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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2008
VOLUME 16, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2008

15 students received scholarships

Abaco Pathfinders has assisted more than 100 to aet further education

By Jennifer Hudson
A reception was held at the Faith Con-
vention Centre in Marsh Harbour on June
8 for the recipients of Pathfinders Scholar-
ships for the academic year 2008-2009. At-
tending along with the excited new award-
ees were past awardees, parents and other
well wishers.
Mrs. Leazona Richard, Administrator
for Abaco Pathfinders, said, "This recep-
tion is the highlight and climax of every-
thing which is Abaco Pathfinders. The auc-
tion held earlier in the year to raise funds
for these scholarships was big but today is
the biggest." Special mention was made of
Mr. Jim Blumberg, who was instrumental
in founding the Pathfinders Scholarship
Foundation and who does such a magnifi-
cent job every year at the auction of get-
ting people to part with their money for
this very worthwhile cause.
Abaco Pathfinders awards scholarships
to Abaco students for study at colleges and
vocational schools based on ability, motiva-
tion, maturity and financial need. Students
may choose to study at the College of the
Please see Scholarships Page 6

List of nominees begins on page 2
Nomination day for Local Government
candidates was June3 with a strong turn-out
throughout Abaco. Only in a few polling
divisions did the correct number nominate
and only one district where an insufficient
number nominated. Each district had a re-
turning officer so those nominating could
do so in their own districts. The election
will be on June 26.
There seemed to be an enthusiasm
among those nominating and most towns

I Anglicans held annual fair I

had more than the required number of can-
didates so will require an election. Some
towns have a long list of nominees such
as Dundas Town with 14 nominees and
Murphy Town with 13 nominees, each
with town committees of seven. Cooper's
Town has 10 running for five seats. Green
Turtle Cay nominated ten for a council of
five members. Many of the nominees are
younger people who want to get involved
Please see Local gov. Page 4

Hope Town lighthouse is painted

The lighthouse in Hope Town was badly in need of painting. Several hurricanes had
sandblasted it with beach sand. The surface needed much preparation before paint-
ing could begin. Through the Paint Place, Benjamin Moore and Company donated
enough of its new Aura paint for the huge job and Doug 5/,iup'J of Lighthouse Ser-
vices was contracted to do the work. The entire job was completed in two weeks. See
story on page 20. Story and photos by Annie Potts.

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour holds an annual fair at the
church grounds. They provide entertainment and lots of food with grilled steak being
their speciality. It is an event that many people look forward to.

By Samantha V. Evans
Every year St. John the Baptist Angli-
can Church holds a bazaar at the church
grounds. This year the event was held on
Saturday May 31st from 12 noon until
11pm. As usual, the bazaar drew people
from near and far to enjoy the food, fun,
and daiquiris prepared by Pastor Hep-
burn. This is church's major fundraiser
each year as it funds the many ministries
that they run. Planning, organizing, and
hosting this event is a labor of love as well

because a lot of work goes into ensuring
that it is a success. The community of
Abaco always comes out to support them
so it is important to them not to disappoint
their supporters. Some of the ministries
at the church are the youth dance minis-
try, the Anglican Women's ministry, and
the men's ministry. Each of these groups
plan outreaches for the surrounding com-
Please see Fair Page 21

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Each spring Abaco Ptilfild, ,. announces a new group of students that receive scholarships. On June 8 Plifidlr'e, held a recep-
tion for this new group who will begin college or vocational studies in September. They are Nekhira Saunders, Kendero Murray,
Valdez Carey, Rashad McKenzie, Molina Jeune, Ruth Lubin, Patrick Mclntosh, Ashley Whylly, Margo Lowe, LeeAndra Thompson,
Brittany Symonette and Beth Albury. Standing behind them is Michael Albury, Chairman of Abaco Pi lfi,,h,n, Three awardees are
missing: Charles Darville, Lowrell Edgecombe and Lindsay Lowe.

136 nominate for 87 seats

on Local Government

Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

These nominated for Local Government

Nominees for North Abaco District Council
The North Abaco District Council is Little Abaco Town Comm. (7)
made up of committee members from Lit- Crown Haven/ Fox Town/ Mount Hope (5
tie Abaco, Cooper's Town and Teasure Leslie McIntosh
Cay. The Council has nine members Joycelyn McIntosh
Cooper's Town Town Comm. (7) Leanath McIntosh
Cooper's Town (5) Norwood McDermott
Gersil Edgecombe Daniel Curry
Garneth Edgecombe Earlin Mills
Joshua Rolle Wood Cay/ Cedar Harbour (2)
Eulean Sands Pete Russell
Gary Smith Yvonne Saunders
Ejnar Cornish Charley Mills
Patrice Cox Treasure Cay Town Comm. (5)
Kirk Cornish Stephen Pedican
Elvine Sawyer Roberto Smith
Freddie McIntosh Raymond Russell
Fire Road/ Black Wood (2) Cliff Bootle
John Williams Stephanie McKinney
Jeff Cooper Godfrey Rolle
Eric Collie Sherly Cooper
Clyde Cornish Deangelis Burrows

Green Turtle Cay
District Council (5)
Kirk McBride Reckley
Philip Kenneth Roker
William Gregory Curry
George Lonnie Lowe
James Benjamin Saunders
Floyd Whitfield Johnson
Brian Joseph Sawyer
Roger Freddie Sawyer
Leonard Augustine Lowe
David Lionel Bethell
Freddie Stanley Sawyer
Donald Richard
Adderley Outten

Nominees for
Grand Cay District
Council (5)
B. Sheila Cooper
Wendell Cooper
Roosevelt Curry
Allison Hield
Theresa Johnson
Alphonzo Rolle
Doralyn Rolle
George Russell
I. Kennedy Russell

Nominees for Central Abaco District

The Central Abaco District is made up of
nine committee members, four from Marsh
Harbour/Spring City, three from Dundas
Town and two from Murphy Town.
Marsh Harbour/ Spring City
Town Committee (9)
Marsh Harbour (7)
Yvonne Maude Key
Carl Archer
Kandy Kay Pinder
Lowell H. Albury
Kimberly Dawn Sturrup-Roberts
Chad Wilson Sawyer
Roscoe Whittleton Thompson III
Ruth Saunders
Margo Sharon Albury
Danny Ross Sawyer
Mike W. Malone
Spring City (2)
These two will serve
Roger Delancy
Colon S. Curry
Dundas Town Town Comm. (7)
Wanda Major
Edward "Jimmy" Williams

Vashti d'Shan Maycock
Kirklyn Douglas Thompson
Augustine "Stenie" Williams
Larry Williams
Glender Knowles
Stephen Knowles
George Wilson Cornish
Faron Newbold
Sidney McIntosh
Marguerita Cornish
Cecil Ingraham
Cay Shenell Mills
Murphy Town Town Comm. (7)
Adriel Gilbert Davis
Bradley Swain
Karen Antonio-Dean
Don Bootle
Paul Timothy Swain
Sonith Lockhart
Renardo Curry
Justina Winder
Glenn Roy McDonald
Cubell Davis
Eugene Dudley Dawkins
Rockling Bootle
Jexwel Tinker

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June 15, 2008 The Abaconian

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian

Local Government elections will be June 26

Local Gov. From Page 1
in the activities of their towns. Most are
actively soliciting votes by putting out fli-
ers, phoning or going door-to-door. It has
been noted in past local government elec-

Nominees for South
Abaco District Council
The South Abaco District Council is
made up of seven committee members,
three from Sandy Point, one from Cross-
ing Rocks and three from Cherokee/ Ca-
suarina/ Bahama Palm.
Sandy Point Town Comm. (5)
Stanley White
Valeria Lightbourne
Oeisha Roberts
Ronn Fox
Arthur Lightbourne
Robert McKinney
Julia McKinney
Donald Pinder Jr.
Preston Roberts
Crossing Rocks Comm. (5)
Alice Williams
Jermaine Davis
Frank Hepburn Jr.
Edwin McKinney
Israel Williams
Cherokee/ Casuarina/ Bahama
Palm Shores Comm (5)
Cherokee Sound (3)
Kenneth Albury
Kathyann Sawyer
Casuraina/Bahama Palm (2)
Reginald Albury
Sandra Albury
John H. Hudson

tions that those who make personal contact
with the community residents are the ones
who are elected.
Only two people nominated in Chero-
kee Sound. Since three are required, the
Minister of Local Government will appoint
an additional committee member. Spring
City, Crossing Rocks and Guana Cay each
nominated the exact number of candidates
so no election will be held in those polling

Nominees for Hope
Town District Council
The Hope Town District Council is
made up of five committee members,
two from Hope Town, two from Man-
O-War Cay and one from Guana Cay.
Hope Town (5)
Diane Elizabeth Bethel
Mark Stephen Malone
Roscoe Thompson, Jr.
Harold Malone
Austin Roy Cash
Lana Juanita Russell
Guana Cay (5)
Glenn Carroll Laing
Donna Mae Sands
Forrest Robert Pinder
Troy Don Albury
Anthony Michael Roberts
Man-O-War (5)
Philip Walter Sweeting
Andy Lee Albury
Ray Christopher Weatherford
Haziel Wallace McDonald
Grant Nicholas Albury
Jeremy Terris Sweeting

Nomination Day in
South Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
Prospective candidates for positions in
Local Government for South Abaco were
out bright and early on nomination day.
Several were already at the Local Govern-
ment office in Sandy Point when it opened
at 9 a.m. on June 3. Most had nominated
by 10:30 a.m. with just a few arriving clos-
er to the deadline of 12 noon. Only a few
were newcomers to the process nominat-
ing for the first time as the majority were
seasoned Local Government representa-
tives having served several terms already.
Mr. Kenneth Albury of Cherokee Sound
was nominating for the fifth time having
been in office since the inception of Local
Government 12 years ago. Prior to that he
served on the Board of Works. Mr. Robert
McKinney of Sandy Point was also running
for a fifth term in office having served on
the Town Committee twice and as Town
Committee Chairman twice. "I love my
community," stated Mr. McKinney, "and
my grandfather was like a founder of Sandy
Point." Mr. Stanley White, another long

Nominees for
Moore's Island
District Council (5)
Anthony Williams
Tommy Dames
Sherman Stuart
Edward Stuart
Lillian Laing
Patricia Knowles
Dalson Cecil Stuart

serving council member, was nominating
for a fourth term in office having served
previously as Chief Councillor for South
Abaco District Council (Sandy Point) six
years ago.
Mr. Preston Roberts of Sandy Point is
running for the first time and has many
plans already in mind if he is elected. "I
am here and ready to serve," he stated. "I
have looked at some of the areas I can help
in. The school needs a sporting and recre-
ation facility; the children are being short-
changed. There are lots of developments
coming into the area and we should uti-
lize those people to build the community,
for instance, giving scholarships to kids.
There is a lot of erosion at the ferry dock
due to lack of a proper plan which needs
attention as do the roads."
Mr. Roberts is no newcomer to com-
munity service as he coaches the basket-
ball team and has led teams both here and
nationally to local and Bahamian champi-
onships. Also running for the first time in
Sandy Point is Oeisha Roberts, who wants
to "represent young people to get their
views expressed."
Running for the first time for the town-
ship of Crossing Rocks are Jermaine Davis
and Edwin McKinney. Both say that they
have lots of plans for their community
and some changes need to be made. They
would like to see a community park with
playgrounds for the children and improve-
ments made to the Homecoming celebra-
The townships of Cherokee Sound, Ca-
suarina Point/ Bahama Palm Shores, Cross-
ing Rocks and Sandy Point all nominated

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Long Beach Lots 1 15. 217. 257- All approx 1/4i are inl
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REF #5366
Contact: Mailin Sands

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Beautilul beaclli'ont at
bothl sides & protected
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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian

Reception honours scholarship awardees

Scholarships From Page 1
Bahamas or at institutions abroad but must
maintain a GPA of 2.5 in order to keep up
the scholarship. As long as they fulfill all
requirements each year the scholarship will
be granted for the length of the course of
study, whatever that may be. Though it is
not a stipulation that students must return
to Abaco on the completion of their course,
they are encouraged to return to serve their

Margo Lowe was this year's recipient of th
Award for Exellence, the second time that it
ed. It is awarded to the student who is most o
in community involvement and with excellent
her the award is Michael Albury, Chairman

Mr. Michael Albury, Chairman of Aba-
co Pathfinders, explained that Pathfinders
assists in two ways by providing fund-
ing for scholarships and also by playing a
part in the student's lives while they are
away at college. "Going away to college
is a big change, and we help the students
with their academic needs and/or personal
issues." Mr. Albury had high praise for
Mrs. Richard, whom he described as "a
friend to students" and
he encouraged students
to stay in touch with
"This year has prob-
ably the highest num-
ber of scholarships
we have done," stated
Mr. Albury. "We have
40 plus students away
studying this year and
we have helped over
100 students to realize
their dreams of going
to college." He warned
the scholarship recipi-
ents that going off to
college is not easy, as
they are going from a
controlled environment
at home into one where
they will have much
more freedom. He
asked them to value the
money they have been
ie Monty Albury given and to show the
has been award- people who gave it that
outstanding, both they appreciate it. Mr.
t grades. Giving Albury told the students
of Abaco Path- that they will be going
off on a great adventure

but reminded them to keep up their grades
and keep in touch with Pathfinders in order
to make sure that they will continue to re-
ceive their grant next year. He warned that
some have failed which is very sad when
they were considered to be the best. But on
the whole Pathfinders is very proud of the
Mrs. Richard stated that the scholarship
recipients come from all over Abaco and
that the committee tries to make sure that
every school is represented. "We try to
make sure that the monies are well spent.
Scholarships vary from $2,000 to $5,000
depending on the needs of the kids. It is
very hard to decide who gets what and sad-
ly we had to turn down lots," she declared.
"These students so impressed us this year.
We had a very hard task deciding but feel
we have made good decisions."
Although several other students who will
continue to receive scholarship awards this
year were present at the reception, presen-
tations were only made to first time recipi-
ents. Students were presented with their
awards by Mr. Michael Albury. Those re-
ceiving first time scholarship awards were
the following:
Kendero Murray, 2008 Head Boy of

Abaco Central High School who plans to
study tourism management at the College
of the Bahamas.
Molina Jeune, 2008 Head Girl of Aba-
co Central High School who will study bi-
ology at the College of The Bahamas.
Ashley Wylly will pursue a degree in
psychology in the United States.
LeeAndra Thompson, 2007 graduate of
Forest Heights Academy who will study med-
icine at the University of the West Indies.
Beth Albury, a 2006 graduate of Agape
School who spent an entire year volunteer-
ing at the Every Child Counts School and
who wants to pursue a degree in education
from Pensacola Christian College.
Margo Lowe will study pre-med.
Valdez Carey, a 2007 graduate of S.C.
Bootle High School and is on the Honour
Roll at the College of the Bahamas, is
studying electrical engineering.
Patrick McIntosh, a 2008 graduate of
St. Francis de Sales School, wants to study
Nekhira Saunders, 2008 Head Girl at
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Scholarships From Page 6
business and languages at the College of
the Bahamas.
Brittany Symonette, 2008 Honour Roll
graduate of Forest Heights Academy, will
study hospitality management.
Ruth Lubin, a graduate of S. C. Bootle
High School, wants to study education at
Rashad McKenzie, educated in Free-
port, Treasure Cay Primary and Forest
Heights Academy will study actuarial sci-
ence at Florida Memorial University.
Three scholarship recipients were un-
able to be present to accept their awards
as they were returning from a cruise with
the graduating class of Agape Christian
School. They were
Charles Darville, who will be attending
flight school in Nassau to become pilot or
aviation mechanic.

Lowrell Edgecombe, on Agape's Su-
per Honour Roll and also awarded a Pres-
ident's Scholarship from the College of the
Lindsay Lowe wants to study law.
All of the scholarship recipients were
praised by Mrs. Richard for their outstand-
ing participation in many of their school
and community extra curricular activities
such as athletics, Junior Achievers and
other civic groups.
Last year the Board of Directors decided
to create a special recognition award for the
student whom they felt had accomplished
much and achieved a very high level. They
felt that this deserved special recognition
and so initiated the Monty Albury award
in remembrance of that fine outstanding
citizen. This year the recipient is Margo
Albury who was extremely surprised when
her name was announced. "Margo, a
Christian, has been on the Principal's List
every year throughout her school life and

has been the recipient of many honours and
academic awards," stated Ms. Richards.
In addition to the plaque she received, her
name will be added to the floating plaque
which is awarded each year.
Past scholarship recipients were invited
to pass on some words of advice to the new
awardees. Their pieces of very sound ad-
vice included, "Stay around positive peo-
ple who will keep you in focus; remember
what you came to do and do not get side-
tracked; do not procrastinate and do not be
afraid to ask for extra help after class. At
times you may want to give up but stay
strong and put God first."
While some of the recipients appeared

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The Editor Says... Local government and our future

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New town committees will be officially
known on June 27 when a careful recount
is taken of the ballots cast the previous day.
Although the newly elected members be-
gin their three-year term then, they cannot
conduct any business until they are sworn
in and conduct their first meeting.
By law this must happen by July 7.
Among themselves the committee mem-
bers will choose the chairman and deputy
chairman of their town committees. They
will also select their town's delegates to the
district council with each town chairman
being an automatic member.
Abaco's new district councils must then
meet within two weeks of its members be-
ing chosen. This could be as late as July
21 but will probably be sooner. A tie vote
in the election of 1999 delayed the Central
Abaco District Council formation until late
The first order of business for each
council is to choose its chief councillor and
deputy chief councillor. Schedule II coun-
cils must then contend with is the appoint-
ment of statutory board members. These
are Town Planning, Licensing, Port, Hotel
Licensing and Road Traffic. A Tourism
Advisory Board is sometimes established,
but this is less important where there is an
active Ministry of Tourism office.
The first four boards meet monthly ex-
cept Road Traffic that meets quarterly.
Abaco's Road Traffic Board is comprised
of members from North, Central and South
Abaco. Its main thrust relates to taxis,
rental cars and rental golf carts, buses and
tour vehicles. That board works closely
with our Road Traffic Department which
is a local office of the central government's
Road Traffic Department in Nassau.
Hotel Licensing works closely with the
hotel inspection team from Nassau which
conducts an annual hotel inspection. They
also endeavor to see that hotels make their
monthly hotel tax contributions to the trea-
sury as prescribed. This is the guest tax
collected by the hotels.
Port deals mostly with dock construc-
tion and waterfront reclamation issues.
Traditionally, they have only been allowed
to make recommendations to the Nassau

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Docks Committee which makes the final
decision. Some docks have waited years for
this permission. The law has been changed
recently to allow approval by local port
authorities. This is limited to residential
docks on pilings within a certain length and
not requiring dredging. Pilings ensure that
any existing water-flow is maintained and
present shore conditions are not expected
to be materially affected. The port mem-
bers still make recommendations to Nas-
sau for any dredging, land reclamation,
groynes, sea walls and commercial docks
in the water or tidal zone.
Licensing handles applications for shop
licenses, liquor and bar licenses, amending
licensing conditions and approving licenses
where a business moves to a new location.
Shop licenses are specific to a location, not
to an individual.
Town Planning has a lofty name but
rarely concerns itself with issues that in-
volve planning of any sort. It has tradition-
ally dealt with reviewing building permit
applications which the committee has wide
authority to accept, defer or reject. There
are guidelines in the Town Planning Act,
but many of them they were formulated
many years ago for Nassau conditions.
The Local Government Act requests that
the island's chief councillors get together
for the common good of the island, but
that has not happened on Abaco during our
12 years of local government. There are
many common island issues which might
be solved easier, quicker and cheaper if a
common approach could be applied.
District councils are allocated a budget
by Nassau which they share among them-
selves and the towns which comprise the
council. It might seem at first glance that
the council would keep a disproportionate
share of the money as it is this body that
receives the funding. However, the coun-
cils are made up of members of these same
communities who ensure that the funding is
shared fairly equitably. In actual fact, ow-
ing to the voting power of the smaller com-
munities acting together, the smaller com-
munities sometimes get a disproportionate
share. For example, township funds could
be shared in thirds to three towns. It may
be that one town has three times the popu-
lation of the others, generating three times
the trash to be picked up, but an equal divi-
sion of funds ignores this fact.
The town committees are responsible
for residential garbage collection, park and
cemetery maintenance, cleaning and mow-

ing of road verges and other maintenance
jobs. Individual town funding allows these
chores to be done either by hired employ-
ees or by issuing annual contracts. Town
committee members receive a small stipend
for their service with chairmen receiving a
bit more.
The district councils do similar work
but on a broader scale such as maintenance
and janitorial service at government high
schools and primary schools, at govern-
ment clinics and airports. Maintaining
these facilities is handled by district coun-
cils as these services are provided to the
area in general and are not specific to a
single town. Council members receive a
stipend with the chairmen receiving more.
It must be noted that the responsibilities
of council chairmen require many random
hours while performing their duties. Some
council and town committee members put
in extra hours but many only attend the
monthly meetings.
For the most part, government bases its
local government funding on the number of
registered voters in a district. This may be
reasonable for those districts with a static
economy. However, for popular districts,
like Green Turtle Cay and Hope Town
with a large resident population of second
homeowners and transient visitors, count-
ing registered voters only does not give an
accurate representation of those towns' ac-
tivity or needs.
The statutory boards do not receive any
funding as all their work relates to approv-
ing, deferring or rejecting applications or
other work for which funding is not re-
quired. Statutory board members contrib-
ute their time for monthly meetings with-
out any payment.
There appears to be much authority
that town committees and district councils
can exercise but have not attempted. This
will be apparent in July when new com-
mittees and councils are formed and they
begin exercising their authority. Unsure of
their authority, new members often attempt
to assert themselves in new directions until
they learn their boundaries. Although lo-
cal government does have much authority
for resolving local issues, their power with
some issues is limited.
Those who are being voted back into
office have some concepts while newcom-
ers will have to learn the ropes. The town
committees and district councils often pur-
sue the path of least resistance and muddle
along with the mundane issues they are


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Snake Cay development presented by Mr.
Vaughn and others that was described in
your June 1st edition.
1. Proposed relocation of the solid waste
disposal site because it is along the access
road to Snake Cay. The prospective de-
velopers would "assist" the government in
relocating it.
a. Not they would relocate it; the gov-
ernment would relocate after giving them
the land to build a resort in which they
make the profit.
b. The site would be adjacent to the
Central Abaco water supply (well field)
between Spring City and Marsh Harbour.
This is brilliant; if we pollute the water
enough, our brains won't recognized that
we poisoned ourselves and gave away the
only descent place to land our only heavy
barge landing site that is government
owned on Abaco.
2. The idea of putting in a bridge by
Tuggys Cay and dredging to improve the
creek water flow sound suspiciously like
a way to dredge through the mangroves
and recover/reclaim land in the name of

looking after the ecology. Digging a canal
to drain what works naturally is so much
B.S. If the developers really felt that cross
water flow was necessary for a creek that
happens to have two accesses to the Sea of
Abaco that has worked well even though
the causeway was built across it 50 years
ago, they could lay in half a dozen 48-inch
culverts at minimum cost.
3. Is there really a market for all this
housing considering the world economic
situation and the cost of energy. Where
are the buyers coming from?
4. I would also question as to why the
government should give land for develop-
ment to a non-Bahamian entity when at this
time Abaco does not need quick and fast
injections of cash. Development now is
progressing so fast that we have to bring
in labour. The government-owned utilities
can't supply electricity, water and commu-
nications to meet demand.
5. This proposed development and all
the other proposed developments should

Please see Letters Page 9

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presented with. Like the various town plan-
ning boards, it is rare that a district council
or town committee gives much thought to
the future.
Much of Abaco will be affected by the
$2.5 billion the 14 developments are slated
to inject into our economy. Many issues
related to the island's growth will be either
beyond the jurisdiction of our local gov-
ernment bodies or may require a level of
expertise not available locally. That does
not mean that we, or our local government
bodies, must ignore those issues which
seem to be beyond local control. We, and
local government, are in this together with
central government, and we must take the
relevant issues to government for its help
and solutions when problems or issues are
beyond the scope of local action.
An underused conduit for alerting central
government to our needs lies with our two
elected representatives. More effort should
be exerted to use them to solicit help, to
have government understand our growth
issues and assist in finding solutions.
Our new local government bodies will
face many new issues and challenges as
some or all of the 14 announced develop-
ments get started. These 14 are in addi-
tion to the expansion of Winding Bay, the
on-going work at Baker's Bay, the recent
start-up at Schooner Bay and smaller proj-
ects now underway.
Schools, roads, utilities and other aspects
of our infrastructure will have to expand
to accommodate an increasing workforce.
BEC has begun with a new power genera-
tion station under construction. More will
have to be done in other areas. Housing
must expand and to this end central gov-
ernment must speed up the availability of
new lots which is a painfully slow process.
This is obvious as there are over 600 ap-
plications for approximate 80 lots soon to
be made available in Central Pines subdivi-
Our local government needs to become
more proactive concerning future needs
and not follow the current practice of re-
acting to daily problems after they arise.
Just as local government must work with
central government, so we must work with
our local officials to see that future needs
are met before reaching a crisis.
Developments projected to be $2.5 bil-
lion will present many opportunities for
constructive input.
Get ready, Abaco the future is tomor-

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Letters From Page 8

be looked at by all interested citizens, and
the public should consider whether giving
away your birthright for a quick dollar is
worth it.
Think well, Abaconians.
Coconut Observer
A few thoughts and a
very special thank you
Dear Editor,
In a recent Abaconian I noticed a
"Thank You" on behalf of the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee along with a list
of "our" accomplishments. However, I
would like to personally thank each and ev-
ery person that I have served over the past
nine years on the Port Authority and the
past six years on the Town Committee and
District Council. Most importantly, I think
we should thank and remember the con-
tributions of the appointed board members
as they are the true volunteers doing much
of the elbow work without any stipend and
may times bearing the brunt of the com-
plaints without being complimented for a
job well done. These board members are
the ones that make most of the day-to-day
decisions that will not only affect us, but
decisions we have to live with. Remem-
ber, it is impossible to please everyone and
many times it is the statutory board mem-
bers that face the criticisms. These people
do not always have definite rules/laws to
follow but were appointed because of our
faith in their being able to use their discre-
tion when making decisions that will affect
our future.
Soon there will be some new members
added to the Local Government roster.

