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Title: Abaconian
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Title: Abaconian
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Language: English
Publisher: David & Kathleen Ralph
Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
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Revised airport terminal plans are presented

New plans incorporate recent recommendations
By Timothy Roberts
Addressing concerns brought to their
i -attention concerning the preliminary plans
for the proposed airport terminal for Marsh
Harbour International Airport, Minister
of Public Works and Transportation, the
Hon. Neko Grant, accompanied by Don-
ald Dean, lead architect for The Architects
Inc, presented revised plans to a group of
About 40 stakeholders.
Mr. Grant had revealed the preliminary
To plans to a smaller group of stakeholders on
u is now b e ad September 3 and received a list of 15 ar-
eas within the terminal building that caused
concern among those who had attended.
The greatest concern centered on the check-
,V_ : in counter areas, especially on the interna-
tional side, which would already be maxed
out and showed no room for expansion.
The first preliminary plan presented
allowed for 16 total three-and-a-half foot
check-in counters with ten allotted for in-
ternational air carriers and six for domes-
tic. At present there are ten international
4 meeting was held on September 24 for reviewing the revised plans for the terminal at the Marsh Harbour airport. The original air carriers with daily flights to Marsh Har-
plans were presented to a small group on September 3. Following that presentation, the Abaco Cb,a,",c, of Commerce assembled bour. The new plans show 22 total check-in
a list of criticisms that the members felt were important and sent them to the Minister of Public Works and Transporation, the Hon. counters with 14 allotted for international
NVeko Grant, who presented them to the architects. The revised plan has taken into consideration these inadequacies. The terminal air carriers and eight for domestic.
building is now bigger and the expected cost has risen from $12 million to $15 million. 5,/i ,ii is architect Donald Dean explaining The preliminary plan grew from about
the details to the audience. The reaction of the group was positive and the architectural company, The Architechs Inc. in Freeport, 24,000 square feet to about 39,000 square

will now complete the plans. The revised project will then be presented to the Cabinet for final approval before going to tender with
detailed drawings. It is expected that construction can begin early next year. Min. Grant is shown second from left.

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The seventh annual Abaco Business Outlook was held on September 22 at New Vision
Ministries. The topic, Strengthening Abaco's Economy, was examined from a variety
of viewpoints by speakers from both Nassau and Abaco. All the presenters spoke posi
tively about Abaco's economy and their confidence in its rapid recovery as the present
world situation improves. 5/,. ,i is Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Vincent
Vanderpool- Wallace. Time was allocated for audience participation. 5,, ,i is John
Hedden making comments. See story on page 5.

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I6t7 ON ;!WJed e6ueqo The Bahamas National Trust held an annual meeting of its top executives on Abaco on
H H9NvW IS L667 C1- 'jienis September 24-26. On the night of September 24 the Council members held a reception
alVd I eAVJednOJE 3S 9L 9 at Abaco Beach Resort that included many local BNT members. 5, ,,, are the current
3EViSOd sn oulI qe9A 1Jenis president and three past presidents: John Bethel, a pastpresident; Neil McKinney, cur
] a J-s~jd -ue!uooeqv qL rent president; Glen Bannister, immediate past president who served for seven years;
Molaeq leqel aqm u! uMos ealep uofleqdxe eqyl aiojeq uopldyosqns jnmoA Maaeue and Pericles Maillis, a past president. See story on page 6.


New terminal will be bigger, more expensive

Airport From Page 1
feet for all structures. The terminal build-
ing alone accounts for 32,000 to 33,000
square feet of floor space according to Mr.
Dean, approximately 10 times the size of
the present terminal. The estimated cost
also grew with the increase in size from
$12 million to about $15 million.
Highlighting the updated features of
the terminal building, Mr. Dean said that

the check-in area could handle up to 220
persons at any given time and similarly so
could the departure lounge area. The se-
curity line leading to the departure lounge
can take 33 people in line without spilling
over into the concourse area, he said.
Mr. Dean said there would be spaces
for two restaurants, four kiosks, four car
rental booths and seven retail areas. The
offices for airlines were moved to a second
floor above the check-in area, which freed

up space for more counters downstairs.
Immigration will have six counters and
customs will have three with a fourth spot
available for future expansion in the inter-
national arrivals area. The VIP lounge was
moved from inside the international arriv-
als area and placed next to the check-in
area in the main concourse. All exits, he
said, will require a secure swipe card so
that only authorized persons will be able to
access those areas.

Revised plan for the Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal
Airline offices now Security lounge
in second story for all passe ers international
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Minister ieKO Trant presented tne new
plans for the terminal at the Marsh Har-
bour airport at a meeting on September
24. He had with him his Permanent Secre-
tary Colin Higgs and the architect Donald
Mr. Dean said, "The architectural design
projects an image consistent with the feel
and warmth of Abaco." It will be one that
Abaconians can be proud of. "It will have
a warm and cool tropical island look," he
said, and "it will leave a lasting impression"
on anyone passing through the facility.
Mr. Grant noted that because of the
review of the preliminary plans that he
would not be able "to give Abaco the
Christmas present he desired," referring
to the groundbreaking he predicted would
be in December of this year. The ground-
breaking will have to wait until the begin-
ning of 2011.
He said Abaco can now say they got the
consultation they desired and asked those
attending whether he had their blessing to
have the plans forwarded to cabinet and
then, once completed, out to tender. The
majority attending applauded, giving con-
sent to move forward with the revised plans.

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DUNWANDERIN The perfect little cottage in die CLOUD NINE- 2 bed/2 bath home on North End. ALLAMANDA updated interior. 2 bed 2 LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
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finished 2000 sq. ft., 2 storey home. Close to
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docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
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Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
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ToP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand
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Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space
on main floor.shortwalk to beach. US$400,000.

SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and private boat basin. $575,000.

#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, 20,000 sq.f $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point Lot 11 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View North End lot with Sea ofAbaco views protected by restrictive
covenants. 18.000 sq. ft.. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5753 HopeTown Point Lot 70A NEW LISTING 11,350 sq. ft. building site on the north
end. One block off the Sea ofAbaco. Close to sandy beach. B$165.000. Kerry Sullivan
#5754 HopeTown Point Lot 708 NEW LISTING -12,640 sq. ft. on the north end. Build
up for views of the Atlantic. Beach across the street. B$ 185,000.Kerry Sullivan
#4905 Ocean Bluff Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, highest elevation
in area, view of Tilloo Cut & Atlantic. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement- Hillside lots wl underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 51a Ocean View, 10.042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 5Ib Ocean View, 12.351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 ft.
on the Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the
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#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot Stunningviews. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
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#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
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#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfromnt lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22Waterfront. $335.000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 One WaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner

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Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
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protected cove, a day dock, beach, pool,jacuzzi hot tub and unsurpassed views of
the Sea of Abaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by.
$5,700,000 Ref#7162 mailin@coldwellbankerbaliamas.com


Little Harbour
12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
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Foundation for guest house completed.
$120,000- Relff7176

Treasure Cay
2 bed 2 bath condo within the presti-
gious resort community of Treasure Cay.
Features lovely harbour views manicured
grounds and close to all amenities.
$325,000 -Ref#7195

Private Island Peninsula
This 12 acre peninsula is the most
elevated property on the island and has
over a half a mile of waterfront with
over 1,000' in the protected harbour.
$795,000- Ref#7051

JoeBookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2 bed/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130' of beachfront and com-
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$500,000 Ref#7079

Treasure Cay
2 bed/2 bath unique villa close to the
beach in prestigious Treasure Cay. This
villa is offered fully furnished and com-
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Lubbers Quarters
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky
shoreline and beaches. A smaller wa-
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3 bed/2 bath home on double lot. 3 bed/3 bath Verandah Bungalow Cottage
Features an open floor plan. Screened to be built. Price includes all permits,
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Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
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$249,000 Ref#7196

Cherokee Sound
34,922 sq.ft. lot located on "The Hill".
Features huge rain water cistern and
overlooks the shallow banks and sea.
Extremely private and tranquil location.
$275,000 Ref#7238

Cedar Cottages
Hope Town 3 bed/2 bath cottage only
minutes away from the ocean. Additional
cottage, oceanfront and harbour front land
$595,000 Ref#7038

Lots on Private Cay
Private beachfront lots on secluded cay.
Close to Green Turtle Cay. Both lots
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$150,000 Each Reft7201

Pelican Shores
Marsh Harbour 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400
sq.ft. waterfront home on a 12,250 sq.ft.
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet
$1,200,000- Ref#6965

Hope Town
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Simmon's Place
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces
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$495,000- Ref#6766


Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away. $55,000 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000
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Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000

Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot, 100 x 200. $199,500

Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500 Little Abaco Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $39,500

Schooner Bay Harbour Coppice waterfront lot. $175,000
Dundas Town 9,000 sq.ft. lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available, From $45,000
Little Abaco -Waterfront lot. 8,150 sq.ft. $39,500

Long Beach 1/4 acre lots in quiet community. From $50,000 Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of ocean. $950,000
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Presenters were positive about Abaco's future

By Timothy Roberts
Speaking on Abaco's opportunities for
further economic growth under the theme
Strengthening Abaco's Economy: Entre-
preneurship, Technology and Tradition,
The Counselors Ltd. hosted a variety of
speakers from both the government and
private sectors, highlighted by keynote
speaker, Senator Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace, Minister of Tourism.
Michael Albury, President of the Abaco
Chamber of Commerce, opened the forum

welcoming the 140 guests from Abaco
as well as other islands of The Bahamas.
While he appreciated the turnout, Mr. Al-
bury would like to have seen more of the
traditional Abaco business leaders who
grew the economy of the island through
their hard work and independent thinking.
He said that forums such as these are
beneficial to the Bahamian business com-
munity as we can learn from each other.
"The benefits would go both ways; Abaco
businessmen's contributions would be very

valuable while they could also learn from
the speakers at the Business Outlook."
According to Joan Albury, President of
The Counselors, her philosophy and prac-
tice in organizing the Outlooks is to respect
and examine the whole picture of a com-
munity, internal and external impacts, to
get a true picture of key sectors.
Audience participation was good with
many questions and thoughts shared in re-
sponse to the variety of topics presented.
The majority of interest was garnered by

the BEC Chairman, Michael Moss, and
the Ministry of Tourism, the Hon. Vincent
Leroy Sumner, treasurer of the Teach-
ers and Salaried Workers Cooperative
Credit Union, unveiled plans for a $12 mil-
lion shopping mall to be built near Central
Pines in Dundas Town. The mall, which the
company hopes to break ground on by mid
2011, will comprise about 62,000 square
feet and will feature a food store, a restau-
rant, 13 retail spaces and 20 office spaces.

Tourism's Minister is excited about Abaco's future

By Timothy Roberts
Senator Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace,
Minister of Tourism, speaking on the Ab-
aco Business Outlook's theme, Strengthen-
ing Abaco's Economy: Entrepreneurship,
Technology and Tradition, said he feels
excited about the future of Abaco as the
Ministry of Tourism seeks to create more
traffic to The Bahamas.
While noting that airfare to Abaco from
the United States is among the highest for
destinations in the region, he revealed that
Tourism is working to reduce those rates,
thereby creating a boon of new tourist traf-
fic to the island.
"We are working very hard to get our-
selves to a point where we are selling $99
round trips from Florida," he said. "If we
can accomplish that, you will see an explo-
sion of business." He noted that the U.S.'s
top two destinations, Las Vegas and Or-
lando, had the lowest airfare rates among
other tourist destinations in the States.
He shared that for the first half of 2010,
January to June, despite the economic
downturn and the summer power outages,

Abaco's visitors were up 12 percent from
the previous year. With this in mind he
added that rental accommodations are very
lucrative and underdeveloped. He said that
Abaco accounts for 28 percent of stopover
visitors in The Bahamas.
Noting that research revealed that people
feel that all the Out Islands are the same,
Mr. Wallace revealed that Tourism is em-
ploying a branding strategy that is designed
to set apart each island as its own destina-
tion. He noted that the term "Family Is-
lands" had created a sense among visitors
that the Out Islands were a good place to
carry children, which is not always the case.
He showed a sample of the logo that was
designed for Abaco, noting that because
they wanted the visitor to understand that
there are many locations to visit, they would
use the designation "The Abaco Islands."
Mr. Wallace spoke about infrastruc-
tural work being undertaken to improve
the quality of destinations and reduce the
costs. He said, "In an archipelago inter-
island infrastructure is as important as in-
frastructure on the island. If you don't fix

Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace was the keynote
speaker at the seventh annual Abaco Busi-
ness Outlook.
the inter-island difficulties, you're going to
have a problem."
In view of this, government is under-
taking a civil aviation overhaul, he said.
The upgrades to the Lynden Pindling In-
ternational Airport in Nassau are leading
towards it becoming a central hub of air
traffic to the Family Islands and the Carib-

bean. "We need to make sure we have a
civil aviation regime that is up to the task."
He added that Tourism wants local airlines
to be involved in connecting visitors to the
Family Islands.
He is excited that plans are on the board
for improving the second busiest airport in
The Bahamas and construction will soon
start on the new airport terminal for Marsh
Harbour which will be a template for airport
terminals throughout the Bahama Islands.
Speaking of the strategic advantages Ab-
aco and the other islands of The Bahamas
have over other destinations, he said there
is no great mystery as to what needs to be
fixed. "We are asking people to pay more
to come to The Bahamas, and they expect
to get value for what they pay." We need
to ensure we provide low cost accessibil-
ity, low cost and easy "book-ability" and
maintain high visibility.
He said that looking at New Providence
as a separate country, they are fourth in
stopover visitors in the Caribbean, second

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The National Trust holds Council meeting on Abaco

By Jennifer Hudson
Eighteen Board Members and Execu-
tive Management of the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust from Nassau, Grand Bahama,
the United States and Canada gathered
in Marsh Harbour for a Council meeting
from September 24-26. The Council holds
two meetings each year, one in the spring
which is always held in Nassau and is when
the new committee is elected and one in
the fall.
The first day was spent hearing reports
from all of the various departments and
discussing issues and plans for the future.
A visit was also made to Snake Cay to sur-
vey the site of a proposed national park.
During the evening of the first day a
Meet and Greet reception was held on the
patio at Abaco Beach Resort for the Board
Members and Management to meet with
Abaco's National Trust members. "We
want to let the members know how much
we appreciate them," stated Executive Di-
rector, Eric Carey. During the reception
both Mr. Carey and the President, Neil
McKinney gave a short address. "It is the
Trust's new policy to hold the fall meeting
on a Family Island," informed Mr. Carey.
"This is our first time on Abaco, and last
year was our first time out of Nassau when
we held the meeting on Grand Bahama.
With the expansion of the National Trust,
we want to make sure that it is truly na-
tional, and we want to get to the islands
where we have national parks for board
meetings every year. We have six parks
here on Abaco and two more are proposed,
these being the Snake Cay Creek and the
Blue Holes of South Abaco."
Mr. Carey feels, "It is important to ex-
pand the work here as Abaco has had a
long association with the Bahamas National

Trust, and there has always been a strong
membership here. The Bahamas National
Trust has an office in Marsh Harbour
which is run by two very senior people
in the organization, David Knowles, for-
merly with the government Department of
Agriculture and Fisheries, and Ms. Kadie
Mills, a 15-year veteran of the organiza-
tion from Cedar Harbour."
Mr. Carey mentioned the great partner-
ship between the Bahamas National Trust
and Friends of the Environment. describing
it as a wonderful organization representing
how conservation really works with people
in the community taking charge. He also
praised its educational programmes.
Mr. Carey thanked the artists of Abaco,
who have made Arts for the Parks such a
success and got it to actually turn a profit.
He thanked all of the people who support
the National Trust on Abaco and made
special mention of Keith Bishop, who has
donated space for a second office in South
Abaco, and Michael Albury, whom he de-
scribed as an incredible force for the Baha-
mas National Trust.
Mr. Neil McKinney, President of the
Bahamas National Trust, is a third gen-
eration member since his grandfather and
father were founding members and his fa-
ther also served as President. Mr. McK-
inney said how wonderful it is to see the
involvement of the people of Abaco, and
he begged members to get their friends to
join since numbers help when the board
goes before government with new plans.
He told guests, "A branch has now been
opened on Exuma and one is being planned
for Long Island. We are trying to be the
Bahamas National Trust, not the Nassau
National Trust. We are here this weekend
to throw our weight behind what is being

done on Abaco and to meet and support
our staff. We want to show that we do care
about the area and want to make people
feel that the Trust is inclusive of everybody
whether Bahamians or winter residents. By
the Council coming here they are able to
visit areas and to see first hand the issues
being discussed which helps them become
more involved than just reading about
Deputy Executive Director, Lynn Gape,
was pleased that the Council members had
been introduced to Abaco as she feels that
it gives them a much better perspective
when asked for advice and what needs to
be done here. She feels that the National
Trust has to involve people in what hap-
pens in the parks on their island.
Mr. McKinney expressed his pleasure
at the success of the weekend. At least
three government Council members were
present which afforded an opportunity to
involve government so that the govern-

ment members can see firsthand and report
back. Representatives were also present
from the Smithsonian Institute, the Uni-
versity of Miami, the American Natural
History Museum, United States Parks Ser-
vices, the World Conservation Society and
other sister agencies in the United States.
Abaco members of the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust had the opportunity to spend an
enjoyable evening mingling with Council
members during the reception while enjoy-
ing refreshments and watching an amazing
video entitled The Crystal Caves of Abaco,
filmed by well known cave diver and Ab-
aco resident, Brian Kakuk. Many people
took the opportunity to ask questions of
Mr. Kakuk about his exploits and the in-
credible formations in the caves.
The final day included a field trip for
Council members to South Abaco to view
the Sawmill Sink Blue Hole, the Abaco
parrots at Bahama Palm Shores and the
Abaco National Park.

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second time it is met away from Nassau. The group wants to acquaint all members with
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October lst, 2010


Freeport Councillors visit Abaco

By Timothy Roberts
Local government officials from the
Freeport District in Grand Bahama visited
Abaco from September 3rd 5th with a view
to share ideas and gain experiences that
could benefit the growth and effectiveness
of each group.
C. Alvin Smith Jr., Chief Councillor of
the Freeport Council, who was here with
some of his Council members, said they
hoped to gain a better "understanding of lo-
cal government in its totality and not just
from the myopic view of what happens in
Freeport." Deputy Chief Councillor Joanna
Newton-Russell added that they chose to
visit Abaco because she has heard that "Ab-
aco has been doing some tremendous things
as far as local government is concerned."
Philip Franks, Council member from
Lucaya, said, "It gives us an opportunity
to compare what we do and what happens

in other areas." He finds one similar chal-
lenge both districts face in that "there is
no capital money available and very little
money with which to do capital projects,
which means we become a sort of mainte-
nance and upkeep department."
The group of councillors toured vari-
ous townships including Murphy Town,
Dundas Town and Marsh Harbour where
they were accompanied by the chairman of
each town committee and shown various
projects that they have undertaken in their
They took note of the creative ways
that the councils have found to make use
of their allocations, such as Brown's Bay
Beach in Dundas Town and the taxi ga-
zebo and rebuilding a low wall at Crossing
Beach in Marsh Harbour.
Mr. Smith said they are encouraging
the creation of a fisherman's market area

in Freeport and they may be able to learn
something from the Farmer's Market be-
ing set up here which "may spur fresh
ideas and fresh approaches on how to tack-
le these issues."
As the Central Abaco District Council
deals with issues surrounding the landfill
and its upkeep, Mr. Franks suggested that
they could assist in setting up a meeting with
the operator of the landfill in Freeport which
would be beneficial to the Council here.
Mr. Franks mentioned that they also
face a serious challenge with Haitian mi-
grants, which he noted was a hot topic for
the Council on Abaco, and Ms. Russell
added that the situation needs a different
approach from the one that has been taken
by The Bahamas in general.

