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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2008
VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2008


Police Band escorted officers to church


Annual service for uniformed officers worshiped at Grace Baptist Church
By Jennifer Hudson
The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Ab-
aco District, held its annual church ser-
vice on February 3 at the Grace Baptist
Church in Dundas Town. The service was
conducted by the Abaco Christian Council
and also attended by members of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Im-
migration Department, Bahamas Customs
Department and Road Traffic Department
as well as members of Local Government
and members of the public wishing to show
support for their local Law Enforcement
Officers.
The service was moderated by Bishop
Clifford Henfield, Pastor of Grace Baptist
Church and Treasurer of the Abaco Chris-
tian Council. Pastors from many other
churches on Abaco took part in the scrip-
ture readings and prayers and the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Band from Nassau
led the music.
Bishop Henfield introduced Abaco's
embers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force band accompanied the Abaco Police officers. Defence Force officers. Immigration. new Officer in Charge of the Abaco Police


Customs and Road Traffic members to Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town where Bishop Anthony Campbell, President of the
Abaco Christiam Council, was the speaker.


Please see Police Page 6


on stream
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco is the first Family Island to benefit
from the Telemedicine Pilot Programme.
This programme is now operating between
the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau
and the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic
and "will do wonders for the residents of
Abaco," stated the Minister of Health and
Social Development, Dr. Hubert Minnis.


on Abaco
"Patients can be examined by an Emer-
gency Room team in New Providence in
'real time'."
"Telemedicine is the quickly developing
practice of communicating medical infor-
mation via video-conferencing to carry
out rapid consultation with specialists. The
Please see Telemedicine Page 4


BahamaHost held

graduation ceremony


I Outstanding students
were recognized


Students with outstanding academic records and those who have made sporting re-
cords were recognized by the Ministry of Education in a special ceremony on January
30. This island-wide ceremony was hosted by Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco's Education
Superintendent. She is shown here giving a laptop computer to Stephanie Sweeting,
who had the island's highest BJC grades. Laptops were given as awards to her and
to Matthew Wedgewood, who had the highest grades on the BGCSE exam. Mr. Jim
Richard, principal of Forest Heights Academy, the school that both students attended
last year, is on the right. See story on page 14.


Graduates of the BahamaHost program offered by the Ministry of Tourism proudly
display their certificates showing that they successfully completed the course. The Ba-
hamaHost program gives a backgroud of information about many facets of Bahamian
life, history, culture and geography as well as suggestions of how to present ourselves
to visitors.


By Jennifer Hudson
There was a definite mood of excite-
ment at the Bahamahost Graduation Cer-
emony held at the Methodist Church Hall
in Dundas Town on January 21st. This
year's 22 graduates showed that they
were not only joyful at having reached
the stage of graduation but had also thor-


oughly enjoyed their training course.
Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Senior Direc-
tor of Training and Education, spoke to
the group stating that it gave him a good
feeling to come to Abaco. He reminisced
Please see Bahamahost Page 2


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Tourism celebrates 22 Bahamahost graduates


Bahamahost From Page 1
on the days when there was no office here
and how long it took to go from Sandy
Point all the way up north. He spoke of
the findings of the Ministry's Research De-
partment whose surveys show that Abaco
comes highly recommended with 98 per-
cent of visitors saying that they are likely
to return to Abaco and 83 percent saying
that they would be very likely to do so.
The Abaco Experience Report Cards show
all positives for the right factors for va-
cations both in and out of the hotel. "We
are looking especially for positives away
from the hotel such as cleanliness, personal
safety, food, service and taxis," stated Mr.
Gardiner. "It is hard becoming the best
but it is equally hard staying the best. The
Abaco experience is quite unique and first
class. Abaco has been and continues to be
a leader."
Central Abaco Senior Administrator,
Mr. Cephas Cooper, congratulated the
graduates. "It is no accident that Abaco has
the highest percentage in terms of repeat
visitors and it is very commendable. We
must, however, remember that tourism is
everybody's business, and we all have a
stake and responsibility to enhance the vis-
itor experience," he admonished. "Tour-
ists these days are very eco-sensitive and
see how we take care of our environment.
Tourism is the life blood of our economy,
and we all need to take more personal re-
sponsibility." Mr. Cooper suggested that
now is maybe the time to introduce a pro-
gramme like the Bahamahost programme
into the school system, making it a pre-
requisite for Grade 12 students in order to
graduate.
Training and Education Officer wiht


Tourism, Ms. Dushinka Roberts, in her
Bahamahost overview, expressed her ex-
citement that this is the first session in
which men outnumber women by far. She
informed the group that since the Bahama-
host foundation was first laid in 1978 as a
training programme to upgrade knowledge
and skills, 30,000 people have participated
in the programme. Ms. Roberts alluded
to Mr. Cooper's suggestion about taking
a Bahamahost programme into the schools
by informing that the Ministry of Tourism
intends to tap into the school system be-
ginning February 2008. The first school to
begin the programme will be the S.C. Boo-
tie High School with Abaco Central High
School following later.
Captain Pedro Maycock, who was the
recipient of the special award for gaining
the highest score and displaying the kind
of attitude the organizers wanted to see in
a Bahamahost graduate, gave an overview
of the Bahamahost experience. "This was a
positive and everlasting experience which
cannot be touched," he said. "We bonded
friendships and ideas; we learned but had a
good time and will now take the informa-
tion out and share it with others."
Introducing the keynote speaker was Mr.
Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary, Min-
istry of Tourism and Aviation, who told
the graduates, "This is a time to step back
and see where we are and a time for soul
searching. We can either keep the status
quo or move forward." In presenting the
Hon. Neko C. Grant, Minister of Tourism
and Aviation, Mr. Nairn described him as
a man who "hit the ground running and
knows where he wants to take his Minis-
try. A man who is going to make a differ-
ence."
Mr. Grant began, "This is the first op-


portunity for me to address Bahamahost
graduates on Abaco since taking up my
post. He then referred to the idea which had
previously been mentioned of taking the
Bahamahost programme into the schools
and informed that he intends to take it even
further by putting it on-line and taking it to
the world. He was impressed that, during
a period of 18 months, Bahamahost pro-
grammes, which cover history, geography,
culture, economics and natural resources,
had been held from Sandy Point to Crown
Haven.
Mr. Grant mentioned a statement made
by the Prime Minister that tourism is un-
dergoing a change; many people are now
eco- sensitive and are looking towards the
smaller resorts rather than the larger hotels.


"They will be more likely to return if they
see that we are sharing their vision and one
of the ways we can do this is by keeping
the beaches clean," stated Mr. Grant. He
made a strong charge to the Bahamahost
graduates to take the message far and wide.
"Guests want to receive quality experience
for every vacation dollar spent and we are
depending on the Bahamahost graduates to
provide information to visitors to enable
them to enjoy the beautiful island of Abaco
and cause them to return. Our guests help
us to feed, clothe and educate our children;
you are each now an ambassador and you
must demonstrate it. Outshine the competi-
tors, be the best in the industry and at pro-
Please see BahamaHost Page 6


On Abaco for the graduation of the most recent class of BahamaHost was the Minister of
Tourism, the Hon. Neko Grant, left. With him are Ms. Simone Bowe, in charge of Human
Resources with Baker's Bay, and Mr. Sammy Gardiner with Tourism.


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CONTINUED IN SECTION B, PAGE 3






Page 4 Section A The Abaconian


Program links Abaco Clinic with doctors in Nassau


Telemedicine From Page 1
project utilizes the latest fibre optic tech-
nology enabling patients on Abaco to be
seen and examined by physicians from the
emergency room at the Princess Margaret
Hospital in Nassau," he explained during
his address to staff at the Princess Marga-
ret Hospital during the annual visit of the
Governor General in December.
The teleconferencing system was set


Dr. Banaja Swarna is shown with the monito
cine equipment that will connect the Marsh i
ment Clinic with doctors at the Princess M
in Nassau. This will mean that seriously il
treated locally by specialists in Nassau who
patients with the aid of this equipment. It i
patients will require an air ambulance servi
use the much less expensive charter services.


up in the Marsh Harbour Clinic by AMD
Telemedicine, a company from Massachu-
setts. Mr. Montino Roberts of Nassau is
the IT Consultant for the Public Hospitals
Authority and is the Programme Manager
responsible for the link between Abaco
and Nassau. The installation of the system
was completed on November 29 and the
entire staff of the Marsh Harbour Clinic
underwent a weekend of training on how to
utilize the equipment. The nurses received
instruction in how to set up the equipment
in readiness for the
doctors and both Doc-
tors Swarna received
further training in how
to use the equipment.
The Telemedicine
Project was commis-
sioned in an official
ceremony at the Prin-
cess Margaret Hos-
pital on December 3.
Abaco was connected
with Nassau and the
system was tried out
on a volunteer patient.
Dr. Minnis was able to
listen to the person's
heartbeat in Nassau
and also examined the
patient's ear. A stetho-
scope, otoscope, oph-
thalmoscope and zoom
r of the telemedi- camera are all part of
Harbour Govern- the equipment. After
'argaret Hospital reviewing the telemedi-
I patients can be cine project, Dr. Min-
can monitor the nis stated, "I was, in-
neans that fewer deed, excited about the
ce but rather can tremendous potential
this has for enhanced


delivery in our Family Islands."
Dr. Swarna demonstrated the way in
which he operates the equipment. Us-
ing a remote control he is able to con-
nect with the emergency room in Nassau
where a light flickers just a few feet from
the nurses' station to show that he is call-
ing. There they have two big screens on
which they can see the patient in the Marsh
Harbour clinic and can watch exactly what
Dr. Swarna is doing. Dr. Swarna is able
to move the camera and control the angle
in order to get the best view of the patient
and the physician in Nassau is also able to
move the camera if he needs to see the pa-
tient from a different angle. Dr. Swarna
has a magnification camera which can be
placed on a tripod if desired and this is
used to zoom in on skin lesions, bruises
and small or deep cuts. "The view they re-
ceive in Nassau is very good and there is
also a speaker which picks up everything
that is said very clearly," he states.
The equipment can be moved to any of
the treatment rooms and the labour room.
Dr. Swarna stressed that the telemedicine
system is "point to point," not via the In-
ternet so that privacy is ensured. The doc-
tors have to get consent from the patient
before telemedicine can be used. A consent
form must be signed and consent must also
be given for the procedure to be recorded
in Nassau.
"The telemedicine system is used for
consultation only in serious cases," stated
Dr. Swarna. "It has been used three times
since its inception and in all three cases the
patients were well managed. One was a
patient with very high blood pressure and
intra-cranial bleeding, one was a diabetic
whose sugar was way out of control and
the third was a road traffic accident victim


who suffered multiple fractures. In all cas-
es the patients were able to be better sta-
bilized before being flown into Nassau."
Dr. Swarna is hoping that the telemedicine
system will cut down on the number of ex-
pensive air ambulance flights as the patient
will be better managed and if needing to
receive treatment in Nassau, will be able
to travel to Nassau by charter flight instead
of an air ambulance which is far less ex-
pensive. A patient may be able to remain
in the community and receive proper care
and management.
According to Dr. Swarna there is now a
plan underway to get dietitians from Nas-
sau on the screen. They will be able to give
counseling for diabetics, hypertension and
obesity. Dr. Bullard, Consultant in Acci-
dent and Emergency at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital who is in charge of the Tele-
medicine Project, is planning very soon to
get a pediatrician, dermatologist and cardi-
ologist into the system so that clinics can be
conducted via telemedicine here in Marsh
Harbour which will save patients having to
travel into Nassau. An appointment will be
made and an individual consultation car-
ried out with a specialist right in the Marsh
Harbour clinic.
Telemedicine is being run as a pilot
project here on Abaco for 12 months, at
the end of which time it will be reviewed
with a view to expanding to other Family
Islands. "Abaco was selected as the first
Family Island on which to launch the pro-
gramme because, along with Eleuthera and
Exuma it places the greatest stress and fi-
nancial burden on the air ambulance ser-
vice and Abaco possesses the technological
infrastructure that Eleuthera and Exuma do
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Uniformed services attend annual service


Police From Page 1
District, Supt. Theophilus Cunningham,
telling him that the members of the Chris-
tian Council and all church ministers will
give him full support and he can call on
them at any time for support.
Senior Administrator, Mr. Cephas Coo-
per, also welcomed Supt. Cunningham
saying that he knows him well as they
had worked together previously on other
islands and they have a very good rela-
tionship. "I feel he will do very well for
Abaco as he has some really good ideas,
and he will have my full support along with
members of local government," stated Mr.
Cooper.

BahamaH ost From Page 2
ing quality service. Enjoy what you do
and maintain national pride. Your country
is dependent on each and every one of you.
Congratulations to all of you."
The moment had arrived for which the
graduates had worked hard and they were
presented with their Bahamahost pins and
graduation certificates by Executive Train-
ing Officer, Abaco Tourist Office, Ms.
Dushinka Roberts, assisted by Mr. Archie
Nairn and Mr. Dennis Knowles of Al-
bury's Ferry. This year's graduating class
included several employee of the Albury's
Ferry Service. Following this, presenta-
tions were made by the graduates to sev-
eral of the dignitaries.
The more formal sections of the eve-
ning's programme were interspersed with
a skit and a song performed by the gradu-
ates and a musical selection by violinist
Jennifer Hudson.


A very fitting sermon was preached by
Bishop Anthony Campbell, Pastor of the
Dundas Town Church of God and Presi-
dent of the Abaco Christian Council. He
began by drawing an analogy using Super
Bowl Sunday. "Today is Super Bowl Sun-
day and after the game a Most Valuable
Player will be chosen. But there is another
game and we know who the Most Valuable
Player is Jesus Christ, and every day is
Super Bowl Sunday," he told the congre-
gation.
He went on to speak to the police about
Nehemiah who, while building a wall was
asked to come down but said that he could
not until the wall was finished. "Just as Ne-
hemiah rallied the people so that they had a
mind to work, so must you do," he told the

Telemedicine From Page 4
not posses," stated Minister of Health, Dr.
Minnis. Dr. Swarna explained that there is
a direct line connecting Nassau with Marsh
Harbour.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Minnis
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will allow persons seeking second opinions
abroad to obtain those opinions without set-
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of new furniture and other stuff. There are
fathers who every day have sex with their
daughters. People know who they are but
will not come out and say it. Now there
are young girls selling their bodies for cell
phones."
Bishop Campbell charged the Police Of-
ficers. "You have a government job, you
collect a salary but you must really work
for that salary." He also reminded them.
"Only God has caused them still to be alive


so it is fitting that they come to church to
thank Him."
A very significant and moving part of
these annual services is the Remembrance
of the Deceased when the names are read
of those who have "fallen from the ranks"
during the previous year followed by the
playing of the Last Post and Reveille while
the Colours of the Bahamas and Police
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The Abaconian


February 15, 2008


The Editor


Various groups have been concerned
with Abaco's environment and heritage
over the years. Evidence is seen in the es-
tablishment of the parrot park to the south
and a horse preserve to the north. Our
two museums and an active environmental
group show further concern for preserving
our past and protecting our future. The Ba-
hamas National Trust has just established
an Abaco office. We even have an environ-
mental group so dedicated that they have
taken a Guana Cay issue to the highest
court in the land.
However, for all our concerns for our
environment, no one seems to be perturbed
about the potentially serious consequences
of the proposed power plant by the Baha-
mas Electricity Corporation. This plant is
being considered inland from Wilson City.
The plan now calls for generators using
Bunker C fuel oil.
The use of Bunker C has the potential
to lower the cost of electricity as it is the
next cheapest energy source after coal. It is
sometimes referred to as liquid coal as it is
nearly as messy and polluting as coal.
Bunker C is a thick black semi-viscus
liquid similar to the liquid tar used to sur-
face roads. It is thick enough to require be-
ing heated to push it through pipelines or
be used as an engine fuel.
The exhaust emissions from a Bunker C
fueled plant are high in sulphur compounds,
contributing to acid rain. As a country, we
have not had any direct experience with the
consequences of acid rain. However, our
prevailing southeast winds will carry the
exhaust plume from Wilson City over farm
lands and water reserves to the north and
further on to Central Abaco. Perhaps the
emissions are small enough and the disper-
sal area is large enough to minimize the
consequences.
Equipment using Bunker C has much
higher maintenance requirements and as-
sociated costs than engines using diesel
fuels. We do not know the net effect of
cheaper fuel coupled with higher mainte-
nance. But as a country, we are not noted
for being particularly good at maintaining
equipment.
One of the key requirements for the new


Say ... BEC
BEC plant is a location which allows di-
rect tanker access for fuel oil deliveries.
The present plant is using approximately
20,000 gallons of diesel fuel each day, de-
livered by truck. A shallow draft coastal-
tanker delivering 100,000 gallons is pro-
viding only a five day supply.
Since BEC's present policy is to main-
tain a uniform price for electricity through-
out the islands, A higher or lower cost at
any one plant would make a minimal dif-
ference to their overall production costs.
BEC is mandated to make electricity and
to this end our laws discourage or prohibit
innovations which might cause BEC to sell
less electricity.
The need for more electricity to service
a growing economy is met with expansion
plans with little apparent thought to con-
serving power by consumers or for envi-
ronmental consequences. Aggressive elec-
trical conservation measures in many parts
of the world have resulted in power plants
being able to service growing populations.
Typically, there is unused capacity to pro-
duce power between midnight and dawn.
Some power districts have found inno-
vative ways to capitalize on this underused
capacity to offset power requirements dur-
ing the day. A simple example is a cheaper
electric rate for customers making their
hot water after midnight, controlled by a
clock. However, we recognize that devices
controlled by conventional clocks on Aba-
co have problems giving reliable time due
to power outages.
We expect to hear more from govern-
ment as plans for the new BEC plant be-
come known.
As a country, we are short of water;
yet there is minimal effort directed to con-
servation. Shortages of water are usually
met with expansion plans to produce more,
followed by grumblings over the foreign


exchange needed to pay for the added fuel
requirements.
The Water and Sewerage Corporation is
mandated to sell us water; therefore, water
saving measures are not widely encour-
aged.
Our politicians and upper level civil ser-
vants are beginning to recognize various
conservation measures. Global warming
issues have brought some of this concern
to our attention. Being a low coastal coun-
try, rising sea levels are a major concern
for future generations.
While the Bahamas attends global con-
ferences and agrees with the various trea-
ties and strategies, very little is done lo-
cally in support of these global strategies.
Agreeing with decisions in the Pacific
to show that we are in accord with world
concerns does not mean we scrap existing
technology. It strongly implies that design-
ing a power plant from scratch gives the
opportunity to show that we care about
global issues and can take the necessary
steps to cooperate in these matters.
For example, reducing carbon emissions
globally is an often mentioned goal. Since
we don't have smokestack industries, we
are left out of this solution. However, we
do have the opportunity to show that we are
concerned by installing a carbon-friendly
generating plant on Abaco. On a global
scale, this would be a minuscule contribu-
tion, but it fits Abaco's image as being a
leader in issues of this nature. Installing a
carbon belching power station deep in the
woods does not fit with Abaco's goals or
image.
Our new sanitary landfill is an example
of an upgrade, and using the latest tech-
nology. A new dump was needed. Rather
than replicating a similar dump further out
of sight, a state-of-the-art land-fill was
designed. If it was done right, it will pay


dividends to our environment for years to
come.
We have been told that The Bahamas is
the largest emitter of carbon in the Carib-
bean, probably from our extensive fleet of
motor vehicles. We will be adding to these
emissions when a new Bunker C generat-
ing comes on-line.
Remedies to reduce these emissions here
might be as simple as a graduated duty
based on engine size, a vehicle with a small
engine would pay lower duty while large
engines would pay higher duty. How much
horsepower does it take to move around on
New Providence, an island 21 miles long,
where most of the engine time is spent
stuck in traffic?
We are dismayed that none of our vari-
ous environmental groups or quasi-govern-
mental groups are engaged in these issues
of which Bunker C is only a minor com-
ponent.
Individually, we install curly light bulbs
or adjust our water heaters to reduce our
electric consumption, but there is no col-
lective effort in these conservation issues.
Some countries distribute or subsidize the
energy efficient compact flourescent light
bulbs as an energy saving measure. When
these bulbs are widely used, the energy
savings to the power plant are significant.
These are just two examples of the ways
we can conserve electricity.
We are not aware of the status of the new
BEC plans. It is possible that the engines
are on order. This is another case where
some public consultation would have been
in order.
In closing, we should commend govern-
ment for recently establishing a high level
group to explore alternate energy sources
and to consider legislative changes to facil-
itate energy innovation. Hopefully, sugges-
tions from the public will be welcomed.


Generally Speaking... Fine tuning the engine


By S. T. Roberts
"We often say that tourism is the engine
of the Bahamian economy. Truthfully, it is
our lifeline. We should treat it as such. Too
often we do not." Prime Minister, the Rt.
Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham (01/31/08 at the
Launch of National Tourism Week)
We are at a time in our history that the
way into are future is not absolutely clear.
Economically speaking, the Bahamas tee-
ters on the edge of a precipice; and should
there be no definitive solution, we just may
fall.
The Frightening Reality
With the economy of the United States
resting on uncertainty and seemingly des-
tined for a recession, we can only hope and
pray that it is short lived. Mingle a weak
dollar with the pressures of our regional
competition in the Caribbean which has
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cade or more and we have a Bahamas set
precariously on the edge of our own reces-
sion, one that may take us longer to re-
cover from than America likely will from
theirs.
I can only hope that we strengthen our
main industry: that we as a people realize
the importance of our every action as a
tourist destination. The numbers in recent
years of unsatisfied visitors has risen to
disturbing levels, while other destinations
in the Caribbean are less expensive and
more courteous. We need to dedicate our-
selves to maintaining our position as THE
premier destination in our region, setting
even loftier standards of service for every-
one else to use as an example of "how to
do tourism."
I still advocate diversification of our
economy. We are too reliant on one in-
dustry to support our economy. If for any
reason that industry falters, we will all hurt
economically. We have all our eggs in one
basket, to use an old cliche.
The Necessary Reaction
We must we absolutely have to get
a new vision for our country, its tourism
industry and its economic structure.
The Prime Minister touched on this in
his speech at the Launch of National Tour-
ism Week, noting how worldwide tourism
has grown extensively and tourism in our
region is barely growing, lead by Cuba and
the Dominican Republic.
To our Prime Minister the answer is
simple: "Our task is not rocket science; in
many instances it is simple common sense.
Our destination must be clean friendly
- safe efficient cost effective interest-
ing diverse."
He also spoke of some rethinking of the
industry with a change of perspective on


things such as time-share properties, sec-
ond home ownership and eco-touristic type
properties. The picture painted of the pos-
sible "new direction" sounds a lot like the
industry as it is on Abaco today. The catch
phrase is "sustainability" and it refers to a
product that involves our natural environ-
ment, our culture and our history.
Mr. Ingraham continued. "Of equal im-
portance is the need to be conscious of, and
sensitive to, the environmental stewardship
that many of today's tourists expect. This
is, of course, important not only to meet
expectations of our visitors but to ensure
the sustainability of the industry and the
preservation of our natural and cultural
heritage."
He then made some interesting state-
ments, and we on Abaco know much about
the need for this already, that his govern-
ment is committed to making "increased
use of social and economic impact assess-
ments when considering large development
projects, so that we can achieve a desired
balance between investors' requirements
and those of the communities in which
these projects will reside." I feel we need
to be diligent in seeing that this is followed
through by his government and that we are
allowed the proper input in how our island
grows.
The Prime Minister spoke of many fixes
and upgrades to the "congested, shabby
and run-down" city of Nassau. He also
spoke of utilizing the diverse nature of the
Family Islands while benefitting the people
of those islands. He said, "While not es-
chewing all large-scale development in the
Family Islands, we must guard against the
urbanization of small, intimate settlements

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Give credit where due
Dear Sirs;
I find it immensely disturbing that with
all the political jargon flying around the
country concerning the health of the en-
vironment, protection of the environment,
maintaining the integrity of buffer zones
against catastrophe, concerns of too many
golf courses, and government oversight, no
attention has been given to recognition of
environmental pioneers in our community.
One such in urgent need of recognition
is the late Sir Nicholas Nuttal. Even though
he was not a born Bahamian, he adopted
our country and worked and invested per-
sonally in the welfare of the Bahamian
marine environment. For many years he
worked tirelessly to educate us about our
marine resources and invested much of his
personal economic resources in founding
an instructional and activist organisation
BREEF, which is now a well known name
in the Bahamas.
I would further venture to say that if
it were not for this man, we still would
not have the level of protection through
no-take zones and the seasonal harvesting
of the Nassau Grouper. He was a model
for us all, and I hope that at some point
of time we will be able to see through all
the rhetoric and lip service we pay to the
environment and begin by recognising this
man through a permanent monument in his
name. I would suggest that we name the
Exuma National Marine Park in his hon-
our.
It is time the politicians stop talking
out of both sides of their mouth and think
beyond the next election. Climate change
and environmental degradation are already
here.
In less than one hundred years we may
not be!
Sincerely,
John Hedden
Developer's plan for
Elbow Cay Estates
Dear Editor,
Hank Hofford, Victor Apat and myself,
the principals of New Settlement, Ltd., are
very happy to have completed the purchase
of the remaining lots in the Elbow Cay Es-
tates subdivision. This subdivision has ex-
isted since the 1960s when the Ministry of
Public Works put in the east west road
which connects the Queen's Highway to
Centreline Road. It is our intent for this
subdivision, as it was originally laid out,
to become an extension of the settlement
of Hopetown. We hope to continue to cre-
ate a village with a look and feel of the
settlement through careful attention to ar-
chitectural detail. Skilled local Bahamian
contractors will build custom homes in
the subdivision which will showcase their
craftsmanship. The beautiful beach and the
proximity of the subdivision to town make
this property a very desirable location on
one of the most picturesque islands in all
of the Bahamas.
Mark Mason
Community-mindedness
must be reasonable
Dear Sir:
Thank you for allowing me a space in
this paper. First I would like to start by
saying that it is comforting to know that I
live in a community that will not stand aside
idly and let something possibly undesirable
happen under their noses. The moment the
word got out that there might be a develop-
ment about to begin on Elbow Cay with-
out our knowledge which included condos,
prefab housing or possibly worse, all to
be built by teams brought from the U.S.,
members of the community united and de-
manded that road work which had already
begun be immediately stopped until there


were a few answers provided for questions
arising from the concern and talk that was
rapidly spreading through the town.
The entire content of the spreading news
is too much to list here. But as you may
imagine (if you didn't hear for yourself),
it ranged from mild concern to dreadful.
Anyway, let's skip ahead. A public town
meeting was scheduled and one of the pri-
mary shareholders of said development
was invited to provide a presentation of
facts to the community in the hopes that it
would quell at least most of the concerns.
I think this is when we as a community
started to tread on dangerous ground. The
supposed developer agreed to attend. He
showed evidence that the property which
was just purchased was done so following
the proper channels and law. There are not
any building permits applied for. If there
were to be, they would not include condos
or foreign labour. Even if there was still
reason to remain concerned about certain
issues and causes, to keep a watchful eye
on this property as things unfold. There
was no call for how certain folks presented
themselves out of supposed concern for
our community.
I think we should be willing to show con-
cern and act if necessary. But we must do
it in a controlled, well informed, respectful
and intelligent manner. The giggling, mur-
muring and even applause at certain times
was completely uncalled for. I don't think
a very good job was done of presenting this
community as the smart, fair and forward
thinking people that I would like to consid-
er us to be. It seemed more along the lines
of a witch hunt, by which it seemed that
no matter what would been said that night
the ruling would have been to condemn. It
seemed as though (at least a few people)
did not come to listen to what information
was going to be presented at all!
There's a saying about those who live
in glass houses being careful with stones.
It seems that not everyone in that room
that night got that memo. I sincerely hope
that there was not any harm done to the
relationship between our local community
and some of the second homeowners who
were present, whether longstanding or
new. Whether we would all like to admit
it or not or possibly even tell them once
in awhile, the quality of life we all enjoy
here on Abaco would not be possible with-
out them and our continuously returning
visitors. Let's try not to take anything for
granted. Let's continue to stick together
and seek resolve to any concern that may
present itself, but without regret!
A Concerned Bahamian Resident
Ashamed of the attitude
of some town residents
Dear Editor,
I am ashamed to say I am from Hope
Town after the recent actions of my fellow
Bahamians!
Recently there were two public town
meetings held in Hope Town to discuss
the purchase of property by a non-Baha-
mian. The Bahamas Foreign Investment
Board approved the purchase. The proper-
ty in question is a 40-year-old subdivision
owned by a non-Bahamian that had been on
the market for years.
One of the "concerns" was that the town
was not informed of the sale or the inten-
tions of the purchaser. Properties are being
sold here all the time, and the town is un-
aware of any of the particulars. Since when
do you have to inform the community that
you are buying or selling property?
I can understand the community's con-
cerns about development. We would prefer
not to see large scale projects such as con-
dos, hotels, etc, but subdivisions are not
new to Elbow Cay. I can count at least 10.
So why is everybody getting so riled up


about this one? It seems that we are fine
with things if is "our friends" that do it,
but when it is just "anyone" else, it isn't
ok. "I" can sell my property to a foreigner,
but "you" can't sell yours.
Another "concern" I heard was that all
the Bahamian land is being sold to foreign-
ers. WAKE UP PEOPLE! WHO IS SELL-
ING THEM THE PROPERTY! It was all
Bahamian owned at one time. There has
only been one subdivision that the devel-
oper sold exclusively to Bahamians. But
guess what? Some of those same Bahami-
ans have since sold their lots to foreigners
for a profit.
The purchaser agreed to fly in to speak
to the public. Some people went on a ram-
page and condemned this man and his
partners for purchasing the property. You
would have thought that he was trying to
build a 500-room hotel and casino. Were
these people just upset because they did not
make the sales commission?
If everyone is so concerned about the
price of property, all they have to do is
stage a few more of these public meetings.
Word will get out that we don't want the
non-Bahamians here. Give it some time
and word will get around. We will start
seeing less and less people. Tourism will
plummet, locals will start losing jobs and
then our property values will start to drop.
Soon the value will be so low that now all
us poor locals can buy. The problem is
that no one will have any money to buy
the land because we have driven away our
main source of income.
If we want to preserve some property
for our generations, we have to be self-dis-
ciplined. Before you sell property, think
about your family and their children. If
you are worried about large pieces being
sold off to non-Bahamians, come up with
a solution and as a group present it to gov-
ernment. Maybe we can suggest that any
future developments have a percentage sold
to Bahamians with the stipulation that it has
to be resold to Bahamians. Going after a
guy who did everything legally is not the
way to reverse something that WE started
in the first place.
We might want to think about how we
may have offended the very people that
have helped make this island successful.
Our second homeowners and investors are
here because of our beautiful island and
friendly caring locals. I think we owe them


an apology! Let's put an end to this child-
ish behavior!
Ashamed
Disappointed with
FNM attitude
To The Abaconian,
Please allow me a space in your letter
column.
Looking at the FNM rally was most dis-
turbing and disgusting, to say the least. I
thought the Prime Minister and his mem-
bers were going to bring to the nation the
things they had achieved and all the things
they had planned for the future. But to my
surprise all I heard was putting down the
PLP
The way the rally was started was most
disgusting. They were going to cremate
Allison Maynard Gibson and bury her on
Sunday and also telling Perry Christie to
go home.
Someone from Man-O-War called Per-
ry's house to talk to his wife and ask her
why Perry was at the rally. Believe it or
not, Perry was at home and not at the rally.
He was the one who answered the phone.
One of the ministers said that Perry
Christie had not done one thing for this
country while he was prime minister. What
a lie!
I really wonder if these kinds of people
know where they go for lying. Just in case
they don't know, they have to stand be-
fore God after death to be judged. And I
don't mean the judges in Nassau. I mean
the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The way some of these ministers carry
on in Parliament is disgusting. They act
like a bunch of small kids. Very upsetting
to say the least.
These are the kinds of men and women
we have to put up with for the next four
years. What a shame!
I wonder if they realise how stupid they
act and look. I just wonder if the rest of the
Caribbean Islands carry on in this manner
in parliament. I believe not.
Perry Christie did more for this country
in five years than the FNM will do in 50
years. The five years Perry was in power
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Aura Paint is introduced
to the Abaco market
By Samantha V. Evans
February 2nd was a very significant day
for the Paint Place as it introduced the new
paint Aura by Benjamin Moore to the Ab-
aco community. A demonstration was held
at the Majestic Room of Faith Convention
Center in Marsh Harbour. Aura is the most
innovative breakthrough in paint since the
introduction of latex paint in the 1950s
and has earned the 2007 Best of What's
New Award by Popular Science magazine
to Benjamin Moore & Co for its develop-
ment. The Paint Place is the first company
in the Caribbean to carry the paint which
is only one year old. It was first used in


California.
Aura is 100 percent acrylic water-based
paint featuring a waterborne colorant sys-
tem. The interior line of the paint is what
was set up for demonstration for painting
contractors, building contractors, devel-
opers and agriculture officials to test. As
persons tested the paint, which was set up
on the inside of the building, there was no
odor from the paint which was amazing.
It can be mixed into any color, has a great
deal of sheen and can be used anywhere
inside a building. Aura is the paint of the
future. Abaco was chosen as the place to
introduce the paint to this market because
of the uniqueness and sophistication of the
people; who expect nothing but the best.
Mr. Michael Maura, owner of the Paint


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The Paint Place in Marsh Harbour introduced Aura, a new paint that has many ad-
vantages. On February 2 the store offered a presentation at Faith Convention Center,
bringing stafffrom Freeport and Nassau to benefit from the presentation. At the present
time Aura interior paint is available but soon Aura exterior paint will be on the market.
Shown here is the staff from three stores along with Barry Passesser and Ed Churchill,
both from the parent Benjamin Moore company in Florida. They are on the right. Owner
of the three stores is Mr. Michael Maura, second from left.




'AbWa&bAiD.


Place, stated that his motivation for intro-
ducing this paint to the Bahamas is because
it is environmentally friendly. He believes
that the beauty of the islands should be pre-
served and he knows that Abaconians are
very much into preserving their environ-
ment.
Employees from Nassau and Freeport
joined the Abaco team for this demon-
stration. Mr. Barry Passesser, the Florida
representative for the Paint Place, and Ed
Churchill, former Florida representative,
also came down for this event.
When the Power Point presentation was
shown, the participants got an opportunity
to learn a whole lot more about the paint
line. Aura is a totally new generation of
paint. Due to many eco-trends the focus
now on environmentally friendly products
and regulations this paint was created. It
has low volatile organic compounds and
utilizes new color lock technology. The


new paint has an affinity color collection
with 144 new colors that are avaialbe in
two-ounce samples. The Paint Place still
has all of its traditional colors which they
are pleased to state work well with the new
Aura colors. The paint line is very afford-
able and has been formulated to last twice
as long as traditional paint.
Two hundred gallons of red and white
Aura fade resistant exterior paint has been
donated by Benjamin Moore to paint the
Hope Town Lighthouse. The exterior line
will be available for the public to purchase
in a few months.
Veterinary Center
has extended hours
By Mirella Santillo
As of February 1st Veterinarian Owen
G. Hanna and his assistant, Mr. Deo
Please see Central Page 11


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Central From Page 10
Davis, who used to open Caribbean Vet-
erinary Health and Healing Center once a
week on Thursdays, will have his office in
Marsh Harbour open Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Dr. Hanna will
still operate in Freeport on Wednesdays.
The clinic which has been completely
remodeled, has a preparation area and an
examination room. The waiting area now
doubles as a small pet shop where one can
find special dog and cat food like Science
Diet or Purina Pro-Plan, treats and supplies
such as leashes, clippers, collars, carriers
and medicines. Several brands of heart-
worm prevention tablets are available in-


cluding Heartguard and Revolution as well
as shampoo and medications prescribed by
the veterinarian. Bathing and grooming are
available by appointment Monday to Fri-
day as well as boarding in kennels for cats
and dogs with daily exercise provided.
Routine veterinary care is available pri-
marily for small mammals, cats, dogs and
rabbits, but the clinic will also provide
limited treatment to animals such as birds,
goats or others in emergency situations.
Dr. Hanna still offers a free spaying and
neutering program, but only on recommen-
dation of one of the local human societies.
For more information or appointment call
367-3551 or for emergencies after hours
477-9989.


Abaco Neem Weight
Loss Challenge
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco Neem is now registering per-
sons for its second Weight Loss Chal-
lenge following its very successful
challenge last year. The two winners
last year not only won the monetary
prize but gained a much greater reward
- that of dropping several clothing siz-
es and becoming much healthier by
losing unwanted weight and adopting 7
a much improved lifestyle which will n'
help them continue on the right road. o0
All of the participants were, in fact, tc
winners as they all achieved the goal of t
losing weight. A
This year's challenge will run for 7
three and a half months from March do
7 to June 31. Anyone wishing to lose h'
weight and learn how to adopt a more t
healthy lifestyle can enter. Registration so
will take place each Friday afternoon at b
the Auskell Clinic from 3-6 p.m. until
March 7. Participants will be weighed and
have their blood pressure recorded at reg-
istration upon payment of the $50 registra-


ne Marshn Haroour volunteer Fire uepart-
nent responded on February 1 to afire located
n Archer Hill in Central Abaco. According
SFire Chief John Hall, it took the firemen
vo and a half hours to extinguish the fire.
together three fire trucks were at the scene.
'he occupants of the house, a mother and her
aughters, were evacuated unharmed. The
ouse belonged to Mrs. Vyrona Archer. There
'as no electricity in the house. Sgt. Paul John-
on said that the cause of the fire could not
een determined immediately.
tion fee. All of the monies collected will go
to the first and second place winners. Dur-
Please see Central Page 12


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Central From Page 11
ing the three-month challenge participants
will be weighed and receive blood pressure
checks once a month.
Also during this time regular lectures
will be given at Abaco Neem by Nick
Maioulis, Daphne de Gregory and Dr.
Sue Fairclough on various health related
subjects such as how to maintain a healthy
diet and regular exercise routines. Private
consultations can be arranged with any of
those persons.
The Challenge will be officially launched
on March 8. Participants will gather at Ab-
aco Neem by the airport roundabout where
they will each be given literature contain-
ing information and tips on developing


and maintaining healthy eating
lifestyles and tips on walking
cise. They will then participate
walk.


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Immigration Department's
29 Year Celebration
By Jennifer Hudson
The Immigration Department of Abaco
hosted a party for the Immigration Offi-
cers' Class of '79 at Regattas on Febru-
ary 1. The Class of '79, of which Mrs.
Fausteen Major-Smith, Chief Immigration
Officer for Abaco, is a member, is the only
class whose members have kept close ties
over the years. The members of the class
have been getting together for an annual
celebration for the past eight years. This


was the first time the celebration has been
held on Abaco as prior to this the event has
always been held in Nassau or Grand Ba-
hama. Ten officers of the class from New
Providence and two from Grand Bahama
joined those on Abaco along with officers
from the Port Department, Customs and
Police Departments for the evening cel-
ebration. In her speech of welcome, Mrs.
Major Smith joked, "We are here tonight
just for pleasure; there will be no appre-
hension exercises." She also made note of
the fact that Mr. Jerome Hutcheson, her
Deputy Officer on Abaco, was the only
male member of the class present. "This
was the best class Immigration ever had,"
she proudly told all present.
Mr. Lambert Campbell, Deputy Direc-
tor of Immigration, who trained the class in
1979, traveled to Abaco for the occasion.
He stated that he was pleased to be back


home on Abaco as he is a son of the soil.
In referring to the fact that next year, being
the 30th year since the class's graduation,
the members will all be eligible for retire-
ment, Mr. Campbell urged them, "Please
do not retire next year, we are depending
on you to move forward."
Earlier in the day the group had enjoyed
a visit to Hope Town and were looking
forward to traveling to Treasure Cay and
Green Turtle Cay the following day.
Junkanoo plans
are finalized
By Mirella Santillo
The Junkanoo Committee held its last
meeting before the February 21st Junak-
noo Parade on February 6th. Many last
minute preparation details were discussed
Please see Central Page 13


The Immigration Class of '79 held an annual reunion on Abaco for the first time. The
class members visited several towns and enjoyed a reception held at Regattas on Feb-
ruary 1. The group is shown here along with Mr. Lambert Campbell, far right, who
instructed the group back in 1979. Mrs. Fausteen Major Smith, Chief Immigration Of-
ficer for Abaco, is sixth from the left. Third from left is Mr. Jerome Hutcheson, Deputy
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Central Abaco News


Work has started on opening the road connecting S.C. Bootle Highway with the airport
round-about. This will relieve some of the traffic going through Marsh Harbour and will
give heavy vehicles a way to avoid the hill at the beginning of S. C. Bootle Highway. Local
Government is preparing the road and it is expected that Central Goverment will pave it
eventually. It will also allow some expansion for Marsh Harbour.


Central From Page 12
including the expected visit of ZNS to Ab-
aco on February 12th. The national radio
and television station will have coverage of
the way Junkanoo is progressing on Aba-
co by visiting all the participating schools
and shacks of the senior Junkanoo groups,
except Green Turtle Cay. Also on Febru-
ary 12th Mr. Bola Francis and Mr. Eddie
Dames with the Ministry of Culture will
conduct a workshop for the judges.
The list of the participants, the locations
for the warming of the goat skin drums,
parking, timely attendance, the order in
which the groups will make their entrance,
the opening ceremony and the re-structure
of the committee were addressed.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Tony
Williams. Senior Administrator Cooper
expressed his excitement at the coming


parade and said he was impressed with
the quality of the performances so far.
He reminded the audience that by holding
the parade in February there will not be
any competition from other islands. This
should also ensure the visits of delegations
from Nassau, Freeport and other Family
Islands. The Administrator announced that
the Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl
Bethel, and the Minister of State of Cul-
ture, the Hon. Charles Maynard, will be
on Abaco for the occasion.
Mr. Williams informed the senior
groups' representatives that there will be
a $500 cash prize for the winners of best
costume, best music, best banner or best
choreographed dance. The route will be
the same, two lapses along Don MacKay
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The Abaconian


February 15, 2008


School News


By Samantha V. Evans
Over 400 outstanding students were hon-
ored by the Department of Education Ab-
aco District for making above a 3.5 grade
point average last school year at an awards
ceremony held at New Vision Ministries on
January 30th. Students from schools across
the island were a part of the program and
performed eloquently for their parents and
family who packed the church hall. Mrs.
Lenora Black welcomed everyone and told
them that the district was pleased to high-
light the students who are the future lead-
ers of our country. Once they continue to
excel, she is sure that they will grow to
be productive adults. She encouraged the
community to support the schools on the
island by volunteering their time to assist
on the campus of their choice whenever


they have a day off. She is very sure that
once they do, they will help the students in
particular and the district in general in their
pursuit of excellence.
The guest speaker for the event was Pas-
tor Ricardo Bain, who spoke on the theme
A More Excellent Way. Rev. Bain believes
that the entire Bahamas needs to reach for
a more excellent way. He encouraged the
students to ensure that as they make their
A's and B's that they also have a strong
value system. School leaders and teachers
were reminded to ensure that students are
peace agents in the schools because 30 per-
cent of the conflicts that take place in this
country take place in the schools.
Abaco is leading the way in many other
areas and should be the example in the way
we keep the island clean for ourselves and


so that tourists can continue to come to our
shores. Pastor Bain would like to see us get
back to basics when cleanliness was still
next to godliness.
He encouraged the students to aim for the
next level of excellence so that next school
year they can have a higher grade point
average than they do now. He applauded
the students for doing so well last year and


told them to bring someone with them next
year so that Mrs. Black and the Abaco edu-
cation team will have to prepare so many
certificates and trophies for the outstanding
students that they will have to find a bigger
hall to host this event. He strongly believes
that they can achieve greatness in whatever
Please see School Page 15


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his BGCSE exam. Since he is attending the College of The Bahamas, his mother, Mrs.
Wedgewood Strachan, accepted the laptop from Mrs. Lenora Black, Education Superin-
tendent. Assisting with the presentation is the principal of Forest Heights Academy Mr.
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area they desire to as long as they keep
excellence as their mantra.
Students received awards for perform-
ing well on their GLAT, BJC, and BGCSE
examinations as well as honor roll students
who made a 3.5 and above in school, for
performing well in track and field and
swimming. The most outstanding stu-
dents on the BJC and BGCSE results were
Stephanie Sweeting, who received 5 A's
and 1 C, and Matthew Wedgewood, who
received 6 A's, 2 B's and 1 C. Both stu-
dents are from Forest Heights. The most
outstanding students on the GLAT exams
were Romea Rolle from Fox Town Pri-
mary grade 3 and Nicholas Abasolo from
Cyber Learning Center grade 6.


Forest Heights Students
Excel on National
Examinations
Matthew Wedgewood and Stephanie
Sweeting, both students of Forest Heights
Academy, were honored on January 30 by
the Abaco District Office of the Ministry of
Education for outstanding exam results in the
May/June 2007 national examinations. Mat-
thew placed top on the island for his BGCSE
examinations. He also received the highest
score in the nation on the Biology BGCSE
examination. Overall he received 6 A's, 2
B's and 1 C. Stephanie earned first place on
the island with her results of 5 A's and 1 C
at BJC level. Both students received laptops
from the awards committee and are to be
congratulated on their superior results.


Matthew currently attends the College
of the Bahamas where he received a Pres-
ident's Scholarship. He is the son of Janet
Wedgewood and the late Prince Strachan
of Bahama Palm Shores. Stephanie is the
daughter of Stephen and Lenora Sweeting
of White Sound, Elbow Cay, and she is in
the tenth grade at Forest Heights.
Both students will be honoured at the
National Awards Ceremony to be held on
March 14 in Nassau.
Other Forest Heights students recog-
nized for outstanding results on national
examinations included O. Christian Wil-
hoyte for BGCSE and Wendy Rutledge,
S. Kheerson Simmons, Tyler Survance,
Avery Thompson and Donovan White for
BJC. A minimum of 5 A's and B's was
required for recognition.
St. Francis Wins Abaco
District Spelling Bee...
Again!
The 10th Annual National Spelling Bee
Preliminary Competition was held at St.
Andrew's Methodist Church Hall on Feb-
ruary 1st. Representing the sponsoring


Nassau Guardian Ltd. was Denise Ewing,
who brought remarks on behalf the Guard-
ian and the National Spelling Bee Commit-
tee. She told them that they should start
Spelling Bee Clubs in the schools to help
better prepare for the international compe-
tition, which they hope will begin in Sep-
tember of the next school year.
Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superin-
tendent, told the spellers that they are dis-
ciplined, hard workers who have earned
their way into this district competition to-
day. She applauded the parents and coach-
es for devoting time and effort in preparing
the students for today. They are all win-
ners and have made her very proud. She
led a very jubilant, upbeat song Hooray for
Spellers in honor of the spellers. The on-
lookers joined her in singing.
Seventeen top spellers from grades 6
through 8 were entered in the competition
to represent their schools. They are Central
Abaco Primary, Cooper's Town Primary,
St. Francis de Sales, Agape Christian, For-
est Heights Academy, Moore's Island, and
Please see School Page 18


The Nassau Guardian sponsors an annual National Spelling Bee. The Abaco Bee was
held on February 1. This year's top speller was Octavia Dean-McIntosh, a grade eight
student at St. Francis de Sales School. The second place trophy went to Matthew Gram-
matico, a grade eight student of St. Francis, and the third place trophy went to sixth
grade student of Central Abaco Primary School, Kayleisa Marshall.


