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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 7 APRIL 1st, 2008


Abaco girl won national spelling bee

Octavia McIntosh will compete in Washington, D.C., in May
By Samantha V. Evans
March 16th was a joyous day for Aba-
conians as 12-year-old Octavia Dean Mc-
Intosh, an eighth grade student of St. Fran-
cis de Sales School, made history for this
island when she won the eleventh annual
Bahamas National Spelling Bee held in
Nassau. Nineteen of the best spellers from
across the Bahamas were in this competi-
tion vying for the opportunity to win the
coveted title and get to compete in Scripps
International Spelling Bee in Washington,
D.C. this May.
It was not an easy competition to watch
live or from the television screen as sup-
porters of the young talented speller prayed
and kept their fingers and toes crossed with
1 ..hopes that she would win. We can all re-
member the rush of excitement that filled
us as the chief judge stated, "She needs one
more word." As she spelled the last word,
the crowd went wild with excitement as
they knew she had done it Octavia had
Y 'done it, finally! She had won the eleventh
annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee.
On March 17th, a large crowd gathered
at the Marsh Harbour International Airport
S,- to greet Miss McIntosh with a lovely con-
gratulatory sign held by students from local
schools. She was given a greeting fit for
Octavia McIntosh was the national winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee held in Nassau on March 16. A large group of well wishers a queen as Administrator Cephas Cooper
met her airplane when she returned to Abaco on March 17. She is shown here on her arrival when Senior Administrator Cephas and his team along with Junkanoo mem-


Cooper was one of the first to congratulate her. Her mother, Ms. Valerie Dean, is behind them and her coach, Ms. Miriam Fred-
ericks of St. Francis de Sales School, is on the right. A motorcade followed that took the group through Marsh Harbour, Dundas
Town and Murphy Town.


Please see Spelling Bee Page 14


I High honourf


Michael Smith has been named Bahamas Hi
here at the ceremony at Government House
His Excellency Arthur Hanna, presented the
are his son, Jamal Smith, Mrs. Suzanne Smi
Smith's daughter, Makeysha, and her husba
Prime Minister.
By Jennifer Hudson
On March 17 Abaconian Michael
Smith arrived in Ottawa, Canada, to take
up his post as Bahamas High Commis-
sioner to Canada. He was welcomed at
the airport by ambassadors from all of
the Caricom countries and immediately
began his ambassadorial duties. He will
present his credentials to the Prime Min-
ister of Canada soon.


orAbaconian Dr. Minnis discussed the
new garbage system



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Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and Social Development, right, was on Abaco
gh Commissioner to Canada. He is shown to hold a series of meetings to explain how the new solid waste facility will work and to
e in Nassau when the Governor General, hear the concerns of residents. He is shown here with Candy Pinder of Marsh Harbour
Letter of Appointment to him. 5/i,'1 here and Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper. Government is expecting to begin using the
th, Mr. Smith, the Governor General, Mr. new facility soon. Dr. Minnis and the group from Nassau realize that problems may
nd, and the Hon. Brent S ,, ii',,rn Deputy arise and will adjust to make the system work. See story on page 2

His Excellency Michael Smith received Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below.
his letter of appointment from the Gover-
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Landfill facility is almost ready


By Mirella Santillo
The Minister of Health, the Hon. Hu-
bert Minnis, visited Abaco on March
13th with four staff members to hold
meetings in Sandy Point, Cooper's Town
and Marsh Harbour informing the resi-
dents of the new measures that will be
in place when the Snake Cay solid waste
facility opens. South Abaco residents
were instructed to use the Cherokee
Road transfer station Residents of North
Abaco are to dispose of their trash at the
Cedar Harbour transfer station. Central
Abaco settlements will go directly to the
land fill site. Mr. Collie held meetings in
Sandy Point upon his arrival and in Coo-
per's Town in the afternoon. Thursday
evening was reserved for Central Abaco
residents at a meeting held at Central
Abaco Primary School.
Several local government representa-


tives, concerned citizens and members
of the media attended. Administrator
Cephas Cooper was the coordinator for
the event. Accompanying the minister
were Mr. Andrew Thompson, Assistant
Director for the Family Islands, Mr. Mi-
chael Turner, Secretary for the Ministry
of Health, Ms. Natasha Morris, designer
of the new facility, and Ms Thomasina
Wilson with the technical department.
The Minister's first point was that
the new landfill had been created to
minimize leakage of contaminates in the
soil. Household items will be deposited
in one location, hazardous material in
another area. The facility will be man-
aged in a way that will eliminate fire,
odor and rodent problems. Opening the
landfill between the hours of 6 a.m. to 4
p.m, closing it at 12 noon on Saturdays
as well as on Sundays and holidays will


give the management staff the necessary
time to immediately cover the deposited
garbage.
The location of the new landfill might
create additional transport cost to local
government because contractors holding
garbage contracts will have to carry their
loads a greater distance. But the Minister
is of the opinion that the new benefits
will definitely offset the distance.
One of the concerns brought out was
the decommissioning of the present dump
in Central Abaco after the new facility
opens. The Ministry will send a team to
assess the present site and take measures
to prevent people from using it. If there
is evidence of water contamination by
heavy metals or chemicals, the surface
"stuff" will be removed or buried on dry
land, and the water will be monitored.
One resident of Cherokee Sound ex-


pressed his concern about wide garbage
trucks using the 19-foot wide Cherokee
Road and requested that the road be wid-
ened between the main highway and the
transfer station. He was promised that
the matter will be discussed with the
Ministry of Works. The Minister was
asked what would be done about uncov-
ered trucks carrying garbage to the land-
fill. His answer was that there was zero
tolerance for that issue. The matter will
be addressed, he promised, and police
assistance will be requested for monitor-
ing.
When asked about recycling, the Min-
ister said that they are moving in that
direction with the first attempt starting
in Nassau in May, but it will be done
segmentally. So far it is up to the pri-
Please see Landfill Page 28


A group of interested persons attended the meeting in Central Abaco when the Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis discussed the new sanitary landfill setup to dispose of the island's gar-
bage. Dr. Minnis was very open to suggestions and answered all questions. He mentioned
that there are apt to be problems that will have to be worked out. But he is eager to get
the new system started. 51,/ ii ,i here is Mr. Mike Malone bringing up a point.


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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3763
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feet on powder sand, 4 bed 6 bath, caretaker's
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NEW LISTING
ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4235
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3967
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5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, near
public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000.
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #1640
TAHITI HAl- SEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros
Cove. Newly renovated 4bed 2bath, plus guest
house and dock slip. $1,275,000.
242.366.0163


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT cozy 2 bed 2
bath cottage with private dock on the South end of
Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4214
SAVANNAH HILL WATER VIEW ofAbaco
Sound, 3b/2b located on 1/2 acre in Marines
Creek, designated dock slip. $1,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


NEW PRICE
ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3928
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage
providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3125
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY,
2 bed 2.5 bath,tastefully furnished. Large lot
with room for another house. $599,000.
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4294
SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1900 sq.ft,
2bed/2bath. Immaculate condition. Near Sea Spray
Marina and great surf. $795,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163

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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2
bed 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the
beach in White Sound. $525,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM OCEANFRONT In Dorros Cove,
Lot #6. Excellent elevation and designated boat
slip at Tahiti beach. $750,000.
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #2681
TURNKEY BAR AND RESTAURANT or renovate
into single or multi-family dwelling. Great
investment. $350,000.
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4044
LOT 57 OCEANFRONT Beautiful ocean front
property, 18,445 sq. ft. Dock access, minutes
from historic Hope Town. $700,000.
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031
Coco BAY LOT HARBOURFRONT I 15 ft. dredged
cannel,40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and
beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
#3989-Section 2 Block I, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach.$ 182,000.
Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#30 I7, Section 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000.Bill Albury: 242.365.5046
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286 Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#3947,Lot #143 Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters is approximately I 1,450 sq.ft. $150,000.
Bill Albury: 242.367.5046
#3410, Lot #16 AOC ,great lot with access to water within I00ft. priced to sell at $125,000
Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.504
#2374, Interior lots AOC from $52,500.


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#4009 Aunt Pat's Bay, 12 water view lots. From $295,000 per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#3921 Aunt Pat's Bay Harbour Views Lot 5. Beautiful Ocean Views. $475,000. Jane
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#4236 NEW LISTING Marnie's Landing Lot 3C, Dock slip. $679,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#3945 Dorros Cove -Water views and dedicated dock slip. $336,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#4007Aunt Pat's Bay Lot #20, 1/3 acre on the Sea of Abaco. $665,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#2969 Big Point Lot II, V2 acre beachfront property. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163

#4246 Lot #8. Surfers rest nearWhite Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500.Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035
#3966 Ocean View Community, three 1/3 acre lots. $218,000. per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#3844 Fishing Point Hill, building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#4307 NEW LISTING Hope Town Commercial Centre. Starting at $62,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#2344 NEW LISTING Dorros Cove Lot 13. OceanViews. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#4308 NEW LISTING Big Point Lot 10 Ocean front, great surf! $695,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#4309 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#3824 Pink Sand. Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry
Sullivan:242.366.0 163

TILLOO CAY #1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside interior lots, shared dock from
$150,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046

CONTINUED IN SECTION B, PAGE 3








Mike Smith takes on new position


The ceremony was also attended by the
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Brent Symonette,
with whose Ministry His Excellency will
be affiliated, and the Permanent Secretary
and Senior Staff of Government House.
Abaco should, indeed, proud to have
one of its sons in this prestigious position.
Mr. Smith is very mindful of his forma-
tive years growing up on Abaco and at-
tributes his success to "the grounding and
values system I gained from my immediate


and extended family in Abaco as well as a
strong work ethic from them. Abaconians
have a very strong work ethic, and I sought
to carry that throughout my professional
career."
Mr. Smith is the son of the late Sam-
uel and Cynthia Smith of Marsh Har-
bour and spent the first 10 years of his
life growing up in Marsh Harbour and
attending the Abaco All Age School. He
attended the Government High School in
Nassau which, at that time, was a very


prestigious school. After graduation he
attended Mankato State University on a
scholarship from ZNS and earned a de-
gree in broadcast journalism, returning
to the Bahamas just in time to cover the
Independence celebrations in July 1973.
While at ZNS Mr. Smith was appointed
news editor in 1974 and then news di-
rector in 1979. He later co-founded the
Bahama Journal and then entered politics
in 1992 serving two terms as Member
of Parliament for the South Beach con-
stituency. During that time he served as
Deputy Speaker in the House of Assem-
bly for two years and another two years
as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime
Minister and then as Parliamentary Sec-


retary to the Ministry of Tourism until
May 2002. Since then until his recent ap-
pointment he was with LOVE 97.
During his busy career Mr. Smith has
visited his Abaco roots as often as possible
enjoying spending time with his mother
Cynthia at Cynthia's Kitchen and his uncles
Gordon and Joe and brother Gary Smith,
who is now Superintendent of Customs on
Abaco. His post as Bahamas High Com-
missioner to Canada is for a tenure of three
years with an option to renew for a further
three. But whenever he leaves Canada,
Mr. Smith is looking forward to returning
here to his island home to enjoy a much
deserved retirement.


Mr. Michael Smith is being handed his Letter of Appointment as Bahamas High Commis
sioner to Canada by the Governor General.


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News of the Cays

Abaco Cancer Society Art Artists showing were Kim Roberts,
Linda Wiltfang, Jeep Byers, Don Wood,
Show and Silent Auction Malcolm Rae, Bob Zwickel, Tim Higgs,. *'
By Jennifer Hudson Leanne Russell and Marjolein Scott. I
The Green Turtle Cay Club hosted the Adding to the enjoyment of the occasion 462
Show and Silent Auction on March 15. lars and delectable hors d'oeuvres from t
This well organized and well attended the club's gourmet kitchen. Many peopleIl
event took place in the Club's dining who attended the Abaco Cancer Society's
room and patio to the sounds of music by first Art Show and Auction returned to
Estin Sawyer. Attesting to the efforts and enjoy the event again this year and see
contributions by artists, local businesses what new bargains they could find.
and society staff members was the suc- Children of the Amy Roberts School
cess of the event. The organizers were once again this year played their part in
very happy with the amount raised for the helping to raise funds for the society. Un- .
society's funds. An interesting selection der the guidance of their teacher, Maria 1
of items was up for bid including art, Schrack, they painted pictures in art class
jewellery, fine wine, garden items and and displayed them for sale at the show
a two-night stay at the Abaco Club on in a clothesline exhibition on the patio.
Winding Bay.
Students of the Amy Roberts Primary School contributed paintings that they created at
school. These sold very well. They were instructed by one of their teachers, Ms. Maria
Schrack.
These colorful works of art proved very Hope Town.
popular with the customers. The star of the event was the read-
The Cancer Society of Abaco thanks ing of Adelaide Cummings, author of
all of its very generous donors for their the book Finale. A long time visitor to
contributions towards assisting cancer Hope Town, at 93 years she is still going
patients of Abaco. strong. The Lodge was packed for her
Writers' Circle hosts US reading.
A A and Bahamian writers
Each year the Hope Town Writers Cir-
cle hosts the Writers Read that attracts Ads in
Jd N- writers from the U.S. and from Nassau.
Green Turtle Resort hosted a very successful art show and auction to benefit the Abaco The two-day event was held at the Hope The A baconian
Cancer Society on March 15. Some of the artists who showed their work are pictured Town Harbour Lodge. The five writers
here and include April Higgs, Kim Roberts, Linda Wiltfang, Don Wood, Marjolein Scott, from Nassau were part of the Common- Bring Results
wealth Writers of The Bahamas who en
Lynn Johnson, Leanne Russell and Bob Zwickel. Rebecca Higgs is holding the sign. Ms.
Johnson is manager of the resortjoyed touring Central Abaco as well as
Johnson is manager of the resort.

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treated their parents to a special morning of Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, Pastry
for Parents. A crowd of parents socialized I hile enjoying juice and treats and the chance
to meet the school's new enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Enzil Cooper. It was especially pleas-
ing to have a large number of fathers present.


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Second homeowners and their charities


Two recent events highlight the relation-
ship Abaco enjoys with its resident second
homeowners. The Treasure Cay commu-
nity hosted an evening auction featuring
a silent and a live auction to fund their
new emergency services building and the
needs of their crash, fire and medical vol-
unteers.
They successfully raised something over
$60,000 to complete the erection of their
emergency services building to house fire
engines and other emergency vehicles.
It will also have space for a visiting vet-
erinarian. The goal was reached and the
building is under construction.
It should be noted that their volunteer
services will extend north to Crown Haven
and south beyond the Leisure Lee area.
As with most of our volunteer emergency
groups, their services will extend farther as
needs dictate or help is requested.
In Central Abaco the Abaco Pathfinders
Foundation held its annual drive to raise
money for student scholarships. Following
its successful pattern, they invited about
200 persons to a buffet dinner, silent auc-
tion and a traditional live auction conduct-
ed by a professional auctioneer who knew
who to point his finger to. They believe
they will net something over $130,000 af-
ter expenses.


These are two examples of some of the
larger fund raising efforts that are sup-
ported by our second homeowner popu-
lation for a common community benefit.
Throughout the year smaller events are
held in different communities with signifi-
cant second homeowner participation.
The Abaco Cancer Society conducts
several art and wine- tasting events to ben-
efit its cancer out-reach programs.
The volunteer fire departments in Hope
Town and Green Turtle Cay have commu-
nity fairs and fund-raising activities sup-
ported by town residents and their exten-
sive second homeowner populations. The
Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue has
several fire engines and their prize engine
is a custom built mini-fire engine able to
navigate the narrow golfcart-width streets
in town.
The primary schools in Green Turtle
Cay, Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Hope
Town and Cherokee are all supported by
their local populations, again with a sub-
stantial contributing factor from their sec-
ond home populations. The astute princi-
pals in these towns know how to politely
hold out their hand when the need arises.
Treasure Cay is particularly supportive
of its community needs as it is Abaco's
only residential resort community pre-
dominately composed of foreign second-
homeowners. The Treasure Cay complex
began 50 years ago from scratch as a resort
community and has no historical or cultur-
al heritage of any significance. It is slowly
developing a community spirit and a cor-
responding interplay between the second
homeowners and the growing Bahamian
resident population. The second homeown-
ers there have contributed heavily to the
community's medical needs by financing
the Corbett Medical Clinic.
Abaco has been fortunate in attracting
an affluent group of second-homeowners.
Their community support was particularly
evident after Hurricane Floyd's rampage
to the length of Abaco and damage from
several lesser subsequent storms. Trea-


sure Cay conducted a massive clean-up populated by second homeowners where
and Hope Town residents reconstructed neighbours know each other and have a
its protective dune south of town. Govern- strong sense of community values. The
ment was embarrassed with the amount collective spirit of brotherhood is still alive
of goods money and volunteer services in these smaller towns. This same spirit is
Abaco received in response to Hurricane evident in Treasure Cay homeowners since
Floyd's destruction in comparison to what a critical mass of Bahamian residents has
lesser known islands to the south received, not yet materialized.
Some of Abaco's relief donations were di- The greater Marsh Harbour area has
verted to the south. grown into a small city, and town values
The Wyannie Malone Historical Mu- are deemed to no longer be the responsibil-
seum in Hope Town was a concept begun ity of individuals but are assumed to fall to
by Bahamians but which leans heavily on governmental or social organizations.
the foreign volunteers that keep the facility The Nassau Punch columnist, Nicki
functioning. Kelly, recently recognized the value of the
The Every Child Counts school in Marsh Abaco second homeowner by stating that
Harbour for disabled and challenged chil- they are the reason for Abaco's resistance
dren operates with a paid staff but has a to the effects of a recession. Prime Minis-
volunteer support group of foreign resi- ter Hubert Ingraham made a point of thank-
dents. It is completely financed by private ing the Abaco second-home owners at the
funding, predominately by concerned sec- Treasure Cay auction for the contribution
ond homeowners. they have made to Bahamian society and
This benevolence is exhibited to a great- the mentoring they have provided to many
er extent in our villages and small towns Bahamians.
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This is the group of students who were accepted last spring for scholarships from the Ab-
aco Pt(ildifii, Foundation. So long as they maintain good grades, they will be awarded
scholarship annually until their program is complete. So far 88 students have been as-
sisted.




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The Emergency Services Committee in Treasure Cay riased money to construct a building
to house the fire engines, ambulances and a veterinarian office. Work is progressing on
the building. Treasure Cay residents have made their community much better by con-
structing the Corbett Medical Clinic, a Community Center, a manse for visiting ministers
who conduct services in the Community Center and now this building.


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Foresees problems
when landfill opens
Dear Editor,
I was among those who attended Minis-
ter Hubert Minnis' meeting concerning the
new landfill and transfer station facilities.
It is exciting to know that we are going to
have at long last a modern and well man-
aged trash disposal facility. It is a relief to
know that there will not be anymore chem-
ical-laden smoke blowing over some parts
of town and that leakage into our ground
water will be eradicated or minimized.
Of course, that will happen only if the
site is managed properly and monitored
regularly by the Ministry of Health. I do
hope that the right individuals are chosen
for the management task and that they will
receive more than adequate training before
taking on a job that places the health of
the residents of the whole island in their
hands.
My second concern is that, because of
the distance between the settlements and
Snake Cay or any of the two transfer sta-
tions, unless several dumpsters are placed
within the communities and at the site of
the Central Abaco dump when it is closed,
we are inviting an even greater problem of
random environmental littering.


Dr. Minnis promised bulk item pick-
ups within the communities. These should
start as soon as the new landfill opens and
not months later. We have a huge litter
problem on Abaco that is killing our local
tourism and compromising our health. We
have a gorgeous environment that is being
used as a trash dumping site on a daily ba-
sis by much of the population. Educational
seminars should be provided not only on a
local government level but on a resident
level. Pamphlets should be distributed in
the schools to educate students and door
to door in the communities to educate the
residents of the effects that dumping trash
has on our health, whether it is in the blue
holes, in the creeks or in the sea as well as
in the bush or on the roads.
Local groups have organized anti-lit-
tering campaigns with very little and slow
results. It seems that the problem has to
be addressed from a higher level, perhaps
with nationwide campaigns on ZNS and
radio stations.
I am sure that the Dr. Minnis is aware
of these issues, and we hope that he will
address them before the opening of the new
landfill and transfer stations.
I'd like to hear comments about this
from other readers.
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IndiGo Provides Competi-
tion for BTC on Abaco
By Jennifer Hudson
"The wait is over; Indigo is now on Ab-
aco," stated an excited IndiGo Networks
team from Nassau at Let's Talk Wireless
in Marsh Harbour on March 13 to promote
their new service. "It is great to be here
and we are very happy and pleased at long
last to be offering services in Abaco," stat-
ed Paul Hutton-Ashkenny, IndiGo's Presi-
dent, who had experienced "a frustrating
almost three-year wait to achieve intercon-
nection with BTC's network."
"What is it that IndiGo is offering?"
you are probably asking. IndiGo provides
pre-paid international long distance calling
cards with rates significantly lower than


those offered by BTC. They are very easy
to use; just buy a card ($5 or $10), then
call a local number listed on the back, enter
your PIN number when asked, then enter
the number you wish to call. I have tried
it and it is very quick and easy, and the
quality is excellent with no dropped calls.
Calls can be made to other islands of The
Bahamas or anywhere in the world from
any regular fixed line telephone on Abaco,
New Providence or Grand Bahama, call
box or cell phone with big savings.
IndiGo has been operating on New Prov-
idence since 2004 and on Grand Bahama
since 2005; now in 2008 Abaco becomes
its third location. In Nassau and Grand
Bahama other services are also offered to
business and residential customers and Mr.


Hutton-Ashkenny stated that he is prepar-
ing to launch these services on Abaco very
shortly. "The construction of its fixed-
line wireless network on Abaco will run
well over $1 million according to IndiGo
Networks. "IndiGo Network is the other
telephone company and is the only licensed
telephone provider other than BTC," stated
Mr. Hutton-Ashkenny
"The IndiGo card provides a good way
to budget since the lower rates mean the
cards last long. You decide how much you
want to spend, and then there are no big
bills coming in at the end of the month
which you don't understand," stated the
IndiGo Representative. IndiGo feels that
its services will provide competition for
BTC which could herald "better services,
improved products and lower prices for
consumers."
"This can provide a good business op-
portunity for Abaco retailers," stated Mr.
Hutton-Ashkenny. At present there are two
wholesaler/retailers: Brent Johnson of Let's
Talk Wireless and Anastasia Dawkins of
Murphy Town (475-2939). Anyone inter-
ested in becoming established as a whole-
saler or retailer of IndiGo cards may call
either person for more information.
There was certainly a party atmosphere
at IndiGo's launching. Mr. Hutton-Ash-
kenny cut a celebratory cake while Silbert


Mills broadcast a lively commentary on air
enticing people to come to see what IndiGo
has to offer. Persons eager to see what In-
diGo is all about soon began arriving and
later left, not only with the information
they were seeking, but also with birthday
cake and a variety of giveaways.
Neem Weight Loss
Challenge Underway
By Jennifer Hudson
The Neem Weight Loss Challenge offi-
cially began on March 7 when participants
gathered at the Neem office to receive
important information and participate in
their first health walk. It is now well un-
der way. On March 17 the first of several
Health Talk meetings was held to give the
participants an opportunity to bring up any
problems they may be having and to ask
questions on any issues pertaining to their
weight loss efforts. "We are here to help
with your success in this challenge," stat-
ed Daphne de Gregory, organizer of the
event. Ms. de Gregory demonstrated the
correct way to walk to prevent damage to
the feet and ankles by rolling on the foot
and also demonstrated the art of correct
breathing using abdominal breaths which

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Indigo has now begun selling phone cards on Abaco. The company introduced its service
on Abaco on March 13 with a reception. Shi n 1 here is Mr. Paul Hutton-Ashkenny cut-
ting the celebration cake. Those who visited their introductory reception enjoyed treats
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is extremely beneficial as it can lower both
the heart rate and blood pressure.
Also on hand to give advice on dietary
recommendations and answer questions
was Dr. Sue Fairclough from the Auskell
Advanced Medical Clinic who, after ad-
dressing several issues regarding diet,
advised how to make healthy food choices
and avoid a lot of the pitfalls.
Twenty two persons are enrolled in the
Weight Loss Challenge this year which is
one more than last year and two of those
persons are men. Only one man registered
last year and he was one of the two win-
ners. He was so pleased with his result last
year that he has entered again to continue
his weight loss and more healthy lifestyle.
The other winner from last year, a lady,
has also reentered as she, too, saw tre-


mendous benefits from her participation
last year and wants to continue the good
work.
This is a very enthusiastic group who
are determined to change their habits and
lead a much more healthy lifestyle, losing
weight in the process. Groups can be seen
walking in various areas of Marsh Harbour
early every morning and evening. "They
are very determined to uphold their com-
mitment to achieve something and make a
lifestyle change," stated Ms. De Gregory.
One of the weight loss challenge group
members, Florinda Thompson, has dedi-
cated herself to providing healthy lunches
to the community. She provides a delivery
service.
If anyone is interested in eating more
healthily, they should contact Florinda at
475-9837 or 375-9032 to find out what is
on her menu.


These are some of the people who joined the Neem Weight Loss Challenge that began on
March 7 and will continue for several months. The two people who lose the most weight
will share the money from the entry fees. A total of 22 persons are entered into the com-
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New Business
Ron Paul Cabinets Plus
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco continues to grow by leaps and
bounds as another business opens. Ron
Paul Cabinets Plus opened on March 17th
in the Josh Hanna Plaza on Don MacKay
Boulevard. Owner Ronnie Roberts stated
that his cabinets are all wood. He special-
izes in imported cabinets in oak, toffee,
davin, glazed maple and shaker. The doors
are made of maple and oak and the cabinets
are plywood with veneers. The counter-
tops are made of a new form of Formica
that looks like granite. His prices are very
competitive, and he can have them ordered
and delivered within two to three weeks.
The phone number at the store is 367-0546
and the hours are 8 a.m. to 4p.m. Mon-
day through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon
on Saturday. He also offers cabinets with
glass doors, a lazy Susan, doors that ex-
pand to store seasonings, pots, and pans;
roll-out trays, fridge panels, dish washer
panels and anything else a customer may
desire. He encourages locals to come in
and see what he has to offer.


Money Center offers
service to Haiti
By Mirella Santillo
At the end of 2007 Fidelity Bank's Mon-
ey Center started promoting a new service
the bank was offering to Haitian Nationals:
a prepaid food service delivery to Haiti.
The program, advertised among the Hai-
tian community for the last two months,
is now in full swing and people can now
choose between several "menus," from
$95 to $175 for a complete list of grocer-
ies, to a single item, be it rice, peas, oil
or detergent to send back home to family
members instead of money. A small sur-
charge of approximately eight to 10 per-
cent is added to the cost of the food for
handling and miscellaneous expenses.
The idea of sending food instead of
money is becoming more appealing to a lot
of people. The Fidelity Bank coordinator
in Haiti is Food Express, a reliable cor-
respondent that is part of Sogi Bank. De-
livery is made in Haiti within 24 hours of
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Marsh Harbour airport improvements continue


Our visitors and residents now have a dry place to wait under an expanded roof at the
Marsh Harbour terminal. The roof extension has given additional seating area protected
from sun and rain. This construction is part of the continuing program to improve the
terminal building until a new terminal is constructed.


Central From Page 12
placing the order here. The system guar-
antees the sender that the food will not
be lost between order and delivery and
that it will get there quickly without the
need to go through Nassau. The response
to the service was slow in getting start-
ing. But word of mouth is spreading and
people are realizing the advantages of this
system.
The Money Center which includes West-
ern Union is sponsoring a Creole Show
on Radio Abaco on Sunday and provided
water to the soccer games at the Murphy

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Town Park during the month of February.
The bank's manager on Abaco, Mrs.
Victoria Albury, reminds people that the
center is open Monday to Friday as well as
9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.
Fidelity Bank will hold a Mortgage Fair
on April 5th at St John's Parish Hall from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The function will include
the participation of two real estate compa-
nies, Abaco Motor Mall and other com-
munity services that could require a bank
loan. Refreshments will be served.




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to wait out in the sunshine or rain until their flight was ready to load. The wait could
sometimes be up to an hour. Now this roof provides a sheltered area for the wait.


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Abaco teen will compete internationally


Spelling Bee From Page 1
bers from Central Abaco Primary School,
church members, family, friends and well
wishers all gathered to congratulate her
and to wish her well. As she exited the
Bahamasair airplane, the sounds of drums
and cow bells rang as the crowd screamed
and surrounded her. Tears of joy flowed
down her cheeks as it was clear that she
was overwhelmed by the love she was be-
ing shown.
Administrator Cooper stated that this
is the first time he actually watched the
entire Spelling Bee competition and from
round five, he knew that she could win
this competition. He further stated that
this gathering of love is what happens
when you do good things like what Octa-
via has done Abaco. She has put the spot-


light on this beautiful island in the North.
This young Abaco native will represent
the entire Bahamas in Washington, D.C.,
he proclaimed. That is, indeed, a big
deal! The crowd showed their agreement
as they applauded and cheered. Accom-
panying Octavia was her mother, Valerie
Dean, who was beaming as she showed
her approval of what was taking place.
Fr. Earl Hepburn, Rector of St. John
the Baptist Anglican Church where Oc-
tavia is a member, was on hand to pray
for her and her family as he gave God
thanks for keeping her through this com-
petition and giving her the confidence
and steady head to win. He stated that
the entire church was rooting for her and
knows firsthand all of the work that she
and her coach, Ms. Miriam Fredericks,
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stated that the competition was very stiff
but she pulled it off. She said that she
had a few challenging moments when her
confidence dipped low when she thought
she spelled a word wrong; but when she
got the word right; she regained her con-
fidence. She claimed that she did not re-
ally know she had won. But when she was
sure that she had done it, her stomach did
somersaults. Now that she has won this
competition nationally, she will get one
day off before she will begin preparing
for Washington with her coach.
Even though all of the attention was
on the winning teen, we cannot forget
the hard work of the coach whose strate-
gies and tactics made this win possible.
Ms. Fredericks teaches grade three at St.
Francis de Sales School, but she is excel-
lent when it comes to preparing students
for competitions especially oral ones like
the Spelling Bee. Ms. Fredericks has been
coach to Octavia for the past three years
and is very proud that they finally did it!
She stated that it has been a lot of work
and they have much more work to cover
if they are to shake things up in Wash-
ington. The competition will take place
May 27-29 beginning with a preliminary
written test to weed out the spellers who
do not know the words; then the crime
de la crime will battle it out from that
point on. Ms. Fredericks is confident,
like many of us, that Miss McIntosh has
what it takes to win. I have seen her in
action and she is a force to be reckoned
with having such a great command of the
English language, a good understanding
of phonetics and the origin of letters and
word sounds that makes her chances of
doing well even better.


Administrator Cooper stated that the
gathering that morning is just a small sam-
ple of what is to come. He believes that
Local Government and the Ministry of
Education should find extra special ways
to celebrate this gem of a young lady. He
believes that she deserves to be celebrated
in grand style. Following the Welcome
Home Ceremony held at the airport, the
winning teen was escorted to a convert-
ible along with her mother and coach to
be driven through town so that all Aba-
conians and visitors alike could celebrate
her accomplishment. From the airport the
motorcade traveled through Marsh Har-
bour, Dundas Town and Murphy Towns,
stopping at the Murphy Town Park where
they were joined by students from Central
Abaco Primary School who were having
field sports events and others to continue
the celebrations.
For winning the competition Octavia
received a lot of great prizes including
$2,750 cash prize; a trip to Washing-
ton; a Dell Desktop Computer; an MP3
Player from QBC; a $100 gift certificate
from John Bull; a photo package from
Devin's Photo Lab; a $50 gift certificate
from John's Shoe Store; Samuel Louis
Sugarman Award Certificate; a one year
subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica
Online; a Merriam Webster's Collegiate
Dictionary Eleventh Edition; an Oxford
Geometry Set; Nancy Drew Books; a
$50 Gift Certificate from Kelly's; Teen's
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a Toto Back Pack. Wow! Congratulations,
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People in the News


Cathie Jung, a frequent visitor to Hope
Town, has the world's smallest waist, veri-
fied by the Guinness Book of World Re-
cords,


Woman with world's
smallest waist is
Abaco visitor
By Jennifer Hudson
Sharing in the Heritage Day festivities
at Hope Town on March 7 was the per-
son with the smallest waist in the world.
This lady with a 15-inch waist turned
heads wherever she went; people just
could not believe what they were seeing.
The owner of the tiny waist is Cathie
Jung and is, apparently, very used to
this attention, having won a place in
the Guinness World Book of Records
as having the smallest waist on a living
person.
Cathie's home is in North Carolina,
but she and her husband Bob, a retired
orthopaedic surgeon, spend time every
year on Abaco on their boat The Bob-
cat. Cathie was not born with a 15-inch
waist; it is the result of continuous waist
training. She was born in 1937 and as a
young lady her waist measured a normal
26 inches. She and her husband became
very fond of the elegance of the Victo-
rian style and loved to dress up in Vic-
torian costume. To look elegant in those
fashions Cathie needed an hour glass
figure with a 'wasp waist' like Scarlett
O'Hara. So she began wearing a corset
under her costumes. The more she wore
the costumes the smaller her waist be-
came, but she did not wear corsets full
time at first as she had three small chil-
dren.
After her children were grown,
Cathie began serious waist training and
now wears one of her 25 corsets for


23 hours of every day, only taking it off
to bathe. When she began, Cathie says
that she never had any goal in mind; "It
is all about accentuating the natural and
beautiful curves of the female figure."
Cathie stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall and
weighs 135 pounds and her uncorseted
waist measures 21 inches. With the aid
of a corset, her 15-inch waist is approxi-
mately the same size as a regular jar of
mayonnaise!
This tiny waist has taken Cathie and
her husband to many countries around
the world for appearances at the request
of the Guinness Book of World Records,
and she has appeared on many television
shows including The Oprah Show, Un-
believable, the Tyrah Banks Show and
20/20. Life Magazine and the New York
Times Style section have also featured
her.


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me any health problems; in fact, the cor-
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personable lady. Now if you see a lady
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famous "Queen of Corsets."
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The Wiltfang family would like to an-
nounce to all friends the passing of Daniel
H. Wiltfang on November 2, 2007, at the
age of 87. Daniel was a long time visi-
tor to the Bahamas. He is survived by his
son, Daniel A. Wiltfang, daughter-in-law,
Linda Wiltfang, and two grandsons, Dan-
iel Morgan Wiltfang and Jason Pascared
Wiltfang, all consider Abaco home.
The funeral service for Justin Ducas,
43, of Marsh Harbour and formerly of Port
au Paix, Haiti, was held at Trumpet As-
sembly of God in Dundas Tow on March
8, 2008. Rev. Carlton Dorsette officiated.
He is survived by his wife Adilia Du-
cas; children Marc-Herny, Sony, Carlene,
Ania and Gabriel Ducas; parents Mr. and
Mrs. Jean Ducas; sisters Mary, Claudette
and Ciet Ducas; brothers Raymond Ducas
and Nelson Tido and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Gladys Ann
Hepburn, 59, of Dundas Town was held
on March 8 at the Church of God Church
in Dundas Town. Pastor Anthony Campbell
officiated assisted by Bro. Jerry Cornish.
Interment followed in the Public Cemetery
in Dundas Town.
She is survived by her mother Naomi
Hepburn; brothers Arnold Hepburn Jr.,
Wendell Cornish, James and Joel Hep-
burn; sisters Dendelia Hepburn, Eulamae
Pinder, Patrice Rolle, Sandrina and Del-
rosa Hepburn; uncle Alfred Murray; aunts
Miriam Murray and Leah Humes; neph-
ews Neville and Michael Humes, Mar-
vin Dean, Tod and Ted Cornish, Andrew
Calma, Mark and Marvin Russell, Analdo
Dawkins, Jamal Hepburn, Adrian, An-
thony and Quintin Cornish, James Hep-
burn Jr., Zyandric and Dwayne Jones,
Demetrio Hepburn and Delmar Saunders;
nieces Karen Antonio, Claudine Burrows,
Tameka Dawkins, Nichole Fox and Dewi-
na Hepburn; brother-in-law Edward Rolle;
sisters-in-law Modena Hepburn, Yvonne
Cornish, Emerald and LeEaster Hepburn;
and many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Elizabeth Sands
Lowe, affectionately called "Mother," 90,
of Cooper's Town was held on March 16
at Revival Time Pentecostal Church in
Cooper's Town. Bishop Archilus Cooper
officiated assisted by Rev. Clayton McIn-
tosh and Bishop Henry Wright. Interment
followed in the South Side Public Cem-
etery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived sons Samuel, Ortnell and
Floyd Lowe; daughters Ettamae Albury,
Maggie Lowe and Theresa Murray; sister
Christana Cooper; grandchildren Rose-
mary Edgecombe, Elvis Wright, Mario,
Patrice, Matthew, Denzel, Darren, Tif-
fany, Infiney, Earl, Zeth, Gentry, Tamara,


Melissa, Corey, Perez, Dakoda, Mizpah,
Trevor, Azubah, Gerard, Quan and La-
tario Lowe, Pamela Cissadieu, Carmela
Johnassaint, Coretta Leary, Glenda La-
Roda, Brad, Garth, Elroy, Gerard, Jerreth
and Nicholas Albury, Dario, Rashida, Brit-
tany and Ava Murray; great-grandchildren
Godydra Gardiner, Rashad Edgecombe,
Tanario, Ratanyon Leary, Carnisha Rolle,
Kanal and Katiesha McIntosh, Krizzy and
Mckiayah, Tonika, Shannon and Gabriella
La-Roda, Cameron, Precious, Alishanae,
Montell, Garnell, Timesha and Hylan Al-
bury, Mario Jr., Sherese, Bianca, Devano,
Dereka, Sacoven, Madiesha, Karan, Giano
Murray, Ramando, Johnaker and Johnesha
Edgecombe, Quaneka and Kalin Wright,
Tianna, Terrio, Trashell and Quandric


Lowe; nieces; nephews; brother-in-law Le-
roy Lowe; daughters-in-law Shirley, Mari-
lyn and Mary Lowe; sons-in-law Glenroy
Albury and Gordon Murray; grandsons-in-
law Stephen La-Roda, Johnley Ferguson,
Rebourne Leary, Gibson Johnassaint and
Noel Cissadieu; granddaughters-in-law
Emily, Abbie and Anedra Lowe; and many
other relatives and friends.
Harry Kline, 90, passed away on March
19 in his sleep at his home in Jackson Hole,
Wyoming. His two children, Sarah and Pe-
ter and families, live there and were with
him shortly before his death. His ashes will
be scattered in the Gulf Stream.
Harry was well known on Abaco and
traveled here extensively for 25 years in
the 1960s and 1970s and 1980s. He was the


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and wrote a
companion
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Greater An-
tilles. After
he retired,
Harry Kline he lived in
Florida for many years pursuing his in-
terest in sculpture. He recently moved to
Wyoming.
He is survived by his children Sarah and
Peter; sister Sarah; and grandchildren Oli-
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Club News


Anchors held
annual Conference
By Samantha V. Evans
The third annual Anchor conference
was held on Abaco. The theme for the
event was Anchors: It's a Bahamian
Ting. Anchor clubs from eight schools
from Abaco, Grand Bahama and Nassau
were in attendance. The conference be-
gan on March 9th with the opening cere-
mony at the Anglican Parish Hall. Bring-
ing remarks was Senior Administrator
for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper,
who told the students that being academi-
cally smart is good but the well rounded-
ness that the Anchor Club teaches them
is also important to their success. This
club is preparing them to become good
citizens and teaching them to work to-
gether so that they can contribute to the


advancement of The Bahamas. The area
president, Mr. Cecil Simon, encouraged
the students to have fun but to also learn
everything that will be taught to them
over the three days.
The keynote speaker was Mr. Byron
Woodside, Minister of State for Youth
and Sports, who delivered a timely speech
to the young people encouraging them to
"dream big." He wants to help young peo-
ple prepare for life and to make a positive
contribution to society. He sees the youth
as having a bright future in spite of the vio-
lence going on in society today. Just as a
pilot steers the plane and its passengers to
their destination and as an anchor holds the
ship in place, so do the values and princi-
ples of their club steer, lead and hold them
together as they face peer pressure. Hence,
it is from the Pilot Club that they have this
youth arm called the Anchors.


The Anchor Clubs of The Bahamas held their annual conference on Abaco on March 9-
11. The opening ceremony provided entertainment as well as serious speakers. Here a
group is performing a cheer.


He told them that as they fly over the
Bahama Islands, they can see how richly
blessed we truly are; this makes us Baha-
mians. That's a part of the Bahamian ting.
There are many other things that make us
Bahamian such as our culture,
our food, the hospitality of the
people, and our music; all of
which are indigenous to The
Bahamas. The Bahamas is a
great tourist destination, but it
is up to all of us to keep The
Bahamas unique by preserv-
ing all things Bahamian. He
told the Anchors to be proud
that they are Bahamians, to
be proud that they live in The
Bahamas because they are
the ones who will inherit this
land one day. He encouraged
them to make a new friend this
weekend so that they can begin
to put a network of people to- The key.
gether. After his motivational the Hon
talk, Mr. Woodside declared and Spc
the conference officially open. lady on
On Saturday the students had introduce


a lot of fun as well as attending motivation-
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Please see Clubs Page 79


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April 1 2008


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More Club News


Central Abaco Primary received a prestigious award for being the only primary school
Anchor group in this region. They also placed first in the lip sync competition and sec-
ond in the Anchor cheer and chant competition. Pictured here are the VIP Anchors from
Central Abaco Primary School and their advisors.


