Title: Abaconian
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Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: June 1, 2008
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t VOLUME 15, NUMBER 11 JUNE st, 2008
VOLUME 15, NUMBER 11 JUNE 1st, 2008

Students won awards at Special Olympics

Every Child Counts athletes excelled in swimming, track and field
May 24th was a banner day for a team of
. -- -- 25 Special Olympic athletes from Abaco who
... y. -s entvs' otcompeted in the Bahamian national Special
SsOlympics in Nassau. The team was formed
a ng for m ad with the assistance of the Every Child Counts
SSchool in mid-March and although their time
i to train was brief, they came home with 11
: Gold medals, 15 Silver medals, 16 Bronze
medals as well as nine 4th place ribbons and
Three ribbons for 5th place.
Swimming, Track and Field were the
sports for this national competition that
S is held annually by Special Olympics Ba-
hamas. Athletes from New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Long Island competed
side by side with our Abaco athletes. In
keeping with Special Olympics Interna-
S, I tional guidelines, athletes as young as 8
years old are allowed to compete.
'nty-five students of Every Child Counts traveled to Nassau to compete in the Bahamas National Special Olympics in swimming, For the past eight weeks, students at the
k and field. Many came back with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards as well as other awards for their accomplishments. They school have been preparing for the track
e competing with children from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Long Island, a total of 225 participants. Their successes were very & field events with daily conditioning
ouraging for them and they are anticipating competing the end of the year in basketball. Every Child Counts is a school in Marsh sessions and weekly trips to the track at
-bour for developmentally disabled children who are not able to learn in normal classrooms. Children come to the schoolfrom the Murphy Town Park for specific event
over Abaco where they receive special help geared to their specific needs. practice. Athletes were coached by teach-
ers Mars Lawley and Rita Salvatore with
assistance from part time Abaco resident
Plans are show n for Janet Hamilton. Fund raising was started
Plans are show n for right away to cover the airfare expenses
and thanks to the efforts and contributions

Please see ECC Page 2

Illegal Immigrants
Apprehended in
South Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Police, Immigration and Customs offi-
cers were all involved in the apprehension
of a group of illegal immigrants in South
Abaco on May 7. Following information
received, seven Dominicans were appre-
hended in the Sandy Point area where they
had been hiding out in the bush since the
previous evening. After spending the night
in the bush with no food or water, two men
went into the settlement the following day
to obtain provisions and were spotted, the
Police and Immigration Departments were
informed and officials arrived and made
the arrests.
The seven Dominicans along with two
Cubans, who had arrived by boat, appeared
in the Marsh Harbour Magistrates Court
the following morning. It was discovered
that the Dominicans had been dropped off
by an unmarked plane and had each paid
$5,000 to the pilot. Judge Crawford McK-
ee stated, "The fact that they were all tray-
Please see Immigrants Page 29

Nomination Day for

Local Government
Those nominating must submit their papers on
June 3 between 9 am 12 Noon at
Administrators' offices in Cooper's Town,
Marsh Harbour or Sandy Point

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Snake Cay development

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A proposed development for Snake Cay called Angel Cays Resort will have a marina with 180 boat slips, a 100-room hotel, 100
townhouse units and 71 residential lots. Plans also call for a restaurant, convention center, spa, shops and chapel. The existing
dock will be rebuilt and extended north to provide protection for the marina. The company has been given approval by the National
Economic Council for a scaled-down project. The developers originally wanted to acquire Tuggy's Cay and Bunk's Cay, both
behind Snake Cay. The company now has to present to government an Environmental Impact Assessment and their financial plan
before they will be granted further approvals. See story on page 4.

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ECC athletes did well at National Special Olympics

ECC From Page 1
of the Abaco community, Mrs. Mary Got-
tlieb purchased tickets on BahamasAir for
a crew of 25 athletes and 16 teachers, par-
ents and chaperones. Housing was gener-
ously provided by Special Olympics Ba-
hamas. In addition, Fleet Feet in Stuart,
Florida, very generously donated a brand
new pair of running shoes for each athlete
on the team.
The competition started off on the right
foot with Abaco swimmers Eric Mernard,
Miles Cornish and Patrick Darville placing
2nd, 3rd and 4th in the boys 100m free-
style swim. Shortly after that Miles Cor-
nish took the Gold in the boys 25m free-
style and 50m freestyle with Eric Mernard
taking the Bronze in the 50m event. The
4x25 meter relay team comprised of Miles
Cornish, Eric Mernard, Patrick Darville
and Roberto Darville brought home the
After a brief lunch break the Official
Opening of the Games was held and
Abaco was honored to have young Keith
Clarke be the torch runner representing
our island. The torch was brought in by
the Nassau Police who hold a Special
Olympics torch run event every year to
raise funds for Bahamian National Special
Olympics. The Police, running in forma-
tion, handed the torch off to young Keith,
who then ran it to the next athlete from
Grand Bahama, who then ran it to the
athletes from New Providence and Long
Island. Following the torch run, Abaco
athletes Patrick Darville and Karen Swain
led all the athletes in the Special Olympics
oath "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let
me be brave in the attempt!" With that,
the games were opened and the track

events began.
Abaco's first Gold medal in the track
events was brought home by Savieon
Dean, who did the 20 meter assisted walk.
Savieon walks with the assistance of a spe-
cial 4-wheeled walker. Shortly after that
Vincent and James Major participated in
the 50 meter walk and then Myron Sawyer
brought home the Bronze medal in the 50
meter dash, with Eric Sawyer in hot pur-
suit. The 200m run was hotly contested
but Ashtonique Murray brought home the
Gold in her age division and Karen Swain,
Deangela Murray and Madelaine Auguste
brought home the Silver, Bronze and a
4th place ribbon in their age division. The
4x100 meter girls relay team made up of
Madelain Auguste, Roneisha Jean, An-
astasia Sawyer and Karen Swain brought
home a Bronze and the boys' team made up
of Miles Cornish, Roberto Darville, Eric
Mernard and Tony Russell brought home
a Silver medal.
In the 400 meter events Abaco had a
very strong showing with Gold medal per-
formances by Anastasia Sawyer and Karen
Swain. Natalie St.Luc and Roneisha Jean
took silver in their age groups and Ashto-
nique Murray and Deangela Murray brought
home the Bronze in their age groups.
The boys were not to be outdone. Tony
Russell took the Gold in his age group.
Roman Adderley, Roberto Darville, and
Miles Cornish each took Silver in their age
groups while Nathaniel Hall, Joe Bodie and
Anthony Garcon took the Bronze in their
age groups. Wilgene Jean and Keith Clarke
pulled in 4th and 5th place ribbons.
Abaco also performed well in the 100
meter dash. Anastasia Sawyer brought
home the Gold in her age group while
Ashtonique Murray, Roneisha Jean, Ro-

man Adderley, Miles Cornish and Tony
Russell all brought home Silver in their
age groups. Natalie St Luc, Deangela Mur-
ray, Nathaniel Hall and Roberto Darville
all brought home the Bronze in their age
groups. Karen Swain, Joey Bodie and Eric
Mernard all took 4th place ribbons.
In the field events O'Brien Darville
brought home the Gold medal in the ten-
nis ball throw and the Silver medal in the
softball throw.
As the competition drew to a close, mu-
sic brought the athletes together for some
dancing and socializing. Lots of cheers and
handshakes were shared and it is sure that
memories of this event will last with these
athletes and their teachers for a lifetime.
The next Bahamian National Special
Olympics event will be a basketball invita-
tional in the early part of December. This
time our team will go up against not only

athletes from the Bahamas but also Cay-
man Islands and Jamaica. With this length
of time to train, the athletes should be ready
for the stiff competition they'll be sure to
face. Our Abaco athletes were already in
planning mode for this as they were on the
plane headed home on Sunday morning!
Special Olympics is an international
nonprofit organization dedicated to em-
powering individuals with disabilities to
become physically fit, productive and re-
spected members of society through sports
training and competition. Special Olympics
offers children and adults with disabilities
year-round training and competition in 30
Olympic-type summer and winter sports.
To get involved as a coach, volunteer or
supporter, please e-mail Lyn Major at lyn.
truman@abacoinet.com or call ECC at

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Police officers took the Bahamian National Special Olympics torch to the opening of the
games and relayed it to eight-year-old Keith Clarke. They helped him hold it until it was
passed on to the next runner.

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian

Snake Cay project is announced

Long standing rumors of a develop-
ment on Snake Cay were confirmed in
early May when the Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, confirmed 14
projects pending for Abaco with a com-
bined value of $2.5 billion. A proposed
project was included for Snake Cay. Other
than saying the tentative approval was for a
scaled-down project confined to the single
island cay of Snake Cay, he gave no fur-
ther details except to say that he was not
enthusiastic about it.
Approximately two weeks later on May
21, preliminary details were given by
Mr. James Vaughan, owner of Mangoes
Restaurant and one of the developers, at
a presentation to the Central Abaco Dis-
trict Council members and Marsh Harbour
Town Committee members.
The following facilities were originally
scheduled for the project named Angel
Cays Resort which included Snake Cay,

Tuggy's Cay and Bunk's Cay off the north
end of Tuggy's Cay.
* 180 slip Blue Flag marina
* 100 room condominium hotel
* 100 marina townhouses
* 71 residential waterfront lots
Facilities and amenities will include
* a swimming pool, beach bar and restau-
* spa, recreation area and convention cen-
* wellness center, tennis courts and games
* a ship's chandlery and assorted shops
* a chapel and public boat ramp
The project may be in a state of flux as
different artists' renderings show differ-
ent marina configurations. However, in all
cases marina development is shown on the
front or east side of Snake Cay with no ma-
rina activity on the south in Rouse's Hole
channel area.

This aerial photograph shows the causeway joining Snake Cay on the right and Tuggy's
Cay on the left. The developers of Angel Cays Resort are proposing to replace the cause-
way with a bridge and dredge the entire creek behind Snake Cay. This would allow docks
to be built along both sides of the waterway and give access to a boat ramp they are
proposing on the south end of Tuggy's Cay.

This is the site plan of the proposed Angel Cay Resort. Lower left is the marina and ma-
rina village. Above the dock is the hotel and condonium area. The light areas are slated
for residential lots. In the upper area is Tuggy's Cay which will also be residential. The

two dark areas are reserved for recreation.
made into a beach.
Mr. Vaughan explained that the devel-
opers intended to construct a bridge be-
tween Tuggy's Cay and Snake Cay coupled
with dredging a water-flow channel behind
Snake Cay to improve water conditions in
the extensive flats north and south of Snake
Im making his presentation to local gov-
ernment members, Mr. Vaughan asked for
their support in re-instating the inclusion of
Tuggy's Cay and Bunks Cay as the devel-
opers felt these two islands were crucial to
the development's success.
He was equally adamant that the land-
fill project inland from Snake Cay must be
moved. It is midway between Snake Cay
and Spring City on the access road, about
one and a half miles from Snake Cay. The
developers are prepared to assist in the re-

The shoreline in front of the hotel will be

location of this facility. To this end those
present were shown an aerial photo with a
proposed landfill site about half way be-
tween Spring City and the Marsh Harbour
Snake Cay has been an Abaco landmark
since 1959 when it was the base of the
Owens Illinois logging operation. It has
remained vacant since the Owens Illinois
sugar operation ceased in 1970.
Snake Cay is in the center of a 10-mile
stretch of tidal flats from Witches Point to
Bucaroon Bay and interspersed with iso-
lated cays is known as the Angel Cays. It
is a vast marine nursery area.
Mr. Ingraham stated at the earlier meet-
ing that the developers have a one-year
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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

Fidelity held seminar for women

By Julian Lockhart
Fidelity Financial, the new kid on the
block, is flexing its muscle against the old
vanguard within the banking industry here
on Abaco. With less than a year of service
on Abaco, Fidelity is putting a new face
on the banking business for consumers and
showed its commitments to its customers
and future customers with a free Women's
Only Seminar on money management.
The bank is reaching out to Abaconi-
ans and the seminar dubbed Increase Your
Wow, Your Worth and Your Wealth saw
over 50 women get together at New Vision
Ministries to learn about becoming more
money savvy and to increase their financial
Fidelity president Gregory Bethel said,
"We can live up to all of our promises be-
cause not only do we have the finest prod-
ucts, but our people deliver those products
and services, and they are held account-
able for every promise I made today. We
are interested in a long term relationship,
rather than a quick profit on a quick trans-
action. We aren't stupid. If people believe
that we really want to help them and want
a lifetime relationship, we will get that
lifetime relationship. You have to show
them in a tangible way and that is money.
Money matters more than promises. We
have opened a branch on Abaco, and it was
time to come and introduce ourselves to the
women of Abaco and talk to them about
their special needs and requirements. We
are interested in all sectors," Mr. Bethel
The seminar focused on How to Increase
Your Wow, How to Increase Your Wealth,
and What Your Bank Doesn't Want You to
Know about Fidelity.
Mr. Bethel said they decided to have a

Mr. Gregory Bethel, President of Fidelity
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Branch manager Victoria Albury was
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By Jennifer Hudson
Mr. Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco at-
tended the annual Weather Conference
held in Freeport on April 11. This confer-
ence, which was attended by more than
100 meteorologists from around the world,
was hosted by the Bahamas Ministry of
Tourism. The new Director of the National
Hurricane Center, Mr. Bill Proenza, was
introduced and Mr. Max Mayfield, former
Director of the National Hurricane Centre,
was facilitator.
"This year there was a tremendous fo-
cus on storm surge and wave heights,"
commented Mr. Mills. "Wave heights for
The Bahamas are a critical issue, and me-
teorologists are now especially interested
in a number of NOAH (National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration) buoys
that are placed in the Atlantic, east and
north of Abaco. These give forecasters the
actual height of waves during a storm. A
reading of the exact amount a buoy rises
during a wave is transmitted via satellite.
For coastal communities this informa-
tion gives pretty good lead time to get a
warning out if a big wave, such as a storm
surge or Tsunami, is approaching.

"Focus was placed on the geographi-
cal location of this island. The only land
east of Hope Town is Africa so a wave
coming off the African coast would have
nowhere for the storm to break until it got
here. That is an area that The Bahamas,
and especially Abaco, has to pay special
attention to particularly in late July, Au-
gust and September. Abaco's concern is
in the late season when storms which form
in the Gulf also cause equally dangerous
wave action.
"Another concern which was addressed
was that of building codes and their en-
forcement. It appears that The Bahamas
is farther ahead regarding building codes
than many states of the East Coast of the
United States. Many East Coast states have
been fighting mandatory codes suggesting
that they will shoot up building costs and
also delay construction. Counties are say-
ing that rather than a blanket enforcement,
they will self regulate.
"Concern was expressed over the use of
plywood for hurricane shutters. A video
demonstration was given showing how
dangerous that method is. Plastic or metal
shutters were the only ones recommended

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Fear of Global Warming and the Adverse
Effects It Will Have on Places like The
Bahamas, stating that the rise in sea level
could turn Nassau into a reef very quickly
and called on his colleagues to embrace the
need to go green.
Dr. William Grey of Colorado State
University in an interview stated that
he continues to disagree with Al Gore's
theory that weather is impacted by global
warming and that the severity of hurri-
canes is connected to global warming. He
states that he is satisfied that hurricanes
go through a 20-year cycle. We have been

through a low season since the Hurricane
Betsy period and are now in another peak
season. Dr. Grey pointed out that during
the 1930s when storms were frequent and
equally as strong and powerful as today
there was no air conditioning putting out
the gases that there are now. The only dif-
ference today is that the loss of property
may be greater since more people live on
the coast but the loss of life is actually less
because there are greater advance warning
Mr. Mills asked the Bahamian forecast-
ers to be more current in their bulletins so
that when they receive information from
the Hurricane Centre it would be broadcast
within the next 15 minutes and not hours
later as is presently the case. They replied
that they feel they can do more towards
achieving that.
This was the 12th session to which Mr.
Mills has been invited by the government,
and he found it to be a "very good and very
informative" one. The information gained
from these conferences he uses to improve
his forecasting abilities.

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The Editor Says... Why can't they ask us?

Abaco's growth has been unprecedented
and mostly without a plan. Towns have
expanded as best they can with narrow
roads, small lots and insufficient parking.
With the exception of Treasure Cay, most
of Abaco's settlements were established in
the late 1700s without the benefit of any
organization. Residences were built on
grants along the coast or in a harbour for
Roads were footpaths that accommo-
dated wheelbarrows. As time passed the
footpaths widened to allow small wagons
to deliver freight brought by the fortnightly
mailboat. Wheelbarrows or small wagons
may have taken harvested sisal, pineapples
or citrus from nearby plots to the boat for
the trip to Nassau markets.
Mr. J.B. Crockett made Abaco's first
road of consequence inthe mid-1950s which
led from Marsh Harbour to his farm five or
six miles south. Part of it followed an old
railroad right-of-way left from the Wilson
City logging era of 1910. He extended the
road south to Big Mangrove which was the
boat landing used by Cherokee residents.
We are told that the extension to big Man-
grove was quite minimal.
There were no other roads. Transporta-
tion was by boat, mostly sail boats.
Treasure Cay, and on a grander scale
Freeport, had the benefit of being laid out
by a master plan. Roads were laid out and
development filled in the blank spaces. The
benefits of this type of growth are obvi-
Now in Marsh Harbour we contend with
narrow roads and small lots. With no zon-
ing and no planning, growth issues are de-
termined the Town Planning Board which
has not exercised its authority with these
The new Central Pines Estates is an ex-
ample where a new subdivision was planned
to be single-family residential in nature but
which has sprouted duplexes, triplexes and
fourplexes. There are weaknesses within
the Local Town Planning Board and a lack
of enforcement within the building inspec-
tion process. Another example is the recent
approval for the Crossing Condominium
project close to Marsh Harbour's Crossing

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Beach. Growth has overtaken us with no
end or relief in sight.
Government, through its Department of
Public Works and other departments, oc-
casionally doles out some improvement
to a town or island, often just before an
election. These improvements are usually
welcome since they are a government gift
and are usually a desirable addition to the
community. It is rare that the community is
ever consulted as to location, desirability,
size or asked for local input.
Projects arbitrarily put into Central Ab-
aco this way have included
* the original well field around Marsh Har-
bour's airport.
* Abaco Central High School's eastern
* the dump on S.C. Bootle Highway now
adjacent to a growing residential area
* the BEC plant which is now behind Cen-
tral Pines subdivision
* the recent well field expansion beside the
highway to Spring City
* the commercial lots now evolving into
junkyards on the S.C. Bootle Highway
* the new landfill on the Snake Cay road.
* the trash transfer station on the Cherokee
For the most part, these amenities or fa-
cilities were put onto vacant land of which
there is an abundance. Little thought was
given to future growth. Each agency chose
a convenient site suited to its purposes, with
some consideration for its own expansion
as the island needed more of the service
they were providing. Little thought was
given to the possibility that civilization's
expansion might clash with their facility.
Two recent examples of this are the well
field expansion and the landfill site.

Correction concerning
Great Abaco Club
Dear Editor,
This quote appeared in your April 15th
issue of the Abaconian in an article about
Real Estate in Abaco. I take great excep-
tion to the comments made by Margo Al-
bury, particularly regarding the rentals at
the Great Abaco Club. Ms. Albury states,
"In June of last year was the first time in
the history of the Great Abaco Club that
we had 90 percent occupancy in the rental
homes," stated Ms. Albury,
Perhaps this is true of H.G. Christie's
involvement with the rentals at the Club. I
developed and managed the rentals at the
Club through my company, Vacation Plan-
ning Services, from 1996 until 2006 when
I left Abaco. I can personally attest to the
fact that we were full with a waiting list
over a period of many years during the

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The well field was expanded south of
Marsh Harbour in the woods parallel to
the highway. That was convenient as the
power line was along the road and the
site was easily accessible. It may have an-
other ten years of useful life before Marsh
Harbour's growth overtakes it as south is
the only direction for Marsh Harbour to
expand. Perhaps the well field will have
served its purpose by then.
The more recent example is the landfill
that was put in the hills beside the Snake
Cay road with great care as to appropriate
location. That is appropriate to the specifi-
cations for a land fill site. Apparently little
thought was given to its appropriateness
when viewed in a larger context.
The developers of the proposed Snake
Cay project now are adamant that the land-
fill must be moved as it is not compatible
with their project even though it is more
than a mile from their proposed resort.
They are willing to participate in its relo-
cation. It was interesting that two alternate
sites proposed by the developers appear
at first glance to be likely to be overtaken
by Central Abaco's growth within a few
Why is it that an engineer or land-use
designer 100 miles away with certificates
and diplomas on the wall and reference
books at hand knows better where these
things should go that those of us that live
here and must contend with these civil
works for years.
We accept that there may be scientific
logic which sets the parameters for many
civil projects. However, scientific logic
must be be applied in partnership with local
knowledge. Projects that move forward in
cooperation with locals are better accepted

months of May, June and July, directly
due to the combined factors of early school
dismissal in Florida bringing many fami-
lies to Abaco, and the fishing tournament
business at Boat Harbour Marina.
I just wanted to set the record straight
and thank you for giving me a voice in your
wonderful newspaper. My staff worked
very hard during those years to cater to our
clientele and insure that they returned year
after year. H.G. Christie Ltd is now reap-
ing the benefits of all of that hard work.
I look forward to visiting Abaco later in
the year and to seeing all of the friends I
made during my time there.
Cindy Hayworth
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Comments about
medical issues
Dear Editor:
Please print the following Oath which
is the current one in use by the World
Medical Association. I know that I am not
alone on Abaco when I make comments
about some members of the medical pro-
fession on the island. There are doctors
who practice medicine here that think that
people only get sick Monday to Friday,
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
and that emergency appointments must be
scheduled weeks in advance. Don't for-
get, closed for lunch from noon til 2 p.m.
In addition, many of the private practice
physicians on Abaco refuse to see visiting
persons, even when they are the private
doctor on call.
I would also like to comment reluctantly
on the sip-sip which is going around in
some of the black Bahamian community
relating to Conchy Joes frequenting the
Marsh Harbour Community Clinic (also
known as the Government Clinic) more so

and will serve the public for a longer time
A recent instance of this partnership
was the construction of the Marsh Harbour
port facility. The present site was one of
several proposed. Public meetings were
held, engineering studies were presented
and alternate sites were publicly discussed.
Eventually, the present Marsh Harbour site
was chosen because the majority of local
persons supported that site.
It is a shame that this process cannot
happen more often. In general, developers
look at optimizing their chosen site with
little thought to the greater community.
BEC moving in to the Wilson City area
and the Lantern Head project moving into
primitive coastal areas have both touched
raw nerves with environmentalists and our
amateur archaeological sleuths and heritage
fans. Bulldozers have blazed new roads to
suit the development's singular purpose
without regard as to what lay in front of
the machine.
Developments, roads, electricity, water,
landfills and the other amenities we require
are all needed and must expand, but there is
no reason to have them arbitrarily located
without local consultation as to what else is
affected by that project. We may not have
all the answers and are probably not aware
of all of the consequences. However, local
persons are very likely to have good rea-
sons why modifications, location changes,
site orientation or other issues may be rel-
evant. Local knowledge and input should
be considered.
The consultation process used to estab-
lish the port location should be re-estab-
lished for these public works projects and
private developments.

than in the past. There is no sign above the
door at the MH Community Clinic which
states "only serving non-whites." This is
absolutely the lowest form of reverse dis-
crimination that I have heard of. Never has
anyone at the MH Community Clinic even
hinted at such a racialist view. On numer-
ous occasions of having been treated at the
MH Community Clinic, I have observed
impartiality to race or ethnic origins on
the part of nurses, doctors and staff. Why
than should some members of the Abaco
community stoop so low? We are not in
It really is a shortsighted view consid-
ering the lack of equipment and supplies
which the hard-working persons at the MH
Community Clinic contend with on a daily
basis. Maybe those persons who are com-
plaining that us Conchy Joes should go to
private doctors might realize that the more
voters go to the MH Community Clinic and
see what is needed, the more the politicians
can be bothered to fulfill on their promises.
Abaco needs a properly equipped trauma
center and hospital. It has the staff and is
only lacking the facilities. We don't need
to wait on this one for the next go-around
of election promises. We need this now.
Thank you.
Liann Key Kaighin
Declaration of Geneva of the
World Medical Association
(adopted 1948, amended 1966 and 1983):
I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate
my life to the service of humanity;
I will give my teachers the respect and
gratitude which is their due;
I will practice my profession with con-
science and dignity;

