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VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21


NOVEMBER 1st, 2010


Maxwell's is officially

The Prime Minister assisted Ginnie Sawyer


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left, in a ceremony on October 21. He then assisted Ginnie Sawyer, wife of owner Chad Sawyer, in cutting the ribbon. Looking
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell.


opened

in cutting ribbon
By Jennifer Hudson
Maxwell's Supermarket and Queen Eliz-
abeth II have something in common; they
both have two birthdays. Maxwell's unof-
ficial birthday was on August 13 when the
new superstore quietly opened the doors of
its beautiful new building to the public. Its
official birthday, however, was marked on
October 21 in true celebratory fashion with
a grand opening and dedication ceremony.
Special birthday guest was the Hon. Hu-
bert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The
Bahamas and Member of Parliament for
North Abaco.
Following a walk through of the store,
the Prime Minister and other invited guests
took their seats for a welcome by Mistress
of Ceremonies, Rochelle Lightbourn, Hu-
man Resource Manager for Maxwell's.
Sheldon Hall, Manager of Save a Lot,
welcomed all those assembled to what he
described as "the newest, most modern
supermarket in The Bahamas which Chad
Sawyer was dedicated to rebuilding after
the devastating fire two years ago." A
prayer of dedication was offered by Pastor
Derek Benjamin, who asked God's bless-
ing on the store and all those who work
within that they may be safe from harm
and work with integrity and honesty. Prior


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Please see Maxwell's Page 2


Bonefish are tagged for

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to study bonefish, their numbers, growth, patterns of movement and other details. The
scientists feel that the bonefish are a very valuable resource and need to be protected.
They spent a week with local guides tagging about 300 bonefish. When bonefish are
caught with a tag, they hope the fishermen will report the tag number and location
to the head office. S/,im on the left is Capt Jody Albury. The two working with the
bonefish are Dr. Aaron Adams and Zack Jud, the sugical team. Terry Gibson was a
photo journalist. See story on page 5.



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school classes on Abaco preparing students to receive a high school diploma. These are
the students who completed their work and graduated on October 22. The ceremony was
held at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay and included students
from both Central Abaco and North Abaco. They are, front row, Valedictorian Alexis
Mclntosh, Randesha Mills, Greneka Johnson, Co-collegiatorian Stevo Curry, Salutato-
rian Thomas Baldwin and Esther Cornish. In the back are Valedictorian John Marshell,
Eltisha Grant, Salutatorian Chelsea Cooper, Rhonda Ambrister, Rochelle Laroda, Mary
Ann Curry, Ted Curry and Co-collegiatorian Patrick Alexis. See story on page 15.


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November 1, 2010


Maxwell's impressed(


Maxwell's From Page 1
to the coming to the podium of the Prime
Minister, Mr. Basil Been serenaded the au-
dience in his deep, commanding voice with
a powerful rendition of a song.
Prime Minister Ingraham expressed his
pleasure at joining friends and family of
the Sawyer and Roberts families to mark
the official opening of the new Maxwell's
Supermarket. He commended both Chad
Sawyer and Rupert Roberts, his partner,
for continuing and expanding their invest-
ments throughout our country. "This mod-
ern, well appointed store is a welcome
addition to Marsh Harbour's expanding
commercial district. The location provides
a convenient grocery service and contrib-
utes to the further enhancement and long
term development of Marsh Harbour.
Completed in August of this year, this new
45,000 square foot supermarket employs


130 persons, a significant employer in
Central Abaco," he stated.
Mr. Ingraham spoke of Chad's com-
pelling life's journey since leaving school
at the age of 14, saying that he had come
from similar circumstances, both being
raised by grandparents, and that he be-
lieved he knew something of the obstacles
Chad had overcome. "Today's ceremony
represents some of the life lessons Chad
learned along the way. Those life lessons
include a commitment to honesty, reliabil-
ity and persistence in the face of whatever
odds come our way. The other lesson Chad
learned is to harness one's God-given tal-
ents to embrace the many opportunities af-
forded by our blessed country. Our Baha-
mian archipelago has been described as an
Archipelago of Opportunities and avenues
for success for those who find reward in a
hard day's work," he stated. After extend-
ing congratulations and best wishes to Chad


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and Mr. Roberts for the continued success
of their business in the years ahead, Mr.
Ingraham declared the new Maxwell's of-
ficially open.
Chad Sawyer, President of the Price
Right Companies, thanked the Prime Min-
ister for his remarks. He apologized for
what he termed "being so naive" when,
after the fire which destroyed the previ-
ous Maxwell's, he declared that he would
have it rebuilt by Christmas of that year.
"I must have inhaled too much smoke that
night," he joked. He admits that he did not
realise what would be involved and said,
"Abaconians do not give up easily and I
wanted the best, most modern supermar-
ket in the country. My goal was to make a
difference in the way customers shop with
friendly, courteous staff and wider aisles,
good parking and pleasant restrooms. A
high level of service is our goal and the


t opening
staff underwent six months of training be-
fore the store opened."
Mr. Sawyer thanked firstly the share-
holders for their confidence and then all
of the persons and companies involved in
the design and construction of the store.
His wife, Ginny, received special thanks
for standing by him through it all. After
27 easy years, he told her that he knew the
last two had been hard, but he vowed to
get home a little earlier now that the store
is finally open. Finally, he thanked the cus-
tomers and announced that November 18
will be Customer Appreciation Day. "We
will be going crazy with deals, deals and
deals!"
The ceremony closed with the official
ribbon cutting by Ginny Sawyer and Mr.
Ingraham. Following the ribbon cutting,

Please see Maxwell's Page 6


The three grocery businesses, Maxwell's, Price Right and Sav a lot, together employ
about 130 people. Many of them, dressed ,.u,, id in uniforms and all with identification
tags, attended the opening ceremony of Maxwell's held on the parking area outside the
store.


The interior of Maxwell's was beautifully appointed with many tables of appetizers and
hors d'oeuvres. 51,/,', is Prime Minister Ingraham greeting one the the employees -i /i/i'
owner Chad Sawyer looks on.


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3763
SHEREE'S WAY 220 FT OF POWDER WHITE
SAND 6 bed/l7 bath nanny's apt., guest
cottage, garage, fully furnished. $2,575,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE MOVE IN! 4 bed/l5 bath,
5.000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$2,490,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


OCEAN VIEW Newly redecorated and spacious
4/4 on stunning beach hi prime location just moments
from the village. Dock option. US$2,400,000.
Kerry.Su livan@SothebysRealty.com


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PLANE TO SEA HARBOUR FRONT- 4/4 with NORTH STAR-WATERFRONT Island style 2 bed 2
105 ft of protected deep water & 130 ft. of dockage. bath home with breezewayconnectionveryprivate,
One of a kind. Trades welcome. US$ 1,300,000. shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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SUMMER WINDS LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME in
DornosCoe.3b2bLnewlv renovatestefuIlydecorated.
Dock slip with lift atTahiti Beach. US$1,250,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


-IErTC IUVVLNI i ELBOCJVV CA. fA /Lz
CLOUD NINE- 2 bed/2 bath home on North End.
Near great beach for snorkeling, I 0 min golf cart
ride to all amenities in HopeTown. US$485,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5047
ROBEmsHousE-WHI-ESOuND 3 bed 2 bath starter
home. 15,000 sq ft lot- ocean views from second
level. Beach access around the corner.$295,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #5284
HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGE
Two cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded
dockage and beach across the street $399,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234
CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE 2 bed 2 bath and
detached efficiency. Quaint and cozy, it even has a
pool. Steps from public dock. $950,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4920
ALLAMANDA updated interior. 2 bed 2
bath plus upstairs apartment. Oversized
lot with tropical foliage. US$480,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


HERON VIEW SEA OF ABACO VIEWS -
Large wooded lot on North End, 40'
dock slip, walk to town. US$266,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com










LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY -ABAcO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
bath cottage with AC on the water. Community
dock. Extra lot available.$349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com











TILLOO CAY #4317
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE -
Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


Laurie Schreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.367.5046 t 242.366.0035


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AERIE OCEANViEWS Why wait? Buy your island
getaway,3 bed cottage nestled inthedunes,easy beach
access,dock slipgreat rental history. US$695,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Wallk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$475,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5754
LOT 70B 12,610 sq.ft building site I block off
the Atlantic with ocean views & beach access.
Communitydockwithin walking distance B$ 185,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com










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


TILLOO CAY #4947
TOP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand
new construction with views for this price?
Short walk to beach & dockage.US$235,000.
Lau rie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer
Estate Agent EstateAgent EstateAgent
t242.577.0298 t242.367.5046 t 242,367.5046


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


DUNWANDERIN The perfect little cottage in the
heart of Hope Town. 3/2 built in 1890, completely
renovated & restored, like new. US$499,000.
Keriry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HrtOTcOJvvwi I LB uwvCvA 25La8o HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5707
TOP OF THE WORLD OCEAN VIEW White VERDE VISTA BUTTONWOOD BAY- Partially
Sound 2 bed, 1.5 bath, bonus room, retail space finished 2000 sq. ft., 2 storey home. Close to
on main floor,shortwalkto beach. US$400,000. shared dock, Village & beaches. $399,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


LUBtEKRS QUAKIERS #4516
SUMMIT -IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #5409
SUNSET VIEW 2 bed I bath beachfront
cottage nestled in the trees with large
deck and private boat basin. $575,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#4161 Atlantic Dream Dorros Cove oceanfront, dock slip, 20,000 sq.ft. $450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5029 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140' on theAtlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point- Lot I I 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View North End lot with Sea of Abaco views protected by restrictive
covenants, 18,000 sq. ft.. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5753 HopeTown Point Lot 70A NEW LISTING I 1,350 sq. ft. building site on the north
end. One block off the Sea ofAbaco. Close to sandy beach. B$ 165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5754 Hope Town Point Lot 70B 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 ofTilloo Cut & Atlantic. $475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4313 New Settlement- Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End Lot 5 la Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End Lot 51b Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 North End Lot 66 Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 ftr
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
Atlantic Ocean, Sea ofAbaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $180,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot Stunning views. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately I 1,450 sq. ft $ 150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#5049 Lot 4 EastView 1 1,181 sq.ft with designated dock slip. $165,000. Jane Patterson
#4713 North End Lots 2 & 4 Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
#4714 Interior Lots 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500- $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner


TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3738 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 10 Beachfront lot. NEW PRICE $270,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4558 Tilloo Beach Subdivsion Lot 22 Waterfront. $335,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
hrisAury #3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $290,000. Laurie Schreiner
Estate Agent Member of the Bahamas MLS
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Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
throughout three luxurious villas. Other features include a fully equipped dock in a
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@coldwellbankerbalanias.com


Lubbers Quarters DayBreak
) acre sea to sea property comprising 3 Man-O-War 3 bed/3 bath home on
bed/3 bath residence and 1 bed/i bath double oceanfront lot. Exquisite views
cottage. Property has large dock. Great of the Atlantic Ocean. Wrap around
possibilities. porch and 150' of rocky shoreline.
$1,980,000 Ref#7167 $1,200,000 Ref#7205
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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
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Lubbers Quarters
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky
shoreline and beaches. A smaller wa-
terfront portion is also available. Site is
perfect for single or multi family use.
$795,000 Ref#6454
pleasants@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Treasure Cay I reamI i Cay
2 bed 2 bath condo within the presti- 2 bed/2 bath unique villa close to the
gious resort community of Treasure Cay. beach in prestigious Treasure Cay. This
Features lovely harbour views manicured villa is offered fully furnished and corn-
grounds and close to all amenities. mands views of the beach.
$325,000 Ref#7195 $449,500 Ref#7247
shirley@coldwellbankerbahamas.coln sluirley@coldwellbankerbahainas.conm


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
neighborhood.
$1,200,000 Ref#6965
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


Simmon's Place
Marsh Harbour 4 commercial spaces
and 2 rental units on main tourist strip.
8,760 sq.ft. total of investment op-
portunity.
$495,000 Ref#6766
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Schooner Bay
2 bed/2 bath harbourfront island cottage
in planned community. Price includes all
permits, land, cottage, appliances, land-
scaping and a private dock in the harbour.
$647,500 Ref#7164
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Joe Bookie's Bay
Bookie's Bay 2 bed/2 bath home on
4 acres of natural unspoiled property.
Features 130' of beachfront and com-
manding views.
$500,000 Retff7079
mailin@coldwellbaikerbahanas.com


i-uanlll Liay
Wake up to this view! Charming 3 bed/3
bath furnished cottage on Dolphin Beach.
Quiet community but close to all the action
on Guana. Great rental history.
$825,000 -Ref#7310
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Hope Town
Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
Town's amenities.
$560,000 Ref#7095
pleasants@coldwellbankerbaham as.corn


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Long Beach
1/4 acre lot in quiet subdivision. Fea-
tures community beach access. Close
proximity to Schooner Bay develop-
ment.
$45,000- Ref#7201
mailin@coldwellbuitkerbahamas.coii


lmue aarnour
12,399 sq.ft. lot with amazing views
overlooking the peaceful community of
Little Harbour. Amazing building site.
Foundation for guest house completed.
$110,000 Ref#7176
mailin@coldwellbankerbaliamas.com


Summerwinu
Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
the ocean.
$249,900 Ref#7196
maijin@coldwelbaiukerbahamas.com


CneroKee Souna
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
mailin@ecoldwellban kerbahaim as.com


Leisure Lee
3 bed/2 bath home on double lot.
Features an open floor plan. Screened
in wrap around porch offers the best in
outdoor entertainment.
$280,000 Ref#5366
mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.com


VACANT LAND


Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away. $55,000 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000


Balama Coral Island 10,000 sq.ft. slightly elevated. $22,500


Sand Banks Creek 1.2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $75,000


Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. From $30,000 Lubbers Quarters Water-front 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 $45,000 Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55' of ocean. $950,000
Bahama Coral Island 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000 Hope Town Harbourfront lot. Views of the lighthouse. $850,000





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November 1, 2010


The Abaconian Section A Page 5


Research is aimed at


By Jennifer Hudson
Six marine scientists from the United
States and Canada, all members of the
Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, have recently
spent seven days on Abaco carrying out
important research on the bonefish popula-
tion here. On their final night I met with
Mick Kolassa, Board Director; Dr. Aaron
Adams, Director of Operations; and Zack
Jud, Marine Scientist, to learn in detail ex-
actly what their research entailed.
The scientists explained that their main
motivation is to be proactive in protect-
ing one of The Bahamas' most lucrative
resources the bonefishing industry. The
Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is a non-profit
organization dedicated to using science to
understand the bonefish and tarpon popula-
tion on the planet.
"Normally people wait until after the
fact to do something about it, but we want
to provide as much information as possible
to guides, bonefish lodges and government
agencies in order to be proactive in pro-
tecting the resource," stated Dr. Adams.
"People do not realise how very important
the bonefish industry is for The Bahamas.
It is of huge economic value and provides
a large portion of its overall economy. This
huge part of the economy will be lost if the
bonefish habitat declines," he warned. He
gave examples of some countries such as
St. Croix where, due to adverse methods
of fishing like using nets, the bonefish pop-
ulation has been wiped out which is huge-
ly detrimental to the country's economy.
"Bonefishing is an economic engine often
ignored or taken for granted," he stated.
Mr. Kolassa explained that so far very
little scientific information is known about
the bonefish. "There is still a lot we don't
know but we are learning," he stated.


"Much work has been done in the Florida
Keys but recently The Bahamas has been
the focal point. It has been found that the
bonefish population is smaller in the Keys
and that the population in The Bahamas is
robust and more abundant. The bonefish
population in Florida has declined 80 per-
cent over the past 40 years. The Bahamas
is a good place to study and help protect
the bonefish so that the same thing does not
happen here," he stated.
Work has also been carried out on Eleu-
thera where age, growth rates and hook
retention has been studied at the research
station at the Cape Eleuthera Institute.
Movement patterns have been studied
on South Andros, Exuma, Long Island,
Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and now will be
studied on Abaco. "This tells us to what
extent the islands are connected and if they


Cindy Pinder, secretary of the Abaco Fly
Fishing Guides Association, is showing a
bonefish that has a tag by its dorsal fin.
This has an identifying number and infor-
mation for fishermen to contact. The fish-
ermen need to give the date and location of
catching the bonefish.


protecting bonefish

can be treated as one fishery," explained inserted in more than 3
Dr. Adams. ing the seven day resei
All week on Abaco guides, scientists spaghetti tag is a thin w]
and anglers were out from sun up to sun inserted a short way into
down tagging bonefish to determine their quick and simple process
spatial scale of movement. The scientists inch length left projecting
were assisted by 12 local independent ber and the website of
bonefish guides whom they said worked Tarpon Trust is visible o
very cooperatively along with them with portion of the tag.
admirable enthusiasm and camaraderie. The scientists are req
They were accompanied one day by Jer- fisherman finding a tag
emy Saunders, Superintendent of Fisheries record the number and c
on Abaco, so that he could observe the tag- independent guides or
going procedures. The Bonefish and Tarpon on Abaco or go to the v
Trust is working in collaboration with The bone.org to report it. In;
Bahamas National Trust and the Ministry number, they would like
of Tourism. where the fish was caught
Much praise is due to the Abaco bone- is the aim of the group to
fish guides who so willingly gave of their fish in the waters of Ab;
time and expertise and whose contribution tiple year project which
was valuable during this very significant and the members of the A
event. They are Captains Buddy Pinder, Guides Association will c
Paul Pinder, Jody Albury, Joe Bodie, efforts of tagging fish..
Dee Albury, Danny Sawyer, Clint Kemp,
Kirk Bain, Rick Sawyer, Donnie Lowe, Please see Bonefish
O'Donald McIntosh and Tony Russell.
Mr. Kolassa stated
that the Abaco guides
had noted that before
full moons beginning
in October and for a
period of the next few
months, there were
large aggregations of
fish so the overall plan
was to tag as many fish
as possible during their
visit in October. Spa-
ghetti tags, so named Twenty-five bonefish had sonic tags implant
because they exactly mens. This required a small incision that w(
resemble a piece of cons will pick up radio signals from these i
spaghetti, have been give details of the fish's movements.


300 bonefish dur-
arch project. The
aite tube which is
the fish in a very
; with about a two
g out. A tag num-
the Bonefish and
on the protruding

questing that any
gged fish should
contact any of the
bonefish lodges
website www.tar-
addition to the tag
e to know roughly
it and its length. It
o tag 2,500 bone-
aco during a mul-
began last year,
Abaco Fly Fishing
continuee with their


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Bonefish From Page 5
Sonic tags have been implanted in 25
bonefish over the length of 18 inches dur-
ing this project. These tags are larger than
the spaghetti tags and have to be surgically
implanted. An incision approximately an
inch long is made and the sonic tag is in-
serted under the skin; then the incision is
closed with a few stitches. Twenty black
cylindrical beacons have been placed in
the waters at various strategic locations,
and these will pick up readings from the
sonically-tagged fish which will give the
scientists much valuable information in de-
termining their movement patterns.
"Bonefish travel great distances and
some which were tagged in the Florida
Keys have since been found on Andros.
Bonefish can live for more than 20 years.
A 22-inch bonefish here is about 12 years
old while in the Keys one of the same size
would be only six years old," informed
Mr. Kolassa.
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lindrical beacons, which are about one foot

Maxwell's From Page 2

all of the guests were invited inside to view
the store and enjoy light refreshments. The
dignitaries were seated at beautifully laid
out tables and served by members of staff
while other guests wandered through the
store which was certainly decorated in its
birthday best with striking flower arrange-
ments and tables all around lavishly laid
out with delicious appetizers. The food,
catered by Elliott and Darlene Sawyer, was
quite sumptuous and was topped off by
a birthday cake for the special occasion.
Eston Sawyer provided live music during
the reception.
The store remained closed during the
ceremony which was held in the beauti-
fully landscaped parking lot under white
marquees to shield guests from the after-
noon sun. The marquees were very taste-
fully draped with the national colours and
the designer touch was on everything right
down to the satin covered chairs.
Guests included the Minister of Hous-
ing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell; Edison
Key, Member of Parliament for South Ab-
aco and his wife, Cathy; members of local
government; and many local and interna-
tional suppliers.


tall and are attached to buoys or concrete
blocks, look rather like bombs. While
they are harmless, persons are asked to
PLEASE NOT TOUCH. Just leave them
totally alone since they track the sonic
markers and are very important in the pro-
cess of tracking the bonefish. The sonic
tagging will assist in determining where
the fish spawn so that those areas can be
protected and not become major areas of
development. He reiterated how important
the bonefishing industry is to the country
and stated that people who come to bone-
fish spend twice as much per capital as the
other tourists.
The scientists were thrilled with their
entire Abaco experience. Mr. Kolassa was
accommodated by the Delphi Club on Roll-
ing Harbour, Dr. Adams and Mr. Jud at
the Abaco Lodge on Bustic Bight and the
remainder of the scientists were hosted
in private homes. "It has been a fantastic
week, much better than we had anticipat-
ed. Bonefish can be unpredictable but they
have really cooperated. The people here
have been very supportive and hardwork-
ing. We have covered a lot of ground and
have fished in the south, north and central
Marls, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point,
Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Cooper's
Town and Green Turtle Cay. We owe a
huge debt of gratitude to the independent
guides who were very keen for us to come
and do this. We would never have been
able to do it without their help. They all
worked together and put in a huge amount
of time and effort voluntarily," stated the
scientists.
Cindy Pinder, Secretary of the Abaco
Fly Fishing Guides Association, recruited
independent guides to participate in the
event and organized the guides' schedules
on a daily basis to ensure that all of the
scientists and anglers could tag as many
bonefish as possible during this historic
week-long event. She thanks all of the par-
ticipants and emphasized the huge contri-
bution made by the members of that associ-
ation. "The amount of time that the guides
put in during the seven days was equivalent
to 40 days of guided fishing with a value of
$20,000 invested for conservation."



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Good fishing practices will

help preserve bonefish
The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is very of lip gripping devices is best avoided.
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and has produced a leaflet listing best bonefish from beneath the head and be
practices which they would like everyone ly. Devices and cloths can cause injury.
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Fight Time
Always land a bonefish before it is
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One hundred years ago Abaco's logging
operation at Wilson City was the envy of
the country with electricity, an ice plant
and a railroad with steam locomotives
bringing logs to the mill from the depth
of the forest. The new BEC road from
the highway into the plant at Wilson City
follows the original railroad right-of-way
which then was only 12 15 feet wide.
The pine forest was harvested in 10 15
mile radials from the mill, that being the
limit of the company's railroad track. Once
harvested, the entire operation moved and
the cycle began again.
Logging was the prime employer on
Abaco from the early 1900s until 1943
when the last sawmill at Cross Harbour on
the southern coast closed and the operation
moved to Pine Ridge on Grand Bahama.
For those so inclined, remnants of the
railroad can still be seen on the Cross Har-
bour shore. Artifacts are also found from
the earlier sawmill and dock at Millville,
close to the Fast Ferry dock east of the


inis was one of me men wno markea five
i ,.uilbY trees per acre that were left to re-
seed the forest. The terrain did not allow
for normal replanting.


Sandy Point airstrip.
James Crockett contributed to Abaco's
economic climb when he established his
3,000 acre farm in 1954 south of Spring
City. His farm operation provided steady
seasonal jobs and was the forerunner of
Abaco's economic boom. Scott and Matt-
son Farms bought the Crockett operation in
1958 and operated with a substantial labour
force of immigrant Haitians.
The Marsh Harbour airport opened in
1957 or 1958 giving travelers easier access
to Central Abaco and its cays. Previously,
air arrivals were by seaplane bringing only
a few people to Hope Town and Green
Turtle Cay. Hope Town remained the seat
of government for Central Abaco until
1960 when government functions moved to
Marsh Harbour.
The mailboat from Nassau reigned su-
preme for freight and groceries from Nas-
sau with occasional freight coming direct
from Florida.
In 1959 logging returned full force with
the arrival of the Owens Illinois pulpwood
operation at Snake Cay. The company
came with 500 employees plus wives and
children, probably totaling 1,500 or more
persons. The woodcutters, who were pre-
dominately of Turks Island origin, were
brought with their families and their houses
from Grand Bahama and re-established at
Lake City, near the entrance to Casuarina
Point. Nothing of consequence remains at
this site as the houses were moved to An-
dros when the pulpwood operation moved
there in 1966.
Owens Illinois also established Spring
City in 1959 for the Bahamian supervisory
staff. Over the years, it has grown into a
sizeable community.
Snake Cay became the center of opera-
tions with an ocean-going barge arriving
every six days from Jacksonville. The
barge took pulpwood to a paper mill in
Jacksonville and returned empty. Well,
not really groceries, cars, furniture and
equipment were unloaded at Snake Cay un-
der the eyes of a resident customs officer.
In 1960 or 1961 the logging operation
was expanded with the addition of a second
barge and the establishment of Campbell
Town. This was for Haitian woodcutters
who came from the farming operation.
The payroll from the pulpwood opera-
tion worked its way into the Marsh Har-
bour business community resulting in ex-
panded and new business opportunities.
The pulpwood operation moved to An-
dros in 1966. Looking to utilize the roads,
dock and housing left behind, the company
ventured into growing and processing sug-
arcane. For a variety of reasons this was
not successful, and the operation was shut
down in 1970.
Owens Illinois did a lot to open up Aba-
co. Besides the infusion of payroll money,
it built roads that extended the length of
Abaco. This opened the island to trade and
allowed residents to be mobile.


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The Editor Says...


Woodcutting
The sugar operation cleared 20,000
acres of land for growing sugarcane. It is
this land south of Spring City that is now
being used for five- and 10-acre farm plots.
The land was carefully cleared without the
use of rippers, so whatever topsoil existed
remains on top.
It was the logging roads that opened up
Abaco and allowed the connection of its
far-flung communities. The original roads
were just crushed and rolled limestone.
In recent years government has paved the
main highway north and south allowing
motorists to access either end of Abaco in
about an hour's drive.
Roads and farmland are probably the
two greatest assets left by the logging and
sugar operations.
The Snake Cay dock has been eyed by a
variety of interests but remains as a silent
sentry to better times. It is used occasion-
ally for sand and gravel deliveries and an
occasional scrap metal exporter. The sheet
metal piling around the dock is showing its
age, but it could be easily renovated if an
economic reason existed.
Why is this historical glimpse into past
logging interesting? Well, the forest is be-
ing viewed again, 45 years later, as a re-
newable resource to be harvested. A Nas-
sau company is submitting proposals for a
woodcutting operation and was leased 20
acres of BAIC land on the road leading into
the BAIC farmland south of Spring City.
The company began a pilot operation with
the view of using the Abaco pine for fin-
ished wood products. Flooring and a vari-
ety of wooden moldings were two products
being considered. This is in contrast to di-
mensional lumber and pulpwood being the
end product years ago.
Its two main machines, a portable saw
and sizer, were on the site for a month or
more but have subsequently been moved.
We understand that the Bahama National
Trust told the company a month ago to
cease until all permits and licenses were
in place.


Owens Illinois carried pulpwood from the forest to the dock at Snake Cay in large pallets
each weighing about 38 tons. The pallets were moved by huge forklifts that loaded the
trucks in the woods, offloaded the trucks at the dock and then loaded the pallets onto the
barges.



etteks to the gditok


Clarifying the
electrical riser problem
Dear Editor,
This to respond to person upset about the
Ministry of Works electrical requirements.
The requirement for an electrical riser
diagram is not something that is new; the
requirement has just not been enforced
on Abaco until recently. The Ministry of
Works on Abaco now has a full time elec-
trical inspector who trained under Nassau
Works' staff for several months before be-
ing stationed here.
The requirements being enforced here
are no different than the requirements be-
ing adhered to in Nassau. The riser dia-
gram is something that should be prepared


by the building owner's licensed electri-
cian and should be included in the electri-
cian's price to do the electrical works on
the building. We do not force the owner
to use any particular electrician; the owner
is free to solicit prices from any licensed
electrician he or she chooses.
It has been my experience in seven
years of living on Abaco that there have
been too many mysterious fires causing a
great deal of damage. I believe many of
these fires have been caused by faulty elec-
trical work. Enforcement of building code
requirements, particularly with regards to
electrical work, can only benefit owners
and occupants of buildings and the public
in general.
John Schaefer


Again
Between BAIC which assigned or leased
them the 20 acres, the Bahamas National
Trust which seems to be involved, and
other government agencies that would be
expected to be involved, more information
should become available. Although we did
not see the pilot operation, several persons
did see it and had conversations with the
employee operating the portable mill. Al-
though the equipment has been moved, it is
believed to be on Abaco.
It is to be expected that some will com-
plain about harvesting the pine. However,
is this any different from harvesting craw-
fish, grouper or sponges? The key to har-
vesting our natural resources is making
harvesting is sustainable. This means har-
vesting in a manner that does not destroy
the resource's ability to regenerate.
Rules and regulations exist related to
crawfish and grouper to allow for their
reproduction. It is an inexact science that
takes years of observations to determine
the right rules. The forest should be used
in the same context. The pine should be
harvested in a scientific manner with ap-
propriate rules that are monitored and
enforced. This should be easier than es-
tablishing the rules for things underwater
which are harder to monitor.
Forestry science is well understood and
documented, so establishing a harvesting
regime should not be overly cumbersome.
The comments we have heard about the
operation are to the effect that the com-
pany wants to harvest trees that are fire-
damaged, unhealthy or salvaged from land
clearing. It should be acceptable to harvest
our pine trees only if we leave a healthy
forest.
We don't believe that the final chapter
on woodcutting, lumbering or tree harvest-
ing was written 45 years ago when Owens
Illinois moved to Andros. It appears that
a new chapter is about to be written on
Abaco's forest potential. We look forward
hearing more on this project.










