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VOLUME 18


NUMBER 9


MAY 1st, 2010


All Abaco Expo showcases local produce
The Police Band, displays, demonstrations and farm animal
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Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, right, officially opened the two-day All Abaco Exposition that featured local farm
products, locally produced processed foods and crafts. During his tour of the booths he was impressed with the produce on display.
He is shown here talking with Pastor Lennie Etienne and his wife Jerutha, who have been farming for many years. They grow a wide
variety of vegetables and market them on Abaco as well as shipping them to Nassau.


:e and crafts
s are attractions
By Jennifer Hudson
The First All Abaco Expo presented two
days of educational opportunities, inspira-
tion, shopping for unique purchases and
a lot of good entertainment and fun. The
first day was school day and the second
day was designated as family day. Fifteen
stalls showcased agriculture, 12 presented
handicraft items, three covered food pro-
cessing while several more were devoted
to fish and farm stores and the conch man.
The Expo was held at the Farmers Market-
place in Marsh Harbour on April 16 and
17.
Several educational stalls were set up
including Friends of the Environment and
the Bahamas National Trust while a pet-
ting zoo was very popular. This showcased
some very healthy and attractive animals
such as sheep, goats and kids, adorable
piglets, some poultry and a donkey. In or-
der to protect these animals from the heat
they were gently hosed down on a regular
basis.
It was rewarding to see such a variety of
vegetables produced here on Abaco. Some
were grown in people's small backyards
while others were produced on larger-scale
farms on land leased from government.
Please see Expo Page 6


Auskell Medical Clinic has opened a surgical center in an adjoining building that will
accommodate patients for many surgeries and emergencies. This means that people will
not have the bother and expense of going away for necessary surgery and women will
not have to leave Abaco to have their babies. 5i,/n i are the two full time doctors, Dr.
Francis Biney and Dr. George Charite, with Angie Collie, Medical Director. The pro-
cedures that can be done here cover a wide range of maladies but nothing that requires
an overnight hospital recovery. See story on page 21.



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The captain and crew of the Blue Heron are showing the trophies they won as winner
of the first leg of the 2010 Bahamas Billfish Cli-qipt, ,, .inp Besides accumulating
the most points, they were also awarded for being the top release team. 51,in 1 with
them is Al Behendt, far right, organizer of the event. The fishermen enjoyed three days


of excellent fishing.
The Bahamas Billfish Championship
launched its 37th season with the Central
Abaco Championship. With three days of
perfect spring weather and ideal sea con-
ditions, the fleet of 29 of the world's top
sportfishing boats caught 41 billfish dur-
ing the three-day event at Treasure Cay
Resort and Marina.
The first leg of the five tournament
series was won by Blue Heron, a Hat-
teras 50 from Key West, Florida. The
Blue Heron team gathered 1,400 points
by catching and releasing two blue marlin


and one white marlin on days one and
two of the tournament. Team Blue Heron
edged out defending BBC champion team
Double Dog which also achieved 1,400
points catching and releasing five white
marlin and four sailfish. In BBC competi-
tion, when two teams get the same point
total, the winner is determined by the
team reaching the point total first.
The win garnered the Blue Heron a
Please see BBC Page 22


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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Prime Minister Ingraham officially opens Expo


By Jennifer Hudson
Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the All
Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and
Agribusiness Expo on April 16 and 17. The
Expo, which was held at the Farmers Mar-
ketplace in Marsh Harbour was open from
10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on both days. The
expo began with an official opening cer-
emony at 10 a.m. on Friday before which
music was provided by the Royal Bahamas
Police Pop Band and Abaco Central High
School Band. Many officials attended from
Nassau along with administrators from
throughout Abaco, senior civil servants
and the public. Many schools brought bus
loads of students to enjoy the experience.


Several students took part in the open-
ing ceremony with Shantrecia Hield and
Vascille Stuart Jr. from the Moore's Island
All Age School performing admirably the
task of moderators. A liturgical dance was
performed by students of the J.A. Pinder
Primary School, a skit by Abaco Central
High School and Junkanoo rush-out by
Central Abaco Primary School. Shaquille
O'Neal Jones, a Grade 12 student at the
Abaco Central High School, read an ex-
cerpt from his winning essay, Food Safety
in a Critical Time for which he was later
presented with a prize of $500 by Mrs. Le-
nora Black, District Superintendent of Ed-
ucation. Second and third place winners,


Candace Cornish and Sonia Cooper of the
S.C. Bootle High School, also received
their prizes.
In his welcome address, Anthony Gib-
son, Co-Chairman of the Abaco Expo
committee, told the audience, "Agriculture
is the only riches that a nation can truly call
its own and commended backyard farming
to both children and parents. Backyard
farming is a very powerful tool and a com-
munity builder, not much land is needed
and I encourage everyone to get involved."
He praised the progress which Abaco has
made in the food sector by the three new
farming associations of North Abaco, Cen-
tral Abaco and food processing.
Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco and Executive Chairman


of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industri-
al Corporation, encouraged the public to
grow more of its own food. "The govern-
ment's mandate is to feed ourselves, and
food security is a top priority of BAIC,"
he stated. He spoke of the 10,000 acres of
prime farmland in Central Abaco which
was entrusted to BAIC to manage, stating
that it has been divided up into five and 10
acre plots for lease at $25 an acre a year for
10 years and is renewable after 10 years.
In North Abaco land at Norman's Castle
has also been divided and farm equipment
is being provided for the use of all the
farmers on Abaco.
Mr. Key stated, "Money cannot con-


After the opening ceremony of the All Abaco Expo, the Prime Minister and other dignitar-
ies walked through the area looking at the displays and booths. With him were Anthony
Gibson, Abaco's Agriculture officer and Administrator Cephas Cooper, both behind Mr.
Ingraham. The Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources;
Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Chairman of Bahamas Agricultural and Indus-
trial Corporation; and Creswell Sturrup, Permanent Secretary, are all on the right. In
the middle background is Benjamin Rahming, Director of BAIC.


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Many farmers had booths displaying their produce and plants that were all available for
sale. One farmer is growing several varieties of lettuce and other crops hydroponically.
Many mentioned the need for a farmers' market where residents could purchase fresh
produce. Several outlets do sell local produce but do not market it as Abaco-grown.
Schooner Bay expects to open a market at their development later in the year, but most
farmers want to sell in Central Abaco.


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Section A Page 3


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


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT Move in! 4b15b,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


-Ft NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5158
PLANE TO SEA HARBOURFRONT- 4/4with 105ft'of
proted deep water& 130ft' of dockage.Immaculately
mainained.Ownerswillconsideratade. US$ 1,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE HOPE TOWN
VILLAGE 2 bed 2 bath and detached
efficiency. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views.Steps to public dock, short walk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com










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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3207
SEAGRAPE OCEANFRONT 3/4 acres near
public dock Excellent surf area 101 linear feet on the
water. Close to public dockUS$375,000.
KerrySullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4743
BAY WINDOWS WATERFRONT DORROS COVE
2 bed 2 bath, 2,400 sq. ft., includes studio
apartment, private dock and pool. $2,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


SAimagg Nt\ PRICE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2911
SWEETING'S LANDING -WATERFRONT Immaculate
harbourfront home with private dock 3 /2, bonus
room. Owner financing available. $1,200,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com

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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spacious 4/4
on stunning beach in prime location just moments
from the village. Dock option. US$2,400,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
3 bath home. 1/2 acre on North End.
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000.
KerrySullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4827 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4905
AERIE -OCEANVIEWS Why wait? Buy your island OCEAN BLUFF DORROS COVE OCEANFRONT
getaway,3bedcottagenestledinthedunes,easybeach Dock slip, YA acre elevated building
access,dockslipgreatrentalhistory. US$695,000. site; 95' on the water. US$475,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPETOWNI ELBOW CAY #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEANVIEW Adorable 2 bed
1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in
White Sound. Newly Renovated. US$485,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPETOWN I ELBOW CAY #5048
PURCHASER'AGEN KoKoMos 2/1 on large lot
across the street from the ocean, established
neighborhood,needsTLC.Listed at US$325,000
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE
165 ft of powder sand, 4 bed, 6 baths, nanny's
apartment, garage, fully furnished. $1,850,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com










UNDER CONTRACT
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4308
AEOLIAN HARBOURFRONT 3/2 on the water
in the village of Hope Town, fantastic outdoor
living space, large lot. Listed at $1,100,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com










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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4624
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE Charming historic
2 bed home, art studio attached, hw floors,
a/c, in Hope Town Village. US$595,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4270 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
SEA SALT OCEAN VIEW Newly built, ATLANTIC DREAM OCEAN FRONT
1,600 sq.ft. 3 bed 2 bath. One block off the in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
ocean, near Sea Spray Marina. US$479,000. boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$450,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com
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% NEW LISTING
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5404
HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACO VIEWS -
1/2 acre wooded lot on North End:
US$216,000. Dock slip option: $50,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4825
NORTH END LOT 5IA OCEAN VIEW-
3 minutes to a white sandy ocean beach
with excellent snorkeling.$ 185,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3674
ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT charming 2
bedroom 2 bath cottage with private dock
on the South end of Elbow Cay. $1,530,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4395
SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL WATERFRONT
3.7 acres, 140' on the Sea of Abaco. Perfect for
development or large estate. US$995,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
ALLAMANDA Historic Loyalist cottage with
updated interior. 2 bed 2 bath plus upstairs
apartment Fruit and vegetable trees. US$550,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2584
ToP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floorshort walkto beach. US$400,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


MhIAM NE\W PRICE
HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4246
SURFER'S REST LOT 8 Oceans views.
near White Sound, close to the ocean
beach & public dock. $149,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4826
NORTH END LOT 66 Almost 1/2 acrre
lot. Underbrushed. Spectacular views. 100
meters from oceanside beach. $175,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 t 242.366.0163


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEW SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment.Starting at $140,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4639
LUCAYOS LOT 6 Peaceful wooded residential
area, 5 mins walk to shared dock, short ride
to sandy beach & town amenities. $99,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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Lydia Bodamer Chris Albury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip atTahiti Beach, 20,000 sq.ft,
excellent elevation.$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront building site with 140' on the Atlantic,
unrivalled elevation, near Sea Spray Resort & Marina. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5030 Harbour Landing UNDER CONTRACT 100' of beachfront at the entrance
of HopeTown Harbour. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View NEW LISTING Sea of AbacoViews 1/2 acre wooded lot on North
End: US$216,000. Dock slip option: $50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove REDUCED oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
in area, view ofTilloo Cut &Atlantic. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4639 Lucayos Lot 6 5 min walk to shared dock & beach. $99,000. Jane Patterson
#4313 New Settlement Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51 a Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot. Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound NEW PRICE Oceanfront building site, 101 ft. on the
Atlantic, near public dock. Excellent surf area. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Abaco, & Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
#3824 Pink Sand Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan


Member of the Bahamas MLS

SEE SECTION A, CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY & SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARSH HARBOUR, LUBBERS QUARTERS & TILLOO CAY


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Man-O-War Cay 3 bed/2 bath home
on historic front street. 2.100 sqft
lot featuring landscaped yard with
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HOPE TOWN
Oceanfront lot in the heart of the
settlement with beautiful beach
and .....Ii clIni reef. Steps away
from all ot Ilope Town's amenities.
S560,000 Ref#7095
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Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4 Ilope Town 3 bed/2 bath ...i, rL only
acres of land running from the highway to minutes away from the ocean. Additional
the Sea of Abaco. 80' of water frontage. oceaniiontandharbourfiontlandavailable.


$249,000 Ref#6582
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CARROLLVILLE
Treasure Cay 3 bed/2 Bath home
with elevations. Rocky shoreline with
views of Green Turtle Cay. Large lot
with plenty of room for expansion.
$599,000 Ref#6782
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S595,000 Ref#7039
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GOLDEN PALMS
Man-O-War Cay 2 bed/1.5 bath
home on large lot. Guest cottage.
tool shed and crow's nest. Only min-
utes away from shops and the marina.
$299,900 Ref#7008
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JOE BOOKIE'S BAY
Bookie's Bay 2 bcd/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130'of beachfront and com-
manding views.
S500,000 -Ref#7079
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HARBOUR VIEW ESTATES
2 bedroom/2 bath tastefully fur-
nished 1,000 sq. 11. villa situated on
White Sound Green Turtle Cay, with
shared dock ramp. Beautiful views.
S417,000 Ref#6835
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PELICAN SHORES
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath.
2.400 sqft waterfront home on
a 12,250 sqft lot. Lovely views
of the sea Quiet neighborhood.
$1,200,000 Ref#6965
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PELICAN EAST
Green Turtle Cay 2 bed/ 2 bath home
with harbour views. 1.620 sq.ft of
well planned space and an apartment
on the lower floor that can be rented!
$444,000 Ref#6999
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LEISURE LEE
3bcd/2bath home on double lot. Fea-
tures an open floorplan Screened
in wrap around porch offers the
best in outdoor entertainment.
S280,000 Ref#5366
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SIMMON'S PLACE
Marsh Hlarbour 4 commercial spaces
and 2 rental units on main tourist strip.
8.760 sqft total of investment opportunity.

$495,000- Ref#6766
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CROCKET DRIVE
2 bed/I bath newly renovated home.
Features an open porch looking out
over the fenced in yard. beautifully
landscaped with native fruit trees.
S250,000 Ref#6085
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MARSH HARBOUR
Income producing property. Tri-
plex comprising two I bed/I bath
apt and one 2 bed/2 bath apt Cen-
trally located and well maintained.
$399,000 Ref#7122
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MAN-O-WAR CAY
A rare opportunity- A vacant parcel com-
prising approx. half acre and running
125'on a lovely beach in Man-O-War.

$425,000- Ref#7123
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Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30.000
Sunrise Bay Approx 9750 sq.ti lot $227,900
Marsh Harbour Vision Heights Residential lots From $51.500


Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $85.000


Dundas Town 9.000 sq.ft lot on Christie Street. $40.000


Treasure Cay lot located one lot away from powder beach $99,000 Murphy Town Residential lots many still available From $45.000


S.C Bootle Highway 1.3 Acre lot minutes from T.Cay $70.000


Yellowwood Ililltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks From $88.500 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200 $199,500
Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community From $30.000 Lubbers Quarters 4.5 Acres Sea to Sea. Rocky Shoreline
Green Turtle Cay Elevated lots w/views. 13 available From $120,000 Turtle Rocks large beachfront lot. 15,000+ sqft $185,000


Green Turtle Cay 1/2 Acre beach front lot. $475.000


Little Abaco -Waterfront lot. 8.150 sq. ft. -$39.500
Sandy Point Beachfront lot on main road. 70 x 108. $75.000


$995.000 Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000
Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55" of ocean. $950.000


Little Abaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power $39.500


Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. 1I. each, 30+ ft. elevation-$25,000 Tilloo Cay 1.86 acre seafront lot. Amazing views $ 350.000


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The Abaconian Section A Page 5


Expo displays amazed many

Expo Opening FromPage2 oerativesGET APPROVED!
A new sod grass farm
inue to be spent on imported goods for Food handling for a full scale seafood ANYTIM E! ANY I W IERE!
tourism," and he encouraged people to tap processing facility
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into another lucrative source or income -
handicrafts.
In his introduction of the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, the Hon. Lawrence S. Cart-
wright, Minister of Agriculture and Ma-
rine Resources, congratulated the artisans,
farmers and fisher folk taking part in this
historic first agribusiness Expo. This Expo
on Abaco, he explained, is the 9th of 10
taking place throughout the Bahamas; there
is still one remaining for Grand Bahama.
Mr. Cartwright was pleased to announce
several new impressive initiatives.
* Formation of Marine Protected Areas,
two of which are in North Abaco at Green
Turtle Cay
* Closed seasons for grouper, lobster and
stone crab
* The Department of Marine Resources
is seeking to improve the sustainability of
spiny lobster fishing and has launched a
public education scheme, Size Matters
* He further stated that he was pleased to
see the progress made by Abaco's two co-


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* Training workshops for cottage indus-
tries in food processing which will include
the Abaco Central High School and S.C.
Bootle High School
Mr. Cartwright closed by vowing to put
proper tools in the hands of local farmers
and procure tractors for Abaco. He then
welcomed Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham to the podium, the first that he has
been able to attend out of all nine already
held in The Bahamas.
Mr. Ingraham highlighted the need to
increase food production in the country.
Since the 2007 oil crisis, food costs have
been rising. "We have turned to imported
goods to fill our tables and have moved
away from the field and fishing. We have
turned instead to tourism and failed to see
the importance of locally produced foods.
But we will ignore food production at our
own peril, he warned. We could supply

Please see Expo Opening Page 11


The Royal Bahamas Police Marching and Pop Bands performed several times on both
days to the delight of those attending the All Abaco Expo. This shows them on Don
MacKay Boulevard with some of the tents of the Expo in the distance.


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Expo From Page 1
It was very inspirational to see just how
much can be produced in a small back yard
and should have been an encouragement
to everyone to start planting if they have
not already done so. It certainly made me
want to expand my little backyard farm and
I bought some plants from stalls in order
to do so. I saw many people going home
with bagfuls of delicious fresh produce and
plants to grow their own vegetables. It is
impossible to mention all of the impressive
stalls but one which greatly impressed me
was the Lightbourn Family Farm, which is
run by a couple and is located just south of
Spring City. Though they have only been
farming for one year, their crops were im-


pressive, and they sell fresh vegetables to
the community from their farm.
An impressive display of produce which
had actually been brought in from Nassau
for the show was there to demonstrate what
is planned for the Schooner Bay Village
in South Abaco and what will be grown
there. An area in the centre of the develop-
ment has been designated The Commons
and will consist of farmland for anyone
interested to develop and will include allot-
ments for homeowners to grow their own
produce which be can consumed personal-
ly or sold at the Farmer's Market opening
at Schooner Bay in January of 2011. Lu-
cayan Tropical from Nassau will be long
term advisors for the project.
Abaco Neem, famous for its various


healing products, has teamed up with Ka-
reem Knowles of King Eagle Farms in an
effort to protect both the human body, pets
and the environment. At their booth, Daph-
ne de Gregory of Abaco Neem stated, "We
are now promoting healthy environmental
products for the home gardener designed to
protect the environment from the pesticides
used in large scale farming. These can be
purchased at Abaco Neem and in the hard-
ware stores."
It was very interesting to peruse all of
the many handicrafts on display. The arti-
sans are amazingly creative in their ideas
of how to utilize many different items
from the environment. There were mir-
rors framed with shells of many colours,
shapes and sizes as well as shell figurines,


outstanding wood carvings from many na-
tive woods, jewelry utilizing many types
of seeds, berries, shells and coconut and
straw bags and baskets of all shapes, sizes
and patterns.
Various interesting demonstrations
took place throughout the expo including
a chicken processing presentation, lionfish
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safe farm practices, bread baking, root
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The crowds were kept entertained
throughout by a variety of performers in-
Please see Expo Page 6


The animals on display at the All Abaco Expo fascinated the children, many of whom had
never seen farm animals. Cli,,i ,r., goats, sheep, pigs and this donkey were included in
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The Abaconian May 1, 2010


The Editor Say ... Expo showed potential of farming


The Farmers' Marke lace in Marsh
Harbour came alive for two days, April
23 and 24, with fresh farm produce, local
crafts and foods. This site is the beginning
of a permanent farmer's market facility.
The ground had been leveled and lights
were installed over a year ago allowing
several community-wide celebrations to
take place. For this event, over 40 tent
canopies were in place for farm products,
craftsmen and food vendors serving meals.
A farmers' cooperative was represent-
ed which has been in existence for many
years with members farming land west of
the present BEC plant and in the area of the
Cherokee road. A newly formed farmers'
association represents farm interests on a
square mile of five and ten acre plots south
of Spring City. A second association has
been formed by interested farmers on simi-
lar plots west of the Treasure Cay airport
on prepared land left fallow when the Ba-
hama Star Farm citrus operation left Abaco
due to the citrus canker. A recently formed
association that is processing preserves,
hot sauces and other bottled items had a
display of its products that are beginning to
show up in local stores.
The event was well organized, and the
displays summarized much of Abaco's po-
tential in the agricultural sector. Available
for purchase was a wide selection of fruits
and vegetables which were harvested in
late April. A generous assortment of local
produce is expected to be available when
the site is utilized on a regular basis.
Our impression was that those persons
attending were caught off guard and were
not prepared to shop for produce at that
time. The produce displayed was tempting
and attractively priced. The situation was
not conducive to purchasing as vegetable
and fruit bought would be heavy and had
to be taken to cars parked some distance
away. This discouraged buying.
However, the public was given a glimpse
of what is in store for the area as farmers
begin to bring their fruit and vegetables to
roadside stands. It was also a wake-up call
to the farmers to see the potential for direct
sales to the public.
Within the next month we should see


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one or more farmers setting up Saturday
morning stands with fresh produce for sale.
Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC,
who is responsible for developing the site,
has plans for proper, stalls for farmers and
craftsmen, restrooms and other facilities.
The site is about four acres in size beside
the Anglican Church and across the street
from the BEC office in Marsh Harbour.
Abaco has a wide variety of artisans,
and this site is expected to grow into an ac-
tive outlet for their art and crafts. It is quite
possible that some stalls will be open more
often than on just one morning or on Satur-
days. The expected demand from residents
and visitors will drive expansion of the site
as farmers and craftsmen take advantage of
a centralized location.
This site will grow in harmony with
the expansion of our farming commu-
nity. Over 100 farmers, both old-timers
and newcomers, have taken advantage of
leased farm acreage at the annual rate of
$25 per acre. Members of the farm co-op
and one of the two farm associations are
working five- and ten-acre plots south of
Marsh Harbour. This is a fraction of the
20,000 acres cleared in 1966 for sugar
cane. North of Treasure Cay similar plots
have been spoken for and are being tilled


by farmers in the north. They have formed
another association to improve their odds
for success.
While these new farm lands are being
prepared for crops, another group is learn-
ing food processing techniques. This group
is presently contributing to Abaco Central
High School for the use of their stoves
in the Home Economics classroom. Pre-
serves, pepper sauces and other products
are prepared, bottled, labeled and are now
available in local shops.
Many of the locally grown vegetables
are available in our grocery stores, al-
though this is not well known. Being local-
ly grown shortens the delivery cycle which
means produce can be harvested closer to
the peak ripening time. This yields fresher,
tastier produce.
Marketing remains a major challenge
for the farmers as store managers want to
know there is a consistent supply of qual-
ity produce. Ordering from the wholesale
outlets in Florida is a straightforward but
slower process with shipping, handling and
refrigeration concerns.
As our 100 or more farmers become
producers, they must coordinate with their
wholesale customers, the store managers.
This will result in farmers staggering their


planting schedule to have a continuous sup-
ply available. As the system matures, sup-
ply will be driven by demand and prices.
Some farmers may get discouraged by
the work required and drop out. However,
with this large initial response and encour-
agement by BAIC and the Ministry of Ag-
riculture, we expect to see tangible on our
tables from those who persevere.
The Agricultural Exposition provided
an important first step in linking the farm-
ers with consumers, their end customers.
The displays at the BAIC site gave the
farmers insight on how they must present
their produce and the public learned that
more is produced here than just tomatoes
and onions.
Produce sales at the two-day exposition
may not have met the expectations of the
farmers, but the attending public was edu-
cated in the extent of what is being pro-
duced
We look forward to this site hosting the
farmers and their fresh crops. Our farm-
ing efforts can only improve with time,
and this market site should give farmers
encouragement and satisfaction by those
consuming their produce. The consuming
community will watch the progress of our
agriculture with renewed interest.


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Great service from a
government department
Dear Editor,
I would like to compliment the Port's
Boat Licence Department.
Last month I renewed my boat licence
in five minutes. While the lady was typ-
ing, the gentleman looked up the file, etc.
I was given a slip of paper to pay. While
doing so, they had the card signed and I
was finished.
Thanks, everyone,
Bobbie Higgs
Praise for
Auskell Clinic
Dear Editor:
I had the pleasure of attending the open-
ing of Auskell Surgical Center this past
Saturday, 17th April 2010. Some of the
attendees included Senior Administrator
Cephas Cooper, his Deputy Whelma Cole-
brook, Office Administrator Ruth Flow-
ers, a strong contingent of doctors from
Grand Bahama and Nassau including Doc-
tors Charite, Biney, Lundy, Ash, Bodie,
Farquharson and Williams as well as the
competent staff of the Auskell family pa-
tients, family, friends and well wishers.
As Angie Collie, part owner and manag-
er, shared her vision of the Auskell medi-
cal project, I could not help but remem-
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one clinic on Steve Bonnet Drive in Marsh
Harbour. Now, thanks to the ambition of
our own Angie, in addition to the private
medical offices and the government clinic,
we have a privately run general medical
clinic which can boast a full slate of medi-
cal specialists who can treat Abaconians,
second home residents and visitors for just
about any illness or provide them with
emergency services.
I find it mind blowing that now we have
a facility where, locally for the first time,
mothers can give birth to babies (naturally
or by C-section), dialysis patients will soon
be able to receive treatment, circumcision
can be performed and minor orthope-
dic surgeries can be conducted. What an
achievement!
To all Abaconians, second home resi-
dents, visitors: I encourage you to visit
the new facility and you, too, will be im-
pressed.
To Angie, Dr. Charite and the Auskell
family: You have come a long way. Keep
up the good work and be encouraged!
Sincerely yours,
Faron Y. Newbold, Deputy Chairman
Dundas Town Local Gov. Committee
A letter to the
Prime Minister
Dear Editor,
Would you print the following letter ad-
dressed to Mr. Hubert Ingraham.
I am a concerned Bahamian and would
like to know why you feel like you have
the right to force the Haitians on us. We
want them off the Key Tract. You do not
own it. So you think you have the right to
put them on us. And you gave them the
right to steal land that is not yours. If you
want them so much, let them live on your
land. Here we are forced to be awake all
night with loud music. And now they are
putting trash on my land.
By the way I have papers for my land
since 1981. What do you have to show for
the land you gave the Haitians? I would not
vote for you any more and plenty others
feel the same.
A concerned Bahamian


Reply to
environmentalists
Dear Sir,
I wish to respond to a letter from Clint
Kemp which appeared in The Abaconian
of April 1, 2010. For the record, I don't
know Mr. Kemp from Adam, so my dis-
agreement with his opinions can hardly be
seen as personal. I actually intended to of-
fer this letter for publication in your last
issue, but that issue came out a few days
early, and therefore I missed the deadline.
Hopefully, this is a case where it's better
being late than not ever getting published.
Mr. Kemp opened with a reference to
the motion picture Avatar and stated that
he wondered if we weren't already living
in the days portrayed in the movie.
First off, while the box office sensation
Avatar was a smashing success and a very
enjoyable movie to watch, it was so politi-
cally rife with a decidedly liberal slant that
it is no wonder at all to me that the global
environmental movement and especially
the very liberal members thereof would
welcome it with open arms. Having said
that, allow me to say again that if one is
able to set aside the involvement of the
political message, it is a very nice film.
Period.
Mr. Kemp goes on to explain how he
left his pastoral calling after a long com-
mitment thereto, and is now very involved
in the environmental movement in The Ba-
hamas. I commend him and others of his
ilk for his and their concern for our envi-
ronment and I hope that there can be made
some progress in the protection of it. But
quite frankly, the intention of committed
environmentalists is to control every aspect
therein and to entice or force our gov-
ernment to enact legislation that will not
only accomplish the job of protecting the
environment, but will make our interaction
therewith a bloody nightmare. Remember
the turtles?
In every situation of the public's interac-
tion with the various governmental agen-
cies, there is always a way to ensure that
there is a balance whereby the public is
not overly frustrated and the government

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Letters From Page 8

gets its due. We know, of course, that is
never the case, and we still hear on a regu-
lar basis how angry many people become
because they had to go to a particular gov-
ernmental office to apply for some license
or the other, only to be so frustrated that
they nearly gave up on the whole unfortu-
nate affair.
Back to the turtles. Surely the govern-
ment realized that its ruling on that matter
was over zealous. In what I believe was a
bid to appease the environmentalists, they
not only took steps to protect the turtles,
they went overboard and forbade us as Ba-
hamians who have been eating turtle for
generation after generation to even go out
and get one anymore. Yes, I can see where
the process of catching and killing turtles
would be a rather unpleasant scenario for
many people, but the fact is we are Baha-
mians. I myself am not that crazy about
turtle, but we have lived off the sea since
we arrived in these islands and my people
have been here for hundreds of years and
to think that the johnny-come-lately envi-
ronmentalists have taken that right away
from us is disturbing. There was a happy
medium to be struck, but alas our govern-
ment caved.
I wish to take this opportunity to warn
Bahamians that they must stay vigilant.
Although extreme environmentalists are a
small minority amongst us, the movement
has gone from a genuinely motivated entity
to a politically powerful lobby. It's the tur-
tles now, but tomorrow you won't be able
to cut down a poisonwood tree on your
own private land without a permit from the
government! Sounds funny, doesn't it? It is
however fact in certain areas of the United
States that you need permits to do almost
any and everything on your own land.
I realize that I will be laughed off by the
environmentalists. That's to be expected.
However, I implore you, my fellow Baha-
mians, to watch their progress carefully.
We live in a global community now where
even our government whoever they may
be at any given time in history will be
pressured into regulating to the max all
things concerned with environmental con-
siderations in a bid to qualify for the many
billions of dollars that developed nations of
the world have been asked to commit to the
new Global Environmental Government
that is at this very moment in the making.
Questions: How are the members of this
new global, environmental initiative sup-
posed to contribute the many billions of
dollars being requested when the whole
world is supposedly in a huge recession?
And aren't there more important issues at
hand, such as world hunger; AIDS in Af-
rica; genocides that seem to happen every
several years; child slavery; and last but
certainly not least, the imprisonment of
Christians in several nations around the
world for no other reason other than being
a Christian? Oh, that's right, Christianity
is not so much in vogue these days, and the
earth is actually our spiritual mother. Oh,
Lord, have mercy on us!
Thank you for the space in your col-
umn, and please include the following info
in this letter because newspapers are hard
to come by at times here on Abaco, and I
would hate to think that I missed an oppor-
tunity to debate my position with anybody:
My email address: rockhoppin@gmail.
com Also, you can find me Billy Boom-
bastic Roberts on Facebook.
So, a summary is in order.
Do I believe the environment needs pro-
tecting? Of course, it does. But I also be-
lieve there are those who do not wish to
find the happy medium for all but are rath-
er intent upon forcing their opinions into


law. In a true democracy, "the people's"
voice should be heard on all issues that af-
fect their day-to-day lives. A government,
no matter how in tune to the people's wish-
es they may feel they are, cannot possibly
know what the desire is of the majority at
all times. It is my belief that if the govern-
ment were to offer the decision to ban tur-
tle catching to the public, the ruling would
be overturned.
Sincerely,
William (Billy) Roberts

Appeal for all to pre-

serve our environment
To the Editor:
It has recently come to my attention that
an individual has removed coral from the
beach at the North End of Elbow Cay be-
low the high water mark. He accomplished
this by use of a bulldozer and left quite a
mess behind.
I write of this incident because it serves
as an example of the way in which resi-
dents of The Bahamas and developers often
choose to destroy the natural environment
for their own benefit with little regard for
the consequences to "the greater good."
In this particular case the natural environ-
ment that he chose to destroy was not on
his land but belonged to The Bahamas gov-
ernment as it was clearly below the high
water mark.
As I understand it there is a statute in
place that says that destruction of a beach
area without a permit is a government of-
fense with a substantial financial penalty.
However, it is also my understanding that
it is difficult to enforce this penalty as the
government is overwhelmed with more se-
rious cases.
Since the government cannot fine these
people, it is the work of each of us to bring
awareness to each offender of the major
destruction that they are enacting. It is the
responsibility of each of us to voice our
outrage at their self interest. These islands
have remained untouched for centuries.
Our challenge is to fight to preserve them
without totally inhibiting growth and de-
velopment in a sensitive way. Friends of
the Environment has done an amazing job
of enacting educational programs to raise
awareness of a sustainable way of living
on these lands. But they cannot do it alone.
It takes a concerned citizenry to help them
spread the word and advocate for better
protection of our natural resources before
they are all destroyed.
We built a home on Elbow Cay because
of its natural beauty and pristine environ-
ment. We chose Elbow Cay so that our 14
grandchildren might get to experience the
wonder of this unique and unspoiled place.
It has touched each of them. There is no
place that they or we would rather be!
However, since we have built this home
we have witnessed the destruction and near
destruction of the place that we all love.
Only last year a grove of 100-year-old
buttonwoods was destroyed on the adjoin-
ing lot to ours because the owner did not
like them and wanted to replace them with
palm trees.
Just last night the Hope Town Coun-
cil courageously voted down a develop-
ment that would have profoundly altered
this amazing island. And I was delighted
to learn that BEC is no longer consider-
ing Bunker C fuel for its new power plant
in Wilson City, due to the voices of over
1,000 concerned citizens.
These are terrific accomplishments
in the quest for preservation of the very
things that make this area of The Bahamas
unique. Let us all continue these efforts to
preserve the very things that we all love
about this place.
Susan Maxman, FAIA


Response to a

Letter to Editor
Dear Eidtor:
Recently there was a letter to the edi-
tor regarding a visitor to Abaco stating that
they were unable to find a salon that cuts
Caucasian hair. In fact, the letter went on
to say that the one salon they found did not
accommodate them. This was most disap-
pointing to the stylists at Hair, Body, and
Soul who would like to respond to this arti-
cle because the beauticians do cut and style
all hair types as they are a unisex salon.
This Salon is located on Forest Drive
behind the K & S Service Center. The sa-
lon is open from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on Mon-
day through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Friday and Saturdays. They do regret
that those visitors were not able to find this
location and hope that this does not happen
again. The salon can be contacted by call-
ing 367-3977.

Call for a

new principal
Dear Editor:
As a parent of a child of an Abaco high
school, I have seen the unfair treatment of
students by the school principal. In fact,
when a big fight took place late last year
and many of those boys were put out of
school, this was unfair to many of them as
their names were falsely called, and they
were accused of fighting when they did
not. In fact, some of the students who are
guilty of causing problems at this school
are pets of the principal, the guidance
counselor and others.
This is wrong and for this reason a pe-
tition was prepared to obtain signatures
to have the principal removed from this
school. I do not believe that she is the right
principal for this school, and she is making
a lot of the children hate her.
If a student does something wrong or
disobeys the school rules, a course of ac-
tion should be taken. But the principal is
quick to put children out of school when
they make a mistake, have on the wrong
color socks or shoes or is missing some
other item. There is no grace or warnings
issued to students so that they can have time
to correct their behavior. It seems as if she
has forgotten her human side and that par-
ents are not able to replace shoes or buy all
items a child may need for school. Instead


of sending a note home to the parent, the
principal puts the children out of school.
An incident took place recently involv-
ing a few males at the school. Several of
the boys were never problems before but
were being bullied by a student. A scuffle
developed and the instigator was beaten for
his attack. Instead of this boy being sus-
pended along with the other few boys, he
was kept in school.
At a meeting held at the school on April
19th, I along with the others present lis-
tened to the principal, it was clear that she
loves this bully. It is unclear what this boy
has done for her, but she praised him and
reported only on one side of the story his
side. The other students did not have a
side. This is wrong. The principal is not
an impartial principal at all; instead she
has favorites and makes it clear that only
the words of those she deems worthy will
stand where witnesses are concerned. As I
sat in that meeting, my heart bled for those
young men whose lives she was so ready to
quickly throw away.
Is this what education in this Bahamas
has come to? Is there no longer a period
of innocence before one is pronounced as
guilty? Is it all right for a student to be
bullied by others and not defend him or
herself when approached to fight? What is
a student to do in a case like this? I am
heartbroken that as a parent my child is
no longer safe from bullies at school. I am
aware that children will be children, but
my innocent child who is quiet and likes
to be by himself or with a select group of
persons should not be made a target for
vigilante youth.
I appeal to the Minister of Education and
the Prime Minister of the Bahamas (and my
Member of Parliament for North Abaco)
to please send this large high school a fair
principal, one who looks beyond national-
ity, beyond color, beyond race and beyond
academic ability; one who is prepared to
give all children a chance to thrive and to
learn in a safe school environment.
There are a lot of smart intelligent chil-
dren at this school and great teachers. But
as a parent who speaks for many others,
we are not pleased with the way the princi-
pal runs this school and treats our children.
I do not want my child or any other child
to be scarred by such an experience. So I

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Central Abaco News

Tourism hosts private pilots' association fly-in International Home 3rd from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. The
show has a wide selection of items to sell
By Timothy Roberts in personal aviation aircraft and has been Trade Show is open including multi-purpose knives, profes-
An aviation group including airplane pi- around since 1984 with planes that are de-
By Samantha V. Evans sional rulers that can improve children's
lots, family and friends were introduced to signed for the comfort and ease of use of y aantha ans siona rus tt cn children's
Abaco has the rare opportunity to host handwriting, bone density tests, choppers,
Abaco during a weekend fly-in from April a luxury car.
Abaco during a weekend fly-in from April a luxy cr. the International Home Trade Show and pillows, corsets, grills, 50-foot hoses, jew-
9-11, enjoying a three-day stay at the Aba- The Ministry of Tourism welcomed the
o Beach Resort. pilots at Cheroee A iaion's FO, the according to Michael Martinez, spokesper- elry, tile cutters, generators, non-stick fry-
co Beach Resort. pilots at Cherokee Aviation's FBO, then .
S g p o t C son for the group, it is like a mini-mall as ing pans, novelty products, beauty items
The group, part of the Cirrus Owners hosted a dinner party for the group at Ab- p i o i .
it has over 100 new products that cater to and a large variety of household items.
and Pilots Association, flew to Abaco as aco Beach Resort. Mr. Greg Rolle, Chief it ha o 1 n prodcs ha cae o and a lage vaie o hosehol item.
the needs of all professions and ages. The On one evening Michael had his team
part of a program sponsored by the Minis- Aviation Specialist with Tourism in Fort the nees o a oessns an as. he O one ee in Miche h his tem
show has been to Nassau several times and demonstrate some of the items including
try of Tourism that introduces pilots to the Lauderdale, is working to increase private a s s m
islands of The Bahamas. pilot traffic to the islands through market- travels all around the world selling items the suction pump that can unclog any toi-
islands of The Bahamas. pilot traffic to the islands through market-
Joe M one, the organizer of the ing and promotionsincluding some products that advertise let. In fact, it can even remove dents from
Joe McMonigle, the organizer of the ing and promotions.
a te grop ha een maing a r oe aid t d it mre trin- only on television and that come from as your car. On one afternoon he was dem-
fly-in, says the group has been making a Mr. Rolle said that despite more strin- r o
far away as Germany. onstrating the use of the non-stick frying
yearly trip to different locations in The Ba- gent policies enforced on aviation by the fr ermn ontr g t he non-stick frying
Before coming here, the group got all pans. More than 20 vendors are a part of
hamas for seven years; their last trip took United States' Homeland Security and oth- of its ocumes saigt to ao tm to this te According to Mica
of its documents straight to allow them to this trade show. According to Michael,
them to Nassau where they stayed at Atlan- er agencies, The Bahamas has made major se oods on te isand. e ow
sell goods on the island. The show will
tis for a weekend. strides in streamlining the ease of access Please see Centra Pae
be at Faith Convention Center until May Pleasesee Central Page 14
The Cirrus Association, with about 3000 and paperwork for private pilots who want ________b
members, brought 33 planes to Abaco for to visit The Bahamas by working in con-
the weekend. Only five of the pilots visiting junction with the FAA, the Aircraft Own-
this year had been to The Bahamas before, ers and Pilots Association (AOPA), U.S. Located in Marsh Harbour between
so for the rest it was a new experience. Customs and Border Patrol. Standard Hardware and Party Time
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Expo From Page 6
cluding Jus' Us, Wesley College School,
New Direction Band from Treasure Cay,
Genesis Band from Central Abaco, Es-
tin Sawyer, Impact Band, Arthur Moxey
and Joseph Davis, Eugene Davis and, of
course, the ever popular Royal Bahamas
Police Force Pop and Marching Bands.
The Marching Band, parading along Don
MacKay Boulevard, drew a large crowd
as always to enjoy its uniformed splendour
and listen to its lively music while watch-
ing the precision marching displays and
enjoying a special treat performed by the
Drum Major.
No Bahamian event is ever complete
without something to satisfy the appetite
and there was no shortage of tasty foods at
the expo. A total of eight stalls provided a
selection of all the Bahamian goodies from
conch fritters to a full meal.
The hardworking committee, having
organized such a worthwhile and success-
ful event, should have been truly gratified
at the results of all its labour, and I am
sure all of the farmers, artisans and fisher-
men are looking forward to Expo Number
Two along with the community who not
only thoroughly enjoyed the event but also
learned a great deal about agribusiness.

Expo Opening From 5
hotels with locally produced foods, deco-
rative items and furniture which will have
a multitude of benefits. "We are not yet all
we could, might or should be."
Commenting on Abaco in particular,
Mr. Ingraham stated that this island is
blessed with the natural resources for pro-
ducing food and that we can produce a lot
more than we are presently producing. He
stated that he was pleased with the large
number of students attending the expo


Shelley Austin, our own well known Mis-
tress of Ceremonies at many events, en-
tertained the crowd watching the Royal
Bahamas Police Band as she mimicked
them, then danced with the Band master.
The crowd loved her performance.
from Abaco schools and was honored to
declare the first All Abaco Agribusiness
Expo open.
Mr. Ingraham, Mr. Cartwright and Mr.
Key were each presented with a gift basket
which included a variety of items such as
jams, jellies and sauces, all of which were
made on Abaco.
Following the opening ceremony, the
Prime Minister and other dignitaries offi-
cially toured the expo booths, chatting with
the farmers and artisans.


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AT BOAT HARBOUR

EST. 1955

0) Entertainment Capital of the Abacos!

Mother's Day Talent Showcase
Grande Buffet Join the staff of Abaco Beach Resort and
Abaco Beat at Bt H r Stephen Colebrook in showing off your
1;? Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour ,
Abo Ba R t at Ba entertaining talents every Thursday in
c invites you to join us for a spectacular nglets eer u a
Anglers Restaurant
Mother's Day Buffet Anlr / /n k
SD B starting at 8 pm Until...?
Menu
I Split Pea Soup Japanese Friday Night
Seasonal Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Entrees Sushi Fever
PRoasted Beef Sirloin (Carved) Enjoy a variety of Sushi rolls every Friday
Guava Stuffed Chicken Breast night in Anglers Restaurant
with Mango Glaze from 6 pm 10 pm
Almond Crusted Grouper Fillet
with Coconut, Lime Sauce Rake n' Scrape
Omelet Station
OmeSides Dance the night away at our Pool Bar every
SPs Ride Friday night to the upbeat sounds of
SMacaroni & Cheese "Brown Tip" starting at 8:30 pm.
PotMacaroni & Cheese Saa
SGePotato Salad "Prime Time" Night
-Green Bean Casserole
Steamed Asparagus Enjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner
SRolls and Butter with friends and family.....every Saturday night
Dessert Display Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm
$32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child, Live music by "Stephen Colebrook."
plus gratuity
Advance reservations are recommended. Calypso Night
Featuring contemporary piano music with Join us every Saturday night by the Pool Bar
rich soulful vocals, we invite you to enjoy for live Calypso music by "Clint Sawyer"
the collected works of pianist and vocalist starting at 8:30pm.
Stephen Colebrook from 12 noon to 3 pm
I Karaoke Stephen Colebrook
K Enjoy the contemporary piano music and
Come and show off your vocal talents rich soulful vocals of the wonderful
A every Tuesday night "Stephen Colebrook" performing in
by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. Anglers Restaurant
Country and Western Wednesday Sunday 6:30pm until...?,
S Country and Western at the Pool Bar
Come and enjoy our savory, mouth-watering Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Country & Western themed family-style and during our Gospel Sunday Lunch
dinner every Wednesday night 1 pm to 3 pm
from 6 pm 10 pm
1 Live music by "Stephen Colebrook"
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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian


May 1, 2010


More Central Abaco News

The meeting was held at Central Abaco them to be people of integrity as they grow planet, Bernadette Hall and Abaco Gro-
Central From Page 10 Primary School followed by the training, and to not allow their ethical standards to series in Marsh Harbour ran a promotion
they are looking to partner with local peo- Present for the meeting and training was be compromised at any cost. The distribu- at the store. The goal of this promotion
ple who are interested in selling the items executive present Dr. Karen Johnson from tors were able to meet all of the other per- was to raise awareness of the variety of
locally. While here, they plan to meet with South Carolina to conduct the training. Dr. sons on the island who are a part of the eco-friendly products now on the market.
a few prospects. Johnson is responsible for opening the Ba- business. Refreshments were served dur- Earth Day falls within Coastal Awareness
Training Held for Ardyss hamas' market. ing the session. month and this year's motto is I care, do
The training was very informative as Earth Day Promotion you?
International Distributors many persons in the company just became y Ms. Hall is certainly doing her best to
By Samantha V. Evans a part of it in January. It focused on ben- at Abaco Groceries get the people of Abaco to care about their
April 23rd was a historic one for lo- efits of the company, compensation plan, By Jennifer Hudson environment. "I want people to remem-
cal distributors of Ardyss International, a measuring for various garments and natu- April 22 this year marked the 40th an- ber that there is only one earth and that
company that focuses on health and well- ral benefits of health care items. Dr. John- niversary of Earth Day. To encourage
ness and provides a lucrative compensa- son told them to identify the main reasons people to protect the environment and the Please see Central Page 15
tion plan that allows people an opportu- they enrolled in the business and let those
nity to improve their financial situation. goals keep them focused. She reminded

Work progresses on airport taxiway
The new runway at
S the Marsh Harbour
International Airport
-- Rhas now been in use
for several months
but in the absence of
a usable taxiway, pi-
lots have had to use
the new runway for
'a togl,, This proce-
dure will soon come
to an end as a new
taxiway is pw i'vril'
under construction. This new taxiway is being rehabilitated from the previous runway
which is no longer in use. The taxi way will measure 6,100 feet in length by 50 feet
in width. The project is being undertaken by Bahamas Hot Mix, the same company
responsible for the construction of the new runway last year. Harlin Johnson, Abaco's Earth Day was on April 22, the 40th anniversary of this special day, that brings attention
Manager for Bahamas Hot Mix, explained the process being used with rock and sand to the need to preserve our environment. Bernadette Hall and Abaco Groceries promoted
imported from Freeport where it is mined. When all of this has been completed, Baha- the use of "green" products that are available at Abaco Groceries. These products are
mas Hot Mix will place solar lights along the taxiway. The project began on April 1 and not so damaging to our environment as normal cleaning supplies. She is speaking to
was expected to be completed by April 20th, weather permitting. Levaughn Albury.