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The health of my patient will be my first
I will respect the secrets which are
confided in me, even after the patient has
I will maintain by all the means in my
power, the honor and the noble traditions
of the medical profession;
My colleagues will be my brothers;
I will not permit considerations of reli-
gion, nationality, race, party politics or so-
cial standing to intervene between my duty
and my patient;
I will maintain the utmost respect for
human life from its beginning even under
threat and I will not use my medical knowl-
edge contrary to the laws of humanity;
I make these promises solemnly, freely
and upon my honor.
Firefighters, Thanks
Dear Editor,
If you have ever woken up one Sunday
morning to discover that there is a fire
burning right next to your house, you will
know it is no picnic. That was our experi-
ence just a few weeks ago. The large sec-
tion of undeveloped land which borders our
home and property on Stede Bonnet Road
caught fire not by accident but because of
a purposely set fire involving newspapers
near a clearing, according to the fire de-
The fire that burned along the ridge
to the east of Pole Line Drive started out
small; but once the high winds and dense,
dry underbrush came together, the fire be-
came a real cause for alarm. For the most
part the fire burned slow, hence the reason

we were overcome with smoke from all
directions for a full seven days. The bush
was so dense that it was just impossible for
the fire department to do much to put it
Our initial call to the fire department
that Sunday morning did not receive an
immediate response; however, both Jes-
sica and John came to assess the situation.
John brought the fire truck by himself and
tried to reach the fire but was only able to
dampen the area. John, already exhausted
from fighting fires all over Abaco, contin-
ued to check on us every couple of hours.
He brought us an industrial-sized water
pump and several lengths of fire fighting
hoses to pump our swimming pool water
onto the fire to keep the perimeter of our
property near the house wet and to put out
any fires that got too close for comfort.
Sleep was simply impossible. As soon as
we would try to close our eyes, the smell of
smoke would intensify, our signal that the
fire was getting closer and we needed to
wet down the area again. We began sleep-
ing in two-hour shifts, knowing that John
would be by a few times during the night
to keep an eye on things. At one point we
awoke to find him putting out a huge blaze
just a few feet from our wooden tool shed.
If he had not been there, we could have
been in real danger if the tool shed had
caught fire as we slept.
As the days wore on, the fire got closer
and closer; it started on the southeastern
boundary of our property but as the wind
shifted and increased with a front that
moved through, the fire crawled its way
around three sides of our house in a horse-
shoe shape. We had to use the water pump

and swimming pool water to wet down a
few hundred feet of perimeter by dragging
the heavy firefighting hose from one side
of the house to the next every few hours.
The one time we left the house for less
than two hours, we came back to find the
fire had come right up to our fence and
our gardener was trying to keep it at bay
with a garden hose. On the second to last
night of our fire dilemma, it got incredibly
worse and suddenly it seemed as though
Marsh Harbour finally realized there was a
large fire burning. Fire trucks kept watch
on both sides of the fire as close as they
could get, given the large area of inaccessi-
ble bush. On the last night of the fire, John
and I were up from 1:30 a.m. to about 4
a.m. keeping watch and hosing down as

We are completely convinced that with-
out the generous help of John and the loan
of the large water pump and hoses, our
house would have been in considerable
danger and could possibly have caught
on fire. No amount of thanks will ever be
Until you are faced with such a fearful
and dangerous situation as an uncontrol-
lable fire, you cannot fully appreciate the
hard work of our Marsh Harbour VOL-
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everyone, especially during this time of so
many fires, to donate to the Fire Depart-
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your home they are going to have to save.
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Fun Fishing
By Linda Leffler
On May 16th and 17th the Jib Room &
Marsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club hosted
its annual family Fun Fishing, small boat
tournament. Approximately 15 boats from
the Marsh Harbour area fished the two-day
tournament. Friday night was "bring your
own fish and tell your fishing story night,"
and Saturday night was dinner and awards
night. Daily prizes were awarded for the
largest fish in each category and eight priz-
es were awarded for various final prizes
from Top Junior Angler to Top Boat; six-
teen awards were given out in total. Many
fish were caught, and fun was had by all.
The largest food fish was a 72-pound Wa-
hoo caught by Ernest Albury, the most
billfish were released by Wrangler, the top
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junior angler was Alexous Albury on Reel
Fun and the youngest junior angler was
five-year-old Logan Thompson on Week-
end Therapy. The tournament also raffled
off a pair of reels to raise money for Every
Child Counts, a non-profit special educa-
tion school located in Marsh Harbour.
Sponsors of the tournament were K &
S Auto, Abaco Gold, Drill Rig, Abaco
Insurance and the Jib Room. Thanks for
everyone's support to make this annual
event happen.
Appreciation for
Abaco's assistance
By Jennifer Hudson
Following the devastation to Long Is-
land and Cat Island by Hurricane Noel last
November, the merchant community of
Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Guana

Cay generously provided funds to purchase
27 refrigerators and stoves for deserving
people on those islands. This effort was
coordinated with local help and thanks also
go out to Marco Air Conditioning and Re-
frigeration of Abaco and Master Techni-
cians in Nassau.
The people of Long Island and Cat Is-
land have expressed their thanks through
their Local Government representatives.
Wally's Restaurant is
under new ownership
By Jennifer Hudson
Wally's Restaurant in Marsh Harbour
has been a very popular eatery noted for its
distinctive atmosphere and fine dining for
the past 22 years. It was purposely built as
a restaurant in 1986 by Mr. Wally Smith,
who designed it in the attractive old co-
lonial style with the restaurant downstairs
and residence upstairs. In early February

of this year the restaurant was taken over
by new owners, the PFC Company Lim-
ited. It is now 60 percent Bahamian owned
and 40 percent American owned and is
managed by Mr. Troy Cornea, one of the
"Our goal was to maintain Wally's just
as it has been for the past 22 years and
make the transition as seamless as pos-
sible so that, hopefully, the clients would
not even be able to tell that ownership had
changed," stated Mr. Cornea. "There was
no need for any major changes as the res-
taurant already had an outstanding reputa-
tion which is why we bought it. All of the
feedback we have received from people
who have been coming for years has been
positive with people saying that it is still
the same old Wally's. The key to achiev-
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Winners of the Fun Fishing Tournament held at the Jib Room and Marsh Harbour Marina
were rewarded the winners with framed reprints of paintings by Carey Chen, a very well
known marine artist. The winners are Ted Pearce, Stacey Thompson, Ernest Albury,
Randy Scarlett, Matt and Tommy Malone. The boy is standing in for a winner.

The dump for Central Abaco is crowding closer and closer to the S. C. Bootle Highway. It
is not burned regularly and garbage is piling up in a very unslightly and ;,lclilv way.
No date has been announced for the opening of the solid waste facility south of Spring
City even though it has been under construction for several years. When this dump is
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ing this has been keeping the entire staff,
all of whom have been here for a long time
and can run the place by themselves. Every
person stayed and we are proud that the
restaurant is 100 percent Bahamian run."
A few minor infrastructural changes have
been carried out to make the establishment
more operationally friendly but these have
all been behind the scenes. Things which
needed fixing have been fixed and equip-
ment updated. The only change people will
notice is the attractive new entranceway
from the street which has been landscaped
with pavers and pots containing palms and
flowers. Mr. Cornea says that the new
owners intend to do more upgrading in
time but mainly to the landscaping.
Opening times have remained the same.
Lunch is served Monday through Saturday
from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and dinner
on Friday and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m.
The restaurant remains closed on Sundays
and holidays. A boutique is open daily
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The menu has also remained the same

but with the return of a few items which
had disappeared over time such as escar-
gots. The supplier had been lost but a new
one has been found so this delicacy has
been re-added to the menu.
When asked if business has been good
since the takeover, Mr. Cornea replied that
it has been very good both from tourists
and locals. In fact, during the first three
months of operation figures showed that it
had actually done a bit better than during
the same period last year.
PM discussed Spring
City subdivision
The Prime Minister spoke in Parliament
concerning a Resolution for the convey-
ance of 88.279 acres of land in Spring
City as part of the government's housing
program. Housing demand in Central Ab-
aco is considerable he told the parliamen-
tarians. "We are going to deliver for the
people of The Bahamas hundreds and hun-
dreds of service lots where we are going to
sub-divide the lots, put in the utilities and
make available to hundreds of people the

opportunity to be able to buy a lot, build
their own homes and facilitate them in
terms of getting a mortgage to do so where
they need such assistance," Mr. Ingraham
noted. He added that the government will
also facilitate aspiring homeowners in se-
curing mortgages to build homes on the
lots should they require such assistance.
He also made it clear that the government
will not condone favoritism with regard to
providing property for Bahamians.
Fashion boutique opens
By Samantha V. Evans
On May 16 Abaco had another store
added to the fashion industry in the Marsh

Harbour area. All-About-U-2 opened in the
Ryan Archer Building on Queen Elizabeth
Drive under the management of Ronisha
McIntosh. A live remote was held as Radio
Abaco broadcasted which attracted a lot of
people. Refreshments were provided. This
boutique specializes in ladies', men's and
children's clothing and footwear and is
unique because it caters to the needs of the
people including casual elegant and church
wear. Additionally, it caters to the grow-
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of age. The store hours are 9 to 6 Mon-
day through Staurday. Even though this
location is new, the All-About-U-2 store
in Cooper's Town has been open for five
years and carries the same line. The phone
number there is 365-0177 and is located
near the Revival Time Pentecostal Church.
Ambulance service
has moved
By Samantha V. Evans
The ambulance service for Central Abaco
has moved from the Marsh Harbour Gov-
ernment Clinic to the Dean Shipping Com-
pany building near the freight dock. The
move officially took place on May 19th but
all phone numbers remain the same. The
office number is 367-2911 and the mobile

number is 359-6282. The Emergency Am-
bulance Services handles pre-hospital care
to all injured or ill patients and offer these
services 24 hours a day. The office man-
ager of the Abaco office is Mrs. Shadell
Munnings-Smith. The Emergency Am-
bulance Services comes under the Public
Hospital Authority in Nassau.
Graham Real Estate
partners with Cabela's
Trophy Properties
Graham Real Estate has announced
that it has been selected by Cabela's Tro-
phy Properties as the exclusive company
to market Cabela's properties throughout
The Bahamas. Graham Real Estate is one
of the oldest and respected real estate firms
in The Bahamas and specializes in luxury
tropical vacation estates and properties in

the Bahamas. This association will enhance
its ability to match buyers and sellers of
recreational vacation properties through-
out The Bahamas. Graham Real Estate
has been handling luxury estates, private
islands and vacation properties for over 30
"Investment in the recreational and sec-
ond home market is incredibly strong in
The Bahamas, and we know Graham Real
Estate will serve both recreational buyers
and sellers exceptionally well in that mar-
ket," said David Nelson, General Manager
of Cabela's Trophy Properties.
"The Bahamas is an outstanding in-
vestment, with a stable economy, and has
sustained steady property appreciation
for many years," said President Gregory
P. Graham of Graham Real Estate. "We

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New fires t threatened
Marsh Harbour
By Mirella Santillo
During the week of May 12th the Marsh
Harbour Fire Department was faced again
with fighting threatening fires. It is sup-
posed that the fire started from a pit used
by Haitian people to make coal. Fueled by
a northeast wind, the fire spread towards
the dump and the airport. According to
Fire Chief John Hall, on the 16th the wind
shifted to the west sending sparks and

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Firefighters of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department and a few from the Ca-
suarina Volunteer Fire Department fought a persistent blaze that threatened businesses,
schools and homes from the Marsh Harbour airport to Cove Estates. Here one of the
firemen is cooling an electric pole. Several poles caught fire because the brush had been
allowed to grow up around them and will now have to be replaced.

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May 15 and an oversight committee was formed. Pictured are Board members, commit-
tee members and a team of three from Nassau. Seated are Ruby Rolle, Nadine Beneby,
Cleapatra Burrows and Liann Kaighin. Standing are Frank Davis, Alex Francis, Cubel
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embers across the newly cut highway to-
wards Forest Heights Academy and Cove
Estates. Because the vegetation was very
dry, it caught immediately, threatening
also Abaco Petroleum, St. Francis de Sales
School and buildings along Don MacKay
Boulevard. It became a major situation.
Many structures had to be protected.
It took five trucks, four from Marsh
Harbour and one from Casuarina Point,
eight hours to get the fire under control.
Areas had to be cleared south of Cove Es-
tate and behind Abaco Petroleum to pre-
vent the fire from spreading too close to
the buildings. The firefighters were also
concerned that the fire could spread across
Don MacKay Boulevard towards Sweeting
The firemen had to be called again on
May 25th when a car crashed on an elec-
tric pole in an area that was still smoulder-
ing. For now the situation is under control,
said Mr. John Hall, at least around Marsh
Harbour, but the forest is still burning in
North Abaco. Fire breaks had to be cut in

Cedar Harbour to protect houses and the
Treasure Cay Fire Department was recent-
ly called to put out a fire at a house located
near the Treasure Cay airport.
Farmers Cooperative
elects officers
Seven officers were elected by the 19
co-op members attending a May 15 meet-
ing at Abaco Central High School. Con-
ducting the election was a team of three
from the Department of Cooperatives in
Nassau: Mr. Nathanie Adderley, Direc-
tor; Mr. Richard Moncur, Department of
Cooperatives; and Frank Davis, Manag-
er, Bahamas Cooperative League.
Elected to the Board for a one-year
term were Augustine Williams and Alex
Francis. Cubel Davis, Jr. was elected to
serve for two years while Lennie Etti-
enne, Liann Kaighan and Rev. Stafford
Symonette will serve a three-year term.
Staggered terms provide for continuity
over time with the Board not experienc-
ing a complete change of members at any
one election.
Unique to the co-op program is the

election of an independent Supervisory
Committee which has access to the co-
op's books and other records. The com-
mittee reports as appropriate to the co-op
members and the co-op Director in Nas-
sau of any irregularities. Three members
were appointed to constitute this watch-
dog committee: Ms. Ruby Rolle, Ms. Na-
dine Beneby and Mr. Hilbert Davis.
It was explained that the co-op books
will be routinely audited and assets re-
viewed. Their operations will be moni-
tored for the next six months under a
national registry clean-up operation con-
ducted by the Department of Coopera-
Encouragement was given to the Ab-
aco Farm sod project as the Cooperative
League in Nassau wants to see this proj-
ect succeed. Figures were given for the
sod project as follows:
Sales $130,000
Expenses $114,000
Profit $ 15,000
In a short presentation by the Nassau
team, it was said without further com-
ment that the Abaco Farms sod project

was not as successful as expected. A co-
op member felt that they had been taken
advantage of as specialized equipment
was brought in at what was believed to
be an inflated value with no independent
Farmers considered the onion project
successful with 300 50-pound bags being
sent to Nassau and smaller 3- and 5-pound
bags prepared for local stores on Abaco.
Concerns were expressed that the Octo-
ber planting of the onions was too late and
an August and September planting would
have given a higher yield.
To a complaint of a shortage of bags
for the onions, it was stated that this is
one of the things the co-op must anticipate
and order accordingly.
First Caribbean
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By Samantha V. Evans
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to attract and retain the best in every area of
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eficial to show their employees that they
value their service and commitment to the
company's success. One such organization
saw fit to show appreciation to their em-
ployees on May 8th at the bank's location
as a part of their "Thank You Campaign."
First Caribbean International left no stone
unturned as they showered their staff will
love, prizes and surprises at a staff appre-
ciation bash.
Manager of the Abaco Branch, Ms. Iris
Henchel, stated that the "Thank You Cam-
paign" is a new initiative as a part of the
Helpful Partners Program. Therefore, the
"I Will Show My Appreciation" slogan has
been adapted as a part of the "Thank You
Campaign." She explained that the bank
has been very successful over the past few
years, and they owe this in part to their
employees because of their dedication and

commitment to giving excellent service
above all the rest. They have all truly done
a great job! She can honestly say that the
staff of First Caribbean Bank has ensured
that the needs of their customers were met
in the timely fashion with little or no de-
lay. First Caribbean across The Bahamas
and the Turk's and Caicos Island will show
appreciation to their customers later in the
All of the employees received a gift and
a certificate for half a day off from work
that the bank will grant once the selected
time off is convenient to the bank. The ap-
preciation bash was loaded will fun and the
employees surely laughed as they watched
their co-workers take part in the games se-
lected just for them. It was clear that the 23
employees at this branch have a very good
working relationship. There were lots of
games, trivia and giveaways, lots of food,
drinks, and sweets and good music.

The Residences at Abaco Beach Resort

By Jennifer Hudson
The first phase of the upgrading of the
Abaco Beach Resort into a really upscale
community has been realized with the com-
pletion of Building A of the condominium
residences. The new Director of Sales and
Marketing at the Abaco Beach Resort,
Mr. Kurt Melnechuck, is spearheading
what he describes as "a massive market-
ing campaign designed to get the word out
and bring people into the resort." To assist
in accomplishing this goal, a U.S. market-
ing company has been brought on board
and the real estate community on Abaco
is being rallied. "The entire condominium
project when completed will consist of 100
units and will most probably be the larg-
est on Abaco. These condominiums mark
a step forward for the resort and we are

now moving in a phenomenally great di-
rection," stated Mr. Melnechuck.
Since the start of the marketing cam-
paign on April 3 of this year, four of the
units in the completed Building A have al-
ready been sold. After the sale of the next
unit, ground will be broken for Building
B which will contain 20 units. At various
stages expansion of other areas of the re-
sort will also begin.
All of the condominium units are two
bedroom except for the penthouse units
which contain three and "every square inch
has been master planned." All of the inte-
riors are beautifully designed and appoint-
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Employees ofFirst Caribbean International Bank were treated to an appreciation party
on May 8 when the bank organized games and lots of food.

The first condonimium building with 20 condos at Abaco Beach Resort is now complete
and several units have already been sold. The resort expects to begin the next building
soon. When completed, the resort will have 100 units. Owners will be able to turn their
units back to a management company for renting.

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countertops, G.E. monogram appliances,
full washers and dryers and state-of-the-
art IP (Internet Protocol) televisions. "This
new type of television, which is only just
coming to the Bahamas, is new, high tech-
nology and provides the user with many
options," explained Mr. Melnechuck. The
second bedroom in each unit is designed so
that it can become a separate suite which
can be "locked off" if the owner desires
to rent it separately. All of the units may
either be purchased for the owner's sole
use or put into the rental pool.
The middle size units are approximately
1,800 square feet while the smaller are
1,560 square feet and the penthouse units,
which are two storey, are considerably
larger. All units have a balcony with ab-
solutely glorious views of the marina and
all are wrap around except for the smaller
units. Windows in the living areas are floor
to ceiling to take full advantage of the view
and are constructed of impact-resistant
hurricane-strength glass. Owners can pur-
chase a furniture package with their condo-
minium or can opt to bring in furniture of
their own choosing.

"People these days are becoming very
environmentally conscious, and we are the
first development here to recognize that,"
stated Mr. Melnechuck. "We have built to
a Green Standard and instead of traditional
air conditioning units have incorporated a
chilled water system so that no Freon gases
will be emitted into the atmosphere."
Concierge service is provided for the
condominium residents which, in addition
to cleaning, will provide assistance for
shopping, sightseeing trips and satisfac-
tion of all of the client's needs and desires.
The units are served by the only operating
elevator on Abaco. The customer base is
varied with a diverse clientele, all of whom
will be a part of the Abaco Club with all its
amenities. In order to encourage purchases
by the boating community, a 40-foot boat
slip has been included in the purchase
Mr. Melnechuck spoke of the amazing
plans which are lined up for the resort.
These will consist of full refurbishment of
all the hotel rooms into one bedroom suites,
total upgrade of the cottages and a new spa
and fitness centre. The whole of the pool,
restaurant and fitness areas will be re-
vamped and the layout will be restructured

so that the beach will be more prominent
and will be accessed straight from the pool
area. An indoor/outdoor restaurant will be
built along with a convention centre. The
goal is to bring the class level up without
losing the existing charm of the resort by
adding both better service and amenities.
"Mr. Bob Kramm is the new General
Manager and COO of the entire property
and he and the owner see the same vision
of moving forward and will be bringing
in support staff to make it a resort others
will aspire to," stated Mr. Melnechuck.
"We hope to have the project 90 percent
completed within the next three to five
years and everyone outside will reap the
Disaster Committee met
With the hurricane season approaching,
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An annual challenge is to find suitable
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persons. The Central Abaco Primary
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for shelter use during high winds. How-
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courtyard which can be dangerous to cross
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Another problems with schools used as
shelters is getting persons to leave after
a storm has passed so the facility can be
returned to classroom use. School cannot
be held if there are displaced persons still
living there when classes are scheduled to
Several private buildings would make
suitable shelters, but the owners are reluc-

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tant to make them available. Housing 50 or
100 persons for 10 20 hours or more, can
leave the best managed shelter in shambles.
Physical damages are another item as there
is no provision for making repairs and the
buildings' owners must undertake any res-
toration expenses.
It was noted that a hurricane is the most
likely event which might make use of di-
saster preparations. However, the sinking
of a ship or an event at the airport could
also require disaster assistance.
Most of the disaster committee members
are senior government department heads
with a few NGO persons assisting.
It was agreed to make use of radio an-
nouncements in English and Creole to
warn residents in low-laying areas of the
dangers of flooding and the need to seek
higher ground. This is particularly true for
the residents of the Mud area as residents
there had four to five feet of water in their
houses after Hurricane Jeanne.

Abaco Humane
Society Meeting
By Jennifer Hudson
Members of the Abaco Humane Society
met on May 21 to discuss the stray dog
problem and ways in which they can do
something about it. The meeting was called
by Bernadette Hall of the Abaco Tourist
Office in response to the many comments
the Tourist Office has been receiving in
their airport exit surveys about the prob-
lem of stray dogs on Abaco from tourists.
It is a problem which has been around for
some time and which residents have tended
to become complacent about. But our visi-
tors find the problem very disturbing and
offensive, and ways have to be found to
deal with this dilemma.
It was agreed that another large-scale
spay and neutering program needs to be
undertaken, but the organisation of one is
enormous and arrangements must be made
for the surgeries to be done at a time which
fits into Dr. Bailey's schedule. The possi-
bility of having vets from the United States

The Disaster Committee for Central Abaco met on May 1 to review the level of prepared-
ness and the areas that the committee needs to improve on. The Committee is co-chaired
by Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and Silbert Mills of Radio Abaco.

helping was discussed. Firstly, funds must
be raised. Many and varied suggestions
were put forward for fund raising events.
It was finally decided that a walk-a-thon
should be held in November in which dogs
may walk with their owners. A gala ball will
be planned for an evening in December.
The subject of fostering/adoption was
discussed. Several members are either
fostering puppies themselves or know of
people who are fostering large numbers
for which homes need to be found. Ms.
Hall is presently looking after a beautiful,
protective 18-month-old stray female who
is in good health and needs a good home
and which she has named Stella. If anyone
could give Stella or a puppy a good home,
please call Ms. Hall at 367-3067.
The next meeting of the Abaco Humane
Society will be held at the Ministry of
Tourism's office on June 17. Animal lov-
ers wishing to help will be welcome.

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2nd billfish tournament held at Boat Harbour

By Julian Lockhart
Matt Rabensteine and the crew of Miss
Annie knew they had to have a strong final
day of the Marsh Harbour Championship
leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship
to have a chance at winning.
The crew of Miss Annie didn't disap-
point as they reeled in five white marlins
to push their way to the front and hold off
Loose Crew for the win with 3000 points
at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Har-
bour. Loose Crew finished second with
2700 points and Cerveza finished third
with 2100 points to complete the second
leg of the five leg championship.
Mr. Rabensteine said, "We had a great day
of fishing and really it was all my crew. We
had seven shots and caught five white marlin
making it a banner day of fishing. With how
tight it was. We knew we had a shot, but
we also knew we had to have a big day of
fishing. Everybody just came together, and it
was a fantastic day of fishing. Last year we
ended up third place overall and we are look-
ing to win it all this year," he added.
The win on the second leg helped Miss
Annie get back in the chase for the over-
all championship after finishing third last
year. There are three more legs, the Har-

bour Island Championship, Treasure Cay
Championship and Boat Harbour Cham-
pionship, and Mr. Rabensteine feels they
are back in the fight and just have to be
consistent the rest of the way.
Leading the way in the race for the over-
all title is Pete Linville and the crew on
Mama Who with a total of 3,600 points,
barely ahead of Loose Crew in second with
3,400 points and Miss Annie in third with
3,100 points.
Mama Who got off to a fast start at the
Central Abaco Championship in Treasure
Cay held on April 14-18. They finished with
2,700 points, 900 ahead of the closest com-
petitor with Liquid Gold finishing with 1,800
and The Edge in third with 1,700 points.
Mr. Linville said, "We just did enough
today to stay on top with the overall lead.
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got out to a very big point lead. We are
lucky enough to come in with 900 points
this week," he added.
Even though it was a great week of fishing,
the tournament saw only half as many yachts
this year. There were 70 boats competing last
year and only 35 took part this year.
Operations manager at the Abaco Beach
Resort, Kevie Thomas, said it is because
of the fuel prices and the sinking American
economy that is leading to a lot of owners
not making the trip to compete this year.
Diesel is $5.60 a gallon and gasoline is
$5.65 a gallon at the resort.
Mrs. Thomas said, "Last year it was fish-
ing regulations and the economy was good

and the fuel prices were not too bad. This
year the fishing regulations have changed,
and it is like you can't win because fuel has
gone up. It is fuel, the economy, election
year, all of these. It is very disappointing,
but we expected this with the fuel prices go-
ing up. We were expecting something like
this, but we didn't know the tournaments
would be down 50 percent. This is hurt-
ing the economy bad. Everyone is feeling
it right now. People are trying to conserve
fuel, and it is a lot more than it was like last
year, though it is better than being in the
States where it is a two-hour boat ride to get
to the fishing grounds unlike here where it
is only 15 minutes," she concluded.

