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Students are adjusting t
morning as students' ba
their children to school


Students return to resume classes

Teachers are encouraged to improve academics
Schools, both government and primate,
_... opened on August 31. Most students were
excited and looking forward to new chal-
lenges and making new friends as well as
........ being with their previous schoolmates.
Many were anticipating being back on a
schedule and are ready for the work ahead.
Abaco has a total of 15 government
schools from Moore's Island in the south
to Fox Town in the north. Eight private
schools are mainly in Central Abaco.
There are many pre-schools throughout
Abaco.
Prior to the August 31 opening, teach-
ers began preparing on August 24 with an
Orientation Week. This included a Back
to School Church Service and Symposium
on August 26. The Facility Managers at-
tended a workshop on August 27.
Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superinten-
dent of Education, is beginning her third
year of overseeing the Abaco District. She
is pleased with the improvements made last
year in the academics. She emphasizes the
goal of the District: Excellence for Each
Student in Each Classroom in Each School.
She is encouraging teachers to motivate
their students to learn to their best ability.
This issue of The Abaconian will high-
to their new routines as they begin a new school year. This is the scene at Abaco Central High School each light our schools, their accomplishments
7gs are searched on arrival. Final attendance figures are not known as many parents are negligent in getting and some of the support they receive from
for the first several days of class. churches and businesses and the commu-
nity.


Native son gives to his school


Osbourne Stuart, President of Adler Realty & Investment Co. Ltd., left, and Perry
Thomas, Adler's Abaco Office Manager, right, made a presentation of gifts to the students
of the Moore's Island All Age School during its Prefects' Assembly on September 4.
Osbourne Stuart, a native Abaco son, Through Education in Literacy.
former teacher and school principal prior Highlighting the importance of an edu-
to his entrepreneurial endeavors, brought cational preparation, Mr. Stuart said that


encouraging words in keeping with the
assembly's theme Achieving Our Dreams


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The Abaco Education District held a Back to School Church Service and Symposium
on August 26 at New Vision Ministries. It was attended by most of the teachers and
staff of schools on Abaco. All schools, government and private, are included in all pro-
grams, competitions and activities of the District. Shown here, right to left, are Sandy
Edwards, Education Officer in charge of Family Life; Administrator Cephas Cooper;
Administrator Theophilus Cox; Mrs. Lenora Black, District Education Superintendent;
Sis. Carmen Cornish and Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries. Pastor Cornish
was the keynote speaker. See story on page 2.
By Samantha V. Evans Superintendent Lenora Black com-
It is back to school time and teachers mended the teachers for a very productive
all over The Bahamas returned to work and successful school year. However, she
on August 24th. In the Abaco District, a told them not to linger too long on what
Back to School service was held at New has already happened but to prepare for
Vision Ministries on August 26th with the a new school year. She told teachers that
theme for the school year Excellence: a children learn by doing. In fact, many
Prevailing Attitude. Please see Service Page 2


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Abaconian




VOLUME 17 NUMBER18 SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009
VOLUME 17 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009









Teachers heard motivational talk


Service From 7
researchers have confirmed that learning is
a complex process. Teachers need to be mo-
tivators in order for students to make sense
of the world hey live in. Mrs. Black encour-
aged them to teach to draw out what God
has put within them. Consequently, their en-
vironment should provide stimulating tools to
facilitate learning. They must provide quality
education. Together, they can ensure that
children in the Bahamas get the best educa-
tion possible. She encouraged teachers to use
resources wisely especially as all sectors are
cutting back at this time.
The keynote speaker for the service was
Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Minis-
tries International. He stated that teachers
have one of the most difficult jobs in the
world. Changes in the schools and attain-
ing excellence, he stated, will require a


passion for education by all teachers. They
must take their job seriously to reclaim
that desire for education which he noted
is gone. Excellence results in promotion,
he explained. He told educators that all
around the world people are raising the bar
as marketplaces have become quite com-
petitive. He encouraged the teachers to be
committed to the job they have and plan to
give their very best. They must embrace
the vision set for the district and work to-
gether to bring the goals set to fruition.
To improve the overall standard of edu-
cation being obtained by students in this
country will require teamwork; not only
in the educational sector but in all sectors
whether public or private. All Abaco resi-
dents must come together to fix the prob-
lems education is facing. There is too much
crime in The Bahamas now and Abaco has
its share but to rid the island of crime will


The Back to School Service held on August 26 was for teachers and staff of all schools on
Abaco. Shown here are Administrator Theophilus Cox, Education Superintendent Lenora
Black, Pastor Samuel Cornish, Sis. Carmen Cornish and Moderator Laura Lee Davis.


take the efforts of schools. Teachers are
important because students look up to them
and admire them. Students learn from those
significant persons in their lives. They are
influenced greatly by teachers. Teachers
must set a good example for students and
live a life that is void of deviant behavior.
In order to have an excellent environment
schools must have excellent people.
He appealed to the Department of Edu-
cation to not remove discipline from the
schools as it is needed to maintain order.
He applauded Superintendent Black for a
job well done and thanked the teachers for
their great work. Finally, He stated that
Abaco has a lot of smart children but with-
out God it will mean nothing.


Moore's Island From Page 7
developing a respectful attitude for par-
ents, teaches and oneself was a foundation-
al requirement for achieving a life of good
success. "I am a son of this soil. While I
encourage you to succeed, I believe that it
is also very important to give back to the
community that nurtured you," he said.
Demonstrating his concern for assist-
ing the next generation of Abaco leaders
in realizing their educational objectives,
Mr. Stuart, President of the Adler Realty,
along with the Manager of Adler's Marsh
Harbour office, Mr. Perry Thomas, made
gift presentations to the Moore's Island All
Age School and committed to ongoing as-
sistance to the school.


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September 15, 2009


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September 15, 2009


The Abaconian


Section A


ope Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties


SNEW LISTING
GUANA CAY #4964
BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your
door, short walk to Nipper's, US$2,250,000.
Jane.Patterso n@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4295 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
ROBYN'S NEST SEA OFABACO Fabulous 5b/5b in FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b/Sb,
Dorros Cove with dock slip, guest cottage, nanny's 5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
quarters, absolutely turnkey. US$2,500,000. near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2 bed
2 bath cottage with private dock on the South
end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000.
Jane.Patterson@SodtebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfront home with private dock. 3 bed
2 bath, bonus room, extra lot. $1,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


11rNEW LIST'ING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4963
NORTH STAR -WATERFRONT Charming island style
2 bed 2 bath home with breezeway connection,very
private, shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #1640
TAHITI HAl SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
Cove. Newly renovated 5 bed 3 bath, with
guest house and dock slip. US$995,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3166
ABACO RUM PUNCH OCEAN VIEWS Swimming
pool,3 bed 2.5 bath home. All the extras! Steps
from Sea Spray Marina. US$845,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163





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HUPE IUWN I EL1UW L;AY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound. Newly Renovated. US$485,000.
Kerry.S ullivan@SothebysRealtycom 242.366.0163


TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Pa
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Estate A
t 242.362.4211 t242.366.0163 t. 242.367.5046 t 242.3U


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4827
AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getaway, 3 bed cottage nestled in the dunes,easy beach
access,dock slip,great rental history. US$775,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


NEW PRICE NEW PRICE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
home, art studio attached, hw floors, a/c. in Hope updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
Town Village. WAS $800,000. Now US$595,000. apartment. Fruit and vegetable trees. US$595,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5030 HOPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #5047
HARBOUR LANDING BEACHFRONT Light house ROBERTS HOUSE -WHITE SOUND Great Deal -
view, 100' on the water, great location on the edge Good starter house, 3 bed 2 bath, beach around
of town, private, close to shops. US$395,000. the corner. Spacious verandahs. $295,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 Jane.Patterson@SochebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TILLOO OCEANVIEWS -AFFORDABLE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Shortwalk to beach & dockageUS$259,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046






atterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamet
Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
66.0035 t242.577.0298 t 242.557.2929 t242.577.0016


1ILLLU) LAY #4889
TILLOO POND SEA TO SEA Magnificently appointed,
stunning compound on I I acres. Absolute privacy.
Beach, docks, pool, lush gardens. US$6,400,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LOTS e ACREAGE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream MUST SELL Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill I acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes Beachfront with great surf Partnership opportunity. $395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#503 Harbour Hill UNDER CONTRACT Beachfront & excellent elevation. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5049 Lot 4 EastView NEW LISTING 11,181 sq.f.t with designated dock slip. $165,000.Jane Patterson
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. $149,000.Jane Patterson
#4236 Marnie's Landing lot 3C NEW PRICE Dock slip and ocean view. $459,900. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING Ocean View. $370,000.Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $ 189,000.Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound 10 ft. sandy beach, near public dock. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres. 140' on deep water coastline. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#4605 Ocean View Subdivision Lot 4 OceanView 18,799 sq.ft.$200,000. Bill Albury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 nearWhite Sound. Close to ocean.$183,500.Jane Patterson
TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#467 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. $150,000+. Laurie Schreiner
#4558Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
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LIGHTBOURN REALTY


Two bedroom, two bath villa with shared dock an
ramp. Beautiful view of the harbour.
$417,000-REF #6835
Contact: Chris Farrinqton

GREEN TURTLE CAY


Elevated with sea views. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath main house + caretaker's cottage. Includes standby generator,
solar panels,central a/c &jacuzzi.
$2,300,000.00-REF #6930
Contact: Mike Lightbourn

LIGHTEN UP


Newly renovated 2 bed, 1 bath home in immaculate
condition. Fenced in yard.
$250,000-REF #6085
Contact: Mailin Sands

TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks REDUCED


2 bed, 2 bath home on 1.4 acres from highway to Sea
of Abaco. 80' of water frontage.
$249,000-REF #6582
Contact: Mailin Sands


Bahama Palm Shores-Residential lots from $30,000
Sunrise Bay-Approx. 9750 sq. ft. lot $250,000
Sweetings Village-Approx 9,000 sq. ft. lot $70,000
Marsh Habour-Vision Heights. Lots from $51,500
Yellowwood-Hilltop lots. Call for Prices
MurphyTown Lots-4 lots from $45,000 call Lee
Long Beach-1/4 acre lots. $30,000-$50,000
Treasure Cay-Lot one back from beach $105,000
Green Turtle Estates-Multi-family lot $160,000
DundasTown-9,000 sq. ft. road from lot $40,000
Sand Banks-1.22 acre seaside lot $85,000 call Mailin
S.C. Bootle Highway-1.3 acre lot near T.C. $70,000 call Shirley
Green Turtle Cav-1/2 acre beachfront lot $475.000


Green turtle Cay, Elegant 4 bed/4.5 bath home. Deep
water water dock, infinity pool & hot tub. Breathtaking
views. Designer kitchen. Open living/dining room.
$4,400,000- REF #6413
Contact: Chris Farrinqton


3 bed, 2 bath home on triple lot. Open floor plan.
Beach access nearby.
$370,000-REF #5366
Contact: Mailin Sands

SIMMON'S PLACE GREAT INVESTMENT
i,- I -"TOW


4 commerical spaces and 2 rental units on main
tourist strip 8,760 sq. ft.
$630,000-REF #6766
Contact: Mailin Sands

INDIGO HOUSE


3 bed, 2 bath home on elevated 6 acre waterfront lot.
Spectaclar sea views. Fruit trees & tropical shrubbery.
$620,000-REF #6782
Contact: Shirley Carroll

SUMMERPLACE Man-O-War Cay REDUCED


3,570 sq. ft. commerical building on 20,000 sq. ft.
parcel in centre of town. All spaces currently rented.
$579,000-REF #6427
Contact: Mailin Sands

MARINA VILLAS


MARSH HARROI IR Polircn Shnreo


Sea to Sea property with dock and 1/2 cottage. Beach
on Sea of Abaco and the deep water dock.
$632,000-REF #6898
Contact: Chris Farrinaton


Green Turtle Cay. Sea to Sea. 8 bedroom, 8 bath luxury home. Specataclar views. 2 docks private beach, gardens,
boat house, workshop & genny.Turn key.
$5,500,000-REF #6596
Contact: Chris Farrinaton


SCHOONER BAY


A Colonial-style green villagew/morden day amenities.
Homes restaurants, business & much more are planned!
Lots range from $120,000-$1,960,000 and more
3,286-19,811 sq. ft. Ask about our home package


TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING


CROCKET DRIVE


LEISURE LEE


3 bed, 2 bath home on historic front street. 2,100 sq. ft.
landscaped yard with fruit trees. Near town and
the harbour.
$375,000-REF #6691
Contact: Mailin Sands


JENCO PLAZA


Elevated 3 bed, 3 bath house. Goreous sea views. Dock,
swimming pool & large deck. Taste fully furnished.
Priced from $875,000-REF #6023
Contact: Chris Farrington


2 bed, 2.5 villas in a marina setting. Private dock
slips. 100 ft of prime waterfront.
$650,000-$880,000
Contact: Chris Farrincton










Central Abaco News


By Canishka Alexander
Gillian Slater visited Abaco again this
year on behalf of IndiGO Networks, but
this time it was on August 28 at Stan-
dard Hardware to launch the company's
residential and small business telephone
service called onephone. Abaco first ben-
efitted from IndiGO's services in April
of 2008 when the company launched its
prepaid long distance phone card services
at Let's Talk Wireless, one of its prepaid
phone card merchants.
Those interested in the service must
first have broadband internet access and
a touch-tone phone. The service relies on
VoIP technology, which utilizes the inter-
net for telephone conversations.
According to Ms. Slater, the Public Util-
ities Commission earlier issued a telecom-
munications license to Systems Resource
Group Limited (SRG). IndiGO is the regis-
tered business name of SRG, which is the
only licensed operator to provide competi-
tive voice services in The Bahamas.
Telephone service is set up quickly, and
IndiGO can provide additional telephone
numbers. An online directory is also avail-
able for onephone customers.
Amy Collins, a store representative,
said the company is currently offering an
introductory price of $99.99 for the equip-
ment and set-up fee for the first month for
customers to sign up for onephone. They
also receive 500 minutes and can call The
Bahamas, United States, Canada, Jamaica,
Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago,
Barbados and the Dominican Republic.
Although customers say the company's


rates are slightly higher than those offering
similar services, they are willing to try it if
the quality is good. However, Ms. Collins
said not many people have signed up for
the service so far.
The initial setup requires a deposit,
which is returned if service is discontin-
ued with the company. Bills are received
monthly by e-mail, and customers can
manage their accounts online. Monthly
payments are made at a Royal Bank ac-
count that IndiGO has set up.
There are several plans to choose from
for your home or business. The plans range
from $19.95 to $34.95 per month for the
residential plans and range from $24.95 to
$64.95 per month for the small business
plans.
Suzuki dealer is now
open on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco Suzuki and Abaco Dorado Boat
Rentals are joint companies which opened
the beginning of July and are situated on
Front Street in Marsh Harbour next to the
Union Jack Dock. Abaco Dorado Boat
Rentals is owned by C.J. Edgecombe, who
is a partner in Abaco Suzuki with James
Malone as Service Manager. Mr. Malone
maintains all of the rental boats for Abaco
Dorado.
Abaco Suzuki is the only certified Su-
zuki dealer on this island, and Mr. Malone
believes that there is only one other small
dealership in the entire Bahamas on the is-
land of Exuma. "People come from Nas-
sau and all over to our dealership here,"
he states. The company sells Suzuki out-


IndiGO offers new telephone service


boards and has some engines in stock but
can order any size engine up to 300 hp.
Abaco Dorado has a fleet of 15 rental
boats 22 and 24 feet in length all of which
are meticulously serviced.
Mr. Malone can be reached at 367-3695
or Fax 367-3697.
Marsh Harbour
Community Library
By Canishka Alexander
Several years after the government li-
brary in Marsh Harbour was closed, Mrs.
Yvonne Key was upset. It was an oversight
that she ensured would not be the case for
too much longer.
On January 28, 1998, the Marsh Har-
bour Community Library opened its doors
in memory of Dr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb and
Mrs. Owanta Gottlieb. Mrs. Key said that
Dr. Gottlieb's grandson Connor had the
honour of cutting the ribbon. "Marsh Har-
bour didn't have a library, and I thought
we needed one, so I went out and got the
donations," Key recalled. She collected
donations from the entire community. Do-
nations included carpet, an air conditioner
and shelves. "The community assisted with
the library. It is a community library that is
locally funded," she said.
Mrs. Key said the government leased
the land where the library is located to
the Marsh Harbour Sporting Association
whose president is Gurth Russell. Although
it is far from being a state-of-the-art build-
ing, the library has seen many improve-
ments. "The library has undergone exten-
sive renovations," she said. "The Rotary
Club of Abaco donated $7,500 three years
ago, and we spent the money to fix the roof
that was leaking, on light fixtures and a


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new carpet."
The library is equipped with a computer
room which houses six computers. "Some-
one is paid to assist with the computers, but
the rest is volunteer work," she explained.
Mrs. Key oversees the day-to-day opera-
tons of the library and its upkeep.
In such a technology-driven age, it may
seem that libraries are outdated in our so-
ciety. However, libraries are increasingly
being redefined and provide an abundance
of information in many formats and from
many sources. They also offer the exper-
tise of librarians and those who are skilled
in finding, organizing and interpreting in-
formation.
Isobel Sherman, a library volunteer,
said Mrs. Key has worked hard in the last
10 years on the library. Amazingly, Mrs.
Sherman said people weren't aware that
there was a library in Abaco, but they've
seen an increase in membership lately.
Adult membership is $20 per year. A
$4 membership fee is required for chil-
dren. Book rentals are 25 cents per book
for adults, and children rent books free of
charge. The library's hours of operation
are Monday to Thursday from 3:30 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
New business provides
array of services
By Canishka Alexander
With 40 years established in the hotel in-
dustry, Edna Kemp has established a busi-
ness called Kemp's Private Maid Service.
Despite the business' name, Ms. Kemp is
offering many other services to the com-

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munity. The innovative business offers any-
thing from cleaning to laundry to babysitting.
The women assisting her have been in
the cleaning business for numerous years.
She knows that Abaco has many homeown-
ers and that there are countless residential
homes that require maid service.
While the babysitting services are of-
fered to the community, the service is pri-
marily for tourists. "I have hired Christian
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children," Kemp said.
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Christmas Festival
will be December 5
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The organizing committee for the Sixth


Annual Christmas Festival has announced
that December 5th is the date for this year's
festival which will take place in Marsh
Harbour at the site for the proposed BAIC
Craft Centre.
The committee is in the initial planning
stages and is pulling together all of its re-
sources to ensure that this year's festival
will once again please the hundreds of peo-
ple who attend. In addition to keeping the
traditional features of this festival of local
and national talent, it will include a variety
of fun and yuletide activities with food and
craft items for the entire family to enjoy.
The committee is planning to broaden the
activities with a range of new experiences
in competitions and entertainment.
The committee would like the public to
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By Canishka Alexander
Dale Mills of the Abaco Powerline
Company realized that something was
strange when he returned to work to find
that the copper wire that had been stapled
to a number of utility poles had gone miss-
ing.
With work in full gear of the new BEC
plant, Mr. Mills and his crew have found
themselves in an unexpected dilemma. He
has informed the local police about the
missing copper wire, but so far, there have
been no leads in such a desperate act. With
supplies being stolen from their work site,
this greatly hinders Mr. Mills' progress.
He was flabbergasted as he pointed to one
of the utility poles where the wire had been
removed.
"They pulled all the staples out I don't


know how they did that! They must have
used a vehicle to pull the staples out," he
reasoned. "They even picked up the copper
staples." He said the perpetrator removed
the wire only from the poles near the road,
which amounted to four or five poles hav-
ing their copper wire stolen. Traces of cop-
per wire, and a few discarded staples were
left near one of the poles seemingly over-
looked. "They didn't see that these were
copper [staples] otherwise they would have
carried them, too," Mills said.
As he examined another pole, there were
gashes at its base. "They chopped it see
it there. There are chop marks," he indi-
cated. "They chopped the wire, and pulled
it off or probably attached it to a vehicle."
Unfortunately for Mr. Mills, not only
does the theft amount to loss of material
and time, but it is an added expense for
him. "I am responsible for construction,
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September 15, 2009


You will read this a day or two after a
massive public relations exercise held on
September 10 by BEC, government min-
isters and others to explain and justify the
BEC plant expansion at a new site now
underway about 14 miles south of Marsh
Harbour. If the project stays on schedule,
it is believed that electricity from this plant
may come on-line in the spring of 2010.
The meeting held at New Visions Min-
istries in Marsh Harbour is the first public
disclosure of any consequence by BEC, a
wholly owned government corporation, or
government on this $100 million project.
Concrete foundations are being put in place,
transmission lines are under construction
and the four massive generators are ex-
pected to arrive in November. After the
four 100-ton generators are set in place, the
building will be erected around them.
In looking through our archives, we
found only two earlier references to this
project, both based on hearsay, although
the information was from reliable sources.
In July 2006 a brief statement noted that
BEC was looking for a site for their ex-
pansion. In February 2008 we noted that
bunker C fuel would be the fuel for this
facility. Several government ministers, in-
cluding Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham,
have made one or two sentence references
to this facility in various speeches and pre-
sentations in Nassau.
The need for additional electrical capac-
ity to supply Abaco's growing economy is
well accepted as well as the need for newer
and more reliable equipment.
The Environmental Impact Assessment,
EIA, for this project has been submitted to
the BEST Commission for review and pos-
sible acceptance. Even though the cement
is being poured at the site, the EIA has not
been officially reviewed or accepted that
we are aware of.
An initial article in the Nassau Tribune
followed by a similar article in this paper
by columnist Larry Smith several weeks
ago aroused the Friends' environmental or-
ganization and those individuals who have
concerns about elements of this project.
Friends of the Environment has been
quietly requesting a public meeting on this


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topic for the past 18 months with no re-
sponse from either government or BEC.
Now that the cement is being poured, gov-
ernment is willing to let us know what is
going on. For the most part, objections,
suggestions and the concerns of Abaco
residents at this stage of the project are
of little concern to either government or
BEC.
Major concerns at this time by the pub-
lic may be answered by the government
team making the presentation, but it is ex-
pected that the group will have a difficult
time convincing everyone about several
aspects. Several of the larger concerns
follow.
It is unfortunate that Abaco will now
have two substantial and separate indus-
trial areas, the sanitary landfill and the
power plant. By being separated, it will be
difficult for Abaco to make use of present
and future technology which uses garbage
to generate electricity. It has been noted
that the plant will have an incinerator to
dispose of nasty refuse that may accumu-
late there. As our landfill management
gains experience and capability, this in-
cinerator has the potential for consuming
other nasty items. It is unfortunate that
an industrial incinerator is not located in
a better place to easily service both sites.
A heavy dock facility will have to be
constructed to accept the bunker C fuel
tanker. The Wilson City shore is subject
to heavy sea swells surging through North
Bar Channel and to a lesser degree through
the Little Harbour Channel. Snake Cay is
several miles farther away but its dock is
not subject to these swells. The steel piling
at Snake Cay is showing its age at 50 years,
but the dock is still serviceable for ships
and vehicles. Both locations are equally
sensitive to environmental damage from


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Let's get back to basics
Dear Editor,
After reading the very informative ar-
ticle by Larry Smith about Abaco's new
power plant, I am heartbroken to know that
it is actually happening. Deep in the pine
forest of Wilson City, the lowest grade,
undesirable fuel available called Bunker
C will be used to accommodate the rapid
growth in this area. The oil ships will re-
portedly pass right by our national park
reefs near the Pelican Cays. Most people
are not aware this is happening. Serious
health issues and environmental disasters
could be a result of this type of plant.
Meanwhile, the top story of the latest
Abaconian newspaper starts off with "The
northern communities of Abaco came out
in full force for the arrival of the 19 Miss
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we have our priorities straight and come
out in FULL FORCE to the meeting on
September 10th that will present the details
of the new power plant.
There are other ways to generate elec-
tricity which will not potentially cause acid
rain, cancer, waste management problems,
devastating oil spills.
We live in a land with abundant sun-
shine, steady ocean breeze and plenty of
trash that we need to recycle. The only
solution to the power problem we are fac-
ing is to harness our natural resources and
build solar and wind power plants and
turn trash into electricity. Other countries
are doing it, why can't we? Instead, we
are contributing to global warming, risk-
ing our health and our beautiful reefs and
beaches. It sounds like the tar that we used
to step in on the beach might be back.
Bunker C "sludge" is currently being
used in the Clifton Pier power plant in
New Providence. After years of oily water
being discharged, reportedly more than a
million gallons of oil have recently been
recovered from the caves below the cliffs,
costing over a million dollars. On behalf
of the people of Abaco and the rest of the
Bahamas, NO THANK YOU!
Other countries have banned Bunker C
fuel, so why are we using it? It cannot be
recycled, so what do we plan to do with
it? Whatever the plan is, it will cost more
money in the end, and the only outcome is
further pollution. Although it may be the
least expensive fuel, the costs of clean up
and disposal will soon add up. I thought
our country's motto is "Forward, Upward,
Onward, Together". So much for "It's bet-
ter in the Bahamas."
We can't just blame the government; we


are all guilty of indulgence which leads to
this problem. The perfect evening to most
of us involves cooling out in the A/C while
the clothes are in the dryer, dishes in the
dishwasher, television on, and, oh, yes,
gotta have hot water all day long even if
we don't use it! Our government is trying
to meet our demands, and we need to give
them the guidance and support to do so in a
conscious, healthy and sustainable manner.
Renewable energy is going mainstream in
other countries, and we need to jump on
board and get with the program.
I read that renewable energy options
are "not yet feasible for Abaco on a utility
scale because winds are inconsistent, solar
collectors require too much land and the
island's current waste stream cannot gener-
ate enough power to meet demand." There
is plenty of land on Abaco, and it can be
used wisely to accommodate what our ex-
isting power plant cannot And it's hard to
believe that we don't have enough trash to
turn into power.
Thank you for taking the time to read
this. Inform yourself of the plan by read-
ing the article by Larry Smith on www.
bahamaspundit.com.
Let's get BACK TO BASICS before it's
too late!
Rachael Aberle
Calls for cessation
of construction
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am a physician who has practiced
medicine in Marsh Harbour for 25 years.
I wish to add my voice to those express-
ing concern regarding the proposed BEC

Please see Letters Page 9


ignores Aba

any oil spill, but Snake Cay has less poten-
tial for problems during a fuel transfer.
We are unable to comment intelli-
gently on the Bunker C fuel. Its first cost is
vastly cheaper than other fuels. However,
it is much more difficult to use and its use
creates extensive maintenance problems. It
is not clear how cheaper fuel and higher
maintenance will play out. We understand
that seven of the 12 generators at the pres-
ent BEC plant are not operating for various
reasons. It is not clear how BEC will re-
spond to the additional maintenance issues
inherent to the use of bunker C fuel.
Government and BEC may give us con-
vincing arguments to dispel these concerns
but they will have a hard sell to convince
the audience that BEC's silence for the past
several years has been acceptable conduct.
This project is just one example of many
where government has chosen to ignore lo-
cal input or proceed without giving infor-
mation locally on what is going on. Other
examples are the following:
The airport runway was finished a
year ago and is still unable to be used.
There has been no reason given for the de-
lay or what the current status is.
The landfill was handed us without ad-
equate explanation of its management in-
cluding how to deal with the surplus leach-
ate. We are learning how a landfill must be
managed, but it seems that some aspects
have not been explained or provided for.
Two garbage transfer stations were
constructed without local input. The one
to the north may be useful someday. It is
doubtful that the one to the south will ever
be used efficiently because of its location.
The Central Abaco well field that was
expanded several years ago without any lo-
cal input. Its location along the highway
will become an obstacle to the growth of


ico input

the area as the inhabited area expands to
the south, the only direction available for
Marsh Harbour's expansion.
One of Local Government's reasons for
existence was to empower local persons
and have local knowledge contribute to our
welfare and our future. The least that Nas-
sau could do is to inform and listen to local
interests.
A fascinating sidelight to this BEC issue
has been the immediate and intensive use
of the Internet by those objecting to ele-
ments of this new plant to gather support
for their concerns. Since the September 10
meeting was announced a week or so ago,
the Internet has been a-buzz with messages
and documents proving it's OK or it's not
OK. Photos and even a locally produced
video showing the negative aspects of this
project have been widely circulated and
have created tremendous interest in the
project.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham recent-
ly made a statement about his displeasure
of someone taking the initiative to change
the colour when painting the interior of the
House of Assembly. He was, however,
pleased that persons take initiative, but
then said, "You shouldn't allow strangers
to come in your place and determine the
decor. I don't condemn initiative, but un-
informed initiative is not to be tolerated."
Many on Abaco feel the same way -
strangers have come and changed the Aba-
co decor they are concerned. Government
and BEC have been negligent in informing
Abaco on this project and requesting local
input even if they subsequently ignored it.
[For those unfamiliar with Abaco's his-
tory, Wilson City is the historic coastal site
of a large lumber mill which ceased opera-
tion around 1915 1916 and that has been
uninhabited since then.]


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Letters From Page 8
power plant at the Wilson City site. It is
my understanding that BEC plans to use a
Bunker C (No. 6 Fuel Oil) fired generator.
I have concerns regarding the use of this
fuel, the proposed site of the generator and
commitment to use of fossil fuels into the
foreseeable future.
As a medical doctor, I worry about the
effects of burning this fuel in regard to the
health of this community. While it shares
characteristics with other hydrocarbon fu-
els, Bunker C contains high levels of hy-
drogen sulphide, which is extremely toxic.
The United States National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
rates TWA (Time Weighted Averages or
exposure for workers over an eight hour
shift) as toxic at only 10ppm, and IDLH
(Immediately Dangerous to Life and
Health) at 100ppm. Bunker C also contains
toxic heavy metals including vanadium,
cadmium, lead, and nickel, polycyclic
aromatics hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other
components that have been identified as
suspected carcinogens in animals. Repeat-
ed or prolonged exposure may be danger-
ous for BEC workers and the population at
large due to its carcinogenic effects. Few
scientific studies have investigated this fuel
and its effects on mammals.
However, one such study suggests detri-
mental immune system effects on humans,
marine mammals and other sea life. I rec-
ognize the need and plan for smokestack
scrubbers. However, this technology is
subject to perpetual maintenance and will
not be effective without attention to con-
tinuing servicing of this equipment. The
distribution of emissions is subject to the
vagaries of wind and weather despite the
proposed height of the smokestacks.
However, perhaps a more immediate
concern is the location of the new power
plant. The Wilson City site requires a dock-
ing station for transfer of fuel from tankers
to a pipeline to the site. I have been for-
tunate to own a small cottage on Lynyard
Cay, which is just east of the proposed site,
for 32 years. I have explored the creeks
south of Snake Cay to Wilson City and
the Bight of Old Robinson extensively. I
recognize the incredible unspoiled beauty
and diversity of the creeks, mangroves and
Blue Holes that exists in few other places
in the world. I also realize the importance


of this area as a nursery to the reefs and
Sea of Abaco which, in turn, is essential
to fishing and tourism. I have seen the pro-
posed site of the docking station exposed
to direct ocean swells for much of the year
which undoubtedly will make transfer of
fuel precarious and subject to oil spills de-
spite the best of precautions. Such a spill
will be devastating to the sea life and sub-
sequently to the beauty and economic well
being of our community. In addition, the
placement of the docking site, plant and
the necessary towering smokestacks will
be readily visible from the South Abaco
Sea which is extensively traveled by locals
and tourists and will destroy the esthetics
of the area.
Finally, the cost and magnitude of this
project suggests commitment to this oil-
fired power production for the foresee-
able future. In this time of economic slow
down, concern for the environment, rapid
development of alternative energy, and the
unpredictable cost and supply of petroleum
products, this plan seems regressive and
unsustainable.
I call for immediate cessation of con-
struction of this plant, deliberation and ex-
amination of the concerns of the citizens
of Abaco and consideration of alternative
location and source of power production.
Sincerely,
Frank Boyce, MD
Public is outraged
Friends, neighbors and all concerned,
greetings,
As the Bahamas enters the twenty-first
century with new technology, global out-
reach and greater emphasis on tourism,
economy and the environment, we move
forward.
We protect our wildlife, fish and endan-
gered species from extinction by limiting
and controlling its valuable fishing and
tourist industry, making us aware of the
dangers of invasive species that could ul-
timately endanger this second most impor-
tant economy.
To slide backwards into generating elec-
tricity using Bunker C fuel while the rest
of the world recognizes the danger of this
process is tantamount to sticking one's
head in the sand to avoid seeing its conse-
quences while the very danger to our air,
water fishing industry and thus our chil-
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is threatened by this process.
By now, this information has leaked out
to the general public with the expected re-
sult: outrage!
How could this progressive society al-
low itself to step backwards into this literal
black pit unless greed and profit were the
motivating factor?
Other companies have cut back during
this difficult time rather than ignore the
devastating consequences of putting this
cancer machine in our back yards.
I personally implore you to reconsider
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ity of placing it next door to the only solar
powered community on Abaco.
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Appeal to the
Prime Minister
The Hon. Hubert Ingraham
Prime Minister of The Bahamas
Dear Mr. Ingraham,
I am a resident of the North Abaco con-
stituency and I write you in complete dis-
may over the new BEC plant being planned
for our island. Sir, I hope that you will
really hear my concerns and represent my
views and the views of many others like me.
I am a person who tries to stay knowl-
edgeable of what is going on in my com-
munity. I have not heard of any town
meeting that discussed the new BEC plant
and the use of Bunker C oil at that plant.
I am also learning that the use of Bunker
C is not only detrimental to the air that we
breathe and the environment that we live
in, but that it can have a serious impact
on the future health of my family and me.
Mr. Ingraham, why would my government
simply choose to make this kind of decision
without even bringing it to the community?
I realize that government has to be mindful
of the economy and doing things in a cost-
effective way, but I'm thinking of the long-
term costs that could arise because of the
carcinogenic nature of the Bunker C fuel.
I feel shortchanged as a constituent, I feel
angered and I feel insulted that my govern-
ment would choose to shove this down my
throat by rushing ahead and building this
plant without any kind of public conversa-
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this, I feel deeply insulted.
I guess I was naive to think that my
government would be one of transparency
where something as big and expensive as
this plant would be brought to us, the con-
stituents. There are so many alternative
technologies available that would allow
us to have much cleaner sources of elec-
tricity. Is this the very best that persons at
BEC and the Ministry of Works can come
up with for my community and my island?
I cannot understand why we are pursuing
this dirty fuel that could bring more cancer
to Abaco, not to mention the eventual con-
tamination of our ground water. Sir, you
may realize that there are already so many
cancer patients.
Sir, I am asking that you personally at-
tend the meeting that is being planned by
BEC on September 10 in Abaco. I am cer-
tain that I am not the only constituent that
would like to hear from you on this issue.
I realize that construction of the plant
has already been started, but you have the
power to put a stop to it. From where I sit,
this plant and the use of the fuel is showing
that no one that represents me cares about
my health or the health of my two children
or my friends. Yes, I want cheap, reliable
electricity; however, it is not worth my
children's health or the beauty of Abaco's
environment.
In the early 1980s I was a part of a pi-
lot program that was organized by the Ba-
hamas National Trust and was brought to
Columbus Primary School. We were then
considered the "future" of the Bahamas.
We were taught to be good stewards and
to love our islands and our environment. I
often think back to Ms. Susan Holowesko
and what she taught us. Sir, I cannot sit
back and be silent against this and tell my
children and my grandchildren that I did
nothing to protest it.
I trust that you will be convinced enough
to put a stop to this. I thank you sir, and
look forward to receiving a response from
you as well as seeing you at the meeting on
September 10, 2009.
Sincerely,
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National Geographic specials on Bahamas


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By Larry Smith
When National Geographic breaks the
magazine cover article and television docu-
mentary on Bahamian blue holes next sum-
mer, it will be the equivalent of this year's
Miss Universe spectacle in terms of pro-
motional value for the Bahamas and espe-
cially Abaco.
An estimated 40 million people will see
the TV show, 12 million will read the maga-
zine article, and eight million students will
be exposed to the curriculum materials pro-
vided to schools. The Miss Universe telecast
last month included footage of the Bahamas
that amounted to a nine-minute prime time
commercial aired in at least 85 countries.
"The serious attention that National Geo-
graphic is paying these blue holes attests
to their value and the pristine condition
in which they remain," Tourism Director
General Vernice Walkine told the Abaco-
nian recently. "I welcome this coverage. It
is sure to add depth and value to the infor-
mation that is available about the blue holes
of The Bahamas."
The National Geographic-financed team
of scientists, divers and film makers who
are taking part in the Bahamas expedition
left their base at the Moorings in Marsh
Harbour two weeks ago. But they are
scheduled to return in the fall for another
two weeks to complete their assignment.
"We pitched the project early this year
with material gathered from scouting trips
we made last year," said expedition leader
Dr. Kenny Broad, an ecological anthro-
pologist at the University of Miami. "And
we actually came out as the top project
among those that received significant fund-
ing. When you include in-kind contribu-


natch Miss U
tons, the total expedition funding is about
$750,000."
Those in-kind contributions included
vehicle use, office space, dockage, hotel
rooms and other forms of assistance from
individuals, businesses like the Moorings,
and groups like Friends of the Environ-
ment and the Andros Conservancy.
"We also did an eight-day social science
survey of Andros in June with 20 students
from the College of the Bahamas," Broad
said. "Also participating were three Ba-
hamian experts Jessica Minnis, a social
scientist at the College of The Bahamas;
Michael Pateman, an archaeologist with
the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums
Corporation; and Nikita Rolle, who is
studying marine biology at the University
of Miami."
Broad conducts research in The Baha-
mas that addresses human-environment
interaction and marine reserve network
design. He has participated in and led
scientific and film expeditions around the
globe, including the exploration of one
of the world's deepest caves in Mexico's
Huautla Plateau. He is a fellow of the Ex-
plorer's Club.
Broad and his colleagues lived aboard
the 63-foot research vessel Tiburon as
they criss-crossed the Bahamas over six
weeks beginning in early June. They ex-
plored submerged caverns, conducted
original research and produced videos and
stills for print, broadcast and educational
applications.
The expedition is one of some 9,000 re-
search projects that National Geographic
has funded around the world. This puts
Bahamian blue holes in the same league as


niverse exposure
polar expeditions by Robert Peary, excava- Marsh Harbour re
tion of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, Albury as the loca
Louis and Mary Leakey's research into The ongoing
early hominids in East Africa, and under- volved scientists
water explorations by Titanic discoverer College of the Bal
Robert Ballard. Florida, the Flori
In 2004 veteran cave diver Brian Kakuk History, Abaco F
discovered an entire associated skeleton ment and the Ne
of an extinct tortoise in the Sawmill Sink Natural History.
blue hole located in the pinelands of south- "Nancy Albury
central Abaco. Later investigations in this us and provided 1
undisturbed site disclosed abundant fossils the filming and the
of the prehistoric reptiles, birds and mam- said. "Dr. Keith T
mals that once lived on Abaco. Human the potential in al
bones were also found and dated to about a ily because of hir
thousand years ago. taking place. Frie
"We spent a lot of time in The Bahamas has also been a ma
last year on scouting trips from Mayaguana giving their time a
to Grand Bahama looking for the best sites In recognition c
that gave the most bang for buck," Broad ticipation, both A
said in a recent interview aboard the R/V had newly-found
Tiburon. "It costs a lot to get scientists in Sink named after
here, but when you can go in one hole and toise has been nan
pull out a lot of visual stuff that makes it shrimp has been n
more feasible." The expedition
Both the plant and animal fossils from raphy is Wes Ski
Sawmill Sink are well preserved and pro- outdoor film make
vide unparalleled opportunities to recon- a PBS broadcast (
struct ancient environments in the Bahami- Everglades, a fea
an archipelago. One of the most significant tures called The
finds is an undisturbed 12,000-year-old Geographic docum
owl roost where the remains of many bird ral history shows
and mammal species have been identified. A&E, the BBC and
There are also unique bacterial colonies "We've done A
covering almost every surface of the Saw- Eleuthera, Exuma
mill Sink cave. but Abaco has the
After the initial discoveries, responsibil- what we want," S
ity for the Sawmill Sink research was as-
sumed by the Bahamas Antiquities, Monu- Please see TV sp
ments and Museums Corporation, with


sident cave diver Nancy
I project coordinator.
investigations have in-
from the AMMC, the
lamas, the University of
da Museum of Natural
'riends of the Environ-
:w Mexico Museum of

Sent everywhere with
formidable help in both
science aspects," Broad
inker of the AMMC saw
11 this and it is primar-
n that this expedition is
nds of the Environment
jor supporter in terms of
nd resources."
)f their support and par-
lbury and Tinker have
species from Sawmill
them. An extinct tor-
ned alburi while a living
amed tinkeri.
's director of photog-
les, a top Florida-based
er whose credits include
on the restoration of the
ture film by Sony Pic-
Cave, several National
lentaries as well as natu-
for the History Channel,
d the Discovery Channel.
Andros, Grand Bahama,
Sand New Providence,
e perfect everything for
Skills said. "Deep com-

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TV Special From Page 10

plex labyrinths, fresh water and salt water
caves that blow your mind with unusual
life forms. The blue holes of Abaco are
magically diverse and multi-dimensional.
There's no place on Earth like it."
Skiles is a high school graduate who
began exploring caves in the Bahamas in
1978 with the late Dennis Williams, an
engineer who was stationed at NASA's
downrange tracking station on Grand Ba-
hama during the Apollo space programme.
It was Williams who explored the longest
underwater cave system in The Bahamas -
the six-mile-long Lucayan Cavern.
Interestingly, that record is about to be
broken by an underwater cave system on
Abaco. According to Brian Kakuk, the ex-
pedition will soon be able to connect Dan's
Cave with Ralph's Cave, making this sys-
tem 30 percent longer than the Lucayan
Cavern.
"I have worked everywhere in the Ba-
hamas but Abaco is special," Kakuk said.
"And all of this research is designed to
give people the big picture why we should
care about a hole in the ground. These blue
holes are probably the last place on Earth
you can physically go to explore. They are
truly a last frontier, and our team is thor-
oughly documenting this frontier for the
first time."
The National Geographic television
special will be produced in cooperation
with PBS' award-winning Nova series, the
highest rated science series on television.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic
Society is one of the world's largest non-
profit scientific and educational organi-
zations, reaching more than 325 million
people a month through its magazines,
cable channel, books, websites and school
publishing programmes.


