, lots of
food, music and fun. The fun day was used
as to unite the group, a time of fellowship
and fun. Those who attended enjoyed the
event and are certainly looking forward to
the next one.
People in the news
Wedding Bells
On November 14th Ms. Elizabeth Huyler
and Mr. Jamal McDonald exchanged vows
at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church
in a ceremony officiated by Rev. George
Rolle. Many people gathered to celebrate
with the couple. A garden evening recep-
tion was hosted following the ceremony at
the couple's residence in Cooper's Town.
Ms. Desiree Lowe and Mr. Algereo
Edgecombe will pledge their love to each
other on December 13 with a garden recep-
tion following at the home of the bride's
parents. Ms. Lowe is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Brent Lowe of Treasure Cay and
Mr. Edgecombe is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Garnet Edgecombe of Cooper's Town.
The community of North Abaco con-
gratulates both couples on the start of their
lives together.
Tragic accident takes a life
An accident that occurred on the Sher-
lin Bootle Highway near the settlement of
Cedar Harbour on November 28th claimed
the life of Felecia Laura Pritchard, 21, and
left another fighting for his life. Happily,
the victim that was hospitalized is now
released but is still under doctor's watch.
The community of North Abaco extends
sympathy to the family of the deceased. It

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December 15, 2008


Scurvy Few collects Toys for Tots


By Samantha V. Evans
The 11th annual Toys for Tots was held
on December 6th across from Memorial
Plaza. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club
organizes this event to raise funds for this
worthy cause every year. The group, made
up of local Abaconians, is proud to bring
joy to the lives of so many kids across this
island. With the help of local churches
and local government, toys are distributed
from Grand Cay to Moore's Island. The
group plans to distribute 750 to 800 toys
this year which will total approximately
$9,000. The money for the toys will come
from monetary donations and toys from the
community, fund raisers like this one and
from donations by the members. Toy box-
es were strategically placed in banks to al-


low residents
to purchase
and drop off
toys they
would like to
give to help
them meet
their quota
of gifts.
This year This girl was very proud of
the group her lion face.
introduced
donation cans which can be seen at busi-
ness places primarily in Central Abaco to
collect additional funds.
At the Toys for Tots fund raiser, a day of
games, activities and food was planned for
the entire family to enjoy. The kids were


able to have their picture taken with Santa,
get their face painted, enjoy the bouncing
castle and eat delicious food including hot
dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, conch frit-
ters, and beverages. Midday about a dozen
Scurvy Few members rode the streets of
Abaco on their motorcycles ending at the
site led by a fire engine. It was exciting for
the kids to see the fire truck and so many
motorcycles all at once. To make the day
even more exciting, three bicycles were
raffled off to make three kids very happy
this Christmas. The raffle was held at 5
p.m. and the lucky kids were Erwin from
Dundas Town, Dakota Albury and Mariah
Long, both from Marsh Harbour.


Cotton candy was a popular snack at the Toys for Tots mini fair held in Marsh Harbour
on December 6. The fair was raising money to buy toys for less fortunate chilren on
Abaco. The Scurvy Few hopes to distribute 750 to 800 toys. The members will work with
church leaders and local government officials in each community for the distribution of
the gifts.


SImagine waking to the sound of the ocean, strolling for shells on your pristine beach, watching the most
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few steps away and you are only 10 minutes by golf cart or boat from historic Hope Town.This 8432 sq.
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Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune, endless
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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 com-
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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.
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I/I apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2 offering
cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great oceanfront lot
just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The Cook Estate at Turtle Rocks Almost 5 acres offering 3
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Interior lots starting at $125,000 Call for details
Hope Town Conch Quest 2/1 beach cottage just
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Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+ feet
of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE
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Listings:
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Hope Town Cottage 47B 4/4 $3,175,000
Plantation Cottage 47 3/3 $2,500,00
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Golf course lot 48 $2,000,000
Beach lot 23 and 27 $3,750,000
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ocean with private beach at $1.8 million. Best prices in
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acre of land. 225' dock. $499,900


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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian


December 15, 2008


J ithLough the
holiday of Christmas comes but once a year, all
of us at BTC try to make that Christmas feeling
of giving prevail year 'round with savings and
specials on our many products and services.
Whether it's with our "Mad Minutes" program
of last July and August, or the day-to-day sav-
ings of BTC's Vibe, VoiceMail and I-Connect,
just to name a few of our money saving prod-
ucts, we want our valued customers to have
that Christmas feeling every day of the year!
As we enter the holiday season this year, we
are especially aware that, although now, more
than ever before, everyone is looking to econo-
mize wherever possible, we still need to stay
connected to friends and family as we go about
our daily lives because that is what is at the
heart of the holidays: staying in touch with our
loved ones.
We at BTC want to make that a bit easier for
everyone, in particular all of our cell phone cus-
tomers, pre-paid and post-paid. So, as our spe-
cial Christmas gift to you this year, as of
December 1st, we will be eliminating forever
the charges for some basic mobile services.
From December 1st, there will never again be
a monthly charge for Caller ID, Call Waiting
and Voicemail for all our mobile customers.
These features all enable you to save money:
Caller ID by ascertaining who is calling you
before you answer, Call Waiting by allowing
you to take more than one call at a time and
Voicemail by making it possible for you to


receive messages so that you never again have
to miss that important call. And now they will
be absolutely free to all cell phone users who
depend upon this kind of communication for
their personal and business needs.
And there is no installation fee. If you do not
have these services presently, as of December
1st, these features will automatically show up
on your phones, free of charge. Moreover, start-
ing December 1st, every SIM card purchased
will be pre-programmed to include Caller ID,
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cost to the customer.
All of us here at BTC are working tirelessly to
ensure that you are able to stay connected to
those you love during the holiday season and
throughout the year. This is our way of making
sure you can and save money at the same
time. We hope that this special Christmas gift
to our customers will help to make the holidays
brighter, while allowing you to spend just a lit-
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want to wish each and everyone the very merri-
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335 ft. of sandy beach frontage.
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News of the Cays


Man of War
Arts and Crafts Show
By Mirella Santillo
There were objects for everyone's taste
at the third annual Man-O-War Arts and
Crafts Show that took place on December
6th, the perfect time for people looking for
Christmas presents. Approximately 20 ven-
dors had gathered next to the playground to
sell cookies, candies, cakes, some to eat on
the spot, some in gift containers, cooked
food, home made ice cream and, of course,
many handcrafted items, a lot of them made
of wood, the specialty of Man-O-War. The
ladies displayed their wares on tables set in
the middle of the tents while the men were
on the outskirts.
After a necessary stop at the food ta-
bles, working your way around the tents,
you would have stopped at Mrs. Mandy
Sands to perhaps buy one or more of the
many Androsia fabric items she had cre-
ated, such as place mats, purses, tot bags,
aprons and cushions. Next, the native sea-
scapes of Ms. Sonya Albury attracted your
attention as well as the clay turtles or star
fish pendants, brightly decorated, hanging
on a contrasting ribbon, the perfect present
for a young girl. And you could not help
but stop at Mrs. Crissy Eldon's display of
jewelry or on a more practical note you
might have found something useful at the
next stand where wooden hotplates, towel
holders, small boxes and driftwood picture
frames were displayed. More decorated
frames and mirrors, more glass beads
jewelry awaited you on the opposite side
of the tent. Then there were hundreds of
Christmas ornaments, all made of various
shells and decorated in the season's spirit


by Mrs. Netica Roberts. Near the entrance
was Ms. Tuppy Weatherford's artistic pho-
tographs of local flora and fauna.
The woodwork was exquisitely hand-
crafted. From the multi-drawer wooden
boxes, reminding one of the Art-Deco pe-
riod, of Mr. Ricky Sweeting, Jr. and the
wooden salad bowls and miniature vases
of his father Mr Ricky Sweeting Sr, pol-
ished to a mirror shine to the wooden pens
of Mr Philip Sands or the boat models of
Mr Andy Albury, all were a delight to the
Please see Cays Page 21


About 20 artisans displayed their work at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show held on
December 6. Many of the items were wood craft, a tradition of the community. Along with
the artwork, others offered enticing food, another area that Man-O-War excels in. The
crowds came from many communities to browse and Christmas shop.


Amanda's
White Sound, Elbow Cay


Jewelry was a popular item offered for sale
at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show.
Attractively displayed items were very ap-
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December 15, 2008








More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 20
eyes. Further away children's furniture
held drift wood lamps and a rocking camel
was ready for its rider.
Many went on the morning ferry but not
many left without a shopping bag in their
hands. The weather had cooperated; it was
sunny and mild, the perfect day to browse
and enjoy the socializing that accompanies
these functions. If you missed the event,
there will be another one in spring. The
organizers, Mrs Mandy Sands, Ms. Sonya
Albury, Mrs. Crissy Eldon and Mrs. Net-
ica Roberts, are already planning the next
show that will take place in April during
the first Man-O-War's Heritage Festival.


Scotland Cay donates to
MOW school
Forty-two families on Scotland Cay
have put together over $10,000 in private
funds that they donated to the Man-O-War
Primary School on December 12th. In ad-
dition to the cash donation one resident is
donating a new recliner to be use as a prize
for the annual Flea Market that the Man-O-
War School holds in February.
While some residents have decided to
donate school and office supplies to the
Man-O-War-O-War School, others are
putting together donations for the annual
flea market event.
These gestures by the Scotland Cay ho-
meowners are greatly appreciated.


Kids of Small World Learning Center in Man-O-War Cay delivered cookies and sang car-
ols to the elderly and shut-in folks on the island. Everyone had great time and the group
looks forward to doing this again. Small World Learning Center is a Christian preschool
that is in its 9th year of operation. Some of its first students are now in high school.


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Abaco has to offer. Abaco Eco, a new
eco-tourism business, is opening with a
focus on kayak rentals and tours. The
business will be based in Hope Town and
will offer tours of the Elbow Cay area
with plans to expand to Marsh Harbour
in the future.
The choice of name is not accidental.
The word 'eco' emphasizes their goals for
the business: education, conservation and


observation. "We believe that it is impor-
tant to acknowledge the importance and
beauty of the environment. The Bahamas
offers a unique outdoor experience, and
we hope to share the natural beauty that is
Abaco with visitors and residents," says
owner Justin Higgs.
"There's more to mangrove creeks
than most people realize. We plan for all
of our tours to educate people about these
areas and the animals living there, and
to offer them the opportunity to observe
the local wildlife in their natural habitat.
Please see Cays Page 22


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More News Open House From Page Il


of the Cays


Cays From Page 27
Hopefully, out of that experience an in-
terest in conservation will increase."
The kayaks are designed for two people
but can be paddled by an experienced per-
son solo. Current tours and rentals offered
include exploring White Sound, paddling
from White Sound north or south along El-
bow Cay or a historic tour of Hope Town
harbour. For the more experienced kay-
akers, calm days offer the opportunity to
visit a portion of the Abaco barrier reef,
the second longest in the Bahamas. You
can cruise along the beaches of Hope Town
stopping at a secluded spot, or take your
snorkel gear with you and jump over to
take a closer look at the coral and fish just
below you.
You can contact Abaco Eco at abaco-
eco@yahoo.com, www.abacoeco.com or
call 366-0398 or 475-9616.


quality furniture and exceptional home ac-
cessories and likes to find things which are
different to keep it fresh. Some of the new
items she is bringing in are a five-piece
recliner theatre set for a media room and
kiddie couches and love seats.
All red and green Christmas decorations
and ornaments are on sale plus two shelves
of items and a variety of hand painted
vanities all at 50 percent off. "I keep two
shelves of items at 50 percent off all year
round," stated Mrs. Albury.
Mr. Billy Albury, proprietor of Wood
You, is also always looking for new things
so that he can keep his stock varied. The
store, which is known for its very wide
range of unfinished wood pieces for ev-
ery room in the house, now also carries a
few finished pieces, and items can also be
specially ordered. One of his new pieces
is a three-way crib which begins its life
as a baby crib, then converts to a tod-
dler bed, then a regular twin bed. Many
people may not know that Wood You has
a website which opens up access to the
entire range of products manufactured by
Wood You so that customers are not lim-
ited to what they see in the Abaco store.
Furniture pieces can be selected from the
website and then ordered in the Marsh
Harbour shop.



THE XTERINATORS1


A new tour company, Abaco Eco, offers
tours on kayaks. This is a good way to ap-
preciate the beauty of Abaco.


By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco School Sports Associa-
tion sponsored an inter-schools volleyball
championship which ended on Novem-
ber 29th with games between the finalists
Agape Christian School and S.C. Bootle
High School. St Francis de Sales was also
in the league but did not participate in the
competition because of exams.
The finals took place at Ocean View
Park. The students, all under 20, had prac-
ticed the previous night by playing in a
jamboree with some local women's teams.
The Dolphins of S.C. Bootle won the
Senior Girls' Division while the Senior
Boys' Division's victory went to the Senior
Boys of Agape Christian School. Trophies


will be awarded at a later date.
Volleyball is seeing a return of popular-
ity. In October two women's teams start-
ed playing each weekend, the Spikers, a
group of Murphy Town ladies coached by
Randy Davis, a BTC employee, and the
Divas composed of ladies from Cherokee,
Spring City and Treasure Cay coached by
Insp. Poitier.
Games take place Friday and Saturday
evenings, and Sunday afternoon either
at Ocean View Park or at Abaco Central
High School. There will be a short break
for the holidays, but games will resume at
the beginning of the year.


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We wish aaf our readers a very

healthy, happy AVew Year.


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December 15, 2008








Bird Watching at Baker's Bay


By Mirella Santillo
In spite of the chilly weather, a small
group of local bird watchers left Marsh
Harbour before dawn in the morning of
November 22nd on a bird watching expedi-
tion. The ferry of the Baker's Bay Golf and
Ocean Club carried them to Great Guana


Cay where they observed and recorded
how many different species of birds, espe-
cially migrants, could be seen on that part
of the cay surrounding the resort.
Ms. Shanishka Bain, an environmental-
ist, and Mr. Ricky Johnson, an eco-tour
guide, both employees of Baker's Bay,


organized the trip with Dr. Livingston
Marshall and were escorts for the morn-
ing. The wind and the cold did not pre-
vent the feathered creatures from showing
themselves and 27 species were observed
within a few hours.
A few Royal Terns and several Rudy
Turn-Stones were spotted immediately
upon setting foot on the docks. A bus
transported the bird watchers to the north
of the island to the targeted area and during
the journey more species were spotted.
The first stop was the nursery grounds
which proved to be a great observation area
as a multitude of different species could be
seen fluttering from pot to pot and in the
surrounding trees in search of food.
Next was a coppice inhabited by the usu-
al species Cat Birds, Red-legged Thrushes,
White Crown Pigeons and many Cuban
Emerald Humming Birds. A little Blue
Grey Fly-Catcher was spotted as well as a


couple of Oven Birds and a colorful Cape
May Warbler.
The highlight of the morning, however,
was a quick glimpse of a beautiful, but shy
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More North Abaco News


North From Page 15
is our hope that God will continue to sus-
tain you during this time.
The fu-
neral ser-
vice for Fe-
licia Latara
Pritchard
was held on
December
13 at End
Time Har-
vest Church
Felicia Pritchard in Crown
Haven. She is survived by her daugh-
ters Livia Brown and Marcie Moxey; fa-
ther Michael Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted
mother Gwendolyn Bain; stepmother Vi-
venne Pritchard; sisters Alicia and Cath-
erine Martin, Madea Williams, Makenna
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and Makayla Pritchard, Fenicia Cornish,
Suzette, Molly, Ingrid and Ericka Bain;
brothers David Johnson, Rondenero, Ser-
rano and Michael Pritchard Jr., Stephen
Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond Mun-
nings, Clarence and Frederick Bain; nu-
merous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
a host of other relatives and friends.

Little Abaco
Co-op holds
training workshop
By Cleola Pinder
On December 6th the North Abaco Co-
operative Society Ltd. held a workshop for
its members in Crown Heaven at the New
Revival Time Youth Hall. In attendance
was Mr. Oscar Spencer of the InterDevel-
opment Bank and Dr. Marikis Alverez of
ICCA.


This Cooperative is a multipurpose Co-
operative registered since July 18, 1997.
Little Abaco is a fishing community in the
North and therefore their focus has been
more on the fishing industry. There are 60
active members of which 40 are fisherman
and eight are women.
The international group is assisting the
Cooperative by providing technical sup-
port training and funding to expand the


Cooperative so we can operate a marine
shop, generating economic activity in the
Northern end of Abaco.
The meeting is the first of many.
Officers of the Cooperative are as fol-
lows: Leon O. Pinder President, Burnell
Parker Vice-President, Charlie Mills -
Treasurer, Daniel Curry Assistant Trea-
surer, Wilfred Curry Secretary, and Cle-
ola A. Pinder Director.


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Abaco Cruising Guide

celebrates 20 years
Steve Dodge, a sec-
ond homeowner on
Elbow Cay, cel-
ebrated 20 years of
publishing the Cruis-
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updating it annually.
He held a book sign-
ing at Sea Spray Re-
sort on November 27.
He taught history at
Milliken University in
Decatur, Illinois, un
til he retired recently.
He is assisted in pro-
ducing the Guide by
his wife Marjorie and
sons Jon and Jeff.
After much research,
Steve wrote a history
of Abaco, "Abaco -
The History of an Out
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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.
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Check the wires on your Christmas lights, they will
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Invitation

for Proposals

2009-2010


1 Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Marsh Harbour administrative office and the Marsh Harbour power
station/stores offices (including all bathrooms and kitchens). Services
will be required from Monday Friday for the administrative office
and from Sunday thru Friday for the Marsh Harbour power station.
2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Green Turtle Cay office. Services will be required two (2) days per
week Tuesday and Thursday.
3. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep
of the Green Turtle Cay power station.
4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Guana Cay sub station including Orchid Bay.
5. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and upkeep of
the following Bahamas Electricity Corporation stations/substations:
Crossing Rocks sub station, Cherokee Sound, Winding Bay, Bahama
Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, U.P.S. (opposite Island Breezes),
Public Works Department (PWD) location, Murphy/Dundas Town
(across from Grace Baptist Church), Leisure Lee sub station, Trea-
sure Cay power station & sub station, Green Turtle Cay sub station
(ferry dock location), Marsh Harbour gov' dock, Marsh Harbour
stores compound, the Fox Town station & the Marsh Harbour power
station.
6. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Treasure Cay office. Services will be required five (5) days per week
Monday Friday
7. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C.
Hope Town office and light landscaping and cleaning of the B.E.C.
Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week
(Wednesday) and twice per month for light landscaping and cleaning
of the grounds.
8. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Man-O-War Cay sub station & the old power station site.
9. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep
of the Moores Island power station.
10. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-
keep of the Sandy Point power station.
Interested persons should present a monthly cost in writing for op-
timum upkeep of the premises, accompanied by a valid business li-
cense and proof of citizenship in a sealed envelope with the word
"tender" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.
Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the atten-
tion of: Mr. Wenzel R. Jones, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before
January 9, 2010.
The corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.


December 15, 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 25


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Many of Abaco's problems are not being resolved


By J.F. Hedden
The ongoing concern over landscape and
environmental degradation has really come
to a head over the last month, and of major
interest are the perceived threats of mega
dollar development projects, creek system
degradation, the creation of aesthetic des-
erts on the highway hilltops, the new land-
fill, roadside garbage, visual pollution in
the settlements, the location of the planned
BEC generating plant, and, of course, the
sewage disposal system for the new Spring
City subdivision.
Other issues that may not be so highly
visual but are equally important include the
loss of public lands and public access, air
quality in the Marsh Harbour area, the in-
creased level of crime, the economic slow
down and job losses, future growth, the
price of crawfish on the international mar-
ket, and, of course, public perception of
local and central government.
To add to this state of affairs, extremes
of opinions and polarisation have become
the norm in our modern society. It seems
as if the majority now takes a stand on is-
sues and refuses to give ear to alternative
views, suggestions and ideas. This is espe-
cially happening in politics where elected
members of the House of Assembly are
busy criticising plans and decisions put
forward across the floor, where rather they
should be working in concert to solve the
very serious times the country is starting
to go through. Blaming one party or the
other achieves little except the frustration
of the voting public. The trade unions are
also at loggerheads with their membership,
the government and, even worse, their
own management teams. It would certainly
appear to me that the economic situation
has left the whole country short, and no-


body seems to know where the funds have
gone.
So why not ? blame somebody else!
In addition, we have implications of
government corruption and bribery in our
two most prominent public service depart-
ments, customs and immigration. The po-
lice and defence forces have been under
fire for many years, and now they must be
relieved to have a break. Yet the general
public has known these things for years.
Why now does it all come to light?
Again we see public infrastructure fall-
ing apart around our ears. Public roads are
quickly becoming a disgrace, and the red
rings around the potholes are overtaking
the black top. The Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company is boasting of its new
efficient GSM network that has solved
all of the problems of dropped calls and
poor connections. Yet I still am unable to
use my mobile at home,or in many areas
throughout Abaco. BEC limps along lan-
guidly, linesmen and employees always
friendly and helpful, but for some reason
engineering seems to be unable to provide
Hope Town and Elbow Cay with reliable
power and a semi continuous service.
Religious establishments seem to be
strangely quiet over the state of the econo-
my and the earnings, or lack, of faith sis-
ters and brothers. Perhaps they don't need
to because these shepherds, as good herds-
men do, must be selling off their luxury
assets and welcoming the flock into their
own abode for succour and warmth. After
all, Christianity is a faith of sharing, from
the fish to the thousands, and the talents we
all have buried.
As my only friend advises, "Please don't
stop the carnival."
However.......


Loss of public lands has the potential of
becoming a major factor for future genera-
tions of Bahamians, as private lands and
properties along the eastern seaboard of
Abaco become more attractive for devel-
opment. As we all know, the private lands
are found along the coastline where the
high value real estate in The Bahamas is
also found.
However, the only highway going south
from Marsh Harbour runs through the cen-
tre of the island's land mass, having been
so placed for ease of transportation of har-
vested trees to the shipping point of Snake
Cay. Feeder, or reservation, tracks run
east and west towards the coast from this
main artery and naturally approach the pri-
vate property of the Atlantic coastline.
Historically, these have been used for
coastal access, often with footpaths as-
sisting the final journey to the beaches
and bays at the waterside of the freehold
properties. Unfortunately, it seems as de-
velopment takes place each property feels
the need for its own personal access route
to the main road of the island. The result
is that a plethora of spaghetti tracks are be-
ginning to appear along the highway, ser-


vicing the properties to the east. It must
be understood that each road uses several
acres of public property to access a private
development, and also the forest is slowly
becoming broken up into distinct parcels,
so losing its contiguity. As this continues,
the forest will become a maze of capillar-
ies, and the average Bahamian will become
the loser, as usual.
I would suggest that as part of the devel-
opmental planning for Abaco programme
the government of The Bahamas include
several items for zoning.
Firstly, access roads to private lands be
approved for highway distances of a mini-
mum of three to five miles, and any prop-
erty utilising these access roads will be
obliged to place north/south access along
their own boundaries. Apart from anything
else this will limit the entrance of traffic to
the highway system all along its length and
so provide a safety boon.
Secondly, all coastal lands be examined
carefully, and portions of the coastline be
designated as ecologically sensitive, and
thus limited as to the type of development
that will be approved for that section.
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People in the News


Coldwell Banker expands
to Treasure Cay
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has
stepped up its presence in Abaco with the
appointment to its sales team of Shirley
Carroll in Treasure Cay.
This
brings to
four the
number of
agents post-
ed on Ab-
aco. Light-
bourn Realty
presently has
offices and
Shirley Carroll agents in
Cherokee Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Man-
O-War Cay, Marsh Harbour and now
Treasure Cay.
"We're delighted to have Shirley on
board," said Mike Lightbourn, compa-
ny president. "Shirley is a hardworking,


people's person who fits perfectly into our
team. Shirley was born and raised in Nas-
sau where she worked in a dental office for
almost 40 years. She and her husband, Pe-
ter, decided to relocate to Abaco. Not only
are her roots here, but their son and his
family moved to Abaco ten years earlier."
Shirley and Peter live in Treasure Cay
and together wish to promote this "piece of
heaven" as a vacation and permanent home
location. For Shirley, the experience of
renting and then selling their home sparked
an interest in the real estate business.
Peter spent 30 years in the electronics
service field and is now working on build-
ing a duplex. So Shirley, with a husband
contractor, enters the real estate field on a
strong footing.
They love their new life in Abaco and
walking the famous Treasure Cay beach
with their two Shih Tzus, Kahlua and
Lukie.


Agent earns Broker's license
Well known Abaco resident Bill Thorn-
dycraft has earned his broker's license from
the Bahamas Real Estate Association. To
qualify, Bill
had to com-
plete several
challeng-
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Council of
Residential
Specialists as
well as one
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He continues his work as Treasurer of the
Abaco Chapter of BREA and with Sandra
Evans as a valuable partner at Abaco Wa-
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LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour

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Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
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Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
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Nassau Contact
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Fax: (242) 322-3451
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
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Palm Beach Contact
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AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30
p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community
Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday each month at
6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional
information.


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The Abaconian Section B Page 27








Change Ministries held its annual Conference


By Mirella Santillo
For four days Change Ministries Interna-
tional celebrated its yearly fall conference
under the theme of Kingdom Announce-
ment. Pastor Samuel Cornish's wife Mrs.
Carmen Cornish, explained that the func-
tion was aimed at boosting people's mo-
rale and putting them in a positive frame of
mind to face the end of the year, especially
now that the economy is not doing well.
The event was very well attended by
residents not only from the central area but
also from Sandy Point, Cooper's Town,
Mount Hope and Fox Town. They came
to hear renown guests speakers, pastors
and evangelists who visited Abaco not only


from other islands of The Bahamas, but
also from other Caribbean islands and the
United States.
From Nassau Apostle Raymond Wells
from Living Waters Ministries addressed
the congregation during two mid-day ses-
sions; Evangelist Denise Madther from
Freeport preached to a full house assem-
bly on the topic We Have Inherited all the
Covenants' Promises; from the Turks and
Caicos Bishop Coletta Williams; from the
U.S. Psalmist Myron Williams entertained
the audience with music and gospel sing-
ing; and Pastor Jonathan McKnight, the
author of the book Prayer is a Must and
a CD Seven Prayers of Victory, left the


attendants completely enthralled on the last
night of the conference.
On the second night the host Pastor Sam-
uel Cornish spoke on The Authority of the
Believers and Pastor McKnight from the
Sanctuary of Praise in Orlando, Florida,
gave the assembly a message of hope in his
sermon by comparing a new positive phase
in life to the birth of a baby. When the
Water Breaks. People felt renewed and left


with the feeling that they could keep going
forward, said Mrs. Carmen Cornish.
Every evening prizes were drawn and
some were lucky enough to win a weekend
at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, com-
pliments of the resort, gift baskets offered
by John Bull, dinners for two at Anglers
Restaurant and several $50 gas coupons
donated by Change Ministries.