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SMore Central Abaco NewsI


Central From Page 74
we must do our best to preserve it," she
stated, then asked the question; "Have you
given any thought to what you buy?" She
wants to get the message across that people
can make a difference in the grocery store.
Ms. Hall had a table outside Abaco
Groceries showing a variety of eco-friend-
ly products available in the store so that
before people entered the store she could
tell them about the advantages of these
products and encourage them to purchase
some. She praised Ian Roberts, owner of
the store, for reducing waste by selling
many of his products in bulk, selling the
eco-friendly cleaning products and promot-
ing local growers by selling locally grown,
organic vegetables.
Since Ms. Hall herself uses all of the
products, she was able to tell customers
firsthand of their effectiveness and advan-
tages. The products included Green Works
All Natural Cleaner and refills, liquid dish
soap, Simple Green All Purpose cleaner,
dishwasher detergent and Ecos Laundry
detergent. All of these products compare
very favorably in price with regular brands
and in most cases I noted them to be actu-
ally less expensive.
Recyclable cups and other biodegrad-
able containers were being promoted but
it is unfortunate that at present Styrofoam,
which is very harmful to the environment,
still carries less duty than the eco friendly
materials. Energy-smart light bulbs which
are great energy savers are on sale.
The Ministry of Tourism has been pro-
moting Coastal Awareness month nation-
wide for the past six years and this is the


fifth year that Abaco has participated.
Ms. Hall is the volunteer coordinator for
Abaco. She is passionate about preserving
the environment and runs her own business
that includes a business encouraging recy-
cling to reduce the impact of solid waste on
our beautiful environment.
What can be recycled?
* Aluminium cans, preferably crushed or
squeezed.
* Glass bottles (Kalik, Heineken, Guin-
ness, Vitamalt)
* Batteries (car, boat or golf cart)
How?
Put your bottles and crushed cans in a
bag and drop them off at your local depot.
Batteries may also be taken to a depot.
Why?
* It reduces the amount of waste in our
landfill, on our streets and in our waters
* Saves money and energy
* Creates more jobs
What not to recycle
* Wine bottles, plastic bottles and no other
beer brands than specified
Recycling depots can be found in Marsh
Harbour, Hope Town, Guana Cay, Scot-
land Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Cherokee
Sound, Casuarina Point, Man-O-War Cay,
Treasure Cay, Sandy Point and Cooper's
Town.
There is now a new "green" acronym
RAD for Responsible Appliance Dispos-
al for the recycling of large appliances
such as air conditioners, refrigerators and
stoves. For more information on recycling
or to organize pick up, call Ms. Hall at
367-0699 or Friends of the Environment
at 367-2721.


Haitian Flag Day will
aid earthquake victims
By Luzena Dumercy,
Committee Chairman
The second annual Haitian Flag Day
Celebration will be held on May 15 at the
Farmers' Marketplace in Marsh Harbour
adjacent to the Anglican Church from 6
p.m. to 12 midnight. The parade will be
from 5:30 p.m. starting from the Abaco
Hardware to the park. This year the Flag
Day Celebration will be in aid of the earth-
quake victims in Haiti.
According to official estimates, 222,570
people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million
displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and
188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince
area in January and in much of southern
Haiti. We will be working with the Red
Cross, the Rotary Club and other service
organizations to make sure that the money
raised from this event assists with build-
ing supplies, tents and other much needed


items. We will be accepting a $2 donations
from everyone that attends the event.
Flag Day commemorates the history
and the importance of Haiti's struggle,
glory and saga. This year it is even more
important due to the earthquake. Haiti
needs all of our help now. Haitians are
a strong, resilient and proud people, and
they showed these traits; even through di-
saster they can find joy. This Flag Day,
we will highlight this spirit.
Flag Day will be a fun-filled event with
many activities. There will be Creole mu-
sic, popular Haitian dishes, Caribbean
food dishes, theatrical stage plays, skits,
dancing, children's fun activities, sport-
ing events and much more in a wholesome
family environment. All races and nation-
alities are invited.
We greatly appreciate your assistance
and support. Thank you in advance for
your cooperation. For further information
contact me at 366-2925 (W) or 1-242-525-
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The Abaconian


May 1, 2010


News of the Cays


Hope Town happenings openings in Hope Town is to be a pole read- The Hope Town Youth Soccer League Hope Town and neighboring islands.
er the latest activities are stapled to the just completed a six-week session and will St. James Methodist Church's.youth
As the lighthouse turns telephone poles around the island and will play their final match on April 25th. Ages group holds Bible studies on Wednesday
By Peggy Thompson keep you informed, for players are 4 -12 years old and often a and youth group on Saturday nights at the
Hope Town Village founded in 1785 is The Writer's Circle is an informal group visitor will be invited to join in. Game day Mission House. Some of the teens are par-
home to the candy-striped, hand-wound that meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. is exciting as parents are invited so it is a ticipating in Teen Challenge and will be
Elbow Cay Reef Lighthouse. This pictur- to 12 p.m. Each participant brings some- gathering for moms and dads as well. heading to West Virginia in July as part of
esque cay is a combination of local Ba- thing they have written and it is shared The Hope Town Sailing Club sponsors a mission trip. Money is being raised by car
hamians, many of whom descended from with the group. The writer can choose sailing series throughout the year and just washes, bake sales and cook-outs. Teens
Wyannie Malone, second homeowners and to be reviewed by fellow writers or not. finished their open invitational races and also offer services like babysitting, yard
boaters. Hopping with activity, this island Sometimes guest authors join the circle and dinghy races. The Optimist sailing pro- work or other odd jobs to help the cause
has a diverse amount of activities as it does share their skills. The group meets from gram began in January and will end with and can be hired by calling 366-0400.
population. There is never a dull moment November to May or June and has even the Homer Lowe Regatta in Marsh Har- Most of the restaurants include happy
in the village, it's cross section of popu- printed a book, The Hope Town Reader. bour on May 8 and 9. The Derek Lee Tro- hours and Cap n' Jacks offers fun nights
lation and the five-mile island is literally You can come once without any material, phy race follows shortly after and at least a
hopping with activities. The poles tell all but then you must bring something you dozen of the youth will be competing from Please see Cays Page 18
- the most sure way to discover the hap- have written.


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Treasure Cay Canal Parcels
Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared canal
parcel with 164' ofbulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead with dock & dock house. $550,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1598 ts 1 &2A, 19,300 s/f
130' bulkheadcfi~t 4 new dock. $499,999.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. Bay. $434,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,73 ~fjgtCTilal front parcel
with 158' ofbrljlw sMdy waterfront. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1580 Elevated 8deared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/-with 108' of aded deep water canal
frontage. All utility ,lMlable. Quick/easy access to
Sea ofAbaco. $349,950.
Galleon Bay# 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel, 100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal lot. 126' sea-
walled deep water frontage.Great Views! $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, all utilities available. EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 4Ps/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bu-taeed frontage. $270,000.
GUANA CAY
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes house, separate master
suite, guest cottage ),& dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres wit 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay- Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay
amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,695,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 -,ean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f lat i6,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlaic'cean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.


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BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.

Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.

GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront ho -cn im porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193 0ed Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $499,000.
Beachfront Lot # 7 # 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
TURTLE ROCKS
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnishedj1pbf& oh private 1.20
acres.1,800 *1 _o5',900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $799,000.
"Turtle's Rock" # 1062 3 bedroom. 2. 4ath furnished
home on 1.18 acre parcel vitjl~' i&V each frontage.
Built in 2000, Y DiE e'ar a. $795,000.

Beach Home 1532 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
Beachfront Parcel # 426 tia l f194 s/f parcel
with 91' of pristj.i fa& nf ntage.Utilities
available. $295,000.

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. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.

Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.


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Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities available.
Starting at $47,500.
MARSH HARBOUR
Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with
pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality
construction, many extras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,995,000.
"Sea View" GreatAbaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.

GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"High Point" Seaview Lot# 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
$365,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Waterftront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $391,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot, 87' water frontage, 160' lay-
along docks & shared recessed boat basin. $335,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall.
$299,500.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $223,000.
# 1593 10,59, 4 r$lpTJ4I 120' ofbulkheaded
seawall inst il A utilities available. $199,000.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corer lot, near beach
$96,500.
#567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.
# 1571 Inland Lot # 15 in Joe's Creek subdivision,
18,500 s/f, electricity available, near to beach. $49,900.


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TREASURE CAY
Houses
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $5,725,000.
"Girasole" # 1551- Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beach frontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegaptp furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/fD4CLlBvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres 5%3' beachfront. $3,995,000.
"Summertime" # Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2 bath
beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
Brigantine Bay Canal Home #f589 -Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home sfs/f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extra $ fs/f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $3,200,000.
"Casuarina Beach House" #1512- Ocean Blvd,
furnished 6 bed, 5.5 bath 2 level beach home & efficiency
apt. 6,600 s/f living space, pool, 27,600 s/f parcel, 80'
beach frontage. Excellent rental income. $2,950,000.
"Another World" # 1007- Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Avalon # 1516 Exceptional 3 bed, 2 bath beach
home. Immaculately maintained, well appointed, 2,500
s/f under roof, 2,200 s/f open & covered patios. 24,440
s/f parcel with 175' sandy beach. $2,321,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way CanalHome- #1524 3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/fhome on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Kokomo ", Brigantine Bay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"Windward Palms # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & wGiCn 6,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' s Oy9each. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,840,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469- 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House"- Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Dolphin Watch "-Galleon Bay -# 1534 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $999,999.
"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 1507- 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegapl J-nished canal home, plus
garage on 10,400 s/ftropically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000.


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"Laguna" Galleon Bay 3 bed, 2 bath, single
storey, 1,550 s/fcgClW e, furnished, landscaped lot,
carport, garage, ep water dock, boat lift. $899,000.

Treasure House # 11 # 1592 rightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1 0 -PYTopsider style
beachside villa. Co 9nhity pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4 # 1582 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished oer iew home includes 1
bed/1 bath apartnl )o 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Privte beach access. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Condos
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1, 59Q'living space condo,
closest to beach, tasre contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea *beach views. $999,999.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2032 # 1525 3 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,650 s/f furnushed beach condo, excellent sea &
beachviews. Club amenities. $865,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 -# 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 #1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
Royal Palm Condo #2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
RoyalPalm Condo # 2420 # 1546 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo.
Great harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
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, $490,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f ground level furnishe lgehfront condo. Wel
maintained, suae& iwews, community pool. Best
Value! Priced t sell. $485,000.


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Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfront unit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2115- #1602 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000,
Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour &
marina. Well maintained, excellent condition. Owner
occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage
unit. $425,000.
Royal Palm #2304- # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.

Vacant Land
Thurston Bay Beachfront Development Acreage 1579 -
108.65 acres located near Treasure Cay community
entrance. Features a c .0,500' sandy beachfront, plus
approx. 800'~la hard rock shoreline. Borders on
Geat Abaco"Wwy. & Treasure Cay Dr. $4,365,000.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo SizedBeachfront Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel (20 acres) with 115' sandy
beach frontage & 460CGFr. Superior building lot. All
utilities available. Fantastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel #,60 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treas each, 75' beach
frontage ofsuge s ige sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular s beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' of beach frontage, on ogfcQcular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities a~il~le Gorgeous beach & sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 160 Ocean Blvd. level &
cleared beach lot, 12,60B'"c5T9 fabulous sandy beach
frontage. Breath-tang sea views. $1,275,000.
Windward Beach -BeachfrontParcel # 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/fparcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea of Abaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel # 1470 23,151 s/f parcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea ofAbaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 1/2 acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea ofAbaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $399,000.
Rock Point 1543 12,000 s/f landscaped level lot. 80'
Sea ofAbaco frontage. All utilities available $262,000.
Ocean Blvd.# 1547/1548 -,JTGand residential level
parcels of 10,805 .O s/f. All utilities available,
public beactfllss. EACH $71,000.
Seagrape Dr. # 1609 8,000 s/f residential lot just 1
block from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available.


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like trivia and bingo (donations are raised
for various local charities). Abaco Inn fea-
tures a Cuban night as well as a live music
on Tuesday nights. Check the poles as they
often will do special family day activities.
The Hope Town Harbour Lodge returns
Hope Town to her British roots by holding
proper high teas please pass the scones.
The Lodge has other theme nights like
outdoor movies, raw and sushi bar, cham-
pagne/wine sampling and guest chefs with
fixed menus.
The Early Bird menu at Harbour's Edge
not only offers a break in price but items
that are not found on the regular menu. Lo-
cal Vibe, a talented band of Hope Town
musicians plays on Thursday and Satur-
days at Harbour's Edge and should not be
missed. Tuesday at On 'da Beach feature
rotisserie chicken. Be sure to call ahead to
reserve your souse on Sundays starting at
10:30. They have a variety of beach ac-
tivities throughout the year including beach
volleyball. Sea Spray in White Sound of-
fers New Entry, a popular local band, on
Saturday nights as well as specialty Ba-
hamian breakfasts on the weekends like
stewed and boiled fish. There are various
activities from fishing tournaments to surf
contests and Junkanoo.
Hope Town is all about service help-


ing one another and the community. The
parents and grandparents of the youngsters
on the island have banned together with the
Hope Town Association to improve the Jar-
rett Park playground. Current promotions
are regular cookouts and a unique picket
program. Donations are $50 per picket and
the name of your choice (child's name,
boat name, your dog, etc.) is then carved
into the picket for all to see. The plans for
the lighthouse-shaped climbing equipment
and series of decks in the famous cork tree
are on display in the Hope Town Post Of-
fice. They even include instructions for tax
deduction for U.S. donors.
The Wyannie Malone Historic museum
is seeking volunteers to work in the mu-
seum so it can stay open for visitors. Inter-
ested persons should stop by the museum
or call 366-0088.
The Elbow Cay Community Associa-
tion is a community volunteer committee
focused on ensuring all the needs of the is-
land are met. The group was formed as a
back-up for when government budgets are
not enough or non-existent. So far this year
they have worked on Hope Town garbage
removal, paying for extra bins, maintenance
of the dump and a ramp bulkhead for trucks
to unload directly into bins. The attractive
and practical waiting gazebo on the end of
the upper public dock (post office) has been
a wonderful addition to the island.


The Hope Town District Council has
been busier than ever. They are respon-
sible for Elbow Cay, Lynard Cay, Pelican
Cays, Tilloo, Lubber's Quarters, Man-O-
War, Scotland Cay and Great Guana Cay,
and they try to keep growth balanced and
healthy. On five-mile Elbow Cay it is im-
portant you don't make a mistake as there
is not room for error. The future of all
these special islands is in the hands of the
Council that is elected by the community
whose members are paid a small stipend
by the government to meet monthly. The
dedicated board completes site inspections
and meets as often as necessary to get the
business done in a timely fashion. Applica-
tions are posted publicly. When any plan is
controversial, they have to work even more
hours to ensure everyone is heard. As the
economy takes an upward turn, they are re-
ceiving more applications than last year for
buildings, small resorts and docks. They
continue to work with everyone to ensure
Bahamian laws are followed. Hope Town


By Timothy Roberts
The Hope Town District Council held
two meetings to deal with the numerous
projects and issues set before them. The
meeting was held in the evening on April
12 and continued on April 14.
On April 12 the Council was addressed
by the principals of the Elbow Cay Club
development, an extensive redevelopment
of the existing property. The project has
met with much resistance from the com-
munity and has 1000 signatures against it.
Victor Apat, one of the principals, pre-
sented the project as it was originally pre-
sented over a year ago. However, he spoke
of possible changes to the plan to accommo-
date criticism of the project. The criticisms
he listed, based on a community meeting the


appreciates this hard-working board.
Hope Town's massage and yoga guru,
Rachel Aberle, leads yoga classes Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. behind St.
James Methodist Church. It lasts an hour
and the view is overlooking the Atlantic
Ocean Beach.
Just off of Elbow Cay's Tahiti Beach
is the famous Cracker P's Restaurant and
Bar. They have a new shuttle running from
Marsh Harbour on Saturdays for those
wanted to have lunch at Cracker P's and
do some exploring on Lubber's Quarters -
there is a wonderful nature path. Full Moon
party is on the Saturday night closest to the
full moon and is a great time to dance the
night away.
Please e-mail any happenings or an-
nouncements to abacopeg@yahoo.com so
we can share the activities. I am sure there
are many things I missed so e-mail me with
Hope Town Happenings in the subject line
to be sure you are included in each edition
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developers held with Elbow Cay residents
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less obtrusive in the waterway. He would
add a small boat basin on the north side of
the property. The basin would reduce the
density of the project.
Mr. Apat said that the project would be
a community asset and would be fully de-
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The intent, he said, is to take the Elbow
Cay Club back to the way it was.
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Robert Malone attended the meeting on include a truck with a compacter to reduce educate people on how to reduce the bulk
Cays From Page 78 April 14 to clear up matters relating to letters the bulk, a trailer to collect garbage from of the garbage and how everything would
residents and second homeowners and visi- of opposition regarding his proposed New boats in the harbour, a commercial chipper be enforced.
tors was read by Clay Wilhoyte which ad- Wave Radio Station. The main complaints and a backhoe for transfer station mainte- There was general support of the idea
dressed many of the same issues that Mr. concerned the tower as an "ugly blight" on nance. by the Council. Chief Councillor Jeremy
Apat said they were willing to reconsider. the island, that it would diminish property In his proposal he stated that the main Sweeting expressed a desire to work with
The public was dismissed and the com- values and present safety concerns, goal is to stop the burning of garbage on Mr. Wilhoyte toward the resolution of the
mittee deliberated and reached a unani- The project was unanimously rejected Elbow Cay. He would like to return the dump problems but said they need to iron
mous resolution. The Council opposed with the main factor being the height of the dump to being a transfer station and have out the details concerning the prices and
this development and rejected the plan as proposed tower. someone "man" the dump to control and regulations and ensure central govern-
presented. Clay Wilhoyte spoke to the Council sort where waste is deposited. ment's support before Mr. Wilhoyte goes
The Council, however, made it known concerning the dumpsite and the problems Addressing the financial aspect, he said forward with plans.
to the developer that the proposed changes, of maintenance and burning. He proposed that rates need to be charged for use of the It was noted that effective that week
when put into writing, would be consid- that he and his son run the waste manage- dump/transfer station using a voucher sys- the Council will enforce the law requiring
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The meeting was recessed and resumed Council's approval and a long term con- have to be considered a business and pay construction debris. Building permits will
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Driftwood
By John Hedden
Last weekend the Abaco Expo proved
to be excellent. In terms of displays and
turnout, the presentations revolved more
around artisan and artistic displays than
anything else. Food courts were also pre-
dominant as were the institutional booths
of organizations such as Bahamas national
Trust and Friends of the Environment. In
a sense this proves the economics of value
added. The livestock display was ever pop-
ular, and the few agricultural booths were
well set up and manned.
In the agricultural arena those deserving
special mention include Mike Lightbourne
with vertical hydroponics, Leanne Key
Kaighin and Charles Carey both with small
ruminants and poultry, Stephen Knowles
with his donkey and Sugarland Nursery
with semi-native plant displays.
The Ministry of Agriculture imported a
large contingent of sheep, pigs and goats as
well as the manpower to manage them and
educate the public. Unfortunately, the live-
stock were for the main part unmonitored,
animals lacking water and suffering the
abuse of not so young children with sticks
and missiles. The public was unable to get
answers to their many questions concerning
breeds and grow out. If it was not for the
public interaction of the above mentioned
private operations, the livestock displays
would have been sorely lacking.
Big Bird's poultry display was an exam-
ple of total apathy, as two cages of broil-
ers and young chicks were unceremoni-
ously dumped, exposed to full sun with no
food and no manpower or signage. If not
for the intervention of Charles Carey, they
would have succumbed to heatstroke within
a few hours.
However, both local Ministry of Agri-


4 4


culture and the Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation's input were instru-
mental in the success of the Expo, and a
special accolade goes to the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee and its chairman
for their efforts.
As most are probably aware by now, I
have always had a special interest in farm-
ing and the arena of primary production,
which includes fisheries, marine ecology,
terrestrial forests, agronomy and horticul-
ture.
This show has raised several questions
in my mind that need to be addressed.
1) Why was farm production so poorly
represented?
2) Is agriculture and farming viable as
an economic entity?
3) What is food security?
4) What is the meaning of sustainabil-
ity?
5) Should the public service be a partner
in farming enterprise?
Poor representation by growers could
be more than likely due to three main fac-
tors. First, the main vegetable produc-
tion season had already finished, farmers
therefore had little to display. Second, the
charge of $150 per booth would negate
any farm sales. Third, the general state of
agricultural enterprise in the country was
reflected in the lack of farm displays.
This then leads, along with the previous
observations, to demonstrate that mere-
ly putting on a show does not guarantee
a healthy industry. In fact, the industry
should be working towards its own display
of talent and product, government just pro-
viding the venue. In other words farming
in The Bahamas is in poor shape and needs
urgent resuscitation. One hundred fifty
dollar medical fees will not do the trick.


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us is highly debatable and the media have
their own opinions. Dave Ralph of The
Abaconian feels that we need to initiate
an agricultural tourism sector where visi-
tors will actually pay to make input into
grow out operations. Larry Smith, an in-
dependent journalist, questions whether
The Bahamas is capable, considering all
the external inputs required for grow out
operations. Others with their feet more
firmly planted in the dirt question the costs
of inputs, especially labour and labour sav-
ing devices such as equipment and fuel.
Yet others question the viability of our
soils, seasons and infrastructure for effi-
cient food production. Still others question
the actual size of the local markets and the
perceived preference for imported product
over Bahamian grown. Finally, some even
question the influence of government and
the resulting dependence on the public ser-
vice, the lack of legal access to land for
production and the time delays inherent
with permissions and licences.
The fact of the matter is that all are
right, and the challenge to find an answer
needs thorough examination and analysis
by a diverse and independent group.
Food security is a term that is constantly
bandied about by politicians especially and
public servants reiterantly, but its exact
definition is difficult to establish. Its mean-
ing is almost as vague as that of Organi-
cally Certified. It depends who does the
defining. As a result we are left with that
rather empty feeling in our stomachs when
we are fed on ideas of food production and
little else. The Chinese are not our answer
to food security by a long shot, unless we
are prepared to learn Cantonese.
Sustainability in food production is
equally as vague and in its purest sense
means the ability to produce without any
imported agricultural inputs at all. We all
know however that this is not in fact pos-
sible. This has been previously attempted


over many generations of plantations and
slash and burn agriculture. This latter has
come the closest with its task definition,
and the use of locally available know-how
and physical inputs from labour to dung
and seaweed fertility. Production achieved
a basic subsistence level with little or none
to distant markets.
Finally of course, comes the question-
ing of government and hence political
partnership in food production. Believe
me, this does exist today, and in all likeli-
hood tomorrow also. It will continue until
the farming community has been unable to
survive the repeated attempts at talking to
revive a moribund industry, unless issued
a death certificate by the government.
This is still an essential issue especially
on islands where cultivating tourists has not
become more life sustaining than slash and
burn and the food packet on the mail. The
manner of the control of lands and lack of
Bahamian access, the control of inputs and
infrastructure, lack of knowledge based
extension and educational services have all
given rise to political interference in the in-
dustry. The lack of a definitive agricultural
policy has allowed political influence, no
matter which regime may hold the power
of the moment. Each government has its
own different ideas and so also introduces
a sense of chaos and confusion to the plan-
ning, decision making and implementation
of the industry.
Government needs to get out of market-
ing, supplies and the physical aspects and
devote itself to logistics, sensible regula-
tions, streamlining permissions and re-
moving barriers. Leave the farming to us;
you don't know how.
One of the senior livestock officers at
the Expo told me that the reason he was
constantly absent was because he couldn't
take the heat and the sun. That's fine with
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Surgery center will provide additional medical services


By Jennifer Hudson
On April 17 Auskell medical staff, visit-
ing doctors, local government officials and
well-wishers gathered in front of the new
Auskell Surgical Center on Queen Elizabeth
Drive in Marsh Harbour to celebrate anoth-
er milestone of the Auskell Medical Cen-
ter. The cutting of the ribbon to officially
open the Surgical Center was performed by
Dr. Francis Biney, Executive Director, and
Mrs. Barbara Bain, Office Manager.
This new, well appointed Surgical Cen-
ter will set new standards in surgeries for
Abaco. It is designed to be a minimally
invasive surgical centre where procedures
will be performed with great precision and
less recovery time to ensure the best sur-
gical outcomes. The patient will be sup-
ported and given peace of mind throughout
the process. Many specialty services will
be offered such as orthopaedics, trauma,
oncology, podiatry, cosmetic and plastic
surgery, cardiology, neurology, anesthe-
siology and deliveries to name but a few.
The Surgical Center, which is located
in the building just to the northwest of the
Auskell Medical Center, is outfitted with
an operating room, scrub room and two
recovery rooms, one for patients who are
able to sit and the other for patients need-
ing to lie down, plus bathrooms and fully
computerized office. It will be used purely
for surgery and emergency services.
Mrs. Angie Collie, Founder and Medi-
cal Director, vowed that Auskell will
continue to give only the best the medical
field has to offer and that the new Surgical
Center will be a blessing to the people of
The Bahamas. Mrs. Collie described how
on Saturday when all of the rooms are
full in the Auskell Clinic with visiting spe-
cialists, and there is standing room only,


if an emergency comes, one of the doctors
has to vacate that room in order for the
emergency to be dealt with. Now instead,
emergency patients will be taken straight
to the Surgical Center where they can be
treated in a specially assigned setting and
with complete privacy.
"Medical facilities such as Auskell play
a vital role," stated Ms. Collie. "This is the
first step in the massive plan of Auskell to
advance medical care and facilities in The
Bahamas." Ms. Collie noted how busy the
Auskell Clinic is now,necessitating longer
opening hours so that hours have now been
extended to 8 p.m. More emergency flights
have been taking place and since December
18 of last year, the clinic has dealt with an
emergency every night. This year Auskell
began an on-call service and has teamed up
with the Emergency Medical Service to fly
patients to Nassau when necessary.
"These are exciting times for Auskell
and the community of Abaco," stated Mrs.
Collie. "Except for New Providence and
Grand Bahama there is no other facility
like it in The Bahamas and when complete,
there will be no other like it in The Ba-
hamas." She mentioned that soon people
will be able to receive health care in their
home from a medical practitioner or nurse.
There will also be a Medical Concierge
service which will make use of all tech-
nologies including airlift.
Mrs. Collie became quite emotional
when she spoke of all the people who sup-
port her. "I am not here by myself," she
stated; "People pray for me all the time."
She thanked her staff who stick by her
even through the rough days, telling them
that one day they will be rewarded. She
thanked Dr. Biney, who has been at Aus-
kell for six years and has been her mentor,


giving her words of wisdom and keeping
her calm during times of stress.
Dr. George Charite, who welcomed ev-
eryone to this auspicious occasion, is now
Medical Director of Auskell. He came
originally as a Primary Care Physician
from Freeport for two days a week. But
once here he heard the stories and saw the
need on Abaco so decided to come here full
time. He now goes back to Grand Bahama
just two days a week; the rest of his time
is spent at Auskell. Dr. Charite speaks and
writes three languages. He told how Ms.
Collie, seven years ago, was touched by
the lack of medical care here and dreamed
of bringing specialty care to Abaco. He
praised her the work and foresight say-
ing, "Her dream gets bigger and bigger,
she has inspired many, but it has not been
an easy path."
In his remarks Administrator Cephas
Cooper offered his congratulations to the
administration and staff of Auskell on this
great achievement and wished them ev-
ery success in their future endeavours. He
stated, "Government cannot adequately
satisfy the growing demands of Abaco's
fast growing community and its increased
demands and challenges on public insti-
tutions. The opening of the new Auskell
surgicentre is a landmark effort to improve
access and care for patients of Abaco and


represents the first step of the revolution
of medical services on Abaco." Some of
the benefits he noted are:
* Patients will no longer need to go to Nas-
sau or Freeport for minor surgical proce-
dures
* Pressure will be taken off the Princess
Margaret and Rand Memorial Hospitals
* Patients will reap considerable savings
on airfares and hotel rooms
* People will experience greater comfort
because they can stay in their own homes
which is vital to healing
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in the early stages of illness
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plead to the powers that be to remove this
present principal and send us one who will
do right by our children.
A concerned parent
Against Chinese
farming proposal
Dear Editor,
I get the feeling the same Environmental
Assessment Officer who thought it neces-
sary to put the 150-foot-wide BEC road
though one of the most valuable pieces of
woodland and history rich areas in Abaco
is the same one who is working for the
Chinese farm.
Most Bahamians are like me; they have
no idea what a 10,000 acre tract of farm
land will look like. It is a far cry from what
my Grandad's did on Matt Lowes Cay
growing watermelons.
I was somewhat educated on the subject
while on a fishing buddy's farm in Florida.
Here is what I learned. Looking at the mas-
sive pumps pushing water out of his farm
into a dike, I asked where is all that water
going. So he gave this island boy a crash
course in large scale farm water manage-
ment.
"When it rains, one inch of water equals
27154.2876 gallons of water. So after the
ground has reached its optimum water con-
tent, the rest is removed. Where does it
go? It is pumped out of the farm into dikes
or drains that flow through a complex sys-
tem all the way to the sea. Is that bad? Yes,
all those chemicals and pesticides are what
has killed the reef out from there, and that
is why I come to Abaco with you to catch
a fish.
"Don't let Al Gore fool you into think-


ing Global Warming killed the Florida
reef. North Abaco is on that same tem-
perature latitude as those same dead reefs.
Water runoff killed those reefs.
"So where will that 10, 000 acres times
27,154.2876 gallons equals 271,542,876
gallons of pesticide- rich water from every
summer squall go.
I know we don't have either the same
soil as Florida or the water management
system as Florida. But look where the wa-
ter runoff has gone in the past. When the
sugar cane company was in full swing,
they were big, too, and their water drained
into that useless swamp we call the Marls.
We still call the place where the water ran
into the marls "The Drain." Google it up;
it's visible from space still.
26024'40.69 N 26o21'17.70 N
77009'13.39 W for the BAIC farm and
77006'45.92 W for the Chinese.
We have no idea what hundreds of mil-
lions of gallons of pesticide-rich water will
do to our water table or ecosystem, and
Abaco people don't need to find out.
To give you an idea what one common
pesticide called Malathion can do. On idiot
used one spoon full of it to kill four dogs. It
will work the same for you, the fish, lobster,
ducks and everything else that drinks it.
The democratic government needs to
ask Abaco people what is best for Abaco,
not the Chinese.
I do realize most of us cannot see past
Friday night, but even a blind man can see
what this will turn into.
What do you think?
Also I need to check and be sure the
BEC road is 150 feet like it looks.
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BBC's first tournament of the Abaco Championship.
on, 41 billfish were caught Now celebrating its 37th season, the
marlin including a 10-foot, 656 BBC is the oldest billfish tournament se-
ries in the world. Anglers can fish any
or all of the tourna-
ments with cumula-
tive points determining
the overall Bahamas
Billfish Champions.
In an effort to give
back to the Bahamian
people, the Bahamas
Billfish Championship
endowed two scholar-
ships that enable Ba-
hamian students the
opportunity to pursue a
degree in marine biol-
h made the mistake of grabbing a lure. Fortunately, ogy or advanced edu-
as Billfish Cnaipq,,"i.qp requires the release of all cation in marine tech-
y largest of the fish caught. nologies.


Recycle Aluminum Cans
Bin located next to Every Child Counts






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5 Pc. Nuggets 4 Wings BBQ or Hot

w/frieS, '. w/fries

$4.95 C $4.95






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Local delivery available throughout Abaco


Completion of all customs documentation


For More Information:

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Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
"One Call Does It All"


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

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


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

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso- Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450



Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town........................ ........... .................. 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-44 1 1
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-60 13

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

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45 Not
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

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


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

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


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
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 Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


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revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Mar 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian

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

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ........................ 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ...........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals ..................... 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals .......................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ........................ 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ...................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals...................365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes...................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes................. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals...................... 354-5175
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
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749


Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
JodyAlbury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
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
Cherokee
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer.........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040


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


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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ...........$ .............367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ .........367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
M angoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ..................... ......$..... .......... ..
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............367-2278
Signatire Sandw iches .......................................
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ........................... +.. ......366-0423
OnDa Beach .............................. 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..........366-0065
Sugar Shack ...... ...........$ ....+...366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub.............................. ....366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's.........................................366-3139
Man-O-War
Drop'n Dine.... .......... ........ 365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ..................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe ................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest ........................... 365-8654
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 ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn.............................. 365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$...........365-4066
Sundowners....................... ....... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477








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HOMES HOMES HOMES HOMES
A RYellow Wood- S
Cherokee Sound FEATURED LISTING
2 Bedrooms, I Bath __Man-O-WarCay
-.1062 s.f. Residence ....Man-O-War Cay


0.565 Acre 24,621 s.f.
Hillside Lot
Excellent Rental
History
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
#CSH1145 $259,000.

Hope Town -
Elbow Cay
0.049 Acre 2,140 s.f.
S3 Bedroom. I Bath
* 1,700 s.f. Residence
SViews of Lighthouse
from upstairs loft
Private Yard
-Central Town location
#mlTH1146- $630,000.

Great Guana Cay
1.5 Acres
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,760 s.f. Residence
Covered & Open Decks
160' of Ocean Beach
Fabulous Ocean Views
-Additional Land Available
Boat Slip Available
#GGH 1129 -$1,975,000


GREAT GUANA CAY


* "SEA-TO-BAY" 11.5 Acres 1,198' of Waterfontage Over 500' of "Plum
Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUST" Estate 12.5 Acres 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -
1,760 s.f. Residence Covered and open decks 593' of Ocean Beach -
664' on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views Private Boat Basin.
#GGH1096- $4,950,000.
* "PRINCE'S TRUSTRESIDENCE"- 1.5 Acres- 160' of Atlantic
beachfront 1,760 s.f. Residence 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,026 s.f. of covered
verandah on north and east sides 84 s.f. covered porch in the sw corner
- 1,012 s.f. of open decks on nw corner. #GGH 1129 $1,975,000. ,


Great Guana Cay
-5,000 s.f. 0.114 Acre
- 960 s.f. Cottage
- 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths
- Guana Seaside Village
- Near Atlantic Beach
- Ocean Views
- Rental History
#GGHIO11 $340,000.


ELBOW CAY

"BERKLEY'SBLUFF'- White Sound Oceanfront Building Site
31,000 sq.ft. 0.7116 Acre 100' of Ocean Frontage 275' in Depth
Natural sub-tropical vegetation Great elevation for spectacular views
HTVI 125 -$495,000

GREAT GUANA CAY

Great Guana Cay
2.2 Acres-
S95,832 s.f.
100' Atlantic Beach
S30- of A c b h f 3 100' Sea of Abaco
frontage to build dock
Fabulous Ocean Views
Additional Land Available
"Crawl Bight" #GGV1143- $895,000.


Crawl Bight" Sea to Sea building site -Two offerings 1.95,832
s.f.-2.2 Acre, 100' Atlantic, 100' Sea of Abaco. 2.321,690 s.f. 7.385
Acre 300' of Atlantic beach frontage, 300' of Sea of Abaco frontage-Newly
built dock great family estate #GGV1143 $895,000. 2,250,000.

"WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site Two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco
Frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level -#GGVI 112-$850,000
* "AERIE" Parcel # 58 Orchid Bay 174,775 s.f. 4.012 Acres -
Orchid Bay amenities.- One of the Highest Points in Orchid Bay -
Fabulous Panoramic Views. #GGV1077 -NEW PRICE $700,000.
* PARCEL"B" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 242' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 43,803 sq.ft..
- + 1.0055 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1131 NEW $685,000.
*PARCEL "C" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Fabulous Waterfront
Building Site 204' Southwest Sea ofAbaco Frontage 54,360 sq.ft..
- 1.2480 Acres Great Sea of Abaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available GGV 1132 NEW $685,000

* "BLACK JACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f. 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities, 120.41' Sea of Abaco Frontage, available to
build dock -Private community -GGV 1147 NEW $667,000.


Option # 1
- 0.282 Acre Sea to Sea Lot 119.7' of frontage
$650,000.
Option #2
- 0.451 Acre Sea to Sea 260.97' of frontage
- 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath residence
-3 bedroom, I bath guest cottage
51,450,000.
Option #3


- Entire Estate
#MWH1134-


$1,950,000.


FEATURED LISTING S

Green Turtle Cay 1
5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths
4.977 s.l Residence
-130 Ocean ltcachfront
200'on Coco Bay
Private Dock onl Coco Bax
15KW Aux Gcn.
600 GPD -Walakeraer
#GTH 1097 Four Possible Sale
Options From: $462,000 for
I acre w/dock lie. on Coco Bay. "Other Shore Club"
to $2,300,000 for entire Estate

Green Turtle Cay
3 Bedroom, 3 Baths
1,282 s.f. under air
887 s.f gournd floor -
bed-bath-garage
1,597 s.f. decks
-15,710s.f. 0.360Acre
200' on Coco Bay Beach
8,000 gallon cistern
#GTH 1152- $1,385,000. "Coco Hideaway"-

Green Turtle Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
Bunkroom
1,455 s.f. Luxury Villa
0.173 Acre
Covered Screen Porch
Golf Cart Garage
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
Auxiliary Generator
Complete Renovation 07'
#GTHI1098 $750,000. "Buttonwood"

Green Turtle Cay
-Land 17.191 s.f. 0.394 Acre
-3 Bedroom. 2 Bath
1.800 s.lE of Residence
560 s.f. Screened Porch
Tile Floors throughout
Open Floorplan
Panoramic Water Views
35.000 gallon cistern
-ImpactDoos.& Windows

#GTHI1150- $699,000. 'Hr 1touri


GREAT GUANA CAY
"CLAIRE'S BEACH"- Beachfront Building Site 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre 117' Beach Frontage Dock Access Good Elevation -
Superb Ocean Views #GGV 1006 NEW PRICE $545,000.
"SEAVIEW" Dolphin Beach Estates 136' prime waterfront -
0.557 Acres Containing 24.292 s.f.- Shared dock access
Superb elevation Fabulous Views of Delia's Cay and the Sea ofAbaco.
8' depth at MLW at shoreline. A private dock can be built on the property.
GGV 1118 NEW PRICE $485,000.
"LOST SHAKER" Dolphin Beach Estates Oversized
beach-front parcel 36,839 s.f. 0.8457 Acre 65' of Beach-front
Good elevations for superb ocean views. Lush Native Vegetation.
# GGV1000 $545,500.
PARCEL"A" at PRINCE'S TRUST- Moderately Priced Half
Acre Building Site 25,465 sq.ft. 0.5846 Acre 204.84' NE Road
Frontage 176' SW Boundary 133' NW Road Boundary 178' -
SE Boundary Fabulous Sea ofAbaco Views Beach Access Boat Slips
Available- #GGV 1130 NEW $345,000.
"PARADISE"- 12,141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of Atlantic
ocean.One lot from beach great value- 15' elevation -
easement to beach. #GGVl138 NEW $199,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
"CONCHED OUT" 30,361 s.f. 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic
Beach frontage 12' Elevations Beautiful Ocean Views Very Private
Area Additional Acreage available. #GTV1008 $379,000.

"PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Building
Site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public Dock Access Beach
Access 50' from Coco Bay Beach. #GTV 1080 $595,000.
"LONG BAYBEACH" Incredible beach parcel 26,589
Sq.ft. 0.6103 acres 60' of spectacular beach frontage Private gated
entrance -Affordable building site for cottage or beach cabana.
#GTVI 121 NEW $325,000.
"LONG BAYSOUND" Back to nature. Secluded 24,565 Sq ft
0.5639 acres 105' of Black Sound frontage Ideal home site Dock
site possible. #GTV 1122 NEW $325,000.

"MADEIRA HILL 65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre Dock Access -
Beach Access Good Elevation. #GTV 1009 $395,000.

"COCO BAYBREEZE" -- Two Prime Building Sites -.2699 Acre
-.2255 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. -Lot
"CASUARINA" 8.126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Corner lot Prime building
site Central location Short walk to Bita Bay Beach Snorkel right offshore
#GTV1074 $59,000.


Green Turtle Cay
Deep Draft Marina
Shell Fuel Dock
Bay Dock
Residences 5.583 s.f.
Land 2.7 Acres
Bar/Restaurant 272 s.f.
-Pool
Prime Dev. Potential
#GTH 1151
Price Upon Request


Green Turtle Cay
Land 17.191 s.f. -0.394 Acre
-4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
-1.518 s.f. of Residence
-Covered Screened Porch
Hand Scraped wood floors
Travertine Tiles
Fabulous Coco Bay Views
15,000 gallon cistern
Tool shed
Impact Dors& W indo.ws
GT-11149- $665,000.

Man-O-War Cay -
Settlement
4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths.
1,240 s.f. Residence.
0.3213 Acre 14,000 s.f.
Hillside for great Ocean
Views.
Beautifully Landscaped
Fully Furnished &
Equipped.
#MW111020- $525,000.
Man-O-War Cay
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
1,560 s.f. Residence.
-1,040 s.f. Verandahs
Land 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
Dickie's Cay
Private Dock
Auxiliary Generator
Fabulous Views
#MWH1099- $1,850,000.

Man-O-War Cay

L 0.975 Acres -
-100' Ocean Beachfront
-127' Creek front
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
1,336 s.f. Residence
-88' dock, 35' T
Auxiliary Generator
#MWH1139- $2,150,000.

Man-O-War Cay
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
2,664 s.f. Residence.
-2 Bedrooms, I Bath.
838 s.f. Guest House
S Land Sea-to-Sea
- 43,800 s.f. -1.1 Acres
98' Ocean Beach Front
Private Dock On Creek
Fabulous Views
#MWHI 116- $3,750,000.
Scotland Cay
0.874 Acres
1,900 s.f. of Residence
S 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Open floor plan
dock slip in
marina
145.70' Sea of Abaco
Fabulous Views

#SCH 1148 $2,250,000.


TILLOO CAY
"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom. 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre. sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lifl 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage T11111086 -NEW PRICE -$1,350,000.

MANOWAR CAY
* "SUMMERPLACE" Prime Building Site 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre
- Over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage Concrete Sewall on Sea ofAbaco -
103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour Fabulous Sea of Abaco
views. #MWVl1082 NEW PRICE $325,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
*"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with beach
access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available
NEW LISTING #SC 1140 Priced from:$170,000 $438,000


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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 9


MAY 1st, 2010


Science fair emphasized conserving crawfish

16 schools competed with displays and projects


Students of Agape cnlrstian Scnool were aelgntea to pose witn Ivnss artn hanamas, Krystle Drown, wno attenaea tne h artn uay
Science Fair held on April 23 at New Vision Ministries. Several hundred students from schools throughout Abaco participated. Stu-
dents competed in four categories with displays, projects, games and demonstrations. The judges had each group explain its project
and the winners were chosen partially for the knowledge of the theme. The overall theme was the conservation of crawfish. The sci-
ence fair is an annual event to commemorate Earth Day.


By Timothy Roberts
Friends of the Environment hosted an
Earth Day Science Fair at New Vision
Ministries on April 23 with 16 schools
from across Abaco and special guest Miss
Earth Bahamas, Krystle Brown, attending.
The science fair featured many beauti-
ful and well put together projects by stu-
dents from various schools and focused on
conservation of crawfish under the theme
Conserving Abaco's lobster populations
now and for the future.
The projects were judged on original-
ity, content, presentation, interview and
overall appearance throughout the morn-
ing. They were grouped into categories by
grade level, which were lower primary,
upper primary, lower secondary and upper
secondary.
In both the lower and upper primary
groups, Hope Town Primary School's
projects Does Size Matter and Dive with
PRIDE won both first prizes. Forest
Heights Academy took home the prize for
lower secondary and Cyber Learning Cen-
ter won in the upper secondary group for
their project Crawfish Conservation Trap.
The schools winning first place each were

Please see Science Fair Page 2


By Jennifer Hudson
Three Abaconians were among the 19
party members honoured by the Free Na-
tional Movement at a gala banquet entitled
Celebrating the Trust on April 10 in Nas-
sau. The banquet, under the patronage
of the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and
Mrs. Dolores Ingraham, was held to hon-
our Meritorious Council Members of the


Free National Movement. These persons
were selected by a committee which was
established in 1994 to award deserving
members of the party "who have sacri-
ficed and helped preserve democracy and
whose names will always be renowned in
the annals of The Free National Move-
Please see FNM Page 4


SBombardier demonstrates

aircraft for Bahamasair


Five government ministers were treated to an introductory flight on a Bombardier
turboprop airliner under consideration by Bahamasair. The flight brought them to
Abaco on April 15. 51,/wi arriving on the plane are T. Brent Symonette, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; O.A.T. (Tommy) Turnquest, Minister
of National Security; Neko C. Grant, Minister of Public Works & Transport; Dr. Earl
D. Deveaux, Minister of the Environment; and Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister
of Tourism and Aviation.