Please do your best to support them. They
cannot perform miracles and cannot please
all. Sometimes they will be overruled by
"higher authorities." Make life easier for
your board members by taking some tasks
over yourselves, by becoming more in-
volved, by volunteering and accepting any
responsibilities that may benefit our towns,
by making our communities attractive to
all. Remember, it is not seven individual
people but everybody that makes a com-
Involving politics and personal interests
in our decisions will only be to the det-
riment of our towns as we (FNM, PLP,
black and white) all have to live together
in the same towns under the same rules.
Any decisions made will affect us equally
over a combined future that we have to
look and plan for. We, as different towns,
must also respect each other's wishes and
also look out for our mutual interests at the
same time.
The committee members that are about
to be elected must realize that their jobs
do not mean just a two-hour meeting ev-
ery month but a true sacrifice of all their
time, personal, family and private time if
they are to be effective; and they should be
respected for this. Remember, if you want
a job done, give it to a busy person. In
the last few years we have been success-
ful in resolving a few conflicts and stop-
ping or modifying some projects and plans
for the betterment of our towns. We have
managed many improvements with the lim-
ited finances available. And trust me, there
have been a few negatives and disappoint-
ments that I will not mention. I wish that
every responsible person would try to be
on one board or another just for the experi-

ence and so everyone could understand the
system. It would make everyone so much
more appreciative of those members that
continue to serve year after year.
Thank you,
P.S. Hey, I vote for y'all. Now we need
some public bathrooms on the main strip.
How about at Memorial Park?
Appreciates Casuarina
Fire Department
Dear Editor,
In light of the very recent fire in the
cane field area and its move onto my farm
and shop area, I would like to take this op-
portunity to thank the Casuarina Volunteer
Fire Department for your prompt response
to my call for help.
In terms of equipment and manpower,
your timely arrival on the scene certainly
saved my shop area and my house.
The fact that as a volunteer fire response
service you have been able to reach a level
of efficiency so quickly is remarkable, and
again I thank and congratulate your ser-
John Hedden
Luncheon honours
early resident
On May 29th I was delighted to attend a

luncheon at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge
for Mrs. Ruth Lundgrin Maury Troughton
I first met Miss Ruth, as she was fondly
called, when she and her husband, Eric
Lundgrin, with her stepson, Hank Lun-
dgrin, and a school friend of mine from
Sacred Heart School in Nassau, Jean Ann
Sweeting, came to Hope Town in July
1954. They were a wonderful couple and
as time passed they started probably the
first resort on Abaco named New Hope.
Eric started AA which helped a lot of fami-
lies. My mother did all the sewing for the
Sometime in 1960 Miss Ruth married
Marcel Maury II from Nassau and start-
ed the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. She
moved on to the Abaco Inn and I left Hope
Town to go to Nassau to work for Barclays
Miss Ruth has always had a special place
in my heart. It was such a long journey
from South Africa to come to Hope Town
to see her family, her brother, Frank Ken-
yon, and her three nieces, Jane Patterson,
Cha Boyce and Lory Kenyon, and friends
Mary, Nan and lots of others.
So Miss Ruth, God go with you and
have a safe trip back home. Maybe if it's
the Lord's Will, I'll see you again.
A childhood friend,
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BTC employees
By Mirella Santillo
On June 5th all the employees of the
Bahamas Telecommunication Corporation
throughout The Bahamas, demonstrated
for two hours from 12 noon to 2 p.m. by
closing to the public the offices where they
worked. In Marsh Harbour it was a peace-
ful protest with the employees sitting under
a tree enjoying their lunch.
According to Mr. Frederick Pinder, the
local President of the Bahamas Communi-
cations Public Officers Union (BCPOU),
the demonstration was held to protest the
company being sold without the two BTC
unions being included in the negotiations.
The action was decided upon a few days
previously by the BCPOU president, Mr.
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Robert Faquharson.
Mr. Pinder said that the protest was
intended to send a clear message to BTC
Chairman, Mr. Julian Francis, to Minis-
ter Zhivargo Laing and to the government
that the members were strong and united
that the unions, the BCPOU and the Ba-
hamas Communications Public Managers
Union (BCPMU), wanted to be included
in all discussions involving the privatiza-
tion of BTC and to communicate that same
message to the potential buyer, Bluewater
Ventures Ltd. a British media and telecom-
munications company.
Mr. Pinder commented that the request
had been communicated to the new gov-
ernment since it came in power, but that
there had been no answer to the request
so far. This is the first step, he said. The
demonstrations will escalate if no answer
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is received. The employees would like the
assurance that their jobs will be safe if the
corporation is sold.
Abaco Neem Weight
Loss Challenge Wraps
By Jennifer Hudson
The second Abaco Neem Weight Loss
Challenge wrapped up on May 31 with just
seven of the original 22 entrants showing
up for the final weigh in. Ms. Daphne De
Gregory, organizer of the event, was dis-
appointed at the number of contestants who

fell by the wayside this year but stated,
"Anyone who gained any positive results
such as not only losing weight but feeling
better, sleeping better and with a better dis-
position was a winner."
The grand winner for losing the most
weight was Sherilee McIntosh Hunt who
was also last year's grand prize winner.
"She has a lot to be commended for,"
stated Ms. De Gregory. Since the first
Weight Loss Challenge last year Ms. Hunt
has gone from a size 20 jean to a size
10 through sheer determination and hard
Please see Central Page 13

Members of the Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation closed all BTC offices for two
hours on June 5 in a demonstration to show the government that the officers of the two
BTC unions want to be included in all talks concerning privatizaiton. They are threaten-
ing further action if their request is not acknowledged by government. The two unions are
the BCPOU and the BCPMU. The employees are seen here enjoying their lunch under
the coconut trees at the Marsh Harbour office.

The second Abaco Neem Weight Loss Challenge ended on May 31 with many more people
competing to see who could lose the most weight. The top three winners shared the com-
bined entry fees of all the contestants, the biggest loser receiving half the amount. The
three winners are shown receiving their checks from Mr. Nick Maioulis, sponsor of the
competition. Ms. 51,hir/ve Hunt, second from left, lost the most weight -, /i' Ms. Julie
Hart and Mrs. Rosalee Sands shared second place. Ms. Hunt won both competitions and
in the process went from size 20 to size 10.

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work. She was so delighted at her weight
loss after the first challenge that she de-
cided to enter again and continue the good
work; and it has certainly paid off for her
again. "It is not just about looking good
but feeling good and being healthy," she
stated. "You have to set goals for your life
and being healthy is No. 1." When asked
what it was that got her through the chal-
lenge she answered, "You must want to do
it for you; it takes a made up mind."
Mrs. Rosalee Sands and Ms. Julie Hart
were both runners up for losing the most
BMI (Body Mass Index). Mrs. Sands said
that her main goal was to lose 40 pounds.
Although she was disappointed that she has
not lost all of that yet, she is determined to
reach her goal by Christmas as she knows
that in order to get off her medications she
must lose weight. "The best prize for me
is to get off my tablets," she stated. Mrs.
Sands is a diabetic and has high blood pres-
sure and is thrilled to have already been
taken off two of her medications by her
doctor since beginning the Weight Loss
Challenge. In addition to changing her
diet, Mrs. Sands also walked twice every
day to achieve her goal and got her family
involved for support.
Ms. Hart stated that she is getting her
weight under control by eating smaller por-
tions, walking every morning and going to
the gym in the afternoons. Kayla Hamil-
ton, a runner up, summed up how difficult
it is to stick with the challenge by declar-
ing, "Saying you are going to do some-
thing and actually making the decision to
do it are two different things. I have now
made my decision."

Every "challenger" paid an entry fee of
$50 to be shared amongst the winners. Ms.
Hunt received half of the "pot" and Ro-
salee Sands and Julie Hart each received
a quarter and were presented with their
cheques outside the Abaco Neem office by
Nick Maioulis, co-organizer of the Abaco
Neem Weight Loss Challenge.
"The aim of the Challenge is to raise
awareness towards making healthier life
choices, and we would like the contest to
grow each year," said Ms. De Gregory.
"In order to do it, you have to be a deter-
mined person because no one is pushing
you; you must have will power." Ms. De
Gregory has suggested that the three win-
ners form a support group for others.
Special thanks were extended to Dr.
Susan Fairclough and the Auskell Clinic
for their assistance. Dr. Fairclough moni-
tored all of the participants, keeping track
of their weight, BMI and blood pressure
and Mrs. Angie Collie generously allowed
the Auskell Clinic to be used for this. Dr.
Fairclough said that next year she would
like to see more of the island becoming in-
volved in the Weight Loss Challenge and
suggested separate challenges in the north
and the south.
Bone density
testing offered
By Mirella Santillo
Quite a few people took advantage of
the free checking of bone density for osteo-
porosis offered on June 4th. The procedure
involved taking a bone density measure-
ment by ultrasound. Two staff members
from Roche Pharmaceuticals Company
located in Nassau visited Marsh Harbour
for the day to provide the service. Ms.

Dagni Prosa was in charge of taking the
measurement done by placing a foot on an
ultrasound machine. The process did not
last more than a few seconds. Ms. Chanta
Williams recorded the information that was
to be forwarded to the patients' doctors.
According to Ms. Prosa, approximately
half of the 50 people who showed up at the
Anglican Parish Hall for the check-up showed
signs of "osteopenia" which is the pre-osteo-
porosis condition. Most patients were wom-
en between the age of 40 to late 50s with a
couple of younger people such as an 18-year-
old who, according to Ms. Prosa, was also at
risk. A few men also showed-up.

The treatment the these ladies were
promoting for osteoporosis is a monthly
Boniva tablet made by Roche Pharmaceuti-
cals, priced at $70 that can be bought with
a physician's prescription. Generic drugs
are also available. Your doctor can sup-
ply you with all the necessary information
should you be interested to find out more
about the condition.
The testing was on-going in Nassau, but
the technicians have plans to visit North
Eleuthera and possibly Freeport.

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"Keeping Our Customers Informed"

VOL 2. NO. 2



BTO Executive Vice President, i. Kirk Griffin gives remarks at BTC press conference held on May 23, 2008. Also pictured Irom left to right are Hassan Ahmed,
Chairman of Sonus Networks and Louis Hall, CEO Cerillion Technologies
(Photo by: Farreno Ferguson, BTC)

By Indira Collie,
BTC Public Relations
In its unending quest to develop and
maintain the most modern, cost effective
telecommunications solutions for its
customers, The Bahamas
Telecommunications Company Limited
(BTC) has announced that it has entered
into an agreement with Sonus Networks
and partnering firm Calix to deliver a
Next Generation Network (NGN) at a
cost of $55 million dollars. As a result in
the months to come, BTC will begin to
replace its existing fixed voice network
with the ultra-modern IP based core
network. The new network has many
advantages including increased
reliability, speed and flexibility, over a
highly secure core.
Executive Vice President, Mr. I. Kirk
Griffin said "We at BTC take very
seriously our corporate responsibility to
the entire populace of The Bahamas to

provide the most modern, most reliable
service delivery platforms. In moving
towards an IP based infrastructure, we
are establishing the most ultra modern
operating platform that will allow
residential and commercial customers to
connect in ways that could not have
been imagined just a few years ago."
This NGN is yet a further step in the
build-out of an ultra-modern national
communications infrastructure that will
position the company and the country to
keep pace with the needs of
sophisticated consumers and
In 2006, BTC commissioned its
Bahamas Domestic Submarine Network
in Inagua, which was designed to keep
the entire Bahamas connected. In this
tropical clime, the country is always
affected by the winds and flooding
brought on by hurricanes, which leads to
outages that in some cases can take

Sonus Networks presents a commemorative plaque to BTC. Pictured from left to right are: Robert Buck,
Jocelyn Philbrook, Julian Francis BTC Executive Chairman, Hassan Ahmed, Sonus Networks Chairman,
Steve Collins.

weeks to repair. This new solution is
designed with a disaster
communications recovery site in Miami,
Florida to assist in times of natural
disasters. The IP based network is built
and managed to swiftly communicate so
that services are restored. This provides
greater assurance to the company's
residential and enterprise customers.
Bandwidth will increase in volumes that
have not been heard of before in the
country. With the Next Generation
Network, our DSL subscribers will be
introduced to a variety of new packages,
offering more speed, on a highly secure
Security has become a mammoth issue
with the daily increases in identity theft
and fraud. BTC currently offers the most
secure DSL network in the country as
each customer is connected to the
Internet through their own private link,
unlike other companies where several

Cerillion Technologies CEO, Louis
remarks at BTC press conference.

customers share the same link. NGN will
increase the level of security, and offer
greater peace of mind for customers
when exploring or conducting business
transactions via the Internet.
NGN allows for greater flexibility. The
country is at a stage where the need to
be connected constantly is second
nature. This is evidenced in the 300,000
plus cellular subscribers, and the scores
of VolP customers. When completely
functional this solution will allow
customers to keep connected using a
wide range of applicalions.
The new network will certainly keep the
Bahamas on the cutting edge of
technology, a characteristic that is looked
upon strongly by foreign investors.
Investors in islands as far south as
Inagua will have access to world
renowned telecommunications services.
This keeps the country on par with the
rest of the hemisphere.
This new network is also energy efficient.
BTC stands to save substantial amounts
in energy costs, as this network is less
bulky and converges all of the
company's fixed line offerings on a single
The NGN will be implemented over three
phases. Phase one will covers the
installation and testing of NGN
Equipment. Interconnection will be made
to US Carriers and Haiti from a location
in Miami called NAP of Americas. A geo-
redundant node will be installed in
Central Gateway in Nassau along with a
lab for continuous testing. Phase two will
include installing and testing
interconnection of Sonus NGN
equipment in Freeport and the Core Soft
Switch Elements, and the migration of
subscriber lines from TDM equipment to
Calix equipment for certification. Phase
three covers the installation of Calix
equipment in all exchanges that
presently house DMS switches. These
switches will be replaced with the new
Sonus Soft Switch at Poinciana, Eight
Mile Rock and NAP of Americas Miami.
Calix will also replace some of the
outdoor cabinets including OPM's,
OPAC's, AFC's and Siemens.
Sonus Networks has built similar
solutions for scores of other international
telcos including AT&T, Carphone
Warehouse, Global Crossing and Cable
& Wireless. Calix has deployed millions
of ports and tens of thousands of
systems into hundreds of service
provider networks throughout North
BTC continues to be progressive in its
forward thinking approach for the
country. The company remains
dedicated to providing efficient and
competitive telecommunications
services. The goal is to serve clients
throughout the islands while enabling the
nation to maintain its competitive
advantage in the areas of tourism and
financial services.

www.btcbahamas.com I CALL BTC 225 5282

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Disaster Committee
met new NEMA chief
The Central Abaco Disaster Committee
held a quickly called meeting mid-morn-
ing on May 27 to meet Commander Steve
Russell, Interim Director of NEMA. This
was Mr. Russell's first visit to a Family
Island since being appointed to the position
several weeks ago.
Commander Russell plans to travel ex-
tensively to familiarize himself with the
readiness of disaster preparations through-
out The Bahamas. One goal of his was to
see the preparations standardized as much
as possible.
He seemed pleased with the level of

readiness exhibited by those attending
the meeting and took notes on several of
the larger concerns. Much of this related
to primary shelter use, management and
clean-up after being used. Confining sever-
al hundred persons including children does
not leave a facility tidy or clean enough for
immediate use after being vacated.
Schools in particular may face a massive
clean-up problem as they attempt to re-es-
tablish a normal school routine. Extensive
grounds cleaning must be undertaken as
bathrooms are often out of service due to the
volume of use and perhaps a lack of water.
Comdr. Russell left with a better un-
derstanding of the disaster committee and

Please see Central Page 18

Free bone density testing was offered on June 4 by Lowe's Pharmacy. Two women from
Nassau did the quick test at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour. Shn ,11 here is Mrs.
April Higgs being tested by Ms. Dagni Prosa -itlh Ms. Chanta Williams is recording
the results. The results will be forwarded to the person's physician. Medications can help
control the loss of bone density that is common in older persons.



Commander Stephen Russell of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is the interim head of
the National Emergency Management Agency effective May 5. He has previously been
involved with the Disaster Relief and Recovery Unit of the Cabinet Office and was Deputy
Coordinator of the Unit for several years. The Bahamas government is preparing the
country as June 1 was the start of the 2008 hurricane season. Comdr. Russell is shown
here on the left with Assistant Administrator Margaret Symonette, Mr. Silbert Mills,
Co-chairman of the Central Abaco Disaster Committee, and Mr. Cubell Davis, Chief
Councillor for the Central Abaco District Council.