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School From Page 15
S.C. Bootle High School. After 15 rounds
of fierce competition, a champion was
named. Once again St. Francis de Sales
school reigned victorious with grade eight
student Octavia Dean-McIntosh winning
first place. The second place trophy went
to Matthew Grammatico, a grade eight stu-
dent of St. Francis, and the third place tro-
phy went to sixth grade student of Central
Abaco Primary School, Kayleisa Marshall.
The trophies for the event were donated by
the Nassau Guardian.
Abaco Youth Participate
in Live Feed
By Samantha V. Evans
As a part of the Tourism Week activi-


ties, the Ministry of Tourism held a Career
Fair live feed from St. Andrew's Methodist
Church on January 29th. The topic for the
Fair was Preparing for the Global Work-
force. The opening ceremony was viewed
live from Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in
Nassau. Students from grades six through
12 from Abaco schools were invited to take
part in the ceremony and to ask questions
pertaining to the topic.
Mrs. Elma Garraway, Permanent Sec-
retary with the Ministry of Education, told
the students that the Bahamas enjoys the
third standard of living in the western hemi-
sphere with Canada coming in second, and
the United States holding down the number
one spot. If we plan to continue enjoying
this way of life, it will take students pre-
paring themselves now, while they are in


school, to properly perform jobs at all lev-
els in the tourism industry.
Mrs. Garraway read the message from
the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Neko
Grant, who wrote about the perception
many persons had about the tourism indus-
try which was not always good. Businesses
in this industry are looking for qualified
professionals to work in all types of profes-
sions. The tourists expect to be greeted by
friendly people, receive quality service at
restaurants, visit historical sites and shop
without being harassed by vendors and lo-
cals. The purpose of the Career Fair is to
equip the students with the tools to make it
in the tourism industry.
Ms. Vernice Walkine, Director General
Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, told the
students her life story. She stated that she
was not always the well put together pro-
fessional they see today. She was a smart
student but her teachers always commented
that she was very talkative. She explained
that she never expected to be where she is
today because she knew that her parents
could not afford to pay for her to attend
college. Therefore, she decided to work


hard to get good grades to secure a scholar-
ship to study French, Spanish and German
in college. She contacted the scholarship
authority and they gave her the choice to
work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or
Tourism so she chose Tourism. She began
this job and was open to learning areas
she was not well versed in and because of
this, she is here as the Director General of
Tourism.
She told the students that they are de-
signed for great things but they must be
prepared to resist the temptations to be
cool rather than smart. She encouraged
them to choose wisely what they put into
their mind and body. She challenged them
to prepare to take her job because she has
been with the Ministry of Tourism for over
25 years now.
The final presenter was Mr. Gershwin
Major, Vice President with the Chamber
of Commerce, who challenged the students
to become people of good character. He
explained that the country is at a cross road

Please see School Page 20


One of the activities that Tourism organizied to celebrate Tourism Week was a Career
Fair to give school students an idea of the potential of careers in the tourism field. A live
interactive Career Fair involved students on several Family Islands including Abaco.
Shown here are the students at the the Methodist Church Hall where they listened to
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School From Page 18
now because too many youth are not mak-
ing the right choices. He told them that
they are called upon to be intelligent, cre-
ative, people of integrity, and innovative
thinkers. It is important that they know
their value as young people.
He encouraged the teachers and guard-
ians to realize that they are caretakers of
the hearts and minds of the youth. He is
a product of the public education system
- the great Government High School- and
all that he has become is because of his
education.
Following the presentations, Abaco was
the first island from the live feed to ask


Bethel's Booksellers held a book fair at Central Abaco Primary School on February 1. The students of several schools enjoyed choosing
books to purchase. Parents accompanied some of the children after school hours. By the time the fair closed, very few books were left.


questions. The students asked about ca-
reers in environmental affairs and about


the availability of scholarships to pursue
careers in the tourism industry. Students
to attend the live feed were from Agape
Christian School, Long Bay School, Hope
Town School, Treasure Cay Primary,
Central Abaco Primary, Forest Heights
Academy, Wesley College, Abaco Central
High, S. C. Bootle, St. Francis de Sales,
Crossing Rocks Primary, Cooper's Town
Primary and Man-O-War Cay School.
Central Abaco Primary
Hosts Book Fair
By Samantha V. Evans
Central Abaco Primary School and
Bethel Booksellers from Freeport held a
book fair on February 1st at the primary
school in Central Pines. Students came


in large numbers from Abaco schools to
take advantage of the great deals offered
by the bookstore. Thousands of books
were made available for this sale. Orga-
nizing the event on behalf of the store was
Rev. Bethel and vice principal of Central
Abaco School, Beatrice Moxey, who were
very pleased by the support shown by the
Abaco community. The public was also
welcomed to visit the fair through the day
which they did. Many of them attended the
book fair after school with their children.
The few books that remained at the end
of the book fair were donated to the hard
working teachers at Central Abaco Pri-
mary School.
Please see School Page 21


In the Speilling Bee organized by the Abaco Education Office Central Abaco Primary
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School From Page 20
Grade 5 Spelling Bee
Crowns a Winner
By Samantha V. Evans
Twenty-three students from across Ab-
aco took part in the grade 5 Spelling Bee
held on Friday January 25 at the Learning
Resource Center at 10 a.m. resulting in
some sparks flying between a concerned
parent and some of the judges. Apparently,
the parent of the student placing second felt
that her son should have won. One of the
rules of the competition states that any que-
ry must be brought to the attention of the
judges at the end of the round which was
not done by the coach of this student. At


the end of the competition, Kenston Gide-
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was officially declared the winner. In
second place was Sujith Swarna of Agape
Christian School and third place Tristan
Albury from Agape Christian School. The
competition took 14 rounds to declare the
top three spellers. Superintendent Black
congratulated all of the students especially
the three young men who took the top three
spots. She is pleased that in spite of the
negativity that some of the youth on the
island are getting into, there are still those
who chose to make wise decisions and fo-
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Iewpoinf

Rhetor
By John Hedden
It is with much interest and support that
I have been following the new awareness of
environmental protection being exhibited by
our senior politicians. Various ministers have
made statements that truly warm the rapidly
fading heart of the Bahamian vocal minority.
The Minister of Works has indicated
that the removal of hills and ridge lines
long exploited for fill must be halted. He
also indicated that he is complicit with the
protection of valuable marshes, dune ridg-
es and other marine barriers.
The Deputy Prime Minister has inti-
mated that golf courses and marinas are
environmentally damaging and, as such,
will only be constructed when absolutely
necessary.
The Prime Minister has stated several
times that a new awareness of Family Is-
land development will include special at-
tention to the natural environment and its
protection for future Bahamians.
However, very recently I am becom-
ing confused and disoriented over these
planned developments
I understand that the Minister of Works
and the chairman of BEC both want to pro-
vide lots of cheap energy to the consuming
public on Abaco, and as such are planning
to install a bunker C fired, poli-megawatt
power plant on the east coast of the Abaco
mainland. The long suffering public has be-
come so fed up with high electricity prices
that they have even demonstrated against
their exploitation by one Mr. Watt.
I also understand the Minister of Works'
decision to safeguard the respectable citi-
zens of Marsh Harbour by arresting the
destruction of the hills protecting them


ic is good t
from the ravages of storms from the east
and south.
I also understand the idea behind the
implementation of the landfill and waste
project designed to efficiently and cleanly
eliminate waste from our settlements and
the metropolis of Marsh Harbour.
I also try to understand that the planned
developments in the South and to the North
and in the middle will ultimately benefit
the growing population of Abaco.
However I do have a problem marrying
these high and elevated ministerial state-
ments with the reality of the implemented
activities that appear at lowly ground level
where most of us actually live.
The planned BEC expansion will be us-
ing a fuel that is the left over of the dis-
tillate production of gasoline, diesel and
heavier oils. Bunker C is full of sulphur
compounds as well as other toxic and cor-
rosive chemicals that have over the years
significantly contributed to the 'acid rain'
that continues to dog the industrial world.
The chemicals contained in this fuel are
also highly corrosive to the engine compo-
nents of the machinery it powers. I would
surmise, therefore, that by using a 'cheap
fuel' the Bahamian government will also
be significantly contributing to atmospher-
ic pollution.
In addition, the maintainance scheduling
for the engines will be extremely high, and
expensive, thus driving up the cost per kilo-
watt hour of the electricity produced. I won-
der about the fact that our local engineers
have major problems with maintainance of
presently existing power plants? (This ques-
tion, of course, waxes rhetorical).
In the same breath it would appear to


)ut lacks fol
me that continued ridge removal is occur-
ring on Abaco in the form of excavations
and levelling taking place a short distance
before Turtle Rocks and southeast of Trea-
sure Cay. Will this breach eventually sepa-
rate the large island of Abaco again?
In another breath, the Department of En-
vironmental Health continues to implement
the waste collection and disposal project
here on Abaco even though the Minister of
Health has admitted the mistake of locating
two transfer stations over valuable large
fresh water aquifers, one of which supplies
the anchor project of Winding Bay as well
as the settlement of Cherokee. Perhaps the
Minister would also care to explain the ef-
fectiveness of both transfer stations and
their impact on the surrounding forest.
In another breath, again it would appear
that planned anchor development projects
outside Sandy Point, Schooner Bay, Hole-


low-up
in-the-Wall, Angel Fish Point, (and pos-
sibly) Snake Cay will, out of necessity,
involve golf courses, marinas and possibly
airports. How will the infrastructure (fund-
ed by the government) ever be able to keep
up without more taxes and less conces-
sions? How will the Bahamian labour pool
be able to cope?
More importantly to the VOCAL MI-
NORITY, of course, is the planned inte-
gration of these ecologically destructive
projects into habitats of protected Abaco
parrots, creek and fish nurseries, water run
off systems and the wetland barrier against
catastrophic storms? (Again the question
becomes rhetorical).
I would, therefore, humbly suggest that
our illustrious ministerial cadre come back
down to earth (like the rest of us) and allow
the whole Bahamas to take a breath while
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Golfweek ranks Abaco Club's

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By Stone McEwan
The Scottish-style tropical links golf
course at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay
earned top honors of all golf courses in The
Bahamas, according to a poll conducted by
Golfweek's panel of raters.
More than 300 golfers set out to deter-
mine the top 50 places to play in the Carib-
bean, Atlantic and Mexico. They selected
the 18-hole Donald Steel and Tom MacK-
enzie-designed course at the Abaco Club
to the list for the first time and also 10th
among all those chosen.
Chairman of the Abaco Club, Mr. Peter
de Savary, collaborated with the architects
to create this stunning course. The 7,183-
yard par 72 challenge includes a 547-yard
par 5 the third longest hole on the course
- after which the course plays for seven
holes along the beach.
According to Golfweek's architectural
and ratings, the panel editor, Mr. Brad
Klein, said, "Few golf courses in the
world, let alone in the Caribbean, make
better use of the intriguing ground between
native dunes and raw beachfront. The Ab-
aco Club garners high praise among Golf-


week's best raters for the natural shoreline
walk."
A significant contributor to acquiring
this prestigious rating is the maintenance of
the course which is managed by Mr. Mark
Aitken along with his stellar local team.
Prior to their employment at The Abaco
Club, none of Aitken's original staff had
prior knowledge of golf course mainte-
nance.
"I am very proud of the team," said Mr.
Aitken. "They have all come a long way.
After enduring two hurricanes and the re-
cent tropical storm, the crew and course
have been tested, and all of the gentlemen
involved in upkeep are committed to high
standards."
"We are delighted to be included in such
an outstanding group of courses," said de
Savary. "Since its opening in 2005 many
of our Members including touring pro-
fessionals and celebrities and their guests
attest to the course's challenges that natu-
rally combine with playing the weather ele-
ments, which are so much a part of links
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Obituaries of Family and Friends


William "Uncle Bill" Wayne Burgner,
86, passed away on October 17, 2007. He
was born in Peoria, Illinois, and attended
the University of Kansas. He flew in the
military dur-
ing World
War II. Af-
ter the war
S he spend 33
years as a
Captain for
Trans World
Airlines.
William Burgner Airplanes
were his pas-
sion. When he retired, he and his wife
Huguette spent their time between Man-O-
War and Swtizerland. He is survived by
his wife; sons Bill and Bob; daughters Joc-
elyne and Patricia; grandchildren Chris,
Steve, Edouard, Daphne and Oliver; and
great-grandchild Isaac.
A memorial service was held at New
Life Bible Church in Man-O-War on Feb-
ruary 17 with Rev. Robinson Weatherford
officiating.
A fun lady has died. Bobby Coffin,
affectionately known to many as "Bobby
Pooh," died on January 28. As captain of
the houseboat Ginny Pooh and Champagne
Too docked at the Conch Inn Marina for
many years, she was a delight to visit with
and share a glass of champagne. Shortly
before she left each spring, she organized
a pool side party at the Conch Inn and lat-
er at the Castle where there was no pool.
But that didn't matter as it was Bobby's
party. Boaters and friends looked forward
to these spring get togethers as a chance
to meet and enjoy the treat of champagne
punch and sponge cake she so generously


provided. We will miss you, Bobby.
From your Marsh Harbour friends
The funeral service for Felix "Unca
Fe" Pinder, 46, of Wood Cay was held at
St. Thomas Baptist Church in Wood Cay
on January 26. Rev. Tyrone Mills offici-
ated assisted by Rev. John McIntosh. In-
terment followed in the Wood Cay Public
Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Vernel Pin-
der; mother Monvella Pinder; sons Jamal
and Scooter Pinder; sisters Savelta Brown,
Emily Hield and Carmel Huyler; brothers
Lenward, Franklyn, Norward, Oliver and
Valentino Pinder; nieces Monique Brown,
Simone McIntosh, Leniece, Lynette,
Latoya, Fradesha, Jada and Valdareze
Pinder, Erakesha, Eraneka and Eranda
Hield, Cadesha and Patranique Huyler;
nephews David and Denzel Jones, Oliver
Jr., Franklyn Jr., Ferdero, Lenward Jr.,
Lanardo, Valentino Jr., and Norwardo
Pinder and Emrick Hield; sisters-in-law
Rosenel, Olivia and Carolee Pinder; broth-
ers-in-law Eric Hield and Patrick Huyler;
grandnieces Traniece and Lanna; grand-
nephews KJ., BJ, Ricardo and Travon;
aunts Cestina Williams, Leanza Thomp-
son, Icelyn Thomas, Lillian McIntosh,
Muriel Curry and Maude Cooper; uncles
Alvin Robinson, Merlin, Leanette and
Reginald McIntosh; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
Charles Ashley Murphy, 87, of Vernon,
British Columbia, Canada, passed away on
February 5 in Vernon. Charlie was a highly
decorated combat veteran in the Canadian
military during World War II and served
after the war in India and Pakistan. Char-
lie was a long time resident of Marsh Har-
bour but had spent the last few years at his


home in Ver-
non. He was
the founder
of the Royal
Marsh Har-
bour Yacht
Club and
Commodore
Emeritus. He
is survived Charlie Murphy
by his wife
Jeanne, his children Ashley Murphy, Mi-
chael Murphy and Mary, Lauran Gilbert
and Steve, Geoffrey McCallum and Lau-
rie, six grandchildren and five great-grand-
children. The wind is now at his back.
The funeral service for Remelda Pes-
sarettta Davis, 99, of Hard Bargain,
Moore's Island was held at Zion Baptist
Church in Hard Bargain on February 2.
Pastor Nixon Simms officiated assisted by
Pastor Preston Knowles, Pastor Anthony
Williams and Pastor Ganeva Williams. In-
terment followed in the Hard Bargain Pub-
lic Cemetery.
She is survived by her son Elkin Davis;
daughter Seva Moss; grandchildren Terran
and Dwayne Davis, Melanie Davis-Gib-
son, Lillian McPhee, Glen Smith, Ruthdell
Davis, Clarence Moss Jr., Ann Cooper,
Mark Moss, Matthew Moss, Linda Sands;
nieces Paulamae and Maud Davis; adopted
niece Shirley Bain; grandnieces Rebecca
Knowles, Ruthmae Rolle, Tiffany Davis;
grandnephews Randy, Arlington, Wel-
lington, Rick, Mick and Renold Davis;
daughter-in-law Burdie Davis; son-in-law
Clarence Moss; great-grandchildren Erica
Brown, Anton and Robert McPhee, Gle-
nesia, Bnttanaya, Gerard and Glenardo
Smith, Devon Rolle, Mashanty Davis,
Clarissa, Clarinique, Cameron and Can-


did Moss, Paige, Quincy and Aaron Coo-
per, Mark Jr., Marieko and Shante Moss,
Alexandria, Mariah and Matthew Moss
Jr., Cameron Adderley, Mario and Dean-
dra Sands; and many other relatives and
friends.
The funeral service for "Mother Lau-
rie" Beatrice Cornish Hanna, 83, of
Cooper's Town formerly of Cedar Harbour
was held on February 9th at the Church of
God Cathedral in Cooper's Town. Bishop
Archilaus W. Cooper, Rev. Clayton Mc-
Intosh and Rev. Lernis Cornish officiated.
Interment followed in the South Side Cem-
etery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived by daughters Estelle
Cornish McKinney, Phyllis Hanna Newton
and Rosemary Hanna Murray; sons Rev.
Leslie, Ejnar and Asst. Supt. Prince Cor-
nish, Gifford Bootle and McFerris Hanna;
sister Cathleen Penn; brother Kenneth Ma-
jor, Sr.; brother-in-law Shervin Laroda;
sister-in-law Hethyn Major; grandchildren
Rev. Rudolph, Raymond, Gregory McK-
inney, Bridgette Russell, Stephanie McK-
inney, Lateria Kemp, Leslie Jr., Kirk Sr.,
Troy, Brucelee, Myles Cornish, Tracey
Kelly, Bunny Pritchard, Mykala Thomp-
son, Renata Cornish, Godfrey Jr., Calsey
and Chino Rolle, Santino Sr., and Ejnar
Cornish, Natasha Sawyer, Stephanie Charl-
ton, D'Andra, lesha and Lauren Cornish,
Fidel Prince Jr., Omar and Conway Cor-
nish, Montjoy Brown, Eltina Stubbs and
Katrina Cornish, Mendy Green, Cheryl
Cooper, Shauna Shipman, Fern McDaniel,
Quinta, Coral, and Clayton Farrington,
Jr., Nathan Hanna, Carlisa, Andrea, and
Anthony Newton, Ronald Jr., Raphael,

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Letters From Page 9
is not all the problem. Many people don't
trust this government. They are just hold-
ing on and not spending.
I don't know much, but I do know the
people at that rally were not waving their
pom poms they way they were in May
2007. Figure it out for yourselves.
Thanks,
Samuel D. Albury
P.S. Perry Christie had this country on
track. I'm sure many people realise this
now. Too late to cry over split milk.
When good men
do nothing!
Dear Sir,
Where are all them environmental-
minded people of The Bahamas? Where
are they? Where are the local fishermen,
those who want to kill anybody who mess-
es with their lobster traps? Where is Lynn
Holowesco, leader of our Senate or Brett
Symonette (Deputy Prime Minister and
Pop's son). What do you think? Say some-
thing! You all sit there with your mouths
shut. "Shut mouth catch no fly."
You leave us here on Guana Cay to fight
for our and your environment, and all of
you know what we are fighting for! We
are fighting BIG money, we are fighting
Hubert Ingraham and we are fighting for
our rights to live on this island that we call
our home. To live the way we have been
living all our lives. Is that wrong? And to
think that for money, Hubert sold us out.
I expected this from Perry Christie but not
from Hubert, no, not from Hubert and the
FNM.


Folks, when Michael Meldman of Bak-
er's Bay brought Perry Christie to see the
development a few years ago, after Perry
got his picture in the paper getting one
of those special massages, the next day
he give them everything. He gave them
Crown land, he gave them Treasury land.
They don't have to pay no duty, no tax on
nothing. Ain't got to check with nobody to
do what they want. "You build what you
want and you don't worry about the BEST
Commission! Just give the head fellow of
the BEST Commission a job, you know
that Marshall fellow and you can tear up all
the mangroves, cut down all the trees and
kill the reef as long as he say it's ok."
So, when we hear all of this, we call
on Fred Smith, from Freeport. Mr. Smith
says that Perry can't give our Crown land
away, don't care what Heads of Agreement
they sign. So, BAM, Fred Smith puts them
in court! Anyhow, that is another story.
We'll talk about that after we get our court
ruling.
Back to Mike Meldman and Baker's Bay.
Now, the people put Christie and them out.
We get the new government, Hubert and
the Boys. What happened? Hubert done
gone to Baker's and, I don't know if he
got one of them massages or not, but next
day he is in the papers saying he don't see
nothing wrong with these people at Bak-
er's Bay. Hubert says they are just what
Guana Cay needs. He says; don't worry
about the mangroves, the creek, bonefish,
turtle breeding and the crabs! Why, we got
plenty more of them creeks and mangroves
all over The Bahamas. Why, we got over
700 islands! But he going to get a couple
dollars out of these Baker's boys. Money


in the Treasury make him look good! So,
he says to Mike Meldman, "Don't concern
yourself with them couple of terrorists on
Guana Cay. I'm going to deal with them!"
NO, HUBERT, you are not dealing with
a couple terrorists on Guana. NO, HU-
BERT, you are dealing with the rights of
the people.
May I also add that you are dealing with
a petition signed between Nov ember 2007
and December 2007 by 75 percent of the
Bahamian Guana Cay people? This peti-
tion is asking you to stop this development.
Seventy-five percent is the same amount
from Guana Cay that voted FNM in the
elections. You missed the boat, Hubert!
You are not only dealing with Guana
Cay, you are dealing with people who don't
want to see you and Mike Meldman kill one
of world's last living barrier reefs and de-
stroy Abaco environment from Grand Cay
to Crossing Rocks. I don't know how many
golfers you think Baker's Bay will get with
a Tom Fazio golf course. But I know that
with one of the world's finest reefs just 20


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to the life of the reef. Hubert, you yourself
even stated when you came to Guana Cay
a year ago that you didn't support a golf
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the same fate as the Exuma Bay golf course
after the last hurricane? Exuma Bay golf
course was underwater, it flooded! No,
Hubert, you can't stop the wind, the tid-
al surge and the flooding. You can't stop
Mother Nature's rage!
Hubert, you know you did wrong when
you visited Baker's Bay and you didn't
even stop in the Guana Cay settlement!
You passed us by like we don't even exist
to you. You sold us out for 30 pieces of
silver. You told our Hope Town represen-
tative, Glenn Laing, when he tried to tell
you about the petition, "Too late, Guana
Cay missed the boat!"
Aubrey Clarke
Guana Cay
It takes everyone to
build a community
Dear Editor
I was recently asked to go along and take
minutes of a meeting, which I did. And as
I wrote down the highlights of what and
why the meeting was held, I also got a little
upset with some of our residents and their
lists of petty complaints.
We actually live in Paradise and some
people are too blind to see it. Yes, we
have a clean little community with brightly
painted houses, yards festooned with pretty
flowers and the sea all around us. But that
is not all there is to beautiful surroundings.
Someone didn't just snap their fingers
and make our little settlement a place to
be proud of. I wish some of these Com-
plainers had been in attendance at a recent
special school assembly where the students


outlined just some of the many things we
have to be proud of. It brought a lump to
my throat.
Some of our residents have worked hard
over the years, building our roads, repair-
ing our long dock, rebuilding and saving lo-
cal landmarks, cleaning up litter from along
the road from the time it was first pushed
through the bush, not to mention removing
bags and bags of litter from Big Mangrove
and along our various nearby beaches.
Where were these Complainers then? There
is a general call to clean up litter along the
roads on February 14. Will these same
Complainers show up then to help? I think
not. What I'm talking about is volunteering
your labour for the good of the whole com-
munity and not just thinking about yourself
and what you want all the time.
The truth is we have lots to be proud of.
We should all be proud that we do have
some volunteers in our midst and first
and foremost are our Local Government
members. They don't have to serve the
people and I can speak from experience,
it is a thankless job. All you do is hear
complaints. And whenever there is a local
project being worked on, you always see
the same few faces. But do they ever get
any thanks? No!
But it's not just local people who help
us. Over the years in our various local
fund raisers we have called on people out-
side our community, and they have always
come through for us. Real friends, people
with family roots that still feel tied to what
happens here if only by a thread. Their gen-
erosity often was the only thing that made
it possible for us to succeed. They might
not have given of their time, but they do-


nated to the cause in other ways; monetari-
ly and/or building supplies and sometimes
food, even to helping with scholarships for
our students or medical expenses for the
needy. Some of us feel they are as much a
part of this community, maybe more, than
some who actually live here because they
still care.
These Complainers truly feel that be-
cause these friends don't live here that
maybe they shouldn't share in our traditions
or our local functions. The truth is these
people might have lived here at one time or
gone to school here and have been attend-
ing our local functions year after year. We


hope we never lose these Friends, We can
never thank them enough for all the times
they have come to our aid. Lots of peo-
ple will never know who these wonderful
benefactors are because they are the ones
who feel you just have to snap your fingers
and magically things happens.
If these Complainers want to see chang-
es, why don't they get out there and orga-
nize their own friends to help them achieve
it, we did.
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We should decide
our own future
Dear Sir:
We're not idiots. Why are we acting like
idiots?
The proposed development at Rocky
Point in the settlement of Sandy Point is
a farce. There is no natural harbour for
a marina. There is no beach for a beach.
There are wetlands where they want to
build a hotel.
If the development goes ahead as
planned:
* The settlement will flood.
* Employees will need to be brought in
from outside the settlement due to the size
of the development, bringing crime.
* Foreigners will pillage the local marine
resource of crawfish, conch and grouper.
* The development will be gated and there-
fore not a resource offered to anyone from
the settlement.
* The jobs available will be menial clean-
ing jobs you know that's true!
* Everyone in the settlement will be work-
ing for one man, and there will be more
people in the development than in the settle-
ment sociologically this cannot be good.
* Current activities like curbing will be un-
available as the rocks at Rocky Point will
be gone in place of 35 feet of fill.
How could a resort work in Sandy Point?
The development could be downsized,
for example, a copy of Tiamo on Andros
< http://www.tiamoresorts.com/ >
What would this mean?
No need to hire people outside of Sandy
Point, keeping the crime to its current non-
existent state, and letting people in Sandy
Point have all the jobs, especially the good
ones!
The resort wouldn't have its own re-
sources, so Sandy Point can benefit res-
taurants, shops, bakers, tour guides bird-
ing, bonefishing, snorkeling, scuba diving,
flora and fauna, kayaking, etc.
Organic farms can be setup to support
the resort, providing more jobs.
Sandy Point wouldn't flood, as there
would be no need for building up the land


and blocking natural water outlets.
Guests could enjoy parrot sightings from
their bedroom porches.
If done correctly, Sandy Point could
prosper and progress through a small-scale
eco-friendly resort. If not, Sandy Point
will become the home of toilet cleaners
and crime.
Don't think about what new car you are
going to buy when these developers come
with their wallets. Think of taking your
grand children conching on the weekends
when they have time off from their job at
the resort, whether it be as an accountant,
lawyer, manager or tour guide. We can
have the best of both worlds; we just have
to ask for it. Your grandchildren would
remain in Sandy Point because there are
good jobs available, and there will still be
conch available, too, as it won't have been
overfished!
We're not idiots. This is our land. We
should decide its future, that's our right!
Concerned about our future
Guana's Appeal for
more representation
Dear Editor,
With local government elections fast
approaching this June, I would again like
to again express that the Guana Cay local
board needs more representation on local
government. At present we have only one
local board member who is easily outvot-
ed by the three members each from Hope
Town and Man-O-War. Important deci-
sions are sometimes made by these other
members without consideration for the
needs and wants of Guana Cay.
Ideally, we would like to have our own
board separate and apart from Hope Town
and Man-O-War. If this is not possible,
we definitely would like the opportunity
to have three members as do Hope Town
and Man-O-War. There are many people
that would run for local government if they
knew there was more than one seat avail-
able, and they knew they could make a dif-
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this island is growing at a dizzying pace
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Our local government representative,
Glenn Laing, has done a great job over the
years but he needs help to do an even better
job for Guana Cay.
I have addressed this matter with our
former administrator, Revis Rolle, in writ-
ing as far back as June 2005 as evidenced
by the attached correspondence as well as
the local population here on Guana. I have
also addressed the matter with you. Mr.
Cephas Cooper, at various public meetings
on Guana. During his election campaign
Mr. Edison Key also promised to address
this issue as he felt it was important for the
future of Guana Cay. Please forward this
correspondence on to the minister of Local
Government and any other decision mak-
ers as soon as possible so that we can reach
this goal in this calendar year.
Thank you for your kind assistance in
this matter.
Troy D Albury
The Tragedy of the Turtle
Dear Editor,
Turtles can't read. But they sure know
then they are not wanted! The crackle and


glow of continual fires, month after month
as coppice and mangroves burn; the rum-
ble of bulldozers and cranes reshaping the
islands contours; the penetrating growl of
chain saws and back-hoes removing Ca-
suarinas along the dunes; the cloudy, sand
filled waters choked from a year of dredg-
ing.....these events speak to the turtles.
Proof that Guana's turtles have gotten
the message is the dismal hatch for the
2007 nesting season. As recently as 2005
the NW end of Guana Cay boasted dozens
of turtle nests with thousands of hatchlings.
What happened?
Many factors are contributing to the
plummeting populations of Bahamas
turtles: illegal poaching of protected spe-
cies, inability of government to enforce
the CITES endangered species protection
treaty, illegal construction of sea walls and
bulkheads, encroachment of development
and habitat destruction or disturbance.
Where has Guana Cay gone wrong? The
residents of Guana have lived in respectful
harmony with the nesting turtles for centu-

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Letters From Page 28
ries. In 2005, however, then Prime Min-
ister Christie enticed a mega-developer to
create a gated, golf and marina community
on Guana Cay. This removed one third
of the little islands' area from local pro-
tection. The developers' "experimental"
approach put forth in their own Environ-
mental Impact Assessment speaks for itself
after three years. Their own report on the
turtle hatch for the 2007 season confirms
the locals' worst fears. (November 1,
2007, Abaconian, Turtle Hatch) Less than
five percent of the projected number of
baby turtles successfully entered the ocean.
Considering only one per thousand reaches
maturity, the failure on Guana Cay is at-
tracting world-wide scientific attention.
The developer, Discovery Land and
Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club, must
concede that their environmental "experi-
ment" has been a failure where the turtles
are concerned. The scientific community
and native Bahamians alike await the re-
sults of their "experiment" as far as reefs
and mangroves are concerned. Meanwhile,
the new government, headed by Prime
Minister Ingraham, appears helpless to
enforce or even acknowledge independent
scientists' recommendations to curb some
aspects of the development in order to en-
sure the survival of critical ecosystems.
Appalled


Obituaries From Page 24

Roberto, Roshante Murray; great-grand-
children Paulette, Rolanda, Simpson,
Nataniel, Terrel, Timothy Jr, Tamisha,
Teon, Ranaldo, Rayven, Toni, Jayque-
sha, Lashanda, Gregory Jr, Alpachino
Jr., Godfrey Rolle, Keano Moxey, Car-
los, Chino Jr, Kobe, Janique, Jadyn, Jay-
vonne, Lshae, Preceal, Cherine, Nata-
lie, Kaitlin, Kirk Jr., Kelson, Dennis Jr,
Ledro, Erica, Destiny, Ranard, Natalia,
Quitel, Tanisha, Quinton Jr., Stephen,
Tamara, Santino Jr. Antonio, John, Mi-
chael, Thristen, Kia, Princianna, Prin-
cicia, Denicia, Erica, Dereck, Ashanti,
Travon, Nia, Stephen, Stella, Roman,
Jauaria, Charleie, Alex, Kaylee Newton,
Raven, Reign and Razia Murry; adopted
children Pastor Stafford Symonette, Rev.
Clayton McIntosh, Bishop Ephraim Rolle
and Alexander Burns; nephews Rt. Hon.
Hubert A. Ingraham, Edward Penn, Ken-
neth Jr., Paul, David, Timothy, Joel Ma-
jor, Vernal and Jacob Cornish, Patrick
Pinder and Leon Pinder; nieces Alice
Coakley, Princess Simms, Melvese, Ver-
nice and Victoria Major, Mildred Blatch,
Genevieve McIntosh, Cametta Russell,
Erma Cornish and Clo Cooper; sons-in-
law Simpson McKinney, Godfrey Rolle,
Dayton Farrington, Ronald Murray
and Anthony Newton; daughters-in-law
Ruth, Learlean and Princess Cornish and
Deborah Hanna; grandsons-in-law and


daughters-in law Abby McKinney, Erica
McKinney, Timothy Russell, Shannette
McKinney, Alpachino Kemp, Dominque
Rolle, Lyantie, Jason Kelly, Samatha
Cornish, Tyrone Dennis Thompson, Ve-
leste Cornish, Mario Sawyer, Quinton
Sr., Renatta Nixon, Preston Green, Var-
go Cooper and Keith; god-children Lionel
Cooper, Florence Sawyer, Cephas Coo-
per, Garth McIntosh, Effie Edgecombe,
Vernal Cornish, Pherrol Duncombe and
Coresia Kemp; and many other relatives
and friends.
The funeral services for Bertram
Stanley Capron, 71, of Murphy Town
and formerly of Nassau was held on Feb-
ruary 9 in Nassau with Pastor Eleanor
Darville officiating. Interment followed
in Nassau.
He is survived by his loving and de-
voted wife Lenora Hall-Capron; mother-
in-law Susan Hall; stepmother Elizabeth
Capron; sons Jeffrey and Andrew Cap-
ron; daughters Lateria, Jewellan and Car-
oll Capron and Theresa Darville; son-in
law Richard Darville; brothers-in-law Jim
Hall, Sgt. Mack Hall, Leroy Hall, Jack
Hall and John Hall; sisters-in-law Edith,
Iva and Ella Hall, Delena Symonette,
Alsaida Leary and Mary Sands and Eva
Glinton; grandchildren Egnes Clarke,
Emily, Andrea, Alma, Victoria, Richard
and Bertram Jr. Darville, Tina, Tracy,
Shenika and Allan Carpon and Rachel


Moss; great-grandchildren; nephews
Donnovan and Terrel Davis, Edmund
Symonette, Jameko Hepburn, Dulon,
Daron, Anthony, Desmond and Chavez
Hall and Torreno Thurston; nieces Shan-
taye Hall, Chanique, Wright, Abigail and
Kate Symonette and many other relatives
and friends.

Viewpoint From Page 8

that are better suited to the development of
high-end, environmentally-conscious and
culturally attuned resorts that offer a re-
laxed, paced experience."
Let us hope this is not just placating
words but a real movement in the right di-
rection for the Family Islands. Let us be
vigilant and ensure our Prime Minister's
words are not empty sentiments and hollow
promises. We must be willing to let our
government know "the will of the people."
Government must learn to respect us and
hear our voice, and not just when they are
looking for a vote.
Together, with a concerted effort of the
people, the government and a sustainable
vision, we can endure the coming econom-
ic difficulties and have confidence in the
future strength of our number one industry
without sacrificing our history, culture and
environment. We may even come out of
this more culturally rich and attractive to a
world of visitors.
Visit: http:blog.my-abaco.com






Page 30 Section A The Abaconian


UIaw poini .


.. Dealing with bullying


By Janet R. Reingold
Reingold@reingold. corn
I recently witnessed bullying, firsthand,
among young boys in Hope Town four
young boys picking on a smaller boy.
Not understanding what I was seeing, and
thinking it might be kids simply horsing
around, I took no steps to intervene. I
have since learned of other bullying oc-
currences here in Hope Town, some so
severe they limit youngsters' ability to go
outside, walk down the streets, or safely
play on the beach.
There is substantial research to show
that students who are repeatedly bullied
face serious side effects, including low
self-esteem, depression, tension and anx-
iousness, physical injuries and problems
with schoolwork.
Research also shows that bullies whose
behavior is unchecked are likely to ma-
ture into destructive, antisocial teens and
adults. One major study (Olweus, 1993) of
children who bullied found the following:
60 percent of boys who were bullies
in middle school had at least one criminal
conviction by age 24;
40 percent of boys had three or more
convictions; and
Bullies were four times as likely as

Central From Page 13

The groups' representatives were in-
vited to pick a number to determine their
order of appearance. The groups were re-
minded that the parade will start at 6:30
sharp, immediately after the opening cer-
emony scheduled for 6 p.m. Groups were
threatened to have points taken away for
tardy appearance.


non bullies to have multiple convictions.
Bullying is more widespread than we
might like to think. A U.S. survey (Nan-
sel, et al., 2001) of 15,600 students in
grades six through 10 uncovered the fol-
lowing statistics:
19 percent of students surveyed bullied
others sometimes or more often;
17 percent were bullied sometimes or
more often;
Yet, bullying is something each of us
can help prevent. First, we must recog-
nize bullying in its diverse, complex, and
sometimes unrecognized forms:
Physical bullying. This form of bully-
ing involves physical threats, hitting, bit-
ing, punching, hair pulling, or kicking.
Instead of isolating a non-athletic victim
during a game, these bullies might target
the child throw after throw. The physical
bully also might steal the victim's posses-
sions.
Racial and sexual bullying. Racist bully-
ing preys on children through racial slurs,
offensive gestures or jokes about cultural
traditions. Sexual bullying involves sexu-
ally abusive or inappropriate comments
and unwanted physical contact.
Emotional and verbal bullying. Emo-
tional bullies spread rumors or isolate or
exclude a child from activities freezing
them out of lunchroom seating arrange-
ments, ignoring them on the playground
or excluding them when birthday party
invitations are sent out. Verbal bullying
usually involves name-calling, incessant
mocking and laughing at a child's ex-
pense.
Cyberbullying. Through email, in-
stant messaging, Internet chat rooms and
camera cell phones, bullies forward and
spread hurtful images and messages that


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travel fast and reach broad circles.
Second, we must know and understand
how we can help prevent bullying. Here
are a few things each of us can do:
Establish a policy of zero tolerance for
bullying behavior and help teachers, students
and parents recognize it in every form.
Provide information and training to
educate parents, teachers, students and the
community about effective ways to stop
bullying. Here are a few helpful websites
that can help you learn more about bullying
and how to prevent it:
http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/15plus/
aboutbullying.asp
http://prevnet.ca/Home/tabid/36/De-


fault.aspx
http://www.teachsafeschools.org/
Stand by the child being bullied. The
single most important thing we can do is to
change from being a bystander to being a
person who "stands by" the youngster being
bullied. Research has shown that 85 percent
of bullying incidents are observed. And bul-
lying stops within 10 seconds 50 percent of
the time when someone intervenes.
Talk to the parents of both the bullies
and the victims. They may be unaware
that their child is involved.
Here in Hope Town it appears there are
only a few families whose children are bul-
lies. Is yours one of them? Let's all help
stop bullying when we see it happening.


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Moore's Island
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334
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Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm
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Section A


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


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Between Marsh HarbourAirport and:
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru ..........
D undas Tow n ....................... .. ....... .. .. .. $10 + $3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market ........$10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru W estern Auto ................... ......... $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town ...............$10 + $3
M urphy Tow n 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
G reat C istern .............................. .. ... $20 + $5
Spring City .................. $15 + $5
S n a ke C a y ........................................................... $ 3 5 + $ 10
Treasure C ay ............ .. .. .................... $60 + $ 10
C asuarina Point ................... ....................... $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores ........$70 + $10
Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10
C rossing R ocks .................... ..................... $100 + $10
Sandy Point ................................. $135 + $10
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore .....$ 2 each
Jib R o o m ................................. ........ ......... $ 3 e a c h
Solom on's Super Center .............. ...... ............$5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock ....................... $ 6 + $3
Governm ent Freight Dock....................... ........... $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W Auto or Nat. Insurance ................... $ 9 + $3
M other M erle 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 CayAirport and: Effective 13 Nov05
Treasure C ay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5
M ad e ira P ark ................................................ $ 14 + $ 4
G reen Turtle Cay ferry dock .....................................$8 + $4
M o x y ...................................................................... $ 1 8 + $ 5
Baham as Star farm .............................................. $24 + $5
S and B anks ........................................... $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee ................................... $44 + $10
B lack W oo d ......... ....................................... $ 18 + $ 5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town ...................................$37 + $5
C edar H arbour .......................................... $55 + $5
W o o d C a y .............................................................. $ 6 0 + $ 5
Mount Hope ...................... $65 + $5
Fox Tow n .........................$70 + $5
C row n Haven .................................. $75 + $5
M arsh HarbourAirport .............. ..................... $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour .............................$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) ..........$18 + $ 5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles ............................ $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek ............... ......... ........$35 + $5
T C Hotel to M oxey ..................... ... ........ $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
Am erican Eagle M iami ...................................... 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
A baco A ir .................. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..367-22 66
Cherokee Air C harters .........................................367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour........................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour.......................... ...........367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour.................................... 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town................................................. 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-441 1
Dive G uana....................................... ............. .......... 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ................................... ........... 365-6013

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


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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 *
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm
to or from White Sound


10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25


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 > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 4:30
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Not on Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* or holidays
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30*
Same day fare Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time

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

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour


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

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

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


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


Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
JodyAlbury ......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder...... 366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
Man-O-War
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259


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
Ahrnnian


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 +................................ 477-5497
T & A Cart Rentals.............................. 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes.............. 365-5178
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals ..................... 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts............................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ..................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749


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

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ...................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ..........................$ .....+....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..........366-0065
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's......................................... 366-3139
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ....................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar..................... 365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill ..............$$$ ............. 365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$.............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ....................................... 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts.....................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ....... 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ......... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe....... .365-4234
Rooster's Rest ....... lt, apenNights
Sundowners.................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Harbour Cafe (ferry dock) ..$.....+.....365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's ........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477

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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2008


Art show drew residents and students

Abaco Beach hosted its annual Art Festival


Edna Kemp and Sharon Dorsette recently began making shell and coconut jewelry after
attending BAIC courses in the craft. They showed an impressive selection of jewelry
pieces at this their first appearance at the art show. They said they would not have been
able to do the work if they had not taken the courses.



Chinese Immigrants Apprehended


By Jennifer Hudson
Nineteen Chinese immigrants, 12 males
and 7 females, were arrested in the Sandy
Point area by police at approximately 2.30
p.m. on January 21 after their arrival there
by plane. Following their arrest they were
handed over to Immigration officials for


further processing. Three Bahamian males
were also arrested by police in reference to
human smuggling. Investigations into these
matters are ongoing.
The illegal immigrants were transported
by plane to New Providence, then back to
where they had originated from.


Jeep Byers is a very versatile artist who is always surprising us with new styles ofpaint-
ing as he is a firm believer that it is very important for all artists to keep moving. His
first love is for his vibrant acrylics on canvas, then moving on to create his own style
of native art and now branching out into more of an abstract style.
By Jennifer Hudson ton. The pavilion was packed with art
The 11th Annual Abaco Beach Resort aficionados arriving early, eager to get
Art Festival got off to a great start on first choice on that special piece of art
February 1 with a record-breaking crowd
enjoying the preview and cocktail recep-


Hope Town Fair for the Fire Department
February 23 No Fee

Treasure Cay EMS Fund Raiser
February 23 No Fee

Barefoot Man Concert
Nippers Guana Cay March 2 No Fee


Fire fighting demonstration

raises funds


On January 16, 2008, a handing and taking over ceremony took place for the Officer in
Charge of the Abaco District from Supt. Wayne Miller to Supt. Theophilus Cunningham
in the presence of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Eugene Cartwright, Officer
in Charge of Grand Bahama & Northern Region. This took place at the police station
in Dundas Town.


By Jennifer Hudson
Supt. Theophilus Cunningham took
over as Officer in Charge of the Abaco
Police District on January 16 from Supt.
Wayne Miller. Supt. Cunningham was
previously Officer in Charge of the Con-
trol Room/ Mobile Division in New Prov-
idence and was responsible for numerous
raids and operations on New Providence.
"It is the responsibility of the Officer in
Charge of the Mobile Division to ensure
a quick response by police as it relates to
any crime being committed on the streets
of New Providence. In addition it is the


job of the Control Room to ensure that
'call takers' answer all incoming com-
plaints in a quick, courteous and profes-
sional manner and forward the calls to a
dispatcher who dispatches cars promptly
to the scene."
Supt. Cunningham's objectives and
goals for Abaco are to foster, strengthen
and promote good community policing
partnership programmes, in particular
the youth bands and cause crime within

Please see Police Page 27


The newly formed Treasure Cay Volunteer Fire Department competently showed off
their skills at a deomonstration on January 23. The event was a fund raising for pur-
chasing a tanker fire truck. Fire Chief Colin Albury directed the firemen.


By Betsy Bracey
As North Abaco's residents crowded
the Treasure Cay village parking lot, Co-
lin Albury and his volunteer fire brigade
demonstrated how quickly and effectively
they can react when fire threatens,
After successfully responding to a bush
fire at Sand Banks settlement on January
23, the brigade was at peak form on Janu-
ary 26th, impressing the onlookers with
their expertise.
The Jaws of Life equipment was also
put into action. It was very easy to imag-
ine being trapped in that mangled Volvo


and horrifying to think of it catching fire.
So when the volunteers chopped open
the roof and snapped off the door, it was
greeted with a round of applause.
The only piece of equipment missing
from the Treasure Cay Emergency Ser-
vices Organization's Fire Department is a
3000-gallon tanker truck. We are now one
step closer to being able to purchase that
through the efforts of many ladies who
provided a wonderful Bahamian-style
lunch and a table groaning with sweets.

Please see North Page 14


Abaco has new police chief


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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian


Art and craft show drew crowds


Art Show From Page 1
or just browse and socialise. Whatever the
goal, everyone seemed to thoroughly en-
joy the evening and felt that the show was
well organised with a good variety of work
displayed. Vocal and guitar selections by
Estin Sawyer added an air of festivity and,
much to the delight of many, this year the
Junkanoo parade had been discontinued.
This year the festival took on more of
the aspect of an Art and Craft show as,
in addition to the canvas art almost half
of the floor space was dedicated to crafts,
particularly jewelry. The pavilion was well
laid out and a programme for each patron
gave not only a list of all of the exhibitors


on the back page but also a useful plan of
the entire pavilion in the centrefold show-
ing the location of each artist which was
very helpful.
Several of the familiar faces were miss-
ing this year and there were not as many
participants from Nassau and Freeport.
But it is always good to see new faces and
styles, and fortunately this year there were
several new artists to step into the breach.
This is the second year that the festival
has hosted an art competition for school-
children and about 30 entries were re-
ceived from schools throughout Abaco.
The prize winners were announced at 7:30
p.m. and the talented winners were Chel-
sea Charlton in first place, a grade 10 stu-


dent at Agape School, for her still life of
a vase of flowers; Ivanna Gaitor of Abaco
Central High School in second place with a
beach scene; and Hilary Roberts of Agape
School in third place with another beach
scene. Several students received honour-
able mention.
Several of the well established artists
whom we look forward to seeing each
year surprised us yet again with new styles
added to those for which they are already
well known.
Albury's Designs This year artist So-
nya Weatherford and her master wood-
worker father, Andy Albury, teamed up to
share the first booth inside the door. So-
nya displayed her artwork and note cards


depicting scenes of nature alongside her
father's famous half boat models. Andy is
the son of Emerson Albury of Man-O-War
Cay and has carried on his father's strong
and beautiful way of putting wood together
to create boat models and rocking chairs.
Bob Zwickel first began painting in wa-
ter colour but soon branched out into bold
acrylics, then oils and now pastels. His
latest artwork demonstrates a softer, more
intimate style as depicted in such scenes as
the two young girls on a swing with arms
entwined and a couple walking along a de-
serted beach.

Please see Art Show Page 4


Kaitlynd Zimmer is an up and coming young artist who paints on Elbow Cay. She spe-
cialises in oil paintings of island and fish motifs. She was excited at this her first time
showing at the Abaco Beach Art Festival. Attila Feszt is a graphic artist who also lives in
Hope Town and provides arit for Abaco T Shirts.


