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JANUARY 1st, 2010

Santa visits Cherokee Sound

Cherokee upholds 63 year tradition with Santa's visit
..By Lee Pinder
Cherokee Sound residents were joined
by family members and friends from all of
Abaco and sometimes even farther away to
make the long trek to be at the lighting of
the Christmas tree in the Epworth Chapel
yard as they have year after year. In fact,
the tradition has gone on uninterrupted for
63 years. The weather couldn't have been
more perfect, something our Snowbirds
really enjoyed. It's a time of renewing old
friendships, greeting your neighbor and
showing off your latest grandchild.
It's really a time for the children. The
little ones all hunker down on the ground
around the big community tree and wait
.for Santa's arrival. Kenneth Albury and
Hartis Pinder have faithfully been going to
the pine yards for 30 years to cut the tree.
They usually have a truckload of young-
sters with them that want to go along and
share the experience of cutting that special
tree for everyone to enjoy.
4-'7 .. The decorating is done by church and
family members, and the lights are lit just
r as darkness falls. The crowd gathers, the
..1": chatter and noise rise and the anticipation
swells waiting for Santa to arrive. The
Smallest children are all wide-eyed won-
duringg why everyone is so cheerful and
trying to guess what is going to happen
special visit to Cherokee Sound on the night of December 24 and timed his visit to coincide with the commu- next. Everyone is in a joyful mood and
next. Everyone wa isn a joyful mood and
ceremony. This is the 63rd year for this tradition as Cherokee entertains hundreds for this special event. The tree
the grown-ups keep mingling and shouting
y in the Epworth Chapel yard and presents are arranged under it. Santa arrived in a sleigh pulled by a garden "Merry Christmas" and "Child, I haven't
"Merry Christmas" and "Child, I haven't

art ctor and gave out gifts that were under the tree. After Sant
people who came from many communities.

Please see Cherokee Page 6

I Generators arrive

for BEC's power plant

One of the engines is seen being transported through Marsh Harbour in the way to
the new power plant. This piece alone weighs 250 tons and is being transported on a
trailer with 12 axles and 96 tires. BEC, BTC and Cable Bahamas worked together in
lifting or disconnecting wires that were too low. Seen here are two bucket trucks hold-
ing wires high enough for the load to pass underneath. See story on page 2. 1

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Prime Minister tours

plant site with residents

Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham toured the new power plant at Wilson City on Decem-
ber 12. He invited those concerned about the location and the type of fuel proposed to
a meeting on site followed by a tour of the new facility. Beginning with the lady with
sunglasses, the picture shows Kristen Williams; Edison Key, MP for South Abaco; the
Prime Minister; Erika Russell; Project Superintendent Carlos Escobar; and Olivia Pat-
terson. Mrs. Williams and Ms. Patterson are with Friends of the Environment /i/il
Mrs. Russell is a concerned resident of Hope Town.
By Navardo Saunders Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham an-
Diesel instead of the controversial bun- nounced that there is a "good chance"
ker C fuel "most likely" will be used to that diesel will be used instead of bunker
generate electricity at the Wilson City C during a tour of the Wilson City power
Power Plant, but it will mean Bahamas plant on December 12. "The chances are
Electricity Corporation (BEC) customers
on Abaco will see their electricity bills Please see Power Plant Page 2

New power plant will "most likely" use diesel

Power Plant From Page 2
very high that we are going to use diesel
and not bunker C. We can't commit to it
today because I'm still waiting on BEC to
give me the costs. Depending on the costs
we are likely to use diesel. It is not ap-
propriate in our view at this time when we
are seeking to comply with the standards of
the world for us to build a brand new plant
using bunker C," said Mr. Ingraham, who
recently returned from a global summit on
climate change where he pledged that The
Bahamas would do everything it can to cut
harmful air emissions.
Mr. Ingraham's announcement at the
new power plant that diesel would prob-
ably be used came after a group of envi-
ronmentalists and concerned residents ex-

pressed concern about the use of bunker C.
The group was standing at the gate of
the power plant when Mr. Ingraham and
his entourage, which included Minister of
the Environment Earl Deveaux and Minis-
ter of State for the Environment Phenton
Neymour, arrived. Mr. Ingraham invited
them inside to discuss the plant.
Erica Russell, a resident of Hope Town,
said she was terrified about the use of bun-
ker C, citing many dangers associated with
its use. "My concern is why are you con-
sidering using bunker C when the rest of
the world is moving away from it," she
said. "My concern is that if is there is an
oil spill, it will destroy our land and sea
park here; it will destroy our Sea of Aba-
co; it will destroy the reefs that bring the
visitors to us. I am not an expert. I have

After touring the site of the new power plant, the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
Ingraham, and many others drove to the shore where the docking facility will be. 5/1"n' i
here are the Hon. Phenton Neymour, Minister of State for Utilities; Frederik Gottlieb,
Chairman of BEC; the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, and Mr.

done a lot of research on the internet. I
have contacted a lot of people. I managed
to speak to some people from the environ-
mental defense fund in the US. The amount
of money we're paying per kilowatt we
should be considering something with so-
lar or wind. I understand we need more
power, but what I don't understand is why
are we considering using a fuel that is so
not right. Diesel if it is spilled wouldn't be
as harmful as the bunker C, so I've been
told." Mrs. Russell was all smiles when
the Prime Minister announced that diesel
would most likely be used.
As for her concerns about a spill,
Min. Deveaux explained that every-
thing that can be done will be done to
ensure that there are not any spills.
"The likelihood of any fuel spillage
as a result of the ship's arrival or
a hurricane or some other weather
event; we've taken all the precau-
tions that humankind can take with
respect to the design of the ship, the
delivery schedule of the ship, the
berthing of the ship so that the risks
of a spill are slim to none. Of course,
even after we've taken all the pre-
cautions, a spill can still occur and
so we have plans in place to address
the situation qucikly and efficiently."
He pointed out, for example, that
the oil storage tanks at the plant are
in a concrete enclosure so if there
is a spill at the plant, the fuel won't
seep into the ground and contaminate
water resources.
The storage tanks were pointed out At t
to the Prime Minister, his delegation Min
and the media during the tour of the his
$100 million power plant by Chief Mr.
Engineer Carlos Escobar. Mr. Esco- tank
bar said the plant is being designed swei

in a way that if there were a spill anywhere
employees would know instantly.
Min. Deveaux explained why using die-
sel would result in higher electricity bills.
"Let me remind Abaco that your price
per kilowatt is subsidized by consumers
in Nassau," he said. "And when you ask
for a cleaner fuel, more than 30 percent,
probably as much as 50 percent of your
fuel bill is being paid by me in Nassau," he

Please see Power Plant Page 5

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Abaco New Power Plant Station
Bahamas Electricity Corporation

he meeting at the new power plant, Prime
ister Ingraham heard from Dave Gale and
concerns about shipping the fuel to the site.
Gale feels that there is not enough depth for
kers to offload, taking into consideration the
Us that are frequent in that area.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian

January 1 2009

January 1, 2009 The Abaconian

Section A Page 3

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

BELLAVITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.

harbourfront home with private dock. 3 bed 2
bath, bonus room, extra lot. $1,300,000.

2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio DorrosCovewithdocksllp,guestcottage,nanny's
apartment, private dock and pool. $3,250,000. quarters, absolutely turnkey. US$2,500,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com

NORTH STAR "WATERFRONT Charming island style 2
bed 2 bath with breezeway connection,very private,
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.

with 140' on deep protected water on the Sea ofAbaco.
60'+ elevations. South of Sea Spray. US$995,000.

Far Niente"
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.

Fantastic location on the Sea of Abaco, 3b/1 b.
1680 sq. ft., steps to public dock.$975,000.

l.1T i lTr NEW PRICE
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000.

bath in White Sound on the beach. Open
living area. Panoramic Views. $899,000.

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pool, 3 bed 2.5 bath home. All the extras! getaway,3bedcottagenesdedintheduneseasybeach 2 bed home, art studio attached, hw floors,
Steps from Sea Spray Marina. US$845,000. access,dockslip,great rental history. US$695,000. a/c, in Hope Town Village. US$595,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com

M Iui .,I luli lH:.!aV41 ri ,
ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly
updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs built, 1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. South
apartment Fruitandvegetabletrees.US$595,000. of Sea Spray Marina. US$499,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com

1.5 bath islandcottage. Oneblockoffthebeachin in Dorros Cove. Includes designated Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
White Sound. Newly Renovated. US$485,000. boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000. on main floor, short walk to beach. US$400,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com

cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
from beautiful sandy beach. US$370,000.

SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views,
near White Sound, close to the ocean
beach & public dock. $183,500.

NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach, area, 5 mins walk to shared dock, short ride
Excellentlnvestment.Startingat$140,000. to sandy beach & town amenities. $99,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com

Taoo POND SEA TO SEA Magnificentlyappointed,
stunning compound on II acres. Absolute privacy.
Beach, docks, pool, lush gardens. US$6,400,000.

1ILLOUU O AY 3#037
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate inAbaco.5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.

4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. S$3,500,000.

PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath.US$ 1,200,000.

George Damianos
Broker, Owner

Kerry Sullivan

picturesque sunsets from this cozy waterfront
cottage.AND the boat's included! $365,000.

Laurie Schreiner
Estate Agent

Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298

can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.

Bill Albury
Estate Agent

Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent

#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 11 Half acre beachfront building site. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4308 Coconut Dunes Beachfront with great surf Partnership opportunity. $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. K. Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 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
New Settlement Lot #19 UNDER CONTRACT- Large lot with ocean view. Kerry Sullivan.
#4825 North End Lot 51 NEW LISTING OceanView. $370,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 Almost 112 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 OceanView Subdivision Lot 4 Ocean View 18,799 sq.ft. $200,000. BillAlbury
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4246 Surfers Rest Lot # 8 nearWhite Sound.Close to ocean. $183,500. Jane Patterson

#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
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots,shared dock. From $150,000, Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Bch Subd Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

i/'liing everyone the best for 2010!


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MARSH HARBOUR Pelican Shores

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

Exceptional 3,500 sq ft 3 bed/3 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
Contact: Mike Lightbourn


SEA TO SEA property with lovely swimming beach,
deep water dock and studio style cottage.
$632,000-REF #6898
Contact: Chris Farrington

/8 bath luxury home with spectacular sea viev
boat house, workshop and genny. Turn key.
$5,500,000-REF #6596
Contact: Chris Farrinaton


A planned Colonial-style Green village with modern ame-
nities. Homes, restaurants, business & much more
3,286-19,811 sq. ft. Ask about our home package
Starting at $120,000


2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 sq.ft waterfront home on a
12,250sq.ft lot. Lovely views of the Sea
$1,200,000 REF #6965
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

Green Turtle Cay, Elegant 4 bed/4.5 bath home, deep
water dock, Infinity pool & hot tub. Blajihiakii L 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. Beach
access nearby
$370,000-REF #5366
Contact: Mailin Sands


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


cottage, tool shed and crow's nest.
Contact: Mailin Sands


Hope town 3 bed/2 bath cottage Cathedral Ceilings,
additional land available and only minutes to the ocean.
Contact: Pleasants Hipes

January 1, 2009 The Abaconian Section A Page 5

be operational by

Abaco's new electric plant will operate
with four diesel generators, each produc-
ing 12 megawatts of electricity. Coupled
together the total plant output is 48 Mw.
This is about double the present plant's
output when all machines are operational.
The German MAN engines are capable
of using bunker C, diesel or natural gas
as fuel. The machines came from Europe
by ocean freighter into Freeport where
they were transferred onto a shallow draft
barge for the trip around West End and
across the bank to Marsh Harbour.
The generators began the last leg of
their trip to the Wilson City site early
Monday morning, December 14, from
Marsh Harbour's port. They came in two
pieces, a 55-ton generator and a 250-ton

diesel engine. Being smaller, the genera-
tors went two at a time with crews from
BEC, Batelco and Cable Bahamas lifting
overhead wires or occasionally cutting
them and splicing them back together as
the load passed.
The initial move was a learning experi-
ence for the police escort as the rig moved
onto Don MacKay Boulevard about 8:30
Monday morning. A long line of cars soon
formed behind the 96-wheel trailer as par-
ents attempted to deliver their children to
one of the four schools on this road.
By the second day's move, many of the
traffic hold-ups were minimized with occa-
sional stops of the procession allowing traf-
fic to pass. Each trip from the dock to the
plant site took between five and six hours.

Once at the new plant, the engines were
lowered onto rails and slowly slid into
position. They rest on shock absorbing
mounts held in position by their weight.
The generating sections were set on
their foundations and will be aligned to
the engines, connected with a special cou-
Plumbing for fuel, water and exhaust
will now be put in place as well as the
cables and control wiring leading from
the generators to the switching area. The
building's galvanized steel skeleton will
now be roofed and siding installed.
A decision will soon be made on wheth-
er the fuel will be bunker C or diesel. Ap-
parently diesel is a strong contender for a
variety of reasons. An announcement on
the fuel is expected in January.

New power plant should

This is an engine, the larger part of the new generators. It is on rails so it can be slid
into place. It weighs 250 tons so requires experts who know how to move heavy objects.

One of the large engines is shown on the right. A crane (not shown) is putting in place
the generating part of the new equipment. This part weighs about 55 tons.

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Power Plant From Page 2
said. "Nassau is a fuel efficient producer,
and we have a unitary rate in The Baha-
mas. Every community in every island in
The Bahamas supplied by BEC pays the
same rate. We are likely to look at that, but
that is a critical component in our consider-
ation when you ask the question about the
source of fuel."
Mrs. Russell said she did not mind
paying more. It has been estimated that it
would cost $10 million more annually to
operate a diesel plant. The government is
seriously considering using diesel because,
in addition to the environmental concerns
about bunker C, it is anticipated that in the
next 10 to 15 years bunker C will not be
The new power plant which is being
constructed to meet the growing demand
for power is scheduled to be completed
sometime in April 2010.


January 1, 2009

The Abaconian

Section A Page 5

South Abaco News

Cherokee From Page 1
seen you in ages."
As it always is when island people meet,
there were lots of hugs and kisses.
Santa finally arrives with his faithful
elves. Hartis welcomes Santa and leads
the crowd in the traditional three "Hip,
Hip Horrahs" and gives a brief history
of Cherokee's Christmas tree. Then they
quickly get to work handing out the piles
of presents under the tree. This year three
lucky little children even received new
two-wheeler bikes. Sometime it is diffi-

Santa Claus visits Cherokee Sound every
Christmas Eve to give presents to the chil-
dren and some older than children. This
year the gifts included three bicycles. The
ceremony at the Christmas tree is followed
by a community dinner provided for all who
are there, residents and the large number
from other communities.

cult for the mothers to keep the children
from tearing open the presents as they are
so excited. Everyone enjoys watching the
children as they are called one by one to
come and sit on Santa's lap and Mom or
Dad quickly snaps a photo of their little
ones. They will never be brighter or more
excited than they are as they receive their
gifts directly from Santa.
The handing out of the gifts normally
takes two hours or more. Then as Santa
prepares to leave he gets three more loud
rounds of applause, then climbs back in
his special slay (pulled by a riding lawn
mower) and rides out of sight, not to return
for another year.
When the last gift is given out, then
and only then, everyone gathers across
the yard at the WW Sands Community
Center for a Christmas dinner. This year
there was ham and turkey along with all
the other foods and lots of different des-
serts. There was also curried chicken and
soused chicken. Everyone was fed and
there was enough left over for second
helpings. All in all probably 250 persons
enjoyed a holiday meal with family and
friends. The local ladies and visitors all
prepared the food and did the serving; no
one is turned away.
The putting up of the Christmas tree
and the visit from Santa is just one more
of Cherokee's traditions, something we
all look forward to it. As midnight draws
near fireworks are set off near the Long
Dock, everyone calls it a day and starts
to plan for the Burning of Guy Fawkes
with even more fireworks at The Spit on
New Year's Eve. Last year there were
13 guys.
Cherokee Sound is a unique little set-

element that still keeps some of the old tra-
ditions, and we hope that never changes.
We only hope that the rest of Abaco had as
merry a Christmas as we did.
In appreciation
The family of Daniel Sawyer would like
to thank the greater community of Abaco
for all the phone calls of encouragement,
their generous donations towards his medi-
cal bills and the outpouring of love and
prayers on his behalf. It was very much
appreciated. Daniel is back home now in
Cherokee and progressing well. The fam-
ily wishes to return God's blessings and
wish you all Very Merry Christmas and a
Safe and Happy New Year from Daniel,
Darlene and Tyler.
Newest Arrival
Rene and Sammy Carroll of Yellow
Wood welcomed a brand new daughter on

December 16 and named her Taylor.
Good Samaritans
I won't mention any names, but you all
know who they were, those three big burly
men who were spotted along the Cherokee
Road picking up litter on December 19.
Don't you have to admit it looks much nicer
without the soda cans, beer bottles and the
vast array of paraphernalia that gets tossed
along the verges. Who are these culprits
that do this littering, surely not Me and not
You but Who? Is there no way we can
encourage them to have a little civic pride?
Santa Visits Cherokee
Primary School
Santa made his usual stop in Cherokee
to visit with the schoolchildren on Decem-
Please see South Page 7

Cherokee ladies cook and bake large quantities of food for the community dinner held on
Christmas Eve. This year they fed about 250 people. 5i ',m', here are Lee Pinder, Laurel
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ber 17. Everyone was happy to see him.
However, because of exceptionally warm
weather, he was not outfitted in his nor-
mal heavy red suit with the fur trimming.
Instead he sported an island shirt, shorts,
sandals and a floppy brimmed hat. He still
had his long white beard and a mischie-
vous twinkle in his eye. He went about
handing out gifts to the children and re-
ceived three rousing cheers as he finished
his chores. But we heard him exclaim as
his flew out of the door, "Merry Christ-
mas To All And To All A Good Night."
Candlelight Service
Hartis Pinder conducted the service to
a nearly full house on this 30th anniver-
sary of the Annual Candlelight Service
at Epworth Chapel in Cherokee. What a

wonderful evening of
reminders of what the
season is all about. A
time of seeing many
old friends and greet-
ing neighbours. A
joyful time of sing-
ing Christmas carols
and the reading of the
Old, Old Story from
the Bible. While you
sit in the dark and wait
for the candles to be lit
near the end of the ser-
vice, you can't help but
reflect on that memo-
rable night so long ago
and how it still effects
our lives today.