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Auskell Clinic helps
the community
By Jennifer Hudson
Angie Collie, Managing Director of the
Auskell Medical Clinic, has a desire to
"give back to the community" and to this
end she organized several special events
for the month of October. Several persons
assisted with her outreach programme and
generously offered their services free of
charge.
Since October was Breast Cancer
Awareness Month, Auskell Medical Clin-
ic placed emphasis on the importance of
mammograms. On October 15 and 16
mammograms were offered free to special-
ly needy persons who were recommended
by the Department of Social Services and at
a 50 percent discount to all other persons.
Nikiea Watson, a Radiological Technician
stationed at the Rand Memorial Hospital
in Freeport and who is registered with the
American Society of Radiographers, car-
ried out the mammogram screenings on
those two days. She said that the turnout
of persons coming in for screenings was
high and that the patients expressed their
gratitude for the reduced fees. Since the
response was so good, it was decided to
further offer the same reductions every
Saturday for the remainder of October.
Both Ms. Watson and Ms. Collie


stressed how important regular mam-
mogram screenings are. "Early detection
makes it easier if there is a problem. Mam-
mograms can pick up cancer a lot sooner
than a person can feel it. Once a person
feels a lump, the cancer has probably been
there for a year," stated Ms. Watson.
Mrs. Collie also stressed the importance
of regular mammograms and stated that al-
though it is normally recommended that all
women over the age of 40 receive yearly
mammograms, that age has been reduced
to 35 years for The Bahamas due to the
genetic makeup of Bahamian women. She
wished to thank all those women who have
taken advantage of these screenings.
The free eye tests for students were ex-
tended to each Saturday during the entire
month of October since there was such a
large number of children who were unable
to get seen by ophthalmologist, Dr. Du-
randa Ash, during the first offering. The
response during the first two days was
overwhelming and Dr. Ash and Ms. Collie
did not want to leave any student untested.
Albury's Ferry Service and Green Turtle
Ferry Service came on board to assist and
donated free ferry rides for any children
coming across for the eye tests.
Fifteen minute of free stress-relieving
massages were offered in the Auskell Spa
on October 23 with massage therapists
from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco offering

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their services. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. that
same day a free seminar on weight control
was offered which included information on
how to eat healthy, cancer prevention and
weight management. Persons attending
were shown a series of beneficial exercises
using stretch bands and balls.
The month will end with a visit to Hope
Town by personnel from the Auskell Clin-
ic for a free health fair involving talks and
the taking of blood pressure and sugar lev-
el readings among other things. They will
be joined by a group from Baptist Health
Centre in Miami, who will speak about
what their facilities offer in the way of pri-
vate health care.
Abaco's first
funeral home opens
By Canishka Alexander
Lynden Williams, proprietor of Ever-
lasting View Funeral Home, opened Ab-
aco's only funeral home during the month
of October. He thinks it is a good move
for Abaco because residents will no longer
have to go to Nassau unless the deceased
happens to be a murder or traffic accident
victim.
Mr. Williams has eight years of experi-
ence as a mortician. Everlasting View of-
fers everything from the preparation of the


body, purchase of the coffin, affordable
pricing and transportation for the funeral
service. So with everything being local-
ized, Williams is supporting many of the
local businesses in town particularly with
the printing of obituaries.
Currently, Everlasting View Funeral
Home is open for business on Don MacK-
ay Boulevard across from Dove Plaza.
Business hours are Monday to Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. If there is a body
for viewing, business hours are extended
until 6 p.m. on Fridays. While Mr. Wil-
liams said he does a lot of travelling, he
has administrators like Kayla McPhee in
place to provide service to those in need.
The telephone number is 367-1272.
Robbery at Maxwell's
parking lot
By Mirella Santillo
A robbery that took place in Maxwell's
parking lot ended with the recovery of the
most of stolen items and the apprehension
of one of the suspects.
In the evening of October 5th Ellen
Sands was shopping at Maxwell's with one
of her colleagues, Barbara Foreman, who
had given her a ride in her truck. They
Please see Central Page 10


| .,i Home Fabrics moved a into much larger facility on Don MacKay Boulevard earlier this
S5 .- --," fall. With a greatly expanded inventory the shop offers a variety of items including this
Auskell Medical Clinic offered free eye exams to all school students. The response to giant Halloween. It can be seen on the sidewalk outside the shop.
this offer was overwhelming on the first day so the Clinic offered it on Saturdays for the
remainder of the month of October. Albury 's Ferry Service and Green Turtle Ferry of-
fered free transportation to all students on the cays wanting eye examinations. During
October Auskell also offered mammograms for half the normal cost and held a weight "\1 --s '\ \
management seminar. ,


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Agape Christian
School holds first
Art Explosion
By Canishka Alexander
Two days before the school would en-
gage in its Art Explosion 2010, Cecile Al-
bury, Agape Christian School's principal,
was excited about the event. The two-day
event was expected to draw artists and ven-
dors from all over the island, and feature
school art exhibitions, a kids' craft station,
face painting and a variety of food items.
The Art Explosion was held on October
15 in the evening and October 16 during
the day. On Friday night the art show of-
fered a dinner sale with choices of lasagna
or spaghetti served with garlic bread or
Caesar salad at a cost of $10, and on Sat-


urday hot dogs and burgers were available
throughout the day.
Mrs. Albury expected vendors from
Cooper's Town to Sandy Point and the
cays to be a part of the event. Her husband,
Troy, had come up with the idea for the Art
Explosion 2010 after visiting several art
shows. He thought it would be more eco-
nomical to feature the work of our local art-
ists and students as a way to let those on the
island know what can be produced here.
She expected to have a good time be-
cause of the people who were coming.
"We have some of our students displaying
some of their art from classes that they've
done, and some of them are actually trying
to sell the things that they have made," she
said. "We've got wonderful artists on staff
who is working in the Art Department as
well as wonderful students who are artists


The Agape Christian School Art Explosion featured many local artists including several
students. 51,.'11, here is the booth of Rhonda Pearce with her photographs. She is show-
ing them to Pam Pinder.


themselves along with a lot of parents.
"Maybe this year it will be a small
beginning, and next year we can have a
fantastic time even better than this year.
Our theme this year is Excellence Lives
Here and our goal is to make sure that ex-
cellence starts with us," Mrs. Albury ex-
plained.
At Grace Gym vendors set up an as-
sortment of paintings, jewelry, photogra-
phy, woodwork, straw work, boat models,
shell craft, quilts and sewing craft as music
played lightly in the background.
Corella Sands from Cherokee had set up
her quilting and sewing crafts at the front
of the gym and was thrilled to share her
experience. She's been involved in her
type of craft for some time, and before
her husband Stuart Sands passed away,
he used to work along with her doing his
wood work. Most of her crafts featured a
Christmas theme. She sold some items.
Christmas tree skirts, custom designed T-
shirts, bags and baby quilts were among
her crafts. It was something she liked to do
and had learned to sew from her
grandmother and mother. Her
daughter, Vonda Bethel, also
does quilting and sewing. Mrs.
Sands said it is definitely a tradi-
tion that runs in the family.
Next to her booth was Little
Star Creations by Amanda Dar-
ville, which showcased an array
of beautifully handcrafted jew-
elry. She displayed hair combs,
napkin rings, candle holders,
decorative pins, bathroom dec-
orations and an ice bucket ac-
centuated with pink-hued shells. Jewelry


On the opposite side of the gym, there
was more displays of woodwork, jewelry,
paintings and photography, souvenir and
gifts items and even illuminated conch
shell lamps.
Kayleigh Sands, a 19-year-old artist,
had numerous oil and acrylic paintings
laid out. Her interest in art was sparked
when she was in her last year of school,
and since then she's been doing her paint-
ings. Most of her paintings captured the
vibrant colours of things found in nature.
Ms. Sands had a good experience and had
sold a few pieces. Some of her work is fea-
tured in Blue Sky Art Gallery.
One vendor acknowledged that her
items may have been too highly priced
for this type of event, so she didn't do too
well. Overall, many of the vendors were
grateful for the experience, but suggested
that the event be held in a different month.

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dollar. Miss Cecile said that some parents School can choose from a number of pro-
School From Page 1 were gracious enough to double the amount grams offered after school to assist them
Others said that changing the month may requested for their children to dress up. She either academically or athletically. Prin-
not make a difference because of our econ- was extremely pleased because the proceeds cipal Huel Moss Jr. likened the school's
omy's state. were donated to the Cancer Society at a time campus to a busy subway station at rush
when they were celebrating Breast Cancer hour as he listed the BJC and BGCSE
Heroes Day Awareness Month in October. classes, the Maritime Cadet Corps and the
celebrated at Agape S C. Bootle's students Defence Force Ranger programs that are
By Canishka Alexander n l offered, and the volleyball and basketball
On October 13 students of Agape Chris- participate in election \,practices that are held.
tian School seemed to form a rippling ef- By Canishka Alexander The BJC and BGCSE classes are offered
fect as they wore the radiant colours of the Recently the campus of S.C. Bootle from Monday to Thursday. On Thursdays
Bahamian flag in support of National He- High School was bustling with excitement The winners of the election held at S.C. the Maritime Cadet Corps and Creole
roes Day. as everyone got involved in elections that Bootle High School were Felicia Romer, classes for teachers are held. Monday and
Principal Cecile Albury believes their would determine who would become the Deputy Head Girl, and Damian Light- Wednesdays are reserved for the Rangers,
act of patriotism was two-fold. She told the school's head girl. According to Princi- bourne, Head Girl. and volleyball and basketball practice takes
students that they not only honoured our na- pal Huel Moss, Jr., the elections were in two weeks. place Mondays and Fridays.
tional heroes, but they also supported the full swing at the school earlier in the fall, The Prefect Committee put forth its With a student population of about 330,
Abaco Cancer Society by participating in and candidates Felicia Romer and Dami- best effort to ensure that the election pro- Mr. Mosskestimates thato70 to 100 students
the Out-of-Uniform Day and paying one an Lightbourne displayed posters, gave cess was as realistic as possible. Students, tke part i the after-school programs that
speeches and campaigned feverishly for teachers and support staff had to register are offered each day. However, if more
and go through the complete voting pro- students had access to reliable transporta-
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stamp-pad ink to confirm voting, dance could possibly increase.
RWhen all was done, Damian Light- "The majority of our students are bused
Whenoticoel al wansa dne, andr L Pto school, which means when the buses
bourne emerged as the winner, and she is to school, which means when the buses
head girl with Felicia Romer as her deputy. leave when school is dismissed, they have
I "The entire election process went very Tro leasure toCay as well as Greeown TurHaven toCay
well as students got an opportunity to Treasure Cay as well as Green Turt
democratically choose the candidate of and Norman's Castle. Most of the students
their choice in true general election fash- who stay after school are from the Black
ion. After all, many of them in the upper Wood, Fire Road and Cooper's Town
school may be realistically voting in the communities along with the few outside the
community with parents who can pick them
next general elections in 2012," Mr. Moss up or arrange transportation. The numbers
concluded, up or arrange transportation. The numbers
would be much larger if our students had
S. C. Bootle offers secured transportation to get home in the
The students at S.C. Bootle High School responded well and were enthusiastic about the afternoons," he reasoned.
election of the school's head girl. These are students at a rally showing support for the after-school programs
candidate of their choice. The school officials made the election as realistic as they could, B Canishka Alexander Please see School Page 14
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School From Page 12

However, for the ones who are fortu-
nate to take advantage of the programs,
Mr. Moss said that they have shown im-
provement in their athletic and academic
skills thus far. "There has also been some
improvement in overall behavior and disci-
pline throughout the school although there
is always room for improvement," he com-
mented.
To assist the school as it makes these
types of improvements, two members from
the community have volunteered to work
with the Physical Education team because
P.E. teacher Jose Torres of Cuba left the
school this year. They now have one P.E.
teacher remaining, Denise Taylor, who
serves as the school's senior mistress.
"The school welcomes these volunteers
as they help to bridge the gap and strengthen
the relationship between school and com-
munity an important link in producing ex-
cellence in education," Mr. Moss said.
Students learn about
Broad Creek restoration
By Samantha V. Evans
Many students on Abaco had the oppor-


tunity to learn more about the restoration
of Broad Creek at Witches Point that took
place on October 20th. Kristin Williams
from Friends of the Environment and Lau-
ren Yeager, a marine biologist from Flori-
da International University, visited several
schools. Ms. Yeager told the students that
the purpose of this project is to undo the
damage done to Broad Creek. She ex-
plained that Broad Creek was once a tidal
creek. A tidal creek has water flowing in
and out from the ocean. It has mangroves,
corals and sea grass in he area that are
homes to baby fish, conch and crawfish. It
is a nursery for baby fish such as grouper
and snappers.
Tidal creeks become fragmented when
water cannot flow from the ocean anymore
because of a blockage or a break. In The
Bahamas the most common blockage is a
road. Mud builds up where the blockage
develops. The effects of this are that the
water is too salty and too hot and is bad
for the animals that live there. As a result
of this the fish do not flourish. An un-frag-
mented environment has a lot of fish, but
when the environment is fragmented, only
a few remain in the area still open to the
sea.


In order to restore Broad Creek, they
will have a backhoe dig the road up to
place culverts that will allow fish to move
freely through the water. They will remove
mangroves opening up channels for the
water to flow.
A similar restoration took place at Cross
Harbour four years ago.
Abaco Central
honours Abaco heroes
By Canishka Alexander
In honour of our nation's heroes, the So-
cial Studies Department of Abaco Central
High rallied its staff and students together
for a special assembly that was themed
Outstanding Abaconians. A number of
guests were invited to participate in the as-
sembly including Dr. Lenora Black, Dis-
trict Superintendent.
During her remarks, Dr. Black empha-
sizing the points that were read in a poem
by one of the students. She said that any-
one can be a hero if they want to be one.
"Each of you has the innate ability to be a
hero," she acknowledged.
Pastor Silbert Mills, keynote speaker
began by talking about Capt. Leonard
Thompson who fought as a bomber pilot
in World War II in the Royal Canadian Air
force. He talked about the young women
who served as midwives years ago and
who could easily be identified as heroines
when there were no medical facilities or
emergency flight services. He mentioned
Capt. Ernest Dean and Capt Sherlin Boo-
tle, who both have major highways named
after them for their contributions.
He added the names of two individuals
who had done so much for the communi-


ties of Dundas Town and Murphy Town
with regard to education and its develop-
ment, yet were not known by many. They
were Godfrey Cooper and Preston Swain.
Together, he said the two men convinced
the British government to place a school
between the two communities to provide
education for their children.
The focal point of his speech was his in-
troduction of Paul Pinder, who became the
youngest recipient of the Queen's Badge of
Honour at the age of 28. Mr. Pinder re-
called how a church group called the Back
to the Island Singers had visited Abaco at
that time. His father had sent him to take
them to the airport, but for some reason
he didn't leave. Tragically, when the plane
took off with the group onboard, it did not
clear the pine trees at the end of the runway
and ended up clipping its wings. The plane
began to rapidly descend leaving billowing
smoke in its wake.
Frightened and fearing the worst, Mr.
Pinder said he followed the trail of black
smoke. The first person he encountered
was the injured pilot, and after he had lifted
him to a safe distance, he went in search of
the other passengers. He met three others
along the way, but soon found out that a
woman was still trapped inside the burning
plane. Because he couldn't get the seatbelt
off her and the heat was so intense, Mr.
Pinder walked back outside the plane.
"Before I realized what had happened,
I was back in the plane again and grabbed
a hold of the seatbelt, and it came unfas-
tened," he stated. Eventually, he was able
to pull the woman to safety as well before

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Later some ,f di,'.i' students worked on forming channels in Broad Creek at Witches Point
to allow tidal waters to flow through the entire creek system. The creek systems are very
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the plane was consumed with fire.
Toward the end of the ceremony, stu-
dents gave character sketches of Capt. Er-
nest Dean and Mother Merle Williams.
University will offer
advanced degrees
By Canishka Alexander
Representatives from Bakke Graduate
University, which is located in Seattle,
Washington, travelled to Abaco on Sep-
tember 23 to inform the Abaco public about
the university and to talk about the masters
and doctorate degrees being offered.
Robert Steinhagen, Vice President of
Advancement, told the audience that much
of what they are doing can be summed
up in the university's mission to develop
Christ-centered leaders who change global


cities. Although they have an internation-
ally-based faculty, all courses are taught in
the English language.
The class format is called a hybrid
format, which utilizes a unique combina-
tion of online and in-person courses. Dr.
Gwendolyn Dewey, Academic Dean, said
the courses are broken down into nine-
week segments in which the first week is
more of an orientation week; the second
week places a professor onsite and then
the next seven weeks incorporate online
courses with a combination of assignments
and projects.
Partial scholarships and admission re-
quirements are determined on a case-by-
case basis, and Dr. Dale Dan, Director and
Professor of the Master of Arts degrees,
said they are working diligently to supply
books at a low cost. Special student status
is available for students who do not have


an undergraduate degree. In this instance,
they create something similar to a profile
on the student to see what type of experi-
ences, seminars or projects they have been
involved in that will help to demonstrate
that they are prepared for graduate school.
There are presently eight representatives
for the program in The Bahamas. Enid
White is the university's Abaco coordinator
and Willamae Bowe is an education men-
tor from Freeport. Also joining the group
was Dariano Joseph, an IT technician, who
will provide assistance in the area of con-
sulting, networking and computer-related
resources for the university.
Classes are tentatively planned to begin
in January for Freeport, February for Ab-
aco and in March for Nassau. Essentially,
each course requires a range of 20 to 30
students to form what is called a cohort.
Dr. Dan said that cohorts can be formed on
different islands or countries.
Bakke Graduate University is one of the
leading schools in theological education
and has been approved by the Bahamas
government to operate in The Bahamas.
It is accredited by the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation, an accrediting
organization in the United States, among
other high-ranking agencies.
Dr. Brad Smith, university President,
was also with the group.
Recent update
Since their visit to Abaco in September,
Bakke Graduate University is quickly be-
coming a great option for those pursuing
a higher education, and the university's
representatives have been receiving word
from many who are interested in earning
their masters and doctorate degrees.
On October 8 Dr. Dale Dan, director


and professor of the Master of Arts in So-
cial and Civic Entrepreneurship degree
program, announced that the Freeport
courses are now listed on the university's
website and are scheduled to begin on Jan-
uary 20, 2011.
It is awe-inspiring to see The Bahamas
listed among so many countries like Chi-
na, the Middle East, India and the United
States that are offering the university's
courses. The list of courses includes those
on faith, culture, law, ethics and business-
related courses.
On October 5 the Freeport News included
a photo of Dr. Gwendolyn Dewey, the uni-
versity's academic dean, and Willamae Bowe,
an education mentor from Freeport, who re-
ceived 60 scholarships for Abaco students.
Archbishop visits
St. Francis de Sales
By Canishka Alexander
On October 15 the staff and students of
St. Francis de Sales School celebrated the
visit of the Catholic Archbishop, Patrick
Pinder; Claudette Rolle, director of Catho-
lic Education; Dario Lundy-Mortimer,
chairman of the Catholic Board of Educa-
tion; and Father Roger.
Octavia Dean McIntosh was elated to
welcome the school's special guests during
the special assembly and told them their
presence was greatly appreciated.
Students from the primary school per-
formed a recitation, the school choir en-
tertained with a musical selection before
Mr. Lundy gave them his best wishes for
the remainder of the school year. It was

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A graduation ceremony by Scholastic Institute awarded 18 students high school di-
plomas. The classes were taught by Abaco teachers under a program provided by the
Philip Roy Academy in Florida. S/i, 11, are Roodatram Kawalram and Nadira Kawal-
rum, the two instructors for the classes held in Cooper's Town, and Chervon Morley
and Vincent Coakley, the two instructors for the classes held in Central Abaco.


For the past six months 18 young
adults have been studying to complete
their high school education. They re-
ceived their diplomas at a graduation cer-
emony on October 2 at St. Simon by the
Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay.
Thirteen were from North Abaco with
five being from the Marsh Harbour area.
The courses were taught by local teach-
ers using the curriculum offered by the
Philip Roy Academy in Largo, Florida.


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his first visit to the school, according to
Josephine Giraud-Kumar, the school's
principal.
Quitel Charlton, who served as modera-
tor, continued by turning their attention to
several teachers who would be honoured
by the Catholic Board of Education for
their dedicated service of 10 years or more
to Catholic education in The Bahamas.
Once again, Mr. Lundy assisted with the
presentation to the honourees. "Now the
teachers who are going to be recognized
for their longstanding service to Catholic
education completed 10 years or more in


2009," the Archbishop said.
Those honoured included Hazel Lorene
for 12 years of service; Cecil Simon 10
years; Coreisa Kemp, 11 years; Miriam
Fredericks, 19 years; Victoria Bootle, 14
years; and Monique Curry, 21 years. Prin-
cipal Josephine Giraud-Kumar had accu-
mulated 30 plus years in her longstanding
service to Catholic education.
Head Girl Shanae Knowles made a pre-
sentation to Archbishop Pinder before he
made his remarks. She presented a cheque
in the amount of $2,100 on behalf of the St.
Francis de Sales school family which will
go toward the endowment fund of Catholic
education. She said that Catholic education
is recognized worldwide as an exemplary


Several representatives of Bakke Advanced University held a meeting in Marsh Harbour
to tell interested persons about the school's program that combines theological education
with business and other academic subjects. It offers only advanced degrees but has a
program that combines actual classroom sessions along with online studies. Si ,11,i is Dr.
Dale Dan, Director and Professor.


model that others wish to emulate and that
the school was proud to contribute to its
continuation throughout The Bahamas.
Archbishop Pinder said that it was
good to be at St. Francis de Sales. He was
touched by the way he and his colleagues
kept being referred to as family and how
they were constantly reminded that they
were home.
"I was touched by that, and I thank you
for it. I was particularly pleased, too, to
receive this gift from you and the amount
of the gift. I must say that I have been re-
ceiving contributions to our endowment
fund from the various schools, but none so
far has come even close to this," he stated.
"This is not just an expression of gratitude;
it's also an expression of confidence in the
future of Catholic education."
He said it is also customary for the arch-
bishop to leave a practical message for the
school he visits. At a time and date to be
announced, he said the message to Princi-
pal Giraud-Kumar will be that the school
will be given a holiday.
Toward the end of the ceremony, all of
the teachers were given an opportunity to
meet with their honorary guests.


Friends introduces
early childhood pro-
gram
By Samantha V. Evans
Friends of the Environment held an
Early Childhood Environmental Educa-
tion Daily Routine Plan Pilot Program at-
tended by teachers for grades K to grade 2
early in the school year. The program was
conceptualized by Enzil Cooper, who was
the presenter. The seminar began with the
participants singing songs, reciting poems,
painting, and planting seeds in an effort
to show them how to get their students to
keep their environment clean, survey the
classroom area for trash and discard what
they found, plant a tree to keep the earth
beautiful and keep rats and roaches away.
Mr. Cooper believes that building a habit
of responsible actions is important for a
healthy earth and future generations as
well.
The aim of the program is to influence

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daily classroom routines that will assist
young students in creating an awareness
of environmental issues through authentic,
practical applications. The plan focuses
on litter prevention and beautification. To
evaluate the effectiveness of the programs,
educators will be required to complete
monthly survey reports for three consecu-
tive months.
Representatives from Friends of the
Environment will make courtesy calls to
see how well the program is going. The
program is very interactive consisting of
songs, poems, pledges and trash charts.
The participants enjoyed learning about
this program and some of them were plan-
ning to start the activities immediately.
Each participant received a certificate of
participation.


Toastmasters Started
at Abaco Central
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 13th Toastmasters Light-
house Beamers started a junior chapter
at Abaco Central High School. The main
objective of the junior arm is to teach the
students the art of public speaking.
On the first day Mrs. Jewels, a local
toastmaster, told the students about the
rules and expectations of them as Toast-
masters. The students got their first effort
at public speaking at their second meeting
when four students presented on the topic
What Makes Me Unique. The students
spoke about their personal attributes, tal-
ents and interests while others spoke about
their hobbies, abilities and looks. At the
end of each speech the other students evalu-
ated the speakers. The coordinator told the


Early in the school year Friends of the Environment met with teachers of the lower pri-
mary school grades to introduce a program to make students aware of the need to pre-
serve their environment and keep it clean. The teachers were quite enthusiastic about the
program that will be ongoing through the school year.


students what areas they needed to improve
including body language, speed, word pro-
nunciation and eye contact.
The students see the club as an opportu-
nity for them to improve their confidence
level especially when it comes to speaking
in front of others.
This club is open to students from other
schools as well and so far one student at-
tends from Forest Heights. The students
are updated weekly as to what they will be
learning. To date there are approximately
15 students in the club.
Boys' Reading
Challenge is launched
By Samantha V. Evans
The Fifth Annual Boys Reading Chal-
lenge was launched on October 1st at Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School under the theme
RESPECT Find Out What it Means! This
theme was chosen because the Ministry of
Education has chosen to promote respect as
one of the five "R's" this school year. The
coordinator of the program took time out
at the outset of this challenge to speak to
the students about the theme. The students
were told that respect speaks to the way a
person treats another. Respect can also be
shown to self and the environment. They
can respect self by not doing things to hurt
their body by smoking, drinking or engag-
ing in deviant behavior. They can take care
of the environment by planting a tree, not
littering and by not polluting the ocean.
This year 75 boys registered for the
reading challenge. The boys were re-
minded that in order for them to win the
laptop, they have to successfully read 50
books and write at least 50 book reports.


The awards ceremony will be held in No-
vember at the school.
Junior Anchors
hold election
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 14th an election was held
for officers of the Central Abaco Primary
School Junior Anchors for the 2010-2011
school year. The students had to write a
speech that told what they plan to do to
make a difference in the office they are
running for.
There are approximately 38 members of
the Junior Anchors. These members took
part in the Rainbow Pilot Club's Walk-
a-bout held on September 25th. The pur-
pose of the event was to assess the needs
of those in the Marsh Harbour community.
One of the goals this year is to reach per-
sons in the Central Abaco area that are nor-
mally left out when they distribute items in
the community. The Rainbow Pilot Club
meets the 3rd Friday of every month at the
Social Services Building at 7 p.m.
Students learn about
drug prevention
By Samantha V. Evans
As a part of the mandate of the Royal Ba-
hamas Police Force, officers are required
to visit schools and speak to students about
the dangers of illegal drugs. W/Sgt. Rachel
Metelus spoke to the grade six students at
Central Abaco Primary School about ille-
gal drugs.
She stated that illegal drug use is one of

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the results of social ills or in other words
poverty. There are many types of drugs
but she discussed only three: marijuana,
cocaine and alcohol. She told the students
that the first two drugs are illegal while
alcohol is legal. Sgt. Metelus told them
about each of the drugs and the effects they
can have on their body. Even though the
first two are illegal, it is alcohol that is the
most abused. It can cause liver disease, af-
fect one's vision and brain, is addictive and
can reduce sensitivity to pain.
She told the students that if they are
found with any of the illegal drugs, they
will be arrested. It is an offense against
the country to use them as well, she told
the students. If convicted, they will spend
time in prison. She told the students that
once they have a criminal record, it ends
their chances of employment with 90 per-
cent of employers and they cannot travel to
the United States. Sgt. Metelus added that
most jobs require drug testing.
The students were told to remember
that some drugs remain in their hair three
months or longer. Further, Sgt. Metelus
told them to make good choices. If they
know someone who smokes illegal drugs,
they should not ride with them because if
they are stopped by the police and illegal
substances are found, all persons in the ve-
hicle will be charged. The students found
this alarming especially since they do not
believe that it is fair that the innocent per-
son be charged. She told them that the po-
lice will have no way of knowing whose
drugs it is if the culprit does not confess.


New administrator heads

Agape high school
By Canishka Alexander
According to Principal Cecile Albury,
Jocelyn Taylor is the new deputy head of
Agape Christian's high school and just
joined them this year. Mrs. Albury said
Mrs. Taylor is in charge of the high school
where the enrollment increased from 60
plus to 99 students for the 2010-2011
school year. Despite the increase, she said
there is still room for more students.
Taylor is excited to be at the school.
"I'm just amazed at what God has done.
At this school the parents and everybody
are very cooperative, helpful and pleasant.
We're doing all that we can to see that the
students are educated; we're doing what we
can to teach them about the Lord and just
make them good citizens," she declared.
Mrs. Taylor and her husband, Wallace
Taylor, the new Manager of Common-
wealth Bank, recently relocated to Abaco
from Nassau.