Zyandric Jones is a young artist with vision beyond his years. His charcoal portraits
of interesting faces are truly amazing in their intensity and detail. Zyandric always se-
lects subjects with features that tell a story of struggle or suffering and looking at these
portraits is as if one can see right into the soul of the person. Occasionally Zyandric
branches out to paint sea life as that is more popular with the tourists.


Abaco Real Estate Agency

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


Guana Cay
Fully furnished
*' v4U r' with full kitchen
airconditioning
LIand linens.
ExdclusiveListing
MLS#1103
"Coconut ITme" is a newly constructed "Island
Style" private home located near Boat Harbour
just North of Guana Cay Settlement. Now
includes new 1 Bed. IBath apartment downstairs.
$615,000 Gmssoach
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.

Guana Cay

Dolphin Beach
Estates
Lot #28
Exclusive Listing
MLS# 1102
Ihis Deaufful eevated wo'eifort 'esiden-ial lot
Ti 28 Is located in Dolonin -eqc tEstates be-weel
DocSicoers and G,-abbers restau-ants aio very
close to -he settlement-
$395,000
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Jeens Creek
eJoe's Creek is
about 14 miles
North of Marsh
Harbour
Exccluive Listing
MLS # 1100

Interior Lots 20. 12 & 13 are oversized interior
lots priced to sell. All 3 lots approx, 100' wide
by 180' deep ( 8,000 sq. ft).
$37,100D2 Gns,
Purchaser Pays 112 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.


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


MIL S# 1039
Sea ofAbaco Lot # 35 in beautiful Orchid Bay
on Guana Cay Offers (36,700+ Sq. Ft) on the
Sea-of-Abaco waterfront
$595,00
Purchaser Pays 1/2 SlampTax& Own Legal Fees.

Eastern Shores
Perfectly located
directly on the
Sea of Abaco
Excflrive Liting
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 Paya 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Guana Cay
Perfect property
for a private
estate or family
retreat
Excluive Listing
MLS # 1097
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' ax& Own Legal Fees.


Goana Cay
F7New Price" 10,400 + sq. ft
residential
P building site
ExclAuive Listing
MI. # 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 !!J
$99,000(r
Purchaser Pays 1/2 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.

Guana Ca y Home& &Apatment
'New Price' Atlantic Ocean
views from
second floor

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
Exclusive Listing
MLS #1028

5 acre tract next to Sandy Point
airport. 280' wide by 770' deep.

$125,000
Purchaser Pays 12 Stamp Tax & Own Legal Fees.


Joe's Creek

Each parcel has
100 feet of
beautiful beach,
ExcdsiveLirting
SMLS# 1099
Two (2) side-by-side beautiful beahfront parcels
in Joe's Creek subdivision which adjoins Leisure
Lee.
$1.50S,000 h Gerss
Purchaser Pays 1I2 Stamp Tax& Own Legal Fees.


Sea Shore Villas Harbour View Haven Sunrise Cottage





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


February 15, 2008







February 15, 2008 The Abaconian


Section B Page 3


Properties Local Knowledge

of the Abaco MLS... another reason to list with us.


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


GUANA CAY #4081 GUANA CAY #3001
ART CAFE WATERFRONT overlooking the lovely GUANA BEACH HOUSE QUAINT beach house, 2
harbour of Guana Cay. Lends itself to commercial/ bedrooms I bath on stunning sandy beach with 60'
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


.. NEW PRIICE
LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785
MANGROLA SEA VIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 WILL'S PLACE 2 bed 2 bath home.
bed 3 bath, close to Marsh Harbour and Hope Vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen. 1,472
Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $690,000. sq. ft. including deck.Community dock.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 $485,000.


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.
~Ie. iS Chre ne r(bFSthhrvsenalt., rcom 12A .m .5046


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


NEW PRICE
MARSH HARBOUR #4136 MARSH HARBOUR #3467
CASASERENA-CANALFRONT 2 bed 2 bathhome ABACO HOUSE BEACHFRONT VILLAS
and a self sufficient I bedroom, I bath apartment. spacious, fully air-conditioned 3 bed 2 bath.
Great views. Dock access. $1,499,000. Great views from wide verandahs. $795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


HIGH RUCKS #3248
VILLA ESPANOLA 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


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


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


TILLOO CAY #3792
ONE ACRE WATERFRONT Great elevation.
Room for a protected dock with good water
depth. $350,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


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


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


TREASURE CAY #4197
SERENDIPITY 3 bed 3 bath newly built home
leads to I 10ft. of beach frontage. Spectacular
location. Absoultely trunkey. $1,150,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046


TREASURE CAY
CROSSWINDS SEA
sq. ft. furnished far
central A/C, gener
Stan.Sawyer@Sothe
242.577.0298


Kerry Sullivan
t 242.366.0163


#2516 TREASURE CAY #3079
VIEWS 4 bed 3 bath 2,800 SAND BANKS HBR- WATERFRONT prime dev-
mily home with apartment, elopment. 4 acres, four 2 bed 2 bath cottages,
rator. $820,000. pool. Marina/fishing lodge potential. $650,000.
!bysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com








Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury
t. 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t 242.577.0298 t 242.367.504


NEW LISTING NEW LISTING
TREASURE CAY #4147 TREASURE CAY #4203
GOLF COURSE LOT #1 offering 18,000 sq. ft. of SAND BANKS WATERFRONT 2 large commercial
land. Spectacular views from the 14th. green. waterfront to highway lots. Recently surveyed.
Outstanding home site. $106,800. Priced to sell. $95,000. each
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298

LOTS & ACREAGE
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND NEWPRICE #3351 LOT 58, BLOCK I I, SUBDIVISION I $17,400.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298
GREEN TURTLE CAY #303 I Coco BAY LOT $650,000.
Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298


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CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3






Page 4 Section B The Abaconian


Local and foreign artists offered variety


which she has displayed her new abstract
paintings as well as a new line of Barefoot
Contessa journals.
Michael Adams is a painter and sculp-

muIB~l~l


Art Show From Page 2
Brigitte Bowyer Carey is a prolific
painter whose love is painting landscapes
and seascapes. Her unusual wet on wet wa-
ter colour technique gives her paintings an
ethereal aspect and she had many on dis-
play.
Colette Rolle is known for several dif-
ferent styles of art work but this year this
talented lady added coconut shell jewelry
and handbags to her offerings. She has also
branched out to publish a small cookbook
entitled Bahamian Kitchen which is "a
small collection of Bahamian recipes plus
an amusing abbreviated look at Bahamian
slang and words of wisdom."
Jo-Ann Bradley, in addition to her oil
paintings of local scenery, was showing
two paintings of plant life which she has
recently branched out into. Pastel portraits
are also her forte along with the use of sea
shells as a background for her artwork.
Kimberly Sturrup Roberts once again
showed a varied selection of fabric col-
lages, mixed media and silk paintings. Her
latest creations are mini fish hanging quilts
and framed Fabric Fritters.
Lillian Cash displayed a large selection
of straw bags which she designs and crafts.
Linda Wiltfang displayed an eclectic
collection of hand crafted jewelry which
incorporated contemporary glass beads as
well as some very unusual and attractive
antique pieces. Her fused glass Junkanoo
pins were fun and popular.
Marjolein Scott, whose name is syn-
onymous with whimsical silk paintings
of island life and bold depictions of na-
tive people, has been encouraged by art-
ist friend Bob Zwickel to branch out into
abstract designs. This was the first show at


Asle of PSalm neatyaom


Palm Realty
Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
Phone 367-0080
eHope Town 1374- Best priced sandy beach
lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and
ready for building.
Little Harbour 1335 Spacious 2/2 cottage
on large hillside lot, great ocean views.
Maria Silvester, BRI The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent
Phone 367-0080 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
Rhiannon Thomas high dune, endless views. Great rental
Phone 365-5003 history.
Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on
lovely landscaped lot. Centrally located.
$206,000
Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana
Cay with beach access just steps away.
Giselle Mclntosh $439,000
Phone 365-4655 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot
with great views. Short walk to beach.
White Sound Two adjacent beach lots
with 150' of beachfront and 100 ft. private
dock on White Sound.
Junior Mernard Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near
Phone 366-0361 the entrance of this new subdivision just
outside the settlement of Cherokee.
Casuarina Point home 1439- 2/2 home
on large landscaped lot. Dock approval
in place.
Kristin Williams Bahama Palm Shores A large selection
Phone 367-0080 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.
Nikhil Shah Royal Harbour waterfront lots Two water-
Phone 367-0080 front lots, both offering great dockage.


Fax: 242-367-0081
email: brent@aisleofpalmrealtycom
website : wwwaisleofpalmrealty.com


Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only
3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonder-
ful kitchen, double patio, huge master bath.
A must see unit.
Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2
home on large landscaped lot with pool
and spacious decking and patio, central
a/c, central location.
Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k
Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels,
along with 2/2 and 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.
Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great invest-
ment in a newly built triplex. Excellent
rentals
Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast
growing community
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

Aisle of Palm Realty
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tor who resides on Guana Cay. He is most
known for his bronze sculptures, some of
which are very large. This was his first time
showing at the festival and was displaying
some smaller limited edition sculptures
mounted on a granite base. In addition to
his sculptures his booth was colorfully en-
hanced with several small paintings. All of
his paintings are done with molding paste
and a knife. "I like the thickness and tex-
ture as it is similar to sculpture," he stated.
He adds a brilliant wash of colour to many
of these pieces.
Nancy Angstadt has, for years, divid-
ed her time between Marsh Harbour and
Pennsylvania but has now been able to re-
tire to Marsh Harbour where she pursues
her true avocation-- art specializing in
peaceful beach scenes and flowers.
Rhonda Pearce has developed her love
of photography into a great art and displays
all the beauty of nature, especially the sea
shore in her prints and note cards.
Susan Parotti, although she has been
painting for years, was displaying her work
at the art show for the first time as retire-
ment has now provided her with time for
her art. She specializes in oils and acrylics
and had some striking large scale pieces of


the Bahama parrot on display plus several
other colorful pieces.
Timothy Higgs's incredible underwater
photography caught one's eye immediately
upon entering the pavilion. These amazing
photographs are the result of Tim's desire
to capture and share the magnificent beau-
ty of God's creation beneath the seas as a
result of his interesting work as a scuba
diver. His 8-year-old daughter, Rebekah,
is following in her father's footsteps and
for the second year in a row sold some of
her photography at the show.
Tonia Van Mill again displayed her
striking original oils of underwater and
beach scenes and this year showed her
diversity by adding some one-of-a-kind
quilted jackets.
Tuppy Weatherford is well known for
her stunning photography of Bahamian
parrots which she has in her garden on
Man-O-War Cay, but she also captures
the beauty of flowers and porpoises among
other subjects. Tuppy is the owner of Blue
Sky Gallery and also displayed a selection
of work from the gallery.
A giant blue-spotted orange curly tail

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Colyn Rees is a well known photographer,
famous for his extraordinary black and
white photographs of the entire Bahamas
dating back to the 1940s. His booth, as
usual, was crowded with people eager to
get a glimpse of and purchase a piece of
Bahamian history in pictures.


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Section B Page 5


Art Show From Page 4

lizard looked down upon the proceedings
from its vantage point up above everyone's
heads at one end of the pavilion. This was
the handiwork of Larry Wilson, an artist
who dabbles in all types of art but specialis-
es in sand sculptures and what he calls "big
stuff." This 11-foot by four and a half-foot
creation normally lives above the bar at
Curly Tails Restaurant, having been com-
missioned by the restaurant owners. But for
the duration of the show it was transported
to a place of honour looking down on all
who attended to enjoy the event.
Wines served during the cocktail pre-
view were sponsored by Burns House and
featured wines that were being offered on
special at A and K Liquor Store in Marsh
Harbour and Spanky's in Treasure Cay.
Tasty hors d'oeuvres selections were of-
fered to patrons throughout the evening by
the Abaco Beach Resort.
The Art Festival was open on the Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. which enabled a
large number of persons to browse and pur-
chase art work. The artists were extremely
pleased with the large numbers that visited
the show this year and the amount of sales
made.


Abaco's artists exceed


expectations in Nassau art show


Three Abaco artists recently showed their work at the Doongalik Gallery on Paradise
Island as guests of Pamela and Jackson Burnside. Shown here are Jeep Byers, Marjolein
Scott, Mr. Burnside and Robert Zwickel.
The team of three individual, diversified tic director, is quoted as saying. "We are
artists: Marjolein Scott, Jeep Byers and honored to have hosted the Show Opening
Robert Zwickel, received much acclaim in of these three exceptional Abaco artists at
their successful showing at Doongalik Gal- the Doongalik Gallery on Paradise Island.
lery in Nassau's Marina Village. "The reaction of our guests and visitors at
Pamela Burnside, manager and artis- the event was extremely positive. Many of


the visitors were absolutely thrilled to actu-
ally meet the artists, have them sign their
purchased pieces and have a photograph to
take back with them! These shows continue
to reinforce the fact that we have an abun-
dance of talent in the country which must
continue to be used to expose our amazing
artwork to the world."
Each of these talented artists represents
techniques learned from worldwide travel
and experience in their field and displays
their latest works in a wide variety of me-
dia.
Opening night was well attended. A
warm, friendly atmosphere prevailed as
interested art aficionados were served fine
wines by Butler & Sands, soft Bahamian
music and interesting conversations with
the artists and the host and hostess, Pamela
and Jackson Burnside.
True Colors will combine their talents
in a collaborative effort to bring new and
exciting visual presentations to their next
show.


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News of the Cays


Guana Cay
Barefoot Concert slated
for March 2nd
The annual event at Nippers on Guana
Cay draws nearly 2,000 merry makers,
some coming from far away as the UK and
Hawaii. This year marks the seventh con-
cert and it's expected that Guana Cay will
be near overflow.
Local Bahamian singer Stone McEwan
will be warming up the crowd, followed
by The Barefoot Man and his back up crew
Sea n B.
Barefoot music is best described like a
tropical drink concoction a bit of Calyp-
so, reggae and country mixed with lots of
island rhythms and garnished with a huge
dose of humor. George Nowak, Barefoot
Man, has been hanging out on the Abaco


cays for over three decades. His daugh-
ter Dawn and her family reside on Green
Turtle Cay.
The Barefoot Man has recorded 26 al-
bums in his career and many of them are
popular items at gift shops throughout
Abaco and Nassau, especially his CD en-
titled In The Bahamas which includes such
popular cuts as Hope Town Ferry, Laying
Low in Abaco, The Nippers Song and, of
course, the very popular Conched Out at
the Conch Inn.
The event has proven so popular that
Nippers' owner Johnny Roberts has planned
an additional concert for July 22nd.
Guana Cay Meeting
Drew a Large Crowd
By Samantha V. Evans
On January 28th Mr. Cephas Cooper
along with representatives from BEC,


BTC, the Port Authority, and Environmen-
tal Health traveled to Great Guana Cay for
a Town Meeting held at the schoolhouse.
The purpose of the meeting was to hear the
concerns and complaints of the residents.
This is the first meeting in a long time
that has been held so the residents were
very appreciative of it. The meeting was
organized by Mr. Glen Laing, the Guana
Cay Councillor on the Hope Town District
Council who has been fighting to get the
concerns of the residents heard by the au-
thorities on Local Government but to no
avail. The meeting was chaired by Jeremy
Sweeting, Chief Councillor.
Mr. Cooper began the meeting by tell-
ing the residents that if they do not have the
answers to their questions tonight that they
will get them for them because he brought
a good team of people along with him. He
realizes that they may need an audience


with other persons who he promised to
bring with him at the next Council meeting.
Mr. Wensil Jones, new manager for BEC,
told them that he is new on the island, but
he took a few of his team members with
him who are more familiar with the cay
than he is. However, he did tell them that
he was shown the lighting issues when the
group arrived at the dock and various key
areas of the island that they toured on ar-
rival. He promised them that these matters
will be addressed as soon as tomorrow.
Ms. Arlene Clarke, Manager of BTC
Abaco, recalled her first visit to the cay
when she helped to improve their phone
and radio service which she was happy
to do. They are presently addressing the
phone matter and hopes that a speedy reso-
lution will be found.
Please see Cays Page 8


Mermaid Reef Villas


A large number of Guana Cay residents attended a Town Meeting held in the school on
January 28. The residents voiced many problems and were appreciative of Administrator
Cephas Cooper and other government officials who listened and in many cases were able
to assure them that action would happen.


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Casa Jewel Turtle Rocks
Ref #: 3518
Price: $752,000
Im 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
dept. and service area. Also included is vacant lot next to station.


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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 W
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.

Vacant Lots Available
Ref# 3339 Treasure Cay 9000 sqft. golf course lot with utilities
$45,000 Contact June Russell
Lots on Lubbers Quarters ranging from $70,000 $180,000
Contact Patti Love
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$59,500 Contact Tune Russell

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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 $900,000 + 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 bedrom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra feathures.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Marina view, 1 bed / 1 bath upstairs good
rental potential $220,150 FGS
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $351,000 FGS

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 9 2 bath home
S+ 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 4 Downstaris end unit 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redone, 12' wide slip
EXC. $468,000 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
tennis
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
2 bed / 2 bath newly renovated, fully fur-
nished end unit includes 2 garages for
car and golf cart along with a jeep and a
golf cart. Never rented. MUST SEE! Priced
to sell $775,432 + 71V2%
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath 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 utility/ workshop
area. Included with its own entrance is a
private 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with
an open living/ dining/ kitchen with its own
deck.Many features. MUST SEE.
$2,220,000 FGS


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


GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/ car storage MUST SELL
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER EXC $790,000
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$2,525,000 + 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 $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/ dining/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storeyCBS building,
each level has 2 JJ- ents with 2 bed,
1 bath, living/di\ Great rental
investment. ML rEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS

VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
Canal Front Beginning at $325,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $360,000 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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More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 6

Capt. Cyril Roker of the Port Authority
stated that he has a great concern that he
sees growing on this cay. He stated that
many persons are building docks and put-
ting in moorings without permission from
his department. He stated that they will be
torn down by his department without any
prior notice because they are illegal con-
structions. He encouraged Great Guana
Cay residents to comply with the laws of
this land. He is unclear about what Nassau


will do to address such problems, but his
office will take strict measures to ensure
that the laws are upheld.
Also accompanying the group was Ve-
ronica Curry, representative for Environ-
mental Health.
The residents and second home owners
had many concerns that they wanted the
panel to address. Some of them included
lack of lighting on the government dock,
illegal building of docks at various points
on the cay, securing BEC transformers, in-
stalling new poles to alleviate low hanging


Mr. Mark Mason, the new owner of Elbow Cay Estates, gave a generous donation to the
Elbow Cay Community Development Association. Accepting the check on behalf of the
Association were Junior Mernard, President and Franklin Knowles, Treasurer. Shown
here are Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Mr.
Mason, Mr. Mernard and Mr. Knowles.


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Batelco and Cable Bahamas lines, improv-
ing the lighting on the island, regulating
electric bills, ensuring that their bills are
mailed out on time so that they can be re-
ceived, receiving reimbursement for ser-
vices not received or wrong billing, BEC
and BTC not cleaning up after their work,
not replacing faulty cables, not providing
proper phone service on the island, lack of
adequate response to service problems and
queries, the need for a proper dump, the
need for bathroom facilities for tourists to
use, addressing the fly and mosquito prob-
lem immediately, regulating foreign char-
ter boats, investigating the reckless driving
of ferry drivers, raising standards and re-
quirements for persons to obtain captain's
license and the stopping the illegal docking
of boats on the cay.
The residents told Mr. Cooper that they
are in desperate need of a clinic. The last
time the doctor came to the cay was in
June of last year and the nurse came last
week, the first time since November of
last year. This is unacceptable and needs
to be addressed right away. They are fear-
ful of what will happen if this neglect con-


tinues. Additionally, they are in need of a
police officer to man the police station that
is presently empty. Mr. Cooper told them
that he has noted all of their concerns and
assured them that some of them can be ad-
dressed immediately while others will take
longer time. But they will all be addressed.
He reminded them that about $26,000 from
capital funds is available and their MP's
money has been allotted which can be used
to address some of these problems in the
community.
Some of the residents are concerned that
Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town can get
over $100,000 for road work while they
are only getting a few dollars to address
their many concerns and problems. They
see this as being very unfair and demeaning
to the residents of Great Guana Cay who
also deserve to live in comfort. Mr. Cooper
suggested that they petition the Minister of
Local Government so that he can address
these matters. Other residents had concerns
about the amount of land the government is
selling away to foreigners who continue to

Please see Cays Page 9


Ph: 242-367-3231
Fax: 242-367-3233
Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour ..

PerryThomas
Lofty Fig Villas This 1.5 acre property located directly across from
Mangoes Restaurant in the heart
of the water front restaurant
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
I 0'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 apart-
ment units that are fully furnished
with central air conditioning. Sits
on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped.
All units are rented. RECUDED
$291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant business.
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 ral A/C and
n ther unit has
ownA/C unit in the bedroom.
Building sits on lot 131 x 90 prop-
erty, 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 UNDER CONTRA ross 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 I 44, 112. These lots are priced individually.
Lot # I 1 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross
Lot # 112 20,485 sf $175,000 gross
One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size
131 x 110 (14,410 sf)$32eS
For sale 15 acr -ar iat 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


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February 15, 2008


The Abaconian


Section B Page 9


More News of the Cays


Agencies expected to attend the next coun- a raffle as well as the ever popular hermit alike are the original Fire Rescue merchan-
Scil meeting are the officer in charge of the crab races. A silent auction will be held dise items for sale such as T-shirts, ball
break the laws of this country. Ministry of Health Abaco office, the Royal throughout the day as well as an upscale caps, and Tervis tumblers that make great
Mr. Cooper assured the residents that Bahamas Police Force and Road Traffic. A live auction that will feature such items as souvenirs and gifts.
he will get answers for the questions they meeting will be held once per quarter. large model ships, antique coins, artwork, All proceeds from the fair will go to-
have raised that were out of his jurisdic- jewellery, decorator items and even a large wards the completion of the new fire sta-
tion to answer. He also assured them that Hope Tow n brass cannon. tion in Hope Town settlement.
he has implemented a verification process Hope Town Fair Promises The public will get the opportunity to Hope Town Residents
to hold persons accountable for work be- Fun for WholeFamil view rescue equipment, the BASRA boat Oppose Foreign Investment
ing paid for by Local Government. Due to t and fire engines up close and watch the By Samantha V. Evans
their concerns expressed that night, he will One of By Justn Noce demonstrations by members of Hope Town There has been so much distorted infor-
ask the same of their District Councilor as bow ca the mual Hope Town Fair will Fire & Rescue. Last year this included a nation printed in the Nassau-based Tribune
well. They were all pleased with this de- ,surprise visit by a US Coast Guard heh-
well. They were all pleased with this de- be held this year on February 23rd. Tak- surprise visit by a US Coast Guard heli- and spread by residents of Hope Town
cision made by Administrator Cooper be- plae a d te o i a t copter which thrilled the crowd as it made about the sale of Elbow Cay Estates that
cause they believe that too many persons several low passes and hovered over the
are being paid by Local Government for Park, this family fn day includes music, harbour. Please see Cays Page 10
work that they are not doing. The three food, games for everyone, adult beverages, Always popular with locals and visitors

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sales Team of
Ed & Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker
Pr
TREASURE CA~
Restaurant ForSale # 78 l-Fully equipped &furnished 2,818
s/f restaurant atTreasure Cay highway intersection. Seating
capacity ofapprox. 70, Great cation, $517,000,
"Aryll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4 bed,
5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6 landscaped
acres with 153' beaclhronL Includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
"Tradewinds" # 589 Luxurious 4 bed, 3.5 bath furnished
beachfront home, plus separate 3 bed, 3 bath ocean view guest
house. Superior desigil & finishes. Total I acre $4,575,000.
"Tridefl House" # 317- Superb 3 bedrom, 3, bath rully
fumished,3,500s/f beachfront home, NOW $2,699,000.
"FinalApproeac"# 601 Recently renovated, fumished
canal front2 storey, 5,500 sf 6 bedroom,4.5 bath prvatehome
on large property, 100' private dock, 4 ar garage $2,625,000.
"Fish Tales"# 808- Elegant 3 bed, 3 bath furnished canal
fronLhome, 3,430 s/funderroofon 15,493 s/f landscaped
parcel. 90' deep water frontage& dock, $1,850,000.
"Porter Place". Brigandine Bay # 868 -Newly constructed,
furnished 3 bed, 3 bath canalfonthome3 3,040 s/f under roof,
double garage, 165' ofdockage, newboat ift. $1,600,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay # 745-3 bed, 2 bath single storey,
1,550 s/f canal front home, furnished, elevated landscaped lot
carport& garage, deep water dock with boat lift $985,000.
"The Cottages" # 535 -New 3 bed, 2 bath beachfront
cottages, 1,300 s/fliving space on main level, plus 970 s/f
lower level. Superior conrstructionfinishes, lhoa $850,000.
Treasure Cy House Near Beach # 492- 3 bed, 3 bath
1,276 s/f furnished home, recently renovated. $450,000.
"Homne, Sweet Hion" # 784 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,40 s/f
furnished home on 13,5003Sflot, close to beach. Adjoining lot
also available. $268,000.
Royal Poinciana Sachfront 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 covercd/open balconies/porches. $2,075,000.
Atlantis Ctndo 2112 # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f2 Ievel
furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal, great water
views, includes 2 large boat slips. Beach nearby. $865,000.
RoyalPolneiana#2612- # 972- 3 bed, 3 bath. 2nd level
furnishedbeachfrontcondo, fully renovated & re-furbished in
2000. Golfeartgarage, Great sea & beach views. $865,000.
"Haluard Quay" # 827 Superior3 & 4 bed 1,568 s/f &
210S s/rwaterfont condos, gated community, 15 beam dock
slip, private garage Pr-construction pricing from $603,000,
Atlantis Condo #2209 770 -Elegantly firishd,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 waterfant unit, Includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key". Near Treasure Cay Beach $499,950.
Atlantis Condo #2203- # 1000 -2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. Ovrlooks Brigantine Bay,Near beach $499,950.
Taure e Landing # 600- Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,300 s/f, furnished luxury condos, close to beach, marina.
Superior finishes. Financing Available $495,000.


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ABACO ESTATE SERVICES
REAL ESTATE SALES VACATION RENTALS
ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abal
TREASURE CAY
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/f 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished villa, Community pool, near marina & golf course 2
minte walk toTreasure Cay Beach $399,000,
IMariner's Cove Condominiums
# 959- 2 bed I bath, 2 level furnished unit, overlooks marina,
includes fill 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 and unit. Refurbished in 2000 $28,500.
# 928 -2 bd, 1 th, 2 level, overlooking harbour $279,000.
# 655-2 bed, 1 bathwith marina view $274,000.
# 455-1 bed, 1 bath, groundlevel, poolside $185,900,
Beachfrtolt Parel # 870 Exceptional 1.58 acres on Ocean
Blvd. 147' beachfrontage. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & sea views. $1,600,000-
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876- 1.5 acres with 100'
of bach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beah. All
utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea iews. $1,510,000.
Beach Lot # 654 Prime elevated 12,800 s/fparcel, 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove, Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
BeachfrontLot#705 -Choice 12,281 s/f elevated parcel on
Treasure Cay Beach. 95' beach frontage. All tilities available.
Sensational seaviews. $1,385,550.
Beach & CanalLutPackage #941- Windward Beach lot with
100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot
with approx. 76' ofsea-walled canal frontage $1,326,000.
IVidwardBeach # 999- 12,750 s/fBeachfront parcel with
85' of frontage on Sea efAbaco. All utilities available, great
building site. $845,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel directly
on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly installed sea
wall All utilities available, $482,000.
Brigantine By # 841 1l,201 s/f cleared canal lot 80' water
bulkhead. All utilities available. Dock pilings. $458,000.
Galleon Bays #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
entranceto Treasure Cay Marina, 90' newly installed sea
wall. Cleared, all utilities available. $28o000.
Flamingo Drive Lot 66 #-55 8 Large lot oj quit cul-de-sac, all
utilities available. Ideal horne building site. $66,000.
ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY
Oceanpiew t # 2 # 727 Spectacular 1. 1 acre elevatedparcel
overlooking 18th hole, Magnificentviews $2,395,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
Sea ofAhaeoLotQl # 845- 25,658 s/f lot, 172' waterfrontage
in quiet cove, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches. $559,000.


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GREAT T CISTERN CAY
"Foradtse 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 IARSBOUR
Waterfront Property #347 -2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280'
waterfrontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little
Harbour, large protected caVe Reduced to $608,000.
LSINURE 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' dok, Underground utilities, Near beach $776,000.
Residential Parcels
# 823 10,708 s/fcanal lotw/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- 10,400s/f elevatedcanal lotw/04' frontage $265000.
# 597- 11,242s/f canal lotw/l 71seawall, seaview $265,000.
#904- 16,345 s/f w/I08' water frontage, sea view $1 9,950.
# 811 10,400 s/f sea view comer lot, near beach $107,000
# 998- 13,459 s/f canal view corner lot, near beach $ 96,500.
# 567 2,139acres on highway near Leisure Lee $149,700.
GUANA CAY
Atlantic OeaanftntParcel #746 Approx. 1 acre residential
parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid Bay community,
great ocean views. $395,000,
Dolphln Beach Estates # 843 Atantic Ocean View, 17,500 s/f
lot # 121. All utilities installed. Includes house plans for4,350 s/f
under roofclevated home. Close to beach. Radnpd $212,000.
MARSHHARBOUR
GreatAbdeo Club, CardafrontHose #637 -Elegantly
furnished 4 bed, 4 bath, 2,800 s/fhome. State-of-the-art kitchen.
Canal-side pool/patio, 42' deep water frontage $2,185,000.
Great Abaco Club, Sea View Lot # 493 7,750 s/f, Sea of
Abapo views, finger dock for 25' vessel, gated community, all
utilities available. Use of resort amenities. Reduced $279,000.
GREEN TURTLE C Y
"Beau Solei"t, White Sound# 662 Beamtiful 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.
"Iigh Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel
on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea ofAbaco, Dock access
On both Sea of Abaco and White Sound Harbour. $725,000.
BAHAMA PALMS IORES
BechA Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100' beach
r'ontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available. [deal site for
permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inlad Lot- Near Beach (Refl 756) Large 13,000 s/ lot near
white sandy Atlantic Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good
road access $38,000,
LONG BEACF, SOUTHABACO
Ocean View Residenial 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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Cays From Page 9
land owner Mark Mason arranged to have
a town meeting, that was organized by the
Hope Town District Council to address the
concerns of the residents. This meeting was
held on January 29th. at St. James Methodist
Church. The church was packed to capacity
and the crowd spilled to the outside. Pres-
ent for the meeting was Mr. Cephas Cooper,
Central Abaco Senior Administrator and the
Hope Town Council members.
Chairing the meeting was Mr. Jeremy
Sweeting, Chief Councillor. Before Mr.
Mason took the floor, Mr. Cooper ad-
dressed the crowd telling them that there
are no development plans on the desk of
the prime minister for Elbow Cay Estates.


In spite of what was written in the Tribune,
the government does not need to seek their
permission before approving a develop-
ment. However, they will hear their con-
cerns and address their questions before
making their decision. Mr. Cooper encour-
aged the locals to not give into rumors be-
cause it is as a result of rumors rather than
facts that Mr. Mason has had to come to
the meeting that night.
Mr. Mason, a native of South Carolina,
was introduced to the island of Hope Town
in 2004. In 2005 the Elbow Cay property
was listed for sale by Damianos Realty.
Mr. Mason has been a lawyer in Charles-
ton, South Carolina for 23 years so is quite
aware of the legalities that go into the sale
of land. He assured the locals that once he


Mr. Mason has begun clearing the roadsides in the Elbow Cay
Estates subdivision. He will push through the other roads ap-
proved for the subdivision.


decided to purchase the property that it was
done legally from start to finish. He hired


a local lawyer to handle
his affairs. It was not
until September 4th,
2007, that he and his
two partners were given
permission to purchase
the property.
The property on
Elbow Cay was pur-
chased by an American
team from a Canadian
and after paying all
of the back taxes and
other fees in arrears,
the property was paid


Please see Cays Page 11


St. James Methodist Church was packed with some not able to get in the building for a
meeting with Mr. Mark Mason, who recently bought a 14-acre subdivision near Hope
Town. Rumors had spread about a resort, condos and other misinformation. Mr. Mason
explained that the subdivision had been formed in the 1960s and that only single family
residences would be allowed. An architectural review board will see that the buildings
are in keeping with Family Island styles.


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Mrs. Lenora Black, seated, center, District Superintendent of Education for Abaco, is
shown flanked by Kent State University professors Dr. Autumn Tooms, left, and Dr.
Nancy Padak, right. Standing behind are primary school principals from Abaco who were
fortunate to attend an exciting seminar at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. The
theme was The Principals' Essential Guide to Literacy in the Elementary Classroom. The
two professors reviewed and suggested methods the administrators could employ to add
literacy activities to their school classrooms as a means of raising reading, fluency and
comprehension rates. The seminar was made possible by the District Superintendent's
initiative and the Ministry of Education's support.


FOREST HEIGHTS ACADEMY

ENTRANCE EXAM FOR SEPT. 2008

March 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Please note that the Math and English entrance exam for all new Forest Heights
Academy students has been scheduled for March 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM 11:30 AM.
All prospective students must sit the entrance examination. Students should bring
a pencil and lined paper. Registration for Grade 7 students is now taking place,
and there are a limited number of spaces available in other grades.

If you have any questions or need an application packet please do not hesitate to
call the administrative office at 367-3539 during normal business hours.




2nd Annual
Stede Bonnet Hill

Boxcar Derby
April 12th, 2008

Individual entry
fee $25.00 Registration Sat 930 am











Peewee, Junior and Adult divisions
Slalom & Downhill events
Booth rentals available
Contact Liann Key Kaighin 357-6535
All proceeds to benefit Every Child Counts school.


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More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 10
in full on January 11th, 2008. The prop-
erty in question has 53 subdivided lots that
was sold like this many years ago to the
Canadian who did nothing with it. Now
that Mr. Mason has purchased it, (as is),
the locals are ready to tear him apart. Mr.
Mason stated that he believes that when
the locals saw the roads being properly
marked as were divided by the Ministry of
Works from 1967, they became concerned
and that is when the rumors began. He told
them that the markers that he was using
to cut the road way were put there by the


Ministry of Works so he was just making
them more visible.
The facts as far as the purchase of this
property goes are as follows:
There will be no condos.
The lots are platted for sale to locals
and foreigners. However, the houses must
meet the architectural review design of
Hope Town. He wants the homes to be
something that Hope Town residents will
be pleased with.
They have no work permits and he has
no intention of bringing in foreign work-
ers to the island. He will use local work-
ers to build the "spec" houses which will
set the tone for the rest of the houses to


Mrs. Suzi Fox, Director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch program in Bradenton,
Florida, treated Hope Town Primary School students to a talk on sea turtle protection
and then presented the school with a set of Suzanne Tate nature books. She encouraged
the students to keep the beaches free of trash and especially plastic garbage bags that
turtle often mistake as theirfavorite food, jelly fish. Discarded monofilament fishing line
is another danger to all sea creatures as it can become wrapped around legs, flippers,
fins or wings of animals.


The Second Annual


Pirates Ball


Best Pirate
Costume
$200


Best Wench
Costume
$200


Souvenir mug with free "Scurvy Brew"
Free buffet for the first 200 people


Music by High Tide from Nassau
March 15th, 2008, at 7 pm
At Snappa's Grill n Chill
Only $50 per person
Proceeds will go to "Toys-for-Tots"


come. He wants some of the lots to remain
reasonably priced (around $100,000) and
so far many residents have expressed inter-
est in purchasing them for their children.
His company is prepared to take care of all
clean-up and other obligations.
Even though Mr. Mason purchased land
that had been on the market for a while and
that no one else had any interest in pur-
chasing, the residents did not acknowledge
this. He has purchased land that he has ex-
plained will be made available for anyone
to purchase. Yet the locals are adamant
that he has a "hidden agenda." The resi-
dents of Hope Town had many concerns
and questions as well as their own specula-
tions as to the reason Mr. Mason bought
the property.
Some locals believe that he is using the
purchase of Elbow Cay as a smoke screen
to reopen the Elbow Cay Club. Others
wanted to know the name of his partners
who he named as John Hank Hofford and
Victor Apat. The name of their company
is New Settlement Ltd. The residents be-
lieve that the Foreign Investment Board is
selling away the country of The Bahamas
and did them an injustice by allowing all
of this land to be purchased by one per-
son. The residents asked Mr. Mason to
consider making some of the lots bigger
because they do not believe that the prop-
erties are big enough to comfortably hold
a home. Mr. Mason reminded them that
he did not subdivide the lots. He met them


subdivided. This was done since the 1950s
by the Ministry of Works whose person-
nel believed that the lots are big enough.
He provided the drawings for them to view
after the meeting.
Some of the residents expressed con-
cerns about the endangered plants and/trees
that are being destroyed by Mr. Mason's
road markings so he told them that he has
advised the workers to stop the work. He is
concerned about preserving the endangered
plant life as well and will seek the exper-
tise of the appropriate authority to assist
with their concerns. Other persons made
remarks about his website and the informa-
tion contained there which was claimed to
be inappropriate, unprofessional and done
in poor taste. It was very clear that many
persons came to this meeting to irritate this
developer who only wants to develop his
land and help grow the community.
Many residents were irate based on pre-
viously heard rumors. Even though Mr.
Mason provided the factual information for
them, many persons appeared to be closed-
minded to hearing the truth. Mr. Mason
told them that he is open to hearing reason-
able suggestions, but he is not prepared to
seek their council on how he should spend
his money or develop his land. He assured
the residents of Hope Town that he and his
partners are business people and will make

Please see Cays Page 12


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Cays From Page 11
good business decisions.
He did tell them that he will ask their
opinion on what they would like that area
of Elbow Cay to look like but he cannot
assure them that he will develop what they
suggest because he does have a plan in mind
for the property. Mr. Mason provided a
well documented presentation of the pur-
chase of the property that met the require-
ments of the Bahamian government and the
Foreign Investment Board, yet Hope Town
residents have a problem with this decision
that has the potential to further positively
impact their community. Contrary to what
the residents believe and the article writ-
ten in the January 29th Tribune, the pur-


chase of the Elbow Cay Estates is just that
- a purchase. No proposal of any kind has
been made for any development. He hopes
that the residents of Hope Town will re-
alize that the community must continue
to grow so that their way of life can be
improved and the community provides ad-
equate housing for locals and second home
owners alike.
New Arrival
Congratulations
to the proud par-
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Rhiannon Bethel
Sof the birth of their
baby girl Mali
Danielle Bethel,
born on November
20th. Welcome to the world.
Hope Town School teacher, Mr. Justin
Higgs, conducts a lesson the mangroves
recently during World Wetlands Day. He
pointed out the differences between the
red, black and white mangrove species and
discussed the importance of mangroves to
us as "Nature's Nursery, safe spots for
young sea creatures to develop before
heading to sea and as "Land Builders,
as leaves, sea grass and natural debris
wash into their prop root area and become
trapped and rot, forming a packed layer
of solid sediment on bottom. Mangroves
are considered a type of estuary wetlands
and as such are one of five important types
of wetland areas. This type also provides
protection for islands against storm surge
damage and a cleansing area to filter out
sediment and pollution before it can enter
the sea. It is important to protect our wet-
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Uawowint Marsh Harbour loses two more trees


By John Hedden
Over six months ago a letter was pub-
lished in the papers quoting Marsh Har-
bour as a "dusty, untidy, busy, and poorly
managed one horse town." Six months ago
this was correct. Today, however, this is
rapidly changing, and Marsh Harbour will
soon become a "dusty, untidy, busy, and
poorly managed not a lone tree town."
I cannot believe my eyes when I see the
indiscriminate reduction of these pillars
of nature to a lifeless mound of fractured


One lone coconut tree is no match for a bac
almond tree nearby were demolished becaus
struction.


wood fit only for the bonfire of waste and
foul aromas that waft over the new subdi-
vision of Central Pines in Dundas Town.
Such is the story of the coconut and the
almond tree unable to vacate the scene of
a violent crime soon to be perpetrated on
them, merely because they were standing
next to a developing concrete and tar, heat
trapping symbol, of the New Abaco in the
new Lowe's shopping centre.
What has happened to us?
In our headlong rush for development
and money, have we
forgotten the values
and importance of our
natural surroundings?
Because it is conve-
S nient, do we ignore the
fact that it is against the
law to cut down and
destroy coconut trees
without prior consent
from the appropriate
authority?
Of course, we don't
need trees in our urban
k hoe. It and the
Environment. They do
e of nearby con-bird-
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(including humans). Trees help moderate
the city atmosphere and reduce the demand
for artificial air conditioning, they help to
lower the levels of greenhouse gases and
produce life-giving oxygen. They lessen
the demand for fossil fuels and oil for ener-
gy. People trade and socialise under them.
So what do we need them for? We have
plenty of money (to burn). We have plenty
of oil (to burn). We have plenty of energy
(to burn). We also have trees (to burn).


Result. More pollution, more global
warming, more money spent on energy,
more stress.
Solutions:
Local Councils blinded
Local Boards negligent
Local Governmental agencies
unconcerned
Local business entrepreneurs
the bottom line
Local machine operators
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North Abaco News


North From Page 1
The trinkets and treasures collected over
many weeks provided another source of
revenue when the yard sale was over.
Even the children got into the act with a
lemon-aid stand. The day was not without
its hilarity as grownups raced around look-
ing for children so they could accompany
them on a fire engine ride. You had to have
a child to get on board!
Raising funds for the tanker purchase was
surely an important item but this event did
far more. We were all on a learning curve
and at the end of this day went home feeling
that we were in good hands and far safer
than we had ever been in North Abaco.


Congratulations to Fire Chief Albury
and our volunteers! And a huge thank you
to Mellie Cornish and Rhonda Lowe, who
organized a team of fabulous cooks. It was
a wonderful day!
Sand Bank Yacht Club
pledges funds
By Betsy Bracey
Sand Bank Yacht Club held its annual
meeting on January 29th in the Treasure
Cay Community Center and unanimously
voted to donate $10,000 toward the pur-
chase of a tanker fire truck that is needed
by the newly formed Treasure Cay Volun-
teer Fire Department organized to protect
North Abaco. This welcome news follows


on the heels of the successful Demonstra-
tion Day held on January 26th to raise
public awareness and money for this piece
of equipment. Trustees of Treasure Cay
Emergency Services Organization, Fire
Chief Colin Albury and all the wonderful
residents who volunteer their time to train
for the Fire Brigade were thrilled to receive
the news of the yacht club's support.
Sand Bank Yacht Club members also


voted to allocate an additional $10,000 to-
ward the expense of installing a CT-Scan
in the new addition of the Corbett Medical
Clinic. Once situated it will be the first CT-
Scan on Abaco. It will be made available
for referral by all doctors on our island. A
concierge program has been designed by
Please see North Page 15


During the demonstration of the fire equipment in Treasure Cay, the volunteers used
the Jaws of Life to cut open a smashed up car, vividly showing how this equipment can
extract a person trapped in a wrecked vehicle.


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More North Abaco News


North From Page 14
Jackson Memorial Hospital that includes
emergency evacuation and priority admit-
tance into Jackson Memorial in Miami.
Membership is now available. For further
information please call Corbett Medical
Clinic at 365-8288.
The Treasure Cay community, through
its various organizations, has taken a giant
step toward providing emergency medical
service as well as fire protection. We thank
all of our fine residents for their contin-
ued annual financial support as well as the
endless volunteer hours that are required
to make these extremely valuable services
possible.
Emergency Services
Purchased a Tanker
By Vernique Russell
For quite some time efforts have been
made to raise funds to purchase a much
needed tanker for the Emergency Services.
To date Chief Colin Albury and his crew
are proud to announce that enough funds
have been raised to purchased the $90,000
tanker. The Emergency Services have held


a number of fund raisers that have assisted
them in their effort. However, a knight in
shining armor came to their rescue and
matched the amount that they have raised,
giving them enough to not only purchase
the tanker but also to have it shipped from
Oregon to Florida. Arrangements have al-
ready been made with the government to
bring in the equipment duty free. Tropi-
cal Shipping has pledged to ship the tanker
free of charge. Emergency Services is now
fully equipped and ready to serve the com-
munities of Abaco.
Chief Albury and his team expressed
their gratitude to everyone who assisted in
making the purchase of the tanker a reality.
The community of North Abaco joins with
the Chief and his team to say thank you to
the donor for his very generous donation.
It's the generosity of people like him that
not only builds communities but impacts
them for generations. Thank you!
Treasure Cay Community
Limited Open New Office
By Vernique Russell
According to the organizers of the Trea-
sure Cay Community Limited, the heart-


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beat of this outstanding community is the
services that a small group of volunteers
renders to the area. The services are chari-
table and non-profitable, yet very effective
and influential. Recently the organization
has experienced tremendous growth and
was forced to put into effect new measures
that will ensure a bright and promising fu-
ture for the group. So Treasure Cay Com-
munity Limited was formed. The workload
has also increased and sometimes volunteer
help is not sufficient.
The TCCL was established to address the
growth that is clearly evident in the area.
An office has been acquired and a full time
staff person has been hired. The staff will
operate in the office of the Community Ad-
ministrator whose responsibilities basically
are to carry out office tasks requested by
any member of the organization. She will
also provide assistance to the daily opera-
tions of the new and very valuable amenity
service in that of Treasure Cay Emergency
Services. Another new amenity that this
organization will play a role in is the medi-


cal emergency evacuation/pre-admittance
program that is offered under the Corbett
Concierge.
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Shantell Cooper. She is committed and
ready to provide professional support to all
of the non-profit organizations. The office
of TCCL is located on the second floor of
the Solomon's Building near the Spinnaker
Restaurant. If you have any questions or
would like information on the community's
organization, contact the TCCL office at
365-9122.
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By Vernique Russell
The Cedar Harbour Development Com-
mittee hosted a fund raiser on January 26th
at the community park in Cedar Harbour.
The fund raiser was a fair/fun day. The
committee was seeking to raise funds for
the upcoming home-coming festivities to be
held during the Easter weekend in March.
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February 15, 2008


More North Abaco News


North From Page 18

Tour of Homes
By Vernique Russell
In an effort to raise funds for the benefit
of the Treasure Cay Community Center, the
committee will host a tour of homes in the
Treasure Cay area on March 14 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Supporters will be given the
opportunity to view homes of all styles in
the area. This is an opportunity to see what
the inside of many homes look like that we
admire from the outside. Tickets can be
purchased in advance at the Treasure Cay
Library in the Community Centre for $20.
On the day of tour tickets will be sold for
$25.
Cay Events'
Upcoming Functions
By Vernique Russell
The Cay Events Committee will host
an auction and cocktail party on February
23rd. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m.
and will be held at the Bahama Beach Club.
Proceeds are to benefit the building fund of
the Emergency Services and Humane Soci-
ety. The public is invited to attend.
On March 1st another event will be held
to raise funds in the form of a concert. The
concert will feature Jeff Steinberg a jazz
pianist. The concert will be held at the
Treasure Cay Community Centre and will
begin at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.
New Business
Boat Storage in Treasure Cay
By Vernique Russell
Safe and Sound Boat Storage is open and
operative in Treasure Cay. It provides qual-
ity and dedicated service to its clients to pro-
vide the best in the boat care storage. The
service is owned and operated by Mr. Nich-
olas Lowe of Treasure Cay. His company is
ready to serve with the commitment to give
the best available service on the island. For
further information contact 557-0297.
Sports News
Golf Tournaments
By Vernique Russell
Treasure Cay came alive on January 26th
as the Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual
golf tournament at the Treasure Cay golf
course. Rotarians and the public gathered
at the golf course in Treasure Cay for an
exciting day of golfing. There were prizes
and surprises for all those who participate
in the tournament.