This house in Cherokee is always decorated for the holidays. Kathy Sa
the distance making sure the display is just right. It is her son Ricky, w
yard each year.

The Assemblies of God Chursh in Cherokee put on a pageant
on December 22, directed by Peggy Albury.
The quick change in weather had the
Street Carolers bundled up, but it didn't
dampen their enthusiasm or their Christ-
mas Spirit. You knew they were coming
when you heard the tinkling bells. How
fortunate we are to have persons who still
think about others and wish to cheer them
up and get them in a festive mood for the
Foreday Church Services
Even though they begin at 5:30 a.m.,
there are still a dedicated few who con-
tinue the time-honoured tradition of at-
tending Foreday Church Meetings at Ep-
worth Methodist Chapel on Christmas Eve
Morning and Christmas Morning. Keeping
traditions is important.
Merriam-Webster defines tradition as
S"1) the handing down of information, be-
wyer is shown in liefs and customs by word of mouth or by
ho decorates thefrom one generation to another
example from one generation to another

without written instructions, 2) an inher-
ited pattern of thought or action, or 3)
cultural continuity in social attitudes and
institutions." If you really stop and think
about it, we are losing a lot of our cul-
tural continuity these days. It seems like
the whole world has gone "digital" and I
for one think it's high time we think a little
more about preserving our traditions and
little less about keeping up with the fast-
paced electronic fads.
We in Cherokee still keep a few "tradi-
tions" and we cherish them. Let's hope the
next generation realizes the importance of
keeping these time- honoured events going.
Please see South Page 10

Hartis Pinder, a Cherokee native who
lives in Nassau, annually conducts a can-
dlelight service at Epworth Chapel. The
moving service combines the singing of
carols with readings and meditations and
is anticipated by the residents who are
joined by others in remembering the true
meaning of Christmas.

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The Edito

Abaco appears to be facing a bright fu-
ture. Change is coming faster and faster,
and we must accept and adapt to it. Can we
stop it? No. Must we accept it? Yes. Can
we change it? Perhaps. Can we moderate
changes? Of course.
Abaco's growth was flat for the first
half of the twentieth century, then made up
for lost time during the past 50 years. In
the last two years several large develop-
ments have either begun or have submitted
their plans at the national and local level.
Developers seem to be standing in line to
profit from Abaco's popularity.
The lumber mills and sponge fishing
provided some income in the early 1900s.
Food came from the sea and was augment-
ed with locally grown fruit and vegetables.
A disease wiped out the sponging indus-
try in the 1930s and the last lumber mill
left for Grand Bahama in 1943. Fishing
smacks with live wells gave some fisher-
men cash when their catch was sold in Nas-
sau. Cash and paydays were scarce. The
future looked bleak. Any improvement in
the status would have been welcome.
In the mid 1950s, James B. Crockett
began large scale farming. This project
was subsequently taken over by Scott and
Mattson. The S and M group expanded the
farm, recruited Haitian labour and demon-
strated that farming could be profitable.
This era was the beginning of major social
changes for Abaco.
Our two international airports, Marsh
Harbour and Treasure Cay, opened in the
late 1950s, allowing a few venturesome
tourists to sample the Abaco charm. These
were immediately followed by the opening
of the Great Abaco Hotel and the Treasure
Cay Resort.
Regular air travel allowed a few people
with vision to open small hotels on Green
Turtle Cay, Guana Cay and Elbow Cay.
Early hotels on the small cays were often
converted residences with the New Plym-
outh Inn on Green Turtle Cay boasting of
four rooms. Abaco's early growth phase
was steady and manageable, although
slow, allowing services and utilities to
grow with the island.
Major changes were on the way.

The Abaconian Al
David & Kathleen Ralph In
Editors & Publishers
P 0 Box AB 20551
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

r Says...

Owens Illinois came to Snake
1959 and built the highway sys
enjoy today. The roads were not
but they connected many settlement
opened up the island so its potenti
be appreciated.
The major farm operations and
ens Illinois pulpwood project ei
1,000 or more persons who took
paycheck every week. Money be
culating and two banks came t
Barclays and the Canadian Imperi
of Commerce. Petty shops expand
flourishing businesses.
The lumbering operation at Snr
came with a commissary for its
more employees and their families
ice cream, fresh meat, fruit and ve
were now readily available. Cars a
came from distant settlements to t
vantage of this new food supply. T
a major and welcome change for
Then the pulpwood operation
500 employees moved to Andros
place came a modern sugar mill
ing and processing 20,000 acres o
cane. These changes were welcor
good for the island. Many factors
the sugar mill to close in 1970. T
viously welcomed mill now cre
economic disaster, putting people
work. Cherokee was hit particular
when the mill closed. The seafaring
men had traded their fishing livelil
steady wages from the sugar mill.
This caused a major dip in the
economy that took several years
come. It was about this time that
ers began buying house lots and
vacation cottages. The early second
were small by today's standards
air conditioning or luxury amenities
towns did not have public electricity
homeowners relied on their own sm

Progress good

Cay in Since the 1970s the Abaco economy has t
tem we seen steady growth. However, the growth b
paved, has been incremental. We are still expand- i
cents and ing our second homeowner base. Abaco
al could now faces different and larger challenges. t
Major developments and the changes they a
the Ow- bring are coming at a faster and faster rate. i
employed However, large scale developers such
home a as The Abaco Club at Winding Bay near a
gan cir- Cherokee and the Baker's Bay Golf and b
o town, Ocean Club on Guana Cay seem to rep- r
al Bank resent the new trend. More large projects a
ded into are in the pipeline approaching these two 1
in size. f
ake Cay The earlier complacent attitude toward a
500 or large projects is beginning to be challenged r
s. Milk, by area residents. e
getables Hope Town in particular has become so c
nd boats popular with second homeowners and de- 1
take ad- velopers that residents there are now look- u
'his was ing at ways to thwart further rapid or mas- c
Abaco's sive growth. Instead of being welcome, i
changes are now being reviewed critically.
and its Other changes to Abaco are facing ob- c
s. In its stacles. The new BEC plant is a welcome c
harvest- addition for many with its promise of reli- M
of sugar able and steady power for the next 10 15 r
med and years. Others are objecting to the location,
caused to the fuel proposed, to government's lack p
'he pre- of consideration for sustainable power op- 1
ated an tions and to government decisions being I
out of made without local consultation. a
rly hard We are now 13 years into a local gov- s
g fisher- ernment system in which local councils are p
hood for grappling with their statutory authority to j
grant or deny development. However, this c
e Abaco local authority is frequently found to be an
to over- empty promise as Nassau grants permis- a
foreign- sions without consulting or otherwise using t
building the local permitting process. r
d homes Developers are equally abusive of the m
with no system as they take their initial Approv- t
-s. Most al-in-Principle by government's National t
:y so the Investment Board as a superior blanket r
nall gen- approval which in turn is expected to be c
rubber stamped by local councils. This ini-

or bad?

ial NIB approval is not a blanket approval
by Nassau authorities although developers
nterpret it that way.
A determined developer can often in-
imidate the locally elected persons who
ire looking out for their community's best
This brings the question of who is best
ible to decide what is in a community's
best interest. Should the final authority re-
main at the local level that may not want
ny further development or at the national
evel that may be looking at the impact of
foreign investment and job creation from
in overall viewpoint. A local community
nay not want an influx of foreign work-
ers. However, government may view the
opportunities for job creation favorably
knowing that many communities have an
unemployment problem. Note that at the
community level Bahamians from other
islands are often considered foreign.
This editorial began by alluding to some
)f the changes Abaco has experienced
luring the past 50 years. The changes we
will see in the future, near and far, will be
more dramatic than those of the past.
Is it in our best interest that all the pro-
posed changes and developments be al-
owed? Can a high-powered committee in
Nassau view our island from a distance
and make meaningful decisions? By the
same token, are our locally elected or ap-
pointed persons qualified to approve or re-
ect projects beyond the routine residential
or business application?
There is a huge need early in the approv-
il process for central and local authorities
o come together along with community
residents. Central government needs to
work more closely with local government
o get local input. Early consultation tends
o avoid problems later. Hearing local
recommendations or understanding local
concerns should be a priority.

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Airline needs to give
better service
Dear Editor,
Reading the November 15 edition of
The Abaconian, I couldn't help but say,
"Been there, done that" to the letter head-
ing "A Bad Experience" from Mary, Jerry
and Olive Freisinger.
My entire family and I had exactly the
same experience with Bahamas Air in West
Palm Beach this past May. I, too, was
"stiffed" by the airline.
All is not lost. You have, right there in
Marsh Harbour, a dedicated person who
moves mountains. Her name is Wynsome
A. Ferguson and she works for the Min-
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through the proper channels at Bahamas
Air while being passed off to just about
every employee, except the head baggage
handler, with no results.
Within 24 hours after E-mailing her my
story, I received an E-mail from Bahamas
Air noting that my fares had been credited
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Her E-mail is wferguson@bahamas.com
Tell her we sent you and we said "Hi."
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Corruption and crime
will ruin Abaco
Dear Editor,
I have been away from Abaco for the
last four years of my life making frequent
visits when possible. But now it seems
like there is no point. I know I am still
at a young age but I realize what is going
on in my country that I call home. I read
every issue of The Abaconian online, and
it discourages me. All I read about is the
corruption of the government, the various
types of thefts that are conducted and the
problems with immigration. What hap-
pened to the country that use to be, a coun-
try that flourished and was a safe haven to
second homeowners, tourists and last but
not least ourselves.
When I was younger, I never worried
about locking my door because I had a
sense of security knowing that my island
was not a "Nassau." It was Abaco, it was
a place where people cared about the well-

ness of their common man/woman. It has
become a place where people cause harm
to one another on the regular.
The Bahamas really needs to clean up its
act very soon because we are headed for the
worst. Yes, we may be a third world coun-
try, but that is not a reason to act like savag-
es and take advantage of situations. We are
turning away the tourism which is our pri-
mary market. I for one can say if it weren't
for tourists, I would not have been able to
attend Florida Air Academy for three years
and graduate or go to Canada and study
commerce at Lakehead University.
Tourists are people, too; they are the rea-
son you have shoes on your feet. It doesn't
matter if you deal with them directly, the
person who may pay you probably has an
income because of cash flow generated from
tourism. Don't get me wrong. Tourists aren't
perfect and some conduct illegal activities.
But that is because we let them. I have been
employed at Harbour View Marina/Blue
Wave Rentals for the last two years, and I
witnessed first hand the theft attempts.
In conclusion, I would just like to say
that I love my Bahamaland and have a deep
sense of pride for my country. But it makes
you think when you read how much of a
hostile environment it has become. Wake
up, Bahamas, and realize that you may not
be hurting yourself right now. But in the
long run when the future generations de-
velop, they will have nothing to call home;
and it will be because of the actions that
have been made today.
Jason Evans

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Letters From Page 8

I am a proud Bahamian
Dear Editor
Please allow me a space in your letter
For quite sometime it has bothered me
that way Man-O-War Cay has been so
poorly advertised many times by some of
the taxi drivers and also some of the boat
rental companies. I have had customers
come in my gift shop and tell me how beau-
tiful our island is but say that they were
told differently by these companies.
We have had some of our second ho-
meowners told that there is not anything
worth going to Man-O-War for because it
is a dry island. But some of these second
homeowners loved Man-O-War at first
sight and bought a home before going back
on the ferry "the same day."
About six months ago I was at Curly
Tail Restaurant. After lunch just to pass
away the time. I walked out on the Moor-
ings dock. There were these two boats
with several people putting their luggage
on. Just to make conversation with them,
I welcomed them and told them why don't
you visit Man-O-War Cay on your island
hopping tour.
They said no because Man-O-War Cay
is a dry island. Now this is their first time
here. Who do you think told them that Man-
O-War is a dry island? You do the arithme-
tic. They also told me that they wanted to
drink as much as they could before they
died because they are all in their 70s. What
an awful way to leave this world.
The reason why I am writing this let-
ter now but have been meaning to do so
for some time. In reading the Yachting
Magazine I came across the article writ-
ten by George Sass, Jr., which so poorly
mentioned Man-O-War compared with the
other island of The Bahamas. This was in
November's issue 2009, page 46.
Enclosed is a copy of the letter I wrote
to the Yachting magazine. Will you please
add this copy to this letter?
Thanks very much.
Yours sincerely,
Samuel D. Albury
Letter to
"The Yachtsman's"
magazine, New York
Atten: Rosemary Ekvall
First of all, I would like to say I love
reading your magazine and have done so
for many years. But 1 was really disap-
pointed when reading an article by George
Sass, Sr., named "Island Hopping Made
Easy" on page 46 of your November 2009
issue. Compared to the mention and com-
pliments on all the other islands of The Ba-
hamas and what they had to offer visitors,
my island home, Man-O-War Cay, Abaco,
was so poorly mentioned that you had to be
sure not to miss a line because you would
have missed the entire story.
Personally, my experience over the
years has been that we on Man-O-War Cay
have had so little visitors to our gorgeous
island because of magazine articles such as
this that overlook us for some reason. I am
sure one of the main reasons is because we
brag on living with no liquor stores and no
bar rooms. We have fought for this pur-
pose because we want our children and
grandchildren to grow up with an environ-
ment that is as mellow and alcohol free as
possible. I'm sure a lot of alcohol is prob-
ably privately consumed, but an effort to
go off island and bring it will have to be
made, as you will not buy it here.
Nearby islands such as Guana Cay and
Elbow Cay (Hope Town) brag on a com-
pletely different lifestyle, and they also

experience a larger amount of crime due
mostly to alcohol consumption and sales.
These islands have no more to offer than
ours except a social scene that is appar-
ently more appealing to the general public.
Because of the extra publicity given to the
other islands, a quaint but beautiful place
like Man-O-War Cay gets overlooked.
We who live on Man-O-War Cay boast
of the most gorgeous beaches around. We
have so much packed into such a small
place. We are very self sufficient with
nice restaurants, gift shops, a hardware
store, boat rentals, boat building ship yard,
gift shops, beauty salon, dentist, grocery
stores, boat yard that can haul up to 60-
foot boats, marina, three schools, three
churches and more. Somehow all of these
things get lost behind "Dry Island" and
therefore boaters pass by our island un-
der the impression "there is nothing to see
I met a guy who visited here and actu-
ally committed to buying properly before
leaving on the next ferry. He said he had
never visited Man-O-War because all he
had read about it was not very appealing
and quite frankly he thought it would be a
waste of time to stop in.
As a resident of this island and was ac-
tually born here in 1946, I have lived here
and raised a family of four kids and eight
grand-kids. My wife and I and all of my
children do not partake in strong drink.
And I am sure there are others who can
enjoy the beauty of a vacation spot without
having to sit at a bar to do so. I love this
island and I hope to see more positive ad-
vertising in the near future.
Yours sincerely,
Samuel Albury
A plea for diesel
To the Editor
A glance at a map reveals that the new
BEC generating plant is perfectly situated.
The location and, as proposed, operation
of the plant assure the maximum adverse
impact on the greatest amount of land and
the largest possible risk to people, plant
and animal life, ground water, salt water
and consequently, fishing and tourism.
The plant and its proposed operation re-
flect a colossal failure of common sense.
Abaco needs more electric power and de-
sires cheaper electric power. The solution
BEC has come up with carries numerous
risks. But in designing the plant, choosing
a location and selecting a fuel, BEC acted
with little or no regard for the potential
consequences for air and water quality,
public health, natural resources and the
economy of Abaco.
It is too late to change the location of the
plant. It is not too late to revisit the plan
to use Bunker C oil to operate the plant.
BEC should revisit the choice of fuel and
should start with a comprehensive analy-
sis of the rewards and the risks, short and
long term, of Bunker C oil and all alter-
natives. Bunker C may be less expensive,
but it must be heated, cleaned and then the
unused portion (about 10 percent) must be
disposed of. And the environmental and
public health risks associated with it are off
the chart. Why take these risks if another
fuel is available?
Very truly yours,
David G. Mulock
Bunker C will pollute
our water supply
Dear Sir,
While perusing the EIA for the Wilson
City power plant, I came across yet an-
other major cause for concern as if there
weren't enough already.
Near the beginning of the EIA we are
told, "...the site is located outside of the
Marsh Harbour-Lake City Aquifer." This

would be good news if it were true, as this
aquifer supplies all the water for Marsh
Harbour and surrounding communities.
However, later on we are told, "Cooling
water extracted via boreholes is readily
available at the site. This cooling water
will then be discharged to the brine zone
beneath the Marsh Harbour-Lake City
Aquifer using a new effluent discharge in-
jection well." The writers obviously real-
ize this is not such a great idea because
they go on to say, "Additional training is
recommended to educate facility operators
of the sensitivity of the underlying aquifer
and the importance the protection of this
resource is to the people of Abaco. Under
no circumstances should untreated con-
taminated wastewater be permitted to be
discharged via the injection well."
Well, I'm sure we can trust BEC to do
the additional training and to make sure no
contaminated water gets into the injection
well, right? Apparently not. In another
part of the EIA, we are told, "...disposal
wells for both the Clifton Pier and Blue
Hills station, through which oily wastewa-
ters are disposed, were found to be without
routine monitoring. Observations ... indi-
cated that all injection wells were found
to have traces of sludge in them. ... the
deep injection well at Station-A was filled
with oil sludge apparently 150-200 feet in
There are other details about "oil sludge
one to two feet deep" in the bund (which at
Wilson City is only planned to be 3.5 feet
high), and sludge leaking through holes in
the bund and a grid in the base of the bund
connected to the rainwater drainage sys-
tem. In Nassau this sludge "found its way
into a cave." On Abaco it will be finding
its way directly into our only water supply.
It would be ironic if we ended up with
more power than we can use and absolute-
ly no usable water.
Yours sincerely,
Alison Ball
A letter to
Frederik Gottlieb
To Mr. Gottlieb,
Repeating false information over and
over again does not make it a fact. Again,
you have publicly stated that two percent
sulfur content is within the World Health
Organization's (WHO) emission stan-
dards. Let me say that this is 100 percent,

absolutely incorrect. The WHO emission
standards are for emissions, not fuel con-
tent. And they are not in percentages. And
they are for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen diox-
ide, ozone and particulate matter.
BEC's record keeping on the emissions
from Clifton Pier are outdated and even
those are incomplete. But what data there
is available shows that Clifton Pier either
exceeds or almost exceeds the WHO stan-
dards. But there is only partial data due to
faulty equipment, meaning the real emis-
sions are worse than reported. What can
we expect at Wilson City?
If you will do some research, go to the
WHO website or contact persons there.
You will see that your statements on this
subject are false. Please stop repeating this
false information to support a terrible deci-
sion for Abaco's future.
Thank you for your time.
Matthew McCoy
A letter to the
Prime Minister
To Prime Minister Ingraham,
Sir, I have to say that I am insulted by
some of your recent comments in reference
to the new power plant at Wilson City. I
am in insulted that you would punish Ab-
aco with higher electricity bills for point-
ing out some of the awful side effects of a
HFO plant in the heart of one of the most
important wetland areas in Abaco. Are you
becoming a vengeful dictator? Do you not
accept that there are some things that even
you, the right honorable prime minister,
can do wrong?
Additionally, it seems there is some-
thing wrong with BEC's accounting. Yes,
the fuel costs are higher for diesel, but the
TOTAL cost is actually lower. When you
add up all the costs associated with HFO
procedures and maintenance, it IS more
expensive. Unless, of course, BEC plans
on cutting major safety and health corners.
Which they already admit to, cause they
ain't using any scrubbers. Stack height
does not change the pollution, just spreads
it in different places. The EPA rejects that
stack height argument, as do ALL Euro-
pean nations.
So, are you cutting corners and endan-
gering us, or are you going to pass the DIE-
SEL SAVINGS on to Abaco as well????