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June 1, 2008

Agriculture policies are failing

By John Hedden
The modern Bahamas does not encour-
age or foster the development of local en-
trepreneurship beyond services and mer-
chandising simply because the Bahamian
economy is geared towards foreign capital
investments and attraction of the US$ dol-
lar, specifically in hospitality and finan-
cial services. All well established global
economies however have a sound footing
in industries that revolve around primary
production, as seen in the United States,
Japan, the European Union, Australia,
South America and Canada. Under-devel-
oped economies however tend to rely on
imported essential basic commodities for
one reason or another; these include the
majority of the Caribbean states and many
countries in Africa. One of the main char-
acters of developed nations' dominance in
the agricultural sector is the continued use
of agricultural subsidies to bolster indus-
trialised agriculture. The lesser developed
nations cannot afford to replicate these
practices and so suffer at the marketplace,
both domestically and internationally.
Diversification of national economies is
essential for provision of some insulation
from global slowdowns and recessions. A
country such as the Bahamas, which re-
lies almost totally on imported essential
products, thus becomes an easy target for
changes in global economic health. The
Bahamas presently relies on a basic eco-
nomic model designed over 50 years ago
and does not take into account any sense of
the need for national security, be it in food,
culture, education, or even energy. We do
make a pretence at localised production of
agricultural products, all of the production
inputs being imported, but the overall eco-

nomic chain is not beneficial to the local
The agricultural sector in the Bahamas
has steadily declined over the last century,
and continues to do so for many reasons.
These include the lack of a definitive gov-
ernmental policy towards the sector, and
the mental image of farming in the Baha-
mian mind. Until these are addressed, no
real advance in the sector's development
will take place, and the perception of agri-
cultural production will continue to be the
realm of the 'ignorant,' the Out Islands,
welfare and subsistence survival. Some
of these perceptions may be real because,
apart from ornamentals, there does not ex-
ist today any example of successful agri-
cultural enterprise within the country.
With recent changes in global circum-
stances the world has seen several im-
portant threats to lifestyles, including
the increased cost of energy and food, a
worldwide recession, the start of climate
change and an increased threat to the natu-
ral environment. All of these factors will
have a significant impact on world food
production and food availability. Many
countries have already seen food related
violence in the form of riots and popula-
tion displacement. It should be pointed out
that the Bahamas is not immune to external
forces and, as such, needs to begin making
serious inroads into these areas in order to
mitigate some of the threats.
The most immediate and devastating of
these forces are the cost of energy and of
food. Unfortunately, the Bahamas finan-
cial and monetary policies do not favour
the poor and indigent sectors of our popu-
lation, with these investing a much higher
percentage of their income in food and

transportation than the better financially
equipped members of Bahamian society.
The Government of the Bahamas (GOB)
needs to address the looming food crisis in
the form of an immediate approach and the
use of long term planning in order to avert
perceived supply shortfalls in the popu-
lation centres. Ironically the Out Island
communities are still relatively resistant
because vacant land is still available and
the technique of subsistence food produc-
tion has not yet been totally lost.
Short term strategies do not imply the
need for long term implementation but
should include a contribution from both
(GOB) and the merchandising sector. Gov-
ernment can and should remove all excise
and import associated taxation from basic
and essential food and health products.
This in itself will lower the cost of essential
items at the port of entry by several per-
centage points. The private sector should
also be encouraged to lower percentage
mark-up on these products to a level where
their bottom line is not affected, and a sav-
ings can be passed on to the consumer.
This will further lower the retail price and
hopefully take some burden off the cost of
living for those in lower wage brackets.
Longer term strategies will be much
harder to implement, but out of necessity
require the GOB to put together and imple-
ment a rock solid Agricultural Policy (AP)
which will encourage more investment in
primary production. It is essential that we
begin to diversify now rather than procras-
tinate in order to retain some of our dollar
earnings within our borders. Foreign cur-
rency inputs to our economy will surely
not be maintained during a world wide
recession. Primary production has been in

need of rescusitation for the last 50 years
and the present is an ideal time to start.
By no means would I imply that we will
move towards self sufficiency with any
food production programme, but certain
areas can be improved and these include
seasonal fruit and vegetable production and
an increase in the production of small ru-
minants such as sheep and goats. This will
only happen when GOB puts together the
agricultural policy.
Incorporated into the agricultural policy
should be the facets listed as well as others
that I have failed to note. These include
* Land tenure
* Labour
* Infrastructure
* Education
* Grades and standards
* Access to capital
* Environmental enhancements
* Government investment through excise
Each of the above needs to be examined
and thoroughly researched preferably by a
private enterprise group such as the agri-
cultural sector and farmers' associations,
and results and recommendations forward-
ed to the GOB for implementation. The
GOB needs to be prepared to make sub-
stantial investments in infrastructure and
concessions in order to equate an essential
economic resource to the presently over
encouraged anchor project schemes exist-
ing today.
If we don't act now, there shortly may
be a large number of angry, hungry people
on the streets.
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The funeral for Hubert "Captain"
Miller, 73, formerly of Cedar Harbour
was held on May 17 in Nassau. Interment
was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his mother Advilda
Darville; son Hubert Miller Jr.; sisters
Dorothy Bethel and Alice Miller; stepsis-
ters Rita and Dorcas Williams; stepbrother
Ernest Williams; grandsons Hubert III and
Deangelo Miller; granddaughter Lakana
Miller; aunts Roselee Miller; uncle Mel-
vin Miller; nieces Melanie Russell, Arlene
Moss and Wilmae Smith; nephews Craig
Kemp, Benjamin, Frederick, Kirk Bethel,
Christopher Brennen, Bernard Robinson;
grandnieces Shekera Forbes, Lakeitra
Moss, Shakeva, Shavonne, Simone, Can-
dia, Britney, Megan, Fredsheka, Fredric-
ka, Shanny, Christomara, Chivantee, Sha-
ness, Shanae, Kushanna Kemp and Aireza,
Tonya and Nova; grandnephews Kirkwood
Jr., Fredricko, Frederick Jr., Keith Jr.,
Christopher Jr., Jeremine, Vaughn, Ray-
mond, Ramond; great-grandnephews;
daughter-in-law Anastaysha Miller; sister-
in-law Pastor Mildred Ferguson; nieces-in-
law Melissa and Jasmine; brother-in-law
Howlland Bethel; and many other relatives

and friends.
The funeral for Rev. William Grant, 79,
formerly of Fox Town, was held on May 22
in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife, Mother Cyn-
thia Grant; children, Rev. Ishmael William
Grant, Sandra Grant-Rolle, Cynthia Grant
Cooper and Sgt. Marlon Grant; sons-in-
law Richard Rolle and Elder Lyvade Coo-
per Sr.; daughters-in-law Evangelist Mis-
sionary Avalyn Grant and Natishka Grant;
grandchildren Marlon Jr., Marlisha, Ma-
rissa, Alpheus, Colette, Rhonald and Shan-
ece Grant, Shawayne and Laverne Rolle,
Ryan and Chandra Rolle, Devard and Sher-
eka Bain, Alexis, Ebony Bain and Lyvade
Cooper Jr.; great-grandchildren Shawayne
Jr., Charlotte and Shandrea Rolle, Akeil,
Asia and Dekimo Bain; brother Alexan-
der Grant; sisters Pearlene Lightboume,
Dorothy Thomas and Mazie Moss; sisters-
in-law Vionelle Grant and Maria Forbes;
brothers-in-law Hawton Forbes, Albert
Forbes and Hilton Moss; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Bethsheba Clarke
of Dundas Town was held on May 25th at
St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas
Town. Rev. Jean Joseph officiated assisted

by Bro. Craig Cornish. Internment followed
in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery.
She is survived by children Geneva Stra-
chan and Milton Albury Jr.; stepson Neville
Clarke; daughter-in-law Rosena Albury;
niece Annamae Anderson; grandchildren
Keith Albury, Judy Wilmore, Cyprianna
Williams, Advardo Major, Wanda Major-
McIntosh, Ricardo and Lamanda Johnson,
Centina Sawyer, Rapunzel Newry, Raquel
Rice, Lynden, Luther, Lafae, Laru and
Lecious Albury; great-granchildren An-
thion Adderley, Anvonne Bowe, Antonio,
Ashley and Ashton Wilmore, Nakia, Jer-
maine, Julian, Jyles and Nakoya Williams,
Faith Douglas, Angel Newry and Erwin
Nelson, Alexis, Alecia and Raj Sawyer,
Twanishka Dorsett, Dawnishka Morley,
and Habriyah McIntosh, Adnado, Areeba
and Advardia Major, Rolanda Williams
and Rashawn Adderley, Ricaffia and La-
rissa Johnson, Lafayette, Martin and Lau-
ren Albury, Mariah, lanna, Alecia, Alexia,
Elijah, Jabez and Josiah Albury, Lynden
Jr., Damarjia, Quiede and Laniyah Al-
bury, Chelsea Albury, Bianca, Jermaine
and Ricnie Thompson, Danny, Demetrius
and Dedrick Lightfoot; great-great-grand-
children Nakara Adderley, Jermeka Wil-

liams, Darron Douglas Jr., Aniya and
Arianna Major, Ricasha McKenzie and
Tre'Vaun Wells; god children Felemease
Sawyer and Fritz Bootle; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Marie Brunache
Thervil, 60, affectionately called Gro Ma-
rie, of Treasure Cay was held on May 24 at
Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. Pas-
tor Rudy McKinney officiated assisted by
Pastor Efenor Charles. Interment followed
in the Public Cemetery in Treasure Cay.
She is survived by her husband Willie
Thervil; father Jean Brunache; daughters
Gerda Thervil and Mary Tazie Gillot; son
Marc Antoine Thervil; grandson William
Roberts Jr.; brothers Louike, France, Da-
vis and Bernave Brunache; sisters Norcilia
Basian, Gertrude Brunache and Luciane
Joseph; adopted daughters Philomene
Toussaint-Alphonse, Nerlande Mitchel,
Chantal Dartilus, Evanya Roberts, Carnie
McKenzie, Wilgerda Joseph, Anna-Rose
Artiste; adopted grandchildren Janaldo,
Shalinda, Caithn and Robinson Pierre Jr.;
nieces; nephews; cousins; son-in-law Wil-
ner Maurissaint; niece-in-law; nephews-
in-law; god children; and many other rela-
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June 1, 2008

North Abaco News

Blackwood Public Beach
Landscaped by SC Bootle
Mirella Santillo
If one decided to patronize the Black-
wood public beach on May 10th, he or
she would have found a busy crew of ap-
proximately 20 people either trimming the
casuarina trees or in the process of various
landscaping activities. Some were digging
holes, others were planting an array of na-
tive plants, coconut trees, silver button-
wood and more, others watering them with
water from the nearby blue hole. They
were all members of S.C. Bootle High
School, including Principal Mr. Huel Moss
and teachers Mrs. Nadine Beneby and Ms.
Laura Davis as well as students. The group
spent most of that Saturday working on the

The plants had been donated by Friends
of the Environment, bought with a grant
from the Nature Conservancy organization.
S.C. Bootle High School has adopted that
particular beach, putting regular efforts
in cleaning it and landscaping it, but the
lack of garbage receptacles is a problem.
A dumpster is badly needed to remove the
various discarded appliances and broken
car pieces that have been disposed of in the
bush along the way to the beach and other
trash that has accumulated on the side of
the path.
Child Abuse
Protection Month
By Vernique Russell
Educate, Inform Child Abuse is
Wrong! was theme of the Department

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of Social Services for the observation of
Child Protection Month held during the
month of April. To celebrate, a youth rally
was held at the Church of God Cathedral
in Cooper's Town. Youth leaders and their
groups came from Murphy Town to Crown
Haven to participate.
There was lots of entertainment such as
dances, songs, recitations and a skit by Le-
roy Thompson and the youths of Zion Bap-
tist of Murphy Town. Short sermonettes
were delivered by Nurse Charmaine Cor-
nish, who spoke on the health aspect, Mr.
Huel Moss, who spoke on abuse in the
school system, Mrs. Laura Davis, who
spoke on abuse among teenagers, Pastor
Rudy McKinney, who gave the Biblical
perspective, and Pastor Jollian McIntosh,
who spoke about parenting the Bible way.
All of the speakers did an excellent job
in conveying their messages. While there
is nothing with discipline, child abuse is
still wrong. We must train up children the
right way. Speakers took time to clarify the
different types of abuse such as emotion-
al, physical, verbal and sexual abuse that
society sometime overlooks. The packed
church listened attentively as passion for
the fight against child abuse was portrayed
by each speaker.
Mrs. Salomie Gibson, in charge of So-
cial Services on Abaco, attended the cel-
ebration and brought remarks. She thanked
the people of North Abaco for their con-
tribution and support and once again ex-
pressed the joy she receives working with
the people of the North. The service was
educational, inspiring and gave all in at-
tendance food for thought.

Business News
Jayshell features shells
By Vernique Russell
Jayshell is a new business that opened a
few months ago. It is located on Gunpow-
der Creek Drive and is in the first yard on
the way to the Dormy Villa neighborhood
in Treasure Cay. It sells authentic Baha-
mian conch shells, turtle shells from Baha-
mian waters and other shells found along
our shores. You can contact the Russell's
residence for further information or stop
and view their inventory.

Pizza Parlor and Deli opens
By Vernique Russell
Chino's Pizza has opened for business
and is located in Cooper's Town facing the
McIntosh Plaza. It is serving scrumptious
pizzas, subs and other snacks and bakery
items. Its doors are open until late evening
and the staff is ready to cater to your every
need. The owner/proprietor is extending
an invitation to try a hot pizza off the oven,
You're guaranteed to try another one. For
further information contact Mrs. Lathera
Spanky's will hold cook-outs
By Vernique Russell
Every Friday the public is invited to dine
under the cabana at Spanky's in Treasure
Cay. Cook-outs will be held every Friday
beginning at 11 and the menu includes fish
(your choice of grunts, snapper or barra-
cuda) and chicken or conch served with
banana pancakes or pea's n rice and maca-
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traditional and contemporary art which includes treasures
I from the beach reflecting the warm sensations of sun, sand,
sea and beautiful shells. Pieces are fashioned from local
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Basketball Tournament
Drew Large Crowds
By Vernique Russell
The HOYTES (Helping Our Youths
Through Education and Sports) tournament
was held in Treasure Cay on March 27th
through the 29th at the Don Corbett Bas-
ketball Court. The tournament drew large
crowds to watch our youths display their
talents and abilities. Teams came from var-
ious settlements throughout Abaco, Grand
Bahama and New Providence to battle for
the opportunity to be crowned the king of
the court. Games were played in the under
10, under 14 and underl6 divisions. Both
girls and guys team hit the court to show
their teams' worth.
An official opening ceremony was on
Friday and it led into an evening of excit-
ing games that lasted well into the early
morning of Saturday. Teams headed back
to the court on Saturday evening to partici-
pate in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and
championships. At the end of the night the
emerging winners were Showtime in the
Under 10, Marsh Harbour in the underl4
and HOYTES in the Under 16 in the boys
division. In the girls category Showtime
defeated Treasure Cay Sport Club.
The New Addition
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Youth Sporting Club
has now made room for young ladies to be
part of the club. Yes, ladies, you heard me
correctly. You can now become members

of the Treasure Cay Sports Club and be
active in basketball. The girls who have
enrolled already have been practicing hard
to enhance their skills and receive vital
training. Coach Godfrey Rolle, who is as-
sisted by Drexel McIntosh and Mrs. Paula
Thompson-Knowles, faithfully gather at
the court in Treasure Cay on Saturday
mornings and Sunday evenings to cater to
the young ladies. The club has extended
its invitation to young ladies between the
ages of 7-16. The team was able to show
off their skills at the Easter Tournament in
Treasure Cay and finished as the first run-
ner-up. The team is well on its way to a
successful future and is inviting other in-
terested young ladies to meet them at the
court this Saturday.
People in the News
A Doctor of Our Own
By Vernique Russell
The community of Abaco has proudly
produced a number of prominent citizens
who have
risen to the
and dared
to follow
their dreams
and aspira-
tion. Among
those indi-
viduals are
Dr. Kenneth Strachan the present
Prime Minister, lawyers, police officers,
teachers, the present District Education Su-
perintendent and the list continues. These
persons have accepted the call of duty to
serve mankind and their country. Today
the communities of North Abaco, espe-

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cially Fire Road, can proudly boast that
from these streets a doctor has risen. Mr.
Kenneth Strachan is, indeed, no stranger
to the people of the local communities in
North. Graduating as the Valedictorian of
the Sherlin Bootle High class of 1997, he
continued in his quest to become a doctor.
Today Kenneth Strachan has success-
fully completed all the required studies and
can be officially called Dr. Kenneth Stra-
chan. Having graduated on May 3rd with
his official medical degree from St. Georg-
es's in New York, Kenneth has made us
very proud. He was the top student in a
class of 600 and studied general medicine
specializing in diabetes. Dr. Strachan will
practice in Manhattan, New York, at the
Lenox Hill Hospital. He is the son of proud
parents Anthony and Valedrine Adderley.
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like to congratulate Dr. Strachan for a job
well done. We are truly very proud of him
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noticed that there is a new face employed
there. Nurse Shakeria Brown has been here
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Sherlin Bootle Student The communities of North Abaco and perintendent for the island came together
North From Page 25 Receives Scholarship the family at the Sherlin Bootle High to worship at the Full Gospel Assembly of

for awhile and has been working hard to By Vernique Russell School congratulate him on a job well God in Treasure Cay. The teachers of vari-
keep her patients all in good health. Since Leondardo Simms, Head Boy at S.C. done! Keep up the good work because the ous schools in North Abaco came to give
she has been here, her services have been B o o future is surely looking bright for you. thanks to God for his goodness and grace
nothing short of excellent. She has already tie High School News that He has bestowed upon them and the
proven that her service is productive be- School, students that were entrusted into their care.
cause the work she is doing is speaking for was the Teachers orship Mrs. Black brought remarks on behalf of
her. We extend a very warm welcome to recipient By Vernique Russell the teachers in which she took time to ad-
Nurse Brown and we look forward to your of a full With the school year winding down dress both her staff and parents. She one
continued service in our communities scho- and Teacher's Appreciation just being cel-
.h. ebrated, the teachers of North Abaco with Please see North Page 27
Businessman Dies ars p Mrs. Lenora Black, District Education Su-
By Vernique Russell aft e r
Business man Wayne Sands of Trea- attend-
sure Cay passed away on May 17th. Mr. ing an
Sands was the proprietor of Sands Electri- u oote honors
cal Company that has provided electrical conclave for graduating male students in
service for many years. He was married to Nassau. The conclave is sponsored annu-
Mrs. Elmer Sands and they had one daugh- ally by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
ter, Allison Sands Khan. Mr. Sands gave Inc., chaired by Dr. Valentine S. Grimes.
unselfishly of himself and rendered service Leondardo was the only student represent-
that was second to none. His contribution ing Abaco among students from Nassau,
to the local community of Treasure Cay Freeport and other Family Islands. He had
has benefited the residents here in many to enter an essay competition which he
ways. won. The students traveled to Nassau for
The community of Treasure Cay ex- the weekend of April 25 where they took -o a
presses sincere condolences to the family, part in several activities including a church
and it is our prayer that the warm memo- service, convocation, a general knowledge ,
ries that the couple shared will comfort exam, workshops in health, making the The parents of the sixth grade class at the Cooper's Town Primary School organized a
Mrs. Sands as she goes through this time best out of college and group work. The party to honour their children's teacher, Mrs. Arlene Cornish. They felt that she had
of mourning. scholarship is to be used at the College of taken a personal interest in their education and had motivated them to learn. They show-
the Bahamas for as long as he is a student
the Bahamas for as long as he is a student ered her with gifts as she will not be teaching after this school year finishes.
in good standing.

The 7 Marsh Harbour Town Committee

Members Appreciate community Support

e the members of the local government for the The seven members of the Marsh Harbour Local If there is anyone that we left out, please know that
h Harbour Township would like to take this op- Government Committee have all served for a mini- It was an oversight and we do appreciate all the help
tin to thank the businesses and individuals for mum of six years with the exception of Mrs. Yvonne that has been given in the past.

their support, financial and otherwise, for the follow-
ing projects.

Yvonne Key
Committee Chairman

Lowell Albury

Key, who has served for twelve years

* The formation of the Marsh Harbour
Community Library in memory of Dr. E.F.
Gottlieb when it was started in February
1998 until the present. We would like to
thank the following:
Curtis Sands Cindy Carpenter
Amy Smith Robert Claridge
Mike Malone Linda Gasman
Big Cat Anchor Club
Marsh Harbour Exporters & Importers

* The creation of Goombay Park that was
started in 2003. We would like to thank the

Glen Albury
Andrew Albury
A & P Auto
J & J Electrical
E & D Waste
Big Cay
Winding Bay
Chris Roberts
Doug Evans
Robert Malone
Abaco Gas
Tim Neil
Stanton Chea
Baker's Bay

David & Sandra Albury
Insurance Management
Marco Air Conditioning
K & S Auto Parts
Johnston's Studio
Bahamas Hot Mix
R.C. Construction
Abaco Block & Concrete
Charlie Sweeting
Abaco Beach Resort
Abaco Hardware
Corner Value
Abaco Custom Signs
Commonwealth Bank

Marsh Harbour Exporters & Importers

* The creation of Memorial Gardens which
was started in 2006. We would like to thank
the following:
E & D Waste Bo & Libby Roberts
Big Cat Curtis Sands
Herbert Key Lance Pinder
Abaco Big Bird Mary Gottlieb
Mike Thompson Sidney Albury
Bettee Albury Mary Sawyer

* The beautification / landscaping at the
Crossing Beach. We would like to thank
the following:
Abaco Cays Big Cat
E & D Waste
Friends of the Environment

* We would like to thank our present Mem-
ber of Parliament for his contribution in
opening the Great Abaco Highway connec-
tion road.
Mr. Edison Key MP

* We would like to thank our previous
Member of Parliament for his contribution
in re-landscaping the airport round-about
and carriage way during his term in office.
Mr. Robert Sweeting, Former MP

Signed: Yvonne Key
Chairman, Marsh Harbour Committee

* Thanks to the many businesses and indi-
viduals who have helped us make a differ-
ence in making Marsh Harbour Township a
cleaner, nicer place to live and also for the
tourists who pass through our town.
Big Cay Marco Air Conditioning
E & D Waste Abaco Hardware Ltd
Curtis Sands Herbert & Minnie Key
Winding Bay Albury's Ferry Service
AID Abaco Beach Hotel
The Shoe Place Pine Woods Nursery
Golden Grouper Commonwealth Bank
Guy Toothe Albury's Trucking
Bill & Judy Johnston
Rotary Club of Abaco

We would like the public to know that a
contract has been given to Bahamas Hot
Mix to resurface the bad road condition on
Fire Road between BTC and Every Child

We would also like the public to know that
a contract has been given to JMJ Electric to
install a traffic light at K & S Auto Parts on
Don MacKay Bourlevard at the intersection
of Crockett Drive and Albury's Lane.

