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VOLUME 1 4, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2007
VOLUME 1 4, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2007


32nd Regatta draws sailors and visitors


Regatta Time in Abaco host sailors in five towns over ten days
By Rebecca Burg
k '-. Once again, there was never a dull mo-
." .ment during this year's Regatta Time in
'. Abaco. Not for the timid, the start of a
sailboat race is controlled chaos. The ac-
tion was most exciting for Regatta Time.
S� Tacticians shouted commands to busy
S- l . crews as slick hulls jockeyed for the most
Favorable starting position. Sails luffed,
l CI. T-. R.a i then snapped taut in the firm 15 to 18
knot wind. The start signal sounded. In
a wild stampede, the pack of sails bound-
ed through the gate, bows crashing over
waves and flinging glittering arcs of spray.
In the melee, the elegant blue Spongecake
felt a sudden loss of hardware at the base
of her mast and the rigid boom vang bent.
In moments, the wounded sailboat was
crowded by her rivals straight toward the
committee boat. The two were about to
-whirled in a circle and missed the commit-
tee boat while her hardy crew made tem-
porary repairs. She scrambled after her
rivals. "After that, we played catch up all
Windy weather, calm seas, tropical rains, parties nightly at a different location each night, lots of good camaraderie all put to- day long," said Spongecake owner Clyde
gether make a special event for our sailors participating in Regatta Time in Abaco held on July 3-11. Beginning with a party at Rodgers from Daytona Beach, Florida.
Fiddle Cay on July 3, awards are given out after races on three different days. The Regatta includes a couple of street parties with Rodgers and his crew had recovered and


live music and Junkanoo at some of the events that the sailors enjoy when not out competing. Although the number of entrants was
down, the parties were all well attended, fulfilling one of the goals of the Regatta - to encouage summer tourism.


Please see Regatta Page 4


By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas Billfish Chamionship
concluded the five legs of its competition
with the finale at Abaco Beach Resort and
Boat Harbour on June 17-22. This year
four of the five legs were held on Abaco.
This prestigious fishing tournament once
again brought many big boats to our area,
but as the tournament has done recently,
it is basically a catch and release tourna-
ment.


I Min Deveaux visits airport I


The overall winner was Heads Up, that
had only 100 points after the first two legs
of the Bahamas Billfish Championship but
came storming back over the final three
legs for amazing and remarkable come
from behind finish to win the 2007 cham-
pionship.
The two legs in Treasure Cay proved
Please see Championship Page 25


Junkanoo entertained


visitors and residents


The Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of Works, center, was on Abaco to personally view
the area at the Marsh Harbour airport where a new runway will be constructed. With
him are engineers Robert Garroway, left, and Howard Barrett, right. Behind Mr.
Deveaux is Permanent Secretary Colin Higgs.


A hasty visit brought the Hon. Earl
Deveaux, Minister of Works, to the
Marsh Harbour airport mid-day on July
9 to get a personal view of local airport
conditions. Accompanying him were
engineers Ms. Melanie Roach, Howard
Barrett, Robert Garraway and Perma-
nent Secretary Colin Higgs.
Questions had been raised as to pre-


vailing winds, and local data was be-
ing sought. They were also concerned
whether a parallel runway could be ac-
commodated without cutting hills or fill-
ing wetlands.
Shortly, Canadian consultants now in
Nassau will be on Abaco to collect more
Please see Deveaux Page 5


Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below.


Afire dancer, Monique De Swanton from Freeport, let some of the young party goers
feel the fire that she rubbed on herself. Other entertainment was provided by music
groups, local and from Freeport and Nassau. Junkanoo was held on four Friday
nights in June and July. The event used to be named Goombay. See story on page 2


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Junkanoo appeals to everyone


Junkanoo
By Julian Lockhart
Visitors and Bahamians alike were able
to enjoy four evenings of Bahamian mu-
sic, culture and native food during the
Junkanoo Summer Festival at Goombay
Park in Marsh Harbour.
This is the 10th year that the Abaco
Tourist Office has put on the Junkanoo
Summer Festival (it was the Goombay
Summer Festival for the first eight years)
and director Don Cornish said it was a
success and will only get better in the fu-
ture.
The festival ended the first Friday in
July and it gave visitors and locals an op-
portunity to have some wholesome, family
fun on the weekends and create an outing
for the entire family.
Abaco Tourist Office acting manager