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Christmas Program
The Cherokee Assembly of God congre-
gation put on a wonderful Christmas Story
Pageant on December 22. Orchestrated
and directed by Peggy Albury, the cast of
nearly two dozen persons, both reciting
and singing parts, performed to a standing-
room only crowd who thoroughly enjoyed
the evening and the presentation. A num-
ber of persons came from Marsh Harbour
including a very talented young lady who
sang "It's All About the Cross."
A Change in Numbers
The settlement of Cherokee
Sound has had two births and
two deaths this past year. We
have no new permanent resi-
dents and, due to the state of the
local economy, few visitors.
As I have observed over the
years, Cherokee hasn't changed
much and this year is no excep-
tion. Michael and Maria Bethel ] .
have a brand new porch and
Mark and Lucy Davies have a
whole new house. Many homes
have received various stages of
maintenance and new coats of The
The WV
paint for the holidays. We are for the h
still proud to be thought of as t
vated bi
one of the cleanest and neatest
little communities on all of Aba- spent ye

co and we all strive to keep that reputation.
Work on the Old School
The W W Sands Community Center is
receiving some much needed repairs on the
inside of the building as well as to the shut-
ters on the outside, plus a complete new
paint job.
Happy New Year
We send along our good wishes for safe-
ty, good health and prosperity to all our
Abaco neighbours, our second home visi-
tors and to all our loved ones that are far
away, as well as all the soldiers fighting in
foreign wars. We pray for a better future
for our country and the world.

V Sanas tommunimty enter was spruce up
holidays with a new coat of paint. This reno-
uilding was the old school. The community
ars raising the money to make the extensive

By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Marvin Russell, who
has been selected as the island envoy for
Abaco in the upcoming Bahamas 14 Islands
Film Challenge. Five persons entered the
competition and Mr. Russell, a teacher at
Wesley College in Marsh Harbour, came
out the winner. Marvin was described by
Michelle Mikula of the Abaco Tourism of-
fice, as a young, bright Abaconian. "We
are very excited about his selection and
are sure that he will represent the island
of Abaco in the best possible way." The
applicants sent in their applications online
and then had to share their reasons for
wanting to host a film-maker. They had
to show that they were well versed, well
rounded and knowledgeable with a passion
for showing what makes their island spe-
cial and a vision of what makes it unique.
Marvin will have the responsibility to show
Abaco as a diverse and unique island with
special features to offer visitors from the
United Kingdom.
The Bahamas 14 Islands Film Challenge
will involve 14 Islands of The Bahamas,
14 film-makers and 14 days. It is being
organized by the Bahamas Tourist Office
in London and is aimed at bringing more
visitors from the United Kingdom to The
Bahamas. It aims to show consumers in the
UK that each island of The Bahamas is dif-
ferent and has its own special reasons to
be visited.
Fourteen aspiring film-makers will be

selected in the UK and each sent to a dif-
ferent island in The Bahamas for 14 days
to make a short film about that island. The
film-makers will be hosted by the envoy
for that particular island in his or her home
and the envoy will act as tour guide for all
14 days. It will be the task of the envoy
to help the film-maker by highlighting all
the best and most unique features of the
island, taking them to such places as se-
cluded beaches, blue holes, fishing spots
and introducing them to storytellers and
tradition bearers. They must ensure that
the film-maker gets the best chance to cap-
ture the full story of that particular island.
The film-makers will all be small aspir-
ing film-makers from the United Kingdom
who are hoping to make it big. They will
take their films back to the UK where they
will be entered into a competition to deter-
mine which film-maker has best captured
the uniqueness and flavour of their island.
They will receive much publicity with per-
haps the opportunity of being selected by a
film company. All films created by the 14
island teams, in addition to all the publicity
in the UK, will be shown at the Bahamas
International Film Festival in Nassau in
2010 as well as online at www.bahamas.
Marvin Russell, Abaco's envoy, trav-
eled to Nassau on December 14 to meet
with the Ministry of Tourism's organizing
committee for the film challenge which
will take place in the New Year.

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Science Conference will review recent findings
The fourth biennial Abaco Science Alli- and Inagua parrots and their distinctly David Steadman will present an update patterns of Blainville's beaked whales at
ance Conference will be held at New Vision unique conservation units. on vertebrate fossils from blue holes on the US Navy's Atlantic Undersea Test and
Ministries on January 8-9. The conference, Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey will give an Abaco. Evaluation Center (AUTEC): Response to
organized by Friends of the Environment, updated report on Baker's Bay Golf and Aaron Adams' topic is Bonefish Conser- sonar use?
is an opportunity for scientists conducting Ocean Club Environmental Programme. vation 101 Catherine Booker has studiend the Queen
research on Abaco and in The Bahamas to This is the end of the first five years and Elizabeth Stoner will talk about Jellyfish Conch Stock Assessment of a Proposed
share their findings with the community as the report will cover the good, the bad and and Sewage: a Love Affair? MPA and Fishing Grounds in the Berry
well as with other scientists. This year's the unexpected. Ancilleno Davis will present an assess- Islands.
conference has a fascinating line-up of Craig Layman's topic is Fish Pee, Too, ment of coral reef communities around Janet Franklin will present on patterns of
presenters. On Saturday the conference and he'll explore why animal excretion New Providence and development of a habitat use by migrant and resident land-
plans field trips in the afternoon to some of matters in The Bahamas. network of trained dive researchers. birds on Abaco
the research sites. Carolyn Hayle will talk on Can Smaller Diane Claridge, who resides on Abaco There will also be poster presentations
The 2010 presenters include the following. Be Better? Making the Most of Tourist De- doing research on marine mammals, will available for viewing.
* Caroline Stahala will discuss the Abaco velopment in the Local Economy. talk about the residency and movement


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New Year's Eve Karaoke
Come and show off your vocal talents
Cele I brat ion every Tuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Angler's Restaurant 8:00pm until... Country and W western
Live Entertainment by Stephen Colebrook Band Cou tr d n d W s tern
$85.00 per person (Gratuities are NOT included) Come and enjoy our savory n
Price includes white glove service, party favors, mouth-watering Country & Western
noise makers and a champagne toast at midnight. themed family-style dinner
Tickets will be available at the Front Desk every Wednesday night from 6 pm 10 pm
Menu Live music by Stephen Colebrook
(S Appetizer (select one) Baby Greens with Caramelized Pear,
Bleu Cheese, Walnuts and a Champagne Dressing Talent Show case
Winter Squash Bisque with Lemon Grass Join the staff of Abaco Beach Resort and Stephen Colebrook in
and Lime Creme Fraiche showing off your entertaining talents
Intermezzo Mango Sorbet every Thursday in Anglers Restaurant
Entree (select one) Angus Beef Filet Rossini Style starting at 8 pm Until.. ?
Fois Gras and Mushroom Bordeaux Glaze
Roasted Red Potato
Chef'sChoiceof Vegetable Japanese Friday Night
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Chef's Choice of Vegetable
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New Year's Day Dance the night away at our Pool Bar
every Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
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Brunch Buffet "Prime Time" Night
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January 1, 2010 10:OOam 2:OOpm
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Assorted Muffins Danish Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
Seasonal Fruit Platter Live music by Stephen Colebrook
Cream of Conch Chowder Potato Salad
Seasonal Mixed Greens & Assorted dressings
ChickenSouse BoiledFish Stephen Colebrook
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Advance reservations are recommended Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and
A la cart menu will NOT be available during our Gospel Sunday Lunch 1 pm to 3 pm
Live music by Stephen Colebrook

Gospel Sunday Lunch Art for the Parks
Join us for a great lunch with popular Gospel music Saturday, January 30, 2010 10 am 5 pm The Marquee
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Dundas Town dedicates first project will be the construction of a
Burial Society building baseball diamond field and tennis court
with parking at Central Abaco Primary
and lights Christmas Tree School. The second project is the con-
It was a glorious evening for the resi- struction of a cultural center at the Ocean
dents of Dundas Town who braved the View Park where residents and locals can
windy weather on December 17th to attend purchase their favorite Bahamian meals or
the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and just to listen to some down home Bahamian
rededication of the Burial Society build- music. It is intended to become the hub of
ing in Dundas Town. Cutting the ribbon to the community. The members also plan to
the building was Emily Russell, the oldest begin walk-a-bouts in the community to
resident in the Dundas Town community find out the needs of residents and hear
who is in her 90s. Once inside the build- their suggestions.
ing, residents were amazed at the plush Mr. Newbold stated that this building will
look with over 100 professional chairs and be used for holding their local government
fully air-conditioned. meetings, hosting seminars and other meet-
Bringing remarks was Deputy Chairman ings, as a homework and computer center
Feron Newbold, who gave a review of the for school children, and to host private ap-
work done by the committee over this past proved events. He thanked the residents for
year and named the projects they seek to their support and reminded them that the
take on in January 2010. The Committee's committee was elected by them so they will
continue to work hard for them.
Pastor Silbert Mills gave a history
of the burial society. He spoke of
those pioneers who came from Old
Place and Cornish Town after a hur-
5 ricane many years ago at which time
,-, 'they cut a road which allowed oth-
"ers to come and begin constructing
homes. However, the residents real-

Emily Russell, oldest resident of Dundas Town, is
shown cutting the ribbon to open the newly reno-
vated Burial Society building. It will serve the
community for meetings, seminars, the local gov-
ernment office and a computer center for school

ized that they needed a burial society
that was formed to take care of the
dead. He spoke of the persons who
worked hard to get the society go-
ing all of whom did a fantastic job to
ensure that the residents who passed
on had a good burial. He added that
those who passed on would be proud
to see what the Dundas Town Com-
mittee has done with what they have
started. He was proud to see what

Faron Newbold, Deputy Chairman of the
Dundas Town Town Committee, told the
residents of Dundas Town the goals of the
Committee for the coming year that will
improve the community.
the Committee did with part of funding
from local government.
Senior Island Administrator Cephas Coo-
per stated that next year this time he would
like to see the pictures of all of persons who
contributed to making the Burial Society
what it is today covering the walls. He as-
sured the residents that their money is being
spent well and is accounted for. He added
that Minister of Local Government Byron
Woodside plans to use the Brown's Bay
and the Burial Society projects as a model
throughout The Bahamas of what good local
government at work should look like.
The Christmas message was delivered
by Pastor Silbert Mills who spoke about
the significance of Christ's birth. He told
the committee to remain true to their com-
mitments to the people of Dundas Town
and not be discouraged. He stated that this
is a time to celebrate and they have a lot to
Cleola Sawyer had the honour of light-
ing the Christmas tree and the residents

fellowshiped by sharing a delicious meal.
Contractor Derek Miller, who did the ren-
ovation to the building, was presented with
a certificate of honor for doing the work
for a fraction of the value.
Price Right introduces
new Perks Card
Persons who patronize Price Right have
enjoyed the benefits of the green Perks
Card for many years but beginning in
January 2010, those benefits will change.
Instead of having a key card, everyone
will receive a Perks Card that will have
their photo, name and other relevant in-
formation on it. According to owner Chad
Sawyer, this new card will serve several
purposes. Firstly, it will enable them to
identify customers, especially those who
write bad checks; they will have informa-
tion in their system on the customer; and
the card can be scanned by those custom-
ers who shop using checks. The custom-
ers' points will continue to be stored on
the cards as before. All customers with a
Perks Card were given gift cards to assist
them with their Christmas shopping. Mr.
Sawyer stated that they know how tough
things are for many families so this is their
way of helping and letting their customers
know that they care about them. The gift
cards expire on January 17th, 2010.
Spring City's second Tree
Lighting Ceremony
By Samantha V. Evans
The community of Spring City came out
in good numbers on December 15th to take
part in the second annual tree lighting cer-
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Central From Page 12
emony held at the New Town entrance. A
short Christmas program was prepared to
usher residents into the Christmas spirit.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
told the residents that God has been good
to them so they should give Him much
thanks this holiday season. He reminded
them that, even though there is much talk
about ham and turkey and all of the gifts,
Jesus is the real reason for Christmas. He
hopes that everyone seeks peace on earth
and goodwill towards men and gives glory
to the one who can give each man the will
to do so.
Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, told
the residents that Spring City has had a
special place in his heart throughout his po-
litical life. He told them to remember the
reason for the season
and hopes that it ignite
in them the spirit of
respect and love they
are required by God to
show each other. He
said that in the New
Year 25 new homes
will be built in Spring
City so he asked the
residents to give him
the names of persons in
need of a home so that
he can take them to the
Minister of Housing
for consideration.
The Christmas mes-
sage was delivered by
Pastor Tinker, a local Vergie Russell, th
minister in the com- light the Christma
munity. He gave the Colin Curry, Tow

residents three things to do this Christmas
to make the community better: they must
live together as one, love one another and
remember the less fortunate around them.
At the end of the ceremony gifts were
given to the oldest person living in the com-
munity and the newest resident to the com-
munity. The tree lights were then turned
on by Vergie Russell, the oldest resident.
A reception followed.
Abaco Hardware
thanks its customers
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco Ace Hardware held its Customer
Appreciation Open House on December
12th. However, they made themselves
available to meet the needs of customers
if it was warranted beyond the time allot-
ted that day. According to owner Daren

'e oldest resident in Spring City, was asked to
!s tree in Spring City. She is shown here with
vn Committee member of Spring City.

Albury, they realize that things are tough
now for many persons so they held a sale
for a limited time during the day to help
customers with Christmas purchases. Usu-
ally the sale is only on items within the
store but this year they included lumber as
well. Christmas decorations were on sale
before the Open House and remained on
sale after that time as well. They served
refreshments throughout the day as a way
of saying thank you to their customers for
their patronage over this year. Mr. Albury
and the staff of Abaco Hardware wishes
everyone a very happy and prosperous
New Year.
Scurvy Few Partners
with Social Services
By Samantha V. Evans
Scurvy Few's Toys for Tots has be-
come a great way for locals to contribute

to the needy in society during Christmas
time. On December 12 it held a fun day
across from the Memorial Plaza. The day
began with the blessing of the motorcy-
cles by Rev. Jason Quasi. According vice
president of Scurvy Few, things were a
bit slow this year but by the end of the
day, they had sold all of their food items
including hot dogs and hamburgers. They
also sold snacks and beverages. The kids
enjoyed face painting and the bouncing
castle throughout the day. The members
asked those attending to bring a new toy
for needy people on Abaco. All the toys
bought this year will be given to Social
Services to distribute to the less fortunate.
This will be the first time that they are do-
ing it this way. Well over 500 toys were
Please see Central Page 15

On December 12 Abaco Hardware treated its customers to snack foods in appreciation
of their business.