Abaco Student attends

Leadership Summit
By Samantha V. Evans
Abaco student Yonick Aaron, a 12th
grader of St. Francis de Sales School,
recently returned from Washington, DC,
where he attended a People-to-People
Leadership Summit. Yonick along with
fellow delegates from other countries par-
ticipated in a very rigorous educational
learning experience.
When he arrived, he thought that it
would be boring and that he would be
surrounded by nerds. But instead he met
some amazing delegates and they quickly
became friends. The leader of the delegates


was Bradley Cook, who was excited to
lead the group. There was a packed itiner-
ary for the week. Activities included class-
room sessions and field trips to historical
sites around Washington. Yonack said
that some of his favorite activities on the
program were the motivational lectures,
especially the lecture on Seven Habits of
Highly Effective Teens. He also enjoyed
presenting his action plan for his commu-
nity which is to raise funds through many
fund raising activities to help sick people
who cannot afford medical expenses. He
plans to speak to relevant authorities to put
this plan into action very soon.
His team's challenge was another favor-
ite of his. This challenge dealt with taking
a leap of faith by performing a physical ac-
tivity where the team had to climb the top
of a tree, then jump to hit a ball. Aaron
was scared but admitted that the activity
gave him encouragement to dream big.
Yonick further stated that there is no
limit to success and plans to work even
harder to achieve his goals. "This program
made me grow personally," he explained,
"in that I learnt to improve my leadership
skills and now I feel more responsible and
confident that I could be a fearless leader.
This program gave me a taste of college life
as well. It made me value my time more
and commit myself to completing given as-
signments in a more timely fashion."
He had an opportunity to write a letter
to a soldier fighting in Iraq. He could not
believe that he was afforded such an awe-
some opportunity. The letter thanked the
soldiers for fighting for the United States.
When the day came to leave, Yonick stated
that he did not want to leave. He explained
how the night before they all stayed up late
and talked about the experience they had.
Yonick was awarded with an outstand-


ing academic certificate and ten college
credit hours. He added that this program
was more than he expected and encourages
other students to work hard so that they too
can experience a program like this one.

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Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire -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 &
S.Florida
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
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
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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
Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 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


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


Bring errors & revisions
to our attention
Revised 1 Oct 10

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


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


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


Section A


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants Services Transportation


Page 19


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only : Provides ride from
town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers........................ $$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue Marlin .........................$ ............. 367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .........$$$ .... 367-4444
Gino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ........................... 367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jamie's Place .....................$ ............. 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............. 367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken ...... ....367-2615
Mandarin Chinese ........................... 367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ ............. 367-2366
Pinacle ............. ................ ........... ....
Pop's Place ........................ $ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ............. 367-4460
Snack Shack ..................... $ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........ 367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches ................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ ............. 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
Man-O-War
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 .....................$$$ .............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts..........................
Harbour Cafe ....................$ ............. 365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............ 365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$ ............. 365-8469
Traveller's Rest ............................... 365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.....................$$$ ........$$$ ..... 365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro .............$$ ............. 365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ ............. 365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ ............. 365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .......$$ ...... 365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$............. 365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant...................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn ............................365-4161
Pineapples .................................... 365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ....................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners ................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ............................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........$$$ .... 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge ................... 366-4477








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."SEAVIE W" Dolphin Beach Estates 24,292 s.f. 0.557 Acre -"LONG BAYSOUND" -24,565 s.f. 0.5639 acres 105' of
BERKLE BLU 31,000 s 0.7116 Acretions 100overlooks 136'prime waterfront great elevations fabulous views of Delia's Black Sound frontage Ideal home site dock site possible combine
rfAtlantic ocean frontage -275'depth Great 000 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.
surfer's be 12 $395,000. dock on shoreline -8'depthat MLW- #GGVl1118 $368,000. ."OCEAN VIE LOT" 22,141 s.f -0.508 Acre overlooks
GREAT GUANA CAY "PARADISE" 12, 141 s.f. 0.278 Acre lot with views of pristine beaclhfont on Atlantic side snorkeling reef just off shore -
.'II f.\) N' SEA" Fabulous waterfront building site two parcels Atlantic ocean. One lot from beach great value 15'elevations Great view close proximity to Green Turtle Club.
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. 1.588 Acres 241' of Sea of Abaco easement to beach. #GGV1138 SOLD $199,000. #GTV1157 $294,500.
frontage great elevations to 42' above sea level #GGV 1112 $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 SOLD ONLY. 1 LEFT) Dock Access -
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 in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with "Lost building site Unobstructed views of Coco Bay Public dock access- MAN-O-WAR CAY
Shaker" for a total of68,138 s.f. 1.56 Acre site. #GGV1156 $674,847.
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easement to beach. #GGV 1000 $460,000. additional acreage available. #GTV 1008 $307,000. 141 Hillside Developer Parcels" Over 1/2 Acre with
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VOLUME 18


NUMBER 21


NOVEMBER 1st, 2010


Creek at Witches Point is opened

Students assist in cleaning channels for water flow


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Broad Creek at Witches Point was blocked by a road that crossed the creek with a causeway, leaving part of the creek without cir-
culation and access to open water. Dr. Craig Layman of Florida International University is supervising the work of opening up the
creek. Heavy equipment dug up the road placing four big culverts under the road, then replaced the road. Big Cat donated this initial
work. Channels have to be opened to allow the water to move in and out with the tides. Magrove swamps are the nursery for most
of our reef fish. By opening the creeks, it gives a much larger area for fish to develop. Dr. Layman's first project on Abaco was at
Cross Harbour on the south coast of Abaco that he carried out in 2006. It has made a dramatic difference in the health of the creek.


By Timothy Roberts
Following the success of the creek res-
toration project at Cross Harbour in 2006
Friends of the Environment along with
Florida International University professor,
Dr. Craig Lehman, undertook another res-
toration at Broad Creek at Witches Point
during mid-October.
The restoration of Broad Creek involved
excavation by heavy equipment to remove a
portion of road near Camp Abaco, placing
four large PVC culverts, then rebuilding the
road on top of the culverts. Finally, excess
mangroves had to be removed to allow for
the tidal flow to reestablish itself unhindered.
This was done on October 13 with heavy
equipment and labour donated by Percy and
Shannon Albury of Big Cat.
After the excavation was completed, Dr.
Lehman and his student assistants, Lauran
Yeager, a doctoral student, and Dinorah
Chacin, an undergraduate student, carried
groups of students from Central Abaco Pri-
mary School, Agape Christian School, Cy-
ber Learning, Abaco Central High School,
Hope Town Primary School and Every
Child Counts through the wetlands to as-
sist in the removal of selected mangroves.
Please see Broad Creek Page 2


Preliminary census

shows Abaco with 16,025
See story on page 17


Students learn about many

careers and how to prepare


Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night
Green Turtle Cay November 6 6:30 10 pm
$10 fee Ferry leaves TC 6:15 pm, returns 10:15 pm
Great Prizes Delicious Food Dancing Bonfire


Landfill has many problems

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These students from S. C. Bootle High School are interested in pursuing a career in the
field of medicine. They are discussing the wide variety of possible careers in this field
with Yasmine Austin of Auskell Medical Clinic. See story on page 6.


Rose Mary Roberts Library

Book Sale


November 13


S9 to 12


Treasure Cay 0 365-8055 or 365-8862


The Ministry of the Environment's landfill expert, Thomasina Wilson, second from left,
was on Abaco on October 13 and 14 to see the status of the landfill located inland from
Snake Cay. Ms. Wilson was not pleased with the situation at the landfill. She felt that
the management of the landfill needs to be under the direction of a scientifically-orient-
ed technician. While she was here, she reviewed the dumps or transfer sites on Elbow
Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Others in this group are Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman
of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee; Kimilee Wells, Manager of the Environmental
Health office on Abaco; Clay Wilhoyte, who has the garbage contract on Elbow Cay.


By Timothy Roberts transfer stations in H
Landfill scientist, Thomasina Wilson, O-War, making both
Deputy Director of the Department of ful discoveries.
Environmental Health, came to Abaco After a preliminary,
to inspect Marsh Harbour's landfill, in-
land of Snake Cay, along with the refuse Please see Landfill


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Environmental Health views landfill and dumps


Landfill From Page 1
she addressed a specially convened meeting
of the Central District Council on October
13 which was initially given the authority
to manage the site. The Council's annual
budget was increased by approximately
$500,000 for contracted work at the site.
Ms. Wilson was extremely disappointed in
the condition of the site and preferred to
call it a poorly managed dump rather than
a landfill. She expressed her opinion that
the site had been extensively cleaned and
tidied in anticipation of her visit.
Visiting the Marsh Harbour landfill sev-
eral times during her two-day trip, Ms.
Wilson stated that it is "not being run prop-
erly," and "it needs to be taken in the right
direction" so that it functions as a landfill.
She noted that very little of the site has


been operated as intended. With everyone
pointing to others for the failure of the op-
eration, she was quick to say that the system
failed with all concerned sharing equally in
its failure. This included the Department of
Environmental Health, the Central Abaco
District Council and the contractor.
She noted that numerous problems ex-
ist at the landfill and found evidence that
the site has been environmentally compro-
mised. It was seen that the liner in the main
cell was severely torn by heavy equipment.
The liner prevents migration and contami-
nation by leachate and its toxic constituents
into underlying ground water. She noted
that the leachate was not being recycled
and reduced in volume as intended, but she
acknowledged that instructions and provi-
sion for the handling of the leachate were
not in place.


Ms. Wilson was concerned that the
remaining stockpile of excavated quarry
used to cover the biodegradable refuse ap-
peared to be much less in volume than she
expected.
She was dismayed with the condition
of the site and said, "It is being run as a
dump and not a landfill." The site has been
compromised with many infractions of the
contract and commented, "I am recom-
mending that this operation goes back out
to tender to have a scientifically-oriented
person take this over," she said.
She was of the opinion that the site man-
agement should be overseen by technical
persons within the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health. She commented that the
Council did not have the technical knowl-
edge to oversee the operation and the con-
tractor did not have the scientific ability to
operate as specified in the contract.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting of
the Hope Town District Council arranged
for visits to the refuse transfer sites on El-
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bow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. The trans-
fer stations on both cays hold the collected
refuse until there is sufficient quantity for
a barge to take it to Marsh Harbour and
subsequently to the landfill.
After viewing the Hope Town transfer
station, Ms. Wilson stated that it was "in
immaculate condition and is being man-
aged properly." She was impressed with
the cleanliness and organization of the site
which has recently been placed under the
management of Hope Town residents Clay
and Christian Wilhoyte. A large chipper
reduces yard waste and trees from land
clearing to useable mulch which remains
on the island. This significantly reduces the
volume of refuse sent to the Abaco landfill
with related savings in shipping costs.
The Man-O-War transfer station is clean
to the extent that there is a gazebo and pic-
nic table next to the site's entrance which
impressed her. She noted the need for a
Please see Landfill Page 7


Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of Environmental Health, was greatly concerned that
the liner of the cell holding trash has been badly compromised. This means that the toxic
material that the liner was there to contain is ineffective, allowing the toxins to seep into
the groud and into the ground water.


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viewed the Hope Town transfer station with Clay Wilhoyte, who collects the Elbow Cay
garbage and maintains the site. She was very pleased with the orderly, clean site.


LA-E"E \L Th 9IA AflW.


THE CAYS
Guana Cay Residential Lot
Guana Cay Lot 93A & 92B
Guana Cay Coconut Thyme
Lubbers -Abaco Ocean Club Lots 39&40
Guana Cay Lot#97
Green Turtle Cay Joyless Point


$ 75,000
$129,000 each
$569,000
$110,000 for both
$579,000
$475,000


MARSH HARBOUR
Sunrise Bay Lot 12 -13,266 sq. ft. Hilltop $238,000
Sweetings Village Lot 45 "SALE PENDING" $47,500
Sweetings Village Lot 54 & 56 $125,0Q0.
Sweetings Village Lot 55 & 57 $125,000
"NEW" 5 Residential Lots on
Stede Bonnet Road starting at $78,000
New commercial 2.05 acres next to Maxwell's $245,000
Sweetings Village Lot#32 "TRIPLEX" $585,000
High Rocks -4 Bed/3 Bath $673,000


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k=, .. IN, oWJOT'ering Only 6
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Predevelopment Prices
Lot#9 $ 49,900
Lot#8 $ 49,900
Lot#7 $ .59,900
Lot#6 $ 59,900
Sea- tio-S'ea4 Bedl2 Batl_,ihe ot#5 $139,900
$950,000 Bring.Offirs! Lot#4 $149,900
SOUTH ABACO
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91 $45,000
B.PS. Lots 5 & 6 Sec 4 $30,000 each
Schooner Bay Estates Lots 2 &3 $17,500 for both
Yellow Wood Cottage $229,000
Bahama Pi.fm Shores one acre 100' beach $249,000


NORTHABACO
Bahama Coral Island
Leisure Lee 4 Lots from
Joe's Creek Lot#12 "REDUCED"
Treasure Cay Lot #8 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #9 Block 190
Treasure Cay Lot #8 & 9 together
9.6 Acres Just North of Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Lot#78 BI. SI


$16,000
$43,000
$43,000
$68,000
$79,000
$128,000
$229,000
$69,000


Bill I nompson or tlaine I hompson
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GREEN TURTLE CAY #4776 GREEN TURTLE CAY #4936 GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208
SUMNER ESTATE 64 acres of prime land, ideal for GILLIAM BAY ESTATE 1.7 acres. Best price TURTLE'S NEST 2.7acres with 2b/2.5 b main
development, 6,000 sq.fc of waterfront, beaches, on Green Turtle Cay Beach. Highly desirable home,.2b/2b cottage, dock pool. $2,350,000.
protected harbours, deep water. US$5,900,000. neighbourhood. Existing 2 bed home.US$700,000. TURLE'sLANDING 2h2bwaterfronthome. $877,500.
Stan.SawyerSothebysRealty.com StSawyer@SothebysRealty.com Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


GUANA CAY #4964
BELLAVITA BEACHFRONT 3 bed 3 bath home
plus 5 extra lots. Snorkeling outside your door,
short walk to amenities. US$2,250,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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GUANA CAY #5758
CRAWL BIGHT 7.3 acres, new Ib/lb cottage,
breathtaking beach, large protected dock,
deepwater access. US$2,200,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com






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MARSH HARBOUR #5233
ST.CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4
bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


GUANA CAY #5758
BEACHFRONT LOT 2.2 acres sea-to-sea, great
elevation,protected waterfront on die sea ofAbaco,
snorkeling off private 65' dock. US$695,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAKSH A AKIBUUK #//76
OWL'S NEST-THE RESIDENCES-ABACO
BEACH RESORT 4bed4bath beautifullyfurnished.
World class marina. Best Value. $2,300,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


GUANA CAY #4081 GUANA CAY #3816
ART CAFE PRIME HARBOURFRONT COMMERCIAL WARD'S LANDING Clarming2 storey apartment


PROPERTY Established business. Fully
equipped. Price Reduced. US$825,000.
Bill.Albu ry@SothebysRealty.com


MNAKRSH HAKRBU UK R //b
OWL'S NEST-THE RESIDENCES-ABACO
BEACH RESORT 4bed4bathbeautifullyfurnished.
World class marina. Best Value. $2,300,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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complex two steps from the harbourfront.
Great rental history. US$650,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea, I50' dock
& boat lift Main house with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath,
guest quarters with 2 bed 2 badh.US$ 1,795,000.
BillAlbury@SothebysRealty.com


ESTATE HOME 3b/3b waterfront home, 1.16 acres
with 130ft on Fisher's Ba, fantastic views, generator,
watermaker, move-in ready. US$2,250,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com










MAN-O-WAR CAY #5064
ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down
east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected
harbour frontage. 16,959 sq.ft. US$725,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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


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MARSH HARBOUR #5162
WATERFRONT SUR LA MER EASTERN SHORES
2 bed 2 bath plus bonus room & decks. Desirable
neighbourhood. Steps to beach.US$840,000.
LydiaBodamer@SothebysRealty.com








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iviAnnon Hnf RDn UR #3/ /I
YELLOWELDER-Oversized I acrelot&3b/2bhouse.
Best priced lot per sq. footage on Sea ofAbaco
150' frontage near Marsh Harbour. US$775,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


TREASURE CAY #5129 TREASURE CAY #3877
BEACHFRONT Luxurious, spacious ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath
3, 4 & 5 bed condos. First-rate rentals. situated at the entrances to bothTreasure
Great prices.Call for the deal of the day! Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000.
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SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND
52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village.
Developer will design build home. Enjoy a
seaside golf cart community. $160,000.


TREASURE CAY #3897
PAPI'S PALACE Great value home on TC
beach. Furnished, new 3 bed 2 bath 2 storey
home. Excellent for rentals. $795,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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TREASURE CAY #5402
ATLANTIS 2207- CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM
Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath with dock
and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


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


WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,750,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


Stan Sawyer Bill Albury Lydia Bodamer ChrisAlbury
EsateAgent EstateAgent EstateAgent EstateAgent
t 242.577.0298 t242.367.5046 t242.367.5046 t242.367.5046


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


TREASURE CAY #4969
CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3 b on
180 ft. of Canal & 2 Lots. Fully serviced I 10 ft
dock. Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000.
Stan.Sawyer@SothebysRealty.com


MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR NEW PRICE 2 acres, deeded water access. $501c Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot High elevation, views. $599k. Bill Albury
#4888 TURTLE ROCKS I OAcres.Water access.good elevations. $349,000. Lydia Bodamer
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS NEW PRICE Hill top 16,969 sq. ft. $69,900. Lydia Bodamer

TREASURE CAY
#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot $270,000. Stan Sawyer
#5116 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
#5114 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit $389.000. Stan Sawyer
#2516 CROSSWI NDS 4 bed 3 bath home on large lot $710,000. Stan Sawyer
#4505 ROYAL PALM 2321 End unit2 bed condo on marina with dock& boatlif $489,000.Stan Sawyer

GUANA CAY
#4533 Dolphin Beach Estates. Lot 68 HilltopView. $ 180,000. Bill Albury
#5 121 Lot 32/32A 90' of waterfront with a dock. $500,000. Jane Patterson
#5237 Paradise Cove.Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5237 Paradise Cove.Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5237 Paradise Cove Waterfront, dock plans included. $165,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5774 Crawl Bight Lot Sea to Sea, 90ft of frontage. $695,000. Chris Albury
#5775 Crawl Bight 7.3 acres Sea to Sea with I bed cottage. $2,2 mil. ChrisAlbury
#5120 Lot 26 NEW LISTING -Waterfront 22,000 sq.f.t $395,000. Jane Patterson
LotCIO- NEW LISTING Orchid Bay, waterfront $366,000. Chris Albury


#5053 GREAT CISTERN 3 bed/2,5 bath, Sea ofAbaco waterfront. $ 1,500/mo.
#5055 EASTERN SHORES 4 bed/4 bath with pool and shared dock. $4,000/mo.
#4986 HIGH ROCKSThe Chalet 3 bed/2 bath home. $3,400/mo.Water view, generator.
includes Ibed Ibath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
#4983 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder 3 bed 2 bath home. Waterfront & generator. $3,000/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed 2 bath duplex.Waterviews $ 1,800/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed I bath duplex. Waterviews $1.1 00 /mo.


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Broad Creek restoration will increase fish population

road Creek From Page 1 along with other marine creatures. Mangrove Restoration at Broad Creek


The students, armed with shovels, clip-
pers and machetes, cut and uprooted sec-
dons of mangroves to clear a path for the
tidal flow. They all seemed to enjoy the
experience with many students reporting
that they felt it was "an important thing to
do" and also that it was "hard work" but
fun nonetheless.
The purpose of restoring the tidal creek
system at Broad Creek is to return the frag-
mented area to its original form. The creek
is linked to the Snake Cay creek system
and the Pelican Land and Sea Park, provid-
ing a vital area for juvenile fish and lobster


ri1Oi LO ll e excavauon MVI. I ager
and Ms. Chacin visited schools to give a
presentation of the project explaining the
reasons for re-opening tidal creeks. They
explained that the major cause of fragmen-
tation of tidal creeks in The Bahamas is
road building.
They explained that because the man-
groves have encroached the area where the
road was built, they need to now selectively
remove a small amount of them to restore
a natural flow to the creek system. They
spoke of how the fragmented section of the
Please see Broad Creek Page 10


By Aisha Jones, Grade 10 student
On the morning of October 19th a select
number of grade 10-12 biology and marine
biology students from Abaco Central High
School participated in a restoration at Broad
Creek, which was organized by Friends of
the Environment and a few students visit-
ing from Florida International University.
A fact unknown by many, Broad Creek is
located on both sides of the road leading to
Camp Abaco. The mangrove there has been
fragmented, meaning that the tide along with
other organisms such as grouper, snapper
and conch were blocked from the mangroves
causing a breach in many important food
webs by the road, and the students got the
opportunity to fix it.
The stages of fixing the mangrove seem
simple but are actually a lot of work, done for
a necessary and good cause. First, a backhoe
comes and digs up the road and three or four
big black tubes are placed where the road
was. Then dirt is put on the top of them, and
the road is placed back in its original position
but with an eco-friendly upgrade. All that is
left to do is to go down stream and pull up
mangroves that have grown and blocked the
channel, causing food webs and tide to be
on a go slow or a stand still. However, this


step of the restoration process in my opinion
is more important and the hardest to get ac-
complished. It takes a lot of endurance and
strength to go through the mud that is knee
deep and pull up roots, knowing that there is
a good chance that they will fall in the sedi-
ment that was formed.
By the time the students got there, the
work which required heavy equipment was
complete and the team was in its final stages
of the mangrove restoration. The 20 plus
high school students had the choice to either
helping fill the road with dirt or actually go-
ing into the mangrove to pull up roots; the
vast majority chose to go into the mangrove.
None of the students expected the depth of
the mud, the stench or the difficulty of the
walk which was very far but felt quite far-
ther because of the thickness of the mud. The
students, especially the boys, showed off
their strength while others stood around and
watched. All in all, the project was a com-
plete success.
Special thanks go to all the students,
whether for Abaco Central High or not, who
participated in the restoration, and to Friends
of the Environment and the students from
Florida International University for making
the restoration a reality


Students worked hard in deep muck making channels for tidal water to flow in and out of
Broad Creek to restore the fisheries nursery. Students from several schools participated
for days after culverts were installed under the road leading to Camp Abaco.


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E-mail: oceanblu@batelnet.bs www.oceanblueproperties.com
ON GREEN TURTLE CAY:
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.
FURTHER PRICE REDUCTION $40,000
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.


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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 5


Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker 2- Sales Associate


Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists

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


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

3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10
individual luxury units
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 4 bed/ 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 / GARAr- 1' 6" deep, 11'
8" wide UNIDF _., sale at the low
price CONTRg.CT
MARINA VIEW VILLA
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%
MARINER'S COVE
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
ATLANTIS
Canal front condo with on-site pool.

"Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
with 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%


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


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


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


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


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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian


November 1, 2010


Career Fair offered guidance sessions to students


By Canishka Alexander
This year's Career Day featured several
changes that served to improve its over-
all success on October 13. Students were
encouraged to participate in a number of
sessions that included resume writing, in-
terview skills, career counseling and mock
interviews.
Leazona Richard of the Abaco Chamber
of Commerce was excited about the event
although they were unable to offer all of
the careers that they would have liked.
However, they were appreciative to all the
professionals who represented each career.
Mrs. Richard said the individual sessions
at the back of New Vision Ministries' audi-
torium allowed students to get one-on-one
feedback on interview skills and resumes.


"We had a larger session on teaching
kids how to choose a career, and the ca-
reer counseling was a very popular one this
year," she stated. "We had an awesome
committee that worked very hard, and
we're just thankful that the day was indeed
a great success."
Most of the schools had their 1lth and
12th grade students in attendance. The
students showed up in large numbers and
were able to mingle with many of the pro-
fessionals there. Some booths drew long
lines of interested students.
One of them was the Bahamas National
Trust which is usually present at similar
events. One of the organization's repre-
sentatives questioned students about their
interest in the Trust and explained what


they are all about. The Trust has the re-
sponsibility of managing 26 national parks
throughout The Bahamas through the use
of skills in science, education, policy advi-
sory, financial and land management.
Even Ricardo Johnson, a tour guide
from Abaco's Nature Adventure Tours,
was hyped over the students' excitement.
He strongly believes in having a passion in
everything that we do and in creating some-
thing unique by using the resources that
we have. "My position or my passion is to
take the natural resource and have it make
sense. Along with groups like the Bahamas
National Trust and Friends of the Environ-
ment, we're glad that we have these orga-
nizations in position so that as they do these
researches and groundwork, I can now take
that groundwork and run with it.
"If I can get these kids to be enthusiastic
and to tap into this natural resource, then
together we're going to run with it. So that
is why I'm here."
The hospitality industry that was repre-
sented by the Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Abaco
Beach Hotel and Treasure Cay Resort. Oth-
er booths contained information on nursing
plumbing, law, counseling, agriculture,


the Defence Force, Maritime Cadet Corps,
Royal Bahamas Police Force, local artists
and graphic artists and education.
Felamease Sawyer of the Department of
Education said that many of the students
who visited with her were particularly in-
terested in primary school education.
Sgt. Rachel Metelus said that most stu-
dents had their sights set on forensic sci-
ence, but she informed them that a career
on the force is not one that is one-tracked.
"We cater to a large group of individuals
who make a worthwhile contribution to
various aspects of the police force includ-
ing forensic science, the canine unit, traf-
fic area, community policing, and we have
the area called the drug enforcement unit.
Once again it's not one-tracked it's di-
verse," Sgt. Metelus explained.
The fiber optic and telecommunication
field was a new addition this year, and
Cramston Symonette of Simple Solutions
summarized what the career entails. "Basi-
cally, when you pick up your cell phone or
your house phone or you go on the Inter-
net, the fiber optic is running all of that,"
he said. "It's the backbone of the whole
networking system. Batelco uses that and
so does Cable Bahamas."


Glendar Knowles advised at the Career Fair held at New Vision Ministries on October 13.
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greatest concern was to restore operation


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put into operation in November 2008.


The Hope Town garbage transfer has a large grinder to turn yard trash into mulch. This
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Club News


District Governor
Visits the Rotary Club
By Mirella Santillo
The Governor of Rotary District 7020,
Diana White, who arrived on October
13th, accompanied by her husband, Roger
White, was faced with a heavy agenda as
she set foot on Abaco.
The couple came with the Assistant Dis-
trict Governor, Charles Sealey II, and the
Rotary Bahamas' PR Chairperson, Azaleta
Newbury. The group was welcomed by a
delegation from the Rotary Club of Abaco
and taken on a tour of some of the local
schools affiliated with Rotary, an all morn-
ing affair. She held a board meeting later
in the day.
The delegation visited Every Child
Counts where two students gave the group
a tour of the grounds and the classrooms.
The Governor was much impressed with
the atmosphere and the degree of tuition

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she observed there.
The second stop took the group to the
Pigeon Peas and The Mud where the Mrs.
White broke ground on the locations for
future fire hydrants that will be installed
there through the efforts of the local Ro-
tary Club.
The group then proceeded to St Fran-
cis de Sales, the location of a well estab-
lished Interact Club, the first one in Marsh
Harbour, where Mrs. White inducted this
year's new President, Yonick Aaron.
The next stop was at Forest Heights
Academy, which boasts the most recent
Interact Club, founded last year, also the
largest, with 45 members. There, too,
Mrs. White inducted the President, Shandy
Lowe, and reminded the students and advi-
sors of the commitments of Rotary. The
students were treated to a pizza lunch,
compliments of the Rotarians.
Close to 50 people attended the evening
dinner party at Abaco Beach Resort. The


impressive gathering comprised a few Paul
Harris Fellows and at least ten Past- Presi-
dents.
In her address to the group Mrs. White
gave an update on Rotary's involvement in
Haiti. She spoke at length of the on-going
challenges facing the people involved in
the reconstruction of Haiti following the
January earthquake. The Rotary Clubs of
The Bahamas and other countries of this
district were prompt to respond to the
needs of their unfortunate neighbor and are
still involved in dealing with medical chal-
lenges and logistic problems. The District
has approved 40 projects with the primary
concern of rebuilding schools.
In her ending comment, she stressed
the importance of the "power of one." An
individual, she pointed out, could make
suggestions that could strongly impact the
outcome of a club's projects.
Note that the Rotary Club of Abaco now
meets for lunch on Tuesdays at 12:30 at
Abaco Beach Resort.


Boy's program will
be launched soon
By Canishka Alexander
During the Toastmasters installation
ceremony, newly-elected club president
Julieth Stuart-McCafferty announced that
she would be forming a program for young
men called Bahamas GENTS. The acro-
nym GENTS stands for Grooming, Edu-
cating, Nourishing, Training Sons.
She plans to introduce the program
some time this month to males between the
ages of 10 to 17. Bahamas GENTS will be
open only to male students enrolled at Ab-
aco Central High School, Agape Christian
School or Forest Heights Academy.
Mrs. McCafferty will need advisors
along with other key persons to assist her
with developing the program into a suc-
cessful one.

Please see Clubs Page 9


____ -1The interact tlUb at Forest Heignts Acaaemy is tne largest even tnougn it Jormea only
last year. Both this club and the one at St. Francis de Sales were visited i,, c,"Iil by the
These are the members of the Interact Club at St. Francis de Sales School, the oldest Assistant Governor General of this District of Rotary Clubs. She inducted the presidents
Interact Club on Abaco. The Interact Club is the youth arm of the Rotary Club. of both clubs.


