Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
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OCTOBER 1st, 2009

The Bahamas
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BEC discusses new power plant

700 to 800 at orderly Town Meeting hear from government
.; ...... ............ .. By Navardo Saunders
Fearful that their lives and surroundings
S ':may be in grave danger from bunker C fuel
.; pollution, a massive crowd attended the
..public meeting organized by the govern-
/; .; ment to address growing concerns that the
power plant being constructed at Wilson
City would harm people and do irreparable
damage to the environment.
Hundreds of people from throughout
Abaco crammed into New Vision Minis-
tries on September 10 as top government
officials, local and international environ-
mentalists and an official from Man Die-
sel, the German-based company that is
constructing the $105 million bunker C
fuel plant, attempted to convince the anx-
ious public that the plant is being built in
a way that there is only a remote possibil-
ity that some of their worst scenarios could
come true.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Mem-
ber of Parliament for North Abaco, sat
among the crowd but did not participate in
Electricity Corporation hosted a Town Meeting on September 10 at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour to inform the discussion, which at times became con-
Abaco about its plans for the new generating plant now under construction inland from Wilson City. Frederik Gottlieb, tentious and emotional, but was nowhere
the Board of BEC, third from left, gave an overview of the research and options that BEC considered before deciding as explosive as many had anticipated.
burning bunker C fuel. The moderator for the meeting was Kevin Basden, General Manager of BEC, shown on the Some people said they changed their opin-
r of State for Utilities, the Hon. Phenton Neymour, second from left, spoke briefly about the reasons that the Wilson ion about the power plant that is being built

City site was chosen. Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, left, closed the meeting after many in the audience
had spoken about the concerns and had asked questions. Photo by BIS

Please see BEC Page 2

The plan of the new power plant being constructed at Wilson City is shown in the drawing.
Wilson City is about 14 miles south of Marsh Harbour. The large building with adjacent
exhaust stacks will contain four 12-megawatt generators that will supply electricity for all
of Abaco. This almost doubles the capacity of the generators (i,,cidi in use in Dundas
Town. A machine shop is located between the large building and the tanks holding new
lubricating oil, used oils, diesel and bunker C. All tanks are enclosed in a bund wall, an
enclosure that can contain the contests of any of the tanks. On the far left is a tank for
water in case of fire and a fire station with pumps and valves. Explaining the design is
Carlos Escobar, construction superintendent in the white hard hat, i /ilh the Hon. Phen-
ton Neymour and Administrator Cephas Cooper listen. More details are on page 6

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Chinese look at Abaco's

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Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman of BAIC, left, hosted an agricul-
ture expert and interpreter from China who were pleased with the potential for a large
scale farming project on Abaco. Mr. Yiqing, second from left, with his interpreter are
shown talking with Mr. Key and the BAIC General Manager, Arnold Dorsett.

Provided by Bahamas
Inforamtion Service
A Chinese concern wants to do large
scale farming in Abaco. "If this could
happen, it would mean a tremendous
boost for the agricultural sector in this
country," Bahamas Agricultural and In-
dustrial Corporation (BAIC) Executive
Chairman Edison M. Key said.
On September 15 he hosted Yiqing
Sun, Director of the Shandong High-
speed Quila Construction Group, Nation-
al Stadium Project, and interpreter Bao-
quo Xing on an exploratory investigation

of what is being offered on Abaco. The
team also included BAIC General Man-
ager Benjamin Rahming, and Assistant
General Manager, Agriculture, Arnold
"We enjoyed our visit and we are very
satisfied with the land conditions for ag-
ricultural development," said Mr. Xing.
"You have plenty of farmland and you
have plenty of water." A further study
of the conditions on Abaco by agriculture

Please see Chinese Page 5





Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

BEC's Town Meeting allays fears from many

BEC From Page 2
to meet Abaco's rapidly growing demand
for power after hearing from those intimate-
ly involved in its planning and construction.
These included Minister of the Environ-
ment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux; Minis-
ter of State for Utilities, the Hon. Phenton
Neymour; Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Chairman Frederik Gottlieb; BEC's Gen-
eral Manager Kevin Basden; and Director
of the Bahamas Environment and Science
Technology Commission, Philip Weech. A
number of people referred to their presenta-
tions as thorough and convincing.
The presenters took a fair amount of time
clearing up what they referred to as mis-
leading statements about the power plant.
Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC)
Chairman Gottlieb called a popular You-

tube video lambasting the 48 mega-watt
Bunker C fuel power plant nothing more
than a scare tactic filled with inaccuracies.
He urged residents to do their own research
and put any concerns they may have to the
experts before jumping to a conclusion.
Mr. Gottlieb admitted, however, that
BEC is partly to blame for the controversy
surrounding the power plant as the cor-
poration waited too long to meet with the
people of Abaco to discuss the project.
The Chairman agreed with many people
that there are dangers associated with bun-
ker C fuel, but added that measures are being
taken to address the negative effects. "The
concerns about air emissions, storage of the
bunker C fuel at the plant site and the impact
on water resources, we are addressing all of
them," he said. "We're doing everything
possible to ensure that the threat of harm to

people or the environment is slim to none.
When the plant becomes operational, we an-
ticipate that there will only be a remote pos-
sibility that something could go wrong. In the
event that something does go wrong, we are
putting plans in place to address it quickly
and efficiently," Mr. Gottlieb added.
Mr. Gottlieb responded to questions
about using wind, water or even diesel
rather than bunker C to produce power for
the 8,500 BEC customers on Abaco. He
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explained that there is not sufficient wind
off the ocean and the cost of operating such
plants is far more expensive. In the case of
diesel, he said it would cost about $10 mil-
lion more annually to operate.
There are currently about 140 people
working on the power plant at Wilson City
with the number of foreign workers and
Bahamians almost split down the middle.
The new power plant is scheduled to be-
come operational in March of next year.

The auditorium of New Vision Ministries was filled to capacity on September 10. Resi-
dents gathered to hear from BEC officials about the new power plant now under construc-
tion. /51 m11 in the foreground, right, is the line of those wanting to ask questions or make

After presentations by BEC Chairman Frederik Gottlieb and others, the audience was
able to ask questions and make comments. The first one to comment was Dr. Frank
Boyce, who is concerned about the carcinogens that the workers at the new power plant
will be exposed to. At the podium is Kevin Basden, General Manager of BEC.

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October 1, 2009

The Abaconian

Section A



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The Abaconian

October 1 ,2009

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Chinese consider agriculture on Abaco

Chinese From Page 1
experts is scheduled for next month after
which an agreement will be prepared, he
They were shown 10,000 acres of the
old sugar plantation properties south of
the Spring City and 3,000 acres of the for-
mer Key and Sawyer/Bahama Star farm in
North Abaco.
"They have asked for certain informa-
tion relating to the climate and rainfall
which we will supply. By October they
will send in a team of
experts to do a study of
the land and assess the
possibilities," said Mr.
Key. "It looks very
This coincides with
a BAIC food produc-
tion initiative on Abaco
which, Mr. Key said,
has attracted "a huge in-
terest by the young peo-
ple." Already BAIC has
subdivided thousands
of acres into five- and
ten-acre plots which are
leased to Bahamians for
farming. "We are mov-
ing in the right direction
because the Chinese
have the technology and
they have the exper- C//1'ie' officials
tise," said Mr. Key. "I Sl/ ,,iti',g High-s
see this as a very posi- able acreage in
with Arnold Dors

tive step in the right direction."
Mr. Key looks forward to this project
being the impetus for the construction
of canneries and factories in the islands
"where we can start processing food and
put the product of The Bahamas on the
shelves. This is the beginning."
He said Mr. Sun was impressed with
the available acreage and the quality of the
soil. "This would create a tremendous em-
ployment opportunities for Bahamians," he
said. "We would also be able to produce a
lot of the food products we import."

Edison Key showed the port facility in Marsh Harbour to Yiqing Sun (left) and Baquo
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October 1, 2009

The Abaconian

Section A Page 5

Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

October 1 2009

Director of BEST discusses power plant

By Navardo Saunders
The power plant under construction at
Wilson City will have little to no impact on
water resources; a spill at the site would be
confined and emissions will blow far away
from the population, Director of the Baha-
mas Environment and Technology (BEST)
Commission Philip Weech told reporters
during a tour of the site.
Mr. Weech said the BEST Commission
has been working closely with the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation and the government
to make the 48-megawatt bunker C fuel
power plant as safe as possible. Two Envi-
ronmental Impact Assessments (EIA) have
been conducted. One was to determine the
best possible site for the plant and the other
was to determine the impact of the pipeline
which transfers fuel from the harbour to

the power plant and transmission line from
the plant to the main Abaco highway would
have on its surroundings. The latter is still
under active consideration.
As for concerns about fresh water lev-
els being negatively impacted, Mr. Weech
said those concerns are unwarranted. "Sea
water will be used in the operation of the
plant," he said. "So people need not worry
about fresh water resources being depleted
by the plant."
Concerns about oil being stored on the
ground are also being addressed, accord-
ing to Mr. Weech. "The oil will be stored
in solid concrete structures which are cur-
rently being constructed at the site, If there
is a leak, the oil will be confined within
the structure," he said. The structure will
be made with concrete from the bottom up

so that the oil will not seep into the ground
and contaminate fresh water resources.
Another concern for many people are
the emissions that will come from the plant,
Mr. Weech pointed out. "The plant will
consist of stacks so that the emissions are
discharged sufficiently high into the atmo-
sphere and blow far away from the site,"
he said. "The higher the stacks the farther
away the emissions will blow. Also one of
the reasons why Wilson City was selected
as the site for the plant is the fact that the
prevailing winds blow in the opposite di-
rection of Marsh Harbour so the emissions
will travel to an area that is uninhabited."
Mr. Weech also addressed concerns
about why Wilson City was selected as
the site for the plant as opposed to Snake
Cay or the existing site in Marsh Harbour.
"When the decision was taken to put a new
power plant in Marsh Harbour, the govern-
ment went through a site selection process
which the BEST Commission was also in-
volved in," Weech explained. "We wanted

a site that was sufficiently far away from
the community, that is expandable so there
is room for growth, one that didn't have
the impact of noise from residents, one that
did not pose a threat to the environment
and one with deep water access in order to
transfer the fuel onto the site safely."
When the selection process began, three
possible sites were under consideration by
The existing site in Murphy Town
which was determined inadequate because
there was no room for expansion. And, of
course, a number of critical infrastructures
would have to put in place. A new pipe
line would have to be run through the town
and in addition to that the government de-
termined that the noise level at the existing
site made it unsuitable.
The other two sites we looked at were
at Wilson City and Snake Cay. The Wilson
City site was deemed to be the best site be-

Please see Power Page 7

The official party is examining the foundation for one of the four large generators. Sh5, ,
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of the new power plant. They are examining the foundation for one of the smaller tanks
that is completed.

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Director Weech answers concerns of Abaconians

Power From Page 6
cause the site at Snake Cay has some very
serious environmental issues and was deter-
mined to be very ecologically sensitive."
Mr. Weech said the advantage of the site
at Wilson City is that it is about 15 miles
away from Marsh Harbour proper and 10
miles from Spring City. "It is sufficiently
away from the public, you cannot see it
unless you are prepared to drive another
four miles off the main Abaco highway,
and it provides for the deep water access
the boats need in order to off load cargo."

Mr. Weech said the plant will be modified
to include environmental management pro-
grammes. A program to account for fuel
would also be implemented.
"You need to make sure that every
ounce or gallon of fuel is properly ac-
counted for in the operation of the plant,"
he said. "There could be spill that is unde-
tected or the fuel could be going to another
part of the plant where it shouldn't be go-
ing so this is very important."
Mr. Weech said residents with concerns
should feel free to contact the BEST Com-
mission and air them.

While the foundations are being poured, another crew is installing a double transmission
line out to the highway to carry the electricity. The road leading to plant will be on the

This foundation is for one of the larger tanks. The entire construction area is lit by
floodlights for workers to continue working into thi night as the cement pours must be
continuous and not interrupted.

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

This steel rebar is being put in place preparatory to concrete being poured. The cement
is coming from Abaco Block and Concrete and Caribbean Constructors, both in Marsh
Harbour. Each truck load of cement is given a slump test. If the quality is not sufficient,
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The Abaconian

October 1 2009

The Editor Says... Power conservation is needed

The extensive presentation by govern-
ment on September 10 is over. This pro-
gram justified the new Bahamas Electricity
Corporation generation plant now under
construction. On entering the New Vision
Ministries building, government and BEC
officials were astounded to see the hall
filled to capacity. Estimates of those seated
and standing range from 700 to perhaps
1,000, the largest gathering seen on Ab-
aco other than political rallies. Cars were
forced to park a quarter mile away.
Although held two or three years late,
BEC officials got good marks for their pre-
sentation. They came equipped with facts
and to their credit admitted past mistakes.
They got the message that Abaco people
are concerned with our environment and
will be holding BEC and government re-
sponsible for the proper operation of the
facility. BEC officials profess to embrace
a new culture and work ethic for the plant.
BEC Chairman Frederik Gottlieb set the
tone with a comprehensive report on the
various challenges the corporation faced
developing the new power plant for Abaco.
He gave reasons for the choices made and
covered the topics well. His information
was reinforced by other speakers expand-
ing on specific elements of the design.
Various members of the audience urged
BEC to venture into alternate sources of
energy, primarily wind or solar. BEC has
a study committee in Nassau looking into
alternate energy. It was pointed out that
present electrical technologies are either
very expensive or experimental on the
scale required by a utility company.
For instance, windmills are feasible but
expensive. However, they need an alter-
nate power supply for calm weather, ef-
fectively requiring an investment in two
separate systems. The same back-up sys-
tem is required for solar which needs an
alternate supply for nights and extended
cloudy weather. Wind and solar technolo-
gies are feasible for single home installa-
tions, particularly in remote locations, but
they are expensive.
We are aware of one house in the area
that has been solar powered exclusively for
20 or more years but without the comfort

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of air conditioning. A colony of foreign-
owned homes not served by BEC has
extensive solar installations, but in every
installation we are aware of, there is a
generator ready to provide backup power.
These systems are not for those with mar-
ginal finances.
There are technologies that government
and BEC could encourage consumers to
use to reduce the reliance on imported fuel.
Many Caribbean islands encourage solar
water heating which is a mature technology
- buy it, connect it and use it. This puts addi-
tional expense on homeowners to purchase
and install the systems. But it reduces the
electrical demands and subsequent fuel con-
sumption of the power company. Although
BEC should be encouraging solar water
heating, it is essentially up to government to
either mandate the use of solar water heaters
or provide incentives such as duty conces-
sions to encourage its use.
Government did make a minor conces-
sion several years ago to encourage the
use of solar electric panels by allowing
them to be imported duty free. We are
not aware that the concession extended to
the controllers, batteries, battery chargers
and inverters which are required parts of
the complete system. These solar systems
work well but are expensive. These are
not plug-and-play. They are not installed
by your neighbourhood plumber. Most of
these residential solar photovoltaic systems
stop short of supplying air conditioning
needs which is not satisfactory for most of
our local consumers.
Another technology available to those
generating electricity by alternate sources
is net metering. This is a process where
surplus electricity generated by the hom-
eowner goes into the electric company's
power lines. This electricity is purchased
by the power company. This is a proven
and mature technology. The problem is
that it is presently illegal in The Baha-
mas to sell electricity to BEC. This could
change, but it will take government legisla-
tive action to make it happen.
All these alternate methods of residential

Friends states its position
Dear Editor:
Friends of the Environment would like
to thank everyone who made the time to
attend BEC's public meeting on Septem-
ber 10th, as well as those who wrote let-
ters, made calls and provided information.
FRIENDS would also like to extend a spe-
cial thank you to the Rt. Hon. Prime Min-
ister Ingraham and the Ministers for taking
the time to hear Abaco's concerns. It was
an impressive turn out and demonstrates
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power generation should be encouraged by
government and BEC as they reduce the
load on the power plant with consequent
reductions for imported fuel. Our legisla-
tors have been slow to embrace these tech-
nologies or to enact measures to encourage
homeowners or businesses to install them.
BEC has been equally delinquent in en-
couraging the public to conserve electric-
ity. Along these lines of missed oppor-
tunities is the reluctance of the Bahamian
public to use available measures and tech-
nology to reduce its electric consumption
and its monthly bill.
The use of solar water heaters and al-
ternate residential power systems should
not be looked at as luxury items for the
wealthy with a high import duty or other
restrictions that penalize their use.
BEC is remiss for not having staff mem-
bers who can provide an electrical audit for
their consumers to show them where elec-
tric consumption can be reduced. After all,
reducing the demand means that the existing
plant may be able to supply all of us without
load shedding exercises we now have. This
would also benefit fuel consumption in the
new plant. Some governments world-wide
have actually given consumers the CFL
bulbs to reduce the electric demands with
subsequent fuel savings.
BEC should be faulted for inaction on
emphasizing electrical conservation. Man-
agement would rather complain about its
inability to produce power and its need for
new equipment rather than helping consum-
ers figure out how to reduce consumption.
Now Abaco's number one environ-
mental organization, Friends of the Envi-
ronment, has a wonderful opportunity to
regain its standing in the community by
embarking on an expanded educational
campaign. After all, its professed mandate
and specialty is environmental education as
opposed to the public's perception of the
group being vocal environmentalists.
Friends should now work to become in-
volved in the monitoring of the new plant
operation, emissions, fuel transfers and
other issues of environmental concern. The

As an education-based group, FRIENDS
believes it is our mandate to provide infor-
mation to the public. FRIENDS requested
this public meeting with BEC be held in
2008. We certainly wish that more public
consultation had been done from the onset.
As an organization we do have concerns
regarding the choice of fuel as well as the
location of this power plant, and the at-
tendance at the public meeting shows that
many members of the public do also.
FRIENDS realizes that Abaco does
need power and the government is moving
ahead with this project. It is our intention
to continue to educate the public about the
dangers associated with bunker C fuel. It
is true that many of these dangers can be
reduced with proper planning, training,
maintenance and responsible monitoring.
FRIENDS hopes to be able to work with
BEC, the Bahamas government and people
of Abaco to make sure that all of these ini-
tiatives are taking place. We encourage the
government and BEC to continue to move
forward from the public meeting in good
faith and provide the information neces-
sary to assure the public that their promises
will be kept.
In addition, FRIENDS would like to as-
sist in moving forward with some of the
other initiatives that were mentioned at the
meeting including
* Starting a reverse metering process, so
homes and business with alternative energy
sources can sell excess energy back to the

plant is scheduled to be operational in six
to eight months so there is time to get with
the proper authorities and become a part
of the monitoring process. This time can
be used to learn about the monitoring pro-
cesses and other operational issues. It was
said that the plant will have an environ-
mental officer and Friends should begin
the process of working with this person.
The organization should marshal its
supporters to lobby government for leg-
islative changes to allow reverse or net
metering for consumers which will en-
courage home and business installations of
alternate power sources.
Friends can lobby and educate the pub-
lic on the use and merits of solar water
heaters. This would require lobbying gov-
ernment for reduced duty.
Installing and using programmable
thermostats for air conditioning is a prov-
en money saver, but a technology that the
public has not widely accepted. These de-
vices reduce air conditioning costs by rais-
ing the room temperature slightly when
the building is empty and restoring the de-
sired temperature later prior to the return
of the occupants.
Compact flourescent lamps, CFL in
short for these curly bulbs, save money
for consumers and save fuel for BEC.
They are available in Marsh Harbour at
attractive prices when bought in packages
of eight or ten.
Success in these areas would reduce
the power demands on the utility system
which translates to reduced environmental
Government has a long way to go to
achieve adequate utility-grade power by
methods acceptable to its consumers. Gov-
ernment needs to be much more willing
and cooperative with keeping us informed.
We must be willing to accept trade-offs in
this process.
We need to be more assertive in ex-
plore alternate energies, to encourage
power conservation and to enact legisla-
tion which allows or encourages consum-
ers to take advantage of new technologies.