SouthAbaco News 1


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Cool library
Our library has a brand new air condi-
tioner, thanks to some very special friends
of Cherokee. Why not drop by, take a load
off your feet, cool off and discover the joys
of reading a good book. It is stocked with
fiction and non-fiction books, biographies,
history and reference books as well as lots
of magazines; in other words, something
for everyone, even children's books.
Many settlements in The Bahamas, do
not have a public library, but ours has been
here for as long as anyone can remember
and we think it was first built somewhere
in the early 1930's and has helped to edu-
cate some very successful Cherokee men
and women over the years. There is no
reason not to take advantage of it now.
Flea market still
in the planning
Cherokee residents are hard at work
cleaning house, pulling stuff down from
the attic, out of closets and out from un-
der the bed for their community-wide yard
sale. Old stuff, new stuff, unusual stuff,
even some "one-of-a-kind stuff. There
will be bargains galore including food and
drink stalls, too. So, why not make a day
of it and plan a trip to Cherokee on Dis-
covery Day, October 12 starting atlla.m.
We'll be looking for you.
Church gets coat of paint
Epworth gets a new paint job to start
the new church year as well as kick-off its
annual Missionary Auction and Meeting.
Carl Campbell, a lay-preacher with Eb-


enezer Methodist Church and a guidance
councilor at Queen's College in Nassau,
will be preaching the sermon on Sep-
tember 6th. Rev. Charles Sweeting will
be holding a Lay-Preacher's Seminar on
September 12th at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews
Methodist Church in Dundas and the Auc-
tion will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday
on the Mission House steps in Cherokee.
We expect there will be the usual prize
fruits and vegetables, some delicious pies
and cakes, fudge and homemade ice cream
for people to bid on. If the weather holds,
we hope to have a good turnout and be
able to reach this year's goal for missions.
The message on Sunday will be given
by a long time friend of Cherokee, Rev.
Charles Sweeting.
Back to school
I actually believe I heard some of the
students say they were glad to be back in


school. They still have the same uniforms,
but ties have been added to the ensemble to
be worn on special occasions.
The work done this past summer on the
building itself has really perked up the stu-
dent's surrounds, too. Besides the new
kitchen and bathrooms, they have all new
fans, newly painted schoolrooms, chalk-
boards, filing cabinets, chairs and desks as
well as a freshly painted school building.
All very impressive. I understand we owe
a great big "Thank You" for all these reno-
vations to the local Ministry of Education.
We always appreciate any help we can get.
Methodist minister, Rev. Joseph, came
to school the first day with his wife, Pa-
treece. They brought new school bags for
all the students from Commonwealth Bank.
He was there for the whole assembly, said
a prayer, sang a song and told a story.


The Cherokee Sound Primary School students line up to begin their day at school. They
now have newly painted rooms, new furniture and equipment.









Maxwell's is due to open in December


By Julian Lockhart
After much anticipation and rumors
surrounding the opening of the new Max-
well's Store, owner Chad Sawyer said they
are hoping to open in December 2009 and
are even considering changing the name to
Price Right as they reconfigure their entire
operation.
The original Maxwell's store burnt
down last year and Mr. Sawyer thought
they would have already had the new store
built. He said, "I don't think I have an em-
pire and I have heard people refer to it as
a monopoly, but they need to look up the
meaning of a monopoly. A monopoly is
when no one else is allowed to do some-
thing. We are shooting to be open in De-
cember and some of the delay was we orig-
inally started out with a metal building, and
then we switched to concrete walls and that
takes a lot longer. But our insurance rate
will be less and thus will keep the grocer-
ies less. We quickly scrambled and started
drawing up plans. My being so naive into


thinking Bahamians would be motivated to
work, I thought we could have it done in
six months and that was my ambition and
still is," he added.
The new store will be 65,000 square
feet with an extra 5,000 square feet of
mezzanine space above the main floor.
The building is located on six acres with
parking space for 120 vehicles at any one
time. There will be 33,000 square feet of
actual shopping area which will offer the
consumer wider aisles, more comfortable
shopping experiences and a lot more vari-
ety of products. The store will have double
the refrigerated boxes that were at the old
Maxwell's.
Mr. Sawyer said there have been a lot
of rumors circulating around that there will
be a Wendy's or McDonald's and even a
movie theatre in the new store. However,
these rumors are all unfounded.
Furniture Plus in New Providence called
Mr. Sawyer looking for space, and a lease
agreement was drawn up. It will be taking


The parking lot for the new Maxwell's Supermarket is being prepared for a concrete fin-
ish. It will be able to hold 120 cars. The building will also house a Furniture Plus store,
a furniture company that presently has stores in Freeport and Nassau.


20,000 square feet in the new store. Fur-
niture Plus is planning to be in business by
November to catch the Christmas season.
Mr. Sawyer said he decided to think
green like everyone else is doing and de-
cided not to use asphalt on the parking lot.
He will concrete the entire lot. It is not that
much more money, but there will not be
any oil running off and the lighting at night
on the concrete parking lot is a third less


By Julian Lockhart
Chad Sawyer and his partners have
come a long way in creating a strong and
impressive business plan. He has gone
from a couple thousand square feet of
store space to over 120,000 square feet of
combined store and warehouse space in 10
years. Despite Mr. Sawyer stating that he
does not have a grocery empire on Abaco,
he has definitely created job opportunities
for over 100 Abaconians as well as offer-
ing a wide range of products at the same
time.
Price Right opened on August 13th,
2001, after Golden Harvest burnt down.
The empty building Mr. Sawyer was plan-
ning to move Sawyer's Soft Drinks into
was quickly turned into a supermarket to
handle the demands of a growing Marsh
Harbour.
That store was 8,400 square feet at the
time, and he added another 5,500 square
feet. In July 2006 Mr. Sawyer bought
Solomon's Super Centre which he named
Maxwell's after Maxwell Town, the town
adjoining Marsh Harbour in the late 1700s.
After Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne
flooded Price Right in September 2005,


than on the asphalt. To add to the green
effect he will go with a polished concrete
look on his inside floors. It is a no-wax
floor requiring no chemicals. It will need
buffing only twice a year and all of this is
part of his plan to go green. He has plans
to add trees to the parking lot. They will be
native trees so they survive and also trees
Please see Maxwells Page 20


Mr. Sawyer bought a parcel of land to
build a new store, but that was put on the
back burner after he purchased Solomon's,
operating it as Maxwell's.
In April 2009 he leased the building
where Cost Right was located and re-
opened it as Save-a-lot. He has the Save-
A-Lot brands that will be carried in the
new store.
Mr. Sawyer said, "We did a price com-
parison of all the Save-A-Lot brands and
the national brands. We matched them
up, ran them through the register and the
Save-A-Lot brands, which are good quality
stuff, cost 40 percent less than the national
brands. Our plan is to have the new store
feature the Save-a-Lot brands with some
of the club pack stuff that people buy," he
added.
There are plans for expansion of the
new store. A half acre of land is reserved
on the road that can be used for a major
fast food restaurant in the future.
After the new store is open, the plan is
to close Price Right for two months to give
it a head to toe cleaning, polish the floors
and paint, then reopen with all three stores
operating at the same time.


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2 Bedrooms, I Bath-
838 s.f Guest House
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- .- i 43800 s5_f- II1 Acres
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3 BedroomsC I /2 Baths

500 s. Porches Decks
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2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
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1.300 s.a Residence.
-I Bedrooms. I Bath.
224 s..f Guest Cottage
-- -Playhouse" with bar
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Local fisherman

upset over turtle ban
By Canishka Alexander synthetic can make a guitar
Kenny Long, the owner of Long's Land- turtle shell," Mr. Long expl
ing Seafood, is furious. And he feels like ever, he is puzzled about hov
he has every right to be. law came into effect because 1
On September 1 the Ministry of Agri- fisheries officer two weeks ai
culture and Marine Resources amended about catching turtles and
its fishing regulations to protect all marine could catch them. "The next
turtles in the Bahamas. The amendment they passed a law in two days
prohibits the harvesting, possession, mo- can't catch turtles," he said.
lestation of marine turtle nests and pur- Mr. Long said he has been
chase and sale of turtles, their parts and meat since he was a young
eggs. Previously, there were measures put can't just come up with a law 1
in place to protect the hawksbill turtle in know, I never sell turtles. V
1986 in an effort to conserve and preserve a turtle, I always share it w
the species. ily members. I can't stop eatii
"People weren't using the turtle for added.
food; they were exploiting the turtles and He admits that he has no prol
using their shells to make jewelry. They law in light of it protecting the
also used them for guitar picks nothing er, his issue lies with not being
a turtle even if he h


Kenny Long of Marsh Harbour is very upset
the ban on taking turtles. He is shown here
hawksbill shell of a turtle that washed up on
after Hurricane Betsy in 1965.


pick like a
ained. How-
v quickly the
he spoke to a
go to inquire
was told he
thing I knew
telling us we
eating turtle
boy. "They
ike this. You
Vhen I catch
ith my fam-
ng turtle," he
blem with the
turtles. Rath-
able to catch
s a openuineP


need to feed himself and his family.
He said he and a few other fisher-
men objected to the amendment on
August 1, despite the government's
claim of engaging in extensive con-
sultations with the public. "People
put in a lot of letters, but we were
told it wasn't enough," he argued.
"Human intervention is good in
some things because there are al-
ready so many turtles in the harbour
that they're being run over by boats
or the sharks are eating them. I find
them all the time chopped up from
the propellers. You can't go out of
the harbour without seeing them."
t over He said Bahamians need to start
with a standing up for their rights and
shore stop letting foreigners tell them
what to do. "We're capable of


By Julian Lockhart
Abaco fishermen can no longer harvest
turtles or their eggs because of a ban that
went into effect on September 1. There
will not be any further eating of turtle
meat or eggs in the Bahamas.
The government had planned to intro-
duce this ban on January 1st of this year,
but the date was pushed back as they
sought consultation from local fisherman
and persons in the different communities.
Minister of Agriculture and Marine
Resources Larry Cartwright said, "We
have mounted consultation through-
out the islands and we ended up going
through the various islands having meet-
ings. The last leg of that concluded on
July 3." Meetings were held on Abaco,
Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and Exuma
with fisherman and other people who
wished to comment on the proposed ban.
Min. Cartwright said conservation of
marine resources is very important and
the government of The Bahamas will do


controlling our own country," he said.
He reminisced on Hurricane Betsy which
made landfall on September 5, 1965, giving
a vivid description of what took place on the
beaches of Abaco. "All the turtles washed
up on the shore. We had no electricity, no
meat. All we had was turtle," he said. "That
was one time when if we didn't eat turtle,
we wouldn't have had anything to eat." He
still has a hawksbill turtle shell in his keep-
ing as a tangible memory of that day.
Mr. Long said he met with representa-
tives from Friends of the Environment and
the Department of Fisheries to propose a
system where a permit could be granted
to catch turtles even if only for personal
consumption and bring them landed whole
and alive. The turtle could be inspected,


whatever it takes to protect the future of
the Bahamas.
A local Abaco fisherman who wished
to remain nameless said, "I understand
that they want to conserve the envi-
ronment and the local wildlife, but it
shouldn't be done at the detriment of
people's livelihood. We do not over fish
turtles. It is one thing to say you can only
catch turtles between this time period, but
to say you can't at all is wrong. Myself as
well as a lot of other Bahamians love the
taste of turtle meat, and there is nothing
better for some people," he added.
Michael Braynen, Director of Marine
Resources, explained that last Novem-
ber the government announced plans to
change the regulations governing marine
turtles in The Bahamas to provide more
protection with the ultimate goal of pro-
hibiting capture. He said the department
has been working to spread that message
of the government's intention throughout
the country to get public feedback.


the permit would be stamped and Mr. Long
felt this would be a good way for them to
regulate the turtles being caught.
The system would offer scientific re-
search, and he believes in educating our
children. He remembers when he used to
have an underwater pen at his dock which
had a tiger shark, grouper, turtles, lobsters
and other marine life. "A marine biology
class used to come and do their research. It
was very interesting and looked so nice in
the night with all the lights," he recalled.
Mr. Long said there needs to be more
concentration on the lionfish that are in the
Bahamian waters eating our native fish par-
ticularly the lane snappers. "That's where
there they need to focus their attention," he
concluded.


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Keeping it Th34-anw-coiv in the islands!


Before the doors of the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company even I
opened, its owner James "Jimmy" Sands was making waves in his mom's
native home, Grand Bahama.


. Starting with a fun "Name Those Beers" competition,
'. Grand Bahamians had a chance to win $3,000 to
help find the name for the brewery's first brew;
Sand there wasn't even a brewery yet!

During the competition Jimmy was busy building
Shis dream. He and his Bahamian investors
consulted well-known German brewing company,
BREWTECH, whose success in setting up local breweries
around the Caribbean, Africa and
South America had made them I
a perfect fit for Grand Bahama's
state-of-the art brewery. Hethen
hired an ALL-BAHAMIAN crew. I


He was emphatic about one
__ ~thing and one thing only; "we
are making this brewery TRULY
BAHAMIAN." Feeling that "island
boys" just weren't getting the credit they deserved, he
set out to prove that Bahamians are capable of doing
what other international breweries can do. Maybe do
even better and without all the "exclusive benefits".


In late 2007 the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was
officially opened by the Right Honourable
Prime Minster of The Bahamas, Hubert i
Alexander Ingraham, along with the Sands
family. The 60,000 square foot brewery
is located on 20 acres of land at the
intersection of Queen's Highway and Grand
Bahama Highway. Back in the liquor business
again, Jimmy set out to launch his Bahamian
sensation!

SANDS beer was launched on December
15th, 2007 and was brewed to quench the
Bahamian thirst for a specific definitive flair
that was missing in the beer market. Sands
was due to be distributed in Grand Bahama
only but by early January 2008, it was a
national brand! Happily proving to Jimmy
what he knew all along "we island boys can do it!" In early 2008, t
Bahamian Brewery team and owners had launched a truly Bahamian isla
beer that was becoming the hit of the nation.


With a beautiful operational brewery at his
disposal, the brewery team decided to create
"Triple B", a natural malt drink. Sold via Asa
H Pritchard Distributors, Triple B has become
another truly Bahamian product that tastes great
and is competitively priced.


--Adding to their product offering in late 2008, the
Bahamian Brewery team created a truly Bahamian
stout. STRONG BACK was a hit with its target beer connoisseur who loves the
dark flavour with the strongest or stoutest taste.
As the saying goes, "it keeps you going all night!" =


This summer, the Bahamian Brewery launched,
and is now distributing, its fourth product
SANDS LIGHT. "We were constantly asked
when we were making a light beer,"says Donny
Delahey the Brewery Manager. "Many tourists
ask for light beer and now Bahamians want a
great beer but with a lower calorie count." The
latest truly Bahamian beer has just hit the beer market
and is already getting rave reviews for staying true to
its original taste while keeping the calories and
carbs low!


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team has been steadily growing from 14 employees to just over 60. The
brewery has also expanded its operation into Nassau, opening a capital-based
distribution centre at Kelly's Liquor Store on Wulff road in April of this year.
This new distribution centre and the brewery in Grand Bahama are also the
collection points for the brewery's ongoing recycling of bottles programme. Of
S course, you can also purchase any of the four brewery products at any Bristol
Wines & Spirits locations, Simms Brothers and your truly Bahamian outlets.

Earlier this year the brewery also opened a logo shop, located next to Jimmy's
Liquor store in Grand Bahama, to promote their truly Bahamian souvenirs and
fg ,,gifts. This will of course come in handy with the brewery onsite tours expected
S to start for the winter tourism season. With all the contributions they have
brought to the Bahamas, the brewery has become an integral part of the
residential communities on many of the islands by sponsoring cultural events
and charitable organisations.


What's next for this budding brewer? That's for Jimmy to know and for us to
figure out. One thing is for sure: he has stuck to his game plan -Truly Bahamian.
& As Jimmy likes to tell his partners, "What's made here, stays here!"


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September 15, 2009


Obituaries of Family and Friends


The funeral service for Felix Swain,
58, formerly of Moore's Island, was held
on August 29 in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Interment was also in Freeport.
He is survived by his wife Elsie Swain;
daughters Phyllis, Felicia and Lauralee
Swain; sons Quincy Swain, Robert and
Renaldo Swain; grandchildren Rashekia
Swain, Wade "Tony" Gray, Jasmine Bain,
Robyn, Robert Jr., Jeremia, Daquan, Ru-
bin and Ashley Swain, Freddie Basden,
Phylia and Jhaden Saunders, Demetrius
Henfield, Latisha and Lashawn Bev-
ans and Leonardo Swain; sisters lzetha
Bartlett and Annamae Cornish; brother
Roger Austin Swain; nieces Anishka, Ber-
nadette and Marilyn Bartlett, Vanessa and
Sabrina Cornish, Evan, Rojette, Lakresha
and Desiree "DeeDee" Swain; nephews
Calvin Bartlett, Edward Greene, Steven
and Gregory Swain; aunts Edith Clarke,
Leonie and Menerva Davis; uncles La-
bon, Henzel, Kenneth and Ronnie Davis;
mother-in-law Enith Dean; daughter-in-
law Melinda Swain; sisters-in-law Victo-
ria Russell, Dr. Hazel Ekwueme, Shanise
Henderson and Florine Dean; brothers-
in-law Elcott Bartlett, Cornelius "Sonny"
Cornish, Maxwell, Pedro, Zendle, Dwain
and Burton Dean, Marvin Russell, Dr. Do-
natus Ekwueme and Joseph Henderrson;
cousins Louise Cornish, Elma Curry,
Emmaline Butler, Isamae Dawkins, Leo-
tha McDonald, Ina and Leonard Knowles,
Iceland Hanna, Patrick Swain, Olga Da-
vis, Violet and Rozena Swain, Mispah
Johnson, Florence Stuart, Dedre Smith,
Cindy Burrows, Lillian Laing, Patsy Da-
vis, Lisa Moss, Donna Lowe, Misty Pin-
der, Patricia and Carla Clarke, Edarnae,
Helen and Barbara Davis, William Swain,


Roland Swain, Salathiel Swain, Ivan and
Neville Stuart, Edison, Rodney, Weldon,
Buster, Virgil, Aaron and Jermaine Da-
vis, Ernest and Timothy Clarke, Alexan-
der and Leslie Stuart and Loretta Davis;
god children Inez Pinder and Larissa Gib-
son; and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Sidney Al-
exander Cornish, affectionately called
"Beef," 56, of Treasure Cay, was held on
September 5 at Revival Time Pentecostal
Church of God in Cooper's Town. Bishop
Cedric Bullard assisted by other ministers
officiated and interment followed in the
Public Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
He is survived by his wife Terry Cor-
nish; children Romero and Leonardo
Cornish; stepchildren Keisha Rolle and
Aniska Cooper; stepmother Vivian Cor-
nish; brothers Ivan Bonaby, Charles Ad-
derley, Silvan Cornish, Daniel, Brian and
Tyrone Bootle, Rudolph, Lenward; Ed-
dison, Clyde and Wesley Cornish; sisters
Genalee Bootle, Evamae Reckley, Florina
Cornish and Elaine Baillou; grandchildren
Tasha Rolle, Aquasha and Ari Cornish;
nieces Patrice, Dedrie and Donnel Cor-
nish, Chrystal Bootle, Tanya Cornish, Te-
shara Adderley, Tonya, Myzpah, Sherry,
Tracey, Nyosha, Lakeisha, Vanessa, Car-
mel, Lenvita, Sharron, Anshea, Ravonne,
Niguesha, Kevelyn, Pauline, Shendeka,
Mikgile, Monalisa, Kera, Dorsha, le-
sha, Clyoesha, Charmequa, Lenae and
Annanette; nephews Clyde, Thaddeus,
Terrel, Michael and Lionel Cornish Jr.,
Sherman Bonaby, Julius, Valentino, Car-
dinal and Brian Bootle Jr., Enrico Adder-
ley, Tory, Lenward Jr., Fredrick, Jared,
Casey, Eddison Jr., Ashton, Jeno, Edino,
Steve, Angleno, Giovanni, Nigel Jr., Sha-


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Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
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Inland Lot -Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f
lot near sandy Atlantic beaches, native vegetation,
Good road access. REDUCED TO $19,900.
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"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
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Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
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Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.

CASUARINA POINT
ResidentialLot 1, Block3 # 1463 10,000 s/fparcel
with nearby beach access to sandy Casuarina Beach. All
utilities available. Priced to sell quickly. $39,900.


quille, Paul Jr., Jaron, Marcel, Miguel,
Makeo, Tyrone, Patrick, Keno, Fabian
and Wesley Jr.; aunts Susiemae Longly,
Mary Whylly, Rosemary, Jessiemae and
Ruthmae Reckley; uncles Donald and
Benjamin Cornish, Alexander, Samuel,
Emmanuel and Dancel Reckley; stepson-
in-law Patrick Rolle; sisters-in-law Em-
ily Cornish, Uneta Bonaby and Monica
Adderley, Naomi and Fredericka Bootle,
Lane and Charmaine Cornish, Genevieve
Dean, Mable Pinder, Betty Johnson, Eliza
Symonette and Emily Culmer; brothers-
in-law Nigel Bootle, Samuel Jr., Sidney,
Anthony, Vernon and Elliott Cooper,
Leroy Penchion, Aaron Johnson, Drexel
Pinder, Glen Culmer, Vinance Dean and
Dewitt Symonette; nephews-in-law; niec-
es-in-law; uncle-in-law; and many other
relatives.
The funeral service for Sybile Agatha
Huyler-Williams, 74, of Treasure Cay
was held in Nassau on September 5. Rev..
Stafford M. Symonette officiated assisted
by Rev. Cyril Sands and Rev. Patrick
Paul. Interment was in Nassau.
She is survived by sons Nathaniel,


Moraya, Abramham, Stephen, Peter and
Leo Williams and Bernard Paul; daugh-
ters Rosanna Forbes, Clarice Wildgoose,
Nurse Isabella Ruby Thompson, Patrica
and Monique Williams; grandchildren Ja-
phael, Nivea, Nathaniel and Nathan Wil-
liams, John Jr., Leslie and Johnell Forbes,
Miranda Felecia and Emmise Williams,
Ninja Albury, Racquel and Shantel Wild-
goose, Javon McKinney, Clint Johnson,
Santana Williams, Peter Jr., Charo,
Samuel and Charity Williams, Ambrose
Jr. and Symone Thompson, Alexander
and Donavan Paul, Cecily, Miquel, Daria
and Geran; son-in-law Ambrose Thomp-
son Sr.; daughters-in-law Leanne Yvonne
Paul, Michelle, Elva, Claudia, Shavonne
and Eve Williams; brothers Ernest and
Livingstone Huyler; adopted sister Neth-
ilee Bodie; adopted children Rev. Staf-
ford and Lucy Symonette, Rev. Cyril and
Lavaugh Sands and Dale Storr; sister-in-
law lonie Huyler; nieces; nephews; and
many other relatives and friends.


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frontage. Boat davits installed. $238,950.

#704 10,400 s/felevated canal lotw/104' deepweater
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.

# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' ofroad
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach
S96,500.
567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevatedridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.


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TREASURE CAY
"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
OWNERFINANCING AVAILABLE! $7,849,000.
"Argyll House" #483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/fOcean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional residential lots.
REDUCED TO S3,995,000.
"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.
"Sandpiper" # 1265- Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. Adjacent lot also available. $2,357,000.
"Tranquilihy" # 1307 -4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" #317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"FinalApproac" # 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. REDUCED TO $1,990,000.

"Windward Palms" # 1454- Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/funderroof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 100 .82 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air beach ho JA rage on 2 lots
totaling 28,252 s/f. tiefurbished, tastefully
furnished. 180' 1 lYL eachfiont. $1,725,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469-3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot Hose" Rock Point# 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfi-ont home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roofon 18,800 s/fparcel,
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Seaclusion # 1348 4 bed, 3 bath furnished home,
including efficiency apartment on 15,200 s/fparcel on
Windward Beach. 1.810 s/f under roof. 95' sandy beach
frontage. Exceptional sea views. $999,999.

"Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009- 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5,2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closestto 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 2047-# 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.


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TREASURE CAY
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed. 4 bath 2,000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370-3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/fcomfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views fiom most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $599,950.
Sand Dollar Condo # 7- #1456- 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
course. $490,000.
Atlantis#2215-# 1471-2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "end unit" condo on Brigantine
Bay. Includes 2 storage units and finger dock, well
maintained, great water views. $485,000.

Royal Palm # 2304- # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo directly overlooking
marina. Includes boat slip. Rental history $403,000.

Atlantis Condo #2202-# 987 -2 bed,2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
$465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
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.
Beach Villa 703# 1209 2 bed, 2 bath 885 s/f furnished
villa close to beach, marina, restaurants & shopping area.
Great rental income potential. $349,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 454 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, poolside condo $295,000,
#985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed, 1 bath 2 Ievel unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
# 455 1 bed, I bath, ground level, poolside. $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres
with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure
Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach &
sea views. $1,510,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay level
& cleared beach lotof 12,600 s/fwith 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & Canal LotPackage #941- Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f with
approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (1.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460' depth. Superiorbuilding lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.


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Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid 44,600
s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach frontage of
suger-white fine sand. All utilities available. Spectacular
sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 -23,151 s/f
parcel with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of
Abaco. All utilities available. $843,000.

Windward Beach # 999 I2,750/T ch front parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea ofAI& An utilities available,
great building s t1 $599,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfi-ont parcel with
106' of bulkheaded deep water frontage. Includes dock &
dolphin pilings, protected dockage, All utilities available.
Superb water views. $525,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. All utilities
available. Panoramic water views. $465,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. All utilities
available. Superb views along Galleon Bay. $460,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal parcel with
100'+ofsea-walled & protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 -2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head &
generous 140'depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
EACH $299,950.
Galleon Bay #422- Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davitpilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1208 Large 20,920 s/f canal parcel with
seawall & 90'+deep water )L& dolphin pilings. All
utilities available fiMc building lot,.spectacu lar
water view g Galleon Bay. $299,950.
Windward Beach Drive Sea View Parcel # 1353 -
Excellent 11,090 s/f residential parcel. Level building
envelope, all utilities available. Short walk to both
Windward Beach & Treasure Cay Beach. $120,000.
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot- # 1341 11,151
s/fresidential parcel with 130' ofgolfcourse frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
MARSH HARBOUR
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/Fof
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
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.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.


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Accomplishments of Abaco schools


Provided by the Education Office
Department of Education Abaco District
congratulates all administrators, teachers,
parents, students and stakeholders for the
many successes during the past school
year, 2008/2009.
Thank you for embracing our One Goal:
Excellence for Each Student in Each Class-
room in Each School.
Amy Roberts Primary School
* Abaco District Top Achievement Awards
for prior school year; awarded in January
2009 to the top student in each grade.
* Primary School Academic Youth Awards
- Grade 6 Students.
* First ever Miss and Little Miss Amy
Roberts Primary School Talent and Beauty
Pageant
* Grade Two Spelling Bee Winner Alyssa
Bethel
* Grade Three student Quinton Charlton
and Grade One student Cory DeMario
each placed 4th in their grade level Spell-
ing Bees
* Students participated in a Book Parade
through the settlement to promote literacy
* Grade 6 Primary School Student of the
Year Award Semi-Finalist Rebecca Roberts
* Island-wide Community Clean-up in con-
junction with Reef Relief
* Assisted, contributed and participated in
the Island Roots Heritage Festival
* Participated in the fish tagging program
with Friends of the Environment Grade 4
students William Phillips and Nathan Rob-
erts
Central Abaco Primary
* Placed 2nd and 3rd in grade 6 Spelling Bee.
* Placed 1st and 3rd in grade 5 Spelling Bee.
* Won 1st place and placed 2nd in Rotary
Speech Competition
* Won District General Knowledge Com-
petition.
* Won District Mathematics Competition.
* 1st place in District Religious Knowledge
Competition.


* Placed 2nd in National Religious Knowl-
edge Competition.
Cherokee Sound Primary School
* Achieving the top District Reading/
Comprehension Scores for the 2007-2008
Rigby Read Exam in Grades 4 and 5
* Tremendous improvement in two of our
slow readers
* Taking part in even more competitions
than the previous year
* The success and accomplishments of our
new Grade 1-2 teacher, Catherine Owens
* The hard work and dedication of the ma-
jority of our students to their studies
* Winning the Cleanest Settlement in
South Abaco Award our cleaning up re-
ally paid off!
* Our parents continued support and as-
sistance in school functions and activities
Cooper's Town Primary School
* First place in Grade 4 spelling Bee.
* First ever all-boys/all-girls seminar fa-
cilitate by Guidance Counsellor
* Improved attendance at PTA meeting
* Improved student attendance at school
* Improved punctuality on the part of stu-
dents
* Improved GLAT results for Grade 6
* Improved co-operation among students
* Improved relationship among stakehold-
ers of school
Crossing Rocks Primary School
* Gave canned goods and food to the el-
derly and needy in our community for
Thanksgiving.
* Participated in District Spelling Bee
Competitions Grades 2, 4, 5
* Participated in the Math Competition
* Participated in the General Knowledge
Competition
* Planted trees for Earth Day
* Participated in the One Bahamas Parade
* Students participated in Friends of the
Environment field trip and Fish Tagging
Competition
* The school hosted its Annual Easter Fair


Cyber Learning Center
* First 12th Grade Graduation graduated
5 students
* Winner of the High School Science Fair
* Second Place of the Junior High School
Science Fair
* Acquired land for the building of the school
Every Child Counts School
* 95 percent of our students progressed in
the Progressive Reading Stream
* 14 students took place in local weekly
apprenticeships for the year
* Micro Business initiative was begun with
older more disabled students in assembling
and selling utensil packets
* Initiation of students with special needs
participating in sports competitions and
Special Olympics events
* Progressive Reading Stream students
wrote and performed their own drama
about having disabilities and attending
ECC expansion of creative writing and
arts curriculum
* Expansion of life skills curriculum in-
cluding cooking classes
* Expansion of classrooms with the help
of volunteers to now accommodate 100
students with developmental disabilities or
learning disabilities
* Continued free testing monthly of strug-
gling students
* Networking with Rollins College to ex-
pand technology
* Strengthening of staff in supporting our
Leveled Behavior System
Fox Town Primary
* Significant improvement in GLAT Grade
3 Writing
* Improvement at Grade 6 in all subject areas
* Reduction in disruptive behaviour among
students
* Improvement in literacy levels resulting
from the Ten Week Literacy Initiative
* Increased punctuality rating for students
Great Guana Cay Primary
* Award recipient: Chloe Bethel for out-


standing academic performance: 2008-
2009
* Completion of 100 Day of School Skills
and Performance Unit
* Commonwealth Day Presentation of
Student Research Information
* Friends of the Environment: Reef Talk
and Presentation of Exhibit
* Completion of School's Literacy and
Reading Programme
* Literacy Awareness Grade Level Read-
A-Book Competition.
* Environmental Awareness: Recycle-A-
Can Campaign.
* Academic achievement of Grade Level
Skills for Abaco District 2008-2009
Hope Town Primary School
* Keep Abaco Beautiful Award Winner -
Education category
* You Tube Video shoot competition Win-
ner UNESCO Sandwatch
* Attended a Youth Climate Change Con-
ference in Barbados
* Attended the Caribbean Youth Environ-
mental Networks Conference on Climate
Change and Water Use in Grenada
* Placed 1st and 2nd in Recycling Contest
sponsored by Friends of the Environment
* District Spelling Bees Madisyn Cole
and Anna Albury each brought home 2nd
place trophies
* Samantha "Charlie" Cash received the
highest grade in the District Grade 2 Na-
tional Literacy Exam
* Our radio chip tagged school master
fish Master Blaster won First Place and
a computer
* Natasha Albury placed 12th out of 114
entries from schools all over the Bahamas
and received a nice scholarship for high
school
* All Abaco School Perry Cook Memorial
Swim Meet High Point Primary trophy
and Awards

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They excelled in academics,


School From Page 78
James A. Pinder Primary School
* Attended educational and professional
workshops and seminars
* Greater participation in positive commu-
nity development activities
* Improved PTA participation in school
and district activities
* Students participated in some national
events
Man-O-War Primary School
* 20 students read over 50,000 pages. One
student won a bike in our reading marathon
contest.
* Attended Eric Cork's writing workshop
and improved their writing
* Won a second place and a third place at
the Earth Day Competition
* Top scores in the Abaco District on the
Rigby Reading Exam
* Felicia Roberts earned the highest overall
GLAT scores in the District
* Our students won trophies, medals and
ribbons in swimming and Optimist sailing
competitions
* Students participated in the District Lit-
eracy Initiative
* Brandon Weatherford and Johnnie Bethel
II placed 1st and 3rd in national art contests
* 75 percent of the students achieved the
Honour Roll
* Visited with the Prime Minister and had
dinner with the Deputy Prime Minister
Treasure Cay Primary School
* Teacher's Appreciation was celebrated
when teachers recived gifts.
* Scholastic Book Club has been reinstated.
* School raised funds to assist with the hur-
ricane relief of the schools in Inagua
* Grades 4-6 participated in the Coastal


Awareness Cleanup Campaign
* Minister's Reading Club was established
* Participated in the Youth Month March
in Marsh Harbour
* Participated it the North Abaco One Ba-
hamas Celebration
* Thanksgiving service was held and stu-
dents brought in canned goods to give to
the needy in the community
* School Christmas concert was held on
the basketball court
* Students attended the community concert
* Arts and Craft show was held.
* A Reading Character Parade was held
* Commonwealth Day Assembly was held.
* Students attended the Billfish Tourna-
ment in Treasure Cay
Abaco Central High School
* Sasha Davis received honorable mention
for BJC passes at the Ministry of Educa-
tion's National Awards
* Raphael St. Hill and Shalna Blanc placed
third and honourable mention for US Em-
bassy's Martin Luther King Competition
* Grade 12 students won the Abaco Geo-
graphical Information Systems Competition
* Students placed 2nd in both the Junior
and Senior Abaco District Math and Sci-
ence Competition
* Senior students placed second in Friends
of the Environment Earth Day Competition
* Vandricka Dawkins placed first in the
"Agri Expo" first beverage competition in
Nassau
* Our students won three gold and two bronze
medals at the North Andros Track Meet
* Top Family Island School at the High
School Nationals
* Female basketball team placed second in
the HOYTES Invitational on Grand Bahama
* Won the High School Inter-school


sports, community events
Track Meet in Abaco for the second con- Vincea Coakley (Gr. 12) placed first in
secutive year the Rotary and Jr. Achievement Speech
Agape Christian School Competition
* Dimitri Albury and Clint Albury ob- Alexzandra Phillpot (Gr. 8) placed first
tained a B in BGCSE Electrical Installation in the Junior High Division of the Earth
* Senior High Boys (Agape Eagles) took Day Science Fair
first place and Senior High Girls took sec- Chamon McIntosh (Gr. 11) and Stepha-
ond place in the volleyball championship nie Sweeting (Gr. 11) were Foreign Lan-
* First ever in Abaco, Dinner Theater guage Cadet Corps participants
"Meet Me at Lugi's," a play directed by Giovanni Coakley (Gr. 10) placed first in
Courtnee Romer the Green Turtle Cay Roots Heritage Festi-
* Basketball tournaments with champion- val logo competition
ships held in Grace Gym. Agape Christian Amy Mackey (Gr. 11) was designated as
School senior girls took first place. Abaco's Junior Minister of Tourism
* 1st place in the Grade 6 Spelling Bee, 3rd Parent Teacher Association held several
place in the District National Spelling Bee dinners and fund raisers in aid of the school
and earned a $1,000 scholarship with the Grade 8 travelled to Nassau for an excit-
Foundation for Primary Students ing Social Studies Field trip.
* 3rd place in Primary Religious Studies Mary E. Albury High School
Speech Competition Students held two drama productions for
* First and Third Place in Grade One the community.
Spelling Bee Students competed and did well in the
* Grade 4 Miller Albury and Donte Rich- swim meet.
ard took first place in the Inter-school Sci- Students held weekend prayer meetings
ence Fair to strengthen their relationship with each
* Annual School Fair was the best ever other and God.
* Business Program began and Spanish Students participated in regular commu-
was re-introduced nity clean-up.
* 2nd place in primary division interschool Students contributed over 300 hours of
swim meet service to the community.
* Participated in the national track and The Riley-Braun building was constructed.
field events in Nassau in May Moore's Island All-Age
* Grade twelve class 2009 largest graduat- 92 percent of the students obtained grade
ing class point averages of D and above.
Forest Heights Academy High school placed second in the BNGIS
* Donated $3,400 for Inagua Hurricane competition held in Marsh Harbour.
Relief 8th grade spellers Briantino Fox and Van-
* Winner of High School Perry Cooke Me- essa McBride placed 2nd and 3rd place re-
morial Swim Meet spectively in District Spelling Competition.
* High School Championship in Flag Foot-
ball Please see School Page 20


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Schools adjusting to new year


School improvements noted


By Canishka Alexander
Reports are that many of the govern-
ment schools have higher enrolments and
are short staffed. This has overshadowed
the excitement of a promising school year
for some.
Principal Eunice Mills of Central Ab-
aco Primary refused to comment on the
number of teachers at the school, but con-
firmed that there are 630 students enrolled
in the school as of September 3. She had
been expecting about 800, but so far not
all the children registered have shown up.
One parent said she was told that Central
Abaco Primary lacked as many as seven or
eight teachers.
However, Lenora Black, District Super-
intendent of the Department of Education,
confirmed that there was a need for two
teachers to fill vacancies at Abaco Central
High and two at Central Abaco Primary.
"We have the names of persons who are
being redeployed to the district within the
next week," she revealed. She said teach-
ers were being moved around in the dis-
trict to where populations have increased.
In fact, she said a teacher was on the way
to one of the schools on September 4.
"While we wait, the administrator
takes responsibility to ensure that each
child receives adequate instruction. Each
administrator is a teacher; in the first in-
stance, they are trained teachers, so in no
way have the students been disadvantaged
while they await teachers," Mrs. Black
emphasized.
Another dramatic change this year was
the loss of dress-up day, which students
generally enjoyed on Fridays. They were
required to pay $1 to their home room
teacher and funds collected would go to-


ward the needs of the school. Despite the
benefits the school may have experienced,
Mrs. Black said it is a district initiative to
cut out the loss of instructional time be-
cause the students become distracted. Ac-
cording to her, the initiative has always
been in place, and all schools are directed
to comply.

Maxwell's From Page 72
that don't dirty the parking lot and destroy
people's cars.
Mr. Sawyer said, "We will sell the same
items we used to sell at the other store, like
small appliances and stuff. We have had a
lot of people fly in on a Saturday and get to
their home to find out that their microwave
doesn't work. They can come in and buy
that little item they need. The wholesale
will just be strictly walk-in and buy and
will be for people who run a restaurant or
a mom and pop store. We will not have a
deli with cooked food or anything like that,
and there will not be a bakery where they
will be making dough," he added.
When Mr. Sawyer lost Maxwell's, he
didn't let any staff member go and didn't
cut anyone back to less days a week but
kept them on a full work week. At the time
they had 120 employees and right now they
have 100 employees. Hopefully, after six
months of opening the new store he is hop-
ing to be back to 120 employees.


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* Placed second in the District Debate
Competition
* Placed first in the 4X100m relay of the
National Track and Field
* National Arts Festival Winners-School
Choir, Solo Singing
* Outstanding Academic Achievement 8
students were honoured
S. C. Bootle High School
* Committed and energetic staff and PTA
Board
* Excellent BJC results in Math and Social
Studies
* Excellent BGCSE results in Geography,
Biology, Combined Science, Physics,
Chemistry, Commerce and Office Proce-
dures
* Reading Initiatives Uninterrupted Sus-
tained Silent Reading and Grade Level
Testing
* Treasure Cay Resorts sponsored Awards/
Thanksgiving Day Ceremony
* Cash donation to Abaco Cancer Society,
Inagua Hurricane Recovery Efforts, Staff
Fire/ Accident Victims and NEMA toward
hurricane recovery efforts
* Defense Force Rangers program
* Pork, chicken and vegetable production
* One Bahamas Celebration
* Open House and Exhibition
* Environmental Initiatives can recy-
cling, tree planting, beach-community
clean-ups, Discovery Club
* District Winners District Spelling Bee
Competition, Junior and Senior Math/Sci-


ence Quiz, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Vol-
leyball, Boys' Soccer
* National Participation Abaco repre-
sentative at Spelling Bee, Third Place at
Young Chef Competition, EPS Bridge
Building Competition, Mock United Na-
tions Session (MUNS), Agriculture Expo
and Culinary Competition, National Track
and Field Competition
* All Boys' and Girls' Seminars
St. Francis de Sales School
* 2nd place in 42nd Arch Diocesan Spell-
ing Bee
* Knights of Junior High Division Spell-
ing 1st Place
* Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Pri-
mary 3rd place
* Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Junior
Division 1st and 3rd places
* Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Se-
nior Division 3rd place
* Abaco District Grade 3 Spelling Bee -
Winner
* Ministry of Health Nutrition Speech
Competition 3rd place
* Winner of Ministry of Tourism Abaco
District Junkanoo Theme Competition
* Winner of Conde Nast Essay Competi-
tion

Annual Best
Kept Yard Competition
Open to residents located in the Cen-
tral District of Abaco Entry Deadline
September 30 Applications available at
the Abaco Tourist Office


Trainers Needed,
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Programme throughout The Islands of The Bahamas
with effect from January, 2010.