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December 15, 2008








GOVERNMENT NOTICE

THE ACQUISITION OF LAND '/ ,
ACT (Chapter 233) <'
DECLARATION OF
INTENDED ACQUISITION

WHEREAS it appears to the Prime Minister, the Min- \
ister responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition of
Lands that the land described in the Schedule hereto is
needed for a public purpose. .
NOW THEREFORE Notice is hereby given by the
Promoter, the Minister responsible for Public Works,
that the said land is needed for a public purpose, name- ,
ly, construction of a public road and for uses related i
thereto and that the said Promoter intends to acquire
the said land for the said public purpose.
ALL PERSONS interested in the said land shall within
thirty (30) days of the publication of this Notice in the /
Gazette or the posting of the same, state in writing to /
the Promoter, whether by hand-delivery or by post at
P. 0. Box N-8156, Nassau, The Bahamas, the nature
of their interests in the said land, the amount and par-
ticulars of their claims to compensation for such inter-
ests and provide the relevant documents (if any) sup- .
porting those interests.
The Survey Plan of the said land may be inspected at \
the Department of Lands and Surveys situate at Bay
and Armstrong Streets, New Providence between the .
hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to
Friday.
Dated the 1 st day of December A..D. 2008
Neko Grant z
Minister Resp nsible for Public Works 1

SCHEDULE ",-

ALL THAT certain piece or parcel of land being a
proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an o ,
extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the De-
partment of Lands and Surveys and situate in the area
of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers Town
On the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas I
ABUTTING AND BOUNDING from the Main Abaco
Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe K144, .
through land south of Fire Road thence through lands !
granted to William Lowe B100, B2-252, B112 thence
through land granted to William Sweeting B 116 and
thence through land granted to John Roberts B 112, i
thence through land granted to Joseph Saunders B 131
to the Main Abaco Highway or however else the same
may abut and bound which said piece or parcel of land --
or highway is more particularly delineated and shown '
coloured red on the plan of the area *


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Page 30 Section B The Abaconian


Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 20


The fifth annual South Abaco Christmas
Bird Count will take place on December
20 and the count will be in an area about
a mile south of the "Y." This is an area
where parrots feed and also included a
wetland area near Crossing Rocks where
West Indian Whistling Ducks have been
seen. The area also include a beach, fresh-
water lowlands, mangrove, tidal flats and
disturbed areas such as dumps. Some of
the areas will be monitored more than once
to include birds active at dusk and dark.
The tidal flats will be monitored at low tide


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It finally happened after playing golf
regularly for almost 17 years. Flirting
with a single digit handicap for the
past 12 years, as low as 7 in Aruba
and presently a 9 at Treasure Cay
and a 10 at Winding Bay, both home
courses on Abaco. And, of course, be-
ing a Guinness World Record Holder
with my partners Daniel, Harold and
Piet (we played 290 holes in 24 hours
in Sweden).
I got a HOLE IN ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah!!!! On Saturday, December 6,
2008, Treasure Cay. Fourth Hole, Par
3. 152 Yards, 7 Iron. Witnessed by
Robert Pinder and Al Van.
After a rough 2008, it was great to
have a little sparkle close to the end of
the year.


when there will be more wading birds.
Friends of the Environment is organizing
the bird count and asks anyone interest in
joining them to call them to let them know
how many to expect. There will be areas
with varying difficulty to access. Easy ter-
rain will be for those wanting to stay in
cleared areas with trails and minimal walk-
ing. Moderate terrain will include some
overgrown trails and will require walking
about half a mile. For those wanting more
challenge, the bushwhackers must be will-
ing to go through bush and not be afraid of
poisonwood.


Happened!


John Neo h tou with l


I take this opportunity to wish ev- "" ''
eryone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I certainly hope that 2009 will
be a better year.
Just can't keep a good man down!
John Neophytou


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Thanks A Million

Joseph and Unamae Sawyer
would like to say thank you
to the many businesses in
downtown Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, who helped them
\ with their medical expenses
C after the operation on
Joseph Sawyer's leg.
Many thanks to:
The Rotary Club of Abaco The Rotary Club of Nassau
Pastor Symonette of Full Gospel in Treasure Cay
Pastor Campbell of Church of God in Marsh Harbour
Brother Larry Williams of Dundas Town Sister Anglar Cash of Marsh Harbour
Special K, Taxi #152 of Murphy Town Sister Shirley Mills of Spring City
Marcus Bethel of Marco Air Sister Jackie Robins of Dundas Town
Robert Sweeting of Sweetings Track in Marsh Harbour
David Williams of Spring City Denise Kelly of Abaco Air
Sister Arlene Clarke of Batelco, Marsh Harbour
Sister Jackie Wilson of Treasure Cay, Abaco
Pastor Gibson of First Assembly in Marsh Harbour
Chad Sawyer The church family at First Assembly
Abaco Gold, Mr. Percy Pinder Abaco Glass, Mr Johnny Pinder
Abaco Shopping Center, Roscoe Thompson Yvonne Sawyer of Nassau
Bill and Louise Plaza Bill Swain of Marsh Harbour
Jimmy Williams, Bay View Restaurant The Chemist Shoppe
George Martin of MT Construction Company The Abaconian
Albury's Ferry Service & the captains Frankie Russell of AID
Gary Sawyer Scott Weatherford of Standard Hardware
and to all the churches that prayed for us while in the hospital. also at this time I
would like to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Christmas and all the best for the
New Year of 2009. Love is a action word and you prove to us that you love us, and
because of your actions which speak much louder than words.
God bless you and keep you safe, and may His face shine on you &
keep you in perfect peace throughout the New Year!





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1. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO.152
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive and Court
Number Three
APPRAISED VALUE: $82,250

2. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION PHASE 1
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence
PROPERTYSIZE: 5,487 sq. ft
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,000

3. QUEENS COVE FREEPORT


LOT NO. 5 Block 25
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 022 acres
LOCATION: Property is located on
Victoria Lane south of Whitehall Place
APPRAISED VALUE: $170,000

4. CIVIL INDUSTRIAL AREA -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 5
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Split
Level Commercial Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Walton Street and east of
Wimpole Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: $625,000

5. BAHAMIAWEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO.5 Block 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
4 beds/ 3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of Churchill
Court cul-de-sac.
APPRAISED VALUE: $307,420

6. BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. Unit 304
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Condominium, 1 bed/ I bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 650 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Fairway Manor opposite
the Golf Course
APPRAISED VALUE: $65,000


1. DERBY SUBDIVISION- FREEPORT
LOT NO. 13 Block 2 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family Lot.
17,500 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Property is located on
Heybridge Drive 125 ft, along the
waterfront
APPRAISED VALUE: $64,000

2. DERBY SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO.9 Block 17 Unit 3
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway and
Dagenham Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $33,000

3. VOYAGER BAY SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 25
PROPERTY SIZE: MUlti-Family Lot,
21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Front of property Is
located along the curve ofBradflield
Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $57,000

4. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO.1 Block 12 Unit 12
PROPERTY SIZE: Multi-Family Lot,
21,108 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of Langton
Avenue and Fulston Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $43,000

5. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO.29 Block 5 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
13.800 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Facing east of Brinkhfll
Road
APPRAISED VALUE; $32,000


7. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 124
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
1 bed/ 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZEt 5,400 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

8. REGENCY PARK SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 60 Unit 2 / Section III
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,340 sq.fL
LOCATION: Property is 265 yards west
of the intersection of West Regency
Driveand Brighton Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $132,300

9. GRASMERE. UNIT 1 SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 15
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,500 sq.ft.
LOCATION: Glenburn Drive and East
Indiaman Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $147,000

10. FREEPORT CITY SUBDIVISION
CENTRAL AREA FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block "O"
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Storey Commercial Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 65,341 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On the Mall at the Ranfurly
Circus
APPRAISED VALUE: $2,260,000

11, BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 22 Block 16
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 sq. ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $259,000


6. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDMSION
-FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 15 Unit 2
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
20,250 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Southern side of a minor
street called Fulton Lane and East
Sunrise Highway
APPRAISED VALUE; $47,000

7. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO, 46 Block 16 Unit5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
13,800 sq. ft
LOCATION: Southern side of Moor
Drive & Moor Close
APPRAISED VALUE: $31,000

8. BAHAMA SOUND EXUMA
LOT NO. 6521 Section 8 East
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
10,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: 11 miles west of George
Town and 2 miles northwest of Moss
Town Airport.
APPRAISED VALUE: $30.000

9. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.27 acres
LOCATION: Western side of Perth
Court cul-de-sac
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

10. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 28 Block 19
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.25 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of
Columbus Way.
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000


12. BAHAMIA SECTION X 11i
LOT NO. 1 Block 36
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Single Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2-1/2 baths,
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.26 acres
LOCATION: The property is located
on the northern side of a cul-de-sac In
the Collector Street area on Yorkshire
Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $256,500

13. YEOMAN WOOD FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block 58 Unit2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
3 beds/ 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: The property is located
at the end of a short unnamed and
unpaved cul-de-sac which connects
to Birnam Place which connects to
Spinney Road.
APPRAISED VALUE: $122,000

14. CARAVEL BEACH SUBDIVISION
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 75
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Six-Plex Apartment Complex
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,055 sq. ft.
LOCATION: The property is located on
Bonita Lane and Bluefish Street
APPRAISED VALUE: $567,000

15. HERITAGE SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 3 Block 8
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residence,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 19,219 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Intersection of
Independence Avenue and Sergeant
Major North Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $173,280

16. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 104
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION:
Residential/ Duplex
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,866 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Galleon Avenue &
Outrigger Court
APPRAISED VALUE: $300,000


11. DEVONSHIRE SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 24 Block 11 Unit 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Duplex Lot, 11,500
sq. ft.
LOCATION: West on Ashwater Drive.
APPRAISED VALUE: $25,000

12. FREEPORT RIDGE SUBDIVISION
-FREEPORT
LOT NOS. 500 and 501
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lots,
0.27 and 0.28 acres respectively
LOCATION: Property located on the
curved section of the a minor cul-de-
sac on Penryn Place (unpaved road).
APPRAISED VALUE: $12,500 EACH

13. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 7 Unit 5
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Southern section of the
intersection of Edgeware Street and
Edgeware Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $15.500

14. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 37 Block 17 UnIt 1
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: Northern side of Total
Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

15. SUNRISE PARK SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
PROPERTYSIZE: Duplex Lot 0.29
acres
LOCATION: On Gladstone Terrace
APPRAISED VALUE: $26,000


17. FREEPORT CITY SECTION 2 -
FREEPORT
LOT NO.113
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Four-plex
Apartment Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North of Nansen Avenue
and East of Forbisher Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $200,000

18. GRAND BAHAMA EAST
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 210 Block "C" Section 2
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Two
Single Family Residences,
1 bed f1 bath each
PROPERTY SIZE: 9,594 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Along the southwestern
section of the intersection of Knowles
Way and Wallace Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $80,000

19. ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO.5 Block 17
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: Single
Family Residences,
3 beds / 2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along Domlnica
Avenue and East of Beach Way Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $250,000


16. LUCAYAN GLEN SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 17 Block 25 Unit 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot
0.37 acres.
LOCATION: East of Sussex Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,500

17. MALIBOO REEF ESTATES
SUBDIVISION FREEPORT
LOT NO. 12 Block 6
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family and
Commercial Lot, 0.82 acres
LOCATION: North of the intersection
of Beachway Drive and Brigantine
Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: $70,000

18. DOVER SOUND SUBDIVISION -
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 25 Block 8 Unit I
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Canal
Frontage Lot, 0.72 acres
LOCATION: Along the end side of a
minor cul-de-sac called Stansted Place
and Stansted Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $85.000

19. HOLMES ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA
LOT NO. Tract of Land
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Queens
Highway and eastern side of PC Plaza
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000

20. HUDSON ESTATES SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 393
PROPERTY SIZE: Single Family Lot,
7,493 sq, ft,.
LOCATION: Nansen Avenue & West of
Coral Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $34,000


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Section 3 (1) (2) of the Boat Registration Act Stipulates:
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Marsh Harbour's Boat Parade

December 19 7 pm
Boats entering parade meet at the Jib Room at 6:30


Long Bay School donated

to Sybil's House


m1e stuaents of Long ay Scnoot in uunaas own couectea jooajor tne elaerty at Syot s
House. Some of the students are shown here with Principal Jackquelyn Collie holding a
few of the 30 bags they presented.



Congratulaation


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Moss

For Achieving most
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and Honor Roll for the
2007-2008 school year
at Central Abaco
Primary

From your parents Earl and Lisa Moss, teacher Miss Chu, brothers E.J
and Tino, grandmother Edith Clarke, and Aunts and Uncles.


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December 15, 2008


Ukwpoint... Night entertainment is too


restricted in Central Abaco


By Julian Lockhart
The lack of entertainment or activities
to do at night or on the weekends in Marsh
Harbour is very evident. Besides the res-
taurants and bars along and a few clubs
along Don MacKay Boulevard, there are
very limited choices for adult entertain-
ment.
On the weekends Abaconians and visi-
tors flock to Bay Street for great music,
the flowing drinks and dinner at restaurants
such as Snappas Bar & Grill, Mangoes and
Curly Tails. For the most part these spots
are the only adult entertainment on a con-
sistent basis for locals and visitors that of-
fers a safe and energetic form of nightlife.
All three restaurants stop serving dinner
between 9 and 10 p.m., then switch to live


music or a disc jockey to entertain their
patrons and give them an opportunity to
dance, chill and have a few cold drinks.
So on Friday and Saturday nights hun-
dreds of people walk between the three op-
tions and hang out for hours, that is, until
12 midnight when for some strange reason
the music has to be shut off to reduce noise
levels. So all of these people either have to
stay and hang without any music or leave
and find alternative methods of entertain-
ment for the rest of the night. These busi-
nesses then have to shut down as their pa-
trons leave and thus lose a lot of necessary
revenue and watch it walk out the door
prematurely.
All of this because the homeowners
across the harbour on Pelican Shores com-


plain about the noise coming from Bay
Street and make enough noise themselves
where they force the music to be shut down
at 12 midnight.
It is not like these homes are right next
to these restaurants and bars but across the
harbour. Yes, everyone wants ultimate
peace and quiet. Should these few affect
the businesses and bottom line of others
and also stop the entertainment of others?
Bay Street is supposed to be the visi-
tor strip on Abaco, and it is not only so in
the day, but should also be so in the night.
Shouldn't visitors to Abaco have an option
of nightlife and an opportunity to stay up
and party until they feel like heading in?
In Hope Town the restaurants and bars


stay open until the last patrons leave on the
weekends giving their guests an opportu-
nity to fully enjoy themselves instead of
being forced to leave at midnight.
By staying open later, places like Snap-
pas, Mangoes and Curly Tails would have
an opportunity to make more money, at-
tract a larger clientele base and thus the
workers would make a lot more money.
At the end of the day it comes down to
whether business or catering to a strong
clientele base is more important to lo-
cal government and the decision makers
than keeping a few people happy. Just ask
the owners of these establishments, their
workers and patrons, and you will surely
get the right answer.


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Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
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Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
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For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
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Bishop Anthony Campbell
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Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
St. James
Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services

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


business service directory


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


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


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- Excavators
Services:
* Land clearing
* Fill, rock, sand, soil
* Trenching Foundations
Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839


Avon Dreams
Stop by to see all the latest products
Shop in our store
Sign up to become a representative
Place orders
Upstairs B&L Plaza, Marsh Harbour
Call 225-3528


Abaco lslandPharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
YHours 8:30 am 6 p
Sundays 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
islanpharmacy@comyahoo
www. abacoislandpharmacy. com

Your Ad Could
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Call 367-3202


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


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







December 15, 2008 The Abaconian


Section B Page 35


Uiewpoinf... Cable Bahamas gives terrible service


By Julian Lockhart
It seems as if every week Cable Baha-
mas has a new or reoccurring problem in
Abaco. As I am, I am sure the majority of
the consumers in Abaco is becoming fed up
with the consistent lack of service.
Cable Bahamas is doing a great job of
forcing people to use other providers for
internet service, as they consistently have
drops in service throughout the day or the
internet goes off completely. One will be in
the middle of watching a movie and all of
a sudden the signal will go and five or 10
minutes of the movie is lost while you wait
for the signal to come back.
Then you have the complete loss of inter-
net and television service for hours which
seems to happen on a weekly basis now and


no explanation as to why there are the con-
sistent problems in Abaco. This leads us to
the biggest problem of all here on Abaco
when it comes to dealing with Cable Ba-
hamas. There is no office here and it is a
complete lack of respect for Abaconians.
Abaco is the third largest island in The
Bahamas when it comes to population, Ca-
ble Bahamas has thousands of subscribers
on Abaco and yet one has to call New Prov-
idence or Grand Bahama for help. When
you do, they never have any idea of what
is going on here. They have to send techni-
cians from Grand Bahama to fix any major
problems that occur here. To pay a bill you
have to go to the bank and to query a bill
you can only do it on the phone.


Cable Bahamas used to have an office
in Abaco but cited high rent prices and not
enough activity to keep the office open.
However, with the vastly growing popula-
tion of Abaco and with all the new develop-
ments on the horizon, the population will
only continue to grow in the near future.
Thus more demand for home internet and
television services. So as their product de-
mand grows, the company continues to stay
away and continues to offer substandard
services.
It is time for Cable Bahamas to put an
office back on Abaco and to offer better
service or else they will lose clients to other
internet providers.
Too bad there is only one cable provider
in the country.


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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
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
Busy Bee Day Care After school care 3 pm
- 5 pm, day care 9-5. Call 458-2994/ 365-6193
after 6 pm.



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
Washer/Dryer front loader, never used, still
wrapped in plastic, paid $1800. First $1000
takes it. Duty paid. Available for viewing Dec.
19th thru Jan. 7th (Lubbers Quarters) or email
nataliegoff@bellsouth.net



87 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible $3500
OBO. Call 365-8417 or 365-8507 or email
jkc@ntrs.com
92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 367-
2895/ 477-5644
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


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07 Chevy Silverado, one owner, low mileage.
Call 367-3197 after 6 pm or 242-359-6354 or
365-6193 after 6. $19,000 OBO
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262


13' Whaler/ 40 hp Mercury w/ trailer 2nd ho-
meowner boat, very low hours. DUTY PAID
over $9000 invested asking $5500 located (Lo-
cated Lubbers Quarters) available for viewing
December 20th thru Jan. 6th or email
nataliegoff@bellsouth.net


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


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


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

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


BOTS& ARNEITM


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
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27' Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225
HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/
head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900
OBO Call 577-0004
28' Custom Michael Fitz, center consul day
express, w/ tower and dive pla tform, 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







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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


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


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


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
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


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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


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


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
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


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


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


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


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
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










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


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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
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


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


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


YELLOW WOOD
Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
each set between Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound Settlement.
$100,000 ea.
Ref. AS10973 & AS10974


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WHITE SOUND
Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft. beachfront
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


AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY TILLOO CAY
Stunning 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
with 35 foot elevations providing pic- and private island community just
turesque views of the Atlantic Ocean minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
and White Sound. Community a large community dock. Electricity
dockage available, to be completed soon.
S364,000. Ref. PS10661 S150,000. Ref. PS10630


Luxurious 4 bedroom,
4 bath vacation home
within a spectacular
waterfront estate. Is-
il land Paradise East
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and includes boat
dockage for boats to
55 ft. and a shared
pool with bbq. area.
$3,750/week.
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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008PRSRT 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 CorrectionNorth Abaco celebrated One BahamasGuests included Governor General and Olympian Gold Medalist Sir Durward Knowles was part of the group visiting North Abaco to celebrate One Bahamas. He is shown here giving representatives of each of the schools in North Abaco a DVD copy of his life story. He was the first Bahamaian to win a gold medal in th e Olympics and it was in sailing. U.S. Ambassador visited Central Abaco Primary Armed Robbery ends in MurderThe Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, center, inspected the houses under construction in Spring City being built by government. Accompanying him were Mr. Melvin Seymour, the Hon. Brensil Rolle, both from the Ministry of Housing, and Administrator Cephas Cooper. See story on page 2.Housing Minister pleased with new housesMurder victim Deon Strachan The U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Neil Siegel, visited Central Abaco Primary School on November 24. After a program that the students put on in his honour, he spoke to them about the importance of reading and read to them a chapter from the book Morning Girl. The story is significant because it shows the importance of sharing emotions with family. While on Abaco he was hosted by the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, visited the new development at Schooner Bay and was hosted by BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club on Great Guana Cay. See story on page 6. By Julian Lockhart Shots rang through the peaceful silence of Marsh Harbour on November 27th when two young men from New Providence took the life of Abaco resident Dion Brendon Strachan, 25. He was working at his fatherÂ’s store, M & R Food Store on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour, when two men entered the store in an attempt to rob it shortly before 8 p.m. A short while later Dion Strachan was killed when shot multiple times to the body. The thieves got away with approximately $1,300 in cash from the store. DionÂ’s father, Roderick Strachan, had left the shop minutes previously to take a cusPlease see Murder Page 14 By Vernique Russell Patriotism, pride and nationalism definitely set the mood as North Abaconians gathered at the S.C. Bootle High School for the One Bahamas Celebration 2008 on November 27. The celebration began back in the 90s by Sir Orville Turnquest, then Governor General of the Bahamas. Since then during the month of November a week has been assigned to reflect on what makes us Bahamians and what unites us as one country. With a cool Atlantic breeze blowing, One Bahamas was portrayed in songs, ring games and dances done by students from North Abaco. The schools brought forth their best choirs, dancers and soloists to complete the celebrations. These renditions truly brought out what it means to be Bahamian. In attendance was Sir Orville Turnquest, Sir Durward Knowles and other dignitaries from Nassau and Abaco. Sir Orville Turnquest, the Father of One Bahamas, encouraged the students to remember that we are one, no matter which island we hail from. Sir Durward Knowles urged those Please see One Bahamas Page 13

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 ABACO SHIPPING COMPANYWe wish all of our valued customers A Very Merry Christmas & A Wonderful New Year!M/V Duke of TopsailReliable, Dependable and Personalized ServiceOn Abaco Call (242) 367-2091 • Fax (242) 367-2235 P.O. Box AB 20737, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com In USA call Gulfstream Lines/Heavy Lift Services 801 Avenue E, Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Ph: 561-840-9393 • Fax: 561-863-3451 By Mirella Santillo The government’s housing programme that started in Nassau and Freeport continues on Abaco with 76 homes under construction in Spring City and the Ministry of Housing offering local residents additional fully serviced lots to carry out their own construction both in Spring City and the Central Pines Subdivision in Marsh Harbour. To follow up on the progress and inform the community at large on what to expect, the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, visited Abaco to inspect the new phase of construction in Spring City and the building sites in Central Pines. Accompanying Mr. Russell was a delegation including the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, the Hon. Brenzil Rolle, the Acting Permanent Secretary, Mr. Melvin Seymour, officials of the Ministry of Works, Ministry of Health, Water and Sewerage and the Bahamas Electricity Corporation. Mr. Russell’s first stop was in Spring City at a three-bedroom house close to completion. He described the Spring City Housing Subdivision as the continuation of a dream. “Spring City was a historic place and the intention was to bring Spring City back to life. I think looking around at not just the number of houses here, but the quality of houses so far; it is a wonderful testament for a city that was built here many years ago during the pine days,” he said. Mr. Russell pointed out that there are several models of houses being constructed in Spring City, making it attractive to many potential dwellers. He added that the Ministry is currently building some 76 houses in the Spring City Subdivision and that a large number of those are nearing completion. “We are hoping that quite a number of them would be completed for Christmas so that people could move in them and bring new life here to Spring City,” he stated. “What impressed me the most is that the workmen here on Abaco are working diligently to complete these house at top quality,” he said. While pointing out that they are currently constructing 76 homes at Spring City, Mr. Russell said it is his Ministry’s intention to build a total of 100 homes there. He expects all the homes to be completed by the first half of next year. Seventeen contractors are doing the construction and inspectors are on site daily. The size of the homes ranges from 800 to 1200 square feet with either two or three bedrooms and will be sold at prices ranging from $50,000 to $80,000. Already 160 would-be “first time homeowners” have applied to buy the houses that are to be built. The whole project called for a total of 319 lots to be developed. Mr. Russell hopes that people will be lured to Spring City by the reasonable prices to buy the reminder of the vacant lots and build for themselves. He mentioned that financing is available through the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation with five percent down payment or through private banks. The government has plans available for building low cost homes. Anyone using these plans Minister updated community on housing Please see Housing Page 16 Fifteen of the houses under construction in Spring City are nearing completion. This is the kitchen in the main room of a three-bedroom two-bathroom house. Early indications are that this is a popular model. On the left is the Hon. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Housing, and on the right are the Hon. Kenneth Russell, Minister of Housing, and Mr. Melvin Seymour, Acting Permanent Secretary. Mr. Kenneth Russell and his group were pleased with the quality of construction of the government-built houses in Spring City. Seventeen contractors are working on houses and the construction is inspected daily. The new houses are creating a new greatly upgraded look to this community. Lots are available for those wanting to open businesses there.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 By Samantha V. Evans November 24th was an exciting day for the students of Central Abaco Primary School as they had a day filled with the focus on reading. The day began with the awards ceremony for the Boys Reading Challenge followed by a very memorable visit by the U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Neil Siegel. When the Ambassador and his team of Abaco government and police officials arrived at the school, the students of the upper primary school prepared a short program welcoming him to their school. The students performed a song called Knowledge Is Something if You Get it Today, You Will End Up Having More , sung to the tune of Love is Something if You Give it Away . The Ambassador was very moved by this presentation as was evident on his face as he listened attentively to every word that was spoken. The students spoke eloquently which made everyone present very proud. Ambassador Siegel commended the leaders of Abaco and the educational system for the wonderful job they are doing with these students. He told the students that reading helps them to dream so that they can achieve their goals. As Ambassador, he stated that a part of his job is to assist with education and working along with the Ministry of Education in their reading and literacy program and this has been an honor and a privilege for him. For about ten minutes he read the third chapter of the book Morning Girl which every school across The Bahamas should be reading as well. The story talked about the emotions and feeling of loss one family felt as a result of a baby dying. He stated that the book lets them in on the life of this family. It showed them how to share feelings they may be going through and the importance of letting people into their lives. At the end of the program, the Ambassador was presented with a gift and he in turn gave the moderators, principal, and superintendent a small gift as well. Superintendent for Education in the Abaco District, Mrs. Lenora Black, stated that reading is very important. It not only improves your vocabulary but allows you to better express yourself. She expressed her approval of the major focus the school has placed on reading and told the Ambassador that early that morning the boys were honored for excelling in reading. She told the students that once they are able to read, they will find that the negative activity they once found pleasure in would be diminished. Additionally, once they leave school, they would be able to function throughout life as they would have learned and mastered those skills needed for them to be productive citizens. She stated that it is so fitting that the Ambassador chose that day to visit as it must have been preordained. His presence there only further serves to motivate these eager students to learn through reading. Ambassador stressed importance of reading The U.S. Amabassador to The Bahamas, Mr. Neil Siegel, was hosted by the Abaco Club of Winding Bay. He is shown here with Mr. Floyd Swain, general manager, who showed Mr. Siegel around. Mr. Siegel is traveling to several Out Islands to acquaint himself with the country. Mr. Siegel visited Central Abaco Primary School to encourage the students to read more. He is shown here greeting individual students at the largest school on Abaco with more than 700 students.Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 It is once again my great pleasure to extend warm greetings to all residents and visitors to Abaco’s shores during this Christmas Season. Christmas traditionally brings our generosity of spirit and friendship to the forefront. Indeed, I am always proud of the bigheartedness of Abaconians not just at Christmas time but throughout the year. It is all the more important that we use the Christmas season as is our custom, to share with friends and neighbours and especially with the less fortunate. I hope that Abaconians and other Bahamians throughout our island communities will make welcome all those who are away from their families and friends and who Þ nd themselves in our midst during this Holy Season. I am very pleased to use this occasion to acknowledge and thank the many individuals and businesses who respond positively throughout the year to those in need. I thank also those in government service, in the uniform branches, in our schools, in our clinics, in social services and in the wider administrative and technical public service for their continued efforts to serve the Bahamian people here in Abaco. On behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, my family and myself, I am pleased to wish you a blessed, peaceful and safe Christmas, and the joy that only Christ can bring.MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMASRT. HON. HUBERT A. INGRAHAMHubert A. Ingraham10 December, 2008