On February 9th the excitement will con-
tinue at the golf course as Abaco Insurance
Agency hosts its annual Golf Tournament.
Last year the tournament was won by Mr.
John McIntosh of Treasure Cay and this
year his supporters are hoping that he can
once again capture the win and keep the
trophy residing in Treasure Cay. A special
invitation is extended to dinners guests.
Basketball Camp is Back!
By Vernique Russell
Basketball camp is back on track again.
Coach Godfrey has the boys on the basket-
ball court to be trained and to enhance their
skills already obtained. And for all girls
who are crazy about playing basketball,
the opportunity is now here for you to be
a part of the excitement. Training sessions
are held weekly on Saturday mornings at
10 a.m. for the boys between the ages of
7-16 and in the evening at 5 p.m. for the
girls between the same ages.
The junior leg under 10 of the Treasure
Cay Youths in Action team will travel to
Freeport, Grand Bahama, to represent the
island in the Primary School Champion-
ship. Coach Godfrey Rolle and the boys
will participate in games from February
6th through February 10th. The boys are
excited and are hoping to secure the cham-
pionship this time. Last year the boys made
it to the championship and lost by only a
few points. Hopefully, this time the trophy
will come back to Abaco.
Sport Day is Almost Here
By Vernique Russell
It's that time once again when the Sher-
lin Bootle High School will showcase ath-
letic talents during the Annual Inter-House
School Sports Day. The Lions, Tigers,
Panthers and Cougars will all battle to be
crowned King of the Jungle. A special in-
vitation is extended to the general public to
support the nation's future Olympic gold
medalists as they prepare to select the bests
of the best to compete in Marsh Harbour at
the inter-school competition.
Fund raising is appreciated
By Vernique Russell
On February 2nd a cook-out was held
in aide of members of the Sunland Bas-
ketball team who were recently robbed of
all their belongings while attending a bas-
ketball tournament in the United States.
A large number of those players are from
Abaco and are away on athletic scholar-
ships. There are also young men from
other islands who are a part of the team.


Parents wanted to assist the young men,
some of who lost everything. The cook-
out here was held at the Treasure Cay
Primary School and was very successful.
Mrs. Delphine Russell, organizer, thanks
all who supported the event. Coach and
recruiter Bonnie Basden is calling on any-
one who can to make a donation to assist
these young men at this time. For further
information please contact Ms. Basden at
242-373-8936.
School News
Talent Show
By Vernique Russell
The Sherlin Bootle High School in col-
laboration with the North Abaco National
Youth Board Committee will proudly pres-
ent Talent Explosion 2008 on February
16th at the school grounds in Cooper's
Town. This event is being held as a fund
raiser for both entities. A special invitation
is extended to the public to be a part of this
exciting event. There promises to be lots of
laughter, some even share a few tears but
there's an exciting evening filled with tal-
ent awaiting your arrival. This event will
begin at 6:30 p.m. For further informa-
tion contact the school office at 365-0065.
We're looking forward to seeing you at
Talent Explosion 2008.
Students are honoured
By Vernique Russell
Congratulations to all the students from


North Abaco who were recently awarded
for their academic achievement for the last
school year. The award ceremony was held
at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Har-
bour. Students from both the public and
private schools were honored. Students
needed to obtain a grade point average of
3.5 or higher to be selected.
Special congratulations to Maliyah
Forbes, who obtained a 4.0 GPA. Her par-
ents Benson and Andrea and Melvin amd
Della were proud of her.
To all of the students, keep up the good
work. Congratulations!
Church News
A Call to Recommit
By Vernique Russell
The Full Gospel Assembly family held
its annual re-commitment service on Janu-
ary 27. Each year the pastors, officers and
members of the local assembly come to-
gether to renew their commitment to God,
the community and mankind. Senior Pas-
tor Stafford Symonette and his congrega-
tion calls on anyone who does not have a
church home to join them.
Church hosts street meeting
By Vernique Russell
Pastor Jollian McIntosh and members of
the National Church of God in Fire Road
have been busy about their Father's busi-
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ness since late last year and this year that
vision continues. During the week January
14 to 18 the members held a week of street
meeting services in the Cooper's Town
area. Pastor McIntosh and other guest
speakers declared the Word of the Lord.
Pastors and Leaders Conference
By Vernique Russell
The New Hope Baptist Church under
the leadership of Pastor John McIntosh in
Mount Hope held a conference for pastors
and leaders at their church to share ideas
and gain information that can make their
leadership style more effective. Churches
in the North Abaco area came together in
support of this great event. Pastor McIn-
tosh and a few other pastors especially in
the Little Abaco area are seeking to tear
down the walls of religious denomina-
tional barriers and bring churches together
regardless of their denomination beliefs.
This conference was an effort toward that
cause. The conference was held on January
30th through February 2nd.
Revival in Crown Haven
By Vernique Russell
End Time Harvest Ministries in will host
a week of revival services on February 11 -
15. Guest speaker for the revival is Apostle
Leon Wallace from the Voice of Deliver-
ance Ministries in New Providence. A spe-
cial invitation is extended to the public to
be a part of a mighty move of God. Ser-
vices will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. End
Time Harvest is located in Crown Haven
and the Pastor is Bishop Tyrone Mills.
Street Meetings
By Vernique Russell
Senior Pastor of Cities of Refuge,


Bridgette Mills, held a series of street
meeting services in the Treasure Cay area.
It began on February 1st in the Dormy Vil-
las area and continued on February 3rd in
the Madeira Park area. Pastor Mills de-
clared loudly and boldly the Word of God.


More street services are planned for areas
in North and Central Abaco. Pastor Mills
is following the great command of Jesus,
to go into the highways and bi-ways and
compel the people to come.
On March 3rd through 7th the public is


invited to a dynamic week of revival ser-
vices at Cities of Refuge Non-Denomina-
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South Abaco News


Sandy Point
Argentinans visit Spanish Club
By Shawn Roberts
On January 26 Sefior Pablo D6balo, his
wife and son were special guests at the
Buenos Amigos Spanish Club in Sandy
Point. Senor Dobalo teaches Spanish at the
Moore's Island Public School. The native
of Argentina gave a brief talk about his
county and encouraged the club members
to continue educating themselves in the
language. One idea that he has in mind is
to begin an exchange program between Ar-
gentina and Abaco where both places will
host students so that they all learn Span-
ish and English fluently. In the meantime
perhaps a few of the club members would
have an opportunity to visit Buenos Aires,
Argentina, next year.
Muchas gracias, Sefior D6balo

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Another Landmark Honoured
There is a brand new monument by the
bridge creek drawing visitors' attention to
our famous Long Dock. We thank Rog-
er Pinder, who did the cement work and


Cherokee Sound has a new monument to
draw attention to the Long Dock.


James Savage, who had the bronze plaque
made up. The money to build the monu-
ment was donated by a second homeowner
born in Cherokee. Be sure and drop by to
see it.
Also, thanks to some volunteers who
moved that pile of lumber on the side of
the road. It has definitely made the beach
side park area more attractive now that it's
gone.
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs
Eric Sands' yard is infested with bugs,
big grey bugs or worms as big as a man's
thumb. He noticed that his lawn was dying.
When he investigated to find the cause, he
found these ugly wiggly creatures. Before
he knew it, he had half filled his wheelbar-
row and he hadn't finished yet.
Eric's eradication program is time-con-
suming, but less invasive than expensive
pesticides. Other people in the settlement
have since discovered them in their yards,
too.


Cherokee residents are puzzled by the sud-
den appearnace of big grey bugs or worms
showing up in their yards. Here are some
collected by Eric Sands.
Town Meeting
A second Town Meeting in less than
two weeks. This meeting was attended by
approximately 25 local residents, which
was a little better than the normal turn out
Town Meetings.
The Chairman stated that the main pur-


pose of the meeting was to decide on a lo-
cal capital expenditure project and decide
on a figure amount needed so that it could
be applied for. He informed the group that
the Administrator would be returning to
Cherokee on February 8 to hear our deci-
sion, and it has to be submitted to the gov-
ernment in Nassau by February 12.
Five different projects were put for-
ward.
The resurfacing of a road around the
northwestern portion of the settlement from
Donny Lowe's property to where Audley
Roberts lives
Dredging of the creek entrance
Rebuilding of the clinic
Upgrading the parking lot with prop-
erly marked parking spaces
Landscaping and sodding of some of
the seaboards
At the present time it was pointed out
that there is a little over $6,000 available
for use now and must be applied to a lo-
cal project and assigned before June of this
year. In addition, we were also advised that
another $10,000 is available for our use
through our Member of Parliament. How-


ever, these funds need a specific project to
be agreed upon and three tenders must be
submitted for the monies to be given out.
The Chairman pointed out that the Ad-
ministrator had stated at our last meeting
that the Ministry of Health had been to
Cherokee and looked over our old clinic
and said he felt that they would make some
decision as to its future, whether to tear it
down or rebuild a new facility.
Landscaping and sodding of the creek
side seaboards were discussed, but it was
agreed that that could be handled by lo-
cal volunteers once the new road was fin-
ished.
No further discussion was held on the
dredging of the creek or the marking of
parking spaces in the parking lot.
The general condition of our school was
also brought up. The headmistress, Mi-
chelle Lowe, was in attendance and asked
the Chairman what role Local Government
played in the upkeep of the school. She
was told that the school actually fell under

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the Department of Education, but that Lo-
cal Government had always allowed some
of its budgeted monies for various school
projects that were needed. He said that
they were holding $500 for them at the
present time.
Various items were put forth as being
needed for the school such as new benches
for the yard, a roof over the patio area,
new windows, air conditioning and a major
upgrading of the school bathrooms.
Michelle stated that only once had the
windows leaked badly and that was during
Hurricane Floyd when they had not moved
books away to an out-of-the-way place. Air
conditioning was not a priority with her.
She felt the biggest need at this time was
new bathrooms and agreed to get a bid for
the work needed and submit it to Local
Govenrment.
Those in attendance were in general
agreement that the local capital expenditure
project should be the surfacing of the road
around the northwestern part of the settle-
ment. It was further agreed that it should
be done with cement. Everyone thought
it would be better to start the project now
with the funds on hand and apply for an ad-
dition $150,000 to complete the project. It
was understood that the plea had to be put
to the Cabinet in Nassau and that monies
might not be forthcoming anytime soon, if
at all, but felt that if it were started, then
Cabinet members would be more inclined
to allot us the funds as our community has
proved that we have used our monies wise-
ly and efficiently in the past. It was further
agreed that three local contractors would
be asked to tender bids on the portion of
the road project which would be submitted


to Edison Key so that we could obtain the
$10,000 right away. Many of the men in
attendance agreed to volunteer their labour
as they have done on past local projects so
that the work could be done at less expense
to the community.
The Chairman asked that the people sub-
mit names of persons who they wish to see
serve as members of the Benevolence Fund
which has been set aside for Cherokee resi-
dents from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay
for emergency medical expenses.
School News
From the Christmas Exams the Prin-
cipal's List includes Marissa Pratt with a
3.6 GPA in Grade 1 and Brianna Sweeting
with a 3.9 GPA in Grade 2. Honour Roll
Students include George Weatherford with
a 3.4 GPA in Grade 1, Branden Sands with
a 3.4 GPA and Adrian Williams with a 3.3
GPA both from Grade 2.
At an Awards Ceremony held in Marsh
Harbour on January 30 Cherokee Sound
Primary School students Adrian Williams
and Tyler Sawyer received awards for
the most improvement in reading. Ma-
rissa Pratt, Juliet Weatherford and Jesica
Weatherford won awards for the most im-
proved students in their grade levels. Hay-
ley Sands and Brianna Sweeting won for
the Super Honour Roll. Cruz Turnquest,
Terence Albury, Tiffany Albury and Ma-
rissa Pratt won Honour Roll awards.
We are very proud of our students'
achievements. They were encouraged to go
back to their own schools and inspire other
students who did not make it to the Awards
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Malolo comes home to Man-O-War


By Robert Wilson
Howard and Donna Ray of Lunenburg,
Nova Scotia, created quite a stir recently
as they sailed S/V Malolo II into the har-
bour at Man-O-War. Local residents gath-
ered along the waterfront to watch as the
wooden boat passed the government dock
to pick up a mooring.
"She's come home," commented a
worker at Edwin's Boat Yard where the pi-
lothouse was launched over 40 years ago.
Malolo I was one of only two large plea-
sure boats built by Edwin Albury. From its
launching in the mid-1960s she was based
in the Man-O-War area with various own-
ers, and many of the local residents have
fond memories of their own experience
with the vessel. The boat yard also built
many of the early Albury's Ferry boats.
Constructed from local madeira and
dogwood, her planking is mahogany and
she was fastened with anchor fast nails.


Her color has changed over the years from
yellow and gray to white and there have
been a few upgrades. But for the most part,
she has remained the same. As a testimony
to her construction, Malolo II survived two
sinkings, once when she broke free from
her mooring and was holed and sank, the
other when she filled with water while
stored in the water for the winter in a river
in Maine.
In November 2004, while visiting the
coast of Maine, the Rays spotted Malolo
II resting in a field where she had been on
the hard since February 2003. Following
negotiations with David Stimson, the pre-
vious owner of Malolo I and the current
manager of Boothbay Harbor Shipyard,
it was agreed the shipyard would provide
storage while he and Ray completed the
repairs necessary to enable the couple to
sail the boat back to their home in Nova
Scotia.


"We fell in love with the way she looked
and always wanted a pilothouse," remarked
Howard. "She is solid, and her seawor-
thiness makes for comfortable cruising."
Donna explained, "Malolo, means 'flying
fish' which was the name Monroe Warren,
a long-time Man-O-War homeowner and
original owner of Malolo II, gave to his
24-foot sailboat."
The return of the boat has been
sentimental for several Abaco resi-
dents. Stories were shared by some
of growing up on Man-O-War and
sailing to Georgetown or to Cape
Cod. With the assistance of others,
the Rays have been able to collect a
variety of pictures taken as was being
built or as Edwin Albury and others
sailed her in and around Abaco.
Man-O-War has a long history for
boat building and that continues to
this day. Those involved are proud
of their heritage and having Malolo
H come home has proven to be a re-
warding experience for the Rays and Th
a visual testimony of the commitment D
made by those involved in her con- se
struction. co
The Rays will remain in The Ba-


hamas until March, before returning to
Canada, hoping to learn more of the his-
tory surrounding their prized possession.
"Our trip has been a memorable one for
us, and hopefully it has been brought to
mind many good memories for the new
circle of friends we have met while on Ab-
aco." More information and pictures may
be found at < www.malolo.ca>


he present owners of Malolo II, Howard and
onna Ray of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, are
en on the boat with one of their two traveling
mpanions.


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LEGAL NOTICE

In the Estate of

Marcel Albury, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claims or demands against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 28 th
day of February. A.D., 2008 after which date the
executors of the estate will proceede to distribute
the assets having regard only to those claims of
which they shall then have had notice.

AND TAKE NOTICE that all personsindebted to the
estate are required to make full settlement on or
before the date hereinbefore mentioned.


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February 15, 2008


The Abaconian Section B Page 23


Local Government at Work


MurphyTown Committee January 7
By Mirella Santillo
The first meeting of the year of the Mur-
phy Town Committee took place January
7th at the Burial Society. It was chaired by
Mr. Cubel Davis Jr. It was a lively event
with the usual arguments, voice raising
and gesticulation, but quite a few matters
were discussed, most of them peacefully
resolved by the end of the session, two
hours later.
The motion to accept the minutes was
rejected by Mr. Glen McDonald who ar-
gued that the derelict vehicles that were
to be removed as agreed at the previous
meeting of November 19th, 2007, were
still there. Mr. Davis agreed to call the of-
fice of Environmental Health to follow up
on the project of removing the 250 vehicles
abandoned within Murphy Town.
Regarding Coconut Tree Bay which was
on the agenda for restoration, it appears
now that a part of that area will be dredged
for quarry. A 700-foot channel, 300 feet
inland, will be turned into a harbour upon
completion of the dredging. It was sup-
posed to be inspected by the Minister of
Public Works, the Hon. Earl Deveaux,
during his visit to Abaco on January 4th,
but according to the Chairman, the inspec-
tion was cancelled because of bad weather.


Mr. Brent Brooks, who was to accompany
them, requested that he be informed as a
courtesy when meetings were cancelled.
The proposed dredging is raising con-
cern among the residents of Murphy Town
who were hoping that this area would be
restored as a community recreation cen-
ter. The Chairman said that the proposed
restoration work will still take place, and
it was agreed by the Committee that ad-
vertizing for bids will go on Radio Abaco
for five days, starting on January 15. Mr.
Davis pointed out the benefits of a har-
bour that could be used by fishermen and
mentioned that Friends of the Environment
has offered to help restore the area with
a possible grant. Mr. Brent Brooks raised
the point that since the area to be dredged
covers part of Dundas Town, the matter
should be addressed by Council.
Mr. Brooks objected again about pay-
ment to the contractors supposed to main-
tain the roads, alleging that the maintenance
had not been done properly in December;
but he was overruled by the Chairman and
Mr. McDonald, who said that according
to their inspections, the work was satisfac-
tory.
Mrs. Margaret Symonette, Assistant
Administrator, was asked to go over the
financial report which was approved unan-
imously.
The proposed projects besides Coconut
Tree Bay include the erection of a Wall of


Heroes and the building of a playground
which location has not been finalized yet.
Bids for the construction of cabanas and
grill at Coconut Tree Bay will be enter-
tained separately from the bids to repair
the ramp. An emergency meeting to dis-
cuss the budget and the bids has been set
for January 21st.
The very controversial matter of the
opening of a hardware store on the back
road was discussed at length, some of the
members blaming the Chairman for not
having tried to stop the opening of the busi-
ness immediately. Apparently the owner
received his license from Nassau which
the Committee found disrespectful; it ap-
pears, however, that the business is there
only temporarily and will move out by the
end of March.
Complaints that the garbage had not
been picked up from everybody's house or
according to schedule had been received
by Mr. Brooks. Mr. McDonald agreed to
discuss the situation with the garbage col-
lector to rectify the situation.
The Committee agreed unanimously to
give $1000 to the Murphy Town's Junk-
anoo group who had asked for financial as-
sistance to buy material.


The cleaning of South Side and the road
to Great Cistern was discussed and a mo-
tion to clean these areas every two months,
based on budget, was proposed.
A wall built too close to the street which
was supposed to be removed is still stand-
ing. It was agreed to contact Works and
ask Mr. Paul Curry to take measurements
as to whether the wall is within legal dis-
tance away from the road.
Dundas Town Committee January 8
By Samantha V. Evans
Dundas Town township held its first
meeting for the new year on January 8th.
They discussed a number of projects they
would like to get done before the June elec-
tion and looked back at their projects from
last year.
One of the projects they plan to address
immediately is the fixing up and reclaiming
of the Central Pines Cemetery. Mr. Au-
gustine Williams stated that for too long
this grave yard has been known as the Hai-
tian grave yard and it is not. They plan to
claim it for Dundas Town and give it the

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Jonnajah's confidence and composure
was not ruffled as she presented her ideas
to an impressive audience that included
the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert
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good that she was invited to the Office of
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congratulated her on her performance.
Although Jonnajah verbalizes like a
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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF BERTRAM EARDLEY MILLS
a.k.a. BERTRAM MILLS late of and domiciled at
Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against
or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to
the undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Execu-
tor will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to
the claims, demands or interests of which he shall then have had notice AND
all persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 18th February, 2008.

V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor
P.O. Box AB-20365
Bay Street, Marsh Harbour
Abaco, The Bahamas




NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF PERCIVAL PERCY GERALD ARCHER
a.k.a. PERCY GERALD ARCHER a.k.a. PERCY ARCHER
a.k.a. PERCIVAL ARCHER late of the Settlement of Dundas
Town on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against
or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the
undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Executrix
will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the
claims, demands or interests of which she shall then have had notice AND all
persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before
18th February, 2008.

V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO.
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Abaco, The Bahamas


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Any bag oversize and over weight $125.00 per bag


Each passenger is allowed two (2) bags restricted to a
combined weight of 44 Ibs. with total circumference
less than 62"-
Excess charges
Allowable bags greater than 62" $65.00 per bag
Allowable bags greater than 44 Ibs. $65.00 per bag
Third bag or more & under 44 Ibs. & 62" $50.00 per bag
Any bag oversize and over weight $65.00 per bag

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Loc. Gov. From Page 23
official name Central Pines Grave Yard.
The members of this committee believe
that it is sad that residents of this commu-
nity do not support them on this matter as
they should instead of claiming that they do
not plan to be buried with Haitians. There
is a history behind this grave yard being
called the Haitian Grave Yard but it is not
legitimate enough for locals to refuse to
bury their loved ones there.
The entire cleaning and upkeep of it
has gone out for tender so that the com-
munity of Dundas Town can have access
to it. Mr. Williams noted that the other
grave yard in Dundas Town is full or near
full so the community needs another grave
site and this one belongs to them. Once the
cemetery has been cleaned up, they plan
to regulate its use, making it available for


anyone who wants to bury their loved ones
there. Capital money will be used to pay
for the contract.
Brown's Bay Park improvements are
near completion and they are hoping to
have the entire project done before the
June election. Bus shelters were also on
the agenda and they decided to start by get-
ting one built and installed at Forest and
Crockett Drives. This shelter will go out
for tender shortly as well. The next shel-
ter will be built near Abaco Central High
School. Finally, the face lift of Ocean View
Park has already begun as they provided
the paint for the Basketball Association to
paint it before Christmas. They also plan to
remove the old concession stand and build
a new one, reinforce benches along with

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a number of other little projects that will
upgrade the entire park. The refurbishing
of the park will be paid for with capital
money.
The committee members of the Dundas
Township Committee would like to thank
all of the supporters of the Christmas Tree
Lighting Service especially the committee
members: Ruth Smith, Glender Knowles,
Leazona Richard, Sonith Lockhart, D'Shan
Maycock and Augustine Williams. They
are all very pleased with the support given
to them by the public and hope to make this
an annual event.



Congratulations

Clanae Davis








Clanae, a grade one student,
obtained a 3.9 GPA for the
Christmas term, the highest GPA
in the Moore's Island All-Age
School. She is the daugther of
Clanardo (Randy) and Shaman
Davis of Moore's Island.



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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
li ^ '^ E W subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
.a. .. 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
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
Si space. The residence comprises of 3 bedrooms with closets,
2 /2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the 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
s 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
S 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: $365,000
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

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
a 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 Ist right The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige
trimmed white.


New Providence Properties
Investment Opportunity Must Sell
Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988
SAll 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
S elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The grounds are
fairly kept and yard is open.
Traveling South on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy
SSubdivision. Go all the way to T-junction, turn right, then first
left, then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building.
After passing Mount Tabor take first left (Sapodilla Blvd.). The subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed
green with green and white door.

Lot No. 3 Yamadraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $313,016
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq. ft. being
Lot No. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, I-
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

Eleuthera Properties
Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft. This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with a
total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car
garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft of approximately 655.75. This home
is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal: $153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately
164.70 sq. ft This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land
is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
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.

Abaco Properties
Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft. lot no. I18B
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.
Portion of Murphy Town Crown Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000
The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above road level and approximately 25 ft above sea level.
Located on this property is a 20 yr old three bedroom, two bathroom, living,
dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much attention.


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Section B Page 27


Police From Page 1

the community to be contained. Also to en-
sure that crime is reduced to an acceptable
level through intelligent policing, investi-
gations and high police visibility. "It is my
belief that high police visibility is a deter-
rent to crime. If we are able to prevent an
offence from occurring, then there is no
need to detect," he explained.
Since taking up office on Abaco Supt.
Cunningham has been organizing several
initiatives including a traffic check point by
the airport roundabout on February 6 with
very good results. He intends to continue
regular traffic checks.
Supt. Cunningham will speak to the peo-
ple of Abaco via Radio Abaco whenever
he feels it necessary on important and vital
matters.
Our new Officer in Charge is a man of vi-
sion for Abaco and we welcome him and look
forward to having him work amongst us.


North From Page 21

Cay. Services are schedule to begin at 7:30
p.m. nightly. Healing, miracles and deliv-
erance will definitely be in the house. There
will be a guest speaker from Nassau.

Persons in the news
Medical funds are raised
By Vernique Russell
The family of Mrs. Vernancha McDon-
ald thanks everyone who supported the fair
held on January 16 in aide of her medical
expense. Organizers have declared that the
event was very successful. If you would
like to make a donation to assist her, con-
tact the Full Gospel Assembly office for
further information at 365-8097.
New Arrival
By Veique Russell
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Harts on the birth of their baby girl. Sarai
is the newest addition to the Harts family
and is the first girl to that family. Little


Princess Sarai
was born on
the island and
later airlifted to
Freeport, Grand
Bahama, for
further observa-
tion. She is nowb
back home and
has begun her life in the Harts Family. Af-
ter her birth on the 4th of January, she was
the youngest person living in the Dormy
Villas neighborhood.


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Long Island Properties
Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal: $112,000.00.
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.

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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 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 Subdivi-
sion 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

Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67 Appraisal: $146,000
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot, the property is lot No. B and is situated
on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the southeastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. This property is zoned muilti family.
Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is the 2nd to last property on the left
hand side of the road near the pond.

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

feature pianist
Jeff Steinbert will be performing a
concert at Treasure Cay at the Commu-
nity Center on March 1.
After more than thirty-five years as
a composer, arranger/orchestrator, pia-
nist, producer and music educator, Jeff
Steinberg's work continues to span the
professional spectrum which includes
spectacular jazz, big band and orchestral
recordings.
He has arranged, conducted, and
performed with and for The London
Symphony, Scottish National Orches-
tra, London Philharmonic Orchestra,
the orchestras of Nashville, Detroit and
Tampa. Steinberg currently serves as a
frequent POPS Conductor for The Nash-
ville Symphony and other orchestras. He
has drawn critical acclaim and plays to
sell-out crowds.






Page 28 Section B The Abaconian


Housing concerns are discussed


A team from the Ministry of Housing met
with local bankers and local government
leaders on January 24 for an exchange of
goals and ideas. Representing the Minister
for Housing were Mr. Melvin Seymour,
Under Secretary, and Mr. Brensil Rolle,
Parliamentary Secretary for Housing.
Government and community leaders all
recognize the need for affordable housing
which is scarce on Abaco and Exuma due
to rapid growth of these two islands. The
Ministry has a mandate to assist in provid-
ing of housing for low and middle income
families.
The cost of available land and the high
cost of labour were seen to be the two ma-
jor impediments to being able to provide
low cost housing. There is a great need for
affordable housing for ordinary persons.
New building materials and construction


is being
With The Bahamas marina sector poised
for unprecedented growth over the com-
ing years, a Bahamas Marina Task Force,
comprising a group of the nation's leading
marina operators, have come together to
form a Bahamas Marina Operators Asso-
ciation. This joint effort seeded the upcom-
ing Bahamas Marina Operators Forum on
February 25 at West End, Grand Bahama,
where more than 50 marina operators will
formally meet to establish a Marina Opera-
tors Association and to develop its business
plan. This is with the support of The Baha-
mas Hotel Association.
This significant forum will allow the
nation's marina operators to define their
role as the lead association that supports


methods are being investigated to bring
costs down. For example, a house that
could be constructed in a month as opposed
to six months would save the homeowner
five months of labour which is significant.
The intent is to utilize existing mort-
gage facilities through banks and other
established financial institutions. Govern-
ment hopes to enlist contractors to build
houses to sell to government which would
then assist homeowners in securing their
mortgage.
Several areas on Abaco are actively
being opened with additional lots includ-
ing between Crown Haven and Fox Town
and behind the clinic in Cooper's Town.
Eighty-two lots are nearly ready to be of-
fered to qualified persons in Phase II in
Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town.
Fifteen lots in the new Central Pines area


formed
the sustainability of the country's marina
sector through research, marketing, advo-
cacy, training and certification and ensures
that this sector is effectively positioned as a
viable component of our tourism economy
as it continues to grow.
The Bahamas Hotel Association is help-
ing to formalize this sector. Frank Comito,
Executive Vice President of BHA explained
that "The marina sector has a growing im-
portance to our nation's tourism industry.
It diversifies our product offering, creates
entirely new business and employment op-
portunities for The Bahamas and attracts a
high-spend visitor, who often opts to stay
in our hotels while in port."
For more information please call (242)
322-8381


are reserved for contractors to build low
cost houses for resale.
It was stated emphatically that work on
additional lots must begin at once as there is
a pent-up demand for additional lots. Phase
III may possibly be in the area northwest of
the high school in Murphy Town.
It was said that the lots in Central Pines
Estates were sold for $1.15 per square
foot which only recovered government's
cost for installing the infrastructure with
the land being included at no charge. This
translated to lots being offered between
$11,000 and $15,000, depending on the
size.
Abaco's current growth and shortage of
affordable land has driven these lots into
the $30,000 to $40,000 range, if one can be
found. It was acknowledged that on Abaco
the word affordable is hard to define con-
sidering the booming economy. Finding a
lot for $40,000 or $50,000 can be consid-
ered a bargain. On the cays, prices might
begin at $100,000.
Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point and Green
Turtle Cay were mentioned where addi-
tional lots are are either being prepared or
under consideration. The area on the Nor-
man's Castle farm road being colonized


by squatters is being looked at for pos-
sible converting into a subdivision. It was
said that government once set aside land
near the Treasure Cay airport as being for
Green Turtle Cay persons who are unable
to buy affordable land on their island.
Housing officials and bankers discussed
various issues which have come to light
with the current land offerings. The inten-
tion is to provide lots to be used by persons
to build a house for their family but many
lots were bought by speculators who later
"flipped" the empty lot for a profit.
The government's guarantee mortgage
program is hampered with a upper limit of
$100,000 which is not a realistic figure on
Abaco as there is nothing available at this
price.
Another concern related to the original
intent of restricting construction to single
family homes but which Town Planning
has allowed two, three and four-plex build-
ings. One challange is how to allocate the
approximate 80 lots in Central Pines Phase
II to the 600 applicants now on file.
For some purchasers who are qualified
in all respects except for their ability to
make a down payment, a rent-to-own pro-
gram is being offered.


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BREA president

addressed local a ents
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Tonya Patterson will

star in college play
Tonya Patterson, a sophomore at Lees- save her life from the mad ruler Shahryar,
McRae College in Banner Elk, North Caro- who has taken her as his bride. She tells
lina, is making her premier performance as him the stories for one thousand and one
a lead character for the performance of The nights and cures his madness. Based upon
Arabian Nights. She has been developing the classic A Thousand and One Nights,
the role of Zimmerman's adaptation focuses upon the
Dunnyazade lesser known tales of dreams, love, lust
since late and comedy.
December. The Lees-McRae production will be
Dunnyazade performed by a cast of 15 who each por-
is a helpless tray numerous characters. The students
and scared sing, dance and play musical instruments
little girl who as they bring to life the anecdotes that cure
fears living the mad Shahryar. The Arabian Nights will
without her be performed five times in mid-February.
Tonya Patterson
Tonya Patterson sister. Tonya is the daughter of Reginald and
Set in the ancient past, the stories are Donna Patterson of Marsh Harbour. She
told by Scheherezade, a beautiful and graduated from Forest Heights Academy
gifted young woman who spins the tales to in 2006.


Discovery Club after

school has begun program


By d'Shan Maycock
Friends of the Environment introduced
a bi-monthly after school program target-
ed at students ages 6-13 the end of Janu-
ary. Discovery Club is an after school
program developed by the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust. It was first introduced in
Nassau in 1995 and immediately became
very popular. Discovery Club incorpo-
rates environmental education with other
disciplines such as art, ecology, history,
camping, exploration and astronomy.
Clubbers attend club meetings, wear a
uniform and participate in different ac-
tivities in which they earn badges.


Meetings will be held bi-monthly at
the following locations:
Contral Abaco Friends'office
Every other Monday 3:30-5 p.m.
Contact d'Shan Maycock 367-2721
North Abaco S.C. Bootle
Every other Monday 3:30- 5 p.m.
Contact Laura Davis 365-0065
South Abaco J.A. Pinder
Every other Tuesday 3:30- 5 p.m.
Contact Tonia Ferguson 366-4015
If you require additional informa-
tion, please do not hesitate to contact
the Friends of the Environment at 367-
2721.


CHRISTIAN
COUNSELLING
CENTRE
HelpingHurting People


Christian Counselling Centre
Presents:
Pastor Marcel Lightbourne
and
Pastor Frederick Arnett

Offering counselling services for
Marital, Pre-Marital, Behavioral,
Familial, Substance Abuse and more.


February 28 -29 9 am 4 pm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
For further information,
please contact us @ 367-6215


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


P P T HU


Bahama Palm Shores Best Deal on Abaco,
waterfront/solid CBS 3/2, turn key, garden/fruit
trees. $299,000 net. Ph 475-2134
Cherokee Sound house for sale by owner,
3 bedroom, 2 bath. For more info call 242-
366-2081
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Hope Town, Abaco, hillside lot 100'x124'
Lucayos Subdivision No. 2, shared dock, boat
basin, paved road. $159,000 Owner financing.
Call 386-441-7041 or coconutcliff@aol.com
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great
elevations, 400 + ft. waterfront, dock & moor-
ing. $950,000. Purchaser pays 1/2 stamp tax
plus own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers
welcome. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront.
com


Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale


PROPERTY&BHOSE
^^^^^FOR SALE ^^


Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will
divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact
242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613
Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House 3 bed/
2 /2 bath, also 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Call
367-5586 or 367-5354
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, large, 1500 sf.
harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a study,
large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful Marsh
Harbour's tourist district, across from large re-
sort hotel and marina and close to all restaurants,
nightlife, car and boat rentals. Unit has weekly
rental income pot ential and long term executive
rental income possibilities. Great invetment.
$260,000 gross. Call 359-6455 of 362-1021






Sandy Point 3 bed, 3 bath, 2000 sf residence,
fully furnished, great harbour view, 26,650
sf land. price on request. 242-366-4427 or
475-7640


Scotland Cay Private island with runway golf
carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace.
Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966,
home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer-
campabacos.com
Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach.
$860,000 Email: jimnav@msn.com
Treasure 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.
Available June 2008 www.pineapplepointresort.
com 242-475-7464 or 800-545-0395 Come & see
us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open
M-F 9-4:30 pm or by appointment.





BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
http://www.bahamasvacations. com
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
town. com
Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046


Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 2 bath, brand new,
unfurnished, located off Stede Bonnet Drive.
Price $1200/ mo. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed,
2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with
beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Har-
bour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and
Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife,
car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only
$1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021
Marsh Harbour 2 bdrm fully furnished apt in
Regattas. Turn key with pillow top mattresses,
rattan furniture, flat screen TV and DVD play-
er. Pool and tennis courts on property. Move
in today. Call Billy Albury 242-557-2008 or
Michael Albury at 577-0700 for full details
Marsh Harbour apartment 1 bed, 1 bath. $750
per month. Call 367-5157 Melissa Hill
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, newly
refurbished/ fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath, gen-
erator, well water/ RO system, water softener,
8' wooden fenced backyard enclosure, 50' patio
in back yard, storage house. $2,200/ mo. Must
see to appreciate. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco
Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 1 bed/ 1
bath or 2 bed/ 1 bath apartments, both fully fur-
nished with central air, washer & dryer. Water
included. Call Lynn Dames 242-577-6571


The Bahamas Real Estate Association on Abaco meets monthly to disucss concerns
and policy. For its meeting on January 17the group had as a guest speaker Mr. Larry
Roberts of the Bahamas Realty office in Nassau who brought members up to date on
industry issues. This included discussion on foreign real estate agents skirting Baha-
mian law as this is one area reserved for Bahamians.


Section B Page 29


February 15, 2008 The Abaconian






Page 30 Section B The Abaconian


By d'Shan Maycock
Friends of the Environment announces
two exciting scholarship opportunities in
environmental education.
Student Scholarship:
The student scholarship opportunity is
available to a student currently enrolled
in an Abaco high school in grades 9-12.
The successful applicant will participate
in a 10-day expedition in July or August
at Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in
Sandy Point.


February 15, 2008


Teacher Scholarship:
Open to teachers who live and teach
full time in Abaco. The successful appli-
cant will attend the Island School Teach-
ers Conference in Cape Eleuthera on
August 3-10. The scholarship will cover
tuition, room and board and up to $300
for travel expenses.
Applications can be downloaded at
www.friendsoftheenvironment.org or
can be picked up at the Education Center
at the Friends office in Marsh Harbour.
Deadline for entries is April 18, 2008.


Environmental

scholarships are offered


members have rotated as they graduate, the
wonderful cohesiveness of the group re-
mains as they inspire all. Perhaps the most
important aspect is for students to see that
there is so much more for them to experi-
ence than just book learning when they go
on to higher education.
Forest Heights has been entertained each
visit over the past eight years and wanted to
share this phenomenal experience with the
public as well. The PTA is to be thanked
for organizing the special evening as the
balmy February weather complemented the
mood set by the group uplifting the spirits
of all who attended.


Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
S, 1f g http://www.eastemabacomethodist.com/ ..i


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


Epworth Capel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House 366-2249


Cell 466-9090
Email:
revshale@yahoo.com
All are welcome
to worship
with us
St. Andrews Methodist
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647 a


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


New Vision Ministries


Our Mission
"Turning people into
devout followers of
Jesus Christ"


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


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


S oM w oR

CHILRENS CHURCH AVAILABLE)
: 6;45PM
LIFE IN THE WORD @ 7:45PivM
THE WORD CHRISTIAN
BOOK STORE
TUESDAY-THURSDAY : 10AM-3PM
f 1T [A4 V ] j FMl FRIDAY-SATURDAY : 10AM-6PM


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


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


For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 Dtcog@coralwave.com


usiness service directory


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

Simcoe Jewellers
Fine Repairs to Jewellery Watches
Antique Clocks Barometers
Music Boxes Instruments
and other fine mechanisms
S Derek Albury 367-3098
Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour


Fyne's Pest Control Sick Copier?
Phone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 S k pi
Stephen Fynes Call the Copier Docto
Pr fessional Exterminator We make house calls!
C mmercial, Residential, Most brands serviced
Preonstruction Treatment
PO Box AB22214 We make business quality rubber stamps:
Treasure Cay Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
www.Fynes@msn.com Self-inking and traditional styles
-. Call 367-4709


Tropica Souvenirs
Straw Baskets Shirts Hats
Casual Wear Gifts Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 Marsh Harbour
Mon-Sat7:30-5 Sun10 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted


Busy Bees Daycare
Dependable, Responsible, Caring
Melissa Thompson Hill, Owner & Operator
P.O. Box AB 20909 Curlytail Cottage
Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph: 242-367-5757
E-mail: curlytailcreations@yahoo.com


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LICENSED


INSURED


BAHAMA

TILE
S Marble Granite Ceramic
Porcelain Mud Work Kitchens
Bathrooms Entire Home
Larry Lowe
La ell: 477-5966
Office: 367-0630

Beulah Wong's Photography
Photography is not just about taking a picture..
It's about capturing moments
Specializing in
Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, etc.
P.O. Box AB 20036
Casuarina Point
Abaco, Bahamas

Tel. 1-242-544-6295
Email. boo8319@hotmail.com


On February 1 students, family and
friends of Forest Heights Academy were
treated to a concert by a group of 14 stu-
dents from Princeton University. This a
capella choir creates its own backup mu-
sic with harmony and innovative sounds
which the music world refers to as beat
boxing. Shere Khan, named after the tiger
in Jungle Book, is appropriately named as
Princeton's mascot is also a tiger.
Their music surprises most every audi-
ence experiencing them for the first time
as they perform contemporary pop music
in their unique style. The group, which has
been performing for the past 15 years, vis-
ited Abaco for the third time. Even though


Shere Khan Entertains at

Forest Heights Academy


Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dump Truck
Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Foundations
Fill, rock and sand

S Fax: 242-367-2464
Tel: 242-367-2655 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322 359-6839


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Section B Page 31


Incognito The Search for a Father

Turns Up a Whole Lot More


By Michael Fosberg
Writer/performer Michael Fosberg be-
gan a personal search for his biological
father at age 34 that turned up a whole lot
more. Armed with only the name of his
father and the knowledge that he lived in
the Detroit area two decades previously,
Mr. Fosberg makes a miraculous call
which sets in motion a series of discoveries
of family of secrets and lies, confronta-
tion and reconciliation. Incognito balances
humor and emotion as it deals with race,
prejudice and life's difficult choices. In-
cognito is the resulting one-man play about
Fosberg's emotion-packed personal jour-
ney for self discovery.
It has been hailed by Chicago critics
as "one of the top theatrical events of the
2001 season." Incognito was subsequently


hailed by the Kansas City Star as "among
the most unique examples of a one-man
show that theatre goers are likely to en-
counter." Michael Fosberg has been writ-
ing, acting and directing for more than 25
years. He received a Jeff Citation for Best
Actor for his performance in Sam Shepa-
rd's Savage/Love.
More information about the play can be
gathered from his website at www.incogni-
totheplay.com.
Show info Change Ministries Sunday
February 17th 6p.m. Free Admission
Forest Heights Academy February 18th
10:30 a.m. (students only)
Showings at other high schools will be
held during this week as well. All show-
ings are FREE.


The Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and
The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation are
now accepting applications for academic
and technical scholarships for study at
approved institutions in the US, Canada,
UK and the Caribbean.
Applicants must be Bahamian citizens
and pledge to return to The Bahamas upon
completion of their studies. Academic
scholarships are available at undergradu-
ate, graduate and doctorate levels. Tech-
nical scholarships are for individuals who
wish to train or upgrade skills in areas
where there is a shortage of well qualified
Bahamians in the work force.
Beginning with applications for the
2008-2009 academic year, greater em-
phasis is being placed on the financial
need and resources of each applicant. In
addition, applicants are required to pro-
vide documentation detailing all other of-
fers of financial aid from the college or
university and other scholarship grants
and educational loans.


For the first time, applicants for aca-
demic scholarships will be asked to sub-
mit two short essays, one based on a
compulsory theme and the other on the
applicant's choice among three topics pro-
vided. These essays will give candidates
the opportunity to describe their achieve-
ments, challenges, talents and aspirations
beyond those reflected in their academic
record.
Detailed information and application
forms are available at www.lyfordcay-
foundation.org. Forms may also be ob-
tained from high school guidance coun-
selors.
The deadline for academic scholarship
applications is March 31, 2008. Complet-
ed applications for technical scholarships
must be received by May 1, 2008.
For additional information about the
Foundations' academic and technical
scholarships please e-mail scholarships@
lyfordcayfoundation.org or call 242-362-
4910.


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Items for Sale. Commercial Service. Cars & Boats


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





Professional photographer wanted, 5 yrs or
more experience. Take resume to GWS office
in Marsh Harbour.
Sea Spray is looking for an assistant dock
master. Must be motivated to work. Must
have high school diploma, BJC certificate or
equivalent. Call 366-0065
Sales and Marketing manager wanted for
Ocean Frontier Vacation Club on Guana Cay.
The position will be commission based and will
require that the person live on Guana Cay. Call
888-541-1616 for information
Seeking Professional Bookkeeper
Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel.
Deliver resume and references to Bahama
Beach Club, Treasure Cay
Sales and Marketing Manager wa nted for
Ocean Frontiers Vacation Club on Guana Cay.
The position will be commission based and will
require that the person live on Guana Cay. Call
888-541-1616



Rent-room mate $300 per month, Murphy
Tonw, includes utilities. Call Mr. Cooper at
475-8141.




