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Christmas Festival featured Defence Force Band
Shows, demonstrations, food, games, crafts, gifts were all included
-- .4 By Navardo Saunders
SThe 2009 Abaco Christmas Festival
was bigger, better and brighter than ever
7 before, surpassing the expectations of the
hundreds of people who participated in the
6 -. day-long activities which culminated with
!a tantalizing Junkanoo rush that continued
until a light rain late that night brought the
event to a close.
A sea of people from all over Abaco
-- -. gathered at the festival site across the
street from the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration office in Marsh Harbour on De-
7 memberer 5. The property is the future site of
.. ..... an art, craft and farmers' market to be de-
.veloped by the Bahamas Agricultural and
.. Industrial Corporation. Young, middle
.. fage and old got into the Christmas Spirit
..as they participated in a number of well-
organized events. Many people browsed
around checking to see what the vendors
.. had to offer.
.. Besides a variety of mouth-watering
foods which included to-die-for deserts
S such as guava duff and coconut cakes,
S. ... there were booths with spectacular arts
A performance by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band was one of the highlights of the sixth annual Christmas Festival held and crafts, homemade jams, hot sauces
in Marsh Harbour on December 5. This greatly anticipated holiday event brings families from all over Abaco for a day of fun and and locally grown produce such as toma-
socializing. Continual entertainment combined with many food booths, games, a fashion show and many other attractions provided toes and onions.

much for the thousands who attended throughout the day. The Defence Force Band captivated the audience with its maneuvers as
they marched on Don MacKay Boulevard. Later in the evening the Defence Force Pop Band got the audience into dance i /1 ./;i.,

Please see Festival Page 2

Mickey Mouse entertains Holiday dates are clarified
A bC e ntra^l I s dtThe Cabinet Office has announced ed of the laws concerning the payment of
S baco C e nt l stu den tsthat Boxing Day will be celebrated on wages for employees who are normally
F .fDecember 28, 2009. not required to work on a public holiday
... Shops that want to open for business are in effect.
can do so on December 28, 2009 and December 26, 2009, is a normal day
I,. eJanuary 1, 2010. Businesses are remind- for businesses.

SFirst college graduation

is held on Abaco

Disney characters visit Abaco each December to bring holiday greetings to several
schools. This year Mickey Mouse himself came, for only the second time, and brought
gifts to the students of six schools. He is shown here on December 3 with students of
Central Abaco Primary School where he sat with them hugging them and making their
day. He visited Every Child Counts, J.A. Pinder Primary School in Sandy Point, Cross-
ing Rocks Primary, Cherokee Sound Primary and Moore's Island All Age School. The
gifts this year were a cartoon D VD and a poster of the Disney movie The Little Princess
with the first African-American Princess in the lead role. See story on page 10.

pajsanba Fifteen students completed the required courses to earn their Associate degrees
pe9Anbg through Success Training College. This is the first graduation beyond high school ever
6G7 oN !WJead e6ueqo held on Abaco. The ceremony was held at Change Ministries in Murphy Town. The
10 HO NVd SiM -667, a 'luienis graduates are, front row, Carla Clarke, Barbara Williams, Kendra Sands-Smith, Jas-
aIVd eAVJednOJE 3S 9L9g mine Curry, Doris Jones, Crystal Cornish-Spicer; middle row, Nicole Scott, Phenisha
3OViSOd Sn *oul q9 Jenis Calder, Vernice Bain, Margo Dean, Wendy Sands; and top row Datus Farrington
iLS ijSjd ue uooeqV qL and Claudia Pinder. Missing from the photo but also graduating were Kim McIntosh-
molaq elaqe aq ui umoqs ealep uopeqdxe aeq aojaeq uoadu.osqns noA maue t Smith and Aretha Mackey. See story on page 12.

Festival goers enjoyed a Junkanoo rush

One of the crowd who enjoyed time at the
Christmas Festival was Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham seen here embracing a
fil/inly of girls.

Festival From Page 1
The vendors kept busy throughout the
day and evening as the crowd continued to
thicken. A vendor who sold multi-flavoured
Daiquiris that sent chills down the spine be-
cause they were just that good was almost
sold-out by 8 p.m., three hours before the
festival closed. The vendor said he had sold
hundreds of daiquiris from the time the fes-
tival started at noon to that point.
The young children crammed into a
bouncing castle munching on cotton candy
while their elders gathered in small groups
talking, eating, drinking and moving to the
beat of the music from the large speakers.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, MP for
North Abaco, was among the hundreds who
attended the festival at night. He walked
through the crowds hugging, kissing, shak-
ing hands and being photographed with
many people. MP for South Abaco Edison
Key and Minister of the Environment Earl
Deveaux also mingled with the crowd.
The fashion show, featuring a variety of
beautiful attire for women captivated many
in the crowd, particularly the women, who
looked on in awe. One woman jokingly

The Spring City Rockers were in good form as they rushed the evening of the Christmas
Festival. They quickly had the crowd dancing along with them.


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said, "Where's my checkbook," to which
those around her began to laugh out loud
and shake their heads as if to say they felt
the same way.
Although there was a lot going on at the
festival, the Junkanoo rush stole the show.
Many people stayed up past their normal
bedtimes to watch the Spring City Rock-
ers, and they got more than they bargained

for. The group invited the audience to rush
with them and soon the small group turned
into a large one.
Even some visitors joined in dancing
to the rhythmic sounds of the cowbell,
goat skin drum and other instruments that
blended together to create the Junkanoo
Please see Festival Page 6

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December 15, 2009 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3

oe Town Specialists Largest Inventory of Properties
Member of the Bahamas MLS... another reason to list with us.
4.1. ..

BELLA VITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots, Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035

harbourfront home with private dock. 3 bed
2 bath, bonus room, extra lot. $1,300,000.
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2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000.
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NORTH STAR -WATERFRONT Charming island style
2 bed 2 bath home with breezeway connection,very
private, shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
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ROBYN'S NEST SEA OF ABACO Fabulous 5b/5b in
Dorros Cove with dock slip, guest cottage, nanny's
quarters, absolutely turnkey. US$2,500,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $999,000.
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5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
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pool, 3 bed 2.5 bath home. All the extras! Steps
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AERIE OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic 2 bed
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access, dock slip,great rental history. US$695,000. Town Village. WAs $800,000. Now US$595,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035

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ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
apartment. Fruit and vegetable trees. US$595,000.
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1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound. Newly Renovated. US$485,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space on
main floor, short walk to beach. US$400,000.
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TILLOO POND SEA TO SEA Magnificently appointed,
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Beach, docks, pool, lush gardens. US$6,400,000.
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FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
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Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
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4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. S$3,500,000.
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picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront can you get brand new construction with viewsfor this
cottage. AND the boat's included $365,000. price? Shortwalk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
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( irtn Wishes ...for the Holiday Season!

#4161 Atlantic Dream MUST SELL Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill I acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot II Half acre beachfront building site. US$595.000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes Beachfront with great surf Partnership opportunity. $395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5031 Harbour Hill SOLD Beachfront & excellent elevation. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5030 Harbour Landing 100' of Beachfront, lighthouse view, private. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove Oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation in area $650,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 NEW PRICE 5 minute walk to shared dock and beach. $99,000.Jane Patterson
#4236 Marnie's Landing lot 3C NEW PRICE Dock slip and ocean view. $459.900. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING OceanView. $370,000.Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound 101 ft. sandy beach, near public dock. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#4605 Ocean View Subdivision Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799 sq. ft. $200,000. Bill Albury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500.Jane Patterson
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. FURTHER REDUCED $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Bch Subd Lot 27 NEW LISTING Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan

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Two bedroom, two bath villa with shared dock ramp.
Beautiful harbour views.
$417,000-REF #6835
Contact: Chris Farrington

MARSH HARBOUR Pelican Shores

bath home with views of the Sea of Abaco. Up to 40 ft. elevations, pool, landscaped
garden, cottage and standby generator. A must see!.
$2,300,000.00-REF #6930
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SEA TO SEA property with lovely swimming beach,
deep water dock and studio style cottage.
$632,000-REF #6898
Contact: Chris Farrington

Green Tu

/8 bath luxury home with spectacular sea views, 2 docks, private beach gardens,
boat house workshop and genny. Turn key.
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$1,200,000 REF #6965
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Green Turtle Cay, Elegant 4 bed/4.5 bath home, deep
water dock, Infinity pool & hot tub. Breathtaking views,
Designer kitchen, Open living/dining room
$3,900,000- REF #6413
Contact: Chris Farrington


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


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

Bahama Palm Shores-Residential lots from $30,000
Sunrise Bay -Approx. 9750 sq. ft. lot $250,000
Sweetings Village Approx 9,000 sq. ft. lot $70,000
Marsh Habour Vision Heights. Lots from $51,500
Yellowwood Hilltop lots Starting at $89,500
Murphy Town Lots-4 lots from $45,000 Call Lee
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots. $30,000-$50,000
Treasure Cay Lot one back from beach $105,000
Green Turtle Estates Multi-family lot $160,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq. ft. road from lot $40,000
Sand Banks 1.22 acre seaside lot $85,000
S.C. Bootle Highway 1.3 acre lot near T.C. $70,000
Green Turtle Cay 1/2 acre beachfront lot $475,000
Turtle Rocks 16,000 sqft lot $65,000

4 commercial spaces and 2 rental units on main tourist
strip. 8,760 sq. ft in total.
$548,000-REF #6766
Contact: Mailin Sands


Hope Town 3 bed, 2 bath cottage, only minutes to the
ocean! Features an open plan. Additional Land Available.
Contact: Pleasants Higgs


3 bed/2 bath home on elevated 6 acre waterfront
lot. Spectacular sea view
$620,000-REF #6782
Contact: Shirley Carroll

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Man-O-War Cay 3 bed/2 bath home on historic front
street. 2,100 sq. ft. landscaped yard with fruit trees. Near
town and the harbour.
$325,000-REF #6691
Contact: Mailin Sands


Man-O-War Cay 2 bed/1.5 bath home. Large lot, guest
cottage, tool shed and crow's nest.
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Hope Iuown 3 beu/z uatu couage auteural Leillings,
additional land available and only minutes to the ocean.
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6th annual Christmas Festival was a huge success

By Samantha V. Evans
Abaconians look forward to the Abaco
Christmas Festival every year as it has
become one of those events that starts the
holiday season. There was a lot to see
and do at this year's festival as the ven-
dors came out in full force to ensure that
the public had a lot of fun at this event.
Numerous forms of entertainment were
provided at the festival. Some church and
school groups danced and performed skits
while a few individuals sang.
The official opening of the festival took
place in mid afternoon. Edison Key, MP
for South Abaco and Chairman of the
Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Cor-
poration, had the honour of declaring the
Christmas Festival officially open. He was
very impressed with the turnout of the
grounds and pleased that BEC was able
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to put up the lights in time for the Fes-
tival. He added that in spite of the tough
economic times, he is convinced that the
best is yet to come. He commented on the
amount of work the women did to prepare
the grounds for the festival.
The site of the Festival will be where
craft makers and farmers will be able to
sell their goods when completed. Mr. Key
stated that even though there is so much
food and everyone is having good whole-
some fun, that they must remember the
true meaning of the season which is the
birthday of Jesus so this season is the time
when they celebrate this incredible gift of
Dr. Ann Higgins, Special Projects Of-
ficer in the Ministry of Sports, Youth and
Culture, brought special greetings from
Minister Charles Maynard and stated that

she is truly impressed by what she saw.
Mrs. Jeritzen Outten stated that she
was honored to be filling in at the Abaco
Tourism office until Wynsome Ferguson

returned to take over the Abaco office.
She commended the team from her office
headed by Kendi Anderson for a job well

The Wesley College School band was one of the groups that performed at the Christmas
Festival. It put on a dynamic performance just before the official opening ceremony.

Baker's Bay gave

gifts to the children

The Marsh Harbour Christmas Tree was officially lit by Dr. Ann Higgins of the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture. She is shown here, far left, with Kendi Anderson of the
Abaco Tourism office, Brenda Sawyer, Chairman of the Festival Committee, Edison Key,
MP for South Abaco, and Jeritzan Outten, Director of Tourism, Northern Bahamas.

Baker's Bay gave out toys to the chil-
dren. Even though there are cutbacks, this
organization saw it important to still give
to the kids. According to Simone Bowe,
this is the second year that they are part-
nering with the Ministry of Tourism in the
spirit of community. They have a total of
900 gifts to give out this year. Some were
given out at the Festival, but Social Ser-
vices, Heal Our Land and Moore's Island
will receive toys to distribute as well. The
toys range from puzzles to I-pod holders to
jewelry sets to Karaoke sets.
Ms. Bowe would love to see more busi-
nesses join Tourism and give to the youth.

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She stated that it must not only be about
getting but they should be prepared to give
back to make the communities on Abaco
better. She would like organizations to re-
alize that they have a social responsibility
as well which requires them to get involved
in the community in which they operate.
She stated that they can take part in school
events such as career fairs, work experi-
ence and other activities that can equip the
youth with skills for life. Thirteen persons
helped to make this event possible includ-
ing the committee that spearheaded the pur-
chase of the gifts and those who wrapped
them for the kids.

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Christmas Festival offered food and fashion

By Mirella Santillo
More than 20 stalls including sweet
stands offered a variety of food items at
this year's Christmas Festival. From Ba-
hamian traditional meals to seafood com-
bos, from curried mutton to lobster fried
rice, from grilled conch to Jamaican jerk
chicken and pork, there was food to satisfy
every taste. There was no lack of desserts
to fill the needs of those with a sweet tooth!
The food vendors were assembled on
the north perimeter of the grounds, their
identical tents with a pointy roof forming
a pleasant edge to the festival area. Well
known restaurants such as Mother Mer-
le's, which offered a variety of chicken and
conch and grits, had boil-up," a stew of
ham and vegetables, fruit salad and des-
serts; and Kirk Da Conch Man, who was

More than 20 stalls with food kept Festival g
riety of foods was available.

steadily chopping fresh conch and vegeta-
bles to satisfy the line of customers waiting
for conch salad, were representative.
Private caterers joined the rank of ven-
dors, offering homemade food. The light
eater could find sandwiches and pizza at
Gwendolyn Carey's stand or hot dogs, pop
corn and nacho and cheese at BJ's Snacks.
The Church of God stand, manned by Jerry
Cornish and his wife, displayed mouth-wa-
tering pastries such as guava duff and fruit
tarts and offered homemade ice cream. At
the Jerk Corner, a stand owned by Mrs.
Martin, who cooks as a hobby, one could
satisfy a craving for spicy food and kids
could buy a cookie on a stick. Early in
the day Edna Filius had already run out of
conch chowder, but one could satisfy an
appetite at the next stall where Julia Hen-
field offered
steam conch,
mutton curry
and lobster
fried rice.
One could
take home a
reminder of
the festival by
buying home-
made jams and
jellies at Es-
ther's Kitchen
and Abaco's
Delight, the
latter offering
unusual fruit
such as coco-
passion fruit-pa-
oers well fed. A great va- paya or simply
guava, jams.

The Fash-
ion Show
held at the
Festival in
the evening
of December
5th gath-
ered quite
a crowd of
people who
in front of
the stage to
watch four
lovely wom-
en model
clothes from
the Island
Girl Bou-
tique in
Marsh Har-
bour and

One could taste the reasonably priced jams be-
fore buying them, which possibly explained the
healthy crowd of customers waiting to be served.
There was no reason for your throat to
go dry. Water and sodas were sold by the
Christmas Festival Committee throughout
the day. The Rotary Club of Abaco fea-
tured a full bar where mixed drinks, beer
and wine were available and frozen fruit
Daiquiris were made on order by various
food vendors.

Festival From Page 2

sounds. Even as the vendors closed shops
after a long, exhuasting day the Junkanoo
group continued to move around the festi-
val ground.
Many people said they had a wonderful
time and praised the organizers for doing a
"really fantastic job."

Fashion Show attracted many

Vows, a bridal and formal wear boutique in Nassau. Introduced by Phillipa Farrington,
Geneva Cadet, Chantal Penn, Bianca Lowe and Danishka Morley paraded on the stage
in trendy, holiday wear. The clothes ranged from mini-length outfits and figure reveal-
ing pant suits to more traditional dresses. The show consisted of lnr rounds, featuring
semi-casual clothes in the first two shows and formal gowns in the last. The models
ranged from teens to adult and in size from petite to full figure.

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Gratitude for those who volunteer

The Christmas season is a good time to
reflect on our various volunteer organiza-
tions that reach out into the community
in various ways. They should all be com-
mended for their charitable work.
The Abaco Cancer Society is raising
funds during December through its new
outlet by Mangoes with an upscale collec-
tion of donated items for sale. It uses the
funds to assist cancer patients with travel
and other expenses. It continues to operate
a thrift shop behind Abaco Groceries that
volunteers open each Saturday morning.
A holiday tradition of Rotary Club is
for its members to stand outside prominent
businesses, usually grocery stores, ringing
a bell for donations. The money collected
is used to purchase food for needy families
which the members will be giving out over
the holidays.
Heal Our Land and the Red Cross are
two more organizations that collect dona-
tions, food and clothing and distribute to
needy families.
The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club col-
lects money and toys every year for its
Toys for Tots program. The club just do-
nated about 450 new toys to Social Ser-
vices for distribution to needy families
throughout Abaco. This is before the mem-
bers have held their annual Christmas ben-
efit that will bring in more new toys. This
event includes a visit from Santa.
We have several animal rescue groups
devoted mainly to dogs and cats. They are
located in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay,
Green Turtle Cay, Man-O-War and Elbow
Cay. These groups raise funds to finance
spay and neuter programs and pay the ex-
pense of shipping animals to homes in the
Hope Town's Wyannie Malone Muse-
um strives to preserve the town's heritage
and genealogy. With town and school vol-
unteers it stages Heritage Day each spring
that highlights the town's history.
The Albert Lowe Museum along with
the Island Roots Heritage Festival Com-
mittee, both in Green Turtle Cay, work
to highlight and keep their island's rich
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Two scholarship organizations raise
funds to send Abaco students away for
further education, Abaco Pathfinders in
Central Abaco and the Abaco Scholarship
Fund based in Treasure Cay. Both provide
partial funding for academic and vocational
The Bahamas Lighthouse Preservation
Society in Hope Town is dedicated to keep-
ing the Elbow Cay Light Station and other
lighthouses in The Bahamas working as
originally intended on kerosene. Members
have gone to great effort to secure parts
for the lantern, some even specially fabri-
cated. The silk mantles are made in China.
An electric lightbulb is brought into ser-
vice when the lighthouse keepers run out
of mantles.
The recent Big Hill Box Cart races in
Hope Town were viewed by the spectators
as a fun day, but the underlying goal was
to raise funds through entry fees, food and
drink sales for financing Hope Town's Ju-
nior Sailing Program.
Hope Town's volunteer BASRA orga-
nization is dedicated to marine rescue op-
erations. The BASRA volunteers serve in
several other capacities as they double as
firefighters and EMS personnel.
The North Abaco Crash and Rescue
based in Treasure Cay is staffed with vol-
unteers and supported financially by the
homeowners there. These volunteers were
recently called to night duty to extract the
four crash victims on the highway south of
the Treasure Cay airport. That was a most
unpleasant task.
Many of Abaco's communities have vol-
unteer fire brigades that respond to calls
day or night. During the recent fire at the

BEC plant, three engines responded from
Marsh Harbour. Being unsure of the extent
of the fire, additional engines were called
from Treasure Cay and Casuarina Point.
These are all heavily supported by com-
munity donations. The Marsh Harbour
brigade does receive a stipend from local
Several towns have volunteer civic asso-
ciations that assist with town maintenance
or improvements which may augment lo-
cal government efforts, or they become
involved with projects beyond the normal
scope of local government. Local govern-
ment is not allowed to impose taxes or oth-
erwise collect funds. These civic organiza-
tions have found innovative ways to collect
donations and apply the funds to town im-
provements or services. The association in
Sandy Point constructed the town's com-
munity center that also serves as a hurri-
cane shelter. The Man-O-War association
maintains the ocean front baseball field.
Several Abaco events are a collaborative
effort with seed money advanced by gov-
ernment and volunteers working to see that
the event is successful. Four of the larger
events receiving sponsorship funding by
government are 1) the annual February
Junkanoo festival in Marsh Harbour, 2)
Island Roots festival in Green Turtle Cay,
3) the annual Christmas Festival in Marsh
Harbour, 4) Regatta Time in Abaco held
during early July. Government participa-
tion may be with cash or services such
as providing the police band or installing
overhead flood lights.
Added to this list are the lesser known
sporting associations which engage the
youth in various activities such as swim-
ming, basketball, volleyball, Little League

Baseball, Youth in Action and other vol-
unteer sporting associations dedicated to
our youth.
Ths is just a sample of the Abaco vol-
unteer groups dedicated to various causes.
Some organizations offer a tangible bene-
fit, a scholarship for instance, while others
provide the labour to offer a service such
as firemen. Some organizations, Regatta
Time in Abaco is one, that stage an event
to promote tourism.
The volunteers that organized the recent
Christmas Festival did a magnificent job
of setting the stage for 11 hours of enter-
tainment, food booths and craft stalls. This
event gives local craftsmen and entertain-
ers a venue for displaying their talents.
The next two major events are the New
Year's Day Junkanoo in Green Turtle Cay
and the Junkanoo Festival in late Febru-
ary, two days of evening parades with
schools rushing on Friday followed by the
adults rushing the following evening.
Nearly all of the Abaco organizations
mentioned here and the many others not
mentioned would welcome additional
people to assist, whether with expertise or
time or funding.
Abaco has a tradition of volunteers
contributing in many different ways to
improve their communities. Volunteer
service is particularly appreciated at this
time of the year when giving ones time
demonstrates a personal commitment.
Many individuals contribute signifi-
cantly to their communities to make them
more beautiful, to provide services, to as-
sist with youth programs but these persons
are often not recognized for their work.
This is the time of the year to give these
people recognition.