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Central From Page 15
those managing it. In the absence of Ad-
ministrator Cooper, co-chairman of the
Disaster Committee, he was briefed ex-
tensively by Mr. Silbert Mills, also a co-
chairman, who has served in this capacity
for many years.
A similar meeting was held after lunch in
North Abaco before Mr. Russell returned
to Nassau on an afternoon flight.
Community tourism taken
to Dundas & Murphy Town
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Tourism is taking the
Community Tourism initiative around

the island of Abaco and on May 29, they
took it to the communities of Murphy and
Dundas Town. The meeting was held at
the Burial Society in Murphy Town and
the Chairmen of the Murphy Town and
Dundas Town Committees were in at-
tendance. Even though the turnout was
poor, the presentations by Mr. Don Cor-
nish and Mr. Ricky Johnson went on as
planned. Ms. Bernadette Hall chaired
the meeting and began by showing a clip
from a meeting held at another site on
the island. Chief Councilor Cubell Davis
introduced the main speaker who was the
Director of Tourism for Abaco Mr. Don
Mr. Cornish explained the purpose of

the initiative which is intended to bridge
the gap between communities and the
Ministry of Tourism. As a result of this
gap, Mr. Cornish stated that there is a
lack of a connection between the average
Bahamian and the visitors to the shores of
Abaco. Each visitor to Abaco craves this
experience and for the most part, he ex-
plained, too many of them leave without
experiencing all that these islands have to
offer. The desire of his office is to en-
sure that they provide a true Bahamian
experience for all visitors. Therefore, all
communities have been explored and en-
trepreneurial opportunities have become
more evident so that more Abaconians
can become directly a part of the tourism
Additionally, a Community Handbook
has been prepared which gives a history of
each community and outlines the various
business opportunities available in various
sectors. Mr. Cornish wants Murphy Town
and Dundas Town to know that tourists are
interested in the rich culture of their com-
munities as well. He encouraged them to
join one of the Ministry of Tourism's task
forces and find out how they can get more
Mr. Ricky Johnson spoke about his job
as a licensed tour professional and trainer.
He will be starting training in his area very
soon for persons who are interested in be-

coming trained as professionals in the area
of tours. Visitors spend a lot of money for
tours and he hopes that Abaconians will
take advantage of this opportunity. Con-
trary to what many people believe, he stat-
ed, touring isn't only for the old and the
rich, anyone who has an interest in their
environment and in nature can learn to be a
guide and go on a nature trail.
Cherokee Aviation
handled 74 jets in one day
By Jennifer Hudson
Memorial Day was a very busy one for
Cherokee Aviation. Seventy jets from the
United States, the Caribbean and The Ba-
hamas landed at Cherokee Aviation's FBO
(Fixed Base Operations) facility on May 23
with 74 jets landing on May 26. This num-
ber does not include the prop planes that
came in over that week end also. "While
this is not the biggest day we have had,
there have not been many bigger," stated
Mr. Claude Sawyer, Operations Manager.
Brothers Faron and Claude Sawyer
stated that when they first opened the FBO
in 2004, they thought that if they got four
or five planes a day through, they would
be doing well, but the growth of the fa-
cility has far exceeded their expectations.
In a regular week during their busy season

Please see Central Page 19

The Abaco Tourism office held a meeting for Dundas Town and Murphy Town to encour-
age residents to become more involved with our visitors and show them our culture. Mr.
Don Cornish, Abaco's Director of Tourism, mentioned entrepreneurial opportunities that
could be pursued. 51,i i, is Mr. Ricky Johnson, a licensed tour guide who will soon begin
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they now average 27 planes a day though
this number drops off somewhat during
the slow fall season. "This sudden unex-
pected growth has meant that we are con-
stantly having to grow quicker than antici-
pated, and everything had to be expanded
very quickly within the first year," stated
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fueling capabilities have also been expand-
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the new Marsh Harbour International Air-
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is believed that the FBO will see a further
increase in traffic. But it is expected that
the largest increase will be in main airport
traffic as larger jets will be able to come
from further destinations and the European
market will open up.
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has, of course, necessitated an increase
in the number of staff. When the FBO
opened, it was run by three staff members
including the Operations Manager but the
number of employees has now risen to 10.
The entire facility, which also includes
Cherokee Air passenger charter and air
cargo sections, employs 17 staff members
including pilots. On weekdays one Cus-
toms officer and one Immigration Officer
deal with official matters but on weekends
it is necessary to add an additional Cus-
toms Officer. According to Mr. Sawyer,
the Customs area will be expanded within
the near future.
"Plans are also underway with security
as the FBO tries to keep up with all Unit-
ed States security issues which are very

Cherokee Aviation, a fixed base operator in Marsh Harbour, was very busy over the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, May 23-26, with
both jets and prop planes arriving. The jet planes, 70 and 74 arriving jets on two of the days, came in despite the poor condition of the
runway. Paving is expected to begin soon on the new runway which will be completed during the fall. It is expected that even more jets
will be comfortable coming when that work is completed. This photo shows only one area of the ramp with five corporate jets parked.

costly. We are also constantly upgrading
fuel quality control and making sure that
all maintenance is done properly. The Ba-
hamas is trying to come up to the standard
of the world in aviation and this changing
world of aviation is very costly to oper-
ate," said Mr. Sawyer who also stated
that running a facility like the FBO is very
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line of amenities and services for private
planes and pilots. Facilities include fuel,
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migration, baggage handling and all ground
support services. An 800-square-foot sec-
tion of this first class 3,000-square-foot fa-
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They also sell fashion jewelry for women.
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How many people does it take to paint a

By Annie Potts
It all began when Barry Passeser, the
Florida Market Business Development
Lead for Benjamin Moore and Company,
visited Abaco on holiday last winter. When
a friend in Marsh Harbor suggested that he
and his family go over to Elbow Cay and
see Hope Town and its lighthouse, Mr.
Passeser eagerly made the trip out to the
cay. "I grew up on Long Island in New
York where we had several important light-
houses along our shoreline and they have
always fascinated me," he told me. And it
didn't take long for him to make it over to

The company that had the painting contra
Town lighthouse, Lighthouse Services, used
friendly equipment under the supervision of
The cleaning of the old paint was done wit)
contained all paint debris. Mr. 5S/upid, had
house previously.

the lighthouse and take a look around. "It
had been over six years since the tower had
been painted and the paint, especially the
red banding, was really badly cracking and
peeling," he said. As a history lover and a
professional in the paint field, he knew he
had to do something. So Barry contacted
Dave Gale and Jerry Whiteleather of the
Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation Society
and then went back to the scientists at the
Benjamin Moore laboratories and told them
that he thought he had found the perfect lo-
cation to test their new Aura paint system.
Aura, Mr. Passeser told me, is a new paint
product that has been
specifically formulated
to retain its color and
flexibility in extremely
salty and humid en-
vironments. It is fast
drying and is extremely
low in VOC's (Volatile
Organic Compounds),
making it a very green
product. The paint re-
sists fading because the
color pigments in it are
microscopically bonded
to the dry paint film.
The Elbow Reef
Lighthouse (aka the
Hope Town light) was
built of brick and lo-
cally quarried stone
and first shone its pro-
tective light in 1864.
It was the seventh of
ict for the Hope 11 lighthouses built by
environmentally- the British and admin-
SDoug pS/uptat istered by the Imperial
h equipment that
Lighthouse Service,
painted the light-Trinity House, London.

Each of these "silent sentinels," as they are
known, was strategically placed to guide
transatlantic and coastal United States ship-
ping along the Bahama Islands and to keep
them from running onto the shallow dan-
gerous reefs. Each is beautifully built with
a simple elegance that is characteristic of
many English buildings of the nineteenth
century. All 11 of these light stations was
manned by keepers whose responsibility it
was to keep their lamps lit throughout the
dark Bahamian night. Today two of these
towers are defunct, six have been automat-
ed and only three, of which Elbow Reef is
one, continue to be hand wound and run
on kerosene.
Maintaining these masterpieces of con-
crete, brick, metal and glass is no small
job, and when it comes to painting the ex-
terior of their light towers, this is particu-
larly true. So what better place to test a
paint formula for its longevity and color-
fast properties than the 144- year-old red


and white banded tower of the Elbow Reef
Through Barry Passeser's contact with
the Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation So-
ciety, the generosity of Benjamin Moore
and Company and a great deal of help
from the Paint Place in Marsh Harbor,
thousands of dollars of primer and red and
white paint were shipped from Florida to
Marsh Harbor and then on to Elbow Cay.
The contract for the actual paint job was
then awarded to Lighthouse Services, a
company which does large industrial paint
jobs run by Doug Shephard of Florida.
Doug and his very competent crew from
Florida and The Bahamas completed the
work in under two weeks.
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By Jennifer Hudson
Dr. Charles Kwit of the University of
Miami spoke at the Abaco Science Alli-
ance Conference about rainfall patterns and
climate change issues. "Climate change is
unequivocal, and impacts on the Bahamas
would result in
* a sea level rise of one foot in a hundred years
* increased tropical cyclone activity
* an effect on the availability of fresh water
* an adverse effect on the tourism dollar
Investigations on current climate in The
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Dr. Charles Kwit
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also been a concern. High tech computer
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at the Administrator's office in Sandy
Point. Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administra-
tor for South Abaco, stated that he was
surprised this year by the larger num-
ber of candidates from Sandy Point. He
also explained, "Normally the candidates
from Moore's Island would have nomi-
nated at Sandy Point but in order to save
them the inconvenience of having to get
here from Moore's Island, Ms. Ruthmae
Rolle, Principal of the Moore's Island All
Age School, was appointed as Returning
Officer there so that the candidates could
nominate on Moore's Island."

14 Bahamian islands predicted more rain in
the north and less rain in the south. Dr.
Kwit stated that through investigations he
made as to whether rainfall patterns agreed
with those predicted by climatologists,
the results thus far indicate that rainfall
decreased in northern and middle islands
of the archipelago while rainfall remained
similar in the southern islands. The time
frame studied by Dr. Kwit was from 1961
to 1990, but he wants to extend the data to
a more current time frame. A question he
considered is "Are wet seasons becoming
shorter or just getting drier?" He is of the
opinion that wet seasons are not constrict-
ed, they just have less rainfall.
"Continued changes in rainfall patterns
like those we have noted could indeed have
far-reaching repercussions on Bahamian plant
and animal communities," stated Dr. Kwit.
Three of many potentially affected spe-
cies would be fruit-eating birds such as the
Bahama parrot, white crown pigeon and
Kirtland's warbler. Lower rainfall would
affect reproduction. Since the Bahama par-
rot eats a lot of fruit, its reproduction could
be impacted by lack of rain. The Kirtland's
warbler also eats a lot of fruit," he stated.
Dr. Kwit encouraged the involvement
of students in keeping tabs on the weather
suggesting that they can investigate wheth-
er the northern Bahamas is really becoming
drier, keep tabs on flower and fruit produc-
tion and also keep tabs on the ecology of
potentially affected animals.
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Are we being blinded by development's promises?

By John Hedden
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nomic Council approval of a swathe of Ab-
aco slated and ongoing projects indicates
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continued stressing of high end develop-
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and our lack of alternate resources for im-
mediate development, this is understand-
able. The fact is that we are caught in a
hospitality industry spiral along with the
rest of our Caribbean neighbours; inter-
CARICOM island competition continues
to accelerate. Considering that the market
preference for North American investment
continues, the island states are becom-
ing increasingly prepared to offer more
and more concessions in order to attract
foreign capital, literally, to their shores.
Terms of the WTO mandate have put pay
to other Caribbean industry exports such
as bananas and sugar. So this shift is also
understandable, especially in the context of
finding jobs for approximately 5,000 high
school graduates annually, just in The Ba-
hamas alone.
However, there comes a point in time
when the fiscal benefits are countered by
the social and environmental costs accrued
by the cumulative effects of a large number
of projects. I often wonder whether New
Providence has already reached the tip-over
point. Public spaces around Nassau are
rapidly disappearing as are access routes
to the sea shores. Wetlands and creek sys-
tems are being converted into marinas and
high value property developments while
channels are being cut through the island
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social implications become more and more
serious with each new development.
Abaco has not reached this point; but it
is time the community here begins to ex-
amine the long term ramifications of such
projects. We may be able to learn from the
looming disaster on New Providence. To
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gestions, I will use the Snake Cay develop-
ment project as an example.
The geographic location of Snake Cay
makes it part of a complex pattern of
creeks, wetlands and small islands stretch-
ing from Witch Point down to Spencers
Bight and Wilson City. This area undoubt-
edly provides a physical barrier along
a portion of the Eastern Abaco coastline
protecting the island interior from seasonal
storms and hurricanes. It provides an ex-
tensive nursery area for commercially ex-
ploited marine species, drainage and run
off for the fresh water resources of this
portion of Abaco and a valuable halocline
for protection of the aquifer behind. Bio-
logically there exists an interdependence
between the physical environment and the
species that inhabit it.
Historically some 50 to 60 years ago
Owens Illinois developed the area for
export of forest product and later sugar
products until the operations demise in the
early 70s, and followed by GOB purchase.
The development entailed construction of a
causeway across the mangroves and shallow
wading waters from the Abaco mainland to
Tuggys Cay and onto Snake Cay. The east-
ern area of Snake Cay was buttressed and
filled with spoil to make a dock with deep
water for barge loading. Tugs were used
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sively for fishing, but the infrastructure
over the years has fallen into disrepair since
its purchase by GOB in the mid 1970s.
The extensive staff housing subdivision
has now fallen down and is presently oc-
cupied by squatters. Just over a mile inland
GOB has constructed a modern "ecologi-
cally sound" landfill designed to accom-
modate all of Abaco's garbage and allow
its decomposition into organic manure and
harmless waste products; hazardous waste
to be disposed of through export.
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residents and visitors alike." The proposal
is to restore the valuable ecosystem by re-
moval of the industrial waste and replac-
ing it with the above project, thus restoring
the lost ecological balance. Further, the
plans are to eventually acquire both Tug-
gys Cay and Bunks Cay, dredge the flats
over to Snake Cay and replace the existing
causeway with a bridge thus restoring the
natural water flow through the creek sys-
tem. A public launch ramp will be placed
on Tuggys Cay. Furthermore, the project
is lobbying hard to have the present un-
opened landfill moved to either the hills
to the east of the airport behind Caribbean
Constructors and adjacent to the Hilland
Albury harbour facilities or to the east of
the Spring City highway in the hills. The
Snake Cay project will provide permanent
employment for approximately 150 "op-
erations" persons.
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view, and I will list some of them.
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Hedden From Page 22

* Labour sources and accommodation
* Landfill move and short and long term
* Purchase of Tuggys Cay and Bunks Cay
* Loss of a deep water public dock
* Environmental concerns
Infrastructural concerns are obvious,
especially with consideration for electrical
demand and telephone service. Presumably
waste and potable water management will
be the responsibility of the project. Howev-
er, is GOB going to insist on marine pump
out stations and waste treatment plants to
provide an organic end product harmless
to the surrounding ecosystem?
Labour and its sources are another con-
cern. Labour will to a large extent have to
come from other islands. Where will staff
be accommodated, and how will an already
overburdened utility system perform? Will
Abaco be able to provide the increased de-
mand for this and other projects?
The landfill location in the triangle of
Snake Cay access roads is probably the
best choice of site for the worse scenario
of any other alternative. It is high above
surges and provides for future cell addi-
tions as the present ones are filled. It is
technically innovative and out of imme-
diate sight. The impending opening will
bring a large sigh of fresh air relief for the

Central Pine residents. If the project sees
this landfill as such a cosmetic blight, then
perhaps the solution will be to reroute the
road to Snake Cay through the forest to the
north, at the same time planning for the ex-
pansion of Marsh Harbour to the south? In
my mind the relocation of the landfill should
simply be "Not An Option."
The purchase of Tuggys Cay and Bunks
Cay, being critical for the future of the
project, is quite transparent and obvious
when a little thought is given. Dredging
between them and Snake Cay will provide
the materials and spoils to create a bridged
waterway bordered by high value canal
side properties with a protected permanent
accommodation for yachts.
Perhaps one of the most serious consid-
erations for Snake Cay is the loss of the
deep water landing for shipping, this area
being frequently used for national trans-
port of materials and equipment. A deci-
sion was made some years ago to keep the
port of entry in Marsh Harbour, and the
new facilities were put in place. There will
come a time, perhaps quite shortly, when
the present facilities become overburdened
and new facilities need to be put in place.
Snake Cay to my mind is an ideal loca-
The last concern is perhaps the most
critical, and environmental welfare and
protection must be kept uppermost in the
project implementation because damage

will become irreversible if it occurs. The
environmental statements made by the de-
velopers must be considered and the inten-
tions discussed and analysed before any
implementation is allowed.
The GOB has a difficult task. Is it is go-
ing to keep its word to the public about
environmental welfare, protection, future
generations of Bahamians, and physical
barrier maintainance for storm mitigation?
It is time for organizations such as the BNT,
Nature Conservancy, BREEF, and Friends
of the Environment (FOE) to be consulted
and involved in the decision-making pro-
cesses well before any environmental im-
pact assessment is produced. BEST cer-
tainly has a role to play, but should not be
an ultimate recommending authority. It is
interesting to note how many of its officers
migrate over to employment with the very
organizations that are being monitored.
With the Snake Cay project, areas that
need to be considered include protection
from silting during construction and ongo-
ing motor boat operations. The dredging
and creation of a deep water channel be-
hind Snake Cay and its long term impact
has a major implication for the creek's eco-
system. The bridge in my mind is a neutral
point; the area between the cays was made
up of shallow flats before the causeway was
put in place by Owens Illinois. Rouser's
Hole is exactly what it claims and never
extended into the creek system behind. If

Tuggys Cay and Bunks Cay are transferred
to the project, then stipulations must be in
place to protect them from "over develop-
ment," and they must be maintained as
public places.
Perhaps the marina portion of the proj-
ect can be moved further to the north by
extension of the breakwater, thus allowing
the present dock facilities to be maintained
for public and national use. Definitely
regulations for pump out and handling of
waste must be put in place. Permanent
floating barriers need to be placed to pre-
vent indiscriminate jet ski and wave run-
ner access to the creeks behind. In fact, a
protected creek would be ideal for kyak-
ing and nature tours by FOE, for example.
These same barriers need to be capable of
preventing flotsam and oil slicks from en-
tering the creeks. Clean up detergents and
brooms and vacuums need to be maintained
on site by the operators in the likely event
of a "spill."
Landscaping should be done with all
native xerophytes and halophytes, thus
eliminating the need for chemical fertilizer
and use of our valuable water resources. In
fact, the organic generated from the waste
treatment could be an essential source of
plant nutrients for the project.
Finally, as I stated previously, the land-

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Local Government
By Vernique Russell
It's election time again in the Family Is-
lands, and voters are preparing to head to
the polls once more for Local Government
elections. Last time voters were sched-
uled to vote in the Treasure Cay Town-
ship area, an election was not necessary as
only enough persons nominated to fill the
required five positions. However, this year
the voting process will be carried out as
eight persons are running to fill the five
Persons running in this year's election in
the Treasure Cay township area are Incum-
bent Chief Councillor Steve Pedican, Stepha-
nie McKinney, Deangelis Burrows, Godfrey
Rolle, Sherly Farrington Cooper, Roberto
Smith, Raymond Russell and Clifton Bootle.
Most of these are new comers to this portfo-
lio and are eager to work once elected.
Most of the outgoing members have de-
cided to give the young people an oppor-
tunity to serve their community. Eligible
voters are encouraged to show up at the
poll and mark thier X for the candidates of
their choice. Together let's build our com-
munities one step at a time.
Beach Party raises funds
By Vernique Russell
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat race committee held another
beach party on June 6th, Labor Day, that
was very successful. The committee thanks
the public for their support over the years
and looks forward to their continued support
at both the fish fries and beach picnics.
Homecoming Committee Fair
The Cooper's Town and Fire Road
Homecoming committee held a Fun Day

and Fair on May 31st at the Hubert In-
graham park in Cooper's Town. The fair
allowed supporters to enjoy down home
cooked food, music and fun for the entire
family. The committee will host its first
homecoming after breaking for a few years
this July on the weekend of Independence.
The committee is looking forward to an
awesome time of socializing, getting to-
gether and reuniting.
BBQ in Da Park
By Vernique Russell
The public is invited to a barbeque in the
park on June 21st. The menu for this event
includes barbecued chicken, pork and ribs
or fried fish. Bring the entire family down
and come enjoy games such as bouncing
castle, bobbing for apple and other exciting
events. Looking forward to your support at
the BBQ!
Sports News
Treasure Cay Under 10 boys
wins Hoytes Tournament in
By Vernique Russell
Coach Godfrey Rolle and his team trav-
eled to Grand Bahama to participate in
the HOYTES Labor Day Weekend Tour-
nament held June 5th- 7th. Teams from
Marsh Harbor and Cooper's Town also
participated. Treasure Cay's last perfor-
mance at the tournament brought us very
close to becoming champions. However,
we were forced to settle with first runner
up. This time our boys returned with one
aim and that was to win at any cost. And
win is exactly what they did. On June 7th
our boys emerged as champions in the un-
der 10 division. Although all of our teams
were not successful in their divisions, we

want our boys to know we
are very proud of them.
The community of
Treasure Cay says hats off
to Coach Godfrey and his
boys for a job well done.
School News
Church of God Pre-
schoolers Graduate
By Vernique Russell
The Church of God
Preschool has provided
service to North Abaco
for over 25 year. On May
31st another group of tod-
dlers graduated from their
first educational institute
to the "big school." The
graduation ceremony was
held at the Church of God
Cathedral in Cooper's
Town. Parents and well
wishers gathered at the
packed church to celebrate
with the youngsters. The
graduates proudly dem-
onstrated what they have
learned as a result of After all the h
their being enrolled at the uted by both t
school. Proud principal of the 51., Ir,
and teachers watched as to wear their
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School News hair day." Stu
Success Kids Acad- many more in
emy Graduation
By Vernique Russell
If you can believe it, you can achieve it
was the theme of the graduation ceremo-
ny of Success Kids Academy in Cooper's

ard work and tirelessly effort that was contrib-
'he teachers and students, the administration
Bootle High School allowed female students
hair in freestyle form on June 3rd in what was
Hair Day. For one day the school rules were
*h to allow the girls to officially have a "bad
udents enjoyed this activity and hope to see
years to come.
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were proud to show off what they had
learned at the school and demonstrate their
readiness to take on the big school.
Principal Regena Moxey is very proud
of her graduates and is certain that they will

do well after leaving her school. The grad-
uates were showered with their awards and
gifts for their achievement. Guest speaker
for the event was Mrs. Terrece Bootle-
Bethel. Parents and guests were treated to
refreshments following the graduation.