2 4-seater dining sets $200 each. 1 coffee table
$35. Call 357-6536
5 drawer used filing cabinets, good condition.
Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442



For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service


94 Toyota Camry LE includes Sirius sat.
radio and sound system, excellent condition.
$6,000 ONO Ph 577-0457


2 2005 Yamaha Raptors, 4 wheelers, like
new, run great, on Abaco. Call 242-426-
4014




Continental aluminum boat trailer for 17'
to 21' boat. Asking price $3,000 OBO. Call
359-6574
15' Flats Boat 2003 Mitzi, 40 HP Yamaha and
trailer. DUTY PAID $7500. 843-263-4050





16' Paramount, new 90 HP Yamaha w/ less
than 200 hours. Great riding boat. Asking
$8000 but will take offers. Call 365-5003





18' Fiberglass w/ 55 Mariner. in excellent
condtion and great for crawfishing, etc. Call
366-2071 for price
18' 1999 Aluminum hull Stabicraft w/ F100
Yamaha (600 hours) and EZ load trailer. $6000
OBO Call 366-4155


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


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


22' Donzi Classic, 1990, Hull only. No engine
or outdrive. $7850 OBO Call 577-0098


23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 10,000.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326


24' Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser 1987
diesel engine, 9'6" beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine
HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift.
DUTY PAID $29,000 Phone 242-365-8175
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-4' on IKwC W/ UrlaIIn new Uro, z. v nr CU
player, 2 new marine batteries, T-top, outrig-
gers. Needs engine. Hull only $8000. Call
365-5003


BOAT : & MARINEITEM
FO6SL


25' Mako Irish Eyes, center console, hydraulic
steering, rigged for fishing with outriggers,
down rod, fishfinder, VHF, has leaning post
and all seat cushions, Bimini top, in beautiful
condition, all wood hatches replaced with S
tarboard, stainless boarding ladder, 2 anchors,
life preservers, 225 Evinrude, low hours, just
completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY
PAID. $15,500 Call 365-8188
25' Trimaran Performance sail boat, S.T.
winches, #3 sails, 8 HP O.B., new bottom.
$8, 500 Ph. 366-0552


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







38' Uniflight, great live-aboard boat, ready
to move on. Houseboat offers 2 solar panels,
inverter, 12,000 BTU A/C, 130 HP Yamaha,
hydraulic steering from the bow, 100 gal water
tank, 70 gal gas tank, fridge, stove, all kitchen
equip. Asking $25,000 OBO Call 365-5003


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


ELBOW CAY
Well located waterfront
home featuring 3 bed-
rooms, 2 baths, a well
equipped kitchen, large
living area, wrap-around
deck, amazing views
and possible dockage.
$1,275,000. Ref. PS10565


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


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Amazing 3.64 acre prop-
erty featuring three sep-
arate cottages totaling 3
bedrooms, a private
dock, and views over
the Sea of Abaco, Tahiti
Beach and Tilloo Cut.
$1,100,000. Ref. AS10889


GREAT GUANA CAY
Unique 12.5 acre sea-to-
sea estate with a 2 bed-
room residence,
fantastic views, and a
boat basin. Ideal for a
private estate or com-
mercial development.
$12,950,000. Ref. AS10867


CHEROKEE SOUND
One-of-a-kind 2 bed-
room, 2 bath rustic villa
on a 17,000 sq. ft. site el-
evated to 60 ft. provid-
ing wondrous views and
completed by a base-
ment and beach access.
$405,000. Ref. AS10883


GOVERNMENT SUB.
Beautiful open plan
home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
$450,000. Ref. AS10598


HOPE TOWN
Choose from two 3 bed-
room, 2 bath newly built
cottages with varied in-
teriors. Enjoy great
views of the Atlantic and
Hope Town's harbour.
$995,000 each
Ref. PS10637 & PS10638


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


MARSH HARBOUR
Sea-to-sea retreat on a
3/4 acre lot within a
prestigious community.
Accented by a 2 bed-
room main house, sepa-
rate master suite, guest
cottage, and a boat lift
$2,315,000. Ref. AS 10877


MARSH HARBOUR
Collection of 2 bedroom



Svelopment offering a
S pool and private beach.
Starting at $445,000
Ref. AS 10890


GREAT CISTERN
Well built fourplex com-
prising four 2 bedroom,
1 bath units. Excellent
investment opportunity
with great rental income
potential. Just minutes
to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS10751


ELBOW CAY
Well protected, 20,000
sq. ft. lot in the quiet
- -Buttonwood Subd. Just
moments away from the
community dock offer-
ing perfect dockage for
your runabout.
$145,000. Ref. PS10629


LUBBERS QUARTERS
8.7 acre pristine water-
front property with a 20
ft. bluff and amazing
views. Great invest-
ment for a hideaway
home or a development
of subdivided lots.
$1,220,000. Ref. AB5145


CHEROKEE SOUND
Moderately sloping sea
view lot comprising
34,922 sq. ft. with easy
access to the beach and
the Abaco Club, and all
utilities. Ideal setting
for your dream home.
$425,000. Ref. AS10872


TREASURE CAY
Beautiful 8 acre parcel
on pristine Basin Har-
bour Cay perfect for a
secluded getaway or an
eco-resort if purchased
and combined with ad-
jacent 9+ acre tract
$280,000. Ref. AS10897


MARSH HARBOUR
Last chance to obtain a
homesite in the presti-
gious and gated Great
Abaco Club. This 7,630
sq. ft. canal lot has easy
access to pool, tennis
courts, and beach.
$399,500. Ref. AS10731


WHITE SOUND
Gorgeous 15,500 sq. ft.
beachfront lot with 75 ft.
of amazing water
frontage, endless ocean
vistas, and views of
White Sound and Sea-
spray Resort.
$485,000. Ref. PS10618


ELBOW CAY
Picture perfect 8,709 sq.
ft. lot in tranquil Little
Point. Near the beach
with superb views of the
Atlantic and Hope
Town's candy-striped
lighthouse.
$179,500. Ref. PS10614


MER SOLEIL Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
Executive 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath vacation home in a gated com-
munity. Recent swimming pool addition, ocean views and a 50
ft. layalong boat slip. Starting at $3,950/week. Ref. AR10556

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2008 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 Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force band accompanied the Abaco Police officers, Defence Force officers, Immigration, Customs and Road Traffic members to Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town where Bishop Anthony Campbell, President of the Abaco Christiam Council, was the speaker. By Jennifer Hudson The Royal Bahamas Police Force, Abaco District, held its annual church ser vice on February 3 at the Grace Baptist Church in Dundas Town. The service was conducted by the Abaco Christian Council and also attended by members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, Bahamas Immigration Department, Bahamas Customs Department and Road Traffic Department as well as members of Local Government and members of the public wishing to show support for their local Law Enforcement officers. The service was moderated by Bishop Clifford Henfield, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church and Treasurer of the Abaco Chris tian Council. Pastors from many other churches on Abaco took part in the scrip ture readings and prayers and the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band from Nassau led the music. Bishop Henfield introduced Abaco’s new Officer in Charge of the Abaco Police Please see Police Page 6 BahamaHost held graduation ceremony By Jennifer Hudson There was a definite mood of excite ment at the Bahamahost Graduation Ceremony held at the Methodist Church Hall in Dundas Town on January 21st. This year’s 22 graduates showed that they were not only joyful at having reached the stage of graduation but had also thoroughly enjoyed their training course. Mr. Samuel Gardiner, Senior Director of Training and Education, spoke to the group stating that it gave him a good feeling to come to Abaco. He reminisced Graduates of the BahamaHost program offered by the Ministry of Tourism proudly display their certificates showing that they successfully completed the course. The BahamaHost program gives a backgroud of information about many facets of Bahamian life, history, culture and geography as well as suggestions of how to present ourselves to visitors. Please see Bahamahost Page 2 Outstanding students By Jennifer Hudson Abaco is the first Family Island to benefit from the Telemedicine Pilot Programme. This programme is now operating between the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau and the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic and “will do wonders for the residents of Abaco,” stated the Minister of Health and Social Development, Dr. Hubert Minnis. “Patients can be examined by an Emergency Room team in New Providence in ‘real time’.” “Telemedicine is the quickly developing practice of communicating medical information via video-conferencing to carry out rapid consultation with specialists. The Students with outstanding academic records and those who have made sporting re cords were recognized by the Ministry of Education in a special ceremony on January 30. This island-wide ceremony was hosted by Mrs. Lenora Black, Abaco’s Education Superintendent. She is shown here giving a laptop computer to Stephanie Sweeting, who had the island’s highest BJC grades. Laptops were given as awards to her and to Matthew Wedgewood, who had the highest grades on the BGCSE exam. Mr. Jim Richard, principal of Forest Heights Academy, the school that both students attended last year, is on the right. See story on page 14. Please see Telemedicine Page 4 on stream on Abaco

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Bahamahost From Page 1 on the days when there was no office here and how long it took to go from Sandy Point all the way up north. He spoke of the findings of the Ministry’s Research Department whose surveys show that Abaco comes highly recommended with 98 per cent of visitors saying that they are likely to return to Abaco and 83 percent saying that they would be very likely to do so. The Abaco Experience Report Cards show all positives for the right factors for va cations both in and out of the hotel. “We are looking especially for positives away from the hotel such as cleanliness, personal safety, food, service and taxis,” stated Mr. Gardiner. “It is hard becoming the best but it is equally hard staying the best. The Abaco experience is quite unique and first class. Abaco has been and continues to be a leader.” Central Abaco Senior Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper, congratulated the graduates. “It is no accident that Abaco has the highest percentage in terms of repeat visitors and it is very commendable. We must, however, remember that tourism is everybody’s business, and we all have a stake and responsibility to enhance the vis itor experience,” he admonished. “Tour ists these days are very eco-sensitive and see how we take care of our environment. Tourism is the life blood of our economy, and we all need to take more personal re sponsibility.” Mr. Cooper suggested that now is maybe the time to introduce a pro gramme like the Bahamahost programme into the school system, making it a prerequisite for Grade 12 students in order to graduate. Training and Education Officer wiht Tourism, Ms. Dushinka Roberts, in her Bahamahost overview, expressed her excitement that this is the first session in which men outnumber women by far. She informed the group that since the Bahama host foundation was first laid in 1978 as a training programme to upgrade knowledge and skills, 30,000 people have participated in the programme. Ms. Roberts alluded to Mr. Cooper’s suggestion about taking a Bahamahost programme into the schools by informing that the Ministry of Tourism intends to tap into the school system be ginning February 2008. The first school to begin the programme will be the S.C. Boo tle High School with Abaco Central High School following later. Captain Pedro Maycock, who was the recipient of the special award for gaining the highest score and displaying the kind of attitude the organizers wanted to see in a Bahamahost graduate, gave an overview of the Bahamahost experience. “This was a positive and everlasting experience which cannot be touched,” he said. “We bonded friendships and ideas; we learned but had a good time and will now take the informa tion out and share it with others.” Introducing the keynote speaker was Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary, Min istry of Tourism and Aviation, who told the graduates, “This is a time to step back and see where we are and a time for soul searching. We can either keep the status quo or move forward.” In presenting the Hon. Neko C. Grant, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Mr. Nairn described him as a man who “hit the ground running and knows where he wants to take his Minis try. A man who is going to make a difference.” Mr. Grant began, “This is the first op portunity for me to address Bahamahost graduates on Abaco since taking up my post. He then referred to the idea which had previously been mentioned of taking the Bahamahost programme into the schools and informed that he intends to take it even further by putting it on-line and taking it to the world. He was impressed that, during a period of 18 months, Bahamahost pro grammes, which cover history, geography, culture, economics and natural resources, had been held from Sandy Point to Crown Haven. Mr. Grant mentioned a statement made by the Prime Minister that tourism is un dergoing a change; many people are now ecosensitive and are looking towards the smaller resorts rather than the larger hotels. “They will be more likely to return if they see that we are sharing their vision and one of the ways we can do this is by keeping the beaches clean,” stated Mr. Grant. He made a strong charge to the Bahamahost graduates to take the message far and wide. “Guests want to receive quality experience for every vacation dollar spent and we are depending on the Bahamahost graduates to provide information to visitors to enable them to enjoy the beautiful island of Abaco and cause them to return. Our guests help us to feed, clothe and educate our children; you are each now an ambassador and you must demonstrate it. Outshine the competi tors, be the best in the industry and at pro -Tourism celebrates 22 Bahamahost graduates On Abaco for the graduation of the most recent class of BahamaHost was the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Neko Grant, left. With him are Ms. Simone Bowe, in charge of Human Resources with Baker’s Bay, and Mr. Sammy Gardiner with Tourism. Please see BahamaHost Page 6

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 www.SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SEþcCTION B, PAGE 3 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #4246NEW LISTING-Lot #8. Surfers rest near white sound, corner lot, not far from ocean. Build up and you will have a great ocean view. $183,500. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #4009, Aunt Pat’s Bay, 12 water view lots with underground utilities, paved roads and dockage. From $295,000 per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3966 Ocean View Community, Three 1/3 acre lots with beach access. $218,000. per lot. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3844 Fishing Point Hill, residential or commercial building site with shared dock. $200,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2286, Two Sea to Sea Lot, deep water, 4.527 acres. þ / $975,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3947, Lot #143 Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters is approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury: 242.367.5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS #3410, Lot #16 AOC , great lot with access to water within 100ft. priced to sell at $125,000 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.504 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2374, Interior lots Abaco Ocean Club from $52,500. TILLOO CAY #1836,Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside interior lots, shared dock from $150,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 Jane Patterson t 242.366.0035Laurie Schreiner t. 242.367.5046 Stan Sawyer t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury t 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES#3989, NEW LISTING -Section 2 Block 1, Lot 15. Directly across the street from a white sandy beach. $182,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #3017, Section 3 Block 14, Lot 20, $40,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #4071 Lot 43, good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury: 242.365.5046 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #4007, Aunt Pat’s Bay Lot #20, 1/3 acre on the Sea of Abaco with protected dockage. $665,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #2969-Big Point, acre beachfront property with 90 ft. beach, 1 mile south of town. US$595,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN l ELBOW CAY #3952, Lot M North End of Elbow Cay. Beach and dock access near by. Stunning sunset. $325,000. Jane Patterson: 242.366.0035 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 #3967 þFFAR þNNIENTE BEACHFRONT 4 bed 5 bath, 5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach, near public dock, turnkey. $2,490,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #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 #3824 PINK SAND B EþsST B EACHFRONT property on the island, 3/4 acre, 5 minutes south of Hope Town. Building plans included. $990,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3945 þDDORROþsS þCCOVE WATER þV VIEþwsWS of the Atlantic Ocean, Tilloo Cut and Sea of Abaco. Dedicated dock slip at Tahiti Beach. $336,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3921 þAAUNT PAT’þsS BAY þHHARþbBOUR þV VIEþwsWS Lot 5, beautiful views of the ocean and White Sound Harbour. $475,000.Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.003 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3330 F INDERþsS þKKEEþpPERþsS þOOCEAN þV 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 NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4161 þAATLANTIC þDDREAM þOOCEANFRONT þLLOT #6 Excellent elevation and designated boat slip at Tahiti beach. $750,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3125 þFFALKþsS þNNEþsST þCCOMMUNITY DOCK þsSTEþpsPS Aþw W AY, 2 bed 2.5 bath, tastefully furnished. Large lot with room for another house. $599,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #2638 WINDOVER SEA þV 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 #3125 SIROCCO þHHOUþsSE þOOCEANFRONT, 4 bed, 3 bath home with central A/C, tile throughout and cypress tongue and groove. $1,500,000. Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #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 NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #3928 þHHIGH þHHOþpPEþsS þOOCEANþsSIDE 3 bed 2 bath cottage providing peaceful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely Priced. $1,175,000 242.366.0035 ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4235 PINEAþppPPLE H ILL þF FAþbB ULOUþsS newly built 3b/2b in Dorros Cove. Stunning ocean view and dock slip. Absolutely turnkey. $1,395,000.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW PRICE NEW PRICE ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4236 þMMARINE’þsS þLLANDING þOOCEANFRONT Lot 3C, ocean and sea views. Dock slip. Building plans included. $679,900.Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING ELBOW CAY l HOPE TOWN #4214 SAVANNAH þHHILL WATER þV 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 NEW LISTING

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Page 4 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Telemedicine From Page 1 project utilizes the latest fibre optic tech nology enabling patients on Abaco to be seen and examined by physicians from the emergency room at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau,” he explained during his address to staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital during the annual visit of the Governor General in December. The teleconferencing system was set up in the Marsh Harbour Clinic by AMD Telemedicine, a company from Massachu setts. Mr. Montino Roberts of Nassau is the IT Consultant for the Public Hospitals Authority and is the Programme Manager responsible for the link between Abaco and Nassau. The installation of the system was completed on November 29 and the entire staff of the Marsh Harbour Clinic underwent a weekend of training on how to utilize the equipment. The nurses received instruction in how to set up the equipment in readiness for the doctors and both Doc tors Swarna received further training in how to use the equipment. The Telemedicine Project was commis sioned in an official ceremony at the Prin cess Margaret Hospital on December 3. Abaco was connected with Nassau and the system was tried out on a volunteer patient. Dr. Minnis was able to listen to the person’s heartbeat in Nassau and also examined the patient’s ear. A stetho scope, otoscope, ophthalmoscope and zoom camera are all part of the equipment. After reviewing the telemedi cine project, Dr. Minnis stated, “I was, in deed, excited about the tremendous potential this has for enhanced delivery in our Family Islands.” Dr. Swarna demonstrated the way in which he operates the equipment. Using a remote control he is able to con nect with the emergency room in Nassau where a light flickers just a few feet from the nurses’ station to show that he is calling. There they have two big screens on which they can see the patient in the Marsh Harbour clinic and can watch exactly what Dr. Swarna is doing. Dr. Swarna is able to move the camera and control the angle in order to get the best view of the patient and the physician in Nassau is also able to move the camera if he needs to see the pa tient from a different angle. Dr. Swarna has a magnification camera which can be placed on a tripod if desired and this is used to zoom in on skin lesions, bruises and small or deep cuts. “The view they re ceive in Nassau is very good and there is also a speaker which picks up everything that is said very clearly,” he states. The equipment can be moved to any of the treatment rooms and the labour room. Dr. Swarna stressed that the telemedicine system is “point to point,” not via the Internet so that privacy is ensured. The doc tors have to get consent from the patient before telemedicine can be used. A consent form must be signed and consent must also be given for the procedure to be recorded in Nassau. “The telemedicine system is used for consultation only in serious cases,” stated Dr. Swarna. “It has been used three times since its inception and in all three cases the patients were well managed. One was a patient with very high blood pressure and intra-cranial bleeding, one was a diabetic whose sugar was way out of control and the third was a road traffic accident victim who suffered multiple fractures. In all cas es the patients were able to be better sta bilized before being flown into Nassau.” Dr. Swarna is hoping that the telemedicine system will cut down on the number of ex pensive air ambulance flights as the patient will be better managed and if needing to receive treatment in Nassau, will be able to travel to Nassau by charter flight instead of an air ambulance which is far less ex pensive. A patient may be able to remain in the community and receive proper care and management. According to Dr. Swarna there is now a plan underway to get dietitians from Nas sau on the screen. They will be able to give counseling for diabetics, hypertension and obesity. Dr. Bullard, Consultant in Acci dent and Emergency at the Princess Margaret Hospital who is in charge of the Tele medicine Project, is planning very soon to get a pediatrician, dermatologist and cardiologist into the system so that clinics can be conducted via telemedicine here in Marsh Harbour which will save patients having to travel into Nassau. An appointment will be made and an individual consultation car ried out with a specialist right in the Marsh Harbour clinic. Telemedicine is being run as a pilot project here on Abaco for 12 months, at the end of which time it will be reviewed with a view to expanding to other Family Islands. “Abaco was selected as the first Family Island on which to launch the pro gramme because, along with Eleuthera and Exuma it places the greatest stress and fi nancial burden on the air ambulance service and Abaco possesses the technological infrastructure that Eleuthera and Exuma do Dr. Banaja Swarna is shown with the monitor of the telemedi cine equipment that will connect the Marsh Harbour Govern ment Clinic with doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau. This will mean that seriously ill patients can be treated locally by specialists in Nassau who can monitor the patients with the aid of this equipment. It means that fewer patients will require an air ambulance service but rather can use the much less expensive charter services. Please see Telemedicine Page 6

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Police From Page 1 Uniformed services attend annual serviceDistrict, Supt. Theophilus Cunningham, telling him that the members of the Christian Council and all church ministers will give him full support and he can call on them at any time for support. Senior Administrator, Mr. Cephas Cooper, also welcomed Supt. Cunningham saying that he knows him well as they had worked together previously on other islands and they have a very good relationship. “I feel he will do very well for Abaco as he has some really good ideas, and he will have my full support along with members of local government,” stated Mr. Cooper. A very fitting sermon was preached by Bishop Anthony Campbell, Pastor of the Dundas Town Church of God and Presi dent of the Abaco Christian Council. He began by drawing an analogy using Super Bowl Sunday. “Today is Super Bowl Sun day and after the game a Most Valuable Player will be chosen. But there is another game and we know who the Most Valuable Player is Jesus Christ, and every day is Super Bowl Sunday,” he told the congregation. He went on to speak to the police about Nehemiah who, while building a wall was asked to come down but said that he could not until the wall was finished. “Just as Ne hemiah rallied the people so that they had a mind to work, so must you do,” he told the police officers. “There are many ills in this country. There are mothers who know that their children are not working and earning any money, yet they close their eyes when, at Christmas, their sons are buying all sorts of new furniture and other stuff. There are fathers who every day have sex with their daughters. People know who they are but will not come out and say it. Now there are young girls selling their bodies for cell phones.” Bishop Campbell charged the Police Officers. “You have a government job, you collect a salary but you must really work for that salary.” He also reminded them. “Only God has caused them still to be alive so it is fitting that they come to church to thank Him.” A very significant and moving part of these annual services is the Remembrance of the Deceased when the names are read of those who have “fallen from the ranks” during the previous year followed by the playing of the Last Post and Reveille while the Colours of the Bahamas and Police Standard are lowered. At the closing of this joyful and mean ingful service a march of officers was led by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band to the Methodist Church Hall where refreshments were served. 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 ing quality service. Enjoy what you do and maintain national pride. Your country is dependent on each and every one of you. Congratulations to all of you.” The moment had arrived for which the graduates had worked hard and they were presented with their Bahamahost pins and graduation certificates by Executive Training Officer, Abaco Tourist Office, Ms. Dushinka Roberts, assisted by Mr. Archie Nairn and Mr. Dennis Knowles of Al bury’s Ferry. This year’s graduating class included several employee of the Albury’s Ferry Service. Following this, presenta tions were made by the graduates to sev eral of the dignitaries. The more formal sections of the eve ning’s programme were interspersed with a skit and a song performed by the gradu ates and a musical selection by violinist Jennifer Hudson.BahamaH ost From Page 2 not posses,” stated Minister of Health, Dr. Minnis. Dr. Swarna explained that there is a direct line connecting Nassau with Marsh Harbour. Looking toward the future, Dr. Minnis stated, “Telemedicine technology, in time, will allow persons seeking second opinions abroad to obtain those opinions without set ting foot outside The Bahamas. Our intent is truly to make this a global issue.” Telemedicine From Page 4

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . . . BEC and our environmentThe 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, Vernique Russell, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Betsy Bracey, Candace Key, John Hedden, Stone McEwan, Justin Noice, Lee þ þ Pinder, Janet Reingold, Timothy Roberts 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 Generally Speaking . . . Fine tuning the engineBy S. T. Roberts “We often say that tourism is the engine of the Bahamian economy. Truthfully, it is our lifeline. We should treat it as such. Too often we do not. ” Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham (01/31/08 at the Launch of National Tourism Week) We are at a time in our history that the way into are future is not absolutely clear. Economically speaking, the Bahamas teeters on the edge of a precipice; and should there be no definitive solution, we just may fall.The Frightening RealityWith the economy of the United States resting on uncertainty and seemingly des tined for a recession, we can only hope and pray that it is short lived. Mingle a weak dollar with the pressures of our regional competition in the Caribbean which has become increasingly popular in the last decade or more and we have a Bahamas set precariously on the edge of our own reces sion, one that may take us longer to re cover from than America likely will from theirs. I can only hope that we strengthen our main industry: that we as a people realize the importance of our every action as a tourist destination. The numbers in recent years of unsatisfied visitors has risen to disturbing levels, while other destinations in the Caribbean are less expensive and more courteous. We need to dedicate ourselves to maintaining our position as THE premier destination in our region, setting even loftier standards of service for everyone else to use as an example of “how to do tourism.” I still advocate diversification of our economy. We are too reliant on one in dustry to support our economy. If for any reason that industry falters, we will all hurt economically. We have all our eggs in one basket, to use an old clich.The Necessary ReactionWe must we absolutely have to get a new vision for our country, its tourism industry and its economic structure. The Prime Minister touched on this in his speech at the Launch of National Tourism Week, noting how worldwide tourism has grown extensively and tourism in our region is barely growing, lead by Cuba and the Dominican Republic. To our Prime Minister the answer is simple: “Our task is not rocket science; in many instances it is simple common sense. Our destination must be clean – friendly – safe efficient cost effective interest ing – diverse .” He also spoke of some rethinking of the industry with a change of perspective on things such as time-share properties, sec ond home ownership and eco-touristic type properties. The picture painted of the possible “new direction” sounds a lot like the industry as it is on Abaco today. The catch phrase is “sustainability” and it refers to a product that involves our natural environment, our culture and our history. Mr. Ingraham continued. “ Of equal im portance is the need to be conscious of, and sensitive to, the environmental stewardship that many of today’s tourists expect. This is, of course, important not only to meet expectations of our visitors but to ensure the sustainability of the industry and the preservation of our natural and cultural heritage .” He then made some interesting state ments, and we on Abaco know much about the need for this already, that his government is committed to making “increased use of social and economic impact assess ments when considering large development projects, so that we can achieve a desired balance between investors’ requirements and those of the communities in which these projects will reside. ” I feel we need to be diligent in seeing that this is followed through by his government and that we are allowed the proper input in how our island grows. The Prime Minister spoke of many fixes and upgrades to the “congested, shabby and run-down” city of Nassau. He also spoke of utilizing the diverse nature of the Family Islands while benefitting the people of those islands. He said, “While not es chewing all large-scale development in the Family Islands, we must guard against the urbanization of small, intimate settlements Various groups have been concerned with Abaco’s environment and heritage over the years. Evidence is seen in the es tablishment of the parrot park to the south and a horse preserve to the north. Our two museums and an active environmental group show further concern for preserving our past and protecting our future. The Ba hamas National Trust has just established an Abaco office. We even have an environ mental group so dedicated that they have taken a Guana Cay issue to the highest court in the land. However, for all our concerns for our environment, no one seems to be perturbed about the potentially serious consequences of the proposed power plant by the Baha mas Electricity Corporation. This plant is being considered inland from Wilson City. The plan now calls for generators using Bunker C fuel oil. The use of Bunker C has the potential to lower the cost of electricity as it is the next cheapest energy source after coal. It is sometimes referred to as liquid coal as it is nearly as messy and polluting as coal. Bunker C is a thick black semi-viscus liquid similar to the liquid tar used to surface roads. It is thick enough to require be ing heated to push it through pipelines or be used as an engine fuel. The exhaust emissions from a Bunker C fueled plant are high in sulphur compounds, contributing to acid rain. As a country, we have not had any direct experience with the consequences of acid rain. However, our prevailing southeast winds will carry the exhaust plume from Wilson City over farm lands and water reserves to the north and further on to Central Abaco. Perhaps the emissions are small enough and the disper sal area is large enough to minimize the consequences. Equipment using Bunker C has much higher maintenance requirements and as sociated costs than engines using diesel fuels. We do not know the net effect of cheaper fuel coupled with higher mainte nance. But as a country, we are not noted for being particularly good at maintaining equipment. One of the key requirements for the new BEC plant is a location which allows direct tanker access for fuel oil deliveries. The present plant is using approximately 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel each day, delivered by truck. A shallow draft coastaltanker delivering 100,000 gallons is providing only a five day supply. Since BEC’s present policy is to main tain a uniform price for electricity throughout the islands, A higher or lower cost at any one plant would make a minimal dif ference to their overall production costs. BEC is mandated to make electricity and to this end our laws discourage or prohibit innovations which might cause BEC to sell less electricity. The need for more electricity to service a growing economy is met with expansion plans with little apparent thought to con serving power by consumers or for envi ronmental consequences. Aggressive elec trical conservation measures in many parts of the world have resulted in power plants being able to service growing populations. Typically, there is unused capacity to produce power between midnight and dawn. Some power districts have found innovative ways to capitalize on this underused capacity to offset power requirements during the day. A simple example is a cheaper electric rate for customers making their hot water after midnight, controlled by a clock. However, we recognize that devices controlled by conventional clocks on Aba co have problems giving reliable time due to power outages. We expect to hear more from government as plans for the new BEC plant become known. As a country, we are short of water; yet there is minimal effort directed to con servation. Shortages of water are usually met with expansion plans to produce more, followed by grumblings over the foreign exchange needed to pay for the added fuel requirements. The Water and Sewerage Corporation is mandated to sell us water; therefore, water saving measures are not widely encouraged. Our politicians and upper level civil servants are beginning to recognize various conservation measures. Global warming issues have brought some of this concern to our attention. Being a low coastal coun try, rising sea levels are a major concern for future generations. While the Bahamas attends global conferences and agrees with the various trea ties and strategies, very little is done locally in support of these global strategies. Agreeing with decisions in the Pacific to show that we are in accord with world concerns does not mean we scrap existing technology. It strongly implies that design ing a power plant from scratch gives the opportunity to show that we care about global issues and can take the necessary steps to cooperate in these matters. For example, reducing carbon emissions globally is an often mentioned goal. Since we don’t have smokestack industries, we are left out of this solution. However, we do have the opportunity to show that we are concerned by installing a carbon-friendly generating plant on Abaco. On a global scale, this would be a minuscule contribu tion, but it fits Abaco’s image as being a leader in issues of this nature. Installing a carbon belching power station deep in the woods does not fit with Abaco’s goals or image. Our new sanitary landfill is an example of an upgrade, and using the latest tech nology. A new dump was needed. Rather than replicating a similar dump further out of sight, a state-of-the-art land-fill was designed. If it was done right, it will pay dividends to our environment for years to come. We have been told that The Bahamas is the largest emitter of carbon in the Carib bean, probably from our extensive fleet of motor vehicles. We will be adding to these emissions when a new Bunker C generat ing comes on-line. Remedies to reduce these emissions here might be as simple as a graduated duty based on engine size, a vehicle with a small engine would pay lower duty while large engines would pay higher duty. How much horsepower does it take to move around on New Providence, an island 21 miles long, where most of the engine time is spent stuck in traffic? We are dismayed that none of our various environmental groups or quasi-govern mental groups are engaged in these issues of which Bunker C is only a minor com ponent. Individually, we install curly light bulbs or adjust our water heaters to reduce our electric consumption, but there is no col lective effort in these conservation issues. Some countries distribute or subsidize the energy efficient compact flourescent light bulbs as an energy saving measure. When these bulbs are widely used, the energy savings to the power plant are significant. These are just two examples of the ways we can conserve electricity.We are not aware of the status of the new BEC plans. It is possible that the engines are on order. This is another case where some public consultation would have been in order. In closing, we should commend govern ment for recently establishing a high level group to explore alternate energy sources and to consider legislative changes to facil itate energy innovation. Hopefully, sugges tions from the public will be welcomed. Please see Page 29

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Letters to the EditorOrder 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 were a few answers provided for questions arising from the concern and talk that was rapidly spreading through the town. The entire content of the spreading news is too much to list here. But as you may imagine (if you didn’t hear for yourself), it ranged from mild concern to dreadful. Anyway, let’s skip ahead. A public town meeting was scheduled and one of the primary shareholders of said development was invited to provide a presentation of facts to the community in the hopes that it would quell at least most of the concerns. I think this is when we as a community started to tread on dangerous ground. The supposed developer agreed to attend. He showed evidence that the property which was just purchased was done so following the proper channels and law. There are not any building permits applied for. If there were to be, they would not include condos or foreign labour. Even if there was still reason to remain concerned about certain issues and causes, to keep a watchful eye on this property as things unfold. There was no call for how certain folks presented themselves out of supposed concern for our community. I think we should be willing to show con cern and act if necessary. But we must do it in a controlled, well informed, respectful and intelligent manner. The giggling, murmuring and even applause at certain times was completely uncalled for. I don’t think a very good job was done of presenting this community as the smart, fair and forward thinking people that I would like to consid er us to be. It seemed more along the lines of a witch hunt, by which it seemed that no matter what would been said that night the ruling would have been to condemn. It seemed as though (at least a few people) did not come to listen to what information was going to be presented at all! There’s a saying about those who live in glass houses being careful with stones. It seems that not everyone in that room that night got that memo. I sincerely hope that there was not any harm done to the relationship between our local community and some of the second homeowners who were present, whether longstanding or new. Whether we would all like to admit it or not or possibly even tell them once in awhile, the quality of life we all enjoy here on Abaco would not be possible with out them and our continuously returning visitors. Let’s try not to take anything for granted. Let’s continue to stick together and seek resolve to any concern that may present itself, but without regret! þ A Concer ned Bahamian Resident Ashamed of the attitude Dear Editor, I am ashamed to say I am from Hope Town after the recent actions of my fellow Bahamians! Recently there were two public town meetings held in Hope Town to discuss the purchase of property by a non-Baha mian. The Bahamas Foreign Investment Board approved the purchase. The property in question is a 40-year-old subdivision owned by a non-Bahamian that had been on the market for years. One of the “concerns” was that the town was not informed of the sale or the inten tions of the purchaser. Properties are being sold here all the time, and the town is un aware of any of the particulars. Since when do you have to inform the community that you are buying or selling property? I can understand the community’s con cerns about development. We would prefer not to see large scale projects such as con dos, hotels, etc, but subdivisions are not new to Elbow Cay. I can count at least 10. So why is everybody getting so riled up about this one? It seems that we are fine with things if is “our friends” that do it, but when it is just “anyone” else, it isn’t ok. “I” can sell my property to a foreigner, but “you” can’t sell yours. Another “concern” I heard was that all the Bahamian land is being sold to foreigners. WAKE UP PEOPLE! WHO IS SELLING THEM THE PROPERTY! It was all Bahamian owned at one time. There has only been one subdivision that the devel oper sold exclusively to Bahamians. But guess what? Some of those same Bahami ans have since sold their lots to foreigners for a profit. The purchaser agreed to fly in to speak to the public. Some people went on a ram page and condemned this man and his partners for purchasing the property. You would have thought that he was trying to build a 500-room hotel and casino. Were these people just upset because they did not make the sales commission? If everyone is so concerned about the price of property, all they have to do is stage a few more of these public meetings. Word will get out that we don’t want the non-Bahamians here. Give it some time and word will get around. We will start seeing less and less people. Tourism will plummet, locals will start losing jobs and then our property values will start to drop. Soon the value will be so low that now all us poor locals can buy. The problem is that no one will have any money to buy the land because we have driven away our main source of income. If we want to preserve some property for our generations, we have to be self-dis ciplined. Before you sell property, think about your family and their children. If you are worried about large pieces being sold off to non-Bahamians, come up with a solution and as a group present it to gov ernment. Maybe we can suggest that any future developments have a percentage sold to Bahamians with the stipulation that it has to be resold to Bahamians. Going after a guy who did everything legally is not the way to reverse something that WE started in the first place. We might want to think about how we may have offended the very people that have helped make this island successful. Our second homeowners and investors are here because of our beautiful island and friendly caring locals. I think we owe them an apology! Let’s put an end to this child ish behavior! þ Ashamed FNM attitudeTo The Abaconian, Please allow me a space in your letter column. Looking at the FNM rally was most dis turbing and disgusting, to say the least. I thought the Prime Minister and his mem bers were going to bring to the nation the things they had achieved and all the things they had planned for the future. But to my surprise all I heard was putting down the PLP The way the rally was started was most disgusting. They were going to cremate Allison Maynard Gibson and bury her on Sunday and also telling Perry Christie to go home. Someone from Man-O-War called Perry’s house to talk to his wife and ask her why Perry was at the rally. Believe it or not, Perry was at home and not at the rally. He was the one who answered the phone. One of the ministers said that Perry Christie had not done one thing for this country while he was prime minister. What a lie! I really wonder if these kinds of people know where they go for lying. Just in case they don’t know, they have to stand be fore God after death to be judged. And I don’t mean the judges in Nassau. I mean the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The way some of these ministers carry on in Parliament is disgusting. They act like a bunch of small kids. Very upsetting to say the least. These are the kinds of men and women we have to put up with for the next four years. What a shame! I wonder if they realise how stupid they act and look. I just wonder if the rest of the Caribbean Islands carry on in this manner in parliament. I believe not. Perry Christie did more for this country in five years than the FNM will do in 50 years. The five years Perry was in power I never heard one contractor say that they did not have a job. Now, even today, I heard about so many out of work. Many will say it is the US causing this. The US Please see Letters Page 26 Dear Sirs; I find it immensely disturbing that with all the political jargon flying around the country concerning the health of the environment, protection of the environment, maintaining the integrity of buffer zones against catastrophe, concerns of too many golf courses, and government oversight, no attention has been given to recognition of environmental pioneers in our community. One such in urgent need of recognition is the late Sir Nicholas Nuttal. Even though he was not a born Bahamian, he adopted our country and worked and invested per sonally in the welfare of the Bahamian marine environment. For many years he worked tirelessly to educate us about our marine resources and invested much of his personal economic resources in founding an instructional and activist organisation BREEF, which is now a well known name in the Bahamas. I would further venture to say that if it were not for this man, we still would not have the level of protection through no-take zones and the seasonal harvesting of the Nassau Grouper. He was a model for us all, and I hope that at some point of time we will be able to see through all the rhetoric and lip service we pay to the environment and begin by recognising this man through a permanent monument in his name. I would suggest that we name the Exuma National Marine Park in his honour. It is time the politicians stop talking out of both sides of their mouth and think beyond the next election. Climate change and environmental degradation are already here. In less than one hundred years we may not be! þ Sincerely, þ John Hedden Dear Editor, Hank Hofford, Victor Apat and myself, the principals of New Settlement, Ltd., are very happy to have completed the purchase of the remaining lots in the Elbow Cay Es tates subdivision. This subdivision has ex isted since the 1960s when the Ministry of Public Works put in the east – west road which connects the Queen’s Highway to Centreline Road. It is our intent for this subdivision, as it was originally laid out, to become an extension of the settlement of Hopetown. We hope to continue to create a village with a look and feel of the settlement through careful attention to ar chitectural detail. Skilled local Bahamian contractors will build custom homes in the subdivision which will showcase their craftsmanship. The beautiful beach and the proximity of the subdivision to town make this property a very desirable location on one of the most picturesque islands in all of the Bahamas. þ Mark Mas on must be reasonableDear Sir: Thank you for allowing me a space in this paper. First I would like to start by saying that it is comforting to know that I live in a community that will not stand aside idly and let something possibly undesirable happen under their noses. The moment the word got out that there might be a develop ment about to begin on Elbow Cay with out our knowledge which included condos, prefab housing or possibly worse, all to be built by teams brought from the U.S., members of the community united and de manded that road work which had already begun be immediately stopped until there

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Aura Paint is introduced to the Abaco marketBy Samantha V. Evans February 2nd was a very significant day for the Paint Place as it introduced the new paint Aura by Benjamin Moore to the Abaco community. A demonstration was held at the Majestic Room of Faith Convention Center in Marsh Harbour. Aura is the most innovative breakthrough in paint since the introduction of latex paint in the 1950s and has earned the 2007 Best of What’s New Award by Popular Science magazine to Benjamin Moore & Co for its develop ment. The Paint Place is the first company in the Caribbean to carry the paint which is only one year old. It was first used in California. Aura is 100 percent acrylic water-based paint featuring a waterborne colorant sys tem. The interior line of the paint is what was set up for demonstration for painting contractors, building contractors, devel opers and agriculture officials to test. As persons tested the paint, which was set up on the inside of the building, there was no odor from the paint which was amazing. It can be mixed into any color, has a great deal of sheen and can be used anywhere inside a building. Aura is the paint of the future. Abaco was chosen as the place to introduce the paint to this market because of the uniqueness and sophistication of the people; who expect nothing but the best. Mr. Michael Maura, owner of the Paint Place, stated that his motivation for intro ducing this paint to the Bahamas is because it is environmentally friendly. He believes that the beauty of the islands should be preserved and he knows that Abaconians are very much into preserving their environ ment. Employees from Nassau and Freeport joined the Abaco team for this demon stration. Mr. Barry Passesser, the Florida representative for the Paint Place, and Ed Churchill, former Florida representative, also came down for this event. When the Power Point presentation was shown, the participants got an opportunity to learn a whole lot more about the paint line. Aura is a totally new generation of paint. Due to many eco-trends the focus now on environmentally friendly products and regulations this paint was created. It has low volatile organic compounds and utilizes new color lock technology. The new paint has an affinity color collection with 144 new colors that are avaialbe in two-ounce samples. The Paint Place still has all of its traditional colors which they are pleased to state work well with the new Aura colors. The paint line is very afford able and has been formulated to last twice as long as traditional paint. Two hundred gallons of red and white Aura fade resistant exterior paint has been donated by Benjamin Moore to paint the Hope Town Lighthouse. The exterior line will be available for the public to purchase in a few months. has extended hoursBy Mirella Santillo As of February 1st Veterinarian Owen G. Hanna and his assistant, Mr. Deo Please see Page 11 Sandra Evans Real Estate Company held an Open House at Yellowtail Cottage in Great Abaco Club’s gated community on February 2. This 10-year-old home boasts an interior of tile and cypress and a two-car garage. It comprises a one bedroom main house and a separate two bedroom cottage. The home is on the Sea of Abaco with its own beach and sheltered dock for a boat up to 45 feet. Homeowners enjoy all the amenities of the adjacent resort. The Paint Place in Marsh Harbour introduced Aura, a new paint that has many ad vantages. On February 2 the store offered a presentation at Faith Convention Center, bringing staff from Freeport and Nassau to benefit from the presentation. At the present time Aura interior paint is available but soon Aura exterior paint will be on the market. Shown here is the staff from three stores along with Barry Passesser and Ed Churchill, both from the parent Benjamin Moore company in Florida. They are on the right. Owner of the three stores is Mr. Michael Maura, second from left.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 is a private charter plane company provid ing 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 Aviation bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontClosed on Tuesdays .Lunch & Dinner Daily Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKES Ice Cream Parlour Bahamian Dishes Gourmet Pastries 367-6444 Mon Thurs 6-9 pm Fri & Sat 6 10 pm Sun 8 9:30 pm From Page 10 The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Depart ment responded on February 1 to a fire located on Archer Hill in Central Abaco. According to Fire Chief John Hall, it took the firemen two and a half hours to extinguish the fire. Altogether three fire trucks were at the scene. The occupants of the house, a mother and her daughters, were evacuated unharmed. The house belonged to Mrs. Vyrona Archer. There was no electricity in the house. Sgt. Paul Johnson said that the cause of the fire could not been determined immediately. Davis, who used to open Caribbean Vet erinary Health and Healing Center once a week on Thursdays, will have his office in Marsh Harbour open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Dr. Hanna will still operate in Freeport on Wednesdays. The clinic which has been completely remodeled, has a preparation area and an examination room. The waiting area now doubles as a small pet shop where one can find special dog and cat food like Science Diet or Purina Pro-Plan, treats and supplies such as leashes, clippers, collars, carriers and medicines. Several brands of heartworm prevention tablets are available in cluding Heartguard and Revolution as well as shampoo and medications prescribed by the veterinarian. Bathing and grooming are available by appointment Monday to Friday as well as boarding in kennels for cats and dogs with daily exercise provided. Routine veterinary care is available primarily for small mammals, cats, dogs and rabbits, but the clinic will also provide limited treatment to animals such as birds, goats or others in emergency situations. Dr. Hanna still offers a free spaying and neutering program, but only on recommen dation of one of the local human societies. For more information or appointment call 367-3551 or for emergencies after hours 477-9989.Abaco Neem Weight By Jennifer Hudson Abaco Neem is now registering persons for its second Weight Loss Chal lenge following its very successful challenge last year. The two winners last year not only won the monetary prize but gained a much greater reward that of dropping several clothing siz es and becoming much healthier by losing unwanted weight and adopting a much improved lifestyle which will help them continue on the right road. All of the participants were, in fact, winners as they all achieved the goal of losing weight. This year’s challenge will run for three and a half months from March 7 to June 31. Anyone wishing to lose weight and learn how to adopt a more healthy lifestyle can enter. Registration will take place each Friday afternoon at the Auskell Clinic from 3-6 p.m. until March 7. Participants will be weighed and have their blood pressure recorded at registration upon payment of the $50 registra tion fee. All of the monies collected will go to the first and second place winners. Dur Please see Page 12 The Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department responded to a midnight fire in the Mud, an immigrant community in Marsh Harbour. It was a smoldering fire that did not spread but was difficult to contain. The building was piled high with clothing that is shown here the following morning draped on a fence and piled up on the ground.

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 From Page 11 ing the three-month challenge participants will be weighed and receive blood pressure checks once a month. Also during this time regular lectures will be given at Abaco Neem by Nick Maioulis, Daphne de Gregory and Dr. Sue Fairclough on various health related subjects such as how to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routines. Private consultations can be arranged with any of those persons. The Challenge will be officially launched on March 8. Participants will gather at Ab aco Neem by the airport roundabout where they will each be given literature contain ing information and tips on developing and maintaining healthy eating habits and lifestyles and tips on walking and exer cise. They will then participate in a group walk. By Jennifer Hudson The Immigration Department of Abaco hosted a party for the Immigration Offi cers’ Class of at Regattas on Febru ary 1. The Class of , of which Mrs. Fausteen Major-Smith, Chief Immigration Officer for Abaco, is a member, is the only class whose members have kept close ties over the years. The members of the class have been getting together for an annual celebration for the past eight years. This was the first time the celebration has been held on Abaco as prior to this the event has always been held in Nassau or Grand Bahama. Ten officers of the class from New Providence and two from Grand Bahama joined those on Abaco along with officers from the Port Department, Customs and Police Departments for the evening cel ebration. In her speech of welcome, Mrs. Major Smith joked, “We are here tonight just for pleasure; there will be no appre hension exercises.” She also made note of the fact that Mr. Jerome Hutcheson, her Deputy Officer on Abaco, was the only male member of the class present. “This was the best class Immigration ever had,” she proudly told all present. Mr. Lambert Campbell, Deputy Direc tor of Immigration, who trained the class in 1979, traveled to Abaco for the occasion. He stated that he was pleased to be back home on Abaco as he is a son of the soil. In referring to the fact that next year, being the 30th year since the class’s graduation, the members will all be eligible for retire ment, Mr. Campbell urged them, “Please do not retire next year, we are depending on you to move forward.” Earlier in the day the group had enjoyed a visit to Hope Town and were looking forward to traveling to Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay the following day. By Mirella Santillo The Junkanoo Committee held its last meeting before the February 21st Junak noo Parade on February 6th. Many last minute preparation details were discussed ABACO EXPRESS YOUR PERSONAL MAIL PLANE YOUR CHARTERED SEAT YOUR CARGO PLANE PICK UP AND COURIER SERVICEPassengers / Freight / Mail to Abaco2532 Old Okeechobee Road Ste.11 West Palm Beach / Marsh Harbour email :abacoexppbi@bellsouth.netPh: 561-689-1010 Fax: 561-689-9454 Bah: 242-367-3450Please see Page 13 The Immigration Class of held an annual reunion on Abaco for the first time. The class members visited several towns and enjoyed a reception held at Regattas on February 1. The group is shown here along with Mr. Lambert Campbell, far right, who instructed the group back in 1979. Mrs. Fausteen Major Smith, Chief Immigration Officer for Abaco, is sixth from the left. Third from left is Mr. Jerome Hutcheson, Deputy Immigration officer.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 Located: Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3007 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.com -Wireless Internet Access Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Caf (use your own computer or ours ) -Coffee Bar! WWW.ABACOINET.COM From Page 12 including the expected visit of ZNS to Ab aco on February 12th. The national radio and television station will have coverage of the way Junkanoo is progressing on Aba co by visiting all the participating schools and shacks of the senior Junkanoo groups, except Green Turtle Cay. Also on February 12th Mr. Bola Francis and Mr. Eddie Dames with the Ministry of Culture will conduct a workshop for the judges. The list of the participants, the locations for the warming of the goat skin drums, parking, timely attendance, the order in which the groups will make their entrance, the opening ceremony and the re-structure of the committee were addressed. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Tony Williams. Senior Administrator Cooper expressed his excitement at the coming parade and said he was impressed with the quality of the performances so far. He reminded the audience that by holding the parade in February there will not be any competition from other islands. This should also ensure the visits of delegations from Nassau, Freeport and other Family Islands. The Administrator announced that the Minister of Education, the Hon. Carl Bethel, and the Minister of State of Culture, the Hon. Charles Maynard, will be on Abaco for the occasion. Mr. Williams informed the senior groups’ representatives that there will be a $500 cash prize for the winners of best costume, best music, best banner or best choreographed dance. The route will be the same, two lapses along Don MacKay Boulevard. Work has started on opening the road connecting S.C. Bootle Highway with the airport round-about. This will relieve some of the traffic going through Marsh Harbour and will give heavy vehicles a way to avoid the hill at the beginning of S.C. Bootle Highway. Local Government is preparing the road and it is expected that Central Goverment will pave it eventually. It will also allow some expansion for Marsh Harbour. Please see Page 30

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 By Samantha V. Evans Over 400 outstanding students were hon ored by the Department of Education Ab aco District for making above a 3.5 grade point average last school year at an awards ceremony held at New Vision Ministries on January 30th. Students from schools across the island were a part of the program and performed eloquently for their parents and family who packed the church hall. Mrs. Lenora Black welcomed everyone and told them that the district was pleased to high light the students who are the future lead ers of our country. Once they continue to excel, she is sure that they will grow to be productive adults. She encouraged the community to support the schools on the island by volunteering their time to assist on the campus of their choice whenever they have a day off. She is very sure that once they do, they will help the students in particular and the district in general in their pursuit of excellence. The guest speaker for the event was Pas tor Ricardo Bain, who spoke on the theme A More Excellent Way . Rev. Bain believes that the entire Bahamas needs to reach for a more excellent way. He encouraged the students to ensure that as they make their A’s and B’s that they also have a strong value system. School leaders and teachers were reminded to ensure that students are peace agents in the schools because 30 per cent of the conflicts that take place in this country take place in the schools. Abaco is leading the way in many other areas and should be the example in the way we keep the island clean for ourselves and so that tourists can continue to come to our shores. Pastor Bain would like to see us get back to basics when cleanliness was still next to godliness. He encouraged the students to aim for the next level of excellence so that next school year they can have a higher grade point average than they do now. He applauded the students for doing so well last year and told them to bring someone with them next year so that Mrs. Black and the Abaco edu cation team will have to prepare so many certificates and trophies for the outstanding students that they will have to find a bigger hall to host this event. He strongly believes that they can achieve greatness in whatever Honor Students Encouraged in A More Excellent Way New Vision Ministries was packed with students and parents for the ceremony to honour students who excelled last school year. More than 400 students were recognized for their academic achievements and sporting accomplishments. Please see School Page 15 Matthew Wedgewood was awarded a laptop computer for his outstanding grades on his BGCSE exam. Since he is attending the College of The Bahamas, his mother, Mrs. Wedgewood Strachan, accepted the laptop from Mrs. Lenora Black, Education Superin tendent. Assisting with the presentation is the principal of Forest Heights Academy Mr. Jim Richards. the top student for the BGCSE was Matthew Wedgwood. Receiving the laptop for her son, who is presently attending the College of the Bahamas, was Mrs. WedgewoodStrachan.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 area they desire to as long as they keep excellence as their mantra. Students received awards for perform ing well on their GLAT, BJC, and BGCSE examinations as well as honor roll students who made a 3.5 and above in school, for performing well in track and field and swimming. The most outstanding students on the BJC and BGCSE results were Stephanie Sweeting, who received 5 A’s and 1 C, and Matthew Wedgewood, who received 6 A’s, 2 B’s and 1 C. Both stu dents are from Forest Heights. The most outstanding students on the GLAT exams were Romea Rolle from Fox Town Pri mary grade 3 and Nicholas Abasolo from Cyber Learning Center grade 6. Forest Heights Students Excel on National ExaminationsMatthew Wedgewood and Stephanie Sweeting, both students of Forest Heights Academy, were honored on January 30 by the Abaco District Office of the Ministry of Education for outstanding exam results in the May/June 2007 national examinations. Mat thew placed top on the island for his BGCSE examinations. He also received the highest score in the nation on the Biology BGCSE examination. Overall he received 6 A’s, 2 B’s and 1 C. Stephanie earned first place on the island with her results of 5 A’s and 1 C at BJC level. Both students received laptops from the awards committee and are to be congratulated on their superior results. Please see School Page 18 School From Page 14 Matthew currently attends the College of the Bahamas where he received a Pres ident’s Scholarship. He is the son of Janet Wedgewood and the late Prince Strachan of Bahama Palm Shores. Stephanie is the daughter of Stephen and Lenora Sweeting of White Sound, Elbow Cay, and she is in the tenth grade at Forest Heights. Both students will be honoured at the National Awards Ceremony to be held on March 14 in Nassau. Other Forest Heights students recognized for outstanding results on national examinations included O. Christian Wil hoyte for BGCSE and Wendy Rutledge, S. Kheerson Simmons, Tyler Survance, Avery Thompson and Donovan White for BJC. A minimum of 5 A’s and B’s was required for recognition. Again!The 10th Annual National Spelling Bee Preliminary Competition was held at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall on Feb ruary 1st. Representing the sponsoring Nassau Guardian Ltd. was Denise Ewing, who brought remarks on behalf the Guard ian and the National Spelling Bee Commit tee. She told them that they should start Spelling Bee Clubs in the schools to help better prepare for the international compe tition, which they hope will begin in Sep tember of the next school year. Mrs. Lenora Black, District Superintendent, told the spellers that they are dis ciplined, hard workers who have earned their way into this district competition to day. She applauded the parents and coach es for devoting time and effort in preparing the students for today. They are all win ners and have made her very proud. She led a very jubilant, upbeat song Hooray for Spellers in honor of the spellers. The on lookers joined her in singing. Seventeen top spellers from grades 6 through 8 were entered in the competition to represent their schools. They are Central Abaco Primary, Cooper’s Town Primary, St. Francis de Sales, Agape Christian, For est Heights Academy, Moore’s Island, and The Nassau Guardian sponsors an annual National Spelling Bee. The Abaco Bee was held on February 1. This year’s top speller was Octavia Dean-McIntosh, a grade eight student at St. Francis de Sales School. The second place trophy went to Matthew Gram matico, a grade eight student of St. Francis, and the third place trophy went to sixth grade student of Central Abaco Primary School, Kayleisa Marshall.