_etteks to the gdttok

What a great surprise!
Dear Sir,
I had occasion about a week ago to trav-
el from Marsh Harbour to Nassau by air,
and to my huge surprise the flight depart-
ed Marsh Harbour via our new airstrip. I
thought it was my magnanimous personal-
ity or my drop dead good looks that had so
impressed the Bahamasair flight crew that
they decided to treat us to this new experi-
ence of departing Marsh Harbour without
fearing that the landing gear would surely
come off due to airstrip roughness. Alas,
it had nothing to do with me at all, for on
our flight was none other than the Prime
Minister himself.
In any event, I was sure that upon our
return to Abaco we would be landing on
the old airstrip unless, of course, the Prime
Minister was following me around. Surprise
again! No, the PM wasn't following me
around, but we did land on the new airstrip,

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and let me tell you, brudda she smood!
Fast forward to yesterday December
2/09 and lo and behold I see in The Aba-
conian that the new airstrip is indeed of-
ficially open, and without the usual pomp
and circumstance that typically is associated
with the opening of any new facility in this
country, both public and private. As a re-
sult, I am stumped. You see, I was so sure
that when the new airstrip was officially
opened, there would be a huge bash with all
kinds of people looking for their share of the
glory. Now it would seem that I have been
caught off guard. Just remember though,
politics is as old as mankind and the practice
thereof never changes. Just ask the Ameri-
cans if you don't believe me.
It is truly good to have a nice new, long
and very smooth airstrip. Hopefully, it will
lead to a greater influx of tourism dollars
to our area. But if it doesn't immediately,
nonetheless we deserve a new airstrip at
the very least.
I heard it rumoured the other day that
the PM has said that there are great things
in the pipeline for Abaco. I'm not sure
what that means, but I have a pretty good
idea that we like America will soon be
indebted to the kings of the East.
And on that note I shall end before I
say something that might make my people
believe that I am anything other than op-
timistic about the future, even if it looks
a bit bleak at the moment. Christmas is
here, and we should enjoy our families and
friends, and eat as much as we can. You
see, all bull aside, we are a blessed people.
When we forget that, we will be forgotten.
It is happening to the greatest of people in
this world right now being forgotten that
is and who are we?
Merry CHRISTmas, Abaco. I'm look-
ing forward to many smooth take offs and

landings come the new year. Oh, and thank
you, Mr. Editor, for your indulging me in
opining publicly.
William (Billy) Roberts

More Rape

and Pillage
Dear Editor:
I am sure if you are a local business
owner, you have had to deal with customs'
new policy of delay, delay and delay and
harass. Now it is taking two to three weeks
to get merchandise off the dock all because
Hubert Ingraham and his henchman want
more of our money. Turns out that the
government's number one priority is col-
lecting more revenue. Not finding a way
for more people to come here on vacation
and spend and invest money. Not employ-
ment. Not new infrastructure. You know
economics 101 make the economy strong
and the revenue will come.
After a devastating year for most busi-
ness owners we count on the few weeks
that bring us a little business. And we can't
get our goods off the docks because Hu-
bert wants more. We count on our 30 days'
credit and by the time we order product it
takes 30 days to get it on the shelf.
In the past 20 years Abaco has sent more
than $800 million dollars to the public trea-
sury. That's almost a BILLION dollars,
folks. What have we gotten in return? Not
a whole lot. Now the administrator is say-
ing we must be law-abiding and pay our
taxes. Why? Because he says so? What ob-
ligation does government have to us? Ap-
parently there is this double standard. Can
government even account for all the money

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Letters From Page 8
it has taken from Abaco. Not even close.
Larry Smith wrote a brilliant article in
the Bahamas Pundit in October about the
massive waste and corruption with regard
to the Hotel Corporation. I encourage ev-
ery Bahamian to read it on line. When Mr
Smith asked for documents relating to the
Corporation's audited financial reports,
he was told that they only could provide
a report from 2005. Here it is 2009 and a
public corporation that uses public funds is
not willing to be accountable to the public.
Yes, it will make you sick. But hopefully,
it will make you angry enough to fight
back .
Why must we be accountable, and the
government must not .It's simple. WE AL-
LOW IT. Mr. Ingraham sends in the goons
from Nassau and we say NOTHING. If we
sent $2 billion in taxes to Nassau, do you
think our lot would be any better? Do you
think government would provide Abaco
with what we need? No, because the cor-
ruption and waste is rampant in Nassau and
we are blind to it. And we say nothing.
It's ok with us! The Hotel Corporation is
but one example. There are Bahamas Air,
ZNS and others. Corruption and waste.
It soon will be tourist season and our
airport is still a absolute disgrace. Pot
holes and filth and broken trees and no
sign of leadership. Just the tax man with
his hand in our pocket wanting another
pound of flesh. I may sound like a broken
record, but I don't intend on stopping this
rant anytime soon. We have leaders with
the IQ of a cat running our country, and
we remain silent What does that say about

us? It will not change or get better until
we make it so. I encourage all of you to
write, call and harass the PM .If he can't
get the job done, he needs to resign. It only
takes a minuet to send an email to hubert-
ingraham@bahamas.gov.bs Complacency
is killing us Let's start treating govern-
ment like they treat us. Let's keep Abaco's
money on Abaco.
Andrew Curry
Wind turbines are
not bird killers
Dear Editor:
In BEC's rush to defend the Wilson City
power plant on Abaco and hide the fact that
renewable energy was not seriously con-
sidered, BEC has perpetuated the myth that
wind turbines are a significant source of
bird deaths. The reality is that the average
number of bird deaths per turbine in the
USA is 1.8 birds per turbine per year (ex-
cluding Califonia) and is very dependant on
the location of the turbine (NWCC report).
To put that in perspective, a guy wired ra-
dio tower can easily kill 400 to 3,000 birds
during a single foggy night (Kemper 1996)
vs. 50 birds per year that might be killed
by a wind turbine farm on Abaco (assum-
ing 25 one mega-watt turbines).
A 2005 study by the USA Govern-
ment Accountability Office (GAO-05-906)
found the following: "In the context of
other sources of avian mortalities, it does
not appear that wind power is responsible
for a significant number of bird deaths."
Those other sources include collisions
with building windows, communications
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mestic and feral cats.
The perception that wind turbines kill
birds mainly started due to the extreme
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California by 5000 small outdated wind
turbines concentrated in the main raptor
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mega-watt) turbines. This greatly reduces
bird deaths by increasing the height of the
turbine, increasing the spacing between
the turbines and removing features such as
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The 1.8 birds per turbine average is ac-
tually a bit misleading because it includes
all bird deaths due to a wind farm, includ-
ing anemometer (weather observation)
towers and high-tension lines. In the case
of the towers, new wind farms are using
non-guy wired towers to greatly reduce
bird deaths. The biggest killer of birds at
USA wind farms are high-tension power
lines shown by a study that found 200 bird
deaths per mile per year (Faanes 1987). In
the USA the high wind areas are often far
from the population centers, unlike on Ab-
aco where the wind turbines would be near
existing non high-tension power lines.
What about power plant towers such as
would be required if BEC uses HFO (Bun-

ker C) fuel in the Wilson city power plant?
The following studies are admittedly for
taller towers than proposed for the Wilson
City power plant. However, if BEC was
really worried about bird deaths, Bunker
C fuel and the associated 105-foot tall ex-
haust stacks would not be an option due to
bird deaths alone.
In a 1983 report, Maehr et al. searched
the base of four smokestacks in Florida
over a 2-day period in September and
recovered 1,265 dead passerines (small
birds). The authors estimated that 5,000
birds might have collided with the struc-
tures during this period. In another in-
stance, two smokestacks in Citrus County,
Florida, were searched five times per
week from 1982 to 1986 and 2,300 dead
birds were found (Maehr and Smith 1988).
From this, the authors estimated that 541.4
birds were killed per year.
What about noise? While small personal
turbines can make an annoying amount of
noise, the large modern wind turbines are
surprisingly quiet. An example of this are
several towns in the USA where large tur-
bines have even been placed in communi-
ties with the main downside turning out to
be "shadow flicker" from the sun on the
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Mickey thrilled the kids at several schools

By Navardo Saunders
Christmas came early for students at
Every Child Counts and Abaco Central
Primary as everyone's favourite mouse,
Mickey Mouse from Disney World, came
to spread Christmas cheer and present the
students with gifts.
Sheer joy filled the atmosphere when
Mickey and his entourage arrived at a
special assembly at ECC and classrooms
at Abaco Central Primary. The popular
Disney character hugged and took pictures
with every student and some of the dedi-
cated teachers at ECC. The students were
ecstatic. The smiles on their faces stretched
long and wide. They sang Jingle Bells
along with Mickey. A paraplegic boy who
is confined to a wheelchair reached out to
Mickey who gave him a big hug and knelt
to take a picture with him.
Then it was time for presents. Every
child received a cartoon DVD and a poster
of the Disney movie The Little Princess,
featuring the first African-American Prin-
cess in the lead role.

At Abaco Central Primary students
looked in awe as Mickey took over their
classrooms. The mouse whom they all love
and adore sat and read to them, had pic-
tures taken with him, sang with them and
presented them with gifts.
It was an especially thrilling time for
the students in kindergarten. They jumped
up and down upon seeing Mickey. Some
of them rubbed their eyes as if they were
seeing things. They managed to regain
their composure after awhile and posed
for a group photo with Mickey. The chil-
dren clung to their DVD's and posters as
if holding on for dear life. The gifts from
Mickey were no ordinary gifts. They had
special meaning to all of them.
Mark Witko, Community Relations
Manager for Disney Cruise Lines, said
Disney is always delighted to bring smiles
to people's faces, especially children.
"This is actually our fifth school that we've
been to on this visit," he said during an in-
terview at Abaco Central Primary. "We're
visiting and impacting over 1,200 students

on the island this year. This is something
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out the holiday season we visit over 2,000
children in ports of call all over The Baha-
mas and the Caribbean."
Mr. Witko and his team were delighted
with the response from the local schools.
"All you have to do is look at these chil-
dren's faces to see that they are having a
great time," he said. "I really think that
we're the ones that are truly getting the gift
today. Just to get out and see children in
our own community and especially with
Castaway Cay right here, you know we re-
ally value Abaco. To interact with all these
children has been such a treat for all of us."
The Disney crew also spread Christmas
cheer at Crossing Rocks, Cherokee Sound,
Moore's Island and Sandy Point schools.

The ( lit ir,.,i loved the personal touch that
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15 persons graduate with Associate degree

By Samantha V. Evans
On November 29th, 15 proud students
made history on Abaco as the first class to
graduate on the college level on any island
other than Nassau and Freeport within
The Bahamas. The graduates shared their
joy with family, friends and the faculty
Success Training College, who saw them
receive their much deserved Associate of
Science degree in Business Administration
at Change Ministries International in Mur-
phy Town.
The highest honor, that of valedicto-
rian, was given to Kendra Sands-Smith.
Receiving the second highest award was
Jasmine Curry, who was named saluta-
torian. Those receiving the certificate of
honor were Vernice Bain, Margo Dean,
Kim McIntosh-Smith and Aretha Mackey.
Receiving the certificate of high honors
was Barbara Williams.
Kendris Hield, Interim Director at the
school, stated that he was proud of this
ceremony personally as when he came to
Abaco as principal of Abaco Central High
School, he realized that the parents were
hungry for education; some for their chil-
dren and others for themselves. Their pas-
sion, Mr. Hield stated, was seen by God,
and now in 2009 the first class of gradu-
ates received their degrees.

The keynote address was delivered by
Abaco's Superintendent of Education Le-
nora J. Black, who joined others in ac-
knowledging that this is a time to celebrate.
She congratulated the 15 and told them that
the future of The Bahamas belongs to those
who dare to dream and push beyond the
status quo. Education is needed for them
to remain current in their skills, knowledge
and theories which they will be required to
practice. She encouraged them to not stop
learning now but continue to strengthen
themselves. This newly attained education
has not only enhanced their worth but in-
creased their credibility. Moreover, they
must use their skills for community and
nation building.
Dr. Deswell Forbes, President of the
school, added that they must now apply
knowledge to everyday life. He encouraged
them to continue to live their dreams through
the power of education. He proclaimed that
all 15 students have now received their As-
sociates of Science Degree in Business Ad-
ministration which is commendable. Dr.
Forbes stated that two years ago they began
their journey and now they have done what
no other island has ever done. He is con-
fident in the quality of the education pro-
vided to them by Success Training College
as they now have what is needed for them to

function competently wherever they go. He
challenged them to build upon the successes
of their leaders and use their skills to face
the future with prudence. They will now be
Success Training College
By Samantha V. Evans
Dr. Deswell Forbes, the founding presi-
dent of Success Training College, was very
proud and honored to have made history on
Abaco as the school was able to successful-
ly see 15 students through to the comple-
tion of their Associates' degree.
While on Abaco Dr. Forbes spoke with
a number of prominent Abaconians to find
out what they would like to see happen
here on the island where tertiary education
is concerned. He talked with Mr. Cephas
Cooper, who is not only proud of the mile-
stone on the island but he would like to
see the college play a more aggressive role
in promoting its programs on the island.
Further, Mr. Cooper stated that the college
has his full support as his office is already
assisting in this area as Enid White, coordi-
nator for the program, works at his office.
Dr. Forbes stated that it is their inten-
tion to seek a permanent office on the is-
land which will serve as a major promo-
tion for the college here. When the office
opens, interested persons will be able to
obtain information about the college's pro-
grams, purchase text books and register.
He hopes that this can be done within the
near future. Looking down the road more
long term, he would like to see a central-
ized campus on the island. However, in
the meanwhile, Enid White, Barbara Wil-
liams and Samantha Evans will continue to
provide information for locals and get the
word out into the communities.
On November 28th an information meet-
ing was held in Cooper's Town with hope
of beginning various programs in that area
in the new year. Accompanying him was
Kendris Hield, Eric Stewart, Patson Neely

a part of the solution and not the problem.
A reception at the Anglican Parish Hall
in Marsh Harbour followed the gradua-
plans to expand on Abaco
and Ricardo Smith, all affiliated with the
school. According to Mr. Neely, this in-
terest came about as persons were sending
applications and fees into the Freeport of-
fice seeking enrollment. Approximately 35
persons attended and Dr. Forbes learned
what the people in the north wanted and the
subject areas of interest.
Dr Forbes along with his team plans to
make another trip to the area in January
2010 to finalize plans and to begin registra-
tion. Those persons who are interested can
call the Freeport office until a contact in
the north has been confirmed.
Dr. Forbes is very impressed by the in-
terest shown by locals in receiving a post
secondary education. Even though the col-
lege focuses on academic subjects, it offers
a few technical subjects as well. But sur-
prisingly, not many persons showed inter-
est in those areas at a time when the world
is moving towards becoming more and
more technologically savvy. He further
noted that at the meeting held in Cooper's
Town, not many men seemed interested in
obtaining a college degree at this time.
In January the third group is scheduled
to begin classes in Central Abaco so those
persons wanting to be a part of this group
are encouraged to submit their applica-
tions right away. Dr. Forbes added that he
is committed to educating the Bahamian
populace and as long as there is an inter-
est on Abaco his school will be here. He
encourages both young and old to obtain
a college degree as it is needed to advance
The Bahamas. He looks forward to more
persons applying for enrollment for the
new semester.

Joy to the world! The Lord is come! -

My fel Abaconians and friends,

The reason for this special season is summed up in the beginning 9

lines of this well W'ed Christmas Carol. As we reflect on the bi.th of ,

that infant, born in wiqW.ly-nager so longalgo, may we be.nii.
that in spite of the glob alAdbIomJi so irlstW, wai e 1

the Bahamas and particularly in Abaco, have much for w fii


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By Navardo Saunders
Enumerators from the Department of
Statistics were on Abaco the beginning
of December laying the groundwork for
a census that is to be taken early in May
next year. The census will seek to deter-
mine the population of Abaco, which many
estimate is now around 15,000. The census
will cover many more aspects of the popu-
The enumerators went into the predomi-
nantly Haitian communities of the Mud
and Pigeon Pea where they informed the
residents what they will require of them
such as information regarding the number

of people in their households and their an-
nual income. The same will be required of
residents throughout the island.
Enumerators say the information, some
of it very personal, is critical for the gov-
ernment, that considers the information in
its decision-making.
In an earlier interview Senior Admin-
istrator Cephas Cooper announced that a
census would take place in 2010. He urged
residents to cooperate with the enumera-
tors and be frank about the information
they provide. He said the information
would help the government determine what
is best for Abaco.


A team of enumerators were on Abaco for a week in an initial study to organize the
census to be taken next year. They were hosted by Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper.
Sy,,,,, here are Clara Lowe; Mr. Cooper; Claralee Mackey, Chief Census Offier; Insa
Frith; Kermit Feaster; Tia Hinsey; and Yvetter Thompson. Many oqf il., are are from the
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Winners of Best Kept Yard

Competitions are named

By Mirella Santillo
A sister and brother placed first and
second in this year's Best Kept Yard
Competition in Marsh Harbour. Rhon-
da Hull, who lives in the Abaco Beach
Club, was declared the overall win-
ner and, with a totally different style of
landscaping, her brother, Troy Cornea,
whose home is located in Royal Harbour,
placed second. The third place went to
the home of Michael and Patrice Johnson
in Sweeting's Village, again featuring a
completely different garden style from
the first two.
The first place award for the Best Kept
Yard in Dundas Town went to Anton
Lockart in Central Pines Estates with An-
nalyse Coakley following in second place.
This year's Best Kept Yard Competi-
tion boasted a record number of entries
and featured some of the best groomed
yards since the start of the program three
years ago. Until now, the competitions
were only for Murphy Town and Dun-
das Town, but this year a third competi-
tion was begun for entries from Marsh
Harbour which included Sweeting Vil-
lage and Spring City. No one in Mur-
phy Town participated. Altogether 11
homeowners entered their gardens to
be judged on their use of native plants,
on the variety of plants they chose and
on the landscaping effect they created to
mention. These are only a few of the cri-
teria required to enter the competition.
The judging took place on November
24th. Three gardeners and native plant

experts accompanied by Millie Dawkins
from Abaco's Tourism office. The group
made a detailed visit of each yard, taking
into consideration the general appear-
ance, the neatness of the place, the state
of the lawn, granting points for special
effects or deducting some for not follow-
ing the required guidelines.
The landscaping of each of the win-
ning entries was entirely different. One
of the houses, situated on a hill, took ad-
vantage of the unevenness of the terrain
to create the garden design. Other gar-
dens were on completely flat lots that had
trees, low hedges and flower beds around
manicured lawns. Another winning yard
included a large turtle pond, stone path-
ways and large raised planters framed by
logs. Native trees used for shade were
given extra credit.
The houses in Central Pines are newly
constructed with yards not quite estab-
lished yet. However, the judges appre-
ciated the efforts that already went into
creating an attractive landscaping. Al-
though they showed the efforts of the
owners, they were too new to offer a
complete landscaping effect. The judg-
es would like to visit these properties a
couple of years from now to observe the
final product. Only one yard had a veg-
etable garden, although it was on the list
of features to be judged.
The Best Kept Yard Competition was
started by Bernadette Hall and Millie
Dawkins after Abaco became affiliated
with Keep America Beautiful.

