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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 MARCH 15th, 2008


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Hope Town celebrated Heritage Day

Traditional games bring the old days to life
By Jennifer Hudson
March 7 was another exciting day at
.. ..Hope Town as residents gathered at Jarret
Park to celebrate their annual Heritage Day
commemorating the arrival of the widow
Wyannie Malone and her three children,
Ephraim, David and young Wyannie,
along with several more Loyalists in 1785.
Mrs. Suzanne Bethel welcomed everyone,

.ne from anywhere in the world."
Most of the program was presented by
direct descendants of Wyannie Malone
and included a prayer of gratitude for the
.. .*.*** .* *o men and women who helped preserve our
... ".* **heritage by Vernon Malone and the read-
*1 -i* ing by Audrey Malone of a poem she had
S* written. Tanya Duncombe, who performed
an excellent job as mistress of ceremonies
keeping people informed throughout the
event, reminded people that the event this
year was to raise funds towards paying off
the mortgage for the new museum building
which she described as a gift "to our chil-
dren and their future."
Mrs. Bonnie Hall, dressed in Loyalist
costume, raised the Bahamian flag while
S the children of Hope Town School sang
the National Anthem of The Bahamas fol-
lowed by which would have been sung at
the children's game Ring Play rang through Hope Town as the school students played this old time game. The students the time of the Loyalists.


I also entertained the crowd with songs. Heritage Day is designed to keep old traditions alive as well as being a fund raising event
for the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum.


Please see Heritage Day Page 2


BEC's Fair promoted conservation Tourism shows appreciation of visitors


The Bahamas Electricy Corporation held a fair on March 6 to apprise the public of
ways to conserve electricity and showed how their new internet website will work. The
website is not quite ready for the public but will be online within a month or two. When
the website is up, consumers will be able to access their statements online. During the
fair, BEC donated $2000 to the Fox Town Primary School. This picture shows three
students from the school along with the Principal, Mr. Austin Mills, receiving the
money from Frederik Gottlieb, Chairman of the Board of BEC, -/inlh' Mr. Kevin Bas-
den, General Manager looks on. Behind the students is Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's
Superintendent of Education.


By Jennifer Hudson
In an effort to reach out to the commu-
nity and become more customer friendly,
the Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Abaco, made history by being the first
Family Island to host a Consumer Fair.
The fair was held in front of its Marsh
Harbour office on March 6 and was a
most informative event. Every effort had
been made to help consumers understand


how their bills are calculated and ways
in which they can save electricity and cut
down their bills as well as giving tips on
safety and device protection and advice
to electrical contractors.
Three members of Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation staff were on hand to an-
swer questions regarding electricity bills,

Please see BEC Page 4


The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism held a reception for our visitors, second
homeowners and boaters on February 28 at Mangoes Restaurant. 5/.", i here is Ber-
nadette Hall serving a variety of food.
By Mirella Santillo drew a large crowd, especially boaters
This year's People to People's annual and second homeowners.
reception for visitors organized by the Two high school students, Beatrice Al-
Ministry of Tourism was held at Man-
goes Restaurant on February 28th. It Please see Tourism Page 6

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History comes alive in the Loyalist town


Heritage Day From Page 1
This year's theme was Education and
a panel consisting of Chester Thompson,
Vernon Malone, Patrick Bethel, Roy Cash,
Scott Patterson, Olivia Patterson and Can-
dace Key all gave an interesting overview
of their experiences at Hope Town School
either as students, teachers or principals.
This was followed by a light-hearted ques-
tion and answer period when they each an-
swered questions fired at them by Mrs. Hall
regarding mischief at school, punishments,
homework and school routine. A new dis-
play featuring Education is being set up in
the museum and a plea was made for anyone
having any photos which could be incorpo-
rated to please come forward with them.
Mr. Darius Williams, author of a re-
cently published book The Rail and Lo-
comotive History of the Bahamas, spoke
about his book and how various people
from Hope Town had impacted this indus-
try. After his talk he was kept busy signing
copies of his book.
Following this interesting verbal his-
tory, people were able to glimpse some of
the physical activities of Loyalist times.









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The school children performed Ring Plays
and gave a demonstration of Plaiting the
Maypole. They had practiced hard for this
and were very successful this year at also
being able to unplait the Maypole which is
the trickiest part.
Stafford Patterson, Buddy Malone and
Harold Malone demonstrated the art of
sculling which was described as "the way,
once upon a time, the young men would
get across from Lubbers on a windless eve-
ning to hold the hands of their girlfriends
for a few minutes." Buddy Malone came
out victorious in the short sculling race in
the harbour.
A variety of stalls offered a selection of
arts and crafts for sale including half boat
models, sea glass jewelry, paintings and
items made from drift wood and shells. No
celebration is complete without refresh-
ments so a light selection of lunch items
was available.
Admission to the Wyannie Malone Mu-
seum was offered free for the day to en-
courage people to go in and explore the
rich history of Hope Town and its people.
This museum is well worth a visit. In ad-
dition to the many displays and artifacts,
the extra area provided by the new addition

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has provided space for
rooms to be set out as
they would have been
in Loyalist times and so
provide an actual "feel
for the era." A video
history is available in
one of the rooms but
what is termed as "The
jewel in the museum's
crown" is the massive
and scholarly Genealo-
gy of Wyannie Malone
compiled between 1985
to 1998 by Jinny and
Mac McAlister, who
contributed so much
to the realization of
the dream of the new
building.
Each year the Heri-
tage Day celebrations
show just how proud
the Hope Town people Mr. Darius Will
are of their inheritance Mr Darius Willi
and the involvement of ing the program
the children of the Hope tory of trains in
Town School ensures salt industry an
that this legacy will be a book with his J
carried on. There was talking with Ka
an art competition for worked at the lu
the children in which they had to portray
their vision of Wyannie Malone's Landing.
There were four age categories from pre-
school to grade six and the first three plac-
ers in each category were presented with a
book relating to their heritage.
Footnote:
For anyone interested in learning more
about the historic settlement of Hope
Town, Debby Malone (a direct descen-


ams spoke about trains in The Bahamas dur-
at Heritage Day. He has researched the his-
The Bahamas in the lumbering industry, the
1 sisal production. He has ,walny published
findings and was signing copies. He is shown
y Russell of Marsh Harbour, whose father
mber camp at Wilson City
dant of Wyannie Malone's son, Ephraim)
conducts walking tours of Hope Town on
Tuesday and Thursdays for a cost of $10
per person. Groups meet at the Hope Town
Post Office at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.
Reservations are required; call 367 0646.
Participants learn how the original settlers
and their descendants lived, visit the old-
est houses, learn historical facts and hear
stories about local characters.


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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3763
SHEREE'S WAY BEACHFRONT ESTATE
165 feet on powder sand, 4 bed 6 bath,
caretaker's apartment, garage, fully furnished.
$2,500,000.


ELBOW CAY I 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.


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


ELBOW CAY I 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 I HOPE TOWN #4235 ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #1640 ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4214
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3b/2b in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view Dorros Cove. Newly renovated 4bed Sound, 3b/2b located on 1/2 acre in Marines
and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $395,000. 2bath, plus guest house and dock slip. Creek, designated dock slip. $1,250,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 $1,275,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #2638
WINDOVER SEA VIEWS Immaculately kept
3 bed 2.5 bath home, close to beaches and
dock. A/C and generator. $975,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3125
FALKS NEST COMMUNITY DOCK STEPS AWAY,
2 bed 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot with
room for another house. $599,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035

LOTS & ACREAGE
BAHAMA PALM SHORES


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4294
SWEPT AWAY OCEAN VIEWS 1900 sq.ft,
2bed/2bath. Immaculate condition. Near Sea Spray
Marina and great surf. $795,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.01 63
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3330
FINDERS KEEPERS OCEAN VIEW Adorable 2
bed 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the
beach in White Sound. $525,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.01 63


#3989-Section 2 Block I, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach. $182,000. Laurie
Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#3017, Section 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000.Bill Albury: 242.365.5046
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#2286 Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. $975,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046
#3947, Lot #143 Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters is approximately 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.


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163


Laurie Schreiner
t. 242.367.5046


t 242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer Bill Albury
t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046


ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM OCEANFRONT In Dorros Cove,
Lot #6. Excellent elevation and designated boat
slip at Tahiti beach. $750,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.01 63

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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #2681
TURNKEY BAR AND RESTAURANT or renovate into
single or multi-family dwelling. Great investment.
$350,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.01 63


NEW PRICE
ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #3928
HIGH HOPES OCEANSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage
providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000.
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ELBOW CAY I HOPE TOWN #4044
LOT 57 OCEANFRONT Beautiful ocean front
property, 18,445 sq. ft. Dock access, minutes
from historic Hope Town. $700,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035


GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031
Coco BAY LOT HARBOURFRONT I 15 ft. dredged
channel, 40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and
beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


HOPE TOWN I 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 Oean Views. $475,000. Jane
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#4236 Ocean view 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 I I, V2 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 Ocean front, great surf! $695,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#4309 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163
#3824 Pink Sand. Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan:242.366.0163

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


CONTINUED IN SECTION B, PAGE 3









BEC answered consumers' questions


BEC From Page 1
adjustments and damage claims while oth-
ers gave short talks on money saving tips
and handed out flyers and cards contain-
ing very useful and important information.
Two of the main ways people were advised
to cut down their bills were by only turn-
ing on water heaters for two hours a day
(one in the morning and one at night) in-
stead of running them all day and to use
the new energy saving light bulbs. A very
interesting demonstration was given com-
paring the use of two regular bulbs with
two energy saving bulbs. When the regular
bulbs were plugged into a socket, the me-
ter wheel whizzed around; but when those
were removed and replaced with two en-
ergy saving bulbs, it was difficult to detect
any movement at all in the wheel. Every-
one was totally amazed. When BEC staff
members were questioned by customers
about this, since it was so hard to believe,
they stated that the savings really are that
tremendous. In order to get people started
on a regime of energy saving light bulbs,
customers at the fair were each given a new
bulb with the admonition, "BEC can only
do so much, now you need to go and buy
energy saver bulbs to replace all the rest
of the bulbs in your home." It was stated
that consumers can save $30 to $40 per
month by using the new bulbs which give
out more light and use less current.
Mr. Kevin Basden, General Manager of
BEC, was on hand with a team from Nas-
sau. Mr. Basden said how pleased he was
to see the event going so well. "I felt that
BEC Abaco was a good choice to launch
the initiation of the first Family Island
Consumer Fair, and this has been the result
of a corporate approach between local help
and expertise from New Providence."


The matter of the fuel surcharge is al-
ways the most frequently asked question,
and Mr. Basden addressed this issue by
saying, "The fuel surcharge has more
than doubled over the last two years which
makes the surcharge higher now than the
basic electricity rate. Oil to date has now
reached a record high of $104 per barrel.
We cannot control the cost of oil, but we
can control our lifestyle and usage." He
mentioned that people do not realise how
much electricity is being wasted in their
homes every day and encourages people to
turn off fans and lights when they are not
in the room. "Electricity is being wasted in
the home even when no one is there since
current is going to computers, televisions,
cable and other devices all the time they
are plugged in even if not in use," he stat-
ed. "The less electricity that is used, the


less strain on the power station so there can
then be a more reliable power source."
Mr. Basden thanked the employees who
participated. "We want to open up BEC to
customers; this is something we all need to
be concerned about."
Mr. Chervonne Cambridge, Assistant
General Manager with responsibility for
Abaco, who was also visiting from New
Providence, stated, "Abaco has the fastest
growing consumer base at a rate of 7-10
percent compared to an average rate of 2
percent for all other Family Islands. We
are all stakeholders in the community and
need to be proactive in trying to improve
the quality of supply and service. The end
of year projection for fuel cost is likely to
reach $140 per barrel and BEC gets no
benefit from the surcharge."
Chairman of the Bahamas Electric-


The BEC fair featured ways that homeowners can reduce their electric bills. One was a
graphic demonstration of the amount of electricity needed for ordinary light bulbs com-
pared to electric consumption for the new energy saving bulbs. Chairman of the Board of
BEC, Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, with suit coat and tie, is looking at the demonstration of the
minimal current being used by a compact florescent bulb -/,I,i Mr. Kevin Basden, also
with a suit coat, looks on.


ity Corporation, Mr. Frederik Gottlieb,
thanked all of the BEC staff along with Mr.
Basden and his Executive Staff and gave es-
pecial praise
and thanks
to the local
BEC staff.
"This is an
ongoing
process, to
educate the
public and
answer and
alleviate their Mr. Kevin Basden
concerns and General Manager, BEC
provide them with information. People will
leave this fair with a greater appreciation
of what is involved in the production of
electricity and ways to help cut costs. In
the same way we can't blame the gas sta-
tion for how much we have to pay for gas,
we cannot blame BEC for the cost of elec-
tricity."
Mr. Gottlieb presented a cheque on be-
half of the Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion to the principal and students of Fox
Town School. "BEC has adopted Fox
Town School in our desire to show support
for the educational programme. The money
is to provide science kits and accompany-
ing work books for the students, some of
whom, it is hoped, will one day become
valuable employees of the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation. Prinicpal Austin Mills
thanked BEC on behalf of the staff and stu-
dents of Fox Town School, saying, "There
is no greater contribution than that which is
invested in our youth."
Mr. Wenzil Jones, Manager of BEC
Abaco, said how pleased he was with the
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LIGHTBOURN REALTY

SEA TO SEA. Pelican Shores


Pascoe House. 4.763 acres with approx.
600 ft of harbour front, a deep water dock
and water front on the Sea of Abaco. 2 bed,
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home featur-
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GREEN TURTLE CAY
3 bed/2.5 bath
house over-
looking oma-
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Ceramic tiles
throughout,
ceiling fans, central AC. Near beaches, town
& public docks. MLS# #6076
Priced at $645,000.00
Contact Chris Farrington


GREEN TURTLE CAY
"Coco Sands"
Newly built two
story 3 bed, 3
bath, 2,400 sq
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The Abaconian Section A Page 5









Annual reception was for our visitors


Tourism From Page 1
tidor and Marcus Sands, as well as the staff
of the local Tourism office garbed in color-
ful red Androsia shirts, welcomed visitors
who by six o'clock had already gathered in
great numbers. Mrs. Edna Kemp and Mrs.
Sharon Dorsett displayed some of the craft
items that they had created with local ma-
terials.
As 2008 has been dedicated as the In-
ternational Year of the Reef, People to
People's theme was Protecting our reefs,
an attempt to bring awareness of the fra-
gility of the reef's eco system to the visi-
tors. The program included Mrs. Kristin
Williams with Friends of the Environment
made a presentation on the Abaco reefs and
reminded people to anchor at a buoy or in a
sandy area, not to touch the reef as the oil
from the skin can interfere with the deli-
cate reef's plants and not to walk on a reef.
Abiding by these simple do's and don't's
will help Abaco's reefs remain healthy.
Throughout the evening visitors were
asked questions by various Tourism staff
relating to the presentation and the correct
answers were rewarded with canvas gift
bags filled with goodies.
A skit about fishing regulations was
performed by three ladies from Murphy


Town, drawing much laughter. Four stu-
dents from Wesley College, calling them-
selves the Dynamite Dancers, interpreted
several dances very dynamically, gathering
much applause. And to top it all the winners
of this year's Junkanoo parade, the Spring
City Rockers, rushed among the cheers of
the audience, some visitors even joining
them. In between entertainment, musicians
Clint Sawyer and Gary McDonald kept up
the ambiance with popular songs.
Yellow Air Taxi sponsored a raffle for
round trip tickets to Florida, the first one
won by a visitor, Mrs. Barbara Langford,
the second ironically went to an employee
of Twin Air, Mr. Roberto Smith.
Visitors had been informed of the func-
tion through the Cruiser's Net, Radio Ab-
aco and flyers. Many local residents joined
in the celebration which is aimed at hav-
ing Bahamians and tourists interacting in a
cultural way. The event, organized by Ms.
Doranell Swain, was very successful and
entertaining. Ms. Philippa Ferguson was
the costume coordinator for the evening.
Among the officials present, were the
Senior Administrator for Central Abaco,
Mr. Cephas Cooper, accompanied by his
wife, Mrs. Laverne Cooper, and the As-
sistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Sy-
monette.


Three ladies from Murphy Town performed a skit portraying life in the past. Two of them
are shown here. This was greatly enjoyed by the boaters, second homeowners and visitors
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Booklet will encourage community tourism


By Jennifer Hudson
A Community Tourism booklet is be-
ing finalized for release shortly by the
Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism.
Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism for
Abaco, sees this as an opportunity to begin
discussions with the community in ways
to expand the tourism plan in order to get
more out of tourism. "I would like to chal-
lenge people to think more creatively about
things that are unique to the island," he
stated. "At the moment visitors are happy,
but they say there is not much to do which
is not the case. We must develop strate-
gies to push the envelope and engage more
people and ideas in an effort to improve
our product."
This informative booklet is an easy ref-
erence guide which lays out goals, objec-
tives, suggestions and opportunities for
each community. Five thousand copies are
being printed and will be given out to com-
munity leaders, church leaders, schools,
shop owners and others interested in be-
coming a vital part of the tourism product
for Abaco.


Mr. Cornish has many great ideas
which he has laid out in this booklet, and
he will also be holding public meetings in
all major communities in March to launch
a Community Initiative. "We need to
target potential hot spots from which we
can benefit. We can certify tour guides,
hire good qualified musical entertainers
and organize cultural shows. There is a
whole lot to offer from the historical per-
spective from the Loyalist past up to our
more recent history. We have unique ar-
chitecture, we have boat building and sea-
faring communities and we have unique
foods. We need to provide greater fellow-
ship with our visitors, more experiences
for them and a visitor centre and museum
where they can learn about our island,"
he stated.
"On Abaco we have a 69 -74 percent
repeat visitor business which is the high-
est in the country but average spending per
visitor is down because our visitors are not
spending on repeat experiences," explained
Mr. Cornish. He described the tourism
product as "stagnant" and emphasized the


need to provide new challenges for our vis-
itors. "The opportunities are enormous and
can include a marketplace, an entertain-
ment show, bird watching tours, park vis-
its and walking tours which could include
places such as the castle, Captain Beecher
Archer's house, old jail and east side dock,
kayaking, horse back riding, historic settle-
ment tours and visits to blue holes, sunken
caves and coppice trails."
Mr. Cornish envisages more people be-
coming involved in the tourism business
such as becoming certified as tour guides,
involved in a native show or a marketplace.
"With an injection of funds more people
can benefit. All these ideas can create em-


ployment." His goal is to make people
think more about the business of tourism.
He will be beginning discussions regarding
what steps to take and challenging people
to get involved.
"Community consciousness is my pas-
sion," he states and stresses how important
it is for visitors to see everywhere clean,
neat and tidy. "People need to put on their
best face and not litter. People will be com-
ing into your community so you must keep
it clean and safe and show yourselves bet-
ter," he admonishes.
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March 15, 2008


The Editor Says...


Our Abaco Tourism office has begun
a program to utilize our diverse historical
relics and heritage which abound on our
island. The idea is to better utilize these
local attractions to give our visitors more
options and which we too easily overlook
as trivial and unimportant.
In early March a small group walked
over to Marsh Harbour's east side follow-
ing the original Soldier Road or path which
the road evolves into. This is the narrow
road in Marsh Harbour behind Memorial
Plaza which passes the cemetery, the old
Marsh Harbour jail and effectively stops
at Mrs. Darville's Straw Factory and the
Catholic Rectory.
Continuing past the Rectory, one enters
a fascinating hand-carved cut allowing pas-
sage to the shore without climbing the steep
hill. On leaving the cut, the path follows
a property fence, then begins to meander
to the shore. It is hoped to re-establish the
original pathway.
Several hundred feet south where the
path meets the shore is the remains of the
original stone wharf which was used into
the early 1960s. We don't have the date
when this wharf was built but it may go
back to the early 1900s.
Nassau passengers coming to Marsh
Harbour on the mail boat would be put off
on this East Side dock. The mail boat would
then proceed to Hope Town and Man-
O-War Cay with passengers and freight.
Eighteen to 24 hours later, the boat would
dock or anchor in the harbour of Marsh
Harbour to discharge freight. Those get-
ting off on the East Side dock had gotten
into Marsh Harbour a day earlier.
The original town of Maxwell was es-
tablished in the late 1700s on this little
explored eastern side of Marsh Har-
bour. Maxwell was eventually absorbed
by "Marshes" Harbour and subsequently
disappeared. There are old walls and ru-
ins along this coast that date back to this
period.
The stone wharf remains on the shore,
jutting 100 feet or so out to sea. Founda-
tion remnants of a eight or ten-foot square
shelter can be seen on the shore at the foot
of the dock.


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Editors & Publishers
P0 Box AB 20551
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas


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We can picture a family arr
weather taking shelter there wi
gage before making their way
into town. We suspect relatiN
would send someone with a wh
retrieve the baggage and gifts ft
This is one small example o
new thrust. The potential e
walking tour in many towns e
guide or perhaps a self-guidei
an informative map. A map
brief explanations of the point
while a guided tour would gi
planations and allow questions
sions.
Many of our towns offer po
est suitable for this kind of t
as the oldest house, interesting
trees, a few short stories, typic
may encounter and so on.
Just within the past few we
Patterson, an authentic Loya
dent, has begun a walking to
Town and to the lighthouse. It
around the ferry schedule to
pealing to those beyond Hope
ders.
Beyond the confines of our
more opportunities, some as d
tours while a guide might u:
venues and give a fuller and
rience. Some of our heritage
history are obscure and best vi


expanding

driving in bad knowledgeable guide.
th their bag- are several sawmill site:
over the hill 1900s that are best visit
ves in town Abaco has many we
eelbarrow to suited for kayak trips.
rom Nassau. a nature trip but with le
)f Tourism's one-hour car trip, then a
xists for a hike to the Wilson City
eitherr with a Abaco abounds with th
d tour using and many of them are e
would give North of the Treasur
ts of interest south of Blackwood, is
ve fuller ex- to the coast. A sign say
s and discus- Abaco's public beach a
the coast. The road end
ints of inter- blue hole with the coast
ourism such feet farther ahead. For
g plants and turous, an exploratory
cal birds you brush behind the blue 1
to an old boiler and fly
-eks, Debbie mill dating back 100 or
list descen- ers in Blackwood tell
)ur in Hope that used this hole to fil
is structured far from the sisal mill
make it ap- dation of a building. T
Town's bor- worth a Sunday afterno
Most of those who c
towns exist tend to think that all thl
o-it-yourself the middle part of Aba
se the same are fascinating historic
richer expe- north and south, and i
and richest tween.
viewed with a Abaco has ruins and


points of interest

For example, there known only to a few hardy souls who will
s dating to the early occasionally talk at length on these places
ted with a guide. until the conversation gets too close to
etland areas ideally the actual location. Then the conversation
For those wanting becomes rather vague and the eyes gloss
-ss water, there is a over.
half-hour seashore There are four or more well qualified
y lumbermill ruins, bird-watching guides who not only know
these historic places our birds but can combine bird watch-
easily accessible. ing with a historical trek. Several of our
re Cay airport, just bonefish guides report an area where fla-
a short woods road mingoes are occasionally seen. The Abaco
ys it leads to North marles were hone to large flocks of fla-
ibout a half mile to mingoes until World War II. The present
s beside a beautiful birds are thought to have escaped from the
another 100 or 200 Different of Abaco bonefish camp of the
* the mildly adven- mid-1990s.
walk into the thick Our Tourism staff is hoping to encour-
hole will take them age local government, town people and po-
ywheel from a sisal tential guides to utilize these natural or his-
* so years. Old tim- torical attractions to entertain and captivate
of the locomotives a share of our visitors. Motivated guides
11 their boilers. Not should be able to easily come up with sev-
relics is the foun- eral accessible local tours and find the ex-
his easy location is perience financially rewarding. Even those
on visit, taking advantage of a self-guided tour must
waterr to our visitors stop for a refreshing drink or bite to eat.
ie attractions are in We are sure that more will be heard of
ico not so. There this local initiative. Interested persons, ei-
al ruins to the far their potential guides or those looking for
many points in-be- obscure points of interest, are asked to con-
tact the Marsh Harbour Tourism office.
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Protests Junior
Junkanoo results
Dear Editor,
Would you kindly print the following
letter.
Mr. William Davis, Chairman,
Abaco Junkanoo Committee
Dear Sir,
Re: Junior Junkanoo Protest
We hereby protest the broadcast results
of the 2008 Junior Junkanoo Parade for the
All Age Division.
The judges awarded Moore's Island first
place with 4248 points and Wesley College
second place with 3705 points. Moore's Is-
land, the only other school registered in the
division, committed two serious breaches
of the rules by allowing participants who
were not students of their school and by
failing to be identified with a lead banner.
According to the rules provided to us,
Moore's Island should have been penalised
for allowing some 20 persons not students
in the school to participate in their perfor-
mance, particularly in their brass section.
We are informed that this brass section was
brought in from another island. According
to the Junior Junkanoo Rules and Regula-
tions, specifically rule 2, "Participants must
be enrolled in the participating school to be


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a part of the group." This is supported by
Rule Eight. Moore's Island should receive
a penalty of 20 points for each illegitimate
participant. This contravention would also
have implications for judging the Best Mu-
sic award for this category.
More seriously, Moore's Island also
failed to produce a lead banner. According
to Rule Six: "All groups must be identified
by a lead banner which should correspond
with names and themes listed on the regis-
tration form. The lead banner should have
some crepe paper and the lead banner can
have wheels." This infringement should
result in disqualification. In fact, under a
strict interpretation of the rules, the group
should never have been allowed to partici-
pate without a lead banner. Judges should
have been aware of the fact that the pro-
duction of a lead banner is the most expen-
sive and demanding aspect of the prepara-
tion for the parade. It is also the aspect of
preparation that demands team work.
Additionally, Wesley College wishes to
peruse the Judges score sheets, as it is dif-
ficult to see how the judges arrived at their
total if Wesley College was automatically
be awarded the best banner award and
points for the banner presented.
Your urgent cooperation will be greatly
appreciated.
Sincerely yours,
Marvin A. Russell
Junior Junkanoo Coordinator
Charles A. Carey
Principal, Wesley College
Access to community
dock is blocked
Dear Sirs:
For a number of years now the freight
barge Bullet Proof has been docked at the
Lubbers Quarters freight landing, prevent-
ing other vessels from loading or unload-
ing cargo there without permission. This
area is for the use of all the property own-
ers on Lubbers Quarters, not any one indi-
vidual, and it should be kept clear except
when loading or unloading freight. No one
person owns the freight landing, it's public
property.
Also, each slip owner on Lubbers pays


an annual fee to the Bahamas Treasury for
his space, whereas Bullet Proof pays noth-
ing. This is unfair, and something should
be done about it. Numerous complaints
have been made to the local Port Authority
with no action taken.
In essence, the barge Bullet Proof is liv-
ing free and blocking access to our land-
ing stage, all at the expense of the property
owners at Lubbers Quarters.
Something should be done about this, if
not at the local level, then by the Nassau
Port Authority.
Thank you,
A concerned resident
Protect North Abaco's
water supply
Dear Editor,
It is with great concern that I read in
the February 15 issue of The Abaconian of
possible plans to develop the area around
the Treasure Cay farm road for low in-
come housing. Housing of any sort at all in
the area is going to have a negative impact
on a precious water supply.
Unless each dwelling is equipped with
composting toilets, sewage is going to end
up in the fresh water. Sure, the treatment
plant is just that. But when the water could
be surprisingly clean to begin with, why go
ahead and mandate the pouring of sewage
into it?
The entire peninsula that the farm road
crosses covers the second largest fresh wa-
ter lens on Abaco. North of the road, west
of the airport, is the fresh water well field
for Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and
points north. This is an extremely valu-
able, highly vulnerable area. While the
Abaco Barb Horse Preserve and Conserva-
tion Area and the well field offer some pro-
tection, it would be most sensible to look
at a map, see the peninsula as an entire, in-
tegrated water storage area and realize that
this is NOT the place to put more people.
The entire peninsula needs to be protected
from any encroachment if the precious wa-
ter supply is to be fully protected.

Please see Letters Page 30


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owpoini... Development must come with control


Phenomenal economic growth, pre-
ferred hospitality location, the Carib-
bean's top destination, boater's haven,
water sports, fishing tournaments, scuba
diving, African diaspora conference and
tours: All designed to bring in the tourist
dollar.
Tourism contributes approximately 65
percent of the Bahamian earned revenue
in any year, which means that for every
dollar in my pocket sixty five cents of that
dollar is derived from hospitality some-
where in the national money flow.
For years we have been abusing this
financial boon, and destroying our natural
beauty, marine heritage, culture, architec-
ture and history. We throw our garbage
right on the road and in the wilderness ar-
eas. We have a seabed littered with soda
cans, the seas full of plastic bags and oth-
er floating debris. The only visible part
of our culture left for the visitors is junk-
anoo. Our heritage colonial architecture
has been almost totally destroyed, and our
history is being literally bulldozed over
so that we can make way for neo-modern
faux pseudo-colonial (intentional) assem-
blages on that same spot.
The economy is slipping, the tourist ar-
rivals are down, construction is down, our
social fabric has been ripped to shreds,
we have become a rude and violent peo-
ple, we can't read and write; and we are
extremely greedy.
Sounds good, doesn't it!
In addition, we are failing to under-
stand and grasp three important threats
to our very existence, pollution, environ-
mental degradation and global warming.
The Bahamas is one of the world's major
contributors, per capital, of green house
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ences, attend local Caribbean meetings
and discussions, make the appropriate
noises, and then do nothing. Perhaps, in
all honesty, we don"t know what to do.
Therefore, our plan of action becomes
"Do nothing and ignore it; eventually it
will go away."
As a country we are meant to be look-
ing at a phase shift in economic develop-
ment and projections. We are meant to
be changing our approach for the primary
production sector of our economic model.
We are meant to become more concerned
about our environment, maintain our
swamps and mangroves, keep our hills,
nourish our bio-diversity and, further-
more, encourage sustainable development
and living. Sadly, these are all just words
of which we do not even begin to under-
stand the meaning.
We are terrified of losing the slightest
bit of our lifestyle. We want to walk into
our homes at the end of the day and find
it nice and chilled from air-conditioning
maintaining it for us while we are out of
the house. We want the latest technology
in appliances and entertainment. We want
the convenience of multiple transport for
our families and the safety and symbol of
large SUV's. We want to fly away to do
our shopping in the United States.
We want everything we see, but we
don't want to pay for it all; and our infra-
structure is in a mess.
Roads and public transport are a mess.
The telephones don't work.
Our electricity network is not large
enough to cope.
Our water system leaks out more of
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our door.
There's more.
Through all of this, how are we going
to pull ourselves together.
The public and the communities look to
their leaders and politicians. These in turn
appoint another committee to investigate.
The committee looks to the public for
input. The public looks askance at their
leaders. But this must be democracy in its
finest hour for we are doing nothing more
than passing the puck.
Turning off our lights and air-condition-
ing during the day and when we don't need
them. Telling our government we don't
want polluting electrical generating sys-
tems like Bunker C-fired new BEC plants.
Stop clear cutting and levelling our
building lots and start building environ-
mentally sensible houses and buildings,
planting lots of trees for shade, spending
more time outside on the porch.
Eliminate multiple transport systems
for the family except when absolutely nec-
essary. Spend less time with the engine
idling while at a stop, whether talking or


leaving the vehicle to go shopping.
Take an active interest in our history
and our natural artefacts; travel to the out
islands in order to support their commu-
nities (because once ago they were our
own).
Conserve water; plant native trees and
shrubs to lessen our demand. grow native
and drought resistant grass on our lawns.
There is so much we as individuals can
do to conserve. We may also find out that
the biggest benefit is our wallet and our
purse. A subtle change in life style may
create a big savings for our bank accounts.
At the same time we may help conserve
our natural and native surroundings.
It has become a sad day in The Baha-
mas when we can't look to our leaders
for guidance because they are just as con-
fused and uninformed as we are.
I really don't fancy the idea of going
scuba diving over Casuarina Point in 25
years. But if all of us don't pull together,
think together and work on alternatives to
what we are doing now, it may be Marsh
Harbour as well.


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Central Abaco News


Educator is honoured
By Mirella Santillo
Retirement, birthday, anniversary:
March 1st was chosen by his family for
this triple celebration, not only to bestow
birthday and anniversary wishes to Mr.
Jack Hardy, but also to render honor to
his teaching career in The Bahamas, just
short of 40 years, from which he retired
last August.
In 1968 young Jack Hardy, annoyed with
the inclement British weather, answered an
ad recruiting teachers for the Out Islands
of The Bahamas. He was offered a position
and accepted it, not knowing that it was the
beginning of a long career that made The
Bahamas his permanent home. That first
job took him to Sandy Point where he met


his wife to be, Valerie Pinder. Ragged Is-
land was next, then Long island, back to
Abaco in Spring City, then North Andros
and Abaco again, where he taught English
at Abaco Central High School for the last
18 years.
During the March 1st celebration, Mr.
Hardy was recognized by many of the
people he knew during his life in The Ba-
hamas, the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon.
Hubert Ingraham; Mr. Cephas Cooper,
an Abaco Central High School Principal,
presently an Administrator; colleagues;
students; friends and family members who
had come from all over the island to share
in the celebration. Throughout the dinner,
photographs gathered during Mr. Hardy's
life here were projected and many guests
saw themselves on the screen looking quite


a few years younger. One could also re-
trace his life story through memorable
events fixed on the screen.
Mr. Patrick Bethel, a long time friend
of Mr. Hardy's, complimented him on his
many talents: teacher, writer, editor of
the Abaco Journal, gardener and handy-
man and reminded the audience that he
had been rated Master Teacher a few years
prior. Then came words of thanks by a for-
mer student of Mr. Hardy, Police Officer
Perkins Collie, who credited him for help-
ing him pass the "0" level examination
with an A and obtain a scholarship from
the College of The Bahamas. Mrs. Lenora
Black, District Superintendent of Educa-
tion, stated, "To teach is to touch a life
for eternity." Mr. Cephas Cooper remi-


nisced on the time while he was Principal
when Mr. Hardy taught his two children.
Mr. Cooper quoted his daughter as saying,
"Daddy, Mr. Hardy really taught me how
to write. He ended by thanking Mr. Hardy
for the support he gave when Mr. Cooper
was Principal.
The Prime Minister praised the achieve-
ment of a Bahamian, "a nationalized Ba-
hamian," who, like so many nationalized
Bahamians, has demonstrated his love of
the country. He mentioned Mr. Hardy's
teaching positions in remote islands where
many Bahamians did not want to go. The
Prime Minister praised Mr. Hardy for en-

Please see Central Page 13


Jack Hardy, left, a well known high school teacher, was honoured at a banquet on
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Central From Page 12
couraging students from Sandy Point to be-
come teachers, his sponsoring social clubs
and his involvement in sports. "Thank
you, Jack, for your many years," ended
the Prime Minister.
Mr. Hardy felt that since there were too
many people to thank, he selected three
people who had recently been so important
in his life. Faron Newbold, a former stu-
dent and the architect who design his new
home; George Martin, the builder of that
house in which he is hoping to move in
soon; and Ms. Zoe Hepburn, the loan of-
ficer who made it possible.
Photographer exhibits
at Conch Pearl Gallery
By Mirella Santillo
For the second year in a row, Conch


Anyes Adams, right, exihubned her photogral
Conch Pearl Gallery in Marsh Harbour on
22. Her work is mostly sea scenes with sailbo
shown here with Mirella Santillo.


Pearl Gallery exhibited the work of pho-
tographic artist, Mrs. Anyes Adams. The
show debuted on February 22nd with a re-
ception at the gallery.
Titled Bohemian Seascapes, the show
comprised approximately a dozen pho-
tographs of dramatic seascapes and sail-
boats, offered in various sizes and various
settings. The photographs were artistically
composed and altered with superimposi-
tions and light play.
Hors d'oeuvres, champagne and wine
were served and guests' conversations
were accompanied with a background of
classical music played by talented pianist,
Ms. Garnell Stuart.
Mrs. Adams' photographs are a regular
feature of the Conch Pearl Gallery.
Twenty Professionals
Receive Certification
By Samantha Evans
After one year of classes
and studying, 20 professionals
from across Abaco received
". their certificate as Certified
Professional Managers on
February 27th at the Tourism
Training Center. On hand to
moderate was the lecturer and
former Senior Administrator
for Central Abaco, Mr. Re-
vis Rolle. According to Mr.
Rolle, this program has ex-
posed the students to strategies
on how to work with people
hs at the better. He is very proud of all
hs at the of them because they worked
February
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mental and Community Affairs Director
Central From Page 13 for Bakers Bay, who spoke on You In-
tor, who told the graduates that he saluted corporate, which he believes will add
them and expressed his gratitude to them to their personal and professional value.
because he is aware of the major sacrifices He gave tem seven things to take with
they made to be where they are today. Ad- them as they journey towards excellence.
ditionally, he stated that this new found Firstly, they must embrace and conquer Nae a
knowledge will not only impact them the uncomfortable. Secondly, they must
greatly as professionals but the entire Ab- know their weaknesses. Many persons "
aco district. He was concerned, however, focus only on their strengths and ignore N
by the small number of males who took their weaknesses but Mr. Marshall be- bi -
the course as he believes that males should lives that acknowledging their weakness-
be targeted and attracted to these types of es will help to shine brighter with more
programs as well. confidence. Thirdly, they must set goals
He further noted that they have taken a cas goals wionll popel them in te desired The traffic congestion at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour continues to increase. Sug-
tunities for posiadvation themsent in the wlves fork place Fourthly, they must expand their box gestions have been made for moving the ferries to another location with adequate parking
bunit he told em that change can begin rather than get out of the box. There is and facilities for dropping off and picking up ferry passengers.
now once tey decide in their mind that a slogan that encourages persons to think elaboration to take place in the workplace. conduct on the job, and a pin for success-
they will become more productive on the outside the box but Marshall believes that Finally, the future belongs to the commu- fully completing the program. Assisting
job. Now that they have this certification, expanding one's box will be more reward- nicators. Businesses are looking for per- with the presentation was Mr. Cooper,
they must not stop learning but rather go ing rather than abandoning the box. Fifth- sons who can communicate effectively, are Assistant Administrator, Ms. Margaret
on and receive their Master's Degree and ly, don't overlook the rewards of educa- innovative thinkers, and have good, sound Symonette, Mr. Cornish, and Mr. Mi-
PhD's. It will require more sacrifices on dtion. Education will help them to connect character. chael Rolle, with the Department of Edu-
their part but it will be worth it. with people and help them to grow. Sixth, At the end of this presentation the cation.
The guest speaker for the graduation communicate with people well so that they graduates received their certifications,
was Dr. Livingston Marshall, Environ are not misunderstand. It inspires clarity James Madison University Code of Eth- Please see Central Page 18
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Central From Page 15

A Memorial Service was
held for Hugh Cottis
By Jennife udson
People from near and far and from all
walks of life gathered at the Marsh Har-
bour Gospel Chapel on the afternoon of
March 1st to pay homage to a great man,
Hugh John Arthur Cottis. Mr. Cottis died
at Doctor's Hospital on February 14th af-
ter a long illness. He had a distinguished
career in education and a life devoted to
the service of his fellow man.
Born in Essex, England, he came to The
Bahamas in 1960 with his wife Sylvia to
take up the position of Principal of Roses


All Age School on Long Island and in 1963
became District Inspector of Schools for all
the Southeastern Schools of The Bahamas.
Several years later he was posted to Exuma
as District Education Officer.
In 1975 Mr. Cottis arrived on Abaco to
take up the post of District Education Of-
ficer for Abaco and made Abaco his home
with his wife and young son for the rest of
his life. While here Hugh not only made a
tremendous impact on his students and in
the field of education but in countless other
ways which were attested to by the tributes
paid to him during his memorial service.
The tributes were many as Mr. Cottis had
touched so many lives in so many ways and
not once was there any repetition, his con-
tributions were so wide and varied.
Mrs. Kathy Whiting spoke about his


work for the Cancer Society of Abaco
which he had served for 12 years as its
President up until the time of his death.
John Hudson spoke on behalf of the Pres-
byterian Kirk of the Pines which Mr. Cot-
tis served as an Elder. Jack Hardy remi-
nisced on the time they had spent together
in the service of education. Vernon Malone
brought condolences from the St. James
Methodist Church in Hope Town with
which Mr. Cottis had held close ties and
Patrick Bethel read a poem of comfort to
Hugh's wife, Sylvia.
Bryan Thompson thanked Mr. Cottis on
behalf of the Rotary Club of Abaco which
he had served unstintingly both as a mem-
ber and as its President and for which he
was awarded Rotary's highest honour, a
Paul Harris Fellowship. Mr. Edison Key,


Member of Parliament for South Abaco,
spoke not only of Hugh's commitment
to his community but praised the tireless
dedication of his wife Sylvia, who had re-
mained at Hugh's bedside in the hospital
throughout the many months of his illness.
A special message was spoken by the
Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister
of The Bahamas, who had worked closely
with Mr. Cottis during his time as District
Education Officer and also later through
his association with Hugh's son, Greg, a
lawyer who worked for some time in Mr.
Ingraham's law office.
Hugh was always very proud of his son,
Greg, and he would have been pleased

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The Abaco Tourist office is encouraging communities to develop interesting activities
for visitors. One suggestion for Marsh Harbour is to have a walking tour that would
include a walk through a cut in a hill that allowed old timers to access a dock on Marsh
Harbour's east side. This allowed passengers to disembark before the mailboat went on
to Hope Town and Man-O-War. The next day the mailboat would anchor in the harbour
of Marsh Harbour. The path allowed passengers to be in Marsh Harbour one day early.


The cut is at the end of Soldier Road in Marsh Harbour. It was appliii, ly cut at the end
of tehe 1800s or early 1900s. But it was convenient for walking or for a wheelbarrow.
Tourism will be cleaning it up and making access to it more comfortable.


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Central From Page 18
with the wonderful tribute he was paid in
A Life Remembered in which Greg touch-
ingly conveyed what a great father Hugh
had been while also showing what a great
community spirit he had shown. Through-
out his tribute Greg conveyed the wonder-
ful sense of humour his father had always
shown.
This was a great service of thanksgiv-
ing for Hugh's life. It was officiated by
Rev. Charles Greenwood, Pastor Da-
vid Cartwright, Mr. Vernon Malone and
Rev. Charles Sweeting, who presented the
Meditation. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, officer
in charge of education on Grand Bahama,


read a passage from Revelation.
Many allusions were made throughout
the service to Hugh's great love of the sea
and the part it had played in his life and his
involvement in the sport of sailing.
Hugh Cottis loved music and the ser-
vice included the singing of some of his
favourite hymns by a combined choir of
members from the Kirk of the Pines Pres-
byterian Church and the Marsh Harbour
Gospel Chapel, soloist and violinist. There
was a great outpouring of love at this ser-
vice for a man whose contribution to Baha-
mian society is so vast that one could never
count all the lives that he has touched in
some way.