Clubs From Page 18
Jerome Burrows were the presenters. Both
of them had a unique way of grasping the
youths' attention. Mr. Pintard challenged
them to think big while Mr. Burrows spoke
about common ways to resolve conflicts and
to work harmoniously. One of the anchor
advisors, Ms. Phillipa Farrington, gave
a short talk on etiquette. During the final
session, the anchors participated in various
events to win prizes. Forest Heights Acad-
emy was successful in most of the events.
Saturday evening a dance was held after
the awards were distributed. On hand for
the closing ceremony was the Governor of
Pilot International, Ms. Antionette Carol,
and District Youth Coordinator for The
Bahamas, Mrs. Neulessa Major. This con-
ference was a blast and Anchors are now


looking forward to next year with great
anticipation. The schools in attendance
were the Anchor Clubs of Lucaya, Eight
Mile Rock, C.C. Sweeting, C.R, Walker,
S.C.Bootle, Abaco Central High School,
St. Francis de Sales, and the VIP Anchors
of Central Abaco Primary.
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ning, March 11th, inside the Marquis Tent the Club had about 200
lubs From Page 9 at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Har- members attend the

Yacht Club held bour. The fabulous decorations by Carolyn event. Everyone want-
Wilson and her crew will absolutely amaze ed to greet both Fred
Sox Hop 2008 you. From the very moment you walk in, (the Big Bopper) and
By Rita Wieczorek you'll be whisked back in time to those Judy. They truly put on
magic moments of the 50s and 60s. an event that got every-
Fred (Big Bopper) Ree d ansd Jy Lew In addition to "rocking to the oldies," one out on the dance
were the chairpersons of another spec-
there will be a request list, games, photo floor twisting, strolling
tacular party of the Royal Marsh Harbour
achart Cpr h a the Aal Brh ar opportunities, prizes and lots and lots of and rocking away.
Yacht Club held at the Abaco Beach Re- S am
friends meeting, greeting and dancing. Fred and Judy had
sort and Boat Harbour. Members were '
seote aso at shout t em ee go Fortunately, even the rustiest dancers can some very special as-
treated for a month to the Big Bopper ad- sistants that helped
get well lubricated at the legendary Open sistants that helped
vertisements Mondays, Wednesdays and r
rtidso ts M n s, Sc and Bar. Think about it, you might want to be make the social a great
8Fridays on the VHF RMHYC meetings chosen for the "best costume." If you have success. Our DJ, Ray
at 8 a.m. For members not on Abaco, I
he e here e re er- a special song to make your evening even Vallerie, and our MC,
more special, let us know. If you want to Jim Fenn, both kept the
tisements and you can understand why this singsomething, let us know. If you want music and the activities
party turned out to be one of the highlights
to lip-sync a song or put together a skit, moving and grooving.
of the season.
"Let's roll up our old blue jeans. Let's let us know. If you want to participate in Decorations were done These are the winners of the Best Costume prizes at the Sox
any way, let us know. This is your party, by Carolyn Wilson and Hop party of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held on
make it a night like it used to be when our and we want it to be extra special for you. her many assistants, March 11 in the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. They are
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It's all going to happen at the Royal Marsh life." request box, poster of Elvis, 78 and 45
Harbour Yacht Club's big Sock Hop and
At the Sox Hop evening on March 11th, rpm records, banners from members' high
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Clubs From Page 20
bols from the 1950s and the 1960s. Check-
in registration was handled by members
from three boats: Milt and Fran Ohlsen,
Pat and Pat Dwyer and Jim and Judy How-
enstine.
Entertainment was provided by the Bal-
ladeers who sang an old Statler Brothers'
song with music complemented by musi-
cians from Dock 7 and Dock 4 in Boat
Harbour. It was followed by a roller skat-
ing dance routine by Wilma Thornton (the
roller skating car hop delivering malted
milk shakes). She was fantastic; the crowd
went crazy with applause. Wilma's dance
was done to the song by Buddy Holly,
That will Be The Day. Later in the eve-
ning Henry Jamrozinski sang two of Neil
Diamond songs in costume with attendees
singing along in their seats and clapping to


Who said that Elvis isn't alive? Here he is
alive and well impersonated by the Com-
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Club, Robert Wilson.
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a great costume with a gold cape and sang
two of his favorites Elvis songs. The mem-
bers went wild and Elvis (Robert Wilson)
gave out autographed red scarfs to his
fans. He was a big hit! Toward the end
of the festivities Jan Albright sang Sum-
mertime from Porgy and Bess.
What would a party be without some
contests? The winner for best costume
went to our Car Hop roller skater, Wil-
ma Thornton from Johnny's Restaurant.
Wilma wore a great costume that she had
made for the party. She was able to dance
the night away on her roller skates. What
energy! The best dancers for the twist


dance contest were Milt and Kathy Sales.
They were perfect and moved like teenag-
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No event would be perfect without our
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from suffering from heat and dance ex-
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The dancing continued until the resort
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Church News


A Special Day for the
Kirk of the Pines
By Jennifer Hudson
Palm Sunday, March 16, was a very
special day for the Kirk of the Pines Pres-
byterian Church. It was a day the congre-
gation had dreamed about for a long time;
the day of ground breaking for their church
building. It was, in fact, a day of double
celebration as a new church Elder was also
ordained.
During the service Linda Wiltfang was
ordained as an Elder of the church. The
act of ordination was led by Rev. Charles
Greenwood, present Pastor of the church,
and following the induction Mrs. Wiltfang
was welcomed by six elders serving Pres-


byterian Churches, Kirk of the Pines, St.
Andrews in Nassau and also from churches
in the United States.
Following the ordination service, the
congregation moved to the site of what
will be their new church on Don MacKay
Boulevard. There Mrs. Veronica Saun-
ders, founding Elder of the Kirk of the
Pines, performed the symbolic turning of
the first spadeful of soil and the congre-
gation joined in the singing of the hymn,
Bind Us Together, Lord. A concerted fund
raising effort will soon be embarked upon
to raise the funds needed to complete this
sanctuary.
A celebratory light luncheon followed
for people to fellowship together and meet
with the visiting elders.


New Methodist
Minister is Welcomed
By Jennifer Hudson
A welcome service was held on March
9 at St. James Methodist Church in Hope
Town for Rev. Jean Seme Joseph. Dur-
ing this service Rev. Joseph was induct-
ed as Minister/Pastor of the Churches of
the Eastern Abaco Region of the Baha-
mas Conference of the Methodist Church
which includes St. James in Hope Town,
Epworth Chapel in Cherokee and St. An-
drews in Dundas Town. The Act of Induc-
tion was performed by Mrs. Kenris Carey,
President of the Bahamas Conference of the
Methodist Church and the service was con-
ducted by Rev. William Higgs, Director,
Division of Ministry. Rev. Joseph commit-
ted himself to lead the Methodist people of
the Region according to the doctrines of
Methodism and procedures of the Bahamas
Conference of the Methodist Church.
This united fellowship service was well
attended by members of all three Methodist
churches within the region and their sis-
ter church, Kirk of the Pines. Greetings to


Rev. Joseph were offered by representa-
tives from each of the churches present.
Mrs. Kenris Carey took her sermon text
from the book of Iaiah. "I heard the voice
of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send and
who will go for us? Then said I, here I am,
send me." She reminded the new minister
that there will be both difficult times and
good times but that he should let his light
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rousing hymns of Methodism, a special
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Girls in Action
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By Samantha V. Evans
Over the weekend of February 29th to
March 2nd Change Ministries International
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Church From Page 22
treat. This event took place in Treasure Cay
at the Treasure Cay Beach Resort. Young
girls today are constantly being bombarded
with the pressure of life; therefore, the ad-
visors of Girls in Action saw fit to equip
them for the future. The theme for this
year's retreat was Why True Love Waits?
Topics such as avoiding temptation, sexual
purity, self-respect and commitment were
discussed during the sessions. The total at-
tendance was 38 young ladies from differ-
ent communities on Abaco. The weekend
was filled with lots of activities to keep
them busy. During the Friday night session
Mrs. Raquel Cox, assisted by Ms. Bertlyn
Cornish, led the session on sexual purity.


Saturday's sessions were sexual purity ex-
perienced, why true love waits, and true
love waits experience. The sessions were
led by Mrs. Willann Mills, assisted by
Ms. Bertlyn Cornish. At the end of these
sessions 37 young ladies from the ages of
11-19 made a commitment to stay sexually
pure until marriage. The evening was filled
with fun and swimming, ending with a din-
ner at the Touch of Class Restaurant with
all of the young ladies. The princess for the
month was chosen and was Miss Aaliyah
Williams, age 13. The organizers for this
event were Bertlyn Cornish, Sherry Lowe,
Vanrita Ferguson and Raquel Cox. Girls in
Action meet every Wednesday evening at
Change Ministries International in Murphy
Town.


Mt. Zion Church
holds Tea Party
By Mirella Santillo
Chairs covered in white cotton with pink
sashes, flowers on the tables, food galore
and assortments of bush medicine teas,
such were the setting and the components
of the second annual Mt. Zion Church's
Tea Party that took place in the afternoon
of March 15th.
Organized by Ms. Millie Dawkins of
Religious Tourism and Ms. Doranell Swain
with the People to People program and in
collaboration with the Mt. Zion Church's
Ladies Ministry, the function brought quite
a few people together, most of them resi-
dents of Murphy Town including a couple
of visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Atwood,
who enjoyed the welcome and the refresh-
ments.
Mrs. Agatha Simms, Master of Ceremo-
nies, kept people entertained with anecdotes
and presented the various speakers and
performers. The program included a brief
history of the Ladies Ministry presented
by Mrs. Lorraine Thompson, singing by


the Bluff Point Choir and the Dawkins Sis-
ters, story telling by Mrs. Agatha Simms,
Mrs. Willamae Dawkins and Mrs. Edith
Clarke and a recitation by Mrs. Aramena
Smith. The Senior Administrator, Mr. Ce-
phas Cooper eventually engaged in a duo
with Mrs. Simms to the delight of the audi-
ence.
All through the function people sati-
ated themselves with the abundant food
prepared from home recipes by the lo-
cal ladies: sandwiches as well as a lot of
delicious deserts such as coconut brittle,
various kinds of banana breads, coconut
jimmy, sweet potato cake, bread pudding,
pineapple bread and trifle, enough to keep
your sweet tooth satisfied for a long while.
Teas included sweet marjorette, sour leaf,
fever grass, strong back, fern leaf and sour
sop, all prepared according to old bush
medicine's recipes and served with cream
and sugar.
The party, which was a fund raiser for
the church, ended late afternoon with peo-
ple in a jolly mood, everyone carrying a
plate of food for dinner.


Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town held a women's Tea Party to celebrate their
heritage. The food was all old-time recipes and their activities were reminiscent of the
childhoods of the older ladies. Here the Bluff Point Choir is singing. Bluff Point was the
settlement on the back of Abaco where the families originally lived before the govern-
ment assisted them in moving to Central Abaco in the early 1940s after they had suffered
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April 1, 2008


By John Hedden
The landfill update meeting held in
Marsh Harbour recently was interesting in
many ways, and not necessarily because
the Minister of Health and his high pow-
ered team conducted it.
Leading up to the meeting by several
weeks The Abaconian published an edito-
rial and an article on the new land fill, dis-
cussing purpose, functionality, effective-
ness and public education surrounding the
operation of this new unit.
In my own words, and definitely not
those of the minister, it would seem that
our brand new waste disposal arrangements
are a "trial and error" operation in which
the Department of Environmental Health,
(DOEH) will "feel its way" on the systems
operation of the landfill complex.
The ideas and intentions behind the new
methods of disposal are certainly sincere,
and we all know that Abaco and its popula-
tion need to be more concerned about waste
and its eventual destination. In this I must
commend both the minister and his team.
But exactly how we are going to achieve
these goals still seems a little unclear to
me.
On the positive side the residents of
Central Pines subdivision are now able to
see an end to their plight of burning gar-
bage fumes and rotten smells wafting over
their homes and gardens. In addition, the
rest of us will no longer be exposed to the
mounds of roadside garbage leading up to
an overflowing dump site on the S.C. Boo-
tie Highway. The natural water table and
wetland systems of the creeks behind the
dump will no longer be exposed to addi-
tional toxins and hazardous waste as this
dump closes.


For the new Snake Cay site:
Garbage haulers will not be charged a
tipping fee for the first 12 months of the
new site operation.
The operation of the landfill and trans-
fer stations will be contracted out, by the
DOEH, to a suitably qualified private con-
tractor.
Local settlement collections will be
maintained by the various councils, subse-
quently delivered to the transfer sites by
the local operators. Treasure Cay will be
able to haul directly to the landfill rather
than follow a rather lengthy 60 mile stag-
gered route, and the possibility of an ad-
ditional transfer station in Southern Abaco
seems possible.
In addition, the settlements of the Mud
and Pigeon Peas and Bahama Palm Shores
will receive council-operated garbage col-
lection services.
The actual method of operation of the
major landfill seems elusive; however,
separation of hazardous waste, hard goods,
appliances and domestic garbage seems
in order. The use of lined pits to prevent
leaching into the surrounding environment
is a definite plus. The daily levelling and
addition of a soil layer also seems worth-
while for the composting activities of en-
demic bacteria and fungi to take place.
The DOEH is also encouraging week-
end gardeners to keep their garden trash
at home and compost it and recycle as or-
ganic matter for their homestead soils.
But this is where it all seems to stop.
Other problems are not accounted for.
No recycling of content is planned or
even allowed for. This includes aluminium
tins, glass items, domestic batteries and
small electronic items.


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Opening hours are to be restricted to
those posted at the site, ie closed Sundays,
public holidays and Saturday afternoon.
Domestic waste will not be sorted at
either of the transfer stations or the main
landfill, so any sorting must be done at ei-
ther the household or settlement level. Dis-
tance haulage by local contractors will still
be necessary with the resultant loss of load,
mixing of local hazardous and domestic
waste en route, loss of load in transport and
roadside pollution all being unmonitored.
The concern for indiscriminate dumping in
the pine forest still exists, and the lack of
understanding at both local and operational
level still exists. However as the minister
inferred, operations will be observed over
the initial start-up period, and changes to
the system may be made as necessary.One
that he might immediately consider would
be nightime operations of levelling and lay-
ering by landfill equipment, thus allowing
for seven day a week acceptance of waste.
The actual decommissioning of dump
sites and reservations on their future use as
properties and developments, eg industrial,
commercial, domicile, have not at present
been thought out.
However, the single most difficult prob-
lem is the processing of unsorted domestic
waste and the inability to accept medical
waste. The result of this will be onsite gen-
eration of treated waste with the potential
for hazardous material content, whether
chemical or biological.
This out of necessity presents a chal-
lenge for local councils and their commu-
nities.
Suggestions would include:
a) Placement of 40-foot sectioned waste
containers in settlements as demand re-


quires, and local sorting of waste by local
council contracts to local private operators.
This followed by haulage of these contain-
ers to the main landfill site for processing.
This actually provides for the councils to
establish local household and commercial
regulations and the licensing of entrepre-
neurs to enter into the privatised recycling
business. Included could be cooking oils,
metal, plastic and glass containers, motor
oils, batteries and electronic goods. This
would result in encouragement of pre-sort-
ing by households to assist in landfill ef-
ficiency as well as provision for private
sector development and incomes.
b) A separate collection of all medical
waste and the proper supervision of its pro-
cessing.
c) A major publicity and educational
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By Jennifer Hudson
The Minister of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture, the Hon. Carl Beth-
el, has been discouraging the drinking of
sodas for some time and endeavoring to
get all schoolchildren to eat more health-
ily. During a special assembly for World
Diabetes Day last November at a school
in Nassau, he told the students this and
encouraged them to spend their lunch
money on healthy food rather than fizzy
sodas and candy.
Mr. Bethel wants all children to be able
to get water and fruit juices in govern-
ment primary schools and is urging pri-
vate schools to follow suite. Fizzy drinks,
which are packed full of unhealthy sugar,
are being banned from government pri-
mary schools in order to ensure that the
students enjoy healthier choices. Vendors
have also been implored to stop selling
fizzy sodas outside school campuses as
they are endangering the health of stu-
dents.
Mr. Bethel also noted that wherever
possible there will be a decrease in greasy,
fried foods and unbalanced menus with
too many carbohydrates and not enough
fruits and salads. "We at the Ministry of
Education are working with the Ministry
of Health dietitians to design a standard-
ized lunch menu that will be balanced and
nutritious," he stated.
Lack of physical activity and unhealthy
diets which are full of foods high in fat,
sugar and salt but with a low intake of


fruits and vegetables greatly increase the
chance of developing a chronic non-com-
municable disease such as diabetes and
obesity. It is estimated that approximate-
ly 10 percent of the Bahamian population
is living with diabetes.
Mr. Bethel is encouraging students "to
spread the message that lifestyle diseases
are preventable, and people can remain
healthy longer by following an optimal
diet, maintaining regular physical activ-
ity and refraining from drugs. Everyone
has an important role to play in reducing
the level of obesity in the country, and
they are viewed as part of the solution
to improve their overall health and well
being."
Schools on Abaco, both public and pri-
vate, are working along with the Minister
in his drive to keep snacks on campuses
more healthy. Mrs. Mills, Principal of
the Central Abaco Primary School, stat-
ed that since being told about this by the
Ministry last September she has allowed
no sodas to be sold in the tuck shop. Wa-
ter and juice are sold instead.
Sodas have also been cut out at Abaco
Central High School and have been re-
placed with Gatorade, juice and water.
The school administration is also trying
to completely cut out candies and other
unhealthy foods and has the lunch ven-
dors selling home cooked food though
this, unfortunately, is all too often full of
fat and carbohydrates.
Agape Christian School has allowed


no sodas in kindergarten and pre-k for
the last four years. "We are working to-
wards healthier food choices in the high
school," says school Principal, Cecile
Albury.
Mrs. Josephine Kumar, Principal of
St. Francis de Sales School, has banned
sodas on campus since arriving here from
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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian


April 1, 2008


Sports News


Golf Tournaments at
Treasure Cay Golf
Course
Abaco Insurance Tourament
By Mirella Santillo
Two important fund-raising golf tourna-
ments were played recently on the Trea-
sure Cay golf course, the Abaco Insurance
Tournament and the Manager's Tourna-
ment. They followed the Rotary Club's
Fund Raising Tournament that took place
at the end of January.
The Rotary's proceeds were to go to a
future library in Marsh Harbour and the
fire hydrants project. The Abaco Insurance
Tournament and the Manager's Tourna-
ment raised funds for the maintenance of
the golf course.


Mel Gray, left, is President of the Men's Gol
Treasure Cay and Daron Roberts of Abaco I
was the sponsor of the Abaco Insurance Golf
ment. The annual competition raises money
maintenance of the golf course.


In 1991 a Treasure Cay's golfer, Mr.
Charlie Moran, convinced the resort's
General Manager, at that time Mr. Jos
Konsten, to restore the golf course which
had been badly neglected. He took upon
himself to raise money among the resi-
dents to put the course back to a reason-
able condition. A few years later, Mr.
Andy Colson, another Treasure Cay resi-
dent, together with Mr. Daron Roberts,
co-owner of Abaco Insurance, and a few
other golf players organized the Abaco In-
surance and the Manager's Tournaments
to raise money for fertilizer, chemicals
and consulting services for the upkeep of
the golf course. That was 13 years ago and
since then, the two tournaments have be-
come annual events.
The Abaco Insurance Tournament,
which was played on February 9th, drew
approximately 100 players, men and wom-
en, split in flights according to
their handicap. Among them
were Treasure Cay golf players,
people from Marsh Harbour
and the cays and company rep-
resentatives from Nassau. Mr.
Daron Roberts said, "It was a
great game." He explained that
golf is a game that teaches a lot
of self confidence; the player is
the only person responsible for
the outcome of his game.
Mr. Steve McGrath, Mr. Mi-
chael Rohan, Mr. Fred Gottlieb,
Mr. Mark Moran, Mr. Gerry
f Club in Shelly, Mr. Jack Slawson, Mr.
insurancee Larry Hamel and Mr. Ross
Tourna- Thompson were among the men
y for the who won trophies. Mrs. Mary


Rice, Mrs. Peggy Shelly, Mrs. Do-
ris Leeker, Mrs. Bobbi Staff, Mrs.
Marge Chance and Mrs. Kate Mo-
ran were the winners among the
women who played.
Manager's Tournament
The Manager's Tournament took
place on March 8th in spite of threat-
ening weather. The golfers were
treated to on-the-course refresh-
ments, compliments of the General
Manager, Mr. Patrick Fetsch, and
most of the players managed to fin-
ish the game before a downpour
started. Mr. Daron Roberts, Mr.
Mike Lenthall and Mrs. Mary Rice
were among the winners.
On February 28th Mr. Elmer
Leeker achieved a feat that few golf-
ers manage to accomplish, "shoot-
ing his age." Even Jack Nicklaus
has not done it yet and Tiger Woods
is too young).


Mr. Leeker "shot his age" by carding
a 79 while playing with Mr. Frank Kay,
Mr. Gerry Kelly and Mr. Fred Grimm.
With that shot, he joined the company of
famous player such as Arnold Palmer and
Gary Player.
It is thought that he is the only golfer
to have done so on the Treasure Cay golf
course.


Ginny Sawyer of Abaco Insurance presented
a trophy to Mike Rohan who was the Men's A
Flight Low Net Winner.


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Sports From Page 26
Association made a trip to Abaco to race.
Members of that club along with Dale Hill
and Judy Albury put together a terrific
event, a 25-mile road race and a six-mile
time trial. There were five adults and four


juniors from Nassau who were joined by a
cyclist from Freeport.
In first place in the 12-mile Road Race
was a team composed of Jack, Jill and Judy
Albury. In second place was a team of Jack,
Jill and Bett Connell and in third place was
Larry Russell. In the 24-mile Road Race
Rowshan pulled away very early from the
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pack and took the lead, which he held for
over three laps as he was cheered on. Ex-
perience and strategy were evident with a
very close finish result.
In first place was Barron Musgrove.
These next two were very close with the
second place going to Anthony Colebrook,
third going to Rowshan Jones and fourth
going to Henry Kline.
Two juniors came roaring around the
bend, pulling out all the stops with their
determination and riding skills with Team
Warrior Anitinece Simmons in first and
Team Warrior Justin Minnis in second.
During the Abaco Road Race an inci-
dent showed true sportsmanship of one of
the junior cyclist. One young boy, Carlano
Bain, came across one of his team mates
stopped on the road, turned back as he
found it was a flat tire and switched bikes
with him, allowing another junior cyclist


to finish the race. It showed a wonderful
example of team spirit.
In the six-mile Time Trial Barron 'Tur-
bo' Musgrove was first with Rowshan
Jones in second and Henry Kline in third.
Between the two events, as cyclists re-
hydrated, local cyclist Sierra Cartwright
showed her riding skills as she proudly pa-
raded her pink bike.
The sponsors for this event were Al-
bury's Ferry, Rich's Boat Rentals, Rental
Wheels, Subway, d'Albenas Agency and
Judy Albury.
The cyclists had such a great time that
they are planning to come again,

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian


April 1, 2008


Landfill will process trash in better way


Landfill From Page 2
vate sector to undertake recycling mea-
sures. The government will encourage it
but will not be involved. There will not
be any recycling facility at the new dump
site at present time. However, there will
be a chipper for wood up to nine inches in
diameter. People may be allowed to carry
back some of the mulch thus obtained.
There will be a contract to carry
household trash and a separate contract
to collect bulky items so they can be dis-
posed of in the proper way to decrease
the possibility of indiscriminate dump-
ing. The cost of managing the landfill
will be covered by central government,
but local government will remain re-
sponsible for collection of residential
garbage. A woman inquired about toxic


wastes which include cooking oil, paint,
paint thinners, used car oil, batteries and
pesticides. She was assured that there
will be a special area at the site where
these items will be deposited to be subse-
quently taken to Nassau. The lack of gar-
bage collection in Bahama Palm Shores
and other areas was brought up. "We
will take care of you," promised Mr.
Minnis. The matter of scavenging which
is rampant at the present dump site was
mentioned. "We do not encourage scav-
enging; scavengers will be sent away by
the management."
One person proposed the imposition
of a fee when bringing in a vehicle that
would go towards disposing of the ve-
hicle when no longer usable. Another
person proposed a refundable fee for
some items such as bottles to encourage


consumers to sort out their garbage.
A member of local government was
concerned that the dumpsters placed in
the Haitian communities were not emp-
tied on a regular basis and were often
overflowing. He was answered that the
bins had been placed there by PAHO
with the understanding that local govern-
ment would empty them.
No date was given as to when the new
landfill will open, but it will be soon, the
audience was promised. The facility is
completed and the government is pres-


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fice. Vehicles will be weighed on entry and again when they leave. Charges will be levied
on the weight of trash deposited. There will be no charges for the first year, according
to Dr. Minnis.


Trash will be deposited and compacted in this lined cell. A layer of crushed quarry stone
will seal the refuse against vermin and assist in the decomposition process. The proper
used of this landfill will require educating the public.

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8th Annual Reef Ball such a success

Thanks to all of our silent auction donors
* Monkey's Uncle Iggy Biggy Kim Rody Abaco Inn Lighthouse Liquors Ebb Tide Tim Higgs Hope Town Harbour Lodge Hope Town Coffee
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Our Environmental Award Winners
Some people who are "Doing it Right"
Molly & Chris Roberts for their countless volunteer efforts to reduce the distress and abuse of our native potcakes and potcats.
Stafford Patterson, owner and operator of Seahorse Boat Rentals, initiated the S.A.M.E program where he charges his customers an impact fee that goes to
wards FRIENDS' marine preservation programs.
Gurth Russell was honored for his quiet and unassuming ways of protecting and teaching about the environment and sustainable business practices.
Mark Gonsalves is as passionate about saving the wetlands and mangrove areas as he is about preserving our reefs and his love of Abaco and the environ
ment is obvious to all who come in contact with him.

More Special Thanks
Cherokee Air and Abaco Club on Winding Bay for the wonderful raffle prizes Abaco Beach Resort for hosting the event Hope Town, Man-O-War and
Cherokee schools along with Forest Heights Academy for making the wonderful decorations Stephen Knowles and Jo-Ann Bradley for the environmental
awards Theresa & Lambert Albury from Froggies Out Island Adventures, who donated their time and their boat to ferry people to and from Hope Town.
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Local Government correction


Road work is needed
A tender request notice
appeared in the Nassau
Guardian on March 10
for Elbow Cay Shore-
line Protection Works,
The Abacos. The notice
gave detailed informa-
tion on how to make the
required $200 deposit
to get the tender docu-
ments and how to sub-
mit bids prior to their
being opened on April
,. 8. We presume this
relates to the dune re-
construction where the
roadway is threatened
in the White Sound area
of Elbow Cay. Results of the tender exercise will be expected to be made public sometime
subsequent to April 8. This picture shows the road on the right and the erosion of the dune
on the left. Another severe storm could erode the dune further, completely destroying the
road, the only one joining north and south Elbow Cay.


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fice due to non-payment of the rent. This
was incorrect, the building was deemed
to be more valuable to the community as
a private school and was reclaimed for
that use.
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the fact that the Hope Town Council had


not been paying the rent but payments
were being made by the Administrator's
office in Marsh Harbour as the small
building was used by other agencies
for monthly visits to Man-O-War. This
would have included National Insurance,
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Initiative and teamwork prove vital to satisfying


visitors at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay


By Stone McEwan
Mr. Danny McKinney, a night manager
at the Abaco Club demonstrated how pow-
erful personal initiative and teamwork are
to enhancing the satisfaction levels of trav-
elers. Mr. McKinney and a host of dedi-
cated employees from a variety of tourism
organizations rose to the occasion and il-
lustrated that there are persons who will go
the extra mile to ensure a memorable trip
to The Bahamas.
Early in the New Year two vacationers
departed from the Abaco Club to take a
Bahamasair flight to Nassau. Upon arriv-
ing at the airport in Marsh Harbour, one
of the travelers realized he was missing his
Movado watch which had tremendous sen-
timental value to him. Fortunately for the
gentlemen, Mr. McKinney was taking the
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dilemma, he immediately reassured them
that if the watch had been left at The Abaco
Club, it would be returned. Mr. McKinney
immediately began the recovery process
for the members.
Upon their arrival in Nassau, Mr. McK-
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facilitating their check-in for a connecting
flight, but also ensuring that their minds
were not focused on the missing watch. He
accomplished this by arranging an infor-
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"This account of service excellence is re-
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ership a diverse group of individuals took
to resolve a situation," said Scott Bragg,
general manager at the Abaco Club. "They
did so in a manner that made the members
feel as though nothing was more important
than them. We at The Abaco Club wish
to commend this commitment and dedica-
tion."
From the travelers' perspective, they
indicated they would always remember


the wonderful time they had at the Aba-
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terms, they would never forget the many
persons in The Bahamas who gave will-
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ee Town
22 rm 366-0133
6rm Icott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Man-0-War


Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 3
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 3
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse
Alesia's 3 rms
2053 Ambassador Inn 6 rms
2075 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms
Conch Inn 9 rms
5458 D's Guest House 6 rms 3
Great Abaco Club + 12 hse
5464 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms
4047 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff
4161 Pelican Beach Villas 6cott
4636 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic
4105 Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8rm
5178 Sandy Point


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

Spanish Cay Resort

Bahama Beach Clut


14 rm
ing 10 rm
Spanish Cay
18 rm 6 hse
Treasure Cay
b


366-3121

365-6048
365-6072

367-2158
367-2719
367-4460
367-2022
367-3980
367-4000
367-3980
367-4151
367-3776
367-2681
367-3600
367-0148

366-6334

366-4139
366-4119
366-4477

365-0083

365-8500


Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.abaconian.com
http://www.abacoinet.com
http.//www.abacoinfo.com
http://www.abacos.com
http://www.go-abacos.com
http://www.oii.net
http://www.bahamas.com
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Section A


Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire- Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr $12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $6 +$2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 +$5
Spring City $15+$5
Snake Cay $35+$10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 +$10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $6 +$3
Government F-eiqhil Do: $7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $9 +$3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14+$4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44 + $10
Black Wood $18+$5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 +$5
Mount Hope $65+$5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75 +$5
Marsh HarbourAirport $75 +$10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+$5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 + $10

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air- Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Chaulks- Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0329
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Island Express Ft Lauderdale 367-0169
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B 367-4852
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour...............................367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n........................ ........... .................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana....................................... ........... ........... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop .................................... ...... ......365-6013

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


Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

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

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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W walker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ............45....... F ......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15.............. 365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

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


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


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


Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Buddy Pinder...........366-2163
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261


1 0
To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay Its an adventure


Everyone
reads The
Abaconian


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
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ........................ 365-8193
Cash's Carts.............................. 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ......... 367-2002
Golden Grouper ...........................367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$.............367-2922
Island C afe.........................$ .............367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Poppa Georgio's ................$
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............367-2278
Subway ............... .................... 367-2798
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... :.....366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ....................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill ..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$.............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
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 ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe........ 365-434
Rooster's Rest ....... .. L Laeopen Night
Sundowners................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock) ..$.....+.....365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477

Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 08


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664' on Sea oifAbaco *r- L .- .,, -36,775 s.f. .8442 Acre
S- Fabulous Ocean Views - .-. -. ... 100' Ocean Beach Front
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Fabulous Views
#GGH1096 $8,995,000. "Bonnie Dune" #MWH1018 S1,950,000.
Great Guana Cay I ''yi'""'.... Man-O-War-
Orchid Bay Dickies Cay
6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths
3384sf of A/C Space 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths.
1,484 s.f. Covered Decks 3,360 s.f. Residence.
Elegantly Furnished. 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck
135' Beach Frontage 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea
1.214 Acres. -Private 136'Dock.
Water-maker Auxiliary Generator
Auxilary Generator Superb Harbour Views
Beautifully Landscaped -Furnished.
#GGH1025 $3,220,000. "I ling" #MWH1001 $2,000,000.
Great Guana Ca) Man-O-War Cay
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s- 30 f Residence 1,921 s.f. Residence.
-0 7 ,i t I. ,f DeckE -2 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
25ti ~a s -i i| -. _a -. 400 s.f. Guest Cabin
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Gleal I \at ,s si 1.189Acres
Frabm 5 V es Beautifully Landscaped
.ock Permit appro ed Semi-Private Dock
Fabulous Views
#Galiltlli $1,385,000. "Sunsplash" a #MWH019 -$1,840,000.


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1,686 s.f. Residence
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Dolphin Beach Estates
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
1,150 s.f. Residence
-760 s.f. Covered Porch
1 Bedroom, I Bath
490 s.f. Apartment
-Workshop
Great Views
Near Settlement
"JunknooSp#AS10689- $640,000.

Great Guana Cay -
Guana Seaside Village

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths.
960 s.f. Residence
Covered Porch.
Land 5,000 s.f.
Dock Access
Furnished.
"San.ale" #GGH# 1011 $375,000.

Little Harbour -
South Abaco
1 Bedroom, 11/2 Bath
8,4 s.fa of residence
H'rap around porch,
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bt' Evevation
Fabulous Harbour and
Ocean Views.
Machine Shop
-Generator
"Chimney Hill" LHH 1095 $750,000.

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5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4,977 s. Residence
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Eastern Harbour
A- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,030 s.f. Residence -
1,290 s.f. Covered Deck
-0.877 Acres
-82' Ocean Frontage
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Superb Ocean Views

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- 974 s.f. Residence
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- 268 s.f. -Dock House
- Land over 1/2 Acre
- Private 66' Dock.
- Superb Views
- Furnished.
#MWH1021 $1,450,000.

Man-O-War Cay -

- 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath.
- 1,255 s.f. Residence
-768 s.f. Covered Decks
-812 s.f. Open Decks
- Rooftop Skydeck
-Land- 17,792 s.f.
- Fabulous Views
- Furnished.
UNDER CONTRACT
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S.% Sunrise Bay
2 Bedrooms, 2+31/2 Bth
4,450 s.f. Residence.
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0.787 Acre 34,307 s.f.
. :W*U; Infinity Swimming Pool
Boat Slip.
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 7 APRIL 1st, 2008

Abaco Pathfinders held another successful auction

Monies will go for scholarships for Abaco students


A buffet dinner and silent auction preceded the live auction at the major fund raising effort of the Abaco Puailf'd,h,,, Foundation.
This foundation assists students in going away forfurther education, both academic and technical. So far the foundation has helped
88 students.


By Jennifer Hudson
A large crowd of people gathered in
the pavilion at the Abaco Beach Resort on
March 15 for the Annual Abaco Pathfind-
ers Fund Raising Auction. It was pleasing
to see so many generous people once again
willing to support this very worthy cause.
The goal of Abaco Pathfinders Founda-
tion is to provide academic and vocational
scholarships to as many deserving young
Abaconians as possible. Through the con-
tinued generosity of the public over the
past seven years, Abaco Pathfinders has
been able to increase its efforts and will be
starting its 88th student in school this fall.
This fun-filled evening began with a si-
lent auction with 164 items up for bid rang-
ing from grocery store gift certificates to
dinners, massages, paintings, home d6cor
items and much, much more. Following the
silent auction and a brief respite to enjoy
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, the excite-
ment of the live auction was ready to begin.
Once again at the microphone this year was
Jim Blumberg, Chairman of Abaco Path-
finders. Mr. Blumberg is an institution at
this yearly event and the occasion would
certainly not be the success it is without
Please see Pathfinders Page 2


Reef Ball raised

money for Friends


By Kristin Williams
On March 1st it seemed as though the
Abaco Beach Resort had sunk to the bot-
tom of the ocean, as colorful sea life float-
ed about. These sea creatures, of course,
were papier-mach6 replicas created by the
students of Forest Heights Academy to
decorate the annual Reef Ball hosted by
Friends of the Environment.
Over 150 attendees danced the night
away to old time classics and calypso tunes


by the ever-popular Modern Vintage. Par-
tygoers and do-gooders from all over The
Bahamas and the U.S. flew in for the soi-
ree; even the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham
made an appearance to show his support.
Guests enjoyed delicious sushi from the
vast spread provided by the Abaco Beach
Resort, and the favorites at the martini bar

Please see Reef Ball Page 31


Volunteers in North Abaco hosted

a joint disaster training session


-I -. ,


The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Bahamas Red Cross
held a week of disaster training for concerned volunteers culminating in a mock
disaster on the Anglican Church grounds in Treasure Cay on March 14. A similar
training session was held a year ago in Marsh Harbour. The final exercise found the
volunteers bringing in students with simulated injuries to a triage area for assessment
and immediate treatment. The exercise had a simulated explosion, vehicle accident
and fire with students lying all about feigning various injuries. Diane Turnquest of
the Red Cross and Gayle Moncur of NEMA conducted the training and were assisted
locally by Elaine Martinborough of the Ministry of Housing. She has been involved
with Urban Renewal on Abaco for several years.


Pirates turned out in good numbers to party at Snappas on March 15. The event is a
fund raising event for the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club to fund its Toys for Tots effort


at Christmas time.
By Mirella Santillo
Another Pirates' Ball took place at
Snappas, the third annual event. The first
was in November 2006 while the second
one was held last October in conjunction
with a Halloween Party.
People made an effort to dress up,
especially the men who dared to wear
elaborate costumes besides the expected
guns, swords and parrots or black birds.
Four of them dressed in various pirates'
garb. of course, had a stuffed bird on
their shoulders or tucked in their shirt!
From the head pirate to the deck hand,
from the one-legged to the one-eyed,
they all tried very hard to look the part.
Women were more conservative, playing
on the make-up, wearing high boots with
lacy tops or bare feet with bandanas and
flowing skirts. Standing out in a bright


blue old-fashioned dress was a woman
boasting a 17-inch waist!
As usual the function was organized
as a fund raising event by the Scurvy
Few Motorcycle Club and the proceeds
were to go to Toys for Tots, the charity
they sponsor throughout the year. For
$50 entrance fee each person received a
mug and free rum punch, free appetizers
and the chance to win a prize for their
costume.
High Tide, the seven-member music
band that has performed several times
at Snappas agreed to come from Nassau
and perform for free that evening, their
accommodation complimentary of the
Lofty Fig. Led by Shelley Ward, the
band leader, Lady E, Leah Lowe (vo-

Please see Pirates Ball Page 9










Students are grateful for the scholarships


Pathfinders From Page 1

him. He is a magician at being able to coax
more and more money out of people, rais-
ing the bids higher and higher in order to
assist more and more young people in fur-
thering their education abroad.
The usual variety of items such as air-
line and ferry tickets, handcrafted pieces
and artwork were up for auction with one-
week stays in locations such as Aspen,
Colorado, Paris and Canyon Ranch being
favourites. This year the auction was for-
tunate to include a 33-foot Pearson sailboat
and a 22-foot Rosborough Sea Skiff, each
of which raised very significant amounts.
The final amount raised was in the region


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In -I--i-ti


Mr. Jim Blumberg, Chairman of the Foun-
dation, is an expert auctioneer who knows
how to get the most for each item.


Several of the offerings were accommodations in exotic vaca-
tion locations including Paris. Aspen, Colorado, Tucson. The
item bringing the highest amount was a 33-foot Pearson sail-
boat that went for $12,000. This couple is studying the details
of the Paris vacation.


of $140,000.
Mrs. Leazona Rich-
ard, Administrator for
Abaco Pathfinders,
stated that the commit-
tee members are very
grateful for the great
outpouring of gener-
osity from the local
businesses, artists and
second homeowners
who donated items
for auction and from
persons in the com-
munity who supported
the event. They were
also appreciative of
the help given on the
night by past scholar-
ship winners and their
families to assist in the
smooth running of the
event.


The Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort was filled with people supporting the Abaco Path-
finders Foundation on March 15 when the Foundation held its annual auction to raise
funds for scholarships. The crowd in this picture is preparing for the live auction after
the silent auction closed.








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Lots # 5 & 6 Section 4 Block 22 Main-
land Abaco. View of Bahama Palm Shores
beach.


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Perfectly lo-
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on the Sea of
Abaco
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1003
1700 sq. ft on approx. .75 of an acre.
The house features a private boat
dock almost at your door step.


Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees



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

uhaser Pays1 lampTa Own Lal Fe.
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Located Just
one lot (200)1
_,, back from the
S,_. Sea-Of-Abaco.
Exclusive Listing
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Two elevated side-by-side residential lots
located in Dolphin Beach Estates, just a 10
minute golf cart ride to town. Paved road
and electricity is at the back of both lots.


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'f ~Fully furnished
with full kitchen
alrconditioning,
and linens,
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1103
"Coconut Tyme" is a newty constructed
"Island Style" private home located near
Boat Harbour just North of Guano
Settlement. Now Includes new 1 Bed, 1
Bath apartment downstairs.

Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fes.


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Fax: (242) 367-2359
P.O.Box AB-20404
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Bahmas


Located in a
15 lot Sec-to-
Sea residential
community.
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1103
Beautiful Atlantic Ocean residential beach-
front Lots 5 & 6 offered as one parcel total-
Ing 41,434 sq.ft, Beachfront Lot 6 is 19,202
sq. ft, with approx. 205' of beachfront, Lot
5 is just behind with 22,232 sq. ft.

Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.



Each parcel
has 100 feet
of beautiful
beach,
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1099
Two (2) side-by-side beautiful beach-
front parcels In Joe's Creek subdivision
which adjoins Leisure Lee.
"ONLY ONE LEFT"

Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


3 2 Bed, 1 1/2 bath villas, swimming pool, 250' 1 2 Bed & 3 1 Bed
protected marina, Laundromat, Gift Shop & Storage units. Fully equipped &
Building furnished,


BEING OFFERED AS ONE PARCEL -Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees


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GUANA CAY #3001
GUANA BEACH HOUSE QUAINT beach house, 2
bedrooms I bath on stunning sandy beach with 60'
on the water x 242' deep. $650,000.
KerrvSllllivan(f)SnthebhvyRealtvem 2747 36A0163


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425
MANGROLA SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped
3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh H arbour and Hope
Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $606,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted
ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft. including
deck.Community dock. $485,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851
SEA BREEZE VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO.
Newly constructed 2 bed I bath home. Steps
to beautiful beach. Shared dock. $319,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #4193
LOT 87 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Interior lot
with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the
Sea ofAbaco. Community dock. $125,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MAN-O-WAR CAY #4285
SEA TO SEA EASTERN HARBOUR Good elevation
with unobstructed views of the Sea ofAbaco. 90ft
deep water harbour frontage. $910,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #3100
TEN ACRE WATERFRONT Ten acre peninsula
perfect for a marina or small development. Deep
water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


STING
LISTING


MARSH HARBOUR #4229
PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES Charming and
immaculate, gorgeous verandahs commanding
views of the Sea ofAbaco. $2,775,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #3248
#4136 CASA SERENA CANAL FRONT 2 bed HIGH ROCKS SEAVIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed
2 bath home and a self sufficient I bedroom, 3 bath home. Private. Formal living/dining rooms.
I bath apartment. Great views. Dock access. Fully furnished. $980,000.
$1,399,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #4300
CROSSWINDS WATERFRONT EASTERB SHORES 3
bed 2.5 bath with spectacular views 3/4 acres with
2 private docks.. Fully furnished. $980,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046
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MARSH HARBOUR #3467
ABACO HOUSE BEACHFRONT VILLAS
spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath.
Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817
PARROT POINT WATERFRONT unique 2.74
acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus I bed
cottage. Mainland electricity. $1,895,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY #3073
MY ISLAND RETREAT BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 3
bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in
verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE-WATERFRONT the most unique and
desirable property in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath, hangar
and docking for 80 ft. vessel. US$5,950,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY #2516
CROSSWINDS SEA VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800
sq.ft. furnished family home with apartment,
central A/C, generator. $820,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


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TILLOO CAY #3792
ONE ACRE WATERFRONT Great elevation.
Room for a protected dock with good water
depth. $290,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY #3079
SAND BANKS HBR- WATERFRONT prime dev-
elopment. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool.
Marina/fishing lodge potential. $650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


TREASURE CAY #1660
SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE 290
ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed
4.5 bath 5,600 sq.ft. home on 2 large lots.
$5,200,000.


TREASURE CAY #4147
GOLF COURSE LOT #I offering 18,000 sq.ft.
of land. Spectacular views from the 14th. green.
Outstanding home site. $106,800.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


Kerry Sullivan
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t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046


LOTS & ACREAGE
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEWPRICE #3351 LOT 58, BLOCK I I,SUBDIVISION I $15,000.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
TREASURE CAY NEWLISTING #4203 SANDS BANKSWATERFRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to
highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to Sell. 95,000. each Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298


CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3


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Green Turtle Cay had many activities


By Annabelle Cross
March has been a busy month on Green
Turtle Cay with activities keeping everyone
busy, especially on the weekends. There
was the cancer walk on March 8th that had
a large group walking to raise funds for
the Abaco Cancer Society. The following
Saturday offered activities to keep every-
one busy. There was a town and beach
clean-up organized by Reef Relief, a Road
Race organized by Amy Roberts Primary
School's Physical Education coach, the
Second Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art
Show at the Green Turtle Club and Cameo
Model Management's model search.