Workshop areas include:
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History, Geography, Civics, Culture

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Customer Service
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September 15, 2009






The Abaconian Section A Page 21


By Samantha V. Evans
For a long time the Bahamas has held
between a D and E rating on standardized
tests and Abaco youth performed below
average as well. For several years, it has
been the goal of the Department of Edu-
cation Abaco District to improve the per-
formance on the standardized tests and this
past school year students on Abaco did a
great job on their tests. Sandy Edwards
presented the scores to the teachers and
educators at the symposium on August 26.
On the GLAT exams the grade three
students in the district are performing at 84
percent in English Language and in writ-
ing the district is performing at 73 percent.
At the grade six level in GLAT the district
is performing at a 79.5 percent in English
Language, 50 percent in writing, 68 per-
cent in mathematics, 67.5 percent in sci-
ence, and at 23 percent in social studies.
Mrs. Edwards stated that writing in grade
six must cover all types of writing to help
students improve this grade.
At the junior school level, 1255 govern-
ment school students took the BJC and 600
of them passed. In the private school 596
students entered and 484 of them passed.
At the BGCSE level, 65 percent of the
students from public schools passed them
and 68 percent of those from the private


schools passed. Mr. Leslie Rolle presented
the scores and commended the teachers for
a job well done. He told them to continue
to do what is working and fix what is not.
He spoke of forging a partnership between
the public and private schools to help dis-
trict government schools improve overall
scores on BJC and BGCSE.
Mrs. Black commended St. Francis for
having 100 percent passes. Forest Heights
had the highest scores in the district followed
by S.C. Bootle High. She stated that Long
Bay School and Smith Memorial students did
a good job this past June as well. She further
congratulated Abaco Central High School
for having 100 percent passes in seven de-
partments and 96 percent passes in two de-
partments. Two areas of concern are in the
number of incomplete course work and the
average number of exams being taken by stu-
dents. She commended the males at Abaco
Central High as 56 percent of them who sat
the BGCSE exams passed them.


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Workshop held at Methodist

Hall for facility managers


By Canishka Alexander
Continuing its theme for the 2009-
2010 school year, Excellence: A Prevail-
ing Attitude, the Department of Educa-
tion held a facility manager's workshop
at St. Andrews Methodist Hall on August
27. Lenora Black, District Superinten-
dent, explained that yardmen, janitresses
and clerical staff will now be referred
to as facility managers because the term
encompasses much of what they are re-
quired to accomplish.
Some of the managers indicated that
they had been in the school system for
more than 15 years, while others like
Leroy Thompson, senior master at Cen-
tral Abaco Primary, has exceeded the
35-year mark. However, Mr. Thompson
said he loves what he does and wouldn't
trade it for any other occupation.
Vaughan Butler is one of the newcom-
ers; he is actually carrying on the work
of his mother Emmaline Green. "I work
at Central Abaco Primary School, and
I took over the job of my mother who
passed away recently," he said. "I just
hope I can live up to her standards."


Mrs. Black requested a moment of si-
lence for the facility managers they have
lost since the last time they had met: Jeff
Mills from Central Abaco Primary; An-
gie McKinney from J.A. Pinder School;
and Emmaline Green of Central Abaco
Primary.
Mrs. Black described the facility
managers as the eyes and ears of their
schools and pointed out that they are of-
ten the first faces visitors see when they
come to schools. "You are in a district
where everyone is considered important,
and you are valued highly," Black sol-
emnly stated.
Mary Cornish, secretary of Central
Abaco Primary, introduced Simone
Bowe, human resource manager at Bak-
er's Bay, who was the keynote speaker.
Ms. Bowe called for excellence in more
workplaces in the Bahamas, and request-
ed that we combat the way Bahamians
are viewed and criticized as being lazy,
ill-mannered and tardy by adopting a
prevailing attitude of excellence.


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By Mirella Santillo
Early in the summer two students, Char-
lene Pascall from Trinidad and Samantha
Charles from Grenada, arrived on Green
Turtle Cay for a ten-week internship at
the Green Turtle Club. Their supervisor,
Sales Manager Molly McIntosh, said that
the two girls participated in every aspect
of the tourist industry, from maintenance
to house keeping and office duties, to sales
and to front desk reception. She added that
the two students involved themselves com-
pletely into their job and were a great help.
The two girls attend the University of
the West Indies in Nassau. Before leaving
on July 31st they spent a day shopping in
Marsh Harbour, visiting various boutiques
where they bought presents to take back
home. They were treated to a good-bye
lunch by Mrs. McIntosh, who said the
three of them were going to spend a lei-


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ing to Green Turtle Cay. The two students
will return to their homes to visit their fam-
ilies before resuming classes in September
for one more year.
Nineteen-year-old Denis Georgeian
from Cholet, France, a student in horticul-
ture and landscaping, needed to do a sum-
mer session in a foreign country as a credit
towards his studies. While surfing the in-
ternet, he came across the site of the Neem
Farm in South Abaco. He applied for a
one-month stay, was accepted and arrived
in Marsh Harbour at the beginning of July.
Every day for a couple of weeks, De-
nis worked on the farm taking care of the
trees and weed-wacking; he then went on
to the processing aspect of the operation,
learning how to ground the dried leaves to
make capsules and participating in the ev-
eryday running of the Neem boutique on
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Royal Bank has
By Samantha V. Evans
On August 4th Royal Bank of Canada
Marsh Harbour Bank got a new manager.
Toure Holder has been named manager of
RBC Abaco and area manager for the Fam-
ily Islands. Mr. Holder has been a banker
since 1991 and has worked in all branches
in Nassau. He started working at the bank
as a teller to earn money while he was in
college pursuing an engineering degree but
loved it so much that it soon became his
career of choice. Mr. Holder stated that
he likes the fact that he is able to serve
the people directly in this area. As his ca-
reer advanced he found himself working in
several positions. In fact, he opened this
branch originally. Before his assignment to
Abaco, he was the manager of RBC Free-
port Branch.
He is quite excited to be here and has
delved right into this new post prepared to
find better and more creative ways to meet
the objectives and needs of their clients.
Furthermore, he is prepared to help them
meet their personal goals. His key priority
is to improve customer service, to empow-


pie interested in hosting students in their
homes could register their number with the
Chamber of Commerce to facilitate the ex-
change.


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er clients
and enhance
employee
skills. Over-
all, he in-
tends to
provide bet-
ter financial
advice to cli-
ents from a Toure Ho er
more holistic
approach. He is pleased with the staff he
met here and can assure the Abaco com-
munity that as their clientele grows, the
highest caliber of staff will be brought in
to further meet their needs. Mr. Holder is
a Rotarian, has served as director of Grand
Bahama Chamber of Commerce, is RBC's
representative to Eastern Caribbean Cen-
tral Bank and the director of the Eastern
Caribbean Institute of Bankers. Mr. Hold-
er is a community-minded leader and will
do all he can to serve this community with
integrity, honor and humility.


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6 rms3 367-3980
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6 cott 367-3600


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Oeisha's Resort


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Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
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The Abaconian


Section A


Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water& Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
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
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 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 .................365-2172


Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: dswain@bahamas.com


Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266
Am erican Eagle M iam i ...................................... 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415
R egional- Freeport.................................
Sky Baham as Nassau ........................................367-0446
Southern A ir 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 C harters .............. .....................367-3450


Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town........................ ............................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 11
Dive G uana........................................................................ 365-5178
Man-O-W ar Dive Shop ............................................... 365-60 13

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to: (effective 22Dec08)
Clinic, Dow ntow n, Regattas ........................ .........$10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15
M urphy Tow n & G reat. Cistern .......................................$20
S na ke C ay .............. ....... ................. $35
C a s u a rin a P o in t ...................................... ................. $ 6 0
Cherokee, W inding Bay, Little Harbour ........................ $80
Baham a Palm Shore ............ .. .... ................ $90
C ro s sin g R o c ks .............................................................$ 1 0 5
S an dy P o int .............. ....... .................. $ 150
L e is u re L e e ........................................ ............. ...... $ 5 0
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry ...........................$80
Treasure C ay R esort ................ ........ ............... ..$ 85
F o x To w n ............................................ .................. $ 1 8 5
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................. ........... $ 5
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern ........................$10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective22 Dec 085
G reen Turtle C ay ferry dock ............................................$10
M ade ira P a rk ........................................ $20
S a nd B a nks ......................................... $25
Treasure C ay R esort .............................................$30
Le is u re Le e ......................................... $ 45
B la c k W o o d ....................................................................$ 2 0
Fire Road & C ooper's Tow n ............................................$40
C edar H arbour ....................................... $60
W oo d C ay .......................................... $70
M o unt H op e ..........................................$80
F ox Tow n .......................................... $ 7 0
C row n H aven ........................................ $90
M arsh H arbour airport .................................... $85

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ... X$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles................................X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ........................ ........X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey ............... .......... .. X$16 + $5


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www.abaconian.com
All phones use area code 242 unless noted

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

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

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


Attractions
Albert Lowe Museum ....................................... Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station...........................................Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ........................ Little Harbour
Working boatyards........................................... Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

lours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
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
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
Walker's Cay -................................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... 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 ..................60....... 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


Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09

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Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
SSalt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
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
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 to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car 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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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
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
P inacle ................. ....... ........ .. .........
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .........366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
M unchies ..........................$ .....+....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 ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners.....................................365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




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INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS


Nassau


Rosetta Street
P.O. Box SS-6283
Tel: (242) 394-5555
Fax: (242) 323-6520


Freeport


Pioneers Way
P.O. Box F-42541
Tel: (242) 350-3500
Fax: (242) 350-3510


Abaco


Queen Elizabeth Dr.
P.O. Box AB-20666
Tel: (242) 367-4204
Fax: (242) 367-4206


Eleuthera


Queen's Highway
P.O. Box EL-25190
Tel: (242) 332-3211
Fax: (242 332-2863


email: imbabaco@coralwave.com


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Abaconian


VOLUME 17


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NUMBER 18


SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009


Spanish Cadets complete one month in Costa Rica

Cadets learn Spanish and culture by living with a Costa Rican family
By Canishka Alexander
The Ministry of Tourism is promoting
the study of Foreign Language among high
school students in The Bahamas, and in
February 2004 the Foreign Language Ca-
det Programme was launched. The main
goal of the programme was to create bi-
lingual professionals to service the tour-
ism industry and benefit our economy as
a whole. The program is offered to 11th
grade students in New Providence, Grand
Bahama and Abaco who speak Spanish or
French.
The programme consists of three phas-
es: Language in Action, the Internship and
the July Study Abroad. When they have
completed all three phases, the participants
attend a graduation ceremony in October
when they receive an official certificate
of completion. Having already completed
their trip to Costa Rica in July, five Abaco
students are geared to receive their certi-
fication next month. However, the excite-
ment of their visit to Costa Rica will stay
with them for a long time.
Stephanie Sweeting had an amazing
time. "I learned a lot of Spanish, I met a
lot of people, I did a lot of things I nev-
er thought I would do and I tried a lot of
foods. The culture was different every-
Abaco 's Foreign Language Cadets dressed in the traditional clothing of Costa Ricans. In the front row, left to right, are Cadet Shan- thing was different, and we had to learn to
non Paul of Abaco Central High School, Cadet Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales and Cadet Stephanie Sweeting of Forest Heights adjust to it," Stephanie said.


Academy; in the back are Shaquille Jones of Abaco Central High School and Chamon Mclntosh of Forest Heights Academy. These
cadets spent one month living with a Costa Rican family immersed in the language and culture of their hosts.


Please see Cadets Page 4


Shootin' Ain't Easy Pool

Tournament is held


Ban on harvesting

marine turtles is in effect
The Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources
has announced that no one is allowed to harvest any
marine turtles in Bahamian waters. The ban went
into effect on September 1st, 2009. It is now illegal
to harvest, possess, purchase or sell turtles, their
parts and eggs. It also prohibits the molestation of
marine turtle nests.



Miss Bahamas visits


Green


D & R sports Bar sponsored the Snootn'Amn't Easy Poo l ournament on August 29-30.
Players from Nassau and Freeport competed against the Abaco players. Shown here
are Randy Pinder, owner of the sports bar; second place winner Dario Woodsidefrom
Nassau, first place winner Desmond Burrows from Nassau, third place winner Tyler
Russell from Abaco and Gerard Nairn, one of the organizers.


By Samantha V. Evans
The New D & R Sports Bar, owned
by Randy Pinder, hosted the first Shoot-
in' Ain't Easy Pool Tournament over the
weekend of August 29-30th. The event
was open to all top pool players from Ab-
aco, Nassau and Freeport. The entrance
fee was $50 and the event was sponsored
by Burns House and Heineken. The or-
ganizers of the event were Randy Pinder
and Gerard Nairn. In first place was Des-
mond "Danee" Burrows from Nassau,
who won $1000. In second place was


Dario Woodside also from Nassau, who
won $500 and in third was Tyler Russell
from Abaco, who won $300.
The tournament followed international
playing rules as most players have par-
ticipated in such events throughout the
United States and The Bahamas. Accord-
ing to Mr. Nairn, Abaco has some great
players but those who came from Nas-
sau and Freeport are sniper shooters. He

Please see Tournament Page 15


Turtle Cay
Miss Bahamas was one
of the Miss Universe
contestants who visited
Green Turtle Cay on
their trip to Abaco on
August 10. Miss Baha-
mas, Kiara Sherman,
was very friendly and
willing to pose with
local children. Shown
here are Colby Cross,
Rebecca Roberts and
Nicola Roberts with
her. The contestants
toured the town and
visited the Albert Lowe
Museum and the Loy-
alist Memorial Sculp-
ture Garden. See story
on page 6.


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Frederik Gottlieb speaks

about the new power plant
By Julian Lockhart rounding the
[Mr. Gottlieb was interviewed before new plant at
the meeting that BEC held in Marsh Har- Wilson City
bour on September 10.] and the neg-
Bahamas Electrical Corporation Chair- ative effect
man Frederik Gottlieb understands that on the en-
BEC has had a lot of deficiencies this vironment,
summer with power outages and the loss the water
of revenue to businesses, but they are cor- table and the
recting these problems by building a new fumes pro-
power plant at Wilson City. duced with Frederik Gottlieb
The new plant is expected to be finished the use of Bunker C fuel. Mr. Gottlieb
and operational in February of 2010 and said they looked at all possible options and
will have four brand new generators that Bunker C fuel has proven to be safe in the
will not only be able to supply power for past when all precautions are taken, and
all of Abaco, all of the new developments, they are putting in all necessary fixtures to
but also all of the foreseeable expansion of ensure this.
Abaco and its cays. Business owners have There have been questions raised as to
been incensed this summer with all the why Abaco doesn't use wind or water pro-
power outages that have affected their bot- duced electricity, but there is not enough
tom line and homeowners have cried out consistent wind off the ocean, the technol-
about the same problems. ogy is too expensive and with hurricanes
Mr. Gottlieb said, "I would imagine so threatening every summer, damage is in-
(that BEC has had a negative impact on evitable.
businesses), but the existing power plant Mr. Gottlieb said, "I didn't say Bunker
that we have consists of very old genera- C Fuel is not bad, any fossil fuel in my
tors and the infrastructure that is here is view has negative impacts, but it is a ques-
very old and needs to be upgraded. We are tion to what steps are taken to help mitigate
tending to all of that and I am confident those impacts and also what the alterna-
that with the new plant, which will have tives are. At this point in time there are
four brand new state-of-the-art generators, really no viable alternatives than to go with
a lot of the problems will go away. The fossil fuels. I might add that these genera-
new plant is scheduled to open in Febru- tors can run on diesel, but that would add
ary but of course there is some controversy some $10 to $11 million more to operating
surrounding it. We will be having a public BEC on Abaco. Those were decisions that
meeting on the 10th of September and we had to be taken into account," he added.
will have a team of people down from gov- One of the major complaints by hom-
ernment departments and BEST commis- eowners and business owners is the loss of
sion," he added. appliances because of electrical surges and
There has been a lot of controversy sur- they feel BEC should reimburse them for


Bahamas Information Service
Furthering its commitment to modern-
ize and expand the nation's infrastruc-
ture while providing crucial employment
during this period, the government in
conjunction with the National Insurance
Board (NIB) has initiated the pre-quali-
fication process for construction of gov-
ernment complexes on Grand Bahama
and Abaco. Approximately 180 construc-
tion jobs earmarked for Abaco.
Despite the global financial crisis,
the government increased its budgetary
allocation for capital works throughout
The Bahamas; a move taken in coun-
tries throughout the world as a means of
stimulating their economies. Capital ex-
penditure for the current fiscal year was
increased by $5 million over last year's
allocation to $255 million.
Pre-qualification requests to contrac-


their losses. Even with appliances plugged
into surge protectors, the constant energy
spikes and dips are causing loss of equip-
ment.
Mr. Gottlieb said, "Each complaint is
looked at on an individual basis. In many
cases where the outages have been the re-
sult of electrical lightning storms we had
a lot of them this summer that is an act of
God. We don't accept responsibilities for
those. Where there is clear evidence that
it is the result of faulty BEC equipment or
operation systems, then BEC will accept
responsibilities," he concluded.


tors were advertised in late August for
the Marsh Harbour facility. The $19
million, approximately 50,000 square
foot Marsh Harbour complex, designed
by Bruce Lafleur of Bruce Lafleur and
Associates, will house major govern-
ment offices and departments including
the Prime Minister's office, the Minis-
try of Finance and the Public Treasury,
Business License and Real Property Tax,
the National Insurance Board, Tourism,
Customs and Immigration, Magistrates
Courts, and the Post Office.
Contractors wishing to bid on the
Marsh Harbour complex were to collect
pre-qualification documents from NIB's
Clifford Darling Complex in Nassau by
September 9 and must submit the signed
and sealed documents to the NIB office
on or before noon on September 15.


www.abacobahamas.com AE
P.O.Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Tel: (242) 367-2719: AO R
Cell: (242) 477-5712
-GUANA CAW9 GUANA # j' GUANA CAY .' V'-


$93,000 oWNER FINANCING
GUANA CAY


Lot# 28B $120,000


View Haven $2,650,000


$569,ooU o
SOUTH ABAC
tii^5 L-..uji^ta~i


Great Harbour V4'id
$239,000
rm"Aak a- H im


MARSH HARBOUR
Outrigger 2bed 1 bath house
Sunrise Bay lots from
Sweetings Village lot
Royal :harbour Lot 26
Pelican Shoures Harbour Front


"New" waterfront home
3 beds 2 baths, fantastic a
views. $750,000
NORTH ABACO


$175,000
$250,000
$55,000
$279,000
$1,225,000


Bahama Coral Island Lot
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
Joe's Creek Lot 12
Treasure Cay Galleon Bay lot
SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4


uanna roint
$230,000

$18,000
$43,900
$52,500
$95,000

$45,000 each
$30,000 each


t Home "+ rtesilU tiaL d LoUL
starting at 51,000
CALL FOR DETAILS
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1 $365,000
Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each) $50,000
Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each) $79,000
Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each) $90,000
Long Beach Lots 31 "owner financing" $129,000
Lynard Cay Lot 10 $199,000
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay $457,000


ist Septemeer. 2009


Infrastructural project will

boost Abaco's economy


p


AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the
Marsh Harbour Community Library.
Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by
request. Call 357-6511.
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.


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MS E R UNDER CONTRACT
GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4990
GILLIAM BAY ESTATE BEACHFRONT 1.7 acres. Best CALLAWAY HOUSE -WATERFRONT New 3 bed 4 bath
price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable 2,700 sf home with deep water private dock & 2 boat
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000. lifts. Priced below replacement cost. US$950,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


_/ Yew Prices ew Listings


- (reat Values


N- NEW PRICE
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain in GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
this spacious, well-appointed home with spectacular Cozy I bed I bath cottage withA/C on the water.
360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$775,000. Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MAN-U-WAR CAY #4336
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views
overlooking western harbour,2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000.
BilI.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


.- NEW PRICE
MARSH HARBOUR #4249
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORESWaterfront 4 bed,
4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.Value added,
new sea wallWas $2,775,000. Now $2,300,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4859 MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT GREAT ABACO CLUB #36 WATERFRONT- THE STOWE AWAY-GREAT ABACO
Spectacular home, pool & views. 4 bed 4 bath, 2,750 CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000. sea views, also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
BillAlbury@SothebysRealIy.com 242.367.5046 Lydia.Bodamer@SochebysRealcy.com 242.367.5046


*st


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $1,350,000.
Bil.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


IrmI- -- OWNER FINANCING
MARSH HARBOUR #4989 MARSH HARBOUR #4658
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool Prime area with 55ft dock. Seller incentives.
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000. New Price.Was $859,000, Now US$749,000,
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


I i ..


"'. .... E- BRING OFFERS
MARSH HARBOUR #4688 NEAR PORT OF MARSH HARBOUR #4914
SOME R' HOME PECAN SHOREs.TWO 38/2B STARLIGHT SEAFOOD BUILDING -
homes, sea & harbour views, pool, Rent will offset COMMERICAL WATERFRONT with dock,
mortgage, US$699,000. Or lease. US$2,795. easily converted to residential. $350,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242367.5046


NEW LISTING
TREASURE CAY #4969
TREASUREDTIMES CANALFRONT-OPPORTUNITYTo
OWN outstanding 3 bed 3 bath home on 2 lots. 157 fton
canal. Fully serviced dock.Well priced. US$1,740,000.
Scan.Sawyer@SotlebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


MARSH HARBOUR #4674
WATERFRONT New 3 bed 3.5 bath penthouses
at The Crossing. Carefree getaway with dock
slip. Panoramic Views $645,000 $745,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


OWNER FINANCING
TREASURE CAY #3897
PAPI's PALACE & SUGAR SHACK New 3b/2b/
2 storey/pool homes on Treasure Cay Beach.
$15,000 credit towards furniture. $695,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577,0298


S FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
TREASU RE CAY #5057
CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on TC
Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


TREASU RE CAY #4841
BEACHFRONT SAND DOLLAR #3 Best priced
condo on TC beach! 2 bed 2 bath, 1,000 sq.ft.
& pool. Excellent rental history. $580,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


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Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
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LOTS & ACREAGE
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 NEW LISTING- Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 87 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 approximately 1,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Loi 152 Sea views, dockage available. $145,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LF.awAInO YAct rCt.ue Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 Hilltop View. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR 2 acre eco-friendly site with deeded water access. $59,950. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 AcREs Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY CHOICE CANA.LRONI LOT. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
FOR LEASE
#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT#1-2B12B duplex. $1,365/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN- 3B/2B Sea of Abaco Waterfront.$1,965/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,795/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B848 with pool & shared dock $4,000/mo. Lydia Bodamer
SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & TILLOO CAY


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Cadets were immersed in Spanish culture


Cadets From Page 7
Popular among the students were the
tours that included zip-lines. Zip lines are
cables strung in remote areas allowing
harnessed person to view the Costa Rican
jungle from above. Stephanie also enjoyed
white water rafting and their visit to a cof-
fee plantation.
Shannon Paul had a different perspec-
tive on her Latin American trip. "I met a
lot of people and ended up going to a dif-
ferent part of Costa Rica from Stephanie,"
she said. "I speak a lot more Spanish than
when I was here, I learned about a lot of
different foods, and we went on excursions
similar to the Canopy Tours and the planta-
tions. We went to different towns that spe-
cialize in certain crafts," Shannon added.
As far as the classroom experience,
Shannon said it was fun. "We had dance
classes for an hour with a Cuban salsa
teacher who was very, very feisty," she
quipped. "She taught us a lot of dance
moves that we learned very quickly. Our
classes were four hours during the day,


and we learned more vocabulary and how
to pronounce our words and sentences
more fluently."
Chamon McIntosh said the only word
he could find to describe his experience
was "great. I had the most fun. I thought
I would just be learning a lot of Spanish,
but it was not what I expected," he said,
his eyes lighting up as he recalled details
of his visit to Costa Rica. "I encountered
my first volcano; I went zip-lining it was
a lot of fun!" Chamon enjoyed the beaches
most which are different in comparison to
our beaches; however, one similarity that
he did find was that the people were friend-
ly like Bahamians. Impressively, he rea-
soned that in the month he spent abroad, he
learned more Spanish than he would have
learned during an entire school year.
Shaquille Jones enjoyed the trip. "It was
fun, fun and more fun," he exclaimed. "I
enjoyed the mountains, the tours, the vol-
canoes especially school. School was ex-
cellent and very fun." He found that his
Spanish improved although school was
equally intense and rigorous.


Joy Archer said the experience of travel-
ling to the country is one she'll never for-
get. "It was an educational and cultural ex-
perience because we were fully immersed
in the Spanish culture in Costa Rica. We
were at CPI [Centro Panamericano de Idi-
omas] where the education, the Spanish -
everything was thorough and they broke
down everything for us," Joy said.
She enjoyed her time spent with her
family in Costa Rica. "The part of the trip
that I enjoyed most was being immersed in
the Spanish culture with our Tica families,
at least that's what Costa Ricans call them-
selves: Ticas," she explained. "With our
families, they made sure that we got a taste
of the Spanish culture in every area. That
was my favourite part of it the cultural
aspect."

Stephanie Sweeting was one of the Span-
ish Cadets who spent a month in Costa
Rica learning Spanish and learning about
the Latin American culture. She is shown
zip lining over a tropical rainforest.


Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 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 back-up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
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 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

Agape Villa Murphy Town #503 Two free standing structures
S 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.
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


Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom Ibath, beautifully land-
scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. $386,731 gross


Duplex in Central Pines


New Listing #903 One 3
bedroom 2 bathroom and a 2
bedroom I bath apt located in
Central Pines. $259.900


Home in Murphy Town #782 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laudry rm
with a car port, lot
size 90x100 on Forest
Drive. Interior needs
renovation. $151,200
gross


TinaWells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor


Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
es, landscaped with sprinkler system,
fresh water from drilled well and two


Dundas Town House and Duplex
S#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom I
bath apartments and a two bed


Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry rm,
Mtwo car garage $330,000



Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90xl31
S R ready to move in $190,400 gross


Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in llnrlda Town 26n 0000


New Listing Duplex Central Pines # 796 two 2 br, I bth
apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross




New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laun-
dry rm, tv rm, living &
dinning rm, single carport
and covered front porch.
$299,450 gross
New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br, I bth
apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross


Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

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
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 Town House
#0711 3 two bedroom one bath all with beautiful ocean view from
upstairs balcony. Property 13,690 sq. ft. $320,000
Triplex for sale Murphy Town #502 2 one-bedroom, one-
bath and I two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000
Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town
$18,600 gross
One oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared
do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft, Reduced from
$278,400 to $199,000 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.
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
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 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
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
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. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730
Central Pines lar-e-SOL~ cleared and footing dug for a
two 2br 2bth apt include ,. ,000 gross
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house.
Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is
80% finished. $34,200 gross
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq ft.
$43,320 gross


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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"PINEAPPLE 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 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11' 8"
wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of
$29,750.00 EXC
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 $479,000 EXC


TEASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
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, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 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
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view,
12' boat slip $425,000 + 7.5% EXC
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
Unit #9 two storp" -D '2 bath home
E, SOI,0 FGS
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 $785,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 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 $1,999,000 + 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
Apartment four-plex. ) rey CBS building,
each level S O% artments with 2 bed,
1 bath, livin, ... g/kitchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and residen
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
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 closing


Summer Special All Single Family Lots 7% off

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


September 15, 2009


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News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
September is here and the summer of
2009 is just a memory. For some it was a
typical Abaco summer filled with days at
the beach, fishing and swimming off the
docks, afternoon thunderstorms and BEC's
"regular unscheduled" unexplained power
failures! For others it was a special sum-
mer filled with memories of new friend-
ships, new babies, vacations of a lifetime
and other significant events.
Because of the global economic down-
turn no one knew what to expect for the
summer of 2009. While tourist numbers
may have been down, it was still a busy
summer on Green Turtle Cay. The annual
Regatta Time In Abaco activities attracted
a huge crowd of race participants and spec-
tators in early July. It all began with the an-
nual "kick off" Cheeseburger In Paradise
party. Hundreds of visitors and residents
lined the beach at Fiddle Cay to enjoy burg-
ers, boat drinks and Jimmy Buffet music.
This annual party organized by Bobb and
Patricia Henderson of the vessel Stranded
Naked is one Abaco's most popular summer
events. On July 4th the first race in the se-
ries of five races took place, followed by an
award party at Settlement Point sponsored
by Bristol Wines & Spirits.
The Bahamas celebrated its 36th anni-
versary of Independence on July 10th. An
ecumenical church service, flag raising and
cookout were all part of the independence
celebrations on Green Turtle Cay. For
many Bahamians a public holiday is a day
for a beach party, so on July 10 many of
the beaches on Green Turtle Cay, as well
as nearby islands were filled with families
celebrating and enjoying a day off.
Miss Universe
contestants visited
Earlier in the year it was announced that


The Bahamas would be the host country
for the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant. Not
only would the contestants see and enjoy
Nassau and Paradise Island, they would
be taken on day trips to other Family Is-
lands! Abaco was chosen as an island to
visit and a group from the Miss Universe
Organization and The Ministry of Tour-
ism visited Abaco to decide on the exact
Abaco itinerary. The town of New Plym-
outh would be included in the Abaco visit
followed by a beach party hosted by Bren-
dal's Dive Center on Munjack Cay. The
Abaco Tourist Office was very busy or-
ganizing volunteers, transportation and all
things necessary for the Abaco visit. The
Miss Universe Pageant is broadcast around
the world and this was our chance to be
seen in countries where many citizens had
never heard of Abaco or New Plymouth,
Green Turtle Cay.
While New Plymouth is basically a very
clean community, there is always some-
thing needing repairing or renovating, so
the local district council and residents did
their part to ensure that the town would
look its very best when the Miss Universe
contestants arrived.
On August 10th, with everything
cleaned and freshly painted, Bahamian
flags hanging from almost every light
pole, Mandy Roberts' updated handmade
welcome sign at Settlement Point and golf
carts polished and decorated, New Plym-
outh was ready to welcome the interna-
tional beauty queens! August 11 was a
beautiful day and last minute details had
to be completed before the midday arrival.
A red carpet was rolled out onto the dock
where the contestants would come ashore,
golf carts were labeled with pictures of the
flag representing the country of the contes-
tant riding in each cart and volunteers were
given their instructions.
After a brunch in Treasure Cay, the con-


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testants and their huge entourage that in-
cluded members of the press, Tourism and
Miss Universe officials, EMT personnel,
government officials and security, boarded
Moorings catamarans for the short ride
to Green Turtle Cay. A crowd of excited
residents and visitors waited at the dock to
cheer as the contestants representing Alba-
nia, Angola, Argentina, Aruba, Australia,
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Malaysia,
Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro and our
very own Miss Bahamas arrived. (The res-
idents also gave a loud cheer when Nurse
Warren Knowles, who was a part of the
medical team, came ashore!)
After stopping for photographs, the con-
testants got into golf carts and were given
a tour of the town. A group stopped in at


the Albert Lowe Museum where they were
greeted by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe,
who gave them a brief history of the island.
While this group was touring the museum,
another group was touring the Loyalist
Memorial Sculpture Garden, a memorial
to the original settlers of Green Turtle Cay.
Miss Bahamas found that her employer
William Saunders, a Loyalist descendant,
is represented by a bronze bust in the gar-
den! After learning briefly about the his-
tory of the island, the contestants were able
to browse or shop at the Golden Reef sou-
venir store. The beautiful contestants were
very friendly and took the time to pose
with children and adults wishing to take
pictures. The tour continued around town,

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Mandy Roberts made the welcome sign at Settlement Point on Green Turtle Cay. She
updated it to welcome the Miss Universe contestants who posed for pictures there. They
are Miss Mexico, Miss Albania and Miss Kosovo. (photo by Jessica Sawyer)


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Cays From Page 6
ending back at the dock where the catama-
rans were waiting to take the group on to
Munjack Cay for a Bahamian beach party.
At Munjack, the contestants were able
to relax and enjoy a fancy Bahamian pic-
nic and a swim in crystal clear water. They
were hosted by cacique award winner
Brendal Stevens and entertained by Gary
McDonald. After a busy day on Abaco, the
contestants flew back to Nassau for more
Miss Universe activities.
Although the visit to New Plymouth was
very brief, it was a historic event. Never
before had our community hosted the con-
testants of an international beauty pageant.
On this day we welcomed young ladies


island Roots Heritage Festival committee c/ha
Intosh, third from right, is presenting Lynn J
for the Abaco Cancer Society.


from countries some of us had never heard
of or could quickly find on a map. We can
only hope that we made a lasting impres-
sion and these ladies will tell others about
our beautiful community and country. We
all watched the Miss Universe Pageant
to see if any of "our contestants" would
make the finals or win the crown. While
Miss Bahamas did not win the crown, she
represented our country as a gracious host-
ess. The Ministry of Tourism and our own
Abaco Tourist Office must be commended
for doing an awesome job! Our country re-
ally was a winner at the end of this event!
School days begin
The summer really seemed to pass
quickly and the time came to prepare to
go back to school. For some students this
meant leaving home
to continue their
education at a uni-
versity or techni-
cal school. For the
students attending
secondary school, it
means an early ferry
ride to the mainland
of Abaco. On Au-
gust 31, dressed in
their school's uni-
form the students of
Green Turtle Cay
joined thousands
of other Bahamian
children returning to
school for the 2009
2010 academic
firperson Karen Mc- year2010inyac s
ohnson with a check year. Tiny Turtles
Preschool welcomed


five new students to make a total of 11
Tiny Turtles. Amy Roberts Primary has an
enrollment of 47 students and a new princi-
pal, Mrs. Keva McIntosh. Our community
welcomes Mrs. McIntosh and hopes she
will enjoy working with the children and
the people of the community. When public
school teachers returned to school on Au-
gust 24th, the staff of Amy Roberts Prima-
ry included four teachers and the principal.
Together they worked all week to prepare
the school and their classrooms for the stu-
dents. Students arrived on August 31st and
went to their classes to meet their teachers
and enjoyed their first day of school.
But much had changed by the next
morning! Because of teacher shortages in
various Abaco schools and the small enroll-
ment at Amy Roberts Primary, one of the
teachers had to be transferred to another
school. This abrupt transfer interrupted the
school week as teachers had to adjust class-
room setups to accommodate a combined
class. Combined classes are not anything
new to the teachers of Amy Roberts Prima-
ry, and they will do their best to help the
students. However, these decisions should
be made before school starts. Good luck to
the teachers at Amy Roberts Primary, who
despite the interruption and setback can be
depended on to educate and nurture their
students. There is always the hope that one
day the Ministry of Education will define
a fully staffed primary school as a school
where there is a teacher for every class!


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Over the past
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families have wel-
comed new babies.
Congratulations to
James and Tammy
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Tatum Cotman comed their first
child, Tatum Mon-
roe, on June 3rd.
Shannon Neulon
Albury arrived on
July 24th, the first
child for Jamie and
Tina Albury. Andy
Shannon Albury and Debra Lowe are
very proud of their
first granddaughter,
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son, Shannon. Jody
and Summer Lowe
welcomed their
daughter, Adrianna
Adriana Lowe Gabrielle, on July
27th. Siblings Tif-
fany and Ethan are
proud of their baby
sister! Logan Kal-
lum is the third son
for Adrian and Kris-
tina Lowe. He was
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SMore News of the Cays


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born on August 11th and big brothers Con-
nor and Brady were excited to finally meet
their little brother.
Special Visitors
The ear-
ly morning
show Baha-
mas at Sun-
rise held a
competi-
tion where
a lucky
couple won
a dream
wedding
that was Mr.and Mrs. Antonio Stub
televised
live on ZNS television station in Nassau.
A honeymoon was included and view-
ers voted for the couple to honeymoon at
the Green Turtle Club. The lucky couple
Tamika and Antonio Stubbs spent a few
days at Green Turtle Club where they re-
ceived VIP treatment. The couple returned
to Bahamas at Sunrise on their one month
anniversary and spoke highly of the staff,
food and accommodations at Green Turtle
Club. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Stubbs and the staff at Green Turtle Club!
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Green Turtle Cay has had to suffer in the
heat and dark during numerous power
failures. Sometimes they were isolated to
only GTC or North Abaco, other times it
was an island-wide blackout. This leaves
us to wonder why summer blackouts now
seem to be as much a part of a summer
in Abaco as afternoon thunderstorms
and 90 degree temperatures! When
there is a power failure in Nassau,
a BEC spokesperson will go on the
evening news to explain why it hap-
pened and apologize to consumers.
Here on GTC (and probably all over
Abaco) there is seldom an explana-
tion or apology. It is so common that
we have come to expect it and many
people have invested in generators
s that start up automatically when
BEC fails!
Water coming soon?
While BEC's performance continues
to disappoint us, the water works depart-
ment has been active this summer. A huge
water storage tank has been built at the
top of the hill in anticipation of the water
that will be brought underwater from the
mainland of Abaco. The water pipes are in
place through town and are supposed to be
put in place all over the island. There has
been no mention of a date to expect water
to run through the pipes. In the meantime
we continue to pray for rain to fill our cis-
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promised the residents of GTC a water
supply before the end of his political term.
Fogger kept
mosquitoes away
Our summer was made more comfort-
able with regular fogging to control mos-
quitoes. The local district council, with
the help of residents and friends of the
community, purchased mosquito control
equipment earlier in the year. The district
council notified the public of the late night
fogging which seemed to keep the mosqui-
toes under control. This made the beautiful
summer evenings more enjoyable for resi-
dents and visitors to our island.
Festival Commiittee
makes plans
As we head into fall, it will be time to
plan fall events and activities. The Island
Roots Heritage Festival Committee took a
summer break, but is now back to plan-
ning the Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night to
be held on November 7th. It will be the
first fund raiser for the 2010 Island Roots
Heritage Festival. The committee took
time from their planning to present a check
to Ms. Lynn Johnson for the Abaco Can-
cer Society. The funds were raised at the
closing service of the 2009 Island Roots
Heritage Festival. Each year at the service
an offering is received to benefit a worthy
cause or charity in the Abaco community.
GTC loses town elder
This has been a very unusual summer
for my family because it will be remem-
bered as the summer when our father died.
In the past I have always tried to pay tribute
to community members who have passed
away. It is not as easy when it is one's fa-


ther because
everything
becomes
very person-
al.
My fa-
ther died as
a result of
Alzheimer's
disease, a Walter Roberts
disease that
robbed him of his cognitive and motor
skills and his dignity. It is an ugly disease
and it is very difficult to watch someone
slowly regress from being a strong, sup-
portive man to being as helpless as a baby.
They are not simply demented as many
people believe; it is as if their life becomes
a jumbled puzzle, and they are constantly
trying to fit the wrong pieces together.
Skills that were almost a reflex are totally
forgotten, leaving them totally depen-
dent on a care giver. This was my father,
James Walter Roberts! We watched him
go through all of the stages and then on
July 11th, he died.
James Walter Roberts was known to his
family and friends as Walter. He was born
on May 25th, 1932, to Bunyan and Hil-
ma Roberts. His father died when he was
a young boy, and he and his sister were
raised by their mother. As a young man he
worked at the lighthouse on Hogg Island
(now Paradise Island) and later with his
stepfather as a boat builder. He realized
that working with wood was his passion
and he earned a living as a carpenter. He
was an excellent finish carpenter and took

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Scout program contributes

to the local economy


News of the CaysI

Cays From tionally a quiet time and some businesses
Cays Fm Pe 8 will close for repairs and a chance for the
pride in his work. He also loved the sea employees to have a vacation. Now that
and sailing and helped to establish one of school has started again, the children are
Abaco's first sailboat charter companies. also looking forward to the start of Awana
His love of sailing led him to be a part of and the 24/7 programmes. It's time to get
the group to start the annual July 4th race, back into the familiar routines!
which later became a part of Regatta Time
In Abaco. He and his wife established the
first hardware store on the island, and he
worked there until he was confined to his
home. He was community-minded and
served on the local Board of Works and
Town Planning before the inception of Lo-
cal Government. My father was a carpen-
ter, sailor, fisherman, businessman, hus-
band, father, brother and uncle but the title
that brought him the greatest joy in the last
years of his life was "Papa."
James Walter Roberts is survived by
his wife Shirley; his children and spouses,
James and Betsy Roberts, Annabelle and
George Cross, Gavin and Sara Roberts,
Elizabeth and Todd Knaak and Stephanie
and David Bussart; five grandchildren,
Colby Cross, Rebecca, Nicola and Kim-
berly Roberts and Skylar Knaak; one sister
and her husband Zettie and Walter Curry,
one niece and her husband Darlene and El-
liott Sawyer and one nephew and his wife _
Lester and Una Curry and other relatives
and friends. A funeral service was held at -
The Miracle Church of God on July 14th.
Fall is here
As summer slowly turns to fall, we
hope that we will continue to be blessed
with good weather. October is usually a
beautiful month with warm days and cooler
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By Mirella Santillo
The organizers of the Sea Base Scout
program, a Boy Scout program that
brings troops to Abaco, ended the sea-
son with a party held at Snappas Bar and
Grill on August 11th. The occasion was
to celebrate another very successful sea-
son and to introduce the new Sea Base
Commissioner of The Bahamas, Kim
Cansler, who is replacing Jo Brownley,
who passed away in June.
During its 21 years of operation in
Marsh Harbour, the program which runs
yearly from February to August, has
grown in popularity to the point of be-
ing solidly booked in advance from one
season to the other.
The young participants accompanied
by their leaders, come for a week stay
from various regions of the United States
to learn to sail a boat, snorkel and enjoy
the opportunity of discovering another
country. Their sea adventures comprise
sailing a boat from The Moorings at the
Conch Inn, where the nine boats now
part of the Sea Base fleet are moored,
including the new commissioner's boat,


Nature's Way, captained by her husband.
Their week includes visits to Green Turtle
Cay, Hope Town, Great Guana Cay and
Man O War Cay.
According to Mrs. Cansler, who was
involved this year for the first time, be-
tween 1500 and 1800 young people and
their leaders participated in the program.
Each Scout has to pay $200 and it is
recommended they bring spending money
for gifts and other expenses. The new
Commissioner estimated than between
grocery bills, taxi-cabs fares, ice, airline
and departure taxes, licensing fee to the
Port Authority and docking fees, the total
contribution for the 2009 season was well
over the $1 million mark.
One of the founders, Joe Maggio, is
still the Marine Superintendent in charge
of the captains. He captains the beautiful
Abaco-built, William H. Albury that has
been used in the program for many years.
The program is operated by volunteers
and the organizers are grateful for the lo-
cal support. People interested in partici-
pating can contact the new Scout Director
for Abaco, Matthew Taylor.


