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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 APRItteL 15th, 2008e

VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2008


Girls were rewarded for reading

The Reading Challenge gave prizes for book reviews at Central Abaco Primary
On April 3rd the awards ceremony for
the Girls Reading Challenge was held at
Central Abaco Primary School. The female
students were challenged to read as many
h ,books as possible during the month of Feb-
"ruary and write a book report on each book
read relating them to the theme: Determni-
nation and Perseverance.: Two Keys to Suc-
._ cess. This is the third year the school has
participated in this challenge for grades 3-6
ILj and the biggest year as well. This month a
.new Challenge was introduced, the "3-in-1
Challenge" for girls in grades one and two.
A total of 180 girls registered for upper
primary and 25 girls registered for lower
primary Challenges. The purpose of the
'" Challenges is to improve the reading levels
and writing skills in the students of Central
Abaco Primary School.
,r The Reading Challenge concept is not
a new one. It was first introduced to the
school by the school librarian, the late
Mrs. Mary Cartwright, after whom the
-.. School library is named. Later librarian
...Coral Johnson, who is now assigned to
'- _. Fox Town Primary, introduced a reading
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Please see Reading Page 9


Local Government Elections

will be June 26
Voter register will close May 26
Nomination day will be June 3
See Public Notice on page 20

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Community Tourism will encourage entrepreneurship


By Jennifer Hudson
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of
Tourism and Aviation, and the Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and
Social Development, were guest speak-
ers at the launching of Community Tour-
ism on March 27 in the Anglican Church
Hall. Community Tourism is an initiative
launched "to expand tourism's traditional
boundaries" and is intended to encourage
members of the community to partner with
the Ministry of Tourism in providing a
better Bahamian experience for visitors to
our islands. This venture has the capacity
to provide many specific entrepreneurial
opportunities.
In his welcome address Mr. David John-
son, Senior Deputy Director General of the
Ministry of Tourism, stated that on Abaco
is found the template for the most balanced
form of tourism. Abaco is already way


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The concepts of Community Tourism caused
the meeting. S, ,'wi here are Mr. Bobby Jo
Abaco's airports; Dr. Minnis, Minister of t
Cubel Davis, Chief Councillor for Central
Council.


ahead of the entire Caribbean. But in order
to go much further, it will require the input
of all of the people.
Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism
for Abaco, addressed ways to enhance and
improve the visitor experience. "Although
arrivals are slightly up, spending is down,"
he stated. "Visitors complain that there is not
enough to do, souvenir products are imported
from elsewhere and are too pricey. We must
improve the visitor experience by providing
more evening activities, native productions
such as fire dancing and story telling, im-
proved service and a cleaner environment."
Mr. Cornish stressed the importance of
a clean environment stating, "People must
take greater responsibility in improving
their environment by beautification, litter
prevention and waste reduction." Ways in
which he suggested people can help are by
volunteering for clean-ups, adopting streets
and public spaces and
recycling.
"Community Tour-
ism will require orga-
nization, community
partnership, dedicated
resources and the in-
volvement of the busi-
ness community and
government. This pro-
'\ cess involves all of
you," he stressed.
Mr. Grant had high
praise for Abaco. "In
my ministry I am faced
with many challenges.
discussions after But when I come to
nes, manger for Abaco, my spirits are
Health; and Mr. lifted, and I salute those
I Abaco District responsible," he stated.
However, he went on to


list ways in which improvements need to be
made. "In 2007 there were over 100,000
visitor arrivals to Abaco and of these 64.6
percent were repeat visitors which is great.
But this does show a slight slippage in re-
peats from 2005. Airline check-in agents
need to be smiling and friendly because no
matter how nice a person's stay has been,
if they have a bad experience on leaving,
they will forget the good time they had,"
he warned.
Other problematic areas were cited from
information gleaned from airport visitor
comment cards. These included
The need to clean up dumps and lit-
ter in non-tourist areas. (Visitors say that
the hotel grounds are clean but many home
areas are not.)
The attitudes of some staff are slack
and disinterested.
Food prices are too high.
Mr. Grant admonished, "We are play-
ing to a world stage; all are going after the
same dollar, so we must improve our act.
"On the positive side, visitors praise
their experiences on Green Turtle Cay
and also say that the beaches on Abaco
are fantastic. But all over the world there
are 2,000 other destinations with beautiful


beaches. My advice is that we must do bet-
ter and eliminate the negatives. If we ad-
dress the concerns, what would the repeat
visitor numbers be like? Together we will
make Community Tourism a success."
Min. Grant also stated, "Tourism can
only be sustained if driven by the commu-
nity and communities can benefit financial-
ly. However, communities where tourists
go must be prepared, clean, safe and pro-
vide a quality experience. There will be an
economic impact for the community which
provides the experience and local govern-
ment has a role to play. Visitors need to
experience The Bahamian experience."
Dr. Minnis began his talk with some
hard hitting facts. "Sixty percent of the
Gross National Product is from tourism
and 70-75 percent of jobs are tourism-re-
lated. If we were to have problems with
tourism, then very few people would be
working. More than 50 percent of the visi-
tor complaints are about the environment
saying that our streets and parks are dirty.
Unless we tackle that problem, we will be
unemployed."

Please see Tourism Page 4


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Tourism meeting brought two ministers


Tourism From Page 2
He addressed the subject of the new
dumping facility about which few people
really know and understand the way it is
to work. "So far the present dump has
worked by the surface being pushed back
or burnt. This is not good as it allows toxic
materials to get into the water table and en-
ter the food chain which could cause food
poisoning for us and our guests. This could
ruin our economy.
"It was decided for the new facility to
construct a proper landfill lined with a
membrane so that waste cannot leak into
the water system. There will be transfer
stations but all will need proper manage-
ment facilities. People will take short cuts,
but there will be a very aggressive pro-
gramme of zero tolerance whereby sum-
mons will be issued. Garbage will be sepa-
rated into different types to be disposed of
appropriately."
Dr. Minnis stated that he has heard the
concerns regarding the limited opening
hours of the landfill. "The reason for this
is that after the garbage has been depos-
ited, heavy equipment has to cover and
compact it so that there will be no odour
and the possibility of fire formation will
be minimized." Tipping fees will not be
introduced until after the first year of op-
eration. Town meetings will be held for
environmental personnel to ensure that
trash is deposited properly. Regarding the
indiscriminate dumping of cars, the Minis-
try of Health is moving to deal with that.
Individuals have been contracted to move
and ship them.
A list of matters for which local govern-
ment is responsible was outlined by Mr.


Johnson. They include public beaches, dere-
lict vehicles and garages (such as those along
the S.C. Bootle Highway), buildings and
zoning, establishment of public preserves
and management of public restrooms.
A question and answer period followed
in which people put forward not only
questions but some strong views on such
subjects as the stray dog population and
its ensuing problems to the environment
and tourists; very limited dumping hours
on Saturday at the new landfill; the poor
state of roads, road safety and the need for
lights along the Earnest Dean Highway;
the disgraceful conditions caused by ille-
gal immigrants around the area of Treasure
Cay and the wild horse preserve; the need
for facilities for the handicapped and the
urgent need for a hospital on Abaco.
The Ministers said that while they do
not presently have the answers to all of
the questions, they were noted and will be
looked into and answers will be given at
future meetings wherever possible.
Mr. Cubell Davis, Chief Councilor for
Central Abaco, spoke on what his Council
has been doing to enhance tourism.
The Marsh Harbour Airport has been
given a face lift.
Council members assisted with a clean
up in the Mud and Pigeon Pea and 200 der-
elict vehicles have been removed.
A general clean up was organized
in Murphy Town and Dundas Town with
150-200 vehicles being removed.
Town meetings were held on keeping
the areas clean.
Trying to get residents to assist in
keeping their surroundings clean.
The meeting closed with Mr. Grant ask-
ing the people to "Continue working with
us and keep us in your prayers" and the


comment from David John-
son that he feels good about
the spirit of commitment here.
"Congratulations to all of you;
Abaconians get things done."
All persons attending the
meeting were given one of the
new Community Tourism Hand-
books An Abaco Initiative which
outlines the concept of Commu-
nity Tourism, suggests ideas for
opportunities not yet fully ex-
ploited such as tour development
and gives glimpses into each of
the Abaco communities and their
entrepreneurial opportunities.


Ms. Millie Dawkins is seen here talking with Dr.
Keith Tinker, Director of Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums. They were reviewing the role of heritage
sites and museums with the Community Tourism ini-
tiative.


The Town Meeting to introduce Community Tourism allowed the audience to give imput.
Here Mrs. Yvonne Key, Deputy Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District Council,
explained how the junk cars between Marsh Harbour and Spring City are being removed.
She is working to keep the road south from having roadside mechanics littering the area
with junk vehicles.

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Mortgage Fair assisted customers with loans


Fidelity From Page 1
with tables staffed by Fidelity Financial
personnel and representatives of businesses
working in close relationship with banking
such as car dealerships, real estate compa-
nies and attorneys.
Damianos Sotheby International Realty
was represented by Mr. William Albury
and Aisle of Palm Realty by Mrs. Maria
Silvester. Both had displays of properties
for sale and received several inquiries.
Ms. Carlene Farquharson, recently as-
signed lawyer with Alexiou Knowles and
Co., assisted by Mrs. Jennie Barry, gave
information on the legal aspects of borrow-
ing as well as on other legal matters. Mrs.
Vanria Lightbourn with V.M. Lightbourn
and Co, also gave advice on legal real es-
tate matters and quotes on legal fees which
were down to 1.5 percent that day instead
of usual 2.5 percent.
Mr. Cameron Sands, Manager of Abaco
Motor Mall Ltd., had informative material
on cars and trucks for sale which an inter-


A fidelity officer is shown here working wit
interested in securing a loan or mortgage.


ested buyer could purchase that day and
arrange for a loan to buy it if he or she had
the proper documents. People buying a ve-
hicle that day could enjoy a rebate ranging
from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the
price of the vehicle.
Others at the event were Fidelity Finan-
cial mangers from Nassau and Freeport.
The Marsh Harbour Branch, the newest
one opened, was represented by its man-
ager, Mrs. Victoria Albury. Mrs. Alisson
Levarity explained the services offered by
the financial company and how customers
could take advantage of them while Mrs.
Amanda Knowles greeted the prospec-
tive customers. They explained that the
two very advantageous and most popular
products were the Zero Down Payment
Mortgage on vacant lots and the Money
Back Mortgage, a loan on which the bank
puts .5 percent (one half per cent) of the
payment paid by the borrower into an in-
vestment account for the borrower. At the
end of the term of the loan, the borrower
will receive the money accrued in the in-
vestment account. Debt consolidation, car
loans and special rates
on fixed deposits were
other services being
discussed that day.
The function was
scheduled to start at
10:00 a.m., but ac-
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and from the flyers that had been handed
out the previous day.
People had been advised to take all the
necessary documents which varied depend-
ing on the type of loan they were interested
in. Besides the identification documents
such as passport, National Insurance card
or voter's card, they recommended taking
a job letter, pay slips and copy of a bank
statement while applicants for a real estate
loan had to provide the bank with an ap-
praisal on the property they were buying
and a copy of a life insurance premium as
well as a copy of the sale's agreement. In
the case of a consumer loan, a quote from
the merchant was required. Not everyone
came prepared, but a few did and applied
right there and then. Mrs. Michelle Beth-
el, real estate loan manager with Fidelity,
interviewed several interested parties and
got a couple of signed commitments. Mrs.
Christina Kenny, a Personal Banking Man-


ager, also handled quite a few requests.
Mr. Glen Nottage, a Credit Risk Man-
ager, one of two people making the final
decision on applications, said that since
Marsh Harbour's Fidelity was new, they
had brought a high power team from Nas-
sau to show support. He explained that
this fair was aimed at letting people know
"we are here." It followed one in Nassau
the week before and one in Freeport two
weeks prior.
Mrs. Albury said that the event which
lasted all day, was very successful. She
mentioned that the team from Nassau was
very impressed with the response. Two staff
members planned to be in the local office the
following Monday to assist. Many people
not only applied for new loans but switched
from their banks, she commented.
Ms. Selina Archer, who visited Marsh
Harbour for the event, organized the fair.


Three other customers are being assisted here. Besides Fidelity Fiancial personnel, there
were real estates agents, car company staff, lawyers and other to assist people wanting
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Page 8 Section A


The Abaconian April 15, 2008


The Editor Says...


The renewal of local government


The fifth term of local government be-
gins officially during the first seven days of
July of this year.
The process begins on June third when
those willing to serve their towns nominate
for positions in local government. If more
persons nominate than are specified, elec-
tions will be held on June 26 to determine
who sits on the various town committees
or councils.
If the correct number of persons nomi-
nates, there is no need for an election. If
insufficient persons nominate, the Minister
may appoint persons to fill the vacancies.
Let's hope that enough persons offer their
services so appointments are not necessary.
Appointed persons are frequently resented
by community factions and this can lead to
contentious relations within the committees
or councils.
Those elected are required to meet
within the first seven days of July and elect
their leaders.
Abaco's Schedule II
District Councils
Abaco's mainland is divided into three
local government districts designated as
Schedule II districts, North, Central and
South. Presently, if you can get there by
a road, there are town committees and dis-
trict 11 councils. In general terms, councils
look after the broad issues related to the
district, large schools and airports, for in-
stance. Town committees look after local-
ized issues within their townships, residen-
tial garbage collection, roadside cleaning
and park maintenance, for example.
The newly chairmen of the town com-
mittees are automatically appointed as
council members. Committee members
choose additional members of their com-
mittee to represent the town on the district
council. The number chosen is determined
by the Minister based on population.
Within two weeks of this initial meet-
ing, those chosen to represent their town
at the council level meet and elect a chief
councillor and deputy chief councillor. The
council's work load begins immediately as
statutory boards must be appointed and the
budget allowed each council by Nassau is


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allocated between the council and town
committees.
Additionally, schools open in about six
weeks and summer work must get under-
way to be ready for the September open-
ing. Most contracts for road cleaning, gar-
bage collection terminated on June 30 so
new contracts must be issued to maintain
the required services without interruption.
The process is sometimes hampered by
governmental budget delay in Nassau.
The budget period for central govern-
ment and local government both begin on
July 1, but nothing happens in the Family
Islands until Nassau finalizes the budget
debates in May and June and eventually
advises the Family Islands what they will
get.
Reference was made to the statutory
boards and these must be appointed by the
new councils. These are the town planning
board, shop and liquor licensing board,
port authority, hotel licensing board, and
road traffic authority. Occasionally, an
advisory board will be formed related to
tourism, area development or other local
interest.
Abaco's Schedule III
District Councils
If you need a boat to get to a town, the
local governing groups are presently des-
ignated as Schedule 111 Councils. Moore's
Island, Grand Cay and Green Turtle Cay
have self governing District 111 Councils.
Due to their smaller nature and the logisti-
cal problems required to get to them, these
smaller towns have all encompassing Dis-
trict 111 Councils.
The Hope Town District Council is a bit
of an anomaly. Granted, you need a boat
to get there. This district is comprised of
Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Guana
Cay, perhaps ten miles end-to-end. Hope
Town has been allowed to kept its historic
titles the seat of governmental activi-
ties in Central Abaco and remains as the
headquarters for these three towns. Meet-
ings are often held in one of the other two
towns. Members from two of the towns are
always required to go by boat to a meeting,
perhaps their own if the weather permits or
they use a ferry.
All town issues are handled by the coun-
cil members including matters related to
town planning, shop licensing, port, hotel
licensing and the few issues related to road
traffic.
Council members of these three towns
have been lobbying to either be given sin-
gular status following the Green Turtle
Cay example or to be incorporated into
the Central Abaco Council with some al-
lowance for self rule in town planning and
licensing matters.
Government has alluded to changes
to the Local Government Act for several
years, both under the previous PLP ad-
ministration and more recently under the
present FNM administration but no de-


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tails have been given. Whether there will
be changes for this new local government
term remains to be seen. Perhaps the Hope
Town District's three towns will be given
some degree of autonomy similar to Green
Turtle Cay.
What does all of this mean? The lo-
cal governing process is only as good as
those elected. The tone for the next three
years will largely be determined on June
26 when the votes are counted throughout
Abaco and the other Family Islands.
Hopefully, the new teams of town com-
mittees, councils and statutory boards will
be forward thinking persons who get along
well with each other and who are looking
to the future of their town and the greater
Abaco area.
Complaints are often heard that the ser-
vices required for a growing Abaco are not
adequately funded. This is where innova-
tion, partnering and other techniques must
be considered. The various town needs
must be put in sequence by order of im-
portance.
There are many areas in which fund-
ing is not required but for which care-
ful thought and execution can improve
our towns and the quality of life for the
residents. Town planning decisions do not
require funding but those decisions can im-
pact on the town's welfare and character
way into the future. Implementing traffic
solutions might require some funding, but
careful thinking is needed first.
Abaco's local government members
have traditionally stayed at arm's length
from our two elected representatives to


Parliament. However, many things which
need to be done are beyond the means or
ability of local government. This is where
a working partnership with their Member
of Parliament should yield dividends. It is
also through their Member of Parliament
that additional funding might be forthcom-
ing in the future.
Another area to be exploited is a get-
together regularly by the island's chief
councillors who "shall cooperate between
themselves for the better welfare of the is-
land and of the districts which they repre-
sent." This requested get-together has not
happened during the past four local gov-
ernment terms. Common issues that cross
district boundaries might include issues re-
lated to tourism, traffic and roads, garbage
and trash handling, educating our youth
to take advantage of Abaco's growth and
other matters. All of these things require
people willing to work together.
We are not sure how many of those pres-
ently serving will choose to run again and
how many new persons will step forward.
Continuity is good, but so are fresh faces
with new enthusiasm. In three months, by
mid-July, we should have some insights on
the new town committees and new coun-
cils.
Those who do not run owe it to their
communities to assist in coaxing good
people to take the job; then they must give
their support for the next three years.
As Abaco continues to develop good
leadership is critical. It is incumbent on all
of us to see that good people nominate to
represent us.


mhe Hope Town District Council is seen here in session. mhe three Hope Town members,
three Man-O-War members and one Guana Cay member were all in attendance along
with Assistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette. Most town committees, councils
and boards meet monthly.




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Thank You
Dear Editor,
We wish to thank the Winding Bay peo-
ple, the Cherokee Board of Works, con-
tractor Ezra Fox, his very able employees,
and all others who assisted in bringing wa-
ter to Cherokee. As nearly 40-year prop-
erty owners, we are very happy to see such
important promises fulfilled.
There are other things to accomplish,
such as the cessation of bringing outside
waste products to our little village. Even
that problem is about to be solved.
With much appreciation,
Ezra and Kay Wolcott

Upset with

Immigration
Dear Editor,
Why does Ritz Carlton has more rights
in The Bahamas than Bahamians. What is
going on with our Immigration Depart-
ment? Why is our government allowing


permits to be granted for jobs that Baha-
mians can fill.
They are bringing people in as trainers,
then promoting them into positions that
Bahamians can fill. They are using our
system to their own advantage. Trainers
who have been here for over one year and
receiving a paycheck have never held one
day of training.
One trainer is now waiting for a work
permit that has been applied for. I think
that this unfair to Bahamians, who are pay-
ing taxes and have voting rights. This in-
dividual has no respect for the Bahamian
labour laws. He thinks that he is still in
Cancun, Mexico.
I am a concerned employee and dis-
couraged Bahamian. Mr Ingraham, please
look into this for your young Bahamians'
future.
Thanking you in advance for your co-
operation.
Sincerely yours,
Discouraged Bahamian









Fourth Graders Won Girls' Reading Challenge


Reading From Page 1
that their fathers would register them for
the program and visit the school to read to
them. It was not until the Urban Renewal
Department collaborated with the school in
September 2005 to introduce the Reading
Challenge as it is now called did it became
more pronounced with a the Reading Chal-
lenge for the boys held in October and one
for the girls held in February. This first
year Ms. Elaine Martinborough worked
along with the school librarian Mrs. John-
son. Her focus was on reading to get the
students to develop a greater love of read-
ing. The program proved to be successful
and continued the following year. Ms. Sa-
mantha Evans got involved with the pro-


gram in year three (October 2007) when
Principal Eunice Mills asked if she would
assist.
Since the dismantling of the Urban Re-
newal Department on Abaco earlier in the
year, the Challenge has been handed over
to Ms. Evans. As coordinator of the Read-
ing Challenges, she gave better structure to
it by incorporating rules and a grading sys-
tem. For the Girls Reading Challenge the
competition, although still a reading one,
now has a more pronounced writing com-
ponent that encourages students to become
better critical and logical thinkers and to
improve their comprehension skills. The
3-in-i Challenge for younger students is a
drawing, reading and writing competition
that allows students to improve their artis-


tic, writing, reading and thinking skills.
Students were asked to draw a picture re-
lated to the same theme and submit it on
poster paper. On the back of the poster a
book report was attached that explained the
picture. The teachers selected the top three
in a diplomatic voting process. Relatives
of entrants were not allowed to vote. The
top three written pieces were selected by
the committee.
The awards ceremony was very exciting
for all of the female students who entered.
The program was delivered by students
who took part in the Challenge. Three
speakers brought brief remarked during
this event. The first speaker, Pastor Leroy
Thompson, spoke to the school body about
the importance of reading. He focused on
four areas: knowledge, information, ideas
and enjoyment. He used the concepts to
show students how reading can enhance
each area of their lives and result in their
having much enjoyment.
The second speaker, District Education
Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, told
the students that in order for them to be
successful, they must know how to read,
write, compute and solve problems. The
focus on literacy must be key, she said, if
they are to become a success story. Read-
ing is important to their solving problems
every day. They must be so skilled that
they are able to solve the problems of to-


morrow that have not even come forth as
yet, including finding ways to ensure that
the air we all breathe remains fresh and
clean.
The final speaker, Senior Island Admin-
istrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas
Cooper, told the students, "The mind is a
terrible thing to waste." Therefore, they
must be very careful what they put in their
mind, what they think, what they see on
television, what they listen to via the air
waves and what kinds of books they read.
He encouraged them not to waste their
mind. They must love reading in order to
succeed. He told parents to read to their
children every night. He told them to buy
books for their children to read, and he
told the children to ask their parents to buy
them books rather than toys.
The awards portion of the ceremony was
very extensive as the girls did a fantastic job
following the rules of the competition. For
the 3-in-i Challenge all of the 13 partici-
pants received a certificate and a gift bag
that contained a book and other goodies.
Twanesha Lightbourn of grade 2 was de-
clared the winner while Yolnicka Jeune of
grade 2 was in 2nd place and Paige Stubbs
of grade 2 was in 3rd place. Twanesha's
top prize was a V-tech plug-in television
game donated by Double R. Services Jani-
Please see Reading Page 10


inese two sixtn graae students of central Abaco primary Scnool won top awards jor meir
writing in the Girls' Reading Challenge. They are Makdat Etienne and Shaquell Davis.
They are shown with Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the program, Senior Admin-
strator Cephas Cooper and Education Superintendent Lenora Black.


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April 15, 2008


Improving reading skills is goal of Reading Challenge


Reading From Page 9
trial Company of Nassau as well as a gift
bag of books, toys, school items, hair style
coupon from High Profile, an educational
game and other items. Receiving the tro-
phy and prize for the best written piece was
Amelia Gomez of grade 2.
For the Girls Reading Challenge seven
students received certificates for superior
writing skills and a book voucher but tak-
ing home the top two prizes, denim bags
donated by John Bull were Shaquell Davis
of grade 6 and Makdat Etienne of grade 6.
Other students to be recognized for their
good writing skills were Tyshnygne Cun-
ningham, Gabrielle Pierre, Ikara Scott,
Jessica Thompson, Hanequia Russell and
Sherrinthe Henri.


All of the students who participated in
the Girls Reading Challenge received a
Certificates of Participation, reading books
and prizes as they successfully read more
books and wrote book reports.
The top three winners more than doubled
the number of book reports submitted by
their fellow competitors. The winner suc-
cessfully submitting 378 book reports was
Frandjina Eldor of grade 4. Her main prize
for winning this Challenge was a bicycle
donated by Change Ministries Internation-
al. She also received a gift certificate to
get her hair styled at Special Touch Unisex
Salon, many reading books, a dictionary,
hair products, school supplies and many
other surprises. In 2nd place successfully
submitting 360 book reports was Neseda
Mere of grade 4. In 3rd place successfully


submitting 342 book reports was Robyn
Young of grade 6. All of the top contes-
tants received a goody bag consisting of
books, a dictionary, toys, hair products
and other surprises.
Other winners included 4th Kiara Ti-
lus, grade 4 withl71 book reports; 5th -
Paulette Burrows. Grade 5 with 170 book
reports; 6th Shavantte Simms, grade 5
with 158 book reports; 7th Makdat Eti-
enne, grade 6 with 152 book reports; 8th
- Kiara Moxey, grade 4 with152 book re-
ports; 9th Aleeja Knowles, grarde 5 with
147 book reports; 10th Lakeisha Tous-
saint, grade 4 with 142 book reports.
The winning class teacher, Ms. Roberta
Lindsay, received a gift and the teacher
of the class with the most entrants (16),
Mrs. Rochelle Russell, also received a gift.


A special thank you is extended to all of
the sponsors for agreeing to support such
a worthwhile event. They are John Bull,
Russell's Department Store, the Chemist
Shop, Bellevue Office Depot, Radio Ab-
aco, Computer Creations, Corner Value,
Abaco Gold, the Rotary Club, Special
Touch Unisex Beauty Salon, High Profile
Beauty Salon, Batelco, Abaco Hardware,
the Public Hospital Authority in Nassau,
Double R. Services Ltd., Nassau, Book
World and Stationers Nassau, Change
Ministries International, and Marsh Har-
bour Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The next Boys Reading Challenge will
be held during the next school year in Oc-
tober 2008.


This is the student body of Central Abaco Primary School, the biggest school on Abaco
with over 800 children. These students are in 33 classes that include one preschool class.
The school has a physical education teacher, Spanish teacher, science teacher and a


guidance counselor besides the classroom teachers. The preschool has an assistant for
a class of 27 four-year-olds. The students are assembled here for the presentation of
awards for the Girls' Reading Challenge.


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Central Abaco News


Sunsail Holds
a Reception
By Samantha V. Evans
Another leisure sailing company has
opened an office here on Abaco. Sunsail,
whose office is at the same location as the
Moorings in Marsh Harbour, held a recep-
tion on April 5th to officially open their
office. A brief ceremony was held at which
time the Director of Tourism for Abaco,
Mr. Don Cornish, and Senior Administra-
tor for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper,
brought brief remarks. Brand Manager for
this region, Ms. Josephine Tucci, stated
that this branch will offer Sunsail Flotil-
las and Sunsail Yacht Charters Sailing va-
cations. Sunsail offers sailing in over 29


flotilla packages from easy sailing to more
advances sailing. They offer packages that
include trips to the Caribbean, Greece,
Turkey and Croatia.
Ms. Tucci stated that both Sunsail and
the Moorings are sailing companies and
even though they communicate for custom-
er's sake and safety, they market individu-
ally and their target markets are different.
Sunsail can boost of their boats are more
affordable than the Moorings. They offer
one of the world's largest fleets with the
most destinations. Their tag line is passion-
ate about sailing and the customers who
sail with them are passionate about sailing
as well. They provide destination travel in
some unusual places that their customer
appreciate. Local Manager, Ms. Saman-


The staff of Sunsail charter sailboats hosted a reception to celebrate their being back in
Marsh Harbour. Sunsail has a fleet of eight boats here that will be managed in conjunc-
tion with Moorings, the charter company already operating at the Conch Inn in Marsh
Harbour. 5./wn here are Lithera Dames, Financial Controller; Rosetta Russell and
Davitta Williams, Customer Service Agents; Samantha Cornish, General Manager; and
Holly Jenkins, Flotilla Hostess.


tha Cornish, stated that they even lease
out their boats to those persons who love
sailing but do not own a boat. She stated
that the only thing they will have to pro-
vide will be their clothing and food. Ev-
erything else is onboard. The Sunsailing
school is not available on Abaco but Ms.
Tucci stated that they offer so much else
for customers that this one component will
not be missed. Persons looking to book a
tour or to take a boat out themselves on a
long holiday weekend or while on vacation
can give their office a call or visit.
Coconut
Tree Bay ,
Restoration ,,
By Mirella Santillo
At the entrance of -".-
the community of Mur-
phy Town is an area
along the shore com-
prised of a small cove
still used by fishermen )
and backed up on the
land side by a man-
grove creek. That place
which has ample space
for a gazebo, picnic
tables and playground
equipment is nicely
shaded by several ma- i _-
ture casuarina trees. It
was once used as an
area for picnics and
fish-fry parties, but was -_
eventually abandoned During the recej
and became a dumping a Sunsail charter
ground for garbage. officially opening
The Murphy Town Josephine Tucci


Committee recently decided to restore the
area by cleaning it up and building cabanas
and a playground so it could be used again
for leisure activities. The Committee mem-
bers contacted a few environmentalists to
find out the best way to go about the res-
toration project. Professor Craig Layman,
who played an active role in the restoration
of Cross Harbour Creek in the South of
Abaco, was consulted. He visited the area
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in March, advising on the installation of
several culverts to restore the flow of sea
water to the creek.
On March 27 a group of people includ-
ing Mr. David Knowles with the Bahamas
National Trust; Mr. Cubel Davis, Com-
mittee Chairman;, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock,
Educational Officer with Friends of the En-
vironment; and Ms. Millie Dawkins with


the Murphy Town Beautification Commit-
tee met at the site to discuss the various
measures necessary to restore the area to
the pristine state needed to bring back resi-
dents there and even attract visitors.
It was decided that the first move would
be to remove all the trash including ap-
pliances, carpeting and household refuse
that had been dumped in the creek and its
shores. Community residents who own
heavy equipment will be contacted and vol-


Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town will be made into a park for the residents of Murphy
Town. This small cove and mangrove creek will be cleaned up by the Murphy Town Com-
mittee and made into an attractive recreational area with landscaping and cabanas. But
first the area has to be cleaned up and culverts put in place to open the creek to Abaco
Sound. 5h/,' i here are Mr. Desmond Swain, Mr. David Knowles of the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust, Mrs. D'Shan Maycock of Friends of the Environment, Ms. Millie Dawkins of the
Abaco Tourist Office, and Mr. Cubel Davis, Chairman of the Murphy Town Committee.


unteers enrolled to perform that task. The
second step would be the removal of the
casuarina pines encroaching in the creek,
and the last step would be the installation
of culverts between the creek and the sea.
After the completion of these three ma-
jor steps, the landscaping and the building
of various structures could be undertaken.
The group parted with the understand-
ing that a dumpster (donated by Bahamas
Waste) would be placed at the site and that
some residents would start gathering trash
as soon as the bin was in place.
The project has many supporters besides
the residents of Murphy Town. These in-


clude Friends of the Environment, that is
campaigning for environmental clean-up
and removal of invasive species, and the
local Tourism office that is launching the
concept of Community Tourism.
Didine's Fashion opens
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco continues to grow as one more
business opens its doors. Didine's Fashion
located in the Central Plaza, Suite 106
(directly behind First Caribbean Bank)
opened in December of last year. The own-

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Central From Page 13


New signs for towns on Abaco will all have a similar look. This very attractive sign is
being enhanced by a stone planter that will be made even nicer with plants. There is an
effort to have all communities on Abaco identified with similar signs.


er, Didine Cash, stated that her business
presently sells fashion wear for women,
men and children as well as formal wear
for girls. In the near future she plans to
include a footwear line for the entire fam-
ily. The store is open Monday to Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Italics
Casting Call
By Jennifer Hudson
The Marsh Harbour School of Dance is
looking for boys and girls ages 12 to 89
to audition for parts in its next production.
Hopefuls must like to sing and act.
The production will feature the great
Broadway show The Sound of Music and
scenes from the musical Cinderella.
All persons interested in auditioning
please call Elaine Pilon at 367-0883 or
551-5833.

K-
The port in Marsh harbour is a very busy
place. Ships of five different companies
service Abaco with fight from Miami and
West Palm Beach. Containers as shown
here are often stacked four and five high
waiting to be unloaded or be returned to
the States empty. Some of these boats also
bring frieght from Nassau.


During the night of April 1 someone at-
tempted to break into the Bristol Wines
and Spirits building in Marsh Harbour by
breaking the glass on the front door. When
the storm resistant glass on the door held,
they moved over to a window to try again.
Although severely damaged, the hurricane
resistent window did not yield.


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Grouper season opened and

crawfish season closed


By Mirella Santillo
As the closed season on grouper fish-
ing ended on February 29, there were only
a few weeks left before the closed season
on crawfish took effect. Crawfish is the
number one export product of The Baha-
mas, so strict measures had to be put in
place to ensure its continued availability. A
crawfish season starting on August 1st and
ending on March 31st has been in effect
for many years. There are still infractions
committed, but most fishermen have real-
ized that respecting the closed season helps
with their future harvest.
Catching undersized crawfish is also an
infraction of the law that the local officers
of the Department of Marine Resources try
to enforce during the season. They may
close their eyes on a few undersized tails,
but an unreasonable quantity will be pun-
ished by confiscation and fines. Most local
fishermen have devised habitats allowing
them to check their catch and release the
young crustaceans that do not fit the mini-
mum size without losing the rest.
According to a few fishermen, the 2007-
08 crawfish season was better that the pre-
vious ones. It took that much time after
the 2004 hurricane damage for the craw-
fish harvest to get back to normal. How-
ever, heavy winds during most of March
impaired crawfish fishing and a couple of
men stated that because of the bad weather
suffered before the Easter week, the season
was as good as finished then.
For the third year in effect, the grouper
fishing season was closed between Decem-
ber 15th and February 29th. The closed
season, explained Mr. Wayne Cornish
with the Department of Marine Resources,
could start any time after mid- October,


depending on climatic changes. When the
groupers congregate is when the closed
season is put in effect. Mr. Kenny Long,
Mr. Troy Russell and Mr. Ralph Ruzic-
ka, who supply Long's Landing Seafood,
agreed that there has been an improvement
in the number of groupers caught since the
closed season was put into effect. Asked
about his opinion on the closed season, Mr.
James Green, a fisherman in Sandy Point
for many years, stated, "It's good obeying
the law. We know it is for the betterment
(of the industry)." He said that since he
resumed grouper fishing in March, he has
seen more fish than in the previous years.
Visitors and non-commercial fisher-
men should be reminded that they should
also abide by the regulations so we have
years of looking forward to delicious craw-
fish salads, stuffed crawfish or smothered
grouper.


Friends of the Environment
Presents
Hints for Helping
Our Environment
Vehicle Conservation
Regular tune-uos, clean filters
and proper tire pressure will
increase a car's gas mileage.
A poorly tuned engine can
consume 3 9 percent more
gas. At $5.38 a gallon for gas
it pays to care for your car.


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assist motorists
A large
Convex wide
ange traf
fic mirror
has been
installed
., at the cor-
," ner of Pole
Line Drive
and Car
roll Albury
Drive in
Marsh Har-
bour. This
blind cor-
ner is very
- dangerous.
The mirror
will allow
motorists to
see traffic
approach-
ing the blind
corner. Lo-
cal Gov-
ernment
authorized it and Ms. Candy Pinder made all the arrangements to bring it in. Holding
it in place is Mr. Lowell Albury. Ms. Pinder and Mr. Albury are both members of the
Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Looking on is Abaco's new engineer, Mr. Drexel
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Abaco real estate market is holding well


By Jennifer Hudson
The Abaco real estate market is still
looking very healthy despite the mortgage
crisis in the United States according to
Abaco realtor, Margo Albury. Ms. Albury
is the head of the Abaco Property Man-
agement and Vacation Rental Division of
H.G. Christie with whom she has been a
licensed estate agent through the Bahamas
Real Estate Association since 2002. "The
real estate market on Abaco is doing in-
credibly well and shows no signs of slow-
ing down," she states. "This is an entirely
different picture from what is happening in
the United States at present and we are very
fortunate not to be crippled with dwindling
housing values as are found in the United
States and many other parts of the world.
The United States market has not seemed
to affect us much, if even at all," she re-
iterated.
Ms. Albury was able to report that ac-
cording to some informal percentages tak-
en from H.G. Christie's internal data base
of recorded sales for the 2007 season, it
shows that the average percentage of sell-
ers received 90.14 percent of their asking
price. The lowest percentage recorded
was 74 percent and one went as high as 9
percent above the asking price. Approxi-
mately 29 percent of the properties used
to determine these averages sold for full
asking price.
Persons making purchases on Abaco
through H.G. Christie throughout 2007
were as follows: 57 percent of purchasers
were from the United States, 21 percent
were Bahamian with a good number being
from Nassau and other Family Islands, 14
percent from the United Kingdom and eight


percent from other countries such as Ger-
many. "It seems as though the world is be-
ginning to take notice of Abaco. Years ago
the visitors that came to the island found
out about Abaco from friends or fam-
ily who previously travelled here or they
themselves had been coming for years. In
recent times, with the help of the Internet
and some of the international marketing
that has been featuring Abaco as a premier
vacation destination, we are seeing more
and more visitors who are experiencing the
islands for the very first time, and they are
buying real estate and renting our homes,"
reported Ms. Albury.
Several years ago, businesses would vir-
tually shut down in September and Octo-
ber. However, Ms. Albury has found that
in the past couple of years that she is notic-
ing visitors even during these slow months.
"Many businesses have opted to stay open
and with that, the visitors are still arriving.
I have even had several visitors tell me that
they preferred this time of year as the is-
lands are quieter, and there is much more
availability of boat rentals, house rentals
and vehicle transportation. I have often
found that the prospective purchasers that
we see during this time are very serious and
qualified buyers and take this opportunity
to enjoy the peace that Abaco has to of-
fer during these months." Ms. Albury also
stated that she has been receiving a great
number of inquiries from Bahamians who
are looking for property and now finally
have the time during the slower season.
September 2006 saw H.G. Christie de-
ciding to enter the property management
and vacation rentals business. While the
company had done this for a number of
years on other islands throughout the Ba-


hamas, this was a first for our area. While
stating that initially there were some chal-
lenges, Ms. Albury says that now the divi-
sion has been in operation for just over a
year the word that comes to mind is 'excit-
ing.' Rental rates in the Great Abaco Club
range from as low as $2900 to $5500 per
week. Homes on Pelican Shores start at
$1200 per week and on Eastern Shores at
$1500 per week. "In June of last year was
the first time in the history of the Great Ab-
aco Club that we had 90 percent occupancy
in the rental homes," stated Ms. Albury,
who knows that to be in this type of busi-
ness you must really understand people and
how to handle challenges at any time of the
day or night. "The homes we represent are
mostly high end homes so service is our
number one priority both to the owners and
our visitors who rent those homes.
"The average prospective purchaser on
Abaco is able to purchase even in declining
economic markets as the upper class in the
United States can still afford to purchase
homes. With the British pound as strong
as it currently is and with the number and
availability of more and more international
flights, investors from Britain, Canada and
other parts of the world are taking notice of
Abaco as an investment paradise."
Although these figures were compiled
late in 2007, Ms. Albury, in answering
the question as to how the market is now
in 2008, stated that it is still doing well.
Realtors from other companies had vary-
ing views, however. The situation seems to
vary fairly widely from realtor to realtor.
While some other realtors are still experi-
encing a positive market, others are feeling
somewhat of a decline. Some say that sales
did slow a little last year but not nearly


as badly as had been expected considering
the situation in the United States. While
some have seen an increase in enquiries
since January, others report a reduction in
foreign purchasers since the beginning of
this year. One realtor stated "The mar-
ket in the United States is a big factor and
wealthy people are trying to purchase at
values which are way down and many sell-
ers are holding off." Business from Nas-
sau is reportedly going quite well as a fair
amount of Bahamian investors from Nas-
sau are buying but the properties are much
smaller. The comment was made that since
things are so bad in the U.S. market and
home prices so low, particularly in Flori-
da, foreign investors are able to go into the
U.S. and 'take their pick.'
On a more positive note, one realtor
who opened an office here last year is ex-
tremely pleased with how sales are going.
Already this year he has made a major sale
and several smaller ones and has several
more properties under contract.
A very important statement was made by
a concerned realtor that many factors affect
real estate sales. If something isn't done
about the problems of garbage, stray dogs
and petty theft, then people could be turned
off buying here; this is a serious consider-
ation for everyone to take to heart.