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Unforgettable celebrations inside our doorstep, adventure outside our doorstep a stress-free atmosphere and access to unforgettable activities. We’ll refresh your body, soothe your mind and feed your soul. We can’t wait to have you drop by. Elbow Cay | Abaco | Bahamas 1.800.468.8799 | 242.366.0133 | AbacoInn.com Prime Rib Every Friday Night Sunday Breakfast Buffet & Omelette Station Tuesday is Locals’ Night . DJ Music Happy Hour Daily 5-6pm TAN YOUR TOES IN THE ABACOS Relax. Rejuvenate. Enjoy the view. S.C. Bootle High School. After 15 rounds of fierce competition, a champion was named. Once again St. Francis de Sales school reigned victorious with grade eight student Octavia Dean-McIntosh winning first place. The second place trophy went to Matthew Grammatico, a grade eight stu dent of St. Francis, and the third place tro phy went to sixth grade student of Central Abaco Primary School, Kayleisa Marshall. The trophies for the event were donated by the Nassau Guardian. in Live FeedBy Samantha V. Evans As a part of the Tourism Week activi School From Page 15 ties, the Ministry of Tourism held a Career Fair live feed from St. Andrew’s Methodist Church on January 29th. The topic for the Fair was Preparing for the Global Work force. The opening ceremony was viewed live from Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau. Students from grades six through 12 from Abaco schools were invited to take part in the ceremony and to ask questions pertaining to the topic. Mrs. Elma Garraway, Permanent Secretary with the Ministry of Education, told the students that the Bahamas enjoys the third standard of living in the western hemi sphere with Canada coming in second, and the United States holding down the number one spot. If we plan to continue enjoying this way of life, it will take students pre paring themselves now, while they are in school, to properly perform jobs at all levels in the tourism industry. Mrs. Garraway read the message from the Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Neko Grant, who wrote about the perception many persons had about the tourism indus try which was not always good. Businesses in this industry are looking for qualified professionals to work in all types of profes sions. The tourists expect to be greeted by friendly people, receive quality service at restaurants, visit historical sites and shop without being harassed by vendors and lo cals. The purpose of the Career Fair is to equip the students with the tools to make it in the tourism industry. Ms. Vernice Walkine, Director General Ministry of Tourism & Aviation, told the students her life story. She stated that she was not always the well put together pro fessional they see today. She was a smart student but her teachers always commented that she was very talkative. She explained that she never expected to be where she is today because she knew that her parents could not afford to pay for her to attend college. Therefore, she decided to work hard to get good grades to secure a scholar ship to study French, Spanish and German in college. She contacted the scholarship authority and they gave her the choice to work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Tourism so she chose Tourism. She began this job and was open to learning areas she was not well versed in and because of this, she is here as the Director General of Tourism. She told the students that they are de signed for great things but they must be prepared to resist the temptations to be cool rather than smart. She encouraged them to choose wisely what they put into their mind and body. She challenged them to prepare to take her job because she has been with the Ministry of Tourism for over 25 years now. The final presenter was Mr. Gershwin Major, Vice President with the Chamber of Commerce, who challenged the students to become people of good character. He explained that the country is at a cross road One of the activities that Tourism organizied to celebrate Tourism Week was a Career Fair to give school students an idea of the potential of careers in the tourism field. A live interactive Career Fair involved students on several Family Islands including Abaco. Shown here are the students at the the Methodist Church Hall where they listened to several speakers followed by the chance to ask questions remotely. DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Constructionl COMMERCIAL DOCKSl BOAT LIFTSl PRIVATE DOCKSl SEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONl DOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOfce Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour Please see School Page 20

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY now because too many youth are not mak ing the right choices. He told them that they are called upon to be intelligent, creative, people of integrity, and innovative thinkers. It is important that they know their value as young people. He encouraged the teachers and guardians to realize that they are caretakers of the hearts and minds of the youth. He is a product of the public education system the great Government High Schooland all that he has become is because of his education. Following the presentations, Abaco was the first island from the live feed to ask School From Page 18 Please see School Page 21 questions. The students asked about ca reers in environmental affairs and about the availability of scholarships to pursue careers in the tourism industry. Students to attend the live feed were from Agape Christian School, Long Bay School, Hope Town School, Treasure Cay Primary, Central Abaco Primary, Forest Heights Academy, Wesley College, Abaco Central High, S. C. Bootle, St. Francis de Sales, Crossing Rocks Primary, Cooper’s Town Primary and Man-O-War Cay School. Hosts Book Fair By Samantha V. EvansCentral Abaco Primary School and Bethel Booksellers from Freeport held a book fair on February 1st at the primary school in Central Pines. Students came in large numbers from Abaco schools to take advantage of the great deals offered by the bookstore. Thousands of books were made available for this sale. Orga nizing the event on behalf of the store was Rev. Bethel and vice principal of Central Abaco School, Beatrice Moxey, who were very pleased by the support shown by the Abaco community. The public was also welcomed to visit the fair through the day which they did. Many of them attended the book fair after school with their children. The few books that remained at the end of the book fair were donated to the hard working teachers at Central Abaco Pri mary School. Bethel’s Booksellers held a book fair at Central Abaco Primary School on February 1. The students of several schools enjoyed choosing books to purchase. Parents accompanied some of the children after school hours. By the time the fair closed, very few books were left. In the Speilling Bee organized by the Abaco Education Office Central Abaco Primary School had the first place winner for the fifth grade, Kenston Gideon. In second place was Sujith Swarna of Agape Christian School and third place Tristan Albury, also from Agape Christian School.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 School From Page 20 By Samantha V. Evans Twenty-three students from across Ab aco took part in the grade 5 Spelling Bee held on Friday January 25 at the Learning Resource Center at 10 a.m. resulting in some sparks flying between a concerned parent and some of the judges. Apparently, the parent of the student placing second felt that her son should have won. One of the rules of the competition states that any que ry must be brought to the attention of the judges at the end of the round which was not done by the coach of this student. At the end of the competition, Kenston Gide on from Central Abaco Primary School was officially declared the winner. In second place was Sujith Swarna of Agape Christian School and third place Tristan Albury from Agape Christian School. The competition took 14 rounds to declare the top three spellers. Superintendent Black congratulated all of the students especially the three young men who took the top three spots. She is pleased that in spite of the negativity that some of the youth on the island are getting into, there are still those who chose to make wise decisions and fo cus on their education. She told them that when they do this, they are being obedi ent to God who has made it clear that they must study to show themselves approved.

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Page 22 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With... Beautify Your Home & Garden With..... .. . LOCALLY GROWN SOD Annuals Orchids Bromeliads Flowering Shrubs Silk Flowers Baskets Beautiful Gift Items Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport Don MacKay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Airport By John HeddenIt is with much interest and support that I have been following the new awareness of environmental protection being exhibited by our senior politicians. Various ministers have made statements that truly warm the rapidly fading heart of the Bahamian vocal minority.The Minister of Works has indicated that the removal of hills and ridge lines long exploited for fill must be halted. He also indicated that he is complicit with the protection of valuable marshes, dune ridges and other marine barriers. The Deputy Prime Minister has inti mated that golf courses and marinas are environmentally damaging and, as such, will only be constructed when absolutely necessary. The Prime Minister has stated several times that a new awareness of Family Is land development will include special at tention to the natural environment and its protection for future Bahamians. However, very recently I am becom ing confused and disoriented over these planned developments I understand that the Minister of Works and the chairman of BEC both want to pro vide lots of cheap energy to the consuming public on Abaco, and as such are planning to install a bunker C fired, poli-megawatt power plant on the east coast of the Abaco mainland. The long suffering public has be come so fed up with high electricity prices that they have even demonstrated against their exploitation by one Mr. Watt. I also understand the Minister of Works’ decision to safeguard the respectable citi zens of Marsh Harbour by arresting the destruction of the hills protecting them from the ravages of storms from the east and south. I also understand the idea behind the implementation of the landfill and waste project designed to efficiently and cleanly eliminate waste from our settlements and the metropolis of Marsh Harbour. I also try to understand that the planned developments in the South and to the North and in the middle will ultimately benefit the growing population of Abaco. However I do have a problem marrying these high and elevated ministerial state ments with the reality of the implemented activities that appear at lowly ground level where most of us actually live. The planned BEC expansion will be using a fuel that is the left over of the dis tillate production of gasoline, diesel and heavier oils. Bunker C is full of sulphur compounds as well as other toxic and cor rosive chemicals that have over the years significantly contributed to the ‘acid rain’ that continues to dog the industrial world. The chemicals contained in this fuel are also highly corrosive to the engine compo nents of the machinery it powers. I would surmise, therefore, that by using a ‘cheap fuel’ the Bahamian government will also be significantly contributing to atmospher ic pollution. In addition, the maintainance scheduling for the engines will be extremely high, and expensive, thus driving up the cost per kilo watt hour of the electricity produced. I won der about the fact that our local engineers have major problems with maintainance of presently existing power plants? (This ques tion, of course, waxes rhetorical).In the same breath it would appear to me that continued ridge removal is occurring on Abaco in the form of excavations and levelling taking place a short distance before Turtle Rocks and southeast of Treasure Cay. Will this breach eventually sepa rate the large island of Abaco again? In another breath, the Department of En vironmental Health continues to implement the waste collection and disposal project here on Abaco even though the Minister of Health has admitted the mistake of locating two transfer stations over valuable large fresh water aquifers, one of which supplies the anchor project of Winding Bay as well as the settlement of Cherokee. Perhaps the Minister would also care to explain the ef fectiveness of both transfer stations and their impact on the surrounding forest. In another breath, again it would appear that planned anchor development projects outside Sandy Point, Schooner Bay, Holein-the-Wall, Angel Fish Point, (and pos sibly) Snake Cay will, out of necessity, involve golf courses, marinas and possibly airports. How will the infrastructure (funded by the government) ever be able to keep up without more taxes and less conces sions? How will the Bahamian labour pool be able to cope? More importantly to the VOCAL MI NORITY, of course, is the planned inte gration of these ecologically destructive projects into habitats of protected Abaco parrots, creek and fish nurseries, water run off systems and the wetland barrier against catastrophic storms? (Again the question becomes rhetorical). I would, therefore, humbly suggest that our illustrious ministerial cadre come back down to earth (like the rest of us) and allow the whole Bahamas to take a breath while we still have enough oxygen! 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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 White Sound, Elbow Cay WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : seasprayres@abacoinet.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Live Music by the Hope Town Islanders Every Saturday Night 7 pm until Extended Happy Hour on Band Nights 5 pm to 7 pm Boats equipped with: 30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra AttentionWeekly Rates: 26’ Paramount þ $1295 23’ Albury Bros þ $1015 22’ Boston Whaler þ $ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra þ $ 910 18’ Privateer þ $ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour www.seahorseboatrentals.com Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour We stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open þ 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday þ 7 am 8 pm F riday and Saturday þ Tel: (242) 367-2979 The Central Abaco District Council under the leadership of Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper and Chief Councillor Cubel Davis, paid for the pre-school fence at Central Abaco Primary to be replaced. The work was done by Manager’s Fencing owned by Wayde Archer who installed 300 feet of fencing on January 23-24th. He also secured the fence so that outsiders cannot use the playground when school is not in session and made it sturdier and more secure for the pre-schoolers to use. Accepting the keys from Mr. Archer are Senior Master Leroy Thompson and pre-school teacher, Mrs. Fiona Bain, with students of the preschool class. golf course #1 in The BahamasBy Stone McEwan The Scottish-style tropical links golf course at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay earned top honors of all golf courses in The Bahamas, according to a poll conducted by Golfweek’s panel of raters. More than 300 golfers set out to deter mine the top 50 places to play in the Carib bean, Atlantic and Mexico. They selected the 18-hole Donald Steel and Tom MacKenzie-designed course at the Abaco Club to the list for the first time and also 10th among all those chosen. Chairman of the Abaco Club, Mr. Peter de Savary, collaborated with the architects to create this stunning course. The 7,183yard par 72 challenge includes a 547-yard par 5 the third longest hole on the course after which the course plays for seven holes along the beach. According to Golfweek’s architectural and ratings, the panel editor, Mr. Brad Klein, said, “Few golf courses in the world, let alone in the Caribbean, make better use of the intriguing ground between native dunes and raw beachfront. The Ab aco Club garners high praise among Golf week’s best raters for the natural shoreline walk.” A significant contributor to acquiring this prestigious rating is the maintenance of the course which is managed by Mr. Mark Aitken along with his stellar local team. Prior to their employment at The Abaco Club, none of Aitken’s original staff had prior knowledge of golf course mainte nance. “I am very proud of the team,” said Mr. Aitken. “They have all come a long way. After enduring two hurricanes and the re cent tropical storm, the crew and course have been tested, and all of the gentlemen involved in upkeep are committed to high standards.” “We are delighted to be included in such an outstanding group of courses,” said de Savary. “Since its opening in 2005 many of our Members including touring pro fessionals and celebrities and their guests attest to the course’s challenges that naturally combine with playing the weather ele ments, which are so much a part of links golf.”

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Page 24 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 William “Uncle Bill” Wayne Burgner , 86, passed away on October 17, 2007. He was born in Peoria, Illinois, and attended the University of Kansas. He flew in the military during World War II. Af ter the war he spend 33 years as a Captain for Trans World Airlines. Airplanes were his passion. When he retired, he and his wife Huguette spent their time between Man-OWar and Swtizerland. He is survived by his wife; sons Bill and Bob; daughters Joc elyne and Patricia; grandchildren Chris, Steve, Edouard, Daphne and Oliver; and great-grandchild Isaac. A memorial service was held at New Life Bible Church in Man-O-War on February 17 with Rev. Robinson Weatherford officiating. A fun lady has died. Bobby Coffin, affectionately known to many as “Bobby Pooh,” died on January 28. As captain of the houseboat Ginny Pooh and Champagne Too docked at the Conch Inn Marina for many years, she was a delight to visit with and share a glass of champagne. Shortly before she left each spring, she organized a pool side party at the Conch Inn and lat er at the Castle where there was no pool. But that didn’t matter as it was Bobby’s party. Boaters and friends looked forward to these spring get togethers as a chance to meet and enjoy the treat of champagne punch and sponge cake she so generously provided. We will miss you, Bobby. From your Marsh Harbour friends The funeral service for Felix “Unca Fe” Pinder, 46, of Wood Cay was held at St. Thomas Baptist Church in Wood Cay on January 26. Rev. Tyrone Mills offici ated assisted by Rev. John McIntosh. Interment followed in the Wood Cay Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Vernel Pin der; mother Monvella Pinder; sons Jamal and Scooter Pinder; sisters Savelta Brown, Emily Hield and Carmel Huyler; brothers Lenward, Franklyn, Norward, Oliver and Valentino Pinder; nieces Monique Brown, Simone McIntosh, Leniece, Lynette, Latoya, Fradesha, Jada and Valdareze Pinder, Erakesha, Eraneka and Eranda Hield, Cadesha and Patranique Huyler; nephews David and Denzel Jones, Oliver Jr., Franklyn Jr., Ferdero, Lenward Jr., Lanardo, Valentino Jr., and Norwardo Pinder and Emrick Hield; sisters-in-law Rosenel, Olivia and Carolee Pinder; brothers-in-law Eric Hield and Patrick Huyler; grandnieces Traniece and Lanna; grandnephews KJ., BJ, Ricardo and Travon; aunts Cestina Williams, Leanza Thompson, Icelyn Thomas, Lillian McIntosh, Muriel Curry and Maude Cooper; uncles Alvin Robinson, Merlin, Leanette and Reginald McIntosh; and many other relatives and friends. Charles Ashley Murphy, 87, of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, passed away on February 5 in Vernon. Charlie was a highly decorated combat veteran in the Canadian military during World War II and served after the war in India and Pakistan. Charlie was a long time resident of Marsh Har bour but had spent the last few years at his home in Vernon. He was the founder of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club and Commodore Emeritus. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, his children Ashley Murphy, Michael Murphy and Mary, Lauran Gilbert and Steve, Geoffrey McCallum and Lau rie, six grandchildren and five great-grand children. The wind is now at his back. The funeral service for Remelda Pes sarettta Davis, 99, of Hard Bargain, Moore’s Island was held at Zion Baptist Church in Hard Bargain on February 2. Pastor Nixon Simms officiated assisted by Pastor Preston Knowles, Pastor Anthony Williams and Pastor Ganeva Williams. In terment followed in the Hard Bargain Public Cemetery. She is survived by her son Elkin Davis; daughter Seva Moss; grandchildren Terran and Dwayne Davis, Melanie Davis-Gib son, Lillian McPhee, Glen Smith, Ruthdell Davis, Clarence Moss Jr., Ann Cooper, Mark Moss, Matthew Moss, Linda Sands; nieces Paulamae and Maud Davis; adopted niece Shirley Bain; grandnieces Rebecca Knowles, Ruthmae Rolle, Tiffany Davis; grandnephews Randy, Arlington, Wel lington, Rick, Mick and Renold Davis; daughter-in-law Burdie Davis; son-in-law Clarence Moss; great-grandchildren Erica Brown, Anton and Robert McPhee, Gle nesia, Bnttanaya, Gerard and Glenardo Smith, Devon Rolle, Mashanty Davis, Clarissa, Clarinique, Cameron and Can did Moss, Paige, Quincy and Aaron Coo per, Mark Jr., Marieko and Shante Moss, Alexandria, Mariah and Matthew Moss Jr., Cameron Adderley, Mario and Dean dra Sands; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for “Mother Laurie” Beatrice Cornish Hanna, 83, of Cooper’s Town formerly of Cedar Harbour was held on February 9th at the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper’s Town. Bishop Archilaus W. Cooper, Rev. Clayton Mc Intosh and Rev. Lernis Cornish officiated. Interment followed in the South Side Cem etery in Cooper’s Town. She is survived by daughters Estelle Cornish McKinney, Phyllis Hanna Newton and Rosemary Hanna Murray; sons Rev. Leslie, Ejnar and Asst. Supt. Prince Cornish, Gifford Bootle and McFerris Hanna; sister Cathleen Penn; brother Kenneth Major, Sr.; brother-in-law Shervin Laroda; sister-in-law Hethyn Major; grandchildren Rev. Rudolph, Raymond, Gregory McKinney, Bridgette Russell, Stephanie McKinney, Lateria Kemp, Leslie Jr., Kirk Sr., Troy, Brucelee, Myles Cornish, Tracey Kelly, Bunny Pritchard, Mykala Thomp son, Renata Cornish, Godfrey Jr., Calsey and Chino Rolle, Santino Sr., and Ejnar Cornish, Natasha Sawyer, Stephanie Charlton, D’Andra, Iesha and Lauren Cornish, Fidel Prince Jr., Omar and Conway Cornish, Montjoy Brown, Eltina Stubbs and Katrina Cornish, Mendy Green, Cheryl Cooper, Shauna Shipman, Fern McDaniel, Quinta, Coral, and Clayton Farrington, Jr., Nathan Hanna, Carlisa, Andrea, and Anthony Newton, Ronald Jr., Raphael, Obituaries of Family and FriendsPlease see Obituaries Page 29 William Burgner Charlie Murphy

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 25 THE SCURVY FEWWe have made every effort to recognize the many individuals and organizations who have helped us by supporting this endeavor. However, If we have inadvertently omitted a name, we sincerely apologize. Would like to express its gratitude to all of those who helped make our10th Annual ‘Toys-for-Tots’ Rallyon December 8th, 2007, a great success.MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF THE BAHAMAS “ABACO CHAPTER ”Contributions from the following were essential in making this event successful: HAPPY NEW YEAR !! 2008Toys were distributed al all needy children on Abaco from Sandy Point to Crown Haven, including Moore’s Island and Grand Cay. Town elders, local civic organizations and churches were selected to make the local distribution and ensure that the got to those who needed them most. Scotia Bank Abaco Hardware Ministry of Tourism V. Alfred Gray & Co. J.S. Johnson INsurance United Abaco Shipping Jane Kenyon Patterson Commonwealth Bank Abaco Flight Services Capt. Michael Bethel Frederick’s Agency The Abaconian Maxine Tanner Kayla Gates Gary Smith K & S Auto Abaco Groceries John & Terri Sutton Andrew & June Albury Marco Air Conditioning Margaret & Doug Smith Willert Home Products First Caribbean Bank Arthur Wadman Chemist Shop Pop’s Place Don Benn

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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 NCR Forms Invoice Cashiers Tickets Receipts Purchase Orders Custom Forms and more... No Carbon RequiredNumberedPerforatedBooked2, 3, 4 part FormsLocated in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bs Letters From Page 9 is not all the problem. Many people don’t trust this government. They are just hold ing on and not spending. I don’t know much, but I do know the people at that rally were not waving their pom poms they way they were in May 2007. Figure it out for yourselves. þ Thanks, þ Samuel D . Albury P.S. Perry Christie had this country on track. I’m sure many people realise this now. Too late to cry over split milk. When good men do nothing!Dear Sir, Where are all them environmentalminded people of The Bahamas? Where are they? Where are the local fishermen, those who want to kill anybody who messes with their lobster traps? Where is Lynn Holowesco, leader of our Senate or Brett Symonette (Deputy Prime Minister and Pop’s son). What do you think? Say some thing! You all sit there with your mouths shut. “Shut mouth catch no fly.” You leave us here on Guana Cay to fight for our and your environment, and all of you know what we are fighting for! We are fighting BIG money, we are fighting Hubert Ingraham and we are fighting for our rights to live on this island that we call our home. To live the way we have been living all our lives. Is that wrong? And to think that for money, Hubert sold us out. I expected this from Perry Christie but not from Hubert, no, not from Hubert and the FNM. Folks, when Michael Meldman of Baker’s Bay brought Perry Christie to see the development a few years ago, after Perry got his picture in the paper getting one of those special massages, the next day he give them everything. He gave them Crown land, he gave them Treasury land. They don’t have to pay no duty, no tax on nothing. Ain’t got to check with nobody to do what they want. “You build what you want and you don’t worry about the BEST Commission! Just give the head fellow of the BEST Commission a job, you know that Marshall fellow and you can tear up all the mangroves, cut down all the trees and kill the reef as long as he say it’s ok.” So, when we hear all of this, we call on Fred Smith, from Freeport. Mr. Smith says that Perry can’t give our Crown land away, don’t care what Heads of Agreement they sign. So, BAM, Fred Smith puts them in court! Anyhow, that is another story. We’ll talk about that after we get our court ruling. Back to Mike Meldman and Baker’s Bay. Now, the people put Christie and them out. We get the new government, Hubert and the Boys. What happened? Hubert done gone to Baker’s and, I don’t know if he got one of them massages or not, but next day he is in the papers saying he don’t see nothing wrong with these people at Bak er’s Bay. Hubert says they are just what Guana Cay needs. He says; don’t worry about the mangroves, the creek, bonefish, turtle breeding and the crabs! Why, we got plenty more of them creeks and mangroves all over The Bahamas. Why, we got over 700 islands! But he going to get a couple dollars out of these Baker’s boys. Money in the Treasury make him look good! So, he says to Mike Meldman, “Don’t concern yourself with them couple of terrorists on Guana Cay. I’m going to deal with them!” NO, HUBERT, you are not dealing with a couple terrorists on Guana. NO, HUBERT, you are dealing with the rights of the people. May I also add that you are dealing with a petition signed between Nov ember 2007 and December 2007 by 75 percent of the Bahamian Guana Cay people? This peti tion is asking you to stop this development. Seventy-five percent is the same amount from Guana Cay that voted FNM in the elections. You missed the boat, Hubert! You are not only dealing with Guana Cay, you are dealing with people who don’t want to see you and Mike Meldman kill one of world’s last living barrier reefs and de stroy Abaco environment from Grand Cay to Crossing Rocks. I don’t know how many golfers you think Baker’s Bay will get with a Tom Fazio golf course. But I know that with one of the world’s finest reefs just 20 feet from our shore, we get thousands of visitors yearly. Just swim from the beach to the reef and think about how you want a chemical factory in the middle of this reef! Man, move that killing golf course! Please don’t say that this golf course is 100 percent safe because we had three of the world’s top marine scientists, Thomas Goreau, Michael Risk and James Cervino, come to Guana Cay. They saw the reefs, they went diving on the reefs and they all agreed that this golf course will kill our reef within the next two years. Why, even Jean Michael Cousteau, the son of the fa mous Jacques Costeau, wrote to you and told you how dangerous this golf course is to the life of the reef. Hubert, you yourself even stated when you came to Guana Cay a year ago that you didn’t support a golf course when you first saw the plans! Answer me this. What would happen if the Baker’s Bay golf course experienced Please see Letters Page 29 More Letters to the Editor

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 27 the same fate as the Exuma Bay golf course after the last hurricane? Exuma Bay golf course was underwater, it flooded! No, Hubert, you can’t stop the wind, the tid al surge and the flooding. You can’t stop Mother Nature’s rage! Hubert, you know you did wrong when you visited Baker’s Bay and you didn’t even stop in the Guana Cay settlement! You passed us by like we don’t even exist to you. You sold us out for 30 pieces of silver. You told our Hope Town represen tative, Glenn Laing, when he tried to tell you about the petition, “Too late, Guana Cay missed the boat!” þ Aubrey Clarke þ Guana Ca y It takes everyone to build a communityDear Editor I was recently asked to go along and take minutes of a meeting, which I did. And as I wrote down the highlights of what and why the meeting was held, I also got a little upset with some of our residents and their lists of petty complaints. We actually live in Paradise and some people are too blind to see it. Yes, we have a clean little community with brightly painted houses, yards festooned with pretty flowers and the sea all around us. But that is not all there is to beautiful surroundings. Someone didn’t just snap their fingers and make our little settlement a place to be proud of. I wish some of these Complainers had been in attendance at a recent special school assembly where the students outlined just some of the many things we have to be proud of. It brought a lump to my throat.Some of our residents have worked hard over the years, building our roads, repair ing our long dock, rebuilding and saving lo cal landmarks, cleaning up litter from along the road from the time it was first pushed through the bush, not to mention removing bags and bags of litter from Big Mangrove and along our various nearby beaches. Where were these Complainers then? There is a general call to clean up litter along the roads on February 14. Will these same Complainers show up then to help? I think not. What I’m talking about is volunteering your labour for the good of the whole com munity and not just thinking about yourself and what you want all the time.The truth is we have lots to be proud of. We should all be proud that we do have some volunteers in our midst and first and foremost are our Local Government members. They don’t have to serve the people and I can speak from experience, it is a thankless job. All you do is hear complaints. And whenever there is a local project being worked on, you always see the same few faces. But do they ever get any thanks? No! But it’s not just local people who help us. Over the years in our various local fund raisers we have called on people out side our community, and they have always come through for us. Real friends, people with family roots that still feel tied to what happens here if only by a thread. Their gen erosity often was the only thing that made it possible for us to succeed. They might not have given of their time, but they donated to the cause in other ways; monetari ly and/or building supplies and sometimes food, even to helping with scholarships for our students or medical expenses for the needy. Some of us feel they are as much a part of this community, maybe more, than some who actually live here because they still care. These Complainers truly feel that because these friends don’t live here that maybe they shouldn’t share in our traditions or our local functions. The truth is these people might have lived here at one time or gone to school here and have been attend ing our local functions year after year. We hope we never lose these Friends, We can never thank them enough for all the times they have come to our aid. Lots of peo ple will never know who these wonderful benefactors are because they are the ones who feel you just have to snap your fingers and magically things happens. If these Complainers want to see chang es, why don’t they get out there and orga nize their own friends to help them achieve it, we did. þ Another G eneration Letters From Page 28 Please see Letters Page 28 More Letters to the Editor

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Page 28 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 We should decide Dear Sir: We’re not idiots. Why are we acting like idiots? The proposed development at Rocky Point in the settlement of Sandy Point is a farce. There is no natural harbour for a marina. There is no beach for a beach. There are wetlands where they want to build a hotel. If the development goes ahead as planned: from outside the settlement due to the size of the development, bringing crime. resource of crawfish, conch and grouper. fore not a resource offered to anyone from the settlement. ing jobs you know that’s true! ing for one man, and there will be more people in the development than in the settle ment sociologically this cannot be good.available as the rocks at Rocky Point will be gone in place of 35 feet of fill.How could a resort work in Sandy Point?The development could be downsized, for example, a copy of Tiamo on Andros What would this mean? No need to hire people outside of Sandy Point, keeping the crime to its current nonexistent state, and letting people in Sandy Point have all the jobs, especially the good ones! The resort wouldn’t have its own resources, so Sandy Point can benefit res taurants, shops, bakers, tour guides birding, bonefishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, flora and fauna, kayaking, etc. Organic farms can be setup to support the resort, providing more jobs. Sandy Point wouldn’t flood, as there would be no need for building up the land and blocking natural water outlets. Guests could enjoy parrot sightings from their bedroom porches. If done correctly, Sandy Point could prosper and progress through a small-scale eco-friendly resort. If not, Sandy Point will become the home of toilet cleaners and crime. Don’t think about what new car you are going to buy when these developers come with their wallets. Think of taking your grand children conching on the weekends when they have time off from their job at the resort, whether it be as an accountant, lawyer, manager or tour guide. We can have the best of both worlds; we just have to ask for it. Your grandchildren would remain in Sandy Point because there are good jobs available, and there will still be conch available, too, as it won’t have been overfished! We’re not idiots. This is our land. We should decide its future, that’s our right! þ Concerned about our future Dear Editor, With local government elections fast approaching this June, I would again like to again express that the Guana Cay local board needs more representation on local government. At present we have only one local board member who is easily outvot ed by the three members each from Hope Town and Man-O-War. Important deci sions are sometimes made by these other members without consideration for the needs and wants of Guana Cay. Ideally, we would like to have our own board separate and apart from Hope Town and Man-O-War. If this is not possible, we definitely would like the opportunity to have three members as do Hope Town and Man-O-War. There are many people that would run for local government if they knew there was more than one seat avail able, and they knew they could make a difference. Even before the massive develop ment planned for the north end of Guana, this island is growing at a dizzying pace and there are lots of important decisions that need to be made that require a quorum of at least three members. Our local government representative, Glenn Laing, has done a great job over the years but he needs help to do an even better job for Guana Cay. I have addressed this matter with our former administrator, Revis Rolle, in writ ing as far back as June 2005 as evidenced by the attached correspondence as well as the local population here on Guana. I have also addressed the matter with you. Mr. Cephas Cooper, at various public meetings on Guana. During his election campaign Mr. Edison Key also promised to address this issue as he felt it was important for the future of Guana Cay. Please forward this correspondence on to the minister of Local Government and any other decision mak ers as soon as possible so that we can reach this goal in this calendar year. Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter. þ Troy D Albury The Tragedy of the Turtle Dear Editor, Turtles can’t read. But they sure know then they are not wanted! The crackle and glow of continual fires, month after month as coppice and mangroves burn; the rumble of bulldozers and cranes reshaping the islands contours; the penetrating growl of chain saws and back-hoes removing Ca suarinas along the dunes; the cloudy, sand filled waters choked from a year of dredging..these events speak to the turtles. Proof that Guana’s turtles have gotten the message is the dismal hatch for the 2007 nesting season. As recently as 2005 the NW end of Guana Cay boasted dozens of turtle nests with thousands of hatchlings. What happened? Many factors are contributing to the plummeting populations of Bahamas turtles: illegal poaching of protected species, inability of government to enforce the CITES endangered species protection treaty, illegal construction of sea walls and bulkheads, encroachment of development and habitat destruction or disturbance. Where has Guana Cay gone wrong? The residents of Guana have lived in respectful harmony with the nesting turtles for centu -More Letters to the EditorLetters From Page 27 Please see Letters Page 29

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 29 Letters From Page 28 ries. In 2005, however, then Prime Minister Christie enticed a mega-developer to create a gated, golf and marina community on Guana Cay. This removed one third of the little islands’ area from local protection. The developers’ “experimental” approach put forth in their own Environmental Impact Assessment speaks for itself after three years. Their own report on the turtle hatch for the 2007 season confirms the locals’ worst fears. (November 1, 2007, Abaconian, Turtle Hatch) Less than five percent of the projected number of baby turtles successfully entered the ocean. Considering only one per thousand reaches maturity, the failure on Guana Cay is attracting world-wide scientific attention. The developer, Discovery Land and Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club, must concede that their environmental “experiment” has been a failure where the turtles are concerned. The scientific community and native Bahamians alike await the results of their “experiment” as far as reefs and mangroves are concerned. Meanwhile, the new government, headed by Prime Minister Ingraham, appears helpless to enforce or even acknowledge independent scientists’ recommendations to curb some aspects of the development in order to ensure the survival of critical ecosystems. Appalled Roberto, Roshante Murray; great-grandchildren Paulette, Rolanda, Simpson, Nataniel, Terrel, Timothy Jr, Tamisha, Teon, Ranaldo, Rayven, Toni, Jayquesha, Lashanda, Gregory Jr, Alpachino Jr., Godfrey Rolle, Keano Moxey, Carlos, Chino Jr, Kobe, Janique, Jadyn, Jayvonne, Lshae, Preceal, Cherine, Natalie, Kaitlin, Kirk Jr., Kelson, Dennis Jr, Ledro, Erica, Destiny, Ranard, Natalia, Quitel, Tanisha, Quinton Jr., Stephen, Tamara, Santino Jr. Antonio, John, Michael, Thristen, Kia, Princianna, Princicia, Denicia, Erica, Dereck, Ashanti, Travon, Nia, Stephen, Stella, Roman, Jauaria, Charleie, Alex, Kaylee Newton, Raven, Reign and Razia Murry; adopted children Pastor Stafford Symonette, Rev. Clayton McIntosh, Bishop Ephraim Rolle and Alexander Burns; nephews Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, Edward Penn, Kenneth Jr., Paul, David, Timothy, Joel Major, Vernal and Jacob Cornish, Patrick Pinder and Leon Pinder; nieces Alice Coakley, Princess Simms, Melvese, Vernice and Victoria Major, Mildred Blatch, Genevieve McIntosh, Cametta Russell, Erma Cornish and Clo Cooper; sons-inlaw Simpson McKinney, Godfrey Rolle, Dayton Farrington, Ronald Murray and Anthony Newton; daughters-in-law Ruth, Learlean and Princess Cornish and Deborah Hanna; grandsons-in-law and daughters-in law Abby McKinney, Erica McKinney, Timothy Russell, Shannette McKinney, Alpachino Kemp, Dominque Rolle, Lyantie, Jason Kelly, Samatha Cornish, Tyrone Dennis Thompson, Veleste Cornish, Mario Sawyer, Quinton Sr., Renatta Nixon, Preston Green, Vargo Cooper and Keith; god-children Lionel Cooper, Florence Sawyer, Cephas Cooper, Garth McIntosh, Effie Edgecombe, Vernal Cornish, Pherrol Duncombe and Coresia Kemp; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services for Bertram Stanley Capron, 71, of Murphy Town and formerly of Nassau was held on February 9 in Nassau with Pastor Eleanor Darville officiating. Interment followed in Nassau. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Lenora Hall-Capron; motherin-law Susan Hall; stepmother Elizabeth Capron; sons Jeffrey and Andrew Capron; daughters Lateria, Jewellan and Caroll Capron and Theresa Darville; son-in law Richard Darville; brothers-in-law Jim Hall, Sgt. Mack Hall, Leroy Hall, Jack Hall and John Hall; sisters-in-law Edith, Iva and Ella Hall, Delena Symonette, Alsaida Leary and Mary Sands and Eva Glinton; grandchildren Egnes Clarke, Emily, Andrea, Alma, Victoria, Richard and Bertram Jr. Darville, Tina, Tracy, Shenika and Allan Carpon and Rachel Moss; great-grandchildren; nephews Donnovan and Terrel Davis, Edmund Symonette, Jameko Hepburn, Dulon, Daron, Anthony, Desmond and Chavez Hall and Torreno Thurston; nieces Shantaye Hall, Chanique, Wright, Abigail and Kate Symonette and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries From Page 24 that are better suited to the development of high-end, environmentally-conscious and culturally attuned resorts that offer a relaxed, paced experience.” Let us hope this is not just placating words but a real movement in the right direction for the Family Islands. Let us be vigilant and ensure our Prime Minister’s words are not empty sentiments and hollow promises. We must be willing to let our government know “the will of the people.” Government must learn to respect us and hear our voice, and not just when they are looking for a vote. Together, with a concerted effort of the people, the government and a sustainable vision, we can endure the coming economic difficulties and have confidence in the future strength of our number one industry without sacrificing our history, culture and environment. We may even come out of this more culturally rich and attractive to a world of visitors. Visit: http:blog.my-abaco.com Viewpoint From Page 8The Moorings Yacht Charters• The Best Sailing Vacations In The World! • Prestige Class crewed yacht charter • Sailing Sloops and cats 35 ft. 47 ft. • Power catamarans 37 ft.The Conch Inn Resort• Hotel rooms on the harbour front • Curly Tails restaurant and bar on the waterfront See their ad • Dive Abaco a complete dive facility The Conch Inn Resort and MarinaPO Box AB20469, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Ph 242-367-4000 • Fax 367-4004 Email: themoorings@batelnet.bsCome and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina• Full service docks with power • Cable TV connections • Texaco fuel station Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar ChannelMarch 2008 Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new power boats 34 ft. mono-hull or 37 or 45 ft. Catamaran

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Page 30 Section A The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Hotels and House Rental Agents+ agents with multiple cottages and housesRev. Dec 06Area 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 3654636 Roberts Cottages þ 3 cott þ 365-4105 Guana Cay 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 519-3894846 þ Sea Shore Villas þ þ 365-5028 Ward’s Landing þ 4 units 904-9822762Hope Town Abaco Inn þ 22 rm þ 366-0133 Club Soleil þ 6 rm 1 cott þ 366-0003 Crystal Villas þ 6 villas 321-7834576 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 Lubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages þ 4 hse þ 366-3121 www.lubberslodging.com þ 7 hse 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) 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 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 By Janet R. Reingold Reingold@reingold.comI recently witnessed bullying, firsthand, among young boys in Hope Town four young boys picking on a smaller boy. Not understanding what I was seeing, and thinking it might be kids simply horsing around, I took no steps to intervene. I have since learned of other bullying oc currences here in Hope Town, some so severe they limit youngsters’ ability to go outside, walk down the streets, or safely play on the beach. There is substantial research to show that students who are repeatedly bullied face serious side effects, including low self-esteem, depression, tension and anx iousness, physical injuries and problems with schoolwork. Research also shows that bullies whose behavior is unchecked are likely to ma ture into destructive, antisocial teens and adults. One major study (Olweus, 1993) of children who bullied found the following: in middle school had at least one criminal conviction by age 24; convictions; and non bullies to have multiple convictions. Bullying is more widespread than we might like to think. A U.S. survey (Nan sel, et al., 2001) of 15,600 students in grades six through 10 uncovered the fol lowing statistics: 19 percent of students surveyed bullied others sometimes or more often; 17 percent were bullied sometimes or more often; Yet, bullying is something each of us can help prevent. First, we must recog nize bullying in its diverse, complex, and sometimes unrecognized forms: Physical bullying. This form of bully ing involves physical threats, hitting, bit ing, punching, hair pulling, or kicking. Instead of isolating a non-athletic victim during a game, these bullies might target the child throw after throw. The physical bully also might steal the victim’s posses sions. Racial and sexual bullying. Racist bully ing preys on children through racial slurs, offensive gestures or jokes about cultural traditions. Sexual bullying involves sexu ally abusive or inappropriate comments and unwanted physical contact. Emotional and verbal bullying. Emo tional bullies spread rumors or isolate or exclude a child from activities freezing them out of lunchroom seating arrange ments, ignoring them on the playground or excluding them when birthday party invitations are sent out. Verbal bullying usually involves name-calling, incessant mocking and laughing at a child’s ex pense. Cyberbullying. Through email, in stant messaging, Internet chat rooms and camera cell phones, bullies forward and spread hurtful images and messages that travel fast and reach broad circles. Second, we must know and understand how we can help prevent bullying. Here are a few things each of us can do:Establish a policy of zero tolerance for bullying behavior and help teachers, students and parents recognize it in every form.Provide information and training to educate parents, teachers, students and the community about effective ways to stop bullying. Here are a few helpful websites that can help you learn more about bullying and how to prevent it: http://stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/15plus/ aboutbullying.asp http://prevnet.ca/Home/tabid/36/De fault.aspx http://www.teachsafeschools.org/Stand by the child being bullied. The single most important thing we can do is to change from being a bystander to being a person who “stands by” the youngster being bullied. Research has shown that 85 percent of bullying incidents are observed. And bul lying stops within 10 seconds 50 percent of the time when someone intervenes.Talk to the parents of both the bullies and the victims. They may be unaware that their child is involved. Here in Hope Town it appears there are only a few families whose children are bul lies. Is yours one of them? Let’s all help stop bullying when we see it happening.Viewpoint Anglican Parish Hall$30 for Chamber members $50 for non-membersIncludes light refreshments þ Hon. Zhivargo Laing Minister of State for Finance “Connecting Employers and Employees to Build a World Class Work Force” Mr. Harcourt Brown Director of Labour “The Employment Act 2001” Our Round Table Panel Ms. Bernadette Hepburn Mrs. Victoria Albury Mrs. Lavon Laroda To Register Contact abacochamber@gmail.com “Building Bridges and Labour Relations The groups’ representatives were invited to pick a number to determine their order of appearance. The groups were reminded that the parade will start at 6:30 sharp, immediately after the opening ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Groups were threatened to have points taken away for tardy appearance. From Page 13