Teacher's Appreciation
By Vernique Russell
Teacher's Appreciation was celebrated
at the Sherlin Bootle High School on May
16 when the students held a very special
assembly for their teachers to demonstrate
their appreciation. Students sang, danced,
presented gifts and flowers and generally
showered their teachers with love. Teach-
ers enjoyed a scrumptious lunch and games
later in the day. Thanks to the hard work-
ing teachers of S. C. Bootle; we do love
you and appreciate you!
The parents and communities of the
North Abaco want them to know that they

really appreciate all that the teachers are
doing for the students.
Church News
Prayer for the Nation
By Vernique Russell
On June 1st church leaders and their
members gathered at Revival Time in
Cooper's Town to pray for our nation.
For this day it wasn't about denominations
but about our nation. With the murder rate
already reaching a stunning 35 plus, it is
clear that we need the hand of God to inter-
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vene. The prayer service began at 3 p.m.
and prayer warriors interceded on behalf
of our land, our leader, cabinet members,
members of parliament and those working
in the forefront of our public society. Like
the saying the family that prays together
stays together, the organizers are hopeful
that the prayers of the churches will keep
this nation together.
Revival Service
By Vernique Russell
The changing of the guard was the
theme of a week of revival services held at
Cities of Refuge during the week of May
26th through May 30th. The revival was
hosted by Evangelist Lorenzo Coakley and
featured speakers including Pastor Tyrone
Laing, Min. Terrence McDonald and the
host. All those that attended were blessed
as the revival was like none other. The re-
vival was a reviving of souls, hearts and
determination. Change clearly rang out
throughout the week. The speakers urged
the audience to change, not just have a
good time and then forget, but change.
Women of Prayer Conference
By Vernique Russell
Woman thou art loose was the theme of
the 11th Annual Women Conference at End
Time Ministries and its affiliate churches
held during the week of June 2nd through
the 8th at the church in Crown Haven.
Scripture text reference for the conference
was found in Luke 13: 10-13. Speakers for
the event included Prophetess Charlene
Duncombe, Pastor Bridgette Mills, Min-
ister Carmen Cornish, Prophetess Denise
Mather and Mother Doreen Mills. On June

7th the organizing committee hosted a lun-
cheon at the church fellowship that gave
the ladies a chance to relax and socialize.
This conference was indeed a great success
and has been dubbed as the best one ever
Talent Fest
By Vernique Russell
The Full Gospel Jubilee Celebrations
committee hosted an evening of talent on
May 31st. Young people from all over the
island came to participate in the activities.
There were dances, choir renditions, solos,
skits and much more. The judges were on
a mission to select the king and the queen
of talent. The packed church enjoyed every
act that was performed and thought the or-
ganizers did an excellent job in putting the
show together.
Organizers were very grateful for the
support they received and look forward to
your continued supported in future endeav-
ors. Thank you to one and all!
People in the News
Birthday Celebration
By Vernique Russell
Min. Greta Cox McKenzie hosted a 40th
birthday party in grand style on May 31st
when people flocked to the Don Corbett
court to celebrate with Min. McKenzie at
a party that was a first for the area. The
celebration was both a mini-revival service
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Keep Abaco Beautiful is working well

By Mirella Santillo
The May meeting of Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful was a very constructive one. After re-
viewing the on-going projects such as the
availability of garbage containers for the
business community and recycling, the peo-
ple attending engaged in a brainstorming
session in the beautification department.
The meeting took place at the Tourism
Training Center and was chaired by Mrs.
Bernadette Hall of Tourism, who went
over the recycling efforts in the commu-
nity. She announced an aluminum can re-
cycling competition between schools, start-
ing in September. The school collecting the
most cans each semester will received a
$200 prize.
Ms. Olivia Patterson said that flyers were
being distributed to inform people about
drop-off locations for specific glass bottles
that have to be returned in the case.
Mrs. Hall mentioned that Mr. Stephen
Albury is buying an oil-recycling machine
and that Mr. Lou Schneider has bought
2000 and 3000 gallon containers for the
purpose of storing oil to be recycled. He is
in the process of negotiating with BEC for
its using that oil as fuel.
The beautification department is work-
ing well, we were told. The aluminum can
drop-off station near ECC has been land-
scaped. The competition for the best kept

yard held in Murphy Town and Dundas
Town last December was very successful.
It was decided that that the competition
will take place in November this year. It
was decided to extend the competition not
only to those two towns but to all the com-
munities in Central Abaco, the North and
the South. Local Government representa-
tives of these townships will be contacted
to form committees to organize the com-
petitions. The criteria remains the same
as last year's: no litter, mowed lawns,
neat, well painted structures, use of native
plants, trimmed hedges, secure areas for
pets and garbage facilities.
Mr. Freddie Jones, winner of last year's
Best Kept Yard competition for Dundas
Town, suggested introducing the compe-
tition of the best kept public park. Again
Local Government will be involved by
submitting entries for the parks in their
district. A coordinator for each community
will be appointed.
Some businesses have already agreed to
adopted an area maintaining and beautify-
ing it. These include Tropical Shipping,
the Abaco Club and Buds and Blooms but
more are invited to do so as well as private
organizations. The Rotary Club of Abaco
presently sponsors the round-about near
Roderick's Food Store and the gazebo near
St. Francis de Sales School. Written mate-

rial is being drafted including professional
packages to tell businesses how to they can
get involved and brochures for second ho-
meowners, resorts, rental properties and
T-Shirt day was very successful Mrs.
Hall announced. It was decided to hold an-
other art competition for the schools next
year with the winning piece of art printed
on next year's T-shirts. It was decided to
create a card series with the competition's
entries and a calendar incorporating the
best kept yard.
Keep America Beautiful was approached

for four grants which are expected to be
given since Keep Abaco Beautiful's last
semi-annual report was in good standing.
Someone suggested asking Magistrate
Crawford McKee to sentence minor of-
fenders to community service. Another
suggestion was to recognize people who
have been active in helping beautifying the
Ms. Millie Dawkins was appointed
Chairman of the Beautification Committee
to replace Mrs. Hall, who will be leaving
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Lionfish demo provides an interesting evening

By Jennifer Hudson
"Please catch (and eat) lionfish" was
the main message at the interesting pub-
lic meeting held on June 2 at the Anglican
Parish Hall and presented jointly by the
Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the
Environment. The highlight of the meeting
was being able to sample the delicacy of
the lionfish which people had not realized
could be eaten.
Most people are surprised to learn that
lionfish are edible and that it is perfectly
safe to eat the flesh. In order to encour-
age people to catch lionfish, a demonstra-
tion was given on how to safely handle
and clean them. Ably demonstrating this
art was Mr. Alexander Maillis, who is pri-
marily a lawyer but also a dab hand with
lionfish. Mr. Maillis told the eager onlook-
ers that he has been killing lionfish for four
years since they were first discovered in
the Bahamas. "The population has since
grown exponentially," stated Mr. Maillis,
who illustrated this by describing how he
and some family members went out diving
very recently in Southwest New Providence
and within a two and a half hour period
within a radius of one mile they collected
124 lionfish! Sixty-four of those were col-
lected from four coral heads very close to
each other and another 52 from a wreck
close by. "The lionfish breed on a near
continual basis," he stated. On opening up
the lionfish he discovered nine baby parrot
fish and two shrimp in the belly of just one
lionfish! "This shows an unprecedented
level of predation, and we are yet to see
the full impact of lionfish on our marine
resources," he warned. Lionfish should be
caught using a three-pronged spear which
can either be purchased or made specifical-
ly for spearing lionfish. This ensures that

once the lionfish is speared it will remain
on the prong and not slip down and punc-
ture the diver's hand. as it is likely to do on
a regular spear.
Everyone was invited to move outside to
a table where Mr. Maillis began his dem-
onstration of how to filet the lionfish, and
he amazed everyone with his dexterity. He
made it look easy, but that is because he is
a master at the art having done it so many
times barehanded. He warned people to be
extremely careful of the spines, reminding
them that they are poisonous even when
the fish is dead. He deftly removed the
venomous dorsal fins from the top and the
anal and pelvic fins from underneath pick-
ing them up on his filet knife and dropping
them into a bucket. "It is very important to
dispose of these fins extremely carefully as
they are still venomous," he warned and
further advised, "If you are cleaning fish
on a boat at sea, then the fins can be thrown
overboard in very deep water where they
will not be trodden on. But at home you
must dispose of them extremely carefully
as they could puncture someone through a
plastic bag when putting out the garbage or
they could injure animals. I collect all the
fins and store them in a safe place. Then
when I am barbecuing, I throw them onto
the coals to burn."
"The fish is easy to clean and can ei-
ther be filleted or left whole with the fins
removed to pan fry. It is a highly edible
plate fish in the Indo-Pacific region and has
now been put on the menu for the first time
in Nassau at the August Moon Caf6 which
is in western New Providence just outside
Lyford Cay." Mr. Maillis likened the tex-
ture to something between a hogfish and
a strawberry grouper which is extremely
tasty either fried, boiled, baked or broiled.

"Lionfish can become a high priced com-
modity," he stated.
In record time Mr. Maillis filleted a
large number of lionfish which he had
brought with him in a cooler. Mr. David
Knowles, newly appointed Warden for the
Bahamas National Trust, then tried out his
filleting skills and successfully filleted his
first lionfish.
A group of ladies in the kitchen had the
oil ready heated and within a few minutes
freshly fried lionfish was being served to
all who wanted to taste this new delicacy.
The consensus of opinion was that it was
very tasty. People were licking their lips
and describing it as "delicious and very
tender." Nick Maioulis likened it to a sweet
grunt while Dr. Sue Fairclough thought it
was more like a North Atlantic fish such

as hake.
Prior to the filleting demonstration and
lionfishh feast" a talk was presented by
Lakeisha Anderson of the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust in Nassau who has been dubbed
The Lionfish Lady by her coworkers. She
presented a Natural History of the Lionfish
and the National Lionfish Response Plan.
Lionfish are not native to the Bahamas
but two species have been found here the
red lionfish and the devil firefish. They
are native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pa-
cific regions, and it is thought that they
got here as a result of aquarium releases
or in the ballast water of ships. They are
now to be found all the way up the Atlan-
tic Coast of the United States from Florida

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Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environment presented a seminar on lionfish
on June 2. These are the organizers shown with Mr. Alexander Maillis in front of the
group holding two lionfish. Standing from left are d 'S/n, Maycock and Jim Richard,
both with Friends; David Knowles, Abaco's Warden with BNT; Kristen Williams and
Cha Boyce, both with Friends; Tamica Rahming, Director of Parks with BNT; Portia
Sweeting, Director of Education with BNT; Lakeisha Anderson, presenter with BNT; and
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to New York and all over The Bahamas
from Grand Bahama to the Turks and Ca-
icos Islands. There is an abundance of both
adults and juveniles everywhere and at ev-

SO-... g
Alexander Maillis is showing the group how t
without coming in contact with the highly to.
the spines are removed, the fish can be han
fish makes a delicious food that those attend

ery depth. The lionfish like to live amongst
debris such as wrecks or garbage so per-
sons are urged not to throw objects such as
tyres into the water.
Lionfish are of great concern because
they are venomous, and they are also vo-
racious predators. They remain station-
ary and ambush their
prey, then swallow it
whole. There are few
known predators of the
lionfish. The lionfish
are usually solitary as
adults but tend to live
in small groups as ju-
veniles or when mating
at which time the males
are very aggressive.
The lionfish, which
can grow up to 18
inches in length, are
usually maroon or red
but can also be brown
or orange. They have
Sn fi 13 -16 venomous dorsal
xic spines. When
fins and venomous anal
Idled easily. The
and pelvic fins which
ding the seminar
remain poisonous even

when the fish is dead.
They are a very popular fish in aquari-
ums as they are attractive to look at. But
this practice is not supported by the Ba-
hamas National Trust because when the
owners keep getting stung as they clean out
their aquariums, they frequently decide to
get rid of the lionfish and set them free in
the ocean thus allowing them to multiply,
causing a serious problem.
If a person gets stuck with a spine, he
will experience intense pain and throbbing
and may also experience other symptoms.
It is necessary to apply heat as hot as pos-
sible as this helps break down the poison.
(If in a boat, the water from the outboard
engine exhaust can be used.) Over-the-
counter painkillers should be taken and the
person taken to a doctor.
People are asked to report lionfish sight-
ings and spread the word to others about
the dangers of lionfish and urge them also
to report any sightings. Details given need
to include location, size and number of li-
onfish sighted.
In 2007 the REEF Lionfish Expedition
took place in The Bahamas. This was a col-
lection expedition; specimens were collect-

ed and measured and sent to several United
States scientists and records were made of
where the lionfish were found. Lionfish
were also tagged to determine their growth
rate. A lionfish specimen library has been
established at the College of the Bahamas
for future studies. Three Bahamian stu-
dents are presently abroad studying lion-
fish. Outreach initiatives are being sought
and dive companies are being involved to
assist in the control of lionfish.
The organizers were rather disappointed
at the low number of persons attending the
meeting. Since it was such an enjoyable
experience and also very important in try-
ing to spread the word about lionfish, the
Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the
Environment plan to hold a similar meeting
again at a later date. All, especially divers
and fishermen are encouraged to attend.

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Pony Arrives for Equestrian Centre

By Jennifer Hudson
The proposed Pine Meadow Farms
Equestrian Centre took an exciting step
towards becoming reality with the arrival
of the first horse for the facility on the
morning of April 29. The horse, which
was originally imported from England to
the United States, arrived from West Palm
Beach on the Duke of Topsail. He weath-
ered the journey well and was taken by
trailer to the stables at the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay where he is being boarded
until the Pine Meadow Farms Equestrian
Centre is ready to house him.

This is the first horse of the Pine Meadow I
trian Centre. It is at the Abaco Club On Wind
its permanent home is ready.

"This pony is a perfect size for what we
need," stated experienced horse woman,
Janeen Walker, developer of the project
in partnership with Celeste Pinder. "He
is a beautiful six-year-old gelding Gypsy
Vanner horse with black, white and buck-
skin colouring." The Gypsy Vanner hors-
es were first bred by gypsies in England
to be of small size and colorful enough
to match their caravans. They are easily
recognizable by their long flowing manes
and tails and the profusion of feathers
on their legs. Although Gypsy Vanners
have been selectively bred over the past
50 years in England, it is
a new breed to the United
Mrs. Walker is thrilled
at the acquisition of this
pony which she describes
as having a gentle temper-
ament. "He is still young
and is presently being
schooled. When I feel he
is safe for children to ride,
he can be used for pony
rides at weekends and for
children's parties. We are
going out of our way to
pick very quiet and safe
horses for our programme
and this pony was bred for
this," she stated.
The pony was given to
Mrs. Walker by friends
Peter and Pippa Vlasor,
who are building an eques-
trian facility just outside
Lyford Cay in Nassau and
Farms Eques- wanted to do something to
ling Bay until help her start up her new
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moving ahead and 50 acres near Snake Cay
have been acquired for the centre. Land
clearing is scheduled to begin soon.
The developers of Pine Meadow Farms
Equestrian Centre want to allay any fears
of this or any other horse they bring in of
being a threat to any other horses, wild or
domestic. "This horse has been vaccinated
against anything that could endanger any
other horses. Laws and quarantine require-
ments in the United States are very strict
and everything has been strictly adhered to
as it always will be in the future, stated
Mrs. Walker.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Pinder appreciate
the Abaco Club on Winding Bay for pro-
viding boarding facilities for the new pony
until their centre is ready to house him and
especially to Mr. Swain and Mr. Bragg for
making all the arrangements and making

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Name the pony competition
All children are invited to enter a compe-
tition to find a name for the pony. Think of
an appropriate name for this little beauty. If
the name you choose is selected, then you
will win time with him and the opportu-
nity to have pony rides. Send the name you
choose along with your own name, age,
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fill needs to stay exactly where it is, the
project can be more easily modified to pro-
vide alternate access if necessary. A buffer
landscaping can easily be placed to protect
the visitor vision from garbage trucks and
dump equipment.
The present government has an ideal op-
portunity to use this project as an example
of astute planning and development, and at
the same time protecting and ensuring the
welfare of the community for generations
to come.
In other words all of you members of
GOB cabinet: "Put your money where
your mouth is."

Quality Star Auto Service Station And Garage
Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour
( We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres.
If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you
Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday
7 am- 8 pm Friday and Saturday .f.
Tel: (242) 367-2979 F" V.- I =-

Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listi
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-
Abaco Bound + 242-367-
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay

Rosie's Place
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
9 rm
3 cott
ana Cay

II hse
4rm 10
12 hse
6 units


ngs Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
9197 Schooner's Landing condos 365-6072
2426 Marsh Harbour area
5576 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
366-2150 Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
366-2053 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
366-2075 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
352-5458 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse 367-4151
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-5464 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4047 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600


ott 365-5106

4 units 904-982-2762
>e Town
22rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
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

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



Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay

Bahama Beach Club


Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information


Rev. Apr 08

June 15, 2008

June 15, 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 VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
GuanaCay 365-5178 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 F--eiqhl Do, $7 + $3
GovClinic, 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 13Nov 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 HarbourAirport $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
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Craig Air Service Jacksonville, Datona 904-641-0300
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B 367-4852
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

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

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

S 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 Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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

Bonefish Guides Crossing Rocks
Sandy Point Tony Russell .......366-3259
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286 Cherokee
Nicholas Roberts Theodore Sawyer ... 366-2111
Derrick Gaitor Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Vernal Burrows Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Kendall White Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Anthony Bain ...... 366-4107 Casaurina Point
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175 Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335 Hope Town
Valentino Lightbourne Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233 North Abaco
Marsh Harbour O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
JodyAlbury......... 375-8068 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577 Green Turtle Cay
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Man-O-War Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
David Albury .......365-6059 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
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure


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

Points of Interest
Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden.......................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum........................Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- ....................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
* Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
* Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
* Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
* Guana Cay 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 & A Cart 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
C ash's C arts....................................... 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 C afe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............367-2278
Subway ...................................... 367-2798
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
Cracker 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- 34
Rooster's Rest ............... H LateOpenigtsnly I
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477

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

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

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

Queen's Highway
P.O. Box EL-25190
Tel: (242) 332-3211.
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VOLUME 16, NUMBER 12 JUNE 15th, 2008

900-pound blue marlin was caught off Treasure Cay

Marlin was boated during 4th leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship

IThis 904-pound blue marlin is thought to be the third largest fish ever caught in The
Bahamas. It was caught during the Treasure Cay Cit,',,ip'irip on June 3.

I Friendship Tabernacle breaks

ground for new church

June 1 was a momentous day for Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town as
the members broke ground for a new building on a larger piece of land just off Forest
Drive. They expect to begin construction very soon. 51,n ,, here are the church lead-
ers who participated in the ground-breaking ceremony: Bishop Roland Swain, Elder
William Swain, Rev. Coapland Morley, Pastor Kenneth Knowles, Senior Pastor Silbert
Mills, Sis. Dolly Mills, Elder Emory Curry and Elder Wenzel McBride.
By Samantha V. Evans as well to accommodate the needs of the
As the world continues the change, the
church must be prepared to make changes easesee church

By Vernique Russell
The Bahamas Billfish Championship
hosted the fourth leg of its 35th Billfish
Tournaments at Treasure Cay. Forty-six
boats participated for the opportunity to
claim the prizes being offered. Two days
into this leg of the Championship, news
of a 900-plus pound fish began to spread
quickly. When it was all said and done
Sweetums had caught a 904-pound blue
marlin which measured 135 inches long.
Capt. David Disiere said it took them
over eight hours to pull the big one in.
Although they didn't win the tournament,
they are satisfied with being a historic
icon in the Bahamas billfish records. The
winners of the fourth leg were Which Way
in first place, Our Dream in second place
and Algeria in third place. The overall
winners after four legs are Cerveza in first
place, Loose Crew in second and Mama
Who in third.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship
has taken place annually since its first sea-
son in 1973 and is composed of five legs
taking place in April through June. All
tournaments are governed by a set of rules
controlling minimum lengths for qualify-
ing billfish, line class, fishing hours and
entry fees. Anglers can fish any or all of
the tournaments with cumulative points
determining the overall Bahamas Billfish
This year the Championship began with
the Central Abaco Championship in Trea-
sure Cay on April 13 18. The Marsh
Harbour Championship at Abaco Beach
Resort and Boat Harbour took place on
April 27 May 2. The third Champion-
ship was the Harbour Island Champion-
ship on May 11 16. This blue marlin was
boated during the Treasure Cay Champi-
onship that was on June 1 6. One more
competition is scheduled, the Boat Har-

bour Championship to be held on June 15
- 20 at which time the overall Champion
will be named.
The BBC changes the locations of its
competitions each year. Over the years it
has been held in the Berry Islands, Cat
Cay, Paradise Island, Harbour Island and
Exuma. The schedule is flexible to make
sure the anglers are in areas with produc-
tive fishing.
The BBC has been a leader in billfish
conservation and pioneered the use of
time and date stamped digital images to
verify releases. Along with consistently
increasing minimum length requirements,
the Championship has steadily raised the
points for released billfish and, during the
2007 Series, a record 444 billfish were
Throughout its history the Bahamas
Billfish Championship has been a consis-
tent supporter of billfish research. In 2000
the Bahamas Billfish Championship insti-
tuted a scholarship program administered
by the Lyford Cay Foundation. The initial
scholarship assisted Bahamian students
studying marine biology at the college
level. The scholarship success prompted
the Bahamas Billfish Championship to
create a vocational scholarship for con-
tinuing education in Marine Technology.
Annual tax-deductible donations by Baha-
mas Billfish Championship anglers insure
that the program is fully endowed.
Despite the success of this tournament
organizers said that they are down in
numbers this year. The General Manager
of the Treasure Cay Resort, Mr. Patrick
Fetsch, confirmed that they have seen a
decrease by 35 percent in participation.
Hopefully, next year the committee will
see an increase in participants. Last year
there was a total of 123 boats entered in
the five legs.

Agape Christian School held its sixth graduation on May 30. The graduates were
Dimitri Albury, Cecily Claridge, Charles Darville, Lowrell Edgecombe and Lindsay
By Samantha V. Evans ily Claridge, Charles Darville, Lowrell
Under the theme On the Verge on Edgecombe and Lindsay Lowe. A large
May 30th five students graduated from crowd gathered at the school's gymnasi-
Agape Christian School with A averages um to see them receive their diploma and
after working hard for the entire school
year. They were Dimitri Albury, Cec- Please see School Page 4

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

Church News

Church From Page 1
people of God. To this end, another one of
Abaco's pioneer churches broke ground on
June 1st to construct a new building that
will better allow them to prepare people for
eternity. Friendship Tabernacle Church,
under the leadership of Senior Pastor Silbert
Mills, held a ground breaking ceremony at
the new church site located off Forest Drive
across from Grace Baptist Church in Dun-
das Town. The ceremony included visiting
General Superintendent of BECA, Rev.
Wilbur Outten from Freeport, delivering
the keynote address and leading the ground
breaking ceremony portion of the service.
Several founding members of the church
made brief remarks about the importance
of pastors being obedient to the call of
God in their lives and to ensure that they
are preaching the truth from God's Word.
Bishop Roland Swain reminded pastors that
if they are to preach, they must first know
Jesus. The problems that exist in the world

today, he explained, are because too many
ministers are not preaching about Christ.
He encouraged the flock at Friendship to
remember that God is still in charge. Pas-
tor William Swain stated that the one thing
that kept him associated with the gospel of
Christ for the past 54 years is the preach-
ing of the cross that results in man being
saved. This is why he has committed him-
self to the Word of God; this is why they
are here breaking ground today for this
new sanctuary.
Senior Pastor Mills read the statement
of purpose for this new building which is
to meet the growth needs to 2020 and be-
yond; to create additional facility for the
full implementation of children's church; to
provide additional office space and a coun-
seling center; to facilitate new subdivision
growth; to provide a hurricane shelter; to
advance youth development programs; to
become the worship center of choice for
Abaco; to create a church cemetery; and to
facilitate a full time pastor.

Rev. Outten paid homage to all of the
trail blazers of Friendship who came be-
fore and paved the way for Pastor Mills
and others to serve the community of Ab-

aco. He knows that much preparation had
to be made for this new edifice to come
Please see Church Page 30

The groundbreaking ceremony of Friendship Tabernacle Church took place on June 1. A
model in the foreground gives an idea of how the church will look when completed. The
basic building will be 80feet by 120feet on three acres of land. 5,n ,11 at the podium is
Pastor Kenneth Knowles.
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un June 2na a group of men from the ciaeon Group visited central Aoaco 'rtmary
School where they distributed New Testaments to the students in grades 5 and 6. The
Gideon Group has been dt.\rriblnng New Testaments for many years and a team from
Abaco distributed these Bibles to schools across Abaco this school year. Now that school
is closing, the group will take a break and resume the "good news" distribution via the
New Testaments again in September.

This 9,T2 sq ftwooded lot is the largest in little Po
a relatively new subdivision just South of lHope Town.
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay.
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Yvonne Key Kendy Pinder

Dupuch Real istot

The six Marsh Harbour people pictured below

are asking for your support in the forthcoming election.

They all have a wealth of experience to offer.

Mrs. Yvonne M. Key is seeking her fifth term

in Local Government.

The other five candidates are seeking reelection

for their third term.

They are all asking for your support so they can serve you

for the next three years.

They have tried in the past to make Marsh Harbour

a cleaner, more beautiful place to live and visit.

Therefore, on the 26th of June vote for these six.