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.. Food prices, energy costs,


By John Hedden
We are all so comfortable
lives right now, we don't want
change. Nothing will affect ou
Nothing will affect our leisure t
ing will change our diet, our
our nice cold homes when we
from work, and the car. After al
hard for our money; we suffer
just to be able to provide a bet
our children. We deserve a c
life.
We see the cost of living creep
time. Things are starting to get m
sive. But that won't last to long;
We see the cost of electricity
It's a shame that BEC doesn't
to read our meters properly a
charges us too much for that li
use every month.
We see the cost of food goi
know it's becoming harder to
family, clothe them and then
high school fees every term. It
those food store owners are so
charge us so much. I don't eat
and I walk every day.
"That car of mine is becoming
sive to drive. Only a couple we
would spend $50 and get to driv
Now that $50 only gets me to td
station. I need my Expedition an
because they big and solid, they
feel safe when I drive. You kno
knows how to drive properly a
believe the gas station owners ai
ernment are charging too much
"You know I see on the TV th
starving in Sudan and those oth


climate change
Africa. I see those people getting flooded hope
with our out in other countries, and somewhere over son a
anything to there by India. Thank God, it doesn't hap- Ar
jr lifestyle. pen to me, but that's God's Will. I believe suffe
ime. Noth- those people are not living right. They tions
relaxation, are not Christians; musselmens believe in of o0
get home fighting and war." have
11, we work "My preacher always tell me that life politi
on the job full of pitfalls, and the devil hiding round squall
ter life for erry corner. I always tempted with sweet each
comfortable hearing and sins of the flesh, but through the co
him I stay saved and will soon be born high
ing up over again. But like the Bible says I must disci- tiona
nore expen- pline my wife and my children when they our e
it can't. stray. Like the good book says, 'Spare the that 1
going up. rod....... '. I so glad the church buy him Perso
know how dat nice Lexus the other day!" beyo
and always "I don't know why my children them energy
little bit we not doing so good at school. Dey always police
playing these new stuff on game boy and anchor
ng up. We them other things. They never seem to birth:
feed our do dey school work. I don't know what the e
pay those happnin' to teachers these days, dey just lion
's a shame don't care no more. There is no discipline and
greedy and in der schools nowadays. The head teacher susce
that much, wants to see me about my son. Who he W
think he is, telling me my son rude?" says
g so expen- "I just so stressed out dese days, times and 1
weeks ago I really hard, and always so much problem. we ca
e all week. Always one thing after der next. I don't preac
he next gas know how I cope. Anyhow I think I'll have it. W
d my Buick that nice bottle soda and a piece of that leade
y make me chocolate cake I bought at the store yes- disor
)w. nobody terday. Boy, even that getting more expen-
ny more. I sive. I really need ter see my representer to
nd the gov- find out if he can help. It's always Stress
for gas." and more Stress !"
hose people "This heat really ger kill somebody
rer parts of someday! Where my daughter gone? I


Parliamentary Commissioner


A


and
she ain't over by m
again. Where dat cal
re there changes?
ring from any one
? We think and hea
ur lives. We have
given up, but we w
cians spend the tin
bbling and fighting
other down. Petty
country's debt keeps
:r (almost 40 percent
1 energy bill of rough
earnings. A national
keeps on climbing to
)nal, credit card an
nd our capacity of c
gy policy that doesn'
y that is only talk.
or projects that sells
right without so mi
ye. Speculation to ti
per job. Environm
outright destruction
eptible to hurricane c
e have changed our
"In God we trust."
false idols; we don'i
an only think of ourse
:her to get us into hea
e have nobody to fol
rs behave just like wi
iented. But still we p


obesity
ny neighbour fool Our young people go away to school and
ke again?" never come back. We pay the good looking
Is the population ones who stay to be our bed mate. To save
of these afflic- us from ourselves. But still we pretend.
ar this every day In our rush for instant gratification we
lost control. We lose our sense of self worth. We become
on't admit it. Our stressed out and eat to much. We become
me in Parliament fat and obese. We suffer from high blood
and trying to pull and type 2 diabetes. But we still pretend.
stuff. Meanwhile It's not our fault. It's always somebody
getting higher and else's fault. Our neighbour, the teacher, the
at of GDP)! A na- store owner, our boss, our spouse, the gov-
ghly 25 percent of ernment. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't
imported food bill be in the problems we have now. How can
awards $1 billion, they allow it to happen? Still we pretend.
id consumer debt After all, life is "All fun and games,"
control. A national we travel, we buy nice stuff, we live in a
t exist. A land use big house, we entertain and spend lots of
A FDI policy for money. We throw lavish parties, we have
out the Bahamian gorgeous weddings, we have spectacular
uch as a blink of funerals all complete with 'art decour' dis-
he tune of $1 mil- plays. We still pretend.
ental degradation We pollute our land and waters. We litter
to make us more and throw our garbage anywhere. We con-
catastrophe. struct cellular land fills to deal with our gar-
god. It's green and bage problems, but we don't sort. We end
We worship icons up with uncontrollable dump fires that as-
t trust each other; phyxiate our subdivisions. We still pretend.
-lves. We bribe the The worst lie of all happens when we
aven, and he takes look in the mirror. When we should hold
low any more; our our self to account. When we examine that
e do. confused and other person looking back at us. But we
'retend. still pretend.


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COMMISSIONER

PUBLIC NOTICE

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

JUNE 26TH, 2008

The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to inform
the public that Local Government Elections in the
Family Islands are scheduled to be held on Thursday,
26 th June, 2008.

Nomination day for these elections is
Tuesday, 3 rd June, 2008.

Persons wishing to take part in these elections
should note this nomination date.

Prospective voters are reminded that these elections
are generally polling division elections. They should
therefore ensure that their names appear on the cur-
rent part of the voter register by the end of the work-
ing day of Tuesday 26 th May 2008, when the regis-
ter for these elections is due to close.

Qualified persons who are not yet registered, are
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Api 15 08 TeAaoin eto ae2


ISports News


First Abaco Annual Easter
Classic Basketball
Tournament
By Mirella Santillo
On March 29th several local youth
basketball teams as well as teams from
Nassau and Freeport competed in a tour-
nament in Treasure Cay at the primary
school. The Youth in Action team un-
der the supervision of Mr. "Stretch"
Morley, the Treasure Cay Youth Club
coached by Mr. Godfrey Rolle, teams
from Wood Cay, Cooper's Town and
Mt. Hope played several games against
the Grand Bahama Hoytes and the Nas-
sau Show Time. All together approxi-
mately 200 players, boys and girls under
sixteen competed.
In the category girls 12 and under, the
Nassau Show Time beat the Treasure
Cay Youth Club. This feat was repeated
by the Show Time boys under 12, who
also beat the Treasure Cay Youth Club's
boys.
In the category boys under 14, Nas-
sau Show Time beat Treasure Cay
Youth Club. In the 16 and under cate-
gory, Youth in Action won over the Mt.
Hope's team.
Softball is resumed
By Mirella Santillo
Softball is once again gaining popular-
ity again on Abaco. Last year the Man-


AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mon-
days, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30
p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community
Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday each month at
6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the AlAnon group
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O-War players put themselves in the
lime light with their success abroad and
at home. Students play it in school, and it
has been part of the Youth in Action for
the past few years. It is no wonder that
a new team, the Marsh Harbour Slug-
gers, was formed last year by a couple of
Police Officers, one of them the team's
President, Officer Kevin Ellis.
For the Sluggers the season resumed at
the end of February and since then they
have been competing against Blackwood
and Crossing Rocks in five slow pitch
games. On March 19th they played a fast
pitch game against Blackwood which
they lost 11 to 9.
The Sluggers have exciting travel plans
for the 2008 season that will take them to
Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale
and Nassau as well as some of the other
Family Islands. The team comprises 15
players, men and women, policemen and
civilians. They play two games of slow
pitch softball every Sunday afternoon at
the Murphy Town Park and fast pitch
every Wednesday evening at same loca-
tion. They are hoping to have a chance
to compete again against their neighbors,
the Man-O-War Pirates, who defeated
them last year in a fast pitch competi-
tion.
Anyone interested in joining is wel-
come and can do so by contacting Of-
ficer Ellis at 475-2203 or at the police
station 367-2560.
The Softball Association is looking for
sponsors to help upgrade and maintain
the field in Murphy Town.


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The Abaconian Section A Page 21






Page 22 Section A The Abaconian


UiQwpoinI..
By Janet Reingold
At a crossroads between our
past and our future
Over the past several years, we have
witnessed considerable new construction,
and some of this is out of keeping with
the size, scale, proportion and balance of
our charming, century-old cottages, neigh-
borliness, and unspoiled, scenic beauty
throughout Abaco. As we see more and
more development, it is time to think again
about how we grow, what we want to pre-
serve and what we want to become.
Stop and think about what keeps you
here and what drew you here in the first
place. Is it the well-preserved, cottage-
style architecture representing many past
generations? Is it the welcoming island
settlements, the pristine sweep of beaches,
the rhythm of the waves, the tides and is-
land life itself?
Recognizing that people only protect what
they love, and they only love what they un-
derstand, the Hope Town District Council
developed proposed Bylaws in 2006 to help
guide building and growth in keeping with
the historic charm and character, the size
and proportion that has drawn so many dis-
cerning individuals to these lovely islands.
At the time, the Council's work was not
well publicized or understood, so when put
to a vote, the initiative did not pass. Yet
their intent was on target, and their work
merits thoughtful reconsideration.
The proposed Bylaws contained provi-
sions to:
* Encourage appropriate and proportionate
physical development, preserve open spac-
es, prevent congestion and provide guide-
lines for building height, size, proportion
and scale;
* Protect the wetlands and natural marine


ecology and resources and preserve trea-
sured scenic views throughout the entire
Hope Town District;
* Recognize the historic character of our
island settlements, reduce traffic, noise
and congestion, promote the safety of our
children and our citizens;
* Provide for our health and safety in
waste management, handling, processing,
and disposal;
* Protect our beaches, wharves and wa-
terways, providing for safe, considerate,
hazard-free navigation, boating recreation,
pollution controls and other safety and san-
itary measures.
The Bylaws proposed in 2006 reflected
a thoughtful and inclusive process. Far-
sighted planners studied what other similar
island communities have done to enhance
their local economy based on tourism and
second home development while preserv-
ing the physical beauty of their historic
past and their unspoiled, natural beauty.
Through a transparent, open and inclusive
process, planners convened a series of
community consultations and encouraged
widespread input, and crafted Bylaws to
reflect community concerns. And knowing
that Bylaws may need to be amended as ex-
perience and circumstances warrant, they
included provisions for amendment so they
could remain relevant over time.
Why your voice matters
What we see happening in our small
communities is not new, nor is it unique
to Abaco. Historic communities worldwide
have faced similar challenges of balancing
old and new, blending the past with the fu-
ture. To date, we have done a remarkable
job, resiliently restoring our communities
when faced with the ravages of hurricanes,
termites, age or simple neglect. And when


we rebuild, we have respected history,
culture, tradition and our unique sense
of place. But we are now experiencing a
new breed of development, an eagerness
to tear down, an influx of aggressive, in-
compatible, super-sized McMansions, out
of keeping with Bahamian heritage. Once
an historic home, a scenic landscape or an
entire settlement is compromised or gone,
it is gone forever.
I realize that I am fortunate to be a guest
and second homeowner in this lovely land.
And I don't have a vote in shaping the future
of these Out Islands and their economy. But
I would like to urge the Hope Town District
Council (comprised of leaders from Guana
Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town) to cre-
ate a simple, easy to understand set of basic
guidelines for future growth and develop-
ment. These guidelines would help:
* Protect the Abaco quality of life for fu-
ture generations
* Promote public health and safety


* Conserve our pristine environment
* Safeguard our natural resources and beauty
* Preserve our towns' charm, character
and ambience
* Attract discerning tourists, thus promot-
ing economic vibrancy
* Ensure jobs and livelihoods for our resi-
dents
* Enhance our hospitality industry
* Preserve our congenial, neighborly com-
munity spirit
Discerning visitors and second hom-
eowners choose historic communities like
ours on Abaco Nantucket, Massachusetts;
Aspen, Colorado; Carmel, California; St.
Tropez, France, or elsewhere. They have
choices, and if we want to attract them
here, we should ensure that Abaco con-
tinues to provide the rich and vibrant aes-
thetic, historic, cultural and residential set-
tings that distinguish us from the tasteless
seaside sprawl and mindless development
we see elsewhere.


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Landscaping with natives was topic at science conference


By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Alison Higgins, Land Conservation
Program Manager for the Nature Conser-
vancy in Florida Keys, stated, "I has been
waging war for 10 years." This statement
was made at the Abaco Science Alliance
Conference when she spoke on Avoiding
garden gremlins: plants and products to
keep your yard island friendly. Mrs Higgins
talked about how to not only choose the
right plants but also how to care for your
garden in the most eco-friendly manner,
concentrating her talk mainly on the subject
of plants which are detrimental to the envi-
ronment and should thus be eradicated.
"The goal of Tthe Nature Conservancy
is to preserve the natural community that
represents diversity of life on earth," she
began and lamented the fact that the Aus-
tralian pine (Casuarina), jumbey, seaside
mahoe, Brazilian pepper and leather leaf
are changing the landscape.
"There are now new invasives such as
the sapodilla which started from homesteads
and have invaded healthy hammocks. Bow-
string hemp and sansevieria also invade
pristine hammocks. They spread from their
roots and are labour-intensive to eradicate.
Scaevola is another invasive which is ex-


tremely problematic. It is characterized by
a white fruit which can float to new areas
and is thus harder to keep an eye on. This is
now banned for sale in Florida but it is too
late," she lamented.
The Florida Keys has adopted a Green
Thumb Certified Nursery Programmme
which is a complete package offering in-
formation such as:
* Right plant, right place
* Removing exotic plants (those that have
been introduced to an area outside of their
natural range by humans)
* Attracting wildlife
* Fertilizing appropriately
* Mulching
* Controlling yard pests responsibly
* Watering efficiently
"Nurseries are given lots of education
and are given other options. For every in-
vasive three good natives are given. Ten
percent of nurseries signed up for this
program. It is a pilot project which helps
greatly," stated Ms. Higgins.
Things which Ms. Higgins stated nurs-
eries must do are:
* Not sell invasives
* Sell selections of natives
* Sell drought tolerant plants


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South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Condolences
Our sincere condolences to the family of
Wendy Jeanette Brohier (nee Lowe), who
passed away March 13 and was interred at
Cherokee Sound Public Cemetery the same
day. She was born in Cherokee Sound on
May 25,1938, to Mervin and Flora Lowe
(nee Russell).
The family moved to Nassau when she
was10 years old and her first job was with
Fines Department Store on Bay Street. She
later went to work with Mr. Harold Saun-
ders at The Nassau Shop and remained in
his employee for of 36 years. She returned
to Abaco in 1995 and was with John Bull
for 10 years until she left to work at Pete
Johnston's Art Gallery and Museum in
Little Harbour. She often said that work-
ing there was like being part of a big happy
family.
In a coma the last seven weeks of her
life, she was surrounded by her immedi-
ate family members. She is survived by
her son Michael, daughter Kim Rodehn,
grandson Dana Rodehn, two brothers
Clarrie and Peter Lowe, a sister Katherine
Paciullis as well as numerous other rela-
tives and friends. Everyone agreed she had
a warm and endearing smile and greeted
you with a positive and cheerful attitude.
She will be greatly missed. May she fi-
nally rest in peace.
School News
January's Students of the Month were
Marisa Pratt and Tiffany Albury. (This is
a correction.)
Grades 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Na-
tional Arts Festival of 2008 on March 12.


They performed choral selections Hail to
the Black, Gold and Blue' and Bahamian
People. We are very proud of their per-
formance.
Terence Albury from Grade 6 repre-
sented Cherokee Sound Primary School in
the Abaco Spelling Bee in March. Juliet
Weatherford, Tyler Sawyer, Joshua Al-
bury and Donovan Hepburn represented
Grade 3 at the Spelling Bee.
Winners of the Read-A-Thon were Hay-
ley Sands, who read 25 books, and Brianna
Sweeting with 35 books for the girls and
Dre Hepburn with 8 books and Branden
Sands with 25 books for the boys. Read-
ing is the real backbone of education and
any child who loves to read will find many
more opportunities during his or her life-
time. It is good that they are encouraged
to do so.
The Easter Egg Decorating competition
winners were Tiffany Albury in 1st Place
and Tyler Sawyer in 2nd, both students
from the upper grades. Branden Sands was
in 1st Place with his scary spider-egg, Rob-
bie Weatherford in 2nd Place and Autumn
Albury in 3rd Place for the lower grades.
A good job was done by all the entrants
and we commend them for their efforts.
A grand total of 100 children has been
chosen to be recognized in the 2008 Baha-
mas Primary School Student of the Year
and our own Hayley Sands is one of them.
She will be attending an Award's Cer-
emony at the House of Assembly in New
Providence in May. We are very proud of
her. Congratulations, Hayley.
A Parents Night Open House was held
on March 19th so that the parents could
view the various art displays and look over
their children's lesson books.


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Cherokee Sound Primary School held a
Mexican Cookout on the school grounds
on March 22 in aid of their up-coming
field trip to Nassau. Dishes included an as-
sortment of chili, tacos, taco pie and spicy
dips. Since the event fell during Spring
Break, it was not very well attended and
they were barely able to meet their expens-
es. However, it hasn't dampened the stu-
dents spirits, the food didn't go to waste,
And the children are already planning their
next event to help them meet their goal.
The schoolchildren would like to thank all
those who did come out to support them.
March Students of the Month were Je-
sica Weatherford for the higher classes
and George Weatherford for the younger
group.
Water works almost finished
Installing a water supply to all the homes
in Cherokee Sound and Yellow Wood has


been a daunting task, but it is nearing com-
pletion. Of course, there have been a few
leaks that have shown up in some of the
older homes, but nothing to serious that
couldn't be fixed. The workmen are still
working on the road repairs, and delays
and detours have had to be implemented
from time to time. But we are pleased to
announce that where they have replaced
the cement in the roads, the contractor has
done an exceptional job.
Sand Bar is now open
Any day in paradise is better than where
our tourists have come from, right? Well,
the weather continues to cooperate after
the reopening of our famous Sand Bar
Restaurant on March 22nd. You can still
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The funeral service for Macculee Des-
tine Augustin, 58, of Marsh Harbour was
held on March 28 at International Gospel
Mission in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Robin-
son Weatherford officiated and interment
followed in the Public Cemetery in Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.
She is survived by her husband Sharite
Augustin; daughter Sharilia Augustine
Saintil; grandson Withney McIntosh Sain-
til; brothers Michelet and Devilon Destine;
sisters Merizia, Louizina and Alisena Des-
tine; nephews Dezira, Verlus, Cletanty,
Wesly, Ivenet, Modire, Daniel, Rony
and Rosnel; nieces Rosemarie Eltinord,
Indizna and Jesumaine Destine, Juslyne,
Marie-Jeanne, Jeanine, Widelyne, Guerda
and Emmanette Destine, Cleomie, Cedilia,
Leonne and Marie Judithe; son-in-law Ser-
endieu Saintil; and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Henry Alpheus
Middleton, 51, of Murphy Town and for-
merly of Nassau, was held in Nassau and
interment was in Nassau.
He is survived by his wife Wently
Middleton; daughters Olympia, Sherishka
and Henrietta Middleton; sisters Eloise
"Panny" Gibson, Margaret Middleton and
Maria Middleton-Lewis; brothers Welling-
ton and Jerome Middleton; mother-in-law
Verleta Davis; sisters-in-law Gwendolyn
Penn, Ruth Williams, Norma Burrows,
Melvease, Barbara and Anita Davis, Au-
drey Bootie and Geraldine Butler; broth-
ers-in-law Ellerson Gibson, Sr., Prince,
Cardinel, Hank and Terrance Davis, Eu-
stades Penn, Edmund Williams, Howard
Burrows, Fritz Bootie and Harrison But-
ler; aunts Mary Seymour and Frances De-
veaux; uncles Allan Bannister and John
Deveaux; neces and nephews Jacqueline


and Darieo Cox, Ellerson Jr., Ellesia and
Yvette Gibson, Marion and Tanina Rob-
erts, Kevin and Kimberlene Roberts, Ralph
Middleton, Makera Middleton, Audrey
and Gary Soman, Dr. Ricardo and Por-
tia Hamilton, Aubrey and Erica Middle-
ton, Audra Middleton, Renaldo, Richard,
Jimmy and Bridgette Middleton, Marlo
Middleton, Philip Coakley Jr., Leann Mc-
Intosh and Charles Cooper Jr.; grandniec-
es and grandnephews; aunts-in-law Flora
Lowe, Gertrude Dawkins, Cleola and Lana
Sawyer; uncles-in-law Abraham and Estin
Sawyer; nieces-in-law; nephews-in-law;
great-grandnieces-in-law; great-grand-
nephews-in-law; cousins; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Leo Leonard
Cooper, 59, of Treasure Cay was held
on March 29 at Full Gospel Assembly in
Treasure Cay. Pastor Stafford Symonette
officiated, assisted by Bishop Archilus
Cooper and Rev. Cecil Forbes. Interment
followed in South Side Public Cemetery in
Cooper's Town.
He is survived by his daughters Leona
Russell and Leatrice Cooper; sons Todd,
Quint, Jarrod, Faulsto Cooper; adopted
son Drexel (Jackie) Bootle; grandchildren
Isaiah Russell, Oconno and Quinisha Coo-
per; sisters Betty Johnson, Mable Pinder,
Geneive Dean, Terry Cornish, Eliza Sy-
monette and Emily Culmer; brothers Leroy
Pension, Sydney, Vernon Cooper, Samuel
Jr., Anthony and Elliot Cooper; nieces
Natasha, Shantell, Antionette and Alicia
Johnson, Desiree Stuart, Tamika Jenning,
Terrica and Driscal Laing, Monique John-
son. Audralee Dean, Darnika Farrington,
Nadia and Inderia Culmer; nephews Drexel
Pinder Jr., Aaron Jr. and Anthon Johnson,
Ridney Dean, Denero and Anthony Coo-


per Jr., Dexter Dean. Jeremy and Cordell
Culmer, Mark Farrington. Javano Culmer,
Julin Dean, Remano Cornish and Dwayne
Penchion; uncles Simon and Gifford Boo-
tle; daughters-in-law Stacy, Shian and
Ginger Cooper and Shakera Gaitor; son-
in-law Terell Russell; sisters-in-law Vivian
and Evelyn Cooper, Bernadean Penchion,
Geleta Elzra, Rosamae McIntosh and
Evamae Reckley; brothers-in-law Aaron
Johnson, Drexel Pinder, Vincent Dean,
Glen Culmer, Sidney and Donald Cornish,
Dewitt Symonette, Lavern and Leo Reck-
ley, Emmanuel Williams, Durward Mills,
Jeffery Elzra and O'Donald McIntosh;
grand-nephews; grand-nieces; nephews-in-
law; uncles-in-law Alexander Reckley, Es-
tin and Abraham Sawyer, Andrew Long-
ley and Philip McKinney; aunts-in-law
Nathilie Bodie, Mary and Lynn Reckley,
Gertrude Dawkins, Flora Lowe, Susiemae
Longley, Cleota and Lana Sawyer; Cath-
leen Dorville, Joanna and Oris McKinney;
god-mother Kelly Symonette; godchildren;
cousins the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham,
Pastor Archilus and Estella Cooper, Cleo-
tha, Vernie, Sheila, Samuel and Eric Coo-
per, Paula, Karen, Ettamae, Max, Barbara


and Vergie Russell, Marty and Noel Boo-
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Hillie, Tony, Ruthmae, Melvern, Albert,
Evette, Weline, Drexel Bootle, Harrison,
Leonard, June, Sandra, Orlean, Denieve,
Maggie, Flord, Sammy and Audrick, Eth-
mae, Vivia; and many other relatives and
friends.
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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian


Friends held Sustainable Energy Seminar


By Jennifer Hudson
The Friends of the Environment Confer-
ence Room was filled to capacity on the
evening of March 26 with environmentally
conscious people eager to hear about ways
in which they can help the global environ-
ment. Mr. Patrick Sherwin, Sustainable
System Coordinator of Cape Systems Lim-
ited on Eleuthera, presented a very detailed
list of ways to promote sustainable energy
supplies.
In order to show why sustainable energy
sources are so important Mr. Sherwin stat-
ed some astounding facts:
Escalating oil prices which have risen
300 percent in the last three years.
The steady increase in BEC's consump-
tion and further expected growth is hard
for BEC to deal with.
The expected rise in sea level will cause
parts of The Bahamas to go underwater
within his lifetime and within the next 200
years the sea level is expected to rise eight
feet which will mean that 80 percent of The
Bahamas will be underwater.
What his company is aiming for is effi-
ciency, to be able to do more with less. Mr.
Sherwin works in Cape Eleuthera where the
International School and Cape Systems lie
side by side separated by mangroves. The
primary goal of the International School is
sustainable development. "There is a lot
going on, and we are leaders in empower-
ing change in The Bahamas," he stated.
The Island School provides environmen-


tal education for high school students from
the United States who stay for 100 days at
a time. Here, in addition to scuba, kayak-
ing and celestial navigation, they do hands-
on research. The Cape Eleuthera Institute
was spawned from the Island School, they
worked along with students and became
experts and would like to share this knowl-
edge with everyone in The Bahamas. The
Island School is entirely self sufficient and
Mr. Sherwin shared the ways in which the
school is able to support itself through ex-
perimentation.
Sustainable Aquaculture fish for food
production. Cobia (black kingfish) are
raised firstly in tanks, then cages in open
water and large numbers have been pro-
duced within three years. Any extra fish
which are not used for school consumption
are sold to local restaurants.
There are many scientists on staff and
others are brought in who carry out Marine
Science Research. The education and out-
reach has spawned the Deep Creek Middle
School for Bahamian students in grades 7-
9. Another programme is partnered with
the College of The Bahamas and students
in their final school year are able to gain
advanced placement credits.
Aquaponics vegetable and fish produc-
tion. Tilapia fish are grown and the wa-
ter is filtered through beds of salad greens
which absorb the nutrients to grow.
Permaculture food production. Pigs
and chickens eat the waste kitchen scraps.


Solid Waste Management Reduce,
Reuse, Recycle is their motto which they
achieve through many different angles such
as reducing waste by buying products with
reduced packaging, reusing materials such
as Casuarina wood to build most of their
furniture, cabinets and trim and shredding
scrap and recycling metals, cardboard and
compost.
Solar water heating for the school
and residences on Eleuthera. Solar panels
are maintenance free and have a life span
to provide power for 50 years.
Wind power The possibilities are
huge and it is the fastest growing industry


in the world. Solar and wind are very vi-
able technologies and make a great combi-
nation in The Bahamas because when the
winds die down, the sun is strong.
Bio fuels All of the International
School's 25 vehicles are run on 100 percent
bio diesel thanks to the cruise ship industry
which delivers 1,000 gallons per month of
waste cooking oil. Bahamas Waste in Nas-
sau will soon be utilizing the cruise ships
for bio diesel.
Appropriate technologies suggested for
The Bahamas were: water conservation,
Please see Seminar Page 27


Mr. Patrick Sin in was guest speaker at a seminar hosted by Friends of the Environ-
ment on sustaining energy. Mr. Sin, ,ii outlined the projects underway at the Island
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Many frogs face extinction


Seminar From Page 26
renewable energy, design (e.g. low flush
toilets) and supply chain (environmentally
friendly products). Mr. Sherwin made
several recommendations of ways to help
people preserve the environment:
Using new compact fluorescent light
bulbs
Purchasing energy efficient appliances
with the Energy Star rating
Conservation changing behaviour by
turning off lights and turning air condition-
ing thermostats up from 73 to 78 degrees
Using green building materials
Making rainwater catchments Water
is available year round and uses no ener-


Mr. Patrick 5/,in,,nii, left from the Internm
Cape Eleuthera, gave a thought-provoking ta
energy to a group from Friends of the Enviro
interested persons. He is shown here talking
ministrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette, Mr.
the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and Daphane


gy in sharp contrast to a reverse osmosis
plant.
The rationale behind all this is:
Reduce operating costs
Reduce environmental impact (air pol-
lution and climate change)
Collateral benefits support growth as
an eco-tourism destination; creation of
jobs; improvement in the environmental
quality of life and carbon offsets trading.
Mr. Sherwin and his colleagues want
to have Eleuthera using entirely fossil free
fuel by 2030.
"The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is
friendly to these efforts and Mr. Frederik
Gottlieb is in the position to leave a legacy
and drive this forward, making this a dif-
ferent place and dif-
ferent picture," stated
Mr. Sherwin, who
concluded his power
point presentation by
reiterating the cost ef-
fectiveness of solar hot
water, bio fuels (waste
is energy) and renew-
able energy in general.
He left the audience
to ponder the facts that
"We must make a shift
from short term to long
term. There is no such
thing as waste; it is re-
ational School in sources in the wrong
ilk on sustainable place .
onment and other
with Assistant Ad-
Mike Brown with
e Degregory.


Alternate energy sources

are being studied


This is one of our Abaco frogs who help
keep our environment i1u./il1i


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clare 2008 the Year of the Frog. They
hope to raise awareness and raise the
funding necessary to save dozens of
amphibian species from extinction in
the next few years.
At first scientists were not sure what
was happening when they noticed a lack
of frogs. They thought perhaps the frogs


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much more serious than they realized.
The frogs that had disappeared were not
coming back. In the past 20 years, more
than 100 species of amphibians have be-
come extinct. And now as many as half
the world's 6,000 species of amphibians
are threatened with extinction.
Frogs are an important part of the
world's ecosystems. They eat insects
that carry diseases and help protect the
ecosystems where they live. They are an
indication of the health of that environ-
ment.
Now scientists are realizing that the
only hope of saving many of these spe-
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protective custody until their environ-
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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian


Friends invites the Abaco

community to attend Earth Day


Sweeting's Village from the air


By d 'Slium Maycock
Earth Day is April 25th and Friends of
the Environment is hosting its annual Earth
Day Science Fair at New Vision Ministries
in Marsh Harbour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The theme for this year is The Effects of
Climate Change on Small Island Develop-
ing States. Schools throughout Abaco have
been encouraged to enter projects on the

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Third Tuesday, 7 p.m.., Central Abaco
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Health Minister Stresses

Importance of

Wetlands Preservation


Bahamas Information Service
The threat of climate change as a re-
sult of global warming and the negative
impact it can have on low-lying coun-
tries such as The Bahamas makes it
"very important" for the country to pre-
serve its hills, wetlands and ecosystems,
Minister of Health and Social Develop-
ment, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said
. He was speaking about developments
on New Providence when he made the
comments about protecting the country's
wetlands.
He continued that said the protection
of the wetlands has to be at the forefront
of all developments within The Baha-
mas as they are critical to the country's
short, medium and long-term surviv-
ability.
"Our wetlands assist with groundwa-
ter replenishment and water purification
and minimize the possibility of flood-
ing and that is a great concern to many
communities," Dr. Minnis commented.
"The wetlands are home to all forms of
wild birds, various species of wildlife
and several species of fish which all
play a critical role in maintaining the


balance of the country's ecosystems.
Once one can appreciate the value and
nature of wetlands, they will understand
why wetlands and those types of things
that should not be touched," Dr. Minnis
added.
Dr. Minnis said persons living on
Grand Bahama and Long Island who
have experienced severe flooding can
speak to the devastation that can be
caused not only in terms of damage to
housing, agriculture and livestock farm-
ing and infrastructure, but also to the
"psychological impact" it can have on
human beings.
He said the preservation and conser-
vation of the wetlands can also have a
positive impact on the economy of The
Bahamas with regards to the financial
benefits that can be accrued through
eco-tourism. "It is important for us to
remember that the entire Bahamas is
considered a coastal zone which means
that with all the climate changes that are
occurring today and the seas rising and
glaciers melting that The Bahamas is
further prone to flooding," Dr. Minnis
added.


Compliments of The Moorings and

The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina


Tide North Bar Channel
May 2008


Monthly High & Low
High May 5, 9 05p 3 6 ft
Low May 6, 3 37a-03 ft


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Plan to Attend

Island Roots Heritage Festival

Green Turtle Cay May 2-4








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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian


Church News


Friendship Tabernacle
School Evangelism
Program
By Samantha V. Evans
The youth department of Friendship
Tabernacle under the leadership of Mr.
Emery Curry traveled to four schools to
allow visiting youth mission team from
College Park Baptist Church from Win-
ston Salem, North Carolina to speak to
students about the love of God. The team
was on the island from March 29th until
April 3rd and visited schools on March
31st and April 1st. On the first day they
visited Cooper's Town and Treasure Cay
and on day two, they visited St. Francis


de Sales and Central Abaco Primary. The
purpose of their visit was to give God
glory. The leader of the visiting team was
Bro. Jeff Allen.
The teens, ages 14-18, ministered to
the students by way of songs, drama and
their personal testimony. The message they
wanted to get across to the students was
that even if students doubt God, they must
remember that he still loves them and wants
only for them to trust Him. God loves them
no matter what they have done and/or will
do. Pastor Allen encouraged the students
to talk to God by praying even when they
feel afraid. He can be reached at anytime
from anywhere.
Sis. Barbie Morgan, who led the mis-
sions team, has been on Abaco twice be-


fore and was a part of the team that built
Friendship Tabernacle Creole Church.
She stated that the teens had to earn their
way on the trip by taking part in church
activities but the church raised most of the
money for the trip. She wants the youth on
Abaco to know that no matter what they
go through, God is always there for them.
She stated that one of the students on this
trip, Russ Rose, age 16, came very close
to losing his mother this year due to kidney
failure, but he remained strong for her and
now she is well.
Many of the visiting teens were happy
to say that we have an advantage they


do not have in the United States. In The
Bahamas we can still pray and talk about
God in school while they cannot in most
schools where they live. Lucy and Dylan
stated that at their school, they have a
student Christian club where Lucy is the
president. The students can talk about God
but the adults cannot. Being at a school that
does not allow praying challenges them to
do more for God and to be more creative
in their evangelism. Accompanying the
group from Friendship Tabernacle Church
were Ms. Paula Morley and Mr. Ishmael
Morley. Also traveling with the team from
North Carolina was Pastor Ramon Smith.


I Hope Town's Newest & Finest


A youth group from a Baptist church in Winston Salem, North Carolina, was on Abaco
visiting schools with a program of singing, drama and testimonies. They also gave out
clothing to residents of the Mud. They were hosted by Friendship Tabernacle



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


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listi
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-S
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-
Abaco Bound + 242-367-5
Casuarina Point
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott
Cherokee
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
Rosie's Place
Green Turtle Cay
Cocobay Cottages 6 cott
Island Properties + 34 hse
New Plymouth Inn 9 rm
Ocean Blue Properties + 34
Roberts Cottages 3 cott
Guana Cay


Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Resort
Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing

Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways -
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages -+
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Turtle Hill


se


Man-0-War


ngs Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
9197 Schooner's Landing 5Scondos 365-6072
2426 Marsh Harbour area
5576 Abaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158
Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719
366-2150 Alesia's 3 rms 367-4460
Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022
366-2053 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980
366-2075 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000
D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
352-5458 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse 367-4151
Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776
365-5464 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
365-4047 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
365-4161 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
365-4636 Moore's Island
365-4105 Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334
Sandy Point


II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
519-389-4846
4 units 904-982-2762
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 366 0095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
5 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse


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


Bahama Beach Club


365-8500


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


366-3121


Rev. Apr 08


Over 60 selections
of wines
A complete line of
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beers, cigarettes / wmifi
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Monday Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Ph : 366-0525 VHF 16
Email:hopetownwines@abacoinet.com





Man-O-War Hardware


#1 Lumber
Plain & Pressure Treated
Pine, Fir, Cypress
Teak & Mahogany


Non-Corrosive Hardware

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Bolts, Nails & Screws
Hinges & Barrel Bolt

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I lan-O-Var Co, Abaco, Baharni
,(242) 365-601 1 l Fax (242) 365-6039


April 15, 2008


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April 15 2008 The Abaconian


Section A


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


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town toAmmons Dr $12+ $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14+ $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15+ $5
Snake Cay $35+$10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $7 + $3
Gov Clinic, W Auto or Nat Insurance $9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14+ $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24+$5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44+$10
Black Wood $18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75+ $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16+ $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 + $10

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.... .............. 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.............................. 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour................................. 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Tow n....................................................... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay.......................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay ................................. ....... 365-4411
Dive Guana........................................ ....................... 365-5 178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ........ ....................... ............. 365-6013

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


Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 to or from White Sound
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
Fare Anytime round trip $25
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* or holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30*
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
ireen lurtle terry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, G roup tours


Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W walker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15 ...............365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... 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
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6 ....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay.................32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

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


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


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


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


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


Everyone
reads The
A hamnian


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 &ACart Rentals.............. ............. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes...............365-5178
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............... 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals .................366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ......................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals............. 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent .......................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts... .............. .......... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals......................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749


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

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................... $$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ........... .. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ............ $ .....+ ....366-0423
Sea Spray ............... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ................. .... ....... ....... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar...................365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers...................... $$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................ $$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ... ..........365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ ...........365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant .... $$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe....... 365-4934
Rooster's Rest ....... Late........ penNigtsnly
Sundowners....... .......................365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock) ..$.....+.....365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge.................366-4477

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2008


Boaters held annual shore clean up

Locals joined boaters to clean Marsh Harbour's shore


By Jennifer Hudson
The 3rd Annual Boaters Harbour Clean
Up took place on April 5 from 9.00 a.m.
to 12 noon and was the first clean up
event scheduled during this year's Coastal
Awareness month. This is the third year
that boaters and second homeowners have
joined together to help clean up the coastal
strip of Marsh Harbour. They were joined
by local residents including Elaine Martin-
borough of Urban Renewal, Junior Achiev-
ers and their leaders and persons from the
Ministry of Tourism. These civic-minded
people, about 30 in number, removed trash
from the harbour's edge starting in the vi-
cinity of Commonwealth Bank and moving
all the way along as far as the Outboard
Shop at the head of the harbour.
Bahamas Waste donated a large dump-
ster which was placed at the Union Jack
Dock. A truck collected the bags of garbage
and carried them to the dumpster which, at
the end of the clean up, was collected by
Bahamas Waste. According to Wynsome
Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourism, nu-
Please see Clean-up Page 2


Forest Heights Academy

won perpetual trophy


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Celebrate Earth Day

New Visions Ministries April 25

Social Workers Month was observed


By Samantha V. Evans
The month of March was observed as
Social Workers Month both in The Ba-
hamas and internationally. To ensure that
the Abaco community was aware of this
celebration, two officers from the Freeport
Office, Julita Ingraham and Andy Laing,
visited Abaco over two days, March 9th
and 10th, at which time they celebrated
with a church service at Friendship Taber-
nacle on Sunday, a radio show on Monday
morning and a visit to S.C. Bootle that af-
ternoon. The theme chosen for this month
was Building on Strengths: Help Starts
here-Make the Bahamas Better through
Social Work.


The purpose for this entire month was
to increase public awareness and respect
of the profession, educate them on the
breadth and depth of social work prac-
tices; expand their perceptions of who can
benefit from social work services; educate
them on the many roles that they perform
as social workers; and attract young peo-
ple and career changers to the profession.
The organizing committee of the Northern
Region of Social Workers along with the
National Association of Social Workers
organized an array of activities for this
month which included this visit to Abaco.
Please see Social Workers Page 12


The Rotary Club of Abaco has held a speech competition annually for many years. It
was begun by Hugh Cottis, who organized it each year. He ,i., riy passed away after
a long illness. The club has now named the perpetual trophy for the senior competi-
tion after him. Amy Mackey, a student at Forest Heights Academy, was the first place
winner in the Senior Division. This secured the trophy for Forest Heights for the year.
Mrs. Leslie Kennedy is accepting the trophy for the school from Mrs. Sylvia Cottis.


The Rotary Club held its annual
speech competition on March 12. This
speech competition is the brain child of
Mr. Hugh Cottis and over the years has
showcased many wonderful speakers and
future leaders of The Bahamas. With Mr.
Cottis's recent passing, the Rotary Club
created an honour with a floating trophy
in his name being given to the school of
the first place winner.
Amy Mackey of Forest Heights Acad-
emy graciously accepted the trophy
awarded by Mrs. Sylvia Cottis along
with the chance to compete in the nation-
al speech competition held in Nassau by


Texaco on March 28. Second place and
third place were respectively awarded to
Nasasha Bootle of Forest Heights and
Oliecia Simon of St. Francis de Sales.
The topic of the importance of tertiary
education was certainly an important one
as these students noted the effects on The
Bahamas when education takes a back
seat in society. Forest Heights Academy
was particularly proud to win this year
as Hugh Cottis spent many years teach-
ing in its classrooms. Speech coach, Ms.
Leslie Kennedy, noted, "Hugh was an
important member of our school's his-
tory and will be greatly missed."


Students clean up shore

on Green Turtle Cay


Students of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay organized a clean
up on March 12. They are shown here preparing for the clean up. They found many
bottles, plastic items, beach shoes and tires. More stories about Green Turtle Cay on
page 2.