By Timothy Roberts
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
showcased its Q400 NextGen turboprop
airliner on Abaco, Nassau and Freeport
on April 15 giving government, Bahama-
sair representatives and other stakehold-
ers a demonstration tour of the fuel-effi-
cient, lower-emission aircraft which was
manufactured in Toronto, Ontario, and
configured with 76 seats.
"The Bahamas demonstration tour
provides an opportunity to showcase one
of the world's most technologically-ad-


vanced turboprops," said Kevin Smith,
Vice President with Bombardier. "The
Q400 NextGen aircraft's operational
flexibility, low-cost operation, reduced
environmental impact and passenger
comfort are ideally suited to the needs
of the people of The Bahamas and the
neighboring region."
Minister of Public Works and Trans-
port, the Hon. Neko Grant, said, "One

Please see Airplane Page 9


FNM Special Awards

include three Abaconians


Bonefish tournament raised

funds for cystic fibrosis


These are some of the bonefishermen and their guides who participated in the Baker's
Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach Resort. It is one of the fishing tournaments
in the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series that raises money for research on cystic
fibrosis. A total of 24 anglers and 12 guides fished on the weekend of April 9 and 10.
The anglers fished with different guides each day, fishing from North Abaco to Sandy
Point. See story on page 19.


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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


Earth Day was celebrated with Science Fair


Science Fair From Page 1

given a laptop computer while the second
place winners were each given a digital
projector.
Miss Earth Bahamas had an interactive
and engaging talk with the students, en-
couraging them to preserve our crawfish
and not to eat undersized crawfish nor eat


them out of season.
The director of the Size Matters cam-
paign, d'Shan Maycock with Friends, said
that when they started the research for the
campaign one year ago, the number one
issue that came up was the overfishing of
undersized crawfish. From that starting
point they created a program to help fix
the problem to protect the crawfish for fu-
ture generations.


Suggestions for conserving our natural
resources.
Pick up litter when you see it.
Shop at local farmer's market and buy
organic food.
Take shorter, cooler showers and use
less shampoo.
Install a water saving shower head.
Ask your local electricity company
about its plans to offer a green energy pro-
gramme using solar or wind power.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning
projects.


Use a reusable water bottle and use a
mug for coffee or tea.
Organize a clean-up in your neigh-
bourhood.
Use recycled paper.
Plant a tree.
Clean a beach.
Use a reusable shopping bag for gro-
ceries.
Turn off lights when you leave a room.
Pay bills online instead of receiving
bills in the mail.
Recycle aluminum cans.


Dr. Woody Bracey, well known bird expert, kept the attention of his audience of pri-
mary school students as he explained the Power Point presentation that he showed. The
students are from Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Dr. Bracey is a
second homeowner living in Treasure Cay.



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The judges of the displays are shown making notations that will add up to naming the
winners of the competitions. Four categories gave students in all grades an opportunity to
work on projects and displays. They had to explain their entries and were judged partly
on their knowledge of the subject.

Support the Cancer Society
Donate Used Items to Be Sold in
Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info


CONTACT:
Bill Thompson or Elaine Thompson
www.abacobahamas.com
Tel: (242) 367-2719 Cell: (242) 477-5712


GUANA CAY


Boat Harbour waterfront home,
203' water/beach, protected
dock, 1+acres


One Acre 100' Beach 249,000
"All serious offers entertained"


Guana Gay Home
S$1,750,000 NOW $1,250,000
GUANA CAY i


"New" 2.5 acres 325' of
waterfront. $725,000


Corner hill top residential lot,
fantastic views of beach and
ocean. $125,000


2/1 Cottage on 1/2 acre,
$229,000
EASTERN SHORES i
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Harbour View Haven & Sunrise Interior Lot 12 at Joe's Creek. Joyless Point 1.676 acre penin- Island's End waterfront 2/2 home
Cottage (great potential rental 18000 sq. ft. sula 1,000 waterfront protectedprivate dock
income) "must see" $49,500 $499,000 US569,000
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May 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section B Page 3


SIRbahamas.com


New Prices New Listings Great Values


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NEW LISTING
LUBBERS QUARTERS #5349
MIRAMAR WATERFRONT Two side by side
waterfrontIotson theSea ofAbaco & an additional inland
lot 2 bed 2 bath cottage & a dock.US$870,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE GETAWAY ABACO OCEAN CLUB Escape from it all!
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded Cozy I bed I bath cottage with A/C on the water.
dockage and beach across the street $480,000. Community dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #5231
LOT 4 EAST VIEW 11,181 sqt wooded lot4 ots
from east side of Lubbers on the Sea ofAbaco.
Designated dock slipto tie up to30 f boat$ 165,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
ANNEBONNY-WATERFRONT 180ftofthebestharbour
in theAbacos,98ft dock, 1.23 acres; 360 degree views;
charming down east 3 bed cottage. US$ 1,500,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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MAN-O-WAR CAY #4336 MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
WATERFRONT LOOKOUT HOUSE Stunning views AURORA COTTAGE Well-built 1,200 sqft
overlookingwesternharbour;2bed I bathmainhouse home, 2 bed 2 bath, central A/C. Just
with I bed I bathdockhousecottage.$1,395,000. steps from the beach. US$385,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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MARSH HARBOUR #5233 MARSH HARBOUR #4859 MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY WATERFRONT GREATABACO CLUB #36 WATERFRONT-HIDEAWAY EASTERN SHORES Sea to
Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach Spectacularhome,pool & views.4bed 4 bath,2,750 sea,l50'dock&boatliftMainhousewith I /2bed I 1/2
access and private dock slip. US$2,800,000. sq.ft. with dockage. Open to Offer $1,599,000. bath.guestquarterswith2bed 2bath.US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR
SKY VIEW- BEST VIEWS IN


#5159
ABACO 4 bed, 360


degree views, swimming pool, recreation room,
wrap around covered porches. $1,750,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4657
WATERFRONT-THE STOWEAWAY-GREATABACO
CLUB 50 ft dock with lift, meticulously appointed
sea views,also extra lot available.US$1,499,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5151
WATERFRONT THE RESIDENCES 5 star high end
3 bed 3.5 bath at the Abaco Beach Resort and
the largest marina in the Bahamas. $1,415,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5232
SEAGRAPE WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
boat lifts, swimming pool. US$985,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4736
SUNRISE BAY #7 Beautiful 3 bed 3.5 bath home with
pool,dock slip,beach access. Very desirable family
neighbourhood. Gated community. $950,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4989
R FANTASY -WATERFRONT GREAT CISTERN
New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool
with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


NEW PRICE
MARSH HARBOUR #5162 MARSH HARBOUR #4658
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES WATERFRONT GRANDER GREATABACO CLUB
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks.Desirable 3 bed 2 bath, add your own finishing touches.
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$950,000. Prime area with 55ft dock. US$549,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


INi UNDER CONI'RAC'T
TILLOO CAY #3657
FARSIDE Make an impression with the most unique
and desirable island estate in Abaco.5 bed 6 bath.
Hangar, dockage for 80ft vessel. US$4,850,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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TILLOO CAY #4464
A WENCH'S VIEW WATERFRONT 4 bed
4 bath immaculate retreat with 97' dock.
360 degree ocean views. US$3,500,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4947
ToP-A-TimUOO OCEANVIES -AFFORDABLE Where
can you get brand new construction with views for this
price? Short walk to beach & dockage.US$259,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG WATERFRONT FISHERMAN'S
PARADISE Extensive docks & boat lifts. Fabulous
newly built 4 bed 3 bath. US$1,200,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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


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TILLOO CAY #43
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cc
waterfront cottage. US$339,00
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


WINDING BAY #52
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Be
priced beachfront estate lot available
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,00
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS


S #4578 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 17 GorgeousWaterView. $225,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4940 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 18 Steps to water. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 87 Interior lot, high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 107 Community dockage. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
1 7 #4606 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
E #5049 LOT 4 EASTVIEW 11,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
S #4713 NORTH END LOTS 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
l0 #4714 INTERIOR LOTS 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375.000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 112 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock. From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $125,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock. $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

OTHER CAYS
#4493 GREEN TURTLE CAY Leeward Yacht Club Lots & house packages. From $275,000.
35 Stan Sawyer
#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $180,000. BillAlbury
I #5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32ATwo elevated lots total 23,000 sq.ft. 90 ft of waterfront with a
dock. $500,000.Jane Patterson
S#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan


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George Damianos Kerry Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t 242.362.4211 c242.366.0163


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer BillAlbury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046


Lydia Bodamer Chris Albury
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046


Member of the Bahamas MLS


MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $55k. Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation,views. $599k. B. Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS- Hill top withView access 16,969 sq. ft. $74,500. Lydia Bodamer
#4803 TREASURE CAY Choice Canalfront Lot. $280,000. Stan Sawyer


#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3B/2.5B Sea of AbacoWaterfront. $1,500/mo.
#4858 PELICAN SHORES 3B/2B with pool, sea & harbour views. $2,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4B/4B with pool & shared dock. $4,000/mo.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY & SEE SECTION A CENTREFOLD FOR TREASURE CAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY & GUANA CAY


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School News


AMaco student wins top
Family Island award
By Canishka Alexander
Last month Joy Archer of St. Francis
de Sales School was honoured at the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Honours Day
program. "I was truly blessed because at
the awards ceremony, I found out that I
was the top Family Island student, and I
also won for the best essay in The Baha-
mas," she exclaimed. "God blessed me in
that respect because from the two wins, I


Wda adUlm L LU to IIL rZ,JUU 111 LLdal.
Joy was joined by 51 other females from
around the country. As a part of the pro-
gram, Joy said they were featured on Ba-
hamas at Sunrise, ZNS and one of the local
radio stations in Nassau.
One of the highlights for her was meet-
ing the Hon. Charles T. Maynard, Min-
ister of Youth, Sports and Culture, who
spoke to them about future goals and gave
them sound advice to steer them in the
right direction.


I Abaco students visit Nassau


Teachers and students from Agape Christian School pose with the Prime Minister, the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, during a courtesy call in Nassau on April 19. Their trip
included visits to several other interesting and educational locations.


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* Headache & Neck Pain
* High Blood Pressure
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www.HealthyLifeDoctors.com
Dr. Keith Lewis has been helping
patients for 26 years in the United
States as well as the Bahamas.
Dr. Lewis is Board Certified by
the American Academy of Anti-
Aging Medicine and a Fellow of the
American Association of Integrative
Medicine.


Specialized Treatment Including:
- Chiropractic Care Physical Therapy Functional Medicine Laser Treatment for Pain
Nutritional Therapies Percussor Activator .Therapeutic Ultrasound
Exercise. Electroceutical Pain Management


The rest
of her stay
in Nassau in-
cluded tours
of the islands
and a visit to
the College
of The Ba-
hamas. She
said Abaco
was well rep- rhe
resented at the competition. While visit-
ing COB, the students were given a gen-
eral knowledge test that was sectioned into
Social Studies, English and Mathematics
questions. Afterwards, they sat an essay
test, which closely resembled that of the
BGCSE English examination, she said.
The test determined the top overall stu-
dent, the top Family Island student and the
top essay competition winner. Among the
prizes given to the honourees were com-
memorative clocks, T-shirts, jewelry and
cash prizes.
She was privileged to meet with a num-
ber of girls who had done amazing things
and who have made positive changes in
their schools and communities.
Forest Heights students get a
taste of the real world
From February 8th through the 19th, 31
Forest Heights Academy l1th grade stu-
dents "took a short intermission into the
real world of work." After choosing jobs
they felt would be of interest to them, they
wrote letters of applications and sent their
resumes. All were accepted. So with "but-
terflies" and uncertainty, they arrived un-
derstanding the true meaning of Monday


Page 4 Section B


The Abaconian


Mlay 1, 2010


morning.
All chose interesting jobs including
medical assistants, boat mechanics, office
personnel, bank tellers, computer techni-
cians, photography, law and even an ap-
prentice pilot. While on the job they kept
journals and answered questionnaires to
help them in writing their reports for office
practice.
Their journals reflected their varied
reactions. Many enjoyed "observing the
proceedings of the job," and it was clear
that the experience along with the camara-
derie of the workplace was their paycheck.
However, most came away with a renewed
sense of what they want to do in the future.
One student defined the experience well
when she said, "For the first time, I truly
understand that when you choose a job you
love, you will never work a day in your
life."
Forest Heights has been involved in this
program for nearly 20 years and wishes to
thank all of the businesses that have helped
to make it so successful. It is truly an im-
portant investment into our children's fu-
tures.
Emmaniqua Sawyer wins
Girls Reading Challenge
On April 22nd the awards ceremony for
the Girls Reading Challenge was held at
Central Abaco Primary School. The theme
for this Challenge was Heroes and Hero-
ines Teach Courage. Coordinator of the
Challenge Samantha Evans was pleased
that the students did a fantastic job show-
Please see School Page 6


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Everett Finder
Sales Associate


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com
Phone: (242) 365-8538 Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587


CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"PINEAPPLE 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 a great location in Treasure Cay!

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% 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
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 3/2 bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$655,125 EXC + 7.5%

"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level
2 bed/1 bath with garage. Upper level
master bed with ensuite bath/living/din-
ing/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock,
extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25' Caro-
lina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine
$1,350,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC


"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
STORAGE / GARArE'" 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNt sale at the low
price CONT4TAC -
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
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
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
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 $742,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool.
"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with alrge kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. $895,000 + 7.5%


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


OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach "-'' cean access.
Great view. UN eF-T any special
features. ML CONT lR"P .. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
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 $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing


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
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC


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

S 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


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May 1, 2010


More School News


School From Page 4
casing all of the heroes and heroines in
their lives. Some of the heroes the students
spoke about included Mary, Ruth, and Sar-
ah from the Bible, the teachers and their
parents.
After the program Ms. Evans gave an
overview of the girls' performance in this
year's challenge. She told the students
that this proved to be the most challenging
theme for the girls as they had difficulty
connecting the theme to the chapter books
they read. The students wrote well for the
most part, but they did not comprehend the
theme well.
The highest number of book reports suc-
cessfully written this year was 38 and this
was achieved by Emmaniqua Sawyer of
grade 6. Approximately 70 girls received


awards. The top students received a gift
bag which included chapter books, gifts,
school supplies and a certificate. The top
performers this year are Naomi Oradin,
Lens Saintolian, Emmanique Bootle, Daph-
nie Blanc, Samantha Orelien, Sancha Fran-
cois, Lakeisha Toussaint, Briantae Kelly
and Kiara Moxey. The top three students
received special decorative gift bags filled
with lots and lots of chapter books, school
supplies, fun and educational games, toys,
personal items such as cologne, scented
lotions and the like. The winner, Emma-
niqua Sawyer also received a hair coupon
to get her hair styled, a plan book, word
find speller book, dictionary, puzzles and a
laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas.
The winning teacher, Trevor Peart, was
also awarded a prize from the committee.
The students who read one to four books


received certificates and those who read
five to10 books got books and a certificate.
Students in this competition were in
grades 4 through 6. Each year much im-
provements are seen in the reading skills
of the students. When the new school year
begins in September 2010, students will
continue to read chapter books for this
competition but in order to win the coveted
laptop, they will have to read and success-
fully write 50 book reports.
Man-O-War student wins
Grade 2 Spelling Bee
By Samantha V. Evans
On April 23 at St. Andrew's Method-
ist Church Hall 28 students took part in


the grade two Spelling Bee. The compe-
tition was fierce as these students proved
themselves to be very sharp spellers. Brit-
tany Weatherford of Man-O-War Primary
School emerged the winner, spelling the
word "straightforward," a very grown-up
word for a second grader. In second place
was Corinna Demario of Amy Roberts
Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and
third place went to Conner Lowe, also of
Amy Roberts.
At the end of the competition education
superintendent Dr. Lenora Black noticed
that the students used their consonant and
vowel sounds very well along with all of

Please see School Page 7


The top students in the Girls Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary School all re-
ceived certificates, books and other goodies. The top three winners are shown in the front
row with gift bags. The winner received a laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas.

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These are the competitors of the Second Grade Spelling Bee. The winner was Brittany
Wiciluin, t of the Man-O-War Primary School, third from left in the front row. The
second and third place winners, Corinna Demario and Conner Lowe, center front row,
were both from Amy Roberts Primary School.


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School From Page 6
the other rules of spelling they have been
taught. It is during competitions like these
that let teachers know what skills the stu-
dents have learned and grasped. She added
that students will be sitting GLAT, GLCT,
Iowa Math and Rigby Reading exams very
soon to further test their competency lev-


els. Dr. Black is sure that when scores are
compared nationally, Abaco students will
be among the best in the Bahamas.
The top three students received a trophy
along with the winning school. All other
participants were presented with a certifi-
cate.


Basketball League 2010
By Mirella Santillo
Started in January with games and jam-
borees all through February and March,
the school Basketball League's season,
involving seven schools, culminated the
end of March in a weekend of games. In
first place was S.C. Bootle High School.


Elimination games for second, third and
fourth place winners in the boys under 17
age group were held after school on the
Friday while championship qualifications
games were played on Saturday afternoon.
The three final championship games for

Please see School Page 8


Capt. Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager


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Janet Harding
Realtor


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

Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one I
bedroom I bath, beautifully landscape
and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft.
Reduced Price $315,000 gross


Duplex in Central Pines New


Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
Pines. Reduced to $241,875
gross


New Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2
bedroom one bath on huge lot
over 18,000 sq ft, covered front
entrances and covered back
porches, Central a/c on both
sides, fully furnished, fenced-in
back yard, whole property landscaped. Reduced Price $395,000
Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth
fully furnished. New price $268,800
gross



Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250








Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts
$160,000







Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
es, landscaped with sprinkler system,
fresh water from drilled well and two


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Dundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
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Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131
ready to move in $190,400 gross




New Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2 br, 2 bth
1b apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross


New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry
rm, tv rm, living & dinning
rm, single carport and cov-
ered front porch. $299,450
gross

New Listing Duplex Central Pines #914 two 2 br,lbr
brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros



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


Murphy Town Apartment #004 two 2 bedroom one bathroom
apts. $160,500


Murphy Town Triplex #009 three two bedroom one bathroom apts.
&_ 1 $295,000


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New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour #800 two 2 br, I bth
apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath house
in Dundas Town $260,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and
shared do ck Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft. Best price
on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island. Further reduced
from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, This property
will go fast. Call today.
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. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile
northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block
and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house.
Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is
80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wi Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross \ C RACT
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600
New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq
ft. $43,320 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080,
$26,220, $28,800
New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft Price $42,845 gross
One Lot in Central Pines 11,200 sq ft Price $30,800 gross
One corner lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220
New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237 sq ft,
perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on road and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross
Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20 acres of
waterfront and beachfront land with high elevation $1,650,000 gross
New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth unit in
Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking Price $88,800 gross
New Listing Duplex in Cooper's Town #1076 on main
street, 2br I bth. Asking price $168,000 gross.


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first and second place in the Senior Girls
category, the under 17 boys and the senior
boys followed. It was not until late evening
that the championship competition ended
with very competitive games between the
Agape Christian School's Eagles and the
S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins in the girls
league, the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins
and the St Francis de Sales Tornadoes in
the Junior boys category and the S.C. Boo-
tle Dynamic Dolphins and the Abaco Cen-
tral High School Marlins in the senior cat-
egory. In the senior girls game the Agape
Christian Eagles took the lead for a win.
It should be noted that S.C. Bootle High
School has produced great performances


this year in basketball (that school's teams
were in all the final games), in the inter-
schools sports competition and in the Na-
tional Track & Field events.
All the season's games were played at
the Agape Christian School Gymnasium
and were well attended by school mates
and parents.
Baker's Bay organizes
workshop for students
By Canishka Alexander
As part of a community effort, Athena
Russell, Human Resource Coordinator for
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club, orga-
nized a work-readiness workshop for high
school students. Ms. Russell has found that
young people who are looking for jobs are


not well dressed or well groomed and lack
valuable information that is required for
the job they are seeking.
"So we decided to go through a series
of information that would focus on the job
interview, how it begins from the first tele-
phone call, making sure everyone knows
you are expecting a phone call from a par-
ticular person so the phone is answered
with proper etiquette," Russell explained.
"On the job interviews making sure
you're fully dressed and groomed. We're
looking for conservative dressing, smart
dressing because your first impression is a
lasting impression."
She described how difficult it was for her
to get to where she is now, but the journey
was worth it. "Look at what you're good
at," she advised. "Because normally what


you're good at it's where you're going to
find yourself."
She noted that sometimes there are de-
tails that are overlooked when applicants
are filling out employment forms. Some-
times people write anything when they are
asked for the position they want to fill. She
warns against this because as she pointed
out at Baker's Bay, the company is look-
ing for stars. Instead, students should write
what they are interested in, and if they are
not fully qualified, training is available.
"We really thought it fair to work with
our grade 12 students who are about to
come out of the high school system and
into the job market those who are not
able to go off to college so we want to
Please see School Page 9


The Human Resources Department of Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club held a work-
readiness seminar for high school 12th graders to prepare the students who will not be
going away for further education in ways to go about applying for work. The team cov-
ered etiquette, dress, resumes and attitudes. The two presenters shown are Clyde Bain,
Manager of Secury and Elinar Petitphait, Security Supervisor. The seminar was held on
April 15 at Friendship Tabernacle.



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plants and are producing jams and pepper sauces. This is their booth at the All Abaco
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School FromPage8 Sports show features
ensure that they have all of the informa- athletes from
don they need for a good interview and Moore's Island
toward setting themselves up and ensuring By Canishka Alexander
that they are prepared for the workforce." Carlos Mackey, host of the Best of
Ms. Russell was pleased with how atten- ,
Sports World, and Kenrick Andrews, pro-
tive the students were and by their eager- re,
duction manager, visited Moore's Island
ness to ask questions. Many of the students on April 13 to April 16 to do a taping with
w d ay f g be p d T on April 13 to April 16 to do a taping with
walked away feeling better prepared. The the athletes there. During the National
the athletes there. During the National
remainder of the workshop was dedicated High Schol Trak and Field Chaion
High School Track and Field Champion-
to resumewritingships in Nassau on March 11 to 13, Laron
Facility managers treats Hield, Peron Davis, Elroy McBride and
to a Support Staff Day Trevon Green of Moore's Island All-Age
By Canishka Alexander School, placed first in the 4 x 100 relay.
Many facility managers were in atten- Because of their excellent performance,
dance at St. Andrews Methodist Hall on Mr. Mackey traveled to Moore's Island to
March 29 as they met with education of- meet with the young men. As he stated,
ficials from the Department of Education he is looking to take our athletes to the
and speakers that were scheduled through- world. He felt that Pastor Anthony Wil-
out the day. liams has done a fantastic job with the ath-
Dr. Lenora Black, District Superinten- letes. "What's interesting about it is these
dent, introduced guest speaker Evange- athletes are only juniors in high school,
list Christine Curry of New Hope Baptist and they went beat the best in Nassau," he
Church, who encouraged the participants declared.
to continue to foster excellence in their Even more astounding are the conditions
workplace. Later the facility managers the athletes train under, Andrews said. He
took part in a number of games organized calls it a Cinderella story. "What I saw in
by Sandy Edwards, education officer. practice I can only call them world-class
Three more presenters were introduced: athletes. I am just glad to be here to tell
Carlene Farquharson talked about the im- the story, and show The Bahamas what the
portance of having a will and explained island is producing through the program
legal terminology; Nurse Edith Miller en- down there in Moore's Island and show
courage the staff to lead a healthy life; The Bahamas what conditions the athletes
and Emma Dawkins of the National Insur- are training in, which are not good."
ance Board discussed the benefits that are The team went on to compete at the Penn
available through NIB. Relays in Philadelphia on April 22-24.




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Government officials were

impressed with demonstration


Airplane From Page 1
of the challenges [Bahamasair] faces is the
age of our fleet. We need to re-fleet and
reduce the cost of our operations." Mr.
Grant made it clear, however, that the
plane was not already purchased, but that
the Q400 "is an aircraft that we are consid-
ering in the re-fleet of Bahamasair."
Ross Gray, Sales Director for Bombar-
dier, said that one of the key features of the
Q400 is that you get "jet-like capabilities
with turbo-prop economics."
Derek Clark, also with Bombardier,


said the Q400 was comparable to a 737
with the same wingspan, but it is seven
feet longer. He also discussed the fuel
economy, showing significant savings be-
cause it burns 50,000 gallons less a week
in fuel than a 737, a saving of $630,000
per month. "Factor in the savings in main-
tenance and landing fees," he said and
"you have $8.6 million dollars in savings
in one year."
Bombardier is the third largest aircraft
manufacturer in the world behind Boeing
and Airbus, and is the largest manufactur-
er of regional aircraft.


The Bombardier Q4UU NextGen turboprop brought five government ministers and oth-
er officials on a demonstration ride. Bahamasair is contemplating newer aircraft. This
plane would be more economical to operate.



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.. Chinese agriculture


By Larry Smith
After trumpeting Chinese investment
in "a very large agricultural project" on
Abaco that would be up and running by
September, senior government officials are
now backing off the subject.
Chinese experts visited Abaco at least
twice recently with a view to developing
vegetable, fruit and livestock production
on 5,000 acres of prime land. Published
reports say the Chinese are also talking
about food processing plants and providing
millions of dollars in supplies and equip-
ment to local farmers.
But Agriculture Minister Larry Cart-
wright and Bahamas Agricultural and In-
dustrial Corporation chief Edison Key both
said a few days ago there is nothing to
discuss. Their reticence probably has a lot
to do with the undercurrent of opposition
to the Chinese initiative among Abaco's
farmers and environmentalists.
"You just want to write about that so
people can jump down my throat," Mr.
Key told me when I asked whether it was
he or the Chinese who had initiated the
talks.
I spoke to Mr. Key at the All-Abaco
Agribusiness Expo in Marsh Harbour over
the weekend a colourful event that pro-
vided a good feel for the state of agricul-
ture on the one island where it has enjoyed
the most success. It was opened by the
Prime Minister, who acknowledged that
while food security was a serious matter,
government agricultural aid over the years
had produced little value for money.
Although Abaco briefly exported sisal,
pineapples and citrus in the 19th century,
modern commercial farming began in
the early 1950s, with the arrival of a re-




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tired American industrialist named James
Crockett at a time when thousands of Ba-
hamians were still working on Florida
farms because of the lack of opportunities
at home. Crockett bought more than 2,000
acres of Crown land near Marsh Harbour
to start the Heveatex Plantation. And a
young Edison Key became his diesel me-
chanic.
Ten years later Owens-Illinois ex-
changed its logging concession for 20,000
acres of land south of Marsh Harbour that
it cleared to grow sugar cane. A process-
ing plant was built, the remains of which
can still be seen near Snake Cay, but after
two years of losses the company realized
Abaco could not grow a cane crop good
enough to produce raw sugar profitably.
By 1978 the cane plantation had revert-
ed to the government, and it is this already
prepared land that BAIC is now leasing
to local farmers at $25 per acre per year.
Also on offer is land north of Treasure Cay
that was originally farmed by Edison Key
and Morton Sawyer in the 1970s.
"I shipped 600,000 bushels of cucum-
bers a year to the U.S. in the 70s," Mr.
Key told me on Saturday, "and we also
grew peppers and tomatoes. Then we con-
verted to citrus, which was a year-round
crop and less labour intensive. We have the
potential to feed this country and to export
- but you have to have the labour."
In the late 1980s the original Key-Saw-
yer farm was renamed Bahama Star. It
continued to export limes, grapefruits, or-
anges and lemons to Florida until the early
2000s, when citrus canker disease forced
the industry to shut down. In 2005 all the
orchards were destroyed by government
order.


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This left only a handful of viable farm-
ing operations on Abaco, most of which
had booths at the agribusiness expo. They
include Nick Miaoulis' Neem farm, which
packages some 20 different organic prod-
ucts made from the oil and leaves of the
7,000 Neem trees he planted on 120 acres
south of Marsh Harbour. Native to South
Asia, Neem has proven pharmaceutical
properties.
The Abaco Sod Farm has leased 400
acres of the old cane plantation and ships
some 100 pallets of grass sod a week to
Nassau. Abaco Big Bird produces thou-
sands of chickens for the local and Nas-
sau markets. Mel Wells' Pepperpot Farms
plants seven acres of vegetables at a time
and produces honey from 30 beehives.
Lightbourne Farms grows hydroponic pro-
duce on 10 acres near Spring City. And
Pauline Sawyer plants about 50 acres of
vegetables that are mostly marketed in
Nassau. All told, there are about 20 small
farmers that sell to the Abaco market.
Those I spoke to at the expo had serious
misgivings about the Chinese, fearing that
any large-scale project would flood the lo-
cal market and put them out of business.
But obviously, much of their apprehension
is fed by a lack of information. And since
top government officials have backed off
the subject, clarification is hard to come
by.
Initial reports said the Chinese were in-
terested in large-scale farming of vegeta-
bles, fruit and livestock. They proposed a
processing plant, cannery and abattoir and
said they would give local farmers as much
as $8 million dollars in equipment as well
as six 40-foot trailers filled with coconut
and pineapple slips, seeds and other sup-
plies.
"The extent to which they will be in-
volved at this point we have not deter-
mined, but they are interested in helping in


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all areas," Edison Key was earlier quoted
as saying. One question to be answered
is why? Are we talking about an aid pro-
gramme like the US-led Bahamas Agricul-
tural, Research and Training and Develop-
ment project on Andros in the 1970s? Or
will this be a Chinese-operated commercial
farm? Or what?
Well, as I said, those in a position to
know are not talking. But we do know
there has been recent interest in large-scale
land acquisitions in developing countries
for farm production as a hedge against ris-
ing food prices. The countries acquiring
such land include China, South Korea and
the Arab Gulf states, all of which have ma-
jor official reserves derived from oil rev-
enues or trade surpluses.
China already operates a number of
1,000 hectare (2471 acres) Friendship
Farms in several African countries that
are owned by Chinese state enterprises. In
fact, it is estimated that a million Chinese
farm labourers are working in Africa, but
most products from these farms are mar-
keted locally. And since China is a net
food exporter, analysts tend to discount
the food security argument as a motive for
Chinese agricultural investment overseas.
Chinese companies already have big
investments in The Bahamas, especially
Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kong-
based conglomerate, in Freeport. China
is financing the Baha Mar project on New
Providence and eyeing other projects
on Grand Bahama. In fact, it is playing
a strong role throughout the region as a
member of the Caribbean Development
Bank and the Inter-American Development
Bank, which it joined two years ago with a
contribution of $350 billion.
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ficials and business leaders visited Nassau
last year and signed a series of economic
deals, including an investment agreement,
a multi-million dollar loan to build a high-
way to Nassau's international airport, and
additional support for the sports stadium
now being built by the same Chinese enter-
prise that is interested in agricultural devel-
opment on Abaco.
Analysts say China's strategy in the Ca-
ribbean is driven by a desire to invest its
huge US currency reserves in projects to
ensure regional support for China in multi-
lateral organizations and to isolate Taiwan
on the world stage. But we are left to spec-
ulate on such matters since information is
such a scarce commodity in The Bahamas
- particularly when it is controlled by the
public sector.
"When Owens-Illinois cleared all that
land for the sugar plantation in the 60s,
the government didn't consult anyone and
no one had anything to say about it," Key
told me indignantly. "It's not easy being in
government, you know. We have to find
jobs for the thousands of kids coming out
of school every year or they will eat us. The
environmentalists don't create any jobs."
That reference was a response to con-
cerns raised about pollution from unregu-
lated farming projects. Former agricultural
officer John Hedden, writing in The Aba-
conian newspaper, pointed out that "The
northern Bahamas holds the total potable
water reserves for the whole of the country;
and this reserve is non-renewable when it
is destroyed, it is lost for ever. This also
applies to our wetlands, our marls and our
creek systems. These are all extensions of
this one fresh water system and serve to
nurture our fisheries.
"With such a large area going into food
production, the environment, the land, the


fresh water aquifer, the native ecosystems
and our unique biodiversity will be threat-
ened. Systems and controls must be put in
place. Are we going to allow an unmoni-
tored agricultural enterprise threatening
the largest fresh water lens of the island
because it will provide a few menial jobs?"
he asked.
And the number of jobs that will be cre-
ated by a potential Chinese investment is
another key unknown (no pun intended).
According to the BAIC chief, all skilled
labourers on previous American- or Baha-
mian-owned commercial farms have been
Bahamians. In fact, Key himself is a prime
example of one of these who went on to
become a successful export farmer. And he
is the first to acknowledge that one of the
government's concerns would be the num-
ber of Chinese involved.
According to Ejnar Cornish, who heads
BAIC's Abaco office, Bahamians should
have an open mind and learn as much from
the Chinese as they can if the project be-
comes a reality. "Mr. Key has been work-
ing hard to get the Chinese in here because
he wants The Bahamas to be able to feed
itself," Cornish said. "He has continued to
dialogue with Chinese investors and great
progress is being made."
Meanwhile, Hedden's view is that for
agriculture to create jobs for Bahamians,
rather than Haitians or Chinese, we need
to encourage entrepeneurship. "The fear
is that the Chinese will take advantage of
what we have in the short term and leave
us with a massive pollution problem from
overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesti-
cides. They will put their product on the
local market and Bahamian farmers may as
well kiss their livelihood goodbye. Market
garden and backyard farming is the only
answer."
This is similar to the view held by Ian
Goodfellow, who runs a successful four-
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gourmet shop near the airport in Nassau.
He believes that small operations focusing
on agricultural tourism are the key to suc-
cess in the Bahamas. And Keith Campbell
of the agricultural producers association
insists that no foreigners should be allowed
to invest in agriculture without significant
Bahamian participation.
"All agricultural land that has been pre-
viously cleared and tilled should be strictly
reserved for use by Bahamians," he wrote
recently in the Bahama Journal. "Abso-
lutely no foreign investor should be grant-
ed access to this land unless they are part
of a joint venture with Bahamians, helping
to develop our indigenous food production
capacity."
Any Chinese initiative should be mod-
elled on the BARTAD project in Andros,
he said, with Bahamian satellite farmers in
a cooperative structure tied into a central
hub targeting the domestic and export mar-
kets.
Despite the incessant talk about agricul-


ture, The Bahamas is hardly an ideal en-
vironment. Physical conditions are harsh,
rainfall is erratic, irrigation is lacking,
crops require heavy inputs of costly fertil-
izers and pesticides, economies of scale are
impossible to achieve, distribution systems
are undeveloped and production relies al-
most exclusively on immigrant labour.
But there have been some successes in
the past, and Edison Key represents one
of those successes. So if he is convinced
that Chinese or American investment
in our agricultural sector would be a good
thing, he should be prepared to explain and
defend it.
Major projects in our small island com-
munities demand full discussion so that
any negatives involved can be addressed.
And there is certainly no shortage of failed
grandiose projects to point to in this re-
gard.
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Willis Weatherford, proprietor of Pop's
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problem that took him almost 13 years to
find a solution for. It was worth the wait.
Mr. Weatherford realized that Aba-
co had a major problem with stray dogs
whether it involved their chasing people or
overturning trash cans. When the dump-
site recently closed in Dundas Town, he
asked if he could use the old dumpsite for
an animal shelter. It would help to get the
stray dogs out of town. They agreed, and
with the help of volunteers and corporate
sponsors, the work for the animal shelter


began.
"We have lots of people who wanted to
help feed the animals. We just needed a
place to start, so I decided to do something
about it. We can't fix them all or take care
of the entire problem, but every one that
we bring out here, we'll be helping the en-
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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian


South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Another boat stolen
Junior Albury, a local fisherman, had
his boat taken the first week in April from
his mooring in Casuarina Point. He had ex-
tra containers of gasoline aboard it.
Supt. Curry, who was present at our
last Town Meeting, warned our residents
about the latest crime spree of stolen boats.
It seems the thieves have a preference for
Yamaha motors and, in this particular
case, knew that the owner had lots of extra
fuel on board as well as some other very
expensive equipment.
Let us hope Supt. Curry and his team
soon catch the culprits.
Wedding announcement
Troy Sands of Cherokee Sound took De-
nise Archer as his bride on April 2 at the
home of Dr. Fifer on the Eastern Shores


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Archer is a dentist with an office upstairs
over Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour and
Mr. Sands is a cabinet maker and an ac-
complished carpenter with Trevor Sawyer
Construction Company.
Our heartfelt congratulations to the new-
lyweds. We wish them a long and happy
life together.
Fourth Annual
Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny must had sent out in-
vitations to all because little children came
from near and far to take part in the annual
Easter Egg Hunt in Cherokee on Easter
Monday. The weather was exceptionally
nice, and the parents seem to enjoy the oc-
casion as much as the children. The event
has been planned each year by Vashti Al-
bury and Doreen Albury with lots of help
from the mothers. Besides the actual hunt
for the eggs, there were other games with
prizes and refreshments, and everyone
seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.
School News
Commonwealth Day March 10th -
the students celebrated with the flags and
statistics of the various Commonwealth
countries. They went online and found out
how to say "Hello" in the country that they
had chosen as their subject as well as a
recipe for a local dish from their country.
They voted to experiment by making the
Canadian pancakes as a special treat some-
time soon.
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way for the children to put their math skills
to use by solving the riddles or problems
presented. The students wrote a paper as
homework on what they liked about the
fair.
Fun Day March 29th Once again
team Ospreys were victorious with a total
of 41 points. A variety of games was on the
agenda such as egg'n spoon, three-legged
race, egg toss and tug-a-war. Better luck
next time, Eagles.
Annual Easter Egg Competition -
April 31st In grades one to three George
Weatherford came first, Robbie Weather-
ford second and Rachael Sands took third


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Cherokee Sound, was o,'ifitic with wheels a
hind legs were paralyzed with rheumatism. S
gets around very well.


place. In grades four to six Donavan Hep-
burn came in first, Juliet Weatherford sec-
ond and Tyler Sawyer third. The children
put a lot of energy and artistic talent into
their entries and all did outstanding work.
We congratulate them all for a job well
done.
Fund Raiser March 6th The chil-
dren and parents prepared lasagna. All the
dinner tickets were sold and everyone said
the food was delicious. A big thank you
to all who sold tickets, helped cook, serve
and clean up.
Wheels for"Buttons"
Buttons Albury, a red and white authen-
tic Bahamian Potcake dog, is 13 years old
and recently contracted rheu-
matism which affected her hind
legs and left her paralyzed. But
her owners, Bonnie and Hartie,
wouldn't put her down. Instead
they got her a new set of legs in
the form of wheels to use. But-
tons took to her new means of
S getting around right away and
can now go anywhere and do
S almost everything she could do
before. Her new wheels came
all the way across America from
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ifbtureiQ oK 3Jamily and Jkinc3


The funeral service for Cynthia Elea-
nor Marina Hall, 69, who died in Boyn-
ton Beach, Florida, on April 5 was held
in Nassau on 14th April 14. Interment was
also in Nassau.
Mrs. Hall was predeceased by her par-


ents Law-
rence and
Herma Rob-
erts; broth-
ers Percival
and Donald
Roberts; sis-
ters Dorothy
Albury and
her husband
Jack and
their children
Linda Albury,


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CQ ,whi Eleanor Hall
Kenney, Charlyene and
Elizabeth Albury and her


husband Ray, Carolyn Bethel and her hus-
band Gladwyn. She is survived by her hus-
band Capt. Reginald Albert (Al) Eugene
Hall; sisters-in-law Beverly Roberts, Mae
Roberts, Dorothea Hall, Bea Sands and
her husband Tony, Geanette Albury and
her husband Lonnie; brothers-in-law Jim
Hall, Evan Hall and his wife Juanita and
Oswald Hall; nephews Henry Roberts and
his wife Kelly, Scott Roberts and his wife
Sunni, Stephen Roberts and his wife Bet-
ty, Thomas Albury and his wife Dorothy,
Gregory Albury, John Hall and his partner
Eva, Arnold Hall and his wife Bonnie and
their son Albert, Wayne Hall, John Hall,
Stephen Hall, Cameron Knowles and his
wife Gina, David Hall, Ricky Hall, Lu-
can Hall and Austin Hall; nieces Stephanie
Treco and her husband Tony, Deann Dar-
ville and her husband Trevan, Mary Parks
and her husband Richard, Karen Sands and


her husband David, Bernadette Hall and
her partner Ricky Roberts, Kristi Wong,
Lonette Ferguson, Fallon Albury, Misty
Hall, Angelique Hall and Jessi Hall; niece-
in-law Sharon Albury; grandnieces Gina
Pinder, Christina McIntosh, Alana Car-
roll, Lori Higgs Thompson, Robin Hall,
Tori Hall, Victoria Albury, Jamie Hall,
Taylor Hall, Kianna Hall, Katrina Hall,
Vera Hall, Mackenlee Ferguson; great-
grandnieces Taryn Carroll and Mia Sam;
grandnephews Tracy Roberts, Philip Rob-
erts, Stuart Roberts, Ryan Higgs, Damien
Albury, Jonathan Albury, Christopher Al-
bury, Joshua Hall, Joshua Wong, Gabriel
Wong, Peyton Sawyer, Zachary Knowles,
Connor Knowles, Nathaniel Hall; great-
grandnephews Rocky Thompson, Ricky
Roberts and Cameron Sam; godchild
Christina McIntosh and many other family
members and friends.
Perley Horatio Roberts was born in
Hope Town on the 9th April, 1929, to the
late Gurney and Lena Roberts. When he
left school at the age of 14, he went to Pine
Ridge to work in the lumber yard. Later
he was an engineer on the mailboat Stede
Bonnet and also worked on a number of


other boats.
Perley
and his
brother
Ray ran
the Elec-
tric Power
Company
in Bimini.
After retir-
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Perley Horatio Roberts


sea, he worked as a plumber and electri-
cian and obtained his electrician's license.
Perley worked not only on Man-O-War
but on Hope Town, Guana Cay or wher-
ever he was needed. He was the first per-
son on Abaco to work with PVC products
in his plumbing. These products were in-
troduced to him by Mr. Rich Downey of
Cornish Cay.
Perley married Sheila Rose Sawyer of
Green Turtle Cay and they had four chil-
dren: Richard, Janice, Sherry and Mark.
He is survived by his wife Sheila; son
and his wife Richard and Martha; daughter
and her husband Janice and Jay; daughter
and her husband Sherry and Warren; son
and his wife Mark and Margarita; grand-
children and their families Rich, Netica,
Makayla and Erica; Pete, Rebekah, Fe-
licia and Aaliyah; Doug, Natasha, Keira
and Kadyn; Kelly Mark, M.J. and Walk-
er; Jennisan and Janice; brothers Ray
and Louvinas (deceased); sisters Maggie
and Nettie; stepsister Ruby (deceased);
stepbrothers Donald (deceased), Calvert,
Clyde, Vespar and Roland; sisters-in-law
Ida, Adrian, Josephine, Ann, Evelyn, Bar-
bara, Sylvia Vaughn, Gloria, Joy and Syl-
via Pearce; brothers-in-law Robert, Gar,
Sylvan, Chris, Jerry, Windsor, David
Vaughn, David Chioda, Carrol and Ro-
swell (deceased); many nieces and neph-
ews; and many other relatives and friends.
William Alvin Thorndycraft On
April 9, 2010, after a short illness, Bill
Thorndycraft passed peacefully away at
his residence on Abaco.
Left to mourn are his wife Sandra,
his daughter Conya Pinder, his grandson
Thomas, son-in-law Danny, three step-


sons Robin,
Keith and ,
Jason, sis-
ters Daphne
and fam-
ily, Evelyn
and family,
Joyce and
family, June
and family,
brother Jim Bill Thorndycraft
and fam-
ily, brother-in-law Gordon and family, the
family of his late wife Yvonne, his fellow
Elders of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk,
good friends in Canada and former Scouts
and Cubs on Abaco. The funeral will be
held at New Visions on 1 May 2010. Flow-
ers are gratefully declined. Donations may
be made to the Kirk of the Pines Building
Fund.

Shelter From Page 77
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name of the animal shelter to raise funds.
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Three FNM Abaco members are honoured


FNM From Page 7

ment." Ann Parotti and Robert Sweeting
were present to receive their awards but
Everette Bootle was unable to attend so his
award was accepted by his son, Desmond,
who was in Nassau at the time.
Mrs. Parotti is one of the great ma-
triarchs of the FNM. Her involvement
with the FNM spans three decades as she
proudly states that she was at the meeting in
Nassau in 1970 when the United Bahamian
Party and the Free PLP merged to become
the Free National Movement. Her first
bout with campaigning was for a constitu-
ency in Nassau when she remembers hav-
ing a cutlass thrown at her. At election time
Mrs. Parotti was well known for having
her yard festooned with pictures of all the
candidates, and people would come from all


Ann Parotti with her plaque


over to look at her display. Although never
a candidate herself, she has always thrown
herself fully behind whichever party candi-
date was playing a pivotal role in the cam-
paign. Since relocating to Abaco, she has
continued to use her energy and resources to
play a crucial role in all of the campaigns.
Mr. Sweeting, OBE, was born on Man-
O-War and was educated at the local All


Age School.
He joined
the FNM at
its inception
and served
as Chairman
of the South
Abaco Free
National
Movement
Associa-


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Robert Sweeting


tion for many years. He entered front line
politics when elected to Parliament on the
FNM ticket for the Hope Town constitu-
ency in 1992 and was reelected in 1997 and
2002. Having served for 15 years as Mem-
ber of Parliament for South Abaco he was
very humbled and appreciative to receive
his award in recognition of those years of
service to the party. Although Mr. Sweet-
ing chose to retire from front line politics
in 2007, he has continued to work closely
with the party to ensure that Mr. Edison
Key retained the South Abaco seat for the
FNM to form the government.
Mr. Bootle is a Cooper's Town native,
attended the All Age School there and has
since led a full life of service and devo-
tion to his community and country. Mr.
Bootle's political activism started in the
1962 general elections, the same time as
the Universal Adult Suffrage for Women.
All political parties have benefitted from


Mr. Bootle's
voting quali-
fications. He
was politi- a
call active
in support-
ing his cous-
in, Sherlin
Bootile of
the Progres-
sive Liberal Everette Bootle
Party, who
eventually stepped aside for the current
Prime Minister in the Cooper's Town con-
stituency. Mr. Bootile resigned from the


By Canishka Alexander
Camp Good Days' Bahamas regional rep-
resentative Joseph Kohler goes by the name
of Mr. Shark Bite, but that's another story.
However, the story he came to share
with Abaco was about Camp Good Days.
He was joined by Sylvia Poitier and her
son, Vance Poitier, who has the sickle cell
disease. Sylvia said the disease was also
passed on to her daughter, Vashti.
While Vance's fight is ongoing, he re-
mains optimistic. "I don't see it as a dis-
ease; I see it as a blessing. I get to see the
world," he said, defiantly.
Mrs. Poitier learned about the camp
about three years ago while Vance attended
school in Freeport. They were interested in
having children with cancer and other life-
threatening illnesses visit the camp. The
camp is open to campers from ages five to
18 years. International weeks are from the
mid to end of July every year.