* Establishing larger scale alternative en-
ergy in Abaco
* Providing education about ways homes
and businesses can use less energy
* Establishing contact between experts in
the field of alternative energy and the ap-
propriate governmental officials so their
knowledge can be used to benefit The Ba-
These matters are never simple and
clear cut, and there are no easy answers.
But we all want what is best for the fu-
ture of Abaco. FRIENDS looks forward to
working with all interested parties towards
that common goal.
Kristin Williams, Executive Director
Friends of the Environment
Still concerned
about bunker C
Dear Editor:
My letter to the editor in the 14 Septem-
ber edition of the Abaconian was submitted
on 3 September. Since that time, the BEC
Town Meeting was held on 10 September.
Unfortunately, my letter was published af-
ter the fact on 14 September.
The Town Meeting made it clear that the
new BEC power plant is currently under
construction and will not be stopped at this
time due to economic reasons and lack of

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alternative sources of energy. I concede
the need for improvement of our electric-
ity supply for Abaco. I hope that BEC will
monitor and maintain the plant and envi-
ronmental controls as they have assured
the community.
Nonetheless, I continue to have concern
regarding the burning of bunker C fuel at
this site. I would urge all members of our
community to continue to press BEC and
our government to persevere in its efforts
to utilize alternative energy at the earliest
possible opportunity to reduce our reliance
on fossil fuels and its adverse effects on
our health and environment.
Frank Boyce, M.D.
A letter of praise
To Frederik Gottlieb
Chairman Bahamas Electricity Corp.
Dear Fred:
I congratulate you on the presentation
which you gave on Thursday evening re-
lating to the highly controversial issue
relating to the new power station at Buz-
zard Hill.
You presented this in a very thorough
and simplistic manner and at the end of
your presentation I heard many people say-
ing, "You can now close the meeting for
we understand what is being done, and the
things that have been said by those who
oppose this plant are fabricated to stir up
opposition to something which we desper-
ately need."
All of your presenters reinforced your
presentation with facts and figures to sup-
port what you already stated.
On behalf of the people of Abaco I want
to thank you for the job which you are do-
ing on our behalf.
Kindest regards,
John C. (Jack) Albury M.B.E.
Praise for the Chairman
Dear Editor,
I attended the town meeting held Sep-
tember 10th, 2009, regarding the new BEC
plant at Wilson City for Abaco and the
controversy surrounding bunker C. I feel
the environmental issues were blown way
out of proportion.
Perhaps many of you do not know that
Frederik Gottlieb has served this country,
and more so Abaco, in many ways for
many years. I list below the capacities in
which I am aware of his service:
* Member of Parliament for South Abaco
1987 1992
* Chairman of The Bahamas Development
* Chairman of Bahamasair
* Chairman of Water & Sewerage
* Chairman of BEC
I would just like to ask this question?
Do you think a person who has served his
country and Abaco and, indeed, lives here
with his family would want to bring any-
thing so harmful as described by the en-
vironmentalists to our beautiful island. I
Which one of us would have served Ab-
aco the way he has done? I did not believe
for one minute that Mr. Gottlieb, Chair-
man, and his great team had not performed
their proper investigations into this matter.
I would like to encourage more of our
Abaconians to be more informed of what
is going on in your island and country
by reading one of the Bahamian newspa-
pers or watch your Bahamian news and/
or House of Parliament on television. You
would then know what is going on in your
Instead of us complaining, we should
be grateful that we have and continue to
have improvements on Abaco. Sure, we

want a hospital and could use many more
things, but we have to learn to be patient.
We are truly blessed compared to some of
the other islands in The Bahamas.
Once again, I am grateful that Frederik
Gottlieb served Abaco so efficiently. Dur-
ing his tenure of service as Chairman of
Water and Sewerage, the water plant was
upgraded, and now he is going to have
BEC revamped for us.
All in all, I feel the meeting was very
informative, and I am satisfied that Mr.
Gottlieb, Chairman, and his team have
searched every avenue and are doing what
is BEST for Abaco at this era in time.
Thankful and Remembering
Don't spoil your islands
Dear Sir,
I am a tourist of the Bahamas and have
been visiting your pristine country for
some time. The power plant that you have
under construction on Abaco is of great
concern and distress to me.
The project under way is moving quick-
ly and quietly. The technology that is go-
ing to be used burning bunker C has been
proven the world over to be unsuitable for
electric production.
This chain of events has not gone unno-
ticed. There is no question that this will be
exposed as unsuitable for Abaco and The
Bahamas. You must put your people and
your islands first.
I beg you as a neutral outsider, please
protect and preserve these precious island
jewels from the foulness ahead.
Provide your constituents with the prop-
er information as to the benefits and liabili-
ties of this project.
Please halt this project. There are many
superior alternatives that are available to
The future of Abaco lies in your hands.
Appreciates Abaco people
Dear Editor:
My wife and I are fairly recent second
homeowners on Abaco, and we have been
deeply impressed with the residents we
have met all over the area.
Recently our boat battery died in the
Marsh Harbour inlet, and we made a gen-
eral call for assistance. Troy Cornea, who
co-owns Wally's Restaurant with his sis-
ter, responded to our call. Troy was very
understanding of our predicament and
jumped our battery in minutes and refused
to take payment for his time. My wife and
I would like to say publically thank you
to Troy and ask that residents and visitors
visit Wally's Restaurant.
The Corneas are great neighbors, great
people and have great food. They also own
the marina across from the restaurant. We
look forward to meeting other great com-
passionate people of Abaco like this family.
The Coppedge Family
Appeal to the
Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister:
I have known you for almost 30 years. I
met you at the opening of the Treasure Cay
airport almost that long ago. I was particu-
larly pleased with your political career as
Prime Minister and happy to learn that you
were again going to seek the highest office,
as my wife and I closed on our home with
you in Marsh Harbour some years ago. I
have always known you to be a person to
do the right thing.
As a young child, I grew up in Fort
Lauderdale in the 1940s and 1950s. Dur-
ing those peaceful times I particularly re-
member the power plant that was several
miles from our home, a plant similar to the
one that is now being proposed for Abaco.
I remember the sky often being filled with
brown smoke, obscuring the blue yonder

and the beautiful white clouds that would
turn flamingo pink as the sun rose in the
morning. Sometimes when the wind was
still, the smell of the burning oil would
settle in our neighborhood.
In 1960 I traveled to The Bahamas for
the first time by myself on my little boat.
During that crossing and on the trips that
still follow, I always appreciate the clouds,
the wonderful sky and the fresh air. Need-
less to say, The Bahamas instantly became
home and it still is.
Last night I lay awake for some hours,
unable to sleep as I thought about the dis-
turbing email that I received announcing
that an oil-fired power plant was in the
making for Abaco. I pictured Bahamians
losing their sky, its color and its ambience.
I thought of school children smelling the
power plant as I had and experiencing the
brown sky. I thought of the nearby islands
particularly involved in the change. The
hummingbirds would certainly be among
the first to go as the environment changed.
I have every confidence you will do the
right thing. I know you have traveled to
places where heavy oil provides the elec-
tricity. I hope that Abaco will be spared the
loss of the sunsets and the brown mornings
I remember in the small town I grew up in.
May the legacy of the best Prime Minister
I have ever known not include the changes
proposed for Abaco.
Gerald R. (Jerry) Smith
Cheryl Ann Smith
Dundas Town Township
Chairman Speaks Out
ear Editor:
Please permit me to respond to an arti-
cle published in the Abaconian on the 15th
June, 2009. The article was written by Sa-
mantha V. Evans under the heading "Lo-
cal Government at Work Dundas Town
Committee." This article in its totality ad-
dressed the good, the bad and the ugly of
what is being called Local Government in
As the elected chairman of the Dundas
Town Township Committee, I note that my
name appears in the article associated with
the Brown's Bay project located in Dundas
Town. This project was a locally devel-
oped project which stemmed from the need
for my people in Dundas Town to have and
enjoy certain basic rights and amenities,
such as to have a proper beach and park

to enjoy within the Dundas Town District.
Notwithstanding certain portions of your
newspaper's article pertaining to Brown's
Bay Park and Beach, what is absolutely
irrefutable is the fact that my people of
Dundas Town are able to enjoy a beach
within their community at a time when I
serve as the chairman of the Dundas Town
Committee in Local Government, and at a
time when beaches for Bahamians are be-
ing diminished or taken away from us. At
no other time previously could I recall that
any of my predecessors or for that mat-
ter any other Parliamentarian has seen it fit
to provide such a facility to the people of
Dundas Town, which is the most populat-
ed district in the Right Honourable Prime
Minister's constituency.
In writing this letter, my intention is
not to seek any aggrandizement or praise
but merely to point out that when one is
elected by the people, one must be aware
of the importance of service to the people
and on behalf of the people. It is important
to note that if the system set up to serve the
people is going to work, as it was intended
to do, the protocol established within the
law must be adhered to. One such proto-
col is that, as the duly elected chairman of
the Dundas Town committee, I was elected
by the people and my fellow colleagues to
lead the committee. As such, the primary
focus is on me when things are not well in
the community and the same is true when
we have innovated good projects such as
Brown's Bay Park project.
The people of Dundas Town well know
that I, Cay Mills, have been and will con-
tinue to be in front on their behalf whether
the situation is good, bad or ugly. I have
now come to realize that there are some
who only wish to be highlighted when
there is a perception of something good be-
ing done. At all other times, these people
bury their heads in a hole and as a song-
writer puts it, "You can't find Jerry Roker
in Town." The people of Dundas Town
know of what I write here. In recent times I
have come to realize that the Dundas Town
Committee, together with the Island Ad-
ministrator, have suddenly began calling
Town Committee meetings, setting their
own agendas and making various decisions
without my involvement or approval as the
elected chairman of the committee.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian

BEC's Town Meeting is response to popular demand

By Larry Smith
Faced with overwhelming disapproval
from a standing room-only crowd of Aba-
conians upset over the bypassing of local
interests, Bahamas Electricity Corporation
chiefs orchestrating a town meeting last
week admitted to a failure of process and
promised to learn from their mistakes.
"Things could have been handled bet-
ter," BEC general manager Kevin Basden
told his critics, referring to construction
of a 48-megawatt oil-fired power plant on
Abaco that proceeded without any local
consultation, "and lessons will be learnt
from this."
The town meeting was hastily called to
address a groundswell of concern about the
environmental and other implications of
the plant, whose foundations have already
been laid on a 25-acre site near Wilson
City, about 14 miles south of Marsh Har-
bour. But in many respects the effort came
years too late.
As BEC chairman Frederik Gottlieb
confirmed at the meeting, the Christie ad-
ministration decided to build the $105 mil-
lion power plant back in 2005, after years
of dithering. And the construction con-
tracts were signed by the Ingraham govern-
ment in December 2007. But neither gov-
ernment has involved the people of Abaco
at any stage of the planning process.
"The existing plant is 30 years old,"
Mr. Gottlieb explained. "It has an installed
capacity of 27 mw and peak demand is 24
mw, so the loss of a single engine causes
serious load shedding. The present site is
too close to residential areas and there is
no room for expansion, but Abaco's ener-
gy demand is growing by five percent per
annum. I met the letter of intent for the
new plant signed by my predecessor, and

we went ahead with it."
From all accounts, the audience that filled
New Vision Ministries to overflowing on
September 10 was a reasonable cross section
of Abaco communities including black and
white Bahamians as well as second homers
from a number of settlements.
Many said it was the largest public
meeting ever seen on Abaco outside of an
election campaign. And whether or not the
participants shared strong feelings about
the environmental implications of the new
plant, there was little doubt as to their
anger over the lack of meaningful public
consultation on this massive infrastructure
In fact, Freeport lawyer Fred Smith,
who has taken judicial review of the Bak-
er's Bay development on Guana Cay all the
way to the Privy Council in London, told
the meeting he had been hired by a group
of local and foreign property owners and
would seek to halt the power plant project
until due process had been achieved. He
defined "due process" as an opportunity
for all interested parties to provide input.
"This is the biggest capital expenditure
in Abaco's history and there has been no
meaningful public consultation," Mr.
Smith told me after the meeting. "I will
be writing to the relevant central and local
government agencies for evidence that all
approvals and permits have been properly
obtained. I don't expect any answers, and
they will probably continue to do what they
are doing, but the project will then be sub-
ject to judicial review."
During the meeting Mr. Smith suggest-
ed that the project could be proceeding ille-
gally. "We continue to disrespect the local
government institutions that the FNM itself
put in place. We don't know if all statu-

tory permits for this power plant have been
granted. But it is incumbent on government
to ensure that due process is respected -
that is the essence of democracy."
Those "relevant agencies" include the
BEST Commission, the Department of
Environmental Health Services, the Town
Planning Department, local government
councils, the Ministry of Works and the
Cabinet Office. But Mr. Smith's threat
led BEC to pre-empt him by halting its
own project temporarily. The Ministry
of Works confirmed on Monday that the
project was on hold while BEC applied for
construction permits.
In response to this, one well placed po-
litical source remarked, "Yes, BEC should
follow the rules. But how many other
government construction projects from
schools to roads do you know that get
permits?" Well, I can't speak for all such
projects, but I know of at least one that
does have the necessary approvals the
Nassau airport redevelopment. The point
is how can BEC spend $100 million of
borrowed money without going through
the required legal processes?
After years of virtual silence on its plans
for Abaco, BEC and government officials
pulled out all the stops for the meeting last
week. Representatives from MAN Diesel
Canada (which has the overall contract for
the plant), KES Environmental Services
(which did the environmental impact as-
sessment) and the BEST Commission all
gave presentations.
Nassau lawyer and Bahamas National
Trust council member Pericles Maillis also
spoke in support of the project, making it
clear he was there in a personal capacity.
He had been wrongly identified as a BNT
spokesman on the official programme for
the meeting.
BEC chairman Frederik Gottlieb ac-
knowledged rather testily that the meeting
was held in response to a "surprising, sud-
den opposition" to the power plant gen-

rated by misleading propaganda, princi-
pally a video published on You Tube. But
as Abaconian newspaper publisher Dave
Ralph pointed out, this was "the first pub-
lic disclosure of any consequence by BEC
or the government" on this massive project
for the island. So what do you expect to
And the lack of disclosure is despite the
fact that the decision was made four years
ago, that contracts were signed almost two
years ago, that financing was approved by
Parliament in the summer, that construc-
tion is already well underway, that the
chairman of BEC is a leading Marsh Har-
bour citizen and that the Prime Minister
himself represents an Abaco constituency.
In fact, Hubert Ingraham slipped into
the meeting unannounced wearing a base-
ball hat, and two senior opposition MPs,
Fred Mitchell and Obie Wilchcombe, also
attended as observers. One wag noted the
presence of "the next leader of the PLP"
to much laughter, but it was unclear which
one of those gentlemen he was referring to.
Until Tough Call, my column in the Nas-
sau Tribune, reported on the power plant
EIA in this space a couple of weeks ago,
there was no substantive information on
this project anywhere in the public domain.
And for some strange reason, BEC officials
were unwilling to answer basic questions
for my report, which pointed out their atro-
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Many of those questions were answered at
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For example, the plant's state-of-the-art
generators will burn heavy fuel oil so effi-
ciently that cancer-causing particulates will
be minimised and more power will be pro-
duced per unit of fuel. Also, the fuel used
will contain less than two percent sulphur,
producing emissions that are well within
World Bank guidelines. And heavy fuel
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The Bahamas and Caribbean as well as in
the US and Europe.
Rising cost estimates for the plant over
the years were attributed to depreciation of
the US dollar and additional costs for the
fuel terminal, pipeline and transmission
lines. The plant should be operational by
next spring, but it is unclear when the new
transmission lines will be ready or what
other work needs to be done to decommis-
sion the existing power plant and upgrade
the local grid, which residents say is in
poor repair.
The town meeting featured the usual
slew of cranks who took up most of the
question and answer time with lengthy
non-sequiturs and personal advertisements.
These inconsiderate bores can be found at
every public meeting in The Bahamas,
wasting time and spouting nonsense. They
especially love to talk about themselves,
and they are a boon to officials because
they divert so much time and attention
from the real issues.
Cay Mills, a local taxi driver, said he
was glad to see that Abaconians were fi-
nally getting some payback from central
government for their taxes but noted that
"we should have a say in whatever is
brought into our district. The cart is before
the horse with this town meeting. Abaco
people read, are intelligent and want to be
part of their own future. We want democ-
racy, not an elected dictatorship."
It was a sentiment that seemed to be
shared by many in the audience and was
aptly illustrated by Dave Ralph in a recent
editorial. He quoted the Prime Minister's
comments about someone using the wrong
colour to paint the House of Assembly.

"You shouldn't allow strangers to come in
your place and determine the decor. I don't
condemn initiative, but uninformed initia-
tive is not to be tolerated."
Well, many folks on Abaco feel the same
way about the power plant issue. Accord-
ing to Ralph, "Government and BEC have
been negligent about informing Abaco on
this project and in requesting local input."
Equally negligent is the fact that there
was no public consultation in the EIA pro-
cess. The power plant assessment, con-
tracted to an unknown Florida firm with
no website, was completed last October but
is still under review by the BEST Com-
mission. The EIA for the fuel terminal and
pipeline has only just been completed. And
no environmental management plan for the
plant has been produced, yet construction
is well underway.
Pericles Maillis likened these concerns
to a storm in a teacup. "I was president of
the BNT when the Clifton power plant was
being expanded, and we don't have acid
rain in Nassau. These controversies can
only hurt the environmental movement.
This plant is not a surprise, it's been years
in the making and was no secret."
But who knows what conditions are at
Clifton, or at other BEC plants around the
country, when there is no public disclo-
sure, and we have only the corporation's
self-serving statements to rely on?
According to Philip Weech of the BEST
Commission, the Wilson City EIA is now
under active review with other government
agencies, which will determine what needs
to be done with the environmental manage-
ment plan. "Oil tankers in The Bahamas
have an enviable safety record," he said.
"and there will be no impacts on freshwa-
ter resources. Wetlands will be impacted

along the pipeline corridor, but we feel that
can be safely managed."
Meanwhile, BNT officials told me after
the meeting that they would be seeking full
involvement in the development of the en-
vironmental management plan for the Wil-
son City plant and any monitoring initia-
tives that will be put in place. And Abaco's
home-grown green activists, Friends of the
Environment, said they also want to be in-
volved going forward.
"The number of people that attended
the public meeting shows not only that the
people of Abaco are concerned about what
happens in their community, but that they
want to be involved in the decisions that
affect them," Friends' Executive Director
Kristin Williams told me. "We hope that
the government and BEC move forward
in good faith and provide the informa-
tion necessary to assure the public that the
promises they made are being kept."
This is not the place for a technical dis-
cussion of the merits of using heavy oil as
opposed to diesel in a power plant. Suffice
it to say that, although different spokes-
men cited varying figures at the meeting,
using diesel fuel would add millions to the
annual operating costs, and it is not clear
if the environmental benefits would justify
that. However, it is clear that heavy fuel
oil plants require more maintenance than
other types of plants and again, BEC's
track record is not very inspiring.
However, the issue of conventional ver-
sus renewable energy, on Abaco in partic-
ular, has not been sufficiently explored in
my view. Although BEC is being dragged
kicking and screaming (by Earl Deveaux,
Frederik Gottlieb and others) towards a re-
newable energy future, a national energy
policy that would promote these initiatives

is nowhere near being implemented.
A consultative committee chaired by
Philip Weech was formed after the election
to build on earlier efforts by the Christie
administration. A draft report was com-
pleted last November but has only just been
posted to the BEST Commission's website
(almost a year later) for public comment.
And a Nassau Chamber of Commerce
meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow
September 17 to discuss this with Utilities
Minister Phenton Neymour.
Consultants funded by the Inter-Amer-
ican Development Bank have just been
hired to evaluate the economic disaster that
BEC is now known to be, and to revamp
our existing energy regulatory regime. But
at this rate, we will all be dead before any
effective energy policy or fossil fuel reduc-
tions can be implemented.
There is no doubt that conventional en-
ergy must continue to play a big role in
power generation in the Bahamas. But as
Leazona Richard put it at the town meet-
ing, "We should take a stand for renewable
energy, which could brand our island and
would attract so much attention worldwide
and set a legacy of green change. This gov-
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Western Air now offers
flights to Marsh Harbour
By Samantha V. Evans
August 10th was the day that Western
Air made its premier flight into Marsh
Harbour. Regional Manager Tonell Dames
was on Abaco to ensure that the local
agents were well trained and equipped to
greet their first passengers. Western Air is
owned by Androsians Rex and Shandrice
Rolle, who have had a successful business
for the past eight years. According to Mrs.
Rolle, vice president of the company, it has
wanted to start flights to Abaco for a while
now but waited until it got its new Saab
planes in so that its can cater to the Abaco
community in style.
The airline is excited to finally be able
to offer three daily flights to Abaco. The
planes that the company uses are a 33-seat
Saab and a 19-seat Metro 3. The flights
from Marsh Harbour leave at 7:30 a.m., 1
p.m. and 6 p.m. The flights leave Nassau
at 6:30 a.m., 12 noon, and 5 p.m. Accord-
ing to Ms. Dames, they are the only airline
that offers a mid-day flight into Abaco. She
believes that this flight will meet the needs
of many persons who wish to travel during
the early afternoon hours.
Western Air now has an introductory
airfare of $140 excluding closing fees.
Those persons who become frequent flyers
have the opportunity to fly free for their
11th flight with them. Even though there
are two other carriers who fly to Abaco,
Ms. Dames stated that the company loves
competition but more importantly, it offer
service second to none.
Western Air is the largest private car-
rier in The Bahamas having five Saab
33-seaters, seven Metros 3 19-seat planes,

one King Air executive plane that seats
nine persons and two Beach 1900 planes
that also seat 19 persons for a total of 15
planes. The phone contact at the Marsh
Harbour airport is 367-3722.
Black Opal Tour
comes to Abaco
By Samantha V. Evans
Two sales and marketing representatives
from Black Opal Skin Care and Cosmetics
Line, Santina Smith and Marie Alcee, were
on Abaco September 5th for the Black Opal
Tour that started on Abaco. This cosmetic
and skin care line was designed by a fe-
male dermatologist who is herself a woman
of color. It was created with the general
make up, life style, eating habits and body
chemistry of women of color in mind.
Promotions were done on Nassau and
Freeport earlier but September was set
aside as the month for the Black Opal
Family Island tours. The inspiration for
the tours was that clients continued to ask
a great deal of questions about the products
and how to use them properly. Hence, this
tour was born and taken on the road to of-
fer free consultation, make-up application,
makeovers, and beauty tips.
The promotions were held at Inspira-
tions Beauty Depot on Forest Drive. Ms.
Smith stated that the response of the public
has been great, and she can attest to the fact
that the product line is very good. Black
Opal has a skin care line that clients can
use to take care of the skin with or without
make up use. Even though this is the first
Black Opal tour, the needs of clients will
dictate how often or if another such tour is
needed. Refreshments and live music was
provided during the promotional hours.