The students of the Amy Roberts Primary S
Turtle Cay created their own art work that
art show. Three of them are shown here giving
to Mrs. Marjolein Scott of the Abaco Canc
Schrack, their art teacher, is standing behind


Art Show raised money
for the Cancer Society
The Art Show at the Green Turtle Club
featured works by local artists Leann
Russell, Tim Higgs, Kim Roberts, Don
Woods, Bob Zwickel, and Marjolein
Scott. There was a silent auction offering
a wide selection of items including Neem
plants, jewelry, a handmade quilt, gift
baskets and a weekend at the Abaco Club
on Winding Bay. Bristol Wines and Spir-
its sponsored the event and offered a fine
selection of wines for tasting while Estin
Sawyer entertained the crowd. The event
was well attended and
the proceeds will ben-
efit the Abaco Cancer
Society. Students of
Amy Roberts Primary
School displayed their
artwork at the event
and donated the pro-
ceeds to the Abaco
Cancer Society.
Potential models
were recruited
Ms. Joan Hawkins
of Cameo Model Man-
agement is a regular
S* visitor to Green Turtle
** Cay. Each year she
visits Amy Roberts
Primary where she
teaches a workshop.
She recognizes poten-
tial in the local chil-
5chool on Green dren and last year Blair
they sold at the Johnson was chosen to
zg their earnings travel to New York
er Society. Mrs. to compete in The In-
them. ternational Model and


Talent Associ-
ation's Model
Search. Blair
was very suc-
cessful and
was the sec-
ond runner up
of the Young
Miss Model
of the Year
Competition.
Blair has since
participated in
photo shoots
in Florida and
Abaco and ap-
peared in The
Limited Too
catalogs. On
March 15th
Ms. Hawkins
along with So-
nia Smith held
an open house


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This is the area of the proposed marine preserve that was presented
to the residents of Green Turtle Cay. Many residents are against the
proposal as it will change their way of life, but the Director of Marine
Resources, Mr. Michael Braynen, assured them that the rules of the
preserve could be modified. He also suggested that they discuss their
concerns with their elected representative.


at the Green Turtle Club in search of lo-
cal Abaco talent. Many local teens and
younger children stopped by to chat with
Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Smith. At the end
of the weekend it was announced that 12
year old Deion Jones was the winner of
the photo shoot. On March 17th the ladies
were at Amy Roberts Primary for a work-
shop. Cameo Model Management Com-
pany is based in Alabama and is a member
of IMTA.
Fisheries' Meeting
On March 17th the Department of Fish-
eries held a town meeting to offer an up-
date on the Network of Marine Reserves
Project. Local fishermen and concerned
citizens packed the Administrative build-
ing to hear from the Director of Marine


Resources, Michael Braynen. Mr. Braynen
told the audience about a national project to
establish a network of marine reserves in
The Bahamas for the protection and pres-
ervation of marine resources. Five areas
are being considered and a 37-square-mile
area from the south end of Green Turtle
Cay past the north end of Munjack Cay,
inclusive of the Sea of Abaco and the reef
systems, was the one Mr. Braynen was
here to present to the people.
If established, the ideal concept would
be a No Take Zone where NO marine re-
sources could be taken at any time, but
other provisions and exceptions could be

Please see GTC Page 5


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Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot
on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready
for building.
Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home.
Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many
wonderful features to list. Call today.
The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune,
endless views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely land-
scaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
private dockon harbour. Great views and rental
potential. NEW PRICE
White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
150' of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on
White Sound.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
and beach lots starting at $30,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
on a double lot positioned to capture views from
every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
lots, both offering great dockage.
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing
community


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Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3
init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful
kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A
must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on
large landscaped lot with pool and spacious deck-
ing and patio, central a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along
with 2/2 and 1/I apartments. Pool and large
landscaped lot.
Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio,
lovely lot.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
entrance of this new subdivision just outside the
settlement of Cherokee.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres
offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea
views. Call for info.
The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437
- 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the
18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
$370,000,
Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach
lots starting at $599,000
Interior lots starting at $190,000
Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home
just south of Sea Spray Resort in White
Sound. $694,000
Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+
feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT
VALUE $499,900


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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas


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Phone 367-0080


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April 1 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5



Meeting considered controversial marine preserve


Turtle Cay is based on fishing and tourism,
GTC From Page 4 the proposal of a No Take Zone in this cru-

discussed. Because the economy of Green cial area was not welcomed by those in at-


tendance! Those who spoke up felt the area
was far too extensive and would threaten
the economy and livelihood of the commu-
nity. Considering the ever increasing cost
of fuel and weather conditions on many
days, going beyond this proposed reserve
area to fish is not always feasible. One


comment suggested that if the people on
GTC were not even allowed to catch a few
fish for a picnic or conchs for a scorch,
then there was no point in "being Baha-
mian!" When asked why this area, which


Green Turtle Cay residents are concerned about the proposed marine preserve suggested
for their area. Here Carol Jean Lowe and her son, MJ Lowe, are speaking with the Di-
rector of Marine Resources, Mr. Michael Braynen, and Lakeshia Anderson, also with
Marine Resources.


Green Turtle Cay held a fund raising walk on March 8 to raise money for the Abaco
Cancer Society and for Molly Mclntosh, who is undergoing treatments. This shows the
group during a rest break.


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GTC From Page 4
includes a traditional fishing community,
was chosen, Mr. Braynen said studies had
shown special habitats existed in the reef
system of the area.
An offer was made to take members of
Mr. Braynen's team diving in the area to
offer some local knowledge because people
sitting in Nassau should not decide the fu-
ture of those on Green Turtle Cay. Two
very valid points were made by a fisher-
man in his 80s and a student. The fisherman
commented that such a regulation would
not only destroy the livelihood of the lo-
cal fishermen, but also the tourist industry.
Many of the tourists who visit GTC come
to dive and fish. If they are not allowed to
fish in this area, they would choose to visit
another Abaco location where they could!
The young student noted that there was no
point in making more laws and regulations
when the ones already on the books were
not being enforced!

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This is the Moorings charter boat that was d
tempted to go around Whale Cay during a r
over the bow smashing the windshield, flood
water and breaking out through the cabin do
The group was fortunate that the boat did not


Mr. Braynen could not offer a definite
answer on how such a reserve would be
policed and protected. It was suggested
that within this proposed zone a few small-
er areas be marked as no take areas. The
people of Green Turtle Cay are all for con-
servation and feel it necessary to educate
the young people of the need to protect our
natural resources. However, this proposal
threatens the livelihood of the people and
is a threat to the future of the community.
Mr. Braynen was accompanied by assistant
fisheries officer, Ms. Anderson; marine
conservationist Ms. Burrows; Assistant
Fisheries Superintendent, Mr. Jarred Dil-
let; Mr. Leon Pinder and Mr. Carrol La-
ing, fisheries officers. Also in attendance
were Mr. Jim Richard and Ms. Kristin
Williams of Friends of the Environment
and Mr. David Knowles of the Bahamas
National Trust. Mr. Braynen thanked those
in attendance for their comments and sug-
gestions and said he would relay the infor-
mation to the Minister responsible for Ma-
rine Resources. Hopefully, the community
will be updated on
all decisions and in-
formation regarding
S the proposed proj-
ect. While the topic
of the meeting was
very controversial
Sand the residents feel
threatened by the
proposal, everyone
remained relatively
calm as they voiced
their comments and
opinions.
Easter
Easter is early
amaged when it at- this year and Mother
rage. A wave broke Nature has not co-
ding the cabin with operated with Easter
'or into the cockpit. activities. The beau-
t sink. tiful, calm weather


we enjoyed at the beginning of the year
has been blown away by March winds. It
has been windy, overcast and cool, putting
picnics and boating activities on hold. Very
high seas and rage conditions had weather
forecasts calling for boats to remain in
port. The Whale Cay Passage has claimed
lives in the past and everyone on Abaco
should know how dangerous this area is
when there is a rage.
On March 19th when the seas were at
the highest, a charter catamaran attempted
to head south through Whale Cay passage.
A wave hit the boat, smashing through the
windshield, tearing through fiberglass and
exiting through a glass door. Fortunately,
no one was seriously injured and the boat
was able to return to Green Turtle Cay.
The awesome power of the wind and waves
is evident in the damage done to the hull
and rigging of the catamaran. Warnings on


attempting Whale Cay passage should be
taken seriously!
Youth Activities
The leaders of Awana Club braved the
cool, windy weather to host the third annu-
al Good Friday picnic at Gillam Bay. The
clubbers were treated to a picnic lunch,
games on the beach and swimming for those
brave enough to go in the water! Mr. Jason
was the lone adult/leader brave enough to
swim! Everyone had a great time and went
home with a bag of Easter treats!
The Sunday School teachers of the Green
Turtle Community Fellowship Church also
braved cool, wet weather on Easter Sun-
day to host an Easter party for the children.
Many thanks to the leaders and teachers of
these groups for all they do for the children
of the community!
Please see GTC Page 9


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This 9,732 sq ft wooded lot is the largest in Little Point,
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Town. II
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay. ERA
A paved road and electricity have already been put in place. D1puch R-Estt

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Tel (24) 66013 Cll (42 57-25 +Emil rcy eabahamas 4 om


Ph: 242-367-323
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour


Perry Thomas


Triplex, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top
floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-
PM so bath apartments on the bottom
* floor, property is 90 x 100
Appraised at $ 440,000 This
month sales price $434,600
Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house
with 2 bed and I bath. Sold
together. Priced at $307,400


Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase
Sa restaurant that is ready to go
with all the necessary equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
I 00'x 120' lot. Priced $424,000.
Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.


Four bedroom, 4 bathroom


house with covered back patio,
covered entryway with huge
columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft.
situated on 1/4 acre of property
in Bahama Palm Shores. Central
air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub
in master bath. Appraised at


$600,000 REDUCED $402,800
Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures contain-
ing four one-bedroom, one
bathroom aartm units that
h central
&r- nmiong. Sits on 15,000
sq. ft. Landscaped. All units
are rented. RECUDED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant
business.


Three bedroom, two bathroom home, fully furnished, central
air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft.
Landsca ul trees
a Z- DUCED
$1 ,000. Can be sold separately
or with above property.

Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two, two bedroom/ one bath
apartmentunT rnished.
O ^ O /C and
rI war dryer. The other unit has
window A/C unit in the bedroom.
Building sits on lot 131 x 90
property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to
sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you.
Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Residential only
Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross
Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross
Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
Lot #1 UNDERCONTRACT2 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean
Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individually.
Lot # I1 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross
Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
One lot in Mur lpfY subdivision on Shell Road Lot size
131x I10 (14,xi
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 this property will go
fast. Call today.


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

Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood-
Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two
bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Triplex for sat fwn 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and I
two-bedroom, one-\ T- noet
Triplex 3 I bed/I batl UNDER CONTRACT n
Lot # 122 Central Pines| SOLD |
Lot # 78 Central Pines SOLD I
Duplex, 2 L f/Rts apts. off Forest Drive in
Dundas Tom '
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block
and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together $253,171
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
Duplex Murphy Town 2 story, 2 bedroom I bath up and down.
.- .. W $160,000 net



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Brokers
Anne Albury
Marcellus Roberts '
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax X


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing

2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $850,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
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
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
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
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feath u res.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing

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


ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Twos' 2 bath home
S+ 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, 12' wide slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $868,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $775,432 + 71/2%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/
1 bath apartment with an open living/din-
ing/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.


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


MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"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$1,850,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"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
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dining/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-ple OLD BS building,
each level has .L nts with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di iri7tchen. Great rental
investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

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


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


April 1 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 7






Page 8 Section B The Abaconian


April 1, 2008


North Abaco News


Local
Government Week
By Vernique Russell
Local Government week was observed
throughout The Bahamas during the week
of March 17th through March 22nd. North
Abaco Administrator, Mr. Theophilus
Cox, and Chief Councillor for North Ab-
aco, Mr. Steve Pedican, celebrated Local
Government Week at S.C. Bootle High
School on March 17. They spoke to the
students on what is the purpose of Local
Government and how Local Government
works. A question and answer period fol-
lowed with students asking many questions
on workings of Local Government.


The Showcase of Stars
By Vernique Russell
Cay Events will once again present the
Showcase of the Stars to be held on April
2nd beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will
be held at the Treasure Cay Community
Center and persons can enjoy the show for
a donation of $10 at the door. Refresh-
ments will be served following the concert.
The public is invited to come out and be a
part of this worthy event.
Treasure Cay's
Annual Yard Sale
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Property Owners


Association held its annual yard sale on
March 1. Vendors came from near and
far to sell their goods and products. There
were stalls selling household items, elec-
tronics, cooked food, books, furniture
and much more. People filled the village
parking lot to find the best buys and hid-
den treasures to take home with them. The
event was very successful and the organiz-
ers were pleased with the support they re-
ceived from both the participating vendors
and the public. The sale lasted till about
12 noon. The yard sale is held every year
during the first week in March and is a
fund raiser for the Community Center and
library in Treasure Cay.
Junkanoo in March
By Vernique Russell
We have all heard of Junkanoo in June,
but the students of Treasure Cay Primary


decided to bring the sounds of the cowbells
and the rhythm of the goatskin drums alive
during a performance in Treasure Cay.
Scores of visitors and residents flocked
to the Treasure Cay Shopping Center on
March 3rd for an evening of Junkanoo fun
as the students brought alive their perfor-
mance from the island-wide Junior Junk-
anoo parade that was held in February. The
students dazzled the crowd with their mu-
sic and stunning dance performance as they
paraded through the streets of Treasure
Cay. The evening begun a little later than
planned but the wait was well worth it.
It's Basketball Time Again
By Vernique Russell
The Abaco Basketball Association is
back and doing well in Treasure Cay again.
Please see North Page 10


Hundreds turned out for Treasure Cay's annual Yard Sale. It is sponsored by the Trea-
sure Cay Library to raise funds for buying books and maintaining the library, but anyone
is allowed to sell. Many people donate used items to the library for the sale. The variety
of items is unlimited and the prices are right.


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SRef #: 3692
Price: $71,000 to $95,000
Agent: June Russell
12 single family sea view lots. Located 12 miles North of Marsh
Harbour ard 3 miles South of Treasure Cay. Small boat basin with
dock for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!


Cas a Jewel- Turtle Rocks
Ref #: 3518
Price: $752,000
Agent: June Russell


Custom built bed/2.5 bath home located just northof Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool ard beachaccess make it a relaxing retreat.


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

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Real Estate Experts for Abaco and
The Bahamas
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Office: 366-0601
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Southern Breeze Lubbe s Quarters ,
Ref #: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love
Overlooking the Seaof Abaco, this charming bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.


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


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Ref 3339 Treasure Cay 900 sqft. golf course lot withutilities
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April 1 2008 The Abaconian


Section B Page 9


GTC From Page 6

Bush medicine garden
The Roland Roberts Environmental
Center is the home of Reef Relief, a group
dedicated to the preservation of the envi-
ronment. The latest project at the center is
the planting of a Bahamian Bush Garden.
This garden, to be called the Richard (Blue)
Jones Bahamian Bush Medicine Garden,
will be opened on March 28th. The public
is invited to attend the ceremony at Cap-
tain Roland Roberts House. Richard Jones
was born and raised on GTC and is very
knowledgeable on Bush Medicines and
Remedies. The Bush Medicine Garden is a
project to preserve Bahamian history.


Golf carts must
follow rules, too
Over the past week there have been at least
three accidents involving golf carts. There
are many advantages to renting or owning
a golf cart, but they are not toys and should
be used responsibly. Fortunately, none of
the accidents has been serious, but should be
taken as a warning. The same rules that ap-
ply in the city should be followed on GTC.
* Children are NOT allowed to drive
* Don't drive the "wrong" way in ONE
WAY traffic.
* Don't drive while under the influence of
alcohol
* Speeding is dangerous
* Don't overtake other vehicles on a curve.
* And it is important to keep in mind that
there are other larger vehicles on the road.
Following simple rules make it safer for
everyone on the road!


Pirates Ball From Page 7

cal), Colyn McDonald (guitar), Cornelius
Johnson (base), and "Munks" at the drums
warmed up the atmosphere as soon as
they started playing. Salsa, soca and reg-
gae drew a good number of people on the
dance floor for several hours.
Mr. Sid Dawes, one of the organizers
of the function, oversaw the best costume
competition. Unanimously voted as best
male dressed pirate was a one-legged, one-
eyed boat captain from Venezuela carrying
a half dozen guns. He received $200. The
second prize of $100 went to Mr. Johnny
Furman. Among the women, Sandra Cook
from Nassau came first and Rosalie Py-
form took the second place.
It never got over-crowded, but a good
number of people patronized the function,


all having a good time, perhaps ever a bet-
ter time than if there had been too many
people around.
The Scurvy Few were a little disap-
pointed of the low turnout and are meeting
to determine if this was the right time of
the year to hold the function. But whatever
the date, rest assure that there will be a
Pirates' Ball next year.




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TREASURE CAY
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total 1 acre $4,575,000.
"FinalApproach" # 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on largeproperty, 100' private dock,4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach fronthome. NOW $2,200,000.
'Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000,
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished, 180' sandy beachfront S1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- Brigantine Bay # 868- Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.
"Laguna Galleon Bay # 745 3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. From $850,000.
Treasure Cay House Near Beach # 492 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Home, SweetHome" # 784 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/fcovered/open balconies/porches. $2075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea& beach views. $1,150,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Royal Poinciana #2612- # 972 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
"Halyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f &
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2203-# 1000 -2 bed,2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Nearbeach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo # 2209 #770 Elegantly furnishedwell
maintained 2 bed, 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat $495,000.


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TREASURE CAY
Treasure Landings # 600 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes. Financing Available $495,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Vlla 685-# 958 Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furmished villa, Community pool, near marina & golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
#959 -2 bed, I bath, 2 level furnished unit, overlooks marina,
includes full size garage& vehicle. $310,000.
#454- 2 bed, 1 bath,2 level poolside unit $295,000.
# 985 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key", harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000 $286,500.
# 928 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.
#655 2 bed, I bath with marinaview $274,000.
#455- I bed, I bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean BlwL # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & seaviews. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot# 654 Prime elevated 12,800 s/f parcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
BeachfrontLot # 705 Choice 12,281 s/f elevated parcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95' beach frontage. All utilities available.
Sensational sea views. $1,385,550.
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' offrontage on Seaof Abaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $458,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/fcleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000,
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
Sea ofAbaco Lot QI # 845 25,658 s/f lot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CAY
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.


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LITTLEHARBOUR
Waterfront Property #347 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected cave. Reduced to $608,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
ResidentialParcels
#823 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
# 886- 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
#704- 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.
#597 11,242s/f canal lot w/l71' seawall, sea view $265,000.
#904 16,345 s/f w/108' water frontage, sea view $119,950.
#811- 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.
#998- 13,459 s/fcanal view corner lot, nearbeach $ 96,500.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot # 121. All utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f
under roof elevated home. Close to beach. Reduced $212,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
Great Abaco Club, Sea View Lot # 493 7,750 s/f, Sea of
Abaco views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. Reduced $279,000.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"Beau Soleil", White Sound # 662 Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach.
(Main & Guest Houses also available separately) $2,300,000.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside comer
parcel,12,600 s/f +/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.


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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian


April 1, 2008


More North Abaco News


North From Page 8
There is uncertainty to when the season ac-
tually began but one thing is certain and
that is that games have been held on two
occasions and have received great support
from the local residents. The residents in
North Abaco are extremely grateful to have
games back and look forward to enjoying
even more games during the remainder of
the season.
School News
S.C. Bootle High School
The Cuban Ambassador visits
By Vernique Russell
The principal, staff and students of S.C.
Bootle High School were overwhelmed to
be visited by the Cuban Ambassador to
The Bahamas, His Excellency Jose Ponce,
on March 13. Mr. Ponce spoke to the stu-
dents at a general assembly and met with
Principal Huel Moss and the auto mechan-
ics teacher who is a Cuban native, Mr.
Roberto Gomez. During the visit a wide
range of topics was discussed, including
scholarship opportunities and the historical
relationship between Cuba and The Baha-
mas. Ambassador Ponce also spoke to one
of Mr. Gomez's auto mechanics classes.
Mr. Gomez prepared a special lunch for
the Ambassador before he returned to Nas-
sau later in the day.
Commonwealth
Day is observed
By Vernique Russell
Commonwealth Day is celebrated ev-
ery year as a reminder of the connection
that binds the Commonwealth nations to-
gether. S.C. Bootle celebrated Common-


wealth Day with a special ceremony at the
school on March 14 that took on a different
twist. Rather than the traditional assembly
which features the lifestyle and culture of
the various nations within the Common-
wealth, a special focus was placed on the
environment. This year's theme was Our
Environment, Our Future and was very ap-
propriate. Mrs. Laura Davis addressed the
students about what is being done on Ab-
aco in respect to environmental concerns.
Mrs. Terrece Bethel gave a PowerPoint
presentation of various Commonwealth
countries showing what is being done in
other countries to promote conservation
and environmental awareness. The pre-
sentation was very exciting, entertaining
and educational. Special guest speaker was
Mrs. D'Shan Maycock from the Friends of
the Environment organization.
S.C. Bootle has a very active Envi-
ronmental Club that has adopted a public
beach and established a recycling program.
Students have been very instrumental in the
upkeep of the programs.
Treasure Cay Primary School also cel-
ebrated Commonwealth Day. Mrs. Laura
Davis and Mrs. D'Shan Maycock were the
guest speakers at its special assembly. Stu-
dents carried out activities such as clean-
ing their surroundings and planting trees in
keeping with the theme for the year. The
guests speakers delivered interesting pre-
sentations that amazed the students.
Scholarship Seminar Held
By Vernique Russell
Students of S.C. Bootle High School at-
tended a seminar on scholarship availabil-
ity in the country from private and gov-
ernment agencies. District Superintendent


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for Abaco, Mrs. Lenora Black, opened
the session and encouraged the students to
take advantage of these opportunities. Mr.
Kareem Bowe of the Department of Edu-
cation's Scholarship Division told students
during a very lively presentation, about
the amount of money available to students
from the various agencies in terms of
scholarships. A similar meeting was held
in Central Abaco.
Sherlin Bootle Students Show
Improvement
By Vernique Russell
The principal and staff at the Sherlin
Bootle High School are proud to report that
they have seen massive improvement in the
work and efforts of their students. This year
many parents are pleased that their children
have improved and are well on their way to
the best school year of their life.


This year 19 more students proved that
they were determined to succeed and made
it to the honor roll while other students'
hard work helped them to achieve higher
grade point averages when compared to
last year. The figure for the honor roll is
14 percent of the entire school population.
While there is still much work to be done,
Principal Huel Moss and his staff are ex-
cited to see that students and parents alike
have become more interested and more
concerned about their future.
S.C. Bootle Media Center
By Vernique Russell
Sherlin Bootle High School is proud to
boast of its newly established Media Cen-
ter that has become a reality due to the
hard work of the principal and staff along

Please see North Page 11


Buyers are so eager to begin looking over the wares at the Treasure Cay Yard Sale that
the gates have to be kept closed until the opening time. Food and drinks as well as new
and used items were available.


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Marsh Harbour
Abaco, Bahamas
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HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront
home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of
nicely landscaped property, swimming
pool, fully furnished, boat house and
dock, fantastic views
EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry


Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
$312,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
/ 2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
$320,000 EXCLUSIVE
Regatta Rentals, daily, weekly,
monthly. Call Kim Sawyer 367-2655
Bahama Palm Shores lot, Section II
$38,000 SOLD
Pelican Shores lots Call for info
High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed /
2 bath, furnished, family room, central
air, over 2,000 sq. ft.
EXCLUSIVE $750,000


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HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home,
fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope
Town and Lub-ber's Quarters, 2 car
carport, central air, beautifully landscaped
lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above
sea level
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High Rock beautiful home 3 bed
/ 2 bath, furnished, family room, cen-
tral air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE
$750,000
Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Treasure Cay Carleton Landing
Condos on the canal
Call for info.
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Exclusive, Call for Info
Bahama Palm Shores
Lot in Section I, lot 100 x 150
Price $60,000
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with concerned members of the public.
This Media Center provides a comfortable
and efficient service to the many govern-
ment agencies and the public that would
host meetings and seminars at the school
grounds. Recently the Ministry of Health
and Social Development and other com-
munity leaders held a Town Meeting at the
school on March 13 to discuss the Solid
Waste Management Project. The Minister
of Health, the Hon. Hubert Minnis, at-
tended the meeting which was chaired by
Administrator Theophilus Cox.
Principal Huel Moss and his staff are
really excited about the media center and
looks forward to being able to enjoy the
center and to be able to render the assis-
tance to those in need when duty calls.
This is another great accomplishment for


the school and is only a testimony of even
greater things to come.
Talent Show was a Success
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle High School Social
Studies Department in conjunction with
North Abaco Youth Committee hosted an
evening talent, fun and excitement show
under the theme A Night under the Stars.
This event was held as a fund raiser for
both of the groups. The event was held at
the school grounds under the tent. It was
very well attended with over 300 students,
teachers and a few parents danced, sang
and modeled on stage.
The organizers of this event were very
satisfied with the turnout and are optimistic
of future events. The committee thanks all
who supported this event and looks forward
to continued support from the public.


Sport Day is celebrated
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle High School cel-
ebrated its annual Inter-house Sports Meet
on February 18th and 20th. Students were
divided into four houses to compete and
obtain bragging rights for the year as
champions. The houses are Lions, Cou-
gars, Tigers and Panthers. At the begin-
ning of the fun-filled two days of exciting
competition, a house pep rally was held
and this motivated and excited both the
teachers and students assigned to the vari-


ous houses. The official opening of Sport's
Day 2008 was done by Mr. Lynden Scott.
Ms. Donnavette Martin, a former physical
education teacher at the school, traveled
from Nassau to assist. As usual, the event
was very competitive with several lead
changes. After all the scores were tallied
and the judges had checked and rechecked,
it was the Lions House in first place fol-
lowed by the Cougars and Panthers and Ti-
gers. For the second consecutive year the

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This is the interior of Summertime, one of the houses open for viewing on the Treasure
Cay Tour of Homes held on March 14. Ten residences were open and one large yacht,
the Island Tyme. The tour is a fund raising for the Community Center.


The Treasure Cay Tour of Homes proved to be popular. This is the pool and garden of
Curry's Garden. 51,Si 1 here Judy Beck and Joyce Rowland. Refreshments were offered
at this house.



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Lions claim bragging rights of having the
best athletes in the school and the right to
the Chuck Colebrook floating trophy for
another year. We will have to wait to see
if one of the other houses will rally up and
claim the prestigious title of Champions
next year.
Boys' and Girls' Seminar Held
By Vernique Russell
S.C. Bootle held its Annual Boys/Girls
Seminars on February 19th. With the in-
crease of violence, drug usage, teenage
pregnancy and disease among our young
people, the facilitators of the Annual Boys/
Girls seminar seek to address the issues.
The Girl's Seminar was facilitated by
the female staff and covered topics such
as STD's, HIV/AIDS, Love Your Self
and were treated to a movie that promoted
self-esteem. The Boy's Seminar had spe-
cial guest speakers including Pastor Derek
Benjamin who spoke on Religion and Mor-
als, Dr. A. Francois who spoke on Drugs
and its Effects and Pastor Gary King who
spoke on Conflict Resolution.
Both groups were entertained with a
musical concert put on by the local group,
New Entry Band. In keeping with the
day's theme, a balanced, healthy lunch and
drink was provided for all students by the
school's Home Economics Department.
Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Health and Fam-
ily Life Officer, along with other officers
from Nassau, conducted a short seminar
with several teachers and students of the
Teachers and Nurses Cadet Programs. The
theme focused on HIV and Teenage Preg-
nancy.
Every year the seminar strives to achieve


high heights and reach students on a more
personal level. The seminars have proven
to be very effective and educational for
both the students and teachers.
Treasure Cay Primary
holds Sport's Day
By Vernique Russell
Treasure Cay Primary School celebrat-
ed its annual sports day on March 18th and
19th. The events took place at the school
track and for the first time included a mar-
athon race that started at Full Gospel As-
sembly of God Church and ended at the
school grounds with an extra lap around
the track. Mr. Charles Poitier, head of
the Physical Education Department at the
school was responsible for the event. The
student body is divided into three houses
that are named in honor of former gover-
nor generals: Butlers, Cashs and Darlings.
After two days of competition the Butler
house claimed first place followed by Cash
and then Darling. Students are now mak-
ing preparation for the annual inter-island
track and field competition.
Treasure Cay Primary
Students Featured at Art Show
By Vernique Russell
Creativity, talent and beauty were the
highlights of an Art Show that featured
the work of the students of the Treasure
Cay Primary. Under the direction of the
art teacher, Mrs. Anne Smith, students dis-
played their work at an open house held on
March 3rd and 4th at the Community Cen-
ter in Treasure Cay. The artwork was sold
for reasonable prices and the proceeds will
be used to assist the school art department
and the school at large.
Mrs. Smith is very grateful to the public


for its continued support to the art depart-
ment at the school. Mrs. Myrtis Russell,
Principal and her staff expressed apprecia-
tion for the support of the students that the
community shows.
Church News
Revival Time donates
Playground for Preschool
By Vernique Russell
Bishop Henry Wright and the members
and followers of Revival Time Pentecos-
tal, Cooper's Town, donated a playground
to the Success Kids Academy in Cooper's
Town. Principal Regena Moxey and her
staff are grateful for the play area and say
thank you to Bishop Wright and his con-
gregation for their kind donation.
Revival in Little Abaco
By Vernique Russell
The churches in Little Abaco have
united and formed a Non-Denominational
union. They have put aside their denomi-
national affiliations and have become one
voice. Their aim is to reach the lost souls
for the cross. They have begun revival
services which will continue throughout


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the year. The revivals are held at various
churches during a week that is set aside for
that purpose. The organizers are hoping to
lead the way in bringing all God's children
together to worship, to carry the gospel of
Christ and to win souls for the kingdom.
To let dying men and women know that the
wages for sin is still death. Look out for
dates and venues for the revivals and let's
all come to gether to lift up and declare the
name of the Lord in this season.
Gospel Crusade
By Vernique Russell
Pastor Silbert Mills and the family of
Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town
along with friends brought the message of
the cross to North Abaco in a one-night
crusade that was held at Ingraham's Park
in Cooper's Town. The crusade featured
the sounds of many powerful men and
women of God including the New Direc-
tion of Treasure Cay and Friendship Praise
and Worship team. The goal of the crusade
was to bring the message of salvation out
of the four walls and reach souls that are
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lost. The crusade was very successful and
drew a large crowd.
Invitation to Bible Study
By Vernique Russell
The public is invited to join the Cities of
Refuge family for Life in the Word Bible
Study and Teaching with Pastor Gordon
McIntosh. There promises to be eye-open-
ing insight, Biblical guidance, open forum
discussions, question and answer sessions
and tips for everyday living according to
the Word of God. Life in the Word is held
every Monday night at the church in the
Brent Lowe Plaza in Treasure Cay just a
block south of the Treasure Cay airport
and begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family
and enjoy adventures in the Word of God.
The pastor and members of Cities of
Refuge would like to thank the public for
their support at their cook-out on March
1st at the cabana in Treasure Cay.
Church of God hosted revival
Bu Vermique Russell
The Church of God in Cooper's Town
hosted a week of revival services during the
week of March 10th through the 14th at the
church. The speaker for the services was
Evangelist Evans Cogan from Jamaica. The
visiting evangelist firmly believes in the
signs and wonders that were spoken about in
the Bible and he seeks such a move of God
for deliverance and healing for the people
who are seeking after it. Likewise during
the services he seeks to build the faith of
those present to receive their blessings from
above. The overall week was very success-
ful and was a blessing to all in attendance.


St. Simon by the Sea
Family Affair
By Vernique Russell
The Anglican Church family through-
out North Abaco reflected on the family
during February and March. A series of
services was held at the local churches
within the district that focused on the fam-
ily. Parishioners gathered to hear God's
Word concerning the family. The guest
speaker throughout the time of celebrations
was Rev. Terrence Morrison of Zion Bap-
tist in Nassau. He is known for his ability
to declare the Word without compromis-
ing God's standard and requirements for
holy living. On March 12th Rev. Morrison
spoke at the St. Simon by the Sea Anglican
Church in Treasure Cay to a full congrega-
tion.
The family-focused seminars were well
attended in every community. The seeds
that were planted during the seminar were
much needed.
Revival was held
By Vernique Russell
World renowned singer Gloria Wilks,
known for her rendition of her song God
Put a Rainbow in the Sky, was on Abaco
for two weeks of revival services. Evan-
gelist Wilks, who hails from the Cayman
Islands and a former native of Jamaica,
is a pastor, author and songwriter. She
was hosted at services at Cities of Refuge
in Treasure Cay during the first week of
services and in Sandy Point at the Assem-
blies of God Church for the second week.
Throughout the revivals the message was
that righteousness exalts a nation and sin


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A big thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work.


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Conch Pearl Gallery
Pinewoods Nursery
Abaco Neem
John Bull
Abaco Beach Resort
Bristol Wines & Spirits
Laura Albury
Dwight Miller
Green Turtle Club
Lynn Johnson
Radio Abaco
Vernon's Grocery
Doug's Place
Abaco Waterfront Properties
Mangoes Restaurant
The Paint Place
The Abaco Club
The Bead Lady
Tim Higgs
Bob Zwickel


Linda Wiltflang
Kim Roberts
Jeep Byers
bon Wood
Leanne Russell
Rieneke Curtis
Sharon Quigley
Tonia von Mill
Rhonda Pierce
Linda Schleif
Nancy Angstadt
Natalia Zanotti
Tuppy Weatherford
Alton Lowe
Edna Kemp
Sharon Dorsette
Anneke Creveceure
Chad Sawyer
Lillian Cash
Marlee Mason
Laura Swift Oakley
Jeremy Delancy
Patti Gonsalves


is still a reproach to any people. Through-
out the week God manifested His Spirit to
heal, mend and deliver His people.
Evangelist Wilks expressed her appreci-
ation to the people of Abaco who displayed
hospitality toward her guest and herself.
She is looking forward to returning to
Abaco in the future to declare the Word
of God.
Women of honor
By Vernique Russell
Mrs. Chamaine Bootle had a vision a
few years ago to open her home and heart
to the molding of young ladies between the
ages of 13-18. She along with her team
has dedicated her efforts to ensure that our
young women do not go astray but in-
stead a new hope has been born and help
is here.
On March 15th young ladies from Marsh
Harbour to Cooper's Town gathered for
a time of discussion and fellowship. The
guest speaker for the first meeting for the
year was Nurse Chamaine Cornish from
the government clinic in Cooper's Town.
She sought to educate the young ladies on
every topic from personal hygiene to sex
and its effects. The young ladies listened
in amazement as Nurse Cornish made her
presentation. Following the presentation,
the ladies were treated to a down-home


meal that was prepared by the organizers.
The bi-monthly meetings are open to
young lady regardless of their religious af-
filiation, race/ color or denomination and
are free of charge to all. It is a place to
build character and self esteem, to grow
and to be educated.
People in the News
Congratulations
By Vernique Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Ashton McDonald were
joined in holy matrimony on March 15th in
a ceremony at the Coco Beach in Treasure
Cay that was officiated by Rev. Stafford
Symonette. Mrs. Tanisha McDonald is the
daughter Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams of
Dundas Town and Mr. McDonald is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome McDonald of
Treasure Cay. The guests were treated to
an evening reception at the Faith Conven-
tion Center in Marsh Harbour. The couple
will reside in Marsh Harbour. Congratula-
tions are extended to the couple. It is our
prayer that you always be blessed and your
wine glass will always remain full with
love, laughter and endurance.


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The Abaconian April 1, 2008


BNT issed a Statement on the proposed


development at South Abaco


The Bahamas National Trust is aware
that there is a great deal of concern within
the Abaco community regarding the pro-
posed development for the southern end of
Abaco by the Valencia Capital Group.
The South Abaco area is an important
area for Bahama Parrots, especially the
coppice or "Green Land." Scientific re-
search confirms that while the pine forest
is important during the breeding season for
the Bahama Parrot, the surrounding cop-
pice is perhaps even more important for
foraging and raising young parrots.
The BNT herein places on public record
that it has not entered into any agreements
with the Valencia Capital Group nor have
we in any way endorsed their proposed
project. We have contacted the Office of
the Prime Minister to determine what if
any permissions have been granted to the
developers.
BNT's Interaction with the Va-
lencia Capital Group to date
The BNT was first introduced to Valen-
cia Capital Group early last year. Follow-
ing an initial informal meeting, the devel-
oper requested permission to use a road in
the Abaco National Park to access their
property in order to clear their boundary
lines. BNT did not issue any permissions
and was awaiting further contact by the de-
velopers before proceeding,
On May 2, 2007, the BNT received a
report from Friends of the Environment on
Abaco that there was illegal road clearing
in the Abaco National Park. The report
was confirmed and the Marsh Harbour Po-
lice were contacted for assistance.


Once contacted by BNT the proposed
developers agreed to immediately cease
all tractor activity both on the old logging
road and on their private lands. They were
advised that failing to comply would re-
sult in legal action being advanced by the
BNT. BNT staff subsequently met with
the developers on the site to discuss the un-
authorized tractor activity on the old log-
ging road. BNT, officials accompanied by
members of Friends of the Environment,
expressed to the developers that the act of
the illegal clearing was in and of itself wor-
risome and utterly condemned. We stressed
to them, however, that we were even more
concerned the activity had taken place in
the active parrot nesting season and within
an area that has seen active nesting activity
in recent past.



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The developer was made to fund the cost
of an ecological assessment to determine
the overall impact on the habitat and of any
impact on the nesting activity of the Baha-
ma Parrot. Further the developer agreed to
support and fund an educational campaign
for heavy equipment owners and operators
to sensitize them about the Abaco National
Park and other environmental legislation of
which they need to be aware.
The Bahamas National Trust values our
relationship with the Abaco community
whose strong support was critical for the
establishment of the Abaco National Park.
The BNT has recently hired an Abaco
National Park warden, Mr. David Knowles,
and we feel that having an office and per-
son in place on Abaco will facilitate better
communication and relationships with our
partners and constituents.


BNT will be watching this proposed de-
velopment very carefully. We are in touch
with the relevant government agencies in-
cluding the Office of the Prime Minister,
the BEST Commission and the Antiquities,
Museums and Monuments Corporation
(AMMC) and have advised these govern-
ment agencies of our concerns about this
proposed development.
The Trust is fully committed to protect-
ing habitat for the Abaco Parrot lands
both inside and outside the park are im-
portant for its survival. As such, we will
not support any development that is incom-
patible with the overall protection of the
cherished Abaco Parrot.
For further Information contact:
Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director
lgape@bnt.bs 242-393-1317


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School News


Catholic Board held math
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By Samantha V. Evans
On February 29th the Catholic Board
of Education held its first triangular Math-
ematics Quiz Competition here on Abaco.

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The competition was held at St. Francis de
Sales Church in Marsh Harbour. Teams
from Grand Bahama Catholic High and
Aquinas College from Nassau came to
Abaco for this event. The competition was
opened by Mrs. Lenora Black, Superin-


The students who are part of the Bridging the Gap program at Central Abaco Primary
School did community service by cleaning up around their school and in the surrounding
streets.


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tendent of Education for Abaco. Ms. Joan
Rolle, curriculum officer of the Catholic
Board of Education was in attendance. Mr.
Rahim of Abaco Central High School and
Mr. George, a philanthropist and volun-
teer, were judges while Ms. Simone Bap-
tiste of S.C. Bootle High School was the
Quiz Master.
In her speech Mrs. Black mentioned that
it is events like this that should be high-
lighted and broadcast instead of the fights
in schools. Each team was represented
by eight students and chaperoned by two
teachers. The motto of the competition was
Achieving Excellence Together. The event
exposed our local students to a higher level
of competition. It is hoped that it has built
up their spirit of competitiveness. Grand
Bahama came first, Aquinas second and
the host school was the perfect host, com-
ing third in the competition. The next com-
petition will be held next year on Grand
Bahama.
Bridging the Gap
Cleans their Community
Twenty members of Bridging the Gap


Youth Program took part in a community
service project on March 15th. The pur-
pose of the project was to teach students
the importance of keeping their environ-
ment clean. The organizer of this event was
Guidance Counselor of Central Abaco Pri-
mary School and Coordinator of the group,
Ms. Samantha Evans. The group began
the clean up on the school grounds, then
cleaned the streets surrounding the school
including Forrest Drive. The students were
amazed by the amount of garbage on the
streets. The two students to receive prizes
for being the most diligent when it came to
this community service project were Loud-
ino Box of grade 5 and Jontae Dorsette of
grade 4.
Teachers learn new
classroom strategies
By Samantha V. Evans
Timing, Tone and Tact along with Love,
Affirmation and Praise are new techniques
that teachers learned about to build better
relationships with their students and resolve

Please see School Page 16


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,y.Man-o'0-_. ^ as well. If your real estate agent is a
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by other members.
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Chris Plummer
Cindy Newell
Ed Newell
Bill Thompson
Elaine Thompson
Sandra Evans
Bill Thorndycraft
Brent Cartwright
Maria Silvester
Rhiannon Thomas
Chris Roberts
Molly Roberts
John Bethell
Chris Farrington
Mailin Sands
Bill Albury
Jane Patterson
Laurie Schreiner
Stan Sawyer
Kerry Sullivan
Donna Rees
James Rees
June Russell
Neil Aberle
Kathleen Albury
John Christie
Dwayne Wallas
John Cash
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conflicts within the classroom on Mach
13th and March 14th at Abaco Central
High School and S.C. Bootle High School,
respectively. This 3T's strategy was im-
plemented by a counselor, Pastor Rudolph
Cooper, then modified by Mrs. Ann Smith
to put into presentation form. The presen-
tation begins with a dramatic play that de-
picts how our students carry a lot of load in
their backpacks that they bring to school on
a daily basis. Mrs. Smith told the teachers
of both schools that just like them, children
carry baggage as well so they must become
sensitive to their needs rather than becom-
ing stagnant and unwilling to change.
Mrs. Smith told them that the teaching
profession directly impacts lives so teach-
ers must examine themselves first to en-
sure that they are at their best everyday
for their students. It is important that they


understand human behavior so that they
will realize that they influence the people
around them. Hence, they must ensure
that they communicate the right behaviors
to others. Mrs. Smith stated that emotions
can be controlled but each person has to
make a choice to do so. She encouraged
them to deposit good and beneficial things
into the lives of their students rather than
the negative.
In order to build good relationships,
Mrs. Smith explained that they must be
seasoned with love, affirmation and praise
on a daily basis. It is important to commu-
nicate those feelings to the person you care
for. Love can be communicated by body
language and verbally. She believes that
expressing love must be planned and a con-
certed effort made to ensure those persons
that they are loved. Affirming a person's
value and worth to you is extremely impor-
tant as well. Praising a person's efforts and


Teachers at Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High Schools attended seminars presented at
their schools giving them new approaches for dealing with students. This is the group at
S.C. Bootle High.


accomplishments or simply acknowledging
a good deed will mean a lot to your loved
ones. Additionally, praise should always
be expressed before a critical word is spo-
ken. Once applied, these three ingredients
are guaranteed to take your relationships to
a new level.
What is Timing, Tone, and Tact? The
3Ts are important to use when a conflict


arises to ensure that it is handled in the
proper way. This strategy is so simple that
the teachers were encouraged to teach them
to their students. Timing is most important
when handling an issue. Mrs. Smith encour-
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not mentally sound. They must pick the
right time to address the issue. The next T
- Tone speaks to the volume or intensity in
your voice. Smith encouraged the teachers
to remain calm and try to use an even tone
when addressing a matter. She told them
that loud and aggressive tone coupled with
negative expressions will result in others
reacting in a defensive manner.
The final T Tact is vital, yet many
persons are not at all tactful. They say
what they want to say without thinking
first. It is important to be sensitive when
confronting difficult persons and issues.
Mrs. Smith gave the following tactics to
consider: be respectful of others and their
feelings; praise publicly, but criticize pri-
vately. She told the teachers that once they
begin change within themselves first, then


it will become easier for them to address
and correct the mistakes of others, includ-
ing their students.
Commonwealth
Day is celebrated
By Samantha V. Evans
March 10th was observed as Common-
wealth Day across The Bahamas and inter-
nationally. Numerous schools held services
at their school on this day with the focus
being on the environment. The message
from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth fo-
cused on protecting the environment where
we all live. She talked about the impact
pollution, the changes in the climate and
the depletion of the ozone layer are having
on the earth. She stated that some countries
in the Commonwealth have already taken
steps to protect the areas where they live,
but she urged everyone to remember that
some environmental choices available in


one country may not be available in an-
other. In some countries, fossil fuels can
be used more sparingly and buildings can
be made of more efficient, sustainable ma-
terials than someone who relies on trees
of their local forest for fuel, shelter and
livelihood.
She believes that if we recognize the
interests and needs of the people who are
most affected, then they will be better able
to work with them to bring about lasting
changes. Her Majesty stated that this con-
cept has already been one of the strengths
of the Commonwealth and awareness of the
environmental issues is now spreading to
the rest of the world with the understand-
ing that future generations should be able
to enjoy clean air, sufficient fresh drinking
water and energy without risking damage


to the planet. She firmly believes that the
youth should be made more aware of the
challenges we face so that they can commit
to taking better care of the environment as
well.
At Central Abaco Primary School, an
hour-long assembly was held as children
dressed in the native dress of several of the
Commonwealth countries including Bar-
bados, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Trinidad
and Tobago and Guana. They told us all
about each land. The guest speaker of this
event was one of the teachers, Mr. Rich-
ard Akompi, who spoke about Guana. At
St. Francis de Sales School they had the
parade of the flags of 13 countries includ-
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Students of Central Abaco Primary School celebrated Commonwealth Day on March 10
with a program emphasizing the environment. Students dressed in the native clothes of
several Commonwealth countries.