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North From Page 25
again pledged her allegiance to ensuring
that the Abaco District become the best in
The Bahamas.
PTA Appreciation Dinner
By Vernique Russell
The 6th grade parents association of
the Cooper's Town Primary School, led
by Mrs. Arlene Cornish, hosted a dinner
reception to show their appreciation and
gratitude for the teacher who has had the
responsibility of teaching their children.
The parents along with their children gath-
ered at Richie's Restaurant on May 24 to
honor Ms. Tamantha Castello in grand
The parents of the graduating class all
described Ms. Castello as the best and
agreed that since she has been working with
their children, they had taken an interest in
education and have dedicated themselves
to excel. Ms. Castello was showered with
gifts and was overwhelmed by the warmth
she was showed. She thanks the parents
of the graduating class for their coopera-
tiveness and support throughout the school
year. They have worked along with her
and gone an extra mile to ensure that their
children are very successful. She wants to

encourage them to never give up on their
children but to always encourage them and
be there for them at all times.
Anytime they may need help with home-
work or projects, her doors are open and
she will always be there for them. She will
be leaving her class but that does not mean
they have lost her as their teacher, she will
always be their teacher.
It's Graduation Time!
By Vernique Russell
The bells are ringing indicating the clo-
sure of another school year that was suc-
cessfully completed. Students are making
preparation for their final departure to
higher grades while others will go out into
the world. Whatever the end of this school

year will take them, one thing is certain
that only their hard work will be rewarded.
Throughout The Bahamas schools both
large and small are awaiting their gradu-
ation ceremonies. In North Abaco the
schools of North Abaco proudly invite the
public to share in this memorable occasion
as their students graduate. The majority of
graduations will be held in the morning this
year, and parents are encouraged to make a
special effort to be a part of them.
Treasure Cay Primary will host its ser-
vice at Unity Baptist Church on Sherlin
Bootle Highway at 10 a.m. on June 10th.
Cooper's Town Primary will hold its ser-
vice at the Church of God Cathedral in
Cooper's Town at 6:30 p.m. on June 10th.

Sherlin Bootle High School will host its
service at Full Gospel Assembly in Trea-
sure Cay at 10:30 a.m. on June 10th. Fox
Town Primary will hold its service at New
Hope Baptist Church in Mount Hope at
10:30 a.m. on June llth.
Parents, concerned citizens and well
wishes, let's make that special effort to
share in this once-in-a-lifetime celebrations
with our young people.
Preschool Graduation
By Vernique Russell
The principal, staff and students of Suc-
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them on June 6th for its commencement
exercise at the Revival Time Pentecostal
Church in Cooper's Town at 7 p.m. Share
in the joy and excitement of this group of
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Church News
Women's Conference 2008
By Vernique Russell
The national Church of God under the
leadership of Pastor Jollian McIntosh held
its annual women's conference on April
7th through the 13th. Services were held at
the local church in Fire Road nightly. The
theme for this year's conference was What
is the cost of your oil? with scripture ref-
erence in St. Matthew. Speakers included
Min. Yvette McIntosh, Min. Charmaine
Cornish, Mother Doreen Mills and Min.
Chantell Cox. Women gathered from near
and far to worship and fellowship together
seeking a word from the Lord. Souls were
revived, dreams were birthed and a new
direction was found as those who imparted
the word challenged the hearts of those in
Fishermen's Thanksgiving Service
By Vernique Russell
The fishermen of North Abaco held
their annual service of thanksgiving on
April 5th at the Public Dock in Fox Town.
At the start of the crawfish season the lo-
cal fishermen gather to ask God's guidance
over them as they work through the sea-
son. Likewise at the end of the season the
men gather once again to say thank you.
This past crawfish season was a safe one.
The association did not lose any men who

are enrolled. Although the season wasn't
as fruitful as those in the past, the men are
very grateful for all that have been able to
obtain during this past season. In the spirit
of thanksgiving, men and women of the
community joined them as they celebrated
and sang praise unto the King of Kings and
Lord of Lord for His grace and mercy that
was extended to them once more. The men
are very grateful and are looking forward
to the opening of the season in August.
Outreach Program is planned
By Vernique Russell
The public is invited to join the com-
mittee members of the non-denominational
outreach program on June 1st at the Trea-
sure Cay Primary School. The committee
will once again be taking the message of
salvation to the streets of North Abaco.
The service will begin promptly at 7:30
p.m. and everyone is invited. The commit-
tee's is to ensure that the good news is
spread to everyone, firstly on Abaco and
then in The Bahamas.
By Vernique Russell
New Hope Baptist Church held three
nights of services on April 2nd through 4th
at the church and the guest speaker was
Pastor Collie of Temple of Praise Minis-
tries in Nassau. People gathered to wor-
ship with the Pastor John McIntosh and the
family of New Hope. Pastor Collie made
no apology for declaring the Word of the
Lord without fear but boldly declared the
Word. One thing that rang clear throughout
the revival was that the church body must
unify themselves and come together as one.
The revival services concluded on April 6th
during the 11 a.m. worship service.
Pastor McIntosh and his church family

thank everyone who worshiped with them
and look forward to your continued support.
Latter Rain Ministries
Outreach Service
By Vernique Russell
The Latter Rain Church held an out-
reach service for young people at the bas-
ketball court in Blackwood. They brought
their drama, dance and praise and worship
team to render special selections in prepa-
ration for the Word that was delivered by
Min. Newbold. Youth groups from various
churches in North Abaco come out in sup-
port of the event. The message that rang
clear throughout the night was that no mat-
ter who we are and what we aspire to be,
we all need God and we ought to seek Him
while He may be found.
Revival Time Women's Conference
By Vernique Russell
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eling together suggested some organized
All pleaded guilty along with the Cuban
boat captain and his mate. The seven men,
who were believed to be en route to the
United States, were charged with illegal
landing and sent to Her Majesty's Prison at
Fox Hill for a period of nine months.
The Cuban boat captain and his crew
member, who had previously cleared
Customs in Freeport, were charged with
overstaying their time and were granted
a conditional discharge and had to sign a
bond agreeing to be of good behaviour for
a period of 12 months. The crew member

was also fined $1,000 for being in posses-
sion of 11 grams of marijuana.
The boat, which was a rental boat from
Florida, arrived at Sandy Point the same
day the Dominicans landed and was sus-
pected of being involved in a plan to pick
them up. According to the Superintendent
of Customs, the boat would be returned to
the Cuban captain and his mate following
their conditional discharge.
Officials continued to search the Sandy
Point area as it was suspected that there
may be another group out there. The fol-
lowing morning it was reported that nine
more Dominicans had been apprehended
including one female. A number of Baha-
mians are under investigation.

Seven Dominicans were spotted in Sandy Point and were picked up by the Police. They
appeared before Magistrate Crawford McKee, who sentenced them to nine months at Fox
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and a crew member, both Cuban, had to agree to good behavior for 12 months and the
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_,A, Local Government in North Abaco

By Vernique Russell
Local Government in North Abaco has
been very busy over the last few months
making improvements
and upgrading facilities
that are of great impor-
tance in the area. With
another election just
around the corner, the
present Council has en-
sured that they are do-
ing everything in their
power to enhance their
The work carried
out during this term by
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Committee follows. Treasure Cay air
The Don Corbett part of the upgra
Basketball Court in
Treasure Cay received
much needed repairs
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were constructed and a
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and score keepers was
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borhood of Madeira
Park a new multi-pur-
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has been constructed.
This park will host a
basketball court, vol-
leyball court and ten-
nis court.

Rebuilt the road to the dump at Trea-
sure Cay
Isabella Drive was paved extending to
the back of that area where the Claridges
These projects were accomplished by
the North Abaco District Council.

o District Council has worked to make the
port more attractive. New floor tile is the first
'de that they hope to conintue.


The Treasure Cay airport has
received new tiles throughout the
terminal and work was done to the
outside roofing area that needed re-
pairs in order to provide shelter for
the security officers in inclement
weather. This is one of the first in a
number of projects to be completed
at the airport in an effort to upgrade
and renovate that facility.
At the Regatta Village at the
ferry landing site new bathrooms are
being constructed. Work has already
begun and should be completed in
three weeks.
These are just a few of the proj-
ects that were accomplished by Lo-
cal Government. The Council is sat-
isfied that they have done a good job
and those running are looking for-
ward to complete the works that they
have started and do even more.

The Treasure Cay Town Committee has made
many repairs to the Don Corbett Basketball
Court. These included a new shelter for equip-
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Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150
Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place 352-5458

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

Turtle Cay
6 cott
34 hse
3 cott
ina Cay


II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
pe Town
22rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse

Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
Great Abaco Club + 12 hse 367-4151
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600

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

Oeisha's Resort
Pete & Gay's Resor
Rickmon's Bonefish

Spanish Cay Resort

Bahama Beach Clu
Island Dreams +
Treasure Cay Resor




S14 rm 366-4119
thing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay



45 hse
95 rms
Wood Cay


Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information


Rev. Apr 08

June 1, 2008

June 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section A

Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHFCh 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
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 ......................

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14+ $4
Pelican Shores to Frankle Russel house $14+ $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14+ $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15+ $5
Snake Cay $35 +$10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14+ $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24+$5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44+ $10
Black Wood $18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75+ $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+ $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 + $10

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Chaulks Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Craig Air Center- Jacksonville 904-641-0300
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B 367-4852
YellowAir 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

Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching ask
tourism 367-3067

Compliments of The Abaconian

Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 to or from White Sound
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
Fare Anytime round trip $25
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* or holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30*
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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

Bonefish Guides Cherokee
Sandy Point Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Nicholas Roberts Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Derrick Gaitor Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Randy Sawyer.........366-2284

Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259

Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Buddy Pinder...........366-2163
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
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261

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

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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 Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0431

Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ......................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-O-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
* Guana Cay Man-0-War Cay Elbow Cay Casuarina Point
* Bahama Palm Shore Sandy Point & more

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

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ...........$ ......... ...367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
M angoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's ................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
C racker P's.........................................366-3139
Hibiscus ....................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............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... ... 5-434
Rooster's Rest .......... Hae en t ights Only I
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock)..$.....+.....365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar08

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 11 JUNE 1st, 2008

Hope Town boy is top national sixth grader

Town celebrates James Boyce's top honour with golf cart parade

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James Boyce was named the top sixth grade student by the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year. When James returned to his
school, Hope Town Primary School, after his major accomplishment in Nassau, he was greeted on the dock with the entire student
body as well as top education officers. A decorated golf cart parade through town ended with a brunch at a local restaurant. James
is shown here with his trophies. He is flanked by Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Mrs. Lenora Black, Mr. Michael Rolle, all officers with
the Education office in Marsh Harbour, and Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of the Hope Town School.

By Candace M. Key
James Boyce, 11-year-old Grade 6 stu-
dent at Hope Town Primary School, was
chosen as the Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year during ceremonies
held in Nassau on May 16 and 17. He was
chosen from a field of 100 of the "best and
the brightest" students selected by their
schools, both government and private on
14 islands throughout the archipelago.
The selection process involves sending a
portfolio of nomination from the student's
teacher and principal, former teacher, let-
ters of referral, report cards, newspaper
articles, accomplishments and awards,
letters of reference, notations of involve-
ment in community activities, sports and
hobbies that they have been involved with
for the past three years. Nominated stu-
dents should exhibit leadership skills and
good character. The student is required to
submit a 400-word essay on The Bahamas,
My Pride and Joy and a shorter Mission
Statement of what they hope for the future
of the Bahamas. The portfolio is submitted
to the Bahamas Primary School Student of
the Year Foundation in Nassau where they
are then judged by a highly respected panel
headed by Dr. Davidson Hepburn, former
Ambassador to the United Nations. Oth-
Please see Top Student Page 2

Schooner Bay Project was presented

By Jennifer Hudson
On May 22 the Abaco Chamber of
Commerce President, Mr. Michael Al-
bury, welcomed Mr. Keith Bishop and
Mr. Kevin Main to a luncheon meeting to
present their concept and plans for a new
development at Schooner Bay. On display
were artists' renditions giving a clear pic-

ture of the proposed layout of the develop-
ment and attractive architectural design of
the residences. The Schooner Bay develop-
ment will be located on the Atlantic side
of Great Abaco 26 miles south of Marsh

Please see Schooner Bay Page 6

Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town
will have Town Committees
Hope Town District Council will be Schedule II

Beginning with the Local Govern-
ment election to be held on June 26, the
Hope Town District Council will be a
Schedule 2 District rather than the pres-
ent Schedule 3 District. This means that
each town, Guana Cay, Man-O-War and
Hope Town, will each be electing five
members on June 26 that will constitute
individual Town Committees.
Since 1999 the District was a Sched-
ule 3 District. This meant that the voters
directly elected Council members. Under
this pattern, the Council did the work of
the five Statuary Boards.
The three new Town Committees will
elect members of their committee to form
a District Council to be made up of one
member from Guana Cay, two members

from Man-O-War and two from Hope
Town. This new Council will then ap-
point the required Statutory Boards:
Town Planning, Licensing, Hotel Li-
censing and Port Authority.
These four new boards will meet
monthly and resolve issues related to
building permits, business licenses, port
matters that relate mostly private docks
and hotel licensing.
It is stipulated that the Councils ap-
point members for a single island-wide
Road Traffic Board. It is not clear if the
new District Council will participate in
Road Traffic.
This information was received late on
May 29, two working days before Nomi-
niation Day on June 3.

Min. Woodside introduced

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The Junkanoo Committee announced the winners of the Junaknoo Competition held
on February 21. The Angel Academy was the only pre-school that competed and are
shown here with its trophy. Behind are Philip Cooper, Chairman of the National
Junkanoo Committee; the Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of State for Culture; Ms.
Barbara Johnson, Principal of the Angel Academy; and Percy "Vola" Francis, Na-
tional Coordinator.
The Abaco Junkanoo Committee an- fic light in Marsh Harbour to Goombay
nounced the winners on May 17 of the Park to the ceremony that culminated in
Junkanoo competition that was held on
February 21. A parade to the beat of Please see Junkanoo Page 4
Junkanoo drums marched from the traf-

Self Starters program

By Mirella Santillo
For the second time within a few weeks
the Hon. Byran Woodside, Minister of
State for Youth and Sports, visited Abaco
concerning youth matters. He was sched-
uled to attend two meetings while on the
island. Both meetings were aimed at in-
forming young Bahamians of the financial
support the government was offering them
through a new program called Self Start-

Tabernacle in the morning of May 22nd
for the people of Central and South Ab-
The basic components of the program
are the empowerment of young people to
own businesses, the provision of funding
for the business, the provision of assis-
tance through mentors, training, seminars
and workshops for business owners and
monitoring, evaluating and following up

The first one took place at Friendship's Please see Self Starters Page 5



10 Abaco students were recognized in Nassau

Top Student From Page 1

ers include COB lecturers, former princi-
pals, accountants, lawyers and others. The
program is sponsored by a very dynamic
group of dedicated Bahamians who make
up the Bahamas Pan Hellenic council of
service sororities and fraternities. The pro-
gram seems to grow by leaps and bounds
and they now boast a very generous panel
of sponsors who donated over $100,000 in
scholarships for students this last year.
The distinguished patrons of the pro-
gram are Sir Clement Maynard and Dr.
Keva Bethel both having educated count-

less Bahamians throughout their lives.
They too possess a strong, positive belief
in the future of Bahamian youth.
The program consists of two nights of
awards. The Governor General's Awards
are presented to all contestants the first
night. The Governor General places a
medal around their neck.
The following night at the Diplomat
Centre the pressure and nerves begin to
mount. All 100 students are called one by
one to the stage to be saluted as winners
and presented with a large trophy. Then the
31 finalists and their scholarship amounts
are announced. The amounts range from

$1,000 to $5,000. Tension mounts as the
5th runner up and above are announced Just
as the winner is to be announced, the M.C.
begins to read excerpts from the winners
portfolio soon it is apparent who the win-
ner is as their parents and teacher begin to
cheer! This year when James realized who
they were talking about, he leaned to the
student beside him and exclaimed, "Hey,
that's me!" Then the excitement begins as
friends, Ministry of Education officers,
program directors congratulate the win-
ner. Parents and teacher rush on stage for
the official presentation. James received
a $10,000 scholarship to his future high
school, Forest Heights Academy, a com-
puter and a gift certificate to a Kids Boot
Camp for Sports.
Abaco sent several students and they all
were awarded as winners. Three students

More students who competed

Senario Bethel
Wesley College

Primary schools in The Bahamas, private and public, nominate their top grade 6 students
to be entered in the competition for the most outstanding primary school student. Abaco
had 10 entrants who went to Nassau for the awards. All of the students were given tro-
phies. Some of Abaco's entrants are shown here. They are Abigail Albury of St. Francis
de Sales School, Conrad Cornish of Central Abaco Primary School, Danielle Wells of
Agape Christian School, James Boyce of Hope Town Primary School, Haley Sands of
Cherokee Sound School and Virgil Bain of J.A. Pinder School in Sandy Point. Conrad
was a finalist winning a $1500 scholarship, and Virgil and Danielle were semi-finalists,
each receiving $1000 scholarships. Four other top students are pictured separately.

Alton Pubien
Long Bay School

Andrew Bootle
Treasure Cay Prima

Travone Mills
Fox Town Primary

in addition to James were chosen to receive
scholarships. They were Conrad Cornish,
Central Abaco Primary who was the 19th
Finalist and won a $1,500 scholarship,
Danielle Wells, Agape Christian School
who was a Semi-Finalist and won a $1,000
scholarship and Viirgil Bain ,J.A. Pinder
Primary who was also a semi-finalist win-
ning a $1,000 scholarship. Other Abaco
school winners were Senario Bethel from
Wesley College, Andrew Bootle from
Treasure Cay Primary, Travone Mills
from Fox Town Primary, Alton Publen
from Long Bay School and Halley Sands
from Cherokee Sound School.
Returning on Sunday, all Abaco winners
on the Marsh Harbour flights were treated
to an energetic airport greeting complete
with friends, relatives and church mem-
James received yet another surprise
on Monday when he arrived on the
ferry in Hope Town for school and
was met by his whole school, grand-
parents, aunts and uncles all cheering
and waving banners to congratulate
him. District Superintendent, Mrs.
Lenora Black, accompanied by Educa-
tion officers Ms. Felamease Sawyer,
Mrs. Sandy Edwards and Mr. Leslie
Rolle were on hand for the ceremo-
ry ny. James along with many others got
into decorated golf carts for a parade
through town. The parade ended
up at the Hope Town Coffee House
where everyone was treated to a deli-
cious brunch by James' mother, Mrs.
Cha Boyce. What a way to spend the

Please see Students Page 4

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South of
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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian

June 1 2008

Winning schools received computers

Junkanoo From Page 1
the announcement of the winners.
The Hon. Charles Maynard, Minister of
State for Culture, presented the trophies.
He mentioned that some criticize that too
much attention is paid to Junkanoo. But he
feels it is a time for people to come to-
gether and enjoy Bahamian culture togeth-
er. He continued that Abaco students have
risen to another level with the quality of
their costumes and music. He hopes to see
more participation next year in the number
of groups and in funding.
Min. Maynard mentioned that a com-
mittee from Nassau will be coming to Ab-
aco to hold workshops with Abaco groups
for developing even better costumes. He
thanked the Abaco Club of Winding Bay
for its tremendous support.
The awards for the school competition
were computers. First place winners re-
ceived three computers, second place win-
ners were awarded two computers and third
place winners were awarded one computer.

Awards for the Senior Junkanoo groups
were cash prizes. The first place winner
received $3500, the second place winner
received $2500 and the third place winner
received $1500. Additionally, $500 was
awarded to Spring City Rockers for hav-
ing the best music and the best banner that
won them another $500. Floyd Johnson
of the Green Turtle Cay Rockers had the
best costumes and was awarded $500. Seed
money of $500 was given the end of last
year to all schools that participated. The
adults groups each received $2000. Cen-
tral government funded the expense of seed
money and award money.
Since the Central Abaco Primary School
did so well in the competition, it is likely
that the group will be invited to attend an
event in Nassau.
William Tony Davis, Chairman of the
Abaco Junkanoo Committee, said that Junk-
anoo was very successful this year. How-
ever, in the future the Junior and Senior
Junkanoo will be held on different nights,
perhaps the Junior Junkanoo on a Friday

while the adult Senior Junaknoo could be
held on a Saturday. He commented that
Abaco is a leader in many areas including
Junkanoo. Protests and complaints by Ab-
aco groups are causing the National Com-
mittee to review and change some rules.
Junior Junkanoo Parade
1st place Angel Academy
Large Primary Schools
1st place Central Abaco Primary
2nd place Treasure Cay Primary
3rd place Fox Town Primary

Small Primary Schools Under 50 students
1st place Amy Roberts Primary
2nd place Crossing Rocks Primary
All Age Schools
1st place Moore's Island All Age
2nd place Wesley College
Senior Junkanoo Parade
1st place Spring City Rockers
2nd place Spring City Stingers
3rd place Green Turtle Cay Rockers
4th place Supreme Dancers
5th place Motown Shockers
6th place Goombay Boys

Security Committee is formed

The awards ceremony for the junior and senior dancers began with a walk from the traffic
light to Goombay Park.

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Phone 367-0080

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Phone 367-0080

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Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home.
Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many
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The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune,
endless views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely land-
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Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
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Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
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Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
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White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
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Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
and beach lots starting at $30,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
on a double lot positioned to capture views from
every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
lots, both offering great dockage.
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing

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Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on
large landscaped lot with pool and spacious deck-
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Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along
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Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
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lovely lot.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
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settlement of Cherokee.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
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The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres
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The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437
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Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach
lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $190,000
Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home
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Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
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15 Mar 08

A committee was formed to monitor airport security and see that national and interna-
tional guidelines are followed at the two major airports on Abaco, Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay. S/Ii ,n here are, standing, Mr. Randy Butler, Manager of the Airport
Security Council; Insp. Godfrey Ferguson; Mr. Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs
for Abaco; Mr. Bobby Jones, Airport Superintendent for Abaco; Mr. Don Cornish,
Director of Tourism, Abaco; Mr. Ivan Clare, Deputy Director of Civil Aviation. Seated
are Ms. Lorraine Armbrister, Under Secretary for Tourism and Aviation; the Hon.
Branville McCartney, Minister of State for Tourism and Aviationt; and Mrs. Margaret
Symonette, Assistant Administrator for Central Abaco. See story on page 29.





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Don MacKay Boulevard Marsh Harbour
Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church


June 1, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5

Self Starters program will help youth get started

Self Starters From Page 1

to ensure the businesses are successful.
The Minister brought with him Mr.
Carl Brennen, Under Secretary for the
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture,
and Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, Director of the
Self Starters program. The delegation was
on Abaco not only to talk about the pro-
gram which offers grants from $1,000 to
$5,000 to young Bahamians entrepreneurs
aged 18 to 30 but also to take applications
from interested parties. Mr. Lionel Elliott,
the Executive Director of JA was part of
a selection committee ready to accept ap-
plications after the meeting. "The program
is perfect for Juniors Achievers," com-
mented Mr. Elliott.
During his presentation, Mr. Wood-
side outlined the major points of the Self
Starters program that offers incentives for
young people to go into business instead
of being employees. The program has al-
ready been launched in New Providence
and Grand Bahama; Abaco is the third
island to which the program is being of-
fered. The Minister mentioned that $1 mil-
lion has been allocated for the program to
be divided between various islands of the
Commonwealth. "We want to leave some

name of the applicant but to venors they
have specified on their application and will
be for specific materials.
People interested have until May 31st to
apply. They should have prove of citizen-
ship, of their age and as much information
as possible on the business they want to
His talk was followed by Mr. Carl Bren-
nen, who stressed t he importance of the

Hon. Byran wooasiae, minister of
State for Youth and Sports
of that money on Abaco," he commented.
"Please take advantage of this wonderful
opportunity," he urged. "The buzz word,"
said the Minister is, "opportunity," a word
he repeated several times during his pre-
sentation, urging people to take it serious-
ly. He explained that the applications will
be reviewed by the selection committee
comprised of people from New Providence
and that the check, once approved, will be
issued to the supplier for the intended busi-
ness or an existing business, since the pro-
gram is also geared to people already own-
ing a business. It will not be issued in the

economic value of the program and the op-
portunity it offered to young people with
ideas and dedication. The audience was
invited to ask questions. One point raised
was how to handle payment to foreign sup-
pliers. It was suggested to buy in The Ba-
hamas if possible, but people were assured

Please see Sefl Starters Page 30

Young people were able to apply for grants after the meeting descirbing the Self Starter
program. Government will pay up to $5000 to assist them in opening businesses that a
review board feels can be successful. The money goes di', c, di to the supplier of materials
that they will require to begin their business.