PLP following Mr. Ingraham in 1986 and
rallied his support to the FNM when Mr.
Ingraham became leader. He is a political
enthusiast and has continued as a Council
Representative from 1992 until recently
when he stepped aside for another genera-
tion to fulfill its obligations to the party.
"It is now time for the younger generation
to step up to the plate," says Mr. Bootle,
though his political passion has not dimin-
ished since he continues to closely moni-
tor the political culture in The Bahamas.
"I deem this award a great honour and
am very appreciative of the thought," he
stated.


Vance has earned the position as a coun-
selor in training the first time the title
has been bestowed on anyone from The
Bahamas. He said the Bahamian students
are generally the most popular among all
the children who visit the camp.
He expressed gratitude to several resort
managers on Abaco who have been espe-
cially helpful.
The camp was founded 30 years by Gary
Mervis, whose daughter was diagnosed
with brain cancer. After his daughter un-
derwent a slew of chemotherapy and radia-
tion regimes, Mervis realized that cancer
was not made for children. He borrowed
a camp on Keuka Lake in New York and
invited other children with cancer to the
camp with their parents and doctors.
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and Special Times can contact Joseph
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IMoores' Island Newsl


Moore's Island "Size
Matters" Campaign
School Visit
On April 20 the students at Moore's Is-
land All Age School were treated to a spe-
cial assembly by Friends of the Environ-
ment. Education Officer d'Shan Maycock
and Executive Director Kristin Williams
travelled to Moore's Island to speak about
FRIENDS' new Size Matters campaign
aimed at reducing juvenile lobster fish-
ing on Abaco. Campaign mentors from
the sponsoring organization, Rare based
in Arlington, Virginia, were in attendance
for this special visit.
Mrs. Maycock spoke to the students
about the need to protect our juvenile lob-
ster populations if we want to enjoy them
now and in the future. The crawfish indus-
try is one of the biggest industries not just
on Abaco but the entire Bahamas, bringing
in millions of dollars each year. "It is up
to us to take ownership in our resources,"
Mrs. Maycock stated. "We cannot just
leave it up to the fishermen but everyone
plays a role in their protection."
Lobsters are not just important for the
economy but also for the marine environ-
ment as they are indicators of reef health
and biodiversity on the reef as they are
food to other marine life such as Nas-
sau Grouper, sharks and trigger fish. She
pointed out that one lobster can produce
as many as two million eggs but they must
first survive their journey in ocean cur-
rents before they are able to move into the
mangroves and develop into juvenile craw-
fish where they can take up to three years


to mature. "That is why it is important to
wait until lobsters reach the legal size limit
of 5 /2 inches before fishing them, as that
will ensure that they are able to reproduce
at least once in their lifetime."
A special feature of the assembly was
the introduction of the campaign mascot,
Spike, who made a brief appearance greet-
ing students and teachers. Students were
quizzed and rewarded with campaign ma-
terials such as key chain tape measures,
bumper stickers, t-shirts and pins as they
danced around to the campaign song sung
by Eugene Davis, a local artist who has
roots on Moore's Island.
Moore's Island Fisher-
men Learn about 'Size
Matters' Campaign
On a recent visit to Moore's Island,
campaign manager d'Shan Maycock met
with fishermen on Moore's Island to talk
about the Size Matters campaign. In a ca-
sual conversation by the dock fishermen
talked about issues regarding the crawfish
industry on their island. "Divers continue
to fish juvenile crawfish [because there's
a market for it]," stated Harold Gaitor.
"They know it is wrong but they continue
to do it. If we continue, we will only hurt
ourselves in the long run."
Mr. Ishmael Williams, local Marine Of-
ficer stationed on Moore's Island, talked
about international pressures which The
Bahamas is facing to ensure that fisher-
men are complying with international
standards for the export of lobsters out
of the country." This will be a challenge
for a lot of fishermen but we know that


Floyd Lowe at 90 is oldest

Green Turtle Cay resident


Floyd Lowe is shown here with his granddaughter-in-law,
Stacy Lowe, at a recent gathering to hear about the com-
munity's past.


On April 15th the
second in a series of
Reminiscences was
held at the Capt. Ro-
land Roberts House
on Green Turtle
Cay. A standing-
room-only crowd
was entertained by
Mr. Floyd Lowe,
the oldest living resi-
dent on Green Turtle
Cay. The recorded
interview done by
his granddaughter-
in-law, Stacy Lowe,


will preserve many historic facts and stories from the past.
Mr. Lowe, who is 90 years old, has been married for 68 years to Zeddith, who is
also almost 90. He finished his schooling at age 14 and with other family members be-
gan the dangerous job of shark fishing. This was followed by his work on Grand Ba-
hama at the Pine Ridge sawmill. Over the next many years, Mr. Lowe was involved
in a great variety of jobs including insurance agent, a car dealership, chicken farming,
the seafood business and the Green Turtle Ferry which is still run by his sons after 40
years. Mr. Lowe has received several honors including an MBE from the Queen of
England and the Cacique award for community service. There was a lively question
and answer period with the audience that included stories about his family and friends
on Green Turtle Cay. Following the talk, lemon grass tea and pastries were served.
The Capt. Roland Roberts House is an environmental and historic center on Green
Turtle Cay and is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Monday
thru Friday, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Of special interest is the bush medi-
cine garden designed and maintained by Richard Blue Jones. Special arrangements
can be made for schools and other organization groups.


it is coming and we must be prepared".
Fishermen were asked what they thought
about a possible fishermen's certification
program in which fishermen were trained
how to fish more sustainably and rewarded
for doing so. They agreed that this would


be a good program and that they must be
responsible for their actions of they want
to continue to reap the benefits from the
crawfish industry for years to come. They
were given campaign t-shirts and buttons.


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damage is already done so let us prevent more. Even though BEC claims the following:

"Bahamas Electricity Company has strenuously denied that it covered up or destroyed any blue holes in Abaco"

The truth is, it did happen. PLEASE BEC STOP acting so irresponsibly.


* Use silt curtains and booms in sensitive areas along the Bights &
Spencer's Point to protect from runoff This was required in the EIA.

* STOP the destruction of Fresh Water Holes, Caves and Historical Sites.

* Keep your PROMISE, Protect Our Waters and Environment.

* Use SCR Controls to protect our health and water from pollution.

* Do NOT bury the pipeline, the risks are too great along the route.