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purchased. These toys were good quality
items that the kids would love. They were
ordered through Abaco Hardware that got
them at a good price through their suppli-
ers. For this great gesture a special thanks
is extended to them. Other corporate spon-
sors of this fund raiser were Abaco Ice,
Shell 24/7 for the soft drinks and the pub-
lic for their support.
Heal Our Land assists
a family in Nassau
By Samantha V. Evans
Heal Our Land came in contact with
a family in Nassau in August 2009 who

were in dire need of help. This family had
their five children taken away from them
in December 2008 by Social Services. The
parents, Ricardo and Karen Forbes, were
homeless and living in an abandoned car.
The couple was soon rescued by a family
in Nassau who took them into their home.
Kathleen Knowles and Cleola Pinder
from Abaco looked for housing for them
so that the children could be returned to
their parents. They were successful in Oc-
tober 2009. The home they found had to
meet certain criteria as stipulated by Social
Services; it had to have three bedrooms,
be furnished and have a refrigerator and
When the home was found, they got

families and businesses in Nassau to help
meet the other requirements. Due to the
efforts of Mrs. Knowles, Mrs. Pinder, and
Pastor Micklyn Seymour from Nassau, the
father is now working. The next step was
to get Social Services to release the chil-
dren and reunite them with their parents.
On October 21st, 2009, the ladies got the
children ages 6 to 16 released from three
orphanages where they were living. Mrs.
Knowles explained that even though they
went for the Forbes children, other chil-
dren wanted to go with them to be placed
in a regular home setting. Both ladies ex-
plained how emotional this experience was
for them as they did not realize that there
were so many displaced children in The
After the children were reunited with

their parents, a thanksgiving service was
held at a church in Nassau. The three older
boys won a talent search at another church.
Heal Our Land continues to send the
family food items and assists in other ar-
eas to ensure that their housing remains se-
cure. A committee was formed in Nassau
to help them until they are stabilized.
This is the first time Heal Our Land has
helped a family in such a significant way.
However, they assist individuals locally
on a regular basis. The assistance includes
paying utility bills, providing housing,
food, clothing and counseling. They net-
work with others to ensure that those in
need can survive. They appeal to the public
to support their food drive and adapt the
Please see Central Page 16

Through its Toys for Tots program, the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club collects toys and
raises money to buy toys for the needy children of all Abaco ,,,'i,,,,,un,,'. Members are
shown here presenting gifts to Social Services for distribution. Shi 1i, are Heath Higgs,
Charles Efinger, Kimrice Miller, Charlemae Fernander, Rex Albury, Barbara Williams
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miscellaneous items were accepted. held an open house on December 21st with place on December 15th at the Burial So-
Monthly supporters are needed to pro- an all day affair at the salon in the Dove city. Pastor Stephen Knowles gave the
attitude of sharing. vide food items on a more consistent basis. Plaza. No hair was being done on this day blessing of Murphy Town, expressing his
They are appreciative of the Helping Items can be dropped off at B & P Consult- as all of the equipment and chairs were re- faith in that community.
Hands of Treasure Cay made up of second ing in Abaco Shopping Centre or by calling placed with tables stacked with items for Special music was provided by the BGC
homeowners, who have an annual food 367-3181 or 367-5198. sale. They had shoes, accessories, bags, Angelic Choir and the nine man band Gen-
drive at Golden Harvest Grocery Store Open House at clutches and watches on sale. According to esis. Members of the audience often joined
to assist them in their efforts to feed the Taka this was a day for them to make some in the singing. Chief Councillor Cubell
hungry on the island. The drive began in Hair Express extra money and to give back to custom- Davis, Jr., reminded the residents that the
November and extended until the end of By Samantha V. Evans ers. Free refreshments were offered all day meaning of the Christmas Tree Lighting
December 2009. All non-perishable and Taka Davis and the Hair Express family and persons spending more than $50 had a Ceremony was to bring people together as
chance to enter the raffle to win a Rolex one family.
watch and a Gucci bag and wallet set. The official tree lighting was performed
At the end of the day the winner of the by one of the older members of that com-
Rolex watch was Cindy Carroll and the munity, Beverly Curry, who turned on the
winner of the Gucci set was Elaine Turn- lights to illuminate the decorated Christ-
quest. Both winners were overjoyed. The mas tree.
STkids got gift bags with treats and customers The food served after the program was
received free accessories throughout the
day as well. The open house was extended Please see Central Page 78
until Christmas Eve.
Murphy Town
held Christmas
Tree Lighting
By Mirella Santillo
The Murphy Town
Christmas Tree Light-
ing Ceremony drew
quite a good crowd
Heal Our Land reached out to the business community this Christmas to ensure that kids who enjoyed the carol
and parents could have something nice to open on Christmas morning. Thanks to Baker's singing and partook in
Bay and the Abaco Shoe Gallery, kids and parents in need were given new toys and foot- the abundant food pro-
wear. Heal Our Land also gave out 200 plates of food on Christmas Day to families in vided at the end of the
Central Abaco who were needy. Kathleen Knowles and the Heal Our Land P'ly" came program. The program
out in good numbers to prepare, distribute and deliver food to Murphy Town, Dundas was simple and to the
Town, and The Peas. The food items were donated by businesses and the community. point, to remind peo- Beverly Curry was chosen to light the Christmas tree during
The dinners were delivered and also given out at the Church of God of Prophecy Hall in ple of the meaning of the ceremony at Murphy Town. She is shown with Murphy
Dundas Town. Special thanks to all the volunteers who gave their support and worked the Christmas season Town Town Committee Chairman Renardo Curry and Pastor
extremely hard to make this event a success. Kathleen Knowles, organizer of Heal Our The function took Stephen Knowles.
Land, is on the far right with volunteer Kore Reckley standing next to her.

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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" Great Abaco 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.
Waterftront 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 corner 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 weather
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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January 1, 2009

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Section A Page 17

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, I
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.
"Windward Palms" # 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/ftastefully 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 # 7- 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elega t*'%it-ed canal home, plus
garage on 10,4Q pically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded Aafrontage 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/I 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/f parcel 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


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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/f furnushed 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 be2bath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level 4 ondo on Brigantine
Bay. Include Cl units and finger dock. well
maintain great 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.
Royal Palm # 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 Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay level &
cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea views. All
utilities available. $1,449,000.
Beach & Canal Lot 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 Cqnt Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel ltir'e's) with 115' sandy
beach frontage M '*t. Superior building lot. All
utilities avail -. 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 ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel#if1470 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 of Abaco, 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. $434,000.
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.
BrigantineBay # 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 Co) p -ot- # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel w 4Tof golf course frontage.
All utilities 'S- hort 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.
OrchidBay 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. I acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.

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Central From Page 16
varied and abundant. Soon the whole as-
sembly was lined in front of the tables for
the delicious food.
The evening ended with a Junkanoo rush
by the Murphy Town Mo-town Shockers.
The children received bags of candy and
people socialized for a while longer.
Sand Dollar Shoppe
held Open House
By Samantha V. Evans
The Sand Dollar Shop has held its
Christmas Open House for the past three
years and every year it offers items at dis-
counted prices beginning Thanksgiving
week and leading up to Christmas Eve.
Specials are on jewelry from Abaco Gold

and items of clothing and specialty items
from the Sand Dollar Shop. At Abaco Gold
the artisans make their own jewelry includ-
ing wedding bands, and they set stones in
The first and third weeks the shop raffled
a laptop and the second and fourth weeks
a 26-inch flat screen television with DVD
access was raffled (as the first prize). The
second prize each week was jewelry and
the third prize was a $100 gift certificate
at Wally's, Mangoes or Curly Tails. On
Christmas Eve the drawing was held for
the mega prize which, according to Monica
Higgs, always includes a diamond.
The first week the first place prize, a
laptop, went to Lyn Darville, the second
place 14K gold jewelry went to Chovez
McBride and the third place prize, dinner

for two at Wally's, went to Ernestine Far-
rington. During week two the winner of
the flat screen television went to Valarie
Dean, second place prize of a 14K gold
piece of jewelry went to Jeralyn Sands
and the third prize of the dinner for two at
Curly Tails went to Julia Mills.
Scotia Bank is a
Junkanoo sponsor
By Mirella Santillo
During the first week of December,
Scotia Bank handed made a donation to
three Junkanoo groups to assist them
in buying material for their costumes.
The Spring City Rockers, the Mo-Town
Shockers and the Treasure Cay Explorers
received checks from the bank Manager,
Matthew Sawyer.
Mr. Sawyer explained that the bank
wants to give back to the community and
feels that Junkanoo is the expression of a
culture common to all Bahamian islands.

Five groups are making preparations to
participate in the February 2010 Love pa-
rade: the Spring City Rockers, the Dundas
Town Goombay Boys and Supreme Danc-
ers, the Murphy Town Mo-Town Shock-
ers and the Treasure Cay Explorers.
Remote controled
sailboats compete
The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club held
its Boxing Day Regatta for remote con-
trolled Lasers on December 26 at the
Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour. Seven
competitors concentrated on racing the
radio-controlled sailboats.
After getting blown out last weekend
by the same cold front that dumped many
inches of snow on northeastern United
States, the sailors were met by drifting
conditions for the R/C Laser Boxing Day
Regatta. The light winds kept the racing
Please see Central Page 19

The Sand Dollar Shoppe in Marsh Harbour offered its customers many specials from
Thanksgiving to Christmas. Raffles each week and specials on merchandise in the store
enticed many to buy their gifts there. Here Sherry Pinder is showing customers some of
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Central From Page 18 Vendors anticipate were given notice by the Marsh Harbour greeted one another, taking advantage of
new location Town Committee that they would have the occasion to renew acquaintances, re-
close, and frequently five or six boats went n lW o cation to vacate the area and were offered to turning to the tables at intervals to check
around the marks in a clump. With the light By Navardo Saunders conduct their businesses at the Goombay on their bids.
winds and sailors concentrating on their The vendors who sell along Don Mac- Park instead. The vendors were upset When the bidding was stopped, bidders
boats, you could hear a pin drop. These Kay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour are call- with the decision and said they weren't rushed to their choices to find out if they
shifting conditions along with the drifting ing on Edison Key, BAIC Chairman and going to move. had offered enough for the painting or the
conditions made the racing difficult. Member of Parliament for South Abaco, At issue for one was the place chosen object of their choice. Soon bidders could
Two first timers competed and did very to complete the work on the proposed site for them to relocate. The vendors had sev- be seen carrying a water color by Betsy
well along with the regulars. Seven races for them opposite BEC in Marsh Harbour. eral complaints. They pointed out that a Wheeler from Treasure Cay, who donated
were held, thanks to the race committee Mr. Key said it is one of his top priorities freight area adjacent to the park often has the most pieces to the auction or a tile dec-
work. Jim Kaighin came out on top win- and that work will be done when funds for garbage containers from the cays. When it orated with Bahama parrots, compliments
ning five of the seven races, followed by the project become available. The site is rains, the run-off from a nearby grave yard of Lou Schneider or a print from Tammy
Anders Ljungholm, then Randy Key. First expected to be a cultural area with arts and invades the area which they believe will Smith or a landscape by Bob Zwickle. The
timer Brent Eastwood of Lexington, Ken- crafts, a farmers' market and a place for turn people off. list could go on, so many were the items.
tucky was fourth, the vendors. Some members of the Town Commit- There was jewelry by Linda Wiltfang and
This year the club plans to do a "tour" If you had spoken to the vendors who tee feel that having the vendors along Don straw purses by Lillian Cash, a wooden
with regattas in Marsh Harbour, Treasure sell food, salads, seafood and fruit along MacKay Boulevard results in traffic con- bowl by Royce Sands. It was the perfect
Cay, Man-O-War, Little Harbour and Hope Don MacKay Boulevard several weeks gestion and makes the city look chaotic. occasion to purchase Christmas gifts and
Town. Treasure Cay is our next location. ago, the mood would have been quite dif- Art auction raised funds many people did.
The date is not yet set. For more informa- fervent than it is today. Some people bid on several items and
tion, contact Jim Kaighin at 367-3086. That is because several weeks ago they for cancer victims won them; others bought goods, such as
By Mirella Santillo Christmas-related objects or decorating
The annual Abaco's Cancer Society items, at the Cancer Society shop located
Silent Art Auction took place on Decem- in another area of the restaurant complex.
ber 12th at Mangoes Restaurant and was a According to Marjolein Scott, Co-pres-
great success. All the pieces offered were ident of the Cancer Society, the evening
sold. Many beautiful paintings in various was a great success, thanks to the generous
media, donated by artists from Abaco and donations of so many people. The profits
Florida, were hung on the walls of dining of the Cancer Society fund raising events
areas or were displayed on tables. People are donated to cancer patients needing help
were greeted at the entrance with an empty with traveling expenses related to their
glass that could be filled at the bar for one medical condition.
complimentary red or white wine and an There will be a breast cancer walk and
offer to buy raffle tickets for prizes that education seminar on January 21st, 2010.
were drawn every hour. Call Leah Pinder for details at 367-2744 or
Soon a crowd had formed in spite of the 577-6764.
rainy weather, some people spilling into
n k j the bar area where a table was set with an
The Cancer Society of Abaco held its annual art auction at Mangoes on December 12. array of hors d'oeuvres. Others inspected
Many items were donated to raise funds for assisting victims of cancer to get treatments. the art work and registered their bids,

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The Abaconian January 1 2009

RDA states its objections to the new power plant

Press Release provided by
Responsible Development for Abaco
The group Responsible Development
for Abaco (RDA) announced that it is dis-
turbed, but not surprised that Prime Min-
ister Hubert Ingraham is defending BEC's
new power plant at Wilson City. Construc-
tion has already started, which would make
it embarrassing to stop.
Mr. Ingraham defended the decision to
go ahead with the Bunker C plant saying,
"I suppose in the case of Abaco, we could
have continued with the blackouts and the
outages that we had. And we could have
continued to pollute the environment as we
are doing now at the station in Marsh Har-
bour; as we are doing today. And we could
have continued to have all the smoke go-
ing into the communities of Central Pines,
Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour."
RDA and Abaco Cares President Clint
Kemp said, "That smoke and 'what not'
Mr. Ingraham is referring to is from die-
sel emissions which are far less harmful
than the emissions from Bunker C, which
is what will be used at the Wilson City
plant." While diesel should have some
emission controls as required by developed
countries, Bunker C would require those
same controls in addition to a whole new
layer of controls, such as wet scrubbers, to
meet emissions and public health standards
set out by law in those same developed
BEC's knowledge of the negative public
health impacts is evidenced by their plans
to install 106-foot tall smokestacks that
would not be considered for a diesel plant.
This is a flawed attempt to mitigate the
more toxic emissions of a Bunker C plant
since the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency has said that increased smokestack

height does not decrease public health risks
associated with emissions.
Mr. Kemp added, "If the Bahamas gov-
ernment was actually concerned about the
public health, it would have installed emis-
sions controls and monitors at the existing
diesel-burning power plant or would not
have allowed a school and community to
be built next to it." While the Bahamian
government ramps up its use of the contro-
versial fuel, in the rest of the world Bun-
ker C is being phased out considerably due
to costs, health concerns and detrimental
environmental effects as it is a refinery bi-
product left over after gasoline and distil-
late fuel oils are extracted from crude oil.
In the United States the use of Bunker C
and diesel has gone from 16.8 percent in
1973 to three percent today.
Prime Minister Ingraham has assured
residents of Abaco that his administration
does not believe the plant will adversely
affect the environment or the economy of
the island and will provide a more reliable
power supply for Abaco. Though RDA
understands the need for a reliable power
supply, it believes the government had an
opportunity to construct the power plant in
a less environmentally threatening location
but missed the boat. "How can Mr. Ingra-
ham say there will be no environmental
impact when there are spills and oil slicks
in Marsh Harbour and Clifton Pier? The
shipping companies do not want to spill oil
but it is inevitable. The only recourse is to
reduce the damage by limiting it to areas
that would not impact touristic and envi-
ronmentally sensitive areas," said Matt
McCoy, RDA Secretary.
Mr. McCoy added that the plant is al-
ready driving away investors. "One de-
veloper has decided to leave and is trying

to sell because of the poor decisions being
made for Abaco. Many people have de-
cided not to buy or build in the area of the
power plant. Tourists don't want to visit
the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and
see a tanker offloading fuel just feet away
and swim in an oil slick."
If the Wilson City location was the best
available based on cost, ease of fuel drop-
off, impact to residents and ecological im-
portance, there would be no opposition.
Unfortunately, RDA believes that the Wil-
son City location fails all of the above cri-
teria. Norman's Castle would be cheaper
(no three-mile pipeline), not influenced by
rage conditions during fuel drop-off, it is
ten miles from the nearest residential area
and downwind of Marsh Harbour (less im-
pact to residents), and there are no dense
areas of blue holes, underground caverns,
mangrove creeks, and existing and pro-
posed national parks like at Wilson City.
Minister of the Environment Earl De-
veaux pointed out that BEC currently has a
comprehensive national oil spill policy and
plan in place. That is useless if there is not
spill containment and clean up equipment
at the fueling site with trained operators
standing by. Mr. Kemp argued, "In the
time it would take to mobilize personnel
on New Providence or Grand Bahama, the
damage would be done! Rage conditions at
the current site would increase the risk of
spills. This highlights an additional reason
the site is unsuitable."
Responsible Development for Abaco
filed suit earlier this month in the Supreme
Court against the Prime Minister and oth-
ers. Mr. Ingraham told reporters. "A suit
against the Prime Minister is no suit what-
soever. It will be struck out immediately
by any judge, anywhere, at any time."

"It is nice to see that Prime Minister In-
graham thinks he is above the law and does
not need permits like everyone else," says
McCoy. "Similar to our government think-
ing it was above the law when it took land
from people to benefit the Albany Devel-
opment on New Providence. The govern-
ment lost that case."
The Prime Minister claimed that a small
minority of people in Hope Town includ-
ing a smaller minority of part-time winter
residents and/or homeowners has driven
the lawsuit and protests over the plant. Re-
sponsible Development for Abaco instead
can show that over 1200 people signed a
petition. "How is that a small group?" Mr.
Kemp said. "Anything short of a major-
ity will be labeled a small group. When
was the last time 1200 persons publicly op-
posed anything, especially given the small
population of Abaco?"
RDA will continue to voice its concerns
over the construction of this potentially
devastating power plant. The people of
Abaco deserve to be heard and the island's
eco systems must be preserved for future
generations of Bahamians.
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Prime Minister responds to Fred Smith

By Navardo Saunders
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham laughed when he
was asked about the lawsuit attorney Fred Smith, QC,
has initiated against the government for its decision to
construct the $1.05 million Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration power plant at Wilson City.
"I sent a message to Fred Smith the other day that he
shouldn't sham his clients," Mr. Ingraham said. "The suit
against the Prime Minister is no suit whatsoever. It would
be struck out immediately by any judge anywhere at any
time. They have no case, but they are entitled to go to
court. The plant is going to go on. It's going to open in
April of next year with or without Mr. Fred Smith's sup-
Mr. Smith, who represents a group of residents who

call themselves Responsible Development for Abaco
(RDA) has been granted leave by Justice Estelle Gray
Evans to commence judicial review of the power plant
decision but was denied a request for an injunction to stop
work on the plant.
Not satisfied with Justice's Gray decision, RDA in a
notice of appeal filed the week following the Prime Min-
ister's comments which were made at the power plant on
December 12 says, "The learned judge failed to exercise
her discretion based on the facts before her, which shows
that, absent an interlocutory injunction, the power plant
is likely to have been completed and the relevant damage
done by the time the application for constitutional relief
and judicial review is heard, thus allowing the respondents
to benefit from their own wrong and effectively depriving

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been surveyed for future expansion. According to the group, that expansion will threaten nearby mangrove creeks.

the appellants of relief entirely."
Listed as respondents are Prime Minister Hubert In-
graham, Minister of the Environment Dr. Earl Deveaux,
Minister of Health Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Public
Works and Transport Neko Grant and Attorney General
John Delaney in their official capacities. Also listed as re-
spondents are the South Abaco District Council and BEC.
RDA wants the Court of Appeal to order those respon-
dents to disclose all relevant paperwork relating to the
decision to proceed with the construction of the plant,
including environmental impact assessments and environ-
mental management plans.
"The learned judge failed to give any proper reasons
for refusing the application," RDA contends. "...The ab-
sence of proper reasons creates an inference that the mat-
ter was not considered properly or judicially by the judge.
In particular there can be no confidence that all relevant
matters, and only relevant matters, were taken into ac-
count when the learned judge exercised her discretion."
The group contends that Justice Evans erred in law in not
ordering the injunctions sought.
Mr. Smith contends that not only was consultation not
actively carried out, but matters were conducted as far
as possible in secret, and the Minister for Crown Lands
(the Prime Minister) exceeded his powers by agreeing to
grant leases of Crown Land when it was not in the public
interest to do so. He also cites health risks, possible dam-
age to the environment that could be caused as a result of
using bunker C fuel.
The Prime Minister has announced that there is a good
chance that the less harmful diesel will be used instead of
bunker C. However, he warned that the electricity bills
on Abaco would increase as a result.

