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VOLUME 19 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2011

VOLUME 19 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2011


Telemedicine will improve health on Abaco

Health care workers will have access to specialists in Nassau


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By Canishka Alexander
The Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr.
Hubert Minnis, announced increased ser-
vices that government will offer to patients
by medical staff on Abaco through tele-
medicine. The meeting was held on Janu-
ary 10 at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas
Town. At present the government clinic
in Marsh Harbour is equipped so the staff
there can communicate by two-way tele-
vision cameras directly with specialists in
Nassau for specific advice. These services
will be expanded for individual consulta-
tions and also for educational seminars on
specific topics that staff can benefit from.
The system is interactive so it resem-
bles a live consultation. Dr. Minnis said
that this expanded telemedicine initiative is
being introduced first to Abaco because it
had the greatest demand for air ambulance
services. Among other things the goal is
to reduce the air ambulance costs and treat
patients locally.
According to Dr. Colin Bullard, Emer-
gency Medicine Specialist and Coordinator
for the telemedicine program, 30-40 medi-
cal staff are included in the Telemedicine
Pilot Programme, which was first launched
at the Princess Margaret Hospital's Ac-
cident and Emergency Department. The

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian


Minister of Health visits clinics in three towns


By Canishka Alexander
Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis, was accompanied by a contingent
of Bahamian physicians, associates and
nurses on January 10 as he visited Auskell
Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour and the
government clinics located in Marsh Har-
bour, Hope Town and Man-O-War Cay.
Dr. Minnis visited the proposed site of
the government's mini hospital in Dundas
Town. Although no specific date was men-
tioned as to when construction will begin


Dr. Hubert Minnis and his group went to the
rary government clinic in Hope Town, a hob
averted for use -inlti the clinic building is beit
vated. 5/, w1 , is the Minister with Nurse Pegg
Construction at the clinic will hopefully be cc
in a couple of months.


on the S.C. Bootle Highway, he and a
member of his team would only say that
Abaconians could expect to see some ac-
tivity very soon. In the meantime, they an-
nounced that renovations will begin on the
Marsh Harbour Government Clinic later
this month. Cooper's Town Government
Clinic will also be given a much needed
facelift. Another announcement that he
made was that Marsh Harbour will be
sent a third doctor to meet the demand at
the clinic. During their visit to the Marsh
Harbour government facility, a
I - demonstration of telemedicine's
effectiveness was observed by
some of the medical staff there.
Their next stop was to Hope
Town where the minister and
Shis delegation were greeted by
i students from the Hope Town
S School who sang a popular Ba-
hamian folk song and made sev-
eral presentations. Among the
students making presentations to
the minister was Anna Albury, a
blind student who is the school's
head girl this year.
Dr. Minnis met with Nurse
Peggy Sands, who manages the
clinic in Hope Town. Current-
ly, the clinic's interior is being
completely renovated. In the
meantime a temporary clinic has
been set up in a house close by.
Unlike Hope Town, the resi-
dents of Man-O-War Cay have
a community clinic building but
e tempo-
no nurse stationed there. How-
use con-
ever, Dr. Minnis assured Chief
ng reno-
y Sands. Councillor Jeremy Sweeting
mpleed and Councillor Walter Sweeting
that their situation would soon


change. In fact, he said that in six weeks'
time they would find a nurse and that Man-
O-War would have a nurse assigned to the
cay before the month of June. Both Council-
lors were elated to hear the good news, and
Jeremy Sweeting promised to assist in find-
ing suitable accommodations for the nurse.
Dr. Minnis, Dr. Herbert Orlander, con-
sultant dermatologist, and Dr. Colin Bul-
lard, Emergency Medicine Specialist and
Coordinator for the telemedicine program,
discussed the benefits of telemedicine
on both cays. Dr. Bullard explained that
through the use of video conferencing, the


nurse will be able to consult with a physi-
cian in Nassau about their patient's condi-
tion.
"It's a technology where you are here,
and he'll examine you from Nassau as if
he's here," Dr. Minnis elaborated. It is
now used extensively in Canada.
On their way back to the ferry, the
group toured the boat-building facility of
the legendary Albury Brothers boats and
made a brief stop at Joe's Studio where Joe
Albury gave Dr. Minnis and Administrator
Cephas Cooper personalized maps framed
in driftwood.


Some of the students of Hope Town Primary School were on the dock to greet Dr. Minnis.
They sang for him and presented him with a gift. The girl on the left is Anna Albury, a
blind student who is Head Girl.

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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3967
FAR NIENTE - MOVE IN! - 4 bed/S bath,
5,000 sq. ft. on excellent swimming beach,
near public dock, turnkey. US$1,990,000.
Kenry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


NORTH STAR -WATERFRONT Island style 2 bed 2
bath home with breezeway connection,very private,
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5288
OCEAN VIEW - Redecorated & spacious 4/4 with
swimming pool on stunning beach in prime location just
momentsfromthevillage.Dockoption.US$1,985,000.
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO - OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
3 bath home. 1/2 acre on North End.
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5158
PLANE TO SEA - HARBOUR FRONT- 4/4 With
105 ft of protected deep water & 130 ft of dockage.
One of a kind.Trades welcome. US$1,300,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5864
HILL TOP - Absolutely fabulous, newly renovated
Key West-style, 4/2, swimming pool, high end
finishes. Harbourviews. US$1,395,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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CLIFFORDSAWYER HOUSE-Thisrenovated3bed2 FRESCA - Large spacious 4 b, 3 1/2 b,
bath home inthe heartofHopeTownPoolgreatdecks, covered deck overlooks pool. A short
outside shower & detached efficiency.$950,000. ride to Hope Town. US$795,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4273
SUMMER WINDS - LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME in
DorrosCow.3bf2,newlyrenovated,tasnteuldecorated
Dock slip with lift atTahit Beach. US$1,250,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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


HOUVf IU WN I LJuw CAY X 4449
UPPER DECK Three storey 3 bed 3 bath seaview home.
Immacuatecondition Spacious &familyfriend. Separate
entrancedownstairsperfectforguests. US$650,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com







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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











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5407
RoBER HOUSE -WHITE SOUND- 3 bed 2 bath
starter home. Spacious verandah with
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


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Iu'r. IJVYVIN I ELDLBOWVV AI #3~/3
TREEHOUSE - Newy butk 3b 2b with caiage huse-
Phenomenal elevation; panoramic views Shared dock
Listing for below replacement cost US$595,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE - 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$450,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com
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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5230
VALENTINE'S - Historic 3 bed 2 bath with
lighthouse views. Steps to public dockshortwalk
to beach. Good rental history. US$500,000.
jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5707
VERDE VISTA - BUTTONWOOD BAY- This
2 storey 4 bed 3 bath home is tucked
away amongst the native trees. $399,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #4516
SUMMIT- IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360


LUBBERS QUARTERS
SUNSET VIEW - 2 bed I bath
cottage nestled in the trees


#5409
beachfront
with large


degree views.Deeded dock slip. US$690,000. deck and private boat basin. $575,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS #4939
GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
bath cottage wih A/C on the water.Community
dock Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.co m


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LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851
FLIP FLOPS Owner says sell! Over I
acre of beachfront privacy, 200' private
dock. Cozy I bed Ibath cottage.$325,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5408
DUNWANDERIN - The perfect little cottage in dithe
heart of HopeTown. 3/2 built in 1890, completely
renovated & restored, like new. US$499,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4161
ATLANTIC DREAM - OCEAN FRONT
in Dorros Cove. Includes designated
boat slip at Tahiti Beach. US$350,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2291
HONEYMOON COTTAGE - Adorable 2/2
cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
from beautiful sandy beach. US$495,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4309
NEw SETTLEMENT Hillside lots with underground
utilities, paved roads, and access to sandy beach.
Excellent Investment.Starting at $140,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN | ELBOW CAY
#5029 Big Rock Hill - One acre oceanfront, 140' on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point - Lot II - 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5842 Big Point Rock - NEW LISTING - 2.2 acres; one block off sandy beach, very good
elevation. Priced to sell: US$475,000. 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 offthe 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
#4313 New Settlement - Hillside lots wl underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End - Lot 5 1a - Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End - Lot 5 Ib - Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson
#4826 Nordt End - Lot 66 -Almost 1/2 acre lot Underbrushed. $189,000. Jane Patterson
#3207 Seagrape -White Sound - Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 ft.
on the Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill- 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline,views of the Atlantic
Ocean, Sea ofAbaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,00. Kerry Sullivan.
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 - Steps to water, dockage available. $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot Stunning views. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 1,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
#4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE - dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
#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


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t 242.5770298 t242.367.5046 t 242.367.5046 242.367.5046


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Tilloo C;13
Stunning 11 acre estate on seat sea property. Boasts 6 bci, .:.'i: . ' b.lh.l ....ni
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 ofAbaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by.
$4,980,000 - Ref#7162
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370 acre parcel stretching from sea to
sea. Includes protected Tom Johnson
Harbour. Great location for eco-resort,
bonefishing or island exploration.
$9,900,000 - Ref#0320


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Pelican Shores Lubbers Quarters
Marsh Harbour - 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400 9 acre sea to sea property comprising 3
sq.ft. waterfront home on a 12,250 sq.ft. bed/3 bath residence and 1 bed/I bath
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet cottage. Property has large dock. Great
neighborhood. possibilities.
$1,200,000 - Ref#6965 $1,980,000 - Ref#7167


ivian-u-war uay
4 bed/3 bath spacious island home on
6,300 sq.ft. lot. Features wrap around
porch, central a/c, laundry room, and sun
patio
$390,000 - Ref#7380


Harbour front condo and store frontage
available in exclusive planned com-
munity. Your perfect island live/work
property in Schooner Bay.
Starting from $178,000 - Ref#7396


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Sunrise Bay
Several fantastic lots available in
upscale gated development. Dock slips
available at the community marina.
Beach access steps away, and lots enjoy
water views. Call for more details!


.asun ail r uIint
3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area. 1,624
sq.ft. of air conditioned living space
located across from the canal. Well
designed and fully furnished.
$240,000 - Ref#7344


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


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


Treasure Cay
2 bed/2 bath condo within the prestigious
resort community of Treasure Cay. Fea-
tures lovely harbour views manicured
grounds and close to all amenities.
$275,000 -Ref#7195










Sunrise Bay
Lot near the gated entrance of this up-
scale development. Has a partial foun-
dation for a 2,500 sq.ft. home. Dock slip
available.
$194,000 - Ref#7176


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










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 - Reff5366


.I-I Ul tt -OUIll!
Large home lots in secluded area with
an ocean view atop The Hill Access to
private beaches nearby. Close to Little
Harbour and Winding Bay.
$210,000 - Ref#7335


IJUUCreS quarters r.uana tay
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky Oceanfrontliving! Charming3bed/3bath
shoreline and beaches. A smaller water- furnishedcottageonGuanaCay'sDolphin
front portion is also available. Site is per- Beach. Quiet community but close to all
feet for single or multi family use. the action on Guana. Great rental history.
$795,000 - Ref#6454 $825,000- Ref#7310


Bahama Palm Shores
2 bed/2 bath, 2,000 sq.ft. home with
spacious living area with a bonus gam-
ing room. Located on a dead end road
offering private surroundings.
$349,000 - Ref#7320


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Guana Cay - 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from
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Telemedicine will improve health care on Abaco


Telemedicine From Page 1
programme is designed to have patients
with similar problems, dermatology for
instance, be available at a specific session
for individual consultation with a special-
ist. Other specialized medical needs might
include pediatrics and cardiology. The pro-
gram is being expanded to include islands
as far away as Inagua to demonstrate the
scope of how far-reaching and beneficial
the technology is.
Several benefits of the telemedicine
technology are that patients will receive the
same type of treatment and follow-up care
that would be given if they were in Nassau,
their travel expenses would be reduced
considerably and their medications could
also be prescribed using the technology.
Dr. Bullard pointed to Charles Bartlett,


who was seated in the audience. Mr.
Bartlett was one of Abaco's patients to be
treated using the initial telemedicine con-
nection, and he later gave a testament to
how well the technology worked in restor-
ing his health. Dr. Bullard further stated
that the technology would provide contin-
ued medical education for the medical staff
on Abaco.
Dr. Herbert Orlander, consultant der-
matologist, talked about tele-dermatology
using high resolution cameras. Cameras
here and in Nassau allow patients and the
doctors to communicate on a personal lev-
el. His major focus was on ringworm on
children's scalps and on the conditions of
severe dandruff, acne and psoriasis expe-
rienced by adults. For his "fairer skinned
patients" on the cays, he was interested in
treating skin lesions, moles and cancers


that come about as a result of their com-
plexions and sun exposure.
Montino Roberts, Information Tech-
nology consultant at the Public Hospitals
Authority, gave a breakdown of how tele-
medicine works through the use of the in-
tranet, which he described as a more se-
cure connection than the internet.
Cephas Cooper invited members of the
audience to ask the panel of physicians and
consultants questions or to state their con-
cerns. One concern was on the completion
of the Hope Town Clinic which Dr. Min-
nis said will be finished in the next two


months. Maxine Duncombe, Administra-
tor for Green Turtle Cay with responsibil-
ity for Guana Cay, asked about what will
be done for Guana Cay with regard to a
medical facility. Dr. Minnis said that the
cay would be ideal for setting up the tele-
medicine technology. Another avenue, he
added, would be through the hotels or re-
sorts that request that type of facility.
Sandy Point residents were ecstatic to
find out that they will be receiving a doctor
for South Abaco.


The clinic on Man-O-War is a beautifully constructed and maintained building but has
never had a nurse. During Dr. Hubert Minnis' recent trip to Abaco he met with the two
Councillors from Man-O-War and assured them that government was going to find a
nurse for the community. The Councillors will assist in finding a place for her to live.
5, 11 , are Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Councillor Walter Sweeting, Administrator
Cephas Cooper and Dr. Minnis.


Minister of Health, Dr. Minnis, and his group looked at the proposed site of a mini
hospital to be built in Dundas Town near the new administration building. Here Marsh
Harbour Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III is showing the site to Dr. Min-
nis and Administrator Cooper.

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Sharks are essential predators in healthy oceans


Sharks From Page 1
legendary oceanic explorer, Jacques Cous-
teau, more people are becoming aware of
the challenges faced by other countries to
protect their declining shark populations
and are discovering what The Bahamas is
doing to ensure that our shark population
continues to thrive.
On January 7 a small gathering of peo-
ple attended the Trust's Mix and Mingle at
Mangoes Restaurant. The group was treat-
ed to a series of short films which included
the work of Jacques Cousteau in The Ba-
hamas during the 1970s, and a DVD on
sharks.
According to Tamica Rahming, the
Trust's director of parks and science, The
Bahamas' waters are teaming with more
than 30 species of sharks. Further, shark
tourism alone brings an estimated $78


million to The Bahamas every year. She
pointed out that, unfortunately, in many
countries approximately 73 million sharks
are killed every year for their fins.
To add to that, the International Union
for the Conservation of Nature has esti-
mated that about "30 percent of shark and
ray species are threatened with, or near,
extinction." Together, the Pew Environ-
ment Group, the Trust and other nonprofit
organizations have called on the govern-
ment to assist them by prohibiting the
commercial fishing of sharks along with
the import, export and sale of shark prod-
ucts while still allowing the recreational
catch and release of sharks by Bahamians.
They are hopeful that the government will
adopt this proactive approach to protect-
ing the sharks and thus maintain the di-
verse, healthy population of sharks in our
waters.


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prohibition of the commercial fishing of
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the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, is aware of the
campaign's developments.
In the meantime, Pierre fully supports
the protection of sharks in The Bahamas in
his role as president of the Cousteau Div-
ers, Cousteau Society's dive association,
and as an advocate for the global shark
protection campaign operated by the Pew
Environment Group.
He was delighted to see the interest that
Bahamians have in protecting sharks. Al-
though he agreed that there should be some
degree of fear for sharks because they are
predatory, he views them as "large and
gracious animals" that maintain the bal-
ance and health of the marine environment
as apex predators and as an important part
of tourism for The Bahamas.
During his visit to The Bahamas, Pierre
visited Nassau, Eleuthera, Andros, Abaco
and Grand Bahama. He expressed disap-


pointment in being unable to film his un-
derwater explorations like his father had
because of his short stay, but he kept reliv-
ing the memory of his recent dive at Stu-
art's Cove in Nassau.
"It was amazing! It was great! Beauti-
ful animals, so gracious," he raved about
the diving experience. "[My father used
to say] our survival depends on the sur-
vival of a healthy environment. I think
the work that's being done here by the
Pew Environment Group and the Baha-
mas National Trust is great for the ma-
rine environment of The Bahamas. I will
come back to dive with the Bahamian
sharks because I love them, and I love
The Bahamas."
At the end of the evening's discussions,
guests dispersed to sample the arrange-
ment of seafood and appetizers that await-
ed them. However, they were reminded
to sign a petition form banning the com-
mercial fishing of sharks and therefore join
thousands of persons who wholeheartedly
support the protection of sharks in The Ba-
hamas.


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The Editor Says ... a


,interested in only their acreage will eventu-
S, " 7 ally fail for lack of maintenance. Someone
' within the cooperative must be in charge
and see that maintenance is performed and
repairs are made. An hourly charge is usu-
ally assessed for use of the machinery to
Spay for fuel, an operator and accumulate
/ funds for repairs.
tJ ' Eyebrows were raised when the farm as-
1 sociation leaders looked at the new tractors
A- and heard they were intended for small farm
use. However, details have yet to be worked
out for such expenses as fuel and perhaps an
operator. It was said that the tractors would
be returned to the main compound nightly
for servicing and security.
Obviously, farmers in the immediate
Leaders of our three local farming asso- Norman's Castle area stand to benefit from
ciations were given a preview of the equip- this program. It was said that some provi-
ment now here for the new Abaco Foods sion will be made for similar use on farm
farm operation located in the Norman Castle plots south of Marsh Harbour.
area. Of special interest to these local farm- An interesting element of this new farm
ers were several small farm tractors and operation is Paul Baker's intention of
harrows for small scale farm preparation. bringing agriculture staff from the Texas
These small tractors will remain under A & M University and Florida Atlantic
the control of the new farm operation but University to give advice, not only for his
will be made available to our small scale operation but to hold workshops for local
farmers working their five and ten acre farmers to advise on a multitude of agricul-
farm allotments. Access to appropriate tural issues. These are not intended to be
farm machinery has been a consistent hur- exclusive sessions with information going
dle for our small farmers. Small Bahamian only in one direction.
farms has traditionally been worked with These university consultants expect to
hand implements, picks, hoes, rakes and learn from local farmers about issues pecu-
other hand tools. liar to successful farming under our island
The old traditional method was pot-hole conditions. Soils can be altered and ma-
farming where crops were grown in natu- nipulated to give different results, a variety
ral pockets of soil. This worked for feeding of methods are available to deal with pests
a family or perhaps to supply a local gro- and cross-breeding may give crops better
cery store with random produce. able to cope with our hot summers. We
Graduating to farm plots of several acres and they have a lot to discuss and learn.
or more requires mechanical help. Agricul- Education might include production and
tural cooperatives are formed to buy a trac- marketing strategies. It may be that small
tor or other implements and share the cost farmers can focus on crops with a short
and use between many farmers in the coop- shelf life, salad greens for example, but
erative. This system works well if there is these may bring a premium in the market.
dedicated management of the equipment by A large operation might dwell on staple
the cooperative. Routine maintenance must crops that can be processed and stored for
be performed and associated costs must be later sale. Potatoes, for example, can be
accounted for. sliced, frozen and stored for later sale as
Equipment used randomly by farmers raw French fries. Between these two ex-


co's farming potential


amples are vegetables and fruit from the
mundane to the exotic that we now import
for domestic consumption.
Whether large or small in scope, agri-
culture has a bright future on Abaco. The
Owens-Illinois sugar operation left 20,000
acres of cleared farmland south of Spring
City. Many five and 10 acre plots are
now leased to local farmers. Something
over 3,000 acres were in the citrus groves
leased to the Bahama Star farm operation
in the Norman's Castle area to the north.
Acreage here has also been subdivided into
five and 10 acre plots for farmers in the
north.
Government's desire is to reduce the re-
liance on imported food and the $500,000
million in foreign exchange required to
buy this food. Dedicated farmers on small
plots should make a comfortable living.
However, we do not believe that they will
contribute significantly in reducing the
country's reliance on imported food.
That job will fall to those few persons
or companies with the finances and man-
agement capabilities for operating a large
agricultural business. That means accoun-
tants, mechanics, service personnel, equip-
ment operators, persons with agricultural
expertise looking at pests, soil conditions,
nutrients and moisture levels. Crop har-
vesting must be done with a view to market
demand as well as processing, canning and
freezing capabilities.
A major farming challenge is managing
the fluctuating labour requirements. Land
preparation, planting and cultivating uses
machines with few operators. As crops ma-
ture and approach harvest, the labour de-
mands increase exponentially. A few crops
lend themselves to mechanical harvesting
but the majority require hand labour. Mi-
grant labour has traditionally filled this
role here and in other developed countries.
However, using seasonal migrant labour


does not sit well with governments. How
our emerging large farms approach this is-
sue with government remains to be seen.
The potential for providing the fruit and
vegetables that Abaco's 16,000 people con-
sume is food for thought. But the quantity
is actually quite small when compared to
the amount required to feed The Bahamas
350,000 residents plus the visitors in hotels
and resorts. Added to this produce demand
is the potential for beef, port and other
meats. Now add some dairy products to get
an interesting production and management
challenge on a large scale.
Managing the growing, harvesting and
marketing of huge varieties and quantities
of farm produce will require managerial
expertise not presently here. It is apparent
that our new Abaco Foods operation is as-
sembling the equipment and management
resources for an extensive agricultural op-
eration.
Large scale farming can be profitable as
witnessed by some of Abaco's recent farms
with extensive acreage.
* J B Crockett on 3,000 acres in the late
1950s
* S & M Farms added a cannery to
Crockett's farm and exported plane loads
of tomatoes hourly to Florida by air at its
peak
* Bahama Palm Groves grew limes and
other citrus
* Gulf and Western farmed extensive
acreage to the north, later acquired by Key
and Sawyer and subsequently by Bahama
Star that exported grapefruit primarily.
Our agricultural potential is great if
managed properly. Successful farmers do
not require hundreds of acres but a farmer
must be determined, resourceful and goal-
oriented. Planting a crop and expecting the
elements to allow a bountiful harvest in
three or four months is not realistic. Farm-
ing is hard work but it can be profitable.


These tomatoes grown on the S and M Farm south of Marsh Harbour in the early 1960s
are in the sunshine to fully ripen preparatory to being processed into tomato sauce and
tomato paste, the best tasting tomato products ever.


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ettekfs to the gditok


Dear Editor,
I am a resident of Sandy Point, Abaco,
and lived here all of my life. Sandy Point
is known as a small fishing village which
is the main income for most residents.
Additional to fishing, the other source of
income is employment at Castaway Cay
which is owned and operated by Disney
Cruise Line.
For the past years residents of Sandy
Point apply to Castaway Cay for employ-
ment and ever since have been refused. It
was brought to the attention of the resi-
dents of Sandy Point that the managers


refuse to hire the people of Sandy Point
and automatically discard all applications
coming from there.
It is sad to see that Disney Cruise Line
is biased to its residents which supported
them from day one. I feel that Disney
Cruise Line should stop this mess and give
the residents of Sandy Point a chance to
work and support their family. But instead
they continue to employ persons from oth-
er islands and countries. So GUNTHER,
stop this foolishness....
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People in the News


Three are sworn in as
Justices of the Peace
By Canishka Alexander
Pastor Silbert Mills
December was a rewarding month
for Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills. Following
the dedication of Friendship Taberna-
cle's Worship Center in Dundas Town
on December 4, where he serves as pas-
tor, he went on to become a Justice of
the Peace on Decemberl7.
During the swearing-in ceremony
held at the Administrator's office in
Marsh Harbour, Pastor Mills recited
the oath of allegiance and signed all
necessary documents. Administrator
Cephas Cooper congratulated him and
said, "This is really a joy and an hon-
our and a wonderful privilege. You have
provided this community of Abaco and,
indeed, The Bahamas with so many im-
portant services. Today we are witness-
ing your being affirmed as a Justice of the
Peace, and this is just another avenue in
which you can provide a wonderful and
essential service to the people of Abaco,"
Cooper said. "You are now being sworn
as a Justice of the Peace for life."
Mr. Cooper gave him a copy of Chapter
54 of the Magistrate's Act, which will be
put to use from time to time because he is
required to fulfill certain duties within the
Magistrate's Court when called upon.
Mr. Mills was honoured by this latest
achievement. He has come to realize that
once God has something in store for you,
no one can prevent it from happening if
you keep focused and trust in the Lord.
"I'm very honoured, and I thank God for
the opportunity to serve," he proclaimed.
Pastor Clayton Mclntosh
By Canishka Alexander
Rev. Clayton McIntosh of Faith Walk
Church of God in Cooper's Town was ap-
proved as a Justice of the Peace on Decem-
ber 20. He was required to recite the oath
of allegiance and sign all of the relevant
documents as part of the affirmation and
swearing in ceremony's protocol.
Administrator Cephas Cooper con-
gratulated Rev. McIntosh. Glancing at the
signed document, Mr. Cooper began his
remarks. "This is his instrument signed
by the Governor General of the Common-
wealth of The Bahamas, and he has just


taken the oath of allegiance and the oath
of office, and so he's now duly commis-
sioned to serve as a Justice of the Peace in
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas," he
said. "I've known Rev. McIntosh all my
life and he's been a man of honour, a man
of integrity. I'm sure that he's going to do
well in serving the people of this island in
this capacity."
Rev. McIntosh was grateful by what he
had accomplished. "I am of the firm belief
that God has placed all of us in this world
for a special purpose, and I believe that
God has placed each one of us here with
a special agenda. I pray that as I serve in
this office as Justice of the Peace, I will
do well."
"We are swearing in three JP's, and all
of them are men. I'm hoping that during
the next affirmation and swearing-in cer-
emony, which is not too long from now
- maybe we'll see some women," Mr.
Cooper said.
Pastor Samuel Cornish
All three men sworn in as Justices of
the Peace in the last month happened to be
ministers of the gospel. Rev. Dr. Silbert
Mills' swearing in and affirmation ceremo-
ny was the first, followed by the appoint-
ment of Rev. Clayton McIntosh as a Justice
of the Peace. The final affirmation came on
January 6 when Pastor Samuel Cornish of
Change Ministries International of Mur-
phy Town took the oath of allegiance at
his swearing-in ceremony at Administrator
Cephas Cooper's office.
Cooper was the first to congratulate
Pastor Cornish after he had signed all the
documents. He told him that has already


Pastor Samuel Cornish


provided Abaco with so many services, but
his approval as Justice of the Peace is an
additional area that he can serve the com-
munity.
Mr. Cooper explained that Pastor Cor-
nish would have to do some reading and
undergo training to fulfill some of the du-
ties he would be called upon to carry out
as a JP. He said that workshops would be
held for the newly appointed JPs to assist
them along the way.
Pastor Samuel thanked Mr. Cooper, his
wife Carmen, The Bahamas government
and his church members for their ongoing
support and for believing in him to carry
out this responsibility.


Nancy Albury earns dis-
tance learning Master's
By Timothy Roberts
With a passion for hunting for histori-
cal artifacts and a desire to better serve in
her position as director of the Antiquities
Monuments and Museums Corporation on
Abaco, Nancy Albury of Man-O-War de-
cided it was time to go back to school to
earn her Master's degree.
After encouragement from a friend,
John Melroy, who was a professor at Mis-
sissippi State University, Mrs. Albury em-
barked on a degree in paleontology, not by
returning to the classroom but through an
online degree program with the university.
In getting the degree in paleontology,
she had two
routes she
could have
chosen, bi-
ology or ge-
ology. She
went the
geological
route. She
also decided
Nancy Albury to take the
extra time
and do a Master's with a thesis and is the
first to complete such a degree via distance

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documents that will be respected in the sci- Top Listing Agent 2010 as he has long subscribed to the view that
People From Page 9 entific community. Stan Sawyer has watched the growth the person who laughs lasts longer than the
learning. This step added about one extra Mrs. Albury, who finished her under- of Abaco for almost a half a century. He one who does not.
year to her studies. graduate degree 30 years ago in 1977, re- spent his In the book he relates some of his own
The thesis she wrote was on the finds called being inspired by a 92-year-old man early years funny experiences as well as some he has
discovered in the blue holes on Abaco and who graduated with her that year with his growing up been told by others and some which have
other Family Islands which have become 10th bachelor's degree. There is no shame in Green been handed
recognized in recent years as containing at any age to want to further your education Turtle Cay down from
much historically and geologically signifi- or even take your education in a different di- and has been one genera-
cant artifacts and information. She said the reaction. "A degree is a lifetime accomplish- . able to spend tion to an-
100-plus page book she wrote was a new ment; it will never leave you," she said. I a lifetime ex- other. This
thing for her, having never written a major Damianos recognizes ploring the book can
paper before. length and be enjoyed
When taking an online course, she said, top agents breadth of by anyone
"They send DVD's for you to watch and Top Producer 2010 Abaco. He who loves
books with the course material. You par- Kerry Sullivan is recognized as the Out Stan Sawyer has exten- Vincent Higgs old stories
ticipate in online discussions with other Island specialist for Hope Town and Elbow sive knowl- of Bahamian
students. You do projects as groups; you Cay on Abaco. Kerry joined Damianos So- edge of Abaco's real estate market. Stan life. It will be of special interest to "Nas-
do projects on your own; and all this in- theby's International Realty in 2002 and is an achiever - he is continually updat- sau driftwood" since they will probably
formation is sent electronically." The ad- has consis- ing and educating himself. He has earned recognize many of the locations and peo-
vantage of distance learning is that it is tently held numerous certificates since graduating pie which the author describes. Though
flexible. "The great benefit for me doing her position from college in 1980. Residing in Trea- now an Abaco resident, Mr. Higgs grew
it this way is that I am an extreme morning as a top pro- sure Cay for more than 20 years, Stan's up in Nassau in Sears Addition which was
person. By 7 a.m. I'm ready to take my ducer. 2010 clients appreciate his loyalty, integrity and known as Abaco Village due to the large
exam which is done online." - proved to professionalism. They place their trust and number of "Conian" transplants living
Distance learning is another avenue for be a chal- confidence in Stan's ability to deliver on there seeking work during the Depression
many people on Abaco and The Bahamas lenging year service. He works tirelessly until he suc- of the 1920s and 1930s.
to pursue a degree. It can work for people for real es- ceeds in delivering complete satisfaction. The book is not only a collection of
who have children or who are working, or tate sales Book Review anecdotes designed to provide enjoyment
any number of situations. Students do not as prop- and laughter but also contains some valu-
have to leave home to get a college degree. erty values He Who Laughs, Lasts able snippets of the history of those years.
However, "you have to have passion and Kerry Sullivan decreased By Jennifer Hudson I found it very interesting to learn about
focus," she said. overall. Time, creativity and ingenuity I have just finished reading the book He the early days of places that I came to
In the spring of 2010 Mrs. Albury com- were needed more than ever to bring deals Who Laughs, Lasts by Vincent M. Higgs. know in the 60s, and I found that I knew
pleted her work and received her degree in to a close. Armed with experience and be- It does not take long to read as it is short some of the characters described and was
Geosciences and Paleontology. She plans ing educated in real estate laws and practic- and, as indicated by its title, is light reading amused to learn some interesting things
to take more classes in the future, building es, Kerry was able to exceed targets with a and very enjoyable. It is a good little book about them.
on her knowledge and education. Having higher volume of sales, thus achieving the to pick up whenever you have a few spare This book not only gives insights into
the degree gives her the ability to be an Top Producer status for 2010 among the minutes to relax. Mr. Higg's goal in writ-
established curator and to publish official company's nine agents on Abaco. ing the book was to provide a few laughs Please see People Page 11




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People From Page 10

growing up in Nassau but also contains
sections on Abaco and Spanish Wells.
There is something in it for everyone who
loves life, and visitors to our land will find
it very insightful as it paints a good picture
of life in The Bahamas in the "good old
days" when life was simpler, families were
closer and people had more time to enjoy
the simple things of life.
The book can be purchased in Marsh
Harbour at Bellevue, Abaco Treasures,
Flowers Etc., and the Sand Dollar Shop.
In Hope Town it is sold at Ebb Tide and
on Green Turtle Cay at the Reef. It can be
purchased in Nassau at Logos Bookstore.
Chamon Mclntosh begins
internship at Friends
By Timothy Roberts
Having completed four months of col-
lege preparatory classes with the Island
School in Cape Eleuthera, Chamon Mc-
Intosh is now entering into a four-month
internship with the Friends of the Environ-
ment to complete the program he started
after being awarded a Bahamas Environ-
mental Steward Scholarship.
Chamon, a 17-year-old from Green
Turtle Cay, took the opportunity to do this
program so he could "get a better feel for
real life before going to college." The 2010
Forest Heights graduate intends to study to
become a pharmacist beginning this fall at


Wingate University in North Carolina.
Starting in August of 2010 he spent four
months at the Island School in a program
that prepares students for college through
a focused curriculum where students study
environmental science, contribute to au-
thentic research and develop leadership
and social skills in an international setting.
Chamon said that of the 47 students at-
tending the Deep Creek Middle School
located near the Island School, only four
were Bahamian and two were from Aba-
co. They live, eat, study and explore on a
campus that is located by the sea and that
depends on solar and wind for power, rain
collection for water and biodiesel for trans-
portation. He said there is a lot of physi-
cal activity mixed with lots of studying and
time spent mentoring and assisting at the
school.
The scholarship program, which is fa-
cilitated by the Bahamas Reef Environ-
ment Education Foundation and the Island
School, is designed to foster leadership
qualities while preparing students for col-
lege and teaching them about the Bahamian
environment.
During his internship at Friends Chamon
intends to write a journal or blog to chron-
icle his experiences with the environmen-
tal group. Although he had not been there
a week yet, he was already busy setting up
a composting area behind the office. He is
finding ways utilizing technology to cut down
on the amount of paper used by the office.