By Jennifer Hudson
In the wake of the switchboard fire at
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation Pow-
er Plant on November 20 resulting in an
island-wide shut down for a few hours for
some areas but 18 hours for the Central
Marsh Harbour area, the following morn-
ing Standard Hardware was inundated with
people clamoring to purchase generators.
Mr. Geoffrey Rogers, Store Manager,
described it as "Saturday panic." Some
people, having heard that there was a fire
at the power station, obviously imagined
the worst, fearing that power may not be
restored for days or weeks.
This caused a very busy day at Standard
Hardware with people either calling to en-
quire about generators or in many cases
actually turning up to buy one. "A lot of
people actually bought," said Mr. Rogers.
"They were outside the doors waiting for
the store to open at 7 a.m. and people were
still there trying to purchase even after the
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Abaco Outboard did not sell any gen-
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"We had a few calls on Monday morn-
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December 15, 2009


The Abaconian

Section A Pa,

News of the Cays

Hope Town

School News
By Candace Key
We welcome a new teacher
Janice Peart joined the staff of Hope
Town Primary School at the end of October.
She and her husband, Trevor, are certainly
no strangers to the Abaco District having
taught on Moore's Island and more recently
at Central Abaco Primary. The family has
settled into Hope Town life well and the
school is proud to have her on our faculty.
New PTA officers
All schools appreciate parents who take
the responsibility to become PTA officers.
During an election this fall, Lenora Sweet-
ing was unanimously elected President.
Monica Cook was elected Vice-President,
Christine Cartwright as Treasurer and
Pleasants Higgs as Secretary. Rachel Ab-
erle began her office as Chaplain with a
wonderfully inspiring, memorized poem
that left few dry eyes. Sharmon Malone
is in charge of Parent Lunch Duty Rosters
which is a very important job as it gives
teachers a break when parents take over
lunch duty. The faculty thanks these tal-

ented, hardworking mothers for organizing
other parents and holding two fund raisers
and fun seasonal craft activities already.
The officers meet quite often and have
many more fun projects planned.
Prefect Pinning
The Prefect Pinning Ceremony is always
one of the most anticipated fall activities.
Anticipation mounts and there is much dis-
cussion among students about who will be
chosen. Parents of Senior Students were all
seated and waiting as the chosen student
names were called one by one.
Top honours went to Head Boy Chris-
topher Albury and Head Girl LaDenamae
Durham. All of these deserving students
displayed scholarship and leadership traits
we were proud of. After the pinning cer-
emony at school, the prefects, their parents
and teacher, Justin Higgs, had a contract
signing and brunch at the Hope Town Har-
bour Lodge to celebrate. Congratulations
to all the students chosen!
We are fortunate you chose us!
Three families have moved to Hope
Town to join our school family and are
wasting no time sharing their talents with
us! The Gormans are authors of children's

books, and we are thrilled that
Chris began Saturday soccer les-
sons for kids of all age groups.
The Butlers are another family
that is new to our island and Bill
is teaching the senior students
higher level computer skills.
The students have already pro-
duced two newsletters and are
working on our school website
now. The latest family to sail
into our lives are the Goldfeins.
Mother, Rosa Linda, has our
children's Spanish spruced up
and continues with those les-
sons for us. Long time music
volunteer, Carol Beachy, again
worked with some students on
handbell ringing techniques for
seasonal programs. Our school
has always relied heavily on
the talent pool of visitors and
winter residents to widen our
children's horizons. Looks like

this year will be another won-
derful eye opening year for our fortunate
students! Thank you all.
Our school took part in the
World Day of Literacy
What a wonderful day we had really hit-
ting the books in that day! Parents, grand-
parents and family members all flocked to
the school to read to the different classes.

HT School presents yearbook
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Pleasants Higgs, Hope Town School PTA officer
and yearbook co-ordinator, presented a copy of the
school's first yearbook to District Superintendent Le-
nora Black during the school's Open House and Ital-
ian Night Dinner fund raiser /i, criah Students are
now working to produce this year's yearbook.

We were fortunate to have a family with
us that are children's book authors. How
we enjoyed their books! The children re-
ally enjoyed a Cuban grandmother reading
a book in Spanish to them.
We win Educational Award
We were proud to have been selected,
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Hope Town Primary School has a ceremony to acknowledge the prefects chosen for the
year. They are shown here with facility members. They are Dana Malone and mother,
Snui in. i, Netanya Sweeting and mother, Wanda; Evelyn Auguste with sister, M'Elaine;
Albury Higgs with mother, Pleasants; Head Girl LaDenamae Durham with mother, Lau-
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1 More News of the Cays
harbor. All the classes split up and cleaned a House team came out the winner and re- and editor. Proud parents of these talented
Cays From Page 18 wide area on both sides of the road. ceived the privilege of loading up the golf students are Chris and Pleasants Higgs.
for the second year in a row, to receive Halloween Party cart and delivering the cans and enjoyed the Japanese visitor
Tourism's Educational Award at its annual Children all gathered on the playground prize of an ice cream party. No one really Students, teachers and parents all en-
Keep Abaco Beautiful Award Ceremony. in their story-book character costumes to loses in that type of a contest. joyed learning about Japanese culture when
The award is presented to a school that celebrate All Hallows Eve. The array of Successful Paul ("PB") and his wife Yoshi Bruening,
has an ongoing sustainable environmental costumes was amazing! The top prizes swimming sisters who are Hope Town homeowners, visited
education program. Hope Town School's in all age categories went to James and The three Higgs sisters, Albury, Lilly our school. Yoshi wore an authentic kimo-
Principal, Candace Key, was the keynote Christine Albury's three children dressed and Stella, are definitely "in the swim" of no and brought a child's kimono for a stu-
speaker at the ceremony. The students en- as Wizard of Oz characters. Luke as the things. They are all three very successful dent to wear as well. The child's kimono
joyed bringing home the plaque another Scarecrow took the awards by storm! Defi- swim meet competitors locally and in Nas- was hers at the age of 5. They had pre-
time. nitely much time was put into those cos- sau and Freeport. Older sister, Albury, pared a laminated card of pictures of many
Annual coastal clean-up tumes, Christine. made her family and school especially of Japan's most famous sights on one side
As part of our Adopt an Area in associa- Thanksgiving Can Drive proud when she competed in Florida at a and Japanese/English words on the other.
tion with Friends of the Environment and The annual Thanksgiving Can Drive for very large U.S. meet recently. She com- Each student happily pronounced the Japa-
Ministry of Tourism, the school pledges to food baskets for community elders was a peted in fields of 60 swimmers in each nese words after Yoshi and showed deep
keep the mangrove area below the school resounding success. The school held a com- event and came back with a ninth place interest in the culture. Perhaps the big-
pristine. A large amount of debris becomes petition among its Houses and after a month medal for the 100-metre butterfly and a gest treat for them was the Japanese candy
tangled in the mangroves washing in from the of student donations, the Mighty Grouper ninth place medal for the 50-metre back- wrapped in edible rice paper! Thank you,
stroke two very difficult strokes! Albury Please see Cays Page 20
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More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 19
PB and Yoshi, for that educational cultural
Marine biologist shares with us
Melissa Paschke, who is awaiting grad-
uate school in marine biology in January,
visited us and shared a wonderful program
on marine invertebrates with the older stu-
dents and Bahamian fish with the younger
students this week. The topics were of
particular interest as several of the classes
had been studying these same animals or
had seen them locally. She answered many
questions after the Power Point show and
left our students more sea saavy. Good
luck in grad school, Melissa.
Sandwatch members
monitor the reef and beach
By Albury Higgs, Grade 6
Hope Town Sandwatch Team member
Our school took part in the Climate

Change Day of Action recently. This pic-
ture shows our students' forming the num-
ber 350 with their body. This number rep-
resents the amount of p.p.m. of carbon in
our atmosphere that scientists feel is an ac-
ceptable amount for a healthy earth. In our
picture two girls are holding hands. This
signifies the whole world must act together
to lower the emissions to this amount.
Although the Caribbean does not pro-
duce much of the pollution that raises the
carbon level, we stand to lose the most!
Our small island nation--especially the flat
Bahamas-- could become covered if the
sea level rises due to the effects of global
warming. We could become a nation of
homeless people. On some of the moun-
tainous islands residents could run for the
hills, but not us!
Overloading the oceans with carbon
causes them to become acidic which can
cause the death of reefs and sea creatures.
Our reefs are not only homes to many

Students of the Hope Town Primary School formed the number 350 with their bodies.
This is the amount of carbon that is acceptable in the atmosphere. It was an activity that
helped commemorate Climate Change Day of Action .

forms of sea life, but
are a great tourist at- H
traction for snorkel-
ing activity. Reefs are
also important to us
because they act as
storm breaks in severe
In the past few years
our school's UNES-
CO Sandwatch team
has studied the patch
reef we watch for any
changes in its health.
We swam out to it to
remove a large fishing
net which had settled
over it and we swam
out to remove plastic
garbage caught in the
coral. Last year we
produced a brochure "
for tourists on proper
reef etiquette. -
In our UNESCO -
Sandwatch project we Albury, Lilly and
monitor changes on selves in swim m
our test site beach. Freeport. Albury
We will be checking well. She wrote t
closely for changes in the school is invo
sea level rise and do-
ing several types of water tests often to ob-
serve changes. As the Copenhagen Climate
Change meeting is taking place now, we
are hoping that the world leaders can come
to an agreement to work together to lower
the world's carbon emissions to better the
earth. This will insure our island life for
future generations.

Stella Higgs are all making names for them-
neets. They compete here, in Nassau and in
i, cwrdiy competed in the US and did very
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December 15, 2009

More News of the Cays

By Jennifer Hudson
If the success of the 10th Annual Arts
and Crafts Festival at the Hope Town Har-
bour Lodge on November 27 was anything
to go by, things are certainly starting to
look rosier regarding the economy. This
show, which is traditionally held every
year on the day after Thanksgiving, has al-
ways been very popular and well attended.
But during the last two years attendance
had dropped considerably. This year was a
totally different picture, and it was nice to
see the traditional holiday spirit and num-
bers back again.
Last year, as well as the number of per-
sons in attendance being very sparse, the
number of artists exhibiting was also much
smaller. This year, there was an excellent
crowd who stayed right until the end, and
the number of exhibitors was up from 16
to 26. Just two of the stall holders, unfor-
tunately, did not make any sales. The rest
were quite pleased with their sales and
some did very well, indeed.
For six of the exhibitors, it was their
first time showing at the Lodge. Nelson
Ranger is a newcomer to Abaco, having
arrived during the summer from Exuma.
Although his profession is golf pro at Bak-

er's Bay, his passion is photography. He
has spent the past 16 years capturing the
culture of The Bahamas. He enjoys spe-
cializing in Junkanoo and sailing though
he also photographs still life, nature and
abstracts. "Guana Cay provides me with
lots of opportunities for wonderful Atlan-
tic Ocean shots and great sunsets," he en-
Although Linda Cole's line of clothing
is already well known in Hope Town as
it has been a good seller for the past three
years at Sunrise T's, this was the first year
that she decided to show her wares at the
Lodge. Her label is Lady Abaco for the
adult clothing and Baby Abaco for the ba-
bies and toddlers. At the Lodge she showed
some new styles of dresses, culottes, chil-
dren's hats and bags and place mats and
napkins, many done in Bahamian design
batik fabrics.
Sharyn Thompson, who lives in Hope
Town, decided for the first time to display
her delicate floral watercolours depicting
hibiscus and seagrapes.
Mandy Sands from Man-O-War Cay has
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lar exhibitors at the Lodge show were the
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dinghy half models.
Herman Schadt with his watercolours of
Hope Town for which he is well known.
This year he also displayed some vibrant
abstract acrylics which drew much atten-
Linda Schadt, who always has a large

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The annual art show held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge saw a big increase in both
the number of i,, ii and the number of participants. And sales were brisk. It was en-
couraging that our visitors are once again returning and supporting our local functions.
The show included a silent auction of desserts to raise money for spay and neuter clinics
to reduced the dog and cat populations of several communities.



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tern designs on cloth all silk screened by female figure with a series of sirens. This food for the stray animals and the transfer
Cays From Page 27 hand. He hopes in the new year to have young artist was thrilled to sell a large programme of potcakes to homes in the
variety of items such as cushions, bags and some of these designs transcribed onto original from her new series. United States. The volunteers were very
jewelry, this year added quilted items to bolts of cloth. Stephen Knowles with his beautiful pleased with the result of the auction.
her Pandora's Box. In another area Tammy Cash and Kent hand-turned wood bowls and Clark Con- Bristol Wines and Spirits was on hand
Kim Rody, though she had many of her LeBoutillier displayed their usual array of stant with his very colorful and striking once again this year to add to the festivity
large fish paintings on display for which Christmas decorations, mobiles and mo- Haitian art completed those braving the of the occasion by offering complementary
she is best known, also showed several saic work while Virginia Williams offered breezes. wine tasting. This year it featured organic
new paintings with a local flavour, featur- her Andros basket weaving. A very enticing silent auction was held wines from California and two wines from
ing local people. Normally, each year the patio overlook- by Friends of Abaco Animals with volun- Argentina. "We want to reintroduce wines
Students from the Every Child Counts ing the harbour is packed with booths. But teers on hand from the Hope Town, Green to people as there are so many wines these
School eagerly displayed journals they had since this year the weather was rather cool Turtle Cay and Marsh Harbour branches. days that people can get lost," stated one
made from recycled scrap paper which and blustery, most sought the shelter of an Twenty-three amazing desserts, which in- of the Bristol representatives. A large va-
were attractive and interesting and gift tags inside space. Four hardy persons braved clouded such delicacies as Bahamian trifle riety of very tasty cheeses was provided
made by themselves, the breeze and set up outside. The two and Tiramisu as well as a gingerbread by the Lodge and much enjoyed by the pa-
Mary Balzac, in addition to selling her ladies were Olivia Patterson with jewelry house and sugar cookies complete with trons of the show. This lovely day's event
sea glass ornaments and note cards, has made from shells and sea glass and artist pictures of potcakes, were awaiting the certainly provided a good start to the joy-
added small paintings this year; some de- Kaitlynd Zimmer. Kaitlynd, who formerly highest bidders. The funds raised will be ful Christmas season.
picting scenes and some humorous. painted pictures mostly of sea creatures, used for the spay and neuter programme,
Atilla Feszt displayed his original pat- this year had branched into depicting the

Green Turtle Cay will soon have a water supply
j Work is progressing on
the laying of a water
line from the mainland
-to Green Turtle Cay.
The pipes are shown
on the left and the do-
nuts are stacked on the
right. These are con-
crete weights that are
fastened to the pipes
to keep the pipe on the A barge holding four generators along with the engines and many containers of other
bottom. The plastic equipment is waiting at Green Turtle Cay for the seas to subside so they can go around
pipes have to be fused Whale Cay. These are the generators that will be installed at the new plant that Bahamas
together as they are El, in ir Corporation is building at Wilson City. This photo was taken on December 8.
laid. The company has
S hd problems due to Recycle Aluminum Cans
y'^^ P i B : rough water.
Bin located next to Every Child Counts

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f
lot near sandy Atlantic beaches, native vegetation,
Good road access. REDUCED TO $19,900.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379 21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea of Abaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beach home on private 1.20
acres. 1,800 s/f under roof, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.

Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco
frontage and highway frontage. Topography well
suited for a marina site. Utilities available $98,500.

Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.

Bahamas Real Estate
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $322,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $238,950.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach
# 1501 20,741 s/f elevated residential lot adjacent to
Leisure Lee community. 90' road frontage, 5 minute walk
to beach. $80,000.
#567 2,139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee.
Includes 50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage.

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Section A Page 23

Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

"Camelot" # 1234- Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"Argyll House "#483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512 Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,357,000.
"Avalon # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath
Windward Beach home. Immaculately maintained, well
appointed, 2,500 s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open &
covered patios. 24,440 s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"WindwardPalms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House" Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Kokomo ", Brigantine Bay # 1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel with
102' canal frontage, dock & boat lift. $1,895,000.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 1507 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegantly furnished canal home, plus
garage on 10,400 s/f tropically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/1 bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/fparcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Two optional adjoining vacant lots. $100,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032 # 1525 -3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/ffurnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beach views. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club #2031 #1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014- #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.

Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, community pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
course. $490,000.
Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 2 bed ath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "?d ondo on Brigantine
Bay. Include ire units and finger dock. well
maintainecRreat water views. $485,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203- # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
RoyalPalm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking
marina. Includes boat slip. Rental history. $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.

Bahamas Real Estate

Superb BeachfrontParcel# 1362 Treasure Cay level &
cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea views. All
utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & CanalLot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx.
76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd Jumbo Sized Beach fwnt Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/fparcel W4itl'e's) with 115' sandy
beach frontage j I Superior building lot. All
utilities avaiMT. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel # 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach
frontage ofsuger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
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. REDUCED TO $1,295,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel #1470 23,151 s/f
parcel with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of
Abaco. All utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $460,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal parcel with
100'+ of sea-walled & protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot with 126' of
sea-walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head & 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $290,000.
St Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $41,000.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.
Orchid Bay Beachfront Parcel 25- #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tennis
courts, beach pavillion, paved roads, etc. $1,695,000.

Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.

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More News of the Cays

Hope Town District
Council meeting
By Navardo Saunders
The Hope Town District Council is
again considering the controversial de-
velopment at Joe's Cay. A presentation
by realtor Greg Roberts on behalf of the
owners showed Council members how the
marina plans had been altered. Although
the marina has been changed extensively
to avoid any damage to the mangroves, the
land facilities still includes 16 residential
units and one club house. Although only
100 feet or so from Elbow Cay, there will
be no bridge and all access will be by boat.
Mr. Roberts spoke on behalf on Cava-
lier Construction owners Dick Wilson
and Vernon Knowles, the principal own-
ers of Joe's Cay. He presented the Coun-
cil with documents of what has transpired
from May 2004 to October 2009 when the
matter was last discussed with the BEST
(Bahamas Environment Science and Tech-
nology) Commission during a Council
meeting. The documents included approv-
als from the government, an Environment
Impact Assessment and a 2004 Letter of
Approval in Principle by former Chief
Councillor Walter Sweeing, who is still on
the Council as a representative for Man-O-
War Cay.
Mr. Roberts noted that during the Oc-
tober 20 meeting Philip Weech, Director
of the BEST Commission, informed the
Council that an EIA has been approved
following amendments to the project which
addressed concerns by the BEST Com-
mission and residents in the Hope Town
District. He then produced the latest plan

which he distributed to the Council to re-
view and said the plan clearly shows that
significant amendments have been made to
the project. The developer has abandoned
plans to extract mangroves and carry out
dredging for a marina among other things,
Mr. Roberts explained. Residents and the
BEST Commission had expressed con-
cerns about destruction of mangroves and
"Cavalier's budgetary total for all con-
struction fees, overhead expenses is now in
excess of $30 million. A substantial portion
of funds will be spent in Hope Town on
subcontractors, labour accommodations,
supplies, bars, restaurants, etc."
Mr. Roberts noted that in addition to
being appro ved in principle by the Hope
Town Council back in 2004, the develop-
ment on Joe's Cay has also been approved
by Department of Physical Planning in the
Ministry of Works in New Providence and
indicated once again that a version of the
EIA has been approved by the BEST Com-
Following Mr. Roberts' presentation,
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting said
there has been a lot of questions regarding
the ownership.
"It is owned by Cavalier Construction
with Dick Wilson and Vernon Knowles,
who are both equal partners," Mr. Roberts
said. "They purchased through Andy Rus-
Deputy Chief Councillor Lana Russell
asked Mr. Roberts to reposnd to reports
that the sale has not been finalized.
"The initial contract was with Mr.
Davies. He then sold the contract to Mr.
Wells and Mr. Wilson and the sale has

been finalized. I can produce documents
showing that it has."
Mr. Sweeting suggested. "Since there
have been changes to the original plan sub-
mitted in 2004 that had three houses and
since there has been so much public inter-
est in Joe's Cay, I would suggest a Town
Meeting explaining the changes for the
town's input."
Mrs. Russell suggested that the devel-
opers present blown up copies of the old
and new plans to the Council to put on dis-
play for residents to view and make their
comments or recommendations and write

The Council discussed the need on Gua-
na Cay for a labourer to clean the streets,
clean up the entrance by the public dock
and mow some of the verges on Guana
Cay. They are looking into the govern-
ment's temporary employment stimulus
plan that central government is offering.
Concerns were expressed that the light-
house keepers are using electric light bulbs
on some nights as they say that they do not
have enough mantles to keep the lighthouse
lit properly. The members will look into
this as the light bulbs do not put out nearly
as much light as the kerosene lamp.
The Council discussed the status of the
project on Lynyard Cay. That cay has re-
cently been put under the control of the
Hope Town District Council rather than
the South Abaco District Council. The
Council does not know the status of ap-
provals for this project. Administrator

letters in favour or in opposition to the de-
velopment. The plans should include the
changes that have been made so residents
can determine if the changes are in line
with their concerns.
For the record Walter Sweeting said
when he was Chief Councillor and the de-
velopment was approved in principle, it
consisted of only three houses, not the 19
that are intended to be built now.
During the next Council meeting on De-
cember 10 the owners of the cay are ex-
pected to discuss the project further with
the Council.

Cephas Cooper said that no approvals had
been given in South Abaco although the
Council members believe that the develop-
ers were granted approvals in Nassau.
The Council will ask the Crown Lands
office for the list of the cays that are
leased. Some of the Councillors are of
the opinion that the lease requirements for
many of them are not being satisfied. The
group would like these cays to revert back
to government for public use.
A committee of private citizens on El-
bow Cay who work to improve the physi-
cal aspects of the cay are proposing to
build a gazebo at the end of three roads
that lead to beach. These gazebos would
be walk-through structures that would
provide shade and benches for visitors to
enjoy. They would be built with private
funding. The Council approved the idea.