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ing The Bahamas and for each country a
student was dressed in its native attire. A
slide show of each of the those countries
was shown to the students with general
information of each country including the
national symbols, the national anthem,
sports, its native food, political history and
present situation and education.
Students Learn about
Scholarship Opportunities
By Samantha V. Evans
Preparing for college is a very tedious
task. But the earlier students begin prepar-
ing the easier the process can become. On
March 13-14 a team of experts from the
Ministry of Education, the Lyford Cay
Foundation, The College of the Bahamas
and the Island School visited Abaco for


two intense days of talks with high school
students on the island. This trip was or-
ganized by Mrs. Mazorian Powell, Senior
Education Officer for Guidance and Coun-
seling, and Mrs. Ann Smith, Supervisor
Guidance & Counseling Unit, both from
the Ministry of Education. The purpose of
this tour was to inform students of the re-
quirements needed to get into The College
of the Bahamas, scholarships that are avail-
able to help them pay for college and other
opportunities available for them to study at
an environmentally-focused post secondary
institution.
Mrs. Powell told the students to take
advantage of the opportunities available to
them and remember that nothing is impos-
sible if they are prepared to work for it.
Mrs. Smith told the students that a positive
attitude plus preparation plus opportunity
equals success. Both are very impressed


with the intelligent students who have come
from this island and attended colleges with
the assistance of two of the institutions rep-
resented there today.
The first student to speak was a recent
graduate of Forest Heights Academy, Mat-
thew Wedgewood, who is on a full schol-
arship to The College of the Bahamas and
recipient of the Bursar's Award. Another
student, Kenneth Strachan, a former S.C.


Bootle student, will be Dr. Strachan, a gy-
necologist, by summer 2008. Mrs. Hinsey
and Ms. Carey spoke fondly of both young
men and encouraged Abaco youth to fol-
low in their footsteps.
Mr. Kareem Bowe spoke of the scholar-
ships that are available from the Ministry

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Representatives of the College of The Bahamas, Lyford Cay Foundation, the Ministry of
Education and the Island School spent two days on Abaco speaking to high school stu-
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The Boat Registration Act, states that:

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of Education. The first scholarship is the
National Merit Scholarship that is award-
ed to at least seven students per year to
study for a Bachelor's Degree at an ac-
credited college or university. The value
of this scholarship is $25,000 per annum.
The applicants must be between the ages
of 16-25, be Bahamian, unmarried, have
already completed one year of college
and have a grade point average of 3.00 or
above. The next scholarship is the National
Academic Scholarship that is awarded to
up to 14 persons each year to study at an
accredited college or university to obtain
a Bachelor's Degree. Applicants must be
Bahamian and have a 3.00 GPA or above.
The third scholarship is the National Tech-


nical Scholarship that is awarded to up to
13 persons per year to obtain a Bachelor's
Degree at an accredited college or univer-
sity. They must be a Bahamian and have a
grade point average of 2.5 or above. The
deadline for applying for all of these is the
end of May.
The All Bahamian Merit Scholarship is
awarded to the top Bahamian student ev-
ery year and is valued at $35,000 per year.
The funds are donated by the Lyford Cay
Foundation, the Ministry of Education,
and the Central Bank. The applicants must
be Bahamian, unmarried and between the
ages of 16-19. Students can apply up to one
year after completing high school. They
must have obtained a score of 1000 on the
SAT and have a minimum GPA of 3.25
or above. The students must be pursuing a


Bachelor's Degree at an accredited college
or university. The deadline for applying is
April 28th.
Gerace Research is donated by a Uni-
versity and the Ministry of Education. Ap-
plicants must have successfully obtained 6
BGCSE's, a score of 1000 or greater on
their SAT and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The
deadline for applying is April 30th. The
Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Pro-
gram is funded by the Bahamian govern-
ment and can be obtained for up to $15,000
a year with a low interest rate. Students
can study at an accredited college or uni-
versity in the Caribbean, USA, the UK or
Europe to obtain any level of degree. The
deadline for applying is the last Friday in
April. Mr. Bowe stated that the Ministry
of Education is committed to helping Ba-
hamians of all ages attend college if they
desire to. He told the students that he is
looking for "hustlers" students who are
determined to see their dreams become a
reality. He stated that he will do his best
to help a student who has a strong desire to
attend college.
Monique Hinsey from the Lyford Cay
Foundation spoke on the numerous schol-


arships that are offer by the Foundation.
They offer scholarships for students study-
ing academic and technical subjects, the
arts and at the College of the Bahamas. The
following scholarships are also available
through the Foundation: Estelle Siebens
Excellence Scholarship, Harry Moore Me-
morial Scholarship, Nassau Music Society
Scholarship, Bahamas Billfish Champion-
ship Scholarship, Abaco Scholarship, Ly-
ford Cay School Scholarships and Taylor
Scholarship at St. Andrew's School. Infor-
mation on all of these scholarships can be
obtained from Samantha Evans, supervisor
for Guidance and Counseling, Abaco Dis-
trict.
Cheryl Carey, Director of Financial Aid
and Housing at the College of the Baha-
mas, gave an enlightening presentation on
the requirements to enter the college and
to obtain financial aid. She told the stu-
dents that this is a great time to be alive
because Bahamians are transforming them-
selves for the development of our country.
She spoke to the students about the Harry
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Ann Smith, Supervisor Guidance & Counseling Unit, both from the Ministry of Educa-
tion, were with the group explaining to high school students what funding was available
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Moore, who helped hundreds of Bahami-
ans attend college. He believed strongly in
education. Hence, the dream of the Lyford
Cay Foundation was born. Even at the age
of 88 he raised $5 million dollars for the
College of the Bahamas. She explained that
Mr. Moore was wonderful and should have
been knighted by the queen before his death
for all that he did to educate Bahamians.
Mrs. Smith also spoke about the Chance
Foundation that is offering full scholarships
to students with a special need, culinary
scholarships available from the Ministry
of Tourism and technical and vocational
scholarships available to attend BTVI. This
presentation was made to students at Abaco
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Central High School on Thursday and S.C.
Bootle High on Friday. Each of the repre-
sentatives set up booths for the students to
view college catalogs, collect information
on available scholarships and loans and ask
questions. Students from Agape Christian
School, Forest Heights Academy and Wes-
ley College attended the session held on
Thursday
The Island School
By Samantha V. Evans
Mr. Michael Edwards from the Island
School in Cape Eleuthera gave a short in-
formative presentation on the school. It
opened its doors in 1999 in South Eleuthera
but has not had many Bahamians to benefit
from all that the school has to offer. This


school is a three-month college preparatory
experience for young high school gradu-
ates who want the opportunity to meet vig-
orous academic, physical and social chal-
lenges. After they are done with the site
experience, they are assigned to an estab-
lishment where they will work for the re-
maining seven months, at which time, they
will get to put all of the new skills learned
to practice. Mr. Edwards stated that those
persons wishing to attend the College of
the Bahamas will also obtain a semester
of credits for the time spent at the Island
School. Forty-eight students from the U.S.
and The Bahamas will leave the program
excited about learning, ready for college
or work and with scuba certification and
science research skills that will set them
apart from their peers. The Island School
is presently offering full scholarships to
several Bahamian students who are up to
the challenge. Information on the school
can be obtained from Samantha Evans by
calling 367-3457.


Parents Learn about
Scholarship Requirements
By Samantha V. Evans
A parent meeting was held at Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School in March. A
room full of parents and students attended
to learn how to prepare their children or
themselves for college. Mr. Kareem Bowe
told the parents that it is their responsibility
to prepare their children to become lead-
ers. He spoke to them in detail about the
scholarships available by the Ministry of
Education and the others that they co-spon-
sor. He told the parents to not wait too late
before planning for college. He hopes that
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them of all that is available. He told the
students present to have a plan of action
so that when opportunities present them-
selves, they will be prepared to grasp them.
He told them that the fields of demand now
are in engineering, education, economics,
environmental science, aviation science,

Please see School Page 23


A meeting was held with parents at Central Abaco Primary School to explain how they
can assist their children in preparing for college. They were informed about scholarships
and loans that are available. The emphasis was on parents taking an active role in getting
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mechanics and other technical areas. He
further explained that the Ministry of Edu-
cation now requests an official transcript at
the end of each year for the continuation of
support and verification of college atten-
dance, grades and graduation date.
Mrs. Hinsey encouraged the parents to
be proactive when it comes to their chil-
dren's education. She told them to not sit
idly by but rather be aggressive in prepar-
ing them for college. She reminded them
that college tuition and fees are going up


every year so they must be on the ball. It
is the role of parents to push and motivate
their children to succeed. She told them to
not discourage their children if they are
fascinated by the outdoors or enjoys play-
ing in the dirt. They are little environmen-
talists in the making. Mrs. Hinsey ended
by pointing out that it is an honor to re-
ceive a Lyford Cay Scholarship, she stat-
ed, because the Foundation grooms leaders
two of which were in the room that night:
Samantha Evans and Michael Edwards.
Parents were extremely appreciative of the
information provided and at the end of the


Students of Every Child Counts performed for all the voluntters and supporters of the
school. They sang, performed skits and generally entertained the crowd. It requires
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presentations took advantage of the experts
being there by asking questions and col-
lecting scholarship and loan application
forms to review, fill out and submit. Some
persons were even able to complete and fill
out and submit forms before the team left.
Present for this meeting was District Su-
perintendent Mrs. Lenora Black.
ECC's Annual Volunteer
Appreciation Assembly
By Mirella Santillo
The special appreciation show put on by
Every Child Counts as recognition for the
volunteers who assist during the school year
drew a good crowd of not only parents,
teachers and volunteers but also support-
ers within the community and was greatly
appreciated by everyone in the audience.
The function took place on the afternoon
of March 14th. Children and teachers gave
their best to make the event a great suc-
cess. There was a lot of music and singing,
but also some play-acting. The little ones
sang while the older children performed


reggae songs accompanied by various mu-
sical instruments.
A skit about the Hope Town lighthouse
with the town folks all wishing that it will be
kept manually operated and not be replaced
by a simple switch was performed by the
children of Ms. Pam's class. Another skit
about the Green -Eyed Monster, inspired
by Othello, was acted by Mr. Marsden stu-
dents, both drawing much applause.
Before inviting the visitors to partake in
the refreshments, Mrs. Lynn Major, the
school principal, expressed her gratitude
for all the volunteers for their help and the
community for its support. "Thank you
for what you have done for the children.
I am very proud of what the students have
achieved with your help. You are all very
important to us," she confirmed
This year the school which now has 85
students received the support of close to 20
volunteers composed of Abaconians and

Please see School Page 24


Den' Shi~k~ ilp]]ping EC


Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with
Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach


LEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach
Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour
LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau
Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour
Leaving Thursday for Nassau
Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay
Charter freight stops en route on request


Dean's Shipping office at the Marsh Harbour dock


Marsh Harbour Contact
Ph: (242) 367-2653
367-0364 367-5642 Fax
Government Dock
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nassau Contact
Phone: (242) 323-5702
Fax: (242) 322-3451
Western End Potter's Cay Dock
Nassau, New Providence
Palm Beach Contact
Ph: (561) 844-5387
M/V Legacy
c/o Palm Beach Steamship
158 B East Port Road
Riviera Beach, FL 33404


Friends of the

Environment


Plant Fair
Dundas Town, Murphy Town
Great Cistern and Central Pines

Hear from

Ms. Stacey Moultrie
of The Nature Conservancy Bahamas Country Program
and
Mr. Michael Parotti
Demonstration on the Propagation of Native Plants

FREE NATIVE PLANT
to everyone attending
April 12, 2008 at 10:00 am at
St. Andrews Methodist Church Hall
Refreshments will be on sale by
St. Andrews Methodist Church Youth Group

Local Godev& Aitfr& AujCll


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More School News


School From Page 23
winter residents. The children enjoyed mu-
sic lessons given by Ms. Garnell Stuart,
speech therapy from Mrs. Sue Spears.
Mrs. Mary Gottlieb helped put together
the Green-Eyed Monster play performed
by the eleventh graders of Mr. Lawley's
class. Mrs. Nancy McDaniel has been
taking some children weekly to Winding
Bay for horseback riding and Mrs. Andrea
Albury helps with work placement. Mr.
Dennis and Mrs. Mary Mauch have been
helpers at the school on a daily basis each
year during their stay on the island. These
people are among the many who have been
giving their time to the school to help Mrs.
Major make it the success it is.
The school plans a fund raising dance on
April 10th at Abaco Beach Resort which
has donated the use of the Pavilion for the
occasion. The music will be performed by
the popular local band New Entry whose
members are also donating their talents free
of charge for that cause. The $20 entrance
fee will serve as donation to the school.
Mark your calendars for a fun evening of
dancing and socializing.


Super Week at Abaco
Central High School
By Mirella Santillo
The week before the Easter vacation
was a busy one at Abaco Central High
School where three functions were held
starting March l1th with Super Tuesday,
a day dedicated to reconnect with students
by recognizing their importance and advis-
ing them for the future. This was followed
by a special Assembly on March 13th dur-
ing which the Special Services Staff of the
Ministry of Education visited from Nassau
to discuss scholarship possibilities. And fi-
nally on March 14th Commonwealth Day
was dedicated to recognize and celebrate
other countries of the Commonwealth
and their cultures. To quote Mrs. Lenora
Black, the District Superintendent of Edu-
cation, it was not only Super Tuesday, it
was Super Week at ACH.
The special assembly was a very impor-
tant one since several speakers from Nas-
sau addressed a group of students in grade
ten, eleven and twelve, not only from Cen-
tral Abaco High School, but from Forest
Heights Academy, Agape Christian School


and Wesley College to inform them on
scholarships and loans available to them to
pursue their studies.
The first speaker to address the assem-
bly was Mrs. Ann Smith, a member of the
Guidance Counseling Unit at the Ministry
of Education, who outlined the various
scholarships and loans offered by the Ba-
hamian Government to enter the College of
The Bahamas for the Family Islands. She
explained the situation at The College of
The Bahamas, a school with limited space,
is difficult to get in because of the many
Caribbean students who favor it. However,
she urged, "I encourage you to apply."
Mrs. Cheryl Carey, the Director of Fi-
nancial Aid and Housing at COB, praised
the few students from Abaco presently
enrolled in the college who are doing ex-
tremely well. Before outlining the require-


ments for receiving financial help at COB,
she mentioned that private organizations
such as Abaco Pathfinders, the Lyford
Cay Foundation and second homeowners
are willing to support exceptional students
financially. Opportunities are here for the
students to take advantage of. Opportunity
comes with a price though. To receive help
from the Ministry of Education, students
must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and
at least five BGCSE's with at least a C+
grade.
Mr. Kareem Bowe, who was accompa-
nied by Ms Charlene Burrows, both with
the Scholarship and Education Loan Divi-
sion at the Ministry of Education, explained
their mission, "To make sure that every-
one of you attends college." He reminded

Please see School Page 27


Students of the Cherokee Primary School performed the chorale speaking piece Hail to
the Black, Gold and Blue during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival's adjudi-
cation in Cherokee Sound on March 12. (BIS photo/Eric Rose)


Students at the James A. Pinder Primary School sang during the E. Clement Bethel Na-
tional Arts Festival's adjudication in Sandy Point on March 12. After they performed,
Music Adjudicator, Mr. Lee Callender, spoke to them giving them tips on group perfor-
mance in unison, tempo and keeping time. (BIS photo: Eric Rose)


BAHAMAS
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Compactors and open top containers available,
Specalizing in construction and demolition waste,
Portable toilets coming soon,
S Telephone : (242) 357-6888 367-0830
3 Located at the Marsh Harbour Airport Roundabout,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco


38th Annual

Abaco Anglers

Fishing Tournament

April 17 -26, 2008


Adults $85.00
Juniors $40.00
Thursday, April 17, thru
Friday, April 25, 2008 7 am to 6 pm
Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 7 am to noon
Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town
Pete's Pub, Little Harbour
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Banquet with Awards Presentation
Raffle: Donations from area merchants
Trophies by Pete Johnston


Entry Fees


Dates/Times


Weigh Stations

Banquet & Awards


Entry fee includes Banquet Dinner
For entry form or more information contact
Lighthouse Marina
Sea Gull Charters
Cap'n Jacks


Fun For The Entire Family!


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Tel (242) 377-6351 Fax (242) 377-2193
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamas Hot Mix is currently seeking to employ two Bahami-
ans as Rodmen to be trained as Surveyors and Engineers.
Applicant requirements:
High School Diploma
Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Knowledge of the internet and email
Possess a valid driver's license
Possess a clean police record
Interested persons should forward their resumes to
Bahamas Hot Mix Abaco
Don MacKay Blvd.
Phone: 367-3956 Fax 367-3959


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FAMILY ISLAND LISTINGS


1. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 152
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.12 acres
LOCATION: Northwestern side of
intersection of Inagua Drive & Court #3
APPRAISED VALUE: $82,250

2. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION PHASE I.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 57
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,487 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $89,000

3. QUEEN'S COVE. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 25
DESCRIPTION: Single Family


Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.22 acres
LOCATION: Along Victoria Lane South
of Whitehall Place
APPRAISED VALUE: $170,000

4. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 4 beds/3 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.28 acres
LOCATION: Northern side of a cul-de-
sac called Churchill Court
APPRAISED VALUE: $307,420


5. HAWKSBILL SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 124
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 1 bed /1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 5,400 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Abaco Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: 70,000

6. BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 22 Block 16
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 3 beds/2 baths
PROPERTY SIZE: 16,300 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: On Iverness Lane
APPRAISED VALUE: $259,000

7. BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. "Fairway Manor"
Condominium Apartment #304
DESCRIPTION: 1 bed / 1 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 650 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Front Street Murphy Town
APPRAISED VALUE: 65,000

8. FREEPORT CITY SECTION 2.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 113
DESCRIPTION: Fourplex Apartment
Building
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,564 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: On north of Nansen Avenue
and east of Forbisher Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: 200,000


9. YOEMAN WOOD SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 7 Block 1 Unit 1
DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,660 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Cul-de-sac off Albatros
Circle
APPRAISED VALUE: 99,000

10.CHESAPEAKE SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 15 Block 31
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.37 acres
LOCATION: Adjacent to a mini
cul-de-sac off the western section of
Cutlass Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $147,000

11.BAHAMA BEACH, GRAND BAHAMA
LOT NO. 264
DESCRIPTION: Single Family
Residence, 4 beds / 3 bath
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.16 Acres
LOCATION: Western side of Rocky
Point Road
APPRAISED VALUE: 211,536

12.ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 17
DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 15,000 sq. ft.
LOCATION: North along Donimica
Avenue and east of Beach Way Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: 250,000


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1. BAHAMIAN WEST REPLAT.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 19 Block 20
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.27 acres
LOCATION: Western Side of Perth
Court Cul-de-sac
APPRAISED VALUE: $27,000

2. DERBY SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 9 Block 17 Unit 3
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.30 acres
LOCATION: Queens Highway &
Dagenham Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $33,000

3. GRAND BAHAMA EAST
SUBDIVISION. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 152 Block "D" Section 2
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.23 acres
LOCATION: South side of Kay Avenue
West of Drayton Street intersection
APPRAISED VALUE: $15,000

4. ARDENT FOREST SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 11 Block 22 Unit 2
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.35 acres
LOCATION: South Side of Orlando
Drive & Arden Forest
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000


5. QUEENS COVE. FREEPORT
LOT NO. 38 Block 47 Section 8A
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 11,250 Sq.ft.
LOCATION: Southern Side of Harley
Street (backing onto the northern side
of a canal)
APPRAISED VALUE: $22,000

6. LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 26 Block 1 Unit 1
DESCRIPTION: Duplex Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 13,800 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: South Side of Ludford
Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $38,000

7. ROYAL BAHAMIAN ESTATES,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 36 Block 1 -Single-Family lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.34 acres
LOCATION: Eastern side of Honduras
Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: 28,000

8. BAHAMIA SOUTH, SECTION VII,
SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 5 Block 9
DESCRIPTION: Multi Family
Residential
PROPERTY SIZE: 1.03 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Pinta
Avenue and Santa Mari Avenue
APPRAISED VALUE: $75,000


9. HOLMES ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA
LOT. Tract of Land
DESCRIPTION: Single Family lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.20 acres
LOCATION: Southern side of Queens
Highway/eastern side of PC Plaza
APPRAISED VALUE: $20,000

10.FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 15 Block 7 Unit 4
DESCRIPTION: Single Family lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 12,075 sq. ft
LOCATION: Eastern Side of Cooper
Road
APPRAISED VALUE: $35,000

11.LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 14 Block 10 Unit 2
DESCRIPTION: Multi/Single Family
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.44 acres
LOCATION: Government Road west
of Fortune Bay Drive
APPRAISED VALUE: $30,000

12.VOYAGER BAY SUBDIVISION.
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 1 Block 25
DESCRIPTION: Multi-Family
PROPERTY SIZE: 21,009 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fronts along the curve of
Bradfield Lane.
APPRAISED VALUE: $57,000


13.CIVIL INDUSTRIAL AREA, FREEPORT
LOT NO. 6 Block V
DESCRIPTION: Split Level Commercial
building
PROPERTY SIZE: 17,500 Sq. Ft.
LOCATION: Fronting Walton Street and
east of Wimpole Street.
APPRAISED VALUE: 625,000

14.CORAL REEF ESTATES PHASE 3,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 63
DESCRIPTION: Single Storey
Residence
PROPERTY SIZE: 9,810 sq. ft.
LOCATION: Fronts along the eastern
side of Coral Reef Boulevard
APPRAISED VALUE: 119,000


13.LINCOLN GREEN SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT
LOT NO. 46 Block 16 Unit 5
DESCRIPTION: Single Family Lot
PROPERTY SIZE: 0.26 acre
LOCATION: Southern side of Moor
Close east of intersection of Moor drive
& Moor Close
APPRAISED VALUE: $31,000


INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD SUBMIT OFFERS (INCLUDE TELEPHONE CONTACT AND POSTAL ADDRESS) TO CHERRY MISSICK, P. O. BOX SS-6263,

TEL. 394-6465; FAX: 393-2883, OR VIA EMAIL: CHERRY.MISSICK@COMBANKLTD.COM OR CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES (FREEPORT), P.O. BOX F-40876,

TEL: 352-8307; FAX: 352-8221 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL OFFERS


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


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


Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal $753,570


All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft being
lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
2 /2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The


land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

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

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

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


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

Abaco Properties

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

Eleuthera Properties

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


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

New Providence Vacant Property

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

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

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


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the students that to go forward in life they
must have a plan. "We are looking for
hustlers (in a positive way) for leaders."
He urged the tenth and eleventh graders to
start working on their resumes.
He outline the various scholarships
available from $35,000 scholarship offered
jointly by the Ministry and the Lyford Cay
Foundation to an Academic Scholarship of
$10,000 per year, mostly to cover tuition,
allowing the students the choice of the
school they want to attend and a National
Technical Award for pilots and technical
jobs. He explained that the loan program is
a stepping stone to get into college.
The amount loaned to the students is
offered at a low interest but must be
paid back.
Mrs. Monique Kenzie with the
Lyford Cay Foundation gave a brief
history of how the foundation came
to be. She, too, outlined the various
possibilities available to students ac-
cording to their academic record.
"Your dream, our mission," she
started. However, you need more
than a plan, you have a responsibility
to take advantage of the opportunity.
The foundation works with the Min-
istry of Education and foreign uni-
versities. The foundation will help
students who have a minimum of 3.0 Man
GPA, who have pushed themselves erts
to the limit of what their schools had Nati
to offer and who are among the top 13.


of their class.
Technical scholarships is available for
students with a 2.5 GPA. It is now pos-
sible to get a bachelor's degree in medical
technology, computer technology or avia-
tion technology.
There are scholarships designed specifi-
cally for Abaco students. The Abaconian
Scholarship, offered to a maximum of three
persons at a time. If there is no availability
in the Abaco pool, the application is placed
in the general pool.
The deadline to apply for a scholar-
ship with the Lyford Cay Foundation is
March 31st for academic scholarships and
May first for technical scholarships. Mrs.


n-O-War All-Age School student Felicia Rob-
played the keyboard during the E. Clement
onal Arts Festival's adjudications on March
(BIS Photo/Eric Rose)


Kenzie explained that the first obligation
goes to those presently with a scholarship,
but as they move on, scholarships become
available.
Another type of scholarship is offered
by the Chance Foundation and is designed
to help students with special needs, such
as orphans. It is a full scholarship regard-
less of the cost, including, tuition, books,
food and tutoring. The deadline is over for
2008, but there will be 20 such scholar-
ships available next year, including five for
the Family Islands.
Mr. Michael Edward with the Cape
Eleuthera Institute, explained the Cape
Eleuthera Foundation, a scholarship re-
served for students interested in environ-
mental research. The Cape Eleuthera In-


stitute is located in South Eleuthera. The
campus presently accommodates 22 stu-
dents from the US, Canada and The Ba-
hamas doing research on hydroponics, fish
farming and alternative energy sources. It
is set up as a non-profit organization, of-
fering ten scholarships for two semesters.
Mr. Edward stated that the future leaders
of our country will have to have knowledge
of our environment.
Super Tuesday at ACH
By Mirella Santillo
Super Tuesday, March 11th, was an im-
portant day at Central Abaco High School
devoted to address behavioral issues and

Please see School Page 28


Students at the Man-O-War Primary School sang during the E. Clement National Arts
Festival's adjudications on Man-O-War Cay on March 13, 2008. According to Festival
officials, it was the first time the island entered the Festival in about a decade. (BIS
Photo/Eric Rose)


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Eleuthera Vacant Property

North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

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


Eleuthera Vacant Property

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

Exuma Vacant Property

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

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


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help the students deal with "growing pains"
and teen-age problems. The school faculty
was present as well as Mrs. Lenora Black,
District Superintendent, Pastor Samuel
Cornish, Rev. Diana Francis, and Supt.
of Police, Mr. Theophilus Cunningham,
Abaco's new chief of police. All had come
to support the high school staff and give
encouragement and advice to the students
based on their life experiences.
Adult participation was only part of the
program as a large number of students had
been asked to take part sharing their goals
and ambitions or their views on the prob-
lems facing youth now-a-days.
Molina Jeune talked about issues facing
young people. She outlined her goals in
life and assured the audience that although


she is not plagued with common society
problems, she still has issues to reckon
with. However, she assured the students
that her faith in God was the pillar holding
her together and giving her the strength to
address life's problems. Her male coun-
terpart, Tevin Lesbott, talked about his
commitment to be the best at what he had
decided to do, be a field and track athlete.
He reminisced about his recent trip to
Nassau where he took part in the Carifta
trials, missing by a fraction of a minute,
and his determination to be better next
time. He thanked his physical education
teacher, Mr. Vogel Williams, and ended
by saying,"Never say I can't; nothing is
impossible. Compete to be the best."
The program included a pantomime re-
lating to the victory of good over bad. It
was performed by Kendero Murray and a


Students at the Hope Town Schfool performed the song I Bid You ioolmght during the
E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival's recent adjudication in Hope Town. The tradi-
tional song was relatively popular through the 1930s to 1970s and Bahamian performers
such as Joseph Spence and the Pinder Ftauny performed it over the years. (BIS photo:
Eric Rose)


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group of students. Their performance was
unanimously cheered.
Pastor Cornish started his presentation
by offering $3,000 to the school (from
which he graduated) to buy a photocopy
machine. He talked about bad friendships
and bad decisions and the need to work
hard to achieve success. He stated that
he was going to talk about character, "the
traits and qualities that form who you re-
ally are." He reminded the youth how im-
portant the environment was in which they
were involved in and urged them to sur-
round themselves with positive people. "If
you want to get anywhere in life you have
to let go of negative people." He invited
them to have a dream, to hold a vision of
their future and to work hard towards the
realization of that dream. Not everybody
can be a basketball star or a renown track
and field athlete, the others have to work to
achieve success, he said.
He ended his presentation by giving
them five points of advice.
1. Know who you are. Build on what
God has given you. Love who you are and
people will love you.
2. Have visions, goals. Know where


you are going.
3. Know how to make the right deci-
sions. Your decision today will impact the
rest of your life.
4. Have respect for others and other's
property, for the school, your parents,
your teachers. Your reputation is a mirror
of the respect you show. Your attitude and
your good name always reach before you
do.
5. Always maintain a positive attitude.
Keep God in your life and nothing will be
impossible.
Supt. Cunningham outlined the various
offenses and the punishments that accom-
panied them, if caught. In many cases the
age of a criminal offender does not affect
the punishment, whether assault, drugs or
firearm possession. "Being arrested by the
police will prevent you from ever going to
the United States," he reminded them. He
invited them to consider joining the Po-
lice Force by outlining all the advantages
that went with it. You might like wearing
the uniform of the Royal Bahamas Police

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Scientist can assess health of corals with simple method


By Jennifer Hudson
At the 2008 Abaco Science Alliance
Conference Dr. Erich Mueller, a Research
Scientist at Perry Institute for Marine Sci-
ence, gave an interesting talk on Assessing
Coral Resilience Using a Simple Wounding
Method. Mr. Mueller described the work
in which he is involved on Exuma but stated
that he is wanting to expand to other areas
of The Bahamas where the coral reefs are
under a lot of threats. "They are in good
shape here on Abaco," he stated.
He began by listing three human activi-
ties which contribute to coral reef decline.
* Local effects Direct impacts from div-
ers, over-fishing, fishing gear and destruc-
tive fishing practices
* Pollution Diseases and pesticides
* Elevated carbon dioxide from climate
change and ozone depletion
"The years of 1997 and 1998 were years
of global awareness about coral reef de-
cline. We lost unprecedented amounts of
coral throughout the world. It has not hap-
pened on the same scale since but will hap-


pen spasmodically with peaks in climate
change," stated Mr. Mueller.
"How do we know if it is stressed?"
he asked. "From disease, bleaching and
reduced reproduction. In the Caribbean
the reefs are not repairing as well as it is
thought they should or as well as in the
Pacific and have reduced growth rates
though coral can heal a wound and con-
tinue to grow," he stated. Coral growth is
measured using pins, staining and buoyant
weight.
Mr. Mueller went on to describe his ex-
ploration in the use of wound healing as a
measure of overall coral resilience. "Corals
in culture at Lee Stocking Island, Exuma,
were wounded and their recovery rate ob-
served using digital imaging. Using coral
cores extracted from four colonies, a pre-
liminary experiment looked at wound re-
covery daily to determine the time it would
take for wounds to heal about 50 percent.
This was found to be five to seven days.
Cores were also distributed within the Exu-
ma Land and Sea Park to ascertain whether


Dr. Erich Mueller, a research scientist has
ized in studying corals. He is shown here w,
Donnan, facilitator at the Abaco Science A
Conference.
corals within the marine park are more
resilient than those outside. Another ques-
tion was how wound healing varied with
the time of year. Corals were wounded in
winter, spring and summer of 2007. Five
to seven days after wounding, the degree
of healing was measured and compared be-


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tween sites. Corals in the park
healed significantly faster than
those outside during the winter,
but there were no site differenc-
es at other times of the year. The
method is relatively inexpensive
and non-scientific persons can
be easily trained in its applica-
tion. As data are obtained from
S more locations, along with ad-
ditional experimental work to
examine the effect of specific
stresses on healing rates, this
special- approach could begin to show
th Kit y resource managers where coral
dance colonies are at risk and perhaps
lead to the identification of con-
ditions that lower their resilience. Consis-
tent results showed that small wounds heal
in two weeks.

AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh
Harbour Community Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
each month at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional
information.


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




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Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
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car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only
$1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour Gov. Subdivision 2 bed-
room, 1 bath apt. For more info call 267-2951
or 367-2633
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/
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waterfront/solid CBS 3/2, turn key, garden/fruit
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and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove, deeded dock slip
at Tahiti Beach. Panp ramic
views. $279,900 Net. Call Steve at 770-331-
8197
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great
elevations, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & moor-
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Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large,
1500 sf. each, harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2
bath with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart
of beautiful Marsh Harbour's tourist district,
across from large resort hotel and marina and
close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat
rentals. Units have weekly rental income pot
ential and long term executive rental income
possibilities. Great investment. $730,000 gross.
Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252
Marsh Harbour, Duplex in Cove Estates, 3
bed/ 1.5 bath w/ pool, 1 B/ 1 B Fully furnished.
$300,000 OBO Ph. 577-0171, 367-5867
Murphy Town #21 duplex & property, pre-
construction package, comer lot, within walking
distance of Change Ministries. Call 465-0687
or 365-8656
Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, intemet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer-
campabacos.com
Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach.
$860,000 Email: jimnav@msn.com
Sweeting Village -1 lot. $60,000 Ph 577-0171
or 367-5897 night only
Treasure Cay comer golf lot, approx 10,000
sq. ft. $48,000 gross. Phone 359-6455 or 362-
1021 or 376-2252
Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins.
away from a white sandy beach. Zoned for
single or multi-family. $55,000 net. 242-362-
1021
Treasure Cay Galleon Bay canal lot, 19,000
sq. ft. 120' canal fronage. Price $275,000 Call
678-975-4705


Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000
sq. ft. $58,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021
or 376-2252
Turtle Rocks 2.5 acres, road to sea. South of
Leisure Lee between Marsh Harbour and Trea-
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the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, Whale
Cay and Great Guana Cay. Electric, phone and
cable at site. $435,000 net. 242-365-8862 or
845-256-8191
Waterfront property 3 acres just north of
Cooper's Town, electricity available. $175,000
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April 1, 2008


North From Page 73

New Arrival
By Vernique Russell
This year has been a very active year
in the neighborhood of Dormy Villas. We
have been blessed with little Princess Sarai
Harts earlier this year and can now boast
of another arrival. Proud mother Senaka
McDonald is happy to share the good news
of the birth of Princess Zierra Natalia Mc-
Donald, who was born on January 18 on
Grand Bahamas.


Happy Christening
By Vernique Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Cox christened their
bundle of joy, Odell Cox Jr., at their home
in Cooper's Town. The baby was chris-
tened by Pastor Jollian McIntosh on March
9th. The godparents and celebrating fam-
ily and friends were treated to a scrump-
tious evening meal along with sweet treats
and other goodies. Godmother Glendina
Sawyer was also celebrating her birthday
on that day and she was wished a happy
birthday. Congratulations and well wishes
to both the honourees.


Welcome to Abaco
By Vernique Russell
The communities of North Abaco wel-
come Police Sergeant Remy Minnis, who
has been dispatched to North Abaco. Sgt.
Minnis brings a wealth of knowledge and
experience to the area and has been work-
ing hard from the time he arrived. He has
served the island in other settlements and
his work is speaking for him. He is pres-
ently working between the Green Turtle
and Treasure Cay areas and will soon be
full time in Treasure Cay where he will be
in charge of the area. A pleasant welcome
is extended to him.


Sherlin Bootle
Hosts Baby Shower
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle family hosted a baby
shower for art teacher, Karen McKenzie,
and her husband, Tyrone McKenzie (eco-
nomics and accounts teacher). The baby
shower was held on the S.C. Bootle school
grounds, and the couple was treated to a
scrumptious lunch and showered with gifts
and farewell wishes. Mrs. McKenzie goes
on maternity leave at the Easter break. The
staff and students of S.C. Bootle High wish
her a happy and healthy baby and look for-
ward to her return in August.


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


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


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


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


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


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


For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
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T-Shirts Venus Swimwear Jewelry
Children's Clothing and lots more...
Located in Simmon's Plaza next to Snack Shack
Mon -Sat 9 -5 Phone: (242) 367-4822


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Sat 10:30 am 5 pm.
Friday 4:30 5:30
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Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
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Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat7:30 5 *Sun 10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


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We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
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Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
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Fine Repairs to Jewellery Watches
SAntique Clocks Barometers
Music Boxes Instruments
and other fine mechanisms
Derek Albury 367-3098
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"Turning people into
devout followers of
Jesus Christ"

Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin Ted Pearce David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324
derekbenjamin@coralwave.com
www.nvministries.com


business .


service


directory


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


Commercial & Residential Repairs
The Small Job Specialist
577.1690Marsh
577.1 69 Harbour








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were definitely the Apple Martinis and
Cosmopolitans.
Four Environmental Awards were pre-
sented to individuals in the community
who are "Doing it Right." Molly and Chris
Roberts were honored for their Humane
Society efforts in Abaco. Over the past 15
years they have found homes for over 200
animals and have spayed and neutered over
600 of our local potcakes and potcats. Staf-
ford Patterson received an award after he
invented and implemented an innovative
program at Sea Horse Boat Rental; they
now charge every boat rental customer
an impact fee, which in turn is donated to
Friends of the Environment for its marine
preservation programs.
Mark Gonsalves was presented with an
award as he is an advocate of the impor-
tance of the sea parks and happily shares
his knowledge of sea life here in Abaco


with friends and guests. He is as passionate
about saving the wetlands and mangrove
areas as he is about preserving our reefs.
Gurth Russell was also honored for his
quiet and unassuming ways of protecting
and teaching about the environment and
sustainable business practices.
In its 8th year, the event surpassed pre-
vious years in raising over $40,000 for
Friends' education program. During the
30-minute band break, Friends set a goal
of $25,000 for the 25 schools on Abaco,
and they reached it and then some with
an incredible $27,000. Students from the
Cherokee, Man-O-War and Hope Town
schools showed their appreciation for the
event by painting underwater murals on
bed sheets, which were then used to dis-
play the silent auction items. These prizes
were donated by more than 50 local busi-
ness and artists, and the Abaco Club on
Winding Bay and Cherokee Air teamed up
to provide wonderful raffle ticket prizes,


a two-night stay at any Ritz Carlton Hotel
in Florida, airfare included, as the grand
prize.
Friends of the Environment is an en-
vironmental non-profit organization dedi-
cated to the preservation and protection of
Abaco's terrestrial and marine environ-
ments, but their main focus is environ-
mental education. And on March 1st they
proved they know how to throw a rockin'
party as well.


School From Page 28

Force; you would be entitled to legally
carry a fire arm after having been properly
trained to use it; you may like the feeling
of power associated with being a police of-
ficer who assures that the law is respected
and citizens protected. However, he stat-
ed, your primary goal at this point is to
stay focused and to stay out of trouble.
After a lunch recess, the boys went to


Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town
where they were invited to listen to Pas-
tor Ricardo Bain, who talked about his life
experiences, not all on the right side of the
law, but which helped him to eventually
find God. The boys participated by asking
many questions.
The girls went to the Church of God
in Dundas Town where they learnt about
Rev. Diana Francis' life, who, too, did not
always walked on the right path, but who
wanted her experiences to be a testimony
about what to do and not to do.
Mrs. Ethlene McIntosh was the facili-
tator for the girls' event. She thanked the
people who had given their time to talk to
the students and promised that Super Tues-
day would become an annual event.


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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
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Seeking Professional Bookkeeper
Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel.
Deliver resume and references to Bahama
Beach Club, Treasure Cay
Established Marsh Harbour company is taking
applications for the following positions:
1. Receptionist/ Reservations Clerk/ Point
of Sale Cashier applicant must possess
good organizational skills, be fully computer
literate and have experience in dealing with
the public. High school diploma required and
a minimum of 5 BGCSE's including English
and mathematics.
2. Accountant/ Administrative Assistant -
applicant should have a minimum of five years
experience in the areas of public accounting,
internal auditing and business administration
with the ability to thrive in an environment
of pressing deadlines and constantly changing
conditions. Applicant must possess excellent
written and oral communication skills as well
as computer proficiency.
Interested perons should fax resumes and
references to 242-367-3256 or call 242-367-
2266 for further information.




4 drawer used filing cabinets, good condition.
Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442

5-ton A/C unit, must see to appreciate. $3000
ONO Ph 367-0254

Keyboard, new, excellent, plus soft case.
Yamaha Mini-mo pro arranger with software.
$600. 366-3509 bobzwickel@hotmail.com

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For all your vertical and mini-blind need
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031
Sales and Service
Want to advertise your business or event it
Nassau? Let us do the work for you. Call 559
8206 or email anitarolle@yahoo.com


Golf carts: 2 2001 Club Car electric $2700,
5 1999 Club Car gas $3500. Please call 365-
4655

90 Volvo 740 sedan, 1990, White, in good
condition, $4500. Call 365-8109


Yo nunua iIVIc I 5 speea, fully loadea, 1i ex-
cellent condition. For pricing and info call
577-0155


99 Wrangler Sahara Edition, 1 owner,
66,000 miles, mint condition, new tires. Call
Al Key 367-0670 or 367-0672

03 Honda Element SUV 2.4 engine, 4 cylin-
der, 42,000 miles. Asking $19,000 OBO Call
367-2997

04 Nissan Frontier Truck 2.4 engine, 5 speed
stick shift, 4 cylinder, 38,000 miles. Asking
$19,000 OBO Call 367-2997



Restaurant For Sale Fully equipped & fur-
nished 2,818 s/f restaurant at Treasure Cay
highway intersection. Seating capacity of ap-
prox. 70 Great location. Contact Abaco Es-
tate Services (242) 365-8752.