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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian


~~~~S ports News


Abaco hosts National
Darts Tournament
By Malcolm Spicer
On the weekend of April 9 and 10 saw
the cream of the Bahamas Darts crop come
together on Abaco for the 22nd National
Masters tournament. An individuals'
event, this tournament is used to choose
our National Team. The players have had
to go through several local tournaments
in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco to
participate in this na-
tional event. Sixteen ,
men and eight women
came together and
the top eight men and
five women made the
squad. \
Abaco will be
well represented with
Robin Albury, Shane
Sawyer and Angela
Russell making the cut
and Kevin Hicks was
appointed as team cap-
tain.
In a lively event
hosted at D n R Sports This year the Dar
Bar in Marsh Harbour, who competed. 5/
the 24 players played Arrows, Malcoln
a round-robin event, tion, Laseton Gli
each player having to Bahamas Darts F


play each other player five games. Five
hours on Friday night and seven hours on
Saturday sorted out the cream and the Na-
tional Team is now chosen.
The team will represent The Bahamas at
the upcoming Caribbean Cup and Ameri-
cas Cup, again to be hosted by Abaco in
late August. To date 13 countries have
confirmed their participation with possibly
two more in the next few weeks.
Taking first place for the men was Har-


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The Abaconian Section B Page 17


I More Sports News


Sports From Page 76
points.
For the women, Trudy Johnson from
Nassau took first place once again with
Liz Kemp, of Nassau, coming in second
and Sandra Ferguson also of Nassau in
third.
This year saw the introduction of the
youth section of the tournament and the
two contenders, Laseton Glinton from
Abaco and Devon Laing of Grand Bahama
fought out a morning battle with Abaco's
Laseton Glinton winning the five-game
contest. He will represent The Bahamas in
the junior section in the upcoming inter-
national tournament to be held in Abaco
in August.
Abaco Judo contestant
wins awards
By Jennifer Hudson
Ashton Forbes, a 14-year-old student
of St. Francis de Sales School, is already
making a name for himself in international
judo circles even though he began judo
only one year ago.
Ashton entered his first tournament, the
Bahamas Fall Classic 2009, in Nassau last
November and remarkably won a second
place finish. Following this success, Ash-
ton was selected as a member of the Baha-
mas National Judo Team after only seven
months in the sport which is a great hon-
our, especially since he was the first Fam-
ily Island member to achieve this distinc-
tion. In December he traveled to Barbados
as part of the national team to participate
in the Barbados International, the largest
tournament in the entire Caribbean region.
Ashton became the first Bahamian to ever


win a gold medal at that tournament. Con-
testants are paired by weight so Ashton
was often fighting against opponents quite
a lot older and more experienced than him-
self. Recently, Ashton traveled to Boston
as part of the Bahamas National Team to
participate in the Rhode Island Invitational.
There, he won a fourth place finish which,
according to his proud coach, "is unheard
of for someone so new to the art."
Ashton has gained his unprecedented
success thanks not only to excellent coach-
ing but due in great part to his own personal
intense discipline. When Sensei Rahming


Ashton Forbes has been studying Judo for
only one year. However, he is doing well
in international competitions, even win-
ning gold.


first arrived at St. Francis de Sales School
to give a demonstration with the hopes of
starting a judo class on Abaco, Ashton at-
tended the demonstration and immediately
felt that he would enjoy learning the art.
It not only promotes strength and fitness
but encourages discipline and this appealed
to him. He attends classes each Saturday
from 1-3 p.m. and also attends intensive
training sessions specially for him and his
partner, Ozeke Swain, on Wednesdays.
Ozeke is also doing well on the judo scene
as he won a gold medal in the
very first tournament he entered
in Nassau.
"Judo is very rigorous and
is an extremely physical and
challenging sport for which one
must be in superb physical con-
dition. It demands endurance,
speed and technique," stated '
coach Albert Lill. Mr. Lill is a
retired homeowner in Bahama
Palm Shores. Being a neighbour
to Ashton has its advantages and
disadvantages for while he can Thefift)
give Ashton a bit of extra help, O-War.
it also means that he can keep his the Mat
eye on him to make sure he is series o


not slacking off.
Ashton's next tournament will be in
Nassau on August 6 at the Bahamas In-
ternational Invitational. This is a major
tournament in which entrants will be par-
ticipating from the United States, Europe,
the Caribbean and Central and South
America.
Sensei Rahming visits once a month
from Nassau to check on his students and
Please see Sports Page 18


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More Sports News


Sports From Page 17
hopes to get judo started eventually in all
of the Family Islands.
RC Laser sailboats
completed tour
Man-O-War was our last stop for the
RC Laser Tour of Abaco. On April 3, 10
sailors from all over Abaco gathered at Jay
and Jan Manni's dock on Dickies Cay on a
sunny afternoon. The wind was out of the
northeast, light, and shifty with a falling
tide.
With the wind out of the northeast, that
meant sailing straight out into the channel
which gave us a short windward leg. We
completed 8 two-lap races after struggling
again with some frequency conflicts. Sev-
eral boats ran aground as the shallow spot
in the harbour got closer and closer to the
starting line. With the threat of Eagle Eye
Mulock watching the line, only a few boats
were called "over early" and there was one
general recall.
Jim Kaighin won 7 of the 8 races, which


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meant that the race was for second place.
Dwayne Wallas winning race 5 broke the
tie-breaker with Anders Ljungholm. Da-
vid Mulock, finishing 2nd in the last race
also broke the tie with Randy Key for 4th
overall and his best regatta of the series.
Howard Ray from Canada, finished 6th in
his first RC Laser Regatta. Other notables
are 83-year-old George Gregory from
Treasure Cay finishing 7th in his second
RC Laser regatta and Jack Kosobucki from
England, our youngest sailor at age 10,
finished last overall, but did score a 5th in
race 6 of his first RC Laser regatta.
The RC Laser Tour of Abaco was a
great success. The 5-race series got new
people involved and provided some add-
ed interest in racing in different venues.
Thanks to Jay and Jan Manni for allowing
us to sail at their beautiful spot on Dickie's
Cay. This "tour" could not have been pos-
sible without the hospitality of the many
people who hosted these events as well as
providing other logistics in running a RC
regatta.
Next on the calendar is the 20th Homer
Lowe Memorial Regatta for Sunfish and
Optimist dinghies in
Marsh Harbour on
May 8-9.
They hope to do RC
sailing in the summer,
but look forward to an-
other "RC Laser Tour
of Abaco" next season.
S__ For more information,
contact Jim Kaighin at
S242-367-3086.


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Man-O-War Round 5, Dickie's Cay
1st Jim Kaighin, Marsh Harbour
2nd Dwayne Wallas, Marsh Harbour
3rd Anders Ljungholm, Treasure Cay
4th David Mulock, Little Harbour
5th Randy Key, Marsh Harbour
6th Howard Ray, Canada
7th Elliot Roberts, Man-O-War
8th George Gregory, Treasure Cay
9th Jay Manni, Man-O-War
10th Jack Kosobucki, England
Local hobbyists organize
RC demonstration
By Timothy Roberts
In an effort to raise awareness and cre-
ate interest, Marcel Maury and Lawrence
Collie organized a radio control (RC) en-
thusiast's expo on April 18 at the Farmers'
Marketplace. Highlighted were the vari-
ous types of RC cars, trucks, boats, planes
and helicopters that are already owned on
Abaco.
Lawrence, owner of a local RC hobby
shop, said they hope to bring together fel-
low hobbyists and possibly see clubs form
as a result. At present there is a club for
flying and a group for RC sailboats as well.
A number of planes, helicopters and
cars were on hand for viewing, and a few
hobbyists demonstrated their cars and
planes.
RC vehicles can range from as small as
12 inches up to six feet long. RC hobby
vehicles and accessories are available at
Bahamas RC Hobbies, a store owned by
Lawrence Collie located near the traffic
light in Marsh Harbour.
Soccer in Hope Town -
More Than Just Kicks!
By Peggy Thompson
The Spring Soccer League has just fin-
ished its last game, and what a game it
was! The parents were out in full force to


support the teams. Trophies were awarded
to all players under one of the following
categories: exceptional skill, commitment
to the team or good sportsmanship.
Other highlights of the day included the
St. James Methodist Church youth group's
fund raising barbecue and bake sale. Mon-
ica Cook's numbered soccer ball cookies
iced in team colors were also a favorite
and awarded to all the team members and
coaches.
Coach Chris Gorman and Michelle
Morfitt began the league last fall when
they moved to Hope Town with their small
children. As symbolized by the trophies,
the emphasis of the soccer league was on
rules, teamwork and sportsmanship. They
requested parents to stay for the soccer
time, divided the 4-12 year old children
into three teams based on age and accepted
a small donation of $5 which covered team
shirts and any needed supplies. They made
some of their team's goals with scavenged
fishing nets off of Hope Town's beaches
and had many donations of items to ensure
the players would be suitably outfitted and
equipped.
Some of the equipment like the pro-
fessional goals, uniform pennies, cones,
soccer balls and the stadium seating are
shared with the Hope Town community
by the Nicole Megaloudis foundation
(www.remembernicole.com). For the past
four years a one-day soccer clinic has been
held in December by professional coaches
to introduce island children to the game of
soccer as a legacy to Nicole Megaloudis,
an avid soccer player who died in 2004.
Last year on December 28th locals learned
some skills, played an exhibition game and
won prizes in honor of Nicole.
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By Timothy Roberts
Local guides teamed up with various
anglers to promote awareness and raise
money "to catch the cure for cystic fibro-
sis" over the weekend of April 9-11 during
the Redbone Baker's Bay Marsh Harbour
Bonefish Classic.
Despite unfavorable weather teams of
12 local guides and 24 anglers enjoyed
success, fishing for bonefish from as far as
Sandy Point in the south to Cooper's Town
in the north.
"I've been to Andros, Key West, Turks
and Caicos, Islamorada and more," said
the winning angler, Rod Jack. "This is it;
[Abaco has] great fishing and professional
guides." Gary Ellis, founder and organizer


Cindy Pinder was a local angler competing in the
Baker's Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach
Resort. She won the Grand Champion Lady Angler.
She is shown here with her guide for the day, Danny
Sawyer. The fishermen went with a different guide
each day.


of the Redbone Tournament Series, added
that Abaco has a wonderful fishery and
that they were blessed to be allowed to fish
here with some of the friendliest and best
guides.
Mr. Jack and his teammate, Butch
Armstrong, both hailing from Knoxville,
Tennessee, also won for the team with the
most points; Paul Pinder of Sandy Point
and Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour were
their guides during their two days of fish-
ing.
Other winners included Cindy Pinder,
Grand Champion Lady Angler; Dyan
Regan caught the largest bonefish of the
weekend and Paul Pinder won the Top
Guide Award.


Mr. Ellis praised the Abaco
guides and thanked them for
their generous donation of a free
day of fishing during the tourna-
ment, a total worth over $6000.
The Redbone Celebrity Fish-
ing Tournament Series was
founded in 1988 by Gary Ellis
of Islamorada in Florida with
the help of his friends, includ-
ing legendary baseball player
Ted Williams, with the purpose
of helping the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation fund the research to
cure CF.
Mr. Ellis's daughter, Nicole,
who was born in 1984, was di-
agnosed with cystic fibrosis.
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her early teens. They determined that they
would fight CF, and a few years later the
tournament was born.
At the original tournament, guides, an-
glers and celebrities from film and sports
teamed up on 33 boats to fish for redfish
and bonefish. From that tournament came
the name "Redbone." They raised $16,000
that first year and more importantly, intro-
duced CF to the very caring community of
Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
For Mr. Jack the tournament is more
than just fishing. His two-year-old son,
Tucker, one of his three children, was di-
agnosed with CF while still in the womb.
He, like Mr. Ellis, is fishing for more than
a trophy; he's fishing to help give his son
and other children like him the chance for
a better and longer life.
In the past two years Redbone has raised
over $3 million toward CF research, and
there have been significant gains since the
tournament first started in 1988 with the
life expectancy now around 37 years of
age. Recently scientists have developed
a nebulizer which has provided dramatic
improvements for CF patients. Scientists
are now working on a little pill which they
expect will arrest the effects of CF.


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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian


By Samantha V. Evans
Margaret Smith and her team from the
Christian Counseling Center held a brain-
storming session with community partners
on April 7th at the center in Marsh Har-
bour. She wants to increase the commu-
nity's awareness of what the counseling
does at the center, train volunteers, and
increase financial sustainability and volun-
teer participation. She claims that without
gaining more financial support the center
may have to close its doors soon.
Ms. Smith has been visiting various
groups to educate them about the center
and contacted churches to refer persons to
the center who need help. But the response
has not been favorable as many pastors be-
lieve that they can handle their own coun-
seling. However, Ms. Smith believes that
the center can help beyond what the pastors
do. It can provide more in-depth counsel-
ing and professional modification skills to
help the persons move towards changing
their behavior. It can give Christians need-
ed help so they can understand that even
though they are serving God, hard times
can come their way. She applauded pastors
for carrying the load of the community for
years before there was a professional coun-
seling center but wants them to know that
secondary counseling is available through
the center.
Ms. Smith hopes that talks, phone calls,
meetings with pastors and letters will help
them to better reach those who are in need
of counseling on the island and garner sup-
port for the enterprise. Those present made
various other suggestions such as preparing
informational packages to give out, prepar-


ing an audiotape to email to churches and
others and speaking with businesses, orga-
nizations including the Chamber of Com-
merce and government heads of depart-
ment meetings.
Mrs. Smith emphasized how important
it is that the center finds a way to finan-
cially carry its own weight as the center in
Nassau still pays most of the local opera-
tional costs. She stated that the Center does
get a lot of referrals, primarily from Social
Services, but need referrals and financial
support from other groups as well. To
date, the center gets regular financial sup-
port from two Abaco churches. No civic
groups or government agencies assist them
financially.
The center charges a minimal regular fee
of between $50 and $70. But if someone is
unable to pay, arrangements are made for
them to pay on a sliding scale. However,
the center does not turn anyone away even
if they cannot pay the fees. Most clients
are pro bono as they are referred through
Social Services.
Hence, the center is appealing to the
public to help them fill this financial gap.
They are also looking for two to three
persons to volunteer between the hours of
3:30-5:30 p.m. to answer the phone and
to assist with counseling. The volunteer
counselors must be Christians and training
will be made available for the volunteers.
Ms. Smith is hoping that civic groups as
well as more churches and second home-
owners will donate to the Center. The cen-
ter has the 501 "C3" status, which means
that donations from U.S. residents will be
tax exempt.


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Michelle Rees and Zak Pfeiffer
Bahamian earns
top recognition
By Canishka Alexander
It seems like ages ago when Tevon Stra-
chan wanted to be a graphic artist. What
never entered his mind was that he would
visit places like Shanghai, Qingdao, and
Vancouver as a captain in the maritime in-
dustry.
He is appreciative to Shanals Johnson,
Senior Mistress of St. Francis de Sales
School, the school he attended, as she was


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Pfeiffer is the son of Donald and Maria
Pfeiffer of Fort Pierce.
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with a master's degree in ocean engineer-
ing. She is employed by Coastal Planning
& Engineerng Inc., Boca Raton, as a coast-
al engineer.
Mr. Pfeiffer graduated from Florida
Tech with a master's degree in systems
engineering. He is employed by Trition
Group Technologies, Jupiter as a mechani-
cal engineer.
The couple plan to marry Nov. 12.


the one to encourage him to participate in
the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps. Stra-
chan was also fortunate to have the sup-
port of his principal, Josephine Kumar, his
family and friends.
As he looks back now, he is glad that he
became a cadet corp. It was a life-changing
experience.
From there he went to Suny Maritime
College in New York. After graduating, he
went on to complete his captain's license
course where he acquired his B Captain's
License and then the A Captain's License.
Even more astounding is how young he is,
and this 19-year-old man is not planning to
slow down any time soon because he has
much more to accomplish.
Strachan said his next stop was Holland
College in Canada where he became cer-
tified in bridge watch, basic marine, first
aid, and earned a standard training certifi-
cation in watchkeeping. He was chosen as
the top leader in his class.
He subsequently completed a three-
month contract with Campbell Shipping in
Nassau. As far as what's next in his life
that has suddenly become a fast-paced one,
Strachan said he was preparing himself for
a scholarship interview with Cal Maritime
that was scheduled for end of the April,
so that he could complete his training in
maritime.
He said he plans to major in marine
transportation and minor in global studies
and marine affairs.
A requirement of the school is that he
returns to work on a Bahamian flag vessel
for two years, and Strachan said he deter-
mined climb up the ranks until he becomes
a master sergeant.
His goal is to be beneficial to The Ba-
hamas' maritime industry by working with
the Bahamas Cadet Corps because he sees
it as a vast industry, yet it is limited when
it comes to Bahamians.
Strachan said Bahamians ought to grasp
the industry while there's no one in it be-
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Government Service

Improvement Seminar was held


By Timothy Roberts
Marva Brown, Senior Assistant Secre-
tary of the Department of Public Service,
gave Abaco's government department
heads an introduction to the Government
of The Bahamas' Service Improvement
Program on April 13.
The program, which began in New
Providence two years ago, follows the
mandate of The Bahamas Government to
achieve significant quantifiable improve-
ment in service delivery by government
agencies. Abaco is the second island to
participate in the program.
The program was built on a series of
studies, surveys and analysis performed
through the College of The Bahamas. The


analysis of the data showed an immediate
need to improve the government sector's
service.
In tackling this problem the Depart-
ment of Public Service joined with the
Caribbean Centre for Administration and
Development that helped them create a vi-
sion for service agencies through training
programs.
They created a Service Improvement
Unit to monitor and evaluate the progress
of the program throughout the various
agencies, and created a code of quality ser-
vice booklet. The program will be moni-
tored obtaining feedback from the public
via comment cards.


A seminar was held on April 13 for heads of government departments to encourage gov-
ernment employees to give better service. The two presenters were Carla Henderson and
Marva Brown. 5/, 'i ,m are Administrator Benjamin Pinder, Deputy Administrator Whelma
Colebrook, Ms. Henderson, Ms. Brown, Administrator Cephas Cooper, Anna Cote from
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During the past few weeks there has
been a huge influx of Portuguese man-o-
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to Olivia Patterson of Friends of the Envi-
ronment, these creatures have been wash-
ing up on all of the ocean beaches of Ab-
aco. These jelly-like marine animals have
no independent means of propulsion so
either drift on currents or catch the wind.
They are, therefore, washed ashore when
the winds are blowing onshore which is
what has been happening recently here.
From all accounts far more have been
washed up this year than normal and Ms.
Patterson stated that the "old timers" say
that this is far more than they have ever
seen before.
On March 28 Joey and Alanna Bass
walked along the beach at Bahama Palm
Shores and in the space of half a mile
picked up 41 of these creatures and placed
them in a bucket they found on the beach.
The tentacles of these creatures get tan-
gled in the seaweed when they wash up
and so they then die. People were not able
to swim for several days as the Portuguese
man-o-war were floating in large numbers
just off shore; they can be found in groups
of 1,000 or more. These creatures look
like fragile blue/purple bubbles measur-
ing 12 inches in length and five inches in
width. This gas-filled bladder sits above
the water. They are often mistaken for
jelly fish but are in fact not one creature


but a colony of organisms working togeth-
er. Their long, thin tentacles are a second
organism and can extend 165 feet below
the surface though 30 feet is more aver-
age. Alanna Bass commented on the beau-
ty of these creatures and described them as
"moving in a caterpillar-like way, lifting
their bodies and inching along."
Despite their beauty, the Portuguese
man-o-war are covered in venom-filled ne-
matocysts which they use to paralyze other
small creatures. For humans this sting is
excruciatingly painful and though rarely
deadly it can cause fever, shock and in-
terference with heart and lung action. If
stung, a person should pick off any vis-
ible tentacles and the area should then be
rinsed in fresh or salt water. Ice should be
applied for pain. The toxin secreted from
the tentacles of the Portuguese man-o-war
is 75 percent as powerful as cobra venom.
The most common results of contact with
a Portuguese man o war are whip-like red,
wavy, stringy welts on the skin from con-
tact with the blue tentacles.
Ms. Patterson alerted the national ra-
dio station to issue warnings to swimmers
about the influx of Portuguese man-o-war
advising people to stay out of the water
when these creatures are present. Persons
should beware of man-o-war after they
have been washed up onshore since even
after they are dead they can still deliver
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Name of Suspect: GI
DESCRIPTION:
Age: 31-YEARS
Nationality: BAHAMIAN
Place of Birth: CAT ISLAND
Build: MUSCULAR
Race: NEGRO


tective Unit, Abaco District
hamas Police Force
DEALING A VESSEL


ERENO POITIER a.k.a."Bailey"

Complexion: DARK BROWN
Hair Length: LONG DREADLOCKS
Colour of Eyes: BLACK
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 140-LBS.


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Police Crime Report


Stealing from a Vehicle A Dundas
Town resident left his car locked in front
of his house in the afternoon of April 2
when he went to Nassau. On returning
April 6 he found a smashed window, and
an extensive sound system had been stolen.
Assault A Nassau woman was beaten
by her boyfriend in Crossing Rocks after
midnight on April 5.
Dangerous Drug Four Guana Cay res-
idents were arrested just before dawn on
April 4 when a search warrant was activat-
ed at their residence. Substances believed
to be two ounces of marijuana and 18
packets of cocaine were discovered. The
four were arrested although only one man
claimed to be the owner of the substances.
Dangerous Drugs At dawn on April
4 police executed a search warrant and
discovered marijuana in a Guana Cay resi-
dence resulting in the resident's arrest..
Stolen Vessel An Albury 23-foot out-
board boat with two 225 HP Yamaha en-
gines was stolen from a Casuarina Point
residence about 9 p.m. on April 1. The
registration number is AB030289-CP
Stealing A Murphy Town resident
parked his car behind his house on April
2 and left for Nassau. Returning on April
4, he discovered a broken window, and his
sound system components had been stolen.
Assault After midnight at the ferry
dock at Treasure Cay on April 5 a police
officer noted an angry crowd that erupted
into fighting. In attempting to disperse the
crowd, several young men threatened him
with a cutlass and a handgun. Other offi-
cers assisted in dispersing the crowd which
went faster after one of the officers dis-
charged a shotgun in the air. The original


assailants disappeared into the crowd.
Dangerous Drugs During a routine
traffic check at 5 pm on April 5, three
Treasure Cay residents were found to have
marijuana in their car. The driver claimed
the drugs were his and will appear in court
on April 6.
Grievous Harm A Dundas Town
woman was assaulted while at the Regatta
beach in Sandy Point about 8 pm on April
5. She refused the advances of a Dundas
Town man. He hit her causing her to fall.
He then stomped on her. The next day the
assailant was arrested and confined to a
cell.
Disorderly Behaviour A Murphy
Town man was arrested before dawn on
April 4 while on the S.C. Bootle Highway.
He was throwing missiles, using obscene
language and acting disorderly.
Finding and Stealing About 4:30 on
April 2 a woman inadvertently left her wal-
let at a beauty salon in Dundas Town. She
returned later and retrieved the wallet but
discovered that $491 in cash was missing.
Assault A patron at a bar on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was
assaulted about midnight on April 2.
Domestic Dispute About 8:30 p.m.
on April 2 a Murphy Town woman heard
a dispute at her neighbour's house result-
ing in some property damage. Apparently
a woman got a ride home from the beach
when her boyfriend lost his car keys. How-
ever, he got to her house before she did
which caused him to accuse her of cheating
on him. Thjis led to an argument which
ultimately resulted in the property damage.
Causing Harm About 7 p.m. on April
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playing basketball on the court in the Mud.
The assailant was angry when a play was
called foul.
House Breaking A Treasure Cay man
had his villa broken into about dusk on
April 1. A screen was removed allowing
the door to be unlocked. Jewelry and coins
were stolen.
House breaking About 6 pm on April
5 a door was forced open on a house on
Green Turtle Cay. Antiques and cash were
taken.
Incest A 14-year-old girl living in the
Mud was discovered to be pregnant after
having sex with her uncle while visiting
him in Nassau.
Assault A Marsh Harbour resident
was assaulted while stopped at the traffic
light about 4:30 on April 10. The assail-
ant was identified and turned himself in on
April 12 accompanied by his attorney.
Stealing A Murphy Town woman had
a laptop computer stolen out of her bag
while at the Marsh Harbour airport in the
afternoon of April 11.
Damages A Dundas Town woman
had her car windshield smashed by a rock
while she was driving on Forest Drive at
dusk on April 9.
Causing Harm A five-year-old boy
was injured when hit in the face by a piece
of wire. The boy had played with the as-
sailant's chicken. This happened about 5
p.m. on April 8 in the Mud.
Assault During mid-afternoon on April
12 a Dundas Town man was assaulted by
his wife's grandson.
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
After lunch on April 12, a Dundas Town
woman was sitting with a friend in her
parked car in Central Pines when the driver
of another car intentionally ran into the pas-
senger side of her car where she was siting.


Assault A Grand Cay man was as-
saulted by a man he knew at noon on April
12 while near the Grand Cay school.
Missing Person An 11-year-old boy
was reported missing about 10 p.m. in
Hope Town on April 14. He was found the
next morning in good health.
Stealing During the night of April 14
a car parked at the Arawak dock in Marsh
Harbour was broken into and an amplifier
and speakers were stolen.
Causing Harm The ex-boyfriend of a
Dundas Town woman was upset with her
and entered her house at 3:45 in the morn-
ing on April 18 after smashing a window
to gain entry. Once inside, he punched and
kicked her, causing her to seek medical at-
tention.
Shop Breaking A Dundas Town man
had his storage shed broken into around
noon on April 16. Stolen were shoes, a
jacket, ice cream and a ham. A man was
later arrested.
Causing Harm Hot cooking oil was
thrown on a woman at "Dis-we-style" Res-
taurant in Marsh Harbour. In retaliation,
the injured woman responded by throwing
hot cooking oil on her assailant. Injuries
were caused as a result. Both women were
arrested for fighting.
Assault A woman was assaulted at
a nightclub in Marsh Harbour by her es-
tranged husband who punched her and
threw a drink on her. As a result of the
investigation, both parties were arrested.
Causing Damage A woman at a night-
club in Marsh Harbour broke the rear win-
dow of a patron's car parked there. This
happened after midnight on April 18.
House Breaking A vacation home on

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Bahamas, the inspection and licensing of All Public Service vehicles will be
carried out in New Providence and the Family Islands beginning 3rd May thru
Monday, 31st May, 2010.

Owners and Operators of these vehicles must ensure that the total numbers
of vehicles covered by their franchise are presented for Inspection and Licens-
ing.
Further, all franchise holders must produce the following documents for Li-
censing and Inspection:
1. Valid Insurance
2. Valid Business License
3. Grant Letter
4. Franchise Payment Receipt
5. Bank Certified Cheque or cash


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Mlay 1, 2010






The Abaconian Section B Page 23


Police Crime Tips Break-ins Police K-9 Unit searches for drugs


By Timothy Roberts
In its continuing efforts to police Abaco
and create a safer community, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force offers the following
tips to homeowners and businesses as it re-
lates to break-ins.
Criminals will often stake-out a home or
business before attempting a break-in. So
it is important to be aware and take note of
suspicious persons in your neighborhood
or around your shop.
It is very important, particularly for
businesses, to have surveillance and alarm
systems installed which will not only alert
you to a break-in, but possibly help iden-
tify the perpetrator. Business owners need
to know their employees' backgrounds.
Always check references and follow up on
character issues.
Especially when depositing large

Crime From Page 22

Green Turtle Cay was broken into during
the night of April 19 with alcoholic bever-
ages being stolen.
Assault Report A woman attending a
nightclub in Marsh Harbour after midnight
on April 20 was punched in her mouth by
her exboyfriend after an argument.
Drowning An American visitor, James
Stuart Jackson, died while SCUBA div-
ing off Porgies Cay near Hope Town. His
companion recovered the body and at-
tempted CPR. A passing sailboat gave as-
sistance.
Assault with a Deadly Instrument -
After midnight on April 25 two women
on Grand Cay got into an argument with
two younger women who subsequently
knocked them down with a golf cart, then
beat them.
Burglary A 14-year-old Grand Cay
girl screamed when she awoke at 3:30 a.m.
on April 17 on discovering a man in her
bedroom. She was able to identify the man
who fled when she screamed.
Threats of Death A Grand Cay wom-
an was threatened with death by her ex-
boyfriend calling in her bedroom window
about 1 a.m. on April 4. He threatened to
kill her, then himself whenever he encoun-
tered her. He was subsequently arrested.


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amounts of money, make sure you consis-
tently change routes, routines and times.
Police can be called in to provide an escort
to the bank.
If you are held up, do not resist, but
comply with the burglar so that no harm
comes to anyone. Do not stare directly in
the criminal's face, but do note his foot-
wear, clothing or any identifying marks on
his body.
Read newspapers and listen to the news
so that you can be aware of crime trends
and be better equipped to prevent a crime
happening to you. Share information with
other business owners in your area and re-
port suspicious persons to each other and
the police.
Ensure your home and business is well
secured by installing suitable locks on all
doors, windows and sliding glass doors.
Make sure whenever leaving or before you
go to bed that all doors and windows are
locked and secured.
Homeowners should make certain that
the outside of their home is well lit and
that it is not easy to see inside. However,
businesses should ensure that inside is well
lit in order that any movement inside can
be easily seen from the outside.
Record serial numbers and/or place
identifying marks on valuable items, elec-
tronics, power tools and more to ensure
that if they are stolen, they are easily iden-
tifiable, making it more likely that you
may recover them.
For residences, do not allow strangers
an opportunity to see what is inside your
house, and make sure valuable items are
not visible from outside. Secure personal
and valuable items in case a break-in does
occur.
Trim overgrown bushes and hedges
around your home removing hiding places
for criminals who would lie in wait or use
the cover to break-in unseen.
Make sure you have a peep hole with
180 degree viewing angle installed in your
door and always check to see who is knock-
ing before opening your door. Get to know
your neighbors and be each other's keeper.
Establish a group of responsible and con-
cerned homeowners and start neighbor-
hood crime watches.


Extended Care (After Hours)
Call 577-0113

For Appointments Call 367-0020


A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday
Dr. George Charite Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Sunday and Emergencies
Dr. Akazie Mon & Fri Dr. Francis Biney Monday and Friday
Dr. Camille Farquharson Wednesday Dr. Timothy Williams Every other Sat.


Herman Johnson Ultrasound Tech
May 1, 2010
Dr. R George Knowles Obstetrician /
Gynecologist
May 8, 2010
Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne -
Ultrasound
May 8, 2010
Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor
May 11-14, 2010
Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose &
Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea
May 13, 2010
Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist
May 15, 2010
Dr. Shamanique Bodie Obstetrician I
Gynecologist
May 15, 2010
Dr. Augusting Obueyi Internist/
Dermatologist
May 15, 2010
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist
May 19, 2010
Mammograms Offered


Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist
May 20, 2010
Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist
May 21, 2010
Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician,
Asthma andAllergy Testing
May 21-22, 2010
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children)
May 22, 2010
Dr. Freeman Lockhart Othopedic
Surgeon
May28, 2010
Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician I
Gynecologist
May 29, 2010
Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound
Technician, Echocardiogram
May 29, 2010
Call for appointments
with these doctors
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Dr. Patrick Cargill Cardiologist
Dr. Gerrard Klassen GeneralSergeon
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By Timothy Roberts
Let it be known that if you are trying
to smuggle illegal narcotics into Abaco
through the airport, Kira will sniff you out
and will not let you get away.
Kira is a police dog stationed at the air-
port along with Police Constable Eltura
Deveaux, who together make up the K-9
Unit that guards our entry points, whether
it be the airport or the docks. They re-
ceived the Exemplary Performance Award
for the month of April from the Abaco di-
vision of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Kira is a Belgium Shepherd, who
trained with Constable Deveaux at Day-
tona Beach, Florida, learning to ferret out
drugs and illegal contraband, such as mari-


Kira is busy at work at the Marsh Harbour ai
drugs. She and Const. Eltura Deveaux are a
ally at the Marsh Harbour airport but they al
freight dock and other areas of Abaco


juana, cocaine and methamphetamines.
Const. Deveaux continues Kira's training
several times a week in order to keep her
senses sharp.
Const. Deveaux said he wants to "send
a strong message to anyone who comes
through this airport or through the ferry
docks that as long as me and K-9 Kira are
around, along with Reserve [Marty] Al-
bury and Cpl. [Ziggy] Davis, we will find
you; we will apprehend you and we will
put you before the courts." He advised
that anyone who is involved in any illegal
activities do the right thing.
Const. Deveaux and Kira are also
called upon at times to assist with search
warrants at homes, boats, vehicles and, on
occasion, aircraft of persons suspected of
possessing illegal nar-
cotics.
Before coming
to Marsh Harbour,
Const. Deveaux and
Kira were involved in
an operation at Turks
and Caicos and en-
joyed great success in
the detection of illegal
drugs.
The K-9 Unit is di-
vided into three spe-
cialized areas: bomb,
attack and drugs. Some
police dogs are focused
on one area. However,
some dogs are trained
to serve dual purposes,
airport sniffing for such as drug and at-
team that is usu- tack.
lso do duty at the


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NOTICE


IN THE ESTATE OF CRYSTAL CHARMAINE LOWE
domiciled and late of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased.


NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against or interest in the above
Estate should send same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before 12th May, 2010 after
which date the Executors will proceed to distribute
the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which they shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 12th May, 2010.


V.M. Lightbourn & Co.
Attorneys for the Executors
P.O. Box AB 20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas


Mlay 1, 2010






Page 24 Section B The Abaconian


Person arrested and charged with boat theft


By Timothy Roberts
Suspected boat thief Anwar Seymour
of Spring City appeared before Magistrate
Crawford McKee on April 12 to answer
charges brought against him for the alleged
thefts of a white 28-foot WhiteWater boat
with twin 250 HP Evinrude engines, a GPS
system and a VHF radio, altogether val-
ued at $143,200, the property of a Green
Turtle Cay resident.
On 7th April, 2010, the suspect was
arrested after being on the run for over
a month. Acting on information, police


Anwar Seymour in the striped shirt is leaving
court where he was arraigned on charges of
WhiteWater boat, a GPS and VHF. Escortin
Farquharson.


caught the wanted man in a vehicle in
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
After being arrested, Seymour attempt-
ed to hide his identity by giving a false
name to the police. However, the officers
recognized his face from a wanted poster.
As a result, he was charged with deceit to
a police officer and appeared before Mag-
istrate Helen Jones in Freeport to answer
to the charge. He pleaded guilty to that
charge, was convicted and fined $500 or
two months at Her Majesty's Prison.
However, before he could be sent to
prison, Detective Farrington, Criminal
Detective Unit Abaco,
arrived in Freeport
to interview him for
the alleged thefts on
Abaco. He was conse-
quently charged with
two counts of Stealing
& Receiving for the
thefts and transported
to Marsh Harbour for
court arraignment.
On 12th April, 2010,
Anwar Seymour ap-
peared before Magis-
trate Crawford McKee.
When the charges were
read to him, Seymour
pleaded not guilty to all
four charges.
When the question
of bail arose, Seymour
asked Magistrate McK-
the Magistrate's ee to consider that he
stealing a 28-foot has his mother, grand-
g him out is Sgt.


mother and brother depending on him for
income and pleaded for the court to grant
him bail on the conditions that he sign into
the Marsh Harbour Police Station and sur-
render his travel documents.
The Magistrate, however, denied bail


By Timothy Roberts
A newly formed group, Abaco Ani-
mals Rescue Coalition, has come together
with a commitment to help vulnerable and
needy animals across the island through the
education of the island's children, young
adults and the communities they live in.
Tired of witnessing the continuing plight
of stray and starving dogs and cats in the
community and the mounting incidents of
cruelty, neglect and indifference, a group
of concerned persons along with mem-
bers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force
and Ministry of Agriculture have come
together to address the problems surround-
ing our relationship with and responsibility
towards animals.
Recognizing the need for better educa-
tion, the Coalition has visited two schools
in the Sandy Point and Cherokee commu-
nities to share information on correct pet
care and to reinforce the fact that cruelty
to animals is a serious issue and is against
the law.


on the grounds that he is likely to avoid tri-
al by evading police as he did previously.
As a result, Seymour was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until 17th July, 2010, the
date set for his trial.


The group intends to make regular
school visits with the aim to raise the qual-
ity of treatment of pets and animals on
Abaco through various education and ani-
mal awareness initiatives, starting this May
with a Pet Poetry Competition.
On a recent walkabout, members of the
group handed out leaflets on Responsible
Pet Ownership in Dundas Town and Mur-
phy Town. The group and the information
offered were very well received, and they
were able to discuss issues relating to stray
dogs and the need for a spay and neuter
program.
The group is a coalition of several
groups who care deeply about animals.
Anyone who shares this concern is wel-
come to join. "Together we can become
the powerful, united force needed to cre-
ate positive change for Abaco's animals,"
said Jennifer Zehler, Coalition secretary.
"We aim to assist the police as they work
to enforce the laws of animal protection
throughout Abaco.


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A group of concerned persons, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Ministry of Ag-
riculture are working together to educate the public on the proper care of animals. Some
have handed out leaflets and talked with people in Murphy Town and Dundas Town I, I,
others are visiting schools total to school children. The laws against cruelty to animals
are in place; now they need to be enforced.

Remember

Conservation begins with YOU



William Alvin Thorndycraft
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Bill
and me, those who visited, sent cards and flowers, called
and kept us in your thoughts. I am devastated to lose
my beloved husband. There are many of you who want
to pay your proper respects to Bill, and I sincerely ap-
preciate that.
Thank you to the decent and respectable members of
the community who are standing by me. I welcome any
opportunity to discuss his life-threatening condition, the
medical information access code given to family mem-
bers and the way, over twenty years ago, God helped
me gain sobriety.
Thank you to the medical team at JFK, Drs. Boyce and
Swarna, Dave Lowe, Julie Higgs and her mother, Pete
and Joy Funston, Denise Todd, Alisha Russell, BREA, the
Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines and so many others.
Please remember Bill with the dignity and honour he
so richly deserves.
Sandiua J oAndicAaf


Abaco Animals Rescue

Coalition is formed


Mlay 1, 2010


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The Abaconian Section B Page 25


Church News


First Assemblies of God port the event which lasted well into the the music provided in a family atmosphere. Re:Focus
has drive in m vievening. It gave the youth and adults a time Also performing was Ryan Jupp, rappers By Timothy Roberts
has drive-in movie to bond and to laugh together. On Friday from Friendship Tabernacle Youth Group, New Vision Ministries hosted a week-
By Samantha V. Evans volleyball and domino tournaments were RayGina and many others. end of praise and worship highlighted by
The Youth Department of First As- held. The volleyball tournament especially Youth Forum at Church powerful and challenging preaching when
semblies of God began showing Christian was funny as the amateur players of the musician Aaron Keyes and pastor and au-
movies during the month of March. The three teams made some serious foul plays Of God Dundas Town thor Francis Chn held services on April
drive-in theater is at the old Maxwell loca- and unexplainable misses. At the end of the By Samantha V. Evans 10-11 under the theme Re:Focus No
ton in Marsh Harbour. On April 3rd the event the winning team headed by Steve On April 9th a youth forum was held matter where we are in life we can use re-
movie Passion of the Christ was shown that Davis received the trophy. At the domino at Church of God Dundas Town at which focusing.
depicted the experience of Jesus' betray, tournament the competition was fierce as time a panel of experts was on hand to Mr. Keyes led a spirit-filled worship
suffering and crucifixion as interpreted by dozens of persons entered. The winner of speak to and answer questions raised by the service. He and his band have visited twice
Mel Gibson. Families were able to sit in this tournament was Nathan Darville, who youth on matters they found most press- before and have come to love Abaco. "The
their cars and watch the movie on the big received a trophy. Both trophies were giv- ing. In attendance was the youth group scenery is hard to beat," he said, and the
white screen. It was reminiscent of drive-in en out at the Easter Sunday church service from Friendship Tabernacle Church who people at the church "are like a big fam-
movies of yesterday and those one sees in held on April 4th. This event was orga- asked a number of questions about what ily.
movies. It was wonderful to see so many nized by Dellarese Davis. they should be doing at their age that is ap- Mr. Keyes, who has been doing praise
families enjoy this movie in remembrance Friendship Taberacle holds propriate. They spoke about various types and worship for 12 years, said, "We focus
of the death of Christ. of music, how a person dresses and wears
Bethany Gospel Chapel Positive Youth Concert their hair, and the various sexual cultures od.on
By Samantha V. Evans that are rising up in the Bahamas. Some. n s a t w
has Familv Fun Davs Mr. Chan spoke about the way we often
has Family Fun Days Friday nights are usually special for youth of the youth leaders had varying views on are too asua wth o an e the a
Sv B f VE are too casual with God and led the audi-
By Samantha V. Evans across the country as church youth groups hair. At the end of the various discussions, G a e t di
Tiip ^nrci family rof Rptiiarw r npl ,ence to imagine God as He is described
The church family of Bethany Gospel have their activities. On April 16th Friend- the young people realized that it is their in the Bibe, ag God a e cam coe to Hi
Chapel held two days of Family Fun Day ship Tabernacle Church was packed from heart and soul that must be pleasing in the with the respect and adoration he deserve
on Good Friday, April 2nd, and Easter top to bottom as DJ Counselor and other eyes of God and not so much their choice with h second service Mr. Franis cha
Monday, April 5th. Lots of food was avail- artists from New Providence were present in clothing or hair style. Members of the In his second service Mr. Francis chal-
able on sale including fish and pancakes, to entertain Abaco Youth with clean gospel panel included police officers and youth lenged the audience again, explaining that
macaroni and conchy conch fritters. There music. Young and older alike were present pastors from Abaco and Grand Bahamas,
were lots of games including volleyball and and had a great time dancing and singing to and health service professionals. Please see ChurchPage 27
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Page 26 Section B


The Abaconian


May 1, 2010


Bahamian athlete Laverne Eve motivates students


By Samantha V. Evans
World-class athlete and Bahamian re-
cord holder for the discus and shot put,
Laverne Eve, was on Abaco April 10-13.
She visited the two Abaco public high
schools, S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central
High School, to motivate the students and
inform them of the many scholarships
available in sports. Ms. Eve spoke to the
students about becoming "Bahamian Patri-
ots," stating that working hard, focusing
on doing well in school and honing their
athletic talent will open up opportunities to
attain scholarships.
Ms. Eve is a veteran Bahamian athlete.
She began her sports career at an early age
by playing softball and volleyball and was
introduced to the Carifta Games by her


Laverne Eve, right, is a Bahamian record h
cus and javelin. She visited Abaco to mot
study and work hard. She told them about sc
able to good athletes. Pictured with her is Wh
Deputy Administrator.


coach Stephanie Rahming while in Nassau.
Competing at the Carifta Games opened
up an opportunity for Ms. Eve to improve
her skills and ultimately perform at the
World Games and the Olympics. For two
of the four years that she took part in the
Carifta Games she received an award for
being the Most Outstanding Athlete in the
shot put, discus and javelin. She later went
to junior college in Oklahoma, then attend-
ed Louisiana State University.
After her college days she special-
ized in javelin, training at Baton Rouge.
It was as a result of this training that Ms.
Eve started throwing further and ended up
performing in 10 World Games and five
Olympic Games. Ms. Eve won a Bronze
Medal at the World Cup and Gold at the
CAC Games. She still holds the record for
the discus and javelin
in The Bahamas.
Ms. Eve stated that
competing at such
elite events is excit-
ing, especially since
at the time she started
The Bahamas was only
known for produc-
ing sprinters. She was
one of the few Carib-
bean throwers and she
enjoyed being able to
represent The Bahamas
well.
Ms. Eve, now semi-
older for the dis- retired, still has her
ivate students to mind set on winning
-holarships avail- a medal at the Com-
elma Colebrook, monwealth Games. She
plans to work alongside


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ma Colebrooke with her sports program on
Abaco, which will involve holding clinics
for the coaches and throwers to help them
learn the fundamentals of throwing.
Ms. Eve, impressed with the sporting
talent displayed by the Family Islands dur-
ing a recent national track event in Nassau,
is excited about the prospect of developing


By Samantha V. Evans
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is observed as Child Protection Month.
The theme chosen for this year was A
Child's Life is Precious, Take a Moment
to Care. The month began with a church
service at Friendship Tabernacle Church
on April 8th. The purpose of this service
was to share information about child abuse
and protection with the community. It is
especially important that community part-
ners realize all that they do to ensure that
the children are protected. According to
Ms. Charlemae Fernander, her depart-
ment makes every effort to wipe out abuse
against children and bring offenders to jus-
tice.
In preparation for the start of this
month, an essay competition was launched
inviting students to write on the theme for
this month.
The guest speaker for the service was
Pastor Rex Carey, Assistant Pastor of Re-
vival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown
Haven who told the children to obey their
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should make it a habit to do their chores.
He told them to focus on learning and get
a good education. Education is important,
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take around The Bahamas. She feels it both
her pleasure and obligation to help Baha-
mians get to world or Olympic events.
"That's what this is all about", she said,
"seeing students become world-class ath-
letes and knowing that you helped them to
get there"


He told the children that when they lis-
ten to their parents that it makes it easy
for them. He encouraged the children to
let their lives be a good example for their
friends He told them to focus on getting
a college degree after they complete high
school and to take more time and pride
in selecting friends of integrity who have
goals for their lives. There are many jobs
out their but he told the children that they
must get the right education to qualify
themselves for employment.
It is the role of parents to raise their
children in the way they should go and to
put guidelines and boundaries in place.

Sports From Page 18

Taylor Park playing field was a bustle,
visiting children would come to watch and
were always invited to join in. Soccer was
a great success with as many as 40 team
players quite an accomplishment on a
five-mile long island. But soccer in Hope
Town was more than just a game, it was a
coming together time for families, children
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Nicole's motto lives on.. Make It Happen
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God does not want us to simply memorize
what He has said, but to act on it and live
it.
The audience was moved by the praise
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end, and it was said that the message should
motivate change in the lives of those who
had the opportunity to experience God's
word.
Mr. Francis is the pastor of the Corner-


stone Church in Simi Valley, California,
and said that he grew up in a nominally
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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2010 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service RequestedAll Abaco Expo showcases local produce and craftsThe Police Band, displays, demonstrations and farm animals are attractionsBy Jennifer Hudson The First All Abaco Expo presented two days of educational opportunities, inspiration, shopping for unique purchases and a lot of good entertainment and fun. The first day was school day and the second day was designated as family day. Fifteen stalls showcased agriculture, 12 presented handicraft items, three covered food processing while several more were devoted to fish and farm stores and the conch man. The Expo was held at the Farmers Marketplace in Marsh Harbour on April 16 and 17. Several educational stalls were set up including Friends of the Environment and the Bahamas National Trust while a petting zoo was very popular. This showcased some very healthy and attractive animals such as sheep, goats and kids, adorable piglets, some poultry and a donkey. In order to protect these animals from the heat they were gently hosed down on a regular basis. It was rewarding to see such a variety of vegetables produced here on Abaco. Some were grown in peopleÂ’s small backyards while others were produced on larger-scale farms on land leased from government. Please see Expo Page 6 Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, right, officially opened the two-day All Abaco Exposition that featured local far m products, locally produced processed foods and crafts. During his tour of the booths he was impressed with the produce on displ ay. He is shown here talking with Pastor Lennie Etienne and his wife Jerutha, who have been farming for many years. They grow a wid e variety of vegetables and market them on Abaco as well as shipping them to Nassau. Auskell Surgical Center is now openAuskell Medical Clinic has opened a surgical center in an adjoining building that will accommodate patients for many surgeries and emergencies. This means that people will not have the bother and expense of going away for necessary surgery and women will not have to leave Abaco to have their babies. Shown are the two full time doctors, Dr. Francis Biney and Dr. George Charite, with Angie Collie, Medical Director. The procedures that can be done here cover a wide range of maladies but nothing that requires an overnight hospital recovery. See story on page 21. The Bahamas Billfish Championship launched its 37th season with the Central Abaco Championship. With three days of perfect spring weather and ideal sea conditions, the fleet of 29 of the worldÂ’s top sportfishing boats caught 41 billfish during the three-day event at Treasure Cay Resort and Marina. The first leg of the five tournament series was won by Blue Heron, a Hatteras 50 from Key West, Florida. The Blue Heron team gathered 1,400 points by catching and releasing two blue marlin Blue Heron Wins First BBC Tournament in Treasure Cayand one white marlin on days one and two of the tournament. Team Blue Heron edged out defending BBC champion team Double Dog which also achieved 1,400 points catching and releasing five white marlin and four sailfish. In BBC competition, when two teams get the same point total, the winner is determined by the team reaching the point total first. The win garnered the Blue Heron a Please see BBC Page 22 The captain and crew of the Blue Heron are showing the trophies they won as winner of the first leg of the 2010 Bahamas Billfish Championship. Besides accummulating the most points, they were also awarded for being the top release team. Shown with them is Al Behendt, far right, organizer of the event. The fishermen enjoyed three days of excellent fishing.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Prime Minister Ingraham of Þ cially opens ExpoBy Jennifer Hudson Huge crowds turned out to enjoy the All Abaco Agricultural, Marine Resources and Agribusiness Expo on April 16 and 17. The Expo, which was held at the Farmers Marketplace in Marsh Harbour was open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on both days. The expo began with an official opening ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday before which music was provided by the Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band and Abaco Central High School Band. Many officials attended from Nassau along with administrators from throughout Abaco, senior civil servants and the public. Many schools brought bus loads of students to enjoy the experience. Several students took part in the opening ceremony with Shantrecia Hield and Vascille Stuart Jr. from the Moore’s Island All Age School performing admirably the task of moderators. A liturgical dance was performed by students of the J.A. Pinder Primary School, a skit by Abaco Central High School and Junkanoo rush-out by Central Abaco Primary School. Shaquille O’Neal Jones, a Grade 12 student at the Abaco Central High School, read an excerpt from his winning essay, Food Safety in a Critical Time for which he was later presented with a prize of $500 by Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superintendent of Education. Second and third place winners, Candace Cornish and Sonia Cooper of the S.C. Bootle High School, also received their prizes. In his welcome address, Anthony Gibson, Co-Chairman of the Abaco Expo committee, told the audience, “Agriculture is the only riches that a nation can truly call its own and commended backyard farming to both children and parents. Backyard farming is a very powerful tool and a community builder, not much land is needed and I encourage everyone to get involved.” He praised the progress which Abaco has made in the food sector by the three new farming associations of North Abaco, Central Abaco and food processing. Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Abaco and Executive Chairman of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, encouraged the public to grow more of its own food. “The government’s mandate is to feed ourselves, and food security is a top priority of BAIC,” he stated. He spoke of the 10,000 acres of prime farmland in Central Abaco which was entrusted to BAIC to manage, stating that it has been divided up into five and 10 acre plots for lease at $25 an acre a year for 10 years and is renewable after 10 years. In North Abaco land at Norman’s Castle has also been divided and farm equipment is being provided for the use of all the farmers on Abaco. Mr. Key stated, “Money cannot conPlease see Expo Opening Page 5 After the opening ceremony of the All Abaco Expo, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries walked through the area looking at the displays and booths. With him were Anthony Gibson, Abaco’s Agriculture officer and Administrator Cephas Cooper, both behind Mr. Ingraham. The Hon. Larry Cartwright, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources; Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco and Chairman of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation; and Creswell Sturrup, Permanent Secretary, are all on the right. In the middle background is Benjamin Rahming, Director of BAIC. Many farmers had booths displaying their produce and plants that were all available for sale. One farmer is growing several varieties of lettuce and other crops hydroponically. Many mentioned the need for a farmers’ market where residents could purchase fresh produce. Several outlets do sell local produce but do not market it as Abaco-grown. Schooner Bay expects to open a market at their development later in the year, but most farmers want to sell in Central Abaco.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 It was very inspirational to see just how much can be produced in a small back yard and should have been an encouragement to everyone to start planting if they have not already done so. It certainly made me want to expand my little backyard farm and I bought some plants from stalls in order to do so. I saw many people going home with bagfuls of delicious fresh produce and plants to grow their own vegetables. It is impossible to mention all of the impressive stalls but one which greatly impressed me was the Lightbourn Family Farm, which is run by a couple and is located just south of Spring City. Though they have only been farming for one year, their crops were im-Expo From Page 1 Expo provides education and fun The animals on display at the All Abaco Expo fascinated the children, many of whom had never seen farm animals. Chickens, goats, sheep, pigs and this donkey were included in the show. Pastor Stephen Knowles is shown with the donkey. The Department of Agriculture held classes last year on making jams, jellies and hot sauces. Several people are now producing excellent products and are finding there is a good market for their products. Shown are Vianna Gibson and Theresa Haynes who enjoy their new part time business. They are members of the Abao Food Processors Association. pressive, and they sell fresh vegetables to the community from their farm. An impressive display of produce which had actually been brought in from Nassau for the show was there to demonstrate what is planned for the Schooner Bay Village in South Abaco and what will be grown there. An area in the centre of the development has been designated The Commons and will consist of farmland for anyone interested to develop and will include allotments for homeowners to grow their own produce which be can consumed personally or sold at the Farmer’s Market opening at Schooner Bay in January of 2011. Lucayan Tropical from Nassau will be long term advisors for the project. Abaco Neem, famous for its various healing products, has teamed up with Kareem Knowles of King Eagle Farms in an effort to protect both the human body, pets and the environment. At their booth, Daphne de Gregory of Abaco Neem stated, “We are now promoting healthy environmental products for the home gardener designed to protect the environment from the pesticides used in large scale farming. These can be purchased at Abaco Neem and in the hardware stores.” It was very interesting to peruse all of the many handicrafts on display. The artisans are amazingly creative in their ideas of how to utilize many different items from the environment. There were mirrors framed with shells of many colours, shapes and sizes as well as shell figurines, outstanding wood carvings from many native woods, jewelry utilizing many types of seeds, berries, shells and coconut and straw bags and baskets of all shapes, sizes and patterns. Various interesting demonstrations took place throughout the expo including a chicken processing presentation, lionfish demonstration, coconut shell polishing, safe farm practices, bread baking, root crop presentation, a budding and grafting demonstration, a Garden Club presentation, green house technology demonstrations and a high school culinary exhibition. The crowds were kept entertained throughout by a variety of performers inPlease see Expo Page 6