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South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Everyone knew "Miss Lilly." She was
a familiar face seen often in Cherokee
where she made her home for a period of
time during the late 1950s and 1960s. Lilly
Sands passed awy on November 28 and her
funeral was on November 29 at New Vi-
sion Ministries. She will be sadly missed.
I recollect when I first met her. It was
on one special August Monday Out-Island
Mailboat Excursion on the M/V Stede Bon-
net from Nassau. It was my first visit to
Cherokee. She and her husband ran a small
food store from their home, and every Sat-
urday morning all the children in Cherokee
looked forward to homemade jelly-coconut
ice cream cranked up by Mr. Ossie in an
old-fashioned ice cream maker. I believe I
can still taste that heavenly treat.
That trip left me with many fond memo-
ries, and I have had many occasions over
the years to see Miss Lilly, and she always

greeted me like an old friend. She just
seemed like "one of your favorite aunts,"
and I always got a warm hug and a kiss on
the cheek.
Miss Lilly was born in Marsh Harbour to
Wilson and Hattie Sawyer on February 18th,
1928, in a large family of four sisters, Delo-
res, Jennymae, Paronell and Mavis, and two
brothers, Morton and Elton. She married Os-
wald Sands of Cherokee Sound where they
lived for many years. They had one son, Jef-
fery, and one grandson, Cameron. We send
along our deepest sympathy to her family
and relatives. She will be missed by more
than just her family; she will be missed by all
who knew her. She and her familiar taxi will
also be missed by many second homeowners.
May she forever Rest In Peace.
Get well wishes
These days it seems like everyday we hear
that a family member or a friend is suffer-
ing from one ailment or another. Of course,
we wish them all a speedy recovery, but we
would like to especially single out Margaret
Bethel, the wife of our old friend Patrick
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Bethel, who is in the States now researching
treatments and options for her heart prob-
lem. Dear Margaret, please know that you
are in our hearts and prayers, and we look
forward to your coming home soon.
Update on the erosion
at the Bridge Creek
Recently a jetty was constructed to re-
route the tidal flow at the Bridge Creek.
As of this past weekend I can announce
that the tide is back to normal again and
flowing like it did before the erosion be-
gan. The curved spit of sand that built up
has since dissipated and the water is flow-
ing on a direct line north to south with each
tide change and the western beach area has
reclaimed much of the lost sand during
the erosion. In the beginning the boulders
used to build the jetty looked strange, but
now that they have settled into place they
appear as if they were always part of the
landscape. It is good that some concerned
residents acted quickly to correct the prob-

lem before it became irreversible.
Cherokee activities
over the holidays
Cherokee Primary School will have its
usual visit from Santa as school closes for the
holidays. Peggy Albury and the Assemblies
of God church will produce a Christmas Pag-
eant on December 19th and Epworth Chapel
will host a Candlelight Service on December
20th. Old St. Nick will visit Cherokee on
the 24th. Don't forget Foreday Meetings at
5 a.m., the lighting of the community tree
on Christmas Eve, the Christmas Eve Feast
and Watch Night Service at 11 p.m. as well
as carollers strolling through the streets, the
burning of the Guys at The Spit and a New
Year's Eve Service something for everyone.
Merry Christmas to all If you have your
health and your family and your friends
around you, you are fortunate. Enjoy the
blessings of the season and remember to
give thanks for you have what many in this
world do not. Happy New Year.

The creek in Cherokee Sound is back to normal. The boulders were placed to make a jetty
to get the channel once again draining the mangroves without eroding nearby beaches.
The system is working and the erosion of the beach beyond the jetty is once again build-
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December 15, 2009

Central Abaco News

Open House at
Memorial Plaza
By Samantha V. Evans
Some merchants of the Memorial Plaza
held their annual Open House that opens
the Christmas season on November 27th.
The focus of the Open House is to let
customers see what they offer, especially
those businesses that offer seasonal goods.
This year four businesses participated:
Buds and Blooms, Cassiah's Candy Shop,
Abaco Photos and Living Easy Abaco.

Buds n' Blooms in Memorial Plaza was onc

Kids could have their pictures taken with
Santa Claus at Abaco Photos and all evening
during the evening Christmas photos and
other family packages were being offered.
At Living Easy Abaco the kids of some
of the employees had a corner where they
read Christmas stories to kids that came in.
Even though the company manages proper-
ties, the staff works with Sea Grape Realty
in real estate and sales as well. The shop
also sells crafts, artwork and jewelry made
by locals. Persons looking for healthy
lunch items can purchase quiche, salads
and drinks there, too.
This business is owned
by Margo Albury and
her partner, Dianne
Buds n' Blooms al-
ways brings out the
colors for the Christ-
mas holiday and by the
looks of it the pinks and
shades of pink seem to
be the colors this year.
Other colors displayed
were aqua, purple, and
some rainbow colors.
As parents shopped,
the kids were next door
admiring the various
types of candy being
sold as the candy shop.
All merchants pro-
vided refreshments for
those who came by to
shop or just to view the
e again ready for Christmas items.

its Open House held on November 27. The shop was filled with
gifts and decorative items to entice the shoppers who were get-
ting a head start on holiday shopping.

Restaurant reopens
By Mirella Santillo
After closing for a few months for
repairs and renovations, Mangoes Res-
taurant reopened on November 14th, its
kitchen and dining room under the super-
vision of a new chef, Harold Sauer from
Nassau. Mangoes' new menu still features
Bahamian food, but Mr. Sauer explained,
"with an international twist." His idea is to
create a basic menu which will allow him
to cater to the customers' special requests,
depending on the availability of the ingre-
dients. The restaurant is serving through-
out the day without interruption.
The bar menu features items for the
light diner, while the main menu combines
Bahamian ingredients with a gourmet
touch. Chef Sauer will offer free appetiz-
ers at Happy Hour once or twice a month,
so call 367-2366 to find out when.
Catering and banquets are available as
well as specially prepared dishes on prior
Memorial Service
remembers murder victim
By Canishka Alexander
On November 26 the family and friends
held a memorial service for Brendon Dion
Strachan, who was murdered last year
while working in his father store. Novem-
ber 27 signaled a year since his death.
Moderator for the evening was Pastor
Stephen Knowles, who called the service a
celebration of Strachan's life. Close rela-
tives and friends shared testimonies of the
talented, easy-going young man and among
them were Pastor Livingston Edwards and

his roommate and friend, Redante Rahming.
The service was infused with slide-show
presentations that displayed family photos
of Strachan and films that were written and
produced by him. He had attended the Art
Institute of Florida and the New York Film
The Wesley College Band, St. Francis
de Sales Church Choir and individual fam-
ily members sang songs in testimony of
this outstanding, industrious man.
Bishop Simeon Hall, Senior Pastor of
the New Covenant Baptist Church in Nas-
sau and chairman of the National Advisory
Council on Crime, was the guest speaker
who brought an inspiring, hopeful mes-
sage to the hurting relatives. "Those who
murder and take away a life will have to
answer to God," he said. "God has not for-
gotten you."
He informed the audience that measures
must be taken to correct what is wrong in
our society, and many nodded in agreement
while others cried silently. Shirts bearing
the face of Brendon were worn by persons
scattered throughout the church pews. The
service was concluded with prayers by
two pastors: Bishop Lernis Cornish and
Pastor David Cartwright.
Haitian houses
are torn down
By Navardo Saunders
Some residents in the Mud claimed they
are being treated unfairly by Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee Chairman Roscoe
Thompson, who has demolished several il-
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community over the last several weeks.
A group of Haitians confronted Mr.
Thompson on December 2 after he went
inside a building that was being construct-
ed without a building permit and declared
that the owner had until December 4 to
demolish the structure or he would. One
resident told Mr. Thompson that Haitians
are being victimized simply because they
are Haitians.
Mr. Thompson replied, "It doesn't
matter if you're Haitian, Bahamian, Ja-
maican whatever, if you live in this coun-
try, you have to follow the law," he said.
"If you don't put in for an application,
if you don't put in for permits, if you
don't do that, you just can't go and build
a house."
Mr. Thompson explained that during

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the previous week he and John Schaeffer,
engineer with the Ministry of Works, tore
down another illegal building in the Mud
and warned residents that if they build any
new houses, the houses would also be de-
In the case of the latest house, Mr. Thomp-
son said that the owner could have avoided
having the building torn down. "Instead of
repairing the old house, they go three feet
wider on the sides," he said. "They built a
house over a house. You can't do that. It's
against the law. You see all the houses are
numbered. The mistake the owner made is
that they didn't redo the old house. They go
and make a bigger house."
Mr. Thompson explained that the own-
er of the building should have applied to
Town Planning, which may have allowed
her to extend her old house.
Mr. Thompson told the group of Hai-
tians that where they
are situated is all gov-
ermnent land, and the
area has to be regu-
lated before the situa-
tion gets worse than it
already is. The area is
known for drug deal-
ing, prostitution, theft
and other social-ills.
He reiterated that the
owner of the structure
had until December 4
to tear it down or he

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house around an existing house. The number was painted
there by the Ministry of Works to identify existing houses to
help distinguish new construction.

Locair expands service
Locair will begin its first regular nonstop
flights between Abaco and St. Petersburg-
Tampa Bay on December 18th. The flights
will operate using their "Combi" planes,
capable of carrying passengers and cargo/
excess luggage. The flights are set to oper-
ate up to six days a week, shared between
Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Special
introductory fares to Bahamians are avail-
able for $125 each way, plus taxes.
"Going into the busy season, Locair
will be offering complete travel solutions
for Abaconians, second homeowners and
tourists with affordable flights and rea-
sonable cargo capabilities. We've been
operating our scheduled flights and mak-
ing adjustments to ensure a positive travel
experience for all," Nate Vallier, General
Manager, "So far everyone has had an en-
joyable experience, the cargo has exceeded
our expectations. As we build the market,

we will focus more on maintaining a pleas-
ant flight for everyone."
The company has realized that the Ba-
hamas toll free number, 800-205-0730,
works ONLY from 242 phones. If persons
on Abaco want to call using Vonage, Mag-
ic Jack or other VOIP service, they must
use 877-359-4160.
And the company is working to resolve
the credit card issue that asks for a zip
code for Bahamian credit cards. Those
customers paying with a Bahamian bank
card will have to contact the company di-
rectly to pay.
Locair reminds their cargo custom-
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the company a day prior to departure to
ensure transport on the flight of choice.
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placed in boxes.
Open House
welcomes shoppers
By Mirella Santillo
Not only the staff's friendly greetings,
but a display of assorted cheeses and fruits,
wine and a store-wide sale, welcomed the
customers who patronized Palm Cottage
during the afternoon of November 27th.
The shop radiated a Christmas atmosphere
with a Christmas tree loaded with orna-
ments displayed in a window, candles and
sachets emanating sweet odors and all
through the shop sofas and furniture ac-
cented with seasonal items.

What a better occasion to shop for
Christmas gifts or to acquire that decora-
tive accessory you always wanted while
taking advantage of the 20 percent store-
wide sale except for artists' consignments.
The artwork included silk paintings by
Marjolein Scott, cushions by Kim Roberts
and artifacts by Linda Wiltfang. A few se-
lected items even wore a price tag reduced
by 50 percent or 75 percent. Many shop-
pers did take advantage, according to own-
er Channa Albury, who said that a large
crowd visited the shop even before the
official opening time of the Open House
Party, a time chosen to accommodate the
residents of the cays while the closing time
was geared toward people working late.
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Shoppers were delighted with the array of beautiful decorative home accessories and
artwork displayed at Palm Cottage in Marsh Harbour. The Open House attracted many,
and the owners were delighted with the response of the shoppers.

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Mrs. Albury was overwhelmed by the
shoppers' enthusiasm. By mid-afternoon,
sachets, hand lotion and candles were
nearly all gone, she mentioned. Christmas
ornaments were also very popular.
Next door, sister shop Wood You boast-

ed a wide-store sale of 10 percent. A large
selection of furniture, tables, chairs, buf-
fets, desks, garden furniture and more had
just recently been unloaded so there was
a huge choice for the interested shoppers
who came and went, one buying a bed, the
other a table or a chest of drawers.
All through the day, there was a constant

flow of visitors to both stores. Both William
Albury, who manages Wood You, and his
wife Channa, responsible for Palm Cottage,
were extremely pleased with the marketing
results of the Open House.
Newly launched cleaning
service is in full operation
Edna Kemp would like to remind resi-
dents and visitors of Abaco to contact her
at her newly established business, Kemp's
Private Maid Service, which is now in full

operation. The business offers cleaning,
laundry and babysitting services. She and
her staff also clean boats, condominiums,
offices and stores. Pressure cleaning is
available as well.
She is committed to maintaining and
delivering a reliable, friendly and trust-
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Government complex or terminal?

By Navardo Saunders
Many Abaconians would prefer the gov-
ernment scrap plans to build a new govern-
ment complex for now and build a modern,
state-of-the-art terminal at Marsh Harbour
International Airport instead. They say the
airport, the second busiest in the country
with hundreds of travelers passing through
everyday, is key to the island's prosperity
and should be given priority over the gov-
ernment complex which will house many
government department and an Office of
the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, MP
for North Abaco, recently announced that
a number of capital projects will be carried
out throughout the country to create jobs
in the wake of rising joblessness brought
on by the global economic crisis. A new

government complex for Abaco to be con-
structed in Central Abaco tagged at $25
million is among the projects.
But many residents say the government
complex can wait and the money should be
spent on a new, state-of-the-art terminal at
the airport.
One of those leading the call for a new
terminal is Chairman of the Marsh Har-
bour/Spring City Town Committee Roscoe
Thompson. At a recent Central Abaco Dis-
trict Council meeting he said that he thinks
the government should reconsider building
the government complex at this time and
focus on building a first class terminal,
considering that it is the second busiest air-
port in the country.
Chief Councillor Cubell Davis agreed,
saying that a new terminal for the airport

should be given priority since tourism
is the major component of the island's
A group of residents, who did not want
to be named, said they plan to present the
Prime Minister with a petition with the
names of hundreds of residents who would
prefer the government build a new termi-
nal and put the government complex on the
shelf for now. They say construction of the
terminal would create just as many jobs as

the government complex.
The government has said it wants to
build the government complex to so that
it will not have to pay thousands of dol-
lars in rent for its offices that are scattered
throughout the island. The government
feels it would make it much easier for
people to conduct transactions since many
government offices would be in one place.
Meanwhile, the government is accepting
bids for the new government complex.

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The John Bull shop in Marsh Harbour held its open house on November 27. Its patrons
enjoyed viewing the lovely jewelry, perfumes and watches that are offered. The shop
provided dhlitifld refreshments for its customers.

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


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

Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529

Bahamas Vacations + 80
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place
Green Turtle Cay

Bluff House
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
New Plymouth Inn
Ocean Blue Properties +
Other Shore Club
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

30 rm
6 cott
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm

3 cott

Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse

Island Home Rentals +

00-462-2426 Schooner's Landing
Marsh Harl
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 Moore's

na Cay
II hse 365-5178
4 rm l0 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
pe Town
22 rm 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
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

Moore's Is Bonefish Camp


8 hse 365-6048

5 condos 365-6072
bour area
82rms 367-215
6 hse 367-271,
3 rms 367-446
6 rms 367-202
8 rms 367-398
9 rms 367-400
6 rms 3 367-398

8 rms
6 cott
32 effic
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 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
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December 15, 2009

The Abaconian

Section A

Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay .................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...............365-2172

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

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle- Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Locair Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0446
Southern Air- Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
Abaco Air 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

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

Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers
Extra $3 for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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

.X Compliments of The Abaconian

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 1 ayE J
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours

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

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below* Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
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 Marinal 50 ...... 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
Mangoes Marina ........29..............367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

Everyone reads The Abaconian _.

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

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ........................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals.......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................. 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ................. 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ... ........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .....367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ...................367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................. 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental .. .................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals.................. 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals.................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals................365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ............ 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals .................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals..................366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals.......................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ............................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................. 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury.........375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
W ill Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance .......... 365-4040

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

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only Provides
ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers......................... $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ........... ..367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ........... 367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ ........... ..367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ........... ..367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ............ ......... $ ........... ............
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas......................$ .............367-2278
W allys ............................$$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies .............. ..... ....$ .....+.....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ...... ............................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar... ..............365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders .............. $$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.............. $$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ........... 365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant ....$$ .............365-4625
Pineapples ....................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ........................ 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundow ners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge....................366-4477

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I : Abaco Cays Realty extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and the happiest and most prosperous of new years.

160ol' OceantBeach

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i Si:-2,495,000

* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#GGH 1096 S4,950,000.
* "ARTCAFE & BAKERY"- Settlement -Commercial at Main Public
Dock Best Location in town.- 1,900 s.f. Colonial Bldg.- 400 s.f. Cov.
Veranda Commercial Grade Kitchen Land- 96'x84'- 8.064 s.f. Great
Restaurant or Retail #GGI 11109 $867,500.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence -
Covered Porch Land 5.000 s.f. Dock Access Furnished.
fGG O 1011 $375,000.
"THE LOYALIST"- 6-A Leeward Yacht Club 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath
2.016 s.f. 392 s.f. Covered Veranda, 392 s.f. Covered Balcony.
Land 9,241 s.f. 54' of frontage on Black Sound Onsite dockage
available. #GTH 1127- %\\ $1,325,000.
"THE SOUTHARD"- 7-C Leeward Yacht Club-3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bath
2,743 s.f. 728 s.f. Galleries and Verandas, 334 s.f. Screened Porch. Land
9,450 s.f. Onsite dockage available. #GTH 1126 NEW $1,225,000.
MARINA VILLA # 4" 2 Bedroom. 2.5 Bath 1,455 s.f. luxury villa -
Covered Screened Porch Land 7,554 s.f. Deeded Dock Boat
Lift Golf Cart Garage Auxiliary Generator Complete
Renovation 2007. #GTH 1098 $995,000.
"FLIP FLOP" -4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath 2,500 s.f. Residence 2,044 s.f.
Screened Porch. Land 12,091 s.f. 0.277 Acre Great Family Home -
convenient location GTH 1128 NEW $695,000.
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300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300'
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* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous w
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1
Frontage great elevations to 42' abo
* "AERIE"- Parcel # 58 Orchid
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1O
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV 1006 -
.ui.... 'i.': 242' Southwest Sea
- 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco
Available GGV 1131 NE
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco
Available GGVI 132 NE
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach
0.557 Acres Containing 24.292
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A priva
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. -
Good elevations for superb ocean
# GGV1000 -

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0.975 Acres-
100' Ocean Beachfront

3 I Bedrooms, 2 Bathss
1,3360 s.f. Residence
88' dock, 35' T
SAuxiliary Generator
.-| ... MWHI 139- $2,150,000.

Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
4- Bedrooms. 2 Baths
2,170, s.f. Residence
285 s.f (vcied tPorches
Land 3,480 s f, Near
Public Dock in Harbour.
S- historic Gingerbread
SHarbour Views
1 "' 2,76A.fRs AAA

#GTHI 1119- $450,000.
Green Turtle Cay
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
-4,977 s.t" Residence
3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
130'Ocean Beachlron
200' on Coco1 Ba
Private Dock on Coco Bay
15KW Aux Gen.
#GTi 11097 Four Possible Sale
Options Fromn $462,000 for
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"ATLANTIS" 19.239 s.0..- 0.4417 Acre 95'" ofNorth Atlantic Beach-
ite Sound Oceanfront Building Site fiontage 159' in Depth Beautiful Beach-li-ont building site Central Great
of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth Guana Cay location Semi-private dock. #GGV 1135 NEW-$485,000.
t elevation fbr spectacular views
itel HTVl5nr s i"CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6.653 s.fl.-.0152 Acre- 45.47' of Sea ofAbaco
HTVI 125 $495,000 frontage Prime building site can carry a privatiwdock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGVI091 $375,000.
ANA CAY PARCEL "A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.f. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
lding site 321,690 s.f. 7.385 Acre Frontage + 176' SW Boundary + 133' NW Road Boundary + 178'-
of Sea of Abaco frontage Newly SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available #GGV1130 NEW $345,000.
'GGV1 143 $2,250,000. "PARADISE"- 12.141 s.f.-0.2787 acre-One lot oil beach with beach
waterfront building site Two parcels access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco location #GGV 1138 NEW $199,000.
ve sea level -fGGV 1112-$850,000
I Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres GREEN TURTLE CAY
SHighest Points in Orchid Bay "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites 100' 460' of
77 -NEW PRICE $700,000. water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
ifront Building Site 31,243 s.f. 10'-32' elevations 360' views Very private Area
Dock Access Good Elevation #GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
NEW PRICE $667,000. "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
of Abaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft.. Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
Views Beach Access Boat Slips "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel -'26,589
EW $685,000. Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
'RUST- Fabulous Waterfront entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft.. #GTV 1121 NEW $325,000.
D Views Beach Access Boat Slips "LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature.- Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
EW $685,000. 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
Estates 136' prime waterfront site possible. #GTV 1122 NEW $325,000.
2 s.f.- Shared dock access
f Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco. "COCO BAY VIEW" -32,690 s.f 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
te dock can be built on the property. Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $291,000.
LISTING $624,500. "COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
Iphin Beach Estates Oversized .2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -L ot
0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front "CASUARINA" 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
views. l.ush Native Vegetation. site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right otf'shborc
$545,500. #GTV 1074 $89,000.


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98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
S" ,l,"/ #MWI II 16-53,750,000.
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-3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
560 s.f. Residence.

Land 1824 Acres
s- 4 s kEntire S- E. Point of .

Pr ivate Dock
Auxiliary Generator
Fabulous Views
i"Harbon Lgh i" #MWH 1099- $1,850,000.

"SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 76.8 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom,
I Bath 710 as.f of open and covered decks -224 s.f. I Bedroom. 1 Bath Guest
I louse- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260' waterfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #Mwio1099-NEW $775,000.
"VIKING" lDicke-s Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Iaths. 3,360 s.f.
Residence 1.200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary generator #MWH 1001 $1,995,000.
FRESH WIND LANDING" -Dickie's Cay 3 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Baths -
2.460 s.f. Residence 1.400 s.f. Porches-Decks I Bed. 1 bath Snore Box -
7,500 s. Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb I larbour
Views #MWI 1107 $ 1,200,000.
"SUNSPLASH"- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s.f. Residence.-
Bedroom, 1 Bath -400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views #MWH 1019N NEWPRICE- $840,000.
"ANNE BONNY"- 3 Bedrooms, I 1/2 Baths, 1,536 s.f. Residence -
500 s.E of Porches & Decks Land 1.23 Ilillside Acres 180'" larhour Front -
Private Dock. TILLOO CAY #MWH1115 -$1,600,000.
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109 of frontage on Sea of Abaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lilt- 170 of dock- Swimimig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE $1,350,000.
Gcl. I and .I

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Ocean Beach Front
Fabulo us Views
"SummerCamp" SCI 1094- $1,950,000.

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* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocan -front buildise wite 0.51 Acre
- 125'Alantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views- Lsh Native Foliage. #MWVIO81 NEW PRICE $495,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE"- Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea of Abaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. M V 182 NEW PRICE $325,000.

* GREATABACO CLUB Parcels # 6A and # 7A # 6A -
9,243 sq.ft. # 7A 13,845 sq.ft Private Dockage Great Sea of Abaco
Views. 6A-#MHV1102 970,000. # 7A #MHVI103 SI,455,000.

* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- 48 7,548 sq.ft 49 7,117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
- Semi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
S48-#MllIIV 100 $667,000. 4 49 -M I1101 $667,000.

"141 Hillside Developer Parcels"- Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC F 140 Priced firom:$170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # I" Fabulois one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre -f172.61' onrSea ofAbaco- Hillside great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abuaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCVi1117 NEW LISTING $485,000.

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DECEMBER 15th, 2009

Cooper's Town cathedral is dedicated

Eight years under con
Hundreds stood under

Bishop Archilaus Cooper sees his vision become reality

The Faith Walk Church of God Ca-
... ........ thedral held its cornerstone laying and
dedication service on November 29 in
Cooper's Town. After eight years un-
der construction, the new Church of God
.Cathedral was dedicated in a solemn cer-
S.. emony that sets it aside for worship and
The congregation assembled in the
covered entrance to the foyer and watched
S 'while Bishop Archilaus Cooper laid the
cornerstone and while Prophetess Jennie
Humes and Mother Estella Cooper cut
the ribbon. The congregation then took
part in the remainder of the service in the
Assisting with the service were Bishop
John N. Humes, Administrative Bishop;
.Bishop Fedlyn Beason, Caribbean Field
Director; and many local pastors and
The church is under the leadership of
Bishop Cooper, who has been the pas-
tor for the past 24 years. He has seen
instruction, the Faith Walk Church of God Cathedral is now complete and was dedicated on November 29. the membership grow and the church
r the walkway to watch as Bishop Cooper lay the cornerstone and the the ribbon was cut allowing the congre- prosper. He has guided the congregation

gation to enter the sanctuary for the first service. The large sanctuary will seat several hundred i ile the adjoining church hall will
accommodate many activities of the church and community. I

Please see New Church Page 8

Hope Town hosts successful

Big Hill Box Cart Derby

The Big Hill in Hope Town is the site of the annual Box Cart Derby on the day after
Thanksgiving. The carts are judged in three categories: a speed competition, a slalom
competition and a showmanship competition. Overall winner of the senior class were
Dan and Pat McCully with their Red Devils -litti, Every Child Counts Blue Junior
Champion took overall first place in the junior class.

By Canishka Alexander
This year's 11th Big Hill Box Cart
Derby brought hope to the hearts of many
of its participants. Perhaps it was because
the reigning champion, Ricky Sweeting,
bowed out of the race this year, or may-
be because junior and senior competitors
believed their savvy rides would conquer
the course.
One spectator has been watching the
races for the last five to six years. "Usu-
ally the guy you have to beat is Ricky
Sweeting because he has a very profes-
sional car, and he is always faster than ev-
eryone. But he chose not to race this year.
So the car to beat this year is Justin's red
car, which is equally as fast as Ricky's, "

Brad Gun advised. "It's a fast car and it
has a fiberglass body. It's very nice."
The innovative competition draws
scores of locals living on Elbow Cay
and many others who travel by ferry to
the home of this annual event. The 12:15
ferry, which left from Marsh Harbour that
afternoon was crammed, and another ferry
was needed to accommodate the remain-
ing passengers. When passengers arrived
at the public dock in Hope Town, free
transportation was provided for them to
be transferred to and from the site of the
race. However, some opted to rent golf
Please see Box Cars Page 6

New generators have arrived

Four German MAN generators arrived erators weighing about 55 t
at the Marsh Harbour port mid-afternoon A trained crew versed in
on December 10. More specifically four freight will offload the barge
engines arrived, weighing about 100 tons
each and were accompanied by four gen- Pleasesee Generators

ons each.
handling heavy
ge and transport
Page 4

Residents of Elbow Cay decorate the lighthouse each Christmas. Photo: Bonnie Hall

Hope Town prepares for the holidays


Min. Russell inspects Spring City houses

By Navardo Saunders
The remaining 25 homes to complete
Phase One of the government's housing
project in Spring City will begin sometime
this month and immediately afterwards
Phase Two will get underway, Minister
of Housing Kenneth Russell announced on
November 30 while inspecting the housing
project. Mr. Russell said construction on
the homes would start the same week of his
visit or the following week.
The 25 homes will be in addition to the
75 already built. Twelve licensed contrac-
tors who have been approved by the De-
partment of Housing will build the homes.

Phase Two will consist of about 200 ser-
vice lots only. Those who are successful
in acquiring the lots will have the option
of using a government approved contrac-
tor or a contractor of their choice to build
their home which does not have to be mod-
eled after the one, two or three bedroom
government-built homes in Spring City.
Meanwhile, Mr. Russell explained the
delay in constructing the 25 homes. "The
problem was that the money was used to
complete housing projects in New Provi-
dence and Grand Bahama and we ran
short," he said. "But we intend to get more
money very soon, and once that money

The Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell, second from left, visited Spring
City to inspect the construction of the houses that government is building there. He was
pleased with the quality of work and announced that construction on 25 additional houses
there. After those are constructed, government will be opening up to perhaps 200 lots
in Spring City. 5/win here are Kevin Mclnstosh, Project Officer; Mr. Russell; Melanie
Roach, Consultant; and Lorraine Armbrister, Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry
of Housing.

comes through then we will again be in full
force on Spring City."
As for the service lots, Mr. Russell
said when individuals have been approved
by the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation
but decide not to use a contractor who
has been approved by the Department
of Housing, they will still be entitled to
the benefits in the Housing Act, with one
stipulation: "Their contractor must be li-
censed," he said.
Mr. Russell, who was accompanied by
Acting Permanent Secretary in the De-
partment of Hou sing Lorraine Armbrister
and a number of local officials, explained
the purpose of the Spring City inspection.
"We want to make sure that there is easy
access to the new houses, that all the es-
sential services are available and those
that are not available are put in place,"
he said. "We want to make sure for ex-
ample that pipes aren't covered by roads.
Our inspections will continue even when
Phase One gets started to esnure that ev-
erything goes as planned."
Mr. Russell said, "Based on the interest
we have had from Sandy Point to Crown
Haven, the demand for housing on Abaco
is just as strong as it is in New Providence
and Grand Bahama. The only difference is
that what we get from Abaco is normally
correct data because persons on Abaco
have not been applying for 20 and 30 years
for their house. They only apply once as
opposed to people in Nassau who apply
five and six times to try to get a home."
Upon completion of the last 25 homes in
Spring City, Mr. Russell said the govern-
ment's next move will be to develop hous-
ing projects in Cooper's Town, Crown Ha-
ven and Fox Town.

"We already put the lots that are avail-
able in Sands Cove for sale, and the num-
bers are high for persons who want to pur-
chase. We are going to do the same thing
in Cooper's Town and Crown Haven."
Mr. Russell was asked about the status
of the expansion in Murphy Town. "The
Murphy Town expansion is not on hold
at all," he said. "In fact, I just spoke to
the permanent secretary awhile ago and
instructed her to contact the designer in
New Providence to find out where we are
with that.
It's not just Murphy Town, it's also
Green Turtle Cay. So we are going to try
to step it up because it wasn't housing that
initiated those. The designer was report-
ing to the Prime Minister on that because
the Prime Minister initiated it. But we are
moving now to take it over and have a di-
rect relationship with the designer and get
it moving as quickly as we can."
Mr. Russell said housing will move with
urgency due to the fact that Central Pines
has been sold out completely. "There are
still many people looking for properties
here on Abaco and we will provide them
as soon as we can. Spring City in the next
couple of months hopefully will be totally
ready for land sales."
Among the plans for Spring City is the
implementation of a six-inch water line
from Marsh Harbour to good water pres-
sure, several fire hydrants and a commu-
nity park.
As for the level of construction in Spring
City, Mr. Russell said he is very pleased.
In fact, he said it has surpassed the level of
construction by some contractors in New

$45,000 each
$30,000 each


Long Beach Lots 373 & 374 (each)
Lynard Cay Lot 10
Dorros Cove Elbow Cay
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Bahama Coral Island Lot (REDUCED)
Leisure Lee 4 lots (each)
Joe's Creek Lot 12 (REDUCED)

Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-57

11 acres with 660' beautiful
beach front Will divide into
two 5.5 parcels

Mp $1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000

"New" z.b acres az"'
of waterfront. $725,000

Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91
Casuarina Point Home
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4
B.P.Shores lot 15 section 4
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1

$365,00OLong Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each)
Long Beach Lots 412,413 & 414 (each)

Dolphin Beach Estates
Lot 93A/92B $129,000

Coconut Tyme

LOt 31 1Z,6UU sq.Tt
$125,000 REDUCED



Treasure Cay Galleon Bay lot
Outrigger 2 Bed 1 Bath house
Sunrise Bay lots from
Sweetings Village lot (REDUCED)
Royal Harbour Lot 26
Pelican Shores Harbour Front
4 Residential Lots starting @

Dolphin Beach Estates
Lot# 28B $120,000
i iw. UANA C4.Y
017 7-6 ffIvw INN.

Seashore Villas & Harbour
View Haven $2,650,000

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








5th December. 2009




Page 2 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009

The Abaconian

Section B

:/ rew Prices New Listings Great Value
Member of the Bahamas MLS... another reason to list with us.


price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home. US$800,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

SUMMIT IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain in WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings,
this spacious, well-appointed home with spectacular gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances. 1,472 sf
360 degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$775,000. including deck. Community dock. $365,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

overlooking western harbour,2 bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$1,395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.Value added,
new sea wall.Was $2,775,000. Now $2,300,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

Spectacular home, pool & views. 4 bed 4 bath, 2,750
sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

sea,150'dock&boatlift.Mainhousewith I l/2bedl 11/2
bath,guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$ 1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed 3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
sea views, also extra lot available.US$1,499,000. the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home
with pool, dock slip, beach access. Very desirable
family neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

3b/2b cottage US$850,000. 2b/2b Townhouse
US$389,000. Multi-Family commercial Lots US$45,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

OWN outstanding 3 bed 3 bath home on 2 lots. 157ft.on
canal. Fully serviced dock.Well priced. US$1,740,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


WINDING BAY #5126 & #5127
THE ABACO CLUB World class beach offers
total privacy behind the gates of the unique Ritz
Carlton Club US$1,500,000. $2,500,000
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046

S* ftI 4 4

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.362.4211 t 242.366.0163 t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.557.2929 t 242.577.0016

) /arm Wishes ...for the Holiday Season!

Luxurious, spacious condos. pool, spas & other Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
great club amenities. $810,000-$1,750,000. home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 17 Gorgeous Water View. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 NEW LISTING- Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 87 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 Approximately 11,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LoT 152 NEW PRICE dockage available. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EAST VIEW I 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 INTERIOR LOTS- 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4071 BAI IAMA PALM SI IORES LOT 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LEEWARD YACHT CLUB Lots & house packages. From $275,000. Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE .97 acre, 150 ft. harbourfront. $198,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres with deeded water access. $55,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH H I ARBOUR High Rocks Waterfront Lot. High elevation & views. $599,000. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 ACREs Water access and good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY -NEW PRICE Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer
#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPE APT#l- 2B/2B duplex. $1,365/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5053 GREAT CISTERN- 3B/2.5B Sea of Abaco Waterfront. $1,635/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#4858 PELICAN SI IORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,795/mo. Lydia Bodamer
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock, $4,0001mo. Lydia Bodamer

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bath huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home with
100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298
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MLou.tars Brigantine

Page 4 Section B

The Abaconian

December 15, 2009

Moving generators to power plant will take time

Generators From Page I

the equipment to the plant site about 18
miles to the south. One day will be allo-
cated for moving each engine and each trip
is expected to take about eight hours.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, De-
cember 12 a special truck connected to a
trailer with 12 axles, 96 tires and a 100-ton
load will begin the trip. It is expected to
take about two hours to go from the port to
the K & S Service Station corner on Don
MacKay Boulevard.
If the trip proceeds as planned, the rig
may stop at the K & S corner, allowing
the morning commuter traffic to pass.
The massive load will head south on Don
MacKay Boulevard and should pass the
airport junction about noon.
Police will be controlling traffic as the
caravan moves at about two miles per
hour, which is slower than pedestrians

normally walk. Traffic can pass slowly
and may have to creep around by using the
roadside verges.
During this four-day moving exercise,
crews from BEC, Batelco and Cable Baha-
mas will be cutting and splicing overhead
wires as necessary to let the tall loads pass.
Marsh Harbour residents along the route
in town may experience some interruption
of electricity, phone or cable service dur-
ing this move. Areas in South Abaco may
experience power interruptions when high
voltage primary lines are required to be
Moving the first machine is expected to
be the slowest as line crews learn to deal
with obstacles. With experience gained
from the first day's move, the public may
be inconvenienced somewhat less on the
succeeding three trips.
Please see Generators Page 26

Capt. Perry Thomas "
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on 100'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom I bath, beautifully land-
scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. $350,300 gross

Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
New Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2
bedroom one bath on huge lot
over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
entrances and covered back
porches, Central a/c on both
sides, fully furnished, fenced-in
back yard, whole property landscaped. Sale Price $436,000

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

The barge with the generators for the new power plant docked in Marsh Harbour on
December 10. Offloading and transporting the machines to the site will be a timely and
difficult effort. It is anticaped that each of the trips from the dock to the site with the big-
gest parts will take eight hours. Power lines, phone and cable lines will be affected as
some of the equipment is quite high. A crane is shown here arranging slings to lift some
off some of the heavy ancillary components.

I ma wells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor

Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
S room I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for

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

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

New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450
New Listin D x Central Pines #914 two 2 br,lbr
brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros

Murphy Town #0387, a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an
attached I bed I bath apt, with
central a/c and a huge fenced-in
yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in
depth. $258,272 gross
Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
aall with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000

New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross

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

New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br,
I bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath
house in Dundas Town $260,000

Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry
rm, two car garage $330,000
Triplex for sUNDE ii r n #502 2 one-bedroom,
one-bath and I tw $145,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access
and shared do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft.
Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island.
Further reduced from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this
property will go fast. Call today.
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The Abaconian December 15, 2009

Box Cart races raised money for sailing program

Box Carts From Page 7

A good mixture of people and booths
lined the sides of the road that gave way to
the steep incline known as Big Hill. Ven-
dors sold ice-cream, pastries, hamburgers,
hot dogs and a selection of beverages to the
spectators as they eagerly looked uphill for
each race to start. Proceeds from the box
cart derby facilitate youth sports develop-
ment within the community. According to
the box cart banner that waved lazily in the
breeze, Cracker P's Bar and Grill and Sea-
horse Boat Rentals were the sponsors.
Judges waited downhill at the finish line
- one with a timer and the other with a
checkered flag in hand for the signal that
the race had begun. Oblivious or fearless
- some lingered on the outside of the or-
ange barricades, but a voice from below
bellowed to them that they were standing
in the wrong place. "Get off the track" and
"Clear the track" were often shouted, un-

And the countdown would suddenly be-
gin. There was no revving of engines, but
the anticipation built and hung thickly in
the air between the competitors accompa-
nied by a hushed silence that would fall
over the crowd.
Then two motorless contraptions would
burst down the hill in haste to reach the
finish line in the fastest time, each driver
remaining on opposite sides of the five-
gallon water bottles that divided the road
to create two lanes
However, the derby wasn't all about
competition. One man definitely young at
heart was dressed to the nines and play-
ing music in his cool-cat ride that bore the
name: Rage. He just eased downhill going
at his own recreational pace or maybe he
was keeping in time with the tune of his
box car.
The next set of races resembled an ob-
stacle course where cars would maneuver

adeptly weaving expertly in and out of
the water bottles with some narrowly
missing them.
The Man-O-War Junior Sailing and Ab-
aco Junior Sailing carts were represented
at the race, and the driver of Hard Times
predicted a win for his cart. Sonny Boy and
Red Devil put on a good show. It resem-
bled a ritual how carts were slowly towed
uphill by a golf cart inscribed with Hope
Town Harbour Lodge on its side only to
come spirally helter-skelter to the base of
the hill again.
Tom Hazel
of the Hope
Town Harbour
Lodge was the
crowd's next a,
choice among
those they be-
lieve would
win. "He
took a bit of a
spill last year.
His box cart
flipped, and
he broke his
collar bone.
So, yes, go
Tom," Kath- High tech and low tech co
leen Albury to the outcome. An extend
cheered. well constructed cart.

Although she hadn't gotten a chance to
see all of the box carts, the ones she had
seen were all dressed up. "Showmanship
is a very big thing this year, so I can't wait
to see who wins. It's a huge thing for our
community and everything goes to charity,
the kids. We're a very big community, and
we all take care of each other. Our second
homeowners come in for Thanksgiving,
and so it's always a very wonderful thing
for them to be able to partake in this,"
Albury said.

mpeted, and it seemed to make no difference
ed skateboard seemed to compete well with a

Some carts are purchased kts 1/ Iiti most are made by the individuals racing. These two
have just completed a speed race as indicated by the checkered flag.

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Crowds from many towns watched races

By Stafford Patterson
The 11th annual Big Hill Box Car Der-
by was held November 28th on Elbow
Cay. Mother Nature provided a beautiful
day. A former Champion and a newcomer
had a stellar day at the races while a vet-
eran took first overall. Food, drinks and
T-shirts were offered for sale. .
After a full round of time trials were
held, the eliminations began. With en-
tries from Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay,
Marsh Harbour and the U.S., there was
some serious competition for the catego-

ries of Fastest Downhill as well as the Sla-
lom run in both junior and senior classes.
For the second year participants were also
judged in a third category, Showmanship.
Justin Noice of Elbow Cay with his su-
per streamlined Fox 1 entry had the fast-
est time down the 800-foot course in the
senior class seconds, followed closely by
The Coffin in second place, designed and
built by Andrew Wilhoyte (Junior Champ
in '97 and. '98) and Morgan Engle's street
luge third Justin's time downhill was 1.23
seconds faster than seven-time Champion

Big Hill is quite steep. These two carts are just completing a speed race. The fastest time
this year was recorded by Justin Noice with his Fox 1 entry going down the 800-foot
course in 31.97 seconds.

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Rick Sweeting's best pass to date. Unfor-
tunately, the defending Champion on was
unable to defend his title this year due to
prior commitments.
Junior downhill results were Every
Child Counts Blue came first with Obrien
Darville and Marco Dubreus sharing driv-
ing duties. Eli Lowe's Seagull Cottages
came in second, the Abaco Junior Sail-
ing entry came third, Hope Town School
was fourth and Man-O-War Junior Sailing
rounded out the top five.
Slalom competition put on quite a show
of driving skill as drivers negotiated the
course of markers trying not to hit any
of them and incur a five-second time pen-
alty for each marker hit. The crowd wit-
nessed a few great saves as well as a few
wipe-outs. With the best time of one run
each through the markers, Dan and Pat
McCully's Red Devils topped the chart at
35.31 seconds with The Coffin, driven by
Thomas Bethel, coming in second. Justin
Thompson's Hard Times was third.
In Showmanship the judges were unani-
mous in their decision. The two Red Dev-
ils, Dan and Pat with their matching suits
and well decorated cart, got first, Louie

the Lip with Colyn Lightbourne in his
pimp suit scored second and Brady Cobb
with his red feather boa was third in Red
With points added from all three class-
es of competition Dan and Pat McCully
emerged as Champions of The Hill 2009
in the adult class with ECC Blue Junior
Champion coming in first in the junior
class. Trophies were presented to the
winners in a short ceremony following
the racing.
The Box Car organizing committee
wishes to thank all those who contributed
to the success of this event, especially all
those who kindly donated goods or their
time to help out. Funds raised will benefit
the Abaco Junior Sailing Association.
Mark your calendar to attend next
year's event on November 27th, 2010,
and tell a few friends to come along. It is
quite a unique event and worth the trip!