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . . . Our Christmas traditions continue 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: Cleola Pinder, 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 EditorAn Invitation to Our VisitorsDear Editor, No ordinary camera is powerful enough to capture what I experienced last night. The fact that there was no moon was part of the reason for the phenomenon. The night was more than a little cool without a whisper of a breeze and no visible rain in sight anywhere around. The velvety black night sky seemed to surround me like a cloak and the stars sparkled like tiny diamonds. I realize it is not ours alone, but is the same sky seen by millions of other people all over our world. However, I do not believe it could have been more spectacular anywhere else on this earth than it was last night in Cherokee Sound, Abaco, in the northern Bahamas at 27.50 degrees South latitude by 76.50 degrees North longitude on this the 27th day of November in the year of our Lord 2008. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. Yes, we have the lovely warm sun by day, but it is the nights that take your breath away. All is quiet, all is serene and peaceful and your eyes are pulled upward into the heavens. You can’t look away, all you can do is stare in amazement. You can only feel small, insignificant and unimportant in such an awesome production. Yet it is comforting. Maybe because of its brilliance we know we are part of a larger plan like being part of an artist’s painting and being included in a much bigger picture. Maybe some get a thrill from watching one of our many lovely sunsets. I can also feel a bit dreamy and nostalgic seeing the sun go down. But what I really love is to wake up early enough to see one of our fantastic sunrises. When the purples turn to pinks and the pinks to gold, they are like a light show that is gone in the blink of an eye, yet is unforgettable and starts each new day with brand new hope. At this particular time of the year, we truly have so much to be thankful for. One of the things I’m thankful for is the beauty that surrounds us in the sky. So I encourage all our visitors to step outside some dark night and drink in the incredible beauty, a picture only God could paint. Lee PinderAbaco needs a mini-hospitalDear Editor, I wrote a letter about six months ago in reference to the lack of a proper medical facility on Abaco. This situation continues, and now the situation has become even more urgent as one of the private doctors has now discontinued all after-hour emergency care and is directing all after-hour emergencies to the government clinic. Over the past year I have had the opportunity to take four persons with broken bones to seek medical attention in Marsh Harbour. Because they were all visitors and the incidents occurred after hours, we have had no choice but to take them to the government clinic. As soon as you arrive at the clinic, the doctor takes one look at the patient and says “gotta go to Nassau.” Can you believe that the Marsh Harbour government clinic does not have an X ray machine? Even for a simple fracture there is nothing they can do. I can understand for a major compound or open fracture they might have to be flown out but for a simple break? If there was an X ray machine, simple fractures could be fixed at the government clinic. Many times there might not even be a break but a bad sprain and for this reason persons have to go to Nassau or Florida to have an X-ray? Two private doctors in Marsh Harbor have X ray machines so the cost cannot be that high. Why are we back in the dark ages? I am sure there are other needs at the clinic, but I think this would be a good start. How can we continue to promote ourselves as a top tourist destination when not even the basic health care services are available. Baker’s Bay even has it in their brochure that in the event of an emergency at their property, their guests will be flown by helicopter to the mini hospital in Marsh Harbour. (the helicopter is another story!) but what mini hospital are they referring to? During election time Abaco was promised a mini hospital in the FNM manifesto. With the amount of tourist revenue that Abaco generates I would think this would be a priority. Edison? Hubert? Troy Don Albury Great Guana CayAn appeal to support Hope Town’s pool Dear Abaco Residents and Community Pool Supporters: It has been brought to my attention that Elbow Cay Properties has been shouldering much of the burden of the increased electrical cost to operate the community pool. With this increasing debt, they have made the decision to shut down the pool at the end of the summer. As a contributor to the pool I have no personal interest in this venture other than the benefit to the community. I am writing this letter in hopes that the deficit in financing for the pool lies in a lack of understanding and communication. The increase in power bills has affected everyone here and in the US. It is something we can all understand. If this deficit is not brought to the attention of the committee and the community, the pool will be closed to the detriment of the children of Abaco. After seeing a couple of the swim meets, I was inspired by the dedication of the kids to be able to participate in a team sport, something not widely available to them here. The children compete as individuals, as members of a team AND for their communities. Because they have this opPlease see Letters Page 23It was announced in the fall that Marsh Harbour’s annual Christmas Festival had to be cancelled. People were disappointed as this was a popular and widely anticipated event. Then, with the Prime Minister’s encouragement, it was resurrected but with little time for properly organizing the details. For the past several years it has easily been the single largest event on Abaco, drawing young and old people from the length of Abaco including the cays. As previously staged, it had live entertainment, Santa Claus, food, arts and crafts, games, even a dog show, appealing to a wide range of people. We estimate that in the course of the day several thousand people attended. There was a continuous flow of persons arriving and leaving throughout the afternoon and evening. The site where the event was held in previous years was not available. Finding another location did not seem feasible as there were no funds to prepare an alternate location. With little time to organize, the BAIC site was put at the committee’s disposal. The committee had a little over three weeks to get the site ready and schedule booths and events. We know their dedication and we are confident the event will be a success. For those not familiar with this new location, it is on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour across the street from the BEC office. It is the BAIC site for a future farmer’s market and craft center with a park-like atmosphere. The present improvements will be utilized as the park is developed. With the committee’s limited funding, central government made several major contributions to make sure the event was successful. First, the site was quickly graded and rolled to a smooth surface. Second, on short notice BEC installed several poles with floodlights and outlets for musicians and food vendors. Third, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force Band will perform at central government’s expense. These three items would have consumed more funds than the committee had available. With the site prepared, power and lights installed and major entertainment scheduled, the committee has been left to fill the entertainment gaps with local talent. This can be accomplished with a much smaller budget. Craftsmen, food vendors, Junkanoo groups and musicians are being contacted as well as schools and service clubs with their displays and fund raising schemes. It is encouraging to see the festival back on track, even though the small volunteer team is having to work overtime to put it all together. Credit for putting this event back on the calendar is due our representative for North Abaco, who happens to be the Prime Minister. He made a few phone calls and things began to take shape. Our representative for South Abaco, Mr. Edison Key, was quietly working in the background to see that the BAIC site was properly prepared. On a smaller scale, central government is assisting North Abaco in having a similar festive evening by providing the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band and Pop Band as the prime entertainment. With our economy showing signs of decline, Mr. Ingraham is looking for ways to bolster people’s spirits over the holidays. On December 19 the popular boating parade will be held in Marsh Harbour. It is scheduled to begin at the Marsh Harbour Marina and will circle the harbour one or more times. Tidal restrictions are likely to limit the boats to outboard power or shallow draft vessels. This was always a popular event, but the fireworks at the conclusion may have had a hand in the high attendance. Present budgets do not allow fireworks which are expensive. Several towns are planning celebrations near Christmas. Santa will be making his appearance in many communities. These Christmas events are basically community oriented for local residents, but they always welcome visitors. World news on the television is rather bleak, but Abaco has weathered downturns in the economy in the past. Several earlier recessions in the United States were barely felt here. Abaco seems to survive these periods better than other areas in the Bahamas. We hope that our Christmas visitors will arrive in acceptable numbers. Let us hope that Abaco’s appeal remains strong and that our visitor arrival numbers stay steady. As a boost to the Abaco economy, several government capital programs are in the works with one of the largest being the 100 low cost houses scheduled for Spring City. Seventy of these houses are under construction now by 17 different contractors. This project fulfills two basic needs: putting people to work and providing low cost housing which is in great demand on Abaco. These are not give-away houses but will be paid for by conventional mortgage payments. Other public works programs are scheduled with a similar dual purpose, to stimulate the local economy with jobs and to benefit us with some projects which have been scheduled for some time. Construction of a 60,000-square foot administrative complex is expected to start early in 2009. This will house many government agencies and departments. Additional low cost subdivisions are on government’s drawing board. Although our economy is not robust, we have much to be thankful for. With all the strife and hardship in the world, we live in a quiet and peaceful country. May we enjoy the many freedoms which millions do not have. Let us be thankful and enjoy these holiday festivities with family, friends and neighbours.

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December 15, 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 By Jennifer Hudson The 2nd GIS User Conference was held at the Abaco Beach Resort from November 19-21. The theme for this year’s conference was Advancing GIS Technology One Island at a Time. This is the first time the conference has been held on Abaco; the initial conference was held last year on New Providence. The conference was hosted by the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre, Ministry of the Environment, in collaboration with the Local Government of Central Abaco. Administrator Cephas Cooper played a role in the organization of the conference and acted as moderator. The primary objective of the conference was “to provide a forum for presentations on GIS related topics and informational and educational opportunities for anyone in business, government or the academic arena who is interested in the use of GIS technology in and around the Bahamas.” The Conference comprised a series of presentations focusing on a range of subjects of interest such as: • Overview of the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre • Technology Spatial Data Infrastructure Improvement Project • Various presentation sessions by agencies that use GIS November 19, the first day of the conference, marked the celebration of GIS Day. Ms. Antonique Sweeting, GIS Analyst, BNGIS Centre, in her welcome address explained the meaning of GIS Day and the purpose of the conference. “This is a grass roots event celebrated by thousands of people all over the world and formalizes the practice of GIS users opening their doors to the public to showcase real world applications of this important technology in an effort to build vibrant GIS communities throughout the world and in The Bahamas. Persons are here from Abaco, New Providence and around The Bahamas to witness the rise of the next GIS users in The Bahamas”. Ms. Carolann Albury, Director of the BNGIS Centre, stressed the need for minds that think outside the box and are passionate about the environment. She stated that the Centre will continue to promote GIS in the classroom and announced that as a special part of the GIS Day celebration students from Abaco schools who had taken advantage of the opportunities to use GIS in the classroom would be engaged in a competition. The keynote address for the first day was given by Dr. Leon Higgs, Director of Lifelong Learning at the Ministry of Education and immediate past President of the College of The Bahamas. “GIS is used in many areas, has countless applications and is a powerful tool,” he told the group. “You must take advantage of the opportunities to be exposed to the cutting edge technology of GIS. This marks a special occasion in the BGIS Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Education for exploring ways of advancing GPS. We must ensure that the Bahamas has a trained work force to take on increasing demands and this will involve GIS.” Keynote speaker for the second day of the conference was Ms. Carolann Albury, who opened by expressing her pleasure in having the Ministry of Education partnering with the BNGIS especially as the focus is on exposing teachers and students to use GIS systems in the classroom. “Whatever careers and dreams the students will follow, they will be equipped with the necessary skill sets and modern tools needed to manage our world,” she stated. Ms. Albury went on to list the things we all want in our great nation such as improved water quality, protection of our maritime borders, reduced crime in our neighbourhoods, improved land management, reduction in traffic congestion and improved emergency services. GIS can help with all of these national and global issues,” she informed. Mrs. Albury continued, “GIS is no longer a luxury or a technology for specialists but is in fact the tool of the 21st century that supports the policy decision making process. The Ministry of the Environment is aware of the importance of GIS in The Bahamas and knows that geospatial data is essential for addressing the critical issues of world leaders. It is evident that The Bahamas has to catch up with the use of this technology as an integral part of agencies’ workflow processes. We have started this process by innovative work undertaken to develop draft GIS legislation in collaboration with over 40 governmental agencies as well as those operating under the Ministry of the Environment. Only GIS technology allows you to store and manipulate information using geography and to analyze patterns, relationships and trends in that information to help policy makers make better decisions.” Ms. Albury quoted the Minister of State for the Environment, the Hon. Phenton Neymour, who said, “To make all this work we need to transform the way we conduct business, we need to break down the all too familiar barrier that says, ’But we’ve always done it this way,’ and replace it with ‘Let’s make this happen.’” In closing, Ms. Albury said that they expect further feedback from principals, teachers and students on how they envision integrating GIS in existing curriculum for further consideration. Ms. Vinceia Coakley read a poem, “GIS The Wave of the Future” which was written by Valderez Miller. This was followed by a presentation of awards by Mr. Duane Miller of the BGNIS Centre. Musical interludes were provided by the Wesley College Youth Band. A tour of the Map Gallery and Exhibits in the Below Decks rrom followed. The remainder of the conference was devoted to a series of varied presentation sessions by agencies that use GIS.Conference showed uses of GIS technology The Second GIS User Conference was held in Marsh Harbour on November 19 and 20. The first day was devoted to working with high school students from three government schools while the second day featured presenters who showed how the GIS system could assist in many areas of government and private applications. Shown here are Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, who helped organize the conference, Mrs. Carolann Albury, Director of the Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems Centre, and Mrs. Enid White Gardiner, moderator for part of the conference. It Pays to Advertise

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Holiday Celebrations Christmas Eve CelebrationChoose between a Family Style Dinner or A La Carte Menu Featuring: Champagne SpecialsŽFamily Style Dinner: Select from Pineapple glazed Ham or Oven Roasted Turkey with sides Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Special Guest: Santa will appearPrice for Family Style Dinner: $29.95 per adult; $14.95 per child (Does not include gratuity) Advance Reservations Recommended Christmas Day CelebrationChristmas Grand Bu et Anglers Restaurant Featuring: Complimentary Champagne or Wine Toast Entertainment: Live Caroling 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Appetizer: Cream of Conch Soup Salad: Caesar Salad Entree: Coconut Dolphin ~ Carved Turkey ~ Sliced Ham Steamship of Round Beef with sides Dessert: Yuletide Log and Rum Cake Price: $39.95 per adult; 19.95 per child (does not include gratuities) Advance Reservations RecommendedNew Years Eve Celebration Two seatings for this event 1st seating5:30 pm ~ 7:30 pm New Years Eve Family Dinner ~ Anglers Restaurant Featuring a limited A La Carte MenuEntertainment by Gary McDonald of The Impact Band Reservations Only New Years Eve Dinner & Show 2nd seating ~ 8:30 pm to Midnight ~ Anglers Restaurant Featuring Complimentary Split ChampagneEntertainment by The Impact Band with a Salute to Motown Menu: Choose one item from each course Soup: Lobster Bisque or Chilled Strawberry Appetizer: Abaco Crab Cake RushŽ or Bruscetta: diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, basil and olive oil served on toasted baguettes Salad: Fresh Spinach Salad with a warm Bacon Vinaigrette or Stacked Caprese: Bu alo mozzarella, tomatoes and basil Entree: Surf n Turf (Filet & Lobster) served with Duchess Potatoes and fresh vegetables or Rack of Lamb served with Sa ron Risotto and fresh vegetables Dessert: Cherries Jubilee Flambe Price: $250 per couple (gratuities included) Advance Reservations and Pre-payment requiredNew Years Day Celebration Recovery Champagne Brunch Featuring a M € A € S € H Theme PartyIncludes: One complimentary MimosaŽ or Bloody MaryŽ Entertainment by Pianist and Vocalist Stephen Colebrook Bu et Price: $23.95 per adult; 11.95 per child (Does not include gratuities) Advance Reservations Recommended By Jennifer Hudson Abaco’s first Home Show was held on November 22 on the grounds of Faith Convention Centre. Many people enjoyed the first show of its kind here. The idea for the show took root in the mind of Mrs. LaSonya Missick, an employee at Scotia Bank, way back in August, and she partnered with her uncle, Mr. Larry Williams, owner of the Faith Convention Centre, to bring the idea to fruition. She had been noticing the number of home stores that there are now in Marsh Harbour and that their prices are good. “People have always liked to shop in Florida and really had no awareness of what is available locally,” said Mrs. Missick, who decided that she would really like to showcase what the Abaco home stores have to offer. “There is now a bigger market because Abaco is growing, and I wanted to give the economy a helping hand,” she added. Twenty companies participated and booths were set up both inside and outside the building. In addition to the home-related booths, the Scurvy Few raffled two child’s bicycles to raise funds for their Toys for Tots programme and there were also dinners and desserts on sale. A bouncy castle provided enjoyment for the little ones and the New Entry Band came at four o’clock to bring an air of festivity to the occasion. In order to bring in the crowds there were drawings for some very nice prizes every hour and a beautiful table by Abaco Marble and Granite valued at $2,995 was also being raffled. Anyone buying a $10 dinner ticket was eligible to enter a drawing for a $1,000 giveaway to be spent with any of the vendors at the show. Booths were varied, touching on all areas of home ownership. Abaco Hardware’s booth really covered everything from paints, tools and appliances to a wide variety of attractive home décor products such as linens, bedding and many accoutrements for the home. Standard Hardware also had a large assortment of paints and tools on display including some very large table saws and even a cement mixer. The Paint Place was advertising a large range of Benjamin Moore paints and Abaco Stereo had a whole area designated to large appliances. Companies displaying fine furnishings were Buttonwood Furniture whose major piece was a king size bed beautifully Home Show boasted 20 companiesAbaco Hardware had a large outdoor display that included appliances, housewares and linens as well as tools, equipment and diving supplies. Browsers and shoppers could examine the merchandise at their leisure. Bahamas Real Estate Association had a booth that gave information for those wanting to purchase property. They explained its Multiple Listing Service and its other services. Shwon here are Mailin Sands, Margo Albury and Chris Roberts. Please see Home Show Page 11The children were not forgotten at Abaco’s Home Show. Cotton candy was a popular snack while a bouncing casle entertained them. Lots of good food and drinks were available to keep people happy while they shopped.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Standard Hardware, with a large booth outside, was able to show many power tools. Distributors were on hand to demonstrate the equipment and tools. First Home Show was big success Home Show From Page 10 covered with exquisite bedding and cosy throws, and Fine Living showing a variety of attractive smaller scale furniture and home décor items. Owner Colette Bootle had catalogues on hand from which persons can order pieces with a delivery time of only two weeks since she does not have room in her small shop to display larger items. Island Petals surprised me as, in addition to their small home décor pieces they have been known for, they also had on display a beautiful and very comfortable overstuffed couch. I discovered that they now have expanded premises which enables them to sell larger pieces of furniture. Rounding out the furnishings section was Abaco Carpet. For those persons planning to build or wishing to remodel their kitchen, the Kitchen Closets & More booth had many designs and colours to choose from. Delivery takes about four to six weeks and installation will be completed in two days. Also for those planning to build, some very interesting and valuable information was available at the Bahamas Foam Insulation booth. Insulation has a major impact on the health, energy efficiency and comfort of a home. The Icynene Insulation System which is now available on Abaco is healthier, quieter and more energy efficient than some other kinds of insulation. A demonstration by the BFI mobile van was given during the show. Wonderland Gardens Nursery was there to take care of anyone’s landscaping desires with a wide variety of attractive plants both large and small. Anyone interested in purchasing land or a home would have found the BREA (Bahamas Real Estate Association) booth helpful. It was manned throughout the show by a roster of BREA members who were there to educate people on what BREA is and also on what their Multiple Listing Agreement means. There were many photographs showing samples of affordable properties offered throughout Abaco within different price ranges with lot prices starting as low as $20,000 and homes within the $250,000 to $350,000 price range. Insurance is a very important consideration for home owners and there to advise and take care of those needs were Colina Insurance and British American which also arranges mortgages. Banks on hand to offer complete banking services were Commonwealth Bank and Scotiabank . Providing fun for kids was Characters for Kids . This company, which hosts parties, youth and promotional events, has six characters for rent and a host of novelty items. Two of their characters were at the One of the special features of the Home Show was the raffle that give a $1000 voucher to the winner to purchase merchandise from any of the companies represented at the show. The raffle tickets came with the purchase of a $10 dinner. The winner was Tiffinee Poitier shown above with Mr. Sonnith Lockhart, whose daughter drew the winning tickets home show thrilling the kids who were able to have their photograph taken with the characters. This first very successful annual Abaco Home Show was certainly enjoyed by many and Mrs. Missick said that she intends next year for it to be even bigger and better. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Toast the New Year as we celebrate Our Sixth Annual Masquerade Ball which features: A Five Course Dinner ~ Party Favors A complimentary glass of Champagne on arrival A Live Junkanoo Band @ 10:00 pmFirst CourseCozy Shrimp with a spicy mustard dipping sauceSecond CoursePortabella & Brie SoupThird CourseMesculn field Green topped with Gorgonzola complimented by a touch of caramelized walnutsFourth CourseLobster TherimidorFresh local Lobster meat in Mornay sauce topped with cheese gratin & mushrooms. Served with fresh buttered haricots verts and duchess potatoesFilet Oscar Grilled certified Angus Beef topped with asparagus, lump crabmeat and bearnaise sauce. Served with fresh buttered haricots verts and duchess potatoes Fifth Course Rhapsody CheesecakeCoffee or TeaPrice Per Person : $75 gratuity included Christmas DinnerDecember 25th, 2008 Seating 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30SoupLobster BisqueSaladBelgian Endive, Gorgonzola and Walnut SaladEntrees Beef Wellinton with Cream Spinach and ArtichokesServed` with garlic whipped potatoes and asparagus wrapped with proscuittoRack of LambHoney Dijon & Brie sauce with caramelized shallot Served with garlic whipped potatoes and asparagus wrapped with proscuittoScallops Au GratinSea Scallops simmered in a light garlic creme sauce and baked with Parmesan bread crumb crust Served with garlic whipped potatoes and asparagus wrapped with proscuittoDessertMacadamia Creme Brulee Coffee or Tea Complimentary glass of Wine with dinner or Holiday Mimosas Price per person $50 plus 15% service chargeLive Junkanoo Band after dinner Students from various schools in North Abaco recently welcomed the One Bahamas celebration to the region with cheers, music and excitement at a pep rally at the S. C. Bootle High School. “This ceremony that we held was one of the most impressive and successful that I have ever been involved in,” former Governor General of The Bahamas and One Bahamas Chairman, Sir Orville Turnquest, said at the event. “The children were really wonderful. The way they performed, the way they reacted, I think it was a wonderful, wonderful occasion really in the spirit of what One Bahamas is all about.” One Bahamas committee members, stakeholders and organisers came from New Providence and Grand Bahama for the event on Abaco. “This is the best response that we had in all the islands,” said first Bahamian Olympic Gold medalist and One Bahamas Co-Director, Sir Durward Knowles. “All due respect to Freeport, Grand Bahama, the children showed more enthusiasm than I have seen in my life. Really, it is so encouraging to see the enthusiasm they had.” Senior Assistant Secretary at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Ricardo Deveaux, added that the young people of North Abaco were “truly outstanding” in the presentation and acceptance of the One Bahamas concept. “As a representative of the Ministry, we were proud to see the young people of Abaco turn out for this ceremony and really display what One Bahamas is all about,” he said. “I believe that if this is any indication of what is to come, I think we are in a good stead in this country.” “Given what they presented to us today, it is obvious that they understand the One Bahamas concept,” added Executive Director of the One Bahamas Foundation. Ms. Patricia Francis. “It’s about understanding that no matter where we are in this country, we are all one, we can live and work together and we recognise on whose shoulders we stand upon as we rise and go forward.” Several students in attendance said they not only learned more about the importance of a united Bahamas, they also appreciated the visit from “living legends” to their island. “They took a day out of their busy life to come speak to us and that makes me feel excited,” Chelsea Bowe, head girl at Cooper’s Town Primary School. “The islands of The Bahamas must stay united even if they are separated by water,” she added when asked what she learned for the event. Fellow schoolmate Deonte Pritchard added that it made him feel extra special that the One Bahamas representatives came to the island. S. C. Bootle High School senior Kristie Russell said she felt that the celebration was a time for teachers, students and the North Abaco public at large to come The official One Bahamas group attending the celebration at S.C. Bootle High School are shown here. They are William Curry, Chief Councillor of Green Turtle Cay District; Freddie Munnings, a prominent musician from Nassau; Sir Orville Turnquest, former Governor General and Co-director of One Bahamas; Mr. Churchill Knowles-Tener, Chairman of the Grand Bahama Sports Council; Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Education Superintendent; Mr. Cecil Thompson, Deputy Director of Education and Co-chairperson for the One Bahamas Committee; Sir Durward Knowles, Co-director of One Bahamas and first Bahamian Olympic Gold medalist; Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco; and Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administrator for North Abaco. The former Governor General, Sir Orville Turnquest, reviewed the honour guard of S.C. Bootle High School students on his arrival at the school for a One Bahamas celebration. He organized the annual event in the mid 1990s to bring all young people together. He was very impressed with the response and enthusiasm the group received from the young people of North Abaco. Students from six schools attended the celebration. North Abaco Cheers for One Bahamas Please see Celebration Page 13