Freeport Councillors
also visit the cays
Several Freeport Council stayed over
for a later flight that allowed them to tour
Hope Town and Man-O-War. Taking the
ferry to Hope Town, they were met in
Hope Town by Chief Councillor Jeremy
Sweeting and Councillor Harold Malone.
They were shown the Hope Town dump
site which was impressively clean. They
constantly remarked on the cleanliness of
the cay during their golf cart rides. There
was no trash of any sort on the roadsides
which everyone noted.
They were shown the rebuilt dune at

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A group of local government Councillors from Freeport wre interested in seeing some
of the projects that local government on Abaco has accomplished. Here Marsh Harbour
Town Chairman Roscoe Thompson III, center, is showing two of them the gazebo built
for taxi drivers in the background and replacing the wall nearby, both at Crossing Beach
in Marsh Harbour.

The Freeport Councillors were very impressed with how clean Hope lown and Man-
O-War were with no trash anywhere. Here they are looking at the dump on Elbow Cay
that is very well managed and is very clean. In the foreground is a large chipper/grinder
that reduces the amount of trash that has to be shipped to Marsh Harbour ii,/i' making
a marketable mulch.


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The Abaconian October 1st, 2010

The Editor Says

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New terminal will assist Abaco's Growth

Revised plans for the Marsh Harbour
airport terminal were presented at a public
meeting at the Dundas Town Burial Soci-
ety on September 24. About 30 persons
listened to Minister Neko Grant and archi-
tect Donald Dean of The Architects Inc.
explain the new interior layout.
The plans were originally made public
on Friday, September 3, with those present
given Saturday and Sunday to comment.
Concerns were raised two days later on
Sunday by two Chamber of Commerce di-
rectors on the allocation of interior space.
The larger issue centered on the fact that
the space allocated for ticket agents was
substantially smaller than at the present
terminal with no apparent option for ex-
pansion. Other concerns related to the flow
of persons through security into the depar-
ture lounge. There were other issues of
lesser importance.
The revised plans show that many
ground floor offices have been moved to
an module nestled in vacant attic space and
include 10 offices and an employee lounge.
This allowed meaningful expansion to pas-
senger areas on the ground floor. Addition-
al check-in counters were included and a
second food service was placed in the main
entrance concourse.
Mr. Dean gave a detailed PowerPoint
presentation explaining the revisions and
answered many questions. Mr. Grant par-
ticipated in the dialog with the audience.
The presentation was well received and
concluded with the audience giving Minis-
ter Grant its approval to begin the process
leading to construction. A report will now
be prepared by Ministry of Works staff for
submission to Cabinet for its approval and
to provide for the increase cost to $15 mil-
lion or more required for the project.
During the three-week interval between
the original meeting and this one, Michael
Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of
Commerce, had been making phone calls
and sending email messages to government
agencies, private firms and Chamber direc-
tors. Although he was prominently vocal
in both meetings, Mr. Albury had the solid
support of the directors of the Chamber in
exposing the perceived design errors that

the original plans had. The Chamber felt
that not enough time had been allowed for
the plans to be publicly scrutinized.
It was apparent that the Minister had
misgivings on making revisions that would
cause a project delay. However, commu-
nity sentiment seemed to be in favor of a
minor delay if it meant that the $15 million
terminal would better serve the traveling
Marsh Harbour's original terminal may
have been 20 by 30 feet in size and served
from 1958 through 1987, a period of 29
years. The present building was put into
service in 1987 and will have served for
25 years when the new building comes on-
line. We are told that this new building has
a programed life of 10 to 15 years although
we can safely assume that it may serve for
a similar 25-year term.
The 10 to 15-year life often mentioned is
an acknowledgment to Abaco's explosive
growth with no one being quite sure what
our resident and visitor travel demands
will be at that time. This airport is pres-
ently the country's second busiest in terms
of aircraft activity ahead of Freeport. The
new terminal has been designed to allow
expansion to the eastern domestic area, the
northern departure section and the western
Customs and Immigration rooms.
Mr. Grant had hoped to give Abaco a
Christmas present with ground-breaking
around the holiday season. Construction may
now begin in the first quarter of next year as-
suming that Cabinet gives its approval.
Chamber directors regretted that in the
short time available they were not able to
ask advice from those engaged in airport
management. The Chamber directors were
encouraged and grateful that its concerns

were considered although the members
were mindful that their recommendations
may not have dwelled on other important
Abaco's economy
continues to grow
Abaco's continual growth is present-
ing many challenges to government. The
growth is welcome as it provides jobs and
revenue to the Treasury, whether as cus-
toms duties or other revenue sources. On
the other hand, our utility companies and
our schools are pressed to keep up. Growth
presents economic opportunities in the pri-
vate sector and requires government to in-
vest in the public sector.
Our growth is driving real estate devel-
opments the length of Abaco with some un-
derway and others waiting for the approval
process to run its course. Even government
is now in the real estate business by open-
ing low cost government lots to first-time
buyers in north, central and south Abaco.
These lots are not being offered as a politi-
cal ploy but are required to satisfy a pent-
up demand for economical land for a grow-
ing workforce as private house lots are out
of reach for the average worker.
Besides the airport terminal mentioned
earlier, government is in the planning
stages of constructing a protected coastal
commercial port north of Cooper's Town.
A $20 million government complex is un-
der construction now to house most of the
government offices scattered throughout
Central Abaco.
Cable Bahamas has just purchased the
Indigo phone system and is applying for
permission to offer phone service along
with its cable and internet service. Last

Mile Communications is expanding its
WiFi internet service based on wireless
technology. A new player, IP Solutions,
is expanding on Abaco and establishing
a triple play wireless service for phone,
television on demand and internet service.
Out Island Internet continues to provide
internet service to remote locations and
to boats while we understand that Batelco
may be upgrading to provide additional
At the retail level, three large business-
es have just opened or expanded. Max-
well's is our showcase supermarket, Fur-
niture Plus is a comprehensive furniture
store with an impressive display. Home
Fabrics does not compare in size to these
two merchandisers but it has expanded by
buying the old Western Auto Building and
is now offering a large selection of fabrics
and craft supplies.
The Teachers and Salaried Workers
Cooperative Credit Union just announced
its intention to build a shopping and office
complex in Dundas Town near the Texaco
station. This is another independent sign of
confidence in Abaco's expanding economy.
In the midst of all this growth, we hope
that BEC can get all of its horses con-
nected to the front of its wagon and move
forward. We are not sure that BEC's man-
agement has understood the role it plays
in moving Abaco forward. We may be
past the heavy summer demand but major
problems remain.
Many speakers at the recent Abaco
Business Outlook commented on the im-
pressive growth Abaco is experiencing,
the best in The Bahamas. Abaco seems
poised for further economic growth.

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Volunteers praised
Dear Editor,
So often good deeds go unnoticed and
people are not thanked for their selfless ac-
tions. Friends of the Environment would
like to recognize the efforts of Charles Pin-
der and Matlowe's Cay for cleaning up the
old BEC transfer station on Pointset Rock.
This took a considerable amount of effort
including applying for permits and manual
labour. The restoration of the abandoned
station will hopefully encourage nesting
sea birds to return to the area.
Congratulations on a job well done!
On behalf of the Board,
Kristin Williams

Why can't farmers use
the Farmers' Market?
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with the BAIC Park (a.k.a. Farmer's Mar-
ket) across the road from the BEC office
in Marsh Harbour. It was, in my opinion,
the best event of the year when BAIC along
with local farmers, food vendors and local
craftsman put on the AgriExpo last spring
at the park, and I looked forward to seeing
vendors in the months following setting up
stalls and selling their goods at the site.
Frustratingly, the park remains empty.
There are no farmers waiting to sell their
vegetables or fruits. No food vendors pre-
paring fresh foods for an eagerly waiting
crowd. I was disappointed not seeing any
of this happen. However, I am more than
upset to learn that it is because they have
not been allowed to set up a booth. In fact,
they haven't been allowed to even sell from
the back of their vehicles.
Apparently, as far as I can gather, some-
one is preventing them from utilizing the
park for the purpose it was intended. As
far as I can tell there is no good reason for
any farmer to not be allowed to sell at the
park; isn't that the whole point of the park?
Why is it that we Bahamians keep set-
tling for the scraps and crumbs that gov-
ernment deems fit to give us from time to
time? It is my understanding that the prop-
erty was granted to BAIC by the govern-
ment for the purpose of a farmer's market.
Last I checked this is a democracy and the
government belongs to the people. There-
fore, anything owned by the government
belongs to the people. We are the stake-
holders of this country; however, we allow
our employees to run roughshod over our
collective wills.
Maybe that's just the problem, we are
not a united people. We would rather gripe
and complain to each other about how bad
this government official or that one is and
never set out to make it known to the pow-
ers that be. There is no reason farmers of

Abaco should be restricted from using the
park that is clearly set aside for their use.
None! But I am willing to bet that noth-
ing will happen because we will all sit and
complain about it while government again
takes us for a ride and does what it wants,
and not the will of the people.
We the people of The Bahamas need
to wake up from our apathy and demand
more from our government. Demand re-
sponsibility and accountability. I am a Ba-
hamian stakeholder, and I am saying for
the record, "Let farmers and fisherman
use the BAIC Park to sell their vegetables
now! Even if it's only from the back of a
vehicle. There is no reason they should be
Disgruntled Bahamian
Frustrated at being
ignored again
Dear Editor
Here we go again!
I am beyond appalled and stunned with
disbelief as I sit and write to convey my
genuine frustration to you and your read-
Would you believe that after the BEC
fiasco where central government blatantly
bypassed the people of Abaco that the gov-
ernment was attempting to go a similar
route with the airport terminal? I would
have thought that after a well attended
town meeting, the biggest of its kind held
here on Abaco, they would have gotten the
picture and that future plans with regard
to infrastructure and development on the
drawing board for Abaco would not pro-
ceed without due public consultation.
A meeting was held with Minister of
Works, the Hon. Neko Grant on 3rd Sep-

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Letters From Page 8
tember with about 20 persons present in-
cluding the press to unveil the plans for the
new airport terminal. I was not notified of
the meeting and was not made aware nor
were others whom I would have thought
may have attended.
I will be the first to admit that I do not
possess the expertise in airport management,
engineering or its architectural design, and I
may have had little to contribute at the meet-
ing, but in essence the meeting was not called
for input but rather for the Minister to an-
nounce their preconceived plans.
I also feel it as a. slap in the face to
my constituents of Hope Town, Man-O-
War and Great Guana Cay. These islands
are the bedrock of tourism in Abaco. Over
70 percent of visitors passing through the
airport make these cays their final destina-
tion, and yet no one was present to repre-
sent these areas.
As you may have read in Mr. Ralph's
editorial in the Abaconian 15th Septem-
ber issue, the editorial noted that he (Mr.
Ralph) took snapshots of the plan and after
review shared concerns of several inade-
quacies with Michael Albury, president of
the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. I was
subsequently alerted by both Mr. Ralph
and Mr. Albury as the chairman of the
Abaco Chief Councillors Association.
As stated in the editorial, the counter
space for ticket agents would be reduced
by 33 percent, giving them less space to
work with at the new terminal building.
Additionally, with this reduction in space
for ticket agents, it does not encourage or
welcome new airlines that would facilitate
Abaco's future growth.
The Abaco Chief Councillors Associa-
tion met, reviewed the plans and were con-
cerned. Immediately, letters were drafted
and sent to the relevant departments by
both the Chamber of Commerce and the
Chief Councillors Association.
As I write this letter, I was just informed
that Minister Grant is corning to Abaco on
24th September to hear our concerns. I
feel our concerns are valid and legitimate,
and necessary alterations should be made
to the plans which would alleviate those
concerns. I want to see the commencement
of construction on the terminal building as
much as anyone else, but I also want to see
it built right. Hopefully, the Minister will

see it that way.
As you are reading this, you may be won-
dering, "Isn't he protesting a little too much?"
I would say, "Is it asking too much to
ask for a little more time to consider, to
reflect, to consult, to garner feedback and
to proceed forward with all the nuts and
bolts tightened and everything ironed out?"
I agree, we shouldn't waste time debat-
ing minor or frivolous issues with respect
to the building, but we should take time to
ensure that if the government is going to
construct a much needed terminal building
it is built adequate enough to sustain our
growth for years to come.
Why build a terminal that is not big and
spacious enough to meet our needs and in
the end it is looked at as a waste of valu-
able public funds? Not only that, let's face
facts; if we go on how governments over
the years have treated Abaco, when this
structure is built, this is what we are going
to have to live with for another 40 or 50
years. So let's get it right this time!
Even though the last sentence above is
a fact, we on Abaco should not accept this
sort of treatment. We have been held hos-
tage for far too long. Paying higher taxes
for poor infrastructure and inefficient ser-
vices. It's wrong!
We live here, not the politicians in Nas-
sau. They have to send more of our tax
dollars back to our towns and settlements,
and they have to keep us abreast on any ma-
jor development or significant plans on the
horizon for Abaco. Their decisions should
lean heavily on our direction and opinion.
Enough is enough!
Over 200 years ago our forefathers
settled here, we born here, we live here,
work here and are buried here. The Abaco
people should have a say and a stake in the
future of Abaco. FULL STOP.
Thank you for your space in this column.
Jeremy T. Sweeting

BEC is not resolving
its serious problems
Dear Editor,
When I think of intelligently run, effi-
cient, organized and well thought out busi-
nesses or companies, I don't think of BEC.
Now I know many of your readers already
think the same. However, I do think it
bears going over the reasons why again.
We continue for four months now to
have power problems. While the frequency

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has ebbed considerably, it is still a serious
issue for it still is a disruption for far too
many businesses and at this point should
be a problem of the past. BEC still is for
the most part silent about all of its short-
comings. So poor communication, though
it has been brought to management's atten-
tion, is still a very big problem.
Looking forward to the new power plant
at Wilson City is where we see the lack
of brilliance BEC has become famous for.
Here we have a plant that, as far as can be
told, is just about ready to provide some
power to the Abaco grid and cannot. Why?
Because first and foremost the power lines
on the present grid are not able to handle
the load. In fact, my understanding is that
recent testing of a small amount of power
has proven to be unsuccessful due to this
very issue (among others).
I have also been told that BEC has
known for quite some time that there is a
need for new power lines. Interestingly no
work has started on replacing these lines.
My understanding is they are still deciding
on whether they are going to use 40-foot
poles or 50-foot poles (differences in the
KVA determine the height) to run the new
lines on. By the way, construction was
started on the plant almost one year ago.
Must be really difficult to make a decision
because there is no evidence of work start-
ing, even as the plant nears completion.
Also the transformer stations stand in
the way of this progressing to completion.
I am certain that BEC must have known all
along that the transformers could only han-
dle 10.7 MW. Yet here we are one year
later and there seems to be no resolution
forthcoming on that issue either.
I understand our Prime Minister said
unless he is convinced otherwise fuel will
be delivered to the shore and piped in to
the plant. I have not personally been out to
the Wilson City area, but as far as I know,
again, no work has started yet!
I will not get into all the other minor
issues that are still "a work in progress" at
the new plant. However, one must wonder
who is responsible for all these blunders?
It becomes an even bigger head-scratcher
when you read about Eleuthera's power

problems and New Providence's intermit-
tent difficulties.
I recall the Prime Minister saying,
"Heads will roll!" for this spate of power
problems on Abaco. Maybe I am just un-
informed, but I have not heard yet of any
head(s) rolling. Yet the problems continue.
I guess we should be thankful that most
of our tourists are gone so now we have
less demand and less money in our econ-
omy! Maybe that's why our power prob-
lems have been less torturous over the last
month, or maybe it's because we have
added two (maybe three) 1.2 MW genera-
tors to the grid to help us limp along while
BEC gets our shiny new power plant ready
for service.
The sad part is that this corporation,
armed with a wealth of knowledge includ-
ing that fact we have constant black-outs
and brown-outs every summer for the
past 10 years (or more), failed to use this
knowledge to efficiently and adequately
deal with both the current problem and to
properly plan and manage the building of a
new power station. This corporation would
not exist if it were not an essential utility
and a monopoly.
Behind these issues, though, is a greater
problem, one that may take not just years
but generations to correct and that is the
stakeholders of this corporation. We have
to claim some of the responsibility in this
debacle. We Bahamians have been for far
too long complacent and apathetic at de-
manding accountability and responsibility
from our corporation. So it should be no
wonder BEC feels it is okay to deny us the
communication we need, not to mention
the efficiency of producing quality service.
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By Timothy Roberts
Michael Moss, Chairman of Bahamas
Electricity Corporation opened his speech
at the Abaco Business Outlook offering
"sincere apologies to the community for
the less than satisfactory service rendered
between mid-July to mid-August" and said
that Abaco's electricity has been stabilized
and that in the near and foreseeable future
the Wilson City plant would further allevi-
ate power problems.
He said, "Abaco's electricity demand
peaked around 20 megawatts this sum-
mer." On paper, the 30 plus megawatts
of generating capacity should have been
enough to meet the demand, but "regret-
tably," he said, thinking "especially of that
time in mid-July when the available lubri-
cating oil supply ran out, supply plummet-
ed as low as 13 MW.
"In order to create the stability in supply
that presently exists, two rental units and a
trailer unit were installed to augment elec-
tricity production from the Marsh Harbour
Power Station," Mr. Moss said.
Speaking on the subject Power Abaco's
Economy, Preserving Its Heritage, Mr.
Moss said, "Electricity is the engine that
energizes its economy." Energy consump-
tion follows economic growth and that, in

Michal Moss
spite of the significant power problems Aba-
co has endured, the energy consumption has
grown substantially. Abaco has consumed
73,912,984 kilowatt hours (kwh) of elec-
tricity, 16 percent more than last year and
is comparable to the combined consumption
of Eleuthera and Exuma. It is greater than
all Out Islands' combined consumption,
excluding Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and
Exuma. "That is a phenomenal growth rate
by anyone's standard," he said.
He said that, assuming an aggressive
growth rate of 10 percent per year for
Abaco's demands, the 48 MW Wilson
City plant would be sufficient for six to
nine years, depending on whether or not a
single engine needed to be taken out of the

equation for maintenance issues. At pres-
ent three engines at the Wilson City power
plant have been run, one generator under
full load, and the other two at near full load
with the fourth to be tested before the end
of September. The takeover of the plant
is "tentatively scheduled for mid-Novem-
ber," said Mr. Moss.
New electric lines need to be installed
to bring the supply of electricity to the
old plant for distribution across Abaco.
Though he was unsure where BEC is in
terms of a decision on the type of power
lines they will run, he was certain they
would likely utilize the same 35.6 kV lines
that were installed from Wilson City to the
Capt. Earnst Dean Highway.
The new power plant with all of its
amenities is being constructed at a cost of
close to $100 million, he said. He pointed
out that certain components of the plant,
including two one-million gallon fuel oil
storage tanks and an incinerator plant for
the disposal of used oils, will not be uti-
lized "for the foreseeable future at least,"
because of the switch to automotive diesel
oil from Bunker C or heavy fuel oil. He
said that this will leave an investment of
several million dollars "stranded" and not
recoverable by the corporation.