Cycles Unlimited
opens on Abaco
By Samantha V. Evans
Cycles Unlimited, in business for over
30 years in Nassau, is opening on Abaco.
The store opened on Queen Elizabeth Drive
next to Home Fabrics on September 3rd.
The store with the motto "The most com-
prehensive cycle shop in the Bahamas,"
specializes in the sale of all bikes from the
high end to regular cruiser bikes. It offers
a full service center to handle all repairs.
It has a wide selection of bike accessories
as well as scooter parts, tires, tubes and
rims. The store carries a good selection of
cycling gear from jackets to riding shorts
and jerseys.
According to Kimberley Weech, office
manager of the Nassau store, the owner,
Maria Campbell, has been coming to Aba-
co and continues to see a lot of dilapidated
bikes. Her initial inten-
tion was to open a re-
pair shop but the entire
store came to be on
the island. Ms. Weech
came to train the staff
who will be working at
this store.
Local manager,
Julie Farquharson,
is excited to be here
as she notes that this
community is growing i'ooi,
and so is the need for t, l ,.,-
bikes for people from Two sales repre
the very young to the Cosmetics promo
old. She hopes to one They did make-o

day soon start a cycling club for locals.
The store has professional cycler, three
wheelers, stationery bikes, and trailers for
bikes, tricycles, seven speed bikes, scoot-
ers, skate boards, skate ramps and baby
bike seats. Bikes range in price from $55
to $3500. The more expensive bikes are
the racer bikes.
The store is open Monday to Saturday
from 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. The phone
contact is 367-2453.
Abaco Photos Opens
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco Photos is the newest photography
studio on Abaco, having opened on July
6. It is located in the Memorial Shopping
Plaza in Marsh Harbour and is owned by
Beulah Wong, who does all of the pho-
tography. Beulah will go to the location
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of her clients' choice for family portraits
and glamour shots or they can be done in
her studio at the back of her shop. She
travels all over Abaco to photograph wed-
dings and has wedding package brochures
available in her store. Beulah handles
christenings and any of other noteworthy
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-
day to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday
and by appointment on Sunday. During

the Christmas season and other special oc-
casions such as Mother's Day and Valen-
tines, hours will be extended.
Beulah began her photographic career at
the Snap Shop where she was employed for
several years before starting her own wed-
ding photography business in 2006.
The store has a selection of locally hand-
made frames featuring shells and beach
wood for sale as well as local artwork.
Contacts are telephone 242-367-0707 or
abacophotos@yahoo.com. Her website is

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Calvin Briggs. left, taught at two schools in Central Abaco 30 years ago and returned
Si'c cilyv for the first time. He was shocked at the many changes that have taken place
during those years. He is shown here with his wife who also taught and their daughter
who attended the Dundas Town Primary School. They are with Principal Eunice Mills
of Central Abaco Primary School, second from left, and Cay Mills, one of Mr. Briggs'

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School as a teacher in 1970 and, after
teaching there for six months, was trans-
ferred to Dundas Town Primary School.
After one year there, he became principal.
He stated that sometime later the Spring
City School became a high school. He re-
called teaching Cay Mills and others and
stated that when he exited the plane at the
Marsh Harbour airport, Cay Mills was the
first person he saw.
Mr. Briggs stated that Abaco is a com-
pletely different place from when he was
here. He spoke of its remarkable trans-
formation and development. He spoke in
a reminiscent voice as he recalled what
was on various sites during his three years
spent teaching on the island. After leaving
Abaco, he returned to Barbados where he
taught and later became a principal.
He was accompanied by his wife Lorna
Briggs, who was a teacher here as well,
and his daughter Debbie Briggs, who com-
pleted grade one at Dundas Town Primary.
Thanks to Cay, he has seen the new Abaco
including Central Abaco Primary School
where he spoke with principal Eunice
Mills, who lived across the street from the
Dundas Town Primary School. Mr. Briggs
and his family are on vacation and decided
to come to Abaco for a few days. Even
though he has visited Nassau previously,
he promises to make Abaco a more regular
stop as he enjoys his reti rement.

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By Julian Lockhart
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham halt-
ed all construction at the Wilson City
Power Plant after the September 10th
Town Hall Meeting in Marsh Harbour
where hundreds of concerned Abaconians
turned out in full force to hear what the
government and their experts had to say
about the new plant.
However, the stoppage in construction
had nothing to do with the concerns of the
people, but with the questions levied by
lawyer Fred Smith when he asked if the
Bahamas Electrical Cooperation had all
of its proper documents and paper work
from the necessary agencies to start and
continue with construction.
After the meeting Prime Minister In-
graham found out that BEC had not dot-
ted all its I's and crossed all its T's as
they still needed permits from Ministry of
Works and the Port Authority in Sandy
Point for permission to be building the
power plant.
So Abaco will have to wait a little
longer the proposed completion of the
Wilson City Power Plant was February
of 2010 to move off the current genera-
tors and be powered by the more reliable
and consistent generators run on Bunker
C fuel.
The entire controversy leading up to
the meeting was the concern of the dam-
age Bunker C fuel does to the environ-
ment as there were a number of emails,
mass letters and even a six-minute You-
Tube video depicting the dangers of the

crude oil extract. However, it was the
oversight of the government and BEC
that halted their production and not the
concern of the people.
It is not surprising that a government
agency tried to circumvent the law that
is enforced by the Bahamian government
and thus put a halt on the building of a
much needed boost in electrical technol-
ogy on Abaco.
No private individual would have been
able to start building a house or business
without the proper permits from the nec-
essary government agencies, but some-
how BEC was able to get around this pro-
cess. That was until Fred Smith brought
to light that maybe they didn't have all the
proper documentation and permits needed
to start the building process, much less
There are some major downfalls and
detractors to Bunker C fuel, but BEC
has been burning it in New Providence
and Grand Bahama for years; and despite
some of negativity, there is no acid rain
or major health issue on those two islands.
There is a chance of an oil spill with tank-
ers maneuvering in and out around the
reefs as they bring in the Bunker C fuel,
but the spillage of this fuel is less damag-
ing on the environment than diesel.
For all those detractors to the use of
this crude oil extract, they have still not
come up with another viable solution as to
what BEC should do to provide electricity
for not only the current population, but
future habitants of Abaco.

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy NeweI
James Molr Broker


Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
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.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 -21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
BeachfrontLot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.

ResidentialLot 10, Block3 # 1463 10,000 s/f parcel
with nearby beach access to sandy Casuarina Beach. All
utilities available. Pricedto sell quickly. $39,900.

Invitation to compete in

Open Water Swim Meet

Work on the power

plant has been halted

By Navardo Saunders
The Abaco Swim Club is inviting the
entire community to take part in its 5k
Open Water Swim. The annual event,
which has been sanctioned by the Bahamas
Swimming Federation, is set for October 3
at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour and
is open to people of all ages. Registration
begins at 8:30 a.m. with the start time at
9:30 a.m.
"Last year we had about 40 partici-
pants," said Malinda Williams of the Aba-
co Tourist Office, which is sponsoring the
event along with Esso, Pinder's Plumbing
Company and Abaco Groceries. "It was a
mix of local participants, participants from
elsewhere in the country and participants
from abroad. This year we're hoping to
have more participants. We're inviting
everyone, young, middle aged and not so
young to participate."
The swim consists of two categories -
individual and relay. There are various age

P Wnd


Call 242-475-3632 Treasure Cay
Installed by Drexco Enterprises Drexel Bootle, owner

Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beach front home on private
1.20 acre parcel.1,800 s/f under roof, plus 900 s/f
decks/patios. 100' sandy & iron rock shoreline. New
windows & central A/C, Panoramic sea views.
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced
dock. Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.

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# 1374- 18,600 s/fwaterfront parcel, 108' deep water
frontage, plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f
home under construction. Price will increase as
construction progresses. All utilities available, privacy
entrance wall & fence. Great sea views. $322,000.
Residential Parcels
#823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' f-ontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lotwith 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602- 15,334 s/fcanal corner lot w/197' seawall.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. S238,950.

# 704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weather
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.

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

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

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groups including 12 and under, 13 to 17,
18 to 35 and 36 and over. Individual par-
ticipants will be required to pay an entry
fee of $20. Relay teams, which will consist
of three persons, are required to pay an en-
try fee of $45.
The 5K tringular race will end where
it started at Crossing Beach. Emergency
Medical Services personnel will be on
hand in case they are needed, according to
Ms. Williams. "We will also have police
and other emergency personnel present,"
she said. "There will be food on sale and
so we're inviting the public to come out
and participate either as a participant or
spectator. It's going to be very exciting."
Persons interested in taking part or want-
ing to collect an entry form can contact
Ms. Williams at the Abaco Tourist Office
at 367-3067, Sara Knowles at 366-0024 or
Brenda Sawyer at 367-2951 or email: aba-

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James Moir Broker

"Camelot" # 1234- Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/funder roofon 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
Ocean Blvd Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and I bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/funder roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"ArgyllHouse "# 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional residential lots.
REDUCED TO $3,995,00.
"Another World"# 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beachfi-ont home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Satulpiper"# 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.
"Tranquility" # 1307 -4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/funder 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
3,500s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
" Windward Palms "# 1454- Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/fpatios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Flip Iun" Windward Beach # 100k- 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air beach horn gftarage on 2 lots
totaling 28,252 s/f. igV10refurbished, tastefully
furnished. 180' Vb"beachfront. $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 House" Rock Point # 1380 -2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/funder roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"ToadHall"# 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on2 adj joining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Privatebeach 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
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahanma 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, nmnerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929-4 bed,4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal.
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.

Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370-3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views fi'om most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.

Royal Poinciana#2511 -# 1483 Deluxe2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellentrental income
potential. $625,000.
RoyalPalm 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, community 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.
Atlanti #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.
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, Nearbeach. $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,
Royal Palm # 2304 -#1472- 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished waterfront condo with private boat slip,
Overlooks marina basin, $403,000.
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, 1 bath,2 level, poolside condo $295,000.
#985- 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in2000 REDUCED TO S271,500.
#928-2 bcd, I bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 -2 bed. 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#455- I bed, 1 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 lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach
lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' ofbeach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f with
approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beacdfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (.20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460' depth. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000,

Bahamas Real Estate

Ocean BlvtL 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 of Abaco 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 12,750 /i chfront parcel with
85' offrontage on Sea ofbl- W utilities available,
great building sl0p0' $599,950.
BrigantineBay # 1200 13,664 s/f canalfront parcel with
106' ofbulkheaded 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 ofAbaco, 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/fwith 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 &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay# 1208 Large 20,20 s/f canal parcel with
sea wall & 90'+deep water dolphin pilings. All
utilities available_~ia(s6 building lot, spectacular
water viewitlfig Galleon Bay. $299,950.
Windward Beach Drive Sea Vie j rcel # 1353 -
Excellent 11,090 s/f resid.e~p~j el. Level building
envelope, all util l0ae le. Short walk to both
Windward Beag'& Treasure Cay Beach. $120,000.
St.Andrews Estates, GolfCourse Lot- # 1341- 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' ofgolf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $58,500.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 25
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
"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. I 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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Obituaries of Family and Friends

Maggie Dell Rolle, 61, of Cooper's Town
died at her residence on September 10.
She is survived by husband Ronald
Rolle; daughters Melba and Anna Rolle
and Deadrie Cooper; sons Wendell Rolle
and Peter McIntosh; sisters Naomi and.
Ruth McIntosh; brother Herbert Newbold
and many other relatives and friends.
The memorial service for Edwin Swin-
del Smith, 64, formerly of Grand Cay,
was held on September 12 in Nassau.
He is survived by his sons Jason and
Stephen Smith; daughters Oneeka Imana,
Juanita, Lenora and Melba Smith; son-
in-law Emanuel Imana; grandchildren
Jai and Jean Smith, Jade Amber, Julie
and Emanuel Imam; sisters Melba Light-
bourn, Nell Smith and Harriet Cooper;
brothers Charles Smith and Alfred Smith
Jr.; sister-in-law Claire Smith; nieces and
nephews; and many other relatives and
A Roman Catholic Rite of Christian
Burial Service for Linda Ann Cove was
held at the
grave side in
She was
the daugh-
ter of Capt.
T. Lloyd
Albury and
Annie Mae
Albury Kit- Linda Ann Cove

toe of Guana Cay. She attended school
in Nassau and later worked in the dental
office of Dr. Norman Cove. She worked
alongside Norman until her illness.
She is survived by her husband Dr. Nor-
man Cove; daughter Amanda Sheratt; son
Andrew Cove; son-in-law Michael Sheratt;
stepchildren Stuart Cove, Sara Kehoe, Su-
san Griffin, Sandra Cove and Sean Cove;
brothers Don Albury (deceased), Tyrone
Albury, Carson Albury and Andre Albury;
sisters Alice Albury, Theresa Albury and
Donna Albury; and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Kenneth James
"Jimmy" "Ba Rocks" Lockhart, 65, for-
merly of Dundas Town was held on Sep-
tember 19th in Nassau. Interment was also
in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Erneline;
children Henza Dawkins, Stephanie and
Hubert Campbell, Donna Burrows, Troy
Mills, Constance and Patrick Bethel, Kayla
and Vernessa Lockhart, Areth and Duane
Mackey Sr., Indira Edwards and Tamara
Johnson; grandchildren Patrick, Tuwari,
Shikera, Chase, Jessica, Omar, Jamie,
Troy Jr., Chenara, Jade, Naason, Gabri-
ella, Alana, Jubert, Sinclair, Drake, Chan-
dra, Duane Jr., Sarah, Shehannah; great-
grandchildren Donnaaja and Shavantae;
his children's mother Elvert Mills; siblings
and spouses Edmund and Sylvia Moxey,
Hiram and Dorothy, Osborne and Maxine

Lockhart, Elgin and Mae Bridgewater, Eli-
za and Carolyn Wallace, Persis Lockhart,
Maureen and Emile Lesbott, Joan and Der-
ek Culmer, Desmond Edwards, Kathleen
(Ethlyn) and Hayward Dorsette, Miriam
Seymour, Eulean and Nathaniel Green,
Henry and Gertrude Seymour; nieces and
nephews Pastor Mario Moxey, Sharon
Babbs, Deborah Rolle, Marva Moxey,
Marlon and Hope Johnson, Vandera, De-
nise, Clarington, Herbert, Dale, Christo-
pher and Egbert Wallace, Wendy Eneas,
Cindy Concepcion, Kelly Banks, Mitchel,
Myron and Jason Lockhart, Keisha Tay-
lor, Marquin Edwards, Thelicia, DeeDee
and Samera Rolle, Melissa, Richard and
Alexander Lesbott, Carolyn Calmer, Oph-
elia Andrews, Shalon and Jahmal Lock-
hart, Sandra, Vernita, Richard and Elvin
Bridgewater, Clifford and Cheryl, Dave,
Grace, Pedro Seymour, Jacqueline John-
son, Mitzi Robinson, Sheniquia Dames,
Keith, Thelma, Paige, Anthony Smith,
Matilda McPhee, Shantel Charles, Ethe-
lyn, Christine, Agnes, Carla. Shantel and
Christina Seymour, Hayward Dorsett Jr,
Juliette Lloyd, Hayward and Cedric John-
son, Delano and Nathaniel Green, Jr., Co-
lin and Shikera Johnson, Tommy Robinson
Jr., Henry Outten, Gordon Fowler; grand
nieces and nephews; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service for Gordon Dean,
Sr., 47, of Dundas Town was held on

September 18 in Nassau. Pastor Silbert
Mills, Rev. Christopher Dean and Rev.
Lynden Dean, Sr. officiated. He is sur-
vived by his wife Theresa Huyler-Dean;
children Gordon Jr., Jigeria Dean and
Raquel Knowles; grandchildren Alfrianna
and Raquan Knowles; parents Joseph Dean
Sr. and Alice Morley; stepmother Enamae
Dean; brothers Rev. Kenneth Knowles,
Rev. Christopher Dean, Rev. Lynden F.
Dean. Sr., Joseph Jr., Selwyn Sr., Marvin
and Garnet Dean, Absalom, Albert, Min.
Freddie Archer and Richard Morley Sr.;
sisters Eleanor Heild and Charmaine Wells;
nephews Kareem, Corderro, Richard Jr.,
Rodney Jr., Carl Stuart, Tony Scriven,
Pastor Henry Seymour, Lynden Jr., Sel-
wyn Jr., Shivago and Breyian Dean; niec-
es Nancy, Chervain, Lachrisser, Trudy,
Christy, Abria, Sophia, Shenique, Christy,
Lynisha Lynell, Marira, Breyante and Ai-
sha; uncles Rev. Copeland Morley and
Wilfred Edgecoinbe; aunts Prescola Edge-
combe, Castella Darling, Agnes Ferguson,
Evamae Ingraham and Helen Knowles;
son-in-law Alfred Knowles; father-in-law
Livingston Huyler Sr.; brothers-in-law
Rodney Wells Sr., Livngston Jr., Gar-
net, Austin, Hartman and Patrick Huyler;
sisters-in-law Nathalie Knowles, Shane
Archer, Jackie Morley, Christine, Diane,
Bernadette, Shanihska, Sandra Dean and
Murline Huyler.
The funeral service Desere Dore Saun-
der Gibson, 34, of Murphy Town was
held on September 19 at Kingdom Hall of
Jehovah's Witnesses in Marsh Harbour.
Bro. Calvin Thompson officiated assisted
by Bro. Todd Drakes. Interment followed
in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
She is survived by her husband David
Gibson; father Jacob Saunders; stepdaugh-
ter Cindy Gibson; brothers Jason, Rocky
Kyshawn, Anthony Saunders and Preston
Latique; sisters Carolyn, Crystal, Debo-
rah, Paula Saunders and Friendly Cart-
wright; grandmother Rosena Stubbs; neph-
ew Tyrell Latique; niece Odesa Saunders;
aunts Viola Woods, Kathleen Johnson and
Cheryl Stubbs; uncles Leroy Woods, Al-
exander Saunders, Rudolph, Dwight and
Eddison Stubbs; mother-in-law Carol Gib-
son; sister-in-law Nicole Latique; brother-
in-law Anthony Cartwright; cousins Elkin,
Kathleen Smith, Norma, Stephanie, There-
sa, Rose, Ethlyn, Terry, Tamara, Jessica,
Cyril, Rustin, Sydney, Michael, Shyan,
Stanford, Raymond, Bradley, Larry, Bri-
an, Eleanor, Ernestine, Lavette, Terrell
and Ashley; and many other relatives and

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An Apology

At the recent town meeting in Marsh Harbour to hear from vari-
ous Bahamas Electricity Corporation officials relative to the new power
plant at Buzzard Hill, I made some comments which were way out of
line. I did not mean to offend my friends from other islands of The Ba-
hamas or our second homeowners who are an important part of our

For the past several weeks I have been targeted with telephone calls
and e-mails with misinformation regarding the new power plant. I be-
lieve this was purposely done since they knew how I felt.