By Canishka Alexander
Ten men were recently hired by the De-
partment of Civil Aviation to work at the
Marsh Harbour International Airport and
Treasure Cay International Airport. On
January 10 they participated in the Airport
Authority's Firefighters' basic training
course meeting at the District Council of-
fice in Marsh Harbour.
During the opening ceremony, Bobby
Jones, Manager of both international air-
ports, introduced Capt. Patrick Rolle, Di-
rector of Civil Aviation. He explained that
with The Bahamas' aviation sector reform
and with Abaco being assigned a newly
purchased fire engine, the new employees
would embark upon a two-month training
course. The training will be conducted by
the Airport Authority. Ironically, he said
all of the men hired were residents of Ab-
aco.
"We just want to express to them that


we appreciate their coming into the sys-
tem and look forward to their success for
the next two months," Capt. Rolle said.
"All of the training will be done here in
Marsh Harbour. We recently had some-
one here from Oshkosh [corporation], the
designer of the fire engines, and they ran
some familiarization courses with them.
Now they are doing the theory and actual
practical applications."
The training will prepare them to assist
in the community by helping the volunteer
fire department when they are called to
emergencies because as Capt. Rolle stated
their chief role is safety and to mitigate
risks or disasters.
A preview of the course was given by
Jerome Deleveaux, director of the course,
who will be assisted by Basil Carter, chief

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January 15, 2011


Church News 1


Marsh Harbour Gospel

Chapel offers cantata
By Jennifer Hudson
The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
Choir presented its annual Christmas Can-
tata in the church sanctuary on December
11. The title of the cantata this year was
The Star Still Shines and it veered some-
what from the more traditional Christmas
musicals usually presented. This year's
had more of a gospel feel with some very
upbeat rhythms which had my foot tapping
from the start, but it still told the wonderful
Christmas story of the birth of our Saviour,
Jesus Christ.
As always, choir director Kevin Saw-
yer had done an excellent job in training
the choir which was very disciplined and
produced beautiful harmonies. The choir
looked to be a little larger in number and
the 25 singers produced a very powerful


sound. The choir songs were interspersed
with readings read by various members of
the choir and also an excellent line up of
soloists which included Bryan Sunders,
Ruth Albury, Ebony Albury, Kevin Saw-
yer, Rachel Johnson, Troy Albury and
Christopher Sawyer. Ruth Albury's solo
featured two little girls, Raquel Albury
and Mikayla Marshal, whose sweet voices
blended well and were a lovely addition to
the song. They were joined by a children's
chorus. It is always a delight to see young
children performing; they did an excellent
job. Myron Sawyer gracefully accompa-
nied one of the choir songs in sign lan-
guage as he proudly does each year.
The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel's
Cantata is always a wonderful way to ush-
er in the Christmas season. The audience
was obviously very appreciative and had
difficulty holding back their applause. Mr.
Sawyer told the audience that he did not


want them to think of the cantata as a per-
formance. "It is not just about the music;
we want to lift God up. It is a night to
proclaim who our Saviour is. Our world is
getting darker but Jesus is the light of the
world and He is the reason for the season."
The cantata was enjoyed so much by the
audience that people begged for the choir
to repeat it the next night, but Mr. Sawyer
stated that the choir would be presenting
their cantata on Guana Cay the following
night. He did, however, give the audience
a little added treat by having the choir
sing a reprise of the moving song Jesus,
the Light of the World which featured the
beautiful and powerful voice of soloist Ra-
chel Johnson and made a poignant ending
to a wonderful evening's performance.

Canta Noel Concert
By Jennifer Hudson
The Canta Noel Christmas Concert held
on December 14 in the St. John the Baptist



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The choir of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel presents a Christmas Cantata annually. The group had planned to present the Canata
on Guana Cay, but bad weather forced them to cancel that performance.


Anglican Church was greatly enjoyed by
all who attended. The beautiful sanctuary
made a lovely setting for this delightful
Christmas programme. Following a wel-
come by Pastor Desmond Sturrup, orga-
nizer of the programme, The Noel Sing-
ers, a combined choir, got the evening
off to a rousing start with the singing of
A Joyful Alleluia. A slate of very talented
vocal soloists, including Administrator Ce-
phas Cooper, sang some of the most loved
Christmas songs. These were interspersed
with piano and violin solos and a perfor-
mance by the Wesley College Band.
Three of Pastor Sturrup's piano students
made their debut and received a certificate
for their performances. Choirs from the
Anglican Church, the Seventh Day Adven-
tist Church and the Presbyterian Church all
made joyful contributions to the evening,
and all of the performers were invited on
stage for a finale in the singing of We Wish
You a Merry Christmas.
During the intermission the audience
made their way over to the church hall
where they enjoyed a variety of food. Mu-
sic was provided by the New Entry Band
while people enjoyed their goodies.
Canta Noel is to become an annual
Christmas tradition with the audience offer-
tory being donated each year to a different
charity. This year marks its second year and
the offering this year is for the Salem Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church building fund.
The church, which is led by Pastor Des-
mond Sturrup, is located within the Haitian
community and the building is presently
suffering from severe deterioration.

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Anyone missing the concert missed a
real treat and should aim not to miss it
next year.
St. Francis Church Hosts
Blood Pressure Training
By Samantha V. Evans
Members of St Francis de Sales Catho-
lic Church attended two night sessions of
blood pressure training at the church on
December 10 and 11. The hosts of the
training were John Mazzeo and students
from De Paul University in Chicago. Two
of the students were graduate nursing ma-
jors and four of them were undergraduate
anthropology majors. This training was
part of an anthropology class that they
were taking. The class tries to understand
social issues in other communities.


The purpose of the training was to pro-
vide basic public health information about
high blood pressure and diabetes. They
realize that both of these diseases greatly
affect the public in The Bahamas so they
wanted to assist with the education of the
Abaco community via this program.
The activity for this training came about
as a result of a trip that Professor Mazzeo
made to Abaco last year. While on island,
he visited the communities of the Mud and
Pigeon Peas and realized that high blood
pressure was of concern for residents there.
The 26 participants learned about high
blood pressure in three areas:
Knowledge - where they learned the ba-
sics about the disease, symptoms and what
happens if it is left untreated
Skills - use of the blood pressure ma-
chine, scales, how to identify high blood


pressure based on the numbers
Planning - how to conduct their own
workshop, how to be volunteers in their
community
They emphasize the importance of keep-
ing all information confidential. Through
this training, the students hope that the at-
tendees will change their lifestyle by eat-
ing right, exercising and getting adequate
rest. It is all about raising awareness.
On December 12 the participants took
part in a practicum at the church to ensure
that they know how to use the equipment
provided by the university.
This training is available to anyone
from other churches or organizations as
well. All participants will receive a certifi-
cate for participating.

Friendship Tabernacle

hosts Gospel concert
By Samantha V. Evans
Every year a group of Bahamian gospel
artists travels to Abaco to have concerts at


local churches. To start the year of right,
Pastor Silbert Mills, DJ Counselor and
Bro. Charles Fernander spearheaded a free
gospel concert that took place on January
7th at the new Friendship Tabernacle in
Dundas Town. Over 450 youth were in at-
tendance for this Jesus Party. Performing
at this concert were DJ Counselor, Ricardo
Clarke, Lyrics, Fire and Sherwin Gardiner
from Trinidad. Earlier in the day DJ Coun-
selor and Ricardo Clarke visited several
schools on Abaco to promote the concert.
One of their stops was Central Abaco Pri-
mary School. DJ Counselor spoke to the
50 plus fifth and sixth graders first. He told
them that in order for them to be viewed
as role models, they have to first abide by
the school's rules. Ricardo Clarke spoke
to them about not wasting time. He stated
that they must use their time wisely as time
wasted cannot be reclaimed.
The group visits Abaco several times a
year because they are happy with the great
work the community is doing.


This was the second year that the Canta Noel performed. A night of Christmas music was
offered by several choirs, soloists, bands and instumentalists. It was held in the Anglican
Church in Marsh Harbour to an appreciative audience. Each year the money raised is
donated to a -,, ilv cause, this year being repairs to the Salem Seventh Day Adventist
Church in Marsh Harbour.


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TREASURE CAY
Houses
"Camelot" # 1234 -BeacbfrontF,4ate. New custom
designed 3 bed, 4 bath Ocea, QtM rne, plus 2 bed, 1 bath
guest house. Total 7,d79fbder roof on 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, numerous enhancements. $5,649,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main houspiate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/funder roof 2.50 acres
with 268' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $4,995,000.
"Girasole "# 1551-Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italianvilla style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. Elegantly furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beachfrontage. $4,950,000.
"Argyll House" #483 - gantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s~C Mn Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153'beachfront. $3,995,000.
"Summertime" # 1550 - OceanBlvd. Superb 3 bed, 2
bath beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under air. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach
frontage. $3,995,000.
"Turtle View" - # 1778 - 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,088 sq. ft.
elegantly furnished home on laaped 14,000 s/f parcel
with68' frontage onTwr liay Beach, plus 18,300 s/f
canal lot with doclAToUeon Bay. $3,455,000.
"Tuite View" house available separately at $2,559,000.
BrigantineBay CanalHome # 1589 - Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home.M3 ls under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras. g5 lf parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & finger Mocks, boat lift $2,995,000.

"Another World" # 1007 - Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/ffurnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 - OceaBvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.8Sfes with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 - 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished two
storey Brigantine Canal home on2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus sea views fromvirtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home - #1524 -3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features, 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Turquoise" -#1696 -OceanBlvd 3 bed,2.5 bath,2,127s/f
fumishedbeach home on oversized 1.561 acre parcel with
170' of sandy Treasure Cay Beach frontage. $1,995,000.
"Kokonw", BrigantineBay #1509 - Chamning 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/fparcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/fbalcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
" WindwardPalms" # 1454 - Splendid 3 bed, 2bath
furnished WindwardBeach h rg. ,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios ,V on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sangbeach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,699,000.
"Camelot" WindwardBeach #1699 -Inspiring 3 bed, 3
bath, 2,600 s/f"tun-key" fimnij each home on 19,000 s/f
parcel with 101' sandy e, Wtfage. Completely
refurbished in 200( rl ll gained, Includes 2003 Suzuki
vehicle $1,459,000.
"Rising Sun" # 1780 - Wid each, 3 bed, 2.5 bath
2,118 s/f finished hon wq;925 s/fparcel with 150' of
sandy beach front^perb sea views! $1,450,000.
"Seascape", WindwardBeach # 1469 - 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.


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TREASURE CAY
"Helen's Point" - # 1791 -4bedroom, 3 bath, 1783 sq.
ft. tastefully furnished ho -7,908 s/f Sea of
Abaco waterfronnaJdfilth 153' ofbulkheaded
seawall & dock " $1,308,000.
"Dolphin Watch " -Galleon Bay - # 1534 - 3 bed, 3.5
bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74'bulkheaded canalfrontage with dock, $999,999.
"Carrollville" #1352 -NearTreasure Cay -3 bed, 2
bath, 2,100 s/f furnished hilltop home on 6 acre parcel
from highway to Sea of Abaco with 165' of water
frontage. Spectacular sea views. $599,000.
Treasure House #2 - #1777 -u2d, 2 bathtopsider
style 1,000 s/f furuisiheN4, !e villa. Exceptional
elevated Sea & i Cay Beachviews. Just afew
steps to beach & pool. $569,000.
Treasure House # 11 - # 1592 - Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa. Community pool, well maintainedvilla.
Exceptional sea & beachviews. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4 -# 1582 - Charming 2bed, bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintained beachfront complex. $499,950.
Ocean Villa 916-#1737-2b2 bath"turn-key" 900 s/f
furnished villa. Unobstru views, Close to beaci Good
vacationrentalpaWtb't $465,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 -5 bed/4bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
OceanBlvd, furnished oceanview home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beachaccess. $499,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 - 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/fparcel adjacent to golf
course. $249,000.
Condos
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
BahamaBeach Club 2020 - # 1139 - 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superiorbeach&
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 - # 1009 - 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level 50 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, taste3S contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beachviews. $999,999.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 - 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $887,000.

Atlantis Condo 2112 - # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Carleton Landing- Carriage House # 1 - # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community
pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
BahamaBeach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome seaviews from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Greatvacation residence. $822,000.
Pineapple PointResort, Unit3 - #1700 -Newly built,
tastefully finished 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level aluury
waterfront condo. Private deep water dock, Fantastic water
views, community pool. $799,000.
Carleton Landing- Carriage House #2, 3 & 4- #
1620- 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool,
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000.


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RoyalPoinciana #2511 -4 148,- Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground levelfurnished l, 1 CsF'eachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great f ws, excellent rental income
potential. $595,000.
RoyalPalm Condo #2424 - # 1399 - 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour. Well maintained, nearbeach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Royal Palm Condo # 2420 - # 1546- 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo. Great
harbour & marina views. Well maintained, nearbeach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 - Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202- # 987 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 2ndlevel
furnished canalfrontunit, withboat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure CayBeach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 - # 1000 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/ffurnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
BrigantineBay, Nearbeach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201 - # 1175 -2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock Nearbeach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo #2115 - #1602 - 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 - # 1635 - 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained
& elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer.
Many extras & upgrades. Canbe modified for 2nd
bedroom. Close to beach & shopping. $415,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7-#14 ~ 2bed, 2bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level fumish Vront condo. Well maintained,
superb seaviews, abfunity pool. Best Valuel $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 2117- # 1741- Jkey, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
875 s/f ground level fuie.P Well maintained, overlooks
BrigantineBay, incl ~vate dock &boat slip. $385,000.
RoyalPalm #2304 - # 1472 o2ed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground flo l 'bndo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slilykeftal history.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE!!! $326,000.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 -2bed, 2bath950 s/f
furnished ground lev ~g~t overlooking harbour &
marina. Well 'aile d, Owner occupied (not a rental
unit). Includes'oat slip & storage unit. $299,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbourfront end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#959 -2 bed, 1 bathfurnished 2 level condo
overlooldng marina, includes garage $239,000.
#1786 -2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/ffurnished condo
overlooking marina. Close to beach $229,000.

Vacant Land
Beach & Canal LotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' ofbeachfrontage on Sea ofAbaco,
PLUS Galleon Bay lotof 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
BeachfrontParcel- OceanBlvd. # 876 - 1.5 acres with
100' ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. Allutilities available Gorgeous beach& sea
views. $1,295,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1362 - Treasure Cay Blvd.
Level & cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f, 90' fabulous sandy
beach frontage. Breath-taking seaviews. $1,275,000.
WindwardBeach -Beach Parcel #1470 -23,151 s/fparcel
with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of Abaco. All
utilities available. $843,000.
Multi-family Residential Lot- t4~74 -21,826 s/f parcel
zoned "multi-family" neiT,-i re Cay Beach. Close to
shops, restaurants, ; eal for guest villas. $610,000.


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TREASURE CAY

Treasure Cay Canal Parcels


BrigantineBay- # 1662 - Two adjoining single
family residentiallots, 13,602 s/f total with combined
144' of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available.
Superb waterviews. $785,000.
BrigantineBay # 1629 - Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 173' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Great views. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1630 - Large 15,694 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 151' of bulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Superiorviews. $753,000.
BrigantineBay # 1632 - Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 121' of bulk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 finger docks. Utilities available.
Superiorviews down length of canal. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1631 - 13,629 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 119' of bulk headed water frontage.
Utilities available. Spectacular view $699,000
BrigantineBay # 1626 - 14,835 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 94' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay -# 1559 - 16,108 s/f level, cleared cana
parcel with 164' ofbulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000.
WindwardBeach Drive - Beach Parcel # 1693 -
Oversized 17,000 s/fp th 100' powder sand
beach frontage & ift sea wall. Allutilities available.
Suberb seat. $599,000.
BrigantineBay # 1625 - 11,897 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $592,000.
BrigantineBay # 1627 - 14,785 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 99' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
BrigantineBay # 1628 - 13,608 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 100' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
Galleon Bay - #14j4 1A72 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of
bulkhead w'itlht dock house. $498,500.
BrigantineBay # 1598 - d lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130'bulkheado htIage, new dock. $495,000.

BrigantineBay # 1624 -12,691 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
BrigantineBay # 1623 - 11,673 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 -Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davitpilings. Allutilities available. $350,000
Galleon Bay # 1580 - Elevated & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. All utilities available, Quick/easy access to
Sea ofAbaco. $349,950
GalleonBay # 1473 - Approx, 10,000 s/f canal
parcel,100'+ of sea-walled protected waterfrontage.
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 1498 - 2Qigp) s/f canal lot. 126'
sea-walled water front. greatt Views! $299,000.
BrigantineBay # 1173 & 1174 - 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140'
depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950.
BrigantineBay # 1494 - 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000.


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TREASURE CA Y

Treasure Cay Canal Parcels


BrigantineBay # 1622 - 13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $266,000.
Treasure CayDriveInlandLots - #1692 -Prime
residential lot # 3 less than200' from Treasure Cay
Beach All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850.

Ocean BlvdlnlandLot #1698 - 8,400 s/f prime level
lot with 100' frontage onprestigious OceanBlvd. Near
beach, all utilities available. $69,000.


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"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay -BeachfrontParcel25 - #1530 - 1173 acre
Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' s and eachfrontage. Excellent
elevations, spectaculO sews. Orchid Bay
amenities include Itfies, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads, $1,645,000.

Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 - Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"SecretBeach "# 1267/1268 - Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 -45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
oceanbeach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot - Near Bearc # 1176 - Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on mai.,t$ electricityy & telephone
available. $57,500.

TURTLE ROCKS
"Coco Beach" #1676 - Newly bit 3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully furnishedbearWiYfome, 1,700 s/f under
air, 1,290 s/f opeW9 .ti L.93 acre parcel with 101'
sandy beachfroit Slus dock and boat lift. Sensational
sea views fromvirtually every room. $999,000.
Beach Home - 1532 - 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 - Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 - 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 - 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.


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Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home - # 1563 - 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefyl furnished home with
pool & dock. Well 1fid, superior quality
construction, man ras. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,495,000.
"Eventide - Lowtide" - Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 - Recently renovated &refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly furnishe Ols/f ridge top home,
including separategoi o apartment Amazing sea
views from virtually every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,399,000.
"Endless Summer" - Eastern Shores - # 1667
Enchanting 4 bed, 3 bath, plus loft tri-level furnished
home. 3,000 s/f under roof. 200' Sea of Abaco frontage,
private 80' dock & boat lift. Separate carport & gazebo.
Spectacular sea views from every room. $1,395,000.

"Sea View" - GreatAbaco Club # 1203 - 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.

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"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 - Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
$365,000.

LEISURE LEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 - Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Beachfront Home - #1681 - C ing 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished home. 1,285 s/f M air, plus porches &
garage. 17,723 s/fdAped lot with 100' sandy beach
frontage. Panoraic Sea of Abaco views. Great Value at
$699,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction Great sea views. $449,000.
Residential Parcels

# 602 - 15,334 s/f canal cornerlotw/197' seawall.
$299,500.
#1258 - 9,000 s/fbuilding ope, 160' of deep water
layalong docks. New&lrttlvertical boat lift up to a
capacity of20,000tg. Near beach. $295,000.

# 704 - 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weather
canal frontage. Seaviews, walk to beach- $239,500.

# 1080 - 12,100 s/fcanal t$with 110' sea walled
canal frontage. B s installed. $209,000.

# 1593 - 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded
seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.

# 811 - 10,400 s/f seaview cornerlotwith 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

#567 - 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. 50'
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The funeral for Maggie Lowe, 56, of
Cooper's Town was held on January 1,
2011, at Revival Time Pentecostal Church
in Cooper's Town. Pastor Henry Wright
officated, assisted by Pastor Archilus Coo-
per. Interment was in the Cooper's Town
Public Cem-
etery.
She is
survived by
her daugh-
ters Tamara
and Melissa
Lowe; sons
Gentry, Co-
rey and Da-
kota Lowe Maggie Lowe
and Perez Rodriquez; grandchildren Car-
dinal and Katisha McIntosh, Kissie Major
and Makhiya Hardy; sisters Ettamae Al-
bury and Theresa Murray; brothers Sam-
uel, Ortnell and Floyd Lowe; brothers-in-
law Glenroy Albury and Gordon Murray;
sisters-in-law Shirley, Marilyn, and Mary
Lowe; nieces Rosemary Edgecombe, Pa-
trice Jones Petty, Coretta Leary, Pamela
Cassadieu, Carmel Johnassaint, Mizpa and
Azuba Lowe, Glenda Laroda, Rashida,
Brittany and Ava Murray; nephews Elvis
Wright, Mario, Matthew, Denzil, Dar-
ron, Zeth, Earl, Trevor, Quan, Gerard
and Latario Lowe, Brad, Garth, Elroy,
Gerard, Jerreth, and Nicolas Albury and
Dario Murray; grandnieces and nephews
Romando, Johnaleer and Johnesha Edge-
combe, Quaneka and Kalin Wright, Gody-
dra Gardiner, Rashad Edgecombe, Ratan-
yon Leary, Tenario, Mario Jr., Sherese,
Bianca, Devano, Dereka, Sacovan,
Madesha, Koran, Terrio, Trashell, and
Quandric Lowe, Talesha Rolle, Tonika,


Shannon and Gabriella Laroda, Cameron,
Precious, Alishanae, Montell, Garnell and
Hylan Albury, Giano Murray and Precious
Cassadieu; nieces-in-law Emily, Abbie,
and Anedra Lowe; nephew-in-law Johnly
Edgecombe, Rebourne Leary, Gibson
Johnnassaint, Noel Cassadieu and Stephen
Laroda; godchildren Pernell Hield, Cindy
Huyler and Yontalia Sands and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Jennie Johnson-
Williams, 80, formerly of Crossing Rocks,
was held on January 8, 2011 in Nassau. In-
terment was
also in Nas-
sau.
She is
survived
by her hus-
band Israel
Williams;
daughters
Cl a u d i a Jennie Williams
Johnson,
Charlotte Newchurch and Gertrude and
Naomi Johnson; sister Louise Saunders;
aunt Mureal Russell; son-in-law Nathan
Newchurch; stepdaughters Gloria Russell,
Betty McKinney and Deaconess Carolyn
Bain; step-sons Elder David Williams,
Philip, Israel, Willard, Harry and Pas-
tor James Williams; grandchildren Alicia
Penn, Malisa Smith, Tameka, Shakera,
Tasha, Stepahanie, Lisa, Desiree, Tan-
ikea, Lamond, Tomeko, Keith, Kevin,
Keno, Ghrimi, Trevor, Vincent, Garvin,
De'Angelo and Renaldo; grand-daughter-
in-law Sharona Johnson; great-grand-
children; step-grandchildren; step-great-
grandchildren; nieces Florence Ferguson,
Sheila Grant, Glendina, Shirley and Janet


Saunders and Niecy McKinney; nephews
Nelson, Tyrone Saunders and Eric McK-
inney; step-daughters-in-law Deaconess
Joyce Williams, Alice, Monica and Eula
Williams; sister-in-law Ena Williams;
step-sons-in-law Deacon Joseph Bain,
Kenneth McKinney and Leo Russell; step-
niece; step-nephews; cousins; and many
other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Sarah Louise
Duncanson, 73, formerly of Abaco, was
held in Nassau on January 8. Interment
was also in
Nassau.
She is
survived by
her brother
Emmanuel
Johnson;

Eustace,
L e wis , Sarah Louise Duncanson
Daniel and
Lemuel Duncanson, Ivy Sears, Carnila
Edgecombe, Loma and Marjorie Duncan-
son, Josephine Pratt and Rochelle Wells;
grandchildren Terez Duncanson-Diggs,
Marcus Duncanson, Jamaal and Jayson
Edgecombe, Brittany Sears, Anita Dun-
canson, Eustace Duncanson Jr., Monique
and Zion Duncanson, Briquell Sears, Ja-
reed Edgecombe, Daniel Duncanson Jr.,
Nicholas Duncanson, Malik Thurston,
Ashley Hanchell, James Pratt Jr., Maison
Thurston, Justice Pratt, Daniella Duncan-
son, Asia Hanchell and Jazion Pratt; great-
grandsons Anthony Duncanson, Sylvester
and Jeremiah Diggs and Marquest Edge-
combe; nieces Elizabeth Woodside, Pa-
trice Edgecombe, Ceceila Brown; nephews
Silvan Dieon and Edward Farquharson;


grandnieces and nephews; brothers-in-law
Calvin, Vincent, David, Othneil, George
and James Duncanson; sister-in-law Mar-
jorie Bastian; daughters-in-law Kim and
Cynthia Duncanson; sons-in-law Alexan-
der Edgecombe and James Pratt Sr.; and
many other relatives and friends.
On May 13th, 1929, Lewis Edward
Pinder, known as Papa Lou, was born to
William and Henrietta Pinder. He was born
and grew up in Cherokee Sound. At 17 he
set sail on his first smack fishing trip, a
career that he spent many years pursuing.
Mr. Pinder married Paronell and together
they had four children: Rudy, Buddy, Kan-
dy and Caroljean. The couple celebrated
their 60th wedding anniversary in Septem-
ber, 2010.
In 1958
Mr. Pinder
moved his
family to
Marsh Har-
bour where
he started
a new life
that included
day fishing Lewis Edward Pinder
trips and odd jobs like carpentry, electri-
cal, plumbing, and painting. He was a boat
captain for J.B. Crocket. In 1964 he start-
ed driving taxi where he became known as
"Papa Lou." Mr. Pinder and his two sons
later made their living crawfishing industry
and over the course of 24 years purchased
and operated five fishing boats. His next
business was opening the Abaco Big Bird
Poultry Farm in 1995. In 2004 after a short

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illness Papa Lou retired and spent his last
years at home. He passed away on Decem-
ber 27, 2010, at the age of 81.
His funeral was held at New Vision
Ministries in Marsh Harbour on January 2,
2011. Pastors Robert Cornea, Ted Pearce
and Dave Lowe officiated.
He is survived by his wife Paronell;
children Rudy, Buddy, Kandy and Car-
oljean; in-laws Alimith, Cindy and Mark;
grandchildren Christopher, Vincent,
Lance, Brock, Mitzi, Margo, Mark Jr. and
Susett; grand in-laws Melodie, Celeste and
Kyle, great-grandchildren Bailey, Mat-
thew, Jayden; nephews and nieces Chuck,
Gary, David and Peggylynn, Floyd, Bob-
by, Earl, Sydney, Pratt, Joyce, Levaughn,
Phyllis, Tommy, Chad, Mike, Debbie,
Claude, Owen and Wayde, grandnephews
and nieces Beth, Craig, Sandy, Charlie,
Nadia, Nicholas, Andrew, Kai and Nina,
great-grandnephews and nieces Jacob,
Levi, Kale, Gabriella, Connor, Duncan
and Jessica; and many other relatives and
friends.
Walter Curry was born on November
20, 1930, to Bernice and Irene Curry of
Green Turtle Cay where he grew up. Af-
ter finishing school, he went to sea with
his brother, then moved to Nassau where
he began his many years fo grocery store
management.
He fell in love with Zettie Roberts and
their marriage was blessed with three
children; Darlene, Lester and Scott (de-
ceased).


His em-
ployment
with City
Markets
in Nassau
brought him
to Marsh
Harbour
working in
that com- Walter Curry
pany's store.
In 1977 he began employment with Abaco
Markets at its Treasure Cay Mini Market
as manager. He worked there until his re-
tirement in 2002. Mr. Curry passed away
at his home surrounded by his family on
January 2 after a very long illness.
He is survived by his wife Zettie; daugh-
ter Darlene; son-in-law Elliot; son Lester;
daughter-in-law Ona; brothers Travis and
Bernard; brother-in-law Daniel Evans;
sisters-in-law Jane, Peggy, Virginia and
Shirley Roberts; nieces Hilda and family,
Estella and family, Charlotte and family,
Merlee and family, Debbie and family,
Dorothea and family, Beth and family,
Cheryl and family, Annabelle and fam-
ily, Elizabeth and family and Stephanie
and family; nephews Allan and family,
Wilber, Jr. and family, Bill, Walter and
family, Randy and family, Keith and fam-
ily, Garry and family, Danny and family,
Andrew and family, Craig, Lerman and
family, Jimmy and family and Gavin and
family; adopted children Elvis Burrows,
Dwight Edgecombe and Linda Torrent;
and many other relatives and friends.


If you are a sailor, fisherman, diver,
cruiser or just like "tings" nautical, you
won't want to miss the inaugural Abaco
Marine Flea Market at the Treasure Cay
Primary School on March 26 and 27.
For two days the school's athletic field
will be transformed into a huge nautical
"swap shop" and a boating bargain-hunt-
er's dream come true.
Private individuals and marine-related
businesses from throughout The Ba-
hamas will be able to sell used marine
equipment, coral encrusted antiques,
sailing gear, used boats, fishing tackle,
diving gear, marine artwork and other
boating related items at unbelievably low
prices. This will be a great way to clear
out excess inventory or those nautical
"treasures" that have accumulated in the
garage over the years.
The Abaco Marine Flea Market will
benefit the Treasure Cay Community
Library and is patterned after the world
famous Dania Marine Flea Market. The
organizer, Donnie Albury, has enrolled
the help of Al Behrendt, the originator of
the Dania Marine Flea Market for guid-
ance in making the two-day event benefi-
cial to vendors, visitors and the Treasure
Cay Library.
According to Mr. Albury, "We have
had a great reception to the idea of the
Marine Flea Market from marine busi-
nesses throughout Abaco as well as pri-
vate individuals that have garages full
of used fishing tackle or sailing gear


that someone can use. Abaco Outboard,
Abaco Suzuki and Marsh Harbour Boat
Yards were among the first to sign up.
We anticipate thousands of boating and
fishing related items will be bought and
sold through a system of 'dickering and
dealing' at a fraction of their original
value."
The event will offer an informal, al-
most party-like, atmosphere where shop-
pers can enjoy a wide variety of Bahami-
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in search of a wind scoop or spare pro-
peller. Knowing that many visiting the
Flea Market will be cruising to the event,
the Treasure Cay Marina will be offering
special dockage rates for cruisers.
Hours will be 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Sat-
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Mr. Albury said, "As a 'marine'
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offered for sale. We will have a separate
area for food and beverage vendors. So
you can come, enjoy the bargains, the
food and drink and make a day of it."
Preregistration for all vendors is required
and organizers are currently registering
vendors.
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Assault - On December 29 a resident
of Green Turtle Cay reported that a man he
knew punched him about the body causing
pain and annoyance.
Disorderly Behavior, Unlawful-
ly Carrying Arms - On December 29
Police arrested a man from Green Turtle
Cay for the above mentioned offences.
Vagrancy - On December 30 police
arrested a resident of Spring City for Va-
grancy who was behind Dove Plaza after
he was unable to give a satisfactory ac-
count for being there.
Shop Breaking - On December 30
the Customs office at the Treasure Cay
airport was broken into through the office
window and someone attempted to break
into the safe. However, nothing appears to
be missing.
Stealing a Vessel - On December
30 a resident of Treasure Cay reported
that her 31-foot Pursuit with twin 250 HP
Yamaha engines was stolen when it was
moored at the Brigantine Bay Marina. The
boat is valued at $150,000.
Vessel Recovered - On that same
day the Pursuit was recovered on the shore
in Murphy Town. However, both engines
were missing.
House breaking and Stealing -
On January 5 a resident of Dundas Town
reported that someone broke a window at
his residence and stole two watches from a
bedroom dresser valued at $795.
Causing Harm - On January 7 a
resident of Guana Cay reported that while


he was at a friend's residence a man he
knew struck him in his head with a beer
bottle and pushed his head against the wall
causing pain and injury. He was treated for
minor lacerations to the scalp at the gov-
ernment clinic.
Shopbreaking - On January 8 it was
reported that the Cooper's Town Primary
School was broken into through a window.
Nothing appear to have been stolen.
Shopbreaking - On January 8 it was
reported that S.C. Bootle High School was
broken into. Nothing appears to have been
stolen.
Causing Harm - On January 7 a
resident of Blackwood reported that she
had an altercation with her brother while
at her residence. As a result, he produced
a knife and cut her on the right hand. She
went to a clinic. The brother was arrested
and charged. He was released on $500
bail.
Disorderly Behaviour and Ob-
scene Language - On January 7 a resi-
dent of Sandy Point was on Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour when an of-
ficer observed that he was acting in a disor-
derly manner and using obscene language.
He continued his behavior so was arrested
and charged. He was released on $1000
bail.
House Fire - On January 9 a house
on Grand Cay caught fire. A police officer
and other extinguished the flames. There
was no injuries reported. However, the in-
terior of the building was damaged.


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Abaco communities are beautiful and
tranquil communities where neighbors
know one another and the atmosphere of
family and old acquaintances sharing good
times together. The Royal Bahamas Police
Force Abaco District has sought ways to
ensure that these communities remain un-
spoiled.
In the latter part of 2010 and with the
increase of armed robberies in the Central
Bahamas, Det. Const. Datus Farrington
was given the go ahead to visit stops, food
stores and banks to advise members of the
community on the topic Armed Robbery
Prevention and Procedures. The lecture is
titled Prevention is Better Than Cure.
During 2010 Abaco has seen three
armed robberies. This number may seem


like a joke to those in the big city, but to
a small town like Marsh Harbour, three
armed robberies is too many. One such
incident resulted in the death of a young
father of three. In an effort to curtail such
violent incidences, Detective Farrington
thought that businesses and the wider com-
munity should make security training high
priority.
For the past several months D/C Far-
rington has been giving advice to the busi-
ness community on the subject Prevention
Is Better Than Cure.
According to D/C Farrington, "It all be-
gan with a visit to a local bank in Marsh

Please see Police Page 21


Det. Const. Datus Farrington has been very concerned about the armed robberies that
are taking place on Abaco. As a result he has put together a program to educate the pub-
lic on how to protect themselves and even more important how to prevent these crimes
from occurring. He is willing to present the program to business, civic and church groups
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Harbour when a young manager raised
concerns that the holidays were fast ap-
proaching. She asked me for some safety
tips during the peek holiday shopping sea-
son." Impressed with his helpful and pro-
fessional advice, the bank manager replied,
"You should write a book or something.
This is good stuff!" D/C Farrington took
the advice seriously and produced what has
been hailed by many as a very impressive
presentation.
Using PowerPoint technology, D/C Far-
rington has produced a colorful 19-page
program of helpful advice and tips geared
toward the business community. The pre-
sentation begins with an introduction of
the subject of armed robbery, its defini-
tion, and the penalty according to Bahamas
Law. The presentation answers the ques-
tions, "Why does robbery occur?" "How
do I prevent robbery happening to me?"
"What should I do to survive a robbery?"
and "What do I do after a robbery has oc-
curred?" It also ventures deeper into how
to identify a suspicious person, making
bank deposits safely and what to do if you
suspect you are being followed.
D/C Farrington says, "Presenting the
topic is like second nature." Coupled with
over 10 years of policing experience, he is
able to share the advice with any who are
interested.
The seminar is another way the Police


Department is serving the Abaco commu-
nity. According to Supt. Noel Curry, Aba-
co Chief of Police, his department is in the
process of having a similar program done
that will address the growing concerns of
gang violence in the high schools. This and
many more initiatives demonstrates Supt.
Curry's focus on crime prevention initia-
tives to make Abaco a safer place to live.
The Armed Robbery Prevention and
Procedures seminar is free and by invita-
tion only. Interested persons may visit the
Abaco Police Community Page on Face
Book or call 367-2560, 367-3437 or 367-
2594, or send email requests to abaco-
chief@gmail.com for more information
on this and upcoming presentations by the
local police.