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Clubs From Page 8

JA Advisors
receive training
By Mirella Santillo
Once more it is time for Junior Achiev-
ers Clubs to form and for new people to
be trained in capacity as advisors to the
students who will join Junior Achievement
this year. Junior Achievement's popularity
has been growing fast on Abaco thanks to
the dedication of corporate sponsors and
volunteers, the involvement of board mem-
bers and the commitment of JA Bahamas
Director, Lionel Eliott, who has visited
Abaco on multiple occasions for the past
three years to train, motivate and advise.
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sponsor.
On October 13th, 19 advisors attended
a training session at Friendship Tabernacle
directed by Mr. Eliott. He explained the
concept of JA, gave behavioral and psy-
chological advice and went over the agenda
for the year.
He first urged the advisors not to give
preferential treatment to any of their stu-
dents, but to teach them moral values such
as honesty, responsibility, punctuality and
respectful behavior.
He outlined the advisors' responsibili-
ties which were to give of their time, to
make plans ahead for the weekly objectives


of the club and to touch base with the lo-
cal leaders of the clubs to discuss problems
or plans of action. He explained that the
two-hour weekly meetings should be di-
vided between devotions, club matters and
at least one hour for production. After the
officers of the companies have been elect-
ed, let them rule the club, but the advisors
must be there to advise and guide them on
their decisions.
He stressed the matter of proper mon-
ey collection. Junior Achievers should be
trained to handle money in the prescribed
way with proper records being kept.
Students join JA to learn how to run
a business, so teach them how to write a
check, how to balance a check book; have
them visit local banks and make a report
of their interview in order to develop their
written and communication skills, he said.


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members to be interested in their clubs. A
last recommendation: to be in the compa-
ny of the year, the kids have to participate
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Peop Peope in the News


Elaine Martinborough
earns award
By Jennifer Hudson
Carol Elaine Martinborough, who was
recently selected as the Ministry of Hous-
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winners from all 14 other government de-
partments for the title of National Public
Service Officer of the Year and is to be
congratulated for achieving the position of
third runner-up. The overall winner was
Michael Colebrooke from the Ministry of
Labour and Social Development.
le Ms. Martinborough was pre-
sented with a plaque and certificate
during a ceremony at Government
House on October 13. The plaque
stated, Presented in Recognition
of Exemplary Performance, De-
corum and Work Ethics. The Na-
tional Public Service Officer of the
Year Annual Employee Recogni-
tion Programme seeks to recognize
i.. public officers who have excelled
in their careers in addition to pro-
moting their personal and pro-
fessional growth. Each nominee
underwent a rigorous interview
before a panel of three highly qual-
ified judges in the field of business
and public service.
Ms. Martinborough is to be es-
pecially praised for being recog-
nized in this way after only five
years with the Civil Service. She
describes herself as "a rookie" as
the other candidates had between
15 and 20 years in the service. She
g- was both surprised and elated to
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Kevin McIntosh, Project Manager with
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creek contained less desirable or undesir-
able fish and creatures, whereas the un-
fragmented creek is home to species such
as snapper, Nassau grouper and crawfish.
Students were asked a series of ques-
tions based on the presentation given and
were rewarded with treats and t-shirts for


correct answers. The students all appeared
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Ms. Yeager said that she felt that the
project went well and that they were satis-
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of the restoration in the new year.


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dock to the cottage. The firemen of Hope Town Fire and Rescue pumped water for two
hours to put the fire completely out to prevent a fire in the coppice. The owners were at
their main house and were unaware of the fire until it was too late to save the cottage.
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C Church News


First Assembly's Fun
Day will aid mission trip
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 11 the church family of the
First Assembly of God Church held a Fam-
ily Fun Day and Gospel Fair on the church
grounds to raise money for their mission
to Haiti. The Fun Day took place from 10
a.m. till 6 p.m., and persons were asked
to purchase food tickets which allowed
them free entrance to the gospel concert
that took place that evening. On the menu
were various dishes including Bahamian,
Jamaican and Haitian cuisine and desserts.
Booths were rented to persons to sell toys,
crafts and the like.
Later that evening Monty G, New Di-
rection and Genesis put on a great gos-
pel concert that could be heard for miles.


This mission trip to Haiti is not the first
one Pastor Deion Gibson and the members
have taken. They were there before and
have adopted a school on the island. The
school has 350 students and is located in
the mountains. Pastor Deion stated that all
of the funds donated and raised will go to-
wards this school. People can be assured
that this church family is devoted to do-
ing its part to assist with the restoration of
Haiti. The school is in need of school ma-
terials, three generators, other supplies and
a DVD player. The money will be used to
purchase such items.
Pastor Deion adopted a child in Haiti
and pays the tuition of $146 per year. He
has a heart for those who are hurting and
those in such impoverished conditions. He
believes that the Bible has called each of us
to be our brothers' keeper and believes that


this is one way to do that.
He welcomes anyone desiring to travel
with them to contact the church. Persons
wishing to make donations can do so by
contacting the church.
Additionally, the church is looking forward
to building a new church as they have out-
grown the present sanctuary that they have.
Concert raised
funds for the Kirk
By Jennifer Hudson
Praise was overflowing from the audi-
ence following the Evening of Sacred Se-
lections concert held on October 16 in the
New Visions Ministry auditorium. People


were amazed at the talent hidden away on
Abaco and left the concert begging for
more, asking, "When is the next one go-
ing to be?"
The programme was varied and kept
the audience enthralled with some very
powerful and moving renditions. Shar-
ing their vocal talents in solos were Bryan
Thompson, Esther Bethel, Sophie Miller,
Avery Thompson, Steve Eldon, Anderson
Alcime and Basil Been with the Dawkins
Sisters, Jes'Us and the Kirk of the Pines
Choir blending their voices in group songs.
Gentry Morris moved some people to tears
Please see Church Page 13


The First Assembly of God Church in Marsh Harbour held a Fun Day to raise money for
a mission trip to Haiti. The school that the church has adopted is in need of many sup-
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with his emotional rendition of Watch the
Lamb which was illustrated on screen by
the story of Christ's crucifixion.
It was such a treat to hear the Jes'Us
group performing together again after a
long sabbatical; people had been missing
their strong barbershop harmonies. The
Dawkins Sisters were admired for blend-
ing their voices in such beautiful harmony,
having all traveled back from Freeport
that same afternoon. Adding variety to the
programme were instrumentals provided
by Jennifer Hudson on her violin, Avery
Thompson on his guitar and Desmond
Sturrup on his keyboard.
The evening was brought to a most
memorable and inspirational climax by
Basil Been's tremendous rendition of How
Great Thou Art in deep and sonorous tones.
The concert was presented to raise funds
towards the completion of the Kirk of the
Pines Presbyterian Church which is being
constructed on Don MacKay Boulevard op-
posite Pinewoods Nursery. The outer shell


is looking very nice topped by its little bell
tower and is reminiscent of an old-time
country church. A great deal of funding
is still needed, however, to complete the
building and much appreciation goes to the
performers who all came together so will-
ingly to this end and did such a wonder-
ful job. It was a blessing to see performers
from all denominations coming together to
donate their time and talents towards the
work of the Lord.
Light refreshments were on sale during
the intermission and the delicious cakes
baked by the ladies of the church were a
great hit.
Abaco Women of God
host annual conference
By Canishka Alexander
On October 6-9 the 13th annual Abaco
Women of God Conference was held at
Soul Saving Ministries. On the day before
the event, Nathalie Knowles, founder of
the Abaco Women of God Ministry, was
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By Dr. James Hull
The flu vaccine is one of the best ways
you can protect yourself from catching the
flu. Unlike childhood vaccines where the
vast majority of parents ensure their chil-
dren are up to date, the flu vaccine is taken
only by a small percentage of the popula-
tion.
There are many myths about the flu vac-
cine. The most common ones I hear are "I
was never so sick in my life as the year I
had that flu shot; I will never take it again."
or "I hear that you can catch the flu from
the shot." I also hear people say that they
never get sick so why bother taking it.
The last argument is not a good one.
Any one of us can get sick, and the fact
that it has not happened just means that you
are lucky and in no way can predict what
happens in the future. The vaccine which
is injected and generally given on Abaco
can't give you the flu. I say this with cer-
tainty because we inject inactivated viruses
in order to build your immunity.
I like to tell my patients that inactivating
a virus is like taking the engine and elec-
tronics out of a car. What you have still
looks like a car, but it will never run like
a car, and this is an important fact. The
body thinks what is in the vaccine is a vi-
rus and figures out how to kill it, but the
virus will never "run" just like a car with


no engine. If you get the flu vaccine, you
will NOT get the flu from it but you will
be protected.
Who should get the vaccine? The cur-
rent recommendation is for everybody six
months of age and older. Two very spe-
cial groups I would like to focus on are
pregnant women and children six months
to eight years old. Pregnancy increases a
woman's chances of having a very serious
lung infection from the flu that can lead to
death. Also, if a woman gets the vaccine,
there is evidence to show that when her
baby is born, it has some protection for up
to six months after delivery. For those who
are pregnant, getting the vaccine is impor-
tant not only for the mom but for the baby
as well. For children between six months
and eight years, they need to get two vac-
cine shots at least four weeks apart if they
did not get the H1N1 vaccine last year.
I do not want to get into too many details
here, but I do want to encourage people to
ask their doctor about the vaccine. Please
don't worry about catching the flu from
the vaccine. Just protect yourself and get
a shot.
There are also some people who should
not get the vaccine. Please ask your doctor
if you have any questions. Together, you
and your doctor can make a good decision
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Dushinka Roberts, one of Tourism's ex-
ecutive officers, announced recently that
the BahamaHost program will be offered
to communities in the north and south. It
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Ms. Roberts explained that the program
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for changes time-wise in the event employ-
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Abaco Tourist Office and to pay the $100
registration fee.
The program requires a minimum of
20 people. A date will be chosen for the
next session when an adequate number of
people are registered.
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because they are also given a presentation
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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian


Driftwood Speaks


Section B Page 15


My wood cutting encounter


I just got fired.........


........up again


By John Hedden
The other day as I was driving out to-
wards the BAIC farm allotments, of
course, I passed that big cleared space just
before the pine ridge that leads onto what
was once Jimmy Albury's mega farm south
of Spring City. I became a little disturbed,
actually much disturbed, because that's ex-
actly what it is. A big empty space. A cou-
ple of forty-foot trailers, odd roof trusses
and plenty of that hard white Abaco dirt.
Not much else. An address painted on a
trailer saying "Infrastructure Bahamas."
Not much of that around there that I could
see either.
The woodcutters have gone. Not even
the leavings of a pile of sawdust or bark for
farmers' mulch. That was gone, too. Now
I have heard rumours or "sip sip" floating
around, and which one do I believe?
"They're goin to cut down the forest
again... They're going to mash up our pine
yard... They are here to make pulpwood
again...etc." In fact, the only sensible one
was really a question. "I heard that they
are going to use the trees to burn to make
electricity..... Is that true?" How am I
meant to know? That last little end bit is
my own question.
How do I know about that? Well, this
one I can answer because maybe six weeks
ago I purposely went out there to find
somebody to talk to. Lo and behold, a re-
ally pleasant and polite young guy climbed
down off of some machinery just to make
me feel really old. He kept on calling me
SIR. Now even I know I don't look like
Sydney Poitier.
Well, of course, me as usual sticking
my nose into his business found out some
things. Firstly, he told me that they were


here to set up shop to make forestry prod-
ucts. Of course, I thought like pulpwood
and sawdust and more pulpwood. But he
carried on talking about such a fine grain,
really dense wood, running trials on curing
and drying to some low percentage of water
without splitting. Wood going mouldy, no
termites and wooden flooring. Well, I must
just have been blessed because I heard him
say tongue and groove and maybe v-joints.
At this point I was transported back to
1950 when while in the Andros swamp
behind Fresh Creek, my parents (with my
big sister and me, too) lived in a little pine
house made of our very own native Baha-
mian Pine. Pine wood floors. A statement
that needs nothing more. At this point I
knew that my search for a decent floor for
my not so decent house had just come to
a close.
Tell me more, young man, and call me
sir as much as you want. I am beginning
to like this.
So he did.
Harvesting small discrete areas of pine.
No clear cutting. Salvage trees from wind
throws, fire damaged bases and preclearing
(with permission, of course) before con-
struction begins. All to be used for fine and
decorative woodwork. Things like walls
and ceilings, floors and baseboards, cabinet
work and counter tops. He made me wonder
why we Bahamians don't value the quality
of our natural resources like he obviously
did. We just pile it up and burn it.
Well, he went on about leasing from
BAIC, 40 acres, I believe, about using
cooling to cure the wood through dehu-
midifying. Of course, I thought about the
cost of energy and that question somebody
asked me about burning wood to make


electricity. But he was not to be dissuad-
ed. We ended up having a long one-sided
conversation where for the most part I just
listened.
Eventually, I left and threatened to re-
turn to check on things. He was uncon-
cerned. Maybe he knew he would be gone
before my return. Gone to harvest a special
area of the pine? Gone to preclear for some
big construction site? But where?
All these things running around in my
head, when eventually I was told that
all the permits were not in place and the
woodcutters had to stop. That is what fired
me up.
Here we are living in and talking about
developing our little tiny country along sen-
sible lines, and we don't even seem to be
able to do that right. We all know that an
operation like this will have to talk to the
Ministry of the Environment, the Depart-
ment of Physical Planning, the newly reno-
vated Forestry Section, and countless others
after they have dealt with BAIC. Why can't
we tell these guys that? Why can't one sec-
tor of the public service talk to another one?
Do you really mean that the way our politi-
cians carry on in Parliament is just a small
reflection on the rest of us? Why will we not
put together a development team from the


private sector and the public service to deal
with issues like this?
Answer: because nobody talks to any-
body else. That little piece of info that I
have belongs to me and "I ain't ger share
wit nobody."
Forget about the Forestry Act, for-
get about Physical Planning, forget about
BEST, forget about the BNT (bunt). For-
get about regulations. Every one of these is
essential. But why leave the entrepreneurs
hanging? Each one of those departments
can look at the stars and demerits of a proj-
ect, and from the final assessment deter-
mine whether the project has value or not.
But don't send the poor guy out there with
a half-baked pie. How will he cut it?
Analyse the project to determine its
value, make sure he does what he says he
will, and what you want him to do. Make
sure that the interest of the public is always
protected because that is our land and our
trees. Don't allow him to destroy our envi-
ronment. We have laws and regulations to
do just that. Enforce them; otherwise, they
are totally useless.
But most of all give him a fair shake. If
nothing falls out, then perhaps you have a
good thing in your hands.
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The funeral service for Nollie Salina
Peggy Adderley, affectionately called
"Ms. Peggy," 94, of Sandy Point and for-
merly of Old Place, Cornish Town, was
held on October 16 at St. Martin's Angli-
can Church in Sandy Point. Rev. Willish
Johnson officiated assisted by other minis-
ters. Interment was in the Sandy Point Pub-
lic Cemetery.
She was predeceased by her husband,
Thomas Adderley, five children, and two
grandchildren. She is survived by her chil-
dren and their spouses Lorraine and Les-
lie Smith, Leslie and Lagloria Adderley,
William and Virginia Adderley, Henry
and Linda Adderley, Thomas Adderley Jr,
Shawan Adderley and Kelly and Hubert
Russell; grandchildren Mark, Peggy, John,
Penny, Tanya, Whylly, Aristotle, Valen-
tino, Charlene, Darlene, Pamela, Thom-
as, Robert, Kathleen, Mercelita, Perry,
Bernadette, Kevin, Veronique, Nioshie,
Norma Fynes, Tiffany, Travis, Trevan,
Dwayne, Michelle, Adrian, Adriana, Nae
Nae, Shanell, Edward, Trevan, Trev-
ain, Tahereh, Shemar, Aneka, Shagerra,.
Shaniska, Lyle and Lakiska Russell; great-
grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren;


sister-in-law Martha Smith; brother-in-law
Wilfred Adderley; nieces Florina Arm-
brister and family, Kathleen McIntosh and
family, Olivia Nesbitt and family, Alvinet
Isaacs and family, Birdie Newbold and
family, Louise Crumbie and Kathleen Gar-
vey family; nieces-in-law and nephews-
in-law Emmaline Butler, Shirley, Edison,
Naomi and Richard Butler; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Patrick Jean,
28, of Marsh Harbour, who died at his
residence on September 21 was held on
October 16 in Nassau Interment was also
in Nassau.
He is survived by his mother Vit-
ta Jacques; father Constan Jean; sons
Pauchey, Bensley and Dorell Jean; broth-
ers Martilien, Renal, Nicolson, Colbert,
Davidson and Vacary Jacques; sisters Nat-
alie, Marie-Charite, Sheerly and Francois
Savoine; grandmother; uncles Lucile Hya-
cinthe, Clement and Navariste Jacques;
cousins Ezecttias Jean, Lsminthe Michel
and Raymond Hyacinthe; and many other
relatives and friends.
Melvese Williams, 59, of Cooper's
Town, Abaco and formerly of Cedar Har-


bour died at The Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal on October 9, 2010. She is survived by
her husband: Boynell "Chubby" Williams;
mother: Beatrice Roberts; sons: Ricardo
and Marcus Williams and Chadwell Wal-
lace; daughters: Gytrell Williams, Stacy
Williams and Dorthea; 5 grandchildren,
Thompson; sisters: Monica Mills; Ellabie
Rolle, Sheila Cooper, Rosemary New-
bold and Edith Morgan; brothers: Calvin,
James, Berkley and Steadman Roberts; nu-
merous nieces and nephews and a host of
other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Sauvenor Laurent,
78, of Marsh Harbour was held on Octo-
ber 16 at the New Haitian Mission Bap-
tist Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Edzer
Meme officiated assisted by other minis-
ters. Internment was in the Marsh Harbour
Public Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Rose Flo-
rena Laurent; sons Bartel Laurent, Philip


Laurent,
Lucher Lau-
rent, Edward
Laurent and
Jimmy Lau-
rent; daugh-
ters Savilia
Pierre and
Voicila Lau-
rent; broth- Sauvenor Laurent
ers Maseion
Laurent, Nouvelar Laurent and George
Laurent; sister Bertran Laurent; son-in-law
Willie Pierre; daughters-in-law Olivia Rus-
sell, Eugene Laurent and Antonella Lau-
rent; grandsons Jimmy Laurent Jr., Geno
Laurent, Andre Laurent, Joshua Laurent
and Jamerson Laurent; granddaughters
Stacey Pierre, Tracey Laurent, Laurell
Laurent, Moesha Laurent and Anasia Lau-
rent; and many other relatives and friends.


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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 17


Preliminary census shows

Bahamas with 353,658


Unofficial figures from the Depart-
ment of Statistics puts Abaco's popula-
tion at 16,025. This gives us a 22 percent
growth over the 2000 census of 13,170,
or nine percent less than the 31 percent
growth reflected in our 2000 census.
The entire country's unofficial popula-
tion now stands at 353,658, showing a
growth of better than 15 percent.
Statistics show that Grand Bahama
grew 10 percent with a total population
of 51,756 persons. New Providence
grew 18 percent for a total of 248,948
persons.
Three islands had a higher growth
than Abaco.
Rum Cay added 19 persons for a 24
percent growth.
Acklins added 132 persons to give
them a 31 percent growth.
Exuma doubled its population by


adding 3743 persons for a growth of 105
percent. This is predominately due to the
Emerald Bay Resort complex coming on-
line during the past ten years.
It will be about a year before the de-
partment's statisticians will be able to
give additional statistics with figures for
each town. It is believed that the above
information excludes most illegal aliens
residing in the country.
Several years ago an informal but me-
thodical census using Creole-speaking
volunteers was undertaken in the Mud
and Pigeon Peas. However, the results
have not been released. Estimates for
undocumented persons living on Abaco
range from 3,000 to 6,000 with some be-
lieving the total may be even higher. We
have not heard of anyone believing it is
less than 3,000.


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Church From Page 13

A youth rally was held on October 8 and
was followed by a youth concert on Oc-
tober 9.
Mrs. Reckley was one of the confer-
ence's guest speakers this year. The first


night began with Donnalee Reckley.
On October 10 an appreciation service
was arranged for Willimae Dawkins at
Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town.
Ms. Dawkins was grateful to God for
keeping her over the years and allowing
her to work with her sisters in Christ. She
said although the women had not revealed
what they were doing, she was happy that
she was being honoured. As she spoke, she
reflected on the members who were once
a part of the ministry but have passed on.
Ms. Knowles said this is the first year
that she had thought about having an ap-
preciation service. "A few months ago,
the Holy Spirit brought it to me that we
needed to have a special service for Mother
Dawkins," she expressed.
Ms. Knowles thanked all of their corpo-
rate sponsors for the donations they gave to
the Abaco Women of God Ministry.


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Hope Town Council October 22
By Timothy Roberts
With the number of golf cart rental busi-
nesses requesting self-drive (SD) license
plates, the Hope Town Council has decid-
ed to request 100 SD plates from the De-
partment of Transportation for distribution
between the cays.
The Council reviewed requests for 20
SD plates for Donna Sands, 20 for Bruce
Pinder, 10 for Troy Albury and 10 for
Alan Pearce, all of whom are seeking to
expand or start their businesses on Great
Guana Cay.
The Council was mindful that others in
Hope Town have requested plates in the
past two years but were denied due to a
"moratorium" on SD plates. Deputy Chief
Councillor Lana Russell suggested that no
plates be awarded until they knew how
many the Department of Transportation
would make available to them.
Mrs. Russell reported that a committee
of Hope Town residents meet in October to
discuss placing speed bumps on the road at
the end of Nigh Creek. The area has been
noted for speeding and is very dangerous.
The Council felt that speed bumps were not
the answer and will explore other options.
An idea presented by Justin Noice that is


in use in Canada requires painting stripes
on the corner in question. The particular
style of stripes gives the driver the impres-
sion that they are speedingwhich in turn
causes them to slow down. This idea was
sent to John Schaefer at the Ministry of
Works in Marsh Harbour to see if it would
meet government approval.
Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting noted
that a bid for repairs of the Man-O-War
government dock has been approved.
However, the work cannot go forward un-
til government makes the funds available.
Mr. Sweeting noted that a town meet-
ing is expected to be held on October 26 at
the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to review
zoning for Elbow Cay. Another meeting
is planned in November that will focus on
ordinances.
It was noted that Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Brent Symonette and Minister of the
Environment Earl Deveaux are expected
to visit Hope Town and Guana Cay next
week for the purpose of viewing Orchid
Bay and the Elbow Cay Club. Minister of
Public Works and Transport Neko Grant
and Minister of Local Government Byron
Woodside are expected to accompany them
on the trip.


Police officials make

donations to senior citizens


By Canishka Alexander
Officers from the Marsh Harbour Po-
lice Station were joined by representatives
from the Department of Social Services at
the Senior Citizens Unit at the end of Mur-
phy Town on October 14.
Present at the ceremony were Supt. Noel
Curry, officer in charge of the Abaco's po-
lice; Sgt. Rachel Metelus; Inspector Greg-
ory Barr; Elizabeth Williams; along with
Charlamae Fernander and Kimrice Miller
of the Department of Social Services. The


purpose of the gathering was to donate
funds to the senior citizens living there.
The group was led by Sgt. Metelus, who
presented two recipients with cheques:
Sidney Lockhart and George McKenzie.
While handing the cheques to them, she
explained that the cheques for $100 were
donated on behalf of Supt. Noel Curry and
his staff, and that the money was generated
from the recent police steak-out. She was
hopeful that the funds would assist with the
expenses incurred while living in the units.


Invitation from the Marsh Harbour

Memorial Garden Committee
The Association of the Marsh Harbour Memorial Garden, where the wall
of heroes is located, is having a five-year celebration for our 44 heroes on
December 4 at 3 p.m. Everyone including all family members are invited.


First Induction
Anzil L. Albury
Anthony T. Albury
George H. Albury
George W. Albury
James C. Albury
Joseph W. Albury
Mertland F. Albury
Garnet A. Archer
Percival G. Archer
Capt. Sherwin Archer
Henry W. Collins
Dr. Evans Cottman
Dr. Norman H. Cove
James Crockett
Dr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb
Owanta G. Gottlieb


Bunyan A. Key
Edward I Lowe
Reginald C. Lowe
Thomas E. Lowe
Millard A. Russell
Charles W. Sawyer
Thomas W. Sawyer
Morton M. Sawyer
Robert L. Stratton
Dr. Robert S. Stratton
Anderson S. Stratton
Second Induction
Lyndall A. Albury
Marcell R. Albury
Viola Cottman
Robert G. Hudson


Ivan J. Russell
Curtis M. Sawyer
Oliver E. Sawyer Sr.
Oliver E. Sawyer Jr.
Robert V. Stratton
Yvonne E. Thomdycraft
Robert Toler
Third Induction
Oswald Roberts
Robin R. Albury
Fourth Induction
Colin I. Rees
Fifth Induction
George A. Albury
Gene T. Collins
Logan F. LeChance


We are interested in information on persons who participated in the
Marsh Harbour Sporting Association as we are looking to recognize
these individuals.
Anyone wishing to help with this event may contact Yvonne Key 367-
2243 or Kandy Pinder 367-2234 or 367-7004


business service


lTe Police Department is reaching out to the community to assist needy residents. Supt.
Noel Curry led a group to the Social Services Senior Citizens Unit in Murphy Town to
donate to two needy residents there. Siu is George McKenzie accepting a check for
$100 from Sgt. Rachel Metelus. The other recipient of a donation was Sidney Lockhart,
not present at the presentation. Others in the group are Kimrice Mill and Charlamae Fer-
nander, both of Social Services, and Elizabeth Williams and Insp. Gregory Barr, both of
the Police Department. The Police held a Fun Day earlier to raise the funds.


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Cherokee

Sound
By Lee Pinder
Combined Open-Air
Church Services
During the week of October 17-22
Cherokee residents enjoyed the last of the
summer nights to come out and listen to
various speakers at an outdoor open-air
combined church services on the steps of


Cherokee
Primary
School. The
mosquitoes
were fierce,
but the mes-
sages and
music was
inspiring.
The new Rev. Marie Neilly
Methodist
minister, Rev. Marie Neilly, ministered to
the crowd while at the same time getting


a chance to meet more of the local resi-
dents. Other speakers came from Nassau
and Marsh Harbour. All in all it was a
very successful week and people seem to
enjoy the relaxed atmosphere meeting with
friends and neighbours and enthusiastically
singing the old-fashioned hymns.


Cherokee's Fun Day
Colouring Contest winners Rachel
Sands, first, and Mathew Knowles, Hon.
Men., previously listed incorrectly in the
October 15th issue of The Abaconian, for
which we apologize.


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LITTLE HARBOUR: Private waterfront lot on coveted peninsula. 160 ft. on the water, ideal
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WINDING BAY: 1.775 acres with 200 ft. of beachfront. Enjoy all the luxurious amenities
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$749,000. Ref. PS10665


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On 1.6 acres this private home has 1
bedroom, 1 bath, great views, and a
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$599,000. Ref. A511473


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Cozy 2 bedroom and 2 bath cottage
on over 1 acre of pristine waterfront
land in Black Sound.
$1,250,000. Ref. AS11514


MARSH HARBOUR
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with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths.
$1,150,000. Ref. AS11270


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Enjoy sea views from this perfect is-
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and a large wrap-around porch.
$643,500. Ref. AS11511











GREEN TURTLE CAY
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great for entertaining.
$561,500. Ref. AS11477


GREEN TURTLE CAY
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room house just waiting for a new
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$4,250,000. Ref. AS11503


LITTLE HARBOUR
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and small cottage.
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utilities and is easily accessed from
the new 40 ft. private dock.
$375,000. Ref. A511491


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


GUANA CAY
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rooms and 2 baths. Lush landscap-
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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1st, 2010 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested The new Maxwell’s Supermarket in Marsh Harbour was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, left, in a ceremony on October 21. He then assisted Ginnie Sawyer, wife of owner Chad Sawyer, in cutting the ribbon. Looking on is Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell. The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association hosted a group of six scientists on Abaco to study bonefish, their numbers, growth, patterns of movement and other details. The scientists feel that the bonefish are a very valuable resource and need to be protected. They spent a week with local guides tagging about 300 bonefish. When bonefish are caught with a tag, they hope the fishermen will report the tag number and location to the head office. Shown on the left is Capt Jody Albury. The two working with the bonefish are Dr. Aaron Adams and Zack Jud, the sugical team. Terry Gibson was a photo journalist. See story on page 5. By Jennifer Hudson Maxwell’s Supermarket and Queen Eliz abeth II have something in common; they both have two birthdays. Maxwell’s unofficial birthday was on August 13 when the new superstore quietly opened the doors of its beautiful new building to the public. Its official birthday, however, was marked on October 21 in true celebratory fashion with a grand opening and dedication ceremony. Special birthday guest was the Hon. Hu bert A. Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Member of Parliament for North Abaco. Following a walk through of the store, the Prime Minister and other invited guests took their seats for a welcome by Mistress of Ceremonies, Rochelle Lightbourn, Human Resource Manager for Maxwell’s. Sheldon Hall, Manager of Save a Lot, welcomed all those assembled to what he described as “the newest, most modern supermarket in The Bahamas which Chad Sawyer was dedicated to rebuilding after the devastating fire two years ago.” A prayer of dedication was offered by Pastor Derek Benjamin, who asked God’s bless ing on the store and all those who work within that they may be safe from harm and work with integrity and honesty. Prior Please see Maxwell’s Page 2 The Scholastic Institute based in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been offering high school classes on Abaco preparing students to receive a high school diploma. These are the students who completed their work and graduated on October 22. The ceremony was held at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay and included students from both Central Abaco and North Abaco. They are, front row, Valedictorian Alexis McIntosh, Randesha Mills, Greneka Johnson, Co-collegiatorian Stevo Curry, Salutato rian Thomas Baldwin and Esther Cornish. In the back are Valedictorian John Marshell, Eltisha Grant, Salutatorian Chelsea Cooper, Rhonda Ambrister, Rochelle Laroda, Mary Ann Curry, Ted Curry and Co-collegiatorian Patrick Alexis. See story on page 15. Set Clocks Back One Hour November 7Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. on November 7. Set your clocks back one hour either at bedtime on Saturday evening, November 6 or on Sunday morning, November 7.