Abaco Resident
Convicted of Murder
By Jennifer Hudson


Ian Knowles, a resident of Murphy

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This is an aerial view of Dundas Town. The older areas of towns built along Front Street
and Forest Drive are shown in the lower left. The Central Pines Subdivision is what is
dominant on the right side. It is very well filled in and almost looks like a subdivision in
the States. In the center of the photo is the new area that will soon be opened for hom-
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March 15, 2008


Obituaries of Family and Friends


One of Hope Town's bright lights was
extinguished when Steve Best died sud-
denly of a stroke on January 31 in West
Palm Beach Florida.
Steve was an active member of the Hope
Town community, sharing his love of
painting and writing with all. He is known
for his series
of illustrated
books about
life on the
islands and
his beloved
Jack Rus-
sell Terriers,
Sparkle and
Soleil, as Steve Best
well as for
his poetry. Some of this was published in
a book he wrote with Adelaide Cummings;
Steve also illustrated the book. He wrote
poems and songs to commemorate special
events, birthdays of friends and to express
political and local views.
Steve will be remembered for his beau-
tiful paintings on canvas, benches and
clothing and for his friendly ways. He was
a true renaissance man an avid golfer,
sailor, traveler and a sports fanatic. Steve
was a long-time member of the Hope Town
Sailing Club and often served on the nomi-
nating committee.
Steve would have been 75 "going on
21" last month.
While we in Hope Town will remember
Steve as, most often, barefoot and in casual
clothing, usually covered in paint; before
moving to the Bahamas Steve was a long-
time resident of Fairfax, Virginia, where
he was an attorney.
Steve leaves behind great memories; a
loving woman, Annie Horsley; children:


Lisa, Stephen, Sabra, Suzanne and Shan-
non; as well as "Shanty," a Jack Russell
Terrier, the latest addition to the family.
A service of thanksgiving for Steve's
life will be held at 2 p.m. on March 22 at
St. James Methodist Church to be followed
by a reception at the Hope Town Coffee
Shop. All are welcome.
The funeral service for Michael Eze-
kiel Baillou, 41, affectionately called "Big
Mike," of Blackwood was held on March 1
at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in
Treasure Cay. Father Dwight Rolle assist-
ed by Canon Ivor Ottery and Father Earl
Hepburn officiated and interment followed
in the Public Cemetery in Blackwood.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Bail-
lou; parents Euclid and Marjorie Baillou;
children Michael (Jr.), Mikelle, Miguel
and Makaeo; brothers James, Arthur and
Eugene Baillou; sisters Anna and Mona
Lisa Baillou, Norma Jane Smith, Tyronia
Stuart and Margo Kelly; nieces Samantha,
Candi and Semajra Baillou, T'Neil Mc-
Intosh, Tyronisha, Talycha and Taliyah
Stuart and Vanisha Smith; nephews Se-
ranno, Samantino and Nathario Baillou,
Stanley McIntosh, Justin Moss, Israel and
Kaylano Kelly; aunts Evalina Baillou, Eva
Baillou-Hanna, Kessie Moncur, Susie Mae
Longley, Mary Whylly and Jessie Mae
Reckley; mother-in-law Vivian Cornish;
aunts-in-law Inez Baillou and Jacqueline
Reckley; uncle-in-law Andrew Longley;
brothers-in-law Derham Smith, Oganger
Stuart, Rudy, Lenward, Sydney, Eddison,
Wesley and Clyde Cornish, Latario Kelly
and Nigel Bootle; sisters-in-law Gwendo-
lyn and Belinda Baillou, Evamae Reckley,
Jennalee Bootie, Florina Cornish and Miz-
pah McIntosh; cousins Andrea, Floyd, Pa-
tricia, Maxine, Shezelle, Fenrick and An-


drew Longley, Jacqui Gibson, Solomonia
and Raynard Rigby, Roberto and Delcina
Reckley, Ladrana Reckley, Ramona Mon-
cur, Rose, Allenia, Wendell, Bunny and
Edvardo Beneby, Albert and Jan Mortim-
er, Trisha and Betty, Cynthia Mackey, Jes-
sie Burrows, Barbara Thompson, John and
Ivy Mackey, Steve and Melanie, Stanley
and Coralee Pedican, Sharmeen and Har-
old Pierre, Sandra Cooper, Ricardo Bail-
lou, Althea Munroe, Veronica, Verneka,
Valinda, Verona, Vincent, Virgil, Victor,
Lerlene, Jenanine, and Junior Baillou; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Clyde Leslie
King, Jr., 43, of Dundas Town was held
at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dun-
das Town on March 1. Officiating was Pas-
tor Silbert Mills assisted by Elder Wenzel
McBride. Interment followed at the public
cemetery in Dundas Town.
He is survived by his parents Alice
Morley Deveaux and Leslie King; step-
mother Juanita King; brothers Rev. Ken-
neth Knowles, Min. Freddy Archer,
Richard Morley, Absalom Albert, Rev.
Christopher Dean, Joseph, Gordon and
Garnet Dean, Deacon Anthony King and
Harrison King; sisters Eleanor Hield,
Charmaine Wells and Branhilda Pascal;
brothers-in-law Rodney Wells and Kesner
Pascal; sisters-in-law Nathalie Knowles,
Shane Archer, Jackie Morley, Chris-
tine Dean, Sandra Dean, Claudine King
and Winnifred King; nieces Nancy Sey-
mour, Raquel Knowles, Chervain Stuart,
Lachrisser Scriven, Christy Wells, Trudy
Dean, Abria Miller, Joevaughnia Dean,
Aisha Walker, Sharon Knowles, Prescola
Knowles, Latonya, Janell, Mulice and
Breanna King, Sophia and Shenique Dean;


nephews Kareem Knowles, Richard Mor-
ley Jr., Corderro, Gordon Jr., and Jerome
Dean, Shepon Hall, Javon Walker, Lavis-
co Ramon, Casanova and Shakyno King
and Rodney Wells Jr.; step-brothers Sel-
vin, Marvin and Lynden Dean; step-sisters
-in -law Bernadette, Dianne and Shanishka
Dean; step-mother Enamae Dean; uncles
Rev. Copeland Morley and Wilfred Edge-
combe; aunts Crescola Edgecombe and
Louise Morley; and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service for Harriet Ger-
raine "Chi-Chi" Williams, 46, of Mur-
phy Town was held at the Church of God
Cathedral in Dundas Town on March 1.
Officiating was Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis,
assisted by Rev. Nathaniel Hield and Rev.
Alonza Dawkins. Interment followed in
the Murphy Town Public Cemetery.
She is survived by her mother Dolly
Davis; sons Elvis and Tavaris Edgecombe,
Stephen Woodside; daughters Shakera
Forbes and Sarantha Sweeting; grandchil-
dren Lazario Cornish and Kaitlyn Wood-
side; sisters Karen Antonio, Petral and
Margaret Williams, Mary McKenzie and
Justina Reckley; brothers Vernal Reckley,
Anderson Wilmore and David Williams;
nieces Carla, Sonia, Patrona, Samantha,
Lanette, Sanovia, Dolly, Latanya, Sher-
ry, Claudette, Shantell, Latoya, Lateisha,
Melonie, Michelle, Carla, Antoinette,
Alvina, Ashley, Gerraine, Crystal, Mary
and Latara; nephews Nathaniel, Jackson,
Christopher, Pedro, Pablo, Nigel, Theo-
dore, Prince, Trinity, Rolando, Vernal Jr.,
Dennis, Garvin, Anderson Jr., Antonio,

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Ashton and Frisco; sister-in-law Marie
Reckley; brothers-in-laws Wilton Antonio,
Leslie McKenzie, and Elgie Reckley; aunts
Louise Swain, Catherine Davis, Petral
Williams; uncles Roland Swain and Henry
Davis; nieces-in-law Shaka and Tamika;
nephews-in-law Dario, Kevin, Bernard,
Isiah and Paul; grandnieces and grand-
nephews; godchildren and many relatives
and friends.
Suzanne Russell, formerly of Hope
Town died at her son's home in Margate,
Florida, on February 28. A memorial ser-
vice was held in Florida.
Suzanne, predeceased by her parents
Wesley Russell and Marie Russell, is sur-
vived by her husband James Russell, sons
Capt. Philip Russell and Shaun Wolfe,
daughters Cindy Gittelmacher and Heath-
er Campbell, son-in-law Devin Gittelm-
acher, sister Helen Jordan, brother Capt.
Mike Russell, brother-in-law Dean Jor-
dan, sister-in-law Harriet Russell, uncles
and aunts Capt. and Mrs. Hartley Elden,
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Elden, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Elden, Heidi Kemp, nephews Dax
Russell, John-Michael Russell, Adam Rus-
sell, Matthew Russell and David Russell,
former husband Jimmy Russell and numer-
ous relatives and friends.
Ira Millard Russell was born in Marsh
Harbour on August 28th, 1946, to Millard
and Oriette Russell. He was the first boy
and third child of 14 children. Being the
eldest boy, Ira quickly learned the ways
of the sea from his father and developed a
passion for the beautiful waters of the Ba-
hamas at an early age. He spent most of his
life navigating the seas as a fisherman. Ira


was a loving
husband, fa-
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father, broth-
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friend. He
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sense of
humor and
loyalty to his
family and Ira Millard Russell
friends. Ira was diagnosed with cancer in
December 2006 and was a true warrior in
a long, hard and painful battle until he sur-
rendered to make his peaceful journey to
heaven on March 4, 2008.
He leaves behind many family and
friends who will miss him dearly: his wife
Cheryl; daughter Starla; son-in-law James;
granddaughters Kaitlynn and Kalyssa Ken-
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Charlie, Troy and Brent; sisters Issie,
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News of the Cays++


Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
We have had a winter that offered
weather to please everyone! There have
been weeks that started off with summer
temperatures and ended with a winter
chill. Even the animals are confused. The
seagulls are already laughing in the day
and frogs are croaking at night. Easter is
early this year and hopefully the weather
will be warm enough for the Easter Mon-
day picnics!
Island Roots Heritage news
The Island Roots Heritage Festival Com-
mittee held its fifth annual Wine Tasting
at the Green Turtle Club on January 19th.
Bristol Wines and Spirits sponsored the
event and live entertainment was provided
by Abaco's own Geno D and the Impact
Band. The event was attended by persons
from all over the island of Abaco. Special
guests for the evening were Prime Minister
of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert In-
graham and the Min. of Health, Dr. Hubert
Minnis. For Mr. Ingraham and Dr. Minnis
this was an evening to relax and mingle
with the crowd as there were no expected
speeches or official duties. Knowing the
hectic schedule that the Prime Minister
must keep, it was really nice to see him just
sitting and relaxing for a while. It was a
very successful evening and the committee
is grateful to the Abaco community and the
Prime Minister for the continued support
of their efforts.
The proceeds from all of the fund rais-
ing events will be used for the 2008 Island
Roots Heritage Festival on May 2nd, 3rd


and 4th. This year's theme will focus on
the British influence on Bahamian society
and the 55th anniversary of the corona-
tion of Queen Elizabeth II. The committee
would be grateful for copies of any photos
that show coronation or May Day celebra-
tions held in the Bahamas. Please contact a
committee member if you have photos that
you are willing to share. The website is
www.islandrootsheritagefestival.com
Local Government
The Local Government District Council
held a town meeting in January to inform
the community of an additional $50,000 to
be used in the community and to ask for
suggestions on how the money could be
used to improve the community. Some sug-
gestions were a park for the children, more
public bathrooms, more parking areas in
town, dredging settlement creek, channel
markers, speed bumps, widening the road
coming off the hill into town, installing a
guard rail on the school steps and enlarging
the administrator's building for a commu-
nity center. The lack of government land
in town makes it difficult to build a park,
parking lot or public bathrooms. Most peo-
ple agreed that the widening of the road
and the rail at the school steps should be a
priority to avoid a serious accident.
Representatives of the private subdivi-
sion known as Bethell or Green Turtle Es-
tates informed those at the meeting that the
roads in the subdivision were being paved
using materials, equipment and a crew
from Leeward Yacht Club. Persons had
questioned the involvement of LYC, but it
was explained that it was an opportunity to


obtain expert advice, materials and equip-
ment already being used in the construction
of LYC. It would reduce the final cost to
the Homeowners Association.
Tourism Meeting
The Abaco Tourist Office held a Com-
munity Tourism Meeting on March 4th.
Mr. Don Cornish and Ms. Bernadette Hall
explained the concept of community tour-
ism and what we can do to improve the vis-
itor experience. Mr. Ricky Johnson spoke
on eco-tourism and the impact of eco-tours
and bird watching. We often walk around
and not notice the beauty of nature around
us. There was a discussion on recycling.
Presently only cans and bottles are accept-
ed for recycling on Abaco. Representatives
from the Abaco Tourist Office will con-
tinue to hold meetings throughout Abaco in
an effort to spread the message that tour-
ism is everybody's business.
Cancer Walk
The First Annual Green Turtle Cay
Cancer Walk was held on March 8th. A


large group of people, young and olderr,
some on foot, kids on bikes, scooters and
skateboards were there to Walk for the
Cure! Some of the proceeds were donated
to the Abaco Cancer Society while some
people chose to donate directly to Mrs.
Molly McIntosh, who is currently receiv-
ing treatment. Ms. Lynn Johnson is very
active in this effort and was instrumental
in organizing the event. She personally un-
derstands the importance of early detection
and encourages everyone to keep current
on their mammograms and tests! A very
worthwhile cause and the exercise will
benefit all participants!
People in the news
Our community said goodbye to Sgt.
Derek Ferguson last month. Officer Fergu-
son made his presence known in the com-
munity and had a good relationship with
the young people. He often pointed out
that many of the complaints he received

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Molly McIntosh, who is undergoing treatments. The turn-out was good as the group was
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were problems, but not crimes. He tried
to solve some of the problems before they
led to crimes. During January he did traf-
fic checks to make sure that licensing and
inspections were up to date and the ve-
hicles were street worthy. Routine checks
are carried out near the school to ensure
that the speed limit is obeyed in the school
zone. Sgt. Ferguson asked that parents be
sure to license their children's bikes.
Wedding Bells rang for two couples!
Congratulations to Sabrina and Joshua
Lowe who were married on January 12th
at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel in a
lovely ceremony where the groom sang to
his lovely bride. A reception followed at
the Green Turtle Club. Joshua is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lowe and Sabrina is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cam-
pollo. After a honeymoon in Colorado the
couple is residing on Green Turtle Cay.
Congratulations to Rand and Denise
Parker who exchanged vows on Febru-






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Mr. and Mrs. Rand Parker


Schrack will probably include the annual
6th grade field trip to Nassau and all her
efforts in helping raise the funds for the
trip.
It definitely seems that spring is spring-
ing, especially with daylight saving time
already in effect. Happy Easter and Happy
Spring to all!
Raising funds for The Rage
The Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate in
Hope Town is planning a Party in the Park on
March 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fund
raising event will be held at Jarrett Park.


Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lowe
ary 23rd at the Miracle Church of God.
After the ceremony an outdoor reception
was held at the Coppedge House. Denise is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Livingstone
Bodie and Rand is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Parker. After a honeymoon cruise
the couple will reside in Fox Town, but we
will still see Denise everyday at Tiny
Turtles Preschool!
Congratulations to Cheri Smith
and Kevin Sawyer who welcomed a
daughter, Tori Lee, on March 7th.
Both mother and baby are doing fine
and are eager to come home.
Congratulations to Mrs. Maria
Schrack, who was Amy Roberts
Primary's nominee for Teacher of
f the Year. Mrs. Schrack is the 6th
grade teacher and joined the staff at
Amy Roberts Primary in 2002. The
students' fondest memories of Mrs.


The event will feature Abaco Rage Jerk-
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specialty drinks: Gin and Coconut water
and Rum and Beer Other drinks will be
available.
The party will feature hermit crab rac-
ing and games of chance. Available will
be Abaco Rage t-shirts, hats and local art-
work.
This event is to raise money for the boat
to compete in George Town, in April,
Long Island in June and Harbour Island in
October. The boat also needs new sails.


Music therapist, Dr. Robert Krout, had the Hope Town students singing and swaying
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By Jennifer Hudson
During presentations at the Abaco Sci-
ence Alliance Conference in January, the
first two research scientists spoke on their
work with whales and dolphins. The third
speaker was Dr. Craig Layman whose area
of research also is the marine environ-
ment. Dr. Layman is well known to many
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Yale University.
He began his presentation by stating
his concern over the collapse in fisheries'
stocks which he has seen over the last cou-
ple of decades and which has occurred as
a result of over exploitation, habitat altera-
tions or destruction. Potential solutions he
suggested are
Protected areas to prevent over fishing
and destruction.
Restriction on fishing in protected areas.
Restoration of habitats to accelerate
the recovery of the health and integrity of
the ecosystem.
Dr. Layman cited as examples of ham-
pering with the natural environment Stink
Pond which is the result of the flow of wa-
ter to the west side being blocked, Little
Abaco Causeway, commonly called the
bridge, where the water previously flowed
from one side to the other, and Cross Har-
bour Creek where the flow of water was
blocked many years ago with a causeway
for a railroad.


"These areas are very important as
nursery habitats for the Nassau grouper,"
stated Dr. Layman. The adults spawn on
reefs and the juveniles begin their life cycle
in the creeks. If we lose the mangroves, we
lose the Nassau grouper. Some fish spend
all their life in the creek systems and these
are important for the bonefishing indus-
try."
Dr. Layman spoke of the Cross Harbour
Creek project in the southwest of the island
of Abaco describing how the creek was
blocked so the wetland was blocked from
the marine environment and the mangroves
blocked off the tidal channel. In April of
2006 culverts were installed. In a period
of 10 days over 300 students helped with
selective mangrove removal. Dr. Lehm-
an showed before and after photos of an
amazing transformation at Cross Harbour.
Studies are ongoing monitoring changes in
the area.
"The restoration of the creek is impor-
tant in two ways," stated Dr. Layman.
Fish which were previously trapped
can move out back to the ocean to spawn.
An open creek has been created for the
fish to move up.
"The fish are being monitored by acous-
tic telemetry, a process in which the fish
are tagged in the stomach with a very tiny
tag. A small radio transmitter inserted into
the stomach cavity of the fish enables re-
ceivers to track the movements of the fish.
Of the 79 fish tagged, 20 have moved out
to the ocean which had never been to the
ocean before. This is one of the first stud-
ies ever in the world to demonstrate the
direct connectivity between mangroves and
ocean through fish movements," informed


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Dr. Layman.
He cited other changes as
*.The increased productivity of fish.
This increase has led to more than 100
pounds of fish a year which means 1,000
snapper dollars a year.
More species upstream such as parrot
fish, wrasse and moray eels.
Dr. Layman concluded his presentation
by listing other research projects:
Additional restoration projects.


Generating baseline data to be used to
demonstrate the importance of including
tidal creeks in national parks.
Understanding creek food webs what
eats what and why.
Setting up a long term research pro-
gramme on the island.
Setting up school programmes with
one of Dr. Layman's students.


Dr. Craig Layman is shown with a group of students who did some of the work to open up
Cross Harbour creek. A dramatic change took place after the water flow was restored. A
causewway had been built to accommodate a railroad track to carry lumber to the shore
during the 1940s..


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Marsh Harbour Contact
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Nassau Contact
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Leader of the Year 2007


7iYaco


Five Star Awards


Mark AltKen oJreens


Employee Winners of the Year 2007


Joseph Johnson Culinary


Robert Sands Loss Prevention


Robert Russell Activity


January 2008
Livingston Ward
Winsome Green
Lakeysha Riley
Racque Pinder
Deon Pugh
Julie Farquharson
Antonio
Amilio Fox
Shuvalo Roberts
Marilyn Davis
Joy Davis
Janette Melvise Dean
Melissa Newbold
Maryetta Decius
Gary Alexis
Gerald Lightbourn
Gregory Munroe
Sherburt Simms
Tigedeon Gedeon


February 2008
Gladstone McEwan
Gary Knowles
Steven Cooper
Sherman Forbes
Edmund Curry
Melanie Symonette
Veryna Mills
Iris Smith
Solange Alisma
Emmanuel Alisma
Shonell Pritchard
Seaga Fox
Eugene Ferguson


March 2008
William Malone, Sr.
Hank Davis
Anthony Previlien
Joseph Johnson
Melissa Moss
Cherene Petit
Edward Miller
Charlieann Marshall
Alin Thervil
Carlos Nunez
Mono Fenelon
Mark Aitken


Five Star Award Winners
4th Quarter December 31, 2007
Sonia Pierre Culinary Dept.
Winsome Green Housekeeping Dept.
Dennis Hall Ground Dept.
Patrick Albury Greens Department
Roberts Sands Loss Prevention
Leader for 4th Quarter
December 31 2007
Margo Dean Acting Director of Member Services
New Employees for January 2008
A warm and sincere greeting to our Ladies and Gentlemen
Timoth Riley Donna Albury Shamir Armbrister
Carlton Lebrun Neil Smith Lacreasha Miller
Chaqua Ferguson Antonia Huyler


New Managers
Adgadell Adderley (Front Office Manager)
Jexell Tinker (Guest Service Ambassador Manager)


Employment Opportunities


Executive Chef
Responsible for all aspects of managing the kitchen and
kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality preparation of
all menu items and proper handling/ storage of all food
items in accordance with standards. Coordinates the
purchase of all food and develops menus, maintaining
approved food costs and labor costs.
Equestrian Manager
Is to manage and oversee the department, be respon-
sive to all guest requests. Also be directly involved in
budgeting, caring for six horses, stable, forecasting,
payroll schedule as well as product inventory and or-
dering. This position executes and coordinates all guest
requests for services courteously and efficiently.
Asst Golf Superintendent
Assists in supervision and coordination of the day-
to-day activities of associates engaged in preserving
grounds and golf course turf in playing condition. Po-
sition assists in ensuring guest and associate satisfaction
is achieved while maintaining the operating budget.
Escrow Coordinator
Responsible for escrow/factional accounting in Mar-
keting & Sales. Responsibilities include escrow post-
ing, accrual accounting and balance sheet accounting
for Marketing & Sales. Must maintain files of escrow
postings, invoices, and journal entries.
Human Resources/Learning Coordinator
Responsible for maintaining and updating all adminis-
trative aspects of training and quality, presenting core
training and quality classes, and assisting in the imple-
mentation and monitoring of all training and quality
functions in accordance with company philosophy and


hotel standards. Duties include typing memos, updat-
ing HR database, maintaining employee files, answer-
ing telephones, fielding questions from internal guests
and filing. Maintaining paperwork and processes for
selection process.
Golf Cart Mechanic
Assists in the maintenance and repairs of golf carts,
small internal combustion engines and equipment to
insure that interruptions of Golf Course maintenance
schedules are kept to a minimum. Assists in training
and evaluates staff on equipment operations, preventa-
tive maintenance procedures, and new equipment ori-
entations.
GSA (Bellman Service/Transport)
Transport guest luggage to/from guest rooms. Escort
guests to rooms and inform guests of all hotel services
and features. Responsible for attending to immediate
needs of each guest upon arrival and follow through
attention throughout stay. Thorough knowledge of all
hotel services and amenities.
Diver Trainer/First Mate
Housemen (2)
Clean and maintain all corridors, vending areas, el-
evators and landings and service areas on guest room
floors, ensuring hotel's standards of cleanliness. Pro-
vide linen supplies for Room Attendants and stock floor
closets. Deliver and retrieve items requested by guests
and Floor Supervisor.
Room Attendants
Responsible for assisting the Director of Housekeeping,
Housekeeping Manager and all housekeeping supervi-
sors in the successful ownership and operational execu-


tion of the Housekeeping Department. Responsible for
assisting the Housekeeping Team Leader in providing
genuine care and comfort to the ladies and gentlemen
of the respective departments and maintaining a sense
of urgency in handling all related matters.
Asst. Food & Beverage Manager
Responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the
Dining Restaurant functions, in accordance with Club
standards. Directs, implements and maintains a service
and management philosophy, which serves as a guide
to respective staff.
Security Officer (Development)
Represents the management/supervisors of the com-
pany in ensuring the safety, security and well being
of the quests and employees in accordance with hotel
standards and philosophy.
Kitchen Steward (Males preferred) (4)
Adhere to hotel specifications and standards in operat-
ing the dishwashing machine to wash designated restau-
rant and kitchen wares, clean and maintain equipment
and dishwashing/kitchen/cafeteria/compactor/storage
areas. Assist in washing pots, pans and other kitchen
utensils/equipment. Complete other special cleaning
projects as assigned. Deep cleaning of kitchen equip-
ment and designated areas after service hours of opera-
tion as required.
Persons desirous of interviewing for theses positions
are advised to register, in writing, with the Human
Resources Department before Monday, March 28th,
2008, so that the appropriate arrangements and inter-
views can be made. Current employees are reminded
to use the new "Inter-departmental Transfer Request
Form" now available at the Human Resources Office.


Birthday Greetings


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March 15 2008


The Abaconian Section A Page 25









Native Plant Fair featured two speakers


By Mirella Santillo
For the fourth consecutive time, it was
standing room only at the Friends of the
Environment's annual Native Plant Fair
that took place on January 26th. This year
there were two presenters: Dr. Maurice
Isaacs, Veterinarian Officer with the Min-
istry of Agriculture who came from Nas-
sau to make a presentation titled Invasive
alien species in The Bahamas, the enemy
within, and Mr. Michael Parotti, manager
of Rocky Farm Nursery who demonstrated
plant propagation.
Dr. Isaacs' first remark expressed his
surprise that more problems have not been
created by all the plants and the animals
arriving in our country, legally, illegally
or by act of nature. He explained that most
imported species that become established
could become destructive to the eco-system
or detrimental to human health. The dam-
age is insidious and often irreversible, he


explained. The Bahamas is more vulner-
able to the change because of its small and
fragmented eco-system. Invasive plants
such as Brazilian pepper or casuarina pines
take over and create a mono-culture.
Plants and animals have been introduced
intentionally to The Bahamas, either for
food (bay leaf and papaya), for pollina-
tion (bees), as domestic animals (cattle and
pigs), for bio-control (ladybugs and guinea
fowl), as ornamentals (roses, Asian Sca-
vaeola), as pets (dogs, hamsters or cats),
for medicinal purposes (leeches, neem), or
commercial purposes (oranges, ornamental
fish). Some have arrived as stowaways (on
imported furniture or crates), on boats or
carried on the winds of a hurricane; others
have been smuggled illegally. Pets, no lon-
ger wanted, can become wild and threaten
native fauna (feral cats, reptiles and birds).
With pets come ticks and fleas; with im-
ported plants come the danger of mites,


1'


A large group crowded into the Friends of the Environment's meeting room to hear a talk
on invasive species and another talk on plant propagation. S/I'n 11 here is Mr. Jim Rich-
ard, President of Friends who auctioning off pots hand-painted by local artists.


mealy bugs and scale. Some species such
as the red-eared sliders turtle have bred
with native, producing hybrids.
Invasive species of animals and micro-
organisms to be particularly aware of are
rabies, mongoose, poisonous snakes, mon-
keys, brown tree snakes, bullfrog, foot and
mouth disease, nutria, ferrets, cane toads,
giant African snail and kidzu.
Prevention can be achieved through leg-
islation, sanitary control, border control,
information management, public educa-
tion, contingency planning, diagnosis and
surveillance and enforcement. However,
enforcement is difficult because of the con-
figuration of a country such as ours that
has so many ports of entry.
On the most unwanted list and recom-
mended for eradication are the suckering
Australian pine, paper bark tree, monkey
tamarind. Species recommended for con-
trol are woman's tongue, casuarina, log-
wood, castor beans, bay rum, raccoons,
dogs and cats. Several Caribbean organi-
zations have been created to monitor and
control the spread of invasive species.
Mr. Parotti's talk on How we grow our
plants at Rocky Farm followed Dr. Isaacs'
presentation. He said that Rocky Farm
grows all the plants supplied to the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay and that means grow-
ing close to 20,000 plants among them a
couple of thousand coconut trees.
The first step in landscaping the Abaco
Club was to remove the Casuarina and Ha-
waiian sea grape, replacing them with ink
berries. Growing as many native plants as
possible is the main scope of the nursery.
To keep the plant supply, Mr. Parotti uses
various modes of propagation:
* from seeds that is the most effective way


* by cloning
* by mossing
* by splitting a mother plant.
Seeding is a straightforward process that
all gardeners know. Mossing is not as fa-
miliar a procedure and Mr. Parotti dem-
onstrated on a live plant the steps required
to duplicate a plant by mossing. Choose a
limb at least as thick as a thumb, peel the
bark off and sprinkle it with a growth hor-
mone such as Rootone, envelop the spot
completely with wet sphagnum moss and
wrap it tightly with aluminum foil. In less
than a month, the limb will have rooted
and is ready to be severed from the tree
and planted. "It is my favorite method,"
explained Mr. Parotti. The new plant is
ready to bear fruits in case of a fruit tree
or flower much more rapidly than by sow-
ing seeds.
Cloning consists in cutting a piece of a
tree or bush at an angle and planting it in a
growing medium after having covered the
cut part with growth hormone. For best
results, the new plant should be kept in a
green house and misted until well estab-
lished. It takes four to six weeks for the
roots to form. The best time to do clon-
ing is when new shoots are coming on the
tree.
For landscaping purposes or to save
them from being bulldozed, it has some-
times been necessary to move full grown
trees from their natural environment. This
is a delicate process, said Mr. Michael
Parotti, that involves not damaging the tap
root. The way to do it is to dig approxi-
mately two feet around the tree and to fill
that space with burlap. After a couple of

Please see Friends Page 27


Captain Cyril A. Roker (for) PORT CONTROLLER


Port Department



Public Notice




REQUIREMENTS FOR


DOCK REGISTRATION

It has been brought to this Department attention that there are a number of docks, moorings, groins, bulk-
heads, and other marine construction taking place in Abaco and its outlying Cays, without the approval of the
Minister of Maritime Affairs & Labour. Please be advised that ALL matters pertaining to Docks, Bulkheads,
Break-waters, BoatLifts, Moorings, Groins, or any Marine related Construction can ONLY be approved by the
Minister of Maritime Affairs & Labour. This is done through the Dock Committee in Nassau.

This Committee comprises officers from the Ministry of Works; the Department of Lands & Surveys; the De-
partment of Environmental Health Services, the BEST Commission, the Department of Physical Planning; the
Office of the Prime Minister; and the Port Department (the Port Controller is the Chairman of this Committee).

The criterion for applying for any of the above are as follows:

1. An Application with proposed plans is made to the Local Council responsible for the
District of the proposed project.

2. The application is then considered by the Local Council, which may include a Site visit.

3. Their comments are noted on the proposed plans.

4. The plans(s) are then forwarded to the Docks Committee in Nassau for their consider
ation before forwarding on to the Minister for a decision.

The Local Council Members CANNOT approve such Application.

Be advised that Legal Action will be taken against anyone who do not have the approval of the Minister, and
said dock, mooring, etc will be removed/ or torn down at the owners expense.


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Mach1 08 Tebcna eto ae2


Friends
months, the roots
burlap, making it ea
but it is not always
To promote plan
Nursery uses vario
such as manure fr
Winding Bay, comn
and sea weed. Mr. ]
with a new pro-
cess of condi-
tioning the soil
with discarded
newspapers.
The papers are
shredded and
i Ut fi* r n m r 9 t* rP I


From Page 26 A tip for sowing hard, shinny seeds that
have to grow through an animal or a bird to
will have spread to the be soften is to soak them in vinegar diluted
asier to dig the tree up, with water for a day.
a successful process. The seminar ended with Mr. Jim Rich- GALLERY
it growth, Rocky Farm ard, President of Friends, auctioning four Original Art Prints Framing
)us kinds of fertilizers flower pots decorated by local artists that Oriinals b
om the horses kept at went to the highest bidders. Everyone pres- OU Uh Ane Ray
mercial liquid fertilizers ent was invited to pick a native tree to take Malcolm Rae William Johnson
Parotti is experimenting home and plant. Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody
Photography by Tuppy
Local Artists
Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones
Lori Thompson Dion Lewis
Colyn Rees
Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh Harbour
Tel: 367.0579


in the soil. "It
is good for na-
tive plants," he
said.
In lieu of ;^ K
pesticides, the
nursery has
introduced .
ducks on their
grounds. The *-. A
duckpopulation
had reached
72, but unfor-
tunately most
were killed Lee Pinder, our corresp
by stray dogs. with the native plant tha
They are being Friends held. These yea
replaced. they give interesting info


ondent from Cherokee Sound, was delighted
it she got at the Native Plant Show that the
rly events have proved to be very popular as
rmation that is relevant to our island.


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


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People in the News


Realtor achieves
international recognition
John Cash with John Cash Realty of
Treasure Cay has just become the first Ba-
hamian realtor to have been awarded the Ac-
credited Buyer Representative (ABR) des-
ignation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent
Council (RE-
= . BAC) of
the National
Association
S* of Realtors
(NAR) based
in The United
J States.
"Today's
real estate
brokers and
agents want
John Cash to provide a
full menu of
services for their clients, whether they are
buyers or sellers," explained Dale A. Stin-
ton, President REBAC. "The ABR desig-
nation, the benchmark of excellence in real
estate buyer representation, demonstrates
to clients that the agent has taken steps to
continue his education in the field and has
the proven the experience and training to
deliver the ethical and professional service
to real estate buyers."
Mr. Cash, ABR, joins more than 45,000
real estate professionals in North America
who have earned the ABR designation. He
was required to successfully complete a


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REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world's
largest association of real estate profession-
als focusing on representing the real estate
buyer. The NAR is the world's largest pro-
fessional association, representing over 1.2
million members involved in all aspects of
the real estate industry.
Mr. Cash first entered the real estate
profession 20 years ago and in addition to
managing his own agency, enjoys actively
investing in properties for short term rental
and long term lease in the Treasure Cay
area. He credits much of his success in
the industry to his professional education
and training seminars and enjoys achieving
designations like the ABR.
Technician achieves
MCSA Certification
Johnell Curry, a computer technician
with Computer Creations of Marsh Har-


bour, has recently achieved the Microsoft
Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
certification. This certification demon-
strates knowledge in system administration
of Microsoft Windows operating systems,
implementation, management, and main-
tenance of the computing environment of
small, medium, and large-sized compa-
nies. Typical tasks handled by an MCSA
are managing servers and networks.


Civic Organizations
Pilot Club of Abaco
Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday, month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club of Abaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at
Hummingbird Restaurant


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The Abaconian


Section A Page 29


iewpoini... Concerned about over-development


By John Hedden and Patrick Bethel
Southern Lights is a group of concerned
individuals who are seeing too much dam-
age being done to our natural environment
and resources by developments and proj-
ects which show absolutely no concern
for indigenous Bahamian surroundings.
Examples are expressed in projects for
New Providence (Albany and Baha Mar),
The Biminis (Bimini Bay), Abaco (Baker's
Bay), and numerous others which are be-
ing presently shielded from public scru-
tiny.
The sad situation is that in order to at-
tract foreign capital The Bahamas is sac-
rificing The Bahamas heritage, and future
Bahamians will have no idea of what their
inheritance should have been.
An upcoming example on Abaco is the
Resorts of South Abaco project which is
slated to be developed on the peninsula of
Hole-in-the-Wall. This project is to include
three condominium-type resorts, two golf
courses, a marina, water parks with natu-
ral flowing water, jet transport, a power
station, an airport and many other planned
venues.
A map layout shows this project encom-
passing the whole of Southern Abaco from
Sandy Point to the southern margins of
Crossing Rocks settlement. And yet claims
to be environmentally friendly are made.
We know the government is prepared to


trade jobs and our Bahamian heritage for
apparently huge capital investments. But
thought needs to be given to the fact that in-
vestments of over US $1,000,000 per per-
manent job will become quickly unsustain-
able. The Bahamian work force is unable to
even accommodate the need for skilled and
semi skilled construction workers.
Meanwhile the heritage of Hole-in-the-
Wall suffers. The unique Abaco parrot
becomes immediately threatened by equip-
ment damage and removal of valuable
coppice forage areas. The historical sites
of Lantern Head, Barque Bay and Alex-
andria are physically threatened and will
be removed from public access. Natural
environmental systems including the Cross
Harbour creeks, dune ridges, brackish
ponds, coastal bluffs, coppice forests, cave
systems and all the flora and fauna become
threatened by the resorts' development and
infrastructure.
There is nothing more immediately
destructive to the environment than golf
courses and marinas due to oils, fertilisers,
pesticides, physical landscape modification
and last but not least the introduction of
foreign species (including humans).
We, therefore, appeal to the Bahamian
government to show transparency over
these slated projects and involve public
participation in the ongoing processes. We
do not want to stop projects and develop-


meant, but rather wish sensible and sustain-
able developments which will also take into
account and stabilise our varied heritages.


To see this project go to http://valen-
ciacapitalgroup.com/resorts_south_abaco.
html


MH Customs gets new mural


As part of the upgrade of the Marsh Harbour airport Susan Parotti painted a new mural
on one of the interior walls in Customs. The beautiful seascape will hopefully begin our
visitors' vacations on a positive note.


Compliments of The Moorings and

44The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina


Tide North Bar Channel

April 2008


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Letters From Page 8
The squatters on both the farm itself and
at the head of the road need an area that
will have electricity, water, roads, access
by fire and police departments, garbage
collection and prevention of dumping. Cur-
rently, fires are rampant; trash from filthy
diapers to wrecked vehicles to the wrap-
pings of 48-inch plasma television screens
litter the road. In addition to the two slums
already extant in the area, land has been
bulldozed for a church for which there is
no apparent permit. Putting housing in an
already damaged and disrespected area is
not likely to significantly reduce the de-
structive pattern already in operation.
To provide the infrastructure described
above means extensive bulldozing far be-
yond what has already been destroyed;
digging, pouring of concrete, paving of
yet more roads, in short, development of
an area that needs to be undeveloped, that
needs to be allowed to return to a normal,
natural state if it is to continue to function
as the magnificent catchment that it is. A
fresh water lens is the last place over which
housing should be placed.
The area can safely be utilized for or-
ganic farming (on the old citrus farm). A
national park could surround the Conser-
vation Area and Abaco Barb Horse Pre-
serve including historic Norman's Castle.
If the peninsula remained totally wild, its
value would be immeasurable. To leave it
wild, yet to allow people respectful access
to the marvels of the area would provide
benefits far beyond the expedience of put-
ting up housing because it seems a fast,
easy solution.
It will be more costly, in fact, devas-
tating, to ruin a precious water supply.
And to destroy for future generations the
natural wonders of the area which include
a Blue Hole (now used for laundry, bath-
ing, car washing and more) will take real
treasure away from our children and their


children. It is doubtful if these crude activi-
ties will diminish if population in the area
is encouraged to increase.
Abaco is a big island, but it is not lim-
itless, and its especially vulnerable areas
must be protected, not bulldozed and over-
run.
Concerned about our water supply

BEC From Page 4

fair. During his three months in office here
he has been trying to progressively attack
problems and provide further training for
staff. He has been working on identifying
problems and reaching out to the commu-
nity via radio and the newspaper and has
noted some positive changes.
There was a steady flow of people to the
fair all day, but attendance was understand-
ably limited due to the fact that, since it
was a weekday, many people could not get
off work. The organizers plan to make this
an ongoing event and next time will try to
hold it on a day when more people will be
able to visit. In addition to all of the very
valuable information from which consum-
ers will be able to benefit, customers at
the fair were able to enjoy lunch and take
home with them a variety of giveaways. If
you missed the fair this year, aim not to
miss it next year.

Central From Page 19

Town, was sentenced to death on Febru-
ary 13 in Nassau for the brutal murder of
30-year-old Germaine "Bobo" Thompson
in April 2004.
The partially decomposed body of
Thompson was discovered in a blue hole
named Merlin's Lair near Bustic Bight
on April 10, 2004. The body had been
wrapped in a sheet and secured with duct
tape, then weighed down by heavy chains
with padlocks and tied to a concrete block.
The prosecution argued that the placing of
those materials at the scene in preparation


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rtle Cay D's Guest House 6 rms 3 367-3980
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9 rm 365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681
30 365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600
3 cott 365-4105 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
Cay Moore's Island
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Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195
Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133
Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
Harbour View Haven 365-5028
Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846
Sea Shore Villas 365-5028
Ward's Landing 4 units 904-982-2762
Hope Town
Abaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133
Club Soleil 6 rm I 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 366-0557


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


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Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
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for the disposal of the body showed pre-
meditation and planning. It was found that
Mr. Thompson died from multiple stab
wounds about the body, one of which was
to the right lung.
The motive for the killing was deemed
by the judge to be jealousy over a woman
with whom Mr. Knowles had just ended a
relationship.
Senior Justice Anita Allen stated that
she found Mr. Thompson's murder to be
"a cold-blooded and savage attack on an
unarmed and unsuspecting victim. The
convict showed a callous disregard for hu-
man life and showed no mercy in this de-
liberate, premeditated and planned killing
and deserved the most severe penalty for
murder, namely death."
Mr. Knowles showed no apparent emo-
tion as the sentence was handed down to
him.


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AA and Al Anon
Meetings
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh
Harbour Community Library.
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
each month at the Marsh Harbour Com-
munity Library.
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the 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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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 +

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle- Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
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 G uana........................................................................ 365-5 178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ......................0................................ 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


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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
treen 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
Walker's Cay ............................ Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......4365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15.............. 365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F...... 365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay 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 ...... 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
Buddy Pinder ......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941
Man-O-War
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259


Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Budy Pinder.............366-2165
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
Abaconian


Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals. ................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals ................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ............ 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ................. 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals .... ........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .................. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ............................ 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T &ACart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals .............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes............... 365-5178
Man-0-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....................$$ ............367-2922
Island Cafe.........................$ ............ .367-6444
Jamie's Place.....................$ ............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............ .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
H ibiscus ........................................ 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........ 365-434
Rooster's Rest ............. atepenNights Only
Sundow ners..................................... 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 6 MARCH 15th, 2008

Barefoot Man concert drews 2000+

Nippers was filled to capacity for concert


By Robert Wilson
The tickets were free, but everyone in
the area benefitted as Johnny Roberts and
the crew at Nippers Beach Bar hosted
the 9th annual Barefoot Man Concert on
March 2nd. An estimated 2000 or more at-
tended the Guana Cay event and revelers
came early for an entire weekend of music
and festivities.
Fishers Bay was packed with 60 or
more boats anchored about and Grabbers
on Sunset Beach provided music, a rib
buffet and refreshments to set the tone.
Docksiders provided a somewhat more
formal approach on Saturday evening
and, reportedly, two seatings were sold
out. On the beach at Nipper's everyone
was getting ready for the crowd and a
few hard-core fans camped out during
the night on the beach while others se-
cured tables to insure their favorite van-
tage point, For those lingering around to
watch the sunrise Johnny had his crew
serving a hearty breakfast buffet.
By noon Sunday special ferries from
Marsh Harbour Marina, Earl's dock and
the two adjacent docks were full of those
opting to travel by boat. Others moored
in Settlement Harbour.
Please see Concert Page 2


Watch for Date and Time


The Prime Minister will address
the Abaco Chamber of Commerce
Postponed until early April


Treasure Cay auction raised

$60,000 for EMS and Fire


Friends of the Environment holds a Reef Ball annually as one it its major fund raising
events. It was held again this year at Abaco Beach Resort on March 1. A special guest
this year was the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, who enjoyed chatting
with the guests. He is shown here talking with Mr. Jim Richard, President of Friends,
Mr. Michael Albury, Past President of Friends and Cha Boyce, Board member. The
party was entertained by the Modem Vinage band and offered raffle prizes and a silent
auction in additional to dinner and dancing.