An additional $1 million in consultancy
fees for the vessel berthing and fuel pipe-
line will be stranded for the time being as
well. However, he noted that $11 million
was not spent to build the pipeline and
berthing, and therefore is money saved at
present. He also said that though the pipe-
line plans were shelved, it may be recon-
sidered in the future if they opted to use
bunker C instead of diesel.
Mr. Moss said that while the Prime
Minister noted during a visit last year that
if the Wilson City plant was switched to
diesel, Abaconians would have to pay the
burden of the higher fuel costs. However,
due to the difficulty of implementing that
within BEC's billing system, it will instead
be shared in the fuel surcharge across the
entire Bahamas.
Mr. Moss noted that the fuel surcharge
was money that directly paid BEC's fuel
bill and did not benefit BEC in any way;
however, the energy charge went to pay
costs for employees, maintenance and
more. With this in view, he said that the
switch to bunker C "would have benefitted
you, the BEC customer" because the fuel

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Education's goal is excellence for all

By Jennifer Hudson
Dr. Lenora J. Black, District Superin-
tendent of Education for Abaco, opened
the afternoon session of the Abaco Busi-
ness Outlook Seminar. Her talk, entitled,
My Abaco outlined the plan of excellence
she strives to attain for all of the schools
and students of Abaco. The goal is to pro-
vide for each student the opportunity to re-
ceive an education which will equip them
in all aspects, for life and work in an ever-
changing world. "The pursuit is the same
for all schools, whether it be in a school
such as Central Abaco Primary which has
over 700 students or a small school on a
cay with a class of six. There is equal-
ity across the board in this district, and
it is also maintained in the independent
schools. We have been able to success-
fully bridge the gap between the private
and public schools," she stated.
Dr. Black has laid out a minimum
standard for every grade level and stated
that the goal for Grade 12, the last grade
for high school education, is that no one
will leave without having achieved an 8th
grade reading level. At this level, she
feels, young people can function well in
the wider society. This level was ques-
tioned later, however, by an employer
who finds it to be rather low, and he was
told by Dr. Black that although this is the
minimum now, in a couple of years she
hopes to have brought the standard up to a
much higher level.
"The Abaco District intends to bring

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Each Student in Each Classroom in Each
School, and I encourage all teachers to be
lifelong learners and inspire greatness in
their students. All of our 5,000 plus stu-
dents must be future ready; prepared for
college, the global work place and future
success, and we must work on their own
strengths and unique needs. We must de-
velop the whole child not only academi-
cally but to be respectful and responsible,"
stated Dr. Black. She denounced compla-
cency as being the greatest obstacle and
one which retards innovation. She closed
her talk by describing what she sees as
My Abaco for the future. "I see it as being
wealthy and strong and where excellence
is cherished in which every person takes
personal responsibility for the success of
the neighbourhood and where hard work
is embraced as a thing of pride."
Jermaine Black, Dr. Black's son, was
invited by his mother to share the podium
for brief remarks. He is a young entre-

preneur who has taken over the helm of
Mother Merle's Restaurant, the family
business. He spoke on being Future Ready
and told the audience, "It is our respon-
sibility to
for an un-
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field abroad and how he had progressed
through his attitude of always going be-
yond the call of duty. His message was

that though competition is sky high, one
can get noticed, and he advised persons to
be creative and sensitive to other cultures.
People must be visionaries, future-orient-
ed and flexible. People must be willing
to move with the times. What may have
worked yesterday may not work today and
may be archaic tomorrow. "The future is
constantly changing and our system must
change to meet the needs of students," he
Mr. Black concluded his talk by say-
ing, "Today's global work force means
that we can no longer live by the concept
of my little neighbourhood; students must
see that the four corners of the world are
now connected. Talent is sought out all
over the world and you can get noticed in
a small community."

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~~~~ People in the News

Agriculture employee
gets training in China
By Cani a Alexander
From May 27 to June 15 Josefina Curry
was given a unique opportunity to travel to
China to participate in the Protected Ag-
riculture Training Course at the Chinese
Academy of Agricultural Science. This
academy was established in 1957 and is
China's national agricultural research orga-
nization with direct affiliation to the coun-
try's Ministry of Agriculture.
The course was funded by the Caribbean
Development Bank and offered to regional
participants from The Bahamas, Barbados
and Trinidad and Tobago. There were six
participants in total.

Each country was allowed two represen-
tatives, so she was accompanied by Mau-
rice Minnis from Long Island, who also
works at the Department of Agriculture.
"The workshop was held in Beijing at
the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sci-
ences. It consisted of classroom lectures on
the scientific and technological aspects of
protected agriculture, laboratory sessions
and field visits," she explained. "We also
attended the Sino China Japan Korea
protected cultivation symposium where the
three countries presented papers on pro-
tected agriculture in horticultural vegetable
production in their respective countries."
Ms. Curry and her colleagues visited
agricultural sites in several of the Chi-
nese provinces including Shanghai, Sanya,

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Josefina Curry, back left, with the Abaco office of the Department ofAgriculture, is shown
with fellow students from several countries iiti, studying agricultural methods in China.
She found the experience including classroom instruction and field visits very informative.

Guangzhou and Haikou on Hainan Island.
She said Hainan Island is subtropical like
The Bahamas.
Other visits led the group to a number of
Chinese cultural and historical sites as well
as China's most famous and ornamental
parks. They toured the Great Wall of Chi-
na, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven,
The Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs and
the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium.
During their visit to Shanghai, they
went to the Shanghai World Expo 2010
which was held under the theme Better
City, Better Life.
Fortunately, Ms. Curry began to grasp
a few words while there, so she was able
to communicate when purchasing items or
ordering food. She was grateful for be-
ing given the opportunity to be included
in what was truly an unforgettable expe-
rience. "It was a great experience; I en-
joyed being able to see the difference in
culture," Curry said. "The food was com-
pletely different and learning to eat with
chopsticks was fun. Seeing agriculture on
a vast scale and very advanced level was
exciting. While in China, I learned to ap-
preciate the little things in life that we take
for granted."
16-year-old girl earns four-
year scholarship to COB
By Canishka Alexander
After graduating from Abaco Central
High on June 11, 16-year-old Eulareese
Greene began assisting her mother at her
business before heading to the College of
The Bahamas. "I assisted my mother at her
business, Early Bird Caf6, to make work
easy and take some of the stress off of her
hands," she reflected.

Now she is
t ls attending COB
S after receiv-
ing a four-year
She obtained
the scholarship
through the
Eulareese Greene National Bur-
saries Award.
To earn the award, Eulareese had to have
at least five BGCSE's including Math-
ematics and English Language.
"And that is what I did," she stated.
"My results looked something like this:
three As, one B, and three Cs. Before it
was official for me to be rewarded the
National Bursaries Award, I completed
a form and turn it in to the Ministry of
Education. After I got my BGCSE results
back, I had to fax it to the Ministry of Edu-
cation in Nassau as proof that I did meet
the requirements of the scholarship."
She thanked Dr. Lenora Black, Dis-
trict Superintendent, who was the one to
guide her, and her mother through the en-
tire process of receiving the scholarship.
"The scholarship was finalized when I re-
ceived a letter stating that I had received
the National Bursaries Award along with
the requirements that I have to meet in or-
der to maintain the scholarship," Eulareese
explained. "Change has to begin from
somewhere, and it is beginning with me. I
am the first person in my family to attend
college, and I am extremely, undoubtedly,
proud of myself."
She plans to pursue a bachelor's degree

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People From Page 12
in banking and finance.. "Not many peo-
ple are able to save and budget money that
they earn. However, I wish to change all
of that, so that we can all be caught up in
a financial breakthrough chain," she said.
So far, Eulareese describes college life
as fascinating although she realizes that she
has to work harder to maintain her grades.
She intends to return to Abaco at the end
of her studies and is hopeful that she will
make a difference in society.
Baker's Bay awards
its employees
By Athena Russell
Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club be-
lieves in fostering the growth and develop-
ment of its employees and recognizes those
who go beyond the call of duty and deliv-
ered exemplary service to our members,
guests and the entire team. These men have
exhibited strong leadership skills, disci-
pline in their work ethics and always show
a positive attitude towards their team.
Charles en-
joys the out-
doors and
water and
works in
the Outdoor
Pursuits De-
partment. He
was awarded
the title of Andrew Charles
Employee of the Month for May.
Roosevelt "Bolo" Albury works in the
capacity of a bartender and server in our

Food and

and was
awarded the
title of Em-
ployee of
the Month
for June.
Alain Pe-
i Pe Roosevelt "Bolo" Albury
assists his team in creating the number one
golf course in the world as part of the Golf
Maintenance Department. He was awarded
the title of
Employee of
the Month for
The man-
agement and
staff of Bak-
er's Bay Golf
and Ocean
Club congrat- Alain Petit-Compere
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Outlook From Page 5

in total visitors in Caribbean and has the
third highest GDP per capital in the West-
ern Hemisphere; however, New Providence
only accounts for two percent of the total
land mass in The Bahamas. This has lead to
the Tourism's decision to identify the Out
Islands as their own individual destinations.
Because of our proximity to North
America, our beaches and waters, our di-
verse islands, ease of booking and our peo-
ple, Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace said, "Why
anyone would fly beyond us is beyond us."

By Timothy Roberts
Speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook
on September 22, Algernon Cargill, Direc-
tor of the National Insurance Board, high-
lighted a number of amendments made this
year, including the National Prescription
Drug Plan which was launched on Septem-
ber 20.
Mr. Cargill said the Drug Plan will ben-
efit about 30,000-35,000 persons in phase
one of the program, while in phase two
they will seek to cover all Bahamians in the
plan. He noted that one in three Bahamians
is affected by a chronic illness and the sub-
sequent prescriptions are a heavy burden
on those affected.
He said that last year National Insurance
introduced "interim phase" unemployment
benefits, and in June the benefits became a
"permanent fixture." By June benefits had
been paid to 17,456 Bahamians totaling
about $20 million. The permanent unem-
ployment benefit has stricter qualifications
than the interim benefits.
Mr. Cargill spoke about the increase to
pensions beginning January 2011, which
will be adjusted every other July by the Re-

tail Index of The Bahamas. The wage ceil-
ing will be increased from $400 to $500 in
2011 and to $600 in 2012 with subsequent
increases coming every two years thereaf-
ter. Mr. Cargill said the increase would af-
fect about 40 percent of workers.
Starting in January 2011, Mr. Cargill
noted that civil servants will receive the
same benefits and have the same wage
ceiling as all other National Insurance con-
tributors and be entitled to a higher pension
upon retirement than previously.
"Although The Bahamas has been in an
economic recession, National Insurance
has been able to increase contributions to
a record $160 million," he said. Abaco's
contribution in 2009 was a little over $5
million, of which $4.1 million was col-
lected at the Marsh Harbour office. Mr.
Cargill said that Abaco is "performing five
percent ahead of projections."
While Abaco and The Bahamas are do-
ing well in the area of compliance, "we can
do better." During his speech he outlined
measures the Board has taken to ensure
compliance, and he feels that the Board is
already seeing results.

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October 1st, 2010

National Insurance Prescription

Drug plan is launched

The government has officially launched
the National Prescription Drug Plan. Min-
ister of Health, the Hon. Hubert Minnis,
described the initiative as a "partnership"
between the private and public sector.
"Rather than waiting in line at the Princess
Margaret Hospital or some of the public
clinics, patients can visit the private par-
ticipating pharmacies near to them and re-
ceive medication," he said.
The launch marked the first of phase of
a programme that 10,000 Bahamians have
already registered for. The Plan will posi-
tively impact the health of approximately
35,000 in the first phase and eventually
some 100,000 persons throughout The Ba-
hamas are expected to benefit.
Min. Minnis said although the country
is experiencing a recession, the govern-
ment has budgeted approximately $220
million annually for health care.

This initial plan covers drugs for diseas-
es such as arthritis, asthma, breast cancer,
diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol,
glaucoma, ischaemic heart disease, major
depression, prostate cancer and psychosis.
Card holders can now use their ACE Rx
cards at participating pharmacies to receive
free-of-charge more than 160 prescription
drugs and medical supplies prescribed by
To qualify for the drug plan a person
must be in one of these categories:
* be receiving a National Insurance pension
* be receiving a National Insurance pay-
ment for invalids
* be a Bahamian citizen over 65 years who is
not eligible for a National Insurance pension
* all children under 18 years or under 25
years if full time students.
Cards are issued by the National Insur-
ance offices.

Coucillors From Page 7

White Sound along with the government
land where the garbage containers are
loaded onto the barge headed for Marsh
Harbour and the Snake Cay landfill.
After lunch at the Hope Town Harbour
Lodge, Mr. Malone took everyone to Man-
O-War for another tour with stops at the
cemetery, the dump site and small projects
initiated by the Council.
Ex-councillor Joe Albury was on the
waterfront and took the group through his
work shop.
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is significantly cheaper but would have
placed a larger burden on BEC because
maintenance of the equipment for burning
bunker C would have been higher.
He commented that wherever you try
to place a power plant, you will run into
NIMBY's, people who say Not In My
Back Yard, so BEC tried "to site it where
it will have the least impact on the ecology
and the most impact on the economy."
Mr. Moss said that BEC took great care
in minimizing the impact to the Wilson
City area knowing that it is an ecologically
sensitive area. He noted, "A study was
carried out by Antiquities, Monuments and
Museums Ltd to identify the potential
for negative impact on artifacts and other
similar issues." He continued, "No areas
of concern were identified."

Construction of the plant has been under-
taken in "an environmentally safe manner
so as to safeguard the noted ecosystems."
He added that air monitoring stations have
been installed at four sites to ensure there
is no environmental impact. An incinerator
installed at the plant will be used to dispose
of used oils.
Wilson City will be the first Family Is-
land power station to have an employee
specifically charged with monitoring and
managing environmental issues. BEC is
presently advertising for an individual to
assume that position.
He said, "I do not intend to blame the
Wilson City injunction and subsequent
court challenge for the problem. In fact,
the only thing I intend to say from a his-
torical perspective is that adjudication of
that matter before the court has come to an
end, at least for the time being. A decision
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Hope Town
Sand Sculpting
By Jennifer Hudson
A large crowd of onlookers gathered at
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge's beach
and pool deck on September 11 to enjoy
the Lodge's second annual Sand Sculpting
Competition. The competition began at 11
a.m. and judging took place at 3:30 p.m. It
was a very hot and tiring day for competi-
tors and some were glad to finish a little
early and relax their weary muscles before
the judging but a few grasped every minute
they could to add finishing touches before
the arrival of the judges. No matter how
hot, tired or achy they were, everyone said
how much they had enjoyed the day, what
fun it had been and that they are already

looking forward to next year's competi-
There was no entry fee and no age re-
strictions; everyone could participate but
only children could win. The only stipu-
lation regarding the sculptures was that
they must be created solely from whatever
could be found on the beach. The creativity
of the contestants was amazing. Sculptures
included spiny lobsters, mermaids, butter-
fly, shark, octopus, turtle, earth, sun and
moon and a bicyclist pulling a skateboard-
er. The environmental themes of the ma-
jority of entries were very appropriate to
the beautiful setting and the bicyclist was
inspired by the fact that Cycles Unlimited
was joint sponsor of the event.
The use made of the materials found on
the beach was very imaginative. In addition
to seaweed which made excellent hair and
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bicycle chain and use was made
of bottle caps, flip flops, boards
and other flotsam and jetsam.
Perhaps the most realistic use of
material was dried palm fronds
which were stripped to leave
spiky edges and when bent
they made ingenious legs for
the spiny lobster which was the
winning entry.
The judges declared that the Mother,
entries were all wonderful and Harmon
that they had a very difficult gan on i
time selecting the winners. Each entry was
judged on originality, accuracy, execution,
presentation and completion. They had
such a difficult time deciding that finally
ties were awarded for each place.
Winners were:
1st place: Crawfish and Lunch at the
Lodge (Shark eating a man)
2nd place: Undersea and Mermaid
3rd place: Bicycle and Skateboarder.
Creators of the Crawfish were Jamie
Williams, daughter Sam and Chloe Sweet-
ing. This was their second time entering
having won first place last year for their
sculpture of the lighthouse. Creators of the
other winning entry, Lunch at the Lodge,
were Christine and James Albury and kids.
All winners were awarded Cycles Unlimit-
ed gift certificates, courtesy of Cycles Un-
limited and Hope Town Harbour Lodge.
Representatives of Cycles Unlimited were
on hand and distributed water bottles, T
shirts and bags.
The popularity of this Sand Sculpting
Contest is growing and this year con-
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quality was as good or even better," stated
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not only from Elbow Cay, Marsh Harbour
and the surrounding cays but from as far
as Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay.
The Lodge was bustling as people enjoyed
lunch and cool beverages while watching
the progress of the sculptures. Everyone
certainly seemed to be having a great time
and Brown Tip with his Rake and Scrape
band added to the party atmosphere.
"It was a great day for the Lodge and we
look forward to next year," said General
Manager Tom Hazel.
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October 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 17

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Cays From Page 16 Hope Town School's jected the revised plan for the Elbow Cay Council members.
Club property at an extraordinary Council He asked what would come of the la-
Day of Literacy. The school practices P elTA ects officers meeting August 12. bourers now living in the rooms of the
"Stop, Drop and Read" when a parent, At the school's first PTA meeting of the This followed a visit and inspection of closed resort if the development moves for-
second homeowner, visitor or relative ap- year the new slate of officers was elected the property by the Hon. Dr. Earl De- ward. Council members felt that it would
peared at school that day usually armed to serve in the many capacities of PTA. veaux, Minister of the Environment, at the be up to the seller and purchaser to resolve
with a favorite book to read to a particular Parents are to be commended for their request of the Council. this issue. It is believed that the tenants are
class or several classes. The children en- dedication to serve in the PTA as it is well Contrary to the Council members' ex- of Haitian origin and are paying rent to the
joyed a full day of readers. They ranged documented that parents who take part in pectations, the Minister did not make any property owner.
from mothers, fathers, grandmothe grandmothers, their child's education have children who definitive statements for or against the While on Elbow Cay, Dr. Deveaux vis-
second homeowners to our very own po- achieve more highly. Congratulations to project although his attitude appeared to ited the nearby public dump and was im-
liceman, Sgt. Corey Scott. This day is set all! be one of moderation. He did not feel that pressed with the organization and overall
worldwide to promote the skill of reading HT District Council constructing a marina would set a prec-
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Meeting of August 12 ern shore of Elbow Cay which concerned
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Cays From Page 17
cleanliness of the site. He was impressed
with a huge mulching machine converting
yard waste, trees and branches into mulch.
This material is expected to be used on
the island. Mulching this yard waste will
greatly reduce the amount of trash put into
containers and barged to Marsh Harbour.