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[School News~


Teacher shortage in
government schools
By Samantha V. Evans
Teachers returned to the classroom on
August 24th energized and excited to begin
the new year. However, they soon learned
that there would be a shortage of teach-
ers in some schools. Teachers expressed
their concerned to Superintendent Lenora
Black at the Back to School symposium.
She explained to them that the Department
of Public Service did not allocate funds for
the hiring of any new teachers this school
year. Therefore she cannot say with any
assurance that teachers redeployed will be
replaced. The 42 persons lost to contracts
not being renewed, retirement or resigna-
tion will be replaced with teachers who
have recently graduated from college or
those who were waiting to be assigned.
She stated that some subject areas are in
demand. If any of those teachers are gone,
they probably will not be replaced either.
She said that the Education Act covers
the education of students from grades 1 to
12 so in some instances, if there is a short-
age of teachers in a school, the preschool-
ers will have to stay home until such time
as more teachers are deployed. Mrs. Black
told administrators that they will have to
be creative and make good use of the staff
they have. Those teachers who have extra
talents and skills will have to be utilized
due to shortages. The teachers must be able
to do more than one thing, especially as
the world is requiring so much of educa-
tors. Teachers who can only one thing in
this day and age will max themselves out
of a job soon if they do not advance them-
selves. She encouraged them to support the


efforts and decisions made by their Minis-
try especially when parents complain and
make demands.
Forest Heights holds new
student orientation
By Samantha V. Evans
Forest Heights Academy welcomed the
new students for grade seven and other
grades at the new student orientation held
on August 28th at the school. The students
learned the rules of the school and expecta-
tions administrators and teachers have of
them. Principal Jim Richard told them to
come to school prepared to work from the
first day as instruction will begin immedi-
ately. They must ensure that they have all
of their supplies as there are penalties for
not being prepared for class. Each new stu-
dent was given a school handbook which
they are required to read and abide by.
Parents are also expected to read and abide
by the school rules.
After the formal meeting with parents
and students, they toured the campus to see
the teachers within the classroom setting,
learned where their home room and subject
classes will be, showed them bathrooms,
lockers, eating areas and the lunch shack.
The tour was good as the students know
where they will spend their time over this
school year.
Central Abaco Primary teach-
ers hear motivational speaker
By Samantha V. Evans
With all of the challenges that teachers
face in the classroom, the administrators
felt it appropriate to have a motivational
talk before students arrive to school on Au-
gust 31. On August 24 Cleola Pinder spoke


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to the teachers about the power of influ-
ence. She told them to be careful whom
they associate with as all that they are ex-
posed to will impact the lives of the stu-
dents they teach. All of the gifts and talents
God placed in them are not to be hoarded
as He did not place those gifts and talents
inside them to benefit their own lives but to
benefit others.
Mrs. Pinder told the teachers that as they
prepare to welcome the students back to
school to be a positive influence on them,
to be the motivator they need to bring out
their best potential. Do not look at where
the students are now or where they come
from, but where they can end up. Teachers
are in the schools to make a difference and
they must see the potential in the students.
Sometimes all students need is to hear a
kind word and to know that someone be-
lieves in them.


Long Bay School holds
Honors Convocation
By Samantha V. Evans
Long Bay School held its 12th annual
honors convocation on September 3rd to
award those students who excelled the last
school year. Students who earned 75 per-
cent or higher during that year received
certificates and the top students received
special awards.
Principal Jacqueline Collie read the
principal's report and highlighted all of the
accomplishments of the school. She stated
that 97 percent of their students earn diplo-
mas and 95 percent of them earn a college
degree. This year the school added swim-
ming and pathfinders to the schedule to
help build character and to be more well
rounded. She reported that there were 188
students enrolled in Long Bay School last
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School From Page 10
year and 46 percent obtained a 3.5 GPA
and above while 55 percent received hon-
orable mention for obtaining their 3.0 to
3.49 GPA.
In October 2008 grade nine student Da-
mara McIntosh placed first in the District
Spelling Bee, on October 24. Lusemara
Gay placed 2nd in the T-shirt art competi-
tion sponsored by the Island Roots Heritage
Festival. On February 11th Cicely Gomez
placed 3rd in the Rotary Speech Compe-
tition. On February 27th Duane Johnson
and Allaire Johnson placed 2nd and 3rd in
the grade three Spelling Bee. On March
12th the grade 7 to 9 students placed third
in the Math and Science competition. On


March 26th Christian Hield placed third in
the grade two Spelling Bee. Perkell Col-
lie won the FCCA Foundation Children's
competition.
The students receiving the top hon-
ors at each grade level are Jaheem Smith
for grade one, Samuel Collie and Durene
Etienne for grade two, Duane Johnson
for grade three, Tavasahne Whylly for
grade four, Rahasha McIntosh for grade
five, Tercell Johnson for grade six, Cruz
Turnguesh for grade seven, Ashley Aranha
for grade eight, Cecily Gomez for grade
nine, Tirshatha Etienne for grade ten, and
Leann Albury for grade eleven. The PTA
board was thanked for a very successful
year as the money raised was used to pur-
chase sports equipment. They were all pre-


sented with certificates.
Five students were presented with schol-
arships to take part in the Swift Swimming
program. They are: Sharano Wilson, Tara-
no Wilson, Brenton Davis, Brandon Davis
and Duane Johnson. The students receiving
the highest scores on the BJC and BGCSE
exams were given plaques. They are Cec-
ily Gomez and Alfredo Cornish respective-
ly. The outstanding teachers' awards went
to Cassie Dillet for the primary school
and Marlon Carby for the senior school.
The grade one students received awards
for successfully taking part in the school's
reading challenge last year. The only crite-
rion was that they had to be able to read a
grade appropriate book aloud for the teach-
er without error. Those students who are
now in grade two are Duane Johnson, Talij
Russell, Jaheem Smith, Nixon Thelusma,
Luc Thervil, Alexander Joseph, Marveaus
Delhomme, Toby Thatcher, Alyssa Joseph
and Kiyasha McKenzie.


Commonwealth Bank
Donates School Supplies
By Samantha V. Evans
On August 29th Commonwealth Bank
branch manager Jacqueline Estevez and
Basil Been donated book bags and compo-
sition books to the Department of Educa-
tion office in Marsh Harbour. The bank
wanted the materials to be distributed to
the local churches for Back to School Sun-
day on August 30. Mrs. Estevez stated
that this is the bank's third year making
this donation and they are happy to partner
with the Department of Education. They
see this as an opportunity to give back to
the community. This effort will help fami-
lies to be able to have basic supplies for
children for school. The items donated in-
cluded 1000 drawstring bags that contained
six composition books, pencils, pens and
a ruler. Dozens of cases of composition
books were also donated.

Please see School Page 12


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Commonwealth Bank donated book bags and compostion books to the Abaco Education
office. The supplies were distributed to the needy through pastors and given out on Back
to School Sunday, August 30. Shown are Jacqueline Estevez, Commonwealth Bank man-
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School From Page 11
Receiving the items was Lenora Black,
Abaco Education Superintendent, and pas-
tors from churches across Abaco. Mrs.
Black stated that corporate support is need-
ed for education to work best. She added
that many corporate citizens do give back.
By giving back, they forge a partnership
with education and are the beneficiaries of
the students who finish school. She thanked
Commonwealth Bank for their gift.
Pastor A.B. Lewis, Vice President of
the Abaco Christian Council, stated that he
is extremely appreciative for this gesture
shown by the hardworking staff of Com-


monwealth Bank. These supplies will en-
able churches give to those in their various
communities that they serve.
Heal Our Land distributes
school uniforms, supplies
By Canishka Alexander
Volunteers from the Heal Our Land
Family Crisis Center met at the distribu-
tion center in Murphy Town to allocate
school uniforms and supplies to students
in the primary schools and high schools
throughout Abaco.
Cleola Pinder said uniforms and sup-
plies are given to students each year. She
said they have a strategy to avoid being
taken advantage of. "What we do is we


Heal Our Land donated school uniforms and supplies to needy students. The ladies work-
ing the project are Katy Mclntosh, Mary Mitchell, Joan Baillou, Rev. Mildred Ferguson
and Cleola Pinder


actually try to get to know the family. We
don't just allow persons to come to us; we
actually go out and visit," she explained.
"We walk the streets; and we work closely
with pastors. So if they've identified some-
body in their church that has a real need,
if the person has a genuine need, then we
network with a number of persons. How
many persons are involved? It's a lot. So
I would say the whole community is in-
volved."
Since they've been doing this type of
work for the last few years, Mrs. Pinder
said people they know on a regular basis
generally come to them even before they
receive the uniforms. People were grateful
when they came to collect the items they
offered. "I know we spent in the neigh-
bourhood of $4,000 just getting the school
supplies," she noted. She estimated that
they bought two dozen uniforms in each
size for boys and girls and more than 50
school bags.
The Treasure Cay community has given
them assistance, and Mrs. Pinder added
that they work closely with Social Services
as well.
Heal Our Land provides several other
services to the communities which include
food distribution and assistance with rent
and electrical bills.
Although Kathleen Knowles, the cen-
ter's founder, was out of town, work con-
tinued in her absence. And the vision she


and her deceased husband Alva Knowles
had eight years ago when they started the
center has impacted the lives of many in
his absence. "They had a vision to heal
the hurting and needy people in Abaco and
throughout the Bahamas," Pinder confid-
ed. "They had a passion for people: home-
less, drug addicts, persons needing food
and clothing. So they started Heal Our
Land Family Crisis Center."
Rev. Mildred Ferguson nodded in agree-
ment as she added to Pinder's comments.
"Wherever help is needed, she has a pas-
sion for everybody, and for that we say to
God be the glory," Ferguson chimed in.
Computers donated to
Department of Education
By Canishka Alexander
There were several things scheduled to
be addressed at the Department of Educa-
tion on August 28. The first was to high-
light the successes of the district over the
past academic year.
Lenora Black, District Superintendent,
was pleased although not satisfied with
the direction their district is going from an
academic standpoint. "More importantly
we look at the degree to which we believe
our students are becoming more social be-
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the Abaco district which encompasses 14

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More School News


School From Page 12
government-maintained schools and eight
independently-operated schools catering
to about 5,600 students, we are operating
above the national norm both at the BJC
and BGCSE levels."


She said there has been growth in the
productivity of the students. "One of our
schools in the Abaco district made history
this last year with every single child writing
the BJC passing the BJC, and I'm not talk-
ing about a class of 10. I'm talking about a
full student complement at that site."


Dennis Nairn of Power Design Engineering Consultants Ltd., a Nassau company, do-
nated 10 computers to the Education office to be given to schools with the most need. The
presentation was made on August 28 at the Education office in Marsh Harbour. Shown
above are Tim Sands, president of the Cherokee Sound PTA; Ruth Smith, Education
officer; Mr. Nairn;, Lenora Black, Abaco Education Superintendent; Vanessa Janes,
Principal of Abaco Central High School; Sandy Edwards, Education Officer; and Leslie
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Another school recorded 100 percent
passes in seven subject areas in BGCSE in
addition to 93 percent passes in Spanish and
French. "That's commendable, and they
are the kinds of stories we want to hear
more about to create that balance. Yes, we
do have some students that are struggling,
but we have many students who have done
much to make us all proud," she said.
However, she said that technology has
to be a part of the students' learning pro-
cess. "If, indeed, you are void of techno-
logical skills, you really are an irrelevant
player on the global scheme of things," she
pointed out.
Mrs. Black was honoured to receive the
timely donation of 10 computers on behalf
of the Department of Education's Abaco
District by Dennis Nairn of Power Design
Engineering Consultants Ltd. Mr. Nairn
was accompanied by Norman Rolle. He
was delighted to assist the department and
looked forward to working with them on a
larger scale.
Leslie Rolle, senior education officer,
said God had to be a part of the process
that led to the donation as he worked close-
ly with Mr. Laing from BEC to get the
computers to Abaco. Mr. Rolle said while
they do have some computers available,
they didn't have sufficient computers for
the students to use.
An evaluation of the schools in the dis-


trict will help to determine where the com-
puters will be given.
Scotiabank assists
with school supplies
By Canishka Alexander
Scotiabank was the scene of a lively
event on August 28 as Matthew Sawyer,
branch manager, donned a Forest Heights
Academy uniform shirt complete with
short pants to participate in a number of
giveaways at the Marsh Harbour branch.
Unaware that he was the recipient of
the first gift certificate to be given for the
day, Teneil Adderley walked into the bank
and received a $60 gift certificate, school
bag and school supplies for a great start
toward the new school year. Mr. Sawyer
was assisted by Nicolette Turnquest.
Teneil did not have much to say al-
though he admitted he was pleased with
his gifts. He seemed to be recovering from
the surprise of winning so many things in
one day.
Mr. Sawyer explained what the back
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"We're promoting back to school, and Sco-
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School From Page 74
we also give a little lunch package."
It is just an effort on behalf of Scotia-
bank to assist with school expenses. "The
monetary funds will assist in the educa-
tional funds for some of the less fortunate
children," he said. He hastened to explain
why he was wearing the Forest Heights at-
tire. "I'm dressed in full regalia in Forest
Heights' uniform, and by no means does
it mean that Forest Heights is my favou-
rite school. When I called around, it was
the only school that had my size," Sawyer
explained. "I'm with Forest Heights this
year, and maybe next year I might be at
another school."


Tournament From Page 1

believes that this tournament was good to
help all players improve their game so that
they can stay sharp. Those persons who
played on Saturday and got eliminated did
not play on Sunday. Mr. Nairn would like
to make this tournament an annual one but
sponsorships will determine that.
The four top players from Abaco are
Captain Easy, Sydney Bain, Dulla Pinder
and Cordero Russell. Sixteen persons par-
ticipated in the tournament.


An Abaco horse dies


The Abaco Wild Horse Mare Bella-
trix II died on August 15. She was the
friendliest, happiest horse but never do-
mesticated. She never knew about ropes,
bridles or any restraints, yet she genu-
inely enjoyed people, kids and cameras.
She was everybody's favorite and many
people have written to say they miss her.
She gave little no indication of illness.
On August 15 she appeared listless and
had lost weight. Dr. Derrick Bailey began
treatment but by morning she was dead.
Necropsy indicated massive liver failure
and lungs not in good condition, all likely
the effects of her early life exposed to the
toxic environment of a citrus farm.
Her death brings down to seven the
number of the world's most rare and
endangered breed of horse. The Abaco
horses are DNA proven descendants of
the horses brought to the New World by
the Spanish Conquistadores, remaining
pristine since their importation from Cuba
in the late 1800s. The herd once num-
bered nearly 200 but inappropriate and
cruel human intervention brought them to
the edge of extinction once before. They
rallied and now they hover on the edge
once again.
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Residents say that a mini restoration
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appears to have halted erosion of the settle-
ment's public beach, although the situation
is being monitored.
"It seems to be correcting itself," said
Dan Pinder. "We had to save it, and the
groyne seems to have stopped the erosion,
straightened the creek flow and the beach
is coming back."
Over the past two years the creek im-
mediately east of the settlement (crossed
by a small wooden bridge) silted up and
slowed down the tidal flow, which used to
be strong enough for children to ride in and
out of the creek mouth.
A small spit developed over the last year
in front of the creek mouth, growing from
the east and diverting the normally perpen-
dicular creek flow to the west. This altered
discharge was eroding the public beach in
front of the settlement to an alarming de-
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The public and private beaches to the
east of the creek were also eroding. And
there was clear evidence of casuarina in-
vasion, which experts have concluded
is directly linked to beach loss. Casuari-
nas are a destructive invasive species and
both government and environmental agen-
cies recommend their removal from sandy
shorelines.
These trees which are native to the
western Pacific and were introduced to the
Bahamas a century ago suppress native
vegetation, preventing dune formation and
causing chronic beach erosion. Evidence
from elsewhere around The Bahamas
shows that these trees will ultimately de-
stroy the beaches they occupy.
Neil Sealey, a former geography lectur-


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er at the College of the Bahamas who has
written text books on the coastal environ-
ment, was asked to visit Cherokee in June
to recommend possible solutions to the
creek silting. In his report, he noted that
the area was one of extensive deposition
with numerous sandbanks, wetlands and
low islands.
"In time more land will be formed and
the bay areas infilled, although the creeks
may continue to drain the resulting wet-
land for a much longer period. This is
not a stable environment but one of great
mobility due the generation of sand from
a variety of sources, and the movement of
this sand by various forces, most notably
tidal action, wind-driven currents, and ma-
jor storms.
"It may well be that current erosion and
deposition in the vicinity of Cherokee rep-
resents the simple evolution of these long-
term processes, and there is little that can
be done to prevent existing localized silting
and erosion. Continual monitoring, with
actual measurements and photographs, will
help to establish what is going on.
He said that observation from both the
shore and travel by boat, and supported
by local reports, indicated that sand depo-
sition was occurring in many other parts
of the general Cherokee Sound area. "In
addition to these natural forces there are
man-made structures and actions which in-
terfere with and alter the coastal zone, and
if these can be identified, some restoration
may be possible."
In this case, local authorities had budget-
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to act quickly. A contract was awarded to
Curtis Sands to remove accumulated sand
from the short spit at the eastern creek
mouth and extend the creek mouth per-


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pendicular to the coast, as shown in earlier
photographs. Sand removed from the spit
was used to restore the western beach.
The short wall on the western side of the
creek, which has been in place for many
decades, was not considered a factor in the
current silting. Sealey recommended that
repairing the collapsed section of this wall
could protect the eroding beach, which is a
community recreational facility. The wall
extension was restored with fill covered by
boulders to prevent movement by normal
wave action.
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opening of the new Community Health
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equipment healthcare providers can have.
The new clinic has a modern maternity
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a pharmacy. It has resuscitation and sta-
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Plans are underway to strengthen of
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Happy 60th Birthday
Local business woman and co-owner
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celebrated her 60th birthday in grand style
with family and friends on August 8th.
People from all over the island gathered
at the Cornish residence for the occasion.
She is very grateful to God for allowing
her to see her 60th birthday and was over-
whelmed by the support she received. In
brief remarks she contributed her life suc-
cess and blessings to the hands of God be-
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Mrs. Cornish is a community builder in
Treasure Cay and has worked to provide
opportunity for young people through the
scholarship foundation that was set up in
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September 15, 2009


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North From Page 77
Church of God in Cooper's Town thanks
all those who the parents and their children
who supported the recent VBS at their min-
istries. VBS was held during the week of
July 20th to July 25th. Participants were
able to engage in clean and wholesome
activities that built them up spiritually and
physically. The children all enjoyed the
VBS and were very happy that they were a
part of it. The committee wishes to thank
everyone who contributed to the success of
the event and is looking forward to your
continued support in future endeavors. Its
because of you this event was a success.
Accident victim is
grateful for life
Tito Russell was traveling north on the
Sherlin Bootle Highway towards Treasure
Cay which is home to his family his car hit
a utility pole and literally wrapped around
it. The victims were airlifted to New
Providence for further medical care at the
Princess Margaret Hospital. Mr. Russell is
most grateful to be alive and is thankful
that God saw fit to spare his life. His testi-
mony is a touching one, and he is sharing it
with all whom he comes into contact with.
Mr. Russell is employed with BEC.
New School Year
On August 31st the new school year
began throughout The Bahamas. Parents
are busy purchasing uniform and supplies
that will aide their children in the upcom-


ing school year. Educational officials are,
however, encouraging parents to pay spe-
cial attention to the foods that their chil-
dren are eating. As there is an increase in
obesity among school children, the Minis-
try of Education is asking parents to make
wise food choices. Parents are asked to
pay attention fo their children's progress.
Literacy is being promoted throughout the
country and students are being encour-
aged to read. No matter what level you
find yourself at in your studies, reading is
important. The success of this new school
year depends fully on the combined par-
ticipation of both the parents and students.
Wedding Bells
The sound of wedding bells has been
ringing loud throughout North Abaco. The
most recent wedding took place on August
15th in Nassau. Shanria McIntosh and Del-
vin James exchanged vows and committed
themselves to each other. Both are descen-
dants of the North Abaco community.
August 15th was a day for another Trea-
sure Cay couple as they exchanged vows
before God. Fetty Arnestine and Dulcie
Vilsaint were wed at the Full Gospel As-
sembly of God. Friends and family gath-
ered to celebrate with the couple as they
committed themselves to each other. A
beautiful reception followed at the couple's
residence in Sand Banks.
Youth hosted fair
The youth department of Zion Bap-
tist Church in Fox Town hosted a fair on
August 7th at Fox Town Primary School


grounds. Lots of food and treats were on
sale and music to entertain. Later that eve-
ning a concert was held that featured praise
dancers from various churches includ-
ing an all boys dance group. The concert
was blessed with Min. Leroy Thompson
and Pastor Ed Armbrister, who served as
Masters of Ceremonies and kept the crowd
lively and well entertained. The Youth De-
partment's dance ministry and drama team
was a part of the concert. These fund rais-
ers will benefits the praise dancers in pur-
chasing of needed supplies and equipment.
Youth Convention
The youth department of End Time
Harvest Ministry will be hosting its 12th
Annual Youth Convention On September
7 to 13. This year's convention will have
the theme Young Generation Unleash Your
Spiritual Gifts. Convention 2009 will be
held at the church in Crown Haven. Guest
speakers for this year are Pastor Carlos
Reid of Nassau and Prophetess Emma Col-
by of Turks and Cacios.
Clean up campaign
In an effort to clean up the community
and beautify their surroundings, Mrs. Ar-
lene Cornish organized a clean-up cam-
paign that took place on August 15th. The
message she is promoting is cleanliness and
she aimed to instill environmental concern
in the youths of that community by teach-
ing them to take pride. She along with con-
cerned residents and children began clean-
ing at 9 a.m. The weather, however, was
not on their side. They initiated the clean-


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up campaign but within minutes their ef-
fort was stopped by the rain. At that time
they had already filled five bags of trash.
She is encouraging other communities in
North Abaco to follow this initiative. She
is encouraging Abaconians everywhere to
work together and keep the island clean,
green and pristine.
Treasure Cay wins
The under 12 boys of the Treasure Cay
Sporting Club traveled to Grand Bahama
to participate in HOYTES (Helping Our
Youths Through Education and Sports).
Last year the boys finished as first run-
ner up, so this year they returned to Grand
Bahama with blood in their eyes seeking
vengeance. And vengeance was surely
theirs. Teams from all over the Bahamas
traveled to Grand Bahama for the primary
divisions championship which was held on
August 6th and 7th. After two days, the
boys emerged as the winners. The com-
munity of Treasure Cay congratulates
Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team for a
job well done.
Scholarship Student
is Excelling
Kettlyne Dorsca is studying pre-medi-
cine as a major and nursing as a minor in
Puerto Rico on a scholarship and is doing
well. She is presently getting some hands
on practice this semester. She was very
successful last semester and continues to
work hard to maintain a GPA of 3.0. She
graduated from the Sherlin Bootle High
School in 2007 as Valedictorian. She has
since been studying abroad on a full schol-
arship and has committed herself to excel.
She is very grateful for the opportunity to
be studying and says that it also gives her a
chance to perfect her knowledge of Span-
ish. She hope to return to The Bahamas
upon completion of her studies and prac-
tice in her field of study.



I Church News I


Friendship Tabernacle
Holds a Night of Prayer
By Samantha V. Evans
September 4th, Friendship Tabernacle
church held a night of prayer to allow
Bahamians who had special needs and re-
quests to come before God in faith expect-
ing a breakthrough. All week long Pastor
Silbert Mills had been talking about the
power of prayer and that in his own life he
has seen the effectiveness of it. He invited
pastors to come without all of the collars
and robes to join them as they pray for
the youth, schools and educators, the na-
tion, the church and the sick. The church
was packed as many persons came seeking
answers to personal problems and chal-
lenges. There was singing, praising and
worshiping unto the Lord and a night filled
with prayer. Many reports of healing and
burdens being lifted were reported after
this evening.



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The Abaconian


Section B Page 19


uA h Local Government at Work


Hope Town District Council Aug 20
The Hope Town District Council met
on August 20. It had been given 140 let-
ters concerning the proposed Elbow Cay
Club development in addition to petitions
with 630 signatures opposing the project.
The letters opposed the project by four to
one. It was announced that the developer,
Mark Mason, had withdrawn his request
for approval-in-principle.
Council had required that letters for
or against this project be received by the
Council office in Hope Town by 5 p.m.
on August 6. Mr. Mason's petition with
signatures in support of the project was
sent by email to Chief Councillor Jeremy
Sweeting which he received while at work.
Council members were of the opinion that
Mr. Mason, a trained lawyer, disqualified
his petition by not submitting it as request-
ed. A Council member ensured that the
Council office remained open until 5 p.m.
just to be sure that late submissions would
be accepted.
The letters and the petitions were neat-
ly bound into two books to be forwarded
to the National Economic Council in the
Prime Minister's office in Nassau.
Administrator Cephas Cooper expressed
his concern that the developer was circum-
venting government's requirement that
projects of this nature be submitted first to
the National Economic Council.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting
voiced his opinion that this present proce-
dure disregards local views and is wrong.
He felt that local communities should be
consulted first for their views and opinions
which the NEC would then consider in
their deliberations.
Even with National Economic Council
approval, developers must still apply to lo-
cal district councils, town planning boards
and others for approvals. Mr. Sweeting
pointed out that developers often present
this initial high-level government approval
as their blanket authority to proceed with
their project and over-ride or bypass local
authorities.
Mr. Sweeting intends to bring this sub-
ject up with Abaco's six other chief coun-
cillors and bring this issue to government's
attention if the others agree with him.
A request by resident Paul Thompson
was approved for the restoration of the old
graveyard on the dune beyond the school.
He wants to restore missing headstones
and identify unmarked graves.
Results of the annual hotel inspection
made last January were reviewed with
members being assigned to see if the de-
ficiencies were resolved. The hotels had
been notified earlier and were expected to
be in compliance at this time. These 13 li-
censed hotels ranged from Guana Cay in
the north to the south end of Tilloo Cay, a
distance of about 17 miles.
The meeting concluded with an on-site
inspection south of Hope Town where it
was reported that sand was being taken
from the beach. Nothing was noted at the
two locations visited.
Dundas Town Local Government Com-
mittee Plans and Update Sept 1
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Township Commit-
tee has been having some leadership chal-
lenges for several months now. Due to
a letter written to the Minister of Local
Government by Committee Chairman Cay
Mills outlining such problems, the Hon.
Byron Woodside, Minister of State for Lo-
cal Government, along with Renee Glinton
visited Abaco to meet with the committee
on July 29th. Min. Woodside stated that
he would not like to see this matter taken


to court so he was here to lend his support
and to hear their side of the matter.
The gist of the matter is that Chairman
Mills has accused the Committee of issu-
ing contracts and paying bills without his
consent and disrespecting him as leader.
Chairman Mills also has a problem with
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper,
who, he stated, says one thing at Commit-
tee meetings and acts a different way in
Council meetings.
After hearing their concerns, Min
Woodside told them that he would have to
seek the advice of the Attorney General's
office on this matter. In the meanwhile, he
told them not to issue any new contracts
but to rather continue to operate as they
had been until he hears back from the AG's
office. He encouraged them to continue
meeting as scheduled and he sanctioned
Deputy Chairman Faran Newbold to con-
duct meetings.
At the meeting held on September 1st,
matters were discussed related to the miss-
ing contracts that were submitted and non-
payment of two persons who worked dur-
ing July and August. Members stated that
once they noticed that the contracts were
missing, they contacted Chairman Mills
to asked him about them. He stated that
he took them by mistake and promised to
return them. But to date they have not yet
been returned to the Local Government of-
fice. It was discovered, too, that Chairman
Mills stopped the release of payment of
checks to two persons who had contracts
with this township. He did this without
consulting the committee. According to the
committee, these persons worked so they
should be paid. Therefore, the committee
agreed to pay them for the work done.
It was discovered that the water at
Ocean View Park was turned off. When
a call was made to inquire as to who au-
thorized this, they were told that Chairman
Mills told Water and Sewerage to cut the
water off. It was later turned back on as
several events were scheduled to be held at
the park in the weeks to follow. As a result
of this case that is pending with Chairman
Mills, Administrator Cooper reminded the
members that they can only hold regular


meetings and that no new contracts can be
issued. This upset the members greatly as
they do not feel that it is right for them to
be held hostage from doing the work of the
people they served. Mr. Cooper told them
that they can still work but under the stipu-
lations made by the Minister.
After the members voiced their concerns
on the matters related to the non-function-
ing chairman, the sub-committee leaders
gave updates on their projects. Sydney
McIntosh gave an update on Ocean View
Park stating that he is concerned by the ac-
tions of the chairman and that he has taken
over Ocean View Park. He is unaware of
who gave the concession that operates at
the park their permission to do so but later
discovered that this, too, was the work of
Chairman Mills.
Cecil Ingraham gave an update on Cen-
tral Pines stating that they will meet with
the Central Pines Association so that their
projects can coincide with those being
planned by the Association, and they can
help make them a reality. He stated that the
area needs to be cleaned. Since they cannot
issue any new contracts, he is concerned
that it will soon look like a forest.
Wanda Major and Maggie Cornish re-
ported that they are not at all pleased with
the way Brown's Bay Park is looking these
days. They are upset that all of the fill that


was there to finish work that had been
started disappeared overnight and no one
seems to know where it went. The park-
ing lot across the road that they have been
given permission to use was to be leveled
off using the fill that disappeared. Now this
latest mishap has set the committee back by
a few thousand dollars.
George Cornish gave an update on the
Dundas Town graveyards, stating that
cleaning has been done as discussed but
parks and graveyards will be cleaned as
needed.
The committee wants the public to know
that due to the absence of the interpreta-
tion of the law as it relates to the claims
filed by Chairman Mills, the Dundas Town
Township Committee is now on hold pend-
ing this response. This interpretation will
determine what they can do legally if the
Chairman doesn't show up at meetings.
Mr. Cooper encouraged them to reach out
to Chairman Mills and invite him to sit
down to a caucus. A call was then made
to him by Secretary Talana Newbold to ex-
tend this invitation but Mr. Mills declined,
stating that he has nothing to say to them
and is not prepared to meet with them at
anytime. This conversation was outlined in
the minutes.
Before the meeting ended the financial
report was discussed.


Marsh Harbour has new member

Ruth Pinder was sworn
in as a member of the
Marsh Harbour Town
Committee on August
20. She was the only
person to nominate on
August 6 to replace
Mike Malone who
passed away earlier
in the summer. She is
shown here with Ad-
ministrator Cephas
Cooper and Committee
members Danny Saw-
yer, Lowell Albury,
Colon Curry and Ross
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Club News


Rotary Club
By Julian Lockhart
After a very dramatic and tenuous past
year with the death of president and much
loved Mike Malone, the Abaco Rotarians
are trying to bounce back and right their
ship in the coming year under the new
presidency of Gentry Morris.
Mr. Malone died earlier during the
summer of 2009 after a long battle with
cancer and Mr. Morris has been trying to
revitalize the spirits of the Rotarians after
taking over as president on July 1st. He
said, "For the first part of this tenure we
have been trying to boost the membership
in terms of their spirit. Obviously, with the
passing of the past president Mike Malone,
spirits have been dampened, folks have
been disenchanted in terms of their support
of things that have been going on in the
past. There have been issues and concerns
which we have brought over into the new
year and my focus right now is to really re-
vitalize the club. Without motivated Rotar-
ians we will not get people supporting the
programs to raise money and to fund the
projects we use to help the community,"
he added.
Rotary is a non-profit organization
whose main goal is to provide funding for
educational charities and to work with im-
proving the community around them. For
years they have held a speech competition
with the winners receiving scholarships
and they have helped Every Child Counts
extensively.


One of the major projects this year is
to expand the Interact program in the high
schools throughout Abaco. The only school
currently taking part in the program is St.
Francis de Sales. Mr. Morris said they are
in discussion with two other schools about
starting this year.
After much success elsewhere the Aba-
co chapter started the Rotary First Fridays
on September 4th. This is a cocktail hour
when Rotarians get together for drinks and
fun and bring interested members of the
community out for a meet and greet and to
learn about Rotary.
The biggest fund raiser of the year is
always the golf tournament in Treasure
Cay in January. It has raised money in the
past for worthwhile projects including the
refurbishing of the community library in
Marsh Harbour. Mr. Morris said, "We
were not building the library, there was a
local organization that was building a li-
brary and Rotary just donated to that ef-
fort. The monies are still apparently sit-
ting on the account and we have not been
given any official update in recent times
as to where they are with that. I do know
from past information, let's say five to six
months ago, that they do not plan to build
that building anymore, but refurbish the
existent building with the funds we have
given them. We would like to see that hap-
pen and we are also looking at the library
in Sandy Point to hopefully assist them by
raising some funds this year to get that
project revitalized down there," he con-
cluded.


By Canishka Alexander
Just a sample of the talent and creative
efforts of the members of the All Abaco
Handicraft Association could be seen on an
lovely display comprised of mainly straw,
coconut, beads, shells and crystal. Addi-
tional items were included in the tastefully
decorated display, which represented the
work of most of the association's mem-
bers. Weather permitting, members set up
their craft work on the deck where Sapo-
dilly's Restaurant was located.
Past President Edna Kemp was excited
to introduce craft coming from Marsh
Harbour. While Ms. Kemp specializes in
shells, many of her colleagues like work-
ing with different materials including
sand, coconut or straw. "I specialize with
the shells. I use the shells to make shell
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and flowers. What we're doing is we're
specializing right now working with our
hands with the shells from the sea, and
we're working with the sand," she ex-
plained.
Courses are offered through the Baha-
mas Agricultural and Industrial Corpora-
tion. Lovely Reckley, national vice presi-
dent, is qualified to teach classes when 20
or more people sign up. "So it's all here
on Abaco if you just take time to see what
we're doing," she said. "We really want
the organization to grow, and we want all
of the people who are interested to come
and take some of the classes from BAIC."
Ms. Kemp naturally became involved
in the association because she has always
been an outdoor person and has always
loved shells. She agrees that more Bahami-
ans need to become involved in this lucra-
tive indus-
try that is
SO iAT 1 being fully
supported
by the gov-
ernment.
"Well,
govern-
ment right
now is re-
ally pushing
to get the
Bahamian
people in-
ouraging more people to get volved. We
riety of crafts and frequently want to get
Restaurant. rid of the
stuff that's coming in from China, Taiwan
and all kinds of different places, so gov-
ernment is really looking to get Bahamians
involved, so we can start to do our own
thing."
The association members are eagerly
anticipating BAIC's Farmer's Market and
Craft Centre. "After government gives
us a location where we can work, I truly
believe more Bahamians will get involved
and really start to take interest in this type
of work," she stated. "When the tourists
come, they look for items that are made
here on Abaco."
Association members are Lovely Reck-
ley, national vice president; Edna Kemp,
past president; Nadine Rolle, acting presi-
dent; Susan Sawyer, secretary; Lillian
Cash; asst. Secretary; Veronica Rahming,
treasurer; Cleopatra Burrows, asst. trea-
surer, Owenta McDonald, chaplain; Sha-
ron Dorsette, asst. chaplain; Stephanie
Hield, public relations; Doranell Swain,
Ministry of Tourism representative; Lor-
raine Edgecombe; and Andrae Thompson.


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Students wait for school to begin




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The students of Central Abaco Primary School wait for school to begin when they will
line up to go into their classrooms. Although there are 800 registered in the school, only
about 600 showed up when school first opened. More have shown up subsequently. We
understand that the school is short several teachers and the number of students in each
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shopping & restaurants. Price reduced $75,000.
Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings
WPB Double wide trailer, 2 bedroom 2 bath,
car port and separate laundry room, pull out
couch, washer, dryer, Located in Palm Beach
Colony close to shops/mall/airport. Asking
$13,000 but will negotiate. Contact 365-5085


Remember

Conservation begins with YOU


Congratulations
Congratulations are extended to Miss Felicity Simms from
your parents, Jonathan and Agatha Simms, sister, Kim, and
brothers Triven, Jonathan Jr., and Abraham. We are so proud
of your achievements and accomplishments, especially the
completion of your Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathemat-
ics with Distinction along with being the recipient of the Math
Award. We wish to encourage you to remain focused and ex-
ecute your duty as a teacher With a spirit of excellence. Special
thanks to her supporters: Family members, Friends, Teachers
and Abaco Pathfinders.









Working Relations with the Haitian communities


By Julian Lockhart
Minister of Immigration, the Hon.
Branville McCartney, along with the De-
partment of Immigration is making a con-
certed effort this year to lock down on il-
legal immigration in The Bahamas, as they
have run a number of raids throughout the
Bahamas and on Abaco.
They ran an organized raid on Abaco in
July, hitting the three Haitian communities
on the mainland The Mud, Pigeon Peas
and Sand Banks and rounded up a couple
hundred individuals of which some were
legal and others had their paperwork.
The Department of Immigration has a
difficult and major job to accomplish be-
cause of the vast waterways surrounding
the islands and the number of illegal im-
migrants already in The Bahamas.
Minister McCartney has come out with
a storm, vowing to make a difference in the
growing epidemic that is facing the Baha-
mas and to increase the number of raids to
round up as many illegal migrants as pos-
sible in the next year.
All of these initiatives are great and need
to be done to curb the problem that ille-
gal immigrants pose on the health, educa-
tion and criminal systems in the Bahamas.
However, it is not what needs to be done in
the case in Abaco, but how it is carried out.


A number of individuals, including Am-
nesty International, have cried out against
the procedures that the Department of Im-
migration along with their counterparts,
the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and
Royal Bahamas Police Force, use in the
process of raiding these communities.
Despite Chief Immigration Officer of
New Providence Peter Joseph, who led the
raids on Abaco, stating that there were no
major incidents of people being dragged
through The Mud and individuals suffering
injuries echoed after the round-up.
Men were brought to the Immigration
office in Marsh Harbour in boxer shorts
and were not allowed to dress and women
and children were said to be taken from
their homes and beds.
All of these incidents prove the point of
a number of individuals who state that the
officers over abuse their authority and treat
the individuals living in these communities
like animals instead of humans who are
scared because of the early morning intru-
sion.
Luzena Dumercy, a Bahamian born of
Haitian parents on Abaco, said they just
want to feel respected and be treated hu-
manely and not have these officers storm
into their communities in the wee hours of
the morning wielding guns.


Despite the need to curb the illegal im-
migration problem, it should be done in a
humane manner and individuals should not
be treated as if they are less than human
just because they are in a country illegally.
A number of individuals said if the De-
partment of Immigration would just build
a respectful relationship with the Haitian
community, they would be more willing
to help in identifying the individuals who
are of illegal status or who are committing
crimes.
Now I don't believe for a second these
individuals will turn in their family mem-
bers who are in the Bahamas illegally, but I
do believe enough of the community wants
to build a productive lifestyle on Abaco
and are willing to police their own com-
munities and help authorities.
A little respect from authorities will
also help with the assimilation of the three
communities on Abaco as everyone moves
towards an understanding and acceptance
of the other individual, as Haitians play a
vital part in the economy and social aspects
of Abaco.
It will not happen tomorrow but as
Minister McCartney and the Department
of Immigration move forward with their
planned raids on these communities, they
need to understand that these individuals
are human and should be treated as such.