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Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, an-
nounced that in 2010 the government will introduce ve-
hicle emissions regulations and fees requiring consum-
ers to pay for the disposal of refrigerators, stoves and
related items.
Additionally, he said, "Everyone who buys a car,
there will be a fee to put into that environment fund be-
cause we know that the car will eventually be put down.
As it is now, the government has the responsibility of
disposing of it."
There will also be enforcement of the laws for those
who go before the Environmental Court for various in-
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Letters From Page 9
It is also insulting that you do not count
Spring City, Cherokee and Little Harbour
as communities when you say there are
no communities with in eight miles of the
plant. Are you saying that these people
don't count and it doesn't matter if they get
lung cancer???
Matthew McCoy

Bunker C causes

cancer risks
Dear Editor,
First, I want to say that Abaco needs
a new power plant to supply the needs
of its people. For years Abaco has been
faced with the problems of blackouts, load
shedding and the pollution that spreads
over homes and schools from the diesel-
powered plant. It was comforting to hear
that you, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham
and Frederik Gottlieb, were so concerned
about the health and welfare of the people
living next to the existing plant. If this is
the case, how can you in good conscience
be building the most polluting oil-fired
power plant in the world using Bunker C?
The pollutants in a diesel-fired power
plant pale in comparison to those that are
produced by a Bunker C/ heavy oil fired
power plant. For every 100 gallons of Bun-
ker C burned there will be one gallon left
of very toxic cancer-causing sludge that
will not burn. You will mix this with diesel
so that it will burn in the incinerator and go
up in another 106-foot tall stack to go right
into the air and drop onto the land and into
our cistern water and aquifers.
It is amazing that you showed concern
for your constituency over the existing
plant, but turn your back on the people liv-
ing next to the new plant, which will pro-
duce far more pollutants including those
that DO CAUSE CANCER, Dioxins and
Furans, with only a smoke stack to disperse
these dangerous byproducts of burning this
fuel "far away," as you say. However, in
prevailing winds those pollutants will be
heading towards Spring City and Marsh
Harbour and all the existing farms which
are producing foods that are marketed to
the people of Abaco. These pollutants will
travel for many miles and will reach the
outlying cays of Abaco.
You say that this plant is being built
to the latest standards and have quoted
the World Bank and also U.S. standards.
Without pollution controls, this is not true.
Pollution controls would HAVE to be used
in a plant such as this in the States. The
106-foot tall stacks will not reduce the
pollution whatsoever; it will just move it
farther away if the wind is blowing. The
direct result of this plant will be that the
citizens of Abaco will have to deal with
many heath problems.
It is sad that you depended on an EIA
that is full of false information and incom-
plete data. Where is the dispersion study
that will show where these pollutants will

go? You said it is under study. Is it com-
plete yet? Don't we deserve to know what
will be coming our way? The EIA states
the nearest settlement is Spring City sev-
en miles away. What about the over 300
homes that are less than six miles away?
Do they not count? Mr. Gottlieb, it is
amazing that you are able to say that as a
fact when you know that Little Harbour is
only three miles away. Why do you contin-
ue to ignore these people when you know
they are there? Also, it is easy to see how
close this plant is to the water. The EIA
states two miles but it is less than quarter
mile, another false statement in the EIA.
I am pleading with you to reconsid-
er and change the source of fuel for this
plant. If Bunker C is used, it will show
that you have not considered all the costs
of this type of fuel. Have you included all
the additional equipment, maintenance and
work force that are needed for a Bunker C
plant? Do the people of Abaco not deserve
a healthy and long life? If you need more
information on the problems associated
with Bunker C, you should read about it
on the EPA's web site. It is full of good in-
formation on the problems associated with
this fuel.
You say there are only a few people who
object to this plant. There are many, many
more people who are educating them-
selves on the dangers associated with this
fuel. What you have told the majority of
the people of Abaco is false and mislead-
ing information. Maybe what is needed is
a meeting where the truth is told and the
people of Abaco have the opportunity to
learn what will be in their air and water in
the future. We need a Public Town Hall
meeting where we are able to participate
and voice our concerns and get answers
other than those that come from BEC. It
is to be hoped that that will happen and we
can all feel comfortable with this decision
that will affect all of us.
Thank you for the chance to voice my
Virginia Warwick
Little Harbour

Harmful effects of

bunker C must be con-

Dear Sirs,
I am writing in opposition to the Wilson
City power plant which is currently sched-
uled to use a toxic fuel known as Bunker C
in an extremely environmentally sensitive
location. After attending the September
10th, 2009, Town Hall Meeting with other
concerned residents of Abaco, my research
about the location and fuel choice has
brought to light the distressing economic
and environmental impact this project will
have on Abaco.
The more I learn about the location the
more I can't understand how and why the
decision was made. Having grown up near
the Bight of Old Robinson and often giving

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tours of the blue holes in the mangrove
creeks, I always knew that they were very
deep holes and linked together by cata-
combs below the surface of the sea floor.
However, I did not realize until recently
that these holes are also linked to blue
holes and catacombs under and near the
new power plant. The few hundred yards
would normally be enough of a buffer from
the power plant site to the Mangroves.
However, when the "Swiss cheese" nature
of the ground is considered, it is obvious
that the oil and chemicals that will be in
the plant's cooling water and future oil
spills and storm water runoff will not only
pollute the ground under the power plant
but will also affect the fresh water lens and
the mangrove creeks.
The really amazing thing that highlights
the poor decision to locate the power plant
at Wilson City is that the main area of
mangroves and densest number of blue
holes in the Sea of Abaco is the area next
to the power plant site. That is the rea-
son that the Bahamas National Trust and
Friends of the Environment have proposed
the area as a national park which would
protect the habitat required for reproduc-
tion of marine life for tourists to see at
Sandy Cay reef and for the benefit of local
and tourist fisherman alike.
Beyond the negative implications to
tourism from the return of tar balls in the
Sea of Abaco when the inevitable spills
occur, the emissions from Bunker C are
some of the worst. With very little re-
search effort on the internet, I learned that
Bunker C is what is left over after diesel,
kerosene and gasoline are refined out of
a barrel of crude oil and that all the espe-
cially toxic ingredients that are banned in
cleaner fuels to protect our health are left

behind in the Bunker C in a concentrated
What is the point of distilling these sub-
stances from auto and boat gas and then
breathing them in anyway when they are
burned in a Bunker C power plant? Even
worse, other countries now have cleaner
fuel and therefore air while Bahamian resi-
dents will get a bigger dose of the bad stuff.
This is an especially hard outcome to fath-
om when one realizes that the additional
costs of using Bunker C versus diesel fuel
in generators likely cancels out any savings
from the actual cost of the fuel, something
BEC has obviously not factored in.
It is obvious that with the current meth-
ods or lack of methods the Bahamas gov-
ernment is using to decide how to develop
the country, Abaco has become a risky
investment for many past and current in-
vestors. This is evidenced by a number of
people that have shelved plans to buy or
build in the Wilson City area. I can only
assume that the area will be economically
depressed in the future if others are like
me and would not consider buying prop-
erty or building a house near a Bunker C
power plant, no matter how low the pur-
chase price.
If this plant is constructed as planned
without the emissions controls and moni-
toring that are needed to protect the health
of all residents, families that rely on rain
water for drinking water will not be able to
drink the water due to the toxic particulate
matter that will be deposited on roofs, not
to mention in their lungs. Is there really
any compensation, such as supposed lower
energy prices, that will offset the damage
to the health of all Abaco residents and
their children?
David Pitcarin

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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
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Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
Abaco Air 367-2266
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Dive Shops
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Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
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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
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Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

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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
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Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
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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

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

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

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
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
P inacle ............ . .... ....... ... . ...............
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+.....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............ .367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............. 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ......................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ........... 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
M unchies .............. ..... ....$ .....+.....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Hibiscus ...... ............................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar... ..............365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders .............. $$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ .......... 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............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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h :x, Abaco Cays Realty extends their warmest wishes for a wonderful Christmas and the happiest and most prosperous of new years. lA

Great Guana Cay
1.5 Acres
- 2 Bedrooms. 2 Bath
- .760 s.f. Residence
. Covered & Open Decks
- 160' of Ocean Beach
- Fabulous Ocean Views
- Additional Land Available
i'.. 'I. Available

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* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1.198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGVI1008 $9,995,000. L
* "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.
#GGI-1096- $4,950,000. -
* "ART CAFE & BAKERY"- Settlement Commercial at Main Public "" \nr, I,,t Hlu'c
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 #G Il1109 $867,500.
* "SANDCASTLE" 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 960 s.f. Residence .
Covered Porch Land 5,000 s.f. Dock Access Furnished.
#GGHII 011$375,000. ,' .I "-

* "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. #GTH1127- NEW $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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Great Guana Cay
Orchid Bay
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths.
- 1840 s.f. Residence.
955 s.f. Porches & Decks
- Land 74' Sea of Abaco
11,016 s.f.- 0.25 Acres
- Auxiliary Generator
- Private Dock
- Fabulous Views
#GGH1123- S1,160,000.
Man-O-War Cay

- 0.975 Acres -
- 100' Ocean Beachfront
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Green Turtle Cay
New Plymouth
-. -4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
2,170 s.f. Residence
,mij_ 285 s.f Covered Porches
Land 3,480 s.f. Near
i Public Dock in Harbour.
Historic Gingerbread
Harbour Views
9 #GTH1119- $450,000.

-* ......... Green Turtle Cay
"" -5 bedrooms. 4 Baths
-4977 s.E Residence
S-3.5 Acres Sea-to-Sea
130 Ocean Beachlioni
200" on Coco fia
.... .. -Pritate Dock otnCoco Bay
S15KW Aux (in.c
S)600 PD -Watermaker
#GT11097 Four Possible Sale
Options Froa: $462,000 fobr
"Son Ligh" t o $2,300,000 for entire st Coco Bae.
"Sonn Light" to $2,300,000 trorentire Estate

Man-O-War Cay
Eastern Harbour
- ? Bedrooms. 2 Baths
- .030s.f. Residence -
- 1 .290 s.f. Covered Deck
. .877 Acres
S, 2' Ocean Frontage
.,cmi-Private Dock..
,.uperb Ocean Views

'.I Will 1076- $S1,270,000.

Man-O-War Cay -
-4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
- 1,240 s.f. Residence.
-0.3213 Acre-14K000 s.r.
- Hillside for great Ocean
- Beautifully Landscaped
- Fully Furnished &
#MWH1020- $525,000.

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* "BERKLEY'S BLUFF" White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
31.000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTV1125 -S495,000


* "Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site 321.690 s.f. 7.385 Acre
300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage Newly
built dock great family estate #GGVI 143 $2,250,000.
* "WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69.197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGVI I 12-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV1006- NEW PRICE $667,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 1 242' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 43.803 sq.ft..
- = 1.0055 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGVI 131 NEW- $685,000.
* PARCEL"C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea of Abaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW $685,000.
* "SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24.292 s.f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea of Abaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV 1118 NEW LISTING $624,500.
* "LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV1000 $545,500.

* "ATLANTIS"- 19.239 s... 0.4417 Acre 95' of North Atlantic Bcach-
frontage 159' in Depth Beautiful Beach-front building site Central Great
Guana Ca% location Semi-private dock. (i(GGIV1135 NEW-S485,000.
* "CAPTAIN'S COVE" 6.653 s.f. .0152 Acre 45.47'" of Sea ofAbaco
frontage Prime building site can carry a privatkdock 180 degree views -
underground electric and paved road. #GGV1091 $375,000.
* PARCEL "A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.f1. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage = 176'- SW Boundary 133' -NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available sGGVI 130 NEW $345,000.
* "PARADISE"- 12.141 s.'. 0.2787 acre One lot olf beach with beach
access steps away great elevated building site central Great Guana Cay
location GiGVI 138 NEW $199,000.
* "CONCHED OUT" offered in I to 4 prime sites 100' 460' of
water frontage Atlantic Beach and Sea of Abaco frontage available -
10'-32" elevations 360' views Very private Area
#GTV1008 $546,000. $3,000,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV1080 $595,000.
* "LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 26.589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTV 1121 NEW $325,000.
* "LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
- 0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV1122- NEW $325,000.
* "COCO BAY VIEW" 32,690 s.f. 0.7567 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTVI009 $291,000.
* "COCO BAY BREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
- .2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -I ot
* "CASUARINA "- 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right off shore
IGTV 1074 $89,000.

I / Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
S" .... 2,664 s.f. Residence.
2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
. 838 s.f. Guest Hlouse
Land Sea-to-Sea
43,800 s.f.-1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
"Entr,' Deiu. ,ll.'r fMWlIl 116 S3,750,000.


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3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
- 1,560 s.f. Residence.
- 1,040 s.f. Verandahs
-Land 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
Dickie's Cay
- Private Dock
- Auxiliary Generator
- Fabulous Views
#MWH1099- $1,850,000.

"SAILOR'S REST"- Dickie's Cay- 768 s.f. Residence- 3 bedroom.
I Bath 710 s.1. of open and cox cred decks 224 s.f. I Bedroom. I Bath Gucsl
Hlouse- 84 s.f. deck .365 Acre Sea to Sea 260' waterfront private dock.
Built in 60's by William H. Albury #MWI 11144 NEW $775,000.
"VIKING" Dickie's Cay 5 Bedrooms. 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f
Residence 1.200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136'
Dock Auxiliary Generator #MWH1001 $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 1 IBed. 1 bath Snore Box -
7.500 s.l Land Private 93' Dock. 40 KW Aux. Generator Superb I larbour
Views #MWI 11107 $1,200,000.
"SUNSPLASH" 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,921 s.f. Residence.- 2
Bedroom. I Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front
1. 189 Acres Beautifully landscaped Semi-Private Dock- Fabulous
Views #MWH 1019- NEWPRICE $840,000.
"ANNE BONNY"- 3 Bedrooms. 1 1/2 Blaths. 1.536 s.1. Residence -
500 s.I. of Porches & Decks Land 1.23 11illside Acres 180' I larbour Front -
Private Dock. #MWH11 15 -$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- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #TLH1086 -NEWPRICE -$1,350,000.
Scotland Cay
"- "" -2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.

S 1.300 s.f. Residence.
I Bedrooms. I Bath.
224 s.f. Guest Cottage
--- "Playhouse" with bar
1.82 Acres 300' of
Ocean Beach Front
Fabulous Views
#SCHo1094- $1,950,000.

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* "GRAND BOIS" Rare Prime Ocean-front building site 0.51 Acre
- 125' Atlantic Ocean frontage Central Location Fabulous Ocean
Views-Lush Native Foliage. #MWV1081 NEW PRICE $495,000.
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWVI082 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-#MI[V I 02 $970,000. # 7A #MHV 1103 $1,455,000.
#6A & #7A $2,182,000.
* GREAT ABACO CLUB Parcels # 48 and # 49
- # 48 7,548 sq.ft. # 49 7.117 sq.ft 50' of Boat Basin Frontage.
Setmi-Private Docks Ridge Parcels Good Elevation.
#48-#MIV1100 $667,000. #49-#MHV1101 $667,000.


*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NE\\ LISTING #SC 11 40 Priced from:$170,000 $438,000
"Block Q Parcel # 1" Fabulous one-half acre building site -
25,658 sq.ft. 0.5890 Acre 172.61'on SeaofAbaco- Hillside- great
elevations and superb views of the Sea of Abaco Shoreline
protected by small cay.
#SCV 117 NEW LISTING $485,000.


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JANUARY 1st, 2010

Police Band performed at North Abaco Festival

Second annual Christmas Festival brought hundreds together despite bad weather
By Vernique Russell
It was indeed the event of the festive
season for residents of North Abaco. De-
spite the frightful weather residents came
out in large numbers to be a part of the
event. The festival was held on December
12th at the Treasure Cay Primary School
and featured many activities and much en-
...11/ -tertainment. This year the festival began
J at noon and lasted well into the night. The
combination effort of both the organizers
and vendors contributed to the event being
"- --dubbed a grand success.
The festival was declared open by Edi-
son Key, MP for South Abaco, who ex-
tended greetings and wishes for a happy
.,,and healthy festive season to the residents
of North Abaco. A special tree-lighting
". ceremony took place during the opening
... .ceremony. The beautifully decorated tree
came to life at the Treasure Cay Primary
".. School.
The day was filled with activities that
captured the children hearts. A special
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band and Pop Band helped to make the second annual Christmas Festival in North visit by Santa proved to be a big hit as the

Abaco a memorable occasion. Their intricate maneuvers and expert precision were appreciated by the crowds. The casual atmo-
sphere encouraged socializing as residents from all the communities in North Abaco came together to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Please see Festival

Page 2

Memorial was for four

killed in traffic accident

Police, government officials and mem-
bers of the Abaco Crash, Fire and Res-
cue gathered at the site of the fatal crash
on November 6 that claimed the lives of
four young men. In a brief ceremony four
crosses were erected at the site to serve as
a memorial to them.
Romeo McIntosh, Tony Curry, Ricardo
Reckley and Valentino McIntosh were rid-
ing together when their vehicle collided
with the car driven by Police Constable
Valentino Burrows. Four died at the scene.
Valentino McIntosh was critically injured
and was flown to the hospital in Nassau.
Officials hope the four white crosses will
remind motorists how important it is to drive
with care and to obey the rules of the road.
Pastor Stafford Symonette appealed to
drivers to adhere to the rules of the road

and drive responsibly. "We must drive
with concern and care for one another,"
he said. "We must be vigilant and keep
our eyes on the roads at all times. Let us
remember that speed kills. I wish that this
makes our young men realize that speed-
ing is not good driving. Speeding is violat-
ing the laws of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas." Pastor Symonette urged driv-
ers not to drink and drive. "If you have
to make a phone call, please pull on the
side," he added. "Pay attention to the road
safety signs. Obey the school zone limits.
Be cautious of others."
Colin Albury could not hold back the
tears as he recalled the horrific two-car col-
lision on November 6 when he returned to
Please see Memorial Page 13

Man-O-War holds IAharbn raqidantk danrata fnr the hnlidav l

boat launching
Residents and visitors alike were treated
to a boat launching experience by brothers
Joe Albury and Hartley Albury on Man-O-
War Cay on December 19. The event was
hosted at Joe's Studio. Sitting was the 13-
foot sailing dinghy waiting to be launched,
adorned and decorated with party flag
apparel to suit the occasion. The special
moment arrived when Joe and Hartley
launched the dinghy into the sea as cheers
and applause went up from the assembled
spectators. Invoking Man-O-War tradition
that accompanies a boat launching day, ev-
eryone enjoyed a piece of cake and soda
pop. The crowd lingered around in awe of
the dinghy, shining with fresh paint, sitting
perfectly in the water, just ready for a sail;
it was a sight to behold.
Although it was an enjoyable experi-
Please see Launching Page 6

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Aioaco residents were welt prepare to tme Cnristmas nouaay. Many aecoratea nme outside of mneir nomes as weu as tme mstae. i nts
home of Peter and Priscilla Pinder in Marsh Harbour has elaborate decorations. On December 19 Santa visited the residence and
children were able to give him their wish lists. Faily and friends offered a variety of snack foods and sweets for sale. I

St. Francis students

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The PTA of St. Francis de Sales School organizes a Fun Day annually to raise funds
for school projects. It begins with a Walk-a-thon/ Bike-a-thon. Afterwards the students
enjoy games, entertainment and food. See story on page 14.

Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 1 2009

Christmas spirit came alive with festive atmosphere

Festival From Page 1
children could have their photos taken with
Santa. This service was once again pro-
vided by the Winding Bay Club. The kids
were able to receive early Christmas gifts
as Santa went over his list to deliver smiles
to the kids. Another surprise visit for the
children came all the way from Bikini Bot-
tom as SpongeBob made a surprise visit to
the festival and mingled with the children.
His visit was made possible by Characters
for Kids.
Entertainment for the events this year
was slightly down graded in comparison
to the show that was provided last year
and the luxury of having all the uniform
branches of national security performed on
the same stage for the first time in Baha-
mian history. However, that did not stop

Hoopa is always a popular game at events on
watching one of the rings to see what they ar


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

,Ip,S Guana uay Home
$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000

"New" 2.5 acres a b'
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

$365,000Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each)
Long Beach Lots 412, 413 & 414 (each)

those who did perform from putting on a
spectacular show. The crowd was pleased
with both the Royal Bahamas Police Force
Marching and Pop bands. This year the
festival included Oswald Parker and Chris
"The Burner" Russell, who rendered a few
selection spreading Christmas cheer in solo
performances. The New Direction Band
and the New Entry Band put on crowd-
pleasing performances. Dances by local
church groups and selections by school
choirs were also rendered. Characters for
Kids brought the evening alive as Sponge-
Bob, Dora and Spiderman delivered their
special Christmas dance and song. The
weather delayed most of the performance
and was the reason for the cancellation of
the Junkanoo rush-out to climax the event.
The arrival of the MP for North Aba-
co, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, was
delayed. However, upon his arrival he
mingled with
the crowd.
This was an
great oppor-
tunity for the
crowd as they
were very
of his being
present. Even
the children
were happy
because of his
presence as
many of them
ran around
trying to get
a glimpse of
him. An on-
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Dolphin Beach Estates
Lot# 28B $120,000

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

island was amazed by the presence of
the Prime Minister at the event. She ex-
claimed, "He's walking around freely and
shaking people's hands!"
Vendors did an excellent job providing a
variety of scrumptious food for the crowd.
Many popular native dishes were served as
well as snacks and other delights. Vendors
provided ice drinks and daiquiris and there
was even a sweet treats booth. There were
a few games and toys stall. Homemade Ba-
hamian crafts were on sale as were person-
alized festival memorabilia to commemo-
rate the occasion. All of them agreed that
the events' proceeds were fruitful.
Please see Festival Page 4
Three girls are looking over the gifts avail-
able at the Festival. Many Bahamian made
crafts were displayed along with toys and
holiday decorations.

Blue Sky
Original Art Prints Framing
Originals by
Lou Lihou Anne Ray
Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Eizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579

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views. $75b,000 $125,000 REDUCED

$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)



Great Harbour Vi

Yellow Wood
2/1 Cotage on1/2 a

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 @









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January 1 2009




price on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing 2 bed home.US$800,000.

The Abaconian Section B Page 3

LIew Prices New Listings Great Value

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

GETAWAY- ABAC OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Cozy I bed I bath cottage withA/C on the water.
Community dock Extra lot available. $349,000.

overlookingwestemharbour,2bed I bath main house
with I bed I bath dockhouse cottage.$ 1,395,000.

in the settlement, 3rd bedroomistudy. 3 minutes
walk to beach. Charming home. $395,000.

CLUB 50ft dock with lift,meticulously appointed
sea views, also extra lot available.US$ 1,499,000.

New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.

bed 4 bath huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home
with 100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.

rental income from separate apartment. $755,000.

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t242.362.4211 t242.366.0163

bed.4 bath with views of the Sea of Abaco.Value
added, new sea wall. $2,300,000

3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.

Best deal w/shelkered deepwaer do&k. Ist buer
that pays US$635,000before Jan 15th takes it.


Spectacular home, pool & views.4 bed 4 bath.2,750
sq. ft. with dockage. Open to Offer. $1,599,000.

plus 2 bonus rooms and decks. Desirable
neighbourhood,strong repeat rentals.$ 1,100,000.

easily converted to residential. $350,000.

IN TREASURE CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 baths.on Luxurious spacious condo. Best Price
90 ft.on canal.Fully serviced dock US$1,200,000. In Complex. Reduced to US$799,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com

CAROLINA DREAMIN' Best home value on TC
Beach. Furnished New 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home, full lower walkout. Pool. $595,000.

sea,l50'dock&boatl.ifMainhousewith I I/2bed 11/2

on Eastern Shores with 2 docks, boat
lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.

priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$ 1 ,750,000.

degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.

SUNRISE BAY#7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dockslipbeach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.

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

#4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 Gorgeous WaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 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, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $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. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 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

#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY LeewardYacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. Bill Albury

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. BillAIbury
#4572 LITTLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE -.97 acre, 150 ft.harbourfront. $198,000.
S Laurie Schreiner
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
TREASURE CAY #5114 #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. B. Albury
TREASURE CAY BEACH TOWNHOUSE #4888 TURTLE ROCKS- 10AcresWater access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
Beach & ovean views, setback 200ft off #5157 TURTLE ROCKS- NEW LISTING Hill top withView access 16,969 sq.ft.and 3,000
main Treasure Cay beach US$389,000. feet from the beach. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com #4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer

Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent
t. 242,367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t242.557.2929

Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent

#5050 CENTRAL PINES SEAGRAPEAPT#1- 2B/2B duplex. $1,365/mo.
#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of AbacoWaterfront. $1,635/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,795/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
Lydia Bodamer t.242.367.5046


January 1, 2009

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January 1 2009

Festival brought North Abaco communities together

Festival From Page 2
Though large crowds came out to sup-
port the event, organizers agree that the
crowd would have been much larger if the
weather had cooperated. Despite the rain
and cold they are still very grateful that it
was successful and the vendors were able
to fare well on selling their goods.
The festival brought communities and

families together and provided wholesome
family activities while bringing the spirit
of Christmas alive to the lives of many
residents. The rain put an earlier end to
the festival. They are promising that next
year Christmas festival will be bigger and
better, and hopefully Mother Nature will
be nice and smile on us so that everyone
can be a part of the event.

The Prime Minister, center, spent leisurely time at the Festival greeting friends, shaking
hands and hugging people that he has known from growing up in the area. He is shown
here with Cephas Cooper and Lincoln Jones.

bahamrnian cuisine
on Hope Town's waterfront

Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays

Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.

Lunch & Dinner Daily
Lunch 11:30 am 3 pm Dinner 6 9 pm
ICE Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m &
Call 366-0087 366-0292 VHF Ch 16 4 ,

mne ivortn Aaco unristmas festival inctuaea entertainment for mucn of mne aay. unoirs,
school presentations, bands and dancers performed on stage, giving the crowds a variety
of fun to enjoy. These girls are part of the Cooper's Town Church of God Praise Dancers.
Some of the activities had to be canceled because of rain.

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Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
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Now the newest oceanfront development
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individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 31 bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/ 1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
ing/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock,
extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%

STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low
price of $29,750.00 EXC
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with alrge kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. $895,000 + 7.5%
Bldg. #2, 2 bed/ 2 bath uppper unit with boat
slip and golf cart garage. Never rented, in
excellent condition. $475,565 EXC

Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC

Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
EXC Exclusive listing
FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing

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

January 1, 2009

News of the Cays

Launching From Page I
ence, as different ones left the area that
day, it is hard for anyone to imagine and
appreciate what work goes into crafting
such a fine work of art. Particular native

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This is the first wooden boat to be built
on Man-O-War since the mid 1990s. The
launching followed the ceremonial proce-
dures that the community followed years
ago when Man-O-War was well known for
its well built, one-of-a-kind boats.

woods have to be sought on the Abaco
mainland, cut and brought back to the cay.
Then they need to be seasoned (left in the
salt water for an extended period of time)
before construction can begin. Joe Albury
and his brother Hartley began building this
boat in December 2008, a year ago. This
dinghy could have been built in a matter
of months, but the brothers took this on
as a hobby project with no timetable for
This is the first boat-building project
Joe and Hartley have ventured on togeth-
er since they represented the Bahamas in
1994 in Washington, D.C., at the Smithso-
nian Institute of American Folklife, where
they built the sailing dinghy "Smithsonian"
to demonstrate boat building.
During the duration of constructing their
recently crafted vessel, Joe mentioned that
a few school groups toured the site and
viewed the dinghy under construction. He
wishes that the next generation would learn
the trade to carry on the culture and tra-
dition of boat building. Joe noted that he
began boat building at the age of 15 under
the tutelage of his father, Lewis Albury.
When asked what he planned to do with
the boat, Joe replied, "The dinghy is up
for sale." With what work goes into this
prized possession, it is difficult to place
a price tag to reflect the countless hours
that have been devoted and exhausted. Al-
though the price tag should bear the word
"priceless," a fair offer, and I am sure the
Albury's would part with their creation.
Two other dinghies are under construc-
tion with one set for launch in January with
a similar festive celebration. No exact date
in January is set, but a phone call to Joe's

Studio would keep you enlightened, and
for all interested, this would also be the
place to call to place an offer on the re-
cently launched dinghy.
All in all, if you can make the next
launch in January, it will be well worth
your visit as you will get to experience
Man-O-War tradition at its best and gain
a keen appreciation for fine art and stellar
Man-O-War held a Tree
Lighting Ceremony
Man-O-War residents turned out in good
numbers, braving inclement and stormy
weather on December 12th to witness their
first ever Christmas tree lighting. One only
wonders if the weather would have cooper-
ated, the number to turn out would have
even been greater. The event was sched-
uled to have been held outdoors, but due
to weather conditions, persons present
crammed into Mr. Eddie's Room of the

Man-O-War School, and the sound sys-
tem amplified the program to the crowd
that spilled out onto the back porch of the
Residents were encouraged all week
long to bring an ornament to represent
their family on the tree. Before the event
got underway, many adults and children
placed their ornaments on the 12-foot tree.
Arthur Elden served as Master of Cer-
emonies and entertained the crowd. Pastor
Thomas Sands and Pastor Randy Crowe
took part in the ceremony. The Man-O-
War All-Age School entertained the gath-
ering with several selections. Anna Al-
bury sang for the audience. Most of the
ceremony was filled with congregational
singing and caroling, much to the delight
of the residents who are known for their
good singing. Man-O-War's native Jeremy

Please see Cays Page 7

Man-O-War held its Christmas tree lighting ceremony on December 12. Residents
brought decorations that were meaningful to their families to hang on the tree. Rain
caused the ceremony to be held in the school it/il some of the crowd overflowed to the
porch. This was the first time for this event on Man-O-War, but it is expected that it will
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January 1, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 7

More News of the Cays

Cays From Page 6 season. Mr. Sweeting also called for a mo- Patricia Albury was asked to light the After the lighting of the tree, residents
ment of silence in honour of the residents tree in honour of her husband Vernon's enjoyed refreshments and a grand time of
Sweeting, Chief Councillor for the Dis- in the community who passed away since many years playing the part of Santa Claus fellowship. It is expected that this will be-
trict Council, gave remarks encouraging last Christmas, namely, Sarah Albury, on Christmas morning in Man-O-War. come an annual event.
the residents to visit the elderly and the Rowena Sands, Melissa Sands and Linda Mr. Vernon's playing the role spanned Cays P
shut-ins, especially during the Christmas Cove. over 60 years.

Capt. Perry Thomas Janet Harding
Realtor, Office Manager Realtor
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 landscape
and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft.
$350,300 gross

Duplex in Central Pines New

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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,
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Great Guana Cay
First Christmas Tree
Lighting was held
By Samantha V. Evans
Residents and second homeowners
turned out in large numbers for the first
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held
on Great Guana Cay. Mr. Glenn Laing,
Council member of the Hope Town Dis-
trict, and Maxine Duncombe, Administra-
tor for Green Turtle Cay, were at the helm
to ensure the success of the plans for this
festive night.
Mr. Laing thanked
all of the residents for
their support and con-
fidence in him for the
past four years by giv-
ing him the opportunity
to serve them. He hopes
to continue to represent
them for many years to
Jeremy Sweeting,
Chief Councillor for the
Hope Town District,
commended the com-
mittee for organizing the
event. He gave an over-
view of the work done on
the cay including paving
one of the roads in the
community, cleaning the
front street and signing
a contract for new bath- -
rooms. He assured them Great Guana Ca
that as the New Year 15. Josephine 1
unfolds that the Council tree. She was as.

will continue to work hard for them.
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
officially introduced Maxine Duncombe
to the community stating that she will be
assisting with the day-to-day affairs of the
people there. Finally an administrator has
been assigned to assist Great Guana Cay.
Additionally, someone will be posted at the
local government office in town to meet
their needs.
Mr. Cooper stated that Christmas has
different significance to different peo-
ple but the main reason for the season is
clear. He hopes that it will symbolize love,
peace, goodwill, harmony, and together-
ness of this community. He told the second

y held its tree lighting ceremony on December
Valudwifi',d. center, was chosen to light the
sisted by Donna Sands.

homeowners that in The Bahamas we are
not ashamed to proclaim the birth of Christ
or to acknowledge Him as the reason for
the season. He encouraged them to take
part in the festivities and have a wonderful

holiday season in The Bahamas.
Edison Key was very pleased by the lev-
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ond homeowners. He told them that they
are a part of The Bahamas as they keep
the island flourishing. He spoke of the ad-
vancement of the handicraft and agricultur-
al industries as he works hard to reduce the
amount of goods imported to The Bahamas
especially those items that can be made
right here. He wished all of them good
health and prosperity in 2010 and wished
them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year on behalf of the Prime Minister.
The Christmas message was delivered by
Evangelist Kevin Knowles of Seaside Gos-
pel Chapel. He spoke on the topic Why Was
the Lord of Glory Placed in a Manager?
At the end of the service, the tree was
lit by Josephine Weatherford. A delicious
meal was prepared that was enjoyed by
all. Finally, Santa made an appearance and
gave the kids a special treat. Special thanks
were extended to the business community
and residents who donated items for this

Hope Town
Finding the Christmas
star by candle light
Contributed by Michelle Morfitt
and Larry Beachy
Carrie Cash, director, and Jane En-
gle, choreographer, have been producing
Christmas pageants for 14 years. There
was always the chance that on one of the
nights of the big production Mother Na-
ture might have other ideas. Friday night
was reality. The dreaded night finally oc-
curred. Rain and lightning was followed by
the inevitable loss of power to the entire
island of Elbow Cay.
St. James Methodist Church had under-
gone its magical transformation. Immedi-
ately after the Sunday worship service on

December 13th, volunteers built a stage
28 feet by 12 feet consisting of 64 cement
blocks and 12 plywood forms of various
sizes. The stage was complete with back-
drop and lighting. This huge project from
building the stage to making costumes is
done by volunteers.
It was not easy to assemble 60 little ac-
tors on a dark stage, have them perform a
musical without backing music and dance
to the beat of their own. With the superb
guidance of Jane Engle, Carrie Cash, Mike
and Mary Saou, they succeeded in putting
on a fantastic show, and the audience was
blown away. The cast lit up the stage with
pure talent and a couple of candles. Can-
dles were also loaded in the sconces on the
sidewalls of the church. Flashlights were
hurriedly gathered up as the cast paraded
onto a stage lit by two oil lamps held by
adult volunteers.