He concluded his visit with a private
meeting with Council members, then ex-
cused himself, allowing the members to
debate and vote on the Elbow Cay Club
proposal. They rejected the proposal stat-
ing that Elbow Cay could not support fur-
ther development at this time.
Accompanying Dr. Deveaux were staff
members Lorraine Cox, an environmen-

Hope Town's resolution against further growth
The 2008-2011 Hope Town District Council at the 25th session begun and held in
the township of Hope Town in the District of Hope Town on Thursday, the 12th day
of August, 2010
A Resolution
Resolved, that given the quaint nature of the District of Hope Town and the resolve
of our body to only accept development to fit the character of the same, let it therefore
be known;
On this Thursday morning, the 12th day of August in the year of our Lord, 2010
the Hope Town District Council vehemently opposes the Elbow Cay Club proposal
as presented:
Given the infringement in our view of the marina onto waters that are often tread
by the boating public and its negative impact on both the neighouring community of
Fry's Mangrove and marine life in the area, and given the enormous high density of
the said project, and given the already stressed infrastructure of Elbow Cay, which
cannot handle further development at this time; let it be known that as a Council and
on behalf of the good people of Elbow Cay and the communities of the Hope Town
district at large, we stand opposed to this development and reject the plan as presented
and ask that the National Economic Council take strongly into account these views
and uphold them as a clear directive of the people and local government authority of
the Hope Town district.
Harold Malone
Carrier of Resolution
Walter P. Sweeting
Seconder of Resolution

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tal engineer who also serves on the BEST
Commission, and Permanent Secretary
Ronald Thompson.
Meeting of August 24
By Timothy Roberts
The Hope Town District Council ob-
served a moment of silence before the start
of the meeting in honor of Samuel Albury,
who passed away the previous week.
The members approved the creation of
a board to create a zoning and ordinances
white paper for Elbow Cay during their
meeting held on August 24. Chief Council-
lor Jeremy Sweeting relinquished the chair
to Councillor Harold Malone in order to
make the presentation and proposed that
a committee made up of five people from
the community be formed to move forward
with creating a zoning and ordinance plan
for Elbow Cay.
Mr. Sweeting said that several years
ago a zoning and ordinances white paper
was brought to the entire Hope Town Dis-
trict for a vote; however, it was rejected at
the polls. He said that the rejection came
mostly from the electorate of Guana Cay
and Man-O-war. Hope Town was largely
in favor of it.
For this reason, he motioned for the cre-
ation of a board to review and establish a
white paper with community involvement
and bring it the residents of Elbow Cay for
a vote by January 2011.
Chris Thompson attended the meeting
and sought approval-in-principal for a cli-
ent who wants to purchase a residence near
Tahiti Beach to do maintenance dredging
at the dock adjoining the property. As

the area had been previously dredged and
nearby dock areas were similarly dredged,
Council gave approval-in-principal.
Mr. Thompson also sought approval-in-
principal to build about seven rental cot-
tages on a property which he owns on Gua-
na Cay in the area of Dolphin Beach along
with a pool for vacation rentals. Council
felt the concept was agreeable and gave
approval-in-principal for Mr. Thompson
to further develop his plans.
Mr. Thompson expressed some displea-
sure with the dock being built by Glen Sur-
bey as he has not abided by the legal set-
back of 15 feet from the edge of property
boundaries, and he bulldozed a number of
native trees on the edge of Mr. Thomp-
son's property (he has since replaced
some). Mr. Thompson wants Mr. Surbey
to abide by the plans that were approved
by the Council.
Council will request Leeland Russell
from the Port Authority to inspect and en-
force that the legal setbacks are adhered to.
Councillor Harold Malone expressed
concern about the Hope Town Marina
and Inn, saying that many Hope Town
residents are disgruntled and believe that
they are getting away with many discrep-
ancies in regards to dredging and land fill-
ing. Council discussed further the need to
have Mr. Russell from the Port Authority
do some inspections to ensure the proper
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large 183-slip canal while adding 28 more ment (formerly Ekali) requesting a license every cay due to the limited number of Self
ays From Page 9 boat slips to the existing marina, for a restaurant and bar license as well as a Drive plates and with the consideration that
Meeting of September 16 The plan showed allotments for 53 cot- liquor license and music and dance license, previous applications may have been de-
By Timothy Roberts tage lots with each having its own boat The Council moved to approve the three nied due to lack of available plates.
The Hope Town District Council held slip. A 100-room hotel is being planned licenses, pending all inspections. Another letter from the Office of the
on the north side of the development, giv- The Council heard from the owners of Prime Minister was read requesting the
its monthly meeting on September 16.
its monthly meeting on September 16. ing guests spectacular views of the beach Sugar Shack concerning the relocation of Council's recommendation on the request
inc P me in ter the and Atlantic Ocean. The plan will include that business to Hope Town near the Upper of SUNCO Builders to apply for mining
rice of the Prime Minister requesting the
eo a f ni reing tennis courts and a recreational building as Dock. The building will house a takeout sand just north of Man-O-War (and also in
recommendation of the Council regarding well as a church. deli and ice cream shop, a souvenir shop the Green Turtle Cay area). Chief Council-
the extensive development of Orchid Bay After reviewing the information and and art gallery. The main concerns ex- lor Jeremy Sweeting was opposed to allow-
on Great Guana Cay was read along with
on Great Guana Cay was read along with seeing no objections to the project, the pressed by the Council were the size of the ing sand mining; however, other Council
letters from Orchid Bay and Troy Albury, Council moved to recommend the develop- septic tank which will be dealt with by the members want more detail concerning the
a resident of the cay.
a resident of the cay. ment in principal. Department of Health inspection, as well location of proposed mining before making
Mr. Albury, who appeared to write on
f a numrh f Gana The Council reviewed plans for a recep- as parking, which Council felt could work. a recommendation to central government.
behalf of a number of Guana Cay resi-
e aeres tion building, pool, bar and eight villas Council agreed to approve it pending the The Council received a letter from the
dents, stated that he favored the project as for Hope Town Inn and Marina. Several Department of Health inspection results. Ministry of Local Government confirm-
long as the developers took into account a
long as the developers took into account a Council members had gone to the site for Donna Sands submitted an application ing that Lynyard Cay is a part of the Hope
number of suggestions and considerations. an inspection during the week and found requesting 20 additional Self Drive plates Town District Council requiring that any
He said that there needs to be an adequate
He said that there needs to be an adequate no major issues with the work being car- for her Donna Sands Golf Carts rental business in the future will need to be ap-
flushing channel for the canal. He request- e g
Sin the future assisting th tried out. The Council approved the plans business on Guana Cay. The Council chose proved through the Council.
ed they consider t ati worth an estimated $1.9 million, to defer and will ensure that it be posted on
community with a trash transfer station. a l w
He wanted assurance that residents would An additional temporary bulkhead was
have a public beach access and that Baha- applied for by ope Town In and Ma- Bu
hae lab oubl beahaucessedawhereverpos- rina, which is proposed to be located at the
siane. He requested thatbe used where be a sewage northern end of the property so that a barge
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The letter from Orchid Bays barge would create a problem for Cat's
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addressed the suggestions made by Mr. access to the company's dock. The Coun- Lou Lihou Anne ay
Albury, and it outlined a little more about access to the company's dock. The Coun-
Albury, and it outlined a little more about Malcolm Rae William Johnson
their proposed project. It was noted that an cll deferred the cation as the members Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Body
Environmental Impact Assessment by Is- wil seek feedback from neighbors of the Photography by Tuppy
lands by Design concluded that there was property.LocalArffs
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It is regrettable that the name of a sister-
in-law, Candace Key, was omitted in the
list of family members of Sammy Albury.
Nurse Bernie Smith lived on Green
Turtle Cay and Treasure Cay for 20 years.
Her hus-
band, Fr.
Don Smith,
was Angli-
can priest
who was in
charge of the
eight Angli-
can churches
on Abaco
or ASea o Nurse Bernie Smith
for several
years while Nurse Smith kept the Dundas
Town government clinic open for more
than ten years, held a clinic at the Anglican
church in Treasure Cay and another one
at the Sawyer Farm. She later worked at
the government clinic in Marsh Harbour.
The Smiths moved back to Florida in 1995
where Nurse Smith battled cancer for
15-years. She passed away this past sum-
mer after a marriage of 62 years.
The Smiths had four children: Bonnie
Doell of Sarasota, Florida; Michael Smith
of New York, Karen McIntosh of Green
Turtle Cay and Patricia Burns of New
York; 11 grandchildren and seven great-
Norwood Alexander McDermott, 80,
affectionately called "Mackey," of Mount
Hope died at his residence on September 5.
His funeral service was held on September
18 at New Hope Baptist Church in Mount
Hope. Rev. John McIntosh officiated as-
sisted by other ministers. Interment was in
the Public Cemetery in Fox Town.
He is survived by his wife Enid Mc-
Dermott; sons Gary McDermott, Leslie

Parker, Jo-
seph and
Jr.; daugh-
ters Norline
and Shada
sister Nor-
ma McDer-
mott; grand- Norwood McDermott
Merrick, Kareem, Leslie Jr., Janardo,
Leshonda, Celeste and Aleah Parker, Jo-
ethano and Joseph McDermott, Malcolm,
Berthong and Quinesha McDermott; great-
grandchild Merrinique Parker; nieces and
nephews Claudette, Paulie, Betty and Ju-
nior McGeechy and Joan Ephriam; daugh-
ters-in-law Sophia Parker, Tanya and
Nadia McDermott; grand-daughter-in-law
Nakita Parker; nephew-in-law Leon Pin-
der; god-child Audea Russell; and many
other relatives and friends.
Genneth Parnell Pratt Darville, 76, af-
fectionately called "Pallie" of Marsh Har-
bour died
3rd at her
Her funeral
service was
held on Sep-
tember 11 at
St. Francis
De Sales Genneth Parnell Darville
Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Father Ro-
geliop Madrazo officiated. Interment was in
the public cemetery in Marsh Harbour.
She was predeceased by her husband
Hosea Darville; son Anthony; and son-in-

law Edward Sawyer. She is survived by
her sons Kirk, Matthew, Raymond, Da-
vid, Robert and Aaron; daughters Shir-
ley, Linda, Barbara and Joy; adopted
children Berneth Cartwright and George
Darville; sisters Suzanne Martinborough
and Joann Allen; brothers Ervin Pratt and
James Pratt; grandchildren Matthew Jr.,
Andrea, Cassandra, Tina, Eric, Jessica,
Jordana, Nakita, Patrick, Calvin, O'Brian,
Christian, Hosea, Jeremy, Linda Lee,
Charles, Beth, Roberto, Robin, Shawna,
Angelique, Renea, Ryan and Jarrod; great-
grandchildren; nieces Margaret Knowles,
Kendra and Maria Rolle, Pamela Smith,
Grace Beneby, Emily Martinborough,
Maria Darville, Shirley Gomez, Eug-
enie Cartwright, Ola Turnquest, Carmeta
Treco, Toynette Major, Julie Bullard,
Rev. Paula Cartwright, Dolly Ferguson,
Jenny Colo, Jackie Cooper, Franclynn and
Joanna Martinborough, Margaret Major,
Alberta, Felicity Walker, Natasha Carla
Pratt, Erica Kemp, Nicole and Paulette
Pratt, Margaret Swann and Jannet Hunt;
nephews Bernard, Cornelius, Tony and
Nedley Martinborough, Rudolph, Leo,
Ken and Edward Pratt, Peter, Keith and
Ricardo Pratt, George Knowles, Nathaniel
and Michael Rolle, Jonathan Pratt, Ber-
nard Shepherd, Patrick Hanna, Simeon
and Matteus Cartwright, Elgin and El-
canna Major; daughters-in-law Julie, Kirk
Darville, Bethsheba, Edith and Denise
Deborah; sons-in-law Harvey Albury and
Elvis Russell; sister-in-law Esther Curry
Darville; and many other relatives and

The funeral service for Orlean Petral
Cleo Sands-Sainvil,55, of Cooper's Town
was held on September 11 at Faith Walk
Church of
God in Coo-
per's Town.
Bishop Ar-
chilaus W.
Cooper offi-
ciated assist-
ed by Pas-
tor Herbert
adg Pastor Orlean Sands-Sainvil
and Pastor
A.B. Lewis. Interment was in the South
Side Cemetery in Cooper's Town.
She is survived by her husband Camo-
lis "Danny" Sainvil; son Petral Rolle;
daughter Crystal Bostwick; grandchildren
Aquila and Tapetra Rolle and Dahaphaney
Maxine; parents Eric and Vivian Cooper;
sisters Genevieve and Jewel McIntosh and
Jacquelyn Johnson; brothers Eric, Fla-
wood, Jason, Dremeco and Felix Cooper;
daughter-in-law Tamica Rolle; sisters-in-
law Patrice, Michelle and Alicia Cooper;
brothers-in-law Fletcher and Fariel McIn-
tosh, Wendall Johnson; niece and neph-
ews Phillippa, Pherol, Dahlia and Keturah
McIntosh, Jackiel Cartwright, Kayvaughn,
Topaz, Jeremy, Jehu, Feiro, Lashontae,
Felicity, Keyanna and Leroy Cooper, Ant-
wanya McDonald; grand nieces and neph-
ews Ashanti McIntosh, Jazaria and Jaylen
Cartwright; uncles John Grant, Oswald and

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Beach as well as local West Palm Beach businesses to drop off their cargo at a location
that is conveniently located near downtown and the airport. There is no change to your
rate level when utilizing this service. Customers can deliver their cargo Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Commercial cargo is required to be pre-hooked prior to
delivery. Cargo and docmooeattien cut-offs are Thursday at 2:00 p.a

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Guana Freight Services
Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay
Monday thru Friday Charters & Water available on request
Phone or Fax guanafreight@hotmail.com
Rich or Melena at
Great Guana Cay

Hawbo"us &Lge

bahamian cuisine
on Hope Town's waterfront

Bar Opens Daily 10 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays

Happy Hour 5 6 p.m.

Lunch (& Dinner Daily
Lunch 11:30 am -3pm Dinner 6-9 pm
ICE Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m -f1/
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October 1 st, 2010

The Abaconian Section A Page 21

9loAQ OhfituukieA 4f

3amiln4 and 3'Aendd

A clean up drive for all

of Abaco is scheduled

Obituaries From Page 20
Manford Brown; godparent Orlean Rolle;
godchildren Calea Symonette, Dashinque
Gardiner, Cyntshe McDonald, George
Russell and Shavantie Simms; cousins; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral services for Susan Bea-
trice Russell, 80, of Hope Town was held
on September 18 at St. James Methodist
Church in Hope Town. Vernon Malone
officiated as-
sisted by
Rev. Marie
Neilly and
Pastor Sav-
age. Inter-
ment fol-
lowed in
the Upper
Cemetery in
Hope Town. Susan Beatrice Russell
She was predeceased by her husband
Sherlock Russell; daughter Joan; son Dun-
can and great-grandson Bennett. She is
survived by her daughters Olga, Linda,
Karen and Ruth; sons Peter and Glen;
granddaughters Nancy, Yvette, Sharmon,
Maryann and Carmella; grandsons Justin,
Andrew, William and Dean; great-grand-
daughters Angelia. Kaylyn, Paige, Aisha,
Dana, Justine, Zoie, Sydney, Kaley, Ella
and Jianne; great-grandsons Eric, Ste-
phen, Christopher, Tristan, Drew, Trac-
ey and Kyle; great-great-granddaughter
Kristaney; daughters-in-law Helen and
Danielle; sons-in-law Willie and Howard;
granddaughters-in-law Erika, Ales and
Simone; grandsons-in-law Kevin, Mark,

Randolph and Ricky; brother-in-law Earl;
special cousins Annis; and many other rel-
atives and friends.
The funeral service for Michael "Blood"
Swain, 49, of Murphy Town was held on
September 25 at Zion Baptist Cathedral
in Murphy
Town. Pas-
tor Christo-
pher Dean
assisted by
Rev. Denzal
Swain and
other min-
isters. In-
SMichael "Blood" Swain
followed in the Murphy Town Public Cem-
He is survived his brother George
Swain; uncle Ernal Swain; aunt Ena Swain;
nephews Rev. Denzal Swain and Maxwell
Quant; nieces Sybil McPhee, Veronica
Quant, Daphne John-Baptiste and Yvette
Swain; grandnephews Johnathan Fergu-
son, Jamar Munroe, Denzal Swain Jr., and
Dajhon Wildgoose; grandnieces Yamease
Swain, Yana Swain and Paige Munroe;
cousins Bateman and Cynthia Bain; and
many other friends and relatives.

You Can Make

a Difference!

Pick up litter

when you see it.

By Cleola A. Pinder
Abaco and the surrounding cays are
about to have a facelift due to the efforts of
a local Bahamian Company. H.W. Heavy
Equipment Company Ltd., in conjunction
with the local government council districts,
will be providing a community service and
is embarking on a cleanup campaign for
Abaco from October 1, 2010 to December
1, 2010.
H.W. stands for Helping the Wounded
and the company is fulfilling its social re-
sponsibility by contributing to the welfare
of the community in which it operates by
providing jobs and offering a community
service free of charge.
A local pastor in his sermon on Sunday
said, "There are two things people should
see in their country; opportunity and com-
munity. Too often persons embrace the
economic opportunities of the country they
live in and fail to look at the community."
H.W. Heavy Equipment Company Ltd.
would like to give back to the community

and has adopted the Ministry of Health's
slogan, "Let us keep The Bahamas Green,
Clean and Pristine."
It has invited a Canadian salvage com-
pany, Bruce Young Salvage Inc., to collect
all of the trash from our island including
derelict vehicles, washers, dryers, stoves,
refrigerators, freezers, boat engines, bat-
teries, propane tanks, kitchen sinks, etc.
A local businessman said it is a shame
that we are not recycling more items such
as plastic bottles. They are not biodegrad-
able, and it takes almost 50 years to dis-
We indeed need to be more conscious
of our surroundings and engage in activi-
ties that will preserve our environment for
future generations.
If you have any metal items that you
would like to have collected, you can con-
tact 367-5198 or 225-4575. An announce-
ment will be made when the campaign
begins, and the date will be announced
within each township including the cays.

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October 1st, 2010

Chief Councillors are upset with terminal plans

Abaco's Chief Councillors met on Sep-
tember 7 and were given a presentation on
the new airport terminal by the President
of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, Mi-
chael Albury. The building appeared to
provide generously for the employees and
staff who work there but seemed to be short
in the areas used by the traveling public.
Michael noted that it is the public that
pays for the building including the space
used by the staff and employees.
Only one Chief Councillor had attended

the presentation so this was the first intro-
duction to the others of the building plan.
They were concerned that local persons in
the industry who deal with our visitors di-
rectly were not consulted or invited to the
original presentation.
The plans had been quickly reviewed
on September 3 by members of the Abaco
Chamber of Commerce who had attended
the original presentation. Perceived defi-
ciencies were summarized and communi-
cated to the Minister of Works in the hope

of possible revisions.
A primary concern was that the new
building had less check-in counters than
the present terminal which everyone agrees
is too congested.
The Chief Councillors were sufficiently
concerned with getting the building config-
ured correctly that they agreed to write the
Minister asking that the building layout be
revisited. Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Coun-
cillor for Hope Town, was upset that he
had not been invited to the original presen-
tation since a high percentage of visitors
end up in his district.
Other items on their quarterly agenda
related to procuring and installing highway
signs. Advice will be requested from John
Schaeffer, the island's engineer for the Min-
istry of Works, concerning legal require-
ments or specifications for highway signs.
When specifications are known, costs

will be investigated. This local govern-
ment association has no budget but must
rely on contributions from the seven island
councils for projects requiring funds. With
three districts on the mainland and four be-
ing on offshore cays, the archipelagic na-
ture of Abaco gives our local government
councils varying degrees of willingness to
contribute to some of the projects envi-
sioned by the association.
An Abaco website was discussed for the
association with the intent that the seven lo-
cal government districts would have pages
to showcase local issues and accomplish-
ments. Further work is required for this.
Mr. Sweeting announced that his district
has recently established a web presence
and is working to expand its content.
This association meets quarterly and fo-
cuses on issues common to the entire island
of Abaco.

In their meeting on September 7 the Chief Councillors discussed plans for the new air-
port terminal for Marsh Harbour. The President of the Abaco Cim,,,ilh, of Commerce,
Michael Albury, went over some the deficiencies that Clibali members had seen. The
councillors were upset and wrote a letter to the minister stating their dissatisfaction.