Save Guana Cay Reef
plans to take their case
to the Privy Council.
See statement on page 9


The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, was special guest of the auction
held in Treasure Cay on February 23 to raise money for the construction of a building
to house the fire department, emergency medical service and a humane society. 5/in 1'I
here is the Prime Minister with Mrs. Barbara Hadley, organizer of the auction, and
Colin Albury, Fire Chief of the Treasure Cay Fire and Rescue. See story page 4.

Baggage rates increased

on Bahamasair


Bahamasair changed its baggage policy
effective on March 1st on its international
and domestic routes. Passengers on the
international routes are now allowed two
checked bags at 60 pounds per bag rather
than the 70 pounds previously allowed. On
domestic routes passengers will continue to
be allowed two checked bags with a com-
bined weight of 44 pounds.
There will be changes in the excess bag-
gage charges also.
International flights will have the fol-
lowing excess baggage charges:


Third bag or more $85 per bag
Bag greater than 60 pounds $100 per
bag
Bag greater than 62 linear inches -
$100 per bag
Any bag oversize and/or overweight
- $125 per bag
Domestic flights will have the following
excess baggage charges:
Third bag or more and under 44
pounds and 62 inches $50 per bag
Please see Bahamasair Page 15


71

The Barefoot Man drew thousands for his annual concert on the beach at Nippers on March 2. Visitors and locals alike enjoyed
the folksy calypso beat of his music. Once again he brought with him Sea N' B. Local musician Stone McEwan opened the concert,
warming up the audience.









Barefoot Man concert is highlight of spring


Concert From Page 1
The Barefoot Man Concert is to Gua-
na Cay as Santa Claus is to a child. It
comes once a year and is one of the most
anticipated events on Abaco. The Bare-
foot Man, George Nowak, commented,
"I must say I am flattered with the huge
turnout we have every year Nippers
seems to be busting at the seams. How-
ever, I refuse to take all the credit. Much
of what's happening is simply an excuse
to have a party."
A hundred or so of those attending
flew in, just for the concert. In fact, 28
people traveled from the Cayman Islands
where Barefoot Man performs two nights
a week at the Reef Resort on Grand Cay-
man. According to band members, the
majority of those had never attended a
Cayman performance where they only
have to drive 18 miles, opting to fly over
500 miles for the Nippers party. "I am
honored, be it the music or a party," not-
ed the Man.
What seemed to be missing this year
was a new CD. His latest, A Thong Gone


The Barefool Man, George Novak for the
Cayman Islands, once again entertained
thousands at Nippers. Again this year he
was accompanied by Sea N' B -/i ,il Stone
McEwan started off teh concert
Wrong, was recorded last year and along
with his other recordings still gets rave
reviews. A new CD, is expected to
be released in time for a Summer Nip-


pers Party scheduled for July 27th. Ac-
cording to the folks at Nippers, "We
have a demand by the summer crowd."
Many regulars who vacation on Abaco
want to experience all the excitement. In
conjunction with the July concert, Dock-
siders will host a special event July 26th
for those who prefer not dealing with the
massive crowds on Concert Day. The
Barefoot Man, along with Sea n' Be, will
provide a two-hour "unplugged" perfor-
mance. Reservations will be required for
this event. More information about this
and other upcoming events can be found
on-line at www.barefootman.com.
As for the concert itself, Stone McE-
wan quickly warmed up the crowd play-
ing some of his favorite songs before the
Barefoot Man, accompanied by Sea N'
B, cast his spell. Unlike previous years,
the loud tropical shirts were gone and


Boats equipped with:
VHF Bimini Top Cooler
Anchor & Lines Compass
Dive Ladder Life Jackets
Paddle Flares Flashlight
Fire Extinguisher First Aid Kit


George sported a tuxedo shirt. He later
commented, "It was just a spur of the
moment decision feeling a little goofy,
I guess." Chuck and Barrie of Sea N' B
performed several selections from their
new CD, Blue Skies, White Beach and
a Red Stripe Beer. The calypso beat and
different subject matter was refreshing.
When the sun went down on Sunday
evening and the music waned, the docks
were quiet and the streets along Settle-
ment Harbour were empty. Another
concert was over, and Guana Cay resi-
dents were preparing for another day. At
Nippers Johnny Roberts looked around,
smiled and appeared satisfied that he had
done his best. He was tired and after
looking around to insure all was well, he
went home to get some needed rest.


30 Boats to Choose From
All Meticulously Maintained
Our Customers Get
Extra Attention
Weekly Rates:
26' Paramount $1435
23' Albury Bros $1155
22' Boston Whaler $1050
20' Albury/Hydra $1015
18' Privateer $735


Abaco Real Estate Agency

www.abacobahamas.com Call Bill Thompson : 242-477-5712


Guana Cay'
SIFully furnished
$ 6 0 with full kitchen
o aairconditioning,



just North of Guano Coy Settlement. Now
includes new I Bed, 1Both apartment downstairs.
$615,000 Gsoc4.hMea
Purdchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
Dolphin Beach
Estatos
Lot #28
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1102
I his oeaufful elevated woerfIort residen-ial lot
28 Is located in Dolonin 3eac Estates between
Doc close to *he settlerent-
$395,000
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

jects Creek
Joe's Creek is

about 14 miles
North of Marsh
Harbour
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 1100
Interior Lots 20, 12 & 13 are oversized interior
lots priced to sell. All 3 lots approx, 100' wide
by 180' deep (18,000 sq. ft).
$37,000ea Gr.ss
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay
"New Price A perfect place to
build your island
dream home.
ExclsveoLutrng

Sea ofAbaco Lot # 35 in beautiful Orchid Bay
on Guana Cay Offers (36,700+ Sq. Ft.) on the
Sea-of-Abaco waterfront
$595,000
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

Eastern Shores-
Perfectly located
directly on the
Sea of Abaco
Excdusive L/sting
MLS # 1003
1700 sq, Ft. on approx, .75 of an acre. The
house features a private boat dock almost
at your door step.
$1,395,000
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay
Ir Perfect property
for a private
estate or family
retreat
Exclusive Listing
MLS # 10?7
Lots of deep water for your own private dock
Located just before boat harbour at the end
of Dolphin Beach Estates on Guana Cay
NEW PRICE $895,000
Purchaser Pays 1/2Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay
F New Price" T 10,400 + sq. ft
residential
building site

MLS # 1062
This property great views of both the Atlantic
and Sea-of-Abaco. This is the best deal on
Guana Cay and won't last hurry 1!!
$99S,O000rss
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay Home & Apartment
w Price" Atlantic Ocean
views from
second floor
ExclswiveListing
MLS # 1088

Beautiful two story home with 1,200 sq. ft. of
tiled living space on the second floor with 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much more!
$575,000 .os
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


* Ph : (242) 367-2719
* Fax : (242) 367-2359
* P.O. Box AB20404
* Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
Bahamas

Sandy Point
Great
Commercial
Potential
Excluwkve Listing
MLS #1028

5 acre tract next to Sandy Point
airport. 280' wide by 770' deep.
$125,000
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Joe's Creek

Each parcel has
100 feet of
beautiful beach.
Exclusive Lirting
MLS # 1099
Two (2) side-by-side beautiful beachfront parcels
in Joe's Creek subdivision which adjoins Leisure
Lee,
$150,0Oeach.Gr
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.


Sea Shore Villas Harbour View Haven Sunrise Cottage


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3 -2Bed, 1 -1/2 bath villas Swimming pool, 1-2 Bed & 3-1
250' protected marina, Laundromat, Gift Fully equ
Shop & Storage Building & furnis
Great Guana Cay $3,500,000
BEING OFFERED AS ONE PARCEL- Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees


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Wique Properties -Local Knowledge
Member of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.


GUANA CAY #4081 GUANA CAY #3001
ART CAFE WATERFRONT overlooking the GUANA BEACH HOUSE QUAINT beach house, 2
lovely harbour of Guana Cay. Lends itself to bedrooms 1 bath on stunning sandy beach with 60'
commercial/retail or residential. $1,600,000. on the water x 242'deep. $650,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163


LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
MANGROLA SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted
3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh Harbour and Hope ceilings,gourmetkitchen. 1,472sq.ft.including
Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $606,000. deck.Community dock. $485,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851
SEA BREEZE VIEW OF THE SEA OF ABACO.
Newly constructed 2 bed 1 bath home. Steps
to beautiful beach. Shared dock. $3 19,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


NEW LISTING
LUBBERS QUARTERS #4193
LOT 87 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Interior lot
with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the
Sea of Abaco. Community dock. $125,000.
I alirie SchreineraSothehvsRealtv com 242 367 5046


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


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


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


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MARSH HARBOUR
#4136 CASA SERENA CANAL FRONT 2 bed
2 bath home and a self sufficient 1 bedroom,
1 bath apartment. Great views. Dock access.
$1,499,000.
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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


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MARSH HARBOUR #4300
CROSSWINDS WATERFRONT EASTERB SHORES 3
bed 2.5 bath with spectacular views 3/4 acres with
2 private docks.. Fully furnished. $980,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebvsRealtv.com 242.367.5046


MARSH HARBOUR #3467
ABACO HOUSE BEACHFRONT VILLAS
spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath.
Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebvsRealtv.com 242.367.5046


N.iN i i N l ,l 1 ,
SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 TILLOO CAY #3792
PARROT POINT WATERFRONT unique 2.74 ONE ACRE WATERFRONT Great elevation.
acres, private marina, 2 bed 2 bath plus 1 bed Room fora protected dock with good water
cottage. Mainland electricity. $1,895,000. depth. $290,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY #1660
SERENITY HOUSE BEACHFRONT ESTATE 290 ft.
of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath
5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298


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


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


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


TREASURE CAY #4147
GOLF COURSE LOT #1 offering 18,000 sq. ft.
of land. Spectacularviews from thel14th. green.
Outstanding home site. $106,800.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury
t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046


LOTS & ACREAGE
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEWPRICE #3351 LOT 58, BLOCK 11, SUBDIVISION I $15,000.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 Coco BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
TREASURE CAY NEWLISTING #4203 SANDS BANKS WATERFRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to
highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to Sell. 95,000. each Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298


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North Abaco News
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Sne Treasure ay ommunimty om-
mittee held a very successful fund raising
auction on February 23 beside the pool at
Bahama Beach Club. The gorgeous beach-
front location was a plus as it lent an air
of tropical comfort and leisure. A silent
auction and a live auction brought out a
crowd who enjoyed the excitement of the
auctions. A large crowd witnessed the live
auction that brought in more than $55,000.
The Bahama Beach Club had a great vari-
ety food and an open bar for the enjoyment
of the auction-goers. The guest of honour
was the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu-
bert Ingraham, who mingled among the
guests while everyone was viewing the si-
lent auction tables and enjoying the hors
d'oeuvres and drinks. He posed willingly
with the guests for pictures that they could


treasure later.
The auctioneer, Mr. Al Shew, kept the
interest going and kept the prices escalat-
ing. The item that brought the most interest
was one that the Prime Minister offered a
Saturday or Sunday as his guests in Nassau.
The bidding went to $6500, which equaled
the highest bid of the evening. The list of
auctioned items included exotic vacations
in Spain, Acapulco, Bermuda and several
locations in the States. Another item that
raised quite a sensation was a day of snap-
per fishing that also included the Prime
Minister on board. That item brought in
$4600. Other goodies included sport fish-
ing, bonefishing, boating, birding, wild
boar hunting, golf, lunches, dinners, and
Please see Auction Page 5


Prime Minister addresses auction


The Prime Minister spoke at the auc-
tion to raise money for the volunteer ser-
vices of Treasure Cay. He expressed his
appreciation and gratitude to the second
homeowners for all they do for North Ab-
aco. He stated that they have transformed
the lives of the residents of North Abaco
in ways that he could not have dreamed
of when he was growing up in Cooper's
Town in the 1950s and 1960s.
Mr. Ingraham has represented North
Abaco for more than 30 years. And dur-
ing that entire time the residents of Trea-
sure Cay have done so much for Abaco,
in excess of what anyone could have
imagined. Their volunteer help is much
appreciated.


Mr. Ingraham asked for their toler-
ance. If they meet any rude residents, he
asked that they please forgive them for
they know not what they do.
He thanked them for all the equipment
they have acquired for the volunteer fire
and rescue services. He felt that Colin Al-
bury had made a good choice in moving
to Treasure Cay.
He then asked that the Treasure Cay
second homeowners impart to the resi-
dents what they can. "Step up and help.
Teach us. Train us. Show us."
Since he had offered one day of his
time in Nassau as an item to be auctioned,
his final comment before the auctioning
began was "Don't sell me cheap!"


The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, greeted all of the volunteer firemen of
North Abaco i/ii he was at the fund raising auction at Treaure Cay on February 23.
The event was to raise funds for building an emergency services building. The volunteers
meet regularly for training and for maintaining the equipment.



IMobdF PaNm Ra eyo@m


Brent Cartwright, Broker
Phone 367-0080


Kristin Williams
Phone 367-0080




Nikhil Shah
Phone 367-0080


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


Fax: 242-367-0081
email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
website www aisleofpalmrealty com

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


Aisle of Palm Realty, POB AB20900,
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas


Is5 Mar08


The emergency services of Treasure Cay is the best equipped on Abaco. It has three am-
bulances, one fire truck and a command unit. A second fire truck with a large tank will
be arriving soon. Mr. Colin Albury is the Fire Chief and has very quickly trained a group
of enthusiastic volunteers.




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More North Abaco News


Auction From Page 4
meals specially prepared.
In addition to the live auction, the com-
mittee held a silent auction and a raffle.
Abaco businesses donated generously to the
silent auction and the raffle and artists do-
nated a variety of art work. About 100 items
were available at a variety of prices for the
silent auction items. Included were original
art work, prints, jewelry, home items, air-
line tickets and many gift certificates.
The committee more than met its goal of



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$50,000. This will allow the committee to
complete the building of which the founda-
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more expense as the interior of the build-
ing has to be finished, equipment is needed
for the fire and rescue volunteers and the
veterinarian/humane society area has to be
equipped.
The committee, made up of Barbara
Hadley, Betsy Bracey, Jerry Roberts and
others, is pleased with their success and is
grateful to the community for supporting
them so generously.


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March 15, 2008


South Abaco News


Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Cook-Out Held
The residents of Cherokee Sound held
a fund raiser and chicken dinner cook-out
with all the trimmings on February 23rd
on the school grounds. The weather cer-
tainly cooperated as it turned out to be a
sunny afternoon and was well attended by
the locals as well as persons from off the
settlement. The purpose of the event was
to help pay some of the expenses incurred
by one of the victims of the December 31,
2007, explosion of the old cannon.


The lighting of the cannon on New
Year's Eve has been a tradition in Cherokee
for many years, and no one ever thought in
their wildest dreams that it would ever ex-
plode, but it did.
Expenses incurred for the fund raiser
have to be paid before a final figure can be
confirmed, but whatever was raised will go
towards the doctor and hospital bills.
We want to thank all who assisted in
preparing the food, bought dinners, do-
nated prizes for the raffle or joined in on
the Chinese Auction as well as those who
worked that day. It seems that whenever
the people of Cherokee come together for


a common cause, we always seem to reach
our goals and we particularly want to thank
the Scurvy Few Motorcycle members for
all their help.
School news
Students for the Month of February at
Cherokee Primary School were Brianna
Sweeting and Cruz Turnquest. Students of
the Month of March were Marissa Pratt
and Tiffany Albury.
A Cake and Pie Raffle was held on Feb-
ruary 28th at the school and the list of deli-
cacies ranged from pineapple pie to carrot
cake. There were 10 lucky winners and the
event raised $280 to be used for the stu-
dents' upcoming Field Trip to Nassau.
"Eyes on the Prize" Award Ceremony
was held in Marsh Harbour on February
28 and Hayley Sands and Terrence Albury
won the top GPA's for Grade 6. Also on


February 28th there was a surprise birth-
day party held for Violet Roberts, our
hard-working janitress at Cherokee Pri-
mary. The children brought gifts and, of
course, there was a lovely birthday cake to
celebrate the occasion.
Grades 3 thru 6 did a hand-painted un-
derwater scene on a white sheet to be used
as decorations for the up coming Friends
of the Environment Reef Ball. It was a tre-
mendous effort on the children's part and
really turned out nice. We have some real
budding artists here.
Congratulations to Hayley Sands and
Cruz Turnquest, Dre Hepburn, Jesica
Weatherford and Tiffany Albury for repre-
senting our school in the District Spelling

Please see South Page 15


Cherokee Sound held a fund raising dii,nr, fi,, i,, victim hurt last New Year's Eve when a
cannon exploded on being lit. It was an old Cherokee tradition to light it annually but no
one never expected an accident to occur. The money will go toward doctor and hospital
expenses. 5/iiu, here are the organizers of the dinner: Maria Bethel, Michael Bethel,
Lee Pinder and Peggy Albury.


The Cherokee dinner to benefit the victim of the cannon that exploded brought everyone
together to make it a success. Here Rex Albury is showing off his culinary skills at the
grill.


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12 single family sea view lots. Located 12 miles North of Marsh
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dock for owners. Reserve your lot TODAY!


H Casa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Ref #: 3518
Price: $752,000
I Agent: June Russell

Custom built 3 bed/2.5 bath home located just north of Marsh
Harbour. Swimming pool and beach access make it a relaxing retreat.

Turnkey Service Station
Ref #: 3638
Price: $3,600,000
Agent: June Russell
In the heart of Marsh Harbour. Fully equipped with a store, parts
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Southern Breeze Lubbers Quarters
Ref #: 3502
Price: $625,000
Agent: Patti Love

Overlooking the Sea of Abaco, this charming 3 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 a short walk from the beach this 2 bed/2 bath downstairs
and upstairs loft with 2 queen beds is a perfect vacation home.

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* Ref# 3339 Treasure Cay 9000 sqft. golf course 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
O l 0 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, 12' wide slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $868,000 + 7.5%
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $775,432 + 7V2%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath,
fully furnished, CBS home with panoramic
ocean views and direct beach access from
every room but one via decks and patios. The
main house has living/ dining/ kitchen/ master
bedroom suite, two guest bedrooms with
bath, powder room, double garage and
u tility/workshop area. Included with its own
entrance is a private king size 1 bedroom/
1 bath apartment with an open living/din-
ing/
kitchen with its own deck.Many features.


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


MUST SEE. MLS $1,990,000 + 7.5% Closing
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,850,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,200,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 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
1 bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-ple X-.BS building,
each level has 2 .. 93 nts with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di i.rng then. Great rental

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


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March 15 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 7







Page 8 Section B


The Abaconian March 15, 2008


School News


Abaco outstanding students
honored by Foundation
By Samantha Evans
Once again outstanding students across
Abaco were honored for their excellent
performance in school under the theme
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize. On a chilly
evening, February 28, hundreds of persons
attended the awards ceremony to support
the students. Bringing opening remarks
was Mrs. Lenora Black, who stated that
this event is a noble one because the stu-
dents have worked hard and are now reap-
ing the benefits of what they have sown.
She is very satisfied with the way these
students are performing and feels that such
an honors ceremony tonight is indeed fit-
ting. These students are pacesetters but
they account for only approximately four
percent of the entire student population in
the Abaco district.
T. Trevor Whylly, CEO and Founder
of The Bahamas Outstanding Students


Foundation, brought remarks on behalf
of the Foundation. He stated that he is
very pleased by the work the local team
has done under the leadership of Mr. An-
thony Davis. He expressed his gratitude to
the team for inviting him to bring remarks
to the students. He told the students that
even though they have made a 3.0 GPA or
better that this is only the beginning. He
would like for them to continue striving for
excellence as they move to the next level
of educational excellence. They will have
very little or no success if they keep look-
ing back towards yesterday so they should
move full speed ahead. Abaco is depend-
ing on them to be the bright leaders of the
future this island needs in order for it to
continue to advance.
The guest speaker for the awards cere-
mony was Mr. Cephas Cooper, who began
by stating that with all of the negativity in
the media where youth are concerned, he
felt honored to have been asked to speak to


the good that students are doing in Abaco
schools. All is not all lost where the youth
are concerned! These students are being
honored because they kept their mind fo-
cused on the right things and pressed forth
in the right direction. They studied long,
paid attention to the advice of their teach-
ers and parents, and it paid off for each of
them. Mr. Cooper stated that it is impor-
tant that students understand that education
is the vehicle to get them where they want
to go in life. He hopes that this recognition
will motivate them to continue to excel and
others to strive to be amongst the outstand-
ing student picked next school year.
He expressed his sincere gratitude to the
committed teachers who are the country's
most valued and prized possession. He
stated that it is because of the quality of in-
struction offered on a daily basis, the pas-
sion in the way they deliver the instruction,
and their dedicated spirit that these students
are here to receive awards for outstanding
performance.
Finally, he commended the parents of
these bright students who, without their
love and support, could not have made
it this far. He reminded the students that
the choices they make will affect everyone
around them. Therefore, they must make
sure that they represent all of us well. On
hand to assist with the distribution of tro-
phies and awards to approximately 200 stu-


dents was Assistant Administrator, Mrs.
Margaret Symonette.
Teachers learn about
testing and evaluation
Last fall the first meeting concerning the
testing and evaluation of Abaco students
for mental, behavioral and psychological
problems in the Abaco District was held
in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Present at that
meeting was Dr. Pamula Mills, Clinical
Psychologist and head of Psychological
Services for the Northern Bahamas, Ms.
Russell, a psychologist, and Ms. Saman-
tha Evans, Counselor who represented
Abaco. Dr. Mills stated that it was their
intention to commence testing on Abaco
last year but it did not happen. However,
she is very pleased that finally with the
support of Mrs. Black, she and her team
are making plans to begin the process. To
begin the process, Ms. Evans was asked to
coordinate the collecting of data for test-
ing. Once the information was shared with
Mrs. Black, she arranged for Ms. Evans
to address the Principals' Association De-
cember meeting.
At this meeting Ms. Evans informed
the principals of the types of tests that are
available for the students to receive and
explained how the form should be com-
pleted. Additionally, she educated them

Please see School Page 10


The Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation held a ceremony in Marsh Harbour on
February 28 to honour students with outstanding academic records in the sixth, tenth,
eleventh and twelfth grades. Representing the foundation was Sen. Trevor Wylly, CEO
and Founder of the Foundation. He is shown here on the left with Mrs. Lenora Black,
Abaco's education Superintendent; Mr. Tony Davis, organizer of the ceremony on Abaco;
Mrs. Cooper, teacher at Abaco Central High School; Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Education
Officer for Curriculum; and Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator.


Ph: 242-367-3231 l
Fax: 242-367-3233
Cell: 242-458-2446
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour
Perry Thomas
Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from
Mangoes Restaurant in the
heart of the water front restau-
rant district is ready to become
hI a' the most sought after gated
Wn residence in Marsh Harbour.
This property has already been
approved for town house or condo-style accommodations. The investor with
the vision for creating something special will make this one of the most unique
and upscale properties on Abaco. REDUCED $1,957,000 net
Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a
total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are
4g I. I. 8 apartment units on top floor
that are rented and two huge
office spaces on the bottom floor
that are rented. This building is
located in Marsh Harbour and is on two lots that are 100' x 120', bringing
the total land space to 24,000 sq. ft. REDUCED $1,054,700 gross
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
10I O0'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. Ap-
praised at $600,000 REDUCED
$402,800


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Agape Villa Murphy Town Two free standing structures containing
four one-bedroom, one bathroom
S- apartmen~ re fully
Efu air con-
ditioning. 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
a 0 sq. ft.
LC, wf 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 IA/C and
7 fW Oer unit has
S indow 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 CONTRACT gross Lot #20 10,474 sf $36,763 gross
Lot #16 12,010 sf $42,155 gross


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.

For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco
Ocean Club Estate. Lots number II, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu-
ally.
Lot # II 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 Murph division on Shell Road Lot size
131 x I10 (14,410 sNfVl
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
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


Yellowwood-


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 I
two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net
For sale duplex 2 two-bedroom, one bath and a two-bedroom, one
bath home. Both $315,000 net
For sale water view lot in Murphy Town, 9213 s.f.
$35,200 net
For sale water front home in Sandy Point, Abaco, 3
bedroom, 3 bath, 2000 s.f. Ig. sunken living room, TV rom, dining room adn
Ig. kitchen on 26,000 s.f. of land. Call for pricing
Triplex 3 M ur Murphy Town


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March 15 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 9


Save Guana Cay Reef will go to Privy Council


This is a statement provided to us by
Aubrey Clarke, one of the principles of
Save Guana Cay Reef, announcing that the
group plans to take their case to the Privy
Council, the highest court of appeal for
this country.
After taking on a $500 million devel-
oper, Discovery Land Company. After
taking on not one but both of our govern-
ments, the PLP and the FNM, with one
calling SGCR racists and the other calling
SGCR terrorists. After three years of pro-
testing. After many, many court battles,
both in the Supreme Courts in Freeport and
in the Appeals Courts in Nassau. We can
finally go to the Courts of London, where
we knew we had to go for justice. That's


right, our lawyer, Fred Smith, will now
take our case to the Privy Council. The
same court where Mr. Smith won a stop
work injunction against the same develop-
ers a few years ago. So you see, this fight
is far from over.
This fight will not be over until this coun-
try has environmental laws on the books
of law for all to follow. Not some rubber
stamp committee picked by the Prime Min-
ister. Just look at who was the last Chair-
man of the Best Commission. He is now
working for Discovery Land Company at
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club!
This fight is not over until our govern-
ment stops "giving away" our Crown Land
to foreigners, who turns around and sells


our land to more foreigners for million of
dollars.
This fight is not over until we as Baha-
mians can walk the beaches of Guana with-
out being harassed by some guard hired
by these foreigners to keep us off our own
beaches. This fight is not over until the
gates put up on our roads that have been
used by the locals of Guana for hundreds of
years come down. And they can take their
"private property" and "members only"
signs with them! No, this fight is not over
until we can again feel that Guana Cay is
our home again and that we are not treated
like some low life next door to some big
development. You as Bahamians know
what I am talking about! Our motto in the


Save Guana Cay Reef Association has al-
ways been, "RESPECT the LOCALS."
Aubrey Clarke
Great Guana Cay
Abaco, Bahamas




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TREASURE CAY
Restaurant For Sale # 781- Fully equipped & furnished 2,818
s/frestaurant at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity ofapprox., 70. Great location, $517,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed.
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewksds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior design & finishes. Total I 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 Superb3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully
furnished. 3,500 s/f beach front home. NOW $2,200,000.
"Fish Tales' # 808 Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
front home, 3,430 s/f under roofon 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage& dock. $1,725,000.
"Murphy's" 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"- Brigantine Bay # 868 Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canal front 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/fcanal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot.
carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift. $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/f living space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior construction/finishes. From $850,000-
Treasure Cay House- Near Beach # 492-3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/ffurnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Home, Sweet Home" # 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.
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. Golfcart 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.
AtlantisCondo #2209 #770 Elegantly furnished,well
maintained 2 bed,2 bath 2nd level condo on Brigantine Bay.
Includes boat slip & finger dock for 32' boat. $549,000.
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 & golfcart
garage. Overlooks Brigantine Bay, Near beach $499,950.


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TREASURE CAY
Treasure Landings # 600 Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes. Financing Available- $495,000.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 -Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished. Many
extras. Close to beach, marina, golf course. $490,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo # 369 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished
townhouse, ocean views, close to beach, furnished, excellent
rental history. $458,000.
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, I bath, 2 level poolside unit $295,000.
# 985- 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level "turn-key", harbour
front end unit. Refurbished in 2000 $286,500.
# 928- 2 bed, I bath, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.
# 655 -2 bed, I bath with marina view $274,000.
# 455 1 bed, I bath, ground level, poolside $185,900.
Beachfront Parcel # 870 Exceptional 1.58 acres on Ocean
Blvd. 147 beach frontage. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea v iews. $1,678,000.
Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100'
of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $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.
Beachfront Lot # 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 & CanalLot Package #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea ofAbaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
Windward Beach # 999- 12,750 s/f Beachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea of Abaco. All utilities available, great
buildingsite. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 817- Half acre wateri'ont 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 Ql # 845- 25,658 s/f lot, 172' water frontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.


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"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.
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/f canal lot w/130' frontage & dock $392,000.
# 602 15,334 s/f canal corner lot w/197' seawall $334,000.
# 886 12,828 s/f canal lot, 100' sea wall. 50' dock $329,000.
# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage $265,000.
# 597- 11,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea view $265,000.
# 904- 16,345 s/f w/108' water frontage, sea view $119,950.
#811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot, near beach $107,000.
# 998 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot. near beach $ 96,500.
# 567- 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
G/UANA CA Y
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. I 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 roofelevated 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.
NORTH ABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11I 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.
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, Dock access
on both Sea of Abaco and White Sound Harbour. $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.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation. Good
road access. S38,000.
LONG BEACH, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residential Lot # 887 Elevated, hillside corner
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


March 15, 2008


More School News


School From Page 8
about ADHD, Autism, Gifted Assessment
and other assessments for at-risk students.
The principals received the testing referral
forms which they are to fill out for each
student being referred for testing. They
were asked to give their concerns, sugges-
tions and recommendation as to what they
would like to see happen in the way of test-

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ing. Some of the concerns mentioned were
the following:
* concerns with how to teach students who
have been found to have problems
* teaching students who have difficulty ap-
plying concepts
* handling behavioral problems
* lack of conflict resolution skills
* lack of regular speech therapy sessions
* follow up and review of cases after di-


The Teacher of the Year for Abaco was named on March 7 at a luncheon at Wally's Res-
taurant in Marsh Harbour. She was Ms. Rochelle Russell, center, a teacher at Central
Abaco Primary School. She is shown here with Ms. Eunice Mills, left, her principal, and
Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Superintendent. Three finalists were honoured at the lun-
cheon, the other two being Ms. Phillippa Farrington of Abaco Central High School and
Ms. Maria 5 ,t, a- of Amy Robert Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Each school can
name its choice for this honour. The teachers are judged on an extensive set of criteria.
All three finalists will be honoured at a banquet in Nassau when the winner of the national
title will be announced.


AUSiKELL
Advanced Aledi c (i Clinic
Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist
March 15, 2008
Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound
Technician, Echocardiogram
March 15, 2008
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist
March 19, 2008
Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist
March 20, 2008
Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose &
Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea
March 27, 2008
Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician /
Gynecologist
March 29, 2008
For Appointments Call 367-0020


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Marsh Harbour, Abaco
PH: 367-0020


Dr. Antoinette Lightbourne -
Ultrasound
March 29, 2008
Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician,
Asthma and Allergy Testing
March 29, 2008
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children)
March 29, 2007
Mrs. Armbrister Acupuncture NEW
March 29, 2008
Dr. Farquharson General Practice NEW
March 29, 2008

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Hope Town, Elbow Cay
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Starting at $140,000.
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agnosis
A special education unit is needed on
the island and an occupational therapist
to handle children with serious behavioral
problems, who have tantrums, are anti-
social or who suffer from anxiety, read-
ing comprehension or spelling deficiency
, identifying gifted children and ways of
evaluating them, lethargy and apathy in se-
riously obese students, and a need for more
guidance counselors on the island.
Some of the suggestions made were the
following:
* the need for a special services unit on
the island
* a reading specialist
* educating administrators, teachers, and
parents on the different levels of autism,
Downs Syndrome, etc.
* need for teachers' aides
* a need for a Braille instructor for blind
students who are extremely bright.
Recently, Ms. Evans attended a final
meeting where she and the Freeport team
were able to assess the testing sheet she
prepared. Ms. Evans reported that over 260
students were referred for testing which is
a larger number than the Freeport Office
expected. However, the team is scheduled
to begin testing during March. The team is
expected to be on the island for three days
to conduct testing and assess those students
referred. At the conclusion of the tests re-
ports will be prepared and returned to the
Abaco district which will be shared with
those parties concerned. The reports will
include recommendations on how teach-
ers can handle these students better in the
classroom and how to challenge the gifted
learners.


Central Abaco Primary
honors student
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year the Bahamas Primary School
Student of the Year Foundation looks for
the top grade six students in each primary
school across The Bahamas to honor them
for their outstanding achievements. This
year ten-year-old Conrad Cornish was se-
lected to represent Central Abaco Primary
School. Conrad is the son of Eusais and
Mary Cornish of Blackwood. He is pres-
ently the Head Boy at his school, which
is no surprise because he has been a team
leader since grade 4. This young man has
never earned less than a 3.41 GPA since
he started school and has made the princi-
pal's list every year. He has received many
awards in academics.
Conrad is very involved in extracurricu-
lar activities at his school, in his commu-
nity and in his church. He has been active
in the Anchor Club and Junior Junkanoo.
Conrad aspires to graduate as valedictorian
of his class, attend college and become a
business owner of his own of his own me-
chanic shop. He hopes to win a scholarship
from this foundation to get him started on
his way. He plans to attend Forest Heights
Academy in September.
Environmental
Poster Competition
By Mirella Santillo
A St. Francis de Sales School third
grader, Julio Angel Velez, won a poster
competition sponsored by the Florida-Ca-
ribbean Cruise Association. The nine-
year-old Julio created a poster addressing
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the subject A solution to pollution.
All the schools of The Bahamas were
informed of the project in November. Ten
schools from Abaco entered the competi-
tion working with Ms. Millie Dawkins of
the local office of Tourism, who was the
coordinator for the project. She forwarded
the posters to Nassau in time for the Janu-
ary 10th deadline.
Julio was the overall winner for The
Bahamas in the junior category. Young
Julio put The Bahamas among the 14 coun-


tries entering the finals which were held in
Florida. He did not win the international
competition, but on March 5th Mr. Don
Cornish, Director of the Tourism office
presented him with a check for $200 on
behalf of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise
Association for his achievement on the na-
tional level.
He was accompanied by teachers, Mrs.
Fredericks and Mrs. Duverny.
District Sports Day
By Mirella Santillo
The Abaco district high schools held
their annual inter-school field and track


event on February 28th and 29th. Abaco
Central High School, S.C. Bootle High
School, Moore's Island All Age, Agape
Christian School and Forest Heights Acad-
emy entered the competition. St Francis de
Sales School was unable to attend because
of examinations taking place on those
days.
Approximately 150 students competed
in the event. They were divided into three
categories, boys and girls separately: under
15, under 17 and under 20. Track events
included running from 100 meters to 5000
meters and participated in two relays: a 4
x 400m and a 4 xl00m. Field events in-
cluded triple jump, long jump, javelin,
shot put and discus.
Abaco Central won the overall competi-
tion with 963 points, placing first in male
field, male track and second in female
field and female track. S.C. Bootle took
the second place with 951 points, placing


first in female field and female track, ahead
of Moore's Island All Age School. Agape
Christian School took the third place, fol-
lowed by Forest Heights Academy.
Shane Jones, Cordero Albury, Stanley
Guve and Simon Senate from Abaco Cen-
tral won first place for the two relays (4x
100m and 4 x 400m), in the under fifteen
category. Raphael St Hill, Wisnel Elford,
Yevens Pierre won the same events in the
under seventeen category.
Alcindor McIntosh took first place in
shot put in the under fifteen category, while
young (under thirteen) Delano Davis came
first in the 100m, 200m and 400m.
Andrew McIntosh (under 17) won the
800m and the 5000m. The girls did well in
field with Khadijah Stuart (under 15) winning
in shot put, discus, javelin and in the 4x 100

Please see School Page 12


Julio Angel Velez, a third grade student at St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour,
won the junior category in a national poster competition sponsored by the Florida-Carib-
bean Cruise Association. He is being presented with a check for $200 by Don Cornish,
Director of Tourism for Abaco. Millie Dawkins of the Tourism office coordinated the
competition on Abaco. Julio's teachers, Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Duverny, accompa-
nied him to accept the award.


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School From Page 11
relay. Tylin Roker (under 15) won two
races, the 100m and the 200m. Antonille
Rolle (under 18) came first in shot put.
The event was organized and supervised
by Mr. Patrice Charles and Mr. Williams,
both physical education teachers at Abaco
Central.
Forest Heights Academy
Teen Angel is performed
Ponytails, poodle skirts and some of the
original tracks of the great classics of the
fifties were showcased in Forest Heights
Academy Drama Club's performance of
Teen Angel. With the weather threatening
to be the coldest of the year on the evening
of February 28 and 29, a hardy audience
gathered in the Forest Heights' open air
theatre.
The plot wrapped around Peggy, a be-
wildered teen angel (Stephanie Sweeting),


who had to earn her wings from Gabriella
(Antonia Wrigth), an enchanting angel at
Heaven's gate. David (Taj Anderson), a
charming representative of "those below,"
while trying to misguide Peggy actually
helped her to discover her true mission.
With many twists and turns and ironic
moments, Peggy brought together Rick
(James Albury), her saddened boy friend,
and Kate (Aly Boyce), a loveable orphaned
teen who worked at Alices' (Stephanie
Russell) Diner.
Wonderful comic moments were added
to the mix by three pony-tailed girls, Heath-
er (Shannon Thompson), Tiffany (Nicole
Maltarp) and Buffy (Zoe McDaniel), who
relentlessly picked on Kate while extras
(Erin Patterson and Spencer Bethel) also
added life to the diner atmosphere. These
veteran actors of the Drama Club showed
how their time spent on the stage continues
to develop their skills. All gave enjoyable
performances as they naturally slipped into


their roles as teenagers. trolled by Gio Coakley, Reilly McDaniel
The set was created with a split stage of and Chandi Lowe. Meanwhile, Faniesha
Heaven's gate and a 50s diner with scene Please see School Page 15
changes made with the use of lights con-


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Book Review... The Rail and


Locomotive History of the Bahamas


By Jennifer Hudson
A fascinating and informative book on a
largely untouched topic has recently been
added to the list of books available on the
many aspects of The Bahamas past and pres-
ent. "The Rail and Locomotive History of
the Bahamas' was written by Grand Bahama
engineer and businessman, Mr. Darius D.
Williams. This intriguing little book came
about as a result of Mr. Williams' hunt for
a hand-operated pump car to make the front
of his new office building more distinctive.
Mr. Williams' career as a mechanical en-
gineer coupled with an interest in history
which was foreshadowed by his family heri-
tage led to a fascination with railways. His
search for the pump car led him through
three years of extensive research by means
of books, the internet, the archives in Nas-
sau and interviews with many persons who
lived through that period.
The resulting book traces the history of
railroads in The Bahamas from 1856 to the
present. We learn, "Railroads first began
in Britain in the late eighteenth century,
then in the United States of America a
little later, they served as the major impe-
tus for the industrial revolution. Railroads
came to the Bahamas just a few decades
later and, while they did bring with them
change, Bahamian railroads did not play
the same broadening role as they had in
Britain and the United States. In the islands
their impact was more subtle for while, in
a nation comprised of islands, they could
not tie the nation's economy together, they
did modernize certain industries and en-
able them to compete more effectively in
the world market."
The five chapter book gives a compre-


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with a
history
of loco-
motives
used in
the lum-
ber op-
erations
at Nor-
man' s Mr. Danius Williams
Castle
and Wilson City, Abaco, and Pine Ridge,
Grand Bahama. Subsequent chapters cover
the use of railways in the salt industry of
Inagua, where the locomotive history of
The Bahamas ended in the 1960s, the sisal
industry on several islands including Ab-
aco and marine, dock and other rail uses.
"Since paved roads traversing the entire
island only became a reality on Grand Ba-
hama in the early 1970s and on Abaco in
the late 1990s, this made rail use the most
practical form of transportation for haul-
ing loads heavier than that which a mule
or horse and carriage could be expected to
carry," states the author. The book con-
cludes with an interesting chapter on peo-
ple who were involved in the operation of
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upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
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The book is illustrated with numerous
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graphs, diagrams and maps.
Mr. Williams has presented talks and
Power Point presentations on his book
and hopes that it will eventually be used
by schools across the country. The book is
presently available at shops in Nassau and
Grand Bahama and will soon be available
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Hints for Helping
Our Environment
Vehicle Conservation
Regular tune-uos, clean filters
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Viewpoint
I wonder if it was a Bahamian who
coined the phrase "Rules are made to
be broken." What leads me to say this?
Just look around you these days and you
will see laws and rules being flagrantly
ignored every day. Though this is true
not only in The Bahamas, I do feel that
more rules are broken here these days
than in many other places because people
feel that they can get away with it. For
all rules broken, there are consequences,
however, and the larger the transgres-
sion the more serious the consequences.
Everyone knows of the ten basic laws of
life laid down in the 10 Commandments
though not everyone tries to follow, them
resulting in dire consequences as we see
in the terrible escalating crime rate, wars,
infidelity and stealing.
According to the dictionary a rule is "A
principle governing conduct; an authorita-
tive principle set forth to guide behaviour
or actions." Obeying rules makes it easier
for people to lead a more ordered, safe
and peaceful life. Take the traffic situation
these days (especially in Nassau); many
people no longer stop at a red light, adhere
to any speed limits or wait their turn in a
line of traffic, leading to often fatal conse-
quences.
Then there is the problem of litter. Too
many people do not obey the rule of tak-
ing their garbage to the dump. "This rule
does not apply to me," they think so they
dump their old car, fridge, stove or bag
of garbage by the side of the road at night
when no one will see them, thus creating
an unsavory environment for all of us and
one tourists are not going to want to keep
coming to.
On a less drastic note but still very
important is the need to abide by rules


in business and schools. Recently I have
noted two occasions where schools have
been guilty of not adhering strictly to the
rules. What kind of message does this send
to our young people? They see the adults
blatantly ignoring the rules so why are they
going to think they should abide by them?
No wonder society is going downhill.
The recent Juniour Junkanoo was a
great experience, and it was wonderful to
see the young people taking part in this
national tradition and learning new skills.
But they must be taught to play fair. There
are rules very clearly set down as guide-
lines so that all have a fair and equal op-
portunity.
However, Moore's Island School
included instrumentalists not from the
school and also did not have a banner,
both of which are against the rules. This
is still under scrutiny. Also, it was noted
that a certain primary school here in the
capital, (which just happens to be the
largest on the island and placed first)
had adults marching with the children
which is blatantly against the rules of
Juniour Junkanoo. As one of the judges
said, "This school should have been
penalized or disqualified." But was it?
No, a blind eye was turned by the ma-
jority.
Another instance of rules being dis-
regarded occurred at the recent Grade 5
Spelling Bee when a student from the same
school just previously mentioned was al-
lowed to get away with an incorrect spell-
ing. Then at the end of the competition a
different set of rules was used from pre-
vious years without letting other students
and parents know. The incorrectly spelled
word was brought to the attention of the
panel by one of the judges and a parent,


but the mistake was allowed to stand by
the panel. The child who came second and
would possibly have been the winner had
the rules been adhered to had to accept sec-
ond place unfairly. Is he going to feel like
entering again next year? Possibly not. Af-
ter all, why go to the trouble of learning all
of those long lists of words if a child who
misspells a word is allowed to go on and be
awarded the winner's trophy.


This is sending a bad message to young
people. If they see adults flagrantly ignor-
ing the rules, what is going to lead them to
think that they need to obey the rules when
it seems that disobeying the rules pays off?
Much of the family support and guidance
has, unfortunately, disappeared these days.
So if children are not taught discipline and
how to abide by the rules at school, then
we are in for a very bad time.