Abaco Angler's Fishing Tournament
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News of the Cays


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
Green Turtle Cay maybe a quiet com-
munity, but there is always something go-
ing on, especially on weekends!
Bush Medicine
Garden is opened
The Richard "Blue" Jones Bahamian
Bush Medicine Garden was dedicated and
officially opened on March 26th. The gar-
den plot is located on the grounds of the
Capt. Roland Roberts Environmental Cen-
ter and was planted under the guidance of
Richard Jones, who is very knowledge-
able on Bahamian plants and their me-
dicinal values. Mr. Jones was born and
raised on Green Turtle Cay and learned
from older Bahamians who did not have
prepared medicines. Where we see weeds,


Richard sees medicine! gum-elemi, peri-
winkle, shepherd's needle, aloe vera, life
leaf, yellow bark, yellow thistle, madeira
and prickly pear are among the plants now
growing in the bush medicine garden.
Ms. Joanie Freeman, docent manager
of the Environmental Center, welcomed
everyone to the opening and introduced
"Blue." He gave a very informative talk
which included Biblical references to the
use of healing plants and the uses for the
plants found in the garden. Lemongrass tea
and homemade pumpkin bread were among
the refreshments served at the opening. A
booklet on Bush Medicines was offered
and copies are available at the Captain Ro-
land Roberts Environmental Center.
School News
Amy Roberts Primary School held its
annual Fair and Raffle on April 5th on the


Teachers and some of the students of Amy Roberts Primary School paid a courtesy call
on the Governor General, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna on April 7 at Government
House. It was part of their yearly field trip. (BIS photo)


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Lots # 5 & 6 Section 4 Block 22 Main-
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1700 sq. ft on approx. .75 of an acre.
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The Bush Medicine Garden was officially opened on March 26 at the Capt. Roland Rob-
erts Environmental Center in Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Richard "Blue" Jones has studied
bush medicine extensively and donated the plants used in the garden. 5/win here are
Valerie Schnaufer, Mr. Jones and Joanie Freeman. Mrs. Schnaufer and her husband,
Joe, made and painted the signs.
school grounds. Darts, hoopla and other musical chairs also offered the chance to
games kept the children and young at heart win great prizes. The bouncy house was
busy as they tried to win prizes. Bingo and Please see Cays Page 4



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Located just
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Two elevated side-by-side residential lots
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minute golf cart ride to town. Paved road
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Fully furnished
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alroonditioning,
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"Coconut Tyme" Is a newlyconstructed
"Island Style" private home located near
Boat Harbour just North of Guana
Settlement. Now includes new 1 Bed, 1
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Purhaser Pays i12 Slamp Tax & Own Legal Few.


3 2 Bed, 1 1/2 bath vllas, swimming pool, 250' 1 2 Bed & 3 1 Bed
protected marina, Laundromat, Gift Shop & Storage units. Fully equipped &
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Cays From Page 19
popular with the smaller children. There
was an indoor "yard" sale where one per-
son's junk turned into another's treasure!
And, of course, there was food, food and
more food traditional Bahamian dinners,
conch fritters, conch salad and homemade
desserts. Raffle tickets were sold offering
everyone a chance to win one of 35 great
prizes! Everyone waited eagerly at the
drawing hoping to hear their name! Lucky
winners walked away with airline tickets,
hotel accommodations, meals at local res-
taurants, a flat screen television, a day at a
spa and other prizes! It was announced that
a record number of approximately 9000
tickets were sold! The proceeds from the


fair and raffle will be used for school sup-
plies and in ways beneficial to the students
as well as to help in the construction of a
playground on the campus.
During the fair the organizers took time
out to present a gift of appreciation to Mr.
Roddie Sawyer. He has donated materials,
time, machinery and his work crew to pre-
pare the area to be used as a playground.
Without his generosity, it would take many
more fund raisers and therefore more time
to complete the playground. Roddie was
presented with airline tickets for two to
Nassau and a stay at the Atlantis Resort on
Paradise Island!
There was a fierce competition among
the students to sell raffle tickets. For weeks
leading up to the fair they were around


town trying to outdo each other to win a
prize. At the school assembly after the
fair the winners were announced. In the
1st 3rd grade group first place went to
A.J. McIntosh who sold 122 books. He
received a portable DVD player. Makayla
McIntosh sold 109 books to win $120. In
the 4th 6th grade group Rebecca Roberts
sold 160 books and won an I-pod Video
Nano. Second place went to Cole Sawyer,
who sold 119 books and won $120. Daniel
Albury sold 68 books and will be awarded
a prize!
Island Roots Festival
The Island Roots Heritage Festival
Committee is busy finalizing the activities
for the 2008 festival to be held May 2 -
4th. The theme is The Bahamas: the Jewel
in the Crown, with focus on the British
influence in The Bahamas. Expect to rub
shoulders with "royal" guests as you enjoy
afternoon tea with "Queen Elizabeth 1" or


"Queen Victoria." Meet "Woodes Rog-
ers," the first Royal Governor! Enjoy fire
shows and a Tournament of Arms demon-
stration. Visit the Family Tree Booth and
see photos of your ancestors or trace your
roots back to the original settlers. Cool
off in the air conditioned Administrator's
Building and enjoy informative talks by
one of the featured speakers. Take a guided
nature walk with Ricky Johnson or watch
a dinghy demonstration with Joe Albury.
Enjoy stage presentations by the preschool
and primary school students as well as
their Maypole performances. Don't miss
the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band's
performances or the Junkanoo Rush.
Both evenings will feature live enter-
tainment by the Lassie Doh Boys and the
Police Force Band. Stroll the site to the

Please see Cays Page 19


A group of Amy Roberts students accompanied by town residents picked up trash on
Green Turtle Cay beaches. A safety raft was found on Ocean Beach. Kelsi Farrington is
pictured here attempting to fold it up but the raft was too big to get onto their golf cart
so it had to be left on the beach.



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Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home.
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The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity
and water now available.
Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune,
endless views. Great rental history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely land-
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Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with
great views. Short walk to beach.
Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with
private dockon harbour. Great views and rental
potential. NEW PRICE
White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with
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White Sound.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in
a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals
Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large
landscaped lot. Dock approval in place.
Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior
and beach lots starting at $30,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home
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Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront
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Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on
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Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2
offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio,
lovely lot.
Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the
entrance of this new subdivision just outside the
settlement of Cherokee.
White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great ocean-
front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000.
The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres
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The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437
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18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000
Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at
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Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach
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The Abaconian Section B Page 5


More News of the Cays


We congratulate Rand and Denise Parker,
who exchanged vows on February 23rd
at the Miracle Church of God. After the
ceremony an outdoor reception was held at
the Coppedge House. After a honeymoon
cruise the couple will reside in Fox Town,
but Denise will commute daily to GTC to
teach at Tiny Turtles Preschool!


Cays From Page 4
craft and food booths and visit with friends
and relatives. Be on the lookout for the
beautiful Dynomite Daisy! This year the
committee has also organized a raffle with
great prizes. Purchase a ticket and have a
chance to win a Green Turtle Cay weekend
at Sandy Bay with a golf cart and diving
and fishing trips or a weekend at the Conch
House Hotel in Key West, a 32-inch flat
screen television as well as other prizes.
Visit the website at www.islandrootsher-
itagefestival.com for a complete schedule
of events and make plans to be at the fes-
tival. The Green Turtle Ferry will offer
an extended schedule to and from Green
Turtle Cay during the festival.
Other News
Congratulations to Matt and Ashley
Driggers on the birth of their son. Cash


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Durrell Driggers decided to arrive early
and surprise his family. He weighed 3
pounds 15 ounces but he and Ashley are
both doing well. He is already breathing
on his own and as soon as he reaches an
acceptable weight, he will come home
to his eager family. Cash is the second
grandchild for Wade and Martha Cash and
a little brother for Aiden!
The months are quickly slipping by and
soon there will be news of graduations and
summer events.
New business opens
If you are visiting or living on Green


Turtle Cay and would like to tour other
Abaco cays, then join Captain Thomas
Sawyer on the Sea Venture. Tom Sawyer's
Sea Adventures is a new business offer-
ing day trips to Hope Town, Man-O-War,
Guana Cay or Treasure Cay aboard a 31-
boot boat. There is a weekly schedule and
beach picnics, snorkeling or charters are
available on days that are not scheduled.
Thomas Sawyer was born and raised in
Abaco and has had over 25 years of ex-
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More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 5
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Thomas at 365-4251. Good luck to Thom-
as on his new business venture!


Alton Lowe's new show
By Mirella Santillo
On April 7th Mr. Alton Lowe, the inter-
nationally renown Green Turtle Cay artist,
opened his Art Gallery to the public for a
preview of his new show comprised of 36


oil paintings depicting his favorite subjects:
the flowers, landscapes and seascapes of
his beloved island.
His regular patrons and visitors to Green
Turtle Cay will have the privilege of being
the first to enjoy the exhibition and view or
buy their favorite pieces before the Grand
Opening which will take place at the end of
the year, most likely in December.
As you step up to the entrance of the
gallery, the vivid colors and perfect rendi-
tion of a multitude of flowers will assault
your sight and only the Victorian English
decor will remind you that you are not in a
garden but in a formal drawing- room.
Familiar local scenes invite you to linger
on a landscape or a shoreline and a sunrise
or a sunset will mesmerize you by their
realistic quality. You are reaching out to
take the coconut that seems to invite you to
share while the young Junkanoo dancer in-


vites you to join in the parade. Once again,
Mr. Alton Lowe has put forward the best
of his talent for our enjoyment.
If you find yourself on Green Turtle
Cay, visit the Alton Lowe Art Gallery
just outside New Plymouth. Mr. Lowe is
a charming host who not only will let you
enjoy his paintings and the sculptures of
renown artist, James Mastin, displayed in
the gallery, but will also delight you with
anecdotes of the small cay, should you be
interested in the local history of the settle-
ment.
The gallery is opened to the public from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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Turnkey Service Station
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Price: $3,600,000
Agent: June Russell
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Sotthem B eee Lubbe s Quarters
Re #: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love
Overlooking the Seaof Abco, this chaming3 bed/3 bath
cottage on the island of Lubbers offers the island life you've been
searching for.


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

Just short walk from the beachthis 2 bed/2 bathdowretairs
and upstairs loft with 2 queen beds is a perfect vacaionhome.

Vacant Lot Available
* Refit 3339 Treasure Cay 9000 sqft. golf ourse lot with utilities
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS

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

2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS
WITH DOCKS!
"Pineaple Point Resort" Luxury gated
community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and the most spectacular location in
Treasure Cay
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $850,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing

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


ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good
rental income EXC $526,350
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two 2 bath home
L 0 ^-O + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Con te Pool
Bldg 4 Dow 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redon CO t p
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $775,432 + 71V2%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1
bath apartment with an open living/dining/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.
MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing


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


GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 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 $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 store CBS building,
each level has 2 u nts with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di\ .. .r. Great rental
investment. ML EE! EXC. $400,000 FGS


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


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


April 15 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 7






Page 8 Section B The Abaconian


April 15, 2008


Coastal Awareness begins with radio chat


By Jennifer Hudson
April is Coastal Awareness Month and
many events have been planned to heighten
the public's awareness of the importance
of preserving and protecting our coastline.
This is a national venture which includes
New Providence as well as Abaco and oth-
er Family Islands.
Friends of the Environment has part-
nered locally with the Ministry of Tourism
to raise awareness on Abaco about the im-
portance of protecting our coastline. The
month of activities was kicked off with a
live broadcast on Radio Abaco on March
31 when Kristin Williams, Executive Di-
rector of Friends, Bernadette Hall and


Don Cornish, both with Tourism, spoke
on several issues to get the message for
2008 across, "Each of us can make a dif-
ference."
The subject for discussion during this
chat was that of trash that is a major prob-
lem causing much concern these days.
Mr Cornish stated that he is saddened
by the amount of cans strewn around on
the ground when bins nearby are clearly
marked. "We want a life free of litter and
pollution and are seeking ways to energize
the community," he stated.
Discussion ensued about the lackadaisi-
cal attitude of people these days towards
trash and the question was posed regarding


Local Dog Wins Best in Show

American and Baha-
mian Champion San-- --
don n' Oakhill Ba-
hama Breeze, better
known as Breezy, a

ton Terrier, ,,I,' .
won Best in Show at
the Bahamas Kennel
Club International "
Dog Show held in ,
Nassau. Dogs and
their owners travel
from around the Ba-
hamas, Canada and '
the United States
to compete at this
annual show. The ., .
judge shown pre-
senting Breezy with
this award is Ms. g g i l
Jacqueline Rusby, a
Canadian judge who I
has a winter home in
Treasure Cay. Breezy is proudly owned by Will and Candace Key of Hope Town.


people who throw trash out of their vehi-
cles. "If you throw it out, who do you ex-
pect to pick it up?" Bernadette Hall noted.
These days people rely too much on com-
mittees to clean up after them when stuff
should not be thrown out to begin with.
In the days of our grandparents the envi-
ronment was much cleaner as people were
more concerned. Mr. Silbert Mills remem-
bers even being made to sweep the rocks as
a young boy and Mr. Cornish said that if
people had no broom, they made one.
Mrs. Williams spoke about the new re-
cycling receptacles that are loaned out for
functions. Anyone interested in having
the use of these receptacles should contact
Friends of the Environment at 367-3721
Following the function someone will col-
lect the bins free of charge. Snappas Res-
taurant is the first to participate in a pilot


program specifically for aluminum cans.
Businesses can sponsor bins at $50 apiece.
Batteries from cars, boats and golf carts
can be taken to garages where Paul Mills
of Mills Brothers Fabricating will pick
them up. Scrap metal and old appliances
can also be recycled. Again, just call Paul
Mills at 557-0508 for pickup. Proper dis-
posal of this trash will prevent it going
to the landfill. The community is asked to
be proactive, to help save the environment
and preserve it for future generations.
A recycling competition is in place for
schools to encourage the students to gather
aluminum cans that will be collected ev-
ery semester by Mr. Mills, who will weigh
them. A $200 prize is offered for the win-

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Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour 2.- Mo.
Perry Thomas
Triplex, 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
Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house
with 2 bed and I bath. Sold
together. Priced at $307,400


Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase
a restaurant that is ready to go
with all the necessary equipment
needed to operate this lovely
building, has sea views, is on
0I 0'xl20' lot. Priced $424,000.
Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees.


Four bedroom, 4 bathroom
p rll Ir .; .1


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


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


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

Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath
S apartment unr rnished.
O~~~I0/C and
Swaer dryer. The other unit has
window A/C unit in the bedroom.
Building sits on lot 131 x 90
property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to
sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested
should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you.
Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco.
Residential only
Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross
Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross
Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross
Lot #lNDEcONTRACT2 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are priced
individually. Lot #1 1 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
One lot in Mu Subdivision on Shell Road Lot
size 131 x I 10 gross
For sale I 5 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this property
will go fast. Call today.


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

Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellow-
woodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net
Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town
2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net
Triplex for Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath
and I two-bedro L 159,000 net
Triplex 3 I bed/I bao UNDER CONTRACT own
Lot # 122 Central Pind SOLD |
Lot # 78 Central Pin( SOLD
Duplex, 2 L -apts. off Forest Drive in
Dundas T
6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each
2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each
5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco
Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together
$253,171
Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, I at $48,730, I at $106,745
S -__.- Duplex Murphy Town
2 story, 2 bedroom I bath up
I ', i-J and down. $160,000 net


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April 15 2008


The Abaconian


Section B Page 9


Coastal clean up plans were announced


Coast From Page 8

ning primary school and high school and
excitement has already been engendered in
this program amongst the students.
Discussion then turned to the impact of
land trash on the ocean. Sixty to 80 percent
of garbage in the ocean is from land sourc-
es. Our whole country is a coastal zone
and littering is not something we should do
anywhere. Throwing trash on land still af-
fects oceans as we are never far from the
sea. The wind, birds, dogs and other ani-
mals can take inland debris to the coast.
Trash takes a very long time to break
down, some taking thousands of years to
go away; a cigarette butt, for instance, can


take over 100 years while fishing line can
just stay forever. Dumping of debris and
engines overboard causes them to wash
up on beaches and also ruin areas for fish
so then these area have to replenish them-
selves.
Debris on our coasts affects all wildlife.
Birds and fish can become entangled in it
or can ingest it and die. Pollutants in the
water can kill fish and destroy reefs. The
whale that became stranded on the beach
south of Bahama Palm Shores last month
had trash entangled around its mouth and
thus starved to death. A thought to ponder,
"Humans do more damage to the environ-
ment than any other creature."
The environmentally friendly Green


Bags will be launched nationally and
Friends encourages everyone to buy these
reusable Green Bags that you see in the
grocery stores to cut down on the amount
of plastic. "It is a simple solution to a very
BIG problem."
Ms. Hall mentioned a very profound
comment she saw recently at Disney World
written by a 10 year old who said, "We
only have one earth, let's not make it once
upon a time." Mr. Cornish closed the dis-
cussion with the plea, "Partner with us.
Let's get serious about our environment
and keep our economy strong."
During the month of April Coastal
Awareness Month there will be island-
wide clean-ups every Saturday, recycling


promotions, talks to every school on the
island and Earth Day on April 25 in which
all students are encouraged to participate.
Last year eight schools and 188 students
participated ,and it is hoped to surpass that
number this year. This year's topic is Cli-
mate Change.
April 18 will be celebrated as T shirt
day. Special T shirts will be on sale and all
schools are encouraged to participate.


Road Safety

Is Everyone's

Responsibility


A L' -


Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

TREASURE CAY
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total 1 acre $4,575,000.
"FinalApproach "# 601 Recently renovated, furnished
canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath private home
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
"Trident House" # 317 Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished, 3,500 s/f beach fronthome. NOW $2,200,000.
"Fish Tales" # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage & dock. $1,725,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath beach
home, plus garage on 2 parcels. Recently refurbished,
tastefully furnished. 180' sandy beachfront $1,725,000.
"Porter Place"- BrigantineBay # 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' of dockage, new boat lift. $1,600,000.
"Laguna Galleon Bay #745 3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot,
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. From S850,000.
Treasure Cay House NearBeach # 492- 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Home, SweetHome"# 784 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f
furnished home on 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condominiums -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built
condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof, attached
garage. 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 -3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level
Phase 5 condo, closest to beach, tasteful contemporary
furnishings, unparalleled sea& beach views. $1,150,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2 level
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
Royal Poinciana #2612- # 972 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd level,
furnished beachfront condo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golf cart garage. Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
"Halyard Quay" # 827 Superior 3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f&
2,108 s/f waterfront condos, gated community, 15' beam dock
slip, private garage Pre-construction pricing from $603,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2203 -# 1000 -2 bed,2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Nearbeach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo # 2209 #770 Elegantly furnished,well
maintained 2 bed, 2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $495,000.


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TREASURE C4Y
Treasure Landings# 600 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes, Financing Available- $495,000,
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. REDUCED TO $398,000.
Beach Villa 685-# 958-Attractive 885 s/f2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina& golf course, 2
minute walk to Treasure Cay Beach $399,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums
# 959 -2 bed, I bath,2 level furnished unit, overlooks marina,
includes full size garage & vehicle. $310,000.


# 454-2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit
# 985 -2 bed,2 bath,2 level "turn-key", harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000
# 928- 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour
# 655 2 bed, I bath with marina view
# 455 1 bed, I bath, ground level, poolside


$295,000.

$286,500.
$279,000.
$274,000.
$185,900.


BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 76 1.5 acres with 100'
ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot # 654 -Prime elevated 12,800 s/f parcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
BeackfrontLot # 705 Choice 12,281 s/f elevated parcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95' beach frontage. All utilities available.
Sensational sea views. $1,385,550.
Beach & Canal Lot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
10 0' ofbeach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
Windward Beach # 999 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on SeaofAbaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
WindwardBeach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Brigantine Bay # 841 11,200 s/f cleared canal lot. 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $458,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot. 88' +
protected canal frontage, all utilities available. $350,000.
Rock Point Waterfront Parcel # 783 12,200 s/f lot near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $289,000,
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #558 Large lot on quiet cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal home building site. $66,000.
SCOTLAND CA Y
Sea ofAbaco Lot QI # 845 25,658 s/flot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CA Y
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,400 s/f
waterfront home with porches & balconies on 1/2 acre. 193'
elevated Sea of Abaco frontage, Fantastic views. $759,000.


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LITTLE HARBOUR
Waterfront Property #347 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected cave. Reduced to $608,000.
LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3 bath, plus
loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on canal front parcel. 95' sea
wall, 68' dock. Underground utilities. Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/fcanal lot w/i 30' frontage & dock $392,000.
# 602 -15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197 seawall $334,000.
# 886 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall, 50' dock $329,000.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.
# 597 I 1,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.
#904 16,345 s/fw/ 108' water frontage, sea view $119,950.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot, near beach $107,000.
#998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.
# 567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CA Y
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 843 Atlantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot# 121. All utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f
under roof elevated home. Close to beach. Reduced $212,000.
MARSH HARBOUR
Great Abaco Club, Sea View Lot # 493 7,750 s/f; Sea of
Abaco views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. Reduced $279,000.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea from
Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky shoreline on Sea of
Abaco. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $394,000.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront parcels
on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. Each $95,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
"Beau Soleil", White Sound# 662 Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath
Beachfront Estate Main House, Apt & Guest House furnished
3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres, 120' dock, pool, 173' beach.
(Main & Guest Houses also available separately) $2,300,000.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of Abaco, Fantastic
Sea Views, Privacy, near beach $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 -45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. Ideal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Ocean View Lot # 1036 17,650 s/f parcel with unobstructed
Atlantic ocean view, just across street from beach. $190,000.
Inland Lot- Near Beach (Ref # 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access. $38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside comer
parcel,12,600 s/f +/-, close to sandy Atlantic Ocean beachfront.
All utilities available. Ideal building site. $179,000.


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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian


School News


Rotary Club
Speech Compeitioin
By Candace Key
The annual Rotary Club Speech Contest
is a popular school competitive event and
was held this year on March 12 in Marsh
Harbour. This year's event was held in
memory of its founder, veteran educator
Mr. Hugh Cottis, who recently passed
away. Each year the contest is divided
into three categories; Primary Division,
Junior Division and Senior Division. The
topic for the Primary Division, Through
the Eyes of a Child, What Makes a Good
Parent. drew a record 13 competitors. Stu-
dents gave their ideas about what charac-
teristics make up a good parent. Several


These are the winners of the Primary Divis
2008 Speech Contest. They are first place An
from Cooper's Town Primary, second place I
from Central Abaco Primary School, and their
venson from Hope Town Primary School.


students patterned their speeches profiling
their own parents.
When the judges had added all the
points, the winners were, first place from
Cooper's Town Primary, Anthronique
Cooper; second place from Central Aba-
co Primary, Brittney McHardy and third
place from Hope Town Primary, Sean Ste-
venson. In the Junior Division there were
10 entrants who spoke on the topic A sig-
nificant number of young people are opting
not to pursue higher education. How could
this affect the future growth of our nation?
and the winners were, first place, Tirsha-
tha Etienne from Long Bay School, second
place was Quitel Charlton from St. Francis
de Sales School and third place was Felicia
Romer from Sherlin Bootle High School.
I a st lunch time when the
Senior Division got
their turn to speak on
the topic If You Had
the Power to Stop the
Violence in Schools,
What Would You Do?
Eight senior students
spoke eloquently and
emotionally on this
very serious matter.
l Winners declared in
this category were,
S- first place, Amy
Mackey from Forest
Heights Academy,
second place Natasha
ion of the Abaco Bootle also from For-
thronique Cooper est Heights Academy
B, im,.'v McHardy and in third place was
d place Sean Ste- Oliceia Simon who
was also from For-
est Heights Academy.


Forest Heights made a clean sweep of the
placements and Amy Mackey also won
the privilege of competing in the Nation-
al Texaco Road Safety Speech Contest in
Nassau.
Trophies were presented by the judges
who were Rotary Club officers and mem-
bers. Mr. Brian Thompson, Mrs. Sandra
Albury, Mr. Bill Albury and Mr. Barry
Whiting did the honours of presenting the
lower two category trophies while Mrs.
Sylvia Cottis presented the beautiful, new
Hugh Cottis Memorial floating trophy to
the Senior category Winner.


Very proud student, Trishatha Etienne of
Long Bay School displays her first place
trophy won in the Junior Division of the
Rotary Club's Speech Contest.


This year's record number of entries
came from Agape Christian School, Central
Abaco Primary, Cooper's Town Primary,
Crossing Rocks Primary, Hope Town Pri-
mary, Treasure Cay Primary, St. Francis
de Sales School, Long Bay School, Forest
Heights Academy and Sherlin Bootle High
School. Students are already eagerly await-
ing next years competition!
Cyber Learning held
its Bike-a-thon
By Isobel Sl/,,ii na,
On March 13 Cyber Learning Center
held its annual Bike-a-thon. Led by Princi-
pal Sharon Greene, students, teachers and
parents started from the school near the
Marsh Harbour airport round-about and
pedaled or walked to the Cherokee Road
turn off, a distance of about 11 miles.
While Grades 3-11 were riding and walk-
ing the preschool and Grades 1 and 2 were
riding their bikes on a course in the back
of the school.
Once reaching the end point, the par-
ticipants were driven back by parents. A
cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs was
held at the school. The Cyuber Learning
Center Parent Teachers Association pro-
vided food. Funds raised will go towards
the purchase of physical education equip-
ment and additional computers.
HIV/AIDS Certification
Training
By Samantha V. Evans
A special training was held for students
in the Abaco community over the weekend

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April 15 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11



More School News


School From Page 10

of February 15th and 16th at the Learn-
ing Resources Center in Marsh Harbour.
The purpose of the all day training sessions
was to afford the students the opportunity
to become trained HIV Peer Educators un-
der the umbrella of Youth Ambassadors
for Positive Living in Nassau. The facilita-
tor for this event was Keith Kemp, Chair-
man of YAPL-Bahamas. Eight students
from Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High


Schools attended.
The session began with Mr. Kemp clear-
ly explaining to the students what Sexually
Transmitted Infections (STIs) are and how
they can be contracted. Then he went into
the definition, transmission and preven-
tion of HIV/AIDS, which he delivered by
way of oral presentations and role playing.
Later in the day the presenter explained the
various types of risky behavior that teenag-
ers are engaged in, including unprotected
sexual encounters and multiple partners.


Other topics covered over the two days
training were Is Sex In or Out, The Im-
portance of Values and Attitude, The Role
Stigma and Discrimination Plays in the
World HIV/AIDS, Positive Thinking, and
Decision Making which provoked them
to make good or better choices. Even
though much training has been done and
much information is available, still the
HIV/AIDS rate continues to climb in The
Bahamas. In fact, the fastest growing
groups of infections are being seen among
teenagers and young adults. Mr. Kemp and
his team hopes that by training high school
students to become HIV Peer Educators,


they will take this information back into
their schools and communities to educate
their peers and adults about the importance
of making good choices when it comes to
their sexual activities. The students will
take part in additional training at a later
date to keep them abreast of changes in the
demographics of The Bahamas in general
and Abaco in particular so that the infor-
mation they provide with always be current
and factual.


Central Abaco Primary School has am'i, d'ri ftn group of students who have excelled dur-
ing the month of February by producing great work resulting in them being named student
of the month. The students are Kadesha Canton grade 4, Rayjanique McKenzie grade,
Kenzia Bain Preschool, Ruedson Eldor grade 4, Kaisten Moxey grade 1, Chelsea Davis
grade 1, Ginardo Longley grade, Desmond Bootle grade 4, Trevon McKenzie grade,
Adiami Bovery grade 3, Lauren Octavien grade 5, Juline Russell grade 3, Rosmichel
Denoyer grade 2, Chinica Jean grade 1, Jason Petit grade 3, Chyanne Turnquest grade
5, Rosemary Pierre grade 5, Quinisha Cooper grade 2, Carlin Simeon grade 4, Valencia
Edmond grade 4, James LaFrance grade 2, Jonathan Hardy grade 5, and Domynque
Miller grade 3.


This 9,732 sq ft wooded lot is the largest in Little Poit
a relatively new subdivision just South of Hope Town. U E
Only a few minutes walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay. ERA
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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian


Social workers were recognized for their important work


Social Services From Page 1
The visit to S.C. Bootle High School
was to talk to the students about the field
of Social Work with hopes of getting more
of them interested in entering the field, es-
pecially the males. Social work has been
defined as the professional activity of pro-
moting social change, problem solving in
human relationships and the empowerment


Two officers from the Freeport Office, Ms.
and Mr. Andy Laing, were on Abaco to join
with the local officers. They went to several
right is Mrs. Salomie Gibson, who is in cha
workers on Abaco.


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and liberation of people to enhance their
well being.
Social Workers are guided by six es-
sential values which are service, social
justice, the value and respect of people's
worth and dignity, the importance of hu-
man relationships, integrity and compe-
tence. Since social work is a profession of
many faces, it is important that they are
equipped with the moral ethical, and le-
galistic skills that will
protect the standard of
service they deliver to
the communities they
serve. Sadly, many
persons still view so-
*ncial work as the ac-
tivity of issuing food
coupons, Med Cards
and stripping unde-
serving parents of their
children. But this is a
gross misconception
Julita Ingraham and misrepresentation
in the celebration of what they do. Social
functions. On the work is an extensive
functions. On the
re of all social profession drawing on
the theories of many


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disciplines including psychology, biology,
and education.
To add, social workers work in many
diverse sections of this profession in-
cluding school welfare, child protection,


healthcare, mental health, probation, pa-
role and correctional services, research,
policy making, and politics.


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Water and Sewerage

Corporation gives update


Abaco's chief social

worker was honored


By Samantha V. Evans
On March 28th the organizing commit-
tee for social workers recognized the pio-
neers of social work at a luncheon held in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, under the theme
"A luncheon with a difference. Abaco's
head social services officer, Mrs. Salomie
Gibson, was honored as one of the pio-
neers in the field. Mrs. Gibson was born
in Sandy Point, the eighth child of Capt.
Earnest Dean and the late Eula Dean. She
has one son, Jevon Gibson, a daughter,
Akilah Gibson, a granddaughter, Anaya,
and a grandson, Myles.
Mrs. Gibson has worked in social work
for the past 23 years, functioning as a
Chief Welfare Officer for nine years. For
the past two and a half years, she served
as the Officer in Charge of the Abaco Of-
fices. Most of her years as a social work-
er were spent at Health Services in New
Providence in the field of Mental Health.
Prior to becoming a social worker, Mrs.
Gibson worked as a registered nurse at
Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandilands
Rehabilitation Center and during her col-
legiate years in New Jersey.
Mrs. Gibson holds a Master's Degree


in Clinical
Social Work
from Nor-
folk State
University,
Bachelor's
Degree in
Sociology
from Jersey
City State Mrs. Salomie Gibson
University,
an Advanced Certificate in Social Work
from the College of The Bahamas and a
Diploma in General Nursing. For 20 years
Mrs. Gibson served as a Women's Crisis
Center volunteer attending multiple con-
ferences on Domestic Violence and Child
Sexual Abuse. She was a committed mem-
ber of the Cripple Children Professional
Committee (now known as the Physically
Challenged Children Committee) for many
years.
In her spare time Gibson enjoys playing
tennis, walking, traveling, and spending
time with her children and grandchildren.
She was an active member of the Gym Ten-
nis Club for many years. Currently, she is
a member of the Rotary Club of Abaco.


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The Water and Sewerage Corporation
announced that on mainland Abaco the
installation of water transmission and
distribution mains to serve the commu-
nities of Yellow Wood and Cherokee
Sound have recently been completed and
these communities are being served with
desalinated water from the nearby Abaco
Club via an agreement between the Club
and the Corporation.
The Corporation has recently opened


a new office in Cooper's Town.
The Corporation will continue to work
with the government of the Bahamas as
it works to bring potable water to every
resident of the Bahamas at the earliest op-
portunity. However, the company realizes
that due to the archipelagic nature of the
Bahamas and the inherent logistical chal-
lenges and necessary duplications of key
systems, this will require substantial finan-
cial investments.


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Guana Cay! Beachfront and inland home sites with views
starting from $195,000. Call for info!
Dundas Town! 32,670 s.f. on the Sea of Abaco!
Commercial or residential use. Ref#: 563449. $200,000
Bahama Palm Shores! Must Sell! Home on double lot, pool.
Move in ready! Ref#: 563340. Only $295,000
Bahama Palm Shores! Nice selection of home sites starting at
just $34,000. Buy for the future! Call for info!
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Chris Thompson Broker
chris@ hopetown.com

Kjoberts CRS, BRI, Broker


.M 2w.. .." 7 c o 8 au... .
wn, Abaco/"Bahamas


Secluded North End of Elbow Cay oceanfront
villa 2/bed and 2/bath with incredible sunrises.
short distance to Hope Town settlement, and
great rental potential. $ I


Oceanfront lot I1/2+ acre, suitable for main New custom home overlooking historic
and guest cottage, ad-jacent to private Hope Town Harbour, 2 bed/2 bath with
Dor-ros Cove community at south end of dock. Turn key and recent rental history.
Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina


Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean front turn
key home on beautiful sandy beach, located
north of historic Hope Town settlement.
Open decking, beautiful decor and excellent
rental history.


to
Little Orchard, Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom/2 5 single family homes overlooking the Sea Spectacular sunsets at this 3 Bed/3 Bath Hope Town harbour, beautiful home with
bath house, perfect family home or excellent of Abaco all with private deeded dock slips, home on the Sea of Abaco in private Dor- large private dock, 4 Bed/4 Bath. Excellent
rental potential. Located close to restaurants, Excellent rental history, and just minutes to ros Cove community. Wrap around decks, rental potential. Offered at
marina and beach 236,0 historic Hope Town or Tahiti Beach, starting incredible elevation and large private dock.
at W0


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


Hilltop lot adjacent to Aunt Pats Bay
in White Sound. 1/3 acre with private
dock slip and views of the Sea of
Abaco and Atlantic $355.000
T WHITE
SOUND
Lots #13 & #14 with dockage on
White Sound Bay each


Lot #18 with dock slip and ocean
views 162000
Lot #21 with dock slip and panara-
mic views
Lot # 43 with dock slip and ocean/sea


TL.


Perfect spot for private home or vil-
las! Great North End beaches and
short walk or ride to Hope Town
settlement for shopping and mul-
tiple dining venues. $7S000


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April 15, 2008







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Dupuch Real Estate


ERA


#13515


Price: $4,250,000


367-0289


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e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com

TOM CURRY'S POINT
ON THE SEA OF ABACO
Fabulous 2.46 acre private estate with beach. Located at the entrance to beau-
tiful Little Harbour, this property features unparalleled views including the Sea
of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Three pods connected with verandahs, comprise
over 3,500 square feet of living space. Vaulted ceilings with copulas. Six bed-
rooms, four baths, laundry room, storage, garage,and backup generator systems.
Landscaped beautifully with tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, silver button-
wood, coconut palms among others. Included are two Cherokee Jeeps, flats
boat and Yamaha four wheeler. Located in secluded gated community. If you
like going green, there is enough solar power to run this home without the use
of the generators. The reverse osmosis system is rarely used due to the massive
rain water tanks. #13563 Price: $4,700,000

LITTLE HARBOUR
This fabulous offering includes 14+ acres of property situated on Bookies Bay
with 335' of sandy beach frontage. Just 1/3 of a mile north of the prestigious
Abaco Club at Winding Bay. Perched upon the hilltop (elevations of 60') this
cottage enjoys unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean from the covered
porch. One bedroom, 1 bath cottage plus additional guest house with bath. The
gardens are filled with beautiful tropical plants and surround the home with
flowers. Privacy and seclusion in your own piece of beachfront paradise.


LI I I LI IAKIBUUK
Just under one acre of direct ocean
front property. Fantastic Atlantic
Ocean views.Power available. Good
elevations.Cleared & ready to build.
#l1 Af04 Prircp :30 000n


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BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Lovely well maintained CBS home
featuring 3 beds, 2 baths on corner
lot 90x150. Enclosed & landscaped
property with secluded garden.


#2837


Price: $332,000


CASUARINA POINT
Comfortable 2 bed, 2 bath with views of
the Atlantic and beach access just steps
away. Nice waterfront community that has
all of the essential services.

#13596 Price: $230,000


BAHAMA PALMS 3HUKtS
Comfortable 3 bed, 3 bath, beach-
front home on one acre. Relax &
enjoy the Bahamian lifestyle at it's
best.
#13180 Price: $580,000


LASUAKIINA PUIN I
Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home on
gorgeous beachfront with views of
Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone, fenced,
deck turnkey!


#2818


Price: $580,000


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Fabulous 3 bed, 3 bath, beachfront
home with garage. Open concept
beach side living on spectacular
Atlantic Ocean lot.
#13552 Price: $649,000


CASUARINA POINT
Fabulous opportunity to own a piece of
beachfront property. Unobstructed views
of Atlantic. Bonefishingshelling,snorkel-
ing, just paradise!
#13619 Price: $325,000


BAHAMA PALM SHORES
1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in
sea side community. Good eleva-
tions, gorgeous Atlantic Ocean
views.
#13544 Starting at: $295,000


WATCHING BAY
8+/- acres of beachfront 90' elevations
with 35' dunes. Fabulous views of Atlantic
and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to The
Abaco Club
#13482 Price: $2,185,000


j MURPHY TOWN g TURTLE ROCKS
Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with Newly built home on over 2.4 acres
open concept living, sits on 1.75 of beachfront property. Four beds, 3
acres. Can be subdivided. Great 1/2 bath with open concept living.
investment opportunity. e Breathtaking views of Sea of Abaco.
#13475 Price: $305,000 #13561 Price: $895,000

Bahama Palm Shores Section 2, large interior lot close to beach $55,000
Bahama Palm Shores 3 bed,2 bath direct beach access & views. $365,000
Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available. $23,000
Bahama Palm Shores Section 1, interior lot, cleared, ready to build $47,000
Bahama Palm Shores Section 4, sea-view lots each $44,000
Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip$925,000
Hope Town Comfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home. $260,000


COOPERS TOWN
Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
residential development.


GREEN TURTLE CAY
1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with
135 feet of frontage and great elevations.
This is the last available piece in this area.


#13558 Price: $490,000 #2809 Price: $665.000

*Little Harbour Interior, 1.34 acres, 60' elevations, ocean views. $330,000
*Treasure Cay Elevated lot, near beach, golfing, fishing and boating $90,000
*Treasure Cay Lot 100+/-ft. of waterfront with southeast exposure. $350,000
*Yellow Wood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay $150,000
* Casuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available
* Long Beach Lots Starting at $30,000
* Long Beach Homes Starting at $275,0000


BOOKIES BAY
This 4.8 acres is located directly
north of the prestigious Abaco Club
at Winding Bay. Excellent views of
the Atlantic. 135 feet water frontage.
#13639 Price: $1,215,000


April 15 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 15


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North Abaco News


Treasure Cay
Tour of Homes
By Maureen Koepp
The Treasure Cay home tour was very
enjoyable, featuring nine homes, a garden
tour and a yacht. Tickets were $20 per per-
son to benefit the Treasure Cay Community
Centre. You signed in at the centre where
raffle prizes were also on display and you
could purchase tickets. The thing I enjoyed
the most was how each home reflected the
taste of its owner. Not all of the homes
were new or overly large, but they were
loved and I appreciated the owners shar-
ing them with us. Some having whimsical
names such as "Sun Spot." "Surf Shack"
or "Island Tyme" made one wonder what
they were like on the inside before you


even arrived.
There was a wonderful nautical cottage
with a wonderful screened in porch off the
bedroom that made you dream of being
served breakfast or sitting to sip tea while
watching the waves roll on the beach.
Another, a modern interior that had
sleek plastic furniture and accent pieces
with brilliant metallic and fun sculptures
on almost every wall made you wonder if
the home owner was an artist at heart.
The owner of one home used tropical
foliage to create dramatic arrangements
thought the house and had used driftwood
found on the beach as the stair rail to the
second floor.
One of the Brigantine villas, built in
1974, kept its original charm. It felt invit-
ing and peaceful.


The Royal Poinciana Townhouse was a
wonderful surprise with its spacious interi-
or, restful colours and tasteful furnishings.
It was much larger inside than it appeared
from the outside.
A Treasure Cay Villa very close to the


street was surprisingly private with a large
tree, stone patio and privacy fence so you
could sit and enjoy a meal outdoors and
never know the street was nearby. Traffic
Please see North Page 17


This is the interior of one of the houses on the Teasure Cay Home Tour. The tour was or-
ganized to raise money for the Community Center and Library. This house is Surf Shack,
the Saunder's House located on Treasure Cay Road very near to the end. Each house had
hostesses to show guests around and answer questions.