Abaco Cays Realty, Ltd.

a) jja&i-if i

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

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Great Guana Cay
1o01 t 45 -Orchid Bay i
43,480 s. 0.9982 Acre
190.88' on Sea of Abaco
prime buildlini sie
+- 15' clevalions
Orchid Bay amenities 1
Allows for private deeded
mature trees _
tGGV1V087 $940,000. "Cotched Out"
SGreat Guana Cav
Orchid Bay
Prestigious Orchid Ba,
and all of her amenities
Parcel # 58 174,775 sf
4.012 Acres
One of the I highest
Points in Orchid Bay.
Fabulous Panoramic
(#GGV1077- $850,000 Playing Hooky"
Great Guana CaY -
Dolphin Beach Estates
Beachfront Building Site
31,243 s.f 0.717 Acre
117' Beach Frontage
Dock Access
Good Elevation
Superb Ocean Views
I.ush Natime Vegetation
#GGVI006- $790,000. ICoco Bay iew"

Great Guana Cay -
Dolphin Beach Estates

Beachfnmnt Building Site
36.839 s.f. 0.845 Acre
65' Beach Frontage
Good Elevation
Superb Ocean Views 4 4
Lush Native Vegetation
IGGV1000 UInderContranl "Coco Bay Breeze
Great Guana Cay /
16,500 s.f over I 3 Acre
100 of Ocean shoreline
Over 200of depth -
Prime Ocean-front c
building site
Good clevations
IDeded dock access on
the Sea of Abaco.

=GGV1092 S375,000. "AtChor DowH"
Great Guana Cay
6,653 s.F 0152 Acre
-45.47 of Sea of Abaco
Prime buildingL site -canl
carn a pnvale dock
-180 degree views
underground electric and
pa ed road.
nG CVI1091 S375,000. "Casuarina"





Grecn Turtle Cay .
Coco Bay
- 0.0573 Acre to 3.08 Acres
- offered in I 10 4 prime sites
- 100' 60 of waterfironagc
- Atlantic Beach and Sea of
Abaco frontage available -
10'-32 clct alions- 360'v.icws
- Very private Area
iGTV\OD8 S546,000.-
53,000,000. "Lynyard Palms
Green Turtle Cay
Coco Bay
-15,948 sl-f ,
-0.3661 Acre "
Prime Building Site
Unobstructed views ol
Coco wBay I A.
-Public Dock Access
Beach Access 50' from
Coco Bay Reach.
IGTVI080 S625,000. "GrandBois"

Green Turtle Cay y
Coco Bay H
- 32,690 s.f
- 0.7567 Acre
- Dock Access
- Beach Access
- Good Elevation

#GTV 1009 S291,000. "Summnerplace"
Green Turtle Cay
Coco Bay A4
19.558 s.f.
04490 Acre
-Prime Building Site
Dock Access
Beach Access

#GTV1007 $167,500. "GAC-#6A-#71

Green cc urtle Cay /
While S und Area

- Prime Building Site
- 28,523 sq ft,
- 0.6548 Acre
- Dock Access
- Beach Access


(GV1012 IUnderContrac "GAC- #48 #49"

(;reen Turtic Cay ,.n
Green Turtle Estates /
8,126 s f. 0.1865 Acre
Corner lot
Irimie building site
Central location
Short walk to Bita Bay
Snorkel right oltfshorm
#GTVI074 $112,500. "Cave Cays"


Lynyard Cay
42,906 ..f
-+,- 1314oftSeaofA,\bco
front Pime in uiidmig Site
Build private dock
Well established C'oconul
views of Sea ofAbaco
and Allantic Occan
aLCV 090- $S274,000.
MNan-O-War Cay -
- Rare Prime Ocean-front
building site
-0.51 Acre
- 125' Allanic Ocean
- Central Location
- Fabulous Ocean Views
- Lush Native Foliage
#fMWVIO81- S695.000.
Dickie's Cva
Prime Building Site
10,719 s.f 0.246 Acre
-Over 150'of Sea ofAbaco
Concrete Sewall oni Sea of
-103- x 6 pri\ale dock
Man-O.War lharbour
I- fabulous Sea ofAbaco ews
#IMWV1082 $395,000.
Marsh Harbour
GreatAbaco Club
Parcels 6A mad t 7A
# 6A 9243 sq.ft.
-7A- 13,845 sq.ft
Private Dockage
rtyal Sca of A batil Views
4 6A-gMH\'I 02 S970,000.
1 7A-.OMHV II $1,455,000.
a6A &7A- $2,182,000.

Marsh arbour
Great Abaco Club
-Parcels 1 48 and ,? 49
- 48 7,548 sq tt.
.19- 7,117 sqft
50' o Bhail Basin Frouage
-Semi-Private Docks
-Ridge Parcels Good
S48-MMIIVIIOO $667,000.
I49- ~MI-VII01] 667,000.
North Abaco
Private Island
- +/- 220 Acres
- 27342 lin.ft. 4.5 nautical
miles ol'f shorlie
- +/- 20- elevations
Beaches- Lagoons
- Harbors Coves Visla's
- Controlling depth of 4.5
- Between east end or Grand
Bahama and west end
#API1088 of LittleAbaco
Price Upon Request
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Page 6 Section B

The Abaconian

June 1 2008

Schooner Bay has begun constructing roads

Schooner Bay From Page 1
Harbour and 15 miles from Sandy Point.
Mr. Bishop, who is the environmen-
tal and engineering manager and govern-
ment liaison for the project, gave Cham-
ber members an overview of the planned
development making it clear that this will
not be a hotel/marina complex. "Our plan
is to develop a village around a harbour
and for the village at Schooner Bay to take
Bahamians back to the style of the origi-
nal settlements such as can still be found in
Harbour Island and in sections of old Nas-
sau. All of the residences will be designed
in the vernacular architecture such as can
still be seen in Hope Town and Green Tur-
tle Cay. The entire project will span 120
acres and of that 35 percent will be green
space in the centre of the village which will
be maintained as a habitat for wildlife and
especially the Abaco parrot.
"This will be an open community (not

gated) with an open design and the build-
ings will be primarily cottages with low
walls around to create streetscapes. Five
hundred sixty-five homes are planned in
total and will be constructed as a phased
project. Three hundred eighty-five homes
around the harbour are planned for Phase
I. The lots will be small to arrest urban
sprawl and this small footprint will mean
small cost with a very affordable entry
level. Twenty-seven choices of structure
will be available. It will also be possible
to buy a lot outside of the village to build
one's own design, but it must be within the
vernacular design. The village will be de-
signed for year-round living. The smaller
homes are designed to be one and a half
storey and the largest will be no higher
than two storey plus a dormer.
The harbour will not be used as a com-
mercial marina but will be solely for the
use of the residents but there will be a
yacht club for transient yachts. The devel-

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The Schooner Bay community will encourage walking. The roads and walkways will be
inviting and intimate. The developers are wanting to create a Bahamian settlement with
shops, a community center, sporting facilities, even an organic farm.

Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour
Perry Thomas
Triplex, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top
floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-
bath apartments on the bottom
floor, property is 90 x 100
Appraised at $ 440,000 This
month sales price $434,600
Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house
with 2 bed and I bath. Sold
together. Priced at $307,400

Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase
a restaurant that is ready to go
with all the necessary equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
I 00'x120' lot. Priced $424,000.
Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio,
covered entryway with huge
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft.
situated on 1/4 acre of property
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub
in master bath. Appraised at
$600,000 REDUCED $402,800
Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures contain-
ing four one-bedroom, one
bathroom apartment units that
are fully furnished with central
air conditioning. Sits on 15,000
sq. ft. Landscaped. All units
are rented. REDUCED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant

opment will contain a five star beach club,
like Lyford Cay in Nassau, a hardware
and retail store and up to seven restau-
rants. Seven boardwalks across the dune
will provide access to the beach. A cen-
tral island in the harbour will also contain
cottages. An organic farm, school from
Kindergarten to grade 6 and a community
centre are planned. The community centre
will grow with the harbour and eventually
provide primarily for sports activities such
as soccer and American football and will
include an all weather gymnasium. It will
have back-up power and so will also act as
a hurricane shelter for the people of South
The construction will be of "poured-
in-place concrete" which is fire retardant
with fiberglass reinforcing. Power de-
mand reduction was a high priority and
both geothermal and solar thermal sourc-
es were looked at. Air conditioning will
all be geothermal. The development will
have functional wind power and a solid
waste disposal plant with separation at
the source, recycling where possible and
some incineration. Water will be provided
by the Water and Sewerage Corporation.
It is estimated that the construction phase
will provide jobs for 90-100 persons, all
from Abaco who will be hired through job
fairs. The local craftsmen selected will be
sent to Nassau by the developer for train-
ing at BTVI (Bahamas Training and Vo-
cational Institute). Once the project is fully

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Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft.
Landscaped with beautiful trees
and lawn. Rented. REDUCED
$185,000. Can be sold separately
or with above property.

Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
apartment un rnished.
0 l/C and
war dryer. The other unit has
window A/C unit in the bedroom.
Building sits on lot 131 x 90
property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to
sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you.
Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Residential only
Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross
Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross
Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
Lot #I1UNDER CONTRACT 2 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. Lot #11 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
One lot in Mu Subdivision on Shell Road Lot
size 131 x I 0 ~g 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.
Triplex 3 I bed/I bath in Murphy Town

operational an employment figure of 300 is
anticipated.. The project has received gov-
ernment approval and no exemptions from
government taxes or duties were sought.
The developer for the project is Lindroth
Development Company Limited which has
been responsible for several successful de-
velopments in Nassau including Old Fort
Bay, Islands on the Western end of New
Providence and a development on a Family
Island. If the permit to begin is received
within the next 60 days, then we expect
the first occupant to be in by the end of
next summer. "There has already been a
lot of interest from Bahamians," stated
Mr. Bishop.
Much of the information was given in
answer to numerous questions put to the
presenters by members of the Chamber of
Commerce and which Mr. Bishop was as-
sisted in answering by Construction Direc-
tor, Kevin Main.

Free Bone

Density Testing
Anglican Hall
Marsh Harbour
June 4
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Primarily for women
over 45 years

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

Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net
Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town
2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
I two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
Lot # 122 Central Pin4 SOLD |
Lot # 78 Central Pines SOLD |
Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in
Dundas Town
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000
Lot #63 H in Murphy Town, lot size 74 x 75 Price $18,000
Duplex Murphy Town
2 story, 2 bedroom I bath up
and down. $160,000 net

Visit our other fine properties at: www.adlerrealtybahamas.com

The Schooner Bay project is making a great effort at recreating Bahamian style buildings.
This is the artist's conception of what a street scene will look like.

Jun 1,20 hwbcnan ScinB Pg

Anne Albury Es4 e
Marcellus Roberts
Sales Associate /
Everett Pinder I
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular 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
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, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing

Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS

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


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
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~J- D 2 bath home
O+ 7.5% closing
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 $1,002,000 FGS
Canal Front Cond s~ ti-te Pool
Bldg 4 Dow SO 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redon --zwide slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $695,432 + 72%
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $485,500 FGS
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing

"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 $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
"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
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dining/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 store~CBS building,
each level has 2 JJ- nts with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di\ S S' Great rental
investment. M L'SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

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

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


The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Page 8 Section B The Abaconian

June 1 2008

News of the Cays

Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Green Turtle Cay, like the entire island
of Abaco, is suffering from the extended
dry period. Even though we have had some
rain in the past weeks, the windy weather
dries any moisture as soon as it falls. We
are fortunate in that we have had no fires,
but the smoke from the wild fires on the
mainland of Abaco reaches Green Turtle
Cay, covering us in a smoky haze. Green
Turtle Cay, like the other Abaco cays, de-
pends on rainfall for water supply. Many
homes and businesses have empty or al-
most empty cisterns. It is during this time
of year that people are reminded that our
community has been promised potable wa-
ter by every government administration in
the past 20 years. The water pipes have

been put in place through town, but like
everything else, they, too, are only filled
with dust! We have faith to believe that at
least the rain will come and fill the cisterns
before 2012!
Island Roots Heritage Festival
The 5th annual Island Roots Heritage
Festival was very successful and drew
crowds on both days. The hotels and guest
houses were full and golf carts were all
rented. The ferries were busy transport-
ing people all day long. The committee is
always pleased to welcome new people,
but is especially pleased to see the num-
ber of people who return each year. This
year's theme, The Bahamas: The Jewel of
the Crown, was displayed all through town
with Bahamian and British flags flown
from utility poles, homes and businesses.

A decorating contest encouraged business
places to decorate. The Golden Reef's win-
dow displays, one with British colors and
memorabilia and the other with Bahamian
colors and memorabilia won first place.
In keeping with the British theme, the
committee organized afternoon teas at the
historic New Plymouth Inn. Character
actors playing the part of British royalty
"hosted" the teas. Traditional scones, cu-
cumber sandwiches and cakes were all a
part of the menu. The guests were also
treated to a fashion show by the staff of
the Green Turtle Club. The afternoon teas
were a huge success and the suggestion
was made that the teas be included as a part
of every festival and should be offered by
New Plymouth Inn on a regular basis!
Another addition to the festival was a
grand raffle that was drawn on Saturday
evening. The prizes included a weekend
vacation package on Green Turtle Cay, a
weekend package in Key West and a 32-
inch flat screen television. The prizes were
all generously donated and the proceeds
helped to fund the festival.

The Sunday thanksgiving service is
the closing event of the festival weekend
and the congregations of all the churches
joined together for an outdoor service.
Church choirs sang beautiful hymns and
the message was delivered by Rev. Reuben
McIntosh of the Miracle Church of God.
Each year a special offering is received at
the service and donated to a worthy cause
or group. This year's offering was shared
equally between Every Child Counts for
its Special Olympic trip and Amy Roberts
Primary for its playground project. This is
a small way of giving back to the Abaco
community for the support of the Island
Roots Heritage Festival.
Behind the scenes
Organizing the annual festival takes
hours, days and months of work by a small
committee of women. The committee must
also organize the necessary fund raisers
to help fund the festival. While much of
the work is done prior to the festival, it is
Please see Cays Page 10

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Every Child Counts. The donation is the proceeds from the annual thanksgiving service
at the end of the festival weekend.

Sid's Food Store
Groceries Toiletries Souvenirs
Serving New plymouth and the entire
Green Turtle Cay Area
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Frozen Meat
Dry and Canned Goods
Homemade Breads
Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth,
Green Turtle Cay
Tel: (242) 365-4055




Ahis Week

tTutle Cove Development- Abaro
Ref #: 3692
Price: $71,000 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell
10 sitnle family sea view lots retmaring! Located 12 miles Northof
MarshHarbour ard 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin
with dock for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!

SCasa Jevl Turtle Rocks
Ref #: 3518
Price: $752,000
SAgent: June Russell

Custom built bed/2.5 bath home located just northof Marsh
Harbour. SvAirming pool ad beachatcess make it a relaxing retre at.

Turnkey Service Station
Ref #: 3638
Price: $3,600,000
Agent: June Russell
In t heart of Marsh Harbour. Fully equipped with a store, parts
dept. and service area. Also included is vacant lot rext to station.

Southem B eeze -Lubbers Quarters
Re #: 3502
Price: $625,000 I I
Agent: Patti Lcve
Overlooking the Seaof Abao, this charming3 bedy3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.

Hope Town Getaway
Ref #: 3757
Price: $995,000
Agent: Path Love

Just a shrt walk from the beach this 2 bed/2 bathdowrstairs
ard upstairs loft with 2 queen beds is a perfect vacaionhome.

Vacant Lots Available
* Refit 3339 Treasre Cay 9000 sqft. golf course lot with utilities
$45,100 -Contact June Russell
* Ref# 1946- Lot withocean views in While S ound,Elbow Cay
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Harbour $9m.500 SOLD lure Russll

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June 1,2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 9

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir BrokerPr


"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished. elegant 4 bed.
5.5 bath. 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" Beach House # 1066 Luxurious 4 bed. 3.5
bath 5,536 s/f furnished home on 26.420 s/f parcel with 130'
of white sandy beachfront. Recently renovated. $3,995,000.
"Peace & Plenty" # 1059 7 bed. 4.5 bath. 2 storey furnished
Ocean Blvd. home. 163' of beach frontage. 1.453 landscaped
acres. magnificent sea views, superior finishes. $3,800,000.
"FinalApproach"# 601 Recently renovated. furnished
canal front 2 storey. 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom. 4.5 bath private home
on large property. 100' private dock. 4 car garage $2,625,000.

"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3,500
s/f furnished beachfront home. pool. patio & garage on 1.2
landscaped acres. Excellent rental income history. $2,500,000.

"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom. 3.5 bath fully
furnished. 3.500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,200,000.

"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed. 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3.430 s/f under roof on 15.493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 -2 bed. 2 bath beach
home. plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage. 165' ofdockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.

Palm Bay Harbourfront Home #2 # 1071 3 bed. 3.5 bath
new. 2,077 s/f. unfurnished waterfront home. Private garage.
private boat slip with 20' beam. Fantastic panoramic water
views FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,035,000.

"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745 -3 bed. 2 bath single storey,
1.550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot.
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.

"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed. 2 bath beachfront
cottages. 1.300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. Fantastic Views

Ocean View Home # 1067 2 bed, 2 bath. 2 level. 2.360
s/f furnished seaview home plus 1 bed, 1 bath guest apt. &
garage. 18,230 s/f enclosed yard. $805,000.

Golf Course Home # 1081 New in 2008. 3 bed. 2 bath.
1.400 s/f unfurnished home, modem, open kitchen includes
major appliances, granite countertops, 10.000 s/f parcel
adjoining golf course. B$305,000.

"Home, Sweet Home"# 784 2 bed. 2 bath. 1.240 s/f
furnished home on 13.500 s/f lot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed. 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed. 3 bath. 2nd level
Phase 5 condo. closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed. 4 bath 2.000 s/1'2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.

RoyalPoinciana #2612-# 972 3 bed. 3 bath. 2nd level.
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.

"Halyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1.568 s/f &
2.108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community. 15' beam dock
slip. private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.


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Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed. 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit. includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key". Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950.

Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000- 2 bed. 2 bath. 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay. Near beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2209 770 Elegantly furnished,well
maintained 2 bed. 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $495,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated. 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 sif patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Beach Villa 685 # 958 Attractive 885 s/f 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool. near marina & golf course. 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed. 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse. ocean views. close to beach. furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums

# 959 2 bed. 1 bath, 2 level furnished unit. overlooks marina
includes full size garage & vehicle. $310,000.

# 454 -2 bed. I bath, 2 level poolside unit

# 985 2 bed. 2 bath. 2 level "turn-key". harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000



# 928 2 bed. 1 bath. 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.

# 655 2 bed. 1 bath with marina view

#455 I bed. I bath. ground level. poolside



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.
Beachfront Parcel, Sunrise Point # 1068 Spacious 19.570
s/f with 100' powder white sandy beach frontage, superior sea
views, ideal building site. all utilities available $1,445,000.

Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco. PIXUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
WindwardBeach # 999- 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 817- Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 1061 10.751 s/f cleared canal parcel with 80'
of sea-walled protected deep water frontage. Generous 145'
depth. All utilities available. New "T" Dock. $375,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10.295 s/fcleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage. all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12.200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000.
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,000.
St Andrews Drive Lot 1 # 1076 14.700 s/f residential parcel
adjacent to 14th tee of golf course. Quiet community, all
utilities available, short walk to Treasure Cay Beach $76,925.
Sea ofAbaco Lot Ql # 845 25.658 s/f lot. 172' water frontage
in quiet cove. good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed. 2.5 bath. 2.400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage. Fantastic views. $759,000.

"Turtle's Rock" 1062 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel with 102' sandy beach frontage. Built
in 2000. Very private area. $795,000.
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath. plus
loft. 2.500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall. 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels

#823 10.708 s/fcanal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.

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

# 602- 15,334 s/f canal corer lot w/197' seawall



# 704- 10.400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.

# 597- 11,242 s/fcanal lot w/171' seawall. sea view $265,000.

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

# 904 16.345 s/f w/ 108' water frontage. sea view $165,000.

# 811 10.400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.

# 998 13.459 s/f canal view comer lot near beach $ 96,500.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I acre residential
parcel. 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community.
great ocean views. $395,000.
Great Abaco Club, Sea View LS4A03 7.750 s/f, Sea of
Abaco views, finger dockfa S vessel. gated community. all
utilities available. I Psesort amenities. Reduced $279,000.

Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Ililltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco. Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.

Beach Front Parcel # 714 45.343 s/f parcel. 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.

Ocean View Lot # 1036 17.650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view. just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Refi# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated. hillside corner
parcel.12,600 s/f+/-. close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.

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More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 8
the week leading up to the festival that is
the hardest. It is then when much physi-
cal labor is needed to prepare the festival
site. The committee is grateful to the men
who are always there to see that the work
is done and to help fix any "almost disas-
ters!" It is reassuring to the committee
that these generous, community-minded
men can be depended on each year to give
freely of their time, equipment and skill to
make the festival a success.
School news
The school year is quickly coming to an
end, and students are preparing for exami-
nations and graduations. Tiny Turtles Pre-
school's graduation and closing program
is scheduled for June 12th at the Miracle
Church and Amy Roberts Primary will

Annabelle Cross presents a donation to Mrs
PTA president of Amy Roberts Primary. Als
Glendena Sawyer, principal and Mrs. Ale,

hold its graduation ceremony at the New
Plymouth Gospel Chapel on June 13th.
The Grade Level Assessment Tests for 3rd
and 6th grade students are all completed.
The Ministry of Education introduced the
Rigby Reading Comprehension Test in the
2006-2007 school year for 2nd grade stu-
dents. Amy Roberts Primary placed first in
the Bahamas for schools with 9-16 entrants.
Mrs. Alexandria Sawyer and students Di-
ana Lowe and Samantha Sawyer traveled
to Nassau to attend the a wards ceremony
and accepted the Minister's Award on be-
half of their class. Students of all primary
grades took the Rigby test this school year
and are awaiting the results.
Softball field is improved
The upgrade of the softball field has
been an ongoing project and it is now look-
ing like a professional field with dugouts
and lights for night games. It is unoffi-
cially called Turtleback
Stadium. Softball has
always been a popular
sport in the community
and GTC can boast of
a few great players!
Some of these softball
enthusiasts are now
passing the sport on to
the younger generation.
Over the past weeks
GTC has hosted soft-
ball teams from North
Abaco for friendly
games. On May 17th
Robin Phillips, the under 12 and un-
o in photo Mrs. der 17 boys played
xandria Sawyer, their first games against
teams from Blackwood.

Although they did not win the games, it
was an excellent first time effort. There is
a lot of potential in the groups and with
practice they will be teams to watch! A
large crowd of proud parents and support-
ers came out to cheer for the teams. Special
thanks to coaches Thomas Sawyer, Eugene
Lowe, Christopher Roberts and Neil Lowe
for working with the under 17 boys and to
Craig Russell for working along with the
young men's team. At a time when there
are so many negative stories in the news
about young men, it is a wonderful feeling
to see our young men and boys enjoying
themselves while doing something con-
structive. Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Pedro and Jillian
Rodriguez on
the birth of
their son. Jer-
ren Pete was
born in Flor-
ida on April
30th. He is the
grandson of
Luke and Kar-
en McIntosh. '
Nana Karen
honored her
as chairper-
son of the 5th
Annual Island
Roots H er-
itage Festival
before going
to Florida to Amy Roberts students wc
meet her 6- their category last year.
day-old grand- front, Samantha Sawyer,
son! Curry. In the back are No
Lowe, Christian Mclntos
Lowe and Davanti Long
traveled to Nassau to re,

Elections coming up
Local government elections will be held
on June 26th and there is much speculation
as to who will offer themselves as candi-
dates for the local district council. Local
government elections should be taken as
seriously as the general election because
the outcome will affect our community on
a daily basis. We should choose persons
committed to serving in the best interest of
the community.
The summer is almost here and we are
looking forward to summer activities and

Please see Cays Page 11

n the Rigby Reading Comprehension Test in
They are now 3rd grade students. They are,
William Phillips, Darenique Ford and Katelyn
than Roberts, Denzell Johnson, Christopher
h and Elias Cooper. Not in photo are Diana
sworth. Diana Lowe and Samantha Sawyer
ceive the trophy in the photo.