Firemen From Page 11

instructor, whom he said will facilitate
most of the training. Deleveaux said that
they anticipate covering the operation of
the T-1500 fire engine, and instead of fire
suppression, they will make rescue a prior-
ity during the course. Theoretical training
will take place at the District Council of-
fice while the practical aspect will be at the
Marsh Harbour airport. In the fifth week
of the course, the employees will do a live-
burn exercise.
Meanwhile, Capt. Rolle was hopeful
that he would see the same number of those
present taking part in the graduation cer-
emony at the end of their training course.


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By Dr. James D. Hull
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre
A couple of articles ago I talked about
high blood pressure and heart disease. I
want to explain how our bodies are hurt by
high blood pressure. There are two main
areas I want to look at in this article, the
arteries and the heart.
Your arteries are the vessels which carry
blood away from the heart to the body and
to the heart itself. These vessels carry ev-
erything the body needs to keep us alive.
When you visualize these vessels, you must
see them as being alive and not like a water
line in your house. All living things can be
damaged and that includes your arteries.
One of the most important things you will
find in arterial blood is oxygen. Oxygen is
in the air we breathe, and it is needed by the
body to create energy. This energy allows
our muscles to work, our brain to think, our
heart to pump and our kidneys to filter. I will
not get into the exact way in which our bod-
ies use oxygen. You will all have to trust me
when I say that without oxygen, we will die.
High blood pressure slowly hurts the in-
side of your arteries. When that happens,
they get smaller on the inside which makes
it harder for them to carry blood. When the
flow of blood is reduced, the amount of oxy-
gen your body gets is also reduced, and, as


dangers of


d pressure
I said before, that is very bad. Whichever
part of your body has reduced blood flow can
be damaged or die from it. Now if the area
affected is the heart, you will have a heart
attack; if it is the brain, a stroke will occur.
In the eyes you will have bleeding and blind-
ness, the kidney will fail and so on.
All of these events will shorten your
life and make what time you do have left
very challenging. Now while all this dam-
age to the vessels is taking place, the high
blood pressure is making things hard for
the heart. It has to work so much harder to
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just like the muscles of a body builder.
This may sound good, the heart growing
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The Abaconian


January 15, 2011


South Abaco News


C herokee will include St. James from Hope Town
C ero e and St. Andrew's of Dundas Town. The
Sou d three churches make up the Southern Re-
Sound gion of The Bahamas Conferences of the
By Lee Pinder Methodist Church in Abaco.
Condolences After a brief recess over the holidays,
A well known local businessman, Kid's Kornor has resumed meeting on
Wayne R. Lowe, passed away in Nassau Tuesday afternoons in the church for a
after a long battle with colon cancer on time of bible study, crafts and recreation.
December 24 with his family members at The Assemblies of God Women's
his bedside. Born November 7, 1928, he Group have made a New Year's resolu-
lived in Marsh Harbour for many years, tion to visit the infirm and shut-ins more
but was a regular attendee at Epworth Cha- and put together food boxes for the needy.
pel in Cherokee Sound. They have adopted Colossians 3:12-13 as
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (nee a guideline for 2011 and vow to be more
Higgs), daughters Julie Cates and Linda compassionate and concentrate more on
Albury and son Richard (Rick), plus a host reaching out to others.
of other family members, business associ- CMI After-Shock Youth Group has been
ates and friends. busy over the holidays and continues to
A Memorial Service was held in Chero- keep the young people involved, also pro-
kee on Monday the 3rd of January, 2011, viding spiritual guidance as well as fun and
with Rev. Marie Neilly, Hartis Pinder and interesting projects to keep them involved.
Vernon Malone officiating with a church full Snowbirds
of family and friends there to say their last It's that time of year when the second
"goodbye's." Obviously, a well-respected homeowners, visiting boaters and snow-
and admired individual, he will be missed bird escapees return to Abaco. It's our
and not soon forgotten. Our sincere condo- warm sunshine, powder sand beaches,
lences to the family, may he rest in peace. clear aqua waters and friendly smiling na-
Church News tives that keep them coming back and we
Cherokee's Epworth Chapel will host a welcome them all, whether they are long
Fellowship Meeting on February 13 that time friends or first time arrivals.


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


Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529


Bahamas Vacations + 8(
Cherokee
Lee Pinder + 3 hse
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
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Green Turtle Cay


Bluff House Club
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
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Roberts Cottages
Guana


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Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
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Abaco Inn
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Crystal Villas
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Hope T Hideaways -
Hope T Villas +
Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages -+
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
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6 cott 800
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm
34

3 cott


Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Man-0-War


Island Home Rentals +


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


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12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
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4 units 904-982-2762
9 hse 365-5140
Hope Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
+ 63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557


366-3121


8 hse 365-6048
5 condos 365-6072
bour area
82rms 367-2158
6 hse 367-2719
3 rms 367-4460
6 rms 367-2022
8 rms 367-3980
9 rms 367-4000
6 rms 367-3980
16hse 367-2202
8 rms 367-3776
6 eff 367-2681
6 cott 367-3600
32 effic 367-0148
II hse 367-4151
SIsland
8 rm 366-6334


Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Brigantine Bay Villas 4 units 365-8033
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Abaco Estate Services 365-8752
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information
http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacos.com
http://www.abacoinet.com http://www.oii.net
http.//www.abacoinfo.com http://www.bahamas.com
Rev.juln 10


Abaco conservation


gets global
By Timothy Roberts
A local conservation cause is receiving
global recognition as Friends of the Envi-
ronment's Size Matters campaign can now
be found on National Geographic's Global
Action Atlas on the world-wide-web.
The website's purpose is to spotlight
hundreds of local, cause-related projects
from around the world to a large audience
of concerned citizens, giving individuals
opportunities to take action by donating,
volunteering, advocating and sharing in-
formation.
Size Matters Campaign Manager,
d'Shan Maycock, said that without any
communication with Friends, National
Geographic found her campaign among
partner programs.
"When they found out about the cam-
paign that we were doing with the support
of RARE, they liked the idea of our cam-
paign. Even though it was just local to our
community, it has a global impact in terms
of helping to protect fisheries resources,"
she said.


recognition

She said that they liked the fact that it
had strong community involvement "which
led them to include us on their website
as an example of what can be done in a
small community that can effect a global
change."
Mrs. Maycock said they were "very ex-
cited and very honored that National Geo-
graphic decided to place our campaign on
their site. It shows that what we are do-
ing has an effect beyond our community."
Mrs. Maycock feels that it speaks volumes
of what we are able to do on the ground
with the help of the community.
The Size Matters campaign focuses on
building community support to reduce
threats to crawfish which are threatened by
being caught out of season, undersized and
protected crawfish being harvested, illegal
fishing techniques and fishing in protected
areas.
The Size Matters campaign can be found
on National Geographic's website by vis-
iting www.actionatlas.org and doing a
search for "Abaco."


Conservation Tips
* Turn lights off when not in the fluorescent bulbs
room * Replace your shower head
* Switch from traditional incan- with a low-flow version
descent light bulbs to compact * Fix toilet and faucet leaks












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The Abaconian


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


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


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

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air - Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle - Miami 367-2231
Bahamasalr - Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection - Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Localr - 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, CAbaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Airport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
* Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $10
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour
Children under three - free * Caged pets - as people
Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea.

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants * Services * Transportation


S / Compliments of The Abaconian

www.abaconian.com

Ferry Schedules * Departure times shown * Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-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
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 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town - Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise - Fr $25 , call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah.-Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven - return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT * Children half fare * Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town * Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point & 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 Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marinal83....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
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
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
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Section A


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Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only : Provides ride from
town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
B lue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
G ino's.................................$ ......... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ .............367-2301
Island C afe .........................$ .............367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
P in a c le ............ ... ............. ... .... .. ...... ............
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$ .....+....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ ........367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
Wallys ..................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn ..............$$$ .............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 ................ $$ ..... .....366-0065
Sugar Shack ...................... $ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub.......................................... 366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's...............................................366-3139
Man-O-War
Dock'n Dine................................365-6139
Hibiscus Cafe ............................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............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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VOLUME 19


NUMBER 2


JANUARY 15th, 2011


Green Turtle begins new year with Junkanoo

Following a long tradition, Junkanoo rushed on January 1


I The narrow streets of Green Turtle Cay were packed with spectators, residents along with hundreds of other Bahamians and visitors
waiting for the Junkanoo rush. The festive atmosphere of the costumed dancers making their way through town was enhanced by the
SGully Roosters band and many sidewalk vendors offering a variety of foods. Ferries ran continually transporting the crowds to and
rom the cay carrying the merrymakers.


By Timothy Roberts
Hundreds of people lined the streets of
Green Turtle Cay in anticipation of the an-
nual New Year's Day festival and Junk-
anoo rush. The Gully Roosters, a local
band, performed for the delighted crowd
while the Green Turtle Cay Little Island
Slammers Junkanoo group prepared for
their performance.
Just after 2 p.m. the sounds of Junkanoo
came alive and the crowd of Bahamians
and visitors were treated to a wonderful
display of colorful costumes and rhythmic
music. A float on wheels led the way dis-
playing the theme of this year's costumes
Amerindians. This was followed by a few
large, costumes that towered above those
around, displaying exotic colors with an
abundant flair of feathers following the In-
dian theme.
There were a good many wearing elab-
orate headdresses, carrying spears and
shields as well as an impressively deco-
rated canoe with totem poles on either
side of it which sat upon the shoulders
of one of the rushers. The rushers them-
selves ranged from young boys and girls
to older men and women who appeared
very enthusiastic and pleased to be rush-
Please see J unkanoo Page 2


I Abaco Foods Ltd. brings in

fourth load of farm equipment


By Til
Since Decemb
dents have enjoy
ity of potable wat
Corporation corm
tion to Central I
ply located at Ma
Airport.
Keith Thomps
and Sewerage for


Spring City gets

new water supply
mothy Roberts addition of over 100 homes to the town,
er 17th Spring City resi- the previous water supply was insufficient
ed an increased availabil- for Spring City's water demand. With this
er as Water and Sewerage in mind the upgrade was carried out as
pleted the town's connec- over the past months Water and Sewerage
Abaco's main water sup- dug ditches and laid a 10-inch water main
rsh Harbour International from the Marsh Harbour pumping station


;on, Manager of Water
Abaco, said that with the


Please see Spring City Page 17


New supplier offers samples


Paul Baker, left, is beginning the development of a 1200-acre farm in North Abaco on
the site of the Key and Sawyer farm that was later sold to Bahama Star Farm. It is in
the Norman's Castle area north of Treasure Cay. It will be an organic farm and Mr.
Baker expects to go into processing foods such as French fries. The farm products will
be for local consumption. With him are Edison Key, MP and Chairman of Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, and Lenny Etienne, chairman of the South
Abaco Farming Cooperative. Mr. Baker is encouraging cooperation between the vari-
ous groups of farmers. He expects to assist them with the use of equipment and with
seminars and advice from experts that he will be bringing in to assist him.


By Timothy Roberts
With an emphasis on cooperation and
food security, the Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) intro-
duced the heads of local farming asso-
ciations to Paul Baker, owner of Abaco
Foods Limited, a new organic farm just
getting started in North Abaco.
During the meeting on January 7 Pas-
tor Stafford Symonette, President of


North Abaco Farmers Association, said
he is pleased with what he has seen so
far and is looking forward to working
together with Mr. Baker as they seek to
move toward food security in The Baha-
mas. He noted that there are many with-
out jobs in the current economy and that

Please see Farming Page 20


Shoppers could easily think they were in the States where supermarkets sometimes offer
samples of new products. This was the scene in Maxwell's Supermarket on January
8. Two Barbadians, with hair nets, of the Oriel company in Barbados were offering
samples of a new line of products, all produced in Barbados. A variety of hot sauces,
seasonings, jams and concentrated drinks are now available here. The shoppers sam-
pling the various items found them to be tasty. The products are imported into The
Bahamas by Milo Butler & Sons Importers.


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Hundreds line the streets to enjoy Junkanoo


Junkanoo From Page 1
ing in the parade.
As the group moved forward, the danc-
ers came into view, making their way
down the streets as people joined in, danc-
ing to the pulsating sounds of the goat
skin drums, cowbells, horns and whistles.
The dancers were followed by the band
of drummers, horn blowers and cow-bell
shakers who kept a steady pace for the du-
ration of their long trek around the settle-
ment of New Plymouth.
Those watching enjoyed the parade thor-
oughly it. Kate, visiting from Gloucester,
Massachusetts, said the she and her family
had been "planning this trip [to see Junk-
anoo in Green Turtle Cay] for a while,"


and it was not disappointing. "We are glad
we made the trip because the food is deli-
cious and it's a beautiful day. Everyone's
had so much fun," she said.
Following the Junkanoo performance,
the Gully Roosters revved up once again
and filled the atmosphere with seasonal
music as people continued to have a good
time dancing, eating and drinking.
The streets were full of activity as many
people lined up to buy a variety of mouth-
watering Bahamian food including guava
duff, lobster salad, and coconut cakes
and tarts. There was a variety of delicious
choices, such as cracked conch, cracked
lobster, conch salad, conch fritters, chick-
en, pork, and more available at many loca-
tions along the streets.
The festival continued into the evening


as people celebrated the beginning of a
new year. The day was filled with fami-
lies, festivities, food and fun as many were
delighted with the day's celebration.
Island roots will
host wine tasting
By Annabelle Cross
The Island Roots Heritage Festival's
8th Annual Wine Tasting will be held at
the Green Turtle Club on February 5 from
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This annual event be-
gan in 2004 as a fund raiser for the first
Island Roots Heritage Festival as well as
a welcome reception for friends from Key
West, Florida.
The success of the evening led the
committee to make it an annual event
and for the next two years Mr. and Mrs.
Pat Green opened their home to host the
event. The event continued to grow, and


the committee knew that another venue
would be needed to accommodate the fund
raiser. The Green Turtle Club offered to
host the event, and it has proven to be
the perfect setting each year. Both Bristol
Wines and Burns House have sponsored
the event over the years and provided a
fine selection of wines, champagne and
sparkling ciders.
The 2011 Wine Tasting will once again
be held at the Green Turtle Club, spon-
sored this year by Bristol Wines and Spir-
its. Entertainment will be provided by
Abaco's New Entry Band and for the first
time on Green Turtle Cay, Basil Smith.
Mr. Smith is from Exuma and sings the
popular Sailor Man Song. Members and
friends of the Island Roots Heritage Festi-
val Committee will provide delicious hours

Please see Cays Page 4


Junkanoo on New Year's Day on Green Turtle Cay is anticipated by locals and visitors
alike. The Junkanoo never disappoints as the costumes are elaborate and colorful. The
rhythm keeps everyone moving as the parade makes its way through town.


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The theme this year on Green Turtle, Amerindians, was carried out in all the costumes.
The group consisted of many children dancing along with the adults.


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Cays From Page 2

d'oeuvres to complement the selection of
wines. A selection of non-alcoholic ciders
will be also be offered.
Tickets are $40 and are available at the
door or in advance from committee mem-
bers, Abaco Tourist Office in Marsh Har-
bour, Abaco Ceramics in Treasure Cay
and Island Property Management on Green
Turtle Cay.
Ferry service from the Treasure Cay
ferry dock directly to Green Turtle Club
will be at 6:30 p.m. with returns at 9:30
and 10 p.m. or contact the Green Turtle
Club for information on its Abaco Resi-
dents' Weekend Package. Proceeds from
the event will help fund the 8th Annual Is-


land Roots Heritage Festival to be held on
May 6 to 8.
Youth Junkanoo
in Hope Town
By Candace Key
Months of work went into preparing for
the Youth Junkanoo in Hope Town. This is
the second year for this new tradition and
it only gets better. Thursday afternoons
youth gathered at the Hope Town School
after school to design, cut and paste. Chil-
dren from the ages of 3 and up excitedly
participated with many parents and com-
munity members under the direction of
teachers Justin and Amanda Higgs. Monise
John taught the Junkanoo dance steps to the
youth and led the dancers in the rush out.


Drumming practice was held as well.
If you were in Hope Town in the af-
ternoon of New Year's Eve, you enjoyed
a real Bahamian treat. Approximately 50
Hope Town youth, parents, residents and
visitors rushed through the streets of the
settlement to the heart-pounding sounds
of cowbells, whistles and drums. Setting
the beat was Vito Russell, a member of the
Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo group
who also helped the rushers last year.
Vito was a huge hit as he led the revelers
and brightly costumed children, some so
young they "rushed" on their dad's shoul-
ders, down through the streets packed with
thrilled onlookers.
One of the original planners of this
event, Erica Russell, said that they are so
fortunate to have Vito helping that, after
discussions with him, there are plans in the
making for summer workshops to be held.
There is so much positive support for this
aspiring group that they plan to add more
musical instruments to the rush next year.

Sea Spray brings in the
New Year with Junkanoo
By Timothy Roberts
The crowd of people all around the bar
and stage at Sea Spray Resort in White


Sound, Elbow Cay, counted down the final
seconds of the year 2010 and were reward-
ed with an exciting display of fireworks
while the sound of cowbells and goatskin
drums grew louder and louder.
Sea Spray Resort, holding its annual New
Year's Eve event, started the night with
the sounds of the New Entry Band, a local
group, that played a variety of Bahamian,
Caribbean and pop songs right up to the mid-
night countdown. The crowd, a mixture of
Bahamians and visitors, shared drinks and
chatted with friends while others enjoyed the
music and danced the night away.
Then, just after midnight, as the guests
enjoyed the glasses of champagne that had
been served by the resort and while the
sound of the fireworks faded into the night,
the sounds of Spring City Rockers Junk-
anoo group took over. The crowd moved
away from the bar and stage, lining the road
to see the colorfully flamboyant costumes
and to feel the rhythm of the drums.
One guest, Mike from Florida, said this
was his first time experiencing Junkanoo.
He called it a "real rush" and promised he
would definitely be back for more.
Young and old alike joined in the danc-

Please see Cays Page 15


New Year's Eve in Hope Town was a time of excitement as the school children rushed
through town in costumes that they laboriously pasted.












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January 15, 2011


School News


Agape's Junior Boys
Basketball Teams
ranks in top four
By Canishka Alexander
Agape Christian School's junior boys
basketball team competed in the Father
Marcian Peters Invitational National
Tournament in Nassau on December 12-
18 where they placed among the top four
teams in the nation.
Coach Wayde Adderley said that even
more astounding is that there were 24
teams that competed at the tournament, so
it is quite an accomplishment for the Agape
team. They played a total of seven games
with five losses and two wins. Although
they made it to the final four and lost to
the eventual champions, San Salvador, by
a final score of 26 to 22, Coach Adderley
was proud of their performance.
"What I'm most proud of was that we
were able to beat traditional powerhouses
such as C.R. Walker, Queen's College,
and you know, all the stronger Nassau
schools. After losing the first game, we
had to fight through the losers' bracket and
play more games than the other teams had
to play," he explained. "I always tell the
guys we don't make excuses; we just come
in and work hard."
Even more gratifying for Coach Adder-
ley was the story behind some of the play-


ers' determination to win. In some cases,
he said, it takes some of them an hour and
a half to get to school like the players who
live as far away as Wood Cay, and amaz-
ingly, they don't miss any of their practices
sessions throughout the week. He thanked
Godfrey Rolle, assistant coach, for all of
his help.
"They work hard, and it showed when
we stepped on the floor against the best tal-
ent in The Bahamas," he said admirably.
"For a small school such as this, a small
Christian school, everybody was saying,
'Who is Agape?' Just through hard work,
grit and determination from the guys, we
actually won our first game against H.O.
Nash, who is a traditional powerhouse in
Nassau. They were the runner-ups from
last year, and we beat them 52 to 2."
Special recognition was given to
14-year-old Dante Thompson and 13-year-
old Oswald Parker. Coach Adderley said
that Dante is being regarded as the best
14-year-old player in the country. He
played tremendously for the team. Like-
wise, Oswald is being lauded as the best in
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For many of the players, it was their
first time participating in such a presti-
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said they did a magnificent job overcoming
the bright lights and crowded gym to be
regarded as the second or third best junior


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The senior boys team was scheduled to
play in the C.I. Gibson Tournament on De-
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senior team can truly be considered senior
boys because the other seven players are
actually from the junior team. He identi-
fied C.I. Gibson as another powerhouse,
but was pleased to say that during their
Tip-Off Classic Tournament held in Octo-


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with a score of 72 to 40.
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plishments, Coach Adderley is even more
satisfied that all of the team players have
a 3.0 or above grade point average. "Not
only are we playing basketball, but these
guys are here getting their grades, working
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hard and trying to achieve things. I mean
that's what it's all about - trying to build
character, and for the end result, getting all
of these guys off to school to further their
education through basketball.
Agape donates
to needy
By Canishka Alexander
Not only did the students of Agape
Christian's Primary School count their
blessings over the holidays, but they
passed those blessings on to the less for-
tunate in our community on December
14. Led by Farrah Cartwright, the pri-
mary students and staff met with Kimrice
Miller, a welfare officer from Social Ser-
vices, to present a collection of bagged
and boxed donations.
Instead of taking part in their custom-
ary gift exchange, it was decided that the
students would give to the Department of
Social Services. With only a week and a
half to gather their donations, the students
brought a tremendous number of items to
the presentation. According to Mrs. Cart-
wright, food, clothing and toys were col-
lected with at least four of the church pews
overflowing with the items.
"I was completely overwhelmed yester-
day and your teachers as well," she told
the students as she glanced over at what
they had brought.
Ms. Miller graciously thanked the stu-
dents for their generosity and thoughtful-
ness in giving to those in need. As the
items were transferred to her vehicle to
be taken to Social Services, she explained


that they distribute the items to needy per-
sons who have already been identified in
the community. Another avenue the staff
uses is to contact local churches to identify
those who are in need.
Agape's senior boys
do well in basketball
Canishka Alexander
Agape Christian School's senior boys
team participated in the C.I. Gibson
Tournament in Nassau on December
27-30, 2010, and played a total of five
games, according to Head Coach Wayde
Adderley. At the tournament 14-year-old
Dante Thompson and Basil Johnson-Ge-
renus were both named second team all
tournament, while 13-year-old Oswald
Parker attained the same title in the Fa-
ther Marcian Peters Invitational National
Tournament the week before. Dante and
Oswald both play on the junior and se-
nior teams.
"To put that in perspective, there were a
total of 24 teams with 10 players each, and
out of that 240, two of our kids were in the
top ten," Coach Wayde explained.
Although they lost their first game to
C.C. Sweeting High School, last year's
runner up in the Hugh Campbell tourna-
ment, they bounced back in the second
game against Doris Johnson School and
went on to beat Galilee Academy. Per-
haps, one of the team's sweetest victories
was against Jack Hayward High School, a
traditional powerhouse in the country for
the last 10 years, that they beat by nine
or 10 points. They also won against Faith
Temple Christian Academy.
Coach Adderley credited their accom-


plishment with their having the two main
ingredients of hard work and humility. He
said that Agape takes a holistic approach
as well, and so the boys are well balanced
with their athletics and academics.
They were joined by Shaquille McDon-
ald, team captain, and they all shared the
same views that they had played well and
had enjoyed the experience at the tourna-
ment. Coach Adderley said that Basil's
hard work has really begun to pay off
because there are currently two schools
looking to recruit him. Meanwhile, Basil
appeared emotional over hearing the news
that he is being so heavily sought after, but
said that he is looking forward to going to
college to further his education through
basketball.
Shaquille paused to thank Coach Wayde
on behalf of his team members for his on-
going support of them.


Angels Academy
presents programme
By Jennifer Hudson
Christmas is a very special time for
children and their excitement is infectious.
That is why it is always such a joy to attend
a children's Christmas concert. The stu-
dents of Angel's Academy presented their
fifth Annual Christmas programme on De-
cember 9 under a festively decorated tent
on the school grounds, and it was certainly
greatly enjoyed by parents, grandparents,
great-grandparents and friends.
Kindergarteners can steal any show
and this was no exception. The little ones
performed some delightful songs but the
"piece de resistance" was their rendition
of All I Want For Christmas Is My Two
Front Teeth performed by three solo-
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Students of Angels Academy performed a Christmas program for 1,iiiily and friends. The
finale of the event was the visit of Santa bringing gifts for all the students.



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ists with adorable "gaps." Maison Wong
demonstrated his whistling skill by doing
a fantastic job of whistling a whole verse
through the gap in his front teeth.
Grade one consists solely of three boys
so this was a perfect grouping for the sing-
ing of We Three Kings which they per-
formed admirably followed by two more
songs. Their teacher must be congratulated
for getting three boys to sing together so
confidently in front of an audience. The
always popular poem The Night Before
Christmas was read chorally by the Grade
2 students in addition to two songs they
sang with enthusiasm.
The students of Grade 3 brought the true
meaning of Christmas into the festivities.
After singing Here Comes Santa Claus,
one of the students asked, "But is this real-
ly Christmas?" The group then told a story
of the true meaning of Christmas with the
Christ Child at the centre. Grades 5 and
6 closed the programme with two more
songs and a dramatized poem for which
they had constructed masks to convey the
characters. As a grand finale grades 3, 4
and 5 came together for the singing of a
lively Christmas song in Spanish which
was very well executed.
Following the programme, Principal
April Parotti thanked the students, teach-


ers and parents for a job well done say-
ing that watching the programme had been
a lovely surprise for her since she never
likes to watch the rehearsals. She closed
by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas
and a safe and happy New Year and then
remembered that there was one more sur-
prise. Down the steps came a very jolly
Santa, who distributed bags of candy to
every child in the school much to their joy
and excitement.
Central Abaco Primary
School programme
By Jennifer Hudson
The students of Central Abaco Primary
School presented a delightful Christmas
programme for family and friends on
December 9. It was a real pot pourri of
items which made for a fun-filled evening.
The programme began with a disciplined
performance by the students of the newly
formed Central Abaco Primary Dance The-
atre. The group was formed only six weeks
ago under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Pi-
lon and what the students and Mrs. Pilon
managed to produce in just six weeks was
truly remarkable.
The first item contained a Caribbean
flavour as the girls moved to the beat of
drumming by the boys. The performance
then switched to scenes from the well loved
traditional Christmas Nutcracker Ballet.


The boys proudly marched as toy sol-
diers, brandishing their swords followed
by an graceful dance scene by both boys
and girls. The Dance Theatre performance
concluded with the joyful Clown Dance.
This is always a crowd pleaser and these
little clowns in their brightly colored cos-
tumes and wigs brought much hilarity to
the audience with their antics.
Principal Ruthamae Rolle added her tal-
ents to the programme as did her daughter,
Nevandria, who goes by the performance
name of Lyrics and who is equally talent-
ed. Lyrics also came to the rescue later in
the programme when the computer failed
to cooperate and there was no music for a
dance performance by two of the students.
She stepped into the breach with a beauti-
ful rendition of O, Holy Night and Clanae
Davis and Godley Jean Jacques were then
able to present their charming interpretive
dance of that Christmas song. Recitations
were performed by brothers Justin and
Joey Sands followed by a short fashion pa-
rade by five young ladies.


Senior Master Leroy Thompson was a
humorous Master of Ceremonies through-
out. After the young ladies had, as he put
it, "strutted their stuff," he declared that
the men could not be outdone so he called
Officer Dorsett to the stage where both po-
liceman and teacher gave the girls some
hilarious competition.
Central Abaco Primary
staff Fellowships
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 17 the staff of Central
Abaco Primary School gathered at Man-
goes Restaurant to begin a fun-filled bond-
ing experience. There were lots of games,
fun treats, door prizes and surprises as
the staff enjoyed themselves in celebra-
tion of the Christmas season and the close
of school for the term. Teachers and staff
took part in a Christmas song/rap compe-
tition which proved to be hilarious. Even

Please see School Page 9


The newly formed Dance Theatre at Central Abaco Primary School performed on De-
cember 9. The program included traditional Christmas items as well as Caribbean and
popular items. Singing, recitations and a fashion show were all part of it.


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Principal Ruthamae Rolle proved that she
was a team player by rapping and taking
part in the tough twister.
Before beginning their Christmas break,
Ms. Rolle commended the teachers for an
excellent term as she has seen tremendous
improvement in the grades of students. The
support staff members were applauded for
their hard work.
Students begin
community service
By Samantha V. Evans
C/,illrg,,rig Youth to Become Excep-
tional Role Models is the theme under
which Cyber Learning Center is teaching


their students to give back and to become
more community-minded. This school year
they exposed their students of grades six
and twelve to community service. The
grade six students will serve 15 off-cam-
pus hours and five hours on-campus while
grade twelve students have to serve 30 off-
campus hours and 10 on-campus hours.
To date, the grade twelve students have
started their hours. Raznae and Razheme
McIntosh are volunteering at the Red
Cross as this is one way they could fulfill
their community service requirement and
give back to the community where they
live. They expected to learn more about
preparing for disasters and responding to
emergencies such as fires and floods, but
they quickly realized that the Red Cross
responds to societal needs on a daily basis


for clothing, food, medical supplies, and
household goods.
They have seen that many people on
the island are in need, and these needs are
across nationality barriers. They were so
impressed by the work of the Red Cross
that they went into their own closets and
packed up items of clothing which they
have since donated to the Red Cross. Fur-
ther, they have started a personal cam-
paign for food and clothing items encour-
aging family and friends to assist the Red
Cross with their efforts which are many.
What is encouraging to them is that as peo-
ple come in requesting items, others come
in to donate clothing, toys and food. The
main item of need during the past several
months is children's clothing.
Raznae wants Abaco residents to real-
ize that they do not always need to have
money to assist the Red Cross, but they
can donate their time.
These two young ladies are ready for
college, and this experience will help them
to become more responsible with what they
have especially as they begin college in Sep-
tember 2011. Raznae plans to go New York
or California to study Network Security and
Information Technology while Razheme
will attend college in Canada or New York
to study Interior Design. These two students
will continue to volunteer at the Red Cross
until they graduate in June 2011.


Cyber Learning donates
to the Red Cross
By Samantha V. Evans
On December 8 two grade twelve stu-
dents, Raznae and Razheme McIntosh,
along with one of their teachers, Enzil
Cooper, donated two large boxes of food
and six bags of clothing to the Abaco Red
Cross Society. The students stated that
these items were collected as a result of
their Thanksgiving initiative. Since the
two students have been volunteering at
the Red Cross office and have seen many
people who came for food and clothing
items, they asked the principal to donate
the items to this organization. To give a
little Christmas cheer along with the items,
the students from the primary school made
cards decorated in Christmas colors giving
messages of peace and good will towards
men. The cards will definitely put a smile
on the faces of the recipients. The students
stated that they wanted to ensure that the
items went to those who most needed them
and are pleased by the work the Red Cross
is doing. Accepting the items on behalf of
the Red Cross were Barbara Johnson and
Christine Lightbourne.

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Two students at Cyber Learning Center, Raznae and Razheme Mclntosh, volunteered at
the Red Cross office in Marsh Harbour this fall. As a result of their seeing a need for food
and (1 ,ii',,. they and their classmates collected (1 bil it,,. toys and food and presented
all of it to the Red Corss. The Red Cross is appreciative of all donations.
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Every Child Counts
School Holds Raffle
By Jennifer Hudson
Eleven people received very nice early
Christmas gifts on December 16 when the
Every Child Counts School fund-raising
raffle was drawn on the school grounds.
Eleven students enjoyed pulling each of the
winning tickets. These students were all
members of the class that had done all of
the artwork for the posters under the guid-
ance of art teacher, Mary Gottlieb.
The Every Child Counts School relies
totally on donations and grants, and a


group of teachers and volunteers comprised
of Susan Harwood, Denise Todd, Wendie
Bishop, Connie Caccamo and Mary Gottli-
eb organized this fund-raising event. They
were very grateful to the eleven businesses
which so willingly donated prizes which
ranged from airline tickets to gift vouch-
ers and also for the positive response from
people throughout Abaco.
Music Department
performs concert
By Samantha V. Evans
Schools all across Abaco prepared pro-
grams to ring in the Christmas season. The
students of Abaco Central High School Mu-
sic Department put on a splendid perfor-


mance for their parents and teachers under
the theme Heaven and Earth Rejoice. Even
though the weather did not allow them to
have the outdoor event they intended, they
still performed exceptionally well indoors.
The program began with the school's
head girl who recalled the story of Jesus'
birth in that lonely manager more than
2000 years ago. She stated that the students
worked hard and were determined to put
on a stellar show in celebration of the birth
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The
welcome was done by music teacher Jamal
McIntosh who said that Christmas is the
most wonderful time of the year because
of the greatest gift the earth has ever re-
ceived; the birth of Christ.
The recorder group from grade seven
played Away in a Manager followed by


the performance of Silent Night by the
school's concert band. The grade nine
students on chimes were next followed a
poem by Candace Scott Deputy Head Girl.
Before remarks were made, the band
played Joy to the World which was flaw-
less. Principal Albert Jones stated that the
students have shown that they are, indeed,
capable of performing with excellence and
this season of Christmas, they are doing
their best to usher in Christmas time in style.
Dr. Lenora Black stated that it is clear by
the performance that the students worked
hard. Three and a half years ago the school
did not have a music department and band,
but now they have both which are quite vi-

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Eleven students of Every Child Counts School drew the winning tickets of a raffle the
school held to raise money. Since the school relies entirely on donations and grants, it
is a constant problem to raise enough money to maintain the school that now has 100
students. These are children who are not able to attend regular schools.


The Music Department of Abaco Central High School put on a very enjoyable program,
showing how much progress they have made in their music studies. The school now has
a band and a recorder group as well as students doing well with chimes and guitars. The
program closed with a Junkanoo rush out by the school's Junkanoo group.


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School From Page 10
brant. She was impressed by the growth
of the music department. She encouraged
the youth to get involved in music as well
as other activities. She further encouraged
everyone to give this Christmas and not
expect to always get.
The grade seven and eight students per-
formed Do You Hear What I Hear along
with Kelia McKinney of grade 11. The
guitar ensemble was performed by a few
high school males followed by the grade
10 chime group and the dance troop who
performed.
Mr. McIntosh named the top perform-
ers at each grade level and stated the areas


they excelled in. The audience enjoyed the
school's rap stars who wrote and prepared
music for their Christmas Rap that spoke
of the birth of Jesus and the wonders of
Christmas. They were followed by a per-
formance by a vocal ensemble.
The program ended with a light re-
ception and a Junkanoo rush out by the
school's Junkanoo group.
St. Francis de Sales
School holds program
By Canishka Alexander
Just before the Christmas season St.
Francis de Sales presented its Christmas
Concert 2010 under the theme Now Behold
the Lamb: A Christmas Cantata.