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


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


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HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home,
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Town and Lub-ber's Quarters, 2 car
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sea level
CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE


High Rock beautiful home 3 bed
/ 2 bath, furnished, family room, cen-
tral air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE
$750,000
Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.5 million EXCLUSIVE
Treasure Cay Carleton Landing
Condos on the canal
Call for info.
Pelican Shores Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Exclusive, Call for Info
Bahama Palm Shores
Lot in Section I, lot 100 x 150
Price $60,000
15 Mar 2008


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the many native fruit trees planted there. nar aimed at educating the public about Rocky Farms, explain several modes of
North From Page 16 Some of which were Gooseberry, Sour invasive species and the means of propa- propagation besides planting seeds. These

sounds were dulled by a small pond and Sop, Spanish Guava, Sugar Apple, Wild gating native plants. A good crowd of lo- included splitting, cloning and mossing.
waterfall. Sapodilly, Sea Grape, Spice Tree and hot cal residents showed up at the Community Mr. Parotti demonstrated on a sea grape
Another home featured handmade fur- Peppers. When I asked Mr. Curry what Center that morning and witnessed Mr. Mi- Please see North Page 18
niture from its original owner, reminding type of fertilizer, he uses he said, "I mix chael Parotti, manager of the Abaco Club's
me of the fine woodwork of a boat builder. it myself." You could see the pride of his
Other rooms in the house had the touch of work.
its new owner with hand painted details on The Treasure Cay ladies were very gra- R
furniture, ceiling fans and most interest- ciously serving refreshments on the porch
ing of all the electrical breaker panel was by the pool. E b i P rint Sho p
painted as a piece of artwork. I must add that the organizers did a great Abaco Shopping Center
Surf Shack was done in vivid blues and job. We were given a map at the Commu-
greens with an unexpected swimming pool nity Centre and even offered rides in golf Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201
and deck on the second story level to take carts to the homes. We had our own car,
advantage of the ocean views. A mer- but the homes were easy to find with a sign FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS!
maid's room below with colourful daybed and little flag outside each one. At the front Flyers Business Cards
and children's furniture let you know that door we were greeted by a hostess who
kids were welcome here. made us feel welcome and pointed out de- Tickets Open Laminations
A home on Ocean Boulevard took your tails of the home. We did not get a chance Brochures 9am 5pm Envelopes
breath away the minute you stepped in the to tour the yacht but heard it was well at- Certificates Mon. Fri. Menus
front door. The wide view beyond the liv- tended with a waiting line on the dock. NCR Forms Labels
ing room and terrace was the crystal blue Plant Fair Photo Scanning ...More
waters of Treasure Cay. By Mirella Santillo
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More North Abaco News


North


From Page 17


how to perform mossing, first by peeling
about one inch of the bark around a good
size branch, brushing the peeled area with
Rootone powder or other brand of hor-
mone powder, covering it with sphagnum
moss that has been previously soaked and
covering it again tightly with foil. In ap-
proximately four to six weeks the limb
should have rooted and is ready to be cut
under the mossed area and planted, either
in the ground or in pot. He explained that
it is the type of propagation most used at
Rocky Farm Nursery, where thousands of
trees are needed to landscape the Winding


Ms. Stacy Moultrie from the Nature Conservn
Treasure Cay Plant Fair on March 29. She di
that invasive species cause, especially for isla
aged the residents to replant invasives with n


Bay resort. He also outlined the way the
nursery is run. "We try to keep the nursery
as organic as possible," stated Mr. Parot-
ti, "by building up the soil with shredded
newspaper, seaweed and horse manure."
The nursery produces all the plants needed
by the resort except for poinsettias that are
imported.
Mrs. Anita Knowles who was the coor-
dinator for the event introduced the guest
speaker, Ms. Stacey Moultrie who had
come from Nassau for the occasion. A se-
nior advisor with the Nature Conservancy
and a technical officer at the Best Com-
mission, Ms. Moultrie is a Bahamian very
concerned with the preservation of the nat-
ural habitat of The Bahamas. She made an
informed presentation
on invasive species,
explaining the way they
were introduced or are
still introduced in the
country, sometimes
voluntarily, sometimes
accidentally. She ex-
posed the means of
controlling the damage
they can inflict on the
native environment.
"Invasive species
are the biggest threat to
bio-diversity not only
locally, but globally,"
she said. When intro-
duced in a new habitat,
whether voluntarily or

ancy spoke at the by accident, an inva-
scussed the threat sive species does not
inds. She encour- carry with it its preda-
ative plants. tors, so natural control


is no longer in place.
Among the trees requiring control are
the Casuarina pines, Brazilian pepper, Ha-
waiian sea grape and the paper bark tree.
Animals such as dogs and cats which have
been allowed to go wild without being neu-
tered as well as some fish (the lion fish
which feeds on baby grouper) and some
micro-organisms are also on the invasive
species list.
In the plant kingdom, Mrs. Moultrie ad-
vised replacing invasive species by native
ones as often as possible. Several agencies
worldwide have been formed to notify the
public and take steps towards controlling
invasive species. She mentioned the cre-
ation of a specific National Management
Plan for The Bahamas that would oversee
the control of invasive species and address
each particular situation.
The seminar ended with the auction of
decorated flower pots as well as a Lignum
Vitae and a Yellow Elder tree.

Treasure Cay

Hosts Tournament
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Sporting Club in con-


junction with HOYTES will host three
days of fast and live basketball action on
March 27th through 29th with activities
set to begin on Thursday evening and
continue through Friday and Saturday.
Teams from Nassau and Abaco will com-
pete against each other for the opportu-
nity to be crowned king of the courts.
There promises to be great game plays
and action on the court. This tournament
will cater to all the age groups that are
a part of the Junior ABA League. For
the first time the girls in the Treasure
Cay Club will be able to weigh in on
the playtime and gain some exposure
for themselves. The anticipation level is
very high as the girls are ready to show
the crowd what their time in practice has
taught them.
The association is inviting the public to
enjoy the excitement. The venue for the
tournament is the Don Corbett Basketball
Court and games will be held during the
day and evening sessions.


Please see North Page 79


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Friday Kids Games Stage Other Informative
Time Center Field Sehcdile Aetivities Talks al Ithe
Administration
12:00pm Welcome and Pleasenotje: I'h
Opening air-conditioned
PaYAdrinistration
12:15 Character Parade throughout the tstival siftand Building is
Irl.oduclion of our vJiititg British actors in frnmn lit-iattd next to
of lihc stage thte -st Office
12:30 "Touunament d R
of Arts" The Loyalists
F..l.ig _ht show_ (I h unr)
lAlO Old Ttine lsoiLk sigrlifl
Liie in Spooi n tee and
Piotpo borh
1 IE of Wi_ by D -ius

1:30 Mad King flinni 1amiOia,
Gcoirc H1 StorEy Rail Systens of the
Tinm. B&Iarmas
2:00 Soldier I)rill: ;Woodcs 2-15 Book 1J,_Q.fT..
Fights Storcy Tin; aid T f Abi and
Abaco Dinghy buLh by Archeological
Abaco Dighy Dris nl,_-- (I h1ur>
denlt opsftrabnn WmViimans
by TNc AIhuiry ii5m-n.)
at the dock
nexl to his
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2:30 Caname Tihl-e Tt with
Thr~ad th.e Queen
3:00 N nsdl. Eath I 3m _-c

Ie m eA d miv srl t i
Hunt Tirc T 0 Ajiil Al inide look tL
t the IRFC tio h lora Oue a
4:00 b1 f. A
4:30 Royal Bahamta Police Force
Maclhing Bandi Musical
7 Prelude
5:00 Opening Plc Dte: The
Ceremony with air-onTjitiuor c
the Prime Adm nistration
Minister ofthn uJldinJg ini
Bslaamam Itoated nCxt to
The Fust Office
6:0n Royal BFlahsnas
Police Forvc
Marching Band
Display
6:30 Maypole
Dance
7:00 Island Spice:
KXvia McIlntoah
7:30 Fire Show
In ftonilt of the stlae
8:30 Lassie Doe alid
the Boys Rake
and Scrape
SB__________ and


9:30


Royal
Bahamas
Police Force
Pnn Dand


SaTumrdamy ids CmUes.
T.une_ __ Center Field


Stayo


Other
AetlivIles.


in rnativt
Talks
air crndlfi= n ed
AdrnhinistTaticrn
fluilditi in
the Pc,.t Office


LOz5 C-haracter Parade throughout th. Festival Silt
10:30 retfronance A.ii. fln.y

by the < iur) Ady Etur-
Amy Ron1rts An in,.id look
Pri'may i. l.. ra a.nd
stimal ti<."'"" -fauna oAtAbacd.
1 :30 nypl g f(rBC t" (I Honr)
12:00 Dyrioniit F -dI-Kciu k
Daiy J-, Httorical j Spt
AT 12'15PM Ij_-f Archeological
Old Tim Finds (I hor)
1:00 Lmin spVon, ArT rie f.-ily Ricky's Naturc
Treasurc Hunt. T, ozd Pbto A np.-- tL-_
fn-L^^Ln wan An1 inside look
Sodie Radi y i- at thc flora and
Il$Lru.Ciofl ihI Ia or A
NT-cr4al Fight,
1:30 Woodrs At fRetet hi
Rodgers 'L fol ~lei idchlificaton
Store5 Tir,,a C.,t^tr uh

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help you,'w. l |tc
w-rld 30 -i)
2:00 run with
Hoola Hoops
2:30 Mad King Tea with
George Queen
Story TIMur Victoria at the
New
3:00 T4oumrammnt Plymouth Lnn
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North From Page 18
Revival Time Pentecostal
Convention 2008
By Vernique Russell
Revival Time Pentecostal Church held
its annual revival on February 25 through
March 2 and held a special climax service
in the afternoon. Both churches came to-
gether to worship God and thank Him
for another year to celebrate Convention
Time. Revival Time is under the leader-
ship of Overseer Bishop Henry Wright,
senior pastor at the church in Cooper's
Town, and Rev. Burnell Parker, senior


pastor in Fox Town who assists him. Both
churches have been pillars of strength in
their communities and have contributed
to the development and spiritual growth
of the settlements. The organizers thank
all who supported them and hope that you
were blessed by the experience.
Cedar Harbour Easter Festival
By Vernique Russell
The 7th Annual Easter Festival and
Homecoming in Cedar Harbour was held
during the Easter weekend of 2008, March
21 through 23rd. The organizers planned a
memorable weekend but the rain dampened
the organizers' plans. On Friday evening


the homecoming was officially launched KB, was also on the island for the festi-
and those in attendance enjoyed the shows val hoping to thrill the crowd with another
and the time of fellowship and socializing, one of his exciting and lively performanc-
However, on Saturday the weather com- es. But the rain managed to put a hold on
pletely switched. Saturday brought lots of that also. However, we learnt that KB was
rain and wind and forced the organizers to
postpone most of the shows that planned Please see North Page 23
for that day. The Bahamian musical icon,


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Club News


Rotary's Fund Raising
Golf Tournament
By Mirella Santillo
Since 2002 the Rotary Club of Abaco
has been holding a fund raising golf tour-
nament and this year was no exception.
The two-day event which took place at the
Treasure Cay Resort started in the evening
of January 25th with a cocktail party and
a Chinese auction at the Coco Bar. It was
followed by the tournament on January 26
with the awards party as well as a silent
auction taking place in the evening.
Although it was not as well attended as
usual, the cocktail party turned out to be
very entertaining when Mr. George Riv-
iere, the appointed auctioneer, took charge
of the Chinese Auction. For a limited


amount of time, he accepted non-revers-
ible bids on items such as a Bacardi basket
donated by Bristol Cellars or a fish platter,
compliments of Abaco Ceramics.
Approximately 34 people met the fol-
lowing morning for a morning of golfing.
According to one of our local golfer, Mr.
Bill Thorndicraft, who won closest to the
pin, "it was lots of fun."
As usual Treasure Cay's residents, Mrs.
Margaret Grey and Mrs. Beate Schnabel,
participated, both very successfully since
Mrs. Grey won the longest drive for la-
dies and Mrs. Schnabel was a member of
a winning team. That team included Mr.
Riviere, who almost did a hole in one, and
Mr. Daren Roberts with Insurance Man-
agement. The second winning team includ-
ed the Executive Vice President of Bristol


The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held a Spring Fling party on April 1 at the beach
at Abaco Beach Resort. These were some of the contestants of a conch blowing contest.


Cellars, who had flown from Nassau to
participate with Mr. Dwayne Whilly, also
with Bristol Cellars. Mr. Jerry Fountain,
Treasure Cay Golf Course Consultant was
the third member of that team, which tied
with the previous one.
Over 60 people gathered at Spinnaker
Restaurant that evening, some to receive
their awards, some simply to socialize or
enjoy the dinner which was part of the
golfing package. Under the orchestration
of MC Don Cornish, the function unrolled
with cocktails, a buffet dinner which in-
cluded delicious desserts and an award
presentation to the lucky winners as well
as the announcement of the silent auction's
recipients.
The winners were presented their awards
by Mrs. Joyce Riviere,
District Manager for
the Royal Bank of Can-
ada, a gold sponsor,
and Mr. Mike Malo-
ne, Rotary's President
Elect for 2008-09.
The prizes and items
for the auctions were
donated by several
businesses and indi-
vidual residents of Ab-
aco. The proceeds of
the evening will be di-
vided between Rotary's
two major projects: the During RMHYC'
installation of fire hy- sented with a life
drants throughout Ab- (',,, i/t-,.,"I. to t
aco and financial help cate are John M
towards the building of Vice Commodore


the Marsh Harbour library, the recipient of
last year's golf tournament proceeds.
Rotary donates dictionaries
to reading program
By Mirella Santillo
Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the
Reading Challenge Program at Central Ab-
aco Primary School, was the recipient on
March 31st of 125 Oxford Pocket School
Dictionaries. Started three years ago by
Mrs. Elaine Martinborough under the
sponsorship of Urban Renewal, the Read-
ing Challenge Program is aimed at instill-
ing a passion for reading in students.

Please see Clubs Page 21


s Spring Fling party, Gayle Cottman was pre-
'time membership in the club for kindness and
the cruising community. Presenting the certifi-
itchell, Past Commodore, and Margo Caldy,
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Eleuthera Vacant Property
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Lot. I 10B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. I OB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, Il B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by
land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area
of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a
topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly
by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the
property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and
running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running
thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial
development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant
land and is located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point"


Eleuthera Vacant Property

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

Exuma Vacant Property

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

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


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Clubs From Page 20
According to Ms. Samantha Evans, ap-
proximately 200 girls of the primary school
enrolled in the program. This year's theme
was Determination and perseverance: two
keys to success. Girls from grade 3 to 6
are challenged to read as many books as
they can and submit a report on each book
signed by a parent or guardian. The young-
er girls of grades 1 and 2 had to draw a
picture relating to the theme and the books
they read.
Ms. Evans is encouraging the teach-
ers to promote the program. Last year the
teacher of the winning student received an
award. This year not only the teacher of
the winning student was rewarded but also
the teacher who has the most girls enrolled


in the program.
Ms. Evans mentioned that the dictionar-
ies would be distributed on April 2nd dur-
ing a ceremony rewarding the best read-
ers among the girls enrolled in the reading
program.
The dictionaries were given to girls en-
rolled in the reading program. Handing the
dictionaries to Ms. S. Evans were Rotary
Club President, Mr. Bryan Thompson;
Rotary Secretary, Mr. Gentry Morris; and
Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, Past- President of
the Rotary Club of Abaco.
Interact's Club
Fund Raising Event
By Mirella Santillo
Sixteen students belonging to the St
Francis de Sales Interact Club led by their


The Rotary Club of Abaco donated 125 dictionaries to the Reading Challenge "I ruly
held at Central Abaco Primary School. Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the pro-
gram and Ms. Elaine Martinborough, who began the program are in the center of the
photograph. The others are all Rotarians and are Jo-Ann Bradley, Gentry Morris, Bryan
Thompson and Mike Malone.


President, Davina Knowles, and their advi-
sor, Mrs. Samantha Duverny, participated
in a major fund raising event on April 5th
to enable them to attend a Leadership Con-
ference in Freeport on April 25th. It was
organized by the Rotary Club of Abaco,
Bright and early on the morning of
April 5th, you might have noticed unusual
activity in the parking lot of AID on Don
MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour.
Quite a crowd of young people, armed
with sponges, chamois clothes and wa-
ter hoses, were assiduously washing cars
while their older counterparts, members of
the local Rotary Club, were selling souses,
from pig-feet souse to mutton souse, sheep


tongue souse, not forgetting the ever popu-
lar chicken souse, Johnny cake and pastries
to a famished breakfast crowd.
The event continued until 1:30 p.m.
with many a contented stomach leaving the
parking lot at AID with many a sparkling
clean car.
With the proceeds, the Interact students
will take a bus to the Crown Haven ferry
on April 25th on their way to Freeport,
which they'll ultimately reach by bus.
Their agenda there will include a meeting
with the other Interact clubs members of
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Proposals are invited from suitably qualified contractors
for the cutting and clearing of trees around BEC power
lines and the discarding of debris in the following areas:
North Abaco along the S.C. Bootle Highway between:
1) Treasure Cay Primary School and Andy's Auto
2) Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock and Cornish Car Rental.
South Abaco in the area of Bahama Palm Shores
between the residences of:
3) Mr. Absalom Woodside and Mr. Billy Albury
4) Mr. Absalom Woodside and Mrs. Jackie Estevez
Bids should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
Tender Clearing of Trees (Abaco) on the envelope.
All proposals are to be submitted on or before
Friday, April 18, 2008.

For further information, contact:
Mr. Wenzel Jones, Manager 367-2740.

Contractors should be in possession of a valid passport and busi-
ness license. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all
proposals.

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INVSTENTOPORTNIIE


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


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

Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal $753,570
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft. being
lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
2 L2obathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds
are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988
,, All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being
Lot No. 217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens
the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of

structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old single
family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living
space with 3 bedrooms, I bathroom, living/dining rooms,
kitchen, driveway and walkway. The land is on a grade and
level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
i .Traveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier
-' .Road, make a left at the light, then turn right into Kennedy
Subdivision. Go all the way to T-junction, turn right, then first left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building. After
passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green
with green and white door.

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

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


Long Island Properties

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

Abaco Properties

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

Eleuthera Properties

Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $229,426
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft. This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is
well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island
of Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the
Boiling Hole Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site
encompasses a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I
bathroom, front room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of
approximately 164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that
was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per
month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #I
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site
encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is
abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately 7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the
upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front room, dining room, den, kitchen,
and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft. There Is also a water cistern under the dining room
floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

New Providence Vacant Property

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

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440
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able to perform after 11 p.m. The perfor-
mance was a short but very much worth
the wait.
The rain determined the support
that organizers received this year. The
crowds weren't as large as they normally
are but organizers can still boast of a
very successful festival. The committee
thanks all of you who braved the weather
and supported them. They look forward
to seeing you next year at the 2009 fes-
tival.
Thank You
By Vernique Russell
The fund raising activities for the
3rd North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race have begun. On March
24th, Easter Monday, despite the rain,
people flocked to the public beach in
Treasure Cay to support the committee
as they raised funds to host another excit-
ing festival. Although the committee got
off to a later start due to non-stop rain, a
large crowd still came out in support of
the event and for that the committee is
very grateful.
The dates for the 3rd Annual Summer
Festival and Power Boat Race have not
yet been released. But one thing is cer-
tain. There will be one and as soon as
the dates become available to us we will
inform you.
End Time Harvest Youth
Convention 2008
By Vernique Russell
Under the theme For the Love of God
the youth departments of End Time Har-
vest and Cities of Refuge Ministries cel-
ebrated its annual youth convention with
services held at the End Time Harvest
church in Crown Haven. This year's


convention was geared toward allowing
the youth to understand the true defini-
tion of love and why God had loved us
so much that He sent His best for us and
to extend the invitation to them to the
unconditional love that only comes from
God. The Scripture text for the conven-
tion is one of the most popular scripture
in the Bible and it is John 3:16. Speak-
ers for this year's convention included
Evangelist Ed Armbrister, Min. Marvin
Mills, Pastor Carlos Reed, Min. Chris-
tine Curry and Overseer Bishop Tyrone
Mills. The line up of speakers challenged
the hearts of the youth and the believ-
ers at large. On Saturday the convention
committee hosted an all day fun day and
on March 30th the convention climaxed
with an afternoon service. The commit-
tee thanks all who fellowshipped with
them. They also thank those churches
whose youth groups joined them with
drama and dance performances.
New Business Opens
By Vernique Russell
Another exciting business has opens
near the community of Treasure Cay.
Harold Marine Limited has officially
open ad and offers dry boat storage, sales
and service to boat owners. The com-
pany office is located three blocks south
of the Full Gospel Assembly building on
the Sherlin Bootle Highway. Boat own-
ers can now purchase parts and other ne-
cessities there. Their business hours are
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Fri-
day. For further inquiries please contact
the office at 242-365-8556.

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian


Lionfish have invaded Abaco


By Jennifer Hudson
Beware! The venomous lionfish has in-
vaded The Bahamas and official reports
have indicated that they are being identified
around various islands and cays throughout
The Bahamas, Abaco being one of them.
The Department of Marine Resources in
collaboration with the College of the Ba-
hamas Marine and Environmental Studies
Institute has launched a National Lionfish
Response Project for the lionfish that has
invaded the Bahamian coasts. This plan
focuses on ecological research, invasive
management and policy development in
addition to public awareness through edu-
cational and outreach programmes.
Lionfish are species of the Scorpion fish
family that are native to coral reefs in the
sub-tropical and tropical regions of the In-
dian and Pacific Oceans including the Red
Sea. Since August 2000 lionfish have been
reported in increasing numbers along the
Atlantic Coast of the United States as far
south as Florida and have now moved into
The Bahamas. Currently, two species of
lionfish have been found in The Bahamas,
the red lionfish and the devil firefish.
There are several theories as to how
these creatures have found their way into
the Atlantic. One is as a result of aquari-
um releases when lionfish have out-grown
aquariums. At least six lionfish were said
to have been released in Biscayne Bay,
Florida, after a beach-side aquarium broke
during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Anoth-
er theory is that the lionfish may have been
transported here in the ballast water of
ships travelling from the Indo-Pacific re-
gion since ballast water is taken on for ves-
sel stability and then released upon arrival
at the ship's destination. Another theory is
that Hurricane Wilma that came from the


west brought some over from Florida. Oth-
er species were seen after that storm that
had not been seen here recently.
Lionfish have been found in water
depths from 85 to 260 feet on hard bot-
tom, coral reefs and man-made structures
such as shipwrecks, debris (tyres, boat en-
gines), under boardwalks and sometimes
hiding under ledges and in crevices. They
have even been found in Blue Holes.
Lionfish are easy to distinguish as they
are distinctively maroon, red, brown or or-
ange in colour with white or black stripes
about the body and fins. They also have
fleshy tentacles above the eyes and below
the mouth. Sharp, slender spines are locat-
ed on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins with
venom glands at the base of each spine.
An adult lionfish can grow as large as 18
inches but juveniles may be as small as 1
inch or less. ALL OF THE SPINES ON


A LIONFISH ARE VENOM-
OUS. After the fish's spine
punctures the victim's skin, the
venom travels up a groove in
the spine and into the wound
which causes severe pain and
Swelling and may persist for
days or even weeks.
If stung by a lion-
fish
You could expect to experi-
ence the following symptoms:
Intense throbbing and sharp
pain
Redness and swelling around
the wound
Tingling sensations around
the wound for days or weeks
Sweating and blistering
Headaches
Seizures, chills or cramps
Nausea or vomiting.
If left untreated the venom could cause
abdominal pain, paralysis and breathing
and heart complications.
If stung by a lionfish, professional medi-
cal attention must be sought as soon as pos-
sible.


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Immediate care for
a lionfish sting
There are some things which should be
done while waiting to receive medical at-
tention:
Immediately clean the wound.
Heat therapy: rapid application of hot
water to the wound can bring some pain
relief. The water should be as hot as the
victim can bear for 30 to 90 minutes. To
prevent scalding and other heat related in-
juries, the water should not be more than
45 C /1140F.
Administration of over-the-counter
painkillers: the amounts taken should be
provided to health professionals upon ar-
rival at the medical facility.
For first aid on a boat, hot water can be
obtained from:
* Water from outboard engine
* Instant hot pack in first aid kit (a good
tool to invest in)
* Pre-heated water in thermos.
The Department of Marine Resources
asks that all persons who have encountered
a lionfish, contact its main office in New

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Section B Page 25


Lionfish From Page 24

Providence or the nearest Fisheries Inspec-
tor. The Department of Fisheries on Abaco
can be reached at 367-3482.
If you find a lionfish
Anyone reporting lionfish sightings to a
Fisheries Officer should state the following
information:
Location fish were observed
Size and number of lionfish
Depth of water
Distance from shore
Habitat type
Interesting facts
about lionfish
What do lionfish eat?
Small and juvenile fish (silversides and


Anyone stung by a lionfish should take
the following steps:
Remain calm. A lion fish sting can be
extremely painful, but it is crucial that
you remain calm. Panicking while un-
derwater can result in hyperventilation or
breath holding which can lead to serious
diving-related complications.
Notify your dive buddy/partner. Cre-
ate a hand signal for a lion fish sting and
make sure that your dive buddy/partner
is familiar with the signal. Immediately
notify your buddy if you are stung by a
lion fish. Your dive buddy should assist
you in any way necessary and accompany
you back to the boat.
Slowly ascend and proceed with your
planned safety/decompression stop. Al-
though a lion fish sting is painful, it is
important to slowly ascend at a controlled
rate. Remain at the appropriate depth


juvenile lionfish)
Shrimps
Crabs
What eats lionfish?
Some shark species are known to have
no ill effects from consuming venomous
organisms. Cornet fish eats the devil fire-
fish, a related species, in the Red Sea.
Can lionfish be eaten?
Lionfish are edible. Although the lion-
fish venom is dangerous, it is only present
around the spines which makes the flesh
safe to eat. The lionfish are sold in the Pa-
cific pan- fish market
The utmost care must always be taken
not to step on a lionfish or touch one with
any part of the body while swimming.
Anyone wishing to eat the flesh must be
careful not to touch the spines.


and time for the entire duration of your
planned safety/decompression stop. Lung
over- expansion injuries or decompres-
sion sickness are generally far more dif-
ficult to treat than a lionfish sting!
Administer basic first aid. Allow your
dive buddy/partner or other persons on
the boat to assist you with basic first aid
for lionfish stings.
Immediate transport to a medical facil-
ity. A responsible person should accom-
pany the victim to a medical facility and
report the following to the health care
provider: the exact nature of the first aid
that was administered (including type and
dosages of painkillers taken); and wheth-
er or not the victim slowly ascended from
depth under water and adhered to the
rules pertaining to planned safety/decom-
pression stops.


Marsh Harbour Fire

Department receives donation


The law firm of Higgs and Johnson donated generously to the Marsh Harbour Fire De-
partment so the fire department can resume construction on the fire station. On hand for
the presentation, which took place in front of the partially constructed building, were Mr.
Stephen Melvin, General Partner and Mr. Earl Cash, Senior Partner, second and third
from the left; and Ms. Cheryl Cooke, Office Administrator on Abaco, left. Accepting the
cheque on behalf of the Fire Department was Fire Chief John Hall accompanied by fire-
fighters P.C. Boton, Shbau ii nat Claridge, Sgt, Paul Johnson and Jessica Cooke.


By Jennifer Hudson
A generous donation was made to the
Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department
by the law offices of Higgs and Johnson on
April 8.
Higgs and Johnson, Attorneys at Law, op-
erates offices in Nassau and Abaco. Although
the company is relative new to the communi-
ty here, it has already recognized the fire de-
partment as a very worthwhile cause saving
people's property and lives and thus decided
to make this donation to help the process of
building the new fire station. Mrs. Cooke
would like to encourage other businesses to
donate as this is a definite need in the com-
munity as Abaco continues to grow.
Mr. Hall thanked Higgs and Johnson for
its generous donation saying that it will en-
able them to go ahead with putting in the
plumbing which is needed and then putting
up the front wall.


Mr. Hall commented on the high costs of
maintaining the department. The department
has four working trucks and these trucks use
huge amounts of gas to keep them running for
pumping during a fire. The bush fires which
are prevalent at this time of year put a huge
strain on their finances, made even worse by
the escalating prices of fuel.
He put out a plea for persons to be extra
careful and not burn trash "as it often gets out
of hand and out of control and is the major
cause of brush fires. The piles of cars and
garages which have sprung up, especially
along the S.C. Bootle Highway, are a major
problem as they are close to the pine forests.
If there is a fire, it is easy for the cars to catch
afire. We cannot put firefighters' lives in
danger for derelict cars," stated Fire Chief
Hall, who added a plea for more recruits as
firefighters.


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Beware of Lionfish


Important information for

divers about lionfish






Page 26 Section B The Abaconian


School From Page 11

Central Abaco Primary
Teachers take learning
on the road ... again!
By Samantha V. Evans
On March 17th students in grades
two and three of Central Abaco Pri-
mary School went on a Religious
Studies Trip, which their teachers be-
lieve would be beneficial for them to
learn more about the different events
that Jesus went through leading up to
His death and resurrection. Needless-
to-say, this was a wonderful learn-


ing experience for both students and
teachers. The topics and the speakers
seen were as follows: The Temptation
- Jesus says No! The speaker was Sis.
Carmen Cornish of Change Ministries
International, The Last Supper where
the speaker was Sis. Brenda Archer of
Latter Rain Church, The Crucifixion
where the speaker was Pastor Christo-
pher Dean of Zion Baptist Church, and
The Resurrection He is Alive! where
the speaker for this event was Bishop
Anthony Campbell of the Church of
God Dundas Town.


Clubs From Page 21
Grand Bahama when they arrive. During
the meeting each club president will dis-
cuss its international service, its commu-
nity service, its school service and what the
club has done for fund raising.
The second day on Grand Bahama will
consist of performing a community ser-
vice on the island. On the Saturday eve-
ning there will be a party that will include
a talent show and on Sunday a visit to the
Dolphin Encounter. Then they will head
back to Marsh Harbour via bus and ferry,
a great experience for these high school
students.


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Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
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ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647


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


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


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Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
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Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
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Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
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Section B Page 27


Cane syrup was made once again


The antique cane mill in Bobby Albury's
yard in Marsh Harbour was put to use on
March 22 when Steve Bethel brought a
load of cane to be pressed. A pickup truck
connected to the timber on the mill's cross
arm took the place of a mule.
Round and round the truck went turn-
ing the rollers which squeezed the juice out
of the cane much like a wringer washer
squeezing the water out of a load of wash.


The cane juice was collected in a wash
tub seen on the ground under the mill. It
was then dumped into an open pot or boiler
and put over a roaring fire see photo.
Tending the fire is Steve Bethel, Bobby
Albury is skimming impurities off the top
of the syrup while Wayne Bethel splits
more kindling to feed the fire. The boiling
continued for about six hours until a cold
front with rain aborted the operation. The


hot syrup was quickly put into buckets and
taken inside.
Cane syrup and biscuits were a staple
on the fishing smacks during the last two
centuries. These two foods were easy to
store and kept well under harsh conditions.
The biscuits were often dipped in the cane
syrup to make them more appealing and
add a bit of moisture. Dipping the hard
biscuit into the syrup gave some incentive


to eat the dry cracker. Sometimes the bis-
cuits would be crumbled into coffee to add
variety to the meal.
When kept dry, the biscuits would last
for months, getting harder and harder as
time passed. The biscuits were a staple
during the American Civil War for soldiers
and sailors and were often called hard tack
or sheet-metal crackers.


This is the cane
grinder that
mashes the cane
to extract the
juice. In the old
days it was oper-
ated by a donkey
or horse walk-
ing around and
around. When
syrup was made
last month in
Marsh Harbour,
they used a pick-
up truck to oper-
ate the grinder.
The came juice
drained into the
tub on the left.


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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




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



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


4 drawer used filing cabinets, good condition.
Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442
5-ton A/C unit, must see to appreciate. $3000
ONO Ph 367-0254
Keyboard, new, excellent, plus soft case.
Yamaha Mini-mo pro arranger with software.
$600. 366-3509 bobzwickel@hotmail.com



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

94 Ford Explorer, fair condition. Contact
367-3328 or 475-3646


99 Wrangler Sahara Edition, 1 owner,
66,000 miles, mint condition, new tires. Call
Al Key 367-0670 or 367-0672
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04 Toyota Highlander 32,000 miles $20,000
OBO Call 375-7439 or 533-9739


17' Boston Whaler, 03, 4-stroke 90 HP Mer-
cury, low hours, excellent condition, VHF,
GPS, depth finder, custom canvas. DUTY PAID
$17,000 365-6153
19.5' Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115
HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000
OBO Call 365-4402


24' Super Boat, 2006, 225 Ficht ram injec-
tion Evinrude, 230 hrs. 5.5 knots. Excel-
lent condition. $16,000 OBO Ph. 551-5720


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


26' 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude
ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers,
rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh
and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs,
VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast,
smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly
good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis-
ing. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282


A arum oj cane juice is oeing neatea to evaporate it to tme consistency oj syrup. mis nas
to be done carefully to keep the syrup from burning. Bobby Albury is tending the syrup,
skimming off impurities. In the foreground Elmer Bethel is splitting kindling to keep the
fire going. On the left is Steve Bethel feeding the fire.


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26' Sea Fox open fishing boat 2 150 HP
Johnsons, one out of order. $14,500 Call 375-
7439 or 533-9739

28' Trawler Molly, 230 HP diesel, 1300 en-
gine hrs, Aluminum Marine Grade, Raymarine
Auto-Pilote, GPS, WSM 300 and Plotter C 80
(Bahamas), much more. US $55,000 Ask Keith


29' Wellcraft Coastal, 1999, Twin 2004
Yamaha 225 4-Stroke outboards, less than 600
hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped,
live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar,
GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6 kw gen-
erator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C,
microwave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin
sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY
PAID. Asking $70,000 ONO. Call (242) 366-
0040 or 359-6020 for more details.


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







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The Abaconian April 15, 2008


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Stunning 10,000 sq, ft, hilltop prop-
erty with views of the Sea of Abaco
and sLonounding cays, This 2,500
sq. ft. home includes 2 bedrooms, 3
baths, and numerous decks.
$9965000. Rtel. AS10926









MARSH HARBOUR
Collection of 2 bedroom con dos and
3 bedroom penthouses overlooking
the sea In a gated development of-
fering a nool and private beach.
Starting at 5445,000
Ref. AS100S


LONG BEACH
Brand new, two story home with 5
bedrooms and 3 baths in 4,000 sq.
ft. of well appointed space. Seton
an 18,700 sq. fl. lot overlooking an
incredible beach
$849,900. Re. ASi 0905


ELBOW CAY
Well located waterfront home lea-
turing 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large living area.
wrap-around deck, amazing views
and possible dockage.
$1.275.,000. Ref. PS10565


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


HOPE TOWN
Waterfront estate comprising a two
storey building totalling 5 bedrooms
In 2 separate units and 50% dock
ownership. Ideal rental business or
private family retreat.
$890,000. Ref. P810645


ELBOW CAY
Newly ouilt 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
hidden amid lush trees and vegeta-
tion. Enjoy views ol the sea, ac-
cess to the Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
$875,000. Ref. PS10598m


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 10 489 sq. ft. homesite in the
quietAbaco Ocean Club. Just steps
to t1e Western shoreline and a short
walk or golf cart ride to the commu-
nity dock.
$89,000. Rel. AS10969


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Amazing 3.64 acre property featur-
ing three separate cottages totaling
3 bedrooms, a private dock, and
views over the Sea of Abaco, Tanill
Beacn and Tilloo Cut
S 1,100,000. Ref. AS 10889


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Luxurious Caribbean style beach-
front villa on 0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 6 bedrooms, 4
baths, fully equipped kitchen, and
wrap around porches.
$2,545,000. ReL TS10581



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GUANA CAY
Elevated 4 bedroom, 2 bath home
with a 2 bedroom, I bath guest
apartment and water vistas. Set on
over an acre and completed by a
deck and protected dock.
51,390,000. Ref. AS10945


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Last chance to obtain a homesite in
the prestigious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7.630 sq. ft. canal
lot has easy access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$3O50,00. Ref. A810731


HOPE TOWN
Choose from two 3 bedroom, 2 bath
newly built cottages with varied in-
teriors. Enjoy great views of the At-
lantic and Hope Town's harbour.
Offered at $996,000 each
Ref. PS 10637 & PS I0638


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


MARSH HARBOUR
Cenrally located 4 bedroom, 4 bath
canalfront home with dock pier,
brand new tasteful decor, a large
modern kitchen, and a spacious
covered back porch.
$1,499,000. Ref. AS10917


ELBOW CAY
Located in the quiet community of
North End, this 18,000 sq. ft. site Is
perfect Ior an island getaway villa or
vacation rental home. Nearby the
beach and community dock.
S220,000


ELBOW CAY
Brand new 3 ecldroorn, 2 bath home
of 1,600 sq. ft. This two storey villa
is highlightedd by a private balcony,
ocean view deck, and is just one lot
away from the beach.
S799,000. Ref. PS10640


ELBOW CAY
Fun-filled 3 bedroom, 3 bath, turn-
key home on 21,089 sq. It. over-
looking the ocean with decks,
loft/office, "widows walk", workshop
area, 2 car garage. and 2 dock slips.
S1,445,000. Ref. PS10700









GREAT ABACO CLUB
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath water-
front home currently under con-
struction. Completed by a 2 car
garage, pilings to 55 ft., and ap-
proved dockage and lay-a-long
$990,000. Ref. AS10947
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YELLOW WOOD
Two adjacent lots of 1.033 acres
each set between Winding Bay and
Cherokee Sound Settlement.
$100,000 ea.
Rel. AS10973 & AS10974


WHITE SOUND
Gorgeous 15.500 sq. ft. beachfront
lot with 75 ft. of amazing water
frontage endless views of the
ocean, and views of White Sound
and Seaspray Resort.
S395,000. Ref. PS10618


CHEROKEE SOUND
Moderately sloping sea view lot
comprising 34,922 sq. It. with easy
access to the beach and ihe Abaco
Club, and all utilities, Ideal setting
for your dream home.
$395,000. Ref. AS10B72


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


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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2008PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 992 SE 9th Terr Hialeah, FL 33010 Forward and Address CorrectionGirls were rewarded for readingThe Reading Challenge gave prizes for book reviews at Central Abaco Primary Frandjina Eldor, a fourth grader , was the winner of the Girls Reading Challenge held at Central Abaco Primary School. She won a bicycle as the grand prize for reading and writing reports on 378 books that she read during the month of February. Other winne rs are shown here who all received gift bags. The ceremony naming the winners was held at the school on April 3. The Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health, and the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Tourism, were at the Town Meeting when the Community Tourism concept was introduced. Community Tourism is a plan developed by Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism on Abaco, to involve more communities in activities that will attract visitors and give them a greater appreciation of Bahamian traditions and culture. Also participating in the introduction was David Johnson, Senior Deputy Dirctor General in Tourism. Shown here are Dr. Minnis, Mr. Grant, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Cornish. See story on page 2. Community Tourism was introduced at Town Meeting Local Government Elections will be June 26Voter register will close May 26 Nomination day will be June 3See Public Notice on page 20Fidelity held mortgage fairReal estate companies, car companies, other business representatives and legal companies all worked with Fidelity Financial making it easy for the public to arrage mortgages and loans. Shown here are Ms. Carlene Farquharson, standing, a lawyer with the Marsh Harbour office of Alexiou Knowles and Co ., Maria Silvester representing Aisle of Palms Realty and Jennie Barry, also with Alexiou Knowles and Co. The mortgage fair took place at the Anglican Church Hall in Marsh Harbour on April 5. Please see Fidelity Page 7 On April 3rd the awards ceremony for the Girls Reading Challenge was held at Central Abaco Primary School. The female students were challenged to read as many books as possible during the month of February and write a book report on each book read relating them to the theme: Determination and Perseverance: Two Keys to Success. This is the third year the school has participated in this challenge for grades 3-6 and the biggest year as well. This month a new Challenge was introduced, the -in-1 Challenge” for girls in grades one and two. A total of 180 girls registered for upper primary and 25 girls registered for lower primary Challenges. The purpose of the Challenges is to improve the reading levels and writing skills in the students of Central Abaco Primary School. The Reading Challenge concept is not a new one. It was first introduced to the school by the school librarian, the late Mrs. Mary Cartwright, after whom the school library is named. Later librarian Coral Johnson, who is now assigned to Fox Town Primary, introduced a reading program that focused on boys with hopes Please see Reading Page 9 By Mirella Santillo On April 4th Fidelity Bank Limited held a Mortgage Fair to familiarize the public of Abaco with the products offered by the bank. The function took place at St John’s Parish Hall which had been set