Hope Town "unplugged" may have put
on its greatest show of all on that stormy
Friday night. The fact that the CD player
could not work only meant that the choir
had to sing louder. It was amazing for
the audience to hear the singers without
any musical accompaniment. Miss Latoe,
played by the talented Nicole Maltarp,
held the show together with her crystal
clear voice. It was beautiful to hear all of
the children's voices without backing mu-
sic, all singing together in perfect harmo-
ny, all singing in time with one another.
The solo performances became heartfelt.
The audience was moved to tears as one
of the youngest performers, Summer Ab-
erle, captivated the theater with her solo
"There's a star in the sky."
Every young person in the play who
practiced daily since early October per-
formed on cue always in character. Each

one of the performers was truly a star on
that Friday evening. Under the most limit-
ed conditions they proved that "The Show
Must Go On."
Finding the Christmas Star is not only
an enjoyable activity for the youth but also
a meaningful fund raiser. Donations from
the evening performances send children
from Bahamian orphanages to summer
camp and provide needed funds for the
youth work camp. This is all part of the
outreach ministry that St. James Methodist
Church participates in.
A wine and cheese bar
opened in Hope Town
By Mirella Santillo
Wine Down Sip-Sip, a wine and cheese
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owners, Arnold and Bonnie Hall, are ready
to mix your favorite margarita or flavored
martini. You may create your own drink
or choose a glass or a bottle of wine from
the extensive wine list featuring close to
50 wines from all over the world. An as-
sortment of cheese and crackers chosen to
compliment the drinks are included.
Wine Down Sip-Sip is a place where
people tend to become "regulars," ex-
plained Mrs. Hall. To entertain their
patrons, the Halls organize scheduled
events, such as monthly backgammon
competitions. A bookshelf is filled with
cook books from which patrons can copy
recipes; Wi-fi is available; newspapers
and a variety of games are displayed for

Hope Town children were given decorations,
on the tree as part of its tree lighting ceremo

the customers to enjoy.
During the season Wine Down Sip-Sip
is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Presently,
it is open for evenings from 4 p.m. to 9
p.m. The phone number is 366-0399.
Hope Town held a tree lighting ceremo-
ny on December 20. The tree just outside
the library was without decoration until the
program began. The organizers handed
out decorations to the children who then
hung them on the tree. The program also
included scripture reading and special mu-
sic. Ella Russell had the honour of turning
on the lights.
Chief Councillor for the Hope Town
District Council Jeremy Sweeting spoke
briefly and made a couple of announce-
ments. Several hurricanes in recent years
have caused much damage to the dune in
the White Sound area. Quite a bit
of work has been done to replace
the sand washed out by the storm
waves. The road on top of the
dune was endangered. This is the
only road connecting residents
on the south end of Elbow Cay
with Hope Town. Rebuilding
the dune and adding protective
measures to minimize future ero-
sion will begin immediately. He
also announced that repairs to the
Sunshine Park seawall will com-
mence early in the new year.
Hope Town
District Council
December 10
By Navardo Saunders
Councillors meet with
developer of Joe's Cay
Fireworks erupted at a Hope
to hang Town District Council meeting
ny. when the developer of a proposed

multi-million dollar project criticized the
way the meeting was being conducted.
Richard Wilson, one of the principals of
Joe's Cay, took issue with Chief Council-
lor Jeremy Sweeting reading the minutes
from the previous meeting before allowing
him to make his presentation on the contro-
versial development that is being proposed
for the cay. Mr. Wilson, a partner of the
New Providence-based construction giant,
Cavalier Construction, told Chief Council-
lor Sweeting that the way the meeting was
being conducted lacked professionalism.
Mr. Wilson, who is seeking approval
from the Council to build a small resort
consisting of a club house and a number
of luxurious residential and rental proper-
ties along with water-based infrastructure,
said the meeting started late. Since he had
traveled from New Providence just to at-
tend the meeting, his presentation should
have been the first order of business on the
Council's agenda. Obviously upset, he said
the Council needed to learn how to conduct
a professional meeting.
Mr. Wilson explained that changes have
been made to the development to address
the concerns of residents in the Hope Town
district. The building density was at 20
percent or less of the land area, which is
in compliance with the country's building
code, and he noted that the Bahamas Envi-
ronment Science and Technology Commis-
sion has approved the development. How-
ever, he did not have documents with him
showing BEST has approved the project.
The Council wants to hear from the
BEST Commission before making a deci-

sion on the project and will write the Com-
mission to determine if approval has, in
fact, been granted.
Many residents are opposed to the de-
velopment because they fear it will destroy
precious mangroves and bonefishing flats.
But Mr. Wilson said the development has
been altered to ensure that no damage is
done to either.
Frustrated and irate he said he would
like the approval of the Hope Town Dis-
trict Council, but if not the development
would move forward anyway.
According to Mr. Wilson, part of his
frustration is the fact that he has met the
with the Hope Town District Council four
times before and "nothing has been accom-
In the meantime large sketches of the
development before and after the altera-
tions will be posted on a bulletin board for
residents to view and make comments or
recommendations until the Council recon-
venes in January when it is expected to fur-
ther discuss the controversial development
at Joe's Cay.
Lynyard Cay is discussed
Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor for
the Hope Town District Council, said he is
prepared to wash his hands completely of
the multi-million dollar development that
is being proposed for Lynyard Cay, citing
central government interference.
In a District Council meeting, Mr.
Sweeting said that central government is
overlooking local government in approv-

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ing some aspects of the project that should
be left up to local government to decide
whether or not to grant approval. He
would prefer if Lynyard Cay, which is 15
miles south of Hope Town and three miles
northeast of Little Harbour, is placed back
under the jurisdiction of the South Abaco
District Council. "If they started with the
South, they can continue with the South as
far as I'm concerned," he said. "If they got
approval from the South, they're not going
to come back to the table and renegotiate."
Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
said that when he spoke to Michael Major
in New Providence, Mr. Major believed
that the project has been approved by Nas-
sau authorities. Mr. Cooper will get more
information on Lynyard Cay and present
it to the Council when the Council meets
again in the new year.
The developers of Lynyard Cay propose
to construct 80 two to four bedroom cot-
tages, 57 estate lots, many with their own
secluded beaches and a 150-slip marina.
The development will consist of 25
acres of Crown property that will be un-
developed and set aside as nature reserve
and will be maintained by Lynyard Cay
"in support of the Bahamian government's
commitment to the area's natural wildlife
and environment."
North End residents air concerns
Residents in the north end of Elbow Cay
say their lives are in grave danger because
some of the Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion's equipment is in poor condition. Doug
Hyde, a north end resident, said some
transformers attached to poles are leak-
ing and some ground-mounted transform-
ers have no padlocks, which are extremely
dangerous. A number of high tension wires
are lying on the ground when they should
be buried or completely out of the way of
the public. Mr. Hyde along with Chris Pre-
witt made their concerns known during a
Hope Town District Council meeting.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting is
very concerned about the situation since
even limited contact with faulty high volt-
age equipment could result in electrocu-
tion. He will speak to the general manager
at BEC as soon as possible.
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pressed concerns about the conditions of
the road at the north end. The one mile
road is in terrible condition. They claim
that the government has not spent any
money on it in about 14 years while resi-
dent have spent over $20,000 to have the
road fixed. They pay property taxes and
feel that they should have a decent road.
The two representatives for Hope Town,
Lana Russell and Harold Malone, had in-
spected the road and discovered four areas
that need major work.
Mr. Sweeting suggested that the two
Hope Town Committee members get
quotes from people that can repair the road
and bring them to the next Council meeting
in January. In the meantime, a notice will
be posted on the bulletin board requesting
people or businesses to submit bids for the

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By Navardo Saunders
The government has introduced a tem-
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growing number of people who are unem-
ployed. Many government corporations
have begun hiring people temporarily be-
tween six months to a year, starting at the
minimum wage of $210 weekly. Minister
of Labour Dion Foulkes said some em-
ployees will be kept permanently if there
is a need for them.
Senior Island Administrator Cephas
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Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said
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Plans are on the drawing board to build
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The Prime Minister said, "I think you
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vention taking place very soon and we will
seek to make our streets and homes safer,"
he said. "The current crime wave is totally
unacceptable and must be brought under
control. The Acting Commissioner has

very clear instruction in that regard."
The Prime Minister said he will give
a national address at the beginning of the
year and will also speak to the crime situa-
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on October niece), Walter, Willie; grandnieces and Gaylin, Garvin and Gayleen Green; 137 and many other relative
22, 1925, grandnephews Kyle and Mitzi, Kristen, great-grandchildren; 71 great-great-grand- Jim Blumberg, a we
in Marsh Conner and Raquel. Other family mem- children; four great-great-great-grandchil- Elbow Cay, passed awi
Harbour to bers include Billy and Elaine Thompson, dren; nephews ASP Tommy LaRoda, Re- following a fall at his ho
Azenith and Brandon and Stacey Thompson, Charise tired Supt. Leonard, Sidney, Charlera, Jim ago.
Redith Al- and Neil Albury, Rob Mathers, Carroll and Michael LaRoda and Franklyn Hunt; J i m m y
bury. He and Betty Albury, Dave and Carol Lowe, nieces Sybil Francis, Mildred "Milly" Blumberg ar-
later met his Molly Albury, Ruthie Nedabylek, Darren Sands, Carolyn Whymms, Ettie Feaster rived on El-
wife-to-be, Albury, Erika Albury, DeeDee Roberts and Shirley LaRoda; sons-in-law Michael bow Cay in
Brenda Rob- and Sharmaine Claridge. McIntosh, Devain Maycock, Leo and Al- the early 90s
ury erts, in Hope He will be surely missed by all. fred McBride, Charles and Rev. Ishmaeel on his boat
r years together they re- The funeral service for Nathlee Green, Williams, David Wilson, Lideja LaFrance, and stayed
arbour, Nassau, Spanish 96, of Moore's Island was held on De- David Adderley, Lenamax Alian, Wade the winters
n and the last 21 years cember 12 Delancy, Nick Roberts and Patrick Wilson; at Sea Spray
ed in 1997, they lived at St. Mat- granddaughters-in-law Evelyn, Icelyn, Vera Marina. Like
*bour where he spent the thews Bap- and Lynn Williams, Elmeta Minns, Tanya many other people, he 1
life. He passed away on tist Church, Russell, Peggy Stuart, Arnette Ranard, Sa- people of Elbow Cay a
funeral was held at New The Bight, brina Hield and Francis Davis, cousins Iris Third Sunrise, in 1998 i
on December 6. Inter- Moore's Is- Williams, Roland and Mary Swain, Emily In 1999 Hurricane
arsh Harbour Cemetery. land. Rev. McBride, Doris Gibson, god children Atlee many homes on Elbow
i in the 1940s, Meredith I s h m a e 1 Davis, Minerva Davis, Rudolph Davis, damaged the dunes in
o work with "The Proj- W illiams Leelah Lightbourne, Robbie Dames, Eu- used his contacts in his
lown. Then, during the officiated gene McBride and Glacy Green; and many cago and arranged for
ig years, he was a car- Nathlee Green assisted by other relatives and friends, and operators needed ti
on many different com- other ministers of the gospel. Interment The funeral service for Karen Theresa dunes back.
ne of which on Abaco followed in the Public Cemetery, The Demeritte, 50, formerly of Dundas Town Jim also had a dre
Beach Hotel, Treasure Bight, Moore's Island. was held in Nassau on December 12. In- hoped to realize in 1999
co Hardware buildings, She is survived by her daughters Cath- terment was also in Nassau. hurricane he held off un
rd 2 Elbow Cay Club erine Williams, Melvina McBride and Alma She is survived by her mother Evangeline Abaco Pathfinders. T
Along with the construc- Mills; son Robert "Cabbage" Green; grand- Levarity; father Ashton Demeritte; chil- dedicated to assisting
tings, he found the time children Vera and Othnell Minns, Mernett dren Perez Demeritte and Ryan Saunders; with their further educa
houses, doing most of the Rolle, Princess Minnis, Patricia Wilson, adopted son Jumico Maura; grandchildren group of second home
-If. Granville Tedro and Rev. Anthony Wil- Perez (Makonen) and Benjamin; sisters businessmen who mana
re-deceased by his wife, liams, Edris and Vernita McBride, Delo- Linda Simms, Verona Knowles, Jerusha foundation for many yea
vived by his step-son ris McIntosh, James and Paulette Carey, Terry, Chaymane Kelly and Yhantalle for his ability as an au
n-laws Julie and Carol; Virginia Wilson, Mary Lafrance, Mayde Ferguson; brothers Kalis Gaitor, Douglas fund raiser was on Bo
in-law Freddy and Ceci- Adderley, Charmine Alian; Wilfred and Thompson and Avery Ferguson; brothers- his home where he ca
Elizabeth, Michelle, An- Pandora Hield, Esther Williams, Tyrone in-law Cyril Simms, Rodney Knowles and to purchase items for tl
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were body parts everywhere," he said. "I
thought I had gotten used to it. But I found
out I hadn't. It was a very difficult for me
then just as it is now talking about it."
Albury said he was especially touched
by the passing of Ricardo Reckley. "That
young man came to our fire department,
put down tiles, donated his time. When we
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Mr. Albury added that we must all
do our part to ensure that no more lives
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vain. Road safety is everybody's responsi-
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an old boat engine he found in the dump!
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started an annual tradition of holding an
auction and party at Abaco Beach Resort
in March of each year. This dedication to
the people of Abaco has helped over 100
students, some of which have returned to
The Bahamas as nurses, teachers and den-
tal assistants.
Jim was a big man in more ways than
one. He was greatly loved and will be sore-
ly missed.
Jerold Collins Loos, born April 9,
1932, passed away December 13, 2009
Jerry, as he was called by his relatives

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Many of these were the friends and ac-
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spent in The Bahamas, especially Marsh
Because of the time he spent in this
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Jerry is survived by his wife Nancy,
daughter Bonnie Loos, stepchildren Nich-
olas Samanich, David Samanich, Barbara
Samanich, Jennifer Samanich Kelleher and
Robert Samanich, and 14 grandchildren.
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School News

St. Francis Holds
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 11 St. Francis de Sales
held its annual walk-a-thon / bike-a-thon
followed by a mini-fun day for the stu-
dents. This event is an annual one and as
usual and is one of the major PTA fund
raisers for the school year. Parents assist
with keeping the students safe on the walk
and to provide water for them at various
stops between the school and Spring City.
At the school the PTA president, teachers
and parents assisted with the smooth run-
ning of the fun day. Students had lots to eat

and drink from items donated by parents
and community sponsors. The students had
their usual food choices of hot dogs and
hamburgers along with numerous forms of
entertainment including bouncing castle,
face painting, hoop-la, take-a-chance, and
the like. The funds raised will go towards
the PTA projects for this school year.
S. C. Bootle High wins
Abaco District Spelling Bee
The best spellers representing the top
private and public schools in the Abaco
District assembled at the St. Andrews
Methodist Hall on December 15 to com-
pete as to who will represent Abaco at next

year's National Spelling Bee in Nassau.
S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's
Town can boast of winning the Abaco Dis-
trict Spelling Bee for the second year in
a row! Young Jasmine Taylor, a grade 8
student, proved that being the best speller
on the island last year was no mistake as
she went on to defeat the competition to
help S.C. Bootle finish the term in dra-
matic fashion.
She claims she feels relieved to have
won against her worthy opponent seventh
grader Sujith Swarna of Forest Heights
Academy who placed second. Central Ab-

aco Primary's sixth grade student,Ginelle
Longley, placed third with Johnlee McIn-
tosh of S.C. Bootle placing fourth.
As Jasmine arrived back at school later
that day carrying her certificate and tro-
phy, her Mom and teachers greeted her
proudly. "Jasmine's triumphant win is a
slam-dunk for S. C. Bootle High," said
Ms. Reid. Thanks to her mother Denise
Taylor and coach, language teacher, Na-
dira Kawalram.
When asked by guidance officer Rashi-
Please see School Page 15

Central Abaco Primary donates to seniors |

. ,
The non-perishable items donated by the students of Central Abaco Primary School for
the Thanksgiving Service were given to the Pilot Club to distribute to elderly persons in
the community. Anchor Club members from various local schools bagged the items for
the seniors which were given to them during December. The items were placed in 100
green bags from Friends of the Environment.

Jasmine Taylor, left, won the Abaco District Spelling Bee for the second consecutive
year. She will compete in Nassau in January where she hopes to wins the national award.
She would then enter the Howard Scripps Spelling Bee held in Washington, D.C. The
other girls also competed with Johnlee McIntosh, second from left, coming in fourth.
They are shown with their principal, Huel Moss.

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da Murray what is her strategy to carry the
win in Nassau Jasmine replied, "I am al-
ready prepared and determined now that I
am going to get more sleep." Jasmine con-
tinues to be an academic success, maintain-
ing an above 3.5 GPA year after year. For
her this is only the beginning. Jasmine will
represent Abaco for the second year in a
row at the National Spelling Bee in Nassau
in March of 2010. It is hoped that this time
the results will be different.
Congratulations Jasmine from the Dy-
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Students participated
in Wacky Hair Day
By Canishka Alexander
No, the students of S.C. Bootle High
were not having a bad hair day. Actually,
they had planned to come to the school
grounds with their wild hairstyles on
Wacky Hair Day.
In what has become
an annual event, Prin-
cipal Huel Moss Jr.,
said the graduating
class was allowed to
come to school with
the most outlandish
hairdos. The event /
was coordinated by
the senior class to
raise funds to assist the
school. "It was their In an annual ritua
contribution to the Bootle High Scho
school for all the years ish hairstyles on
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dents expressed their appreciation for the
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Mr. Moss said male and female students
introduced some of the most outrageous
hairstyles, which ranged from the not-so-
bad to the simply unbelievable. Students
wore multi-coloured hair extensions,
clothes pins, disposable phone cards, hair
rollers, playing cards and even baby toys
atop their heads.
Thanksgiving and
Awards Day service
By Canishka Alexander
S.C. Bootle High School held a com-
bined Thanksgiving and Awards Day ser-
vice on the school grounds on November

27. The event soared under the school's
theme Today's Work Brings Tomorrow's
Success and was sponsored in partnership
with the Treasure Cay Resort. Brittany
Clarke was rewarded for coming up with
the theme.
The program included special music
and motivational talks before the awards
were handed out. Rev. Stafford Symonette
brought a message on success, which was
spelled out in bold letters on placards that
were held by the students who stood behind

him on the platform. He reminded them
that school was their preparation ground
for what they would go on to accomplish.
Special Awards for the 2008-2009
school year were given to students who
worked harder than most, achieved excel-
lence, worked on being consistent or im-
proved their grade point average through-
out the year.
Mr. Hepburn, a teacher, was also

Please see School Page 16

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school and for touching the lives of the stu-
dents and the entire S.C. Bootle family.
Forest Heights
Christmas Plays
By Samantha V. Evans
Forest Heights Academy's Drama Club
brought to life plays that depicted a Christ-
mas gone bad under the theme A Chaotic
Christmas. Students from various grade
levels played their parts as aspiring actors
and actresses. Four different acts were
performed. The Missing List was about
an elf who stole Santa's Naughty or Nice
List because she thought the children of
the world were becoming greedy. In the
end the Christmas toys, which apparently
come to life when there is trouble during
Christmas, showed the elf the error of her
ways and she returned the list. Who Wants
to be a Christmas Carol Millionaire was
a game show where the more questions
asked about Christmas carols, the more
Christmas spirit you will receive. Christ-
mas Surprise featured a teenage girl who
"peeked" at her Christmas present, felt
guilty about it, then promised to never
peek again, featured five teenagers who
wanted to get rid of Santa Claus, an elderly
woman who was in love with Christmas
and tried to show the teens that Santa did
not need to be gotten rid of and Santa Claus
himself, who apologized for Christmas be-
coming so commercial and fake because of
his name. The teens changed their perspec-
tives of Christmas and, of course, Santa
gave everyone a Christmas gift.