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The Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel
presented an award to two Green Turtle Cay
girls, Samantha Sawyer and Diana Lowe. They
traveled to Nassau to accept the trophy as part
of the group who won the Rigby Reading Com-
prehension Test. Accompanying the girls was
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education Super-

Cays From Page 10
days at the beach. I'm sure the stu-
dents are all looking forward to a
break from the daily study schedule.
For some this will be the last sum-
mer vacation before a job and life as
a "grown up."
Law office opens on
Green Turtle Cay
By Alton Lowe
Attorney at Law, Joan Ferguson,
is opening a branch of her legal of-
fice on Green Turtle Cay. Mrs. Fer-
guson's Legal Chambers is presently
located in New Providence, and she
will operate a branch office out of her
home Ferguson House at Leeward
Yacht Club located just outside New
Plymouth on Black Sound. The office
will be open two days per week com-
mencing June 1st. Leeward Yacht
Club is a new residential community
on Black Sound being developed on
property which was used to can pine-
apples in the late 1800s. The devel-

opment features historic New Plymouth /
Key West style homes with gingerbread
porches and picket fences.
Mrs. Ferguson was called to the Baha-
mas Bar in 1989 and has practiced law in
such Chambers as Christie, Ingraham &
Co. and V. Alfred Gray and Co. before
opening her own Chambers. For approxi-

Sne rerguson nouse, oult to replicate tne
Colonial style of bygone days, will be the
office of Attorney at Law, Joan Ferguson.

mately six years, Mrs. Ferguson was also
a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate where
she ruled on criminal and civil matters.
Her practice on Green Turtle Cay will
be mainly conveyance matters plus estate
work, civil law, immigration and residen-
cy matters.
Mrs. Ferguson is married to retired
ACP Avery E. Ferguson. Mrs. Ferguson
can be reached by telephone at 242-362-
0187, cell phone at 242-424-7005 or e-mail
at < JoanF@coralwave.com >
Man-O-War Cay
Dock & Dine Restaurant opens
By Derek A. Lee
Tommy and Chris Albury, owners and
proprietors of Man-O-War Marina, are the
third generation of their family to have op-
erated the facility which dates back to the
late 1950s. On May 1st the brothers opened
a new restaurant utilizing the name "Dock
& Dine" after an eating place formerly run
by the family which served on the property
in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Please see Cays Page 12

This 9,2 sq flooded lotis the largest in Lit Poi
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Town.
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay.
A paved road and electricity have already been put in place.

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and cooling prevailing sea breezes. Treasure Cay
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The physical setting shows the optimum
of nautical flavor and ambiance as it is
literally right on the dock surrounded by
vessels. The d6cor consists of attractive
hatch cover tables, glass balls and other
memorabilia from ships and the sea. Dock
& Dine is open seven days a week. Lunch
is served every day from 11:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. Dinner is served everyday except
Sunday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Break-
fast is served on Saturday and Sunday from
7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.
The establishment has a capacity of 60
guests. Food is prepared and served by an
all Bahamian staff of eight. It consists of
two chefs, a sous-chef, four wait staff and
one maintenance person. The team is led by
Chef Timothy Smith, who was trained in
culinary arts at the College of the Bahamas
and has spent several years at the Radisson
and the Lyford Cay Club in New Provi-

dence. He is assisted by Chef Devin Davis.
The cuisine can be described as "Inno-
vative Bahamian" with, according to Chef
Smith, an occasional touch of Italian and
Japanese. The menus are limited in depth
but more than adequate to satisfy even the
most demanding of palates.
Prices can be considered moderate.
Master Card, Visa, American Express
and Discover cards are accepted. This is
the first restaurant in Man-O-War history
to take credit cards. In keeping with the
dry nature of Man-O-War, alcohol is not
served; however, guests are welcome to
take their own beverages.
We have had the pleasure of eating lunch
and dinner at Dock & Dine over the past
few weeks. At lunch I was accompanied
by well known Abaco real estate broker,
Christopher L. Plummer of Abaco Cays
Realty, Ltd. At dinner, I was honored to
have the company of Dr. N.D. Hauser,
world renowned cetacean researcher, spe-

cialist and advocate. Dr. Hauser has dined
in many of the better restaurants around
the world. We all agreed that our dining
experience at Dock & Dine was wonder-
ful. The food was excellent, the service
good and the ambiance delightful.
We strongly recommend Dock & Dine
as a site for a meal on you next trip to
Man-O-War and even worthy of a special
trip in spite of today's fuel prices.
Twelve Vendors held
Art and Craft Show
By Samantha V. Evans
Man-O-War residents came out in large
numbers to support their very own Man-O-
War Arts and Crafts Show held on May 17
at the Man-O-War School grounds. Twelve
vendors set up under the tent to showcase
their work. The organizers of the event
were four ladies: Mandy Sands, Crissylee
Elden, Netica Roberts and Sonya Albury.
This show came about as a result of a four-
woman show that was held last December
by the organizers of today's event. Accord-
ing to them the event was so successful that
they started planning for this island-wide
event right away. What is so unique about

the vendors here is that they are all from
Man-O-War or are descendants of Man-O-
War. Each of the vendors was interviewed
to share their talents with us.
Mandy Sands makes gift bags and An-
drosia bags. She decorates her bags will
shells, cords and other natural notions and
cannot remember where she first was ex-
posed to this craft but knows that she loves
it. Phillip Sands does wood turning using
native wood. He uses natural wood such as
tamarind, sea grape and madeira which can
be found locally. Crissylee Elden started
out making cards and shadow boxes about
three years ago. She also makes candles,
pens and bamboo plants. She started jew-
elry-making in February of this year. The
material she uses includes glass, shells,
wooden pieces, crystals, and beads. She
uses wire and rope to hold her jewels in
Glen Albury makes starfish figurines
and has been making them for eight to ten
years. He started making wood and conch
shell necklaces this year. He comes from
Please see Cays Page 13

The new dockside Dock & Dine Restaurant ic cril opened, bringing back the name of
aflinly restaurant from the past. The dhlivfirfl setting complements the delicious dishes
served there.

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persons continued asking for the frames. post cards and bags in addition to her Weatherford, Rhonda's Photography and
Cays From Page 12 He gets all the driftwood from the beach. paintings. Andy Albury makes half hulls. Kristen's Kreations. Tuppy has been tak-
a family of wood crafters. He also makes Sonya Albury was challenged to draw This is a family legacy as his father and ing photos for over 12 years and enjoys
frames for the pictures his wife takes. He by an American teacher she had when she grandfather made them. He started making taking photos of Abaco flora and fauna.
makes bandsaw boxes that can hold jew- was a student at the Man-O-War School rib models of Bahamian dinghies and Man- Rhonda, one of the owners of Snap Shop,
elry and they come in different shapes and back when it only had two rooms. She O-War boats Rough Waters and the Abaco says that taking photos is a hobby. She es-
sizes. He just started making shell jewelry can't remember if she was in grade six or Rage. A boat like the Abaco Rage takes pecially loves taking photos of sea shells,
this year. Doug Albury has been making seven but she knows that she began paint- him approximately 30 hours to complete. animals, flowers, boats and various scenes.
driftwood frames for the past seven years. ing and selling her goods at her grandma's He loves to do it and does not do it for the She makes post cards, matted prints, coast-
He decided to make these frames because shop, Sally's Seaside Boutique. She still money because he does not charge nearly ers and mouse pads which she added this
after the late Eddie Albury passed, many sells her work there today. She now makes the amount that each boat is worth. year. She sells her items to local stores in
Neticia Roberts started painting as a Marsh Harbour and on the cays. Kristen
child and loves doing it. As she got older, of Kristen's Kreations started her jewelry
she started painting on canvas and then she making a year ago while away at college.
I went more into natural more Bahamian This is her first art show and she makes
materials. She uses wood, shells and other jewelry as a hobby. This includes neck-
Bahamian materials. She has done many laces, bracelets and earrings. She plans to
shows and plans to do more locally and stay with her jewelry line but add sea shells
h throughout the Bahamas. She also makes and glass to her material list.
Christmas ornaments, shell mirrors, shell Mandy Sands and her team would like to
picture frames, shell receipt boxes, shell thank everyone who helped make the event
animals, stamp/tinket boxes, wreaths and possible. The organizers were very pleased
shell key holders. She is hoping that next with the support they received stating that
Year the name of the event will be changed the event was very successful. In fact, they
to pay homage to those persons who helped want to make it a community day next year
to develop Man-O-War.
Other booths on display were by Tuppy Please see Cays Page 14

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so that the whole family can have lots more
fun and there would be more to see and do.
They also plan to rename the day Sojers
Day because the people of Man-O-War are
known as sojers. On this day they will fea-
ture more Bahamian food, the rich heritage
and history of Man-O-War, fun activities,
games and fun for all so that the rest of
Abaco can join them in their celebrations.

Hope Town
Annual Dog Walk-A-Thon Held
Friends of Abaco Animals, the Hope
Town based humane organization, recently
held its fourth annual Dog Walk-A-Thon
to raise money for the spay/neuter and ani-
mal care it provides on Abaco. This was
the second year that it was held in memory
of friend, Phillip Remery, who brought his
cat, Chauncey, to be in the Walk-a-Thon
every year. Chauncey's adopted owner,

Natasha Albury, brought him this year for
an appearance.
This group was begun by Candace Key
and has been in existence for over 25 years
providing care to animals through dona-
tions and fund raising efforts. President
Jane Thompson, Mrs. Key's sister, states
that the group is called on to provide more
and more services to animals in the Abaco
community and the group must constantly
raise funds to meet these needs. Weekly
meetings are held in Marsh Harbour with
directors of humane groups on Man-O-
War Cay, Green Turtle Cay and at least

two Marsh Harbour representatives of
rescue and humane organizations to plan
activities and strategies for animal medi-
cal care needs, adoptions, rescues, foster
homes and education.
The Walk-a-Thon this year was a huge
success. It was sponsored by Purina brand
from Bahamas Wholesale Agency through
its representative, Mr. Richard Curry of
Nassau. That company generously donated
beautiful stainless steel dog bowls to be

Please see Cays Page 15

Hope Town School students from Grade 5 and 6 are shown thanking Hope Town Harbour
Lodge Manager, Mr. Tom Hazel, for being the first hotel on Elbow Cay to use eco-
friendly, biodegradable take-out utensils and containers. As part of the classes' ongoing
UNESCO Sandwatch beach reclamation project, they monitor the patch reef in front of
the Lodge and keep tabs on its health. When they do their frequent beach clean-ups, they
notice more plastic and styrofoam than any other trash. By using biodegradable items,
the debris in our landfill and on our beaches and mangroves will be lessened. They were
happy to learn that the Hope Town Coffee House already uses the cups.

Participants in the annual Friends of Abaco Animals Walk-a-dog-thon display their stain-
less steel dog bowls donated by sponsor Purina Brands and Bahamas Wholesale Agency.

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given out to all participants. Prizes were
given to the children who collected the most
money for the event. Tiffany Senn, Grade
6 student, collected over $600 to win first

Contracts were signed by the Hope Town District
Council for small capital projects in Hope Town and
Guana Cay. Standing is Daniel Bethel of Guana Cay,
who was awarded a contract for constructing public
restrooms in Guana Cay. Chad Albury accepted a
contract for William Albury for resurfacting roads
on Elbow Cay. Representing the Council is Jeremy
Sweeting, Chief Councillor. A contract was later
signed for road work on Man-O-War Cay.




prize. Samantha Williams and Samantha
Cash were also top winners. These three
girls have raised the top dollars over the
past four walk-a-thons and are dedicated
animal owners. Natasha Albury, Brittany
Sweeting and Dana Malone were also top
earners. All children who collected spon-
sors were rewarded with prizes
and a T-shirt.
A merry group of nearly 30
dogs and their owners including
residents, visitors and people
from visiting yachts, walked
the one and a half miles and re-
turned to the park. The park was
filled with supporters purchas-
ing T-shirts, tote bags and deli-
cious baked goods. A wonderful
time was had by all, especially
for the beautiful fostered dog
who found a forever home with
a participant.

Contracts signed for
Guana & Hope T work
Contracts were awarded on
May 9 for minor capital work
in Guana Cay and Hope Town.
Chief Councillor of the Hope
Town District Council, Jeremy
Sweeting, oversaw the signing
in Administrator Cephas Coo-
per's office in Marsh Harbour.
Chad Albury signed on be-
half of William "Bill" Albury of
Man-O-War Cay. who had bid
$21,280 to resurface settlement
roads in Hope Town.
Daniel Bethel of Guana Cay
received mobilization money as
part of $33,000 for two Guana

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Cay projects. Restrooms will be added to
the small local government administrative
office on the waterfront. The funding also
includes material to construct a boat ramp
on the harbour near Guana Harbour Gro-
cery. This is to be a partnership project
with volunteers providing the labour and
government providing the materials.
Signed at a different time was a contract
with Man-O-War resident, Chad Albury,
for $13,630 for road work io Man-O-War
Abaco Anglers attracted
32 fishermen
By Mirella Santillo
For the 38 consecutive years the Abaco
Anglers Fishing Tournament took place
the third week of April, from the 17th to
the 26th. According to one of the organiz-
ers, Mrs. Linda Knowles of Lighthouse
Marina in Hope Town, it was very well
attended with a few new entries and a lot
of fun. This year there were 32 entries di-
vided between locals and visitors, mostly
second homeowners, who used their own
boats to fish.
The tournament which is family oriented
was divided into two categories: adult and
junior. There was no marlin released, but a
lot of mahi-mahis and wahoos were caught.
Mrs. Knowles, who went out a couple of

times, said she was lucky to catch a few of
these herself. For the most part the weather
cooperated, but a couple of rough days did
not prevent the participants going out to try
their luck.
The fee of $85 per adult and $40 for ju-
niors included a banquet dinner and awards
party. The awards were bronze trophies
donated by Mr. Pete Johnson, owner of the
foundry at Little Harbour. He also donated
a gold piece for the raffle.
A few of the local fishermen did not
participate because they were sailing in
the Exuma Regatta which fell at the same
date, but overall it was a very successful
event. "I am already looking forward to
next year," commented Mrs. Knowles.
Here is a list of winners.
Junior Division
12 & under boys:
1st Place Jim Magee
2nd place: Skyler Key
13-16 year old girls:
1st place: Kayla Magee
Men's Division
Bob Sheffield 10 lb. barracuda on 8# test
Roscoe Thompson III 34 lb. dolphin on 20# test
Shane Carroll 25 lb. dolphin on 30# test
Roscoe Thompson III 44 lb. dolphin on 50# test
Brett Osborne 26 lb. dolphin on 80# test

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SActey, iLnmreIm 3 3 oo naii
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soared boatdck, lots c4s M S Vx, wd
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LuxuLious Caribbean satye beach-
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School News

S. C. Bootle
has done it again!
By Vanessa Mclntosh
Prefect at S. C. Bootle High
On April 25 Leonardo Simms, Head

Agape Christian School took the honours at tl
ing Bee taking first and second place wins.
Hanna, second place winner; Elizabeth Swe
winner, both from Agape Christian School, an
ing, third place winner from the Hope Town
Behind are mothers Errolene Hanna and Car
ing the floating trophy that the school keeps f

Boy of S.C. Bootle High and son of proud
parent Tina Sawyer of Cooper's Town,
embarked on a trip that he would soon
discover would have a great impact on his
educational future. Leonardo was one of
29 honourees attending the 21st Annual Al-
pha Phi Alpha Fraternity Awards weekend
in Nassau. The Annual
Alpha Phi Alpha Fra-
ternity seeks to honour
the top male students of
The Bahamas and give
them the opportunity to
win scholarships.
During the week-
end honorees were
required to take Eng-
lish, mathematics and
general knowledge ex-
aminations as well as
form various groups
to openly discuss and
organize a 15-minute
speech. These activities
were used to determine
who would receive the
he Grade 2 Spell- scholarships offered.
5,,i, a are Ebony On April 27 the
meeting first place honourees attended a
id Andrew Sweet- church service at St.
Primary School. Matthew's Anglican
ol Sweeting hold- Church and then headed
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there that Mr. Simms learnt that he was the
recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus McDonald
Scholarship Award. The scholarship pro-
vides full payment for the awardee to at-
tend the College of The Bahamas.
It was undoubtedly a humbling and, as de-
scribed by Mr. Simms, "a great experience."
Forest Heights Receives
Environmental Awards
With the ever increasing awareness of
the volatility of our environment, many
responsible groups of local businesses and
associations have been sponsoring compe-
titions this year. Forest Heights Academy
students have won several of these.
First, came the Water and Sewerage Es-
say Competition which focused on water,
one of the world's most precious natural re-
sources. Coached by her upper school sci-
ence teacher, Ms. Susan Drwal, eleventh
grader Nasasha Bootle took third place in
the nation. With April came the Earth Day
Science Fair sponsored by Friends of the
Environment. Ms. Alana Carroll led the
eighth grade to first place in the Junior
High Division. Their display showed the
effects of global warming on our island na-

ton. Maps, charts and graphs illustrated
what would remain of Abaco with a 20-
foot rise in the water level as well as the
relationship between hurricanes and global
Finally, the Forest Heights Anchor Club
competed in an environmental slogan and
road sign contest held by the Rotary Club and
Friends of the Environment. Seniors Kay-
leigh Sands, Stephanie Russell and Lamar
Hepburn won this competition with the slogan
Be Bright, Keep Abaco Right. Art teacher,
Lori Thompson, organized the group, who
joined many other schools in heightening the
importance of keeping our roads clean and
stopping littering on our island. The Anchor
Club also held many Coastal Cleanups dur-
ing the month of April.
All of these environmental problems are
important issues of this generation, and
Forest Heights Academy addresses them
on a daily basis with its cleanup, recycling
and environmental lessons. It is important
that these young people of The Bahamas
learn that each one of them can, indeed,
make a difference.

Please see School Page 19

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June 1, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

More School News

Mr. Troy Albury, Mr. Kevin Sawyer the story of the blind beggar who was giv- The week was topped off on Friday by
School From Page 18 and Mr. Victor Roberts helped fill the eve- en his sight back by Jesus. Bro. Al Nye, a prize drawing. Two bicycles, a blue one
Kids "Krusade" at nings with fun but also learning since the the magician, centered his magic around for a lucky boy and a pink one for a lucky
event was aimed at teaching the students Bible quotations and his little helpers were girl could be won with a ticket received at
Agape Christian about the Bible in an entertaining way. very impressed by his tricks, whether it the door.
By Mirella Santillo Every night there was different enter- was his finding out the color of a crayon Allie Bethel, an Agape student, won the
The students of Agape Christian School tainment. Ventriloquist Bro. Bailey told picked while he was not looking, guessing girl's bicycle and Kermy Brown, Jr. won
were treated to after- school entertainment the right playing card or fulfilling one of the blue bike.
during the week of May i I...... his helper's wish. PTA Executives Attend
5th to May 10th. Each Pass the marshmallow and shoot at the
night most of the older .... candle were two very popular games that Parenting Seminar
children were dropped had the children asking for more. Unfor- On May 15 members of Parent Teacher
at Grace Gym while : ::.. tunately, to the dismay of the children, the Associations across Abaco attended a Par-
the younger ones were marshmallows were not for eating, only
accompanied by their for playing. Please see School Page 20
parents, but all were
there to participate in "p
a variety of games,
gospel singing and be
entertained by a puppe-
a magician, depending .. -
on the day of the week.
The events were orga-
nized and supervised by
teachers and other mem- Students ofAgape Christian School enjoyed week of entertain
bers of the community ment every night. A magician, a ventriloquist and a puppeteer
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School From Page 19
enting Training Seminar at the Learning
Resource Center to better empower them
to serve their school communities. This
event was planned and coordinated by
Mrs. Sandy Edwards of the Department
of Education Abaco District under the
theme Parents Empowered for Parenting.
The presenters for the session were Ms.
Samantha Evans and Pastor Ricardo Bain.
The purpose of this event was to provide
PTA presidents or representatives with
information pertinent to rearing children
which they will share at their PTA meet-
There are many definitions of parenting
but it generally refers to the raising, nur-
turing and educating of children in a loving

environment. Pastor Bain laid the founda-
tion of parenting, showing them from the
Bible how God expects us to raise our chil-
dren. He stated that successful parenting
cannot happen without God because He
was the first parent He formed man in his
own image. Pastor Bain encouraged them
to exercise patience.
It is the role of parents to set boundaries
for their children like God set boundaries
for us. In the Hebrew time, the teaching
of morals, values and rules was done at
home. However, today many parents look
to the schools to teach their children these
things. This is wrong. He told them to let
their home be a reflection of God.
Pastor Bain encouraged parents to lay a
solid foundation in their children between
the ages of 0-13, because after age 13 it will

be too late to do so. Instead, they should
approach their children in a friendly way
first so that they will be more willing to
open up to them and ask them for advice.
Finally, he encouraged the parents to be
a blessing to their children, correct them,
rule over them, but don't provoke them.
Ms. Evans spoke to them about prin-
ciples of effective parenting from a non-
traditional perspective. She believes that
today's children are different; therefore,
the way we approach them should be dif-
ferent. She gave the parents some timely
advice on how they can be more effective
in the lives of their children. Some of the
areas she spoke about were the power of
praising children which will help to bring
out the best in them. Define priorities. Be a
positive role model for their children. Par-
ents must first be disciplined before they
can be a positive role model. Teach hard
work. Respect self, others, and property.
Monitor their children's activities.
Ms. Evans concluded by saying that
parenting is not an easy job but it is proba-
bly the most unique job you will ever have
because you have the opportunity to shape

and mold a life. She encouraged the par-
ents to make a commitment to get more in-
volved in the lives of their children and the
school community at their various schools.
She told them that if there is a topic they
are uncomfortable talking about, they can
call on one of the trained professionals in
the district to talk to the students and/or
adults and they will be happy to do so. This
training was the first in a series of more to
St. Francis PTA Gives
Tips for Summer Vacation
St. Francis de Sales School PTA along
with the school has made a commitment to
educate parents on ways they can get more
involved in their children's education.
Now that the summer months are fast ap-
proaching, the PTA once again contracted
Samantha Evans to speak at its last PTA
meeting held on May 14th on the the role
parents should play in the life of their chil-
dren over summer vacation. She gave the
following advice to parents. .

Please see School Page 21

Marble & Grante

The Department of Education organized a Parenting Seminar for the PTA office holders
of Abaco Schools. The two speakers were Pastor Ricardo Bain, shown here, and Ms.
Samantha Evans. The seminar gave practical advice that the officers can take back to
their individual Abaco schools.

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School From Page 20
Let children help around the house
as this teaches responsibility. Give them
chores that you expect to be done daily.
However, ensure that what you assign to
them is age appropriate.
Spend time with your children. Even
though life is busy and complicated, make
sure that your child knows that she/he
comes first. Make a commitment to get
to know your child's heart and show them
yours. In short, show them what is mean-
ingful to you and they will do the same.
Encourage them to read and you read
with and to them. When reading is the fo-
cus in the home, turn the television off. If
you want to take it another step further,
have a family reading night. That sounds
like fun, right?
Plan a fun outing for the whole fam-
ily. Kids enjoy those special outings if only
to the ice cream parlor. This makes them
feel extra special.

Motivate for learning. All parents
who are concerned about learning model
that drive naturally for their children, but
the danger is in pushing them beyond their
Honor the small steps your children
take towards a goal. This lets them know
that you love them and that you are paying
Teach your children to have good
character traits including good manners
and being respectful of self, property and
others. Teach them how to meet and greet
people properly, teach them good manners,
teach them how to conduct themselves in
church and public, teach them good table
manners, proper telephone talk and open-
ing doors for others.
Reaffirm to them that they are special
to you and to God. You can affirm your
child by praising selectively, praise im-
mediately, praise specifically and praise
intentionally. Hug and love them daily.
Pray for and with your children.