Church


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


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


We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send


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


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


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


Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
S St. James
Methodist
Hope Town
SSunday 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


usiness service


irectory


Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals


elbow cay ca
Ph. 242-366-0530 VHF Ch 16
Off Season Rates Available
Call Us for Special Rates




MARINE, LTD

Boat Storage
Outboard Sales & Service
Ph: 242-365-8556 VHF Ch. 16
haroldsmarine@batelnet.bs
on the highway south of Treasure Cay


Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: 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

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


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


Abaco A & D Trucking
Callus
Timothy
or Adele
McDonald
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
PO. BoxAB 20432, Marsh Harbour Abaco


Mike Cornish
24 Hour Mobile Tire
Servicing the entire Abaco
With dependable service
Office Location: Forest Drive
Cell Phone: 458-0692


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Street Vendors sell fresh foods


By Mirella Santillo
Island flavor is often associated with
street vendors or local produce markets.
On Abaco locations vary, but it is usually
under a large shady tree where one can
browse for food, especially fish. There
was often fresh conch salad under the big
"fig tree" on Guana Cay. In Marsh Har-
bour conch and watermelon vendors used
to gather under the almond tree where the
new Royal Bank of Canada now stands.
When that tree was destroyed to allow for
parking, the vendors did not disappear;
they found another large shady tree across
the street, a casuarina, under which they
set up shop.
And there, most days of the week you


will find fishermen, crab vendors and pro-
duce sellers in even greater number than
before.
On a rainy Friday afternoon a number
of trucks were parked around that casua-
rina tree, their beds packed with goods.
Bobby Albury from Marsh Harbour had
conch and fish. "I have been selling from
the back of my truck for seven years. I am
here mostly everyday except Sundays" he
said.
A few feet away stood a large cage full
of land crabs tended by Rochelle Robinson
and her young son. Mrs. Robinson brought
her crabs from Andros. Every year An-
drosians bring their popular land crabs to
Abaco and stand in that same location un-


til they are sold out. Cabbages, tomatoes,
onions, carrots and other vegetables were
displayed at the back of Shawonan Pinder
and Felicia Clyde's truck. "We started to
sell here only two months ago," explained
Mr. Pinder, who added that business was
good so far because of their competitive
prices.
Two fishermen from Cherokee Sound,
Jamie Lowe and Don Sawyer, offered
fresh or frozen fish that included grouper,
grunts, hog fish and more depending on
their catch. They go fishing for two or
three days and sell the other three days.
A distance away, another fisherman, Roy
Roberts offered fresh grouper and dol-
phin.
Traffic was heavy on that Friday after-
noon. Many cars were stopped so their
drivers could make their purchase. Grou-


per sold for $6 per pound. An average size
fresh hogfish went for $10 and conch could
be bought for $2. There was a relaxed at-
mosphere around the vendors, each visit-
ing and socializing with their neighbors.
Why in that location, I asked? "Because
that is where everybody is," was the an-
swer! A fisherman mentioned that a better
place would be the promised produce mar-
ket across from BEC.



Correction
We regret that Sherlycia McKenzie's
name was incorrect in the September
1 issue. She is the student from St.
Francis de Sales School who spent two
weeks at Florida International Univer-
sity studying marine biology.


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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.
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The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Har-
bour, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, is seek-
ing qualified applicants for the follow-
ing position:
Electrician
Successful candidate will be mainly
responsible for trouble shooting elec-
trical problems/situations and carrying
out repairs. In addition, the individual
must have a sound knowledge of mo-
tors, boilers, transformers, industrial
wiring, lighting, pressure tanks, timers,
etc. Single phase or 3-phase certifica-
tion along with 5-10 years experience is
a must.
All interested persons are asked to
submit their resume to: Info@abacobe-
achresort.com or fax to 242-367-1974.


Dump Truck Drivers for Abaco
All applicants should possess the following:
A minimum of 3 years experience
Must have a valid driver's license
Please fax resumes to
Human Resources Manager 242-377-2193

Now hiring Executive Chef, prior fine dining
culinary experience a must. Email resume to
abacolodge@gmail.com
Nanny / caretaker needed. For furhter infor-
mation please call 475-9013



House sitting, running errands, grocery shop-
ping or care giving. Contact 242-554-9991 at
any time


Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name bra nds. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
information
Used office furniture, desks, chairs, confer-
ence table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for
more info.
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8000 W Briggs & Stratton Portable Genera-
tor, gas operated, electric start, virtually new -
used only 3 hours, many extras. $1,900. OBO
Contact David 365-8892 or 577-0263
15 grouper traps, 6 months old, $110 each.
Call 477-5991


VEHILESFORSAL


00 Mercury Sable, red, low miles, interior
like new. Asking $4500. Brand new Sears
lawn mower, never used $275. Call 365-6051


03 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up truck, very good
condition. Lockable. Toolbox. Asking $7,950
fRn Cnrntnt 458-05A


V Io ULy a RIav pritSin ouIIULIUoII, uoIly
7500 miles, pearl white paint, grey/blk inte-
rior. Asking $22K. Contact 577-0098


25 hp Yamaha four stroke $1500 OBO Call
477-5991


2005 Caribe Boat, w/ 2005 20 HP Honda en-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat '7Onn r'ntaot 365-5_295


18' Parker '93, 140 HP Mercury, '03, new
hydraulic steering, new cable, self bail,
$7.000 ONO Ph 365-5140


18' Manta, 1999 Yamaha 150, vey low hours
(appox. 200), 4 blade S/S prop, Lenco S/S
Sport trim tabs Sea Star hydraulic steering.
Clarion stereo system. Sport Gauges/Steering
Wheel. Boat was redone in Oct. '06, all ac-
cessories new then. Completely turn key. Very
fast (50+ mph). Asking $8,500 OBO. Call 359-
6019 or e-mail at ryan@abacoconstruction.com


20' 1989 Shamrock Cuddy Cabin. Brand
new (not rebuilt) original spec. inboard en-
gine, very economical. Well equipped. Trail-
er. Beach-able keel drive. Duty paid $14,900
242-367-1000 or 772-286-5859

21' Mako w/ 150 Yamaha $9000
22' Aquasport w/ 150 Yamaha $11,000
Both boats in good condition and ready to go.
Call for more information 365-5178


BOTS& ARNEITM


22' Rosborough Sea Skiff, 1997, Honda 90,
291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped.
at Outboard Shop. Asking $25,000. Call 519-
671-6354


24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruis-
er gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new bat-
teries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to
go. Located in Leisure Lee, asking $15,000.
Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@
netscape.net


26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065
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26' Intrepid '91, 2 Johnson 175 HP ('98) Good
condition, A/C, generator, new batteries and
trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $25,000. Contact
Capt Charles Jones. 242-368-0438


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225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin
tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO.
Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155.
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Charming residence designed with
two, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AB11158


DUNDAS TOWN
This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 3/4
acres is an incredible offering includ-
ing crown lease on the harbour.
$295,000. Ref. AS11145


JUST LISTED! SOUTH ABACO: 54 acres near Hole-in-the-Wall. $2,200,000. AS11204
JUST LISTED! WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near the beach.
$249,000. AS11205
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq.ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
BAHAMA PALM SHORES: 13,248 sq. it. hilltop lot. $26,500. Ref. AS11099
REDUCED! TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations. Com-
munity dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the com-
munity dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All amenities
nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near the
community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and golf
course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdivision.
Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea of
Abaco. Reduced to $710,000 for a limited time only. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront community.
Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at $395.000. Beachfront
lots starting at$595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $260,000. AS10731


LITTLE HARBOUR
Two storey cean view residence con-
verted into a 1 bedroom suite and 2
bedroom apartment.
$485,000. Ref. AS10808


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $495,000. Ref. AS10890
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ELBUW IUAY
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665
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GREAT GUANA CAY
Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
treat with generator, tools, and utility
vehicle. Near the beach,
$349,000. Ref. AS10648


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Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127
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ELBOW CAY
3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701
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THE ABACO CLUB RITZ-
CARLTON, WINDING BAY
1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away.
$1,795,000. AS10802


GREAT GUANA CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033


MARSH HARBOUR
Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath house
with a relaxing deck, large workshop,
and central air. Near all amenities.
$228,500. Ref. AS11141


MARSH HARBOUR
4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006


MARSH HARBOUR
Private 5 bedroom estate with free-
form pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal
retirement home or vacation villa.
$1,060,000. Ref. AS11005


THE BLUFF AT WINDING BAY
2.09 acre property with dramatic
cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole',
and nearby luxury amenities.
$4,900,000. Ref. AS11130


NORTH END, ELBOW CAY
19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120
ft. of beach and foundation for a
2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home.
$695,000. Ref. AS11144


MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
2 acre commercial site with building,
in need of repair, ideal for office
spaces. Ideal for a shopping plaza.
$750,000. Ref. AS11108


MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL
Rare opportunity to purchase this
6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
1.5 acres. Great investment.
$795,000. Ref. AS11118


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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedVOLUME 17 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009 Schools, both government and primate, opened on August 31. Most students were excited and looking forward to new challenges and making new friends as well as being with their previous schoolmates. Many were anticipating being back on a schedule and are ready for the work ahead. Abaco has a total of 15 government schools from MooreÂ’s Island in the south to Fox Town in the north. Eight private schools are mainly in Central Abaco. There are many pre-schools throughout Abaco. Prior to the August 31 opening, teachers began preparing on August 24 with an Orientation Week. This included a Back to School Church Service and Symposium on August 26. The Facility Managers attended a workshop on August 27. Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superintendent of Education, is beginning her third year of overseeing the Abaco District. She is pleased with the improvements made last year in the academics. She emphasizes the goal of the District: Excellence for Each Student in Each Classroom in Each School. She is encouraging teachers to motivate their students to learn to their best ability. This issue of The Abaconian will highlight our schools, their accomplishments and some of the support they receive from churches and businesses and the community.Students return to resume classesTeachers are encouraged to improve academicsStudents are adjusting to their new routines as they begin a new school year. This is the scene at Abaco Central High School ea ch morning as studentsÂ’ bags are searched on arrival. Final attendance figures are not known as many parents are negligent in gett ing their children to school for the first several days of class. The Abaco Education District held a Back to School Church Service and Symposium on August 26 at New Vision Ministries. It was attended by most of the teachers and staff of schools on Abaco. All schools, government and private, are included in all programs, competitions and activities of the District. Shown here, right to left, are Sandy Edwards, Education Officer in charge of Family Life; Administrator Cephas Cooper; Administrator Theophilus Cox; Mrs. Lenora Black, District Education Superintendent; Sis. Carmen Cornish and Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries. Pastor Cornish was the keynote speaker. See story on page 2.Back to School Service brought teachers together Native son gives to his school Osbourne Stuart, President of Adler Realty & Investment Co. Ltd., left, and Perry Thomas, AdlerÂ’s Abaco Office Manager, right, made a presentation of gifts to the students of the MooreÂ’s Island All Age School during its PrefectsÂ’ Assembly on September 4. Osbourne Stuart, a native Abaco son, former teacher and school principal prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, brought encouraging words in keeping with the assemblyÂ’s theme Achieving Our Dreams Through Education in Literacy. Highlighting the importance of an educational preparation, Mr. Stuart said that Please see MooreÂ’s Island Page 2 By Samantha V. Evans It is back to school time and teachers all over The Bahamas returned to work on August 24th. In the Abaco District, a Back to School service was held at New Vision Ministries on August 26th with the theme for the school year Excellence: a Prevailing Attitude. Superintendent Lenora Black commended the teachers for a very productive and successful school year. However, she told them not to linger too long on what has already happened but to prepare for a new school year. She told teachers that children learn by doing. In fact, many Please see Service Page 2

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Tel: 242-367-2091 Fax: 242-367-2235 unitedabacoshipping@coralwave.com BAHAMAS ADDRESSP.O. Box AB 20737 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Fax: 242-367-2235 unitedabacoshipping@coralwave.comNEW U.S. DELIVERY & RECEIVING ADDRESSGulfstream Lines/ Heavy Lift Services 801 Avenue E Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact; Tina Diaz researchers have confirmed that learning is a complex process. Teachers need to be motivators in order for students to make sense of the world hey live in. Mrs. Black encouraged them to teach to draw out what God has put within them. Consequently, their environment should provide stimulating tools to facilitate learning. They must provide quality education. Together, they can ensure that children in the Bahamas get the best education possible. She encouraged teachers to use resources wisely especially as all sectors are cutting back at this time. The keynote speaker for the service was Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries International. He stated that teachers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Changes in the schools and attaining excellence, he stated, will require a Service From 1 passion for education by all teachers. They must take their job seriously to reclaim that desire for education which he noted is gone. Excellence results in promotion, he explained. He told educators that all around the world people are raising the bar as marketplaces have become quite competitive. He encouraged the teachers to be committed to the job they have and plan to give their very best. They must embrace the vision set for the district and work together to bring the goals set to fruition. To improve the overall standard of education being obtained by students in this country will require teamwork; not only in the educational sector but in all sectors whether public or private. All Abaco residents must come together to fix the problems education is facing. There is too much crime in The Bahamas now and Abaco has its share but to rid the island of crime will take the efforts of schools. Teachers are important because students look up to them and admire them. Students learn from those significant persons in their lives. They are influenced greatly by teachers. Teachers must set a good example for students and live a life that is void of deviant behavior. In order to have an excellent environment schools must have excellent people. He appealed to the Department of Education to not remove discipline from the schools as it is needed to maintain order. He applauded Superintendent Black for a job well done and thanked the teachers for their great work. Finally, He stated that Abaco has a lot of smart children but without God it will mean nothing.Teachers heard motivational talk The Back to School Service held on August 26 was for teachers and staff of all schools on Abaco. Shown here are Administrator Theophilus Cox, Education Superintendent Lenora Black, Pastor Samuel Cornish, Sis. Carmen Cornish and Moderator Laura Lee Davis. 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 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESMoore’s Island From Page 1 developing a respectful attitude for parents, teaches and oneself was a foundational requirement for achieving a life of good success. “I am a son of this soil. While I encourage you to succeed, I believe that it is also very important to give back to the community that nurtured you,” he said. Demonstrating his concern for assisting the next generation of Abaco leaders in realizing their educational objectives, Mr. Stuart, President of the Adler Realty, along with the Manager of Adler’s Marsh Harbour office, Mr. Perry Thomas, made gift presentations to the Moore’s Island All Age School and committed to ongoing assistance to the school.

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 LIGHTEN UPGreen Turtle Cay. Sea to Sea. 8 bedroom, 8 bath luxury home. Specataclar views. 2 docks private beach, gardens, boat house, workshop & genny. Turn key. $5,500,000-REF #6596 Contact: Chris Farrington www.coldwellbankerbahamas.com Your Perfect Partner in Abaco SIMMONS PLACE GREAT INVESTMENT 4 commerical spaces and 2 rental units on main tourist strip 8,760 sq. ft. $630,000-REF #6766 Contact: Mailin Sands TRADE WINDSGreen turtle Cay, Elegant 4 bed/4.5 bath home. Deep water water dock, innity pool & hot tub. Breathtaking views. Designer kitchen. Open living/dining room. $4,400,000REF #6413 Contact: Chris Farrington MARSH HARBOUR Pelican ShoresElevated with sea views. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath main house + caretakers cottage. Includes standby generator, solar panels ,central a/c & jacuzzi. $2,300,000.00-REF #6930 Contact: Mike Lightbourn INDIGO HOUSEElevated 3 bed, 3 bath house. Goreous sea views. Dock, swimming pool & large deck. Taste fully furnished. Priced from $875,000-REF #6023 Contact: Chris Farrington GREEN TURTLE CAYSea to Sea property with dock and 1/2 cottage. Beach on Sea of Abaco and the deep water dock. $632,000-REF #6898 Contact: Chris Farrington TUCKED AWAY Sandbanks REDUCED 2 bed, 2 bath home on 1.4 acres from highway to Sea of Abaco. 80 of water frontage. $249,000-REF #6582 Contact: Mailin Sands CROCKET DRIVENewly renovated 2 bed, 1 bath home in immaculate condition. Fenced in yard. $250,000-REF #6085 Contact: Mailin Sands SCHOONER BAYA Colonial-style green villagew/morden day amenities. Homes restaurants, business & much more are planned! Lots range from $120,000-$1,960,000 and more 3,286-19,811 sq. ft. Ask about our home package GREEN TURTLE CAY NEW LISTIN G Two bedroom, two bath villa with shared dock an ramp. Beautiful view of the harbour. $417,000-REF #6835 Contact: Chris Farrington Bahama Palm Shores-Residential lots from $30,000 Sunrise Bay-Approx. 9750 sq. ft. lot $250,000 Sweetings Village-Approx 9,000 sq. ft. lot $70,000 Marsh Habour-Vision Heights. Lots from $51,500 Yellowwood-Hilltop lots. Call for Prices Murphy Town Lots-4 lots from $45,000 call Lee Long Beach-1/4 acre lots. $30,000-$50,000 Treasure Cay-Lot one back from beach $105,000 Green Turtle Estates-Multi-family lot $160,000 Dundas Town-9,000 sq. ft. road from lot $40,000 Sand Banks-1.22 acre seaside lot $85,000 call Mailin S.C. Bootle Highway-1.3 acre lot near T.C. $70,000 call Shirley Green Turtle Cay-1/2 acre beachfront lot $475,000 JENCO PLAZA3,570 sq. ft. commerical building on 20,000 sq. ft. parcel in centre of town. All spaces currently rented. $579,000-REF #6427 Contact: Mailin Sands SUMMERPLACE Man-O-War Cay REDUCED 3 bed, 2 bath home on historic front street. 2,100 sq. ft. l andscaped yard with fruit trees. Near town and the harbour. $375,000-REF #6691 Contact: Mailin Sands TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING 3 bed, 2 bath home on elevated 6 acre waterfront lot. Spectaclar sea views. Fruit trees & tropical shrubbery. $620,000-REF #6782 Contact: Shirley Carroll MARINA VILLAS2 bed, 2.5 villas in a marina setting. Private dock slips. 100 ft of prime waterfront. $650,000-$880,000 Contact: Chris Farrington Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound 242 366-2053 Shirley Carroll Treasure Cay 242 365-9118 Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour 242 367-2992 Chris Farrington Green Turtle Cay 242 365-4695 Mike Lightbourn President 242 393-8630E-Mail: Abaco@ColdwellBankerBahamas.com LEISURE LEE3 bed, 2 bath home on triple lot. Open oor plan. Beach access nearby. $370,000-REF #5366 Contact: Mailin Sands

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 By Canishka Alexander Gillian Slater visited Abaco again this year on behalf of IndiGO Networks, but this time it was on August 28 at Standard Hardware to launch the company’s residential and small business telephone service called onephone. Abaco first benefitted from IndiGO’s services in April of 2008 when the company launched its prepaid long distance phone card services at Let’s Talk Wireless, one of its prepaid phone card merchants. Those interested in the service must first have broadband internet access and a touch-tone phone. The service relies on VoIP technology, which utilizes the internet for telephone conversations. According to Ms. Slater, the Public Utilities Commission earlier issued a telecommunications license to Systems Resource Group Limited (SRG). IndiGO is the registered business name of SRG, which is the only licensed operator to provide competitive voice services in The Bahamas. Telephone service is set up quickly, and IndiGO can provide additional telephone numbers. An online directory is also available for onephone customers. Amy Collins, a store representative, said the company is currently offering an introductory price of $99.99 for the equipment and set-up fee for the first month for customers to sign up for onephone. They also receive 500 minutes and can call The Bahamas, United States, Canada, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and the Dominican Republic. Although customers say the company’s rates are slightly higher than those offering similar services, they are willing to try it if the quality is good. However, Ms. Collins said not many people have signed up for the service so far. The initial setup requires a deposit, which is returned if service is discontinued with the company. Bills are received monthly by e-mail, and customers can manage their accounts online. Monthly payments are made at a Royal Bank account that IndiGO has set up. There are several plans to choose from for your home or business. The plans range from $19.95 to $34.95 per month for the residential plans and range from $24.95 to $64.95 per month for the small business plans.Suzuki dealer is now open on AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson Abaco Suzuki and Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals are joint companies which opened the beginning of July and are situated on Front Street in Marsh Harbour next to the Union Jack Dock. Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals is owned by C.J. Edgecombe, who is a partner in Abaco Suzuki with James Malone as Service Manager. Mr. Malone maintains all of the rental boats for Abaco Dorado. Abaco Suzuki is the only certified Suzuki dealer on this island, and Mr. Malone believes that there is only one other small dealership in the entire Bahamas on the island of Exuma. “People come from Nassau and all over to our dealership here,” he states. The company sells Suzuki outboards and has some engines in stock but can order any size engine up to 300 hp. Abaco Dorado has a fleet of 15 rental boats 22 and 24 feet in length all of which are meticulously serviced. Mr. Malone can be reached at 367-3695 or Fax 367-3697.Marsh Harbour Community LibraryBy Canishka Alexander Several years after the government library in Marsh Harbour was closed, Mrs. Yvonne Key was upset. It was an oversight that she ensured would not be the case for too much longer. On January 28, 1998, the Marsh Harbour Community Library opened its doors in memory of Dr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb and Mrs. Owanta Gottlieb. Mrs. Key said that Dr. Gottlieb’s grandson Connor had the honour of cutting the ribbon. “Marsh Harbour didn’t have a library, and I thought we needed one, so I went out and got the donations,” Key recalled. She collected donations from the entire community. Donations included carpet, an air conditioner and shelves. “The community assisted with the library. It is a community library that is locally funded,” she said. Mrs. Key said the government leased the land where the library is located to the Marsh Harbour Sporting Association whose president is Gurth Russell. Although it is far from being a state-of-the-art building, the library has seen many improvements. “The library has undergone extensive renovations,” she said. “The Rotary Club of Abaco donated $7,500 three years ago, and we spent the money to fix the roof that was leaking, on light fixtures and a new carpet.” The library is equipped with a computer room which houses six computers. “Someone is paid to assist with the computers, but the rest is volunteer work,” she explained. Mrs. Key oversees the day-to-day operations of the library and its upkeep. In such a technology-driven age, it may seem that libraries are outdated in our society. However, libraries are increasingly being redefined and provide an abundance of information in many formats and from many sources. They also offer the expertise of librarians and those who are skilled in finding, organizing and interpreting information. Isobel Sherman, a library volunteer, said Mrs. Key has worked hard in the last 10 years on the library. Amazingly, Mrs. Sherman said people weren’t aware that there was a library in Abaco, but they’ve seen an increase in membership lately. Adult membership is $20 per year. A $4 membership fee is required for children. Book rentals are 25 cents per book for adults, and children rent books free of charge. The library’s hours of operation are Monday to Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.New business provides array of servicesBy Canishka Alexander With 40 years established in the hotel industry, Edna Kemp has established a business called Kemp’s Private Maid Service. Despite the business’ name, Ms. Kemp is offering many other services to the comCentral Abaco News IndiGO offers new telephone servicePlease see Central Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Live Music Every Saturday Night 7 pm until White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 60 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/ Oil/ Bait/ Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef BarWATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/ air cond/ sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Every Sunday Jamin’ Jan Live5:30 9 pm at bar side 2 for 1 drinksBahamian Buffet Night every Monday Chinese Bahamian Night every WednesdayLong day in the boat? Too much sun? Too much fun?What’s for Dinner? Let us deliver your dinner! Delivery Available 6:30 pm 9 pm From Pizzas to a Full Meal Tahiti Beach to the Post Of Þ ce Dock30% off 2009 Villas rates through November 30 Special Dockage Rates September 1 through February 1Boats up to 49’ $500 monthly with metered water and electricityBoats over 49’ $700 monthly with metered water and electricity Open through the Fall munity. The innovative business offers anything from cleaning to laundry to babysitting. The women assisting her have been in the cleaning business for numerous years. She knows that Abaco has many homeowners and that there are countless residential homes that require maid service. While the babysitting services are offered to the community, the service is primarily for tourists. “I have hired Christian girls who are reliable to take care of the children,” Kemp said. Edna Kemp can be contacted at (242) 554-9905 or by e-mail at kempservices@ hotmail.com. The business is located on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour. Christmas Festival will be December 5By Michelle Mikula The organizing committee for the Sixth Central From Page 5 Annual Christmas Festival has announced that December 5th is the date for this year’s festival which will take place in Marsh Harbour at the site for the proposed BAIC Craft Centre. The committee is in the initial planning stages and is pulling together all of its resources to ensure that this year’s festival will once again please the hundreds of people who attend. In addition to keeping the traditional features of this festival of local and national talent, it will include a variety of fun and yuletide activities with food and craft items for the entire family to enjoy. The committee is planning to broaden the activities with a range of new experiences in competitions and entertainment. The committee would like the public to know that application forms for food and craft booths can be collected from the Abaco Tourist Office beginning on October 5. All interested persons are asked to submit their applications before the deadline date More Central Abaco News of November 6. For further information on the Sixth Annual Christmas Festival, contact the Abaco Tourist Office at 367-3067.Copper wire stolen off utility polesBy Canishka Alexander Dale Mills of the Abaco Powerline Company realized that something was strange when he returned to work to find that the copper wire that had been stapled to a number of utility poles had gone missing. With work in full gear of the new BEC plant, Mr. Mills and his crew have found themselves in an unexpected dilemma. He has informed the local police about the missing copper wire, but so far, there have been no leads in such a desperate act. With supplies being stolen from their work site, this greatly hinders Mr. Mills’ progress. He was flabbergasted as he pointed to one of the utility poles where the wire had been removed. “They pulled all the staples out – I don’t know how they did that! They must have used a vehicle to pull the staples out,” he reasoned. “They even picked up the copper staples.” He said the perpetrator removed the wire only from the poles near the road, which amounted to four or five poles having their copper wire stolen. Traces of copper wire, and a few discarded staples were left near one of the poles seemingly overlooked. “They didn’t see that these were copper [staples] otherwise they would have carried them, too,” Mills said. As he examined another pole, there were gashes at its base. “They chopped it see it there. There are chop marks,” he indicated. “They chopped the wire, and pulled it off or probably attached it to a vehicle.” Unfortunately for Mr. Mills, not only does the theft amount to loss of material and time, but it is an added expense for him. “I am responsible for construction, and BEC is supplying the material. Indirectly, it’s coming out of my pocket. I have to pay for the labour to put it back,” he said. 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

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 The Abaconian David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Julian Lockhart, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 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 surface The Editor Says . . . BEC ignores Abaco input Letters to the EditorLet’s get back to basicsDear Editor, After reading the very informative article by Larry Smith about Abaco’s new power plant, I am heartbroken to know that it is actually happening. Deep in the pine forest of Wilson City, the lowest grade, undesirable fuel available called Bunker C will be used to accommodate the rapid growth in this area. The oil ships will reportedly pass right by our national park reefs near the Pelican Cays. Most people are not aware this is happening. Serious health issues and environmental disasters could be a result of this type of plant. Meanwhile, the top story of the latest Abaconian newspaper starts off with “The northern communities of Abaco came out in full force for the arrival of the 19 Miss Universe contestants.” I really hope that are all guilty of indulgence which leads to this problem. The perfect evening to most of us involves cooling out in the A/C while the clothes are in the dryer, dishes in the dishwasher, television on, and, oh, yes, gotta have hot water all day long even if we don’t use it! Our government is trying to meet our demands, and we need to give them the guidance and support to do so in a conscious, healthy and sustainable manner. Renewable energy is going mainstream in other countries, and we need to jump on board and get with the program. I read that renewable energy options are “not yet feasible for Abaco on a utility scale because winds are inconsistent, solar collectors require too much land and the island’s current waste stream cannot generate enough power to meet demand.” There is plenty of land on Abaco, and it can be used wisely to accommodate what our existing power plant cannot And it’s hard to believe that we don’t have enough trash to turn into power. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Inform yourself of the plan by reading the article by Larry Smith on www. bahamaspundit.com. Let’s get BACK TO BASICS before it’s too late! Rachael AberleCalls for cessation of constructionDear Sir or Madam: I am a physician who has practiced medicine in Marsh Harbour for 25 years. I wish to add my voice to those expressing concern regarding the proposed BEC Please see Letters Page 9 we have our priorities straight and come out in FULL FORCE to the meeting on September 10th that will present the details of the new power plant. There are other ways to generate electricity which will not potentially cause acid rain, cancer, waste management problems, devastating oil spills. We live in a land with abundant sunshine, steady ocean breeze and plenty of trash that we need to recycle. The only solution to the power problem we are facing is to harness our natural resources and build solar and wind power plants and turn trash into electricity. Other countries are doing it, why can’t we? Instead, we are contributing to global warming, risking our health and our beautiful reefs and beaches. It sounds like the tar that we used to step in on the beach might be back. Bunker C “sludge” is currently being used in the Clifton Pier power plant in New Providence. After years of oily water being discharged, reportedly more than a million gallons of oil have recently been recovered from the caves below the cliffs, costing over a million dollars. On behalf of the people of Abaco and the rest of the Bahamas, NO THANK YOU! Other countries have banned Bunker C fuel, so why are we using it? It cannot be recycled, so what do we plan to do with it? Whatever the plan is, it will cost more money in the end, and the only outcome is further pollution. Although it may be the least expensive fuel, the costs of clean up and disposal will soon add up. I thought our country’s motto is “Forward, Upward, Onward, Together”. So much for “It’s better in the Bahamas.” We can’t just blame the government; we You will read this a day or two after a massive public relations exercise held on September 10 by BEC, government ministers and others to explain and justify the BEC plant expansion at a new site now underway about 14 miles south of Marsh Harbour. If the project stays on schedule, it is believed that electricity from this plant may come on-line in the spring of 2010. The meeting held at New Visions Ministries in Marsh Harbour is the first public disclosure of any consequence by BEC, a wholly owned government corporation, or government on this $100 million project. Concrete foundations are being put in place, transmission lines are under construction and the four massive generators are expected to arrive in November. After the four 100-ton generators are set in place, the building will be erected around them. In looking through our archives, we found only two earlier references to this project, both based on hearsay, although the information was from reliable sources. In July 2006 a brief statement noted that BEC was looking for a site for their expansion. In February 2008 we noted that bunker C fuel would be the fuel for this facility. Several government ministers, including Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, have made one or two sentence references to this facility in various speeches and presentations in Nassau. The need for additional electrical capacity to supply Abaco’s growing economy is well accepted as well as the need for newer and more reliable equipment. The Environmental Impact Assessment, EIA, for this project has been submitted to the BEST Commission for review and possible acceptance. Even though the cement is being poured at the site, the EIA has not been officially reviewed or accepted that we are aware of. An initial article in the Nassau Tribune followed by a similar article in this paper by columnist Larry Smith several weeks ago aroused the Friends’ environmental organization and those individuals who have concerns about elements of this project. Friends of the Environment has been quietly requesting a public meeting on this topic for the past 18 months with no response from either government or BEC. Now that the cement is being poured, government is willing to let us know what is going on. For the most part, objections, suggestions and the concerns of Abaco residents at this stage of the project are of little concern to either government or BEC. Major concerns at this time by the public may be answered by the government team making the presentation, but it is expected that the group will have a difficult time convincing everyone about several aspects. Several of the larger concerns follow. • It is unfortunate that Abaco will now have two substantial and separate industrial areas, the sanitary landfill and the power plant. By being separated, it will be difficult for Abaco to make use of present and future technology which uses garbage to generate electricity. It has been noted that the plant will have an incinerator to dispose of nasty refuse that may accumulate there. As our landfill management gains experience and capability, this incinerator has the potential for consuming other nasty items. It is unfortunate that an industrial incinerator is not located in a better place to easily service both sites. • A heavy dock facility will have to be constructed to accept the bunker C fuel tanker. The Wilson City shore is subject to heavy sea swells surging through North Bar Channel and to a lesser degree through the Little Harbour Channel. Snake Cay is several miles farther away but its dock is not subject to these swells. The steel piling at Snake Cay is showing its age at 50 years, but the dock is still serviceable for ships and vehicles. Both locations are equally sensitive to environmental damage from any oil spill, but Snake Cay has less potential for problems during a fuel transfer. • We are unable to comment intelligently on the Bunker C fuel. Its first cost is vastly cheaper than other fuels. However, it is much more difficult to use and its use creates extensive maintenance problems. It is not clear how cheaper fuel and higher maintenance will play out. We understand that seven of the 12 generators at the present BEC plant are not operating for various reasons. It is not clear how BEC will respond to the additional maintenance issues inherent to the use of bunker C fuel. Government and BEC may give us convincing arguments to dispel these concerns but they will have a hard sell to convince the audience that BEC’s silence for the past several years has been acceptable conduct. This project is just one example of many where government has chosen to ignore local input or proceed without giving information locally on what is going on. Other examples are the following: • The airport runway was finished a year ago and is still unable to be used. There has been no reason given for the delay or what the current status is. • The landfill was handed us without adequate explanation of its management including how to deal with the surplus leachate. We are learning how a landfill must be managed, but it seems that some aspects have not been explained or provided for. • Two garbage transfer stations were constructed without local input. The one to the north may be useful someday. It is doubtful that the one to the south will ever be used efficiently because of its location. • The Central Abaco well field that was expanded several years ago without any local input. Its location along the highway will become an obstacle to the growth of the area as the inhabited area expands to the south, the only direction available for Marsh Harbour’s expansion. One of Local Government’s reasons for existence was to empower local persons and have local knowledge contribute to our welfare and our future. The least that Nassau could do is to inform and listen to local interests. A fascinating sidelight to this BEC issue has been the immediate and intensive use of the Internet by those objecting to elements of this new plant to gather support for their concerns. Since the September 10 meeting was announced a week or so ago, the Internet has been a-buzz with messages and documents proving it’s OK or it’s not OK. Photos and even a locally produced video showing the negative aspects of this project have been widely circulated and have created tremendous interest in the project. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham recently made a statement about his displeasure of someone taking the initiative to change the colour when painting the interior of the House of Assembly. He was, however, pleased that persons take initiative, but then said, “You shouldn’t allow strangers to come in your place and determine the decor. I don’t condemn initiative, but uninformed initiative is not to be tolerated.” Many on Abaco feel the same way strangers have come and changed the Abaco decor they are concerned. Government and BEC have been negligent in informing Abaco on this project and requesting local input even if they subsequently ignored it. [For those unfamiliar with Abaco’s history, Wilson City is the historic coastal site of a large lumber mill which ceased operation around 1915 1916 and that has been uninhabited since then.]

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name 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 power plant at the Wilson City site. It is my understanding that BEC plans to use a Bunker C (No. 6 Fuel Oil) fired generator. I have concerns regarding the use of this fuel, the proposed site of the generator and commitment to use of fossil fuels into the foreseeable future. As a medical doctor, I worry about the effects of burning this fuel in regard to the health of this community. While it shares characteristics with other hydrocarbon fuels, Bunker C contains high levels of hydrogen sulphide, which is extremely toxic. The United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) rates TWA (Time Weighted Averages or exposure for workers over an eight hour shift) as toxic at only 10ppm, and IDLH (Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health) at 100ppm. Bunker C also contains toxic heavy metals including vanadium, cadmium, lead, and nickel, polycyclic aromatics hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other components that have been identified as suspected carcinogens in animals. Repeated or prolonged exposure may be dangerous for BEC workers and the population at large due to its carcinogenic effects. Few scientific studies have investigated this fuel and its effects on mammals. However, one such study suggests detrimental immune system effects on humans, marine mammals and other sea life. I recognize the need and plan for smokestack scrubbers. However, this technology is subject to perpetual maintenance and will not be effective without attention to continuing servicing of this equipment. The distribution of emissions is subject to the vagaries of wind and weather despite the proposed height of the smokestacks. However, perhaps a more immediate concern is the location of the new power plant. The Wilson City site requires a docking station for transfer of fuel from tankers to a pipeline to the site. I have been fortunate to own a small cottage on Lynyard Cay, which is just east of the proposed site, for 32 years. I have explored the creeks south of Snake Cay to Wilson City and the Bight of Old Robinson extensively. I recognize the incredible unspoiled beauty and diversity of the creeks, mangroves and Blue Holes that exists in few other places in the world. I also realize the importance of this area as a nursery to the reefs and Sea of Abaco which, in turn, is essential to fishing and tourism. I have seen the proposed site of the docking station exposed to direct ocean swells for much of the year which undoubtedly will make transfer of fuel precarious and subject to oil spills despite the best of precautions. Such a spill will be devastating to the sea life and subsequently to the beauty and economic well being of our community. In addition, the placement of the docking site, plant and the necessary towering smokestacks will be readily visible from the South Abaco Sea which is extensively traveled by locals and tourists and will destroy the esthetics of the area. Finally, the cost and magnitude of this project suggests commitment to this oilfired power production for the foreseeable future. In this time of economic slow down, concern for the environment, rapid development of alternative energy, and the unpredictable cost and supply of petroleum products, this plan seems regressive and unsustainable. I call for immediate cessation of construction of this plant, deliberation and examination of the concerns of the citizens of Abaco and consideration of alternative location and source of power production. Sincerely, Frank Boyce, MD Public is outragedFriends, neighbors and all concerned, greetings, As the Bahamas enters the twenty-first century with new technology, global outreach and greater emphasis on tourism, economy and the environment, we move forward. We protect our wildlife, fish and endangered species from extinction by limiting and controlling its valuable fishing and tourist industry, making us aware of the dangers of invasive species that could ultimately endanger this second most important economy. To slide backwards into generating electricity using Bunker C fuel while the rest of the world recognizes the danger of this process is tantamount to sticking one’s head in the sand to avoid seeing its consequences while the very danger to our air, water fishing industry and thus our children, grandchildren and our very existence is threatened by this process. By now, this information has leaked out to the general public with the expected result: outrage! How could this progressive society allow itself to step backwards into this literal black pit unless greed and profit were the motivating factor? Other companies have cut back during this difficult time rather than ignore the devastating consequences of putting this cancer machine in our back yards. I personally implore you to reconsider the location of this plant and the incongruity of placing it next door to the only solar powered community on Abaco. Robert T. Zwickel Appeal to the Prime MinisterThe Hon. Hubert Ingraham Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dear Mr. Ingraham, I am a resident of the North Abaco constituency and I write you in complete dismay over the new BEC plant being planned for our island. Sir, I hope that you will really hear my concerns and represent my views and the views of many others like me. I am a person who tries to stay knowledgeable of what is going on in my community. I have not heard of any town meeting that discussed the new BEC plant and the use of Bunker C oil at that plant. I am also learning that the use of Bunker C is not only detrimental to the air that we breathe and the environment that we live in, but that it can have a serious impact on the future health of my family and me. Mr. Ingraham, why would my government simply choose to make this kind of decision without even bringing it to the community? I realize that government has to be mindful of the economy and doing things in a costeffective way, but I’m thinking of the longterm costs that could arise because of the carcinogenic nature of the Bunker C fuel. I feel shortchanged as a constituent, I feel angered and I feel insulted that my government would choose to shove this down my throat by rushing ahead and building this plant without any kind of public conversation. Sir, I really want you to understand this, I feel deeply insulted. I guess I was naïve to think that my government would be one of transparency where something as big and expensive as this plant would be brought to us, the constituents. There are so many alternative technologies available that would allow us to have much cleaner sources of electricity. Is this the very best that persons at BEC and the Ministry of Works can come up with for my community and my island? I cannot understand why we are pursuing this dirty fuel that could bring more cancer to Abaco, not to mention the eventual contamination of our ground water. Sir, you may realize that there are already so many cancer patients. Sir, I am asking that you personally attend the meeting that is being planned by BEC on September 10 in Abaco. I am certain that I am not the only constituent that would like to hear from you on this issue. I realize that construction of the plant has already been started, but you have the power to put a stop to it. From where I sit, this plant and the use of the fuel is showing that no one that represents me cares about my health or the health of my two children or my friends. Yes, I want cheap, reliable electricity; however, it is not worth my children’s health or the beauty of Abaco’s environment. In the early 1980s I was a part of a pilot program that was organized by the Bahamas National Trust and was brought to Columbus Primary School. We were then considered the “future” of the Bahamas. We were taught to be good stewards and to love our islands and our environment. I often think back to Ms. Susan Holowesko and what she taught us. Sir, I cannot sit back and be silent against this and tell my children and my grandchildren that I did nothing to protest it. I trust that you will be convinced enough to put a stop to this. I thank you sir, and look forward to receiving a response from you as well as seeing you at the meeting on September 10, 2009. 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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 J M J J M J E l e c t r i c a l C o n t r a c t o r s Electrical Contractors LIGHTING SHOWCASE & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tel: 367.5145 Fax: 367.5144US: 561.283.3744 Email: abacobill30@yahoo.com D o n M a c k a y B l v d n e x t t o W o o d Y o u F u r n i t u r e Don Mackay Blvd next to Wood You Furniture 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 sides, 4 biscuits and 2 large drinks $20.95 Now Open Until 7 P.M. Sunday Thursday 11 P.M. Friday and Saturday Chicken • Fish • Shrimp • Sandwiches Sides • Milkshakes • Soft Serve Abaco Shopping Center • Marsh Harbour • 367-2615 We do chicken right! finger lickin’ good15 Sep 09Half Price on all Drinks & Milkshakes2 4 P.M. Happy Hour Monday Friday & All Day Sunday ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE 2009RENT A BOATFOR ONE DAY Second day is FREE!!We have Kayak, Fishing Rods and Snorkel Set FOR RENTOther discounts are available CONACT US FOR DETAILS*Some restrictions applyHope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516 VHF 16 www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery *By Larry Smith When National Geographic breaks the magazine cover article and television documentary on Bahamian blue holes next summer, it will be the equivalent of this year’s Miss Universe spectacle in terms of promotional value for the Bahamas and especially Abaco. An estimated 40 million people will see the TV show, 12 million will read the magazine article, and eight million students will be exposed to the curriculum materials provided to schools. The Miss Universe telecast last month included footage of the Bahamas that amounted to a nine-minute prime time commercial aired in at least 85 countries. “The serious attention that National Geographic is paying these blue holes attests to their value and the pristine condition in which they remain,” Tourism Director General Vernice Walkine told the Abaconian recently. “I welcome this coverage. It is sure to add depth and value to the information that is available about the blue holes of The Bahamas.” The National Geographic-financed team of scientists, divers and film makers who are taking part in the Bahamas expedition left their base at the Moorings in Marsh Harbour two weeks ago. But they are scheduled to return in the fall for another two weeks to complete their assignment. “We pitched the project early this year with material gathered from scouting trips we made last year,” said expedition leader Dr. Kenny Broad, an ecological anthropologist at the University of Miami. “And we actually came out as the top project among those that received significant funding. When you include in-kind contributions, the total expedition funding is about $750,000.” Those in-kind contributions included vehicle use, office space, dockage, hotel rooms and other forms of assistance from individuals, businesses like the Moorings, and groups like Friends of the Environment and the Andros Conservancy. “We also did an eight-day social science survey of Andros in June with 20 students from the College of the Bahamas,” Broad said. “Also participating were three Bahamian experts Jessica Minnis, a social scientist at the College of The Bahamas; Michael Pateman, an archaeologist with the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation; and Nikita Rolle, who is studying marine biology at the University of Miami.” Broad conducts research in The Bahamas that addresses human-environment interaction and marine reserve network design. He has participated in and led scientific and film expeditions around the globe, including the exploration of one of the world’s deepest caves in Mexico’s Huautla Plateau. He is a fellow of the Explorer’s Club. Broad and his colleagues lived aboard the 63-foot research vessel Tiburon as they criss-crossed the Bahamas over six weeks beginning in early June. They explored submerged caverns, conducted original research and produced videos and stills for print, broadcast and educational applications. The expedition is one of some 9,000 research projects that National Geographic has funded around the world. This puts Bahamian blue holes in the same league as polar expeditions by Robert Peary, excavation of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, Louis and Mary Leakey’s research into early hominids in East Africa, and underwater explorations by Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard. In 2004 veteran cave diver Brian Kakuk discovered an entire associated skeleton of an extinct tortoise in the Sawmill Sink blue hole located in the pinelands of southcentral Abaco. Later investigations in this undisturbed site disclosed abundant fossils of the prehistoric reptiles, birds and mammals that once lived on Abaco. Human bones were also found and dated to about a thousand years ago. “We spent a lot of time in The Bahamas last year on scouting trips from Mayaguana to Grand Bahama looking for the best sites that gave the most bang for buck,” Broad said in a recent interview aboard the R/V Tiburon. “It costs a lot to get scientists in here, but when you can go in one hole and pull out a lot of visual stuff that makes it more feasible.” Both the plant and animal fossils from Sawmill Sink are well preserved and provide unparalleled opportunities to reconstruct ancient environments in the Bahamian archipelago. One of the most significant finds is an undisturbed 12,000-year-old owl roost where the remains of many bird and mammal species have been identified. There are also unique bacterial colonies covering almost every surface of the Sawmill Sink cave. After the initial discoveries, responsibility for the Sawmill Sink research was assumed by the Bahamas Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, with Marsh Harbour resident cave diver Nancy Albury as the local project coordinator. The ongoing investigations have involved scientists from the AMMC, the College of the Bahamas, the University of Florida, the Florida Museum of Natural History, Abaco Friends of the Environment and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. “Nancy Albury went everywhere with us and provided formidable help in both the filming and the science aspects,” Broad said. “Dr. Keith Tinker of the AMMC saw the potential in all this and it is primarily because of him that this expedition is taking place. Friends of the Environment has also been a major supporter in terms of giving their time and resources.” In recognition of their support and participation, both Albury and Tinker have had newly-found species from Sawmill Sink named after them. An extinct tortoise has been named alburi while a living shrimp has been named tinkeri. The expedition’s director of photography is Wes Skiles, a top Florida-based outdoor film maker whose credits include a PBS broadcast on the restoration of the Everglades, a feature film by Sony Pictures called The Cave, several National Geographic documentaries as well as natural history shows for the History Channel, A&E, the BBC and the Discovery Channel. “We’ve done Andros, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma and New Providence, but Abaco has the perfect everything for what we want,” Skiles said. “Deep com-National Geographic specials on Bahamas will match Miss Universe exposurePlease see TV special Page 11