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section A Page 31 Abaco Ferry Service Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40 (Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 11 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15 Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25 þ * to or from White Sound Albury’s Ferry Service Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 þ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45* þ Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm þ 3:15* 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 þ 1:30 pm þ 3:30 þ 5:45* þ Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30* Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5 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. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Bahamas Ferries The Great Abaco Express Dive Shops þ. 367-2963 þ. 367-0350 367-2787 þ. 366-0431 þ. 365-8571 þ. 365-4411 þ. 365-5178 þ. 365-6013 Rentals * Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals þ. ............................. 367-2655 B & B Boat Rentals þ. ............................ 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals þ. ........................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals þ. ................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals þ. ........................ 367-5570 Power Cat Boat Rentals þ. ................................ ... Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) þ. ..... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals þ. ..................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars þ. 367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals þ. .......................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals þ. ................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals þ. ........................ 367-4887 Bay Street Rentals + þ. ........ 477-5300 365-4070 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental þ. ... 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental þ. ............................. 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals ......................... 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals þ. .. 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals þ. ............................. 365-4145 Sea Side Carts + þ. ............................... . 477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals .............................. 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals þ. ............... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes þ. ................. 365-5178 Conch Pearl Boat Rentals þ. .................. 365-6502 Island Treasures Cart Rentals þ. ........... 365-6072 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals þ. .................. 365-6024 þ Waterways Boat Rental þ. .. 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals þ. ..................... 366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals þ. ................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals þ. ........................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals þ. ............... 366-0282 J R’s Cart Rental þ. ............................... . 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals þ. .................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals þ. ............................. 366-0069 Alison Car Rent þ. ............................... .. 365-8193 Cash’s Carts ....................................... 365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals þ. ..................... 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals þ. ........................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals þ. ............................... 365-8465 Triple J Car Rentals þ. ........................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks þ. .............. 365-8749 Sandy Point Patrick Roberts þ. .. 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows þ. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain þ. ...... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows þ. .... 366-4175 Links Adderly þ. ...... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows þ. .... 366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury þ. ......... 375-8068 Terrance Davis þ. .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder þ. ...... 366-2163 Justin Sands þ. ...... 367-3526 Danny Sawyer þ. ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer þ. ........ 367-3941 David Albury þ. ....... 365-6059 Tony Russell þ. ....... 366-3259 Theodore Sawyer þ. ... 366-2111 Will Sawyer þ. ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer þ. .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe þ. ............... 366-2107 Randy Sawyer þ. ......... 366-2284 Casaurina Point Junior Albury þ. ........... 366-3058 Budy Pinder þ. ............. 366-2165 Maitland Lowe þ. ........ 366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh þ. .. 477-5037 Pope McKenzie þ. ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell þ. ...... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle þ. ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle þ. .......... 365-0024 Ronnie Sawyer þ. ....... 365-4070 Jeff Survance þ. .......... 365-4040 Ricky Sawyer þ. .......... 365-4261 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers þ. ........................... $$$ þ. ....... þ. .... 367-2158 Curly Tails ...................... $$$ þ. ............. 367-4444 Gino’s þ. ............................... .. $ þ. ............. 367-2002 Golden Grouper þ. .............. $ þ. ............. 367-2301 Hummingbird þ. .................... $$ þ. ............. 367-2922 Island Cafe þ. ......................... $ þ. ............. 367-6444 Jamie’s Place þ. ..................... $ þ. ............. 367-2880 Jib Room þ. ......................... $$ þ. ............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken þ. ............... þ. ... 367-2615 Mangoes þ. ........................ $$$ þ. ............. 367-2366 Pop’s Place þ. ........................ $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 367-3796 Poppa Georgio’s þ. ................ $ Sea Shells þ. ......................... $ þ. ............. 367-4460 Snack Shack þ. ..................... $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 367-4005 Snappas þ. ............................. $ þ. ............. 367-2278 Subway þ. ............................... ............... 367-2798 Wallys þ. ............................ $$$ þ. ............. 367-2074 Mother Merle’s þ. ................. $$ Abaco Inn þ. ..................... $$$ þ. ............. 366-0133 Cap’n Jacks þ. ....................... $ þ. ............. 366-0247 Harbour’s Edge þ. ............... $$ þ. ............. 366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge þ. ....... $$$ þ. ............. 366-0095 Munchies þ. .......................... $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 366-0423 Sea Spray þ. ...................... $$ þ. ..... þ. ..... 366-0065 Cracker P’s ......................................... 366-3139 Hibiscus þ. ............................... ........... 365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar þ. ..................... 365-6501 Blue Water Grill þ. .............. $$$ þ. ............. 365-5230 Grabbers þ. ........................ $$$ þ. ............. 365-5133 Guana Seaside þ. ............. $$$ þ. ............. 365-5106 Nippers þ. .......................... $$$ þ. ............ 365-5143 Orchid Bay þ. ............................... .......... 265-5175 Florence’s Cafe þ. ................. $ Coconuts þ. .............................. Harbour Cafe þ. .................... $ þ. ............. 365-8635 Hudson’s Delight þ. ............... $ þ. ............ 365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant þ. ... $$$ þ. ............. 365-8469 Touch of Class þ. ............. $$$ þ. ............. 365-8195 Bluff House ..................... $$$ þ. ............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro þ. ............. $$ þ. ............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club þ. .......... $$$ þ. ............. 365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill þ. ......... $$ þ. ............. 365-4389 Laura’s Kitchen þ. ............... $$ þ. ............. 365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant þ. .... $$ þ. ............. 365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe þ. .......................... 365-4234 Rooster’s Rest þ. ................ $$ þ. ....... þ. .... 365-4066 Sundowners þ. ............................... ........ 365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock) þ. .. $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 365-8635 Sandy Point Nancy’s þ. ............................... . Pete & Gays þ. ................. $$$ þ. ............ 366-4119 þ. ................... 366-4477Everyone reads The AbaconianPlease bring errors & revisions to our attention Rev 18 Dec 07 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 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour þ. ... 367-2295 þ Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic þ. ............. 367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre þ. ................ 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour þ. ......... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay þ. ................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town þ. ......... 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay þ. ..... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................ 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point þ. ............. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town þ. ............................... . Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay þ. ................................ ... Closed þ Bluff House ................ 45 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club þ. ...... 32 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina þ. ... 15 ................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club þ. ....... 12 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service þ. .. 10 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina þ. 150 þ. ...... F þ. ...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Marina þ. ... 26 ....... F þ. ...... 365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina þ. 183 ....... F þ. ...... 367-2736 Conch Inn þ. ................... 75 ....... F þ. ..... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina þ. . 36 ....... F þ. ..... 367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina þ. 52 þ. F 367 2700 Hope Town Marina þ. ..... 16 ................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina þ. ....... 6 ....... F þ. ...... 366-0154 Sea Spray þ. .................. 50 ....... F þ. ...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina þ. ... 75 ....... F þ. ...... 365-0083 Orchid Bay þ. ................. 32 ....... F þ. ...... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is þ. ........ 367-2266 American Eagle Miami þ. ................................... ... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud þ. .......... 367-2095 Chaulks Ft. Lauderdale þ. ............................... 954-359-0329 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach þ. ......................... 367-3415 Island Express Ft Lauderdale þ. ............................ 367-0169 Southern Air Nassau þ. ................................... ....... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale þ. ..................... 367-0140 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. þ. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale þ. ............................. 367-0032 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air þ. ................................... ........................... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters þ. ................................... ...... 367-3450 for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr þ. ........... $12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru þ. .......... Dundas Town þ. ................................... ...................... $10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market þ. .......... $10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto þ. ................................ $ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town þ. ................ $10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta þ. ................................... ... $14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house þ. ................ $14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house þ. ................... $14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house þ. ........ $16 + $5 Great Cistern þ. ................................... ...................... $20 + $5 Spring City þ. ................................... .......................... $15 + $5 Snake Cay þ. ................................... ........................ $35 + $10 Treasure Cay þ. ................................... .................. $60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point þ. ................................... ................ $60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores þ. ........ $70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee þ. ................................... $80 + $10 Crossing Rocks þ. ................................... .............. $100 + $10 Sandy Point þ. ................................... .................... $135 + $10 Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore þ. ........ $ 2 each Jib Room þ. ................................... ............................. $ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center þ. ................................... ...... $5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock þ. ....................... $ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock þ. ................................... .... $ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance þ. ................... $ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant þ. ................................... ...... $10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. Effective 13 Nov 05 Treasure Cay Resort þ. ................................... ........... $20 + $5 Madeira Park þ. ................................... ....................... $14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock þ. ................................... .. $8 + $4 Moxy þ. ................................... ................................... $18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm þ. .................................... ............. $24 + $5 Sand Banks þ. ................................... ........................ $24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee þ. ................................... .. $44 + $10 Black Wood þ. ................................... ........................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town þ. ................................... $37 + $5 Cedar Harbour þ. ................................... .................... $55 + $5 Wood Cay þ. ................................... ........................... $60 + $5 Mount Hope þ. ................................... ........................ $65 + $5 Fox Town þ. ................................... ............................ $70 + $5 Crown Haven þ. ................................... ...................... $75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport þ. ................................... ...... $75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour þ. ............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) þ. .......... $18 + $ 5 þ. .................................. $22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek þ. .................................... .... $35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey þ. ................................... ............. $16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX þ. ............................ $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport þ. ........................ $75 + Points of Interest þ. þ. þ. Wyannie Malone Historical Museum þ. Hope Town þ. Hope Town þ. Drive to & swim in Blue Hole þ. Treasure Cay farm road þ. 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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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 15, NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2008 By Jennifer Hudson The 11th Annual Abaco Beach Resort Art Festival got off to a great start on February 1 with a record-breaking crowd enjoying the preview and cocktail recepBy Jennifer Hudson Supt. Theophilus Cunningham took over as Officer in Charge of the Abaco Police District on January 16 from Supt. Wayne Miller. Supt. Cunningham was previously Officer in Charge of the Con trol Room/ Mobile Division in New Prov idence and was responsible for numerous raids and operations on New Providence. “It is the responsibility of the Officer in Charge of the Mobile Division to ensure a quick response by police as it relates to any crime being committed on the streets of New Providence. In addition it is the job of the Control Room to ensure that ‘call takers’ answer all incoming com plaints in a quick, courteous and professional manner and forward the calls to a dispatcher who dispatches cars promptly to the scene.” Supt. Cunningham’s objectives and goals for Abaco are to foster, strengthen and promote good community policing partnership programmes, in particular the youth bands and cause crime within On January 16, 2008, a handing and taking over ceremony took place for the Officer in Charge of the Abaco District from Supt. Wayne Miller to Supt. Theophilus Cunningham in the presence of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Eugene Cartwright, Officer in Charge of Grand Bahama & Northern Region. This took place at the police station in Dundas Town. Abaco has new police chiefPlease see Police Page 27 By Betsy Bracey As North Abaco’s residents crowded the Treasure Cay village parking lot, Colin Albury and his volunteer fire brigade demonstrated how quickly and effectively they can react when fire threatens, After successfully responding to a bush fire at Sand Banks settlement on January 23, the brigade was at peak form on Janu ary 26th, impressing the onlookers with their expertise. The Jaws of Life equipment was also put into action. It was very easy to imag ine being trapped in that mangled Volvo Please see North Page 14 Edna Kemp and Sharon Dorsette recently began making shell and coconut jewelry after attending BAIC courses in the craft. They showed an impressive selection of jewelry pieces at this their first appearance at the art show. They said they would not have been able to do the work if they had not taken the courses. Jeep Byers is a very versatile artist who is always surprising us with new styles of paint ing as he is a firm believer that it is very important for all artists to keep moving. His first love is for his vibrant acrylics on canvas, then moving on to create his own style of native art and now branching out into more of an abstract style. tion. The pavilion was packed with art aficionados arriving early, eager to get first choice on that special piece of art Please see Art Show Page 2 The newly formed Treasure Cay Volunteer Fire Department competently showed off their skills at a deomonstration on January 23. The event was a fund raising for pur chasing a tanker fire truck. Fire Chief Colin Albury directed the firemen. By Jennifer Hudson Nineteen Chinese immigrants, 12 males and 7 females, were arrested in the Sandy Point area by police at approximately 2.30 p.m. on January 21 after their arrival there by plane. Following their arrest they were handed over to Immigration officials for further processing. Three Bahamian males were also arrested by police in reference to human smuggling. Investigations into these matters are ongoing. The illegal immigrants were transported by plane to New Providence, then back to where they had originated from.Chinese Immigrants Apprehended Hope Town Fair Barefoot Man Concert and horrifying to think of it catching fire. So when the volunteers chopped open the roof and snapped off the door, it was greeted with a round of applause. The only piece of equipment missing from the Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization’s Fire Department is a 3000-gallon tanker truck. We are now one step closer to being able to purchase that through the efforts of many ladies who provided a wonderful Bahamian-style lunch and a table groaning with sweets.

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 or just browse and socialise. Whatever the goal, everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy the evening and felt that the show was well organised with a good variety of work displayed. Vocal and guitar selections by Estin Sawyer added an air of festivity and, much to the delight of many, this year the Junkanoo parade had been discontinued. This year the festival took on more of the aspect of an Art and Craft show as, in addition to the canvas art almost half of the floor space was dedicated to crafts, particularly jewelry. The pavilion was well laid out and a programme for each patron gave not only a list of all of the exhibitors Art Show From Page 1 Please see Art Show Page 4 on the back page but also a useful plan of the entire pavilion in the centrefold showing the location of each artist which was very helpful. Several of the familiar faces were missing this year and there were not as many participants from Nassau and Freeport. But it is always good to see new faces and styles, and fortunately this year there were several new artists to step into the breach. This is the second year that the festival has hosted an art competition for school children and about 30 entries were re ceived from schools throughout Abaco. The prize winners were announced at 7:30 p.m. and the talented winners were Chel sea Charlton in first place, a grade 10 stu dent at Agape School, for her still life of a vase of flowers; Ivanna Gaitor of Abaco Central High School in second place with a beach scene; and Hilary Roberts of Agape School in third place with another beach scene. Several students received honour able mention. Several of the well established artists whom we look forward to seeing each year surprised us yet again with new styles added to those for which they are already well known. Albury’s Designs This year artist So nya Weatherford and her master wood worker father, Andy Albury, teamed up to share the first booth inside the door. So nya displayed her artwork and note cards depicting scenes of nature alongside her father’s famous half boat models. Andy is the son of Emerson Albury of Man-O-War Cay and has carried on his father’s strong and beautiful way of putting wood together to create boat models and rocking chairs. Bob Zwickel first began painting in water colour but soon branched out into bold acrylics, then oils and now pastels. His latest artwork demonstrates a softer, more intimate style as depicted in such scenes as the two young girls on a swing with arms entwined and a couple walking along a deserted beach. Zyandric Jones is a young artist with vision beyond his years. His charcoal portraits of interesting faces are truly amazing in their intensity and detail. Zyandric always se lects subjects with features that tell a story of struggle or suffering and looking at these portraits is as if one can see right into the soul of the person. Occasionally Zyandric branches out to paint sea life as that is more popular with the tourists. Kaitlynd Zimmer is an up and coming young artist who paints on Elbow Cay. She spe cialises in oil paintings of island and fish motifs. She was excited at this her first time showing at the Abaco Beach Art Festival. Attila Feszt is a graphic artist who also lives in Hope Town and provides arit for Abaco T Shirts.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 3 www.SIRbahamas.com CONTINUED IN SEþcCTION A, PþaA GE 3 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 $17,400. þ Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 þCCOCO BAY LOT $650,000. þ Stan Sawyer: 242.577.0298 TREASURE 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 GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA 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 #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 NEW PRICE MARSH HARBOUR #4136 þ þCCASA þS SEþrRENA þC CANAL þF FþrRONT 2 bed 2 bath home and a self sufficient 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Great views. Dock access. þ / $1,499,000.Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 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 terior 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 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031 þCCOCO BAY þLLOT þHHAþrbRBOUþrRFþrRONT 115 ft. dredged cannel, 40 ft. dock. Close proximity to resorts and beach. Perfect home site. $650,000.Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298TREASURE CAY #4203 þSSAND BANKS þWWATEþrRFþrRONT 2 large commercial waterfront to highway lots. Recently surveyed. Priced to sell. $95,000. each Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com 242.577.0298 HIGH ROCKS #3248 VþiILLA þEESþpPANOLA 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS #2425 M ANþgrGROLA þSSEA VþiIEWS beautifully lanscaped 3 bed 3 bath, close to Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, 200 ft. from sandy beach. $690,000. Laurie.Schreiner@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 #4197 þSSEþrRENDþipiIPITY 3 bed 3 bath newly built home leads to 110ft. of beach frontage. Spectacular location. þAA bsoultely trunkey. $1,150,000.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/fishing lodge potential. $650,000. Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com NEW LISTING 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. NEW PRICE TILLOO CAY #3792 þOONE þAACþrRE þWWATEþrRFþrRONT Great elevation. Room for a protected dock with good water depth. $350,000 .Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY #4147 GOLF þCCOUþrRSE þLLOT #1 offering 18,000 sq. ft. of land. Spectacular views from the 14th. green. Outstanding home site. $106,800. Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com 242.367.5046 NEW LISTING

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian February 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.com1 Feb 08Hope Town 1374 Best priced sandy beach lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and ready for building. Little Harbour 1335 Spacious 2/2 cottage on large hillside lot, great ocean views. The Abaco Club 1363 Two adjacent beach lots with unobstructed views of Winding Bay. Yellowwood Hillside ocean view lot. Electricity and water now available. Guana beachfront home 1256 3/2 on high dune, endless views. Great rental history. Marsh Harbour home 1364 2/2 on lovely landscaped lot. Centrally located. $206,000 Sea Glass 1337 3/2 home on Guana Cay with beach access just steps away. $439,000 Watching Bay 1392 Fabulous hill top lot with great views. Short walk to beach. White Sound Two adjacent beach lots with 150’ of beachfront and 100 ft. private dock on White Sound. Watching Bay Three adjacent lots near the entrance of this new subdivision just outside the settlement of Cherokee. 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 water front lots, both offering great dockage.Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI Phone 367-0080Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 The only 3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonder ful kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A must see unit. Marsh Harbour pool home 1422 3/2 home on large landscaped lot with pool and spacious decking and patio, central a/c, central location. Marsh Harbour executive home 1421 k Spacious home with 3/2 on three levels, along with 2/2 and 1/1 apartments. Pool and large landscaped lot. Cove Estates home 1377 Well designed 2/2 offering cathedral ceilings, a/c, large patio, lovely lot. Great Cistern Triplex 1393 Great invest ment in a newly built triplex. Excellent rentals Sweetings Village Residential lot in fast growing community 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 Aisle of Palm Realty P.O.Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Brigitte Bowyer Carey is a prolific painter whose love is painting landscapes and seascapes. Her unusual wet on wet wa ter colour technique gives her paintings an ethereal aspect and she had many on display. Colette Rolle is known for several different styles of art work but this year this talented lady added coconut shell jewelry and handbags to her offerings. She has also branched out to publish a small cookbook entitled Bahamian Kitchen which is “a small collection of Bahamian recipes plus an amusing abbreviated look at Bahamian slang and words of wisdom.” Jo-Ann Bradley, in addition to her oil paintings of local scenery, was showing two paintings of plant life which she has recently branched out into. Pastel portraits are also her forte along with the use of sea shells as a background for her artwork. Kimberly Sturrup Roberts once again showed a varied selection of fabric col lages, mixed media and silk paintings. Her latest creations are mini fish hanging quilts and framed Fabric Fritters.Lillian Cash displayed a large selection of straw bags which she designs and crafts. Linda Wiltfang displayed an eclectic collection of hand crafted jewelry which incorporated contemporary glass beads as well as some very unusual and attractive antique pieces. Her fused glass Junkanoo pins were fun and popular. Marjolein Scott, whose name is syn onymous with whimsical silk paintings of island life and bold depictions of na tive people, has been encouraged by art ist friend Bob Zwickel to branch out into abstract designs. This was the first show at which she has displayed her new abstract paintings as well as a new line of Barefoot Contessa journals. Michael Adams is a painter and sculp tor who resides on Guana Cay. He is most known for his bronze sculptures, some of which are very large. This was his first time showing at the festival and was displaying some smaller limited edition sculptures mounted on a granite base. In addition to his sculptures his booth was colorfully enhanced with several small paintings. All of his paintings are done with molding paste and a knife. “I like the thickness and tex ture as it is similar to sculpture,” he stated. He adds a brilliant wash of colour to many of these pieces. Nancy Angstadt has, for years, divid ed her time between Marsh Harbour and Pennsylvania but has now been able to retire to Marsh Harbour where she pursues her true avocation-art specializing in peaceful beach scenes and flowers. Rhonda Pearce has developed her love of photography into a great art and displays all the beauty of nature, especially the sea shore in her prints and note cards. Susan Parotti, although she has been painting for years, was displaying her work at the art show for the first time as retirement has now provided her with time for her art. She specializes in oils and acrylics and had some striking large scale pieces of the Bahama parrot on display plus several other colorful pieces. Timothy Higgs’s incredible underwater photography caught one’s eye immediately upon entering the pavilion. These amazing photographs are the result of Tim’s desire to capture and share the magnificent beauty of God’s creation beneath the seas as a result of his interesting work as a scuba diver. His 8-year-old daughter, Rebekah, is following in her father’s footsteps and for the second year in a row sold some of her photography at the show. Tonia Van Mill again displayed her striking original oils of underwater and beach scenes and this year showed her diversity by adding some one-of-a-kind quilted jackets. Tuppy Weatherford is well known for her stunning photography of Bahamian parrots which she has in her garden on Man-O-War Cay, but she also captures the beauty of flowers and porpoises among other subjects. Tuppy is the owner of Blue Sky Gallery and also displayed a selection of work from the gallery. A giant blue-spotted orange curly tail Art Show From Page 2 Colyn Rees is a well known photographer, famous for his extraordinary black and white photographs of the entire Bahamas dating back to the 1940s. His booth, as usual, was crowded with people eager to get a glimpse of and purchase a piece of Bahamian history in pictures. Please see Art Show Page 5

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 l izard looked down upon the proceedings from its vantage point up above everyone’s heads at one end of the pavilion. This was the handiwork of Larry Wilson, an artist who dabbles in all types of art but specialis es in sand sculptures and what he calls “big stuff.” This 11-foot by four and a half-foot creation normally lives above the bar at Curly Tails Restaurant, having been com missioned by the restaurant owners. But for the duration of the show it was transported to a place of honour looking down on all who attended to enjoy the event.Wines served during the cocktail preview were sponsored by Burns House and featured wines that were being offered on special at A and K Liquor Store in Marsh Harbour and Spanky’s in Treasure Cay. Tasty hors d’oeuvres selections were of fered to patrons throughout the evening by the Abaco Beach Resort. The Art Festival was open on the Sat urday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. which enabled a large number of persons to browse and pur chase art work. The artists were extremely pleased with the large numbers that visited the show this year and the amount of sales made.Art Show From Page 4 The team of three individual, diversified artists: Marjolein Scott, Jeep Byers and Robert Zwickel, received much acclaim in their successful showing at Doongalik Gallery in Nassau’s Marina Village. Pamela Burnside, manager and artis the visitors were absolutely thrilled to actually meet the artists, have them sign their purchased pieces and have a photograph to take back with them! These shows continue to reinforce the fact that we have an abun dance of talent in the country which must continue to be used to expose our amazing artwork to the world.” Each of these talented artists represents techniques learned from worldwide travel and experience in their field and displays their latest works in a wide variety of me dia. Opening night was well attended. A warm, friendly atmosphere prevailed as interested art aficionados were served fine wines by Butler & Sands, soft Bahamian music and interesting conversations with the artists and the host and hostess, Pamela and Jackson Burnside. True Colors will combine their talents in a collaborative effort to bring new and exciting visual presentations to their next show. expectations in Nassau art showThree Abaco artists recently showed their work at the Doongalik Gallery on Paradise Island as guests of Pamela and Jackson Burnside. Shown here are Jeep Byers, Marjolein Scott, Mr. Burnside and Robert Zwickel. tic director, is quoted as saying. “We are honored to have hosted the Show Opening of these three exceptional Abaco artists at the Doongalik Gallery on Paradise Island. “The reaction of our guests and visitors at the event was extremely positive. Many of Support Citizens Against Crime

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Mermaid Reef VillasOn quiet Pelican Shore in Marsh Harbour Waterfront Beach Terrace, Pool News of the Cays Guana Cay The annual event at Nippers on Guana Cay draws nearly 2,000 merry makers, some coming from far away as the UK and Hawaii. This year marks the seventh concert and it’s expected that Guana Cay will be near overflow. Local Bahamian singer Stone McEwan will be warming up the crowd, followed by The Barefoot Man and his back up crew Sea n B. Barefoot music is best described like a tropical drink concoction a bit of Calypso, reggae and country mixed with lots of island rhythms and garnished with a huge dose of humor. George Nowak, Barefoot Man, has been hanging out on the Abaco cays for over three decades. His daugh ter Dawn and her family reside on Green Turtle Cay. The Barefoot Man has recorded 26 al bums in his career and many of them are popular items at gift shops throughout Abaco and Nassau, especially his CD entitled In The Bahamas which includes such popular cuts as Hope Town Ferry, Laying Low in Abaco, The Nippers Song and, of course, the very popular Conched Out at the Conch Inn. The event has proven so popular that Nippers’ owner Johnny Roberts has planned an additional concert for July 22nd. þ Guana Cay Meeting By Samantha V. Evans On January 28th Mr. Cephas Cooper along with representatives from BEC, BTC, the Port Authority, and Environmen tal Health traveled to Great Guana Cay for a Town Meeting held at the schoolhouse. The purpose of the meeting was to hear the concerns and complaints of the residents. This is the first meeting in a long time that has been held so the residents were very appreciative of it. The meeting was organized by Mr. Glen Laing, the Guana Cay Councillor on the Hope Town District Council who has been fighting to get the concerns of the residents heard by the au thorities on Local Government but to no avail. The meeting was chaired by Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor. Mr. Cooper began the meeting by tell ing the residents that if they do not have the answers to their questions tonight that they will get them for them because he brought a good team of people along with him. He realizes that they may need an audience with other persons who he promised to bring with him at the next Council meeting. Mr. Wensil Jones, new manager for BEC, told them that he is new on the island, but he took a few of his team members with him who are more familiar with the cay than he is. However, he did tell them that he was shown the lighting issues when the group arrived at the dock and various key areas of the island that they toured on arrival. He promised them that these matters will be addressed as soon as tomorrow. Ms. Arlene Clarke, Manager of BTC Abaco, recalled her first visit to the cay when she helped to improve their phone and radio service which she was happy to do. They are presently addressing the phone matter and hopes that a speedy resolution will be found. Please see Cays Page 8 A large number of Guana Cay residents attended a Town Meeting held in the school on January 28. The residents voiced many problems and were appreciative of Administrator Cephas Cooper and other government officials who listened and in many cases were able to assure them that action would happen.

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February 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 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 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 February 15 , 2008 Capt. Cyril Roker of the Port Authority stated that he has a great concern that he sees growing on this cay. He stated that many persons are building docks and put ting in moorings without permission from his department. He stated that they will be torn down by his department without any prior notice because they are illegal constructions. He encouraged Great Guana Cay residents to comply with the laws of this land. He is unclear about what Nassau More News of the Cays will do to address such problems, but his office will take strict measures to ensure that the laws are upheld. Also accompanying the group was Ve ronica Curry, representative for Environ mental Health. The residents and second home owners had many concerns that they wanted the panel to address. Some of them included lack of lighting on the government dock, illegal building of docks at various points on the cay, securing BEC transformers, installing new poles to alleviate low hanging Batelco and Cable Bahamas lines, improv ing the lighting on the island, regulating electric bills, ensuring that their bills are mailed out on time so that they can be received, receiving reimbursement for services not received or wrong billing, BEC and BTC not cleaning up after their work, not replacing faulty cables, not providing proper phone service on the island, lack of adequate response to service problems and queries, the need for a proper dump, the need for bathroom facilities for tourists to use, addressing the fly and mosquito problem immediately, regulating foreign char ter boats, investigating the reckless driving of ferry drivers, raising standards and requirements for persons to obtain captain’s license and the stopping the illegal docking of boats on the cay. The residents told Mr. Cooper that they are in desperate need of a clinic. The last time the doctor came to the cay was in June of last year and the nurse came last week, the first time since November of last year. This is unacceptable and needs to be addressed right away. They are fear ful of what will happen if this neglect con tinues. Additionally, they are in need of a police officer to man the police station that is presently empty. Mr. Cooper told them that he has noted all of their concerns and assured them that some of them can be addressed immediately while others will take longer time. But they will all be addressed. He reminded them that about $26,000 from capital funds is available and their MP’s money has been allotted which can be used to address some of these problems in the community. Some of the residents are concerned that Man-O-War Cay and Hope Town can get over $100,000 for road work while they are only getting a few dollars to address their many concerns and problems. They see this as being very unfair and demeaning to the residents of Great Guana Cay who also deserve to live in comfort. Mr. Cooper suggested that they petition the Minister of Local Government so that he can address these matters. Other residents had concerns about the amount of land the government is selling away to foreigners who continue to Cays From Page 6 Please see Cays Page 9 Mr. Mark Mason, the new owner of Elbow Cay Estates, gave a generous donation to the Elbow Cay Community Development Association. Accepting the check on behalf of the Association were Junior Mernard, President and Franklin Knowles, Treasurer. Shown here are Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper, Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Mr. Mason, Mr. Mernard and Mr. Knowles. Ph: 242-367-3231 Fax: 242-367-3233 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 restaurant 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 apart ment units that are fully furnished with central air conditioning. Sits on 15,000 sq. ft. Landscaped. All units are rented. RECUDED $291,500 Person purchasing this will have an instant business. 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 gross þ 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 individually. Lot #11 11,022 sf. $85,000 gross Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross One lot in Murphy Town Subdivision on Shell Road Lot size 131 x 110 (14,410 sf) $32,760 gross For sale 15 acres of land at Baker’s Heights near Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000 , this property will go fast. Call today. Two lots for sale located on hillside in YellowwoodProperty adjacent to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $63,000 gross Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $55,000 each net Duplex for sale off Forest Drive in Murphy Town 2 two bedroom, one bath $185,500 net Triplex for sale Murphy Town 2 one-bedroom, one-bath and 1 two-bedroom, one-bath. $159,000 net 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 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 More News of the Cays break the laws of this country. Mr. Cooper assured the residents that he will get answers for the questions they have raised that were out of his jurisdic tion to answer. He also assured them that he has implemented a verification process to hold persons accountable for work being paid for by Local Government. Due to their concerns expressed that night, he will ask the same of their District Councilor as well. They were all pleased with this de cision made by Administrator Cooper be cause they believe that too many persons are being paid by Local Government for work that they are not doing. The three agencies expected to attend the next council meeting are the officer in charge of the Ministry of Health Abaco office, the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Road Traffic. A meeting will be held once per quarter. Hope Town By Justin Noice One of the most popular events on El bow cay, the annual Hope Town Fair, will be held this year on February 23rd. Taking place around the Post Office and Jarrett Park, this family fun day includes music, food, games for everyone, adult beverages, a raffle as well as the ever popular hermit crab races. A silent auction will be held throughout the day as well as an upscale live auction that will feature such items as large model ships, antique coins, artwork, jewellery, decorator items and even a large brass cannon. The public will get the opportunity to view rescue equipment, the BASRA boat and fire engines up close and watch the demonstrations by members of Hope Town Fire & Rescue. Last year this included a surprise visit by a US Coast Guard helicopter which thrilled the crowd as it made several low passes and hovered over the harbour. Always popular with locals and visitors alike are the original Fire Rescue merchan dise items for sale such as T-shirts, ball caps, and Tervis tumblers that make great souvenirs and gifts. All proceeds from the fair will go towards the completion of the new fire sta tion in Hope Town settlement. By Samantha V. Evans There has been so much distorted infor mation printed in the Nassau-based Tribune and spread by residents of Hope Town about the sale of Elbow Cay Estates that Cays From Page 8 Please see Cays Page 10

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Now OpenMajestic Roomin Marsh Harbour’s Faith Convention Center Banquets Concerts Graduations Private Parties Club Meetings Private Parties Art Exhibitions Birthday Parties Beauty Pageants Business Meetings Conventions / Conferences Wireless Internetland owner Mark Mason arranged to have a town meeting, that was organized by the Hope Town District Council to address the concerns of the residents. This meeting was held on January 29th. at St. James Methodist Church. The church was packed to capacity and the crowd spilled to the outside. Pres ent for the meeting was Mr. Cephas Cooper, Central Abaco Senior Administrator and the Hope Town Council members. Chairing the meeting was Mr. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor. Before Mr. Mason took the floor, Mr. Cooper ad dressed the crowd telling them that there are no development plans on the desk of the prime minister for Elbow Cay Estates. More News of the Cays In spite of what was written in the Tribune, the government does not need to seek their permission before approving a develop ment. However, they will hear their con cerns and address their questions before making their decision. Mr. Cooper encour aged the locals to not give into rumors because it is as a result of rumors rather than facts that Mr. Mason has had to come to the meeting that night. Mr. Mason, a native of South Carolina, was introduced to the island of Hope Town in 2004. In 2005 the Elbow Cay property was listed for sale by Damianos Realty. Mr. Mason has been a lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina for 23 years so is quite aware of the legalities that go into the sale of land. He assured the locals that once he decided to purchase the property that it was done legally from start to finish. He hired Cays From Page 9 Please see Cays Page 11 FOREST HEIGHTS ACADEMYENTRANCE EXAM FOR SEPT. 2008March 1, 2008 at 9:00 AMPlease note that the Math and English entrance exam for all new Forest Heights Academy students has been scheduled for March 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM 11:30 AM. All prospective students must sit the entrance examination. Students should bring a pencil and lined paper. Registration for Grade 7 students is now taking place, and there are a limited number of spaces available in other grades. If you have any questions or need an application packet please do not hesitate to call the administrative office at 367-3539 during normal business hours. St. James Methodist Church was packed with some not able to get in the building for a meeting with Mr. Mark Mason, who recently bought a 14-acre subdivision near Hope Town. Rumors had spread about a resort, condos and other misinformation. Mr. Mason explained that the subdivision had been formed in the 1960s and that only single family residences would be allowed. An architectural review board will see that the buildings are in keeping with Family Island styles. Mr. Mason has begun clearing the roadsides in the Elbow Cay Estates subdivision. He will push through the other roads ap proved for the subdivision. Mrs. Lenora Black, seated, center, District Superintendent of Education for Abaco, is shown flanked by Kent State University professors Dr. Autumn Tooms, left, and Dr. Nancy Padak, right. Standing behind are primary school principals from Abaco who were fortunate to attend an exciting seminar at the College of The Bahamas in Nassau. The theme was The Principals’ Essential Guide to Literacy in the Elementary Classroom. The two professors reviewed and suggested methods the administrators could employ to add literacy activities to their school classrooms as a means of raising reading, fluency and comprehension rates. The seminar was made possible by the District Superintendent’s initiative and the Ministry of Education’s support. a local lawyer to handle his affairs. It was not until September 4th, 2007, that he and his two partners were given permission to purchase the property. The property on Elbow Cay was purchased by an American team from a Canadian and after paying all of the back taxes and other fees in arrears, the property was paid Booth rentals available 2nd Annual Stede Bonnet Hill Boxcar Derby Both at the hill Individual entry School entry

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 in full on January 11th, 2008. The property in question has 53 subdivided lots that was sold like this many years ago to the Canadian who did nothing with it. Now that Mr. Mason has purchased it, (as is), the locals are ready to tear him apart. Mr. Mason stated that he believes that when the locals saw the roads being properly marked as were divided by the Ministry of Works from 1967, they became concerned and that is when the rumors began. He told them that the markers that he was using to cut the road way were put there by the Ministry of Works so he was just making them more visible. The facts as far as the purchase of this property goes are as follows: and foreigners. However, the houses must meet the architectural review design of Hope Town. He wants the homes to be something that Hope Town residents will be pleased with. no intention of bringing in foreign work ers to the island. He will use local work ers to build the “spec” houses which will set the tone for the rest of the houses to come. He wants some of the lots to remain reasonably priced (around $100,000) and so far many residents have expressed inter est in purchasing them for their children. His company is prepared to take care of all clean-up and other obligations. Even though Mr. Mason purchased land that had been on the market for a while and that no one else had any interest in pur chasing, the residents did not acknowledge this. He has purchased land that he has explained will be made available for anyone to purchase. Yet the locals are adamant that he has a “hidden agenda.” The resi dents of Hope Town had many concerns and questions as well as their own specula tions as to the reason Mr. Mason bought the property. Some locals believe that he is using the purchase of Elbow Cay as a smoke screen to reopen the Elbow Cay Club. Others wanted to know the name of his partners who he named as John Hank Hofford and Victor Apat. The name of their company is New Settlement Ltd. The residents be lieve that the Foreign Investment Board is selling away the country of The Bahamas and did them an injustice by allowing all of this land to be purchased by one person. The residents asked Mr. Mason to consider making some of the lots bigger because they do not believe that the prop erties are big enough to comfortably hold a home. Mr. Mason reminded them that he did not subdivide the lots. He met them subdivided. This was done since the 1950s by the Ministry of Works whose person nel believed that the lots are big enough. He provided the drawings for them to view after the meeting. Some of the residents expressed con cerns about the endangered plants and/trees that are being destroyed by Mr. Mason’s road markings so he told them that he has advised the workers to stop the work. He is concerned about preserving the endangered plant life as well and will seek the exper tise of the appropriate authority to assist with their concerns. Other persons made remarks about his website and the informa tion contained there which was claimed to be inappropriate, unprofessional and done in poor taste. It was very clear that many persons came to this meeting to irritate this developer who only wants to develop his land and help grow the community. Many residents were irate based on pre viously heard rumors. Even though Mr. Mason provided the factual information for them, many persons appeared to be closedminded to hearing the truth. Mr. Mason told them that he is open to hearing reason able suggestions, but he is not prepared to seek their council on how he should spend his money or develop his land. He assured the residents of Hope Town that he and his partners are business people and will make More News of the Cays Cays From Page 10 Please see Cays Page 12 Mrs. Suzi Fox, Director of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch program in Bradenton, Florida, treated Hope Town Primary School students to a talk on sea turtle protection and then presented the school with a set of Suzanne Tate nature books. She encouraged the students to keep the beaches free of trash and especially plastic garbage bags that turtle often mistake as their favorite food, jelly fish. Discarded monofilament fishing line is another danger to all sea creatures as it can become wrapped around legs, flippers, fins or wings of animals.The Second Annual Pirates Ball Music by High Tide from Nassau Best Pirate Best Wench Frank Knowles Hope Town 242-375-8655 Donna Darville Marsh Harbour 242-367-SOLD (7653)The Abaco Real Estate Specialists!donna@paradisebahamas.com frank@paradisebahamas.com Featured Properties Shop our lisings online atwww.ParadiseBahamas.com BEACH FRONT LOT South Abaco 14,000 s.f. $230,000 Exclusive TREASURE CAY Golf course lot $54,000 TREASURE CAY Beach front lot $380,000 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND LOTS starting from $25,000 þ REDUCED TO SELL BAHAMA HOUSE Bahama Palm Shore. Reduced from $295,000 to $250,000 CASUARINA COTTAGE cottage on canal. Reduced from $350,000 to $230,000 Other fine properties available Call today for more detailsLong Term Rentals Available

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 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 good business decisions. He did tell them that he will ask their opinion on what they would like that area of Elbow Cay to look like but he cannot assure them that he will develop what they suggest because he does have a plan in mind for the property. Mr. Mason provided a well documented presentation of the pur chase of the property that met the require ments of the Bahamian government and the Foreign Investment Board, yet Hope Town residents have a problem with this decision that has the potential to further positively impact their community. Contrary to what the residents believe and the article writ ten in the January 29th Tribune, the pur -Cays From Page 11 chase of the Elbow Cay Estates is just that a purchase. No proposal of any kind has been made for any development. He hopes that the residents of Hope Town will re alize that the community must continue to grow so that their way of life can be improved and the community provides ad equate housing for locals and second home owners alike. Hope Town School teacher, Mr. Justin Higgs, conducts a lesson the mangroves recently during World Wetlands Day. He pointed out the differences between the red, black and white mangrove species and discussed the importance of mangroves to us as “Nature’s Nursery,” safe spots for young sea creatures to develop before heading to sea and as “Land Builders,” as leaves, sea grass and natural debris wash into their prop root area and become trapped and rot, forming a packed layer of solid sediment on bottom. Mangroves are considered a type of estuary wetlands and as such are one of ve important types of wetland areas. This type also provides protection for islands against storm surge damage and a cleansing area to lter out sediment and pollution before it can enter the sea. It is important to protect our wet lands for sustainable living. More News of the Cays Congratulations to the proud par ents Daniel and Rhiannon Bethel of the birth of their baby girl Mali Danielle Bethel, born on November 20th. Welcome to the world. Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Bu

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 ARAWAK AGENCYFor More Information:P: 242-367-2089 F: 242-367-2530 þ þ þ þ þ Abaco, to and from all avail þ þ able destinations worldwide þ þ þ tinations on Abaco þ þ þ throughout Abaco þ þ þ Marsh Harbour for clients’ þ þ use, available to vessels up to þ þ 30 feet in length þ þ þ documentation “One Call Does It All” By John Hedden Over six months ago a letter was published in the papers quoting Marsh Har bour as a “dusty, untidy, busy, and poorly managed one horse town.” Six months ago this was correct. Today, however, this is rapidly changing, and Marsh Harbour will soon become a “dusty, untidy, busy, and poorly managed not a lone tree town.” I cannot believe my eyes when I see the indiscriminate reduction of these pillars of nature to a lifeless mound of fractured Viewpoint wood fit only for the bonfire of waste and foul aromas that waft over the new subdivision of Central Pines in Dundas Town. Such is the story of the coconut and the almond tree unable to vacate the scene of a violent crime soon to be perpetrated on them, merely because they were standing next to a developing concrete and tar, heat trapping symbol, of the New Abaco in the new Lowe‘s shopping centre. What has happened to us? In our headlong rush for development and money, have we forgotten the values and importance of our natural surroundings? Because it is convenient, do we ignore the fact that it is against the law to cut down and destroy coconut trees without prior consent from the appropriate authority? Of course, we don’t need trees in our urban environment. They do things like attract birdsongs and bright butterfly wings, lizard’s throats flashing in the daylight. They glow with the jewels of dew trapped in a spider’s web in the early morning sun. They provide shelter, shade and food for living things (including humans). Trees help moderate the city atmosphere and reduce the demand for artificial air conditioning, they help to lower the levels of greenhouse gases and produce life-giving oxygen. They lessen the demand for fossil fuels and oil for ener gy. People trade and socialise under them. So what do we need them for? We have plenty of money (to burn). We have plenty of oil (to burn). We have plenty of energy (to burn). We also have trees (to burn). Result. More pollution, more global warming, more money spent on energy, more stress. Solutions: þ Local Councils þ blinded Local Boards þ negligent Local Governmental agencies þ unconcerned Local business entrepreneurs þ þ the bottom line Local machine operators þ þ payroll at the weekend Local people þ Get some sense! It won’t be long. (We will burn.)I still cannot believe that greed has made us so frivolous, irresponsible and incompetent. One lone coconut tree is no match for a back hoe. It and the almond tree nearby were demolished because of nearby con struction. P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 www.landandsearealty.com E-mail: lesliepinder@hotmail.com or leslie@landandsearealty .com Leslie Pinder Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, se curity. $312,000 EXCLUSIVE Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed / 2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. $320,000 EXCLUSIVE Regatta Rentals, daily, weekly, monthly. Call Kim Sawyer 3672655 Bahama Palm Shores lot, Section II SOLD Pelican Shores lots Call for info 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 Jan 2008 High Rock Beautiful home , 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $750,000 Don MacKay Blvd. Prime com mercial 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

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 North Abaco News The trinkets and treasures collected over many weeks provided another source of revenue when the yard sale was over. Even the children got into the act with a lemon-aid stand. The day was not without its hilarity as grownups raced around look ing for children so they could accompany them on a fire engine ride. You had to have a child to get on board!Raising funds for the tanker purchase was surely an important item but this event did far more. We were all on a learning curve and at the end of this day went home feeling that we were in good hands and far safer than we had ever been in North Abaco.North From Page 1 Please see North Page 15 Congratulations to Fire Chief Albury and our volunteers! And a huge thank you to Mellie Cornish and Rhonda Lowe, who organized a team of fabulous cooks. It was a wonderful day! By Betsy Bracey Sand Bank Yacht Club held its annual meeting on January 29th in the Treasure Cay Community Center and unanimously voted to donate $10,000 toward the pur chase of a tanker fire truck that is needed by the newly formed Treasure Cay Volun teer Fire Department organized to protect North Abaco. This welcome news follows on the heels of the successful Demonstra tion Day held on January 26th to raise public awareness and money for this piece of equipment. Trustees of Treasure Cay Emergency Services Organization, Fire Chief Colin Albury and all the wonderful residents who volunteer their time to train for the Fire Brigade were thrilled to receive the news of the yacht club’s support. Sand Bank Yacht Club members also voted to allocate an additional $10,000 to ward the expense of installing a CT-Scan in the new addition of the Corbett Medical Clinic. Once situated it will be the first CTScan on Abaco. It will be made available for referral by all doctors on our island. A concierge program has been designed by During the demonstration of the fire equipment in Treasure Cay, the volunteers used the Jaws of Life to cut open a smashed up car, vividly showing how this equipment can extract a person trapped in a wrecked vehicle.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 LIGHTBOURN þRREAþlLTY Chris Farrington BRI Office (242) 365-4695 Fax (242) 365-4697Green Turtle Cay OfficeP.O. Box AB 22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco Email: chris.f@batelnet.bs www.greenturtlerealestate.com#6227Brand new home completed in Jan. 07 Spectacular 360 degree views. Offered fully furnished “turn key”. $950,000. #6200Superb water front lot acre with 100’ frontage. $750,000 #6200Elevated acre lot overlooking the Harbour $550,000 #5878.537 acre deep water front lot ideal for a dock. $475,000 #6163Inland starter home lots 100 X 120 $75,000-$120,000 #6163One bedroom penthouse in a resort setting $175,000 #6076 Three bedroom, two bath home nice area $640,000 #60772 Bed, 2 Bath vacation rental income producer dockage available $490,000 #5957Building lot with beach access, near resorts/marinas. $95,000 See all these properties and more at: Out Islands Finest Vacation Homes Rentals & Sales1 Purple Porpoise Place Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Chris & Peggy Thompson, Proprietors More North Abaco News North From Page 14 Please see North Page 18 Jackson Memorial Hospital that includes emergency evacuation and priority admit tance into Jackson Memorial in Miami. Membership is now available. For further information please call Corbett Medical Clinic at 365-8288. The Treasure Cay community, through its various organizations, has taken a giant step toward providing emergency medical service as well as fire protection. We thank all of our fine residents for their contin ued annual financial support as well as the endless volunteer hours that are required to make these extremely valuable services possible. By Vernique Russell For quite some time efforts have been made to raise funds to purchase a much needed tanker for the Emergency Services. To date Chief Colin Albury and his crew are proud to announce that enough funds have been raised to purchased the $90,000 tanker. The Emergency Services have held a number of fund raisers that have assisted them in their effort. However, a knight in shining armor came to their rescue and matched the amount that they have raised, giving them enough to not only purchase the tanker but also to have it shipped from Oregon to Florida. Arrangements have al ready been made with the government to bring in the equipment duty free. Tropical Shipping has pledged to ship the tanker free of charge. Emergency Services is now fully equipped and ready to serve the com munities of Abaco. Chief Albury and his team expressed their gratitude to everyone who assisted in making the purchase of the tanker a reality. The community of North Abaco joins with the Chief and his team to say thank you to the donor for his very generous donation. It’s the generosity of people like him that not only builds communities but impacts them for generations. Thank you! By Vernique Russell According to the organizers of the Trea sure Cay Community Limited, the heart beat of this outstanding community is the services that a small group of volunteers renders to the area. The services are chari table and non-profitable, yet very effective and influential. Recently the organization has experienced tremendous growth and was forced to put into effect new measures that will ensure a bright and promising future for the group. So Treasure Cay Com munity Limited was formed. The workload has also increased and sometimes volunteer help is not sufficient. The TCCL was established to address the growth that is clearly evident in the area. An office has been acquired and a full time staff person has been hired. The staff will operate in the office of the Community Administrator whose responsibilities basically are to carry out office tasks requested by any member of the organization. She will also provide assistance to the daily opera tions of the new and very valuable amenity service in that of Treasure Cay Emergency Services. Another new amenity that this organization will play a role in is the medi cal emergency evacuation/pre-admittance program that is offered under the Corbett Concierge. The Community Administrator is Ms. Shantell Cooper. She is committed and ready to provide professional support to all of the non-profit organizations. The office of TCCL is located on the second floor of the Solomon’s Building near the Spinnaker Restaurant. If you have any questions or would like information on the community’s organization, contact the TCCL office at 365-9122. By Vernique RussellThe Cedar Harbour Development Com mittee hosted a fund raiser on January 26th at the community park in Cedar Harbour. The fund raiser was a fair/fun day. The committee was seeking to raise funds for the upcoming home-coming festivities to be held during the Easter weekend in March.