June 15, 2008

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Carl Archer

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June 15, 2008

School News

School From Page 4
awards earned. Their class teacher, Mr.
Ben Albury, spoke highly of these five stu-
dents stating that they never gave into peer
pressure calling them mavericks. He is so
proud of them because they continued to
strive for excellence in everything they did
and it paid off.
Mrs. Cecile Albury took a look down
memory lane and reminded the students
how far they have come. She expressed
how proud she is of all of them. Dimitri
is heading of to college after working for
the family business for a year. Cecily has a
choice between two colleges in Canada to
pursue a career as an architect. Charles is
off to flight school in Nassau on a scholar-
ship from Abaco Pathfinders. Lowrell and
Lindsay both received Abaco Pathfinders
scholarships and are two of the five stu-
dents to receive the presidents' scholarship
award from the College of the Bahamas as
they pursue law. Mrs. Albury also stated
that this class is the first to go on a class trip
and the first class to all go off to college.
The valedictorian was Lindsay Lowe,
who graduated with a 4.0 GPA and the Sa-
lutatorian was Cecily Claridge.
The guest speaker was Pastor Peter
Brind of London, who is no stranger to
the school, the students or to Abaco as he
and his wife have been coming here for the
past 14 years. He stated that he has had the
privilege of sharing in many chapel services
with the students. He referenced the story
of Lot and Abraham in the book of Genesis
and told the young people that just as God
required much of them, He will require
much of them as well. He left the follow-
ing three points with the graduates: 1. God

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will speak to them so they must be listen-
ing; 2. When they hear God, they must be
prepared to do what God asks as Abraham
did; 3. They must be prepared to praise
God and worship Him. God wants them to
do greater things than they have done today
and God can help them get there if they will
be open to hearing from Him.
After the students received their di-
ploma, they made presentations to their
parents, homeroom teacher, principal, and
school. The graduating class went on a
cruise the day following their graduation.
Central Abaco Primary
Grade 6 Students learn
about high school
By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to help students make a
smoother transition from primary school to
junior high school, the Guidance Depart-
ment of Central Abaco Primary School
once again invited the Senior Master from
Abaco Central High School, Mr. Vincent
Coakley, to speak to the students about
what will be expected of them in Septem-
ber. This talk by Mr. Coakley took place
on May 13th.
Mr. Coakley told them that regardless
of what they have heard in the past that
they should realize that Abaco Central
High School is not the same. It is very
strict and as Senior Master, one of his re-
sponsibilities is to ensure that the rules are
upheld by all students. He told them that he
dislikes dishonesty so he encouraged them
to not practice telling lies but to rather tell
the truth. He told them that no fighting is

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T cir -til, 1, kindergarten students were promoted to grade one in a closing ceremony
held at Central Abaco Primary School on June 6. The class teacher, Mrs. Nancy Lowe,
who worked in kindergarten for the first time this school year, stated that even though she
was prepared to teach grade one, she feels blessed to have been chosen to work with this
smart group of students. Principal Eunice Mills stated that Mrs. Lowe did such a fine job
with the students that she would like for her to remain in this area next school year. The
students were so appreciative of Mrs. Lowe that they, along with teacher Mrs. Bain, who
assisted in this area during the last two terms, planned a surprise i, ilid,1 party to honor
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June 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B

1 More School News

School From Page 4

allowed. Gangs and slackness will not be
allowed at any time.
They will be expected to change classes
so this will require them to be more re-
sponsible for their actions and their assign-
ments. They will have to listen more and
talk less. They are encouraged to adhere
to the school's strict uniform code. They
are not to bring cell phones or electronic
devices. He reminded them that they will
be required to make a 2.0 GPA to gradu-
ate high school. He went over many other
rules of the school.
Abaco Central High School is on the
way to returning to the glory days-the days
when students were proud to wear that
navy blue and white uniform.
Career Fair was held
On May 14th the Guidance Department
at Central Abaco Primary School hosted a
What's Hot in Careers Career Fair to edu-
cate the grade six students at this school
about careers that will be in demand in the
future. Ms. Evans told them that there are
some careers in the Bahamas that are al-
ready saturated so they need not study in
those areas but rather learn about those

areas where there is a need and plan to
specialize in one of those areas. Twelve
professionals were in attendance to speak
to the students about their careers. Each
of them had a table to display information
and models related to their career for the
students to get a better understanding of
what they do.
Preparing for a career is very serious
business. Ms. Evans encouraged them to
listen to the professionals and ask questions
to learn more about that profession. Some
hot careers of the future are pharmacists,
psychologists, social workers, public rela-
tion specialists, engineering, medical spe-
cialists and emergency medical specialists.
Each presenter spoke for two to five
minutes, then visited with the students af-
terwards. The first presenter was Dr. Sue
Fairclough from Auskell Clinic who spoke
on psychiatry. Other presenters included
Mrs. Lovely Reckley, who spoke on Ba-
hamian crafts and souvenirs, Mr. Lyn-
den Newbold from Rivere & Associates,
who spoke about land surveying and Mrs.
Cleola Pinder, who spoke about Financial
Since the Bahamas has a tourism-based
economy, the hospitality industry is defi-

nitely a hot career
pick for the future.
Ms. Dashinka Roberts
from the Ministry of
Tourism Abaco Office
spoke on hospitality
studies. Ms. Deborah
Smith-Deveaux, the
architectural design
and technical draw-
ing teacher at Abaco
Central High School,
spoke about her profes-
sion that trains students
to becomes architects.
Mr. Don Cornish,
Director of the Abaco
Tourism Office, spoke
to the students about
tourism development.
Ms. Samantha Gai- Sixth grade stud
tor from Agape Dental encouraged to ta
spoke about her field who addressed th
dental hygiene. Ms. Paula Symonette from
Water and Sewerage spoke to the students
on water management. Mrs. Elaine Martin-
borough and Mrs. Kayla Hamilton provided
information on disaster preparation, NEMA
and school psychology.

cents of Central Abaco Primary School were
Ik with the representatives of the professions
'em at a career fair.

The final presenter was Mr. Anthony
Gibson, Extension Officer for the Depart-
ment of Agriculture, who spoke about the

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The Abaconian

June 15, 2008

More School News

School From Page 5
importance of the Bahamas becoming self
All of the presenters provided the stu-
dents with a lot of information for the stu-
dents to get them started thinking about
what they would like to do or what sounds
interesting to them.
Teachers Shown
Appreciation by Parents
By Samantha V. Evans
The month of May is usually set aside
for parents to show appreciation to the

teachers of their children. Across the is-
land of Abaco Teacher Appreciation Week
was observed beginning the third week of
May. During this week parents bought gifts
to present to the class teacher. The district
education office, under the leadership of
Mrs. Lenora Black, hosted a church ser-
vice at Full Gospel Assembly Church in
Treasure Cay on May 25th that teachers
from public and private schools were in-
vited to attend.
During the week of May 26-29, Central
Abaco Primary School PTA took teacher
appreciation to another level. Teachers

Thanks to the PTA of Central Abaco Primary School, the teachers were treated to a lun-
cheon at Mangoes Restaurant on May 30th. The teachers were presented with gifts of ap-
preciation by the PTA Board that was represented by vice president Jackie Robbins. The
two teacher representatives on the Board, Neulessa Major and Leroy Thompson, were
very productive in organizing the fund raisers held for this event. Thanks to the latter,
a very successful talent show was held the day before that helped to fund the luncheon.
Performing at this event were teachers, students and visiting students from South Andros
High School and High Rock Primary School. The visiting students took part in the fashion
show and entertained the teachers by singing the famous Bahamian song Stress.

at all grade levels felt extremely special
as they were fed breakfast from tuna and
grits to Johnny cake to fruit to pastries to
stew fish every morning of the week. The
teachers were showered with gifts by their
The week began with an inspiration-
al message by Pastor Ricardo Bain. On
Thursday morning Mr. Everett Strachan
and Mr. Mills from BEC gave the teachers
a quick lesson on energy conservation. Mr.
Mills gave a demonstration using a regular
light bulb and an energy saving light bulb
which was quite interesting. The teachers
had many questions and the men answered

their questions within the short time allot-
ted. Mr. Strachan left some of the energy
saving light bulbs to be distributed to the
Long Bay School
By Samantha V. Evans
Principal Jacqueline Collie is very
pleased that there are students at her school
who excelled well academically this year
and would like the community of Abaco
to share their accomplishments with them.
These students are Kephyriah Etienne, who
came first in the Commonwealth Writer's

Please see School Page 8


Automotive Accessories

Full Automotive Service

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel

Tires & Tire Repair

Automotive Parts

Oil Changge


Crockett Drive & Don MacKay Blvd.
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Phone: (242) 367-2655
Fax: (242) 367-2464
Shannon Albury, Manager

Abaco Real Estate Agency

www.abacobahamas.com Call Bill Thompson : 242-477-5712

Guana Cay
SFully furnished
with full kitchen
S. airconditioning.
and linens.
k3 Exclusive Listing
% MLS# 1103
"Coconut Tyme" is a newly constructed
"Island Stye" private home located near
Boat Harbour just North of Guana
Settlement. Now includes new 1 Bed. 1
Bath apartment downstairs.
$6WM5.00 01.. cI
Purchaser Pays 12 Samp Tax & On Legal Fees.

Guana ay
K ',: -* Waterfront
residential lot.
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Exclusive isting
MLS# 1102

This beautiful elevated waterfront
residential lot #28 is located on Dolphin
Beach Estates between Docksiders and
Grabbers restaurants and very close to the
Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees,

Hlggs Residence
This property has
ome of he
best views
Pelican Shores.
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1196
Single story home built of solid concrete, 1960's
style house (approx. 1,400 sq. ft.) with 2 bed-
roonWl.5 baths, brick Ireplace In IMng room,
kitchen, den/office, laundry room, 200 sq, ft. car
port, 1,050 concrete patio, 200 sq. ft. wooden
$475,.000...,. I
Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Omwn Legal Fees.

Located in a
15 ot Sea-to-
Sea residential
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1149
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean residential beach-
front Lots 5 & 6 offered as one parcel total-
Ing 41,434 sq.ft. Beachfront Lot 6 Is 19,202
sq. ft. with approx. 205' of beachfront, Lot
5 is just behind with 22,232 sq. ft.
S $449,000 ,oB,,.___
Puchaser Pays 1/Slamp Tax & Own Legal Fees

Eastern Shores ]
Perfectly lo-
i cated directly
on the Sea of
Exclusive Listing
SMLS# 1003
1700 sq. ft on approx, .75 of on acre.
The house features a private boat
dock almost at your door step.

Purchaser Pays 1/2 Slamp Tax & Own Legal Fees

Guana Cay-
Perfect property
for a private
estate or family
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1097
Lots of deep water for you to own private
dock. Located just before boat harbour
at the end of Dolphin Beach Estates on
Guana Coy.

S NEW PRICE $895,000 ]
Purchaser Pays 1/2Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guan Coy
S : Located just
Sone lot (200')
.. ; back from the
Exclusive Listing
SMLS# 1150
Two elevated side-by-side residential lots
located in Dolphin Beach Estates, just a 10
minute golf cart ride to town. Paved road
and electricity is at the back of both lots.

[$1 "M BinO tI 1
Purchaser Pays 12 StampTax & Own Legal Fees.

Leisure Lee 1
Waterfront Lot
--- #35, great
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1193

Lot 35 Leisure Lee is approximately 10,759
sq. ft. with 103' on a deepwater protected
canal which is very near the entrance of
Leisure Lee Waterways.

I $18aOOO....... 1
Purchase Pays 1/2 StampTax& Own Legal Fees.

Great Guana Cay
Harbour View
Haven & Sea
Shore Villas
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1064

3 2 Bed, 1 1/2 bath villas, swimming
pool, 250' protected marina, Laundro-
mat, Gift Shop & Storage Building

P $35 amTaxi Ow l
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

p Phone: (242) 367-2719
D Fax: (242) 367-2359
SP.O.Box AB-20404
p Marsh Harbour Abaco

Abaco Beach Club

This luxuriously furnished 4 bedroom, 4 bath
single level waterfront home Is strategically
located at the end of the boat basin (Lot 36)
within the prestigious gated residential com-
munity of the Great Abaco Club, Marsh Har-
bour. Bahamas.
This beautiful home offers 42 feet of deep
water canal frontage and a wonderful canal-
side pool and spacious deck area.
Property 8.611 sq. ft. with 42" concrete bulk-
head on deep water frontage. Landscaped
with tropical palms, circular driveway with In-
ter-locking pavers. 36' dock to be constructed
to accommodate up to 42' vessel
Exclusive Listing MLS# 1155
1S N$1 995,000
Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Sand Banks Creek

South of
Treasure Cay
Residential Lots

4 miles south of Treasure Cay, located on
the western side of S. C. Bootle Highway.
Six [6) residential lots in a 15 lot subdivision
offered at pre-development prices,
Special offer to the person who purchases the first 2 lots
" $29,500 G 6,. h
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Slamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.
June 1st, 2008

Jue 5 208 TeAaoin ScinB Pg

Anne Albury ESA
Marcellus Roberts 4Z," A
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax -.--

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
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 2 bath home
S+ 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 Condos wib ite Pool
Bldg 4 Do SOL~ 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redon -. 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 + 7/2%
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 storey CBS building,
each level has 2 full cents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di" 1SO1 Great rental
investment. MX XC. $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

June 15, 2008

The Abaconian

Section B

Page 7

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More School News

School From Page 6
of The Bahamas Short Story/Poetry Com-
petition; Evelande Gedeon, who placed in
the top ten in the Bahamas in the National
Mathematics Competition; the Grade 10
students for placing first in the Road Sign
Competition sponsored by the Rotary Club
of Abaco and Friends of the Environment;

A number of churches in Central Abaco thai
themselves to serving hot lunches to needy stn
Abaco Primary School. Even though it is the i
of them to remain unknown, there are some c
it as a very i ity choice that should be pu
Ministries, Soul Saving Ministries and Zion I
have all assisted with this project. Special tha
to those pastors.

Trishantha Etienne, who was winner of the
Rotary Speech Competition Junior Divi-
sion; and Alton Pubien for being a nominee
in the Bahamas Primary School Student of
the Year Foundation Award held this May
in Nassau.
Local government
made donation
By Samantha V. Evans
The District Coun-
cil Office and Dundas
Town Committee made
a donation of $500 to
Forest Heights Acad-
emy twelfth grade stu-
dent Antonia Wright to
attend a Global Young
Leaders Conference in
Washington, D.C. An-
tonia was nominated
to represent her school
and the greater Bahama
Islands at this confer-
ence. It will bring to-
gether high school stu-
dents from around the
world for a powerful
program that will allow
them to interact with
prominent men and
women that most of
them have already read
t have committed about in the newspapers
dents at Central and seen on television.
intention of many Antonia believes that
churches that see attending this confer-
blicized. Change ence will enable her
Baptist Cathedral to develop her leader-
!nks are extended ship skills and reach
her career goals. She

has maintained a 3.95 GPA while remain-
ing involved in the Anchor Club, Junior
Achievement (where she serves as presi-
dent), the Drama Club, various district

Dupuch Real Estate

competitions, church events, Governor

Please see School Page 10

This gorgeous waterfront lot is located in the
secure community of Treasure Cay, Abaco. With
almost 100 feet of waterfront and its preferred
southeastern exposure, this 16,000 sq. ft. home-
site enjoys clear vistas across the Sea of Abaco
and cooling prevailing sea breezes. Treasure Cay
offers golf, restaurants, tennis, marina, shopping
and one of the finest beaches in the world. All
Sof this is within close proximity of Treasure Cay
S. $350,000.00
Ken Chaplin, BRI, CRS
Tel: 242-393-1811 / Cell: 242-422-4677
Fax: 242-394-1453
Email: ken@erabahamas.com

GRAHA ESTATE t/m eal State (is Week


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

Cast Jeewl Tut He Rocks
Ref #: 3.518
Price: $752,000
__ Agent: June Russell

Custom built bed/2.5 bah o-ome located just northof Marsh
Harbour. Swtnming pool and beachacess make it a relaxing retreat.

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

SotAhern Beeze Lubbe s Quarters
Ref #: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Lcve
Overlooking the Seaof Abaeo, this chtming3 bed/3 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: Patti Lcve

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

Vacant Loti Available
* Ref 3339 Treaste Cay 9000 sqft. golf coDse lot with utilities
$45f05p -Contact Jure Russell
* Reff# 1946- Lot with ocean views inVWhite So d,Elbow Cay
$3U031 0 SOLD Pati Love
* Ref t 3617 Lot with waterfront view inCoconut Caeek Ma-sh
Harbour $59,500 SOLD- lure Russell

Professional Service, Old-Fashion Value,
Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
June Russell, CRS, BRI Broker
Office: 366-0601
Cell: 577-6819

w a a

www. Grah mRealEstate. com

Bahamas Real Estate experts with
offices located in Marsh Harbour,
Hope Town and Nassau.
Patti Love, Realtor
Office: 366-0601
Cell: 475-1364

June 15, 2008

June 15, 2008

The Abaconian Section B Page 9

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker


"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/funder 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' of dockage, 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 I bed, I 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. modern, 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/f 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.


ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba


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 s/f 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, I 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 REDUCED TO
# 928 2 bed, I bath. 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.

# 655 2 bed. I bath with marina view


#455 I bed, I bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
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 ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 1090- 12.100 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. Native stone/concrete bulk
head. All utilities available, great building site. $845,000.

Windward Beach # 817- I lalfacre 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/f cleared 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.
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#823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.

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School From Page 8
General Youth Award Club, Debate Club,
and Abaco's Community Band. She is
pleased to have been given this assistance
by these two local committees. The entire
cost of the conference including travel is
Moore's Island All Age
Teacher Appreciation
Week is celebrated
By Jennifer Hudson
Teacher Appreciation Week was cel-
ebrated at the Moore's Island All Age
School from May 19-25 with a variety of
interesting activities. The week got off to a
good start with a special assembly in which
the parents dressed in school uniforms and
pretended to be students visiting from the
Moore's Island Never Grows Old School.
The group used a little humour in talking
to the students about the importance of re-
specting others.

On Wednesday a Prayer Breakfast was
held and on Friday afternoon the staff par-
ticipated in a development activity in the
area of literacy. The teachers were host-
ed to a dinner party on Saturday night by
parents and the week climaxed on Sunday
when staff worshiped together at the Zion
Baptist Church. During this service each
teacher was presented with a gift. Finan-
cial sponsors for the week were the PTA,
Soul Saving Church, Greater Bethel Bap-
tist Church and students.
Ms. Ruthamae Rolle, Principal of the
Moore's Island All Age School, wishes,
"on behalf of the teachers of the Moore's
Island All Age School, to extend a heart-
felt thank you to the community for their
encouragement and support."
Octavia Returns
from Washington
By Samantha V. Evans
A bright eyed Octavia Dean McIntosh, a
12-year-old student of St. Francis de Sales

School, described her Washington experi-
ence as great. She had a wonderful time
at the Scripp-Howard Spelling Bee, being
an Ambassador for the Bahamas. During
the time spent in Washington, she made a
few new friends that she hopes to remain
in contact with even now that she is back
home on Abaco.

The team left for Washington over the
weekend of May 23rd and returned the fol-
lowing weekend. On Monday evening the
students were treated to a buffet dinner, on
Tuesday they attended a Great American
Barbecue at Turkey Run, and Wednesday
Please see School Page 11


Members of Moore's Island All-Age School PTA entertained teachers and students at a
special assembly presented in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week.

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School From Page 10
they had a choice of tours: Annapolis, Mt.
Vernon, or Udvar-Hazy Center. The Min-
ister of Tourism. The Hon. Neko Grant,
was present at the competition. The Ba-
hamian team was treated to a reception at
the Embassy by the Bahamas Ambassador
to the United States, Mr. C.A. Smith, on
May 28. Her mother, Valarie Dean, stated
that the trip was great. A lot was prepared
to keep the students busy and entertained.
Her daughter was well poised and she did
her best. Mom stated that Octavia works
hard and this experience alone has been life
changing for all of them. Regardless of the
outcome, she is proud of her daughter.
Success Training College
Going Strong into Year Two
By Samantha V. Evans
After completing a successful first year,
the Success Training College campus on

Honoured for 4.0 GPA
4 On April
28th Ms.
k counselor at
Abaco Cen-
tral High

traveled to
Kimberly Rahimg Nassau to re-
ceive an award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA
i-/I,/' preparing for her Master's degree in
Education and School Counseling at Kent
University last year. Three people from the
Bahamas were rewarded, one person from
Freeport, one from Nassau and Ms. Rah-
ming. Kent University is affiliated with the
College of the Bahamas.

Abaco is into its second year. The local
coordinators for the program, Mrs. Enid
Wyhte and Mrs. Barbara Williams, are
very excited that this program is going so
well. Nineteen students remain in the As-
sociates of Arts in Business Administration
Degree program that is held every Saturday
at Abaco Central High School. Each class
is run for 10 weeks after which time they
begin a new set of classes. Success Train-
ing College is one of this country's leading
college institutions and has provided qual-
ity education for students in The Bahamas
since 1982. This group of students is very
committed to their studies and is looking
forward to graduating in 2009. The lectur-
ers for the classes are trained professionals
working and residing on the island. The
students are presently taking a computer
class and their introduction to Business
Administration class. Once the students re-
ceive their first degree, they are planning
to pursue the Bachelor's Degree.
Abaco Central High
Teachers Appreciation As-
By Mirella Santillo
The 38 teachers of Abaco Central High

School were in for a treat on May 9th when
they were recognized and entertained by
students and praised by the administrative
staff during a special assembly with the
these Teachers Our Treasures.
The Teacher's Appreciation Assembly
was orchestrated by two llth grade mod-
erators, Brittany Taylor and Brendon Car-
roll, with the support of Acting-Principal,
Ms. Vanessa James. The teachers were

entertained by instrumental pieces played
by a trio of eleventh graders, by other mu-
sic produced by the students, by the school
choir singing, by Clinique Dean reading a
poem, by a dance by Brittany Taylor and
by a skit about a classroom scene.
Speakers for the program included Mr.

Please see School Page 12

The students of Abaco Central High School entertained the teaching staff with singing,
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School From Page 11
Leslie Rolle, Senior Education Officer for
High Schools, Ms. James and Mrs. Le-
nora Black. They reminisced, then told
anecdotes, they admonished the students
and they praised the teachers. The teach-
ers were presented with gifts before being
invited for a special lunch.
Three Students qualified for
Pathfinders' Scholarships
Mirella Santillo
In January 2008 a few grade 12 students
from Abaco Central High School applied
for scholarships from Abaco Pathfind-
ers Scholarship Foundation through their
counselor, Ms. Kimberley Rahming.
Two months later three students, Ashley
Whilly, Molina Jeune and Kendero Mur-
ray, were contacted by Abaco Pathfinders

for interviews conducted by five Path-
finder members. One week later Molina
received the good news that she had been
approved for a full scholarship and Ash-
ley and Kendero learnt that they would be
granted partial scholarships.
Abaco Pathfinders awards scholarships
according to the GPA average, with a
minimum of 2.5 required for consider-
ation, as well as family status. A student
with a higher average might not get a full
scholarship because it is felt that the fam-
ily can afford some support.
Eighteen-year-old Ashley, who has a
3.64 average, is applying to the University
of Evansville in Indiana because of its top
science program. She would like to major
in psychology, engineering and dance.
Sixteen-year-old Kendero has a 3.14
average and wants to attend the College of

The Bahamas to specialize in tourism and
hospitality. He explained that with satis-
factory results in the BGCSE examina-
tions which will take place on May 29th,
he might be able to obtain government's
support for the balance of the scholarship.
Molina, who is 16, is going to the Col-
lege of the Bahamas in September to study
The three students are planning to take
BGCSE exams in five to seven subjects.
They will have to maintain an average
above 2.5 throughout their college years
to keep their Pathfinders scholarship.
Environmental Health
Speaks to Students
By Samantha V. Evans
In an effort to educate students about
the importance of keeping their environ-
ment clean during Coastal Awareness
Month, Mr. Simon Bodie and his team
from the Department of Environmental
Health spent two days at Central Abaco
Primary School speaking to the Kinder-
garten/Grade One and Grades Four and
Five students. The theme for the talk was

Kick the Habit: Keeping Your Environ-
ment Clean. The talk focused on educating
the students about various types of rodents
and insects including rats, mosquitoes,
flies and roaches, which are all disease
carrying. Mr. Bodie told the students that
rats carry many diseases, and they must
know that if one of their neighbors has
a rat in their home or yard, then it will
not be long before they have a rat in their
home as well.
He explained that it is important that
they are aware that roaches are diseased
as well. Flies carry diseases on their legs
so they must not eat any food that a fly has
been on. Additionally, he stated that only
the female mosquito drinks the blood of
victims while the males eat fruits and veg-
etables. They also learned about the four
cycles of a mosquito.
The other team members from Envi-
ronmental Health were Rhonda Saunders,
Andrea McIntosh, Norma Seymour and
Thomazena Stuart. Mr. Bodie was the
coordinator of the Kick the Habit Cam-

Mr. Simon Bodie led a team of officers from the Department of Environmenal Health to
teach students of Central Abaco Primary about protecting their environment. He stressed
the importance of cleanliness and the dangers of rodents and insects.