47 lb. Fortress Anchor $350 OBO 477-5991
12' Aluminum Boat, 9.9 HP Johnson $750
OBO 477-5991
15' Flats Boat 2003 Mitzi, 40 HP Yamaha and
trailer. DUTY PAID $7500. 843-263-4050
17' Boston Whaler, 03, 4-stroke 90 HP Mer-
cury, low hours, excellent condition, VHF,
GPS, depth finder, custom canvas. DUTY
PAID $18,000 365-6153
18" CDM 85 HP Yamaha, less than 50 hrs. w/
trailer. Guana Cay VHF 16 "Nut House"


19.5' Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115
HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000
OBO Call 365-4402


20' Proline Stalker 130 HP Johnson, trailer,
electronics, many extras, low hours, DUTY
PAID. $11,500 Call 475-2134 or 1772-232-
8216
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23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. $10,000
OBO Contact National Marine for details
367-2326


24' Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser 1987
diesel engine, 9'6" beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine
HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift.
DUTY PAID $29,000 Phone 242-365-8175


24' Super Boat, 2006, 225 Ficht ram injec-
tion Evinrude, 230 hrs. 5'5 knots. Excel-
lent condition. Make offer. Ph. 551-5720







25' Mako Irish Eyes, center console, hydraulic
steering, rigged for fishing with outriggers,
down rod, fishfinder, VHF, has leaning post
and all seat cushions, Bimini top, in beauti-
ful condition, all wood hatches replaced with
Starboard, stainless boarding ladder, 2 anchors,
life preservers, 225 Evinrude, low hours, just
completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY
PAID. $15,500 Call 365-8188


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26' 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude
ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers,
rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh
and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs,
VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast,
smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly
good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis-
ing. $56.000. Call Jeff 366-0282


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Yamaha 225 4-Stroke outboards, less than 600
hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped,
live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar,
GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6 kw gen-
erator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C,
microwave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin
sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY
PAID. Asking $70,000 ONO. Call (242) 366-
n0040 nor ot n for mnro Atoi l


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

36' Catalina sailboat, 1986, Good condition
DUTY PAID $34,000 contact www.abaco-
kayak.com


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LUBBERS QUARTERS
Stunning 10,000 sq. ft. hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and surrounding cays. This 2,500
sq. ft. home includes 2 bedrooms, 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$995,000. Ref. AS1 0926










MARSH HARBOUR
Collection of 2 bedroom condos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea in a gated development of-
fering a pool and private beach.
Starting at $445,000
Ref. AS10905


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


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


HOPE TOWN
Waterfront estate comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
in 2 separate units and 50% dock
ownership. Ideal rental business or
private family retreat.
$899,000. Ref. PS10645


GREAT CISTERN
Well built fourplex comprising four 2
bedroom, 1 bath units. Excellent in-
vestment opportunity with great
rental income potential. Just min-
utes to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS10751


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Amazing 3.64 acre property featur-
ing three separate cottages totaling
3 bedrooms, a private dock, and
views over the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and Tilloo Cut.
$1,100,000. Ref. AS10889


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


ELBOW CAY
Picture perfect 8,709 sq. ft. lot in
tranquil Little Point. Located near
the beach with superb views of the
Atlantic and Hope Town's candy-
striped lighthouse.
$149,500. Ref. PS10614


CEDAR COTTAGES, HOPE TOWN
Two 3 bedroom, 2 bath newly built
cottages with views of the Atlantic
and Hope Town's harbour.
Offered at $995,000 each
Ref. PS10637 & PS10638


THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY
Elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath golf
course home at the Ritz-Carlton
managed Abaco Club offering a
clubhouse, spa, tennis and beach.
$4,495,000. Ref. AS10701


ISLAND PARADISE WEST,
GREAT ABACO CLUB
Centrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier and
a spacious covered back porch.
$1,599,000. Ref. AS10917


SEA SALT, ELBOW CAY
Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
highlighted by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just steps
from the beach.
$799,000. Ref. PS10640


LAS BRISAS, ELBOW CAY
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key ocean view home with decks,
loft/office, "widows walk", workshop
area, 2 car garage, and 2 dock slips.
$1,445,000. Ref. PS10700


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Nearly completed 3 bedroom, 2 bath
waterfront home featuring a 2 car
garage, pilings to 55 ft., and ap-
proved dockage and lay-a-long.
$990,000. Ref. AS10947


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ELBOW CAY
Well protected, 20,000 sq. ft. lot in
the quiet Buttonwood Subd. Just
moments away from the community
dock offering perfect dockage for
your runabout.
$135,000. Ref. PS10629


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


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


TRESCAPE, ELBOW CAY
Newly built 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees with views of
the sea, access to the Lucayos
dock and the nearby beach.
$875,000. Ref. PS10596


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


WHITE SOUND
Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft. beachfront
lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage, endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
$395,000. Ref. PS10618


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


TILLOO CAY
16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a quiet
and private island community just
minutes to Marsh Harbour. Nearby
a large community dock. Electricity
to be completed soon.
$150,000. Ref. PS10630


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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 7 APRIL 1st, 2008PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 992 SE 9th Terr Hialeah, FL 33010 Forward and Address Correction Abaco girl won national spelling beeOctavia McIntosh will compete in Washington, D.C., in MayOctavia McIntosh was the national winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee held in Nassau on March 16. A large group of well wishers met her airplane when she returned to Abaco on March 17. She is shown here on her arrival when Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper was one of the first to congratulate her. Her mother, Ms. Valerie Dean, is behind them and her coach, Ms. Miriam Fredericks of St. Francis de Sales School, is on the right. A motorcade followed that took the group through Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Town. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and Social Development, right, was on Abaco to hold a series of meetings to explain how the new solid waste facility will work and to hear the concers of residents. He is shown here with Candy Pinder of Marsh Harbour and Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper. Government is expecting to begin using the new facility soon. Dr. Minnis and the group from Nassau realize that problems may arise and will adjust to make the system work. See story on page 2 Dr. Minnis discussed the new garbage system By Jennifer Hudson On March 17 Abaconian Michael Smith arrived in Ottawa, Canada, to take up his post as Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada. He was welcomed at the airport by ambassadors from all of the Caricom countries and immediately began his ambassadorial duties. He will present his credentials to the Prime Minister of Canada soon. His Excellency Michael Smith received his letter of appointment from the Governor General in a ceremony at Government House on March 13. Approximately 50 family members and friends including his wife, son and daughter attended the presentation and reception which followed. High honour for Abaconian Please see Mike Smith Page 4 Please see Spelling Bee Page 14 Michael Smith has been named Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada. He is shown here at the ceremony at Government House in Nassau when the Governor General, His Excellency Arthur Hanna, presented the Letter of Appointment to him. Shown here are his son, Jamal Smith, Mrs. Suzanne Smith, Mr. Smith, the Governor General, Mr. Smith’s daughter, Makeysha, and her husband, and the Hon. Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister. By Samantha V. Evans March 16th was a joyous day for Abaconians as 12-year-old Octavia Dean McIntosh, an eighth grade student of St. Francis de Sales School, made history for this island when she won the eleventh annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee held in Nassau. Nineteen of the best spellers from across the Bahamas were in this competition vying for the opportunity to win the coveted title and get to compete in Scripps International Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. this May. It was not an easy competition to watch live or from the television screen as supporters of the young talented speller prayed and kept their fingers and toes crossed with hopes that she would win. We can all remember the rush of excitement that filled us as the chief judge stated, “She needs one more word.” As she spelled the last word, the crowd went wild with excitement as they knew she had done it Octavia had done it, finally! She had won the eleventh annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee. On March 17th, a large crowd gathered at the Marsh Harbour International Airport to greet Miss McIntosh with a lovely congratulatory sign held by students from local schools. She was given a greeting fit for a queen as Administrator Cephas Cooper and his team along with Junkanoo mem-

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 By Mirella Santillo The Minister of Health, the Hon. Hubert Minnis, visited Abaco on March 13th with four staff members to hold meetings in Sandy Point, Cooper’s Town and Marsh Harbour informing the residents of the new measures that will be in place when the Snake Cay solid waste facility opens. South Abaco residents were instructed to use the Cherokee Road transfer station Residents of North Abaco are to dispose of their trash at the Cedar Harbour transfer station. Central Abaco settlements will go directly to the land fill site. Mr. Collie held meetings in Sandy Point upon his arrival and in Cooper’s Town in the afternoon. Thursday evening was reserved for Central Abaco residents at a meeting held at Central Abaco Primary School. Several local government representatives, concerned citizens and members of the media attended. Administrator Cephas Cooper was the coordinator for the event. Accompanying the minister were Mr. Andrew Thompson, Assistant Director for the Family Islands, Mr. Michael Turner, Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Ms. Natasha Morris, designer of the new facility, and Ms Thomasina Wilson with the technical department. The Minister’s first point was that the new landfill had been created to minimize leakage of contaminates in the soil. Household items will be deposited in one location, hazardous material in another area. The facility will be managed in a way that will eliminate fire, odor and rodent problems. Opening the landfill between the hours of 6 a.m. to 4 p.m, closing it at 12 noon on Saturdays as well as on Sundays and holidays will give the management staff the necessary time to immediately cover the deposited garbage. The location of the new landfill might create additional transport cost to local government because contractors holding garbage contracts will have to carry their loads a greater distance. But the Minister is of the opinion that the new benefits will definitely offset the distance. One of the concerns brought out was the decommissioning of the present dump in Central Abaco after the new facility opens. The Ministry will send a team to assess the present site and take measures to prevent people from using it. If there is evidence of water contamination by heavy metals or chemicals, the surface “stuff” will be removed or buried on dry land, and the water will be monitored. One resident of Cherokee Sound expressed his concern about wide garbage trucks using the 19-foot wide Cherokee Road and requested that the road be widened between the main highway and the transfer station. He was promised that the matter will be discussed with the Ministry of Works. The Minister was asked what would be done about uncovered trucks carrying garbage to the landfill. His answer was that there was zero tolerance for that issue. The matter will be addressed, he promised, and police assistance will be requested for monitoring. When asked about recycling, the Minister said that they are moving in that direction with the first attempt starting in Nassau in May, but it will be done segmentally. So far it is up to the pri-Land Þ ll facility is almost ready Please see Land Þ ll Page 28 A group of interested persons attended the meeting in Central Abaco when the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis discussed the new sanitary landfill setup to dispose of the island’s garbage. Dr. Minnis was very open to suggestions and answered all questions. He mentioned that there are apt to be problems that will have to be worked out. But he is eager to get the new system started. Shown here is Mr. Mike Malone bringing up a point. The first meeting about the solid waste landfill on March 13 was in the Anglican Church Hall in Sandy Point. The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is addressing the group. The others are Mr. Benjamin Pinder, Administrator for South Abaco; Mr. Michael Turner, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Ms. Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director in the Technical Department; and Ms. Natasha Morris, Project Coordinator.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SECTION B, PAGE 3 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #4009 Aunt Pat’s Bay, 12 water view lots. From $295,000 per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3921 Aunt Pat’s Bay Harbour Views Lot 5. Beautiful Ocean Views. $475,000. Jane Patterson:242.366.0035#4236 NEW LISTING Marnie’s Landing Lot 3C, Dock slip. $679,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3945 Dorros Cove Water views and dedicated dock slip. $336,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4007Aunt Pat’s Bay Lot #20, 1/3 acre on the Sea of Abaco. $665,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #2969 Big Point Lot 11, ½ acre beachfront property. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4246 Lot #8. Surfers rest near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035 #3966 Ocean View Community, three 1/3 acre lots. $218,000. per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3844 Fishing Point Hill, building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4307 NEW LISTING Hope Town Commercial Centre. Starting at $62,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #2344 NEW LISTING Dorros Cove Lot 13. Ocean Views. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4308 NEW LISTING Big Point Lot 10 Ocean front, great surf! $695,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4309 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163#3824 Pink Sand. Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan:242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY #1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside interior lots, shared dock from $150,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES#3989-Section 2 Block 1, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #3017, Section 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000.Bill Albury: 242.365.5046LUBBERS QUARTERS #2286 Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #3947, Lot #143 Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters is approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046 #3410, Lot #16 AOC , great lot with access to water within 100ft. priced to sell at $125,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.504 #2374, Interior lots AOC from $52,500. BAHAMA PALM SHORES #4327 BEACHFRONT HIDE-A-WAY Secluded cottage, perched 30 ft above sea level, breathtaking ocean views from every room. US$350,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #1640 TAHITI HAISEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros Cove. Newly renovated 4bed 2bath, plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000 . 242.366.0163ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3330 FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in White Sound. $525,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4294 SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1900 sq.ft, 2bed/2bath. Immaculate condition. Near Sea Spray Marina and great surf. $795,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY, 2 bed 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot with room for another house. $599,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4044 LOT 57 OCEANFRONT Beautiful ocean front property, 18,445 sq. ft. Dock access, minutes from historic Hope Town. $700,000. 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 SIROCCO HOUSE OCEANFRONT, 4 bed, 3 bath home with central A/C, tile throughout and cypress tongue and groove. $1,500,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3928 HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4235 PINEAPPLE HILL FABULOUS newly built 3b/2b in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $1,395,000 . Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4214 SAVANNAH HILL WATER VIEW of Abaco Sound, 3b/2b located on 1/2 acre in Marines Creek, designated dock slip. $1,250,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3674 ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT cozy 2 bed 2 bath cottage with private dock on the South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3967 FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 TURNKEY BAR AND RESTAURANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Great investment. $350,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4161 ATLANTIC DREAM OCEANFRONT In Dorros Cove, Lot #6. Excellent elevation and designated boat slip at Tahiti beach. $750,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 COCO BAY LOT HARBOURFRONT 115 ft. dredged cannel, 40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 NEW LISTINGVisit...NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3763 SHEREE’S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on powder sand, 4 bed 6 bath, caretaker’s apartment, garage, fully furnished. $2,500,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community in Hope TownFOR SALEVacant Lots and Preconstruction Homes Starting at $140,000. SIRbahamas.com Ref#4313 Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Mike Smith takes on new positionThe ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Brent Symonette, with whose Ministry His Excellency will be affiliated, and the Permanent Secretary and Senior Staff of Government House. Abaco should, indeed, proud to have one of its sons in this prestigious position. Mr. Smith is very mindful of his formative years growing up on Abaco and attributes his success to “the grounding and values system I gained from my immediate and extended family in Abaco as well as a strong work ethic from them. Abaconians have a very strong work ethic, and I sought to carry that throughout my professional career.”Mr. Smith is the son of the late Samuel and Cynthia Smith of Marsh Harbour and spent the first 10 years of his life growing up in Marsh Harbour and attending the Abaco All Age School. He attended the Government High School in Nassau which, at that time, was a very prestigious school. After graduation he attended Mankato State University on a scholarship from ZNS and earned a degree in broadcast journalism, returning to the Bahamas just in time to cover the Independence celebrations in July 1973. While at ZNS Mr. Smith was appointed news editor in 1974 and then news director in 1979. He later co-founded the Bahama Journal and then entered politics in 1992 serving two terms as Member of Parliament for the South Beach constituency. During that time he served as Deputy Speaker in the House of Assembly for two years and another two years as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and then as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism until May 2002. Since then until his recent appointment he was with LOVE 97. During his busy career Mr. Smith has visited his Abaco roots as often as possible enjoying spending time with his mother Cynthia at Cynthia’s Kitchen and his uncles Gordon and Joe and brother Gary Smith, who is now Superintendent of Customs on Abaco. His post as Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada is for a tenure of three years with an option to renew for a further three. But whenever he leaves Canada, Mr. Smith is looking forward to returning here to his island home to enjoy a much deserved retirement. For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Serving World Famous Grilled Food and Cocktails Located in Marsh Harbour on the water OPEN 7 days 11AM until DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS!!!Tel (242) 367-2278VHF 16 ‘Snappas’For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Mr. Michael Smith is being handed his Letter of Appointment as Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada by the Governor General. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island We appreciate your patronage. Don MacKay Blvd. • Marsh Harbour • Abaco • Ph: 367-2170 Abaco Hardware Refrigerators Upright Freezers Chest Freezers Gas Stoves Electric Stoves Microwaves Airconditioners Washing Machines Clothes Dryers Dishwashers General Electric Appliances We Service & Warranty All Our GE ProductsFor New Construction or Appliance Upgrade Come & See our Extensive Selection

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Abaco Cancer Society Art Show and Silent AuctionBy Jennifer Hudson The Green Turtle Cay Club hosted the second annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show and Silent Auction on March 15. This well organized and well attended event took place in the ClubÂ’s dining room and patio to the sounds of music by Estin Sawyer. Attesting to the efforts and contributions by artists, local businesses and society staff members was the success of the event. The organizers were very happy with the amount raised for the societyÂ’s funds. An interesting selection of items was up for bid including art, jewellery, fine wine, garden items and a two-night stay at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Artists showing were Kim Roberts, Linda Wiltfang, Jeep Byers, Don Wood, Malcolm Rae, Bob Zwickel, Tim Higgs, Leanne Russell and Marjolein Scott. Adding to the enjoyment of the occasion were fine wines provided by Bristol Cellars and delectable hors dÂ’oeuvres from the clubÂ’s gourmet kitchen. Many people who attended the Abaco Cancer SocietyÂ’s first Art Show and Auction returned to enjoy the event again this year and see what new bargains they could find. Children of the Amy Roberts School once again this year played their part in helping to raise funds for the society. Under the guidance of their teacher, Maria Schrack, they painted pictures in art class and displayed them for sale at the show in a clothesline exhibition on the patio. News of the Cays These colorful works of art proved very popular with the customers. The Cancer Society of Abaco thanks all of its very generous donors for their contributions towards assisting cancer patients of Abaco.WritersÂ’ Circle hosts US and Bahamian writersEach year the Hope Town Writers Circle hosts the Writers Read that attracts writers from the U.S. and from Nassau. The two-day event was held at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The five writers from Nassau were part of the Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas who enjoyed touring Central Abaco as well as Green Turtle Resort hosted a very successful art show and auction to benefit the Abaco Cancer Society on March 15. Some of the artists who showed their work are pictured here and include April Higgs, Kim Roberts, Linda Wiltfang, Don Wood, Marjolein Scott, Lynn Johnson, Leanne Russell and Bob Zwickel. Rebecca Higgs is holding the sign. Ms. Johnson is manager of the resort. Students of the Amy Roberts Primary School contributed paintings that they created at school. These sold very well. They were instructed by one of their teachers, Ms. Maria Schrack. Hope Town. The star of the event was the reading of Adelaide Cummings, author of the book Finale. A long time visitor to Hope Town, at 93 years she is still going strong. The Lodge was packed for her reading. Ads inThe Abaconian Bring Results

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 The Editor Says . . . Second homeowners and their charities Dave Ralph The Abaconian David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee PinderPhone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surfaceDr. Minnis promised bulk item pickups within the communities. These should start as soon as the new landfill opens and not months later. We have a huge litter problem on Abaco that is killing our local tourism and compromising our health. We have a gorgeous environment that is being used as a trash dumping site on a daily basis by much of the population. Educational seminars should be provided not only on a local government level but on a resident level. Pamphlets should be distributed in the schools to educate students and door to door in the communities to educate the residents of the effects that dumping trash has on our health, whether it is in the blue holes, in the creeks or in the sea as well as in the bush or on the roads. Local groups have organized anti-littering campaigns with very little and slow results. It seems that the problem has to be addressed from a higher level, perhaps with nationwide campaigns on ZNS and radio stations. I am sure that the Dr. Minnis is aware of these issues, and we hope that he will address them before the opening of the new landfill and transfer stations. I’d like to hear comments about this from other readers. A concerned residentLetters to the EditorForesees problems when land Þ ll opensDear Editor, I was among those who attended Minister Hubert Minnis’ meeting concerning the new landfill and transfer station facilities. It is exciting to know that we are going to have at long last a modern and well managed trash disposal facility. It is a relief to know that there will not be anymore chemical-laden smoke blowing over some parts of town and that leakage into our ground water will be eradicated or minimized. Of course, that will happen only if the site is managed properly and monitored regularly by the Ministry of Health. I do hope that the right individuals are chosen for the management task and that they will receive more than adequate training before taking on a job that places the health of the residents of the whole island in their hands. My second concern is that, because of the distance between the settlements and Snake Cay or any of the two transfer stations, unless several dumpsters are placed within the communities and at the site of the Central Abaco dump when it is closed, we are inviting an even greater problem of random environmental littering. Two recent events highlight the relationship Abaco enjoys with its resident second homeowners. The Treasure Cay community hosted an evening auction featuring a silent and a live auction to fund their new emergency services building and the needs of their crash, fire and medical volunteers. They successfully raised something over $60,000 to complete the erection of their emergency services building to house fire engines and other emergency vehicles. It will also have space for a visiting veterinarian. The goal was reached and the building is under construction. It should be noted that their volunteer services will extend north to Crown Haven and south beyond the Leisure Lee area. As with most of our volunteer emergency groups, their services will extend farther as needs dictate or help is requested. In Central Abaco the Abaco Pathfinders Foundation held its annual drive to raise money for student scholarships. Following its successful pattern, they invited about 200 persons to a buffet dinner, silent auction and a traditional live auction conducted by a professional auctioneer who knew who to point his finger to. They believe they will net something over $130,000 after expenses. These are two examples of some of the larger fund raising efforts that are supported by our second homeowner population for a common community benefit. Throughout the year smaller events are held in different communities with significant second homeowner participation. The Abaco Cancer Society conducts several art and winetasting events to benefit its cancer out-reach programs. The volunteer fire departments in Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay have community fairs and fund-raising activities supported by town residents and their extensive second homeowner populations. The Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue has several fire engines and their prize engine is a custom built mini-fire engine able to navigate the narrow golfcart-width streets in town. The primary schools in Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Hope Town and Cherokee are all supported by their local populations, again with a substantial contributing factor from their second home populations. The astute principals in these towns know how to politely hold out their hand when the need arises. Treasure Cay is particularly supportive of its community needs as it is Abaco’s only residential resort community predominately composed of foreign secondhomeowners. The Treasure Cay complex began 50 years ago from scratch as a resort community and has no historical or cultural heritage of any significance. It is slowly developing a community spirit and a corresponding interplay between the second homeowners and the growing Bahamian resident population. The second homeowners there have contributed heavily to the community’s medical needs by financing the Corbett Medical Clinic. Abaco has been fortunate in attracting an affluent group of second-homeowners. Their community support was particularly evident after Hurricane Floyd’s rampage to the length of Abaco and damage from several lesser subsequent storms. Treasure Cay conducted a massive clean-up and Hope Town residents reconstructed its protective dune south of town. Government was embarrassed with the amount of goods money and volunteer services Abaco received in response to Hurricane Floyd’s destruction in comparison to what lesser known islands to the south received. Some of Abaco’s relief donations were diverted to the south. The Wyannie Malone Historical Museum in Hope Town was a concept begun by Bahamians but which leans heavily on the foreign volunteers that keep the facility functioning. The Every Child Counts school in Marsh Harbour for disabled and challenged children operates with a paid staff but has a volunteer support group of foreign residents. It is completely financed by private funding, predominately by concerned second homeowners. This benevolence is exhibited to a greater extent in our villages and small towns populated by second homeowners where neighbours know each other and have a strong sense of community values. The collective spirit of brotherhood is still alive in these smaller towns. This same spirit is evident in Treasure Cay homeowners since a critical mass of Bahamian residents has not yet materialized. The greater Marsh Harbour area has grown into a small city, and town values are deemed to no longer be the responsibility of individuals but are assumed to fall to governmental or social organizations. The Nassau Punch columnist, Nicki Kelly, recently recognized the value of the Abaco second homeowner by stating that they are the reason for Abaco’s resistance to the effects of a recession. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham made a point of thanking the Abaco second-home owners at the Treasure Cay auction for the contribution they have made to Bahamian society and the mentoring they have provided to many Bahamians. The Emergency Services Committee in Treasure Cay riased money to construct a building to house the fire engines, ambulances and a veterinarian office. Work is progressing on the building. Treasure Cay residents have made their community much better by constructing the Corbett Medical Clinic, a Community Center, a manse for visiting ministers who conduct services in the Community Center and now this building. This is the group of students who were accepted last spring for scholarships from the Abaco Pathfinders Foundation. So long as they maintain good grades, they will be awarded scholarship annually until their program is complete. So far 88 students have been assisted.

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Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government Combining the best of both the 2 and 4-Stroke worlds, the new 1.5 Litre OptiMax delivers low-emissions technology with 2-Stroke performance.Up to 45% better fuel economy Lighter than 4-Strokes Ph : 242-367-2326 l 367-5960 115 l 90 l 75The 1.5L OptiMax IndiGo Provides Competition for BTC on AbacoBy Jennifer Hudson “The wait is over; Indigo is now on Abaco,” stated an excited IndiGo Networks team from Nassau at Let’s Talk Wireless in Marsh Harbour on March 13 to promote their new service. “It is great to be here and we are very happy and pleased at long last to be offering services in Abaco,” stated Paul Hutton-Ashkenny, IndiGo’s President, who had experienced “a frustrating almost three-year wait to achieve interconnection with BTC’s network.” “What is it that IndiGo is offering?” you are probably asking. IndiGo provides pre-paid international long distance calling cards with rates significantly lower than those offered by BTC. They are very easy to use; just buy a card ($5 or $10), then call a local number listed on the back, enter your PIN number when asked, then enter the number you wish to call. I have tried it and it is very quick and easy, and the quality is excellent with no dropped calls. Calls can be made to other islands of The Bahamas or anywhere in the world from any regular fixed line telephone on Abaco, New Providence or Grand Bahama, call box or cell phone with big savings. IndiGo has been operating on New Providence since 2004 and on Grand Bahama since 2005; now in 2008 Abaco becomes its third location. In Nassau and Grand Bahama other services are also offered to business and residential customers and Mr. Hutton-Ashkenny stated that he is preparing to launch these services on Abaco very shortly. “The construction of its fixedline wireless network on Abaco will run well over $1 million according to IndiGo Networks. “IndiGo Network is the other telephone company and is the only licensed telephone provider other than BTC,” stated Mr. Hutton-Ashkenny “The IndiGo card provides a good way to budget since the lower rates mean the cards last long. You decide how much you want to spend, and then there are no big bills coming in at the end of the month which you don’t understand,” stated the IndiGo Representative. IndiGo feels that its services will provide competition for BTC which could herald “better services, improved products and lower prices for consumers.” “This can provide a good business opportunity for Abaco retailers,” stated Mr. Hutton-Ashkenny. At present there are two wholesaler/retailers: Brent Johnson of Let’s Talk Wireless and Anastasia Dawkins of Murphy Town (475-2939). Anyone interested in becoming established as a wholesaler or retailer of IndiGo cards may call either person for more information. There was certainly a party atmosphere at IndiGo’s launching. Mr. Hutton-Ashkenny cut a celebratory cake while Silbert Mills broadcast a lively commentary on air enticing people to come to see what IndiGo has to offer. Persons eager to see what IndiGo is all about soon began arriving and later left, not only with the information they were seeking, but also with birthday cake and a variety of giveaways.Neem Weight Loss Challenge UnderwayBy Jennifer Hudson The Neem Weight Loss Challenge officially began on March 7 when participants gathered at the Neem office to receive important information and participate in their first health walk. It is now well under way. On March 17 the first of several Health Talk meetings was held to give the participants an opportunity to bring up any problems they may be having and to ask questions on any issues pertaining to their weight loss efforts. “We are here to help with your success in this challenge,” stated Daphne de Gregory, organizer of the event. Ms. de Gregory demonstrated the correct way to walk to prevent damage to the feet and ankles by rolling on the foot and also demonstrated the art of correct breathing using abdominal breaths which Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 12 Indigo has now begun selling phone cards on Abaco. The company introduced its service on Abaco on March 13 with a reception. Shown here is Mr. Paul Hutton-Ashkenny cutting the celebration cake. Those who visited their introductory reception enjoyed treats and giveaways.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 9 is extremely beneficial as it can lower both the heart rate and blood pressure. Also on hand to give advice on dietary recommendations and answer questions was Dr. Sue Fairclough from the Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic who, after addressing several issues regarding diet, advised how to make healthy food choices and avoid a lot of the pitfalls. Twenty two persons are enrolled in the Weight Loss Challenge this year which is one more than last year and two of those persons are men. Only one man registered last year and he was one of the two winners. He was so pleased with his result last year that he has entered again to continue his weight loss and more healthy lifestyle. The other winner from last year, a lady, has also reentered as she, too, saw tremendous benefits from her participation last year and wants to continue the good work. This is a very enthusiastic group who are determined to change their habits and lead a much more healthy lifestyle, losing weight in the process. Groups can be seen walking in various areas of Marsh Harbour early every morning and evening. “They are very determined to uphold their commitment to achieve something and make a lifestyle change,” stated Ms. De Gregory.One of the weight loss challenge group members, Florinda Thompson, has dedicated herself to providing healthy lunches to the community. She provides a delivery service. If anyone is interested in eating more healthily, they should contact Florinda at 475-9837 or 375-9032 to find out what is on her menu.New BusinessRon Paul Cabinets PlusBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco continues to grow by leaps and bounds as another business opens. Ron Paul Cabinets Plus opened on March 17th in the Josh Hanna Plaza on Don MacKay Boulevard. Owner Ronnie Roberts stated that his cabinets are all wood. He specializes in imported cabinets in oak, toffee, davin, glazed maple and shaker. The doors are made of maple and oak and the cabinets are plywood with veneers. The countertops are made of a new form of Formica that looks like granite. His prices are very competitive, and he can have them ordered and delivered within two to three weeks. The phone number at the store is 367-0546 and the hours are 8 a.m. to 4p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. He also offers cabinets with glass doors, a lazy Susan, doors that expand to store seasonings, pots, and pans; roll-out trays, fridge panels, dish washer panels and anything else a customer may desire. He encourages locals to come in and see what he has to offer. These are some of the people who joined the Neem Weight Loss Challenge that began on March 7 and will continue for several months. The two people who lose the most weight will share the money from the entry fees. A total of 22 persons are entered into the competition. Money Center offers service to HaitiBy Mirella Santillo At the end of 2007 Fidelity Bank’s Money Center started promoting a new service the bank was offering to Haitian Nationals: a prepaid food service delivery to Haiti. The program, advertized among the Haitian community for the last two months, is now in full swing and people can now choose between several “menus,” from $95 to $175 for a complete list of groceries, to a single item, be it rice, peas, oil or detergent to send back home to family members instead of money. A small surcharge of approximately eight to 10 percent is added to the cost of the food for handling and miscellaneous expenses. The idea of sending food instead of money is becoming more appealing to a lot of people. The Fidelity Bank coordinator in Haiti is Food Express, a reliable correspondent that is part of Sogi Bank. Delivery is made in Haiti within 24 hours of Please see Central Page 13

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 placing the order here. The system guarantees the sender that the food will not be lost between order and delivery and that it will get there quickly without the need to go through Nassau. The response to the service was slow in getting starting. But word of mouth is spreading and people are realizing the advantages of this system.The Money Center which includes Western Union is sponsoring a Creole Show on Radio Abaco on Sunday and provided water to the soccer games at the Murphy More Central Abaco News Central From Page 12 Town Park during the month of February. The bankÂ’s manager on Abaco, Mrs. Victoria Albury, reminds people that the center is open Monday to Friday as well as 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Fidelity Bank will hold a Mortgage Fair on April 5th at St JohnÂ’s Parish Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The function will include the participation of two real estate companies, Abaco Motor Mall and other community services that could require a bank loan. Refreshments will be served. Marsh Harbour airport improvements continueOur visitors and residents now have a dry place to wait under an expanded roof at the Marsh Harbour terminal. The roof extension has given additional seating area protected from sun and rain. This constuction is part of the continuing program to improve the terminal building until a new terminal is constructed. A new roof on the airside of the Marsh Harbour airport will also improve the comfort level for passengers. Until now passengers who have passed through security have had to wait out in the sunshine or rain until their flight was ready to load. The wait could sometimes be up to an hour. Now this roof provides a sheltered area for the wait.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 bers from Central Abaco Primary School, church members, family, friends and well wishers all gathered to congratulate her and to wish her well. As she exited the Bahamasair airplane, the sounds of drums and cow bells rang as the crowd screamed and surrounded her. Tears of joy flowed down her cheeks as it was clear that she was overwhelmed by the love she was being shown. Administrator Cooper stated that this is the first time he actually watched the entire Spelling Bee competition and from round five, he knew that she could win this competition. He further stated that this gathering of love is what happens when you do good things like what Octavia has done Abaco. She has put the spot-Abaco teen will compete internationally Spelling Bee From Page 1light on this beautiful island in the North. This young Abaco native will represent the entire Bahamas in Washington, D.C., he proclaimed. That is, indeed, a big deal! The crowd showed their agreement as they applauded and cheered. Accompanying Octavia was her mother, Valerie Dean, who was beaming as she showed her approval of what was taking place. Fr. Earl Hepburn, Rector of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church where Octavia is a member, was on hand to pray for her and her family as he gave God thanks for keeping her through this competition and giving her the confidence and steady head to win. He stated that the entire church was rooting for her and knows firsthand all of the work that she and her coach, Ms. Miriam Fredericks, did to prepare for this victory. Octavia stated that the competition was very stiff but she pulled it off. She said that she had a few challenging moments when her confidence dipped low when she thought she spelled a word wrong; but when she got the word right; she regained her confidence. She claimed that she did not really know she had won. But when she was sure that she had done it, her stomach did somersaults. Now that she has won this competition nationally, she will get one day off before she will begin preparing for Washington with her coach. Even though all of the attention was on the winning teen, we cannot forget the hard work of the coach whose strategies and tactics made this win possible. Ms. Fredericks teaches grade three at St. Francis de Sales School, but she is excellent when it comes to preparing students for competitions especially oral ones like the Spelling Bee. Ms. Fredericks has been coach to Octavia for the past three years and is very proud that they finally did it! She stated that it has been a lot of work and they have much more work to cover if they are to shake things up in Washington. The competition will take place May 27-29 beginning with a preliminary written test to weed out the spellers who do not know the words; then the crème de la crème will battle it out from that point on. Ms. Fredericks is confident, like many of us, that Miss McIntosh has what it takes to win. I have seen her in action and she is a force to be reckoned with having such a great command of the English language, a good understanding of phonetics and the origin of letters and word sounds that makes her chances of doing well even better. Administrator Cooper stated that the gathering that morning is just a small sample of what is to come. He believes that Local Government and the Ministry of Education should find extra special ways to celebrate this gem of a young lady. He believes that she deserves to be celebrated in grand style. Following the Welcome Home Ceremony held at the airport, the winning teen was escorted to a convertible along with her mother and coach to be driven through town so that all Abaconians and visitors alike could celebrate her accomplishment. From the airport the motorcade traveled through Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town and Murphy Towns, stopping at the Murphy Town Park where they were joined by students from Central Abaco Primary School who were having field sports events and others to continue the celebrations. For winning the competition Octavia received a lot of great prizes including $2,750 cash prize; a trip to Washington; a Dell Desktop Computer; an MP3 Player from QBC; a $100 gift certificate from John Bull; a photo package from Devin’s Photo Lab; a $50 gift certificate from John’s Shoe Store; Samuel Louis Sugarman Award Certificate; a one year subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica Online; a Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Eleventh Edition; an Oxford Geometry Set; Nancy Drew Books; a $50 Gift Certificate from Kelly’s; Teen’s Talkin’ Faith Book; a Movado watch; and a Toto Back Pack. Wow! Congratulations, Octavia, you really hit the jackpot! 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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: www.merlinsmarine.com E-mail: merlin@abacoinet.com VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163 Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD Woman with world’s smallest waist is Abaco visitorBy Jennifer HudsonSharing in the Heritage Day festivities at Hope Town on March 7 was the person with the smallest waist in the world. This lady with a 15-inch waist turned heads wherever she went; people just could not believe what they were seeing. The owner of the tiny waist is Cathie Jung and is, apparently, very used to this attention, having won a place in the Guinness World Book of Records as having the smallest waist on a living person. Cathie’s home is in North Carolina, but she and her husband Bob, a retired orthopaedic surgeon, spend time every year on Abaco on their boat The Bobcat . Cathie was not born with a 15-inch waist; it is the result of continuous waist training. She was born in 1937 and as a young lady her waist measured a normal 26 inches. She and her husband became very fond of the elegance of the Victorian style and loved to dress up in Victorian costume. To look elegant in those fashions Cathie needed an hour glass figure with a ‘wasp waist’ like Scarlett O’Hara. So she began wearing a corset under her costumes. The more she wore the costumes the smaller her waist became, but she did not wear corsets full time at first as she had three small children. After her children were grown, Cathie began serious waist training and now wears one of her 25 corsets for 23 hours of every day, only taking it off to bathe. When she began, Cathie says that she never had any goal in mind; “It is all about accentuating the natural and beautiful curves of the female figure.” Cathie stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds and her uncorseted waist measures 21 inches. With the aid of a corset, her 15-inch waist is approximately the same size as a regular jar of mayonnaise! This tiny waist has taken Cathie and her husband to many countries around the world for appearances at the request of the Guinness Book of World Records, and she has appeared on many television shows including The Oprah Show, Unbelievable, the Tyrah Banks Show and 20/20. Life Magazine and the New York Times Style section have also featured her. People in the News Cathie Jung, a frequent visitor to Hope Town, has the world’s smallest waist, verified by the Guinness Book of World Records, “The waist training has never caused me any health problems; in fact, the corsets protect the disks,” stated this very personable lady. Now if you see a lady around town with a waist you cannot believe, you will know you have seen the famous “Queen of Corsets.”Lance Armstrong enjoyed AbacoMarsh Harbour Marina Yacht Club and Jib Room had a special guest March 12 Lance Armstrong. Baker’s Bay was showing Lance Armstrong some local flair and took him to the Jib Room Restaurant for dinner. Baker’s Bay brought in Junkanoo just for him, his kids and their friends. He had a great time along with the restaurant guests who were surprised to see him.

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 The Wiltfang family would like to announce to all friends the passing of Daniel H. Wiltfang on November 2, 2007, at the age of 87. Daniel was a long time visitor to the Bahamas. He is survived by his son, Daniel A. Wiltfang, daughter-in-law, Linda Wiltfang, and two grandsons, Daniel Morgan Wiltfang and Jason Pascared Wiltfang, all consider Abaco home. The funeral service for Justin Ducas, 43, of Marsh Harbour and formerly of Port au Paix, Haiti, was held at Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Tow on March 8, 2008. Rev. Carlton Dorsette officiated. He is survived by his wife Adilia Ducas; children Marc-Herny, Sony, Carlene, Ania and Gabriel Ducas; parents Mr. and Mrs. Jean Ducas; sisters Mary, Claudette and Ciet Ducas; brothers Raymond Ducas and Nelson Tido and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Gladys Ann Hepburn, 59, of Dundas Town was held on March 8 at the Church of God Church in Dundas Town. Pastor Anthony Campbell officiated assisted by Bro. Jerry Cornish. Interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Dundas Town. She is survived by her mother Naomi Hepburn; brothers Arnold Hepburn Jr., Wendell Cornish, James and Joel Hepburn; sisters Dendelia Hepburn, Eulamae Pinder, Patrice Rolle, Sandrina and Delrosa Hepburn; uncle Alfred Murray; aunts Miriam Murray and Leah Humes; nephews Neville and Michael Humes, Marvin Dean, Tod and Ted Cornish, Andrew Calma, Mark and Marvin Russell, Analdo Dawkins, Jamal Hepburn, Adrian, Anthony and Quintin Cornish, James Hepburn Jr., Zyandric and Dwayne Jones, Demetrio Hepburn and Delmar Saunders; nieces Karen Antonio, Claudine Burrows, Tameka Dawkins, Nichole Fox and Dewina Hepburn; brother-in-law Edward Rolle; sisters-in-law Modena Hepburn, Yvonne Cornish, Emerald and LeEaster Hepburn; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Elizabeth Sands Lowe , affectionately called “Mother,” 90, of Cooper’s Town was held on March 16 at Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Archilus Cooper officiated assisted by Rev. Clayton McIntosh and Bishop Henry Wright. Interment followed in the South Side Public Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. She is survived sons Samuel, Ortnell and Floyd Lowe; daughters Ettamae Albury, Maggie Lowe and Theresa Murray; sister Christana Cooper; grandchildren Rosemary Edgecombe, Elvis Wright, Mario, Patrice, Matthew, Denzel, Darren, Tiffany, Infiney, Earl, Zeth, Gentry, Tamara, Melissa, Corey, Perez, Dakoda, Mizpah, Trevor, Azubah, Gerard, Quan and Latario Lowe, Pamela Cissadieu, Carmela Johnassaint, Coretta Leary, Glenda LaRoda, Brad, Garth, Elroy, Gerard, Jerreth and Nicholas Albury, Dario, Rashida, Brittany and Ava Murray; great-grandchildren Godydra Gardiner, Rashad Edgecombe, Tanario, Ratanyon Leary, Carnisha Rolle, Kanal and Katiesha McIntosh, Krizzy and Mckiayah, Tonika, Shannon and Gabriella La-Roda, Cameron, Precious, Alishanae, Montell, Garnell, Timesha and Hylan Albury, Mario Jr., Sherese, Bianca, Devano, Dereka, Sacoven, Madiesha, Karan, Giano Murray, Ramando, Johnaker and Johnesha Edgecombe, Quaneka and Kalin Wright, Tianna, Terrio, Trashell and Quandric Lowe; nieces; nephews; brother-in-law Leroy Lowe; daughters-in-law Shirley, Marilyn and Mary Lowe; sons-in-law Glenroy Albury and Gordon Murray; grandsons-inlaw Stephen La-Roda, Johnley Ferguson, Rebourne Leary, Gibson Johnassaint and Noel Cissadieu; granddaughters-in-law Emily, Abbie and Anedra Lowe; and many other relatives and friends. Harry Kline, 90, passed away on March 19 in his sleep at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His two children, Sarah and Peter and families, live there and were with him shortly before his death. His ashes will be scattered in the Gulf Stream. Harry was well known on Abaco and traveled here extensively for 25 years in the 1960s and 1970s and 1980s. He was the editor of the Yachtsman’s Guide to The Bahamas for many years and wrote a companion guide to the Greater Antilles. After he retired, he lived in Florida for many years pursuing his interest in sculpture. He recently moved to Wyoming. He is survived by his children Sarah and Peter; sister Sarah; and grandchildren Oliver, Charlotte and Audrey.Obituaries of Family and FriendsHarry Kline

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With..... .. . LOCALLY GROWN SOD Annuals Orchids Bromeliads Flowering Shrubs Silk Flowers Baskets Beautiful Gift Items Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Anchors held annual ConferenceBy Samantha V. EvansThe third annual Anchor conference was held on Abaco. The theme for the event was Anchors: It’s a Bahamian Ting. Anchor clubs from eight schools from Abaco, Grand Bahama and Nassau were in attendance. The conference began on March 9th with the opening ceremony at the Anglican Parish Hall. Bringing remarks was Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper, who told the students that being academically smart is good but the well roundedness that the Anchor Club teaches them is also important to their success. This club is preparing them to become good citizens and teaching them to work together so that they can contribute to the advancement of The Bahamas. The area president, Mr. Cecil Simon, encouraged the students to have fun but to also learn everything that will be taught to them over the three days. The keynote speaker was Mr. Byron Woodside, Minister of State for Youth and Sports, who delivered a timely speech to the young people encouraging them to “dream big.” He wants to help young people prepare for life and to make a positive contribution to society. He sees the youth as having a bright future in spite of the violence going on in society today. Just as a pilot steers the plane and its passengers to their destination and as an anchor holds the ship in place, so do the values and principles of their club steer, lead and hold them together as they face peer pressure. Hence, it is from the Pilot Club that they have this youth arm called the Anchors. He told them that as they fly over the Bahama Islands, they can see how richly blessed we truly are; this makes us Bahamians. That’s a part of the Bahamian ting. There are many other things that make us Bahamian such as our culture, our food, the hospitality of the people, and our music; all of which are indigenous to The Bahamas. The Bahamas is a great tourist destination, but it is up to all of us to keep The Bahamas unique by preserving all things Bahamian. He told the Anchors to be proud that they are Bahamians, to be proud that they live in The Bahamas because they are the ones who will inherit this land one day. He encouraged them to make a new friend this weekend so that they can begin to put a network of people together. After his motivational talk, Mr. Woodside declared the conference officially open. On Saturday the students had a lot of fun as well as attending motivational sessions. Mr. Michael Pintard and Mr. The Anchor Clubs of The Bahamas held their annual conference on Abaco on March 911. The opening ceremony provided entertainment as well as serious speakers. Here a group is performing a cheer. Club News Please see Clubs Page 19 The keynote speaker at the Anchor’s conference was the Hon. Byron Woodside, Minister of State for Youth and Sports, who gave a very inspirational talk. The lady on the left is Ms. Anastacia Wright, who has just introduced Mr. Woodside. R R e s t a u r a n t & B a rI N N O V A T I V E I S L A N D C U I S I N E Breakfast/Lunch/Dinnercurlytails@batelnet.bsVHF-1 6 HappyHourDaily5-6pm m H a p p p y y H H o o u u r r D a i i l y 5 6 p tropicaldrinks*frozendrinks*finewines local&importedbeers*CubanCigars*BahamianSpecialsDaily* ConchInnHotel&Marina MarshHarbourPh -3674444 WATERFRONT/HARBOURVIEW S