Amanda's
White Sound, Elbow Cay


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ricky@'erabahamas.com (242) 577-0254 Cell .....p.i..h.ai ..ae


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MARSH HARBOUR TREASURE CAY
242.367.5046 242.577.0298


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242.366.0163


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242.366.0035


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PARROT POINT One-of-a-kind 2.95 acre property
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included in the sale and has a 45 and 60-foot dock.
US$1,895,000.
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+1.242.362.4211


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South From Page 6
Bees. They all worked very hard and made
a good showing on our behalf.
A Read-A-Thon (non-fund raiser) is
in progress to encourage our kids to read
more. It will end on March 17. Prizes will
be given to the student who reads the most
books.
Water works almost finished
Water meters are finally being installed
throughout the settlement and repairs to the
roads are also being taken care of as the
crew completes laying water pipes in each
section of town. Now that the meters are
in, it is the responsibility of individual resi-
dents to connect the lines from the meter
to their homes. We understand that it will
only take a short time for the clear water
to come through the lines, so don't be dis-
couraged. In addition, we have also been
told that the pressure can also be adjusted
at the meters for your individual needs.
Sand Bar will open soon
Cherokee's famous Sand Bar Restaurant
will be opening again just before Easter on
March 22. In the beginning it will open Sat-
urdays and Sundays only for light lunches.


If you have never been there, you will defi-
nitely want to try it out. The food is deli-
cious, the waitresses are mighty pretty and
it's a pure thrill to have your meal while
sitting out over the water in the middle of
the bay. In fact, it's breathtaking.

Bahamasair From Page I
Allowable bags greater than 62 linear
inches $ 65 per bag
Allowable bags greater than 44 pounds
$65 per bag
Any bag oversize and/or overweight
$65 per bag
According to Mr. Van Diah, Deputy
General Manager at Bahamasair, this
change in baggage policy is reflective of
the global change in the airline industry.
Despite the constriction on allowable bag-
gage, Bahamasair policy remains more lib-
eral than its competitors on international
flights. Most international carriers have re-
duced the allowable bags to 50 pounds per
bag with some airlines charging for the first
and second bag while some airlines are not
accepting more than two bags with a weight
in excess of the 50 pounds per bag.
Mr. Van Diah also mentioned that the


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change in the domestic arena will better
equip the passenger to anticipate the ex-
cess charges if applicable. Previously, the
excess baggage charge on domestic routes
was based on a prorate cost of airline tick-
et, but now the charge is a flat $50 for an
extra bag or $65 if the two bags exceed 44
pounds.
Today the airline faces numerous obsta-
cles with facilitating flights with passengers
carrying excess baggage and at times the
airline is forced to charter baggage flights
to follow the passenger aircraft to ensure
the swift delivery of the passenger's bags.
The change in policy is expected to de-
fray these charter costs and reduce lost bag
claims. The airline's Dash 8 fleet baggage
capacity is typically two bags per passen-
ger with a maximum combined weight of
44 pounds. The baggage capacity is fur-
ther restricted with increased stage length
flights and is compounded by the lack of
fuel in a number of Family Islands which
requires the airline to carry return fuel on
departures out of Nassau, thereby further
restricting the baggage carrying capacity.


School From Page 12
Archer made sure everything ran smoothly
backstage.
The setting itself was authentic looking
with black and white linoleum floors, Coco
Cola signs and a glitzy juke box while
Heaven's gate was adorned with starry
skies and clouds with subtle lighting. Re-
becca Strachan, Zoe McDaniel, Faneisha
Archer and Chandi Lowe helped set direc-
tors, Ms. Thomson and Ms. Carroll, in its
creation.
Last Kiss, Rock around the Clock, Pur-
ple People Eater, Teen Angel and Sea of
Love were some of the great songs of the
fifties which set the tone of each scene.
Zack Roberts and Duran Lowe controlled
the music as well as the microphones, com-
pleting the evening's atmosphere.
Directors Leslie Kennedy, Alana Car-
roll and Lori Thompson worked together
with the students every Tuesday after
school and were very proud of the way all
these students put so much effort into mak-
ing this year's play so successful.


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* Can chip up to 18 inch limbs
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SBAHAMA PALM SHORES
L 'vt'l,\ w"fll wanirinte ed CBS liomne
J featuring 3 eedls, 2 baths on corner
Slot 90\ 50. Enclosed & landscaped
property with secluded garden.


TOM CURRY'S POINT
ON THE SEA OF ABACO
Fabulous 2 46 acre private estate with beach Located at the entrance to beau-
ifiul Little HarbuLr. this prpert% features unparalleled views including the Sea
of Abacc and Allantic Ocean. Three pods connecled % th verandahs, comprise
over 3.500 square feet of ling space. Vaulted ceilings %Nithl OIas. SIx bed-
100171ooms f'ou baths, Ilaundr rooni storage, garage. R,0, solar. and generalor sys-
temis. Laindsciaped beaiu(tull, \dith tplcn a l hibiscus, b)ugaintillea, silv ei but- BOOKIES BAY
t lonwv '.od cconi. Ol palms aimnlg others Inclulded are l\o ChI-rokee leep.ls tli a Ti B ar iE B ce re .
Sboat and Yamaha four v heeler. Located in e.luded galed ommllnitv. One of re located
kin!: north of Ihe ple-,tigeous Al.aco Club i
at Winding Bay Excellen! vi.,\\d oi
S the Atlantic 1 5 teel watei frontage.
B #13563 Price: $4,700,000 13639 Price: $1,215,000 1

LITTLE HARBOUR
This lahulous uflering includes 14+ acres ot property situated on Bookies Ba\ <
with 335' of sand\ beach frontage. lust 1.3 of a mile north of the prestigious .
Abaco Club at Winding Ba\ Perched upon the hilltop iele,,irions Liof 60) his
Scottage enjoys unparalleled v.iev. uof the Allantic Ocean from the covered .
porch. One bedroom, I bath cottage plus additional Quest house w\ilh bath. The .
Igardins are filled with beautiful tropical pilanls iand Asiiound the home with "
ilo%ei s. Privacy and secluson in OuLjr o'v.n piece of beachfront paradise LI I A e n rbUr e,-
IS10 inder one acrfp of diret oreard
hont property. Fantastic Atlantic MI
13515 Price: $4,250,000 3 ce in viess.PceI a1 aila:ble Good
PleationI s.Cleared i ready to build '
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAH
Comfortable 3 bed. 3 bath. beach- F. Fabulo
front home on one acre Rela\ & holn
eniuv the Bahamian hlifetvle at its beach
besl.i $, ea (.-
l Atlantic
:t13180 Price: $580,000 1 fl3552
44.


HAMA PALM SHORES
I 3 3hed. l ail, bechifront
vith garage. Open concept
side I,\lng on spicta(-ular
Ocean lot.
Price: $649,000


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1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots in --.
sea side comlnunit\. ()Good elea- .0
tions. qloIetOus Allantic Ocean t-c
N:3 4ienwsIt 2
# #13544 Starting at: $295,000 i.


CASUARINA POINT
Comfortable 2 bed. 2 bath with ies\s of
the Atlantic and beach access ILIs steps
a\va\. Ni('e aleifront community that ha.
all of the essential sen ices.


LASUAKINA POINI
Nice 4 [1b, 4 bath uiishedl homnie on
i'Horgus beachfront vsilh .iess of
\tlantic. Generator. cable, hone, fenced.
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r MURPHY TOWN | TURTLE ROCKS
- Ve rni ce 2 bed, 2 bath home w sith Ne\s.l) built home on over 2.-1 acres
#m 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. v Breathtaking views of Sea of \baco.
#13475 Price: $305,000 #13561 Price: $895,000
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CASUARINA POINT
Fabulous opportunity\ to owvn a piece of
beachfronr properLlr. UncjsilruLaed news
of Atlantic. Bonefishiiing,shellingsnorkel-
ing, jiut lpaadise!
31 3619 Price: $325.000


COOPERS TOWN
OpportLuiintv ivails' 40 acres of
untouched prcpers n ith ni-ice ctppice
growth Hilltop and xatLerfront ideal ior
eside-ntial de elopment.
#13558 Price: $490,000


WATCHING BAY
8+,'- acre. ot beachitront 90' elevations
xith 35 dunes. Fabulous views of Atlantc
and Cherokee Sound. 3 miles to ille
Abao( Club)
13482 Price: $2,185,000
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GREEN TURTLE CAY
-' 1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach-i ,ithl
135 feet of frontage and great elevations
- Th1i. is the last available piece in this area.


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chores Large interior lot close to beach. $55,000 *Little Harbour Interior 1.34 acres, 60' elevations. icean \v'ies. $330,000 d
chores 3 bed,2 bath direct beach access & views. $365,000 *LubbersQuarlers Nice 13.850 sq. tt. lot. Electric:telephone available. $455,000 '
chores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available. $24,000 *Marnies Landing \Vareifront lot in pirate communiht.Electli, axailable$845,000
wo half acre lots 100' each of seafront. $115,000 *Treasure Cay Elevated lot, offering golfing deep-sea tishng boating. $ 90,000 .....
d Quiet and private area, lots available. Starting at $138,000 *Treasure Cay Lot I 0u+.-ft. ot x atenrront with southeast exposure. $350,000
'ly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip$925,000 *Yellow Wood Beautiful hilltop lot oueilooking Winding Ba, $150,000 -
mfortable 2 bed, 1 bath Bahamian style home. $260,000 *Casuarina PoinI & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available
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Secluded North End of Elbow Cay oceanfront Oceanfront lot 1/2+ acre, suitable for main New custom home overlooking historic Hope Town 5 bed / 4 bath ocean front turn
villa 2/bed and 2/bath with incredible sunrises, and guest cottage, ad-jacent to private Hope Town Harbour, 2 bed/2 bath with key home on beautiful sandy beach, located
short distance to Hope Town settlement, and Dor-ros Cove community at south end of dock. Turn key and recent rental history, north of historic Hope Town settlement.
great rental potential. $ 600000 Elbow Cay, close to restaurant and marina Open decking, beautiful decor and excellent
S9 9000 'rental history.


I AI UIL I EKALI ESTTES
Little Orchard, Marsh Harbour 2 bedroom/2 5 single family homes overlooking the Sea
bath house, perfect family home or excellent of Abaco all with private deeded dock slips.
rental potential. Located close to restaurants, Excellent rental history, and just minutes to
marina and beach $ 6 historic Hope Town or Tahiti Beach, starting
at

Turnkey home on Sea of Abaco in private Hilltop ki
Marnies Creek with 3 dock slips (60', 35', in White
and 25') 3 bed/3 bath and I bed/I bath dock slil
apartment. Newly upgraded kitchen Abaco ai
with all stainless appliances and granite
counters. Huge pool with 70 foot deck OCE
ideal for entertaining and watching the SOUN
sunsets. Please call for an appointment. Lots #1.
3 0,0 oWhite So


Spectacular sunsets at this 3 Bed/3 Bath
home on the Sea of Abaco in private Dor-
ros Cove community. Wrap around decks,
incredible elevation and large private dock.


PLANE to SEA
Hope Town harbour, beautiful home with
large private dock, 4 Bed/4 Bath. Excellent
rental potential. Offered at ,00


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March 15 2008


The Abaconian


Section B Page 17









Sports News


Tennis, Anyone?
By Mirella Santillo
After being dormant for a few years in
the Marsh Harbour area, tennis is experi-
encing a new revival with several clinics
and workshops being offered for children
and adults.
Mr. Bobby Russell, who used to teach
students a few years ago on the Forest
Heights Academy's tennis courts, is once
again doing so on Mondays and Tuesdays


after school. At 3:30 p.m. every Monday,
a group of seven to eight children with
previous knowledge of the game gather on
the tennis court to practice their forehand,
backhand and position.
On Tuesday afternoons a group of most-
ly beginners are taught the basics of the
game, from handling a racket to the way of
receiving the ball. On both days Mr. Rus-
sell's son, five years old, Robert Daunte, is
on the court practicing. Mr. Russell proud-


ly mentioned that his son loves to play and
takes every opportunity to practice whether
on a court with his dad or throwing balls
against a wall.
When not teaching tennis in Marsh Har-
bour, Mr. Russell teaches at Winding Bay
where he is in charge of the Kids' Camp.
Tennis is only one of the activities he
practices there with the kids; sailing, div-
ing and golf are among the other outdoors
programs the vacationing children may get
involved in.
However, tennis is the game Mr. Russell
would like to see more children learning.
He convinced his employers, the Abaco
Club at Winding Bay, to allow the children
of Cherokee to use the club's tennis facil-
ity and to sponsor them with rackets and
tennis balls. His goal is to bring the chil-
dren of Abaco to a competition level.


Mr. Russell who is married to Central
Abaco Primary School's teacher of the
year, Mrs. Rochelle Russell, said that they
both love kids and feel very fortunate that
their jobs allow them to work with young
people. He would like to remind students
that not only basketball or soccer can win
them a scholarship, but so does tennis. He
cited the case of one of his former student,
Sherell Carey, who won a scholarship
through her tennis playing.
Mr. Russell also gives lessons to adults
at any level. For people wanting to play,
they can use the tennis courts at Forest
Heights for a $35 per year membership fee
when they are not in use by the school.
To discuss lessons with Mr. Russell, meet
him at that school on Monday or Tuesday
afternoons or call him at 367-3808.


Bobby Russell is very pleased with the progress the students are making in learning to
play tennis. He feels that besides being a great sport, students have a good chance at
getting tennis scholarships to help with college expense.


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Victorian gingerbread woodwork


By Mirella Santillo
Visitors to New Plymouth in Green Tur-
tle Cay and other Loyalist towns notice the
quaint Victorian houses trimmed in fancy
woodwork, a legacy left by the Loyalist
founders.
An ardent admirer of the Victorian
era, well known artist, Mr. Alton Lowe,
decided to revive the gingerbread house
style when he built his house 26 years ago.
Whom to ask if not his brother, a cabinet
maker by trade, who was making ginger-
bread woodwork in his spare time and who
shared his goal of making New Plymouth
into a historic site?
So to indulge his
sibling's request, Mr.
Leonard Lowe, who
was then living and
working in Milwau-
kee, produced 1260
pieces of gingerbread
trims and balcony
railings and shipped


them to New Plymouth where they were
fitted to the house. And what a spectacular
result it was!
While displaying a couple of pieces he
had just made, Mr. Leonard Lowe explained
that gingerbread trims are usually made of
cedar, cypress or redwood. These woods
do rot and are insect resistant and therefore
perfect for outside use. Each piece is usual-
ly four to six inches wide by 28 inches high.
Pieces are then fitted together into sections
that make a pattern. There are a multitude
of patterns to choose from, he said, as "in
the old time" each carpenter used to cre-
ate a pattern that
identified him. Mr.
Leonard Lowe,
who came back
home about six
years ago, is com-
ing up with his own
pattern, probably a
turtle or a coconut,
he explained.


Since he came back,
"Lenny" Lowe, as most
of the residents call him,
started restoring some of
the old houses until he was
approached by Mr. Doug
Poland, the developer of the
Leeward Club, a resort lo-
cated in Black Sound. Mr.
Lowe and Mr. Poland flew
together to Key West to
identify some of the patterns
they wanted to use for the
houses planned in the de- |
velopment. They explained
that each house built in old *
Bahamian style, will have a
different pattern. The hous- Mr. Lenny L
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bread balconies and corner
pieces. They are also fitted with perma-
nent, decorated, hurricane shutters and its
windows are topped by "eyebrows," all
giving it a definite old time charm.


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The Abaconian


March 15, 2008


Hope Town District Council
Council Meeting 28 Feb 08
Councillors discussed various options for
providing a Council office in Man-O-War
when the secretary makes her weekly visit
there to distribute building permit applica-
tions or accept applications for review.
Man-O-War Councillors said the library
was ideal as it was centrally located and
at the complex where the school, post of-
fice and Batelco are located. It is used in-
frequently by other government agencies
collecting payments or distributing pension
checks. This includes BEC and National
Insurance.
However, the library has no restroom
which was considered a desirable feature.
Members felt that the restroom in the ad-
joining school was close enough to serve
this requirement. However, the secretary
was not comfortable disturbing the school
children. Hope Town Councillors asked if
the secretary could use the private clinic
once a week as her office. It is now used
one day a month by the government doctor
and perhaps two days a month by private
doctors. Man-O-War members were ada-
mant that the clinic was too far away and
the library was the optimal choice.
Hope Town members were amused that
the clinic was too far considering that ev-


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eryone in Man-O-War uses a golf cart and
the extra distance might be a block from
the Library.
A previous building rented for Council
matters was taken from Council's use as
rent was not being paid and is now housing
a private school.
Guana Cay has a small harbour front
building used randomly by various gov-
ernment agencies. The Guana Council-
lor asked for a chair, desk and phone to
make a functional office for the secretary's
weekly visit to Guana Cay.
During the budget review for the fis-
cal year beginning July 1, 2008 June 30,
2009, it was observed that Hope Town has
requested $26,400 for maintaining public
grounds, road verges and school grounds.
There are four cemeteries in Hope Town.
Man-O-War has requested $15,600 for pub-
lic grounds, road verges, school grounds
and their single cemetery.
No funding of this nature has been provid-
ed for Guana Cay either in the recent past or
the next fiscal year. The Guana Cay Coun-
cillor asked that $20,000 be included for
Guana Cay's public grounds, road verges,
school grounds and cemetery. Guana Cay is
geographically the largest of the three-island
district. It presently has the lowest popula-
tion but this is changing dramatically as the
Baker's Bay project comes on-line.
Residential garbage collection is the
single largest expense for each of the three
towns with present and requested funding
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Central Abaco
District Council
Central Abaco Town Planing 25 Feb 08
Board members and the Administrator
held extensive discussions about recent ap-
provals for a steel building and dock on
Marsh Harbour's waterfront. It appeared
to members that the approval process was
circumvented with the permits granted ex-
peditiously.
Discussions brought out several conten-
tious issues:
It is acknowledged that docks can only
be approved by the docks committee in
Nassau which takes into consideration the
recommendation of the Local Government
Port Authority. This mandated approval
process may take several years to get an
approval. It is also believed that some
docks are granted a construction permit ei-
ther locally or within an accelerated time
frame.
Although the dock approval process
does not fall within the jurisdiction of
Town Planning, the members are aware of
irregularities in the approval process.


Town Planning members had earlier de-
ferred a decision on a steel building slated
for the harbour front and referred the mat-
ter to Council. However, the next sched-
uled Council meeting was unable to act as
there was not a quorum.
The Administrator admonished the
Town Planning members for shirking their
duty in not making a decision originally and
passing the issue to Council. Town Plan-
ning members were appointed by Council
to make these decisions and relieve Coun-
cil of this burden.
Subsequently, the administration al-
lowed the permit for the metal building to
be issued since the local approval process
was not being responsive.
During the extensive discussion, Town
Planning members listed other buildings
which have had permits issued but which
do not appear in the Town Planning min-
utes.
Other irregularities related to permits
being issued by Town Planning but which
may not have been posted for public review
prior to being issued a building permit.
It would appear from the discussions
and suggestions that ensued that the ap-

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proval process may need to be reviewed
with a view to the system being more re-
sponsive to the community's needs.
Crossing Beach Condominium
appeal heard by Min. Collie
The Central Abaco District Council met
with the Minister for Local Government,
Mr. Sidney Collie, and two of his Nassau
staff, Mr. Donald Cash and Permanent
Secretary Harrison Thompson on February
29. The session was closed to the public
with only Council members and the owner
of the project and his representatives pres-
ent.
Apparently the Chief Councillor for
Central Abaco spoke briefly supporting
the original decision of the Council. It is
understood that Mr. Emerick Knowles,


owner, developer and Nassau attorney
made a three-hour presentation defending
the project, showing that it met all the re-
quirements and refuting the charges that
their submissions to Town Planning were
flawed.
The hearing concluded with a decision
expected in two or three weeks after the
files are reviewed and the Minister con-
sults with his staff.
This impending decision, either approv-
ing or refusing the original decision, will
be final as provided for under the Local
Government Act. Any further action must
be made by application to the Supreme
Court.
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At the conclusion of the Crossing Beach
Condominium appeal by the Minister for
Local Government, the various councils on
Abaco submitted their proposed budgets to
the Minister for review as required by the
Local Government Act. This review does


not imply that requests for increases will
be met but is to give the Minister a better
understanding of local needs and any re-
sulting financial difficulties. The final bud-
get requests are reviewed later this spring


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process allows the Minister to better de-
fend the budget requests when presented to
Cabinet.
A recurring item that bore scrutiny were
wage increases for local government staff.
Increases were often found to be in excess
of standard annual government increments
which is three percent annually. Another
flaw surfaced for employees being paid
less than the legal minimum annual wage
of $10,700 annually. Wages for all local
government employees are to be reviewed
and corrective measures taken.
A consistent request by the different
Councils related to increased funding for
garbage collection. This issue is clouded
by the impending opening of the new solid
waste landfill and the lack of information
on operating procedures, funding and the
impact on local government garbage re-
sponsibilities.
The Minister and his staff often men-
tioned that budget increases up to eight per-
cent receive less scrutiny. Increases above
eight percent must be accompanied by
extensive justification and explanation and
arre likely to be refused. This is for
expenses other than salaries and wages.
Dundas Town Committe March 4
Meeting with Haitian Leaders
By Samantha V. Evans
The Dundas Town Town Committee
met with leaders of the Haitian committee.
Attending the meeting was Pastor Raynald
Olibrice, President and Lezette Pubien,


Secretary. The Committee is made up of
representatives from all of the Haitian
churches on Abaco. Pastor Olibrice stated
that his committee is looking to address
some the same problems that the Dundas
Town committee is concerned about so he
was happy that Administrator Cephas Coo-
per encouraged both parties to meet. He is
very concerned about some of the things
going on in the Haitian communities and is
looking for ways to make things better for
all of them. He feels that Local Govern-
ment is not concerned about what goes on
in the Haitian community but was very en-
couraged by this connection made tonight.
The first area his committee wants to ad-
dress is the state of the Central Pines Cem-
etery. They formed this committee to make
it easier for them to get things done. Once
they were formed and united as a body,
members of their leadership team met with
Mr. Cooper to see how they could restore
and maintain the cemetery. They, too, want
to see it cleaned up so that the dead can be
buried the right way. To date, anyone can
still go and dig a hole and bury the dead,
no questions asked or permission granted,
Pastor Olibrice stated. This has to stop so
they wanted local government to know that
they were there to help to get this cem-
etery regulated so that whoever wants to
bury their loved ones there will have to go
through the Administrator's office or the
Local Government office for permission.
Chairman Williams thanked the members
for coming and legitimizing their connec-
tion. He told them that his committee has
already gotten a lot done including the sur-
veying of the 10 acres of land. They have
also put a tender out for the maintenance
of the property, the building of a bound-


ary wall and building a proper entrance to
the property so that it is accessible from
Central Pines Estate and not the S.C. Boo-
tle Highway as many persons now believe.
Pastor Olibrice suggested that they con-
sider starting a burial society to assist with
many of the expenses that come along with
burying the dead. In fact, his committee
has already started one among themselves
because many of their people are unable to
bury their dead financially. So this society
can now assist them and all they have to do
is pay an annual fee. So far, members of
the Haitian community have come together
to help each other in this effort, but they
are hoping that they can work along with
Local Government to make what they are
trying to do much easier and affordable for
everyone.
Many concerns were expressed by both
parties including the way the dead should
be buried in The Bahamas, that is, under
the surface and not on top of the ground as
is presently done. This was well received
and respected by both parities.
Administrator Cooper expressed his
gratitude to the president for making this
meeting a priority for his committee. He


stated that if the Dundas Town Town
Committee decides to let them join them
in this restoration effort where the Central
Pines Cemetery is concerned, then the ex-
penses that have been and will be incurred
would have to be shared. At the close of
the meeting a sub-committee made up of
Pastor Olibrice, Mrs. Pubien, Commit-
tee Members Sonith Lockhart and d'Shan
Maycock was formed to further investigate
the needs of this cemetery and to ensure
that all matters are properly addressed and
communicated to both committees. At the
conclusion of this portion of the meeting
the guests were dismissed and the Dundas
Town Township Committee discussed oth-
er matters including completed projects,
upcoming projects, concerns and queries
as well as the financial report. The meet-
ing was lively and informative.
Marsh Harb. Town Committee Mar 5
Various road signs were authorized last
October by Council and are now beginning
to appear at intersections in the towns.
Funding was approved for a drain in a
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Local Gov. From Page 22
low area of Cove Estates which frequently
floods. Standing water will be routed into
the adjoining Nogi Swamp.
A request for additional speed bumps in
Cove Estates was deferred by the Adminis-
trator who said these must be approved by
Works in Nassau and when approved must
conform to national standards.
The Marsh Harbour road maintenance
crew is assisting Tourism in reopening a
historic pathway extending Soldier Road to
the coast on Marsh Harbour's East side.
Central Abaco Council 10 March 08
A marathon four hour meeting was no-
table for a lack of substantive issues. It was
a continuation of a meeting initiated Febru-


ary 29 after presenting budget requests to
the minister.
Extensive discussions centered on
employees presently earning less than
the mandated minimum annual wage of
$10,700 and the required corrective mea-
sures. Approximately 28 persons will be
receiving a lump sum in March. Their final
four months of this fiscal year will be paid
$891.66 monthly as required. Depending
on circumstances, some employees may
receive a lump sum slightly over $600 in
March.
It was noted that the employment condi-
tions of the entire local government staff
throughout the country are under review
with a view to standardizing their employ-
ment status, pay scales, annual increments
and other issues.
A presentation by the contractor mak-
ing the road signs for Central Abaco was
heard. This was followed with extensive


discussions on the subject. Apparently,
he was given approval in October and he
began making signs. Council subsequently
had second thoughts on the financial ar-
rangements and changed the terms without
notifying him. He has received payments
monthly nearly totaling the original re-
quest.
The signs are needed and efforts are un-
derway to resolve outstanding issues.
Other issues either approved or which
require further action were:
Approved funding for materials for a
carpentry shop at the high school pending a
materials list and appropriate quotes.
Replacing an air conditioner at the
high school computer room with an iden-
tical unit was approved. Labour costs are
being reviewed as it was felt that replace-
ment with an identical unit would require
minimal labour.
Repairing the security fencing at the


airport was approved subject to a review
of the cost of fencing.
Removing the musician's stand outside
Immigration at the Marsh Harbour airport
was tentatively approved as it is rotten and
somewhat redundant now that the entire
area has a new roof.
The need to regularly clean the road
verges in the vicinity of the Marsh Har-
bour dump was acknowledged. Issuing a
contract or hiring employees is being in-
vestigated.
Additional funding for supervision at
the Central Abaco dump site was acknowl-
edged with the huge amounts of trash and
garbage now deposited there daily. This is
under consideration but there is confusion
because of the impending opening of the
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Club News


The Rotary Club
By Mirella Santillo
On the agenda of most Rotary weekly
meetings are guest speakers, usually prom-
inent people in their fields with insight of
the community. Three of this year's speak-
ers all expressed the concern they felt about
education, environment or social problems
which they all thought should be addressed
by all in the communities.
The first speaker this year was the Su-
perintendent of Abaco schools, Mrs. Leno-
ra Black, who spoke about the challenges
faced by the Department of Education on
Abaco. She expressed her concerns about
the low numbers of Bahamians in teaching
positions. Although she praised the numer-
ous expatriate teachers who account for a
great part of the teaching staff, she would
like to see more Bahamians dedicated to
education as it is her opinion that the is-
land's culture might be lost if not taught in
the schools by Bahamians. Mrs. Black is
also concerned with the students' lack of
respect towards adults, the rising violence
in the high schools and the limited partici-
pation of parents.
On February 5th Dr. Livingston Mar-
shall, Environmental Consultant for Bak-
er's Bay since 2005, outlined the policy of
that company towards the environment. He
claimed that from the beginning, Baker's
Bay decided to change the paradigm for the
way developers treated the environment by
setting very high standards. He explained
that the University of Miami monitors the
reef and the shallows to make the company
aware of any changes. Baker's Bay Resort
has its own waste management system and
the golf course drains inwards to keep the
chemicals from the sea. The marina will be


totally "Blue Flag," he assured the group,
and turtles and native plants are being pro-
tected. But, stressed Dr. Marshall, not
only developers must show stewardship
towards protecting the environment. All
of us have a role to play. We must regard
the environment as "ours," not "theirs."
Among the things we must do is replenish
the natural environment, particularly the
flora, preserve the island's resources and
share lessons learnt.
On February 19th Ms. Vanessa Scott,
manager of two Royal Bank of Canada's
branches, took the stand to talk about the
ills of our society such as lack of respect,
teen-age pregnancy, abuse and school vio-
lence. The culprits in most of the cases,
said Ms. Scott, is the lack of parental in-
volvement, parents who let their children
be brought up in front of a television, re-
ceiving the wrong messages about sex and
violence. She reminded the audience that
as parents and members of the community,
we all have a role to play by setting the ex-
ample as to what we say, do or advise.
JA's visit Sybil's House
By Mirella S tillo
On March 8th a group of the BEC spon-
sored JA students visited the residents
of Sybil's House in Dundas Town. Five
of them, Davina Knowles, Nigel Thomp-
son, Ray Jay Sands, Kekhira Saunders
and Vincea Coakley, accompanied their
President, Patrick McIntosh, to the older
people's home taking with them food items
and goodwill. Although the food was ap-
preciated, the more important aspect of the
visit, according to Patrick McIntosh, was
the time that the young people spent with
them socializing, listening to their stories
and taking photographs.


Church Women
By Samantha V. Evans
The women of Grace Baptist Church held
three training sessions during the month of
February to help them to become better
stewards for the Lord. The purpose of the
training was to provide the women with op-
portunities to develop and strengthen their
walk with God, grow in Christ-likeness,
groom and encourage the younger women,
discover and use their spiritual gifts, love
and serve others, reflect the beauty of the
Lord and to commit to a standard of excel-
lence in their Christian walk.
The first session was held on February
11th when they addressed the impact of
the Spirit Realm in their lives. The topics
discussed included the Power of Prayer,
Praise and Worship, and Daily Study of
God's Word. On February 18th the second


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Towards Others and Fellowship with Other
Christians. The third and final session was
held on February 25th and it addressed the
Physical Realm. The topics discussed in-
cluded God's People and Nutrition, Eating
for Good Health, and Physical Exercise.
On March 2nd the training climaxed
with a church service at Grace Baptist
Church where the speakers were Mother
Evelyn Henfield and Sister Jennifer John-
son. All participants received certificates
during the service. The presenters for the
workshops were Beatrice Moxey, Sandy
Edwards, Donnalee Reckley, Daphenie
Hall, Lenora Black, and Nurse Brown.
The training session was coordinated by
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SURGEON RETURNS HOME

Dr. Dane A. Bowe returns to The Princess Margaret
Hospital after six years of post-graduate Orthopaedic
Surgery Training. This native Bahamian is a Canadian
trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who is the first Bahamian
with Fellowship Training in Arthroplasty of the hip and
knee. Arthroplasty comprises replacing diseased hip
and knee joints with artificial ones to enable patients
to continue with their activities of daily living. Dr. Bowe
is also trained in Adult reconstructive surgery & has
some experience in tumor surgery,
Dr. Bowe's early education began in The Bahamas where he attended Queen's College
In New Providence, and later St.Paul's College In Grand Bahama. He then went to the
renowned Mander Portman Woodward tutorial school in London England where he
completed the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) Ordinary and Advanced levels
in the science subjects,
He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at McGill University,
Montreal Canada from 1987 to 1990, then went on to medical school at the University
of The West Indies (U.W.1) in Kingston Jamaica. At U.W.I. he met his wife, was elected
class president and graduated with Honors in Anatomy. In 1995 Dr. Bowe began his
internship at The Princess Margaret Hospital (PM.H.) and soon became a senior House
Officer in the Department of Surgery. He was given several awards at RM.H for outstanding
service and dedication In Orthopaedics. The most significant was the In-Service Training
Award from the Public Hospitals Authority Board after successfully obtaining one of three
positions at Dalhousie University Orthopaedic training program in January 2002.
At Dalhousie University, Dr. Bowe was made Lecturer in The Division of Orthopaedics
and awarded membership into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical
Society. This membership is bestowed upon two persons per year based on academic
merit. Dr. Bowe thought it ironic that the other person elected to receive this award also
happened to be his mentor, Professor Renn Holness of Neurosurgery.
Worthy of mention also is that Dr. Bowe is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic
Association, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and
a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America .His training comes at an
appropriate time as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has dedicated this
decade for bone and joint surgery. Dr. Bowe would like to thank: Dr. Colleen Fitzoharles
(wife), Doreen Seymour-Marche (mother), Kevin Marche (step father), Kenneth D. Bowe
(father), Darron A. Bowe (twin brother), Flossle 'Tiny' Seymour (grandmother), Barry and
Bria Seymour, Beverley Finley, Nigel and Carlos Bowe, Joan Bowe-McKay, Visna Bowe-
Mackey and Charles Mackey, Dallas, Anthony and Lisa Ritchie, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd
Fitzcharles, Simone and Lisa Fitzcharles, Dywan and Dr. Dale Rodgers, Anne Edwards
(relatives), Denzella Rolle, Edward Hoffer for giving him inspiration to obtain post-graduate
training, Drs. Tracey Roberts, Martin Brown ,Delton Farquharson, Freeman Lockhart,
Colin Bullard and James Iferenta (friends), Drs. Robert Gibson, Robin Roberts, Duane
Sands, Locksley Munroe, Williamson Chea, Glen Beneby, Patrick Whitfield, Hubert Minnis.
Magnus Ekedede, David Barnett, Mai Hestmo, Willard Thompson, Rally Butler, Barrington
McCartney, Charles Diggis (mentors), Renn Holness and Michael Gross (professors) for
their support over his 17 years of training and for making It possible for him to reach this
milestone in his life.
Dr. Bowe is married to Dr. Colleen Fitzcharles, a Bahamian, who is at the final stages
of completing her Plastic Surgery training at Dalhousie University. They will be the country's
first husband and wife surgeons at P.M.H. Congratulations to this son of the soil.


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Port Department


Public Notice



REGISTRATION OF

FOREIGN CHARTER YACHTS

It has been brought to this Department's attention that there are a
number of foreign vessels conducting Charters within Bahamian waters,
without following the proper Registration procedures in order to do so.

The Boat Registration Act, states that:

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

No persons shall act as Master of a boat required to be registered un-
der this Act (hereinafter in the Act referred to as "a boat for hire") unless
and until he has obtained a licence from the New Providence Port Author-
ity so to do.

Be advised that the maximum penalty for Foreign Vessels operating
without a valid Certificate of Registration, and an unlicensed Master, is
five thousand dollars or one year imprisonment or both such imprison-
ment and fine. In addition to the penalties mentioned ANY vessel may be
ordered forfeited.

If you wish to engage in charters in The Bahamas, you may contact
the following offices for copies of the Boat Registration (Yacht) Rules,
1992:
The Port Department, Nassau Telephone: (242) 322-8832
Fax: (242) 322-5545
The Port Department, Grand Bahama Telephone: (242) 352-9163
Fax: (242) 351-4538
The Port Department, Abaco Telephone: (242) 367-2934
Fax: (242) 367-0041
Signed
Captain Anthony J. Aliens


PORT CONTROLLER


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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 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. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal: $245,237.00
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of
the subdivision known and designated as St. Andrews Beach Estates,
the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an
approximately 12 yr. old duplex apartment consisting of approximately
2,072 sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom I-
bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one bedroom,
I-bath, living /dining rooms 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 the yard is enclosed with
chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St. Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then first
right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Lot No. I Western Shores Appraisal $753,570

lot #1 of the subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
II, the said subdivision situated in the Western District of
e 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 Y bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of
the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming pool. The yard is enclosed
with walls.
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go past Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near Tusculum
Subdivision and painted all white.

Must Sell Lot No. 597 Gardens Appraisal: $133,395
All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq. ft
a being lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known
as Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is
situated in the southern district of New Providence,
S Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 26 year
old single family residence consisting of approximately
1,510 sq. ft of enclosed living space, with 3 bedrooms
including master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living/dining
rooom, kitchen and utility room. Th e residence also
consists of a front porch and two patios.
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. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway and
walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain link fencing.
Traveling west on Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left, the subject property is the 5th property left
situated between Zris Court and the Richie Court, painted white trimmed yellow.

Lot No. 382 Winton Meadows Appraisal: $351,044
All that piece, parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300
sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as
Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern
District of the island of New Providence, Bahamas. This
property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence
with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting
of approximately 2,675 sq. ft of enclosed living area, front
porch 198 sq. ft., back patio 380 sq. ft The building is a two
am storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is
comprised of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, inclusive of a master
S bedroom suite upstairs, foyer, front room, dining room, family
room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen
downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other
amenities. Quality of construction: average. Standard of maintenance: average. Effective age: seven year (7) The land is on flat terrain;
however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather conditions, including
annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees and
a concrete garden/storage shed which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain link fencing and
concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings and metal gates at the front and back.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive pass the street light at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto
Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then Ist right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige
trimmed white.


New Providence Properties

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, 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 Traveling South on East Street to the
junction of Soldier Road, make a left at the light, then turn
k j right into Kennedy Subdivision. Go all the way to T-junction,
a 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-
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. 1056 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $144,977
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot
No. 1056 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 10 yr. old single family
residence consisting of approximately 1,205 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with 3 bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, linen
closet, living and dining rooms, kitchen and covered front
porch. The land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding the grounds are fairly kept.
Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn
right at Thatch Palm Street, turn left onto Rosewood Street.
The subject property is the second on the right hand side
painted blue trimmed white.
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 comprising of382 sq. ft with bath, kitchen, living/dining room. The
Island 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.



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
I 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
e Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately
164.70 sq. ft This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land
is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
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.


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Craufish season ends on March 31. Fishermen are going out for crawfish as much as
they can for the remainder of the season. This is the Leopard, a crawfish mother boat
belonging to Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers, with the small outboard boats
breaking away from the main boat. The grouper ban was over on February 28 so fisher-
men are again allowed to fish for Nassau grouper. The grouper ban went into effect on
December 1. This protects the grouper during spawning season.


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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
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
X5 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.





New Providence Vacant Property

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

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

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

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.


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, I IB 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."
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.

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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March 15, 2008


Ulcwpobinf.

By Stone McEwan
Now that the smoke is cleared and the
dust has settled, I wish to add my two cents
to the most recent election debacle in our
country. The Bahamian electorate needs to
ask themselves why, in the 21st century,
are there disputes about the outcome of
elections? Why are so many of our citi-
zens still placed in a predicament whereby
how they voted is exposed to so many eyes
- first when they vote at the station, then
when the first count is undertaken and fi-
nally during the too frequent election court
cases? Why it is that none of our elected
officials and community leaders, regard-
less of their political convictions, has ever
lobbied to have the system and process in-
vestigated for flaws and management defi-
ciencies? Why is no one ever charged or
held responsible for these serious infrac-
tions to our so-called democratic process?
In 2002 other like-minded true Baha-
mian patriots and I challenged the undem-
ocratic electoral process used in The Ba-
hamas. Seeking fairness for all Bahamian
voters, we took our concerns all the way
to the Privy Counsel. Another great Baha-
mian, Chief Justice of The Bahamas, Sir
Burton Hall, agreed that attaching a voter's
card number to their ballot is undemocratic
and infringes on our constitutional right to
privacy. His historic ruling was passed the
morning on the eve of the 2002 elections.
However, it was to be short-lived.
That same night, just like thieves and
other evil-doers who prefer to use the
cover of darkness to conceal their activi-
ties and identities, our leaders took actions
to ensure that the first step on the road to
meaningful political freedom was snatched


from the people a midnight ruling in the
Court of Appeal overturned and stole Sir
Burton's gift to the Bahamian electorate.
Adding insult to injury, the leader of the
Court of Appeal said that the Bahamian
people are too corrupt and politically im-
mature to have an untraceable vote. This
she said of a nation that is among the eco-
nomic leaders in the Caribbean region as
well as a country proclaiming to be filled
with the Holy Ghost. The significance of
Mrs. Sawyer's statement continues to elude
me to this day because my entire case was
built on not trusting those who are respon-
sible for the process and the securing of the
ballots after an election.
What are the responsibilities of Mr.
Errol Bethel, our Parliamentary Commis-
sioner, and his staff during the five years
between elections? Who is accountable for
rectifying the deficiencies and problems
identified during an election so they are not
repeated in subsequent elections? There are
less than 200,000 registered voters in The
Bahamas.
Why is it that they cannot be properly
identified and an accurate register produced
before an election? What Mr. Bethel, our
leaders from all sides of the political divide
and we have tolerated in our elections is
disgraceful. Why have persons) who have
perpetrated election fraud not been brought
before the courts and severely dealt with
especially given that some of our mothers
and fathers, sons and daughters as well
as brothers and sisters, have been sent to
prison for much less?
We provide more training for the Junk-
anoo judges in our country than we do
for the people who oversee our elections


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and work at the polling stations. Many of
our poll workers have never seen, much
less read the Gazette (book) with our elec-
tion rules, laws and procedures. There is
something terribly wrong with this picture.
Where are our priorities? Like The Baha-
mas, Canada is a Commonwealth country
and is classified as a developed or high-in-
come economy. With a population in the
tens of millions, they use a voting process
identical to ours, with one exception. Be-
fore the voter's ballot is cast, the presiding
officer removes the section/counterfoil with
the voter's number and destroys it, ensur-
ing complete secrecy on how the person
has voted. Also in Canada cries of election
fraud and disputes over the results are rare.
If such situations arise, the entire process
is conducted again in that constituency.
Meanwhile, in The Bahamas, some citi-
zens are disenfranchised because the system
makes it possible for others to know how
they voted, resulting in their not participat-
ing in the elections. It would also be very
informative for the Parliamentary Com-
missioner to publicize how many Bahami-
ans who are eligible to vote and do not do
so. Has this been done to maintain control
over us through our vote? A cynic might
believe ours is a wicked system configured


to benefit the few power hungry politicians
rather that the people. Think about it. If
our elected officials had no way of know-
ing who voted for them and who did not,
they would then have to serve their entire
constituency without favor and be produc-
tive if they wish to be reelected.
In the January 21, 2008, edition of the
Nassau Guardian Mr. Craig Butler, an at-
torney, said, "We need electronic ballot-
ing." Mr. Butler, I disagree. We only need
to adhere to the existing procedures, prop-
erly train and educate the persons involved
in the process, levy stiff penalties and
mandatory jail time for all those who break
the election laws, reinstate and uphold Sir
Burton's 2002 ruling, and appoint a com-
petent Parliamentary Commissioner who is
committed to ensuring a fair and innova-
tive electoral process. Problems solved.
In the very same publication, Mr. Steve
McKinney claimed, "When they count
them, [the ballots] this will not lead to any
kind of corruption." Mr. McKinney, have
you, or anyone you know, ever witnessed
or heard of the destruction of ballots after
an election? If you have, please share this

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Section B Page 29


Community tourism is introduced to entrepreneurs


By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Tourism has many
initiatives on the table to help businesses
better meet the needs and demands of the
industry and one of those initiatives is
Community Tourism. On March 6th the
Abaco Tourism office held an information
meeting with a focus group at the Tour-


ism training center to inform them of the
way forward. The purpose of Community
Tourism is to find better ways for com-
munities to sustain the tourism product on
Abaco. Even though arrivals are up, the
season is still down because tourists are
spending less money. Mr. Don Cornish,
Abaco's Director of Tourism, explained.