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCool libraryOur library has a brand new air conditioner, thanks to some very special friends of Cherokee. Why not drop by, take a load off your feet, cool off and discover the joys of reading a good book. It is stocked with fiction and non-fiction books, biographies, history and reference books as well as lots of magazines; in other words, something for everyone, even children’s books. Many settlements in The Bahamas, do not have a public library, but ours has been here for as long as anyone can remember and we think it was first built somewhere in the early 1930’s and has helped to educate some very successful Cherokee men and women over the years. There is no reason not to take advantage of it now. Flea market still in the planningCherokee residents are hard at work cleaning house, pulling stuff down from the attic, out of closets and out from under the bed for their community-wide yard sale. Old stuff, new stuff, unusual stuff, even some “one–of-a-kind stuff. There will be bargains galore including food and drink stalls, too. So, why not make a day of it and plan a trip to Cherokee on Discovery Day, October 12 starting at11a.m. We’ll be looking for you.Church gets coat of paintEpworth gets a new paint job to start the new church year as well as kick-off its annual Missionary Auction and Meeting. Carl Campbell, a lay-preacher with Ebenezer Methodist Church and a guidance councilor at Queen’s College in Nassau, will be preaching the sermon on September 6th. Rev. Charles Sweeting will be holding a Lay-Preacher’s Seminar on September 12th at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas and the Auction will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday on the Mission House steps in Cherokee. We expect there will be the usual prize fruits and vegetables, some delicious pies and cakes, fudge and homemade ice cream for people to bid on. If the weather holds, we hope to have a good turnout and be able to reach this year’s goal for missions. The message on Sunday will be given by a long time friend of Cherokee, Rev. Charles Sweeting.Back to schoolI actually believe I heard some of the students say they were glad to be back in school. They still have the same uniforms, but ties have been added to the ensemble to be worn on special occasions. The work done this past summer on the building itself has really perked up the student’s surrounds, too. Besides the new kitchen and bathrooms, they have all new fans, newly painted schoolrooms, chalkboards, filing cabinets, chairs and desks as well as a freshly painted school building. All very impressive. I understand we owe a great big “Thank You” for all these renovations to the local Ministry of Education. We always appreciate any help we can get. Methodist minister, Rev. Joseph, came to school the first day with his wife, Patreece. They brought new school bags for all the students from Commonwealth Bank. He was there for the whole assembly, said a prayer, sang a song and told a story. South Abaco News plex labyrinths, fresh water and salt water caves that blow your mind with unusual life forms. The blue holes of Abaco are magically diverse and multi-dimensional. There’s no place on Earth like it.” Skiles is a high school graduate who began exploring caves in the Bahamas in 1978 with the late Dennis Williams, an engineer who was stationed at NASA’s downrange tracking station on Grand Bahama during the Apollo space programme. It was Williams who explored the longest underwater cave system in The Bahamas the six-mile-long Lucayan Cavern. Interestingly, that record is about to be broken by an underwater cave system on Abaco. According to Brian Kakuk, the expedition will soon be able to connect Dan’s Cave with Ralph’s Cave, making this system 30 percent longer than the Lucayan Cavern. “I have worked everywhere in the Bahamas but Abaco is special,” Kakuk said. “And all of this research is designed to give people the big picture why we should care about a hole in the ground. These blue holes are probably the last place on Earth you can physically go to explore. They are truly a last frontier, and our team is thoroughly documenting this frontier for the first time.” The National Geographic television special will be produced in cooperation with PBS’ award-winning Nova series, the highest rated science series on television. Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, reaching more than 325 million people a month through its magazines, cable channel, books, websites and school publishing programmes.TV Special From Page 10 The Cherokee Sound Primary School students line up to begin their day at school. They now have newly painted rooms, new furniture and equipment.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 END OF SUMMERSALE!Come check out our Sizzling Hot specials and deals!20 35% OFF MAJOR APPLIANCES! Ph: 367-3186 • Fax: 367-3469By Julian Lockhart After much anticipation and rumors surrounding the opening of the new Maxwell’s Store, owner Chad Sawyer said they are hoping to open in December 2009 and are even considering changing the name to Price Right as they reconfigure their entire operation. The original Maxwell’s store burnt down last year and Mr. Sawyer thought they would have already had the new store built. He said, “I don’t think I have an empire and I have heard people refer to it as a monopoly, but they need to look up the meaning of a monopoly. A monopoly is when no one else is allowed to do something. We are shooting to be open in December and some of the delay was we originally started out with a metal building, and then we switched to concrete walls and that takes a lot longer. But our insurance rate will be less and thus will keep the groceries less. We quickly scrambled and started drawing up plans. My being so naïve into thinking Bahamians would be motivated to work, I thought we could have it done in six months and that was my ambition and still is,” he added. The new store will be 65,000 square feet with an extra 5,000 square feet of mezzanine space above the main floor. The building is located on six acres with parking space for 120 vehicles at any one time. There will be 33,000 square feet of actual shopping area which will offer the consumer wider aisles, more comfortable shopping experiences and a lot more variety of products. The store will have double the refrigerated boxes that were at the old Maxwell’s. Mr. Sawyer said there have been a lot of rumors circulating around that there will be a Wendy’s or McDonald’s and even a movie theatre in the new store. However, these rumors are all unfounded. Furniture Plus in New Providence called Mr. Sawyer looking for space, and a lease agreement was drawn up. It will be taking 20,000 square feet in the new store. Furniture Plus is planning to be in business by November to catch the Christmas season. Mr. Sawyer said he decided to think green like everyone else is doing and decided not to use asphalt on the parking lot. He will concrete the entire lot. It is not that much more money, but there will not be any oil running off and the lighting at night on the concrete parking lot is a third less than on the asphalt. To add to the green effect he will go with a polished concrete look on his inside floors. It is a no-wax floor requiring no chemicals. It will need buffing only twice a year and all of this is part of his plan to go green. He has plans to add trees to the parking lot. They will be native trees so they survive and also trees Maxwell’s is due to open in DecemberBy Julian Lockhart Chad Sawyer and his partners have come a long way in creating a strong and impressive business plan. He has gone from a couple thousand square feet of store space to over 120,000 square feet of combined store and warehouse space in 10 years. Despite Mr. Sawyer stating that he does not have a grocery empire on Abaco, he has definitely created job opportunities for over 100 Abaconians as well as offering a wide range of products at the same time. Price Right opened on August 13th, 2001, after Golden Harvest burnt down. The empty building Mr. Sawyer was planning to move Sawyer’s Soft Drinks into was quickly turned into a supermarket to handle the demands of a growing Marsh Harbour. That store was 8,400 square feet at the time, and he added another 5,500 square feet. In July 2006 Mr. Sawyer bought Solomon’s Super Centre which he named Maxwell’s after Maxwell Town, the town adjoining Marsh Harbour in the late 1700s. After Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne flooded Price Right in September 2005, Mr. Sawyer bought a parcel of land to build a new store, but that was put on the back burner after he purchased Solomon’s, operating it as Maxwell’s. In April 2009 he leased the building where Cost Right was located and reopened it as Save-a-lot. He has the SaveA-Lot brands that will be carried in the new store. Mr. Sawyer said, “We did a price comparison of all the Save-A-Lot brands and the national brands. We matched them up, ran them through the register and the Save-A-Lot brands, which are good quality stuff, cost 40 percent less than the national brands. Our plan is to have the new store feature the Save-a-Lot brands with some of the club pack stuff that people buy,” he added. There are plans for expansion of the new store. A half acre of land is reserved on the road that can be used for a major fast food restaurant in the future. After the new store is open, the plan is to close Price Right for two months to give it a head to toe cleaning, polish the floors and paint, then reopen with all three stores operating at the same time.Supermarkets expandPlease see Maxwells Page 20 The parking lot for the new Maxwell’s Supermarket is being prepared for a concrete finish. It will be able to hold 120 cars. The building will also house a Furniture Plus store, a furniture company that presently has stores in Freeport and Nassau.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Gas and Diesel for House or Business Wet Suits Masks Fins Spears SlingsAugust Craw Þ shingWe appreciate your patronage Roll-a-way & Aluminum panels By Julian Lockhart Abaco fishermen can no longer harvest turtles or their eggs because of a ban that went into effect on September 1. There will not be any further eating of turtle meat or eggs in the Bahamas. The government had planned to introduce this ban on January 1st of this year, but the date was pushed back as they sought consultation from local fisherman and persons in the different communities. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Larry Cartwright said, “We have mounted consultation throughout the islands and we ended up going through the various islands having meetings. The last leg of that concluded on July 3.” Meetings were held on Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and Exuma with fisherman and other people who wished to comment on the proposed ban. Min. Cartwright said conservation of marine resources is very important and the government of The Bahamas will do whatever it takes to protect the future of the Bahamas. A local Abaco fisherman who wished to remain nameless said, “I understand that they want to conserve the environment and the local wildlife, but it shouldn’t be done at the detriment of people’s livelihood. We do not over fish turtles. It is one thing to say you can only catch turtles between this time period, but to say you can’t at all is wrong. Myself as well as a lot of other Bahamians love the taste of turtle meat, and there is nothing better for some people,” he added. Michael Braynen, Director of Marine Resources, explained that last November the government announced plans to change the regulations governing marine turtles in The Bahamas to provide more protection with the ultimate goal of prohibiting capture. He said the department has been working to spread that message of the government’s intention throughout the country to get public feedback.Total turtle ban is in effectBy Canishka Alexander Kenny Long, the owner of Long’s Landing Seafood, is furious. And he feels like he has every right to be. On September 1 the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources amended its fishing regulations to protect all marine turtles in the Bahamas. The amendment prohibits the harvesting, possession, molestation of marine turtle nests and purchase and sale of turtles, their parts and eggs. Previously, there were measures put in place to protect the hawksbill turtle in 1986 in an effort to conserve and preserve the species. “People weren’t using the turtle for food; they were exploiting the turtles and using their shells to make jewelry. They also used them for guitar picks – nothing synthetic can make a guitar pick like a turtle shell,” Mr. Long explained. However, he is puzzled about how quickly the law came into effect because he spoke to a fisheries officer two weeks ago to inquire about catching turtles and was told he could catch them. “The next thing I knew they passed a law in two days telling us we can’t catch turtles,” he said. Mr. Long said he has been eating turtle meat since he was a young boy. “They can’t just come up with a law like this. You know, I never sell turtles. When I catch a turtle, I always share it with my family members. I can’t stop eating turtle,” he added. He admits that he has no problem with the law in light of it protecting the turtles. Rather, his issue lies with not being able to catch a turtle even if he has a genuine need to feed himself and his family. He said he and a few other fishermen objected to the amendment on August 1, despite the government’s claim of engaging in extensive consultations with the public. “People put in a lot of letters, but we were told it wasn’t enough,” he argued. “Human intervention is good in some things because there are already so many turtles in the harbour that they’re being run over by boats or the sharks are eating them. I find them all the time chopped up from the propellers. You can’t go out of the harbour without seeing them.” He said Bahamians need to start standing up for their rights and stop letting foreigners tell them what to do. “We’re capable of Local Þ sherman upset over turtle ban controlling our own country,” he said. He reminisced on Hurricane Betsy which made landfall on September 5, 1965, giving a vivid description of what took place on the beaches of Abaco. “All the turtles washed up on the shore. We had no electricity, no meat. All we had was turtle,” he said. “That was one time when if we didn’t eat turtle, we wouldn’t have had anything to eat.” He still has a hawksbill turtle shell in his keeping as a tangible memory of that day. Mr. Long said he met with representatives from Friends of the Environment and the Department of Fisheries to propose a system where a permit could be granted to catch turtles even if only for personal consumption and bring them landed whole and alive. The turtle could be inspected, the permit would be stamped and Mr. Long felt this would be a good way for them to regulate the turtles being caught. The system would offer scientific research, and he believes in educating our children. He remembers when he used to have an underwater pen at his dock which had a tiger shark, grouper, turtles, lobsters and other marine life. “A marine biology class used to come and do their research. It was very interesting and looked so nice in the night with all the lights,” he recalled. Mr. Long said there needs to be more concentration on the lionfish that are in the Bahamian waters eating our native fish particularly the lane snappers. “That’s where there they need to focus their attention,” he concluded. Kenny Long of Marsh Harbour is very upset over the ban on taking turtles. He is shown here with a hawksbill shell of a turtle that washed up on shore after Hurricane Betsy in 1965.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 The funeral service for Felix Swain, 58, formerly of Moore’s Island, was held on August 29 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Interment was also in Freeport. He is survived by his wife Elsie Swain; daughters Phyllis, Felicia and Lauralee Swain; sons Quincy Swain, Robert and Renaldo Swain; grandchildren Rashekia Swain, Wade “Tony” Gray, Jasmine Bain, Robyn, Robert Jr., Jeremia, Daquan, Rubin and Ashley Swain, Freddie Basden, Phylia and Jhaden Saunders, Demetrius Henfield, Latisha and Lashawn Bevans and Leonardo Swain; sisters lzetha Bartlett and Annamae Cornish; brother Roger Austin Swain; nieces Anishka, Bernadette and Marilyn Bartlett, Vanessa and Sabrina Cornish, Evan, Rojette, Lakresha and Desiree “DeeDee” Swain; nephews Calvin Bartlett, Edward Greene, Steven and Gregory Swain; aunts Edith Clarke, Leonie and Menerva Davis; uncles Labon, Henzel, Kenneth and Ronnie Davis; mother-in-law Enith Dean; daughter-inlaw Melinda Swain; sisters-in-law Victoria Russell, Dr. Hazel Ekwueme, Shanise Henderson and Florine Dean; brothersin-law Elcott Bartlett, Cornelius “Sonny” Cornish, Maxwell, Pedro, Zendle, Dwain and Burton Dean, Marvin Russell, Dr. Donatus Ekwueme and Joseph Henderrson; cousins Louise Cornish, Elma Curry, Emmaline Butler, Isamae Dawkins, Leotha McDonald, Ina and Leonard Knowles, Iceland Hanna, Patrick Swain, Olga Davis, Violet and Rozena Swain, Mispah Johnson, Florence Stuart, Dedre Smith, Cindy Burrows, Lillian Laing, Patsy Davis, Lisa Moss, Donna Lowe, Misty Pinder, Patricia and Carla Clarke, Edarnae, Helen and Barbara Davis, William Swain, Roland Swain, Salathiel Swain, Ivan and Neville Stuart, Edison, Rodney, Weldon, Buster, Virgil, Aaron and Jermaine Davis, Ernest and Timothy Clarke, Alexander and Leslie Stuart and Loretta Davis; god children Inez Pinder and Larissa Gibson; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Sidney Alexander Cornish , affectionately called “Beef,” 56, of Treasure Cay, was held on September 5 at Revival Time Pentecostal Church of God in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Cedric Bullard assisted by other ministers officiated and interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his wife Terry Cornish; children Romero and Leonardo Cornish; stepchildren Keisha Rolle and Aniska Cooper; stepmother Vivian Cornish; brothers Ivan Bonaby, Charles Adderley, Silvan Cornish, Daniel, Brian and Tyrone Bootle, Rudolph, Lenward; Eddison, Clyde and Wesley Cornish; sisters Genalee Bootle, Evamae Reckley, Florina Cornish and Elaine Baillou; grandchildren Tasha Rolle, Aquasha and Ari Cornish; nieces Patrice, Dedrie and Donnel Cornish, Chrystal Bootle, Tanya Cornish, Teshara Adderley, Tonya, Myzpah, Sherry, Tracey, Nyosha, Lakeisha, Vanessa, Carmel, Lenvita, Sharron, Anshea, Ravonne, Niguesha, Kevelyn, Pauline, Shendeka, Mikgile, Monalisa, Kera, Dorsha, Iesha, Clyoesha, Charmequa, Lenae and Annanette; nephews Clyde, Thaddeus, Terrel, Michael and Lionel Cornish Jr., Sherman Bonaby, Julius, Valentino, Cardinal and Brian Bootle Jr., Enrico Adderley, Tory, Lenward Jr., Fredrick, Jared, Casey, Eddison Jr., Ashton, Jeno, Edino, Steve, Angleno, Giovanni, Nigel Jr., Shaquille, Paul Jr., Jaron, Marcel, Miguel, Makeo, Tyrone, Patrick, Keno, Fabian and Wesley Jr.; aunts Susiemae Longly, Mary Whylly, Rosemary, Jessiemae and Ruthmae Reckley; uncles Donald and Benjamin Cornish, Alexander, Samuel, Emmanuel and Dancel Reckley; stepsonin-law Patrick Rolle; sisters-in-law Emily Cornish, Uneta Bonaby and Monica Adderley, Naomi and Fredericka Bootle, Lane and Charmaine Cornish, Genevieve Dean, Mable Pinder, Betty Johnson, Eliza Symonette and Emily Culmer; brothersin-law Nigel Bootle, Samuel Jr., Sidney, Anthony, Vernon and Elliott Cooper, Leroy Penchion, Aaron Johnson, Drexel Pinder, Glen Culmer, Vinance Dean and Dewitt Symonette; nephews-in-law; nieces-in-law; uncle-in-law; and many other relatives. The funeral service for Sybile Agatha Huyler-Williams , 74, of Treasure Cay was held in Nassau on September 5. Rev.. Stafford M. Symonette officiated assisted by Rev. Cyril Sands and Rev. Patrick Paul. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by sons Nathaniel, Moraya, Abramham, Stephen, Peter and Leo Williams and Bernard Paul; daughters Rosanna Forbes, Clarice Wildgoose, Nurse Isabella Ruby Thompson, Patrica and Monique Williams; grandchildren Japhael, Nivea, Nathaniel and Nathan Williams, John Jr., Leslie and Johnell Forbes, Miranda Felecia and Emmise Williams, Ninja Albury, Racquel and Shantel Wildgoose, Javon McKinney, Clint Johnson, Santana Williams, Peter Jr., Charo, Samuel and Charity Williams, Ambrose Jr. and Symone Thompson, Alexander and Donavan Paul, Cecily, Miquel, Daria and Geran; son-in-law Ambrose Thompson Sr.; daughters-in-law Leanne Yvonne Paul, Michelle, Elva, Claudia, Shavonne and Eve Williams; brothers Ernest and Livingstone Huyler; adopted sister Nethilee Bodie; adopted children Rev. Stafford and Lucy Symonette, Rev. Cyril and Lavaugh Sands and Dale Storr; sister-inlaw Ionie Huyler; nieces; nephews; and many other relatives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 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 (242) 393-4371 • 393-3829 394-7529 • Fax 394-0057 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 LEGACYABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESDestination Abaco 2532 Old Okeechobee Rd Suite 11 West Palm Beach, Florida 33409www.abacofreight.comPhone: 561-689-1010 • Fax: 561-689-9454 Local number 242-367-1922Doug Wiseman, MGRM doug@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo Operations Manager nick@abacofreight.com Ocean Air Provided by the Education Office Department of Education Abaco District congratulates all administrators, teachers, parents, students and stakeholders for the many successes during the past school year, 2008/2009. Thank you for embracing our One Goal: Excellence for Each Student in Each Classroom in Each School. Amy Roberts Primary School• Abaco District Top Achievement Awards for prior school year; awarded in January 2009 to the top student in each grade. • Primary School Academic Youth Awards Grade 6 Students. • First ever Miss and Little Miss Amy Roberts Primary School Talent and Beauty Pageant • Grade Two Spelling Bee Winner Alyssa Bethel • Grade Three student Quinton Charlton and Grade One student Cory DeMario each placed 4th in their grade level Spelling Bees • Students participated in a Book Parade through the settlement to promote literacy • Grade 6 Primary School Student of the Year Award Semi-Finalist Rebecca Roberts • Island-wide Community Clean-up in conjunction with Reef Relief • Assisted, contributed and participated in the Island Roots Heritage Festival • Participated in the fish tagging program with Friends of the Environment Grade 4 students William Phillips and Nathan RobertsCentral Abaco Primary• Placed 2nd and 3rd in grade 6 Spelling Bee. • Placed 1st and 3rd in grade 5 Spelling Bee. • Won 1st place and placed 2nd in Rotary Speech Competition • Won District General Knowledge Competition. • Won District Mathematics Competition. • 1st place in District Religious Knowledge Competition. • Placed 2nd in National Religious Knowledge Competition.Cherokee Sound Primary School• Achieving the top District Reading/ Comprehension Scores for the 2007-2008 Rigby Read Exam in Grades 4 and 5 • Tremendous improvement in two of our slow readers • Taking part in even more competitions than the previous year • The success and accomplishments of our new Grade 1-2 teacher, Catherine Owens • The hard work and dedication of the majority of our students to their studies • Winning the Cleanest Settlement in South Abaco Award our cleaning up really paid off! • Our parents continued support and assistance in school functions and activitiesCooper’s Town Primary School• First place in Grade 4 spelling Bee. • First ever all-boys/all-girls seminar facilitate by Guidance Counsellor • Improved attendance at PTA meeting • Improved student attendance at school • Improved punctuality on the part of students • Improved GLAT results for Grade 6 • Improved co-operation among students • Improved relationship among stakeholders of schoolCrossing Rocks Primary School • Gave canned goods and food to the elderly and needy in our community for Thanksgiving. • Participated in District Spelling Bee Competitions – Grades 2, 4, 5 • Participated in the Math Competition • Participated in the General Knowledge Competition • Planted trees for Earth Day • Participated in the One Bahamas Parade • Students participated in Friends of the Environment field trip and Fish Tagging Competition • The school hosted its Annual Easter FairCyber Learning Center • First 12th Grade Graduation graduated 5 students • Winner of the High School Science Fair • Second Place of the Junior High School Science Fair • Acquired land for the building of the schoolEvery Child Counts School • 95 percent of our students progressed in the Progressive Reading Stream • 14 students took place in local weekly apprenticeships for the year • Micro Business initiative was begun with older more disabled students in assembling and selling utensil packets • Initiation of students with special needs participating in sports competitions and Special Olympics events • Progressive Reading Stream students wrote and performed their own drama about having disabilities and attending ECC – expansion of creative writing and arts curriculum • Expansion of life skills curriculum including cooking classes • Expansion of classrooms with the help of volunteers to now accommodate 100 students with developmental disabilities or learning disabilities • Continued free testing monthly of struggling students • Networking with Rollins College to expand technology • Strengthening of staff in supporting our Leveled Behavior SystemFox Town Primary• Significant improvement in GLAT Grade 3 Writing • Improvement at Grade 6 in all subject areas • Reduction in disruptive behaviour among students • Improvement in literacy levels resulting from the Ten Week Literacy Initiative • Increased punctuality rating for students Great Guana Cay Primary • Award recipient: Chloe Bethel for outstanding academic performance: 20082009 • Completion of 100 Day of School Skills and Performance Unit • Commonwealth Day Presentation of Student Research Information • Friends of the Environment: Reef Talk and Presentation of Exhibit • Completion of School’s Literacy and Reading Programme • Literacy Awareness Grade Level ReadA-Book Competition. • Environmental Awareness: Recycle-ACan Campaign. • Academic achievement of Grade Level Skills for Abaco District 2008-2009Hope Town Primary School • Keep Abaco Beautiful Award Winner Education category • You Tube Video shoot competition Winner UNESCO Sandwatch • Attended a Youth Climate Change Conference in Barbados • Attended the Caribbean Youth Environmental Networks Conference on Climate Change and Water Use in Grenada • Placed 1st and 2nd in Recycling Contest sponsored by Friends of the Environment • District Spelling Bees Madisyn Cole and Anna Albury each brought home 2nd place trophies • Samantha “Charlie” Cash received the highest grade in the District Grade 2 National Literacy Exam • Our radio chip tagged school master fish Master Blaster won First Place and a computer • Natasha Albury placed 12th out of 114 entries from schools all over the Bahamas and received a nice scholarship for high school • All Abaco School Perry Cook Memorial Swim Meet High Point Primary trophy and AwardsAccomplishments of Abaco schoolsPlease see School Page 19

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 James A. Pinder Primary School • Attended educational and professional workshops and seminars • Greater participation in positive community development activities • Improved PTA participation in school and district activities • Students participated in some national eventsMan-O-War Primary School• 20 students read over 50,000 pages. One student won a bike in our reading marathon contest. • Attended Eric Cork’s writing workshop and improved their writing • Won a second place and a third place at the Earth Day Competition • Top scores in the Abaco District on the Rigby Reading Exam • Felicia Roberts earned the highest overall GLAT scores in the District • Our students won trophies, medals and ribbons in swimming and Optimist sailing competitions • Students participated in the District Literacy Initiative • Brandon Weatherford and Johnnie Bethel II placed 1st and 3rd in national art contests • 75 percent of the students achieved the Honour Roll • Visited with the Prime Minister and had dinner with the Deputy Prime MinisterTreasure Cay Primary School• Teacher’s Appreciation was celebrated when teachers recived gifts. • Scholastic Book Club has been reinstated. • School raised funds to assist with the hurricane relief of the schools in Inagua • Grades 4-6 participated in the Coastal Awareness Cleanup Campaign • Minister’s Reading Club was established • Participated in the Youth Month March in Marsh Harbour • Participated it the North Abaco One Bahamas Celebration • Thanksgiving service was held and students brought in canned goods to give to the needy in the community • School Christmas concert was held on the basketball court • Students attended the community concert • Arts and Craft show was held. • A Reading Character Parade was held • Commonwealth Day Assembly was held. • Students attended the Billfish Tournament in Treasure CayAbaco Central High School • Sasha Davis received honorable mention for BJC passes at the Ministry of Education’s National Awards • Raphael St. Hill and Shalna Blanc placed third and honourable mention for US Embassy’s Martin Luther King Competition • Grade 12 students won the Abaco Geographical Information Systems Competition • Students placed 2nd in both the Junior and Senior Abaco District Math and Science Competition • Senior students placed second in Friends of the Environment Earth Day Competition • Vandricka Dawkins placed first in the “Agri Expo” first beverage competition in Nassau • Our students won three gold and two bronze medals at the North Andros Track Meet • Top Family Island School at the High School Nationals • Female basketball team placed second in the HOYTES Invitational on Grand Bahama • Won the High School Inter-school Track Meet in Abaco for the second consecutive yearAgape Christian School • Dimitri Albury and Clint Albury obtained a B in BGCSE Electrical Installation • Senior High Boys (Agape Eagles) took first place and Senior High Girls took second place in the volleyball championship • First ever in Abaco, Dinner Theater “Meet Me at Lugi’s,” a play directed by Courtnee Romer • Basketball tournaments with championships held in Grace Gym. Agape Christian School senior girls took first place. • 1st place in the Grade 6 Spelling Bee, 3rd place in the District National Spelling Bee and earned a $1,000 scholarship with the Foundation for Primary Students • 3rd place in Primary Religious Studies Speech Competition • First and Third Place in Grade One Spelling Bee • Grade 4 Miller Albury and Donte Richard took first place in the Inter-school Science Fair • Annual School Fair was the best ever • Business Program began and Spanish was re-introduced • 2nd place in primary division interschool swim meet • Participated in the national track and field events in Nassau in May • Grade twelve class 2009 largest graduating class Forest Heights Academy • Donated $3,400 for Inagua Hurricane Relief • Winner of High School Perry Cooke Memorial Swim Meet • High School Championship in Flag Football • Vincea Coakley (Gr. 12) placed first in the Rotary and Jr. Achievement Speech Competition • Alexzandra Phillpot (Gr. 8) placed first in the Junior High Division of the Earth Day Science Fair • Chamon McIntosh (Gr. 11) and Stephanie Sweeting (Gr. 11) were Foreign Language Cadet Corps participants • Giovanni Coakley (Gr. 10) placed first in the Green Turtle Cay Roots Heritage Festival logo competition • Amy Mackey (Gr. 11) was designated as Abaco’s Junior Minister of Tourism • Parent Teacher Association held several dinners and fund raisers in aid of the school • Grade 8 travelled to Nassau for an exciting Social Studies Field trip.Mary E. Albury High School• Students held two drama productions for the community. • Students competed and did well in the swim meet. • Students held weekend prayer meetings to strengthen their relationship with each other and God. • Students participated in regular community clean-up. • Students contributed over 300 hours of service to the community. • The Riley-Braun building was constructed.Moore’s Island All-Age• 92 percent of the students obtained grade point averages of D and above. • High school placed second in the BNGIS competition held in Marsh Harbour. • 8th grade spellers Briantino Fox and Vanessa McBride placed 2nd and 3rd place respectively in District Spelling Competition.School From Page 18 Please see School Page 20 They excelled in academics, sports, community events

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Unforgettable celebrations inside our doorstep, adventure outside our doorstep a stress-free atmosphere and access to unforgettable activities. We’ll refresh your body, soothe your mind and feed your soul. We can’t wait to have you drop by. Elbow Cay | Abaco | Bahamas 1.800.468.8799 | 242.366.0133 | AbacoInn.comPrime Rib Every Friday Night Sunday Breakfast Buffet & Omelette Station Tuesday is Locals’ Night . DJ Music Happy Hour Daily 5-6pm TAN YOUR TOES IN THE ABACOS Relax. Rejuvenate. Enjoy the view. Happy Hour Daily 2 for 1 Happy Hour on Sundays and Wednesdays Prime Rib on select Friday nights call us Breakfast Buffet & Omelette Station on select Sundays Call us for details that don’t dirty the parking lot and destroy people’s cars. Mr. Sawyer said, “We will sell the same items we used to sell at the other store, like small appliances and stuff. We have had a lot of people fly in on a Saturday and get to their home to find out that their microwave doesn’t work. They can come in and buy that little item they need. The wholesale will just be strictly walk-in and buy and will be for people who run a restaurant or a mom and pop store. We will not have a deli with cooked food or anything like that, and there will not be a bakery where they will be making dough,” he added. When Mr. Sawyer lost Maxwell’s, he didn’t let any staff member go and didn’t cut anyone back to less days a week but kept them on a full work week. At the time they had 120 employees and right now they have 100 employees. Hopefully, after six months of opening the new store he is hoping to be back to 120 employees.Maxwell’s From Page 12 • Placed second in the District Debate Competition • Placed first in the 4X100m relay of the National Track and Field • National Arts Festival Winners-School Choir, Solo Singing • Outstanding Academic Achievement 8 students were honouredS. C. Bootle High School• Committed and energetic staff and PTA Board • Excellent BJC results in Math and Social Studies • Excellent BGCSE results in Geography, Biology, Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce and Office Procedures • Reading Initiatives – Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading and Grade Level Testing • Treasure Cay Resorts sponsored Awards/ Thanksgiving Day Ceremony • Cash donation to Abaco Cancer Society, Inagua Hurricane Recovery Efforts, Staff Fire/ Accident Victims and NEMA toward hurricane recovery efforts • Defense Force Rangers program • Pork, chicken and vegetable production • One Bahamas Celebration • Open House and Exhibition • Environmental Initiatives – can recycling, tree planting, beach-community clean-ups, Discovery Club • District Winners District Spelling Bee Competition, Junior and Senior Math/Science Quiz, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Soccer • National Participation – Abaco representative at Spelling Bee, Third Place at Young Chef Competition, EPS Bridge Building Competition, Mock United Nations Session (MUNS), Agriculture Expo and Culinary Competition, National Track and Field Competition • All Boys’ and Girls’ SeminarsSt. Francis de Sales School • 2nd place in 42nd Arch Diocesan Spelling Bee • Knights of Junior High Division Spelling 1st Place • Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Primary 3rd place • Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Junior Division 1st and 3rd places • Abaco Rotary Speech Competition Senior Division 3rd place • Abaco District Grade 3 Spelling Bee – Winner • Ministry of Health Nutrition Speech Competition 3rd place • Winner of Ministry of Tourism Abaco District Junkanoo Theme Competition • Winner of Conde Nast Essay CompetitionSchool From Page 19 By Canishka Alexander Reports are that many of the government schools have higher enrolments and are short staffed. This has overshadowed the excitement of a promising school year for some. Principal Eunice Mills of Central Abaco Primary refused to comment on the number of teachers at the school, but confirmed that there are 630 students enrolled in the school as of September 3. She had been expecting about 800, but so far not all the children registered have shown up. One parent said she was told that Central Abaco Primary lacked as many as seven or eight teachers. However, Lenora Black, District Superintendent of the Department of Education, confirmed that there was a need for two teachers to fill vacancies at Abaco Central High and two at Central Abaco Primary. “We have the names of persons who are being redeployed to the district within the next week,” she revealed. She said teachers were being moved around in the district to where populations have increased. In fact, she said a teacher was on the way to one of the schools on September 4. “While we wait, the administrator takes responsibility to ensure that each child receives adequate instruction. Each administrator is a teacher; in the first instance, they are trained teachers, so in no way have the students been disadvantaged while they await teachers,” Mrs. Black emphasized. Another dramatic change this year was the loss of dress-up day, which students generally enjoyed on Fridays. They were required to pay $1 to their home room teacher and funds collected would go toward the needs of the school. Despite the benefits the school may have experienced, Mrs. Black said it is a district initiative to cut out the loss of instructional time because the students become distracted. According to her, the initiative has always been in place, and all schools are directed to comply.Schools adjusting to new yearSchool improvements noted Drive SafelyWatch for School Children Annual Best Kept Yard CompetitionOpen to residents located in the Central District of Abaco Entry Deadline September 30 Applications available at the Abaco Tourist Office

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 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.bs www.themoorings.comCome 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 Tide North Bar ChannelOctober 2009Printed by Tides & Currents for Windows TM by Nobeltec Corporation (503) 579-1414 www.tides.com Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONSSunsailBy Samantha V. Evans For a long time the Bahamas has held between a D and E rating on standardized tests and Abaco youth performed below average as well. For several years, it has been the goal of the Department of Education Abaco District to improve the performance on the standardized tests and this past school year students on Abaco did a great job on their tests. Sandy Edwards presented the scores to the teachers and educators at the symposium on August 26. On the GLAT exams the grade three students in the district are performing at 84 percent in English Language and in writing the district is performing at 73 percent. At the grade six level in GLAT the district is performing at a 79.5 percent in English Language, 50 percent in writing, 68 percent in mathematics, 67.5 percent in science, and at 23 percent in social studies. Mrs. Edwards stated that writing in grade six must cover all types of writing to help students improve this grade. At the junior school level, 1255 government school students took the BJC and 600 of them passed. In the private school 596 students entered and 484 of them passed. At the BGCSE level, 65 percent of the students from public schools passed them and 68 percent of those from the private schools passed. Mr. Leslie Rolle presented the scores and commended the teachers for a job well done. He told them to continue to do what is working and fix what is not. He spoke of forging a partnership between the public and private schools to help district government schools improve overall scores on BJC and BGCSE. Mrs. Black commended St. Francis for having 100 percent passes. Forest Heights had the highest scores in the district followed by S.C. Bootle High. She stated that Long Bay School and Smith Memorial students did a good job this past June as well. She further congratulated Abaco Central High School for having 100 percent passes in seven departments and 96 percent passes in two departments. Two areas of concern are in the number of incomplete course work and the average number of exams being taken by students. She commended the males at Abaco Central High as 56 percent of them who sat the BGCSE exams passed them. Abaco students performing at a C level on national testsBy Canishka Alexander Continuing its theme for the 20092010 school year, Excellence: A Prevailing Attitude, the Department of Education held a facility manager’s workshop at St. Andrews Methodist Hall on August 27. Lenora Black, District Superintendent, explained that yardmen, janitresses and clerical staff will now be referred to as facility managers because the term encompasses much of what they are required to accomplish. Some of the managers indicated that they had been in the school system for more than 15 years, while others like Leroy Thompson, senior master at Central Abaco Primary, has exceeded the 35-year mark. However, Mr. Thompson said he loves what he does and wouldn’t trade it for any other occupation. Vaughan Butler is one of the newcomers; he is actually carrying on the work of his mother Emmaline Green. “I work at Central Abaco Primary School, and I took over the job of my mother who passed away recently,” he said. “I just hope I can live up to her standards.” Mrs. Black requested a moment of silence for the facility managers they have lost since the last time they had met: Jeff Mills from Central Abaco Primary; Angie McKinney from J.A. Pinder School; and Emmaline Green of Central Abaco Primary. Mrs. Black described the facility managers as the eyes and ears of their schools and pointed out that they are often the first faces visitors see when they come to schools. “You are in a district where everyone is considered important, and you are valued highly,” Black solemnly stated. Mary Cornish, secretary of Central Abaco Primary, introduced Simone Bowe, human resource manager at Baker’s Bay, who was the keynote speaker. Ms. Bowe called for excellence in more workplaces in the Bahamas, and requested that we combat the way Bahamians are viewed and criticized as being lazy, ill-mannered and tardy by adopting a prevailing attitude of excellence.Workshop held at Methodist Hall for facility managers Recycle Aluminum CansBin locat ed next to Every Child Counts