Wynsome Ferguson said, "It was a success
because it gives us an opportunity to cater
to our visitors. A lot of times people think
we cater to locals, but it is for our visitors.
It is during a busy time of the year and it
gives us a chance to showcase our culture.
It was enjoyed because it was something
for everyone from kids to adults. We had
games for the kids such as egg and spoon
race, three leg race and ring play. The
visitors definitely got a taste of our cul-
ture and our food, where the vendors did
a great job," she added.
Ms. Ferguson said they had between
800-1200 persons pass through the Goom-
bay Park each Friday for the four weeks,
one of the most successful events on Ab-
aco.
Junkanoo Summer Festival is planned
and organized by Abaco Tourist Office
administrative assistant to the director,


A Junkanoo rush is part of every Junkanoo Festival. This year Marsh Harbour enjoyed
four evenings of fun and entertainment.


Early in the evening of each Junkanoo evening games were or ganized for the young
people such as sack races and egg and spoon races.


Doranell Swain.
Everyone got a chance to enjoy the great
Bahamian cooking from peas & rice, crab
& rice, fried fish, grouper, conch salad,
macaroni and cheese and many other de-
lectable Bahamian dishes.
The Abaco Tourist Office did a great
job with the tertainment as many
of the top Bahamian and local artists per-
formed each Friday night. As the children
went home, the adults were able to have a
cold drink and dance to the music.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force
Marching Band was in attendance as well
as a local Marching Youth Band. Each
week there was Junkanoo from local
groups.
Also performing was Gino D, K.B.,
Terez Hepburn, Veronica Bishop and
Martellas "Obeah Man" Chipman to


name a few of the acts that performed in
Abaco.
This is just one of the many cultural
festivals that are put on throughout Abaco.
Ms. Ferguson said their office encourages
all of the communities on Abaco to put on
at least one festival throughout the year to
encourage other Bahamians and visitors to
learn more about their community.
Ms. Ferguson said, "I think Abaco
needs more cultural festivals and that is
why we work with different communities
on Abaco to add to their festivals. We try
to encourage different communities to fea-
ture events such as this. It gives a chance
for the tourists and visitors to interact with
each other. A lot of the visitors want to
meet the locals and this gives them a great
way to do so," she concluded.


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Page 4 A The Abaconian July 15, 2007

Regatta Time, Thrills and Spills


Regatta From Page 1
sailed tough enough to take second place
in PHRF that day. Playing keep-away
with Spongecake, Michael Carrington's
Susimi took first.
In its 32nd year, Regatta Time in Abaco
offered a thrilling week of five races from
July 4 to July 11 and sociable family fun.
The event is an excellent venue for sail-
boaters, their families and guests to expe-
rience Abaco. The racing takes place near
a different island location throughout the
week. Most entries were foreign guests,
but a few Bahamian racers took a sail on
the wild side as well. The venerable Hope


Town based Abaco Rage joined the salty
action and had her share of thrills and spills
through the week. At the Green Turtle
race, in the tense few minutes before the
start, the Rage crew was dismayed to find
that the mainsail couldn't be hoisted all the
way up. "The sail track's bent?" said one
crew member. "There's a curve at the top
of the mast," suggested another.
Eying the clock, the crew jiggled and
pulled at the loose main, hoping to free
the jam. "It's not working!" Rival boats
prowled nearby, tightening formation in
anticipation of the start. Limping along,
sails hanging, Rage was dead in the water.
A daring crewman was hoisted to the top