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 present to always remember what it is to be a Bahamian and not to forget their roots. He reminded the children that regardless of color, race or creed our nationality is what unites us as one and that we all have the same rights and answer to the same laws. He was serenaded with the song You Are My Hero sung by Adeena Cooper, a student of S.C. Bootle High. Sir Durward presented DVD’s of his autobiography to all the schools represented. The celebrations will leave memories in the minds of all who attended. The service was extraordinary, informative and unique, a wonderful celebration. The students were enthusiastic and enjoyed the event. One Bahamas From Page 1 Celebration From Page 12 together and celebrate unity. “And I am very, very pleased that they chose northern Abaco to have this event,” she said. “I feel that my classmates have learned a whole lot from this event, seeing that it is very important, and we have learned the importance of being united.” Fellow senior Ivanisha Russell added that she liked to see so many different schools in attendance and hoped that events such as One Bahamas could happen again soon in North Abaco. Amy Roberts Primary school sixthgrader Tyler Schreack said that he learned that everybody is “one family” and it does not matter what colour a person happens to be. “We all come from one country,” he added. “We can come from all over the world, and we can still live as one since we are all here in The Bahamas,” S. C. Bootle High principal Huel Moss said. “That is the message that I hope my students get and that is what we push here as part of our whole overall objective and philosophy.” Treasure Cay Primary school sixthgrader Johnny Agusde said that he learned that “all of us are one.” “You could be any colour and all of us could be friends, not enemies,” he said. “We must all be kind to each other.” “We are so happy to see the response that we got here today and it is so encouraging to us,” Sir Durward said. Sir Orville said he wanted the students to understand that they are the future of The Bahamas and that, if The Bahamas continues as “One Bahamas,” they must do all that they can to learn all they can in school, live together in harmony and obey North Abaco hosts One Bahamas celebrationAnthonique Cooper, a student of S.C. Bootle High School, sang a song, You Are My Hero, specifically for Sir Durward Knowles. He was very impressed and rewarded her with a hug shown above. Students from five schools in North Abaco and Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour gathered for the One Bahamas celebration. Each school contributed entertainment. Here students of S.C. Bootle performed a lively dance. the laws of the country. “Against that kind of background, they could have the ambition to succeed in becoming whatever they want to be because they are the future leaders of this county. The leaders must come from them,” Sir Orville said.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 December 31st, 2008 ~ Dinner served 7 pm or 8:30 pm Assorted Rolls ~ Pumpkin Biscuits ~ Garlic Rolls ~ Sundry Tomato BiscuitsAppetizer ~ Grilled Beef Satay with a Jack Daniel Sauce Soup ~ Crab & Lobster Bisque Salad Baby Spinach Saladwith Goat Cheese and toasted Almonds with warm vinaigrette dressing Entrees Prime Rib Oscar Style ~ Prime Rib topped with crab meat and grilled asparagus ~ $55 Boathouse Grouper ~ Macadamia nut encrusted pan seared and accompanied with shrimp and a coconut chive butter sauce ~ $50Balsamic Glazed Roasted Duck Breast ~ Balsamic honey glazed roasted 9 oz duck breast sliced and served on a three-cheese penne pasta Alfred with vegetables ~ $50Portabella-Stuffed Lobster ~ Lobster stuffed with crab and portabella mushroom baked in light white wine sauce ~ $55 Above comes with a soup or salad, rice or potatoes and a dessert Rice and Potato Spanish Rice Sweet Marshmallow PotatoesDessertLili Cake ~ Layers of lady fingers with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries Brulee Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with orange caramel sauceKids half price ~ Reservations required ~ Contact us on VHF Ch. 16 or Ph 366-0065Live Music by The Islanders ~ Junkanoo Dance Exhibition Free champagne during dinner ~ Free party favors Come join us for the after party at 1 am until . . . with free Chicken SouseBoat House RestaurantNew Year’s Eve DinnerSea Spray Sport Fishing GetawayCome spend a week in a tropical paradise where friendliness is the norm and fishing is in abundance.For four people Airfare round trip for 4 from South Florida 7 night stay in a 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom villa One week golf cart rental ~ 2 half day fishing charters One week 20 ft. Albury Boat rental, excluding gas$5600Subject to availability ~ offer extended January and February 2009 (Does not include 6% government tax on villa)www.seasprayresort.com ~ info@seasprayresort.com tomer with groceries home. When he returned, his son was dead. According to witnesses the two masked men entered the store and struck the victim on his head, then shot him in his back as he attempted to flee, according to a witness. Murder From Page 1 He was attempting to run to the back of the store when he was shot. Three suspects from New Providence and two from Abaco were arrested less than 24 hours later while trying to charter a plane to leave Abaco. They were charged with murder in New Providence on December 2nd and held without bail. The case was moved to New Providence for arraignment because of concern for the safety of those arrested and the officers in Abaco. Police charged a minor, aged 17, and Lavardo Leon Rahming, both of New Providence with murder. Police also charged Rahming, Dario Silbert Mills, 22, of Dundas Town, Jermaine Russell, 30, of Nassau and the 17-year-old minor of Nassau with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiring to cause the death of Strachan and receiving $981 of the store’s cash. Rahming and the minor are accused of possessing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. They had a 9mm handgun and a .38 handgun as well as ammunition for both weapons. There will be a preliminary inquiry to see if there is sufficient evidence for the case to go to the Supreme Court. The case will be heard on January 16, 2009. The fifth person arrested, Calvin EdgeABACO EXPRESSYOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450combe, Jr. of Spring City, was in the hospital at the time of the arraignment but is expected to be arraigned when he is released from the hospital. The 17-year-old suspect in the case is also a suspect in two other murders and several attempted murders in New Providence. Police are asking all businesses to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings. They said not to take anything for granted and to increase security measures throughout the day. Police said this was the first murder on Abaco for the year and 72nd for the country. Residents of Central Abaco were very upset by the murder of Deon Strachan on November 27. Several hundred people gathered outside the store after the killing, loudly expressing their grief. The police arrested five young men the next day and held them temporarily at the Police Station in Dundas Town. This shows a crowd there, actually between 100 and 200 people, the next night. The men were taken to Nassau so no further incident could take place. Police arrested Þ ve suspects in murder Police warn to be vigilant

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 May the Happiness and Good Cheer of the Holiday Season be yours throughout the New Year. FROM MANAGEMENT & STAFF By Mirella Santillo On November 22nd a huge tent was set in front of the government clinic grounds to accommodate a group of approximately 60 people who met early that day to participate in a health seminar on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases. The seminar focused “on disease prevention and good health promotion,” according to the nursing officer in charge, Ms. Antoinette Cumberbatch, The day started early in the morning with a walk from the clinic to the airport. Upon their return to the clinic, participants had their vital signs taken including weight, height and waist measurement to determinate their body mass and tests were administered to verify the participants’ blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Some people with abnormally high readings were sent inside to be treated immediately by the attending nurses. Some were asked to come back the following week for more intensive investigation. The participants were then treated to chicken sauce, wheat bread, water and real fruit juice with no sugar added before being instructed on what were the signs and symptoms of the diseases they were covering and being lectured on the importance of a healthy diet. The coordinator, Mrs. Margaret Daxon, a nursing officer from Nassau, who with two members of the Diabetic Research Institute, made a presentation on the various types of diabetes, the treatments available and the complications. They urged people with diabetes to take special care of their feet as poor circulation associated with diabetes often create serious problems in the lower limbs.There was a representative from Auskell Clinic who talked about relaxation therapy and Pharmacist Ricardo Miller from the Island Pharmacy assisted with the screening and with one-on-one talks. While family members were being checked, kids enjoyed a bouncing castle. Many local businesses sponsored the event with food donations made by several stores. A pharmaceutical company from Local clinic held a health seminar Mrs. Margaret Daxon, a nursing officer from Nassau, spoke at the health seminar put on by the Marsh Harbour government clinic. She discussed diabetes, giving advice on diet and healthy living habits. Nassau donated the screening supplies. Dr. B. Swarna, Nurse Friday Epka and several nurses participated in the event. A similar seminar was held in Cooper’s Town on November 21 and in Sandy Point on November 22. By Michelle Mikula North Abaco will experience its share of festivities during the Yuletide season when a Christmas Celebration is staged at the Ball Park in Treasure Cay on December 22nd. This event which will begin at 6 p.m. will have all the trappings of a Bahamian Christmas that will be pleasing to the entire family. Food, games, crafts, toys, gift items and entertainment will be in abundance. The vibrant sounds of cowbells, horns and goat skin drums will be blended in a colourful Junkanoo parade that is very much an important part of Christmas celebrations in the Bahamas. The event will become even brighter and cheerful for those in attendance when the world famous Royal Bahamas Police Marching and Pop Bands take center stage with their performances and the lighting of the Christmas tree, which will be beautifully decorated and remained lit throughout the holidays. Coordinators are encouraging locals and visitors to be a part of this joyful event that is intended to put all in the Christmas spirit. For further information on this event, please contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067. A Christmas Celebration in North Abaco 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 Digging

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 still has to have routine Town Planning approval. The Minister insisted that while preparing the next lots for construction as many native trees as possible were to be left standing. The Minister said all government-constructed homes will now include landscaping. It is interesting to note that the cost of the original lots in Spri ng City were sold to the old timers for $.02 per square foot as a reward for there patience and perseverance. Several lots at the entrance of the settlement have been reserved for commercial use that will make Spring City a nearly self sufficient township. Housing From Page 2Central Pines has 94 lots in Phase II availableMinister for Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, announced that Phase II of the Central Pines Subdivision in Dundas Town is completed and that residents could now purchase lots there. Focusing on the Central Pines II Subdivision, the Minister encouraged residents to apply now to the Ministry of Housing’s office in Marsh Harbour for the new lots. “There aren’t really many lots here. There are 94 lots and my understanding is that we have more than 100 persons waiting to purchase 94 lots. So we can see the 94 lots going in a matter of weeks because the people say they are ready and have their money.” he said. Mr. Russell announced that the Ministry has started developing a new 200-acre subdivision in the Murphy Town area as well. According to the Housing Minister, the original Central Pines Subdivision still has another 50 lots that are available for sale and as soon as all the lots are disposed off the Ministry will begin to look at a Phase III expansion in the Central Pines Subdivision. Commenting on the demand for housing in Abaco, Mr. Russell said, “It is great. In fact, we did not know how great it was until we decided to build houses in Spring City.” He said there is currently a demand for houses in northern Abaco, particularly in places like Crown Haven, Fox Town and Cooper’s Town. While Abaco is a thriving island and the economy is great, there are still some persons in low income or middle income brackets. These are the ones we cater to, they are the ones we are trying to ensure get a piece of the rock and get a home for themselves and their family,” he said. Mr. Russell confirmed that the lots in Central Pines II have all services available including paved roads, water and electricity. Central Pines, he said, is about 500 acres in size. “The subdivision as designed by us has areas in it that are zoned for single family residences, duplexes and multi-family; and in this case there is some commercial zoning also, and some playgrounds. We are also zoning for a church. While in the original Central Pines the zoning areas were not adhered to, we will seek to avoid that this time. We will work with the Local Government Town Planning Board here in Marsh Harbour to ensure that they have all the information, they know where duplex lots are, they know where the single-family lots are and they know where the church and commercial areas are. The average cost of the lots in the Central Pines Subdivision is between $14,000 and $18,000 with the minimum size of the lots being 10,000 square feet. The cost is $1.75 per square foot. The original cost was $.95 per square foot when the lots were first offered. But costs of putting in the infrastructure have gone up and government needs to cover its costs so that the money can be used later to develop subdivisions elsewhere.Phase II in Central Pines is now ready 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 While the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, was inspecting the construction of government built houses in Spring City, a BEC crew was extending the electric lines to the houses almost completed.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 SEASON’S GREETINGS TO THE FRIENDS, FAMILY AND BUSINESSES OF THE ABACO’S “MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE FILLED WITH JOY AND GOOD TIDINGS”

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 SeasonÂ’s GreetingsThe Ladies and Gentlemen of The Abaco Club On Winding Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Managed Club, wish to take this opportunity to thank our Members, Guests, Contractors and Suppliers for your friendship and support in 2008. We wish you and your families a happy and festive holiday season .email: info@theabacoclub.com Website: www.theabacoclub.com Phone (Toll Free): 1.888.303.2765 Phone (Worldwide): 1.242.367.0077 Fax: 1.242.367.2930

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Felicia Latura Pritchard, 21, of Cedar Harbour died in Cedar Harbour on November 28. She is survived by her daughters Livia Brown and Marcie Moxey; father Michael Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted mother Gwendolyn Bain; stepmother Vivenne Pritchard; sisters Alicia and Catherine Martin, Madea Williams, Makenna and Makayla Pritchard, Fenicia Cornish, Suzette Molly, Ingrid and Ericka Bain; brothers David Johnson, Rondenero, Serrano and Michael Pritchard Jr., Stephen Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond Munnings, Clarence and Frederick Bain; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Cecil Alexander Forbes , 61, of Treasure Cay and formerly of Wood Cay, was held on December 7 at Full Gospel Assembly God in Treasure Cay. Rev. Patrick Paul and Rev. Stafford Symonette officiated assisted by Bishop Clifford Henfield. Interment followed in the Treasure Cay Community Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Olive Forbes; children Cecile Forbes, Deneisha Emile, Lynn, Toyin, Rayan, Travan and Chrishantie; adopted children John McIntosh, Samantha Duverney, Charmaine Bootle and Monique Laing; grandchildren Miguel, Raven and Zahara; adopted grandchildren Miranda, Tanya, Judah, Maygan, Raveyn, Elijah; great-grandchild Asia; son-in-law Levar Emile; adopted sons-in-law Loubert Duverney, Clifton Bootle and Tyrone Laing; adopted daughter-in-law Lorinda McIntosh; adopted sisters Roselyn Russell, Marica Roberts, Marilyn Cornish and Orita Munroe; sisters-in-law Evelyn Henfield, Sheila and Gail Sands, Deborahmae Douglas, Vernette Saunders, Michelle, Janet, Cheryl and Tracey Sands; brothersin-law Ruel Smith, Bishop Clifford Henfield, Charles, Kevin, Sidney, Sultan and Michael Sands, Tony Douglas, Nehemiah Saunders; adopted brothers-in-law Eric “Benny” Russell and Vernal Cornish; aunt Muriel Forbes; aunts-in-law Danilia Hepburn, Geraldine Cooper and Modina Hepburn; uncle-in-law Arnold Hepburn; nieces and nephews including Jennifer Saunders, Tiffany, Sanfa, Neil, Jewel and Zhivargo Pratt, Mizpah McIntosh, Mark and Lakeisha Douglas, Nekera and Nemara Saunders, Lt. Darren Henfield, Genova Wilmore, Sheinrece Rolle, Tremis Sands, Stacy Anderson, Alonzo Williams, Sabrina Sawyer, Inez and Taran Maynard, Vito Russell, Travis and Micheala Sands, Demetrius Russell, Evanya and Taj Roberts; and many other relatives and friends.The funeral for Alexander Rolle, Sr. , 76, of Cooper’s Town was held on December 6th at the Church Of God Cathedral. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by Bishop Cedric Bullard and other ministers. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Cooper’s Town.He is survived by his wife Isabella Rolle; sons Hector Sr., Freeland, Eugene Sr. and Alexander Jr. and Joshua Rolle; daughters Oseta Cartwright, Deborah Cooper, Rosie Edgecombe, Monica Murray, Helen Pinder, Gertrude Bullard, Bethseba Darville, Sheleke Brown, Paulette Hepburn, Isabella Saunders; adopted children Lington Rolle and George McIntosh; brother Nathan Rolle; sister Reva Colebrooke; grandchildren Ludwig, Luthana and Lakita Cartwright, Lavina McIntosh, Lorell Knowles, Niki, Tosheba, Hector Jr. and Tyler Rolle, Tori, Sherise, Shakara and Freelander Rolle, Fatima Parker, Charles Jr., Charlene, Chauncey, Cordero and Danielle Cooper, Latanya, Eugene Jr., Larado, Decota and Nicole Rolle, Alexander III, Aliesha, Precious, Junique, Jewel and Juda Rolle, Marine Seaman Javano Edgecombe, Jenice and Jacquelle Edgecombe, Dennis, Daliesha, Moniqua, Makiva, Deangela, Deangelo and Dan Murray, Bariesha, Heliesha, Shomel, Brittany and Baranda Pinder, Trunise, Troy, Tereka, Timothy and. Tamara Bullard, Bethsheba, Roberto and Robyn Darville, Kevin Hepburn Jr., Walternique and Brianna Saunders; nephews; nieces; sons-in-law Charles Cooper, Jenson Edgecombe, Debreth Murray, Barry Pinder, Bishop Cedric Bullard, Robert Darville, Petty Officer Corey Brown, Kevin Hepburn, Walter Saunders; daughtersin-law Sharon, Lavanne and Judy Rolle; grandsons-in-law Calton McIntosh, Kyle Knowles, Oswald Parker; granddaughterin-law Cindy Rolle; brothers-in-law James Colebrooke, Eric Russell, Everette, Albert, ASP Welbourne, Drexel Bootle, Lerman McIntosh Sr., Gary Hudson, Ornold Cornish; sisters-in-law Joyce Rolle, Geleta Armbrister, Ruthmae McIntosh, Melvern Cornish, Donna Hudson, Melrose, Lantamae, Eleanor and Manuleta Bootle; god children Maxwell Rolle, Rodney Laroda, Jewel, Alricia and Garth McIntosh, Stacey Sands; and many other relatives and friends.Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom, widow of the late Roscow N, Pyfrom, went to her Lord Sunday, 7 December, while surrounded by their loving daughters, Charlotte Pyfrom, Rosalie Pyfrom, Frances Sakach, and Catherine Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom is also survived by their grandchildren, Christina Halliday, Jeffrey Halliday, Jennifer Halliday and Christina Pyfrom. Mrs. Pyfrom had been hospitalized at JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, West Palm Beach. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in her memory to Christ Church Cathedral, P.O. Box N653, Nassau, Bahamas.Obituaries of Family and Friends Hazel Charlotte Pyfrom

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Merry Christmas Daily Specials 10 pc. Leg & thigh $16.95 6 pc. Leg & thigh w/2 sides, 2 biscuits 15.95 8 pc. Mixed family meal w/2 large sides4 biscuits $20.95 Mon Thu 10 am 7 pm Fri & Sat 10 am 9 pm • Sun 11 am-4.30 pm Chicken • Fish • Shrimp • Sandwiches Sides • Milkshakes • Soft Serve Abaco Shopping Center • Marsh Harbour • 367-2615 We do chicken right! finger lickin’ goodMonthly Laptop Drawing$10 Purchase Enters to win15 Dec 08Machinery & Energy Limited Your Authorized Caterpillar Dealer! is proud to announce the opening of its NEWEST BRANCH in Marsh Harbour, ABACOSales • Rentals • Service • PartsAbaco: Tel: (242) 225-1458Located on Poppy’s Way, Sawyer’s Marketplace Plaza 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.com TollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!Best Beach in the CaribbeanŽCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine portunity, perhaps one day a young Abaconian will be able to compete for their nation. That would really be something to be proud of! The benefits of this community effort go far beyond the obvious. The residents of the out islands get together for a positive purpose. The children swim with the entire community cheering them on no matter how well they finish. What a wonderful way for a community to come together. What a wonderful way for a kid to see how much their community cares about them, a public show of support for all of the young people. What a memory, what an esteem builder. Yes, there is water all around, who needs a pool? But how many inter-island swim meets did you see in the harbours? Hope Town could be like so many other islands of the Bahamas with yet another Letters From Page 8 failed project in its midst due to lack of community support. Certainly, no one would be surprised. For those of you whose ego would like to see the pool project fail, please consider that this failure reflects on all of Abaco no matter what your opinion. If any nation should hold as a priority the value of their water resources, it would be an island nation like The Bahamas. I am amazed that the priorities of the community do not lie with ensuring that ALL the children in Abaco can swim and can learn to enjoy the water. On a more personal note if the residents of Abaco and of Hope Town do not see the benefits of this project, it certainly is of no benefit to me personally. I believe it is a worthwhile endeavor and I know that many children have already learned to swim and have benefitted from the pool. I have elected to remain an anonymous donor because I have no interest in notoriety. I love this place and the people here. If you choose to let this project go, it will be disappointing; but it is certainly your choice as a community. The intention of this letter is to insure that the community is aware of this situation and can make an informed decision before it is made for you. Please contact Lighthouse Marina 242366-0154, Elbow Cay Properties 242-3660035 or Hope Town Hidaways 366-0224 to see how you can support this important community project. Kindest regards, Another of Abaco’s many friendsMore Letters to the Editor Nassau grouper Closed Season December 1, 2008 to February 28, 2009 Try lion Þ sh as an alternate this season• Lionfish are tasty. They can be filleted or pan-fried whole • Lionfish flesh is safe to eat. • Lionfish venom is located in the spines and is deactivated by heat. • Lionfish are sold as a food fish in the Pacific region. • GO GREEN Eat Lionfish!

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Central Abaco News Wine Experience 2008By Jennifer Hudson AbacoÂ’s first annual Wine Experience was held under the marquee at the Abaco Beach Resort on December 5. This Grand Wine Tasting event was organized by the Burns House Group and over 40 wines from all of the major wine growing regions of the world were featured. Eight tables were laid out each manned by a member of the Burns House Group and each table held a different variety of wine: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling, Sparkling Wine/Champagne, various reds and blends. Many popular names were on display such as Louis Jadot, Kedall Jackson, JacobÂ’s Creek, Frogs Leap, Masi, Joseph Phelps, Cavit, and Tattinger as well as some of the lesser known producers. There was something to suit everyone with prices ranging from very affordable to the more pricey. Wines could be purchased at the Burns House Wine Shop in the marquee for a 30 percent discount and anyone purchasing AbacoÂ’s first Wine Experience was held at Abaco Beach Resort and was enjoyed by people in Central Abaco. This was an event of Burns House Group that holds similar events in Nassau and Freeport. Shown above are Brian Thompson, Kendy Anderson, Cassandra Hardy, Wynsome Ferguson, Nicki Ferguson and Oman Forbes. wines was eligible for a drawing for a gift basket of wines. Graycliff signature cigars were also on sale. Several persons from the Burns House Group in Nassau were on hand to assist and were rather surprised at the low turnout for the event on Abaco. The Wine Experience had previously been held in Nassau at the Sheraton Cable Beach where more BEC held a training course on the maintenance and operation of their diesel engines, both large and small. Shawn Miller from Nassau was the technical trainer who worked with Leonardo Moxey, assistant manager of generation on Abaco. Eight employees took the five-day course. Included were lessons in diesel engine theory as well as hands-on practical experience. Equipment studied ranged from diesel engines in pick-up trucks and larger trucks to the huge stationary diesel engines at the generating plant. Shown above are, front row, Mr. Miller, Mr. Moxey, Lazaro Cornish, Kyle Smith, David Hepburn and Adrian Russell. In the back are Teron Gilbert, Arthur Roberts and Tracey Scott. than 300 people attended and in Freeport at the Westin Our Lucaya where there were more than 100. On Abaco numbers did not even reach the 50 mark. However, those that did attend appeared to thoroughly enjoy the event. The organizers say that they will try it here again next year and hope for larger numbers.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 Abaco Block and Concrete Company in Murphy Town annually donates to needy people in Murphy Town. This Christmas it presented twenty gift certificates for food for the needy to be redeemed at Price Right. The recipients will be determined by the Murphy Town Association with Cleveland Dawkins as president. This is the fourth year that Abaco Block and Concrete has made this Christmas donation, one of many contributions it makes to the Murphy Town community. Presenting the certificates to Mr. Dawkins are Rebecca Russell and Shawna Sands. More Central Abaco News BAIC offered shell craft classBy Mirella Santillo The second Shell Jewelry Class of the year, sponsored by Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, ended on December 5th. On that day the 16 ladies from Murphy Town and Dundas Town who attended the class taught by Mrs. Lovely Reckley met for a last time to complete the creations they had started and display their inventory. During the ten-day course Mrs. Reckley taught her students how to utilise shells for decorating and creating objects. She showed them how to do macrame knots that they used to make necklaces and bracelets. For some such as Mrs. Elizabeth Cornish, who decorated mirrors and made some napkins holders, it was a first time class. Others such as Ms. Judith Nesbitt attended most of arts and craft classes ofSixteen ladies of Central Abaco took a course on making crafts and jewelry with shells. The course was offered by the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation and was taught by Lovely Reckley of Marsh Harbour. The beginners learned the basics of shell craft while those experienced in shell craft learned more advanced techniques. Please see Central Page 26 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 Recycle Aluminum CansBin located next to Every Child Counts

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Sweetheart Weekend Friday, February 13-14, 2009 Enjoy a Romantic Dinner Featuring an A La Carte Menu Entertainment by Pianist and Vocalist Stephen Colebrook In Anglers Restaurant Friday, Feb 13th 2009 Advance Reservations Recommended Sweetheart Ball Package Saturday February14, 2009 Optional Vow RenewalŽ Includes a Champagne Strawberry Cocktail In the Marquee Time: 6:30pm-7:00pmSweetheart Ball Dinner and Show Featuring International Wine Tasting Entertainment: 7 pm 8 pm Luther Vandross Classics Best Love SongsŽ ever recorded 8 pm until . . . New Entry Band with a Salute to MotownŽ Hors doeuvres will be passed All Sea Food: Seared Ahi Tuna on wonton skins with wasabi cream, Smoked Salmon Mousse, Lobster en croute Salad: Mixed Baby Greens with Raspberry VinaigretteEntrees: Grilled Angus Beef Filet Oscar served with three jumbo Shrimp, sauteed spinach and bearnaise sauce and Marquise potatoes and fresh a sparagus Dessert: Brandy Flamed Cherries Jubilee with Vanilla Ice Cream Price: $150.00 per couple (gratuities included) Advance Reservations and pre-payment requiredSweetheart Weekend February 13-14, 2009 fered by BAIC. New comers or veterans, they all said they enjoyed the class, learnt a lot and thought Mrs. Reckley was an excellent teacher. She paid a lot of attention to her students working with each of them checking on how they were doing, correcting or advising. Besides the usual mirror or picture frame decoration, there were a lot of innovative Central From Page 25 More Central Abaco News creations such as business cards holders, candle holders and condiment dishes made of locally found shells. Other creations were made with store-bought shells and supports such as hair combs, napkin holders, shell balls or brooch. Mrs. Owanta McDonald added pearls to the shells. Mrs. Amanda Davis used brightly colored nail polish to enhance the shells. Many had used large conch shells to make lamps and some had made shell sculptures. There was even a Baker’s employees donated to needySimone Bowe organized a drive with the employees of Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to contribute food and clothing items to families in need. This was in answer to a plea by Heal Our Land as its supplies were running low. Shown here are Pastor Earlin Baillou and Mrs. Joan Baillou, both counselors with Heal Our Land; Mrs. Cleola Pinder, Secretary of Heal Our Land; Ms. Simone Bowe, Director HR and Training with Baker’s Bay; Mrs. Kathleen Knowles, President of Heal Our Lnad; and Dr. Livingston Marshall, Senior Vice President of Environmental and Community Affairs of Baker’s Bay. turtle made of a large cowrie and smaller bleeding teeth for fins, head and tails. The evening ended with refreshments prepared by the students and the presentation of a perfume set gift to Mrs. Reckley. There will be an award ceremony for the attendants of both classes (the first one took place in late spring) in the new year.New Businesses Siaha’s Jerk Pit and Restaurant By Samantha V. Evans The week of November 11th Oswald Nixon, the owner of Siaha’s Jerk Pit and Restaurant, opened his restaurant next to Shell Gas station in Dundas Town. For the past five years Mr. Nixon operated from a trailer in the same spot but decided to expand the business into a full restaurant. The restaurant specializes in all Bahamian cuisine including down home dishes including desserts like grandma used to make. Maxwell’s building is underwayProgress is being made on the new building for Maxwell’s Supermarket on Pole Line Drive. Owner Chad Sawyer is hopeful that he’ll be able to open in the spring. It has been designed to work much more efficiently that the original store that burned down in July. They cook all types of jerk dishes including pork, chicken, fish, and conch. They also offer crawfish pasta, ginger lemonade and other specialty drinks. They cater to private functions and to schools upon request. The phone number at the restaurant is 367-2605. The store hours are Tuesday through Thursdat 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 10 p.m. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Nails by Iris By Samantha V. Evans Students have an opportunity to get their nails professionally prepared at a discounted price at Nails by Iris. Located in Catherine’s Beauty Salon a few doors down from the Island Bakery, Iris specializes in sculptured nails, pedicures and manicures. Iris is not new to this profession and is proud to be back offering the best nail service on the island. She can be contacted for an appointment by calling 442-7103.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 More Central Abaco News Construction at Abaco Central High School shows progressTwo new buildings are under construction at Abaco Central High School. This shows the new administration building that will have offices for the principal and vice princiapl, a reception area, student sick bay, staff lounge, rest rooms and a kitchenette. It is being constructed by Jones Construction Co. Ltd and is expected to be completed early in the spring. This replaces an administration building that was burned down three years ago. The second building is a block with three classrooms for technical training. This construction is being done by Williams & Sons Construction Co. Ltd. It will include rest rooms and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. By Jennifer Hudson November 27th was celebrated as Customer Appreciation Day at Bahamas Electricity Corporation. In order to say thank you to its customers, the Abaco office was giving out bags of fresh fruit which proved very popular. According to Executive Secretary, Mrs. Beverley Archer, the corporation decided, instead of the normal food spread, to give away bags of fresh fruit in keeping with its theme of health and safety. Customer Appreciation Day brought to a climax Health and Safety Month which had been observed throughout November by BTC. Although observed in previous years in Nassau, this was the first year that the Abaco office has joined in. Events were held at the Marsh Harbour office. Nurse Sears from the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic was present on two of the days from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to do free blood pressure checks which, according to Mrs. Archer, were very well attended. Customers found to have blood pressure problems were given medical advice. Another very popular event was the Portable Fire Extinguisher Training by Sgt. Johnson of the Police/Fire Department assisted by Mr. Danny Sawyer from the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. “Many people have portable fire extinguishers in their home in case of an emergency, and yet we found that few know how to use them,” said Mrs. Archer. The demonstrations were very practical and extremely useful. An outstanding First Aid presentation was given by Mr. John Pintard. He encompassed a wide range of situations which included CPR, accidents on the road, electrical burns, fractures, unconsciousness and stroke. A National Insurance Session was presented by Mr. Gordon Musgrove, Manager of the Abaco National Insurance Office. The Management of Bahamas Electricity Corporation was very pleased with the response to its first Health and Safety Month events.BEC observed Safety Month North Abaco Christmas CelebrationRoyal Bahamas Police BandGames • Toys • Crafts • Food • Junaknoo Dec 22 • 6 pm • Treasure Cay Ballpark