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The Abaconian Section B Page 7

Church Dedication was a joyous occasion

New Church From Page 1
to improve its previous building over the
years, enlarging the building and making it
much more comfortable.
A little more that 10 years ago Bishop
Cooper had a vision of a new building and
since that time has worked to create it. The
members began the ambitious program to
build the church in 2001, eight years ago.
The building is 17,000 square feet and is
built on high ground so will serve as a
hurricane shelter. The large sanctuary can
hold 400 to 500 people with an adjoining
fellowship hall equipped with a stage and
kitchen. The hall will serve the entire area

as a site for public events.
The building was designed by Architect
Donald Dean and the construction was un-
der the supervision of Fletcher McIntosh
and James Edgecombe of FRS Construc-
tion Company.
The Church of God in Cooper's Town
dates back to 1914 when Rev. John Lowe
of Green Turtle Cay and an American
preacher began preaching there. Soon a
small group formed the new church. Bish-
op Cooper is the seventh pastor during the
95 years of its history. This church has

Please see New Church Page 9

This is the interior of the Faith Walk Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's Town that
was dedicated on November 29. The building was under construction for eight years
but the results are beautiful. Daylight streams into the sanctuary from a series of high
dormwer windows. The sanctuary was filled with people from all parts of Abaco joining
with church members for this momentous occasion.

The Hon. Tommy Turnquest, Minister of National Security, represented Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, who was out of the country at the time of the dedication. He is shown
in the foreground. Mr. Ingraham regretted not being able to attend as he grew up at-
tending the church and has been supportive of Bishop Cooper and the construction of the After the dedication service, a delicious dinner was servced in the spacious church hall
new church. adjoining the sanctuary.

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December 15, 2009

Please see New Church Page 8 outside the United States with the church
in Green Turtle Cay being the oldest. The
the distinction of being the second oldest building will now be known as the Faith
continuing Church of God congregation Walk Church of God Cathedral.

Calendar of events
December 14 Spring City Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 15-16 Hope Town Christmas Production
December 15 Murphy Town Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 17 Dundas Town Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 19 Audobon Bird Count, South Abaco
December 24 Santa visits Cherokee Sound
December 25 Santa visits Man-O-War
January 1 Junaknoo Rush on Green Turtle Cay
January 2 Audobon Bird Count, North Abaco
January 2 Firewoks Extravaganza between Lubbers
Quarter and Elbow Cay

Winter Cruisers Return to Abaco

Bishop Archilaus Cooper, center, with his wife Estella to his left appreciated many mem-
bers of his fJimily joining him for the dedication of the church building that he has brought
into reality. It has been years of work, but he is pleased to have succeeded. S/'n 1i are
Jamal, Gwendolyn, Tracey, Laverne, Administrator Cephas Cooper, Bishop Cooper,
Mrs. Cooper, Agnes, Chikera, Lakeisha, Judy, Elizabeth Curtis, Ganyell and Gabriella.

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By Robert Wilson
November 1st was the magical date for
boaters heading south along the coast of
the U.S. or departing for an extended stay
in The Bahamas. As if the date were carved
in stone, the marine insurance companies
have written limitations into their policies
in an attempt to discourage boaters from
traveling south until the threat of an active
hurricane season wanes.
While this remains a reason why the
full complement of boaters bound for
Abaco is yet to arrive, it should be noted
that a large number of others have opted to
head farther south to Eleuthra or Exuma
expecting warmer weather and less frontal

activity and have plans to visit Abaco next
year as they make their way north.
There appears to be a lot of new cruis-
ing boats on the water this year. Many
seasoned boaters have already arrived and
others have plans to return following the
holidays. While the economy remains a
consideration for most, it should be rec-
ognized that a large contingency of those
returning to Abaco do so year after year.
Local marinas, boatyards, businesses
and community organizations can expect to
benefit from this seasonal influx of boaters
as Abaco continues to remain one of the
most popular cruising destinations in The

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School News

Incident at Abaco
Central High School
By Navardo Saunders
Abaco Central High School was placed
on lockdown on December 4 after a free
for all involving some male students left
one of them with a stab wound to the back
and several others with cuts and bruises.
The brawl occurred on campus sometime
around noon. The student was stabbed with
a sharp object. Another was hit in the head
with a rock or stick. Others involved were
also injured.
The situation quickly erupted into chaos;
and police were summoned after teachers,
administrators and the security staff could
not get control. An ambulance was called
for the student who had been stabbed.
Scores of parents rushed to the school
after learning about the incident, but were
barred from entering the campus. The gate
was shut while a number of police officers

could been seen on the campus conducting
investigations into the incident.
By 1 p.m. vehicles were lined up just
on the outside the school as anxious par-
ents waited for word about their children.
As parents waited, a voice on the school's
P.A. system called for cooler heads to
prevail and urged students to settle their
differences without resorting to violence.
Meanwhile, several students were taken
into police custody for questioning.
District Superintendent of Education
Lenora Black was at the Marsh Harbour
Police Station while the students were in-
side being questioned by officers. She be-
lieved the incident may have spilled over
from a disturbance between some students
the night before at a Christmas programme
at the school. She said one student hit an-
other with a rock.
There were reports that a bat was in-
volved, but Mrs. Black, who broke up the
disturbance at the Christmas programme,

Parents of students of Abaco Central High School congregated outside the gate to the
school concerned about the welfare of their children because of an incident that involved
a stabbing and rocks being thrown. A number of students were taken to the police station
for questioning. A hair pick may have been used in the stabbing..

said she never saw a bat. Mrs. Black con-
firmed that a student was stabbed but said
she did not think a knife was used, but
maybe a pen or other sharp object.
Mrs. Black informed newly appointed
Minister of Education Desmond Bannister
about the incident. Ironically, she and the
new school security chief for the entire Ba-
hamas were at the high school earlier in
the day.
Some parents were upset that the police
refused to accept lunches they brought for
their children. They took issue with the
fact that their "minors" were being ques-
tioned without them or legal counsel. It is
not known if criminal charges will be filed
in the matter.
Mrs. Black urged parents to stress to
their children the importance of controlling
their tempers and dealing with conflict in a
mature manner. She said disci-
pline and respect must be taught
in the homes and not only in the
schools. "We look forward to
getting to the bottom of this in-
cident, putting it behind us and
focusing on what's important,"
she said. "That is doing well in
school and seeing our students
become productive young men
and women."
Students now
learn auto
By Canishka Alexander
Lately, many schools have
been acknowledging and re- Student:
warding students for their suc- auto me
cesses and achievements in their on a sta

athletic and academic pursuits. Students
are rising to the occasion and taking ad-
vantage of the opportunities given them.
One school in North Abaco is not to
be left out. Students of S.C. Bootle High
School have been known to be innova-
tive when it comes to academics. Lately,
they've taken their creativity a step fur-
Principal Huel Moss, Jr., said auto me-
chanics is one of the subjects now avail-
able to male and female students at the
school. He said the class gives them the
opportunity to gain assorted auto repair
knowledge and skills. Mechanics from
throughout the community have been help-
ful in assisting the students. Additionally,

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a number of teachers have volunteered the
use of their cars for hands-on experience.
So far, the students are performing well
and have been carrying out rim and tire
inspections on faculty cars in the school's
parking lot.
Students honour
facility managers
By Canishka Alexander
Thanksgiving may have taken place on
November 26, but the students of S.C.
Bootle High School were determined that
the month would not end without their say-
ing "thank you" to a valuable group of
On November 30 teachers and students
participated in a special assembly to ex-
press their appreciation and demonstrate
their gratefulness to its facility manage-
ment team. The team is comprised of six
janitresses, one yardman, one security of-
ficer and one administrative assistant.
Each facility manager was given a gift
from the school, various classes and indi-
vidual students.
However, one of the facility managers
stood out above the rest. After a 30-year
tenure as a janitress at the school, Elea-
nor Bootle retired in June. The school pre-
sented her with an eloquent plaque. In her
farewell remarks Ms. Bootle ordered the
students to behave themselves and listen to
their teachers.
The janitresses of S.C. Bootle are known
for their harmonious singing, so she could
not leave without a parting song. She con-
cluded her remarks by singing two songs
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On November 4, Principal Huel Moss
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bers of his staff to the Bahamas Star Farm
to meet with parents of that community.
He was accompanied by Rashida Murray,
guidance officer, and a few teachers from
the school. They were joined by Insp. Wil-
son Delancy of the Police Force and Selma
Sawyer of the Social Services Department.
The group formed a panel to lead a dis-
cussion. Mr. Moss noted that the parents
were pleased to see them. He said the resi-
dents of the farm community were very re-
ceptive to the school's attempt to reach out
to them. The parents expressed unabashed
gratitude toward Mr. Moss and his group.
Mr. Moss explained that the panel ini-

Facility Managers were honoured at an assembly at S.C. Bootle High Scd
ber 30. Eleanor Bootle received a plaque for her 30 years at the school.

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sonal efforts to meet with the Farm Road
parents at least once a month during the
school term.
Awards Day-Always in
Pursuit of Excellence
By Samantha V. Evans
The students of Central Abaco Primary
School received awards on November 27th for
all the hard work they had done for the school
year 2009-2009. The theme for this ceremony
was Always in Pursuit of Excellence.

Principal Eunice Mills commended the
students who did well and would like to see
more of them work hard so that they can
make the honor roll next year.
The guest speaker was PTA president
Melissa Bootle. She reminded them that
they will have good and bad days, victo-
ries and disappointments, but they must
remember to learn how to get along with
others. She encouraged them to take pride
in their work. Finally, she told them that
as they pursue excellence that they must
remember to respect self, school leaders
and others.

Central Abaco held
Thanksgiving Service
By Samantha V. Evans
Thanksgiving Day was observed at Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School on November
26th and a service began at 9:30am under
the theme: Give Thanks. During this ser-
vice, the students brought non-perishable
items that would be given to needy fami-
lies within the community. Students sang,
danced, performed skits and recited poetry
that spoke of the many blessings they re-
ceived and should give thanks for.
The Thanksgiving message was deliv-
ered by Pastor Emmitt Archer of Abaco
Youth Ministries. He began his message by
telling the students the history of Thanks-
giving stating that it came about due to re-
ligious unrest as some Christians were not
prepared to have their rights restricted. As
a result of their persistence and willingness

to stand up for what they believed, these
Christians were able to settle at Plymouth
where they eventually grew a bountiful
harvest. Hence, the celebration of Thanks-
giving began.
He told the students that there are some
things they can choose to do every day to
show how appreciative they are for their
blessings. He encouraged the children to
show appreciation to others by saying thank
you the people to help them. They should
thank their parents for all that they do.
At the end of the service a luncheon was
held for the staff at the school.
Isaac Russell Wins Boys
Reading Challenge
After a month of reading chapter books
and filling out the newly revised book re-

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Students at Central Abaco Primary School received certificates, medals and trophies for
achieving excellence during the school year 2008-2009. One hundred five students made
the regular honor roll, 32 students made the vice principal's list and 13 made the princi-
pal's list. Those to make the principal's list are shown above: Phendlyn Dubreus, Kobe
Celestine, Brianna Green, Selane Saunders, Calvinae Gilbert, Denise Decius, Naka-
jah Adderley, Twanesha Lightbourn, Antonyah Mackey, Lorenz Carter, Amelia Gomez,
Kadesha Canton, and Sidney Decius.

1he participants in the Boys Reading Cnallenge at central AOaco primaryy Scnool are
shown with Kenneth Romer of Sky Bahamas, who awarded the winner with a laptop
computer. Sky Bahamas also awarded other boys with round trip tickets on Sky Bahamas.


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ports, the 22 boys from Central Abaco
Primary's upper school who took on the
challenge to read high quality books were
rewarded on November 27th.
Isaac Russell of grade 6, who read 65
books, reigned victorious as his book re-
ports were excellent. He received a lap-
top donated by Sky Bahamas as his main
prize. Sky Bahamas included the entire
Windows package and installed reading
programs for him. He also received five
chapter books, a photo package, a hair-
cut voucher, school supplies, word search
book, and other surprises. All of the top
students received reading books, school
supplies, special games, treats and other
The other top students were Darien
Moureau, Receleph Mere, Steven Jones,
Brandon Meadows, Trevar Blanc, War-
ren Moreau and Sidney Decius. All of
these students did an excellent job writing
their book reports. They had to draw main
idea, inferences and conclusions from the
books to relate them to the theme Making

Manners Matter.
Ms. Evans believes in rewarding stu-
dents with quality items especially when
they do well. She has tried to get a lap-
top as the first prize for the past two years
and, thanks to Sky Bahamas, it was pos-
sible this year. Mr. Kenneth Rumor was
on hand to present the lavish gift. He also
pledged that they would be the annual
sponsor of the laptop for the Boys and
Girls Reading Challenges at this school.
Receiving a cash prize from Capt. But-
ler and his wife were Steven Jones and
Sondley Cajuste. Steven Jones received
his recognition for getting his entire book
reports correct, being self-motivated and
dedicated to improving his reading skills.
Sondley was recommended by his teacher
as she admired his dedication to reading
books and writing his book reports and his
level of self-motivated.
Receiving a round trip ticket from Sky
Bahamas to fly anywhere in The Bahamas
was three-time winner of the Boys Read-
ing Challenge Sidney Decius. Recleph
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with the most participates, Roberta Lind-
say, received a round trip ticket from Sky
Bahamas. The Girls Reading Challenge is
in February and the winner will receive a
laptop as well.
Coordinator of the program Samantha
Evans said that last year the school had 99
percent participation from the boys who
registered but this year the number was

down again with only 25 percent of those
who registered participating. The boys re-
ceived a certificate of participation. Those
who read 10-15 books received a chapter
book as a prize, and those who read more
than 20 chapter books received special
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School From Page the form of canned goods or talents. Each decoration around the multi-purpose hall torical/Cultural Resort throughout the Ba-
year Principal Jacqueline Collie encour- where parents, guests and students could hama Islands. She was one of two students
ages the staff and students to show their see the items each class had collected. chosen from Abaco and on November 21st
thanks to God by making others happy and The theme was Give Thanks and Pas- she travelled to Nassau to defend her essay
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Gives Thanks way. Hence, she used Thanksgiving in a God Dundas Town was the speaker. Each did not win, Mrs. Collie is proud of her
By Samantha V. Evans positive way for the school to take goods class participated with prepared acts which making it to the top 10 in all of The Baha-
At Long Bay School in Dundas Town to those who are less fortunate. Their food varied from musical numbers to puppet mas and proudly representing both Abaco
the staff and students all played an integral drive culminates in the Thanksgiving pro- shows, skits and praise dances. Pastor and Long Bay School.
part in giving thanks to God whether in gram held this year on November 26th. Campbell gave a poignant message and left St. Francis students
The food collected served as a part of the the students with words they will not soon
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Students form human AIDS ribbon teachers, this is the place, now is the time, By Canishka Alexander
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Principal Collie mentioned that Leann cis de Sales School, has had a number of
Albury was one of the top 10 finalists
for the Elmira Student Scholarship of Please see School Page 15
$60,000. Her topic was Establishing His-

On December 3rd students from schools on Abaco gathered at St. Francis de Sales
School to make the human AIDS ribbon. After doing this, Principal Josephine Kumar
told them that eight years ago she started the AIDS walk and rally, and it soon caught *
on. Now they gather to make the Human AIDS Ribbon as a symbol of keeping the prom-
ise. She added that all of the money raised from the t-shirt sales goes to the AIDS Foun- *
dation of The Bahamas to help those living with the disease. Ishmael "Stretch" Morley
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sions as they will affect them for the rest of their lives. Robins and Octavia Dean-McIntosh. Octavia o, rci"lv won $30,000 with an essay on
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School From Page 14
recent successes at the school. She was
referring to three students, Octavia Dean-
McIntosh, Quitel Charlton and Va'Shon
Robins, who have brought honour to their
school by their accomplishments.
Williams began by speaking about Octa-
via, who won a $30,000 scholarship from
Elmira College in upstate New York for
writing an essay based on this question:
"Do you have an idea that could boost the
Bahamian economy?"
Thanks to her mother Valerie Dean,
whom Octavia described as an avid gar-
dener, she learned about the stevia plant.
She selected the stevia plant and focused
on how to cultivate large plantations of the
plant and manufacture its extracts. The
plant is used as a sweetener and dietary
supplement in some countries.
Octavia conducted a seven-minute Pow-
erPoint presentation for a panel of judges on
November 21, and to her delight she was
selected as one of the ten finalists. Further-
more, when it was all over, she was a run-
ner up in the competition. That was when
she was rewarded with the scholarship.
"It's safe to say that I was beyond ex-

cited. Imagine me a 10th grader and I
already have money for my college funds,"
she said.
Octavia and Quitel also entered the 10th
Annual Public Service Week and Recogni-
tion of Retirees Essay and Speech Compe-
titions in a ceremony was held at the Cen-
tre for the Performing Arts on October 30.
Quitel was recognized as the second place
winner in the speech competition and won
$500 while Octavia received $300 for plac-
ing third.
Quitel and Vashon will be on the Abaco
team for a debate competition in Freeport
and will be competing in Zone 1 of the
competition. The third team member is Ra-
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that upcoming debate competition.
However, Quitel is not simply focused
on just winning. She speaks because it gives
her the chance to voice her opinions. She
said that the topics they are given are not
only for the competitions they participate
in. "It shows how we feel about certain is-
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Little League members meet
with Freeport executives
By Samantha V. Evans
Clyde Edwards, District Administrator
for Little League Baseball in The Baha-
mas, along with Alonzo Pratt, Vice Presi-
dent of the Grand Bahama Baseball As-
sociation, was on hand on December 3rd
in Marsh Harbour to speak with the newly
elected officers of the All Abaco Little
League Association. He listened as the
members talked about their plans to get the
games organized and the children placed
into various leagues. They discussed ways
that they can get the word out to the pub-
lic about the league on a more regular and
consistent basis.
Director Faron Newbold reported that
the bathrooms at the Murphy Town Park
are being repaired at this time. However,
repairs to the fence have not yet been made
as the area the Association wants to have
enclosed was not clearly understood by
those giving quotes. He further told them
that the Association will have to find some-
one to clean the area or be prepared to go
out themselves onto the field to clean the
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ment, the application process for players,
opening a bank account to handle Asso-
ciation business and ensuring the safety to
children while at practice and when they
are at a game.
Mr. Edwards told the members that
they must organize themselves properly
before they go full fledge into promo-
tions. The public relations officer, Jef-
frey Rodgers, agreed. Mr. Edwards told
them that some of the methods that they
used in Freeport included seminars at
schools, announcements in church bulle-
tins and flyers. They have all been very
effective. He told them that the applica-
tion form presented was a good one, but
they have to remember that insurance
and association expenses must be consid-
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to kids. They should look into getting
quotes for insurance to cover the kids so
that this information can also be shared
with parents.
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of bringing Abaco under the Federation's
insurance so that they can get a better rate.
He further told them that when their equip-
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store and distribute it so that it does not
disappear. They need to make their plans
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Volleyball Championships
By Mirella Santillo
The Volleyball championships games
marking the end of the season were held
on December 4th and 5th at the Grace
Gymnasium. Two games were played on
Friday evening. The women's champion-
ship game between the BTC Strikers and
the Dynamic Divas was played first. Both
teams competed in a fierce match which
required five sets to determine the winner.

The basketball season is well underway on
Abaco. The Thanksgiving Basketball Tour-
nament was held on November 27 and 28
and all games were all played at Ocean
View Park in Dundas Town.

The BTC Strikers were the first to reach
the 15 points needed in the last set to win
the championship. The match point stroke
was served by seven-year-old Chanae
Davis, the daughter of coach Randy Da-
vis. The BTC team remained undefeated
throughout the season.
The second game of the evening fea-
tured two high school teams, the Agape
Eagles and the St Francis Tornadoes. The
winner was to play the Abaco Central
High School Marlins the following day.
The Eagles won the two first sets, elim-
inating the need of a third set. It was up to
the Eagles to defend their victory against
the Marlins on Saturday evening, which
they did by winning the first set and the
third set.
The highlight of the tournament was
the final game between the BTC Strikers
Men's Volleyball team and the Age in Ac-
don men's team. It was great volley ball
with each team delivering its best efforts,
so much so that it took seven sets to finally
have a winner: Age in Action!
The Friday games were well attended,
but unfortunately because of the Christmas
Festival, only a few people supported the
players on Saturday. But that did not deter
theteams from playing their best.
The awards were presented after the
game by President of the Bahamas Vol-
leyball Association, Don Cornish who had
come from Freeport for the occasion.
Personal awards were presented to each
players and extra awards were given to
the Most Valuable Player of each winning
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for the BTC Strikers, to Ashley Carrol for
the Agape Eagles and to Cedric Ferguson
for Age in Action.
Chris Smith, a former national player,
is the president of the Abaco Volley Ball

Vitamalt sponsors
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DeCarlo McPhee of Burns House pre-
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the trophies for the winners of the Thanks-
giving Basketball Tournament. The tour-

nament brought in teams from
Cooper's Town and North
Abaco, the Treasure Cay Youth
Club, the Grand Cay Lions,
Youth in Action and Sunland
Baptist teams..
As part of the championship
weekend, a steak-out was orga-
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for the trophies for the Thanks-
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Si,,n', are DeCarlo McPhee
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nized to aid one of the players who was
injured recently and to assist some players
from Abaco who attend Sunland Baptist
on Grand Bahama. Both the championship
tournament and steak out were successful,
according to Morley.
The championship results indicated that
in the under 12 championship game with
Youth in Action vs. Treasure Cay Youth
Club, Treasure Cay scored 46 points and

Basketball is quite popular on Abaco and by the en-
thusiastic start to the season, it should be a great sea-
son. These players are competing in the Thanksgiving
Tournament played at Ocean View Park.