Abaco's Class A workboat, the Abaco Rage, modeled after the traditional fishing boats
used in The Bahamas before the days of motors, competes well with the cruising boats
that come to Abaco to race in Regatta Time in Abaco. Their ballast consists of people
out on pries who have to scramble quickly when the boat tacks. This photograph was
taken by Anyes Adams during the Guana Cay race when the 28-foot Rage had a crew
of 18! During one of its six-second jibes, one of the "human ballast" the Rage uses for
speed was soaked at the end of the pry but managed to hold on and get back on the boat.
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of Rage's towering 65-foot mast and fixed
the jammed sail track. After he was safely
lowered to the deck, the mainsail halyard
slipped and blew out of reach. The race
was about to start. Crew members lunged
and stretched their arms toward the way-
ward rope. They needed it to finally raise
the sail. A heroic leap and the halyard
was yanked out of the air. The Rage was
quickly brought into fighting trim just as
the crowd dashed out of the starting gates.
The Rage took third place behind Susimi
and the O'Neil family's 36-footer, Annie's
Revision. Not to be outdone, the famous
Bahamian fireball, with Jeff Gale as cap-
tain, sashayed into PHRF first place in the
Hope Town race.
Peter Christie's Bahamian based Bala-
mena II scored two firsts and three sec-
ond place wins in the challenging RTIA
class. When a dead engine delayed their
start in the Man-O-War race, the smartly
sailed Balamena II still managed to crunch
the competition. Hope Town based Chris
Thompson and family took his tradition-
al vessel Louise into a breezy first place
for every race entered in the Mother Tub
1 class. Overall, the sailing teams were
thrilled by the quality competition, the ex-
ceptional organization of the race commit-
tee and by the hard working folk behind
the scenes.

Just as the Green Turtle race was due to
begin, the crew of the Rage realized that
the sail track was jammed. One brave sail-
or climbed to the top of the 65-foot mast to
fix it. They were able to begin the race just
slightly after the other boats in their fleet.
Photo by Rebecca Burg


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July 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5 A


Fig Tree Foundation

Assists Guana Cay School
By Jennifer
Hudson
A dona-
tion of five
Computers
and 12 desks
was recently
made by the
Fig Tree

to the Guana
Cay Prima-
ry School.
The school
has an en-
rollment of
seven chil-
3dfLL dren with
one or two
additional
students
( '""" -- expected
for the new
Guana Cay school children are shown with a representative from shool year
the Discovery Land Group, their teacher and Mrs. Donna Sands, a in Septem-
member of the board ber.
ber.
"The Fig Tree Foundation was initiated by the Discovery Land Group of Baker's
Bay about a year ago as a way of giving back to the community by putting a percent-
age of their sales into community projects," stated Board member Donna Sands.
So far this year assistance has been given to Leonard Sands for medical expenses
and donations have made it possible for Ryan Sands to attend Teen Challenge in
Florida where, says Mrs. Sands, "He is doing great." A free ice cream night for the
children is provided each Thursday at the Art Caf6.
The Foundation offered to do repairs to the Guana Cay School but were told that
government will effect the repairs. If there is anything left afterwards that still needs
to be done, the Foundation will see that it gets done. The foundation wants to put in a
playground for the children if they are able to find some property to buy.
The Board of Governors, in addition to Mrs. Sands, comprises Marlena Bethel and
Anne Hotton from Guana Cay and members of the Discovery Land Company.


Deveaux From Page 1
data, particularly on Abaco's growth.
Passenger traffic will affect the airlines'
preferred choice of aircraft which, in
turn, affects airport facilities, more spe-
cifically, the runway length.
The length of 6,500 feet was mentioned
as a possible goal, but that will be con-
tingent on the upcoming studies. None of
this is expected to stop the existing work
on land preparation.
Contracts are being tendered now on
upgrading the existing building. It is ex-
pected that a completely new terminal
will be constructed to handle international
traffic with the present building relegated
to a lesser role.
Wind studies will determine if the run-


way could be angled slightly more to the
southeast to gain length and avoid interfer-
ence from the hills to the east.
Government's goal for the Marsh Har-
bour airport and several others throughout
The Bahamas is to privatize them so they
are self-sufficient through user fees.
Mr. Deveaux was resolute that work
must procede as there is a real need for
this facility with Abaco's present and an-
ticipated growth.
The group arrived just before lunch,
walked about 4,000 feet on an old survey
line in the woods parallel to the runway
and immediately returned to Nassau with-
out stopping for lunch.
Local persons assisting with the inspec-
tion were Administrator Revis Rolle, Air-
port Manager Bobby Jones, local Works
staff Mr. Dean and Nicki Ferguson.