Vewpoint From Page 28


information with your listening public and
me. Also, if you can find out when and
where the ballots from the previous elec-
tion are to be destroyed, please inform us
of the same. The leader of the Court of
Appeals suggested Bahamians are corrupt-
ible. Do you truly trust some of our power
hungry, self-serving politicians with ac-
cess to this all- powerful information and,
in your heart of hearts, believe they do not
access it?
Can you state with certainty that some
poll workers do not keep mental tabs on
certain individuals tracing their vote from
the beginning to the end? If there were to
be an impartial investigation by non-Baha-
mians during our elections, would the ob-
servers applaud or cry foul?
I strongly believe the money spent by
the PLP and the FNM in this recent court
battle is far greater than what it would have
cost to have the voters in Pinewood repeat
the process. I also believe that if the citizens
were given the choice, or if a referendum
were to be held for Bahamians to choose
between the untraceable vote and the cur-
rent process, true secrecy would prevail.


Nonetheless, because our chosen leaders
all appear unwilling to consider this, it is
our obligation to demand it.
The system, the politicians and our com-
munity leaders, we all need to take respon-
sibility for the melee that occurred outside
our courts on January 22, 2008, between a
FNM and a PLP supporter. Our country is
too small to be so polarize politically. As
long as the politicians can keep us fighting
among ourselves for the sake of party poli-
tics and/or for self-serving gains, we will
be too distracted to have visions that will
bring meaningful changes for all Bahami-
ans, even those not yet born.
While I may have brought forth this is-
sue prematurely in 2002, I am convinced
that there are now more open eyes and po-
litically mature minds in the country today
than there were ten years ago when I first
embarked on this quest. We need to stop
looking at the messengers and adhere to
the messages. My GOD works in mysteri-
ous ways and His wonders are yet to be
fully unfolded. Remember, the way it is
presently, it is us and them. We need this
to change to, all a we!


The Abaco market has a lot to offer the
guests so it is time that existing businesses
are enhanced and new ones established to
share the richness of the Abaco's history
and culture with locals and guests.
In order to do this, the Ministry of
Tourism has sought to better organize and
structure themselves so that they can help
businesses with the tools they need to ex-
pand or to get started on the right track.
They will even assist businesses to prepare
a business plan and offer strategies on how
to best market their particular product. Ms.
Bernadette Hall, stated that there are many
opportunities available in the tourism in-
dustry for persons who believe that they
have a passion or interest in this area.
In order to make Abaco a better destina-
tion, it needs more businesses to come on
stream that will offer the guests a better
experience. Some of the areas that need
strengthening are tours of all types, eve-
ning activities, native products, better ser-
vice given to guests, cleaner greener prod-
ucts and better quality products. Mrs. Hall
spoke about the importance of business
owners having a plan, setting goals and
having their priorities in order. To help


them, the Ministry of Tourism is willing
to partner with the business community so
that their product can better the demands
of guests.
Ricky Johnson gave the business own-
ers a brief talk on the importance of know-
ing how to sell their business to the visitor
so that they will want to talk about The
Bahamas and desire to come again and
again. He believes that it is important that
each business owner be familiar with what
other businesses offer so that the tourist
can have the best time possible. He told
them that in spite of what many persons
may believe, tourism is everybody's busi-
ness. Therefore, they must all operate on
one accord.
Presently, the visitors are spending
$39-$179 daily more elsewhere than they
are on Abaco. This has to change, he
stated, and the only way this can change
is if businesses improve what they are
presently offering the guests. Before clos-
ing, he briefly went over the components
of a good tour, addressing the do's and
don't's. The focus group will meet on a
regular basis to fine-tune their products
and to decide how best to test them on a
wider scale.


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Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2
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with beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh
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car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only
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Marsh Harbour Gov. Subdivision 2 bed-
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Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large,
1500 sf. each, harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2
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under construction. Exclusive luxury waterfront
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Treasure Cay comer golf lot, approx 10,000
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Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins.
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Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000
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Bridal Extravaganza is planned


By Jennifer Hudson
Wedding coordinators, in conjunction
with the Ministry of Tourism, Abaco, are
already involved in making initial plans for
a major Bridal Extravaganza to be held at
the Abaco Beach Resort from October 16-
19. This may seem early to be advertising
this event; but since the object is to promote
Abaco as the destination of choice, the aim
is to give as much exposure to Abaco as
possible by attracting brides, travel agents
and travel writers from abroad.
A distinctive colour booklet will be
produced for the show, and persons who
provide services or products affiliated with
weddings or honeymoons are invited to


apply to have booths at the show and/or
advertise in the booklet. Information on
booths and advertisements may be obtained
by calling Ms. Bernadette Hall at the Min-
istry of Tourism office 367-3067.
The extravaganza will include a wel-
come reception, poolside fashion show,
breakfast seminar with guest speakers, cul-
tural party expo featuring Junkanoo, site
inspections and trade show.
This extravaganza will be widely ad-
vertised in international bridal magazines
and bridal shows in such areas as Nassau,
New York, North and South Carolina and
Canada. Travel agents and websites will
also be targeted.


Local Gov. From Page 23
this new facility may open soon, but no
statements have been forthcoming on its
operation or impact on existing dumps and
the collection process. Those responsible
for the existing dump are frustrated in their
inability to resolve dump management is-
sues.
The Administrator thought Council may
be told something official in early April on
the landfill operation.
Last fall's effort at curtailing expansion
in the Mud and Pigeon Peas was discussed
and the need to make another review of the
area was noted.
An extensive review of Council's bud-
get was made with particular note of unex-


ended funds which now may be available
for other uses. Some surplus will be re-
quired to fund the back pay due underpaid
employees.
Building permits recommended by
Town Planning were summarily reviewed
and approved.
Council members were a bit dismayed at
the four- hour session and considered hold-
ing shorter meetings twice a month.



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Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647


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


Our Mission
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Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
( Pastors / Leaders
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Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!


Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
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Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-5157
E-mail: curlytailcreations@yahoo.com


TropicalSouvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon Sat 7:30-5 Sun 10 -5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


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Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
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Office 367-0630

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Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Foundations
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Police forensic team

collected DNA samples
By Samantha V. Evans
Three members of the forensic team of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force were on
Abaco from March 5th to March 8th to
collect DNA samples from willing partici-
pants. The purpose of this is to allow the
team to collect DNA samples to prove that
everyone has a different DNA marker. The
samples were collected via a buccal (cheek)
swab at random that took approximately
five minutes. The participants had to be
over the age of 18 and willing to sign a con-
sent form. Basic information was gathered
about the person's parents, place of birth
and the like. After the sample was taken,
the participants were offered a cool juice.
The study was of no benefit to the partici-
pants, but it allowed the forensic team to
gather information to help them establish a
statistical database. All information will be
kept strictly confidential and held at the fo-
rensic lab in Nassau. The members of the
forensic team on the island were Det. Cpl.
Sheria King, Det. Cpl. Raquel Francis and
Ms. Theorelle Nottage. The team spent
time at businesses places in Central Abaco
and on the cays.


RMHYC maintains channel
By Kathy Fenn
Back in 2004 the Royal Marsh Harbour
Yacht Club realized the need for channel
markers buoys to mark the approach chan-
nel for recreational vessels in Marsh Har-
bour. At the time, maintenance was not a
thought. But maintain them, we must. That
job falls on the shoulders of Rear Com-
modore, Projects, Ray Vallerie, M/V Last
Dance. One of the buoys broke loose this
year and was rescued by Past Commodore a
John Mitchell. Another went on walkabout
never to be reclaimed and a new channel
marker had to be ordered.
After much discussion as to the benefits _
of chain versus poly line and how to best
attach them to the concrete blocks, the
team was ready to replace the buoys and
chose a nice calm day to complete the task.
The channel markers are a great benefit to Members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Cl
boats entering Marsh Harbour and direct Harbour and are now maintaining them.
them away from the commercial shipping H b a are n m n t j
them away from the commercial shipping Vallerie, M/V Last Dance and Past Commodon
dock.


markers


to


ub installed buoys in the harbour of Marsh
11 here are Jim Fenn, M/V Fennders, Ray
re John Mitchell.


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




Golf carts: 2 2001 Club Car electric $2700,
5 1999 Club Car gas $3500. Please call 365-
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02 Club Car Villager, 4 passenger gas golf
cart. $4,500 Call Molly at 367-3262

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


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Mooring in Man-O-War harbour, 4.5 ft at
low water. Special long term rate. For boats
30' and under. Call 365-6433
3 Kayaks w/ paddles. $450 each or $1200 all
three. Call Molly at 367-3262
15' Flats Boat 2003 Mitzi, 40 HP Yamaha and
trailer. DUTY PAID $7500. 843-263-4050
19.5' Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115
HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000
OBO Call 365-4402
20' Sundance Skiff boat w/ trailer, Bimini
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367-3262


20' Proline Stalker 130 HP Johnson, trailer,
electronics, many extras, low hours, DUTY
PAID. $11,500 Call 475-2134 or 1772-232-
8216





22' C-Dory cabin cruiser, 2002, 4-stroke 80
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diesel stove and heater, sleeps 2, Bimini top,
like new. DUTY PAID $29,000 Call 365-6432
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diesel engine, 9'6" beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine
HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift.
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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
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25' Trimaran Performance sail boat, S.T.
winches, #3 sails, 8 HP O.B., new bottom.
$7,500 OBO Ph. 366-0552
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ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2
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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-
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Yamaha 225 4-Stroke outboards, less than 600
hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped,
live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar,
GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6 kw gen-
erator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C,
microwave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin
sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY
PAID. Asking $85,000 ONO. Call (242) 366-
0040 or 359-6020 for more details.
31' Bertram, 1967, complete re-fit in 1996.
DUTY PAID. Twin diesel turbo 200 HP
Volvos. $65,000 C all for details. Art Wilder


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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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 MARCH 15th, 2008 Hope Town celebrated Heritage DayTraditional games bring the old days to lifeThe chants of the children’s game Ring Play rang through Hope Town as the school students played this old time game. The students also entertained the crowd with songs. Heritage Day is designed to keep old tradtitions alive as well as being a fund raising event for the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum. The Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism held a reception for our visitors, second homeowners and boaters on February 28 at Mangoes Restaurant. Shown here is Ber nadette Hall serving a variety of food. Tourism shows appreciation of visitorsThe Bahamas Electricy Corporation held a fair on March 6 to apprise the public of ways to conserve electricity and showed how their new internet website will work. The website is not quite ready for the public but will be online within a month or two. When the website is up, consumers will be able to access their statements online. During the fair, BEC donated $2000 to the Fox Town Primary School. This picture shows three students from the school along with the Principal, Mr. Austin Mills, receiving the money from Frederik Gottlieb, Chairman of the Board of BEC, while Mr. Kevin Basden, General Manager looks on. Behind the students is Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Superintendent of Education. By Mirella Santillo This year’s People to People’s annual reception for visitors organized by the Ministry of Tourism was held at Man goes Restaurant on February 28th. It drew a large crowd, especially boaters and second homeowners. Two high school students, Beatrice Al Please see Tourism Page 6 BEC’s Fair promoted conservation By Jennifer Hudson In an effort to reach out to the community and become more customer friendly, the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, Abaco, made history by being the first Family Island to host a Consumer Fair. The fair was held in front of its Marsh Harbour office on March 6 and was a most informative event. Every effort had been made to help consumers understand how their bills are calculated and ways in which they can save electricity and cut down their bills as well as giving tips on safety and device protection and advice to electrical contractors. Three members of Bahamas Electric ity Corporation staff were on hand to an swer questions regarding electricity bills, Please see BEC Page 4 By Jennifer Hudson March 7 was another exciting day at Hope Town as residents gathered at Jarret Park to celebrate their annual Heritage Day commemorating the arrival of the widow Wyannie Malone and her three children, Ephraim, David and young Wyannie, along with several more Loyalists in 1785. Mrs. Suzanne Bethel welcomed everyone, especially “descendants of Wyannie Malo ne from anywhere in the world.” Most of the program was presented by direct descendants of Wyannie Malone and included a prayer of gratitude for the men and women who helped preserve our heritage by Vernon Malone and the read ing by Audrey Malone of a poem she had written. Tanya Duncombe, who performed an excellent job as mistress of ceremonies keeping people informed throughout the event, reminded people that the event this year was to raise funds towards paying off the mortgage for the new museum building which she described as a gift “to our chil dren and their future.” Mrs. Bonnie Hall, dressed in Loyalist costume, raised the Bahamian flag while the children of Hope Town School sang the National Anthem of The Bahamas fol lowed by which would have been sung at the time of the Loyalists. Please see Heritage Day Page 2

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 History comes alive in the Loyalist town Mr. Darius Williams spoke about trains in The Bahamas dur ing the program at Heritage Day. He has researched the history of trains in The Bahamas in the lumbering idustry, the salt industry and sisal production. He has recently published a book with his findings and was signing copies. He is shown talking with Kay Russell of Marsh Harbour, whose father worked at the lumber camp at Wilson City This year’s theme was Education and a panel consisting of Chester Thompson, Vernon Malone, Patrick Bethel, Roy Cash, Scott Patterson, Olivia Patterson and Can dace Key all gave an interesting overview of their experiences at Hope Town School either as students, teachers or principals. This was followed by a light-hearted ques tion and answer period when they each an swered questions fired at them by Mrs. Hall regarding mischief at school, punishments, homework and school routine. A new dis play featuring Education is being set up in the museum and a plea was made for anyone having any photos which could be incorpo rated to please come forward with them.Mr. Darius Williams, author of a re cently published book The Rail and Lo comotive History of the Bahamas, spoke about his book and how various people from Hope Town had impacted this indus try. After his talk he was kept busy signing copies of his book. Following this interesting verbal his tory, people were able to glimpse some of the physical activities of Loyalist times. Heritage Day From Page 1 The school children performed Ring Plays and gave a demonstration of Plaiting the Maypole. They had practiced hard for this and were very successful this year at also being able to unplait the Maypole which is the trickiest part. Stafford Patterson, Buddy Malone and Harold Malone demonstrated the art of sculling which was described as “the way, once upon a time, the young men would get across from Lubbers on a windless eve ning to hold the hands of their girlfriends for a few minutes.” Buddy Malone came out victorious in the short sculling race in the harbour. A variety of stalls offered a selection of arts and crafts for sale including half boat models, sea glass jewelry, paintings and items made from drift wood and shells. No celebration is complete without refresh ments so a light selection of lunch items was available. Admission to the Wyannie Malone Museum was offered free for the day to en courage people to go in and explore the rich history of Hope Town and its people. This museum is well worth a visit. In ad dition to the many displays and artifacts, the extra area provided by the new addition has provided space for rooms to be set out as they would have been in Loyalist times and so provide an actual “feel for the era.” A video history is available in one of the rooms but what is termed as “The jewel in the museum’s crown” is the massive and scholarly Genealo gy of Wyannie Malone compiled between 1985 to 1998 by Jinny and Mac McAlister, who contributed so much to the realization of the dream of the new building. Each year the Heri tage Day celebrations show just how proud the Hope Town people are of their inheritance and the involvement of the children of the Hope Town School ensures that this legacy will be carried on. There was an art competition for the children in which they had to portray their vision of Wyannie Malone’s Landing. There were four age categories from preschool to grade six and the first three plac ers in each category were presented with a book relating to their heritage. Footnote: For anyone interested in learning more about the historic settlement of Hope Town, Debby Malone (a direct descen dant of Wyannie Malone’s son, Ephraim) conducts walking tours of Hope Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a cost of $10 per person. Groups meet at the Hope Town Post Office at 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Reservations are required; call 367 0646. Participants learn how the original settlers and their descendants lived, visit the oldest houses, learn historical facts and hear stories about local characters.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SEþcCTION B, PAGE 3 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #4009, Aunt Pat’s Bay, 12 water view lots. From $295,000 per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3921 Aunt Pat’s Bay Harbour Views Lot 5. Beautiful Oean Views. $475,000. Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 #4236 Ocean view 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 Ocean front, great surf! $695,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #4309 NEW LISTING New Settlement Community starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 #3824 Pink Sand. Best beachfront property on the island. $990,000. Kerry Sullivan:242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY #1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside interior lots, shared dock from $150,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046Kerry 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 PALM SHORES #3989-Section 2 Block 1, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #3017, Section 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000.Bill Albury: 242.365.5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2286 Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. þ / $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 #3763 SHEREE’þsS WAY BEACHFRONT þEEþsSTATE 165 feet on powder sand, 4 bed 6 bath, caretaker’s apartment, garage, fully furnished. $2,500,000. ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #1640 þTTAHITI þHHAISEA TO SEA VIEþwsWS in Dorros Cove. Newly renovated 4bed 2bath, plus guest house and dock slip. $1,275,000 . ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3330 F INDERþsS KEEPERþsS þOOCEAN VIEþwW Adorable 2 bed 1.5 bath island cottage. One block off the beach in White Sound. $525,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4294 SþwWEPT þAAþwWAY þOOCEAN VIEþwsWS 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 þFFALþksKS þNNEþsST þCCOMMUNITY DOCþkK þsSTEPþsS AþwWAY, 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 #2638 WINDOþvVER SEA VIEþwsWS Immaculately kept 3 bed 2.5 bath home, close to beaches and dock. A/C and generator. $975,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4044 þLLOT 57 þOOCEANFRONT Beautiful ocean front property, 18,445 sq. ft. Dock access, minutes from historic Hope Town. $700,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 SIROCCO þHHOUþsSE þOOCEANFRONT, 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 þHHIGH þHHOPEþsS þOOCEANþsSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4235 þPPINEAPPLE H ILL þFFAþbBULOUþsS newly built 3b/2b in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $395,000 . Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4214 SAþvVANNAH þHHILL WATER VIEþwW 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 UNDER CONTRACT ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3674 þAALþw W AYþs S 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 þFFAR þNNIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2681 þTTURNþkKEY BAR AND þRREþsSTAURANT or renovate into single or multi-family dwelling. Great investment. þ þ $350,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4161 þAATLANTIC þDDREAM þOOCEANFRONT In Dorros Cove, Lot #6. 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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 BEC answered consumers’ questionsadjustments and damage claims while others gave short talks on money saving tips and handed out flyers and cards contain ing very useful and important information. Two of the main ways people were advised to cut down their bills were by only turn ing on water heaters for two hours a day (one in the morning and one at night) in stead of running them all day and to use the new energy saving light bulbs. A very interesting demonstration was given comparing the use of two regular bulbs with two energy saving bulbs. When the regular bulbs were plugged into a socket, the me ter wheel whizzed around; but when those were removed and replaced with two en ergy saving bulbs, it was difficult to detect any movement at all in the wheel. Every one was totally amazed. When BEC staff members were questioned by customers about this, since it was so hard to believe, they stated that the savings really are that tremendous. In order to get people started on a regime of energy saving light bulbs, customers at the fair were each given a new bulb with the admonition, “BEC can only do so much, now you need to go and buy energy saver bulbs to replace all the rest of the bulbs in your home.” It was stated that consumers can save $30 to $40 per month by using the new bulbs which give out more light and use less current. Mr. Kevin Basden, General Manager of BEC, was on hand with a team from Nas sau. Mr. Basden said how pleased he was to see the event going so well. “I felt that BEC Abaco was a good choice to launch the initiation of the first Family Island Consumer Fair, and this has been the result of a corporate approach between local help and expertise from New Providence.” The matter of the fuel surcharge is al ways the most frequently asked question, and Mr. Basden addressed this issue by saying, “The fuel surcharge has more than doubled over the last two years which makes the surcharge higher now than the basic electricity rate. Oil to date has now reached a record high of $104 per barrel. We cannot control the cost of oil, but we can control our lifestyle and usage.” He mentioned that people do not realise how much electricity is being wasted in their homes every day and encourages people to turn off fans and lights when they are not in the room. “Electricity is being wasted in the home even when no one is there since current is going to computers, televisions, cable and other devices all the time they are plugged in even if not in use,” he stat ed. “The less electricity that is used, the less strain on the power station so there can then be a more reliable power source.” Mr. Basden thanked the employees who participated. “We want to open up BEC to customers; this is something we all need to be concerned about.” Mr. Chervonne Cambridge, Assistant General Manager with responsibility for Abaco, who was also visiting from New Providence, stated, “Abaco has the fastest growing consumer base at a rate of 7-10 percent compared to an average rate of 2 percent for all other Family Islands. We are all stakeholders in the community and need to be proactive in trying to improve the quality of supply and service. The end of year projection for fuel cost is likely to reach $140 per barrel and BEC gets no benefit from the surcharge.” Chairman of the Bahamas Electric ity Corporation, Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, thanked all of the BEC staff along with Mr. Basden and his Executive Staff and gave especial praise and thanks to the local BEC staff. “This is an ongoing process, to educate the public and answer and alleviate their concerns and provide them with information. People will leave this fair with a greater appreciation of what is involved in the production of electricity and ways to help cut costs. In the same way we can’t blame the gas sta tion for how much we have to pay for gas, we cannot blame BEC for the cost of elec tricity.” Mr. Gottlieb presented a cheque on be half of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation to the principal and students of Fox Town School. “BEC has adopted Fox Town School in our desire to show support for the educational programme. The money is to provide science kits and accompany ing work books for the students, some of whom, it is hoped, will one day become valuable employees of the Bahamas Elec tricity Corporation. Prinicpal Austin Mills thanked BEC on behalf of the staff and students of Fox Town School, saying, “There is no greater contribution than that which is invested in our youth.” Mr. Wenzil Jones, Manager of BEC Abaco, said how pleased he was with the The BEC fair featured ways that homeowners can reduce their electric bills. One was a graphic demonstration of the amount of electricity needed for ordinary light bulbs com pared to electric consumption for the new energy saving bulbs. Chairman of the Board of BEC, Mr. Frederik Gottlieb, with suit coat and tie, is looking at the demonstration of the minimal current being used by a compact florescent bulb while Mr. Kevin Basden, also with a suit coat, looks on. BEC From Page 1 Mr. Kevin Basden General Manager, BEC Please see BEC Page 30

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 tidor and Marcus Sands, as well as the staff of the local Tourism office garbed in color ful red Androsia shirts, welcomed visitors who by six o’clock had already gathered in great numbers. Mrs. Edna Kemp and Mrs. Sharon Dorsett displayed some of the craft items that they had created with local materials. As 2008 has been dedicated as the In ternational Year of the Reef, People to People’s theme was Protecting our reefs, an attempt to bring awareness of the fra gility of the reef’s eco system to the visi tors. The program included Mrs. Kristin Williams with Friends of the Environment made a presentation on the Abaco reefs and reminded people to anchor at a buoy or in a sandy area, not to touch the reef as the oil from the skin can interfere with the deli cate reef’s plants and not to walk on a reef. Abiding by these simple do’s and don’t’s will help Abaco’s reefs remain healthy. Throughout the evening visitors were asked questions by various Tourism staff relating to the presentation and the correct answers were rewarded with canvas gift bags filled with goodies. A skit about fishing regulations was performed by three ladies from Murphy Tourism From Page 1 Town, drawing much laughter. Four stu dents from Wesley College, calling them selves the Dynamite Dancers, interpreted several dances very dynamically, gathering much applause. And to top it all the winners of this year’s Junkanoo parade, the Spring City Rockers, rushed among the cheers of the audience, some visitors even joining them. In between entertainment, musicians Clint Sawyer and Gary McDonald kept up the ambiance with popular songs. Yellow Air Taxi sponsored a raffle for round trip tickets to Florida, the first one won by a visitor, Mrs. Barbara Langford, the second ironically went to an employee of Twin Air, Mr. Roberto Smith. Visitors had been informed of the func tion through the Cruiser’s Net, Radio Abaco and flyers. Many local residents joined in the celebration which is aimed at hav ing Bahamians and tourists interacting in a cultural way. The event, organized by Ms. Doranell Swain, was very successful and entertaining. Ms. Philippa Ferguson was the costume coordinator for the evening. Among the officials present, were the Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Cephas Cooper, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Laverne Cooper, and the Assistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette. Annual reception was for our visitors Three ladies from Murphy Town performed a skit portraying life in the past. Two of them are shown here. This was greatly enjoyed by the boaters, second homeowners and visitors who attended the reception hosted by Tourism and held at Mangoes Restaurant. ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & Abaco’s cornerstone to construction Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing Abaco Print Shop Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 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 A Community Tourism booklet is be ing finalized for release shortly by the Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism. Mr. Don Cornish, Director of Tourism for Abaco, sees this as an opportunity to begin discussions with the community in ways to expand the tourism plan in order to get more out of tourism. “I would like to chal lenge people to think more creatively about things that are unique to the island,” he stated. “At the moment visitors are happy, but they say there is not much to do which is not the case. We must develop strate gies to push the envelope and engage more people and ideas in an effort to improve our product.” This informative booklet is an easy reference guide which lays out goals, objec tives, suggestions and opportunities for each community. Five thousand copies are being printed and will be given out to com munity leaders, church leaders, schools, shop owners and others interested in be coming a vital part of the tourism product for Abaco.Mr. Cornish has many great ideas which he has laid out in this booklet, and he will also be holding public meetings in all major communities in March to launch a Community Initiative. “We need to target potential hot spots from which we can benefit. We can certify tour guides, hire good qualified musical entertainers and organize cultural shows. There is a whole lot to offer from the historical per spective from the Loyalist past up to our more recent history. We have unique ar chitecture, we have boat building and sea faring communities and we have unique foods. We need to provide greater fellow ship with our visitors, more experiences for them and a visitor centre and museum where they can learn about our island,” he stated.“On Abaco we have a 69 -74 percent repeat visitor business which is the high est in the country but average spending per visitor is down because our visitors are not spending on repeat experiences,” explained Mr. Cornish. He described the tourism product as “stagnant” and emphasized the need to provide new challenges for our visitors. “The opportunities are enormous and can include a marketplace, an entertain ment show, bird watching tours, park visits and walking tours which could include places such as the castle, Captain Beecher Archer’s house, old jail and east side dock, kayaking, horse back riding, historic settle ment tours and visits to blue holes, sunken caves and coppice trails.” Mr. Cornish envisages more people becoming involved in the tourism business such as becoming certified as tour guides, involved in a native show or a marketplace. “With an injection of funds more people can benefit. All these ideas can create em ployment.” His goal is to make people think more about the business of tourism. He will be beginning discussions regarding what steps to take and challenging people to get involved. “Community consciousness is my pas sion,” he states and stresses how important it is for visitors to see everywhere clean, neat and tidy. “People need to put on their best face and not litter. People will be com ing into your community so you must keep it clean and safe and show yourselves better,” he admonishes. This Community Tourism booklet should be in circulation by the end of February. Booklet will encourage community tourism Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open þ 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday þ 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday þ Tel: (242) 367-2979

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . . . Our expanding points of interestThe Abaconian þ 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, Julian Lockhart, Vernique Russell, þ þ Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 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 þ $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA þ $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Letters to the EditorProtests Junior Junkanoo resultsDear Editor, Would you kindly print the following letter. Mr. William Davis, Chairman, Abaco Junkanoo Committee Dear Sir, Re: Junior Junkanoo Protest We hereby protest the broadcast results of the 2008 Junior Junkanoo Parade for the All Age Division. The judges awarded Moore’s Island first place with 4248 points and Wesley College second place with 3705 points. Moore’s Island, the only other school registered in the division, committed two serious breaches of the rules by allowing participants who were not students of their school and by failing to be identified with a lead banner. According to the rules provided to us, Moore’s Island should have been penalised for allowing some 20 persons not students in the school to participate in their perfor mance, particularly in their brass section. We are informed that this brass section was brought in from another island. According to the Junior Junkanoo Rules and Regula tions, specifically rule 2, “Participants must be enrolled in the participating school to be a part of the group.” This is supported by Rule Eight. Moore’s Island should receive a penalty of 20 points for each illegitimate participant. This contravention would also have implications for judging the Best Mu sic award for this category. More seriously, Moore’s Island also failed to produce a lead banner. According to Rule Six: “All groups must be identified by a lead banner which should correspond with names and themes listed on the regis tration form. The lead banner should have some crepe paper and the lead banner can have wheels.” This infringement should result in disqualification. In fact, under a strict interpretation of the rules, the group should never have been allowed to partici pate without a lead banner. Judges should have been aware of the fact that the pro duction of a lead banner is the most expen sive and demanding aspect of the prepara tion for the parade. It is also the aspect of preparation that demands team work. Additionally, Wesley College wishes to peruse the Judges score sheets, as it is dif ficult to see how the judges arrived at their total if Wesley College was automatically be awarded the best banner award and points for the banner presented. Your urgent cooperation will be greatly appreciated. þ Sincerely yours, þ Marvin A . Russell þ Junior Junkanoo Coordinator þ Charles A . Carey þ Principal, Wesley College Access to community dock is blockedDear Sirs: For a number of years now the freight barge Bullet Proof has been docked at the Lubbers Quarters freight landing, prevent ing other vessels from loading or unload ing cargo there without permission. This area is for the use of all the property owners on Lubbers Quarters, not any one indi vidual, and it should be kept clear except when loading or unloading freight. No one person owns the freight landing, it’s public property. Also, each slip owner on Lubbers pays an annual fee to the Bahamas Treasury for his space, whereas Bullet Proof pays noth ing. This is unfair, and something should be done about it. Numerous complaints have been made to the local Port Authority with no action taken. In essence, the barge Bullet Proof is liv ing free and blocking access to our land ing stage, all at the expense of the property owners at Lubbers Quarters. Something should be done about this, if not at the local level, then by the Nassau Port Authority. þ Thank you, þ A concern ed resident Protect North Abaco’s water supplyDear Editor, It is with great concern that I read in the February 15 issue of The Abaconian of possible plans to develop the area around the Treasure Cay farm road for low in come housing. Housing of any sort at all in the area is going to have a negative impact on a precious water supply. Unless each dwelling is equipped with composting toilets, sewage is going to end up in the fresh water. Sure, the treatment plant is just that. But when the water could be surprisingly clean to begin with, why go ahead and mandate the pouring of sewage into it? The entire peninsula that the farm road crosses covers the second largest fresh wa ter lens on Abaco. North of the road, west of the airport, is the fresh water well field for Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and points north. This is an extremely valu able, highly vulnerable area. While the Abaco Barb Horse Preserve and Conserva tion Area and the well field offer some protection, it would be most sensible to look at a map, see the peninsula as an entire, in tegrated water storage area and realize that this is NOT the place to put more people. The entire peninsula needs to be protected from any encroachment if the precious water supply is to be fully protected. Please see Letters Page 30 Our Abaco Tourism office has begun a program to utilize our diverse historical relics and heritage which abound on our island. The idea is to better utilize these local attractions to give our visitors more options and which we too easily overlook as trivial and unimportant. In early March a small group walked over to Marsh Harbour’s east side follow ing the original Soldier Road or path which the road evolves into. This is the narrow road in Marsh Harbour behind Memorial Plaza which passes the cemetery, the old Marsh Harbour jail and effectively stops at Mrs. Darville’s Straw Factory and the Catholic Rectory. Continuing past the Rectory, one enters a fascinating hand-carved cut allowing pas sage to the shore without climbing the steep hill. On leaving the cut, the path follows a property fence, then begins to meander to the shore. It is hoped to re-establish the original pathway. Several hundred feet south where the path meets the shore is the remains of the original stone wharf which was used into the early 1960s. We don’t have the date when this wharf was built but it may go back to the early 1900s. Nassau passengers coming to Marsh Harbour on the mail boat would be put off on this East Side dock. The mail boat would then proceed to Hope Town and ManO-War Cay with passengers and freight. Eighteen to 24 hours later, the boat would dock or anchor in the harbour of Marsh Harbour to discharge freight. Those getting off on the East Side dock had gotten into Marsh Harbour a day earlier. The original town of Maxwell was es tablished in the late 1700s on this little explored eastern side of Marsh Har bour. Maxwell was eventually absorbed by “Marshes” Harbour and subsequently disappeared. There are old walls and ru ins along this coast that date back to this period. The stone wharf remains on the shore, jutting 100 feet or so out to sea. Founda tion remnants of a eight or ten-foot square shelter can be seen on the shore at the foot of the dock. We can picture a family arriving in bad weather taking shelter there with their bag gage before making their way over the hill into town. We suspect relatives in town would send someone with a wheelbarrow to retrieve the baggage and gifts from Nassau.This is one small example of Tourism’s new thrust. The potential exists for a walking tour in many towns either with a guide or perhaps a self-guided tour using an informative map. A map would give brief explanations of the points of interest while a guided tour would give fuller explanations and allow questions and discus sions. Many of our towns offer points of interest suitable for this kind of tourism such as the oldest house, interesting plants and trees, a few short stories, typical birds you may encounter and so on. Just within the past few weeks, Debbie Patterson, an authentic Loyalist descen dent, has begun a walking tour in Hope Town and to the lighthouse. It is structured around the ferry schedule to make it appealing to those beyond Hope Town’s bor ders. Beyond the confines of our towns exist more opportunities, some as do-it-yourself tours while a guide might use the same venues and give a fuller and richer expe rience. Some of our heritage and richest history are obscure and best viewed with a knowledgeable guide. For example, there are several sawmill sites dating to the early 1900s that are best visited with a guide. Abaco has many wetland areas ideally suited for kayak trips. For those wanting a nature trip but with less water, there is a one-hour car trip, then a half-hour seashore hike to the Wilson City lumbermill ruins. Abaco abounds with these historic places and many of them are easily accessible. North of the Treasure Cay airport, just south of Blackwood, is a short woods road to the coast. A sign says it leads to North Abaco’s public beach about a half mile to the coast. The road ends beside a beautiful blue hole with the coast another 100 or 200 feet farther ahead. For the mildly adven turous, an exploratory walk into the thick brush behind the blue hole will take them to an old boiler and flywheel from a sisal mill dating back 100 or so years. Old tim ers in Blackwood tell of the locomotives that used this hole to fill their boilers. Not far from the sisal mill relics is the foundation of a building. This easy location is worth a Sunday afternoon visit. Most of those who cater to our visitors tend to think that all the attractions are in the middle part of Abaco not so. There are fascinating historical ruins to the far north and south, and many points in-be tween. Abaco has ruins and Indian camp sites known only to a few hardy souls who will occasionally talk at length on these places until the conversation gets too close to the actual location. Then the conversation becomes rather vague and the eyes gloss over. There are four or more well qualified bird-watching guides who not only know our birds but can combine bird watch ing with a historical trek. Several of our bonefish guides report an area where fla mingoes are occasionally seen. The Abaco marles were hone to large flocks of fla mingoes until World War II. The present birds are thought to have escaped from the Different of Abaco bonefish camp of the mid-1990s. Our Tourism staff is hoping to encour age local government, town people and po tential guides to utilize these natural or his torical attractions to entertain and captivate a share of our visitors. Motivated guides should be able to easily come up with sev eral accessible local tours and find the ex perience financially rewarding. Even those taking advantage of a self-guided tour must stop for a refreshing drink or bite to eat. We are sure that more will be heard of this local initiative. Interested persons, either potential guides or those looking for obscure points of interest, are asked to contact the Marsh Harbour Tourism office.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City þ St. Postal code þ + þ Country E-mail (or Fax) þ (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ þ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class þ $25 Bahamas via surface þ $20 to Abaco þ US$65 Canada via Airmail þ US$95 UK, Europe Surface þ Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 þ 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 Phenomenal economic growth, pre ferred hospitality location, the Carib bean’s top destination, boater’s haven, water sports, fishing tournaments, scuba diving, African diaspora conference and tours: All designed to bring in the tourist dollar. Tourism contributes approximately 65 percent of the Bahamian earned revenue in any year, which means that for every dollar in my pocket sixty five cents of that dollar is derived from hospitality some where in the national money flow. For years we have been abusing this financial boon, and destroying our natural beauty, marine heritage, culture, architec ture and history. We throw our garbage right on the road and in the wilderness ar eas. We have a seabed littered with soda cans, the seas full of plastic bags and oth er floating debris. The only visible part of our culture left for the visitors is junk anoo. Our heritage colonial architecture has been almost totally destroyed, and our history is being literally bulldozed over so that we can make way for neo-modern faux pseudo-colonial (intentional) assem blages on that same spot. The economy is slipping, the tourist ar rivals are down, construction is down, our social fabric has been ripped to shreds, we have become a rude and violent peo ple, we can’t read and write; and we are extremely greedy. Sounds good, doesn’t it! In addition, we are failing to under stand and grasp three important threats to our very existence, pollution, environ mental degradation and global warming. The Bahamas is one of the world’s major contributors, per capita, of green house gases to a planet undergoing rapid and radical climate change. Our diplomats do the rounds of international confer ences, attend local Caribbean meetings and discussions, make the appropriate noises, and then do nothing. Perhaps, in all honesty, we don’’t know what to do. Therefore, our plan of action becomes “Do nothing and ignore it; eventually it will go away.” As a country we are meant to be look ing at a phase shift in economic develop ment and projections. We are meant to be changing our approach for the primary production sector of our economic model. We are meant to become more concerned about our environment, maintain our swamps and mangroves, keep our hills, nourish our bio-diversity and, further more, encourage sustainable development and living. Sadly, these are all just words of which we do not even begin to under stand the meaning. We are terrified of losing the slightest bit of our lifestyle. We want to walk into our homes at the end of the day and find it nice and chilled from air-conditioning maintaining it for us while we are out of the house. We want the latest technology in appliances and entertainment. We want the convenience of multiple transport for our families and the safety and symbol of large SUV’s. We want to fly away to do our shopping in the United States. We want everything we see, but we don’t want to pay for it all; and our infra structure is in a mess. Roads and public transport are a mess. The telephones don’t work. Our electricity network is not large enough to cope. Our water system leaks out more of that precious liquid than is delivered to our door. There’s more. Through all of this, how are we going to pull ourselves together. The public and the communities look to their leaders and politicians. These in turn appoint another committee to investigate. The committee looks to the public for input. The public looks askance at their leaders. But this must be democracy in its finest hour for we are doing nothing more than passing the puck.Turning off our lights and air-condition ing during the day and when we don’t need them. Telling our government we don’t want polluting electrical generating sys tems like Bunker C-fired new BEC plants. Stop clear cutting and levelling our building lots and start building environ mentally sensible houses and buildings, planting lots of trees for shade, spending more time outside on the porch. Eliminate multiple transport systems for the family except when absolutely nec essary. Spend less time with the engine idling while at a stop, whether talking or leaving the vehicle to go shopping. Take an active interest in our history and our natural artefacts; travel to the out islands in order to support their commu nities (because once ago they were our own). Conserve water; plant native trees and shrubs to lessen our demand. grow native and drought resistant grass on our lawns. There is so much we as individuals can do to conserve. We may also find out that the biggest benefit is our wallet and our purse. A subtle change in life style may create a big savings for our bank accounts. At the same time we may help conserve our natural and native surroundings. It has become a sad day in The Baha mas when we can‘t look to our leaders for guidance because they are just as con fused and uninformed as we are. I really don’t fancy the idea of going scuba diving over Casuarina Point in 25 years. But if all of us don’t pull together, think together and work on alternatives to what we are doing now, it may be Marsh Harbour as well.Viewpoint . . . Development must come with control bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner Daily Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKES Keep up with the Happenings on AbacoSubscribe to The Abaconian Today