Youth in Action scored 28 points. In the
under 15 championship game, it was the
Youth in Action team rivaling Wood Cay
Lions for a score of 51 points to 43 points.
In the under 20 boys championship game,
the Sunland Stingers pummeled the Youth
in Action team scoring 71 points to their
Bodybuilding -
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Veteran bodybuilder Arthur
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trophy for the same age group.
The show closed the 2009 sea-
son, and it also was Arthur's
49th year of competition. The
new season will begin in March
12010 when Arthur again steps
on stage beginning his 50th year
of competing.
Arthur competed four times
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Football comes to Abaco
By Mirella Santillo
If you passed the Murphy Town Park
in the afternoon of November 28th, you
would have witnessed an unusual scene:
football players practicing for an upcom-
ing game of American football. They be-
longed to the Eight Miles Rock Crushers
and the Freeport Titans who had come to
Abaco to play a promotion game that same
afternoon. According to Ricardo Robin-
son, head coach for the Crushers, they
were hoping to awaken the interest of local
youths for American football.
Between the players, coaches and sup-
porters, approximately 60 people came
on the ferry for a two-day stay on Abaco.
The game which lasted approximately two
hours was won by the Crushers 26 to 6.
A local player, Darius Pinder, men-
tioned being in the process of putting a
team together, the Abaco Pirates. Should
that football team get organized, the Grand
Bahama visitors are willing to come on a
regular basis to play matches.
On a regrettable note, the Grand Baha-
ma players were in an accident upon leav-
ing Abaco. According to James Kemp, the
coach for the Titans, although a couple of
people suffered serious injuries, everyone
is expected to fully recover.
Swimmers compete
in Freeport
By Cathy Pinder
Thirty swimmers, coaches and fam-
ily members traveled to Freeport to enter
in their second inter-island swim meet of
the year as a new club. The 10th Annual
Northern Bahamas Short Course Juniors
Swimming Championship meet was held

there on November 21.
The team knew that practicing morning
and afternoon for the previous weeks was
about to pay off and no one could hide their
On our arrive at the pool the day of
competition began.
Sixteen of our team members participat-
ed in the various events, all placing within
the top seven in every event. Coach Lau-
rence, Coach Brenda and Assistant Coach
Stephen continued to encourage, train and
support the swimmers in every event they
entered while moms, dads and friends
cheered loudly from the side lines.
Abaco Swim Club placed third overall
in the day's events. Once aboard the bus,
Coach Brenda announced all the placing,
with cheers and whistles the team roared,
"We did it, and we've got more to come."
The team intends to train throughout the
winter season with the help of a new pool
heater and plans to attend several meets
next year with the goal to attend Nationals
in June.
This meet confirmed our vision. Abaco
is the best, and we have great kids and
great parents. We can do it, we have what
it takes.
Boys 6 and under
Trent Alburyr 50M Freestyle~ 2nd
Place, 25M Backstroke~ 2nd Place,
25M Breaststroke ~ 2nd Place, 25M
Freestyle ~ 2nd Place
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Boys 7-8
Brady Pinder 50M Backstroke 2nd
Place, 50M Breastroke~ 5th Place, 50M
Freestyle ~ 4th Place
Girls 9-10
Rebekah Higgs 100M Freestyle 7th
Place, 100M Breaststroke 4th Place,
50M Freestyle ~ 6th Place
Christina Pyfrom 50M Butterfly 3rd
Place, 100M Backstroke 2nd Place,
100M Freestyle 6th Place, 50M
Freestyle ~ 5th Place

Boys 9-10
Miller Albury Boys 9-10 50M
Butterfly~ 1st Place, 100M Freestyle 3rd
Donte Richard 50M Freestyle 6th
Place, 100M Breaststroke 4th Place
Joshua Wong 100M Freestyle 2nd
Place, 100M Breastroke ~ 2nd Place, 50M
Freestyle ~ 3rd Place
Girls 11-12
Natasha Albury 100M Backstroke ~ 3rd
Place, 50M Freestyle ~ 4th Place,
100M Breaststroke ~ 3rd Place, 50M
Butterfly -3rd Place
Kylie Pinder 100M Backstroke 2nd

Place, 50M Freestyle ~ 2nd Place
Boys 11-12
James Boyce 100M Backstroke 3rd
Place, 50M Freestyle ~ 2nd Place,
50M Butterfly -2nd Place, 100M
Breaststroke ~ 3rd Place
Girls 13-14
Miranda Albury 50M Freestyle 3rd
Place, 100M Breastroke- 3rd Place
Aisha Lebrun 100M Backstroke 2nd
Place, 50M Freestyle ~ 6th Place,
50M Butterfly 4th Place, 100M
Breaststroke ~ 4th Place
Boys 13-14
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50M Butterfly 2nd Place, 100M
Breaststroke ~ 2nd Place
Boys 15 and Over
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100M Backstroke -2nd Place, 50M
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The funeral service for Hannah Alice
Hall, 62, formerly of Man-O-War Cay
was held on November 25 in Nassau. In-
terment was also in Nassau.
She is
survived by
her husband,
Oliver Hall;
Naomi Rob-
erts; daugh-
ters Carla
Darling and

Hannah Hall Thompson;
sons Roger, Brian and Randy Hall; grand-
children Alyssa and Zachary Hall, Bran-
don and Brent Hall, Candace, Chelsea,
Cassidy and Chloe Darling; daughters-in-
law and sons-in-law Wendy Hall, Elise
Hall, Shorn Darling and Drexon Thomp-
son; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law
Francis, Roberts, Margaret and Mike. Es-
trella, Marlene Roberts, Kayla Thompson,
Jeannie Hall, Richard and Christine Hall,
Patricia and Ross Carey, Bradley and Beth
Hall and Gladys Darling; nephews and
nieces Christine Albury, Paul Roberts, Eli-
ana, Elisa, Maria, Monica, George, Gail,
Kevin, Keith, Karen, Crystal, Michelle,
Frederick, Rosie, Suzanne, Anthony,
Cindy, Raymond, Roscoe, Robert, Rich-
ard, Ashley, Marisa, Linda, Ciro, Latario
and Mikhail; and many other relatives and
The funeral service for Benjamin Bren-
nen Davis, 81, of Murphy Town was held
on December 5 at Bethany Gospel Chapel
in Murphy Town. Pastor Bert L. Williams
officiated. Interment followed in the Mur-
phy Town Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his daughters San-

Benjamin Davis
Davis; brother Herschel Dav
raine Farrington and Aremei
grandchildren Tiffany, Brit
Natasha, Gretel, Judith, M
Lashasha, Schumir, Leann
Denard, Deberia, Jopedo, S
sha, Christina, Kimberly,
ard Jr, and Tyia; great=g
nieces; nephews; sisters-ii
Davis, Willimae Dawkins an
vis; brothers-in-law Benjar
George McKenzie and Leon
sons-in-law Sterlin McKen
Forbes and Leroy Woodside
law Addie Davis; grand-dai
Taka Davis and Chess Dav
in-law; godchild Lloyd Swa
other family and friends
The funeral service for
Stuart, 78, of Moore's Isl
on December 5 at Zion Bapi
Moore's Island. Pastor Nixo
ciated assisted by Pastor Pre
Interment was in the Moore's
He is survived by his
Stuart; sons Dudley, Georgc
Edmond Stuart; daughters I
Francina Heild, Fever Rob
nique McKenzie; stepchild

dra McKen- Icelyn Hanna a
zie, Helen Neville and Cl
Forbes, Joy Keva and Mash
and Cecile
Davis; ad-
opted daugh-
ter Natasha
Davis, sons
Joseph and
Selvin Da-
vis; adopted ,
son Tyrone
is; sisters Lor-
nta McKenzie; Ivan Stua
tany, Tyrone, ette Curry, Gan
listy, Dennis, leyneandKishne
F, ranchesca, PJ, Dudley Jr,
elvin Jr, Kei- Sheen, Anthon,
Sable, Rich- rett, Garnette Jr
grandchildren; Janero, Jeron,I
n-law Verleta Tavano and Ja
d Beverly Da- and Christone
nin Dawkins, Elliot, Santonio
nard Knowles; Rodriquez and
zie, Sherman grandchildren;
; daughter-in- Ellis, Junlos, C
ughters-in-law ville, Norman JR
is, grandsons- Ralph, Shadrac
in; and many Stuart, Roosvel
Barry and Jim
Captain Ivan ron, Jason, Mini

and was held
tist Church on
*n Simms offi-
ston Knowles.
s Island Public

wife Kathleen
e, Ivan Jr and
Eulah Greene,
lerts and Mo-
ldren; sisters

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and Olive Rolle; brothers Carlos Small; nieces Jennifer Simms, Lo-
yde Stuart; grandchildren raine Nesbit, Doris Rahming, Hildareen
ieva Davis, Charnale Fox, Smith, Lyndamae Jones, Renee Small, Jo-
Sheena Kelly, anna Rolle, Femena and Donnamae Davis,
Mellisa, Sha- Shanty and Shanna Stuart, Carolyn Gaitor
rissa, Sonia, and Etajane Culmer; daughters--in-law
Alicia, Ashley, Daisymae and Awandale Stuart; sons-in-
Kativa, Gar- law Collins Heild, Nicolas Roberts and
nique, Crystal Freeman Greene; sisters-in-law Eulah Mc-
and Phylicia Bride, Loretta and Susan Stuart; brother-
Stuart, Marlyn in-law Heman Davis; godchildren Annie
Crossdale Darville,. Edison Davis, Katrina Seymour
Eulareese and Cindy Clarke; cousins Milton, Rod-
rt Greene, Jauny- ger, Salathiel and Elder William Swain,
ivia Johnson, Garnetta Al- Elouise and Annamae Cornish, Emmaline
elle Heild, Bradley, Javane, Butler, Isamae Dawkins, Ida Knowles,
Audley, Dominic Stuart, Ellma Curry, Leotta McDonald, Rolance
Peterson, Nicholas, Gar- Swain, Labon and Leonie Davis, Edward
, Garno, and Tenair Stuart, Stuart, Isamae, Tom, Scott, Clyde and Cal
Leroy and Mckale Stuart, Davis, Gloria, Shelia, Etamae and Mar-
ivan Greene, Christopher geret, Roland, Elvis, Joseph and David
Heild, Feliscio Knowles, Stuart, Antionette Dean, Allison Burrows,
and Edvon Stuart, Lynette Virginia Wells, Ophelia Ward, Ida Stuart,
Sharette Capron; great- Raphelita Thompson, Berlene Johnson;
nephews Norvel, Micheal, and many other relatives and friends.
:arrington, Sherman, Car- Nathalie Greene, 95, of Moore's Is-
r, Oswald, Wenzel, Mario, land, died in Nassau on November 29.
k, Rolland and Simmion She is survived by her daughters Melvina
Williams, Kelly Knowles, McBride, Catherine Williams and Alma

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Obituaries Pom Page 22
Millis; son Robert Greene and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Wilfred Cor-
nish, affectionately called "Uncle Bill,"
85, was held on December 6 at Change
Ministries International in Murphy Town.
Pastor Paul Scavella officiated assisted by
Pastor Renardo Rahming. Interment fol-
lowed in the Dundas Town Public Cem-
'.' is sur-

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stone (Winkie) Alfredo, George and Pas-
tor Samuel Cornish, Oswald and Wensil
McBride; daughters Marguerita (Maggie)
Cornish, Rosalie Cornish-Jones and Ernes-
tine Rolle; daughters-in-law Patricia, Re-
nay, Brenda and Carmen Cornish, Mary-
ann and Allison McBride; grandchildren
Niwano and Kailonni Ferguson, Tavia and
Patrick Maynard, Conrad and LaShanda
Riviere, Tamika and Petral Rolle, Crys-
tal and Rohan Spicer, Livinseya, Living-
stone Jr., and Anitra Cornish, Timothy
and Anneisha Jones, Ashana, Alfredo Jr.,
Corrinne, Georgia, George Jr., Jaynell,
Samuel Jr., and Joshua Cornish, Chaqua
Ferguson, Zeneikah and Zendell Jr., Car-
ey, Kermit, Nadia, Renardo and Tamika
Curry, Cindy Curry, Meredith and Mingo,
Oswald Jr., Mercury, Desmond, Jarrod;
Manvella, Chevez, and Chavez McBride,
Dovania and Leslie Archer, Celestine,
Chanzel, Chovanzin, Chevonia, Chanarve
McBride, Shanta Moore, Adencia Miller,

Kashina Kemp, Luciene Mingo, Lucinda
Hemmings; great-grandchildren Nakia,
Taylor, Kamyia, Pa'Tavia, Anton, Dre-
meka, Dremeko, Ta' Petra, Rohan Jr.,
Sheena, Mya, Caleb, Xavier, Zaria, Mia,
Kermisha, Rico, Dominique, Jasmine, Re-
nardo, Demetrius, Zenna, and Nya, Ariel;
brother-in-law Rev. Roland Swain; sisters-
in-law Cleola Sawyer, Joyce and Valder-
ine Smith and Id Swain; nieces Felemease
and Gelita Sawyer, Margaret Moore,
Sharon Lloyd, Jennie Smith and Michelle
Brennen; nephews: Robert, Walter, Ema-
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December 15, 2009

A Local Government at Work

Central Abaco District Council Nov. 23
By Navardo Saunders
Nearly 30 bids for the upkeep of verg-
es and a park have been submitted to the
Central Abaco District Council for consid-
eration. Tenders were sent out for the up-
keep of S.C. Bootle Highway, Snake Cay
road and Murphy Town Park.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
unsealed the tenders during the meeting.
In some instances it was unclear if the bids
were submitted for the upkeep of one area,
two areas or all three.
Chief Councillor Cubell Davis sug-
gested that individuals and companies who
submitted bids be summoned to meet with
the Council early in the new year to dis-

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cuss the bids. He said it was also impor-
tant to meet with the bidders to determine
if they have trucks and other equipment to
carry out the jobs. Additionally, he wanted
to make it clear that the jobs are a five day,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job. The other members
of the Council agreed that meetings with
the bidders should take place.
In other news from the Council meeting,
Administrator. Cooper announced that an
islandwide exposition is being planned for
February 2010. "This is going to be spon-
sored by the Ministry of Agriculture and
BAIC in conjunction with Local Governe-
ment," he said. "We're asking for the as-
sistance of local government. We already
have about $16,500 as a budget to bring
the whole island together. The event will
showcase what Abaco really has to offer in
the areas of agriculture, agribusiness, arts
and craft. We want to bring all of the arti-

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their goods."
Mr. Cooper said the purpose of the
expo is to encourage people to get into
agribusinesses, raise the level of apprecia-
tion for locally grown produce and locally
made commodities and also to secure stron-
ger partnerships between the agriculture,
education, marine industry and tourism
sectors. "It is hoped that we will include
in this expo agriscience and technology,
food processing, a food court, handicraft
section, marine resources, ornamentals,
perhaps even livesock and entertainment
throughout the day. This is all to expose
what Abaco has to offer," Mr. Cooper
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The government proposes to hire 2,500
people throughout the country on a tempo-
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growing numbers of unemployed people.
The deadline to submit applications was
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The Council received a letter from Ab-
aco Youth in Action asking for sponsor-
ship of $100 for its first annual Thanks-
giving Basketball Tournament. Another
letter from the maintenance man at the
high school requested $1,608 for urinals.
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baseball field and track at Abaco Central
High School. Chief Councillor Davis had
received several quotes for repairs to the
fence and the bathrooms at the park, which
are utilized by scores of people everyday.
Councillor Faron Newbold, who assists
with the program, explained, "We started
Little League baseball and the turnout is
very good. Sometimes we have like 100
plus kids. We have kids from Sandy Point
to Cooper's Town. The reason we want
the bathroom repaired is the kids that are
participating are from ages five up to 17.
The school bathrooms are too far away,
so we want something that is close so that
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access the bathroom and get right back in
the game. "
Chief Councillor Davis read quotes he
had received for fence repairs and replac-
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Pleasants Higgs joins Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty, giving the latter a per-
manent presence in Hope Town on Elbow
"We're delighted that Pleasants has
joined the Coldwell Banker Lightbourn
Realty team," said Mike Lightbourn, pres-
ident of Lightbourn Realty.
Founded in 1999 out of Mike Lightbourn
Real Estate, the Coldwell Banker fran-
chise now operates two offices in Abaco
- in Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay


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The members of the North Abaco District Council bring
greetings to all the residents of North Abaco during this
holiday season.
Mau the New Year bring 5ou and 5our family health, hap-
piness and prosperity.
We thanL 5ou for 5our confidence in us. Our Council
members are committed to serving North Abaco to bring
about good governance of the district and orderly growth
and development.


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agents in
Green Turtle
Cay, Hope
Town, Man-
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bour and
Pleasants Higgs Treasure
Mrs. Higgs lived in North Carolina be-
fore she moved to the Bahamas 14 years
ago. She has worked as an interior design-
er in Nassau, providing services to many

exclusive residential and resort clients
throughout The Bahamas. Her knowledge
and experience in high end properties is a
huge advantage in dealings with high-end
clientele, Mr. Lightbourn said.
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty
is part of a network of approximately
101,000 sales associates and brokers, and
3,300 residential offices around the world.
It has offices and agents in Nassau, Abaco,
Andros, Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera,
Exuma and Long Island.

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December 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 25

A reporter's notebook...

Six men making outstanding contributions

By Navardo Saunders
Edison Key, Executive Director
of BAIC, MP for South Abaco
Mr. Key is focused on getting Abaco to
the point where it can supply itself with
sufficient food by upgrading and expanding
the farming industry by leaps and bounds.
Mr. Key, a former farm owner, recently
led a group of Chinese investors on a tour
of several farms and designated farm sites.
The Chinese have expressed an interest in
investing millions of dollars in farming on
Abaco a move that would see food prices
drop significantly and the creation of hun-
dreds of high tech jobs.
Mr. Key has been the catalyst to attract-
ing the Chinese to invest in the agricultural
industry. It proves he has vision, as the ag-
riculture industry has emerged as one of
the most important sectors globally due to
a growing demand for food worldwide. If
he is successful in getting the Chinese to
invest, generations of Bahamians to come
will never have to worry about having
enough food and will owe him a debt of
gratitude. Indeed, Edison Key is delivering
for the people of Abaco and the country.
Roscoe Thompson, Chairman,
Marsh Harbour/Spring City
He can be loud and argumentative, but
Roscoe Thompson gets things done. Take
for instance over the last several weeks
he's led a massive cleanup campaign in
the Haitian communities, the Mud and Pi-
geon Pea. Over 100 derelict vehicles were
moved and discarded and nearly a dozen
30-foot bins of garbage were collected and
disposed of. Some say he's motivated by
political aspiration. Well, if that is true it
should not matter as long as he gets the job

done. Mr. Thompson was recently asked
by central government to identify roads in
the Marsh Harbour/Spring City area that
need to be repaired or paved. The quicker
he takes central government up on its offer
the sooner he's sure to win, as many mo-
torists are frustrated with the conditions of
the roads. In the meantime, Mr. Thompson
is working daily to resolve the issues sur-
rounding the Mud and Pigeon Peas such as
illegal construction.
Rose Thompson is a worker.
Faron Newbold Deputy
Chairman Dundas Town
He has stepped up to the plate and has
been effective and efficient in the absence
of Chairman Cay Mills. He has chaired
many meetings and has succeeded in get-
ting many things done in his town while
Mr. Mills refuses to play an active role.
Mr. Newbold has seen to it that contracts
are awarded for clean-up projects, repairs
to the burial society building are carried
out, the Dundas Town graveyard is cleaned
when necessary among other things. De-
spite the verbal attacks and threats, Mr.
Newbold has never wavered, staying true
to his pledge to work to improve the Dun-
das Town community. He has gained the
respect and admiration of his fellow com-
mittee members for displaying great lead-
ership skills in what can be described at
times as a very hostile environment.
When duty calls, call Faron Newbold.
Jeremy Sweeting,
Chief Councillor
Hope Town District Council
He is calm, cool and collected and one
of the more productive Chief Councillors
on Abaco. In his case age really "ain't

nothing" but a number. The youngest of all
the Chief Councillors, you would not know
it if you were to compare the meetings
he oversees with those of the other chief
councillors. His meetings are far more or-
ganized, respectful and never chaotic like
many of the meetings which are normally
overseen by his counterparts. Mr. Sweet-
ing never comes across as a dictator even
though he is in control. He asks for input
from his fellow Councillor before making
decisions. Because of Sweeting's fair and
cooperative leadership, the Hope Town
Council is moving quickly and efficient-
ly to address the needs and concerns of
people in the district. With Mr. Sweeting
at the helm, Hope Town District Council
could easily be the model for local govern-
ment district councils.
Jeremy Sweeting is a model leader with
a bright future.
William "Tony" Davis
He is the epitome of service. He runs
several businesses, but still finds the time
to serve the community in many differ-
ent ways. Mr. Davis is president of the
Kiwanis Club, Chairman of the Junkanoo
committee, a track and field coach and
director of his church choir. He has been
instrumental in attaining scholarships for
many local students and is always doing
something to ease the suffering of the poor
and needy. The devoted father is known
to help people who come into his business
needing help. If we had more people like
Tony Davis, this world would be a much
better place.
William Tony Davis is a giver.