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Delivery from Crown Haven to Sandy Point

create I 0RS A L"E
Visit our modern facility on the
Abaco's cornerstone Murphy Town Water Front beside
to construction Parker's Landing
CALL IS TODAY :011R QUOTES I PH 367-2891 367-2892

Advanced Medical Clinic
P.O. Box AB-20180, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
A General Practioner is on st;
Dr. George Charite Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Dr. Timothy Williams Every other Sat.
Dr. David Allen Psychiatrist
Ocotberil, 2010
Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist/
Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children)
October 2, 2010
Dr. Ohueyi Dermatologist/Internist
October 2, 2010
Dr. Ronald Knowles Obstetrician /
October 2, 2010
Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne -
October 2, 2010
Dr. Francois General Physician
October 3, 2010
Dr. Lassen General surgeon
October 9, 2010
Dr. Bodie Gynecologistar
October 9, 2010
Ms. Sandra Watson Ultrasound
Technician, Echocardiogram
October 9, 2010
Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist
October 13, 2010

Mammograms Offered

Extended Care (After Hours)
Call 577-0113

For Appointments Call 367-0020

aff Monday through Saturday
Dr. Akazie Mon & Fri
Dr. Camille Farquharson Wed
Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Ophthamologist
October 14, 2010
Dr. Winston Campbell, Ears, Nose &
Throat Specialist, Sleep Apnea
October 14, 2010
Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician I
October 16, 2010
Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician,
Asthma and Allergy Testing
October 16, 2010
Dr. Keith Lewis Chiropractor
October 19-25, 2010
Krystal Allen Esthetician
Ocotber 22-23, 2010
Dr. Elaine Lundy General Practioner
October 25, 2010
Dr. Patrick Cargill Cardiologist
October 28, 2010

Call for appointments
with these doctors
Dr. Neely Physiotherapist
Dr. Lockhart Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Duranda Sah Opthalmologist
Dr Ingraham Dermatologist

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Green Turtle Cay

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Island Properties +
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Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
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Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
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Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages 4
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
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Sea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048
Schooner's Landing 5 condos 365-6072
Marsh Harbour area

366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
-752-0166 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 HG Christie

Moore's Is Bonefish Camp

II hse 365-5178
4 rm l0 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106

4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

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3 rms
6 rms
8 rms
9 rms
6 rms
16 hse
8 rms
6 cott
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Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
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October 1, 2010

The Abaconian

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

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

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

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Locair- Fort Lauderdale 1-800-205-0730
Regional- Freeport 367-0446
Sky Bahamas- Nassau 367-0996
Southern Air- Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Western Air Nassau 367-3722
Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas &
Abaco Air 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.........................367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour...................................... 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour................................ 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town......................................................... 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay ............................................ 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-4411
Dive Guana.............................. 365-5178
Man-O-War Dive Shop ............................... ............... 365-6013

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

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $85
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $80

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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

Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation

i .'t" Compliments of The Abaconian


Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 -VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-0-War from Crossing
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 7:15am 10:30 2:30 pm 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 3:15 5 on
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn Sundays
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 or
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 holidays
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free (Phone after hours 359-6861)
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute nde
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 tnp $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VUHF 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 & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour
Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Call for car & truck rate
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus for group tours Call 367-2165
Brn0ros eiin

Bring errors & revisions
to our attention
Revised 1 Oct 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian 4g,
Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars &
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals .......................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................ 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................... 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals ..................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ................................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) ..... 367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .................. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ....................... 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ................... 367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ..................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental .......................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ........................... 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals .......................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes................... 365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes............... 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals............... 365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals............... 365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals .................. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................ 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental ............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals .......................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent .............................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts....................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................. 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................ 365-8582
Triple J Car Rentals ........................ 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ...... 366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ...... 366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
Jody Albury ......... 375-8068
Sidney Albury...... 477-5996
Richard Albury..... 367-0367
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941

David Albury ....... 365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

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

Section A

Page 23

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

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Abaco's Nature Adventure 559-9433
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15..............365-4531
Other Shore Club .......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
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
Mangoes Marina ........29..............367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina..... 16..............366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37..............577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only : Provides ride from
Marsh Harbour
Anglers........................ $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin .........................$ ............. 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ........................... 367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jamie's Place .....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............. 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ..........367-2615
Mandarin Chinese ........................... 367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle ............. ................ ........... ....
Pop's Place ........................ $ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack ..................... $ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches ................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ ............. 367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ......................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$ ............. 366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ ............. 366-0095
Munchies ................. .....$ .....+....366-0423
OnDa Beach ................................... 366-0558
Sea Spray ...................... $$ ..... ::..... 366-0065
Sugar Shack ...................... $ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub....................................... 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
Dock'n Dine .................................365-6008
Hibiscus Cafe ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.................. 365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ......................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ........................$$$ ............ 365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............ 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ ............. 365-8469
Traveller's Rest ............................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ........$$$ ..... 365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro .............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ ............. 365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .......$$ ...... 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$............. 365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant...................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn ............................365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ....................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ............................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........$$$ .... 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ................... 366-4477

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Hope Town Marsh Har'bour- Trea-ure Cay
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Green Turtle Cay
0.173 Acre
2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
-1,455 s.f. Luxury Villa
Covered Screen Porch
Golf Cart Garage
Deeded Dock Boat Lift
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Protected Boat Basin Frontage Superb Building Sites Good elevation -
Fabulous Views Perfect for development or Elegant Private Estate.
#GGV1008 $9,995,000.
Great Guana Cay
22,694 s.f 0.520 Acre
97.42' on Sea of Abaco
Aa-c1,950 s.f 3 bd 2 bth
256 s.f. Guest House
T&G clear cypress
Mahongany floors
Vaulted ceilings
#GGH1158 $1,499,000.

"BOUNTIFULLY BLESSED" 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath 800 s.f.
residence 3.75 Acre, sea to sea 109' of frontage on Sea ofAbaco 106' on
Atlantic Boat basin with lift 170' of dock- Swimmig Pool -Approved plans
for 3/2 New England cottage #TLH1086 NEW4PRICE $1,350,000.

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253.06 of water-frontage
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56,000 gallon cistern
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1 Bath Semi-Private Dock Beautifully Landscaped Fabulous views


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Opiionilt $625,000.
0.282 Acre Sea to Sea
Lot -119.7 of frontage
Option 42 $1,17m,o00.
-0.451 Acre Sea to Sea
260.97' of montage
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- 2,664 s.f. Residence.
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BERKLEY'S BLUFF 31000 s 07116Acre 100'of SEAVIE Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre *"LONG BAYSOUND" 24,565 s.f. 0.5639 acres 105' of
Atlanti ocean frontage 275 death Great elevations overlooks 136' prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's Black Sound frontage Ideal home site dock site possible combine
Atlantic ocean frontage 275' depth Great elevations overlooks Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private with Long Bay Beach for sea to sea parcel. GTV 1122 $325,000.

s beach. #HTV1125 $395,000. dock on shoreline 8' depth atMLW #GGV1118 $368,000. ."OCEANVIEWLOT" 22,141 s.f 0.508 Acre overlooks
GREAT GUANA CAY g "PARADISE" 12, 141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of pristine beachfiront on Atlantic side snorkeling reef just off shore -
."WIND N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site two parcels Atlantic ocean. One lot from beach greatvalue 15'elevations Great view close proximity to Green Turtle Club.
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241'of Sea ofAbaco easement to beach. #GGV1138 UNDER CONTRACT $199,000. #GTV1157 $294,500.
frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level #GGV1112 $850,000. ."MIRABELLA 15,174 s.f. 0.384 Acre lot one of Guana's "CASUARINA" 8,126 s.f. 0.1865 Acre Comer lot Prime
-"BLACK JACK'S REST" 32,750 s.f. 0.751 Acre Lot #33 in highest elevations with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Sea of building site central location short walk to Bita Bay Beach -
Orchid Bay with amenities 120.41' Sea of Abaco frontage available to Abaco Paved road and underground electric in place Deeded Snorkel right offshore. #GTV 1074 $59,000.
build dock Private community #GGV 1147 $667,000. rights to shared dock in Susan's Cove. #GGV1153 $129,000. "COCO BAYBREEZE" Two prime building sites .2699
"LOT 78 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES- 31,299 s.f. 0.718 GREEN TURTLE CAY Acre (.2255 Acre Under Contract only 1 lelt) DockAccess -
Acre 110' on pristine Atlantic beachfront up to 25' elevations paved ."PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. 0.3661 Acre Prime Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. Lot
road and electricity i place. Access to shared dock Combine with "Lost building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access- MAN-O-WAR CAY
*"CA f' C -BeAclintbuilding site-31,4 Beach access #GTV1080 $430,000. ."SUMMERPLACE" 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime build-
0.717 Acre -117' of Atlantic beachfront Dock access good elevations iMADERIA HILL -65,208 s.f. 1.497 Acre = Dock Access ing site over 150' of Sea ofAbaco frontage concrete seawall on
superb ocean views. #GGV1006 $478,000. Beach Access Great elevations. #GTV1009 $395,000. Sea of Abaco 103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour -
SLOST SHAKER" 36,839 s.f. 0.847 Acre 65' of Atlantic "CONCIIED OUT" 30,361 s.f 0.697 Acre 125' of Atlantic Fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 $233,000.
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates oversized parcel good elevations- beachfront 12' elevations beautiful ocean views very private area- SCOTLAND CAY
easement to beach. #GGV 1000 $460,000. additional acreage available. #GTV 1008 $379,000. "141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 112 Acre with
* "ATLANTIS" 19,239 s.f 0.4417 Acre 95' of Atlantic "LONG BAYBEACH" 26,589 s.f. 0.6103 Acre 60' of beach access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available.
beachfront Dolphin Beach Estates Semi-private dock. Spectacular beach frontage private gated entrance affordable build- #SCH1140 priced from: $170,000. $438,000.
,#GGVl135 $399,000. ing site for cottage or beach cabana. #GTV1121 $325,000.
GG0..1135 $399,000.


Yellow Wood -
Cherokee Sound
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
.1062 s.f Residence.
0.565 Acre 24,621 s.f.
Hillside Lot
Excellent Rental
Fully Furnished &
#CSH1145 $219,000.
Cherokee Sound
1. Offering
14,853 s.f. -0.340 Acre
-3 bd.-2b.-house-1800s.f.
#CSI11154 $690.000.
2. Offering
6,860 s.f. 0.157 Acre
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Local Government Junior Council Launched
Abaco Central High School is Abaco's only school in plan
By Samantha V. Evans
Tenth and eleventh grade students from
h oAbaco Central High School now have
the opportunity to benefit from a Local
ha.. .. pnllw ith'wi h Government Junior Council Pilot Project
.......... launched by the Minister of State for Land
and Local Government, the Hon. Byron
Woodside, on September 9th at the An-
glican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour. The
hall was packed as students from the host
school along with representatives from St.
Francis de Sales School, Forest Height
Academy, Every Child Counts and Wesley
College were also in attendance.
Mr. Woodside stated that he believes
the Family Islands are the future of The
Bahamas just as the youth of the nation
awt.......;.. oare necessary to take the country to higher
r .. a "m and heights. When he is around young people,
he realizes that the youth are the hope of
P in4 the country so we must invest in them now
Lwhile they are still young. He was here
to introduce them to a new pilot program
called Local Government Junior Council,
which was initiated to stimulate the interest
of youth in local government and national
The outline of a pilot project for 1Oth and 11th grade students of Abaco Central High School was explained to representatives of politics.
several high schools in Central Abaco. The program will develop a Junior Local Government Council that will work with with local In October, he explained, nine persons
government committees and council. The program is being introduced tofive high schools on various islands with the hope that it will will be prepared to become junior council-
develop leadership qualities in the students involved as well as interest them in local government and eventually central government. lors for the remainder of the school year.
The program was introduced by Minister of StateforLands and Local Government, the Hon. Byron Woodside. 5to ,, presenting here
is Tavarrie Smith, who is facilitator of the program. The students responded quitefavorably to the program. I Please see Junior Council Page 2

Schooner Bay hosts Don't miss the
Schooner Bay hosts Art Show and Fun Day

art symposium Cherokee Sound
October 11 beginning at 11
Story Telling Crafts Raffle
... .. .. White Elelphant Sale Food Drink

~ religious tourism

Schooner Bay's first homeowner, Antonius Roberts, a renown artist from Nassau,
invited Abaco artists to an art symposium on Sepember 18. Mr. Roberts has ideas to
develop more interest in art and also in the preservation of our environment which
includes keeping it cleaned up. He is planning activities to involve students in develop-
ing their artistic talents. 5,,,,' ,i are some of the participants of the symposium. They
are Clint Kemp with Schooner Bay, Principal Brenell Clarke Higgs from Sandy Point,
Mr. Roberts, artist Kim Roberts and Tiffany Willams from Nassau. The group toured
the development after the symposium. The construction of a harbour with an island has
taken months to excavate and construct a seawall, but it is well on its way to complex
tion. See story on page 12.
Linville Johnson standing on the left, led a seminar to discuss ways to attract church
groups to visit Abaco. The group was composed of several local pastors as well as
tourism personnel from the Abaco office. Mr. Johnson suggested to the pastors that
An Evening ofSacred Selections they communicate with the other churches in their denominations to encourage groups
to come to Abaco for conferences, seminars, meetings and retreats. 'i, ,,,u are, stand
G ospel fund raising concert ing, Mr. Johnson, Millie Dawkins with Tourism, Tourism Director Juritzan Outten,
Pastor Patric Terrell, Pastor Emmit Archer; Apostle Alex Archer, Tourism's Wynsome
October 16 7.30 pm New Vision Ministries Ferguson, and Pastor Lawrence Arnett. Seated are Jennifer Hudson, Fr. Willish John
To aid Kirk of the Pines Building Fund son and Pastor Mildred Ferguson. See story on page 13..

Students will campaign to be elected

By Samantha V. Evans
Min. Byron Woodside introduced the
concept of a Junior Council to work with
Local Government. He then introduced Ta-
varrie Smith, who is the lead facilitator for
the pilot program who gave an overview
of the program. Mr. Smith used a Power
Point presentation to explain the program
to the students. This program will allow

Junior Council From Page I
Before this can happen, they will have to
engage in an eight-week civics program
followed by eight weeks of personal devel-
opment training.
The views of the junior councillors will
help the local government practitioners
to make the program work better for the
benefit of the youth. Min. Woodside is ex-
cited about promoting all that is right about
youth. Too many times only the nega-
tive things make the press but now he is
promoting something good for the youth,
something that they will be proud to be a
part off.
He encouraged the 10th and llth grad-
ers to run and take full advantage of the
program. It will whet their appetite for
leadership which can prepare them to hold
future leadership platforms in church,
home, business or politics.

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students to network while performing the
civic duty of service through youth repre-
sentation in the affairs of local government.
This program will provide junior council-
lors with empowerment skills, leadership
development and models that will prepare
the youth for future careers and participa-
tion in local government if they so desire.
The program will be launched at two
schools on Grand Bahamas, one on An-
dros, one on San Salvador, one in the Ber-
ry Islands and one on Abaco. The program
is specifically for students in grades 10 and
11 to learn more about local government
and will operate until April 2011 after
which time an evaluation will be done to
determine what worked, what did not and
what modifications need to be made before

full implementation can take place.
As junior councillors, the students will
be given a youth voice; they will engage in
two youth-based projects and they will as-
sist the district council in its decision mak-
ing. While engaged in the eight weeks of
Bahamas civics curriculum, they will learn
about The Bahamas constitution, govern-
ment and legal systems, citizenship, fun-
damental rights, the election process, local
government, Bahamian economics, labour
and trade unions and the like.
The curriculum will be taught by local
coordinator, Phillipa Farrington, who will
deliver instruction after school. She has the
discretion to solicit the support of commu-
nity stakeholders to make the program fun
and interactive. During the personal devel-

opment and mentorship seminar, the stu-
dents will learn goal setting skills, commu-
nication techniques, organizational skills,
time management, research skills and the
like. The program will cover five core val-
ues: service, education, ethics, representa-
tion and democracy.
The criterion of Bahamian citizenship
has been waved for this pilot program.
However, students will be required to pro-
duce references, passport photos, complete
the election process section of the civics
program and be in grades 10 or 11. The
students running for office will have to
campaign and seek election as in a normal
election process.

The Anglican Hall in Marsh Harbour was filled with 10th and 11th grade students to hear Minister Byron Woodside outline a pilot
program that will be started in five schools throughout The Bahamas. Abaco Central High School was one of the schools as it presents
specific problems due to the high percentage of immigrant students. The program is designed to develop leadership qualities as well as
interest the students in local government and the workings of government generally. Students that register will campaign, stating their
qualifications. The student body will elect nine members who will form a Junior Council. This group will work with local government
and will have specific projects and goals.





- 200uu sq. t. units all rented -
turn key. $585,000

Dorros Cove Residential Lot
Guana Cay Residential Lot#10
Guana Cay Lot 28B
Guana Cay Lot 93A & 92B
Guana Cay Lot 28
Guana Cay Lot 28B
Guana Cay Coconut Thyme
Guana Cay 2.5 acres waterfront
Lubbers -Abaco Ocean Club Lots 39&40

Sunrise Bay Lot 12 13,266 'q. ft. Hilltop
Sweetings Village Lot 45
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56\
Sweetings Village Lot 55 & 57 \
"NEW" 5 Residential Lots on
Stede Bonnet Road starting

Building Site $1

$ 75,000

f $475,OO
Casuarina Po ts 90 & 91 nl
B.P.S. Lots Sec4
Long Bea 247
Long Be t 31
Yellow Cottage
Bahai Im Shores one acre 100' beach
Ba a Coral Island
L e ee 4 Lots from
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Cay Lot #8 Block 190
e Cay Lot #9 Block 190
Cay Lot #8 & 9 together
s Just North of Treasure Cay

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elntial Lots at
elopment Prices

#6 $'9,,900
#5 $ 9,,900
4 $149,900

30,000 each


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bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.

ri4 Prices New Listin s Great Value
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BEACH RESORT 4bed4bathbeautifullyfurnished. & boat lift. Main house with I 1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath,
World class marina. BestValue. $2,300,000. guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
BillI.Albury@SothebysRealty.com Bill.Albu ry@SothebysRealty.com

SKY VIEW -4 bed, 360 degree views,
swimming pool, recreation room, wrap
around covered porches. $1,750,000.
Bill.Albu ry@SothebysRealty.com

WATERFRONT 3 bed 3 bath on Eastern Shores with
2 docks, boat lifts,swimming pool US$985,000.
Laurie.Sch reiner@SothebysRealty.com


WATERFRONT -New 4b/3b home
with dockage. Gorgeous pool with
sea views. Guest Cottage. US$995,000.

CAY Fully furnished 3 bed 3 bath on 90 ft. of
canal. Fully serviced dock. US$1,200,000.

THE CHALET 3 bed/2 bath main home with
2 bed/I bath apartment and Ibed/Ibath
apartment. 4,200 sq.ft. total. US$775,000.
Lydia.Bodame r@SothebysRealty.com

YELLOW ELDER-Oversized I acrelot&3b/2bhouse.
Best priced lot per sq. footage on Sea of Abaco
150' frontage near Marsh Harbour. US$775,000.

BEACHFRONT Luxurious, spacious ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath
3, 4 & 5 bed condos. First-rate rentals, situated at the entrances to both Treasure
Greatprices. Call for the deal of the day! Cay and also Gun Powder Creek- $940,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com

CAMELOT BEACHFRONT 7,793 sq. ft., 2
bed 2 bath guest cottage, & pool overlooking
Treasure Cay beach. US$5,800,000.

PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC
beach. Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home- Excellent for rentals. $795,000.

CANALFRONT 5 bed 4 bath beautiful
huge 5,500 sq.ft. family home with
100' dock on 5 lots. US$1,990,000.

Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
and garage. Pool. Great views. $465,000.


6 a.

HOPE COTTAGE 4 bed 4 bath home in
Ritz Carlton's Winding Bay with every
imaginable option included. US$1,800,000.

priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,000,

52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village.
Developer will design build home. Enjoy a
seaside golf cart community. $160,000.

T IKlh IVU JLh Li5 #l 4/ /o
SUMMNER ESTATE 64 acres of prime land, ideal for
development, 6,000 sq.ft. of waterfront, beaches,
protected harbours, deep water. US$5,900,000.

GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price
on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable
neighbourhood.Existing2 bed home.US$700,000.

ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic
views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio &
pool for private sunbathing. US$2,250,000.
Christo pher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


CRAWL BIGHT 7.3 acres Sea to Sea with a
private dock in a natural cove. US$2,200,000.
BEACHFRONT LOT- 100 ft by 900ft. $795,000.


SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 townhouse villas with
private swimming pool. 250' dock, cabanas,
gift shop & laundromat. US$1,200,000.

sUA INA. IL *#53351
home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing,
snorkeling off private 65' dock US$1,550,000.
Christopher.Albu ry@SothebysRealty.com

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PROPERTY Established business. Fully
equipped. Price Reduced. US$825,000.

down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views.
40 ft of frontage, 16,959 sq.ft. US$725,000.
Christopher.Albu -y@SothebysRealty.com

A A b an 'A l o ft

George Damianos Kerry Sullivan Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer ChrisAlbury
Broker, Owner Broker Estate Agent Estate Agent Estate Agent EstateAgent EstateAgent Estate Agent
t 242.362.4211 I t 242.366.0163 t 242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035 t242.577.0298 t 242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046 t242.367.5046

#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $50k Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot High elevation, views. $599k. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS 10 Acres.Water access, good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq. ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer

#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot $270,000. Stan Sawyer
#5 116 BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home with 130' of beach. $850,000. Stan Sawyer
#5601 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82, Block 2. 10,560 sq. ft. $90,000. Stan Sawyer
#5607 NEW LISTING Rock Point Lot 4 $320,000. Stan Sawyer
#5 114 BEACHTOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit. $389,000. Stan Sawyer
#2516 CROSSWINDS 4 bed 3 bath home on large lot $710,000. Stan Sawyer
#4505 ROYAL PALM 2321 End unit2 bed condo on marina with dock& boatlift. $489,000.Stan Sawyer

#4533 GUANA CAY Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 Hilltop View.$180,000. BillAlbury
#5121 GUANA CAY Lot 32/32A 90' of waterfront with a dock $500,000. Jane Patterson
#5237 GUANA CAY Paradise Cove.Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
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includes Ibed Ibath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
#4983 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder 3 bed 2 bath home. Waterfront & generator. $3,000/mo.
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Community partners learn about Junior Council

By Samantha V. Evans
On September 9th a meeting was held
at the Anglican Parish Hall to inform com-
munity stakeholders and department heads
about the Local Government Junior Coun-
cil Program.
Minister Byron Woodside briefly went
through the different facets of the program
including the mission statement, objectives
and phases of the pilot program. He hopes
that this program will prove successful so
that it can be used as a model to create
leaders and future politicians.
Mr. Woodside said that many other
schools are waiting for this program but
many things have to be considered before
introducing it to all schools. Hence, the pi-
lot program is being launched. He believes
that this program will play a major role in
preparing future leaders of The Bahamas.

He stated that too often we talk about
what is wrong with the youth, but the facts
show that there are many youth who are
doing good things. This pilot program will
be a vehicle for them to showcase their
dynamic skills. Additionally, this Local
Government Junior Council Pilot Program
will help them to develop decision-making
skills and be creative.
He realizes that Abaco has some chal-
lenges as there is a large Haitian popula-
tion so they decided to waive the nation-
ality requirement for the pilot program so
that all of those who want to be involved
can participate.
Finally, Mr. Woodside said that in or-
der for this program to succeed, all stake-
holders will have to be on board. He en-
couraged them to voice their concerns and
make recommendations. He expects that

the program will help the eliminate some
of the problems being experienced with lo-
cal government today such as the lack of
training and the inability of some members

to read and write. They want to encourage
people to be involved in local government
who possess leadership skills

Minister Byron Woodside, seated left, met with local government personnel explaining
the new Junior Council program. Tavarrie Smith, addressing the group, is the coordina-
tor for the program. He said that local government persons need to work with the young
people to show them how local government operates and work with them on projects to
be done jointly.

Minister of State for Lands and Local Government, the Hon. Byron Woodside, is ex-
plaining to interested students of process of registering as candidates for election to the
Junior Council to be involved with local government. 51,/ 11 at right is Dr. Lenora Black,
Abaco 's Education Superintendent.

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October 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5

Marcellus Roberts 'III Everett Pinder
Broker Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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

Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat
slips as well as golf cart or car garages.
Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor-
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay!

Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
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
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 31/ bath fully fur
nished Town House with garage and boat
slip with 20' beam. Located at Palm Bay
Development 2,000 +/- sq. ft.
$856,250 EXC + 7.5%

"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse
fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath
with garage. Upper level master bed with
ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai,
powder room. Dock, 25' Carolina skiff
w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker,
golf cart
$1,200,000 + 7.5%
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC

"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAC 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UND-T sale at the low
price CONaTR -t ,C
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
$799,000 + 8.5%

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

Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach with r;rect ocean access.
Great ,- '- SOLD / 2 bath, many
special, --. iviUST SEE
EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1 bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS

Treasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information
ooWB 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

October 1, 2010

The Abaconian

Section B

Page 5

Central Abaco News

Home Fabrics'
lovely new store
By Jennifer Hudson
Home Fabrics, a very popular fabric and
craft store from Nassau, expanded its busi-
ness to Abaco in September 2008, locat-
ing in a small premises in what was previ-
ously Spooners. "During its two years here
Home Fabrics has always been very busy.
There was very little floor space to display

Home Fabrics hss moved into a much larger
can carry many more items all Utiitch liiI'll' (d
has never had a craft and fabric selection as i,
Home Fabrics. 5/, .' is Denise Kelly finding
ably assisted by Olive Lightbourne.

things, so much was hidden. Customers
were always begging us to bring in more
items; they wanted everything Nassau
has," stated store manager, Nikia Wong.
Therefore, the owners looked around for a
more suitable premises. Finding the West-
ern Auto building on Don MacKay Boule-
vard for sale, they bought it and have con-
verted it into the Home Fabrics building.
The Home Fabrics store opened in its
new location on September 6 and occupies
the northern portion
of the building while
Computer Creations
remains in the southern
portion. Upstairs are
three apartments, one
of which will be used
to house staff when
they come from Nas-
sau. The building has
been undergoing many
renovations both inside
and out since May and
the outside will soon be
painted to give it a dis-
tinctive Home Fabrics
The Home Fabrics
building where it interior space has tri-
dlisplayed. Abaco pled as has its selection
s available at this of fabrics which now
what she wants, includes an upholstery
department with 80

Sales, Rentals and Property Management
Member B.R.E.A.
G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Telephone 1-561-283-3781 Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636
E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
SOLD! Three master suite furnished cottage known as "Ted's Place."
UNDER CONTRACT 9,000 sq. ft. for lot within walking distance of Coco Bay
Beach public dock.
NEW!!! Rustic furnished two bedroom two bath cottage sea to sea on White
Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in
private dock. Great swimming and sunsets. Very private. Only accessible by boat.
Located a mile from the historic town of New Plymouth. Asking price $660,000
Great price on land!!! Lot No. 1 located just steps from Atlantic Ocean Beach.
9,000+ sq.ft. Located close to tarred road and power.
SOLD! Waterfront lot with dock on Black Sound
"Beau Soleil" Immaculate waterfront furnished home with guest apartment and
separate guest cottage. Total four bedrooms five baths. 1/2 acre. Large swimming
pool. Dock. Beach. Many amenities. Commanding views of White Sound Harbour.
Price reduced to $1.3M
Unique spacious one story, two bedroom one bath furnished home with loft set
on lushly landscaped one acre parcel on the the bonefish flats on the Sea of Abaco.
Home is converted airplane hangar with special touches by the artist/owner. Fea-
tured in Volvo commercial in conjunction with "Pirates of the Caribbean." Many
amenities. Asking price $1.5 m
NEW PRICE!!! House overlooking Settlement Creek Two air conditioned master
bedroom suites. Kit/liv/din. Short walk to town. Dock. $415,000
New Price!!! Roberts' House in historic settlement of New Plymouth. Waterview.
Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $450,000
Boch Property: Secluded Bahamian estate. Over two acres with 1,000 ft. of wa-
terfront on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Three bed three bath home. Dock
with lift. Beautiful sunsets. $2.1 million
On north end: "The Pink Cottage" Approximately 21/2 acres sea to sea from Coco
Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous beach and dock. Furnished cottage with work
shop and garage. Very private. $1.2 million
Summer Breeze: Recently remodeled furnished two story three bed 21/2 bath home
located on waterfront in the heart of New Plymouth. A/C. Satellite TV. W/D. Golf
cart garage. Established rental history. New Price $550,000
Tranquility: Two bed two bath furnished contemporary home sitting on Atlantic
Ocean Beach. Excellent rental even in these tough times. 90' on beach. $995,000
Beachfront; waterfront; and inland lots on Green Turtle Cay and Munjack Cay.

rolls to choose from. A large storeroom in
the back which was not available at the oth-
er store, allows for extra stock to be kept
on hand. "There is no need for customers
to shop for their sewing and craft supplies
in Nassau any more as we have everything
right here and the prices are the same as
in Nassau," stated Ms. Wong. "If, by any
chance, there is an item a customer wants
which is not here, we will order from Nas-
sau, and it will come in our weekly ship-
ping order at no cost to the customer."
The new showroom is brightly lit and
spacious and is a pleasure to walk into
and browse around. The owners are proud
of the fact that Home Fabrics has "gone
green" which means that all of the lights,
air conditioners and appliances are energy
Every department of the store has ex-
panded. There are five aisles containing
items for every craft imaginable for both
adults and children. "People on Abaco are
very crafty and we offer discounts to mem-
bers of craft associations," informed Ms.
Wong. In addition to the myriad fabrics,
yarns, threads, buttons and other sewing
accessories, there are baskets, embroidery
supplies, artificial flowers, hats, gift bags,
fragrances and candles, wedding accesso-
ries and party supplies, ready-made jew-
elry and every item imaginable for making
jewelry. There is also a large selection of

L.A. Girl cosmetics.
The front section of the store will soon
be transformed into a Halloween display
with huge selections. "Halloween is very
big for us and then right after that comes
Christmas when we will have a lot more
new stock," said Ms. Wong who is very
happy, as are her staff, to be working
in this lovely new spacious store with so
much more to offer their customers. She
invites people to come in and browse as it
is a lovely store to just look around. I am
sure, though, that you will find something
in there you cannot resist; I did.
The back of the building is currently be-
ing transformed into law offices for Home
Fabrics owners Marvin Pinder and daugh-
ter Holly Pinder, who are both lawyers.
The M.P. Law Chambers is expected to
open within a couple of months.
Free Cancer
Screening Clinics
By Jennifer Hudson
Free cancer screening clinics were of-
fered at the government clinics in Marsh
Harbour and Cooper's Town on Septem-
ber 18. Four doctors came from Nassau to
render their services. Two were posted at
the Marsh Harbour Clinic where they were

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Central Pines #1076 New
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home.
$275,000 gross

Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC
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Bahama Palm Shores #164 four
bed & four bath home with grand
entrance and carport. $375,000 gross

Great Cistern Duplex #277 One 3
bed, 2 bath and onetwo2 bed, 1 bath
apts $305,000 gross

Triplex #813 One 3 bed, 2 bath,
and two 2 bed 1 bath apartments
$424,000 gross

Great Business Opportunity #506 A
restaurant that is ready to go with sea
views. REDUCED $424,000.

Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant
lot enclosed and gated. $139,200 gross

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Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 bed
2 bath home on lot 90x131 ready to
move in. $190,400 gross

Murphy Town #387, 2 bed, 2 bath
home with an attached 1 bed 1 bath
apt $258,277 gross

Dundas Town House and Duplex
#786 & 784 Two 2 bedroom 1 bath
apartments and a 2 bed 1 bath home
both for $315,000 gross

NEW LISTING Duplex Central
Pines #796 two 2 bed, 2 bath apts,
beautifully landscaped. New building
$293,800 gross

Dundas Town Duplex #1094 two 2
bed, 1 bath apts $250,000 gross

Duplex In Central Pines #1092 one
2 bed/2 bath and one 2 bed/1 bath
apartments $250,000 Gross

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

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Three Unit Town House #711
Three 2 bed, 1 bath w/ocean view.
13,690 sq.ft. lot $320,000

NEW LISTING Duplex in Central
Pines #903 One 3 bedroom 2 bath-
room and a 2 bedroom 1 bath apt
REDUCED $241,875 gross

Triplex in Great Cistern #902 Two 2
bedroom ,1 bath & one 1 bedroom, 1
bath. REDUCED $315,000gross

Murphy Town Triplex #012 three
one bedroom one bathroom apts

Forest Drive Quadraplex #829
Two 2 bed, 1 bath apts and two 1 bed,
1 bath apts. $365,000 gross

Murphy Town Apartment #004
two 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apts.

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Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex
#810 two 2 bd rm, 2 bth fully fur-
nished. NEW PRICE $257,600 gross

Dundas Town #1096 New home
with water views, 2 bed, 2 bath
$158,200.00 gross

NEW LISTING Marsh Harbour
Duplex #1028 two 2 bedroom one
bath on huge lot. REDUCED $395,000

Murphy Town Triplex #009 three
two bedroom one bathroom apts.

Duplex in Marsh Harbour #275 two
2 bed, 1 bath apartments $156,600

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Central Pines Two 3 bedroom, 2 bath-
mom units. NEW, never live in. $1,2500
Appliance only, Furnished $1,800
Bahama Palm Shores Four bedroom,
four bath home for Rent $2,500

New home In Leisure Lee Two bed, two
bath. Appliances only. $1,250
Leisure Lee 2 bed, 2 bath house for rent
furnished $1,200

Marsh Harbour two 2 bed, 2 bath Houses
for rent one fully furmished $1,700 and One
with only appliances $1,300

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Duplex #0713 &0715 2 bedroom, 1 bath and 1 bedroom,
1 bath house in Dundas Town $260,000
New Listing Two Lots in Dundas Town Front Street
one 13,999 sq ft. Price $43,096 gross; one 13911 sq ft
Price $42,845 gross
Reducedoceanfrontlot on Tllloo Cay w/beach access
& shared dock. Lot size sq ftO.73 acres 103ft on water &
315 ft, Best price on Tilloo Cay, won't last ion g. Must sell,
owner leaving Island. Furtherreduced from $278,400 to
$175,000 gross
Three lob located on South Lubbers Quarters
in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number 11,44,
112.These lots are priced Individually. Lot #1 11,022
sf. $88,000 gross Lot #4413,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot
#112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
IS acres of land at Baker's Heights near Leisure
Lee off Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000,
This property will go fast, Call today.

Bahama Coral Island four lots priced at $22,800,
$25,080, $26,220, $28,800
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour. 4
lots 10,286,1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq.
ft. $70,099 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with
views near Winding Bay and the Abaco Club Lot#7 63
size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross Lot #7 G4 size 12,600
s.f. $57,200 gross
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
house. Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot
$29,434 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot slze10,330 sq ft with foun-
dation that is 80% finished. $34,200 gross
Treasure Cay Rock Point vacant waterfront lots
$406,000 gross

4lotslnMurphyTown, water view, acrossfrom Abaco
Block and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately lots
$48,614each,1 at $48,730
Treasure Cay Golf Course lot $63,250
Lot in Leisure Lee $50,000.00 gross
New UListing Lot In Great Cistern on main road
11,237 sq ft perfect for a home site 81.38 feet on mad
and 136.53 depth $90,000 gross
Eleuthera northeast near Savannah Sound 20
acres of waterfront and beachfront land with high
elevation $1,650,000 gross
LubbersQuarters southwest side 25 acres of land
$275,000.00 gross
New Listing One half of a Duplex #1075 2br 2bth
unit in Freeport on Kitchener Avenue, furnished. Asking
Price $88,800 gross
Large lot in Mount Hope Abaca $37,500.00 gross
One comer lot in Bahama Coral Island Price $26,220

New Usting Duplexln Cooper's Town #1076 on main
street, 2br 1 bth. Asking price $168,000 gross.
Turtle Rocks #1077 Vacant lot Near half acre $59,000
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwestof Treasure CaySchool. $49,500 each
Lubbers Quarters on east side of island just north of
Ocean Club, 36,155 sq ft $360,000.00 gross
Private Island #1078 1A acre less than five hundred
yards for all utilities with deep water $399,000 gross
Vacantlots #1080 next to Forest Heights school Start-
ing at $75,000 gross per lot
Murphy Town #1081 On Road to Great Cistern vacant
lot $39,500 gross.
Vacant lot on Forest Drive, Dundas Town 10,000 sq
ft price $46,000.00 gross
Vacant lot at Three Beaches, Turtle Rocks 0,98acres
(Almost one acre) $69,600.00 gross

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assisted by Dr. Shirin Swarna, and two
were posted at the Cooper's Town Clinic.
Nurse Peggy Cooper, who has previously
been at the Marsh Harbour clinic for sev-

eral years, also came from Nassau to assist
and Nurse Munnings came from the clinic
in Sandy Point. The nurses at the clinic in
Cooper's Town also worked hard assisting
the doctors there. Paperwork was handled
by volunteers from the Abaco Cancer So-

Rnc, rilv, two people from Cleveland Clinic Florida were on
Abaco to tour Auskell Medical Clinic and the office of Doctors
James Hull and Leon Dupuch. Ana Luisa Uria, Director of
International Services, and Dr. Viviane Connor, Gynecologic
Surgeon, were pleased to learn of the plans to expand the medi-
cal services available on the island. However, the Cleveland
Clinic Florida can take care of procedures and professional
skills that are not available here. Personnel there will be work-
ing closely with the staff at Auskell, making necessary arrange-
ments and appointments. S/i,,ir are, standing Ms. Uria, Dr,
Connor and Angie Collie, Managing Director of Auskell. Seat-
ed is Dr. George Charite, Director of Auskell.

Attendance at the
clinics was very en-
couraging and it was
pleasing to see the
numbers of persons
concerned about their
health. Pap smears
were offered for the
women and PSA tests
for the men. In Marsh
Harbour 50 women
attended and 20 men
while in Cooper's
Town which pulls from
a large area through-
out North Abaco, 90
women attended and a
good number of men.
Although free mam-
mogograms were not
offered at the clinics,
during the year a mam-
mogram campaign,
funded by a very gen-
erous anonymous do-
nor, was organized
by the Abaco Cancer
Society. This has pro-
vided free mammo-
grams in Nassau with
airfare provided for
women who had never

had a mammogram and who have no medi-
cal insurance. The last mammogram cam-
paign for this year which is scheduled for
November 13 is already filled.
The month of October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and Ms. Angie Collie
has announced that on October 15-16 at the
Auskell Medical Clinic free mammograms
will be offered for the less fortunate and
also at reduced cost for other patients.
Auskell treats
patients from away
By Canishka Alexander
The staff of Auskell Medical Center is
anxious to begin construction of the mini-
hospital that they have been approved to
build. They feel that Abaco needs proper
medical facilities and it is something that
they consider frequently as they work to
improve our medical services on the island.
Dr. George Charite, Auskell's director,
said that groundbreaking is expected to
take place by the end of the year for con-
struction of the mini-hospital which will
be built in three phases. The first phase is
expected to be completed in the next two
years. In that time Auskell is looking to in-
crease its staff of from 35 to 50 members.
There are discussions as to whether or
not people from outside Abaco would come
here for medical treatment. Angie Collie,
managing director, confirmed that people
from other islands are already using their
services. Some have travelled from Grand
Bahama and Eleuthera to visit their facili-
ties for chiropractic treatments among their
wide range of services some of which are
offered at Auskell's Surgical Center.
The staff experienced a busy summer
this year with the delivery of four babies.

Town committee is
concerned about vendors
By Canishka Alexander
On September 13 a meeting was called
for members of the Marsh Harbour Town
Committee to discuss the relocation of ven-
dors from downtown Marsh Harbour and
to decide on the protocol for vending per-
mits. It was confirmed that some vendors
do have proper documentation and have
gotten permission to sell their goods on
private property. However, there are some
who are said to be taking part in "illegal
activity" because they do not have per-
mission to sell on the property where they
are located and are without the necessary
Some pointed out that the vendors situ-
ated in the Haitian communities of the Mud
and Pigeon Peas would also have to be
considered because the same type of activi-
ties is taking place in those areas as they
are part of the Marsh Harbour district.
Next, they discussed where vendors
would be relocated when removed from
Don MacKay Boulevard. They had two op-
tions: Goombay Park or BAIC's Farmers
Market and Craft Center.
Leeland Russell, who is in charge of
the Marsh Harbour Port, said that Goom-
bay Park would not be available for use
because it is part of an international port
which is governed by an ISP code. He
feared that the port would be downgraded
if the site became a highly-trafficked area.
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mission to use the BAIC site.
Roscoe Thompson, chairman of the
Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town
Committee, said he has mixed feelings
about what is happening to the vendors. As
a businessman, he knows that many cannot
afford to pay rent, and he wonders how
they will make it if they are forced to stay
in one area to all sell the same items. Then
again, he wants the area to be properly reg-
ulated, so he is in agreement with what the
committee is trying to accomplish.
Cephas Cooper, Senior Administrator,
forwarded a letter to all relevant agencies
soon after the meeting and sent a copy to
Sonith Lockhart, Chairman of the Licens-
ing Board.
The letter stated that a protocol will now
be observed when considering applications
for vending permits in the district. The ap-
plicant must first secure the relevant ap-
plication form from the Marsh Harbour
Police Station; necessary approval must be
obtained in writing from the chairman of
the relevant town committee; the applicant
must secure approval from the Department
of Environmental Health; and finally, the
applicant will be granted final approval by
the Police Department.
Mr. Thompson said based on what took
place at the meeting, he was assured that
all agencies are on one accord. "It's some-
thing new. It's different. It's not the way
things were done in the past, so it may be
difficult on the vendors, but we need to put
regulations on what is being done here,"
he declared.