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Central Abaco News Educator is honouredBy Mirella Santillo Retirement, birthday, anniversary: March 1st was chosen by his family for this triple celebration, not only to bestow birthday and anniversary wishes to Mr. Jack Hardy, but also to render honor to his teaching career in The Bahamas, just short of 40 years, from which he retired last August. In 1968 young Jack Hardy, annoyed with the inclement British weather, answered an ad recruiting teachers for the Out Islands of The Bahamas. He was offered a position and accepted it, not knowing that it was the beginning of a long career that made The Bahamas his permanent home. That first job took him to Sandy Point where he met his wife to be, Valerie Pinder. Ragged Is land was next, then Long island, back to Abaco in Spring City, then North Andros and Abaco again, where he taught English at Abaco Central High School for the last 18 years. During the March 1st celebration, Mr. Hardy was recognized by many of the people he knew during his life in The Ba hamas, the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham; Mr. Cephas Cooper, an Abaco Central High School Principal, presently an Administrator; colleagues; students; friends and family members who had come from all over the island to share in the celebration. Throughout the dinner, photographs gathered during Mr. Hardy’s life here were projected and many guests saw themselves on the screen looking quite a few years younger. One could also re trace his life story through memorable events fixed on the screen. Mr. Patrick Bethel, a long time friend of Mr. Hardy’s, complimented him on his many talents: teacher, writer, editor of the Abaco Journal, gardener and handyman and reminded the audience that he had been rated Master Teacher a few years prior. Then came words of thanks by a former student of Mr. Hardy, Police Officer Perkins Collie, who credited him for helping him pass the “O” level examination with an A and obtain a scholarship from the College of The Bahamas. Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superintendent of Educa tion, stated, “To teach is to touch a life for eternity.” Mr. Cephas Cooper remi nisced on the time while he was Principal when Mr. Hardy taught his two children. Mr. Cooper quoted his daughter as saying, “Daddy, Mr. Hardy really taught me how to write. He ended by thanking Mr. Hardy for the support he gave when Mr. Cooper was Principal. The Prime Minister praised the achieve ment of a Bahamian, “a nationalized Ba hamian,” who, like so many nationalized Bahamians, has demonstrated his love of the country. He mentioned Mr. Hardy’s teaching positions in remote islands where many Bahamians did not want to go. The Prime Minister praised Mr. Hardy for en Jack Hardy, left, a well known high school teacher, was honoured at a banquet on March 1. He is shown here with the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, and Mrs. Valerie Hardy. The banquet was held at the Faith Convention Center in Marsh Harbour. Please see Central Page 13 On March 6 the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department was called out to Common wealth Bank in Marsh Harbour because of heavy smoke coming from the air conditioning vents in the ceiling. The building was vacated and electricians were called in to find the cause and make necessary repairs.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida. þ has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, services. þ 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 AviationDaily Specials10 pc. Leg & thigh $14.95 8 pc. Mixed family meal w/2 large sides4 biscuits $19.95 Mon Thu 10 am 7 pm couraging students from Sandy Point to become teachers, his sponsoring social clubs and his involvement in sports. “Thank you, Jack, for your many years,” ended the Prime Minister. Mr. Hardy felt that since there were too many people to thank, he selected three people who had recently been so important in his life. Faron Newbold, a former student and the architect who design his new home; George Martin, the builder of that house in which he is hoping to move in soon; and Ms. Zoe Hepburn, the loan of ficer who made it possible.Photographer exhibits at Conch Pearl GalleryBy Mirella Santillo For the second year in a row, Conch More Central Abaco News Central From Page 12 Please see Central Page 15 Pearl Gallery exhibited the work of photographic artist, Mrs. Anyes Adams. The show debuted on February 22nd with a re ception at the gallery. Titled Bohemian Seascapes, the show comprised approximately a dozen pho tographs of dramatic seascapes and sail boats, offered in various sizes and various settings. The photographs were artistically composed and altered with superimposi tions and light play. Hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine were served and guests’ conversations were accompanied with a background of classical music played by talented pianist, Ms. Garnell Stuart. Mrs. Adams’ photographs are a regular feature of the Conch Pearl Gallery.Twenty Professionals By Samantha Evans After one year of classes and studying, 20 professionals from across Abaco received their certificate as Certified Professional Managers on February 27th at the Tourism Training Center. On hand to moderate was the lecturer and former Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle. According to Mr. Rolle, this program has exposed the students to strategies on how to work with people better. He is very proud of all of them because they worked extremely hard to get to this point. Don Cornish, who also has the certifica tion, told the graduates to not settle to just have another title behind their name but to do good work in their various places of business. He encouraged them to continue Anyes Adams, right, exhibited her photographs at the Conch Pearl Gallery in Marsh Harbour on February 22. Her work is mostly sea scenes with sailboats. She is shown here with Mirella Santillo. to grow and enhance their educational pursuits. Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administra Twenty people took a professional management course from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of James Madison University in Virginia supervised by the past administrator for Central Abaco, Mr. Revis Rolle. The graduates are shown here with Mr. Rolle standing on the far right.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 B & V Plaza Don MacKay Blvd Tel: 367.2798 Fax: 367.5098 R e s t a u r a n t & B a r I N N O V A T I V E I S L A N D C U I S I N E Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner curlytails@batelnet.bsVHF 16 Happy Hour Daily 5 6pm tropical drinks * frozen drinks * fine wines local & imported beers * Cuban Cigars *Bahamian Specials Daily* Conch Inn Hotel & Marina Marsh HarbourPh 367 4444 WATERFRONT/HARBOURVIEWS tor, who told the graduates that he saluted them and expressed his gratitude to them because he is aware of the major sacrifices they made to be where they are today. Additionally, he stated that this new found knowledge will not only impact them greatly as professionals but the entire Ab aco district. He was concerned, however, by the small number of males who took the course as he believes that males should be targeted and attracted to these types of programs as well. He further noted that they have taken a big step to position themselves for oppor tunities for advancement in the work place but he told them that change can begin now once they decide in their mind that they will become more productive on the job. Now that they have this certification, they must not stop learning but rather go on and receive their Master’s Degree and PhD’s. It will require more sacrifices on their part but it will be worth it. The guest speaker for the graduation was Dr. Livingston Marshall, Environ -Please see Central Page 18 Central From Page 13 More Central Abaco News mental and Community Affairs Director for Bakers Bay, who spoke on You In corporated, which he believes will add to their personal and professional value. He gave them seven things to take with them as they journey towards excellence. Firstly, they must embrace and conquer the uncomfortable. Secondly, they must know their weaknesses. Many persons focus only on their strengths and ignore their weaknesses but Mr. Marshall be lieves that acknowledging their weakness es will help to shine brighter with more confidence. Thirdly, they must set goals as goals will propel them in the desired direction. Fourthly, they must expand their box rather than get out of the box. There is a slogan that encourages persons to think outside the box but Marshall believes that expanding one’s box will be more reward ing rather than abandoning the box. Fifth ly, don’t overlook the rewards of education. Education will help them to connect with people and help them to grow. Sixth, communicate with people well so that they are not misunderstand. It inspires clarity that leads to trust. Trust is essential for col laboration to take place in the workplace. Finally, the future belongs to the commu nicators. Businesses are looking for persons who can communicate effectively, are innovative thinkers, and have good, sound character. At the end of this presentation the graduates received their certifications, James Madison University Code of Eth ics, which is to guide their behavior and The traffic congestion at Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour continues to increase. Sug gestions have been made for moving the ferries to another location with adequate parking and facilities for dropping off and picking up ferry passengers. conduct on the job, and a pin for success fully completing the program. Assisting with the presentation was Mr. Cooper, Assistant Administrator, Ms. Margaret Symonette, Mr. Cornish, and Mr. Mi chael Rolle, with the Department of Edu cation.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 A Memorial Service was held for Hugh CottisBy Jennife udson People from near and far and from all walks of life gathered at the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel on the afternoon of March 1st to pay homage to a great man, Hugh John Arthur Cottis. Mr. Cottis died at Doctor’s Hospital on February 14th after a long illness. He had a distinguished career in education and a life devoted to the service of his fellow man. Born in Essex, England, he came to The Bahamas in 1960 with his wife Sylvia to take up the position of Principal of Roses All Age School on Long Island and in 1963 became District Inspector of Schools for all the Southeastern Schools of The Bahamas. Several years later he was posted to Exuma as District Education Officer. In 1975 Mr. Cottis arrived on Abaco to take up the post of District Education Of ficer for Abaco and made Abaco his home with his wife and young son for the rest of his life. While here Hugh not only made a tremendous impact on his students and in the field of education but in countless other ways which were attested to by the tributes paid to him during his memorial service. The tributes were many as Mr. Cottis had touched so many lives in so many ways and not once was there any repetition, his contributions were so wide and varied. Mrs. Kathy Whiting spoke about his work for the Cancer Society of Abaco which he had served for 12 years as its President up until the time of his death. John Hudson spoke on behalf of the Pres byterian Kirk of the Pines which Mr. Cot tis served as an Elder. Jack Hardy reminisced on the time they had spent together in the service of education. Vernon Malone brought condolences from the St. James Methodist Church in Hope Town with which Mr. Cottis had held close ties and Patrick Bethel read a poem of comfort to Hugh’s wife, Sylvia. Bryan Thompson thanked Mr. Cottis on behalf of the Rotary Club of Abaco which he had served unstintingly both as a mem ber and as its President and for which he was awarded Rotary’s highest honour, a Paul Harris Fellowship. Mr. Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Abaco, spoke not only of Hugh’s commitment to his community but praised the tireless dedication of his wife Sylvia, who had remained at Hugh’s bedside in the hospital throughout the many months of his illness. A special message was spoken by the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, who had worked closely with Mr. Cottis during his time as District Education Officer and also later through his association with Hugh’s son, Greg, a lawyer who worked for some time in Mr. Ingraham’s law office. Hugh was always very proud of his son, Greg, and he would have been pleased More Central Abaco News Please see Central Page 19 Central From Page 15 The Abaco Tourist office is encouraging communities to develop interesting activities for visitors. One suggestion for Marsh Harbour is to have a walking tour that would include a walk through a cut in a hill that allowed old timers to access a dock on Marsh Harbour’s east side. This allowed passengers to disembark before the mailboat went on to Hope Town and Man-O-War. The next day the mailboat would anchor in the harbour of Marsh Harbour. The path allowed passengers to be in Marsh Harbour one day early. The cut is at the end of Soldier Road in Marsh Harbour. It was apparently cut at the end of tehe 1800s or early 1900s. But it was convenient for walking or for a wheelbarrow. Tourism will be cleaning it up and making access to it more comfortable.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 18 Officials of the Bahama Public Service Union were on Abaco on February 22 discuss ing workplace issues with their members. In the evening they held a public meeting for those not personally contacted or those who may have had additional concerns. Shown here are, seated, Mr. Wilson Gray, Chief Shop Steward/Advisor; Ms. Gwen Jones, Chief Shop Steward; Mr. John Curtis, Vice President BPSU, Northern Region; and Ms. Zeneth Rolle, Secretary and Chairperson for the Women’s Branch. with the wonderful tribute he was paid in A Life Remembered in which Greg touchingly conveyed what a great father Hugh had been while also showing what a great community spirit he had shown. Throughout his tribute Greg conveyed the wonder ful sense of humour his father had always shown. This was a great service of thanksgiv ing for Hugh’s life. It was officiated by Rev. Charles Greenwood, Pastor Da vid Cartwright, Mr. Vernon Malone and Rev. Charles Sweeting, who presented the Meditation. Mr. Hezekiah Dean, officer in charge of education on Grand Bahama, read a passage from Revelation. Many allusions were made throughout the service to Hugh’s great love of the sea and the part it had played in his life and his involvement in the sport of sailing. Hugh Cottis loved music and the ser vice included the singing of some of his favourite hymns by a combined choir of members from the Kirk of the Pines Pres byterian Church and the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel, soloist and violinist. There was a great outpouring of love at this ser vice for a man whose contribution to Bahamian society is so vast that one could never count all the lives that he has touched in some way.Abaco Resident Convicted of Murder By Jennifer Hudson Ian Knowles, a resident of Murphy This is an aerial view of Dundas Town. The older areas of towns built along Front Street and Forest Drive are shown in the lower left. The Central Pines Subdivision is what is dominant on the right side. It is very well filled in and almost looks like a subdivision in the States. In the center of the photo is the new area that will soon be opened for hom eowners with an additional 80 lots. In the top right is the Marsh Harbour airport. Please see Central Page 30

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 ARAWAK AGENCYFor More Information:P: 242-367-2089 F: 242-367-2530 Front Street, Marsh Harbour, þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Abaco, to and from all avail þ þ able destinations worldwide þ þ þ þ þ tinations on Abaco þ þ þ þ throughout Abaco þ þ þ þ þ Marsh Harbour for clients’ þ þ use, available to vessels up to þ þ 30 feet in length þ þ þ þ þ documentation “One Call Does It All” CUSTOMS BROKERS One of Hope Town’s bright lights was extinguished when Steve Best died suddenly of a stroke on January 31 in West Palm Beach Florida. Steve was an active member of the Hope Town community, sharing his love of painting and writing with all. He is known for his series of illustrated books about life on the islands and his beloved Jack Rus sell Terriers, Sparkle and Soleil, as well as for his poetry. Some of this was published in a book he wrote with Adelaide Cummings; Steve also illustrated the book. He wrote poems and songs to commemorate special events, birthdays of friends and to express political and local views. Steve will be remembered for his beau tiful paintings on canvas, benches and clothing and for his friendly ways. He was a true renaissance man an avid golfer, sailor, traveler and a sports fanatic. Steve was a long-time member of the Hope Town Sailing Club and often served on the nomi nating committee. Steve would have been 75 “going on 21” last month. While we in Hope Town will remember Steve as, most often, barefoot and in casual clothing, usually covered in paint; before moving to the Bahamas Steve was a longtime resident of Fairfax, Virginia, where he was an attorney. Steve leaves behind great memories; a loving woman, Annie Horsley; children: Lisa, Stephen, Sabra, Suzanne and Shan non; as well as “Shanty,” a Jack Russell Terrier, the latest addition to the family. A service of thanksgiving for Steve’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on March 22 at St. James Methodist Church to be followed by a reception at the Hope Town Coffee Shop. All are welcome. The funeral service for Michael Eze kiel Baillou, 41, affectionately called “Big Mike,” of Blackwood was held on March 1 at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay. Father Dwight Rolle assist ed by Canon Ivor Ottery and Father Earl Hepburn officiated and interment followed in the Public Cemetery in Blackwood. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Baillou; parents Euclid and Marjorie Baillou; children Michael (Jr.), Mikelle, Miguel and Makaeo; brothers James, Arthur and Eugene Baillou; sisters Anna and Mona Lisa Baillou, Norma Jane Smith, Tyronia Stuart and Margo Kelly; nieces Samantha, Candi and Semajra Baillou, T’Neil McIntosh, Tyronisha, Talycha and Taliyah Stuart and Vanisha Smith; nephews Se ranno, Samantino and Nathario Baillou, Stanley McIntosh, Justin Moss, Israel and Kaylano Kelly; aunts Evalina Baillou, Eva Baillou-Hanna, Kessie Moncur, Susie Mae Longley, Mary Whylly and Jessie Mae Reckley; mother-in-law Vivian Cornish; aunts-in-law Inez Baillou and Jacqueline Reckley; uncle-in-law Andrew Longley; brothers-in-law Derham Smith, Oganger Stuart, Rudy, Lenward, Sydney, Eddison, Wesley and Clyde Cornish, Latario Kelly and Nigel Bootle; sisters-in-law Gwendo lyn and Belinda Baillou, Evamae Reckley, Jennalee Bootie, Florina Cornish and Miz pah McIntosh; cousins Andrea, Floyd, Pa tricia, Maxine, Shezelle, Fenrick and An drew Longley, Jacqui Gibson, Solomonia and Raynard Rigby, Roberto and Delcina Reckley, Ladrana Reckley, Ramona Moncur, Rose, Allenia, Wendell, Bunny and Edvardo Beneby, Albert and Jan Mortim er, Trisha and Betty, Cynthia Mackey, Jes sie Burrows, Barbara Thompson, John and Ivy Mackey, Steve and Melanie, Stanley and Coralee Pedican, Sharmeen and Har old Pierre, Sandra Cooper, Ricardo Bail lou, Althea Munroe, Veronica, Verneka, Valinda, Verona, Vincent, Virgil, Victor, Lerlene, Jenanine, and Junior Baillou; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Clyde Leslie King, Jr ., 43, of Dundas Town was held at Friendship Tabernacle Church in Dundas Town on March l. Officiating was Pastor Silbert Mills assisted by Elder Wenzel McBride. Interment followed at the public cemetery in Dundas Town. He is survived by his parents Alice Morley Deveaux and Leslie King; stepmother Juanita King; brothers Rev. Kenneth Knowles, Min. Freddy Archer, Richard Morley, Absalom Albert, Rev. Christopher Dean, Joseph, Gordon and Garnet Dean, Deacon Anthony King and Harrison King; sisters Eleanor Hield, Charmaine Wells and Branhilda Pascal; brothers-in-law Rodney Wells and Kesner Pascal; sisters-in-law Nathalie Knowles, Shane Archer, Jackie Morley, Christine Dean, Sandra Dean, Claudine King and Winnifred King; nieces Nancy Seymour, Raquel Knowles, Chervain Stuart, Lachrisser Scriven, Christy Wells, Trudy Dean, Abria Miller, Joevaughnia Dean, Aisha Walker, Sharon Knowles, Prescola Knowles, Latonya, Janell, Mulice and Breanna King, Sophia and Shenique Dean; nephews Kareem Knowles, Richard Morley Jr., Corderro, Gordon Jr., and Jerome Dean, Shepon Hall, Javon Walker, Lavis co , Ramon, Casanova and Shakyno King and Rodney Wells Jr.; step-brothers Sel vin, Marvin and Lynden Dean; step-sisters -in -law Bernadette, Dianne and Shanishka Dean; step-mother Enamae Dean; uncles Rev. Copeland Morley and Wilfred Edgecombe; aunts Crescola Edgecombe and Louise Morley; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Harriet Ger raine “Chi-Chi” Williams, 46, of Mur phy Town was held at the Church of God Cathedral in Dundas Town on March 1. Officiating was Pastor Alphonso B. Lewis, assisted by Rev. Nathaniel Hield and Rev. Alonza Dawkins. Interment followed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her mother Dolly Davis; sons Elvis and Tavaris Edgecombe, Stephen Woodside; daughters Shakera Forbes and Sarantha Sweeting; grandchil dren Lazario Cornish and Kaitlyn Wood side; sisters Karen Antonio, Petral and Margaret Williams, Mary McKenzie and Justina Reckley; brothers Vernal Reckley, Anderson Wilmore and David Williams; nieces Carla, Sonia, Patrona, Samantha, Lanette, Sanovia, Dolly, Latanya, Sher ry, Claudette, Shantell, Latoya, Lateisha, Melonie, Michelle, Carla, Antoinette, Alvina, Ashley, Gerraine, Crystal, Mary and Latara; nephews Nathaniel, Jackson, Christopher, Pedro, Pablo, Nigel, Theo dore, Prince, Trinity, Rolando, Vernal Jr., Dennis, Garvin, Anderson Jr., Antonio, Obituaries of Family and FriendsPlease see Obituaries Page 21 Steve Best

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!“Best Beach in the Caribbean”Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine Ashton and Frisco; sister-in-law Marie Reckley; brothers-in-laws Wilton Antonio, Leslie McKenzie, and Elgie Reckley; aunts Louise Swain, Catherine Davis, Petral Williams; uncles Roland Swain and Henry Davis; nieces-in-law Shaka and Tamika; nephews-in-law Dario, Kevin, Bernard, Isiah and Paul; grandnieces and grandnephews; godchildren and many relatives and friends. Suzanne Russell , formerly of Hope Town died at her son’s home in Margate, Florida, on February 28. A memorial service was held in Florida. Suzanne, predeceased by her parents Wesley Russell and Marie Russell, is survived by her husband James Russell, sons Capt. Philip Russell and Shaun Wolfe, daughters Cindy Gittelmacher and Heather Campbell, son-in-law Devin Gittelm acher, sister Helen Jordan, brother Capt. Mike Russell, brother-in-law Dean Jordan, sister-in-law Harriet Russell, uncles and aunts Capt. and Mrs. Hartley Elden, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Elden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elden, Heidi Kemp, nephews Dax Russell, John-Michael Russell, Adam Russell, Matthew Russell and David Russell, former husband Jimmy Russell and numer ous relatives and friends. Ira Millard Russell was born in Marsh Harbour on August 28th, 1946, to Millard and Oriette Russell. He was the first boy and third child of 14 children. Being the eldest boy, Ira quickly learned the ways of the sea from his father and developed a passion for the beautiful waters of the Bahamas at an early age. He spent most of his life navigating the seas as a fisherman. Ira was a loving husband, fa ther, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a unique sense of humor and loyalty to his family and friends. Ira was diagnosed with cancer in December 2006 and was a true warrior in a long, hard and painful battle until he sur rendered to make his peaceful journey to heaven on March 4, 2008. He leaves behind many family and friends who will miss him dearly: his wife Cheryl; daughter Starla; son-in-law James; granddaughters Kaitlynn and Kalyssa Ken nelly; son Erich; brothers Dan, Wayne, Charlie, Troy and Brent; sisters Issie, Vadie, Linda, Charlene, Barbara, Kathy and Cheryl; and many wonderful brothersin-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.More ObituariesObituaries From Page 20 Ira Millard Russell Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in Their Thrift Shop Call 367-3744 for info

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!! FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Green Turtle CayBy Annabelle Cross We have had a winter that offered weather to please everyone! There have been weeks that started off with summer temperatures and ended with a winter chill. Even the animals are confused. The seagulls are already laughing in the day and frogs are croaking at night. Easter is early this year and hopefully the weather will be warm enough for the Easter Mon day picnics!Island Roots Heritage newsThe Island Roots Heritage Festival Committee held its fifth annual Wine Tasting at the Green Turtle Club on January 19th. Bristol Wines and Spirits sponsored the event and live entertainment was provided by Abaco’s own Geno D and the Impact Band. The event was attended by persons from all over the island of Abaco. Special guests for the evening were Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and the Min. of Health, Dr. Hubert Minnis. For Mr. Ingraham and Dr. Minnis this was an evening to relax and mingle with the crowd as there were no expected speeches or official duties. Knowing the hectic schedule that the Prime Minister must keep, it was really nice to see him just sitting and relaxing for a while. It was a very successful evening and the committee is grateful to the Abaco community and the Prime Minister for the continued support of their efforts. The proceeds from all of the fund rais ing events will be used for the 2008 Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th. This year’s theme will focus on the British influence on Bahamian society and the 55th anniversary of the corona tion of Queen Elizabeth II. The committee would be grateful for copies of any photos that show coronation or May Day celebra tions held in the Bahamas. Please contact a committee member if you have photos that you are willing to share. The website is www.islandrootsheritagefestival.comLocal GovernmentThe Local Government District Council held a town meeting in January to inform the community of an additional $50,000 to be used in the community and to ask for suggestions on how the money could be used to improve the community. Some suggestions were a park for the children, more public bathrooms, more parking areas in town, dredging settlement creek, channel markers, speed bumps, widening the road coming off the hill into town, installing a guard rail on the school steps and enlarging the administrator’s building for a commu nity center. The lack of government land in town makes it difficult to build a park, parking lot or public bathrooms. Most peo ple agreed that the widening of the road and the rail at the school steps should be a priority to avoid a serious accident. Representatives of the private subdivi sion known as Bethell or Green Turtle Es tates informed those at the meeting that the roads in the subdivision were being paved using materials, equipment and a crew from Leeward Yacht Club. Persons had questioned the involvement of LYC, but it was explained that it was an opportunity to obtain expert advice, materials and equip ment already being used in the construction of LYC. It would reduce the final cost to the Homeowners Association.Tourism MeetingThe Abaco Tourist Office held a Com munity Tourism Meeting on March 4th. Mr. Don Cornish and Ms. Bernadette Hall explained the concept of community tourism and what we can do to improve the visitor experience. Mr. Ricky Johnson spoke on eco-tourism and the impact of eco-tours and bird watching. We often walk around and not notice the beauty of nature around us. There was a discussion on recycling. Presently only cans and bottles are accept ed for recycling on Abaco. Representatives from the Abaco Tourist Office will con tinue to hold meetings throughout Abaco in an effort to spread the message that tour ism is everybody’s business.Cancer WalkThe First Annual Green Turtle Cay Cancer Walk was held on March 8th. A large group of people, young and old(er), some on foot, kids on bikes, scooters and skateboards were there to Walk for the Cure! Some of the proceeds were donated to the Abaco Cancer Society while some people chose to donate directly to Mrs. Molly McIntosh, who is currently receiv ing treatment. Ms. Lynn Johnson is very active in this effort and was instrumental in organizing the event. She personally un derstands the importance of early detection and encourages everyone to keep current on their mammograms and tests! A very worthwhile cause and the exercise will benefit all participants!People in the newsOur community said goodbye to Sgt. Derek Ferguson last month. Officer Fergu son made his presence known in the com munity and had a good relationship with the young people. He often pointed out that many of the complaints he received News of the Cays++Please see Cays Page 23 Well Done Drilling ServicesCall us today for a free consultation!Ph: (242) 367-4842 l Green Turtle Cay held a cancer walk to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society and for Molly McIntosh, who is undergoing treatments. The turn-out was good as the group was enthusiastic about its project. The walk was organized by Lynn Johnson.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 were problems, but not crimes. He tried to solve some of the problems before they led to crimes. During January he did traffic checks to make sure that licensing and inspections were up to date and the ve hicles were street worthy. Routine checks are carried out near the school to ensure that the speed limit is obeyed in the school zone. Sgt. Ferguson asked that parents be sure to license their children’s bikes. Wedding Bells rang for two couples! Congratulations to Sabrina and Joshua Lowe who were married on January 12th at the New Plymouth Gospel Chapel in a lovely ceremony where the groom sang to his lovely bride. A reception followed at the Green Turtle Club. Joshua is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lowe and Sabrina is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cam pollo. After a honeymoon in Colorado the couple is residing on Green Turtle Cay. Congratulations to Rand and Denise Parker who exchanged vows on Febru-Cays From Page 22 More News of the Cays++ Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Lowe ary 23rd at the Miracle Church of God. After the ceremony an outdoor reception was held at the Coppedge House. Denise is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Livingstone Bodie and Rand is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Parker. After a honeymoon cruise the couple will reside in Fox Town, but we will still see Denise everyday at Tiny Turtles Preschool! Congratulations to Cheri Smith and Kevin Sawyer who welcomed a daughter, Tori Lee, on March 7th. Both mother and baby are doing fine and are eager to come home. Congratulations to Mrs. Maria Schrack, who was Amy Roberts Primary’s nominee for Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Schrack is the 6th grade teacher and joined the staff at Amy Roberts Primary in 2002. The students’ fondest memories of Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Rand Parker Schrack will probably include the annual 6th grade field trip to Nassau and all her efforts in helping raise the funds for the trip. It definitely seems that spring is springing, especially with daylight saving time already in effect. Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all!Raising funds for The RageThe Abaco Rage Sailing Syndicate in Hope Town is planning a Party in the Park on March 25th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fund raising event will be held at Jarrett Park. The event will feature Abaco Rage Jerk ed Pork and conch salad along with their specialty drinks: Gin and Coconut water and Rum and Beer Other drinks will be available. The party will feature hermit crab racing and games of chance. Available will be Abaco Rage t-shirts, hats and local art work. This event is to raise money for the boat to compete in George Town, in April, Long Island in June and Harbour Island in October. The boat also needs new sails. Music therapist, Dr. Robert Krout, had the Hope Town students singing and swaying during his annual visit to the school to sing and play for them.Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers ProgramsLocal Deliveries

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Marsh Harbour Contact Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Phone: (242) 323-5702 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New Providence Dean’s Shipping Co M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACYIce Cream Parlour Bahamian Dishes Gourmet Pastries 367-6444 Mon Thurs 6-9 pm Fri & Sat 6 10 pm Sun 8 9:30 pmOpen Good Friday Easter Monday ABACO EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco Dr. Layman. He cited other changes as þ þ þ þ þ This increase has led to more than 100 pounds of fish a year which means 1,000 snapper dollars a year. þ þ þ þ þ þ þ fish, wrasse and moray eels. Dr. Layman concluded his presentation by listing other research projects: þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ demonstrate the importance of including tidal creeks in national parks. þ þ þ þ þ þ þ eats what and why. þ þ þ þ þ þ þ gramme on the island. þ þ þ þ þ þ one of Dr. Layman’s students. By Jennifer Hudson During presentations at the Abaco Sci ence Alliance Conference in January, the first two research scientists spoke on their work with whales and dolphins. The third speaker was Dr. Craig Layman whose area of research also is the marine environment. Dr. Layman is well known to many environmentalists on Abaco as he has spent much time here working on the Cross Harbour Creek project and has introduced many Abaconians to hands-on environ mental work. He has degrees, including a Masters and PhD, in biology, environmen tal science and ecology and has served for two years as an Environmental Fellow at Yale University. He began his presentation by stating his concern over the collapse in fisheries’ stocks which he has seen over the last cou ple of decades and which has occurred as a result of over exploitation, habitat altera tions or destruction. Potential solutions he suggested are þ þ þ þ þ þ þ and destruction. þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ the recovery of the health and integrity of the ecosystem. Dr. Layman cited as examples of ham pering with the natural environment Stink Pond which is the result of the flow of wa ter to the west side being blocked, Little Abaco Causeway, commonly called the bridge, where the water previously flowed from one side to the other, and Cross Har bour Creek where the flow of water was blocked many years ago with a causeway for a railroad. “These areas are very important as nursery habitats for the Nassau grouper,” stated Dr. Layman. The adults spawn on reefs and the juveniles begin their life cycle in the creeks. If we lose the mangroves, we lose the Nassau grouper. Some fish spend all their life in the creek systems and these are important for the bonefishing industry.” Dr. Layman spoke of the Cross Harbour Creek project in the southwest of the island of Abaco describing how the creek was blocked so the wetland was blocked from the marine environment and the mangroves blocked off the tidal channel. In April of 2006 culverts were installed. In a period of 10 days over 300 students helped with selective mangrove removal. Dr. Lehm an showed before and after photos of an amazing transformation at Cross Harbour. Studies are ongoing monitoring changes in the area. “The restoration of the creek is important in two ways,” stated Dr. Layman. þ þ þ þ þ þ can move out back to the ocean to spawn. þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ fish to move up. “The fish are being monitored by acous tic telemetry, a process in which the fish are tagged in the stomach with a very tiny tag. A small radio transmitter inserted into the stomach cavity of the fish enables re ceivers to track the movements of the fish. Of the 79 fish tagged, 20 have moved out to the ocean which had never been to the ocean before. This is one of the first stud ies ever in the world to demonstrate the direct connectivity between mangroves and ocean through fish movements,” informed Dr. Craig Layman is shown with a group of students who did some of the work to open up Cross Harbour creek. A dramatic change took place after the water flow was restored. A causewway had been built to accommodate a railroad track to carry lumber to the shore during the 1940s..

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 Executive Chef Responsible for all aspects of managing the kitchen and kitchen personnel, ensuring the quality preparation of þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ items in accordance with standards. Coordinates the purchase of all food and develops menus, maintaining approved food costs and labor costs.Equestrian ManagerIs to manage and oversee the department, be responsive to all guest requests. Also be directly involved in budgeting, caring for six horses, stable, forecasting, payroll schedule as well as product inventory and or dering. This position executes and coordinates all guest requests for services courteously and efficiently. Asst Golf SuperintendentAssists in supervision and coordination of the dayto-day activities of associates engaged in preserving grounds and golf course turf in playing condition. Po sition assists in ensuring guest and associate satisfaction is achieved while maintaining the operating budget.Escrow Coordinator þ þ þ þ þ keting & Sales. Responsibilities include escrow posting, accrual accounting and balance sheet accounting for Marketing & Sales. Must maintain files of escrow postings, invoices, and journal entries. Human Resources/Learning Coordinator Responsible for maintaining and updating all adminis trative aspects of training and quality, presenting core training and quality classes, and assisting in the imple mentation and monitoring of all training and quality functions in accordance with company philosophy and hotel standards. Duties include typing memos, updating HR database, maintaining employee files, answer ing telephones, fielding questions from internal guests and filing. Maintaining paperwork and processes for selection process. Golf Cart MechanicAssists in the maintenance and repairs of golf carts, small internal combustion engines and equipment to insure that interruptions of Golf Course maintenance schedules are kept to a minimum. Assists in training and evaluates staff on equipment operations, preventa tive maintenance procedures, and new equipment ori entations. GSA (Bellman Service/Transport) þ þ þ þ þ þ þ guests to rooms and inform guests of all hotel services and features. Responsible for attending to immediate needs of each guest upon arrival and follow through attention throughout stay. Thorough knowledge of all hotel services and amenities.Diver Trainer/First Mate Housemen (2) Clean and maintain all corridors, vending areas, el evators and landings and service areas on guest room floors, ensuring hotel’s standards of cleanliness. Provide linen supplies for Room Attendants and stock floor closets. Deliver and retrieve items requested by guests and Floor Supervisor.Room AttendantsResponsible for assisting the Director of Housekeeping, Housekeeping Manager and all housekeeping supervi sors in the successful ownership and operational execu tion of the Housekeeping Department. Responsible for assisting the Housekeeping Team Leader in providing genuine care and comfort to the ladies and gentlemen of the respective departments and maintaining a sense of urgency in handling all related matters.Asst. Food & Beverage ManagerResponsible for the supervision of all aspects of the Dining Restaurant functions, in accordance with Club standards. Directs, implements and maintains a service and management philosophy, which serves as a guide to respective staff. þ þ þ þ þ pany in ensuring the safety, security and well being of the quests and employees in accordance with hotel standards and philosophy.Kitchen Steward (Males preferred) (4)Adhere to hotel specifications and standards in operat ing the dishwashing machine to wash designated restau rant and kitchen wares, clean and maintain equipment þ þ areas. Assist in washing pots, pans and other kitchen þ þ þ þ þ projects as assigned. Deep cleaning of kitchen equipment and designated areas after service hours of opera tion as required. Persons desirous of interviewing for theses positions are advised to register, in writing, with the Human Resources Department before Monday, March 28th, 2008, so that the appropriate arrangements and inter views can be made. Current employees are reminded to use the new “Inter-departmental Transfer Request Form” now available at the Human Resources Office. Employment OpportunitiesJanuary 2008Livingston Ward Winsome Green Lakeysha Riley Racque Pinder Deon Pugh Julie Farquharson Antonio Amilio Fox Shuvalo Roberts Marilyn Davis Joy Davis Janette Melvise Dean Melissa Newbold Maryetta Decius Gary Alexis Gerald Lightbourn Gregory Munroe Sherburt Simms Tigedeon GedeonFebruary 2008Gladstone McEwan Gary Knowles Steven Cooper Sherman Forbes Edmund Curry Melanie Symonette Veryna Mills Iris Smith Solange Alisma Emmanuel Alisma Shonell Pritchard Seaga Fox Eugene FergusonBirthday GreetingsMarch 2008William Malone, Sr. Hank Davis Anthony Previlien Joseph Johnson Melissa Moss Cherene Petit Edward Miller Charlieann Marshall Alin Thervil Carlos Nunez Mono Fenelon Mark AitkenFive Star Award Winners 4th Quarter December 31, 2007 þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Leader for 4th Quarter December 31 2007 þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Employee Winners of the Year 2007Five Star Awards þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Leader of the Year 2007 New Employees for January 2008A warm and sincere greeting to our Ladies and Gentlemen Timoth Riley Carlton LebrunNew Managers þ Adgadell Adderley (Front Office Manager) þ Jexell Tinker (Guest Service Ambassador Manager) Shamir Armbrister Lacreasha Miller Antonia Huyler Donna Albury Neil Smith Chaqua Ferguson

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCK REGISTRATIONIt has been brought to this Department attention that there are a number of docks, moorings, groins, bulk heads, and other marine construction taking place in Abaco and its outlying Cays, without the approval of the Minister of Maritime Affairs & Labour. Please be advised that ALL matters pertaining to Docks, Bulkheads, Break-waters, BoatLifts, Moorings, Groins, or any Marine related Construction can ONLY be approved by the Minister of Maritime Affairs & Labour. This is done through the Dock Committee in Nassau. The criterion for applying for any of the above are as follows: I.þ An Application with proposed plans is made to the Local Council responsible for the þ District of the proposed project. 2.þ The application is then considered by the Local Council, which may include a Site visit. 3.þ Their comments are noted on the proposed plans. 4.þ The plans(s) are then forwarded to the Docks Committee in Nassau for their considerþ ation before forwarding on to the Minister for a decision. The Local Council Members CANNOT approve such Application. Be advised that Legal Action will be taken against anyone who do not have the approval of the Minister, and Captain Cyril A. Roker (for) PORT CONTROLLER Port Department Public Notice By Mirella Santillo For the fourth consecutive time, it was standing room only at the Friends of the Environment’s annual Native Plant Fair that took place on January 26th. This year there were two presenters: Dr. Maurice Isaacs, Veterinarian Officer with the Min istry of Agriculture who came from Nassau to make a presentation titled Invasive alien species in The Bahamas, the enemy within, and Mr. Michael Parotti, manager of Rocky Farm Nursery who demonstrated plant propagation. Dr. Isaacs’ first remark expressed his surprise that more problems have not been created by all the plants and the animals arriving in our country, legally, illegally or by act of nature. He explained that most imported species that become established could become destructive to the eco-system or detrimental to human health. The dam age is insidious and often irreversible, he explained. The Bahamas is more vulner able to the change because of its small and fragmented eco-system. Invasive plants such as Brazilian pepper or casuarina pines take over and create a mono-culture. Plants and animals have been introduced intentionally to The Bahamas, either for food (bay leaf and papaya), for pollina tion (bees), as domestic animals (cattle and pigs), for bio-control (ladybugs and guinea fowl), as ornamentals (roses, Asian Scavaeola), as pets (dogs, hamsters or cats), for medicinal purposes (leeches, neem), or commercial purposes (oranges, ornamental fish). Some have arrived as stowaways (on imported furniture or crates), on boats or carried on the winds of a hurricane; others have been smuggled illegally. Pets, no lon ger wanted, can become wild and threaten native fauna (feral cats, reptiles and birds). With pets come ticks and fleas; with im ported plants come the danger of mites, mealy bugs and scale. Some species such as the red-eared sliders turtle have bred with native, producing hybrids. Invasive species of animals and microorganisms to be particularly aware of are rabies, mongoose, poisonous snakes, mon keys, brown tree snakes, bullfrog, foot and mouth disease, nutria, ferrets, cane toads, giant African snail and kidzu. Prevention can be achieved through leg islation, sanitary control, border control, information management, public educa tion, contingency planning, diagnosis and surveillance and enforcement. However, enforcement is difficult because of the configuration of a country such as ours that has so many ports of entry. On the most unwanted list and recom mended for eradication are the suckering Australian pine, paper bark tree, monkey tamarind. Species recommended for control are woman’s tongue, casuarina, log wood, castor beans, bay rum, raccoons, dogs and cats. Several Caribbean organi zations have been created to monitor and control the spread of invasive species. Mr. Parotti’s talk on How we grow our plants at Rocky Farm followed Dr. Isaacs’ presentation. He said that Rocky Farm grows all the plants supplied to the Abaco Club at Winding Bay and that means growing close to 20,000 plants among them a couple of thousand coconut trees. The first step in landscaping the Abaco Club was to remove the Casuarina and Hawaiian sea grape, replacing them with ink berries. Growing as many native plants as possible is the main scope of the nursery. To keep the plant supply, Mr. Parotti uses various modes of propagation: þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Seeding is a straightforward process that all gardeners know. Mossing is not as familiar a procedure and Mr. Parotti dem onstrated on a live plant the steps required to duplicate a plant by mossing. Choose a limb at least as thick as a thumb, peel the bark off and sprinkle it with a growth hor mone such as Rootone, envelop the spot completely with wet sphagnum moss and wrap it tightly with aluminum foil. In less than a month, the limb will have rooted and is ready to be severed from the tree and planted. “It is my favorite method,” explained Mr. Parotti. The new plant is ready to bear fruits in case of a fruit tree or flower much more rapidly than by sow ing seeds. Cloning consists in cutting a piece of a tree or bush at an angle and planting it in a growing medium after having covered the cut part with growth hormone. For best results, the new plant should be kept in a green house and misted until well estab lished. It takes four to six weeks for the roots to form. The best time to do clon ing is when new shoots are coming on the tree. For landscaping purposes or to save them from being bulldozed, it has some times been necessary to move full grown trees from their natural environment. This is a delicate process, said Mr. Michael Parotti, that involves not damaging the tap root. The way to do it is to dig approxi mately two feet around the tree and to fill that space with burlap. After a couple of Native Plant Fair featured two speakers A large group crowded into the Friends of the Environment’s meeting room to hear a talk on invasive species and another talk on plant propogation. Shown here is Mr. Jim Rich ard, President of Friends who auctioning off pots hand-painted by local artists. Please see Friends

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 Friends From Page 26 Lee Pinder, our correspondent from Cherokee Sound, was delighted with the native plant that she got at the Native Plant Show that the Friends held. These yearly events have proved to be very popular as they give interesting information that is relevant to our island. months, the roots will have spread to the burlap, making it easier to dig the tree up, but it is not always a successful process. To promote plant growth, Rocky Farm Nursery uses various kinds of fertilizers such as manure from the horses kept at Winding Bay, commercial liquid fertilizers and sea weed. Mr. Parotti is experimenting with a new process of condi tioning the soil with discarded newspapers. The papers are shredded and incorporated in the soil. “It is good for na tive plants,” he said. In lieu of pesticides, the nursery has introduced ducks on their grounds. The duck population had reached 72, but unfor tunately most were killed by stray dogs. They are being replaced. A tip for sowing hard, shinny seeds that have to grow through an animal or a bird to be soften is to soak them in vinegar diluted with water for a day. The seminar ended with Mr. Jim Richard, President of Friends, auctioning four flower pots decorated by local artists that went to the highest bidders. Everyone pres ent was invited to pick a native tree to take home and plant. Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Representing the pioneers: COMMERþcCIAL & þRRESIDENTIAL FILTRATION þSSYSTEMS WATER SOFTENERþsS, þRREVERþsSE þOOþsSMOþsSIþsS, CARBON þFFILTERþsS, STAINLEþssSS STEEL & PLAþsSTIþcC PUMþpsPS, SþALTALT & MORE Contractor Prices Available CALL/FAX 365-8749 oremail: ohall@aol.com þAATLANTIþcC FILTER CORP PRICES BELOW U.þSS. þRRETAIL Corner Value Liquid Propane Gas LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark CardsQueen Elizabeth Drive Realtor achieves international recognitionJohn Cash with John Cash Realty of Treasure Cay has just become the first Bahamian realtor to have been awarded the Ac credited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) based in The United States. “Today’s real estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services for their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers,” explained Dale A. Stin ton, President REBAC. “The ABR desig nation, the benchmark of excellence in real estate buyer representation, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue his education in the field and has the proven the experience and training to deliver the ethical and professional service to real estate buyers.” Mr. Cash, ABR, joins more than 45,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. He was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representa tion and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience. REBAC, founded in 1988, is the world’s largest association of real estate profession als focusing on representing the real estate buyer. The NAR is the world’s largest professional association, representing over 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. Mr. Cash first entered the real estate profession 20 years ago and in addition to managing his own agency, enjoys actively investing in properties for short term rental and long term lease in the Treasure Cay area. He credits much of his success in the industry to his professional education and training seminars and enjoys achieving designations like the ABR.Technician achieves Johnell Curry, a computer technician with Computer Creations of Marsh Harbour, has recently achieved the Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) certification. This certification demon strates knowledge in system administration of Microsoft Windows operating systems, implementation, management, and main tenance of the computing environment of small, medium, and large-sized compa nies. Typical tasks handled by an MCSA are managing servers and networks. People in the News Civic Organizations Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco þ Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457 Last Thursday, monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001 Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Hummingbird Restaurant John Cash

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 By John Hedden and Patrick BethelSouthern Lights is a group of concerned individuals who are seeing too much dam age being done to our natural environment and resources by developments and proj ects which show absolutely no concern for indigenous Bahamian surroundings. Examples are expressed in projects for New Providence (Albany and Baha Mar), The Biminis (Bimini Bay), Abaco (Baker’s Bay), and numerous others which are be ing presently shielded from public scru tiny.The sad situation is that in order to attract foreign capital The Bahamas is sacrificing The Bahamas heritage, and future Bahamians will have no idea of what their inheritance should have been. An upcoming example on Abaco is the Resorts of South Abaco project which is slated to be developed on the peninsula of Hole-in-the-Wall. This project is to include three condominium-type resorts, two golf courses, a marina, water parks with natu ral flowing water, jet transport, a power station, an airport and many other planned venues. A map layout shows this project encom passing the whole of Southern Abaco from Sandy Point to the southern margins of Crossing Rocks settlement. And yet claims to be environmentally friendly are made. We know the government is prepared to trade jobs and our Bahamian heritage for apparently huge capital investments. But thought needs to be given to the fact that in vestments of over US $1,000,000 per per manent job will become quickly unsustain able. The Bahamian work force is unable to even accommodate the need for skilled and semi skilled construction workers.Meanwhile the heritage of Hole-in-theWall suffers. The unique Abaco parrot becomes immediately threatened by equip ment damage and removal of valuable coppice forage areas. The historical sites of Lantern Head, Barque Bay and Alex andria are physically threatened and will be removed from public access. Natural environmental systems including the Cross Harbour creeks, dune ridges, brackish ponds, coastal bluffs, coppice forests, cave systems and all the flora and fauna become threatened by the resorts’ development and infrastructure. There is nothing more immediately destructive to the environment than golf courses and marinas due to oils, fertilisers, pesticides, physical landscape modification and last but not least the introduction of foreign species (including humans). We, therefore, appeal to the Bahamian government to show transparency over these slated projects and involve public participation in the ongoing processes. We do not want to stop projects and develop ment, but rather wish sensible and sustain able developments which will also take into account and stabilise our varied heritages.Viewpoint . . . Concerned about over-development þ þ þ þ þ þ html MH Customs gets new muralAs part of the upgrade of the Marsh Harbour airport Susan Parotti painted a new mural on one of the interior walls in Customs. The beautiful seascape will hopefully begin our visitors’ vacations on a positive note. The Moorings Yacht Charters The Conch Inn Resort þ The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel April 2008 Cruise the Abaco Cruise the Abaco