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The second homeowners of Treasure Cay held a party for the students of the Treasure
Cay Primary School. To begin the party, the students sang for their hosts. The students
enjoyed the all the delicious food. Santa made time to visit them, bringing them all gifts.


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Quitel Charlton and Antonia Nottage
functioned as the emcees during the pro-
gram and narrated the Biblical story of the
birth of Jesus as students came forward
with their individual performances. Cha-
rece Kemp led in the welcome address
which she predicted would be entertaining
and rewarding as they celebrated the real
meaning of Christmas.
Mikee Consulta and Abidemi Simon
formed a Christmas vocal duet to sing
Mary, Did You Know." Students from
Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1 took the
crowd by storm with a lively Junkanoo
rush out, and the Spanish Club Dancers
performed in a vivacious Spanish dance.
Several staff members entertained the
audience with their musical interlude.
The next set of performances were car-
ried out by the students of Grade 2, and
even more Christmas carols followed by
Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The last per-
formance was given by the choir as they
sang and pantomimed to Now, Behold the
Lamb. The audience applauded Abidemi
Simon and Vashon Robins, who sang the


lead parts.
As parents, students and teachers exited
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, they
continued to sing songs from the program.
Treasure Cay students
are treated to a party
On December 10th Treasure Cay sec-
ond homeowners, under the leadership
of Peggy Shelley, provided a Christmas
Party for 170 students at the Treasure Cay
Primary School. To the delight of all the
students hot dogs were grilled, ice cream
cones were scooped and Santa Claus ar-
rived with gifts for all the children. Ms.
Shelley and her elves did a wonderful job
of raising money and organizing this party.
Many thanks to the businesses that donated
food and money. Thank you to the second
homeowners in Treasure Cay who donated
money and time to make this event pos-
sible. The picture shows students singing
carols before the party started.

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Scotland Cay
- 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
-1,600 s.f. Residence,
- 785 s.f wrap around decking
- Land - d- 0.549 Acres
- Garage - 240 s.f
- 15 KW Generator
- Fabulous Views of Atlantic
- Overlooks the runway
B l ises sin Ho s #SCH1093 - $695,000. tln ic ew"


FEATURED LISTING *


Green Turtle Cay
-Land 12,825 s.f. - 0.294 Acre
-1,600 s.f. - 4 bd, 3 bth
-740 s.f - 2 bd, 2 bth guest
Corner Lot
-Ocean Views
- Fully Furnished
-R.O & city water
- Fenced yard
-Rental History onguest cottage

#GTH1161 - $877,000.

Sea to Sea
Green Turtle Cay
- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1,355 s.f of Residence
-Covered Screened Porches
-Land-0.54 Acre
- 253.06 of water-frontage
-Two Docks 36' - 170'
56,000 gallon cistern
- Generator House - tool shed
- 50KWdieselGenerator
#GTH1137- $995,000.


Green Turtle Cay
Marina Resort thr Sale
available

frontage available
-+/- 2.78 Acres
- Restaurant & Pool Bar
- Shell Fuel Dock
1- 5 Additional Acres Avail.
"Other Sihore Club" #GTH1151 - $4,100,000.

*"BUTTONWOOD" - 0.3214 - Two Hillside parcels overlooking
the ocean - 4 Bedrooms - 1 1/2 Baths - 1,240 s.f. residence - Built in
1982 - wood frame - Turn Key - fully furnished.
Man-O-War Cay
#MWH1020 UNDER CONTRACT
'Fpabulo I - V 625Jie
- 0.282 Acre Sea to Sea
Lot - 119.7' of frontage
Option #2 S1,170,000.
- 0.451 Acre Seato Sea
-260.97 of frontage
2 bd., 1.5 Bath Res.
- 3 bd., I b guest cottage
-Enlire Estate $,7,.
AMWHI13M4 -
Man-O-War Cay
- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
- 1,560 s.f. Residence.
-1,040 s.� Verandahs
-Land - + 1.824 Acres
Entire S.E. Point of
Dickie's Cay
- Private Dock
- Auxiliary Generator
-Fabulous Views
" Larbo rLight" #1vMrWI-I1099- $1,850,000.


Green Turtle Cay

- 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath
- 1190 s.f. of Residence
- Sea to Sea Parcel
- Land - 2.68 Acre
-150.60' on Atlantic Beach
- 196.60' on Coco Bay Beach
-Pool
- Dock - 50% shared
- Citywateravailable
#GTH1165 - $1,190,000.

Green Turtle Cay
- 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths
- 1,282 s.f. under air
- 887 s.fgoumd floor -
bed-bath-garage
- 1,597 s.f. decks
- 15,710s.f. - 0.360 Acre
- 200' on Coco Bay Beach
- 8,000 gallon cistern
#GTH1152 - S1385.000
Green Turtle Cay
- 33,342 s.f. - 0.765 Acre
- 161.30' on Coco Bay
- 3,300 s.f. - 3 Bd.-3 Bath
- Double Garage - 600s.f.
- Impact Doors & Windows
- Turkish Stone Floors
- Galvilume Metal Roof
- 13 KW Generator
- Ultra Violet Water System
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- 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths.
- 2,664 s.f Residence.
- 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath.
- 838 s.f. Guest House
- Land - Sea-to-Sea
+ 43,800 s.f. - 1.1 Acres
- 98' Ocean Beach Front
- Private Dock On Creek
- Fabulous Views
#MWH1116 - $3,750,000.

Man-O-War Cay

- + 0.975 Acres -
-100' Ocean Beaclfiont
- 127' Creek front
- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
- 1,336 s.f. Residence
- 88' dock, 35' T
- Auxiliary Generator
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Marsh Harbour -
Pelican Shores
- 31,399 s.f. - 0.720 Acre
- 229' on the Sea ofAbaco
- 3,600 s.f. Residence
- 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
- in-law suite downstairs
- Total renovation in 07'
- Double car garage
#MHH1163 $1,500,000.


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."SEAVIEW" - Dolphin Beach Estates - 24,292 s.f. - 0.557 Acre
136' prime waterfront - great elevations - fabulous views of Delia's
Cay and the Sea of Abaco. Shared dock access or can build a private
dock on shoreline - 8' depth at MLW - #GGV1118 - $368,000.
* "MIRABELLA" - 15,174 s.f. - 0.384 Acre lot - one of Guana's
highest elevations with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Sea of
Abaco - Paved road and underground electric in place - Deeded
rights to shared dock in Susan's Cove. #GGV1153 - $129,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY
S"COCONUTBEACH"- 63,815 s.f. 1.465 Acre Prime beach
front lot - secluded beach cove on north end-driveway in place and previously
approved building plans available - GTV1172 NEW $675,000.
* "PLAYING HOOKY"- 15,948 s.f. - 0.3661 Acre - Prime
building site - Unobstructed views of Coco Bay - Public dock access-
Beach access - #GTV1080 $430,000.
. "MADERIA HILL" - 65,208 s.f. - 1.497 Acre = Dock Access -
Beach Access - Great elevations.
BANK OWNED - MUST SELL! #GTV1009 - $395,000.
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beachfront - 12' elevations - beautiful ocean views - very private area-
additional acreage available. #GTV 1008 - BRING OFFERS -$325,000.
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Spectacular beach frontage - private gated entrance - affordable build-
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ELBOW CAY
*"BERKLEY'S BLUFF"- 31,000 s.f. - 0.7116 Acre - 100' of
Atlantic ocean frontage - 275' depth - Great elevations - overlooks
surfer's beach. #HTV1125 - BRING OFFERS NEW PRICE $375,000.
GREAT GUANA CAY
."WIND N' SEA" - Fabulous waterfront building site - two parcels
containing a total of 69,197 s.f. - 1.588 Acres - 241' of Sea of Abaco
frontage - great elevations to 42' above sea level - #GGV1112 - $850,000.
*"BLACK JACK'S REST" - 32,750 s.f. - 0.751 Acre - Lot #33 in
Orchid Bay with amenities - 120.41' Sea of Abaco frontage - available to
build dock - Private community - #GGV1147 - $667,000.
"LOT 78 DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES- 31,299 s.f. - 0.718
Acre - 110' on pristine Atlantic beachfront - up to 25' elevations - paved
road and electricity in place. Access to shared dock. Combine with "Lost
Shaker" for a total of 68,138 s.f.- 1.56 Acre site. #GGV1156 - $674,847.
* "CLAIRE'S BEACH" - Beachfront building site - 31,243 s.f. -
0.717 Acre - 117' of Atlantic beachfront - Dock access - good elevations -
superb ocean views. #GGV 1006 - $478,000.
S"LOST SHAKER" - 36,839 s.f. - 0.847 Acre - 65' of Atlantic
beachfront -Dolphin Beach Estates - oversized parcel - good elevations-
easement to beach. #GGV1000 $460,000.
*"ATLANTIS" - 19,239 s.f. - 0.4417 Acre - 95' of Atlantic
beachfront - Dolphin Beach Estates - Semi-private dock.
#GGV1135 FORECLOSURE MUST SELL $350,000.


*"LONG BAYSOUND"- 24,565 s.f. - 0.5639 acres - 105'of
Black Sound frontage - Ideal home site - dock site possible - combine
with Long Bay Beach for sea to sea parcel. GTV1122 - $299,000.
."OCEANVIEWLOT" - 22,141 s.f. - 0.508 Acre - overlooks
pristine beachfront on Atlantic side - snorkeling reefjust off shore -
Great view - close proximity to Green Turtle Club.
#GTV1157 $294,500.
* "CASUARINA" - 8,126 s.f. - 0.1865 Acre - Comer lot - Prime
building site - central location - short walk to Bita Bay Beach -
Snorkel right off shore. #GTV1074 $59,000.
* "COCO BAYBREEZE" - Two prime building sites - .2699
Acre - (.2255 Acre - SOLD - ONLY I LEFT) - Dock Access -
Beach Access. #GTV 1007 $47,500. - Lot
MAN-O-WAR CAY
S"SUMMERPLACE" - 10,719 s.f. - 0.246 Acre - Prime build-
ing site - over 150' of Sea of Abaco frontage - concrete seawall on
Sea of Abaco - 103' x 6' private dock on Man-O-War harbour -
Fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV 1082- $233,000.
SCOTLAND CAY
S"141 Hillside Developer Parcels" - Over 1/2 Acre with
beach access. Aircraft Landing Rights and Boat Slips available.
#SCH1140 - priced from: $170,000. - $438,000.

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School From Page 11

Record number of
S.C. Bootle students
make honour roll
By Canishka Alexander
During the combined Thanksgiving and
Special Awards ceremony back in No-
vember of 2010, many S.C. Bootle High
School's students were acknowledged and
rewarded for their outstanding academic
achievements. So it was no surprise that at
the beginning of this year, Principal Huel
Moss, Jr., was thrilled to announce that


48 scholarly students had made the honor
roll for the Christmas Term 2010 - an in-
crease he noted that is "60 percent over the
Christmas Term of 2009."
"This is the highest number in the last
five years," Moss beamed. "The adminis-
tration and staff are ecstatic with the results
and the effort of the students are committed
to future increases."
Despite the students' overall improve-
ment, however, Mr. Moss said that they
are concerned about a group of students
who are still not obtaining a 1.00 grade
point average.
Optimistically, he said, "As part of their
strategic plan, teachers will continue to


Forest Heights Academy

volleyball teams did very well

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From October to November the Forest Heights Academy volleyball girls' and boys' teams
have been competing against six other schools throughout Abaco. During this time the
teams played over 14 games. Despite their lack of experience, both groups made it to the
Chaiuipiw wl,.np. but were stopped there. Coach Oreste Patterson, physical education and
geography teacher, led these fledglings through the intense games. When asked what they
can do to win next year, Coach Patterson said, "These students have the skills to excel.
All they need is to believe in themselves and have the desire to win. " News item provided
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work with students, parents and all stake-
holders in stressing the importance of ex-
cellence in education."
Based on that particular course of ac-
tion, he is looking forward to better results
when the students' grades are reviewed
again later this year.
Online grade book
system introduced to
S.C. Bootle teachers
By Canishka Alexander
On January 7 Principal Huel Moss Jr.
along with the administrators and teachers
of S.C. Bootle High School met for their
first staff meeting for the Easter term. Af-
ter discussing the performance of students
during the Christmas term examination
and with the goal of the Abaco district's
Education Department in mind, Mr. Moss
thanked teachers for doing a good job and
encouraged them to continue to strive for
excellence for each child in each class-
room.
Mr. Moss said that the teachers were
anxious to learn new methods that would
help in the delivery of excellence in educa-
tion. At the end of the meeting, Rudolph
Kawalram, mathematics and science coor-
dinator at S. C. Bootle, demonstrated how
to keep the grade book on the computer.
"He explained that with the use of some
simple formulae, tallying term tests and
final grades the end of the term would be
made easy," Mr. Moss recalled. "Teach-
ers who have already practiced using this
method shared their views of how accu-
rate and easier it was for them to prepare
students' term end report cards. Every
teacher was encouraged to use this method


this term."
Mr. Moss said that Mr. Kawalram also
introduced the Engrade system online, a
free online grade book for teachers that
could be easily accessed by students and
parents who wish to view their grades and
homework online. Since he began using
the system, he said that the responses from
the parents and students have been encour-
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wished to address the threat of excess nu-
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Abaco.
All of the students who submitted pro-
posals to the competition are to be com-
mended for their innovative ideas and for

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taking the initiative to participate. Please
try again next year!
The prize for the competition is the op-
portunity to bring a film concept to life
with the help of Loggerhead Productions of
Hope Town. Over the next several months,
James will join Loggerheads to learn the
process of film-making and to film the nec-
essary components for his video. The five-
minute film is expected to be completed by
early March and will premiere on www.
conchsaladtv.com. The film will also be
submitted to local and international film
festivals, as well as used for educational
purposes.
Class President has
great ildeas for his school
By Samantha V. Evans
Ten-year-old Yocasta Woodside is a
model student at Central Abaco Primary
School. He is in grade six and was recently
elected as class president. He explained
that the idea for class president was born in
his Social Studies class when they studied
forming a
government.
He was in-
trigued by
the possibili-
ty of making
a difference
and decided
to run for
class presi- Yocasta Woodside
dent.
As class president, Ms. Hield stated that
he will be the class spokesperson on field
trips and will assist in other leadership
roles in the school.


Cays From Page 4
ing, many getting pictures taken with the
brightly colored costumes or shaking cow-
bells with the group. Everyone was clearly
excited and thoroughly enjoyed the Junk-
anoo Rush that went on for nearly one hour.
Sea Spray manager, Junior Mernard,
who mingled with his guests throughout
the evening, said that the crowd steadily
grew as the night wore on and that he felt
the night was a great success as everyone
clearly "enjoyed themselves a lot."
As the sounds of Junkanoo dissipated,
New Entry Band returned to the stage and
closed out the night with a variety of music.
Man-O-War lights
its Christmas tree
On December 11th the District Council
and the Sojer Day Committee teamed to-
gether to present the Second Annual Tree
Lighting ceremony for Man-O-War Cay.
On this calm night at the volleyball
court, with over 200 people in attendance
and Arthur Elden moderating, the ceremo-
ny got under way with singing from both
the Small World Learning Center nursery
school and selections from the Man-O-War
Public School, followed by a scripture
reading by Glenn Albury.
Harcourt Thompson, lifelong resident
and goodwill ambassador from Man-O-
War Cay, was asked by the committee to
officially light the tree.
Prior to his remarks, Chief Council-
lor Jeremy Sweeting, hosted a game for
all present, similar to Name That Tune.
The object was to name the artist sing-


ing Christmas melodies. Mr. Sweeting
thanked residents for their support over the
years during his service in local govern-
ment. He asked everyone to remember the
families on the island who had lost loved
ones over the year. He wished everyone a
Merry Christmas on behalf of the Council.
After the programme, he delivered hams
to all the widows on Man-O-War.
The congregation sang a number of car-
ols, and, as the programme drew to a close,
they turned off the lights so that only the
lights of the tree illuminated the area and
sang Silent Night and 0 Holy Night.
Refreshments were served and the event
was enjoyed by all.
Guana Cay holds tree
lighting ceremony
On December 16th many residents
turned out on Great Guana Cay to witness
the Second Annual Christmas Tree Light-
ing ceremony. The event was sponsored
by the Town Council along with various
businesses and numerous residents.
On hand to bring remarks were Coun-
cillor Glenn Laing, Supt. Noel Curry, Le-
nora Black from Education, Chief Coun-
cillor Jeremy Sweeting, Administrator
Cephas Cooper and Member of Parliament
Edison Key.
Despite a power outage during the mid-
dle of the programme, the residents pulled
together and the programme continued
with little incident. Administrator Cooper
and his wife, in a surprise move, sang a
duet to the delight of the gathering. The
Guana Cay youth choir sang several se-
lections, along with the adult choir. After
several carols sung by the audience, Pastor


Knowles offered a sermon.
This was followed by the lighting of the
tree, which was lit this year by Myrtle Bethel.
Residents enjoyed refreshments and used
the opportunity to socialize well into the
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January 15, 2011


Sports News


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By Canishka Alexander
The awards ceremony held for the skill-
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11 had them grinning from ear to ear in
heightened expectation of what they knew
they would receive because of their hard
work and determination.


Albert Lill, head Judo coach, told them
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specifically to give promotions to six judo
practitioners referred to as judoka, who
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Rahming, Coach Parotti and I are proud
to be a part of your progress," Lill said,
admirably.
The first three received yellow belts:
Colin Albury, Rebecca Strachan and Jona-
than Strachan. According to Coach Lill,
Jonathan won a gold medal at his first
tournament in Nassau.
The next two both received red belts.
Levaughan Forbes, who is "one of the old-
est judoka here on Abaco, who has fought
at several tournaments and tried and tried,
and finally broke through with a brilliant
gold medal victory:" Coach Lill said.
"The next belt goes to the young man who
we affectionately refer to as the 'monster
of the mat' - Ozeke Swain."
Finally, the last belt was given to Ash-
ton Forbes, the team captain, who was
promoted to a blue belt.
Sensei Rahming expressed pride in the
judoka who stood before him. "I am very
sure we have an Olympian in our midst,
and that we'll have somebody from Aba-
co go all the way to the Olympic Games.
Keep training hard," he admonished.
Sensei Rahming added that this year
they will have their first tournament and
training camp on Abaco. The ceremony
ended with a short demonstration of Judo
techniques that the judoka have learned
through their training.
Tennis instructor holds
Christmas tournament
By Canishka Alexander
Tennis coact Bobby Russell was busy
again just before the holiday season with
a Christmas tennis tournament for the 12
and 13-year-old players. He explained


that the tournaments encourage friendly
competition and help to better the players'
skills. Even as he spoke, he was noticeably
impressed with the rallying taking place
between the players on the court. One of
his ultimate goals is to obtain scholarships
for his star players.
He was being assisted by one of his
former students, Sherell Carey, and one
player's mother, Kathleen Garvey.
Sherell recalled how Coach Russell had
found her playing basketball one day and
had asked if she wanted to play tennis. Al-
though she knew nothing of the sport, Carey
decided to try it. "The thing that made me
excited about it was he told me, 'If you play
tennis and you are disciplined, I can get you
off to school.' [I said to myself] Hey, that's
what I want to do," she exclaimed.
In hindsight, she understands he was
only trying to bring out the best in her
when he was being strict and tough on her
during training. His promise to her became
a reality when she obtained a full schol-
arship to Middle Georgia College. When
the tennis program ended there, she went
to Florida Community College in Jackson-
ville, Florida., then moved on to Tuske-
gee University in Alabama, where she has
earned a bachelor's degree in computer
science. Next summer she will complete a
master's degree in electrical engineering.
Standing alongside Sherell was Ms.
Garvey, who explained how her son, Grif-
fin Garvey, got started with his tennis les-
sons. She and Griffin are from Fairfield,
Connecticut, and have been visiting Abaco
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"We started playing with Bobby the very
first time we came here, and he's the best
tennis coach there is. As you can see, my
son Griffin just loves it," she said. "Bobby
kind of gets him back in the groove with
his strokes and his swing, and he's com-
petitive to begin with, so Bobby loves that
about him. He always gets some little ten-
nis tournaments like this going so that we
can get involved. It's fun to be with kids
that are his age and that are local to the
island. We enjoy it."
Soccer League Re-
sults - December 2010
By Mirella Santillo
As the soccer league takes a recess for
the Christmas holidays after the games of
Sunday December 19th until January 9th,
each of the eight teams will have played
two games.
The season which started on November
28th promised to be a successful one with
eight men's teams participating as well as
two women's teams. There was a friendly
atmosphere, with each team saluting each
other and praying before the start of each
game. However, the untimely death on De-


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cember 6th of the Stanley Steelers' Presi-
dent, Stanley Saintil, threw a dark shadow
upon the league's members. A meeting was
held that week after the incident to decide
whether to resume playing immediately; it
was agreed to continue the Sunday games
without interruption. So, on December
12th the Beach Club Tigers lost to the Aus-
kell Medics 1-3 while Abacom United and
the Marsh Harbour Showoffs tied 1-1
The players paid tribute to their dead
comrade on December 19th, observing a
minute of silence on the field before the
start of the second game between the Trea-
sure Cay Farm and the Stanley Steelers.
So far, the Auskell Medics are in first
place in the league with 6 points. Three
teams are in second position with 4 points:
the Treasure Cay Farm, Abacom United
and the Hope Town Showstoppers. In fifth
position with 3 points are the Marsh Har-
bour New Stars, followed in sixth place by
the Marsh Harbour Showoffs with 1 point.
Two teams which have not won a game
yet are last: the Beach Club Tigers and the
Stanley Steelers, each with 0 points.
According to the Abaco Football As-
sociation Chairman, Malcom Spicer, the
women have formed two teams, the Mud
Girls and the Sand Bank Divas. They
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Highlights of 2010


Jennifer Hudson
The topic uppermost in most people's
minds for 2010 has been the proposed new
BEC power plant. The year began with a
refusal by the Court of Appeals to grant an
injunction to stop work at the construction
site which had been requested by the newly
formed environmental group Responsible
Development for Abaco. Environment
Minister, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, con-
firmed that the power plant will burn diesel
rather than heavy fuel oil.
On January 13 the Hon. Neko Grant,
Minister of Public Works and Transport,
visited Abaco to sign a contract for the
building of a new seawall at the freight dock
at Sunshine Park in Hope Town. While
there he reviewed the work done to restore
the dune in White Sound. Also in January
the newly appointed Minister of Education,
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19 along with a number of government of-
ficials for the signing of a $19.6 million
contract with Woslee Contractors Ltd., for
the construction of a administration build-
ing in Dundas Town which will consoli-
date many of the government departments
and agencies presently scattered through-
out Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town.
Four Chinese, hosted by Edison Key,
M.P., and Chairman of the Bahamas Ag-
ricultural and Industrial Corporation, vis-
ited Abaco from March 2-6 to study the
agricultural potential of Abaco's farmland.
They are considering investing several
million dollars to develop agriculture and
crops as well as livestock. They envisioned
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matched by the Treasure Cay community.
This houses the only CAT scan machine
in the country outside of Nassau and Free-
port. Attending the dedication were the
Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert In-
graham, and Minister of Health, the Hon.
Dr. Hubert Minnis.
Nine-year-old Yelene Persaud, a 6th
grade student of St. Francis de Sales
School, won the 13th Annual Bahamas
National Spelling Bee. Yelena became the
nation's youngest spelling bee champion,
outdoing 19 other students from throughout
The Bahamas. Coming in fourth place was
Jasmine Taylor, an eighth grade student of
S.C. Bootle High School. Another student
of the S.C. Bootle High School won acco-
lades for her school. Felicia Romer placed
second in the national competition to be
named Junior Minister of Tourism.
The first All Abaco Expo, held on April
16 and 17 at the BAIC Farmers' Market-
place in Marsh Harbour, showcased local
farm produce, locally produced processed
foods and crafts. The two-day expo pre-
sented educational opportunities and many
attractions such as displays, demonstra-
tions, farm animals and the Royal Baha-
mas Police Band. The expo was officially
opened by the Prime Minister.
Also on April 17 the Auskell Medical
Centre's new Surgical Centre was offi-
cially opened. Auskell medical staff, visit-
ing doctors, local government officials and
well wishers were on hand to celebrate yet
another milestone for the Auskell Medical
Centre. The new centre which is housed in
an adjacent building will accommodate pa-
tients for many surgeries and emergencies.
Fifty-five students from seven schools
throughout Abaco were inducted into the


Ranger programme, the youth arm of the
Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The cere-
mony was attended by the Commodore for
the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the
Defence Force Band.
Pigeon Pea residents were given evic-
tion notices on the afternoon of May 17.
Located immediately behind businesses on
Don MacKay Boulevard, the area in ques-
tion houses hundreds of immigrants who
have squatted there, some for more than
40 years. Ricky Albury initiated this ac-
tion subsequent to recently being granted a
Deed of Possession by the Supreme Court.
Abaco's Special Olympics athletes won
many medals during competitions held in
Nassau during the latter part of May. The 29
students from the Every Child Counts School
came back with 21 individual gold medals,
plus medals in team events, 17 silver and 12
bronze medals, an outstanding achievement.
Abaco sailors were very successful in
the George Town National Family Island
Regatta. The Lonesome Dove had two first
place wins, a second and a third, making it
the overall winner of the B Class.
Contracts were signed on June 10 for
the construction of an additional 35 houses
in Spring City. The Ministry of Housing
signed 14 contracts with local contractors in
an effort by government to provide employ-
ment during the downturn of the economy.
Abaco held its first Maritime Cadet
graduation on June 12. The programme,
which began last year with 15 students,
now boasts 23. The entire class attended
the graduation ceremony for the five stu-
dents who graduated. The Maritime Cadet
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preparing them for careers in shipping.
The relative peace on Abaco was disturbed
for a few days after a 19-year-old fugitive
from the United States brought down a sto-
len Cessna 400 plane in the marls in a very
inaccessible area a few miles north of Sandy
Point. After landing, the Barefoot Bandit soon
made his presence felt on Abaco by burglariz-
ing properties and stealing a boat before being
picked up by police on Eleuthera.
Protesters demonstrated their frustration
with BEC by staging a demonstration out-
side the office of the Bahamas Electricity
Corporation in Marsh Harbour. They were
emphasizing their displeasure over the lack
of service the island had been experiencing
since mid-May.
The Prime Minister arrived on Abaco on
July 24 to tour both the old and new power
plants. He was apologetic and assured resi-
dents that relief would be coming soon.
Fresh water from the mainland began
flowing to Green Turtle Cay in August.
An underwater pipe was installed from
the mainland to New Plymouth and then
extended to the northern end of the cay.
During a visit by Mr. Ingraham to view the
ongoing work being carried out, Adminis-
trator Maxine Duncombe turned on a fau-
cet near the Green Turtle Club. The Water
and Sewerage Corporation was scheduled
to soon begin making connections to resi-
dences and businesses.
Minister of Housing, the Hon. Neko
Grant, inspected the new airport terminal
location on July 30 and signed a contract
for the architectural design of a new airport


terminal and fire crash facility at the Marsh
Harbour International Airport.
Abaco's Blue Holes were featured in the
National Geographic magazine. The Au-
gust 2010 edition featured the spectacular
underwater caves of The Bahamas as its
lead story following two month's of study
by a multi-disciplinary cave diving and
scientific team in 2009.
Two very successful international darts
tournaments that brought eight internation-
al teams to Abaco were held at the Faith
Convention Centre in Marsh Harbour in
August. Sixteen Bahamians competed in
both the America's Cup and the Carib-
bean Cup Darts Tournaments. The Hon.
Charles T. Maynard, Minister of Youth,
Sports and Culture, performed the sym-
bolic darts throw that officially opened the
tournament. The Bahamas came third in
both tournaments. The tournaments were
organized by Malcolm Spicer, who is
President of the World Darts Federation,
America's Region, and brought a much
needed boost to the economy of Abaco.
The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub-
lic Works and Transportation, displayed the
preliminary plans for the new airport and
control tower for the Marsh Harbour Inter-
national Airport on September 3 to a small
group of stakeholders. A further meeting
was held on September 24 for reviewing the
revised plans after concerns had been ad-
dressed following the previous meeting.
A Local Government Junior Council Pi-
lot Project was launched by the Minister of
State for Land and Local Government, the
Hon. Byron Woodside, on September 9 in
Marsh Harbour. This programme for 10th


and 11th grade students at Abaco Central
High School will develop a Junior Local
Government Council that will work with
local government committees and council.
Abaco Swim Club placed third in the 11th
Annual Northern Bahamas Short Course
Juniors Swimming Championships in Free-
port. Many of Abaco's swimmers came
back with first and second place awards.
The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Asso-
ciation hosted a group of six scientists on
Abaco to study bonefish, their numbers,
growth, patterns of movement and other
details. The bonefish industry is of huge
economic value for The Bahamas and pro-
vides a large portion of its overall econo-
my. The scientists spent a week with local
guides tagging bonefish with the goal of
being proactive in protecting one of The
Bahamas' most lucrative resources.
The opening of Maxwell's Supermarket
was a much anticipated event. The state-


of-the-art model store opened its doors on
August 13, replacing the old Maxwell's
that was destroyed by fire in August 2008.
Maxwell's was officially opened in Octo-
ber when the ribbon was cut by the Prime
Minister and Ginnie Sawyer, wife of Max-
well's Supermarket owner, Chad Sawyer.
On November 18 a Customer Appreciation
Day brought thousands to the store from 8
a.m. to midnight to take advantage of the
many special bargains offered.
On December 4 the dedication of Friend-
ship Tabernacle Church's new building
took place. The church moved to a new
building south of Forest Drive in Central
Pines Estates after 64 years in its former
building. The laying of the cornerstone
and cutting of the ribbon was performed
by Sister Dolly Mills, wife of Senior Pas-
tor, Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills. Present for the
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Organic farm will farm scientifically


Farming From Page 1
farming will be a means for Bahamians to
be gainfully employed.
Mr. Baker, who has leased 1500 acres
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and south come together as family, add-
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ward a common goal.
With the express purpose of assisting
the farmers in the preparation of their land


for farming, Mr. Baker has brought in two
John Deere tractors along with myriad oth-
er equipment that has landed since early
December.
Edison Key, Member of Parliament
for South Abaco and Executive Director
of BAIC, said, "It is important for all of
us to come together (the associations from
the north and south) and work together to
make this a grand and successful industry
in The Bahamas." He sees it as a major
industry that could rival tourism.
Mr. Key said that the North Association
would benefit from the processing plant and
other projects which Mr. Baker will be do-
ing. He took note of how quickly Mr. Baker
had fixed the road to the farm, within about
two weeks, which had prevented other
farmers from frequenting their properties.
Mr. Key is "more excited than anyone
else" to see this farm "coming back to


Dr. Benjamin Alverez, Bahamas' representative of the Inter-American Institute for Co-
operation on Agriculture (IICA), and Benjamin Rahming, General Manager of Bahamas
Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, BAIC, discuss the Abaco Foods farm and the
equipment already here.


life" and anticipates that Mr. Baker's pres-
ence will facilitate more growth for Abaco
farmers. He is looking forward to the day
when "we can supply a lot of these items to
the Bahamian housewife locally."
Mr. Baker said, "Not only am I going
to be helpful to the Bahamian farmer, but
they are going to be extremely important
to me," because of their knowledge of the
local soil, weather and pests that he may
be unaware of.
The Progress and
Future Plans
Paul Baker, owner of Abaco Foods
Ltd, an organic farming business in North
Abaco, has started work at the site and a
number of people have
already been employed
as he prepares the area,
repairs the roads and
starts composting. He
wants the public to be
aware that there are no
additional jobs avail-
able right now. How-
ever, as soon as jobs
become available he
will announce it and ap-
plications will then be
accepted.
Mr. Baker explained
that his crews will be The Abaco farm
clearing the land over will be used on
the next weeks with a north of Treasur
Bush Hog and that they to work with loi
will be saving all the other equipment
materials for composting leased to many
while they begin condi- sistant Generall
tioning the soil. Etienne, Preside
In what Mr. Baker Society, and Pa.
called a "win - win sit- Abaco Farmers


nation," in the coming weeks he will also
be clearing the farm allotments provided
for North Abaco farmers so that they can
begin work preparing the soil and plant-
ing.
In his future plans Mr. Baker expects
to build processing plants and will look
at livestock and dairy farming. The kind
of processing plant he plans to build will
depend on the market and what is most
needed. He gave examples of process-
ing like driers for onions (to make them
last longer on the market) and machin-
ery to produce potato chips and French
fries from potatoes. Tomatoes that are not
Grade A, he said, can be canned or made
into ketchup.


lers were impressed with the equipment that
the Abaco Foods farm in Normans Castle
re Cay. Paul Baker of Abaco Foods is wanting
cal farmers and has brought in tractors and
Suitable for work on the farm plots ic,, rily
local people. 5/w , , are Arnold Dorsett, As-
Manager - Agriculture of BAIC, Pastor Lenny
ent of the South Abaco Farmers Cooperative
stor Stephen Knowles, President of the South
Association.


MINISTRY OF FINANCE


Business Licence Act 2010

The new Business Licence Act 2010 took effect on January 1,
2011. The Act requires that no person shall carry on a business
within The Bahamas without the grant of a licence issued in ac-
cordance with the requirements of this Act.

Before the expiry of the allowed period of 90 days or by
March 31st, 2011, all business owners must bring their business
into compliance with the requirements of this Act, submit an ap-
plication form and pay the taxes as prescribed for that business
licence for the current year.

A list of owners that are not compliant by March 31st, 2011,
will be published at the end of the 90-day period.

Any person carrying on a business, with fees outstanding,
at the time this Act comes into force may enter into a written
agreement to pay the outstanding fees, and thereby be entitled
to receive a Licence.

Where a business ceases to operate or is sold, the Business
Licence Division must be so advised by the submission of the
appropriate form giving the relevant details.

Forms are available online at: http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/
or at the Business Licence Office in Marsh Harbour as well as
the various Administrator's offices on Abaco.


MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY


PUBLIC NOTICE


VOTER REGISTRATION NOTICE

The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to remind the
general public that Voter Registration continues on a daily
basis in the Family Islands. Persons applying for registra-
tion must be BAHAMIAN CITIZENS, 18 years and older
and must have resided in a particular constituency for three
months or more.

In the Family Islands, registration takes place at the Ad-
ministrators' Offices in the various Family Islands between
the hours of 9:30am - 4:30pm.

The Parliamentary Commissioner also wishes to advise
that the Department has commenced its mobile services
with effect from 10th January 2011.

Businesses and organizations with at least twenty (20)
eligible employees or members may contact Tracey Sim-
mons, Revising Officer, at the Administrator's office in
Marsh Harbour at telephone numbers 367-3000 or 367-
2344 to schedule an appointment.