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 By J.F. Hedden The subject of the environment and ecological health always remains a priority topic in my mind, but I would certainly not categorise myself as an earth angel. As development takes place anywhere in the world there is a trade off between the economy, earnings and profits. To date the environment has usually taken a back seat to financial benefits. Recently, however, more consciousness has been devoted to the implementation of environmentally thoughtful designs and concepts in proposals for developmental projects. Some of these have been genuine and for Abaco, the Schooner Bay development seems to be making a serious attempt to conserve space, resources, the natural heritage and also traditional construction designs. This for a Bahamian project is both unusual and innovative. Conversely, we have other proposals which seem to promote environmental consciousness through rhetoric only, with no real commitment to the conservation of our heritage, be it historical or natural. One such has been the Valencia Group proposal for the Hole-in-the-Wall peninsula. Others, of course, have sought to take advantage of public lands, obtaining them for a mere nominal valuation on their true worth. These include Winding Bay and the apparently defunct Snake Cay project. Public perceptions and opinions have been rigorously expressed over some, and the Elbow Cay residents have voiced very loudly over the Joe’s Cay proposal, with the apparent resulting success of a scaled down construction programme waiting to be approved. Of course, the subject of protection becomes uppermost in the minds of the environmentalists, and the need to conserve and reserve areas of Abaco close to the settlements used extensively for leisure purposes most dominant. It would appear to me that over the last few years opposition to development has taken place for almost every piece of coastline around the Sea of Abaco, including the offshore smaller cays and islands. Some in my mind are valid, case in point. The creek system behind Cherokee settlement, known as O’Neil’s Creek, has been abused and over exploited for many years, mainly by the good people of Cherokee and Casuarina Point with some assistance from those of more distant habitat. Illegal netting, use of spears and compressors, harvesting of rollers (baby conch) and the like have decimated marine populations for years. It still continues. Now the move to protect it becomes real and genuine. Other areas are perceived as being threatened, and one such is the creek system just to the south of Snake Cay, which I refer to as the Angel Cay System (ACS). This is truly a wonder to behold, not only by boat but also from the shoreline along the edge of the pine forest, full of life and obviously a thriving part of the surrounding marine ecosystems. It always makes me consider why two such areas in close proximity have been exploited in such different ways. Both are heavily trafficked and both are fished. Yet the ACS is full of adult and immature exploited species and has been for the last 25 years. O’Neil’s, on the other hand, is grossly over fished and depleted. Now a move is afoot sponsored by the National Trust (BNT) and implemented by Friends of the Environment (FOE) to turn the whole of the creek systems from Snake Cay to O’Neil’s Creek into a national park because it holds so much as a marine resource. This immediately brings several questions to mind which neither BNT or FOE have managed to answer yet. But as usual I must be slower than most. The main question is “Why does this area need to become a national park? Sure, it needs to be maintained and “protected from rampant anchor project development,” but park status is not going to guarantee any greater protection than does exist now. Another question that comes to mind is How many of these protectionists have actually traversed the cay road running through O’Neil’s Creek and ending up on the edge of the Bight of Old Robinson? How many of them extensively access the wilderness areas of the west side of Abaco, which to my mind is much more significant as a marine resource and is in more urgent need of protection before it becomes too late as has happened in the case of Cherokee creeks. Sure, the Bahamas is signatory to a myriad of international environmental treaties with a binding to protect a significant portion of our natural resources. But this does not mean that we have to turn everything into a national park to protect it. And if we do, how do we then protect it anyhow? The Bahamas government certainly does not have the funding, and quasi governmental organisations such as the Bahamas National Trust have expressed their own concern over a budgetary shortfall of one hundred million dollars (B$100,000,000) for the last ten years. I guess what will happen is that in the end the public will have to shoulder the responsibility of protecting what they already do now. Makes sense to me? Perhaps the answer really lies in proper zoning regulations and a major drive for public education. After all, isn’t this what the BNT and FOE claim to be all about. Neither has proven to be either outspoken or activist even when their own boundaries have suffered insurgencies, or when the threat of anchor projects and the BEC siting have infringed on our heritage. My solution for this area is as follows: From Witch Point down to the peninsula of Wilson city be declared an ecologically sensitive area, with the zoning and restrictions on development to match. The Witch Point area of Crown land should be permanently designated as public land and given free and total access by the public for recreational use such as beaching, picnicking and the like. Snake Cay should be maintained as public land and development encouraged within the co-operative framework to maintain public ownership and the perception of the same. As far as national park status is concerned, there are many other areas of Abaco and the rest of The Bahamas which are much more threatened but suffer from a severe lack of publicity and sponsorship. One example would be the Atlantic coast of Mayaguana with its miles and miles of beaches and creeks teeming with marine life. Let’s get real about this.Viewpoint . . . Protection does not require national park status

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Counsel & Attorneys Notaries Public Marsh Harbour, Abaco Frederik F. Gottlieb and Co. Wishes Its Clients Best Wishes for the Holidays & throughout the New YearMany young people of Cherokee Sound attend an after school Christian club called Kids Korner at Epworth Chapel held on Wednesday afternoons. Some of them are shown here with one of their leaders, Ellen Curry.Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Kids Doing Their PartOur local kids from Kid’s Korner started a project to raise funds for kids in need on Inagua after the hurricanes hit there this past year. The children got their moms to bake homemade goodies that they took to various parts of the settlement on three consecutive Fridays to sell. Many people gave additional donations to help the children reach their goal. All together they raised $1,240. The monies were sent to Mr. Colin Ingraham on Inagua who was in charge of seeing that it got to the most needy. Mr. Ingrham promised to have the children correspond with our children here about their experiences during the hurricanes and how their donations were utilized. Project leader, Ellen Curry, would like to thank the community for participating in this very worthy project. She told me how touched she was at the enthusiasm and benevolence of our children in wanting to help others less fortunate. She noted how very blessed we are and suggested that we might all like to remember others at this time of the year and do something, no matter how small, for someone else. She said, “You will see how even little things mean so much to others in need.”Treat Packages for Thanksgiving Again, Kids Korner kids were thinking of others as they put together a very attractive, and I might add delicious, plates of sweets for the Old Folks of Cherokee. Again, moms helped out and prepared the home baked goodies, but the packaging was really outstanding. Their goal was to make the seniors feel special and I’m sure that’s just how they felt when the beautifully wrapped packages were delivered. Ellen says this is the first year they have attempted this, but assures me it will not be the last. Kids Korner is held every Wednesday afternoon after school with an aim towards bringing Christianity into these young people’s lives. This year there are three leaders, Ellen Curry, Eleanor Jorgensen and Doreen Albury. I applaud these women for a job well done.Senior Citizen’s TeaThe community along with the school children honoured our senior citizens with a Tea on November 26 at the W.W. Sands Community Center in Cherokee Sound. Approximately 30 people attended the Tea and enjoyed an hour of socializing with “old” friends. Many of our seniors are housebound and don’t get out very often. Most of them were pleased to be able to enjoy an afternoon’s outing to visit with family and friends that otherwise they don’t have an opportunity to see very often. The weather was delightful, a warm 80 degrees with a beautiful blue sky and a light breeze, which made the event even more enjoyable.AID’s Awareness Day Cherokee Primary School was visited by Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Curriculum Officer for the Housing and Family Development Department. The purpose of her visit was to discuss with our youth the importance of being aware of AIDS and the HIV virus. She pointed out that this health problem has been around since 1981 and over 510,000 deaths have been attributed to it since that time with very little progress being made in its eradication. Mrs. Edwards gave a very informative presentation and brought two young men with her that have been diagnosed with the HIV virus who also spoke with the children. They were all impressed with how informed our students were and with the general discussion and question and answer period following her talk. South Abaco News Drive SafelyWatch for School Children

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 The Owners and Management wish you a Memorable Holiday Season and a Blessed and Prosperous New YearThanksgiving on AbacoBy Rita Wieczorek Rear Commodore, RMHYC Members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club have been gathering the last couple of weeks as they return for another winter season in sunny Abaco. We have had a November social and have our regular scheduled Yacht Club meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays on the VHF radio channel 78 at 8 a.m. The menÂ’s and womenÂ’s walking groups have started walking every day except Sunday when we rest and go to church services. About 70 percent of the boats have returned this year to Boat Harbour, some on the hook or on mooring balls and others at various marinas close to Abaco Beach Resort. Thanksgiving was celebrated by citizens from the United States, joined by Canadian friends who also like to party. Robert and I attended a dinner at Anglers with about 30 other friends. We had six tables and the menu was terrific. The band played songs from the 60s and 70s. The musicians looked at the crowd and played the music of our era. There was also a Thanksgiving party aboard the m/v John Henry for the Dock 4 crowd. I understand they had two turkeys and all the trimmings. They had two settings for the hungry group, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Of course, there were other parties aboard other boats and some at other marinas on Abaco. The RMHYC group is organizing its work at Every Child Counts and Buck-ABook. I expect that members will also join the food drive at the Jib Room for families that can use extra food during this holiday season. The members are thrilled to be guests in The Bahamas, and they look forward to many community activities as a way to give back to the generous people who live and work on the island!Discovery Club Awards Ceremony By Mirella Santillo The Discovery Club, an after-school educational program for students sponsored by Friends of the Environment, celebrated the end of the first semester with a ceremony organized by the leaders and acted out by the students in front of an audience consisting of parents and members of the organization. The children were divided in two groups according to their ages. The younger ones were the Explorers, the older ones the Guardians. One by one the Explorers took turns describing the marine mammals or the aquatic plants they had learnt about. The Guardians acted out skits to tell the audience about their field trips or the activities they took part in during the semester. Pedro Maycock and De Shane Knowles described what they saw during outings to the shores. Sujith Swarna and Andrew Hanna talked about the coral reef. Amber Martinborough and Yael Sawyer attended the clean-up at Crossing Beach where they collected over 100 pounds of garbage. They deplored that the visitors did not tidy after themselves and thought that garbage bins would help resolve part of the problem. In between remarks by the leaders, the students performed two songs written by Mr. Enzil Cooper one of the leaders of the club. The first one, IÂ’m gonna fish responsibly, was a reminder not to catch undersized fish and lobsters and to respect the fishing season. The second song described the ambient marine habitat. Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Joy Chaplin were the leaders for the Guardians. Each child was presented with marine badges and FRIENDSÂ’ membership cards by Mrs. Kristin Williams, Executive Director of Friends, and Mr. David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust. Students who attended all the meetings and participated in all the activities were presented with a special Model Badge. Those who attended all the meetings received a Perfect Attendance Badge. Mrs. DÂ’Shan Maycock, Educational Officer, informed the audience that each student joining the Discovery Club was given a Tshirt, a Bahamas National Trust membership card and a Friends of the Environment membership card along with earned badges and a sash. Club News Parents and students were reminded that the Discovery Club will resume on January 12th when the participants will learn all about bugs.Anchor Club Initiation and Installation Ceremony By Samantha V. Evans The Initiation and Installation Ceremony for the 2008-09 Anchors was held on Saturday November 15th at Abaco Youth Ministries. A total of four schools were represented: Forest Heights, St. Francis de Sales, Abaco Central High, and Central Abaco Primary Schools. Officers serving this year are: President of Abaco Central High School, Kadesha Scott; President of St. Francis de Sales, Vickarieo Major; President of Forest Heights, Telia Burrows; and President of Central Abaco Primary School, Malesha Joseph. They all pledged to work hard to make Abaco clubs number one in the entire district. Discovery Club members received awards for participation in the club activities. The club is sponsored by Friends of the Environment to help the youth appreciate the environment. The club members go on field trips and the emphasis this fall was on marine life.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 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 On November 24th the Anchors of Abaco Central High School and Central Abaco Primary School along with their advisors Neulessa Lundy-Major and Phillipa Farrington assisted Abaco Youth Ministries with its clothing drive. The Anchors made the posters and encouraged persons to stop by the booths to collect clothing that was being given away for free. This is just one of the community activities that the Anchors will take part in throughout this school year.Anchors assist with clothes driveBy Julian Lockhart As Abaco starts to feel the pinch of the American financial crisis through the diminishing number of tourist, it is time for the Abaco Tourist Office as well as partners to look at alternative attractions to lure visitors to the shores of Abaco. This is where niche tourism plays a part in the overall specter of the business with the opportunity to reach out to a new clientele through innovative business ideas. Some forms of niche tourism already occur on Abaco with international weddings and people coming in specifically for fishing expeditions. While more can be done to attract fishing fans from not only America, but from around the world, it is also expensive with the cost of fuel and docking charges for individual boats and yachts. However, with the dwindling schools of bonefish in Florida, Abaco can be pushed as a destination of choice for the bonefisherman who wants to cast his fly rod on Abaco instead of just Andros and Bimini. Abaco is known for its acres upon acres of natural forest teaming with hundreds of beautiful birds of all colors of the rainbow, not counting the Bahamian parrot, which delight any bird watcher. Bird watching can be an attraction to those who just love to watch God’s winged creatures in their natural environment, and it allows them to do so with the beach at their back door. Thousands of tourists go to New Providence every year just to scuba dive and nothing else. Scuba diving is advertised and pushed internationally by the companies in New Providence. Guests come from all over the world just to dive one of the many wrecks or reefs off New Providence and spend a week delving into the wonders of the deep. Abaco has many more reefs than New Providence and they are prettier and more expansive, not to mention the walls, caves and blue holes which can attract the avid diver to these shores. Scuba diving should be one of the main attractions of Abaco as those who are interested in diving, just like those who play golf, travel no matter what state the economy is in for a fix of their favorite pastime. There are numerous small entities of Abaco that, if marketed properly to the international traveling market, could entice a number of travelers to look at this island as an alternative to their usual path for relaxation. It only takes some imagination and the partners within the tourism sector to think outside the box and look elsewhere for tourist dollars besides the norm of winter residents and boaters. Abaco should consider appealing to niche markets Substitute Lion Þ sh for Grouper in your meals

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Page 32 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Customs Brokerage ServicesAir and Sea l Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from Foreign Ports Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367-2333 l Fax: (242) 367-3136 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16AlburyÂ’s Trucking Ltd. Tel: (242) 367-2976 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs VHF 16 No job too big or small! With our professional line of trucks we can truck it all.Containers 20Â’, 40Â’ 45Â’ Flatbeds, Flatracks, Piggyback trucks WE CAN HAUL IT ALL. Happy Holidays to all our valuable customers & friends. SeasonÂ’s Greetingsto all our valuable customers & friends. Friends of the Environment5th Annual South Abaco Christmas Bird CountDecember 20, 2008Bird count to take place near Abaco National Park Three grades of difficulty Easy, Moderate and Bushwacker Meet at FriendÂ’s Office 6 a.m. to carpool $7 charge includes Audobon fee Take your own lunch, snack and beverages For further information call Anita at 367-2721 or anita@friendsoftheenvironment.org Awards Day at Abaco Central High School By Mirella Santillo On November 27th Abaco Central High School held a special ceremony to acknowledge the students who had performed especially well during the last school year. The function was moderated by Senior assistant, Mr. Vincent Coakley, and various students participated in the event, pronouncing the invocation, addressing the welcome, performing musical pieces and introducing the guest speaker, Bishop Anthony Campbell.Many students were rewarded, among them four who passed the BGCSE: Ashley Whilly, Bethsheba Darville, Kendero Murray and Agnola Thompson. Twelve students passed the BJC and Shaquille Johnson made the PrincipalÂ’s List with a 3.80 GPA. Twenty-one students were cited on the Honor Roll such as Sasha Davis with a 3.48 GPA, Rahede Smith with a 3.45 GPA, Zandria Wells with a 3.36 GPA. Two more boys followed closely, Carlos Decius with a 3.32 GPA and Jackson Jacques with a 3.24 GPA.The subject awards were presented by Ms. Vanessa James, Principal; Ms. Dominique McCartney, Vice-Principal and the PTA President, Mr. David Lightbourn. Mrs Sandy Edwards made a presentation on AIDS awareness explaining facts about the disease and warning the students about promiscuity. Three students were cited for perfect attendance; they were Amelia Burrows, Rose Previlon and Jason Vilma. The ceremony was followed by lunch and early dismissal.Food Presentation CompeitionBy Mirella Santillo Students from the two public high schools gathered on December 6th at Abaco Central High School in Murphy Town to participate in a cake icing, fruit and vegetable carving, napkin folding and towel creation competition. Nine students from each school, Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High School, entered the various contests. The competitors were divided into beginners, intermediate 1, intermediate 2 and advanced. The first event was cake icing which took place in a class room. Each participant was given one and a half hour to decorate a cake. Some recreated a model such as a car or a cartoon character while others performed free lance designs on a round cake. While the beginners and intermediates were occupied with their decoration, the advanced students separated into groups to tackle the wedding cakes, one for each school. They were allowed three hours to accomplish their task. Outside, two tables were laid with cantaloupes, water melons and an array of vegetables, sweet peppers, carrots and radishes ready for the carving artists who would turn them into little tropical landscape masterpieces. Other tables were piled up with towels and paper napkins, also awaiting the hands that would transform them into an elephant, a snake, a rabbit or a swan. Judges were strolling from tables to tables, making notes and commenting on the results. At last the results were announced: S.C. Bootle won the wedding cake decorating competition, the fruit and vegetable carving and the napkin folding. Abaco Central High won the three categories (beginners, intermediate1 and intermediate2) of cake decorating. The event was organized by Mrs. Simms and Mrs. Princess Williams, home economic teacher at Abaco Central. S.C. Bootle students were accompanied by home economicÂ’s teacher, Ms. Michelle Clarke, and mathematics teacher, Ms. Altaliese Cartwright. Mrs. Agatha Simms, head of the Home Economics Department at Abaco Central High School, was cooking fritters and fried chicken helped by two students to be sold to those attending. Guava duff was offered School News Students of Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School competed in cake decorating and fruit and vegetable carving at the Abaco Central school. The S.C. Bootle team arrived with caps and aprons, looking very professional. The advanced groups competed in decorating a wedding cake. Please see School Page 34

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 33 Of Þ ce of the Prime Minister Commonwealth of The Bahamas Island of New Providence Notice of InvestigationTake Notice that pursuant to Section 4 of the Acquisition of Land Act, Chapter 252 Statute Laws of The Bahamas 2000, it appears to the Minister Responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition of Lands, that the Land described in the Schedule hereto is likely to be needed for the public purpose of construction of a Public Road and for uses related thereto. And Further Take Notice that the Minister and his servants or workmen may either generally or specifically authorise any person to do all or any of the following things, namely: (a) Enter upon and survey and take levels of the said land or any part thereof; (b) Dig or bore into the sub-soil of the said land; (c) Do all acts necessary to ascertain whether the said land is adapted for the public purpose outlined; (d) Set out the boundaries of the said land and the intended line of Work (if any) proposed to be made thereon; (e) Mark such levels, boundaries and lines by placing marks and cutting trenches on the said land; (f) For the purpose of carrying out the foregoing (if necessary) cut down clear any standing crop, fence, tree or bush; (g) Do all such other acts as may be incidental to or necessary for any of the purposes aforesaid. A copy of the Plan of the said land may be inspected commencing on the 3rd day of November AD., 2008 at the Department of Lands and Surveys situate at Bay and Armstrong Streets between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Dated this 27th day of October A. D., 2008. Hubert A. Ingraham, Minister Responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition of Lands Schedule All that certain piece or parcel of land being a proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the Department of Lands and Surveys and situate in the area of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers Town on the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Abutting and bounding from the Main Abaco Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe K144, through land south of Fire Road thence through lands granted to William Lowe B100, B2252, B112 thence through land granted to William Sweeting B116 and thence through land granted to John Roberts B112 thence through land granted to Joseph Saunders B131 to the Main Abaco Highway or however else the same may abut and bound which said piece or parcel of land or highway is more particularly delineated and shown coloured red on the plan of the area (N. 7)GOVERNMENT NOTICES

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Page 34 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 “ISLAND GAL” Homes9 models 500 sq. ft. to 2500 sq. ft plus 2 storyCall Today Simply put, “ISLAND GAL” is the best, easiest, fastest* and most cost efficient way to build your home. So whether you’re looking for a primary home or a vacation home, “ISLAND GAL” Cottages & Homes are the perfect solution.*Build the shell & ‘dry in” your cottage in less than two weeks. For more information call: 242.364.5111 or 305.567.1122 For info write: phbuildingsmart@aol.com www.islandgalproductions.com Island GalŽ is a division of Building Smart, Inc. Built Hurricane Tough Island GalHomes & Cottages “ Island Gal” Homes and Cottages Built Hurricane Tough“ISLAND GAL” CottagesSound Cottage 32’ x 30’ Island Cottage 32’ x 36’ Beach Cottage 32’ x 42’ 1200-1440 sq. ft. 1440-1728 sq. ft. 1690-2340 sq. ft. Also available Island Gal’s Cabin II, 26’x28’for the sweet tooth.Annual Festival of Carols brought students together By Mirella Santillo Many school children from all over the island, even as far as Moore’s Island, traveled to the Church of God in Dundas Town on December 5th to participate in the annual Festival of Carols organized by the Department of Education. The event was moderated by two Forest Heights Academy’s students, Taj Anderson and Nasaha Bootle, who presented the performers as they read the Scriptures, sang carols or performed skits. The performers were all students with a few exceptions. Central Abaco Primary School students More School News School From Page 32 read verses from the Gospel according to Luke. Others such as Sujith Swana and Amelia McDonald from Agape Christian School acted out a nativity skit or sang carols solo such as Akeem Adderley from Abaco Central High School or with their school choir such as Man-O-War, Amy Roberts Primary and Moore’s Island All Age students. It was a festive morning aimed at putting the audience in the Christmas spirit, an audience comprised of local dignitaries, school principals, teachers and many parents. Most musical pieces were accompanied by the Wesley College Band under the direction of Rev. Charles Carey. An instrumental medley was performed by the Abaco Central High School Band directed by Mr. Jamal McIntosh with an impressive drum solo by Mackenson St. Fleur. Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Education Superintendent, addressed her thanks to all the organizers and reminded the assembly not to forget the true meaning of Christmas. She announced the presentation of a gift basket for the senior citizens of Sibyl’s House because, she said, “We believe that there should be a bond between the old and the young.” The basket was handed to the Director of Social Services, Mrs. Salomie Gibson, by Mackenson St. Fleur of Abaco Central. Before the end of the ceremony Bishop Anthony Campbell spoke of the message of Christmas, “the never ending story of the nativity will still be there as long as there is a world,” he assured. He urged people Central Abaco recognized outstanding students Please see School Page 35 Students from most schools on Abaco took part in the annual Festival of Carols that was held this year on December 5 at the Dundas Town Church of God. Students conducted almost the entire service. Students who were in grades 1-5 last school year were awarded for performing well during that time. The awards ceremony that was on November 28th. Students making the outstanding and principal’s lists received certificates and trophies. The most outstanding students were Victoria Hardy, Maliyah Forbes, Adrian Russell, Basia McKinney, Tazmia Cunningham, Shiwana Gilot, Richard Smith, Briniqua Munroe, Yolnicka Jeune, Twanesha Lightbourn, Madelin St. Fleur, Ervette Knowles, Juline Russell, Destiny Seymour, Alpheneaus Kemp, Youricka Moreau, Chelshanno Adderley, Kadesha Canton, April Smith, Swanson Moss, Elizier Evariste, Wilda Cadet, and Isaiah Seymour. The students who made the principal’s list were: Maliyah Forbes, Jerone Burrows, Earelle Reckley, Basia McKinney, Robert Russell, Tazmia Cunningham, Yolnicka Jeune, Twanesha Lightbourn, Amelia Gomez, and Antonyah Mackey.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 35 The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort• Hotel rooms on the harbour front • Fresh water pool • Curly Tails waterfront restaurant and bar • Dive Abaco a complete dive facility The Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bsCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina• Full service docks with power • Cable TV connections • Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran SunsailSAILING VACATIONS Tide North Bar ChannelJanuary 2009 More School News School From Page 34 as they celebrate and exchange gifts with their friends and family not to forget the gift of Jesus. The closing Christmas hymn followed Bishop Campbell’s benediction as people left the church giving each other hugs and Christmas greetings.Thanksgiving at St. Francis de SalesBy Samantha V. Evans On November 20th the school family of St. Francis de Sales celebrated Thanksgiving. As tradition stated, on this day all students brought their non-perishable items to give to the needy. Each grade had to decorate their box. They gathered at St. Francis de Sales Church where all of the gifts of thanksgiving were displayed. Thanksgiving Day is observed on the last Thursday in November; but due to school exams, they brought the date up one week. The service started with a prayer of Thanksgiving to God for all of His many blessings and for His continued care. A slide show was shown of the school’s accomplishOn November 28th Ginelle Longley, the winner of the Religious Knowledge competition on Abaco, flew to Nassau along with her coach Roberta Lindsay and her parents as she competed in the National Religious Knowledge Competition. The topic for the speech was Let’s Build Each Other Up. Ginelle placed second in the competition. Ginelle Places Second in NassauStudents of Central Abaco Primary School have been working hard to learn the many subjects they are required to master at their specific grade level. Student who performed exceptionally well in October were recognized. They were Benjamin Cornish, Preschool; Quinesha Bonamy Grade 1; Dwayne Saunders Grade 1; Tredon Alleyne Grade 1; Earelle Reckley Grade 2; Maliyah Forbes, Grade 2; Chinica Jean, Grade 2; Rosmichel Denyer, Grade 3; Guetly St. Fleur, Grade 4; Christina Guillaume, Grade 4; Ashanti Davis, Grade 5; Tyzel Cunningham, Grade 5; Isaac Russell, Grade 5; Jermina Davis, Grade 6; Shavante Simms, Grade 6; Marcdala Augustin, Grade 6; and Edmilvannera Curry, Grade 6.Students of the Month at Central Abaco Primary Please see School Page 36