Help your children set their own
Help your children develop a more
positive self-image.
It makes no sense to let your children
run free all summer and when school re-
opens they have retained nothing they
learned the previous school year. Maintain
a balance. Let them have some fun but slot
in a few hours a day for some down time
for a little revision. It will make a big dif-
ference parents.
Team Represents Abaco
at Primary School Meet
By Samantha V. Evans
The Primary School Track and Field
Meet was held in Nassau over the week-
end of May 13-16. Mr. Jeffery Victor
and a team of 40 athletes and chaperones
representing seven Abaco schools entered

the competition. He explained that the stu-
dents performed well and there were sev-
eral athletes that medaled. The under-14
boys 4x100m team won gold and included
Shakeem Henchell, Steven Gardiner both
of Central Abaco Primary, Lashawn Huy-
ler of Cooper's Town Primary and Shem
McLennon of Agape Christian. Shakeem
came 2nd in the under-14 boys shot put.
The Abaco team in the under-14 girls
4x100m relay came in 2nd and included
Vinedy Michel of Central Abaco Primary,
Patiquia Cooper of Amy Roberts, Hane-
quina Russell of Central Abaco Primary
and Elva Russell of Fox Town Primary.
Lauren Pritchard of Cooper's Town won
the under-12 girls' softball throw and
Miriam Albury came third in the under-10
girls' long jump. Mr. Victor thanks all of

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School From Page 21
the members and coaches for working hard
and diligently with the athletes this sea-
son and he looks forward to them winning
more medals next year.
Conrad Cornish Makes
History at Central
Abaco Primary
By Samantha V. Evans
Eleven-year-old Conrad Cornish made
history at Central Abaco Primary School
when he became the first student from that
school to ever win a scholarship from the
Bahamas Primary School Student of the
Year Foundation Awards Ceremony held
on May 17th at in Nassau. He won a schol-
arship of $1500 as the 19th Finalist.

Conrad was very excited at first when he
left for Nassau, but he got nervous when
he didn't hear his name. However, when
he finally heard his name, he was relieved.
Like all of the other sixth graders, he went
to Nassau to win, and he is thankful for
the scholarship he was granted. He fondly
remembers the words the Minister of Edu-
cation spoke when he said that they are all
winners because they were all chosen by
their respective schools to be there so they
should be very proud.
He would like to encourage future sixth
graders to work hard, put God first and
be thankful that they are here. To his fel-
low sixth graders, he wants to encourage
them to buckle up because the competition
out there is fierce so they must always be
at their best. He hopes to attend Forest
Heights Academy.

.rP .* -- ,

Mr Huel Moss, Principal of S.C. Bootle High School, designated May 26 as clean-up
day. A group of Grade 11 students and members of the Discovery Club took to the beach
to clean and improve the area. With them were Laura Davis, Pamela Moss, Princess
Williams and Principal Moss.






wise and judicious use of electricity benefits both
and the country in two direct and distinct ways:

I. It guarantees for the generations to come, a longer
period over which our natural energy resources may be
extended for our use and convenience.
II. It provides you the customer with an ideal opportunity
to reduce the cost of energy to you.
For these reasons BEC has taken time to provide you with
these valuable conservation tips.
* Consider window fans, ceiling fans or whole-house
fans, which use much less power, as an alternative to air
* Close your blinds, shades or draperies during the hot-
test part of the day.
* Cool only the rooms you are using. Close off unused
* Shut off your air conditioner if your leave home for an
extended period of time.
* Air conditioners work to remove humidity, so reverse
moisture making jobs such as cooking, dishwashing,
laundry and bathing for either early morning or late eve-
nings. These activities all increase the level of humidity
in your home making it less comfortable and forcing the
air conditioner to work even harder. If other heat gen-
erating appliances such as irons, ovens and blow dryers
are used only in the early morning or late evening, your
home will stay cooler.
Energy Saved is Energy Earned
Remember Conservation is Key
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Agape Student Receives
a $1000 Scholarship
By Samantha V. Evans
Danielle Wells is a recipient of the Ro-
salind Thompson $1,000 scholarship of
The Bahamas Primary School Student of
the Year Foundation held in Nassau on
May 17th in Nassau. Danielle stated that
she felt so honored that her school selected
her for this program. The entire process
was exciting. When she heard her name
called again, she was overwhelmed with
joy because she knew that she had worked
really hard and it had paid off.
Danielle is a student with high goals
who has worked hard to achieve these
goals. Earlier this year Danielle earned
the Top Female award on Abaco with the
highest GPA, an award given by the Ba-
hamas Outstanding Students Foundation.
Throughout her elementary school years
she has achieved a 4.00 GPA for several
years and 3.90 for the remainder.
Abaco students is finalists
in Essay and Speech
By Michelle Mikula
Students from Abaco have once again
been named finalists in the Bahamas round
of the My Caribbean Essay and Speech
Competition for the second year in a row.
Vying for the national title and its many
prizes will be St. Francis de Sales students,
Drelexia Bootle and Adrianne Kelly. The
two students will travel to Nassau on May
22nd where they will be competing against
12 other students who were also named fi-

nalists based on their entry of this year's
essay topic If you could share a secret
about your island with someone visiting for
the first time, what would it be?
The Bahamas' round of the competition
will determine who will represent the Ba-
hamas at the Caribbean Tourism Organi-
zation Conference that will take place in
October of this year where each Caribbean
island will have a student representative.
The Caribbean wide competition is be-
ing sponsored by the Conde Nast Traveler
Magazine in conjunction with the Caribbe-
an Tourism Organization. The competition
was designed to introduce the benefits of
tourism to the children of the Caribbean as
well as to broaden their spectrum of life's
opportunities. Coordinating the compe-
tition for the Bahamas is the Ministry of
Tourism, Ministry of Education, Toast-
masters and Bahamas Hotel Association.
Technical classes continue
By Mirella Santillo
Bahamas Technical and Vocational In-
stitute classes are continuing in Central
Abaco. A special project of Mr. Kendrick
Hield, principal of Abaco Central High
School last year, classes thankfully did not
stop with his leaving Abaco. Taken over by
Mrs. Beverley Rolle, the program moved
along steadily.
Sixty-five people, ranging from 16 years
old to over 50 attended these classes that
were held at Abaco Central High School.
One teacher was from Abaco Central High,
Mr. Camru Rahiem, who taught theoretical

Please see School Page 23

Simcoe Jewellers Closing June 30
After 42 years as a watchmaker/jeweler,
I am retiring and closing Simcoe Jewellers.
Take advantage of our 50% close-out sale
on all clocks, watches and jewellery.
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electric wiring while Mr. George Martin
from BEC familiarized the students with
"on the job" experience. Ms. Florence
Stuart taught theoretical cosmetology and
Mrs. Jaqui Robins helped the students with
practical demonstrations. Mathematics was
taught by Mr. Vincent Coakley, Ms. Ker-
lene Johnson and Ms. Shantell Penn while
language was taught by Ms. Joyce Cham-
paigne and Ms. Cindy Armbrister. Mrs.
Beverley Rolle and Ms. Shantel Miller

were the teachers for the business admin-
istration class.
The program was overseen until last
week by Mr. Delancy, (who left to open a
private school), then by Mrs. Lundy from
the Freeport office. As of the last week in
April, Mr. Major from Nassau has taken
over the administration of the program.
Classes will continue in September with
the students who started with Mr. Hield fin-
ishing in December and the others finish-
ing in April 2009. It is expected that gradu-
ation will take place in June of 2009.


On April 26th the children of Treasure Cay Primary school participated in the island-
wide community clean up. They collected over 60 bags of trash alongside the S. C. Bootle
Hwy from the school towards Sandbanks. They were accompanied by Mrs. Myrtis Rus-
sell, principal of the school, and teachers. Friends of Environment provided gloves and
Tropical Shippig donated the trash bags. Local government collected the bags which
were stacked alongside the road. The school now has a large recycling bin and within
three days of its arrival the children completely filled the bin with aluminum cans col-
lected from the road and their homes.


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In September two additional courses will
be introduced: plumbing and auto mechan-
ics. As for the other classes, prospective
students who have not passed the BGCSE
examination will have to take a placement
examination in English and mathematics.
If they do not pass, they will be required to
take developmental English and mathemat-
ics to be able to continue with the program.
People have already registered for these
new classes, and Mrs. Rolle is hoping to
have more registrations by September as
a minimum of ten students is required for
each course to take place. The yearly fee
for each course is $100 for Bahamians and
$300 for non-Bahamians.
Technical education is being offered
by the Ministry of Education as a serious
career alternative for youths who are not
academically oriented.
Rollins College's faculty
members visited ECC
By Mirella Santillo
Three faculty members of Rollins Col-
lege visited Abaco to find out how they
could set up a program so Rollins College
students could participate in various volun-

teer programs on the island.
Ms. Micki Meyer, Director for the Of-
fice of Community Engagement; Mr. Doug
Little, Director of the First Year program,
and Mr. Michael Gunter, Director of Inter-
national Relations, also an environmental-
ist, arrived on Abaco on April 14th at the
suggestion of Abaco Club at Winding Bay
member, Mr. Ted Boylan, whose children
attend Rollins College and who is an advi-
sor to that school president. Their targets
were Friends of the Environment and Ev-
ery Child Counts.
The group visited ECC briefly upon
their arrival, but came back the following
day to discuss the areas of need with Mrs.
Lyn Major and to visit the classrooms.
Mrs. Major gave them a brief history of the
school which started with 12 kids. There
are now 85 children enrolled. She outlined
that one of the most challenging issues for
the school was the lack of trained reading
teachers and the difficulty in hiring more
certified teachers because of the reduced
salary the school was paying. ECC has a

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Abaco Violinist
Performs in Nassau
Violinist Jennifer Hudson was in Nas-
sau recently to perform with the Bahamas
Concert Orchestra in a gala fund raising
concert on May 3. Mrs. Hudson founded
the orchestra in 1991 while still living in
Nassau and brought it to Abaco to per-
form concerts in Marsh Harbour and Hope
Town on three different occasions between
1994 and 2000. Now resident on Abaco,
she travels back to join with her orchestra
for major concerts.
The recent concert, which was held in
the Atlantis Theatre on Paradise Island,

Mrs. Jennifer Hudson, center, was thnzlled to
to play with the Bahamas Concert Orchestra
efit concert. She started the orchestra in 199
here with two guest performers, Mr. Alexand
Ms. Martin Cardinale.

was special in several ways. The proceeds
went towards financing a Music Conserva-
tory Programme begun by the orchestra's
new conductor, JoAnne Connaughton
which will train young players to eventu-
ally become members of the orchestra.
It was very exciting to have internation-
ally recognized Canadian concert violinist,
Alexandre Da Costa, travel from engage-
ments in Japan to be with the orchestra as
soloist in the Vivaldi A minor violin con-
certo. Mr. Da Costa played the 1667 "Du-
bois" Stradivarius violin. The other solo-
ist was Martine Cardinale, another well
recognized violinist who brought with her
20 young students from her music school
Jardins des Violons in
Quebec, Canada, to
perform with the or-
The programme
consisted of extracts
from the Vivaldi Gloria
featuring the Bahamas
Concert Orchestra and
40-member chorus.
The second half of the
programme featured
Peter Versus the Wolf
which is a courtroom
comedy for orchestra
and five actors writ-
ten by Justin Locke as
a sequel to Peter and
the Wolf based on the
return to Nassau original music by Ser-
at a recent ben- gei Prokofiev. Mr.
91. She is shown Locke, who performed
Ire Da Costa and for many years as a
bassist with the Boston

Pops Orchestra, was present for the per-
The orchestra, which is the Bahamas'
only symphony orchestra, would like to
do more travelling but funding is a big is-
sue for the more than 40-member group.
Amongst the capacity audience enjoying
the concert were the Hon. Carl Bethel,
Minister for Education and Culture, and
Ms. Nicolette Bethel, Director of Culture.
Lovely Reckley Prepares
for Learning Trip to China
By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Lovely Reckley, who is well
known for her impressive straw work and
other crafts, will be spending three months
in China from June 5 to September 2 at-
tending the 2008 International Training
Course on Machine Embroidery. She is
being sponsored by the Chinese Embassy
and was nominated in Nassau by Chairman
of BAIC, Mr. Edison Key. Mrs. Reckley
is one of two persons selected, the other
being a lady from Andros.
This course will provide training in the
whole process of the making of an embroi-
dery product and will include theoretical
knowledge, maintenance of machines,
embroidery pattern design, cutting and
printing, more than 18 common stitching
methods and techniques of blending thread
and colour. The process will also include
tailoring, cutting, shaping, arranging and
The trainees will be instructed by a se-
nior national industrial artist, experienced
embroidery technologist and other experts
in the relevant field both at home and
abroad. In addition to attending lectures,
Mrs. Reckley will participate in field vis-

its to embroidery museums, institutes and
embroidery bases in various areas.
The Hunan Zhongquing Economic and
Technical Development Company Lim-
ited, which will be presenting the course,
states to the trainees, "Interactions with the
developing countries and technical coop-
eration in the embroidery industry will be
strengthened through this training course
and we hope that when you have accom-
plished your training and returned to your
country, what you have learned in theory
and in practice will promote the embroi-
dery industry in your country."
The training centre is located in Chang-
sha City and the training will take place
during the hottest part of the year when tem-
peratures can rise as high as 100 degrees in
August. Mrs. Reckley is, understandably,
extremely excited about her visit. "It is the
chance of a lifetime," she says.
We will certainly look forward to the
new and exciting things she will be making
upon her return.
Tonya Ferguson
Travels to Arizona
By Jennifer Hu n
Tonya Ferguson, a grade 5 teacher at
the J.A. Pinder Primary School, is pres-
ently visiting Arizona for one month in a
venture sponsored by Rotary District 7020.
She is part of a five-member team selected
by Rotary whose goal is to engender good-
will and better friendship between people.
Traveling along with Tonya are four
persons from Nassau all of whom are al-
ready well traveled. These include an edu-
cator from the Learning Resources Unit, a
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librarian from the College of the Bahamas,
a bank manager from the First Caribbean
Bank and their Team Leader, Dr. Bridgette
Rolle. The purpose of the trip is to visit
places pertaining to their various vocations
and bring back information which will be
beneficial in their various fields.
The group met for five Saturdays in
Nassau before departing to prepare their
presentation containing information on
the Rotary District which they will give to
the several Rotary Clubs they will visit in
Arizona. Each will live with a host Rotary
family whilst there.
"We have a very busy itinerary planned,
and I expect the trip to be spectacular,"
stated Ms. Ferguson. "I will be visiting pri-
mary school classrooms and will see how
U.S. teachers teach a U.S. curriculum.
This can be of great benefit towards mak-
ing us more proficient in our classrooms
here as we use many U.S. curricula and
text books. I am looking forward to what I
will be able to bring to the classroom."
Ms. Ferguson is hoping very much that




she will be able to visit the Academy of
Science as she is particularly interested in
the sciences, and she is hoping that she will
be able to gain assistance towards the fund-
ing of a science lab for the Sandy Point
Commonwealth Bank names
new Sr. Vice President
Mr. T. Baswell Donaldson, Chairman
of Commonwealth Bank, announced the
appointment of Ms. Shirley Cartwright
as Senior Vice President, Sales, Market-
ing and Business Development, effective
March 1, 2008.
Ms. Cartwright has over 33 years of
banking experience and has been with
Commonwealth Bank for 20 years. She
will oversee the newly formed Business
Development and Sales Divisions. Her
portfolio will also include the management
of the Marketing Department.
"I am excited and looking forward to
the prospect of working with these new
areas, in particular our Business Develop-
ment and Sales Divisions," remarked Ms.





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staff of seven teachers and six assistants
and Mrs. Major would like to find a way
to get the assistants certified without their
having to leave the island. Ms. Meyer of-
fered to find out if there was a teacher cer-
tification program on line. Mr. Little will
try to locate software for the computers
and supplemental video programs in math-
ematics, English and reading with higher
comprehension, but lower decoding and
lower reading levels. Mr. Gunter wanted
to find out if the school or the island is
interested in having Rollins students help
with environmental problems. He received
a positive answer.
Mrs. Major mentioned that training lan-
guage therapists would be a great help as
well as doing a one-on-one project that the
school does not have time to do regularly,
experiences that the teachers could contin-
ue. The use of special computers without a
keyboard was suggested.
The Rollins faculty members thought
that they could help, perhaps by establish-
ing a summer program. Rollins students
could visit for a two-week session and
teach the ECC children to swim or play.

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Bonefish tournament aids ECC

The Redbone Bonefish Tournament is an annual event that raises money for cystic fibosis
research. The group organizes about 30 tournaments in many places including Abaco.
At the awards dinner climaxing the tournament here, Mr. Mars Lawley of Every Child
Counts was invited to accept a donation for the school. 5,in 11 here are Mr. Gary Ellis,
tournament organizer; Don Cornish, Director of Tourism on Abaco; Cindy Pinder, one of
the tournament participants; Mars Lawley, who accepted a check for $5000; and Melinda

Williams with the Abaco Tourism office.
Representing Every Child Counts school,
Mars Lawley was invited to the awards
dinner of the Redbone Bonefish Tourna-
ment to receive a donation. The awards
dinner was held at Anglers Restaurant at
the Abaco Beach Resort on April 8.
The 28 participants had taken part in a si-
lent auction, a raffle and other fund raising
devices. Mr. Lawley thanked the sponsors
when given several hundred dollars from
these events. However, he was astounded
when the event sponsors then presented him
with a check for the school for $5,000.
Fourteen teams had entered and were
taken to many areas of Abaco by their
local guides who were close-mouthed on
their favorite fishing locations. The fisher-
men boated and released 225 bonefish dur-

ing the two-day event. Guide Donny Lowe
from Cherokee was the grand champion
guide with his team boating 28 fish.
For the fourth year Baker's Bay Golf
and Ocean Club was a local sponsor in
conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism.
The Redbone Tournaments, named after
their goal of fishing for redfish and bone-
fish, began 21 years ago in Islamorada,
Florida, and now holds 30 tournaments a
year in several countries. The tournaments
are organized by Gary Ellis and his wife
Susan. The financial firm of Collins Stuart
is a major sponsor and basically raise funds
for cystic fibrosis research.
The fishermen were all quite enthusias-
tic about the fantastic fishing they experi-
enced on Abaco.

Government truck

was stolen

By Jennifer Hudson
A government truck was stolen from un-
der the nose of its driver and taken for a
joy ride on the afternoon of May 14. Mr.
Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs,
was on his way home for lunch when he
stopped to speak to a person he knew and
to whom he needed to give some informa-
tion. He pulled the truck over to the side of
the road on the waterfront opposite North
Rock Water Depot in Dundas Town.
As he stepped out momentarily to speak
to the person, he was approached by a man
who asked for a ride. He turned to speak
to the person he had information for and
somebody called out that the truck was
moving. The truck swerved, causing Mr.
Smith to jump out of the way and then it
sped off.
Forty minutes later it was found in San-
dy Point where the driver was seen talk-
ing to the nurse. On spotting the police he
jumped into the truck and sped off with the
police giving chase. This was at an espe-
cially dangerous time when the children
were coming out of school.
The truck eventually came to a stop on
the Earnest Dean Highway just north of the
Casuarina Point turn off. By that time it
could not be driven any further as all four
tyres were flat. There was a Iso damage to
the rear and underside of the vehicle and
the rear window was smashed. The driver
fled into the bushes. The truck was towed
from the scene and the culprit was later
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Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. IOB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, II B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial
development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant
land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"

Eleuthera Vacant Property

Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms
a portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by
the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now
or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway
and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has
a topography of approximately 2 ft with all utilities and services available.

Exuma Vacant Property

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision
situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road
known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.
Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivision
situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved road
known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It
is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the
area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant
and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises
approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

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New Providence Properties
Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
_Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom
2 bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and
San entry porch.
Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy
r' 1 Subdivision on the left, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist
right House is second on your right with garage.

Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq.
ft. Being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden
Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25-yr-old single
family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq. ft. of enclosed
living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The
land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low
cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.

Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal $753,570
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft. being
lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
i New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
v is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft of enclosed living
Space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
S .2 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
S" room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft being
Lot No. 217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens
the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a
structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old single
family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space with 3 bedrooms, I bathroom, living/dining rooms,
kitchen, driveway and walkway. The land is on a grade and
level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
Traveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light, then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision. Go all the way to T-junction, turn right, then first left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building. After
passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green
with green and white door.

Lot No. 3 Yamadraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $313,016
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq. ft. being
Lot No. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, I-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartment units and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is
on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year.
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go past Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left
hand side of Fox Hill Road painted white trimmed brown.

Lot No. 51, Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot No. 51, of the subdivision
known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an
approximately 20 yr. old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft.
of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, I-bath, kitchen, living & dining
room units. And an approximately 9 yr. old one bedroom apartment building compris-
ing of382 sq. ft with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. The land is on a grade and level;
the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements
of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed
with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.
Appraisal: $202,225.40
Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station
(Victoria Blvd). Travel past the third corner on the left, The subject property will be the

Long Island Properties

Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal: $67,000
a All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of
Long Island and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft.
and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This
site encompasses a 35 yr. structure. A simple style home
consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living
and dining room. The home, however, is consisted of 2
separate constructions; 360 sq. ft of concrete construction
and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone. The property
is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

Abaco Properties

Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft lot no. 18B
with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks; ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.

Eleuthera Properties

Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $229,426
SAll that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
M Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is
well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island
of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the
Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site
encompasses a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I
bathroom, front room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft and covered porch area of
approximately 164.70 sq. ft This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that
was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per
month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island

abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen,
and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft There Is also a water cistern under the dining room
floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

New Providence Vacant Property

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Appraisal: $97,214
All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq. ft being Lot B, between the subdivision known a Rock Crusher and in teh vicinity of
Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family. Also
located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately
1,566 sq. ft of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft The starter bars are in place and foundation poured.
Traveling west on Farrington Road take a right after the PLP Headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street Go through
the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain link fence at the back of the yard.

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft being Lot No. 3, Block 27, section B, of Rainbow Sub-
division with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway and 137.02 ft. east and about
99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle, 139.91 ft. west. All utilities and services available.

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq. ft of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is retangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family.
This property is about 230 ft. west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road

9th on the left side. Painted green trim White.