A Regatta party scene


The Hope Town Harbour Lodge is one of the places that hosts a Regatta Time in Abaco
party. The beachside location is a favorite of Regatta participants.


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Page 6 A The Abaconian July 15, 2007


Regatta winners included Bahamians


By Julian Lockhart
Despite pushing 80 years, Peter
Christie and the crew of the Balamena
II proved that the local sailors were just
as good as those from abroad as they
won the RTIA Class of the 32nd Annual
Regatta Time In Abaco.
Sailing in the fastest class during the
ten-day event, the crew of Balamena
battled strong winds or barely any wind
at all to find a way to hold off the bigger
and faster Bad Boys to grab the overall
trophy.
The Balamena II got off to a strong
start by winning the Green Turtle Race.
By the time that had won the Hope Town
Race, they knew all they had to do was
finish at least second on the Marsh Har-
bour Race to win the overall title.
Despite the regatta being a fun, fam-
ily event the RTIA and PHRF classes
are competitive and are the only ones
allowed to fly a spiniker or other spe-
cialty sails.
Mr. Christie said, "I feel great com-
ing in and winning. I am sorry the fleet
was so small but we still had a fight on
our hands with the trimaran which is a
lot faster boat in heavy winds. We held
our own in the lighter wind. Winning
the Hope Town race gave us the over-
all. If we got second place, we figured
we would win. We have been represent-
ing the Bahamas in the Abaco fleet be-
cause this race is really a Florida regatta
moved to Abaco. We proved that the
Bahamians can sail with the Americans
just as good. I had a very good crew. We
had two races with strong winds and the
trimaran beat us because they can get up
and fly in that wind," he added.
This is the third time Mr. Christie


has won the RTIA class and he has been
sailing in this regatta for over 20 years.
He has also won the PHRF class twice
as well, proving that he and his entire
crew has the skills to compete on a con-
sistent basis.
Bad Boys did give Balamena II a
fight for the win but a fourth place fin-
ish on the first leg and consistent sailing
by the Balamena II crew didn't allow
Bad Boys to pull ahead.
Winning the PHRF class this year
was Susimi captained by Michael Car-
michael, and his family made up the
rest of his crew. Susimi is originally
from England but made the trans-Atlan-
tic voyage and now resides in Florida.
Susimi was able to win three of the five
races to hold on for their win.
The Rage, Abaco's own workboat,
won a race in the PHRF class as the
local boys out-sailed everyone to win
the Hope Town race heading into their
home port. They only sailed in three of
the five races but finished fifth or high-
er each time.
Mr. Carmichael on Susimi said, "I
love it, I love coming to the Abaco. I
love the whole regatta; it is wonder-
ful. We didn't think we would win. We
thought we would be competitive and
we gave it a shot. When the wind got
shifty today is how we like it best. When
the wind started going up and down and
the thunder came in, that is when it gets
shifty and how we like it. When the
wind died, we tacked, tacked, tacked.
We played the shifts and we picked up a
lot of distance. Winning the Marsh Har-
bour race put us in first place. We knew
going into today (July 11) we had to
win because we were level with another


boat. It is always pressure, but you have
to do the best you can. That is what it is
all about," he added.
Despite this regatta not being as well
attended as years past, coordinator Ruth
Saunders said it was still a success and
everyone had a blast. Since it is a fam-
ily event, many of the boats are in the
Mother Tub classes where the competi-
tion is not as stiff as it is in the RTIA
and PHRF classes which are primarily
racing sailboats.
There were five races of the regatta
- Green Turtle Cay Race, Guana Cay
Race, Man-O-War Cay Race, Hope

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Town Race and Marsh Harbour Race
- with most of the boats sailing in all
five races.
There were parties eery night, a lot
of eating and drinking with some sail-
ing mixed in as hundreds of sailors and
want-to-be sailors flocking to the shores
of Abaco for 10 days of fun.
Mrs. Saunders said, "I feel that it was
good. We did have a down size in our
boat count of about 15 due to various
circumstances with the sailors. Other
than that we still had good crowds every
night from the visitors that were here,"
she concluded.