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Page 36 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 The Department of Education held a Religious Knowledge speech competition on November 10th, an event organized by Sandy Edwards. The theme focused on improving relationships. Five students participated representing Amy Roberts Primary, Central Abaco Primary, CooperÂ’s Town Primary, Agape Christian, and St. Francis de Sales. The winner was Ginelle Longley, grade 5, from Central Abaco Primary School. In second place was Yelena Persuad, grade 5, from St. Francis de Sales and in third place was Andrew Hanna, grade 6, from Agape Christian School. The winning students received trophies.Religious Knowledge Speech Competition Declares a Winner Winning boy read 375 books in Boys Reading Challenge Once again boys from Central Abaco Primary School got a chance to improve their reading and writing skills by taking part in the annual Boys Reading Challenge held during the month of October. One hundred seventeen boys registered to participate and 55 of them were rewarded for actually taking part in this event. The theme for this yearÂ’s Challenge was Resolving Conflicts Peacefully Without Being at War. The awards day was held on November 24th at the school. The guest speaker for this event was Det. Insp. Edric Poitier, a 28-year veteran policeman with the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The awards ceremony was lead by boys who took part in this Challenge. The guest speaker gave the students a powerful talk on resolving conflicts and the results of being at war with each other as we are seeing manifested in society today. He began by telling them that conflicts usually begin because someone is angry with another person. He stated that anger is not a bad emotion. In fact it is natural. However, it is when a person allows anger to result in them harming another person that they lose control, get into trouble and can break the law. There is good and bad anger. People respond positively to anger when they feel threatened or wronged but bad anger results in frustration when needs and/or desires are not met or they lose their patience. He encouraged them to find positive ways to channel their energy. Det. Insp. Poiter told them to learn how to resolve the conflicts now while they are small because when they reach adulthood it will become more difficult. He encouraged them to think before they act. They will live to be thankful they did. Bringing remarks and commending the boys for a job well done was District Education Superintendent Lenora Black. She More School News Please see School Page 37 The winner of the Boys Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary was Sidney Decius of grade 5. The big prize was a bicycle along with cell phone, photo package, gift certificates, reading books, calculator, games, toys, cologne and school supplies worth over $200. ments and many blessing so far this school year, after which a skit was presented by the schoolÂ’s drama club. After the service, the items were separated so that they could be distributed. The items will be given to needy families across Abaco. School From Page 35

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 37 The Jib Room Restaurant New Year’s Eve Dinner PartyParty Favors Dancing Music Open for Lunch Wed Sat 11:30 2:30Call 367-2700 • VHF Ch 16Home of the best Babyback ribs & One Pound Steaks Dinner nights Wed & Sat Only 7 p.m. ReservationsSurf & Turf DinnersMidnight Champagne Toast Starts 8 p.m. Yacht Club & More School News School From Page 36 told the students that focusing on reading is a most necessary undertaking. This Challenge addresses reading which is necessary for them to get around in life. Reading is important when you travel so that you can read signs and when you use the computer. She stated that boys and girls who can read are not usually involved in conflicts as they resolve them using the many words they know. She ended by further encouraging the boys to continue reading even though this Challenge is over as they should aim to become life-long readers. All students to participate in the competition received a certificate. Students to read more than ten books and to write a book report for each one received books as prizes. The top ten boys received books and special gifts from toys to electronics to the coveted bicycle. The winner for the second year having read 375 books and having written the same number of book reports on the theme of the book was Sidney Decius of grade 5. Other winners were Isaac Russell – 2nd place, Travar Blanc – 3rd place, Loudino Box – 4th place, Brandon Meadows – 5th place, Eustace Sturrup – 6th place, Recelph Mere – 7th place, Kevin Pierre – 8th place, Warren Moreau – 9th place and Isaac Miller – 10th place. Some of the prizes that the first place winner received included a bicycle, cell phone, photo package, gift certificates, reading books, calculator, games, toys, cologne and school supplies worth over $200. The winning class teacher, Roberta Lindsay, also received a gift for motivating her students to embrace this opportunity to improve their reading and writing skills. She had the most entrants ten. Coordinator of the Reading Challenges, Samantha V. Evans, stated that she was very proud of the boys. This year all of the boys, but one received recognition for a job well done. To add to the excitement of the wonderful prizes obtained, Superintendent Black will treat the top ten to lunch with her. Also serving on the committee for the Challenges are Neulessa Major and Kayla Wallace. Business were generous in donating prizes, certificates, programs and other items.Central Abaco Primary Receives Playground Donation By Samantha V. Evans Earlier this year, a gospel concert was held organized by Special Touch and the PTA Board of Central Abaco Primary School where part proceeds were to go towards the purchase of a new playground for the school. On November 24th, Gwen Martin presented principal Eunice Mills with a check for $3,000 to go towards that purchase. The school body thanks all persons concerns for assisting in this effort. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.

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Page 38 Section A The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosieÂ’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Bluff House30 rm365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott365-5464 Green Turtle Club35 rm365-4271 Island Properties +34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +34365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott 365-4105Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse365-5178 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 WardÂ’s Landing4 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 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366-0266 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 Cottages4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse 365-6048 SchoonerÂ’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse 367-2719 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse367-3529 AlesiaÂ’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 DÂ’s Guest House 6 rms 3367-3980 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148MooreÂ’s IslandMooreÂ’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishaÂ’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & GayÂ’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 RickmonÂ’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 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Informationhttp://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. Apr 08 By Samantha V. Evans The month of November was observed as Diabetes Awareness Month and the focus this year was on diabetes in children and adolescents. Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases to affect children and can affect a child at any age including toddlers and babies. A team from the Marsh Harbour Clinic visited Radio Abaco to educate the public on the dangers of November was Diabetes Awareness Monthdiabetes; especially in children. To climax the month, the clinic held a health walk on November 22, ending with the health fair. At the health fair residents could get their blood pressure and insulin checked, free screening for diabetes and asked questions of the trained staff on hand. Chicken souse was also given to all persons who took part in the events.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 39 Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 • Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor’s special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45 Fare • Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 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, Group 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 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 Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460 Snack Shack .....................$ .....+ .....367-4005 Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278 Wallys ............................$$$ .............367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge ............... $$ .............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+ .....366-0423 Sea Spray ......................$$ .....‡ .....366-0065 Little Harbour Pete’s Pub Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s.........................................366-3139 Man-O-War Hibiscus ..........................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar .....................365-6501 Guana Cay Docksiders .....................$$$ .............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 1 Dec 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 Mangoes Marina ........29................367-2366 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 Hope Town historic walking tour 458-4670 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 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415 Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida 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, 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-inWall lighthouse last mile very rough road • Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 • Bird watching ask tourism 367-3067

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 16, NUMBER 24 DECEMBER 15th, 2008 By Mirella Santillo By mid-morning on Saturday, November 29th, many people were making their way to Elbow Cay’s Big Hill to witness the 10th annual popular Box Cart Derby. On top of the hill, ready for the race, were participants of all ages, six juniors and 16 adults standing by their carts or practicing their downhill descent, waiting for the sound of the horn that would announce the first race at noon sharp. The vehicle creations were as varied and innovative as usual, the use of materials ranging from fiberglass to wood to clear plastic to a drain pipe, the shapes from a mini-car to a tube to a sail boat to a mere metal board on wheels. Frequent winner, Ricky Sweeting, with his trendy New Creations was there for the seventh time in a row; other regulars from Hope Town included Colyn Lightbourne with his Flintstone contraption, Tom Hazel with #1 Pimp Mobile, Justin Thompson with Hard Times. From the mainland, the bright red vehicle of the Scurvy Few and Jib Room’s Sailboat with a Heineken beer cannister for an engine stood out. Some second homeowners joined in such as Lynn Rustbridge, who drove Sunny Boy Big Hill challenges box cart drivers for 10th yearRicky Sweeting with New Creation wins straight line and slalom racesThe Hope Town Box Cart Derby once again drew crowds to watch the competition as the box carts raced downhill in straight races and in slolom races. The top two contenders for the title “King of the Hill” are shown as they began their downhill straight ra ce. New Creations driven by Ricky Sweeting and Custom Construction with Darryl Cole were very evenly matched but New Creations won again for the seventh consecutive year. The event raises money for the Abaco Junior Sailing Association that has three very active clubs with young people learning the art of sailing in Optimist boats. Please see Box Carts Page 2 Several shops in Marsh Harbour have held Open House events to showcase their merchandise. Shown here is the Sand Dollar Shoppe where shoppers are admiring jewelry. This family owned and operated business has artisans who design and create jewelry, or will custom create jewelry or shoppers can choose from the wide selection that is displayed. Besides jewelry, the shop offers a wide variety of gifts and clothing. Mr. Percy Pinder shown here is assisting the customers. See story on page 10. Sand Dollar’s Open House entices holiday shoppers Toys for Tots held mini fairThe Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club held its annual Toys for Tots fair on December 6. The festivities featured Santa who was able to stay for several hours. These girls are enjoying time with him. Face painting, a bouncing castle and plenty of good food and drinks were all appreciated by the crowds. Big motorcycles intrigued the children, especially when they drove through town accompainied by a fire truck. The goal of the Scurvy Few is to provide 750 to 800 toys to be distributed to all towns on Abaco. Church leaders and local government officials will determine those who deserve the toys. See story on page 16. North Abaco Christmas CelebrationRoyal Bahamas Police BandGames • Toys • Crafts • Food • Junaknoo Dec 22 • 6 pm • Treasure Cay Ballpark By Jennifer Hudson The Hope Town Harbour Lodge held its 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Show on November 28. This show is held the day after Thanksgiving each year and traditionally kicks off the Christmas season of good cheer. Though there appeared to be fewer of our winter visitors here this year, those who attended enjoyed browsing the many arts and crafts and savoring the customary wine and cheese. Fifteen artists participated this year which was somewhat fewer than in previous years, but those who took part had many lovely items for sale. There were two newcomers to the show but several of the artists whose work we have seen before have added new lines to keep their work fresh and interesting. Showing for the first time at the Harbour Lodge Show were Clark Constant and Joan Stuart. Mr. Constant was born in Haiti and now resides in Florida. He attended art school in Haiti Please see Art Show Page 6Hope Town held art show

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 with her Bahamian partner, Gigi Roberts. As usual, drivers dressed up in tune with their means of transport: pimp Fred Flintstone and pirates paraded happily around. Every Child Counts brought two cars, one of them piloted as last year by young Lucas Kaighin and Sea Gulls Boat Rental had a Shark driven by Elijah Lowe. As people went up the hill, they were hailed by acquaintances or diverted to the food or drink tables manned by volunteers selling goodies to raise money for the sailing association. And off they went, juniors first, racing down the hill to the cheers of the specta-Junior and adult drivers competed separately Box Carts From Page 1 Two carts are approaching the finish line coming down a hill that is much steeper than the photo looks. Rodney Finke looks like he has second thoughts on his bold adventure. He representing the Jib Room. In true racing fashion the women had one steering while the other operated the throttle, or maybe she was the navigator. Hard Times navigates through the slalom course. One of the carts rounding a slalom marker which tests a cartÂ’s stability. Some carts rolled over on this maneuver. Please see Box Carts Page 5

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Featured Properties Happy Holidays! Was $295,000. Now $225,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND Lots starting from $20,000 CASUARINA COTTAGE cottage on a conal $200,000 YELLOW WOOD Ocean view hill top lot. $71,000 Other fine properties available. Call today for more details. Spacious lot, compact home plus a guest cottage. Call for details Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653) donna@paradisebahamas.com Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-577-0339 frank@paradisebahamas.com Rentals and Property Management AvailableBAHAMA HOUSE Marsh Harbour AreaMLS # 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 $45,000South 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 $16,500The 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 #1064 Sea Shore Villas & Harbour View/ Sunrise Cottege, Guana Cay $3,500,000 MLS #1091 Elbow Cay, Dorros Cover Lot 37 $475,000 MLS #1097 Guana Cay Sea of Abaco Estate Property $850,000 MLS #1063 Guana Cay Estate Waterfront Home REDUCED $1,750,000 MLS #1066 Lubber’s Abaco Ocean Club 2 Interior Lots $99,000 each NEW Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Interior Lot 28B $125,000Call BILL THOMPSON @ 477-5712 ABACO REAL ESTATE AGENCY Phone: (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 www.abacobahamas.com Cart designs ranged from professional to amateur Colyn Lightbourn crosses the line in the FlintsStone Special As the carts collected at the bottom of the hill, they were strung together on a tow rope to be pulled to the top of the hill to compete again. One serious wreck occurred when Tom Hazel rolled his cart over on the slalom course. He suffered several broken bones. The design was perhaps less stable than the others. tors. Elijah Lowe won the first place in the Junior category, followed by O’Brian Darville of ECC. The semi-finals of the straight line races among the adults were disputed between Hard Times, New Creations, Challenger and Custom Constructions. The final saw Ricky with New Creations racing against Darryl Cole’s Custom Construction. And it was Ricky again winning for the sixth consecutive time the “King of the Hill” title. He was followed by Custom Construction and Hard Times. It was great fun until the slalom. The first couple of drivers made it safely down the hill, but soon a car hit one of the markers, a tire, and overturned, the driver safe but disqualified. Then a second accident. But unfortunately, the third accident saw the cart overturned; Tom in his #1 Pimp Mobile was injured with a broken collarbone and broken ribs. But he was able to walk away. No other injuries occurred in spite of one or two more cars overturning on top of their drivers. Others made it down the hill safely in spite of hitting a tire or a bucket. Again, it was a clear run for Ricky piloting his New Creations. He outdid himself by winning both straight line and slalom races. Justin came second with Hard Times followed by Dan and Pat McCully’s Challenger. A third category was added this year: Showmanship which was won by Tom with Pimp Mobile. Colyn’s Fred Flintstone took the second place and Thomas Bethel came third with Captain Red Bull. The Box Car Derby is the major fund raising event for the Abaco Junior Sailing Association. The entry fees and the sale of T-shirts and food all go toward this effort. Box Carts From Page 2 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hard ware) Marsh Harbour, Abaco abacomarbleandgranite.com It Pays to Advertise

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously Maintained35% off all rentals through February 11Weekly Rates: 26’ Paramount $1435 23’ Albury Bros $1155 22’ Boston Whaler $1050 20’ Albury/Hydra $1015 18’ Privateer $ 735 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Harbour Lodge Show featured locals and visitors A variety of art work and crafts was offered at the Art Show that the Hope Town Harbour Lodge hosts annually. The show had art that accommodated all pocketbooks. It was combined with a wine tasting provided by Bristol Wines and Spirits. and first showed his art at the Central Bank of The Bahamas Art Show in 1995. Since then his work has found its way to many parts of the world including Europe, Canada, USA, Bermuda and Jamaica. His beautiful acrylic on canvas paintings of Haitian scenes, of which he had many to choose from, are full of fine detail and vivid colours and were very reasonable priced. Joan Stuart was once a homeowner on Elbow Cay but now lives aboard her boat, The Conch Pearl. She trained at college in oceanography and art. Now that she has retired from her busy career as an oceanographic engineer, she has more time to devote to her second love art. Her work, Art Show From Page 1 being an oceanographer, of course, centres around sea life and ranges from original paintings and prints to Christmas cards, sea glass and shell key rings. The young artist Caitlynd Zimmer, whose art work last year was entirely of fish and other sea creatures, has recently branched out into fantasy painting. She was showing these new paintings, which are full of movement and colour, for the first time along with her line of jewelry. Marlee Mason, who is well known for her exquisite Silver Moon Designs jewelry, had many unusual pieces on display into which she incorporated sea glass and is now adding fresh water pearls. Two years Showing for the first time, Clark Constant had outstanding acrylics many of which are of his home country, Haiti. They were colorful and very detailed. The show had a variety of artwork and crafts and was an excellent opportunity to buy Christmas gifts. Although the number of artists and guests was down from previous years, everyone enjoyed the event. Please see Art Show Page 8

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 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 8 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 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 ago she branched out into oil painting and at this year’s show also exhibited a number of these paintings depicting island living and scenes around the Sea of Abaco. Kim Rody has added another dimension to her picture subjects this year. In addition to her paintings of large fish, which she is known for, she was showing her new more quirky paintings of scenes and people. One which drew much interest was George Wins Bingo at Cap’n Jacks. She has expanded her line of note cards to include a new Hope Town series. Kent LeBoutillier as usual had a lovely selection of mobile copper critters and other interesting items which include shells, driftwood and sea-glass on display. This year she had teamed up with John Stanley Francois to present their very comfortable ‘made to order’ hand cut Adirondack chairs. Tammy Cash can always be found with a booth next to her friend, Kent, and she also displays unique items created from her beachcombing finds. She makes festive Santas from shells, buoys and seed pods as well as pottery shard flower pots, clocks and other decorative items. Ann Schadt’s JIBart designs are varied and this year in addition to Art Show From Page 6 The comfortable relaxed atmosphere at the art show held on November 28 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge encouraged leisurely conversation.a diversity of bags, necklaces, glasses and iPod cases she had added a line of very attractive fringed ‘Junkanoo bags’ in a plethora of colours. Ann’s husband, Herman, was excited to have added a very bold and vivid Junkanoo picture to his usual line of Hope Town watercolours and prints this year. Brigitte Bowyer Carey has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the these islands which is evident in her wetonwet water colours painted in vibrant tropical colours. As usual she had a large selection from which to choose. Building model boats comes naturally to Bill Conty who lives on a Man-O-War boat built by Uncle Will Albury in 1958. He says that his own boat gives birth to his models which he makes in various sizes right up to ones which are actually used as tables. These beautiful models are made from mahogany and cypress. Sea glass pictures and ornaments began as a hobby for Mary Balzac a few years ago, and she has gradually been expanding on these items. Now she has also branched out into painting and this year produced a line of note cards which she had on display alongside the sea glass pieces. It was good to see the students of the Every Child Counts School with a booth at the show this year; they were missed last year. The young students did a good job of manning their stall very courteously and efficiently assisted by their teacher, Miss Amanda. The shell necklaces, bracelets, earrings, note cards and delightful Christmas tree angels all made by the students were very popular items with customers. Rounding out the list of exhibitors were Christine McCully with a variety of paintings and quirky hooks, Virginia Williams with her straw work and Hope Town ladies selling Friends of Abaco Animals’ calendars. A good selection of both red and white wines from New Zealand, California, Italy and Argentina were offered for tasting by Bristol Wines and Spirits and were also available for purchase. A huge array of delicious cheeses and crackers were there for the enjoyment of the patrons and they also were for sale. This is the first year that the wines and cheeses have been offered for sale and the cheeses especially were very popular. A variety of cocktail accoutrements such as wine markers, swizzle sticks and stem decorations were also for sale. The wine and cheese tasting as always added to the festive atmosphere and provided a nice opportunity for people to stop for a while and socialize. Hope T. 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Great views Call for Info EXCLUSIVE Bahama Palm Shores Section I Lot 100’ x 150’ Price $60,000 EXCLUSIVE For all your rental needs call Kim Sawyer 367-2655 / 367-3755Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearOne of the pleasures of the holiday season for many people is attending the open house events held in several Marsh Harbour businesses. This allows the shoppers to see the newest stock the shops have, get ideas for gifts and enjoy the ambiance of leisurely shopping while conversing with friends.Sand Dollar Shoppe offered wide variety By Jennifer Hudson Abaco Gold Sand Dollar Shoppe held Open House each Friday evening beginning on November 28th and continuing to December 20. The friendly, helpful staff were at the ready to assist shoppers with choices and offer information on their newest lines. A drawing was held at each Open House for two excellent prizes and everyone who entered the doors was eligible. First prize each time was a beautiful piece of jewelry and second prize was dinner for two at a local restaurant. On December 23 a drawing will be held for an exquisite pendant and pair of matching earrings. This final drawing is open to all who make any purchase at the store leading up to Christmas. The shop was brimming with lovely items from jewelry to ceramics and clothing, and many new and unusual products were to be seen. The Sand Dollar Shoppe carries a full line of precious gemstones and also semi-precious stones. It also carries two big lines of very affordable silver jewelry. Sterling Reputation is silver with a platinum finish “which has the look of platinum with a silver price tag,“ says Monica Higgs, Owner/Manager. The other silver line is sterling with painted enamel which is very colorful and eye catching. There Shoppers enjoy Open House events is also a wide range of Cubit Zirconium jewelry which looks just like precious diamonds but for a mere fraction of the price tag. The large centre display case showcases the Abaco Gold line which is the finest hand crafted 14K gold jewelry. There are over 500 nautical and sea life designs to choose from each made on site by ninth generation Abaconians. These prove to be very popular with the tourists in particular. Although there are so many incredible pieces to choose from, customers can have the jeweler create any piece in any design they desire and can imagine. There is also a lovely selection of conch pearl jewelry. Each pearl is appraised and purchased individually from local fishermen, then set into a unique piece of jewelry. Conch pearls can also be customized into jewelry of an individual’s choice. A new line of items such as bags of bath-salts, candles and pot pouri jars for aromatherapy and relaxation called Exotic Recovery smell absolutely tantalizing, look most attractive and make delightful accessories for the home. There is a large new line of turtles, porpoise and fish figurines carved from marble with colorations and markings which are extremely beautiful and unusual. Another new line of ceramic/poly resin finish figurines is very eye catching and colorful. The popular Fresh Produce and Guy Harvey clothing items are still very much in evidence and a new line has been added called Life is Good. This includes a variety of items such as clothing, mugs, picture frames, caps and the coziest socks you will ever find. A brand new shipment of jewelry arrived just in time for Christmas shopping and customers were offered a 30 percent saving on jewelry until Christmas Eve. Many other items were reduced such as beach bags 20 percent off and items on the bargain racks at the back of the store 50 percent off. Store owners are expecting their busiest nights to be right before Christmas as seems to be customary each year. Customers were able to sit on the porch lit by the traditional nativity scene and partake of refreshments and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Mangoes after enjoying browsing the store.Buds N’ Blooms expands in time for the Open House By Samantha V. Evans It is an annual tradition for the Christmas season to begin with special events and the open house at Buds n’ Blooms is one of those such events. Friday evening November 28th from 6-9 p.m. it held the open house at its new suite in Memorial Plaza. This was the first time that 10 percent discount was given off all items purchased on this night. Every year the colors of Christmas change and this year was no different. Besides the traditional red, gold, and green, brown has been added to this year’s color scheme. Butterfly arrangements are new this year along with ornaments in the shape of word pillows, candy arrangements, ice cream cones, cupcakes, and other fun treats. Candles, throw blankets and hand bags with Scripture verses also make good gifts. For those persons who like non-traditional tree toppers, glittered leaves are also available at the store in Open House events, popular in Marsh Harbour during this month, are a time when shoppers can see friends while browsing for gifts and home decorations. This group was in Buds n’ Blooms on November 28. Please see Open House Page 11

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Happy Holidays from Auskell Med SpaDecember SpecialsSwedish Massage one hour $70 Swedish Massage (with Scrub) $155 (Papaya/Milk) Swedish Massage with Scrub 1/2 hour $115 Stress Reliever with Body Scrub (Papaya/Milk/Honey Glo) $105 Foot Massage with Body Scrub one hour 15 min $90 Facial Massage, Hand and Foot 1/2 hour $50 Deep Tissue with Hydrotherapy 1/2 hour $70Queen Elizabeth Drive 242-367-0020 Fax: 242-367-3260 Mobile: 242-577-5155 various colors. Motivational wall plaques, sterling silver bracelets, and other unique gift items can also be purchased within. Buds n’ Blooms is pleased to announce its Christmas tree decorating service as well as other holiday decorating for homes and businesses. This service includes decorating Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, Christmas arrangements and more. The shop rents chairs, tables, and chair coverings for weddings and parties. Customers are encouraged to place their orders early for fresh Christmas centerpieces, boxwood trees, wreaths and fresh floral arrangements. Just in time for Christmas, the shop would like to introduce its fruit arrangements which make great gifts and are excellent for parties, new baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries or any other function or occasion. All orders must be placed three days in advance of any event. Coming in December, Casiah’s Candy Bar and Destiny’s Party Room will be opened to the public for business. The candy bar will specialize in bulk candy and chocolate, candy arrangements, gift items for children, novelty candy toys, and special occasion candy. The party rental room will be rented out for small parties, decorations and lots more. Persons interested in utilizing any of these services can contact the store at 367-2837.Palm Cottage held an Open HouseBy Jennifer Hudson Palm Cottage Furniture and Home Accessories Store and Wood You Furniture, located adjacent to each other on Don MacKay Boulevard, invited the community to an Open House on November 22. Mrs. Chana Albury, proprietor of Palm Cottage, was pleased with the turnout of customers who came to enjoy some wine, hors d’oeuvres and Christmas cheer while browsing amongst the many items the store has to offer. This year the “piece de resistance” was a Christmas tree decorated entirely with nauMen as well as women appreciate Open House events so they can buy gifts easily. The shop keepers are very helpful and frequently can make suggestions that will assist the shoppers in their selections. Open House From Page 10Shopping is made easy at an Open Housetical ornaments, shells and sea glass garlands. It was much admired and many of the ornaments went home with customers to spend Christmas on the trees of homes in and around Marsh Harbour. An assortment of very nice quality Santas, elves and gingerbread people which were also for sale gave the store a festive atmosphere. As usual the store was resplendent with a large variety of attractively upholstered couches, love seats and chairs as well as hand painted tables and chests, rugs, cushions, baskets, pictures, lamps and novelties. There were many unusual items to be found especially nautical items, wood carvings, ceramics, glass, metal sculptures and some quirky wall signs for inside or outside the home. Mrs. Albury continues to look for top Please see Open House Page 22