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The Abaconian Section B Page 13

South Abaco News

Casuarina Point
residents are very upset
By Jennifer Hudson
Residents of the attractive little settle-
ment of Casuarina Point in South Abaco
are very angry about the destruction to
certain areas of the settlement laid bare
by work carried out recently by the Ba-
hamas Electricity Corporation. "My phone
has been ringing off the hook ever since,"
stated local government council member
Rex Albury.
It is a known fact that trees growing too
close to power lines are very dangerous.
Limbs touching the lines can cause system
loss at any time, and during hurricanes the
trees pose the additional hazard of fall-
ing onto the lines and cutting off the power
supply possibly for a considerable amount
of time. In order to avoid this, the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation carries out preven-
tive maintenance by trimming trees away
from lines which are considered likely to
cause problems. Casuarina trees are noted
for being especially dangerous in a hurri-
cane as their tree roots are very shallow.
So the fact that trees were cut was not the
issue at Casuarina Point, it was the reck-
less way in which it was done.
About two weeks ago a BEC crew ar-
rived and began chopping down trees
which were growing too close to the wires
but found that some of the trees in ques-
tion were far too large to be cut down by
hand. So the following day a bulldozer
was hired by the corporation to dig up the
larger trees by the roots. Two days later
when the bulldozer left, huge tracts of
land lay strewn with uprooted trees and
shrubs. This is when the phone calls began

and letters began appearing in the national
newspapers. Huge root systems were lying
beside the road upturned in piles of dry-
ing branches, scrub and churned-up earth.
Some of this happened right in front of the
cottage of some second homeowners who
lost their boundary marker and some na-
tive bushes protecting their property line
in the uprooting process. Areas were left
in a total mess.
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation
was asked to clean up this mess and a com-
pany was contracted to assist. A tractor
spent two days clearing away some of the
debris and smoothing over the churned up
land making it look tidier. But there is still
a lot that needs to be done and people are
still waiting for the clean up to be com-
pleted. Not only does it look frightful, but
the drying limbs and roots are now a seri-
ous fire hazard. The debris is very close
to homes and is also lying around the base
of many electricity poles. It needs to be
moved quickly. Otherwise, trying to solve
one problem could just lead to causing an-
The valiant volunteers of the Casuarina
Fire Department spent weeks recently bat-
tling fires day and night in the Casuarina/
Bahama Palm Shores area, some of which
came dangerously close to homes in Ca-
suarina Point. They cannot be happy at
seeing this dangerous new situation. Peo-
ple appreciate the work that BEC does in
trying to make sure that the power stays
on as long as possible in a hurricane and
therefore accept the tree trimming process
if it is done in an appropriate manner. But
caution needs to be exercised in the way in
which it is carried out. When the mess is,
hopefully, cleaned up and the angry resi-

dents have simmered down, maybe they
will be able enjoy one of the benefits of
less casuarina trees in the area and less
sand flies!
Sandy Point boy does well
Sandy Point student made semi-finals in
the Bahamas Primary School Student of the
Year competition.
Virgil Bain, a 10-year-old student of
James A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy
Point, was one of the semi-finalists in the
Bahamas Primary School Student of the
Year Competition. Virgil, a hard-working
sixth grader who will graduate this month

and will begin his secondary education in
September, maintained a high grade point
average throughout his primary school
years. He recently sat the grade level as-
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expecting high marks in these exams. He
is a dedicated young man and is involved
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Fellowship Department and the Spanish
Club. He recently began learning to plan
music. Among his favourite subjects are
spelling and Spanish. He enjoys watching
wrestling and aspires to be an engineer.

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Bethel Family Reunion
By Jennifer Hudson
June 9, 2008, marked 100 years since
the birth of Granville Bethel in Cherokee
Sound, and on May 2 members of the Beth-
el family held a reunion in memory of their
patriarch. The occasion was held at Pond
Bay on Pelican Shores and was attended by
more than 50 family members representing
five generations.
Coordinator of the event, Patrick Bethel,
eldest son of Granville, stated that the pur-
pose of the gathering "was to share with
family the kind of person that their forefa-
ther was." Granville Bethel's six sons were
all present, two having traveled from their
homes in the United States for the occasion,
and they shared their memories of their fa-
ther with the group. They described him as

"a hardworking, versatile, family man and
Christian whose versatility led to many ac-
complishments. Although he died young at
the age of 57 years, his accomplishments in-
cluded carpenter, fisherman, sailor between
Nassau and Florida, crawfish inspector for
North Abaco, shopkeeper and local preach-
er. He will probably be remembered by the
good folk of Crossing Rocks as the person
who served them as mail boat operator for
more than 20 years," they reminisced.
"The event was very successful with lots
of food, sharing of old photos and stories
of our patriarch," stated Mr. Bethel. "It
was good to have all six sons present in-
cluding those from the United States along
with most of their families and the young-
est descendent of Granville Bethel, great-
great-grandson, Tyler Spicer."

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Dell Foxtons Show at
Conch Pearl Gallery
By Mirella Santillo
Art can take many forms with the use
of many media, some more unconvention-
al than others. In these times of recycling
awareness and turning "green" for as many
endeavors as possible, it is no surprise than
Mrs. Dell Foxton's art captured the atten-
tion of the crowd who attended her first art
show on Abaco.
The event was hosted at the Conch Pearl
Gallery in the evening of June 2nd with live
classical music played by Ms. Garnell Stu-
art on the keyboard. A small, very efferves-
cent blond lady, the artist herself, greeted
people as they arrived.
On the walls were an assortment of large
compositions made on recycled paper, all
of them abstracts bearing titles such as Cu-

riosity, In Orbit, Turquoise Reflections or
Wispy Grass. They had all been composed
on paper made from shredded office notices,
bills, old yellow pages and pulp made from
plants to which shells, driftwood, glass or
plant impressions had been added.
The artist, who resides on Grand Baha-
ma, was inspired to create her new media
because of the need for recycling since there
was no garbage collection and limited space
to store refuse before taking it to the dump
quite a distance away. Out of necessity art
work was born. The evening wore on with
many guests interested in various pieces.
There were gourmet cheese and crack-
ers and wines from Tupps Fine Wine and
Spirits, served to the guests by owner, Mrs.
Brenda Claridge.
The artist held a workshop the following
day at Friends of the Environment to dem-

onstrate her
through a
Power Point
and samples

paper andpulp
already made.
The pulp is
obtained by
soaking the Dell Foxton
paper or plant
leaves. The leaves of palms, sea grapes, ba-
nanas or papyrus leaves can be used. The final
paper sheet is made by scooping the pulp with
a screen and reversing it onto a hard surface
to dry. There, too, Mrs. Dell Foxton capti-
vated her audience that consisting of young
students, teachers and other artists interested
in experimenting with a new media.
So popular was her technique that she

was invited by Friends of the Environment
to come back to Abaco to conduct a more
detailed workshop during the summer.
The Grand Bahama Bodybuilding and
Fitness Competition was held on June 7 in
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Competitors from
four islands, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Long
Island and New Providence, competed in
various weight and height classes.
Veteran bodybuilder Arthur Elden be-
gan his 48th year in competition. He won
the Masters division and placed fourth in the
Open Heavyweight division. Arthur's next
competition will be the Bahamas national
Championship on July 5 in New Providence
and the Southern States in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida on July 12.
Any bodybuilders on Abaco who would
like to compete in future shows can contact
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Mrs. Dell Foxton demonstrated how she makes paper from shredded paper or plant
leaves. The group at Friends of the Environment was fascinated with the simple process
and hopes that she returns in the summerfor father instruction.




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Sales, Rentals and Property Management
Member B.R.E.A.
G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Telephone 1-561-283-3781 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com

New! Stunning 4 bedroom 5 bath newly built, furnished, waterfront home
high on the Bluff with panoramic views of the Sea of Abaco; Bluff Harbour
and neighboring cays. Swimming pool. Hot tub/spa. Gourmet kitchen. Pool
table. Office. Tiki Bar. Large decks. Private dock. Central A/C. Two acres.
5,000 sq. ft. interior. 500 ft of waterfront. $4.4 million plus 7% to close. By
appointment only.
New!1/4 acre lot just 300 ft. from Gillam Bay Beach. Purchaser must be
prepared to build immediately at his cost. Approved house plan provided by
seller. House will offer outstanding views of the Sea of Abaco; Gilliam Bay and
Pelican Cay. $400,000.00 plus 2% buyer's legal fees.
New! 19,171 sq.ft. lot within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach. Located
in high end quiet neighborhood with close access to resorts and a public dock.
B$275,000.00 with all closing costs in.
New! Three bedrooms two bath house with swimming pool thirty feet above
and overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Newly built and never been occupied. Tile
floors throughout. Central A/C. W/D. Landscaped. $1,560,000.00 with all
closing costs included.
New! One half acre lot near the Green Turtle Club and a public dock. Of-
fers possible view of White Sound from as yet unbuilt house. Parcel priced at
$170,000.00 firm with all closing costs in.
Three acre Bahamian estate with furnished three bedroom house plus attached
owner's residence. Swimming pool. Observation tower. 300' on the Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Owner financing available. $2.5 million with all closing costs
Villa Pasha: 5 bedroom four bath stately two story house on the Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Meticulously kept. Many amenities. Excellent rental history.
B$2.545 million including all closing costs.
New! Beautiful lot located in protected bayside cove on the Sea of Abaco. 117'
of waterfront by 193' deep. Dock possible. $550,000.00 plus 7% to close.

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Secluded North End of Elbow Cay oceanfront Oceanfront lot I/2+ acre, suitable for main New custom home overlooking historic Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean front turn
villa 2/bed and 2/bath with incredible sunrises, and guest cottage, ad-jacent to private Hope Town Harbour, 2 bed/2 bath with key home on beautiful sandy beach, located
short distance to Hope Town settlement, and Dor-ros Cove community at south end of dock. Turn key and recent rental history, north of historic Hope Town settlement.
great rental potential. 1 6000 Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina Open decking, beautiful decor and excellent
690 00 rental history.

Little Orchard, Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom/2
bath house, perfect family home or excellent
rental potential. Located close to restaurants,
marina and beach 3600

5 single family homes overlooking the Sea Spectacular sunsets at this 3 Bed/3 Bath Hope Town harbour, beautiful home with
of Abaco all with private deeded dock slips, home on the Sea of Abaco in private Dor- large private dock, 4 Bed/4 Bath. Excellent
Excellent rental history, and just minutes to ros Cove community. Wrap around decks, rental potential. Offered at2,30
historic Hope Town or Tahiti Beach, starting incredible elevation and large private dock.
at 67000

Turnkey home on Sea of Abaco in private
Marnies Creek with 3 dock slips (60', 35',
and 25') 3 bed/3 bath and I bed/l bath
apartment. Newly upgraded kitchen
with all stainless appliances and granite
counters. Huge pool with 70 foot deck
ideal for entertaining and watching the
sunsets. Please call for an appointment
$3 /50,000

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Stunning 10,000 sq. ft. hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding cays. This 2,500
sq. ft. home includes 2 bedrooms, 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$995,000. Ref. ASI 0926

Waterfront property featuring a two
storey, furnished 3 bedroom main
house, 2 bedroom cottage, garage,
shared boat dock, lots of patios, and
a generator.
$2,999,000. Ref. AB114

Amazing 3.64 acre property featur-
ing three separate cottages totaling
3 bedrooms, a private dock, and
views over the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and Tilloo Cut.
$999,000. Ref. AS10889

Choose from two 3 bedroom, 2 bath
newly built cottages with varied in-
teriors. Enjoy great views of the At-
lantic and Hope Town's harbour.
Offered at $995,000 each
Ref. PS10637 & PS10638

Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
of 1,600 sq. ft. This two storey villa
is highlighted by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just one lot
away from the beach.
$799,000. Ref. PS10640

Collection of 2 bedroom condos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated development of-
fering a pool and private beach.
Starting at $595,000
Ref. AS10905

Brand new, two story home with 5
bedrooms and 3 baths in 4,000 sq.
ft. of well-appointed space. Set on
an 18,700 sq. ft. lot overlooking an
incredible beach.
$849,900. Ref. AS10905

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

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

Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees and vegeta-
tion. Enjoy views of the sea, ac-
cess to the Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
$798,000. Ref. PS10596

Elevated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment
below. Set on an acre of land with
gorgeous sea views. A community
dock is just steps away.
$1,295,000. Ref. PS10649

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

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

Offered with brand new tasteful fur-
nishings, this 4 bedroom boater's
haven features 10 ft. ceilings, a
large covered patio, dock pier, and
a relaxing ambience.
$1,300,000. Ref. AS11006

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

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Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier,
brand new tasteful decor, a large
modern kitchen, and a spacious
covered back porch.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS10917

Located in the quiet community of
North End, this 18,000 sq. ft. site is
perfect for an island getaway villa or
vacation rental home. Nearby the
beach and community dock.
$220,000. Ref. PS10641

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

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath water-
front home currently under con-
struction. Completed by a 2 car
garage, pilings to 55 ft., and ap-
proved dockage and lay-a-long.
$990,000. Ref. AS10947

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

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Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft. beachfront
lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage, endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
S395,000. Ref. PS10618

Moderately sloping sea view lot
comprising 34,922 sq. ft. with easy
access to the beach and the Abaco
Club, and all utilities. Ideal setting
for your dream home.
$395,000. Ref. AS10872

16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
and private island community just
minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
a large community dock. Electricity
to be completed soon.
8150,000. Ref. PS10630



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More People in the News

Health Administrator for will be responsible for the administration in this way, into the schools where health programmes
he A a District Arrives of health services throughout the mainland it will reduce will be set up. Various health association
the Abaco Ditric Arrives and cays and, in collaboration with the head the costs meetings with speakers such as the Diabet-
By Jennifer Hudson doctor, nursing supervisor and dentist, will of health ics Association will be a regular feature.
Mrs. Sherinette Bodie-Norville-Smith provide leadership for a cadre of health care and Mrs. Smith describesherselfas peoplee
arrived on Abaco on May 25 and the fol- professionals, overseeing the development emergency person" and she is a firm believer in good
lowing day took up her post at the Marsh of public health programmes to meet the flights. The customer service. "Service needs to be
Harbour Government Clinic where she will needs of the district. Other responsibilities clinic alone friendly, proficient, sympathetic, kind and
be stationed as Community Health Admin- will include financial management, human cannot do it; sensitive especially to Senior Citizens," she
istrator for the Abaco District. Mrs. Smith resource management (except medical and we need to Smith emphasized. "I look upon the whole staff as
holds the position of Senior Assistant Hos- nursing personnel), procurement of goods encourage the Ms. / Smi a team, all of whom have an important role
pital Administrator and was, before coming and services and management of facilities as community to help," stressed Mrs. Smith. to play in the smooth running of the clin-
to Abaco, Administrative Officer for the well as community outreach programmes. Another mandate for the new health ics whether doctors and administrators or
New Providence District. She has been in This the first Family Island posting for administrator is to reduce the amount of cleaners and handymen. We have set up a
public service for 18 years. On Abaco she Mrs. Smith who stated, "I am very excited emergency flights. "This can be done in new system for Senior Citizens and babies
to be here and delighted a number of ways," she explained. "The to be seen first since their tolerance levels
Conch shells from recycled glass to be able to offer my monitoring of certain patients and making are different and a new tradition of begin-
,/&vi j '! services to the people sure that they take their medications as pre- ning each day at the clinic with a time of
SI ii of Abaco. Since there scribed on time and teaching people to take worship has begun. "This short service will
IT will be a little less work better care of themselves will reduce the help bind people together, raise their spirits
h i ere compared to New need for emergency flights as the people and help the body rejuvenate," stated Mrs.
Providence due to a will not get to the stage of requiring such." Smith, who loves serving people.
Smaller number and Visits will be made to the old folk's home
size of clinics, I am and the doctor and dentists will regularly go
excited that I will have
more time to work in
the community," she Mermaid Reef Villas
added. She and her team
of health professionals
are already scheduling
a Health Fair for some
time in June at which it -
is planned to have blood
Recycling can take many forms, not just re-using the original pressure, glucose and
item. Beer bottles are usually re-used by the brewery in Nas- BMI (body mass index)
sau. In some parts of the world recycled plastic is used to monitoring, foot care, F r --i i
make playground equipment and garden furniture, a'p c u'l oral screenings and pa-
very strong and durable. But who would have thought of mak- tient consultations with On quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour
ing objects d'art from beer bottles? Appu, crly a glass blower a doctor. "Our aim is to
from Virginia saw the potential and produced these two beau teach people how to take Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool
tiful glass conch shells out of one case of Kalik beer bottles. care of themselves be- 2B/2B furnished- Beside Mermaid Reef
He had enough material to make two decorative transparent fore they become sick. W eek, Month, Year call 242-367-0518 or 577-0451
glass tiles. Start saving your bottles! If we empower people

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Perry Thomas
Triplex, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town
floor and 2 Two-bedroom one- air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. 2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
bath apartments on the bottom Landscaped with beautiful trees Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and
floor, property is 90 x 100 and lawn. Rented. REDUCED I two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
Appraised at $ 440,000 This $185,000. Can be sold separately
month sales price $434,600 or with above property. Duplex, 2 I-bed, I-bath apts. off Forest Drive in
Dundas Town
Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house Duplex for sale off Forest Drive Building sits on lot 131 x 90
with 2 bed and I bath. Sold 6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
together. Priced at $307,400 ro., ea- r at $242,356. 4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
This is priced to sell at $190,000 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
net. 5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together
a restaurant that is ready to go Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco. $253,171
with all the necessary equipment Residential only Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
needed to operate this lovely Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross Hillside lot in Yellow Wood with view of Winding Bay Beach
building, has sea views, is on Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross and ocean view, lot size 120 x 90. Gross price $145,000
100'xl20' lot. Priced $424,000. Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees. Lot #15 8,61UNDER CONTRACT Iss Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross Lot #63 H in Murphy Town, lot size 74 x 75 Price $18,000
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross gross
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio,
covered entryway with huge For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Duplex Murphy Town 2 story, 2 bedroom I bath up and down.
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced $160,000 net
situated on 1/4 acre of property individually. Lot #I1 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
in master bath. Appraised at Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
$600,000 REDUCED $402,800 will go fast. Call today.
Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures contain- Triplex 3 I bed/l bath in Murphy Town Three unit townhouse that each unit is 1500 sq ft and
ing four one-bedroom, one fully furnished. Located behind
ing four one-bedroom, one Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mileully furnished. Located behind
bathroom apartment units that northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net John Bull in Marsh Harbour.
are fully furnished with central Great rental income. Sale price
air conditioning. Sits on 15,000 Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow- $650,000 net.
sq. ft. Landscaped. All units woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
are rented. REDUCED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
business. Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
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Preparing for Regatta Time In Abaco 2008

By Jennifer Hudson
Regatta Time In Abaco committee mem-
bers gathered at a luncheon meeting at
Curly Tails restaurant on May 29 to hear a
presentation by two members who recently
returned from a fact finding mission to
Antigua and also to discuss plans for the
upcoming regatta.
Ruth Saunders, Regatta Coordinator and
Wynsome Ferguson, Events Coordinator
and Ministry of Tourism Representative,
spent five days at the Stanford Antigua
Sailing Regatta held from April 27 to May
3. "We were looking for new ideas to bring
back to inject new life into Regatta Time
In Abaco so that people will not become
bored with the same thing year after year,"
they stated. The Stanford Antigua Sailing
Regatta, which is the signature event of the
entire year for Antigua, is considered to be

Regatta Time in Abaco committee mem-
bers Ruth Saunders and Wynsome Fergu-
son traveled to Antigua to see how other
islands manage their regattas. They came
back very enthusiastic with lots of ideas.

one of the top five sailing regattas in the
world. The goal of Mrs. Saunders and Ms.
Ferguson is to incorporate much of what
they experienced there into Regatta Time
In Abaco and thus take it to new heights.
"The Antigua Regatta is a far more up-
scale event than we have here and caters to
sailors from all over the world especially
from Europe and ends with a very upscale
formal dinner for the awards presenta-
tions," commented Mrs. Saunders. "The
venue differs from that of Abaco in that
we have reefs here and are able to hold the
races in a triangle but there they have only
ocean so have to race from one harbour
around the island to another. The same
types of boat are used in the Antigua Re-
gatta only they are much bigger. There are
no less than 16 people to a boat and it is
very competitive. All of the boats are num-
bered with very large numerals which can
easily be seen from afar. This year they
were down in the number of boaters due to
the economic situation in the United States
and the cost of fuel.
"All of the events were open to the gen-
eral public and the Regatta Village was
open until all hours for fun and festivity.
Very lively street parties encompassed Ca-
ribbean bands, live concerts, all local foods
with numerous dishes and plenty of liquid
Many new ideas were noted by the two
RTIA representatives and brought back to
Abaco such as the taking and displaying
official photographs, poster boards for
the display of all race results and any
disputes, lanyards for wearing around
the neck with the race schedules on and
DVD's with aerial views for the skippers
to take back which would be a good pro-
motional tool.

"Our experience at the very well orga-
nized Antigua Regatta has encouraged us to
find ways to upgrade the Regatta here," en-
thused Mrs. Saunders and Ms. Ferguson.