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crew of the Balamena II. His boat won the overall trophy for the RTIA class. He is hold-
ing a trophy for one of the individual races, a bronze casting on a mahogany plaque.
Most of the trophies are bronze art work from Johnston Studios in Little Harbour and
are highly regarded by the sailors. 5/wn 11 here are Ryan Murray, Jason Robertson, Mr.
Christie, Dwayne Wallas, Sheree Russell, Alison Myers and Lee McCoy.


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Deserted Fiddle Cay Hosts Initial Party


By Julian Lockhart
Hundreds of tourists - some just party-
ing, others here to sail - and Bahamians
flocked to the beach on Fiddle Cay off
Green Turtle Cay for the annual Regatta
Time in Abaco pre-regatta party spon-
sored by Bobb Henderson on July 3rd.
Mr. Henderson started these parties over
10 years ago as a way to start off the re-
gatta and it started aboard his house boat,
Stranded Naked.
However, as the party got too big, Mr.
Henderson had to move it off his boat and
on to the beach at Fiddle Cay. Since then the
party is a fixture and has grown each year.
Mr. Henderson completely sponsors
the party and everything is free from ham-
burgers, hotdogs, French fries and the


most important thing for most of the pa-
trons - free alcohol.
Over 1200 hamburgers were served and
thousands of drinks as the bar ran out of
cups and ice before the end of the day.
The party gets all the sailors ready
for the ten day long, grueling races from
Green Turtle Cay all the way around to
Marsh Harbour and allows all the old sail-
ors to catch up with friends and new ones
to get acquainted and make new friends.
Boats of all sizes anchor all day long,
beautiful women walking around in biki-
nis, guys watching those beautiful women,
tossing the football, attempting to walk on
the tight rope and just a lot of fun and en-
tertainment.
The Fiddle Cay party is proof that there




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can be a fun, clean party that has alcohol
and there are still no fights. Everyone is
getting along and just having fun frolick-
ing in the surf.
The regatta committee uses the event
for registration and a chance to get all the
sailors together in one place for a skip-
pers' meeting.


The Fiddle Cay party is just the first of
many parties that are part of the regatta.
This is the only totally free one but bars
throughout the Abacos benefit greatly from
the regatta. There are a parties in Green
Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Hope Town and
Marsh Harbour and each cay benefits fi-
nancially from these events.


Everyone loves a beach party and boaters are no exception. Here one person is enjoying
a make-shift swing - I /u,,' others are enjoying the sand, water, food and beverages. The
Fiddle Cay Cheeseburgers in Paradise party is hosted by Bobb Henderson, a second
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The Editor Says... Parking Challenges at Crossing Beach


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Traffic in the Central Abaco area con-
tinues to get more congested. The week
before Christmas saw every car on Abaco
jockeying for space in Marsh Harbour -
or so it seemed. This congestion can now
be seen nearly every Friday afternoon as
workmen get their pay and families do
their shopping.
One of the more challenging traffic
problems is developing at the Crossing
Beach ferry landing in Marsh Harbour.
The populations of Hope Town and Man-
O-War continue to grow from natives,
second homeowners and short-term visi-
tors. More workmen are needed there to
perform all the construction. More chil-
dren come to Marsh Harbour schools
and more residents of these cays come to
Marsh Harbour for shopping and work.
Many of these adults have a vehicle to be
parked at Crossing Beach.
The early arrivals leaving Marsh Har-
bour on the 7 a.m. ferries get the available
street-side parking, leaving those com-
muting on later ferries to struggle for a
parking space.
The owner of an adjacent vacant lot of-
fers paid monthly parking with designated
spaces. It is mainly used by residents of
Hope Town and Man-O-War who leave a
car in Marsh Harbour and need a guaran-
teed parking space. Most of them are pro-