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.com to the coming to the podium of the Prime Minister, Mr. Basil Been serenaded the audience in his deep, commanding voice with a powerful rendition of a song. Prime Minister Ingraham expressed his pleasure at joining friends and family of the Sawyer and Roberts families to mark the official opening of the new Maxwell’s Supermarket. He commended both Chad Sawyer and Rupert Roberts, his partner, for continuing and expanding their invest ments throughout our country. “This modern, well appointed store is a welcome addition to Marsh Harbour’s expanding commercial district. The location provides a convenient grocery service and contrib utes to the further enhancement and long term development of Marsh Harbour. Completed in August of this year, this new 45,000 square foot supermarket employs Maxwell’s From Page 1 The three grocery businesses, Maxwell’s, Price Right and Sav a lot, together employ about 130 people. Many of them, dressed smartly in uniforms and all with identification tags, attended the opening ceremony of Maxwell’s held on the parking area outside the store. The interior of Maxwell’s was beautifullly appointed with many tables of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Shown is Prime Minister Ingraham greeting one the the employees while owner Chad Sawyer looks on. 130 persons, a significant employer in Central Abaco,” he stated. Mr. Ingraham spoke of Chad’s com pelling life’s journey since leaving school at the age of 14, saying that he had come from similar circumstances, both being raised by grandparents, and that he believed he knew something of the obstacles Chad had overcome. “Today’s ceremony represents some of the life lessons Chad learned along the way. Those life lessons include a commitment to honesty, reliabil ity and persistence in the face of whatever odds come our way. The other lesson Chad learned is to harness one’s God-given tal ents to embrace the many opportunities afforded by our blessed country. Our Baha mian archipelago has been described as an Archipelago of Opportunities and avenues for success for those who find reward in a hard day’s work,” he stated. After extend ing congratulations and best wishes to Chad and Mr. Roberts for the continued success of their business in the years ahead, Mr. Ingraham declared the new Maxwell’s officially open. Chad Sawyer, President of the Price Right Companies, thanked the Prime Minister for his remarks. He apologized for what he termed “being so nave” when, after the fire which destroyed the previ ous Maxwell’s, he declared that he would have it rebuilt by Christmas of that year. “I must have inhaled too much smoke that night,” he joked. He admits that he did not realise what would be involved and said, “Abaconians do not give up easily and I wanted the best, most modern supermar ket in the country. My goal was to make a difference in the way customers shop with friendly, courteous staff and wider aisles, good parking and pleasant restrooms. A high level of service is our goal and the staff underwent six months of training be fore the store opened.” Mr. Sawyer thanked firstly the share holders for their confidence and then all of the persons and companies involved in the design and construction of the store. His wife, Ginny, received special thanks for standing by him through it all. After 27 easy years, he told her that he knew the last two had been hard, but he vowed to get home a little earlier now that the store is finally open. Finally, he thanked the customers and announced that November 18 will be Customer Appreciation Day. “We will be going crazy with deals, deals and deals!” The ceremony closed with the official ribbon cutting by Ginny Sawyer and Mr. Ingraham. Following the ribbon cutting, Please see Maxwell’s Page 6

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 þ­ By Jennifer Hudson Six marine scientists from the United States and Canada, all members of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, have recently spent seven days on Abaco carrying out important research on the bonefish population here. On their final night I met with Mick Kolassa, Board Director; Dr. Aaron Adams, Director of Operations; and Zack Jud, Marine Scientist, to learn in detail ex actly what their research entailed. The scientists explained that their main motivation is to be proactive in protect ing one of The Bahamas’ most lucrative resources the bonefishing industry. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to using science to understand the bonefish and tarpon popula tion on the planet. “Normally people wait until after the fact to do something about it, but we want to provide as much information as possible to guides, bonefish lodges and government agencies in order to be proactive in pro tecting the resource,” stated Dr. Adams. “People do not realise how very important the bonefish industry is for The Bahamas. It is of huge economic value and provides a large portion of its overall economy. This huge part of the economy will be lost if the bonefish habitat declines,” he warned. He gave examples of some countries such as St. Croix where, due to adverse methods of fishing like using nets, the bonefish pop ulation has been wiped out which is huge ly detrimental to the country’s economy. “Bonefishing is an economic engine often ignored or taken for granted,” he stated. Mr. Kolassa explained that so far very little scientific information is known about the bonefish. “There is still a lot we don’t know but we are learning,” he stated. “Much work has been done in the Florida Keys but recently The Bahamas has been the focal point. It has been found that the bonefish population is smaller in the Keys and that the population in The Bahamas is robust and more abundant. The bonefish population in Florida has declined 80 per cent over the past 40 years. The Bahamas is a good place to study and help protect the bonefish so that the same thing does not happen here,” he stated. Work has also been carried out on Eleu thera where age, growth rates and hook retention has been studied at the research station at the Cape Eleuthera Institute. Movement patterns have been studied on South Andros, Exuma, Long Island, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and now will be studied on Abaco. “This tells us to what extent the islands are connected and if they can be treated as one fishery,” explained Dr. Adams. All week on Abaco guides, scientists and anglers were out from sun up to sun down tagging bonefish to determine their spatial scale of movement. The scientists were assisted by 12 local independent bonefish guides whom they said worked very cooperatively along with them with admirable enthusiasm and camaraderie. They were accompanied one day by Jeremy Saunders, Superintendent of Fisheries on Abaco, so that he could observe the tag ging procedures. The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is working in collaboration with The Bahamas National Trust and the Ministry of Tourism. Much praise is due to the Abaco bone fish guides who so willingly gave of their time and expertise and whose contribution was valuable during this very significant event. They are Captains Buddy Pinder, Paul Pinder, Jody Albury, Joe Bodie, Dee Albury, Danny Sawyer, Clint Kemp, Kirk Bain, Rick Sawyer, Donnie Lowe, O’Donald McIntosh and Tony Russell. Mr. Kolassa stated that the Abaco guides had noted that before full moons beginning in October and for a period of the next few months, there were large aggregations of fish so the overall plan was to tag as many fish as possible during their visit in October. Spa ghetti tags, so named because they exactly resemble a piece of spaghetti, have been inserted in more than 300 bonefish during the seven day research project. The spaghetti tag is a thin white tube which is inserted a short way into the fish in a very quick and simple process with about a two inch length left projecting out. A tag number and the website of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is visible on the protruding portion of the tag. The scientists are requesting that any fisherman finding a tagged fish should record the number and contact any of the independent guides or bonefish lodges on Abaco or go to the website www.tar bone.org to report it. In addition to the tag number, they would like to know roughly where the fish was caught and its length. It is the aim of the group to tag 2,500 bone fish in the waters of Abaco during a mul tiple year project which began last year, and the members of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association will continue with their efforts of tagging fish.. Please see Page 6 Cindy Pinder, secretary of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association, is showing a bonefish that has a tag by its dorsal fin. This has an identifying number and infor mation for fishermen to contact. The fish ermen need to give the date and location of catching the bonefish. Research is aimed at protecting bonesh Twenty-five bonefish had sonic tags implanted in their abdomens. This required a small incision that was stitched. Bea cons will pick up radio signals from these implants that will give details of the fish’s movements.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 Sonic tags have been implanted in 25 bonefish over the length of 18 inches dur ing this project. These tags are larger than the spaghetti tags and have to be surgically implanted. An incision approximately an inch long is made and the sonic tag is in serted under the skin; then the incision is closed with a few stitches. Twenty black cylindrical beacons have been placed in the waters at various strategic locations, and these will pick up readings from the sonically-tagged fish which will give the scientists much valuable information in determining their movement patterns. “Bonefish travel great distances and some which were tagged in the Florida Keys have since been found on Andros. Bonefish can live for more than 20 years. A 22-inch bonefish here is about 12 years old while in the Keys one of the same size would be only six years old,” informed Mr. Kolassa. Mr. Kolassa explained that the black cy lindrical beacons, which are about one foot From Page 5 tall and are attached to buoys or concrete blocks, look rather like bombs. While they are harmless, persons are asked to PLEASE NOT TOUCH. Just leave them totally alone since they track the sonic markers and are very important in the process of tracking the bonefish. The sonic tagging will assist in determining where the fish spawn so that those areas can be protected and not become major areas of development. He reiterated how important the bonefishing industry is to the country and stated that people who come to bone fish spend twice as much per capita as the other tourists. The scientists were thrilled with their entire Abaco experience. Mr. Kolassa was accommodated by the Delphi Club on Roll ing Harbour, Dr. Adams and Mr. Jud at the Abaco Lodge on Bustic Bight and the remainder of the scientists were hosted in private homes. “It has been a fantastic week, much better than we had anticipat ed. Bonefish can be unpredictable but they have really cooperated. The people here have been very supportive and hardworking. We have covered a lot of ground and have fished in the south, north and central Marls, Cherokee Sound, Casuarina Point, Sandy Point, Crossing Rocks, Cooper‘s Town and Green Turtle Cay. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the independent guides who were very keen for us to come and do this. We would never have been able to do it without their help. They all worked together and put in a huge amount of time and effort voluntarily,” stated the scientists. Cindy Pinder, Secretary of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association, recruited independent guides to participate in the event and organized the guides’ schedules on a daily basis to ensure that all of the scientists and anglers could tag as many bonefish as possible during this historic week-long event. She thanks all of the par ticipants and emphasized the huge contri bution made by the members of that associ ation. “The amount of time that the guides put in during the seven days was equivalent to 40 days of guided fishing with a value of $20,000 invested for conservation.” The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is very concerned that bonefishermen utilize re sponsible practices for catch and release and has produced a leaflet listing best practices which they would like everyone to know and observe. The following are some of the main points. Hooks when fishing with bait use circle hooks. Fight Time exhausted and loses equilibrium. and the size of fish so that fish can be landed quickly with head lifted slightly above water and movements controlled. of lip gripping devices is best avoided. clean, wet hands and gently support the bonefish from beneath the head and bel ly. Devices and cloths can cause injury. hooks while keeping fish in water. consider moving to another fishing loca tion. tial predators are near, consider using a live well to hold your fish for a short time to allow releasing it some distance away from the predators. More detailed information and updates based on continuing research can be found at www.tarbone.org. all of the guests were invited inside to view the store and enjoy light refreshments. The dignitaries were seated at beautifully laid out tables and served by members of staff while other guests wandered through the store which was certainly decorated in its birthday best with striking flower arrangements and tables all around lavishly laid out with delicious appetizers. The food, catered by Elliott and Darlene Sawyer, was quite sumptuous and was topped off by a birthday cake for the special occasion. Eston Sawyer provided live music during the reception. The store remained closed during the ceremony which was held in the beauti fully landscaped parking lot under white marquees to shield guests from the after noon sun. The marquees were very taste fully draped with the national colours and the designer touch was on everything right down to the satin covered chairs. Guests included the Minister of Housing, the Hon. Kenneth Russell; Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Ab aco and his wife, Cathy; members of local government; and many local and interna tional suppliers.Maxwell’s From Page 2 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 The Abaconian þ David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, þ þ Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address 990 Old Dixie Hwy #8 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco þ $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA þ $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface The Editor Says . . . Woodcutting Again Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, This to respond to person upset about the Ministry of Works electrical requirements. The requirement for an electrical riser diagram is not something that is new; the requirement has just not been enforced on Abaco until recently. The Ministry of Works on Abaco now has a full time elec trical inspector who trained under Nassau Works’ staff for several months before being stationed here. The requirements being enforced here are no different than the requirements be ing adhered to in Nassau. The riser diagram is something that should be prepared by the building owner’s licensed electri cian and should be included in the electri cian’s price to do the electrical works on the building. We do not force the owner to use any particular electrician; the owner is free to solicit prices from any licensed electrician he or she chooses. It has been my experience in seven years of living on Abaco that there have been too many mysterious fires causing a great deal of damage. I believe many of these fires have been caused by faulty elec trical work. Enforcement of building code requirements, particularly with regards to electrical work, can only benefit owners and occupants of buildings and the public in general. þ John Schaefer One hundred years ago Abaco’s logging operation at Wilson City was the envy of the country with electricity, an ice plant and a railroad with steam locomotives bringing logs to the mill from the depth of the forest. The new BEC road from the highway into the plant at Wilson City follows the original railroad right-of-way which then was only 12 15 feet wide. The pine forest was harvested in 10 15 mile radials from the mill, that being the limit of the company’s railroad track. Once harvested, the entire operation moved and the cycle began again. Logging was the prime employer on Abaco from the early 1900s until 1943 when the last sawmill at Cross Harbour on the southern coast closed and the operation moved to Pine Ridge on Grand Bahama. For those so inclined, remnants of the railroad can still be seen on the Cross Harbour shore. Artifacts are also found from the earlier sawmill and dock at Millville, close to the Fast Ferry dock east of the Sandy Point airstrip. James Crockett contributed to Abaco’s economic climb when he established his 3,000 acre farm in 1954 south of Spring City. His farm operation provided steady seasonal jobs and was the forerunner of Abaco’s economic boom. Scott and Matt son Farms bought the Crockett operation in 1958 and operated with a substantial labour force of immigrant Haitians. The Marsh Harbour airport opened in 1957 or 1958 giving travelers easier access to Central Abaco and its cays. Previously, air arrivals were by seaplane bringing only a few people to Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay. Hope Town remained the seat of government for Central Abaco until 1960 when government functions moved to Marsh Harbour. The mailboat from Nassau reigned supreme for freight and groceries from Nas sau with occasional freight coming direct from Florida. In 1959 logging returned full force with the arrival of the Owens Illinois pulpwood operation at Snake Cay. The company came with 500 employees plus wives and children, probably totaling 1,500 or more persons. The woodcutters, who were pre dominately of Turks Island origin, were brought with their families and their houses from Grand Bahama and re-established at Lake City, near the entrance to Casuarina Point. Nothing of consequence remains at this site as the houses were moved to An dros when the pulpwood operation moved there in 1966. Owens Illinois also established Spring City in 1959 for the Bahamian supervisory staff. Over the years, it has grown into a sizeable community. Snake Cay became the center of opera tions with an ocean-going barge arriving every six days from Jacksonville. The barge took pulpwood to a paper mill in Jacksonville and returned empty. Well, not really groceries, cars, furniture and equipment were unloaded at Snake Cay un der the eyes of a resident customs officer. In 1960 or 1961 the logging operation was expanded with the addition of a second barge and the establishment of Campbell Town. This was for Haitian woodcutters who came from the farming operation. The payroll from the pulpwood operation worked its way into the Marsh Har bour business community resulting in ex panded and new business opportunities. The pulpwood operation moved to An dros in 1966. Looking to utilize the roads, dock and housing left behind, the company ventured into growing and processing sugarcane. For a variety of reasons this was not successful, and the operation was shut down in 1970. Owens Illinois did a lot to open up Aba co. Besides the infusion of payroll money, it built roads that extended the length of Abaco. This opened the island to trade and allowed residents to be mobile. The sugar operation cleared 20,000 acres of land for growing sugarcane. It is this land south of Spring City that is now being used for fiveand 10-acre farm plots. The land was carefully cleared without the use of rippers, so whatever topsoil existed remains on top. It was the logging roads that opened up Abaco and allowed the connection of its far-flung communities. The original roads were just crushed and rolled limestone. In recent years government has paved the main highway north and south allowing motorists to access either end of Abaco in about an hour’s drive. Roads and farmland are probably the two greatest assets left by the logging and sugar operations. The Snake Cay dock has been eyed by a variety of interests but remains as a silent sentry to better times. It is used occasion ally for sand and gravel deliveries and an occasional scrap metal exporter. The sheet metal piling around the dock is showing its age, but it could be easily renovated if an economic reason existed. Why is this historical glimpse into past logging interesting? Well, the forest is be ing viewed again, 45 years later, as a renewable resource to be harvested. A Nas sau company is submitting proposals for a woodcutting operation and was leased 20 acres of BAIC land on the road leading into the BAIC farmland south of Spring City. The company began a pilot operation with the view of using the Abaco pine for fin ished wood products. Flooring and a vari ety of wooden moldings were two products being considered. This is in contrast to di mensional lumber and pulpwood being the end product years ago. Its two main machines, a portable saw and sizer, were on the site for a month or more but have subsequently been moved. We understand that the Bahama National Trust told the company a month ago to cease until all permits and licenses were in place. Between BAIC which assigned or leased them the 20 acres, the Bahamas National Trust which seems to be involved, and other government agencies that would be expected to be involved, more information should become available. Although we did not see the pilot operation, several persons did see it and had conversations with the employee operating the portable mill. Al though the equipment has been moved, it is believed to be on Abaco. It is to be expected that some will complain about harvesting the pine. However, is this any different from harvesting crawfish, grouper or sponges? The key to harvesting our natural resources is making harvesting is sustainable. This means har vesting in a manner that does not destroy the resource’s ability to regenerate. Rules and regulations exist related to crawfish and grouper to allow for their reproduction. It is an inexact science that takes years of observations to determine the right rules. The forest should be used in the same context. The pine should be harvested in a scientific manner with appropriate rules that are monitored and enforced. This should be easier than establishing the rules for things underwater which are harder to monitor. Forestry science is well understood and documented, so establishing a harvesting regime should not be overly cumbersome. The comments we have heard about the operation are to the effect that the com pany wants to harvest trees that are firedamaged, unhealthy or salvaged from land clearing. It should be acceptable to harvest our pine trees only if we leave a healthy forest. We don’t believe that the final chapter on woodcutting, lumbering or tree harvest ing was written 45 years ago when Owens Illinois moved to Andros. It appears that a new chapter is about to be written on Abaco’s forest potential. We look forward hearing more on this project. Owens Illinois carried pulpwood from the forest to the dock at Snake Cay in large pallets each weighing about 38 tons. The pallets were moved by huge forklifts that loaded the trucks in the woods, offloaded the trucks at the dock and then loaded the pallets onto the barges. This was one of the men who marked five healthy trees per acre that were left to re seed the forest. The terrain did not allow for normal replanting.

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City þ St. Postal code þ + þ Country E-mail (or Fax) þ (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ þ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class þ $25 Bahamas via surface þ $20 to Abaco þ US$65 Canada via Airmail þ US$95 UK, Europe Surface þ Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 þ or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed Central Abaco News By Jennifer Hudson Angie Collie, Managing Director of the Auskell Medical Clinic, has a desire to “give back to the community” and to this end she organized several special events for the month of October. Several persons assisted with her outreach programme and generously offered their services free of charge. Since October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Auskell Medical Clin ic placed emphasis on the importance of mammograms. On October 15 and 16 mammograms were offered free to special ly needy persons who were recommended by the Department of Social Services and at a 50 percent discount to all other persons. Nikiea Watson, a Radiological Technician stationed at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport and who is registered with the American Society of Radiographers, car ried out the mammogram screenings on those two days. She said that the turnout of persons coming in for screenings was high and that the patients expressed their gratitude for the reduced fees. Since the response was so good, it was decided to further offer the same reductions every Saturday for the remainder of October. Both Ms. Watson and Ms. Collie stressed how important regular mam mogram screenings are. “Early detection makes it easier if there is a problem. Mam mograms can pick up cancer a lot sooner than a person can feel it. Once a person feels a lump, the cancer has probably been there for a year,” stated Ms. Watson. Mrs. Collie also stressed the importance of regular mammograms and stated that al though it is normally recommended that all women over the age of 40 receive yearly mammograms, that age has been reduced to 35 years for The Bahamas due to the genetic makeup of Bahamian women. She wished to thank all those women who have taken advantage of these screenings. The free eye tests for students were ex tended to each Saturday during the entire month of October since there was such a large number of children who were unable to get seen by ophthalmologist, Dr. Du randa Ash, during the first offering. The response during the first two days was overwhelming and Dr. Ash and Ms. Collie did not want to leave any student untested. Albury’s Ferry Service and Green Turtle Ferry Service came on board to assist and donated free ferry rides for any children coming across for the eye tests. Fifteen minute of free stress-relieving massages were offered in the Auskell Spa on October 23 with massage therapists from Nassau, Freeport and Abaco offering their services. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. that same day a free seminar on weight control was offered which included information on how to eat healthy, cancer prevention and weight management. Persons attending were shown a series of beneficial exercises using stretch bands and balls. The month will end with a visit to Hope Town by personnel from the Auskell Clin ic for a free health fair involving talks and the taking of blood pressure and sugar lev el readings among other things. They will be joined by a group from Baptist Health Centre in Miami, who will speak about what their facilities offer in the way of pri vate health care. By Canishka Alexander Lynden Williams, proprietor of Everlasting View Funeral Home, opened Ab aco’s only funeral home during the month of October. He thinks it is a good move for Abaco because residents will no longer have to go to Nassau unless the deceased happens to be a murder or traffic accident victim. Mr. Williams has eight years of experi ence as a mortician. Everlasting View of fers everything from the preparation of the body, purchase of the coffin, affordable pricing and transportation for the funeral service. So with everything being local ized, Williams is supporting many of the local businesses in town particularly with the printing of obituaries. Currently, Everlasting View Funeral Home is open for business on Don MacK ay Boulevard across from Dove Plaza. Business hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. If there is a body for viewing, business hours are extended until 6 p.m. on Fridays. While Mr. Williams said he does a lot of travelling, he has administrators like Kayla McPhee in place to provide service to those in need. The telephone number is 367-1272. By Mirella Santillo A robbery that took place in Maxwell’s parking lot ended with the recovery of the most of stolen items and the apprehension of one of the suspects. In the evening of October 5th Ellen Sands was shopping at Maxwell’s with one of her colleagues, Barbara Foreman, who had given her a ride in her truck. They Auskell Medical Clinic offered free eye exams to all school students. The response to this offer was overwhelming on the first day so the Clinic offered it on Saturdays for the remainder of the month of October. Albury’s Ferry Service and Green Turtle Ferry of fered free transportation to all students on the cays wanting eye examinations. During October Auskell also offered mammograms for half the normal cost and held a weight management seminar. Home Fabrics moved a into much larger facility on Don MacKay Boulevard earlier this fall. With a greatly expanded inventory the shop offers a variety of items including this giant Halloween. It can be seen on the sidewalk outside the shop. Please see Central Page 10 Sales Service WarrantyPh. (242) 367-3186 Mini-Split A/C systems Wall & Window A/C Units3/4 Ton $ 649 1.0 Ton $ 749 1.5 Ton $1,049 2.0 Ton $1,299York 5,000 $249 York 8,000 $399 York 10,000 $499 York 12,000 $559 York 18,000 $699 BTU 1 Nov 2010New Stock Now Here

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 9 came from work and Ms. Sands had with her a laptop, a purse and an Ipod that she left in the vehicle, carrying only her wallet with her. However, they forgot to lock the truck. When the two ladies returned from shopping a few minutes later, all of Ms. Sands’ belongings were gone. They immediately went back to Maxwell’s. One of the security guards men tioned having seen a car strolling around the parking lot. A check of the supermar Bellevue Business Depot assisted parents in preparing for their kids’return to school when the new school year got underway. The company gave a number of prizes to winners of the Back-to-School Promotion. Pictured are General Manager Ural Forbes; third prize winner Beverly Martin with a Nintendo DSI Console; second prize winner Kayla Pratt with a Dell Mini Laptop; and Gary Russell accepting on behalf of Abaconian Leann Russell, the grand prize winner who received $800 cash towards school tuition; and Angella Rolle, Marketing Coordinator.ket’s camera system revealed the robbery in progress, and the police was immedi ately notified. When Ms. Sands arrived at the police station, the officer on duty had already dis patched the information and Officer Rolle on patrol in Cove Estate noticed a suspi cious vehicle in the area while one of the residents there observed a man throwing something in her garbage bin. The officer called for assistance, stopped the car and apprehended the driver; unfortunately, two other occupants got away. In the garbage bin Det. Sgt. Farquharson, who had arrived on the scene, recov ered some of Ms. Sands personal effects; other things were retrieved from the confiscated vehicle. The only missing item was the Ipod. According to the police, the suspect’s pre liminary hearing took place on October 13th. Ms. Sands was grateful for the cameras located in the store and parking lot and thought it was because of the immediate police reaction and the decisive way they handled the problem that she recovered most of her belongings. By Timothy Roberts The Bahamas Telecommu nications Company Ltd. (BTC) introduced a new international long distance calling card on September 13 which utilizes the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology and on Oc tober 20 and 21 introduced the product officially to Abaco with events in Marsh Harbour, in North Abaco and the cays where $3 sample cards were given out freely. BTC introduced the calling card branded Talk it Up which allows residents and visitors to make calls at considerably lower rates than that of any other ex isting landline technology. At the event they gave out refresh ments and gifts, including tshirts, in Radio Abaco’s parking lot in order to make the public aware of their new product. Talk it Up offers lower rates to more than 450 countries including the United States, Jamaica, Haiti, Canada, and the UK. The easy-to-use card has the lowest rates on the market with high call quality. The card is useable in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Switzerland. With 300,000 plus mobile subscribers, scores of VIBE Unite users and thousands of residents that use varying forms of social media for information and communi cation, BTC says one of its primary goals is to ensure that it is equipped to deliver Please see Central Page 18 Bahamas Telecommunications Corporation has intro duced a new calling card that will give its custom ers much lower rates than are currently available. Shown is Keisha Frank telling a customer about the new service.