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Leeward Yacht Club is a Key West themed community Consisting of 23 luxury single family homes Located on Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco. Each home re ß ects the historical charm and attention to detail of early New Plymouth and its sister city of Key West. Leeward Yacht Club also o ers a 28-slip marina with fresh water and electric service 30/50/100 amps. Come take a tour of Green Turtle Cay’s newest development and experience what “Life on the Lee Side” is all about! Home prices starting from $1 million.Call us at: 242-365-4111(o ce) 242-354-4162 (fax) 242-577-4111 (cell)e-mail: dap@caststeelproducts.com • info@leewardyachtclub.com Visit our website: www.leewardyachtclub.com VHF Channel 16Leeward Yacht Club North Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellChristmas in the parkThe Treasure Cay Town Committee in conjunction with the North Abaco District Council will host Christmas in the Park on December 22nd beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s event will feature the Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and the Pop Band and the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who is also Member of Parliament for North Abaco. The event will include a Christmas carol service and activities for the children. There will be surprises and prizes for the children. The highlight of the evening will be the lighting of the Christmas tree. This event will be at the Don Corbett Basketball Court in Treasure Cay. The Committee is inviting the public to join the festivities as they ring in the yuletide season.Local Government newsThe North Abaco District Council continues to work to improve the communities it has responsibilities for. The Council is actively trying to provide wholesome activities and assistance in the community in any possible way. Among the latest contribution by the district was a donation to the Treasure Cay Emergency Services. The Council presented a cheque for $600 to help defray the expenses that they are encountering to complete the building. The Council is very grateful for the services that are being provided to the northern part of the island. The emergency services have played an active support role and for this the committee is appreciative. The family park and recreational area project on the north end of Treasure Cay Beach is near completion. To date the pavilion of the structure is ready for the roof to go on. However, work to the project has ceased until after the holidays. When work commences, the roof will be constructed and the project will be a step closer to completion. Santa Claus is coming to townYou better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. On December 25th at 9 p.m. Santa will land in Treasure Cay. The public is invited to meet Santa at the Tipsy Seagull in Treasure Cay to collect goodies and take photos with Santa. This tradition began over 25 years ago and has continued ever since. Santa is brought to Treasure Cay North Abaco News S.C. Bootle High School held a combined Thanksgiving service and awards ceremony. The students and staff collected food for the needy in North Abaco and brought it to the service. Boxes of food can be seen in this photo. Please see North Page 13 This is the plan of the recreational park that is under construction at the north end of Treasure Cay beach. The middle of the picture shows a large pavilion with nine cabanas. Back from the beach is a restroom block. The park will have volleyball and tennis courts. Two playgrounds will provide recreation for the younger crowd. Most of the buildings are now underway and a large parking lot is already paved. This will be a place for all North Abaco residents to gather. It is being made possible by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. Last year each member of Parliament was allocated $100,000 to be spent in his constituency. Mr. Ingraham felt that North Abaco would benefit from a park. More facilities will be added with his allocation for this year.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 The Love Shack 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath ocean front estate situated on 2 100-foot wide lots. Stunning views from every room. $1,850,000 Villa 605 2 bed 2 bath fully furnished in BVOA area. Decorated with lovely collection of local art work. $489,900 Seascape , 3 Bed, 3 Bath ocean front home on extra wide Windward Beach home site. Garage and new furniture. $1,620,000 MarinerÂ’s Cove 1509, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, direct harbour view in desirable 1500 building. Fully furnished, includes garage. $320,000 Royal Palm 2311, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina front condo, fully furnished with boat slip. Tropical decor. $495,000 NEW PRICE HelenÂ’s Point , Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 Bed, 3 Bath Home, Sea of Abaco views. $1,560,000 MarinerÂ’s Cove 1510, Town House, 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath, professionally decorated on beautiful marina view. $315,000 Royal Palm 2338, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo with boat slip on Treasure Cay World Class Marina. $575,000 Large canal front home site already cleared on Galleon Bay Rd with dock and power. Excellent views across Treasure Cay Marina. $475,000 NEW PRICE. Shelly House , lovely fully furnished 3 Bed, 3 Bath home on private area of Brigantine Bay canal with dock and boat lift. $950,000 Sunny Side , 2 Bed, 2 Bath modern home across from our world famous Treasure Cay beach, next to green way access. $799,000 Royal Palm 2301, 2 Bed, 2 Bath newly renovated condo with boat slip and storage locker. $579,000 Bahama Beach Club 2008, 3 Bed, 2 Bath fully furnished, spacious condo in beautiful resort with pools, jacuzzi and restaurant. $829,000 Beach Villa 648 Recently renovated 2 Bed, 2 Bath with newly enlarged living/dining area. $495,000 NEW LISTING Royal Palm 2317 Downstairs 2 Bed, 2 Bath Marina condo with boatslip. Good rental history. $540,000 NEW LISTING Lots 1 & 2 Block 192 Adjacent to large greenway overlooking Brigantine Bay . Great views for homesite. $159,000 UNDER CONTRACT by the Treasure Cay Property Owners Association. The property owners wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Second Homeowners Make DonationFormer Senior Medical Attendant at the Corbett Medical Centre, Dr. Ron Wilson, and his wife, Mrs. Jackie Wilson, who are second homeowners in Treasure Cay, graciously donated a variety of balls to the Physical Education Department of S.C. Bootle High School recently. The balls were enthusiastically received and will aid greatly in the athletic programs at the school. The school thanks the Wilsons for their kind donation. Business newsHeavenly Manna is openedThe newest restaurant in Treasure Cay, the Heavenly Manna, is open and serving an international cuisine from around the world including Jamaican, American and Italian dishes along with Bahamian dishes. The restaurant hosted its grand opening on December 6th. The evening was filled with fun and excitement as the owner cut the ribbon to officially open the restaurant. Those in attendance were treated to scrumptious delights. A prayer of blessing was uttered for the establishment. The operating hours are Monday and Wednesday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch daily and dinner only on the weekend. An invitation is extended to the public to feast on one of the many available scrumptious specials. Heavenly Manna is located in the Brent Lowe Plaza in Treasure Cay.School NewsTreasure Cay Primary celebrates ThanksgivingThe staff and students of the Treasure Cay Primary School celebrated Thanksgiving in grand style. With an attitude of appreciation firstly to God for all the blessings He bestowed upon them, then to friends who have faithfully supported the school, the children performed songs, dances, recitations and special readings. The celebration was a grand success and those in attendance enjoyed the show. Awards celebration The CooperÂ’s Town Primary School awarded the students in grades two through six for their hard work and accomplishment over the school year 2007-2008. The students were treated to an inspiring message to strive for excellence by the guardian counselor of the Sherlin Bootle School, Rashida Murray. They were encouraged to keep climbing the ladder for good success. Parents and well wishers gathered for the celebration and cheered the children on as they received their awards. Congratulations to the students of CooperÂ’s Town Primary for a job well done. More North Abaco News North From Page 12 Please see North Page 14 Many students of S.C. Bootle High School were recognized for their outstanding academic records at an awards ceremony. These trophies were donated by Treasure Cay Resort Ltd., a donation that is made annually.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 More North Abaco News Sherlin Bootle celebrated its Awards Day and Thanksgiving ServiceS.C. Bootle celebrated its Awards Day and Thanksgiving Service on November 28. This was done in the spirit of giving and receiving. Students who performed well for the academic year 2007-2008 in the different subject areas were presented with trophies and plaques. High flyers were rewarded for GPAÂ’s over 3.5. Students who worked hard were, indeed, very happy to be recognized and rewarded . This was evident by the many smiles. Guest speaker for the occasion was North From Page 13 Pastor Cedric Bullard from Revival Time Pentecostal Church in CooperÂ’s Town. He related some of his own experiences when he was a child. He encouraged the students to follow their dreams but most of all to put God first. For those students who did not receive awards, he told them to work harder and be a leader and not a follower. To those who performed well, he said to continue working hard. Treasure Cay Ltd. is the sponsor for this event and the S.C. Bootle family is very grateful for this kind gesture. The special guests included Mr. Theophilus Cox, Administrator for North Abaco, and Ms. Paula Morley and Mr. Eric Collie, representatives for Treasure Cay Ltd. Math teacher, Mr. Rudolph Kawalram, presented his BJC students with cash prizes for their extraordinary effort in the BJC math exams last year. The students of S.C. Bootle demonstrated what it means to care by donating food items to be presented to the Anglican Church in Black Wood for distribution. Although faced with trying times, the students gave willingly during this Thanksgiving season. Report Card Day National Report Card is December 18th. Principals are urging parents to collect their childrenÂ’s report cards. It is also a time that parents can meet with their childrenÂ’s teachers to find out their work habits and progress. Teachers are encouraging parents to visit the school more frequently and check on their children. Report cards can be collected between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.Church NewsChristmas Productions NoticeChurches and civic organizations throughout North Abaco will host programs and productions celebrating the holidays. On December 25th the Church of God in CooperÂ’s Town will host its annual Christmas production. The show will feature songs, dances and skits. On December 28th the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Treasure Cay will host its annual Christmas production. This yearÂ’s production will feature dances, skits, recitals and a grand finale dramatization of a play that will make you laugh, cry and want to see it over and over again. Beloved Pastor Dies Pastor Cecil Forbes, Senior Associate Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay and District Presbyter for the Abaco District of the Assemblies of God Churches, passed away. Pastor Forbes had a tragic fall at Camp Abaco during the district day celebrations on October 13 and had to be airlifted to Nassau for further medical attention. He was hospitalized and underwent surgeries. Following the surgeries his healing process was coming along fine. Just a few days before he was to be released from the hospital, the community of Treasure Cay was saddened to learn that he had passed away. Pastor Forbes was a man of integrity, loyalty and character. He was one who no matter what your disposition in life he always gave a ray of hope and showed that he believed in you. He was a loving and gentle man who did anything in his power to assist people in their time of need. He was a caring and faithful man who stood for righteousness and believed in fairness. He had a heart of gold and impacted many lives. His funeral service was held at the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay and hundreds of people came from near and far to pay their final respect to him. Many spoke with kind words about the impact he had on their lives and the difference he had made. One thing that remained the same in all of the testimonies was that he was an irreplaceable man who has left a void that cannot be filled. A genuine man who did not just preach but practiced what he preached. The community of Treasure Cay Please see North Page 15 Dr. and Mrs. Ron Wilson, long time residents of Treasure Cay and a practicing doctor until his recent retirement, donated many balls to the physical education department of S.C. Bootle High School. The Wilsons are pictured with students and a staff member of the school.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 '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 appliancesand North Abaco at large has lost a great man, a fighter, a man of valor, a father to many, a friend and an example of true godly living. The community expresses their heartfelt sympathy to the Forbes family as they go through this hour of bereavement.Service of AppreciationIn an effort to give roses while Bishop Wright is alive, the congregation of Revival Time Pentecostal Church hosted a service of appreciation for the general overseer of that body. The service was held on November 30th at the church in Cooper’s Town. People from all walks of life and all denominations joined the host church to honor a man whose contribution to the gospel is priceless. For many years Bishop Wright traveled the streets of Abaco to carry the gospel. He founded the church more than 25 years ago and served as Senior Pastor ever since. Recently he passed the pastoral baton on to Pastor Cedric Bullard, who is the grandson of the late Jeffery Cox, co-founder. His life and work have produced many fruits and for this he was honored. Men of the clergy of all denominations spoke sincere words of the impact that he has had on their lives and encouraged him. The appreciation service climaxed a week of services. The community of North Abaco joins the family of Revival Time Pentecostal in extending gratitude to Bishop Henry Wright for his work. Baptist Fun DayThe Baptist churches throughout North Abaco held a fun day for the youth on November 29th. The fun day was held at the Don Corbett Basketball Court. There were lots of activities to participate in, lots of food, music and fun. The fun day was used as to unite the group, a time of fellowship and fun. Those who attended enjoyed the event and are certainly looking forward to the next one.People in the newsWedding BellsOn November 14th Ms. Elizabeth Huyler and Mr. Jamal McDonald exchanged vows at the Revival Time Pentecostal Church in a ceremony officiated by Rev. George Rolle. Many people gathered to celebrate with the couple. A garden evening reception was hosted following the ceremony at the couple’s residence in Cooper’s Town. Ms. Desiree Lowe and Mr. Algereo Edgecombe will pledge their love to each other on December 13 with a garden reception following at the home of the bride’s parents. Ms. Lowe is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Lowe of Treasure Cay and Mr. Edgecombe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Edgecombe of Cooper’s Town. The community of North Abaco congratulates both couples on the start of their lives together.Tragic accident takes a lifeAn accident that occurred on the Sherlin Bootle Highway near the settlement of Cedar Harbour on November 28th claimed the life of Felecia Laura Pritchard, 21, and left another fighting for his life. Happily, the victim that was hospitalized is now released but is still under doctor’s watch. The community of North Abaco extends sympathy to the family of the deceased. It North From Page 14 More North Abaco News Please see North Page 24 Hints for Helping Our EnvironmentVehicle ConservationRegular tune-ups, clean Þ lters and proper tire pressure will increase a car’s gas mileage. A poorly tuned engine can consume 3 9 percent more gas.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 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 k 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 Imagine waking to the sound of the ocean, strolling for shells on your pristine beach, watching the most spectacular sunrise imaginable come out of the clear blue Atlantic. Your boat is berthed at the resort a few steps away and you are only 10 minutes by golf cart or boat from historic Hope Town. This 8432 sq. ft. beachfront lot is just perfectly located for building your second home or rental cottage. BSD$210,000RICKY SWEETINGERA Dupuch Real Estate, Hope Town, Abaco PH: (242) 366 0193 • Fax: (242) 366 0214 • Cell: (242) 577 0254 ricky@erabahamas.com • www.erabahamas.com Listing #13943 By Samantha V. Evans The 11th annual Toys for Tots was held on December 6th across from Memorial Plaza. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club organizes this event to raise funds for this worthy cause every year. The group, made up of local Abaconians, is proud to bring joy to the lives of so many kids across this island. With the help of local churches and local government, toys are distributed from Grand Cay to Moore’s Island. The group plans to distribute 750 to 800 toys this year which will total approximately $9,000. The money for the toys will come from monetary donations and toys from the community, fund raisers like this one and from donations by the members. Toy boxes were strategically placed in banks to alCotton candy was a popular snack at the Toys for Tots mini fair held in Marsh Harbour on December 6. The fair was raising money to buy toys for less fortunate chilren on Abaco. The Scurvy Few hopes to distribute 750 to 800 toys. The members will work with church leaders and local government officials in each community for the distribution of the gifts. Scurvy Few collects Toys for Totslow residents to purchase and drop off toys they would like to give to help them meet their quota of gifts. This year the group introduced donation cans which can be seen at business places primarily in Central Abaco to collect additional funds. At the Toys for Tots fund raiser, a day of games, activities and food was planned for the entire family to enjoy. The kids were able to have their picture taken with Santa, get their face painted, enjoy the bouncing castle and eat delicious food including hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, conch fritters, and beverages. Midday about a dozen Scurvy Few members rode the streets of Abaco on their motorcycles ending at the site led by a fire engine. It was exciting for the kids to see the fire truck and so many motorcycles all at once. To make the day even more exciting, three bicycles were raffled off to make three kids very happy this Christmas. The raffle was held at 5 p.m. and the lucky kids were Erwin from Dundas Town, Dakota Albury and Mariah Long, both from Marsh Harbour. This girl was very proud of her lion face.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 CLUB CAR | CARRYALL | STIHL | STONE | PORTER CABLE | DEWALT | TORO | BRIGGS & STRATTON | GENERAC | TRADEWINDS CHRISTMAS SALE15% OFFSELECTED ITEMS Engine of Life Wolf 125 Jet 100Jet 125100cc Engine Automatic 1.6 gal. Tank 125cc Engine Manual 3 gal. Tank 125cc Engine Automatic 1.6 gal. Tank Life time. Life needs. Life style. SYM engine of life. We apply our engineering know-how to real life contexts, bringing to market superior motor vehicles that deliver on the promise and experience of: durability for a life time, mobility for life needs, and anity for life styles. ELITE Series 2200 psiPressure Washer OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT CLEANING TRIMMING CUTTING MS180 14ÂŽ Chainsaw HS45 24ÂŽ Hedge Trimmer BG45 Gas Blower FS45 Weed Trimmer Tel: 242-367-2849 FS55 Weed Trimmer

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 577-0550 ABACO’S NEWEST SOD FARMCall for Details Fax: 367-2424 a b a c o w a t e r f r o n t p r o p e r t i e s A Sandra Evans Company Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242.367.0365 Cel: 242.577.0347Beachfront • Dockage • Condos • Islands • RentalsBill Thorndycraft, BRISandra Evans, BRI, CRB, CRS, CIPSLittle Abaco 17+ > acres creek to marls. US$198,000 Perfect starter home > site with beach access. B$25,000 Mixed use corner > lot on busy street. B$79,000 < Popular motel right in heart of tourist area. B$649,000www.AbacoWaterfrontProperties.comABACO INVESTMENTS < Hill top home site with water view and well B$30,000 News of the Cays Man of War Arts and Crafts Show By Mirella Santillo There were objects for everyone’s taste at the third annual Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show that took place on December 6th, the perfect time for people looking for Christmas presents. Approximately 20 vendors had gathered next to the playground to sell cookies, candies, cakes, some to eat on the spot, some in gift containers, cooked food, home made ice cream and, of course, many handcrafted items, a lot of them made of wood, the specialty of Man-O-War. The ladies displayed their wares on tables set in the middle of the tents while the men were on the outskirts. After a necessary stop at the food tables, working your way around the tents, you would have stopped at Mrs. Mandy Sands to perhaps buy one or more of the many Androsia fabric items she had created, such as place mats, purses, tot bags, aprons and cushions. Next, the native seascapes of Ms. Sonya Albury attracted your attention as well as the clay turtles or star fish pendants, brightly decorated, hanging on a contrasting ribbon, the perfect present for a young girl. And you could not help but stop at Mrs. Crissy Eldon’s display of jewelry or on a more practical note you might have found something useful at the next stand where wooden hotplates, towel holders, small boxes and driftwood picture frames were displayed. More decorated frames and mirrors, more glass beads jewelry awaited you on the opposite side of the tent. Then there were hundreds of Christmas ornaments, all made of various shells and decorated in the season’s spirit by Mrs. Netica Roberts. Near the entrance was Ms. Tuppy Weatherford’s artistic photographs of local flora and fauna. The woodwork was exquisitely handcrafted. From the multi-drawer wooden boxes, reminding one of the Art-Deco period, of Mr. Ricky Sweeting, Jr. and the wooden salad bowls and miniature vases of his father Mr Ricky Sweeting Sr, polished to a mirror shine to the wooden pens of Mr Philip Sands or the boat models of Mr Andy Albury, all were a delight to the Jewelry was a popular item offered for sale at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show. Attractively displayed items were very appealing to the shoppers. About 20 artisans displayed their work at the Man-O-War Arts and Crafts Show held on December 6. Many of the items were wood craft, a tradition of the community. Along with the artwork, others offered enticing food, another area that Man-O-War excels in. The crowds came from many communities to browse and Christmas shop. Please see Cays Page 21

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 . NowSelling... 3&4Bedroom LuxuryCondominiums Treasure Cay,Abaco,Bahamas www.BahamaBeachClub.com Phone:242-365-8500 (7days)Craig@bahamabeachclub.com BestBeach intheCaribbeanŽCaribbeanTravel&Life €1,645square feet (MOL)€TwoFreshwater Pools&Spa€Resort Bar&Grill€Designer Interiors Available€Optional DetachedGarages€Local Bank Financing€TerrificRental Income€Models Open Daily From $907,500plusclosingcosts Broker Participation Invited 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 More News of the Cays Kids of Small World Learning Center in Man-O-War Cay delivered cookies and sang carols to the elderly and shut-in folks on the island. Everyone had great time and the group looks forward to doing this again. Small World Learning Center is a Christian preschool that is in its 9th year of operation. Some of its first students are now in high school. eyes. Further away children’s furniture held drift wood lamps and a rocking camel was ready for its rider. Many went on the morning ferry but not many left without a shopping bag in their hands. The weather had cooperated; it was sunny and mild, the perfect day to browse and enjoy the socializing that accompanies these functions. If you missed the event, there will be another one in spring. The organizers, Mrs Mandy Sands, Ms. Sonya Albury, Mrs. Crissy Eldon and Mrs. Netica Roberts, are already planning the next show that will take place in April during the first Man-O-War’s Heritage Festival. Cays From Page 20Scotland Cay donates to MOW schoolForty-two families on Scotland Cay have put together over $10,000 in private funds that they donated to the Man-O-War Primary School on December 12th. In addition to the cash donation one resident is donating a new recliner to be use as a prize for the annual Flea Market that the Man-OWar School holds in February. While some residents have decided to donate school and office supplies to the Man-O-War-O-War School, others are putting together donations for the annual flea market event. These gestures by the Scotland Cay homeowners are greatly appreciated.Hope TownNew tour business opensResidents and visitors will soon have a new option for exploring the beauty that Abaco has to offer. Abaco Eco, a new eco-tourism business, is opening with a focus on kayak rentals and tours. The business will be based in Hope Town and will offer tours of the Elbow Cay area with plans to expand to Marsh Harbour in the future. The choice of name is not accidental. The word ‘eco’ emphasizes their goals for the business: education, conservation and observation. “We believe that it is important to acknowledge the importance and beauty of the environment. The Bahamas offers a unique outdoor experience, and we hope to share the natural beauty that is Abaco with visitors and residents,” says owner Justin Higgs.“There’s more to mangrove creeks than most people realize. We plan for all of our tours to educate people about these areas and the animals living there, and to offer them the opportunity to observe the local wildlife in their natural habitat. Please see Cays Page 22

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Selected Imported Produce Always Fresh • Excellent Quality You can’t beat our prices FRUIT & VEGETABLE SALES Having a party? Fruit & Vegetable plattersAll sizes • Reasonably priced Tel: 242.367.4337Open Monday Saturday 9 am 5 pm Marsh Harbour behind Pine Woods Nursery Are you interested in Organic Fruits and Vegetables? Shipments weekly. If it does not satisfy you, ask. We will do our best to get what you want.A great place to shop for all your Home Grown Fruits & Vegetables Hopefully, out of that experience an interest in conservation will increase.”The kayaks are designed for two people but can be paddled by an experienced person solo. Current tours and rentals offered include exploring White Sound, paddling from White Sound north or south along Elbow Cay or a historic tour of Hope Town harbour. For the more experienced kayakers, calm days offer the opportunity to visit a portion of the Abaco barrier reef, the second longest in the Bahamas. You can cruise along the beaches of Hope Town stopping at a secluded spot, or take your snorkel gear with you and jump over to take a closer look at the coral and fish just below you. You can contact Abaco Eco at abacoeco@yahoo.com, www.abacoeco.com or call 366-0398 or 475-9616. We thank our advertisers for their support during this past year. Some have been advertising with us since we began in 1993.We wish all our readers a very healthy, happy New Year. THE EXTERMINATORSLIMITEDMarsh Harbour, AbacoTent Fumigation • Pest Control Soil Treatment45 Years ExperienceTony Kemp • Tel: 367-3021 quality furniture and exceptional home accessories and likes to find things which are different to keep it fresh. Some of the new items she is bringing in are a five-piece recliner theatre set for a media room and kiddie couches and love seats. All red and green Christmas decorations and ornaments are on sale plus two shelves of items and a variety of hand painted vanities all at 50 percent off. “I keep two shelves of items at 50 percent off all year round,” stated Mrs. Albury. Mr. Billy Albury, proprietor of Wood You, is also always looking for new things so that he can keep his stock varied. The store, which is known for its very wide range of unfinished wood pieces for every room in the house, now also carries a few finished pieces, and items can also be specially ordered. One of his new pieces is a three-way crib which begins its life as a baby crib, then converts to a toddler bed, then a regular twin bed. Many people may not know that Wood You has a website which opens up access to the entire range of products manufactured by Wood You so that customers are not limited to what they see in the Abaco store. Furniture pieces can be selected from the website and then ordered in the Marsh Harbour shop. Open House From Page 11 Cays From Page 21 A new tour company, Abaco Eco, offers tours on kayaks. This is a good way to appreciate the beauty of Abaco. More News of the CaysBy Mirella Santillo The Abaco School Sports Association sponsored an inter-schools volleyball championship which ended on November 29th with games between the finalists Agape Christian School and S.C. Bootle High School. St Francis de Sales was also in the league but did not participate in the competition because of exams. The finals took place at Ocean View Park. The students, all under 20, had practiced the previous night by playing in a jamboree with some local women’s teams. The Dolphins of S.C. Bootle won the Senior Girls’ Division while the Senior Boys’ Division’s victory went to the Senior Boys of Agape Christian School. Trophies will be awarded at a later date. Volleyball is seeing a return of popularity. In October two women’s teams started playing each weekend, the Spikers, a group of Murphy Town ladies coached by Randy Davis, a BTC employee, and the Divas composed of ladies from Cherokee, Spring City and Treasure Cay coached by Insp. Poitier. Games take place Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoon either at Ocean View Park or at Abaco Central High School. There will be a short break for the holidays, but games will resume at the beginning of the year.S.C. Bootle won the Volleyball Championship

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 By Mirella Santillo In spite of the chilly weather, a small group of local bird watchers left Marsh Harbour before dawn in the morning of November 22nd on a bird watching expedition. The ferry of the BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club carried them to Great Guana Cay where they observed and recorded how many different species of birds, especially migrants, could be seen on that part of the cay surrounding the resort. Ms. Shanishka Bain, an environmentalist, and Mr. Ricky Johnson, an eco-tour guide, both employees of BakerÂ’s Bay, Bird Watching at BakerÂ’s Bayorganized the trip with Dr. Livingston Marshall and were escorts for the morning. The wind and the cold did not prevent the feathered creatures from showing themselves and 27 species were observed within a few hours. A few Royal Terns and several Rudy Turn-Stones were spotted immediately upon setting foot on the docks. A bus transported the bird watchers to the north of the island to the targeted area and during the journey more species were spotted. The first stop was the nursery grounds which proved to be a great observation area as a multitude of different species could be seen fluttering from pot to pot and in the surrounding trees in search of food. Next was a coppice inhabited by the usual species Cat Birds, Red-legged Thrushes, White Crown Pigeons and many Cuban Emerald Humming Birds. A little Blue Grey Fly-Catcher was spotted as well as a couple of Oven Birds and a colorful Cape May Warbler. The highlight of the morning, however, was a quick glimpse of a beautiful, but shy Key West Dove that darted in the bushes . Back on the dock for the return trip, two species of gulls had joined the other birds on the dock pilings and a Kingfisher was diving for his meals. Altogether over 70 birds were sighted. A group of bird watchers spent a morning at BakerÂ’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club to record the number of species they saw. They were surprised at the number they found. They were hosted by Ms. Shanishka Bain and Mr. Ricky Johnson, both employees of BakerÂ’s Bay.DonÂ’t Drink and Drive