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO EXPRESSYOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450 Jerome Burrows were the presenters. Both of them had a unique way of grasping the youths’ attention. Mr. Pintard challenged them to think big while Mr. Burrows spoke about common ways to resolve conflicts and to work harmoniously. One of the anchor advisors, Ms. Phillipa Farrington, gave a short talk on etiquette. During the final session, the anchors participated in various events to win prizes. Forest Heights Academy was successful in most of the events. Saturday evening a dance was held after the awards were distributed. On hand for the closing ceremony was the Governor of Pilot International, Ms. Antionette Carol, and District Youth Coordinator for The Bahamas, Mrs. Neulessa Major. This conference was a blast and Anchors are now looking forward to next year with great anticipation. The schools in attendance were the Anchor Clubs of Lucaya, Eight Mile Rock, C.C. Sweeting, C.R, Walker, S.C.Bootle, Abaco Central High School, St. Francis de Sales, and the VIP Anchors of Central Abaco Primary. Clubs From Page 18 More Club News Central Abaco Primary received a prestigious award for being the only primary school Anchor group in this region. They also placed first in the lip sync competition and second in the Anchor cheer and chant competition. Pictured here are the VIP Anchors from Central Abaco Primary School and their advisors. On March 8th a group of the BEC-sponsored JA club visited the six residents of Sybil’s House in Dundas Town. Five of the students, Davina Knowles, Nigel Thompson, Ray Jay Sands, Kekhira Saunders and Vincea Coakley accompanied their President, Patrick McIntosh, to the old people’s home taking food items and goodwill. Although the food was appreciated, the most important aspect of the visit, according to Patrick, was the time that the young people spent with them socializing, listening to their stories and taking photographs. The club members enjoyed their visit and plan to do it more often. THE EXTERMINATORSLIMITEDMarsh Harbour, AbacoTent Fumigation • Pest Control Soil Treatment45 Years ExperienceTony Kemp • Tel: 367-3021 Please see Clubs Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 “A Unisex Salon”Manicures & Pedicures Ofra Cosmetics Matrix, Redkin and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 More Club News Yacht Club held Sox Hop 2008By Rita WieczorekFred (Big Bopper) Reed and Judy Law were the chairpersons of another spectacular party of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. Members were treated for a month to the Big Bopper advertisements Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the VHF RMHYC meetings at 8 a.m. For members not on Abaco, I have included here one of Fred’s advertisements and you can understand why this party turned out to be one of the highlights of the season.“Let’s roll up our old blue jeans. Let’s make it a night like it used to be when our hearts were young and our souls were free. Let’s twist and shout just like in those good old days. Put on your Bobbie socks, baby. It’s all going to happen at the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club’s big Sock Hop and Rock N’ Roll Party. That’s Tuesday evening, March 11th, inside the Marquis Tent at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour. The fabulous decorations by Carolyn Wilson and her crew will absolutely amaze you. From the very moment you walk in, you’ll be whisked back in time to those magic moments of the 50s and 60s. In addition to “rocking to the oldies,” there will be a request list, games, photo opportunities, prizes and lots and lots of friends meeting, greeting and dancing. Fortunately, even the rustiest dancers can get well lubricated at the legendary Open Bar. Think about it, you might want to be chosen for the “best costume.” If you have a special song to make your evening even more special, let us know. If you want to sing something, let us know. If you want to lip-sync a song or put together a skit, let us know. If you want to participate in any way, let us know. This is your party, and we want it to be extra special for you. Mark your calendar now, that’s Tuesday March 11th from 5pm until past your bedtime. After all, it’s for the times of your life.” At the Sox Hop evening on March 11th, the Club had about 200 members attend the event. Everyone wanted to greet both Fred (the Big Bopper) and Judy. They truly put on an event that got everyone out on the dance floor twisting, strolling and rocking away. Fred and Judy had some very special assistants that helped make the social a great success. Our DJ, Ray Vallerie, and our MC, Jim Fenn, both kept the music and the activities moving and grooving. Decorations were done by Carolyn Wilson and her many assistants, who turned the Marquis Tent into a sox hop rocking and rolling party with a juke box, request box, poster of Elvis, 78 and 45 rpm records, banners from members’ high schools and sparkly music notes and symPlease see Clubs Page 21 Clubs From Page 19 These are the winners of the Best Costume prizes at the Sox Hop party of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held on March 11 in the Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort. They are Milt and Kathy Sales with Judy Law.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing April 26, 2008 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea April 30, 2008 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist April 24, 2008 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) April 26, 2007 Ms. Diane Davis Mammogram Radiographer Technologist April 5, 2008 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist April 12, 2008 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist April 19, 2008 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist April 23, 2008Diamante Dental ClinicDr. J. Denise Archer , D.D.S. Garnett Archer Mem. Blvd., Suite #6 P.O. Box AB 20579 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Website: www.diamantedental.com (appointments can be made online)Tel: 242-367-4968 • Fax: 242-367-3001Emergency 242-554-8327Email:dentalspecialistabaco@yahoo.com• Dr. J. Denise Archer Mondays Saturdays General Dentistry • Dr. Christopher Varga Mondays Saturdays General dentistry • Dr. Barry L. Russell of the Bahamas Orthodontic CenterOrthodontics (Braces) bols from the 1950s and the 1960s. Checkin registration was handled by members from three boats: Milt and Fran Ohlsen, Pat and Pat Dwyer and Jim and Judy Howenstine. Entertainment was provided by the Balladeers who sang an old Statler Brothers’ song with music complemented by musicians from Dock 7 and Dock 4 in Boat Harbour. It was followed by a roller skating dance routine by Wilma Thornton (the roller skating car hop delivering malted milk shakes). She was fantastic; the crowd went crazy with applause. Wilma’s dance was done to the song by Buddy Holly, That will Be The Day. Later in the evening Henry Jamrozinski sang two of Neil Diamond songs in costume with attendees singing along in their seats and clapping to the music like at a rock in roll concert. We even had a visit from Elvis via our own Commodore Robert Wilson. He came in a great costume with a gold cape and sang two of his favorites Elvis songs. The members went wild and Elvis (Robert Wilson) gave out autographed red scarfs to his fans. He was a big hit! Toward the end of the festivities Jan Albright sang Summertime from Porgy and Bess. What would a party be without some contests? The winner for best costume went to our Car Hop roller skater, Wilma Thornton from Johnny’s Restaurant. Wilma wore a great costume that she had made for the party. She was able to dance the night away on her roller skates. What energy! The best dancers for the twist dance contest were Milt and Kathy Sales. They were perfect and moved like teenagers across the dance floor. No event would be perfect without our open bar which was run by Paul Graham assisted by Steve O’Brien and Bob Mueller. These three gentlemen kept everyone from suffering from heat and dance exhaustion. The dancing continued until the resort cleaned up the tent. I think everyone would have continued dancing until the morning. Many members are still commenting about how much fun they had that evening and how they will look forward to the next Clubs From Page 20 More Club News Who said that Elvis isn’t alive? Here he is alive and well impersonated by the Commodore of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, Robert Wilson.Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Drive SafelyDon’t Be an Abaco Fatality 15%storewide nassau & abaco o Bilney Lane next to Super Value, Top of the Hill Plaza, Mackey St 242.394.2213 Don Mackay Blvd, Marsh Harbour, Abaco 242.367.2271 www.paintplacebahamas.comopening soon in sandyport & freeport! except net items

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 ARAWAK AGENCY For More Information:P: 242-367-2089 F: 242-367-2530Visit our of Þ ce on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas • Air Import / Air Export • Ocean Import / Ocean Export • Services available throughout Abaco, to and from all avail able destinations worldwide • Freight forwarding to all des tinations on Abaco • Local delivery available throughout Abaco • Private dock available in Marsh Harbour for clients’ use, available to vessels up to 30 feet in length • Completion of all cutoms documentation Visit our new website www.arawakagency.com“One Call Does It All” CUSTOMS BROKERS DOCK BUILDING SPECIALISTCaribbean Marine Constructionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour A Special Day for the Kirk of the Pines By Jennifer Hudson Palm Sunday, March 16, was a very special day for the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church. It was a day the congregation had dreamed about for a long time; the day of ground breaking for their church building. It was, in fact, a day of double celebration as a new church Elder was also ordained. During the service Linda Wiltfang was ordained as an Elder of the church. The act of ordination was led by Rev. Charles Greenwood, present Pastor of the church, and following the induction Mrs. Wiltfang was welcomed by six elders serving Presbyterian Churches, Kirk of the Pines, St. Andrews in Nassau and also from churches in the United States. Following the ordination service, the congregation moved to the site of what will be their new church on Don MacKay Boulevard. There Mrs. Veronica Saunders, founding Elder of the Kirk of the Pines, performed the symbolic turning of the first spadeful of soil and the congregation joined in the singing of the hymn, Bind Us Together, Lord . A concerted fund raising effort will soon be embarked upon to raise the funds needed to complete this sanctuary. A celebratory light luncheon followed for people to fellowship together and meet with the visiting elders.New Methodist Minister is WelcomedBy Jennifer Hudson A welcome service was held on March 9 at St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town for Rev. Jean Seme Joseph. During this service Rev. Joseph was inducted as Minister/Pastor of the Churches of the Eastern Abaco Region of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church which includes St. James in Hope Town, Epworth Chapel in Cherokee and St. Andrews in Dundas Town. The Act of Induction was performed by Mrs. Kenris Carey, President of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church and the service was conducted by Rev. William Higgs, Director, Division of Ministry. Rev. Joseph committed himself to lead the Methodist people of the Region according to the doctrines of Methodism and procedures of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. This united fellowship service was well attended by members of all three Methodist churches within the region and their sister church, Kirk of the Pines. Greetings to Rev. Joseph were offered by representatives from each of the churches present. Mrs. Kenris Carey took her sermon text from the book of Iaiah. “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send and who will go for us? Then said I, here I am, send me.” She reminded the new minister that there will be both difficult times and good times but that he should let his light shine so that he will be an example. In addition to the singing of some of the great, rousing hymns of Methodism, a special musical selection was performed by young Akeem Adderley of St. Andrews Methodist Church. Following the service the congregation shared in a time of fellowship and refreshments. Girls in Action attend retreatBy Samantha V. Evans Over the weekend of February 29th to March 2nd Change Ministries International held its second annual Girls in Action ReChurch News Please see Church Page 23 The congregation of Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church in Marsh Harbour broke ground for a new building on Palm Sunday. Founding Elder Veronica Saunders turned the first shovelful of dirt while Pastor Charles Greenwood assisted. The church has been meeting in a classroom at Forest Heights Academy for several years. The new building is near the Marsh Harbour Airport Round-about.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida. has opened itÂ’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-367-3450 Fax.# 242-367-3451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation treat. This event took place in Treasure Cay at the Treasure Cay Beach Resort. Young girls today are constantly being bombarded with the pressure of life; therefore, the advisors of Girls in Action saw fit to equip them for the future. The theme for this yearÂ’s retreat was Why True Love Waits? Topics such as avoiding temptation, sexual purity, self-respect and commitment were discussed during the sessions. The total attendance was 38 young ladies from different communities on Abaco. The weekend was filled with lots of activities to keep them busy. During the Friday night session Mrs. Raquel Cox, assisted by Ms. Bertlyn Cornish, led the session on sexual purity. SaturdayÂ’s sessions were sexual purity experienced, why true love waits, and true love waits experience. The sessions were led by Mrs. Willann Mills, assisted by Ms. Bertlyn Cornish. At the end of these sessions 37 young ladies from the ages of 11-19 made a commitment to stay sexually pure until marriage. The evening was filled with fun and swimming, ending with a dinner at the Touch of Class Restaurant with all of the young ladies. The princess for the month was chosen and was Miss Aaliyah Williams, age 13. The organizers for this event were Bertlyn Cornish, Sherry Lowe, Vanrita Ferguson and Raquel Cox. Girls in Action meet every Wednesday evening at Change Ministries International in Murphy Town. More Church News Church From Page 22Mt. Zion Church holds Tea PartyBy Mirella Santillo Chairs covered in white cotton with pink sashes, flowers on the tables, food galore and assortments of bush medicine teas, such were the setting and the components of the second annual Mt. Zion ChurchÂ’s Tea Party that took place in the afternoon of March 15th. Organized by Ms. Millie Dawkins of Religious Tourism and Ms. Doranell Swain with the People to People program and in collaboration with the Mt. Zion ChurchÂ’s Ladies Ministry, the function brought quite a few people together, most of them residents of Murphy Town including a couple of visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Atwood, who enjoyed the welcome and the refreshments. Mrs. Agatha Simms, Master of Ceremonies, kept people entertained with anecdotes and presented the various speakers and performers. The program included a brief history of the Ladies Ministry presented by Mrs. Lorraine Thompson, singing by the Bluff Point Choir and the Dawkins Sisters, story telling by Mrs. Agatha Simms, Mrs. Willamae Dawkins and Mrs. Edith Clarke and a recitation by Mrs. Aramena Smith. The Senior Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper eventually engaged in a duo with Mrs. Simms to the delight of the audience. All through the function people satiated themselves with the abundant food prepared from home recipes by the local ladies: sandwiches as well as a lot of delicious deserts such as coconut brittle, various kinds of banana breads, coconut jimmy, sweet potato cake, bread pudding, pineapple bread and trifle, enough to keep your sweet tooth satisfied for a long while. Teas included sweet marjorette, sour leaf, fever grass, strong back, fern leaf and sour sop, all prepared according to old bush medicineÂ’s recipes and served with cream and sugar. The party, which was a fund raiser for the church, ended late afternoon with people in a jolly mood, everyone carrying a plate of food for dinner.Better Solutions . . . Better Value . . . Better Service . . . Save every day in every aisle with Red Dot Specials See You ThereDowntown Marsh Harbour Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town held a womenÂ’s Tea Party to celebrate their heritage. The food was all old-time recipes and their activities were reminiscent of the childhoods of the older ladies. Here the Bluff Point Choir is singing. Bluff Point was the settlement on the back of Abaco where the families originally lived before the government assisted them in moving to Central Abaco in the early 1940s after they had suffered through a devastating hurricane in 1932.

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 By John Hedden The landfill update meeting held in Marsh Harbour recently was interesting in many ways, and not necessarily because the Minister of Health and his high powered team conducted it. Leading up to the meeting by several weeks The Abaconian published an editorial and an article on the new land fill, discussing purpose, functionality, effectiveness and public education surrounding the operation of this new unit. In my own words, and definitely not those of the minister, it would seem that our brand new waste disposal arrangements are a “trial and error” operation in which the Department of Environmental Health, (DOEH) will “feel its way” on the systems operation of the landfill complex. The ideas and intentions behind the new methods of disposal are certainly sincere, and we all know that Abaco and its population need to be more concerned about waste and its eventual destination. In this I must commend both the minister and his team. But exactly how we are going to achieve these goals still seems a little unclear to me. On the positive side the residents of Central Pines subdivision are now able to see an end to their plight of burning garbage fumes and rotten smells wafting over their homes and gardens. In addition, the rest of us will no longer be exposed to the mounds of roadside garbage leading up to an overflowing dump site on the S.C. Bootle Highway. The natural water table and wetland systems of the creeks behind the dump will no longer be exposed to additional toxins and hazardous waste as this dump closes. Opening hours are to be restricted to those posted at the site, ie closed Sundays, public holidays and Saturday afternoon. Domestic waste will not be sorted at either of the transfer stations or the main landfill, so any sorting must be done at either the household or settlement level. Distance haulage by local contractors will still be necessary with the resultant loss of load, mixing of local hazardous and domestic waste en route, loss of load in transport and roadside pollution all being unmonitored. The concern for indiscriminate dumping in the pine forest still exists, and the lack of understanding at both local and operational level still exists. However as the minister inferred, operations will be observed over the initial start-up period, and changes to the system may be made as necessary.One that he might immediately consider would be nightime operations of levelling and layering by landfill equipment, thus allowing for seven day a week acceptance of waste. The actual decommissioning of dump sites and reservations on their future use as properties and developments, eg industrial, commercial, domicile, have not at present been thought out. However, the single most difficult problem is the processing of unsorted domestic waste and the inability to accept medical waste. The result of this will be onsite generation of treated waste with the potential for hazardous material content, whether chemical or biological. This out of necessity presents a challenge for local councils and their communities. Suggestions would include: a) Placement of 40-foot sectioned waste containers in settlements as demand requires, and local sorting of waste by local council contracts to local private operators. This followed by haulage of these containers to the main landfill site for processing. This actually provides for the councils to establish local household and commercial regulations and the licensing of entrepreneurs to enter into the privatised recycling business. Included could be cooking oils, metal, plastic and glass containers, motor oils, batteries and electronic goods. This would result in encouragement of pre-sorting by households to assist in landfill efficiency as well as provision for private sector development and incomes. b) A separate collection of all medical waste and the proper supervision of its processing. c) A major publicity and educational campaign to encourage the Abaco public (us) to take full advantage of the system being offered. d) The manner of decommissioning of the present dump sites at various locations over Abaco. e) Consultation with DOEH and the public before final start up. f) The institution of deposits on product containers from batteries to food and juice items. This will help in roadside clean up costs as well as encourage proper disposal of hazardous items such as vehicle batteries. And for a final comment. It is essential that we all become involved in this process for two major reasons. Firstly, we may actually begin to save money by our own recycling considerations. Secondly, of course, is further action to help preserve our environment.+Viewpoint . . . Talking GarbageFor the new Snake Cay site: Garbage haulers will not be charged a tipping fee for the first 12 months of the new site operation. The operation of the landfill and transfer stations will be contracted out, by the DOEH, to a suitably qualified private contractor. Local settlement collections will be maintained by the various councils, subsequently delivered to the transfer sites by the local operators. Treasure Cay will be able to haul directly to the landfill rather than follow a rather lengthy 60 mile staggered route, and the possibility of an additional transfer station in Southern Abaco seems possible. In addition, the settlements of the Mud and Pigeon Peas and Bahama Palm Shores will receive council-operated garbage collection services. The actual method of operation of the major landfill seems elusive; however, separation of hazardous waste, hard goods, appliances and domestic garbage seems in order. The use of lined pits to prevent leaching into the surrounding environment is a definite plus. The daily levelling and addition of a soil layer also seems worthwhile for the composting activities of endemic bacteria and fungi to take place. The DOEH is also encouraging weekend gardeners to keep their garden trash at home and compost it and recycle as organic matter for their homestead soils. But this is where it all seems to stop. Other problems are not accounted for. No recycling of content is planned or even allowed for. This includes aluminium tins, glass items, domestic batteries and small electronic items.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! (If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY SPECIAL FREIGHT RATE Marsh Harbour 367-0140 • Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 • Governor’s Harbour 332-3340 • Rock Sound 334-2795 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND • Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point Abaco’s cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s LandingBy Jennifer HudsonThe Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Carl Bethel, has been discouraging the drinking of sodas for some time and endeavoring to get all schoolchildren to eat more healthily. During a special assembly for World Diabetes Day last November at a school in Nassau, he told the students this and encouraged them to spend their lunch money on healthy food rather than fizzy sodas and candy. Mr. Bethel wants all children to be able to get water and fruit juices in government primary schools and is urging private schools to follow suite. Fizzy drinks, which are packed full of unhealthy sugar, are being banned from government primary schools in order to ensure that the students enjoy healthier choices. Vendors have also been implored to stop selling fizzy sodas outside school campuses as they are endangering the health of students. Mr. Bethel also noted that wherever possible there will be a decrease in greasy, fried foods and unbalanced menus with too many carbohydrates and not enough fruits and salads. “We at the Ministry of Education are working with the Ministry of Health dietitians to design a standardized lunch menu that will be balanced and nutritious,” he stated. Lack of physical activity and unhealthy diets which are full of foods high in fat, sugar and salt but with a low intake of fruits and vegetables greatly increase the chance of developing a chronic non-communicable disease such as diabetes and obesity. It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of the Bahamian population is living with diabetes. Mr. Bethel is encouraging students “to spread the message that lifestyle diseases are preventable, and people can remain healthy longer by following an optimal diet, maintaining regular physical activity and refraining from drugs. Everyone has an important role to play in reducing the level of obesity in the country, and they are viewed as part of the solution to improve their overall health and well being.” Schools on Abaco, both public and private, are working along with the Minister in his drive to keep snacks on campuses more healthy. Mrs. Mills, Principal of the Central Abaco Primary School, stated that since being told about this by the Ministry last September she has allowed no sodas to be sold in the tuck shop. Water and juice are sold instead. Sodas have also been cut out at Abaco Central High School and have been replaced with Gatorade, juice and water. The school administration is also trying to completely cut out candies and other unhealthy foods and has the lunch vendors selling home cooked food though this, unfortunately, is all too often full of fat and carbohydrates. Agape Christian School has allowed no sodas in kindergarten and pre-k for the last four years. “We are working towards healthier food choices in the high school,” says school Principal, Cecile Albury. Mrs. Josephine Kumar, Principal of St. Francis de Sales School, has banned sodas on campus since arriving here from Nassau six years ago. She does not allow juice to be sold either “since juice actually contains more sugar than sodas. Only water is sold and the students really enjoy the water now,” she states. Education Minister Promotes Healthy EatingIt Pays to Advertise

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van Stratton N N N N N ASS ASS ASS ASS ASS A A A A A U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER U UNDER WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C WRITERS C OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR OLE ALBUR Y L Y L Y L Y L Y L TD. TD. TD. TD. TD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST BAHAMAS FIRST General Insurance Company LimitedBahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd. Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Golf Tournaments at Treasure Cay Golf CourseAbaco Insurance TouramentBy Mirella SantilloTwo important fund-raising golf tournaments were played recently on the Treasure Cay golf course, the Abaco Insurance Tournament and the Manager’s Tournament. They followed the Rotary Club’s Fund Raising Tournament that took place at the end of January. The Rotary’s proceeds were to go to a future library in Marsh Harbour and the fire hydrants project. The Abaco Insurance Tournament and the Manager’s Tournament raised funds for the maintenance of the golf course. In 1991 a Treasure Cay’s golfer, Mr. Charlie Moran, convinced the resort’s General Manager, at that time Mr. Jos Konsten, to restore the golf course which had been badly neglected. He took upon himself to raise money among the residents to put the course back to a reasonable condition. A few years later, Mr. Andy Colson, another Treasure Cay resident, together with Mr. Daron Roberts, co-owner of Abaco Insurance, and a few other golf players organized the Abaco Insurance and the Manager’s Tournaments to raise money for fertilizer, chemicals and consulting services for the upkeep of the golf course. That was 13 years ago and since then, the two tournaments have become annual events. The Abaco Insurance Tournament, which was played on February 9th, drew approximately 100 players, men and women, split in flights according to their handicap. Among them were Treasure Cay golf players, people from Marsh Harbour and the cays and company representatives from Nassau. Mr. Daron Roberts said, “It was a great game.” He explained that golf is a game that teaches a lot of self confidence; the player is the only person responsible for the outcome of his game. Mr. Steve McGrath, Mr. Michael Rohan, Mr. Fred Gottlieb, Mr. Mark Moran, Mr. Gerry Shelly, Mr. Jack Slawson, Mr. Larry Hamel and Mr. Ross Thompson were among the men who won trophies. Mrs. Mary Rice, Mrs. Peggy Shelly, Mrs. Doris Leeker, Mrs. Bobbi Staff, Mrs. Marge Chance and Mrs. Kate Moran were the winners among the women who played.Manager’s TournamentThe Manager’s Tournament took place on March 8th in spite of threatening weather. The golfers were treated to on-the-course refreshments, compliments of the General Manager, Mr. Patrick Fetsch, and most of the players managed to finish the game before a downpour started. Mr. Daron Roberts, Mr. Mike Lenthall and Mrs. Mary Rice were among the winners. On February 28th Mr. Elmer Leeker achieved a feat that few golfers manage to accomplish, “shooting his age.” Even Jack Nicklaus has not done it yet and Tiger Woods is too young). Mr. Leeker “shot his age” by carding a 79 while playing with Mr. Frank Kay, Mr. Gerry Kelly and Mr. Fred Grimm. With that shot, he joined the company of famous player such as Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. It is thought that he is the only golfer to have done so on the Treasure Cay golf course. Sports News Cyclists CompeteWhat started out as an absolutely beautiful day get even better as cyclists from Abaco, Grand Bahama, Nassau and the United States hit the roads of Central Abaco in the First Abaco Road Race and Time Trial. The New Providence Cycling Mel Gray, left, is President of the Men’s Golf Club in Treasure Cay and Daron Roberts of Abaco Insurance was the sponsor of the Abaco Insurance Golf Tournament. The annual competition raises money for the maintenance of the golf course. Ginny Sawyer of Abaco Insurance presented a trophy to Mike Rohan who was the Men’s A Flight Low Net Winner. Please see Sports Page 27

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 Rich’s Boat RentalsAbaco’s Best Rental FleetAt the Head of the HarbourRental Rates March, April, May Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Boat $170 $475 $790 26’ Boat $250 $650 $1200 Rental Rate June, July Daily 3-day Weekly 21’ Boat $170 $475 $790 26’ Boat $250 $700 $1300 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontFOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping CenterTel: 367-3202 • Fax: 367-3201 Open 9 am 5 pm • Mon. Fri. More Sports News Sports From Page 26 Association made a trip to Abaco to race. Members of that club along with Dale Hill and Judy Albury put together a terrific event, a 25-mile road race and a six-mile time trial. There were five adults and four juniors from Nassau who were joined by a cyclist from Freeport. In first place in the 12-mile Road Race was a team composed of Jack, Jill and Judy Albury. In second place was a team of Jack, Jill and Bett Connell and in third place was Larry Russell. In the 24-mile Road Race Rowshan pulled away very early from the pack and took the lead, which he held for over three laps as he was cheered on. Experience and strategy were evident with a very close finish result. In first place was Barron Musgrove. These next two were very close with the second place going to Anthony Colebrook, third going to Rowshan Jones and fourth going to Henry Kline. Two juniors came roaring around the bend, pulling out all the stops with their determination and riding skills with Team Warrior Anitinece Simmons in first and Team Warrior Justin Minnis in second. During the Abaco Road Race an incident showed true sportsmanship of one of the junior cyclist. One young boy, Carlano Bain, came across one of his team mates stopped on the road, turned back as he found it was a flat tire and switched bikes with him, allowing another junior cyclist A cycling club from Nassau came to race on Abaco. Their group was joined by a cyclist from Freeport and several from Abaco. They raced on the road between Spring City and the Marsh Harbour Airport Round-about. to finish the race. It showed a wonderful example of team spirit. In the six-mile Time Trial Barron ‘Turbo’ Musgrove was first with Rowshan Jones in second and Henry Kline in third. Between the two events, as cyclists rehydrated, local cyclist Sierra Cartwright showed her riding skills as she proudly paraded her pink bike. The sponsors for this event were Albury’s Ferry, Rich’s Boat Rentals, Rental Wheels, Subway, d’Albenas Agency and Judy Albury. The cyclists had such a great time that they are planning to come again, Advertise in The Abaconian

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Friends of the Environment Special Thanks to Our Matching Donors Tupp’s Sandra Evans Andrew Albury Michael Albury Livingston Marshall Quality Star Auto Java Dan Bellows Frank Boyce John Haestead The Jib Room Abaco Club on Winding Bay Henry Key Denise Bethel Abaco Beach Resort Abaco Gold Geoffrey Jones Sam & Jackie Cannon Mark Spear Chad Sawyer Abaco Insurance Riviere & Associates Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean ClubOur Environmental Award Winners Some people who are “Doing it Right” Molly & Chris Roberts for their countless volunteer efforts to reduce the distress and abuse of our native potcakes and potcats. Stafford Patterson, owner and operator of Seahorse Boat Rentals, initiated the S.A.M.E program where he charges his customers an impact fee that g oes to wards FRIENDS’ marine preservation programs. Gurth Russell was honored for his quiet and unassuming ways of protecting and teaching about the environment and sustainable business practi ces. Mark Gonsalves is as passionate about saving the wetlands and mangrove areas as he is about preserving our reefs and his love of Abaco and th e environ ment is obvious to all who come in contact with him.More Special ThanksCherokee Air and Abaco Club on Winding Bay for the wonderful raffle prizes • Abaco Beach Resort for hosting the event • Hope Town, Man-O-War and Cherokee schools along with Forest Heights Academy for making the wonderful decorations • Stephen Knowles and Jo-Ann Bradley for the environmental awards • Theresa & Lambert Albury from Froggies Out Island Adventures, who donated their time and their boat to ferry people to and from Hope Town. Thanks to the Hope Town Harbour Lodge for putting them up in Hope Town for the evening.• Thank you to our Reef Ball Committee for their time and hard work and everyone else who attended and supported us!THANK YOU!!!!! Thanks you for making our 8th Annual Reef Ball such a successThanks to all of our silent auction donors• Monkey’s Uncle • Iggy Biggy • Kim Rody • Abaco Inn • Lighthouse Liquors • Ebb Tide • Tim Higgs • Hope Town Harbour Lodge • Ho pe Town Coffee House • Abaco Club on Winding Bay • Da Fina Tings • Sea Spray Resort • Bahama Sol • Above & Below Abaco • Abaco Outboard (Yamah a) • Damianos Realty • Marjolein Scott • Bristol Cellars • Abaco Gold • Tupps • Sandra Evans (Waterfront Properties) • Java • John Bull • Lun ette • Mary Balzac • Blue Sky Gallery Tuppy Weatherford • Harbour View Grocery •MOW Sail Shop • Hibiscus Café • Bahama Waves Salon • Lynn Key • Abaco T-Shirt & Design • Edwin’s Boat Yard • Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club • HG Christie • Cracker P’s • Son of the Soil • Cap’n Jacks • On da Bea ch • The Chopping Block Salon • Islandscape • Multi-Hull Charters • Mangoes • MOW Marina • Rhonda Pearce • Froggies • Hope Town Hideaways • Harbour’s Edge • Is land Treats • Waterways Boat Rental • Andy Albury • Sonya Albury • MOW Hardware • Michael & Anyes Adams • Dive Abaco • Damianos Realty • Zyandric Jones • Pa lm Cottage • Wrackersvate sector to undertake recycling measures. The government will encourage it but will not be involved. There will not be any recycling facility at the new dump site at present time. However, there will be a chipper for wood up to nine inches in diameter. People may be allowed to carry back some of the mulch thus obtained.There will be a contract to carry household trash and a separate contract to collect bulky items so they can be disposed of in the proper way to decrease the possibility of indiscriminate dumping. The cost of managing the landfill will be covered by central government, but local government will remain responsible for collection of residential garbage. A woman inquired about toxic Land Þ ll From Page 2wastes which include cooking oil, paint, paint thinners, used car oil, batteries and pesticides. She was assured that there will be a special area at the site where these items will be deposited to be subsequently taken to Nassau. The lack of garbage collection in Bahama Palm Shores and other areas was brought up. “We will take care of you,” promised Mr. Minnis. The matter of scavenging which is rampant at the present dump site was mentioned. “We do not encourage scavenging; scavengers will be sent away by the management.” One person proposed the imposition of a fee when bringing in a vehicle that would go towards disposing of the vehicle when no longer usable. Another person proposed a refundable fee for some items such as bottles to encourage The entrance to the solid waste landfill features a drive-on scale and an attendant’s office. Vehicles will be weighed on entry and again when they leave. Charges will be levied on the weight of trash deposited. There will be no charges for the first year, according to Dr. Minnis. consumers to sort out their garbage. A member of local government was concerned that the dumpsters placed in the Haitian communities were not emptied on a regular basis and were often overflowing. He was answered that the bins had been placed there by PAHO with the understanding that local government would empty them. No date was given as to when the new landfill will open, but it will be soon, the audience was promised. The facility is completed and the government is presently in the process of getting bids for the management of the sites.This is one of the signs within the solid waste landfill area, guiding drivers to the specific area within the site. Trash will be deposited and compacted in this lined cell. A layer of crushed quarry stone will seal the refuse against vermin and assist in the decomposition process. The proper used of this landfill will require educating the public. 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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pm The Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairThe March 15 issue of The Abaconian reported that the Hope Town District Council lost the use of its Man-O-War office due to non-payment of the rent. This was incorrect. the building was deemed to be more valuable to the community as a private school and was reclaimed for that use. The confusion apparently came from the fact that the Hope Town Council had not been paying the rent but payments were being made by the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour as the small building was used by other agencies for monthly visits to Man-O-War. This would have included National Insurance, BEC and the Hope Town District Council when meeting in Man-O-War Cay. It is believed that these agencies are now using the library. Local Government correctionA tender request notice appeared in the Nassau Guardian on March 10 for Elbow Cay Shoreline Protection Works, The Abacos. The notice gave detailed information on how to make the required $200 deposit to get the tender documents and how to submit bids prior to their being opened on April 8. We presume this relates to the dune reconstruction where the roadway is threatened in the White Sound area of Elbow Cay. Results of the tender exercise will be expected to be made public sometime subsequent to April 8. This picture shows the road on the right and the erosion of the dune on the left. Another severe storm could erode the dune further, completely destroying the road, the only one joining north and south Elbow Cay. Road work is neededRemember to Buckle Up Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Harbour View Haven 365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas 365-5028 Ward’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 D’s Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Sep 07 By Stone McEwan Mr. Danny McKinney, a night manager at the Abaco Club demonstrated how powerful personal initiative and teamwork are to enhancing the satisfaction levels of travelers. Mr. McKinney and a host of dedicated employees from a variety of tourism organizations rose to the occasion and illustrated that there are persons who will go the extra mile to ensure a memorable trip to The Bahamas. Early in the New Year two vacationers departed from the Abaco Club to take a Bahamasair flight to Nassau. Upon arriving at the airport in Marsh Harbour, one of the travelers realized he was missing his Movado watch which had tremendous sentimental value to him. Fortunately for the gentlemen, Mr. McKinney was taking the same flight. In true Ritz-Carlton style, he greeted the couple. Upon hearing of their dilemma, he immediately reassured them that if the watch had been left at The Abaco Club, it would be returned. Mr. McKinney immediately began the recovery process for the members. Upon their arrival in Nassau, Mr. McKinney became their ultimate host not only facilitating their check-in for a connecting flight, but also ensuring that their minds were not focused on the missing watch. He accomplished this by arranging an informative tour of New Providence and Paradise Island for the couple with Mr. Rodney Johnson, a taxi and tour operator. Most amazing is the fact that before the couple’s plane took off for Florida hours later, the watch was back on the ecstatic gentleman’s wrist. This feat was made possible through the exemplary efforts of a number of individuals on Abaco and New Providence. “This account of service excellence is remarkable not so much because of the situation, but due to the responsibility and ownership a diverse group of individuals took to resolve a situation,” said Scott Bragg, general manager at the Abaco Club. “They did so in a manner that made the members feel as though nothing was more important than them. We at The Abaco Club wish to commend this commitment and dedication.” From the travelers’ perspective, they indicated they would always remember the wonderful time they had at the Abaco Club. They also stated in unequivocal terms, they would never forget the many persons in The Bahamas who gave willingly of themselves to ensure they left with smiles on their faces. Initiative and teamwork prove vital to satisfying visitors at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra AttentionWeekly Rates: 26’ Paramount $1435 23’ Albury Bros $1155 22’ Boston Whaler $1050 20’ Albury/Hydra $1015 18’ Privateer $ 735 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Third Saturday 9 a.m. -12 Noon

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 • * to or from White Sound Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40 Return 7:55 am 9:30 11 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15 Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25 Fare Anytime round trip $25 Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor’s special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30* Same day fare • Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, • • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 freeGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16 • Ten minute rideGreen T Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) • Round trip $15 • Extra to some G T Cay docks Abaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 , call for time Pinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT • Children half fare • Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town • Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates • Adults $95 RT, $55 OW • Cars & trucks The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco • Call 367-2165, G roup tours Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour .............................367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ..........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..................................... 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town ......................................................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay .............................................365-8571 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana ........................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop .......................................................365-6013 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 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals ..................365-6502 Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ..................365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals .....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals ...........................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals ...............366-0282 J R’s Cart Rental ................................366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ....................366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals .............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent .................................365-8193 Cash’s Carts.......................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals .....................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ...........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ...............................365-8465 Triple J Car Rentals ...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749 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 Justin Sands ......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury .......365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell .......366-3259Bone Þ sh GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ...........366-3058 Buddy Pinder ...........366-2163 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh ..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ..........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261 Visitors’ GuideRestaurants • Services • TransportationRestaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158 Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444 Gino’s .................................$ .............367-2002 Golden Grouper ..............$ .............367-2301 Hummingbird ....................$$ .............367-2922 Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444 Jamie’s Place .....................$ .............367-2880 Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... ...367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366 Pop’s Place ........................$ .....+ .....367-3796 Poppa Georgio’s ................$ Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460 Snack Shack .....................$ .....+ .....367-4005 Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278 Subway ..............................................367-2798 Wallys ............................$$$ .............367-2074 Dundas Town Mother Merle’s .................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge ............... $$ .............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+ .....366-0423 Sea Spray ......................$$ .....‡ .....366-0065 Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s.........................................366-3139 Man-O-War Hibiscus ..........................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar .....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill ..............$$$ .............365-5230 Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133 Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106 Nippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143 Orchid Bay .........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe .................$ Coconuts .............................. Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight ...............$ ............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............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 ....$$ .............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066 Sundowners .......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Café (ferry dock) ..$ .....+ .....365-8635 Sandy Point Nancy’s ................................ Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119 Rickmon Bone Þ sh Lodge ...................366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 08 Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 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 ................................ Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay ................................... Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45.......F ......365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32.......F ......365-4271 Black Sound Marina ...15................365-4531 Other Shore Club .......12.......F ......365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ..10.......F ......365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina 150 ......F ......365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina ...26.......F ......365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina 183.......F ......367-2736 Conch Inn ...................75.......F .....367-4000 Harbour View Marina .36.......F .....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina 52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina .....16................366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .......6.......F ......366-0154 Sea Spray ..................50.......F ......366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ...75.......F ......365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay .................32.......F ......365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Harbour 367-2936 Above & Below • Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Brendals Dive • Green Turtle Cay 365-4411 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266 American Eagle Miami ......................................367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095 Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale ...............................954-359-0329 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ............................367-0169 Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air ..............................................................367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two • Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru .......... Dundas Town .........................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market ..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ................$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house ...................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house ........$16 + $5 Great Cistern .........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City .............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ...........................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .....................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ...................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks .................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point .......................................................$135 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each Jib Room ................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center .........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock .......................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ...................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. • Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05 Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4 Moxy ......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm .................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ...........................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood ...........................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour .......................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ..............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town ...............................................................$70 + $5 Crown Haven .........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport .........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bone Þ sh Marles ..................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey ................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10 Points of Interest Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .......Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .......................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ........................Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station ...........................................Hope Town Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry..........................Little Harbour Working boatyards ...........................................Man-O-War cay Pocket beaches • Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour • Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour • Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour • Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures • Treasure Cay • Green Turtle Cay • Guana Cay • Man-O-War Cay • Elbow Cay • Casuarina Point • Bahama Palm Shore • Sandy Point & more H Cafe Open Nights Only To Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay • Its an adventure Area code 242 unless noted otherwise* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes Ferry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted Items of interest • Man-O-War boat yards • Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill • Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide • Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road • Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 • Bird watching ask tourism 367-3067

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 7 APRIL 1st, 2008 Abaco Path Þ nders held another successful auction Monies will go for scholarships for Abaco students A buffet dinner and silent auction preceded the live auction at the major fund raising effort of the Abaco Pathfinders Foundati on. This foundation assists students in going away for further education, both academic and technical. So far the foundation has he lped 88 students. By Jennifer Hudson A large crowd of people gathered in the pavilion at the Abaco Beach Resort on March 15 for the Annual Abaco Pathfinders Fund Raising Auction. It was pleasing to see so many generous people once again willing to support this very worthy cause. The goal of Abaco Pathfinders Foundation is to provide academic and vocational scholarships to as many deserving young Abaconians as possible. Through the continued generosity of the public over the past seven years, Abaco Pathfinders has been able to increase its efforts and will be starting its 88th student in school this fall. This fun-filled evening began with a silent auction with 164 items up for bid ranging from grocery store gift certificates to dinners, massages, paintings, home décor items and much, much more. Following the silent auction and a brief respite to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the excitement of the live auction was ready to begin. Once again at the microphone this year was Jim Blumberg, Chairman of Abaco Pathfinders. Mr. Blumberg is an institution at this yearly event and the occasion would certainly not be the success it is without Please see Path Þ nders Page 2 By Kristin Williams On March 1st it seemed as though the Abaco Beach Resort had sunk to the bottom of the ocean, as colorful sea life floated about. These sea creatures, of course, were papier-mâché replicas created by the students of Forest Heights Academy to decorate the annual Reef Ball hosted by Friends of the Environment. Over 150 attendees danced the night away to old time classics and calypso tunes by the ever-popular Modern Vintage. Partygoers and do-gooders from all over The Bahamas and the U.S. flew in for the soiree; even the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham made an appearance to show his support. Guests enjoyed delicious sushi from the vast spread provided by the Abaco Beach Resort, and the favorites at the martini bar Pirate’s Ball brought out the costumes Reef Ball raised money for FriendsPirates turned out in good numbers to party at Snappas on March 15. The event is a fund raising event for the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club to fund its Toys for Tots effort at Christmas time. By Mirella Santillo Another Pirates’ Ball took place at Snappas, the third annual event. The first was in November 2006 while the second one was held last October in conjunction with a Halloween Party. People made an effort to dress up, especially the men who dared to wear elaborate costumes besides the expected guns, swords and parrots or black birds. Four of them dressed in various pirates’ garb. of course, had a stuffed bird on their shoulders or tucked in their shirt! From the head pirate to the deck hand, from the one-legged to the one-eyed, they all tried very hard to look the part. Women were more conservative, playing on the make-up, wearing high boots with lacy tops or bare feet with bandanas and flowing skirts. Standing out in a bright blue old-fashioned dress was a woman boasting a 17-inch waist! As usual the function was organized as a fund raising event by the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club and the proceeds were to go to Toys for Tots, the charity they sponsor throughout the year. For $50 entrance fee each person received a mug and free rum punch, free appetizers and the chance to win a prize for their costume. High Tide, the seven-member music band that has performed several times at Snappas agreed to come from Nassau and perform for free that evening, their accommodation complimentary of the Lofty Fig. Led by Shelley Ward, the band leader, Lady E, Leah Lowe (voPlease see Pirates Ball Page 9 The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and the Bahamas Red Cross held a week of disaster training for concerned volunteers culminating in a mock disaster on the Anglican Church grounds in Treasure Cay on March 14. A similar training session was held a year ago in Marsh Harbour. The final exercise found the volunteers bringing in students with simulated injuries to a triage area for assessment and immediate treatment. The exercise had a simulated explosion, vehicle accident and fire with students lying all about feigning various injuries. Diane Turnquest of the Red Cross and Gayle Moncur of NEMA conducted the training and were assisted locally by Elaine Martinborough of the Ministry of Housing. She has been involved with Urban Renewal on Abaco for several years. Volunteers in North Abaco hosted a joint disaster training session Please see Reef Ball Page 31

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 him. He is a magician at being able to coax more and more money out of people, raising the bids higher and higher in order to assist more and more young people in furthering their education abroad. The usual variety of items such as airline and ferry tickets, handcrafted pieces and artwork were up for auction with oneweek stays in locations such as Aspen, Colorado, Paris and Canyon Ranch being favourites. This year the auction was fortunate to include a 33-foot Pearson sailboat and a 22-foot Rosborough Sea Skiff, each of which raised very significant amounts. The final amount raised was in the region of $140,000.Mrs. Leazona Richard, Administrator for Abaco Pathfinders, stated that the committee members are very grateful for the great outpouring of generosity from the local businesses, artists and second homeowners who donated items for auction and from persons in the community who supported the event. They were also appreciative of the help given on the night by past scholarship winners and their families to assist in the smooth running of the event. The Pavilion at Abaco Beach Resort was filled with people supporting the Abaco Pathfinders Foundation on March 15 when the Foundation held its annual auction to raise funds for scholarships. The crowd in this picture is preparing for the live auction after the silent auction closed.Students are grateful for the scholarships Path Þ nders From Page 1 Regardless of the Destination, Please Call Us Today to Quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) • (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com • www.vpj.com CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Daily Service Between Marsh Harbour / Treasure Cay and Melbourne, Daytona Beach Fort Lauderdale Vintage Props & Jets Inc.Charter Flights to US, Bahamas & CaribbeanSeveral of the offerings were accommodations in exotic vacation locations including Paris. Aspen, Colorado, Tucson. The item bringing the highest amount was a 33-foot Pearson sailboat that went for $12,000. This couple is studying the details of the Paris vacation. Mr. Jim Blumberg, Chairman of the Foundation, is an expert auctioneer who knows how to get the most for each item.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 3 SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3 Visit... Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEW PRICE #3351 LOT 58, BLOCK 11, SUBDIVISION I $15,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 COCO BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING #4203 SANDS BANKS WATERFRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to Sell. 95,000. each Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETREAT BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 3 bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 SEA BREEZE VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO. Newly constructed 2 bed 1 bath home. Steps to beautiful beach. Shared dock. $319,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR #4136 CASA SERENA CANAL FRONT 2 bed 2 bath home and a self sufÞ cient 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Great views. Dock access. $1,399,000. NEW PRICE TILLOO CAY #3657 FARSIDE-WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable property in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath, hangar and docking for 80 ft. vessel. US$5,950,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE MARSH HARBOUR #3100 TEN ACRE WATERFRONT Ten acre peninsula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #1660 SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4193 LOT 87 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Interior lot with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the Sea of Abaco. Community dock. $125,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MARSH HARBOUR #3248 HIGH ROCKS SEA VIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3 bath home. Private. Formal living/dining rooms. Fully furnished. $980,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSE BEACHFRONT VILLAS spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 CROSSWINDS SEA VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator. $820,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 NEW PRICE TREASURE CAY #3079 SAND BANKS HBRWATERFRONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Marina/Þ shing lodge potential. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 WILL’S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft. including deck.Community dock. $485,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046TILLOO CAY #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRONT Great elevation. Room for a protected dock with good water depth. $290,000 . Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #4147 GOLF COURSE LOT #1 offering 18,000 sq. ft. of land. Spectacular views from the14th. green. Outstanding home site. $106,800.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 UNDER CONTRACT MARSH HARBOUR #4229PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORES Charming and immaculate, gorgeous verandahs commanding views of the Sea of Abaco. $2,775,000 .Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE QUAINT beach house, 2 bedrooms 1 bath on stunning sandy beach with 60' on the water x 242' deep. $650,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 MANGROLA SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh H arbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $606,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE MARSH HARBOUR #4300 CROSSWINDS WATERFRONT EASTERB SHORES 3 bed 2.5 bath with spectacular views 3/4 acres with 2 private docks.. Fully furnished. $980,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MAN-O-WAR CAY #4285 SEA TO SEA EASTERN HARBOUR Good elevation with unobstructed views of the Sea of Abaco. 90ft deep water harbour frontage. $910,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PARROT POINT WATERFRONT unique 2.74 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed cottage. Mainland electricity. $1,895,000. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 LIGHTING SHOWROOM NOW OPENJ & J ELECTRICLIGHTING & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIESPh 367-5145 CEILING FANS • EXHAUST FANS CHANDELIERS • TRACK LIGHTS EXIT LIGHTS • EMERGENCY LIGHTS PIPE AND FITTINGS • WIRE BREAKERS • PANELS • FUSES CONTACTORS • RELAYS STANDBY SYSTEMSDon MacKay Boulevard • Marsh Harbour Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church A i s l e o f P a l m R e a l t y . c o m Aisle of Palm Realty.com Rhiannon Thomas Phone 365-5003 Giselle McIntosh Phone 365-4655 Kristin Williams Phone 367-0080 Maria Silvester, BRI Phone 367-0080 Junior Mernard Phone 366-0361 Nikhil Shah Phone 367-0080 P h : 2 4 2 3 6 7 0 0 8 0 Ph: 242-367-0080 Fax: 242-367-0081email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com15 Mar 08Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready for building. Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home. Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many wonderful features to list. Call today. The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots with unobstructed views of Winding Bay. Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity and water now available. Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune, endless views. Great rental history. Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely landscaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000 Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach access just steps away. $439,000 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great views. Short walk to beach. Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with private dockon harbour. Great views and rental potential. NEW PRICE White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with 150’ of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on White Sound. Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large landscaped lot. Dock approval in place. Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior and beach lots starting at $30,000 The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home on a double lot positioned to capture views from every room. Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront lots, both offering great dockage. Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing communityBrent Cartwright, Broker, BRI Phone 367-0080Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A must see unit. Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on large landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking and patio, central a/c, central location. Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2 and 1/1 apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot. Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2 offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot. Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the entrance of this new subdivision just outside the settlement of Cherokee. White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great oceanfront lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000. The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea views. Call for info. The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the 18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000 Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000, Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach lots starting at $599,000 Interior lots starting at $190,000 Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home just south of Sea Spray Resort in White Sound. $694,000 Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+ feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE $499,900 Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasGreen Turtle Cay had many activities This is the area of the proposed marine preserve that was presented to the residents of Green Turtle Cay. Many residents are against the proposal as it will change their way of life, but the Director of Marine Resources, Mr. Michael Braynen, assured them that the rules of the preserve could be modified. He also suggested that they discuss their concerns with their elected representative. The students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay created their own art work that they sold at the art show. Three of them are shown here giving their earnings to Mrs. Marjolein Scott of the Abaco Cancer Society. Mrs. Schrack, their art teacher, is standing behind them. Please see GTC Page 5 By Annabelle Cross March has been a busy month on Green Turtle Cay with activities keeping everyone busy, especially on the weekends. There was the cancer walk on March 8th that had a large group walking to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society. The following Saturday offered activities to keep everyone busy. There was a town and beach clean-up organized by Reef Relief, a Road Race organized by Amy Roberts Primary School’s Physical Education coach, the Second Annual Abaco Cancer Society Art Show at the Green Turtle Club and Cameo Model Management’s model search.Art Show raised money for the Cancer SocietyThe Art Show at the Green Turtle Club featured works by local artists Leann Russell, Tim Higgs, Kim Roberts, Don Woods, Bob Zwickel, and Marjolein Scott. There was a silent auction offering a wide selection of items including Neem plants, jewelry, a handmade quilt, gift baskets and a weekend at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Bristol Wines and Spirits sponsored the event and offered a fine selection of wines for tasting while Estin Sawyer entertained the crowd. The event was well attended and the proceeds will benefit the Abaco Cancer Society. Students of Amy Roberts Primary School displayed their artwork at the event and donated the proceeds to the Abaco Cancer Society. Potential models were recruited Ms. Joan Hawkins of Cameo Model Management is a regular visitor to Green Turtle Cay. Each year she visits Amy Roberts Primary where she teaches a workshop. She recognizes potential in the local children and last year Blair Johnson was chosen to travel to New York to compete in The International Model and Talent Association’s Model Search. Blair was very successful and was the second runner up of the Young Miss Model of the Year Competition. Blair has since participated in photo shoots in Florida and Abaco and appeared in The Limited Too catalogs. On March 15th Ms. Hawkins along with Sonia Smith held an open house at the Green Turtle Club in search of local Abaco talent. Many local teens and younger children stopped by to chat with Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Smith. At the end of the weekend it was announced that 12 year old Deion Jones was the winner of the photo shoot. On March 17th the ladies were at Amy Roberts Primary for a workshop. Cameo Model Management Company is based in Alabama and is a member of IMTA.Fisheries’ MeetingOn March 17th the Department of Fisheries held a town meeting to offer an update on the Network of Marine Reserves Project. Local fishermen and concerned citizens packed the Administrative building to hear from the Director of Marine Resources, Michael Braynen. Mr. Braynen told the audience about a national project to establish a network of marine reserves in The Bahamas for the protection and preservation of marine resources. Five areas are being considered and a 37-square-mile area from the south end of Green Turtle Cay past the north end of Munjack Cay, inclusive of the Sea of Abaco and the reef systems, was the one Mr. Braynen was here to present to the people. If established, the ideal concept would be a No Take Zone where NO marine resources could be taken at any time, but other provisions and exceptions could be

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 Please see GTC Page 5 GTC From Page 4Meeting considered controversial marine preserve Green Turtle Cay residents are concerned about the proposed marine preserve suggested for their area. Here Carol Jean Lowe and her son, MJ Lowe, are speaking with the Director of Marine Resources, Mr. Michael Braynen, and Lakeshia Anderson, also with Marine Resources. discussed. Because the economy of Green Turtle Cay is based on fishing and tourism, the proposal of a No Take Zone in this crucial area was not welcomed by those in attendance! Those who spoke up felt the area was far too extensive and would threaten the economy and livelihood of the community. Considering the ever increasing cost of fuel and weather conditions on many days, going beyond this proposed reserve area to fish is not always feasible. One comment suggested that if the people on GTC were not even allowed to catch a few fish for a picnic or conchs for a scorch, then there was no point in “being Bahamian!” When asked why this area, which Green Turtle Cay held a fund raising walk on March 8 to raise money for the Abaco Cancer Society and for Molly McIntosh, who is undergoing treatments. This shows the group during a rest break.