Errol W. Bethel
PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER


January 15, 2011







January 15, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 21


Farm products are for local consumption


"We're gonna be exporting some prod-
ucts, especially the top products, but we'd
really like to find out what the Bahami-
ans like to eat," he said. "Initially, we're
gonna go after the hot selling items, then
build in the other staples. After that we
will work on processing."
He will be bringing in scientists to assist
with how and what to plant in order for the
farm to achieve a high degree of success.
Mr. Baker said, "We're doing this mainly
for Bahamians."
Mr. Baker said that the Prime Minister
"absolutely understands the problems in


The Bahamas economically," adding that
Mr. Ingraham's administration moved ex-
peditiously to make this all happen.
Mr. Baker has been coming to Abaco
and The Bahamas for the past 30 years and
"loves the place."

The Organic Process
"Organic is an up and coming trend, and
we need to be trend setters," Mr. Baker
said as he expounded on the long-term ben-
efits of organically-grown foods. Organic
farming is basically farming without the
harsh chemicals and pesticides which, he


noted, are a major contributor to cancer
and diseases that affect people all around
the world. Mexico, a major supplier of
vegetables to The Bahamas, is known to
use harmful pesticides like DDT and "the
vegetables absorb the chemicals and pes-
ticides."
By going back to organic in growing
our foods, we can further help the country
by lowering the health care burden. While
organically grown foods tend to have a
higher cost than non-organic foods, when
you look at the bigger picture including
your health and the health of your family,
it is better for everyone.
Mr. Baker said, "I can't tell [Abaco
farmers] what to do," however, "it would
be much simpler if we could all do or-
ganic. In order to be organic certified, you
have to go through a process, and it's an
expensive process. I can't expect everyone
to get right onboard with that, but eventu-
ally I think it would behoove everyone to
go that direction."


Dr. Marikas Alvarez of the Inter-
American Institute for Cooperation on
Agriculture (IICA) was pleased to hear
about the organic farm, noting that it is
a growing trend globally. The IICA has
a "network of technical experts helping
member countries build the framework
for organic certification," and stated fur-
ther that the IICA is prepared to help The
Bahamas achieve this goal.
Lenny Etienne, President of South
Abaco Agricultural Society, was glad to
hear about Mr. Baker's operation and
said, "There are a lot of products we can
grow organically."
When it comes to accepting foods for
processing from non-organic farms, Mr.
Baker said he would have to have a sepa-
rate area for processing them due to the
strict guidelines they will have to follow
for organic certification. But it is some-
thing that he is willing to do because there
is a market for both organic and non-or-
ganic foods.


The leaders of the three farming organizations on Abaco were invited by Paul Baker to
meet him at the farm to see the equipment. Then they were treated to a lunch at the Spin-
naker Restaurant in Treasure Cay where several made short speeches. 51, /' is Pastor
Stafford Si iiriiur. President of the North Abaco Farmers Association, speaking. Others
in the picture are Ejnar Cornish, Director of BAIC on Abaco; Dr. Alverez with IICO,
and Judith Thompson, Assistant General Manager - Property Management Department
BAIC.


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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian


Club News


Rainbow Pilot Club
held Christmas party
By Samantha V. Evans
The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco held
its Christmas Extravaganza at the Angli-
can Parish Hall on December 11. President
Charlamae Fernander stated that this event
was held to promote friendship and to in-
vite those persons thinking about joining
to have fun with them. She is pleased that
more men are joining the Rainbow Pilot
Club and that the president elect is Paul
Pinder from Sandy Point. She added that
they remain committed to the youth move-
ment on the island and is pleasantly pleased
that the next youth president at St. Francis
de Sales will be a male as well.


Bahamas District Governor DaShann
Clare-Paul was present and mentioned that
she joined this organization because she
loved their focus which is to fight braine-
related diseases and illnesses. As gover-
nor she plans to help the clubs to expand
and encourage them to start more Anchor
Clubs on the island.
The Rainbow Pilot Club on Abaco is
unique as it is a diversified club in age,
gender, couple involvement and profes-
sionalism. She further plans to help the
clubs to become more integrated. This is
her plan for all Pilot and Anchor clubs un-
der her charge. She realizes that there is
still room for much growth as the Bahamas
has only been a district for six years. She
is very pleased by the passion and determi-


Members of the Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated the holiday together at a party
on December 11. Special guest for the event was DaShann Clare-Paul, Bahamas District
Governor, second from left, who spoke to the group. With her are Club members Paul
Pinder, Club President Charlamae Fernander, Claudia Pinder and Sindy Charles.






WANTED
ByThe Central Detective Unit, Abaco District
Royal Bahamas Police Force
For: Possession of Unlicensed Firearm, Ammunition,
Shopbreaking, Stealing, & Receiving




















Name of Suspect: BENSON CARD
DESCRIPTION:
Age: UNKNOWN Complexion: DARK BROWN
Nationality: BAHAMIAN Hair Length: SHORT
Place of Birth: UNKNOWN Colour of Eyes: BROWN
Build: SLIM Helg ht: UNKNOWN
Race: NEGRO Weight: UNKNOWN
INFORMATION:
This suspect is wanted by the Abaco District for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm,
Shopbreaking, Stealing & Receiving. He is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any
information on this suspect's whereabouts, please contact:: Police Emergency: 919/911,
Crime Sto papers: 328-477, Marsh Harbou r Police Station: 367-2560 or 367-3437, Police
Co bntrl ~Rom: 322-3333,or the nearest Police Station.


nation Ms. Fernander has for making her
club work.
Rotarians make several
plans for new year
By Canishka Alexander
At the commencement of their first
meeting for the New Year on January 4,
Rotarians made several announcements be-
ginning with the successes of the previous
year. Rev. Carey wrote that 150 parcels of
food items had been distributed over the
holidays, and he commented on the num-
ber of people who are in need on Abaco.
Jo-Ann Bradley, Director of Club Ad-
ministration, identified a widow in one
of the communities who had almost been
overlooked, but she and her husband en-
sured that the woman enjoyed a good
Christmas. It was this same woman who
wrote a glowing letter of gratitude to the
Rotarians for their generosity. Mrs. Brad-
ley mentioned the excitement over the
sleigh that was built by members of the Ro-
tary Club for the annual Christmas festival
in Marsh Harbour.
The members discussed projects that
could be adopted by the club in 2011.
When an idea was decided on, Ms. Bradley
was eager to write to secure a grant to fund
the project. Ideas ranged from activities for
the elderly to housing for foster children
and domestically-abused spouses, a park
for children, an upgrade of the community
library, the use of the blood mobile for a
blood drive, the establishment of Simmone
Bowe-Mullings' Project READ and the ed-
ucation and awareness of our community
on diseases that are prevalent in The Baha-
mas including HIV and AIDS.
As they continued with the meeting


Frederik Gottlieb, sergeant at arms, an-
nounced the upcoming golf tournament
and dinner. He was happy to see that
Bryan Thompson had returned and would
assist him with the organization of both
events.
Golf tournament and
dinner is planned
By Canishka Alexander
The Rotary Club of Abaco is preparing
for its 8th Annual Golf Tournament on
January 15 at Treasure Cay golf course.
This year's participants can look forward
to winning a slew of extraordinary prizes.
The $100 per person 4-man scramble in-
cludes breakfast and lunch. A hole-in-one
at the 8th hole will be rewarded with a
2011 Hyundai Tuscan SUV sponsored by
Insurance Management and Abaco Mo-
tor Mall; a hole-in-one at the 12th Hole
will treat the winner to a Yamaha Elec-
tric Golf Cart sponsored by Abaco Out-
board Engines Ltd.; and the prize for a
hole-in-one at the 16th hole is a Club Cart
Electric Golf Cart sponsored by Shirley
Enterprises Ltd.
The tournament will be followed by a
Silent Auction and Awards Dinner at the
Spinnaker Restaurant and tickets are $50.
Included in the silent auction items are
a weekend stay at Hope Town Harbour
Lodge, plane tickets and jewelry.
Tournament participants can expect
discounts on rooms at the hotel. Ground
transportation can be arranged for those
traveling from Nassau. Persons are also
welcome to contact Ronnie Bootle at the
Treasure Cay Golf Club.


WANTED
ByThe Central Detective Unit, Abaco District
Royal Bahamas Police Force
For: Possession of Unlicensed Firearm, Ammunltlon,
Shopbreaking, Stealing, & Receiving




















Name of Suspect: JOEL SAINT DUC
DESCRIPTION:
Age: 19 Complexion: DARK BROWN
Natlonallty: BAHAMIAN Ha r Length: SHORT
Place of Birth: UNKNOWN Colour of Eyes: BROWN
Build: SLIM Helg ht: UNKNOWN
Race: NEGRO Weight: UNKNOWN
INFORMATION:
This suspect is wanted by the Abaco District for Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm,
Shopbreaking, Stealing & Receiving. He is considered armed and dangerous. Ifyou have any
information on this suspect's whereabouts, please contact:: Police Emeigency: 919/911,
Crime Stoppers: 3284477, Marsh Harbour Police Station: 367-2560 or 367-3437, Police
Co otiol Room: 322-3333,or the nearest Police Station.


January 15, 2011






January 15, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 23


Uinwpoiw5 000


Foreign accents can


make learning difficult


By Samantha V. Evans
Education is one of those fields that
many students opt not to pursue anymore
due to low pay and the many social ills
that the schools are now plagued with. To
this end, the Ministry of Education de-
cided to hire more foreign teachers some
of whom do not speak very clear English.
Even though this may be a new decision
for Ministry officials, private schools have
utilized the skills of foreign teachers for
many years.
It appears that many students are com-
plaining about missed opportunities to
make good grades due to their not under-
standing the accents of foreign teachers.
Apparently the private schools are more
selective in the foreign teachers they hire.


Hints for Helping

Our Environment

* Plant a tree.

* Clean a beach.

* Pick up litter

when you see it.

* Recycle


This writer has had the opportunity to
speak with several parents locally who
are very concerned that the severity of the
accents of some of these new teachers is
resulting in poor student performance. In
fact, one parent moved her daughter from
a government school to a private school
which was a huge financial strain. How-
ever, she could not allow the accent of a
teacher to result in her daughter failing.
What is even more disturbing is that she
stated that when she spoke to the teacher
about it, nothing was done. To add, the
grading scale used by some of these teach-
ers is harsh and not what the students are
used to. Even though she moved her child,
she stated that the other students in schools
like this one will not get a fair chance to


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excel in a class where the teacher does not
speak clear English.
This prompted this writer to further
investigate the claim and found out that
at other schools locally and in Nassau
students are complaining about the same
thing. It is so bad that one local Parent
Teacher Association plans to address it as
a part of its annual agenda.
Abaco is a unique island as there is al-
ready a language barrier preventing many
students from comprehending the English
curriculum. Adding a foreign teacher with
a strong accent or whose native tongue is
not English to the mix further compounds
the problem.
So then, what needs to be done? This


is a matter parents are seeking to address
now as they are not prepared to allow these
factors to result in their children failing,
especially since foreign teachers seem to
teach mainly math and sciences which are
difficult subjects within themselves. The
best solution is for more Bahamians to re-
consider their careers and look at pursuing
teaching as their career of choice. It may
not be a cushy office job that may provide
lush benefits and annual bonuses, but they
have the opportunity to shape the lives of
the future men and women of The Baha-
mas. Hopefully, this will be enough of
a fulfillment for some persons to change
their minds and pursue teaching as a ca-
reer.


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TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. lot located near the stunning beach, golf course, marina and
restaurants. Starting at $79,000. Ref. AS11385 orAS11387 or AS11257
DORROS COVE: This half acre lot is one of the few properties available in this coveted private
residential area on Elbow Cay. Great elevations and nextto Tahiti Beach. $364,000. Ref. PS10577
GUMELEMI RIDGE: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot in Elbow Cay. $120,000. Ref. PS10603
GUANA CAY: Half acre building site with views, underground utilities and lots of palm trees. Lo-
cated on the peaceful Southern tip. $175,000. Ref. PS10624
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660 sq. ft. beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical land-
scapingand private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref.AS11475
BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acresjust 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour. Unrestricted zoning.
$149,000. Ref. AS11488
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private 1+ acre waterfront lot on a peninsula. 160 ft. on theater, ideal for
a dock. $199,000. Ref. AS11389
TREASURE CAY* In a gated community and walking distancefrom one of the world's most beau-
tiful beaches. Purchase I lot, or 3 lots combined tototal 33,900sq. ft. $50,000for 1 or$120,000
for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 orAS11401 or AS11402
MARNIES LANDING: Half acre near Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay. Dockslip included for boats up
to 30 ft. Beach path access and great ocean views. $475,000. Ref. PS10659
DUNDASTOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot for residential orcommercial building. $35,000. Ref. AS11371
BASIN HARBOUR CAY: 8 acres of paradise and seclusion $194,500. Ref. AS10897
PRICED TO SELLI JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbourand Treasure
Cay. $54,990. Ref. AS11455
SERENITY POINT: 0.5+ acre hilltop lot in new gated community. $750,000. Ref. AS11384
LITTLE POINT: 8,709 sq. ft. ocean view lot next to Turtle Hill Beach. $115,000. Ref. PS10614
TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. inner lot, near beach with all utilities. $106,920. Ref. AS11551
BAKER'S CREEK: 13,500 sq. ft. ocean view lot in a new development. $79,500. Ref. AS11368
REDUCEDI LITTLE HARBOUR: 2.3 acres waterfront property has 40ft. elevations, sandy beach
cove and small cottage. $495,000. Ref. AS11548
HOPE TOWN: 2,280 sq. ft. beach lot nearthe harbour with views of the lighthouse and within
walking distance to beach. $229,000. Ref. AS11433
NEW LSTINGI LUBBERS QUARTERS: 19,338 sq. ft. lot with dock slip at Seaview Subdivision.
$125,000. Ref. AS11569
SANDY POINT: 16,200sq. ft. beach lot has beach and water views, all utilities, as well as Dis-
ney's Castaway Cay just 5 miles away. $130,000. Ref. AS11559


LUBBERS QUARTERS
Lovely 2 storey, 1 bedroom cottage
in Abaco Ocean Club. Near beach
with a private dock slip.
$250,000. Ref. AS11474


URTLE CAY
3 bedroom, 3 bath open plan
move-in ready and has cen-
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$561,500. Ref. A511477


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waterfront home. 2 bedrooms, 2
baths and a private dock slip.
$880,000. Ref. AS11450

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On 1.6 acres this private home has 1
bedroom, 1 bath, great views, and a
deep water private dock.
$599,000. Ref. AS11473


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Newly constructed 4 bedroom, 3.5
bath furnished home enjoys wrap
around porches and sea views.
$643,500. Ref. AS11511


GREEN TURTLE CAY
Newly built Victorian style home with
2 storeys, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths
in coveted Leeward Yacht Club.
$1,495,500. Ref. AS11409

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$1,250,000. Ref. AS11552


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land with 100 ft. on the northern
beach in Baker's Bay.
$4,250,000. Ref. AS11503


TREASURE CAY
15 acres of elevated land with 630 ft.
of water frontage ideal for a club, re-
sort, development or private estate.
$1,295,000. Ref. AS11554


MARSH HARBOUR GUANA CAY
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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2011 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 Telemedicine will improve health on AbacoHealth care workers will have access to specialists in NassauThe Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health, second from left, held a meeting at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town to ex plain the expanded program his Ministry is developing to give better health care to Family Island patients through telemedicine. The government clinic in Marsh Harbour will be able to consult with specialists via two-way high-resolution video cameras and medical instruments that will give local medical staff the ability to care for patients the same as if they were in Nassau. Connected to the sys tem will be a digital stethoscope, electrocardiogram, instruments for eye and ear exams and the ability to transmit x-rays. Seated with Dr. Minnis are Dr. Herbert Orlander, consultant dermatologist; Dr. Colin Bullard, Emergency Medicine Specialist and Coordinator for the telemedicine program; and Montino Roberts, Information Technology consultant. Standing is Administrator Cephas Cooper. By Canishka Alexander The Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, announced increased services that government will offer to patients by medical staff on Abaco through tele medicine. The meeting was held on Janu ary 10 at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. At present the government clinic in Marsh Harbour is equipped so the staff there can communicate by two-way tele vision cameras directly with specialists in Nassau for specific advice. These services will be expanded for individual consulta tions and also for educational seminars on specific topics that staff can benefit from. The system is interactive so it resem bles a live consultation. Dr. Minnis said that this expanded telemedicine initiative is being introduced first to Abaco because it had the greatest demand for air ambulance services. Among other things the goal is to reduce the air ambulance costs and treat patients locally. According to Dr. Colin Bullard, Emergency Medicine Specialist and Coordinator for the telemedicine program, 30-40 medi cal staff are included in the Telemedicine Pilot Programme, which was first launched at the Princess Margaret Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department. The Please see Telemedicine Page 5 Shark protection is promoted by Cousteau’s son A world-wide effort is being undertaken by conservation groups to protect sharks. One prominent group that is promoting this project is the Cousteau Society that was begun by Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the man who explored seas around the world, filming them and promoting their beauty and need for protection. His son Pierre-Yves Cousteau, shown here, was in The Bahamas with the Bahamas National Trust. The Bahamas has about 70 varieties of sharks and the Trust wants legislation protecting them from commercial fishing. With Mr. Cousteau are Shelly Cant, Education Officer with the Trust, Elizabeth Karan with Pew Environment Group and Tamica Rahming, Director of Parks and Science with the Trust. Ten men are beginning training with Civil Aviation to be firemen on the fire trucks at the Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay airports. Marsh Harbour has recently been sent a second truck. When the new terminal is built, a building on the other side of the runway will house the control tower and fire trucks. Shown is Capt. Patrick Rolle, Director of Civil Aviation, outlining the five-week course of study. Also standing is Bobby Jones, Manager of both international airports on Abaco. See story on page 11. By Canishka Alexander With the introduction of the Bahamas National Trust’s shark campaign, the Abaco community first learned about the campaign last month during the 7th Annual Christmas Festival. Now with the support of the Pew Environment Group and Pierre-Yves Cousteau, son of the Please see Sharks Page 6

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2011 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.comBy Canishka Alexander Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, was accompanied by a contingent of Bahamian physicians, associates and nurses on January 10 as he visited Auskell Medical Clinic in Marsh Harbour and the government clinics located in Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Man-O-War Cay. Dr. Minnis visited the proposed site of the government’s mini hospital in Dundas Town. Although no specific date was men tioned as to when construction will begin on the S.C. Bootle Highway, he and a member of his team would only say that Abaconians could expect to see some ac tivity very soon. In the meantime, they an nounced that renovations will begin on the Marsh Harbour Government Clinic later this month. Cooper’s Town Government Clinic will also be given a much needed facelift. Another announcement that he made was that Marsh Harbour will be sent a third doctor to meet the demand at the clinic. During their visit to the Marsh Harbour government facility, a demonstration of telemedicine’s effectiveness was observed by some of the medical staff there. Their next stop was to Hope Town where the minister and his delegation were greeted by students from the Hope Town School who sang a popular Bahamian folk song and made sev eral presentations. Among the students making presentations to the minister was Anna Albury, a blind student who is the school’s head girl this year. Dr. Minnis met with Nurse Peggy Sands, who manages the clinic in Hope Town. Currently, the clinic’s interior is being completely renovated. In the meantime a temporary clinic has been set up in a house close by. Unlike Hope Town, the resi dents of Man-O-War Cay have a community clinic building but no nurse stationed there. How ever, Dr. Minnis assured Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting and Councillor Walter Sweeting that their situation would soon change. In fact, he said that in six weeks’ time they would find a nurse and that ManO-War would have a nurse assigned to the cay before the month of June. Both Council lors were elated to hear the good news, and Jeremy Sweeting promised to assist in find ing suitable accommodations for the nurse. Dr. Minnis, Dr. Herbert Orlander, con sultant dermatologist, and Dr. Colin Bul lard, Emergency Medicine Specialist and Coordinator for the telemedicine program, discussed the benefits of telemedicine on both cays. Dr. Bullard explained that through the use of video conferencing, the nurse will be able to consult with a physi cian in Nassau about their patient’s condi tion. “It’s a technology where you are here, and he’ll examine you from Nassau as if he’s here,” Dr. Minnis elaborated. It is now used extensively in Canada. On their way back to the ferry, the group toured the boat-building facility of the legendary Albury Brothers boats and made a brief stop at Joe’s Studio where Joe Albury gave Dr. Minnis and Administrator Cephas Cooper personalized maps framed in driftwood.Minister of Health visits clinics in three towns Dr. Hubert Minnis and his group went to the tempo rary government clinic in Hope Town, a house con verted for use while the clinic building is being reno vated. Shown is the Minister with Nurse Peggy Sands. Construction at the clinic will hopefully be completed in a couple of months. Some of the students of Hope Town Primary School were on the dock to greet Dr. Minnis. They sang for him and presented him with a gift. The girl on the left is Anna Albury, a blind student who is Head Girl. Support the Cancer Society Donate Used Items to Be Sold in

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 programme is designed to have patients with similar problems, dermatology for instance, be available at a specific session for individual consultation with a special ist. Other specialized medical needs might include pediatrics and cardiology. The pro gram is being expanded to include islands as far away as Inagua to demonstrate the scope of how far-reaching and beneficial the technology is. Several benefits of the telemedicine technology are that patients will receive the same type of treatment and follow-up care that would be given if they were in Nassau, their travel expenses would be reduced considerably and their medications could also be prescribed using the technology. Dr. Bullard pointed to Charles Bartlett, Telemedicine From Page 1 The clinic on Man-O-War is a beautifully constructed and maintained building but has never had a nurse. During Dr. Hubert Minnis’ recent trip to Abaco he met with the two Councillors from Man-O-War and assured them that government was going to find a nurse for the community. The Councillors will assist in finding a place for her to live. Shown are Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting, Councillor Walter Sweeting, Administrator Cephas Cooper and Dr. Minnis. who was seated in the audience. Mr. Bartlett was one of Abaco’s patients to be treated using the initial telemedicine connection, and he later gave a testament to how well the technology worked in restor ing his health. Dr. Bullard further stated that the technology would provide continued medical education for the medical staff on Abaco. Dr. Herbert Orlander, consultant dermatologist, talked about tele-dermatology using high resolution cameras. Cameras here and in Nassau allow patients and the doctors to communicate on a personal lev el. His major focus was on ringworm on children’s scalps and on the conditions of severe dandruff, acne and psoriasis experienced by adults. For his “fairer skinned patients” on the cays, he was interested in treating skin lesions, moles and cancers Minister of Health, Dr. Minnis, and his group looked at the proposed site of a mini hospital to be built in Dundas Town near the new administration building. Here Marsh Harbour Town Committee Chairman Roscoe Thompson III is showing the site to Dr. Min nis and Administrator Cooper. Telemedicine will improve health care on Abacothat come about as a result of their com plexions and sun exposure. Montino Roberts, Information Tech nology consultant at the Public Hospitals Authority, gave a breakdown of how tele medicine works through the use of the in tranet, which he described as a more se cure connection than the internet. Cephas Cooper invited members of the audience to ask the panel of physicians and consultants questions or to state their concerns. One concern was on the completion of the Hope Town Clinic which Dr. Min nis said will be finished in the next two months. Maxine Duncombe, Administra tor for Green Turtle Cay with responsibil ity for Guana Cay, asked about what will be done for Guana Cay with regard to a medical facility. Dr. Minnis said that the cay would be ideal for setting up the tele medicine technology. Another avenue, he added, would be through the hotels or re sorts that request that type of facility. Sandy Point residents were ecstatic to find out that they will be receiving a doctor for South Abaco.Never let the opinions of others change the way you feel about yourself.

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White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Showing football games on Sundays 1-6 Free appetizerslegendary oceanic explorer, Jacques Cousteau, more people are becoming aware of the challenges faced by other countries to protect their declining shark populations and are discovering what The Bahamas is doing to ensure that our shark population continues to thrive. On January 7 a small gathering of peo ple attended the Trust’s Mix and Mingle at Mangoes Restaurant. The group was treat ed to a series of short films which included the work of Jacques Cousteau in The Bahamas during the 1970s, and a DVD on sharks. According to Tamica Rahming, the Trust’s director of parks and science, The Bahamas’ waters are teaming with more than 30 species of sharks. Further, shark tourism alone brings an estimated $78 Sharks From Page 1 Sharks are essential predators in healthy oceans million to The Bahamas every year. She pointed out that, unfortunately, in many countries approximately 73 million sharks are killed every year for their fins. To add to that, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature has esti mated that about “30 percent of shark and ray species are threatened with, or near, extinction.” Together, the Pew Environ ment Group, the Trust and other nonprofit organizations have called on the govern ment to assist them by prohibiting the commercial fishing of sharks along with the import, export and sale of shark prod ucts while still allowing the recreational catch and release of sharks by Bahamians. They are hopeful that the government will adopt this proactive approach to protect ing the sharks and thus maintain the di verse, healthy population of sharks in our waters. As noted by Eric Carey, the Trust’s ex ecutive director, the government is show ing positive signs of leaning toward the prohibition of the commercial fishing of sharks, and Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, is aware of the campaign’s developments. In the meantime, Pierre fully supports the protection of sharks in The Bahamas in his role as president of the Cousteau Div ers, Cousteau Society’s dive association, and as an advocate for the global shark protection campaign operated by the Pew Environment Group. He was delighted to see the interest that Bahamians have in protecting sharks. Al though he agreed that there should be some degree of fear for sharks because they are predatory, he views them as “large and gracious animals” that maintain the balance and health of the marine environment as apex predators and as an important part of tourism for The Bahamas. During his visit to The Bahamas, Pierre visited Nassau, Eleuthera, Andros, Abaco and Grand Bahama. He expressed disap pointment in being unable to film his un derwater explorations like his father had because of his short stay, but he kept reliv ing the memory of his recent dive at Stu art’s Cove in Nassau. “It was amazing! It was great! Beauti ful animals, so gracious,” he raved about the diving experience. “[My father used to say] our survival depends on the sur vival of a healthy environment. I think the work that’s being done here by the Pew Environment Group and the Baha mas National Trust is great for the ma rine environment of The Bahamas. I will come back to dive with the Bahamian sharks because I love them, and I love The Bahamas.” At the end of the evening’s discussions, guests dispersed to sample the arrangement of seafood and appetizers that await ed them. However, they were reminded to sign a petition form banning the com mercial fishing of sharks and therefore join thousands of persons who wholeheartedly support the protection of sharks in The Ba hamas.

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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 . . . Abaco’s farming potential Letters to the EditorDear Editor, I am a resident of Sandy Point, Abaco, and lived here all of my life. Sandy Point is known as a small fishing village which is the main income for most residents. Additional to fishing, the other source of income is employment at Castaway Cay which is owned and operated by Disney Cruise Line. For the past years residents of Sandy Point apply to Castaway Cay for employ ment and ever since have been refused. It was brought to the attention of the residents of Sandy Point that the managers refuse to hire the people of Sandy Point and automatically discard all applications coming from there. It is sad to see that Disney Cruise Line is biased to its residents which supported them from day one. I feel that Disney Cruise Line should stop this mess and give the residents of Sandy Point a chance to work and support their family. But instead they continue to employ persons from oth er islands and countries. So GUNTHER, stop this foolishness.... þ Fed up Re sident Leaders of our three local farming asso ciations were given a preview of the equip ment now here for the new Abaco Foods farm operation located in the Norman Castle area. Of special interest to these local farm ers were several small farm tractors and harrows for small scale farm preparation. These small tractors will remain under the control of the new farm operation but will be made available to our small scale farmers working their five and ten acre farm allotments. Access to appropriate farm machinery has been a consistent hur dle for our small farmers. Small Bahamian farms has traditionally been worked with hand implements, picks, hoes, rakes and other hand tools. The old traditional method was pot-hole farming where crops were grown in natu ral pockets of soil. This worked for feeding a family or perhaps to supply a local grocery store with random produce. Graduating to farm plots of several acres or more requires mechanical help. Agricul tural cooperatives are formed to buy a trac tor or other implements and share the cost and use between many farmers in the coop erative. This system works well if there is dedicated management of the equipment by the cooperative. Routine maintenance must be performed and associated costs must be accounted for. Equipment used randomly by farmers interested in only their acreage will eventu ally fail for lack of maintenance. Someone within the cooperative must be in charge and see that maintenance is performed and repairs are made. An hourly charge is usu ally assessed for use of the machinery to pay for fuel, an operator and accumulate funds for repairs. Eyebrows were raised when the farm as sociation leaders looked at the new tractors and heard they were intended for small farm use. However, details have yet to be worked out for such expenses as fuel and perhaps an operator. It was said that the tractors would be returned to the main compound nightly for servicing and security. Obviously, farmers in the immediate Norman’s Castle area stand to benefit from this program. It was said that some provi sion will be made for similar use on farm plots south of Marsh Harbour. An interesting element of this new farm operation is Paul Baker’s intention of bringing agriculture staff from the Texas A & M University and Florida Atlantic University to give advice, not only for his operation but to hold workshops for local farmers to advise on a multitude of agricul tural issues. These are not intended to be exclusive sessions with information going only in one direction. These university consultants expect to learn from local farmers about issues pecu liar to successful farming under our island conditions. Soils can be altered and ma nipulated to give different results, a variety of methods are available to deal with pests and cross-breeding may give crops better able to cope with our hot summers. We and they have a lot to discuss and learn. Education might include production and marketing strategies. It may be that small farmers can focus on crops with a short shelf life, salad greens for example, but these may bring a premium in the market. A large operation might dwell on staple crops that can be processed and stored for later sale. Potatoes, for example, can be sliced, frozen and stored for later sale as raw French fries. Between these two examples are vegetables and fruit from the mundane to the exotic that we now import for domestic consumption. Whether large or small in scope, agri culture has a bright future on Abaco. The Owens-Illinois sugar operation left 20,000 acres of cleared farmland south of Spring City. Many five and 10 acre plots are now leased to local farmers. Something over 3,000 acres were in the citrus groves leased to the Bahama Star farm operation in the Norman’s Castle area to the north. Acreage here has also been subdivided into five and 10 acre plots for farmers in the north. Government’s desire is to reduce the re liance on imported food and the $500,000 million in foreign exchange required to buy this food. Dedicated farmers on small plots should make a comfortable living. However, we do not believe that they will contribute significantly in reducing the country’s reliance on imported food. That job will fall to those few persons or companies with the finances and man agement capabilities for operating a large agricultural business. That means accoun tants, mechanics, service personnel, equip ment operators, persons with agricultural expertise looking at pests, soil conditions, nutrients and moisture levels. Crop har vesting must be done with a view to market demand as well as processing, canning and freezing capabilities. A major farming challenge is managing the fluctuating labour requirements. Land preparation, planting and cultivating uses machines with few operators. As crops ma ture and approach harvest, the labour de mands increase exponentially. A few crops lend themselves to mechanical harvesting but the majority require hand labour. Mi grant labour has traditionally filled this role here and in other developed countries. However, using seasonal migrant labour does not sit well with governments. How our emerging large farms approach this is sue with government remains to be seen. The potential for providing the fruit and vegetables that Abaco’s 16,000 people con sume is food for thought. But the quantity is actually quite small when compared to the amount required to feed The Bahamas 350,000 residents plus the visitors in hotels and resorts. Added to this produce demand is the potential for beef, port and other meats. Now add some dairy products to get an interesting production and management challenge on a large scale. Managing the growing, harvesting and marketing of huge varieties and quantities of farm produce will require managerial expertise not presently here. It is apparent that our new Abaco Foods operation is as sembling the equipment and management resources for an extensive agricultural operation. Large scale farming can be profitable as witnessed by some of Abaco’s recent farms with extensive acreage. 1950s Crockett’s farm and exported plane loads of tomatoes hourly to Florida by air at its peak other citrus acreage to the north, later acquired by Key and Sawyer and subsequently by Bahama Star that exported grapefruit primarily. Our agricultural potential is great if managed properly. Successful farmers do not require hundreds of acres but a farmer must be determined, resourceful and goaloriented. Planting a crop and expecting the elements to allow a bountiful harvest in three or four months is not realistic. Farm ing is hard work but it can be profitable. These tomatoes grown on the S and M Farm south of Marsh Harbour in the early 1960s are in the sunshine to fully ripen preparatory to being processed into tomato sauce and tomato paste, the best tasting tomato products ever. This is a shipment of grapefruit grown on the Bahama Star Farm north of Treasure Cay. Much of the fruit from that farm was headed for the European market.