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 School News By Canishka Alexander Two days before the school would en gage in its Art Explosion 2010, Cecile Albury, Agape Christian School’s principal, was excited about the event. The two-day event was expected to draw artists and ven dors from all over the island, and feature school art exhibitions, a kids’ craft station, face painting and a variety of food items. The Art Explosion was held on October 15 in the evening and October 16 during the day. On Friday night the art show of fered a dinner sale with choices of lasagna or spaghetti served with garlic bread or Caesar salad at a cost of $10, and on Sat urday hot dogs and burgers were available throughout the day. Mrs. Albury expected vendors from Cooper’s Town to Sandy Point and the cays to be a part of the event. Her husband, Troy, had come up with the idea for the Art Explosion 2010 after visiting several art shows. He thought it would be more eco nomical to feature the work of our local art ists and students as a way to let those on the island know what can be produced here. She expected to have a good time be cause of the people who were coming. “We have some of our students displaying some of their art from classes that they’ve done, and some of them are actually trying to sell the things that they have made,” she said. “We’ve got wonderful artists on staff who is working in the Art Department as well as wonderful students who are artists themselves along with a lot of parents. “Maybe this year it will be a small beginning, and next year we can have a fantastic time even better than this year. Our theme this year is Excellence Lives Here and our goal is to make sure that ex cellence starts with us,” Mrs. Albury ex plained. At Grace Gym vendors set up an as sortment of paintings, jewelry, photography, woodwork, straw work, boat models, shell craft, quilts and sewing craft as music played lightly in the background. Corella Sands from Cherokee had set up her quilting and sewing crafts at the front of the gym and was thrilled to share her experience. She’s been involved in her type of craft for some time, and before her husband Stuart Sands passed away, he used to work along with her doing his wood work. Most of her crafts featured a Christmas theme. She sold some items. Christmas tree skirts, custom designed Tshirts, bags and baby quilts were among her crafts. It was something she liked to do and had learned to sew from her grandmother and mother. Her daughter, Vonda Bethel, also does quilting and sewing. Mrs. Sands said it is definitely a tradition that runs in the family. Next to her booth was Little Star Creations by Amanda Darville, which showcased an array of beautifully handcrafted jew elry. She displayed hair combs, napkin rings, candle holders, decorative pins, bathroom dec orations and an ice bucket ac centuated with pink-hued shells. On the opposite side of the gym, there was more displays of woodwork, jewelry, paintings and photography, souvenir and gifts items and even illuminated conch shell lamps. Kayleigh Sands, a 19-year-old artist, had numerous oil and acrylic paintings laid out. Her interest in art was sparked when she was in her last year of school, and since then she’s been doing her paint ings. Most of her paintings captured the vibrant colours of things found in nature. Ms. Sands had a good experience and had sold a few pieces. Some of her work is fea tured in Blue Sky Art Gallery. One vendor acknowledged that her items may have been too highly priced for this type of event, so she didn’t do too well. Overall, many of the vendors were grateful for the experience, but suggested that the event be held in a different month. The Agape Christian School Art Explosion featured many local artists including several students. Shown here is the booth of Rhonda Pearce with her photographs. She is show ing them to Pam Pinder. Jewelry was a popular item at the Art Explosion. Shown are Kayleigh Sands and Amanda Darville. Please see School Page 12

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Page 12 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 Others said that changing the month may not make a difference because of our econ omy’s state. By Canishka Alexander On October 13 students of Agape Chris tian School seemed to form a rippling ef fect as they wore the radiant colours of the Bahamian flag in support of National Heroes Day. Principal Cecile Albury believes their act of patriotism was two-fold. She told the students that they not only honoured our na tional heroes, but they also supported the Abaco Cancer Society by participating in the Out-of-Uniform Day and paying one School From Page 11 More School News dollar. Miss Cecile said that some parents were gracious enough to double the amount requested for their children to dress up. She was extremely pleased because the proceeds were donated to the Cancer Society at a time when they were celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. By Canishka Alexander Recently the campus of S.C. Bootle High School was bustling with excitement as everyone got involved in elections that would determine who would become the school’s head girl. According to Princi pal Huel Moss, Jr., the elections were in full swing at the school earlier in the fall, and candidates Felicia Romer and Dami an Lightbourne displayed posters, gave speeches and campaigned feverishly for two weeks. The Prefect Committee put forth its best effort to ensure that the election process was as realistic as possible. Students, teachers and support staff had to register and go through the complete voting procedure, which included dipping thumbs in stamp-pad ink to confirm voting. When all was done, Damian Light bourne emerged as the winner, and she is head girl with Felicia Romer as her deputy. “The entire election process went very well as students got an opportunity to democratically choose the candidate of their choice in true general election fash ion. After all, many of them in the upper school may be realistically voting in the next general elections in 2012,” Mr. Moss concluded.S. C. Bootle offers By Canishka Alexander Students attending S.C. Bootle High The students at S.C. Bootle High School responded well and were enthusiastic about the election of the school’s head girl. These are students at a rally showing support for the candidate of their choice. The school officials made the election as realistic as they could, even requiring the voters to dip their thumbs in the stamp-pad ink. The winners of the election held at S.C. Bootle High School were Felicia Romer, Deputy Head Girl, and Damian Light bourne, Head Girl. School can choose from a number of pro grams offered after school to assist them either academically or athletically. Prin cipal Huel Moss Jr. likened the school’s campus to a busy subway station at rush hour as he listed the BJC and BGCSE classes, the Maritime Cadet Corps and the Defence Force Ranger programs that are offered, and the volleyball and basketball practices that are held. The BJC and BGCSE classes are offered from Monday to Thursday. On Thursdays the Maritime Cadet Corps and Creole classes for teachers are held. Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for the Rangers, and volleyball and basketball practice takes place Mondays and Fridays. With a student population of about 330, Mr. Moss estimates that 70 to 100 students take part in the after-school programs that are offered each day. However, if more students had access to reliable transporta tion, he said the number of those in atten dance could possibly increase. “The majority of our students are bused to school, which means when the buses leave when school is dismissed, they have to leave to travel from Crown Haven to Treasure Cay as well as Green Turtle Cay and Norman’s Castle. Most of the students who stay after school are from the Black Wood, Fire Road and Cooper’s Town communities along with the few outside the community with parents who can pick them up or arrange transportation. The numbers would be much larger if our students had secured transportation to get home in the afternoons,” he reasoned. Please see School Page 14

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 School From Page 12 However, for the ones who are fortu nate to take advantage of the programs, Mr. Moss said that they have shown im provement in their athletic and academic skills thus far. “There has also been some improvement in overall behavior and disci pline throughout the school although there is always room for improvement,” he com mented. To assist the school as it makes these types of improvements, two members from the community have volunteered to work with the Physical Education team because P.E. teacher Jose Torres of Cuba left the school this year. They now have one P.E. teacher remaining, Denise Taylor, who serves as the school’s senior mistress. “The school welcomes these volunteers as they help to bridge the gap and strengthen the relationship between school and com munity an important link in producing ex cellence in education,” Mr. Moss said. By Samantha V. Evans Many students on Abaco had the oppor More School News tunity to learn more about the restoration of Broad Creek at Witches Point that took place on October 20th. Kristin Williams from Friends of the Environment and Lau ren Yeager, a marine biologist from Flori da International University, visited several schools. Ms. Yeager told the students that the purpose of this project is to undo the damage done to Broad Creek. She explained that Broad Creek was once a tidal creek. A tidal creek has water flowing in and out from the ocean. It has mangroves, corals and sea grass in he area that are homes to baby fish, conch and crawfish. It is a nursery for baby fish such as grouper and snappers. Tidal creeks become fragmented when water cannot flow from the ocean anymore because of a blockage or a break. In The Bahamas the most common blockage is a road. Mud builds up where the blockage develops. The effects of this are that the water is too salty and too hot and is bad for the animals that live there. As a result of this the fish do not flourish. An un-frag mented environment has a lot of fish, but when the environment is fragmented, only a few remain in the area still open to the sea. In order to restore Broad Creek, they will have a backhoe dig the road up to place culverts that will allow fish to move freely through the water. They will remove mangroves opening up channels for the water to flow. A similar restoration took place at Cross Harbour four years ago.Abaco Central By Canishka Alexander In honour of our nation’s heroes, the So cial Studies Department of Abaco Central High rallied its staff and students together for a special assembly that was themed Outstanding Abaconians. A number of guests were invited to participate in the as sembly including Dr. Lenora Black, District Superintendent. During her remarks, Dr. Black empha sizing the points that were read in a poem by one of the students. She said that anyone can be a hero if they want to be one. “Each of you has the innate ability to be a hero,” she acknowledged. Pastor Silbert Mills, keynote speaker began by talking about Capt. Leonard Thompson who fought as a bomber pilot in World War II in the Royal Canadian Air force. He talked about the young women who served as midwives years ago and who could easily be identified as heroines when there were no medical facilities or emergency flight services. He mentioned Capt. Ernest Dean and Capt Sherlin Bootle, who both have major highways named after them for their contributions. He added the names of two individuals who had done so much for the communi ties of Dundas Town and Murphy Town with regard to education and its develop ment, yet were not known by many. They were Godfrey Cooper and Preston Swain. Together, he said the two men convinced the British government to place a school between the two communities to provide education for their children. The focal point of his speech was his in troduction of Paul Pinder, who became the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Badge of Honour at the age of 28. Mr. Pinder recalled how a church group called the Back to the Island Singers had visited Abaco at that time. His father had sent him to take them to the airport, but for some reason he didn’t leave. Tragically, when the plane took off with the group onboard, it did not clear the pine trees at the end of the runway and ended up clipping its wings. The plane began to rapidly descend leaving billowing smoke in its wake. Frightened and fearing the worst, Mr. Pinder said he followed the trail of black smoke. The first person he encountered was the injured pilot, and after he had lifted him to a safe distance, he went in search of the other passengers. He met three others along the way, but soon found out that a woman was still trapped inside the burning plane. Because he couldn’t get the seatbelt off her and the heat was so intense, Mr. Pinder walked back outside the plane. “Before I realized what had happened, I was back in the plane again and grabbed a hold of the seatbelt, and it came unfas tened,” he stated. Eventually, he was able to pull the woman to safety as well before Lauren Yeager, a marine biologist working with Craig Layman, spoke to students at Aba co Central High School about the reasons for opening up creeks that have been blocked. Later some of these students worked on forming channels in Broad Creek at Witches Point to allow tidal waters to flow through the entire creek system. The creek systems are very important as fish nurseries that later proprogate our reefs. 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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 School From Page 14 More School News the plane was consumed with fire. Toward the end of the ceremony, students gave character sketches of Capt. Er nest Dean and Mother Merle Williams. By Canishka Alexander Representatives from Bakke Graduate University, which is located in Seattle, Washington, travelled to Abaco on Sep tember 23 to inform the Abaco public about the university and to talk about the masters and doctorate degrees being offered. Robert Steinhagen, Vice President of Advancement, told the audience that much of what they are doing can be summed up in the university’s mission to develop Christ-centered leaders who change global cities. Although they have an internation ally-based faculty, all courses are taught in the English language. The class format is called a hybrid format, which utilizes a unique combina tion of online and in-person courses. Dr. Gwendolyn Dewey, Academic Dean, said the courses are broken down into nineweek segments in which the first week is more of an orientation week; the second week places a professor onsite and then the next seven weeks incorporate online courses with a combination of assignments and projects. Partial scholarships and admission requirements are determined on a case-bycase basis, and Dr. Dale Dan, Director and Professor of the Master of Arts degrees, said they are working diligently to supply books at a low cost. Special student status is available for students who do not have an undergraduate degree. In this instance, they create something similar to a profile on the student to see what type of experi ences, seminars or projects they have been involved in that will help to demonstrate that they are prepared for graduate school. There are presently eight representatives for the program in The Bahamas. Enid White is the university’s Abaco coordinator and Willamae Bowe is an education men tor from Freeport. Also joining the group was Dariano Joseph, an IT technician, who will provide assistance in the area of con sulting, networking and computer-related resources for the university. Classes are tentatively planned to begin in January for Freeport, February for Ab aco and in March for Nassau. Essentially, each course requires a range of 20 to 30 students to form what is called a cohort. Dr. Dan said that cohorts can be formed on different islands or countries. Bakke Graduate University is one of the leading schools in theological education and has been approved by the Bahamas government to operate in The Bahamas. It is accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, an accrediting organization in the United States, among other high-ranking agencies. Dr. Brad Smith, university President, was also with the group.Since their visit to Abaco in September, Bakke Graduate University is quickly be coming a great option for those pursuing a higher education, and the university’s representatives have been receiving word from many who are interested in earning their masters and doctorate degrees. On October 8 Dr. Dale Dan, director and professor of the Master of Arts in So cial and Civic Entrepreneurship degree program, announced that the Freeport courses are now listed on the university’s website and are scheduled to begin on January 20, 2011. It is awe-inspiring to see The Bahamas listed among so many countries like China, the Middle East, India and the United States that are offering the university’s courses. The list of courses includes those on faith, culture, law, ethics and businessrelated courses. On October 5 the Freeport News included a photo of Dr. Gwendolyn Dewey, the uni versity’s academic dean, and Willamae Bowe, an education mentor from Freeport, who re ceived 60 scholarships for Abaco students. By Canishka Alexander On October 15 the staff and students of St. Francis de Sales School celebrated the visit of the Catholic Archbishop, Patrick Pinder; Claudette Rolle, director of Catho lic Education; Dario Lundy-Mortimer, chairman of the Catholic Board of Educa tion; and Father Roger. Octavia Dean McIntosh was elated to welcome the school’s special guests during the special assembly and told them their presence was greatly appreciated. Students from the primary school per formed a recitation, the school choir en tertained with a musical selection before Mr. Lundy gave them his best wishes for the remainder of the school year. It was Please see School Page 16 For the past six months 18 young adults have been studying to complete their high school education. They received their diplomas at a graduation ceremony on October 2 at St. Simon by the Sea Anglican Church in Treasure Cay. Thirteen were from North Abaco with five being from the Marsh Harbour area. The courses were taught by local teach ers using the curriculum offered by the Philip Roy Academy in Largo, Florida. The six-month course is offered locally by the Scholastic Institute headed by Kendris Hield of Freeport, Grand Bahama. The two-hour ceremony was well at tended by relatives and friends who filled the church to hear Fr. Dwight Rolle ad dress the graduates who encouraged them to continue with their education. Refreshments were served after the ceremony. A graduation ceremony by Scholastic Institute awarded 18 students high school di plomas. The classes were taught by Abaco teachers under a program provided by the Philip Roy Academy in Florida. 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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 Early in the school year Friends of the Environment met with teachers of the lower pri mary school grades to introduce a program to make students aware of the need to pre serve their environment and keep it clean. The teachers were quite enthusiastic about the program that will be ongoing through the school year. daily classroom routines that will assist young students in creating an awareness of environmental issues through authentic, practical applications. The plan focuses on litter prevention and beautification. To evaluate the effectiveness of the programs, educators will be required to complete monthly survey reports for three consecu tive months. Representatives from Friends of the Environment will make courtesy calls to see how well the program is going. The program is very interactive consisting of songs, poems, pledges and trash charts. The participants enjoyed learning about this program and some of them were planning to start the activities immediately. Each participant received a certificate of participation. at Abaco Central By Samantha V. Evans On October 13th Toastmasters Light house Beamers started a junior chapter at Abaco Central High School. The main objective of the junior arm is to teach the students the art of public speaking. On the first day Mrs. Jewels, a local toastmaster, told the students about the rules and expectations of them as Toast masters. The students got their first effort at public speaking at their second meeting when four students presented on the topic What Makes Me Unique. The students spoke about their personal attributes, tal ents and interests while others spoke about their hobbies, abilities and looks. At the end of each speech the other students evalu ated the speakers. The coordinator told the School From Page 16 More School News students what areas they needed to improve including body language, speed, word pronunciation and eye contact. The students see the club as an opportunity for them to improve their confidence level especially when it comes to speaking in front of others. This club is open to students from other schools as well and so far one student at tends from Forest Heights. The students are updated weekly as to what they will be learning. To date there are approximately 15 students in the club. By Samantha V. Evans The Fifth Annual Boys Reading Chal lenge was launched on October 1st at Central Abaco Primary School under the theme RESPECT Find Out What it Means! This theme was chosen because the Ministry of Education has chosen to promote respect as one of the five “R’s” this school year. The coordinator of the program took time out at the outset of this challenge to speak to the students about the theme. The students were told that respect speaks to the way a person treats another. Respect can also be shown to self and the environment. They can respect self by not doing things to hurt their body by smoking, drinking or engag ing in deviant behavior. They can take care of the environment by planting a tree, not littering and by not polluting the ocean. This year 75 boys registered for the reading challenge. The boys were re minded that in order for them to win the laptop, they have to successfully read 50 books and write at least 50 book reports. The awards ceremony will be held in No vember at the school. By Samantha V. Evans On October 14th an election was held for officers of the Central Abaco Primary School Junior Anchors for the 2010-2011 school year. The students had to write a speech that told what they plan to do to make a difference in the office they are running for. There are approximately 38 members of the Junior Anchors. These members took part in the Rainbow Pilot Club’s Walka-bout held on September 25th. The purpose of the event was to assess the needs of those in the Marsh Harbour community. One of the goals this year is to reach persons in the Central Abaco area that are nor mally left out when they distribute items in the community. The Rainbow Pilot Club meets the 3rd Friday of every month at the Social Services Building at 7 p.m. By Samantha V. Evans As a part of the mandate of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, officers are required to visit schools and speak to students about the dangers of illegal drugs. W/Sgt. Rachel Metelus spoke to the grade six students at Central Abaco Primary School about ille gal drugs. She stated that illegal drug use is one of Please see School Page 18

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian November 1, 2010 the results of social ills or in other words poverty. There are many types of drugs but she discussed only three: marijuana, cocaine and alcohol. She told the students that the first two drugs are illegal while alcohol is legal. Sgt. Metelus told them about each of the drugs and the effects they can have on their body. Even though the first two are illegal, it is alcohol that is the most abused. It can cause liver disease, af fect one’s vision and brain, is addictive and can reduce sensitivity to pain. She told the students that if they are found with any of the illegal drugs, they will be arrested. It is an offense against the country to use them as well, she told the students. If convicted, they will spend time in prison. She told the students that once they have a criminal record, it ends their chances of employment with 90 per cent of employers and they cannot travel to the United States. Sgt. Metelus added that most jobs require drug testing. The students were told to remember that some drugs remain in their hair three months or longer. Further, Sgt. Metelus told them to make good choices. If they know someone who smokes illegal drugs, they should not ride with them because if they are stopped by the police and illegal substances are found, all persons in the vehicle will be charged. The students found this alarming especially since they do not believe that it is fair that the innocent per son be charged. She told them that the police will have no way of knowing whose drugs it is if the culprit does not confess.School From Page 17 More School News By Canishka Alexander According to Principal Cecile Albury, Jocelyn Taylor is the new deputy head of Agape Christian’s high school and just joined them this year. Mrs. Albury said Mrs. Taylor is in charge of the high school where the enrollment increased from 60 plus to 99 students for the 2010-2011 school year. Despite the increase, she said there is still room for more students. Taylor is excited to be at the school. “I’m just amazed at what God has done. At this school the parents and everybody are very cooperative, helpful and pleasant. We’re doing all that we can to see that the students are educated; we’re doing what we can to teach them about the Lord and just make them good citizens,” she declared. Mrs. Taylor and her husband, Wallace Taylor, the new Manager of Common wealth Bank, recently relocated to Abaco from Nassau. By Samantha V. Evans Abaco student Yonick Aaron, a 12th grader of St. Francis de Sales School, recently returned from Washington, DC, where he attended a People-to-People Leadership Summit. Yonick along with fellow delegates from other countries par ticipated in a very rigorous educational learning experience. When he arrived, he thought that it would be boring and that he would be surrounded by nerds. But instead he met some amazing delegates and they quickly became friends. The leader of the delegates was Bradley Cook, who was excited to lead the group. There was a packed itiner ary for the week. Activities included class room sessions and field trips to historical sites around Washington. Yonack said that some of his favorite activities on the program were the motivational lectures, especially the lecture on Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. He also enjoyed presenting his action plan for his commu nity which is to raise funds through many fund raising activities to help sick people who cannot afford medical expenses. He plans to speak to relevant authorities to put this plan into action very soon. His team’s challenge was another favorite of his. This challenge dealt with taking a leap of faith by performing a physical activity where the team had to climb the top of a tree, then jump to hit a ball. Aaron was scared but admitted that the activity gave him encouragement to dream big. Yonick further stated that there is no limit to success and plans to work even harder to achieve his goals. “This program made me grow personally,” he explained, “in that I learnt to improve my leadership skills and now I feel more responsible and confident that I could be a fearless leader. This program gave me a taste of college life as well. It made me value my time more and commit myself to completing given as signments in a more timely fashion.” He had an opportunity to write a letter to a soldier fighting in Iraq. He could not believe that he was afforded such an awe some opportunity. The letter thanked the soldiers for fighting for the United States. When the day came to leave, Yonick stated that he did not want to leave. He explained how the night before they all stayed up late and talked about the experience they had. Yonick was awarded with an outstand products and services at lower prices to its customers. Talk it Up offers 10 cent per minute na tional calls (anywhere in The Bahamas), 25 cents to the USA and Canada, 35 cents to the Caribbean and 65 cents to the rest of the world. This offers a savings of 54 percent to 76 percent when compared to dialing from a landline. The interactive voice response for Talk it Up is easy to use and includes instructions in English, Spanish and Creole. The calling card can be used from any BTC payphone free of charge, enabling cruise ship visitors to take advantage of the prod uct. Talk it Up is the company’s second call ing card solution. BTC partnered with Net2Phone to deliver this new product to the market. Net2Phone is also the company’s strategic partner for its VoIP solutions VIBE Unite and Business Vibe, which pro vide calling plans to countries including the US, UK, Canada, Puerto Rico and Swit zerland at low flat monthly rates. Talk it Up can be purchased from any BTC’s office in Abaco and from a BTC authorized wholesaler such as Communi cation Solutions and K & S Auto Services or from registered phone card vendors. For more information on Talk it UP and other VOIP solutions offered by BTC, you can visit the website at www.btcbahamas. com.Central From Page 10 ing academic certificate and ten college credit hours. He added that this program was more than he expected and encourages other students to work hard so that they too can experience a program like this one.Rev. Juln 10 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + þ 800-633-9197 Abaco Vacation Planner + þ 25 hse þ 367-3529 Bahamas Vacations + þ 800-462-2426 Cherokee Lee Pinder + þ 3 hse þ 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages þ 5 cottages þ 366-2075 Grand Cay Rosie’s Place þ 352-5458 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House Club þ 12 units þ 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages þ 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club þ 35 rm þ 365-4271 Island Properties + þ 34 hse þ 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn þ 9 rm þ 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + þ 34 þ 365-4636 Other Shore Club þ 365-4226 Roberts Cottages þ 3 cott þ 365-4105 Guana Cay Dive Guana þ 11 hse þ 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort þ 4 rm 10 cott. þ 365-5137 Donna Sands + þ 12 hse þ 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort þ 6 units þ 365-5133 Guana Seaside þ 8 rm 7 cott þ 365-5106 Ocean Frontier þ 519-389-4846 þ Ward’s Landing þ 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth SAnds þ 9 hse þ 365-5140 Hope Town Abaco Inn þ 22 rm þ 366-0133 Club Soleil þ 6 rm 1 cott þ 366-0003 Crystal Villas þ 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + þ 53 hse þ 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge þ 25 rm þ 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + þ 63 hse þ 366-0224 Hope T Villas + þ 3 hse þ 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals þ 4 cott þ 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + þ 3 hse þ 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort þ 6 villas þ 366-0065 Tanny Key + þ 43 hse þ 366-0053 Turtle Hill þ 4 villas þ 366-0557 Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers Quarters Sea Level Cottages þ 4 hse þ 366-3121 Man-O-War Island Home Rentals + þ 8 hse þ 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing þ 5 condos þ 365-6072 Marsh Harbour area Abaco Beach Resort þ 82 rms þ 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + þ 6 hse þ 367-2719 Alesia’s þ 3 rms þ 367-4460 Ambassador Inn þ 6 rms þ 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort þ 8 rms þ 367-3980 Conch Inn þ 9 rms þ 367-4000 D’s Guest House þ 6 rms þ 367-3980 Living Easy þ 16 hse þ 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel þ 8 rms þ 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas þ 6 eff þ 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas þ 6 cott þ 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) þ 32 effic þ 367-0148 HG Christie þ 11 hse þ 367-4151 Moore’s Island Moore’s Is Bonefish Camp þ 8 rm þ 366-6334 Sandy Point Oeisha’s Resort þ 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort þ 14 rm þ 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing þ 10 rm þ 366-4477 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Resort þ 18 rm 6 hse þ 365-0083 Treasure Cay Bahama Beach Club þ 88 units þ 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas þ 4 units þ 365-8033 Island Dreams + þ 45 hse þ 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort þ 95 rms þ 365-8801 Mark’s Bungalows þ 4 units þ 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services þ 365-8752 Wood Cay Tangelo Hotel þ 19 rm 3 villa þ 365-2222 Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com . Toiletries . þ . þ þ þ . þ . þ . WIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Tel: (242) 365-4055

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour þ. ............................ 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour þ. ......................................... 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................................... 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town þ. ......................................................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay þ. ............................................ 365-8571 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay þ. ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana þ. ....................................................................... 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop þ. ...................................................... 365-6013 Carts A & P Car Rentals þ. ............................. 367-2655 B & B Boat Rentals þ. ............................ 367-7368 Bargain Car Rentals þ. ........................... 367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals þ. ................... 367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals þ. ........................ 367-5570 Power Cat Boat Rentals þ. ................................ ... Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) þ. ..... 367-2979 Rainbow Boat Rentals þ. ..................... 367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars þ. 367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals þ. .......................... 367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals þ. ................... 367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals þ. ........................ 367-4887 Bay Street Rentals + þ. ........ 477-5300 365-4070 Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental þ. ... 365-4411 C & D Cart Rental þ. ............................. 365-4084 D & P Cart Rental .............................. 365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals ......................... 365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals þ. .. 365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals þ. ............................. 365-4145 Sea Side Carts & Bikes þ. ...................... 365-4147 T & A Cart Rentals .............................. 375-8055 Donna Sands Cart Rentals þ. ............... 365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & Bikes þ. ................. 365-5178 Orchid Bay Cart rentals þ. ...................... 354-5175 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals þ. .................. 365-6502 Island Treasures Cart Rentals þ. ........... 365-6072 Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals þ. .................. 365-6024 þ Waterways Boat Rental þ. .. 357-6540 & 365-6143 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals þ. ..................... 366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals þ. ................... 366-0064 Island Cart Rentals þ. ........................... 366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals þ. ............... 366-0282 J R’s Cart Rental þ. ............................... . 366-0361 Sea Horse Boat Rentals þ. .................... 366-0023 T & N Cart Rentals þ. ............................. 366-0069 Adventure on Prozac Kayak þ. ............. 365-8749 Alison Car Rent þ. ............................... .. 365-8193 Cash’s Carts ....................................... 365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals þ. ..................... 365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals þ. ........................... 365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals þ. ............................... 365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals þ. ........................... 365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks þ. .............. 365-8749 Patrick Roberts þ. .. 366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows þ. 366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain þ. ...... 366-4107 Floyd Burrows þ. .... 366-4175 Links Adderly þ. ...... 366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows þ. .... 366-4233 Jody Albury þ. ......... 375-8068 Sidney Albury þ. ...... 477-5996 Richard Albury þ. ..... 367-0367 Terrance Davis þ. .... 367-4464 Buddy Pinder þ. ....... 366-2163 Justin Sands þ. ...... 367-3526 Danny Sawyer þ. ..... 367-3577 Jay Sawyer þ. ........ 367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury þ. ....... 365-6059 Crossing Rocks Tony Russell þ. ....... 366-3259 Cherokee Will Sawyer þ. ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer þ. .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe þ. ............... 366-2107 Randy Sawyer þ. ......... 366-2284 Junior Albury þ. ........... 366-3058 Maitland Lowe þ. ........ 366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh þ. .. 477-5037 Pope McKenzie þ. ....... 477-5894 Orthnell Russell þ. ...... 365-0125 Alexander Rolle þ. ....... 365-0120 Edward Rolle þ. .......... 365-0024 Rick Sawyer þ. ............. 365-4261 Ronnie Sawyer þ. ....... 365-4070 Jeff Survance þ. .......... 365-4040 Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Anglers þ. ........................... $$$ þ. ....... þ. .... 367-2158 Blue Marlin þ. ......................... $ þ. ............. 367-2002 Curly Tails ...................... $$$ þ. ............. 367-4444 Gino’s þ. ............................... .. $ þ. ............. 367-7272 Golden Grouper þ. .............. $ þ. ............. 367-2301 Island Cafe þ. ......................... $ þ. ............. 367-6444 Jamie’s Place þ. ..................... $ þ. ............. 367-2880 Jib Room þ. ......................... $$ þ. ............. 367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken þ. ............... þ. ... 367-2615 Mandarin Chinese þ. .............................. 367-0544 Mangoes þ. ........................ $$$ þ. ............. 367-2366 Pinacle þ. .............................. $ þ. ............................ Pop’s Place þ. ........................ $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 367-3796 Sea Shells þ. ......................... $ þ. ............. 367-4460 Snack Shack þ. ..................... $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 367-4005 Snappas þ. ............................. $ þ. ............. 367-2278 Signatire Sub Sandwiches þ. ................ 367-3664 Wallys þ. ............................ $$$ þ. ............. 367-2074 Abaco Inn þ. ..................... $$$ þ. ............. 366-0133 Cap’n Jacks þ. ....................... $ þ. ............. 366-0247 Harbour’s Edge þ. ............... $$ þ. ............. 366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge þ. ....... $$$ þ. ............. 366-0095 Munchies þ. .......................... $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 366-0423 OnDa Beach þ. ............................... ....... 366-0558 Sea Spray þ. ...................... $$ þ. ..... þ. ..... 366-0065 Sugar Shack þ. ...................... $ þ. ..... + þ. ..... 366-0788 Pete’s Pub þ. ................................ .......... 366-3503 Cracker P’s ......................................... 366-3139 Man-O-War Dock’n Dine þ. ................................. 365-6008 Hibiscus Cafe þ. ............................... ..... 365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar þ. ..................... 365-6501 Grabbers þ. ........................ $$$ þ. ............. 365-5133 Nippers þ. .......................... $$$ þ. ............ 365-5143 Orchid Bay þ. ..................... $$$ þ. ............. 265-5175 Florence’s Cafe þ. ................. $ Coconuts þ. .............................. Harbour Cafe þ. .................... $ þ. ............. 365-8635 Hudson’s Delight þ. ............... $ þ. ............ 365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant þ. ... $$$ þ. ............. 365-8469 Traveller’s Rest þ. ............................... ... 365-8654 Touch of Class þ. ............. $$$ þ. ............. 365-8195 Bluff House ..................... $$$ þ. ............. 365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro þ. ............. $$ þ. ............. 365-4200 Green Turtle Club þ. .......... $$$ þ. ............. 365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill þ. ......... $$ þ. ............. 365-4389 Laura’s Kitchen þ. ............... $$ þ. ............. 365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant þ. .... $$ þ. ............. 365-4625 Miss Emily’s Restaurant þ. ..................... 365-4181 New Plymouth Inn þ. .............................. 365-4161 Pineapples þ. ............................... .......... 365-4226 Plymouth Rock Cafe þ. .......................... 365-4234 Rooster’s Rest þ. ................ $$ þ. ....... þ. .... 365-4066 Sundowners þ. ............................... ........ 365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Nancy’s þ. ............................... . Pete & Gays þ. ................. $$$ þ. ............ 366-4119 þ. ................... 366-4477Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers þ Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 þ 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 Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour þ. ... 367-2295 þ Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic þ. ............. 367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre þ. ................ 367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour þ. ......... 367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay þ. ................... 365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town þ. ......... 365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay þ. ..... 365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town ................ 366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point þ. ............. 366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town þ. ................. 365-2172 Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Bluff House ................ 45 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4200 Green Turtle Club þ. ...... 32 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4271 Black Sound Marina þ. ... 15 ................ 365-4531 Other Shore Club þ. ....... 12 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service þ. .. 10 ....... F þ. ...... 365-4033 Treasure Cay Marina þ. 150 þ. ...... F þ. ...... 365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina þ. ... 26 ....... F þ. ...... 365-6008 Boat Harbour Marina þ. 183 ....... F þ. ...... 367-2736 Conch Inn þ. ................... 75 ....... F þ. ..... 367-4000 Harbour View Marina þ. . 36 ....... F þ. ..... 367-2182 Mangoes Marina þ. ........ 29 ................ 367-2366 Marsh Harbour Marina þ. 52 þ. F 367 2700 Hope Town Marina þ. ..... 16 ................ 366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways ................... 366-0224 Lighthouse Marina þ. ....... 6 ....... F þ. ...... 366-0154 Sea Spray þ. .................. 60 ....... F þ. ...... 366-0065 Spanish Cay Marina þ. ... 75 ....... F þ. ...... 365-0083 Bakers Bay Marina þ. ... 158 ....... F þ. ...... 365-5802 Guana Hide-aways þ. .... 37 ................ 577-0003 Orchid Bay þ. ................. 64 ...... F þ. ...... 365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616 Abaco’s Nature Adventure 559-9433 Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749 C & C Charters Treasure Cay 365-8506 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is þ. ........ 367-2266 American Eagle Miami þ. ................................... ... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud þ. .......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach þ. ......................... 367-3415 Locair Fort Lauderdale þ. ............................. 1-800-205-0730 Regional Freeport þ. .................................... ........... 367-0446 Sky Bahamas Nassau þ. ................................... ..... 367-0996 Southern Air Nassau þ. ................................... ....... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale þ. ..................... 367-0140 Western Air Nassau þ. ................................... ........ 367-3722 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale þ. ............................. 367-0032 Abaco Air þ. ................................... ........................... 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters þ. ................................... ...... 367-3450 Taxi Cab Fares one or two passengers Extra $3 for each passengers above two : (effective Dec 08)Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, þ. .................................... ..... $10 Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore close, Ferry þ. ........... $15 Spring City þ. ....... $15 Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch ......... $15 Murphy Town & Great. Cistern ........................................ $20 Snake Cay þ. ................................... ................................... $35 Casuarina Point þ. ................................... ............................ $60 Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour ............................ $80 Bahama Palm Shore þ. ................................... .................... $90 Crossing Rocks þ. ................................... .......................... $105 Sandy Point þ. ................................... ............................... $150 Leisure Lee þ. ................................... .................................. $50 Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry þ. ............................... $80 Treasure Cay Resort þ. ................................... .................... $85 Fox Town þ. ................................... ................................... $185 Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel þ. ................................ $ 10 Nat. Ins. Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr. Cistern ........................ $10 Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 085 Green Turtle Cay ferry dock þ. ................................... ......... $10 Madeira Park þ. ................................... ................................ $20 Sand Banks þ. ................................... ................................. $25 Treasure Cay Resort þ. ................................... .................... $30 Leisure Lee þ. ................................... .................................. $45 Black Wood þ. ................................... ................................. $20 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town þ. .................................... ........ $40 Cedar Harbour þ. ................................... ............................. $60 Wood Cay þ. ................................... .................................... $70 Mount Hope þ. ................................... ................................. $80 Fox Town þ. ................................... ..................................... $85 Crown Haven þ. ................................... ............................... $90 Marsh Harbour airport þ. ................................... ................. $80 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport þ. ............................ $80 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour þ. ........................... X$65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) þ. ........ X$18 + $ 5 þ. ................................ X$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek þ. .................................... .. X$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey þ. ................................... ........... X$16 + $5 Attractions Albert Lowe Museum þ. ..................................... Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits þ. .... Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden þ. ....................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum þ. ...................... Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station þ. ......................................... Hope Town Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. þ. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole þ. ....... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundryþ. ..................... Little Harbour Working boatyards þ. .......................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket beaches Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures Items of interestwatching ask tourism 367-3067To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 1 Oct 10 www.abaconian.com Albury’s Ferry Service Bch Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45 þ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > 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 þ Return 8 am 11:30 3:15 5 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 þ 1:30 pm þ 3:30 þ þ Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 þ Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5 Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT þ 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 þ þ Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour The Great Abaco Express * Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes Tourism’s People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourism’s Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com Charter Boats Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101 Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266 A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245 Down Deep 366-3143 Local Boy 366-0528 Back Breaker þ 365-5140