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 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: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Editing Assistant: Annabella Marquis Contributors: Annabelle Cross, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9 Abaco’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 surface The Editor Says . . . Expo showed potential of farmingLetters to the Editorone clinic on Steve Bonnet Drive in Marsh Harbour. Now, thanks to the ambition of our own Angie, in addition to the private medical offices and the government clinic, we have a privately run general medical clinic which can boast a full slate of medical specialists who can treat Abaconians, second home residents and visitors for just about any illness or provide them with emergency services. I find it mind blowing that now we have a facility where, locally for the first time, mothers can give birth to babies (naturally or by C-section), dialysis patients will soon be able to receive treatment, circumcision can be performed and minor orthopedic surgeries can be conducted. What an achievement! To all Abaconians, second home residents, visitors: I encourage you to visit the new facility and you, too, will be impressed. To Angie, Dr. Charite and the Auskell family: You have come a long way. Keep up the good work and be encouraged! Sincerely yours, Faron Y. Newbold, Deputy Chairman Dundas Town Local Gov. CommitteeA letter to the Prime MinisterDear Editor, Would you print the following letter addressed to Mr. Hubert Ingraham. I am a concerned Bahamian and would like to know why you feel like you have the right to force the Haitians on us. We want them off the Key Tract. You do not own it. So you think you have the right to put them on us. And you gave them the right to steal land that is not yours. If you want them so much, let them live on your land. Here we are forced to be awake all night with loud music. And now they are putting trash on my land. By the way I have papers for my land since 1981. What do you have to show for the land you gave the Haitians? I would not vote for you any more and plenty others feel the same. A concerned BahamianGreat service from a government departmentDear Editor, I would like to compliment the Port’s Boat Licence Department. Last month I renewed my boat licence in five minutes. While the lady was typing, the gentleman looked up the file, etc. I was given a slip of paper to pay. While doing so, they had the card signed and I was finished. Thanks, everyone, Bobbie HiggsPraise for Auskell ClinicDear Editor: I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Auskell Surgical Center this past Saturday, 17th April 2010. Some of the attendees included Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, his Deputy Whelma Colebrook, Office Administrator Ruth Flowers, a strong contingent of doctors from Grand Bahama and Nassau including Doctors Charite, Biney, Lundy, Ash, Bodie, Farquharson and Williams as well as the competent staff of the Auskell family , patients, family, friends and well wishers. As Angie Collie, part owner and manager, shared her vision of the Auskell medical project, I could not help but remember when our small island community had Reply to environmentalists Dear Sir, I wish to respond to a letter from Clint Kemp which appeared in The Abaconian of April 1, 2010. For the record, I don’t know Mr. Kemp from Adam, so my disagreement with his opinions can hardly be seen as personal. I actually intended to offer this letter for publication in your last issue, but that issue came out a few days early, and therefore I missed the deadline. Hopefully, this is a case where it’s better being late than not ever getting published. Mr. Kemp opened with a reference to the motion picture Avatar and stated that he wondered if we weren’t already living in the days portrayed in the movie. First off, while the box office sensation Avatar was a smashing success and a very enjoyable movie to watch, it was so politically rife with a decidedly liberal slant that it is no wonder at all to me that the global environmental movement – and especially the very liberal members thereof would welcome it with open arms. Having said that, allow me to say again that if one is able to set aside the involvement of the political message, it is a very nice film. Period. Mr. Kemp goes on to explain how he left his pastoral calling after a long commitment thereto, and is now very involved in the environmental movement in The Bahamas. I commend him and others of his ilk for his and their concern for our environment and I hope that there can be made some progress in the protection of it. But quite frankly, the intention of committed environmentalists is to control every aspect therein and to entice – or force – our government to enact legislation that will not only accomplish the job of protecting the environment, but will make our interaction therewith a bloody nightmare. Remember the turtles? In every situation of the public’s interaction with the various governmental agencies, there is always a way to ensure that there is a balance whereby the public is not overly frustrated and the government Please see Letters Page 9 The Farmers’ Marketplace in Marsh Harbour came alive for two days, April 23 and 24, with fresh farm produce, local crafts and foods. This site is the beginning of a permanent farmer’s market facility. The ground had been leveled and lights were installed over a year ago allowing several community-wide celebrations to take place. For this event, over 40 tent canopies were in place for farm products, craftsmen and food vendors serving meals. A farmers’ cooperative was represented which has been in existence for many years with members farming land west of the present BEC plant and in the area of the Cherokee road. A newly formed farmers’ association represents farm interests on a square mile of five and ten acre plots south of Spring City. A second association has been formed by interested farmers on similar plots west of the Treasure Cay airport on prepared land left fallow when the Bahama Star Farm citrus operation left Abaco due to the citrus canker. A recently formed association that is processing preserves, hot sauces and other bottled items had a display of its products that are beginning to show up in local stores. The event was well organized, and the displays summarized much of Abaco’s potential in the agricultural sector. Available for purchase was a wide selection of fruits and vegetables which were harvested in late April. A generous assortment of local produce is expected to be available when the site is utilized on a regular basis. Our impression was that those persons attending were caught off guard and were not prepared to shop for produce at that time. The produce displayed was tempting and attractively priced. The situation was not conducive to purchasing as vegetable and fruit bought would be heavy and had to be taken to cars parked some distance away. This discouraged buying. However, the public was given a glimpse of what is in store for the area as farmers begin to bring their fruit and vegetables to roadside stands. It was also a wake-up call to the farmers to see the potential for direct sales to the public. Within the next month we should see one or more farmers setting up Saturday morning stands with fresh produce for sale. Mr. Edison Key, Chairman of BAIC, who is responsible for developing the site, has plans for proper, stalls for farmers and craftsmen, restrooms and other facilities. The site is about four acres in size beside the Anglican Church and across the street from the BEC office in Marsh Harbour. Abaco has a wide variety of artisans, and this site is expected to grow into an active outlet for their art and crafts. It is quite possible that some stalls will be open more often than on just one morning or on Saturdays. The expected demand from residents and visitors will drive expansion of the site as farmers and craftsmen take advantage of a centralized location. This site will grow in harmony with the expansion of our farming community. Over 100 farmers, both old-timers and newcomers, have taken advantage of leased farm acreage at the annual rate of $25 per acre. Members of the farm co-op and one of the two farm associations are working fiveand ten-acre plots south of Marsh Harbour. This is a fraction of the 20,000 acres cleared in 1966 for sugar cane. North of Treasure Cay similar plots have been spoken for and are being tilled by farmers in the north. They have formed another association to improve their odds for success. While these new farm lands are being prepared for crops, another group is learning food processing techniques. This group is presently contributing to Abaco Central High School for the use of their stoves in the Home Economics classroom. Preserves, pepper sauces and other products are prepared, bottled, labeled and are now available in local shops. Many of the locally grown vegetables are available in our grocery stores, although this is not well known. Being locally grown shortens the delivery cycle which means produce can be harvested closer to the peak ripening time. This yields fresher, tastier produce. Marketing remains a major challenge for the farmers as store managers want to know there is a consistent supply of quality produce. Ordering from the wholesale outlets in Florida is a straightforward but slower process with shipping, handling and refrigeration concerns. As our 100 or more farmers become producers, they must coordinate with their wholesale customers, the store managers. This will result in farmers staggering their planting schedule to have a continuous supply available. As the system matures, supply will be driven by demand and prices. Some farmers may get discouraged by the work required and drop out. However, with this large initial response and encouragement by BAIC and the Ministry of Agriculture, we expect to see tangible on our tables from those who persevere. The Agricultural Exposition provided an important first step in linking the farmers with consumers, their end customers. The displays at the BAIC site gave the farmers insight on how they must present their produce and the public learned that more is produced here than just tomatoes and onions. Produce sales at the two-day exposition may not have met the expectations of the farmers, but the attending public was educated in the extent of what is being produced We look forward to this site hosting the farmers and their fresh crops. Our farming efforts can only improve with time, and this market site should give farmers encouragement and satisfaction by those consuming their produce. 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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 or: P.O. 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 gets its due. We know, of course, that is never the case, and we still hear on a regular basis how angry many people become because they had to go to a particular governmental office to apply for some license or the other, only to be so frustrated that they nearly gave up on the whole unfortunate affair. Back to the turtles. Surely the government realized that its ruling on that matter was over zealous. In what I believe was a bid to appease the environmentalists, they not only took steps to protect the turtles, they went overboard and forbade us as Bahamians who have been eating turtle for generation after generation to even go out and get one anymore. Yes, I can see where the process of catching and killing turtles would be a rather unpleasant scenario for many people, but the fact is we are Bahamians. I myself am not that crazy about turtle, but we have lived off the sea since we arrived in these islands and my people have been here for hundreds of years and to think that the johnny-come-lately environmentalists have taken that right away from us is disturbing. There was a happy medium to be struck, but alas our government caved. I wish to take this opportunity to warn Bahamians that they must stay vigilant. Although extreme environmentalists are a small minority amongst us, the movement has gone from a genuinely motivated entity to a politically powerful lobby. It’s the turtles now, but tomorrow you won’t be able to cut down a poisonwood tree on your own private land without a permit from the government! Sounds funny, doesn’t it? It is however fact in certain areas of the United States that you need permits to do almost any and everything on your own land. I realize that I will be laughed off by the environmentalists. That’s to be expected. However, I implore you, my fellow Bahamians, to watch their progress carefully. We live in a global community now where even our government – whoever they may be at any given time in history – will be pressured into regulating to the max all things concerned with environmental considerations in a bid to qualify for the many billions of dollars that developed nations of the world have been asked to commit to the new Global Environmental Government that is at this very moment in the making. Questions: How are the members of this new global, environmental initiative supposed to contribute the many billions of dollars being requested when the whole world is supposedly in a huge recession? And aren’t there more important issues at hand, such as world hunger; AIDS in Africa; genocides that seem to happen every several years; child slavery; and last but certainly not least, the imprisonment of Christians in several nations around the world for no other reason other than being a Christian? Oh, that’s right, Christianity is not so much in vogue these days, and the earth is actually our spiritual mother. Oh, Lord, have mercy on us! Thank you for the space in your column, and please include the following info in this letter because newspapers are hard to come by at times here on Abaco, and I would hate to think that I missed an opportunity to debate my position with anybody: My email address: rockhoppin@gmail. com Also, you can find me Billy Boombastic Roberts – on Facebook. So, a summary is in order. Do I believe the environment needs protecting? Of course, it does. But I also believe there are those who do not wish to find the happy medium for all but are rather intent upon forcing their opinions into law. In a true democracy, “the people’s” voice should be heard on all issues that affect their day-to-day lives. A government, no matter how in tune to the people’s wishes they may feel they are, cannot possibly know what the desire is of the majority at all times. It is my belief that if the government were to offer the decision to ban turtle catching to the public, the ruling would be overturned. Sincerely, William (Billy) RobertsAppeal for all to preserve our environmentTo the Editor: It has recently come to my attention that an individual has removed coral from the beach at the North End of Elbow Cay below the high water mark. He accomplished this by use of a bulldozer and left quite a mess behind. I write of this incident because it serves as an example of the way in which residents of The Bahamas and developers often choose to destroy the natural environment for their own benefit with little regard for the consequences to “the greater good.” In this particular case the natural environment that he chose to destroy was not on his land but belonged to The Bahamas government as it was clearly below the high water mark. As I understand it there is a statute in place that says that destruction of a beach area without a permit is a government offense with a substantial financial penalty. However, it is also my understanding that it is difficult to enforce this penalty as the government is overwhelmed with more serious cases. Since the government cannot fine these people, it is the work of each of us to bring awareness to each offender of the major destruction that they are enacting. It is the responsibility of each of us to voice our outrage at their self interest. These islands have remained untouched for centuries. Our challenge is to fight to preserve them without totally inhibiting growth and development in a sensitive way. Friends of the Environment has done an amazing job of enacting educational programs to raise awareness of a sustainable way of living on these lands. But they cannot do it alone. It takes a concerned citizenry to help them spread the word and advocate for better protection of our natural resources before they are all destroyed. We built a home on Elbow Cay because of its natural beauty and pristine environment. We chose Elbow Cay so that our 14 grandchildren might get to experience the wonder of this unique and unspoiled place. It has touched each of them. There is no place that they or we would rather be! However, since we have built this home we have witnessed the destruction and near destruction of the place that we all love. Only last year a grove of 100-year-old buttonwoods was destroyed on the adjoining lot to ours because the owner did not like them and wanted to replace them with palm trees. Just last night the Hope Town Council courageously voted down a development that would have profoundly altered this amazing island. And I was delighted to learn that BEC is no longer considering Bunker C fuel for its new power plant in Wilson City, due to the voices of over 1,000 concerned citizens. These are terrific accomplishments in the quest for preservation of the very things that make this area of The Bahamas unique. Let us all continue these efforts to preserve the very things that we all love about this place. Susan Maxman, FAIALetters to the Editor Letters From Page 8 Response to a Letter to Editor Dear Eidtor: Recently there was a letter to the editor regarding a visitor to Abaco stating that they were unable to find a salon that cuts Caucasian hair. In fact, the letter went on to say that the one salon they found did not accommodate them. This was most disappointing to the stylists at Hair, Body, and Soul who would like to respond to this article because the beauticians do cut and style all hair types as they are a unisex salon. This Salon is located on Forest Drive behind the K & S Service Center. The salon is open from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. They do regret that those visitors were not able to find this location and hope that this does not happen again. The salon can be contacted by calling 367-3977.Call for a new principal Dear Editor: As a parent of a child of an Abaco high school, I have seen the unfair treatment of students by the school principal. In fact, when a big fight took place late last year and many of those boys were put out of school, this was unfair to many of them as their names were falsely called, and they were accused of fighting when they did not. In fact, some of the students who are guilty of causing problems at this school are pets of the principal, the guidance counselor and others. This is wrong and for this reason a petition was prepared to obtain signatures to have the principal removed from this school. I do not believe that she is the right principal for this school, and she is making a lot of the children hate her. If a student does something wrong or disobeys the school rules, a course of action should be taken. But the principal is quick to put children out of school when they make a mistake, have on the wrong color socks or shoes or is missing some other item. There is no grace or warnings issued to students so that they can have time to correct their behavior. It seems as if she has forgotten her human side and that parents are not able to replace shoes or buy all items a child may need for school. Instead of sending a note home to the parent, the principal puts the children out of school. An incident took place recently involving a few males at the school. Several of the boys were never problems before but were being bullied by a student. A scuffle developed and the instigator was beaten for his attack. Instead of this boy being suspended along with the other few boys, he was kept in school. At a meeting held at the school on April 19th, I along with the others present listened to the principal, it was clear that she loves this bully. It is unclear what this boy has done for her, but she praised him and reported only on one side of the story his side. The other students did not have a side. This is wrong. The principal is not an impartial principal at all; instead she has favorites and makes it clear that only the words of those she deems worthy will stand where witnesses are concerned. As I sat in that meeting, my heart bled for those young men whose lives she was so ready to quickly throw away. Is this what education in this Bahamas has come to? Is there no longer a period of innocence before one is pronounced as guilty? Is it all right for a student to be bullied by others and not defend him or herself when approached to fight? What is a student to do in a case like this? I am heartbroken that as a parent my child is no longer safe from bullies at school. I am aware that children will be children, but my innocent child who is quiet and likes to be by himself or with a select group of persons should not be made a target for vigilante youth. I appeal to the Minister of Education and the Prime Minister of the Bahamas (and my Member of Parliament for North Abaco) to please send this large high school a fair principal, one who looks beyond nationality, beyond color, beyond race and beyond academic ability; one who is prepared to give all children a chance to thrive and to learn in a safe school environment. There are a lot of smart intelligent children at this school and great teachers. But as a parent who speaks for many others, we are not pleased with the way the principal runs this school and treats our children. I do not want my child or any other child to be scarred by such an experience. So I Please see Letters Page 22

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Central Abaco News By Timothy Roberts An aviation group including airplane pilots, family and friends were introduced to Abaco during a weekend fly-in from April 9-11, enjoying a three-day stay at the Abaco Beach Resort. The group, part of the Cirrus Owners and Pilots Association, flew to Abaco as part of a program sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism that introduces pilots to the islands of The Bahamas. Joe McMonigle, the organizer of the fly-in, says the group has been making a yearly trip to different locations in The Bahamas for seven years; their last trip took them to Nassau where they stayed at Atlantis for a weekend. The Cirrus Association, with about 3000 members, brought 33 planes to Abaco for the weekend. Only five of the pilots visiting this year had been to The Bahamas before, so for the rest it was a new experience. The Cirrus Aircraft Company is a leader in personal aviation aircraft and has been around since 1984 with planes that are designed for the comfort and ease of use of a luxury car. The Ministry of Tourism welcomed the pilots at Cherokee Aviation’s FBO, then hosted a dinner party for the group at Abaco Beach Resort. Mr. Greg Rolle, Chief Aviation Specialist with Tourism in Fort Lauderdale, is working to increase private pilot traffic to the islands through marketing and promotions. Mr. Rolle said that despite more stringent policies enforced on aviation by the United States’ Homeland Security and other agencies, The Bahamas has made major strides in streamlining the ease of access and paperwork for private pilots who want to visit The Bahamas by working in conjunction with the FAA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. International Home Trade Show is open By Sama n n t h h a V . Evans Abaco has the rare opportunity to host the International Home Trade Show and according to Michael Martinez, spokesperson for the group, it is like a mini-mall as it has over 100 new products that cater to the needs of all professions and ages. The show has been to Nassau several times and travels all around the world selling items including some products that advertise only on television and that come from as far away as Germany. Before coming here, the group got all of its documents straight to allow them to sell goods on the island. The show will be at Faith Convention Center until May Tourism hosts private pilots’ association ß y-in3rd from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. The show has a wide selection of items to sell including multi-purpose knives, professional rulers that can improve children’s handwriting, bone density tests, choppers, pillows, corsets, grills, 50-foot hoses, jewelry, tile cutters, generators, non-stick frying pans, novelty products, beauty items and a large variety of household items. On one evening Michael had his team demonstrate some of the items including the suction pump that can unclog any toilet. In fact, it can even remove dents from your car. On one afternoon he was demonstrating the use of the non-stick frying pans. More than 20 vendors are a part of this trade show. According to Michael, Please see Central Page 14 The participants of the fly-in, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, enjoyed a reception at Abaco Beach Resort on April 9, the day they arrived for a three-day visit. Thirty-three planes came bringing family and friends to enjoy the area, most for the first time. Located in Marsh Harbour between Standard Hardware and Party Time Ph: 242-367-3006 or 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.comWireless Internet• Cruise the Abacos ONLINE! • Connect in most anchorages • High speed! • Easy Sign-up Keep in touch with the world Use Oll Wireless! Check out our website for more info and coverage maps: www.abacoinet.comInternet Cafe!• Use our Computers • Bring your own Laptop • Enjoy our coffees and teas • Munch on snacks • Book Trade! Of Þ ce Hours: Mon Fri 9 am 5 pm Closed on Weekends and Holidays • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 hotels with locally produced foods, decorative items and furniture which will have a multitude of benefits. “We are not yet all we could, might or should be.” Commenting on Abaco in particular, Mr. Ingraham stated that this island is blessed with the natural resources for producing food and that we can produce a lot more than we are presently producing. He stated that he was pleased with the large number of students attending the expo Expo Opening From 5 cluding Jus’ Us, Wesley College School, New Direction Band from Treasure Cay, Genesis Band from Central Abaco, Estin Sawyer, Impact Band, Arthur Moxey and Joseph Davis, Eugene Davis and, of course, the ever popular Royal Bahamas Police Force Pop and Marching Bands. The Marching Band, parading along Don MacKay Boulevard, drew a large crowd as always to enjoy its uniformed splendour and listen to its lively music while watching the precision marching displays and enjoying a special treat performed by the Drum Major. No Bahamian event is ever complete without something to satisfy the appetite and there was no shortage of tasty foods at the expo. A total of eight stalls provided a selection of all the Bahamian goodies from conch fritters to a full meal. The hardworking committee, having organized such a worthwhile and successful event, should have been truly gratified at the results of all its labour, and I am sure all of the farmers, artisans and fishermen are looking forward to Expo Number Two along with the community who not only thoroughly enjoyed the event but also learned a great deal about agribusiness.Expo From Page 6 Shelley Austin, our own well known Mistress of Ceremonies at many events, entertained the crowd watching the Royal Bahamas Police Band as she mimicked them, then danced with the Band master. The crowd loved her performance. from Abaco schools and was honored to declare the first All Abaco Agribusiness Expo open. Mr. Ingraham, Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Key were each presented with a gift basket which included a variety of items such as jams, jellies and sauces, all of which were made on Abaco. Following the opening ceremony, the Prime Minister and other dignitaries officially toured the expo booths, chatting with the farmers and artisans.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 M o t h e r ’ s D a y Mother’s Day G r a n d e B u e t Grande Bu et A b a c o B e a c h R e s o r t a t B o a t H a r b o u r Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour i n v i t e s y o u t o j o i n u s f o r a s p e c t a c u l a r invites you to join us for a spectacular M o t h e r ’ s D a y B u e t Mother’s Day Bu et M e n u Menu € S p l i t P e a S o u p € Split Pea Soup € S e a s o n a l S a l a d w i t h R a s p b e r r y V i n a i g r e t t e € Seasonal Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette E n t r e e s Entrees R o a s t e d B e e f S i r l o i n ( C a r v e d ) Roasted Beef Sirloin (Carved) G u a v a S t u e d C h i c k e n B r e a s t Guava Stu ed Chicken Breast w i t h M a n g o G l a z e with Mango Glaze A l m o n d C r u s t e d G r o u p e r F i l l e t Almond Crusted Grouper Fillet w i t h C o c o n u t , L i m e S a u c e with Coconut, Lime Sauce O m e l e t S t a t i o n Omelet Station S i d e s Sides € P e a s & R i c e € Peas & Rice € M a c a r o n i & C h e e s e € Macaroni & Cheese € P o t a t o S a l a d € Potato Salad € G r e e n B e a n C a s s e r o l e € Green Bean Casserole € S t e a m e d A s p a r a g u s € Steamed Asparagus € R o l l s a n d B u t t e r € Rolls and Butter € D e s s e r t D i s p l a y € Dessert Display $ 3 2 . 9 5 p e r a d u l t a n d $ 1 5 . 9 5 p e r c h i l d , $32.95 per adult and $15.95 per child, p l u s g r a t u i t y plus gratuity A d v a n c e r e s e r v a t i o n s a r e r e c o m m e n d e d . Advance reservations are recommended. F e a t u r i n g c o n t e m p o r a r y p i a n o m u s i c w i t h Featuring contemporary piano music with r i c h s o u l f u l v o c a l s , w e i n v i t e y o u t o e n j o y rich soulful vocals, we invite you to enjoy t h e c o l l e c t e d w o r k s o f p i a n i s t a n d v o c a l i s t the collected works of pianist and vocalist S t e p h e n C o l e b r o o k f r o m 1 2 n o o n t o 3 p m Stephen Colebrook from 12 noon to 3 pm K a r a o k e KaraokeCome and show o your vocal talents every Tuesday night by the Pool Bar starting at 8 pm. C o u n t r y a n d W e s t e r n Country and WesternCome and enjoy our savory, mouth-watering Country & Western themed family-style dinner every Wednesday night from 6 pm … 10 pm Live music by Stephen ColebrookŽ T a l e n t S h o w c a s e Talent ShowcaseJoin the sta of Abaco Beach Resort and Stephen Colebrook in showing o your entertaining talents every Thursday in Anglers Restaurant starting at 8 pm … Until...? J a p a n e s e F r i d a y N i g h t Japanese Friday Night S u s h i F e v e r Sushi FeverEnjoy a variety of Sushi rolls every Friday night in Anglers Restaurant from 6 pm … 10 pm R a k e n ’ S c r a p e Rake n’ ScrapeDance the night away at our Pool Bar every Friday night to the upbeat sounds of Brown TipŽ starting at 8:30 pm.  P r i m e T i m e Ž N i g h t Prime TimeŽ NightEnjoy a mouthwatering Prime Rib dinner with friends and family.....every Saturday night Anglers Restaurant 6 pm 10 pm Live music by Stephen Colebrook.Ž C a l y p s o N i g h t Calypso NightJoin us every Saturday night by the Pool Bar for live Calypso music by Clint SawyerŽ starting at 8:30pm. S t e p h e n C o l e b r o o k Stephen ColebrookEnjoy the contemporary piano music and rich soulful vocals of the wonderful Stephen ColebrookŽ performing in Anglers Restaurant Wednesday Sunday 6:30pm untilƒ?, at the Pool Bar Thursday Saturday 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm and during our Gospel Sunday Lunch 1 pm to 3 pmEntertainment Capital of the Abacos!For more information on any of the upcoming events, please call 367-2158 www.AbacoBeachResort.com

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Central From Page 10 they are looking to partner with local people who are interested in selling the items locally. While here, they plan to meet with a few prospects.Training Held for Ardyss International Distributors By Samantha V. Evans April 23rd was a historic one for local distributors of Ardyss International, a company that focuses on health and wellness and provides a lucrative compensation plan that allows people an opportunity to improve their financial situation. More Central Abaco News The meeting was held at Central Abaco Primary School followed by the training. Present for the meeting and training was executive present Dr. Karen Johnson from South Carolina to conduct the training. Dr. Johnson is responsible for opening the Bahamas’ market. The training was very informative as many persons in the company just became a part of it in January. It focused on benefits of the company, compensation plan, measuring for various garments and natural benefits of health care items. Dr. Johnson told them to identify the main reasons they enrolled in the business and let those goals keep them focused. She reminded them to be people of integrity as they grow and to not allow their ethical standards to be compromised at any cost. The distributors were able to meet all of the other persons on the island who are a part of the business. Refreshments were served during the session.Earth Day Promotion at Abaco GroceriesBy Jennifer Hudson April 22 this year marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. To encourage people to protect the environment and the planet, Bernadette Hall and Abaco Groceries in Marsh Harbour ran a promotion at the store. The goal of this promotion was to raise awareness of the variety of eco-friendly products now on the market. Earth Day falls within Coastal Awareness month and this year’s motto is I care, do you? Ms. Hall is certainly doing her best to get the people of Abaco to care about their environment. “I want people to remember that there is only one earth and that Please see Central Page 15 Earth Day was on April 22, the 40th anniversary of this special day, that brings attention to the need to preserve our environment. Bernadette Hall and Abaco Groceries promoted the use of “green” products that are available at Abaco Groceries. These products are not so damaging to our environment as normal cleaning supplies. She is speaking to Levaughn Albury. The new runway at the Marsh Harbour International Airport has now been in use for several months but in the absence of a usable taxiway, pilots have had to use the new runway for taxiing. This procedure will soon come to an end as a new taxiway is presently under construction. This new taxiway is being rehabilitated from the previous runway which is no longer in use. The taxi way will measure 6,100 feet in length by 50 feet in width. The project is being undertaken by Bahamas Hot Mix, the same company responsible for the construction of the new runway last year. Harlin Johnson, Abaco’s Manager for Bahamas Hot Mix, explained the process being used with rock and sand imported from Freeport where it is mined. When all of this has been completed, Bahamas Hot Mix will place solar lights along the taxiway. The project began on April 1 and was expected to be completed by April 20th, weather permitting.Work progresses on airport taxiway

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 J M J J M J E l e c t r i c a l C o n t r a c t o r s Electrical Contractors LIGHTING SHOWCASE & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tel: 367.5145 Fax: 367.5144US: 561.283.3744 Email: abacobill30@yahoo.com D o n M a c k a y B l v d n e x t t o W o o d Y o u F u r n i t u r e Don Mackay Blvd next to Wood You Furniture we must do our best to preserve it,” she stated, then asked the question; “Have you given any thought to what you buy?” She wants to get the message across that people can make a difference in the grocery store. Ms. Hall had a table outside Abaco Groceries showing a variety of eco-friendly products available in the store so that before people entered the store she could tell them about the advantages of these products and encourage them to purchase some. She praised Ian Roberts, owner of the store, for reducing waste by selling many of his products in bulk, selling the eco-friendly cleaning products and promoting local growers by selling locally grown, organic vegetables. Since Ms. Hall herself uses all of the products, she was able to tell customers firsthand of their effectiveness and advantages. The products included Green Works All Natural Cleaner and refills, liquid dish soap, Simple Green All Purpose cleaner, dishwasher detergent and Ecos Laundry detergent. All of these products compare very favorably in price with regular brands and in most cases I noted them to be actually less expensive. Recyclable cups and other biodegradable containers were being promoted but it is unfortunate that at present Styrofoam, which is very harmful to the environment, still carries less duty than the eco friendly materials. Energy-smart light bulbs which are great energy savers are on sale. The Ministry of Tourism has been promoting Coastal Awareness month nationwide for the past six years and this is the fifth year that Abaco has participated. Ms. Hall is the volunteer coordinator for Abaco. She is passionate about preserving the environment and runs her own business that includes a business encouraging recycling to reduce the impact of solid waste on our beautiful environment. What can be recycled? • Aluminium cans, preferably crushed or squeezed. • Glass bottles (Kalik, Heineken, Guinness, Vitamalt) • Batteries (car, boat or golf cart) How? Put your bottles and crushed cans in a bag and drop them off at your local depot. Batteries may also be taken to a depot. Why? • It reduces the amount of waste in our landfill, on our streets and in our waters • Saves money and energy • Creates more jobs What not to recycle • Wine bottles, plastic bottles and no other beer brands than specified Recycling depots can be found in Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Guana Cay, Scotland Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Man-O-War Cay, Treasure Cay, Sandy Point and Cooper’s Town. There is now a new “green” acronym RAD for Responsible Appliance Disposal for the recycling of large appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and stoves. For more information on recycling or to organize pick up, call Ms. Hall at 367-0699 or Friends of the Environment at 367-2721. More Central Abaco News Central From Page 14 Haitian Flag Day will aid earthquake victims By Luzena Dumercy, Committee Chairman The second annual Haitian Flag Day Celebration will be held on May 15 at the Farmers’ Marketplace in Marsh Harbour adjacent to the Anglican Church from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight. The parade will be from 5:30 p.m. starting from the Abaco Hardware to the park. This year the Flag Day Celebration will be in aid of the earthquake victims in Haiti. According to official estimates, 222,570 people killed, 300,000 injured, 1.3 million displaced, 97,294 houses destroyed and 188,383 damaged in the Port-au-Prince area in January and in much of southern Haiti. We will be working with the Red Cross, the Rotary Club and other service organizations to make sure that the money raised from this event assists with building supplies, tents and other much needed items. We will be accepting a $2 donations from everyone that attends the event. Flag Day commemorates the history and the importance of Haiti’s struggle, glory and saga. This year it is even more important due to the earthquake. Haiti needs all of our help now. Haitians are a strong, resilient and proud people, and they showed these traits; even through disaster they can find joy. This Flag Day, we will highlight this spirit. Flag Day will be a fun-filled event with many activities. There will be Creole music, popular Haitian dishes, Caribbean food dishes, theatrical stage plays, skits, dancing, children’s fun activities, sporting events and much more in a wholesome family environment. All races and nationalities are invited. We greatly appreciate your assistance and support. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. For further information contact me at 366-2925 (W) or 1-242-5252510(Cell). Sid’s Food StoreGroceries . Toiletries . SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area . Fresh Fruits & Vegetables . Frozen Meat . Dry and Canned Goods . Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055

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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 18 Hope Town happenings As the lighthouse turns By Peggy Thompson Hope Town Village founded in 1785 is home to the candy-striped, hand-wound Elbow Cay Reef Lighthouse. This picturesque cay is a combination of local Bahamians, many of whom descended from Wyannie Malone, second homeowners and boaters. Hopping with activity, this island has a diverse amount of activities as it does population. There is never a dull moment in the village, it’s cross section of population and the five-mile island is literally hopping with activities. The poles tell all – the most sure way to discover the happenings in Hope Town is to be a pole reader – the latest activities are stapled to the telephone poles around the island and will keep you informed. The Writer’s Circle is an informal group that meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each participant brings something they have written and it is shared with the group. The writer can choose to be reviewed by fellow writers or not. Sometimes guest authors join the circle and share their skills. The group meets from November to May or June and has even printed a book, The Hope Town Reader . You can come once without any material, but then you must bring something you have written. The Hope Town Youth Soccer League just completed a six-week session and will play their final match on April 25th. Ages for players are 4 -12 years old and often a visitor will be invited to join in. Game day is exciting as parents are invited so it is a gathering for moms and dads as well. The Hope Town Sailing Club sponsors sailing series throughout the year and just finished their open invitational races and dinghy races. The Optimist sailing program began in January and will end with the Homer Lowe Regatta in Marsh Harbour on May 8 and 9. The Derek Lee Trophy race follows shortly after and at least a dozen of the youth will be competing from Hope Town and neighbouring islands. St. James Methodist Church’s.youth group holds Bible studies on Wednesday and youth group on Saturday nights at the Mission House. Some of the teens are participating in Teen Challenge and will be heading to West Virginia in July as part of a mission trip. Money is being raised by car washes, bake sales and cook-outs. Teens also offer services like babysitting, yard work or other odd jobs to help the cause and can be hired by calling 366-0400. Most of the restaurants include happy hours and Cap n’ Jacks offers fun nights

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 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 Open Tuesday Sunday 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. On Don MacKay Boulevard • Call 367-0544 Mandarin Fine Dining RestaurantChinese Cuisine Specials11 am 5 pm $11.00 $13.00 Kid’s Special 11 am 5 pm $8.00 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 (242) 393-4371 • 393-3829 394-7529 • Fax 394-0057 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 More News of the Cays like trivia and bingo (donations are raised for various local charities). Abaco Inn features a Cuban night as well as a live music on Tuesday nights. Check the poles as they often will do special family day activities. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge returns Hope Town to her British roots by holding proper high teas – please pass the scones. The Lodge has other theme nights like outdoor movies, raw and sushi bar, champagne/wine sampling and guest chefs with fixed menus. The Early Bird menu at Harbour’s Edge not only offers a break in price but items that are not found on the regular menu. Local Vibe, a talented band of Hope Town musicians plays on Thursday and Saturdays at Harbour’s Edge and should not be missed. Tuesdays at On ‘da Beach feature rotisserie chicken. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your souse on Sundays starting at 10:30. They have a variety of beach activities throughout the year including beach volleyball. Sea Spray in White Sound offers New Entry, a popular local band, on Saturday nights as well as specialty Bahamian breakfasts on the weekends like stewed and boiled fish. There are various activities from fishing tournaments to surf contests and Junkanoo. Hope Town is all about service help-Cays From Page 16 ing one another and the community. The parents and grandparents of the youngsters on the island have banned together with the Hope Town Association to improve the Jarrett Park playground. Current promotions are regular cookouts and a unique picket program. Donations are $50 per picket and the name of your choice (child’s name, boat name, your dog, etc.) is then carved into the picket for all to see. The plans for the lighthouse-shaped climbing equipment and series of decks in the famous cork tree are on display in the Hope Town Post Office. They even include instructions for tax deduction for U.S. donors. The Wyannie Malone Historic museum is seeking volunteers to work in the museum so it can stay open for visitors. Interested persons should stop by the museum or call 366-0088. The Elbow Cay Community Association is a community volunteer committee focused on ensuring all the needs of the island are met. The group was formed as a back-up for when government budgets are not enough or non-existent. So far this year they have worked on Hope Town garbage removal, paying for extra bins, maintenance of the dump and a ramp bulkhead for trucks to unload directly into bins. The attractive and practical waiting gazebo on the end of the upper public dock (post office) has been a wonderful addition to the island. The Hope Town District Council has been busier than ever. They are responsible for Elbow Cay, Lynard Cay, Pelican Cays, Tilloo, Lubber’s Quarters, Man-OWar, Scotland Cay and Great Guana Cay, and they try to keep growth balanced and healthy. On five-mile Elbow Cay it is important you don’t make a mistake as there is not room for error. The future of all these special islands is in the hands of the Council that is elected by the community whose members are paid a small stipend by the government to meet monthly. The dedicated board completes site inspections and meets as often as necessary to get the business done in a timely fashion. Applications are posted publicly. When any plan is controversial, they have to work even more hours to ensure everyone is heard. As the economy takes an upward turn, they are receiving more applications than last year for buildings, small resorts and docks. They continue to work with everyone to ensure Bahamian laws are followed. Hope Town appreciates this hard-working board. Hope Town’s massage and yoga guru, Rachel Aberle, leads yoga classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. behind St. James Methodist Church. It lasts an hour and the view is overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Beach. Just off of Elbow Cay’s Tahiti Beach is the famous Cracker P’s Restaurant and Bar. They have a new shuttle running from Marsh Harbour on Saturdays for those wanted to have lunch at Cracker P’s and do some exploring on Lubber’s Quarters – there is a wonderful nature path. Full Moon party is on the Saturday night closest to the full moon and is a great time to dance the night away. Please e-mail any happenings or announcements to abacopeg@yahoo.com so we can share the activities. I am sure there are many things I missed so e-mail me with Hope Town Happenings in the subject line to be sure you are included in each edition of The Abaconian. Please see Cays Page 19 By Timothy Roberts The Hope Town District Council held two meetings to deal with the numerous projects and issues set before them. The meeting was held in the evening on April 12 and continued on April 14. On April 12 the Council was addressed by the principals of the Elbow Cay Club development, an extensive redevelopment of the existing property. The project has met with much resistance from the community and has 1000 signatures against it. Victor Apat, one of the principals, presented the project as it was originally presented over a year ago. However, he spoke of possible changes to the plan to accommodate criticism of the project. The criticisms he listed, based on a community meeting the developers held with Elbow Cay residents on April 10, were that the marina is too big, the breakwater extends out too far and the building density is too great. He pointed to the resizing and repositioning of the marina and breakwater to be less obtrusive in the waterway. He would add a small boat basin on the north side of the property. The basin would reduce the density of the project. Mr. Apat said that the project would be a community asset and would be fully developed over a 15 to 20 year time span. The intent, he said, is to take the Elbow Cay Club back to the way it was. A letter representing the view of many Hope Town Council Meeting April 12

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 A group of protesters were on hand when a ferry brought Councillors to a meeting of the Hope Town District Council. They are protesting a proposed development of the Elbow Cay Club property. They feel that the marina extends too far out into lane of traffic and the building density is too high. The Council unanimously rejected the plan as it was presented. More News of the Cays Cays From Page 18 residents and second homeowners and visitors was read by Clay Wilhoyte which addressed many of the same issues that Mr. Apat said they were willing to reconsider. The public was dismissed and the committee deliberated and reached a unanimous resolution. The Council opposed this development and rejected the plan as presented. The Council, however, made it known to the developer that the proposed changes, when put into writing, would be considered favorably. The meeting was recessed and resumed on April 14. HT Council Meeting April 14Robert Malone attended the meeting on April 14 to clear up matters relating to letters of opposition regarding his proposed New Wave Radio Station. The main complaints concerned the tower as an “ugly blight” on the island, that it would diminish property values and present safety concerns. The project was unanimously rejected with the main factor being the height of the proposed tower. Clay Wilhoyte spoke to the Council concerning the dumpsite and the problems of maintenance and burning. He proposed that he and his son run the waste management for Hope Town. He would like the Council’s approval and a long term contract before investing in the equipment and resources. The equipment needed would include a truck with a compacter to reduce the bulk, a trailer to collect garbage from boats in the harbour, a commercial chipper and a backhoe for transfer station maintenance. In his proposal he stated that the main goal is to stop the burning of garbage on Elbow Cay. He would like to return the dump to being a transfer station and have someone “man” the dump to control and sort where waste is deposited. Addressing the financial aspect, he said that rates need to be charged for use of the dump/transfer station using a voucher system instead of cash. Rental homes would have to be considered a business and pay accordingly. A public meeting would be needed to outline rules and regulations and educate people on how to reduce the bulk of the garbage and how everything would be enforced. There was general support of the idea by the Council. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting expressed a desire to work with Mr. Wilhoyte toward the resolution of the dump problems but said they need to iron out the details concerning the prices and regulations and ensure central government’s support before Mr. Wilhoyte goes forward with plans. It was noted that effective that week the Council will enforce the law requiring construction sites to have a 30-foot bin for construction debris. Building permits will be contingent upon the acquisition of the dumpster.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfront Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16 ICE RENTAL BIKES By John Hedden Last weekend the Abaco Expo proved to be excellent. In terms of displays and turnout, the presentations revolved more around artisan and artistic displays than anything else. Food courts were also predominant as were the institutional booths of organisations such as Bahamas national Trust and Friends of the Environment. In a sense this proves the economics of value added. The livestock display was ever popular, and the few agricultural booths were well set up and manned. In the agricultural arena those deserving special mention include Mike Lightbourne with vertical hydroponics, Leanne Key Kaighin and Charles Carey both with small ruminants and poultry, Stephen Knowles with his donkey and Sugarland Nursery with semi-native plant displays. The Ministry of Agriculture imported a large contingent of sheep, pigs and goats as well as the manpower to manage them and educate the public. Unfortunately, the livestock were for the main part unmonitored, animals lacking water and suffering the abuse of not so young children with sticks and missiles. The public was unable to get answers to their many questions concerning breeds and grow out. If it was not for the public interaction of the above mentioned private operations, the livestock displays would have been sorely lacking. Big Bird’s poultry display was an example of total apathy, as two cages of broilers and young chicks were unceremoniously dumped, exposed to full sun with no food and no manpower or signage. If not for the intervention of Charles Carey, they would have succumbed to heatstroke within a few hours. However, both local Ministry of Agriculture and the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation’s input were instrumental in the success of the Expo, and a special accolade goes to the Marsh Harbour Town Committee and its chairman for their efforts. As most are probably aware by now, I have always had a special interest in farming and the arena of primary production, which includes fisheries, marine ecology, terrestrial forests, agronomy and horticulture. This show has raised several questions in my mind that need to be addressed. 1) Why was farm production so poorly represented? 2) Is agriculture and farming viable as an economic entity? 3) What is food security? 4) What is the meaning of sustainability? 5) Should the public service be a partner in farming enterprise? Poor representation by growers could be more than likely due to three main factors. First, the main vegetable production season had already finished, farmers therefore had little to display. Second, the charge of $150 per booth would negate any farm sales. Third, the general state of agricultural enterprise in the country was reflected in the lack of farm displays. This then leads, along with the previous observations, to demonstrate that merely putting on a show does not guarantee a healthy industry. In fact, the industry should be working towards its own display of talent and product, government just providing the venue. In other words farming in The Bahamas is in poor shape and needs urgent resuscitation. One hundred fifty dollar medical fees will not do the trick. The future viability of agriculture for us is highly debatable and the media have their own opinions. Dave Ralph of The Abaconian feels that we need to initiate an agricultural tourism sector where visitors will actually pay to make input into grow out operations. Larry Smith, an independent journalist, questions whether The Bahamas is capable, considering all the external inputs required for grow out operations. Others with their feet more firmly planted in the dirt question the costs of inputs, especially labour and labour saving devices such as equipment and fuel. Yet others question the viability of our soils, seasons and infrastructure for efficient food production. Still others question the actual size of the local markets and the perceived preference for imported product over Bahamian grown. Finally, some even question the influence of government and the resulting dependence on the public service, the lack of legal access to land for production and the time delays inherent with permissions and licences. The fact of the matter is that all are right, and the challenge to find an answer needs thorough examination and analysis by a diverse and independent group. Food security is a term that is constantly bandied about by politicians especially and public servants reiterantly, but its exact definition is difficult to establish. Its meaning is almost as vague as that of Organically Certified. It depends who does the defining. As a result we are left with that rather empty feeling in our stomachs when we are fed on ideas of food production and little else. The Chinese are not our answer to food security by a long shot, unless we are prepared to learn Cantonese. Sustainability in food production is equally as vague and in its purest sense means the ability to produce without any imported agricultural inputs at all. We all know however that this is not in fact possible. This has been previously attempted over many generations of plantations and slash and burn agriculture. This latter has come the closest with its task definition, and the use of locally available know-how and physical inputs from labour to dung and seaweed fertility. Production achieved a basic subsistence level with little or none to distant markets. Finally of course, comes the questioning of government and hence political partnership in food production. Believe me, this does exist today, and in all likelihood tomorrow also. It will continue until the farming community has been unable to survive the repeated attempts at talking to revive a moribund industry, unless issued a death certificate by the government. This is still an essential issue especially on islands where cultivating tourists has not become more life sustaining than slash and burn and the food packet on the mail. The manner of the control of lands and lack of Bahamian access, the control of inputs and infrastructure, lack of knowledge based extension and educational services have all given rise to political interference in the industry. The lack of a definitive agricultural policy has allowed political influence, no matter which regime may hold the power of the moment. Each government has its own different ideas and so also introduces a sense of chaos and confusion to the planning, decision making and implementation of the industry. Government needs to get out of marketing, supplies and the physical aspects and devote itself to logistics, sensible regulations, streamlining permissions and removing barriers. Leave the farming to us; you don’t know how. One of the senior livestock officers at the Expo told me that the reason he was constantly absent was because he couldn’t take the heat and the sun. That’s fine with me; stay in your office and assist with the licencing and paperwork. I am used to the heat, and I also have a big hat.Driftwood . . . The Shipwreck and Agriculture

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 By Jennifer Hudson On April 17 Auskell medical staff, visiting doctors, local government officials and well-wishers gathered in front of the new Auskell Surgical Center on Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour to celebrate another milestone of the Auskell Medical Center. The cutting of the ribbon to officially open the Surgical Center was performed by Dr. Francis Biney, Executive Director, and Mrs. Barbara Bain, Office Manager. This new, well appointed Surgical Center will set new standards in surgeries for Abaco. It is designed to be a minimally invasive surgical centre where procedures will be performed with great precision and less recovery time to ensure the best surgical outcomes. The patient will be supported and given peace of mind throughout the process. Many specialty services will be offered such as orthopaedics, trauma, oncology, podiatry, cosmetic and plastic surgery, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology and deliveries to name but a few. The Surgical Center, which is located in the building just to the northwest of the Auskell Medical Center, is outfitted with an operating room, scrub room and two recovery rooms, one for patients who are able to sit and the other for patients needing to lie down, plus bathrooms and fully computerized office. It will be used purely for surgery and emergency services. Mrs. Angie Collie, Founder and Medical Director, vowed that Auskell will continue to give only the best the medical field has to offer and that the new Surgical Center will be a blessing to the people of The Bahamas. Mrs. Collie described how on Saturdays when all of the rooms are full in the Auskell Clinic with visiting specialists, and there is standing room only, if an emergency comes, one of the doctors has to vacate that room in order for the emergency to be dealt with. Now instead, emergency patients will be taken straight to the Surgical Center where they can be treated in a specially assigned setting and with complete privacy. “Medical facilities such as Auskell play a vital role,” stated Ms. Collie. “This is the first step in the massive plan of Auskell to advance medical care and facilities in The Bahamas.” Ms. Collie noted how busy the Auskell Clinic is now,necessitating longer opening hours so that hours have now been extended to 8 p.m. More emergency flights have been taking place and since December 18 of last year, the clinic has dealt with an emergency every night. This year Auskell began an on-call service and has teamed up with the Emergency Medical Service to fly patients to Nassau when necessary. “These are exciting times for Auskell and the community of Abaco,” stated Mrs. Collie. “Except for New Providence and Grand Bahama there is no other facility like it in The Bahamas and when complete, there will be no other like it in The Bahamas.” She mentioned that soon people will be able to receive health care in their home from a medical practitioner or nurse. There will also be a Medical Concierge service which will make use of all technologies including airlift. Mrs. Collie became quite emotional when she spoke of all the people who support her. “I am not here by myself,” she stated; “People pray for me all the time.” She thanked her staff who stick by her even through the rough days, telling them that one day they will be rewarded. She thanked Dr. Biney, who has been at Auskell for six years and has been her mentor, giving her words of wisdom and keeping her calm during times of stress. Dr. George Charite, who welcomed everyone to this auspicious occasion, is now Medical Director of Auskell. He came originally as a Primary Care Physician from Freeport for two days a week. But once here he heard the stories and saw the need on Abaco so decided to come here full time. He now goes back to Grand Bahama just two days a week; the rest of his time is spent at Auskell. Dr. Charite speaks and writes three languages. He told how Ms. Collie, seven years ago, was touched by the lack of medical care here and dreamed of bringing specialty care to Abaco. He praised her the work and foresight saying, “Her dream gets bigger and bigger, she has inspired many, but it has not been an easy path.” In his remarks Administrator Cephas Cooper offered his congratulations to the administration and staff of Auskell on this great achievement and wished them every success in their future endeavours. He stated, “Government cannot adequately satisfy the growing demands of Abaco’s fast growing community and its increased demands and challenges on public institutions. The opening of the new Auskell surgicentre is a landmark effort to improve access and care for patients of Abaco and represents the first step of the revolution of medical services on Abaco.” Some of the benefits he noted are: • Patients will no longer need to go to Nassau or Freeport for minor surgical procedures • Pressure will be taken off the Princess Margaret and Rand Memorial Hospitals • Patients will reap considerable savings on airfares and hotel rooms • People will experience greater comfort because they can stay in their own homes which is vital to healing • Medical procedures can be done in a timely manner and treatment administered in the early stages of illness Before inviting everyone to take a tour of the new surgicentre, Mrs. Collie answered a question she said that many people have been asking. “Stocks in the new Auskell Medical Center for which plans have been passed and which will be coming shortly will soon be available for purchase.” This new Medical Center will include digital X-ray services, mammogram, MRI, telemedicine with Clevelend Clinic, laboratory and ambulance services. Facilities will include seven patient rooms and surgical suite (20 beds), ophthalmology room, dialysis unit, medspa and helipad for helicopter.Surgery center will provide additional medical services ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 56-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling Call 561-689-1010 • nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo, owner manager

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 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 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Ward’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth SAnds 9 hse 365-5140Hope 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 6 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 367-3980 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 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 ef Þ c 367-0148 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bone Þ sh Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bone Þ shing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Mark’s Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services 365-8752Wood 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.go-abacos.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Letters From Page 9 plead to the powers that be to remove this present principal and send us one who will do right by our children. A concerned parentAgainst Chinese farming proposalDear Editor, I get the feeling the same Environmental Assessment Officer who thought it necessary to put the 150-foot-wide BEC road though one of the most valuable pieces of woodland and history rich areas in Abaco is the same one who is working for the Chinese farm. Most Bahamians are like me; they have no idea what a 10,000 acre tract of farm land will look like. It is a far cry from what my Grandad’s did on Matt Lowes Cay growing watermelons. I was somewhat educated on the subject while on a fishing buddy’s farm in Florida. Here is what I learned. Looking at the massive pumps pushing water out of his farm into a dike, I asked where is all that water going. So he gave this island boy a crash course in large scale farm water management. “When it rains, one inch of water equals 27154.2876 gallons of water. So after the ground has reached its optimum water content, the rest is removed. Where does it go? It is pumped out of the farm into dikes or drains that flow through a complex system all the way to the sea. Is that bad? Yes, all those chemicals and pesticides are what has killed the reef out from there, and that is why I come to Abaco with you to catch a fish. “Don’t let Al Gore fool you into thinking Global Warming killed the Florida reef. North Abaco is on that same temperature latitude as those same dead reefs. Water runoff killed those reefs. “So where will that 10, 000 acres times 27,154.2876 gallons equals 271,542,876 gallons of pesticiderich water from every summer squall go. I know we don’t have either the same soil as Florida or the water management system as Florida. But look where the water runoff has gone in the past. When the sugar cane company was in full swing, they were big, too, and their water drained into that useless swamp we call the Marls. We still call the place where the water ran into the marls “The Drain.” Google it up; it’s visible from space still. 26o 24’40.69 N 26o21’17.70 N 77o09’13.39 W for the BAIC farm and 77o06’45.92 W for the Chinese. We have no idea what hundreds of millions of gallons of pesticide-rich water will do to our water table or ecosystem, and Abaco people don’t need to find out. To give you an idea what one common pesticide called Malathion can do. On idiot used one spoon full of it to kill four dogs. It will work the same for you, the fish, lobster, ducks and everything else that drinks it. The democratic government needs to ask Abaco people what is best for Abaco, not the Chinese. I do realize most of us cannot see past Friday night, but even a blind man can see what this will turn into. What do you think? Also I need to check and be sure the BEC road is 150 feet like it looks. Amos WeatherfordMore Letters to the Editor trophy as well as a trophy for being the Top Release Team. Second place honors Fort Lauderdale-based Double Dog, a 66 Hines Farley. Jichi, a C&L 58 from Coral Gables, Florida, finished in third place with 1,256 points. Team Jichi caught and released a blue marlin and boated another blue on day one that weighed 656 pounds. For the BBC’s first tournament of the 2010 season, 41 billfish were caught – eight blue marlin including a 10-foot, 656 BBC From Page 1 29 Compete in the Central Abaco Championshippounder caught by Jichi 25 white marlin and eight sailfish. As with all BBC tournaments, all catches are validated using time and date stamped digital images. Affidavits signed by all participants fishing on each team further confirms that the fish was released in accordance with IGFA and Bahamas Billfish Championship rules. Gulfstream International Airlines and Hatteras Yachts were the sponsors of the Central Abaco Championship. Now celebrating its 37th season, the BBC is the oldest billfish tournament series in the world. Anglers can fish any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champions. In an effort to give back to the Bahamian people, the Bahamas Billfish Championship endowed two scholarships that enable Bahamian students the opportunity to pursue a degree in marine biology or advanced education in marine technologies. This billfish made the mistake of grabbing a lure. Fortunately, the Bahamas Billfish Championship requires the release of all but the very largest of the fish caught. Recycle Aluminum CansBin located next to Every Child Counts

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 Orchid Bay Cart rentals ......................354-5175 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 Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749 Alison Car Rent .................................365-8193 Cash’s Carts.......................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals .....................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ...........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ...............................365-8465 Triple J Car Rentals ...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ..366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....366-4175 Links Adderly ......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Justin Sands ......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury .......365-6059Bone Þ sh GuidesCrossing Rocks Tony Russell .......366-3259 Cherokee Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ...........366-3058 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh ..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Rick Sawyer .............365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ..........365-4040Visitors’ GuideRestaurants • Services • Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158 Blue Marlin .........................$ .............367-2002 Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444 Gino’s .................................$ .............367-7272 Golden Grouper ..............$ .............367-2301 Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444 Jamie’s Place .....................$ .............367-2880 Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... ...367-2615 Mandarin Chinese ..............................367-0544 Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366 Pinacle ..............................$ ............................ Pop’s Place ........................$ .....+ .....367-3796 Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460 Snack Shack .....................$ .....+ .....367-4005 Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278 Signatire Sandwiches ....................................... Wallys ............................$$$ .............367-2074 Hope Town Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge ............... $$ .............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+ .....366-0423 OnDa Beach ......................................366-0558 Sea Spray ......................$$ .....‡ .....366-0065 Sugar Shack ......................$ .....+ .....366-0788 Little Harbour Pete’s Pub ..........................................366-3503 Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s.........................................366-3139 Man-O-War Drop’n Dine ...........................365-6008 Hibiscus Cafe .............................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar .....................365-6501 Guana Cay Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133 Nippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143 Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe .................$ Coconuts .............................. Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight ...............$ ............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469 Traveller’s Rest ..................................365-8654 Touch of Class .............$$$ .............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 Miss Emily’s Restaurant .....................365-4181 New Plymouth Inn ..............................365-4161 Pineapples .........................................365-4226 Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066 Sundowners .......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Sandy Point Nancy’s ................................ Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119 Rickmon Bone Þ sh Lodge ...................366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 • 911 B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh 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 .................365-2172Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone 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 Mangoes Marina ........29................367-2366 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 ..................60.......F ......366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ...75.......F ......365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay .................64 ......F ......365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616 Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Harbour 367-2936 Above & Below • Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749 Brendals Dive • Green Turtle Cay 365-4411 C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0024 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 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415 Locair Fort Lauderdale .............................1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport ...............................................367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau ........................................367-0996 Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air ..............................................................367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two • Marsh Harbour Airport to : (effective Dec 08)Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, .........................................$10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry ........... $15 Spring City ....... $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch .........$15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ........................................$20 Snake Cay ......................................................................$35 Casuarina Point ...............................................................$60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour............................$80 Bahama Palm Shore .......................................................$90 Crossing Rocks .............................................................$105 Sandy Point ..................................................................$150 Leisure Lee .....................................................................$50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry ...............................$80 Treasure Cay Resort .......................................................$85 Fox Town ......................................................................$185 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel ................................$ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................$10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. • Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock ............................................$10 Madeira Park ...................................................................$20 Sand Banks ....................................................................$25 Treasure Cay Resort .......................................................$30 Leisure Lee .....................................................................$45 Black Wood ....................................................................$20 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ............................................$40 Cedar Harbour ................................................................$60 Wood Cay .......................................................................$70 Mount Hope .................................................................... $80 Fox Town ........................................................................$85 Crown Haven ..................................................................$90 Marsh Harbour airport ....................................................$80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport ............................$80 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour ...........................X$65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ........X$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bone Þ sh Marles ................................X$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ......................................X$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey ..............................................X$16 + $5 Attractions 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 • Elbow Cay • Man-O-War Cay • Casuarina Point • Bahama Palm Shore • Sandy Point & more Items of interest • Man-O-War boat yards • Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill • Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide • Hole-inWall lighthouse last mile very rough road • Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 • Bird watching ask tourism 367-3067To Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay • Its an adventure Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 10 All phones use area code 242 unless noted Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 • Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor’s special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 5 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 Fare • Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861) Green Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16 • Ten minute 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, Group tours * Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutesFerry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted Tourism’s People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourism’s Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com Charter Boats Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245 Down Deep 366-3143 Local Boy 366-0528 Back Breaker 365-5140