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January 15, 2011 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 Three are sworn in as Justices of the Peace By Canishka AlexanderPastor Silbert MillsDecember was a rewarding month for Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills. Following the dedication of Friendship Tabernacle’s Worship Center in Dundas Town on December 4, where he serves as pas tor, he went on to become a Justice of the Peace on December17. During the swearing-in ceremony held at the Administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour, Pastor Mills recited the oath of allegiance and signed all necessary documents. Administrator Cephas Cooper congratulated him and said, “This is really a joy and an hon our and a wonderful privilege. You have provided this community of Abaco and, indeed, The Bahamas with so many im portant services. Today we are witness ing your being affirmed as a Justice of the Peace, and this is just another avenue in which you can provide a wonderful and essential service to the people of Abaco,” Cooper said. “You are now being sworn as a Justice of the Peace for life.” Mr. Cooper gave him a copy of Chapter 54 of the Magistrate’s Act, which will be put to use from time to time because he is required to fulfill certain duties within the Magistrate’s Court when called upon. Mr. Mills was honoured by this latest achievement. He has come to realize that once God has something in store for you, no one can prevent it from happening if you keep focused and trust in the Lord. “I’m very honoured, and I thank God for the opportunity to serve,” he proclaimed.Pastor Clayton McIntoshBy Canishka Alexander Rev. Clayton McIntosh of Faith Walk Church of God in Cooper’s Town was ap proved as a Justice of the Peace on Decem ber 20. He was required to recite the oath of allegiance and sign all of the relevant documents as part of the affirmation and swearing in ceremony’s protocol. Administrator Cephas Cooper congratulated Rev. McIntosh. Glancing at the signed document, Mr. Cooper began his remarks. “This is his instrument signed by the Governor General of the Common wealth of The Bahamas, and he has just taken the oath of allegiance and the oath of office, and so he’s now duly commis sioned to serve as a Justice of the Peace in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,” he said. “I’ve known Rev. McIntosh all my life and he’s been a man of honour, a man of integrity. I’m sure that he’s going to do well in serving the people of this island in this capacity.” Rev. McIntosh was grateful by what he had accomplished. “I am of the firm belief that God has placed all of us in this world for a special purpose, and I believe that God has placed each one of us here with a special agenda. I pray that as I serve in this office as Justice of the Peace, I will do well.” “We are swearing in three JP’s, and all of them are men. I’m hoping that during the next affirmation and swearing-in ceremony, which is not too long from now – maybe we’ll see some women,” Mr. Cooper said.Pastor Samuel Cornish All three men sworn in as Justices of the Peace in the last month happened to be ministers of the gospel. Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills’ swearing in and affirmation ceremo ny was the first, followed by the appoint ment of Rev. Clayton McIntosh as a Justice of the Peace. The final affirmation came on January 6 when Pastor Samuel Cornish of Change Ministries International of Murphy Town took the oath of allegiance at his swearing-in ceremony at Administrator Cephas Cooper’s office. Cooper was the first to congratulate Pastor Cornish after he had signed all the documents. He told him that has already provided Abaco with so many services, but his approval as Justice of the Peace is an additional area that he can serve the com munity. Mr. Cooper explained that Pastor Cornish would have to do some reading and undergo training to fulfill some of the du ties he would be called upon to carry out as a JP. He said that workshops would be held for the newly appointed JPs to assist them along the way. Pastor Samuel thanked Mr. Cooper, his wife Carmen, The Bahamas government and his church members for their ongoing support and for believing in him to carry out this responsibility.Nancy Albury earns dis tance learning Master’sBy Timothy Roberts With a passion for hunting for histori cal artifacts and a desire to better serve in her position as director of the Antiquities Monuments and Museums Corporation on Abaco, Nancy Albury of Man-O-War decided it was time to go back to school to earn her Master’s degree. After encouragement from a friend, John Melroy, who was a professor at Mis sissippi State University, Mrs. Albury embarked on a degree in paleontology, not by returning to the classroom but through an online degree program with the university. In getting the degree in paleontology, she had two routes she could have chosen, bi ology or geology. She went the geological route. She also decided to take the extra time and do a Master’s with a thesis and is the first to complete such a degree via distance People in the News Pastor Silbert Mills Pastor Clayton McIntosh Pastor Samuel Cornish Nancy Albury Please see People Page 10

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2011 More People in the News learning. This step added about one extra year to her studies. The thesis she wrote was on the finds discovered in the blue holes on Abaco and other Family Islands which have become recognized in recent years as containing much historically and geologically signifi cant artifacts and information. She said the 100-plus page book she wrote was a new thing for her, having never written a major paper before. When taking an online course, she said, “They send DVD’s for you to watch and books with the course material. You par ticipate in online discussions with other students. You do projects as groups; you do projects on your own; and all this in formation is sent electronically.” The ad vantage of distance learning is that it is flexible. “The great benefit for me doing it this way is that I am an extreme morning person. By 7 a.m. I’m ready to take my exam which is done online.” Distance learning is another avenue for many people on Abaco and The Bahamas to pursue a degree. It can work for people who have children or who are working, or any number of situations. Students do not have to leave home to get a college degree. However, “you have to have passion and focus,” she said. In the spring of 2010 Mrs. Albury completed her work and received her degree in Geosciences and Paleontology. She plans to take more classes in the future, building on her knowledge and education. Having the degree gives her the ability to be an established curator and to publish official People From Page 9 documents that will be respected in the sci entific community. Mrs. Albury, who finished her under graduate degree 30 years ago in 1977, re called being inspired by a 92-year-old man who graduated with her that year with his 10th bachelor’s degree. There is no shame at any age to want to further your education or even take your education in a different di rection. “A degree is a lifetime accomplish ment; it will never leave you,” she said.Damianos recognizes top agentsTop Producer 2010Kerry Sullivan is recognized as the Out Island specialist for Hope Town and Elbow Cay on Abaco. Kerry joined Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in 2002 and has consis tently held her position as a top pro ducer. 2010 proved to be a chal lenging year for real estate sales as property values decreased overall. Time, creativity and ingenuity were needed more than ever to bring deals to a close. Armed with experience and be ing educated in real estate laws and practic es, Kerry was able to exceed targets with a higher volume of sales, thus achieving the Top Producer status for 2010 among the company’s nine agents on Abaco.Top Listing Agent 2010Stan Sawyer has watched the growth of Abaco for almost a half a century. He spent his early years growing up in Green Turtle Cay and has been able to spend a lifetime ex ploring the length and breadth of Abaco. He has exten sive knowl edge of Abaco’s real estate market. Stan is an achiever – he is continually updat ing and educating himself. He has earned numerous certificates since graduating from college in 1980. Residing in Treasure Cay for more than 20 years, Stan’s clients appreciate his loyalty, integrity and professionalism. They place their trust and confidence in Stan’s ability to deliver on service. He works tirelessly until he suc ceeds in delivering complete satisfaction.Book Review He Who Laughs, Lasts By Jennifer Hudson I have just finished reading the book He Who Laughs, Lasts by Vincent M. Higgs. It does not take long to read as it is short and, as indicated by its title, is light reading and very enjoyable. It is a good little book to pick up whenever you have a few spare minutes to relax. Mr. Higg’s goal in writ ing the book was to provide a few laughs as he has long subscribed to the view that the person who laughs lasts longer than the one who does not. In the book he relates some of his own funny experiences as well as some he has been told by others and some which have been handed down from one genera tion to another. This book can be enjoyed by anyone who loves old stories of Bahamian life. It will be of special interest to “Nas sau driftwood” since they will probably recognize many of the locations and peo ple which the author describes. Though now an Abaco resident, Mr. Higgs grew up in Nassau in Sears Addition which was known as Abaco Village due to the large number of “Conian” transplants living there seeking work during the Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. The book is not only a collection of anecdotes designed to provide enjoyment and laughter but also contains some valu able snippets of the history of those years. I found it very interesting to learn about the early days of places that I came to know in the 60s, and I found that I knew some of the characters described and was amused to learn some interesting things about them. This book not only gives insights into Stan Sawyer Kerry Sullivan Vincent Higgs Please see People Page 11

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 growing up in Nassau but also contains sections on Abaco and Spanish Wells. There is something in it for everyone who loves life, and visitors to our land will find it very insightful as it paints a good picture of life in The Bahamas in the “good old days” when life was simpler, families were closer and people had more time to enjoy the simple things of life. The book can be purchased in Marsh Harbour at Bellevue, Abaco Treasures, Flowers Etc., and the Sand Dollar Shop. In Hope Town it is sold at Ebb Tide and on Green Turtle Cay at the Reef. It can be purchased in Nassau at Logos Bookstore.Chamon McIntosh begins internship at FriendsBy Timothy Roberts Having completed four months of col lege preparatory classes with the Island School in Cape Eleuthera, Chamon Mc Intosh is now entering into a four-month internship with the Friends of the Environ ment to complete the program he started after being awarded a Bahamas Environ mental Steward Scholarship. Chamon, a 17-year-old from Green Turtle Cay, took the opportunity to do this program so he could “get a better feel for real life before going to college.” The 2010 Forest Heights graduate intends to study to become a pharmacist beginning this fall at People From Page 10 More People in the News Wingate University in North Carolina. Starting in August of 2010 he spent four months at the Island School in a program that prepares students for college through a focused curriculum where students study environmental science, contribute to au thentic research and develop leadership and social skills in an international setting. Chamon said that of the 47 students at tending the Deep Creek Middle School located near the Island School, only four were Bahamian and two were from Aba co. They live, eat, study and explore on a campus that is located by the sea and that depends on solar and wind for power, rain collection for water and biodiesel for trans portation. He said there is a lot of physi cal activity mixed with lots of studying and time spent mentoring and assisting at the school. The scholarship program, which is facilitated by the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation and the Island School, is designed to foster leadership qualities while preparing students for col lege and teaching them about the Bahamian environment. During his internship at Friends Chamon intends to write a journal or blog to chron icle his experiences with the environmen tal group. Although he had not been there a week yet, he was already busy setting up a composting area behind the office. He is finding ways utilizing technology to cut down on the amount of paper used by the office. By Canishka Alexander Ten men were recently hired by the De partment of Civil Aviation to work at the Marsh Harbour International Airport and Treasure Cay International Airport. On January 10 they participated in the Airport Authority’s Firefighters’ basic training course meeting at the District Council of fice in Marsh Harbour. During the opening ceremony, Bobby Jones, Manager of both international air ports, introduced Capt. Patrick Rolle, Director of Civil Aviation. He explained that with The Bahamas’ aviation sector reform and with Abaco being assigned a newly purchased fire engine, the new employees would embark upon a two-month training course. The training will be conducted by the Airport Authority. Ironically, he said all of the men hired were residents of Abaco. “We just want to express to them that we appreciate their coming into the sys tem and look forward to their success for the next two months,” Capt. Rolle said. “All of the training will be done here in Marsh Harbour. We recently had some one here from Oshkosh [corporation], the designer of the fire engines, and they ran some familiarization courses with them. Now they are doing the theory and actual practical applications.” The training will prepare them to assist in the community by helping the volunteer fire department when they are called to emergencies because as Capt. Rolle stated their chief role is safety and to mitigate risks or disasters. A preview of the course was given by Jerome Deleveaux, director of the course, who will be assisted by Basil Carter, chief Airport Authority offers training The ten trainees preparing to become firemen in the Department of Civil Aviation are undergoing two months of training. Part of their training is marching drills. The pushups are the penalty for not complying with orders. Please see Firemen Page 21 Police reminder to motorists: Obey the speed limits. The life you save may be your own.

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Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel offers cantata By Jennifer Hudson The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel Choir presented its annual Christmas Cantata in the church sanctuary on December 11. The title of the cantata this year was The Star Still Shines and it veered some what from the more traditional Christmas musicals usually presented. This year’s had more of a gospel feel with some very upbeat rhythms which had my foot tapping from the start, but it still told the wonderful Christmas story of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. As always, choir director Kevin Saw yer had done an excellent job in training the choir which was very disciplined and produced beautiful harmonies. The choir looked to be a little larger in number and the 25 singers produced a very powerful sound. The choir songs were interspersed with readings read by various members of the choir and also an excellent line up of soloists which included Bryan Sunders, Ruth Albury, Ebony Albury, Kevin Saw yer, Rachel Johnson, Troy Albury and Christopher Sawyer. Ruth Albury’s solo featured two little girls, Raquel Albury and Mikayla Marshal, whose sweet voices blended well and were a lovely addition to the song. They were joined by a children’s chorus. It is always a delight to see young children performing; they did an excellent job. Myron Sawyer gracefully accompa nied one of the choir songs in sign lan guage as he proudly does each year. The Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel’s Cantata is always a wonderful way to ush er in the Christmas season. The audience was obviously very appreciative and had difficulty holding back their applause. Mr. Sawyer told the audience that he did not want them to think of the cantata as a per formance. “It is not just about the music; we want to lift God up. It is a night to proclaim who our Saviour is. Our world is getting darker but Jesus is the light of the world and He is the reason for the season.” The cantata was enjoyed so much by the audience that people begged for the choir to repeat it the next night, but Mr. Sawyer stated that the choir would be presenting their cantata on Guana Cay the following night. He did, however, give the audience a little added treat by having the choir sing a reprise of the moving song Jesus, the Light of the World which featured the beautiful and powerful voice of soloist Ra chel Johnson and made a poignant ending to a wonderful evening’s performance.Canta Noel ConcertBy Jennifer Hudson The Canta Noel Christmas Concert held on December 14 in the St. John the Baptist Anglican Church was greatly enjoyed by all who attended. The beautiful sanctuary made a lovely setting for this delightful Christmas programme. Following a welcome by Pastor Desmond Sturrup, organizer of the programme, The Noel Singers, a combined choir, got the evening off to a rousing start with the singing of A Joyful Alleluia. A slate of very talented vocal soloists, including Administrator Ce phas Cooper, sang some of the most loved Christmas songs. These were interspersed with piano and violin solos and a perfor mance by the Wesley College Band. Three of Pastor Sturrup’s piano students made their debut and received a certificate for their performances. Choirs from the Anglican Church, the Seventh Day Adven tist Church and the Presbyterian Church all made joyful contributions to the evening, and all of the performers were invited on stage for a finale in the singing of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. During the intermission the audience made their way over to the church hall where they enjoyed a variety of food. Music was provided by the New Entry Band while people enjoyed their goodies. Canta Noel is to become an annual Christmas tradition with the audience offer tory being donated each year to a different charity. This year marks its second year and the offering this year is for the Salem Sev enth Day Adventist Church building fund. The church, which is led by Pastor Des mond Sturrup, is located within the Haitian community and the building is presently suffering from severe deterioration. Church News The choir of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel presents a Christmas Cantata annually. The group had planned to present the Canata on Guana Cay, but bad weather forced them to cancel that performance. Please see Church Page 15

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 Anyone missing the concert missed a real treat and should aim not to miss it next year.St. Francis Church Hosts Blood Pressure Training By Samantha V. Evans Members of St Francis de Sales Catholic Church attended two night sessions of blood pressure training at the church on December 10 and 11. The hosts of the training were John Mazzeo and students from De Paul University in Chicago. Two of the students were graduate nursing ma jors and four of them were undergraduate anthropology majors. This training was part of an anthropology class that they were taking. The class tries to understand social issues in other communities. More Church News Church From Page 14 This was the second year that the Canta Noel performed. A night of Christmas music was offered by several choirs, soloists, bands and instumentalists. It was held in the Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour to an appreciative audience. Each year the money raised is donated to a worthy cause, this year being repairs to the Salem Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marsh Harbour. The purpose of the training was to pro vide basic public health information about high blood pressure and diabetes. They realize that both of these diseases greatly affect the public in The Bahamas so they wanted to assist with the education of the Abaco community via this program. The activity for this training came about as a result of a trip that Professor Mazzeo made to Abaco last year. While on island, he visited the communities of the Mud and Pigeon Peas and realized that high blood pressure was of concern for residents there. The 26 participants learned about high blood pressure in three areas: Knowledge where they learned the basics about the disease, symptoms and what happens if it is left untreated Skills use of the blood pressure ma chine, scales, how to identify high blood pressure based on the numbers Planning how to conduct their own workshop, how to be volunteers in their community They emphasize the importance of keep ing all information confidential. Through this training, the students hope that the attendees will change their lifestyle by eat ing right, exercising and getting adequate rest. It is all about raising awareness. On December 12 the participants took part in a practicum at the church to ensure that they know how to use the equipment provided by the university. This training is available to anyone from other churches or organizations as well. All participants will receive a certifi cate for participating.Friendship Tabernacle hosts Gospel concert By Samantha V. Evans Every year a group of Bahamian gospel artists travels to Abaco to have concerts at local churches. To start the year of right, Pastor Silbert Mills, DJ Counselor and Bro. Charles Fernander spearheaded a free gospel concert that took place on January 7th at the new Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Over 450 youth were in at tendance for this Jesus Party. Performing at this concert were DJ Counselor, Ricardo Clarke, Lyrics, Fire and Sherwin Gardiner from Trinidad. Earlier in the day DJ Coun selor and Ricardo Clarke visited several schools on Abaco to promote the concert. One of their stops was Central Abaco Pri mary School. DJ Counselor spoke to the 50 plus fifth and sixth graders first. He told them that in order for them to be viewed as role models, they have to first abide by the school’s rules. Ricardo Clarke spoke to them about not wasting time. He stated that they must use their time wisely as time wasted cannot be reclaimed. The group visits Abaco several times a year because they are happy with the great work the community is doing. Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Frederick’s Agency Ltd.Custom’s Brokers The funeral for Maggie Lowe, 56, of Cooper’s Town was held on January 1, 2011, at Revival Time Pentecostal Church in Cooper’s Town. Pastor Henry Wright officated, assisted by Pastor Archilus Coo per. Interment was in the Cooper’s Town Public Cem etery. She is survived by her daughters Tamara and Melissa Lowe; sons Gentry, Corey and Dakota Lowe and Perez Rodriquez; grandchildren Car dinal and Katisha McIntosh, Kissie Major and Makhiya Hardy; sisters Ettamae Albury and Theresa Murray; brothers Sam uel, Ortnell and Floyd Lowe; brothers-inlaw Glenroy Albury and Gordon Murray; sisters-in-law Shirley, Marilyn, and Mary Lowe; nieces Rosemary Edgecombe, Patrice Jones Petty, Coretta Leary, Pamela Cassadieu, Carmel Johnassaint, Mizpa and Azuba Lowe, Glenda Laroda, Rashida, Brittany and Ava Murray; nephews Elvis Wright, Mario, Matthew, Denzil, Dar ron, Zeth, Earl, Trevor, Quan, Gerard and Latario Lowe, Brad, Garth, Elroy, Gerard, Jerreth, and Nicolas Albury and Dario Murray; grandnieces and nephews Romando, Johnaleer and Johnesha Edge combe, Quaneka and Kalin Wright, Godydra Gardiner, Rashad Edgecombe, Ratan yon Leary, Tenario, Mario Jr., Sherese, Bianca, Devano, Dereka, Sacovan, Madesha, Koran, Terrio, Trashell, and Quandric Lowe, Talesha Rolle, Tonika, Shannon and Gabriella Laroda, Cameron, Precious, Alishanae, Montell, Garnell and Hylan Albury, Giano Murray and Precious Cassadieu; nieces-in-law Emily, Abbie, and Anedra Lowe; nephew-in-law Johnly Edgecombe, Rebourne Leary, Gibson Johnnassaint, Noel Cassadieu and Stephen Laroda; godchildren Pernell Hield, Cindy Huyler and Yontalia Sands and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Jennie JohnsonWilliams , 80, formerly of Crossing Rocks, was held on January 8, 2011 in Nassau. In terment was also in Nassau. She is survived by her hus band Israel Williams; daughters Claudia Johnson, Charlotte Newchurch and Gertrude and Naomi Johnson; sister Louise Saunders; aunt Mureal Russell; son-in-law Nathan Newchurch; stepdaughters Gloria Russell, Betty McKinney and Deaconess Carolyn Bain; step-sons Elder David Williams, Philip, Israel, Willard, Harry and Pastor James Williams; grandchildren Alicia Penn, Malisa Smith, Tameka, Shakera, Tasha, Stepahanie, Lisa, Desiree, Tan ikea, Lamond, Tomeko, Keith, Kevin, Keno, Ghrimi, Trevor, Vincent, Garvin, De’Angelo and Renaldo; grand-daughterin-law Sharona Johnson; great-grand children; step-grandchildren; step-greatgrandchildren; nieces Florence Ferguson, Sheila Grant, Glendina, Shirley and Janet Saunders and Niecy McKinney; nephews Nelson, Tyrone Saunders and Eric McKinney; step-daughters-in-law Deaconess Joyce Williams, Alice, Monica and Eula Williams; sister-in-law Ena Williams; step-sons-in-law Deacon Joseph Bain, Kenneth McKinney and Leo Russell; stepniece; step-nephews; cousins; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Sarah Louise Duncanson , 73, formerly of Abaco, was held in Nassau on January 8. Interment was also in Nassau. She is survived by her brother Emmanuel Johnson; children Eustace, Lewis, Daniel and Lemuel Duncanson, Ivy Sears, Carnila Edgecombe, Loma and Marjorie Duncan son, Josephine Pratt and Rochelle Wells; grandchildren Terez Duncanson-Diggs, Marcus Duncanson, Jamaal and Jayson Edgecombe, Brittany Sears, Anita Duncanson, Eustace Duncanson Jr., Monique and Zion Duncanson, Briquell Sears, Ja reed Edgecombe, Daniel Duncanson Jr., Nicholas Duncanson, Malik Thurston, Ashley Hanchell, James Pratt Jr., Maison Thurston, Justice Pratt, Daniella Duncan son, Asia Hanchell and Jazion Pratt; greatgrandsons Anthony Duncanson, Sylvester and Jeremiah Diggs and Marquest Edge combe; nieces Elizabeth Woodside, Patrice Edgecombe, Ceceila Brown; nephews Silvan Dieon and Edward Farquharson; grandnieces and nephews; brothers-in-law Calvin, Vincent, David, Othneil, George and James Duncanson; sister-in-law Marjorie Bastian; daughters-in-law Kim and Cynthia Duncanson; sons-in-law Alexan der Edgecombe and James Pratt Sr.; and many other relatives and friends. On May 13th, 1929, Lewis Edward Pinder, known as Papa Lou, was born to William and Henrietta Pinder. He was born and grew up in Cherokee Sound. At 17 he set sail on his first smack fishing trip, a career that he spent many years pursuing. Mr. Pinder married Paronell and together they had four children: Rudy, Buddy, Kan dy and Caroljean. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Septem ber, 2010. In 1958 Mr. Pinder moved his family to Marsh Harbour where he started a new life that included day fishing trips and odd jobs like carpentry, electri cal, plumbing, and painting. He was a boat captain for J.B. Crocket. In 1964 he start ed driving taxi where he became known as “Papa Lou.” Mr. Pinder and his two sons later made their living crawfishing industry and over the course of 24 years purchased and operated five fishing boats. His next business was opening the Abaco Big Bird Poultry Farm in 1995. In 2004 after a short Obituaries of Family and FriendsPlease see Obituaries Page 19 Maggie Lowe Jennie Williams Sarah Louise Duncanson Lewis Edward Pinder

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on Tuesdays .Lunch & Dinner DailyAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKESillness Papa Lou retired and spent his last years at home. He passed away on Decem ber 27, 2010, at the age of 81. His funeral was held at New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour on January 2, 2011. Pastors Robert Cornea, Ted Pearce and Dave Lowe officiated. He is survived by his wife Paronell; children Rudy, Buddy, Kandy and Caroljean; in-laws Alimith, Cindy and Mark; grandchildren Christopher, Vincent, Lance, Brock, Mitzi, Margo, Mark Jr. and Susett; grand in-laws Melodie, Celeste and Kyle, great-grandchildren Bailey, Mat thew, Jayden; nephews and nieces Chuck, Gary, David and Peggylynn, Floyd, Bobby, Earl, Sydney, Pratt, Joyce, Levaughn, Phyllis, Tommy, Chad, Mike, Debbie, Claude, Owen and Wayde, grandnephews and nieces Beth, Craig, Sandy, Charlie, Nadia, Nicholas, Andrew, Kai and Nina, great-grandnephews and nieces Jacob, Levi, Kale, Gabriella, Connor, Duncan and Jessica; and many other relatives and friends. Walter Curry was born on November 20, 1930, to Bernice and Irene Curry of Green Turtle Cay where he grew up. After finishing school, he went to sea with his brother, then moved to Nassau where he began his many years fo grocery store management. He fell in love with Zettie Roberts and their marriage was blessed with three children; Darlene, Lester and Scott (deceased). His em ployment with City Markets in Nassau brought him to Marsh Harbour working in that com pany’s store. In 1977 he began employment with Abaco Markets at its Treasure Cay Mini Market as manager. He worked there until his re tirement in 2002. Mr. Curry passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 2 after a very long illness. He is survived by his wife Zettie; daugh ter Darlene; son-in-law Elliot; son Lester; daughter-in-law Ona; brothers Travis and Bernard; brother-in-law Daniel Evans; sisters-in-law Jane, Peggy, Virginia and Shirley Roberts; nieces Hilda and family, Estella and family, Charlotte and family, Merlee and family, Debbie and family, Dorothea and family, Beth and family, Cheryl and family, Annabelle and fam ily, Elizabeth and family and Stephanie and family; nephews Allan and family, Wilber, Jr. and family, Bill, Walter and family, Randy and family, Keith and fam ily, Garry and family, Danny and family, Andrew and family, Craig, Lerman and family, Jimmy and family and Gavin and family; adopted children Elvis Burrows, Dwight Edgecombe and Linda Torrent; and many other relatives and friends. Obituaries From Page 18 Walter CurryMore Obituaries of Family and FriendsIf you are a sailor, fisherman, diver, cruiser or just like “tings” nautical, you won’t want to miss the inaugural Abaco Marine Flea Market at the Treasure Cay Primary School on March 26 and 27. For two days the school’s athletic field will be transformed into a huge nautical “swap shop” and a boating bargain-hunt er’s dream come true. Private individuals and marine-related businesses from throughout The Bahamas will be able to sell used marine equipment, coral encrusted antiques, sailing gear, used boats, fishing tackle, diving gear, marine artwork and other boating related items at unbelievably low prices. This will be a great way to clear out excess inventory or those nautical “treasures” that have accumulated in the garage over the years. The Abaco Marine Flea Market will benefit the Treasure Cay Community Library and is patterned after the world famous Dania Marine Flea Market. The organizer, Donnie Albury, has enrolled the help of Al Behrendt, the originator of the Dania Marine Flea Market for guid ance in making the two-day event benefi cial to vendors, visitors and the Treasure Cay Library. According to Mr. Albury, “We have had a great reception to the idea of the Marine Flea Market from marine busi nesses throughout Abaco as well as private individuals that have garages full of used fishing tackle or sailing gear that someone can use. Abaco Outboard, Abaco Suzuki and Marsh Harbour Boat Yards were among the first to sign up. We anticipate thousands of boating and fishing related items will be bought and sold through a system of ‘dickering and dealing’ at a fraction of their original value.” The event will offer an informal, al most party-like, atmosphere where shoppers can enjoy a wide variety of Bahamian food and drinks while they wander the in search of a wind scoop or spare pro peller. Knowing that many visiting the Flea Market will be cruising to the event, the Treasure Cay Marina will be offering special dockage rates for cruisers. Hours will be 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. on Sunday. Mr. Albury said, “As a ‘marine’ event, only items used for boating, sail ing, cruising, diving and fishing will be offered for sale. We will have a separate area for food and beverage vendors. So you can come, enjoy the bargains, the food and drink and make a day of it.” Preregistration for all vendors is required and organizers are currently registering vendors. Go to the Abaco Marine Flea Market website for more information: www.aba comarinefleamarket.com. For Vendor Space Request Form visit the website or contact Donnie Albury at 242-427-0412 or Al Behrendt at 242-375-8217.Marine Flea Market will come to Abaco

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Assault On December 29 a resident of Green Turtle Cay reported that a man he knew punched him about the body causing pain and annoyance.Disorderly Behavior, Unlawfully Carrying Arms On December 29 Police arrested a man from Green Turtle Cay for the above mentioned offences.Vagrancy On December 30 police arrested a resident of Spring City for Va grancy who was behind Dove Plaza after he was unable to give a satisfactory ac count for being there.Shop Breaking On December 30 the Customs office at the Treasure Cay airport was broken into through the office window and someone attempted to break into the safe. However, nothing appears to be missing.Stealing a Vessel On December 30 a resident of Treasure Cay reported that her 31-foot Pursuit with twin 250 HP Yamaha engines was stolen when it was moored at the Brigantine Bay Marina. The boat is valued at $150,000. Vessel Recovered On that same day the Pursuit was recovered on the shore in Murphy Town. However, both engines were missing. House breaking and Stealing On January 5 a resident of Dundas Town reported that someone broke a window at his residence and stole two watches from a bedroom dresser valued at $795.Causing Harm On January 7 a resident of Guana Cay reported that while he was at a friend’s residence a man he knew struck him in his head with a beer bottle and pushed his head against the wall causing pain and injury. He was treated for minor lacerations to the scalp at the government clinic.Shopbreaking On January 8 it was reported that the Cooper’s Town Primary School was broken into through a window. Nothing appear to have been stolen.Shopbreaking On January 8 it was reported that S.C. Bootle High School was broken into. Nothing appears to have been stolen.Causing Harm On January 7 a resident of Blackwood reported that she had an altercation with her brother while at her residence. As a result, he produced a knife and cut her on the right hand. She went to a clinic. The brother was arrested and charged. He was released on $500 bail.Disorderly Behaviour and Ob scene Language On January 7 a resi dent of Sandy Point was on Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour when an officer observed that he was acting in a disor derly manner and using obscene language. He continued his behavior so was arrested and charged. He was released on $1000 bail. House Fire On January 9 a house on Grand Cay caught fire. A police officer and other extinguished the flames. There was no injuries reported. However, the in terior of the building was damaged. Abaco communities are beautiful and tranquil communities where neighbors know one another and the atmosphere of family and old acquaintances sharing good times together. The Royal Bahamas Police Force Abaco District has sought ways to ensure that these communities remain un spoiled. In the latter part of 2010 and with the increase of armed robberies in the Central Bahamas, Det. Const. Datus Farrington was given the go ahead to visit stops, food stores and banks to advise members of the community on the topic Armed Robbery Prevention and Procedures . The lecture is titled Prevention is Better Than Cure. During 2010 Abaco has seen three armed robberies. This number may seem like a joke to those in the big city, but to a small town like Marsh Harbour, three armed robberies is too many. One such incident resulted in the death of a young father of three. In an effort to curtail such violent incidences, Detective Farrington thought that businesses and the wider com munity should make security training high priority. For the past several months D/C Far rington has been giving advice to the busi ness community on the subject Prevention Is Better Than Cure. According to D/C Farrington, “It all be gan with a visit to a local bank in Marsh Police Crime Report Armed robbery prevention and procedures are topics of lecturesPlease see Police Page 21 Det. Const. Datus Farrington has been very concerned about the armed robberies that are taking place on Abaco. As a result he has put together a program to educate the public on how to protect themselves and even more important how to prevent these crimes from occurring. He is willing to present the program to business, civic and church groups on request. Remember: Conservation begins with YOU

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 Harbour when a young manager raised concerns that the holidays were fast ap proaching. She asked me for some safety tips during the peek holiday shopping sea son.” Impressed with his helpful and pro fessional advice, the bank manager replied, “You should write a book or something. This is good stuff!” D/C Farrington took the advice seriously and produced what has been hailed by many as a very impressive presentation. Using PowerPoint technology, D/C Far rington has produced a colorful 19-page program of helpful advice and tips geared toward the business community. The pre sentation begins with an introduction of the subject of armed robbery, its defini tion, and the penalty according to Bahamas Law. The presentation answers the questions, “Why does robbery occur?” “How do I prevent robbery happening to me?” “What should I do to survive a robbery?” and “What do I do after a robbery has oc curred?” It also ventures deeper into how to identify a suspicious person, making bank deposits safely and what to do if you suspect you are being followed. D/C Farrington says, “Presenting the topic is like second nature.” Coupled with over 10 years of policing experience, he is able to share the advice with any who are interested. The seminar is another way the Police Department is serving the Abaco commu nity. According to Supt. Noel Curry, Abaco Chief of Police, his department is in the process of having a similar program done that will address the growing concerns of gang violence in the high schools. This and many more initiatives demonstrates Supt. Curry’s focus on crime prevention initia tives to make Abaco a safer place to live. The Armed Robbery Prevention and Procedures seminar is free and by invita tion only. Interested persons may visit the Abaco Police Community Page on Face Book or call 367-2560, 367-3437 or 3672594, or send email requests to abacochief@gmail.com for more information on this and upcoming presentations by the local police. By Dr. James D. Hull Marsh Harbour Medical Centre A couple of articles ago I talked about high blood pressure and heart disease. I want to explain how our bodies are hurt by high blood pressure. There are two main areas I want to look at in this article, the arteries and the heart. Your arteries are the vessels which carry blood away from the heart to the body and to the heart itself. These vessels carry ev erything the body needs to keep us alive. When you visualize these vessels, you must see them as being alive and not like a water line in your house. All living things can be damaged and that includes your arteries. One of the most important things you will find in arterial blood is oxygen. Oxygen is in the air we breathe, and it is needed by the body to create energy. This energy allows our muscles to work, our brain to think, our heart to pump and our kidneys to filter. I will not get into the exact way in which our bod ies use oxygen. You will all have to trust me when I say that without oxygen, we will die. High blood pressure slowly hurts the in side of your arteries. When that happens, they get smaller on the inside which makes it harder for them to carry blood. When the flow of blood is reduced, the amount of oxy gen your body gets is also reduced, and, as I said before, that is very bad. Whichever part of your body has reduced blood flow can be damaged or die from it. Now if the area affected is the heart, you will have a heart attack; if it is the brain, a stroke will occur. In the eyes you will have bleeding and blind ness, the kidney will fail and so on. All of these events will shorten your life and make what time you do have left very challenging. Now while all this damage to the vessels is taking place, the high blood pressure is making things hard for the heart. It has to work so much harder to push the blood around your body. This will make the heart grow in size and thickness just like the muscles of a body builder. This may sound good, the heart growing and getting stronger. Sadly to say, it only gets stronger for a while. Then it does not function as well and it will fail. As your arteries are being damaged and the heart is trying its best to work, you will not feel a thing. Many people will wake up one day, and that will be a bad day for them as it could be heart attack or a stroke. Now I hope that you can understand why we take blood pressure so seriously. We want to stop the damage to your arteries and heart. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, take it seriously. Take your medi cine and stop the damage from happening.Your Health The dangers of high blood pressureinstructor, whom he said will facilitate most of the training. Deleveaux said that they anticipate covering the operation of the T-1500 fire engine, and instead of fire suppression, they will make rescue a priority during the course. Theoretical training will take place at the District Council office while the practical aspect will be at the Marsh Harbour airport. In the fifth week of the course, the employees will do a liveburn exercise. Meanwhile, Capt. Rolle was hopeful that he would see the same number of those present taking part in the graduation cer emony at the end of their training course.Firemen From Page 11 Police From Page 20 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. 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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 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.com P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation ABACO 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 Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderCondolencesA well known local businessman, Wayne R. Lowe, passed away in Nassau after a long battle with colon cancer on December 24 with his family members at his bedside. Born November 7, 1928, he lived in Marsh Harbour for many years, but was a regular attendee at Epworth Cha pel in Cherokee Sound. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (nee Higgs), daughters Julie Cates and Linda Albury and son Richard (Rick), plus a host of other family members, business associ ates and friends. A Memorial Service was held in Chero kee on Monday the 3rd of January, 2011, with Rev. Marie Neilly, Hartis Pinder and Vernon Malone officiating with a church full of family and friends there to say their last “goodbye’s.” Obviously, a well-respected and admired individual, he will be missed and not soon forgotten. Our sincere condo lences to the family, may he rest in peace.Church NewsCherokee’s Epworth Chapel will host a Fellowship Meeting on February 13 that will include St. James from Hope Town and St. Andrew’s of Dundas Town. The three churches make up the Southern Region of The Bahamas Conferences of the Methodist Church in Abaco. After a brief recess over the holidays, Kid’s Kornor has resumed meeting on Tuesday afternoons in the church for a time of bible study, crafts and recreation. The Assemblies of God Women’s Group have made a New Year’s resolution to visit the infirm and shut-ins more and put together food boxes for the needy. They have adopted Colossians 3:12-13 as a guideline for 2011 and vow to be more compassionate and concentrate more on reaching out to others. CMI After-Shock Youth Group has been busy over the holidays and continues to keep the young people involved, also providing spiritual guidance as well as fun and interesting projects to keep them involved. SnowbirdsIt’s that time of year when the second homeowners, visiting boaters and snow bird escapees return to Abaco. It’s our warm sunshine, powder sand beaches, clear aqua waters and friendly smiling na tives that keep them coming back and we welcome them all, whether they are long time friends or first time arrivals. South Abaco News By Timothy Roberts A local conservation cause is receiving global recognition as Friends of the Environment’s Size Matters campaign can now be found on National Geographic’s Global Action Atlas on the world-wide-web. The website’s purpose is to spotlight hundreds of local, cause-related projects from around the world to a large audience of concerned citizens, giving individuals opportunities to take action by donating, volunteering, advocating and sharing information. Size Matters Campaign Manager, d’Shan Maycock, said that without any communication with Friends, National Geographic found her campaign among partner programs. “When they found out about the cam paign that we were doing with the support of RARE, they liked the idea of our campaign. Even though it was just local to our community, it has a global impact in terms of helping to protect fisheries resources,” she said. She said that they liked the fact that it had strong community involvement “which led them to include us on their website as an example of what can be done in a small community that can effect a global change.” Mrs. Maycock said they were “very excited and very honored that National Geo graphic decided to place our campaign on their site. It shows that what we are doing has an effect beyond our community.” Mrs. Maycock feels that it speaks volumes of what we are able to do on the ground with the help of the community. The Size Matters campaign focuses on building community support to reduce threats to crawfish which are threatened by being caught out of season, undersized and protected crawfish being harvested, illegal fishing techniques and fishing in protected areas. The Size Matters campaign can be found on National Geographic’s website by visiting www.actionatlas.org and doing a search for “Abaco.”Abaco conservation gets global recognition room descent light bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs with a low-flow version Conservation Tips