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 21 NOVEMBER 1st, 2010 Creek at Witches Point is opened Broad Creek at Witches Point was blocked by a road that crossed the creek with a causeway, leaving part of the creek without cir culation and access to open water. Dr. Craig Layman of Florida International University is supervising the work of opening up the creek. Heavy equipment dug up the road placing four big culverts under the road, then replaced the road. Big Cat donated this initial work. Channels have to be opened to allow the water to move in and out with the tides. Magrove swamps are the nursery for most of our reef fish. By opening the creeks, it gives a much larger area for fish to develop. Dr. Layman’s first project on Abaco was at Cross Harbour on the south coast of Abaco that he carried out in 2006. It has made a dramatic difference in the health of the creek. By Timothy Roberts Following the success of the creek restoration project at Cross Harbour in 2006 Friends of the Environment along with Florida International University professor, Dr. Craig Lehman, undertook another restoration at Broad Creek at Witches Point during mid-October. The restoration of Broad Creek involved excavation by heavy equipment to remove a portion of road near Camp Abaco, placing four large PVC culverts, then rebuilding the road on top of the culverts. Finally, excess mangroves had to be removed to allow for the tidal flow to reestablish itself unhindered. This was done on October 13 with heavy equipment and labour donated by Percy and Shannon Albury of Big Cat. After the excavation was completed, Dr. Lehman and his student assistants, Lauran Yeager, a doctoral student, and Dinorah Chacin, an undergraduate student, carried groups of students from Central Abaco Pri mary School, Agape Christian School, Cy ber Learning, Abaco Central High School, Hope Town Primary School and Every Child Counts through the wetlands to as sist in the removal of selected mangroves. Please see Broad Creek Page 2 Guy Fawkes Family Fun Night The Ministry of the Environment’s landfill expert, Thomasina Wilson, second from left, was on Abaco on October 13 and 14 to see the status of the landfill located inland from Snake Cay. Ms. Wilson was not pleased with the situation at the landfill. She felt that the management of the landfill needs to be under the direction of a scientifically-orient ed technician. While she was here, she reviewed the dumps or transfer sites on Elbow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. Others in this group are Roscoe Thompson III, Chairman of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee; Kimilee Wells, Manager of the Environmental Health office on Abaco; Clay Wilhoyte, who has the garbage contract on Elbow Cay. that need to be resolvedRose Mary Roberts Library Book Sale Students learn about many careers and how to prepareThese students from S.C. Bootle High School are interested in pursuing a career in the field of medicine. They are discussing the wide variety of possible careers in this field with Yasmine Austin of Auskell Medical Clinic. See story on page 6. Preliminary census See story on page 17 By Timothy Roberts Landfill scientist, Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Health, came to Abaco to inspect Marsh Harbour’s landfill, in land of Snake Cay, along with the refuse transfer stations in Hope Town and ManO-War, making both pleasant and fright ful discoveries. After a preliminary visit to the landfill, Please see Page 2

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 she addressed a specially convened meeting of the Central District Council on October 13 which was initially given the authority to manage the site. The Council’s annual budget was increased by approximately $500,000 for contracted work at the site. Ms. Wilson was extremely disappointed in the condition of the site and preferred to call it a poorly managed dump rather than a landfill. She expressed her opinion that the site had been extensively cleaned and tidied in anticipation of her visit. Visiting the Marsh Harbour landfill several times during her two-day trip, Ms. Wilson stated that it is “not being run prop erly,” and “it needs to be taken in the right direction” so that it functions as a landfill. She noted that very little of the site has been operated as intended. With everyone pointing to others for the failure of the op eration, she was quick to say that the system failed with all concerned sharing equally in its failure. This included the Department of Environmental Health, the Central Abaco District Council and the contractor. She noted that numerous problems exist at the landfill and found evidence that the site has been environmentally compro mised. It was seen that the liner in the main cell was severely torn by heavy equipment. The liner prevents migration and contami nation by leachate and its toxic constituents into underlying ground water. She noted that the leachate was not being recycled and reduced in volume as intended, but she acknowledged that instructions and provision for the handling of the leachate were not in place. Ms. Wilson was concerned that the remaining stockpile of excavated quarry used to cover the biodegradable refuse appeared to be much less in volume than she expected. She was dismayed with the condition of the site and said, “It is being run as a dump and not a landfill.” The site has been compromised with many infractions of the contract and commented, “I am recom mending that this operation goes back out to tender to have a scientifically-oriented person take this over,” she said. She was of the opinion that the site management should be overseen by technical persons within the Department of Envi ronmental Health. She commented that the Council did not have the technical knowl edge to oversee the operation and the contractor did not have the scientific ability to operate as specified in the contract. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting of the Hope Town District Council arranged for visits to the refuse transfer sites on El bow Cay and Man-O-War Cay. The transfer stations on both cays hold the collected refuse until there is sufficient quantity for a barge to take it to Marsh Harbour and subsequently to the landfill. After viewing the Hope Town transfer station, Ms. Wilson stated that it was “in immaculate condition and is being man aged properly.” She was impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the site which has recently been placed under the management of Hope Town residents Clay and Christian Wilhoyte. A large chipper reduces yard waste and trees from land clearing to useable mulch which remains on the island. This significantly reduces the volume of refuse sent to the Abaco landfill with related savings in shipping costs. The Man-O-War transfer station is clean to the extent that there is a gazebo and pic nic table next to the site’s entrance which impressed her. She noted the need for a From Page 1 Thomasina Wilson, Deputy Director of Environmental Health, was greatly concerned that the liner of the cell holding trash has been badly compromised. This means that the toxic material that the liner was there to contain is ineffective, allowing the toxins to seep into the groud and into the ground water. Thomasina Wilson, left, with Kimilee Wells of the Abaco office of Environmental Health viewed the Hope Town transfer station with Clay Wilhoyte, who collects the Elbow Cay garbage and maintains the site. She was very pleased with the orderly, clean site. Please see Page 7

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 OCEAN BLUE PROPERTIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Sales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: Beach public dock. Sound and the Sea of Abaco. A/C in bedrooms. Kit/liv/dining great room. Share in prvate 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 þ FURTHER PRICE REDUCTION $40,000 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 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 bedroom suites. Kit/liv/din. Short walk to town. Dock. $415,000 Furnished. 3 beds 3 baths. Immaculate. Owner moving. $450,000 terfront on Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Three bed three bath home. Dock with lift. Beautiful sunsets. $2.1 million Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Gorgeous beach and dock. Furnished cottage with work shop and garage. Very private. $1.2 million 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 The students, armed with shovels, clip pers and machetes, cut and uprooted sec tions of mangroves to clear a path for the tidal flow. They all seemed to enjoy the experience with many students reporting that they felt it was “an important thing to do” and also that it was “hard work” but fun nonetheless. The purpose of restoring the tidal creek system at Broad Creek is to return the fragmented area to its original form. The creek is linked to the Snake Cay creek system and the Pelican Land and Sea Park, providing a vital area for juvenile fish and lobster Broad Creek From Page 1 along with other marine creatures. Prior to the excavation Ms. Yeager and Ms. Chacin visited schools to give a presentation of the project explaining the reasons for re-opening tidal creeks. They explained that the major cause of fragmen tation of tidal creeks in The Bahamas is road building. They explained that because the mangroves have encroached the area where the road was built, they need to now selectively remove a small amount of them to restore a natural flow to the creek system. They spoke of how the fragmented section of the Students worked hard in deep muck making channels for tidal water to flow in and out of Broad Creek to restore the fisheries nursery. Students from several schools participated for days after culverts were installed under the road leading to Camp Abaco. CURRY’S FOOD STORE Customer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour frontBy Aisha Jones, Grade 10 student number of grade 10-12 biology and marine biology students from Abaco Central High School participated in a restoration at Broad Creek, which was organized by Friends of the Environment and a few students visit ing from Florida International University. A fact unknown by many, Broad Creek is located on both sides of the road leading to Camp Abaco. The mangrove there has been fragmented, meaning that the tide along with other organisms such as grouper, snapper and conch were blocked from the mangroves causing a breach in many important food webs by the road, and the students got the opportunity to fix it. The stages of fixing the mangrove seem simple but are actually a lot of work, done for a necessary and good cause. First, a backhoe comes and digs up the road and three or four big black tubes are placed where the road was. Then dirt is put on the top of them, and the road is placed back in its original position but with an eco-friendly upgrade. All that is left to do is to go down stream and pull up mangroves that have grown and blocked the channel, causing food webs and tide to be on a go slow or a stand still. However, this step of the restoration process in my opinion is more important and the hardest to get ac complished. It takes a lot of endurance and strength to go through the mud that is knee deep and pull up roots, knowing that there is a good chance that they will fall in the sedi ment that was formed. By the time the students got there, the work which required heavy equipment was complete and the team was in its final stages of the mangrove restoration. The 20 plus high school students had the choice to either helping fill the road with dirt or actually go vast majority chose to go into the mangrove. None of the students expected the depth of the mud, the stench or the difficulty of the walk which was very far but felt quite far ther because of the thickness of the mud. The students, especially the boys, showed off their strength while others stood around and watched. All in all, the project was a com plete success. Special thanks go to all the students, whether for Abaco Central High or not, who participated in the restoration, and to Friends of the Environment and the students from Florida International University for making the restoration a realityBroad Creek restoration will increase sh populationMangrove Restoration at Broad CreekPlease see Broad Creek Page 10 Frederick’s Agency Ltd.Custom’s BrokersCustoms Brokerage Services Air and Sea Import and Export Entries Serving all vessels from foreign portsQueen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email: abacocustoms@batelnet.bs

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CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS þ 1. CARLETON LANDING þ Prestigious Canal Front Development offering þ þ Carriage House units in blocks of four plus þ þ individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat þ þ slips as well as golf cart or car garages. þ Prices start at $680,000 + 14% þ 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS þ þ WITH DOCKS! þ “PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT” Luxury þ þ gated community Treasure Cay’s newest þ þ waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath þ þ and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability þ þ of private boat slips. Pre-construction price þ þ starting at $529,000 net (plus closing þ þ costs). MUST SEE! Great investment opporþ þ tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay! þ þ 3. THE COTTAGES þ Now the newest oceanfront development þ þ on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 þ individual luxury units þ Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing þ 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB þ Luxury condominium project on Treasure þ þ Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onþ þ site pool and many other features þ Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing þ 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES þ On-site pool and tennis, newly completed þ þ luxury townhouse units directly on þ þ Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 þ þ baths plus loft bedroom/ den þ G round floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with þ þ ocean front patio þ First floor open concept living / dining/ þ þ kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all þ þ ocean views with patio/ balcony þ Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view þ þ MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing þ 6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT þ “Palm Bay” Unit #3 4 bed/ 3 bath fully fur þ þ nished Town House with garage and boat þ þ slip with 20’ beam. Located at Palm Bay þ þ Development 2,000 +/sq. ft. þ $856,250 EXC + 7.5% þ “Palm Bay” Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse þ þ fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath þ þ with garage. Upper level master bed with þ þ ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai, þ þ powder room. Dock, 25’ Carolina skiff þ þ w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker, þ þ golf cart þ þ $1,200,000 + 7.5% Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128’ þ þ water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment þ þ Price $474,000 EXC “NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in þ þ Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come þ þ in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and þ þ ”stuff.” EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS þ STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT , 21’ 6” deep, 11’ þ þ 8” wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low þ þ price of $29,750.00 EXC MARINA VIEW VILLA þ Recently completed delightful villa with great þ þ marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2 þ þ bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq. þ þ ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to þ þ appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC TREASURE LANDING þ Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, þ þ direct beach access. Good rental investment þ þ EXC. $334,825 + 7.5% MARINER’S COVE þ Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated þ þ pool, office, laundry þ Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully þ þ furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental þ potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished including garage plus vehicle. Good rental potential. EXC $300,000 FGS ROYAL PALM þ Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool þ 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. þ þ 12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never þ þ rented. EXC $655,950 FGS TREASURE HOUSE þ Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ þ þ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. þ Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. þ þ MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. þ þ Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite þ þ potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. þ Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ þ þ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully þ þ furnished with many extra features including þ þ garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14% ATLANTIS þ Canal front condo with on-site pool. þ þ “Dolphin House” comfortable, well designed, þ þ fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths þ þ with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the þ þ deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34’ Ribov þ þ ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van. þ $799,000 + 8.5% OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION þ Just Listed by Original Owner þ 2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool þ þ area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home þ þ atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur þ þ nished. Many special features þ þ EXC $368,875 + 7.5% þ þ Second row beach with direct ocean access. þ þ Great view. 2 bSOLDed / 2 bath, many þ þ special features. MUST SEE þ EXC. $460,000 FGS GALLEON BAY ESTATES þ “Fish Tales” unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath þ þ home on 2 full lots, 180’ waterfront with 118’ þ þ serviced dock, deep water, great for larger þ þ boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5% LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES þ “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more þ þ “on the beach” than in this special home. þ þ Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house þ þ with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus þ þ storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s þ þ walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing þ “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large þ þ lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. þ þ Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 þ þ bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ þ þ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 þ þ bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! þ þ Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing þ WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES þ “Dream Point” Special CBS split level home þ þ located on a corner lot near “The Point” with þ þ two choices of direct beach access. Upper þ þ level has master bedroom with ensuite bath þ þ plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the þ þ split level there is the main entry into a large þ þ open living/dining area, modern well þ equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a þ þ wrap-around partially covered deck overlook þ þ ing the garden. Ground level has an extra þ large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. þ EXC. $996,300 FGS POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY þ 6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure þ þ Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running þ þ from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180’ þ þ on water front and 165’ roadside, 1500’ road þ þ to water. Prime property that can be subdivid þ ed, commercial and housing/condos or þ þ subdivided into lots, commercial and residen þ þ tial $833,375 FGS, EXC For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE þ þ Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach þ þ þ þ Beginning at $430,000 FGS þ þ þ þ þ Beginning at $60,000 FGS ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer’s closingTreasure Cay has one of the world’s best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com Marcellus Roberts Broker Everett Pinder Sales Associate CONTRACT

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Ph: 367-2222 Fax: 367-2888 Van Stratton NASSAU UNDERWRITERS COLE ALBURY LTD.INSURANCE AGENCY BAHAMAS FIRST General Insurance Company Limited Bahamas First General Ins. Co. Ltd.Monday Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guana Freight Services Regular Frei ght Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 577-0474 577-8833 Great Guana Cay guanafreight@hotmail.com By Canishka Alexander This year’s Career Day featured several changes that served to improve its overall success on October 13. Students were encouraged to participate in a number of sessions that included resume writing, in terview skills, career counseling and mock interviews. Leazona Richard of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce was excited about the event although they were unable to offer all of the careers that they would have liked. However, they were appreciative to all the professionals who represented each career. Mrs. Richard said the individual sessions at the back of New Vision Ministries’ audi torium allowed students to get one-on-one feedback on interview skills and resumes. “We had a larger session on teaching kids how to choose a career, and the ca reer counseling was a very popular one this year,” she stated. “We had an awesome committee that worked very hard, and we’re just thankful that the day was indeed a great success.” Most of the schools had their 11th and 12th grade students in attendance. The students showed up in large numbers and were able to mingle with many of the pro fessionals there. Some booths drew long lines of interested students. One of them was the Bahamas National Trust which is usually present at similar events. One of the organization’s representatives questioned students about their interest in the Trust and explained what they are all about. The Trust has the responsibility of managing 26 national parks throughout The Bahamas through the use of skills in science, education, policy advi sory, financial and land management. Even Ricardo Johnson, a tour guide from Abaco’s Nature Adventure Tours, was hyped over the students’ excitement. He strongly believes in having a passion in everything that we do and in creating some thing unique by using the resources that we have. “My position or my passion is to take the natural resource and have it make sense. Along with groups like the Bahamas National Trust and Friends of the Environ ment, we’re glad that we have these orga nizations in position so that as they do these researches and groundwork, I can now take that groundwork and run with it. “If I can get these kids to be enthusiastic and to tap into this natural resource, then together we’re going to run with it. So that is why I’m here.” The hospitality industry that was represented by the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Abaco Beach Hotel and Treasure Cay Resort. Oth er booths contained information on nursing plumbing, law, counseling, agriculture, the Defence Force, Maritime Cadet Corps, Royal Bahamas Police Force, local artists and graphic artists and education. Felamease Sawyer of the Department of Education said that many of the students who visited with her were particularly interested in primary school education. Sgt. Rachel Metelus said that most students had their sights set on forensic sci ence, but she informed them that a career on the force is not one that is one-tracked. “We cater to a large group of individuals who make a worthwhile contribution to various aspects of the police force includ ing forensic science, the canine unit, traf fic area, community policing, and we have the area called the drug enforcement unit. Once again it’s not one-tracked – it’s di verse,” Sgt. Metelus explained. The fiber optic and telecommunication field was a new addition this year, and Cramston Symonette of Simple Solutions summarized what the career entails. “Basi cally, when you pick up your cell phone or your house phone or you go on the Inter net, the fiber optic is running all of that,” he said. “It’s the backbone of the whole networking system. Batelco uses that and so does Cable Bahamas.”Career Fair offered guidance sessions to students Glendar Knowles advised at the Career Fair held at New Vision Ministries on October 13. She told students the benefits of the Maritime Cadet Corps that trains high school graduates for careers that will give them opportunites of advancement while seeing the world. It Pays to Advertise

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact þ Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau Both ships serving Green Turtle Cay Charter freight stops en route on request M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY From Page 2 chipper at the Man-O-War site. She felt that there are some contractual issues that The Hope Town garbage transfer has a large grinder to turn yard trash into mulch. This removes a large quantity of trash to be transported to Marsh Harbour to go to the landfill. Shown is Thomasina Wilson on her tour to view several facilities. The Man-O-War transfer station for trash is so clean and tidy that the residents built a gazebo with picnic tables so residents can enjoy the adjoining water front. Shown are Chief Councillor of the Hope Town District Council, Jeremy Sweeting, Thomasina Wilson with Environmental Health and William Weatherford, representing Abacocays, the company that barges the refuse to Marsh Harbour. need to be reviewed and amended. Ms. Wilson said that her purpose is to review the sites and make recommenda tions to the head office as to what the land fill and transfer station’s needs are, but her greatest concern was to restore operation of the landfill as originally intended when put into operation in November 2008.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 Visits the Rotary ClubBy Mirella Santillo The Governor of Rotary District 7020, Diana White, who arrived on October 13th, accompanied by her husband, Roger White, was faced with a heavy agenda as she set foot on Abaco. The couple came with the Assistant District Governor, Charles Sealey II, and the Rotary Bahamas’ PR Chairperson, Azaleta Newbury. The group was welcomed by a delegation from the Rotary Club of Abaco and taken on a tour of some of the local schools affiliated with Rotary, an all morn ing affair. She held a board meeting later in the day. The delegation visited Every Child Counts where two students gave the group a tour of the grounds and the classrooms. The Governor was much impressed with the atmosphere and the degree of tuition she observed there. The second stop took the group to the Pigeon Peas and The Mud where the Mrs. White broke ground on the locations for future fire hydrants that will be installed there through the efforts of the local Rotary Club. The group then proceeded to St Francis de Sales, the location of a well estab lished Interact Club, the first one in Marsh Harbour, where Mrs. White inducted this year’s new President, Yonick Aaron. The next stop was at Forest Heights Academy, which boasts the most recent Interact Club, founded last year, also the largest, with 45 members. There, too, Mrs. White inducted the President, Shandy Lowe, and reminded the students and advi sors of the commitments of Rotary. The students were treated to a pizza lunch, compliments of the Rotarians. Close to 50 people attended the evening dinner party at Abaco Beach Resort. The impressive gathering comprised a few Paul Harris Fellows and at least ten PastPresidents. In her address to the group Mrs. White gave an update on Rotary’s involvement in Haiti. She spoke at length of the on-going challenges facing the people involved in the reconstruction of Haiti following the January earthquake. The Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas and other countries of this district were prompt to respond to the needs of their unfortunate neighbor and are still involved in dealing with medical chal lenges and logistic problems. The District has approved 40 projects with the primary concern of rebuilding schools. In her ending comment, she stressed the importance of the “power of one.” An individual, she pointed out, could make suggestions that could strongly impact the outcome of a club’s projects. Note that the Rotary Club of Abaco now meets for lunch on Tuesdays at 12:30 at Abaco Beach Resort.Boy’s program will be launched soon By Canishka Alexander During the Toastmasters installation ceremony, newly-elected club president Julieth Stuart-McCafferty announced that she would be forming a program for young men called Bahamas GENTS. The acronym GENTS stands for Grooming, Educating, Nourishing, Training Sons. She plans to introduce the program some time this month to males between the ages of 10 to 17. Bahamas GENTS will be open only to male students enrolled at Ab aco Central High School, Agape Christian School or Forest Heights Academy. Mrs. McCafferty will need advisors along with other key persons to assist her with developing the program into a suc cessful one. These are the members of the Interact Club at St. Francis de Sales School, the oldest Interact Club on Abaco. The Interact Club is the youth arm of the Rotary Club. Club News The Interact Club at Forest Heights Academy is the largest even though it formed only last year. Both this club and the one at St. Francis de Sales were visited recently by the Assistant Governor General of this District of Rotary Clubs. She inducted the presidents of both clubs. Please see Clubs Page 9

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“Honesty and Quality You Can Count On”Brandon ThompsonDock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Clubs From Page 8 More Club News JA Advisors receive trainingBy Mirella Santillo Once more it is time for Junior Achievers Clubs to form and for new people to be trained in capacity as advisors to the students who will join Junior Achievement this year. Junior Achievement’s popularity has been growing fast on Abaco thanks to the dedication of corporate sponsors and volunteers, the involvement of board mem bers and the commitment of JA Bahamas Director, Lionel Eliott, who has visited Abaco on multiple occasions for the past three years to train, motivate and advise. Five groups will represent JA this year. They are First Caribbean Bank, last year’s ration as returning sponsors with Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club joining as a new sponsor. a training session at Friendship Tabernacle directed by Mr. Eliott. He explained the concept of JA, gave behavioral and psy chological advice and went over the agenda for the year. He first urged the advisors not to give preferential treatment to any of their stu dents, but to teach them moral values such as honesty, responsibility, punctuality and respectful behavior. He outlined the advisors’ responsibili ties which were to give of their time, to make plans ahead for the weekly objectives of the club and to touch base with the lo cal leaders of the clubs to discuss problems or plans of action. He explained that the two-hour weekly meetings should be di vided between devotions, club matters and at least one hour for production. After the officers of the companies have been elect ed, let them rule the club, but the advisors must be there to advise and guide them on their decisions. He stressed the matter of proper money collection. Junior Achievers should be trained to handle money in the prescribed way with proper records being kept. Students join JA to learn how to run a business, so teach them how to write a them visit local banks and make a report of their interview in order to develop their written and communication skills, he said. Find ways to create incentives for the members to be interested in their clubs. A last recommendation: to be in the compa ny of the year, the kids have to participate in all the activities. finger lickin’ good15 Dec 09 a

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 Abaco Marine Props Propellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas creek contained less desirable or undesir able fish and creatures, whereas the unfragmented creek is home to species such as snapper, Nassau grouper and crawfish. Students were asked a series of questions based on the presentation given and were rewarded with treats and t-shirts for Broad Creek From Page 4 Elaine Martinborough earns award By Jennifer Hudson Carol Elaine Martinborough, who was recently selected as the Ministry of Hous ing’s Employee of the Year for the entire Bahamas, traveled into Nassau at the be ginning of October to be judged with the winners from all 14 other government departments for the title of National Public Service Officer of the Year and is to be congratulated for achieving the position of third runner-up. The overall winner was Michael Colebrooke from the Ministry of Labour and Social Development. Ms. Martinborough was presented with a plaque and certificate during a ceremony at Government House on October 13. The plaque stated, Presented in Recognition of Exemplary Performance, Decorum and Work Ethics. The Na tional Public Service Officer of the Year Annual Employee Recogni tion Programme seeks to recognize public officers who have excelled in their careers in addition to promoting their personal and professional growth. Each nominee underwent a rigorous interview before a panel of three highly qual ified judges in the field of business and public service. Ms. Martinborough is to be es pecially praised for being recog nized in this way after only five years with the Civil Service. She describes herself as “a rookie” as the other candidates had between 15 and 20 years in the service. She was both surprised and elated to win the award and said, “It speaks volumes for what we are doing here on Abaco.” She wishes to express a special thank you to all People in the News her co-workers and officer in charge of the Abaco Office of the Bahamas Mortgage Corporation who are all very supportive. Kevin McIntosh, Project Manager with the Department of Housing, personally congratulated Ms. Martinborough, stating that he is very proud of her winning such an award. “It is the first time that any employee from the Ministry of Housing has received such an award, and we are very proud that the recipient is from the island of Abaco. She is a very good worker in many areas and knows her job well.” Accolades were offered by Island Administrator Cephas Cooper, who added, “I highly commend Ms. Martinborough for her work ethic. She has been a tremendous benefit to us on the Disaster Preparedness Committee over the years and has always responded freely whenever called upon to record minutes for district events. She is a very willing and capable officer and is al ways willing to go beyond the call of duty in assisting in whatever way she can.” correct answers. The students all appeared to be interested and attentive. Ms. Yeager said that she felt that the project went well and that they were satis fied with the results so far. The group ex pects to return to follow up on the progress of the restoration in the new year. Four culverts were installed under the road leading to the beach at Witches Point. Im mediately water began to flow. Students cleaned out mangroves making channels for the tide to move in and out. This will make that fishery much more productive. Robert Lowe of Hope Town has bragging rights again. He grew a 10.5 pound pineapple. This picture shows the comparison of the fruit to Robert’s son Stony. is a prize