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + þ 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + þ 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + þ 242-367-5576 Casuarina Point Different of Abaco þ 8 rm 20 cott þ 366-2150 Cherokee Lee Pinder + þ 3 hse þ 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages þ 5 cottages þ 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosie’s Place þ 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Cocobay Cottages þ 6 cott þ 365-5464 Island Properties + þ 34 hse þ 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn þ 9 rm þ 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + þ 30 þ 365-4636 Roberts Cottages þ 3 cott þ 365-410 5 Guana Cay Dive Guana þ 11 hse þ 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort þ 4 rm 10 cott. þ 365-5137 Donna Sands + þ 12 hse þ 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort þ 6 units þ 365-5133 Guana Seaside þ 8 rm 7 cott þ 365-5106 Harbour View Haven þ þ 365-5028 Ocean Frontier þ 519-389-4846 þ Sea Shore Villas þ þ 365-5028 Ward’s Landing þ 4 units 904-982-2762 Hope Town Abaco Inn þ 22 rm þ 366-0133 Club Soleil þ 6 rm 1 cott þ 366-0003 Crystal Villas þ 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + þ 53 hse þ 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge þ 25 rm þ 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + þ 63 hse þ 366-0224 Hope T Villas + þ 3 hse þ 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals þ 4 cott þ 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + þ 3 hse þ 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort þ 5 villas þ 366-0065 Tanny Key + þ 43 hse þ 366-0053 Turtle Hill þ 4 villas þ 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages þ 4 hse þ 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + þ 8 hse þ 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing þ 5 condos þ 365-6072 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort þ 82 rms þ 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + þ 6 hse þ 367-2719 Alesia’s þ 3 rms þ 367-4460 Ambassador Inn þ 6 rms þ 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort þ 8 rms þ 367-3980 Conch Inn þ 9 rms þ 367-4000 D’s Guest House þ 6 rms 3 þ 367-3980 Great Abaco Club + þ 12 hse þ 367-4151 Island Breezes Motel þ 8 rms þ 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas þ 6 eff þ 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas þ 6 cott þ 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) þ 32 effic þ 367-0148 Moore’s Island Moore’s Is Bonefish Camp þ 8 rm þ 366-6334 Sandy Point Oeisha’s Resort þ 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort þ 14 rm þ 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing þ 10 rm þ 366-4477 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort þ 18 rm 6 hse þ 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club þ 365-8500 Island Dreams + þ 45 hse þ 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort þ 95 rms þ 365-8801 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel þ 19 rm 3 villa þ 365-2222 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 + agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Sep 07 Man-O-War Hardware Non-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 The squatters on both the farm itself and at the head of the road need an area that will have electricity, water, roads, access by fire and police departments, garbage collection and prevention of dumping. Currently, fires are rampant; trash from filthy diapers to wrecked vehicles to the wrappings of 48-inch plasma television screens litter the road. In addition to the two slums already extant in the area, land has been bulldozed for a church for which there is no apparent permit. Putting housing in an already damaged and disrespected area is not likely to significantly reduce the de structive pattern already in operation. To provide the infrastructure described above means extensive bulldozing far be yond what has already been destroyed; digging, pouring of concrete, paving of yet more roads, in short, development of an area that needs to be undeveloped, that needs to be allowed to return to a normal, natural state if it is to continue to function as the magnificent catchment that it is. A fresh water lens is the last place over which housing should be placed. The area can safely be utilized for or ganic farming (on the old citrus farm). A national park could surround the Conser vation Area and Abaco Barb Horse Preserve including historic Norman’s Castle. If the peninsula remained totally wild, its value would be immeasurable. To leave it wild, yet to allow people respectful access to the marvels of the area would provide benefits far beyond the expedience of put ting up housing because it seems a fast, easy solution. It will be more costly, in fact, devas tating, to ruin a precious water supply. And to destroy for future generations the natural wonders of the area which include a Blue Hole (now used for laundry, bath ing, car washing and more) will take real treasure away from our children and their Letters From Page 8 fair. During his three months in office here he has been trying to progressively attack problems and provide further training for staff. He has been working on identifying problems and reaching out to the commu nity via radio and the newspaper and has noted some positive changes. There was a steady flow of people to the fair all day, but attendance was understand ably limited due to the fact that, since it was a weekday, many people could not get off work. The organizers plan to make this an ongoing event and next time will try to hold it on a day when more people will be able to visit. In addition to all of the very valuable information from which consum ers will be able to benefit, customers at the fair were able to enjoy lunch and take home with them a variety of giveaways. If you missed the fair this year, aim not to miss it next year.BEC From Page 4 Town, was sentenced to death on Febru ary 13 in Nassau for the brutal murder of 30-year-old Germaine “Bobo” Thompson in April 2004. The partially decomposed body of Thompson was discovered in a blue hole named Merlin’s Lair near Bustic Bight on April 10, 2004. The body had been wrapped in a sheet and secured with duct tape, then weighed down by heavy chains with padlocks and tied to a concrete block. The prosecution argued that the placing of those materials at the scene in preparation for the disposal of the body showed pre meditation and planning. It was found that Mr. Thompson died from multiple stab wounds about the body, one of which was to the right lung. The motive for the killing was deemed by the judge to be jealousy over a woman with whom Mr. Knowles had just ended a relationship. Senior Justice Anita Allen stated that she found Mr. Thompson’s murder to be “a cold-blooded and savage attack on an unarmed and unsuspecting victim. The convict showed a callous disregard for hu man life and showed no mercy in this de liberate, premeditated and planned killing and deserved the most severe penalty for murder, namely death.” Mr. Knowles showed no apparent emotion as the sentence was handed down to him.Central From Page 19 children. It is doubtful if these crude activi ties will diminish if population in the area is encouraged to increase. Abaco is a big island, but it is not limitless, and its especially vulnerable areas must be protected, not bulldozed and over run. Concerned about our water supply AA and Al Anon MeetingsThe AA (Alcoholics Anomyous) group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. each month at the Marsh Harbour Community Library. The AA group in Hope Town meets Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library. The AA group and the AlAnon group meet in the Treasure Cay Community Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Please call 357-6511 for additional information.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Abaco Ferry Service to or from White Sound Marsh Harbour > Hope Town Return Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 1Return Albury’s Ferry Service Marsh Harbour > Hope Town þ Return Marsh Harbour > White Sound Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War þ Return þ Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn þ þ þ þ Return Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor T Cay Airport to Green T Cay Treasure Cay to Guana Cay T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town þ T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Pinder’s Ferry Service Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. McLean’s Town to Crown Haven return þ þ Bahamas Ferries The Great Abaco Express Dive Shops þ. þ. þ. 366-0431 þ. þ. þ. þ. Rentals * Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Guana Cay þ. þ. Man-O-War þ. þ. þ. þ þ. Hope Town þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Treasure Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Sandy Point þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Man-O-War þ. Crossing Rocks þ. Cherokee þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Hope Town þ. North Abaco þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. Visitors’ Guide Restaurant Guide + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Dundas Town þ. Hope Town þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Lubber’s Quarter Man-O-War þ. þ. Guana Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Treasure Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Sandy Point þ. þ. þ. þ. Everyone reads The AbaconianPlease bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 15 Mar 08 Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers þ Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 þ 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 þ. þ þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Abaco Marinas Walker’s Cay þ. þ Green Turtle Cay 45 F þ. þ. 32 F þ. þ. 15 þ. 12 F þ. þ. 10 F þ. Treasure Cay þ. 150 þ. F þ. Man-O-War þ. 26 F þ. Marsh Harbour þ. 183 F þ. þ. F þ. þ. 36 F þ. þ. 52 þ. Hope Town þ. 16 þ. 6 F þ. þ. 50 F þ. Spanish Cay þ. F þ. Guana Cay þ. 32 F þ. Tours & Excursions þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Taxi Cab Fares þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Effective 13 Nov 05 þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Points of Interest Albert Lowe Museum þ. þ. þ. Wyannie Malone Historical Museum þ. Hope Town þ. Hope Town þ. þ. Treasure Cay farm road þ. Little Harbour þ. Pocket beaches Miles of beach H Cafe Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from Area code 242 unless noted otherwise* Not on Sundays or holidays Items of interest tourism 367-3067

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 6 MARCH 15th, 2008 By Robert Wilson The tickets were free, but everyone in the area benefitted as Johnny Roberts and the crew at Nippers Beach Bar hosted the 9th annual Barefoot Man Concert on March 2nd. An estimated 2000 or more attended the Guana Cay event and revelers came early for an entire weekend of music and festivities.Fishers Bay was packed with 60 or more boats anchored about and Grabbers on Sunset Beach provided music, a rib buffet and refreshments to set the tone. Docksiders provided a somewhat more formal approach on Saturday evening and, reportedly, two seatings were sold out. On the beach at Nipper’s everyone was getting ready for the crowd and a few hard-core fans camped out during the night on the beach while others se cured tables to insure their favorite van tage point, For those lingering around to watch the sunrise Johnny had his crew serving a hearty breakfast buffet. By noon Sunday special ferries from Marsh Harbour Marina, Earl’s dock and the two adjacent docks were full of those opting to travel by boat. Others moored in Settlement Harbour. Barefoot Man concert drews 2000+ The Barefoot Man drew thousands for his annual concert on the beach at Nippers on March 2. Visitors and locals alike enjoyed the folksy calypso beat of his music. Once again he brought with him Sea N’ B. Local musician Stone McEwan opened the concert, warming up the audience. Please see Concert Page 2 Friends of the Environment $60,000 for EMS and FireThe Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, was special guest of the auction held in Treasure Cay on February 23 to raise money for the construction of a building to house the fire department, emergency medical service and a humane society. Shown here is the Prime Minister with Mrs. Barbara Hadley, organizer of the auction, and Colin Albury, Fire Chief of the Treasure Cay Fire and Rescue. See story page 4.Watch for Date and Time the Abaco Chamber of Commerce Friends of the Environment holds a Reef Ball annually as one it its major fund raising events. It was held again this year at Abaco Beach Resort on March 1. A special guest this year was the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, who enjoyed chatting with the guests. He is shown here talking with Mr. Jim Richard, President of Friends, Mr. Michael Albury, Past President of Friends and Cha Boyce, Board member. The party was entertained by the Modern Vinage band and offered raffle prizes and a silent auction in additional to dinner and dancing. Bahamasair changed its baggage policy effective on March 1st on its international and domestic routes. Passengers on the international routes are now allowed two checked bags at 60 pounds per bag rather than the 70 pounds previously allowed. On domestic routes passengers will continue to be allowed two checked bags with a com bined weight of 44 pounds.There will be changes in the excess bag gage charges also. International flights will have the fol lowing excess baggage charges: bag Domestic flights will have the following excess baggage charges: Baggage rates increased on Bahamasair Please see Bahamasair Page 15 See statement on page 9

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Boats equipped with: Our Customers Get Extra AttentionWeekly Rates: þ þ þ þ þ Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour www.seahorseboatrentals.com The Barefoot Man Concert is to Gua na Cay as Santa Claus is to a child. It comes once a year and is one of the most anticipated events on Abaco. The Bare foot Man, George Nowak, commented, “I must say I am flattered with the huge turnout we have every year Nippers seems to be busting at the seams. However, I refuse to take all the credit. Much of what’s happening is simply an excuse to have a party.” A hundred or so of those attending people traveled from the Cayman Islands where Barefoot Man performs two nights a week at the Reef Resort on Grand Cay man. According to band members, the majority of those had never attended a Cayman performance where they only honored, be it the music or a party,” not ed the Man. What seemed to be missing this year was a new CD. His latest, A Thong Gone Concert From Page 1 Wrong, was recorded last year and along with his other recordings still gets rave reviews. A new CD, , is expected to be released in time for a Summer Nip pers Party scheduled for July 27th. According to the folks at Nippers, “We have a demand by the summer crowd.” Many regulars who vacation on Abaco want to experience all the excitement. In conjunction with the July concert, Docksiders will host a special event July 26th for those who prefer not dealing with the massive crowds on Concert Day. The Barefoot Man, along with Sea n’ Be, will provide a two-hour “unplugged” performance. Reservations will be required for this event. More information about this and other upcoming events can be found on-line at www.barefootman.com. As for the concert itself, Stone McE wan quickly warmed up the crowd play ing some of his favorite songs before the Barefoot Man, accompanied by Sea N’ B, cast his spell. Unlike previous years, the loud tropical shirts were gone and The Barefool Man, George Novak for the Cayman Islands, once again entertained thousands at Nippers. Again this year he was accompanied by Sea N’ B while Stone McEwan started off teh concert George sported a tuxedo shirt. He later commented, “It was just a spur of the moment decision feeling a little goofy, I guess.” Chuck and Barrie of Sea N’ B performed several selections from their new CD, Blue Skies, White Beach and a Red Stripe Beer. The calypso beat and different subject matter was refreshing. When the sun went down on Sunday evening and the music waned, the docks were quiet and the streets along Settle ment Harbour were empty. Another concert was over, and Guana Cay resi dents were preparing for another day. At Nippers Johnny Roberts looked around, smiled and appeared satisfied that he had done his best. He was tired and after looking around to insure all was well, he went home to get some needed rest.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 3 SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SEþcCTION A, PþaA GE 3 Visit... Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEW PRICE #3351 LOT 58, BþlLOCK 11, SUþbBDIVIþsSION þII $15,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 þCCOCO BAY LOT $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 TREASURE CAY NEW LISTING #4203 SANDþsS BANKþsS WATERFRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to Sell. 95,000. each Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298TREASURE CAY #3073 MY ISLAND RETþrREAT BEACHFþrRONT 4 bed, 3 bath, cathedral ceilings, wrap-around screened-in verandahs. Great views. $1,300,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3851 þSSEA BþrREEZE VþiIEW OF THE þSSEA OF þAAþbBACO. Newly constructed 2 bed 1 bath home. Steps to beautiful beach.þ / Shared dock. $319,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR #4136þ þCCASA þS SEþrRENA þC CANAL þF FþrRONT 2 bed 2 bath home and a self sucient 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Great views. Dock access. þ / $1,499,000. NEW PRICE GUANA CAY #4081 þAAþrRT þCCAFE þWWATEþrRFþrRONT overlooking the lovely harbour of Guana Cay. Lends itself to commercial/retail or residential. $1,600,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817 PAþrrRROT POþiINT þWWATEþrRFþrRONT 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 MARSH HARBOUR #3100 þTTEN þAACþrRE þWWATEþrRFþrRONT Ten acre peninsula perfect for a marina or small development. Deep water with a dredged canal. $2,500,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #1660 þSSEþrRENþiITY þHHOUSE BEACHFþrRONT þEESTATE 290 ft. of sandy beach, modern 2 storey, 4 bed 4.5 bath 5,600 sq. ft. home on 2 large lots. $5,200,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #4193 þLLOT 87 þAAþbBACO þOOCEAN þCCLUþbB þII nterior lot with high elevation. Less than 200ft. from the Sea of Abaco. Community dock. $125,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MARSH HARBOUR #3248 þHHþiIGH ROCKS þSSEA VþiIEW Mediterranean-style 4 bed 3 bath home. Private. Formal living/dining rooms. Fully furnished. $980,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR #3467 þAAþbBACO þHHOUSE BEACHFþrRONT V þiILLAS spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000. Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #2516 þCCþrROSSWþiINDS þSSEA VþiIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 sq. ft. furnished family home with apartment, central A/C, generator. $820,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 NEW PRICE TREASURE CAY #3079 þSSAND BANKS þHHþbrBRþWWATEþrRFþrRONT prime development. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages, pool. Marina/shing lodge potential. $650,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 þWWþiILL’S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home. Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472 sq. ft. including deck.Community dock. $485,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046TILLOO CAY #3792 þOONE þAACþrRE þWWATEþrRFþrRONT Great elevation. Room for a protected dock with good water depth. $290,000 . Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #4147 þGGOLF þCCOUþrRSE þLLOT #1 oering 18,000 sq. ft. of land. Spectacular views from the14th. green. Outstanding home site. $106,800.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MARSH HARBOUR #4229 PEþrRKY PELþiICAN PELþiICAN þSSHOþrRES Charming and immaculate, gorgeous verandahs commanding views of the Sea of Abaco. $2,775,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING GUANA CAY #3001 þGGUANA BEACH þHHOUSE QUAþiINT beach house, 2 bedrooms 1 bath on stunning sandy beach with 60’ on the water x 242’ deep.þ / $650,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 M ANGþrROLA þSSEA VþiIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $606,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE MARSH HARBOUR #4300 þCCþrROSSWþiINDS þWWATEþrRFþrRONT þEEASTEþrbRB þSSHOþrRES 3 bed 2.5 bath with spectacular views 3/4 acres with 2 private docks.. Fully furnished. $980,000.Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING MAN-O-WAR CAY #4285 þSSEA TO þSSEA þEEASTEþrRN þHHAþrbRBOUþrR Good elevation with unobstructed views of the Sea of Abaco. 90ft deep water harbour frontage. $910,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW PRICE

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 LIGHTING SHOWROOM NOW OPENJ & J ELECTRICLIGHTING & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIESPh 367-5145 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 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 land scaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000 Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach access just steps away. $439,000 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great views. Short walk to beach. Turtle House on Guana harbour 2/1 with private dockon harbour. Great views and rental potential. NEW PRICE White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with 150’ of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on White Sound. Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great investment in a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals Casuarina Point home 1439 2/2 home on large landscaped lot. Dock approval in place. Bahama Palm Shores A large selection of interior and beach lots starting at $30,000 The Great Abaco Club 1189 Jaffa is a 3/3 home on a double lot positioned to capture views from every room. Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two waterfront lots, both offering great dockage. Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing 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 deck ing and patio, central a/c, central location. Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2 and 1/1 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 ocean front lot just south of Sea Spray $727,000. The cook Estate at Turtle rocks Almost 5 acres offering 3 homes & four other buildings. Sea views. Call for info. The Abaco Club Hope Town Cottage 1437 4/4 turn-key hilltop cottage overlooking the 18th green and Atlantic Ocean. $3,175,000 Guana Cay Two bay lots starting at $370,000, þ Two ocean lots starting at $399,000, Beach lots starting at $599,000 þ 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 The Treasure Cay Community Committee held a very successful fund raising auction on February 23 beside the pool at Bahama Beach Club. The gorgeous beach front location was a plus as it lent an air of tropical comfort and leisure. A silent auction and a live auction brought out a crowd who enjoyed the excitement of the auctions. A large crowd witnessed the live The Bahama Beach Club had a great vari ety food and an open bar for the enjoyment of the auction-goers. The guest of honour was the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, who mingled among the guests while everyone was viewing the silent auction tables and enjoying the hors d’oeuvres and drinks. He posed willingly with the guests for pictures that they could The Prime Minister spoke at the auc tion to raise money for the volunteer ser vices of Treasure Cay. He expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the second homeowners for all they do for North Ab aco. He stated that they have transformed the lives of the residents of North Abaco in ways that he could not have dreamed of when he was growing up in Cooper’s Mr. Ingraham has represented North Abaco for more than 30 years. And dur ing that entire time the residents of Trea sure Cay have done so much for Abaco, in excess of what anyone could have imagined. Their volunteer help is much appreciated. Mr. Ingraham asked for their tolerance. If they meet any rude residents, he asked that they please forgive them for they know not what they do. He thanked them for all the equipment they have acquired for the volunteer fire and rescue services. He felt that Colin Al bury had made a good choice in moving to Treasure Cay. He then asked that the Treasure Cay second homeowners impart to the resi dents what they can. “Step up and help. Teach us. Train us. Show us.” Since he had offered one day of his time in Nassau as an item to be auctioned, his final comment before the auctioning began was ”Don’t sell me cheap!” North Abaco News The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Prime Minister, greeted all of the volunteer firemen of North Abaco while he was at the fund raising auction at Treaure Cay on February 23. The event was to raise funds for building an emergency services building. The volunteers meet regularly for training and for maintaining the equipment. treasure later. The auctioneer, Mr. Al Shew, kept the interest going and kept the prices escalat ing. The item that brought the most interest was one that the Prime Minister offered a Saturday or Sunday as his guests in Nassau. the highest bid of the evening. The list of auctioned items included exotic vacations in Spain, Acapulco, Bermuda and several locations in the States. Another item that raised quite a sensation was a day of snapper fishing that also included the Prime Minister on board. That item brought in ing, bonefishing, boating, birding, wild boar hunting, golf, lunches, dinners, and The emergency services of Treasure Cay is the best equipped on Abaco. It has three am bulances, one fire truck and a command unit. A second fire truck with a large tank will be arriving soon. Mr. Colin Albury is the Fire Chief and has very quickly trained a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Please see Page 5

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March 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:367-5454HopeTown:366-0700E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.comwww.HGChristie.com Contactusforyour FREEcopyof IslandBreeze,Issue2007 andGuideToInvestingIn RealEstateInTheBahamas. HILLTOPNewexclusivecommunitycomprising12hilltop lotsand4waterfrontlotswithstunningviewsof WhiteSound,theSeaofAbacoandtheAtlantic Ocean.Sizesrangefrom12,000to17,000sq.ft. Hillsidelotsfrom$305,000. Waterfrontlotsat$785,000. InternetRef.PS10605EXCLUSIVE SALES RENTALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PIGEONHILLWhiteSound,ElbowCay meals specially prepared. In addition to the live auction, the com mittee held a silent auction and a raffle. Abaco businesses donated generously to the silent auction and the raffle and artists do nated a variety of art work. About 100 items were available at a variety of prices for the silent auction items. Included were original art work, prints, jewelry, home items, air line tickets and many gift certificates. The committee more than met its goal of complete the building of which the founda tion has already been poured. There is still more expense as the interior of the build ing has to be finished, equipment is needed for the fire and rescue volunteers and the equipped. The committee, made up of Barbara Hadley, Betsy Bracey, Jerry Roberts and others, is pleased with their success and is grateful to the community for supporting them so generously. More North Abaco News From Page 4 Tables laden with a large variety of food tempted the attendees at the fund raising auction in Treasure Cay. They had ample time to study all the items in the silent auction to place their names and offers on the bid sheets. The Abaconian’s New Web Site

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 By Lee PinderThe residents of Cherokee Sound held a fund raiser and chicken dinner cook-out with all the trimmings on February 23rd on the school grounds. The weather cer tainly cooperated as it turned out to be a sunny afternoon and was well attended by the locals as well as persons from off the settlement. The purpose of the event was to help pay some of the expenses incurred by one of the victims of the December 31, 2007, explosion of the old cannon. The lighting of the cannon on New Year’s Eve has been a tradition in Cherokee for many years, and no one ever thought in their wildest dreams that it would ever ex plode, but it did. Expenses incurred for the fund raiser have to be paid before a final figure can be confirmed, but whatever was raised will go towards the doctor and hospital bills. We want to thank all who assisted in preparing the food, bought dinners, do the Chinese Auction as well as those who worked that day. It seems that whenever the people of Cherokee come together for a common cause, we always seem to reach our goals and we particularly want to thank the Scurvy Few Motorcycle members for all their help.Students for the Month of February at Cherokee Primary School were Brianna the Month of March were Marissa Pratt and Tiffany Albury. A Cake and Pie Raffle was held on Febcacies ranged from pineapple pie to carrot cake. There were 10 lucky winners and the dents’ upcoming Field Trip to Nassau. was held in Marsh Harbour on February won the top GPA’s for Grade 6. Also on day party held for Violet Roberts, our hard-working janitress at Cherokee Pri mary. The children brought gifts and, of course, there was a lovely birthday cake to celebrate the occasion. Grades 3 thru 6 did a hand-painted underwater scene on a white sheet to be used as decorations for the up coming Friends of the Environment Reef Ball. It was a tremendous effort on the children’s part and really turned out nice. We have some real budding artists here. Congratulations to Hayley Sands and Weatherford and Tiffany Albury for representing our school in the District Spelling Cherokee Sound held a fund raising dinner for the victim hurt last New Year’s Eve when a cannon exploded on being lit. It was an old Cherokee tradition to light it annually but no one never expected an accident to occur. The money will go toward doctor and hospital expenses. Shown here are the organizers of the dinner: Maria Bethel, Michael Bethel, Lee Pinder and Peggy Albury. Please see Page 15 The Cherokee dinner to benefit the victim of the cannon that exploded brought everyone together to make it a success. Here Rex Albury is showing off his culinary skills at the grill.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Brokers Sales Associate “NEW” STORAGE UNITS, þ þ þ þ þ þ CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS þ CARLETON LANDING þ þ þ þ þ þ 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS þ þ WITH DOCKS! þ “Pineaple Point Resort” þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ THE COTTAGES þ þ þ þ þ þ BAHAMA BEACH CLUB þ þ þ þ þ þ þ ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ MARINER’S COVE þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ TREASURE LANDING þ þ þ þ þ ROYAL PALM þ þ þ þ TREASURE HOUSE þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ BAHAMA BEACH CLUB þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ ATLANTIS þ þ þ þ þ SAND DOLLAR þ þ þ ROYAL POINCIANA þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION þ þ þ þ þ SANDPIPER BEACH þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ GALLEON BAY ESTATES þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ ROCK POINT þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ SOLD SOLD

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors 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 Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from Mangoes Restaurant in the heart of the water front restau rant district is ready to become the most sought after gated residence in Marsh Harbour. This property has already been approved for town house or condo-style accommodations. The investor with the vision for creating something special will make this one of the most unique and upscale properties on Abaco. REDUCED $1,957,000 net Great Business Opportunity a two-story building that has a total of 19,300 sq. ft. There are 8 apartment units on top floor that are rented and two huge office spaces on the bottom floor that are rented. This building is located in Marsh Harbour and is on two lots that are 100’ x 120’, bringing the total land space to 24,000 sq. ft. REDUCED $1,054,700 gross 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. Ap praised 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 con ditioning. 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. 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 þ Lot #17 11,741 sf $41,210 gross Lot #13 11,759 sf $41,274 grossþ 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 gross For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11, 44, 112. These lots are priced individu ally. Lot #11 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size 131 x 110 (14,410 sf) $32,760 gross For sale 15 acres of land at Baker’s Heights near Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 , this property will go fast. Call today. Two lots for sale located on hillside in YellowwoodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and 1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net For sale duplex 2 two-bedroom, one bath and a two-bedroom, one bath home. Both $315,000 net For sale water view lot in Murphy Town, 9213 s.f. $35,200 net For sale water front home in Sandy Point, Abaco, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2000 s.f. lg. sunken living room, TV rom, dining room adn lg. kitchen on 26,000 s.f. of land. Call for pricing Triplex 3 1 bed/1 bath in Murphy Town UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT By Samantha Evans Once again outstanding students across Abaco were honored for their excellent performance in school under the theme attended the awards ceremony to support the students. Bringing opening remarks was Mrs. Lenora Black, who stated that this event is a noble one because the stu dents have worked hard and are now reaping the benefits of what they have sown. She is very satisfied with the way these students are performing and feels that such an honors ceremony tonight is indeed fit ting. These students are pacesetters but they account for only approximately four percent of the entire student population in the Abaco district. T. Trevor Whylly, CEO and Founder of The Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation, brought remarks on behalf of the Foundation. He stated that he is very pleased by the work the local team has done under the leadership of Mr. An thony Davis. He expressed his gratitude to the team for inviting him to bring remarks to the students. He told the students that even though they have made a 3.0 GPA or better that this is only the beginning. He would like for them to continue striving for excellence as they move to the next level of educational excellence. They will have very little or no success if they keep looking back towards yesterday so they should move full speed ahead. Abaco is depend ing on them to be the bright leaders of the future this island needs in order for it to continue to advance. The guest speaker for the awards cere mony was Mr. Cephas Cooper, who began by stating that with all of the negativity in the media where youth are concerned, he felt honored to have been asked to speak to the good that students are doing in Abaco schools. All is not all lost where the youth are concerned! These students are being honored because they kept their mind fo cused on the right things and pressed forth in the right direction. They studied long, paid attention to the advice of their teach ers and parents, and it paid off for each of them. Mr. Cooper stated that it is important that students understand that education is the vehicle to get them where they want to go in life. He hopes that this recognition will motivate them to continue to excel and others to strive to be amongst the outstand ing student picked next school year. He expressed his sincere gratitude to the committed teachers who are the country’s stated that it is because of the quality of in struction offered on a daily basis, the pas sion in the way they deliver the instruction, and their dedicated spirit that these students are here to receive awards for outstanding performance. Finally, he commended the parents of these bright students who, without their love and support, could not have made it this far. He reminded the students that the choices they make will affect everyone around them. Therefore, they must make sure that they represent all of us well. On hand to assist with the distribution of trophies and awards to approximately 200 stu dents was Assistant Administrator, Mrs. Margaret Symonette. Last fall the first meeting concerning the testing and evaluation of Abaco students for mental, behavioral and psychological problems in the Abaco District was held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Present at that meeting was Dr. Pamula Mills, Clinical Psychologist and head of Psychological Services for the Northern Bahamas, Ms. Russell, a psychologist, and Ms. Saman tha Evans, Counselor who represented Abaco. Dr. Mills stated that it was their intention to commence testing on Abaco last year but it did not happen. However, she is very pleased that finally with the support of Mrs. Black, she and her team are making plans to begin the process. To begin the process, Ms. Evans was asked to coordinate the collecting of data for test ing. Once the information was shared with Mrs. Black, she arranged for Ms. Evans to address the Principals’ Association De cember meeting. At this meeting Ms. Evans informed the principals of the types of tests that are available for the students to receive and explained how the form should be com pleted. Additionally, she educated them The Bahamas Outstanding Students Foundation held a ceremony in Marsh Harbour on February 28 to honour students with outstanding academic records in the sixth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades. Representing the foundation was Sen. Trevor Wylly, CEO and Founder of the Foundation. He is shown here on the left with Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s education Superintendent; Mr. Tony Davis, organizer of the ceremony on Abaco; Mrs. Cooper, teacher at Abaco Central High School; Ms. Felamease Sawyer, Education Officer for Curriculum; and Mr. Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator. 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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 This is a statement provided to us by Aubrey Clarke, one of the prin ciples of Save Guana Cay Reef, announcing that the group plans to take their case to the Privy Council, the highest court of appeal for this country. oper, Discovery Land Company. After taking on not one but both of our governments, the PLP and the FNM, with one calling SGCR racists and the other calling SGCR terrorists. After three years of protesting. After many, many court battles, both in the Supreme Courts in Freeport and in the Appeals Courts in Nassau. We can finally go to the Courts of London, where we knew we had to go for justice. That’s right, our lawyer, Fred Smith, will now take our case to the Privy Council. The same court where Mr. Smith won a stop work injunction against the same develop ers a few years ago. So you see, this fight is far from over. This fight will not be over until this coun try has environmental laws on the books of law for all to follow. Not some rubber stamp committee picked by the Prime Min ister. Just look at who was the last Chairman of the Best Commission. He is now working for Discovery Land Company at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club! This fight is not over until our govern ment stops “giving away” our Crown Land to foreigners, who turns around and sells our land to more foreigners for million of dollars. This fight is not over until we as Baha mians can walk the beaches of Guana with out being harassed by some guard hired by these foreigners to keep us off our own beaches. This fight is not over until the gates put up on our roads that have been used by the locals of Guana for hundreds of years come down. And they can take their “private property” and “members only” signs with them! No, this fight is not over until we can again feel that Guana Cay is our home again and that we are not treated like some low life next door to some big development. You as Bahamians know what I am talking about! Our motto in the Save Guana Cay Reef Association has al ways been, “RESPECT the LOCALS.” þ Aubrey Clarke þ Great Guana Cay þ Abaco, Bahamas Soil Treatment45 Years Experience

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Don MacKay Boulevard, marsh Harbour E-mail: fcc_williams@yahoo.com Now OpenMajestic Roomin Marsh Harbour’s Faith Convention Center Proms Banquets Seminars Concerts Graduations Private Parties Club Meetings Bridal Showers Private Parties Art Exhibitions Birthday Parties Beauty Pageants Business Meetings Theatrical Performances Conventions / ConferencesState-of-the-art systems for your function Wireless Internet New Settlement Community Hope Town, Elbow Cay Residential Lots and Low Impact Commercial Lots Starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com SIRbahamas.com Ref #4313 P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist March 15, 2008 Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician / Gynecologist March 29, 2008 Dr. Antoinette Lightbourne Ultrasound March 29, 2008 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist March 19, 2008 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing March 29, 2008 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea March 27, 2008 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist March 20, 2008 Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound Technician, Echocardiogram March 15, 2008 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) March 29, 2007 Dr. Farquharson General Practice NEW March 29, 2008 Mrs. Armbrister Acupuncture NEW March 29, 2008 about ADHD, Autism, Gifted Assessment and other assessments for at-risk students. The principals received the testing referral forms which they are to fill out for each student being referred for testing. They were asked to give their concerns, sugges tions and recommendation as to what they would like to see happen in the way of test ing. Some of the concerns mentioned were the following: have been found to have problems plying concepts From Page 8 agnosis A special education unit is needed on the island and an occupational therapist to handle children with serious behavioral problems, who have tantrums, are antisocial or who suffer from anxiety, read ing comprehension or spelling deficiency , identifying gifted children and ways of evaluating them, lethargy and apathy in se riously obese students, and a need for more guidance counselors on the island. Some of the suggestions made were the following: the island parents on the different levels of autism, Downs Syndrome, etc. students who are extremely bright. Recently, Ms. Evans attended a final meeting where she and the Freeport team were able to assess the testing sheet she prepared. Ms. Evans reported that over 260 students were referred for testing which is a larger number than the Freeport Office expected. However, the team is scheduled to begin testing during March. The team is expected to be on the island for three days to conduct testing and assess those students referred. At the conclusion of the tests reports will be prepared and returned to the Abaco district which will be shared with those parties concerned. The reports will include recommendations on how teach ers can handle these students better in the classroom and how to challenge the gifted learners. By Samantha V. Evans Every year the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation looks for the top grade six students in each primary school across The Bahamas to honor them for their outstanding achievements. This year ten-year-old Conrad Cornish was se lected to represent Central Abaco Primary School. Conrad is the son of Eusais and Mary Cornish of Blackwood. He is pres ently the Head Boy at his school, which is no surprise because he has been a team leader since grade 4. This young man has never earned less than a 3.41 GPA since he started school and has made the princi pal’s list every year. He has received many awards in academics. Conrad is very involved in extracurricu lar activities at his school, in his commu nity and in his church. He has been active in the Anchor Club and Junior Junkanoo. Conrad aspires to graduate as valedictorian of his class, attend college and become a business owner of his own of his own mechanic shop. He hopes to win a scholarship from this foundation to get him started on his way. He plans to attend Forest Heights Academy in September. Poster CompetitionBy Mirella Santillo A St. Francis de Sales School third competition sponsored by the Florida-Ca ribbean Cruise Association. The nineyear-old Julio created a poster addressing Please see Page 11 The Teacher of the Year for Abaco was named on March 7 at a luncheon at Wally’s Res taurant in Marsh Harbour. She was Ms. Rochelle Russell, center, a teacher at Central Abaco Primary School. She is shown here with Ms. Eunice Mills, left, her principal, and Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Superintendent. Three finalists were honoured at the lun cheon, the other two being Ms. Phillippa Farrington of Abaco Central High School and Ms. Maria Shrack of Amy Robert Primary School on Green Turtle Cay. Each school can name its choice for this honour. The teachers are judged on an extensive set of critera. All three finalists will be honoured at a banquet in Nassau when the winner of the national title will be announced.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 Mermaid Reef VillasOn quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool the subject A solution to pollution. All the schools of The Bahamas were informed of the project in November. Ten schools from Abaco entered the competi tion working with Ms. Millie Dawkins of the local office of Tourism, who was the coordinator for the project. She forwarded the posters to Nassau in time for the Janu ary 10th deadline. Julio was the overall winner for The Bahamas in the junior category. Young Julio put The Bahamas among the 14 coun From Page 10 tries entering the finals which were held in Florida. He did not win the international Cornish, Director of the Tourism office behalf of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association for his achievement on the national level. He was accompanied by teachers, Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Duverny.By Mirella Santillo The Abaco district high schools held their annual inter-school field and track Central High School, S.C. Bootle High School, Moore’s Island All Age, Agape Christian School and Forest Heights Academy entered the competition. St Francis de Sales School was unable to attend because of examinations taking place on those days. in the event. They were divided into three categories, boys and girls separately: under meters and participated in two relays: a 4 x 400m and a 4 x100m. Field events in cluded triple jump, long jump, javelin, shot put and discus. Abaco Central won the overall competi tion with 963 points, placing first in male field, male track and second in female field and female track. S.C. Bootle took first in female field and female track, ahead of Moore’s Island All Age School. Agape Christian School took the third place, followed by Forest Heights Academy. Shane Jones, Cordero Albury, Stanley Guve and Simon Senate from Abaco Cen tral won first place for the two relays (4x 100m and 4 x 400m), in the under fifteen category. Raphael St Hill, Wisnel Elford, Yevens Pierre won the same events in the under seventeen category. Alcindor McIntosh took first place in shot put in the under fifteen category, while young ( under thirteen) Delano Davis came first in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Andrew McIntosh (under 17) won the in shot put, discus, javelin and in the 4x 100 Julio Angel Velez, a third grade student at St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour, won the junior category in a national poster competition sponsored by the Florida-Carib bean Cruise Association. He is being presented with a check for $200 by Don Cornish, Director of Tourism for Abaco. Millie Dawkins of the Tourism office coordinated the competition on Abaco. Julio’s teachers, Mrs. Fredericks and Mrs. Duverny, accompa nied him to accept the award. Please see Page 12

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 races, the 100m and the 200m. Antonille by Mr. Patrice Charles and Mr. Williams, both physical education teachers at Abaco Central. Teen Angel is performedPonytails, poodle skirts and some of the original tracks of the great classics of the fifties were showcased in Forest Heights Academy Drama Club’s performance of Teen Angel. With the weather threatening to be the coldest of the year on the evening gathered in the Forest Heights’ open air theatre. The plot wrapped around Peggy, a be wildered teen angel (Stephanie Sweeting), who had to earn her wings from Gabriella (Antonia Wrigth), an enchanting angel at Heaven’s gate. David (Taj Anderson), a charming representative of “those below,” while trying to misguide Peggy actually helped her to discover her true mission. With many twists and turns and ironic moments, Peggy brought together Rick (James Albury), her saddened boy friend, and Kate (Aly Boyce), a loveable orphaned teen who worked at Alices’ (Stephanie Russell) Diner. Wonderful comic moments were added to the mix by three pony-tailed girls, Heath er (Shannon Thompson), Tiffany (Nicole Maltarp) and Buffy (Zoe McDaniel), who relentlessly picked on Kate while extras (Erin Patterson and Spencer Bethel) also added life to the diner atmosphere. These veteran actors of the Drama Club showed how their time spent on the stage continues to develop their skills. All gave enjoyable performances as they naturally slipped into The cast of Teen Angel is shown here, a play produced by the Drama Club of Forest Heights Academy. The delightful production was appreciated by parents and friends who enjoyed the plot as well as seeing their young people handle their roles so competently. Please see Page 15 From Page 11 their roles as teenagers. The set was created with a split stage of changes made with the use of lights con trolled by Gio Coakley, Reilly McDaniel and Chandi Lowe. Meanwhile, Faniesha

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 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, 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 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 þ 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, 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 þ Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive, Call for Info Bahama Palm Shores Lot in Section I Price $41,000 SOLD Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3006 Email: wireless@abacoinet.com -Wireless Internet Access -Dial-up Internet Access þ -Internet Cafe (use your own computer or ours) -Coffee Bar! 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 Jennifer HudsonA fascinating and informative book on a largely untouched topic has recently been added to the list of books available on the many aspects of The Bahamas past and pres ent. “The Rail and Locomotive History of the Bahamas’ was written by Grand Bahama engineer and businessman, Mr. Darius D. Williams. This intriguing little book came about as a result of Mr. Williams’ hunt for a hand-operated pump car to make the front of his new office building more distinctive. Mr. Williams’ career as a mechanical en gineer coupled with an interest in history which was foreshadowed by his family heri tage led to a fascination with railways. His search for the pump car led him through three years of extensive research by means of books, the internet, the archives in Nas sau and interviews with many persons who lived through that period.The resulting book traces the history of present. We learn, “Railroads first began in Britain in the late eighteenth century, then in the United States of America a little later, they served as the major impe tus for the industrial revolution. Railroads came to the Bahamas just a few decades later and, while they did bring with them change, Bahamian railroads did not play the same broadening role as they had in Britain and the United States. In the islands their impact was more subtle for while, in a nation comprised of islands, they could not tie the nation’s economy together, they able them to compete more effectively in the world market.” The five chapter book gives a compre hensive over view of locomo tives through out The Baha mas be ginning with a history of loco motives used in the lum ber operations at Norman’s Castle and Wilson City, Abaco, and Pine Ridge, Grand Bahama. Subsequent chapters cover the use of railways in the salt industry of Inagua, where the locomotive history of The Bahamas ended in the 1960s, the sisal industry on several islands including Abaco and marine, dock and other rail uses. “Since paved roads traversing the entire island only became a reality on Grand Ba hama in the early 1970s and on Abaco in the late 1990s, this made rail use the most practical form of transportation for haul ing loads heavier than that which a mule or horse and carriage could be expected to carry,” states the author. The book con cludes with an interesting chapter on people who were involved in the operation of the railroads or whose lives were touched in some way by the railroads. The book is illustrated with numerous interesting and, in many cases, rare photographs, diagrams and maps. Mr. Williams has presented talks and Power Point presentations on his book and hopes that it will eventually be used by schools across the country. The book is presently available at shops in Nassau and Grand Bahama and will soon be available on Abaco at Abaco Treasures in Marsh Harbour.Book Review . . . The Rail and Locomotive History of the Bahamas Mr. Darius Williams Hints for Helping Our EnvironmentVehicle Conservation and proper tire pressure will increase a car’s gas mileage. A poorly tuned engine can consume 3 9 percent more gas. Friends of the Environment Presents