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax: 242-367-3233 Cell: 242-458-2446 Sea Star Building (beside Maxwell’s) Marsh Harbour Perry ThomasOsbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experiencePerry Thomas, BRI Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done Rent your apartment or Þ nd an apartment to rent. We can help. Triplex, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom onebath apartments on the bottom floor, property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600 Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house with 2 bed and 1 bath. Sold together. Priced at $307,400 Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase a restaurant that is ready to go with all the necessary equipment needed to operate this lovely building, has sea views, is on 100’x120’ lot. Priced $424,000. Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees. Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, covered entryway with huge columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. situated on 1/4 acre of property in Bahama Palm Shores. Central air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub in master bath. Appraised at $600,000 REDUCED $402,800 Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing four one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment units that are fully furnished with central air conditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped. All units are rented. RECUDED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant business. Visit our other Þ ne properties at: www.adlerrealtybahamas.com Three bedroom, two bathroom home , fully furnished, central air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED $185,000. Can be sold separately or with above property. Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two, two bedroom/ one bath apartment units, fully furnished. One unit has central A/C and washer & dryer. The other unit has window A/C unit in the bedroom. Building sits on lot 131 x 90 property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you. Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross Lot #15 8,676 sf $30,452 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 grossFor sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11, 44, 112. These lots are priced individually. Lot #11 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size 131 x 110 (14,410 sf) $32,760 gross For sale 15 acres of land at Baker’s Heights near Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 , this property will go fast. Call today. Two lots for sale located on hillside in YellowwoodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and 1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net Triplex 3 1 bed/1 bath in Murphy Town Lot # 122 Central Pines Estates Lot # 78 Central Pines Estates Duplex, 2 1-bed, 1-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town 6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd. 4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each 5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together $253,171 Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, 1 at $48,730, 1 at $106,745 Duplex Murphy Town 2 story, 2 bedroom 1 bath up and down. $160,000 net UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CON TRACT SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT GTC From Page 4 includes a traditional fishing community, was chosen, Mr. Braynen said studies had shown special habitats existed in the reef system of the area. An offer was made to take members of Mr. Braynen’s team diving in the area to offer some local knowledge because people sitting in Nassau should not decide the future of those on Green Turtle Cay. Two very valid points were made by a fisherman in his 80s and a student. The fisherman commented that such a regulation would not only destroy the livelihood of the local fishermen, but also the tourist industry. Many of the tourists who visit GTC come to dive and fish. If they are not allowed to fish in this area, they would choose to visit another Abaco location where they could! The young student noted that there was no point in making more laws and regulations when the ones already on the books were not being enforced! Mr. Braynen could not offer a definite answer on how such a reserve would be policed and protected. It was suggested that within this proposed zone a few smaller areas be marked as no take areas. The people of Green Turtle Cay are all for conservation and feel it necessary to educate the young people of the need to protect our natural resources. However, this proposal threatens the livelihood of the people and is a threat to the future of the community. Mr. Braynen was accompanied by assistant fisheries officer, Ms. Anderson; marine conservationist Ms. Burrows; Assistant Fisheries Superintendent, Mr. Jarred Dillet; Mr. Leon Pinder and Mr. Carrol Laing, fisheries officers. Also in attendance were Mr. Jim Richard and Ms. Kristin Williams of Friends of the Environment and Mr. David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust. Mr. Braynen thanked those in attendance for their comments and suggestions and said he would relay the information to the Minister responsible for Marine Resources. Hopefully, the community will be updated on all decisions and information regarding the proposed project. While the topic of the meeting was very controversial and the residents feel threatened by the proposal, everyone remained relatively calm as they voiced their comments and opinions. Easter Easter is early this year and Mother Nature has not cooperated with Easter activities. The beautiful, calm weather we enjoyed at the beginning of the year has been blown away by March winds. It has been windy, overcast and cool, putting picnics and boating activities on hold. Very high seas and rage conditions had weather forecasts calling for boats to remain in port. The Whale Cay Passage has claimed lives in the past and everyone on Abaco should know how dangerous this area is when there is a rage. On March 19th when the seas were at the highest, a charter catamaran attempted to head south through Whale Cay passage. A wave hit the boat, smashing through the windshield, tearing through fiberglass and exiting through a glass door. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured and the boat was able to return to Green Turtle Cay. The awesome power of the wind and waves is evident in the damage done to the hull and rigging of the catamaran. Warnings on attempting Whale Cay passage should be taken seriously!Youth ActivitiesThe leaders of Awana Club braved the cool, windy weather to host the third annual Good Friday picnic at Gillam Bay. The clubbers were treated to a picnic lunch, games on the beach and swimming for those brave enough to go in the water! Mr. Jason was the lone adult/leader brave enough to swim! Everyone had a great time and went home with a bag of Easter treats! The Sunday School teachers of the Green Turtle Community Fellowship Church also braved cool, wet weather on Easter Sunday to host an Easter party for the children. Many thanks to the leaders and teachers of these groups for all they do for the children of the community!More news of Green Turtle CayThis is the Moorings charter boat that was damaged when it attempted to go around Whale Cay during a rage. A wave broke over the bow smashing the windshield, flooding the cabin with water and breaking out through the cabin door into the cockpit. The group was fortunate that the boat did not sink. Please see GTC Page 9

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder (242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax“ 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 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closing 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS WITH DOCKS! “Pineaple Point Resort” Luxury gated community Treasure Cay’s newest waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability of private boat slips. Pre-construction price starting at $529,000 net (plus closing costs). MUST SEE! Great investment opportunity and the most spectacular location in Treasure Cay 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 individual luxury units Starting at $850,000 + 14% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES 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 bedrom suite, all ocean views with patio/ balcony Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing MARINER’S COVE Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated pool, office, laundry Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished, never rented, extra feathures. MUST SEE FGS $351,000 Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good rental potential $220,150 FGS Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing TREASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. Good rental investment EXC. $514,250 FGS ROYAL PALM Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good rental income EXC $526,350 TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip EXC. $468,000 FGS SAND DOLLAR Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath, fully furnished. $640,000 FGS ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished, beach front, with good rental potential. Priced to sell. $868,000 + 7.5% 2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully furnished end unit includes 2 garages for car and golf cart along with a jeep and a golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced to sell $775,432 + 7½% OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS SANDPIPER BEACH “Lacey Daze” Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath, fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic ocean views and direct beach access from every room but one via decks and patios. The main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder room, double garage and u tility/workshop area. Included with its own entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own deck.Many features. MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing GALLEON BAY ESTATES “Gramling House” newly built, 2 storey home located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45’ dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered open boat/ car storage MUST SELL VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000 “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$1,850,000 + 7.5% LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on the beach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “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 bdrooms 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 ROCK POINT “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • 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 ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing List price plus buyer’s closingTreasure 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 SOLD SOLD

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3006 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.com WWW.ABACOINET.COM -Wireless Internet Access -Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Cafe (use your own computer or ours) -Coffee Bar! The Showcase of StarsBy Vernique Russell Cay Events will once again present the Showcase of the Stars to be held on April 2nd beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Treasure Cay Community Center and persons can enjoy the show for a donation of $10 at the door. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The public is invited to come out and be a part of this worthy event.Treasure CayÂ’s Annual Yard SaleBy Vernique Russell The Treasure Cay Property Owners Association held its annual yard sale on March 1. Vendors came from near and far to sell their goods and products. There were stalls selling household items, electronics, cooked food, books, furniture and much more. People filled the village parking lot to find the best buys and hidden treasures to take home with them. The event was very successful and the organizers were pleased with the support they received from both the participating vendors and the public. The sale lasted till about 12 noon. The yard sale is held every year during the first week in March and is a fund raiser for the Community Center and library in Treasure Cay.Junkanoo in MarchBy Vernique Russell We have all heard of Junkanoo in June, but the students of Treasure Cay Primary decided to bring the sounds of the cowbells and the rhythm of the goatskin drums alive during a performance in Treasure Cay. Scores of visitors and residents flocked to the Treasure Cay Shopping Center on March 3rd for an evening of Junkanoo fun as the students brought alive their performance from the island-wide Junior Junkanoo parade that was held in February. The students dazzled the crowd with their music and stunning dance performance as they paraded through the streets of Treasure Cay. The evening begun a little later than planned but the wait was well worth it.ItÂ’s Basketball Time AgainBy Vernique Russell The Abaco Basketball Association is back and doing well in Treasure Cay again. Local Government WeekBy Vernique Russell Local Government week was observed throughout The Bahamas during the week of March 17th through March 22nd. North Abaco Administrator, Mr. Theophilus Cox, and Chief Councillor for North Abaco, Mr. Steve Pedican, celebrated Local Government Week at S.C. Bootle High School on March 17. They spoke to the students on what is the purpose of Local Government and how Local Government works. A question and answer period followed with students asking many questions on workings of Local Government. Please see North Page 10 North Abaco News Hundreds turned out for Treasure CayÂ’s annual Yard Sale. It is sponsored by the Treasure Cay Library to raise funds for buying books and maintaining the library, but anyone is allowed to sell. Many people donate used items to the library for the sale. The variety of items is unlimited and the prices are right.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Bush medicine gardenThe Roland Roberts Environmental Center is the home of Reef Relief, a group dedicated to the preservation of the environment. The latest project at the center is the planting of a Bahamian Bush Garden. This garden, to be called the Richard (Blue) Jones Bahamian Bush Medicine Garden, will be opened on March 28th. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at Captain Roland Roberts House. Richard Jones was born and raised on GTC and is very knowledgeable on Bush Medicines and Remedies. The Bush Medicine Garden is a project to preserve Bahamian history. GTC From Page 6Golf carts must follow rules, tooOver the past week there have been at least three accidents involving golf carts. There are many advantages to renting or owning a golf cart, but they are not toys and should be used responsibly. Fortunately, none of the accidents has been serious, but should be taken as a warning. The same rules that apply in the city should be followed on GTC.• Children are NOT allowed to drive • Don’t drive the “wrong” way in ONE WAY traffic. • Don’t drive while under the influence of alcohol • Speeding is dangerous • Don’t overtake other vehicles on a curve. • And it is important to keep in mind that there are other larger vehicles on the road. Following simple rules make it safer for everyone on the road! Pirates Ball From Page 1 cal), Colyn McDonald (guitar), Cornelius Johnson (base), and “Munks” at the drums warmed up the atmosphere as soon as they started playing. Salsa, soca and reggae drew a good number of people on the dance floor for several hours. Mr. Sid Dawes, one of the organizers of the function, oversaw the best costume competition. Unanimously voted as best male dressed pirate was a one-legged, oneeyed boat captain from Venezuela carrying a half dozen guns. He received $200. The second prize of $100 went to Mr. Johnny Furman. Among the women, Sandra Cook from Nassau came first and Rosalie Pyform took the second place. It never got over-crowded, but a good number of people patronized the function, all having a good time, perhaps ever a better time than if there had been too many people around. The Scurvy Few were a little disappointed of the low turnout and are meeting to determine if this was the right time of the year to hold the function. But whatever the date, rest assure that there will be a Pirates’ Ball next year. Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 There is uncertainty to when the season actually began but one thing is certain and that is that games have been held on two occasions and have received great support from the local residents. The residents in North Abaco are extremely grateful to have games back and look forward to enjoying even more games during the remainder of the season.School NewsS.C. Bootle High SchoolThe Cuban Ambassador visitsBy Vernique Russell The principal, staff and students of S.C. Bootle High School were overwhelmed to be visited by the Cuban Ambassador to The Bahamas, His Excellency Jose Ponce, on March 13. Mr. Ponce spoke to the students at a general assembly and met with Principal Huel Moss and the auto mechanics teacher who is a Cuban native, Mr. Roberto Gomez. During the visit a wide range of topics was discussed, including scholarship opportunities and the historical relationship between Cuba and The Bahamas. Ambassador Ponce also spoke to one of Mr. GomezÂ’s auto mechanics classes. Mr. Gomez prepared a special lunch for the Ambassador before he returned to Nassau later in the day.Commonwealth Day is observedBy Vernique Russell Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year as a reminder of the connection that binds the Commonwealth nations together. S.C. Bootle celebrated Commonwealth Day with a special ceremony at the school on March 14 that took on a different twist. Rather than the traditional assembly which features the lifestyle and culture of the various nations within the Commonwealth, a special focus was placed on the environment. This yearÂ’s theme was Our Environment, Our Future and was very appropriate. Mrs. Laura Davis addressed the students about what is being done on Abaco in respect to environmental concerns. Mrs. Terrece Bethel gave a PowerPoint presentation of various Commonwealth countries showing what is being done in other countries to promote conservation and environmental awareness. The presentation was very exciting, entertaining and educational. Special guest speaker was Mrs. DÂ’Shan Maycock from the Friends of the Environment organization. S.C. Bootle has a very active Environmental Club that has adopted a public beach and established a recycling program. Students have been very instrumental in the upkeep of the programs. Treasure Cay Primary School also celebrated Commonwealth Day. Mrs. Laura Davis and Mrs. DÂ’Shan Maycock were the guest speakers at its special assembly. Students carried out activities such as cleaning their surroundings and planting trees in keeping with the theme for the year. The guests speakers delivered interesting presentations that amazed the students.Scholarship Seminar HeldBy Vernique Russell Students of S.C. Bootle High School attended a seminar on scholarship availability in the country from private and government agencies. District Superintendent for Abaco, Mrs. Lenora Black, opened the session and encouraged the students to take advantage of these opportunities. Mr. Kareem Bowe of the Department of EducationÂ’s Scholarship Division told students during a very lively presentation, about the amount of money available to students from the various agencies in terms of scholarships. A similar meeting was held in Central Abaco.Sherlin Bootle Students Show ImprovementBy Vernique RussellThe principal and staff at the Sherlin Bootle High School are proud to report that they have seen massive improvement in the work and efforts of their students. This year many parents are pleased that their children have improved and are well on their way to the best school year of their life. This year 19 more students proved that they were determined to succeed and made it to the honor roll while other studentsÂ’ hard work helped them to achieve higher grade point averages when compared to last year. The figure for the honor roll is 14 percent of the entire school population. While there is still much work to be done, Principal Huel Moss and his staff are excited to see that students and parents alike have become more interested and more concerned about their future.S.C. Bootle Media CenterBy Vernique Russell Sherlin Bootle High School is proud to boast of its newly established Media Center that has become a reality due to the hard work of the principal and staff along More North Abaco News Please see North Page 11 North From Page 8 Buyers are so eager to begin looking over the wares at the Treasure Cay Yard Sale that the gates have to be kept closed until the opening time. Food and drinks as well as new and used items were available. 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EXCLUSIVE $750,000 HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com If We DonÂ’t Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lub-berÂ’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE15 Mar 2008 High Rock beautiful home , 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $750,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial property downtown Marsh Harbour, approx 2.5 acres $2.5 million EXCLUSIVE Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. 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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Mermaid Reef Villas On quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool 2B/2B furnished• Beside Mermaid Reef Week, Month, Year • call 242-367-0518 or 577-0451 More North Abaco News Please see North Page 12 North From Page 10 with concerned members of the public. This Media Center provides a comfortable and efficient service to the many government agencies and the public that would host meetings and seminars at the school grounds. Recently the Ministry of Health and Social Development and other community leaders held a Town Meeting at the school on March 13 to discuss the Solid Waste Management Project. The Minister of Health, the Hon. Hubert Minnis, attended the meeting which was chaired by Administrator Theophilus Cox. Principal Huel Moss and his staff are really excited about the media center and looks forward to being able to enjoy the center and to be able to render the assistance to those in need when duty calls. This is another great accomplishment for the school and is only a testimony of even greater things to come.Talent Show was a SuccessBy Vernique Russell The Sherlin Bootle High School Social Studies Department in conjunction with North Abaco Youth Committee hosted an evening talent, fun and excitement show under the theme A Night under the Stars. This event was held as a fund raiser for both of the groups. The event was held at the school grounds under the tent. It was very well attended with over 300 students, teachers and a few parents danced, sang and modeled on stage. The organizers of this event were very satisfied with the turnout and are optimistic of future events. The committee thanks all who supported this event and looks forward to continued support from the public. Sport Day is celebratedBy Vernique Russell The Sherlin Bootle High School celebrated its annual Inter-house Sports Meet on February 18th and 20th. Students were divided into four houses to compete and obtain bragging rights for the year as champions. The houses are Lions, Cougars, Tigers and Panthers. At the beginning of the fun-filled two days of exciting competition, a house pep rally was held and this motivated and excited both the teachers and students assigned to the variFrank Knowles Hope Town 242-577-0339 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Featured PropertyShop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com Long Term Rentals AvailableGilpin Point Beautiful beach front lots. Only 4 available. Starting at $195,000 Excluous houses. The official opening of Sport’s Day 2008 was done by Mr. Lynden Scott. Ms. Donnavette Martin, a former physical education teacher at the school, traveled from Nassau to assist. As usual, the event was very competitive with several lead changes. After all the scores were tallied and the judges had checked and rechecked, it was the Lions House in first place followed by the Cougars and Panthers and Tigers. For the second consecutive year the The Treasure Cay Tour of Homes proved to be popular. This is the pool and garden of Curry’s Garden. Shown here Judy Beck and Joyce Rowland. Refreshments were offered at this house. This is the interior of Summertime, one of the houses open for viewing on the Treasure Cay Tour of Homes held on March 14. Ten residences were open and one large yacht, the Island Tyme. The tour is a fund raising for the Community Center.

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Lions claim bragging rights of having the best athletes in the school and the right to the Chuck Colebrook floating trophy for another year. We will have to wait to see if one of the other houses will rally up and claim the prestigious title of Champions next year.BoysÂ’ and GirlsÂ’ Seminar HeldBy Vernique Russell S.C. Bootle held its Annual Boys/Girls Seminars on February 19th. With the increase of violence, drug usage, teenage pregnancy and disease among our young people, the facilitators of the Annual Boys/ Girls seminar seek to address the issues. The GirlÂ’s Seminar was facilitated by the female staff and covered topics such as STDÂ’s, HIV/AIDS, Love Your Self and were treated to a movie that promoted self-esteem. The BoyÂ’s Seminar had special guest speakers including Pastor Derek Benjamin who spoke on Religion and Morals , Dr. A. Francois who spoke on Drugs and its Effects and Pastor Gary King who spoke on Conflict Resolution. Both groups were entertained with a musical concert put on by the local group, New Entry Band. In keeping with the dayÂ’s theme, a balanced, healthy lunch and drink was provided for all students by the schoolÂ’s Home Economics Department. Mrs. Sandy Edwards, Health and Family Life Officer, along with other officers from Nassau, conducted a short seminar with several teachers and students of the Teachers and Nurses Cadet Programs. The theme focused on HIV and Teenage Pregnancy. Every year the seminar strives to achieve high heights and reach students on a more personal level. The seminars have proven to be very effective and educational for both the students and teachers.Treasure Cay Primary holds SportÂ’s DayBy Vernique Russell Treasure Cay Primary School celebrated its annual sports day on March 18th and 19th. The events took place at the school track and for the first time included a marathon race that started at Full Gospel Assembly of God Church and ended at the school grounds with an extra lap around the track. Mr. Charles Poitier, head of the Physical Education Department at the school was responsible for the event. The student body is divided into three houses that are named in honor of former governor generals: Butlers, Cashs and Darlings. After two days of competition the Butler house claimed first place followed by Cash and then Darling. Students are now making preparation for the annual inter-island track and field competition.Treasure Cay Primary Students Featured at Art ShowBy Vernique Russell Creativity, talent and beauty were the highlights of an Art Show that featured the work of the students of the Treasure Cay Primary. Under the direction of the art teacher, Mrs. Anne Smith, students displayed their work at an open house held on March 3rd and 4th at the Community Center in Treasure Cay. The artwork was sold for reasonable prices and the proceeds will be used to assist the school art department and the school at large. Mrs. Smith is very grateful to the public for its continued support to the art department at the school. Mrs. Myrtis Russell, Principal and her staff expressed appreciation for the support of the students that the community shows. Church News Revival Time donates Playground for PreschoolBy Vernique Russell Bishop Henry Wright and the members and followers of Revival Time Pentecostal, CooperÂ’s Town, donated a playground to the Success Kids Academy in CooperÂ’s Town. Principal Regena Moxey and her staff are grateful for the play area and say thank you to Bishop Wright and his congregation for their kind donation. Revival in Little AbacoBy Vernique Russell The churches in Little Abaco have united and formed a Non-Denominational union. They have put aside their denominational affiliations and have become one voice. Their aim is to reach the lost souls for the cross. They have begun revival services which will continue throughout the year. The revivals are held at various churches during a week that is set aside for that purpose. The organizers are hoping to lead the way in bringing all GodÂ’s children together to worship, to carry the gospel of Christ and to win souls for the kingdom. To let dying men and women know that the wages for sin is still death. Look out for dates and venues for the revivals and letÂ’s all come to gether to lift up and declare the name of the Lord in this season.Gospel CrusadeBy Vernique Russell Pastor Silbert Mills and the family of Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town along with friends brought the message of the cross to North Abaco in a one-night crusade that was held at IngrahamÂ’s Park in CooperÂ’s Town. The crusade featured the sounds of many powerful men and women of God including the New Direction of Treasure Cay and Friendship Praise and Worship team. The goal of the crusade was to bring the message of salvation out of the four walls and reach souls that are North From Page 11 Please see North Page 13 Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging More North Abaco News

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-283-3781 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property Management ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:• New Listing! 1/4 acre beachfront lot at north end of Bight O Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. 80’ on the water. Near public dock and historic settlement of New Plymouth. $490,000 pus 7% to close • New Listing! Two ¼-acre good buildable lots in quiet residential area within walking distance of Coco Bay Beach. Lot 20 (10,403 sq. ft.) B$84,000 gross. Lot 25 (12,540) sq. ft.) B$90,000 gross Studio guest cottage. Solar optional. Water view. Coco Bay Beach. $295,000 plus 7% to close SOLD • Fot the ultimate in privacy, three bedroom, two bath furnished home on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Over 1000 feet of waterfront. New dock with lift. $2.7m plus 7% to close • This stately two story furnished beachfront home on the Atlantic Ocean is based on an 1871 mansion built in Guadalupe. Five bedrooms and four baths. A/C throughout. Whirlpool tub in Master Bedroom. Study/office. Excellent rental history. Meticulously kept property. B$2.545 million including all closing costs. • Striking four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home. A/C, W/D, single attached garage. 2500 sq. ft. under roof with large screened porch and patio. View of Sea of Abaco. Reduced $895,000 inclusive of all closing costs • Four bedroom four bath furnished waterfront home on Bluff Harbour with dock. Beautiful views. $1.95 million plus 10% closing costs. • Large four bedroom two and a half bath immaculate furnished home with office and attached garage. Great attention to detail. 140 steps to the beach. B$795,000 plus 2% to close. • One acre oceanfront lot with 66’ on Atlantic Ocean at Ocean Beach. Reef is close enough to shore to swim to. $945,000. All closing costs included. • 3 acre Bahamian estate with 300’ on Atlantic Ocean Beach and 1/2 acre water front on Black Sound. Furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath main house plus attached owner’s unit with kit/liv/ding area and one bedroom and one bath. High elevation. Swimming pool. Observation tower. Owner financing available. $2.5 million with all closing costs included. • Atlantic Ocean lot on Munjack Cay UNDER CONTRACT • Long Bay beach lot 1¾-acre SOLD • 11,000 sq. ft. lot. Waterview. Coco Bay $152,500 firm with all closing costs in. UNDER CONTRACT • 19,000 sq. ft. lot. Inland. White Sound. SOLD ON SCOTLAND CAY: • New Listing! Beautiful lot located in protected bayside cove on the Sea of Abaco. 117’ of waterfront by 193” deep. Dock possible. $550,000 plus 7% to close. North From Page 12 Please see North Page 30 lost. The crusade was very successful and drew a large crowd. Invitation to Bible StudyBy Vernique Russell The public is invited to join the Cities of Refuge family for Life in the Word Bible Study and Teaching with Pastor Gordon McIntosh. There promises to be eye-opening insight, Biblical guidance, open forum discussions, question and answer sessions and tips for everyday living according to the Word of God. Life in the Word is held every Monday night at the church in the Brent Lowe Plaza in Treasure Cay just a block south of the Treasure Cay airport and begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and enjoy adventures in the Word of God. The pastor and members of Cities of Refuge would like to thank the public for their support at their cook-out on March 1st at the cabana in Treasure Cay.Church of God hosted revivalBu Vermique RussellThe Church of God in Cooper’s Town hosted a week of revival services during the week of March 10th through the 14th at the church. The speaker for the services was Evangelist Evans Cogan from Jamaica. The visiting evangelist firmly believes in the signs and wonders that were spoken about in the Bible and he seeks such a move of God for deliverance and healing for the people who are seeking after it. Likewise during the services he seeks to build the faith of those present to receive their blessings from above. The overall week was very successful and was a blessing to all in attendance.St. Simon by the Sea Family AffairBy Vernique Russell The Anglican Church family throughout North Abaco reflected on the family during February and March. A series of services was held at the local churches within the district that focused on the family. Parishioners gathered to hear God’s Word concerning the family. The guest speaker throughout the time of celebrations was Rev. Terrence Morrison of Zion Baptist in Nassau. He is known for his ability to declare the Word without compromising God’s standard and requirements for holy living. On March 12th Rev. Morrison spoke at the St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay to a full congregation. The family-focused seminars were well attended in every community. The seeds that were planted during the seminar were much needed.Revival was heldBy Vernique Russell World renowned singer Gloria Wilks, known for her rendition of her song God Put a Rainbow in the Sky , was on Abaco for two weeks of revival services. Evangelist Wilks, who hails from the Cayman Islands and a former native of Jamaica, is a pastor, author and songwriter. She was hosted at services at Cities of Refuge in Treasure Cay during the first week of services and in Sandy Point at the Assemblies of God Church for the second week. Throughout the revivals the message was that righteousness exalts a nation and sin is still a reproach to any people. Throughout the week God manifested His Spirit to heal, mend and deliver His people. Evangelist Wilks expressed her appreciation to the people of Abaco who displayed hospitality toward her guest and herself. She is looking forward to returning to Abaco in the future to declare the Word of God. Women of honorBy Vernique Russell Mrs. Chamaine Bootle had a vision a few years ago to open her home and heart to the molding of young ladies between the ages of 13-18. She along with her team has dedicated her efforts to ensure that our young women do not go astray but instead a new hope has been born and help is here. On March 15th young ladies from Marsh Harbour to Cooper’s Town gathered for a time of discussion and fellowship. The guest speaker for the first meeting for the year was Nurse Chamaine Cornish from the government clinic in Cooper’s Town. She sought to educate the young ladies on every topic from personal hygiene to sex and its effects. The young ladies listened in amazement as Nurse Cornish made her presentation. Following the presentation, the ladies were treated to a down-home meal that was prepared by the organizers. The bi-monthly meetings are open to young lady regardless of their religious affiliation, race/ color or denomination and are free of charge to all. It is a place to build character and self esteem, to grow and to be educated.People in the News Congratulations By Vernique Russell Mr. and Mrs. Ashton McDonald were joined in holy matrimony on March 15th in a ceremony at the Coco Beach in Treasure Cay that was officiated by Rev. Stafford Symonette. Mrs. Tanisha McDonald is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams of Dundas Town and Mr. McDonald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome McDonald of Treasure Cay. The guests were treated to an evening reception at the Faith Convention Center in Marsh Harbour. The couple will reside in Marsh Harbour. Congratulations are extended to the couple. It is our prayer that you always be blessed and your wine glass will always remain full with love, laughter and endurance. More North Abaco News Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 577-0474 375-8833 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 MarshHarbour:367-5454€HopeTown:366-0700€E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.com€www.HGChristie.com €Lot28:1.63acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10802€Lot29:1.75acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10803€Lot25:1.73acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$3,995,000.Ref.AS10742€Lot5:1.1acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,350,000.Ref.AS10817€Lot51:1.072acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,100,000.Ref.AS10698€Lot47:4bed/4.5bathgolfcourseluxuryhome.$4,495,000.Ref.AS 10701 BEACHFRONT,OCEANFRONT& GOLFCOURSEESTATEPARCELSTheAbacoClub,WindingBay ExperienceTheIncomparableLifestyleAtTheAbacoClub*18-HoleTropicalLinksŽGolfCourse*CliffsideClubhouse,Restaurant&Bar*InfinityPool&Jacuzzi*ElimisSpa&FitnessCenter*Tennis*WaterSports*Equestrian The Bahamas National Trust is aware that there is a great deal of concern within the Abaco community regarding the proposed development for the southern end of Abaco by the Valencia Capital Group. The South Abaco area is an important area for Bahama Parrots, especially the coppice or “Green Land.” Scientific research confirms that while the pine forest is important during the breeding season for the Bahama Parrot, the surrounding coppice is perhaps even more important for foraging and raising young parrots. The BNT herein places on public record that it has not entered into any agreements with the Valencia Capital Group nor have we in any way endorsed their proposed project. We have contacted the Office of the Prime Minister to determine what if any permissions have been granted to the developers.BNT’s Interaction with the Valencia Capital Group to dateThe BNT was first introduced to Valencia Capital Group early last year. Following an initial informal meeting, the developer requested permission to use a road in the Abaco National Park to access their property in order to clear their boundary lines. BNT did not issue any permissions and was awaiting further contact by the developers before proceeding, On May 2, 2007, the BNT received a report from Friends of the Environment on Abaco that there was illegal road clearing in the Abaco National Park. The report was confirmed and the Marsh Harbour Police were contacted for assistance. Once contacted by BNT the proposed developers agreed to immediately cease all tractor activity both on the old logging road and on their private lands. They were advised that failing to comply would result in legal action being advanced by the BNT. BNT staff subsequently met with the developers on the site to discuss the unauthorized tractor activity on the old logging road. BNT, officials accompanied by members of Friends of the Environment, expressed to the developers that the act of the illegal clearing was in and of itself worrisome and utterly condemned. We stressed to them, however, that we were even more concerned the activity had taken place in the active parrot nesting season and within an area that has seen active nesting activity in recent past. The developer was made to fund the cost of an ecological assessment to determine the overall impact on the habitat and of any impact on the nesting activity of the Bahama Parrot. Further the developer agreed to support and fund an educational campaign for heavy equipment owners and operators to sensitize them about the Abaco National Park and other environmental legislation of which they need to be aware. The Bahamas National Trust values our relationship with the Abaco community whose strong support was critical for the establishment of the Abaco National Park. The BNT has recently hired an Abaco National Park warden, Mr. David Knowles, and we feel that having an office and person in place on Abaco will facilitate better communication and relationships with our partners and constituents. BNT will be watching this proposed development very carefully. We are in touch with the relevant government agencies including the Office of the Prime Minister, the BEST Commission and the Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation (AMMC) and have advised these government agencies of our concerns about this proposed development. The Trust is fully committed to protecting habitat for the Abaco Parrot lands both inside and outside the park are important for its survival. As such, we will not support any development that is incompatible with the overall protection of the cherished Abaco Parrot. For further Information contact: Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director lgape@bnt.bs 242-393-1317BNT issed a Statement on the proposed development at South Abaco Golf Car DepotCall Today 954-941-3918 714-240-9456 www.golfcardepot.com 3,000 used Club Cars in stockNew red Club Car Precedent with four seats facing forward. Possible roof and rear seat can make it a six passenger New black Club Car Precedent with four seats facing forward. Gas or electric

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Multiple Listing System What is MLS? A Multiple Listing System (MLS) allows participating real estate agents to place their sellers’ homes on a database providing information to other licensed real estate agents about these listings. This is greatly bene Þ cial to the seller as it is great exposure for your property. The MLS is quite important to the buyer as well. If your real estate agent is a participating member of the MLS and is searching for suitable properties for you, this system is the best tool because your real estate agent will have access to all properties listed by other members. Whether buying or selling make sure your real estate agent is a member of the Multiple Listing Service of the Bahamas Real Estate Association, Abaco Chapter! The Þ rst MLS service in The Bahamas was launched on Abaco on October 1st and, to date, the participating members are: Derek Lee Abaco Cays Realty Chris Plummer Abaco Cays Realty Cindy Newell Abaco Estate Services Ed Newell Abaco Estate Services Bill Thompson Abaco Real Estate Elaine Thompson Abaco Real Estate Sandra Evans Abaco Waterfront Properties Bill Thorndycraft Abaco Waterfront Properties Brent Cartwright Aisle of Palm Realty Maria Silvester Aisle of Palm Realty Rhiannon Thomas Aisle of Palm Realty Chris Roberts Bahamas Realty Abaco Molly Roberts Bahamas Realty Abaco John Bethell Bayfront Realty Nassau Chris Farrington Coldwell Banker Mailin Sands Coldwell Banker Bill Albury Damianos Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Jane Patterson Damianos Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Laurie Schreiner Damianos Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Stan Sawyer Damianos Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Kerry Sullivan Damianos Sotheby’s Intl. Realty Donna Rees Era Dupuch Real Estate James Rees Era Dupuch Real Estate June Russell Graham Real Estate Neil Aberle H.G. Christie Ltd Kathleen Albury H.G. Christie Ltd John Christie H.G. Christie Ltd Dwayne Wallas H.G. Christie Ltd John Cash John Cash Realty (Ruth) Anne Albury Treasure Cay Real Estate Everett Pinder Treasure Cay Real Estate Marcellus Roberts Treasure Cay Real Estate Abaco Chapter The Bahamas Real Estate Association A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 . Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16Guana Harbour Grocery School News Please see School Page 16Catholic Board held math competition on AbacoBy Samantha V. Evans On February 29th the Catholic Board of Education held its first triangular Mathematics Quiz Competition here on Abaco. The competition was held at St. Francis de Sales Church in Marsh Harbour. Teams from Grand Bahama Catholic High and Aquinas College from Nassau came to Abaco for this event. The competition was opened by Mrs. Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education for Abaco. Ms. Joan Rolle, curriculum officer of the Catholic Board of Education was in attendance. Mr. Rahim of Abaco Central High School and Mr. George, a philanthropist and volunteer, were judges while Ms. Simone Baptiste of S.C. Bootle High School was the Quiz Master. In her speech Mrs. Black mentioned that it is events like this that should be highlighted and broadcast instead of the fights in schools. Each team was represented by eight students and chaperoned by two teachers. The motto of the competition was Achieving Excellence Together. The event exposed our local students to a higher level of competition. It is hoped that it has built up their spirit of competitiveness. Grand Bahama came first, Aquinas second and the host school was the perfect host, coming third in the competition. The next competition will be held next year on Grand Bahama.Bridging the Gap Cleans their CommunityTwenty members of Bridging the Gap Youth Program took part in a community service project on March 15th. The purpose of the project was to teach students the importance of keeping their environment clean. The organizer of this event was Guidance Counselor of Central Abaco Primary School and Coordinator of the group, Ms. Samantha Evans. The group began the clean up on the school grounds, then cleaned the streets surrounding the school including Forrest Drive. The students were amazed by the amount of garbage on the streets. The two students to receive prizes for being the most diligent when it came to this community service project were Loudino Box of grade 5 and Jontae Dorsette of grade 4. Teachers learn new classroom strategiesBy Samantha V. Evans Timing, Tone and Tact along with Love, Affirmation and Praise are new techniques that teachers learned about to build better relationships with their students and resolve The students who are part of the Bridging the Gap program at Central Abaco Primary School did community service by cleaning up around their school and in the surrounding streets.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Booth rentals available Contact Liann Key Kaighin 357-6535 All proceeds to benefit Every Child Counts school.2nd Annual Stede Bonnet Hill Boxcar DerbyApril 12th, 2008 Registration Sat 9:30 am Time trials 10 am to noon Both at the hill Races start noon until completion Individual entry fee $25.00 School entry fee $20.00 Peewee, Junior and Adult divisions Slalom & Downhill events Please see School Page 18 School From Page 15 More School News conflicts within the classroom on Mach 13th and March 14th at Abaco Central High School and S.C. Bootle High School, respectively. This 3TÂ’s strategy was implemented by a counselor, Pastor Rudolph Cooper, then modified by Mrs. Ann Smith to put into presentation form. The presentation begins with a dramatic play that depicts how our students carry a lot of load in their backpacks that they bring to school on a daily basis. Mrs. Smith told the teachers of both schools that just like them, children carry baggage as well so they must become sensitive to their needs rather than becoming stagnant and unwilling to change. Mrs. Smith told them that the teaching profession directly impacts lives so teachers must examine themselves first to ensure that they are at their best everyday for their students. It is important that they understand human behavior so that they will realize that they influence the people around them. Hence, they must ensure that they communicate the right behaviors to others. Mrs. Smith stated that emotions can be controlled but each person has to make a choice to do so. She encouraged them to deposit good and beneficial things into the lives of their students rather than the negative. In order to build good relationships, Mrs. Smith explained that they must be seasoned with love, affirmation and praise on a daily basis. It is important to communicate those feelings to the person you care for. Love can be communicated by body language and verbally. She believes that expressing love must be planned and a concerted effort made to ensure those persons that they are loved. Affirming a personÂ’s value and worth to you is extremely important as well. Praising a personÂ’s efforts and accomplishments or simply acknowledging a good deed will mean a lot to your loved ones. Additionally, praise should always be expressed before a critical word is spoken. Once applied, these three ingredients are guaranteed to take your relationships to a new level. What is Timing, Tone, and Tact? The 3Ts are important to use when a conflict arises to ensure that it is handled in the proper way. This strategy is so simple that the teachers were encouraged to teach them to their students. Timing is most important when handling an issue. Mrs. Smith encouraged the teachers to not deal with a matter in anger, when frustrated, in haste or when Teachers at Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High Schools attended seminars presented at their schools giving them new approaches for dealing with students. This is the group at S.C. Bootle High.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Don MacKay Boulevard, marsh Harbour E-mail: fcc_williams@yahoo.com Call: 367-3883, 367-4095 • Mon Fri • 9-4 p.m.Now OpenMajestic Roomin Marsh Harbour’s Faith Convention Center Proms Banquets Seminars Concerts Graduations Symposiums Private Parties Club Meetings Bridal Showers Private Parties Art Exhibitions Birthday Parties Beauty Pageants Business Meetings Theatrical Performances Weddings and Receptions Conventions / Conferences State-of-the-art systems for your functionWireless Internet Frederick’s Agency Ltd.Custom’s BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2333 • Fax 242-367-3136 Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs School From Page 16 Please see School Page 19 More School News not mentally sound. They must pick the right time to address the issue. The next T Tone speaks to the volume or intensity in your voice. Smith encouraged the teachers to remain calm and try to use an even tone when addressing a matter. She told them that loud and aggressive tone coupled with negative expressions will result in others reacting in a defensive manner. The final T – Tact is vital, yet many persons are not at all tactful. They say what they want to say without thinking first. It is important to be sensitive when confronting difficult persons and issues. Mrs. Smith gave the following tactics to consider: be respectful of others and their feelings; praise publicly, but criticize privately. She told the teachers that once they begin change within themselves first, then it will become easier for them to address and correct the mistakes of others, including their students. Commonwealth Day is celebratedBy Samantha V. Evans March 10th was observed as Commonwealth Day across The Bahamas and internationally. Numerous schools held services at their school on this day with the focus being on the environment. The message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth focused on protecting the environment where we all live. She talked about the impact pollution, the changes in the climate and the depletion of the ozone layer are having on the earth. She stated that some countries in the Commonwealth have already taken steps to protect the areas where they live, but she urged everyone to remember that some environmental choices available in one country may not be available in another. In some countries, fossil fuels can be used more sparingly and buildings can be made of more efficient, sustainable materials than someone who relies on trees of their local forest for fuel, shelter and livelihood. She believes that if we recognize the interests and needs of the people who are most affected, then they will be better able to work with them to bring about lasting changes. Her Majesty stated that this concept has already been one of the strengths of the Commonwealth and awareness of the environmental issues is now spreading to the rest of the world with the understanding that future generations should be able to enjoy clean air, sufficient fresh drinking water and energy without risking damage to the planet. She firmly believes that the youth should be made more aware of the challenges we face so that they can commit to taking better care of the environment as well. At Central Abaco Primary School, an hour-long assembly was held as children dressed in the native dress of several of the Commonwealth countries including Barbados, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Guana. They told us all about each land. The guest speaker of this event was one of the teachers, Mr. Richard Akompi, who spoke about Guana. At St. Francis de Sales School they had the parade of the flags of 13 countries includStudents of Central Abaco Primary School celebrated Commonwealth Day on March 10 with a program emphasizing the environment. Students dressed in the native clothes of several Commonwealth countries. Central Abaco Primary School named its Students of Month for January. They were Nathan Darville 5th grade, Kerline Almens 3rd grade, Robenson Philogene 3rd grade, Anischka Devilas 5th grade, Junior Almens 5th grade, Jayron Jean 3rd grade, Cacia Eugene 2nd grade and Jerone Burrows 1st grade. The students received their certificates and a student of the month pin.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 KATHLEENALBURY,BRI Broker/Appraiser HopeTown 366-0700 Cell:577-0333 kathleen@hgchristie.com NEILABERLE,BRI EstateAgent MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:577-0277 neil@hgchristie.com AINSLEYHARRISON SalesAssistant MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:577-0422 ainsley@hgchristie.com MARGOALBURY Rentals/EstateAgent MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:359-6576 margo@hgchristie.com ROBBIEBETHEL SalesAssistant HopeTown 366-0700 Cell:577-8533 robbie@hgchristie.com DWAYNEWALLAS AssociateAppraiser MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:359-6046 dwayne@hgchristie.com MarshHarbour:367-5454€HopeTown:366-0700€E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.com€www.HGChristie.com Contactusforyour FREEcopyof IslandBreeze,Issue2007 andGuideToInvestingIn RealEstateInTheBahamas. HILLTOP Newexclusivecommunitycomprising12hilltop lotsand4waterfrontlotswithstunningviewsof WhiteSound,theSeaofAbacoandtheAtlantic Ocean.Sizesrangefrom12,000to17,000sq.ft. Hillsidelotsfrom$305,000. Waterfrontlotsat$785,000. InternetRef.PS10605 EXCLUSIVE SALES € RENTALS € APPRAISALS € RESIDENTIAL € COMMERCIAL PIGEONHILLWhiteSound,ElbowCay School From Page 18 Please see School Page 21 More School News ing The Bahamas and for each country a student was dressed in its native attire. A slide show of each of the those countries was shown to the students with general information of each country including the national symbols, the national anthem, sports, its native food, political history and present situation and education. Students Learn about Scholarship OpportunitiesBy Samantha V. Evans Preparing for college is a very tedious task. But the earlier students begin preparing the easier the process can become. On March 13-14 a team of experts from the Ministry of Education, the Lyford Cay Foundation, The College of the Bahamas and the Island School visited Abaco for two intense days of talks with high school students on the island. This trip was organized by Mrs. Mazorian Powell, Senior Education Officer for Guidance and Counseling, and Mrs. Ann Smith, Supervisor Guidance & Counseling Unit, both from the Ministry of Education. The purpose of this tour was to inform students of the requirements needed to get into The College of the Bahamas, scholarships that are available to help them pay for college and other opportunities available for them to study at an environmentally-focused post secondary institution. Mrs. Powell told the students to take advantage of the opportunities available to them and remember that nothing is impossible if they are prepared to work for it. Mrs. Smith told the students that a positive attitude plus preparation plus opportunity equals success. Both are very impressed with the intelligent students who have come from this island and attended colleges with the assistance of two of the institutions represented there today. The first student to speak was a recent graduate of Forest Heights Academy, Matthew Wedgewood, who is on a full scholarship to The College of the Bahamas and recipient of the Bursar’s Award. Another student, Kenneth Strachan, a former S.C. Bootle student, will be Dr. Strachan, a gynecologist, by summer 2008. Mrs. Hinsey and Ms. Carey spoke fondly of both young men and encouraged Abaco youth to follow in their footsteps. Mr. Kareem Bowe spoke of the scholarships that are available from the Ministry Representatives of the College of The Bahamas, Lyford Cay Foundation, the Ministry of Education and the Island School spent two days on Abaco speaking to high school students about higher eductaion, what the requirements are for COB and what scholarships are available.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN CHARTER YACHTSIt has been brought to this Department’s attention that there are a number of foreign vessels conducting Charters within Bahamian waters, without following the proper Registration procedures in order to do so. The Boat Registration Act, states that: No boat shall ply, be offered or let for hire for use in the waters of the Bahama Islands unless and until it is registered by the New Providence Port Authority under this Act. No persons shall act as Master of a boat required to be registered under this Act (hereinafter in the Act referred to as “a boat for hire”) unless and until he has obtained a licence from the New Providence Port Authority so to do. Be advised that the maximum penalty for Foreign Vessels operating without a valid Certi Þ cate of Registration, and an unlicensed Master, is Þ ve thousand dollars or one year imprisonment or both such imprisonment and Þ ne. In addition to the penalties mentioned ANY vessel may be ordered forfeited. If you wish to engage in charters in The Bahamas, you may contact the following of Þ ces for copies of the Boat Registration (Yacht) Rules, 1992: The Port Department, Nassau Telephone: (242) 322-8832 Fax: (242) 322-5545 The Port Department, Grand Bahama Telephone: (242) 352-9163 Fax: (242) 351-4538 The Port Department, Abaco Telephone: (242) 367-2934 Fax: (242) 367-0041 Signed Captain Anthony J. Allens PORT CONTROLLER Port DepartmentPublic Notice