On several occasions I had asked people who inquired of me to at-
tend the meeting with an open mind, hear what was said and then
decide for themselves what is true or what is false.

After Mr. Gottlieb made his presentation, many in the area where
I was seated stated that as far as they were concerned the meeting
could be closed because they believed him. The facts and figures from
the rest of the speakers only reinforced what had already been said.
Mr. Pericles Maillis, a self-proclaimed conservationist who lives next
to Clifton Pier Power Station, took a lot of wind out of the sails of the
doomsayers with his presentation.

In stating that I received an M.B.E. from her majesty for business and
community service was to let those who did not know who I am be
aware of the recognition for my contribution to my island home. As to
being a M.C.M. of the Free National Movement, maybe I was doing a
little of my horn blowing. My comments in no way were meant to re-
flect that of the party or any of its officers.

I have always done my utmost to promote Abaco and am deeply
grateful for the wonderful second homeowners we have among us.

Comments I made have probably disappointed you. For this I offer
my sincerest apologies and when I see you in person, I will convey
them again.

Jack Albury

October 1 ,2009

Immigration apprehends more illegal immigrants

By Canishka Alexander
A routine patrol carried out on Septem-
ber 15 allowed officers at the Department
of Immigration to collect a number of per-
sons on Abaco who were not here legally.
According to Supt. Hubert Ferguson,
10 persons were arrested when his office

checked their status in the country. He was
quick to point out that there was no raid
carried out that day as was reported; he
added that the latest raid was the one car-
ried out in July when 305 illegal Haitian
immigrants were caught as part of a joint
effort among his department, the Defence

Force and Police officers.
Supt. Ferguson said the detainees could
not produce evidence of being in The Ba-
hamas lawfully, and some even admitted
that they did not have documents. He said
when illegal immigrants are processed at
the Department of Immigration, they un-
dergo a screening process that determines
if they have legal status.
If it is confirmed that they have no docu-
ments indicating that they are here legally

and therefore do not have a right to be
here, they are sent to the Detention Cen-
ter in Nassau. In Nassau they are subject
to a secondary screening, which also de-
termines whether or not they are legal. If
documents are found, they are released.
Although the department has caught
those of other nationalities, he said all of
the people arrested here were of Haitian

By Canishka Alexander
Adie Telme was one of several people
standing outside the Marsh Harbour Port
Administration building on September 15,
a few hours after officers from the Depart-
ment of Immigration went on a routine pa-
trol and arrested 10 Haitian nationals who
were here illegally.
While he has no objections to illegal
immigrants being caught, he sympathizes
with those like himself who have tried do-
ing things the right way and still cannot
making any progress.
Mr. Telme, who was born in The Ba-
hamas, is very displeased with the Depart-
ment of Immigration because he applied
for his citizenship since 1996 and still does
not have it. He then applied for his per-
manent residence and was fortunate. He
was told to reapply for citizenship, which
is also referred to as reconsideration of
naturalization and that within five years
he would receive his citizenship. That was
since May 10, 2004, and Telme said noth-
ing has happened. He explained that with-
out his Bahamian citizenship, he cannot get
his Bahamian passport nor can he purchase
a home with a mortgage or assist his chil-
dren with their status.

"I believe if I had gone through the back
door, I would have gotten it long time; but
I am trying to do things the right way," he
said. Mr. Telme said the situation becomes
even worse when he travels to Haiti with a
Haitian passport and says he is Bahamian.
"I haven't returned to Haiti since 2006.
They said, 'Oh, you were born in The Ba-
hamas, and you want to come to Haiti with
a Haitian passport.' I was scared; I thought
they were going to fight me. I haven't been
back to Haiti since," he said. "Imagine a
big man like me getting gray hair in my
beard, and I still don't have my Bahamian
He has sisters who were also born in
The Bahamas, but chose to remain in Haiti
because of the challenges he has faced. He
said things are not so bad in Haiti once you
have something to do.
However, a woman who waited on the
outside of the Port Administration building
disagreed. She said many of the companies
have closed in Haiti, causing unemploy-
ment to soar. Mr. Tilme said the economic
crisis is affecting everyone, adding that the
great need for the American dollar has ad-
versely impacted the country as well.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Bernadette Hall, Assistant Manager of
the Abaco Tourist Office, gave an infor-
mative outline of the Keep Abaco Beau-
tiful program at its second annual awards
ceremonies held on September 11 at New
Vision Ministries.
A very important person and one of
Cherokee's most visible workers, Peggy
Albury, was nominated for the Volunteer
Leadership Award. Eight people from
the different districts around Abaco were
in competition for this award and we feel
honoured to have a person from Cherokee
chosen to receive this recognition. We all

know that whenever there is a function in
Cherokee, Peggy is always there, whether
it is for her church, our school or for the
community; and we want to add our thanks
her for her many years of unselfish ser-
To finish off the program, Cherokee
Sound Primary School gave some very in-
teresting statistics on the environment which
turned out to be informative as well as en-
tertaining. There is nothing shy about our
kids; they gave a very good presentation.
Epworth's annual
Missionary Meeting
September 12 and 13 marked Method-
ism's Annual Missionary Meeting when

the church raises money to support its
various charitable projects. Not all of the
monies are sent off the island. A portion
of the funds raised is sent to help with the
managerial work of the Conference office
in Nassau and a portion goes to Epworth's
own missionary projects abroad; but a
large portion of the funds raised is kept
in the community to assist with building
maintenance, scholarships, assistance and
ministry to the elderly and work with our
young people as well as any unforeseen lo-
cal crises that may arise.
Our annual auctions are always energetic
and loud, as all auctions are. Some of the
record prizes this year included one of the

most beautiful bird pepper trees you've ever
seen (full of red peppers), which went for
over $100, but no one knew who donated it.
Sadly, it will not be staying in Cherokee as
the winning bid came from a Man-O-War
man who took it home with him.
An interesting piece of history was do-
nated, an old wooden block and tackle made
into a desk lamp. Someone even donated a
new (or almost new) Singer sewing machine.
But the outstanding plants, fruits and vege-
tables really made the day the success that it
was as did the many preserved items such as

Please see South Page 21

A special service was held on September 13 at the Epworth Chapel in Cherokee Sound
during its annual Missions effort. Rev. Charles Sweeting, retired Methodist minister,
was guest speaker. Attending the service were several church leaders. S, ,'i, are Rev.
Joseph, District Minister for Abaco Region, Eleanor Jergenson, church secretary and
Lay-Preacher; Michael Knowles, Lay-Preacher; Vincent Higgs, Lay-Preacher; Patrick
Bethel, Lay-Preacher; and Rev. Sweeting.


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$10,000. Cherokee descendants along with second homeowners swell the group of resi-
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More South Abaco News

Cherokee From Page 20
guava jam, jellies, stewed coco plums, rel-
ishes and pickles. I believe people may be
getting a little more weight conscience since
there weren't many baked items, but what
was offered made your mouth water. Not to
mention the fresh conch fritters, conch salad
and homemade ice cream. Grilled hot dogs
were available and hopefully got the bidders
in the right mood.
It looks as if this year's auction and

contributions will reach the $10,000 mark, munity projects, starting with the rebuild- Notice to all children
matching last year's funds. But we could ing of our famous Long Dock, erecting our Epworth Kid's Korner program for chil-
never reach our goals without the help of Old Sailor's Monument that documents our dren 5 years to 12 years old will resume
some very special friends. Some of these local fishing history and lists the many fish- meeting on Tuesday afternoons at 3:15
people were born in Cherokee or their fa- ing smacks built here, and, of course, our p.m.
their or mother was born here. Others are W.W. Sands Community Center or renova- Big Community Yard Sale
second homeowners or have a special con- tion of our old schoolhouse. Cherokee resi- or la
nection to our little settlement and keep dents and especially Epworth Chapel thanks Everyone is gearing up for the up-co
Everyone is gearing up for the up-com-
Cherokee close to their hearts. They are these wonderful people who each time they ing community Flea Market in Cherokee
always very generous to our needs and re- are asked open their hearts and their pock- on October 12th holiday weekend. There
quests. In the past these special friends of etbooks to our community's needs. We are will be lots of local foods to en and lots
Cherokee have been there to lend their sup- lucky they still feel this connection to their of bargains to be had. Some
of bargains to be had. Some of the things
port and financial assistance in many com- family roots and family history. that will be for sale will include furni-
ture pieces, yard and camping equipment,
books and children's videos (lots of these
a items are brand new). Everyone is hoping
for good weather and a big turnout. So
why not come to Cherokee and see what
We're selling; you won't be sorry.

y A y ws p d to be a d i d p e Cherokee Primary School children performed at the Keep Aba-
Peggy Albury was pleased to be awarded second place in
co Beautiful Awards ceremony on September 11th.
the Volunteer Leadership category of the Keep Abaco Beau-
tiful program. She is receiving her certificate from Earlston
McPhee, Director of Sustainable Tourism from Nassau. Ber- Remem ber
nadette Hall with the Abaco Tourism office organizes the Keep Conservation begins with YOU
Abaco Beautiful program and is at the podium. bs w Y U

AA and Al Anon
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 meetsby
request. Call 357-6511.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
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The Abaconian Section A Page 21

Page 22 Section A

The Abaconian

October 1 2009

Defence Force offers recruitment opportunities

By Canishka Alexander
Those interested in becoming a part of
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were
asked to submit their applications by Sep-
tember 14 along with examination results,
character references and a police record.
The following day a recruitment exercise

Letters From Page 9

As I understand the Local Government
Act, it speaks to one person heading each
respective committee. The intention is for
Local Government to mirror the functions
of the central government albeit in the lo-
calize community and/or district. On this
note, could you imagine what would hap-
pen if any Cabinet Minister was to seek to
set his own agenda and make various deci-
sions without the involvement or approval
of the Right Honourable Prime Minister? I
leave that for your thought.
Rather than continuing to take nose
measurements, we ought to be about the
people's business in an open and transpar-
ent way. Transparency in this sense also
means that the minutes of any meetings
held in the name of local government must
reflect accurately what was said in the
meeting. I shall soon be exposing this as-
pect of these so called township meetings
in the near future.
Nevertheless, whatever the situation is,
I was elected to serve my people of Dundas
Town, Abaco, and I was elected to head
the committee as chairman. I shall do what
I was elected to do and the Island Adminis-
trator, who is merely selected and owes his
job to political patronage, shall not deter
me from continuing to serve my people.
Faithfully yours,
Cay Mills

took place at Abaco Central High for can-
didates who qualified to sit the examina-
Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Ferguson
said there was a fairly good turnout that
morning for the exercise. Twenty people
showed up, of which 50 percent met the
prerequisites and qualified to sit the en-
try-level examination. There is an equal
number of male and females who have
expressed interest in joining the Defence
Force, he said.
Similar exercises are conducted through-
out all of the Family Islands. "Essentially,
when we are about to take a new entry into
the force, we seek to move throughout
the Family Islands in order to tap into the
young persons in these local communities
so that they can be a part of that training,"
Officer Ferguson explained.
While the Defence Force is challeng-
ing, it offers a rewarding career. "The one
good thing about young persons who select
or choose the force as a career, whatever
their interest is, in terms of professional
interest, they can fulfill that interest within
the force."
Officer Ferguson described the pro-
gram it offers as dynamic, and he should
know because he has served on the force
for 28 years. "I've had the opportunity to
do some training locally and abroad; and

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I continue to say that
the force remains very
relevant, very exciting
and it's a wonderful
time for young persons
to seek entry into the
force," he said.
Officer Ferguson
said recruitment into
the force is a process
that begins with aca-
demics, a security and
medical vetting, and
finally, the crucial in-
terview stage. "From
that interview stage,
selection is made to
form the next entry,"
he explained.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force was recruiting on Abaco
on September 14 and 15. Two officers, Leading Woman Eliza-
beth Simms (seated) and Chief Petty Officer Lloyd Ferguson
(standing) were accepting applications.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force held a recruitment drive on September 14. Chief Petty
Officer Lloyd Fergusons was pleased with the result. Twenty people showed up to begin
the process of applying.

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October 1, 2009

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
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasar NassauW 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
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
Dive Guana 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop 365-6013

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective 22Dec 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: Effective22 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 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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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' special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45 INo
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* hlday
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

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

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

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 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

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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

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
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
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
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

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 ...................... $$..........366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus ...................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders ...................$$$.............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$$$. 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$.............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

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SCaysR ly L Great Guana Cay- Green Turtle Cay Man-O-War Cay
Abaco Cays RealtyLMarsh Harbour
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Great Guana Cay [
1.5 Acres
2 bedrooms. 2 Bath
j -1,760 s.f Residence
-Covered & Open Decks I I
160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views r.
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* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1.198- of Waterfontage Over 500- of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate-
1GGV1008 $9,995,000.
' "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths -
1,760 s_. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
0G G 11096- S4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE& BAKERY"- Settlement-Commercial- at Main Public *inirl
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg. 400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8,064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail GI-H 111109 $867,500.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s, E Dock Access Furnished
4G GHIOt I $375,000.
* "TIIE LOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
2,016 s, 392 s.f. Covered Veranda, 392 s.f. Covered Balcony.
Land 9,241 s.- -54' offrontage on Black Sound-Onsite dockage
available. -#GTl1127- NEW $1,325,000. "JohnI
* "THESOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath
2,743 s. 728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas. 334 .f. Screened Porch. Land '
9,450 s.r-Onsite dockage available. GTH 1126 NEW $1,225,000. r4
* MARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath 1.455 s.f luxury villa -
Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.f. Deeded Dock Boat
Lill GolCart Garage -Auxiliary Generator- Complete
Renovation 2007.0 # TH 1098- $995,000.
* "FLIP FLOP" -4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath -2,500 sf Residence -2,044 sf.
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f 0.277 Acre- Great Family Home -
convenient location- GTH1 1128- NEW $695,000. "Sonn


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I- J.r,,..n. jil" 2,664 s.f Residence.
S-ti4-, .C i" id-nce 2 Bedrooms I Bath.
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Fialil'tiou '.'j i, Fabulous Views
i"GI- 1112 ;- Sl,|il).11). "EIIte Dret\ IIt',lr" | IMWHI116- S3.750,000.

VMan-O-War Cay

-+ 0.975 Acres -
- 100' Ocean Beachfront
-127' Creek front
3 Bedroomns. 2 Baths
- 1,336 sf Residence
88' dock, 35' T
- Auxiliary Generator
#MWH1139- $2,150,000

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Green lurtle Cay
New Plymouth
4 Bedrooms. 2 Baths
-2,170 s.l" Residence
-285 s.f Covered Porches
-Land 3480 sf -Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
historic Gingerbread
Harbour Views
eGTI11119- 5450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
-5 a C3doniw,. B lIaths
-4,977 S I Residence
-3-5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
- 13 0'0iceal eachri'onl
- 200' on :Coc BaO
- Privait Dock on Coco Bay
- 15KW Atx Gen
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ltGT 1i1097 Four Possiblte Salt
Oiions -Fitomn: $462,0011 -for
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Eastern Harbour
- 2 2..,r .. ? Railis
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2 Bedrooms. 1.5 Baths.
1.220 s.f. Residence.
3 Bedrooms. I Bath.
532 s. Guest House
Iand Sea-o-Sea
32,571 sf -0.74 Acre
165' Ocean Beach Front
.. ...'o ,-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
S"Lm i" 4MWHII34-S2.100.000.

7/ Man-O-War Cay
3 Bedrooms I 1/2 Baths
S,536 s.f Residence.
500 s.f Porches & Decks
-- Land -- 53740 sf
+ 1.23 lillsideAcres
80' Harbour Frontage
SPrivate Dock on harbour
-Oreat elevation
Fabulous Views
Ane Bo nniy SAMW FI 115 SI.600,L000.

S"HARBOUR LIGHT" Dickies Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Batths- 1,560 s.f.
Residence- 1,040 s.f Verandals- I Bedroom, I Bath Guest house 1824
Acres Entire SE. Point of Dickie's Cay Private Dock. Anuiliary
Geneiator Superb Views Furnished BMWH 1099 $2,00,000.
* '"IK1NG" Dickie-s Cay ; Bediooms, 3 IU2 Baths- 3,360 s-f
Residence 1,200 s.t. Covered Deck 0.81 Acres Sea-to-Sea Privale 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator Superb lirbour Views Furnished,
'MWH100I $1,995,000.
* "FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie-s Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1`2 Baths-
2,460 s.', Residence- 1,-100 s.F Porches-Decks I Bed, I bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.f_ Land Private 93' Dock 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb larbour
Views- #MWIHll07 $1,200,000.
* "SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths 1,92 1 s.f Residence.- 2
Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s-f Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
- 1.189 Acres Beautilifll Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views -fMWI-1019- NEW PRICE- 5840,000.
* "BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED"- 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f,
residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109' of fronagle on Sea ol'Abaco 106'on
Allantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage TLHI086 NEWPRICE $1,350,000,

K.-i Scotland Cay
... .-2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.

-IN M- 1,300 s.f, Residence.
-IBedrooms, I Bath.
224 s.. Guest Cottage
"-Playhouse" with bar
I- -1.82 Acres-300 of
Ocean Beach Front
Fabulous Views
"Snamner Camp" #SCI I G094 S1,950,1O1.t



* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound -Occanfront Building Site
= 31,000 sq -t. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation tfor spectacular views

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* "BLUE LAGOON"- Parcel i 45 Orchid Bay 43,480 s. -
0.9982 Acre- 190.88'on Sea ofAbaco frontage prime building site +/-
15' elevations- Orchid Bay amenities Allows lbr private deeded dock -
mature trees-. GGV1087 $940,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 sf, 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level GGV1112
NEW LISTING $850,000.
* "AERIE"- Parcel I 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 sfl 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077-NEW PRICE $7UI.110(I.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f, -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views iGGV1006 NEW PRICE 5667.000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 242' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage L 43,803 sq.ft-
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1131 NEW- $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site - 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frollage - 54,360 sq.ft..
- + 12480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- GGV 1132 NEW $685,000.
* "SEA VIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24,292 s.f- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth al MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property,
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36.839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65' or Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
SGGIooo $545,500.