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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 Rentals * Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Guana Cay þ. þ. þ. Man-O-War þ. þ. þ. þ þ. Hope Town þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Treasure Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Sandy Point þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Man-O-War þ. Crossing Rocks þ. Cherokee þ. þ. þ. þ. Casaurina Point þ. Hope Town þ. North Abaco þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. Visitors’ Guide Restaurant Guide + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Hope Town þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Little Harbour þ. Lubber’s Quarter Man-O-War þ. ................................. þ. þ. Guana Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Treasure Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Sandy Point þ. þ. þ. þ. Everyone reads The 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 Medical Services þ. þ þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Abaco Marinas Green Turtle Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Treasure Cay þ. þ. þ. Man-O-War þ. þ. Marsh Harbour þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Hope Town þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Spanish Cay þ. þ. Guana Cay þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Tours & Excursions Airlines Serving Abaco þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida þ. þ. Taxi Cab Fares (effective Dec 08) þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 085 þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. þ. 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 Compliments of The Abaconianwww.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 (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (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 þ

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2011 By Timothy Roberts Hundreds of people lined the streets of Green Turtle Cay in anticipation of the annual New Year’s Day festival and Junkanoo rush. The Gully Roosters, a local band, performed for the delighted crowd while the Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slammers Junkanoo group prepared for their performance. Just after 2 p.m. the sounds of Junkanoo came alive and the crowd of Bahamians and visitors were treated to a wonderful display of colorful costumes and rhythmic music. A float on wheels led the way dis playing the theme of this year’s costumes Amerindians . This was followed by a few large, costumes that towered above those around, displaying exotic colors with an abundant flair of feathers following the In dian theme. There were a good many wearing elab orate headdresses, carrying spears and shields as well as an impressively deco rated canoe with totem poles on either side of it which sat upon the shoulders of one of the rushers. The rushers them selves ranged from young boys and girls to older men and women who appeared very enthusiastic and pleased to be rush -Green Turtle begins new year with JunkanooFollowing a long tradition, Junkanoo rushed on January 1The narrow streets of Green Turtle Cay were packed with spectators, residents along with hundreds of other Bahamians and visitors waiting for the Junkanoo rush. The festive atmosphere of the costumed dancers making their way through town was enhanced by the Gully Roosters band and many sidewalk vendors offering a variety of foods. Ferries ran continually transporting the crowds to and from the cay carrying the merrymakers. Please see Junkanoo Page 2 Abaco Foods Ltd. brings in fourth load of farm equipmentPaul Baker, left, is beginning the development of a 1200-acre farm in North Abaco on the site of the Key and Sawyer farm that was later sold to Bahama Star Farm. It is in the Norman’s Castle area north of Treasure Cay. It will be an organic farm and Mr. Baker expects to go into processing foods such as French fries. The farm products will be for local consumption. With him are Edison Key, MP and Chairman of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, and Lenny Etienne, chairman of the South Abaco Farming Cooperative. Mr. Baker is encouraging cooperation between the vari ous groups of farmers. He expects to assist them with the use of equipment and with serminars and advice from experts that he will be bringing in to assist him. Shoppers could easily think they were in the States where supermarkets sometimes offer samples of new products. This was the scene in Maxwell’s Supermarket on January 8. Two Barbadians, with hair nets, of the Oriel company in Barbados were offering samples of a new line of products, all produced in Barbados. A variety of hot sauces, seasonings, jams and concentrated drinks are now available here. The shoppers sam pling the various items found them to be tasty. The products are imported into The Bahamas by Milo Butler & Sons Importers. New supplier offers samples By Timothy Roberts Since December 17th Spring City resi dents have enjoyed an increased availabil ity of potable water as Water and Sewerage Corporation completed the town’s connec tion to Central Abaco’s main water sup ply located at Marsh Harbour International Airport. Keith Thompson, Manager of Water and Sewerage for Abaco, said that with the addition of over 100 homes to the town, the previous water supply was insufficient for Spring City’s water demand. With this in mind the upgrade was carried out as over the past months Water and Sewerage dug ditches and laid a 10-inch water main from the Marsh Harbour pumping station Spring City gets new water supplyPlease see Spring City Page 17 By Timothy Roberts With an emphasis on cooperation and food security, the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) intro duced the heads of local farming asso ciations to Paul Baker, owner of Abaco Foods Limited, a new organic farm just getting started in North Abaco. During the meeting on January 7 Pas tor Stafford Symonette, President of North Abaco Farmers Association, said he is pleased with what he has seen so far and is looking forward to working together with Mr. Baker as they seek to move toward food security in The Bahamas. He noted that there are many with out jobs in the current economy and that Please see Farming Page 20

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 ing in the parade. As the group moved forward, the danc ers came into view, making their way down the streets as people joined in, danc ing to the pulsating sounds of the goat skin drums, cowbells, horns and whistles. The dancers were followed by the band of drummers, horn blowers and cow-bell shakers who kept a steady pace for the du ration of their long trek around the settle ment of New Plymouth. Those watching enjoyed the parade thor oughly it. Kate, visiting from Gloucester, Massachusetts, said the she and her family had been “planning this trip [to see Junkanoo in Green Turtle Cay] for a while,” Junkanoo From Page 1 and it was not disappointing. “We are glad we made the trip because the food is deli cious and it’s a beautiful day. Everyone’s had so much fun,” she said. Following the Junkanoo performance, the Gully Roosters revved up once again and filled the atmosphere with seasonal music as people continued to have a good time dancing, eating and drinking. The streets were full of activity as many people lined up to buy a variety of mouthwatering Bahamian food including guava duff, lobster salad, and coconut cakes and tarts. There was a variety of delicious choices, such as cracked conch, cracked lobster, conch salad, conch fritters, chick en, pork, and more available at many loca tions along the streets. The festival continued into the evening as people celebrated the beginning of a new year. The day was filled with fami lies, festivities, food and fun as many were delighted with the day’s celebration.Island roots will host wine tastingBy Annabelle Cross The Island Roots Heritage Festival’s 8th Annual Wine Tasting will be held at the Green Turtle Club on February 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This annual event began in 2004 as a fund raiser for the first Island Roots Heritage Festival as well as a welcome reception for friends from Key West, Florida. The success of the evening led the committee to make it an annual event and for the next two years Mr. and Mrs. Pat Green opened their home to host the event. The event continued to grow, and the committee knew that another venue would be needed to accommodate the fund raiser. The Green Turtle Club offered to host the event, and it has proven to be the perfect setting each year. Both Bristol Wines and Burns House have sponsored the event over the years and provided a fine selection of wines, champagne and sparkling ciders. The 2011 Wine Tasting will once again be held at the Green Turtle Club, spon sored this year by Bristol Wines and Spir its. Entertainment will be provided by Abaco’s New Entry Band and for the first time on Green Turtle Cay, Basil Smith. Mr. Smith is from Exuma and sings the popular Sailor Man Song. Members and friends of the Island Roots Heritage Festi val Committee will provide delicious hors Hundreds line the streets to enjoy JunkanooJunkanoo on New Year’s Day on Green Turtle Cay is anticipated by locals and visitors alike. The Junkanoo never disappoints as the costumes are elaborate and colorful. The rhythm keeps everyone moving as the parade makes its way through town. Please see Cays Page 4 The theme this year on Green Turtle, Amerindians, was carried out in all the costumes. The group consisted of many children dancing along with the adults.

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 d’oeuvres to complement the selection of wines. A selection of non-alcoholic ciders will be also be offered. Tickets are $40 and are available at the door or in advance from committee mem bers, Abaco Tourist Office in Marsh Har bour, Abaco Ceramics in Treasure Cay and Island Property Management on Green Turtle Cay. Ferry service from the Treasure Cay ferry dock directly to Green Turtle Club will be at 6:30 p.m. with returns at 9:30 and 10 p.m. or contact the Green Turtle Club for information on its Abaco Residents’ Weekend Package. Proceeds from the event will help fund the 8th Annual Is -Cays From Page 2 News of the Caysland Roots Heritage Festival to be held on May 6 to 8.Youth Junkanoo in Hope TownBy Candace Key Months of work went into preparing for the Youth Junkanoo in Hope Town. This is the second year for this new tradition and it only gets better. Thursday afternoons youth gathered at the Hope Town School after school to design, cut and paste. Chil dren from the ages of 3 and up excitedly participated with many parents and com munity members under the direction of teachers Justin and Amanda Higgs. Monise John taught the Junkanoo dance steps to the youth and led the dancers in the rush out. Drumming practice was held as well. If you were in Hope Town in the af ternoon of New Year’s Eve, you enjoyed a real Bahamian treat. Approximately 50 Hope Town youth, parents, residents and visitors rushed through the streets of the settlement to the heart-pounding sounds of cowbells, whistles and drums. Setting the beat was Vito Russell, a member of the Treasure Cay Explorers Junkanoo group who also helped the rushers last year. Vito was a huge hit as he led the revelers and brightly costumed children, some so young they “rushed” on their dad’s shoul ders, down through the streets packed with thrilled onlookers. One of the original planners of this event, Erica Russell, said that they are so fortunate to have Vito helping that, after discussions with him, there are plans in the making for summer workshops to be held. There is so much positive support for this aspiring group that they plan to add more musical instruments to the rush next year.Sea Spray brings in the New Year with JunkanooBy Timothy Roberts The crowd of people all around the bar and stage at Sea Spray Resort in White Sound, Elbow Cay, counted down the final seconds of the year 2010 and were reward ed with an exciting display of fireworks while the sound of cowbells and goatskin drums grew louder and louder. Sea Spray Resort, holding its annual New Year’s Eve event, started the night with the sounds of the New Entry Band, a local group, that played a variety of Bahamian, Caribbean and pop songs right up to the mid night countdown. The crowd, a mixture of Bahamians and visitors, shared drinks and chatted with friends while others enjoyed the music and danced the night away. Then, just after midnight, as the guests enjoyed the glasses of champagne that had been served by the resort and while the sound of the fireworks faded into the night, the sounds of Spring City Rockers Junk anoo group took over. The crowd moved away from the bar and stage, lining the road to see the colorfully flamboyant costumes and to feel the rhythm of the drums. One guest, Mike from Florida, said this was his first time experiencing Junkanoo. He called it a “real rush” and promised he would definitely be back for more.Young and old alike joined in the danc New Year’s Eve in Hope Town was a time of excitement as the school children rushed through town in costumes that they laboriously pasted. Please see Cays Page 15 The Spring City Rockers performed at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay on New Year’s Eve. The festive party included fireworks and the New Entry Band. Champagne flowed and the party-goers were thrilled.

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 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% 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 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 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 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 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES þ On-site pool and tennis, newly completed þ þ luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure þ þ Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 baths plus loft þ þ bedroom/ den þ Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with þ þ ocean front patio, First floor open concept þ þ living / dining/kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all ocean þ þ views with patio/ balcony þ Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view þ þ MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing 6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT þ “Palm Bay” Unit #3 Canal front Town House þ þ located on Anchorage Estate Canal. fully þ þ furnished with 4 bed/ 3 bath, attached þ þ garage, deep water boat slip, onsite pool, þ þ short walk to town centre and the world þ þ famous Treasure Cay Beach. þ $856,250 plus purchasers closing fees 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 $1,200,000 + 7.5% BEACH VILLA $648 2 bed/ 2 bath Garden Villa þ þ located in teh popular residential community þ þ of Beach Villa Subdivision, a short walk to the þ þ pool and the world famous Treasure Cay beach. þ þ $343,500 plus purchers closing fees. 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 $449,500 + 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. Bldg 4, þ þ ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate condi þ þ tion. 12’ wide boat slip. $449,184 + 8.5% þ þ closing costs 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% þ Conco #2118 Canal front condo located on the þ þ deep water canal of Brigantine Bay. 2 bed/ 2 þ þ bath, tastefully furnished. 12’ wide boat slip, þ þ onsite pool. þ $449,183 plus purchasers closing fees. 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 Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE þ Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach þ þ Beginning at $430,000 FGS þ þ þ þ water canal of Briganine Bay canal. 68 ft. dock þ þ with 14,000 lb lift with water and 200 amp elec þ þ trical service, 100 amp service at Tiki Hut on þ þ dock. $444,500 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 UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 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 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 Agape’s Junior Boys Basketball Teams ranks in top four By Canishka Alexander Agape Christian School’s junior boys basketball team competed in the Father Marcian Peters Invitational National Tournament in Nassau on December 1218 where they placed among the top four teams in the nation. Coach Wayde Adderley said that even more astounding is that there were 24 teams that competed at the tournament, so it is quite an accomplishment for the Agape team. They played a total of seven games with five losses and two wins. Although they made it to the final four and lost to the eventual champions, San Salvador, by a final score of 26 to 22, Coach Adderley was proud of their performance. “What I’m most proud of was that we were able to beat traditional powerhouses such as C.R. Walker, Queen’s College, and you know, all the stronger Nassau schools. After losing the first game, we had to fight through the losers’ bracket and play more games than the other teams had to play,” he explained. “I always tell the guys we don’t make excuses; we just come in and work hard.” Even more gratifying for Coach Adder ley was the story behind some of the play School News ers’ determination to win. In some cases, he said, it takes some of them an hour and a half to get to school like the players who live as far away as Wood Cay, and amaz ingly, they don’t miss any of their practices sessions throughout the week. He thanked Godfrey Rolle, assistant coach, for all of his help. “They work hard, and it showed when we stepped on the floor against the best tal ent in The Bahamas,” he said admirably. “For a small school such as this, a small Christian school, everybody was saying, ‘Who is Agape?’ Just through hard work, grit and determination from the guys, we actually won our first game against H.O. Nash, who is a traditional powerhouse in Nassau. They were the runner-ups from last year, and we beat them 52 to 2.” Special recognition was given to 14-year-old Dante Thompson and 13-yearold Oswald Parker. Coach Adderley said that Dante is being regarded as the best 14-year-old player in the country. He played tremendously for the team. Like wise, Oswald is being lauded as the best in his age range. For many of the players, it was their first time participating in such a presti gious event. However, Coach Adderley said they did a magnificent job overcoming the bright lights and crowded gym to be regarded as the second or third best junior team in the nation. The senior boys team was scheduled to play in the C.I. Gibson Tournament on De cember 27-30. Only five of the boys on the senior team can truly be considered senior boys because the other seven players are actually from the junior team. He identi fied C.I. Gibson as another powerhouse, but was pleased to say that during their Tip-Off Classic Tournament held in Octo ber at Agape’s Grace Gym, they beat them with a score of 72 to 40. Despite their numerous athletic accom plishments, Coach Adderley is even more satisfied that all of the team players have a 3.0 or above grade point average. “Not only are we playing basketball, but these guys are here getting their grades, working Please see School Page 7 FOR SALE BOAT RENTAL CO. BOAT STORAGE AND REPAIRS Contact: 367-2742, 367-3833, 577-6943 It Pays to Advertise The students of Agape Christian School collected food, clothing and toys for needy fami lies. They presented these gifts to Kimrice Miller of Social Services who will distribute them to appropriate families.

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 More School News School From Page 6 hard and trying to achieve things. I mean that’s what it’s all about trying to build character, and for the end result, getting all of these guys off to school to further their education through basketball.Agape donates to needy By Canishka Alexander Not only did the students of Agape Christian’s Primary School count their blessings over the holidays, but they passed those blessings on to the less for tunate in our community on December 14. Led by Farrah Cartwright, the pri mary students and staff met with Kimrice Miller, a welfare officer from Social Ser vices, to present a collection of bagged and boxed donations. Instead of taking part in their custom ary gift exchange, it was decided that the students would give to the Department of Social Services. With only a week and a half to gather their donations, the students brought a tremendous number of items to the presentation. According to Mrs. Cart wright, food, clothing and toys were collected with at least four of the church pews overflowing with the items. “I was completely overwhelmed yester day and your teachers as well,” she told the students as she glanced over at what they had brought. Ms. Miller graciously thanked the students for their generosity and thoughtful ness in giving to those in need. As the items were transferred to her vehicle to be taken to Social Services, she explained that they distribute the items to needy persons who have already been identified in the community. Another avenue the staff uses is to contact local churches to identify those who are in need.Agape’s senior boys do well in basketball Canishka Alexander Agape Christian School’s senior boys team participated in the C.I. Gibson Tournament in Nassau on December 27-30, 2010, and played a total of five games, according to Head Coach Wayde Adderley. At the tournament 14-year-old Dante Thompson and Basil Johnson-Ge renus were both named second team all tournament, while 13-year-old Oswald Parker attained the same title in the Fa ther Marcian Peters Invitational National Tournament the week before. Dante and Oswald both play on the junior and se nior teams. “To put that in perspective, there were a total of 24 teams with 10 players each, and out of that 240, two of our kids were in the top ten,” Coach Wayde explained. Although they lost their first game to C.C. Sweeting High School, last year’s runner up in the Hugh Campbell tourna ment, they bounced back in the second game against Doris Johnson School and went on to beat Galilee Academy. Perhaps, one of the team’s sweetest victories was against Jack Hayward High School, a traditional powerhouse in the country for the last 10 years, that they beat by nine or 10 points. They also won against Faith Temple Christian Academy. Coach Adderley credited their accom plishment with their having the two main ingredients of hard work and humility. He said that Agape takes a holistic approach as well, and so the boys are well balanced with their athletics and academics. They were joined by Shaquille McDon ald, team captain, and they all shared the same views that they had played well and had enjoyed the experience at the tournament. Coach Adderley said that Basil’s hard work has really begun to pay off because there are currently two schools looking to recruit him. Meanwhile, Basil appeared emotional over hearing the news that he is being so heavily sought after, but said that he is looking forward to going to college to further his education through basketball. Shaquille paused to thank Coach Wayde on behalf of his team members for his ongoing support of them.Angels Academy presents programmeBy Jennifer Hudson Christmas is a very special time for children and their excitement is infectious. That is why it is always such a joy to attend a children’s Christmas concert. The stu dents of Angel’s Academy presented their fifth Annual Christmas programme on December 9 under a festively decorated tent on the school grounds, and it was certainly greatly enjoyed by parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and friends. Kindergarteners can steal any show and this was no exception. The little ones performed some delightful songs but the “piece de resistance” was their rendition of All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth performed by three solo Please see School Page 8 Students of Angels Academy performed a Christmas program for family and friends. The finale of the event was the visit of Santa bringing gifts for all the students.

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 ists with adorable “gaps.” Maison Wong demonstrated his whistling skill by doing a fantastic job of whistling a whole verse through the gap in his front teeth. Grade one consists solely of three boys so this was a perfect grouping for the sing ing of We Three Kings which they performed admirably followed by two more songs. Their teacher must be congratulated for getting three boys to sing together so confidently in front of an audience. The always popular poem The Night Before Christmas was read chorally by the Grade 2 students in addition to two songs they sang with enthusiasm. The students of Grade 3 brought the true meaning of Christmas into the festivities. After singing Here Comes Santa Claus, one of the students asked, “But is this real ly Christmas?” The group then told a story of the true meaning of Christmas with the Christ Child at the centre. Grades 5 and 6 closed the programme with two more songs and a dramatized poem for which they had constructed masks to convey the characters. As a grand finale grades 3, 4 and 5 came together for the singing of a lively Christmas song in Spanish which was very well executed. Following the programme, Principal April Parotti thanked the students, teach -School From Page 7 More School News ers and parents for a job well done saying that watching the programme had been a lovely surprise for her since she never likes to watch the rehearsals. She closed by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year and then remembered that there was one more surprise. Down the steps came a very jolly Santa, who distributed bags of candy to every child in the school much to their joy and excitement. Central Abaco Primary School programmeBy Jennifer Hudson The students of Central Abaco Primary School presented a delightful Christmas programme for family and friends on December 9. It was a real pot pourri of items which made for a fun-filled evening. The programme began with a disciplined performance by the students of the newly formed Central Abaco Primary Dance Theatre. The group was formed only six weeks ago under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Pilon and what the students and Mrs. Pilon managed to produce in just six weeks was truly remarkable. The first item contained a Caribbean flavour as the girls moved to the beat of drumming by the boys. The performance then switched to scenes from the well loved traditional Christmas Nutcracker Ballet. The boys proudly marched as toy sol diers, brandishing their swords followed by an graceful dance scene by both boys and girls. The Dance Theatre performance concluded with the joyful Clown Dance. This is always a crowd pleaser and these little clowns in their brightly colored cos tumes and wigs brought much hilarity to the audience with their antics. Principal Ruthamae Rolle added her tal ents to the programme as did her daughter, Nevandria, who goes by the performance name of Lyrics and who is equally talent ed. Lyrics also came to the rescue later in the programme when the computer failed to cooperate and there was no music for a dance performance by two of the students. She stepped into the breach with a beauti ful rendition of O, Holy Night and Clanae Davis and Godley Jean Jacques were then able to present their charming interpretive dance of that Christmas song. Recitations were performed by brothers Justin and Joey Sands followed by a short fashion pa rade by five young ladies. Senior Master Leroy Thompson was a humorous Master of Ceremonies through out. After the young ladies had, as he put it, “strutted their stuff,” he declared that the men could not be outdone so he called Officer Dorsett to the stage where both po liceman and teacher gave the girls some hilarious competition. Central Abaco Primary staff Fellowships By Samantha V. Evans On December 17 the staff of Central Abaco Primary School gathered at Mangoes Restaurant to begin a fun-filled bonding experience. There were lots of games, fun treats, door prizes and surprises as the staff enjoyed themselves in celebra tion of the Christmas season and the close of school for the term. Teachers and staff took part in a Christmas song/rap compe tition which proved to be hilarious. 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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 More School News School From Page 8 Principal Ruthamae Rolle proved that she was a team player by rapping and taking part in the tough twister. Before beginning their Christmas break, Ms. Rolle commended the teachers for an excellent term as she has seen tremendous improvement in the grades of students. The support staff members were applauded for their hard work.Students begin community service By Samantha V. Evans Challenging Youth to Become Excep tional Role Models is the theme under which Cyber Learning Center is teaching their students to give back and to become more community-minded. This school year they exposed their students of grades six and twelve to community service. The grade six students will serve 15 off-cam pus hours and five hours on-campus while grade twelve students have to serve 30 offcampus hours and 10 on-campus hours. To date, the grade twelve students have started their hours. Raznae and Razheme McIntosh are volunteering at the Red Cross as this is one way they could fulfill their community service requirement and give back to the community where they live. They expected to learn more about preparing for disasters and responding to emergencies such as fires and floods, but they quickly realized that the Red Cross responds to societal needs on a daily basis for clothing, food, medical supplies, and household goods. They have seen that many people on the island are in need, and these needs are across nationality barriers. They were so impressed by the work of the Red Cross that they went into their own closets and packed up items of clothing which they have since donated to the Red Cross. Further, they have started a personal cam paign for food and clothing items encour aging family and friends to assist the Red Cross with their efforts which are many. What is encouraging to them is that as peo ple come in requesting items, others come in to donate clothing, toys and food. The main item of need during the past several months is children’s clothing. Raznae wants Abaco residents to real ize that they do not always need to have money to assist the Red Cross, but they can donate their time. These two young ladies are ready for college, and this experience will help them to become more responsible with what they have especially as they begin college in Sep tember 2011. Raznae plans to go New York or California to study Network Security and Information Technology while Razheme will attend college in Canada or New York to study Interior Design. These two students will continue to volunteer at the Red Cross until they graduate in June 2011. Cyber Learning donates to the Red Cross By Samantha V. Evans On December 8 two grade twelve students, Raznae and Razheme McIntosh, along with one of their teachers, Enzil Cooper, donated two large boxes of food and six bags of clothing to the Abaco Red Cross Society. The students stated that these items were collected as a result of their Thanksgiving initiative. Since the two students have been volunteering at the Red Cross office and have seen many people who came for food and clothing items, they asked the principal to donate the items to this organization. To give a little Christmas cheer along with the items, the students from the primary school made cards decorated in Christmas colors giving messages of peace and good will towards men. The cards will definitely put a smile on the faces of the recipients. The students stated that they wanted to ensure that the items went to those who most needed them and are pleased by the work the Red Cross is doing. Accepting the items on behalf of the Red Cross were Barbara Johnson and Christine Lightbourne. Please see School Page 10 Two students at Cyber Learning Center, Raznae and Razheme McIntosh, volunteered at the Red Cross office in Marsh Harbour this fall. As a result of their seeing a need for food and clothing, they and their classmates collected clothing, toys and food and presented all of it to the Red Corss. The Red Cross is appreciative of all donations.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Every Child Counts By Jennifer Hudson Eleven people received very nice early Christmas gifts on December 16 when the Every Child Counts School fund-raising raffle was drawn on the school grounds. Eleven students enjoyed pulling each of the winning tickets. These students were all members of the class that had done all of the artwork for the posters under the guidance of art teacher, Mary Gottlieb. The Every Child Counts School relies totally on donations and grants, and a School From Page 9 More School News group of teachers and volunteers comprised of Susan Harwood, Denise Todd, Wendie Bishop, Connie Caccamo and Mary Gottli eb organized this fund-raising event. They were very grateful to the eleven businesses which so willingly donated prizes which ranged from airline tickets to gift vouchers and also for the positive response from people throughout Abaco.Music Department performs concert By Samantha V. Evans Schools all across Abaco prepared pro grams to ring in the Christmas season. The students of Abaco Central High School Music Department put on a splendid performance for their parents and teachers under the theme Heaven and Earth Rejoice. Even though the weather did not allow them to have the outdoor event they intended, they still performed exceptionally well indoors. The program began with the school’s head girl who recalled the story of Jesus’ birth in that lonely manager more than 2000 years ago. She stated that the students worked hard and were determined to put on a stellar show in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The welcome was done by music teacher Jamal McIntosh who said that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year because of the greatest gift the earth has ever re ceived; the birth of Christ. The recorder group from grade seven played Away in a Manager followed by the performance of Silent Night by the school’s concert band. The grade nine students on chimes were next followed a poem by Candace Scott Deputy Head Girl. Before remarks were made, the band played Joy to the World which was flaw less. Principal Albert Jones stated that the students have shown that they are, indeed, capable of performing with excellence and this season of Christmas, they are doing their best to usher in Christmas time in style. Dr. Lenora Black stated that it is clear by the performance that the students worked hard. Three and a half years ago the school did not have a music department and band, but now they have both which are quite vi Eleven students of Every Child Counts School drew the winning tickets of a raffle the school held to raise money. Since the school relies entirely on donations and grants, it is a constant problem to raise enough money to maintain the school that now has 100 students. These are children who are not able to attend regular schools. The Music Department of Abaco Central High School put on a very enjoyable program, showing how much progress they have made in their music studies. The school now has a band and a recorder group as well as students doing well with chimes and guitars. The program closed with a Junkanoo rush out by the school’s Junkanoo group. Please see School Page 11

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!“Best Beach in the Caribbean”Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine brant. She was impressed by the growth of the music department. She encouraged the youth to get involved in music as well as other activities. She further encouraged everyone to give this Christmas and not expect to always get. The grade seven and eight students performed Do You Hear What I Hear along with Kelia McKinney of grade 11. The guitar ensemble was performed by a few high school males followed by the grade 10 chime group and the dance troop who performed. Mr. McIntosh named the top performers at each grade level and stated the areas they excelled in. The audience enjoyed the school’s rap stars who wrote and prepared music for their Christmas Rap that spoke of the birth of Jesus and the wonders of Christmas. They were followed by a performance by a vocal ensemble. The program ended with a light reception and a Junkanoo rush out by the school’s Junkanoo group. St. Francis de Sales School holds program By Canishka Alexander Just before the Christmas season St. Francis de Sales presented its Christmas Concert 2010 under the theme Now Behold the Lamb: A Christmas Cantata . More School News School From Page 10 Quitel Charlton and Antonia Nottage functioned as the emcees during the program and narrated the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus as students came forward with their individual performances. Charece Kemp led in the welcome address which she predicted would be entertaining and rewarding as they celebrated the real meaning of Christmas. Mikee Consulta and Abidemi Simon formed a Christmas vocal duet to sing Mary, Did You Know.” Students from Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1 took the crowd by storm with a lively Junkanoo rush out, and the Spanish Club Dancers performed in a vivacious Spanish dance. Several staff members entertained the audience with their musical interlude. The next set of performances were carried out by the students of Grade 2, and even more Christmas carols followed by Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The last per formance was given by the choir as they sang and pantomimed to Now, Behold the Lamb. The audience applauded Abidemi Simon and Vashon Robins, who sang the lead parts. As parents, students and teachers exited St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, they continued to sing songs from the program.Treasure Cay students are treated to a partyOn December 10th Treasure Cay second homeowners, under the leadership of Peggy Shelley, provided a Christmas Party for 170 students at the Treasure Cay Primary School. To the delight of all the students hot dogs were grilled, ice cream cones were scooped and Santa Claus ar rived with gifts for all the children. Ms. Shelley and her elves did a wonderful job of raising money and organizing this party. Many thanks to the businesses that donated food and money. Thank you to the second homeowners in Treasure Cay who donated money and time to make this event pos sible. The picture shows students singing carols before the party started. Please see School Page 14 The second homeowners of Treasure Cay held a party for the students of the Treasure Cay Primary School. To begin the party, the students sang for their hosts. The students enjoyed the all the delicious food. Santa made time to visit them, bringing them all gifts.

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Record number of S.C. Bootle students make honour roll By Canishka Alexander During the combined Thanksgiving and Special Awards ceremony back in No vember of 2010, many S.C. Bootle High School’s students were acknowledged and rewarded for their outstanding academic achievements. So it was no surprise that at the beginning of this year, Principal Huel Moss, Jr., was thrilled to announce that School From Page 11 48 scholarly students had made the honor roll for the Christmas Term 2010 an in crease he noted that is percent over the Christmas Term of 2009.” “This is the highest number in the last five years,” Moss beamed. “The adminis tration and staff are ecstatic with the results and the effort of the students are committed to future increases.” Despite the students’ overall improve ment, however, Mr. Moss said that they are concerned about a group of students who are still not obtaining a 1.00 grade point average. Optimistically, he said, “As part of their strategic plan, teachers will continue to work with students, parents and all stake holders in stressing the importance of ex cellence in education.” Based on that particular course of action, he is looking forward to better results when the students’ grades are reviewed again later this year.Online grade book system introduced to S.C. Bootle teachers By Canishka Alexander On January 7 Principal Huel Moss Jr. along with the administrators and teachers of S.C. Bootle High School met for their first staff meeting for the Easter term. Af ter discussing the performance of students during the Christmas term examination and with the goal of the Abaco district’s Education Department in mind, Mr. Moss thanked teachers for doing a good job and encouraged them to continue to strive for excellence for each child in each class room. Mr. Moss said that the teachers were anxious to learn new methods that would help in the delivery of excellence in educa tion. At the end of the meeting, Rudolph Kawalram, mathematics and science coordinator at S. C. Bootle, demonstrated how to keep the grade book on the computer. “He explained that with the use of some simple formulae, tallying term tests and final grades the end of the term would be made easy,” Mr. Moss recalled. “Teachers who have already practiced using this method shared their views of how accu rate and easier it was for them to prepare students’ term end report cards. Every teacher was encouraged to use this method this term.” Mr. Moss said that Mr. Kawalram also introduced the Engrade system online, a free online grade book for teachers that could be easily accessed by students and parents who wish to view their grades and homework online. Since he began using the system, he said that the responses from the parents and students have been encour aging.Spotlight Abaco Film Competition After careful review and deliberation, the winner of the Spotlight Abaco Environmental Film Competition has been an nounced. James Boyce, a ninth grade student of Forest Heights Academy, scored highest with his proposal on a film which will discuss the importance of sea turtles and investigate opinions on the turtle con servation debate. Film proposals were judged by an independent panel including film makers, journalists, conservationists and Abaco stakeholders. Coming in a close second was James Albury, who proposed a film about the preservation of the Hole in the Wall Light Station and awareness of the natural fea tures surrounding it. Third place in the competition goes to the Eco-Troopers team of Brian Higgs and Lyndeisha Curry, who wished to address the threat of excess nu trients and algae growth to coral reefs in Abaco. All of the students who submitted pro posals to the competition are to be com mended for their innovative ideas and for Forest Heights Academy volleyball teams did very wellFrom October to November the Forest Heights Academy volleyball girls’ and boys’ teams have been competing against six other schools throughout Abaco. During this time the teams played over 14 games. Despite their lack of experience, both groups made it to the Championships but were stopped there. Coach Oreste Patterson, physical education and geography teacher, led these fledglings through the intense games. When asked what they can do to win next year, Coach Patterson said, “These students have the skills to excel. All they need is to believe in themselves and have the desire to win.” News item provided by Grade Ten students. More School News Please see School Page 15

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 “Honesty and Quality You Can Count On”Brandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock 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 Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 J M J Electrical Contractors LIGHTING SHOWCASE & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tel: 367.5145 Fax: 367.5144US: 561.283.3744 Email: abacobill30@yahoo.com Don Mackay Blvd next to Wood You Furniture Cays From Page 4 taking the initiative to participate. Please try again next year! The prize for the competition is the op portunity to bring a film concept to life with the help of Loggerhead Productions of Hope Town. Over the next several months, James will join Loggerheads to learn the process of film-making and to film the nec essary components for his video. The fiveminute film is expected to be completed by early March and will premiere on www. conchsaladtv.com. The film will also be submitted to local and international film festivals, as well as used for educational purposes.Class President has great iIdeas for his school By Samantha V. Evans Ten-year-old Yocasta Woodside is a model student at Central Abaco Primary School. He is in grade six and was recently elected as class president. He explained that the idea for class president was born in his Social Studies class when they studied forming a government. He was in trigued by the possibili ty of making a difference and decided to run for class presi dent. As class president, Ms. Hield stated that he will be the class spokesperson on field trips and will assist in other leadership roles in the school. Yocasta WoodsideSchool From Page 14 ing, many getting pictures taken with the brightly colored costumes or shaking cow bells with the group. Everyone was clearly excited and thoroughly enjoyed the Junk anoo Rush that went on for nearly one hour.Sea Spray manager, Junior Mernard, who mingled with his guests throughout the evening, said that the crowd steadily grew as the night wore on and that he felt the night was a great success as everyone clearly “enjoyed themselves a lot.”As the sounds of Junkanoo dissipated, New Entry Band returned to the stage and closed out the night with a variety of music.Man-O-War lights its Christmas treeOn December 11th the District Council and the Sojer Day Committee teamed together to present the Second Annual Tree Lighting ceremony for Man-O-War Cay. On this calm night at the volleyball court, with over 200 people in attendance and Arthur Elden moderating, the ceremo ny got under way with singing from both the Small World Learning Center nursery school and selections from the Man-O-War Public School, followed by a scripture reading by Glenn Albury. Harcourt Thompson, lifelong resident and goodwill ambassador from Man-OWar Cay, was asked by the committee to officially light the tree. Prior to his remarks, Chief Council lor Jeremy Sweeting, hosted a game for all present, similar to Name That Tune. The object was to name the artist sing ing Christmas melodies. Mr. Sweeting thanked residents for their support over the years during his service in local government. He asked everyone to remember the families on the island who had lost loved ones over the year. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas on behalf of the Council. After the programme, he delivered hams to all the widows on Man-O-War. The congregation sang a number of car ols, and, as the programme drew to a close, they turned off the lights so that only the lights of the tree illuminated the area and sang Silent Night and O Holy Night. Refreshments were served and the event was enjoyed by all.Guana Cay holds tree lighting ceremonyOn December 16th many residents turned out on Great Guana Cay to witness the Second Annual Christmas Tree Light ing ceremony. The event was sponsored by the Town Council along with various businesses and numerous residents. On hand to bring remarks were Coun cillor Glenn Laing, Supt. Noel Curry, Lenora Black from Education, Chief Coun cillor Jeremy Sweeting, Administrator Cephas Cooper and Member of Parliament Edison Key. Despite a power outage during the mid dle of the programme, the residents pulled together and the programme continued with little incident. Administrator Cooper and his wife, in a surprise move, sang a duet to the delight of the gathering. The Guana Cay youth choir sang several se lections, along with the adult choir. After several carols sung by the audience, Pastor More News of the Cays Knowles offered a sermon. This was followed by the lighting of the tree, which was lit this year by Myrtle Bethel. Residents enjoyed refreshments and used the opportunity to socialize well into the evening.