Interact Club raises
money for goats for Haiti
By Mirella Santillo
The Interact Club of Forest Heights
Academy rose to the challenge issued by
Rotary International asking each Rotary
Club or Interact Club to raise money to
buy goats for Haiti.
It took the group of approximately 35
students only three weeks to raise $990
which was rounded up to $1,000 by the
advisors, enough to buy seven goats. How-
ever, they accomplished that feat the hard
way: Some of the money collecting was in
pennies, 40,000 of them which required
being rolled into $1 rolls.
The recently formed Interact Club has
been very active, explained one of the ad-
visors, Alana Carroll.
The Interact Club members also par-
ticipated in this year's bell ringing adding
$200 to the money collected by the mother
club, money which is used each year to
buy food parcels for the needy as a token
of goodwill for Christmas.
The club members also helped their ad-
visors, Mrs. Carroll and Lori Thompson,
organize an in-house competition to col-
lect more food. Several parcels filled with
canned goods and frozen food were col-
lected as well as 22 vouchers for chicken
that were added to the goods bought by the
Rotary Club with the bell ringing funds.
ECC Celebrates
By Mirella Santillo
Students of the Every Child Counts
school celebrated the beginning of the
Christmas vacation by putting on a show

for an audience of teachers, parents and
community members, some of them volun-
teers at the school. Each class performed
songs with the high school students per-
forming a skit about the meaning of Christ-
mas and remembering friendship, whatev-
er your status in life.
The show was followed by the preview
of the documentary filmed by some of
Marsden Lawley's class with the help of
some Rollins College students. There was a
full audience to watch the movie. The room
bursted into applause at the end of the view-
ing. Principal Lyn Major congratulated the
students on their achievement.
Superintendent Lenora Black thanked
the school's Director, the teachers and the

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Jacqueline Collie, focused this year on giv-
Please see School Page 17

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ing and not receiving. This concept began
at Thanksgiving when the school collected
over 2000 non-perishable items that were
distributed to Social Services, Crossing
Rocks, Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour and
North Abaco. In the spirit of giving, the
teachers and students placed tangible gifts
on the Christmas tree erected in the school's
multi-purpose room for the Christmas pro-
gram held on December 3rd. According to
principal Collie, the money given will pur-
chase more food for the needy.
The students displayed their talents at
the program in song, recitation, acting
and through dance. The speaker was Pas-

The students of Long Bay School collected
their emphasis on giving rather than receive
bagged then given to Social Services for distr
Principal Jacqueline Collie presenting the bi
Fernander and Barbara Williams.

tor ,Desmond Sturrup of the Seventh Day
Adventist Church.
Ministry of Education Hosts
Christmas Carol Service
By Samantha V. Evans
Emmanuel, which means God with us,
was the theme of this year's Festival of
Carols held by the Department of Educa-
tion Abaco District. On December 4th stu-
dents came from near and far to participate
in the service that was held at Church of
God in Dundas Town.
Many persons performed including the
students from Agape Christian School,
Hope Town, Every Child Counts, Son-
shine Academy and Crossing Rocks Pri-
mary. The Wesley College Band and Aba-
co Central High School
band performed beauti-
ful Christmas songs
with the latter incor-
porating the rhythmic
sounds of Junkanoo.
The facility managers
of S.C. Bootle, staff
of the Department of
Education, Basil Been
and others sang car-
ols as well. The event
was well executed and
moderated competently
by Alisha Greene and
Oyindamola Omoto-
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The season started in October and over the
course of the first term they played Agape
Christian School, Long Bay, and the South
Abaco team made up of J.A. Pinder and
Crossing Rocks Primary schools. On
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January 1 2009

Professors and students from Rollins College visit ECC

By Mirella Santillo
A team of five professors and 16 stu-
dents from Rollins College in Orlando,
Florida, visited Every Child Counts dur-
ing the week of December 14th to 18th,
bringing with them gifts of knowledge and
The group of students, most of them
Freshmen, some studying international
business, some computer technology, were
part of a program created by teacher Carrie
Shultz called Bridging the Digital Divide.
The aim of visiting ECC was to find
out the haves" and "have nots" of that

school versus Rollins College. The col-
lege team wanted to bring technology, at
the same time offering training and skills
to use that technology. "We were trying to
bring tools, show how to use them and the
value they bring to the overall education
process," explained Carrie Schultz, the co-
ordinator for the trip and co-leader of the
group with Ed Huffman.
Two of the major skills the ECC stu-
dents acquired during that period were the
ability to shoot a documentary movie and
the knowledge to trouble shoot problems
on a computer and repair it.

A group lead by Mr. Huffman and Mr.
Knopick, both classroom technology ex-
perts at Rollins, and student Sterling War-
ren, showed ECC high school level stu-
dents how to a computer apart, change the
hard drive, how to format a new hard drive
and install programs.
In another part of the school, a group of
five Rollins College students was teaching
three high school students from Marsden
Lawley's class how to film a documentary
with a Flip camera, conduct an interview
and edit a movie. The final result was a
school documentary produced by Patrick
Darville, Blake Russell and Roniesha Jo-
seph. The movie premiered during ECC
Christmas celebration.
Students at ECC were not the only ones

to learn. Teachers in various classrooms
were shown how to work on interactive
programs and set-up computers for the
whole classroom to use at once.
For the Rollins College students, the trip
was part of their curriculum and counted as
credits. At each end of the day they report-
ed to Education Professor Scott Hewitt,
who worked with them on their lessons
and made sure their daily plans were com-
The Rollins College group enjoyed the
interaction with the local students. Dur-
ing a gift presentation on December 18th
they commented that they received as much
from the exchange as what they gave. They
were invited to come back at any time by
ECC Director, Mrs. Lyn Major.

Christmas was celebrated

through song and dance

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The Abaconian Section B Page 19

Reporter's Notebook... Boys behaving badly

In the aftermath of the fight at Abaco
Central High School in which two young
men were jabbed with a sharp object and
14 were subsequently taken before the ju-
venile panel charged with assault, many
people started asking, "What has gone
wrong with our young men."
But many of the people asking the question
need look no further than themselves for the
answer. Adults in particular, many of them
parents, were the ones with the question.
The answer is simple. You are to blame.
Let me explain.
Remember when he was two, and he fell
as he attempted to make his first steps. You
said, "Get up boy. You is a man. Pick your-
self up and walk." On the other hand, you
ran to help your little girl when she fell.
When he was seven and he fell off his
bike and started to cry, you said, "Boy,
stop being a punk. What you crying for.

You is a man." When he was 10 and he got
into a fight with one of his peers, you told
him, "Go for the jugular."
When he was just 12, you allowed him
to be out until the wee hours of the morn-
ing doing what he felt like or what others
told him he should do because he is a boy.
At age 17 he is man. Not a young man,
but a man. Nobody can tell him what to
do, how to do it or how he should conduct
himself because now he's a man.
So we have men in our schools carrying
weapons, disrespecting school officials and
acting like school is a boxing ring. And
people wonder what has gone wrong. Our
young men are being raised to be ashamed
to express their feelings and be the school
yard bully.
It's no wonder that whenever they are
confronted they explode. They have all
this emotion pent up inside because, un-

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been told over and over again that real men
don't show any emotion.
That is why our young men can stab
their peers and feel absolutely no remorse.
From the time they were just two years old
many of them were being raised to be a
man. One who is tough, made out of steel
with absolutely no feelings for anyone else
but themselves.
How did they get like this. They were
raised this way. They don't know what it
is to care and show love for others because
no one ever showed them how to. So what
we have is a bunch of young men who only
care about themselves and the hell with
other people.
What we have is a bunch of young men
who deal with conflict the only way they
know how to by going for the jugular.
What we have is a very serious situation
on our hands that, if we fail to get a handle
on, will result in murder in our schools.
Today a hair pick may be used to strike,
but next time knives and guns could be
used to settle disputes.
There is nothing wrong with raising
young men to be tough, but there has to

be a balance. He has to be shown how to
be caring, understanding and compassion-
ate, too. Or else we will continue to see an
escalation in school violence.

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Chess seminar attracted youth

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Realtor was honoured at

By Navardo Saunders
The Bahamas Chess Federation is hop-
ing to establish an active club on Abaco.
The federation held a workshop at Forest
Heights Academy on December 12 for peo-
ple interested in the game.
Eight young people attended the morn-
ing session, which was conducted by presi-
dent of the Bahamas Chess Federation,
Kean Smith. Mr. Smith put the youngsters
in two groups those with experience and
those who for the most part are just start-
ing out.
District Superintendent of Education Le-
nora Black addressed the youngsters who
participated in the workshop, telling them
that there are many benefits to playing
chess. "Chess improves concentration,"
she said. "During the game you are focused
on only one main goal to checkmate and
become the victor. Chess develops logical
thinking. It promotes imagination and cre-
ativity. Chess teaches independence. Chess
develops the capability. Chess inspires self-

motivation and there are so many other
benefits to playing the game." She said
the lessons the youngsters will learn from
playing chess will help them throughout
their lives.
"When you leave from this place, I want
you to encourage your friends to follow
your good example," she said.
Mr. Smith said the federation is looking
forward to spreading the game throughout
Abaco. "Already we see that there is interest
here," he said. "If the numbers permit, we
hope to develop scholastic tournaments." He
said that studies have shown that young peo-
ple who play chess achieve higher grades.
"It's because chess helps them develop all
the skills they need to be successful students
in every subject," he said.
The federation will conduct more work-
shops on Abaco and in the future Mr.
Smith is hoping that Abaco can establish a
team to compete in national, regional and
international competitions.

Mr. Kean Smith, President of the Bahamas Chess Federation, held a preliminary seminar
at Forest Heights Academy on December 12 to see the level of interest on Abaco for start-
ing a chess club. He was encouraged as eight young people came.

Association's annual luncheon
By Cnaishka well attended and emphasized the group's
Alexander common goal in selling and promoting their
The Baha- Bahamaland on Abaco.
mas Real Es- The day's meeting held a special meaning
tate Associa- for those in attendance. Derek Lee, a long-
tion met at time resident of Abaco and a realtor, passed
the Spinna- away but was honoured at the meeting. Scott
ker Restau- Weatherford accepted the plaque for Mr. Lee
rant in Trea- counting it as a privilege. He described him
sure Cay for as a man of integrity and dedicated a send-
its annual ment shared by all in the room.
Derek Lee luncheon When the first branch of BREA was
meeting on December 3. The meeting was formed in Abaco, Mr. Lee was the first
chairman, while Anne Albury
was the deputy chairman. Ac-
cording to Mrs. Albury, the as-
sociation has developed dramati-
cally since then, adding more
members and licensed brokers.
Sandra Evans is the current pres-
ident of the Abaco chapter of the
BREA members
donate food
It's that time of year when we
especially like to think of those
less fortunate and in need. A time
1850 L for giving. The Abaco Chapter of
the Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion asked its members to bring a
few nonperishable food items to
the annual Christmas luncheon to
give to the elderly. The response
was great and several boxes and
bags were delivered to assist the
Two members of the Bahamas Real Estate Associa- elderly. Two members, Mailin
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Pilot Club Treats Senior

Citizens to a Niqht Out

The Pilot Club has made it an annual tradition to treat seniors from Abaco communities
to a concert and dinner every Christmas. This year the event was held on November 10th.
Fifty senior citizens were in attendance along with Anchor Club members from three
schools. Bringing the welcome address was Charlamae Fernander, president of the newly
named Rainbow Pilot Club. She told the seniors that this event will continue to honor
and show appreciation to them on an annual basis. The night was great as all present
fellowshipped together and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

Local pastor organized

Canta Noel Concert
There was so much taking place dur- singing, Pastor Sturrup played the piano
ing the week before Christmas, but if you for some of the singers.
did not attend the Canta Noel Christmas There were individual and group per-
Concert 2009, you certainly missed an out- formances throughout the evening, and
standing musical performance. toward the end of the concert, all of the
Pastor Desmond Sturrup and his wife performers met on stage to sing one more
Kendra organized the concert on Decem- Christmas carol to the audience's delight.
ber 14 at St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church in Marsh Harbour. Donations were
accepted to assist the needy throughout the
community, but admission was free for all.
The concert featured many guest artists
including three children who entertained
the audience with their piano recitals. Cr c
Christmas carols from long ago and the
more modern, familiar tunes had the crowd
singing along. At times they stood to their

performers. Accompanying the uplifting

We Can Do It All!
Church Programs
Wedding Invitations
Souvenir Booklets
Jull Color Brochures


Print Shop
Phone 367-3202
Abaco Shopping Center
Marsh Harbour

Abaco Athlete Wins Gold at

Regional Judo Tournament
A four-athlete team finished off the com-
petitive year for the Bahamas Judo Federa-
tion with an impressive performance at the
9th Annual International Barbados Tourna-
ment. The team won four medals: a gold, a
silver and two bronze. The tournament was
an important regional event in which over
135 athletes from six countries participated.
The standout of the tournament was Ash-
ton Forbes from Abaco, who won all of his
matches by knockouts. In Judo a knockout
occurs when an opponent is thrown flat to
his back with force and control.
"The judo association is developing the
sport of Judo in the Family Islands and

well," said Head Coach David Rahming.,
"We have never won a gold medal at this .
tournament before, and the competition
was even harder this year."
The team consisted of 18-year-old Mal- i
colm Rahming (Bronze), 15-year-old Ash- .
ton Forbes (Gold), 13-year-old Matthew
Rahming (Bronze) and 12-year-old Tajaro .
Hudson (Silver). "The additional strength
and conditioning workouts over the past .. .
several weeks really paid off," said Coach
Rahming, who accompanied the team with'
Coach Albert Lill from Abaco and Federa-
tion President D'Arcy Rahming. Ashton Forbes won gold at the 9th Annual
Persons interested in contacting the Ba- International Barbados Judo Tournament,
hamas Judo Federation can call 242-364- the first time that a Bahamian has won
6773 or go to the website: www.bahamas- gold at this tournament. Judo classes be-
judo.com. gan on Abaco in May.

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Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

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Prescriptions Testing
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Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
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Phone 577-0184 577-0220
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Servicing the entire Abaric
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Cell Phone: 458-0692

January 1 2009

January 1, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 23

as Ar A aLocal Government at Work

Dundas Town Committee Nov 19
By Samantha V. Evans
At their November 10th meeting held
at the local government office, the Dun-
das Town Committee had a visit from Sgt.
Raquel Metelus who spoke to them about
starting a crime watch in Dundas Town.
She spoke to them about forming block
monitors and having walk-a-bouts in the
community to promote safety amongst resi-
dents. She told them that members of the
crime watch should live in the community,
know the neighborhood and should have
the community at heart. She told them that
she will speak to them further about form-

ing a fire brigade. Now that the Burial
Society building is complete, Sgt. Metelus
told them to consider having activities for
the youth at the facility.
After her presentation, the members
gave updates on the various committees
they spearhead and made recommendation
for work to be done in each as needed.
They discussed furnishing the burial so-
ciety building which was cleared in this
current budget. Finally, they discussed the
Christmas celebration which was planned
for December 12th. Wanda McIntosh and
Maggie Cornish will spearhead the celebra-
tions. At a special call meeting held on
November 20th, they addressed the sand
erosion at Brown's Bay and plans were
made to remove the sand from the ramp

and have boulders put in place to prevent
the sand from eroding again. Additionally,
sand will be purchased for the beach. They
agreed to purchase Christmas lights to re-
place the ones missing. These lights will be
put up on the street poles in the community
to light up the town.
Dundas Town Committee Dec 1
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 1st the Dundas Town
Committee held its last meeting at the Local
Government office in Marsh Harbour. This
committee has had a very active year and the
members plan to end the year with a bang.
They decided to change the date of the Christ-
mas celebrations to December 17th and to
make it a tree lighting service as they have
held in previously years. The celebration will

be held at the Burial Society Building.
They will also dedicate the building and of-
ficially open it at this time if the Minister of Lo-
cal Government can attend. The procedures for
the service was discussed and finalized.
The committee members were upset that
all of the items that belong to the commit-
tee keep going missing and hope that who-
ever is doing it will be caught. The items
missing are the lawn mower, the truck,
Christmas lights and other items. New
lights that will be purchased will be kept in
an undisclosed location.
Final updates on projects were given
and from those reports, they are pleased
with the progress the Committee is mak-
ing. The financial report was discussed be-
fore the meeting ended.

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

Panasonic 750x TV camera w/ stand. $1300.
Juno D. Professional keyboard w/ stand. $900.
Keyboard amp $300. Call 458-6211
Mortar Mixer, Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP
Honda $2,000. 242-367-5032

Lost Emerald Wedding Ring Reward for re-
turn. Please call 828-348-4306 if found

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

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2003 Jaguar X type, $16 ,000. Price nego-
tiable. Serious inquires only. For further infor-
mation contact 458-6211 or 367-4867

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

is, IviIlld, 1777 Ig111am11ia U, Vely loW hoUrls
(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! 904-471-6450 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

19' Boat Trailer, lights. Can be seen at Abaco
Outboard. $1700. Call Jacques at 365-6114

ZUU 00ariDe Boat, w/ 200UU3 20 HP Honda en-
gine w/ 21 hrs. Boat cover, SS cable for lifting
boat. $7500 Contact 365-5295


24' Bayliner Ciera Express, 1998, Mercruiser
gas 260 HP, 310 hrs, new oil pan, new bat-
teries, renovated trailer, good shape, ready to
go. Located in Leisure Lee. Asking $12,000.
Call Jason at 367-2703 or e-mail alaijacek@

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

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26' Intrepid '91, 2 Johnson 175 HP ('98) Good
condition, A/C, generator, new batteries and
trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $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

Z0' AlDury Brotners w/ 2UUl 13U H1ii Mercury
OptiMax outboard, S/S prop, T-top, large con-
sole, 60 gal gas, VHF, all safety equip, lights,
fresh bottom paint, engine service. All in good
condition. $29,995 OBO. Call 366-0038

22' Rosborough Sea Skiff 1997, Honda
90, 291 Hours, Trailer. DUTY PAID, well
equipped. Viewing and info at Outboard Shop.
Asking $20,000 E-mail chanteyll@gmail.com
Phone 519-671-6354

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


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January 1 2009

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

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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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

Recently renovated commercial Stunning estate with 200 fe
property in the downtown area. This beachfront and privacy. 1.626
small lodging facility is a great in- with 5 star amenities.
vestment. $650,000. Ref. AS11282 $1,795,000. Ref. AS

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acres views comprising of 17,000 sq. feet
near the club house.
510802 $500,000. Ref. AS11263

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

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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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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: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All 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

Enjoy stunning sunsets
from this beautiful water-
front home. 4 bedrooms
and 4 ensuite baths, dock
house, terraces, lush gar-
dens with panoramic
ocean views.
$1,850,000. AS112777

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


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