* "ATLANTIS"- 19,239 s...- 0.1417 Acre- 95 of North Atlantic Beach-
Irontagc 159' in Depth Beautii l Reach-front building site Central Great
Guana Cay location Semi-private dock- GGV1135 N E'V-S485,000.
* "CA PTA IN'S COVE" -6,653s.f.- .0152Acre-45.47' o SeaofAbaco
fronage Prime building site can earnr a privaitedock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGVI091 $375,000.
* PARCEL"A "at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.fi -= 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Fronlage 176' SW Boundary 133'- NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAhaco Views Beach Access Boal Slips
Available- #GGV1130 NEW $345,000.
* "PARADISE" 12,141 s. -0.2787 acre- One lot off beach will beach
access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location iGGV1138 NEW $199,000.
* "CONCHED OUT"- offered in 1 to 4 prime sites 100- 460 of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32' elevations 360" views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000-
* "PLA YING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access- 50' from Coco Bay Beach. .GTVI080 $595,000.
* "LONG BAY BEACH" Incredible beach parcel +26,589
Sq-fti - 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
G'TVI121 N EW 325,000.
* "LONG BA YSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq It
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage -Ideal home site Dck
sile possible. #GTV 1122- NEW S325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32690 s-f_ 0-7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. CGTV 1009 $291,000.
* "COCO BA YBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
-2255 Acre- Dock Access Beach Access. CGTV 1007 $47,500.-o 01
* "CASUA RINA "- 8.126 sf 0. IS65 Acre Cor ncr lo Prime building
sie Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
,GTV 1074 $89,000.

"- "Long Bay House"

Green Turtle Cay
Long Bay
- 2.8 Acres -
- 310' Oean Reaclfroni

- Salt Water Swimming lPoot
- Pool Hoise -Shed Garage
- Auxiliary Generator
#GTH 1133-


* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Occan-front building site 0.51 Acre
- 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliagc. 'MWVI081 NEW PRICE $495,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site 10,719 s.t 0.246 Acre
-Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea oftAbaco-
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWV 082 NEW PRICE $325,000.


* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A-
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq-.f Private Dockage Great Sea ofAbaco
Views. ii 6A-4MHVl 102 $970,000,. 7A- 4MI [VI 103 51,455,000.
r6A & f7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- 48 7,548 sq.It. i 49 7.117 sq.lft 50" of Boat IBasin Frontage.
-Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MHV1100 $667,000. 549-#MHVTI01 S667,000.


"141 Hlillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING # SC 140 Priced from:$170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sqft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61' on Sea ofAbaco Hillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVI117 NEW LISTING $485,000.



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Hope Town holds run/walk and wellness clinic

Medical team do screenings for common diseases
By Navardo Saunders
Hope Town residents observed the first
annual Caribbean Wellness Day by staging
their first ever Fun Run/Walk and health
fair. The fair was organized by the Con-
cerned Citizens Watch of Hope Town in
conjunction with Hope Town police, nurs-
es and doctors from government clinics in
Marsh Harbour and Hope Town and Aus-
kell Medical Center to encourage healthy
lifestyles. Young and not so young alike
participated in the Fun/ Run/ Walk after
which they all were presented with med-
als, trophies and certificates.
Following the presentation of awards
everyone enjoyed delicious apples, orang-
es, pineapples, strawberries and mini tuna
and egg sandwiches with Gatorade.
While the children played and danced
to the music that was provided by a dee-
jay, the adults took advantage of a range
of free health screenings including iron,
cholesterol, blood pressure, pulse, Body
Mass Index, height and weight. There was
a presentation on healthy lifestyles and
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New US Ambassador is named Marsh Harbour's
The United States has named Nicole er increased n w runway will
Avant as the first African-American wom- support for a ill
an to be named ambassador to The Baha- scholarship
mas. She is expected to arrive in Nassau opportuni- O n by Oc
in early October. ties for Ba-
She has said that she is passionate about hamians.
mentoring schoolchildren in The Bahamas M s A
and wants to promote the Read To Lead Avant is Abaco jun or sailors
program, a literacy program in govern- committed
ment schools that was initiated in 2005 by to enhancing Nicole Avant mp te in
former U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas, the excellent US Ambassador come in
John Rood. She also expressed a keen relationship to The Bahamas
interest in humanitarian assistance pro- between The
grams. She emphasized the need to consid- Bahamas and the United States. .

Workshop for gov. agencies

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News of the Cays

Cays From Page 1
of Auskell Clinic.
Wanda Sweeting, president of the Con-
cerned Citizens Watch said, considering
the rise in non-communicable diseases,
they felt it is important to promote healthy
living. "We need to focus on eating healthy
and making exercise a part of our daily
routines," she said. "High cholesterol,
diabetes and some cancers are the result of
unhealthy living. So what we want people
to take away from this is that they have a
choice. They can chose to live healthy or
not. It's their choice."
Mrs. Sweeting was pleased with the
number of Hope Town residents who par-
ticipated in the health fair. "It shows that

people are interested in their health and
well being," she said. "I'm glad that many
people took advantage of the free screen-
ings. It's a wonderful thing because, as the
doctors have said, even though we may
feel fine, we could be suffering from some
kind of disease and don't have the slightest
Managing Director of Auskell Medi-
cal Center Angie Collie said Auskell is all
about promoting healthy living and giving
back. "We just want people to know that
we care about their well being," said Mrs.
Collie, who brought along a team of doc-
tors and nurses to conduct the free screen-
ings. "The blood glucose machines that we
are giving away are worth $150, but we're
about giving back to the community."

Collie stressed that everyone should
get tested for non-communicable diseases
at least once a year. Oftentimes someone
may be infected with a non-communicable
disease and does not even know it because
the symptoms are faint or non-existent. "I
have a cousin who is in his thirties. He was
in a coma and didn't know he had diabe-
tes," she said. "One day he blacked out
while driving and crashed. Good thing
there were people around because other-
wise he would not have gotten the help he
needed and may have died. The diabetes
was wearing down on his body, caus-
ing extreme fatigue and unconsciousness.
That's why it is so important to get screen
tests because on the outside our bodies may
appear fine, but the inside is a whole other

story. Persons find out they are anemic,
they find out they have what they call sug-
ar, which is diabetes, they find out they are
hypertensive. Early detection is key. It's
very important."
Mrs. Collie was pleased with the re-
sponse from the residents of Hope Town.
"It surpassed
our expec-
tations. It
shows that
the people of
Hope Town
are serious
about liv-
ing healthy.
Hats off to
them." Angie Collie

This medical team staffed the health fair held in Hope Town on September 12. After a
run/walk, they offered many screening tests. The government clinics in Marsh Harbour
and Hope Hope were joined by staff from the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic in Marsh
Harbour. They are Nurses Jenniffer Williams, Peggy Sands, Antionette Cumberbatch,
and Trineka Williams along with Dr. S Swam and Dr. B. Swarna.

The response to the health fair in Hope Town was very good. The event began with a run/
walk that was well attended. Screening tests for a number of health problems were offered
by medical staff. Both photo by T. Sweeting.

P.O.Box AB-20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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Lot# 28B $120,000
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View Haven $2,650,000

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

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


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

Great Harbour VWews

$230,000 `starting at $51,000
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1 $365,000
$18,000 Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each) $50,000
$43,900 Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each) $79,000
$52,500 Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each) $90,000
$95,000 Long Beach Lots 31 "owner financing" $129,000
Lynard Cay Lot 10 $199,000
$45,000 each Dorros Cove Elbow Cay $457,000
$30,000 each
1st S leeme er. 2009

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October 1 ,2009

October 1, 2009

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price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000.
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4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.Value added,
new sea wall.Was $2,775,000. Now $2,300,000.
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New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
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easily converted to residential, $350,000.
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Luxurious spacious condos. Pool, spas & other
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Spectacular home, pool & views. 4 bed 4 bath, 2,750
sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer $1,599,000.
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GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
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CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
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overlookingwestern harbour,2 bed I bath main house
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pool, dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
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homes, sea & harbour views, pool. Rent will offset
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2 storey/pool homes on Treasure Cay Beach.
$15,000 credit towards furniture. $695,000.
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#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $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 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 152 NEW RPICE dockage available. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView NEW LISTING 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000.Jane Patterson
#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 LO- 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEEWAD YACHTr CLUB 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 AcaS Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY CHOICe. CaNAFI.IO.TI LO. $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT#I-2B/2B 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 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo. Lydia Bodamer

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The Abaconian

October 1 2009

Abaco Junior Sailors do well in Nassau

Sailors Rrom Page 7

the boats were taken to the Nassau Yacht
Club waiting for the races on September
19th / 20th.
The sailors included Alton Janes, Gia-
vannah Manni, Brandon Weatherford, and
Jeremy Pleydell-Bouverie, all from Man-
O-War Cay, and Catalina Albury and
Keano Armbrister both from Guana Cay.
They were accompanied by Abaco Junior
Sailing President, Matt McCoy and their
Abaco Junior Sailing coach, Sarah Gilmer.
Organisers and parents included James and
Ann Pleydell-Bouverie, Rhiannon Thom-
as, Jan Manni, and Kellie Janes.
Leaving early on the morning of Sep-
tember 18, the group flew to Nassau and
put in an afternoon of sailing.
Up early the next morning, they awaited
the 8:30 a.m. "Skippers" meeting. Present
at the meeting were all 52 sailors repre-

senting clubs from Long Island, Governors
Harbour, Harbour Island, New Providence
and Abaco. At the meeting the skippers
were reminded of the rules, given last min-
ute instructions and could ask questions.
This done, the "boats in the water" signal
was given, and competitors headed to the
start line which was located off Montague
Beach at the eastern end of Nassau har-
The fleet was split into "Green" for the
20 less experienced sailors and "Champi-
onship" for the 32 that were more expe-
rienced. The "Championship" fleet had a
longer and more difficult trapezoidal course
while the "Green" fleet sailed a simpler,
shorter triangular course. The "start" gun
went off at 10:30 a.m. to signal the first
of the day's four races of approximately
45 minute each with the fleets starting
five minutes apart. After the second race,
lunches, donated by KFC, were enjoyed on
Montague Beach, then two afternoon races

were sailed. Conditions were good with
a 10 to 15 mph breeze and a light chop
on the water. After seven hours in their
boats the young competitors returned to the
yacht club, and a social evening followed,
hosted by the Royal Nassau Sailing Club.
On Sunday it was another early morn-
ing start launching boats for the final three
races. Weather conditions remained quite
similar except when a strong squall passed,
producing winds that reached over 20 mph,
causing testing conditions and delaying the
start of one race. These eight to 14 year
old kids completed 12 hours in their boats
over two days and finished the second day
happy but completely exhausted!
The closing presentations and awards
were made at the yacht club. All the sail-
ors got a participant's medal while class
and overall winners got trophies. Danny
DeCardenas retained his title as National
Champion while Man-O-War sailor Jer-
emy Pleydell-Bouverie received a trophy

and did well to be top Bahamian sailor
in his 11 to 12 age group. He also got a
trophy for being fourth in the overall top
five in the Championship fleet. Alton Janes
sailed with determination and got a trophy
for being second in his 10 and under age
group while also being 11th overall. Man-
O-War had two first-time competitors in
the "Green" fleet. Brandon Weatherford
made us proud winning two races and get-
ting a trophy for coming in second in his
fleet. Giavanna Manni won her first race
and was not far behind in seventh place.
Catalina Albury and Keano Armbrister,
both from Guana Cay, sailed better and
better as they progressed from race to race.
Catalina won her first ever race and came
in 9th in the green fleet while Keano was
not far behind in 13th position. They could
both rightfully claim the "crown" for being

Please see Sailors Page 22

Capt. 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 Ib.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior 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.

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. $350,300 gross

Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
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

New Listing Home in Casuarina Point #806 less
than 500 ft off the beach, this
gorgeous rustic design with a
flare of elegance, 2 br, 22 bth,
living area 14 ft above ground,
pine wood floors, cypress ceiling,
open floor plan, a/c, 200 sq ft of
covered balcony. A perfect beach
house for someone who enjoys beachcombing or swimming with no crowds.
Price $349,900 gross

Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm,
2 bth and a three unit building
that is 75% completed. Can be
completed for commerical or as
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TinaWells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor

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


small pump & storage houses with elec-
tric power. This lot ready for a beauti-
ful home to be built. $139,200 gross
Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
room I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for

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 90x13 I31
WIN& 10 'W ready to move in $190,400 gross

Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
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New Listing Duplex Central Pines # 796 two 2 br, 2 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
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross

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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
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. $320,000
Triplex for s-NDER V n #502 2 one-bedroom,
one-bath and I tw$CONiRAC. $145,000
Reduced 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.
Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island.
Further reduced from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this
property will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II11, 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
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 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
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 SO sq ft cleared and footing dug
for a two 2br 2bth ml 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
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that
is 80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wi UN R n Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross CONIRA

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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
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%
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!

Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
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
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 bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 31/ 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
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

Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
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
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
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" .' 2 bath home
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
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%
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
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
"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
"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%

"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
"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 bedrooms 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
Apartment four-plex. rey CBS building,
each level r SO.' artments with 2 bed,
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5

Page 6 Section B The Abaconian

Gov. agencies learn about budget management

By Navardo Saunders
Government departments and ministries
on Abaco were advised how to effectively
manage their budgets, which have been cut
this fiscal year, at a one-day budget man-
agement and revenue collection workshop
organized by the Bahamas' Government
Treasury Department. Deputy Treasurer
Donna Delancy spoke during the workshop
at Anglican Parish Hall on September 10.
"This workshop is really to sensitize all
of the department heads on Abaco about
our economic state and the impact it will
have on their performance for this fiscal
period," Ms. Delancy explained. "The
budgets for each department have been cut
so we want to ensure that each department
is equipped with the knowledge to manage
the limited budgetary allocations that have
been given to them and still achieve their
ministry's or department's goals and ob-
jectives for the fiscal period."
It means government departments and
ministries cannot conduct business as
usual, Ms. Delancy pointed out. "They
have to put much thought into every deci-
sion they make about spending," she said.
"They must prioritize their assigned tasks
and spend wisely so they are able to do
what is required of them."
According to Ms. Delancy, the goal is
to ensure that departments do not run out
of money, something the Department of
Immigration is faced with, as it used up all
its budgetary allocations for repatriation of
Budgetary allocations for government
departments and ministries are released
quarterly, Ms. Delancy explained. "So
government departments and ministries
have to ensure that the funds they are given
do not run out before their quarterly budget

allocations," she said. "That is why we are
stressing monitoring with controls as well
as adjusting quickly to any environmental
changes to minimize any adverse impact on
their department's operations."
The budget cutbacks could present chal-
lenges to some departments, noted Ms.
Delancy. "The Department of Health, So-
cial Services and the Police are among the
departments that may not be able to control
spending like some other departments be-
cause you don't know when somebody is
going to get sick and need to be airlifted,
you don't know when somebody is going
to lose their job which increases the de-

Although summer is almost over again
for another year, there is yet one more
public holiday coming up on October 12.
Columbus Day is traditionally the last day
Bahamians go in the sea in droves for the
year as after that the water becomes a little
cool for all but the intrepid, the health con-
scious and the fitness buffs.
For those residents of Abaco who are
not fortunate enough to be able to live be-
side one of the island's beautiful beaches,
it is not surprising that on a public holiday
they like to gather together as a family, or-
ganization or church and spend the day pic-
nicking and relaxing on the sand and revel-
ing in the crystal clear, balmy waters. No
one can deny them this right as the beaches
belong to all unless they are officially des-
ignated private property.
The groups which travel to the quiet
little settlements to set up camp for the day
should at least have respect for the people
who reside in those communities and this
would help avoid much of the animosity

mand on the government to provide food,
rent payments and other things. When the
economy is not performing, there is usu-
ally an increase in crime which means the
police have to use more resources to fight
crime; so when you cut budgets, it can
present challenges. One of the things we
talked about was plan for the unexpected."
Ms. Delancy advised the heads of de-
partments and ministries to ensure that
employees who are authorized to spend
money have some kind of money manage-
ment and budgeting training.
On the topic of collection revenue, Ms.
Delancy said this is most critical in the

which is felt by local residents on such
days. In certain sleepy little settlements,
groups arrive in droves all day long of-
ten parking on people's garden verges
and even in some cases blocking the road
which not only prevents residents getting
past but would also prevent an emergency
vehicle were it necessary.
The unfortunate thing is that these people
do not want to come and enjoy the peaceful-
ness of nature, listen to the birds singing,
the wind sighing in the trees or the gentle
brushing of the waves against the sand with
the sandpipers tweeting their little songs.
NO, every time they bring their BOOM
boxes complete with generators so that they
can blare their music to be heard for miles.
Residents are fed up with this as they look
forward to a day of peace and quiet in their
homes to catch up on some rest after their
busy work week. Also one resident is trying
to recover from a difficult cancer treatment
and needs peace and quiet.
As if is this is not inconsiderate enough,

government's ability to meet its national
goals and objectives. "The revenue collect-
ed from government departments and min-
istries is used to fund capital developments
such as roads, new schools and hospitals
so you see it is of the utmost importance."
Revenue should be collected and deposited
in a timely manner so that the government
can move hastily in achieving national
goals. The Treasury Department will
closely monitor government departments
and ministries on Abaco and elsewhere in
the country to ensure that they heed the ad-
vice and recommendations given.

many of the influx have no regard for
people's property. It appears that it is too
much trouble for some of them to walk
along the road from their vehicles to the
beach. Instead they tramp across people's
property, even after repeatedly being asked
not to do so by the owner. Even worse is
that some of them have the nerve to take
over the homeowner's cabanas and use his
outside shower!
Of course, after the crowd leaves,
there is the perennial problem of garbage.
Though many do make an effort to clean
up a lot of their trash which they carry off
in garbage bags, they do not do a thorough
job and for days afterwards residents have
to go along the beach picking up the re-
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Sky Bahamas celebrates one year with new management

By Samantha V. Evans
Sky Bahamas celebrated one year since
Capt. Randy Butler became the CEO of the
company. Many activities were planned as
a part of this celebration, and the company
began celebrating on Abaco since it began
flights here some eight months ago. The Ab-
aco community has totally embraced them by
taking advantage of the service offered.
The company sponsored several events
on Abaco to celebrate this anniversary.
New Programs
for Abaco
Captain Butler stated that Sky Bahamas
has great plans for Abaco. Firstly, it will
be offering a direct flight to Cape Haitian
from Marsh Harbour beginning the last
week of October to accommodate Haitians.

Secondly, a flight to Turks and Caicos will
be offered via Freeport beginning in early
October. Thirdly, the airline will be ex-
panding its Frequent Flyer program. Per-
sons who fly five times on the airline will
receive a 20 percent discount on their next
ticket purchased and those flying ten times
will receive their 11th ticket free. Finally,
the Community Leaders program or its
VIP program will offer advance check to
make flying easier. Some of the other ser-
vices it will offer include call-in reserva-
tion and pick up service. Both of these pro-
grams are a part of their Customer Loyalty
Program. Clients can now book all flights
online. It will consider flight changes for
Family Island passengers who may have a
medical emergency and need to stay over
longer that intended. Capt. Butler stated

that the airline is client friendly and will
do what they can to make flying with Sky a
most memorable experience.
Welcome Reception
On September l1th Sky Bahamas'
Chairman's Welcome Reception was held
at Snappas. Peter Turnquest, Chairman of
the Board from the Freeport Office, spoke
to locals about ways that the company can
improve the service that Sky Bahamas is
presently offering. Mr. Turnquest stated
that wherever the airline flies, it tries to
make a positive impact in the community.
It will do the same for Abaco. It will of-
fer scholarships as needed to assist with

the educational needs of the school it has
adopted. The executives believe that even
though the company is in business to make
money, it can still benefit kids.
Airline Adopts Central
Abaco Primary School
As a part of its celebrations, Sky Baha-
mas adopted Central Abaco Primary School
and has committed to donate a swing set
to complete its playground equipment and
to purchase other sports equipment. The
company is even talking about getting the
playing field constructed as well. On Sep-
tember 11th Capt. Butler, Kenneth Romer
Please see Sky Bahamas Page 17

On September 12 Sky Bahamas held a lirl ,'fuin day at Radio Abaco in Dundas Town
open to the entire community. A bouncing castle and food was made available for those
who attended. Contests were held to see who could sing the company jingle performed by
Kirk Bodie (K.B.) and to see who could dance like Michael Jackson. Markison St. Fleur,
a student at Abaco Central High School, won the dance competition. Free airline tickets
were given to the top two persons to successfully sing the airline's jingle. The third place
finisher received a cash prize.