Family opens
ice-cream parlour
By Canishka Alexander
Timothy and Adele McDonald opened
an ice-cream parlour called Ameleanna's
Snacks in front of their home located on
Power Line Road in Marsh Harbour on
September 17. Timothy constructed the
parlour and has now turned the business
over to his daughters and their mother to
manage. The family was inspired by the
famous Ice-Cream Place that used to be a
popular spot years ago across from K & S
Service Station.
Ameleanna's Snacks is immaculately set
up and has a spacious interior. Benches are
provided on the grass for customers who
can engaged in conversation while enjoy-
ing a fine treat.
The menu offers fountain sodas, slush-
ies, milkshakes, an assortment of ice-
cream flavours and food items like chicken
and fries, hamburgers and cheeseburgers,
conch fritters and nachos and cheese.
The name of the business came about by
combining the names of their two daugh-
ters, Amelia and Deanna. The two smiling
faces of Amelia and Deanna peeked under
the push-up window eager to serve custom-
ers. Timothy said business has been pretty
good so far. Although they have not done
any advertising just yet, word of mouth
seems to be working in their favour.
The parlour is open on week nights from
6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on weekends (Fri-
day to Sunday) they are open from 6 p.m.
to 11 p.m. The telephone number for Ame-
leanna's Snacks is 367-3016.

Chat & Chill
Restaurant reopens
By Canishka Alexander
It has been several months
since Chat & Chill closed for
business, but on September 10
it reopened. Crystal McIntosh, .,
one of the owners, said that the
improvements made to popular
Brown's Bay Park just across
the street in Dundas Town
played a major role in reopening
the business.
The menu will incorporate
mainly seafood items and a Ba-
hamian favourite fried fish
with banana pancakes.
Friday are reserved for
grilled foods, and Saturdays will
cater to those who love Creole
cuisine. Because Chat & Chill
is open for breakfast, lunch and
dinner, its hours of operations
range from 7 a.m. to midnight.
Ms. McIntosh said the res-
taurant is set up to comfortably
hold approximately 80 people
because it is sectioned into a din- Corn
ing room area, bar and outside sons
deck. On opening night she es- o
timated that they served at least winn
60 persons. Sand
Customers complimented Ms. whet
McIntosh on the quality of the c
food and the fast service. "They tion.
said the food was very good, and Payd
they plan to come back because and
they love the atmosphere," she and
confirmed. She aims to serve winn

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The restaurant will close on Tuesdays
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and Wednesdays because those days are
traditionally slow days, and it gives her a
chance to spend time with family and run
personal errands. "I always tell people, I
can't stay home and make money for my
kids," she said.
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growth of her business, Ms. McIntosh is
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Abaco records first
murder for 2010
By Canishka Alexander
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murder took place on Abaco, according to
Supt. Noel Curry, officer in charge of the
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still in the early stages
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some basic details of the
case. When the police
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afternoon, Supt. Curry
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that although the smoke was thick, they
were still able to find their way outside. It
took her several tries to dial 911 because
she was so shaken up by the incident.
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The Abaconian

October 1 st, 2010

Development at Schooner Bay continues

By Timothy Roberts
Phase One of Schooner Bay's develop-
ment is underway with infrastructural work
in progress. One hundred fifty house lots
around the manmade harbour and island
are for sale, and many buyers are expected
to build within approximately one year.
Clint Kemp, Director of Consumer Af-
fairs, said that 60 percent of the lots in
Phase One are sold; buyers are required to
build within an allotted time frame of about
one year. He expects that many homes
will be started by the end of this year, and
the island, located in the harbour, will be
"completely under construction" in the
first quarter of 2011.
Home construction on the island will
progress from east to west, in clusters of
six to eight houses at a time until the is-
land reaches its planned residential density
of 26 houses. The harbour will finally be
open to the ocean by winter of 2011 when
bulkheading of both the island and the har-
bour is expected to be completed.
Schooner Bay has excavated two large
basins, one of which will be used as a
one million gallon cistern to provide fresh
water to residents of the community. The
other will be used for a composting heap
and will serve both The Commons (the
agricultural sector) as well as residential
Schooner Bay recently hosted a group of
artists brought together by homeowner and
Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, who is
working in conjunction with the develop-
ment to develop an art center. The plan is
to create a greater interest in art and maybe
even encourage art tourism for Abaco.
Mr. Kemp said that they are planning

to have the art center underway before the
end of the year, and they are looking for-
ward to working with the schools in Abaco
to create interest in the arts.
Mr. Kemp said that Schooner Bay has
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about nine acres of land for propagation
where the developers are presently grow-
ing native trees along with 2000 coconut
trees to be used within the development.
Schooner Bay's development is based

on the architectural design of the old set-
tlements on the cays and promotes envi-
ronment, architecture, sustainability and
traditional harbour life.

This aerial of the Schooner Bay project shows the extensive amount of work that has been already completed. The developers dug out an
existing swamp to make a harbour and an island within the harbour. Most of the digging is complete and now they are putting bulkhead-
ing around the harbour and island. Sixty percent of the lots have been sold immediately around the harbour and on the island, and it is
expected that quite a few buildings will be under construction by the end of the year. Within a few months they plan to open the marina
to the ocean behind the rocky coast. The project is very environmentally friendly with strict regulations about protecting the dune and
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Schooner Bay holds symposium for local artists

By Canishka Alexander
A group of five local artists gathered
at Schooner Bay on September 18 to meet
with renowned Bahamian artist and sculp-
tor Antonius Roberts. They were Zyan-
dric Jones, Devon Bootle, Brenell Higgs,
Kimberly Roberts and Larry Wilson. Clint
Kemp and Tiffany Williams joined Mr.
Roberts and his guests during the sympo-
sium. Mr. Kemp said that the whole idea
of community art will be incorporated in
the development.
As the group meandered from Mr. Rob-
erts' home to the waiting golf carts and
then on to the seaside, the scenery trans-
formed from calm to intense. Overlooking
the tranquil harbour village were tumultu-
ous seas at the end of the pathway to the
rocky shore. The water shot upward in
a salty spray only to retreat and build up
again in frothing waves. Hurricane Igor
had just passed by creating an angry sea.
As the group headed to lunch, the drive
along Schooner Bay revealed a turtle on
the rock, which according to Mr. Roberts,
was created from discarded tuna netting.
Similar masterpieces have been created
from trash found along the seashore. He
feels that sustainability is very important.
The first thing that artists should consider
is how to sustain themselves or go about
making money.
His work often reflects the ideals of
conservation, transformation and preser-
vation. "And so what we really want to
do is inspire a whole new way of thinking
and maybe encourage a lot of Bahamians
who are just kind of sitting down on their

porches or in their backyards, who are just
used to stuff washing up on the shore,"
he explained. "Well, trash is washing up
on your shore, so you can think about it
as trash or think about it as very valuable
He added that it is a great way to get
people to begin to clean up the environ-
ment. "You know we want people to start
seeing plastic and all that as an opportunity
to create an industry," Mr. Roberts envi-
Ms. Williams said that during their dis-
cussion earlier that day, they came up with
a few common ideas which include an art
center for children. "An art center for kids
will be infused into the art community and
art culture at an early age because even in
high school we haven't had the full art sup-
port throughout the schooling system," she
Students in Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks
and Cherokee will be given the opportunity
to participate in art competitions that deal
with the environment like a beach cleanup,
Ms. Williams added.
Mr. Roberts is looking forward to not
only promoting art on Abaco but he is ex-
pecting a whole lifestyle change and mind
shift as to how the environment is seen.
The programs will be supported by stu-
dents from the College of The Bahamas
and some of the art institutes that are based
in Nassau. The programs also have full en-
dorsement from the National Art Gallery of
The Bahamas. "The curator of the Nation-
al Art Gallery of The Bahamas experienced
this place, and he's also inspired because

of the model here that Schooner Bay has
built upon. We're talking about community
and sustainability and preservation of the
environment. It's also a wonderful place
to attract world-class artists to come to ac-
tually add their voices. They can perhaps
make recommendations and suggestions
as to how this community can not only be
the best kept secret in The Bahamas with

not only the Bahamian experience, but the
world experience."
Before the art symposium ended, Mr.
Kemp displayed a variety of dream catch-
ers that he had made from trash strewn
along the beach. The artists were appre-
ciative of the symposium, and Kimberley
Roberts said she is looking forward to a
community of artists.

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"God lives in The Bahamas a phrase
originally coined by Pastor Myles Mun-
roe has been adopted by the Ministry of
Tourism as its Religious Tourism slogan,"
Linville Johnson told pastors from many
different denominations assembled in the
Ministry of Tourism's meeting room on
September 13. Mr. Johnson, Director for
Religious Tourism with the Ministry of
Tourism, was here to give pastors an in-
sight into what Religious Tourism means
for The Bahamas.
In her introduction, Ms. Jeritzen Outten,
Director of Tourism for the Northern Baha-
mas, explained that Religious Tourism is a
niche market which can bring the spiritual
and business aspects together in tourism.
"We believe that bringing people to the is-
lands is the Ministry of Tourism's business,
but it can also be your business. It can be
financially beneficial for the church and The

Bahamas," she told the pastors.
Mr. Johnson told his audience that he
has worked with Tourism for the past 30
years. "We have welcomed people of faith
here for years, but that has now moved to
another level and 10 years ago I was given
the Religious Tourism market. We wel-
come people to The Bahamas as a Chris-
tian destination where people come to both
fellowship and do business through confer-
ences, retreats, meetings and conventions
and become exposed to our dynamic spiri-
tual culture.
There are two segments: 1. Religious
business groups 2. Religious Social/As-
sembled Groups. Planners are available
who do all the organizing, and there is a
wide field of over 20 different denomina-
tions. This is an $18 billion global market
and during 2009 an excess of 16,000 meet-
ings were held by religious planners."
Mr. Johnson stated that he has a per-

sonal goal to:
* Bring 25 groups to the Bahamas in 2010-
* Increase the number of customers
* Drive business throughout The Bahamas
* Sensitize the hospitality industry and re-
ligious community.
He intends to do this by :
* Increasing leads through shows
* Engaging Abaco's religious leaders
* Aligning the destination with the most
influential bodies, organizations and per-
"While there are many strengths to
bring religious groups to the Bahamas,
there are also challenges to be overcome,"
stated Mr. Johnson.
* We need better convention facilities
* High food and beverage costs
* Lack of activities and cultural offerings
* Affordable jet service and frequency to
* Threat of hurricanes
* Increased competition from cruise lines
* Recession in the United States.
Mr. Johnson said that he is hoping to
engage Abaco's religious leaders as am-
bassadors and salespersons to explore Vol-
un-tourism, develop and market religious
historical tours and form a Religious Boat-
ers Association with Florida boaters. He
urged all the pastors present to start de-
veloping links with their church branches
overseas to bring in groups for Religious

Tourism letting them know that It's better
in The Bahamas because God lives here.
Ms. Outten told the pastors that the
Ministry of Tourism is always willing to
help them in whatever way they can. If
they cannot do something, they will find
someone who can.

Linville Johsnon, Tourism's Director for Religious Tourism, spoke to pastors about ways
to increase the number of religious groups coming to Abaco. It is a niche market that
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South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Our sincere condolences to the wife and
family of Albert Albury. One of four chil-
dren and the only son born in Cherokee
Sound to Avis and Edwin Albury, he was
born on November 1, 1946, and passed
away on September 9, 2010, in Miami,
A Memo- -
rial Service
was held at
Grace Gym -
in Marsh
Malone, an
old friend
and lay- Albert Albury
preacher with St. James's Methodist Church
in Hope Town, conducted the service with
many family members and friends gathered
to remember his life and say their Goodbyes.
He will be especially missed on Andros
at this time of year where he went every
pigeon shooting season as many other
Abaconian men go as well. Another place
you could find Jackie and Albert every
year was around the community Christmas
Tree in Cherokee where he would meet
and greet old school chums. He had many
friends on Abaco, locals and visitors alike.
Such a kind and gentle man, he will cer-
tainly be missed.
Reflections of his unique sense of humor
and tendency to play practical jokes make
it easy to smile and remember Albert and
hard to believe he is really gone.
May he forever Rest In Peace.

October 11th promises
to be a real fun day
Cherokee's first ever Art Show is shap-
ing up into a major collection with seven
very talented artists presenting works that
have never been viewed by the public be-
fore. Some of them will be available for
purchase. Cherokee is a quiet and secluded
locality where our artists have been able
to find some very interesting subjects for
their work.
But along with the draw of a promis-
ing Art Show, the community is coming
together to present a very interesting pro-
gram to entertain the crowds and keep the
children occupied. There will storytellers
reminiscing about what life was like dur-
ing the 1940s and 50s on Abaco to go
along with our Walk Back Thru Time,
a Karate demonstration, a display of old
bottles found both on Abaco and Pineridge
on Grand Bahama, a handmade quilt put
together by the local ladies quilting group
will be raffled off, some various crafts
made here in Cherokee as well as the pro-
verbial White Elephant stall which will
feature lots of white elephants at some very
reasonable prices. There will be all types
of good food as well as the games for the
young people to compete in.
We hope we see you in Cherokee on
Discovery Day, October 11 opening at 11
a.m. for a really Fun Day.
New youth ministry
The new youth group After Shock has
gotten off to a very successful start. The
word is getting around and more and more
young people are coming out to see what
the excitement is all about. A cook-out
and get together was held on the school


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grounds in Cherokee on September 11 with their match-
the enticing aroma of hamburgers cooking es with hon-
on the grill and volleyball, dominoes and ours.
board games to get everyone involved. R o b i n
This seems to be just what the young peo- does work
pie have been looking for, and we wish the for the
organizers good luck in this new venture. Friends of
Kid's Korner resumes the Environ-
The Children's Bible Study group will meant, is an
resume meeting on Tuesday afternoons at avid hunter Robin Albury
3:30 p.m. after school at Epworth Chapel and fisher-
and will be headed by Rev. Marie Neil- man and
ly, Doreen Albury and Kimberly Lowe, still lives in
whenever she is available. There is always nearby Yel-
something to learn and the kids certainly low Wood.
enjoy this time of learning more about the He is mar-
Bible combined with fun things to keep ried and has
them focused. a son. Shane
works in
New resident minister construc-
Cherokee's Epworth Chapel would like tion and
to take this opportunity to welcome Rev. now lives in Sl,, ,,' Sawyer
Jacinta Marie Neilly to the Abaco Region Man-O-War.
of Methodist Churches and pledge our full He is also married with a daughter.
support wherever and whenever it is need- This first time event for Abaco was not
ed. Rev. Neilly has recently been trans- only a boost for tourism when it was sorely
ferred to the district from Eleuthera and we needed, but an opportunity for worldwide
sincerely trust Abaco will soon become her exposure and good will.
home away from home. We congratulate Robin, Shane and all
Two talented young men the Bahamian Team who were able to
Again, Cherokee claims "Bragging participate and we commend Malcolm
Rights." Out of the many Dart Players from Spicer, Secretary General of the Caribbean
seven different countries who descended on Dart Federation, President of the Bahamas
Abaco this last month for two international Dart Federation as well as President of the
darts tournaments as part of the World Dart World Dart Federation Americas Region,
Federation for the Caribbean Cup, we must which includes North America, Central
recognize two of our own, Robin Albury America, South America and all the Car-
and Shane Sawyer. Both Cherokee born and ribean regions for his part in bringing this
raised, they were able to compete and finish international competition to Abaco.

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domiciled and late of Spring City,
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 30th September, 2010 after which date the
Administratrix 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 30th September, 2010.

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

October 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 15

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Central From Page 10
building. She expressed concerned over
the structural damage, but she was happy
to be alive.
Members of the Marsh Harbour Volun-
teer Fire Department soon arrived on the
scene to combat the fire. Chief Fire Officer
John Hall said he how smoky the building
was and was impressed by Stephen's brav-
ery. He wasn't the only one.
Supt. Noel Curry, officer in charge of
the Abaco police force, visited Central
Abaco Primary School to congratulate Ste-
phen. He was assisted by Sgt. Metelus.
Supt. Curry told Stephen that he was a
brave boy, and that he was to be commend-
ed for saving his family. He presented him
with a certificate of bravery from the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force and a $50 cheque.
Ms. Evans became tearful as she watched
the presentation. Standing by her side was
Ruthamae Rolle, principal of Central Aba-
co Primary School.

New florist and gift
shop opens
By Jennifer Hudson
Flowers Etc is a new florist and gift shop
located in the rear section of the Abaco
Shopping Centre in Marsh Harbour. The
store opened at the end of September and
is owned by Ashton Sturrup. She will be
specializing in both fresh and silk flowers.
Fresh floral arrangements can be ordered
for weddings and all other occasions and
silk flowers can be purchased in store or
can be specially ordered.
The shop carries gifts for all ages such
as devotional books, biographies, candles,
pictures, mugs and photo frames. There is
a good assortment of specialty books and
children's books. Build a Bear is a unique
gift idea featured by this new store.
Ms. Sturrup has specialized in event
planning in Nassau and so will be offer-
ing that service on Abaco. She can arrange
decorations, food, venue and entertainment
for any event whether it be a wedding,
christening, party or business promotion.
Ms. Ashton will be happy to greet you in her
new store and she may be contacted at 367-1246.

Congratulations to Miller

We regret a mistake that was
made in naming one of the win-
ners of the Perry Cooke Memorial
Swim Meet held in Hope Town as
we were provided with the wong
name in error. Miller Albury won
the High Point Award for Boys 10
and Under. Miller is proud of all
the awards that he earned.
We congratulate Miller on his big
accomplishment and we hope that
he will continue to win many races
in the future.

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Pursuant to Section 7(2) of the Real Property Tax Act, 1969, as amend-
ed, the Chief Valuation Officer hereby gives notice:
(a) that copies of the assessment list are available as required by sub-
section (4) of Section 7 of the Real Property Tax Act, 1969 (hereinafter
in this notice referred to as the Act) and may be in inspected at the Valu-
ation Office or the Treasury, on or after 15th October, 2010.
(b) that a Notice of Assessment addressed to each owner of property
liable to tax under the Act is available at the Valuation Office, located at
Frederick House, Frederick Street and may be collected therefrom by or
on behalf of the owner of such property during normal working hours;
(c) that pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 7 of the Act, upon the
expiration of five (5) days after the publication of this notice, a Notice
of Assessment shall be deemed to have been served on every owner of
property liable to tax under the Act;
(d) that without prejudice to the provision of subsection (3) of Section
7 of the Act, the Chief Valuation Officer may at any time after the publi-
cation in the Gazette of this notice send by post, a Notice of Assessment
addressed to any owner of property liable to tax under the Act;
(e) that pursuant to Section 9(1) any person aggrieved by a notice of as-
sessment deemed to have been served under this Act may object thereto
by serving on Chief Valuation Officer within thirty days after the date on
which the notice of assessment is deemed to have been served, a notice
in writing of such objection stating the grounds upon which he relies.
(f) that pursuant to Section 16 of the Act (but subject to provisions of
Section 10 (3)* of the Act) the tax in respect of property will be due and
payable by the owners of property not later than sixty days after the date
on which notice of assessment is deemed to have been served. Accord-
ingly, it is the duty of each taxpayer to ensure that he receives a Notice
of Assessment;
(g) that the exemption has been allowed for 2008 on those proper-
ties which have been declared as owner-occupied residencies., and have
satisfied the conditions under Section 3(ii) of the Real Property Tax
(amendment) Act 2002. However, the owners are by law, required to
disclose to the Chief Valuation Officer any change in the circumstances
of occupation which does not entitle the property for the exemption al-
lowed. *(Section 40 is reproduced below);
(h) that pursuant to Section 7 (3) of the Act, persons receiving a No-
tice of Assessment and Demand Note for the first time should therefore
examine the columns marked "Tax payable for the year"and "Tax for
period to ," as it would indicate the amount
due for current and prior years.