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 nger lickin’ good 1 Jun 10 The emergency call came in at 8:35 a.m. on October 25. By 9:09 two boats with volun teer firemen were on the scene pumping water on a fire consuming a cottage belonging to Eddie and Patty Davis on Lubbers Quarters with hoses stretched out 350 feet from the dock to the cottage. The firemen of Hope Town Fire and Rescue pumped water for two hours to put the fire completely out to prevent a fire in the coppice. The owners were at their main house and were unaware of the fire until it was too late to save the cottage. Hope Town Fire & Rescue is an all volunteer operation that receives no funding from government. The volunteers depend on the community for funds to operate and maintain their equipment. News of the Cays Fire destroys house on Lubbers Hope Town clinic is being renovatedThe Hope Town government clinic is getting much work done to it. The interior has been gutted and will be rebuilt to be more efficient. The nurse is currently seeing patients at the home of the late Willie Russell.North Abaco Bird Watching Trip Junction of Treasure Cay Road and Great Abaco Highway

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Page 12 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 Church News First Assembly’s Fun By Samantha V. Evans On October 11 the church family of the First Assembly of God Church held a Fam ily Fun Day and Gospel Fair on the church grounds to raise money for their mission to Haiti. The Fun Day took place from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., and persons were asked to purchase food tickets which allowed them free entrance to the gospel concert that took place that evening. On the menu were various dishes including Bahamian, Jamaican and Haitian cuisine and desserts. Booths were rented to persons to sell toys, crafts and the like. Later that evening Monty G, New Direction and Genesis put on a great gos pel concert that could be heard for miles. This mission trip to Haiti is not the first one Pastor Deion Gibson and the members have taken. They were there before and have adopted a school on the island. The school has 350 students and is located in the mountains. Pastor Deion stated that all of the funds donated and raised will go to wards this school. People can be assured that this church family is devoted to doing its part to assist with the restoration of Haiti. The school is in need of school ma terials, three generators, other supplies and a DVD player. The money will be used to purchase such items. Pastor Deion adopted a child in Haiti and pays the tuition of $146 per year. He has a heart for those who are hurting and those in such impoverished conditions. He believes that the Bible has called each of us to be our brothers’ keeper and believes that this is one way to do that. He welcomes anyone desiring to travel with them to contact the church. Persons wishing to make donations can do so by contacting the church. Additionally, the church is looking forward to building a new church as they have out grown the present sanctuary that they have. Concert raised funds for the KirkBy Jennifer Hudson Praise was overflowing from the audi ence following the Evening of Sacred Selections concert held on October 16 in the New Visions Ministry auditorium. People were amazed at the talent hidden away on Abaco and left the concert begging for more, asking, “When is the next one go ing to be?” The programme was varied and kept the audience enthralled with some very powerful and moving renditions. Shar ing their vocal talents in solos were Bryan Thompson, Esther Bethel, Sophie Miller, Avery Thompson, Steve Eldon, Anderson Alcime and Basil Been with the Dawkins Sisters, Jes‘Us and the Kirk of the Pines Choir blending their voices in group songs. Gentry Morris moved some people to tears The First Assembly of God Church in Marsh Harbour held a Fun Day to raise money for a mission trip to Haiti. The school that the church has adopted is in need of many sup plies. The daytime fair and the concert that night were all to raise funds for this cause. The musicians who performed at the Evening of Sacred Selections came together for the singing of Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin with Me. The concert was held to raise funds for completing the Kirk of the Pines church near the airport round-about. Please see Church Page 13

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Thirteenth Annual Saturday November 20 Across from Memorial PlazaSANTAWill Be There We really need your support this year so please come by Ph: (242) 366-0023 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516Complimentary Pick Up & Delivery with his emotional rendition of Watch the Lamb which was illustrated on screen by the story of Christ’s crucifixion. It was such a treat to hear the Jes’Us group performing together again after a their strong barbershop harmonies. The Dawkins Sisters were admired for blend ing their voices in such beautiful harmony, having all traveled back from Freeport that same afternoon. Adding variety to the programme were instrumentals provided by Jennifer Hudson on her violin, Avery Thompson on his guitar and Desmond Sturrup on his keyboard. The evening was brought to a most memorable and inspirational climax by Basil Been’s tremendous rendition of How Great Thou Art in deep and sonorous tones. The concert was presented to raise funds towards the completion of the Kirk of the Pines Presbyterian Church which is being constructed on Don MacKay Boulevard op posite Pinewoods Nursery. The outer shell is looking very nice topped by its little bell tower and is reminiscent of an old-time country church. A great deal of funding is still needed, however, to complete the building and much appreciation goes to the performers who all came together so will ingly to this end and did such a wonder ful job. It was a blessing to see performers from all denominations coming together to donate their time and talents towards the work of the Lord. Light refreshments were on sale during the intermission and the delicious cakes baked by the ladies of the church were a great hit.Abaco Women of God host annual conference By Canishka Alexander Women of God Conference was held at Soul Saving Ministries. On the day before the event, Nathalie Knowles, founder of the Abaco Women of God Ministry, was joined by President Willamae Dawkins, Pastor Mildred Ferguson and Lovely Church From Page 12 More Church News Reckley to talk about their expectations for the event. A prayer breakfast was held each morning the week of the conference and the conference began with a grand opening on the first night. Pastor Ferguson, who was in charge of the prayer breakfasts, was delighted to see what God is doing through their ministry, and she invited all who prayed at that time to join them. The conference included a series of devotionals and workshops during the event. Deaconess Willimae Dawkins was honoured at the Abaco Women of God’s an nual conference. Please see Church Page 17

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 VIP Section with shade, seating & a good view Points are awarded as follows: 1-10 for fastest Downhill (gravity power only) 1-10 for fastest Slalom (less penalties) 1-10 for ShowmanshipCostumes, skits, decorated boxcarts, exploding confetti displays, etc. American Soapbox Derby wheels suggested for durability & speed To enter or for information contact Stafford Patterson 242-366-0023 or splug@abacoinet.com Racing Noon 4 pm Hope Town, AbacoAll proceeds go to the Hope Town PlaygroundPresents the 12th Annual By Dr. James Hull The flu vaccine is one of the best ways you can protect yourself from catching the flu. Unlike childhood vaccines where the vast majority of parents ensure their chil dren are up to date, the flu vaccine is taken only by a small percentage of the popula tion. There are many myths about the flu vac cine. The most common ones I hear are “I was never so sick in my life as the year I or “I hear that you can catch the flu from the shot.” I also hear people say that they never get sick so why bother taking it. The last argument is not a good one. Any one of us can get sick, and the fact that it has not happened just means that you are lucky and in no way can predict what happens in the future. The vaccine which is injected and generally given on Abaco can’t give you the flu. I say this with cer tainty because we inject inactivated viruses in order to build your immunity. I like to tell my patients that inactivating a virus is like taking the engine and elec tronics out of a car. What you have still looks like a car, but it will never run like a car, and this is an important fact. The body thinks what is in the vaccine is a vi rus and figures out how to kill it, but the virus will never “run” just like a car with no engine. If you get the flu vaccine, you will NOT get the flu from it but you will be protected. Who should get the vaccine? The cur rent recommendation is for everybody six months of age and older. Two very spe cial groups I would like to focus on are pregnant women and children six months to eight years old. Pregnancy increases a woman’s chances of having a very serious lung infection from the flu that can lead to death. Also, if a woman gets the vaccine, there is evidence to show that when her baby is born, it has some protection for up to six months after delivery. For those who are pregnant, getting the vaccine is important not only for the mom but for the baby as well. For children between six months and eight years, they need to get two vac cine shots at least four weeks apart if they did not get the H1N1 vaccine last year. I do not want to get into too many details here, but I do want to encourage people to ask their doctor about the vaccine. Please don’t worry about catching the flu from the vaccine. Just protect yourself and get a shot. There are also some people who should not get the vaccine. Please ask your doctor if you have any questions. Together, you and your doctor can make a good decision about your health.Your Health Support the Cancer Society By Canishka Alexander The first two-week session of the BahamaHost Program that was held in Central Abaco on August 16 to 27 was a success. Because of the excitement expressed over new format of the program, Dushinka Roberts, one of Tourism’s executive officers, announced recently that the BahamaHost program will be offered to communities in the north and south. It will also be offered to interested persons on the cays. Ms. Roberts explained that the program has been newly revamped and has become more customer-service oriented. It allows for changes time-wise in the event employers want to offer the program onsite or at a more suitable time for their employees. In the first session the BahamaHost program was sectioned into four work shops and was offered from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the two-week period. Ms. Roberts encouraged those wishing to par ticipate in the program to register at the Abaco Tourist Office and to pay the $100 registration fee. The program requires a minimum of 20 people. A date will be chosen for the next session when an adequate number of people are registered. Taxi drivers are mandated to participate in the program. Tourism will need to be notified if taxi drivers will be involved because they are also given a presentation by the Road Traffic Department and are tested on what they learn. The BahamaHost program offers a leadership training component and a new high school training program. It has been described as the nation’s leading training course and has been offered for more than 30 years.BahamaHost Program will be held in North and South Abaco Padding $3.75 sq ydMarsh Harbour Carpet & Mattress November SpecialsC all or visit our showroom acyTwin Mattresses and Box Springs from $270 ices Are you building or remodeling your kitchen?

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By John Hedden The other day as I was driving out to wards the BAIC farm allotments, of course, I passed that big cleared space just before the pine ridge that leads onto what was once Jimmy Albury’s mega farm south of Spring City. I became a little disturbed, actually much disturbed, because that’s ex actly what it is. A big empty space. A cou ple of forty-foot trailers, odd roof trusses and plenty of that hard white Abaco dirt. Not much else. An address painted on a trailer saying “Infrastructure Bahamas.” Not much of that around there that I could see either. The woodcutters have gone. Not even the leavings of a pile of sawdust or bark for farmers’ mulch. That was gone, too. Now I have heard rumours or “sip sip” floating around, and which one do I believe? “They’re goin to cut down the forest again They’re going to mash up our pine yard They are here to make pulpwood againetc.” In fact, the only sensible one was really a question. “I heard that they are going to use the trees to burn to make electricity.. Is that true?” How am I meant to know? That last little end bit is my own question. How do I know about that? Well, this one I can answer because maybe six weeks ago I purposely went out there to find somebody to talk to. Lo and behold, a re ally pleasant and polite young guy climbed down off of some machinery just to make me feel really old. He kept on calling me SIR. Now even I know I don’t look like Sydney Poitier. Well, of course, me as usual sticking my nose into his business found out some things. Firstly, he told me that they were here to set up shop to make forestry prod ucts. Of course, I thought like pulpwood and sawdust and more pulpwood. But he carried on talking about such a fine grain, really dense wood, running trials on curing and drying to some low percentage of water without splitting. Wood going mouldy, no termites and wooden flooring. Well, I must just have been blessed because I heard him say tongue and groove and maybe v-joints. At this point I was transported back to behind Fresh Creek, my parents (with my big sister and me, too) lived in a little pine house made of our very own native Baha mian Pine. Pine wood floors. A statement that needs nothing more. At this point I knew that my search for a decent floor for my not so decent house had just come to a close. Tell me more, young man, and call me sir as much as you want. I am beginning to like this. So he did. Harvesting small discrete areas of pine. No clear cutting. Salvage trees from wind throws, fire damaged bases and preclearing (with permission, of course) before con struction begins. All to be used for fine and decorative woodwork. Things like walls and ceilings, floors and baseboards, cabinet work and counter tops. He made me wonder why we Bahamians don’t value the quality of our natural resources like he obviously did. We just pile it up and burn it. Well, he went on about leasing from BAIC, 40 acres, I believe, about using cooling to cure the wood through dehu midifying. Of course, I thought about the cost of energy and that question somebody asked me about burning wood to make electricity. But he was not to be dissuad ed. We ended up having a long one-sided conversation where for the most part I just listened. Eventually, I left and threatened to return to check on things. He was uncon cerned. Maybe he knew he would be gone before my return. Gone to harvest a special area of the pine? Gone to preclear for some big construction site? But where? All these things running around in my head, when eventually I was told that all the permits were not in place and the woodcutters had to stop. That is what fired me up. Here we are living in and talking about developing our little tiny country along sen sible lines, and we don’t even seem to be able to do that right. We all know that an operation like this will have to talk to the Ministry of the Environment, the Depart ment of Physical Planning, the newly reno vated Forestry Section, and countless others after they have dealt with BAIC. Why can’t we tell these guys that? Why can’t one sec tor of the public service talk to another one? Do you really mean that the way our politi cians carry on in Parliament is just a small reflection on the rest of us? Why will we not put together a development team from the private sector and the public service to deal with issues like this? Answer: because nobody talks to any body else. That little piece of info that I have belongs to me and “I ain’t ger share wit nobody.” Forget about the Forestry Act, forget about Physical Planning, forget about BEST, forget about the BNT (bunt). Forget about regulations. Every one of these is essential. But why leave the entrepreneurs hanging? Each one of those departments can look at the stars and demerits of a project, and from the final assessment determine whether the project has value or not. But don’t send the poor guy out there with a half-baked pie. How will he cut it? Analyse the project to determine its value, make sure he does what he says he will, and what you want him to do. Make sure that the interest of the public is always protected because that is our land and our trees. Don’t allow him to destroy our envi ronment. We have laws and regulations to are totally useless. But most of all give him a fair shake. If nothing falls out, then perhaps you have a good thing in your hands. Maybe even be polite and call him SIR.My wood cutting encounter Driftwood SpeaksABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo, owner manager

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vise the public that it has commenced electricity service their commitments. The public is also advised that payments can be made banking institution (either online or over the counter). Please CallAbaco Operations or toll free at for any billing queries View your electricity account online at www.bahamaselectricity.com DISCONNECTIONNOTICE Groceries All you need & more! Fruit & Vegetables Canned Goods Dairy Products Frozen FoodsMon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm l Sat 7:30am-7pmThe Place to be is Cherokee!Cherokee Food FairObituaries of Family and FriendsThe funeral service for Nollie Salina Peggy Adderley , affectionately called merly of Old Place, Cornish Town, was held on October 16 at St. Martin’s Angli can Church in Sandy Point. Rev. Willish Johnson officiated assisted by other minis ters. Interment was in the Sandy Point Pub lic Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Adderley, five children, and two grandchildren. She is survived by her chil dren and their spouses Lorraine and Les lie Smith, Leslie and Lagloria Adderley, William and Virginia Adderley, Henry and Linda Adderley, Thomas Adderley Jr, Shawan Adderley and Kelly and Hubert Penny, Tanya, Whylly, Aristotle, Valen tino, Charlene, Darlene, Pamela, Thom as, Robert, Kathleen, Mercelita, Perry, Bernadette, Kevin, Veronique, Nioshie, Norma Fynes, Tiffany, Travis, Trevan, Dwayne, Michelle, Adrian, Adriana, Nae Nae, Shanell, Edward, Trevan, Trev ain, Tahereh, Shemar, Aneka, Shagerra,. brister and family, Kathleen McIntosh and family, Olivia Nesbitt and family, Alvinet Isaacs and family, Birdie Newbold and family, Louise Crumbie and Kathleen Garin-law Emmaline Butler, Shirley, Edison, relatives and friends. The funeral service for Patrick Jean , 28, of Marsh Harbour, who died at his residence on September 21 was held on October 16 in Nassau Interment was also in Nassau. He is survived by his mother Vit ers Martilien, Renal, Nicolson, Colbert, alie, Marie-Charite, Sheerly and Francois cousins Ezecttias Jean, Lsminthe Michel relatives and friends. Melvese Williams, Town, Abaco and formerly of Cedar Har bour died at The Princess Margaret Hospi and Marcus Williams and Chadwell Wal Rolle, Sheila Cooper, Rosemary New merous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service for Sauvenor Laurent, 78, of Marsh Harbour was held on Octo ber 16 at the New Haitian Mission Baptist Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Edzer Meme officiated assisted by other minis ters. Internment was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Rose Flo Laurent, Lucher Laurent, Edward Laurent and Jimmy Lauters Savilia Pierre and Voicila Lauers Maseion Laurent, Nouvelar Laurent and George sell, Eugene Laurent and Antonella Lau Laurent, Andre Laurent, Joshua Laurent Stacey Pierre, Tracey Laurent, Laurell Laurent, Moesha Laurent and Anasia Lau Sauvenor Laurent

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November 1, 2010 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8” CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abaco’s cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Visit our modern facility on the Murphy Town Water Front beside Parker’s Landing FOR RENT Unofficial figures from the Depart ment of Statistics puts Abaco’s popula tion at 16,025. This gives us a 22 percent growth over the 2000 census of 13,170, or nine percent less than the 31 percent growth reflected in our 2000 census. The entire country’s unofficial popula tion now stands at 353,658, showing a growth of better than 15 percent. Statistics show that Grand Bahama grew 10 percent with a total population of 51,756 persons. New Providence persons. Three islands had a higher growth than Abaco. percent growth. them a 31 percent growth. adding 3743 persons for a growth of 105 percent. This is predominately due to the Emerald Bay Resort complex coming on line during the past ten years. It will be about a year before the de partment’s statisticians will be able to give additional statistics with figures for each town. It is believed that the above information excludes most illegal aliens residing in the country. Several years ago an informal but me thodical census using Creole-speaking volunteers was undertaken in the Mud and Pigeon Peas. However, the results have not been released. Estimates for undocumented persons living on Abaco range from 3,000 to 6,000 with some be lieving the total may be even higher. We have not heard of anyone believing it is less than 3,000.Preliminary census shows A youth rally was held on October 8 and was followed by a youth concert on Oc Mrs. Reckley was one of the confer ence’s guest speakers this year. The first Church From Page 13 expands on Exuma Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has joined its sales force with those of Dilly crab Realty Ltd. Great Exuma. This will bring the number of licensed brokers and sales associates on Exuma to five. Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty is represented on Abaco with a sales staff of four. The company president is Mike Lightbourn. night began with Donnalee Reckley. On October 10 an appreciation service was arranged for Willimae Dawkins at Zion Baptist Cathedral in Murphy Town. Ms. Dawkins was grateful to God for keeping her over the years and allowing her to work with her sisters in Christ. She said although the women had not revealed what they were doing, she was happy that she was being honoured. As she spoke, she reflected on the members who were once a part of the ministry but have passed on. Ms. Knowles said this is the first year that she had thought about having an ap preciation service. “A few months ago, the Holy Spirit brought it to me that we needed to have a special service for Mother Dawkins,” she expressed. Ms. Knowles thanked all of their corporate sponsors for the donations they gave to the Abaco Women of God Ministry.Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Har bour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-3673677 APARTMENTSCasuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,500/mon. Ph. 367-2431. Green Turtle Cay 2 long term rental properties: New 3 bed 2 bath with georgeious views and a 2 bed 3 bath close to Green Turtle Club and public dock. Contact 365-8288 Specialist . A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hopetown.com Marsh Harbour Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 3672660 Marsh Harbour Gov sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. 5086 after 5 p.m. Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath, fully fur nished, A/C, ready to move in. Call for avail ability. 475-8152 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE APARTMENTS MOBILE HOME FOR SALE Mobile home 2/2 with enclosed porch that in perfect condition. Asking price $18,000 Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to Sea. 3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift. All amenities for long/short term rental. Call 1 bed 1 luxurious beachfront home, fully furnished, 4 bd, 3 ba, office & den for L.T. lease. Call 242-477-5056 or 843-278-0277 www.treasurecayrentals.com (Near Wind ing Bay) 2 bed/1 bath furnished cottage, built 2008, new appliances. A/C. $750/mo. Includes water. Available now. neilhingle@ Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results best houses and land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-3660224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Little Abaco waterfront lot for $20,000. Call Sandy Point 2 bed 2 bath home. Contact Rut h at 367-4712 Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort. Ex clusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq. ft. townhouse all with deep water docks & garag Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500’s www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521 Marina View Dr. Luxury Holiday Vacation Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnishe d 2 bed/ 1 bath. A/C, internet ready. Ideal for student/s. Security on grounds. Bus stop at entry. 15 min from PB Community College. Short walk to major shopping & restaurants. Call 242-365-4636 days, 242-365-4218 eve nings. Reduced from $75,000 to $65,000 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALETreasure Cay Water canal front property with 111’ dock, boat lift, davits, cleaning station, & 26’ Mako with twin Yamaha 150,

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian November 1, 2010 The Association of the Marsh Harbour Memorial Garden, where the wall of heroes is located, is having a five-year celebration for our 44 heroes on December 4 at 3 p.m. Everyone including all family members are invited. Anzil L. Albury Anthony T. Albury George H. Albury George W. Albury James C. Albury Joseph W. Albury Mertland F. Albury Garnet A. Archer Percival G. Archer Capt. Sherwin Archer Henry W. Collins Dr. Evans Cottman Dr. Norman H. Cove James Crockett Dr. Ejnar F. Gottlieb Owanta G. Gottlieb Bunyan A. Key Edward I Lowe Reginald C. Lowe Thomas E. Lowe Millard A. Russell Charles W. Sawyer Thomas W. Sawyer Morton M. Sawyer Robert L. Stratton Dr. Robert S. Stratton Anderson S. Stratton Lyndall A. Albury Marcell R. Albury Viola Cottman Robert G. Hudson Ivan J. Russell Curtis M. Sawyer Oliver E. Sawyer Sr. Oliver E. Sawyer Jr. Robert V. Stratton Yvonne E. Thorndycraft Robert Toler Oswald Roberts Robin R. Albury Colin I. Rees George A. Albury Gene T. Collins Logan F. LeChance We are interested in information on persons who participated in the Marsh Harbour Sporting Association as we are looking to recognize these individuals. Anyone wishing to help with this event may contact Yvonne Key 3672243 or Kandy Pinder 367-2234 or 367-7004Invitation from the Marsh Harbour Memorial Garden Committee Hope Town Council October 22 By Timothy Roberts With the number of golf cart rental busi nesses requesting self-drive (SD) license plates, the Hope Town Council has decid ed to request 100 SD plates from the Department of Transportation for distribution between the cays. The Council reviewed requests for 20 SD plates for Donna Sands, 20 for Bruce Pinder, 10 for Troy Albury and 10 for Alan Pearce, all of whom are seeking to expand or start their businesses on Great Guana Cay. The Council was mindful that others in Hope Town have requested plates in the past two years but were denied due to a “moratorium” on SD plates. Deputy Chief Councillor Lana Russell suggested that no plates be awarded until they knew how many the Department of Transportation would make available to them. Mrs. Russell reported that a committee of Hope Town residents meet in October to discuss placing speed bumps on the road at the end of Nigh Creek. The area has been noted for speeding and is very dangerous. The Council felt that speed bumps were not the answer and will explore other options. An idea presented by Justin Noice that is in use in Canada requires painting stripes on the corner in question. The particular style of stripes gives the driver the impression that they are speedingwhich in turn causes them to slow down. This idea was sent to John Schaefer at the Ministry of Works in Marsh Harbour to see if it would meet government approval. Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting noted that a bid for repairs of the Man-O-War government dock has been approved. However, the work cannot go forward until government makes the funds available. Mr. Sweeting noted that a town meet ing is expected to be held on October 26 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge to review zoning for Elbow Cay. Another meeting is planned in November that will focus on ordinances. It was noted that Deputy Prime Minis ter Brent Symonette and Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux are expected to visit Hope Town and Guana Cay next week for the purpose of viewing Orchid Bay and the Elbow Cay Club. Minister of Public Works and Transport Neko Grant and Minister of Local Government Byron Woodside are expected to accompany them on the trip.Local GovernmentBy Canishka Alexander Officers from the Marsh Harbour Police Station were joined by representatives from the Department of Social Services at the Senior Citizens Unit at the end of Mur phy Town on October 14. Present at the ceremony were Supt. Noel Curry, officer in charge of the Abaco’s po Charlamae Fernander and Kimrice Miller of the Department of Social Services. The donations to senior citizens Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonald P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Shear DynamicsFULL SERVICE UNISEX SALONOpen Monday SaturdayHours VaryCall Us At 367-3844 or 367-3623Located in Memorial Plaza on Queen Elizabeth Dr.Suite #109 purpose of the gathering was to donate funds to the senior citizens living there. The group was led by Sgt. Metelus, who presented two recipients with cheques: Sidney Lockhart and George McKenzie. While handing the cheques to them, she explained that the cheques for $100 were donated on behalf of Supt. Noel Curry and his staff, and that the money was generated from the recent police steak-out. She was hopeful that the funds would assist with the expenses incurred while living in the units. The Police Department is reaching out to the community to assist needy residents. Supt. Noel Curry led a group to the Social Services Senior Citizens Unit in Murphy Town to donate to two needy residents there. Shown is George McKenzie accepting a check for $100 from Sgt. Rachel Metelus. The other recipient of a donation was Sidney Lockhart, not present at the presentation. Others in the group are Kimrice Mill and Charlamae Fer nander, both of Social Services, and Elizabeth Williams and Insp. Gregory Barr, both of the Police Department. The Police held a Fun Day earlier to raise the funds. It Pays to Advertise

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Aordable dockage in the heart of Marsh Harbour Oering a gated entrance and well lit dock Options: Water & Secure Parking For more information please contact Julie Gates Abaco Bookkeeping 367-4022 Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Church ServicesDuring the week of October 17-22 Cherokee residents enjoyed the last of the summer nights to come out and listen to various speakers at an outdoor open-air combined church services on the steps of Cherokee Primary School. The mosquitoes were fierce, but the mes sages and music was inspiring. The new Methodist minister, Rev. Marie Neilly, ministered to the crowd while at the same time getting a chance to meet more of the local resi dents. Other speakers came from Nassau and Marsh Harbour. All in all it was a very successful week and people seem to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere meeting with friends and neighbours and enthusiastically singing the old-fashioned hymns. Colouring Contest winners Rachel Sands, first, and Mathew Knowles, Hon. Men., previously listed incorrectly in the October 15th issue of The Abaconian, for which we apologize. Rev. Marie Neilly Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-367721’ Wellcraft , 250 HP Johnson, w/ trailer. Excellent condition. $13,500 OBO Call 57723’ Mako, 150 HP Mercury engine. 2 years old, low hours, new fuel pumps. $8,000 OBO Call (242)577-0704 25’ Delta dive boat, 10’ beam, pilot house , cuddy, inboard engine. $2500. Call 365-6067en Commercial Fishing Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas 220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder & GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry stor age, rod holders. DUTY PAID. A great deal at 15K. Call 242-366-0122 or 242-577-0722 26’ Bertram Sport Convertible custom rare boat with factory built open transom. Twin 175 Johnsons. Fabulous deep V smooth ride and fast. Excellent original condition, w/beautiful teak. Fully equipped w/ new electronics, Rupp Outriggers, Pipeweld ers tower. See more at www.bertram26.com. DUTY PAID $25K Call: 561-441-3673, email: sjmarinak@gmail.com 30’ Hunter sloop gine. DUTY PAID Call Keith 365-6006/ 3656140 Garmin GPS/Chart Plotter, Furuno Depth Sounder. Great work or fishing boat. Excel lent condition, runs great, cruises at 25mph. DUTY PAID. Can be seen at Marsh Harbour Boat Yard. Make offer. Leave message 242366-0755 or elaine@willdrill.com. ITEMS FOR SALE ITEMS FOR SALE 18’ Man-O-War Boat, new gel coat, new rub rail, almost new 85 HP Yamaha engine, SS Bimini top. Everything in excellent condition. $14,000 ONO Call 365-5148 ITEMS FOR SALE Items for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 2000 Dodge Ram 1500, 2 wheel drive, cruise control, am/fm/cd radio, air conditioning. Needs work. $5000 OBO. 242-577-0704 Club Car golf cart, old. $1800 OBO 577-0704 VEHICLES FOR SALE 72” LS180, 1,100 hours. Dirt bucket & pallet forks included. Well maintained. DUTY PAID. Located in Hope Town. Make offer. Leave message 242366-0755 or elaine@willdrill.com. Established Souvenir Business in Marsh Harbour within walking distance of all major hotels, marinas and restaurants. Contact us at (242) 367-4822 BUSINESS FOR SALE EQUIPMENT FOR SALE diesels, new extended sundeck, Matrix 5K generator, bottom stripped, new paint, interior excellent condition. Located Marsh Harbour Boat Yard. $100,000 OBO Also 18’ Open , 115 Yamaha 4 stroke rebuilt. Lo cated Rainbow Rentals. $6000. Buy the big one take the small one. Call Kim or Shawn 561-271-5102 twomanytwosoon@yahoo.com 19’ Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 135HP Mercu ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6 seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500. Call Buddy Roberts 242-365-6152 1996 Hyundai Sonata, runs good, A/C, radio and CD. Call 375-8141 $2000 18.5’ Wahoo, with 115 ELPTO Merc engine & trailer included. Excellent condition Name Your Price, Blackberry Models. Like Us on Facebook: Da

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