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June 1 2008

,lias Local Government at Work

Guana Cay Town Meeting 21 Apr 08
Approximately 30 Guana Cay residents
turned out for a public meeting held by the
Hope Town District Council that was rep-
resented by Guana Cay's Councillor Glenn
Laing and Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweet-
Brief presentations were made by Police
Chief Theophilus Cunningham, Immigra-
tion Officer Gerald Hutcheson, Road Traf-
fic Officer Belinda McIntosh and Labour
Officer Veronica Nairn. Senior Administra-
tor Cephas Cooper moderated the meeting.
Residents brought up two pressing is-
sues. They felt there was a lack of proper
representation on the Hope Town Council
and they felt the need for a police pres-
The representation issue centers on Gua-
na's being allowed only one representative
on the District Council whereas Man-O-
War and Hope Town are each allowed three
representatives. This was originally based
on either registered voters or town popula-
tion. It is strongly felt by Guana Cay resi-
dents that this skews attention and benefits
the other two towns disproportionately.
The request for a police presence drew
applause from those attending indicating
unanimous agreement. Issues related to
police enforcement related to unlicensed
vehicles, vehicles speeding through town,
children driving golf carts, large, inappro-
priate equipment routinely driving on the
settlement streets, equipment drivers run-
ning pedestrians and golf carts off town
It was generally felt that foreign heavy
equipment operators, that is, foreign to
Guana Cay and by implication driving
Baker's Bay equipment, were mainly at
fault with inappropriate driving through
Complaints were made about loud and
boisterous music played at high volume
until 2 and 3 a.m. at a popular beach-front

night spot.
Guana Cay has no taxis and requested
two plates years ago which Council grant-
ed. However, a moratorium on taxi plates
left Guana Cay without this service. This
may not be a high volume business, but
the residents agreed it is a needed service.
Administrator Cooper advised that Council
should make a specific request as a similar
issue was raised on Exuma and an excep-
tion was made.
It was noted that Guana Cay for years
has not received any funding for roadside
cleaning or the maintenance of the school
yard or cemetery. This oversight has been
corrected in the 2008-2009 budget for the
Hope Town District.
An earlier meeting several months ago
had representatives from the BEC, Batel-
co, Environmental Health and the Port Au-
thority. It was noted that the day after the
meeting, BEC had a crew on Guana Cay
installing streetlights.
Hope Town District Council April 17
No bids were received from anyone in
Hope Town for road resurfacing within
the settlement. A single bid from Wil-
liam "Bill" Albury of Man-O-War Cay
had been sent to be considered in the event
there were no local bids. Mr. Albury will
be invited to Hope Town to measure the
roads and formulate a formal bid. Mr. Al-
bury had recently resurfaced many town
roads in Man-O-War.
Funds totaling $16,000 for Man-O-War
capital improvements were wanted for
public dock repairs but were believed to be
insufficient to complete the job.
Capital funding available to Guana Cay
will be used to construct a public boat
ramp and public restrooms. The ramp will
be close to Guana Harbour Grocery Store
in the harbour and will be a joint project by
Council funding for materials and public
volunteers providing the labour. The rest-
room will be joined to the public building
on the waterfront.
Hope Town residents using the public
dock at Lighthouse Cove, nestled adjacent

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to Hope Town Marina, asked to re-establish
the original "T" configuration of their pub-
lic dock. With permission, they had been
allowed to tie their boats at Hope Town
Marina. But the marina was recently sold,
and they now want to re-establish their tra-
ditional dock. A decision was deferred.
Sherman Kemp was given permission
to establish a cart rental business in Hope
Town with 15 carts. Mixed emotions were
expressed as the Hope Town settlement is
running out of space to park them. How-
ever, it was realized that with increasing
numbers of visitors, they are a necessity.
The golf cart issue brought out univer-
sal complaints from Councillors from the
three settlements on cart abuse. A main
complaint centered on visitors allowing
children to drive them, even children so
young they can't reach the brake pedal.
It was felt that the police should be more
aggressive on cart drivers. It was believed
that all cart rental operators give strict ad-
vice on cart usage to renters.
A application to construct a 17-foot tall
privacy fence in Hope Town was deferred.
A resident is attempting to retain his pri-
vacy from a neighbour's two-story house.
It was noted that a sailing program for
Guana Cay youth has begun. This is pat-
terned after Hope Town's successful pro-
Town Planning 29 April 2008
Nineteen applications totaling $3.3 mil-

lion were on the agenda to be reviewed.
Extensive discussions were made on the
role of Town Planning's mandated impact
on town's character and values, building
appearances and setting neighbourhood
tones as outlined in the Local Government
Act and Town Planing regulations.
Minutes of the previous meeting were
corrected and omissions which members
felt important were included. Intense feel-
ings were expressed that some local gov-
ernment persons receive preferential treat-
ment or rule deviations are overlooked
which is unfair.
Due to the extensive time spent on dis-
cussions related to meeting protocols, min-
utes and other issues, the 19 applications
were deferred to a continuation meeting on
May 5.
The application reviewed April 8 for
the reconstruction of Sapodilly's restaurant
had been deferred for missing dimensions,
restrooms too close to the boundary, front
steps only eight feet from the road and in-
sufficient parking.
Murphy Town Committee May 5
By Mirella Santillo
The budget meeting of the Murphy
Town Town Committee before the end of
the fiscal year was held on May 5th at the
Council office in Marsh Harbour with the

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Local Gov. From Page 28

budget as the main topic. This meeting had
been postponed several times because of
lack of a quorum. The meeting was held
to decide how to use the remaining funds
available in the Murphy Town's coffer.
After discussions and deliberations, it was
decided to allocate most of the money to
the Coconut Tree Bay restoration project
while some will go for the construction of
a cabana at the Murphy Town Park play-
ground and a small sum was set aside for
emergencies at the suggestion of Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper.
It was agreed that the following sums
would be allocated to Coconut Tree Bay
project. Mr. Brent Brook will be paid
$9,500 for the construction of bathrooms;
$6,500 will go to Mr. Mario Bethel for the
construction of cabanas and $2,100 will
be saved for cleaning expenses. Mr. Rene
Norelien will be paid $6,500 for the build-
ing of the cabana at the playground.
The meeting ended with the members
setting the date of May 28th at 6 p.m. for
the dedication of Coconut Tree Bay. It was
decided that the last Town Meeting before
Local Government elections will be held at
the Burial Society on June 2nd.

Committee will oversee

security at l
The Bahamas joined the U.N.s Interna-
tional Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO,
in 1976 but has been slow to implement var-
ious required rules. Airport Security Regu-
lations were drafted into Bahamian law in
1991, many years before the 9/11 disaster
in New York. The 1991 regulations provide
the framework for security measures now
required worldwide.
Although stringent security details were
not required at that time, the regulations
are sufficiently broad to give the Minister
of Aviation the authority to implement mea-
sures as required.
On May 19 the Hon. Branville McCart-
ney, Minister of State for Tourism and Avi-
ation, and Mr. Randy Butler, Manager, Air-
port Security Council held several meetings
on Abaco to form two security committees
required by law for the Marsh Harbour and
Treasure Cay airports. They are required to
meet on the second Tuesday of every month
to ensure that security measures are in place
and to resolve issues which may arise.
Contrary to public opinion, most of the
requirements of airport security are based
on international requirements and are not
just rules imposed by the United States.
American authorities are concerned that
security measures are in place in The Baha-
mas as there is a heavy volume of aircraft
traffic between the two countries. Without

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two airports
these measures in place, aircraft could be
prohibited from entering U.S. airspace.
Mr. Butler explained that there are 65
airports in the Bahamas of which 28 are
government owned. Airports in Nassau and
Freeport are designated as International air-
ports based on facilities at the airport and
nearby area. Seventeen airports are desig-
nated as Ports of Entry which include Marsh
Harbour and Treasure Cay.
An example of the high costs associated
with the regulations was given. Fencing
and the airport perimeter road for Marsh
Harbour will cost between $2 and $3 mil-
lion. A recently purchased fire engine cost
$800,000. It is obvious that government
does not have sufficient funds to implement
all desired measures at all airports. This is
a reason why luggage and passengers are
personally examined rather than using au-
tomated equipment.

Little Harbour Annual

Dolphin Derby
By Mirella Santillo
Fishing has always been an integral part
of life in Little Harbour, so it does not
come as a surprise that 46 people entered
the 18th annual Dolphin Derby that was
held the week of May 6th to 10th. Most
of the people who participated were locals
from Cherokee Sound, Yellow Wood and
second homeowners from Little Harbour.
A lot of dolphin fish was caught and end-
ed up as a pot luck dinner for the fishermen
and their friends. The largest one, a 57
pounder caught by Heath and Kelly Higgs,
did not fit the cooler of their new 31-foot
Bertram. They were the lucky winners of
both the marlin and the dolphin categories.
Douglas Sands of Cherokee on was voted
the Best Sportsman of the event. The larg-
est bonefish caught was 22 inches.
The contest ended at noon on Satur-

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Students From Page 2
On Thursday James was asked to be the
Youth Ambassador for a "meet and greet"
at the Marsh Harbour airport for Mr. By-
ron Woodside, Minister of State for Youth
and Sports, along with Program Director,
Mr. Ricardo Deveaux. You never know
where these wins will take you.
As an aside This competition for
Grade 6 students in public or private
schools is open to all students regardless
of nationality. It is the most profession-
ally done program I've ever been in-
volved in. There are requirements to be
met and a portfolio that requires time to
put together; however, it is well worth
the effort. The Pan-Hellenic Council
members who are responsible for the pro-
gram are friendly and professional no
detail is overlooked in order to provide
the children with a positive, uplifting ex-
perience. It is definitely a growth experi-
ence for the parents and the child. Once

a student is entered they become part of
the" family," so to speak. The founda-
tion tracks the student's progress through
high school and college. Former winners
and nominees pictures are displayed in
the program, and they are invited back to
the award ceremonies to present trophies.
It is like a family reunion when these old
friends see each other once again. James
will return next year to deliver the win-
ning speech to the 2009 candidates, then
join the ranks of former winners who re-
turn year after year. I highly recommend
this award program to all schools.

Self Starters From Page 5

that their request would be considered. One
of the prerequisites on the application was
to be in possession of a business license
to which people objected because of the
length of time it takes to obtain one on the
island. They were told that a receipt would
be sufficient. Most of the questions were

handled by Mr. Ricardo Deveaux.
The delegation was accepting applica-
tions until noon, after which time they were
scheduled to depart for Cooper's Town to
hold a similar meeting.

Cays From Page 15
Brett Osborne 24 lb. dolphin on 130# test
Brett Osborne 23 lb. dolphin on Hand Line
Sydney Roberts 7 ft. bull Shark Class
Roscoe Thompson III 4 lb. bonefish w/ Fly Rod
Roscoe Thompson III 5 lb. bone Bonefish
Women's Division
Jean Cole 7 lb. mutton snapper on 12# test
Kara Roberts 10 lb. barracuda on 16# test
Jan Greenwood 36 lb. dolphin on 30# test
Kara Roberts 34 lb. dolphin on 50# test
Jane Thompson 46 lb. dolphin on 80# test
Jarvis Peacock 10 lb. barracuda on 130# test
Other Awards
Jane Thompson Kelly Vernis Memorial Trophy:
Nokomis Best Boat Trophy
Skyler Key, Jean Cole and Joe Strickland -
First Time Participants

Derby From Page 29

day with a T-shirt distribution party and
an awards' dinner in the evening at Pete's
Pub. The awards consisted of plaques of
drift wood decorated with a bronze fish
made at the foundry. Altogether 13 plaques
were handed out to the lucky winners.

Civic Organizations
Pilot Club ofAbaco
Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday, month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club ofAbaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at
Hummingbird Restaurant

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


Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
liliip I l.' I l'!! i.I. il,. ih i ,.hi I >.,,!!i/

All are welcome
to worship
with us

St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647

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St. James Methodist
Hope Town
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400

New Vision Ministries

SOur Mission
"Turning people into
devout followers of
t Jesus Christ"
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
( Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324

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

VER @6:45PM
Church Office Hours : Tuesday Fridays 10am- 3pm
P.O.Box AB20699, Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel I Fax : (242) 367-2972
Email: change87@hotmail.com

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 5 Saves

We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love
and Send
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

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


service directory



Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larry LowE
Cell : 477-5966
Office: 367-0630

B's Sunrise
Souvenirs Cuban Cigars Casual Clothing
TShirts 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

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

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

Sick Copier?
Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced

We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Call 367-4709

Outward Bound Travel
Hassle free US Car Rentals
(No credit card required for most models)
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Call 367-4709 359-6734

Abaco 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

Gordon's Perfect Painting
C n-Workmanship
Call for estimate


June 1, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 31

Nurse Fernander Is Honored

By Lee Pinder
Theodore Edwin Sawyer, son of Tal-
madge and Rosa Sawyer, born September
10, 1937, in Cherokee Sound, passed away
on May 18th after a long illness. Theo-
dore, or just plain Dore as many used to
call him, spent all his life on the sea, first
smack fishing and in later years as a bone-
fishing guide. He came from a large family
and had a large family of his own. He had
many friends and a host of relatives and
his funeral was well attended. In fact, it
was one of the largest turn-outs Cherokee
has seen in a long time. Theodore was a
personable fella, well liked by all who met
him. He always greeted you on the street
with a warm smile and a kind word. He
will certainly be missed. Internment was at
the Cherokee Sound Public Cemetery sur-
rounded by many childhood friends and ac-
quaintances. May he finally rest in peace.
He is survived by his wife Winnie;
sons Marty, Ryan, Shane and Bronson;
daughters Lucy Albury, Tammy Albury
and Becky Lee Sawyer, and grandchil-
dren Scott, James, Joey, Angus, Joshua,
Andrew and Shania. In addition, he leaves
behind brothers Clyde, Glenn, Andy and
Wil, and sisters Ruth Pinder and Patsy
School News
In April the school had a Pirates Day and
grades 3 thru 6 got to dress up as Pirates.
They were a scurvy lot that day. There was
the notorious Black Beard, Calico Jack and

Benjamin Hornigold. The children gave
presentations on the lives of the various
pirates as well as information about living
the life of a pirate.
Coastal Clean-Up
It's rather sad to report that there was
another coastal clean-up on April 21st.
This time it was the beaches and the creek-
side all the way back to the parking lot and
23 bags of refuse was collected.
Earth Day
Earth Day was celebrated on April 25th
in Marsh Harbour and our schoolchildren
attended. They had special presentations
and although we didn't win a prize, we had
a good time and learned a lot and enjoyed
looking at all the displays.
Spelling Bee
A special thank you to Briana Sweeting,
Adrian Williams and Brandon Sands for
representing Cherokee Primary School in
the Grade 2 competition.
Reimbursed For Repairs
Cherokee Primary School received re-
imbursement of the nearly $3,000 from lo-
cal government for monies spent last sum-
mer on repairs to the school building. Our
schoolhouse, like many others on Abaco,
is showing its age and is in need of some-
thing to be fixed all the time. The PTA and
parents are grateful for this assistance.
Parents Appreciation Luncheon
A special luncheon was held at the Sand
Bar to show thanks to the parents for their
endeavors on behalf of our school.

By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Nurse Iris Fernander,
Nursing Officer in Charge of the Health
District of Abaco, who is being honored
as the Family Island Nurse of the Year for
2008 to 2010. May is Nurses' Month and
during this time she was recognized at a
church ceremony for nurses on May 24 at
the Seventh Day Adventist Church and will
later be honored at a Farewell and Appre-
ciation Ceremony on June 7. She was nom-
inated for this award by nurses throughout
the entire Bahamas and will be presented
with a plaque in Nassau.
Nurse Fernander has been working
within the Abaco community for the last
four years. Although stationed at the Marsh
Harbour Government Clinic, she has also
been responsible for the government clin-
ics at Cooper's Town, Fox Town, Sandy
Point, Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town.
She has also been responsible for Man-O-
War Cay and Guana Cay although there
are no actual clinic premises there.
On June 20 Nurse Fernander will be
leaving Abaco to take up a new appoint-
ment with responsibility for one of the
government clinics in Nassau. Whilst here
Nurse Fernander described her work as
having been very challenging as she alone
has had to cover both nursing and admin-
istrative duties. She is pleased to announce
that Mrs. Sherinette Bodie-Norville-Smith,
wife of the new Police Superintendent, has
now been brought in as a very much need-
ed Health Administrator. "The clinic here

has been out-
grown by the
and I would
like to see a
mini hospi-
tal on Abaco
in the near
future with
24-hour ser- Nurse Fernander
vices," stated
Nurse Fernander.
Nurse Fernander has been a nurse for 25
years most of which time has been spent in
the Family Islands. In addition to Abaco,
she has worked in Exuma, Long Island,
San Salvador and Cat Island, always with
leadership responsibilities. Her future goal
is to eventually pursue a Nurse Practitioners
course and gain her Masters Degree which
will then put her next in line to a doctor.
"It was indeed a privilege and honour
for me to have served the community of
Abaco," stated Nurse Fernander, who de-
scribed her personal philosophy of nursing
thus: "To reduce the rate of human mortal-
ity and morbidity through physical health
promotions and risk reduction through
screening, referral and health teaching.
This would allow for the rendering of op-
timal holistic and comprehensive health
care to all regardless of their ethnicity and
racial background. Again, thanks to all
Abaconians for allowing me to serve and
I wish for each of you the best of health
and success."

Slld alllU U C IUVUc l LIU lll Ut lLb

Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Real Estate Services Coordinator
This career opportunity will create and execute
administrative and personal services for the
Resort's Real Esatate and Resort Clients. It
requires a flexible work schedule, superior
communication and planning skills plus attention
to detail. Prior experience in resorts or hotels is
essential. Applicants may send their confidential
resume to the following address:
Mr. Bob Kramm COO / GM
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina
P.O. Box AB 20669
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Food and Beverage Manager
This career opportunity requires strong,
experienced, leadership, training and
communication skills. Primary responsibilities
include progressive service and hospitality
standard setting with cost control and revenue
building capabilities. Bahamian national
preferred. Applicants should send resumes with
salary requirement to the following address:
Mr. Bob Kramm COO / GM
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina
P.O. Box AB 20669
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Professional Upholsterer for full time
employment. Contact Craftsman Upholstery in
Dundas Town. Call 559-9810

Heavy Equipment Business for sale with great
potential. Call 225-4575/ 367-5198/ 554-8880


For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service
Safe at Home Pet Care
Will care for your pets while you are away.
Responsible, honest, reliable. Call 367-2105
after 7 p.m. or e-mail safeathome@live.ocm

5-ton A/C unit complete, must see to appreci-
ate. $3000 ONO Ph 367-0254
Car DVD players starting at $300 USB/SD/
VCD/DVD 367-6214
Quick Books, Point of Sale, retail manage-
ment solutions, software and hardware. $1340
Call 367-0546

08 Hyundai H-100, 97 miles, undercoated.
Call 365-5195

97 Ford F-150, 4x4, reg. cab, XLT 120"
wheelbase flareside, 4.6L EFI V-8 engine,
4-spd auto-transmission, dk red, matching
hardtop overbed, trailer towing pkg, front tow
hooks, Michelin tires on alum wheels, beige
uphol. w/custom covers, A/C, tinted win-
dows, cruise control, CD/stereo/4 spkrs, com-
plete maintenance record. $11,000 OBO Call
Kathy 242-456-6202
Truck 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with
cap US $15,000
Boat 2003 20' Sundance Skiff w/trailer,
2002 Mercury 90 HP 4-stroke, Bimini top. US
Golf cart, 2002 Club Car Villager, gas, 2
passenger. US $4,500 Call 367-3262

2 85 HP Yamahas 2001, aluminum dual
engine bracket. Hydraulic steering. $7500 for
both. Purchased new $18,000. Call Tom at
359-6229 or 367-3875

19' Boston Whaler, '96, very well maintained,
center console with T-top (side & front wind-
screen), outriggers (new), 120 HP Johnson,
twin batteries, full electronics (new in boxes,
$2000+, full cover, trailer, and + ++, docu-
mented/duty paid. $21,000 E-mail lexkeeper@
25' Trimaran Performance sailboat. DUTY
PAID $5,500 OBO Call 366-0552
25' O'Day Sailboat, good condition. $25,000
Call 475-7497
28' Trawler Molly, 230 HP diesel, 1300 en-
gine hrs, Aluminum Marine Grade, Raymarine
Auto-Pilote, GPS, WSM 300 and Plotter C 80
(Bahamas), much more. US $55,000 Ask Keith
Albury 365-6006


32' Scarab Sportfish, twin 225 Optimax, new
depth finder & GPS, autopilot, stereo & VHF,
custom T-top w/ Top Gun outriggers, Mint
Condition. $69,900 Call Al at 367-0672 or
Dane at 367-2697

32' Luhrs 2000, twin Cummins 300 HP each, 5
KW Kholer generator, A/C, fridge, microwave,
new TV/DVD combo, XM radio, all new canvas
enclosure, new drop curtain and aft curtain, new
Icom VHF. Call 365-5195 or 577-0332
34' Pacemaker perfect live aboard while craw-
fishing in the cays. $20,000 Call 366-0430
36' Catalina Sailboat 1986. Good condition,
located on Abaco. DUTY PAID $30,000 561-
249 -4282 See pics at abacokayak.com

freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW generator, sta-
bilizers, central A/C, full galley, TV & DVD,
sleeps 7. $35,000 Call 365-5148

I Cherokee Sound News

Page 32 Section B

The Abaconian June 1 2008

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S~lullocig $0,000 ". ff- nlilmom pmaCI-
L eiII*rl ew v- 2l1 1Sea cIi Al.AcIIo
ard sIraoL4ndl) c g e This Z2D3
a4- 11 ft- hone io se52 bedrooms, 3
balths, Oild rudlmveafaw' de5.
$95,00. Rel. ASM026

..:dIm~bom' LO 2 Lef~Jif LlX~and
3 be~ciiom perthousas cmuri-.nbkir
the sea In a jaled developnel ol-
Om'a'u -.za xil aid p otme bech.
Starting at $595ss)oo
Ref-. ASI1O05

R~rwni'e new, two scwy horne wIh 5
bluec~ooG and 3 baths in 4,OW sq,
It oftwEA Ppp*r tedspace, Set cm
an 18.70t sq it, bti overti*I ai
incredible bt. AS10
$849.900. Rut. AS10405

01aratmhg 2 be,oim t bto& ocefai
vWiew home set hIt on a 01sa Ie.
Fe'aure1s ic.de '*jh qluEUy ki-
twies, fderai khCWheft, a Csceee-
hn avelued fxrvdj aid sun deck.
$475.000. Aol. ASWO968

%Vxeolnr gsoperty lemuaig a two
saeey, frlllut e 3 3bedtooraia
ltcise, 2 bedroom vclap. y91MOge-
Lt. ad tm lei Lc~k, l4S C AW IiL'&. aid
a MAN.Refl.A814
52090.006. Aol. A9S114

Waedirari emale wt ~ PS. LA. mle
Sea of Absco and aaomvi)Lg a two
-,aLm-y Llhld lalstfirlL5 5 rb&Cmts
in 2 separate units. Ideal rental
buskneeS at private le Ia reltreat
$NO,.000- MeL- PS1 6U

Ctgrmw 3 bedroom, 3 bth hone
hlcenLa amid lush trees and vegeta-
sn, En)oy views ol the sea. ac-
cess to the L cayos dock and tile
nearby beach,
$875,000. Rea., PST Su

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Elevted 2 bedrooft 2 bath hame
with a I beec tm, bath ajatrwmi'l
belaw Set an sw si e o land with
g(geous sea vews. A OnMi*allry
dock as iust steB away.

Anno-Ne ISm34 acte rcoeCy Ietuaf-
i1g th ee oep Lae- .ufHs I k--ta Em
3 bediocims, a Ivale C dwok, amd
views aver the Sea c l'9 ac. Tahhl
Gaw iand *lllaa CuL
N92,000. ROF. ABS 0669

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Luxuriois Caribean state beach-
krad villa noi 084 acres This 5,750
sq._ home has 5 bedrooms. 4
baths, lully eqUipped kitchen, and
wrap aurund porches.
2.,545,000. Ref. TS10f81


Elevsted 4 bedrooarm ba2 h home
wrh a 2 bedroom. 1 ba C gwusl
apartenern ad water vistas. Set on
over an acre and comlptied by a
deck and prolected dock.
$1,390,000, Ref A8Il945

Spaciosa 3 bedoOk.n 3 ait Istaid
stle home an ihe Sea ot Abaco with
dramatic views, ups*ale slaild
dem, cathedral OeiliniRs, a Iu1"y
etuipaid kithcatu, and catpaott
S1.175. 000. Rel. AB8143

Choose raom twa 3 bedar. 2 bath
Ivye bull cottages with varied ln-
tearis. Eluiy views ofal te At-
laitlic ad l mop Town' s Iharbour.
Offered at $995,000 each
Rel. PS10637 & PS10638

Wel located watelsoni home tea-
turhyg 3 bedrooms, 2 baihs a we0
equipp ked itcn. Lige ving atea.
wrap-aroved deck. amazrg views
aid posbi dcdcage-
$1,100,0. ROL P13910585

CenerIlty lcoated 4 bsdrooiM 4 bth
cartaUrort hore withrdJock pier,
braa'd new tastsef decor, a large
r-c'arn kitchen, and a spsclIus
covtwd back fpruh
$1i2W,00( t Ra AS10917

LcatIed i the quFiet camuftnlty d
North Enid, tis 18A0DD so. It. site is
petect btr a ist ed getaway vill ot
valcati a rental ho3me. fiNSriY the
beach ad oammladlty d~ck
$220,000. RL P510641

Band new 3 bedroom, 2 balh ahme
od 1,60 s. It This two satey villa
is lli.jhyI.led by a r1ivale balicay,
cesan view deck aid is sal one lot
away Iro lhe bemf.
$799,000. ROL PS10640

Fun-led 3 bedrowr, 3 balh, turn-
key home cn 21,089 sq. [I. over-
lo Wkig the ocean with decs,
Ictfallice, widowss walk", w rkstop
iaea, 2 car garage, a nd 2 dock sfs.
i$,395,000. ReL PB10700

Spacious 3 r mrccrn 2 tialh water-
troa home curtewntly Lnder con-
sMcdlin. Compinted by a 2 car
garage, piligs !o 55 ili, and ap
caoved ockage and lay-a-long
89I,000. Re. ASI0947

Two adjaceIn Ilts of 1.033 a~es
eacd set between Winding Bay and
Clarokee Sound Sellemeant
$1 00,00I0 e
Ref. AS1 0973 & A810974

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Goegtu.; f'5,50DD s. ft bea IMItron
lil wi'lh 75 II. 01 ailad1Jii waltel
IrcnIage, endless views at the
ocean, and views at Wifte Saundl
and Seaspray Resoin.
S396,00. Reo. PSi 0618

Moderatejl sloiwg sea view IC
o.amipina 34,022 sq. ft. wi ea iy
access Io the beach and ti Abaco
jbL. 1aid al utillies. Ideal .allek
fat your deamt 1o Ie.
S;306.00. Ref. AS10872

16,00 s. 1. lQTIcnse twi a cluim
anid tWem eislad ccNmmluls ual
Mnrules to Uahsrs Htabcu,. Nearby
a lange cuLnlnumily dock. BEctky
to he campaleed s ui.
$1 5D.0 D. Rae. PS10630

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