(i) that if you are a Bahamian citizen/company and own improved
property situate in New Providence or a non-Bahamian citizen/company
(less than 60 percent of shares beneficially owned by citizens of The
Bahamas) and own property situate in the Commonwealth of The Baha-
mas and have never received a Notice of Assessment and Demand Note,
you are required by Section (8) of the Act to make a declaration of your
property not later than 31 st December, 2010. Declaration forms for this
purpose are available at the Valuation Section and should be returned
accompanied by documentary proof of Bahamian citizenship and in the
case of a Bahamian Company, a copy of the Company's latest annual
statement of return.
* Section 10 (3) is as follows:
"The Chief Valuation Officer shall dismiss any such objection unless
the whole of the tax payable under the Notice of Assessment shall have
been deposited with him or for good cause, the Chief Valuation Officer
determines that the objector shall be relieved of the requirements of this
subsection in whole or in part and is satisfied that the objector has com-
plied with any such determination which gives partial relief only."
Section 40 is as follows:
(1) Any owner who is granted an exemption under the provisions of
Section 42(l)(f), by reason of the property qualifying as owner-occupied
property, shall where he is aware of any circumstances or facts which do
not entitle the property to the exemption disclose to the Chief Valuation
Officer those circumstances or facts;
(2) Any owner who knowingly fails to comply with the requirements of
subsection (1) is guilty of an offense and liable on summary conviction
to a fine of one thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of three
months or to both such fine and imprisonment; and the court shall upon
conviction of an offender, in addition to any other penalty imposed, or-
der the offender to pay to the Treasurer a sum equivalent to twice the
amount of the tax which 'would have been payable but for the exemp-
tion had the disclosure been made;
(3) No limitation as to the time within which proceedings may be
brought for the prosecution of a summary offense shall apply to pro-
ceedings under subsection (2)."

David Cates

October 1, 2010

The Abaconian Section B Page 15

Seminar on "Shame" helps counselors

By Jennifer Hudson
It is a pity that the entire population of
Abaco and, indeed, the whole of The Ba-
hamas, could not have been present at the
very powerful seminar entitled Shame- The
Human Condition which was presented on
September 17 at the Christian Counseling
Centre by Dr. David Allen. Dr. Allen is a
well known psychiatrist with a wealth of
experience having taught Psychiatry and
Religion at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown
Medical Schools. He has been recognized
for his outstanding work in the area of co-
caine addiction, is a recognized expert in
all types of addiction and their causes and
an author of many books.
Dr. Allen has clinics in Washington,
D.C., and Nassau and has been actively in-
volved with the Christian Counseling Cen-
tre in Nassau since its inception 24 years
ago. Dr. Allen is now bringing his exper-
tise to Abaco to help hurting people here
and will be visiting once a month, working
between the Christian Counseling Centre
and the Auskell Medical Clinic.
Dr. Allen's message is that anger and
shame are rampant in our country and lead
to suicides and homicides, for deep down
they are the story of shame BUT there is
HELP and there is a sure way to make a
SHIFT from Anger (Shame/Fear) to Love
(Compassion). The way to do this is print-
ed at the end of this article and Dr. Allen
implores people to use it whenever they
feel angry, hurt or shamed.
"Anger is the most common face in the
Bahamas today, and this is the underly-
ing cause behind the spate of recent sui-
cides. A suicide happened on Abaco last


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* Breathe deeply for one minute with eyes
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body melts anger).
* Silence (Calms our heart).

* Simple prayer, "Lord have mercy" (The
source of love).
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Club News

Kiwanis Club paints
pedestrian crossing
By Canishka Alexander
Members from the Kiwanis Club of
Central Abaco worked early on Septem-
ber 18 to ensure that students remain safe
within their school zone. Their first project
was the placement of a pedestrian crossing
at St. Francis de Sales School.
While they are a service club, William
"Tony" Davis, president, said they are
focused on youth-related projects. They
have partnered with the police officers of
the Road Traffic Division, the Ministry of
Works, local government and the Marsh
Harbour Town Committee.
What they lack in membership, they
make up for in their commitment to our
youth. However, Mr. Davis said they still
need at least 10 more members to become
a charter club.
Nevertheless, Mr. Davis, David
Knowles, Louise Knowles, Neulissa Ma-
jor, Lynden Newbold and a Ministry of
Works representative, did what they had
set out to accomplish.
With the assistance of Sgt. Metelus,
cones were placed alongside the pedestrian

crossing as it was given several more coats
of white paint and allowed to dry, and Mr.
Davis walked back and forth directing on-
coming traffic.
Distinguished President and Lieutenant
Governor Elect Designate Edwin Thomp-
son was driving along Don MacKay Bou-
levard and noticed the Kiwanians hard at
work on the pedestrian crossing. He en-
couraged them and said how pleased he
was to know that a Kiwanis Club exists on
Abaco. He explained that similar and more
major projects are ongoing in New Provi-
dence where there are six clubs.
When they had completed the pedestrian
crossing, they were scheduled to hand out
flyers on safety tips throughout the com-
Toastmasters installs
new executive members
By Canishka Alexander
On September 17 the members of the
Toastmasters Lighthouse Beamers Club
of Abaco commenced with a special goal.
Deborah Pratt, Area Governor for the
Toastmasters Area 84 District was in at-
tendance for the club's installation of new
executive members.

Although the overall theme for the
group's 2010-2011 year is Guided by
Leadership with Heightened Oral Com-
munication, the theme for the installation
ceremony was Passing the Baton.
During her remarks, Ms. Pratt encour-
aged the Toastmasters to end the year as
a President's Distinguished Club and to
promote what Toastmasters is all about
with regard to self-development through
effective communication and leadership.
Part of achieving the title of President's
Distinguished means that the Lighthouse
Beamers Club will need to be observed as
a healthy club. The members will all need
to work hard toward attaining nine out of
10 goals.
President-elect Julieth Stuart-McCaf-
ferty told them that she is counting on all
members to glean all that they can from
each other. Immediate past president,
Kalesa Gibbs, who is also recognized as
a Distinguished Toastmaster, talked about
the formation of the club on Abaco two
years ago and how it has done so much
for her.
As Ms. Pratt read each one of the ex-
ecutive officers' respective duties, they

affirmed that they would uphold them.
Julieth Stuart-McCafferty became the
new club President; Kalesa Gibbs is the
immediate past president; Kenisha Cor-
nish, Vice President of Education; Taryn
Russell, Vice President of Membership;
Shanishka Bain, Vice President of Public
Relations; Charmaine Bonaby, Secretary;
Cynthia Wood, Treasurer; and Adrian
Wood, Sergeant-at-arms.
The following day, a training session
was held at the Dundas Town Burial So-
ciety for the newly elected officers. This
was followed by a tour of North Abaco
later that day and then their attendance at
St. Andrews Methodist Church on Sep-
tember 19.
More activities are expected to take
place during the month of October, which
is recognized as Toastmasters Month.
Toastmasters launches
youth program
By Canishka Alexander
The Youth Leadership Program is not
the only junior program to be introduced

Please see Clubs Page 19

Members of the Kiwanis Club are working to make our roads safer for students when
arriving or leaving school. Here they are painting a pedestrian crosswalk in front of St.
Francis de Sales School. 51/,' ,i are a Ministry of Works representative, David Knowles,
Louise Knowles, Neulissa Major, William "Tony" Davis, Sgt. Rachel Metelus and Lyn-
den Newbold.

The installation ceremony of the new officers of the Toastmaster Club was held on Sep-
tember 17. The officers are, standing, Adrian Wood, CQilhia Wood, Kalesa Gibbs,
Taryn Russell, Sl.,i'.i au Bain, Charmaine Bonaby and Kenisha Cornish and seated are
Deborah Pratt and Julieth Stuart-McCafferty.

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Three Kayakers raise
funds for Cancer Society
By Pleasants Higgs
Three local men from Hope Town took
part in a kayak fund raiser in Nassau for the
Bahamas Cancer Society the last weekend
of August. Chris Higgs, Justin Higgs and
Adam Lawrence along with 11 other par-
ticipants paddled over 32 miles from Ship
Channel Cay, Exuma, to Nassau on August
This event was dreamed up and coordi-
nated by Chris' brother, Andrew Higgs,
who wanted to finish something his father,
Monty Higgs, had wanted to do before be-
ing diagnosed with and dying from cancer.
In 2004 in a wooden kayak he built himself,
Monty along with his brother Peter Higgs
(from Nassau) and Dave Mellor (from

These three, Adam Lawrence, Chris Higgs a
kayaked 32 miles to raise money for the Baha
city. The race was held from Exuma to Nass

Freeport) paddled the entire Exuma Island
chain from Great Exuma to Ship Channel.
They were unable to finish the last leg at
the time, the crossing to New Providence,
due to bad weather. A few months later,
Monty was diagnosed with acute myeloid
leukemia (AML), which later took his life
in 2006.
This Abaco team has been training sev-
eral times a week since April and recently
prepared by paddling an 18-mile course
a few weeks before the event. Justin was
fourth across the finish line and second
overall for the single-man boats. The ar-
rival times varied from about eight hours
to 10.5 hours for the entire trip. All of the
paddlers were greeted by a large, cheer-
ing crowd at Glenmore Beach, the Higgs'
home in Nassau. The day continued with a
beach party, dinner and raffle to raise even
more money for the Cancer Society of The
It is an entirely ap-
propriate venue to re-
member a wonderful

spent on and around the
water. Many have been
touched by "Monts,"
and he will always be
S i -- remembered for his ex-
pertise and willingness
\ to share his knowledge
S, and love of the sea.
^ -- He was a competitive
swimmer, an accom-
plished spear fisher-
ind Justin Higgs, man, an avid angler,
amas Cancer So- a naval quartermaster,
;au. a skipper in the Baha-

mas yacht squadron, an Olympic crew for
the Bahamas in the Star Class, a boatman
par excellence, a commodore of the Royal
Nassau Sailing Club, a devoted husband
and father and most recently a proud kayak
builder and paddler. He also was a second
homeowner here on Abaco and had wanted
to retire to Hope Town one day.
In addition to the Nassau donations,
many local residents and business sup-
ported this effort and generously sponsored
these men. At the last count, the event's
donation to The Bahamas Cancer Society
was well over $50,000. If anyone would
like to make a contribution, donations can
be sent directly to the Cancer Society,
P.O. Box SS6539, Nassau. Please note in
the memo Monty Higgs Kayak Fund.
Abaconian is Housing's
Employee of the Year
By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Carol Elaine Martin-
borough, who has been selected as the Min-
istry of Housing's Employee of the Year
for 2010-
Ms. Mar-
was selected
as Housing's
of the Year
from ap-
proximately Elaine Martinborough
60 employ-
ees throughout The Bahamas and was
chosen upon evaluation by her superiors.
She received a certificate signed by the
Governor General and the Prime Minister.
Ms. Martinborough will shortly travel into

Nassau to compete for the Civil Servant of
the Year award. She, along with the Em-
ployees of the Year from all of the other
government departments, will be inter-
viewed by an independent panel of private
individuals. From these, the top three will
be chosen and the Civil Servant of the
Year will be announced the first week of
October during the annual Civil Service
When she was informed of this honour
on August 27, Ms. Martinborough was at
first shocked, then both excited and hum-
bled and realized that hard work pays off.
"This is the first time I have ever received
such an award, and I had to ask people to
pinch me," she stated.
Ms. Martinborough enjoys her work as
she loves helping others. "I enjoy assist-
ing people through filling in their forms
and walking them through all the process-
es, and it is very touching and rewarding
when we hand over the keys to their home.
She said that her award says a lot about the
people of Abaco for she could not have
done it without the support of her officer
in charge and her clerk. "I stand on their
shoulders and we make a great team," she
Ms. Martinborough has served as
Executive Secretary for the Department
of Housing since 2008. She first began
working for the government in 2004
with NEMA (National Emergency Man-
agement Association) and served with
the Department of Urban Renewal from
2005-2007. Prior to that she worked as a
legal secretary, substitute teacher and lec-

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People From Page 18
turer. Ms. Martinborough has continued
her studies over the years receiving a law
degree from the United Kingdom and has
most recently attended various courses in
Washington, D.C., and Canada. She has
assisted with many humanitarian organi-
zations such as Search and Rescue, Shel-
ter Management, Emergency Response
and the Juvenile Panel and she volunteers
with such groups as the Friends of the En-
vironment and Abaco Humane Society.
Ms. Martinborough is a staunch mem-
ber of the St. John the Baptist Anglican
Church where she serves as Lay Reader
and Chalice Bearer.

Clubs From Page 17

to students by the Toastmasters Interna-
tional Organization. The Gavel Club, a
junior Toastmasters Club, was another one
of its youth initiatives but has since been
discontinued. However, Deborah Pratt,
Area Governor, said the Youth Leader-
ship Program will now be offered and was
implemented to reach our youth.
"It is an eight-week program where we
go into the schools or any youth organi-
zation, and we basically teach our young
people communication and leadership
skills similar to what we do at our regular
meeting," Pratt explained.
She and Julieth Stuart-McCafferty, club
President, and Shanishka Bain, Public
Relations officer, attended an assembly
at Abaco Central High School and For-
est Heights Academy on September 20.
They were later joined by Taryn Russell,
Membership officer, and Adrian Wood,
Sergeant-at-arms, at Forest Heights.
Each after school session includes the
evaluation of speaking ability, presentation
of speeches, and group evaluation. Mrs.
McCafferty said the program was sched-
uled to launch during the last week of Sep-

Physiotherapy Services
at Auskell Clinic
By Jennifer Hudson
Dr. Sophia Neely now visits Abaco two
or three times each week from Freeport
to offer physical therapy at the Auskell
Medical Clinic. Dr. Neely treats babies,
children, adults and even pregnant women
when they have been referred to her by a
people think
of physical
therapy, they
tend to think
of massage,
but physio-
therapy in-
volves much
moresmut Dr. Sophia Neely
more," stat-
ed Dr. Neely. "People can be treated for
anything which prevents them from doing
a job so this incorporates orthopedic inju-
ries such as broken bones, sports injuries,
arthritis, multiple sclerosis, dizziness, low
back pain, spinal cord injuries and neuro-
logical disorders including stroke."

During a first visit Dr. Neely does an
evaluation involving certain tests to ascer-
tain what the patient can and cannot do and
what they need to be able to do. She will
then prescribe a series of hourly physical
therapy sessions and set out a home exer-
cise programme for the patient. "Physical
therapy is not as painful as people think,
and we have the patient's best interest at
heart," she says.
Dr. Neely received her undergraduate
degree from Florida International Univer-
sity and then attended the University of
Saint Augustine Graduate School of Health
Sciences, receiving a doctoral degree in
physical therapy.
Abaco will be represented
at US Boat Show
Capt. Sarah Gilmer will be representing
Abaco Sailing and Cruise Abaco to pro-
mote sailing in Abaco. She will be located
in the American Sailing Association's
booth in Annapolis, Maryland at the An-
napolis International Boat Show October

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The Abaconian

October 1st, 2010


Stunning estate residence located Beach front lot near entrance of har- "The Big House" is a 2 storey beach
on Ritz-Carlton's golf course. 9,970 bour with fantastic views of ight- house, with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,
sq. ft. with 7 bedrooms & 8.5 baths. house. Walking distance to beach. 80ft of beachfront and a dock slip.
$9,750,000. Ref. AS11098 $265,000. Ref. A511433 $549,000. Ref. AS11471

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LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660 sq. ft. with 80 ft. of beachfront in Abaco Ocean Club,
and a private dock slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
BRIGATINE BAY: 10,000 sq. ft. lot located in Treasure Cay, near running beach. golf
course, marina and restaurants. Starting at $85000. Ref. AS11385 or AS11387 or
BAKER'S CREEK: New development between Marsh Harbour and Leisure Lee.
13,500 sq. ft. of land near ocean. Lots are going quickly! $79,500. Ref. AS11368
REDUCED! GUMELEMI RIDGE, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. lot with great elevations.
$120,000. Ref. PS10603
GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground utilities and lots of
palm trees. Located on the peaceful Southern tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624
LUBBERS QUARTERS: Beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical land-
scaping and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
NEWI BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acres just 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour.
Unrestricted zoning. $149,000. Ref. AS11488
UTILE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160 ft. on the water,
ideal for a dock. $249,000. Ref. AS11389
REDUCED! WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200 ft. of beachfront on one of Abaco's
most stunning beaches. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities of the Ritz-Cariton man-
aged Abaco Club. $2,500,000. Ref. AS10803
TREASURE CAY: In a gated community and walking distance from one of the word's
most beautiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 3 3 90 r ft.
$50,000 for 1 or $120,000 for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 or AS11401 or AS11402
PRICED TO SEL! JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour
and Treasure Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455

Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3
bedroom penthouses in a gated de-
velopment with pool and dock.
Starting at S595,000. Ref. AS10903

Dreamy and colorful tum-key canal 'Southern Breeze' is a bodacious is-
front residence in Great Abaco Club. land getaway home with 3 bedrooms
4 bedrooms all with ensuite baths. and 3 baths. Great rental history.
$920,000. Ref. AS11449 $550,000 Ref. AS11496

Lovely 2 storey cottage, located in 'Sea View Cottage' boasts stunning
Abaco Ocean Club, just steps from water views from every room. Fully
the beach with a private dock slip. equipped with private dock slip.
$325,000. Ref. AS11474 $880,000. AS11450

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home just across Situated on a double lot this canal- 34 acres in Abaco's idyllic fishing and
from the beach, offering a large pool front home has a spacious floorplan boating waters, this private island is
and deck space for entertaining, with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. the perfect playground.
$749,000. Ref. PS10665 $1,350,000. Ref. AS11270 $7,000,000. Ref. AS11258


Set on 1.6 acres of lush grounds this Spacious and iuxuriousil furnished 4 Over an acre of stunning beachfront
home has 1 bedroom, 1 bath and of- bedroom, 4 bath canalfront home land with 100 ft. on the northern
fers great views and total privacy, with pool and 42 ft, on the canal. beach in Baker's Bay.
$599,000. Ref. AS11473 $1,199,000. Ref. AS10843 $4,250,000. Ref. AS11503
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Cozy 2 bedroom and 2 bath cortage
on over 1 acre of pristine waterfront
land in Black Sound.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11514

Estate Agent
Green Turtle Cay
T: 242 365 4191

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T: 242365 411
F- 24 365 4174

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A unique parcel of land with dramatic
views comprising 17,000 sq. ft. near
the club house.
$500,000. Ref. AS11263


Estate Agent
Marsh Harbour
T. 242 367-5454
C: 242 577-0277
neil@hgchristie. con

Mwsh HamOur
T. 242 387-54&
C. 242 5 M47S

A quaint coTlage with 150 ft, of pris-
tine beachfront. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
on 1.4 acres of elevated land,
$595,000. Ref. AS11353

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Estate Agent
Hope Town
T 242 366-0700
C: 242 577-8533
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A new and affordable private island
development. 1 bedroom and 3 bed-
room units. Luxury amenities.
Starting at $279,990. Ref. AS11336

'TreEscape' is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home on the hilltop among the trees.
Ocean views in quiet subdivision.
$798.000. P510596

A rare opportunity! 2 lots sold together
with private dockage in Abaco Ocean
Club. Total land is 28,317 sq. ft.
$245,500. Ref. P510664

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Mam~h HuE.,
T: 242 3574484
C: 2423584048

2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo.
Open floorplan with all amenities
nearby including pool and golf.
$494,000. AS11363


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A tucked away retreat with 2 bed-
rooms and 2 baths. Lush landscap-
ing and walking distance to beach.
$299,000. Ref. AS10648

$525 00-. Ref.AS11472

A 2 bedroom, 2 bath, unique beach-
front home with living and dining up-
stairs to fully enjoy the ocean views.
$525,000. Ref. AS11472



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