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosieÂ’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Bluff House 30 rm 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 WardÂ’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048 SchoonerÂ’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 AlesiaÂ’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 DÂ’s Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148MooreÂ’s IslandMooreÂ’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 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 88 units 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 MarkÂ’s Bungalows 4 units 365-8506Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Jul 09 By Mirella Santillo Early in the summer two students, Charlene Pascall from Trinidad and Samantha Charles from Grenada, arrived on Green Turtle Cay for a ten-week internship at the Green Turtle Club. Their supervisor, Sales Manager Molly McIntosh, said that the two girls participated in every aspect of the tourist industry, from maintenance to house keeping and office duties, to sales and to front desk reception. She added that the two students involved themselves completely into their job and were a great help. The two girls attend the University of the West Indies in Nassau. Before leaving on July 31st they spent a day shopping in Marsh Harbour, visiting various boutiques where they bought presents to take back home. They were treated to a good-bye lunch by Mrs. McIntosh, who said the three of them were going to spend a leisurely day together in town before returning to Green Turtle Cay. The two students will return to their homes to visit their families before resuming classes in September for one more year. Nineteen-year-old Denis Georgeian from Cholet, France, a student in horticulture and landscaping, needed to do a summer session in a foreign country as a credit towards his studies. While surfing the internet, he came across the site of the Neem Farm in South Abaco. He applied for a one-month stay, was accepted and arrived in Marsh Harbour at the beginning of July. Every day for a couple of weeks, Denis worked on the farm taking care of the trees and weed-wacking; he then went on to the processing aspect of the operation, learning how to ground the dried leaves to make capsules and participating in the everyday running of the Neem boutique on Don MacKay Boulevard. He left on July 31st, taking with him a fantastic impression of the islandÂ’s hospitality. He was agreeably surprised by the welcome he immediately received and was also surprised to find out about the many medicinal proprieties of the Neem tree. A practical lesson for the French student who comes from a very temperate part of France was how taxing on the body it was to work in the sun! Mrs. McIntosh and the managing team at the Neem Farm, Nick Mioulis and Daphne de Gregory, were satisfied with the studentsÂ’ exchange and the relationships it produced. They thought it was something to pursue on a regular basis and someone even suggested that people interested in hosting students in their homes could register their number with the Chamber of Commerce to facilitate the exchange.Foreign Students Participate in Summer ProgramsTwo girls who are attending the University of the West Indies at COB in Nassau worked at the Green Turtle Club this past summer and enjoyed their experiences on Abaco. Shown here are Charlene Pascall from Trinidad and Samantha Charles from Grenada with Molly McIntosh of the Green Turtle Club. By Samantha V. Evans On August 4th Royal Bank of Canada Marsh Harbour Bank got a new manager. Toure Holder has been named manager of RBC Abaco and area manager for the Family Islands. Mr. Holder has been a banker since 1991 and has worked in all branches in Nassau. He started working at the bank as a teller to earn money while he was in college pursuing an engineering degree but loved it so much that it soon became his career of choice. Mr. Holder stated that he likes the fact that he is able to serve the people directly in this area. As his career advanced he found himself working in several positions. In fact, he opened this branch originally. Before his assignment to Abaco, he was the manager of RBC Freeport Branch. He is quite excited to be here and has delved right into this new post prepared to find better and more creative ways to meet the objectives and needs of their clients. Furthermore, he is prepared to help them meet their personal goals. His key priority is to improve customer service, to empower clients and enhance employee skills. Overall, he intends to provide better financial advice to clients from a more holistic approach. He is pleased with the staff he met here and can assure the Abaco community that as their clientele grows, the highest caliber of staff will be brought in to further meet their needs. Mr. Holder is a Rotarian, has served as director of Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce, is RBCÂ’s representative to Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the director of the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Bankers. Mr. Holder is a community-minded leader and will do all he can to serve this community with integrity, honor and humility.Royal Bank has a new manager Toure Holder Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749 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 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 ..........365-4040Visitors’ GuideRestaurants • Services • Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158 Blue Marlin .........................$ .............367-2002 Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444 Gino’s .................................$ .............367-7272 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 Pinacle ..............................$ ............................ 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 Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 • 911 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 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 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112 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 .................365-2172Compliments 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 ..................60.......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 Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616 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 Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749 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 Regional Freeport ............................................................... Sky Bahamas Nassau ........................................367-0446 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 • Marsh Harbour Airport to : (effective 22 Dec 08)Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, .........................................$10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15 Spring City $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ........................................$20 Snake Cay ......................................................................$35 Casuarina Point ...............................................................$60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80 Bahama Palm Shore .......................................................$90 Crossing Rocks .............................................................$105 Sandy Point ..................................................................$150 Leisure Lee .....................................................................$50 Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry .............................$80 Treasure Cay Resort .......................................................$85 Fox Town ......................................................................$185 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ..................................$ 5 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10 Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea. • Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective 22 Dec 085 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................$10 Madeira Park ...................................................................$20 Sand Banks ....................................................................$25 Treasure Cay Resort .......................................................$30 Leisure Lee .....................................................................$45 Black Wood ....................................................................$20 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ............................................$40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................$60 Wood Cay .......................................................................$70 Mount Hope .................................................................... $80 Fox Town ........................................................................$70 Crown Haven ..................................................................$90 Marsh Harbour airport ....................................................$85 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ........X$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bone Þ sh Marles ................................X$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ......................................X$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey ..............................................X$16 + $5 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .......Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .......................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ........................Hope Town Elbow Cay 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 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 367-3067To Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus, taxi or rental car 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 Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Jun 09 All phones use area code 242 unless noted 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 * Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutesFerry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted Tourism’s People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourism’s Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com Charter Boats Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245 Down Deep 366-3143 Local Boy 366-0528 Back Breaker 365-5140

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 15th, 2009 By Samantha V. Evans The New D & R Sports Bar, owned by Randy Pinder, hosted the first Shootin’ Ain’t Easy Pool Tournament over the weekend of August 29-30th. The event was open to all top pool players from Abaco, Nassau and Freeport. The entrance fee was $50 and the event was sponsored by Burns House and Heineken. The organizers of the event were Randy Pinder and Gerard Nairn. In first place was Desmond “Danee” Burrows from Nassau, who won $1000. In second place was Dario Woodside also from Nassau, who won $500 and in third was Tyler Russell from Abaco, who won $300. The tournament followed international playing rules as most players have participated in such events throughout the United States and The Bahamas. According to Mr. Nairn, Abaco has some great players but those who came from Nassau and Freeport are sniper shooters. He Shootin’ Ain’t Easy Pool Tournament is heldAbaco’s Foreign Language Cadets dressed in the traditional clothing of Costa Ricans. In the front row, left to right, are Cadet Shannon Paul of Abaco Central High School, Cadet Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales and Cadet Stephanie Sweeting of Forest Heights Academy; in the back are Shaquille Jones of Abaco Central High School and Chamon McIntosh of Forest Heights Academy. These cadets spent one month living with a Costa Rican family immersed in the language and culture of their hosts.Spanish Cadets complete one month in Costa RicaCadets learn Spanish and culture by living with a Costa Rican family D & R Sports Bar sponsord the Shootin’ Ain’t Easy Pool Tournament on August 29-30. Players from Nassau and Freeport competed against the Abaco players. Shown here are Randy Pinder, owner of the sports bar; second place winner Dario Woodside from Nassau, first place winner Desmond Burrows from Nassau, third place winner Tyler Russell from Abaco and Gerard Nairn, one of the organizers.Miss Bahamas visits Green Turtle Cay Miss Bahamas was one of the Miss Universe contestants who visited Green Turtle Cay on their trip to Abaco on August 10. Miss Bahamas, Kiara Sherman, was very friendly and willing to pose with local children. Shown here are Colby Cross, Rebecca Roberts and Nicola Roberts with her. The contestants toured the town and visited the Albert Lowe Museum and the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden. See story on page 6. By Canishka Alexander The Ministry of Tourism is promoting the study of Foreign Language among high school students in The Bahamas, and in February 2004 the Foreign Language Cadet Programme was launched. The main goal of the programme was to create bilingual professionals to service the tourism industry and benefit our economy as a whole. The program is offered to 11th grade students in New Providence, Grand Bahama and Abaco who speak Spanish or French. The programme consists of three phases: Language in Action, the Internship and the July Study Abroad. When they have completed all three phases, the participants attend a graduation ceremony in October when they receive an official certificate of completion. Having already completed their trip to Costa Rica in July, five Abaco students are geared to receive their certification next month. However, the excitement of their visit to Costa Rica will stay with them for a long time. Stephanie Sweeting had an amazing time. “I learned a lot of Spanish, I met a lot of people, I did a lot of things I never thought I would do and I tried a lot of foods. The culture was different – everything was different, and we had to learn to adjust to it,” Stephanie said. Please see Cadets Page 4 Ban on harvesting marine turtles is in effectThe Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources has announced that no one is allowed to harvest any marine turtles in Bahamian waters. The ban went into effect on September 1st, 2009. It is now illegal to harvest, possess, purchase or sell turtles, their parts and eggs. It also prohibits the molestation of marine turtle nests. Please see Tournament Page 15

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 By Julian Lockhart [Mr. Gottlieb was interviewed before the meeting that BEC held in Marsh Harbour on September 10.] Bahamas Electrical Corporation Chairman Frederik Gottlieb understands that BEC has had a lot of deficiencies this summer with power outages and the loss of revenue to businesses, but they are correcting these problems by building a new power plant at Wilson City. The new plant is expected to be finished and operational in February of 2010 and will have four brand new generators that will not only be able to supply power for all of Abaco, all of the new developments, but also all of the foreseeable expansion of Abaco and its cays. Business owners have been incensed this summer with all the power outages that have affected their bottom line and homeowners have cried out about the same problems. Mr. Gottlieb said, “I would imagine so (that BEC has had a negative impact on businesses), but the existing power plant that we have consists of very old generators and the infrastructure that is here is very old and needs to be upgraded. We are tending to all of that and I am confident that with the new plant, which will have four brand new state-of-the-art generators, a lot of the problems will go away. The new plant is scheduled to open in February but of course there is some controversy surrounding it. We will be having a public meeting on the 10th of September and we will have a team of people down from government departments and BEST commission,” he added. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new plant at Wilson City and the negative effect on the environment, the water table and the fumes produced with the use of Bunker C fuel. Mr. Gottlieb said they looked at all possible options and Bunker C fuel has proven to be safe in the past when all precautions are taken, and they are putting in all necessary fixtures to ensure this. There have been questions raised as to why Abaco doesn’t use wind or water produced electricity, but there is not enough consistent wind off the ocean, the technology is too expensive and with hurricanes threatening every summer, damage is inevitable. Mr. Gottlieb said, “I didn’t say Bunker C Fuel is not bad, any fossil fuel in my view has negative impacts, but it is a question to what steps are taken to help mitigate those impacts and also what the alternatives are. At this point in time there are really no viable alternatives than to go with fossil fuels. I might add that these generators can run on diesel, but that would add some $10 to $11 million more to operating BEC on Abaco. Those were decisions that had to be taken into account,” he added. One of the major complaints by homeowners and business owners is the loss of appliances because of electrical surges and they feel BEC should reimburse them for their losses. Even with appliances plugged into surge protectors, the constant energy spikes and dips are causing loss of equipment. Mr. Gottlieb said, “Each complaint is looked at on an individual basis. In many cases where the outages have been the result of electrical lightning storms – we had a lot of them this summer – that is an act of God. We don’t accept responsibilities for those. Where there is clear evidence that it is the result of faulty BEC equipment or operation systems, then BEC will accept responsibilities,” he concluded.Frederik Gottlieb speaks about the new power plantBahamas Information Service Furthering its commitment to modernize and expand the nation’s infrastructure while providing crucial employment during this period, the government in conjunction with the National Insurance Board (NIB) has initiated the pre-qualification process for construction of government complexes on Grand Bahama and Abaco. Approximately 180 construction jobs earmarked for Abaco. Despite the global financial crisis, the government increased its budgetary allocation for capital works throughout The Bahamas; a move taken in countries throughout the world as a means of stimulating their economies. Capital expenditure for the current fiscal year was increased by $5 million over last year’s allocation to $255 million. Pre-qualification requests to contractors were advertised in late August for the Marsh Harbour facility. The $19 million, approximately 50,000 square foot Marsh Harbour complex, designed by Bruce Lafleur of Bruce Lafleur and Associates, will house major government offices and departments including the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministry of Finance and the Public Treasury, Business License and Real Property Tax, the National Insurance Board, Tourism, Customs and Immigration, Magistrates Courts, and the Post Office. Contractors wishing to bid on the Marsh Harbour complex were to collect pre-qualification documents from NIB’s Clifford Darling Complex in Nassau by September 9 and must submit the signed and sealed documents to the NIB office on or before noon on September 15.Infrastructural project will boost Abaco’s economy Frederik Gottlieb AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. Al-Anon in Marsh Harbour meets by request. Call 357-6511. 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.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Ph: 242-367-3231 • Fax: 242-367-3233 • Cell: 242-577-0553 • US: 954-586-7603 • Sea Star Building • Marsh Harbour Perry Thomas Realtor, Of Þ ce ManagerOsbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experiencePerry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553 Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 • Janet Harding Cell 577-0284 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, 3 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 back-up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross 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 $424,000. 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. 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 Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath and one 1 bedroom 1bath, beautifully landscape and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft. $386,731 gross Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt located in Central PInes. $259,900 Home in Murphy Town #782 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laudry rm with a car port, lot size 90x100 on Forest Drive. Interior needs renovation. $151,200 grossVisit our other Þ ne properties at: www.adlerrealtyltd.comMarsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance gate with brick pavers at two entrances, landscaped with sprinkler system, fresh water from drilled well and two small pump & storage houses with electric power. This lot ready for a beautiful home to be built. $139,200 grossDundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath apartments and a two bed one bth home both for $315,000 gross Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry rm, two car garage $330,000 Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131 ready to move in $190,400 gross Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath house in Dundas Town $260,000New Listing Duplex Central Pines # 796 two 2 br, 1 bth apts, beautifully landscaped. New building $293,800 grossNew listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town #798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry rm, tv rm, living & dinning rm, single carport and covered front porch. $299,450 grossNew listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br, 1 bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross 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 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 Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath all with beautiful ocean view from upstairs balcony. Property 13,690 sq. ft. $320,000 Triplex for sale Murphy Town #502 2 one-bedroom, onebath and 1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $145,000 Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town $18,600 gross One oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft, Reduced from $278,400 to $199,000 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. For 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 grossTwo lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 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 Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour . 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. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, 1 at $48,730Central Pines large lot 14,400 sq ft cleared and footing dug for a two 2br 2bth apt includes approved plans $34,000 gross Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house. Price $28,500 gross Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is 80% finished. $34,200 gross New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq ft. $43,320 grossTina Wells Sales Agent Janet Harding Realtor® SOLD Popular among the students were the tours that included zip-lines. Zip lines are cables strung in remote areas allowing harnessed person to view the Costa Rican jungle from above. Stephanie also enjoyed white water rafting and their visit to a coffee plantation. Shannon Paul had a different perspective on her Latin American trip. “I met a lot of people and ended up going to a different part of Costa Rica from Stephanie,” she said. “I speak a lot more Spanish than when I was here, I learned about a lot of different foods, and we went on excursions similar to the Canopy Tours and the plantations. We went to different towns that specialize in certain crafts,” Shannon added. As far as the classroom experience, Shannon said it was fun. “We had dance classes for an hour with a Cuban salsa teacher who was very, very feisty,” she quipped. “She taught us a lot of dance moves that we learned very quickly. Our classes were four hours during the day, and we learned more vocabulary and how to pronounce our words and sentences more fluently.” Chamon McIntosh said the only word he could find to describe his experience was “great. I had the most fun. I thought I would just be learning a lot of Spanish, but it was not what I expected,” he said, his eyes lighting up as he recalled details of his visit to Costa Rica. “I encountered my first volcano; I went zip-lining it was a lot of fun!” Chamon enjoyed the beaches most which are different in comparison to our beaches; however, one similarity that he did find was that the people were friendly like Bahamians. Impressively, he reasoned that in the month he spent abroad, he learned more Spanish than he would have learned during an entire school year. Shaquille Jones enjoyed the trip. “It was fun, fun and more fun,” he exclaimed. “I enjoyed the mountains, the tours, the volcanoes especially school. School was excellent and very fun.” He found that his Spanish improved although school was equally intense and rigorous. Joy Archer said the experience of travelling to the country is one she’ll never forget. “It was an educational and cultural experience because we were fully immersed in the Spanish culture in Costa Rica. We were at CPI [Centro Panamericano de Idiomas] where the education, the Spanish everything was thorough and they broke down everything for us,” Joy said. She enjoyed her time spent with her family in Costa Rica. “The part of the trip that I enjoyed most was being immersed in the Spanish culture with our Tica families, at least that’s what Costa Ricans call themselves: Ticas,” she explained. “With our families, they made sure that we got a taste of the Spanish culture in every area. That was my favourite part of it – the cultural aspect.” Cadets From Page 1 Cadets were immersed in Spanish cultureStephanie Sweeting was one of the Spanish Cadets who spent a month in Costa Rica learning Spanish and learning about the Latin American culture. She is shown zip lining over a tropical rainforest.

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Broker Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder (242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax“ NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and ”stuff.” EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Prestigious Canal Front Development offering Carriage House units in blocks of four plus individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat slips as well as golf cart or car garages. Prices start at $680,000 + 14% 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS WITH DOCKS! “PINEAPPLE 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 EXC Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128’ water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment Price $474,000 EXC STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT , 21’ 6” deep, 11’ 8” wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of $29,750.00 EXC 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 $479,000 EXC TEASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. Good rental investment EXC. $514,250 FGS 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, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished including garage plus vehicle. Good rental potential. EXC $300,000 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 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view, 12’ boat slip $425,000 +7.5% EXC 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 Unit #9 two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home EXC $450,000 FGS 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 $785,000 + 14% ATLANTIS Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4. downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 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 $1,999,000 + 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 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 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY 6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180’ on water front and 165’ roadside, 1500’ road to water. Prime property that can be subdivid ed, commercial and housing/condos or subdivided into lots, commercial and residen tial $833,375 FGS, EXC 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 Summer Special All Single Family Lots 7% off

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross September is here and the summer of 2009 is just a memory. For some it was a typical Abaco summer filled with days at the beach, fishing and swimming off the docks, afternoon thunderstorms and BEC’s “regular unscheduled” unexplained power failures! For others it was a special summer filled with memories of new friendships, new babies, vacations of a lifetime and other significant events. Because of the global economic downturn no one knew what to expect for the summer of 2009. While tourist numbers may have been down, it was still a busy summer on Green Turtle Cay. The annual Regatta Time In Abaco activities attr acted a huge crowd of race participants and spectators in early July. It all began with the annual “kick off” Cheeseburger In Paradise party. Hundreds of visitors and residents lined the beach at Fiddle Cay to enjoy burgers, boat drinks and Jimmy Buffet music. This annual party organized by Bobb and Patricia Henderson of the vessel Stranded Naked is one Abaco’s most popular summer events. On July 4th the first race in the series of five races took place, followed by an award party at Settlement Point sponsored by Bristol Wines & Spirits. The Bahamas celebrated its 36th anniversary of Independence on July 10th. An ecumenical church service, flag raising and cookout were all part of the independence celebrations on Green Turtle Cay. For many Bahamians a public holiday is a day for a beach party, so on July 10 many of the beaches on Green Turtle Cay, as well as nearby islands were filled with families celebrating and enjoying a day off.Miss Universe contestants visitedEarlier in the year it was announced that The Bahamas would be the host country for the 2009 Miss Universe Pageant. Not only would the contestants see and enjoy Nassau and Paradise Island, they would be taken on day trips to other Family Islands! Abaco was chosen as an island to visit and a group from the Miss Universe Organization and The Ministry of Tourism visited Abaco to decide on the exact Abaco itinerary. The town of New Plymouth would be included in the Abaco visit followed by a beach party hosted by Brendal’s Dive Center on Munjack Cay. The Abaco Tourist Office was very busy organizing volunteers, transportation and all things necessary for the Abaco visit. The Miss Universe Pageant is broadcast around the world and this was our chance to be seen in countries where many citizens had never heard of Abaco or New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay. While New Plymouth is basically a very clean community, there is always something needing repairing or renovating, so the local district council and residents did their part to ensure that the town would look its very best when the Miss Universe contestants arrived. On August 10th, with everything cleaned and freshly painted, Bahamian flags hanging from almost every light pole, Mandy Roberts’ updated handmade welcome sign at Settlement Point and golf carts polished and decorated, New Plymouth was ready to welcome the international beauty queens! August 11 was a beautiful day and last minute details had to be completed before the midday arrival. A red carpet was rolled out onto the dock where the contestants would come ashore, golf carts were labeled with pictures of the flag representing the country of the contestant riding in each cart and volunteers were given their instructions. After a brunch in Treasure Cay, the contestants and their huge entourage that included members of the press, Tourism and Miss Universe officials, EMT personnel, government officials and security, boarded Moorings catamarans for the short ride to Green Turtle Cay. A crowd of excited residents and visitors waited at the dock to cheer as the contestants representing Albania, Angola, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro and our very own Miss Bahamas arrived. (The residents also gave a loud cheer when Nurse Warren Knowles, who was a part of the medical team, came ashore!) After stopping for photographs, the contestants got into golf carts and were given a tour of the town. A group stopped in at the Albert Lowe Museum where they were greeted by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe, who gave them a brief history of the island. While this group was touring the museum, another group was touring the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden, a memorial to the original settlers of Green Turtle Cay. Miss Bahamas found that her employer William Saunders, a Loyalist descendant, is represented by a bronze bust in the garden! After learning briefly about the history of the island, the contestants were able to browse or shop at the Golden Reef souvenir store. The beautiful contestants were very friendly and took the time to pose with children and adults wishing to take pictures. The tour continued around town, News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 7 Mandy Roberts made the welcome sign at Settlement Point on Green Turtle Cay. She updated it to welcome the Miss Universe contestants who posed for pictures there. They are Miss Mexico, Miss Albania and Miss Kosovo. (photo by Jessica Sawyer)

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Island ShuttersServing All of Abaco Call 242-475-3632 Treasure Caywww.abacoshutter.comInstalled by Drexco Enterprises Drexel Bootle, owner Shutter Experts Direct Factory Connection Auto Care CornerAbaco Shopping CentreDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour e-mail autocarecorner@gmail.comPh. 367-0400 ending back at the dock where the catamarans were waiting to take the group on to Munjack Cay for a Bahamian beach party. At Munjack, the contestants were able to relax and enjoy a fancy Bahamian picnic and a swim in crystal clear water. They were hosted by cacique award winner Brendal Stevens and entertained by Gary McDonald. After a busy day on Abaco, the contestants flew back to Nassau for more Miss Universe activities. Although the visit to New Plymouth was very brief, it was a historic event. Never before had our community hosted the contestants of an international beauty pageant. On this day we welcomed young ladies More News of the Cays Cays From Page 6 from countries some of us had never heard of or could quickly find on a map. We can only hope that we made a lasting impression and these ladies will tell others about our beautiful community and country. We all watched the Miss Universe Pageant to see if any of “our contestants” would make the finals or win the crown. While Miss Bahamas did not win the crown, she represented our country as a gracious hostess. The Ministry of Tourism and our own Abaco Tourist Office must be commended for doing an awesome job! Our country really was a winner at the end of this event! School days beginThe summer really seemed to pass quickly and the time came to prepare to go back to school. For some students this meant leaving home to continue their education at a university or technical school. For the students attending secondary school, it means an early ferry ride to the mainland of Abaco. On August 31, dressed in their school’s uniform the students of Green Turtle Cay joined thousands of other Bahamian children returning to school for the 2009 2010 academic year. Tiny Turtles Preschool welcomed five new students to make a total of 11 Tiny Turtles. Amy Roberts Primary has an enrollment of 47 students and a new principal, Mrs. Keva McIntosh. Our community welcomes Mrs. McIntosh and hopes she will enjoy working with the children and the people of the community. When public school teachers returned to school on August 24th, the staff of Amy Roberts Primary included four teachers and the principal. Together they worked all week to prepare the school and their classrooms for the students. Students arrived on August 31st and went to their classes to meet their teachers and enjoyed their first day of school. But much had changed by the next morning! Because of teacher shortages in various Abaco schools and the small enrollment at Amy Roberts Primary, one of the teachers had to be transferred to another school. This abrupt transfer interrupted the school week as teachers had to adjust classroom setups to accommodate a combined class. Combined classes are not anything new to the teachers of Amy Roberts Primary, and they will do their best to help the students. However, these decisions should be made before school starts. Good luck to the teachers at Amy Roberts Primary, who despite the interruption and setback can be depended on to educate and nurture their students. There is always the hope that one day the Ministry of Education will define a fully staffed primary school as a school where there is a teacher for every class! New family members arriveOver the past few months a few families have welcomed new babies. Congratulations to James and Tammy Cotman who welcomed their first child, Tatum Monroe, on June 3rd. Shannon Neulon Albury arrived on July 24th, the first child for Jamie and Tina Albury. Andy and Debra Lowe are very proud of their first granddaughter, Tatum, and grandson, Shannon. Jody and Summer Lowe welcomed their daughter, Adrianna Gabrielle, on July 27th. Siblings Tiffany and Ethan are proud of their baby sister! Logan Kallum is the third son for Adrian and Kristina Lowe. He was Please see Cays Page 8 Logan Kallum Shannon Albury Adriana Lowe Tatum Cotman Island Roots Heritage Festival committee chairperson Karen McIntosh, third from right, is presenting Lynn Johnson with a check for the Abaco Cancer Society.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 P.O. Box AB-20180, Marsh Harbour, AbacoMammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113Rudell Hall-Farrington Dual Therapist & Beauty Practitioner, Facial & Massage Therapy Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram September 12, 2009 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist September 12, 2009 Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner September 14, 2009 Dr. Carnille Farquharson General Practice September 14, 2009 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist September 16, 2009 Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor September 16-22, 2009 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist September 17, 2009 Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician / Gynecologist September 19 , 2009 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist September 19, 2009 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing September 19, 2009 Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne Ultrasound September 19, 2009 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea September 24, 2009 Dr. Lockhart Orthopedic Surgeon September 25, 2009 Dr. Armbrister Natural Chinese Medicine September 25, 2009 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist Ultrasound technologist September 26, 2009 Dr. Gerhard Klassen General Surgeon September 26, 2009 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist, EEG & EMG studiies September 26, 2009 Dr. Akazie Mon & Fri Dr. Williams Sat 12,226 Dr. Farquharson Wed Dr. Charite Tues, Thurs & SatYou asked for it! Now the time is finally here! On September 19, 2009, there will be a presentation in the Majestic Room at the Faith Convention Centre at 7:30 pm. We will discuss our plans for the new state-ofthe-art clinic.Auskell Abaco Medical Center born on August 11th and big brothers Connor and Brady were excited to finally meet their little brother.Special VisitorsThe early morning show Bahamas at Sunrise held a competition where a lucky couple won a dream wedding that was televised live on ZNS television station in Nassau. A honeymoon was included and viewers voted for the couple to honeymoon at the Green Turtle Club. The lucky couple Tamika and Antonio Stubbs spent a few days at Green Turtle Club where they received VIP treatment. The couple returned to Bahamas at Sunrise on their one month anniversary and spoke highly of the staff, food and accommodations at Green Turtle Club. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs and the staff at Green Turtle Club!Power failuresLike the other Abaco communities, More News of the Cays Cays From Page 8 Green Turtle Cay has had to suffer in the heat and dark during numerous power failures. Sometimes they were isolated to only GTC or North Abaco, other times it was an island-wide blackout. This leaves us to wonder why summer blackouts now seem to be as much a part of a summer in Abaco as afternoon thunderstorms and 90 degree temperatures! When there is a power failure in Nassau, a BEC spokesperson will go on the evening news to explain why it happened and apologize to consumers. Here on GTC (and probably all over Abaco) there is seldom an explanation or apology. It is so common that we have come to expect it and many people have invested in generators that start up automatically when BEC fails! Water coming soon?While BECÂ’s performance continues to disappoint us, the water works department has been active this summer. A huge water storage tank has been built at the top of the hill in anticipation of the water that will be brought underwater from the mainland of Abaco. The water pipes are in place through town and are supposed to be put in place all over the island. There has been no mention of a date to expect water to run through the pipes. In the meantime we continue to pray for rain to fill our cisterns! Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has promised the residents of GTC a water supply before the end of his political term.Fogger kept mosquitoes away Our summer was made more comfortable with regular fogging to control mosquitoes. The local district council, with the help of residents and friends of the community, purchased mosquito control equipment earlier in the year. The district council notified the public of the late night fogging which seemed to keep the mosquitoes under control. This made the beautiful summer evenings more enjoyable for residents and visitors to our island.Festival Commiittee makes plansAs we head into fall, it will be time to plan fall events and activities. The Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee took a summer break, but is now back to planning the Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night to be held on November 7th. It will be the first fund raiser for the 2010 Island Roots Heritage Festival. The committee took time from their planning to present a check to Ms. Lynn Johnson for the Abaco Cancer Society. The funds were raised at the closing service of the 2009 Island Roots Heritage Festival. Each year at the service an offering is received to benefit a worthy cause or charity in the Abaco community.GTC loses town elder This has been a very unusual summer for my family because it will be remembered as the summer when our father died. In the past I have always tried to pay tribute to community members who have passed away. It is not as easy when it is oneÂ’s father because everything becomes very personal. My father died as a result of AlzheimerÂ’s disease, a disease that robbed him of his cognitive and motor skills and his dignity. It is an ugly disease and it is very difficult to watch someone slowly regress from being a strong, supportive man to being as helpless as a baby. They are not simply demented as many people believe; it is as if their life becomes a jumbled puzzle, and they are constantly trying to fit the wrong pieces together. Skills that were almost a reflex are totally forgotten, leaving them totally dependent on a care giver. This was my father, James Walter Roberts! We watched him go through all of the stages and then on July 11th, he died. James Walter Roberts was known to his family and friends as Walter. He was born on May 25th, 1932, to Bunyan and Hilma Roberts. His father died when he was a young boy, and he and his sister were raised by their mother. As a young man he worked at the lighthouse on Hogg Island (now Paradise Island) and later with his stepfather as a boat builder. He realized that working with wood was his passion and he earned a living as a carpenter. He was an excellent finish carpenter and took Mr.and Mrs. Antonio Stubbs Walter Roberts Please see Cays Page 9

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hard ware) Marsh Harbour, Abaco abacomarbleandgranite.com Dr. Lewis is Board Certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Keith Lewis has been helping patients for 26 years. He currently practices in the United States as well as The Bahamas.Dr. Keith E. Lewis BS, DC, DABAAHP, FAAIM Call for Appointment (242)-367-0020 September 16-22 • AUSKELL Advanced Medical Clinic, Marsh HarbourConditions Treated~chronic pain ~low back pain ~arthritis ~headache ~neck pain ~high blood pressure ~weight management ~numbness & tingling ~vitamin, herbal & homeopathic treatment ~carpal tunnel syndrome ~diabetes & neuropathy ~foot, ankle, wrist, knee, elbow pain Specialized Treatment Including:Chiropractic Care • Physical Therapy • Functional Medicine • Nutritional Therapies Electroceutical Pain Management • Laser Treatment for Pain • Percussor • Activator Therapeutic Ultrasound • Exercise Dr. Keith Lewis www.HealthyLifeDoctors.com pride in his work. He also loved the sea and sailing and helped to establish one of Abaco’s first sailboat charter companies. His love of sailing led him to be a part of the group to start the annual July 4th race, which later became a part of Regatta Time In Abaco. He and his wife established the first hardware store on the island, and he worked there until he was confined to his home. He was community-minded and served on the local Board of Works and Town Planning before the inception of Local Government. My father was a carpenter, sailor, fisherman, businessman, husband, father, brother and uncle but the title that brought him the greatest joy in the last years of his life was “Papa.” James Walter Roberts is survived by his wife Shirley; his children and spouses, James and Betsy Roberts, Annabelle and George Cross, Gavin and Sara Roberts, Elizabeth and Todd Knaak and Stephanie and David Bussart; five grandchildren, Colby Cross, Rebecca, Nicola and Kimberly Roberts and Skylar Knaak; one sister and her husband Zettie and Walter Curry, one niece and her husband Darlene and Elliott Sawyer and one nephew and his wife Lester and Una Curry and other relatives and friends. A funeral service was held at The Miracle Church of God on July 14th.Fall is hereAs summer slowly turns to fall, we hope that we will continue to be blessed with good weather. October is usually a beautiful month with warm days and cooler evenings and after a very warm summer we will welcome a change. This is traditionally a quiet time and some businesses will close for repairs and a chance for the employees to have a vacation. Now that school has started again, the children are also looking forward to the start of Awana and the 24/7 programmes. It’s time to get back into the familiar routines! News of the Cays Cays From Page 8 This is the ocean when Tropical Storm Danny passed by Abaco. Surfers had a great time. By Mirella Santillo The organizers of the Sea Base Scout program, a Boy Scout program that brings troops to Abaco, ended the season with a party held at Snappas Bar and Grill on August 11th. The occasion was to celebrate another very successful season and to introduce the new Sea Base Commissioner of The Bahamas, Kim Cansler, who is replacing Jo Brownley, who passed away in June. During its 21 years of operation in Marsh Harbour, the program which runs yearly from February to August, has grown in popularity to the point of being solidly booked in advance from one season to the other. The young participants accompanied by their leaders, come for a week stay from various regions of the United States to learn to sail a boat, snorkel and enjoy the opportunity of discovering another country. Their sea adventures comprise sailing a boat from The Moorings at the Conch Inn, where the nine boats now part of the Sea Base fleet are moored, including the new commissioner’s boat, Nature’s Way, captained by her husband. Their week includes visits to Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town, Great Guana Cay and Man O War Cay. According to Mrs. Cansler, who was involved this year for the first time, between 1500 and 1800 young people and their leaders participated in the program. Each Scout has to pay $200 and it is recommended they bring spending money for gifts and other expenses. The new Commissioner estimated than between grocery bills, taxi-cabs fares, ice, airline and departure taxes, licensing fee to the Port Authority and docking fees, the total contribution for the 2009 season was well over the $1 million mark. One of the founders, Joe Maggio, is still the Marine Superintendent in charge of the captains. He captains the beautiful Abaco-built, William H. Albury that has been used in the program for many years. The program is operated by volunteers and the organizers are grateful for the local support. People interested in participating can contact the new Scout Director for Abaco, Matthew Taylor.Scout program contributes to the local economy www.abaconian.comThe Abaconian’s Web SiteMost Recent Issue • Archive Issue • HistoryCheck OutMaps • Business Listing • Pictures

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Teacher shortage in government schools By Samantha V. Evans Teachers returned to the classroom on August 24th energized and excited to begin the new year. However, they soon learned that there would be a shortage of teachers in some schools. Teachers expressed their concerned to Superintendent Lenora Black at the Back to School symposium. She explained to them that the Department of Public Service did not allocate funds for the hiring of any new teachers this school year. Therefore she cannot say with any assurance that teachers redeployed will be replaced. The 42 persons lost to contracts not being renewed, retirement or resignation will be replaced with teachers who have recently graduated from college or those who were waiting to be assigned. She stated that some subject areas are in demand. If any of those teachers are gone, they probably will not be replaced either. She said that the Education Act covers the education of students from grades 1 to 12 so in some instances, if there is a shortage of teachers in a school, the preschoolers will have to stay home until such time as more teachers are deployed. Mrs. Black told administrators that they will have to be creative and make good use of the staff they have. Those teachers who have extra talents and skills will have to be utilized due to shortages. The teachers must be able to do more than one thing, especially as the world is requiring so much of educators. Teachers who can only one thing in this day and age will max themselves out of a job soon if they do not advance themselves. She encouraged them to support the efforts and decisions made by their Ministry especially when parents complain and make demands. Forest Heights holds new student orientation By Samantha V. Evans Forest Heights Academy welcomed the new students for grade seven and other grades at the new student orientation held on August 28th at the school. The students learned the rules of the school and expectations administrators and teachers have of them. Principal Jim Richard told them to come to school prepared to work from the first day as instruction will begin immediately. They must ensure that they have all of their supplies as there are penalties for not being prepared for class. Each new student was given a school handbook which they are required to read and abide by. Parents are also expected to read and abide by the school rules. After the formal meeting with parents and students, they toured the campus to see the teachers within the classroom setting, learned where their home room and subject classes will be, showed them bathrooms, lockers, eating areas and the lunch shack. The tour was good as the students know where they will spend their time over this school year.Central Abaco Primary teachers hear motivational speaker By Samantha V. Evans With all of the challenges that teachers face in the classroom, the administrators felt it appropriate to have a motivational talk before students arrive to school on August 31. On August 24 Cleola Pinder spoke to the teachers about the power of influence. She told them to be careful whom they associate with as all that they are exposed to will impact the lives of the students they teach. All of the gifts and talents God placed in them are not to be hoarded as He did not place those gifts and talents inside them to benefit their own lives but to benefit others. Mrs. Pinder told the teachers that as they prepare to welcome the students back to school to be a positive influence on them, to be the motivator they need to bring out their best potential. Do not look at where the students are now or where they come from, but where they can end up. Teachers are in the schools to make a difference and they must see the potential in the students. Sometimes all students need is to hear a kind word and to know that someone believes in them.Long Bay School holds Honors Convocation By Samantha V. Evans Long Bay School held its 12th annual honors convocation on September 3rd to award those students who excelled the last school year. Students who earned 75 percent or higher during that year received certificates and the top students received special awards. Principal Jacqueline Collie read the principalÂ’s report and highlighted all of the accomplishments of the school. She stated that 97 percent of their students earn diplomas and 95 percent of them earn a college degree. This year the school added swimming and pathfinders to the schedule to help build character and to be more well rounded. She reported that there were 188 students enrolled in Long Bay School last School News Students at Long Bay School hold certificates and plaques that they received at the schoolÂ’s Honors Convocation held on September 3. Please see School Page 11

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 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 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-577-0339 D D DD D o n n a M . D a r v i l l e Donna M. Darville M a r s h H a r b o u r Marsh Harbour 2 4 2 3 6 7 7 6 5 3 242-367-7653 The Abaco Real Estate Specialists! donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Shop our lisings online at www.ParadiseBahamas.com Exclusive Listing Hot Sizzling Summer Special South Abaco Gilpin Point Phase IIBuy one, get one free Buy a beach front lot and get the opposite lot free! Only $200,000 More School News School From Page 10 year and 46 percent obtained a 3.5 GPA and above while 55 percent received honorable mention for obtaining their 3.0 to 3.49 GPA. In October 2008 grade nine student Damara McIntosh placed first in the District Spelling Bee, on October 24. Lusemara Gay placed 2nd in the T-shirt art competition sponsored by the Island Roots Heritage Festival. On February 11th Cicely Gomez placed 3rd in the Rotary Speech Competition. On February 27th Duane Johnson and Allaire Johnson placed 2nd and 3rd in the grade three Spelling Bee. On March 12th the grade 7 to 9 students placed third in the Math and Science competition. On March 26th Christian Hield placed third in the grade two Spelling Bee. Perkell Collie won the FCCA Foundation Children’s competition. The students receiving the top honors at each grade level are Jaheem Smith for grade one, Samuel Collie and Durene Etienne for grade two, Duane Johnson for grade three, Tavasahne Whylly for grade four, Rahasha McIntosh for grade five, Tercell Johnson for grade six, Cruz Turnguesh for grade seven, Ashley Aranha for grade eight, Cecily Gomez for grade nine, Tirshatha Etienne for grade ten, and Leann Albury for grade eleven. The PTA board was thanked for a very successful year as the money raised was used to purchase sports equipment. They were all presented with certificates. Five students were presented with scholarships to take part in the Swift Swimming program. They are: Sharano Wilson, Tarano Wilson, Brenton Davis, Brandon Davis and Duane Johnson. The students receiving the highest scores on the BJC and BGCSE exams were given plaques. They are Cecily Gomez and Alfredo Cornish respectively. The outstanding teachers’ awards went to Cassie Dillet for the primary school and Marlon Carby for the senior school. The grade one students received awards for successfully taking part in the school’s reading challenge last year. The only criterion was that they had to be able to read a grade appropriate book aloud for the teacher without error. Those students who are now in grade two are Duane Johnson, Talij Russell, Jaheem Smith, Nixon Thelusma, Luc Thervil, Alexander Joseph, Marveaus Delhomme, Toby Thatcher, Alyssa Joseph and Kiyasha McKenzie.Commonwealth Bank Donates School Supplies By Samantha V. Evans On August 29th Commonwealth Bank branch manager Jacqueline Estevez and Basil Been donated book bags and composition books to the Department of Education office in Marsh Harbour. The bank wanted the materials to be distributed to the local churches for Back to School Sunday on August 30. Mrs. Estevez stated that this is the bank’s third year making this donation and they are happy to partner with the Department of Education. They see this as an opportunity to give back to the community. This effort will help families to be able to have basic supplies for children for school. The items donated included 1000 drawstring bags that contained six composition books, pencils, pens and a ruler. Dozens of cases of composition books were also donated. Please see School Page 12 Commonwealth Bank donated book bags and compostion books to the Abaco Education office. The supplies were distributed to the needy through pastors and given out on Back to School Sunday, August 30. Shown are Jacqueline Estevez, Commonwealth Bank manager, and Lenora Black, Abaco’s Education Superintendent.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Receiving the items was Lenora Black, Abaco Education Superintendent, and pastors from churches across Abaco. Mrs. Black stated that corporate support is needed for education to work best. She added that many corporate citizens do give back. By giving back, they forge a partnership with education and are the beneficiaries of the students who finish school. She thanked Commonwealth Bank for their gift. Pastor A.B. Lewis, Vice President of the Abaco Christian Council, stated that he is extremely appreciative for this gesture shown by the hardworking staff of ComMore School News School From Page 11 monwealth Bank. These supplies will enable churches give to those in their various communities that they serve. Heal Our Land distributes school uniforms, suppliesBy Canishka Alexander Volunteers from the Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center met at the distribution center in Murphy Town to allocate school uniforms and supplies to students in the primary schools and high schools throughout Abaco. Cleola Pinder said uniforms and supplies are given to students each year. She said they have a strategy to avoid being taken advantage of. “What we do is we actually try to get to know the family. We don’t just allow persons to come to us; we actually go out and visit,” she explained. “We walk the streets; and we work closely with pastors. So if they’ve identified somebody in their church that has a real need, if the person has a genuine need, then we network with a number of persons. How many persons are involved? It’s a lot. So I would say the whole community is involved.” Since they’ve been doing this type of work for the last few years, Mrs. Pinder said people they know on a regular basis generally come to them even before they receive the uniforms. People were grateful when they came to collect the items they offered. “I know we spent in the neighbourhood of $4,000 just getting the school supplies,” she noted. She estimated that they bought two dozen uniforms in each size for boys and girls and more than 50 school bags. The Treasure Cay community has given them assistance, and Mrs. Pinder added that they work closely with Social Services as well. Heal Our Land provides several other services to the communities which include food distribution and assistance with rent and electrical bills. Although Kathleen Knowles, the center’s founder, was out of town, work continued in her absence. And the vision she and her deceased husband Alva Knowles had eight years ago when they started the center has impacted the lives of many in his absence. “They had a vision to heal the hurting and needy people in Abaco and throughout the Bahamas,” Pinder confided. “They had a passion for people: homeless, drug addicts, persons needing food and clothing. So they started Heal Our Land Family Crisis Center.” Rev. Mildred Ferguson nodded in agreement as she added to Pinder’s comments. “Wherever help is needed, she has a passion for everybody, and for that we say to God be the glory,” Ferguson chimed in.Computers donated to Department of EducationBy Canishka Alexander There were several things scheduled to be addressed at the Department of Education on August 28. The first was to highlight the successes of the district over the past academic year. Lenora Black, District Superintendent, was pleased although not satisfied with the direction their district is going from an academic standpoint. “More importantly we look at the degree to which we believe our students are becoming more social beings,” she added. “Know that as a district the Abaco district which encompasses 14 Please see School Page 14 Heal Our Land donated school uniforms and supplies to needy students. The ladies working the project are Katy McIntosh, Mary Mitchell, Joan Baillou, Rev. Mildred Ferguson and Cleola Pinder