The Sky Bahamas staff on Abaco was joined by executives from Nassau to celebrate the
first anniversary of new management for the airline. They are all shown here at a recep-
tion held on September 11 at Snappas Bar and Grill. One year ago Capt. Randy Bulter,
second from left, was named the CEO of the company. Peter Turnquest, Chairman of the
Board, is third from left and Kenneth Romer, Chief Operating Officer, is on the far left.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

October 1 2009

Questions over permits stop work on power plant

By Navardo Saunders
It may be up to the Supreme Court to
decide if the government can proceed with
construction of the controversial power
plant at Wilson City.
Attorney Fred Smith represents numer-
ous Bahamian and foreign homeowners on
Abaco who are strongly opposed to the
power plant, citing danger to themselves
and irreparable damage to the environment
among other concerns. He has sent a let-
ter to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
dated September 16 regarding the decision
to commence construction of the power
plant. He continued, "My clients wish to
consider whether or not they will challenge
such decision by judicial review."
In the letter Mr. Smith refers to the de-
cision, "Can you please indicate who or
which entity made the decision to proceed
with the development and commence con-
struction of the highway, infrastructure and
power plant without any proper adequate
consultation, without giving those with af-
fected rights an opportunity to be heard or
indeed consideration of the relevant issues
and without apparently any proper or nec-
essary permits having been issued." This
letter was also sent to Bahamas Electricity
Corporation chairman Frederik Gottlieb.
Mr. Smith raised the issue about wheth-
er or not government had received all the
necessary approvals before proceeding
with construction at a government orga-
nized town meeting in Marsh Harbour to
address growing concerns about the Bunker
C fueled power plant. At that time Mr. Got-
tlieb said, "To the best of my knowledge"
all the necessary permits have been granted.
Mr. Smith then challenged the govern-
ment to provide documents showing that
it had received all the necessary permits.

If not, to cease construction because it is
The government did not, in fact, have
all the construction permits and therefore
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham ordered
that construction be brought to a halt until
all of the necessary permits have been is-
In his letter, Mr. Smith asked for con-
firmation that all further work on the Wil-
son City Power Plant has been stopped for
information about the decision to build the
facility and for confirmation that the deci-
sion is to be "rescinded."
Mr. Smith also weighed in on comments
by Minister of Environment Earl Deveaux,
who said that it was not uncommon for
government departments to proceed on
construction projects without having all the
required permits. Mr. Smith said his cli-
ents were "shocked" to hear that is how the
government operates.
The attorney took issue with reports that
South Abaco's local government met to ap-
prove applications retrospectively for the
power plant's foundation and floor plans
which were submitted after work started
last month.
"As it stands now, it appears that BEC,
or the minister, appears to be attempting
to back-pedal and as stated, retrospectively
seek approval for what has already oc-
curred," Mr. Smith wrote, adding that his
clients regarded proceeding without per-
mits or obtaining approval retrospectively
as "unlawful. My clients are of the view
that BEC ought to stop any further work
at the site and on the highway and should
proceed to properly make applications to
the relevant statutory and ministerial au-
thorities," he said.
Another major bone of contention, ac-

cording to Mr. Smith, was the lack of
consultation on the project. "My clients
consider that, before embarking on this
project, there ought to have been wide-
spread consultation conducted in a trans-
parent, accountable and democratic man-
ner," he said. "Not only should there have
been informative town meetings, but any
and all applications should have been made
with adequate and meaningful opportuni-
ties provided in the permitting processes for
interested parties to make their contribution
to the extent that any of their interests may
have been affected. Although the project
has been commenced, it is only at its very
infancy, and my clients consider that the op-
portunity still remains to begin the process
afresh by rescinding the decision."
Mr. Smith added that his clients' re-
sistance and challenges to this project are
based both on issues relating to due pro-
cess as well as on the merits having regard
to the local issues, environmental matters,
health and safety issues.
The attorney wrote that their resistance
is also based on whether proper consider-

ation has been given to alternative sources
of energy production apart from Bunker C
fuel and alternative sites for the plant lo-
cation, as well as the possibility of using
the $105 million to fix the existing gener-
ating plants coupled with some alternative
energy sources and in general an energy
awareness campaign."
"In my clients' view, this is the single
greatest expenditure on public works in the
history of Abaco and its cays which will
have a great and long-lasting impact on
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on healthy and safety issues and generally
the future of Abaco," Smith stated in the
According to Smith, nearly 2,000 resi-
dents have signed a petition voicing objec-
tion to the power plant. He added that the
petition will soon be presented to the Prime
The power plant, which is being built
to meet the rapidly growing demand for
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Church News

Friendship Tabernacle
Celebrates New Members
By Samantha V. Evans
On September 6th Pastor Silbert Mills
celebrated his fifth year as pastor of
Friendship Tabernacle Church. He did not
have a traditional pastoral anniversary ser-
vice, but rather he and his church family
celebrated the installation of 11 new mem-
bers to the church. He invited his family
and close friends to celebrate this wonder-
ful day with them.
Before the message was delivered, Se-
nior Administrator Cephas Cooper stating
that this church truly has a family atmo-
sphere. He added that Mr. Mills is a gift
to Abaco and is one of those Abaconians
whose name is a household one. He de-
scribed Mr. Mills as genuine, inspiration-
al, motivational and upbeat. He added that
not many pastors are as multi-talented as
Pastor Silbert Mills and can perform tasks
with such zeal and energy.
The message Pastor Mills preached
was The Lord Knows the Way I Take. He
stated that he is humbled to have been
asked to serve but he reminded the people
that the church is God's house not his.
His ability to be able to commune with
God is important so he does all he can to
remain in God's plan. He acknowledged
that he has been given the opportunity

to lead by God's guidance. He is further
grateful that he was able to do so with a
clean heart. He wants all to know that
even though they fail sometimes, God is
still in control as he allows good and bad
things to happen to those He loves. Pas-
tor Mills told them that through adversity
and disappointment to keep their relation-
ship with God intact.
A few years ago, he explained, the
church was damaged by a hurricane and as
they rebuilt, they all grew closer together.
When he had troubles, he turned to the
church; and the members gave him good
counsel, showed him love and cried with
him. He plans to remain faithful to the call
on his life. If the members agree, he will
remain their pastor for another five years.
He stated that God promised him a brighter
tomorrow than today, and he plans to live
his life to the fullest.
Gospel Musicians hold
Back to School Jesus Party
By Samantha V. Evans
On September llth gospel artists from
Nassau visited a few schools on Abaco for
their Back to School Jesus Party. While
at the schools they ministered in song and
prayed for the students. The purpose of
this outreach was to empower the kids and
to let them know that they do not have to
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know that God has great things
planned for their lives.
The artists to perform were
Mr. Beeds, Ricardo Clarke,
DJ Counselor, Ryan Jupp, Mi-
chelle the Mime, and others.
They visited J.A. Pinder Pri-
mary, St. Francis de Sales, For-
est Heights Academy and S.C.
Bootle High School. This event
was organized by Trenaire
Wells of Sandy Point.
On September 14 an evening
concert was held at Friend-
ship Tabernacle when all of the
musicians performed. Some of
them told the youth how they
came to know the Lord and
what types of deviant things This is I
they were involved in before entertain
they changed their lives. The ties.
church was packed wall to wall and on the
outside as young people came to listen to
wholesome Christian music and to dance
for God. Pastor Mills stated that his youth
department will plan to have some activity

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The Abaconian Section B Page 9

Page 10 Section B The Abaconian

Abaco Auskell Medical Center plans are revealed

By Samantha V. Evans
Plans for the new Abaco Auskell Medi-
cal Center were revealed by Angie Col-
lie, Managing Director, and Dr. George
Charity, Executive Director. Many inter-
ested Abaconians came to learn about their
plans on September 19th at Faith Conven-
tion Center in Marsh Harbour.
Abaco has been without a hospital for
too long and the team at Auskell Advanced
Medicine has made plans to provide a
much needed medical facility for Abaco.
To better help the group meet the needs of
the people, the management has hired five
new doctors.
The objectives of the Abaco Auskell
Medical Center are to provide high qual-
ity care, create medical services to meet
the needs of the community and to service

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Church. This will be a 24-hour clinic with do
center, a birthing center and many other ser
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center will have three floors that will be
fully equipped and digitalized. Each ex-
amination room will have a computer and
the clinic will have the use of telemedicine
technology. The staff will focus on patient
care, on educating patients on preventative
medicine and on establishing programs to
remind patients of their appointments. It
will be expensive for the medical center to
function. Therefore, the staff will need to
minimize overhead expenses and optimize
the number of patients seen.
The Abaco Auskell Medical Center is
slated to take one to two years to complete
once work begins. The group is in the pro-
cess of submitting plans for approval. Even
though plans were started two years ago,
they have been changed numerous times
as many per-
sons have a
vested inter-
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multi-talented and able to perform minor
surgery. However, until the new center is
completed, Auskell will put a small surgi-
center next to the medical clinic in the Gar-
nett Archer Building. The doctors will be
able to perform minor surgery and respond
to emergencies. Another meeting will be
called to address the investment plans and
shares that will be available for sale.
A slide show of the plans of the medical
center was shown. It will be built in three
phases. Phase I will be the medical cen-
ter, Phase II will be the helicopter pad and
morgue and Phase III will be the hospice
center. Phase I will consist of examination
rooms, patient rooms, two surgery suites
- one for minor surgery and one for more
major surgery, chemotherapy and dialysis
center, a birthing center, eye center, medi-
cal spa, cafeteria and staff facilities. The

management is wanting to establishing a
group practice that will be committed to
diagnosing and treating medical conditions
while emphasizing preventative medicine
and overall wellness. Wellness is more
than physical health but includes mental,
emotional and spiritual state of mind. The
clinic promotes getting a lot of exercise,
eating a proper diet and controlling one's
Dr. Charity spoke saying that Abaco has
a great advantage over the rest of the Baha-
mas as this medical center will provide tra-
ditional and alternative medicine. It is in-
tended to serve the entire community. The
goal of the Abaco Auskell Medical Center
will be to meet the needs of the people and
this growing community. For instance, he
stated that there is no reason for a commu-
Please see Clinic Page 11

The staff of Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour presented plans for the
Abaco Auskell Medical Centerl. They are Krysta Henchell; Dr. George Charite, Director;
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Auskell's frustration to employ doctors

By Navardo Saunders
Since 2004 Angie Collie, Managing Di-
rector of Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic
in Marsh Harbour, has been trying to get a
full-time doctor on staff so that the clinic
can provide 24-hour care. But five years
later and the clinic is still without a full-
time physician and unequipped to provide
around the clock service.
Mrs. Collie, a medical lab technician
who opened Auskell six years ago to meet
the growing demand for healthcare, says
she has been trying to recruit a licensed Ba-
hamian doctor for the longest time without

Clinic From Page 10
nity as progressive as Abaco not to have its
own birthing and medical facilities. He ex-
plained that every time he travels here, he
sees pregnant ladies boarding a plane to go
to Nassau or Freeport to have their baby.
This is stressful for the pregnant mother
and the rest of her family.
Dr. Keith E. Lewis, the newest onsite
physician, spoke about the service he now
renders to the Abaco community. He has
a challenge to educate Abaconians about
what he does as his services are new.
However, he has been able to help many
persons over the course of his career and
plans to do the same for Abaco. He is very
pleased with the job Angie has done jug-
gling more that 33 doctors and medical
professionals who work at the center. He
believes that doctors should not only be
good at diagnosing but also have good peo-
ple skills. He stated that when the 35,000
square feet Abaco Auskell Medical Center
is completed, it will be a one-stop shop for
medical care.

any success while the Bahamas Medical
Council (BMC) has rejected every applica-
tion she has submitted for qualified non-
Bahamian doctors to join her staff.
"Here it is we have been open all this
time, and there is not a licensed Bahamian
doctor who has applied to work with Aus-
kell," Mrs. Collie explained. "This year
alone I have placed six advertisements in
one of the national newspapers and the only
applicants we get are foreigners. But the Ba-
hamas Medical Council has rejected every
application we have submitted for a foreign
doctor to practice at our clinic. But when
you look at our government's healthcare
system, there are a lot of foreign doctors."
Mrs. Collie said the latest rejection by
the BMC came recently and was somewhat
of a shock since the foreign doctor she ap-
plied for has a brother who works at the
Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport. She
believes that BMC has rejected her appli-
cations for non-Bahamian doctors on the
basis that there are enough licensed Baha-
mian doctors who are qualified to fill the
vacancy at Auskell.
"If that is the case, why hasn't one Ba-
hamian doctor applied for the job at Aus-
kell?" asked Mrs. Collie.
Despite all the rejections, she has not
given up and intends to begin constructing a
mini hospital in Marsh Harbour soon. She
is now awaiting a response from the BMC
on another application that has been submit-
ted for a foreign doctor while still trying to
recruit a licensed Bahamian doctor.
In addition to advertising the vacancy
regularly, Mrs. Collie constantly asks the
25 specialists who provide service at Aus-
kell to assist her in trying to recruit a li-
censed Bahamian doctor.

"The thing is a lot of doctors are not
prepared to come to a Family Island to
work because of the demand that would be
placed on them," she said. "We're talking
round-the-clock care three, four a.m. Once
there is an emergency, the doctor has to
deal with it. In the bigger cities like Nassau
and Freeport when there is an emergency
or someone needs to see the doctor, par-
ticularly during late at night or in the wee
hours of the morning, the hospital is there
to provide care around the clock and there
are sufficient doctors for shifts so no one
doctor has to deal with every patient."
Mrs. Collie has spoken to Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham, who is the MP for
North Abaco, and Dr. Hubert Minnis,
Minister of Health, about Auskell's dilem-
ma. They both promised to look into the
situation, but it has been quite sometime,
and she has not heard from either one.
Mrs. Collie has also written Dr. Duane
Sands of the BMC, explaining that she has
tried for years to get a licensed Bahamian
doctor to work at Auskell, but not one has
applied. However, she has not gotten a re-
sponse from Dr. Sands either.

As she prepares to begin construction
of a comprehensive clinic in Marsh Har-
bour, Mrs. Collie feels it is critical that
she have full-time doctors on staff. "So
here it is. We are the only ones on Abaco
making history trying to build this medi-
cal center with MRI, optical center, dental
center, sit-in rooms, seven beds, a surgical
center. As a matter of fact, I just got my
licence yesterday (September 11) from the
Bahamas government allowing me to open
a surgical center," Collie explained. "My
thing is this when we apply to the BMC
again, what is going to happen because we
are going to need surgeons; we are going
to need nurses and doctors. If no Baha-
mians are applying, then what can we do.
When it is in the middle of the night and
someone is ill and they don't have money
to fly out for care, then what are they going
to do. The people in Nassau and Freeport
have hospitals they can go to. Shouldn't
the people of Abaco have somewhere they
can go?"
The Abaconian contacted a member of
the BMC who said that the Council will
release a statement on the matter.

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Keep Abaco Beautiful gives annual awards

By Canishka Alexander
Nominations for the second Keep Abaco
Beautiful awards ended on September 4,
and the awards presentation took place on
September 11 at New Vision Ministries.
This year's theme was Native Plant Expo.
Leading up to the awards ceremony,
Bernadette Hall of Abaco's Tourism office
said the mission of the awards is to engage
individuals to take greater responsibility of
their environment. "It's a community-nom-
ination process, so we ask persons within
the community to nominate persons in their
areas to recognize them and reward them
for their efforts in protecting and preserv-
ing Abaco's environment," she said.
The award ceremony recognized indi-
viduals and organizations in the community
and awarded them in three categories.
Hope Town School was awarded the
Educational Award, which is the highest
honor given by the Keep Abaco Beautiful
committee and is presented to one or more
schools that have built and sustained an
environmentally conscious program with
exceptional success. Every Child Counts
and Abaco Central High placed second and
third respectively.
The Friends of the Environment Award
was given to Abacays Shipping. This award
is for a group who has helped build Abaco
in the area of environmental consciousness
through beautification, litter prevention
and promoting awareness. Tropical Ship-
ping came second and Shirley Higgs placed
Yvonne Key secured the Volunteer
Leadership Award. Peggy Albury placed
second and Uli Nowlan and Mimi Rehor
placed third.

Mrs. Hall said that a number of people
were eligible to qualify for the awards and
she had seen some exceptional projects.
"We've had some great supporters busi-
nesses and shipping companies have helped
with the recycling program, Brown's Bay
and Coconut Tree Bay," she noted. She
added that volunteer efforts don't go with-
out rewards. "Not only do we reward our-
selves with a better community, but we
also need to encourage persons to let them
know that they're doing a good deed."
There were about a dozen nominations in
the different categories.
Three companies set up booths designed
to educate those who attended the presen-
tation. The BEC demonstration, conducted
by Marvin Mills, explained the difference
between a fluorescent and incandescent
light bulb and showed how they both af-
fected the electric meter when they were
switched on. The Department of Environ-
mental Health set up an informative booth
on mosquitoes and other pests, and a va-
riety of potted plants was displayed from
one of the local nurseries.
Best Kept Yard competi-
tion is announced
The third annual Christmas Best Kept
Yard was launched during the Keep Aba-
co Beautiful awards ceremony. In the past
the competition was for only the Dundas
Town and Murphy Town settlements, but
it has now been extended to the entire cen-
tral district. "We had to figure out how it
all worked, and that's why we started off
small," Bernadette Hall explained. "We
feel like we now have the process togeth-
er. We have our judges and committee or-

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ganized, so we expanded to the central dis-
trict, not including the cays just yet. That
includes Pelican Shores, Eastern Shores,
Sweeting's Tract, Spring City where those
new homes are, and I understand there's
some beautiful work going on there, Great
Cistern and Central Pines."
Winners will be awarded fabulous priz-
es, Mrs. Hall disclosed. "We have two
round-trip tickets on Yellow Air Taxi;
Scotiabank and First Caribbean Bank have
sponsored two bank accounts with $250
each; and we're in discussions with lo-
cal government who we're hoping will be
sponsoring a prize as well."

The winning categories include first,
second and third Best Kept Yard, Best
New Entrance, Most Improved Yard and
Best Established.
"We're hoping with the Most Improved
Yard the person will take a before and af-
ter picture so we can see how they've re-
ally improved. With Best Established we
know we've got some gardeners in our
communities, and they've put a lot of work
into their yards, so we want those persons
to be recognized," she elaborated.
Judging will take place the week of No-
vember 3; and prizes are awarded during
the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.

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Award by the Keep Abaco Beautiful committee. The award acknowledges the school's
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School News

Pastor gives computer to
high school student
By Canishka Alexander
Students of S.C. Bootle High School
are consistently being more noticed and
recognized in the community for their out-
standing academic accomplishments. One
student took the school's reputation a step
further when he assisted Pastor Carlton
McIntosh and Lady Lavinia McIntosh of
Wisdom Changing Ministry with a project
during the summer.
On September 7 Pastor McIntosh visited

S.C. Bootle to reward the student. How-
ever, the student did not attend school that
day and as a result remains anonymous.
Undeterred, the pastor was reluctant to
leave the school with the reward in hand.
"It was a deed served with all good in-
tentions, and as far as Pastor McIntosh was
concerned, the deed was worth a reward,"
said Mr. Huel Moss, the school principal.
"The pastor still felt led to give a brand
new laptop to a student who exhibited ex-
cellence in character, conduct, community
involvement and academic achievement."
Timmesha Russell was the exemplary stu-
dent selected. "She is
a senior in the nurs-
ing and maritime cadet
program; she is ac-
tively involved in the
praise dance ministry at
Full Gospel Assembly
and still finds the time
after school to peer tu-
tor. She is a prefect at
Sherlin C. Bootile and
an honor roll student,"
Mr. Moss explained.
He was thankful to
Pastor McIntosh for
giving the reward to
Timmesha, who was
deserving of the laptop
because of her service
to her community.