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Chris Smith Manager Gail Kingsley Board PresidentLee Edwards Board SecretaryRichard Kreiger DirectorFrancis Kingsley TreasurerDan West DirectorHelma Curtiss DirectorThank thePeople of Marsh Harbour for their gracious Hospitality. Felicia Pritchard is our hope that God will continue to sustain you during this time. The funeral service for Felicia Latara Pritchard was held on December 13 at End Time Harvest Church in Crown Haven. She is survived by her daughters Livia Brown and Marcie Moxey; father Michael Ned Pritchard Sr.; adopted mother Gwendolyn Bain; stepmother Vivenne Pritchard; sisters Alicia and Catherine Martin, Madea Williams, Makenna North From Page 15 and Makayla Pritchard, Fenicia Cornish, Suzette, Molly, Ingrid and Ericka Bain; brothers David Johnson, Rondenero, Serrano and Michael Pritchard Jr., Stephen Clarke, Leonard Whyms, Osmond Munnings, Clarence and Frederick Bain; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends.Little AbacoCo-op holds training workshopBy Cleola Pinder On December 6th the North Abaco Cooperative Society Ltd. held a workshop for its members in Crown Heaven at the New Revival Time Youth Hall. In attendance was Mr. Oscar Spencer of the InterDevelopment Bank and Dr. Marikis Alverez of ICCA. This Cooperative is a multipurpose Cooperative registered since July 18, 1997. Little Abaco is a fishing community in the North and therefore their focus has been more on the fishing industry. There are 60 active members of which 40 are fisherman and eight are women. The international group is assisting the Cooperative by providing technical support training and funding to expand the Cooperative so we can operate a marine shop, generating economic activity in the Northern end of Abaco. The meeting is the first of many. Officers of the Cooperative are as follows: Leon O. Pinder President, Burnell Parker Vice-President, Charlie Mills Treasurer, Daniel Curry Assistant Treasurer, Wilfred Curry Secretary, and Cleola A. Pinder Director. More North Abaco News Members of the North Abaco Cooperative Society Ltd. attended a seminar that featured two consultants, Mr. Oscar Spencer of the InterDevelopment Bank and Dr. Marikis Alverez of ICCA. The North Abaco Cooperative will be receiving funding that will allow the members to build a marine shop. The foudation has been started. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center • Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 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 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales 1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 Steve Dodge, a second homeowner on Elbow Cay, celebrated 20 years of publishing the Cruising Guide to Abaco, updating it annually. He held a book signing at Sea Spray Resort on November 27. He taught history at Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois, until he retired recently. He is assisted in producing the Guide by his wife Marjorie and sons Jon and Jeff. After much research, Steve wrote a history of Abaco, “Abaco The History of an Out Island and Its Cays.” He has since brought out a Second Edition. Abaco Cruising Guide celebrates 20 years 1 Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Marsh Harbour administrative office and the Marsh Harbour power station/stores offices (including all bathrooms and kitchens). Services will be required from Monday Friday for the administrative office and from Sunday thru Friday for the Marsh Harbour power station. 2. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Green Turtle Cay office. Services will be required two (2) days per week Tuesday and Thursday. 3. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and up-keep of the Green Turtle Cay power station. 4. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Guana Cay sub station including Orchid Bay. 5. Proposals are requested for the cleaning, landscaping and upkeep of the following Bahamas Electricity Corporation stations/substations: Crossing Rocks sub station, Cherokee Sound, Winding Bay, Bahama Palm Shores, Casuarina Point, U.P.S. (opposite Island Breezes), Public Works Department (PWD) location, Murphy/Dundas Town (across from Grace Baptist Church), Leisure Lee sub station, Treasure Cay power station & sub station, Green Turtle Cay sub station (ferry dock location), Marsh Harbour gov’ dock, Marsh Harbour stores compound, the Fox Town station & the Marsh Harbour power station. 6. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Treasure Cay office. Services will be required five (5) days per week Monday Friday 7. Proposals are requested for a cleaning contract for the B.E.C. Hope Town office and light landscaping and cleaning of the B.E.C. Hope Town grounds. Services will be required one (1) day per week (Wednesday) and twice per month for light landscaping and cleaning of the grounds. 8. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Man-O-War Cay sub station & the old power station site. 9. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Moores Island power station. 10. Proposals are requested for the landscaping, cleaning and upkeep of the Sandy Point power station. Interested persons should present a monthly cost in writing for optimum upkeep of the premises, accompanied by a valid business license and proof of citizenship in a sealed envelope with the word “tender” clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Bids should be sent to B.E.C. Marsh Harbour, Abaco to the attention of: Mr. Wenzel R. Jones, Manager, B.E.C. Abaco on or before January 9, 2010. The corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Abaco OperationsInvitation for Proposals 2009 2010 Abaco Beach Resort held craft class for studentsAbaco Beach Resort offered craft classes to young people. Bekeva Taylor, Activities Supervisor, organized the activities as part of the outreach program of the resort.

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 DEALERFriendly and ProfessionalPrinting Services NCR Forms Brochures Certi Þ cates Envelopes Flyers Labels Menus Letterheads Raf ß e tickets Business Cards Laminations up to 27 inches Full color printing Christmas cards Wedding programs and invitations Imprinting and much more We now offer a full line ofPROMOTION AND ADVERTISING SPECIALTIESPENS CAPS KEYCHAINS MAGNETS CALENDARS BOTTLES BAGS CUPS Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 By J.F. Hedden The ongoing concern over landscape and environmental degradation has really come to a head over the last month, and of major interest are the perceived threats of mega dollar development projects, creek system degradation, the creation of aesthetic deserts on the highway hilltops, the new landfill, roadside garbage, visual pollution in the settlements, the location of the planned BEC generating plant, and, of course, the sewage disposal system for the new Spring City subdivision. Other issues that may not be so highly visual but are equally important include the loss of public lands and public access, air quality in the Marsh Harbour area, the increased level of crime, the economic slow down and job losses, future growth, the price of crawfish on the international market, and, of course, public perception of local and central government. To add to this state of affairs, extremes of opinions and polarisation have become the norm in our modern society. It seems as if the majority now takes a stand on issues and refuses to give ear to alternative views, suggestions and ideas. This is especially happening in politics where elected members of the House of Assembly are busy criticising plans and decisions put forward across the floor, where rather they should be working in concert to solve the very serious times the country is starting to go through. Blaming one party or the other achieves little except the frustration of the voting public. The trade unions are also at loggerheads with their membership, the government and, even worse, their own management teams. It would certainly appear to me that the economic situation has left the whole country short, and nobody seems to know where the funds have gone. So why not ? blame somebody else! In addition, we have implications of government corruption and bribery in our two most prominent public service departments, customs and immigration. The police and defence forces have been under fire for many years, and now they must be relieved to have a break. Yet the general public has known these things for years. Why now does it all come to light? Again we see public infrastructure falling apart around our ears. Public roads are quickly becoming a disgrace, and the red rings around the potholes are overtaking the black top. The Bahamas Telecommunications Company is boasting of its new efficient GSM network that has solved all of the problems of dropped calls and poor connections. Yet I still am unable to use my mobile at home,or in many areas throughout Abaco. BEC limps along languidly, linesmen and employees always friendly and helpful, but for some reason engineering seems to be unable to provide Hope Town and Elbow Cay with reliable power and a semi continuous service. Religious establishments seem to be strangely quiet over the state of the economy and the earnings, or lack, of faith sisters and brothers. Perhaps they don’t need to because these shepherds, as good herdsmen do, must be selling off their luxury assets and welcoming the flock into their own abode for succour and warmth. After all, Christianity is a faith of sharing, from the fish to the thousands, and the talents we all have buried. As my only friend advises, “Please don’t stop the carnival.” However……. Loss of public lands has the potential of becoming a major factor for future generations of Bahamians, as private lands and properties along the eastern seaboard of Abaco become more attractive for development. As we all know, the private lands are found along the coastline where the high value real estate in The Bahamas is also found. However, the only highway going south from Marsh Harbour runs through the centre of the island’s land mass, having been so placed for ease of transportation of harvested trees to the shipping point of Snake Cay. Feeder, or reservation, tracks run east and west towards the coast from this main artery and naturally approach the private property of the Atlantic coastline. Historically, these have been used for coastal access, often with footpaths assisting the final journey to the beaches and bays at the waterside of the freehold properties. Unfortunately, it seems as development takes place each property feels the need for its own personal access route to the main road of the island. The result is that a plethora of spaghetti tracks are beginning to appear along the highway, servicing the properties to the east. It must be understood that each road uses several acres of public property to access a private development, and also the forest is slowly becoming broken up into distinct parcels, so losing its contiguity. As this continues, the forest will become a maze of capillaries, and the average Bahamian will become the loser, as usual. I would suggest that as part of the developmental planning for Abaco programme the government of The Bahamas include several items for zoning. Firstly, access roads to private lands be approved for highway distances of a minimum of three to five miles, and any property utilising these access roads will be obliged to place north/south access along their own boundaries. Apart from anything else this will limit the entrance of traffic to the highway system all along its length and so provide a safety boon. Secondly, all coastal lands be examined carefully, and portions of the coastline be designated as ecologically sensitive, and thus limited as to the type of development that will be approved for that section. Enough already.Many of Abaco’s problems are not being resolved

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 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 Property for Sale Beachfront LotEast side overlooking Tahiti Beach 130 ft. x 300 ft. • Electric • Dock slip Price $525,000 Check out Patti’s blog at www.todayinabaco.comMark & Patti Gonsalves Lubbers Quarters, Abaco 321.821.9414 leave message 242.577.0148 Bahama cell www.watercolourscottages.com www.cruiseabaco.comLubbers QuartersColdwell Banker expands to Treasure CayColdwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has stepped up its presence in Abaco with the appointment to its sales team of Shirley Carroll in Treasure Cay. This brings to four the number of agents posted on Abaco. Lightbourn Realty presently has offices and agents in Cherokee Sound, Green Turtle Cay, ManO-War Cay, Marsh Harbour and now Treasure Cay. “We’re delighted to have Shirley on board,” said Mike Lightbourn, company president. “Shirley is a hardworking, people’s person who fits perfectly into our team. Shirley was born and raised in Nassau where she worked in a dental office for almost 40 years. She and her husband, Peter, decided to relocate to Abaco. Not only are her roots here, but their son and his family moved to Abaco ten years earlier.” Shirley and Peter live in Treasure Cay and together wish to promote this “piece of heaven” as a vacation and permanent home location. For Shirley, the experience of renting and then selling their home sparked an interest in the real estate business. Peter spent 30 years in the electronics service field and is now working on building a duplex. So Shirley, with a husband contractor, enters the real estate field on a strong footing. They love their new life in Abaco and walking the famous Treasure Cay beach with their two Shih Tzus, Kahlua and Lukie. Agent earns Broker’s licenseWell known Abaco resident Bill Thorndycraft has earned his broker’s license from the Bahamas Real Estate Association. To qualify, Bill had to complete several challenging courses set by the Council of Residential Specialists as well as one designed, by them, specifically for The Bahamas. He continues his work as Treasurer of the Abaco Chapter of BREA and with Sandra Evans as a valuable partner at Abaco Waterfront Properties. AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the third Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information. People in the News Bill Thorndycraft Shirley Carroll

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Page 28 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 Telephone: 242-577-0102 • 367-0830 By Mirella Santillo For four days Change Ministries International celebrated its yearly fall conference under the theme of Kingdom Announcement. Pastor Samuel Cornish’s wife Mrs. Carmen Cornish, explained that the function was aimed at boosting people’s morale and putting them in a positive frame of mind to face the end of the year, especially now that the economy is not doing well. The event was very well attended by residents not only from the central area but also from Sandy Point, Cooper’s Town, Mount Hope and Fox Town. They came to hear renown guests speakers, pastors and evangelists who visited Abaco not only from other islands of The Bahamas, but also from other Caribbean islands and the United States. From Nassau Apostle Raymond Wells from Living Waters Ministries addressed the congregation during two mid-day sessions; Evangelist Denise Madther from Freeport preached to a full house assembly on the topic We Have Inherited all the Covenants’ Promises; from the Turks and Caicos Bishop Coletta Williams; from the U.S. Psalmist Myron Williams entertained the audience with music and gospel singing; and Pastor Jonathan McKnight, the author of the book Prayer is a Must and a CD Seven Prayers of Victory, left the attendants completely enthralled on the last night of the conference. On the second night the host Pastor Samuel Cornish spoke on The Authority of the Believers and Pastor McKnight from the Sanctuary of Praise in Orlando, Florida, gave the assembly a message of hope in his sermon by comparing a new positive phase in life to the birth of a baby. When the Water Breaks. People felt renewed and left with the feeling that they could keep going forward, said Mrs. Carmen Cornish. Every evening prizes were drawn and some were lucky enough to win a weekend at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge, compliments of the resort, gift baskets offered by John Bull, dinners for two at Anglers Restaurant and several $50 gas coupons donated by Change Ministries. Change Ministries held its annual ConferenceHints for Helping Our Environment• Landscape with native trees and plants well adaped to our climate. • Mow your grass no shorter than three inches to cut its need for water. Lawn irrigation can account for up to 50 percent of residential water consumption.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 29 GOVERNMENT NOTICE THE ACQUISITION OF LAND ACT (Chapter 233) DECLARATION OF INTENDED ACQUISITIONWHEREAS it appears to the Prime Minister, the Minister responsible for the Acquisition and Disposition of Lands that the land described in the Schedule hereto is needed for a public purpose. NOW THEREFORE Notice is hereby given by the Promoter, the Minister responsible for Public Works, that the said land is needed for a public purpose, namely, construction of a public road and for uses related thereto and that the said Promoter intends to acquire the said land for the said public purpose. ALL PERSONS interested in the said land shall within thirty (30) days of the publication of this Notice in the Gazette or the posting of the same, state in writing to the Promoter, whether by hand-delivery or by post at P. 0. Box N-8156, Nassau, The Bahamas, the nature of their interests in the said land, the amount and particulars of their claims to compensation for such interests and provide the relevant documents (if any) supporting those interests. The Survey Plan of the said land may be inspected at the Department of Lands and Surveys situate at Bay and Armstrong Streets, New Providence between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Dated the 1 st day of December A..D. 2008 Neko Grant Minister Resp nsible for Public WorksSCHEDULEALL THAT certain piece or parcel of land being a proposed highway 100 feet wide and shown on an extract of a map of Abaco sheets 10 and 11 in the Department of Lands and Surveys and situate in the area of the settlements of Fire Road and Coopers Town On the Island of Abaco in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas ABUTTING AND BOUNDING from the Main Abaco Highway through land granted to Gideon Lowe K144, through land south of Fire Road thence through lands granted to William Lowe B100, B2-252, B112 thence through land granted to William Sweeting B116 and thence through land granted to John Roberts B 112 thence through land granted to Joseph Saunders B 131 to the Main Abaco Highway or however else the same may abut and bound which said piece or parcel of land or highway is more particularly delineated and shown coloured red on the plan of the area

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Page 30 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 It finally happened after playing golf regularly for almost 17 years. Flirting with a single digit handicap for the past 12 years, as low as 7 in Aruba and presently a 9 at Treasure Cay and a 10 at Winding Bay, both home courses on Abaco. And, of course, being a Guinness World Record Holder with my partners Daniel, Harold and Piet (we played 290 holes in 24 hours in Sweden). I got a HOLE IN ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!! On Saturday, December 6, 2008, Treasure Cay. Fourth Hole, Par 3. 152 Yards, 7 Iron. Witnessed by Robert Pinder and Al Van. After a rough 2008, it was great to have a little sparkle close to the end of the year. I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I certainly hope that 2009 will be a better year. Just can’t keep a good man down! John NeophytouIt Finally Happened! John Neophytou with his hole-in-one ball Thanks A MillionJoseph and Unamae Sawyer would like to say thank you to the many businesses in downtown Marsh Harbour, Abaco, who helped them with their medical expenses after the operation on Joseph Sawyer’s leg.Many thanks to: The Rotary Club of Abaco • The Rotary Club of Nassau Pastor Symonette of Full Gospel in Treasure Cay Pastor Campbell of Church of God in Marsh Harbour Brother Larry Williams of Dundas Town • Sister Anglar Cash of Marsh Harbour Special K, Taxi #152 of Murphy Town • Sister Shirley Mills of Spring City Marcus Bethel of Marco Air • Sister Jackie Robins of Dundas Town Robert Sweeting of Sweetings Track in Marsh Harbour David Williams of Spring City • Denise Kelly of Abaco Air Sister Arlene Clarke of Batelco, Marsh Harbour Sister Jackie Wilson of Treasure Cay, Abaco Pastor Gibson of First Assembly in Marsh Harbour Chad Sawyer • The church family at First Assembly Abaco Gold, Mr. Percy Pinder • Abaco Glass, Mr Johnny Pinder Abaco Shopping Center, Roscoe Thompson • Yvonne Sawyer of Nassau Bill and Louise Plaza • Bill Swain of Marsh Harbour Jimmy Williams, Bay View Restaurant • The Chemist Shoppe George Martin of MT Construction Company • The Abaconian Albury’s Ferry Service & the captains • Frankie Russell of AID Gary Sawyer • Scott Weatherford of Standard Hardware and to all the churches that prayed for us while in the hospital. also at this time I would like to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Christmas and all the best for the New Year of 2009. Love is a action word and you prove to us that you love us, and because of your actions which speak much louder than words. God bless you and keep you safe, and may His face shine on you & keep you in perfect peace throughout the New Year! The fifth annual South Abaco Christmas Bird Count will take place on December 20 and the count will be in an area about a mile south of the “Y.” This is an area where parrots feed and also included a wetland area near Crossing Rocks where West Indian Whistling Ducks have been seen. The area also include a beach, freshwater lowlands, mangrove, tidal flats and disturbed areas such as dumps. Some of the areas will be monitored more than once to include birds active at dusk and dark. The tidal flats will be monitored at low tide when there will be more wading birds. Friends of the Environment is organizing the bird count and asks anyone interest in joining them to call them to let them know how many to expect. There will be areas with varying difficulty to access. Easy terrain will be for those wanting to stay in cleared areas with trails and minimal walking. Moderate terrain will include some overgrown trails and will require walking about half a mile. For those wanting more challenge, the bushwhackers must be willing to go through bush and not be afraid of poisonwood.Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 20

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Page 32 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 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 NoticeFOR 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 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 numerals 1-9 must appear only once in: • each 9-block square • each row • each column The answer is on page 21.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.

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 33 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 Central Abaco 2 bed, 1½ bath townhouse, fully furnished, w/ sea views, close to Great Cistern. Call 225-3528 or 458-3007 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 Guana 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! Details with photos at www.Summercampabacos.com. Dr. Burgess (954) 566 6096. 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Prime Retail or Office Space , located in heart of Tourist Distrist 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 Strangers Cay for sale, all or partnership. Call 386-447-4445 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! J ust 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 w/ 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 CongratulationsSwanson MossFor Achieving most Outstanding Student and Honor Roll for the 2007-2008 school year at Central Abaco Primary From your parents Earl and Lisa Moss, teacher Miss Chu, brothers E.J and Tino, grandmother Edith Clarke, and Aunts and Uncles. The students of Long Bay School in Dundas Town collected food for the elderly at Sybil’s House. Some of the students are shown here with Principal Jackquelyn Collie holding a few of the 30 bags they presented.Long Bay School donated to Sybil’s House Marsh Harbour’s Boat ParadeDecember 19 • 7 pmBoats entering parade meet at the Jib Room at 6:30

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Page 34 Section B The Abaconian December 15, 2008 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 Business Service Directory Big Cat EquipmentRentals : • Backhoe • Dump Trucks • D3, D5 & D8 Tractors • Payloaders • Excavators Services: • Land clearing • Fill, rock, sand, soil • Trenching Foundations Tel: 242-367-2655 • Fax: 242-367-2464 Cell: 242-577-5322 • 242-359-6839 Abaco 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 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 Avon Dreams• Stop by to see all the latest products • Shop in our store • Sign up to become a representative • Place orders Upstairs B&L Plaza, Marsh Harbour Call 225-3528Your Ad Could Be Here Call 367-3202By Julian Lockhart The lack of entertainment or activities to do at night or on the weekends in Marsh Harbour is very evident. Besides the restaurants and bars along and a few clubs along Don MacKay Boulevard, there are very limited choices for adult entertainment. On the weekends Abaconians and visitors flock to Bay Street for great music, the flowing drinks and dinner at restaurants such as Snappas Bar & Grill, Mangoes and Curly Tails. For the most part these spots are the only adult entertainment on a consistent basis for locals and visitors that offers a safe and energetic form of nightlife. All three restaurants stop serving dinner between 9 and 10 p.m., then switch to live music or a disc jockey to entertain their patrons and give them an opportunity to dance, chill and have a few cold drinks. So on Friday and Saturday nights hundreds of people walk between the three options and hang out for hours, that is, until 12 midnight when for some strange reason the music has to be shut off to reduce noise levels. So all of these people either have to stay and hang without any music or leave and find alternative methods of entertainment for the rest of the night. These businesses then have to shut down as their patrons leave and thus lose a lot of necessary revenue and watch it walk out the door prematurely. All of this because the homeowners across the harbour on Pelican Shores complain about the noise coming from Bay Street and make enough noise themselves where they force the music to be shut down at 12 midnight. It is not like these homes are right next to these restaurants and bars but across the harbour. Yes, everyone wants ultimate peace and quiet. Should these few affect the businesses and bottom line of others and also stop the entertainment of others? Bay Street is supposed to be the visitor strip on Abaco, and it is not only so in the day, but should also be so in the night. Shouldn’t visitors to Abaco have an option of nightlife and an opportunity to stay up and party until they feel like heading in? In Hope Town the restaurants and bars stay open until the last patrons leave on the weekends giving their guests an opportunity to fully enjoy themselves instead of being forced to leave at midnight. By staying open later, places like Snappas, Mangoes and Curly Tails would have an opportunity to make more money, attract a larger clientele base and thus the workers would make a lot more money. At the end of the day it comes down to whether business or catering to a strong clientele base is more important to local government and the decision makers than keeping a few people happy. Just ask the owners of these establishments, their workers and patrons, and you will surely get the right answer. Viewpoint . . . Night entertainment is too restricted in Central AbacoChurch 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

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December 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 35 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 Busy Bee Day Care After school care 3 pm 5 pm, day care 9-5. Call 458-2994/ 365-6193 after 6 pm. BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classi Þ ed Advertisements Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 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 27’ Grady White Sailfish, twin Yamaha 225 HP engines, mint condition, cuddy cabin w/ head & sink. A/C at shore power. $43,900 OBO Call 577-0004 28’ Custom Michael Fitz , center consul day express, w/ tower and dive pla tform, 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 87 Volkswagen Cabriolet Convertible $3500 OBO. Call 365-8417 or 365-8507 or email jkc@ntrs.com 92 Ford Ranger. Asking $4,500. Call 3672895/ 477-5644 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 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 242-359-6354 or 365-6193 after 6. $19,000 OBO Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager , gas, 2 passenger. US $4,000 Call 367 -3262 13’ Whaler / 40 hp Mercury w/ trailer 2nd homeowner boat, very low hours. DUTY PAID over $9000 invested asking $5500 located (Located Lubbers Quarters) available for viewing December 20th thru Jan. 6th or email nataliegoff@bellsouth.net 16’ Wahoo 1985 Boston Whaler copy , 70 HP 1994 Yamaha, trailer, poling platform to bonefish, rigged & ready, runs great, dutied $4500 Call 561-248-1098 or 359-6699 17’ Maverick Flats Boat , 97, 90 HP Yamaha, 200 hours, trailer, excellant condition $10,000. Phone 561-743-4732 or neandrossest@att.net. Boat in Treasure Cay 17’ Boston Whaler w/ trailer. Asking $9,000 Call 367-2895/ 477-5644 19’ 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 19.5 Spanish Wells built 2004, 115 HP Yamaha. $27,000 OBO. Cell 359-6890, Ph. 365-4402 or 365-4033 22’ Com Boat , 96, includes Bimini top, dive board, ladder, VHF radio, cooler & fresh water tank. Asking $7,000 Call 365-6143/ 365-6115 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 Washer/Dryer front loader, never used, still wrapped in plastic, paid $1800. First $1000 takes it. Duty paid. Available for viewing Dec. 19th thru Jan. 7th (Lubbers Quarters) or email nataliegoff@bellsouth.net 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 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 By Julian LockhartIt seems as if every week Cable Bahamas has a new or reoccurring problem in Abaco. As I am, I am sure the majority of the consumers in Abaco is becoming fed up with the consistent lack of service. Cable Bahamas is doing a great job of forcing people to use other providers for internet service, as they consistently have drops in service throughout the day or the internet goes off completely. One will be in the middle of watching a movie and all of a sudden the signal will go and five or 10 minutes of the movie is lost while you wait for the signal to come back. Then you have the complete loss of internet and television service for hours which seems to happen on a weekly basis now and no explanation as to why there are the consistent problems in Abaco. This leads us to the biggest problem of all here on Abaco when it comes to dealing with Cable Bahamas. There is no office here and it is a complete lack of respect for Abaconians. Abaco is the third largest island in The Bahamas when it comes to population, Cable Bahamas has thousands of subscribers on Abaco and yet one has to call New Providence or Grand Bahama for help. When you do, they never have any idea of what is going on here. They have to send technicians from Grand Bahama to fix any major problems that occur here. To pay a bill you have to go to the bank and to query a bill you can only do it on the phone. Cable Bahamas used to have an office in Abaco but cited high rent prices and not enough activity to keep the office open. However, with the vastly growing population of Abaco and with all the new developments on the horizon, the population will only continue to grow in the near future. Thus more demand for home internet and television services. So as their product demand grows, the company continues to stay away and continues to offer substandard services. It is time for Cable Bahamas to put an office back on Abaco and to offer better service or else they will lose clients to other internet providers. Too bad there is only one cable provider in the country.Viewpoint . . . Cable Bahamas gives terrible serviceThis si the answer to the puzzleon page 32.

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