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 9 MAY 1st, 2010By Timothy Roberts Bombardier Commercial Aircraft showcased its Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner on Abaco, Nassau and Freeport on April 15 giving government, Bahamasair representatives and other stakeholders a demonstration tour of the fuel-efficient, lower-emission aircraft which was manufactured in Toronto, Ontario, and configured with 76 seats. “The Bahamas demonstration tour provides an opportunity to showcase one of the world’s most technologically-adBone Þ sh tournament raised funds for cystic Þ brosis By Timothy Roberts Friends of the Environment hosted an Earth Day Science Fair at New Vision Ministries on April 23 with 16 schools from across Abaco and special guest Miss Earth Bahamas, Krystle Brown, attending. The science fair featured many beautiful and well put together projects by students from various schools and focused on conservation of crawfish under the theme Conserving Abaco’s lobster populations now and for the future. The projects were judged on originality, content, presentation, interview and overall appearance throughout the morning. They were grouped into categories by grade level, which were lower primary, upper primary, lower secondary and upper secondary. In both the lower and upper primary groups, Hope Town Primary School’s projects Does Size Matter and Dive with PRIDE won both first prizes. Forest Heights Academy took home the prize for lower secondary and Cyber Learning Center won in the upper secondary group for their project Crawfish Conservation Trap. The schools winning first place each were Science fair emphasized conserving craw Þ sh16 schools competed with displays and projectsStudents of Agape Christian School were delighted to pose with Miss Earth Bahamas, Krystle Brown, who attended the Earth Day Science Fair held on April 23 at New Vision Ministries. Several hundred students from schools throughout Abaco participated. St udents competed in four categories with displays, projects, games and demonstrations. The judges had each group explain its proj ect and the winners were chosen partially for the knowledge of the theme. The overall theme was the conservation of crawfish. The s cience fair is an annual event to commemorate Earth Day. Bombardier demonstrates aircraft for BahamasairFive government ministers were treated to an introductory flight on a Bombardier turboprop airliner under consideration by Bahamasair. The flight brought them to Abaco on April 15. Shown arriving on the plane are T. Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs; O.A.T. (Tommy) Turnquest, Minister of National Security; Neko C. Grant, Minister of Public Works & Transport; Dr. Earl D. Deveaux, Minister of the Environment; and Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation. Please see Science Fair Page 2 vanced turboprops,” said Kevin Smith, Vice President with Bombardier. “The Q400 NextGen aircraft’s operational flexibility, low-cost operation, reduced environmental impact and passenger comfort are ideally suited to the needs of the people of The Bahamas and the neighboring region.” Minister of Public Works and Transport, the Hon. Neko Grant, said, “One Please see Airplane Page 9 By Jennifer Hudson Three Abaconians were among the 19 party members honoured by the Free National Movement at a gala banquet entitled Celebrating the Trust on April 10 in Nassau. The banquet, under the patronage of the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham and Mrs. Dolores Ingraham, was held to honour Meritorious Council Members of the These are some of the bonefishermen and their guides who participated in the Baker’s Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach Resort. It is one of the fishing tournments in the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series that raises money for research on cystic fibrosis. A total of 24 anglers and 12 guides fished on the weekend of April 9 and 10. The anglers fished with different guides each day, fishing from North Abaco to Sandy Point. See story on page 19. Free National Movement. These persons were selected by a committee which was established in 1994 to award deserving members of the party “who have sacrificed and helped preserve democracy and whose names will always be renowned in the annals of The Free National MovePlease see FNM Page 4 FNM Special Awards include three Abaconians

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 given a laptop computer while the second place winners were each given a digital projector. Miss Earth Bahamas had an interactive and engaging talk with the students, encouraging them to preserve our crawfish and not to eat undersized crawfish nor eat Science Fair From Page 1 them out of season. The director of the Size Matters campaign, d’Shan Maycock with Friends, said that when they started the research for the campaign one year ago, the number one issue that came up was the overfishing of undersized crawfish. From that starting point they created a program to help fix the problem to protect the crawfish for future generations. Dr. Woody Bracey, well known bird expert, kept the attention of his audience of primary school students as he explained the Power Point presentation that he showed. The students are from Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Dr. Bracey is a second homeowner living in Treasure Cay. Earth Day was celebrated with Science Fair The judges of the displays are shown making notations that will add up to naming the winners of the competitions. Four categories gave students in all grades an opportunity to work on projects and displays. They had to explain their entries and were judged partly on their knowledge of the subject. Suggestions for conserving our natural resources. • Pick up litter when you see it. • Shop at local farmer’s market and buy organic food. • Take shorter, cooler showers and use less shampoo. • Install a water saving shower head. • Ask your local electricity company about its plans to offer a green energy programme using solar or wind power. • Use environmentally friendly cleaning projects. • Use a reusable water bottle and use a mug for coffee or tea. • Organize a clean–up in your neighbourhood. • Use recycled paper. • Plant a tree. • Clean a beach. • Use a reusable shopping bag for groceries. • Turn off lights when you leave a room. • Pay bills online instead of receiving bills in the mail. • Recycle aluminum cans.You Can Make a Difference!Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop • Call 367-3744 for info

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 “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 Teachers and students from Agape Christian School pose with the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, during a courtesy call in Nassau on April 19. Their trip included visits to several other interesting and educational locations. Abaco students visit Nassau School News Abaco student wins top Family Island awardBy Canishka Alexander Last month Joy Archer of St. Francis de Sales School was honoured at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Honours Day program. “I was truly blessed because at the awards ceremony, I found out that I was the top Family Island student, and I also won for the best essay in The Bahamas,” she exclaimed. “God blessed me in that respect because from the two wins, I was able to collect $2,500 in total.” Joy was joined by 51 other females from around the country. As a part of the program, Joy said they were featured on Bahamas at Sunrise, ZNS and one of the local radio stations in Nassau. One of the highlights for her was meeting the Hon. Charles T. Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, who spoke to them about future goals and gave them sound advice to steer them in the right direction. The rest of her stay in Nassau included tours of the islands and a visit to the College of The Bahamas. She said Abaco was well represented at the competition. While visiting COB, the students were given a general knowledge test that was sectioned into Social Studies, English and Mathematics questions. Afterwards, they sat an essay test, which closely resembled that of the BGCSE English examination, she said. The test determined the top overall student, the top Family Island student and the top essay competition winner. Among the prizes given to the honourees were commemorative clocks, T-shirts, jewelry and cash prizes. She was privileged to meet with a number of girls who had done amazing things and who have made positive changes in their schools and communities.Forest Heights students get a taste of the real worldFrom February 8th through the 19th, 31 Forest Heights Academy 11th grade students “took a short intermission into the real world of work.” After choosing jobs they felt would be of interest to them, they wrote letters of applications and sent their resumes. All were accepted. So with “butterflies” and uncertainty, they arrived understanding the true meaning of Monday morning. All chose interesting jobs including medical assistants, boat mechanics, office personnel, bank tellers, computer technicians, photography, law and even an apprentice pilot. While on the job they kept journals and answered questionnaires to help them in writing their reports for office practice. Their journals reflected their varied reactions. Many enjoyed “observing the proceedings of the job,” and it was clear that the experience along with the camaraderie of the workplace was their paycheck. However, most came away with a renewed sense of what they want to do in the future. One student defined the experience well when she said, “For the first time, I truly understand that when you choose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life.” Forest Heights has been involved in this program for nearly 20 years and wishes to thank all of the businesses that have helped to make it so successful. It is truly an important investment into our children’s futures.Emmaniqua Sawyer wins Girls Reading Challenge On April 22nd the awards ceremony for the Girls Reading Challenge was held at Central Abaco Primary School. The theme for this Challenge was Heroes and Heroines Teach Courage. Coordinator of the Challenge Samantha Evans was pleased that the students did a fantastic job showJoy Archer Please see School Page 6

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Prestigious Canal Front Development offering Carriage House units in blocks of four plus individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat slips as well as golf cart or car garages. Prices start at $680,000 + 14% 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS WITH DOCKS! “PINEAPPLE 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 a great location in Treasure Cay! 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 individual luxury units Starting at $595,000 + 12% 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 6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT “Palm Bay” Unit #3 4 bed/ 3½ bath fully fur nished Town House with garage and boat slip with 20’ beam. Located at Palm Bay Development 2,000 +/sq. ft. $655,125 EXC + 7.5% “Palm Bay” Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse unit fully furnished. Lower/entry level 2 bed/ 1 bath with garage. Upper level master bed with ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai. Unit has own dock, extras GEO tracker & golf cart, 25’ Carolina skiff, 250 HP Evinrude engine $1,350,000 + 7.5% Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128’ water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment Price $474,000 EXC “ 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 STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT , 21’ 6” deep, 11’ 8” wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of $29,750.00 EXC MARINA VIEW VILLA Recently completed delightful villa with great marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2 bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq. ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC TREASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. Good rental investment EXC. $334,825 + 7.5% MARINER’S COVE Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated pool, office, laundry Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished including garage plus vehicle. Good rental potential. EXC $300,000 FGS 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 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. 12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never rented. EXC $655,950 FGS TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing 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 $742,000 + 14% ATLANTIS Canal front condo with on-site pool. “Dolphin House” comfortable, well designed, fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths with alrge kitchen/ living/ dining facing the deep water canal. $895,000 + 7.5% OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Just Listed by Original Owner 2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur nished. Many special features EXC $368,875 + 7.5% Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS GALLEON BAY ESTATES “Fish Tales” unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath home on 2 full lots, 180’ waterfront with 118’ serviced dock, deep water, great for larger boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5% 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 $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing 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 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY 6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180’ on water front and 165’ roadside, 1500’ road to water. Prime property that can be subdivid ed, commercial and housing/condos or subdivided into lots, commercial and residen tial $833,375 FGS, EXC Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com Phone: (242) 365-8538 • Phone/ Fax: (242) 365-8587 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 Marcellus Roberts Broker Everett Pinder Sales Associate UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 casing all of the heroes and heroines in their lives. Some of the heroes the students spoke about included Mary, Ruth, and Sarah from the Bible, the teachers and their parents. After the program Ms. Evans gave an overview of the girls’ performance in this year’s challenge. She told the students that this proved to be the most challenging theme for the girls as they had difficulty connecting the theme to the chapter books they read. The students wrote well for the most part, but they did not comprehend the theme well. The highest number of book reports successfully written this year was 38 and this was achieved by Emmaniqua Sawyer of grade 6. Approximately 70 girls received School From Page 4 More School News awards. The top students received a gift bag which included chapter books, gifts, school supplies and a certificate. The top performers this year are Naomi Oradin, Lens Saintolian, Emmanique Bootle, Daphnie Blanc, Samantha Orelien, Sancha Francois, Lakeisha Toussaint, Briantae Kelly and Kiara Moxey. The top three students received special decorative gift bags filled with lots and lots of chapter books, school supplies, fun and educational games, toys, personal items such as cologne, scented lotions and the like. The winner, Emmaniqua Sawyer also received a hair coupon to get her hair styled, a plan book, word find speller book, dictionary, puzzles and a laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas. The winning teacher, Trevor Peart, was also awarded a prize from the committee. The students who read one to four books received certificates and those who read five to10 books got books and a certificate. Students in this competition were in grades 4 through 6. Each year much improvements are seen in the reading skills of the students. When the new school year begins in September 2010, students will continue to read chapter books for this competition but in order to win the coveted laptop, they will have to read and successfully write 50 book reports.Man-O-War student wins Grade 2 Spelling Bee By Samantha V. Evans On April 23 at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall 28 students took part in the grade two Spelling Bee. The competition was fierce as these students proved themselves to be very sharp spellers. Brittany Weatherford of Man-O-War Primary School emerged the winner, spelling the word “straightforward,” a very grown-up word for a second grader. In second place was Corinna Demario of Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and third place went to Conner Lowe, also of Amy Roberts. At the end of the competition education superintendent Dr. Lenora Black noticed that the students used their consonant and vowel sounds very well along with all of The top students in the Girls Reading Challenge at Central Abaco Primary School all received certificates, books and other goodies. The top three winners are shown in the front row with gift bags. The winner received a laptop computer donated by Sky Bahamas. These are the competitors of the Second Grade Spelling Bee. The winner was Brittany Weatherford of the Man-O-War Primary School, third from left in the front row. The second and third place winners, Corinna Demario and Conner Lowe, center front row, were both from Amy Roberts Primary School. Please see School Page 7

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ph: 242-367-3231 • Fax: 242-367-3233 • Cell: 242-577-0553 • US: 954-586-7603 • Sea Star Building • Marsh Harbour Capt. Perry Thomas Realtor, Of Þ ce ManagerOsbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experiencePerry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553 Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 • Janet Harding Cell 577-0284 Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done Rent your apartment or Þ nd an apartment to rent. We can help. Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 210’ water frontage, 80’ dock, 6’ low water, 9,000 lb. boat lift. Cypress ceiling and interior walls, laundry room, single car garage, carport, 15 KW back-up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to go with all the necessary equipment needed to operate this lovely building, has sea views, is on 100’x120’ lot. REDUCED $424,000. Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath and one 1 bedroom 1bath, beautifully landscape and furnished. Lot size 17,250 sq. ft. Reduced Price $315,000 gross Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt located in Central PInes. Reduced to $241,875 grossNew Listing Duplex in Marsh Harbour #1028 two 2 bedroom one bath on huge lot over 18,000 sq ft, covered front entrances and covered back porches, Central a/c on both sides, fully furnished, fenced-in back yard, whole property landscaped. Reduced Price $395,000 Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth fully furnished. New price $268,800 gross Murphy Town #002 three bedroom two bathroom home $172,250 Murphy Town Triplex #012 three one bedroom one bathroom apts $160,000 Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance gate with brick pavers at two entrances, landscaped with sprinkler system, fresh water from drilled well and two small pump & storage houses with electric power. This lot ready for a beautiful home to be built. $139,200 grossVisit our other Þ ne properties at: www.adlerrealtyltd.comDundas Town House and Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath apartments and a two bed one bth home both for $315,000 gross Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90x131 ready to move in $190,400 grossNew Listing Duplex Central Pines #796 two 2 br, 2 bth apts, beautifully landscaped. New building $293,800 gross New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town #798 3 br, 2 bth, laundry rm, tv rm, living & dinning rm, single carport and covered front porch. $299,450 grossNew Listing Duplex Central Pines #914 two 2 br,1br brand new never lived in $254,250.00 gros Murphy Town #0387 , a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an attached 1 bed 1 bath apt, with central a/c and a huge fenced-in yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in depth. $258,272 grossThree Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath all with beautiful ocean view from upstairs balcony. Property 13,690 sq. ft. $320,000Murphy Town Apartment #004 two 2 bedroom one bathroom apts. $160,500 Murphy Town Triplex #009 three two bedroom one bathroom apts. $295,000 New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour #800 two 2 br, 1 bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom, 1 bath house in Dundas Town $260,000 Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access and shared do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft. Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island. Further reduced from $278,400 to $175,000 grossFor 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. For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11, 44, 112. These lots are priced individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 grossTwo lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 eachBest prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near Winding Bay and the Abaco Club Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour . 4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each 4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, 1 at $48,730Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth house. Price $28,500 gross Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434 gross Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that is 80% finished. $34,200 gross Hillside lot with waterviews in Dundas Town #502 $18,600 gross Triplex #504 , one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor, property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047 sq ft. $43,320 gross Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots $406,000 gross Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250 Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800, $25,080, $26,220, $28,800 New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft Price $42,845 gross One Lot in Central Pines 11,200 sq ft Price $30,800 gross One corner lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220 New Listing Lot in Great Cistern on main road 11,237 sq ft, perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on road and 136.53 depth $75,000 gross Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20 acres of waterfront and beachfront land with high elevation $1,650,000 gross New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth unit in Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking Price $88,800 gross New Listing Duplex in Cooper’s Town #1076 on main street, 2br 1bth. Asking price $168,000 gross.Tina Wells Sales Agent Janet Harding Realtor® UNDER CONTRACT Annstacia Storr Sales Agent, 458-2949 More School News School From Page 6 the other rules of spelling they have been taught. It is during competitions like these that let teachers know what skills the students have learned and grasped. She added that students will be sitting GLAT, GLCT, Iowa Math and Rigby Reading exams very soon to further test their competency levels. Dr. Black is sure that when scores are compared nationally, Abaco students will be among the best in the Bahamas. The top three students received a trophy along with the winning school. All other participants were presented with a certificate.Basketball League 2010By Mirella Santillo Started in January with games and jamborees all through February and March, the school Basketball League’s season, involving seven schools, culminated the end of March in a weekend of games. In first place was S.C. Bootle High School. Elimination games for second, third and fourth place winners in the boys under 17 age group were held after school on the Friday while championship qualifications games were played on Saturday afternoon. The three final championship games for Please see School Page 8

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 first and second place in the Senior Girls category, the under 17 boys and the senior boys followed. It was not until late evening that the championship competition ended with very competitive games between the Agape Christian School’s Eagles and the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins in the girls league, the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins and the St Francis de Sales Tornadoes in the Junior boys category and the S.C. Bootle Dynamic Dolphins and the Abaco Central High School Marlins in the senior category. In the senior girls game the Agape Christian Eagles took the lead for a win. It should be noted that S.C. Bootle High School has produced great performances School From Page 7 More School News this year in basketball (that school’s teams were in all the final games), in the interschools sports competition and in the National Track & Field events. All the season’s games were played at the Agape Christian School Gymnasium and were well attended by school mates and parents.Baker’s Bay organizes workshop for studentsBy Canishka Alexander As part of a community effort, Athena Russell, Human Resource Coordinator for Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club, organized a work-readiness workshop for high school students. Ms. Russell has found that young people who are looking for jobs are not well dressed or well groomed and lack valuable information that is required for the job they are seeking. “So we decided to go through a series of information that would focus on the job interview, how it begins from the first telephone call, making sure everyone knows you are expecting a phone call from a particular person so the phone is answered with proper etiquette,” Russell explained. “On the job interviews – making sure you’re fully dressed and groomed. We’re looking for conservative dressing, smart dressing because your first impression is a lasting impression.” She described how difficult it was for her to get to where she is now, but the journey was worth it. “Look at what you’re good at,” she advised. “Because normally what you’re good at it’s where you’re going to find yourself.” She noted that sometimes there are details that are overlooked when applicants are filling out employment forms. Sometimes people write anything when they are asked for the position they want to fill. She warns against this because as she pointed out at Baker’s Bay, the company is looking for stars. Instead, students should write what they are interested in, and if they are not fully qualified, training is available. “We really thought it fair to work with our grade 12 students who are about to come out of the high school system and into the job market – those who are not able to go off to college – so we want to The Human Resources Department of Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club held a workreadiness seminar for high school 12th graders to prepare the students who will not be going away for further education in ways to go about applying for work. The team covered etiquette, dress, resumes and attitudes. The two presenters shown are Clyde Bain, Manager of Secury and Elinar Petitphait, Security Supervisor. The seminar was held on April 15 at Friendship Tabernacle. Students of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper’s Town has been involved with agricultural projects for several years. They are now growing herbs and other vegetable garden plants and are producing jams and pepper sauces. This is their booth at the All Abaco Expo where they displayed their products. Please see School Page 9

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND • Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy PointAbaco’s cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing More School News ensure that they have all of the information they need for a good interview and toward setting themselves up and ensuring that they are prepared for the workforce.” Ms. Russell was pleased with how attentive the students were and by their eagerness to ask questions. Many of the students walked away feeling better prepared. The remainder of the workshop was dedicated to resume writing.Facility managers treats to a Support Staff DayBy Canishka Alexander Many facility managers were in attendance at St. Andrews Methodist Hall on March 29 as they met with education officials from the Department of Education and speakers that were scheduled throughout the day. Dr. Lenora Black, District Superintendent, introduced guest speaker Evangelist Christine Curry of New Hope Baptist Church, who encouraged the participants to continue to foster excellence in their workplace. Later the facility managers took part in a number of games organized by Sandy Edwards, education officer. Three more presenters were introduced: Carlene Farquharson talked about the importance of having a will and explained legal terminology; Nurse Edith Miller encouraged the staff to lead a healthy life; and Emma Dawkins of the National Insurance Board discussed the benefits that are available through NIB. Sports show features athletes from Moore’s IslandBy Canishka Alexander Carlos Mackey, host of the Best of Sports World, and Kenrick Andrews, production manager, visited Moore’s Island on April 13 to April 16 to do a taping with the athletes there. During the National High School Track and Field Championships in Nassau on March 11 to 13, Laron Hield, Peron Davis, Elroy McBride and Trevon Green of Moore’s Island All-Age School, placed first in the 4 x 100 relay. Because of their excellent performance, Mr. Mackey traveled to Moore’s Island to meet with the young men. As he stated, he is looking to take our athletes to the world. He felt that Pastor Anthony Williams has done a fantastic job with the athletes. “What’s interesting about it is these athletes are only juniors in high school, and they went beat the best in Nassau,” he declared. Even more astounding are the conditions the athletes train under, Andrews said. He calls it a Cinderella story. “What I saw in practice I can only call them world-class athletes. I am just glad to be here to tell the story, and show The Bahamas what the island is producing through the program down there in Moore’s Island and show The Bahamas what conditions the athletes are training in, which are not good.” The team went on to compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on April 22-24. 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 ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: • Striking three master suite furnished cottage with powder room; W/D; A/C throughout; hot tub; and deck; water view of White Sound. Near resort. Asking price $550,000 • Great price on land!!! Lot No. 1 located just steps from Atlantic Ocean Beach. 9,000+ sq.ft. Located close to tarred road and power. $45,000 • UNDER CONTRACT! Waterfront lot with dock on Black Sound • “Beau Soleil” Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment and separate guest cottage. Total four bedrooms five baths. 1/2 acre. Large swimming pool. Dock. Beach. Many amenities. Commanding views of White Sound Harbour. Price reduced to $1.3M • Unique spacious one story, two bedroom one bath furnished home with loft set on lushly landscaped one acre parcel on the the bonefish flats on the Sea of Abaco. Home is converted airplane hangar with special touches by the artist/owner. Featured in Volvo commercial in conjunction with “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Many amenities. Asking price $1.5 m • NEW PRICE!!! House overlooking Settlement Creek Two air conditioned master bedroom suites. Kit/liv/din. Short walk to town. Dock. $415,000 • New Price!!! Roberts’ House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview. Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $450,000 • Boch Property: Secluded Bahamian estate. Over two acres with 1,000 ft. of waterfront on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Three bed three bath home. Dock with lift. Beautiful sunsets. $2.1 million • On north end: “The Pink Cottage” Approximately 2½ acres sea to sea from Coco Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous beach and dock. Furnished cottage with work shop and garage. Very private. $1.2 million • Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 2½ bath home located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf cart garage. Established rental history. New Price $550,000 • Tranquility: Two bed two bath furnished contemporary home sitting on Atlantic Ocean Beach. Excellent rental even in these tough times. 90’ on beach. $995,000 • Beachfront; waterfront; and inland lots on Green Turtle Cay and Munjack Cay. School From Page 8 of the challenges [Bahamasair] faces is the age of our fleet. We need to re-fleet and reduce the cost of our operations.” Mr. Grant made it clear, however, that the plane was not already purchased, but that the Q400 “is an aircraft that we are considering in the re-fleet of Bahamasair.” Ross Gray, Sales Director for Bombardier, said that one of the key features of the Q400 is that you get “jet-like capabilities with turbo-prop economics.” Derek Clark, also with Bombardier, Airplane From Page 1 said the Q400 was comparable to a 737 with the same wingspan, but it is seven feet longer. He also discussed the fuel economy, showing significant savings because it burns 50,000 gallons less a week in fuel than a 737, a saving of $630,000 per month. “Factor in the savings in maintenance and landing fees,” he said and “you have $8.6 million dollars in savings in one year.” Bombardier is the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world behind Boeing and Airbus, and is the largest manufacturer of regional aircraft. Government of Þ cials were impressed with demonstration The Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop brought five government ministers and other officials on a demonstration ride. Bahamasair is contemplating newer aircraft. This plane would be more economical to operate.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 P.O. Box AB 20757, Marsh Harbour, AbacoOf Þ ce: 242-367-4842 • Fax: 242-367-4841 • Email: info@welldonedrilling.com• Water Supply Wells • Specialized Foundation Drilling • Septic Injection Wells • Deep Injection Wells • Storm Drains for Highways & Parking Lots • Auger Cast Piles • Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Systems • Cast in place Piles • Water Treatment & Storage Solutions • Piling Installation By Larry Smith After trumpeting Chinese investment in “a very large agricultural project” on Abaco that would be up and running by September, senior government officials are now backing off the subject. Chinese experts visited Abaco at least twice recently with a view to developing vegetable, fruit and livestock production on 5,000 acres of prime land. Published reports say the Chinese are also talking about food processing plants and providing millions of dollars in supplies and equipment to local farmers. But Agriculture Minister Larry Cartwright and Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation chief Edison Key both said a few days ago there is nothing to discuss. Their reticence probably has a lot to do with the undercurrent of opposition to the Chinese initiative among Abaco’s farmers and environmentalists. “You just want to write about that so people can jump down my throat,” Mr. Key told me when I asked whether it was he or the Chinese who had initiated the talks. I spoke to Mr. Key at the All-Abaco Agribusiness Expo in Marsh Harbour over the weekend a colourful event that provided a good feel for the state of agriculture on the one island where it has enjoyed the most success. It was opened by the Prime Minister, who acknowledged that while food security was a serious matter, government agricultural aid over the years had produced little value for money. Although Abaco briefly exported sisal, pineapples and citrus in the 19th century, modern commercial farming began in the early 1950s, with the arrival of a retired American industrialist named James Crockett at a time when thousands of Bahamians were still working on Florida farms because of the lack of opportunities at home. Crockett bought more than 2,000 acres of Crown land near Marsh Harbour to start the Heveatex Plantation. And a young Edison Key became his diesel mechanic. Ten years later Owens-Illinois exchanged its logging concession for 20,000 acres of land south of Marsh Harbour that it cleared to grow sugar cane. A processing plant was built, the remains of which can still be seen near Snake Cay, but after two years of losses the company realized Abaco could not grow a cane crop good enough to produce raw sugar profitably. By 1978 the cane plantation had reverted to the government, and it is this already prepared land that BAIC is now leasing to local farmers at $25 per acre per year. Also on offer is land north of Treasure Cay that was originally farmed by Edison Key and Morton Sawyer in the 1970s. “I shipped 600,000 bushels of cucumbers a year to the U.S. in the 70s,” Mr. Key told me on Saturday, “and we also grew peppers and tomatoes. Then we converted to citrus, which was a year-round crop and less labour intensive. We have the potential to feed this country and to export but you have to have the labour.” In the late 1980s the original Key-Sawyer farm was renamed Bahama Star. It continued to export limes, grapefruits, oranges and lemons to Florida until the early 2000s, when citrus canker disease forced the industry to shut down. In 2005 all the orchards were destroyed by government order. This left only a handful of viable farming operations on Abaco, most of which had booths at the agribusiness expo. They include Nick Miaoulis’ Neem farm, which packages some 20 different organic products made from the oil and leaves of the 7,000 Neem trees he planted on 120 acres south of Marsh Harbour. Native to South Asia, Neem has proven pharmaceutical properties. The Abaco Sod Farm has leased 400 acres of the old cane plantation and ships some 100 pallets of grass sod a week to Nassau. Abaco Big Bird produces thousands of chickens for the local and Nassau markets. Mel Wells’ Pepperpot Farms plants seven acres of vegetables at a time and produces honey from 30 beehives. Lightbourne Farms grows hydroponic produce on 10 acres near Spring City. And Pauline Sawyer plants about 50 acres of vegetables that are mostly marketed in Nassau. All told, there are about 20 small farmers that sell to the Abaco market. Those I spoke to at the expo had serious misgivings about the Chinese, fearing that any large-scale project would flood the local market and put them out of business. But obviously, much of their apprehension is fed by a lack of information. And since top government officials have backed off the subject, clarification is hard to come by. Initial reports said the Chinese were interested in large-scale farming of vegetables, fruit and livestock. They proposed a processing plant, cannery and abattoir and said they would give local farmers as much as $8 million dollars in equipment as well as six 40-foot trailers filled with coconut and pineapple slips, seeds and other supplies. “The extent to which they will be involved at this point we have not determined, but they are interested in helping in all areas,” Edison Key was earlier quoted as saying. One question to be answered is why? Are we talking about an aid programme like the US-led Bahamas Agricultural, Research and Training and Development project on Andros in the 1970s? Or will this be a Chinese-operated commercial farm? Or what? Well, as I said, those in a position to know are not talking. But we do know there has been recent interest in large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries for farm production as a hedge against rising food prices. The countries acquiring such land include China, South Korea and the Arab Gulf states, all of which have major official reserves derived from oil revenues or trade surpluses. China already operates a number of 1,000 hectare (2471 acres) Friendship Farms in several African countries that are owned by Chinese state enterprises. In fact, it is estimated that a million Chinese farm labourers are working in Africa, but most products from these farms are marketed locally. And since China is a net food exporter, analysts tend to discount the food security argument as a motive for Chinese agricultural investment overseas. Chinese companies already have big investments in The Bahamas, especially Hutchison Whampoa, the Hong Kongbased conglomerate, in Freeport. China is financing the Baha Mar project on New Providence and eyeing other projects on Grand Bahama. In fact, it is playing a strong role throughout the region as a member of the Caribbean Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, which it joined two years ago with a contribution of $350 billion. A high-level delegation of Chinese of-Tough Call . . . Chinese agriculturePlease see Tough Call Page 11

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B33, L53, incredible value vacant lot US$12,000. Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B32, L29, road access property US$15,000. Bahama Palm Shores: Pinehurst, B45, L240, road and beach access US$15,000. Bahama Palm Shores: Power, near beach & main road US$30,000. Bahama Palm Shores: 340’ of pristine private beachfront US$139,000. Bahama Coral Island: Cleared hillside property with well B$30,000. Bahama Coral Island: Adjacent properties, sea views, near beach US$20,000@ Bahama Coral Island: Elevated property with power and Marls views US$25,000. Eastern Shores: Deluxe property with dockage on “The Cut” US$525,000. Great Abaco Club: Elevation, views, accommodates 65’ boat US$295,000. Great Abaco Club: Oversize property, sea views, dockage US$295,000. Great Abaco Club: Spectacular home, pool, dock for 65’ boat BS$1.45m Great Abaco Club: Sea of Abaco deluxe home plus dockage. US$1.175m Guana Cay: Hillside lot with 360 views and proposed dockage US$109,000. Leisure Lee: Best priced home, deepwater dock, beach access US$449,000. Leisure Lee: Bulkheaded deepwater property, near beach access US$199,000. Pelican Shores: Total luxury 4 bed/ 4 bath waterfront home BS$1.5m Three Beaches: Adjacent properties near beach access, private and secure US$34,900@ Treasure Cay: Awesome luxury beachfront parcel, sea to sea views US$599,000. Turtle Rocks: Unspoiled ¾ acre property, area developing nicely US$208,500. Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.comficials and business leaders visited Nassau last year and signed a series of economic deals, including an investment agreement, a multi-million dollar loan to build a highway to Nassau’s international airport, and additional support for the sports stadium now being built by the same Chinese enterprise that is interested in agricultural development on Abaco. Analysts say China’s strategy in the Caribbean is driven by a desire to invest its huge US currency reserves in projects to ensure regional support for China in multilateral organizations and to isolate Taiwan on the world stage. But we are left to speculate on such matters since information is such a scarce commodity in The Bahamas particularly when it is controlled by the public sector. “When Owens-Illinois cleared all that land for the sugar plantation in the 60s, the government didn’t consult anyone and no one had anything to say about it,” Key told me indignantly. “It’s not easy being in government, you know. We have to find jobs for the thousands of kids coming out of school every year or they will eat us. The environmentalists don’t create any jobs.” That reference was a response to concerns raised about pollution from unregulated farming projects. Former agricultural officer John Hedden, writing in The Abaconian newspaper, pointed out that “The northern Bahamas holds the total potable water reserves for the whole of the country; and this reserve is non-renewable when it is destroyed, it is lost for ever. This also applies to our wetlands, our marls and our creek systems. These are all extensions of this one fresh water system and serve to nurture our fisheries. “With such a large area going into food production, the environment, the land, the fresh water aquifer, the native ecosystems and our unique biodiversity will be threatened. Systems and controls must be put in place. Are we going to allow an unmonitored agricultural enterprise threatening the largest fresh water lens of the island because it will provide a few menial jobs?” he asked. And the number of jobs that will be created by a potential Chinese investment is another key unknown (no pun intended). According to the BAIC chief, all skilled labourers on previous Americanor Bahamian-owned commercial farms have been Bahamians. In fact, Key himself is a prime example of one of these who went on to become a successful export farmer. And he is the first to acknowledge that one of the government’s concerns would be the number of Chinese involved. According to Ejnar Cornish, who heads BAIC’s Abaco office, Bahamians should have an open mind and learn as much from the Chinese as they can if the project becomes a reality. “Mr. Key has been working hard to get the Chinese in here because he wants The Bahamas to be able to feed itself,” Cornish said. “He has continued to dialogue with Chinese investors and great progress is being made.” Meanwhile, Hedden’s view is that for agriculture to create jobs for Bahamians, rather than Haitians or Chinese, we need to encourage entrepeneurship. “The fear is that the Chinese will take advantage of what we have in the short term and leave us with a massive pollution problem from overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. They will put their product on the local market and Bahamian farmers may as well kiss their livelihood goodbye. Market garden and backyard farming is the only answer.” This is similar to the view held by Ian Goodfellow, who runs a successful fouracre market garden farm, restaurant and gourmet shop near the airport in Nassau. He believes that small operations focusing on agricultural tourism are the key to success in the Bahamas. And Keith Campbell of the agricultural producers association insists that no foreigners should be allowed to invest in agriculture without significant Bahamian participation. “All agricultural land that has been previously cleared and tilled should be strictly reserved for use by Bahamians,” he wrote recently in the Bahama Journal. “Absolutely no foreign investor should be granted access to this land unless they are part of a joint venture with Bahamians, helping to develop our indigenous food production capacity.” Any Chinese initiative should be modelled on the BARTAD project in Andros, he said, with Bahamian satellite farmers in a cooperative structure tied into a central hub targeting the domestic and export markets. Despite the incessant talk about agriculture, The Bahamas is hardly an ideal environment. Physical conditions are harsh, rainfall is erratic, irrigation is lacking, crops require heavy inputs of costly fertilizers and pesticides, economies of scale are impossible to achieve, distribution systems are undeveloped and production relies almost exclusively on immigrant labour. But there have been some successes in the past, and Edison Key represents one of those successes. So if he is convinced that Chinese or American investment in our agricultural sector would be a good thing, he should be prepared to explain and defend it. Major projects in our small island communities demand full discussion so that any negatives involved can be addressed. And there is certainly no shortage of failed grandiose projects to point to in this regard. What do you think? Send comments to larry@tribunemedia.net Or visit www.bahamapundit.comTough Call From Page 10 Tough Call . . . Chinese agriculture, con’t.By Canishka Alexander Willis Weatherford, proprietor of Pop’s Place in Marsh Harbour, stumbled upon a problem that took him almost 13 years to find a solution for. It was worth the wait. Mr. Weatherford realized that Abaco had a major problem with stray dogs whether it involved their chasing people or overturning trash cans. When the dumpsite recently closed in Dundas Town, he asked if he could use the old dumpsite for an animal shelter. It would help to get the stray dogs out of town. They agreed, and with the help of volunteers and corporate sponsors, the work for the animal shelter began. “We have lots of people who wanted to help feed the animals. We just needed a place to start, so I decided to do something about it. We can’t fix them all or take care of the entire problem, but every one that we bring out here, we’ll be helping the entire community,” he said. “I’m trying to just get the dogs off the street in general.” So far, he’s mainly received donations of material. He has been sending letters to business places asking for assistance, and Old dumpsite will be animal shelterPlease see Shelter Page 13

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderAnother boat stolen Junior Albury, a local fisherman, had his boat taken the first week in April from his mooring in Casuarina Point. He had extra containers of gasoline aboard it. Supt. Curry, who was present at our last Town Meeting, warned our residents about the latest crime spree of stolen boats. It seems the thieves have a preference for Yamaha motors and, in this particular case, knew that the owner had lots of extra fuel on board as well as some other very expensive equipment. Let us hope Supt. Curry and his team soon catch the culprits.Wedding announcementTroy Sands of Cherokee Sound took Denise Archer as his bride on April 2 at the home of Dr. Fifer on the Eastern Shores in Marsh Harbour. After the honeymoon the couple will make their home in Yellow Wood just outside Cherokee. Mrs. Archer is a dentist with an office upstairs over Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour and Mr. Sands is a cabinet maker and an accomplished carpenter with Trevor Sawyer Construction Company. Our heartfelt congratulations to the newlyweds. We wish them a long and happy life together.Fourth Annual Easter Egg HuntThe Easter Bunny must had sent out invitations to all because little children came from near and far to take part in the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Cherokee on Easter Monday. The weather was exceptionally nice, and the parents seem to enjoy the occasion as much as the children. The event has been planned each year by Vashti Albury and Doreen Albury with lots of help from the mothers. Besides the actual hunt for the eggs, there were other games with prizes and refreshments, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.School NewsCommonwealth Day March 10th the students celebrated with the flags and statistics of the various Commonwealth countries. They went online and found out how to say “Hello” in the country that they had chosen as their subject as well as a recipe for a local dish from their country. They voted to experiment by making the Canadian pancakes as a special treat sometime soon. Math Fair March 25th – This event was a huge success with the children. It was not only a good experience, but a fun way for the children to put their math skills to use by solving the riddles or problems presented. The students wrote a paper as homework on what they liked about the fair. Fun Day – March 29th – Once again team Ospreys were victorious with a total of 41 points. A variety of games was on the agenda such as egg’n spoon, three-legged race, egg toss and tug-a-war. Better luck next time, Eagles. Annual Easter Egg Competition – April 31st In grades one to three George Weatherford came first, Robbie Weatherford second and Rachael Sands took third place. In grades four to six Donavan Hepburn came in first, Juliet Weatherford second and Tyler Sawyer third. The children put a lot of energy and artistic talent into their entries and all did outstanding work. We congratulate them all for a job well done. Fund Raiser – March 6th – The children and parents prepared lasagna. All the dinner tickets were sold and everyone said the food was delicious. A big thank you to all who sold tickets, helped cook, serve and clean up.Wheels for”Buttons”Buttons Albury, a red and white authentic Bahamian Potcake dog, is 13 years old and recently contracted rheumatism which affected her hind legs and left her paralyzed. But her owners, Bonnie and Hartie, wouldn’t put her down. Instead they got her a new set of legs in the form of wheels to use. Buttons took to her new means of getting around right away and can now go anywhere and do almost everything she could do before. Her new wheels came all the way across America from Washington State. She is a wellloved pet, but also an important member of the family and has been granted a new lease on life. South Abaco News Mr. and Mrs. Troy Sands Buttons, a potcake belonging to Bonnie and Hartie of Cherokee Sound, was outfitted with wheels after her hind legs were paralyzed with rheumatism. 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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 soon he will be putting up flyers to spread the word and selling T-shirts that bear the name of the animal shelter to raise funds. He expects to have “a decent place” toward the summer for the animal shelter which will be called Pop’s Animal Shelter. “We need to help the dogs; after all, they are part of life, too. They deserve to live just as good as you and I. Dogs to me are like little children because we have to take care of them. They can’t take care of themselves.”Shelter From Page 11 The funeral service for Cynthia Eleanor Marina Hall , 69, who died in Boynton Beach, Florida, on April 5 , was held in Nassau on 14th April 14. Interment was also in Nassau. Mrs. Hall was predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Herma Roberts; brothers Percival and Donald Roberts; sisters Dorothy Albury and her husband Jack and their children Kenney, Charlyene and Linda Albury, Elizabeth Albury and her husband Ray, Carolyn Bethel and her husband Gladwyn. She is survived by her husband Capt. Reginald Albert (Al) Eugene Hall; sisters-in-law Beverly Roberts, Mae Roberts, Dorothea Hall, Bea Sands and her husband Tony, Geanette Albury and her husband Lonnie; brothers-in-law Jim Hall, Evan Hall and his wife Juanita and Oswald Hall; nephews Henry Roberts and his wife Kelly, Scott Roberts and his wife Sunni, Stephen Roberts and his wife Betty, Thomas Albury and his wife Dorothy, Gregory Albury, John Hall and his partner Eva, Arnold Hall and his wife Bonnie and their son Albert, Wayne Hall, John Hall, Stephen Hall, Cameron Knowles and his wife Gina, David Hall, Ricky Hall, Lucan Hall and Austin Hall; nieces Stephanie Treco and her husband Tony, Deann Darville and her husband Trevan, Mary Parks and her husband Richard, Karen Sands and her husband David, Bernadette Hall and her partner Ricky Roberts, Kristi Wong, Lonette Ferguson, Fallon Albury, Misty Hall, Angelique Hall and Jessi Hall; niecein-law Sharon Albury; grandnieces Gina Pinder, Christina McIntosh, Alana Carroll, Lori Higgs Thompson, Robin Hall, Tori Hall, Victoria Albury, Jamie Hall, Taylor Hall, Kianna Hall, Katrina Hall, Vera Hall, Mackenlee Ferguson; greatgrandnieces Taryn Carroll and Mia Sam; grandnephews Tracy Roberts, Philip Roberts, Stuart Roberts, Ryan Higgs, Damien Albury, Jonathan Albury, Christopher Albury, Joshua Hall, Joshua Wong, Gabriel Wong, Peyton Sawyer, Zachary Knowles, Connor Knowles, Nathaniel Hall; greatgrandnephews Rocky Thompson, Ricky Roberts and Cameron Sam; godchild Christina McIntosh and many other family members and friends. Perley Horatio Roberts was born in Hope Town on the 9th April, 1929, to the late Gurney and Lena Roberts. When he left school at the age of 14, he went to Pine Ridge to work in the lumber yard. Later he was an engineer on the mailboat Stede Bonnet and also worked on a number of other boats. Perley and his brother Ray ran the Electric Power Company in Bimini. After retiring from going to sea, he worked as a plumber and electrician and obtained his electrician’s license. Perley worked not only on Man-O-War but on Hope Town, Guana Cay or wherever he was needed. He was the first person on Abaco to work with PVC products in his plumbing. These products were introduced to him by Mr. Rich Downey of Cornish Cay. Perley married Sheila Rose Sawyer of Green Turtle Cay and they had four children: Richard, Janice, Sherry and Mark. He is survived by his wife Sheila; son and his wife Richard and Martha; daughter and her husband Janice and Jay; daughter and her husband Sherry and Warren; son and his wife Mark and Margarita; grandchildren and their families Rich, Netica, Makayla and Erica; Pete, Rebekah, Felicia and Aaliyah; Doug, Natasha, Keira and Kadyn; Kelly Mark, M.J. and Walker; Jennisan and Janice; brothers Ray and Louvinas (deceased); sisters Maggie and Nettie; stepsister Ruby (deceased); stepbrothers Donald (deceased), Calvert, Clyde, Vespar and Roland; sisters-in-law Ida, Adrian, Josephine, Ann, Evelyn, Barbara, Sylvia Vaughn, Gloria, Joy and Sylvia Pearce; brothers-in-law Robert, Gar, Sylvan, Chris, Jerry, Windsor, David Vaughn, David Chioda, Carrol and Roswell (deceased); many nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. William Alvin Thorndycraft On April 9, 2010, after a short illness, Bill Thorndycraft passed peacefully away at his residence on Abaco. Left to mourn are his wife Sandra, his daughter Conya Pinder, his grandson Thomas, son-in-law Danny, three stepsons Robin, Keith and Jason, sisters Daphne and family, Evelyn and family, Joyce and family, June and family, brother Jim and family, brother-in-law Gordon and family, the family of his late wife Yvonne, his fellow Elders of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk, good friends in Canada and former Scouts and Cubs on Abaco. The funeral will be held at New Visions on 1 May 2010. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Kirk of the Pines Building Fund.Obituaries of Family and Friends Cynthia Eleanor Hall Bill Thorndycraft Perley Horatio Roberts 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.com TollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!Best Beach in the CaribbeanŽCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 ment.” Ann Parotti and Robert Sweeting were present to receive their awards but Everette Bootle was unable to attend so his award was accepted by his son, Desmond, who was in Nassau at the time. Mrs. Parotti is one of the great matriarchs of the FNM. Her involvement with the FNM spans three decades as she proudly states that she was at the meeting in Nassau in 1970 when the United Bahamian Party and the Free PLP merged to become the Free National Movement. Her first bout with campaigning was for a constituency in Nassau when she remembers having a cutlass thrown at her. At election time Mrs. Parotti was well known for having her yard festooned with pictures of all the candidates, and people would come from all FNM From Page 1 Three FNM Abaco members are honouredover to look at her display. Although never a candidate herself, she has always thrown herself fully behind whichever party candidate was playing a pivotal role in the campaign. Since relocating to Abaco, she has continued to use her energy and resources to play a crucial role in all of the campaigns. Mr. Sweeting, OBE, was born on ManO-War and was educated at the local All Age School. He joined the FNM at its inception and served as Chairman of the South Abaco Free National Movement Association for many years. He entered front line politics when elected to Parliament on the FNM ticket for the Hope Town constituency in 1992 and was reelected in 1997 and 2002. Having served for 15 years as Member of Parliament for South Abaco he was very humbled and appreciative to receive his award in recognition of those years of service to the party. Although Mr. Sweeting chose to retire from front line politics in 2007, he has continued to work closely with the party to ensure that Mr. Edison Key retained the South Abaco seat for the FNM to form the government. Mr. Bootle is a Cooper’s Town native, attended the All Age School there and has since led a full life of service and devotion to his community and country. Mr. Bootle’s political activism started in the 1962 general elections, the same time as the Universal Adult Suffrage for Women. All political parties have benefitted from Mr. Bootle’s voting qualifications. He was politically active in supporting his cousin, Sherlin Bootle of the Progressive Liberal Party, who eventually stepped aside for the current Prime Minister in the Cooper’s Town constituency. Mr. Bootle resigned from the Ann Parotti with her plaque By Canishka Alexander Camp Good Days’ Bahamas regional representative Joseph Kohler goes by the name of Mr. Shark Bite, but that’s another story. However, the story he came to share with Abaco was about Camp Good Days. He was joined by Sylvia Poitier and her son, Vance Poitier, who has the sickle cell disease. Sylvia said the disease was also passed on to her daughter, Vashti. While Vance’s fight is ongoing, he remains optimistic. “I don’t see it as a disease; I see it as a blessing. I get to see the world,” he said, defiantly. Mrs. Poitier learned about the camp about three years ago while Vance attended school in Freeport. They were interested in having children with cancer and other lifethreatening illnesses visit the camp. The camp is open to campers from ages five to 18 years. International weeks are from the mid – to end of July every year. Vance has earned the position as a counselor in training – the first time the title has been bestowed on anyone from The Bahamas. He said the Bahamian students are generally the most popular among all the children who visit the camp. He expressed gratitude to several resort managers on Abaco who have been especially helpful. The camp was founded 30 years by Gary Mervis, whose daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. After his daughter underwent a slew of chemotherapy and radiation regimes, Mervis realized that cancer was not made for children. He borrowed a camp on Keuka Lake in New York and invited other children with cancer to the camp with their parents and doctors. Persons interested in Camp Good Days and Special Times can contact Joseph Kohler on Grand Bahamas at (242)373-9103 or Sylvia Poitier on Abaco at 365-0025.Camp caters to children with cancer-related illnessesPLP following Mr. Ingraham in 1986 and rallied his support to the FNM when Mr. Ingraham became leader. He is a political enthusiast and has continued as a Council Representative from 1992 until recently when he stepped aside for another generation to fulfill its obligations to the party. “It is now time for the younger generation to step up to the plate,” says Mr. Bootle, though his political passion has not diminished since he continues to closely monitor the political culture in The Bahamas. “I deem this award a great honour and am very appreciative of the thought,” he stated. Robert Sweeting Everette Bootle