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 NCRForms Invoice Cashiers Tickets Receipts Purchase Orders Custom Forms and more... No Carbon RequiredNumberedPerforatedBooked2, 3, 4 part FormsLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bs Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas of Education. The first scholarship is the National Merit Scholarship that is awarded to at least seven students per year to study for a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university. The value of this scholarship is $25,000 per annum. The applicants must be between the ages of 16-25, be Bahamian, unmarried, have already completed one year of college and have a grade point average of 3.00 or above. The next scholarship is the National Academic Scholarship that is awarded to up to 14 persons each year to study at an accredited college or university to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicants must be Bahamian and have a 3.00 GPA or above. The third scholarship is the National Technical Scholarship that is awarded to up to 13 persons per year to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university. They must be a Bahamian and have a grade point average of 2.5 or above. The deadline for applying for all of these is the end of May. The All Bahamian Merit Scholarship is awarded to the top Bahamian student every year and is valued at $35,000 per year. The funds are donated by the Lyford Cay Foundation, the Ministry of Education, and the Central Bank. The applicants must be Bahamian, unmarried and between the ages of 16-19. Students can apply up to one year after completing high school. They must have obtained a score of 1000 on the SAT and have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or above. The students must be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at an accredited college or university. The deadline for applying is April 28th. Gerace Research is donated by a University and the Ministry of Education. Applicants must have successfully obtained 6 BGCSE’s, a score of 1000 or greater on their SAT and a GPA of 3.0 or above. The deadline for applying is April 30th. The Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Program is funded by the Bahamian government and can be obtained for up to $15,000 a year with a low interest rate. Students can study at an accredited college or university in the Caribbean, USA, the UK or Europe to obtain any level of degree. The deadline for applying is the last Friday in April. Mr. Bowe stated that the Ministry of Education is committed to helping Bahamians of all ages attend college if they desire to. He told the students that he is looking for “hustlers” students who are determined to see their dreams become a reality. He stated that he will do his best to help a student who has a strong desire to attend college. Monique Hinsey from the Lyford Cay Foundation spoke on the numerous scholarships that are offer by the Foundation. They offer scholarships for students studying academic and technical subjects, the arts and at the College of the Bahamas. The following scholarships are also available through the Foundation: Estelle Siebens Excellence Scholarship, Harry Moore Memorial Scholarship, Nassau Music Society Scholarship, Bahamas Billfish Championship Scholarship, Abaco Scholarship, Lyford Cay School Scholarships and Taylor Scholarship at St. Andrew’s School. Information on all of these scholarships can be obtained from Samantha Evans, supervisor for Guidance and Counseling, Abaco District. Cheryl Carey, Director of Financial Aid and Housing at the College of the Bahamas, gave an enlightening presentation on the requirements to enter the college and to obtain financial aid. She told the students that this is a great time to be alive because Bahamians are transforming themselves for the development of our country. She spoke to the students about the Harry More School News School From Page 19 Please see School Page 22 Mrs. Mazorian Powell, Senior Education Officer for Guidance and Counseling, and Mrs. Ann Smith, Supervisor Guidance & Counseling Unit, both from the Ministry of Education, were with the group explaining to high school students what funding was available for furthering their education. They are shown here with Abaco Central High students.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Moore, who helped hundreds of Bahamians attend college. He believed strongly in education. Hence, the dream of the Lyford Cay Foundation was born. Even at the age of 88 he raised $5 million dollars for the College of the Bahamas. She explained that Mr. Moore was wonderful and should have been knighted by the queen before his death for all that he did to educate Bahamians. Mrs. Smith also spoke about the Chance Foundation that is offering full scholarships to students with a special need, culinary scholarships available from the Ministry of Tourism and technical and vocational scholarships available to attend BTVI. This presentation was made to students at Abaco Central High School on Thursday and S.C. Bootle High on Friday. Each of the representatives set up booths for the students to view college catalogs, collect information on available scholarships and loans and ask questions. Students from Agape Christian School, Forest Heights Academy and Wesley College attended the session held on ThursdayThe Island SchoolBy Samantha V. Evans Mr. Michael Edwards from the Island School in Cape Eleuthera gave a short informative presentation on the school. It opened its doors in 1999 in South Eleuthera but has not had many Bahamians to benefit from all that the school has to offer. This school is a three-month college preparatory experience for young high school graduates who want the opportunity to meet vigorous academic, physical and social challenges. After they are done with the site experience, they are assigned to an establishment where they will work for the remaining seven months, at which time, they will get to put all of the new skills learned to practice. Mr. Edwards stated that those persons wishing to attend the College of the Bahamas will also obtain a semester of credits for the time spent at the Island School. Forty-eight students from the U.S. and The Bahamas will leave the program excited about learning, ready for college or work and with scuba certification and science research skills that will set them apart from their peers. The Island School is presently offering full scholarships to several Bahamian students who are up to the challenge. Information on the school can be obtained from Samantha Evans by calling 367-3457.Parents Learn about Scholarship RequirementsBy Samantha V. Evans A parent meeting was held at Central Abaco Primary School in March. A room full of parents and students attended to learn how to prepare their children or themselves for college. Mr. Kareem Bowe told the parents that it is their responsibility to prepare their children to become leaders. He spoke to them in detail about the scholarships available by the Ministry of Education and the others that they co-sponsor. He told the parents to not wait too late before planning for college. He hopes that the information provided will help inform them of all that is available. He told the students present to have a plan of action so that when opportunities present themselves, they will be prepared to grasp them. He told them that the fields of demand now are in engineering, education, economics, environmental science, aviation science, More School News School From Page 21 Please see School Page 23 A meeting was held with parents at Central Abaco Primary School to explain how they can assist their children in preparing for college. They were informed about scholarships and loans that are available. The emphasis was on parents taking an active role in getting their children into college.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 367-0364 • 367-5642 Fax Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Phone: (242) 323-5702 Fax: (242) 322-3451 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on request Dean’s Shipping Co Dean’s Shipping of Þ ce at the Marsh Harbour dock M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY Light ImpressionsTile Outlet New Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . . Spanish • Italian. . . Spanish • Italian. . . Spanish • Italian. . . Spanish • Italian. . .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display • Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood School From Page 22 Please see School Page 24 More School News mechanics and other technical areas. He further explained that the Ministry of Education now requests an official transcript at the end of each year for the continuation of support and verification of college attendance, grades and graduation date. Mrs. Hinsey encouraged the parents to be proactive when it comes to their children’s education. She told them to not sit idly by but rather be aggressive in preparing them for college. She reminded them that college tuition and fees are going up every year so they must be on the ball. It is the role of parents to push and motivate their children to succeed. She told them to not discourage their children if they are fascinated by the outdoors or enjoys playing in the dirt. They are little environmentalists in the making. Mrs. Hinsey ended by pointing out that it is an honor to receive a Lyford Cay Scholarship, she stated, because the Foundation grooms leaders two of which were in the room that night: Samantha Evans and Michael Edwards. Parents were extremely appreciative of the information provided and at the end of the presentations took advantage of the experts being there by asking questions and collecting scholarship and loan application forms to review, fill out and submit. Some persons were even able to complete and fill out and submit forms before the team left. Present for this meeting was District Superintendent Mrs. Lenora Black.ECC‘s Annual Volunteer Appreciation AssemblyBy Mirella Santillo The special appreciation show put on by Every Child Counts as recognition for the volunteers who assist during the school year drew a good crowd of not only parents, teachers and volunteers but also supporters within the community and was greatly appreciated by everyone in the audience. The function took place on the afternoon of March 14th. Children and teachers gave their best to make the event a great success. There was a lot of music and singing, but also some play-acting. The little ones sang while the older children performed reggae songs accompanied by various musical instruments. A skit about the Hope Town lighthouse with the town folks all wishing that it will be kept manually operated and not be replaced by a simple switch was performed by the children of Ms. Pam’s class. Another skit about the Green -Eyed Monster, inspired by Othello, was acted by Mr. Marsden students, both drawing much applause. Before inviting the visitors to partake in the refreshments, Mrs. Lynn Major, the school principal, expressed her gratitude for all the volunteers for their help and the community for its support. “Thank you for what you have done for the children. I am very proud of what the students have achieved with your help. You are all very important to us,” she confirmed This year the school which now has 85 students received the support of close to 20 volunteers composed of Abaconians and Students of Every Child Counts performed for all the voluntters and supporters of the school. They sang, performed skits and genereally entertained the crowd. It requires many volunteers and supporters to maintain the school that now has 85 students.Hear from Ms. Stacey Moultrie of The Nature Conservancy Bahamas Country Program and Mr. Michael ParottiDemonstration on the Propagation of Native PlantsFREE NATIVE PLANT to everyione attendingApril 12, 2008 at 10:00 am at St. Andrews Methodist Church HallRefreshments will be on sale by St. Andrews Methodist Church Youth GroupLocal Garden Art for Auction Friends of the EnvironmentPlant FairDundas Town, Murphy Town Great Cistern and Central Pines

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 38th AnnualAbaco AnglersFishing Tournament April 17 -26, 2008Entry Fees Adults $85.00 Juniors $40.00 Dates/Times Thursday, April 17, thru Friday, April 25, 2008 7 am to 6 pm Saturday, Apr 26, 2008 7 am to noon Weigh Stations Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town Pete’s Pub, Little Harbour Banquet & Awards Saturday, April 26, 2008 Banquet with Awards Presentation Raffle: Donations from area merchants Trophies by Pete Johnston Entry fee includes Banquet Dinner For entry form or more information contact Lighthouse Marina 366-0154 Sea Gull Charters 366-0266 Cap’n Jacks 366-0247Fun For The Entire Family! Whether you need regularly scheduled pick up for your business or periodic disposal service on a construction site.... Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste works with you to assess your needs and exceeds your expectations! Compactors and open top containers available. Specalizing in construction and demolition waste. Portable toilets coming soon. Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 l l l l l 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830Located at the Marsh Harbour Airport Roundabout, Marsh Harbour, Abaco BAHAMAS HOT MIX CO., LTDTel (242) 377-6351 • Fax (242) 377-2193 Nassau, BahamasBahamas Hot Mix is currently seeking to employ two Bahamians as Rodmen to be trained as Surveyors and Engineers. Applicant requirements: • High School Diploma • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel • Knowledge of the internet and email • Possess a valid driver’s license • Possess a clean police record Interested persons should forward their resumes to Bahamas Hot Mix Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. Phone: 367-3956 • Fax 367-3959 winter residents. The children enjoyed music lessons given by Ms. Garnell Stuart, speech therapy from Mrs. Sue Spears. Mrs. Mary Gottlieb helped put together the Green-Eyed Monster play performed by the eleventh graders of Mr. Lawley’s class. Mrs. Nancy McDaniel has been taking some children weekly to Winding Bay for horseback riding and Mrs. Andrea Albury helps with work placement. Mr. Dennis and Mrs. Mary Mauch have been helpers at the school on a daily basis each year during their stay on the island. These people are among the many who have been giving their time to the school to help Mrs. Major make it the success it is. The school plans a fund raising dance on April 10th at Abaco Beach Resort which has donated the use of the Pavilion for the occasion. The music will be performed by the popular local band New Entry whose members are also donating their talents free of charge for that cause. The $20 entrance fee will serve as donation to the school. Mark your calendars for a fun evening of dancing and socializing. More School News School From Page 23 Please see School Page 27Super Week at Abaco Central High SchoolBy Mirella Santillo The week before the Easter vacation was a busy one at Abaco Central High School where three functions were held starting March 11th with Super Tuesday, a day dedicated to reconnect with students by recognizing their importance and advising them for the future. This was followed by a special Assembly on March 13th during which the Special Services Staff of the Ministry of Education visited from Nassau to discuss scholarship possibilities. And finally on March 14th Commonwealth Day was dedicated to recognize and celebrate other countries of the Commonwealth and their cultures. To quote Mrs. Lenora Black, the District Superintendent of Education, it was not only Super Tuesday, it was Super Week at ACH. The special assembly was a very important one since several speakers from Nassau addressed a group of students in grade ten, eleven and twelve, not only from Central Abaco High School, but from Forest Heights Academy, Agape Christian School and Wesley College to inform them on scholarships and loans available to them to pursue their studies. The first speaker to address the assembly was Mrs. Ann Smith, a member of the Guidance Counseling Unit at the Ministry of Education, who outlined the various scholarships and loans offered by the Bahamian Government to enter the College of The Bahamas for the Family Islands. She explained the situation at The College of The Bahamas, a school with limited space, is difficult to get in because of the many Caribbean students who favor it. However, she urged, “I encourage you to apply.” Mrs. Cheryl Carey, the Director of Financial Aid and Housing at COB, praised the few students from Abaco presently enrolled in the college who are doing extremely well. Before outlining the requirements for receiving financial help at COB, she mentioned that private organizations such as Abaco Pathfinders, the Lyford Cay Foundation and second homeowners are willing to support exceptional students financially. Opportunities are here for the students to take advantage of. Opportunity comes with a price though. To receive help from the Ministry of Education, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least five BGCSE’s with at least a C+ grade. Mr. Kareem Bowe, who was accompanied by Ms Charlene Burrows, both with the Scholarship and Education Loan Division at the Ministry of Education, explained their mission, “To make sure that everyone of you attends college.” He reminded Students at the James A. Pinder Primary School sang during the E.Clement Bethel National Arts Festival’s adjudication in Sandy Point on March 12. After they performed, Music Adjudicator, Mr. Lee Callender, spoke to them giving them tips on group performance in unison, tempo and keeping time. (BIS photo: Eric Rose) Students of the Cherokee Primary School performed the chorale speaking piece Hail to the Black, Gold and Blue during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival’s adjudication in Cherokee Sound on March 12. (BIS photo/Eric Rose)

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLApril 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Pg 2 MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES Eleuthera PropertiesLot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $229,426 All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft. This site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees. Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00 This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue. All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft„ this site encompasses a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, front room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring. Eleuthera Lot No. 1, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00 All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1 In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft. There Is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services avallable. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.New Providence Properties Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00 Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch. Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner on the left, then 1st right. House is second on your right with garage. Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00 Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. Being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq. ft. of enclosed living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept wit h improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low cement block wall to the front. Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then f irst left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white. Lot No. 1 Western Shores Appraisal $753,570 All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft. being lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single structure comprising of a single family residence consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets, 2 ½ bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possiblity of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls. Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white. Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988 All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot No. 217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old single family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, driveway and walkway. The land is on a grade and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the Traveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light, then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision. Go all the way to T-junction, turn right, then first left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building. A fter passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green with green and white door. Lot No. 3 Yamadraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $313,016 All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq. ft. being Lot No. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates in the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey triplex building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartment units and one unit being used as a barber and beauty salon, the land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annu al heavy rainy periods of the year. Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go past Yamacraw Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the le ft hand side of Fox Hill Road painted white trimmed brown. Lot No. 51, Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot No. 51, of the subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old duplex apartment comprising of approximately 1,641 sq. ft. of enclosed living space which includes two 2-bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining room units. And an approximately 9 yr. old one bedroom apartment building comprising of382 sq. ft. with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. The land is on a grade and level; the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back. Appraisal: $202,225.40 Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky’s Service Station (Victoria Blvd). Travel past the third corner on the left, The subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim White. For conditions of sale and other information contact Philip White @ 242-502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 242-502-3034 email harry.collie@scotiabank.com To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com Click on “Real Estate Mall” Click on doorway “Enter Online Store” Long Island PropertiesHamilton’s, Long Island Appraisal: $67,000 All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated in the settlement of Hamilton’s on the Island of Long Island and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a 35 yr. structure. A simple style home consisting of two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. The home, however, is consisted of 2 separate constructions; 360 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to the property such as electricity, water, cable and telephone. The p roperty is accessed by the main Queen’s Highway. New Providence Vacant PropertyLot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher Appraisal: $97,214 All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq. ft. being Lot B, between the subdivison known a Rock Crusher and in teh vicin ity of Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family . Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approx imately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft. The starter bars are in place and foundation pour ed. Traveling west on Farrington Road take a right after the PLP Headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street. Go throug h the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain link fence at the back of the yard. Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440 All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being Lot No. 3, Block 27, section B, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft. north by Queens Highway and 137.02 ft. east and abo ut 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle, 139.91 ft. west. All utilities and services available. Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440 All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq. ft. of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Easter n District of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is retangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family. This property is about 230 ft. west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road Abaco PropertiesDundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00 One two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. lot no. 18B with an area for a small shop. Age-12 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of 70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks; ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of viny l tiles.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 Eleuthera Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIES North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00 Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is sing le family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compa cted quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwar dly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Lot. I 10B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000 All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. 10B situated north of Ingraham’s Pond and easte rly of Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, 11B and running there on for a distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft. wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Lot No. 9B runnin g thereon for a distance of 100 ft., the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbo urhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available. Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00 AI the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as “M utton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 ft. eastward by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly b y land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an a rea of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available. Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00 All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwester ly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation a nd running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and runnin g thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned co mmercial development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This l ot is vacant land and is located In the area known an “Mutton Fish Point.” Abaco Vacant Property Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40 All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the communit y. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original s tate. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and compris es approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLApril 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Pg 1 For conditions of sale and other information contact Philip White @ 242-502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 242-502-3034 email harry.collie@scotiabank.com To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com Click on “Real Estate Mall” Click on doorway “Enter Online Store” Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000 All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’x 100’) sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Sub division situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved roa d known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000 All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’x 100’) sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Sub division situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved roa d known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Exuma Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIES MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00 All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated ‘F’ which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:Northwardly b y the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen’s Hig hway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful an d has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available. Eleuthera Vacant Property More School News School From Page 24 Please see School Page 28 the students that to go forward in life they must have a plan. “We are looking for hustlers (in a positive way) for leaders.” He urged the tenth and eleventh graders to start working on their resumes. He outline the various scholarships available from $35,000 scholarship offered jointly by the Ministry and the Lyford Cay Foundation to an Academic Scholarship of $10,000 per year, mostly to cover tuition, allowing the students the choice of the school they want to attend and a National Technical Award for pilots and technical jobs. He explained that the loan program is a stepping stone to get into college. The amount loaned to the students is offered at a low interest but must be paid back. Mrs. Monique Kenzie with the Lyford Cay Foundation gave a brief history of how the foundation came to be. She, too, outlined the various possibilities available to students according to their academic record. “Your dream, our mission,” she started. However, you need more than a plan, you have a responsibility to take advantage of the opportunity. The foundation works with the Ministry of Education and foreign universities. The foundation will help students who have a minimum of 3.0 GPA, who have pushed themselves to the limit of what their schools had to offer and who are among the top of their class. Technical scholarships is available for students with a 2.5 GPA. It is now possible to get a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, computer technology or aviation technology. There are scholarships designed specifically for Abaco students. The Abaconian Scholarship, offered to a maximum of three persons at a time. If there is no availability in the Abaco pool, the application is placed in the general pool. The deadline to apply for a scholarship with the Lyford Cay Foundation is March 31st for academic scholarships and May first for technical scholarships. Mrs. Kenzie explained that the first obligation goes to those presently with a scholarship, but as they move on, scholarships become available. Another type of scholarship is offered by the Chance Foundation and is designed to help students with special needs, such as orphans. It is a full scholarship regardless of the cost, including, tuition, books, food and tutoring. The deadline is over for 2008, but there will be 20 such scholarships available next year, including five for the Family Islands. Mr. Michael Edward with the Cape Eleuthera Institute, explained the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, a scholarship reserved for students interested in environmental research. The Cape Eleuthera Institute is located in South Eleuthera. The campus presently accommodates 22 students from the US, Canada and The Bahamas doing research on hydroponics, fish farming and alternative energy sources. It is set up as a non-profit organization, offering ten scholarships for two semesters. Mr. Edward stated that the future leaders of our country will have to have knowledge of our environment.Super Tuesday at ACHBy Mirella Santillo Super Tuesday, March 11th, was an important day at Central Abaco High School devoted to address behavioral issues and Man-O-War All-Age School student Felicia Roberts played the keyboard during the E. Clement National Arts Festival’s adjudications on March 13. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) Students at the Man-O-War Primary School sang during the E. Clement National Arts Festival’s adjudications on Man-O-War Cay on March 13, 2008. According to Festival officials, it was the first time the island entered the Festival in about a decade. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)

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Page 28 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 You can now Þ nd your favourite newspaperThe Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper ABACO help the students deal with “growing pains” and teen-age problems. The school faculty was present as well as Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superintendent, Pastor Samuel Cornish, Rev. Diana Francis, and Supt. of Police, Mr. Theophilus Cunningham, Abaco’s new chief of police. All had come to support the high school staff and give encouragement and advice to the students based on their life experiences. Adult participation was only part of the program as a large number of students had been asked to take part sharing their goals and ambitions or their views on the problems facing youth now-a-days. Molina Jeune talked about issues facing young people. She outlined her goals in life and assured the audience that although she is not plagued with common society problems, she still has issues to reckon with. However, she assured the students that her faith in God was the pillar holding her together and giving her the strength to address life’s problems. Her male counterpart, Tevin Lesbott, talked about his commitment to be the best at what he had decided to do, be a field and track athlete. He reminisced about his recent trip to Nassau where he took part in the Carifta trials, missing by a fraction of a minute, and his determination to be better next time. He thanked his physical education teacher, Mr. Vogel Williams, and ended by saying,”Never say I can’t; nothing is impossible. Compete to be the best.” The program included a pantomime relating to the victory of good over bad. It was performed by Kendero Murray and a group of students. Their performance was unanimously cheered. Pastor Cornish started his presentation by offering $3,000 to the school (from which he graduated) to buy a photocopy machine. He talked about bad friendships and bad decisions and the need to work hard to achieve success. He stated that he was going to talk about character, “the traits and qualities that form who you really are.” He reminded the youth how important the environment was in which they were involved in and urged them to surround themselves with positive people. “If you want to get anywhere in life , you have to let go of negative people.” He invited them to have a dream, to hold a vision of their future and to work hard towards the realization of that dream. Not everybody can be a basketball star or a renown track and field athlete, the others have to work to achieve success, he said. He ended his presentation by giving them five points of advice. 1. Know who you are. Build on what God has given you. Love who you are and people will love you. 2. Have visions, goals. Know where you are going. 3. Know how to make the right decisions. Your decision today will impact the rest of your life. 4. Have respect for others and other’s property, for the school, your parents, your teachers. Your reputation is a mirror of the respect you show. Your attitude and your good name always reach before you do. 5. Always maintain a positive attitude. Keep God in your life and nothing will be impossible. Supt. Cunningham outlined the various offenses and the punishments that accompanied them, if caught. In many cases the age of a criminal offender does not affect the punishment, whether assault, drugs or firearm possession. “Being arrested by the police will prevent you from ever going to the United States,” he reminded them. He invited them to consider joining the Police Force by outlining all the advantages that went with it. You might like wearing the uniform of the Royal Bahamas Police More School News School From Page 27 Please see School Page 31 Students at the Hope Town School performed the song I Bid You Goodnight during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival’s recent adjudication in Hope Town. The traditional song was relatively popular through the 1930s to 1970s and Bahamian performers such as Joseph Spence and the Pinder Family performed it over the years. (BIS photo: Eric Rose)

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 29 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Classi Þ ed Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large, 1500 sf. each, harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful Marsh Harbour’s tourist district, across from large resort hotel and marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Units have weekly rental income pot ential and long term executive rental income possibilities. Great invetment. $730,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252 Marsh Harbour, Duplex in Cove Estates , 3 bed/ 1.5 bath w/ pool, 1 B/ 1 B Fully furnished. $300,000 OBO Ph. 577-0171, 367-5867 Murphy Town #21 duplex & property, preconstruction package, corner lot, within walking distance of Change Ministries. Call 465-0687 or 365-8656 Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace. Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966, home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summercampabacos.com Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach. $860,000 Email: jimnav@msn.com Sweeting Village 1 lot. $60,000 Ph 577-0171 or 367-5897 night only Treasure Cay corner golf lot, approx 10,000 sq. ft. $48,000 gross. Phone 359-6455 or 3621021 or 376-2252 Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins. away from a white sandy beach. Zoned for single or multi-family. $55,000 net. 242-3621021 Treasure Cay Galleon Bay canal lot , 19,000 sq. ft. 120’ canal fronage. Price $275,000 Call 678-975-4705 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale 1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment. Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities. $2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046 Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Harbour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only $1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 Marsh Harbour Gov. Subdivision 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt. For more info call 267-2951 or 367-2633 Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 1 bath apartments, both fully furnished with central air, washer & dryer. Water included. Call Lynn Dames 242-577-6571 Bahama Palm Shores Best Deal on Abaco, waterfront/solid CBS 3/2, turn key, garden/fruit trees. $299,000 net. Ph 475-2134 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove , deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panp ramic views. $279,900 Net. Call Steve at 770-3318197 Guana Cay , Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great elevations, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & mooring. $950,000. Purchaser pays 1/2 stamp tax plus own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers welcome. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront. com . Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000 sq. ft. $58,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252 Turtle Rocks 2.5 acres, road to sea. South of Leisure Lee between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. 148’ of shoreline with views across the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, Whale Cay and Great Guana Cay. Electric, phone and cable at site. $435,000 net. 242-365-8862 or 845-256-8191 Waterfront property 3 acres just north of Cooper’s Town, electricity available. $175,000 Call 242-362-1021 West Palm Beach Whitehall Condos 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated community near Palm Beach Mall. Tel 242-393-2553, Fax 242-393-7225 Email: fleegle@coralwave.com Delray Beach, Florida Spacious 2/2 villa with garage in super Delray Beach location with maintenance-free yard and tropical garden. Complete with storm shutters. Enjoy this family and pet friendly community with pool & tennis. Choice buy at $179,900. Call Diane Clark (561) 394-0303 By Jennifer Hudson At the 2008 Abaco Science Alliance Conference Dr. Erich Mueller, a Research Scientist at Perry Institute for Marine Science, gave an interesting talk on Assessing Coral Resilience Using a Simple Wounding Method . Mr. Mueller described the work in which he is involved on Exuma but stated that he is wanting to expand to other areas of The Bahamas where the coral reefs are under a lot of threats. “They are in good shape here on Abaco,” he stated. He began by listing three human activities which contribute to coral reef decline. • Local effects Direct impacts from divers, over-fishing, fishing gear and destructive fishing practices • Pollution Diseases and pesticides • Elevated carbon dioxide from climate change and ozone depletion “The years of 1997 and 1998 were years of global awareness about coral reef decline. We lost unprecedented amounts of coral throughout the world. It has not happened on the same scale since but will happen spasmodically with peaks in climate change,” stated Mr. Mueller. “How do we know if it is stressed?” he asked. “From disease, bleaching and reduced reproduction. In the Caribbean the reefs are not repairing as well as it is thought they should or as well as in the Pacific and have reduced growth rates though coral can heal a wound and continue to grow,” he stated. Coral growth is measured using pins, staining and buoyant weight. Mr. Mueller went on to describe his exploration in the use of wound healing as a measure of overall coral resilience. “Corals in culture at Lee Stocking Island, Exuma, were wounded and their recovery rate observed using digital imaging. Using coral cores extracted from four colonies, a preliminary experiment looked at wound recovery daily to determine the time it would take for wounds to heal about 50 percent. This was found to be five to seven days. Cores were also distributed within the Exuma Land and Sea Park to ascertain whether corals within the marine park are more resilient than those outside. Another question was how wound healing varied with the time of year. Corals were wounded in winter, spring and summer of 2007. Five to seven days after wounding, the degree of healing was measured and compared between sites. Corals in the park healed significantly faster than those outside during the winter, but there were no site differences at other times of the year. The method is relatively inexpensive and non-scientific persons can be easily trained in its application. As data are obtained from more locations, along with additional experimental work to examine the effect of specific stresses on healing rates, this approach could begin to show resource managers where coral colonies are at risk and perhaps lead to the identification of conditions that lower their resilience. Consistent results showed that small wounds heal in two weeks.Scientist can assess health of corals with simple methodMichelle Sawyer from Green Turtle Cay, Former student of Forest Heights Academy,Graduated December 14, 2006 with a Master’s in Speech PathologyShe is working at University High School in Orlando, Florida Congratulations to Dr. Erich Mueller, a research scientist has specialized in studying corals. He is shown here with Kitty Donnan, facilitator at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference. Employment Opportunityfor a print shop workerMust be • Ef Þ cient • Personable • Self starter • Motivated Will train a motivated person to work with printing and binding equipment Drop resume at Abaco Print Shop AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. each month at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.

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Page 30 Section B The Abaconian April 1, 2008 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical SouvenirsSouvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ... Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Of Þ ce : 367-0630 Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire HomeAbaco Island PharmacyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@comyahoo www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Simcoe JewellersFine Repairs to Jewellery • Watches Antique Clocks • Barometers Music Boxes • Instruments and other fine mechanisms Derek Albury • 367-3098 Memorial Plaza, Marsh HarbourPassion FlowerLocated opposite Bellevue Business Depot Ph: 367-3166 Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am 5:30 pm Sat 10:30 am 5 pm. Fridays 4:30 5:30 Happy Hour on cut ß owers, 15% off Arrangements 10% off Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m. Pastors / Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565Bishop Anthony Campbell 242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendChurch If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677Listing Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m. Monday Night 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday Family Night Eastern Abaco Region ofThe Methodist ChurchSt. James MethodistHope Town Sunday Services 9:30 & 11 Mission House 366-0400Epworth ChapelCherokee Sound Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mission House 366-2249St. Andrews MethodistDundas Town Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Of Þ ce 367-3050 Manse 367-4647All are welcome to worship with ushttp://www.easternabacomethodist.com/ North From Page 13New ArrivalBy Vernique Russell This year has been a very active year in the neighborhood of Dormy Villas. We have been blessed with little Princess Sarai Harts earlier this year and can now boast of another arrival. Proud mother Senaka McDonald is happy to share the good news of the birth of Princess Zierra Natalia McDonald, who was born on January 18 on Grand Bahamas. Happy ChristeningBy Vernique Russell Mr. and Mrs. Odell Cox christened their bundle of joy, Odell Cox Jr., at their home in Cooper’s Town. The baby was christened by Pastor Jollian McIntosh on March 9th. The godparents and celebrating family and friends were treated to a scrumptious evening meal along with sweet treats and other goodies. Godmother Glendina Sawyer was also celebrating her birthday on that day and she was wished a happy birthday. Congratulations and well wishes to both the honourees. Welcome to Abaco By Vernique Russell The communities of North Abaco welcome Police Sergeant Remy Minnis, who has been dispatched to North Abaco. Sgt. Minnis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the area and has been working hard from the time he arrived. He has served the island in other settlements and his work is speaking for him. He is presently working between the Green Turtle and Treasure Cay areas and will soon be full time in Treasure Cay where he will be in charge of the area. A pleasant welcome is extended to him.Sherlin Bootle Hosts Baby ShowerBy Vernique Russell The Sherlin Bootle family hosted a baby shower for art teacher, Karen McKenzie, and her husband, Tyrone McKenzie (economics and accounts teacher). The baby shower was held on the S.C. Bootle school grounds, and the couple was treated to a scrumptious lunch and showered with gifts and farewell wishes. Mrs. McKenzie goes on maternity leave at the Easter break. The staff and students of S.C. Bootle High wish her a happy and healthy baby and look forward to her return in August.

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April 1 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 31 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classi Þ ed $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 Seeking Professional Bookkeeper Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel. Deliver resume and references to Bahama Beach Club, Treasure Cay Established Marsh Harbour company is taking applications for the following positions: 1. Receptionist/ Reservations Clerk/ Point of Sale Cashier applicant must possess good organizational skills, be fully computer literate and have experience in dealing with the public. High school diploma required and a minimum of 5 BGCSE’s including English and mathematics. 2. Accountant/ Administrative Assistant applicant should have a minimum of five years experience in the areas of public accounting, internal auditing and business administration with the ability to thrive in an environment of pressing deadlines and constantly changing conditions. Applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills as well as computer proficiency. Interested perons should fax resumes and references to 242-367-3256 or call 242-3672266 for further information. COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 4 drawer used filing cabinets , good condition. Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442 5-ton A/C unit, must see to appreciate. $3000 ONO Ph 367-0254 Keyboard, new, excellent, plus soft case. Yamaha Mini-mo pro arranger with software. $600. 366-3509 bobzwickel@hotmail.com For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Want to advertise your business or event in Nassau? Let us do the work for you. Call 5598206 or email anita_rolle@yahoo.com BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classi Þ ed Advertisements Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 26’ 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2 years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers, rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs, VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast, smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruising. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282 29’ Wellcraft Coastal, 1999, Twin 2004 Yamaha 225 4-Stroke outboards, less than 600 hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped, live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar, GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6 kw generator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C, micowave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY PAID. Asking $70,000 ONO. Call (242) 3660040 or 359-6020 for more details. 32’ Scarab Sportfish , twin 225 Optimax, new depth finder & GPS, autopilot, stereo & VHF, custom T-top w/ Top Gun outriggers, Mint Condition. $69,900 Call Al at 367-0672 or Dane at 367-2697 36’ Catalina sailboat, 1986, Good condition DUTY PAID $34,000 contact www.abacokayak.com 47 lb. Fortress Anchor $350 OBO 477-5991 12’ Aluminum Boat, 9.9 HP Johnson $750 OBO 477-5991 15’ Flats Boat 2003 Mitzi, 40 HP Yamaha and trailer. DUTY PAID $7500. 843-263-4050 17’ Boston Whaler, 03, 4-stroke 90 HP Mercury, low hours, excellent condition, VHF, GPS, depth finder, custom canvas. DUTY PAID $18,000 365-6153 18” CDM 85 HP Yamaha , less than 50 hrs. w/ trailer. Guana Cay VHF 16 “Nut House” VEHICLES FOR SALE Golf carts: 2 2001 Club Car electric $2700, 5 1999 Club Car gas $3500. Please call 3654655 90 Volvo 740 sedan , 1990, White, in good condition, $4500. Call 365-8109 98 Honda Civic 5 speed, fully loaded, in excellent condition. For pricing and info call 577-0155 99 Wrangler Sahara Edition, 1 owner, 66,000 miles, mint condition, new tires. Call Al Key 367-0670 or 367-0672 03 Honda Element SUV 2.4 engine, 4 cylinder, 42,000 miles. Asking $19,000 OBO Call 367-2997 04 Nissan Frontier Truck 2.4 engine, 5 speed stick shift, 4 cylinder, 38,000 miles. Asking $19,000 OBO Call 367-2997 D i e s e l E n g i n e Diesel Engine BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 19.5’ Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000 OBO Call 365-4402 20’ Proline Stalker 130 HP Johnson, trailer, electonics, many extras, low hours, DUTY PAID. $11,500 Call 475-2134 or 1772-2328216 23’ Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. $10,000 OBO Contact National Marine for details 367-2326 24’ Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser 1987 diesel engine, 9’6” beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift. DUTY PAID $29,000 Phone 242-365-8175 24’ Super Boat, 2006, 225 Ficht ram injection Evinrude, 230 hrs. 5`5 knots. Excellent condition. Make offer. Ph. 551-5720 25’ Mako Irish Eyes , center console, hydraulic steering, rigged for fishing with outriggers, down rod, fishfinder, VHF, has leaning post and all seat cushions, Bimini top, in beautiful condition, all wood hatches replaced with Starboard, stainless boarding ladder, 2 anchors, life preservers, 225 Evinrude, low hours, just completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY PAID. $15,500 Call 365-8188 Restaurant For Sale Fully equipped & furnished 2,818 s/f restaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating capacity of approx. 70 Great location. Contact Abaco Estate Services (242) 365-8752. BUSINESS FOR SALE were definitely the Apple Martinis and Cosmopolitans. Four Environmental Awards were presented to individuals in the community who are “Doing it Right.” Molly and Chris Roberts were honored for their Humane Society efforts in Abaco. Over the past 15 years they have found homes for over 200 animals and have spayed and neutered over 600 of our local potcakes and potcats. Stafford Patterson received an award after he invented and implemented an innovative program at Sea Horse Boat Rental; they now charge every boat rental customer an impact fee, which in turn is donated to Friends of the Environment for its marine preservation programs. Mark Gonsalves was presented with an award as he is an advocate of the importance of the sea parks and happily shares his knowledge of sea life here in Abaco Reef Ball From Page 1 with friends and guests. He is as passionate about saving the wetlands and mangrove areas as he is about preserving our reefs. Gurth Russell was also honored for his quiet and unassuming ways of protecting and teaching about the environment and sustainable business practices. In its 8th year, the event surpassed previous years in raising over $40,000 for Friends’ education program. During the 30-minute band break, Friends set a goal of $25,000 for the 25 schools on Abaco, and they reached it and then some with an incredible $27,000. Students from the Cherokee, Man-O-War and Hope Town schools showed their appreciation for the event by painting underwater murals on bed sheets, which were then used to display the silent auction items. These prizes were donated by more than 50 local business and artists, and the Abaco Club on Winding Bay and Cherokee Air teamed up to provide wonderful raffle ticket prizes, a two-night stay at any Ritz Carlton Hotel in Florida, airfare included, as the grand prize. Friends of the Environment is an environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of Abaco’s terrestrial and marine environments, but their main focus is environmental education. And on March 1st they proved they know how to throw a rockin’ party as well. Force; you would be entitled to legally carry a fire arm after having been properly trained to use it; you may like the feeling of power associated with being a police officer who assures that the law is respected and citizens protected. However, he stated, your primary goal at this point is to stay focused and to stay out of trouble. After a lunch recess, the boys went to School From Page 28 Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town where they were invited to listen to Pastor Ricardo Bain, who talked about his life experiences, not all on the right side of the law, but which helped him to eventually find God. The boys participated by asking many questions. The girls went to the Church of God in Dundas Town where they learnt about Rev. Diana Francis’ life, who, too, did not always walked on the right path, but who wanted her experiences to be a testimony about what to do and not to do. Mrs. Ethlene McIntosh was the facilitator for the girls’ event. She thanked the people who had given their time to talk to the students and promised that Super Tuesday would become an annual event.

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