Pastor Samuel Cornish
For a long time young people did not feel
as though they were a part of the Christian
churches on Abaco. They never felt like
they were accepted. But then along came
Pastor Samuel Cornish. He accepts young
people just as they are. He doesn't imme-
diately try to make them over in every way
like some other men of the cloth. He tells
his young followers, "You know what? It's
okay to wear jeans and a t-shirt in church."
He says it is okay to have a social life in-
teracting with other young people. He says
it is okay to want to be successful and have
the good things in life. The result has been
phenomenal. Scores of young people are
actively involved in the ministry and are
saying no to drugs, alcohol, premarital sex
and other social ills and are saying yes to
godly principles. Pastor Samuel Cornish is
making a difference in the lives of young
people especially and our community is
much better for it.
Pastor Samuel Cornish is a great symbol
of true Christianity.
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Generators From Page 4

A huge amount of additional freight will
be moved to the site during the following
week, but this will be handled with existing
trucks and trailers following normal traffic
The barge with these engines arrived
several hours before this paper went to
press so this information is somewhat
minimal. The next Abaconian should have
photos of the engines and generators being
set on their foundations.


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No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the
waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it is registered
by the Port Authority.

No person shall act as Master of a boat under this Act (Here-
inafter in this Act referred to as "a boat for hire") unless and
until he has obtained a license from the Port Authority.

Application for Registration can be collected at the Port De-
partment between the hours of 9:00 am 5:00 pm daily. Any
attempt to operate a boat that is not registered, or act as an
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December 15, 2009

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December 15, 2009 The Abaconian Section B Page 27

Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco
and Chairman of BAIC,w recently had Ba-
hamas Hot Mix pave a 30-foot strip along
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belonging to BAIC. It is the future home
of an arts and craft display area combined
with a farmers' market. He had the paving
done in anticipation of the Christmas Festi-

mis is another arain tmat is ineffective because oj poor planning. it is on tme corner o mene
BAIC property in Marsh Harbour and should be keeping surface water off the property. A
30-foot strip along Don MacKay Boulevard has i rchy been paved by Bahamas Hot Mix.
Pipes should have been installed to drain rainwater off the area. Mr. Edison Key, who
had the paving done, is very unhappy and feels that the company did not do an acceptable
job. He feels strongly that the public is not getting value for their money. Members of the
Anglican Church in the background are upset that water now drains onto their property.

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However, Mr. Key is very disappoint-
ed the quality of the work that Bahamas
Hott Mix is doing. Proper drainage was
not planned prior to paving so rain wa-
ter collects on the property. Rain water
also drains into the yard of the Anglican
Church and the members are upset about
The day after the Christmas Festival
was held on December 5 it rained enough
to make the site very sloppy. Mr. Key feels
that the Festival could not have been held
there if the rain had been a day earlier. He
fees that the Abaco people are very disap-
poing and deserve better. The Bahamian
taxpayers are paying for inferior work.
They are not getting their money's worth.
Mr. Key has paid almost $55,0000 for
work that is not satisfactory. The money
for the paving is part of the funds allocated
to each Member of Parliament to be spent
for the benefit of the constituency.

Paving job was not satisfactory

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Renewable Energy
The Bahamas Renewable Energy Corpora-
tion is one of six companies being considered
for supplying electricity to BEC using alter-
nate energy fuel sources. This company has
said that if it is chosen to participate, it would
install wind and solar facilities to generate
10 megawatts of power for the Abaco grid.
It would also install a 10 Mw facility in Nas-
sau and a four Mw facility for Harbour Island
bringing its overall production to 24 Mw.
Six companies are being considered by
BEC with two proposing to use wind and solar
generation and four converting Nassau's an-
nual 200,000 tons of waste into energy. It was
said that only Nassau has sufficient waste to
support continuous power generation.
Initially, 28 companies submitted alter-
nate energy proposals which BEC reduced
to 13 and subsequently to the six now be-
ing considered. A BEC goal is to reduce its
fuel imports by ten percent which would
have saved $37.6 million in 2008. No time-
table was given for selecting the alternate
energy companies or for when their plants
might come on-line.

December 15, 2009

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Page 28 Section B The Abaconian

December 15, 2009

Booths at the Christmas Festival offered a variety of items

By Jennifer Hudson
Hundreds of people from all over Abaco
converged on the newly prepared BAIC
land in Marsh Harbour on December 5 for
the 6th Annual Christmas Festival. This oc-
casion is greatly anticipated each year and
the crowds once again seemed to be thor-
oughly enjoying themselves. The grounds
were separated into two distinct halves, the
food on one side and all of the other stalls
on the other side of the lot.
I was very impressed with the overall
appearance of the fairground with its many
peaked tents in neat rows which certainly
provided excellent shade from the sun and
allowed a certain degree of comfort for the
stall holders. But during the first hour or so
of the fair they certainly had some rough
weather elements to deal with as the strong
gusts of wind blew some tents down and
covered everyone and their wares in layers
of dust. However, fortunately, by the time
the fair got really busy, the wind had died
down; and the stall holders could blow off
the dust and be more comfortable.
I must say that this year I was rather
disappointed in the lack of local arts and
crafts, a sentiment which was echoed by
several of the fair goers. Many people went
looking for local crafts to buy as Christmas
gifts, but the selection was small this year
as many of the usual crafters were absent.
A large number of the stalls were selling
inexpensive toys and gizmos which had
been purchased in bulk.
It was pleasing to come across stalls
which did offer handcrafted items. Rhon-
da Pearce's photography, which is always
stunning, was on display, and a great deal
of it was offered at greatly reduced pric-
es. This was nice to see at this time when
many people have had to "tighten their

belts" a bit. Another talented member of
that family, Rhonda's daughter, Kristin,
had a nice display of handcrafted jewelry,
much of which included beautiful delicate
sea glass pieces. Amanda Darville was dis-
playing her line of very popular macrame
jewelry and Sharon Dorsette showed her
talents utilising sea shells and coconut in
her hand-crafted jewelry. Rebecca Bethel
had put her skills to good use in producing
many attractive cloth bags and brightly col-
ored pot holders. Ms. Laing was here once
again from Freeport with her exquisite
Christmas tree decorations crafted from
shells and straw work.
Andy Albury's display of half boat mod-
els once again stood out as his talent is ex-
traordinary. He has copied the patterns of
boat models of his father who worked on
the Abaco Rage and William H Albury and
seeks to continue to put wood together in
the old fashioned way strong and beauti-
The two plant stalls, run by the Kirk
of the Pines and the Horticultural Soci-
ety, were attractive with a large variety of
plants to choose from. As well as landscap-
ing plants such as bougainvillea, hibiscus,
croton and Mexican bluebells, there were
vegetables including key limes, lemon, pa-
paya, juju and carambola (star fruit). On
the Horticultural Society's stall Stephen
Knowles displayed his beautiful wood-
turned bowls with interesting samples of
each of the native woods he uses. Members
of Kirk of the Pines were selling tickets for
their luncheon on December 13 and also
raffle tickets to raise funds to complete the
construction of their new church.
It was pleasing to see a couple of schools
and a Junior Achievement group doing
their part for the community. Members oft

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the First Caribbean Cash Junior Achieve-
ment Group had been busy making some
very colorfully decorated and customized
Christmas cookies on sticks and were also
offering colorful teddy bears which could
be customized in clothing bearing the com-
pany's logo. The St. Francis de Sales Inter-
act Club provided a play station for young
people where they could have five minutes
on a Play Station game for $2 or five min-
utes on Wii for $3. This seemed to be pro-
viding the kids with much enjoyment (and
concentration). Students of Forest Heights
Academy provided fun, games and prizes
with a lollipop pull and hoopla stall.
D's Signs and Imaging offered onsite
photos. Anyone wishing to have his photo
taken at the fair could do so at this stall and
have it printed out within a few minutes. It
could then be framed with a colorful fes-

tive border.
Two booths encouraging better health
were Abaco Neem displaying a variety
of products well known for their healing
properties and Nutrition for Life. A com-
pany representative was offering informa-
tion on the programme which promotes
fast, healthy weight loss though the con-
sumption of apple cider vinegar and flax
seed powder. She visits Abaco from Nas-
sau twice a month to assist people on the
As always, a fair is loved by children
who, with boundless energy, run around
having fun. Characters for Kids was on
hand with Sponge Bob and Dora prod-
ucts and the kids enjoyed taking on differ-
ent characters with their skillfully painted
faces and enjoying letting off steam in the
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December 15, 2009

Judo was a new

Festival presentation
One event that was new
and unique to the Fes-
tival was the Judo pre-
eo sensation led by Gina
I Parotti, Albert Lill and
SensiD'Arcy Rahming,
president of the Judo
Federation of The Ba-
hamas. Sensi Rahming
starstated that Abaco has a
lot talent and he would
love to host an Abaco
tournament one day
.. .to showcase this tal-
ent. He said that Judo
.is a bit like wrestling
": .... and can be learned
by people of all ages.
The students performed
various workouts,
f rolls, head protection
techniques, physical
demonstrations, throw-
ing, rolling over objects, pinning, choking, and self defense moves. Sensi Rahming stated
that Ashton Forbes, one of the students will be participating in Barbados next week as he
made the Junior National Team. He stated that Ashton has great talent, and he is look-
ing forward to him doing well in the program. Sensi Rahming added that they just got
started here in May and already the 12 students have earned belts. The kids have earned
the first level belt which is orange and the older ones have earned the yellow belt which
is the first level adult rank.

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Exposition will showcase

Abaco's products

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ciation of its clients. Officials came from Scotia Banks throughout the country to wel-
come their guests. Some will recognize James Poole, third from left, who was manager
in Marsh Harbour years ago, and our current manager, Matthew Sawyer, far right.

Abaco remembered World AIDS Day

By Navardo Saunders
The Bahamas joined the rest of the world
on December 1 in observing World AIDS
Day under the theme Universal Access and
Human Rights. A number of events was
held throughout the country, including
here on Abaco, to raise awareness about
the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Abaco Youth Ministry held an event
where skits, songs and dramas about HIV/
AIDS were staged. But the highlight of the
night was when a young lady from New
Providence who has been diagnosed with
AIDS gave a chilling testimony about her
The mother of five said some years ago
she was diagnosed with HIV. She said,. "I
was totally devastated." Her HIV status
eventually reached the critical AIDS stage.
"I was on the AIDS ward. My lungs had
collapsed. Many nights the doctors were
afraid I wouldn't make it to see the morn-
ing." But the woman pulled through by
"the grace of God."
The woman urged the young people to
abstain from sex and urged them to pro-
tect themselves if they are sexually active.
"Don't end up like I did," she said. "Make
smart choices. Respect you parents and el-
ders. Do the right thing."
The AIDS foundation of the Bahamas
in conjunction with the Resource Commit-
tee at the AIDS Center and the Ministry
of Education is stressing the importance of

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By Canishka Alexander
The All Abaco Base Exposition is being
planned for April 10, and no time is being
wasted in preparing for the grand occasion.
Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator, met
with a number of government officials on
November 24 to discuss the budget for the
event, explain its purpose and gather sug-
gestions on how to make it better. They are
scheduled to meet again in January.
He said that this is the first time an event
of this magnitude is being encouraged in
the major Family Islands. Expositions will
also be held on Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma
and Long Island.
The exposition will showcase the prod-
ucts of agriculture, agribusinesses, marine
resources and handicrafts in Abaco. It is
also intended to encourage potential agri-
businesses and raise the level of apprecia-
tion for Bahamian-grown, Bahamian pro-
cessed and locally made commodities.
With a theme of Progressing in Food
Security and about $16,000 budgeted for
the event along with additional assistance
from the Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation (BAIC), Mr. Cooper said
agriculture is leading the way.

However, Pastor Lennie Etienne, re-
minded Mr. Cooper that food security
items must be highlighted in conjunction
with the theme. The items include all root
crops particularly cassava, sweet potato,
hot pepper, breadfruit and some types of
Vendors would be showcased in seven
different areas: agri-science and technol-
ogy, food processing, a food court spe-
cializing in Bahamian dishes, handicraft,
marine resources, ornamentals and live-
stock. Mr. Cooper said that the people
living on the cays must be included be-
cause they produce great artwork. Addi-
tionally, he hoped that the chief council-
lors and administrators would go back to
their districts and meet collectively with
all concerned persons to inform them of
he proposed event.
It has been determined that some of the
budgeted money will be spent on booths,
entertainment, transportation particularly
for those bringing livestock, portable rest-
room facilities and possibly for tents.
Mr. Cooper added that one of the most
significant features of the exposition was
the partnership with the schools.

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Nassau residents enioved Festival, too

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Baker's Bay gave out toys at

Christmas Festival

Two of the special guests who enjoyed the Christmas Festival were the Hon. Dr. Earl
Deveaux, the Minister of the Environment, and his wife, BJ. Sh /,n', here are Marsh Har-
bour Town Chairman Roscoe Thompson III, Mrs. Deveaux, Dr. Deveaux, Administrator
Whelma Colebrooke and Administrator Benjamin Pinder.

By Samantha V. Evans
Baker's Bay gave out toys to the chil-
dren. Even though there are cutbacks,
this organization saw it important to still
give to the kids. According to Simone
Bowe, this is the second year that they
are partnering with the Ministry of Tour-
ism in the spirit of community. They
have a total of 900 gifts to give out this
year. Some were given out at the Festi-
val, but Social Services, Heal Our Land
and Moore's Island will receive toys to
distribute as well. The toys range from
puzzles to I-pod holders to jewelry sets
to Karaoke sets.
They had two categories of toy distri-
bution: under seven years and eight to 12
years. Ms. Bowe would love to see more

businesses join Tourism and give to the
youth. She stated that it must not only be
about getting but they should be prepared
to give back to make the communities on
Abaco better. She would like organiza-
tions to realize that they have a social
responsibility as well which requires
them to get involved in the community in
which they operate. She stated that they
can take part in school events such as
career fairs, work experience and other
activities that can equip the youth with
skills for life. Thirteen persons helped
to make this event possible including the
committee that spearheaded the purchase
of the gifts and those who wrapped them
for the kids.


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

Used office furniture, desks, chairs, confer-
ence table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for
more info.
Gorgeous wood floor 300 sq. ft. maple wood,
4% wide, tobacco color, cork & adhesive.
$1500. In Treasure Cay. Call 904-349-8740
Maytag Microwave model mmv4205, black.
1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freezer model
LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas Clothes Dry-
er DBXR463GDICC $400. Eureka Vac, The
Boss Smart Vac, $150
410 Pump Shotgun for sale. PLease call 367-
4185 for further information

itasIdbUiCl /DUX 1T V cialmia W/ SLtanl. 413UU.
Juno D. Professional keyboard w/ stand. $900.
Keyboard amp $300. Call 458-6211

Business for sale, building not included.
Monthly rent on building is affordable. Matil-
da's Snack Shack located at Simmons Place,
Marsh Harbour, fully equipped. Rock bottom
price of $15,000. Owner is leaving the area.
Call 367-4536

Classic Sports Car, 89 Honda SI, five speed,
racing wheels, new batt, new ties, clean inside,
needs new paint. $2500 firm. Call 365-4161

B O T &I y M A RI N EI T E MSI~ i ~ F

2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 4WD, power
locks and windows, good condition. $5,500
OBO. Call 365-6455
2001 Ford Explorer, fully loaded, 3d row
seat, good condition. $10,000 OBO. Call 365-

03 Chevrolet S-10 Pick-up truck, very good
condition. Lockable, toolbox. Asking $7,950
OBO Contact 458-0525

Dock space up to 60' in Treasure Cay, water &
electric included. Well protected, great location.
Call 904-349-8740
Yanmar Diesel Engine, 170 hp, low hours,
no transmission, perfect for outdrive. Asking
$8000. OBO. Call Keith at 365-6006
RIB Novurania 12 ft w/40HP Honda. $6,000.
JetSkis, 3 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers
2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K,$7K,$9K.
Low hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032
15' Wahoo, like Whaler, 40 HP Suzuki, power
tilt, electric start, runs great. DUTY PAID.
$4950. Call 365-6261 or 616-460-8892

ts. Can be seen at Abaco
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zVuu3 ariue noat, w/ zuua zu nr nonaa en-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295

1i Manta, 1999 Yamana 150, vey low hours
(appox. 200), 4 blade S/S prop, Lenco S/S Sport
trim tabs Sea Star hydraulic steering. Clarion
stereo system. Sport Gauges/Steering Wheel.
Boat was redone in Oct. '06, all accessories
new then. Completely turn key. Very fast (50 +
mph). Asking $8,500 OBO. Call 359-6019 or
e-mail at ryan@abacoconstruction.com


20' Key West CC2020 Yamaha 200 HPDI,
FAST! Low hrs, SS prop. GPS, covers, trailer,
DUTY PAID. $16,000 US You will enjoy this
boat! 904-540-1733 or joel_01773@yahoo.com

20' full keel sailboat "Daisy" Pacific Seacraft
Flicka, 2005, 16 MID diesel, 2008, 9' inflat-
able, sm engine. Lots of extras. Man-O-War
harbour. DUTY PAID $30,000 828-693-7656

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

26' Mako w/ twin 130 HP Johnsons. Asking
$12,000. Call 366-0065

26' Intrepid '91, 2 Johnson 175 HP ('98) Good
condition, A/C, generator, new batteries and
trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $14,900. Contact
Capt Charles Jones 242-365-0438 or Edward
Cole at 432-263-5000

26' Stamas, Tough, seaworthy, 4-5 GPH @
16 to 20 kts, 230 HP Yanmar Diesel/637 hrs.,
Irg V-berth, dinette, private electric head, 90 gal
fuel, 20 gal fresh water. Garmin GPS & depth/
fishfinder, stereo, 2 bilge pumps, new 4 D bat-
tery, new bronze thru-hull fittings, full cockpit
Bimini top. Duty paid. $35,000 367-2584 or
17 7cAnA

26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas,
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder &
GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow
platform, all cushions, extensive dry storage,
rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 32K. Call

33' Grady White 330 Express 2003 with twin
225 Yamaha four strokes. Fully loaded with
all standard equipment including AC & Genie.
PLUS Lee Outriggers, Pompanette Leaning
post, Northstar 962 Chartplotter with Bahamas
Charts, Furuno 1933 Navnet Chartplotter, Depth
Sounder, 48 Mile Radar, Simrad Autopilot, Icom
VHF. Priced to sell at $135,000 Will consider
trade. Located in Treasure Cay. Call Dave @

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Charming residence designed with
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments,
a large 2 car garage and utility room.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158


Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and beach.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890
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3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665

Situated on a double lot this canal-
front home has a spacious floorplan
with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
$1,350,000. Ref. AS11270

Brand new beach home has 5 bed-
rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran-
dah, rec room, and garage/workshop.
$795,000. Ref. AS10905

Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127

MARSH HARBOUR: T 242 367-5454'C.

WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19.974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Hjlr acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731


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

A stunning 15 acre parcel of lush, el-
evated land and 630 feet of water
frontage on the Sea of Abaco.
$1,4000,000. Ref. AS10886

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Stunning estate residence has 7
bedrooms and 8.5 baths on 1.4
acres in this exclusive golf retreat.
$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098

Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful
beachfront home. 4 bed-
rooms and 4 ensuite
baths, dock house, ter-
races, lush gardens with
panoramic ocean views.
$1,850,000. AS112777

9,826 sq. ft. lot just south
of Hope Town Settlement.
Ideal as a homesite, and is
one of the rare properties
available here suited for
commercial development.
$90,000. AS11109

A great opportunity to
build your own paradise.
Just walking distance
from one of the world's
most beautiful beaches.
10,000 sq. feet in a gated
community next to golf
and marina.
$98,160. AS11257


Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616

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Recently renovated commercial
property in the downtown area. This
small lodging facility is a great in-
vestment. $650,000. Ref. AS11282

Hope Town
1. 242 365-0700
C: 242 577-0333
E! Ikalien@hgdlir e.cor

Spacious turn-key 2 bedroom, 2
bathroom condo, fully equipped and
centrally located.
$286,500. Ref. AS10622

Stunning estate with 200 feet of
beachfront and privacy. 1.626 acres
with 5 star amenities.
$1,795,000. Ref. AS10802

Estate Agent
T: 242 367-5454
& 242 577-8764
E: leah@ihgchdstle.oom

A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701

A unique parcel of land with dramatic
views comprising of 17,000 sq. feet
near the club house.
$500,000. Ref. AS11263

Estate Agen/Appralss
I-Marsh Hartbour
IP 242 387-5464
Eft 242359-6046
I E dwayne@hgchrIstie.com

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

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The Crossing
This 2 bedroom, 2.5
bathroom turn-key condo
is fully equipped and beau-
tifully furnished. Central
a/c, covered porch,
swimming pool and
steps away from the ferry
dock and downtown.
$1,800/week. AR10596

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

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