gramed to arrive a few minutes before the
ferry leaves and they don't have the time
to gamble on finding a parking spot.
A trend is developing where some early
morning workmen double or triple park
where space permits. If the double parked
drivers both go to Hope Town at 7 a.m.
and return at 5 p.m., they do not create
problems of blocking in each other's ve-
hicle.
Additional parking space was recently
generated on the northerly side with par-
allel parking switched to angled parking.
This nearly doubled the available parking
on that side. However, beach landscaping
claimed this space and cars reverted to
parallel parking.
Trees on the southerly side were re-
cently removed with angled spaces desig-
nated for taxis. This generated more taxi
spaces but removed spaces for the general
public.
Signs close to the Eastern Shores en-
trance prohibit parking where the road
narrows. These signs advise that vehicles
parked there will be towed away.
About a month ago residents from
Green Turtle Cay drove to Marsh Harbour
and parked as best they could as they took
a ferry to Hope Town so their children
could attend a swim meet.
On their return late in the afternoon
they were surprised to find that some of
their cars had been mysteriously removed.
With difficulty, their cars were subse-
quently reclaimed after locating them and
paying towing fees. There are no obvious
signs advising of this possibility or infor-
mation on where removed cars may be lo-
cated. Visitors may be distressed by this
development.
More recently, our aggressive motor-
cycle police have discovered that this is a
fertile area for dispensing traffic violation
tickets. Double parking is not condoned.
We are not sure if only one penalty is im-
posed or if a naughty vehicle might get a
ticket and be towed away as well.
Workers commuting to and from Gua-


Traffic at Crossing Beach is often double and even triple parked because of the lack of
parking area. It is a major problem affecting the entire Central Abaco area.


na Cay face similar problems from the
two departure points closer to the center
of Marsh Harbour. However, they have
the benefit of more vacant lots and less-
traveled side roads to park on. Sooner
or later, these lots will be developed and
parking issues will be more prevalent.
Guana Cay residents will follow the
pattern of Hope Town and Man-O-War
and many present and new residents will
leave cars in Marsh Harbour. Where?
Since taxis get traffic privileges, per-
haps cars will be parked somewhere out-
side town with cabs or busses making the
connection between ferries and parked
cars. The closest available land might be
a mile away.
The Man-O-War and Guana ferries may
have an advantage. Moving their Marsh
Harbour base to the port or Goombay
Park area raises the possibility of park-
ing on the adjoining 10 - 15 acres of land
now comprising the Mud settlement. This
presumes that a solution is found for that
problem but efforts to date have not been
encouraging. Perhaps the ferry terminals
must be moved up or down the shore to
a location where ample parking is avail-
able.
The Green Turtle Cay ferry is fortunate
in this respect as it appears to be situat-
ed on Crown land with room to expand.
Marsh Harbour does not offer this option
as virtually all coastal land is privately
owned.
Land in Central Abaco is too valuable
to be used for mere parking since resi-
dences, condominiums and commercial
buildings take precedence. Even parking
for commercial buildings is minimized as
buildings expand to fit the available space.
Cars do not put money in the bank, only
tenants do and more tenants mean more
revenue - sort of. At some point customers
and clients are turned off by the lack of
parking and go elsewhere.
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But let's return to the parking at the fer-
ry docks. On a lighter note, perhaps some-
one with authority in road traffic matters
will have to make a daily determination
of traffic conditions at Crossing Beach.
When the area becomes too congested, a
sign can be posted closing the area to fur-
ther traffic. This would follow the pattern
at some of the more popular national parks
in the United States where occasional de-
mand to use the park exceeds the capacity
of the facilities and further traffic is not
allowed.
SORRY - Hope Town is full, please try
again tomorrow.
There is no apparent or easy solution
to the growing parking problem. It is be-
yond the scope and capabilities of Central
Abaco's Local Government. Although
outside the area of concern to the Hope
Town Council, it directly impacts their
residents, contractors and businesses.
Being within Marsh Harbour's town
limits, it would appear to be a Marsh Har-
bour problem. Although the congestion is
a burden imposed on Marsh Harbour, the
inconvenience is a larger hindrance to the
orderly growth of Hope Town, Man-O-
War and Guana Cay. The growth of those
towns will be choked by traffic restrictions
in Marsh Harbour.
Parking at the ferry terminals is a prob-
lem where long range planning is impera-
tive. A group must be formed by persons
representing local government, central
government and the business community
to find solutions. It will require some in-
novative thinking.
The explosive growth of these three
communities cannot be stopped. Jobs are
being created, buildings are being erected,
service personnel are required and taxes
are being collected. Bigger or more ferry
boats may be required, but that will not
solve the problem of handling the people
and their cars.
-Ps-m-"