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 By Jennifer Hudson The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, and the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health and Social Development, were guest speakers at the launching of Community Tourism on March 27 in the Anglican Church Hall. Community Tourism is an initiative launched “to expand tourism’s traditional boundaries” and is intended to encourage members of the community to partner with the Ministry of Tourism in providing a better Bahamian experience for visitors to our islands. This venture has the capacity to provide many specific entrepreneurial opportunities. In his welcome address Mr. David Johnson, Senior Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, stated that on Abaco is found the template for the most balanced form of tourism. Abaco is already way ahead of the entire Caribbean. But in order to go much further, it will require the input of all of the people. Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism for Abaco, addressed ways to enhance and improve the visitor experience. “Although arrivals are slightly up, spending is down,” he stated. “Visitors complain that there is not enough to do, souvenir products are imported from elsewhere and are too pricey. We must improve the visitor experience by providing more evening activities, native productions such as fire dancing and story telling, improved service and a cleaner environment.”Mr. Cornish stressed the importance of a clean environment stating, “People must take greater responsibility in improving their environment by beautification, litter prevention and waste reduction.” Ways in which he suggested people can help are by volunteering for clean-ups, adopting streets and public spaces and recycling. “Community Tourism will require organization, community partnership, dedicated resources and the involvement of the business community and government. This process involves all of you,” he stressed. Mr. Grant had high praise for Abaco. “In my ministry I am faced with many challenges. But when I come to Abaco, my spirits are lifted, and I salute those responsible,” he stated. However, he went on to list ways in which improvements need to be made. “In 2007 there were over 100,000 visitor arrivals to Abaco and of these 64.6 percent were repeat visitors which is great. But this does show a slight slippage in repeats from 2005. Airline check-in agents need to be smiling and friendly because no matter how nice a person’s stay has been, if they have a bad experience on leaving, they will forget the good time they had,” he warned. Other problematic areas were cited from information gleaned from airport visitor comment cards. These included • The need to clean up dumps and litter in non-tourist areas. (Visitors say that the hotel grounds are clean but many home areas are not.) • The attitudes of some staff are slack and disinterested. • Food prices are too high. Mr. Grant admonished, “We are playing to a world stage; all are going after the same dollar, so we must improve our act. “On the positive side, visitors praise their experiences on Green Turtle Cay and also say that the beaches on Abaco are fantastic. But all over the world there are 2,000 other destinations with beautiful beaches. My advice is that we must do better and eliminate the negatives. If we address the concerns, what would the repeat visitor numbers be like? Together we will make Community Tourism a success.” Min. Grant also stated, “Tourism can only be sustained if driven by the community and communities can benefit financially. However, communities where tourists go must be prepared, clean, safe and provide a quality experience. There will be an economic impact for the community which provides the experience and local government has a role to play. Visitors need to experience The Bahamian experience.” Dr. Minnis began his talk with some hard hitting facts. “Sixty percent of the Gross National Product is from tourism and 70-75 percent of jobs are tourism-related. If we were to have problems with tourism, then very few people would be working. More than 50 percent of the visitor complaints are about the environment saying that our streets and parks are dirty. Unless we tackle that problem, we will be unemployed.” Please see Tourism Page 4 Community Tourism will encourage entrepreneurship R Restaurant&BarINNOVATIVEISLANDCUISINE Breakfast/Lunch/Dinnercurlytails@batelnet.bsVHF-1 6 HappyHourDaily5-6pm m H a p p p y y H H o o u u r r D a i i l y 5 6 p tropicaldrinks*frozendrinks*finewines local&importedbeers*CubanCigars*BahamianSpecialsDaily* ConchInnHotel&Marina MarshHarbourPh -3674444 WATERFRONT/HARBOURVIEW S The concepts of Community Tourism caused discussions after the meeting. Shown here are Mr. Bobby Jones, manger for Abaco’s airports; Dr. Minnis, Minister of Health; and Mr. Cubel Davis, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco District Council.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 SIRbahamas.com HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY -#4009 Aunt Pat’s Bay, 12 water view lots. From $295,000 per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3921 Aunt Pat’s Bay Harbour Views Lot 5. Beautiful Ocean Views. $475,000. Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 #4236 NEW LISTING Marnie’s Landing Lot 3C, Dock slip. $679,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3945 Dorros Cove Water views and dedicated dock slip. $336,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4007Aunt Pat’s Bay Lot #20, 1/3 acre on the Sea of Abaco. $665,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #2969 Big Point Lot 11, acre beachfront property. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3952 Lot M North End of Elbow Cay. Beach and dock access near. $325,000. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035 #4246 Lot #8. Surfers rest near White Sound. Close to ocean. $183,500. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035 #3966 Ocean View Community, three 1/3 acre lots. $218,000. per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3844 Fishing Point Hill, building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4307 NEW LISTING Hope Town Commercial Centre. Starting at $62,900. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #2344 NEW LISTING Dorros Cove Lot 13. Ocean Views. $350,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4308 NEW LISTING Big Point Lot 10 Beach front, great surf! $695,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4309 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3824 Pink Sand. Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan:242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY #1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside interior lots, shared dock from $150,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES#3989 Section 2 Block 1, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #3017 S ection 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000.Bill Albury: 242.365.5046LUBBERS QUARTERS #2286 Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #3947 Lot #143 Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters is approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046 #3410 Lot #16 AOC , great lot with access to water within 100ft. priced to sell at $125,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.504 #2374 Interior lots AOC from $52,500. ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #1640 TAHITI HAISEA TO SEA VIEWS in Dorros Cove. Newly renovated 4bed 2bath, plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000 .Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3330 FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2 bed 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in White Sound. $525,000. 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4294 SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1900 sq.ft, 2bed/2bath. Immaculate condition. Near Sea Spray Marina and great surf. $795,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY, 2 bed 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot with room for another house. $599,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4044 LOT 57 OCEANFRONT Beautiful ocean front property, 18,445 sq. ft. Dock access, minutes from historic Hope Town. $700,000. 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 SIROCCO HOUSE OCEANFRONT, 4 bed, 3 bath home with central A/C, tile throughout and cypress tongue and groove. $1,500,000. 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3928 HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000. 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4235 PINEAPPLE HILL FABULOUS newly built 3b/2b in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $1,395,000 . Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4214 SAVANNAH HILL WATER VIEW of Abaco Sound, 3b/2b located on 1/2 acre in Marines Creek, designated dock slip. $1,250,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3674 ALWAYS SUNDAY WATERFRONT cozy 2 bed 2 bath cottage with private dock on the South end of Elbow Cay. Lush gardens. $1,675,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3967 FAR NIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 TURNKEY BAR AND RESTAURANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Great investment. $350,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4161ATLANTIC DREAM OCEANFRONT In Dorros Cove, Lot #6. Excellent elevation and designated boat slip at Tahiti beach. $750,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW LISTINGVisit...NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3763 SHEREE’S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE 165 feet on powder sand, 4 bed 6 bath, caretaker’s apartment, garage, fully furnished. $2,300,000. 242.366.0163 NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3921 AUNT PAT’S BAY HARBOUR VIEWS Lot 5, beautiful views of the ocean and White Sound Harbour. $475,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.003 NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3824 PINK SAND BEST BEACHFRONT property on the island, 3/4 acre, 5 minutes south of Hope Town village. $990,000 . Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 SEE SECTION B, PAGE 3 FOR MARSH HARBOUR, LUBBERS QUARTER’S AND TREAUSURE CAY LISTINGS

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 He addressed the subject of the new dumping facility about which few people really know and understand the way it is to work. “So far the present dump has worked by the surface being pushed back or burnt. This is not good as it allows toxic materials to get into the water table and enter the food chain which could cause food poisoning for us and our guests. This could ruin our economy. “It was decided for the new facility to construct a proper landfill lined with a membrane so that waste cannot leak into the water system. There will be transfer stations but all will need proper management facilities. People will take short cuts, but there will be a very aggressive programme of zero tolerance whereby summons will be issued. Garbage will be separated into different types to be disposed of appropriately.” Dr. Minnis stated that he has heard the concerns regarding the limited opening hours of the landfill. “The reason for this is that after the garbage has been deposited, heavy equipment has to cover and compact it so that there will be no odour and the possibility of fire formation will be minimized.” Tipping fees will not be introduced until after the first year of operation. Town meetings will be held for environmental personnel to ensure that trash is deposited properly. Regarding the indiscriminate dumping of cars, the Ministry of Health is moving to deal with that. Individuals have been contracted to move and ship them. A list of matters for which local government is responsible was outlined by Mr. Johnson. They include public beaches, derelict vehicles and garages (such as those along the S.C. Bootle Highway), buildings and zoning, establishment of public preserves and management of public restrooms. A question and answer period followed in which people put forward not only questions but some strong views on such subjects as the stray dog population and its ensuing problems to the environment and tourists; very limited dumping hours on Saturdays at the new landfill; the poor state of roads, road safety and the need for lights along the Earnest Dean Highway; the disgraceful conditions caused by illegal immigrants around the area of Treasure Cay and the wild horse preserve; the need for facilities for the handicapped and the urgent need for a hospital on Abaco. The Ministers said that while they do not presently have the answers to all of the questions, they were noted and will be looked into and answers will be given at future meetings wherever possible. Mr. Cubell Davis, Chief Councilor for Central Abaco, spoke on what his Council has been doing to enhance tourism. • The Marsh Harbour Airport has been given a face lift. • Council members assisted with a clean up in the Mud and Pigeon Pea and 200 derelict vehicles have been removed. • A general clean up was organized in Murphy Town and Dundas Town with 150-200 vehicles being removed. • Town meetings were held on keeping the areas clean. • Trying to get residents to assist in keeping their surroundings clean. The meeting closed with Mr. Grant asking the people to “Continue working with us and keep us in your prayers” and the comment from David Johnson that he feels good about the spirit of commitment here. “Congratulations to all of you; Abaconians get things done.” All persons attending the meeting were given one of the new Community Tourism Handbooks An Abaco Initiative which outlines the concept of Community Tourism, suggests ideas for opportunities not yet fully exploited such as tour development and gives glimpses into each of the Abaco communities and their entrepreneurial opportunities. Tourism From Page 2Tourism meeting brought two ministers Ms. Millie Dawkins is seen here talking with Dr. Keith Tinker, Director of Antiquities, Monuments and Museums. They were reviewing the role of heritage sites and museums with the Community Tourism initiative. The Town Meeting to introduce Community Tourism allowed the audience to give imput. Here Mrs. Yvonne Key, Deputy Chief Councillor of the Central Abaco District Council, explained how the junk cars between Marsh Harbour and Spring City are being removed. She is working to keep the road south from having roadside mechanics littering the area with junk vehicles. Buying? Selling? Need Quali ed Help? Want more business? An ad in The Abaconian brings fast results • Call 367-2677

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 White Sound, Elbow Cay FULL 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 : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Restaurant Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun.Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Live Music by the Hope Town Islanders Every Saturday Night 7 pm until Extended Happy Hour on Band Nights 5 pm to 7 pmwith tables staffed by Fidelity Financial personnel and representatives of businesses working in close relationship with banking such as car dealerships, real estate companies and attorneys. Damianos Sotheby International Realty was represented by Mr. William Albury and Aisle of Palm Realty by Mrs. Maria Silvester. Both had displays of properties for sale and received several inquiries. Ms. Carlene Farquharson, recently assigned lawyer with Alexiou Knowles and Co., assisted by Mrs. Jennie Barry, gave information on the legal aspects of borrowing as well as on other legal matters. Mrs. Vanria Lightbourn with V.M. Lightbourn and Co, also gave advice on legal real estate matters and quotes on legal fees which were down to 1.5 percent that day instead of usual 2.5 percent. Mr. Cameron Sands, Manager of Abaco Motor Mall Ltd., had informative material on cars and trucks for sale which an interested buyer could purchase that day and arrange for a loan to buy it if he or she had the proper documents. People buying a vehicle that day could enjoy a rebate ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the price of the vehicle. Others at the event were Fidelity Financial mangers from Nassau and Freeport. The Marsh Harbour Branch, the newest one opened, was represented by its manager, Mrs. Victoria Albury. Mrs. Alisson Levarity explained the services offered by the financial company and how customers could take advantage of them while Mrs. Amanda Knowles greeted the prospective customers. They explained that the two very advantageous and most popular products were the Zero Down Payment Mortgage on vacant lots and the Money Back Mortgage, a loan on which the bank puts .5 percent (one half per cent) of the payment paid by the borrower into an investment account for the borrower. At the end of the term of the loan, the borrower will receive the money accrued in the investment account. Debt consolidation, car loans and special rates on fixed deposits were other services being discussed that day. The function was scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m., but according to Mrs. Albury, an hour earlier people were already waiting for the doors to open, their interest roused by the Radio Abaco announcements made during the week leading up to the fair and from the flyers that had been handed out the previous day. People had been advised to take all the necessary documents which varied depending on the type of loan they were interested in. Besides the identification documents such as passport, National Insurance card or voter’s card, they recommended taking a job letter, pay slips and copy of a bank statement while applicants for a real estate loan had to provide the bank with an appraisal on the property they were buying and a copy of a life insurance premium as well as a copy of the sale’s agreement. In the case of a consumer loan, a quote from the merchant was required. Not everyone came prepared, but a few did and applied right there and then. Mrs. Michelle Bethel, real estate loan manager with Fidelity, interviewed several interested parties and got a couple of signed commitments. Mrs. Christina Kenny, a Personal Banking Man-Mortgage Fair assisted customers with loans Fidelity From Page 1 ager, also handled quite a few requests. Mr. Glen Nottage, a Credit Risk Manager, one of two people making the final decision on applications, said that since Marsh Harbour’s Fidelity was new, they had brought a high power team from Nassau to show support. He explained that this fair was aimed at letting people know “we are here.” It followed one in Nassau the week before and one in Freeport two weeks prior.Mrs. Albury said that the event which lasted all day, was very successful. She mentioned that the team from Nassau was very impressed with the response. Two staff members planned to be in the local office the following Monday to assist. Many people not only applied for new loans but switched from their banks, she commented.Ms. Selina Archer, who visited Marsh Harbour for the event, organized the fair. A fidelity officer is shown here working with a couple who interested in securing a loan or mortgage. Three other customers are being assisted here. Besides Fidelity Fiancial personnel, there were real estates agents, car company staff, lawyers and other to assist people wanting financial assistance. Information was also available on Fidelity’s savings plans.

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 The Editor Says . . . The renewal of local government Dave Ralph The Abaconian David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: John Hedden, Cany Key, Lee PinderPhone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surfaceLetters to the EditorThank YouDear Editor, We wish to thank the Winding Bay people, the Cherokee Board of Works, contractor Ezra Fox, his very able employees, and all others who assisted in bringing water to Cherokee. As nearly 40-year property owners, we are very happy to see such important promises fulfilled. There are other things to accomplish, such as the cessation of bringing outside waste products to our little village. Even that problem is about to be solved. With much appreciation, Ezra and Kay Wolcott Upset with ImmigrationDear Editor, Why does Ritz Carlton has more rights in The Bahamas than Bahamians. What is going on with our Immigration Department? Why is our government allowing The fifth term of local government begins officially during the first seven days of July of this year. The process begins on June third when those willing to serve their towns nominate for positions in local government. If more persons nominate than are specified, elections will be held on June 26 to determine who sits on the various town committees or councils. If the correct number of persons nominates, there is no need for an election. If insufficient persons nominate, the Minister may appoint persons to fill the vacancies. Let’s hope that enough persons offer their services so appointments are not necessary. Appointed persons are frequently resented by community factions and this can lead to contentious relations within the committees or councils. Those elected are required to meet within the first seven days of July and elect their leaders. Abaco’s Schedule ll District Councils Abaco’s mainland is divided into three local government districts designated as Schedule II districts, North, Central and South. Presently, if you can get there by a road, there are town committees and district ll councils. In general terms, councils look after the broad issues related to the district, large schools and airports, for instance. Town committees look after localized issues within their townships, residential garbage collection, roadside cleaning and park maintenance, for example. The newly chairmen of the town committees are automatically appointed as council members. Committee members choose additional members of their committee to represent the town on the district council. The number chosen is determined by the Minister based on population. Within two weeks of this initial meeting, those chosen to represent their town at the council level meet and elect a chief councillor and deputy chief councillor. The council’s work load begins immediately as statutory boards must be appointed and the budget allowed each council by Nassau is allocated between the council and town committees. Additionally, schools open in about six weeks and summer work must get underway to be ready for the September opening. Most contracts for road cleaning, garbage collection terminated on June 30 so new contracts must be issued to maintain the required services without interruption. The process is sometimes hampered by governmental budget delay in Nassau. The budget period for central government and local government both begin on July 1, but nothing happens in the Family Islands until Nassau finalizes the budget debates in May and June and eventually advises the Family Islands what they will get. Reference was made to the statutory boards and these must be appointed by the new councils. These are the town planning board, shop and liquor licensing board, port authority, hotel licensing board, and road traffic authority. Occasionally, an advisory board will be formed related to tourism, area development or other local interest. Abaco’s Schedule lll District CouncilsIf you need a boat to get to a town, the local governing groups are presently designated as Schedule lll Councils. Moore’s Island, Grand Cay and Green Turtle Cay have self governing District lll Councils. Due to their smaller nature and the logistical problems required to get to them, these smaller towns have all encompassing District lll Councils. The Hope Town District Council is a bit of an anomaly. Granted, you need a boat to get there. This district is comprised of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay, perhaps ten miles end-to-end. Hope Town has been allowed to kept its historic titleas the seat of governmental activities in Central Abaco and remains as the headquarters for these three towns. Meetings are often held in one of the other two towns. Members from two of the towns are always required to go by boat to a meeting, perhaps their own if the weather permits or they use a ferry. All town issues are handled by the council members including matters related to town planning, shop licensing, port, hotel licensing and the few issues related to road traffic. Council members of these three towns have been lobbying to either be given singular status following the Green Turtle Cay example or to be incorporated into the Central Abaco Council with some allowance for self rule in town planning and licensing matters. Government has alluded to changes to the Local Government Act for several years, both under the previous PLP administration and more recently under the present FNM administration but no details have been given. Whether there will be changes for this new local government term remains to be seen. Perhaps the Hope Town District’s three towns will be given some degree of autonomy similar to Green Turtle Cay. What does all of this mean? The local governing process is only as good as those elected. The tone for the next three years will largely be determined on June 26 when the votes are counted throughout Abaco and the other Family Islands. Hopefully, the new teams of town committees, councils and statutory boards will be forward thinking persons who get along well with each other and who are looking to the future of their town and the greater Abaco area. Complaints are often heard that the services required for a growing Abaco are not adequately funded. This is where innovation, partnering and other techniques must be considered. The various town needs must be put in sequence by order of importance. There are many areas in which funding is not required but for which careful thought and execution can improve our towns and the quality of life for the residents. Town planning decisions do not require funding but those decisions can impact on the town’s welfare and character way into the future. Implementing traffic solutions might require some funding, but careful thinking is needed first. Abaco’s local government members have traditionally stayed at arm’s length from our two elected representatives to Parliament. However, many things which need to be done are beyond the means or ability of local government. This is where a working partnership with their Member of Parliament should yield dividends. It is also through their Member of Parliament that additional funding might be forthcoming in the future. Another area to be exploited is a gettogether regularly by the island’s chief councillors who “shall cooperate between themselves for the better welfare of the island and of the districts which they represent.” This requested get-together has not happened during the past four local government terms. Common issues that cross district boundaries might include issues related to tourism, traffic and roads, garbage and trash handling, educating our youth to take advantage of Abaco’s growth and other matters. All of these things require people willing to work together. We are not sure how many of those presently serving will choose to run again and how many new persons will step forward. Continuity is good, but so are fresh faces with new enthusiasm. In three months, by mid-July, we should have some insights on the new town committees and new councils. Those who do not run owe it to their communities to assist in coaxing good people to take the job; then they must give their support for the next three years. As Abaco continues to develop good leadership is critical. It is incumbent on all of us to see that good people nominate to represent us. permits to be granted for jobs that Bahamians can fill. They are bringing people in as trainers, then promoting them into positions that Bahamians can fill. They are using our system to their own advantage. Trainers who have been here for over one year and receiving a paycheck have never held one day of training. One trainer is now waiting for a work permit that has been applied for. I think that this unfair to Bahamians, who are paying taxes and have voting rights. This individual has no respect for the Bahamian labour laws. He thinks that he is still in Cancun, Mexico. I am a concerned employee and discouraged Bahamian. Mr Ingraham, please look into this for your young Bahamians’ future. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation. Sincerely yours, Discouraged Bahamian The Hope Town District Council is seen here in session. The three Hope Town members, three Man-O-War members and one Guana Cay member were all in attendance along with Assistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette. Most town committees, councils and boards meet monthly.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006 Name 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 Unforgettable celebrations inside our doorstep, adventure outside our doorstep a stress-free atmosphere and access to unforgettable activities. We’ll refresh your body, soothe your mind and feed your soul. We can’t wait to have you drop by. Elbow Cay | Abaco | Bahamas 1.800.468.8799 | 242.366.0133 | AbacoInn.comPrime Rib Every Friday Night Sunday Breakfast Buffet & Omelette Station Tuesday is Locals’ Night . DJ Music Happy Hour Daily 5-6pm TAN YOUR TOES IN THE ABACOS Relax. Rejuvenate. Enjoy the view. bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pm Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKESFourth Graders Won Girls’ Reading Challengethat their fathers would register them for the program and visit the school to read to them. It was not until the Urban Renewal Department collaborated with the school in September 2005 to introduce the Reading Challenge as it is now called did it became more pronounced with a the Reading Challenge for the boys held in October and one for the girls held in February. This first year Ms. Elaine Martinborough worked along with the school librarian Mrs. Johnson. Her focus was on reading to get the students to develop a greater love of reading. The program proved to be successful and continued the following year. Ms. Samantha Evans got involved with the program in year three (October 2007) when Principal Eunice Mills asked if she would assist. Since the dismantling of the Urban Renewal Department on Abaco earlier in the year, the Challenge has been handed over to Ms. Evans. As coordinator of the Reading Challenges, she gave better structure to it by incorporating rules and a grading system. For the Girls Reading Challenge the competition, although still a reading one, now has a more pronounced writing component that encourages students to become better critical and logical thinkers and to improve their comprehension skills. The 3-in-1 Challenge for younger students is a drawing, reading and writing competition that allows students to improve their artistic, writing, reading and thinking skills. Students were asked to draw a picture related to the same theme and submit it on poster paper. On the back of the poster a book report was attached that explained the picture. The teachers selected the top three in a diplomatic voting process. Relatives of entrants were not allowed to vote. The top three written pieces were selected by the committee. The awards ceremony was very exciting for all of the female students who entered. The program was delivered by students who took part in the Challenge. Three speakers brought brief remarked during this event. The first speaker, Pastor Leroy Thompson, spoke to the school body about the importance of reading. He focused on four areas: knowledge, information, ideas and enjoyment. He used the concepts to show students how reading can enhance each area of their lives and result in their having much enjoyment. The second speaker, District Education Superintendent, Mrs. Lenora Black, told the students that in order for them to be successful, they must know how to read, write, compute and solve problems. The focus on literacy must be key, she said, if they are to become a success story. Reading is important to their solving problems every day. They must be so skilled that they are able to solve the problems of tomorrow that have not even come forth as yet, including finding ways to ensure that the air we all breathe remains fresh and clean. The final speaker, Senior Island Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper, told the students, “The mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Therefore, they must be very careful what they put in their mind, what they think, what they see on television, what they listen to via the air waves and what kinds of books they read. He encouraged them not to waste their mind. They must love reading in order to succeed. He told parents to read to their children every night. He told them to buy books for their children to read, and he told the children to ask their parents to buy them books rather than toys. The awards portion of the ceremony was very extensive as the girls did a fantastic job following the rules of the competition. For the 3-in-1 Challenge all of the 13 participants received a certificate and a gift bag that contained a book and other goodies. Twanesha Lightbourn of grade 2 was declared the winner while Yolnicka Jeune of grade 2 was in 2nd place and Paige Stubbs of grade 2 was in 3rd place. Twanesha’s top prize was a V-tech plug-in television game donated by Double R. Services JaniReading From Page 1 Please see Reading Page 10 These two sixth grade students of Central Abaco Primary School won top awards for their writing in the Girls’ Reading Challenge. They are Makdat Etienne and Shaquell Davis. They are shown with Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the program, Senior Adminstrator Cephas Cooper and Education Superintendent Lenora Black.

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 torial Company of Nassau as well as a gift bag of books, toys, school items, hair style coupon from High Profile, an educational game and other items. Receiving the trophy and prize for the best written piece was Amelia Gomez of grade 2. For the Girls Reading Challenge seven students received certificates for superior writing skills and a book voucher but taking home the top two prizes, denim bags donated by John Bull were Shaquell Davis of grade 6 and Makdat Etienne of grade 6. Other students to be recognized for their good writing skills were Tyshnygne Cunningham, Gabrielle Pierre, Ikara Scott, Jessica Thompson, Hanequia Russell and Sherrinthe Henri. All of the students who participated in the Girls Reading Challenge received a Certificates of Participation, reading books and prizes as they successfully read more books and wrote book reports. The top three winners more than doubled the number of book reports submitted by their fellow competitors. The winner successfully submitting 378 book reports was Frandjina Eldor of grade 4. Her main prize for winning this Challenge was a bicycle donated by Change Ministries International. She also received a gift certificate to get her hair styled at Special Touch Unisex Salon, many reading books, a dictionary, hair products, school supplies and many other surprises. In 2nd place successfully submitting 360 book reports was Neseda Mere of grade 4. In 3rd place successfully This is the student body of Central Abaco Primary School, the biggest school on Abaco with over 800 children. These students are in 33 classes that include one preschool class. The school has a physical education teacher, Spanish teacher, science teacher and a submitting 342 book reports was Robyn Young of grade 6. All of the top contestants received a goody bag consisting of books, a dictionary, toys, hair products and other surprises. Other winners included 4th Kiara Tilus, grade 4 with171 book reports; 5th Paulette Burrows. Grade 5 with 170 book reports; 6th Shavantte Simms, grade 5 with 158 book reports; 7th Makdat Etienne, grade 6 with 152 book reports; 8th Kiara Moxey, grade 4 with152 book reports; 9th Aleeja Knowles, grarde 5 with 147 book reports; 10th Lakeisha Toussaint, grade 4 with 142 book reports. The winning class teacher, Ms. Roberta Lindsay, received a gift and the teacher of the class with the most entrants (16), Mrs. Rochelle Russell, also received a gift. A special thank you is extended to all of the sponsors for agreeing to support such a worthwhile event. They are John Bull, Russell’s Department Store, the Chemist Shop, Bellevue Office Depot, Radio Abaco, Computer Creations, Corner Value, Abaco Gold, the Rotary Club, Special Touch Unisex Beauty Salon, High Profile Beauty Salon, Batelco, Abaco Hardware, the Public Hospital Authority in Nassau, Double R. Services Ltd., Nassau, Book World and Stationers Nassau, Change Ministries International, and Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist Church. The next Boys Reading Challenge will be held during the next school year in October 2008. Reading From Page 9Improving reading skills is goal of Reading Challenge guidance counselor besides the classroom teachers. The preschool has an assistant for a class of 27 four-year-olds. The students are assembled here for the presentation of awards for the Girls’ Reading Challenge.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Sunsail Holds a ReceptionBy Samantha V. Evans Another leisure sailing company has opened an office here on Abaco. Sunsail, whose office is at the same location as the Moorings in Marsh Harbour, held a reception on April 5th to officially open their office. A brief ceremony was held at which time the Director of Tourism for Abaco, Mr. Don Cornish, and Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper, brought brief remarks. Brand Manager for this region, Ms. Josephine Tucci, stated that this branch will offer Sunsail Flotillas and Sunsail Yacht Charters Sailing vacations. Sunsail offers sailing in over 29 flotilla packages from easy sailing to more advances sailing. They offer packages that include trips to the Caribbean, Greece, Turkey and Croatia. Ms. Tucci stated that both Sunsail and the Moorings are sailing companies and even though they communicate for customer’s sake and safety, they market individually and their target markets are different. Sunsail can boost of their boats are more affordable than the Moorings. They offer one of the world’s largest fleets with the most destinations. Their tag line is passionate about sailing and the customers who sail with them are passionate about sailing as well. They provide destination travel in some unusual places that their customer appreciate. Local Manager, Ms. Samantha Cornish, stated that they even lease out their boats to those persons who love sailing but do not own a boat. She stated that the only thing they will have to provide will be their clothing and food. Everything else is onboard. The Sunsailing school is not available on Abaco but Ms. Tucci stated that they offer so much else for customers that this one component will not be missed. Persons looking to book a tour or to take a boat out themselves on a long holiday weekend or while on vacation can give their office a call or visit.Coconut Tree Bay RestorationBy Mirella Santillo At the entrance of the community of Murphy Town is an area along the shore comprised of a small cove still used by fishermen and backed up on the land side by a mangrove creek. That place which has ample space for a gazebo, picnic tables and playground equipment is nicely shaded by several mature casuarina trees. It was once used as an area for picnics and fish-fry parties, but was eventually abandoned and became a dumping ground for garbage. The Murphy Town Committee recently decided to restore the area by cleaning it up and building cabanas and a playground so it could be used again for leisure activities. The Committee members contacted a few environmentalists to find out the best way to go about the restoration project. Professor Craig Layman, who played an active role in the restoration of Cross Harbour Creek in the South of Abaco, was consulted. He visited the area Central Abaco News The staff of Sunsail charter sailboats hosted a reception to celebrate their being back in Marsh Harbour. Sunsail has a fleet of eight boats here that will be managed in conjunction with Moorings, the charter company already operating at the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. Shown here are Lithera Dames, Financial Controller; Rosetta Russell and Davitta Williams, Customer Service Agents; Samantha Cornish, General Manager; and Holly Jenkins, Flotilla Hostess. Please see Central Page 13 During the reception at Conch Inn celebrating the opening of a Sunsail charter boat company, Nancy Albury cut the ribbon officially opening the new operation. She is assisted by Ms. Josephine Tucci, brand manager of Sunsail.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 12 in March, advising on the installation of several culverts to restore the flow of sea water to the creek. On March 27 a group of people including Mr. David Knowles with the Bahamas National Trust; Mr. Cubel Davis, Committee Chairman;, Mrs. D’Shan Maycock, Educational Officer with Friends of the Environment; and Ms. Millie Dawkins with the Murphy Town Beautification Committee met at the site to discuss the various measures necessary to restore the area to the pristine state needed to bring back residents there and even attract visitors. It was decided that the first move would be to remove all the trash including appliances, carpeting and household refuse that had been dumped in the creek and its shores. Community residents who own heavy equipment will be contacted and volunteers enrolled to perform that task. The second step would be the removal of the casuarina pines encroaching in the creek, and the last step would be the installation of culverts between the creek and the sea. After the completion of these three major steps, the landscaping and the building of various structures could be undertaken. The group parted with the understanding that a dumpster (donated by Bahamas Waste) would be placed at the site and that some residents would start gathering trash as soon as the bin was in place. The project has many supporters besides the residents of Murphy Town. These include Friends of the Environment, that is campaigning for environmental clean-up and removal of invasive species, and the local Tourism office that is launching the concept of Community Tourism.Didine’s Fashion opensBy Samantha V. Evans Abaco continues to grow as one more business opens its doors. Didine’s Fashion located in the Central Plaza, Suite 106 (directly behind First Caribbean Bank) opened in December of last year. The ownPlease see Central Page 14 Coconut Tree Bay in Murphy Town will be made into a park for the residents of Murphy Town. This small cove and mangrove creek will be cleaned up by the Murphy Town Committee and made into an attractive recreational area with landscaping and cabanas. But first the area has to be cleaned up and culverts put in place to open the creek to Abaco Sound. Shown here are Mr. Desmond Swain, Mr. David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust, Mrs. D’Shan Maycock of Friends of the Environment, Ms. Millie Dawkins of the Abaco Tourist Office, and Mr. Cubel Davis, Chairman of the Murphy Town Committee.

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 More Central Abaco News er, Didine Cash, stated that her business presently sells fashion wear for women, men and children as well as formal wear for girls. In the near future she plans to include a footwear line for the entire family. The store is open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ItalicsCasting CallBy Jennifer Hudson The Marsh Harbour School of Dance is looking for boys and girls ages 12 to 89 to audition for parts in its next production. Hopefuls must like to sing and act. The production will feature the great Broadway show The Sound of Music and scenes from the musical Cinderella. All persons interested in auditioning please call Elaine Pilon at 367-0883 or 551-5833. New signs for towns on Abaco will all have a similar look. This very attractive sign is being enhanced by a stone planter that will be made even nicer with plants. There is an effort to have all communites on Abaco identified with similar signs. During the night of April 1 someone attempted to break into the Bristol Wines and Spirits building in Marsh Harbour by breaking the glass on the front door. When the storm resistant glass on the door held, they moved over to a window to try again. Although severely damaged, the hurricane resistent window did not yield. Central From Page 13 The port in Marsh harbour is a very busy place. Ships of five different companies service Abaco with feight from Miami and West Palm Beach. Containers as shown here are often stacked four and five high waiting to be unloaded or be returned to the States empty. Some of these boats also bring frieght from Nassau. Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 By Mirella Santillo As the closed season on grouper fishing ended on February 29, there were only a few weeks left before the closed season on crawfish took effect. Crawfish is the number one export product of The Bahamas, so strict measures had to be put in place to ensure its continued availability. A crawfish season starting on August 1st and ending on March 31st has been in effect for many years. There are still infractions committed, but most fishermen have realized that respecting the closed season helps with their future harvest. Catching undersized crawfish is also an infraction of the law that the local officers of the Department of Marine Resources try to enforce during the season. They may close their eyes on a few undersized tails, but an unreasonable quantity will be punished by confiscation and fines. Most local fishermen have devised habitats allowing them to check their catch and release the young crustaceans that do not fit the minimum size without losing the rest. According to a few fishermen, the 200708 crawfish season was better that the previous ones. It took that much time after the 2004 hurricane damage for the crawfish harvest to get back to normal. However, heavy winds during most of March impaired crawfish fishing and a couple of men stated that because of the bad weather suffered before the Easter week, the season was as good as finished then. For the third year in effect, the grouper fishing season was closed between December 15th and February 29th. The closed season, explained Mr. Wayne Cornish with the Department of Marine Resources, could start any time after midOctober, depending on climatic changes. When the groupers congregate is when the closed season is put in effect. Mr. Kenny Long, Mr. Troy Russell and Mr. Ralph Ruzicka, who supply Long’s Landing Seafood, agreed that there has been an improvement in the number of groupers caught since the closed season was put into effect. Asked about his opinion on the closed season, Mr. James Green, a fisherman in Sandy Point for many years, stated, “It’s good obeying the law. We know it is for the betterment (of the industry).” He said that since he resumed grouper fishing in March, he has seen more fish than in the previous years. Visitors and non-commercial fishermen should be reminded that they should also abide by the regulations so we have years of looking forward to delicious crawfish salads, stuffed crawfish or smothered grouper.Grouper season opened and craw sh season closed A large convex wide ange traffic mirror has been installed at the corner of Pole Line Drive and Carroll Albury Drive in Marsh Harbour. This blind corner is very dangerous. The mirror will allow motorists to see traffic approaching the blind corner. Local Government authorized it and Ms. Candy Pinder made all the arrangements to bring it in. Holding it in place is Mr. Lowell Albury. Ms. Pinder and Mr. Albury are both members of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. Looking on is Abaco’s new engineer, Mr. Drexel Williams, who installed it on a post. It is plastic so cannot be broken easily. Traf c mirror will assist motoristsHints for Helping Our EnvironmentVehicle ConservationRegular tune-uos, clean lters and proper tire pressure will increase a car’s gas mileage. A poorly tuned engine can consume 3 9 percent more gas. At $5.38 a gallon for gas it pays to care for your car. Friends of the Environment PresentsSubscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Ice Cream Parlour Bahamian Dishes Gourmet Pastries In the Abaco Shopping Centre • 367-6444 Mon Thurs 6-9 pm Fri & Sat 6 10 pm Sun 8 9:30 pm For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices Serving World Famous Grilled Food and Cocktails Located in Marsh Harbour on the water OPEN 7 days 11AM until DAILY HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS!!!Tel (242) 367-2278VHF 16 ‘Snappas’For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices For Relaxed Casual Dining at Great Prices By Jennifer Hudson The Abaco real estate market is still looking very healthy despite the mortgage crisis in the United States according to Abaco realtor, Margo Albury. Ms. Albury is the head of the Abaco Property Management and Vacation Rental Division of H.G. Christie with whom she has been a licensed estate agent through the Bahamas Real Estate Association since 2002. “The real estate market on Abaco is doing incredibly well and shows no signs of slowing down,” she states. “This is an entirely different picture from what is happening in the United States at present and we are very fortunate not to be crippled with dwindling housing values as are found in the United States and many other parts of the world. The United States market has not seemed to affect us much, if even at all,” she reiterated. Ms. Albury was able to report that according to some informal percentages taken from H.G. Christie’s internal data base of recorded sales for the 2007 season, it shows that the average percentage of sellers received 90.14 percent of their asking price. The lowest percentage recorded was 74 percent and one went as high as 9 percent above the asking price. Approximately 29 percent of the properties used to determine these averages sold for full asking price. Persons making purchases on Abaco through H.G. Christie throughout 2007 were as follows: 57 percent of purchasers were from the United States, 21 percent were Bahamian with a good number being from Nassau and other Family Islands, 14 percent from the United Kingdom and eight percent from other countries such as Germany. “It seems as though the world is beginning to take notice of Abaco. Years ago the visitors that came to the island found out about Abaco from friends or family who previously travelled here or they themselves had been coming for years. In recent times, with the help of the Internet and some of the international marketing that has been featuring Abaco as a premier vacation destination, we are seeing more and more visitors who are experiencing the islands for the very first time, and they are buying real estate and renting our homes,” reported Ms. Albury. Several years ago, businesses would virtually shut down in September and October. However, Ms. Albury has found that in the past couple of years that she is noticing visitors even during these slow months. “Many businesses have opted to stay open and with that, the visitors are still arriving. I have even had several visitors tell me that they preferred this time of year as the islands are quieter, and there is much more availability of boat rentals, house rentals and vehicle transportation. I have often found that the prospective purchasers that we see during this time are very serious and qualified buyers and take this opportunity to enjoy the peace that Abaco has to offer during these months.” Ms. Albury also stated that she has been receiving a great number of inquiries from Bahamians who are looking for property and now finally have the time during the slower season. September 2006 saw H.G. Christie deciding to enter the property management and vacation rentals business. While the company had done this for a number of years on other islands throughout the Bahamas, this was a first for our area. While stating that initially there were some challenges, Ms. Albury says that now the division has been in operation for just over a year the word that comes to mind is ‘exciting.’ Rental rates in the Great Abaco Club range from as low as $2900 to $5500 per week. Homes on Pelican Shores start at $1200 per week and on Eastern Shores at $1500 per week. “In June of last year was the first time in the history of the Great Abaco Club that we had 90 percent occupancy in the rental homes,” stated Ms. Albury, who knows that to be in this type of business you must really understand people and how to handle challenges at any time of the day or night. “The homes we represent are mostly high end homes so service is our number one priority both to the owners and our visitors who rent those homes. “The average prospective purchaser on Abaco is able to purchase even in declining economic markets as the upper class in the United States can still afford to purchase homes. With the British pound as strong as it currently is and with the number and availability of more and more international flights, investors from Britain, Canada and other parts of the world are taking notice of Abaco as an investment paradise.” Although these figures were compiled late in 2007, Ms. Albury, in answering the question as to how the market is now in 2008, stated that it is still doing well. Realtors from other companies had varying views, however. The situation seems to vary fairly widely from realtor to realtor. While some other realtors are still experiencing a positive market, others are feeling somewhat of a decline. Some say that sales did slow a little last year but not nearly as badly as had been expected considering the situation in the United States. While some have seen an increase in enquiries since January, others report a reduction in foreign purchasers since the beginning of this year. One realtor stated , “The market in the United States is a big factor and wealthy people are trying to purchase at values which are way down and many sellers are holding off.” Business from Nassau is reportedly going quite well as a fair amount of Bahamian investors from Nassau are buying but the properties are much smaller. The comment was made that since things are so bad in the U.S. market and home prices so low, particularly in Florida, foreign investors are able to go into the U.S. and ‘take their pick.’ On a more positive note, one realtor who opened an office here last year is extremely pleased with how sales are going. Already this year he has made a major sale and several smaller ones and has several more properties under contract. A very important statement was made by a concerned realtor that many factors affect real estate sales. If something isn’t done about the problems of garbage, stray dogs and petty theft, then people could be turned off buying here; this is a serious consideration for everyone to take to heart.Abaco real estate market is holding well is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida. has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-367-3450 Fax.# 242-367-3451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Third Saturday 9 a.m. -12 Noon