Timmesha, center, received a computer because she is an out-
standing student who is active in many areas of her community.
The computer was a gift from Pastor Carlton Mclntosh, who
wanted to acknowledge his appreciation of community service
done by an anonymous student at the school. On the right is
Rashida Murray, Guidance Councilor at the school.

Parents complain of teach-
er shortage in the North
By Canishka Alexander
The beginning of the school year has
been marred with the shortage of teachers
at various schools throughout the nation,
and parents on Abaco are complaining
about similar issues.
Take Fox Town Primary School, for in-
stance. According to PTA President Daniel
Curry on September 9 parents were pro-
testing the transfer of third grade teacher,
Mrs. Adderley, from the school. He added
that this is the second time something like

this has occurred because last year another
teacher was transferred. This has forced
the school to merge two sets of grade lev-
els: grades 1 and 2 and grades 3 and 4.
Mr. Curry argued that this is what ac-
counts for the poor national grade average
that the Ministry has reported because the
students cannot receive the quality attention
they need in order to advance in their edu-
cation. He pointed out that this is a crucial
year, particularly for the third graders who
have to prepare for the GLAT examinations.
Please see School Page 15

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at the front of the school demanding more teachers from the government. They claim that
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1 More School News

entering the campus," he said. It is a great ters were discussed. The National Diploma mary and Principal Keva McIntosh, the
School From Page 14 start to a school year that is emblazoned which will be issued by the Ministry of new head mistress of Amy Roberts Pri-
Meanwhile, Principal Austin Mills said by the theme of "Working as a Team with Education this school year was also ad- mary School, led the assembly in a prayer
the teachers that were present at the school a Dream." The theme, which was submit- dressed. Parents met with a number of sub- of commitment.
were ready to work. Ten students attended ted by Brittany Clarke, an eighth grade ject coordinators in regard to course work, Sit-in is held at Central
school that day despite the school's enroll- student, emphasizes the school's focus on and Rashida Murray, guidance officer,
ment of 67 students. The parents demon- team work this year, Mr. Moss explained, told them about scholarship opportunities. Abaco Primary School
strated outside the school until the after- Despite the loss of eight staff members, Educators, pastors at- By Samantha V. Evans
noon, and by September 10, they received Mr. Moss and his existing team remain un- On September 15th a sit-in was staged
the results they had expected. deterred. Unlike some schools, they are for- tended prayer breakfast by the teachers of Central Abaco Primary
Mrs. Adderley returned to the school tunate that they've gained two new members. By Canishka Alexander School who believed that they were not be-
and another teacher returned to Amy Rob- Mrs. Sabrina Russell, who previously Before the opening of school principals ing taken seriously by the Ministry of Edu-
erts Primary School after they had been held the post of senior mistress at S.C. of Northern Abaco government schools cation. It was staged in accordance with
transferred to Treasure Cay Primary. Bootle High School, is now the new vice invited teachers and pastors to a district the industrial action procedures with hopes
Now Veronica Henderson, a sixth principal. Mr. Huel Moss, principal, said Prayer Breakfast at the Community Center of getting their voices heard as they were
grade teacher at Treasure Cay Primary, the promotion marked a premier post in the in Treasure Cay. Principal Huel Moss of frustrated. Additionally, they felt a need
said they now have a shortage of teachers. history of the school. S.C. Bootle High said that many educators to do this because the average class size
The school has not had a first or second Before school opened for students Mrs. including Mrs. Lenora Black, District Su- was now 1 to 35 which is ten more than
grade teacher since school began, and the Russell offered an in-house mini-workshop perintendent, attended the breakfast. the norm. They believe that such large size
fifth grade teacher is on maternity leave, for teachers that addressed "strategies for Father Dwight Rolle of St. Peter's An- classrooms would make it near impossible
forcing her sixth-grade class to combine effective grade-level academic success." glican Church in Treasure Cay prayed for for effective instruction to take place.
with the fifth grade. The teachers were separated into groups the teachers, students and parents, particu- The sit-in which was held in the staff
While Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham based on their grade level and came up larly for the school campuses in the district room began at 8:30 a.m. and lasted until
was on Abaco on September 10, he trav- with ideas that would create and encourage of Abaco. Before the close of the break- 10:30 a.m. The shop stewards and PTA
eled to Fox Town Primary to talk with productivity in their classes, fast, Mr. Moss along with Prinicpal Myrtis president spoke with the teachers about
parents and teachers. Mr. Moss said the initiatives that the Russell of Treasure Cay Primary School,
teachers brought forth were available for Principal Austin Mills of Fox Town Pri- Please see School Page 16
New school year brings consideration, improvisation and imple-
changes at S.C. Bootle mentation for the overall success of the Frll YourGamingoandEl ectronicNeeds!
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More School News

School From Page 15
their concerns. The shop stewards would
meet with administration and PTA presi-
dent would speak with parents and the me-
dia. When the sit-in began, the principal
informed the superintendent's office of the
industrial action. Later that day Superin-
tendent Lenora Black came and met with
Mrs. Black heard their concerns and
told them what her department was able to
do at this time based on the data collected.
She stated that even though they lost six
teachers, there were not six available to re-
place them; and the numbers had not yet
warranted that six teachers return to the
school. She felt that an additional teacher
was needed for grades one and three but
thought that the others are fine. She is
keeping a close eye on the increasing num-
bers. If they continue to grow, the Minis-
try of Education will have to decide how
best to deal with the issue. She applauded
the teachers for being in place to teach the
children and thanked them for doing such

a great job.
Mrs. Black informed the teachers that
the Ministry is working to get the school's
electrical problems dealt with as they just
signed a contract for $89,000 for the work
to be done. A plumber is now on staff to
help meet the plumbing needs, and furni-
ture is being sought from other schools to
assist with the growing numbers until the
Ministry of Education can order more for
the school. Even though the teachers did
not get what they requested, the superin-
tendent was very humble and professional
as she addressed them.
At the end of it all, the school was prom-
ised two additional teachers.
Central Abaco Primary
holds PTA meeting
By Samantha V. Evans
An emergency meeting of the Central
Abaco Primary School was held on Sep-
tember 15 to inform the parents of the
shortage of teachers at the school. Presi-
dent of the PTA Melissa Bootle stated that
she felt it necessary to inform the parents

of the problem as stated by the teachers.
However, she reported that the two new
teachers promised were now on site. One
was placed in the preschool and the other
in grade three. The previous teacher in the
preschool was moved to grade one.
Superintendent Lenora Black addressed
the parents assuring them that she under-
stands the concerns of the teachers and is
working to get surplus materials from Fox
Town, Guana Cay and Cherokee to accom-
modate the high numbers at Central Abaco
These children will grow up soon so
they must be nurtured. Mrs. Black firmly
believes that without education the kids
will become second class citizens in their
own country. She wants the kids to know
that they must do their part and come to
school to learn so that they can excel in
the workplace. She stated that educating
children is not easy and they will have
challenges but together they can overcome
them and do what is best for the children at
Central Abaco Primary School.
PTA designed bags with
school logo to raise funds
By Samantha V. Evans
Three D Signs designed backpacks,
lunch and physical education bags with the
Central Abaco Primary School's logo on
them as a fund raiser for the school. Each
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The Abaconian

Section B Page 17

Medical workshop was held for doctors and nurses

By Canishka Alexander
Local doctors and nurses representing
all of Abaco's government clinics attended
a Continuing Medical Education workshop
on Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases on
September 18. This was offered by the De-
partment of Public Health. CNCD is the
acronym for.Chronic Noncommunicable
Nurse Margaret Daxon, CNCD coordi-
nator with the Department of Health, said
it was determined that continuing medical
education was needed on Abaco after the
department conducted a record audit ear-
lier this year. More training was requested
by the medical staff they met with.
She pointed out how far apart the gov-
ernment clinics are spread out, and how
they assist patients who live in the com-
munities of Sandy Point and Moore's Is-
land in the south; Cooper's Town, Fox
Town and Green Turtle Cay in the north;
and Marsh Harbour and Hope Town in
central Abaco.
The main lecturer during the workshop
was Dr. Latonia Moncur, CNCD physi-
cian manager. She outlined ways to man-
age diabetes and went on to cover the
medications used to treat diabetes includ-
ing insulin.
A major concern among many of the
doctors and nurses is that most patients ex-
pect to receive free medication. They said

some will wait until the clinic acquires the
medication rather than purchase it from
the pharmacy. Moncur advised that they
stress the importance of patients filling
their prescriptions on time to avoid risks
such as diabetic comas or possibly death.
The cases of diabetes found in the Baha-
mian population are projected to increase
from an estimated 12,000 persons pres-
ently affected. "If we don't intervene, they
will develop diabetes," Dr. Moncur pre-
dicted, adding that lifestyle modifications
need to be initiated.
Obesity and lack of exercise are con-
tributing factors in those who will or al-
ready have developed diabetes. Preven-
tion is key, so screenings should also be
carried out, especially in those patients
who have certain risk factors like a family
history of diabetes or a pregnant woman
who may have developed gestational dia-
betes. Borderline diabetes is now referred
to as pre-diabetes because it gives the
wrong perception of the disease, she ex-
Following the lecture on diabetes, pre-
sentations were made on hypertension and
asthma in adult patients.
Nurse Karen Farrington, diabetes edu-
cator, and Dr. Monique Mitchell, a po-
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Central Abaco Primary School to share the
company's one-year birthday cake with the
students who excelled academically last
year and made the honor roll. On hand for
the celebration was Superintendent of Edu-
cation Lenora Black, who was encouraged
by this gesture of kindness. The students
welcomed them by singing a revised rendi-
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Kenneth Romer stated that Sky Bahamas
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by Capt. Butler and Brianna Greene; both
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October 1 2009

aAMaL Local Government at Work

Marsh Harbour Town Committee Sept 9
By Navardo Saunders
A Marsh Harbour Town Committee
meeting came to an abrupt end after two
members of the committee walked out dur-
ing a heated discussion over the decision
to terminate a street cleaning contract for
the city.
Committee member Yvonne Key brought
up the contract at the start of the meet-
ing and pleaded with her fellow commit-
tee members to reconsider the termination
of the contract held by Robert Marshall,
whom she described as an outstanding em-
At the previous meeting the commit-
tee voted 3-2 in favour of terminating Mr.
Marshall's $8,000 per month contract at
the end of September.
Mrs. Key strongly disagreed with the
committee's decision. "Beside keeping our
streets immaculate, Mr. Marshall and his
crew can be called on at any time to assist
in any way," she said. "Whether it's in a
hurricane he's there helping to secure the
city. If there is a dead dog in the road and
he is called to move it, he asks no ques-
tions. They are not obligated to do so, but
they do it anyway. I don't think there is
anybody on the island who is willing to do
what Marshall and his crew have done for
this city."
Mrs. Key said that Marshall recently
bought a truck to carry out his duties more
efficiently. Had he any knowledge that the
contract would have been terminated pre-
maturely, he most likely would not have
invested in the truck. He has had the con-
tract for a number of years, and it does not
expire until next year.
Chairman Roscoe Thompson III said that

while he agrees that Marshall and his crew
are outstanding workers, the contract en-
tered into with Marshall is illegal. "In fact,
all the contracts that have been entered into
with Mr. Marshall over the years are il-
legal." The contracts are illegal because
Marshall is a Haitian, which makes him
ineligible to enter into a contract with the
Town Committee since those contracts are
exclusively for Bahamians, according to
Mr. Thompson.
He also said the directive to terminate
the contract held by Marshall, a Haitian,
came from a representative of the Central
Government and the local committee voted
in favour of upholding that decision. Mrs.
Key said that while she understands that it
is illegal for contracts to be entered into
with non-Bahamians, she feels the con-
tract granted to Marshall should be hon-
oured until it expires next year.
Meanwhile, another committee member
Colon Curry took exception to remarks by
Mrs. Key and Mr. Thompson that there is
not anyone else on the island who could
perform in the manner in which Marshall
and his crew have performed. "That is ut-
ter nonsense," Mr. Curry said. "There
are many Bahamians here who can do just
as good as a job or even better.
While Mr. Curry was speaking, about
10 Bahamians were waiting outside to
present their proposals to the committee
for the $8,000 per month street cleaning
But that did not happen after Mrs. Key
and Danny Sawyer walked out, leaving
less than the required number of commit-
tee members to form a quorum to continue
the meeting. Mr. Sawyer walked out be-
cause he was tired of the bickering.
Mr. Thompson adjourned the meeting,
which only lasted about 30 minutes. Mat-
ters on the agenda were not discussed at

Murphy Town Committee Sept. 14
By Samantha V. Evans
The Murphy Town Township held its
monthly meeting on September 14 at the
Burial Society in Murphy Town. The
meeting was chaired by Chairman Renardo
Curry. Six of the members were in atten-
The speaker for the meeting was Sgt.
Raquel Metellus, officer in charge of com-
munity relations of the Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force. She spoke to the members on
starting a neighborhood watch program to
focus on watching out for crime in their
community. She encouraged them to be
their brother's keeper. Once they do, this
will help them to feel safe.
This spirit of community is badly need-
ed as she noted that many burglaries take
place in this community and it appears to
be increasing. When a surveillance group
is formed, it can be the eyes and ears of the
police. She would like
to deter the guys who
hang out on the blocks
as they are a negative
influence for the chil-
Mr. Curry stated
that they are concerned
about the increasing
reports of house bur-
glaries as well and
added that they need
a watch group in place
immediately. Even
though they do not
have a name for the
group, they want one
started to make resi-
dents feel safer. Ms.
Metellus stated that Hope Town Distr
she has already con- for Hope Town
tacted some residents Port Authority in
who are ready to serve Sweeting, Glenn

but she wanted the support of the govern-
ing body of the community. Hence, she
came to speak with them.
Eugene Dawkins suggested that the po-
lice need to look into obtaining sufficient
vehicles to police the area and to respond
to calls in a timely fashion because in the
past, they have had many excuses as to
why they did not respond quickly. The res-
idents are tired of this and need the police
to respond quickly and not allow criminals
time to rummage through their homes and
take what they want. They all agree that
more police presence is needed in Murphy
Town. A healthy dialogue ensued and ad-
ditional suggestions made.
Afterwards, the members discussed the
way forward for their community projects.
They agreed to keep their contracts going
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sAka. Local Government at Work

Local Gov. From Page 78

submitted for the cleaning of side streets
were opened and discussed. The members
stated that they are pleased with the work
that was being done, but they need to de-
cide on one major project to work on this
year; one that they can complete and that
the people would be proud of. They dis-
cussed a few possibilities but decided to
plan a town meeting to let the community
decide on the project to be undertaken. The
day and time for this will be decided at the
next meeting.

Hope Town District Council Sept. 9
Nassau bypasses Hope Town council
The unexpected arrival of a barge and
backhoe at a Hope Town Marina on Sep-
tember 9 put residents and Council mem-
bers on high alert. The contractor was
told to halt all work until permits were ap-
proved. A few days later the Council was
notified by the marina owner's lawyer that
the approval had been issued by the Port
Department in Nassau.
At the September 17 Council meeting,
the new owner of the Hope Town Marina
property across the harbour was present
and showed letters of approval for dredg-
ing the cove at the property to six feet.
This is the controlling depth for boats en-
tering the harbour. Council members were

The Hope Town District Council members did an on-site inspection of the property across
the harbour where Hope Town Inn and Marina will be built. The Council is upset that
permissions have been granted in Nassau without any input from local residents. The
work will entail the removal of a few mangroves and dredging the area to six feet. Capt.
Cyril Roker from the Port Board and David Knowles from the Bahamas National Trust
accompanied the Council members.

told that a member of the BEST commis-
sion in Nassau had visited the site. This
further irritated Council members who felt
they were intentionally being by-passed
from the approval process.
Council members were upset and con-
cerned that they had neither been consulted
for the 51-slip dock nor had the application
and associated work been submitted to the
Hope Town Council for recommendation
as required. Neither was the Port Direc-
tor in Marsh Harbour aware of this Nassau
approval. The scope of work authoriza-
tion extended to the removal of two small
mangrove clumps on the north shore of the
cove. This was justified by placing rip-rap
under the shore-side dock for fish habitat.
A wastewater treatment facility is in-
cluded in the marina design as a well as a
public pump-out station for boats.
At noon Council members crossed the
harbour to see first hand what was pro-
posed and how it might impact the neigh-
bouring properties.
They also went by boat to the end of
Nigh Creek where mangroves were being
removed for dock construction. It was sub-
sequently disclosed that a dock application
had been approved about three years previ-
ously although payment for the permit was
only made several weeks ago. It was clear
that a dock permit had been approved for
this site. It was not obvious if the origi-
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groves which would have required Nassau
It was pointed out that there are many
docks in the area on the outside edge of
mangroves with shore access walkways
threaded through the vegetation. In this
case, the damage had been done, a permit
had been issued and construction was al-

lowed to continue.
At the previous meeting, Councillors
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were corrected. These deficiencies had
been noted in late winter by the hotel in-
spection team from Nassau and a followup
was requested to ensure compliance.
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By Jennifer Hudson
What would Hope Town be like, one
wonders, had Vernon Malone not spent
his entire life there? He has had such a
positive influence on the community in so
many ways that he has been affectionately
dubbed the Mayor of Hope Town. What-
ever your need, Mr. Malone will help you
sort it out, whether you are a family mem-
ber, long time resident whom he knows
well or a newly arrived visitor. Vernon can
usually be found either in his small but well
stocked grocery store on Back Street, in his
bakery "out back" or conducting a wed-
ding ceremony either in St. James Method-
ist Church where he is a lay preacher or on
one of the cay's beautiful beaches.
Vernon became a Marriage Officer
in 1994 at the request of the Ministry of
Tourism when it first began developing
Abaco as an island destination for wed-
dings. On May 21 of this year he officiated
at his 700th wedding ceremony when he
pronounced John and Lori Pomeroy "hus-
band and wife" on the beach of the Hope
Town Harbour Lodge. Vernon enjoys per-
forming marriage ceremonies and is a very
popular choice amongst couples seeking
a marriage officer as his ceremonies are
very beautiful and also personal. At every
ceremony he presides over, he offers the
same good wishes he and his wife, Bob-
bie, received by telegram on their wedding
day over 40 years ago. "May your years
together be as bright and sunny as our Ba-
hamian skies."
Of course, having presided over 700
plus ceremonies, he has many memories.
The saddest wedding he was ever at was on
Man-O-War Cay where he waited for one
hour with the nervous bridegroom, and the
bride never showed up. Instead a little girl
arrived and said, "She's not coming!" The
funniest was at a ceremony on the stern of
the William H. Albury sailboat in Man-O-
War harbour when, after he had pronounced
the couple husband and wife, they sur-

prised him
by disap-
pearing over
the side of
? the boat into
the water in
Their wed-
ding attire.
In addition
to ceremo-
Vernon Malone nies on El-
bow Cay and the surrounding cays, Ver-
non is also asked to conduct weddings on
mainland Abaco and has even been asked
into Nassau on a couple of occasions. He
is proud to have several celebrity weddings
to his credit.
Charles Vernon Malone was born on
December 11, 1937, to Eddie and Olive
Malone. Olive hailed from Marsh Harbour
but Eddie was a Hope Town native and
a direct descendant of famous Wyannie
Malone, making Vernon a seventh genera-
tion descendant. The Malone family home
was one of those taken from Wilson City
after it closed. Vernon has heard that it was
cut into sections so that it could be floated
and towed across to Hope Town, then re-
"It was great growing up in Hope
Town," reminisces Vernon. "We ate a
lot healthier since we grew whatever was
in season and had a diet of seafood every
day. Seafood was so plentiful that my fa-
ther even used lobster for bait. We raised
hogs and chickens and to this day I have
a problem with eating beef as I was never
brought up on it."
Vernon began school at the age of 5
years as was the rule at that time and left
at the age of 17. The Hope Town school in
those days stood on the same site it does
today but instead of the nicely refurbished
and equipped building in use now, it con-
sisted then of one large room and one small
room with just two teachers-- a principal
and a monitor. Children had the choice of