Treasure Cay
residents funded the
purchase of a 3,000-
gallon tanker to aug-
ment their emergency ...
response vehicles. .a
Sufficient water is
always a problem _
when confronting a
structural fire, and
this will augment the
smaller capacity in
the fire engine.
Arriving on April
28, this $86,000
tanker is based on a
rebuilt diesel pow- The Treasure Ci
ered Volvo trailer- acquired a tank
tractor head with a of water availab
huge water tank re- fires. Show here
placing the original Mr. Bradley Rec
fifth wheel. Showing sure Cay Fire Ch
799,000 miles on the
speedometer and with a new engine, this
immaculate rig was outfitted with a pump
and other fittings to facilitate its use as a
fire tank-wagon.
Facilitating the truck's arrival were'
* Tropical Shipping that donated the fr-
* Trinity Customs Brokerage that faci-

The meeting continued with plans being
discussed for all aspects of the upcoming
Regatta Time in Abaco scheduled for July


ay Volunteer Fire and Rescue has iccuih
truck that will greatly increase the amount
le that is particularly critical in structural
is Mr. John Bether of Tropical Shipping,
*kley of Trinity Customs Brokers and Trea-
lief, Colin Albury.
lited the documents and clearing
The yacht Adriyne that donated $50,000
for the purchase
North Abaco's representative, Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham, who ar-
ranged for the import duties and taxes to
be waived.

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June 15, 2008

Girl Scouts held year-end ceremony

By Mirella Santillo
The Girl Scouts celebrated their end of
year program with a celebration which took
place at St John's Anglican Church in the
morning of May 24th. The event marked
the First District Gathering and the first
Joint Promise ceremony.
The gathering included approximately
50 girls from Central and North Abaco, in-
cluding the Sunflower Units (5-6 year olds)
from the primary schools of Fox Town and
Cooper's Town and from St John's Angli-
can Church; the Brownie Packs (7-10 year
olds) from the primary schools of Central
Abaco, Fox Town, Cooper's Town and
St John's Anglican Church; the Guides

Companies (10-14 year olds) from Abaco
Central High School, Cooper's Town Pri-
mary School, Fox Town Primary School
and St John's Anglican Church; and the
Ranger Unit (14-18) from Abaco Central
High School. It came to no surprise that
they filled the hall together with parents
and family who had accompanied them. It
made for a colorful display as the little Sun-
flowers wore yellow outfits, the Brownies
wore brown, the Guides were dressed in
white and the Rangers in green.
Mrs. Michelle Bailey, a past Brownie
herself, has been a Girl Scout leader for 24
years, six of these on Abaco. Leader of the
Guides and the Rangers for Abaco Central

and St John's Anglican Church, she mod-
erated the ceremony.
The Sunflower Girls were the first to
make their promise: Ipromise to love God
and help others. They were followed by
the Brownies, then the Guides and the
Rangers. The promises became longer and
more involved as the girls gained age.
The Scouts' mission and commitment
were reiterated as well as the recreational

side of the organization which is to pro-
mote friendship and to have fun with ad-
ventures and challenges.
The ceremony was a happy one and the
Scouts sang songs until light refreshments
were served. Besides Mrs. Michelle Bai-
ley, other leaders for Central Abaco were
Ms. Chervon Mackey, Mrs. Raquel Cox,
Mrs. Sindy Lowe-Charles and Ms. Maggie

Girls Scouts from all over Abaco gathered at the Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour on
May 24 for the first District Gathering. Each group made its commitment in a Promise
ceremony under the direction of Mrs. Michelle Bailey.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian

Sports News

Cyclists, get ready
By Mirella Santillo
Mrs. Sylvia Russell with the New Provi-
dence Cycling Association has announced a
bicycle racing event to take place in Marsh
Harbour on the morning of June 28th. The
participants are invited to meet at 8 a.m. in
the Camp Abaco Road area to register.
It is a flexible race with categories for
all types of cyclists from the novice to the
well seasoned. Younger people will be able
to participate in the Junior category. There
will be an Open Men, an Open Women and
an Elite category.
One lap will start at the Camp Abaco
Road towards Spring City with a turn
around, then to the airport round-about
and back to the start line, a six-mile route.
Novices could race two laps or a distance
of 12 miles. The trained cyclists will have
a choice of three laps (18 miles) or compete
against the Elite in a six-lap route (thirty-
six miles).
People from New Providence and Grand
Bahama are expected to participate in the
event. There will be a $20 registration fee.
Mark your calendar for June 28th.
Darts: three Abaconians
chosen to go to Trinidad
By Mirella Santillo
Since the Gold Cup Competition in darts
that took place on Abaco in February, the
local darts league went to Nassau to con-
test the Masters, a competition aimed at
determining who will be part of the Na-
tional Team. The event took place on April
14th, 2008, and three people from Abaco
qualified. They were Ms. Angela Russell,
Mrs. Faith Sawyer, President of the Aba-

co league, and Mr. Lloyd Deveaux. The
three will go to Trinidad on July 23rd to
August 9th as part of the National team to
contest the Caribbean Cup. They will be
accompanied by their coach and captain,
Mr. Kevin Higgs, and by the Bahamas As-
sociation President, Mr. Malcolm Spicer.
The Bahamas will face the special chal-
lenge of maintaining its title of Caribbean
Altogether nine men and five women
will represent The Bahamas in Trinidad.
Canada is not allowed to compete in the
Caribbean Cup and only one US state will
participate: Florida.
The Caribbean Cup will be followed by
the American Cup which Canada and the
US will enter.
Karate Student received
Black Belt Certificate
By Mirella Santillo
On November 27th 18-year-old Ag-
atha Curry, who had just graduated from
high school, became a first Dan Black Belt
Karate Master. She was tested by Master
Herby Thompson, who came from Florida
to hold the examination. However, it was
not until May 7th that she proudly received
her certificate from the hands of her Sen-
sei Churton Toote. Ms. Curry has been a
karate student for the last six and a half
years, studying the Nisei Goju Ryu style
of self defense.
A Karate competition will be held on
July 19th at the New Vision Ministries
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mark your cal-
Abaco Co-Ed Softball

Team Prepares
for Tournament
By Samantha V. Evans
Inspector Edric Poitier and Mr. Kevin
Ellis are the coaches of the Abaco Slug-
gers softball league. The Abaco Sluggers
was started a year ago and has played in
Nassau, Freeport, and Eleuthera where
they placed 3rd, 2nd, and 1st respectively.
The team is now practicing for a co-ed
tournament that will be held June 27-29
at the Murphy Town Park. The sluggers
will play against other teams from Abaco
as well as teams coming in from Nassau,
Freeport, and Eleuthera. Each team will
have 15 players. Coach Ellis stated that

the women who come out to practice are
very committed and he encourages other
women who can play softball and those
who want to learn the sport to come out to
the field Monday through Thursday eve-
ning for practice. It is their intention after
this tournament to start a ladies league so
they will need at least twenty-one women
to do so. Any ladies who are interested can
contact the coaches at the Marsh Harbour
Police Station. The team is also looking for
a sponsor for their uniforms as well as a
team sponsor.

Please see Sports Page 23

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at Long Bay School. It was a qualifying competition to see who would be going into
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be done when we partner together and work as ONE for the community. I
have worked hard over this last term on Local Government and have put
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I ask that you re-elect me and I will continue to serve all of you to the best
of my ability.

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More Sports News

Sports From Page 22

Long Bay School
hosted a swim meet
By Mirella Santillo
Even though it was a holiday weekend
on May 12, many gathered at the Long Bay
School pool to watch their children partici-
pate in the Swift Swimming A Time Trial.
Mr. Andy Knowles, head of Swift Swim-
ming Bahamas, came from Nassau for the
event with his wife Nancy. Local coaches
included Mrs. Brenda Sawyer and Mr.
Laurence Higgs from Central Abaco and
Ms. Jordi Yarborough from Hope Town.
Many parents and swimming afficionados
came to time, judge the races, help with
the bake sale or just watch their children
Although the weather was nice, it was

Two Abaco swimmers competed in the Ft
Aquatic Swim Meet on June 1. Joshua Wo,
Christina Pyfrom who both did very well, br
home trophies and medals.

extremely windy and twice the tent was
blown down that protected the staring
blocks, the stroke judges and the timers.
Two teams participated for Swift Swim
Abaco, a team from Marsh Harbour with
13 participants and a team from Hope
Town with 11 children who came with Ms.
The swimmers arrived early at the pool
to warm up and by 9:30 a.m. they were all
ready to enter one or more of the 15 events
that made up the trials to qualify for the na-
tional event. The youngest participant was
six-year-old Brady Pinder, who entered
a 25-yard race. The oldest swimmer was
coach Laurence Higgs, who swam 50-yard
and 100-yard races.
The shortest distance was 25 yards, the
longest one 200 yards. Many styles were
represented including breast stroke, back
stroke, free style, butterfly and individual
Under the bake tent volunteers
were selling cookies, candy bars,
brownies and, closer to lunch
time, hamburgers and hot dogs
were on the menu.
At the end of the event, four
swimmers qualified to go to Nas-
sau for the National Swimming
Competition to be held on June
26th: Christina Pyfrom, Joshua
Wong, Miller Albury and Ashton
In the interim three of them
went to Freeport on June 1st to
participate in the Freeport Aquatic
report Swim Meet. They were Christina
ig and Pyfrom, Joshua Wong and Miller
ringing Albury. All three did extremely
well, qualifying to enter one race

or more in the national competition. Chris-
tina Pyfrom was awarded five medals and
one high point trophy, Joshua Wong came
back with four medals and one high point
trophy and Miller Albury earned two med-
als, coming first in the 50m back stroke
and second in the 50m free style. In addi-
tion to this success, Christina and Miller
are planning to go back to Freeport again
on the week-end of June 8th for the YMCA
Swimming Competition, their last chance
to qualify for more races in the National

Surfing Season Ended
By Mirella Santillo
The Bahamas Amateur Surfing Associa-
tion ended the surfing season by holding an
overall Award Ceremony that took place
at Jarred Taylor Park in Hope Town on
April 17. The season started in November
with the last of five contests taking place
on April 6th.
Surfing in The Bahamas is practiced only
in three places, two of which are on Elbow
Please see Sports Page 24

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The Abaconian Section B Page 23

Page 24 Section B The Abaconian

More Sports News

Sport From Page 23
Cay and the third on Great Guana Cay. Al-
though not well publicized, that sport has
been practiced on Abaco since the mid-
1980s and regular contests are held.
On April 17th the winners of three dif-
ferent categories were awarded trophies
for Final Standing and Final Contest 2007-
08. They were Mini-Grom age 7-12, Junior
Mens 12 to 17 and Open-Mens over 17.
In the Final Standing Open-Mens, the
winners were Tim Albury first, Jeff Gale
second and Corey Engle third.
In the Junior Mens the winners were
Corey Engle first, Jack Albury second and
Joe Thompson third.
In the Mini-Grom category the first
place went to Dillon Thompson, second

place to Tyler Albury and third place to
Ashton Kemp.
In the Final Contest, Open-Mens first
place went to Andrew Wilhoyte, second
place to Charles Gates and the third to Jack
In the Junior-Mens and the Mini-Grom
the winners were the same as in the Final
The contests were judged by Tim Al-
bury, Chris Chapman, Jeff Gale, Chris
Thompson and Association's President,
Scott Patterson.
Approximately 20 youngsters are pres-
ently enrolled in the surfing association.
But because of the young age of the par-
ticipants, international contests have not
been organized. What is taking place now
is mostly training, explained Mr. Tim Al-
bury. He mentioned that although the sea-

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April 17. The best surf is during the winter when the ocean is in storm mode.





son has ended, there will be other contests
during the summer. Traveling surfers are
invited to participate in the contests.
More on BASA is available on the
website maintained by Mr. Neil Aberle at
< www.surfbahamas.net >
Junior sailing programs
By Julian Lockhart
The Homer Lowe Regatta saw a much
needed influx of youth this year as twice
as many juniors competed as in years past,
giving hope to a bright future for Optimist
and Sunfish sailing in The Bahamas.
With an already strong program flour-
ishing in Hope Town under the guidance
of Matt McCoy, programs have kicked off
in Man-O-War and Guana Cay and juniors
from those cays also competed.
There is a minimal fee of $50 for reg-
istration, which gives the students five
months of weekend classes in the Optimist
Mr. McCoy "I am surprised how many
kids have taken to the sport. It is really
good, and we have had a great turnout. We
have about 20 kids in Hope Town, a group
coming up on Man-O-War and about 10 or
so on Guana. The opti-class on Abaco will
be growing and next year at the Homer
Lowe just from Abaco we will have about
15 boats, not to mention the 10 or so from
Nassau. I think the junior sailing program
is really going to grow and it is fantastic.
The biggest thing is parental support that
makes their kids show up for class and
keeps their kids interested. Parents have
to be involved because the fund raising is
fine," he added.
The Bahamas won a bronze medal at
the Olympics in 1956 in the Sunfish class
and then eight years later Sir Durward

Knowles and Cecil Cooke came back to
win a gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.
However, The Bahamas has done noth-
ing else at the Olympic level since then,
though there have been competitors into
the 1980s. In 2009 the Bahamas will be
hosting the Sunfish World Championships
and Mr. McCoy is hoping this will be the
launching pad for Bahamians to get back to
dominating on the international level.
National Junior Development Officer
Shane Deppe said it was good to see all the
juniors out and see the program expand-
ing and how all the kids did well. He said
the world championship is a huge event be-
cause the Bahamas has 11 spots. Mr. Deppe
said the Bahamas can get back to the level
where Sunfish sailing was in The Bahamas
back in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and it can
only get better with more junior programs
and getting the children involved.
The juniors start off in the Opti-class,
then graduate to the bigger and much
tougher Sunfish class, which is the class
that they can compete internationally and
Mr. McCoy said, "The idea is to have
these kids grow and compete for The Ba-
hamas one day. We are working on get-
ting some Sunfish for the juniors. We
have probably three kids who are ready to
move into it. I know on Guana they are
getting some Sunfish. In Nassau they have
five juniors in Sunfish and we want to get
some of our kids in that. There are a lot of
events, there are three events in The Ba-
hamas just for Sunfish and in 2009 we are
hosting the Sunfish Worlds in Nassau. So
it would be great to have some juniors do
Please see Sports Page 30




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Obituaries of Family and Friends

The funeral service for Owen Arthur
Clarke-Mcnair, 41, of Murphy Town was
held in Nassau on June 7. Interment was
also in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Sherita
Clarke-McNair; sons Donovaughn, Fritz,
Jamal and Rajeev; daughter Ordel; grand-
daughter Donnika; mother Louise Mc-
Nairs; daughter-in-law Shannie Seymour;
sisters Latasha Harig and Nicole McNair;
brothers Leroy, Michael, Samuel and Kev-
in; father-in-law Pastor Frederick Arnett;
sisters-in-law Karen Clarke, Krystal Sair,
Joy Moss, Susan McNair and Kimberly
Arnett; brothers-in-law Terry Harig, Franz
Arnett and Christopher Turnquest; neph-
ews Terry Jr., Myles and Tyler Harig,
Samuel Clarke Jr., Kevin Jr., Kemerinn
and Kristenn McNair, Justin Arnett, Barry
Burrows, Marlon Johnson, Devaughn Sair,
Christopher Jr., Nivorii and D'Llontez
Turnquest; nieces Latoya Clarke, Michele
and Michale Makaylani Clarke, Sheedah
Clarke, Alexis Pratt, Shanteena Burrows,
Destiny Nixon and Raven Arnett; aunts
Muriel Williams, Cora, Ditta McNair,
Lucile Cooper, Thelma Knox; and many
other relatives and friends.

Anthea Merle Russell of Hope Town
and lately of Nassau died at home in Nassau
on June 7. A funeral service will be held at
St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town
on June 16. Mr. Vernon Malone and Pas-
tor Larry Russell will officiate. Interment
will follow in the Mid-Town Cemetery,
Hope Town.
Mrs. Russell was pre-deceased by her
husband, George Russell; her mother,
Merlee Kemp; her father, Victor Kemp;
a stepson, David Russell; a brother, Pat
Malone; and a sister, Nellie Goffe. She is
survived by her son, Jack Russell; daugh-
ters, Betty Roberts, Victoria Sweeting and
Pamela Nutt, step-son, Basil Russell (and
his wife Juanita); grandsons, Stewart Rob-
erts (and his fiance Kelly Lippert), Bran-
don Sweeting, Clint Russell, Jesse Nutt,
AI Russell, Ritchie Russell and Brian Rus-
sell; granddaughters, Misty Russell, Brit-
tany Sweeting, Mya Nutt, Myrtle Pinder
and Tanya Mosko; sons-in-law, Stephen
Roberts, Gerald Sweeting and Ted Nutt;
daughter-in-law, Lana Russell; brother-in-
law, Terry Goffe; sister-in-law, Louise Al-
bury and many other relatives and friends
too numerous to mention.

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The Abaco Foundation
Plans for the Second Abaco Indepen- fessional life. Tickets for the ball will go
dence Ball are being finalised according on sale soon.
to Charles Carey, Executive Director of Last year's Lifetime Achievement
The Abaco Foundation. The foundation, Award was presented to Mrs. Vyrona Ar-
formed last year to promote culture, ex- cher, who was recognized for her contri-
pects to make a significant impact on cul- bution to religious, cultural and business
tural awareness and cultural development affairs on Abaco. Jamal McIntosh received
on Abaco. The Foundation has broadened the Youth Award in recognition of his out-
its mission to promote the development of standing academic achievements, commu-
education, culture, sports and youth on nity service and impeccable character. Mr.
Abaco. McIntosh, who holds a bachelors degree in
The Foundation is planning its second Music Education, is on the staff of Abaco
Independence Ball to be held at the Spin- Central High School.
naker Room, Treasure Cay Beach Resort, Mr. Marvin Russell announced that the
on July 10. The ball will be a classy and involvement of youth in the Foundation's
fun event, allowing residents to celebrate activities will continue to be a matter of
independence in a formal dining setting priority. He noted that the Culture Club
with appropriate entertainment. During Junkanoo group participated in the Minis-
the ball two Abaconians will be honoured. try of Tourism's summer programme last
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be year. He announced that the Foundation
presented to a senior citizen, nominated by will sponsor a one-week summer camp in
the public, who has made a significant con- July. This programme will be promoted in
tribution to the development of the island. conjunction with Wesley College and The
The Independence Youth Award will be Methodist Church. The camp will focus
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By Jim Todd
Recent letters to The Abaconian have
voiced a variety of concerns regarding
the negative impact of growth on Abaco.
Writers frequently lay the blame for per-
ceived ills on central government in Nas-
sau or big developers and developments
like Winding Bay and Baker's Bay. While
Abaco seems decidedly ill-prepared for
the growth it is experiencing, the solution
goes beyond blaming government and de-
velopers, unholy as their alliances appear.
Abaconians and long-term visitors like me
need to begin preparing for a more sus-
tainable future by first examining our own
attitudes, actions and behaviors. Whatever
needs to change, it needs to start with us.
To quote the close to your editorial ("Lo-
cal Government's Potential") in the May 1
edition, "Our local government is only as
good as we make it."
Echoing in part the remarks made by
Hubert Ingraham to the Abaco Chamber
of Commerce as reported in the May 15
Abaconian and the editorial in the same
edition, I propose four hallmarks of sound
development for Abaco. These are
* that projects should be consistent with re-
alistic longer range plans for the island and

its infrastructure
* that projects be environmentally sustain-
* that their design and scale be appropriate
for their surroundings
* that, when on Crown Land, they remain
open and accessible to all Bahamians
To test these hallmarks, consider their
opposite; projects that overwhelm the
island's fragile infrastructure, have a ma-
jor impact on the environment (intended
or unintended), are clearly out of kilter
with their surroundings and closed to the
people on whose land they are built. Ask
yourself, which of these descriptions best
describes the development boom currently
Bad development rushes into the vacu-
um created when local attitudes fragment
as people feel increasingly powerless to
impact the large processes shaping their
lives. This vacuum allows developers,
pro-development government officials and
their surrogates to operate essentially un-
checked using as palliative the idea that
mega-developments are a "win-win" situ-
ation which they likely are if you consider
only the developers and Nassau. Unfor-
tunately, what is left for Abaconians are

the consequences, mostly negative. In
the recent speech to the Abaco Chamber
of Commerce reported by The Bahamas
Journal ("PM Says No Stopping Develop-
ment in Abaco") Mr. Ingraham defended
government's giveaway of prime Crown
Land citing the reported 325 jobs created
for Bahamians to date at Winding Bay and
Baker's Bay (no mention of how many of
these have gone to Abaconians). This may
make for a fair trade if, in fact, Abaconian
farmers, carpenters, fishermen and service
workers on whose lands the projects are
being constructed are keen to abandon ac-
cess to them in exchange for lower wage,
unskilled jobs as parking attendants, secu-
rity guards, etc. Those I know are not.
This business of handing over prime
Crown Lands to developers in exchange
for a relative handful of jobs comforting
wealthy foreigners seems incredible. The
San Francisco Bay area, for example, has
hundreds of thousands unemployed but
any politician proposing to create jobs by
turning Golden Gate National Park or the
Marin Headlands into a private golf com-
munity would not only be summarily re-
called but likely arrested. What's the dif-
ference? Are the Bahamas more desperate?

Has the country run out of good jobs not
provided by large scale foreign develop-
ers? While developments on private land,
like Matt Lowes or Lynyard Cays, are an-
other matter, development on the peoples'
land should remain accessible to the people
and this shouldn't mean a closed gate with
a "Help Wanted" sign taped to the outside.
The Baker's Bay ad with the pristine Ad-
irondack chair on the pristine beach in the
pink glow of a pristine sunset? That's your
land but that chair is not for you. The gates
are, though. In fact, to entice buyers, the
developer will need to assure them that you
will be denied access to all but the mar-
gins of the property unless, of course, you
work there or pay north of $2 million for
a residence.
The question of whether current proj-
ects are consistent with long term plans for
the island and its infrastructure is moot. If
there's a plan for Abaco, either nobody can
find a copy or they have one but can't make
sense of it other than a scattershot of proj-
ects (a runway, a power plant) that barely
begin to address the island's current needs.