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Bahamas Information Services Recycling and mulching techniques could play critical roles in eliminating the amount of garbage that is being deposited at the sanitary landfills according to the Minister of Health and Social Development, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. He will be presenting a comprehensive report outlining the significance recycling and mulching can play in garbage reduction. He said the report “is very important” as a study completed by local environmental health officials indicated that at least 40 percent of the garbage within The Bahamas can be recycled. The study showed that another 15-20 percent of that garbage can be mulched. Dr. Minnis continued, “And so once you have the appropriate programmes in place, those two measures can automatically remove 60 percent of the garbage away from the zones which means that the life span of the landfill can quadruple while eliminating many of the fires.” Dr. Minnis’ comments came in response to a fire that ignited at a landfill in Nassau. The fire in Nassau caused the government to send out an advisory warning about the danger to those in the vicinity with respiratory diseases who could be irritated by the smoke.Health Minister Touts Bene ts of Recycling and Mulching Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Daily Specials10 pc. Leg & thigh $14.95 8 pc. Mixed family meal w/2 large sides4 biscuits $19.95 Mon Thu 10 am 7 pm Fri & Sat 10 am 9 pm • Sun 11 am-4.30 pm Chicken • Fish • Shrimp • Sandwiches Sides • Milkshakes • Soft ServeAbaco Shopping Center • Marsh Harbour • 367-2615We do chicken right! Viewpoint . . . Food prices, energy costs, climate change and obesityBy John Hedden We are all so comfortable with our lives right now, we don’t want anything to change. Nothing will affect our lifestyle. Nothing will affect our leisure time. Nothing will change our diet, our relaxation, our nice cold homes when we get home from work, and the car. After all, we work hard for our money; we suffer on the job just to be able to provide a better life for our children. We deserve a comfortable life.We see the cost of living creeping up over time. Things are starting to get more expensive. But that won’t last to long; it can’t. We see the cost of electricity going up. It’s a shame that BEC doesn’t know how to read our meters properly and always charges us too much for that little bit we use every month. We see the cost of food going up. We know it’s becoming harder to feed our family, clothe them and then pay those high school fees every term. It’s a shame those food store owners are so greedy and charge us so much. I don’t eat that much, and I walk every day. “That car of mine is becoming so expensive to drive. Only a couple weeks ago I would spend $50 and get to drive all week. Now that $50 only gets me to the next gas station. I need my Expedition and my Buick because they big and solid, they make me feel safe when I drive. You know. nobody knows how to drive properly any more. I believe the gas station owners and the government are charging too much for gas.” “You know I see on the TV those people starving in Sudan and those other parts of Africa. I see those people getting flooded out in other countries, and somewhere over there by India. Thank God, it doesn’t happen to me, but that’s God’s Will. I believe those people are not living right. They are not Christians; musselmens believe in fighting and war.” “My preacher always tell me that life full of pitfalls, and the devil hiding round erry corner. I always tempted with sweet hearting and sins of the flesh, but through him I stay saved and will soon be born again. But like the Bible says I must discipline my wife and my children when they stray. Like the good book says, ‘Spare the rod. ‘. I so glad the church buy him dat nice Lexus the other day!” “I don’t know why my children them not doing so good at school. Dey always playing these new stuff on game boy and them other things. They never seem to do dey school work. I don’t know what happnin’ to teachers these days, dey just don’t care no more. There is no discipline in der schools nowadays. The head teacher wants to see me about my son. Who he think he is, telling me my son rude?” “I just so stressed out dese days, times really hard, and always so much problem. Always one thing after der next. I don’t know how I cope. Anyhow I think I’ll have that nice bottle soda and a piece of that chocolate cake I bought at the store yesterday. Boy, even that getting more expensive. I really need ter see my representer to find out if he can help. It’s always Stress and more Stress !” “This heat really ger kill somebody someday! Where my daughter gone? I hope she ain’t over by my neighbour fool son again. Where dat cake again?” Are there changes? Is the population suffering from any one of these afflictions? We think and hear this every day of our lives. We have lost control. We have given up, but we won’t admit it. Our politicians spend the time in Parliament squabbling and fighting and trying to pull each other down. Petty stuff. Meanwhile the country’s debt keeps getting higher and higher (almost 40 percent of GDP)! A national energy bill of roughly 25 percent of our earnings. A national imported food bill that keeps on climbing towards $1 billion. Personal, credit card and consumer debt beyond our capacity of control. A national energy policy that doesn’t exist. A land use policy that is only talk. A FDI policy for anchor projects that sells out the Bahamian birthright without so much as a blink of the eye. Speculation to the tune of $1 million per job. Environmental degradation and outright destruction to make us more susceptible to hurricane catastrophe.We have changed our god. It’s green and says “In God we trust.” We worship icons and false idols; we don’t trust each other; we can only think of ourselves. We bribe the preacher to get us into heaven, and he takes it. We have nobody to follow any more; our leaders behave just like we do. confused and disoriented. But still we pretend.Our young people go away to school and never come back. We pay the good looking ones who stay to be our bed mate. To save us from ourselves. But still we pretend. In our rush for instant gratification we lose our sense of self worth. We become stressed out and eat to much. We become fat and obese. We suffer from high blood and type 2 diabetes. But we still pretend.It’s not our fault. It’s always somebody else’s fault. Our neighbour, the teacher, the store owner, our boss, our spouse, the government. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be in the problems we have now. How can they allow it to happen? Still we pretend. After all, life is “All fun and games,” we travel, we buy nice stuff, we live in a big house, we entertain and spend lots of money. We throw lavish parties, we have gorgeous weddings, we have spectacular funerals all complete with ‘art decour’ displays. We still pretend.We pollute our land and waters. We litter and throw our garbage anywhere. We construct cellular land fills to deal with our garbage problems, but we don’t sort. We end up with uncontrollable dump fires that asphyxiate our subdivisions. We still pretend.The worst lie of all happens when we look in the mirror. When we should hold our self to account. When we examine that other person looking back at us. But we still pretend.The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to inform the public that Local Government Elections in the Family Islands are scheduled to be held on Thursday, 26 th June, 2008. Nomination day for these elections is Tuesday, 3 rd June, 2008. Persons wishing to take part in these elections should note this nomination date. Prospective voters are remindcd that these elections are generally polling division elections. They should therefore ensure that their names appear on the current part of the voter register by the end of the working day of Tuesday 26 th May 2008, when the register for these elections is due to close. Qualified persons who are not yet registered, are urged to register and those needing transfers should do so as soon as possible. Parliamentary Commissioner OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONERPUBLIC NOTICE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS JUNE 26TH, 2008

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 First Abaco Annual Easter Classic Basketball TournamentBy Mirella SantilloOn March 29th several local youth basketball teams as well as teams from Nassau and Freeport competed in a tournament in Treasure Cay at the primary school. The Youth in Action team under the supervision of Mr. “Stretch” Morley, the Treasure Cay Youth Club coached by Mr. Godfrey Rolle, teams from Wood Cay, Cooper’s Town and Mt. Hope played several games against the Grand Bahama Hoytes and the Nassau Show Time. All together approximately 200 players, boys and girls under sixteen competed. In the category girls 12 and under, the Nassau Show Time beat the Treasure Cay Youth Club. This feat was repeated by the Show Time boys under 12, who also beat the Treasure Cay Youth Club’s boys. In the category boys under 14, Nassau Show Time beat Treasure Cay Youth Club. In the 16 and under category, Youth in Action won over the Mt. Hope’s team.Softball is resumedBy Mirella Santillo Softball is once again gaining popularity again on Abaco. Last year the ManO-War players put themselves in the lime light with their success abroad and at home. Students play it in school, and it has been part of the Youth in Action for the past few years. It is no wonder that a new team, the Marsh Harbour Sluggers, was formed last year by a couple of Police Officers, one of them the team’s President, Officer Kevin Ellis. For the Sluggers the season resumed at the end of February and since then they have been competing against Blackwood and Crossing Rocks in five slow pitch games. On March 19th they played a fast pitch game against Blackwood which they lost 11 to 9. The Sluggers have exciting travel plans for the 2008 season that will take them to Philadelphia, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Nassau as well as some of the other Family Islands. The team comprises 15 players, men and women, policemen and civilians. They play two games of slow pitch softball every Sunday afternoon at the Murphy Town Park and fast pitch every Wednesday evening at same location. They are hoping to have a chance to compete again against their neighbors, the Man-O-War Pirates, who defeated them last year in a fast pitch competition. Anyone interested in joining is welcome and can do so by contacting Officer Ellis at 475-2203 or at the police station 367-2560. The Softball Association is looking for sponsors to help upgrade and maintain the field in Murphy Town. Sports News AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the third Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 By Janet ReingoldAt a crossroads between our past and our future Over the past several years, we have witnessed considerable new construction, and some of this is out of keeping with the size, scale, proportion and balance of our charming, century-old cottages, neighborliness, and unspoiled, scenic beauty throughout Abaco. As we see more and more development, it is time to think again about how we grow, what we want to preserve and what we want to become. Stop and think about what keeps you here and what drew you here in the first place. Is it the well-preserved, cottagestyle architecture representing many past generations? Is it the welcoming island settlements, the pristine sweep of beaches, the rhythm of the waves, the tides and island life itself?Recognizing that people only protect what they love, and they only love what they understand, the Hope Town District Council developed proposed Bylaws in 2006 to help guide building and growth in keeping with the historic charm and character, the size and proportion that has drawn so many discerning individuals to these lovely islands. At the time, the Council’s work was not well publicized or understood, so when put to a vote, the initiative did not pass. Yet their intent was on target, and their work merits thoughtful reconsideration. The proposed Bylaws contained provisions to: • Encourage appropriate and proportionate physical development, preserve open spaces, prevent congestion and provide guidelines for building height, size, proportion and scale; • Protect the wetlands and natural marine ecology and resources and preserve treasured scenic views throughout the entire Hope Town District; • Recognize the historic character of our island settlements, reduce traffic, noise and congestion, promote the safety of our children and our citizens; • Provide for our health and safety in waste management, handling, processing, and disposal; • Protect our beaches, wharves and waterways, providing for safe, considerate, hazard-free navigation, boating recreation, pollution controls and other safety and sanitary measures. The Bylaws proposed in 2006 reflected a thoughtful and inclusive process. Farsighted planners studied what other similar island communities have done to enhance their local economy based on tourism and second home development while preserving the physical beauty of their historic past and their unspoiled, natural beauty. Through a transparent, open and inclusive process, planners convened a series of community consultations and encouraged widespread input, and crafted Bylaws to reflect community concerns. And knowing that Bylaws may need to be amended as experience and circumstances warrant, they included provisions for amendment so they could remain relevant over time. Why your voice matters What we see happening in our small communities is not new, nor is it unique to Abaco. Historic communities worldwide have faced similar challenges of balancing old and new, blending the past with the future. To date, we have done a remarkable job, resiliently restoring our communities when faced with the ravages of hurricanes, termites, age or simple neglect. And when we rebuild, we have respected history, culture, tradition and our unique sense of place. But we are now experiencing a new breed of development, an eagerness to tear down, an influx of aggressive, incompatible, super-sized McMansions, out of keeping with Bahamian heritage. Once an historic home, a scenic landscape or an entire settlement is compromised or gone, it is gone forever.I realize that I am fortunate to be a guest and second homeowner in this lovely land. And I don’t have a vote in shaping the future of these Out Islands and their economy. But I would like to urge the Hope Town District Council (comprised of leaders from Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Hope Town) to create a simple, easy to understand set of basic guidelines for future growth and development. These guidelines would help:• Protect the Abaco quality of life for future generations • Promote public health and safety • Conserve our pristine environment • Safeguard our natural resources and beauty• Preserve our towns’ charm, character and ambience • Attract discerning tourists, thus promoting economic vibrancy • Ensure jobs and livelihoods for our residents • Enhance our hospitality industry • Preserve our congenial, neighborly community spirit Discerning visitors and second homeowners choose historic communities like ours on Abaco Nantucket, Massachusetts; Aspen, Colorado; Carmel, California; St. Tropez, France, or elsewhere. They have choices, and if we want to attract them here, we should ensure that Abaco continues to provide the rich and vibrant aesthetic, historic, cultural and residential settings that distinguish us from the tasteless seaside sprawl and mindless development we see elsewhere.Viewpoint . . . Seeking Smart Growth for Abaco

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Don MacKay Boulevard, marsh Harbour E-mail: fcc_williams@yahoo.com Call: 367-3883, 367-4095 • Mon Fri • 9-4 p.m.Now OpenMajestic Roomin Marsh Harbour’s Faith Convention Center Proms Banquets Seminars Concerts Graduations Symposiums Private Parties Club Meetings Bridal Showers Private Parties Art Exhibitions Birthday Parties Beauty Pageants Business Meetings Theatrical Performances Weddings and Receptions Conventions / Conferences State-of-the-art systems for your functionWireless Internet B & V Plaza Don MacKay BlvdTel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 Albury’s Ferry Service Extended to April 30 $15 round trip Any day returnMarch MadnessBy Jennifer HudsonMrs. Alison Higgins, Land Conservation Program Manager for the Nature Conservancy in Florida Keys, stated, “I has been waging war for 10 years.” This statement was made at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference when she spoke on Avoiding garden gremlins: plants and products to keep your yard island friendly . Mrs Higgins talked about how to not only choose the right plants but also how to care for your garden in the most eco-friendly manner, concentrating her talk mainly on the subject of plants which are detrimental to the environment and should thus be eradicated.“The goal of Tthe Nature Conservancy is to preserve the natural community that represents diversity of life on earth,” she began and lamented the fact that the Australian pine (Casuarina), jumbey, seaside mahoe, Brazilian pepper and leather leaf are changing the landscape.“There are now new invasives such as the sapodilla which started from homesteads and have invaded healthy hammocks. Bowstring hemp and sansevieria also invade pristine hammocks. They spread from their roots and are labour-intensive to eradicate. Scaevola is another invasive which is extremely problematic. It is characterised by a white fruit which can float to new areas and is thus harder to keep an eye on. This is now banned for sale in Florida but it is too late,” she lamented.The Florida Keys has adopted a Green Thumb Certified Nursery Programmme which is a complete package offering information such as: • Right plant, right place • Removing exotic plants (those that have been introduced to an area outside of their natural range by humans) • Attracting wildlife • Fertilizing appropriately • Mulching • Controlling yard pests responsibly • Watering efficiently “Nurseries are given lots of education and are given other options. For every invasive three good natives are given. Ten percent of nurseries signed up for this program. It is a pilot project which helps greatly,” stated Ms. Higgins. Things which Ms. Higgins stated nurseries must do are: • Not sell invasives • Sell selections of natives • Sell drought tolerant plants Landscaping with natives was topic at science conference Mrs. Alison Higgins, right of the Nature Conservancy in the Florida Keys, gave an informative talk on using native plants in landscaping and avoiding the use of invasive plants in our gardens. Conservationists in the Keys found that they were most successful in their battle against invasives when they worked with nurseries convincing them not to sell invasive plants. She is talking with Mr. David Knowles and Mrs. Judy Johnston.

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolencesOur sincere condolences to the family of Wendy Jeanette Brohier (nee Lowe), who passed away March 13 and was interred at Cherokee Sound Public Cemetery the same day. She was born in Cherokee Sound on May 25,1938, to Mervin and Flora Lowe (nee Russell). The family moved to Nassau when she was10 years old and her first job was with Fines Department Store on Bay Street. She later went to work with Mr. Harold Saunders at The Nassau Shop and remained in his employee for of 36 years. She returned to Abaco in 1995 and was with John Bull for 10 years until she left to work at Pete Johnston’s Art Gallery and Museum in Little Harbour. She often said that working there was like being part of a big happy family. In a coma the last seven weeks of her life, she was surrounded by her immediate family members. She is survived by her son Michael, daughter Kim Rodehn, grandson Dana Rodehn, two brothers Clarrie and Peter Lowe, a sister Katherine Paciullis as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Everyone agreed she had a warm and endearing smile and greeted you with a positive and cheerful attitude. She will be greatly missed. May she finally rest in peace.School NewsJanuary’s Students of the Month were Marisa Pratt and Tiffany Albury. (This is a correction.) Grades 4, 5 and 6 took part in the National Arts Festival of 2008 on March 12. They performed choral selections Hail to the Black, Gold and Blue’ and Bahamian People. We are very proud of their performance. Terence Albury from Grade 6 represented Cherokee Sound Primary School in the Abaco Spelling Bee in March. Juliet Weatherford, Tyler Sawyer, Joshua Albury and Donovan Hepburn represented Grade 3 at the Spelling Bee. Winners of the Read-A-Thon were Hayley Sands, who read 25 books, and Brianna Sweeting with 35 books for the girls and Dre Hepburn with 8 books and Branden Sands with 25 books for the boys. Reading is the real backbone of education and any child who loves to read will find many more opportunities during his or her lifetime. It is good that they are encouraged to do so. The Easter Egg Decorating competition winners were Tiffany Albury in 1st Place and Tyler Sawyer in 2nd, both students from the upper grades. Branden Sands was in 1st Place with his scary spider-egg, Robbie Weatherford in 2nd Place and Autumn Albury in 3rd Place for the lower grades. A good job was done by all the entrants and we commend them for their efforts. A grand total of 100 children has been chosen to be recognized in the 2008 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year and our own Hayley Sands is one of them. She will be attending an Award’s Ceremony at the House of Assembly in New Providence in May. We are very proud of her. Congratulations, Hayley. A Parents Night Open House was held on March 19th so that the parents could view the various art displays and look over their children’s lesson books. Cherokee Sound Primary School held a Mexican Cookout on the school grounds on March 22 in aid of their up-coming field trip to Nassau. Dishes included an assortment of chili, tacos, taco pie and spicy dips. Since the event fell during Spring Break, it was not very well attended and they were barely able to meet their expenses. However, it hasn’t dampened the students spirits, the food didn’t go to waste, And the children are already planning their next event to help them meet their goal. The schoolchildren would like to thank all those who did come out to support them. March Students of the Month were Jesica Weatherford for the higher classes and George Weatherford for the younger group.Water works almost nishedInstalling a water supply to all the homes in Cherokee Sound and Yellow Wood has been a daunting task, but it is nearing completion. Of course, there have been a few leaks that have shown up in some of the older homes, but nothing to serious that couldn’t be fixed. The workmen are still working on the road repairs, and delays and detours have had to be implemented from time to time. But we are pleased to announce that where they have replaced the cement in the roads, the contractor has done an exceptional job.Sand Bar is now openAny day in paradise is better than where our tourists have come from, right? Well, the weather continues to cooperate after the reopening of our famous Sand Bar Restaurant on March 22nd. You can still enjoy a nice cold drink while you wait to be served, soak up the sun, lean back and enjoy the view. And I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon, can you? South Abaco News ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND • Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point Abaco’s cornerstone to constructionAIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENTVisit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing

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DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY ARAWAK AGENCY For More Information:P: 242-367-2089 F: 242-367-2530Visit our of ce on Front Street, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas • Air Import / Air Export • Ocean Import / Ocean Export • Services available throughout Abaco, to and from all avail able destinations worldwide • Freight forwarding to all des tinations on Abaco • Local delivery available throughout Abaco • Private dock available in Marsh Harbour for clients’ use, available to vessels up to 30 feet in length • Completion of all cutoms documentation Visit our new website www.arawakagency.com“One Call Does It All” CUSTOMS BROKERSThe funeral service for Macculee Destine Augustin, 58, of Marsh Harbour was held on March 28 at International Gospel Mission in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Robinson Weatherford officiated and interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Marsh Harbour, Abaco. She is survived by her husband Sharite Augustin; daughter Sharilia Augustine Saintil; grandson Withney McIntosh Saintil; brothers Michelet and Devilon Destine; sisters Merizia, Louizina and Alisena Destine; nephews Dezira, Verlus, Cletanty, Wesly, Ivenet, Modire, Daniel, Rony and Rosnel; nieces Rosemarie Eltinord, Indizna and Jesumaine Destine, Juslyne, Marie-Jeanne, Jeanine, Widelyne, Guerda and Emmanette Destine, Cleomie, Cedilia, Leonne and Marie Judithe; son-in-law Serendieu Saintil; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Henry Alpheus Middleton , 51, of Murphy Town and formerly of Nassau, was held in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. He is survived by his wife Wently Middleton; daughters Olympia, Sherishka and Henrietta Middleton; sisters Eloise “Panny” Gibson, Margaret Middleton and Maria Middleton-Lewis; brothers Wellington and Jerome Middleton; mother-in-law Verleta Davis; sisters-in-law Gwendolyn Penn, Ruth Williams, Norma Burrows, Melvease, Barbara and Anita Davis, Audrey Bootie and Geraldine Butler; brothers-in-law Ellerson Gibson, Sr., Prince, Cardinel, Hank and Terrance Davis, Eustades Penn, Edmund Williams, Howard Burrows, Fritz Bootie and Harrison Butler; aunts Mary Seymour and Frances Deveaux; uncles Allan Bannister and John Deveaux; neces and nephews Jacqueline and Darieo Cox, Ellerson Jr., Ellesia and Yvette Gibson, Marion and Tanina Roberts, Kevin and Kimberlene Roberts, Ralph Middleton, Makera Middleton, Audrey and Gary Soman, Dr. Ricardo and Portia Hamilton, Aubrey and Erica Middleton, Audra Middleton, Renaldo, Richard, Jimmy and Bridgette Middleton, Marlo Middleton, Philip Coakley Jr., Leann McIntosh and Charles Cooper Jr.; grandnieces and grandnephews; aunts-in-law Flora Lowe, Gertrude Dawkins, Cleola and Lana Sawyer; uncles-in-law Abraham and Estin Sawyer; nieces-in-law; nephews-in-law; great-grandnieces-in-law; great-grandnephews-in-law; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Leo Leonard Coope r, 59, of Treasure Cay was held on March 29 at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. Pastor Stafford Symonette officiated, assisted by Bishop Archilus Cooper and Rev. Cecil Forbes. Interment followed in South Side Public Cemetery in Cooper’s Town. He is survived by his daughters Leona Russell and Leatrice Cooper; sons Todd, Quint, Jarrod, Faulsto Cooper; adopted son Drexel (Jackie) Bootle; grandchildren Isaiah Russell, Oconno and Quinisha Cooper; sisters Betty Johnson, Mable Pinder, Geneive Dean, Terry Cornish, Eliza Symonette and Emily Culmer; brothers Leroy Pension, Sydney, Vernon Cooper, Samuel Jr., Anthony and Elliot Cooper; nieces Natasha, Shantell, Antionette and Alicia Johnson, Desiree Stuart, Tamika Jenning, Terrica and Driscal Laing, Monique Johnson. Audralee Dean, Darnika Farrington, Nadia and Inderia Culmer; nephews Drexel Pinder Jr., Aaron Jr. and Anthon Johnson, Ridney Dean, Denero and Anthony Cooper Jr., Dexter Dean. Jeremy and Cordell Culmer, Mark Farrington. Javano Culmer, Julin Dean, Remano Cornish and Dwayne Penchion; uncles Simon and Gifford Bootle; daughters-in-law Stacy, Shian and Ginger Cooper and Shakera Gaitor; sonin-law Terell Russell; sisters-in-law Vivian and Evelyn Cooper, Bernadean Penchion, Geleta Elzra, Rosamae McIntosh and Evamae Reckley; brothers-in-law Aaron Johnson, Drexel Pinder, Vincent Dean, Glen Culmer, Sidney and Donald Cornish, Dewitt Symonette, Lavern and Leo Reckley, Emmanuel Williams, Durward Mills, Jeffery Elzra and O’Donald McIntosh; grand-nephews; grand-nieces; nephews-inlaw; uncles-in-law Alexander Reckley, Estin and Abraham Sawyer, Andrew Longley and Philip McKinney; aunts-in-law Nathilie Bodie, Mary and Lynn Reckley, Gertrude Dawkins, Flora Lowe, Susiemae Longley, Cleota and Lana Sawyer; Cathleen Dorville, Joanna and Oris McKinney; god-mother Kelly Symonette; godchildren; cousins the Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Pastor Archilus and Estella Cooper, Cleotha, Vernie, Sheila, Samuel and Eric Cooper, Paula, Karen, Ettamae, Max, Barbara and Vergie Russell, Marty and Noel Bootle, Alfred Murray, Codie, Ronald, Gordon, Kingsley, Joey, Kirk, Beriel, Janice, Shae, Audrey Mike and Theresa Murray, Hillie, Tony, Ruthmae, Melvern, Albert, Evette, Weline, Drexel Bootle, Harrison, Leonard, June, Sandra, Orlean, Denieve, Maggie, Flord, Sammy and Audrick, Ethmae, Vivia; and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries of Family and FriendsA subscription to The Abaconian is your best way to keep up with the growth of Abaco. Get information on: • Government projects • Immigration policies , Construction projects • Resort & restaurant changes • Road, airport & dock uipgrades • Local Government decisions • Community events • Airline changes • New business ventures • Electric and phone policies See Section A page 9 to subscribe

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 367-0364 • 367-5642 Fax Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Phone: (242) 323-5702 Fax: (242) 322-3451 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on requestDean’s Shipping CoDean’s Shipping of ce at the Marsh Harbour dock M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY Regardless of the Destination, Please Call Us Today to Quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) • (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: flyvintage@aol.com • www.vpj.comCHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIPDaily Service Between Marsh Harbour / Treasure Cay and Melbourne, Daytona Beach Fort Lauderdale Vintage Props & Jets Inc.Charter Flights to US, Bahamas & CaribbeanBy Jennifer Hudson The Friends of the Environment Conference Room was filled to capacity on the evening of March 26 with environmentally conscious people eager to hear about ways in which they can help the global environment. Mr. Patrick Sherwin, Sustainable System Coordinator of Cape Systems Limited on Eleuthera, presented a very detailed list of ways to promote sustainable energy supplies. In order to show why sustainable energy sources are so important Mr. Sherwin stated some astounding facts: Escalating oil prices which have risen 300 percent in the last three years. The steady increase in BEC’s consumption and further expected growth is hard for BEC to deal with. The expected rise in sea level will cause parts of The Bahamas to go underwater within his lifetime and within the next 200 years the sea level is expected to rise eight feet which will mean that 80 percent of The Bahamas will be underwater. What his company is aiming for is efficiency, to be able to do more with less. Mr. Sherwin works in Cape Eleuthera where the International School and Cape Systems lie side by side separated by mangroves. The primary goal of the International School is sustainable development. “There is a lot going on, and we are leaders in empowering change in The Bahamas,” he stated. The Island School provides environmental education for high school students from the United States who stay for 100 days at a time. Here, in addition to scuba, kayaking and celestial navigation, they do handson research. The Cape Eleuthera Institute was spawned from the Island School, they worked along with students and became experts and would like to share this knowledge with everyone in The Bahamas. The Island School is entirely self sufficient and Mr. Sherwin shared the ways in which the school is able to support itself through experimentation. Sustainable Aquaculture fish for food production. Cobia (black kingfish) are raised firstly in tanks, then cages in open water and large numbers have been produced within three years. Any extra fish which are not used for school consumption are sold to local restaurants. There are many scientists on staff and others are brought in who carry out Marine Science Research. The education and outreach has spawned the Deep Creek Middle School for Bahamian students in grades 79. Another programme is partnered with the College of The Bahamas and students in their final school year are able to gain advanced placement credits. Aquaponics vegetable and fish production. Tilapia fish are grown and the water is filtered through beds of salad greens which absorb the nutrients to grow. • Permaculture food production. Pigs and chickens eat the waste kitchen scraps. • Solid Waste Management Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is their motto which they achieve through many different angles such as reducing waste by buying products with reduced packaging, reusing materials such as Casuarina wood to build most of their furniture, cabinets and trim and shredding scrap and recycling metals, cardboard and compost. • Solar water heating for the school and residences on Eleuthera. Solar panels are maintenance free and have a life span to provide power for 50 years. • Wind power The possibilities are huge and it is the fastest growing industry in the world. Solar and wind are very viable technologies and make a great combination in The Bahamas because when the winds die down, the sun is strong. • Bio fuels All of the International School’s 25 vehicles are run on 100 percent bio diesel thanks to the cruise ship industry which delivers 1,000 gallons per month of waste cooking oil. Bahamas Waste in Nassau will soon be utilizing the cruise ships for bio diesel. Appropriate technologies suggested for The Bahamas were: water conservation, Friends held Sustainable Energy Seminar Mr. Patrick Sherwin was guest speaker at a seminar hosted by Friends of the Environment on sustaining energy. Mr. Sherwin outlined the projects underway at the Island School at Cape Eleuthera. The projects there feature many areas of conservation. Please see Seminar Page 27

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 renewable energy, design (e.g. low flush toilets) and supply chain (environmentally friendly products). Mr. Sherwin made several recommendations of ways to help people preserve the environment: • Using new compact fluorescent light bulbs • Purchasing energy efficient appliances with the Energy Star rating • Conservation changing behaviour by turning off lights and turning air conditioning thermostats up from 73 to 78 degrees • Using green building materials • Making rainwater catchments Water is available year round and uses no energy in sharp contrast to a reverse osmosis plant. The rationale behind all this is: • Reduce operating costs • Reduce environmental impact (air pollution and climate change) Collateral benefits support growth as an eco-tourism destination; creation of jobs; improvement in the environmental quality of life and carbon offsets trading. Mr. Sherwin and his colleagues want to have Eleuthera using entirely fossil free fuel by 2030. “The Bahamas Electricity Corporation is friendly to these efforts and Mr. Frederik Gottlieb is in the position to leave a legacy and drive this forward, making this a different place and different picture,” stated Mr. Sherwin, who concluded his power point presentation by reiterating the cost effectiveness of solar hot water, bio fuels (waste is energy) and renewable energy in general. He left the audience to ponder the facts that “We must make a shift from short term to long term. There is no such thing as waste; it is resources in the wrong place .” Mr. Patrick Sherman, left from the International School in Cape Eleuthera, gave a thought-provoking talk on sustainable energy to a group from Friends of the Environment and other interested persons. He is shown here talking with Assistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette, Mr. Mike Brown with the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and Daphane Degregory. Seminar From Page 26Alternate energy sources are being studiedThe world’s leading conservation organizations have joined together to declare 2008 the Year of the Frog. They hope to raise awareness and raise the funding necessary to save dozens of amphibian species from extinction in the next few years.At first scientists were not sure what was happening when they noticed a lack of frogs. They thought perhaps the frogs they had always seen had just disappeared for a season or two. But it was much more serious than they realized. The frogs that had disappeared were not coming back. In the past 20 years, more than 100 species of amphibians have become extinct. And now as many as half the world’s 6,000 species of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Frogs are an important part of the world’s ecosystems. They eat insects that carry diseases and help protect the ecosystems where they live. They are an indication of the health of that environment.Now scientists are realizing that the only hope of saving many of these species is to capture them and keep them in protective custody until their environment can be improved. Addressing this extinction crisis represents the greatest species conservation challenge in the history of humanity. Many frogs face extinctionSPECIAL FREIGHT RATE Marsh Harbour 367-0140 • Treasure Cay 365-8660 Ft. Lauderdale 954-359-8266 North Eleuthera 335-1696 • Governor’s Harbour 332-3340 • Rock Sound 334-2795 This is one of our Abaco frogs who help keep our environment healthy.

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Tanks re lled LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive One Block East of the Traf c Light P O Box AB20490, Marsh harbourPhone 367-2250 Representing the pioneers:COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL FILTRATION SYSTEMSWATER SOFTENERS, REVERSE OSMOSIS, CARBON FILTERS, STAINLESS STEEL & PLASTIC PUMPS, SALT & MOREContractor Prices AvailableCALL/FAX 365-8749 oremail: ohall@aol.com ATLANTICFILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.S. RETAIL THE EXTERMINATORSLIMITEDMarsh Harbour, AbacoTent Fumigation • Pest Control Soil Treatment45 Years ExperienceTony Kemp • Tel: 367-3021By d’Shan Maycock Earth Day is April 25th and Friends of the Environment is hosting its annual Earth Day Science Fair at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme for this year is The Effects of Climate Change on Small Island Developing States. Schools throughout Abaco have been encouraged to enter projects on the theme. Competition categories are upper and lower primary school and upper and lower secondary school. Schools from all over Abaco will be participating and attending. In addition to school displays, there will be a keynote speech by a member of the National Climate Change Committee. Activities and movies will be available during the event. Lunch will be on sale at a cost of $5 per student which will benefit New Vision Youth Group. For more information about the Earth Day program, please contact Mrs. d’Shan Maycock at Friends of the Environment, 367-2721 or dmaycock@friendsoftheenvironment.org. Sweeting’s Village from the airCentral Abaco is growing. Recently we printed an aerial of Central Pines with all its homes. Another area of fast growth is Sweeting’s Village. But it lacks being connected to town water and the roads are not paved. Friends invites the Abaco community to attend Earth DayCivic OrganizationsPilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday, monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Hummingbird Restaurant

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Bahamas Information ServiceThe threat of climate change as a result of global warming and the negative impact it can have on low-lying countries such as The Bahamas makes it “very important” for the country to preserve its hills, wetlands and ecosystems, Minister of Health and Social Development, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis said . He was speaking about developments on New Providence when he made the comments about protecting the country’s wetlands. He continued that said the protection of the wetlands has to be at the forefront of all developments within The Bahamas as they are critical to the country’s short, medium and long-term survivability. “Our wetlands assist with groundwater replenishment and water purification and minimize the possibility of flooding and that is a great concern to many communities,” Dr. Minnis commented. “The wetlands are home to all forms of wild birds, various species of wildlife and several species of fish which all play a critical role in maintaining the balance of the country’s ecosystems. Once one can appreciate the value and nature of wetlands, they will understand why wetlands and those types of things that should not be touched,” Dr. Minnis added. Dr. Minnis said persons living on Grand Bahama and Long Island who have experienced severe flooding can speak to the devastation that can be caused not only in terms of damage to housing, agriculture and livestock farming and infrastructure, but also to the “psychological impact” it can have on human beings. He said the preservation and conservation of the wetlands can also have a positive impact on the economy of The Bahamas with regards to the financial benefits that can be accrued through eco-tourism. “It is important for us to remember that the entire Bahamas is considered a coastal zone which means that with all the climate changes that are occurring today and the seas rising and glaciers melting that The Bahamas is further prone to flooding,” Dr. Minnis added.Health Minister Stresses Importance of Wetlands Preservation Plan to AttendIsland Roots Heritage FestivalGreen Turtle Cay • May 2-4 The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort• Hotel rooms on the harbour front • Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad • Dive Abaco a complete dive facility The Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bsCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina• Full service docks with power • Cable TV connections • Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tides:Pelican Harbor based on Hampton Roads (Sewells Point), Virginia (NOAA) 26 23 N 76 58 W May 2008 Average Tides Mean Range: 2.6 ft MHWS 3.1 ft Mean Tide: 1.4 ft Sunday 6 n 6 Monday 6 n 6 Tuesday 6 n 6 Wednesday 6 n 6 Thursday 6 n 6 Friday 6 n 6 Saturday 6 n 1 (EDT) 2 (EDT) 3 (EDT) 4 (EDT) 5 (EDT) 6 (EDT) 7 (EDT) 8 (EDT) 9 (EDT) 10 (EDT) 11 (EDT) 12 (EDT) 13 (EDT) 14 (EDT) 15 (EDT) 16 (EDT) 17 (EDT) 18 (EDT) 19 (EDT) 20 (EDT) 21 (EDT) 22 (EDT) 23 (EDT) 24 (EDT) 25 (EDT) 26 (EDT) 27 (EDT) 28 (EDT) 29 (EDT) 30 (EDT) 31 (EDT) -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 5:07a 2.6 11:21a 0.3 5:38p 2.9 12:03a 0.2 6:04a 2.6 12:12p 0.1 6:31p 3.1 12:59a 0.0 6:58a 2.7 1:01p -0.1 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:53a -0.2 7:50a 2.8 1:50p -0.2 8:13p 3.5 2:45a -0.3 8:41a 2.8 2:40p -0.3 9:05p 3.6 3:37a -0.3 9:33a 2.8 3:31p -0.3 9:57p 3.5 4:30a -0.3 10:25a 2.7 4:24p -0.3 10:50p 3.4 5:24a -0.2 11:19a 2.7 5:20p -0.2 11:46p 3.2 6:19a -0.1 12:16p 2.6 6:19p 0.0 12:45a 3.0 7:17a 0.0 1:17p 2.5 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 1:46a 2.8 8:15a 0.1 2:21p 2.5 8:30p 0.2 2:50a 2.6 9:14a 0.2 3:25p 2.5 9:39p 0.3 3:53a 2.5 10:09a 0.2 4:27p 2.6 10:44p 0.3 4:52a 2.4 11:01a 0.2 5:22p 2.7 11:43p 0.2 5:45a 2.4 11:48a 0.2 6:12p 2.8 12:35a 0.2 6:34a 2.4 12:32p 0.2 6:57p 2.9 1:22a 0.2 7:17a 2.4 1:13p 0.2 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 2:05a 0.1 7:58a 2.4 1:52p 0.2 8:16p 3.0 2:45a 0.1 8:37a 2.4 2:30p 0.2 8:53p 3.0 3:24a 0.2 9:15a 2.4 3:08p 0.2 9:30p 2.9 4:02a 0.2 9:52a 2.4 3:45p 0.3 10:06p 2.9 4:39a 0.3 10:30a 2.4 4:23p 0.3 10:42p 2.8 5:16a 0.3 11:08a 2.3 5:02p 0.4 11:20p 2.8 5:54a 0.4 11:48a 2.3 5 : 0 -0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 ft 12:00a 2.7 6:34a 0.4 12:32p 2.3 6:31p 0.5 12:44a 2.6 7:16a 0.4 1:20p 2.4 7:24p 0.5 1:34a 2.6 8:02a 0.4 2:12p 2.5 8:25p 0.5 2:29a 2.5 8:51a 0.3 3:08p 2.6 9:29p 0.5 3:28a 2.4 9:44a 0.3 4:06p 2.8 10:34p 0.3 4:30a 2.4 10:38a 0.1 5:04p 3.0 11:38p 0.2 5:31a 2.5 11:34a 0.0 6 3 Monthly High & Low High May 5, 9:05p 3.6 ft Low May 6, 3:37a -0.3 ft Tide North Bar ChannelMay 2008 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 365-5464 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Ward’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 5 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Lubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Hotels and House Rental AgentsMan-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 D’s Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.abacos.com http://www.go-abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com + agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Apr 08 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection ofBrass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless SteelHurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Friendship Tabernacle School Evangelism ProgramBy Samantha V. EvansThe youth department of Friendship Tabernacle under the leadership of Mr. Emery Curry traveled to four schools to allow visiting youth mission team from College Park Baptist Church from Winston Salem, North Carolina to speak to students about the love of God. The team was on the island from March 29th until April 3rd and visited schools on March 31st and April 1st. On the first day they visited Cooper’s Town and Treasure Cay and on day two, they visited St. Francis de Sales and Central Abaco Primary. The purpose of their visit was to give God glory. The leader of the visiting team was Bro. Jeff Allen. The teens, ages 14-18, ministered to the students by way of songs, drama and their personal testimony. The message they wanted to get across to the students was that even if students doubt God, they must remember that he still loves them and wants only for them to trust Him. God loves them no matter what they have done and/or will do. Pastor Allen encouraged the students to talk to God by praying even when they feel afraid. He can be reached at anytime from anywhere. Sis. Barbie Morgan, who led the missions team, has been on Abaco twice before and was a part of the team that built Friendship Tabernacle Creole Church. She stated that the teens had to earn their way on the trip by taking part in church activities but the church raised most of the money for the trip. She wants the youth on Abaco to know that no matter what they go through, God is always there for them. She stated that one of the students on this trip, Russ Rose, age 16, came very close to losing his mother this year due to kidney failure, but he remained strong for her and now she is well. Many of the visiting teens were happy to say that we have an advantage they do not have in the United States. In The Bahamas we can still pray and talk about God in school while they cannot in most schools where they live. Lucy and Dylan stated that at their school, they have a student Christian club where Lucy is the president. The students can talk about God but the adults cannot. Being at a school that does not allow praying challenges them to do more for God and to be more creative in their evangelism. Accompanying the group from Friendship Tabernacle Church were Ms. Paula Morley and Mr. Ishmael Morley. Also traveling with the team from North Carolina was Pastor Ramon Smith. Church News A youth group from a Baptist church in Winston Salem, North Carolina, was on Abaco visiting schools with a program of singing, drama and testimonies. They also gave out clothing to residents of the Mud. They were hosted by Friendship Tabernacle