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Dr. Keith LewisAt Auskell Medical Clinic January 17-22 Judo students award ed during ceremony By Canishka Alexander The awards ceremony held for the skill fully trained Judo students on December 11 had them grinning from ear to ear in heightened expectation of what they knew they would receive because of their hard work and determination. Albert Lill, head Judo coach, told them that Sensei D’Arcy Rahming made a trip specifically to give promotions to six judo practitioners referred to as judoka, who truly deserved them. “Everyone who is to receive a belt has truly earned it through technical skill, through competency, through fighting and through conduct in the class. Everyone who will receive a pro motion today is truly a judoka, and Sensei Rahming, Coach Parotti and I are proud to be a part of your progress,” Lill said, admirably. The first three received yellow belts: Colin Albury, Rebecca Strachan and Jonathan Strachan. According to Coach Lill, Jonathan won a gold medal at his first tournament in Nassau. The next two both received red belts. Levaughan Forbes, who is “one of the oldest judoka here on Abaco, who has fought at several tournaments and tried and tried, and finally broke through with a brilliant gold medal victory:” Coach Lill said. “The next belt goes to the young man who we affectionately refer to as the ‘monster of the mat’ – Ozeke Swain.” Finally, the last belt was given to Ash ton Forbes, the team captain, who was promoted to a blue belt. Sensei Rahming expressed pride in the judoka who stood before him. “I am very sure we have an Olympian in our midst, and that we’ll have somebody from Aba co go all the way to the Olympic Games. Keep training hard,” he admonished. Sensei Rahming added that this year they will have their first tournament and training camp on Abaco. The ceremony ended with a short demonstration of Judo techniques that the judoka have learned through their training.Tennis instructor holds Christmas tournament By Canishka Alexander Tennis coact Bobby Russell was busy again just before the holiday season with a Christmas tennis tournament for the 12 and 13-year-old players. He explained These Judo students called Judokas were promoted in a ceremony that gave them the next coloured belt. Judokas who were awarded during the ceremony were Levaughan Forbes, Ashton Forbes, Ozeke Swain, Rebecca Strachan, Jonathan Strachan, Colin Albury and Kayvon Major, who won a medal in Nassau. Sports News that the tournaments encourage friendly competition and help to better the players’ skills. Even as he spoke, he was noticeably impressed with the rallying taking place between the players on the court. One of his ultimate goals is to obtain scholarships for his star players. He was being assisted by one of his former students, Sherell Carey, and one player’s mother, Kathleen Garvey. Sherell recalled how Coach Russell had found her playing basketball one day and had asked if she wanted to play tennis. Al though she knew nothing of the sport, Carey decided to try it. “The thing that made me excited about it was he told me, ‘If you play tennis and you are disciplined, I can get you off to school.’ [I said to myself] Hey, that’s what I want to do,” she exclaimed. In hindsight, she understands he was only trying to bring out the best in her when he was being strict and tough on her during training. His promise to her became a reality when she obtained a full schol arship to Middle Georgia College. When the tennis program ended there, she went to Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Florida., then moved on to Tuske gee University in Alabama, where she has earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Next summer she will complete a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Standing alongside Sherell was Ms. Garvey, who explained how her son, Griffin Garvey, got started with his tennis les sons. She and Griffin are from Fairfield, Connecticut, and have been visiting Abaco for the past five years during Christmas, Please see Sports Page 17

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 Easter and summer breaks. “We started playing with Bobby the very first time we came here, and he’s the best tennis coach there is. As you can see, my son Griffin just loves it,” she said. “Bobby kind of gets him back in the groove with his strokes and his swing, and he’s com petitive to begin with, so Bobby loves that about him. He always gets some little ten nis tournaments like this going so that we can get involved. It’s fun to be with kids that are his age and that are local to the island. We enjoy it.”Soccer League Results December 2010By Mirella Santillo As the soccer league takes a recess for the Christmas holidays after the games of Sunday December 19th until January 9th, each of the eight teams will have played two games. The season which started on November 28th promised to be a successful one with eight men’s teams participating as well as two women’s teams. There was a friendly atmosphere, with each team saluting each other and praying before the start of each game. However, the untimely death on De-Sports From Page 16 cember 6th of the Stanley Steelers’ President, Stanley Saintil, threw a dark shadow upon the league’s members. A meeting was held that week after the incident to decide whether to resume playing immediately; it was agreed to continue the Sunday games without interruption. So, on December 12th the Beach Club Tigers lost to the Aus kell Medics 1-3 while Abacom United and the Marsh Harbour Showoffs tied 1-1 The players paid tribute to their dead comrade on December 19th, observing a minute of silence on the field before the start of the second game between the Treasure Cay Farm and the Stanley Steelers. So far, the Auskell Medics are in first place in the league with 6 points. Three teams are in second position with 4 points: the Treasure Cay Farm, Abacom United and the Hope Town Showstoppers. In fifth position with 3 points are the Marsh Harbour New Stars, followed in sixth place by the Marsh Harbour Showoffs with 1 point. Two teams which have not won a game yet are last: the Beach Club Tigers and the Stanley Steelers, each with 0 points. According to the Abaco Football As sociation Chairman, Malcom Spicer, the women have formed two teams, the Mud Girls and the Sand Bank Divas. They should play in the first game of January. to Spring City. Mr. Thompson said the residents are very happy now, adding that now the water will no longer go off when the electricity goes off, as was the case previously. Mr. Thompson, addressing the recent spate of water pressure dips and outages, said that the 550,000 gallon tank located at the Marsh Harbour Pumping Station de veloped a leak which became severe. By December 22 he decided to shut it down because it “was doing more damage than good” keeping it online. Shutting down this main tank has left Central Abaco with only one 200,000 gal -Spring City From Page 1 Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDS Open þ 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday þ 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday þ Tel: (242) 367-2979 lon tank. Mr. Thompson said the current average demand is 1.5 million gallons daily. Therefore, removing the larger tank from the system created water supply issues. Until repairs are complete, they have been shutting off water from midnight to 5 a.m. Mr. Thompson indicated that the mate rials to repair the leak have arrived as of January 3 and by January 13 a crew will be onsite to carry out repairs. He estimated that repairs will take up to two and a half weeks. Mr. Thompson said they will be upgrading the pumps at the Marsh Harbour Pumping Station. Residents of Central Abaco can look forward to increased water pressure in the near future. FOR RENT

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Man-O-War HardwareNon-Corrosive HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane Clips#1 LumberPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & MarinePLYWOOD For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Jennifer Hudson The topic uppermost in most people’s minds for 2010 has been the proposed new BEC power plant. The year began with a refusal by the Court of Appeals to grant an injunction to stop work at the construction site which had been requested by the newly formed environmental group Responsible Development for Abaco. Environment Minister, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, con firmed that the power plant will burn diesel rather than heavy fuel oil. On January 13 the Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Public Works and Transport, visited Abaco to sign a contract for the building of a new seawall at the freight dock at Sunshine Park in Hope Town. While there he reviewed the work done to restore the dune in White Sound. Also in January the newly appointed Minister of Education, the Hon. Desmond Bannister, attended an Abaco-wide student awards ceremony and visited several Abaco schools. The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hu bert Ingraham, was on Abaco on February 19 along with a number of government officials for the signing of a $19.6 million contract with Woslee Contractors Ltd., for the construction of a administration build ing in Dundas Town which will consoli date many of the government departments and agencies presently scattered throughout Marsh Harbour and Dundas Town. Four Chinese, hosted by Edison Key, M.P., and Chairman of the Bahamas Ag ricultural and Industrial Corporation, visited Abaco from March 2-6 to study the agricultural potential of Abaco’s farmland. They are considering investing several million dollars to develop agriculture and crops as well as livestock. They envisioned bringing in equipment, building a process ing plant, cannery and abattoir. The dedication of the Noel and Sylvia Lister Imaging Centre at Treasure Cay took place on February 26. Donations for the centre by Noel and Sylvia Lister were matched by the Treasure Cay community. This houses the only CAT scan machine in the country outside of Nassau and Free port. Attending the dedication were the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, and Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis. Nine-year-old Yelene Persaud, a 6th grade student of St. Francis de Sales School, won the 13th Annual Bahamas National Spelling Bee. Yelena became the nation’s youngest spelling bee champion, outdoing 19 other students from throughout The Bahamas. Coming in fourth place was Jasmine Taylor, an eighth grade student of S.C. Bootle High School. Another student of the S.C. Bootle High School won acco lades for her school. Felicia Romer placed second in the national competition to be named Junior Minister of Tourism. The first All Abaco Expo, held on April 16 and 17 at the BAIC Farmers’ Market place in Marsh Harbour, showcased local farm produce, locally produced processed foods and crafts. The two-day expo presented educational opportunities and many attractions such as displays, demonstra tions, farm animals and the Royal Baha mas Police Band. The expo was officially opened by the Prime Minister. Also on April 17 the Auskell Medical Centre’s new Surgical Centre was offi cially opened. Auskell medical staff, visit ing doctors, local government officials and well wishers were on hand to celebrate yet another milestone for the Auskell Medical Centre. The new centre which is housed in an adjacent building will accommodate patients for many surgeries and emergencies. Fifty-five students from seven schools throughout Abaco were inducted into the Ranger programme, the youth arm of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The cere mony was attended by the Commodore for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and the Defence Force Band. Pigeon Pea residents were given evic tion notices on the afternoon of May 17. Located immediately behind businesses on Don MacKay Boulevard, the area in ques tion houses hundreds of immigrants who have squatted there, some for more than 40 years. Ricky Albury initiated this ac tion subsequent to recently being granted a Deed of Possession by the Supreme Court. Abaco’s Special Olympics athletes won many medals during competitions held in Nassau during the latter part of May. The 29 students from the Every Child Counts School came back with 21 individual gold medals, plus medals in team events, 17 silver and 12 bronze medals, an outstanding achievement. Abaco sailors were very successful in the George Town National Family Island Regatta. The Lonesome Dove had two first place wins, a second and a third, making it the overall winner of the B Class. Contracts were signed on June 10 for the construction of an additional 35 houses in Spring City. The Ministry of Housing signed 14 contracts with local contractors in an effort by government to provide employ ment during the downturn of the economy. Abaco held its first Maritime Cadet graduation on June 12. The programme, which began last year with 15 students, now boasts 23. The entire class attended the graduation ceremony for the five stu dents who graduated. 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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Higher Insurable Wage Ceiling Contribution Rate Increase for Some Self-Employed Persons; Industrial Benet Coverage for All Sickness Benet Additional Benet for some Widow/Widowers More Stringent Contribution Conditions for Retirement Benet Contribution Regulations will impact you National Insurance Noticepreparing them for careers in shipping. The relative peace on Abaco was disturbed for a few days after a 19-year-old fugitive from the United States brought down a sto len Cessna 400 plane in the marls in a very inaccessible area a few miles north of Sandy Point. After landing, the Barefoot Bandit soon made his presence felt on Abaco by burglariz ing properties and stealing a boat before being picked up by police on Eleuthera. Protesters demonstrated their frustration with BEC by staging a demonstration outside the office of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation in Marsh Harbour. They were emphasizing their displeasure over the lack of service the island had been experiencing since mid-May. The Prime Minister arrived on Abaco on July 24 to tour both the old and new power plants. He was apologetic and assured resi dents that relief would be coming soon. Fresh water from the mainland began flowing to Green Turtle Cay in August. An underwater pipe was installed from the mainland to New Plymouth and then extended to the northern end of the cay. During a visit by Mr. Ingraham to view the ongoing work being carried out, Adminis trator Maxine Duncombe turned on a fau cet near the Green Turtle Club. The Water and Sewerage Corporation was scheduled to soon begin making connections to resi dences and businesses. Minister of Housing, the Hon. Neko Grant, inspected the new airport terminal location on July 30 and signed a contract for the architectural design of a new airport terminal and fire crash facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. Abaco’s Blue Holes were featured in the National Geographic magazine. The August 2010 edition featured the spectacular underwater caves of The Bahamas as its lead story following two month’s of study by a multi-disciplinary cave diving and scientific team in 2009. Two very successful international darts tournaments that brought eight internation al teams to Abaco were held at the Faith Convention Centre in Marsh Harbour in August. Sixteen Bahamians competed in both the America’s Cup and the Caribbean Cup Darts Tournaments. The Hon. Charles T. Maynard, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, performed the symbolic darts throw that officially opened the tournament. The Bahamas came third in both tournaments. The tournaments were organized by Malcolm Spicer, who is President of the World Darts Federation, America’s Region, and brought a much needed boost to the economy of Abaco. The Hon. Neko Grant, Minister of Pub lic Works and Transportation, displayed the preliminary plans for the new airport and control tower for the Marsh Harbour Inter national Airport on September 3 to a small group of stakeholders. A further meeting was held on September 24 for reviewing the revised plans after concerns had been ad dressed following the previous meeting. A Local Government Junior Council Pi lot Project was launched by the Minister of State for Land and Local Government, the Hon. Byron Woodside, on September 9 in Marsh Harbour. This programme for 10th and 11th grade students at Abaco Central High School will develop a Junior Local Government Council that will work with local government committees and council. Abaco Swim Club placed third in the 11th Annual Northern Bahamas Short Course Juniors Swimming Championships in Free port. Many of Abaco’s swimmers came back with first and second place awards. The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Asso ciation hosted a group of six scientists on Abaco to study bonefish, their numbers, growth, patterns of movement and other details. The bonefish industry is of huge economic value for The Bahamas and provides a large portion of its overall econo my. The scientists spent a week with local guides tagging bonefish with the goal of being proactive in protecting one of The Bahamas’ most lucrative resources. The opening of Maxwell’s Supermarket was a much anticipated event. The stateof-the-art model store opened its doors on August 13, replacing the old Maxwell’s that was destroyed by fire in August 2008. Maxwell’s was officially opened in Octo ber when the ribbon was cut by the Prime Minister and Ginnie Sawyer, wife of Maxwell’s Supermarket owner, Chad Sawyer. On November 18 a Customer Appreciation Day brought thousands to the store from 8 a.m. to midnight to take advantage of the many special bargains offered. On December 4 the dedication of Friend ship Tabernacle Church’s new building took place. The church moved to a new building south of Forest Drive in Central Pines Estates after 64 years in its former building. The laying of the cornerstone and cutting of the ribbon was performed by Sister Dolly Mills, wife of Senior Pas tor, Rev. Dr. Silbert Mills. Present for the dedication were the Prime Minister and many other government officials.Highlights From Page 18 Highlights of 2010 continued

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 The new Business Licence Act 2010 took effect on January 1, 2011. The Act requires that no person shall carry on a business within The Bahamas without the grant of a licence issued in accordance with the requirements of this Act. Before the expiry of the allowed period of 90 days or by March 31st, 2011, all business owners must bring their business into compliance with the requirements of this Act, submit an ap plication form and pay the taxes as prescribed for that business licence for the current year. A list of owners that are not compliant by March 31st, 2011, will be published at the end of the 90-day period. Any person carrying on a business, with fees outstanding, at the time this Act comes into force may enter into a written agreement to pay the outstanding fees, and thereby be entitled to receive a Licence. Where a business ceases to operate or is sold, the Business Licence Division must be so advised by the submission of the appropriate form giving the relevant details. Forms are available online at: http://forms.bahamas.gov.bs/ MINISTRY OF FINANCE Business Licence Act 2010 The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to remind the general public that Voter Registration continues on a daily basis in the Family Islands. Persons applying for registraand must have resided in a particular constituency for three months or more. In the Family Islands, registration takes place at the Ad the hours of 9:30am – 4:30pm. The Parliamentary Commissioner also wishes to advise that the Department has commenced its mobile services with effect from 10th January 2011. Businesses and organizations with at least twenty (20) 2344 to schedule an appointment. MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY PUBLIC NOTICEVOTER REGISTRATION NOTICE farming will be a means for Bahamians to be gainfully employed. Mr. Baker, who has leased 1500 acres of land for his organic farm, said he would like to see the farmers of the north and south come together as family, add ing, “We can meet at least once or twice a month because united we can succeed, but divided we will fail.” Stephen Knowles, President of South Abaco Farmers Association said that one of the greatest challenges his members face is the ability to buy or have access to farm equipment, and he believes that the associations of the North and South can forge a closer relationship working together toward a common goal. With the express purpose of assisting the farmers in the preparation of their land Farming From Page 1 for farming, Mr. Baker has brought in two John Deere tractors along with myriad oth er equipment that has landed since early December. Edison Key, Member of Parliament for South Abaco and Executive Director of BAIC, said, “It is important for all of us to come together (the associations from the north and south) and work together to make this a grand and successful industry in The Bahamas.” He sees it as a major industry that could rival tourism. Mr. Key said that the North Association would benefit from the processing plant and other projects which Mr. Baker will be do ing. He took note of how quickly Mr. Baker had fixed the road to the farm, within about two weeks, which had prevented other farmers from frequenting their properties. Mr. Key is “more excited than anyone else” to see this farm “coming back to life” and anticipates that Mr. Baker’s pres ence will facilitate more growth for Abaco farmers. He is looking forward to the day when “we can supply a lot of these items to the Bahamian housewife locally.” Mr. Baker said, “Not only am I going to be helpful to the Bahamian farmer, but they are going to be extremely important to me,” because of their knowledge of the local soil, weather and pests that he may be unaware of.The Progress and Future PlansPaul Baker, owner of Abaco Foods Ltd, an organic farming business in North Abaco, has started work at the site and a number of people have already been employed as he prepares the area, repairs the roads and starts composting. He wants the public to be aware that there are no additional jobs avail able right now. How ever, as soon as jobs become available he will announce it and ap plications will then be accepted. Mr. Baker explained that his crews will be clearing the land over the next weeks with a Bush Hog and that they will be saving all the materials for composting while they begin condi tioning the soil. In what Mr. Baker called a “win – win sit uation,” in the coming weeks he will also be clearing the farm allotments provided for North Abaco farmers so that they can begin work preparing the soil and plant ing. In his future plans Mr. Baker expects to build processing plants and will look at livestock and dairy farming. The kind of processing plant he plans to build will depend on the market and what is most needed. He gave examples of process ing like driers for onions (to make them last longer on the market) and machin ery to produce potato chips and French fries from potatoes. Tomatoes that are not Grade A, he said, can be canned or made into ketchup. Dr. Benjamin Alverez, Bahamas’ representative of the Inter-American Institute for Co operation on Agriculture (IICA), and Benjamin Rahming, General Manager of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, BAIC, discuss the Abaco Foods farm and the equipment already here. The Abaco farmers were impressed with the equipment that will be used on the Abaco Foods farm in Normans Castle north of Treasure Cay. Paul Baker of Abaco Foods is wanting to work with local farmers and has brought in tractors and other equipment suitable for work on the farm plots recently leased to many local people. Shown are Arnold Dorsett, As sistant General Manager Agriculture of BAIC, Pastor Lenny Etienne, President of the South Abaco Farmers Cooperative Society, and Pastor Stephen Knowles, President of the South Abaco Farmers Association.

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 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 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS FOR SALE FOR SALEBlackwood, 2 Bed, 1 Bath apartment. Fully Furnished. Call Gwendolyn Baillou at 3650600 or 475-0600 Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,200/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Hope Town, Specialist . A collection of upscale homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or www.hopetown.com Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 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 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 367-0124 or 475-1279 Marsh Habour, Cove Estate 2 bedroom, 2 Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard Villas 2 bed 1 bath apartment, fully equipped. Daily, week ly & monthly rates. Call 357-6868 Marsh Harbour, Mermaid Reef Villas, Luxury 5 star, waterfront, 2 bed, 2 bath villas. Pel ican Shores. Daily or weekly rates. Brochures available. Call 357.6868 Baker’s Creek, on mainland Abaco, 100 x 120, Lot 37, good elevation, all underground utilities. $82,500 call Don Albury 365-6149 home or 365-6086 work Little Abaco, waterfront lot for $20,000. Call 366-0797 or 242-427-5316 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at www.hopetown.com Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111’ dock, boat lift, davits, cleaning station, & 26’ Mako with twin Yamaha 150, 4-stroke; $375,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquin1902@ gmail.com Treasure Cay, Sand Dollar Condos . Located at the center of beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Newly remodeled, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath. $399,500. Call 242-365-8499, 540-420-4115 or email lakecare@embarqmail.com Treasure Cay, Pineapple Point Resort. Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom condos & 4 bedroom, all with deep water docks & garages! Perfect location at the entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. Prices starting in the low $500’s www.pineapplepointresort.com 242-458-3521 or 1-800-545-0395 Come see us at the end of Marina View Dr. Luxury Holi day Vacation and long term RENTALS also available! Price Reduction WPB Condo Furnished 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 Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 FOR SALE BANANAQUIT COTTAGE FOR SALE BY OWNER $795,000 USD Position AvailableDue to the resignation of Angie Lowe as Manager of the we are actively seeking a Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Kathleen Pinder “We’re gonna be exporting some prod ucts, especially the top products, but we’d really like to find out what the Bahami ans like to eat,” he said. “Initially, we’re gonna go after the hot selling items, then build in the other staples. After that we will work on processing.” He will be bringing in scientists to assist with how and what to plant in order for the farm to achieve a high degree of success. Mr. Baker said, “We’re doing this mainly for Bahamians.” Mr. Baker said that the Prime Minister “absolutely understands the problems in The Bahamas economically,” adding that Mr. Ingraham’s administration moved ex peditiously to make this all happen. Mr. Baker has been coming to Abaco and The Bahamas for the past 30 years and “loves the place.”The Organic Process“Organic is an up and coming trend, and we need to be trend setters,” Mr. Baker said as he expounded on the long-term ben efits of organically-grown foods. Organic farming is basically farming without the harsh chemicals and pesticides which, he noted, are a major contributor to cancer and diseases that affect people all around the world. Mexico, a major supplier of vegetables to The Bahamas, is known to use harmful pesticides like DDT and “the vegetables absorb the chemicals and pes ticides.” By going back to organics in growing our foods, we can further help the country by lowering the health care burden. While organically grown foods tend to have a higher cost than non-organic foods, when you look at the bigger picture including your health and the health of your family, it is better for everyone. Mr. Baker said, “I can’t tell [Abaco farmers] what to do,” however, “it would be much simpler if we could all do or ganic. In order to be organic certified, you have to go through a process, and it’s an expensive process. I can’t expect everyone to get right onboard with that, but eventu ally I think it would behoove everyone to go that direction.” Dr. Marikas Alvarez of the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) was pleased to hear about the organic farm, noting that it is a growing trend globally. The IICA has a “network of technical experts helping member countries build the framework for organic certification,” and stated fur ther that the IICA is prepared to help The Bahamas achieve this goal. Lenny Etienne, President of South Abaco Agricultural Society, was glad to hear about Mr. Baker’s operation and said, “There are a lot of products we can grow organically.” When it comes to accepting foods for processing from non-organic farms, Mr. Baker said he would have to have a sepa rate area for processing them due to the strict guidelines they will have to follow for organic certification. But it is some thing that he is willing to do because there is a market for both organic and non-organic foods.Farm products are for local consumptionThe leaders of the three farming organizations on Abaco were invited by Paul Baker to meet him at the farm to see the equipment. Then they were treated to a lunch at the Spin naker Restaurant in Treasure Cay where several made short speeches. Shown is Pastor Stafford Symonette, President of the North Abaco Farmers Association, speaking. Others in the picture are Ejnar Cornish, Director of BAIC on Abaco; Dr. Alverez with IICO, and Judith Thompson, Assistant General Manager Property Management Department BAIC.

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2011 Rainbow Pilot Club held Christmas party By Samantha V. Evans The Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco held its Christmas Extravaganza at the Anglican Parish Hall on December 11. President Charlamae Fernander stated that this event was held to promote friendship and to in vite those persons thinking about joining to have fun with them. She is pleased that more men are joining the Rainbow Pilot Club and that the president elect is Paul Pinder from Sandy Point. She added that they remain committed to the youth move ment on the island and is pleasantly pleased that the next youth president at St. Francis de Sales will be a male as well. Bahamas District Governor DaShann Clare-Paul was present and mentioned that she joined this organization because she loved their focus which is to fight brainerelated diseases and illnesses. As gover nor she plans to help the clubs to expand and encourage them to start more Anchor Clubs on the island. The Rainbow Pilot Club on Abaco is unique as it is a diversified club in age, gender, couple involvement and profes sionalism. She further plans to help the clubs to become more integrated. This is her plan for all Pilot and Anchor clubs un der her charge. She realizes that there is still room for much growth as the Bahamas has only been a district for six years. She is very pleased by the passion and determi nation Ms. Fernander has for making her club work.Rotarians make several plans for new year By Canishka Alexander At the commencement of their first meeting for the New Year on January 4, Rotarians made several announcements beginning with the successes of the previous year. Rev. Carey wrote that 150 parcels of food items had been distributed over the holidays, and he commented on the number of people who are in need on Abaco. Jo-Ann Bradley, Director of Club Ad ministration, identified a widow in one of the communities who had almost been overlooked, but she and her husband en sured that the woman enjoyed a good Christmas. It was this same woman who wrote a glowing letter of gratitude to the Rotarians for their generosity. Mrs. Brad ley mentioned the excitement over the sleigh that was built by members of the Rotary Club for the annual Christmas festival in Marsh Harbour. The members discussed projects that could be adopted by the club in 2011. When an idea was decided on, Ms. Bradley was eager to write to secure a grant to fund the project. Ideas ranged from activities for the elderly to housing for foster children and domestically-abused spouses, a park for children, an upgrade of the community library, the use of the blood mobile for a blood drive, the establishment of Simmone Bowe-Mullings’ Project READ and the ed ucation and awareness of our community on diseases that are prevalent in The Baha mas including HIV and AIDS. As they continued with the meeting Members of the Rainbow Pilot Club of Abaco celebrated the holiday together at a party on December 11. Special guest for the event was DaShann Clare-Paul, Bahamas District Governor, second from left, who spoke to the group. With her are Club members Paul Pinder, Club President Charlamae Fernander, Claudia Pinder and Sindy Charles. Club News Frederik Gottlieb, sergeant at arms, an nounced the upcoming golf tournament and dinner. He was happy to see that Bryan Thompson had returned and would assist him with the organization of both events.Golf tournament and dinner is plannedBy Canishka Alexander The Rotary Club of Abaco is preparing for its 8th Annual Golf Tournament on January 15 at Treasure Cay golf course. This year’s participants can look forward to winning a slew of extraordinary prizes. The $100 per person 4-man scramble in cludes breakfast and lunch. A hole-in-one at the 8th hole will be rewarded with a 2011 Hyundai Tuscan SUV sponsored by Insurance Management and Abaco Mo tor Mall; a hole-in-one at the 12th Hole will treat the winner to a Yamaha Elec tric Golf Cart sponsored by Abaco Out board Engines Ltd.; and the prize for a hole-in-one at the 16th hole is a Club Cart Electric Golf Cart sponsored by Shirley Enterprises Ltd. The tournament will be followed by a Silent Auction and Awards Dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant and tickets are $50. Included in the silent auction items are a weekend stay at Hope Town Harbour Lodge, plane tickets and jewelry. Tournament participants can expect discounts on rooms at the hotel. Ground transportation can be arranged for those traveling from Nassau. Persons are also welcome to contact Ronnie Bootle at the Treasure Cay Golf Club.

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January 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 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. BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE Buying? Selling? Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 Established Souvenir Business in Marsh Harbour within wlaking distance of all major hotels, marinas and restaurants. Contract us at (242) 367-4822 18.5’ Wahoo, with 115 EFI 4 stroke ELPTO Merc engine & trailer included. Excellent con dition $16,900. Contact Royce Sands 242-3672326 19’ Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 120HP Mercu ry, CD player, radio, depth finder, ladder, 6 seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500 ONO. Call Jack 365-6114 22’ Pro Kat, 1999, center cockpit boat, 20 hrs on new 115 HP 4 stroke Yamaha engines. Totally reconditioned, 50 items replaced or resorted. Please email for full list. Selling 10K below cost. DUTY PAID, Abaco registered. gerhart@oii.net or 242-458-7881 23’ Albury Bros Classic, newboat w/wind sheild, w/225 HP Mercury Optimax. $79,000 Call Don Albury 365-6086 at Albury Bros. Boat Building 24’ Grady White 200HP 2003 Evenrude 190hrs, new teak trim, cushions, radio depth/ fish H20 temp finder, auto bilge pump, engine flush connect, bumpers, anchors, lines, jackets etc. $15,900. Call 365-8848 26’ Pearson Ariel Sailboat 1969, 8HP Yama ha in Lazarette, 7’ fiberglass dinghy, steel cradle. DUTY PAID, $4,000. At Lighthouse Marina, Hope Town. Call 242-366-0154 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE EMPLOYMENT MERCHANDISE FOR SALEWatermaker For Sale. Makes up to 5,000 gals a day. New electric motor, recently re built high pressure pump. Contact 577-4111 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FOR SALEBoulders for Sale, approximately 4x4x3 ft. Contact 367-2833 or 577-6943 31’ Island Hopper, 1990, CAT 3208 engine. 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. 36’ Catalina Sloop, 1987, in excellent condi tion. Bah DUTY PAID. Moored in MOW. 1/6 share $5000. brucetmarino@gmail.com BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Bookkeeper Resort on Abaco seeks experi enced bookkeeper. Knowledge of Quick Books is a must. Send resume in confidence to nata lie@bahamasbeachclub.com Food & Beverage Full & part time posi tions available for servers, bar tenders & cooks. Contact 242-365-8500 or email jerry@bahamabeachclub.com Full set scuba gear with 4 mil wet suit. Over $3000 invested . Used 3 times. Excellent con dition. $1500 OBO Call 365-6433 2003 Buick Century, Power everything, sound system, 70,000 miles. Excellent cond. $5000 OBO. Call 367-3866 or 458-1612 Lost, Dahon Folding Bicycle, purple and almost new. REWARD for return. Email graynorth@gmail.com or call 367-4485 Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us Timothy or Adele McDonald P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Business Service DirectoryBy Samantha V. Evans Education is one of those fields that many students opt not to pursue anymore due to low pay and the many social ills that the schools are now plagued with. To this end, the Ministry of Education de cided to hire more foreign teachers some of whom do not speak very clear English. Even though this may be a new decision for Ministry officials, private schools have utilized the skills of foreign teachers for many years. It appears that many students are com plaining about missed opportunities to make good grades due to their not under standing the accents of foreign teachers. Apparently the private schools are more selective in the foreign teachers they hire. This writer has had the opportunity to speak with several parents locally who are very concerned that the severity of the accents of some of these new teachers is resulting in poor student performance. In fact, one parent moved her daughter from a government school to a private school which was a huge financial strain. However, she could not allow the accent of a teacher to result in her daughter failing. What is even more disturbing is that she stated that when she spoke to the teacher about it, nothing was done. To add, the grading scale used by some of these teach ers is harsh and not what the students are used to. Even though she moved her child, she stated that the other students in schools like this one will not get a fair chance to excel in a class where the teacher does not speak clear English. This prompted this writer to further investigate the claim and found out that at other schools locally and in Nassau students are complaining about the same thing. It is so bad that one local Parent Teacher Association plans to address it as a part of its annual agenda. Abaco is a unique island as there is al ready a language barrier preventing many students from comprehending the English curriculum. Adding a foreign teacher with a strong accent or whose native tongue is not English to the mix further compounds the problem. So then, what needs to be done? This is a matter parents are seeking to address now as they are not prepared to allow these factors to result in their children failing, especially since foreign teachers seem to teach mainly math and sciences which are difficult subjects within themselves. The best solution is for more Bahamians to re consider their careers and look at pursuing teaching as their career of choice. It may not be a cushy office job that may provide lush benefits and annual bonuses, but they have the opportunity to shape the lives of the future men and women of The Baha mas. Hopefully, this will be enough of a fulfillment for some persons to change their minds and pursue teaching as a ca reer. Foreign accents can Viewpoint . . . Hints for Helping Our Environment

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