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June 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 27

An observant view of our future

Viewpoint From Page 26

Traffic congestion in Marsh Harbour is in-
creasing in direct proportion to the num-
ber of cars pouring onto the island. Roads
and parking are not. Electrical blackouts
are habitual. The dump is both a local and
national disgrace as are our dump-like road
verges. The chaotic airport facilities, in-
creasing crime in Marsh Harbour, etc. all
reflect the increasing strain development
is placing on our infrastructure and insti-
tutions. Until recently, I remained confi-
dent that somewhere in Nassau there was
a master blueprint for Abaco. How else
could mega- projects like Schooner Bay
and the $1.7 billion resort proposed for
South Abaco continue to be approved with
such alacrity? Whoever approved these in
a capable government talking about the im-
portance of sustainability surely must have
had some earthly clue where the power
and water would come from or where the
trash would go or how many cars would be
added or what additional strains would be
placed on airports, schools, seaports, pub-
lic safety and telecoms.
It turns out I was wrong. Again, Hu-
bert Ingraham from The Bahamas Journal,
speaking with admirable candor: "The
government continues to be challenged
with regard to institutional capacity as well
as to adequate human resources required
fully to implement and monitor environ-
ment-friendly policies across the spectrum
of ministries and departments.....". Trans-
lation: Frankly, we don't presently have
the know-how, the people or the money to
figure out if these things we're approving
are environmentally friendly or not.
Plans for Abaco should also clearly de-
marcate those parts off-limits to develop-
ment. Most weeks I am out in our back
country, the western and southern margins
of Great Abaco that stretch from Crown
Haven to Sandy Point and Hole-in the-
Wall, including matchless, wild areas such
as the Marls and Cross Harbour where the
solitude is usually complete. It is far re-
moved physically and conceptually from
the development boom on the cays and its
consequences. This is not by plan but a
function of rough terrain and limited ac-
cess which has led, for now, to a state of
benign neglect. A handful of resourceful
Abaconians still use this wilderness to earn
a living as fishermen and bonefish guides
while Moores Islanders regularly pass
through having crossed open seas in small
boats to collect supplies on Great Abaco.
I fear the day when Nassau, which views

the Marls as potential revenue (upscale
bonefish lodges!) rather than an ecosystem
needing protection, announces it has hand-
ed over Joe Downers Cay to a U.S. devel-
oper for transformation into the Bonefish
Bay Golf and Racquet Club or some other
similarly named theme park. Here is the
Prime Minister on this issue: "Nor are we
unconcerned in the face of some points of
view that some of our most pristine land
should not be developed period....The
transfer of large tracts of Crown Land for
resale for upscale residential development
primarily to foreign clientele has been pro-
tested for some time now." Sounds like we
better get used to it.
Another threat to the back country is
those Abaconians who dump trash, uproot
mangroves, net bonefish and bulldoze the
pine lands at its margins. Our develop-
ment boom can be considered sustainable
so long as you know where not to look;
those parts of the island that resemble an
active theater of war rather than the happy

precincts of Bahamaland. A drive along
S.C. Bootle Highway between Marsh Har-
bour and Treasure Cay provides a stark
reminder of the degree to which we have
failed to deal with the consequences of un-
checked, unplanned growth: hundreds of
rusted wrecks, swathes of bulldozed pine
lands, abundant roadside trash, and the
great smoldering trash heap of the dump
("landfill" is a complete misnomer for this
collection of burning rubbish, scavengers,
stray dogs, and sewage pits). While ill-
conceived policies and resource constraints
stemming from decisions made in Nassau
may contribute to these conditions, it re-
mains fundamentally a situation created by
Abaconians, our behaviors, and our atti-
tudes. In fact, given that backhoes are now
our most abundant shoreline wader, I pro-
pose we grant them status as our de-facto
national bird so that we can better appreci-
ate the hard work they are doing in elimi-
nating unsightly mangroves and scruffy
pine lands from our shorelines.

That being said it is surprising that Mr.
Ingraham in his remarks fails to note the
irony of talking about "$2.5 billion in in-
vestment" and "sustainability" in the same
sentence. We cannot have development,
small or large scale, at this level and sus-
tainability on this fragile little island. The
heart of the Abaco economy is those resi-
dents and visitors who are here precisely
because they have chosen to avoid the kinds
of places Abaco is becoming. The danger
facing government is that these people (and
the jobs related to them) fed up with traffic,
congestion, prices, crime, and blackouts,
could push off for other shores while the
developments needed to replace them fail
to materialize. Responsible development
will insure that this doesn't happen.
"The future is in our hands" is the
motto of The Friends of the Environment
but unfortunately most of the money slips

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Thank You, Dundas Town

On behalf of the Dundas Town Local Committee
2005-2008, we would like to thank the community of
Dundas Town for your support over the years. Dur-
ing our tenure we have worked diligently to improve
our community by listening to your concerns and sug-
gestions and executing projects that have enhanced
our community.
Some of our Town Committee's accomplishments
to date include:
* Planning and organizing the first annual Christmas
Tree Lighting
* Installation of a public bus shelter on Forest Drive
* Sponsoring the first annual Best Kept Yard
* Competition organized by the Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful Committee of the Ministry of Tourism

Augustine Williams Pastor Stephen Knowles
Chairman Deputy Chairman

* Completion of a playground at Brown's Bay Park
in Dundas Town
* Upgrades and installation of a picket fence on the
Dundas Town Public Cemetery
* Issuance of the first street cleaning contract for
Central Pines Subdivision
* Regular garbage pickup in Central Pines
* Installation of Christmas street lights in Dundas
Town & Central Pines
* Sponsoring of a student to attend an International
Youth Conference in Washington D.C.
* Sponsoring the local Junkanoo group to participate
in Junior Junkanoo in February this year
* Construction of a local heroes wall at Brown's
Bay Park
* Installation of park signs and graveyard signs
throughout the community

Glender Knowles Sonith Lockhart

* Completion of the bathroom at Brown's Bay Park
We would like to encourage each one of you to
continue to contribute to the building of our commu-
nity by voicing your concerns and suggestions. There
is a whole lot more that needs to be accomplished and
together we can all make a difference. We would like
to sincerely thank each one of you for your support
over the years. May God Bless you all.
The Dundas Town Township
Local Government Committee
Chairman: Augustine Williams
Co-Chair: Pastor Stephen Knowles
Members: Jimmy Williams, Glender Knowles,
d'Shan Maycock, Sonith Lockhart

d 'SI, / Maycock Jimmy Williams

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Viewpoint From Page 27

through them on its way elsewhere. While
we cannot halt the development boom on
Abaco, there are a number of things that
can be done to raise our grades on the four
hallmarks, beginning with our own atti-
tudes and behaviors.
* Pick up your trash
* Pick up someone else's trash
* No jet skis for the kiddos. In fact, ban
them from Abaco
* Give to the Friends of the Environment
or the Bahamas National Trust or any of
the many dedicated organizations on Aba-
co working so hard to mitigate the impact
of development
* Make the Marls the next major national
* Train our youth in vanishing traditional
arts and businesses, like boat-building,
rather than as bartenders. Match them with
the many entrepreneurs and investors resi-
dent in Abaco
* Attend meetings. Write to The Abaco-
nian. Write the Prime Minister. Be heard.
Perhaps the biggest step that can be
taken is to drag the various approval pro-
cesses for projects great and small (no
doubt kicking and screaming) into the light
of day. Mr. Ingraham's presentation to the
Chamber was a big step in the right direc-
tion for which he is to be commended. The
peoples' business should be done in the
sunshine, leaving the darkness to nocturnal
species like frogs, bats, snakes and the like.
There is enormous cynicism surrounding
the approval process at present including
suspicion that approvals and pre-approv-
als granted in Nassau or at Town Planning
may be motivated by factors unrelated to
the need for planned, sustainable, appro-
priate, accessible development.
The May 1 Abaconian editorial usefully
presented a summary of the powers hypo-

thetically invested in Town Planning by the
Town Planning Act. Later in this same edi-
tion, it stated ("More Local Government
at Work") that thirty-four applications with
an estimated construction value of $5.7
million were on the agenda at the April 8
meeting of the Town Planning Committee.
It would be useful for each of these to be
identified by the paper in advance of Com-
mittee meetings so interested people could
Nonetheless, $5.7 million pales in com-
parison to approvals like that given by
Nassau in July, 2007, to South Abaco De-
velopment Ltd. for a $1.7 billion develop-
ment adjacent to the Abaco National Park
to include 1,000 rooms and an equestrian
center. This points to the need for govern-
ment, in consideration of its genuine intent
to engage with and listen to local commu-
nities in the project development process,
to open the approval process to public
scrutiny. Government ministers cutting
deals in secret with large developers may
be a useful device for revenue building but
is not a formula for building public trust.
Mr. Ingraham's demonstrated commitment
to local government will serve us all well if
he continues to open approval processes to
meaningful public input and scrutiny.
Abaco is at a crossroads; which will
we choose? One road looks like a battle-
field back hoes, bulldozers, scorched
earth, rusted wreckage, stray dogs, spent
shell casings, dwindling reefs, uprooted
parrots, leveled hills- the slow erosion of
public trust and all we hold dear (while
"Margaritaville" plays somewhere in the
background). The other road that of Ab-
aco as a model for the islands of planned,
sustainable, appropriate and accessible de-
velopment won't spontaneously combust
in a vacuum. It will require vision, coop-
eration, vigilance and persistence. It starts
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A Deadly "Love" Affair

By Mirella Santillo
About a year ago I noticed some Ma-
deira trees, several feet high, growing
healthily along my driveway in a neat
row, already bearing fruits. I was look-
ing forward to these beautiful native
trees to become mature, knowing that
they would provide a natural shading
edge. A couple of months ago I notice
another native tree dead, close by. Then
the Madeira leaves started to turn a burnt
color. I gave the fault to acid rain. Then
branches became bare. A closer inspec-
tion was in order. What I found were
strand upon strand of love vine that had
not been apparent before because they
were hidden by the green of the trees'
leaves. As the trees started to lose their
leaves, the culprit was revealed and upon
closer inspection it had invaded nearly
the whole row of Madeira trees as well
as nearby plants.
Love Vine is the romantic Bahami-
an name. But it is also known by less
glamorous names such as Dodder, Knot
Weed, Strangle Weed or Strangle Vine,
Devil's Hair Devil's Guts or Witches'
Shoelaces to mention a few of its com-
mon names around the world. It belong
to the Cuscuta species and is family to
the beautiful Morning Glory which is
not parasitic. An integral feature of the
landscape on Abaco, its beautiful amber
color covers most of the road sides; it is
used in a supposedly love potion in bush
medicine and boiled for an hair softening

rinse. However, it is a deadly parasite,
which because it does not have leaves to
use photosynthesis to synthesize nutri-
ents, sticks to almost any tree, bush and
weed, drawing their life sustaining sap
until they are dead.
The plant develops from seedlings
which must find a host within a few
days or die. According to Dr. T. Om-
brello with the Union County College of
Cranford, New Jersey's Biology Depart-
ment, the seedling waves its stem in a
clockwise circular motion until it makes
contact with a potential host. If the host
is suitable, the vine produces a modified
root system called haustoria which push-
es into the host, enzymatically digesting
its way in. A love vine seed can remain
dormant up to five years.
Some internet gardening sites recom-
mend to actually destroy the infested plant
so difficult it is to get rid of that vine.
A mere quarter of an inch of vine not
removed from the host can grow again
to continue its deadly love affair. So if
you notice Love Vine in your garden, it
is a sage precaution to remove it imme-
diately before it starts spreading. It can
be sprayed with weed killer which could
also destroy the host, but a more envi-
ronmentally safe procedure is to remove
it manually, put it on a hard surface and
let the sun destroy it. It is included on the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's list as
one of the ten most problematic weeds in
the US, supposedly its native country.

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Young Hope Town Artists

By Jennifer Hudson
Attila Feszt and Kailynd Zimmer are two
young artists who call Hope Town "home"
and draw inspiration from its beautiful sur-
Attila presently works in pen and ink
which is a medium he loves but plans soon
to branch out into colours and different
mediums. He began initially doing the pen

Attila Feszt and Klin) ,d Zimmer are two young
Town who get their inspiration from the natu
area. They are both beginning to realize that t
lead them to life-long careers.

and ink sketches just for his own pleasure
and especially loved to go up to the north
end to draw. Wilma from the Abaco Inn
saw his work and encouraged him to put it
into the Abaco Inn Art Show. "That is the
fist time I sold anything and is when I real-
ized that I had the chance to make some-
thing of it if I put in the time," declared
Attila. "I feel that right now I could be at
the start of something big."
Attila studied his-
tory of art and design
with graphics design at
Manchester Metropoli-
tan University, Eng-
land. After graduating
in 1999 he came back to
Nassau, the place of his
birth. While in Nassau
he enjoyed working as
a production assistant
on movies, then spent
some time travelling to
Europe as a deckhand
on large, expensive
yachts. "While in Eu-
rope I had the revela-
tion that I needed to do
something with draw-
ing as I love drawing; it
is my passion and I de-
cided to do it whether
ng artists in Hope I make money or not,"
,ral beauty of the enthused Attila. "I al-
heir talents could most went to London
and got into the line of

graphics but came to Hope Town for a cou-
ple of months and realized that I had the
chance to do something with my art here. I
am lucky to live in a place like this and do
something I love. It is so inspirational and
Designing T shirts for Abaco T shirt and
Design in Hope Town is Attila's steady job
which he sees as a great opportunity be-
cause it has expanded his skills as a graphic
designer, and he can be very creative with
his designs. Attila inherited his artistic tal-
ents from his mother who was a former art
teacher at Queen's College in Nassau. "I
am excited about my art and want to make
it more a part of my life over the next five
to ten years," he stated. In addition to the
Abaco Inn Art Show, Attila has shown his
work at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge
Show and Abaco Beach Resort Show and
plans soon to put his work into stores.
Kaitlyd Zimmer now works full time
as an artist having completed her studies
in fine arts at Flagler College in St. Au-
gustine, Florida, in 2006. Kaitlynd devel-

oped her love of art at an early age since
her parents were avid art collectors of the
works of local artists helping them 'get on
their feet'. "My parents realized when I
was four years old that I had artistic abil-
ity from the drawings I would bring home
from Montessori School," she stated.
At college Kaitlynd's course included the
whole spectrum of fine arts including not
only painting but also photography, jewel-
lery making and pottery. One day, when
she is more established with her painting,
Kaitlynd hopes to branch out into the other
fields. Recently, she traveled to Europe
and visited Paris, Germany and Tuscany
which, "gave me a perspective of what I
could get into eventually. I want to step
out into the world but must stay focused,"
she stated.
Kaitlynd uses her talents as a photog-
rapher to take pictures of the subjects of
scenes she wishes to paint and works from
them. "I am especially drawn to the water;

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Church From Page 2

into being, but he told them that the build-
ing is not the end result. The end result is
the transformation and changing of lives that
will take place after the building has been
erected. The building is just a tool used to
give hope to those who need change and
those who need hope for tomorrow. Rev.
Outten encouraged them to stay focused and
connected to the Lord, and support their
pastor and even though they may be tempted
to become critical of him. Additionally, he
admonished them to trust Pastor Mills as
their spiritual covering and believe that he is
being led by the spirit of God. The ground-
breaking ceremony followed. The moderator
for the service was Rev. Kenneth Knowles
Assistant Superintendent of the BECA.

Sports From Page 24

that. One of the juniors from Nassau is
really good, so we will be working with
that," he added.
At the present time there are no pro-
grams running in Marsh Harbour but
Mr. McCoy said they are working on
getting a program started in Marsh Har-
bour shortly to take advantage of a larger
Mr. Deppe said the key is to attract the
athletic juniors to realize that sailing is an
option as well as track and field and bas-
ketball as a way to college scholarships?
Mr. McCoy said, "We don't have a
Marsh Harbour program yet but it looks
like in the next six months we will. There

are a couple of people who are trying to
get involved with the Marsh Harbour
Sailing Club. Jim Keigan and Dwayne
Wallas, are trying to come together and
figure out the logistics. If anyone wants
to help they should call those guys. Pro-
grams are starting to spring up and it is a
good time for other guys to get involved,"
he concluded.

Artists From Page 29

it is my favourite subject. I always like to
have water in my paintings," she explains.
She is an avid snorkeler so takes under-
water photographs which give her lots of
ideas for her pictures.

The patio of the Harbour's Edge Restau-
rant is a favourite place of Kaitlynd's to set
up her easel. "I love painting there and the
view and fresh air give me great inspira-
tion," she says.the restaurant is owned by
her uncle and originally, many years ago in
the time of her great, great-grandparents,
was an art studio.
Kaitlynd displays her work at the an-
nual Abaco Beach Resort Art Show as well
as all of the Hope Town shows and has
paintings for sale at the Hope Town Har-
bour Lodge, Harbour's Edge Restaurant
and Hope Town Coffee Shop. In addition
to her water subjects, Kaitlynd enjoys ab-
stract artwork though she has not yet put
any on show.

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

New Vision Ministries

"Turning people into
devout followers of
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.
D 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!

WORSHIP @ 11:O00Au1

Church Office Hour : Tuesday Fridays 10am- 3pm
P.O.Box AB20699, Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas
Tell Fax: (242) 367-2972
Email: change87@hotmail.com

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

(We exist to:
Reach, Develop,
Train, Love .'
and Send J .r
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
m. Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
m. Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
.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

business service



Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms* Entire Home
Larry Lowe
Cell : 477-5966

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Photography is not just about taking a picture
It's about capturing moments

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

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

Mildew Cleaning
& Painting
For the best, call Wes
Wesley Albury
Man-O-War Cay
Abaco, Bahamas 61

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

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

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

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

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

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By Jennifer Hudson
It is an incongruous and sad sight in the
quaint, historic settlement of Hope Town
every Tuesday afternoon to see two men
dressed in flack jackets and camouflage suits
armed with guns marching down the main
street of this peaceful little town. It has been
reported that these armed guards have been
recently employed by BTC to accompany the
receivables from the BTC office near the post
office dock to the bank for deposit. The First
Caribbean Bank has a small branch by the
lower public dock which opens every Tues-
day. This necessitates the guards walking
right through the centre of town in full view

of everyone including children and tourists,
A resident of Hope Town asked, "Why is
this necessary? We haven't had any problems
here, and it spoils the ambiance of the place."
It is causing tourists to ask, "What kind of
place is this?" A local customer of the bank
stated, "The tourists look terrified when the
armed guards come in; they wonder what-
ever is going on." Some of the Hope Town
businesses have been calling the Ministry of
Tourism stating how bad this is for tourism
and that it cannot be allowed. They have sug-
gested that if it really is necessary, then why
not use plain clothes personnel instead.

June 15, 2008 The Abaconian

Section B Page 31

Hope Town is Falling

Prey to Modern Times

* Flyers
* Tickets Open
* Brochures 9am 5pm
* Certificates Mon. -Fri.
* NCR Forms
* Photo Scanning
* Wedding/Funeral Programs

* Business Cards

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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
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour invites
all musicians and performing artists to a spe-
cial "Open House" on Monday, June 23rd at
7:00 pm in Below Decks conference facility.
We are looking for Bahamian cultural talent to
present at Abaco Beach Resort. Contact Mi-
chelle Key at 367-2158 to RSVP.

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

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
Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
One Fleck 5600 Econominder water softener
w/ green sand, potassium, etc. Ready for in-
stallation. Excellent for odor from sulfur.
brand new $3000. New 5 ft. cast iron tub
$300. Damaged cast iron tub $100. New 42"
cultured marble vanity top, white $150. New
36" marble wanity top, white $75. Call 366-
2065 or 577-0356

160 gal fuel tank for sale, aluminum. $700
Call 577-6211

08 Hyundai H-100, 97 miles, undercoated.
CAn 165 -5i A

C. $8,000. Call Billy 577-6211
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
9-ton dual axle trailer for sale. $4000. Call
242-351-8640 W or 242-375-5646 cell
90 Cadillac DeVille $4,200
92 Lincoln Continental $3,500
95 Chevy Lumina $3,300
98 Ford Windstar $5,500
03 Cadillac CTS was $55,000, now $47,000,
Mileage 41,000 clear title, 2nd owner, 18"
Call 475-1929
9 ton dual axle trailer for sale. $4,000 Call
242-351-8640 w or 242-375-5646 cell


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
15.2' Key West flats boat, '97, Evinrude 50
HP 97, poling platform & pole. DUTY PAID.
$6,200 Call 577-0450

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. $2,500
Call 475-7497


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
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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 for sale with 2 engines that run
great, radar and VHF. $20,000 Call 366-0430

39' Carver Motor Yacht, 2005, loaded, Volvo
350 HP diesels, Zodiac Rib on a hydraulic lift
included, under 500 hrs, 2 beds/2 baths, great
shape, ready to go. Must see at slip 11 at the
Conch Inn. $395k. Call 386-679-7170

25' Boston Whaler Outraage '95 hull, good

40' Hunter sailboat, 1986, lots of extras,
new Awlgrip on deck/ hull, 10' dinghy w/ 9.9
motor incl, 5' draft, DUTY PAID, located in
Man-O-War Cay. $49,500. 365-6076 or 303-

SI Liataina 3.3 .u rait, lots of goou sails, lIjr
Johnson outboard aux, 10' dinghy with new 3.5
HP Johnson engine. $6,700 Call 367-2315

28' Bertram SF, twin diesels. $24,500 OBO
Phone 242-366-2065 or 577-0356

43' Aluminum hull crawfishing boat, 5000 lb.
freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW generator, sta-
bilizers, central A/C, full galley, TV & DVD,
sleeps 7. $35,000 Call 365-5148

ibaco Print Shop
Abaco Shopping Center
Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201


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Offered"t$4.I te n AS


Picture perfect 8.709 sq. ft. lot in
tranquil Little Point. Near the beach
with superb views of the Atlantic and
Hope Town's candy-striped light-
$120,000. Ref. PS10614

6.811 sq. ft. sea and ocean view lot
within the Shipwreck Subdivision,
five minutes from the Guana Cay
settlement. A brand new community
dock and two beaches are nearby.
$125,000. Ref. AS10891


Private estate perfect for entertain-
ing. Highlighted by a fully furnished
5 bedroom residence, free-form
pool, and 10 ft. ceilings. Ideal re-
tirement home or vacation villa.
$1,500,000, Ref. AS11005

Half acre building sites within a pri-
vate waterfront community. Fea-
tures include underground electricity.
private dock slip, beach access, and
views of the Sea of Abaco.

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Lovely 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the
quiet Abaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to the Western shoreline and a short
walk or golf cart ride to the commu-
nity dock.
$89,000. Ref. AS10969

Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the .re. ,iii.'. and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630 sq. ft. canal
lot has easy access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$350,000. Ref. AS10731

41 6 acre tract comprising rolling
hills and views to the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding area. Ideal site for
development purposes or as a pri-
vate estate.
$1,040,000. Ref. AB5178

10,069 sq. ft. lot with elevations to
10 ft. Set within the tranquil resi-
dential community of The Abaco
Ocean Club. Ideally located nearby
the community dock and beach.
$95,000. Ref. AS10964

Beautiful 8 acre parcel on pristine
Basin Harbour Cay perfect for a se-
cluded getaway or an eco-resort if
purchased and combined with adja-
cent 9+ acre tract
$249,000. Ref. PS10700

Enjoy cool breezes and panoramic
vistas from this elevated 1.267 acre
estate site overlooking the 7th and
8th holes within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club,
$1,900,000. Ref. AS10995


15 acre estate with elevations to 70
ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea of Abaco.
Perfect for a waterfront club or re-
sort, residential community, or a pri-
vate estate.
$1,200,000. Ref. AS10886

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Collection of superb 1 + acre beach-
front, oceanfront, and golf course
estate lots within the luxurious Ritz-
Carlton Abaco Club with world-class

Collection of homesites within a
treasured beachfront community.
Hilltop t'.:, sar!1n' at S150.000.
Waterfront lots starting at $395,000.
Beachfront lots starting at S595,000.

Starting at $1,900,000



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