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 • * to or from White Sound Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40 Return 7:55 am 9:30 11 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15 Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25 Fare Anytime round trip $25 Albury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16 Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor’s special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30* Same day fare • Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, • • Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 freeGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16 • Ten minute rideGreen T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) • Round trip $15 • Extra to some G T Cay docks Abaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 , call for time Pinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT • Children half fare • Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town • Rental automobiles at both terminals. Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates • Adults $95 RT, $55 OW • Cars & trucks The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco • Call 367-2165, G roup tours Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour .............................367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour ..........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour..................................... 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town ......................................................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay .............................................365-8571 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana ........................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop .......................................................365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Rentals * Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals .............................367-2655 B & B Boat Rentals ............................367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals ...........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals ...................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals ........................367-5570 Power Cat Boat Rentals ................................... Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .....367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals .....................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals ..........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ...................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals ........................367-4887 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411 C & D Cart Rental .............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental ..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.........................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals ..365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals .............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes ......................365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals..............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals ...............365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes .................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals ..................365-6502 Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals ..................365-6024 Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals .....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals ...................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals ...........................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals ...............366-0282 J R’s Cart Rental ................................366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals ....................366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals .............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent .................................365-8193 Cash’s Carts.......................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals .....................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals ...........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals ...............................365-8465 Triple J Car Rentals ...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks ..............365-8749 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ..366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain ......366-4107 Floyd Burrows ....366-4175 Links Adderly ......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows ....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Justin Sands ......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer ........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury .......365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell .......366-3259Bone sh GuidesCherokee Theodore Sawyer ...366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury ...........366-3058 Buddy Pinder ...........366-2163 Hope Town Maitland Lowe ........366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh ..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell ......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ..........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ..........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261 Visitors’ GuideRestaurants • Services • TransportationRestaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers ...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158 Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444 Gino’s .................................$ .............367-2002 Golden Grouper ..............$ .............367-2301 Hummingbird ....................$$ .............367-2922 Island Cafe .........................$ .............367-6444 Jamie’s Place .....................$ .............367-2880 Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken ............... ...367-2615 Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366 Pop’s Place ........................$ .....+ .....367-3796 Poppa Georgio’s ................$ Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460 Snack Shack .....................$ .....+ .....367-4005 Snappas .............................$ .............367-2278 Subway ..............................................367-2798 Wallys ............................$$$ .............367-2074 Dundas Town Mother Merle’s .................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks .......................$ .............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge ............... $$ .............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095 Munchies ..........................$ .....+ .....366-0423 Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... .....366-0065 Lubber’s Quarter Cracker P’s.........................................366-3139 Man-O-War Hibiscus ..........................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar .....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill ..............$$$ .............365-5230 Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133 Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106 Nippers ..........................$$$ ............365-5143 Orchid Bay .........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe .................$ Coconuts .............................. Harbour Cafe ....................$ .............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight ...............$ ............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ .............365-8469 Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro .............$$ .............365-4200 Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389 Laura’s Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant ....$$ .............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066 Sundowners .......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock) ..$ .....+ .....365-8635 Sandy Point Nancy’s ................................ Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............366-4119 Rickmon Bone sh Lodge ...................366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 08 Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour ...367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre ................367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay ...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town .........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town ................................ Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay ................................... Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House ................45.......F ......365-4200 Green Turtle Club ......32.......F ......365-4271 Black Sound Marina ...15................365-4531 Other Shore Club .......12.......F ......365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service ..10.......F ......365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina 150 ......F ......365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina ...26.......F ......365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina 183.......F ......367-2736 Conch Inn ...................75.......F .....367-4000 Harbour View Marina .36.......F .....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina 52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina .....16................366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina .......6.......F ......366-0154 Sea Spray ..................50.......F ......366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina ...75.......F ......365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay .................32.......F ......365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Harbour 367-2936 Above & Below • Marsh Harbour 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Brendals Dive • Green Turtle Cay 365-4411 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope T 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ........367-2266 American Eagle Miami ......................................367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud ..........367-2095 Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale ...............................954-359-0329 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach .........................367-3415 Island Express Ft Lauderdale ............................367-0169 Southern Air Nassau ..........................................367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale .....................367-0140 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ...............367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale .............................367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air ..............................................................367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .........................................367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two • Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru .......... Dundas Town .........................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market ..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town ................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta ......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ................$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house ...................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house ........$16 + $5 Great Cistern .........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City .............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ...........................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .....................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ...................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks .................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point .......................................................$135 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore ........$ 2 each Jib Room ................................................................$ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center .........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock .......................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance ...................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. • Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05 Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4 Moxy ......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm .................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ...........................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood ...........................................................$18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town ...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour .......................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ..............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town ...............................................................$70 + $5 Crown Haven .........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport .........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bone sh Marles ..................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey ................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX ............................$6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport .................$75 + $10 Points of Interest Albert Lowe Museum .......................................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits .......Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden .......................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum ........................Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station ...........................................Hope Town Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundry..........................Little Harbour Working boatyards ...........................................Man-O-War cay Pocket beaches • Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour • Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour • Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour • Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures • Treasure Cay • Green Turtle Cay • Guana Cay • Man-O-War Cay • Elbow Cay • Casuarina Point • Bahama Palm Shore • Sandy Point & more H Cafe Open Nights Only To Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay • Its an adventure Area code 242 unless noted otherwise* Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes from Crossing Beach Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay 40 minutes Ferry Schedules • Departure times shown • Daily service unless noted Items of interest • Man-O-War boat yards • Blackwood blue hole & sisal mill • Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need guide • Hole in Wall lighthouse last mire very rough road • Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 • Bird watching ask tourism 367-3067

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 APRIL 15th, 2008 By Jennifer Hudson The 3rd Annual Boaters Harbour Clean Up took place on April 5 from 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon and was the first clean up event scheduled during this year’s Coastal Awareness month. This is the third year that boaters and second homeowners have joined together to help clean up the coastal strip of Marsh Harbour. They were joined by local residents including Elaine Martinborough of Urban Renewal, Junior Achievers and their leaders and persons from the Ministry of Tourism. These civic-minded people, about 30 in number, removed trash from the harbour’s edge starting in the vicinity of Commonwealth Bank and moving all the way along as far as the Outboard Shop at the head of the harbour. Bahamas Waste donated a large dumpster which was placed at the Union Jack Dock. A truck collected the bags of garbage and carried them to the dumpster which, at the end of the clean up, was collected by Bahamas Waste. According to Wynsome Ferguson of the Ministry of Tourism, nuBoaters held annual shore clean upLocals joined boaters to clean Marsh Harbour’s shore The shore in Marsh Harbour from Commonwealth Bank to the Outboard Shop was cleaned by about 30 persons, boaters and locals who collected trash. A group is shown here with yellow trash bags that were donated by Tropical Shipping. Students clean up shore on Green Turtle CayStudents of the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay organized a clean up on March 12. They are shown here preparing for the clean up. They found many bottles, plastic items, beach shoes and tires. More stories about Green Turtle Cay on page 2. The Rotary Club of Abaco has held a speech competition annually for many years. It was begun by Hugh Cottis, who organized it each year. He recently passed away after a long illness. The club has now named the perpetual trophy for the senior competition after him. Amy Mackey, a student at Forest Heights Academy, was the first place winner in the Senior Division. This secured the trophy for Forest Heights for the year. Mrs. Leslie Kennedy is accepting the trophy for the school from Mrs. Sylvia Cottis. Forest Heights Academy won perpetual trophy Please see Clean-up Page 2 The Rotary Club held its annual speech competition on March 12. This speech competition is the brain child of Mr. Hugh Cottis and over the years has showcased many wonderful speakers and future leaders of The Bahamas. With Mr. Cottis’s recent passing, the Rotary Club created an honour with a floating trophy in his name being given to the school of the first place winner. Amy Mackey of Forest Heights Academy graciously accepted the trophy awarded by Mrs. Sylvia Cottis along with the chance to compete in the national speech competition held in Nassau by Texaco on March 28. Second place and third place were respectively awarded to Nasasha Bootle of Forest Heights and Oliecia Simon of St. Francis de Sales. The topic of the importance of tertiary education was certainly an important one as these students noted the effects on The Bahamas when education takes a back seat in society. Forest Heights Academy was particularly proud to win this year as Hugh Cottis spent many years teaching in its classrooms. Speech coach, Ms. Leslie Kennedy, noted, “Hugh was an important member of our school’s history and will be greatly missed.”Abaco Angler’s Fishing TournamentApril 17-25 • Call 366-0154 for details Celebrate Earth DayNew Visions Ministries • April 25 By Samantha V. Evans The month of March was observed as Social Workers Month both in The Bahamas and internationally. To ensure that the Abaco community was aware of this celebration, two officers from the Freeport Office, Julita Ingraham and Andy Laing, visited Abaco over two days, March 9th and 10th, at which time they celebrated with a church service at Friendship Tabernacle on Sunday, a radio show on Monday morning and a visit to S.C. Bootle that afternoon. The theme chosen for this month was Building on Strengths: Help Starts here-Make the Bahamas Better through Social Work. The purpose for this entire month was to increase public awareness and respect of the profession, educate them on the breadth and depth of social work practices; expand their perceptions of who can benefit from social work services; educate them on the many roles that they perform as social workers; and attract young people and career changers to the profession. The organizing committee of the Northern Region of Social Workers along with the National Association of Social Workers organized an array of activities for this month which included this visit to Abaco. Social Workers Month was observed Please see Social Workers Page 12

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 News of the Cays Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross Green Turtle Cay maybe a quiet community, but there is always something going on, especially on weekends! Bush Medicine Garden is openedThe Richard “Blue” Jones Bahamian Bush Medicine Garden was dedicated and officially opened on March 26th. The garden plot is located on the grounds of the Capt. Roland Roberts Environmental Center and was planted under the guidance of Richard Jones, who is very knowledgeable on Bahamian plants and their medicinal values. Mr. Jones was born and raised on Green Turtle Cay and learned from older Bahamians who did not have prepared medicines. Where we see weeds, Richard sees medicine! gum-elemi, periwinkle, shepherd’s needle, aloe vera, life leaf, yellow bark, yellow thistle, madeira and prickly pear are among the plants now growing in the bush medicine garden. Ms. Joanie Freeman, docent manager of the Environmental Center, welcomed everyone to the opening and introduced “Blue.” He gave a very informative talk which included Biblical references to the use of healing plants and the uses for the plants found in the garden. Lemongrass tea and homemade pumpkin bread were among the refreshments served at the opening. A booklet on Bush Medicines was offered and copies are available at the Captain Roland Roberts Environmental Center. School NewsAmy Roberts Primary School held its annual Fair and Raffle on April 5th on the school grounds. Darts, hoopla and other games kept the children and young at heart busy as they tried to win prizes. Bingo and Teachers and some of the students of Amy Roberts Primary School paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, His Excellency Arthur D. Hanna on April 7 at Government House. It was part of their yearly field trip. (BIS photo) The Bush Medicine Garden was officially opened on March 26 at the Capt. Roland Roberts Environmental Center in Green Turtle Cay. Mr. Richard “Blue” Jones has studied bush medicine extensively and donated the plants used in the garden. Shown here are Valerie Schnaufer, Mr. Jones and Joanie Freeman. Mrs. Schnaufer and her husband, Joe, made and painted the signs. DOCK BUILDING SPECIALISTCaribbean Marine Constructionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour musical chairs also offered the chance to win great prizes. The bouncy house was Please see Cays Page 4

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 3 SIRbahamas.com SEE SECTION A, PAGE 3 FOR HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY AND VACANT LAND LISTINGS Visit... Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035 Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEW PRICE #3351 LOT 58, BLOCK 11, SUBDIVISION I $15,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR GREEN TUR TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA TLE CA Y Y Y Y Y #3031 COCO BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y Y Y Y Y NEW LISTING #4203 SANDS BANKS WATERFRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to Sell. 95,000. each Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y Y Y Y Y #3073 MY ISLAND RETREAT BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 3 bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screenedin verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 L L L L L UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q U U U U U AR AR AR AR AR TERS TERS TERS TERS TERS #3851 SEA BREEZE VIEWOFTHE SEAOF ABACO. Newly constructed 2 bed 1 bath home. Steps to beautiful beach. Shared dock. $319,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #4136 CASA SERENA CANAL FRONT2 bed 2 bath home and a self su fficient 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Great views. Dock access. $1,399,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE TILL TILL TILL TILL TILL O O O O O O CA O CA O CA O CA O CA Y Y Y Y Y #3657 FARSIDE-WATERFRONT the most unique and desirable property in Abaco. 5 bed 6 bath, hangar and docking for 80 ft. vessel. US$5,950,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #3100 TEN ACRE WATERFRONTTen acre peninsula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y Y Y Y Y #1660 SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 L L L L L UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q U U U U U AR AR AR AR AR TERS TERS TERS TERS TERS #4193 LOT 87 ABACO OCEAN CLUBInterior lot with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the Sea of Abaco. Comm unity dock. $125,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #3248 HIGH ROCKS -SEA VIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3 bath home. Private. Formal living/ dining rooms. Fully furnished. $980,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #3467 ABACO HOUSE BEACHFRONT VILLASspacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y Y Y Y Y #2516 CROSSWINDS SEA VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator. $820,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 NEW PRICE TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA TREASURE CA Y Y Y Y Y #3079 SAND BANKS HBRWATERFRONTprime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Marina/fishing lodge potential. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 TILL TILL TILL TILL TILL O O O O O O CA O CA O CA O CA O CA Y Y Y Y Y #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRONTGreat elevation. Room for a protected dock with good water depth. $290,000 .. .. .Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #4229 PERKY PELICAN PELICAN SHORESCharming and immaculate, gorgeous verandahs commanding views of the Sea of Abaco. $2,775,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING GU GU GU GU GU AN AN AN AN AN A CA A CA A CA A CA A CA Y Y Y Y Y #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE -QUAINTbeach house, 2 bedrooms 1 bath on stunning sandy beach with 60 on the water x 242 deep. $650,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 L L L L L UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q UBBERS Q U U U U U AR AR AR AR AR TERS TERS TERS TERS TERS #2425 MANGROLA SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to M arsh Harbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $606,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR MARSH HARBOUR #4300 CROSSWINDS WATERFRONT EASTERB SHORES3 bed 2.5 bath with spectacular views 3/4 acres with 2 private docks.. Fully furnished. $980,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR CA AR CA AR CA AR CA AR CA Y Y Y Y Y #4336 LOOKOUT HOUSEStunning views overlooking western harbour, 2 bed 1 bath main house with 1 bed 1 bath dockhouse cottage. $1,395,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE SUGAR L SUGAR L SUGAR L SUGAR L SUGAR L O O O O O AF CA AF CA AF CA AF CA AF CA Y Y Y Y Y #2817 PARROT POINT WATERFRONT unique 2.74 acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed cottage. Mainland electricity. $1,895,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE NEW PRICE MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W MAN-O-W AR CA AR CA AR CA AR CA AR CA Y Y Y Y Y #4285 SEATO SEA EASTERN HARBOURGood elevation with unobstructed views of the Sea of Abaco. 90ft deep water harbour frontage. $910,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 WILLS PLACE Lubbers Quarters REF#3785 $485,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY 8 MILE BEACH 8 MILE BEACH 8 MILE BEACH 8 MILE BEACH 8 MILE BEACH #4327 BEACHFRONT HIDE-A-WAY Secluded cottage, perched 30 ft above sea level, breathtaking ocean views from every room. US$350,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 LIGHTING SHOWROOM NOW OPENJ & J ELECTRICLIGHTING & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIESPh 367-5145 CEILING FANS • EXHAUST FANS CHANDELIERS • TRACK LIGHTS EXIT LIGHTS • EMERGENCY LIGHTS PIPE AND FITTINGS • WIRE BREAKERS • PANELS • FUSES CONTACTORS • RELAYS STANDBY SYSTEMSDon MacKay Boulevard • Marsh Harbour Across the street from St. John the Baptist Anglican Church A i s l e o f P a l m R e a l t y . c o m Aisle of Palm Realty.com Rhiannon Thomas Phone 365-5003 Giselle McIntosh Phone 365-4655 Kristin Williams Phone 367-0080 Maria Silvester, BRI Phone 367-0080 Junior Mernard Phone 366-0361 Nikhil Shah Phone 367-0080 P h : 2 4 2 3 6 7 0 0 8 0 Ph: 242-367-0080 Fax: 242-367-0081email: brent@aisleofpalmrealty.com website : www.aisleofpalmrealty.com15 Mar 08Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready for building. Marsh Harbour 1458 4/4 Executive home. Large landscaped lot, private beach, too many wonderful features to list. Call today. The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots with unobstructed views of Winding Bay. Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity and water now available. Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune, endless views. Great rental history. Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely landscaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000 Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach access just steps away. $439,000 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great views. Short walk to beach. Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with private dockon harbour. Great views and rental potential. NEW PRICE White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with 150’ of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on White Sound. Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large landscaped lot. Dock approval in place. Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior and beach lots starting at $30,000 The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home on a double lot positioned to capture views from every room. Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront lots, both offering great dockage. Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing communityBrent Cartwright, Broker, BRI Phone 367-0080Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A must see unit. Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on large landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking and patio, central a/c, central location. Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2 and 1/1 apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot. Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2 offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot. Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the entrance of this new subdivision just outside the settlement of Cherokee. White Sound 1476 Oceanfront lot Great oceanfront lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000. The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea views. Call for info. The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the 18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000 Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000, Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach lots starting at $599,000 Interior lots starting at $190,000 Hope Town Conch Quest Oceanfront home just south of Sea Spray Resort in White Sound. $694,000 Black Sound Lot Almost an acre with 100+ feet of protected deep water shoreline. GREAT VALUE $499,900 Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra AttentionWeekly Rates: 26’ Paramount $1435 23’ Albury Bros $1155 22’ Boston Whaler $1050 20’ Albury/Hydra $1015 18’ Privateer $ 735 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516 www.seahorseboatrentals.com More News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 19 Cays From Page 19 popular with the smaller children. There was an indoor “yard” sale where one person’s junk turned into another’s treasure! And, of course, there was food, food and more food traditional Bahamian dinners, conch fritters, conch salad and homemade desserts. Raffle tickets were sold offering everyone a chance to win one of 35 great prizes! Everyone waited eagerly at the drawing hoping to hear their name! Lucky winners walked away with airline tickets, hotel accommodations, meals at local restaurants, a flat screen television, a day at a spa and other prizes! It was announced that a record number of approximately 9000 tickets were sold! The proceeds from the A group of Amy Roberts students accompanied by town residents picked up trash on Green Turtle Cay beaches. A safety raft was found on Ocean Beach. Kelsi Farrington is pictured here attempting to fold it up but the raft was too big to get onto their golf cart so it had to be left on the beach. fair and raffle will be used for school supplies and in ways beneficial to the students as well as to help in the construction of a playground on the campus. During the fair the organizers took time out to present a gift of appreciation to Mr. Roddie Sawyer. He has donated materials, time, machinery and his work crew to prepare the area to be used as a playground. Without his generosity, it would take many more fund raisers and therefore more time to complete the playground. Roddie was presented with airline tickets for two to Nassau and a stay at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island! There was a fierce competition among the students to sell raffle tickets. For weeks leading up to the fair they were around town trying to outdo each other to win a prize. At the school assembly after the fair the winners were announced. In the 1st 3rd grade group first place went to A.J. McIntosh who sold 122 books. He received a portable DVD player. Makayla McIntosh sold 109 books to win $120. In the 4th 6th grade group Rebecca Roberts sold 160 books and won an I-pod Video Nano. Second place went to Cole Sawyer, who sold 119 books and won $120. Daniel Albury sold 68 books and will be awarded a prize! Island Roots FestivalThe Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee is busy finalizing the activities for the 2008 festival to be held May 2 4th. The theme is The Bahamas: the Jewel in the Crown, with focus on the British influence in The Bahamas. Expect to rub shoulders with “royal” guests as you enjoy afternoon tea with “Queen Elizabeth l” or “Queen Victoria.” Meet “Woodes Rogers,” the first Royal Governor! Enjoy fire shows and a Tournament of Arms demonstration. Visit the Family Tree Booth and see photos of your ancestors or trace your roots back to the original settlers. Cool off in the air conditioned Administrator’s Building and enjoy informative talks by one of the featured speakers. Take a guided nature walk with Ricky Johnson or watch a dinghy demonstration with Joe Albury. Enjoy stage presentations by the preschool and primary school students as well as their Maypole performances. Don’t miss the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band’s performances or the Junkanoo Rush. 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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 KATHLEENALBURY,BRI Broker/Appraiser HopeTown 366-0700 Cell:577-0333 kathleen@hgchristie.com NEILABERLE,BRI EstateAgent MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:577-0277 neil@hgchristie.com AINSLEYHARRISON SalesAssistant MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:577-0422 ainsley@hgchristie.com MARGOALBURY Rentals/EstateAgent MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:359-6576 margo@hgchristie.com ROBBIEBETHEL SalesAssistant HopeTown 366-0700 Cell:577-8533 robbie@hgchristie.com DWAYNEWALLAS AssociateAppraiser MarshHarbour 367-5454 Cell:359-6046 dwayne@hgchristie.com MarshHarbour:367-5454€HopeTown:366-0700€E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.com€www.HGChristie.com Contactusforyour FREEcopyof IslandBreeze,Issue2007 andGuideToInvestingIn RealEstateInTheBahamas. HILLTOP Newexclusivecommunitycomprising12hilltop lotsand4waterfrontlotswithstunningviewsof WhiteSound,theSeaofAbacoandtheAtlantic Ocean.Sizesrangefrom12,000to17,000sq.ft. Hillsidelotsfrom$305,000. Waterfrontlotsat$785,000. InternetRef.PS10605 EXCLUSIVE SALES € RENTALS € APPRAISALS € RESIDENTIAL € COMMERCIAL PIGEONHILLWhiteSound,ElbowCay ABACO EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450 More News of the Cays Please see Cays Page 6 Cays From Page 4 craft and food booths and visit with friends and relatives. Be on the lookout for the beautiful Dynomite Daisy! This year the committee has also organized a raffle with great prizes. Purchase a ticket and have a chance to win a Green Turtle Cay weekend at Sandy Bay with a golf cart and diving and fishing trips or a weekend at the Conch House Hotel in Key West, a 32-inch flat screen television as well as other prizes. Visit the website at www.islandrootsheritagefestival.com for a complete schedule of events and make plans to be at the festival. The Green Turtle Ferry will offer an extended schedule to and from Green Turtle Cay during the festival. Other News Congratulations to Matt and Ashley Driggers on the birth of their son. Cash Durrell Driggers decided to arrive early and surprise his family. He weighed 3 pounds 15 ounces but he and Ashley are both doing well. He is already breathing on his own and as soon as he reaches an acceptable weight, he will come home to his eager family. Cash is the second grandchild for Wade and Martha Cash and a little brother for Aiden! The months are quickly slipping by and soon there will be news of graduations and summer events.New business opensIf you are visiting or living on Green Turtle Cay and would like to tour other Abaco cays, then join Captain Thomas Sawyer on the Sea Venture . Tom Sawyer’s Sea Adventures is a new business offering day trips to Hope Town, Man-O-War, Guana Cay or Treasure Cay aboard a 31boot boat. There is a weekly schedule and beach picnics, snorkeling or charters are available on days that are not scheduled. Thomas Sawyer was born and raised in Abaco and has had over 25 years of experience at sea. For information on the We congratulate Rand and Denise Parker, who exchanged vows on February 23rd at the Miracle Church of God. After the ceremony an outdoor reception was held at the Coppedge House. After a honeymoon cruise the couple will reside in Fox Town, but Denise will commute daily to GTC to teach at Tiny Turtles Preschool!

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Mermaid Reef Villas On quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool 2B/2B furnished• Beside Mermaid Reef Week, Month, Year • call 242-367-0518 or 577-0451 More News of the Cays Cays From Page 5 schedule and rates visit the website www. tomsawyerseaadventures.com or contact Thomas at 365-4251. Good luck to Thomas on his new business venture!Alton Lowe’s new showBy Mirella Santillo On April 7th Mr. Alton Lowe, the internationally renown Green Turtle Cay artist, opened his Art Gallery to the public for a preview of his new show comprised of 36 Renown artist Alton Lowe has once again opened the studio at his home on Green Turtle Cay for the public to view his lastest paintings. Thirty-six new oil paintings are on display. oil paintings depicting his favorite subjects: the flowers, landscapes and seascapes of his beloved island. His regular patrons and visitors to Green Turtle Cay will have the privilege of being the first to enjoy the exhibition and view or buy their favorite pieces before the Grand Opening which will take place at the end of the year, most likely in December. As you step up to the entrance of the gallery, the vivid colors and perfect rendition of a multitude of flowers will assault your sight and only the Victorian English decor will remind you that you are not in a garden but in a formal drawingroom. Familiar local scenes invite you to linger on a landscape or a shoreline and a sunrise or a sunset will mesmerize you by their realistic quality. You are reaching out to take the coconut that seems to invite you to share while the young Junkanoo dancer invites you to join in the parade. Once again, Mr. Alton Lowe has put forward the best of his talent for our enjoyment. If you find yourself on Green Turtle Cay, visit the Alton Lowe Art Gallery just outside New Plymouth. Mr. Lowe is a charming host who not only will let you enjoy his paintings and the sculptures of renown artist, James Mastin, displayed in the gallery, but will also delight you with anecdotes of the small cay, should you be interested in the local history of the settlement. The gallery is opened to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Waterfront Properties • New Marina Rentals & Sales 1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors Phone 242-366-0224 • Fax 242-366-0434Advertise in The Abaconian

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder (242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax“ NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and ”stuff.” EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Canal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closing 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS WITH DOCKS! “Pineaple Point Resort” Luxury gated community Treasure Cay’s newest waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability of private boat slips. Pre-construction price starting at $529,000 net (plus closing costs). MUST SEE! Great investment opportunity and the most spectacular location in Treasure Cay 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 individual luxury units Starting at $850,000 + 14% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES On-site pool and tennis, newly completed luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 baths plus loft bedroom/ den Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with ocean front patio First floor open concept living / dining/ kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all ocean views with patio/ balcony Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing MARINER’S COVE Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated pool, office, laundry Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished, never rented, extra feathures. MUST SEE FGS $351,000 Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good rental potential $220,150 FGS Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental potential $286,500 + 7.5% closing TREASURE LANDING Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, direct beach access. Good rental investment EXC. $514,250 FGS ROYAL PALM Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool 2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view. Good rental income EXC $526,350 TREASURE HOUSE Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. MLS $565,000 + 7.5% closing Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully furnished with many extra features including garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, 12’ wide slip EXC. $468,000 FGS SAND DOLLAR Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath, fully furnished. $640,000 FGS ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished, beach front, with good rental potential. Priced to sell. $865,000 + 7.5% 2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully furnished end unit includes 2 garages for car and golf cart along with a jeep and a golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced to sell $775,432 + 7½% OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS SANDPIPER BEACH “Lacey Daze” Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath, fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic ocean views and direct beach access from every room but one via decks and patios. The main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with bath, powder room, double garage and u tility/workshop area. Included with its own entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own deck.Many features. MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing GALLEON BAY ESTATES “Gramling House” newly built, 2 storey home located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45’ dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered open boat/ car storage MUST SELL VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000 “Fish Tales” unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath home on 2 full lots, 180’ waterfront with 118’ serviced dock, deep water, great for larger boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 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 $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Dream Point” Special CBS split level home located on a corner lot near “The Point” with two choices of direct beach access. Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split level there is the main entry into a large open living/dining area, modern well equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around partially covered deck overlook ing the garden. Ground level has an extra large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. EXC. $996,300 FGS ROCK POINT “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dining/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS • Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $430,000 FGS • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $60,000 FGS ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing List price plus buyer’s closingTreasure Cay has one of the world’s best Beaches Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax: 242-367-3233 Cell: 242-458-2446 Sea Star Building (beside Maxwell’s) Marsh Harbour Perry ThomasOsbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC Broker, Appraiser, President with 19 years experiencePerry Thomas, BRI Salesman and Rentals, Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done Rent your apartment or Þ nd an apartment to rent. We can help. Triplex, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom onebath apartments on the bottom floor, property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600 Duplex and house, two 2-bedroom one-bath apartments and house with 2 bed and 1 bath. Sold together. Priced at $307,400 Great Business Opportunity for someone wanting to purchase a restaurant that is ready to go with all the necessary equipment needed to operate this lovely building, has sea views, is on 100’x120’ lot. Priced $424,000. Buyer will pay 5% gov. stamp tax and own legal fees. Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house with covered back patio, covered entryway with huge columns. House is 4,000 sq. ft. situated on 1/4 acre of property in Bahama Palm Shores. Central air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub in master bath. Appraised at $600,000 REDUCED $402,800 Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing four one-bedroom, one bathroom apartment units that are fully furnished with central air conditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped. All units are rented. RECUDED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant business. Visit our other Þ ne properties at: www.adlerrealtybahamas.com Three bedroom, two bathroom home , fully furnished, central air conditioning, on 9,000 sq. ft. Landscaped with beautiful trees and lawn. Rented. REDUCED $185,000. Can be sold separately or with above property. Duplex for sale off Forest Drive two,two bedroom / one bath apartment units, fully furnished. One unit has central A/C and washer & dryer. The other unit has window A/C unit in the bedroom. Building sits on lot 131 x 90 property, landscaped. Appraisal value this year at $242,356. This is priced to sell at $190,000 net. Purchaser pays legal fee and govt tax. Persons interested should call or come in, We will find a way to work something out for you. Nine lots for sale in new gated community in Great Cistern, Abaco. Residential only Lot #12 8,491 sf $29,803 gross Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 gross Lot #18 10,868 sf $38,146 gross Lot #14 8,800 sf $30,888 gross Lot #19 12,514 sf $43,924 gross Lot #15 8,676 sf $30,452 gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 grossFor sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11, 44, 112. These lots are priced individually. Lot #11 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 grossOne lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size 131 x 110 (14,410 sf) $32,760 gross For sale 15 acres of land at Baker’s Heights near Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 , this property will go fast. Call today. Two lots for sale located on hillside in Yellowwood Property adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and 1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net Triplex 3 1 bed/1 bath in Murphy Town Lot # 122 Central Pines Estates Lot # 78 Central Pines Estates Duplex, 2 1-bed, 1-bath apts. off Forest Drive in Dundas Town 6 lots in Marsh Harbour off Don MacKay Blvd. 4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099 each 5 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from Abaco Block and Concrete, could be commercial, 56,260 sq. ft. Sold together $253,171 Sold separately 3 lots $48,614 each, 1 at $48,730, 1 at $106,745 Duplex Murphy Town 2 story, 2 bedroom 1 bath up and down. $160,000 net UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLD UNDER CON TRACT SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT By Jennifer Hudson April is Coastal Awareness Month and many events have been planned to heighten the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and protecting our coastline. This is a national venture which includes New Providence as well as Abaco and other Family Islands. Friends of the Environment has partnered locally with the Ministry of Tourism to raise awareness on Abaco about the importance of protecting our coastline. The month of activities was kicked off with a live broadcast on Radio Abaco on March 31 when Kristin Williams, Executive Director of Friends, Bernadette Hall and Don Cornish, both with Tourism, spoke on several issues to get the message for 2008 across, “Each of us can make a difference.” The subject for discussion during this chat was that of trash that is a major problem causing much concern these days. Mr Cornish stated that he is saddened by the amount of cans strewn around on the ground when bins nearby are clearly marked. “We want a life free of litter and pollution and are seeking ways to energize the community,” he stated. Discussion ensued about the lackadaisical attitude of people these days towards trash and the question was posed regarding people who throw trash out of their vehicles. “If you throw it out, who do you expect to pick it up?” Bernadette Hall noted. These days people rely too much on committees to clean up after them when stuff should not be thrown out to begin with. In the days of our grandparents the environment was much cleaner as people were more concerned. Mr. Silbert Mills remembers even being made to sweep the rocks as a young boy and Mr. Cornish said that if people had no broom, they made one. Mrs. Williams spoke about the new recycling receptacles that are loaned out for functions. Anyone interested in having the use of these receptacles should contact Friends of the Environment at 367-3721 Following the function someone will collect the bins free of charge. Snappas Restaurant is the first to participate in a pilot program specifically for aluminum cans. Businesses can sponsor bins at $50 apiece. Batteries from cars, boats and golf carts can be taken to garages where Paul Mills of Mills Brothers Fabricating will pick them up. Scrap metal and old appliances can also be recycled. Again, just call Paul Mills at 557-0508 for pickup. Proper disposal of this trash will prevent it going to the landfill. The community is asked to be proactive, to help save the environment and preserve it for future generations. A recycling competition is in place for schools to encourage the students to gather aluminum cans that will be collected every semester by Mr. Mills, who will weigh them. A $200 prize is offered for the win-Coastal Awareness begins with radio chat Local Dog Wins Best in ShowAmerican and Bahamian Champion Sandon n’ Oakhill Bahama Breeze, better known as Breezy, a 3-year-old Bedlington Terrier, recently won Best in Show at the Bahamas Kennel Club International Dog Show held in Nassau. Dogs and their owners travel from around the Bahamas, Canada and the United States to compete at this annual show. The judge shown presenting Breezy with this award is Ms. Jacqueline Rusby, a Canadian judge who has a winter home in Treasure Cay. 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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Coast From Page 8 ning primary school and high school and excitement has already been engendered in this program amongst the students. Discussion then turned to the impact of land trash on the ocean. Sixty to 80 percent of garbage in the ocean is from land sources. Our whole country is a coastal zone and littering is not something we should do anywhere. Throwing trash on land still affects oceans as we are never far from the sea. The wind, birds, dogs and other animals can take inland debris to the coast. Trash takes a very long time to break down, some taking thousands of years to go away; a cigarette butt, for instance, can take over 100 years while fishing line can just stay forever. Dumping of debris and engines overboard causes them to wash up on beaches and also ruin areas for fish so then these area have to replenish themselves. Debris on our coasts affects all wildlife. Birds and fish can become entangled in it or can ingest it and die. Pollutants in the water can kill fish and destroy reefs. The whale that became stranded on the beach south of Bahama Palm Shores last month had trash entangled around its mouth and thus starved to death. A thought to ponder, “Humans do more damage to the environment than any other creature.” The environmentally friendly Green Bags will be launched nationally and Friends encourages everyone to buy these reusable Green Bags that you see in the grocery stores to cut down on the amount of plastic. “It is a simple solution to a very BIG problem.” Ms. Hall mentioned a very profound comment she saw recently at Disney World written by a 10 year old who said, “We only have one earth, let’s not make it once upon a time.” Mr. Cornish closed the discussion with the plea, “Partner with us. Let’s get serious about our environment and keep our economy strong.” During the month of April Coastal Awareness Month there will be islandwide clean-ups every Saturday, recycling promotions, talks to every school on the island and Earth Day on April 25 in which all students are encouraged to participate. Last year eight schools and 188 students participated ,and it is hoped to surpass that number this year. This year’s topic is Climate Change. April 18 will be celebrated as T shirt day. Special T shirts will be on sale and all schools are encouraged to participate.Coastal clean up plans were announced Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Rotary Club Speech CompeitioinBy Candace Key The annual Rotary Club Speech Contest is a popular school competitive event and was held this year on March 12 in Marsh Harbour. This year’s event was held in memory of its founder, veteran educator Mr. Hugh Cottis, who recently passed away. Each year the contest is divided into three categories; Primary Division, Junior Division and Senior Division. The topic for the Primary Division, Through the Eyes of a Child, What Makes a Good Parent. drew a record 13 competitors. Students gave their ideas about what characteristics make up a good parent. Several students patterned their speeches profiling their own parents. When the judges had added all the points, the winners were, first place from Cooper’s Town Primary, Anthronique Cooper; second place from Central Abaco Primary, Brittney McHardy and third place from Hope Town Primary, Sean Stevenson. In the Junior Division there were 10 entrants who spoke on the topic A significant number of young people are opting not to pursue higher education. How could this affect the future growth of our nation? and the winners were, first place, Tirshatha Etienne from Long Bay School, second place was Quitel Charlton from St. Francis de Sales School and third place was Felicia Romer from Sherlin Bootle High School. It was way past lunch time when the Senior Division got their turn to speak on the topic If You Had the Power to Stop the Violence in Schools, What Would You Do? Eight senior students spoke eloquently and emotionally on this very serious matter. Winners declared in this category were, first place, Amy Mackey from Forest Heights Academy, second place Natasha Bootle also from Forest Heights Academy and in third place was Oliceia Simon who was also from Forest Heights Academy. Forest Heights made a clean sweep of the placements and Amy Mackey also won the privilege of competing in the National Texaco Road Safety Speech Contest in Nassau. Trophies were presented by the judges who were Rotary Club officers and members. Mr. Brian Thompson, Mrs. Sandra Albury, Mr. Bill Albury and Mr. Barry Whiting did the honours of presenting the lower two category trophies while Mrs. Sylvia Cottis presented the beautiful, new Hugh Cottis Memorial floating trophy to the Senior category Winner. This year’s record number of entries came from Agape Christian School, Central Abaco Primary, Cooper’s Town Primary, Crossing Rocks Primary, Hope Town Primary, Treasure Cay Primary, St. Francis de Sales School, Long Bay School, Forest Heights Academy and Sherlin Bootle High School. Students are already eagerly awaiting next years competition!Cyber Learning held its Bike-a-thonBy Isobel Sherman On March 13 Cyber Learning Center held its annual Bike-a-thon. Led by Principal Sharon Greene, students, teachers and parents started from the school near the Marsh Harbour airport round-about and pedaled or walked to the Cherokee Road turn off, a distance of about 11 miles. While Grades 3-11 were riding and walking the preschool and Grades 1 and 2 were riding their bikes on a course in the back of the school. Once reaching the end point, the participants were driven back by parents. A cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs was held at the school. The Cyuber Learning Center Parent Teachers Association provided food. Funds raised will go towards the purchase of physical education equipment and additional computers. HIV/AIDS Certi Þ cation TrainingBy Samantha V. Evans A special training was held for students in the Abaco community over the weekend School News Please see School Page 11 These are the winners of the Primary Division of the Abaco 2008 Speech Contest. They are first place Anthronique Cooper from Cooper’s Town Primary, second place Brittney McHardy from Central Abaco Primary School, and third place Sean Stevenson from Hope Town Primary School. Very proud student, Trishatha Etienne of Long Bay School displays her first place trophy won in the Junior Division of the Rotary Club’s Speech Contest.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 of February 15th and 16th at the Learning Resources Center in Marsh Harbour. The purpose of the all day training sessions was to afford the students the opportunity to become trained HIV Peer Educators under the umbrella of Youth Ambassadors for Positive Living in Nassau. The facilitator for this event was Keith Kemp, Chairman of YAPL-Bahamas. Eight students from Abaco Central and S.C. Bootle High Schools attended. The session began with Mr. Kemp clearly explaining to the students what Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are and how they can be contracted. Then he went into the definition, transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, which he delivered by way of oral presentations and role playing. Later in the day the presenter explained the various types of risky behavior that teenagers are engaged in, including unprotected sexual encounters and multiple partners. Other topics covered over the two days training were Is Sex In or Out, The Importance of Values and Attitude, The Role Stigma and Discrimination Plays in the World HIV/AIDS, Positive Thinking, and Decision Making which provoked them to make good or better choices. Even though much training has been done and much information is available, still the HIV/AIDS rate continues to climb in The Bahamas. In fact, the fastest growing groups of infections are being seen among teenagers and young adults. Mr. Kemp and his team hopes that by training high school students to become HIV Peer Educators, they will take this information back into their schools and communities to educate their peers and adults about the importance of making good choices when it comes to their sexual activities. The students will take part in additional training at a later date to keep them abreast of changes in the demographics of The Bahamas in general and Abaco in particular so that the information they provide with always be current and factual. Central Abaco Primary School has another fine group of students who have excelled during the month of February by producing great work resulting in them being named student of the month. The students are Kadesha Canton grade 4, Rayjanique McKenzie grade1, Kenzia Bain Preschool, Ruedson Eldor grade 4, Kaisten Moxey grade 1, Chelsea Davis grade 1, Ginardo Longley grade1, Desmond Bootle grade 4, Trevon McKenzie grade6, Adiami Bovery grade 3, Lauren Octavien grade 5, Juline Russell grade 3, Rosmichel Denoyer grade 2, Chinica Jean grade 1, Jason Petit grade 3, Chyanne Turnquest grade 5, Rosemary Pierre grade 5, Quinisha Cooper grade 2, Carlin Simeon grade 4, Valencia Edmond grade 4, James LaFrance grade 2, Jonathan Hardy grade 5, and Domynque Miller grade 3. More School News School From Page 10 Please see School Page 26