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Viewpoint . . .I wonder if it was a Bahamian who coined the phrase “Rules are made to be broken.” What leads me to say this? Just look around you these days and you will see laws and rules being flagrantly ignored every day. Though this is true not only in The Bahamas, I do feel that more rules are broken here these days than in many other places because people feel that they can get away with it. For all rules broken, there are consequences, however, and the larger the transgres sion the more serious the consequences. Everyone knows of the ten basic laws of life laid down in the 10 Commandments though not everyone tries to follow, them resulting in dire consequences as we see in the terrible escalating crime rate, wars, infidelity and stealing.According to the dictionary a rule is “A principle governing conduct; an authorita tive principle set forth to guide behaviour or actions.” Obeying rules makes it easier for people to lead a more ordered, safe and peaceful life. Take the traffic situation these days (especially in Nassau); many people no longer stop at a red light, adhere to any speed limits or wait their turn in a line of traffic, leading to often fatal conse quences. Then there is the problem of litter. Too many people do not obey the rule of taking their garbage to the dump. “This rule does not apply to me,” they think so they dump their old car, fridge, stove or bag of garbage by the side of the road at night when no one will see them, thus creating an unsavory environment for all of us and one tourists are not going to want to keep coming to. On a less drastic note but still very important is the need to abide by rules in business and schools. Recently I have noted two occasions where schools have been guilty of not adhering strictly to the rules. What kind of message does this send to our young people? They see the adults blatantly ignoring the rules so why are they going to think they should abide by them? No wonder society is going downhill. The recent Juniour Junkanoo was a great experience, and it was wonderful to see the young people taking part in this national tradition and learning new skills. But they must be taught to play fair. There are rules very clearly set down as guide lines so that all have a fair and equal op portunity. However, Moore’s Island School included instrumentalists not from the school and also did not have a banner, both of which are against the rules. This is still under scrutiny. Also, it was noted that a certain primary school here in the capital, (which just happens to be the largest on the island and placed first) had adults marching with the children which is blatantly against the rules of Juniour Junkanoo. As one of the judges said, “This school should have been No, a blind eye was turned by the ma jority.Another instance of rules being dis Spelling Bee when a student from the same school just previously mentioned was allowed to get away with an incorrect spell ing. Then at the end of the competition a different set of rules was used from previous years without letting other students and parents know. The incorrectly spelled word was brought to the attention of the panel by one of the judges and a parent, but the mistake was allowed to stand by the panel. The child who came second and would possibly have been the winner had the rules been adhered to had to accept sec ond place unfairly. Is he going to feel like entering again next year? Possibly not. After all, why go to the trouble of learning all of those long lists of words if a child who misspells a word is allowed to go on and be awarded the winner’s trophy. This is sending a bad message to young people. If they see adults flagrantly ignoring the rules, what is going to lead them to think that they need to obey the rules when it seems that disobeying the rules pays off? Much of the family support and guidance has, unfortunately, disappeared these days. So if children are not taught discipline and how to abide by the rules at school, then we are in for a very bad time.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 BAHAMAS þHHOT þMMIX CO., LTD Nassau, BahamasBahamas Hot Mix is currently seeking to employ two Bahamians as Rodmen to be trained as Surveyors and Engineers. Applicant requirements: þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ Interested persons should forward their resumes to þ Bahamas Hot M ix Abaco þ Don MacKay Blvd. þ þ þ þ þ SPECIAL FREIGHT RATE Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Constructionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl þ þ þ l DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour From Page 6 Bees. They all worked very hard and made a good showing on our behalf. A Read-A-Thon (non-fund raiser) is in progress to encourage our kids to read be given to the student who reads the most books.Water meters are finally being installed throughout the settlement and repairs to the roads are also being taken care of as the crew completes laying water pipes in each section of town. Now that the meters are in, it is the responsibility of individual resi dents to connect the lines from the meter to their homes. We understand that it will only take a short time for the clear water to come through the lines, so don’t be discouraged. In addition, we have also been told that the pressure can also be adjusted at the meters for your individual needs.Cherokee’s famous Sand Bar Restaurant will be opening again just before Easter on March 22. In the beginning it will open Sat urdays and Sundays only for light lunches. If you have never been there, you will defi nitely want to try it out. The food is deli cious, the waitresses are mighty pretty and it’s a pure thrill to have your meal while sitting out over the water in the middle of the bay. In fact, it’s breathtaking.Bahamasair From Page 1 Allowable bags greater than 62 linear Allowable bags greater than 44 pounds According to Mr. Van Diah, Deputy General Manager at Bahamasair, this change in baggage policy is reflective of the global change in the airline industry. Despite the constriction on allowable bag gage, Bahamasair policy remains more lib eral than its competitors on international flights. Most international carriers have re bag with some airlines charging for the first and second bag while some airlines are not accepting more than two bags with a weight Mr. Van Diah also mentioned that the change in the domestic arena will better equip the passenger to anticipate the ex cess charges if applicable. Previously, the excess baggage charge on domestic routes was based on a prorate cost of airline tick pounds.Today the airline faces numerous obsta cles with facilitating flights with passengers carrying excess baggage and at times the airline is forced to charter baggage flights to follow the passenger aircraft to ensure the swift delivery of the passenger’s bags.The change in policy is expected to de fray these charter costs and reduce lost bag capacity is typically two bags per passen ger with a maximum combined weight of 44 pounds. The baggage capacity is fur ther restricted with increased stage length flights and is compounded by the lack of fuel in a number of Family Islands which requires the airline to carry return fuel on departures out of Nassau, thereby further restricting the baggage carrying capacity. Archer made sure everything ran smoothly backstage. The setting itself was authentic looking with black and white linoleum floors, Coco Heaven’s gate was adorned with starry skies and clouds with subtle lighting. Re becca Strachan, Zoe McDaniel, Faneisha Archer and Chandi Lowe helped set direc tors, Ms. Thomson and Ms. Carroll, in its creation. Last Kiss, Rock around the Clock, Pur ple People Eater, Teen Angel and Sea of Love were some of the great songs of the fifties which set the tone of each scene. Zack Roberts and Duran Lowe controlled the music as well as the microphones, completing the evening’s atmosphere. Directors Leslie Kennedy, Alana Carroll and Lori Thompson worked together with the students every Tuesday after school and were very proud of the way all these students put so much effort into making this year’s play so successful. From Page 12

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Frank Knowles Hope Town Donna Darville Marsh Harbour The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Featured PropertiesShop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com BEACH FRONT LOT South Abaco Exclusive TREASURE CAY Golf course lot TREASURE CAY Beach front lot BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND LOTS þ REDUCED TO SELL BAHAMA HOUSE Bahama Palm CASUARINA COTTAGE cottage Other fine properties available Call today for more detailsLong Term Rentals Available Whether you need regularly scheduled pick up for your business or periodic disposal service on a construction site.... Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste Bahamas Waste works with you to assess your needs and exceeds your expectations! Compactors and open top containers available. Specalizing in construction and demolition waste. Portable toilets coming soon. Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 Telephone : (242) 357-6888 ll ll l 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830 367-0830Located at the Marsh Harbour Airport Roundabout, Marsh Harbour, Abaco By Mirella Santillo After being dormant for a few years in the Marsh Harbour area, tennis is experi encing a new revival with several clinics and workshops being offered for children and adults. Mr. Bobby Russell, who used to teach students a few years ago on the Forest Heights Academy’s tennis courts, is once again doing so on Mondays and Tuesdays after school. At 3:30 p.m. every Monday, a group of seven to eight children with previous knowledge of the game gather on the tennis court to practice their forehand, backhand and position. On Tuesday afternoons a group of most ly beginners are taught the basics of the game, from handling a racket to the way of receiving the ball. On both days Mr. Rus sell’s son, five years old, Robert Daunte, is on the court practicing. Mr. Russell proudly mentioned that his son loves to play and takes every opportunity to practice whether on a court with his dad or throwing balls against a wall. When not teaching tennis in Marsh Harbour, Mr. Russell teaches at Winding Bay where he is in charge of the Kids’ Camp. Tennis is only one of the activities he practices there with the kids; sailing, div ing and golf are among the other outdoors programs the vacationing children may get involved in. However, tennis is the game Mr. Russell would like to see more children learning. He convinced his employers, the Abaco Club at Winding Bay, to allow the children of Cherokee to use the club’s tennis facil ity and to sponsor them with rackets and tennis balls. His goal is to bring the chil dren of Abaco to a competition level. Mr. Russell who is married to Central Abaco Primary School’s teacher of the year, Mrs. Rochelle Russell, said that they both love kids and feel very fortunate that their jobs allow them to work with young people. He would like to remind students that not only basketball or soccer can win them a scholarship, but so does tennis. He cited the case of one of his former student, Sherell Carey, who won a scholarship through her tennis playing. Mr. Russell also gives lessons to adults at any level. For people wanting to play, they can use the tennis courts at Forest when they are not in use by the school. To discuss lessons with Mr. Russell, meet him at that school on Monday or Tuesday Sports News Bobby Russell is very pleased with the progress the students are making in learning to play tennis. He feels that besides being a great sport, students have a good chance at getting tennis scholarships to help with college expense. Check out The Abaconian online at

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 By Mirella Santillo Visitors to New Plymouth in Green Tur tle Cay and other Loyalist towns notice the quaint Victorian houses trimmed in fancy woodwork, a legacy left by the Loyalist founders. An ardent admirer of the Victorian era, well known artist, Mr. Alton Lowe, decided to revive the gingerbread house style when he built his house 26 years ago. Whom to ask if not his brother, a cabinet maker by trade, who was making gingerbread woodwork in his spare time and who shared his goal of making New Plymouth into a historic site? So to indulge his sibling’s request, Mr. Leonard Lowe, who was then living and working in Milwau kee, produced 1260 pieces of gingerbread trims and balcony railings and shipped them to New Plymouth where they were fitted to the house. And what a spectacular result it was!While displaying a couple of pieces he had just made, Mr. Leonard Lowe explained that gingerbread trims are usually made of cedar, cypress or redwood. These woods do rot and are insect resistant and therefore perfect for outside use. Each piece is usual Pieces are then fitted together into sections that make a pattern. There are a multitude of patterns to choose from, he said, as “in the old time” each carpenter used to cre ate a pattern that identified him. Mr. Leonard Lowe, who came back home about six years ago, is com ing up with his own pattern, probably a turtle or a coconut, he explained.Since he came back, “Lenny” Lowe, as most of the residents call him, started restoring some of the old houses until he was approached by Mr. Doug Poland, the developer of the Leeward Club, a resort lo cated in Black Sound. Mr. Lowe and Mr. Poland flew together to Key West to identify some of the patterns they wanted to use for the houses planned in the development. They explained that each house built in old Bahamian style, will have a different pattern. The hous es are adorned with ginger bread balconies and corner pieces. They are also fitted with perma nent, decorated, hurricane shutters and its windows are topped by “eyebrows,” all giving it a definite old time charm. I was given a little history lesson by Mr. Alton Lowe, who explained that in Victorian times the more gingerbread on a house, the wealthier the people! Mr. Lenny Lowe is shown with one of the patterns he has created for a railing.

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 POSITION AVAILABLE Job Description: þ Office Products Word, Outlook and Excel þ on all pending legal matters Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications Interested persons should submit their resumes to: Office manager, P.O. Box AB 20405, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, or Fax to: 242-367-3118 not later than March 15, 2008 Friends of the EnvironmentInvites you to a When: þ Saturday , March 26, 2008 at 10 a.m. Where: þ Community Center , Treasure Cay Allison Higgins speaking on Island Invaders Past, Present & FutureandStacy Moultrie of the Nature Conservancy Bahamas Country ProgramBrazilian pepper-tree Schinus terebinthifolius Council Meeting Councillors discussed various options for providing a Council office in Man-O-War when the secretary makes her weekly visit there to distribute building permit applica tions or accept applications for review. Man-O-War Councillors said the library was ideal as it was centrally located and at the complex where the school, post of fice and Batelco are located. It is used in frequently by other government agencies collecting payments or distributing pension checks. This includes BEC and National Insurance. However, the library has no restroom which was considered a desirable feature. Members felt that the restroom in the ad joining school was close enough to serve this requirement. However, the secretary was not comfortable disturbing the school children. Hope Town Councillors asked if the secretary could use the private clinic once a week as her office. It is now used one day a month by the government doctor and perhaps two days a month by private doctors. Man-O-War members were ada mant that the clinic was too far away and the library was the optimal choice. Hope Town members were amused that the clinic was too far considering that ev eryone in Man-O-War uses a golf cart and the extra distance might be a block from the Library. A previous building rented for Council matters was taken from Council’s use as rent was not being paid and is now housing a private school. Guana Cay has a small harbour front building used randomly by various government agencies. The Guana Councillor asked for a chair, desk and phone to make a functional office for the secretary’s weekly visit to Guana Cay. During the budget review for the fis 2009, it was observed that Hope Town has grounds, road verges and school grounds. There are four cemeteries in Hope Town. lic grounds, road verges. school grounds and their single cemetery.No funding of this nature has been provid ed for Guana Cay either in the recent past or the next fiscal year. The Guana Cay Coun Guana Cay’s public grounds, road verges, school grounds and cemetery. Guana Cay is geographically the largest of the three-island district. It presently has the lowest popula tion but this is changing dramatically as the Baker’s Bay project comes on-line.Residential garbage collection is the single largest expense for each of the three towns with present and requested funding being: þ Man-O-War þ 73,200 to 110,000 þ Central Abaco Town Planing Board members and the Administrator held extensive discussions about recent ap provals for a steel building and dock on Marsh Harbour’s waterfront. It appeared to members that the approval process was circumvented with the permits granted ex peditiously. Discussions brought out several conten tious issues: It is acknowledged that docks can only be approved by the docks committee in Nassau which takes into consideration the recommendation of the Local Government Port Authority. This mandated approval process may take several years to get an approval. It is also believed that some docks are granted a construction permit either locally or within an accelerated time frame. Although the dock approval process does not fall within the jurisdiction of Town Planning, the members are aware of irregularities in the approval process. Town Planning members had earlier de ferred a decision on a steel building slated for the harbour front and referred the mat ter to Council. However, the next sched uled Council meeting was unable to act as there was not a quorum. The Administrator admonished the Town Planning members for shirking their duty in not making a decision originally and passing the issue to Council. Town Plan ning members were appointed by Council to make these decisions and relieve Coun cil of this burden. Subsequently, the administration al lowed the permit for the metal building to be issued since the local approval process was not being responsive. During the extensive discussion, Town Planning members listed other buildings which have had permits issued but which do not appear in the Town Planning minutes. Other irregularities related to permits being issued by Town Planning but which may not have been posted for public review prior to being issued a building permit. It would appear from the discussions and suggestions that ensued that the apPlease see Page 21

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 MarshHarbour:367-5454HopeTown:366-0700E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.comwww.HGChristie.com Lot28:1.63acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10802Lot29:1.75acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$4,250,000.Ref.AS10803Lot25:1.73acreswith200ft.ofbeachfront.$3,995,000.Ref.AS10742Lot5:1.1acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,350,000.Ref.AS10817Lot51:1.072acregolfcourseestatelot.$2,100,000.Ref.AS10698Lot47:4bed/4.5bathgolfcourseluxuryhome.$4,495,000.Ref.AS10701 BEACHFRONT,OCEANFRONT& GOLFCOURSEESTATEPARCELSTheAbacoClub,WindingBay ExperienceTheIncomparableLifestyleAtTheAbacoClub *18-Hole“TropicalLinks”GolfCourse*CliffsideClubhouse,Restaurant&Bar*InfinityPool&Jacuzzi*ElimisSpa&FitnessCenter*Tennis*WaterSports*Equestrian March Madness Month of March From Page 20 proval process may need to be reviewed with a view to the system being more re sponsive to the community’s needs.Crossing Beach Condominium appeal heard by Min. CollieThe Central Abaco District Council met with the Minister for Local Government, Mr. Sidney Collie, and two of his Nassau staff, Mr. Donald Cash and Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson on February 29. The session was closed to the public with only Council members and the owner of the project and his representatives present. Apparently the Chief Councillor for Central Abaco spoke briefly supporting the original decision of the Council. It is understood that Mr. Emerick Knowles, owner, developer and Nassau attorney made a three-hour presentation defending the project, showing that it met all the requirements and refuting the charges that their submissions to Town Planning were flawed. The hearing concluded with a decision expected in two or three weeks after the files are reviewed and the Minister con sults with his staff. This impending decision, either approving or refusing the original decision, will be final as provided for under the Local Government Act. Any further action must be made by application to the Supreme Court.Budget review by the Minister At the conclusion of the Crossing Beach Condominium appeal by the Minister for Local Government, the various councils on Abaco submitted their proposed budgets to the Minister for review as required by the Local Government Act. This review does not imply that requests for increases will be met but is to give the Minister a better understanding of local needs and any resulting financial difficulties. The final budget requests are reviewed later this spring by Cabinet in Nassau which determines each Council’s funding. The local review Please see Page 22

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 process allows the Minister to better defend the budget requests when presented to Cabinet. A recurring item that bore scrutiny were wage increases for local government staff. Increases were often found to be in excess of standard annual government increments which is three percent annually. Another flaw surfaced for employees being paid less than the legal minimum annual wage government employees are to be reviewed and corrective measures taken. A consistent request by the different Councils related to increased funding for garbage collection. This issue is clouded by the impending opening of the new solid waste landfill and the lack of information on operating procedures, funding and the impact on local government garbage re sponsibilities. The Minister and his staff often men tioned that budget increases up to eight per cent receive less scrutiny. Increases above eight percent must be accompanied by extensive justification and explanation and are more likely to be refused. This is for expenses other than salaries and wages. Dundas Town Committe March 4 Meeting with Haitian Leaders By Samantha V. Evans The Dundas Town Town Committee met with leaders of the Haitian committee. Attending the meeting was Pastor Raynald From Page 21 Secretary. The Committee is made up of representatives from all of the Haitian churches on Abaco. Pastor Olibrice stated that his committee is looking to address some the same problems that the Dundas Town committee is concerned about so he was happy that Administrator Cephas Cooper encouraged both parties to meet. He is very concerned about some of the things going on in the Haitian communities and is looking for ways to make things better for all of them. He feels that Local Govern ment is not concerned about what goes on in the Haitian community but was very encouraged by this connection made tonight. The first area his committee wants to ad dress is the state of the Central Pines Cem etery. They formed this committee to make it easier for them to get things done. Once they were formed and united as a body, members of their leadership team met with Mr. Cooper to see how they could restore and maintain the cemetery. They, too, want to see it cleaned up so that the dead can be buried the right way. To date, anyone can still go and dig a hole and bury the dead, no questions asked or permission granted, Pastor Olibrice stated. This has to stop so they wanted local government to know that they were there to help to get this cem etery regulated so that whoever wants to bury their loved ones there will have to go through the Administrator’s office or the Local Government office for permission. Chairman Williams thanked the members tion. He told them that his committee has already gotten a lot done including the surveying of the 10 acres of land. They have also put a tender out for the maintenance of the property, the building of a boundary wall and building a proper entrance to the property so that it is accessible from Central Pines Estate and not the S.C. Bootle Highway as many persons now believe. Pastor Olibrice suggested that they consider starting a burial society to assist with many of the expenses that come along with burying the dead. In fact, his committee has already started one among themselves because many of their people are unable to bury their dead financially. So this society can now assist them and all they have to do is pay an annual fee. So far, members of the Haitian community have come together to help each other in this effort, but they are hoping that they can work along with Local Government to make what they are trying to do much easier and affordable for everyone. Many concerns were expressed by both parties including the way the dead should be buried in The Bahamas, that is, under the surface and not on top of the ground as is presently done. This was well received and respected by both parities. Administrator Cooper expressed his gratitude to the president for making this meeting a priority for his committee. He stated that if the Dundas Town Town Committee decides to let them join them in this restoration effort where the Central Pines Cemetery is concerned, then the ex penses that have been and will be incurred would have to be shared. At the close of the meeting a sub-committee made up of Pastor Olibrice, Mrs. Pubien, Commit tee Members Sonith Lockhart and d’Shan Maycock was formed to further investigate the needs of this cemetery and to ensure that all matters are properly addressed and communicated to both committees. At the conclusion of this portion of the meeting the guests were dismissed and the Dundas Town Township Committee discussed oth er matters including completed projects, upcoming projects, concerns and queries as well as the financial report. The meet ing was lively and informative. Marsh Harb. Town Committee October by Council and are now beginning to appear at intersections in the towns. Funding was approved for a drain in a Please see Page 23

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Shutter Brothers þ þ þ þ Your One Stop Hurricane Protection Service Serving Abaco Also offering: Screen Porch Enclosures & Aluminum FencingPh: 561-758-3308 Fax: 561-828-0434 Accordion ShuttersFast & Easy OperationsMetal Storm Panels For ALL Your Business StationeryLetterheadsEnvelopesBusiness CardsPhone 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 Abaco Shopping Center Marsh Harbour ABACO INN Abaco Print Shop Marsh Harbour 367-3202 Sea Star Car Rentals 367-4887 Abaco Glass 367-2442 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) Daily Service Remember Ads inThe Abaconian From Page 22 low area of Cove Estates which frequently floods. Standing water will be routed into the adjoining Nogi Swamp. A request for additional speed bumps in Cove Estates was deferred by the Adminis trator who said these must be approved by Works in Nassau and when approved must conform to national standards. The Marsh Harbour road maintenance crew is assisting Tourism in reopening a historic pathway extending Soldier Road to the coast on Marsh Harbour’s East side. Central Abaco Council A marathon four hour meeting was no table for a lack of substantive issues. It was a continuation of a meeting initiated February 29 after presenting budget requests to the minister. Extensive discussions centered on employees presently earning less than the mandated minimum annual wage of receiving a lump sum in March. Their final four months of this fiscal year will be paid on circumstances, some employees may March. It was noted that the employment condi tions of the entire local government staff throughout the country are under review ment status, pay scales, annual increments and other issues. A presentation by the contractor making the road signs for Central Abaco was heard. This was followed with extensive discussions on the subject. Apparently, he was given approval in October and he began making signs. Council subsequently had second thoughts on the financial ar rangements and changed the terms without notifying him. He has received payments monthly nearly totaling the original request. The signs are needed and efforts are un derway to resolve outstanding issues. Other issues either approved or which require further action were: carpentry shop at the high school pending a materials list and appropriate quotes. high school computer room with an identical unit was approved. Labour costs are being reviewed as it was felt that replace ment with an identical unit would require minimal labour. airport was approved subject to a review of the cost of fencing. Immigration at the Marsh Harbour airport was tentatively approved as it is rotten and somewhat redundant now that the entire area has a new roof. verges in the vicinity of the Marsh Harbour dump was acknowledged. Issuing a contract or hiring employees is being in vestigated. the Central Abaco dump site was acknowledged with the huge amounts of trash and garbage now deposited there daily. This is under consideration but there is confusion because of the impending opening of the new solid waste landfill. It appears that Please see Page 30

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 By Mirella Santillo On the agenda of most Rotary weekly meetings are guest speakers, usually prom inent people in their fields with insight of the community. Three of this year’s speak ers all expressed the concern they felt about education, environment or social problems which they all thought should be addressed by all in the communities. The first speaker this year was the Superintendent of Abaco schools, Mrs. Leno ra Black, who spoke about the challenges faced by the Department of Education on Abaco. She expressed her concerns about the low numbers of Bahamians in teaching positions. Although she praised the numerous expatriate teachers who account for a great part of the teaching staff, she would like to see more Bahamians dedicated to education as it is her opinion that the is land’s culture might be lost if not taught in the schools by Bahamians. Mrs. Black is also concerned with the students’ lack of respect towards adults, the rising violence in the high schools and the limited participation of parents. shall, Environmental Consultant for Bak that company towards the environment. He claimed that from the beginning, Baker’s Bay decided to change the paradigm for the way developers treated the environment by setting very high standards. He explained that the University of Miami monitors the reef and the shallows to make the company aware of any changes. Baker’s Bay Resort has its own waste management system and the golf course drains inwards to keep the chemicals from the sea. The marina will be totally “Blue Flag,” he assured the group, and turtles and native plants are being pro tected. But, stressed Dr. Marshall, not only developers must show stewardship towards protecting the environment. All of us have a role to play. We must regard the environment as “ours,” not “theirs.” Among the things we must do is replenish the natural environment, particularly the flora, preserve the island’s resources and share lessons learnt. On February 19th Ms. Vanessa Scott, manager of two Royal Bank of Canada’s branches, took the stand to talk about the ills of our society such as lack of respect, teen-age pregnancy, abuse and school vio lence. The culprits in most of the cases, said Ms. Scott, is the lack of parental in volvement, parents who let their children be brought up in front of a television, re ceiving the wrong messages about sex and violence. She reminded the audience that as parents and members of the community, we all have a role to play by setting the example as to what we say, do or advise.By Mirella S tillo sored JA students visited the residents of Sybil’s House in Dundas Town. Five of them, Davina Knowles, Nigel Thomp son, Ray Jay Sands, Kekhira Saunders and Vincea Coakley, accompanied their President, Patrick McIntosh, to the older people’s home taking with them food items and goodwill. Although the food was appreciated, the more important aspect of the visit, according to Patrick McIntosh, was the time that the young people spent with and taking photographs. By Samantha V. Evans The women of Grace Baptist Church held three training sessions during the month of February to help them to become better stewards for the Lord. The purpose of the training was to provide the women with opportunities to develop and strengthen their walk with God, grow in Christ-likeness, groom and encourage the younger women, discover and use their spiritual gifts, love and serve others, reflect the beauty of the Lord and to commit to a standard of excel lence in their Christian walk. The first session was held on February 11th when they addressed the impact of the Spirit Realm in their lives. The topics discussed included the Power of Prayer, Praise and Worship, and Daily Study of session was held and it addressed the Soul Realm. The topics discussed were Obedi ence to God’s Command, Loving Actions Towards Others and Fellowship with Other Christians. The third and final session was Physical Realm. The topics discussed in cluded God’s People and Nutrition, Eating for Good Health, and Physical Exercise. On March 2nd the training climaxed with a church service at Grace Baptist Church where the speakers were Mother Evelyn Henfield and Sister Jennifer John son. All participants received certificates during the service. The presenters for the workshops were Beatrice Moxey, Sandy Edwards, Donnalee Reckley, Daphenie Hall, Lenora Black, and Nurse Brown. The training session was coordinated by Mrs. Sandy Edwards.

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLMarch 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Pg 2 MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIESEleuthera 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 PropertiesKennedy 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-yrold 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 þ 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. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal: $245,237.00 All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the subdivision known and designated as St. Andrews Beach Estates, the said subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072 sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom 1bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one bedroom, l-bath, living /dining rooms 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; the yard is enclosed with chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn section is not enclosed. Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St. Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange. 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 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. Must Sell Lot No. 597 Gardens Appraisal: $133,395 All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq. ft. being lot 597 Melvern Road of the subdivision known as Yellow Elder Gardens, the said subdivision is situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 26 year old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3 bedrooms including master bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living/dining rooom, kitchen and utility room. Th e residence also consists of a front porch and two patios. 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. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain link fencing. Traveling west on Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left, the subject property is the 5th property left situated between Zris Court and the Richie Court, painted white trimmed yellow. Lot No. 382 Winton Meadows Appraisal: $351,044 All that piece, parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front porch 198 sq. ft., back patio 380 sq. ft. The building is a two storey house. Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs, foyer, front room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities. Quality of construction: average. Stanadard of maintenance: average. Effective age: seven year (7) The land is on flat terrain; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather conditions, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept, with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees and a concrete garden/storage shed which is located in the backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain link fencing and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings and metal gates at the front and back. Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive pass the street light at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed 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” New Providence PropertiesLot 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. 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, 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 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. 1056 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $144,977 All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot No. 1056 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 10 yr. old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,205 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms with closets, 2 bathrooms, linen closet, living and dining rooms, kitchen and covered front porch. The land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding the grounds are fairly kept. Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at Thatch Palm Street, turn left onto Rosewood Street. The subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue trimmed white. 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.

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 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 property is accessed by the main Queen’s Highway.Eleuthera Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIESNew Providence Vacant PropertyNorth 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. 10B 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, 11B 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 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 “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.” 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. Abaco Vacant PropertyBlackwood, 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. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLMarch 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 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.Exuma Vacant Property VACANT PROPERTIESLot 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 vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in teh western district of New Prividnence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family / single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with a patio consisting of 270 sq. ft. The starter bars are in place and foundation poured. Traveling west on Farrington Road take a right after the PLP Headquarters, go about midways through to Wilson Street. Go through the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain link fence at the back of the yard. Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27. Appraisal: $37, 440 All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being Lot No. 3, Block 27, section B, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft. north by Queens Highway and 137.02 ft. east and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle, 139.91 ft. west. All utilities and services available. Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440 All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq. ft. of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is retangular in shape and zoned multi-family single family. This property is about 230 ft. west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIESAbaco 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 vinyl tiles. Crawfish season ends on March 31. Fishermen are going out for crawfish as much as they can for the remainder of the season. This is the Leopard, a crawfish mother boat belonging to Marsh Harbour Exporters and Importers, with the small outboard boats breaking away from the main boat. The grouper ban was over on February 28 so fisher men are again allowed to fish for Nassau grouper. The grouper ban went into effect on December 1. This protects the grouper during spawning season.

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Page 28 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 favourite newspaperThe Tribune 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 Port Department Private Boat Licenses The public is advised that private boat licenses expired March 31, 2007 and must now be renewed. All private boat owners are therefore reminded to make an application to the Marsh Harbour Port Department office at their earliest conve nience. Licenses can be renewed by mail to: Port Department P.O. Box AB 20201 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Please include last year’s registration card. Captain Cyril A. Roker Port Administrator By Stone McEwan Now that the smoke is cleared and the dust has settled, I wish to add my two cents to the most recent election debacle in our country. The Bahamian electorate needs to ask themselves why, in the 21st century, are there disputes about the outcome of elections? Why are so many of our citi how they voted is exposed to so many eyes first when they vote at the station, then when the first count is undertaken and finally during the too frequent election court cases? Why it is that none of our elected officials and community leaders, regardless of their political convictions, has ever lobbied to have the system and process investigated for flaws and management defi ciencies? Why is no one ever charged or held responsible for these serious infrac tions to our so-called democratic process? In 2002 other like-minded true Bahamian patriots and I challenged the undem ocratic electoral process used in The Ba hamas. Seeking fairness for all Bahamian voters, we took our concerns all the way to the Privy Counsel. Another great Baha mian, Chief Justice of The Bahamas, Sir Burton Hall, agreed that attaching a voter’s card number to their ballot is undemocratic and infringes on our constitutional right to privacy. His historic ruling was passed the morning on the eve of the 2002 elections. However, it was to be short-lived. That same night, just like thieves and other evil-doers who prefer to use the cover of darkness to conceal their activi ties and identities, our leaders took actions to ensure that the first step on the road to meaningful political freedom was snatched from the people a midnight ruling in the Court of Appeal overturned and stole Sir Burton’s gift to the Bahamian electorate. Adding insult to injury, the leader of the Court of Appeal said that the Bahamian people are too corrupt and politically im mature to have an untraceable vote. This she said of a nation that is among the eco nomic leaders in the Caribbean region as well as a country proclaiming to be filled with the Holy Ghost. The significance of Mrs. Sawyer’s statement continues to elude me to this day because my entire case was built on not trusting those who are responsible for the process and the securing of the ballots after an election. What are the responsibilities of Mr. Errol Bethel, our Parliamentary Commis sioner, and his staff during the five years between elections? Who is accountable for rectifying the deficiencies and problems identified during an election so they are not repeated in subsequent elections? There are less than 200,000 registered voters in The Bahamas. Why is it that they cannot be properly identified and an accurate register produced before an election? What Mr. Bethel, our leaders from all sides of the political divide and we have tolerated in our elections is disgraceful. Why have person(s) who have perpetrated election fraud not been brought before the courts and severely dealt with especially given that some of our mothers and fathers, sons and daughters as well as brothers and sisters, have been sent to prison for much less? We provide more training for the Junk anoo judges in our country than we do for the people who oversee our elections and work at the polling stations. Many of our poll workers have never seen, much tion rules, laws and procedures. There is something terribly wrong with this picture. Where are our priorities? Like The Baha mas, Canada is a Commonwealth country and is classified as a developed or high-in come economy. With a population in the tens of millions, they use a voting process identical to ours, with one exception. Before the voter’s ballot is cast, the presiding the voter’s number and destroys it, ensuring complete secrecy on how the person has voted. Also in Canada cries of election fraud and disputes over the results are rare. If such situations arise, the entire process is conducted again in that constituency. Meanwhile, in The Bahamas, some citi makes it possible for others to know how they voted, resulting in their not participat ing in the elections. It would also be very informative for the Parliamentary Com ans who are eligible to vote and do not do so. Has this been done to maintain control over us through our vote? A cynic might believe ours is a wicked system configured to benefit the few power hungry politicians rather that the people. Think about it. If our elected officials had no way of knowing who voted for them and who did not, they would then have to serve their entire constituency without favor and be produc tive if they wish to be reelected. Nassau Guardian Mr. Craig Butler, an at torney, said, “We need electronic ballot ing.” Mr. Butler, I disagree. We only need to adhere to the existing procedures, prop erly train and educate the persons involved in the process, levy stiff penalties and mandatory jail time for all those who break the election laws, reinstate and uphold Sir Burton’s 2002 ruling, and appoint a competent Parliamentary Commissioner who is committed to ensuring a fair and innova tive electoral process. Problems solved. In the very same publication, Mr. Steve McKinney claimed, “When they count them, [the ballots] this will not lead to any kind of corruption.” Mr. McKinney, have you, or anyone you know, ever witnessed or heard of the destruction of ballots after an election? If you have, please share this Viewpoint . . . We need to change our voting systemPlease see Viewpoint Page 29 BAHAMAS þHHOT þMMIX CO., LTD Nassau, BahamasBahamas Hot Mix is currently seeking to employ two Bahamians as Rodmen to be trained as Surveyors and Engineers. 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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 29 information with your listening public and me. Also, if you can find out when and where the ballots from the previous elec tion are to be destroyed, please inform us of the same. The leader of the Court of Appeals suggested Bahamians are corrupt ible. Do you truly trust some of our power hungry, self-serving politicians with ac cess to this allpowerful information and, in your heart of hearts, believe they do not access it? Can you state with certainty that some poll workers do not keep mental tabs on certain individuals tracing their vote from the beginning to the end? If there were to be an impartial investigation by non-Baha mians during our elections, would the observers applaud or cry foul? I strongly believe the money spent by the PLP and the FNM in this recent court battle is far greater than what it would have cost to have the voters in Pinewood repeat were given the choice, or if a referendum were to be held for Bahamians to choose between the untraceable vote and the cur rent process, true secrecy would prevail. Nonetheless, because our chosen leaders all appear unwilling to consider this, it is our obligation to demand it. The system, the politicians and our com munity leaders, we all need to take respon sibility for the melee that occurred outside FNM and a PLP supporter. Our country is long as the politicians can keep us fighting among ourselves for the sake of party poli be too distracted to have visions that will bring meaningful changes for all Bahami ans, even those not yet born. While I may have brought forth this issue prematurely in 2002, I am convinced that there are now more open eyes and po litically mature minds in the country today than there were ten years ago when I first embarked on this quest. We need to stop looking at the messengers and adhere to the messages. My GOD works in mysteri ous ways and His wonders are yet to be fully unfolded. Remember, the way it is presently, it is us and them. We need this to change to, all a we! Vewpoint From Page 28 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS. Man-O-War Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House Marsh Harbour Townhouse triplex, large, 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 Murphy Town #21 duplex & property, preconstruction package, corner lot, within walking Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace. campabacos.com Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach. PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list Blackwood 4 Kids Apartment 2 bed, 1 bath, 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 hope town.com Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities. RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSBahama Palm Shores Best Deal on Abaco, 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 Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great elevations, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & moor plus own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALETreasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort Now under construction. Exclusive luxury waterfront condos with deep water docks & garages. The ultimate location in Treasure Cay in protected harbour with spectacular, unobstructed views. us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open M-F 9-4:30 pm or by appointment. Treasure Cay corner golf lot, approx 10,000 Treasure Cay lot, on the golf course, mins. away from a white sandy beach. Zoned for single Turtle Rocks lot 1 minute from beach. 17,000 Turtle Rocks Leisure Lee between Marsh Harbour and Trea the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean, Whale Cay and Great Guana Cay. Electric, phone and Waterfront property 3 acres just north of Cooper’s Town, electricity available. Call 242362-1021 West Palm Beach Whitehall Condos 2 bed rooms, 2 full baths, end unit, gated community Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 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 Marsh Harbour Gov. Subdivision 2 bed or 367-2633 Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, nished with central air, washer & dryer. Water By Samantha V. Evans The Ministry of Tourism has many initiatives on the table to help businesses better meet the needs and demands of the industry and one of those initiatives is Community Tourism. On March 6th the Abaco Tourism office held an information meeting with a focus group at the Tour ism training center to inform them of the way forward. The purpose of Community Tourism is to find better ways for com munities to sustain the tourism product on Abaco. Even though arrivals are up, the season is still down because tourists are spending less money. Mr. Don Cornish, Abaco’s Director of Tourism, explained. The Abaco market has a lot to offer the guests so it is time that existing businesses are enhanced and new ones established to share the richness of the Abaco’s history and culture with locals and guests. In order to do this, the Ministry of structure themselves so that they can help businesses with the tools they need to ex pand or to get started on the right track. They will even assist businesses to prepare a business plan and offer strategies on how to best market their particular product. Ms. Bernadette Hall, stated that there are many opportunities available in the tourism in dustry for persons who believe that they have a passion or interest in this area. In order to make Abaco a better destina tion, it needs more businesses to come on stream that will offer the guests a better experience. Some of the areas that need strengthening are tours of all types, eve ning activities, native products, better service given to guests, cleaner greener prod ucts and better quality products. Mrs. Hall spoke about the importance of business owners having a plan, setting goals and having their priorities in order. To help them, the Ministry of Tourism is willing to partner with the business community so that their product can better the demands of guests. Ricky Johnson gave the business own ers a brief talk on the importance of know ing how to sell their business to the visitor so that they will want to talk about The Bahamas and desire to come again and again. He believes that it is important that each business owner be familiar with what other businesses offer so that the tourist can have the best time possible. He told them that in spite of what many persons may believe, tourism is everybody’s busi ness. Therefore, they must all operate on one accord. Presently, the visitors are spending are on Abaco. This has to change, he stated, and the only way this can change is if businesses improve what they are presently offering the guests. Before clos ing, he briefly went over the components of a good tour, addressing the do’s and don’t’s. The focus group will meet on a regular basis to fine-tune their products and to decide how best to test them on a wider scale. Community tourism is introduced to entrepreneursAbaco 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 30 Section B The Abaconian March 15, 2008 Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Big Cat Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, þ Payloader , Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching þ þ Foundations þ Fill, rock and sand We make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional styles BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED 367-0630 L arry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home þ þ Photography is not just about taking a picture . . . It’s about capturing momentsSpecializing in þ þ þ P.O. Box AB 20036 Casuarina Point Abaco, Bahamas Tel. 1-242-544-6295 Email. boo8319@hotmail.com Abaco Island Pharmacy Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist Sundays 9 am 12 Noon islanpharmacy@comyahoo www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Simcoe Jewellers and other fine mechanisms Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Fyne’s Pest Control Stephen Fynes Professional Exterminator Melissa Thompson Hill, Owner & Operator E-mail: curlytailcreations@yahoo.com New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ” Sunday Worship þ 1 1:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner þ 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study þ 7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time þ 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm Friday Youth Night (high school & up) þ 7:30 p.m. þ Pastors / Leaders 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 Bishop Anthony Campbell Jesus Saves We exist to: Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 ListingWeekdays þ þ þ þ Eastern Abaco Region of Hope Town Sunday Services 9:30 & 11 Mission House 366-0400Cherokee Sound Sunday Services 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Mission House 366-2249Dundas Town Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Manse 367-4647All are welcome to worship with ushttp://www.easternabacomethodist.com/ By Jennifer Hudson Wedding coordinators, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism, Abaco, are already involved in making initial plans for the Abaco Beach Resort from October 1619. This may seem early to be advertising this event; but since the object is to promote Abaco as the destination of choice, the aim is to give as much exposure to Abaco as possible by attracting brides, travel agents and travel writers from abroad. A distinctive colour booklet will be produced for the show, and persons who provide services or products affiliated with weddings or honeymoons are invited to advertise in the booklet. Information on booths and advertisements may be obtained by calling Ms. Bernadette Hall at the Ministry of Tourism office 367-3067. come reception, poolside fashion show, breakfast seminar with guest speakers, cul tural party expo featuring Junkanoo, site inspections and trade show. and bridal shows in such areas as Nassau, New York, North and South Carolina and Canada. Travel agents and websites will also be targeted.this new facility may open soon, but no statements have been forthcoming on its operation or impact on existing dumps and the collection process. Those responsible for the existing dump are frustrated in their inability to resolve dump management issues. The Administrator thought Council may be told something official in early April on the landfill operation. Last fall’s effort at curtailing expansion in the Mud and Pigeon Peas was discussed and the need to make another review of the area was noted. An extensive review of Council’s budget was made with particular note of unex From Page 23 pended funds which now may be available for other uses. Some surplus will be re quired to fund the back pay due underpaid employees. Building permits recommended by Town Planning were summarily reviewed and approved. Council members were a bit dismayed at the fourhour session and considered hold ing shorter meetings twice a month. Advertise

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March 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 31 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line 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 2 waitresses, 1 bartender, 1 bar back , day time and night positions open. At least 2 yrs experience. Must apply in person to Sea Spray COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE4 drawer used filing cabinets , good condition. For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 26’ 1999 Regulator, 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 29’ Wellcraft Coastal, 1999, Twin 2004 hours, warranteed until 2009, fully equipped, micowave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin sleeps up to six. Boat is in Hope Town DUTY 31’ Bertram, 1967, complete re-fit in 1996. DUTY PAID. Twin diesel turbo 200 HP 32’ Scarab Sportfish new depth finder & GPS, autopilot, stereo & or Dane at 367-2697 36’ Catalina sailboat, Mooring in Man-O-War harbour low water. Special long term rate. For boats 3 Kayaks w/ paddles. three. Call Molly at 367-3262 15’ Flats Boat 19.5’ Spanish Wells built boat 20’ Sundance Skiff boat top, 90 HP Mercury 4 stroke. Call Molly at 367-3262 20’ Proline Stalker 130 HP Johnson, trailer, electonics, many extras, low hours, DUTY 22’ C-Dory cabin cruiser HP Yamaha, low hours, 40 gal fuel, galley, diesel stove and heater, sleeps 2, Bimini top, VEHICLES FOR SALEGolf carts: 02 Club Car Villager, 4 passenger gas golf 90 Volvo 740, White, in good condition, 99 Wrangler Sahara Edition, 1 owner, 66,000 miles, mint condition, new tires. Call Al Key 367-0670 or 367-0672 01 Ford Explorer Sports Trac Molly at 367-3262 Diesel Engine RememberThe Abaconian BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 23’ Mako OBO Contact National Marine for details 367-2326 24’ Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser diesel engine, 9’6” beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift. 24’ Super Boat, 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, completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY 25’ Trimaran Performance sail boat , S.T. 26’ Panga By Kathy Fenn Back in 2004 the Royal Marsh Harbour markers buoys to mark the approach chan nel for recreational vessels in Marsh Harbour. At the time, maintenance was not a thought. But maintain them, we must. That job falls on the shoulders of Rear Com Last Dance . One of the buoys broke loose this year and was rescued by Past Commodore John Mitchell. Another went on walkabout never to be reclaimed and a new channel marker had to be ordered. After much discussion as to the benefits of chain versus poly line and how to best attach them to the concrete blocks, the team was ready to replace the buoys and chose a nice calm day to complete the task. The channel markers are a great benefit to boats entering Marsh Harbour and direct them away from the commercial shipping dock.Members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club installed buoys in the harbour of Marsh Harbour and are now maintaining them. Shown here are Jim Fenn, M/V Fennders, Ray Vallerie, M/V Last Dance and Past Commodore John Mitchell. By Samantha V. Evans Three members of the forensic team of the Royal Bahamas Police Force were on collect DNA samples from willing partici pants. The purpose of this is to allow the team to collect DNA samples to prove that everyone has a different DNA marker. The samples were collected via a buccal (cheek) swab at random that took approximately five minutes. The participants had to be sent form. Basic information was gathered about the person’s parents, place of birth and the like. After the sample was taken, the participants were offered a cool juice. The study was of no benefit to the partici pants, but it allowed the forensic team to gather information to help them establish a statistical database. All information will be kept strictly confidential and held at the fo rensic lab in Nassau. The members of the forensic team on the island were Det. Cpl. Sheria King, Det. Cpl. Raquel Francis and Ms. Theorelle Nottage. The team spent time at businesses places in Central Abaco and on the cays.

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