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Marsh Harbour Contact Palm Beach Contact Nassau Contact Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on requestDean’s Shipping Co M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco By Vernique RussellIn an effort to raise funds for the benefit of the Treasure Cay Community Center, the committee will host a tour of homes in the Treasure Cay area on March 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supporters will be given the opportunity to view homes of all styles in the area. This is an opportunity to see what the inside of many homes look like that we admire from the outside. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Treasure Cay Library in the Community Centre for $20. On the day of tour tickets will be sold for $25. By Vernique Russell The Cay Events Committee will host an auction and cocktail party on February 23rd. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Bahama Beach Club. Proceeds are to benefit the building fund of the Emergency Services and Humane Soci ety. The public is invited to attend. On March 1st another event will be held to raise funds in the form of a concert. The concert will feature Jeff Steinberg a jazz pianist. The concert will be held at the Treasure Cay Community Centre and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited.New BusinessBoat Storage in Treasure CayBy Vernique RussellSafe and Sound Boat Storage is open and operative in Treasure Cay. It provides qual ity and dedicated service to its clients to pro vide the best in the boat care storage. The service is owned and operated by Mr. Nich olas Lowe of Treasure Cay. His company is ready to serve with the commitment to give the best available service on the island. For further information contact 557-0297.Sports NewsBy Vernique Russell Treasure Cay came alive on January 26th as the Rotary Club of Abaco held its annual golf tournament at the Treasure Cay golf course. Rotarians and the public gathered at the golf course in Treasure Cay for an exciting day of golfing. There were prizes and surprises for all those who participate in the tournament. More North Abaco News North From Page 18 Please see North Page 19 On February 9th the excitement will con tinue at the golf course as Abaco Insurance Agency hosts its annual Golf Tournament. Last year the tournament was won by Mr. John McIntosh of Treasure Cay and this year his supporters are hoping that he can once again capture the win and keep the trophy residing in Treasure Cay. A special invitation is extended to dinners guests.By Vernique Russell Basketball camp is back on track again. Coach Godfrey has the boys on the basket ball court to be trained and to enhance their skills already obtained. And for all girls who are crazy about playing basketball, the opportunity is now here for you to be a part of the excitement. Training sessions are held weekly on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. for the boys between the ages of 7-16 and in the evening at 5 p.m. for the girls between the same ages. The junior leg under 10 of the Treasure Cay Youths in Action team will travel to Freeport, Grand Bahama, to represent the island in the Primary School Champion ship. Coach Godfrey Rolle and the boys will participate in games from February 6th through February 10th. The boys are excited and are hoping to secure the cham pionship this time. Last year the boys made it to the championship and lost by only a few points. Hopefully, this time the trophy will come back to Abaco.By Vernique Russell It’s that time once again when the Sherlin Bootle High School will showcase ath letic talents during the Annual Inter-House School Sports Day. The Lions, Tigers, Panthers and Cougars will all battle to be crowned King of the Jungle. A special invitation is extended to the general public to support the nation’s future Olympic gold medalists as they prepare to select the bests of the best to compete in Marsh Harbour at the inter-school competition. By Vernique Russell On February 2nd a cook-out was held in aide of members of the Sunland Bas ketball team who were recently robbed of all their belongings while attending a bas ketball tournament in the United States. A large number of those players are from Abaco and are away on athletic scholar ships. There are also young men from other islands who are a part of the team. Parents wanted to assist the young men, some of who lost everything. The cookout here was held at the Treasure Cay Primary School and was very successful. Mrs. Delphine Russell, organizer, thanks all who supported the event. Coach and recruiter Bonnie Basden is calling on anyone who can to make a donation to assist these young men at this time. For further information please contact Ms. Basden at 242-373-8936.School NewsTalent ShowBy Vernique Russell The Sherlin Bootle High School in collaboration with the North Abaco National Youth Board Committee will proudly present Talent Explosion 2008 on February 16th at the school grounds in Cooper’s Town. This event is being held as a fund raiser for both entities. A special invitation is extended to the public to be a part of this exciting event. There promises to be lots of laughter, some even share a few tears but there’s an exciting evening filled with tal ent awaiting your arrival. This event will begin at 6:30 p.m. For further informa tion contact the school office at 365-0065. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Talent Explosion 2008.By Vernique Russell Congratulations to all the students from North Abaco who were recently awarded for their academic achievement for the last school year. The award ceremony was held at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Har bour. Students from both the public and private schools were honored. Students needed to obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be selected. Special congratulations to Maliyah Forbes, who obtained a 4.0 GPA. Her par ents Benson and Andrea and Melvin amd Della were proud of her. To all of the students, keep up the good work. Congratulations!Church NewsBy Vernique Russell The Full Gospel Assembly family held its annual re-commitment service on January 27. Each year the pastors, officers and members of the local assembly come together to renew their commitment to God, the community and mankind. Senior Pastor Stafford Symonette and his congrega tion calls on anyone who does not have a church home to join them. By Vernique Russell Pastor Jollian McIntosh and members of the National Church of God in Fire Road have been busy about their Father’s busi-

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 North From Page 18 Please see North Page 20 More North Abaco News ness since late last year and this year that vision continues. During the week January 14 to 18 the members held a week of street meeting services in the Cooper’s Town area. Pastor McIntosh and other guest speakers declared the Word of the Lord.By Vernique Russell The New Hope Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John McIntosh in Mount Hope held a conference for pastors and leaders at their church to share ideas and gain information that can make their leadership style more effective. Churches in the North Abaco area came together in support of this great event. Pastor McIn tosh and a few other pastors especially in the Little Abaco area are seeking to tear down the walls of religious denomina tional barriers and bring churches together regardless of their denomination beliefs. This conference was an effort toward that cause. The conference was held on January 30th through February 2nd.By Vernique Russell End Time Harvest Ministries in will host a week of revival services on February 11 15. Guest speaker for the revival is Apostle Leon Wallace from the Voice of Deliver ance Ministries in New Providence. A spe cial invitation is extended to the public to be a part of a mighty move of God. Ser vices will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. End Time Harvest is located in Crown Haven and the Pastor is Bishop Tyrone Mills.Street MeetingsBy Vernique Russell Senior Pastor of Cities of Refuge, Bridgette Mills, held a series of street meeting services in the Treasure Cay area. It began on February 1st in the Dormy Vil las area and continued on February 3rd in the Madeira Park area. Pastor Mills declared loudly and boldly the Word of God. More street services are planned for areas in North and Central Abaco. Pastor Mills is following the great command of Jesus, to go into the highways and bi-ways and compel the people to come. On March 3rd through 7th the public is invited to a dynamic week of revival services at Cities of Refuge Non-Denomina tion and Restoration Ministries in Treasure

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 By Shawn Roberts On January 26 Seor Pablo Dbalo, his wife and son were special guests at the Buenos Amigos Spanish Club in Sandy Point. Senor Dobalo teaches Spanish at the Moore’s Island Public School. The native of Argentina gave a brief talk about his county and encouraged the club members to continue educating themselves in the language. One idea that he has in mind is to begin an exchange program between Ar gentina and Abaco where both places will host students so that they all learn Span ish and English fluently. In the meantime perhaps a few of the club members would have an opportunity to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina, next year. Muchas gracias, Seor DbaloBy Lee PinderThere is a brand new monument by the bridge creek drawing visitors’ attention to our famous Long Dock. We thank Roger Pinder, who did the cement work and James Savage, who had the bronze plaque made up. The money to build the monu ment was donated by a second homeowner born in Cherokee. Be sure and drop by to see it. Also, thanks to some volunteers who moved that pile of lumber on the side of the road. It has definitely made the beach side park area more attractive now that it’s gone.Eric Sands’ yard is infested with bugs, big grey bugs or worms as big as a man’s thumb. He noticed that his lawn was dying. When he investigated to find the cause, he found these ugly wiggly creatures. Before he knew it, he had half filled his wheelbar row and he hadn’t finished yet. Eric’s eradication program is time-con suming, but less invasive than expensive pesticides. Other people in the settlement have since discovered them in their yards, too. Cherokee residents are puzzled by the sud den appearnace of big grey bugs or worms showing up in their yards. Here are some collected by Eric Sands.Town MeetingA second Town Meeting in less than two weeks. This meeting was attended by approximately 25 local residents, which was a little better than the normal turn out Town Meetings. The Chairman stated that the main pur pose of the meeting was to decide on a lo cal capital expenditure project and decide on a figure amount needed so that it could be applied for. He informed the group that the Administrator would be returning to Cherokee on February 8 to hear our deci sion, and it has to be submitted to the gov ernment in Nassau by February 12. Five different projects were put forward. northwestern portion of the settlement from Donny Lowe’s property to where Audley Roberts lives erly marked parking spaces the seaboards At the present time it was pointed out that there is a little over $6,000 available for use now and must be applied to a lo cal project and assigned before June of this year. In addition, we were also advised that another $10,000 is available for our use through our Member of Parliament. However, these funds need a specific project to be agreed upon and three tenders must be submitted for the monies to be given out. The Chairman pointed out that the Ad ministrator had stated at our last meeting that the Ministry of Health had been to Cherokee and looked over our old clinic and said he felt that they would make some decision as to its future, whether to tear it down or rebuild a new facility. Landscaping and sodding of the creek side seaboards were discussed, but it was agreed that that could be handled by lo cal volunteers once the new road was fin ished. No further discussion was held on the dredging of the creek or the marking of parking spaces in the parking lot. The general condition of our school was also brought up. The headmistress, Mi chelle Lowe, was in attendance and asked the Chairman what role Local Government played in the upkeep of the school. She was told that the school actually fell under South Abaco News Please see South Page 21 Cherokee Sound has a new monument to draw attention to the Long Dock. Treasure Cay Tour of HomesAdvance tickets $20 at the Treasure Cay Library or $25 on March 14

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 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 the Department of Education, but that Lo cal Government had always allowed some of its budgeted monies for various school projects that were needed. He said that they were holding $500 for them at the present time. Various items were put forth as being needed for the school such as new benches for the yard, a roof over the patio area, new windows, air conditioning and a major upgrading of the school bathrooms. Michelle stated that only once had the windows leaked badly and that was during Hurricane Floyd when they had not moved books away to an out-of-the-way place. Air conditioning was not a priority with her. She felt the biggest need at this time was new bathrooms and agreed to get a bid for the work needed and submit it to Local Govenrment. Those in attendance were in general agreement that the local capital expenditure project should be the surfacing of the road around the northwestern part of the settle ment. It was further agreed that it should be done with cement. Everyone thought it would be better to start the project now with the funds on hand and apply for an ad dition $150,000 to complete the project. It was understood that the plea had to be put to the Cabinet in Nassau and that monies might not be forthcoming anytime soon, if at all, but felt that if it were started, then Cabinet members would be more inclined to allot us the funds as our community has proved that we have used our monies wise ly and efficiently in the past. It was further agreed that three local contractors would be asked to tender bids on the portion of the road project which would be submitted to Edison Key so that we could obtain the $10,000 right away. Many of the men in attendance agreed to volunteer their labour as they have done on past local projects so that the work could be done at less expense to the community. The Chairman asked that the people submit names of persons who they wish to see serve as members of the Benevolence Fund which has been set aside for Cherokee resi dents from the Abaco Club at Winding Bay for emergency medical expenses.School NewsFrom the Christmas Exams the Principal’s List includes Marissa Pratt with a 3.6 GPA in Grade 1 and Brianna Sweeting with a 3.9 GPA in Grade 2. Honour Roll Students include George Weatherford with a 3.4 GPA in Grade 1, Branden Sands with a 3.4 GPA and Adrian Williams with a 3.3 GPA both from Grade 2. At an Awards Ceremony held in Marsh Harbour on January 30 Cherokee Sound Primary School students Adrian Williams and Tyler Sawyer received awards for the most improvement in reading. Marissa Pratt, Juliet Weatherford and Jesica Weatherford won awards for the most im proved students in their grade levels. Hay ley Sands and Brianna Sweeting won for the Super Honour Roll. Cruz Turnquest, Terence Albury, Tiffany Albury and Marissa Pratt won Honour Roll awards. We are very proud of our students’ achievements. They were encouraged to go back to their own schools and inspire other students who did not make it to the Awards to be there next time.South From Page 20 More South Abaco News

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 TC Concert Murphy Town Committee January 7 By Mirella Santillo The first meeting of the year of the Murphy Town Committee took place January 7th at the Burial Society. It was chaired by Mr. Cubel Davis Jr. It was a lively event with the usual arguments, voice raising and gesticulation, but quite a few matters were discussed, most of them peacefully resolved by the end of the session, two hours later. The motion to accept the minutes was rejected by Mr. Glen McDonald who ar gued that the derelict vehicles that were to be removed as agreed at the previous meeting of November 19th, 2007, were still there. Mr. Davis agreed to call the of fice of Environmental Health to follow up on the project of removing the 250 vehicles abandoned within Murphy Town. Regarding Coconut Tree Bay which was on the agenda for restoration, it appears now that a part of that area will be dredged for quarry. A 700-foot channel, 300 feet inland, will be turned into a harbour upon completion of the dredging. It was supposed to be inspected by the Minister of Public Works, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, during his visit to Abaco on January 4th, but according to the Chairman, the inspec tion was cancelled because of bad weather. Mr. Brent Brooks, who was to accompany them, requested that he be informed as a courtesy when meetings were cancelled. The proposed dredging is raising concern among the residents of Murphy Town who were hoping that this area would be restored as a community recreation cen ter. The Chairman said that the proposed restoration work will still take place, and it was agreed by the Committee that ad vertizing for bids will go on Radio Abaco for five days, starting on January 15. Mr. Davis pointed out the benefits of a harbour that could be used by fishermen and mentioned that Friends of the Environment has offered to help restore the area with a possible grant. Mr. Brent Brooks raised the point that since the area to be dredged covers part of Dundas Town, the matter should be addressed by Council. Mr. Brooks objected again about pay ment to the contractors supposed to main tain the roads, alleging that the maintenance had not been done properly in December; but he was overruled by the Chairman and Mr. McDonald, who said that according to their inspections, the work was satisfac tory. Mrs. Margaret Symonette, Assistant Administrator, was asked to go over the financial report which was approved unan imously. The proposed projects besides Coconut Tree Bay include the erection of a Wall of Heroes and the building of a playground which location has not been finalized yet. Bids for the construction of cabanas and grill at Coconut Tree Bay will be enter tained separately from the bids to repair the ramp. An emergency meeting to discuss the budget and the bids has been set for January 21st. The very controversial matter of the opening of a hardware store on the back road was discussed at length, some of the members blaming the Chairman for not having tried to stop the opening of the busi ness immediately. Apparently the owner received his license from Nassau which the Committee found disrespectful; it appears, however, that the business is there only temporarily and will move out by the end of March. Complaints that the garbage had not been picked up from everybody’s house or according to schedule had been received by Mr. Brooks. Mr. McDonald agreed to discuss the situation with the garbage col lector to rectify the situation. The Committee agreed unanimously to give $1000 to the Murphy Town’s Junkanoo group who had asked for financial as sistance to buy material. The cleaning of South Side and the road to Great Cistern was discussed and a motion to clean these areas every two months, based on budget, was proposed. A wall built too close to the street which was supposed to be removed is still stand ing. It was agreed to contact Works and ask Mr. Paul Curry to take measurements as to whether the wall is within legal dis tance away from the road. Dundas Town Committee January 8 By Samantha V. Evans Dundas Town township held its first meeting for the new year on January 8th. They discussed a number of projects they would like to get done before the June elec tion and looked back at their projects from last year. One of the projects they plan to address immediately is the fixing up and reclaiming of the Central Pines Cemetery. Mr. Augustine Williams stated that for too long this grave yard has been known as the Haitian grave yard and it is not. They plan to claim it for Dundas Town and give it the Please see Page 24 ANNOUNCEMENTThe Partners of Alexiou, Knowles & Company would like to an nounce that effective 14th January, 2008, Ms. Carlene Farquharson will be posted full time at the office of Alexiou, Knowles & Company Law Chambers, Stratton Drive, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Ms. Farquharson holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administra tion from Acadia University in Canada and a Masters Degree in Legal Studies from the University of Bristol in England. She is a member of the Bars of the Bahamas and England and Wales, the Bahamas Asso ciation of Compliance Officers and is also a licensed Notary Public. You may contact her at (242) 367-2010 or email at cfarquharson@ bahamaslaw.com

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Page 24 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 NOTICE þ IN THE ESTATE OF BERTRAM EARDLEY MILLS þ a.k.a. BERTRAM MILLS late of and domiciled at þ Dundas Town, Abaco, The Bahamas, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Execu tor will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which he shall then have had notice AND all persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before 18th February, 2008. þ V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO. þ Attorneys for the Executor þ P.O. Box AB-20365 þ Bay Street, Marsh Harbour þ Abaco, The Bahamas NOTICE þ IN THE ESTATE OF PERCIVAL PERCY GERALD ARCHER þ a.k.a. PERCY GERALD ARCHER a.k.a. PERCY ARCHER þ a.k.a. PERCIVAL ARCHER late of the Settlement of Dundas þ Town on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the þ Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having any claim or demand against or interest in the above Estate should send same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before 18th February, 2008 after which date the Executrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the Estate having regard only to the claims, demands or interests of which she shall then have had notice AND all persons indebted to the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or before 18th February, 2008. þ V.M. LIGHTBOURN & CO. þ Attorneys for the Executrix þ P.O. Box AB-20365 þ Bay Street, Marsh Harbour þ Abaco, The Bahamas Shutter BrothersDon’t Wait For Another Hurricane Your One Stop Hurricane Protection Service Serving Abaco Also offering: Screen Porch Enclosures & Aluminum FencingPh: 561-758-3308 Fax: 561-828-0434Website: www.shutterbros.net Email: info@shutterbros.net Accordion ShuttersFast & Easy OperationsMetal Storm Panels P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist February 16, 2008 Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician / Gyne cologist February 16, 2008 Dr. Antoinette Lightbourne Ultrasound February 16, 2008 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist February 20, 2008 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing February 23, 2008 Ms. Kim Scriven Audiology Hearing aids, hearing testing February 27, 2008 Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose & Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea February 28, 2008 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist February 28, 2008 official name Central Pines Grave Yard. The members of this committee believe that it is sad that residents of this commu nity do not support them on this matter as they should instead of claiming that they do not plan to be buried with Haitians. There is a history behind this grave yard being called the Haitian Grave Yard but it is not legitimate enough for locals to refuse to bury their loved ones there. The entire cleaning and upkeep of it has gone out for tender so that the community of Dundas Town can have access to it. Mr. Williams noted that the other grave yard in Dundas Town is full or near full so the community needs another grave site and this one belongs to them. Once the cemetery has been cleaned up, they plan to regulate its use, making it available for anyone who wants to bury their loved ones there. Capital money will be used to pay for the contract. Brown’s Bay Park improvements are near completion and they are hoping to have the entire project done before the June election. Bus shelters were also on the agenda and they decided to start by get ting one built and installed at Forest and Crockett Drives. This shelter will go out for tender shortly as well. The next shel ter will be built near Abaco Central High School. Finally, the face lift of Ocean View Park has already begun as they provided the paint for the Basketball Association to paint it before Christmas. They also plan to remove the old concession stand and build a new one, reinforce benches along with From Page 23 By Michelle Mikula Hundreds were captivated by young Jonnajah Bootle, a 4th grade student at St. Francis de Sales School, as she delivered her speech entitled If I Was The Minister of Tourism at the 5th Annual National Tourism Conference in Nassau. Jonnajah’s confidence and composure was not ruffled as she presented her ideas to an impressive audience that included the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham. Her speech deliverance was so good that she was invited to the Office of the Prime Minister following the confer ence. There the Prime Minister officially congratulated her on her performance. Although Jonnajah verbalizes like a veteran, her speech career is rather young having just entered and won her first speech competition in May 2007. The future looks extremely bright for 8year-old Jonnajah as many people are now in pursuit for this dynamic talent.Tourism’s sensation hails from AbacoThe Prime Minister, the Hon. Hubert In graham, congratulated Jonnajah Bootle while the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette looked on. Please see Page 25

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 25 Corner Value LPG Appliances by Maytag Appliances Refrigerators Household Goods Kitchenware Clothing, Shoes Stationery Hallmark Cards 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 Congratulations Clanae DavisClanae, a grade one student, obtained a 3.9 GPA for the Christmas term, the highest GPA in the Moore’s Island All-Age School. She is the daugther of Clanardo (Randy) and Sharnan Davis of Moore’s Island. a number of other little projects that will upgrade the entire park. The refurbishing of the park will be paid for with capital money. The committee members of the Dundas Township Committee would like to thank all of the supporters of the Christmas Tree Lighting Service especially the committee members: Ruth Smith, Glender Knowles, Leazona Richard, Sonith Lockhart, D’Shan Maycock and Augustine Williams. They are all very pleased with the support given to them by the public and hope to make this an annual event. From Page 24

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Page 26 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES MUST SELLFebruary 15 , 2008 The Abaconian Pg 2 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. Portion of Murphy Town Crown Allotment, Murphy Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000 The property is 890 x 100 ft and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated approximately 15 ft above road level and approximately 25 ft above sea level. Located on this property is a 20 yr old three bedroom, two bathroom, living, dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The structure requires much attention. þ þ Eleuthera PropertiesLot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal: $235,638 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-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 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 1-bath, 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: $365,000 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 PropertiesInvestment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 217 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $127,988 All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq. ft. being Lot No. 217 of the subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens the said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure comprising of an approximately 20 yr. old single family residence consisting of 992 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, driveway and walkway. The land is on a grade and level and appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open. 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.

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 27 the community to be contained. Also to ensure that crime is reduced to an acceptable level through intelligent policing, investi gations and high police visibility. “It is my belief that high police visibility is a deterrent to crime. If we are able to prevent an offence from occurring, then there is no need to detect,” he explained. Since taking up office on Abaco Supt. Cunningham has been organizing several initiatives including a traffic check point by the airport roundabout on February 6 with very good results. He intends to continue regular traffic checks. Supt. Cunningham will speak to the people of Abaco via Radio Abaco whenever he feels it necessary on important and vital matters.Our new Officer in Charge is a man of vi sion for Abaco and we welcome him and look forward to having him work amongst us.Police From Page 1 Cay. Services are schedule to begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Healing, miracles and deliverance will definitely be in the house. There will be a guest speaker from Nassau. Persons in the newsBy Vernique Russell The family of Mrs. Vernancha McDon ald thanks everyone who supported the fair held on January 16 in aide of her medical expense. Organizers have declared that the event was very successful. If you would like to make a donation to assist her, contact the Full Gospel Assembly office for further information at 365-8097. By Veique Russell Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Harts on the birth of their baby girl. Sarai is the newest addition to the Harts family and is the first girl to that family. Little Princess Sarai was born on the island and later airlifted to Freeport, Grand Bahama, for further observa tion. She is now back home and has begun her life in the Harts Family. Af ter her birth on the 4th of January, she was the youngest person living in the Dormy Villas neighborhood. North From Page 21 Concert will feature pianistJeff Steinbert will be performing a concert at Treasure Cay at the Commu nity Center on March 1. After more than thirty-five years as a composer, arranger/orchestrator, pia nist, producer and music educator, Jeff Steinberg’s work continues to span the professional spectrum which includes spectacular jazz, big band and orchestral recordings. He has arranged, conducted, and performed with and for The London Symphony, Scottish National Orches tra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestras of Nashville, Detroit and Tampa. Steinberg currently serves as a frequent POPS Conductor for The Nashville Symphony and other orchestras. He has drawn critical acclaim and plays to sell-out crowds. The Abaconian Long Island PropertiesHamilton’s, Long Island Appraisal: $112,000.00. 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 SELLFebruary 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 Subdivi sion 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 Lot B, Marigold Farm Road Allotment 67 Appraisal: $146,000 All that lot of vacant land having an area of 1,173 acres and being referred to as the plot, the property is lot No. B and is situated on Marigold Farm Road in the area known as Allotment 67, a subdivision situated in the southeastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned muilti family. Traveling from Joe Farrington Road onto Marigold Farm Road heading south. The subject is the 2nd to last property on the left hand side of the road near the pond. MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES

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Page 28 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 favourite newspaperThe Tribune at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper ABACO A team from the Ministry of Housing met with local bankers and local government leaders on January 24 for an exchange of goals and ideas. Representing the Minister for Housing were Mr. Melvin Seymour, Under Secretary, and Mr. Brensil Rolle, Parliamentary Secretary for Housing. Government and community leaders all recognize the need for affordable housing which is scarce on Abaco and Exuma due to rapid growth of these two islands. The Ministry has a mandate to assist in providing of housing for low and middle income families. The cost of available land and the high cost of labour were seen to be the two ma jor impediments to being able to provide low cost housing. There is a great need for affordable housing for ordinary persons. New building materials and construction methods are being investigated to bring costs down. For example, a house that could be constructed in a month as opposed to six months would save the homeowner five months of labour which is significant. The intent is to utilize existing mort gage facilities through banks and other established financial institutions. Government hopes to enlist contractors to build houses to sell to government which would then assist homeowners in securing their mortgage. Several areas on Abaco are actively being opened with additional lots includ ing between Crown Haven and Fox Town and behind the clinic in Cooper’s Town. Eighty-two lots are nearly ready to be offered to qualified persons in Phase II in Central Pines Estates in Dundas Town. Fifteen lots in the new Central Pines area are reserved for contractors to build low cost houses for resale. It was stated emphatically that work on additional lots must begin at once as there is a pent-up demand for additional lots. Phase III may possibly be in the area northwest of the high school in Murphy Town. It was said that the lots in Central Pines Estates were sold for $1.15 per square foot which only recovered government’s cost for installing the infrastructure with the land being included at no charge. This translated to lots being offered between $11,000 and $15,000, depending on the size. Abaco’s current growth and shortage of affordable land has driven these lots into the $30,000 to $40,000 range, if one can be found. It was acknowledged that on Abaco the word affordable is hard to define con sidering the booming economy. Finding a lot for $40,000 or $50,000 can be consid ered a bargain. On the cays, prices might begin at $100,000. Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point and Green Turtle Cay were mentioned where additional lots are are either being prepared or under consideration. The area on the Norman’s Castle farm road being colonized by squatters is being looked at for pos sible converting into a subdivision. It was said that government once set aside land near the Treasure Cay airport as being for Green Turtle Cay persons who are unable to buy affordable land on their island. Housing officials and bankers discussed various issues which have come to light with the current land offerings. The inten tion is to provide lots to be used by persons to build a house for their family but many lots were bought by speculators who later “flipped” the empty lot for a profit. The government’s guarantee mortgage program is hampered with a upper limit of $100,000 which is not a realistic figure on Abaco as there is nothing available at this price. Another concern related to the original intent of restricting construction to single family homes but which Town Planning has allowed two, three and four-plex build ings. One challange is how to allocate the approximate 80 lots in Central Pines Phase II to the 600 applicants now on file. For some purchasers who are qualified in all respects except for their ability to make a down payment, a rent-to-own pro gram is being offered. With The Bahamas marina sector poised for unprecedented growth over the com ing years, a Bahamas Marina Task Force, comprising a group of the nation’s leading marina operators, have come together to form a Bahamas Marina Operators Asso ciation. This joint effort seeded the upcom ing Bahamas Marina Operators Forum on February 25 at West End, Grand Bahama, where more than 50 marina operators will formally meet to establish a Marina Opera tors Association and to develop its business plan. This is with the support of The Baha mas Hotel Association. This significant forum will allow the nation’s marina operators to define their role as the lead association that supports the sustainability of the country’s marina sector through research, marketing, advo cacy, training and certification and ensures that this sector is effectively positioned as a viable component of our tourism economy as it continues to grow. The Bahamas Hotel Association is help ing to formalize this sector. Frank Comito, Executive Vice President of BHA explained that “The marina sector has a growing importance to our nation’s tourism industry. It diversifies our product offering, creates entirely new business and employment op portunities for The Bahamas and attracts a high-spend visitor, who often opts to stay in our hotels while in port.” For more information please call (242) 322-8381Marina association

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 29 Christian Counselling Centre Pastor Marcel Lightbourne and Offering counselling services for Marital, Pre-Marital, Behavioral, Familial, Substance Abuse and more. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS. Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact 242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613 Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House 3 bed/ 2 bath, also 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Call 367-5586 or 367-5354 Marsh Harbour Townhouse, large, 1500 sf. harbour view, 2 bedrm, 2 1/2 bath with a study, large attic, jacuzzi, in heart of beautiful Marsh Harbour’s tourist district, across from large re sort hotel and marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Unit has weekly rental income pot ential and long term executive rental income possibilities. Great invetment. $260,000 gross. Call 359-6455 of 362-1021 photo Sandy Point 3 bed, 3 bath, 2000 sf residence, fully furnished, great harbour view, 26,650 sf land. price on request. 242-366-4427 or 475-7640 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list ing. Call 1-800-462-2426 http://www.bahamasvacations.com Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope town.com Marsh Harbour Regattas condo upscale 1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment. Quality built interior, modern, luxury amenities. $2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed/ 2 bath, brand new, unfurnished, located off Stede Bonnet Drive. Price $1200/ mo. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco Marsh Harbour Townhouse, new, large 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath tastefully furnished, central air, with beautfiul harbor view, in heart of Marsh Har bour, very near Abaco Beach Resort Hotel and Marina and close to all restaurants, nightlife, car and boat rentals. Available April 30. Only $1500/ month. Call 359-6455 or 362-1021 Marsh Harbour 2 bdrm fully furnished apt in Regattas. Turn key with pillow top mattresses, rattan furniture, flat screen TV and DVD play er. Pool and tennis courts on property. Move in today. Call Billy Albury 242-557-2008 or Michael Albury at 577-0700 for full details Marsh Harbour apartment 1 bed, 1 bath. $750 per month. Call 367-5157 Melissa Hill Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour , newly refurbished/ fully furnished, 2 bed/ 2 bath, gen erator, well water/ RO system, water softener, 8’ wooden fenced backyard enclosure, 50’ patio in back yard, storage house. $2,200/ mo. Must see to appreciate. Call 357-6608 cell/ Treco Sweetings Village, Marsh Harbour, 1 bed/ 1 bath or 2 bed/ 1 bath apartments, both fully fur nished with central air, washer & dryer. Water included. Call Lynn Dames 242-577-6571 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTSBahama Palm Shores Best Deal on Abaco, waterfront/solid CBS 3/2, turn key, garden/fruit trees. $299,000 net. Ph 475-2134 Cherokee Sound house for sale by owner, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. For more info call 242366-2081 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 Hope Town, Abaco, hillside lot 100’x124’ Lucayos Subdivision No. 2, shared dock, boat basin, paved road. $159,000 Owner financing. Call 386-441-7041 or coconutcliff@aol.com Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1+ acre with great elevations, 400+ ft. waterfront, dock & moor ing. $950,000. Purchaser pays 1/2 stamp tax plus own legal fees & brokerage fees. Brokers welcome. 242-365-5149 www.guanawaterfront. com PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEScotland Cay Private island with runway golf carts, spa, pool table, internet, TV, fireplace. Turnkey. Bruce Burgess cell 954 632 4966, home 954 566 6096, Details at www.summer campabacos.com Scotland Cay 4 bedroom house on beach. $860,000 Email: jimnav@msn.com Treasure 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. Available June 2008 www.pineapplepointresort. com 242-475-7464 or 800-545-0395 Come & see us at the end of Marina View Dr. Office open M-F 9-4:30 pm or by appointment. By d’Shan Maycock Friends of the Environment introduced a bi-monthly after school program target ed at students ages 6-13 the end of Janu ary. Discovery Club is an after school program developed by the Bahamas National Trust. It was first introduced in Nassau in 1995 and immediately became very popular. Discovery Club incorpo rates environmental education with other disciplines such as art, ecology, history, camping, exploration and astronomy. Clubbers attend club meetings, wear a uniform and participate in different activities in which they earn badges. Meetings will be held bi-monthly at the following locations: Contral Abaco Friends’ oce Every other Monday 3:30-5 p.m. þ Contact d’Shan Maycock 367-2721 North Abaco S.C. Bootle þ Every other Monday 3:305 p.m. Contact Laura Davis 365-0065 South Abaco J.A. Pinder þ Every other Tuesday 3:305 p.m. Contact Tonia Ferguson 3664015 If you require additional informa tion, please do not hesitate to contact the Friends of the Environment at 3672721. Tonya Patterson, a sophomore at LeesMcRae College in Banner Elk, North Caro lina, is making her premier performance as a lead character for the performance of The Arabian Nights. She has been developing the role of Dunnyazade since late December. Dunnyazade is a helpless and scared little girl who fears living without her sister. Set in the ancient past, the stories are told by Scheherezade, a beautiful and gifted young woman who spins the tales to save her life from the mad ruler Shahryar, who has taken her as his bride. She tells him the stories for one thousand and one nights and cures his madness. Based upon the classic A Thousand and One Nights, Zimmerman’s adaptation focuses upon the lesser known tales of dreams, love, lust and comedy. The Lees-McRae production will be performed by a cast of 15 who each por tray numerous characters. The students sing, dance and play musical instruments as they bring to life the anecdotes that cure the mad Shahryar. The Arabian Nights will be performed five times in mid-February. Tonya is the daughter of Reginald and Donna Patterson of Marsh Harbour. She graduated from Forest Heights Academy in 2006.Tonya Patterson will star in college play The Bahamas Real Estate Association on Abaco meets monthly to disucss concerns and policy. For its meeting on January 17 the group had as a guest speaker Mr. Larry Roberts of the Bahamas Realty office in Nassau who brought members up to date on industry issues. This included discussion on foreign real estate agents skirting Baha mian law as this is one area reserved for Bahamians. Tonya Patterson

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Page 30 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Visa and MasterCard AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Big Cat Equipment þ þ þ þ Fax: 242-367-2464 Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 BAHAMA TILELICENSED INSURED L arry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Beulah Wong’s Photography Specializing in Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, etc. P.O. Box AB 20036 Casuarina Point Abaco, Bahamas Tel. 1-242-544-6295 Email. boo8319@hotmail.com Abaco Island Pharmacy Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 islanpharmacy@comyahoo www.abacoislandpharmacy.com Simcoe Jewellers and other fine mechanisms Memorial Plaza, Marsh Harbour Fyne’s Pest Control Stephen Fynes Professional Exterminator Busy Bees Daycare Dependable, Responsible, CaringMelissa Thompson Hill, Owner & Operator E-mail: curlytailcreations@yahoo.com New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ” þ þ þ þ þ þ Youth Pastor: Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send Church If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677 ListingWeekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m. Monday Night þ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H. þ 7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night þ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday þ Family Night Epworth Chapel Cell 466-9090 http://www.easternabacomethodist.com/ By d’Shan Maycock Friends of the Environment announces two exciting scholarship opportunities in environmental education. Student Scholarship:The student scholarship opportunity is available to a student currently enrolled in an Abaco high school in grades 9-12. The successful applicant will participate in a 10-day expedition in July or August at Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey in Sandy Point. Teacher Scholarship:Open to teachers who live and teach full time in Abaco. The successful applicant will attend the Island School Teach ers Conference in Cape Eleuthera on August 3-10. The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board and up to $300 for travel expenses. Applications can be downloaded at www.friendsoftheenvironment.org or can be picked up at the Education Center at the Friends office in Marsh Harbour. Deadline for entries is April 18, 2008. On February 1 students, family and friends of Forest Heights Academy were treated to a concert by a group of 14 students from Princeton University. This a capella choir creates its own backup mu sic with harmony and innovative sounds which the music world refers to as beat boxing. Shere Khan, named after the tiger in Jungle Book, is appropriately named as Princeton’s mascot is also a tiger. Their music surprises most every audi ence experiencing them for the first time as they perform contemporary pop music in their unique style. The group, which has been performing for the past 15 years, vis ited Abaco for the third time. Even though members have rotated as they graduate, the wonderful cohesiveness of the group re mains as they inspire all. Perhaps the most important aspect is for students to see that there is so much more for them to experience than just book learning when they go on to higher education. Forest Heights has been entertained each visit over the past eight years and wanted to share this phenomenal experience with the public as well. The PTA is to be thanked for organizing the special evening as the balmy February weather complemented the mood set by the group uplifting the spirits of all who attended.Shere Khan Entertains at

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February 15, 2008 The Abaconian Section B Page 31 Professional photographer wanted , 5 yrs or more experience. Take resume to GWS office in Marsh Harbour. Sea Spray is looking for an assistant dock master. Must be motivated to work. Must have high school diploma, BJC certificate or equivalent. Call 366-0065 Sales and Marketing manager wanted for Ocean Frontier Vacation Club on Guana Cay. The position will be commission based and will require that the person live on Guana Cay. Call 888-541-1616 for information Seeking Professional Bookkeeper Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Excel. Deliver resume and references to Bahama Beach Club, Treasure Cay Sales and Marketing Manager wa nted for Ocean Frontiers Vacation Club on Guana Cay. The position will be commission based and will require that the person live on Guana Cay. Call 888-541-1616 COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE MERCHANDISE FOR SALE2 4-seater dining sets $200 each. 1 coffee table $35. Call 357-6536 5 drawer used filing cabinets , good condition. Price $100. Call Johnny Pinder 367-2442 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 Photo 25’ Mako Irish Eyes , center console, hydraulic steering, rigged for fishing with outriggers, down rod, fishfinder, VHF, has leaning post and all seat cushions, Bimini top, in beautiful condition, all wood hatches replaced with S tarboard, stainless boarding ladder, 2 anchors, life preservers, 225 Evinrude, low hours, just completely serviced, stainless prop. DUTY PAID. $15,500 Call 365-8188 25’ Trimaran Performance sail boat , S.T. winches, #3 sails, 8 HP O.B., new bottom. $8, 500 Ph. 366-0552 26’ 1999 Regulator, Twin 225hp Evinrude ETEC motors. 1 year old, very low hours, 2 years left on warranty. T-top with outriggers, rocket launcher seat, hydraulic steering, fresh and saltwater washdown, livewell, trim tabs, VHF radio, running lights, DUTY PAID. Fast, smooth, exceptionally dry ride. Surprisingly good on gas. Great for fishing or family cruis ing. $56,000. Call Jeff 366-0282 38’ Uniflight, great live-aboard boat, ready to move on. Houseboat offers 2 solar panels, inverter, 12,000 BTU A/C, 130 HP Yamaha, hydraulic steering from the bow, 100 gal water tank, 70 gal gas tank, fridge, stove, all kitchen equip. Asking $25,000 OBO Call 365-5003 Continental aluminum boat trailer for 17’ to 21’ boat. Asking price $3,000 OBO. Call 359-6574 15’ Flats Boat 2003 Mitzi, 40 HP Yamaha and trailer. DUTY PAID $7500. 843-263-4050 16’ Paramount, new 90 HP Yamaha w/ less than 200 hours. Great riding boat. Asking $8000 but will take offers. Call 365-5003 18’ Fiberglass w/ 55 Mariner. in excellent condtion and great for crawfishing, etc. Call 366-2071 for price 18’ 1999 Aluminum hull Stabicraft w/ F100 Yamaha (600 hours) and EZ load trailer. $6000 OBO Call 366-4155 VEHICLES FOR SALE 94 Toyota Camry LE includes Sirius sat. radio and sound system, excellent condition. $6,000 ONO Ph 577-0457 2 2005 Yamaha Raptors, 4 wheelers, like new, run great, on Abaco. Call 242-4264014 PERSONALRent-room mate $300 per month, Murphy Tonw, includes utilities. Call Mr. Cooper at 475-8141. BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 19.5’ Spanish Wells built boat 3 yrs. old, 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha. Ready to fish. $27,000 OBO Call 365-4402 20’ Proline Stalker 130 HP Johnson, trailer, electonics, many extras, low hours, DUTY PAID. $11,500 Call 475-2134 or 1772-2328216 22’ Donzi Classic, 1990, Hull only. No engine or outdrive. $7850 OBO Call 577-0098 23’ Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 10,000. Contact National Marine for details 367-2326 24’ Limestone Diesel Express Cruiser 1987 diesel engine, 9’6” beam, 400 hrs. Volvo engine HP 230, outdrive Duo pro, stored on a lift. DUTY PAID $29,000 Phone 242-365-8175 24’ Strike w/ brand new GPS, 2 VHF’s, CD player, 2 new marine batteries, T-top, outrig gers. Needs engine. Hull only $8000. Call 365-5003 By Michael Fosberg Writer/performer Michael Fosberg be gan a personal search for his biological father at age 34 that turned up a whole lot more. Armed with only the name of his father and the knowledge that he lived in the Detroit area two decades previously, Mr. Fosberg makes a miraculous call which sets in motion a series of discoveries of family of secrets and lies, confronta tion and reconciliation. Incognito balances humor and emotion as it deals with race, prejudice and life’s difficult choices. Incognito is the resulting one-man play about Fosberg’s emotion-packed personal journey for self discovery. It has been hailed by Chicago critics as “one of the top theatrical events of the 2001 season.” Incognito was subsequently hailed by the Kansas City Star as “among the most unique examples of a one-man show that theatre goers are likely to en counter.” Michael Fosberg has been writing, acting and directing for more than 25 years. He received a Jeff Citation for Best Actor for his performance in Sam Shepard’s Savage/Love. More information about the play can be gathered from his website at www.incogni totheplay.com. Show info – Change Ministries Sunday February 17th 6p.m. Free Admission Forest Heights Academy February 18th 10:30 a.m. (students only) Showings at other high schools will be held during this week as well. All show ings are FREE.The Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. and The Canadian Lyford Cay Foundation are now accepting applications for academic and technical scholarships for study at approved institutions in the US, Canada, UK and the Caribbean. Applicants must be Bahamian citizens and pledge to return to The Bahamas upon completion of their studies. Academic scholarships are available at undergradu ate, graduate and doctorate levels. Tech nical scholarships are for individuals who wish to train or upgrade skills in areas where there is a shortage of well qualified Bahamians in the work force. Beginning with applications for the 2008-2009 academic year, greater em phasis is being placed on the financial need and resources of each applicant. In addition, applicants are required to pro vide documentation detailing all other of fers of financial aid from the college or university and other scholarship grants and educational loans. For the first time, applicants for aca demic scholarships will be asked to sub mit two short essays, one based on a compulsory theme and the other on the applicant’s choice among three topics pro vided. These essays will give candidates the opportunity to describe their achieve ments, challenges, talents and aspirations beyond those reflected in their academic record. Detailed information and application forms are available at www.lyfordcay foundation.org. Forms may also be ob tained from high school guidance coun selors. The deadline for academic scholarship applications is March 31, 2008. Complet ed applications for technical scholarships must be received by May 1, 2008. For additional information about the Foundations’ academic and technical scholarships please e-mail scholarships@ lyfordcayfoundation.org or call 242-3624910. Incognito The Search for a Father Turns Up a Whole Lot More Check out The Abaconian

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Page 32 Section B The Abaconian February 15 , 2008 KATHLEENALBURY,BRI Broker/Appraiser HopeTown 242366-0700 Cell:242577-0333 kathleen@hgchristie.com NEILABERLE,BRI EstateAgent GuanaCay 242365-5454 Cell:242577-0277 neil@hgchristie.com AINSLEYHARRISON SalesAssistant MarshHarbour 242367-5454 Cell:242577-0422 ainsley@hgchristie.com MARGOALBURY Rentals/EstateAgent MarshHarbour 242367-5454 Cell:242359-6576 margo@hgchristie.com ROBBIEBETHEL EstateAgent HopeTown 242366-0700 Cell:242577-8533 r obbie@hgchristie.com DWAYNEWALLAS AssociateAppraiser MarshHarbour 242367-5454 Cell:242359-6046 dwayne@hgchristie.com MarshHarbour242367-5454HopeTown242366-0700GuanaCay242365-5454E-mail:abaco@hgchristie.comwww.HGChristie.com LONGBEACH Brandnew,twostory homewith5bedrooms and3bathsin4,000sq. ft.ofwell-appointed space.Setonan18,700 sq.ft.lotoverlookingan incrediblebeach. $849,900. Ref.AS10905 HOPETOWN Choosefromtwo3bedroom,2bathnewlybuilt cottageswithvariedinteriors.Enjoygreat viewsoftheAtlanticand HopeTown’sharbour. $995,000each Ref.PS10637&PS10638 CHEROKEESOUND Moderatelyslopingsea viewlotcomprising 34,922sq.ft.witheasy accesstothebeachand theAbacoClub,andall utilities.Idealsetting foryourdreamhome. $425,000. Ref.AS10872 ELBOWCAY Welllocatedwaterfront homefeaturing3bedrooms,2baths,awell equippedkitchen,large livingarea,wrap-around deck,amazingviews andpossibledockage. $1,275,000. Ref.PS10565 GREENTURTLECAY LuxuriousCaribbean stylebeachfrontvillaon 0.84acres.This5,750 sq.ft.homehas5bedrooms,4baths,fully equippedkitchen,and wraparoundporches. $2,545,000. Ref.TS10581 TREASURECAY Beautiful8acreparcel onpristineBasinHarbourCayperfectfora secludedgetawayoran eco-resortifpurchased andcombinedwithadjacent9+acretract $280,000. Ref.AS10897 THEABACOCLUB Elegant4bedroom,4.5 bathgolfcoursehome attheRitz-CarltonmanagedAbacoClubat WindingBayofferinga clubhouse,European spa,tennisandbeach. $4,495,000. Ref.AS10701 MARSHHARBOUR Sea-to-searetreatona 3/4acrelotwithina prestigiouscommunity. Accentedbya2bedroommainhouse,separatemastersuite,guest cottage,andaboatlift. $2,315,000. Ref.AS10877 MARSHHARBOUR Lastchancetoobtaina homesiteintheprestigiousandgatedGreat AbacoClub.This7,630 sq.ft.canallothaseasy accesstopool,tennis courts,andbeach. $399,500. Ref.AS10731 LUBBERSQUARTERS Amazing3.64acrepropertyfeaturingthreeseparatecottagestotaling3 bedrooms,aprivate dock,andviewsover theSeaofAbaco,Tahiti BeachandTillooCut. $1,100,000. Ref.AS10889 MARSHHARBOUR Collectionof2bedroom condosand3bedroom penthousesoverlooking theseainagateddevelopmentofferinga poolandprivatebeach. Startingat$445,000 Ref.AS10890 WHITESOUND Gorgeous15,500sq.ft. beachfrontlotwith75ft. ofamazingwater frontage,endlessocean vistas,andviewsof WhiteSoundandSeasprayResort. $485,000. Ref.PS10618 GREATGUANACAY Unique12.5acresea-toseaestatewitha2bedroomresidence, fantasticviews,anda boatbasin.Idealfora privateestateorcommercialdevelopment. $12,950,000. Ref.AS10867 GREATCISTERN Wellbuiltfourplexcomprisingfour2bedroom, 1bathunits.Excellent investmentopportunity withgreatrentalincome potential.Justminutes tothesea. $460,000. Ref.AS10751 ELBOWCAY Pictureperfect8,709sq. ft.lotintranquilLittle Point.Nearthebeach withsuperbviewsofthe AtlanticandHope Town’scandy-striped lighthouse. $179,500. Ref.PS10614 ELBOWCAY Wellprotected,20,000 sq.ft.lotinthequiet ButtonwoodSubd.Just momentsawayfromthe communitydockofferingperfectdockagefor yourrunabout. $145,000. Ref.PS10629 GOVERNMENTSUB. Beautifulopenplan homewith3bedrooms and2baths.This2,216 sq.ft.homefeaturesan apartmentidealfora guestsuiteorrentalunit withincomepotential. $450,000. Ref.AS10598 LUBBERSQUARTERS 8.7acrepristinewaterfrontpropertywitha20 ft.bluffandamazing views.Greatinvestmentforahideaway homeoradevelopment ofsubdividedlots. $1,220,000. Ref.AB5145 HILLTOPSALES RENTALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL 242367-4151www.HGChristieRentals.com FEATURED RENTALMERSOLEIL-GreatAbacoClub,MarshHarbour Executive4bedroom,3.5bathvacationhomeinagatedcommunity.Recentswimmingpooladdition,oceanviewsanda50 ft.layalongboatslip. Startingat$3,950/week. Ref.AR10556Contactusforyour FREEcopyof IslandBreeze,Issue2007 andGuideToInvestingIn RealEstateInTheBahamas. AEOLIAN CHASESEND PRINCE’STRUST WINGSOFADOVE CEDARCOTTAGES VILLAPASHA CHEROKEESOUND One-of-a-kind2bedroom,2bathrusticvilla ona17,000sq.ft.siteelevatedto60ft.providingwondrousviewsand completedbyabasementandbeachaccess. $405,000. Ref.AS10883 Just Listed SLIPAWAY THECROSSING