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 MarshHarbour:367-5454€HopeTown:366-0700€E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.com€www.HGChristie.com €Lot28:1.63acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10802€Lot29:1.75acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10803€Lot25:1.73acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$3,995,000.Ref.AS10742€Lot5:1.1acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,350,000.Ref.AS10817€Lot51:1.072acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,100,000.Ref.AS10698€Lot47:4bed/4.5bathgolfcourseluxuryhome.$4,495,000.Ref.AS 10701 BEACHFRONT,OCEANFRONT& GOLFCOURSEESTATEPARCELSTheAbacoClub,WindingBay ExperienceTheIncomparableLifestyleAtTheAbacoClub*18-HoleTropicalLinksŽGolfCourse*CliffsideClubhouse,Restaurant&Bar*InfinityPool&Jacuzzi*ElimisSpa&FitnessCenter*Tennis*WaterSports*Equestrian The visit to S.C. Bootle High School was to talk to the students about the field of Social Work with hopes of getting more of them interested in entering the field, especially the males. Social work has been defined as the professional activity of promoting social change, problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance their well being.Social Workers are guided by six essential values which are service, social justice, the value and respect of people’s worth and dignity, the importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. Since social work is a profession of many faces, it is important that they are equipped with the moral ethical, and legalistic skills that will protect the standard of service they deliver to the communities they serve. Sadly, many persons still view social work as the activity of issuing food coupons, Med Cards and stripping undeserving parents of their children. But this is a gross misconception and misrepresentation of what they do. Social work is an extensive profession drawing on the theories of many Social Services From Page 1Social workers were recognized for their important work Two officers from the Freeport Office, Ms. Julita Ingraham and Mr. Andy Laing, were on Abaco to join in the celebraton with the local officers. They went to several functions. On the right is Mrs. Salomie Gibson, who is in charge of all social workers on Abaco. disciplines including psychology, biology, and education. To add, social workers work in many diverse sections of this profession including school welfare, child protection, healthcare, mental health, probation, parole and correctional services, research, policy making, and politics.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-577-0339 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Featured PropertyShop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com Long Term Rentals AvailableGilpin Point Beautiful beach front lots. Only 4 available. Starting at $195,000 Exclusive 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 Samantha V. Evans On March 28th the organizing committee for social workers recognized the pioneers of social work at a luncheon held in Freeport, Grand Bahama, under the theme “A luncheon with a difference. Abaco’s head social services officer, Mrs. Salomie Gibson, was honored as one of the pioneers in the field. Mrs. Gibson was born in Sandy Point, the eighth child of Capt. Earnest Dean and the late Eula Dean. She has one son, Jevon Gibson, a daughter, Akilah Gibson, a granddaughter, Anaya, and a grandson, Myles. Mrs. Gibson has worked in social work for the past 23 years, functioning as a Chief Welfare Officer for nine years. For the past two and a half years, she served as the Officer in Charge of the Abaco Offices. Most of her years as a social worker were spent at Health Services in New Providence in the field of Mental Health. Prior to becoming a social worker, Mrs. Gibson worked as a registered nurse at Princess Margaret Hospital, Sandilands Rehabilitation Center and during her collegiate years in New Jersey.Mrs. Gibson holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Jersey City State University, an Advanced Certificate in Social Work from the College of The Bahamas and a Diploma in General Nursing. For 20 years Mrs. Gibson served as a Women’s Crisis Center volunteer attending multiple conferences on Domestic Violence and Child Sexual Abuse. She was a committed member of the Cripple Children Professional Committee (now known as the Physically Challenged Children Committee) for many years. In her spare time Gibson enjoys playing tennis, walking, traveling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the Gym Tennis Club for many years. Currently, she is a member of the Rotary Club of Abaco. The Water and Sewerage Corporation announced that on mainland Abaco the installation of water transmission and distribution mains to serve the communities of Yellow Wood and Cherokee Sound have recently been completed and these communities are being served with desalinated water from the nearby Abaco Club via an agreement between the Club and the Corporation. The Corporation has recently opened a new office in Cooper’s Town. The Corporation will continue to work with the government of the Bahamas as it works to bring potable water to every resident of the Bahamas at the earliest opportunity. However, the company realizes that due to the archipelagic nature of the Bahamas and the inherent logistical challenges and necessary duplications of key systems, this will require substantial financial investments.Abaco’s chief social worker was honored Mrs. Salomie Gibson Water and Sewerage Corporation gives updateCheck Outwww.abaconian.comThe Abaconian’s New Web SiteMost Recent Issue • Archive Issues Maps • Business Listing • Pictures

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com Leslie Pinder Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $312,000 EXCLUSIVE Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed / 2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $320,000 EXCLUSIVE Regatta Rentals, daily, weekly, monthly. Call Kim Sawyer 367-2655 Bahama Palm Shores lot, Section II $38,000 SOLD Pelican Shores lots Call for info High Rock Beautiful home , 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $750,000 HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas www.landandsearealty.com Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty.com If We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lub-ber’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE15 Mar 2008 High Rock beautiful home , 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $750,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Prime commercial property downtown Marsh Harbour, approx 2.5 acres $2.5 million EXCLUSIVE Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive, Call for Info Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I, lot 100 x 150 Price $60,000 Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3006 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.com WWW.ABACOINET.COM -Wireless Internet Access -Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Cafe (use your own computer or ours) -Coffee Bar!Treasure Cay Tour of HomesBy Maureen Koepp The Treasure Cay home tour was very enjoyable, featuring nine homes, a garden tour and a yacht. Tickets were $20 per person to benefit the Treasure Cay Community Centre. You signed in at the centre where raffle prizes were also on display and you could purchase tickets. The thing I enjoyed the most was how each home reflected the taste of its owner. Not all of the homes were new or overly large, but they were loved and I appreciated the owners sharing them with us. Some having whimsical names such as “Sun Spot.” “Surf Shack” or “Island Tyme” made one wonder what they were like on the inside before you even arrived. There was a wonderful nautical cottage with a wonderful screened in porch off the bedroom that made you dream of being served breakfast or sitting to sip tea while watching the waves roll on the beach. Another, a modern interior that had sleek plastic furniture and accent pieces with brilliant metallic and fun sculptures on almost every wall made you wonder if the home owner was an artist at heart. The owner of one home used tropical foliage to create dramatic arrangements thought the house and had used driftwood found on the beach as the stair rail to the second floor. One of the Brigantine villas, built in 1974, kept its original charm. It felt inviting and peaceful. North Abaco News Please see North Page 17 This is the interior of one of the houses on the Teasure Cay Home Tour. The tour was organized to raise money for the Community Center and Library. This house is Surf Shack , the Saunder’s House located on Treasure Cay Road very near to the end. Each house had hostesses to show guests around and answer questions. Summertime, the Rayner home, is located on Ocean Boulevard. The Royal Poinciana Townhouse was a wonderful surprise with its spacious interior, restful colours and tasteful furnishings. It was much larger inside than it appeared from the outside. A Treasure Cay Villa very close to the street was surprisingly private with a large tree, stone patio and privacy fence so you could sit and enjoy a meal outdoors and never know the street was nearby. Traffic

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 North From Page 16 Please see North Page 18 More North Abaco News sounds were dulled by a small pond and waterfall. Another home featured handmade furniture from its original owner, reminding me of the fine woodwork of a boat builder. Other rooms in the house had the touch of its new owner with hand painted details on furniture, ceiling fans and most interesting of all the electrical breaker panel was painted as a piece of artwork. Surf Shack was done in vivid blues and greens with an unexpected swimming pool and deck on the second story level to take advantage of the ocean views. A mermaid’s room below with colourful daybed and children’s furniture let you know that kids were welcome here. A home on Ocean Boulevard took your breath away the minute you stepped in the front door. The wide view beyond the living room and terrace was the crystal blue waters of Treasure Cay. Mr. Curry was very gracious giving a personal garden tour and pointing out the many native fruit trees planted there. Some of which were Gooseberry, Sour Sop, Spanish Guava, Sugar Apple, Wild Sapodilly, Sea Grape, Spice Tree and hot Peppers. When I asked Mr. Curry what type of fertilizer, he uses he said, “I mix it myself.” You could see the pride of his work. The Treasure Cay ladies were very graciously serving refreshments on the porch by the pool. I must add that the organizers did a great job. We were given a map at the Community Centre and even offered rides in golf carts to the homes. We had our own car, but the homes were easy to find with a sign and little flag outside each one. At the front door we were greeted by a hostess who made us feel welcome and pointed out details of the home. We did not get a chance to tour the yacht but heard it was well attended with a waiting line on the dock.Plant FairBy Mirella Santillo The Plant Fair at Treasure Cay that took place on March 29th was the fourth seminar aimed at educating the public about invasive species and the means of propagating native plants. A good crowd of local residents showed up at the Community Center that morning and witnessed Mr. Michael Parotti, manager of the Abaco Club’s Rocky Farms, explain several modes of propagation besides planting seeds. These included splitting, cloning and mossing. Mr. Parotti demonstrated on a sea grape Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 • Flyers • Tickets • Brochures • Certi Þ cates• NCR Forms • Photo Scanning • Wedding/Funeral ProgramsFOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! • Business Cards • Laminations • Envelopes • Menus • Labels • ...MoreOpen 9am 5pm Mon. Fri.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday Tel: (242) 367-2979 More North Abaco News North From Page 17 Please see North Page 19 how to perform mossing, first by peeling about one inch of the bark around a good size branch, brushing the peeled area with Rootone powder or other brand of hormone powder, covering it with sphagnum moss that has been previously soaked and covering it again tightly with foil. In approximately four to six weeks the limb should have rooted and is ready to be cut under the mossed area and planted, either in the ground or in pot. He explained that it is the type of propagation most used at Rocky Farm Nursery, where thousands of trees are needed to landscape the Winding Bay resort. He also outlined the way the nursery is run. “We try to keep the nursery as organic as possible,” stated Mr. Parotti, “by building up the soil with shredded newspaper, seaweed and horse manure.” The nursery produces all the plants needed by the resort except for poinsettias that are imported. Mrs. Anita Knowles who was the coordinator for the event introduced the guest speaker, Ms. Stacey Moultrie who had come from Nassau for the occasion. A senior advisor with the Nature Conservancy and a technical officer at the Best Commission, Ms. Moultrie is a Bahamian very concerned with the preservation of the natural habitat of The Bahamas. She made an informed presentation on invasive species, explaining the way they were introduced or are still introduced in the country, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes accidentally. She exposed the means of controlling the damage they can inflict on the native environment. “Invasive species are the biggest threat to bio-diversity not only locally, but globally,” she said. When introduced in a new habitat, whether voluntarily or by accident, an invasive species does not carry with it its predators, so natural control is no longer in place. Among the trees requiring control are the Casuarina pines, Brazilian pepper, Hawaiian sea grape and the paper bark tree. Animals such as dogs and cats which have been allowed to go wild without being neutered as well as some fish (the lion fish which feeds on baby grouper) and some micro-organisms are also on the invasive species list. In the plant kingdom, Mrs. Moultrie advised replacing invasive species by native ones as often as possible. Several agencies worldwide have been formed to notify the public and take steps towards controlling invasive species. She mentioned the creation of a specific National Management Plan for The Bahamas that would oversee the control of invasive species and address each particular situation. The seminar ended with the auction of decorated flower pots as well as a Lignum Vitae and a Yellow Elder tree.Treasure Cay Hosts TournamentBy Vernique Russell The Treasure Cay Sporting Club in conjunction with HOYTES will host three days of fast and live basketball action on March 27th through 29th with activities set to begin on Thursday evening and continue through Friday and Saturday. Teams from Nassau and Abaco will compete against each other for the opportunity to be crowned king of the courts. There promises to be great game plays and action on the court. This tournament will cater to all the age groups that are a part of the Junior ABA League. For the first time the girls in the Treasure Cay Club will be able to weigh in on the playtime and gain some exposure for themselves. The anticipation level is very high as the girls are ready to show the crowd what their time in practice has taught them.The association is inviting the public to enjoy the excitement. The venue for the tournament is the Don Corbett Basketball Court and games will be held during the day and evening sessions. Ms. Stacy Moultrie from the Nature Conservancy spoke at the Treasure Cay Plant Fair on March 29. She discussed the threat that invasive species cause, especially for islands. She encouraged the residents to replant invasives with native plants.

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco North From Page 18 Please see North Page 23 More North Abaco News Revival Time Pentecostal Convention 2008By Vernique Russell Revival Time Pentecostal Church held its annual revival on February 25 through March 2 and held a special climax service in the afternoon. Both churches came together to worship God and thank Him for another year to celebrate Convention Time. Revival Time is under the leadership of Overseer Bishop Henry Wright, senior pastor at the church in CooperÂ’s Town, and Rev. Burnell Parker, senior pastor in Fox Town who assists him. Both churches have been pillars of strength in their communities and have contributed to the development and spiritual growth of the settlements. The organizers thank all who supported them and hope that you were blessed by the experience.Cedar Harbour Easter FestivalBy Vernique Russell The 7th Annual Easter Festival and Homecoming in Cedar Harbour was held during the Easter weekend of 2008, March 21 through 23rd. The organizers planned a memorable weekend but the rain dampened the organizersÂ’ plans. On Friday evening the homecoming was officially launched and those in attendance enjoyed the shows and the time of fellowship and socializing. However, on Saturday the weather completely switched. Saturday brought lots of rain and wind and forced the organizers to postpone most of the shows that planned for that day. The Bahamian musical icon, KB, was also on the island for the festival hoping to thrill the crowd with another one of his exciting and lively performances. But the rain managed to put a hold on that also. However, we learnt that KB was

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Eleuthera Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIES North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00 Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft. and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is sing le family zoning and 50 ft. above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compa cted quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwar dly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean Lot. I 10B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000 All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. 10B situated north of Ingraham’s Pond and easte rly of Palmetto Point, on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follow: on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, 11B and running there on for a distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft. wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Lot No. 9B runnin g thereon for a distance of 100 ft., the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbo urhood is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available. Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00 AI the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as “M utton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 ft. eastward by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly b y land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an a rea of approximately 44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available. Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00 All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwester ly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation a nd running thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and runnin g thereon for a distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned co mmercial development end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This l ot is vacant land and is located In the area known an “Mutton Fish Point.” Abaco Vacant Property Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40 All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the communit y. The site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original s tate. It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and compris es approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLApril 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Pg 1 For conditions of sale and other information contact Philip White @ 242-502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 242-502-3034 email harry.collie@scotiabank.com To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com Click on “Real Estate Mall” Click on doorway “Enter Online Store” Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000 All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’x 100’) sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Sub division situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved roa d known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000 All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’x 100’) sq. ft. being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Sub division situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved roa d known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean. Exuma Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIES MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00 All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated ‘F’ which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:Northwardly b y the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen’s Hig hway and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful an d has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.Eleuthera Vacant Property Club News The Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club held a Spring Fling party on April 1 at the beach at Abaco Beach Resort. These were some of the contestants of a conch blowing contest. During RMHYC’s Spring Fling party, Gayle Cottman was presented with a lifetime membership in the club for kindness and contributions to the cruising community. Presenting the certificate are John Mitchell, Past Commodore, and Margo Caldy, Vice Commodore. Rotary’s Fund Raising Golf TournamentBy Mirella Santillo Since 2002 the Rotary Club of Abaco has been holding a fund raising golf tournament and this year was no exception. The two-day event which took place at the Treasure Cay Resort started in the evening of January 25th with a cocktail party and a Chinese auction at the Coco Bar. It was followed by the tournament on January 26 with the awards party as well as a silent auction taking place in the evening. Although it was not as well attended as usual, the cocktail party turned out to be very entertaining when Mr. George Riviere, the appointed auctioneer, took charge of the Chinese Auction. For a limited amount of time, he accepted non-reversible bids on items such as a Bacardi basket donated by Bristol Cellars or a fish platter, compliments of Abaco Ceramics. Approximately 34 people met the following morning for a morning of golfing. According to one of our local golfer, Mr. Bill Thorndicraft, who won closest to the pin, “it was lots of fun.” As usual Treasure Cay’s residents, Mrs. Margaret Grey and Mrs. Beate Schnabel, participated, both very successfully since Mrs. Grey won the longest drive for ladies and Mrs. Schnabel was a member of a winning team. That team included Mr. Riviere, who almost did a hole in one, and Mr. Daren Roberts with Insurance Management. The second winning team included the Executive Vice President of Bristol Cellars, who had flown from Nassau to participate with Mr. Dwayne Whilly, also with Bristol Cellars. Mr. Jerry Fountain, Treasure Cay Golf Course Consultant was the third member of that team, which tied with the previous one. Over 60 people gathered at Spinnaker Restaurant that evening, some to receive their awards, some simply to socialize or enjoy the dinner which was part of the golfing package. Under the orchestration of MC Don Cornish, the function unrolled with cocktails, a buffet dinner which included delicious desserts and an award presentation to the lucky winners as well as the announcement of the silent auction’s recipients. The winners were presented their awards by Mrs. Joyce Riviere, District Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada, a gold sponsor, and Mr. Mike Malone, Rotary’s President Elect for 2008-09. The prizes and items for the auctions were donated by several businesses and individual residents of Abaco. The proceeds of the evening will be divided between Rotary’s two major projects: the installation of fire hydrants throughout Abaco and financial help towards the building of the Marsh Harbour library, the recipient of last year’s golf tournament proceeds.Rotary donates dictionaries to reading programBy Mirella Santillo Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the Reading Challenge Program at Central Abaco Primary School, was the recipient on March 31st of 125 Oxford Pocket School Dictionaries. Started three years ago by Mrs. Elaine Martinborough under the sponsorship of Urban Renewal, the Reading Challenge Program is aimed at instilling a passion for reading in students. Please see Clubs Page 21

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 More Club News Clubs From Page 20 According to Ms. Samantha Evans, approximately 200 girls of the primary school enrolled in the program. This yearÂ’s theme was Determination and perseverance: two keys to success. Girls from grade 3 to 6 are challenged to read as many books as they can and submit a report on each book signed by a parent or guardian. The younger girls of grades 1 and 2 had to draw a picture relating to the theme and the books they read. Ms. Evans is encouraging the teachers to promote the program. Last year the teacher of the winning student received an award. This year not only the teacher of the winning student was rewarded but also the teacher who has the most girls enrolled in the program. Ms. Evans mentioned that the dictionaries would be distributed on April 2nd during a ceremony rewarding the best readers among the girls enrolled in the reading program. The dictionaries were given to girls enrolled in the reading program. Handing the dictionaries to Ms. S. Evans were Rotary Club President, Mr. Bryan Thompson; Rotary Secretary, Mr. Gentry Morris; and Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, PastPresident of the Rotary Club of Abaco.InteractÂ’s Club Fund Raising EventBy Mirella Santillo Sixteen students belonging to the St Francis de Sales Interact Club led by their The Rotary Club of Abaco donated 125 dictionaries to the Reading Challenge recently held at Central Abaco Primary School. Ms. Samantha Evans, coordinator of the program and Ms. Elaine Martinborough, who began the program are in the center of the photgraph. The others are all Rotarians and are Jo-Ann Bradley, Gentry Morris, Bryan Thompson and Mike Malone. President, Davina Knowles, and their advisor, Mrs. Samantha Duverny, participated in a major fund raising event on April 5th to enable them to attend a Leadership Conference in Freeport on April 25th. It was organized by the Rotary Club of Abaco, Bright and early on the morning of April 5th, you might have noticed unusual activity in the parking lot of AID on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Quite a crowd of young people, armed with sponges, chamois clothes and water hoses, were assiduously washing cars while their older counterparts, members of the local Rotary Club, were selling souses, from pig-feet souse to mutton souse, sheep tongue souse, not forgetting the ever popular chicken souse, Johnny cake and pastries to a famished breakfast crowd. The event continued until 1:30 p.m. with many a contented stomach leaving the parking lot at AID with many a sparkling clean car. With the proceeds, the Interact students will take a bus to the Crown Haven ferry on April 25th on their way to Freeport, which theyÂ’ll ultimately reach by bus. Their agenda there will include a meeting with the other Interact clubs members of Please see Clubs Page 26 Proposals are invited from suitably qualified contractors for the cutting and clearing of trees around BEC power lines and the discarding of debris in the following areas: North Abaco along the S.C. Bootle Highway between: 1) Treasure Cay Primary School and AndyÂ’s Auto 2) Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock and Cornish Car Rental.South Abaco in the area of Bahama Palm Shores between the residences of: 3) Mr. Absalom Woodside and Mr. Billy Albury 4) Mr. Absalom Woodside and Mrs. Jackie Estevez Bids should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked: Tender Clearing of Trees (Abaco) on the envelope. All proposals are to be submitted on or before Friday, April 18, 2008. For further information, contact: Mr. Wenzel Jones, Manager 367-2740.Contractors should be in possession of a valid passport and business license. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. BEC MANAGEMENTINVITATION FOR PROPOSALS ABACO OPERATIONSThe Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco

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

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 N O T I C EThe General Public is asked to TAKE NOTICE that effective the 31st July, 2008 Island Delight Juice Company Limited will be ceasing operations and closing its doors after Twelve (12) years, due to a variety of economic factors including the absence of local industry exemptions and competing foreign influences. Island DelightÂ’s management would like to take the opportunity of thanking its customers and patrons for their support over the past years and apologizes for any inconvenience caused. Management North From Page 19 able to perform after ll p.m. The performance was a short but very much worth the wait. The rain determined the support that organizers received this year. The crowds werenÂ’t as large as they normally are but organizers can still boast of a very successful festival. The committee thanks all of you who braved the weather and supported them. They look forward to seeing you next year at the 2009 festival.Thank YouBy Vernique Russell The fund raising activities for the 3rd North Abaco Summer Festival and Power Boat Race have begun. On March 24th, Easter Monday, despite the rain, people flocked to the public beach in Treasure Cay to support the committee as they raised funds to host another exciting festival. Although the committee got off to a later start due to non-stop rain, a large crowd still came out in support of the event and for that the committee is very grateful. The dates for the 3rd Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Race have not yet been released. But one thing is certain. There will be one and as soon as the dates become available to us we will inform you. End Time Harvest Youth Convention 2008By Vernique Russell Under the theme For the Love of God the youth departments of End Time Harvest and Cities of Refuge Ministries celebrated its annual youth convention with services held at the End Time Harvest church in Crown Haven. This yearÂ’s convention was geared toward allowing the youth to understand the true definition of love and why God had loved us so much that He sent His best for us and to extend the invitation to them to the unconditional love that only comes from God. The Scripture text for the convention is one of the most popular scripture in the Bible and it is John 3:16. Speakers for this yearÂ’s convention included Evangelist Ed Armbrister, Min. Marvin Mills, Pastor Carlos Reed, Min. Christine Curry and Overseer Bishop Tyrone Mills. The line up of speakers challenged the hearts of the youth and the believers at large. On Saturday the convention committee hosted an all day fun day and on March 30th the convention climaxed with an afternoon service. The committee thanks all who fellowshipped with them. They also thank those churches whose youth groups joined them with drama and dance performances.New Business OpensBy Vernique Russell Another exciting business has opens near the community of Treasure Cay. Harold Marine Limited has officially opened and offers dry boat storage, sales and service to boat owners. The company office is located three blocks south of the Full Gospel Assembly building on the Sherlin Bootle Highway. Boat owners can now purchase parts and other necessities there. Their business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday. For further inquiries please contact the office at 242-365-8556. Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 l Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Well Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Trenching: Trenching for underground utility services Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles planted Excavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com Drive SafelyDonÂ’t Be an Abaco Fatality

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 You can now Þ nd your favourite newspaperThe Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper ABACO NCRForms Invoice Cashiers Tickets Receipts Purchase Orders Custom Forms and more... No Carbon RequiredNumberedPerforatedBooked2, 3, 4 part FormsLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bs By Jennifer Hudson Beware! The venomous lionfish has invaded The Bahamas and official reports have indicated that they are being identified around various islands and cays throughout The Bahamas, Abaco being one of them. The Department of Marine Resources in collaboration with the College of the Bahamas Marine and Environmental Studies Institute has launched a National Lionfish Response Project for the lionfish that has invaded the Bahamian coasts. This plan focuses on ecological research, invasive management and policy development in addition to public awareness through educational and outreach programmes. Lionfish are species of the Scorpion fish family that are native to coral reefs in the sub-tropical and tropical regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans including the Red Sea. Since August 2000 lionfish have been reported in increasing numbers along the Atlantic Coast of the United States as far south as Florida and have now moved into The Bahamas. Currently, two species of lionfish have been found in The Bahamas, the red lionfish and the devil firefish. There are several theories as to how these creatures have found their way into the Atlantic. One is as a result of aquarium releases when lionfish have out-grown aquariums. At least six lionfish were said to have been released in Biscayne Bay, Florida, after a beach-side aquarium broke during Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Another theory is that the lionfish may have been transported here in the ballast water of ships travelling from the Indo-Pacific region since ballast water is taken on for vessel stability and then released upon arrival at the ship’s destination. Another theory is that Hurricane Wilma that came from the west brought some over from Florida. Other species were seen after that storm that had not been seen here recently. Lionfish have been found in water depths from 85 to 260 feet on hard bottom, coral reefs and man-made structures such as shipwrecks, debris (tyres, boat engines), under boardwalks and sometimes hiding under ledges and in crevices. They have even been found in Blue Holes. Lionfish are easy to distinguish as they are distinctively maroon, red, brown or orange in colour with white or black stripes about the body and fins. They also have fleshy tentacles above the eyes and below the mouth. Sharp, slender spines are located on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins with venom glands at the base of each spine. An adult lionfish can grow as large as 18 inches but juveniles may be as small as 1 inch or less. ALL OF THE SPINES ON A LIONFISH ARE VENOMOUS . After the fish’s spine punctures the victim’s skin, the venom travels up a groove in the spine and into the wound which causes severe pain and swelling and may persist for days or even weeks. If stung by a lionÞ shYou could expect to experience the following symptoms: • Intense throbbing and sharp pain • Redness and swelling around the wound • Tingling sensations around the wound for days or weeks • Sweating and blistering • Headaches • Seizures, chills or cramps • Nausea or vomiting. If left untreated the venom could cause abdominal pain, paralysis and breathing and heart complications. If stung by a lionfish, professional medical attention must be sought as soon as possible. Immediate care for a lion Þ sh stingThere are some things which should be done while waiting to receive medical attention: Immediately clean the wound. Heat therapy: rapid application of hot water to the wound can bring some pain relief. The water should be as hot as the victim can bear for 30 to 90 minutes. To prevent scalding and other heat related injuries, the water should not be more than 45 C /114°F. Administration of over-the-counter painkillers: the amounts taken should be provided to health professionals upon arrival at the medical facility. For first aid on a boat, hot water can be obtained from: • Water from outboard engine • Instant hot pack in first aid kit (a good tool to invest in) • Pre-heated water in thermos. The Department of Marine Resources asks that all persons who have encountered a lionfish, contact its main office in New Lion Þ sh have invaded Abaco The Bahamas Electricity Corporation Abaco Without proper maintenance and cleaning, even the most efficient air conditioning system can become an energy waster; the easiest way to ensure your system operates efficiently and economically is by keeping the air filter clean. Clean or replace filters once a month and have your air conditioning inspected annually. Aluminum mesh filters can be washed. Fiberglass filters must be replaced. The condenser coil (The unit outside your house) should also be kept clean to ensure efficient operation. If dirt, lint, paper, grass clippings, leaves or other debris restricts the condenser coil, system efficiency will deteriorate. Use a garden hose to keep the condenser coil clean. This can promote better health, increase efficiency, and save you money. Remember Conservation begins with YOUTIP OF THE MONTH Please see Lion Þ sh Page 25

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Classi Þ ed Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large, 1500 sf. each, harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful Marsh Harbour’s tourist district, across from large resort hotel and marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Units have weekly rental income pot ential and long term executive rental income possibilities. Great invetment. $730,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252 Marsh Harbour, Duplex in Cove Estates , 3 bed/ 1.5 bath w/ pool, 1 B/ 1 B Fully furnished. $300,000 OBO Ph. 577-0171, 367-5867 Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace. Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966, home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summercampabacos.com Sweeting Village 1 lot. $60,000 Ph 577-0171 or 367-5897 night only Treasure Cay corner golf lot, approx 10,000 sq. ft. $48,000 gross. Phone 359-6455 or 3621021 or 376-2252 Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins. away from a white sandy beach. Zoned for single or multi-family. $55,000 net. 242-3621021 Treasure Cay beautiful one-bedroom ground level condo, marina view, completely redecorated and fully furnished, heated pool, tennis courts, new hurricane shutters. $195,000 705295-6141 templeman@nexicom.net PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale 1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment. Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities. $2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046 Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Harbour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only $1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Elbow Cay lot Dorros Cove , deeded dock slip at Tahiti Beach. Panoramic views. $279,900 Net. Call Steve at 770-331-8197 . Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000 sq. ft. $58,000 gross. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 or 376-2252 Turtle Rocks 2.5 acres, road to sea. South of Leisure Lee between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. 148’ of shoreline with views across the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, Whale Cay and Great Guana Cay. Electric, phone and cable at site. $435,000 net. 242-365-8862 or 845-256-8191 Waterfront property 3 acres just north of Cooper’s Town, electricity available. $175,000 Call 242-362-1021 West Palm Beach Whitehall Condos 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated community near Palm Beach Mall. Tel 242-393-2553, Fax 242-393-7225 Email: fleegle@coralwave.com Delray Beach, Florida Spacious 2/2 villa with garage in super Delray Beach location with maintenance-free yard and tropical garden. Complete with storm shutters. Enjoy this family and pet friendly community with pool & tennis. Choice buy at $179,900. Call Diane Clark (561) 394-0303 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Marsh Harbour 1 bed/ 1 bath house for rent, central A/C, fenced yard, newly built. $700/ month, first, last and security. Call 357-6561 Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 1 bath apartments, both fully furnished with central air, washer & dryer. Water included. Call Lynn Dames 242-577-6571Providence or the nearest Fisheries Inspector. The Department of Fisheries on Abaco can be reached at 367-3482.If you Þ nd a lion Þ shAnyone reporting lionfish sightings to a Fisheries Officer should state the following information: Location fish were observed Size and number of lionfish Depth of water Distance from shore Habitat typeInteresting facts about lion Þ shWhat do lionfish eat? Small and juvenile fish (silversides and Anyone stung by a lionfish should take the following steps: Remain calm. A lion fish sting can be extremely painful, but it is crucial that you remain calm. Panicking while underwater can result in hyperventilation or breath holding which can lead to serious diving-related complications. Notify your dive buddy/partner. Create a hand signal for a lion fish sting and make sure that your dive buddy/partner is familiar with the signal. Immediately notify your buddy if you are stung by a lion fish. Your dive buddy should assist you in any way necessary and accompany you back to the boat. Slowly ascend and proceed with your planned safety/decompression stop. Although a lion fish sting is painful, it is important to slowly ascend at a controlled rate. Remain at the appropriate depth and time for the entire duration of your planned safety/decompression stop. Lung overexpansion injuries or decompression sickness are generally far more difficult to treat than a lionfish sting! Administer basic first aid. Allow your dive buddy/partner or other persons on the boat to assist you with basic first aid for lionfish stings. Immediate transport to a medical facility. A responsible person should accompany the victim to a medical facility and report the following to the health care provider: the exact nature of the first aid that was administered (including type and dosages of painkillers taken); and whether or not the victim slowly ascended from depth under water and adhered to the rules pertaining to planned safety/decompression stops.Important information for divers about lion Þ sh Lion Þ sh From Page 24 juvenile lionfish) Shrimps Crabs What eats lionfish? Some shark species are known to have no ill effects from consuming venomous organisms. Cornet fish eats the devil firefish, a related species, in the Red Sea. Can lionfish be eaten? Lionfish are edible. Although the lionfish venom is dangerous, it is only present around the spines which makes the flesh safe to eat. The lionfish are sold in the Pacific panfish market The utmost care must always be taken not to step on a lionfish or touch one with any part of the body while swimming. Anyone wishing to eat the flesh must be careful not to touch the spines. Beware of Lion Þ shBy Jennifer HudsonA generous donation was made to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department by the law offices of Higgs and Johnson on April 8. Higgs and Johnson, Attorneys at Law, operates offices in Nassau and Abaco. Although the company is relative new to the community here, it has already recognized the fire department as a very worthwhile cause saving people’s property and lives and thus decided to make this donation to help the process of building the new fire station. Mrs. Cooke would like to encourage other businesses to donate as this is a definite need in the community as Abaco continues to grow. Mr. Hall thanked Higgs and Johnson for its generous donation saying that it will enable them to go ahead with putting in the plumbing which is needed and then putting up the front wall. Mr. Hall commented on the high costs of maintaining the department. The department has four working trucks and these trucks use huge amounts of gas to keep them running for pumping during a fire. The bush fires which are prevalent at this time of year put a huge strain on their finances, made even worse by the escalating prices of fuel. He put out a plea for persons to be extra careful and not burn trash “as it often gets out of hand and out of control and is the major cause of brush fires. The piles of cars and garages which have sprung up, especially along the S.C. Bootle Highway, are a major problem as they are close to the pine forests. If there is a fire, it is easy for the cars to catch afire. We cannot put firefighters’ lives in danger for derelict cars,” stated Fire Chief Hall, who added a plea for more recruits as firefighters.Marsh Harbour Fire Department receives donationThe law firm of Higgs and Johnson donated generously to the Marsh Harbour Fire Department so the fire deparment can resume construction on the fire station. On hand for the presentation, which took place in front of the partially constructed building, were Mr. Stephen Melvin, General Partner and Mr. Earl Cash, Senior Partner, second and third from the left; and Ms. Cheryl Cooke, Office Administrator on Abaco, left. Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Fire Department was Fire Chief John Hall accompanied by firefighters P.C. Boton, Sharmaine Claridge, Sgt, Paul Johnson and Jessica Cooke.

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian April 15 , 2008 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted Tropical Souvenirs Business Service Directory Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED Of Þ ce : 367-0630 Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire HomeAbaco Island PharmacyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@comyahoo www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Simcoe JewellersFine Repairs to Jewellery • Watches Antique Clocks • Barometers Music Boxes • Instruments and other fine mechanisms Derek Albury • 367-3098 Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Busy Bees DaycareDependable, Responsible, Caring Melissa Thompson Hill, Owner & Operator P.O. Box AB 20909 • Curlytail Cottage Marsh Harbour, Abaco • Ph: 242-367-5157 E-mail: curlytailcreations@yahoo.com New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m. Pastors / Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 derekbenjamin@coralwave.com www.nvministries.com Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565Bishop Anthony Campbell 242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and SendChurch If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677Listing Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m. Monday Night 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday Family Night Eastern Abaco Region ofThe Methodist ChurchSt. James MethodistHope Town Sunday Services 9:30 & 11 Mission House 366-0400Epworth ChapelCherokee Sound Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mission House 366-2249St. Andrews MethodistDundas Town Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Of Þ ce 367-3050 Manse 367-4647All are welcome to worship with ushttp://www.easternabacomethodist.com/ Central Abaco PrimaryTeachers take learning on the road . . . again!By Samantha V. Evans On March 17th students in grades two and three of Central Abaco Primary School went on a Religious Studies Trip, which their teachers believe would be beneficial for them to learn more about the different events that Jesus went through leading up to His death and resurrection. Needlessto-say, this was a wonderful learnSchool From Page 11ing experience for both students and teachers. The topics and the speakers seen were as follows: The Temptation Jesus says No! The speaker was Sis. Carmen Cornish of Change Ministries International, The Last Supper where the speaker was Sis. Brenda Archer of Latter Rain Church, The Crucifixion where the speaker was Pastor Christopher Dean of Zion Baptist Church, and The Resurrection He is Alive! where the speaker for this event was Bishop Anthony Campbell of the Church of God Dundas Town. Clubs From Page 21 Grand Bahama when they arrive. During the meeting each club president will discuss its international service, its community service, its school service and what the club has done for fund raising. The second day on Grand Bahama will consist of performing a community service on the island. On the Saturday evening there will be a party that will include a talent show and on Sunday a visit to the Dolphin Encounter. Then they will head back to Marsh Harbour via bus and ferry, a great experience for these high school students. Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe toThe AbaconianToday

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April 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classi Þ ed $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Seeking Professional Bookkeeper Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel. Deliver resume and references to Bahama Beach Club, Treasure Cay Established Marsh Harbour company is taking applications for the following positions: 1. Receptionist/ Reservations Clerk/ Point of Sale Cashier applicant must possess good organizational skills, be fully computer literate and have experience in dealing with the public. High school diploma required and a minimum of 5 BGCSE’s including English and mathematics. 2. Accountant/ Administrative Assistant applicant should have a minimum of five years experience in the areas of public accounting, internal auditing and business administration with the ability to thrive in an environment of pressing deadlines and constantly changing conditions. Applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication skills as well as computer proficiency. Interested perons should fax resumes and references to 242-367-3256 or call 242-3672266 for further information. COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 4 drawer used filing cabinets , good condition. Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442 5-ton A/C unit, must see to appreciate. $3000 ONO Ph 367-0254 Keyboard, new, excellent, plus soft case. Yamaha Mini-mo pro arranger with software. $600. 366-3509 bobzwickel@hotmail.com For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service Want to advertise your business or event in Nassau? Let us do the work for you. Call 5598206 or email anita_rolle@yahoo.com BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classi Þ ed Advertisements Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 26’ Sea Fox open fishing boat 2 150 HP Johnsons, one out of order. $14,500 Call 3757439 or 533-9739 28’ Trawler Molly, 230 HP diesel, 1300 engine hrs, Aluminum Marine Grade, Raymarine Auto-Pilote, GPS, WSM 300 and Plotter C 80 (Bahamas), much more. US $55,000 Ask Keith Albury 365-6006 29’ Wellcraft Coastal, 1999, Twin 2004 Yamaha 225 4-Stroke outboards, less than 600 hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped, live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar, GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6 kw generator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C, micowave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY PAID. Asking $70,000 ONO. Call (242) 3660040 or 359-6020 for more details. 32’ Scarab Sportfish , twin 225 Optimax, new depth finder & GPS, autopilot, stereo & VHF, custom T-top w/ Top Gun outriggers, Mint Condition. $69,900 Call Al at 367-0672 or Dane at 367-2697 VEHICLES FOR SALE Golf carts: 2 2001 Club Car electric $2700, 5 1999 Club Car gas $3500. Please call 3654655 94 Ford Explorer, fair condition. Contact 367-3328 or 475-3646 99 Wrangler Sahara Edition, 1 owner, 66,000 miles, mint condition, new tires. Call Al Key 367-0670 or 367-0672 04 Toyota Highlander 32,000 miles $20,000 OBO Call 375-7439 or 533-9739 17’ Boston Whaler, 03, 4-stroke 90 HP Mercury, low hours, excellent condition, VHF, GPS, depth finder, custom canvas. DUTY PAID $17,000 365-6153 19.5’ Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000 OBO Call 365-4402 24’ Super Boat, 2006, 225 Ficht ram injection Evinrude, 230 hrs. 5.5 knots. Excellent condition. $16,000 OBO Ph. 551-5720 25’ Mako Irish Eyes , center console, hydraulic steering, rigged for fishing with outriggers, down rod, fishfinder, VHF, has leaning post and all seat cushions, Bimini top, in beautiful condition, all wood hatches replaced with S tarboard, stainless boarding ladder, 2 anchors, life preservers, 225 Evinrude, low hours, just completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY PAID. $15,500 Call 365-8188 26’ 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2 years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers, rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs, VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast, smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruising. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282 The antique cane mill in Bobby Albury’s yard in Marsh Harbour was put to use on March 22 when Steve Bethel brought a load of cane to be pressed. A pickup truck connected to the timber on the mill’s cross arm took the place of a mule. Round and round the truck went turning the rollers which squeezed the juice out of the cane much like a wringer washer squeezing the water out of a load of wash. The cane juice was collected in a wash tub seen on the ground under the mill. It was then dumped into an open pot or boiler and put over a roaring fire see photo. Tending the fire is Steve Bethel, Bobby Albury is skimming impurities off the top of the syrup while Wayne Bethel splits more kindling to feed the fire. The boiling continued for about six hours until a cold front with rain aborted the operation. The hot syrup was quickly put into buckets and taken inside. Cane syrup and biscuits were a staple on the fishing smacks during the last two centuries. These two foods were easy to store and kept well under harsh conditions. The biscuits were often dipped in the cane syrup to make them more appealing and add a bit of moisture. Dipping the hard biscuit into the syrup gave some incentive to eat the dry cracker. Sometimes the biscuits would be crumbled into coffee to add variety to the meal. When kept dry, the biscuits would last for months, getting harder and harder as time passed. The biscuits were a staple during the American Civil War for soldiers and sailors and were often called hard tack or sheet-metal crackers.Cane syrup was made once againA drum of cane juice is being heated to evaporate it to the consistency of syrup. This has to be done carefully to keep the syrup from burning. Bobby Albury is tending the syrup, skimming off impurities. In the foreground Elmer Bethel is splitting kindling to keep the fire going. On the left is Steve Bethel feeding the fire. This is the cane grinder that mashes the cane to extract the juice. In the old days it was operated by a donkey or horse walking around and around. When syrup was made last month in Marsh Harbour, they used a pickup truck to operate the grinder. The came juice drained into the tub on the left.

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