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 On April 15th the second in a series of Reminiscences was held at the Capt. Roland Roberts House on Green Turtle Cay. A standingroom-only crowd was entertained by Mr. Floyd Lowe, the oldest living resident on Green Turtle Cay. The recorded interview done by his granddaughterin-law, Stacy Lowe, will preserve many historic facts and stories from the past. Mr. Lowe, who is 90 years old, has been married for 68 years to Zeddith, who is also almost 90. He finished his schooling at age 14 and with other family members began the dangerous job of shark fishing. This was followed by his work on Grand Bahama at the Pine Ridge sawmill. Over the next many years, Mr. Lowe was involved in a great variety of jobs including insurance agent, a car dealership, chicken farming, the seafood business and the Green Turtle Ferry which is still run by his sons after 40 years. Mr. Lowe has received several honors including an MBE from the Queen of England and the Cacique award for community service. There was a lively question and answer period with the audience that included stories about his family and friends on Green Turtle Cay. Following the talk, lemon grass tea and pastries were served. The Capt. Roland Roberts House is an environmental and historic center on Green Turtle Cay and is open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Monday thru Friday, and 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday. Of special interest is the bush medicine garden designed and maintained by Richard Blue Jones. Special arrangements can be made for schools and other organization groups. Floyd Lowe at 90 is oldest Green Turtle Cay residentFloyd Lowe is shown here with his granddaughter-in-law, Stacy Lowe, at a recent gathering to hear about the community’s past. Moore’s Island “Size Matters” Campaign School VisitOn April 20 the students at Moore’s Island All Age School were treated to a special assembly by Friends of the Environment. Education Officer d’Shan Maycock and Executive Director Kristin Williams travelled to Moore’s Island to speak about FRIENDS’ new Size Matters campaign aimed at reducing juvenile lobster fishing on Abaco. Campaign mentors from the sponsoring organization, Rare based in Arlington, Virginia, were in attendance for this special visit. Mrs. Maycock spoke to the students about the need to protect our juvenile lobster populations if we want to enjoy them now and in the future. The crawfish industry is one of the biggest industries not just on Abaco but the entire Bahamas, bringing in millions of dollars each year. “It is up to us to take ownership in our resources,” Mrs. Maycock stated. “We cannot just leave it up to the fishermen but everyone plays a role in their protection.” Lobsters are not just important for the economy but also for the marine environment as they are indicators of reef health and biodiversity on the reef as they are food to other marine life such as Nassau Grouper, sharks and trigger fish. She pointed out that one lobster can produce as many as two million eggs but they must first survive their journey in ocean currents before they are able to move into the mangroves and develop into juvenile crawfish where they can take up to three years to mature. “That is why it is important to wait until lobsters reach the legal size limit of 5 ½ inches before fishing them, as that will ensure that they are able to reproduce at least once in their lifetime.” A special feature of the assembly was the introduction of the campaign mascot, Spike, who made a brief appearance greeting students and teachers. Students were quizzed and rewarded with campaign materials such as key chain tape measures, bumper stickers, t-shirts and pins as they danced around to the campaign song sung by Eugene Davis, a local artist who has roots on Moore’s Island. Moore’s Island Fishermen Learn about ‘Size Matters’ CampaignOn a recent visit to Moore’s Island, campaign manager d’Shan Maycock met with fishermen on Moore’s Island to talk about the Size Matters campaign. In a casual conversation by the dock fishermen talked about issues regarding the crawfish industry on their island. “Divers continue to fish juvenile crawfish [because there’s a market for it],” stated Harold Gaitor. “They know it is wrong but they continue to do it. If we continue, we will only hurt ourselves in the long run.” Mr. Ishmael Williams, local Marine Officer stationed on Moore’s Island, talked about international pressures which The Bahamas is facing to ensure that fishermen are complying with international standards for the export of lobsters out of the country.” This will be a challenge for a lot of fishermen but we know that it is coming and we must be prepared”. Fishermen were asked what they thought about a possible fishermen’s certification program in which fishermen were trained how to fish more sustainably and rewarded for doing so. They agreed that this would Moores’ Island News be a good program and that they must be responsible for their actions of they want to continue to reap the benefits from the crawfish industry for years to come. They were given campaign t-shirts and buttons.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Sports News Abaco hosts National Darts Tournament By Malcolm Spicer On the weekend of April 9 and 10 saw the cream of the Bahamas Darts crop come together on Abaco for the 22nd National Masters tournament. An individuals’ event, this tournament is used to choose our National Team. The players have had to go through several local tournaments in Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco to participate in this national event. Sixteen men and eight women came together and the top eight men and five women made the squad. Abaco will be well represented with Robin Albury, Shane Sawyer and Angela Russell making the cut and Kevin Hicks was appointed as team captain. In a lively event hosted at D n R Sports Bar in Marsh Harbour, the 24 players played a round-robin event, each player having to play each other player five games. Five hours on Friday night and seven hours on Saturday sorted out the cream and the National Team is now chosen. The team will represent The Bahamas at the upcoming Caribbean Cup and Americas Cup, again to be hosted by Abaco in late August. To date 13 countries have confirmed their participation with possibly two more in the next few weeks. Taking first place for the men was HarThis is the the Bahamas National Darts team that will represent The Bahamas in the Caribbean Cup and Americas Cup, both scheduled to be held on Abaco in August. The members of the team earned their place on the team by performing well at the Bahamas National Masters Tournament held here in April. Competitors came from Nassau and Grand Bahama to join the players from Abaco. Pictured are Wayne Copeland (GB), Shane Sawyer (Ab), Robin Albury (Ab), Harry Brown (Nas), Angela Russell (Ab), Zeke Lewis (GB), Sandra Ferguson (Nas), Anderson Lewis (GB), Barry Payne (Nas), Liz Kemp (Nas), Byron Johnson, Manager (GB) and Kevin Hicks, Captain (Ab). Kneeling are Ashley Poitier, coach (GB), Anishka Maycock (GB) and Trudy Johnson (Nas) This year the Darts Association had a youth section. Two youth who competed. Shown are Devon Laing, Grand Bahama Young Arrows, Malcolm Spicer, President Bahamas Darts Federation, Laseton Glinton, Abaco, winner, and Peter Duncombe, Bahamas Darts Federation Youth Coordinator. Please see Sports Page 17 Live Music Every Saturday Night 7 pm until White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA• 60 Deepwater Slips • Fuel/ Oil/ Bait/ Ice • Fresh Water • Garbonzo Reef BarWATERFRONT VILLAS• One, two & three bedroom units • On the ocean & harbour • Full kitchen/ air cond/ sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Long day in the boat? Too much sun? Too much fun?What’s for Dinner? Let us deliver your dinner! Delivery Available 6:30 pm 9 pm From Pizzas to a Full Meal Tahiti Beach to the Post Of Þ ce Dock Dockage Special April 10th May 10th, 2010 Dockage: Transient 1-5 nights: $1.60 per foot Transient 6 or more nights: $1.25 per foot Monthly: $0.90 per foot Electricity: $0.65 per kw • Water: $0.40 per gallon Includes FREE WiFi, FREE Shuttle to & from Hope Town, FREE local calls in Abaco and anywhere in Continental U.S.*Rates apply April 10th May 10th, 2010 only! Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516 VHF 16 www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Hope Town • www.captplug.com Licensed Boat Captain Available for: • Orientation to the Area • Rental Boat Handling & Instruction • Island Hopping & Sightseeing • Beaching, Picnicking & Shelling • Snorkeling, Diving or Fishing • Whatever You May Desire to Do ry Brown of Nassau with 178 points. Second was Abaco’s Robin Albury with 177 points. In third place was Wayne “Fish” Copeland of Grand Bahama with 163

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 More Sports News Sports From Page 16 points. For the women, Trudy Johnson from Nassau took first place once again with Liz Kemp, of Nassau, coming in second and Sandra Ferguson also of Nassau in third. This year saw the introduction of the youth section of the tournament and the two contenders, Laseton Glinton from Abaco and Devon Laing of Grand Bahama fought out a morning battle with Abaco’s Laseton Glinton winning the five-game contest. He will represent The Bahamas in the junior section in the upcoming international tournament to be held in Abaco in August.Abaco Judo contestant wins awardsBy Jennifer Hudson Ashton Forbes, a 14-year-old student of St. Francis de Sales School, is already making a name for himself in international judo circles even though he began judo only one year ago. Ashton entered his first tournament, the Bahamas Fall Classic 2009, in Nassau last November and remarkably won a second place finish. Following this success, Ashton was selected as a member of the Bahamas National Judo Team after only seven months in the sport which is a great honour, especially since he was the first Family Island member to achieve this distinction. In December he traveled to Barbados as part of the national team to participate in the Barbados International, the largest tournament in the entire Caribbean region. Ashton became the first Bahamian to ever win a gold medal at that tournament. Contestants are paired by weight so Ashton was often fighting against opponents quite a lot older and more experienced than himself. Recently, Ashton traveled to Boston as part of the Bahamas National Team to participate in the Rhode Island Invitational. There, he won a fourth place finish which, according to his proud coach, “is unheard of for someone so new to the art.” Ashton has gained his unprecedented success thanks not only to excellent coaching but due in great part to his own personal intense discipline. When Sensei Rahming first arrived at St. Francis de Sales School to give a demonstration with the hopes of starting a judo class on Abaco, Ashton attended the demonstration and immediately felt that he would enjoy learning the art. It not only promotes strength and fitness but encourages discipline and this appealed to him. He attends classes each Saturday from 1-3 p.m. and also attends intensive training sessions specially for him and his partner, Ozeke Swain, on Wednesdays. Ozeke is also doing well on the judo scene as he won a gold medal in the very first tournament he entered in Nassau. “Judo is very rigorous and is an extremely physical and challenging sport for which one must be in superb physical condition. It demands endurance, speed and technique,” stated coach Albert Lill. Mr. Lill is a retired homeowner in Bahama Palm Shores. Being a neighbour to Ashton has its advantages and disadvantages for while he can give Ashton a bit of extra help, it also means that he can keep his eye on him to make sure he is not slacking off. Ashton’s next tournament will be in Nassau on August 6 at the Bahamas International Invitational. This is a major tournament in which entrants will be participating from the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Sensei Rahming visits once a month from Nassau to check on his students and Ashton Forbes has been studying Judo for only one year. However, he is doing well in international competitions, even winning gold. The fifth series of RC Laser races took place in ManO-War. Interest has grown in racing these boats so the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club will initiate another series of races next winter. Please see Sports Page 18

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 More Sports News hopes to get judo started eventually in all of the Family Islands. RC Laser sailboats completed tourMan-O-War was our last stop for the RC Laser Tour of Abaco. On April 3, 10 sailors from all over Abaco gathered at Jay and Jan Manni’s dock on Dickies Cay on a sunny afternoon. The wind was out of the northeast, light, and shifty with a falling tide. With the wind out of the northeast, that meant sailing straight out into the channel which gave us a short windward leg. We completed 8 two-lap races after struggling again with some frequency conflicts. Several boats ran aground as the shallow spot in the harbour got closer and closer to the starting line. With the threat of Eagle Eye Mulock watching the line, only a few boats were called “over early” and there was one general recall. Jim Kaighin won 7 of the 8 races, which Sports From Page 17 meant that the race was for second place. Dwayne Wallas winning race 5 broke the tie-breaker with Anders Ljungholm. David Mulock, finishing 2nd in the last race also broke the tie with Randy Key for 4th overall and his best regatta of the series. Howard Ray from Canada, finished 6th in his first RC Laser Regatta. Other notables are 83-year-old George Gregory from Treasure Cay finishing 7th in his second RC Laser regatta and Jack Kosobucki from England, our youngest sailor at age 10, finished last overall, but did score a 5th in race 6 of his first RC Laser regatta. The RC Laser Tour of Abaco was a great success. The 5-race series got new people involved and provided some added interest in racing in different venues. Thanks to Jay and Jan Manni for allowing us to sail at their beautiful spot on Dickie’s Cay. This “tour” could not have been possible without the hospitality of the many people who hosted these events as well as providing other logistics in running a RC regatta. Next on the calendar is the 20th Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta for Sunfish and Optimist dinghies in Marsh Harbour on May 8-9. They hope to do RC sailing in the summer, but look forward to another “RC Laser Tour of Abaco” next season. For more information, contact Jim Kaighin at 242-367-3086. Man-O-War Round 5, Dickie’s Cay 1st Jim Kaighin, Marsh Harbour 2nd Dwayne Wallas, Marsh Harbour 3rd Anders Ljungholm, Treasure Cay 4th David Mulock, Little Harbour 5th Randy Key, Marsh Harbour 6th Howard Ray, Canada 7th Elliot Roberts, Man-O-War 8th George Gregory, Treasure Cay 9th Jay Manni, Man-O-War 10th Jack Kosobucki, EnglandLocal hobbyists organize RC demonstrationBy Timothy Roberts In an effort to raise awareness and create interest, Marcel Maury and Lawrence Collie organized a radio control (RC) enthusiast’s expo on April 18 at the Farmers’ Marketplace. Highlighted were the various types of RC cars, trucks, boats, planes and helicopters that are already owned on Abaco. Lawrence, owner of a local RC hobby shop, said they hope to bring together fellow hobbyists and possibly see clubs form as a result. At present there is a club for flying and a group for RC sailboats as well. A number of planes, helicopters and cars were on hand for viewing, and a few hobbyists demonstrated their cars and planes. RC vehicles can range from as small as 12 inches up to six feet long. RC hobby vehicles and accessories are available at Bahamas RC Hobbies, a store owned by Lawrence Collie located near the traffic light in Marsh Harbour. Soccer in Hope Town More Than Just Kicks! By Peggy Thompson The Spring Soccer League has just finished its last game, and what a game it was! The parents were out in full force to support the teams. Trophies were awarded to all players under one of the following categories: exceptional skill, commitment to the team or good sportsmanship. Other highlights of the day included the St. James Methodist Church youth group’s fund raising barbecue and bake sale. Monica Cook’s numbered soccer ball cookies iced in team colors were also a favorite and awarded to all the team members and coaches. Coach Chris Gorman and Michelle Morfitt began the league last fall when they moved to Hope Town with their small children. As symbolized by the trophies, the emphasis of the soccer league was on rules, teamwork and sportsmanship. They requested parents to stay for the soccer time, divided the 4-12 year old children into three teams based on age and accepted a small donation of $5 which covered team shirts and any needed supplies. They made some of their team’s goals with scavenged fishing nets off of Hope Town’s beaches and had many donations of items to ensure the players would be suitably outfitted and equipped. Some of the equipment like the professional goals, uniform pennies, cones, soccer balls and the stadium seating are shared with the Hope Town community by the Nicole Megaloudis foundation (www.remembernicole.com). For the past four years a one-day soccer clinic has been held in December by professional coaches to introduce island children to the game of soccer as a legacy to Nicole Megaloudis, an avid soccer player who died in 2004. Last year on December 28th locals learned some skills, played an exhibition game and won prizes in honor of Nicole. Often on Sunday afternoons when the Several people demonstrated racing their RC cars at the Farmers’ Marketplace on April 18. On display were cars, trucks, planes and heliocopters. 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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 By Timothy Roberts Local guides teamed up with various anglers to promote awareness and raise money “to catch the cure for cystic fibrosis” over the weekend of April 9-11 during the Redbone Baker’s Bay Marsh Harbour Bonefish Classic. Despite unfavorable weather teams of 12 local guides and 24 anglers enjoyed success, fishing for bonefish from as far as Sandy Point in the south to Cooper’s Town in the north. “I’ve been to Andros, Key West, Turks and Caicos, Islamorada and more,” said the winning angler, Rod Jack. “This is it; [Abaco has] great fishing and professional guides.” Gary Ellis, founder and organizer of the Redbone Tournament Series, added that Abaco has a wonderful fishery and that they were blessed to be allowed to fish here with some of the friendliest and best guides. Mr. Jack and his teammate, Butch Armstrong, both hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee, also won for the team with the most points; Paul Pinder of Sandy Point and Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour were their guides during their two days of fishing. Other winners included Cindy Pinder, Grand Champion Lady Angler; Dyan Regan caught the largest bonefish of the weekend and Paul Pinder won the Top Guide Award. Mr. Ellis praised the Abaco guides and thanked them for their generous donation of a free day of fishing during the tournament, a total worth over $6000. The Redbone Celebrity Fishing Tournament Series was founded in 1988 by Gary Ellis of Islamorada in Florida with the help of his friends, including legendary baseball player Ted Williams, with the purpose of helping the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fund the research to cure CF. Mr. Ellis’s daughter, Nicole, who was born in 1984, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. He and his wife were told that with considerable care, she could live to her early teens. They determined that they would fight CF, and a few years later the tournament was born. At the original tournament, guides, anglers and celebrities from film and sports teamed up on 33 boats to fish for redfish and bonefish. From that tournament came the name “Redbone.” They raised $16,000 that first year and more importantly, introduced CF to the very caring community of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. For Mr. Jack the tournament is more than just fishing. His two-year-old son, Tucker, one of his three children, was diagnosed with CF while still in the womb. He, like Mr. Ellis, is fishing for more than a trophy; he’s fishing to help give his son and other children like him the chance for a better and longer life. In the past two years Redbone has raised over $3 million toward CF research, and there have been significant gains since the tournament first started in 1988 with the life expectancy now around 37 years of age. Recently scientists have developed a nebulizer which has provided dramatic improvements for CF patients. Scientists are now working on a little pill which they expect will arrest the effects of CF.Anglers enjoyed bone Þ sh tournament with local guidesCindy Pinder was a local angler competing in the Baker’s Bay Bonefish Classic held at Abaco Beach Resort. She won the Grand Champion Lady Angler. She is shown here with her guide for the day, Danny Sawyer. The fishermen went with a different guide each day.7 million acres are considered for oil drilling Applications for exploratory oil drilling on two Bahama banks are now being considered by government. Issues to be resolved relate to establishing firm borders with neighbouring countries including Cuba. Three tracts in excess of 2 million acres are in the vicinity of Cay Sal Bank. Seven tracts in excess of five million acres are described as north of Grand Bahama island. Two companies have applied to drill in the Cay Sal area, Privateer Petroleum and Norway’s Statoil. Working together north of Grand Bahama are Atlantic Petroleum Ltd and Bahamas Petroleum Limited. Boundary issues and other matters must be resolved to government’s satisfaction before any permits are actually issued. The area north of Grand Bahama is likely the Blake Plateau which extends from The Bahamas north along the U.S. coast. Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusKitchen Cabinets Regular MattressesSingle Mattress $175 • Box Springs $110 Double Mattress $205 • Box Springs $120Semi Orthopedic Mattresses Single Mattress $190 • Box Springs $120 Double Mattress $225 • Box Springs $125Orthopedic MattressesDouble Mattress $252 • Box Springs $150 Queen Mattress $280 • Box Springs $185 King Mattress $340 • Box Springs $215 Commercial Carpet $12.50 sq. yd. Residential Carpet starting from $18.50Padding • Tack Strip • Seaming Tape • Carpet Metal We bind carpet edges • We install carpets Laminate Flooring • We repair Eureka Vacuum CleanersBed Frames Call or come into our showroom • Located opposite old Lowe’s PharmacyMarsh Harbour • Ph: 367-0546 Ads inThe Abaconian Bring Results

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Crane Truck • Concrete PumpFOR RENTWe sell Septic Tanks 367-0303 or 577-4801Fax: 367-2354 Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen Foods Phone or Fax : 366-2022Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am7pm The Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairBy Samantha V. Evans Margaret Smith and her team from the Christian Counseling Center held a brainstorming session with community partners on April 7th at the center in Marsh Harbour. She wants to increase the community’s awareness of what the counseling does at the center, train volunteers, and increase financial sustainability and volunteer participation. She claims that without gaining more financial support the center may have to close its doors soon. Ms. Smith has been visiting various groups to educate them about the center and contacted churches to refer persons to the center who need help. But the response has not been favorable as many pastors believe that they can handle their own counseling. However, Ms. Smith believes that the center can help beyond what the pastors do. It can provide more in-depth counseling and professional modification skills to help the persons move towards changing their behavior. It can give Christians needed help so they can understand that even though they are serving God, hard times can come their way. She applauded pastors for carrying the load of the community for years before there was a professional counseling center but wants them to know that secondary counseling is available through the center. Ms. Smith hopes that talks, phone calls, meetings with pastors and letters will help them to better reach those who are in need of counseling on the island and garner support for the enterprise. Those present made various other suggestions such as preparing informational packages to give out, preparing an audiotape to email to churches and others and speaking with businesses, organizations including the Chamber of Commerce and government heads of department meetings. Mrs. Smith emphasized how important it is that the center finds a way to financially carry its own weight as the center in Nassau still pays most of the local operational costs. She stated that the Center does get a lot of referrals, primarily from Social Services, but need referrals and financial support from other groups as well. To date, the center gets regular financial support from two Abaco churches. No civic groups or government agencies assist them financially. The center charges a minimal regular fee of between $50 and $70. But if someone is unable to pay, arrangements are made for them to pay on a sliding scale. However, the center does not turn anyone away even if they cannot pay the fees. Most clients are pro bono as they are referred through Social Services. Hence, the center is appealing to the public to help them fill this financial gap. They are also looking for two to three persons to volunteer between the hours of 3:30-5:30 p.m. to answer the phone and to assist with counseling. The volunteer counselors must be Christians and training will be made available for the volunteers. Ms. Smith is hoping that civic groups as well as more churches and second homeowners will donate to the Center. The center has the 501 “C3” status, which means that donations from U.S. residents will be tax exempt.Counselors meets with community leaders Engagement is announcedMichelle Rees of Palm Beach, daughter of James and Donna Rees of Abaco is engaged to Zak Pfeiffer of Fort Pierce. Mr. Pfeiffer is the son of Donald and Maria Pfeiffer of Fort Pierce. Ms. Rees graduated from Florida Tech with a master’s degree in ocean engineering. She is employed by Coastal Planning & Engineerng Inc., Boca Raton, as a coastal engineer. Mr. Pfeiffer graduated from Florida Tech with a master’s degree in systems engineering. He is employed by Trition Group Technologies, Jupiter as a mechanical engineer. The couple plan to marry Nov. 12. Michelle Rees and Zak PfeifferBahamian earns top recognitionBy Canishka Alexander It seems like ages ago when Tevon Strachan wanted to be a graphic artist. What never entered his mind was that he would visit places like Shanghai, Qingdao, and Vancouver as a captain in the maritime industry. He is appreciative to Shanals Johnson, Senior Mistress of St. Francis de Sales School, the school he attended, as she was the one to encourage him to participate in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps. Strachan was also fortunate to have the support of his principal, Josephine Kumar, his family and friends. As he looks back now, he is glad that he became a cadet corp. It was a life-changing experience. From there he went to Suny Maritime College in New York. After graduating, he went on to complete his captain’s license course where he acquired his B Captain’s License and then the A Captain’s License. Even more astounding is how young he is, and this 19-year-old man is not planning to slow down any time soon because he has much more to accomplish. Strachan said his next stop was Holland College in Canada where he became certified in bridge watch, basic marine, first aid, and earned a standard training certification in watchkeeping. He was chosen as the top leader in his class. He subsequently completed a threemonth contract with Campbell Shipping in Nassau. As far as what’s next in his life that has suddenly become a fast-paced one, Strachan said he was preparing himself for a scholarship interview with Cal Maritime that was scheduled for end of the April, so that he could complete his training in maritime. He said he plans to major in marine transportation and minor in global studies and marine affairs. A requirement of the school is that he returns to work on a Bahamian flag vessel for two years, and Strachan said he determined climb up the ranks until he becomes a master sergeant. His goal is to be beneficial to The Bahamas’ maritime industry by working with the Bahamas Cadet Corps because he sees it as a vast industry, yet it is limited when it comes to Bahamians. Strachan said Bahamians ought to grasp the industry while there’s no one in it because it is going to grow. People in the News

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 Arrested April 28, 2010Arraigned April 29, 2010 By Timothy Roberts Marva Brown, Senior Assistant Secretary of the Department of Public Service, gave Abaco’s government department heads an introduction to the Government of The Bahamas’ Service Improvement Program on April 13. The program, which began in New Providence two years ago, follows the mandate of The Bahamas Government to achieve significant quantifiable improvement in service delivery by government agencies. Abaco is the second island to participate in the program. The program was built on a series of studies, surveys and analysis performed through the College of The Bahamas. The Government Service Improvement Seminar was heldanalysis of the data showed an immediate need to improve the government sector’s service. In tackling this problem the Department of Public Service joined with the Caribbean Centre for Administration and Development that helped them create a vision for service agencies through training programs. They created a Service Improvement Unit to monitor and evaluate the progress of the program throughout the various agencies, and created a code of quality service booklet. The program will be monitored obtaining feedback from the public via comment cards. A seminar was held on April 13 for heads of government departments to encourage government employees to give better service. The two presenters were Carla Henderson and Marva Brown. Shown are Administrator Benjamin Pinder, Deputy Administrator Whelma Colebrook, Ms. Henderson, Ms. Brown, Administrator Cephas Cooper, Anna Cote from the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour and Administrator Theophilus Cox. By Jennifer Hudson During the past few weeks there has been a huge influx of Portuguese man-owar on the beaches of Abaco. According to Olivia Patterson of Friends of the Environment, these creatures have been washing up on all of the ocean beaches of Abaco. These jelly-like marine animals have no independent means of propulsion so either drift on currents or catch the wind. They are, therefore, washed ashore when the winds are blowing onshore which is what has been happening recently here. From all accounts far more have been washed up this year than normal and Ms. Patterson stated that the “old timers” say that this is far more than they have ever seen before. On March 28 Joey and Alanna Bass walked along the beach at Bahama Palm Shores and in the space of half a mile picked up 41 of these creatures and placed them in a bucket they found on the beach. The tentacles of these creatures get tangled in the seaweed when they wash up and so they then die. People were not able to swim for several days as the Portuguese man-o-war were floating in large numbers just off shore; they can be found in groups of 1,000 or more. These creatures look like fragile blue/purple bubbles measuring 12 inches in length and five inches in width. This gas-filled bladder sits above the water. They are often mistaken for jelly fish but are in fact not one creature but a colony of organisms working together. Their long, thin tentacles are a second organism and can extend 165 feet below the surface though 30 feet is more average. Alanna Bass commented on the beauty of these creatures and described them as “moving in a caterpillar-like way, lifting their bodies and inching along.” Despite their beauty, the Portuguese man-o-war are covered in venom-filled nematocysts which they use to paralyze other small creatures. For humans this sting is excruciatingly painful and though rarely deadly it can cause fever, shock and interference with heart and lung action. If stung, a person should pick off any visible tentacles and the area should then be rinsed in fresh or salt water. Ice should be applied for pain. The toxin secreted from the tentacles of the Portuguese man-o-war is 75 percent as powerful as cobra venom. The most common results of contact with a Portuguese man o war are whip-like red, wavy, stringy welts on the skin from contact with the blue tentacles. Ms. Patterson alerted the national radio station to issue warnings to swimmers about the influx of Portuguese man-o-war advising people to stay out of the water when these creatures are present. Persons should beware of man-o-war after they have been washed up onshore since even after they are dead they can still deliver a sting.Portuguese Man-O-War are invading our watersPolice reminder to motorists: Obey the speed limits. The life you save may be your own.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 In accordance with the Road Traf Þ c Act Chapter 220 Statue Laws of the Bahamas, the inspection and licensing of All Public Service vehicles will be carried out in New Providence and the Family Islands beginning 3rd May thru Monday, 31st May, 2010. Owners and Operators of these vehicles must ensure that the total numbers of vehicles covered by their franchise are presented for Inspection and Licensing. Further, all franchise holders must produce the following documents for Licensing and Inspection: 1. Valid Insurance 2. Valid Business License 3. Grant Letter 4. Franchise Payment Receipt 5. Bank Certi Þ ed Cheque or cash Road Traf Þ c Department PUBLIC NOTICEAll Franchise Holders Monarch Air Group 5535 NW 23 Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954.958.0445 954.958.0447 (fax)On Demand Aircraft Charter ServicesCost effective small and large cargo aircraft, operated by experienced flight crews Linked to US Customs via AMS for goods shipped to the U.S. Call Us Today! Your Cargo SpecialistsStealing from a Vehicle A Dundas Town resident left his car locked in front of his house in the afternoon of April 2 when he went to Nassau. On returning April 6 he found a smashed window, and an extensive sound system had been stolen. Assault A Nassau woman was beaten by her boyfriend in Crossing Rocks after midnight on April 5. Dangerous Drug Four Guana Cay residents were arrested just before dawn on April 4 when a search warrant was activated at their residence. Substances believed to be two ounces of marijuana and 18 packets of cocaine were discovered. The four were arrested although only one man claimed to be the owner of the substances. Dangerous Drugs At dawn on April 4 police executed a search warrant and discovered marijuana in a Guana Cay residence resulting in the resident’s arrest.. Stolen Vessel An Albury 23-foot outboard boat with two 225 HP Yamaha engines was stolen from a Casuarina Point residence about 9 p.m. on April 1. The registration number is AB030289-CP Stealing A Murphy Town resident parked his car behind his house on April 2 and left for Nassau. Returning on April 4, he discovered a broken window, and his sound system components had been stolen. Assault After midnight at the ferry dock at Treasure Cay on April 5 a police officer noted an angry crowd that erupted into fighting. In attempting to disperse the crowd, several young men threatened him with a cutlass and a handgun. Other officers assisted in dispersing the crowd which went faster after one of the officers discharged a shotgun in the air. The original assailants disappeared into the crowd. Dangerous Drugs During a routine traffic check at 5 pm on April 5, three Treasure Cay residents were found to have marijuana in their car. The driver claimed the drugs were his and will appear in court on April 6. Grievous Harm A Dundas Town woman was assaulted while at the Regatta beach in Sandy Point about 8 pm on April 5. She refused the advances of a Dundas Town man. He hit her causing her to fall. He then stomped on her. The next day the assailant was arrested and confined to a cell. Disorderly Behaviour A Murphy Town man was arrested before dawn on April 4 while on the S.C. Bootle Highway. He was throwing missiles, using obscene language and acting disorderly. Finding and Stealing About 4:30 on April 2 a woman inadvertently left her wallet at a beauty salon in Dundas Town. She returned later and retrieved the wallet but discovered that $491 in cash was missing. Assault A patron at a bar on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour was assaulted about midnight on April 2. Domestic Dispute About 8:30 p.m. on April 2 a Murphy Town woman heard a dispute at her neighbour’s house resulting in some property damage. Apparently a woman got a ride home from the beach when her boyfriend lost his car keys. However, he got to her house before she did which caused him to accuse her of cheating on him. Thjis led to an argument which ultimately resulted in the property damage. Causing Harm About 7 p.m. on April 4 a young man was hit in the eye while playing basketball on the court in the Mud. The assailant was angry when a play was called foul. House Breaking A Treasure Cay man had his villa broken into about dusk on April 1. A screen was removed allowing the door to be unlocked. Jewelry and coins were stolen. House breaking About 6 pm on April 5 a door was forced open on a house on Green Turtle Cay. Antiques and cash were taken. Incest A 14-year-old girl living in the Mud was discovered to be pregnant after having sex with her uncle while visiting him in Nassau. Assault A Marsh Harbour resident was assaulted while stopped at the traffic light about 4:30 on April 10. The assailant was identified and turned himself in on April 12 accompanied by his attorney. Stealing A Murphy Town woman had a laptop computer stolen out of her bag while at the Marsh Harbour airport in the afternoon of April 11. Damages A Dundas Town woman had her car windshield smashed by a rock while she was driving on Forest Drive at dusk on April 9. Causing Harm A five-year-old boy was injured when hit in the face by a piece of wire. The boy had played with the assailant’s chicken. This happened about 5 p.m. on April 8 in the Mud. Assault During mid-afternoon on April 12 a Dundas Town man was assaulted by his wife’s grandson. Assault with a Deadly Instrument After lunch on April 12, a Dundas Town woman was sitting with a friend in her parked car in Central Pines when the driver of another car intentionally ran into the passenger side of her car where she was siting. Assault A Grand Cay man was assaulted by a man he knew at noon on April 12 while near the Grand Cay school. Missing Person An 11-year-old boy was reported missing about 10 p.m. in Hope Town on April 14. He was found the next morning in good health. Stealing During the night of April 14 a car parked at the Arawak dock in Marsh Harbour was broken into and an amplifier and speakers were stolen. Causing Harm The ex-boyfriend of a Dundas Town woman was upset with her and entered her house at 3:45 in the morning on April 18 after smashing a window to gain entry. Once inside, he punched and kicked her, causing her to seek medical attention. Shop Breaking A Dundas Town man had his storage shed broken into around noon on April 16. Stolen were shoes, a jacket, ice cream and a ham. A man was later arrested. Causing Harm Hot cooking oil was thrown on a woman at “Dis-we-style” Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. In retaliation, the injured woman responded by throwing hot cooking oil on her assailant. Injuries were caused as a result. Both women were arrested for fighting. Assault A woman was assaulted at a nightclub in Marsh Harbour by her estranged husband who punched her and threw a drink on her. As a result of the investigation, both parties were arrested. Causing Damage A woman at a nightclub in Marsh Harbour broke the rear window of a patron’s car parked there. This happened after midnight on April 18. House Breaking A vacation home on Police Crime Report Please see Crime Page 23

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 NOTICEIN THE ESTATE OF CRYSTAL CHARMAINE LOWE domiciled and late of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certi ed in writing to the undersigned on or before 12th May, 2010 after which date the Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which they shall then have had notice AND all persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before 12th May, 2010. V.M. Lightbourn & Co. Attorneys for the Executors P.O. Box AB 20365 Bay Street, Marsh Harbour Abaco, The Bahamas P.O. Box AB-20180, Marsh Harbour, AbacoMammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113Dr. Akazie Mon & Fri Dr. Carnille Farquharson Wednesday A General Practioner is on staff Monday through Saturday Dr. Francis Biney Monday and Friday Dr. Timothy Williams Every other Sat . Call for appointments with these doctors Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner Dr. Patrick Cargill Cardiologist Dr. Gerrard Klassen General Sergeon Dr Armbrister Natural Chinese Medicine Dr. George Charite Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Emergencies Herman Johnson Ultrasound Tech May 1, 2010 Dr. R George Knowles Obstetrician / Gynecologist May 8, 2010 Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne Ultrasound May 8, 2010 Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor May 11-14, 2010 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea May 13, 2010 Dr. Duranda Ash Ophthamologist May 15, 2010 Dr. Shamanique Bodie Obstetrician / Gynecologist May 15, 2010 Dr. Augusting Obueyi Internist / Dermatologist May 15, 2010 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist May 19, 2010 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist May 20, 2010 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist May 21, 2010 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing May 21-22, 2010 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) May 22, 2010 Dr. Freeman Lockhart Othopedic Surgeon May 28 , 2010 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist May 29, 2010 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram May 29, 2010 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 frontBy Timothy Roberts In its continuing efforts to police Abaco and create a safer community, the Royal Bahamas Police Force offers the following tips to homeowners and businesses as it relates to break-ins. Criminals will often stake-out a home or business before attempting a break-in. So it is important to be aware and take note of suspicious persons in your neighborhood or around your shop. It is very important, particularly for businesses, to have surveillance and alarm systems installed which will not only alert you to a break-in, but possibly help identify the perpetrator. Business owners need to know their employees’ backgrounds. Always check references and follow up on character issues. Especially when depositing large amounts of money, make sure you consistently change routes, routines and times. Police can be called in to provide an escort to the bank. If you are held up, do not resist, but comply with the burglar so that no harm comes to anyone. Do not stare directly in the criminal’s face, but do note his footwear, clothing or any identifying marks on his body. Read newspapers and listen to the news so that you can be aware of crime trends and be better equipped to prevent a crime happening to you. Share information with other business owners in your area and report suspicious persons to each other and the police. Ensure your home and business is well secured by installing suitable locks on all doors, windows and sliding glass doors. Make sure whenever leaving or before you go to bed that all doors and windows are locked and secured. Homeowners should make certain that the outside of their home is well lit and that it is not easy to see inside. However, businesses should ensure that inside is well lit in order that any movement inside can be easily seen from the outside. Record serial numbers and/or place identifying marks on valuable items, electronics, power tools and more to ensure that if they are stolen, they are easily identifiable, making it more likely that you may recover them. For residences, do not allow strangers an opportunity to see what is inside your house, and make sure valuable items are not visible from outside. Secure personal and valuable items in case a break-in does occur. Trim overgrown bushes and hedges around your home removing hiding places for criminals who would lie in wait or use the cover to break-in unseen. Make sure you have a peep hole with 180 degree viewing angle installed in your door and always check to see who is knocking before opening your door. Get to know your neighbors and be each other’s keeper. Establish a group of responsible and concerned homeowners and start neighborhood crime watches. By Timothy Roberts Let it be known that if you are trying to smuggle illegal narcotics into Abaco through the airport, Kira will sniff you out and will not let you get away. Kira is a police dog stationed at the airport along with Police Constable Eltura Deveaux, who together make up the K-9 Unit that guards our entry points, whether it be the airport or the docks. They received the Exemplary Performance Award for the month of April from the Abaco division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. Kira is a Belgium Shepherd, who trained with Constable Deveaux at Daytona Beach, Florida, learning to ferret out drugs and illegal contraband, such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines. Const. Deveaux continues Kira’s training several times a week in order to keep her senses sharp. Const. Deveaux said he wants to “send a strong message to anyone who comes through this airport or through the ferry docks that as long as me and K-9 Kira are around, along with Reserve [Marty] Albury and Cpl. [Ziggy] Davis, we will find you; we will apprehend you and we will put you before the courts.” He advised that anyone who is involved in any illegal activities do the right thing. Const. Deveaux and Kira are also called upon at times to assist with search warrants at homes, boats, vehicles and, on occasion, aircraft of persons suspected of possessing illegal narcotics. Before coming to Marsh Harbour, Const. Deveaux and Kira were involved in an operation at Turks and Caicos and enjoyed great success in the detection of illegal drugs. The K-9 Unit is divided into three specialized areas: bomb, attack and drugs. Some police dogs are focused on one area. However, some dogs are trained to serve dual purposes, such as drug and attack. Kira is busy at work at the Marsh Harbour airport sniffing for drugs. She and Const. Eltura Deveaux are a team that is usually at the Marsh Harbour airport but they also do duty at the freight dock and other areas of Abaco Police K-9 Unit searches for drugsGreen Turtle Cay was broken into during the night of April 19 with alcoholic beverages being stolen. Assault Report A woman attending a nightclub in Marsh Harbour after midnight on April 20 was punched in her mouth by her exboyfriend after an argument. Drowning An American visitor, James Stuart Jackson, died while SCUBA diving off Porgies Cay near Hope Town. His companion recovered the body and attempted CPR. A passing sailboat gave assistance. Assault with a Deadly Instrument After midnight on April 25 two women on Grand Cay got into an argument with two younger women who subsequently knocked them down with a golf cart, then beat them. Burglary A 14-year-old Grand Cay girl screamed when she awoke at 3:30 a.m. on April 17 on discovering a man in her bedroom. She was able to identify the man who fled when she screamed. Threats of Death A Grand Cay woman was threatened with death by her exboyfriend calling in her bedroom window about 1 a.m. on April 4. He threatened to kill her, then himself whenever he encountered her. He was subsequently arrested.Crime From Page 22 Police Crime Tips – Break-ins

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 William Alvin ThorndycraftThank you to everyone who has been praying for Bill and me, those who visited, sent cards and ß owers, called and kept us in your thoughts. I am devastated to lose my beloved husband. There are many of you who want to pay your proper respects to Bill, and I sincerely appreciate that. Thank you to the decent and respectable members of the community who are standing by me. I welcome any opportunity to discuss his life-threatening condition, the medical information access code given to family members and the way, over twenty years ago, God helped me gain sobriety. Thank you to the medical team at JFK, Drs. Boyce and Swarna, Dave Lowe, Julie Higgs and her mother, Pete and Joy Funston, Denise Todd, Alisha Russell, BREA, the Presbyterian Kirk of the Pines and so many others. Please remember Bill with the dignity and honour he so richly deserves. Sandra Thorndycraft St. John the Baptist and St. Martin’s Anglican ChurchesAnnual BazaarGames • Food • FunSaturday, May 29, 2010On Church Grounds • Marsh Harbour Fun Begins at 11 am Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bsBackpacks Calculators Clocks Computer Bags / Portfolios Coolers Ice Desk Accessories Drinkware Executive Toys Key Holders Mp3 / Radios Note Holders Stress Relievers Technology Tools Totes / Duffels Travel / Leisure Writing Instruments Promote your business Why & How? Attract new customers Increase repeat business Inspire customer loyalty Improve client relations Reactivate old accounts Build an image By Timothy Roberts Suspected boat thief Anwar Seymour of Spring City appeared before Magistrate Crawford McKee on April 12 to answer charges brought against him for the alleged thefts of a white 28-foot WhiteWater boat with twin 250 HP Evinrude engines, a GPS system and a VHF radio, altogether valued at $143,200, the property of a Green Turtle Cay resident. On 7th April, 2010, the suspect was arrested after being on the run for over a month. Acting on information, police caught the wanted man in a vehicle in Freeport, Grand Bahama. After being arrested, Seymour attempted to hide his identity by giving a false name to the police. However, the officers recognized his face from a wanted poster. As a result, he was charged with deceit to a police officer and appeared before Magistrate Helen Jones in Freeport to answer to the charge. He pleaded guilty to that charge, was convicted and fined $500 or two months at Her Majesty’s Prison. However, before he could be sent to prison, Detective Farrington, Criminal Detective Unit Abaco, arrived in Freeport to interview him for the alleged thefts on Abaco. He was consequently charged with two counts of Stealing & Receiving for the thefts and transported to Marsh Harbour for court arraignment. On 12th April, 2010, Anwar Seymour appeared before Magistrate Crawford McKee. When the charges were read to him, Seymour pleaded not guilty to all four charges. When the question of bail arose, Seymour asked Magistrate McKee to consider that he has his mother, grandBy Timothy Roberts A newly formed group, Abaco Animals Rescue Coalition, has come together with a commitment to help vulnerable and needy animals across the island through the education of the island’s children, young adults and the communities they live in. Tired of witnessing the continuing plight of stray and starving dogs and cats in the community and the mounting incidents of cruelty, neglect and indifference, a group of concerned persons along with members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Ministry of Agriculture have come together to address the problems surrounding our relationship with and responsibility towards animals. Recognizing the need for better education, the Coalition has visited two schools in the Sandy Point and Cherokee communities to share information on correct pet care and to reinforce the fact that cruelty to animals is a serious issue and is against the law. The group intends to make regular school visits with the aim to raise the quality of treatment of pets and animals on Abaco through various education and animal awareness initiatives, starting this May with a Pet Poetry Competition. On a recent walkabout, members of the group handed out leaflets on Responsible Pet Ownership in Dundas Town and Murphy Town. The group and the information offered were very well received, and they were able to discuss issues relating to stray dogs and the need for a spay and neuter program. The group is a coalition of several groups who care deeply about animals. Anyone who shares this concern is welcome to join. “Together we can become the powerful, united force needed to create positive change for Abaco’s animals,” said Jennifer Zehler, Coalition secretary. “We aim to assist the police as they work to enforce the laws of animal protection throughout Abaco. Person arrested and charged with boat theftAnwar Seymour in the striped shirt is leaving the Magistrate’s court where he was arraigned on charges of stealing a 28-foot WhiteWater boat, a GPS and VHF. Escorting him out is Sgt. Farquharson.Abaco Animals Rescue Coalition is formedmother and brother depending on him for income and pleaded for the court to grant him bail on the conditions that he sign into the Marsh Harbour Police Station and surrender his travel documents. The Magistrate, however, denied bail on the grounds that he is likely to avoid trial by evading police as he did previously. As a result, Seymour was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until 17th July, 2010, the date set for his trial. A group of concerned persons, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Ministry of Agriculture are working together to educate the public on the proper care of animals. Some have handed out leaflets and talked with people in Murphy Town and Dundas Town while others are visiting schools to talk to school children. The laws against cruelty to animals are in place; now they need to be enforced. Remember Conservation begins with YOU

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-3673677 Assistant. Great opportunity. Must have: data entry, accounting, scheduling, sales & marketing experience. Knowledge of website creation, graphics, Quickbooks, familiar with a Mac Plus. Email resume to d4ssale@yahoo. com. Female Help Wanted . Young girl or woman, single with no attachments to help take care of elderly lady 24/6. Sunday off. Cook and take care of house. Room and Board plus salary. Call 367-0001 HELP WANTED COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR RENT Retail/Office space available for lease at Royal Harbour Village. Spacious first floor unit and charming second floor space. Available now. Call 367-3262 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Bahama Coral Island Lot (108 x 100) for sale $20,000 net. Owner financing available. Must sell! Call 577-0650 Bahama Palm Shores 2bed/2bath fully furnished. $1200/ mo. Call 367-3472 Central Pines Sub. Charming and delightful. 3bed/2bath apartment w/ central A/C available. Semi-furnished and/or fully furnished. Serious inquiries only. Contact 367-4006/5514742 Cove Estates 2bed/2bath fully furnished. Call 367-2446 Government Sub 3bed/2bath, fully furnished, A/C. Please call 475-0824 for further information. Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. Harbour view, fully furnished and equipped. Available weekly or long term. Call 904-982-2762 Hope Town Specialist . A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reuinions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2bed/1bath, furnished, with A/C, with washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour , Eastern Shores, Vacation weekly, 4bed/3bath, water views, private dock. www.tidesedgebahamas.com Marsh Harbour Gov sub apt, 2bed/2bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5pm. Marsh Harbour Executive Rentals now available at the Crossing Waterfront Condominiums, Crossing Beach, 2 and 3 bed apartments available! Call 367-5454, 577-0047 or 5770277 Sweetings Village 1 bedroom apartment. Fully furnishedm washer, dryer and central A/C. $750.00 per month. Phone contact: 577-6571 Treasure Cay Charming 2bed/1bath beach cottage for rent. Fully furnished. A/C, washer/ dryer. Reasonably priced. Call 365-4105 Treasure Cay 2bed/2bath, unfurnished villa for rent. Call 365-4105 Bahama Coral Island Lot (108x100) for sale $20,0000.00 net. Owner financing available. Must sell! Call 577-0650 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet or www.hopetown.com RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Shipwreck Subdivision Lots starting at $65,000 and up 2bed/1.5bath for sale, $325,000. Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006 Shipwreck Subdivision , 2 bed/3bath waterfront, comes with dock slip. Asking $675,000. Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006 Shipwreck Subdivion , 10 Lots for sale, $65,000 Each, will finance 50 per cent. Call for details 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006 Treasue Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft. townhouse all with deep water docks & garages! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500’s www. pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521 or 1800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of Marina View Dr. Model open M-F 9-4.30pm or by appointment. Treasure Cay , private beach access, 2 bdr. loft, 1 bath, in-law apt (separate meter) 2 car garage, financing available. Make offer. For more info email: TC4asale2010@yahoo.com Turtle Rocks , Vacant property 185 x 100 lot in Leisure Lee for sale. Call 367-8383 after 6 or 458-4320 WPB Condo Furnished 2bed/1bath; A/C, internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB Community College. Short walk to major shopping & restaurants. Price reduced $75,000. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-3654218 evenings PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Hope Town Approx. 50’ from lower public dock with view of lighthouse. Valued at B$260,000. Email:malavon58@yahoo.com or call 242-362-1575 Galleon Bay Estates , Treasure Cay, waterfront lot bulkhead. $225,000 Cal 843-263-4050 Little Abaco , 6.25 acres with 100 feet of waterfront for $55,000. Call 366-0767 or 242427-5316 Marsh Harbour , Cove Estates, 3bed/2bath with a 1bed/1bath apartment. Located in Cove Estates in quiet neighbourhood. Serious inquiries only. Call 577-0581 Marsh Harbour Triplex, 2-1bed/1/bath apts 1-2bed/1bath apt. Call 577-0281 for deatils. Ocean Ridge Estates , Great Guana Cay. Lots starting at $4140,000 and up to $250,000. All lots come with boat slips. Call 242-475-2479 or 242-365-5006 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Classi Þ ed Advertisements First Assemblies of God has drive-in movie By Samantha V. Evans The Youth Department of First Assemblies of God began showing Christian movies during the month of March. The drive-in theater is at the old Maxwell location in Marsh Harbour. On April 3rd the movie Passion of the Christ was shown that depicted the experience of Jesus’ betray, suffering and crucifixion as interpreted by Mel Gibson. Families were able to sit in their cars and watch the movie on the big white screen. It was reminiscent of drive-in movies of yesterday and those one sees in movies. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoy this movie in remembrance of the death of Christ. Bethany Gospel Chapel has Family Fun Days By Samantha V. Evans The church family of Bethany Gospel Chapel held two days of Family Fun Day on Good Friday, April 2nd, and Easter Monday, April 5th. Lots of food was available on sale including fish and pancakes, macaroni and conchy conch fritters. There were lots of games including volleyball and dominoes. Many people came out to supChurch News port the event which lasted well into the evening. It gave the youth and adults a time to bond and to laugh together. On Friday volleyball and domino tournaments were held. The volleyball tournament especially was funny as the amateur players of the three teams made some serious foul plays and unexplainable misses. At the end of the event the winning team headed by Steve Davis received the trophy. At the domino tournament the competition was fierce as dozens of persons entered. The winner of this tournament was Nathan Darville, who received a trophy. Both trophies were given out at the Easter Sunday church service held on April 4th. This event was organized by Dellarese Davis. Friendship Tabernacle holds Positive Youth ConcertBy Samantha V. Evans Friday nights are usually special for youth across the country as church youth groups have their activities. On April 16th Friendship Tabernacle Church was packed from top to bottom as DJ Counselor and other artists from New Providence were present to entertain Abaco Youth with clean gospel music. Young and older alike were present and had a great time dancing and singing to the music provided in a family atmosphere. Also performing was Ryan Jupp, rappers from Friendship Tabernacle Youth Group, RayGina and many others.Youth Forum at Church of God Dundas Town By Samantha V. Evans On April 9th a youth forum was held at Church of God Dundas Town at which time a panel of experts was on hand to speak to and answer questions raised by the youth on matters they found most pressing. In attendance was the youth group from Friendship Tabernacle Church who asked a number of questions about what they should be doing at their age that is appropriate. They spoke about various types of music, how a person dresses and wears their hair, and the various sexual cultures that are rising up in the Bahamas. Some of the youth leaders had varying views on hair. At the end of the various discussions, the young people realized that it is their heart and soul that must be pleasing in the eyes of God and not so much their choice in clothing or hair style. Members of the panel included police officers and youth pastors from Abaco and Grand Bahamas, and health service professionals.Re:FocusBy Timothy Roberts New Vision Ministries hosted a weekend of praise and worship highlighted by powerful and challenging preaching when musician Aaron Keyes and pastor and author Francis Chan held services on April 10-11 under the theme Re:Focus – No matter where we are in life we can use refocusing. Mr. Keyes led a spirit-filled worship service. He and his band have visited twice before and have come to love Abaco. “The scenery is hard to beat,” he said, and the people at the church “are like a big family.” Mr. Keyes, who has been doing praise and worship for 12 years, said, “We focus on playing music to help people focus on God.” Mr. Chan spoke about the way we often are too casual with God and led the audience to imagine God as He is described in the Bible, so that we cam come to Him with the respect and adoration he deserves. 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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian May 1, 2010 Business Service Directory Big Cat EquipmentRentals : • Backhoe • Dump Trucks • D3, D5 & D8 Tractors • Payloaders • Excavators Services: • Land clearing • Fill, rock, sand, soil • Trenching Foundations Tel: 242-367-2655 • Fax: 242-367-2464 Cell: 242-577-5322 • 242-359-6839 Abaco 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@yahoo.com www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonaldPhone 577-0184 • 577-0220 P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass and Mirrors Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsDon MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Do You Want Cheaper Utility Bills? Install a solar hot water heater for your home or swimming pool Contact Solar World Bahamas Suppliers and installers of solar powered systems manufactured in the USA since 1977 Fully U.S. certi ed and wind tested to 180 mph! Call Solar World Bahamas Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 1 242 366 0250 € E mail: info@solarworldbahamas.com www.solarworldbahamas.com Serving all of Abaco and its cays 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 AluminumCerti Þ ed Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Taylor Park playing field was a bustle, visiting children would come to watch and were always invited to join in. Soccer was a great success with as many as 40 team players – quite an accomplishment on a five-mile long island. But soccer in Hope Town was more than just a game, it was a coming together time for families, children from all walks of life and races playing together for a common goal (pun intended!). Nicole’s motto lives on.. Make It Happen Special thanks to Chris and Michelle for making soccer “happen” in Hope Town.Sports From Page 18 By Samantha V. Evans Across the Bahamas, the month of April is observed as Child Protection Month. The theme chosen for this year was A Child’s Life is Precious, Take a Moment to Care. The month began with a church service at Friendship Tabernacle Church on April 8th. The purpose of this service was to share information about child abuse and protection with the community. It is especially important that community partners realize all that they do to ensure that the children are protected. According to Ms. Charlemae Fernander, her department makes every effort to wipe out abuse against children and bring offenders to justice. In preparation for the start of this month, an essay competition was launched inviting students to write on the theme for this month. The guest speaker for the service was Pastor Rex Carey, Assistant Pastor of Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Crown Haven who told the children to obey their parents as it is the right thing to do. They should make it a habit to do their chores. He told them to focus on learning and get a good education. Education is important, he added, so that they can accomplish great things in life. He told the children that when they listen to their parents that it makes it easy for them. He encouraged the children to let their lives be a good example for their friends He told them to focus on getting a college degree after they complete high school and to take more time and pride in selecting friends of integrity who have goals for their lives. There are many jobs out their but he told the children that they must get the right education to qualify themselves for employment. It is the role of parents to raise their children in the way they should go and to put guidelines and boundaries in place. By Samantha V. Evans World-class athlete and Bahamian record holder for the discus and shot put, Laverne Eve, was on Abaco April 10-13. She visited the two Abaco public high schools, S.C. Bootle and Abaco Central High School, to motivate the students and inform them of the many scholarships available in sports. Ms. Eve spoke to the students about becoming “Bahamian Patriots,” stating that working hard, focusing on doing well in school and honing their athletic talent will open up opportunities to attain scholarships. Ms. Eve is a veteran Bahamian athlete. She began her sports career at an early age by playing softball and volleyball and was introduced to the Carifta Games by her Bahamian athlete Laverne Eve motivates studentscoach Stephanie Rahming while in Nassau. Competing at the Carifta Games opened up an opportunity for Ms. Eve to improve her skills and ultimately perform at the World Games and the Olympics. For two of the four years that she took part in the Carifta Games she received an award for being the Most Outstanding Athlete in the shot put, discus and javelin. She later went to junior college in Oklahoma, then attended Louisiana State University. After her college days she specialized in javelin, training at Baton Rouge. It was as a result of this training that Ms. Eve started throwing further and ended up performing in 10 World Games and five Olympic Games. Ms. Eve won a Bronze Medal at the World Cup and Gold at the CAC Games. She still holds the record for the discus and javelin in The Bahamas. Ms. Eve stated that competing at such elite events is exciting, especially since at the time she started The Bahamas was only known for producing sprinters. She was one of the few Caribbean throwers and she enjoyed being able to represent The Bahamas well. Ms. Eve, now semiretired, still has her mind set on winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games. She plans to work alongside Laverne Eve, right, is a Bahamian record holder for the discus and javelin. She visited Abaco to motivate students to study and work hard. She told them about scholarships available to good athletes. Pictured with her is Whelma Colebrook, Deputy Administrator. Senior Deputy Island Administrator Whelma Colebrooke with her sports program on Abaco, which will involve holding clinics for the coaches and throwers to help them learn the fundamentals of throwing. Ms. Eve, impressed with the sporting talent displayed by the Family Islands during a recent national track event in Nassau, is excited about the prospect of developing her throwing program, which she plans to take around The Bahamas. She feels it both her pleasure and obligation to help Bahamians get to world or Olympic events. “That’s what this is all about”, she said, “seeing students become world-class athletes and knowing that you helped them to get there”Social Services Observes Child Protection Month

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May 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 Boat Rental Business , Turn Key, fully operational, good equipemtn and established business. For more information call 242-475-5543 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 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 242-3673677 BUSINESS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Mortar Mixer , Whitman WM90P, 9cuft, 9HP Honda, $2,000. 242-367-5032 Spiral Staircase $800.00, heavy duty steel, missing handrail has bulustrade. 114’ max height -24’ w/ steps. Marsh Harbour contact chum@gmail.com Washers , dryer, waterheaters, small electrical appliances and electrical repairs. Call Juan at 367-2753 or 551-5180 4 Ton Kenmore Central Air Condition 10 seat, contact Joel 5770390 VEHICLES FOR SALE 2008 white Hyundai truck , crew cab, diesel, spray bedliner, full undercoating, always garaged, approx 1500 mi. Available to see May 2-9 only. US $20,000. 850-997-4280 2006 Nissan Ultima , black, 2.5L $18,000 O.B.O. Call 367-0670 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 19’ Boat Trailer , lights. Can be seen at Abaco Outboards. $1700. Call Buddy at 365-6152 RIB Novurania 12 ft w/ 40 HP Honda. $6,000. 242-367-5032 JetSkis , 2 Yamaha 4 stroke FX HO Cruisers 2004, 2005, 2007 models for $5K, $7K, $9K. Low Hours, well maintained. 242-367-5032 2007 115 Evinrude Etec 25’ shaft 600hrs. Asking $3,000. ph. 365-6143 or 357-6540 17’ Zodiac Yachtline 1999 RIB , 2008 Evinrude E-Tech 90 horsepower engine. Single axle galvanized trailor included boat and trailer great condition. Pontoon replacxed in ‘07. Asking $7,000 O.B.O. Contact Josh 242-3758238 or email wjerickson@gmail.com 20’ Albury Bros with new 150HP Mercury Opti-Max. Built in gas and fresh water tanks, trim tabs, new Awl-grip paint. Excellent condition. $42,000 Contact William at (H)3656293 or (C) 357-6654 20’ Hydrasport in excellent condition w/ Ttop, rocket launcher, live baitwell. 85 gal gas tank, hydralic steering available with or without 150HP Evinrude Etec for $12,000 or $4,000. Call 366-0038 for further info. Delivery is available. 20’ Whaler Outrage , twin four strkoe 115 Yamaha, low hours. T-top w/ electronics incl. GPS. Very clear. DUTY PAID. 25K. Email coyotegold@gmail.com. 21’ Offshore hull w/ center console, captplug@gmail.com or 366-0038 22’ Privateer hull w/ center console. captplug@gmail.com or 366-0038 23’ Sea Craft CC. 225 HP Evinrude, rocket launcher, GPS/fishfinder, outriggers, fiberglass T-top w/ radio bopx, VHF. Dual alum Trailer, 1 owner, excellent condition. DUTY PAID. Maker offer. dmh@gojade.org or 954727-5377 23’ Neptune Cuddy Cabin 200HP Evinrude 140 hrs. VHF color fish finder, trim tabs, full canvas, dive platform, excellent condition $12,750 O.B.O. Tom 367-3875, 359-6229 24’ Glasstream (2007) new engine Yamaha 200HP 2 stroke. Boat is in excellent condition. Asking $23,000 O.B.O. Call 366-0722 or 5770277 24’ Grady White 200HP 2003 Evinrude 190hrs, new teak trim, cushions, radio depth/ fish H20 temp finder, auto bilge pump, engine flush connect bumpers, anchors, lines, jackets etc. $17,900. Call 365-8848 25’ Mako, T-top , new engines, tank & electric etc. $28,000. Contact 901-082-3657 pr hagen_peters@yahoo.com 26’ Custom Fiberglass Commerical Fishing Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200HP Yamahas 220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulationg well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder & GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry storage, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A deal at 20K. Call 242-366-0122 2008 Suzuki , Grand Vitara, Pearl white, asking $22,500.00 O.N.O. Call 367-3649 Cell 475-2345 2005 Dodge Ram 1 previous owner 30,000 miles. Asking $15,500.00 O.B.O. Call 4586722 or 458 3716 for further information. Yamaham YBR 125 motorbike , modified, electric starter, excellent condition, with helmet and cover. Asking $2,000. Call or text 242-425-4342 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Classi Þ ed Advertisements God does not want us to simply memorize what He has said, but to act on it and live it. The audience was moved by the praise and worship and messages over the weekend, and it was said that the message should motivate change in the lives of those who had the opportunity to experience God’s word. Mr. Francis is the pastor of the Corner-Church From Page 25 The Easter Bunny was spotted beside a road in Treasure Cay. She was giving out chocolate Easter candies to the passersby. stone Church in Simi Valley, California, and said that he grew up in a nominally Christian home in which both of his parents died before he was 12 years old. He, however, grew in faith throughout his high school and college years. “The more I learned about God the more serious I became about him,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense some of the things we do in light of what we believe,” he said.

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