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusSingle Mattress, BoxSpring both $374 Double Mattress, Box Spring both $462 Queen Mattress, Box Sping both $563 King Mattress, Box Spring both $756 Bed Frames • Laminate Flooring Carpets and Accessories Marsh Harbour • Ph: 367-0546 More School News government-maintained schools and eight independently-operated schools catering to about 5,600 students, we are operating above the national norm both at the BJC and BGCSE levels.”School From Page 12 She said there has been growth in the productivity of the students. “One of our schools in the Abaco district made history this last year with every single child writing the BJC passing the BJC, and I’m not talking about a class of 10. I’m talking about a full student complement at that site.” Another school recorded 100 percent passes in seven subject areas in BGCSE in addition to 93 percent passes in Spanish and French. “That’s commendable, and they are the kinds of stories we want to hear more about to create that balance. Yes, we do have some students that are struggling, but we have many students who have done much to make us all proud,” she said. However, she said that technology has to be a part of the students’ learning process. “If, indeed, you are void of technological skills, you really are an irrelevant player on the global scheme of things,” she pointed out. Mrs. Black was honoured to receive the timely donation of 10 computers on behalf of the Department of Education’s Abaco District by Dennis Nairn of Power Design Engineering Consultants Ltd. Mr. Nairn was accompanied by Norman Rolle. He was delighted to assist the department and looked forward to working with them on a larger scale. Leslie Rolle, senior education officer, said God had to be a part of the process that led to the donation as he worked closely with Mr. Laing from BEC to get the computers to Abaco. Mr. Rolle said while they do have some computers available, they didn’t have sufficient computers for the students to use. An evaluation of the schools in the district will help to determine where the computers will be given.Scotiabank assists with school suppliesBy Canishka Alexander Scotiabank was the scene of a lively event on August 28 as Matthew Sawyer, branch manager, donned a Forest Heights Academy uniform shirt complete with short pants to participate in a number of giveaways at the Marsh Harbour branch. Unaware that he was the recipient of the first gift certificate to be given for the day, Teneil Adderley walked into the bank and received a $60 gift certificate, school bag and school supplies for a great start toward the new school year. Mr. Sawyer was assisted by Nicolette Turnquest. Teneil did not have much to say although he admitted he was pleased with his gifts. He seemed to be recovering from the surprise of winning so many things in one day. Mr. Sawyer explained what the back to school program at Scotiabank is about. “We’re promoting back to school, and Scotiabank has implemented a back-to-school program where we give to the less fortunate in the community. We give bags packed with pencils, pens and school books, and Dennis Nairn of Power Design Engineering Consultants Ltd., a Nassau company, donated 10 computers to the Education office to be given to schools with the most need. The presentation was made on August 28 at the Education office in Marsh Harbour. Shown above are Tim Sands, president of the Cherokee Sound PTA; Ruth Smith, Education officer; Mr. Nairn;, Lenora Black, Abaco Education Superintendent; Vanessa Janes, Principal of Abaco Central High School; Sandy Edwards, Education Officer; and Leslie Rolle, Education Officer. Cherokee Sound received one of the computers. Please see School Page 15

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Man-O-War Hardware Non-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection ofBrass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless SteelHurricane 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“Honesty and Quality You Can Count On”Brandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 we also give a little lunch package.” It is just an effort on behalf of Scotiabank to assist with school expenses. “The monetary funds will assist in the educational funds for some of the less fortunate children,” he said. He hastened to explain why he was wearing the Forest Heights attire. “I’m dressed in full regalia in Forest Heights’ uniform, and by no means does it mean that Forest Heights is my favourite school. When I called around, it was the only school that had my size,” Sawyer explained. “I’m with Forest Heights this year, and maybe next year I might be at another school.”School From Page 14 Arabella Cambridge and Sharon Farquharson came to Abaco to promote Symmetry, a California-based company that sells nutritional products. Symmetry has been around for the past 14 years. With a wide range of products available, there are cleansers, weight-loss products and skin products among them. The Symmetry products are a food supplement. Shown at the presentation are, standing, Arabella Cambridge, Judy Johnston, Bradley Reckley, Ivy Russell, Cheryl Cooke and Sharon Farquharson. Seated are Lovely Reckley, Lorna Russell, Ruth Flowers and Elaine Martinborough. Symmetry products were promoted believes that this tournament was good to help all players improve their game so that they can stay sharp. Those persons who played on Saturday and got eliminated did not play on Sunday. Mr. Nairn would like to make this tournament an annual one but sponsorships will determine that. The four top players from Abaco are Captain Easy, Sydney Bain, Dulla Pinder and Cordero Russell. Sixteen persons participated in the tournament. Tournament From Page 1 The Abaco Wild Horse Mare Bellatrix II died on August 15. She was the friendliest, happiest horse but never domesticated. She never knew about ropes, bridles or any restraints, yet she genuinely enjoyed people, kids and cameras. She was everybody’s favorite and many people have written to say they miss her. She gave little no indication of illness. On August 15 she appeared listless and had lost weight. Dr. Derrick Bailey began treatment but by morning she was dead. Necropsy indicated massive liver failure and lungs not in good condition, all likely the effects of her early life exposed to the toxic environment of a citrus farm. Her death brings down to seven the number of the world’s most rare and endangered breed of horse. The Abaco horses are DNA proven descendants of the horses brought to the New World by the Spanish Conquistadores, remaining pristine since their importation from Cuba in the late 1800s. The herd once numbered nearly 200 but inappropriate and cruel human intervention brought them to the edge of extinction once before. They rallied and now they hover on the edge once again. More information about the remaining seven horses can be found at www.arkwild.org.An Abaco horse dies Bellatrix, a wild horse of North Abaco

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 By Larry Smith Residents say that a mini restoration project at Bridge Creek in Cherokee Sound appears to have halted erosion of the settlement’s public beach, although the situation is being monitored. “It seems to be correcting itself,” said Dan Pinder. “We had to save it, and the groyne seems to have stopped the erosion, straightened the creek flow and the beach is coming back.” Over the past two years the creek immediately east of the settlement (crossed by a small wooden bridge) silted up and slowed down the tidal flow, which used to be strong enough for children to ride in and out of the creek mouth. A small spit developed over the last year in front of the creek mouth, growing from the east and diverting the normally perpendicular creek flow to the west. This altered discharge was eroding the public beach in front of the settlement to an alarming degree. The public and private beaches to the east of the creek were also eroding. And there was clear evidence of casuarina invasion, which experts have concluded is directly linked to beach loss. Casuarinas are a destructive invasive species and both government and environmental agencies recommend their removal from sandy shorelines. These trees which are native to the western Pacific and were introduced to the Bahamas a century ago suppress native vegetation, preventing dune formation and causing chronic beach erosion. Evidence from elsewhere around The Bahamas shows that these trees will ultimately destroy the beaches they occupy. Neil Sealey, a former geography lecturer at the College of the Bahamas who has written text books on the coastal environment, was asked to visit Cherokee in June to recommend possible solutions to the creek silting. In his report, he noted that the area was one of extensive deposition with numerous sandbanks, wetlands and low islands. “In time more land will be formed and the bay areas infilled, although the creeks may continue to drain the resulting wetland for a much longer period. This is not a stable environment but one of great mobility due the generation of sand from a variety of sources, and the movement of this sand by various forces, most notably tidal action, wind-driven currents, and major storms. “It may well be that current erosion and deposition in the vicinity of Cherokee represents the simple evolution of these longterm processes, and there is little that can be done to prevent existing localized silting and erosion. Continual monitoring, with actual measurements and photographs, will help to establish what is going on. He said that observation from both the shore and travel by boat, and supported by local reports, indicated that sand deposition was occurring in many other parts of the general Cherokee Sound area. “In addition to these natural forces there are man-made structures and actions which interfere with and alter the coastal zone, and if these can be identified, some restoration may be possible.” In this case, local authorities had budgetary resources available and were prepared to act quickly. A contract was awarded to Curtis Sands to remove accumulated sand from the short spit at the eastern creek mouth and extend the creek mouth perpendicular to the coast, as shown in earlier photographs. Sand removed from the spit was used to restore the western beach. The short wall on the western side of the creek, which has been in place for many decades, was not considered a factor in the current silting. Sealey recommended that repairing the collapsed section of this wall could protect the eroding beach, which is a community recreational facility. The wall extension was restored with fill covered by boulders to prevent movement by normal wave action. According to Sealey’s report, “The removal of sand and physical restoration of the creek mouth will serve as an experiment to see what is happening in this area. Regular monitoring with a written record of what is happening on at least a monthly basis will facilitate further action if necessary. Weather conditions should be recorded, especially wind direction and speed. It was recommended that any shoreline restoration effort should use local resources to replicate natural features. “These are generally much lower in cost and more easily modified if they don’t work. Hard structures involving concrete sea walls or bulkheads should be an absolute last resort. Also to be avoided are the use of gabions (wire baskets filled with stones).”Cherokee Creek situation is monitored

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND • Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy PointAbaco’s cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing Bahamas Information Services Health outcomes are expected to dramatically improve on Grand Cay with the opening of the new Community Health Centre on August 28. The Centre boasts a state-of-the-art electrocardiogram (ECG) machine which health officials say is “one of the most critical” pieces of diagnostic equipment healthcare providers can have. The new clinic has a modern maternity ward, comfortable examination and treatment rooms, fully equipped dental and XRay suites, a two-bed overnight ward and a pharmacy. It has resuscitation and stabilization equipment. Ambulatory services for seniors and persons with chronic, noncommunicable diseases, will be provided. Plans are underway to strengthen of ante-natal and post-natal services with the posting of a qualified midwife by January. The Centre was officially opened by Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A Minnis. “The construction of this stateof-the-art clinic underscores this government’s commitment to the direct delivery of primary and urgent healthcare services on remote and isolated areas such as Grand Cay,” Dr. Minnis said. “Without the availability of trained healthcare workers and adequate facilities and supporting health infrastructure at the local level, residents in remote communities such as Grand Cay would be disproportionately impacted by health conditions when compared to residents in New Providence and the other developed islands. “The provision of basic healthcare services and basic diagnostic testing such as ECG and X-Ray facilities with the equipment used in resuscitation and/or stabilization in this remote setting will go a long way towards reducing health inequities within certain areas of The Bahamas.” Grand Cay residents are confronted with the same health challenges obesity, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and respiratory illnesses as other Bahamians. The new Centre replaces the original clinic which was destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Clinical services were relocated into a rental facility while the new clinic was being constructed. North Abaco News Modern diagnostic equipment at new Grand Cay clinicGrand Cay resident Mrs Thelma Hield cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the new Community Health Centre on August 28. Also pictured (from left) are Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A Minnis; Patrick Ward, Chairman, National Insurance Board; Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell; and Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board.North Abaco NewsBy Vernique RussellHappy 60th BirthdayLocal business woman and co-owner of Cornish Car Rental, Melvern Cornish, celebrated her 60th birthday in grand style with family and friends on August 8th. People from all over the island gathered at the Cornish residence for the occasion. She is very grateful to God for allowing her to see her 60th birthday and was overwhelmed by the support she received. In brief remarks she contributed her life success and blessings to the hands of God being upon her life. Mrs. Cornish is a community builder in Treasure Cay and has worked to provide opportunity for young people through the scholarship foundation that was set up in honor of her late mother. She has been one who demonstrated motherly love and granted assistance to those in need. Her selfless services to others were highlighted all through the night as persons spoke kind words of her. The guests were also treated a groovy fashion show, games and other treats. A scrumptious variety of food was served. Vacation Bible SchoolThe pastoral team and members of the Please see North Page 18

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Angels Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS:race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, and athletic and other school-administered programs.Church of God in CooperÂ’s Town thanks all those who the parents and their children who supported the recent VBS at their ministries. VBS was held during the week of July 20th to July 25th. Participants were able to engage in clean and wholesome activities that built them up spiritually and physically. The children all enjoyed the VBS and were very happy that they were a part of it. The committee wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the success of the event and is looking forward to your continued support in future endeavors. Its because of you this event was a success. Accident victim is grateful for lifeTito Russell was traveling north on the Sherlin Bootle Highway towards Treasure Cay which is home to his family his car hit a utility pole and literally wrapped around it. The victims were airlifted to New Providence for further medical care at the Princess Margaret Hospital. Mr. Russell is most grateful to be alive and is thankful that God saw fit to spare his life. His testimony is a touching one, and he is sharing it with all whom he comes into contact with. Mr. Russell is employed with BEC.New School YearOn August 31st the new school year began throughout The Bahamas. Parents are busy purchasing uniform and supplies that will aide their children in the upcomMore North Abaco News North From Page 17 ing school year. Educational officials are, however, encouraging parents to pay special attention to the foods that their children are eating. As there is an increase in obesity among school children, the Ministry of Education is asking parents to make wise food choices. Parents are asked to pay attention fo their childrenÂ’s progress. Literacy is being promoted throughout the country and students are being encouraged to read. No matter what level you find yourself at in your studies, reading is important. The success of this new school year depends fully on the combined participation of both the parents and students. Wedding BellsThe sound of wedding bells has been ringing loud throughout North Abaco. The most recent wedding took place on August 15th in Nassau. Shanria McIntosh and Delvin James exchanged vows and committed themselves to each other. Both are descendants of the North Abaco community. August 15th was a day for another Treasure Cay couple as they exchanged vows before God. Fetty Arnestine and Dulcie Vilsaint were wed at the Full Gospel Assembly of God. Friends and family gathered to celebrate with the couple as they committed themselves to each other. A beautiful reception followed at the coupleÂ’s residence in Sand Banks. Youth hosted fairThe youth department of Zion Baptist Church in Fox Town hosted a fair on August 7th at Fox Town Primary School grounds. Lots of food and treats were on sale and music to entertain. Later that evening a concert was held that featured praise dancers from various churches including an all boys dance group. The concert was blessed with Min. Leroy Thompson and Pastor Ed Armbrister, who served as Masters of Ceremonies and kept the crowd lively and well entertained. The Youth DepartmentÂ’s dance ministry and drama team was a part of the concert. These fund raisers will benefits the praise dancers in purchasing of needed supplies and equipment.Youth Convention The youth department of End Time Harvest Ministry will be hosting its 12th Annual Youth Convention On September 7 to 13. This yearÂ’s convention will have the theme Young Generation Unleash Your Spiritual Gifts. Convention 2009 will be held at the church in Crown Haven. Guest speakers for this year are Pastor Carlos Reid of Nassau and Prophetess Emma Colby of Turks and Cacios. Clean up campaign In an effort to clean up the community and beautify their surroundings, Mrs. Arlene Cornish organized a clean-up campaign that took place on August 15th. The message she is promoting is cleanliness and she aimed to instill environmental concern in the youths of that community by teaching them to take pride. She along with concerned residents and children began cleaning at 9 a.m. The weather, however, was not on their side. They initiated the cleanup campaign but within minutes their effort was stopped by the rain. At that time they had already filled five bags of trash. She is encouraging other communities in North Abaco to follow this initiative. She is encouraging Abaconians everywhere to work together and keep the island clean, green and pristine. Treasure Cay winsThe under 12 boys of the Treasure Cay Sporting Club traveled to Grand Bahama to participate in HOYTES (Helping Our Youths Through Education and Sports). Last year the boys finished as first runner up, so this year they returned to Grand Bahama with blood in their eyes seeking vengeance. And vengeance was surely theirs. Teams from all over the Bahamas traveled to Grand Bahama for the primary divisions championship which was held on August 6th and 7th. After two days, the boys emerged as the winners. The community of Treasure Cay congratulates Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team for a job well done. Scholarship Student is ExcellingKettlyne Dorsca is studying pre-medicine as a major and nursing as a minor in Puerto Rico on a scholarship and is doing well. She is presently getting some hands on practice this semester. She was very successful last semester and continues to work hard to maintain a GPA of 3.0. She graduated from the Sherlin Bootle High School in 2007 as Valedictorian. She has since been studying abroad on a full scholarship and has committed herself to excel. She is very grateful for the opportunity to be studying and says that it also gives her a chance to perfect her knowledge of Spanish. She hope to return to The Bahamas upon completion of her studies and practice in her field of study.Friendship Tabernacle Holds a Night of Prayer By Samantha V. Evans September 4th, Friendship Tabernacle church held a night of prayer to allow Bahamians who had special needs and requests to come before God in faith expecting a breakthrough. All week long Pastor Silbert Mills had been talking about the power of prayer and that in his own life he has seen the effectiveness of it. He invited pastors to come without all of the collars and robes to join them as they pray for the youth, schools and educators, the nation, the church and the sick. The church was packed as many persons came seeking answers to personal problems and challenges. There was singing, praising and worshiping unto the Lord and a night filled with prayer. Many reports of healing and burdens being lifted were reported after this evening. Church News Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Fri.

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Local Government at Work Hope Town District Council Aug 20 The Hope Town District Council met on August 20. It had been given 140 letters concerning the proposed Elbow Cay Club development in addition to petitions with 630 signatures opposing the project. The letters opposed the project by four to one. It was announced that the developer, Mark Mason, had withdrawn his request for approval-in-principle. Council had required that letters for or against this project be received by the Council office in Hope Town by 5 p.m. on August 6. Mr. MasonÂ’s petition with signatures in support of the project was sent by email to Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting which he received while at work. Council members were of the opinion that Mr. Mason, a trained lawyer, disqualified his petition by not submitting it as requested. A Council member ensured that the Council office remained open until 5 p.m. just to be sure that late submissions would be accepted. The letters and the petitions were neatly bound into two books to be forwarded to the National Economic Council in the Prime MinisterÂ’s office in Nassau. Administrator Cephas Cooper expressed his concern that the developer was circumventing governmentÂ’s requirement that projects of this nature be submitted first to the National Economic Council. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting voiced his opinion that this present procedure disregards local views and is wrong. He felt that local communities should be consulted first for their views and opinions which the NEC would then consider in their deliberations. Even with National Economic Council approval, developers must still apply to local district councils, town planning boards and others for approvals. Mr. Sweeting pointed out that developers often present this initial high-level government approval as their blanket authority to proceed with their project and over-ride or bypass local authorities. Mr. Sweeting intends to bring this subject up with AbacoÂ’s six other chief councillors and bring this issue to governmentÂ’s attention if the others agree with him. A request by resident Paul Thompson was approved for the restoration of the old graveyard on the dune beyond the school. He wants to restore missing headstones and identify unmarked graves. Results of the annual hotel inspection made last January were reviewed with members being assigned to see if the deficiencies were resolved. The hotels had been notified earlier and were expected to be in compliance at this time. These 13 licensed hotels ranged from Guana Cay in the north to the south end of Tilloo Cay, a distance of about 17 miles. The meeting concluded with an on-site inspection south of Hope Town where it was reported that sand was being taken from the beach. Nothing was noted at the two locations visited. Dundas Town Local Government Committee Plans and Update Sept 1 By Samantha V. Evans The Dundas Town Township Committee has been having some leadership challenges for several months now. Due to a letter written to the Minister of Local Government by Committee Chairman Cay Mills outlining such problems, the Hon. Byron Woodside, Minister of State for Local Government, along with Renee Glinton visited Abaco to meet with the committee on July 29th. Min. Woodside stated that he would not like to see this matter taken to court so he was here to lend his support and to hear their side of the matter. The gist of the matter is that Chairman Mills has accused the Committee of issuing contracts and paying bills without his consent and disrespecting him as leader. Chairman Mills also has a problem with Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, who, he stated, says one thing at Committee meetings and acts a different way in Council meetings. After hearing their concerns, Min Woodside told them that he would have to seek the advice of the Attorney GeneralÂ’s office on this matter. In the meanwhile, he told them not to issue any new contracts but to rather continue to operate as they had been until he hears back from the AGÂ’s office. He encouraged them to continue meeting as scheduled and he sanctioned Deputy Chairman Faran Newbold to conduct meetings. At the meeting held on September 1st, matters were discussed related to the missing contracts that were submitted and nonpayment of two persons who worked during July and August. Members stated that once they noticed that the contracts were missing, they contacted Chairman Mills to asked him about them. He stated that he took them by mistake and promised to return them. But to date they have not yet been returned to the Local Government office. It was discovered, too, that Chairman Mills stopped the release of payment of checks to two persons who had contracts with this township. He did this without consulting the committee. According to the committee, these persons worked so they should be paid. Therefore, the committee agreed to pay them for the work done. It was discovered that the water at Ocean View Park was turned off. When a call was made to inquire as to who authorized this, they were told that Chairman Mills told Water and Sewerage to cut the water off. It was later turned back on as several events were scheduled to be held at the park in the weeks to follow. As a result of this case that is pending with Chairman Mills, Administrator Cooper reminded the members that they can only hold regular meetings and that no new contracts can be issued. This upset the members greatly as they do not feel that it is right for them to be held hostage from doing the work of the people they served. Mr. Cooper told them that they can still work but under the stipulations made by the Minister. After the members voiced their concerns on the matters related to the non-functioning chairman, the sub-committee leaders gave updates on their projects. Sydney McIntosh gave an update on Ocean View Park stating that he is concerned by the actions of the chairman and that he has taken over Ocean View Park. He is unaware of who gave the concession that operates at the park their permission to do so but later discovered that this, too, was the work of Chairman Mills. Cecil Ingraham gave an update on Central Pines stating that they will meet with the Central Pines Association so that their projects can coincide with those being planned by the Association, and they can help make them a reality. He stated that the area needs to be cleaned. Since they cannot issue any new contracts, he is concerned that it will soon look like a forest. Wanda Major and Maggie Cornish reported that they are not at all pleased with the way BrownÂ’s Bay Park is looking these days. They are upset that all of the fill that was there to finish work that had been started disappeared overnight and no one seems to know where it went. The parking lot across the road that they have been given permission to use was to be leveled off using the fill that disappeared. Now this latest mishap has set the committee back by a few thousand dollars. George Cornish gave an update on the Dundas Town graveyards, stating that cleaning has been done as discussed but parks and graveyards will be cleaned as needed. The committee wants the public to know that due to the absence of the interpretation of the law as it relates to the claims filed by Chairman Mills, the Dundas Town Township Committee is now on hold pending this response. This interpretation will determine what they can do legally if the Chairman doesnÂ’t show up at meetings. Mr. Cooper encouraged them to reach out to Chairman Mills and invite him to sit down to a caucus. A call was then made to him by Secretary Talana Newbold to extend this invitation but Mr. Mills declined, stating that he has nothing to say to them and is not prepared to meet with them at anytime. This conversation was outlined in the minutes. Before the meeting ended the financial report was discussed. Ruth Pinder was sworn in as a member of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee on August 20. She was the only person to nominate on August 6 to replace Mike Malone who passed away earlier in the summer. She is shown here with Administrator Cephas Cooper and Committee members Danny Sawyer, Lowell Albury, Colon Curry and Ross Thompson III Marsh Harbour has new member

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Rotary ClubBy Julian Lockhart After a very dramatic and tenuous past year with the death of president and much loved Mike Malone, the Abaco Rotarians are trying to bounce back and right their ship in the coming year under the new presidency of Gentry Morris. Mr. Malone died earlier during the summer of 2009 after a long battle with cancer and Mr. Morris has been trying to revitalize the spirits of the Rotarians after taking over as president on July 1st. He said, “For the first part of this tenure we have been trying to boost the membership in terms of their spirit. Obviously, with the passing of the past president Mike Malone, spirits have been dampened, folks have been disenchanted in terms of their support of things that have been going on in the past. There have been issues and concerns which we have brought over into the new year and my focus right now is to really revitalize the club. Without motivated Rotarians we will not get people supporting the programs to raise money and to fund the projects we use to help the community,” he added. Rotary is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to provide funding for educational charities and to work with improving the community around them. For years they have held a speech competition with the winners receiving scholarships and they have helped Every Child Counts extensively. One of the major projects this year is to expand the Interact program in the high schools throughout Abaco. The only school currently taking part in the program is St. Francis de Sales. Mr. Morris said they are in discussion with two other schools about starting this year. After much success elsewhere the Abaco chapter started the Rotary First Fridays on September 4th. This is a cocktail hour when Rotarians get together for drinks and fun and bring interested members of the community out for a meet and greet and to learn about Rotary. The biggest fund raiser of the year is always the golf tournament in Treasure Cay in January. It has raised money in the past for worthwhile projects including the refurbishing of the community library in Marsh Harbour. Mr. Morris said, “We were not building the library, there was a local organization that was building a library and Rotary just donated to that effort. The monies are still apparently sitting on the account and we have not been given any official update in recent times as to where they are with that. I do know from past information, let’s say five to six months ago, that they do not plan to build that building anymore, but refurbish the existent building with the funds we have given them. We would like to see that happen and we are also looking at the library in Sandy Point to hopefully assist them by raising some funds this year to get that project revitalized down there,” he concluded. Club News By Canishka Alexander Just a sample of the talent and creative efforts of the members of the All Abaco Handicraft Association could be seen on an lovely display comprised of mainly straw, coconut, beads, shells and crystal. Additional items were included in the tastefully decorated display, which represented the work of most of the association’s members. Weather permitting, members set up their craft work on the deck where Sapodilly’s Restaurant was located. Past President Edna Kemp was excited to introduce craft coming from Marsh Harbour. While Ms. Kemp specializes in shells, many of her colleagues like working with different materials including sand, coconut or straw. “I specialize with the shells. I use the shells to make shell jewelry. I also use the shells to make vases and flowers. What we’re doing is we’re specializing right now working with our hands – with the shells from the sea, and we’re working with the sand,” she explained. Courses are offered through the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation. Lovely Reckley, national vice president, is qualified to teach classes when 20 or more people sign up. “So it’s all here on Abaco if you just take time to see what we’re doing,” she said. “We really want the organization to grow, and we want all of the people who are interested to come and take some of the classes from BAIC.” Ms. Kemp naturally became involved in the association because she has always been an outdoor person and has always loved shells. She agrees that more Bahamians need to become involved in this lucrative industry that is being fully supported by the government. “Well, government right now is really pushing to get the Bahamian people involved. We want to get rid of the stuff that’s coming in from China, Taiwan and all kinds of different places, so government is really looking to get Bahamians involved, so we can start to do our own thing.” The association members are eagerly anticipating BAIC’s Farmer’s Market and Craft Centre. “After government gives us a location where we can work, I truly believe more Bahamians will get involved and really start to take interest in this type of work,” she stated. “When the tourists come, they look for items that are made here on Abaco.” Association members are Lovely Reckley, national vice president; Edna Kemp, past president; Nadine Rolle, acting president; Susan Sawyer, secretary; Lillian Cash; asst. Secretary; Veronica Rahming, treasurer; Cleopatra Burrows, asst. treasurer, Owenta McDonald, chaplain; Sharon Dorsette, asst. chaplain; Stephanie Hield, public relations; Doranell Swain, Ministry of Tourism representative; Lorraine Edgecombe; and Andrae Thompson. Association generates interest in handicrafts The All Abaco Handicraft Association is encouraging more people to get invovled in craft work. The members do a variety of crafts and frequently display their work on the deck of Sapodilly’s Restaurant.

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 Perry Thomas, right, real estate agent with Adler Realty’s Abaco office, receives special congratulations from Osbourne Stuart, broker/president of Adler Realty & Investment Co. Ltd in Nassau. while visiting the Marsh Harbour office Mr. Stuart offered special congratulations to Mr. Thomas. “We congratulate Perry Thomas for his demonstration of commitment to providing quality customer care to the Abaco market and for his achievement of producing over $3.5 million dollars in property sales,” President Stuart said. Adler Realty and Investment Co. Ltd., that specializes in real estate sales, rentals and appraisal services in New Providence and the Family Islands, has established a loyal customer base during its 21years of operations in The Bahamas.Sales of real estate agent are good 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 DiggingCongratulations are extended to Miss Felicity Simms from your parents, Jonathan and Agatha Simms, sister, Kim, and brothers Triven, Jonathan Jr., and Abraham. We are so proud of your achievements and accomplishments, especially the completion of your Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics with Distinction along with being the recipient of the Math Award. We wish to encourage you to remain focused and execute your duty as a teacher with a spirit of excellence. Special thanks to her supporters: Family members, Friends, Teachers and Abaco Pathfinders.Congratulations Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per lineDisplay classi Þ ed $18 per column inchWe 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 Blackwood 4 Kids Apartment 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen, fully furnished. 1st/ last month and deposit required. No pets. Call 554-8424 Casuarina Point tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house for rent, central air with beach views. $950 month. Ph. 367-2431 Central Abaco 3 bed 2 bath 2 story house for rent or sale, fully furnished w/ washer & dryer, A/C. Contact Angeline @ 367-2895 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Central Pines 2 bed 1 bath apt. fully furnished. Call 367-5901 for mre info Close to Great Cistern 2 bed 1½ bath town house, fully furnished, sea views. Call 242-4452498 or 242-324-1047 Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view $900/ mo. long term. Also available weekly. Call 904-982-2762 Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/ 1 bath, furnished, wtih A/C, with washer and drier, water included. $1350/ mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour Gov Sub Apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquires call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-5086 after 5 pm Marsh Harbour Cove Estates very spacious 2 bed apt, fully furnished, central A/C, washer & dryer, water included. Ph. 367-0209 Marsh Harbour furnished 1 bedroom apartment. For more inforamtion call 367-2458 Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour , 2 bed/ 1 bath furnished apt. First, last, security required. $900. Call Amos @ 359-6624 or 367-3965 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Retail/ Office space available for lease at Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor unit and charming second floor space. Available now. Call 367-3262 Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft townhouses all with deep water docks & garages! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500’s www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521 or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4:30 pm or by appointment. Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground level condo, marina view, completely redecorated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net 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. Price reduced $75,000. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 evenings WPB Double wide trailer, 2 bedroom 2 bath, car port and separate laundry room, pull out couch, washer, dryer, Located in Palm Beach Colony close to shops/mall/airport. Asking $13,000 but will negotiate. Contact 365-5085 Close to Great Cistern triplex , each unit 2 bed 1½ bath, fully furnished, sea views. Call 242-445-2498 or 242-324-1047 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 Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with elevation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome. www.guanawaterfront.com Guana Cay, dramatic ocean & Sea of Abaco views, three sides floor to ceiling glass, incredible sunset views from covered deck, 2 bed/2 bath w/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes additional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New roof 2008. Purchase includes all furnishings. Purchase price $299,000 net to seller. View property at www.greatguanarentals.com. Call Danny 404-846-1666 or email dl@atlantaindustrialproperties.com Water front lots in Little Abaco Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in the Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner financing reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316 Students wait for school to beginThe students of Central Abaco Primary School wait for school to begin when they will line up to go into their classrooms. Although there are 800 registered in the school, only about 600 showed up when school first opened. More have shown up subsequently. We understand that the school is short several teachers and the number of students in each class is very high. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers ProgramsRemember Conservation begins with YOU

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian September 15, 2009 Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Cat 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@yahoo.com www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonaldPhone 577-0184 • 577-0220 P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph. 242-366-0530 • VHF Ch 16 Off Season Rates Available Call Us for Special Rates Daily, Weekly or Monthly Rentals Boat Storage Outboard Sales & ServicePh: 242-365-8556 • VHF Ch. 16 haroldsmarine@batelnet.bson the highway south of Treasure Cay Mike Cornish 24 Hour Mobile TireServicing the entire Abaco With dependable service Office Location: Forest Drive Cell Phone: 458-0692 Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677Listing Dundas 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 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell 242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendWeekdays (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 By Julian Lockhart Minister of Immigration, the Hon. Branville McCartney, along with the Department of Immigration is making a concerted effort this year to lock down on illegal immigration in The Bahamas, as they have run a number of raids throughout the Bahamas and on Abaco. They ran an organized raid on Abaco in July, hitting the three Haitian communities on the mainland – The Mud, Pigeon Peas and Sand Banks – and rounded up a couple hundred individuals of which some were legal and others had their paperwork. The Department of Immigration has a difficult and major job to accomplish because of the vast waterways surrounding the islands and the number of illegal immigrants already in The Bahamas. Minister McCartney has come out with a storm, vowing to make a difference in the growing epidemic that is facing the Bahamas and to increase the number of raids to round up as many illegal migrants as possible in the next year. All of these initiatives are great and need to be done to curb the problem that illegal immigrants pose on the health, education and criminal systems in the Bahamas. However, it is not what needs to be done in the case in Abaco, but how it is carried out. A number of individuals, including Amnesty International, have cried out against the procedures that the Department of Immigration along with their counterparts, the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and Royal Bahamas Police Force, use in the process of raiding these communities. Despite Chief Immigration Officer of New Providence Peter Joseph, who led the raids on Abaco, stating that there were no major incidents of people being dragged through The Mud and individuals suffering injuries echoed after the round-up. Men were brought to the Immigration office in Marsh Harbour in boxer shorts and were not allowed to dress and women and children were said to be taken from their homes and beds. All of these incidents prove the point of a number of individuals who state that the officers over abuse their authority and treat the individuals living in these communities like animals instead of humans who are scared because of the early morning intrusion. Luzena Dumercy, a Bahamian born of Haitian parents on Abaco, said they just want to feel respected and be treated humanely and not have these officers storm into their communities in the wee hours of the morning wielding guns. Despite the need to curb the illegal immigration problem, it should be done in a humane manner and individuals should not be treated as if they are less than human just because they are in a country illegally. A number of individuals said if the Department of Immigration would just build a respectful relationship with the Haitian community, they would be more willing to help in identifying the individuals who are of illegal status or who are committing crimes. Now I don’t believe for a second these individuals will turn in their family members who are in the Bahamas illegally, but I do believe enough of the community wants to build a productive lifestyle on Abaco and are willing to police their own communities and help authorities. A little respect from authorities will also help with the assimilation of the three communities on Abaco as everyone moves towards an understanding and acceptance of the other individual, as Haitians play a vital part in the economy and social aspects of Abaco. It will not happen tomorrow but as Minister McCartney and the Department of Immigration move forward with their planned raids on these communities, they need to understand that these individuals are human and should be treated as such.Working Relations with the Haitian communities For ALL Your Business StationeryLetterheadsEnvelopesBusiness CardsAbaco Print ShopPhone 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour ABACO INN Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco Operations Abaco Print Shop Marsh Harbour 367-3202 Sea Star Car Rentals 367-4887 Abaco Glass 367-2442

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September 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 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 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classi Þ ed AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 22’ Rosborough Sea Skiff , 1997, Honda 90, 291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped. at Outboard Shop. Asking $25,000. Call 519671-6354 24’ Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruiser gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new batteries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to go. Located in Leisure Lee, asking $15,000. Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@ netscape.net 26’ Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons . Asking $12,000. Call 366-0065 26’ Intrepid ‘91, 2 Johnson 175 HP (‘98) Good condition, A/C, generator, new batteries and trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $25,000. Contact Capt Charles Jones. 242-368-0438 29’ Blackfin Combi, 1989, with twin 2006 225 HP Yamaha 4 strokes (<400 hr). Marlin tower with dual co ntrols. Asking $75K OBO. Great fishing boat! Call 366-4155. 33’ Morgan OI, 3 cyl. MUST SELL! Perfect live aboard or cruiser, fully loaded. Let’s make a deal! Go to www.abacoboat.com or call 242475-3149 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 25 hp Yamaha four stroke $1500 OBO Call 477-5991 2005 Caribe Boat, w/ 2005 20 HP Honda engine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295 18’ Parker ‘93, 140 HP Mercury, ‘03, new hydraulic steering, new cable, self bail, $7,000 ONO Ph 365-5140 18’ Manta, 1999 Yamaha 150 , vey low hours (appox. 200), 4 blade S/S prop, Lenco S/S Sport trim tabs Sea Star hydraulic steering. Clarion stereo system. Sport Gauges/Steering Wheel. Boat was redone in Oct. ‘06, all accessories new then. Completely turn key. Very fast (50+ mph). Asking $8,500 OBO. Call 3596019 or e-mail at ryan@abacoconstruction.com 20’ 1989 Shamrock Cuddy Cabin . Brand new (not rebuilt) original spec. inboard engine, very economical. Well equipped. Trailer. Beach-able keel drive. Duty paid $14,900 242-367-1000 or 772-286-5859 21’ Mako w/ 150 Yamaha $9000 22’ Aquasport w/ 150 Yamaha $11,000 Both boats in good condition and ready to go. Call for more information 365-5178 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 00 Mercury Sable, red, low miles, interior like new. Asking $4500. Brand new Sears lawn mower, never used $275. Call 365-6051 03 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up truck, very good condition. Lockable. Toolbox. Asking $7,950 OBO Contact 458-0525 07 Toy ota Rav 4, pristine condition, only 7500 miles, pearl white paint, grey/blk interior. Asking $22K. Contact 577-0098 VEHICLES FOR SALE Buying? Selling?Need Quali Þ ed Help? Want More Business A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28 per case. All name bra nds. We will ship to Out Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more information Used office furniture, desks, chairs, conference table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for more info. 8000 W Briggs & Stratton Portable Generator , gas operated, electric start, virtually new – used only 3 hours, many extras. $1,900. OBO Contact David 365-8892 or 577-0263 15 grouper traps, 6 months old, $110 each. Call 477-5991The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, is seeking qualified applicants for the following position: • ElectricianSuccessful candidate will be mainly responsible for trouble shooting electrical problems/situations and carrying out repairs. In addition, the individual must have a sound knowledge of motors, boilers, transformers, industrial wiring, lighting, pressure tanks, timers, etc. Single phase or 3-phase certification along with 5-10 years experience is a must. All interested persons are asked to submit their resume to: Info@abacobeachresort.com or fax to 242-367-1974. Dump Truck Drivers for AbacoAll applicants should possess the following: • A minimum of 3 years experience • Must have a valid driver’s license Please fax resumes to Human Resources Manager 242-377-2193 Now hiring Executive Chef , prior fine dining culinary experience a must. Email resume to abacolodge@gmail.com Nanny / caretaker needed . For furhter information please call 475-9013 SERVICES AVAILABLE House sitting, running errands , grocery shopping or care giving. Contact 242-554-9991 at any time By Mirella Santillo Island flavor is often associated with street vendors or local produce markets. On Abaco locations vary, but it is usually under a large shady tree where one can browse for food, especially fish. There was often fresh conch salad under the big “fig tree” on Guana Cay. In Marsh Harbour conch and watermelon vendors used to gather under the almond tree where the new Royal Bank of Canada now stands. When that tree was destroyed to allow for parking, the vendors did not disappear; they found another large shady tree across the street, a casuarina, under which they set up shop. And there, most days of the week you will find fishermen, crab vendors and produce sellers in even greater number than before. On a rainy Friday afternoon a number of trucks were parked around that casuarina tree, their beds packed with goods. Bobby Albury from Marsh Harbour had conch and fish. “I have been selling from the back of my truck for seven years. I am here mostly everyday except Sundays” he said. A few feet away stood a large cage full of land crabs tended by Rochelle Robinson and her young son. Mrs. Robinson brought her crabs from Andros. Every year Androsians bring their popular land crabs to Abaco and stand in that same location until they are sold out. Cabbages, tomatoes, onions, carrots and other vegetables were displayed at the back of Shawonan Pinder and Felicia Clyde’s truck. “We started to sell here only two months ago,” explained Mr. Pinder, who added that business was good so far because of their competitive prices. Two fishermen from Cherokee Sound, Jamie Lowe and Don Sawyer, offered fresh or frozen fish that included grouper, grunts, hog fish and more depending on their catch. They go fishing for two or three days and sell the other three days. A distance away, another fisherman, Roy Roberts offered fresh grouper and dolphin. Traffic was heavy on that Friday afternoon. Many cars were stopped so their drivers could make their purchase. Grouper sold for $6 per pound. An average size fresh hogfish went for $10 and conch could be bought for $2. There was a relaxed atmosphere around the vendors, each visiting and socializing with their neighbors. Why in that location, I asked? “Because that is where everybody is,” was the answer! A fisherman mentioned that a better place would be the promised produce market across from BEC.Street Vendors sell fresh foodsCorrectionWe regret that Sherlycia McKenzie’s name was incorrect in the September 1 issue. She is the student from St. Francis de Sales School who spent two weeks at Florida International University studying marine biology.

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