going to school barefoot or wearing shoes.
"We were very fortunate as we had a re-
tired school teacher on the cay who did
tutoring, and we also did correspondence
courses out of London," he remembers.
Most of the activities centred around
the sea, and everyone had his own sail-
ing dinghy. The children enjoyed playing
ball games such as "rounders." Evenings
were spent around the kerosene lamp ei-
ther reading, playing games or just sitting
talking as a family. Vernon's mother was
a seamstress, and she would sew as they
talked. There is never a time Vernon can
remember that he did not attend Sunday
School. He was brought up in the Brethren
Church and attended the Gospel Hall Sun-
day School each Sunday at 3 o'clock. Once
a teenager and able to think for himself, he
began going to the Methodist Church as it
held an evening service whereas the Breth-
ren did not. The Brethren Church in Hope
Town closed in the late 60's.
Vernon, a dedicated Christian, became a
local preacher in the Methodist Church and
has continued this commitment for 35 plus
years. He also preaches most Sundays at
the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church
in Marsh Harbour and has preached in
most of the churches on Eleuthera, Bimini
and in Nassau. He was invited to preach
in a Methodist Church in St. Petersburg,
Florida, after the church donated the pews
for the St. James Church when it was re-
The family loved the company of friends
and neighbours, and Vernon remembers
the house always being full of visitors.
Christmas was an especially busy time as
the entire day of Christmas Eve was spent
baking pies and other goodies ready to be
put on the table on Christmas morning for
all the friends and neighbours to come in
and share in the food. Sunday after lunch
was a time Vernon especially enjoyed as
it was "down time" when no one did any
work. "If you saw a boat going out of the
harbour on a Sunday afternoon, you knew

something was wrong," he remembers.
After leaving school, Vernon began his
working life as a dishwasher at the New
Hope but soon moved up to run the kitchen
for several years before going a little fur-
ther afield to Nassau to work. After only
being away for 18 months, he returned
to the New Hope, later to become Elbow
Cay Club. In 1962 Vernon opened his own
shop. He used the experience gained at
Elbow Cay Club to begin a little catering
service. He inherited baking skills from his
parents as both of them baked and Vernon
described this as "a family thing" in his
house. Baking bread was a common oc-
currence in those days. When people saw
the products Vernon was bringing in for
his catering service, people wanted to buy
those products so he began stocking them
for customers, thus the famous Vernon's
Grocery Store was born.
His was the first store in Hope Town
to have a deep freeze. It was run by gen-
erator at that time as the cay was not elec-
trified until 1972. "We can supply all of
your grocery needs including fresh baked
bread, pies and rolls, fresh fruit and veg-
etables, U.S. meats, imported cheeses and
dairy products," Vernon is proud to be
able to say, and he is especially famous for
his delectable key lime pies. People love
to go into Vernon's Grocery where they
receive a cheery welcome from Vernon
and his wife Bobbie. They enjoy browsing
amongst the hundreds of very humorous
and often inspirational quips and quotes
on index cards pinned up throughout the
store. "Originally it was Bobbie who start-
ed it all by putting up a quote for the day.
This caught on so well that people started
asking if they could contribute, and it just
evolved," says Vernon, who has now run
out of room for them all and has surplus
stacks of them under his counter.
Earlier this year Vernon was awarded
the Queen's Certificate and Badge of Hon-

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Lot #51 (15,000 sq. ft.) w/building, Murphy Town, Abaco
Appraised Value $102,420
Portion of Lot #69 (15,000 sq. ft.) Front Street, Murphy Town, Abaco
Appraised Value $29,250
Lot #55 (6,900 sq. ft.) w/building Murphy Tow, Abaco
Appraised Value $82,075
Lot #45 (60' x 160') w/14 room motel 3,900 sq. ft. Sandy Point, Abaco
Appraised Value $485,700
Lot #87 (120 sq. ft.) w/4 cottages & 1 storage building totaling 4,186 sq. ft.
Sand Bank, Treasure Cay, Abaco Appraised Value $880,308
Portion Lot #42 (5940 sq. ft.) Dundas Town, Abaco
Appraised Value $26,730
Please contact the Marsh Harbour office
Ph: 367-2489 Fax 367-4735
Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour

Appraised Value $50,000

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October 1 ,2009

October 1, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 21

Interview From Page 20

our for service to the community, an hon-
our everyone felt was very well deserved.
Over the years the Mayor of Hope Town
has been involved in the Wyannie Malone
Historical Museum, the Board of Works,
the Hope Town Association and Social
Services which he especially enjoyed in
addition to his many years of service to the
church as Lay Preacher. These days he has
cut back his activities quite a lot as he felt
that he was getting involved in too much.
"I feel that now I can do more for people
from my own little store than being in a
big organization bound by rules and regu-
lations. Now I have freedom to get things
done whenever they are needed," he ex-
plains adding how much he loves looking
after the community.
Vernon is amazed that there are now
only about 38 people living in Hope Town
who were actually born there out of the
200 to 300 year-round residents. The pop-
ulation doubles in winter and Vernon feels
that, "the influx of tourism is really a two
edged sword because, although it has pro-
vided a way of living, it has also destroyed
a way of living and has sadly taken away
the way of life where everyone had time to
be a neighbour."
Vernon is married to Barbara Malone of
Virginia, who is always by his side help-
ing him. They are the proud parents of two
children, Brian, who is married to Cat and
lives in Tampa, Florida, and Bonnie, who
is married to Arnold Hall and lives in Hope
Town. Bonnie is the Hope Town Fire Chief
and has followed in her father's footsteps
of community service. Arnold and Bon-
nie have a son, Charles Albert, who is the
apple of his grandpa's and grandma's eye.

Rangers Begin

their Recruitment
By Samantha V. Evans
September was recruitment month for
the Royal Bahamas Defense Forces Rang-
er Program. The officers visited all of the
high schools to speak to the students about
the program during their assembly. They
left application forms at the schools for stu-
dents to fill out. They have a new group
in the north at S.C. Bootle High School
where 15 new recruits now meet for prac-
tice on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The students from the Central Abaco area
meet at Abaco Central High School on
Thursday at the same time.
The lead instructor for the Rangers
program is Able Seaman Rosito Thomas,
who is assisted by Marine Seamen Anthon
Johnson and Emmerson Moss. The new
recruits must attend the program from Sep-
tember to April in order to take part in the
installation ceremony.
The Rangers who graduated in April
of this year will still attend the program
but will now focus on leadership training
where they are given tasks to perform to
earn rank structures.
The Rangers program teaches young
people from grades 7 through 12 about
responsibility, leadership skills, basic sur-
vival skills, character development, social
skills and parade training. The students
take part in a wide range of activities, com-
petitions, socials, hikes, swimming, com-
munity service, games, seminars and drills
with trained offers to help them to develop
self-worth, discipline, and work towards
achieving their goals. There is a $25 ap-
plication fee for all entrants.

Living Longer

with a Healtthy Life

High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

By Dr. Keith Lewis
High blood pressure is a major risk fac-
tor for heart and kidney diseases, stroke
and heart failure. Undetected high blood
pressure is especially dangerous in that it
gives no prior warning signs or symptoms;
therefore, it is important to have your
blood pressure checked regularly!
High blood pressure is related to your
body producing too much insulin. As your
insulin levels rise, it causes your blood
pressure to increase. Research published
in 1986 in the journal Diabetes, reported
that nearly two-thirds of the test subjects
who were insulin resistant also had high
blood pressure.
Measures you can take to limit your
chance of high blood pressure consist of
maintaining a healthy weight, exercising,
reducing salt and sodium, managing your
stress levels, avoiding foods that boost in-
sulin levels, balancing your omega-6 and

omega-3 fat ratios and normalizing your
vitamin D levels.
Some dietary supplements that help
with managing high blood pressure are po-
tassium, calcium, magnesium, garlic and
most importantly, fish oils.
If you would like to have your blood
pressure checked, contact Dr. Keith Lewis
at Auskell Advanced Medical. Dr. Lew-
is is also Board Certified in Anti-Aging
Medicine and can assist you not only with
a chiropractic adjustment but also with the
proper combination and choice of dietary
supplements to improve your health. If it
is not a problem that Dr. Lewis can help
you with, he will refer you to a proper spe-
cialist. You may contact Dr. Lewis at 242-
699-9014 or email him at drlewis@lcbs.

Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Retail/ Office space available for lease at
Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor
unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
able now. Call 367-3262

Blackwood 4 Kids Apartment 2 bed, 1 bath,
kitchen, fully furnished. 1st/ last month and
deposit required. No pets. Call 365-0600 or
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

Central Pines 2 bed 1 bath apt. fully furnished.
Call 367-5901 for mre info
Close to Great Cistern 2 bed 11/2 bath town
house, fully furnished, sea views. Call 242-445-
2498 or 242-324-1047
Great Cistern 3 bed, 2/2 bath, 3 story with
water view. Please call 475-4848 or 367-5867
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view $900/
mo. long term. Also available weekly. Call
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
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 2 bed, 2 bath fully furnished
house overlooking Sea of Abaco. Close to town.
$1800/ mo. Call 367-7653
Murphy Town apartment, fully furnished.
$800/ month. For further info call 357-6876

Close to Great Cistern triplex, each unit 2
bed 11/2 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 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with el-
evation, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome.
Guana Cay, dramatic ocean & Sea of Abaco
views, three sides floor to ceiling glass, incred-
ible 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@atlantaindus-

Water front lots in Little Abaco

Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft town-
houses 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 redeco-
rated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis
courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705-
295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net
WPB Condo Furnished 2 bed 1 bath; A/C;
Internet ready. Ideal for students. 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

S- -**mm
Pine Bay, Little Abaco The most affordable
water front lots w/ paved road and electricity in
the Bahamas! Starting at $39,500. Owner financ-
ing reserve now with $500 Call 427-5316

Marc Binard, MD, willbe at

Abaco Family Medicine

October 10-18, 2009

and will be seeing patients

Esther Network holds

women's conference

By Julieth Stuart-McCafferty
Scores of women drove to Treasure
Cay from all over Abaco to participate in
the 2nd Annual Esther Network Kingdom
Women Conference. Under the theme The
Outpouring, the four-day gathering was
held from September 9th to September 12th
at the Treasure Cay Community Center.
The Esther Network's mission is "To as-
sist and encourage women to discover and
embrace their purpose to fulfill their God
given assignment on earth." The Founder
of the Esther Network, Tara Sawyer-Moss,
is a purpose-driven young Abaconian.
On the first three nights attendees ex-
perienced an outpouring of the Holy Spir-
it. Speakers for these sessions included
Prophetess Brickelle McIntosh from Joy-
ful Sound Ministries, Nassau; Prophetess
Shirley Stubbs from Universal House-
hold of Faith Ministries, Freeport; and
Tara Sawyer-Moss, Conference Host.
The conference climaxed with a pow-
erful kingdom business expo in which ca-
reer women and homemakers received life
changing nuggets of wisdom. Among the
presenters were some of the leading ladies
in our community: First Lady Carmen Cor-
nish, Change Ministries International; Sim-
mone Bowe, Human Resources Director,

Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club; Carlene
Farquharson, Associate Attorney, Alexiou
Knowles & Co.; and Dr. Carille Farqu-
harson, a Family Medicine Specialist.
The keynote speaker for the event was
Deborah Bartlett, a veteran broadcaster
and Founder and President of the CEO
Network and Bartlett Communication.
Using a verse from Ecclesiastes as her
reference, Ms. Bartlett presented five
principles for women to embody to ac-
quire wealth. She stated that women
should be patient, master their profes-
sions, lead and inspire others to get to the
promised land, be committed to excel-
lence and be a team player. She stressed
that wealth begins with our thinking. Ms.
Bartlett explained that, "...the slave men-
tality is not a color but an attitude."
Ms. Sawyer-Moss expressed her
gratitude to all the supporters of the
Esther Network and noted that she was
pleased with the interest the 2009 confer-
ence sparked in the Abaco community.
Looking ahead to the network's plans
for 2010, Mrs. Moss indicated that her
organization, with the assistance of the
Department of Education, will establish
a mentorship program geared towards
Abaco's adolescent females.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wilchcombe were
just as surprised as the Cedar Harbour
community when two cars filled with po-
lice and CID officers came to their home
heavily armed with guns on September 8.
The elderly couple said their two-bed-
room home was searched as the officers
looked for their grandson, Edison Kemp,
also known as Eddie. Mr. Kemp is wanted
for questioning in the murder of Christo-
pher Edwin Pratt, an Abaconian who re-
sided in Freeport at the time of his death.
A young man not wishing to be identi-
fied said that the incident occurred between
3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Mrs. Mable Wilchcombe said the offi-
cers never produced a search warrant. She
told them that her grandson was not at her
residence as they swept through the home -
looking under her bed and in other possible
hiding areas. She told the officers to look
for her grandson at his parent's home. Ac-
cording to Mrs. Wilchcombe, they did not
follow her advice. Instead, they continued
to patrol the area near her home.
Those who were near the Wilchcombe
residence at the dock where fish are cleaned
were in an uproar over the officers' con-
duct. They said the officers should have
handled the Wilchcombes better than they
did in light of their age and Mr. Wilch-

combe's condition. Mr. Wilchcombe suf-
fers from heart problems and is wheelchair
The source said that the police had every
opportunity to question Mr. Kemp while
he was on Abaco and waited until he left to
go about the matter in a contrary way. He
said the couple was not in a good emotional
state, and Mrs. Wilchcombe's son had to
visit the home to comfort her. Her son and
other family members did not know what
was going on until the source contacted
Pratt was found on August 4 in his ve-
hicle on Grand Bahama, his body riddled
with gunshot wounds.

Sailors From Page 4
our most improved sailors!
All in all we were so very proud of each
one of our Junior Abaco sailors. In every
category they made their mark while both
proving and improving their abilities. They
showed that all the efforts made to offer
them these opportunities have been worth
the time and effort invested. We hope more
young Abaconians will join our Junior
Sailing programs and strive to achieve the
success of those now representing us.


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

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

Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
St. James
Hope Town
Sunday Services
9:30 & 11
SMission House

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

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

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

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

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




Daily, Weekly or
Monthly Rentals

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


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

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

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

baco Island Pharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
L islanpharmacy@yahoo.com

Abaco A & D Trucking
or Adele
Phone 577-0184 577-0220
RO. 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

Police search elder

couple's home



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October 1 ,2009

October 1, 2009

Nurse Williams promotes breast feeding

By Samantha V. Evans
Nursing Officer Trineka Williams returned to Abaco
to work at the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic on
August 26th after spending nine years in Nassau super-
vising the lactation department under the Ministry of
Public Health. The focus of this section was on parent
craft and breast feeding. She has a passion for training
mothers and had sessions for mothers on a daily basis. In
fact, she had an entire program set up and at the end of
it, the mothers received certificates and prizes. She plans
to duplicate that program here on Abaco.
Nurse Williams has been in this profession for over
20 years and has worked as a midwife, trained nurse and
now a nursing officer. She has worked in the hospital, in
the community, in all government clinics in Nassau, as
the nurse in charge on Andros where she headed lacta-
tion before she came to Abaco. She has done it all but
her ultimate goal is to become head nurse.
When an opening became available for her to return to
her husband's hometown, she quickly took it. Now that
she is back on Abaco, her focus will be on education,
educating the community and visiting the schools to have
sessions with students about health care issues. When she
arrived, she immediately realized that there is a lot to be

Items foi

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

The Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Har-
bour, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, is seek-
ing qualified applicants for the follow-
ing position:
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
Looking for someone to cook, clean and take
care of family member. Salary negotiable.
Contact 367-2929
Swimsuit models wanted. Auditions Saturday,
Oct. 24 2009 @ 1pm. 18-30 yrs, in fit condi-
tion. Bring swimwear/lingerie Abaco Photos,
Memorial Plaza. Serious inquires only. Call

done at the Marsh Harbour
Government Clinic. She
began her Parent Craft and
Breast Feeding one-hour
talks at the Marsh Har-
bour Clinic on September
1st. The classes are held
Son Tuesdays at 8 a.m. The
topics she will address in
Nurse Trineta Williams this series include the im-
portance of antenatal care,
sexually transmitted infections, body changes, breathing
and exercise, labour and child birth, nutrition and preg-
nancy, care of the infant, postnatal care and family plan-
ning and child development.
On September 15th she spoke on breast feeding. Mrs.
Williams is passionate about teaching new mothers to
breast feed their babies, especially during the first six
months of life. She firmly believes that it is crucial for the
proper health and development of the baby. When babies
receive formula, she stated, they grow up to be more ag-
gressive, are not as smart as breast fed babies and are less
mannerly. After six months, she stated that parents can
introduce them to mashed potatoes, juice and vegetables.

5iIIUU m A v eri e I

r Sale. Commercial Service. Cars

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
Used office furniture, desks, chairs, confer-
ence table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for
more info.


L1VuJ al lU~ Duoa, w/ LUUJ .Lu nr nuiionua l-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295

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

07 Toyota Rav 4, pristine condition, only
7500 miles, pearl white paint, grey/blk inte-
rior. Asking $19K. Contact 577-0098

Red Yamaha Jog 100cc Scooter, like new,
with spare parts and helmet. $1,800. Call 266-

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

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

New airport runway will

be opened for daytime
Senator Vincent Vaderpool-Wallace, Minister of
Tourism, was the keynote speaker at the Abaco Busi-
ness Outlook held in Marsh Harbour on September
23. He announced that the new runway at the Marsh
Harbour airport will be put into service for daytime
use only. This will allow both commercial and private
planes to come in without the danger of damaging
their landing gear. Many planes have had extensive
damage due to a dip in the current runway. This is a
particularly important to jets many of which will not
come to this airport because of the dangerous situa-
tion. The current runway will be used as a taxiway.
The dip is not critical at low speeds.
Mr. Vanderpool Wallace also announced that a
new fire engine will be coming for the Marsh Harbour
airport to replace the one that has been out of service
since June. During these recent months the Marsh
Harbour Volunteer Fire Department has maintained
a truck with two firemen at the airport from 7 a.m. to
8:30 p.m. at a great cost both monetarily and in hours
of service. He mentioned that a trained fire crew will
also be stationed here.


& Boats


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

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

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.

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

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 242-

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Charming residence designed with Well appointed, turn-key, 4 bedroom,
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments, 4 bath harbour front residence is a
a large 2 car garage and utility room. boater's dream with private dockage.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158 $1,799,000. Ref. AS11242

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Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
velopment with pool and beach, dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
Starting at $445,000. Ref. AS10890 $795,000. Ref. AS10905

3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665

Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. P810616

Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,00. Ref. AS11127

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

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On a quiet island paradise, this
ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
2 baths, and a garage.
$799,000. Ref. AS11241

3 bedroom, 3 bath hilltop cottage
with a private 140 ft. dock. Ideal
family home or vacation getaway.
$2,395,000. Ref. PS10662

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Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course residence with pool. Within
a golf club and sporting retreat.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701

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

WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13.770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation fora 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
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,
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with :Ii cir dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise : All ameni-
ties 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 Subdi-
vision. 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. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. 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. $225,000. AS10731


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This newly built, 1,600
sq. ft. residence featuring
3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
occupies an ample 5,595
sq. ft. homesite with
panoramic ocean views.
$579,000. PS10640

9.826 sq. ft. lot just
south of Hope Town Set-
tlement. Ideal as a
homesite, and is one of
the rare properties avail-
able here suited for com-
mercial development.
$90,000. AS11109

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

| -'Ii -r,; Calamity's Cottage
This private, 4 bedroom,
_"- 4 bath vacation home is a
./ relaxing island retreat
A and enjoys a/c, covered
S.ipatio, and dockage to ac-
I 1 commodate boats to 65'.
-- Sleeps 8 comfortably.
I =$3,000/week
S ,..e _-~ R- ef. AR10554

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4 bedroom boater's haven featuring Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath re-
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio, treat with generator, tools, and utility
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience. vehicle. Near the beach.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006 $349,000. Ref. AS10648

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

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

Cotat s-
foryour F|

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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