The traffic police are writing tickets for the vehicles that are double parked at Crossing
Beach in Marsh Harbour


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By Julian Lockhart
The Bahamas is now 34 years old as
an independent country after another Inde-
pendence Day passed us by with fireworks,
some good eating, drinking, boating and
beaching and for most just a holiday in the
middle of the week to relax.
In 1973 the Bahamas peacefully gained
its Independence from England and thus
brokered a new chapter in the first country
that the old world found when Christopher


Columbus made the trek across the Atlan-
tic.
The Bahamas is one of the top vaca-
tion destinations in the world, has some
of the most beautiful beaches, oceans and
sought-after dive experiences internation-
ally and has produced some of the best
athletes the world has to see. However,

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Uiwwinf Independence


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July 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 A




qetteks to thee �dLtor


Against Proposed
Fowl Cay Park
Dear Editor,
I would like to start by saying I do
think that for The Bahamas it is good to
have national land and sea parks in or-
der to help preserve our plant and wild
life. From what I have seen and heard
from Bahamas National Trust and from
experience, I understand that in time the
overflow of species from a good working
marine park will spread for many miles
outside the park area.
I understand that Abaco already has five
parks and that three of these are marine
parks. That is good, or maybe I should say
good enough already because I also think
in some ways there can be too much of a
good thing.
I'm 44 years of age, born and raised on
Man-O-War Cay as have most people my
age here and my parents and grandparents
before us and so on.
I, and the majority of Man-O-War, are
absolutely against the making of the Fowl
Cay area a park or at least against the size
that they want to make it.
First of all, there is a great land and
sea park at Pelican Cays about eight or
10 miles to our south. There is also one at
Black Point, Green Turtle Cay, as well as
Walker's Cay. There is a distance of about
25-30 miles (I'm guessing) between Peli-
can Cays and Green Turtle Cay so we do
not need another park between these two.
Secondly, there is the area that they
want to extend the park to the south of
the Fowl Cays area. This includes a good
size area of the passage between the main-
land and the cays. Many of the locals have
crawfish traps or shelters in this area.
There are guys from Man-O-War, Marsh
Harbour and other surrounding settle-
ments that depend on their catch during
crawfish season to pay bills that they have
worked during the off season. A certain
man told me that he would have to move
(which will take a couple days to do) about
20 percent of his traps or just forget about
them if the park was passed.
Also in my 44 years I have never been
to the main northern reef of Fowl Cay to
take any kind of fish, conch or crawfish.
There are many locals from Man-O-War
who will tell you the same. We have al-
ways respected the northern reef of Fowl
Cay and left it alone for sightseeing. As
someone has said, this area is pr rs for
many of us locals.
It is good after a long week's work to be
able to go in our boat and get just enough
conch, about five or six, and a few fish,
go to one of the little cays or rocks and
enjoy some good Bahamian scorch conch
and a couple of grilled fish. What we are
very concerned about is that if the park
comes into being, we will not be able to
do this anymore. Even if we get conch or
fish somewhere else (and we do), we still


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can't bring them to the area to eat and en-
joy for fear of being prosecuted.
Fowl Cay area with its cays and rocks
is the only area left that is easily accessi-
ble, a little bit private and has good places
to cook on the rocks and relax in the water
with a conch and lime.
Abaco is losing many of its local picnic
areas. Cherokee has basically lost Wind-
ing Bay, Guana Cay, as well as many of
us in Central Abaco, has lost Baker's Bay.
There are many beaches on the ocean side
of Man-O-War, but the sea isn't often
calm enough to anchor a boat and clean
a conch and fish from the back. As far as
cooking your catch, it does not work well
on a sandy beach. If you go up far enough
to get out of the sand, you're in someone's
vacation home's front yard. Most of the
areas we were once able to picnic have
homes on them. Even if the beaches are
public, how good can you cook without
going above the high water mark?
There is one place on Man-O-War to
picnic; this is at the Low Place or the Nar-
rows, but it is not the least bit private. It
is very small and on a Saturday you can't
get even get there after 3 p.m, because it's
so crowded.
Other than that, we can go south of Pel-
ican Cays. But with the price of gas, this
will run you about $150 per picnic.
You might find one spot around Baker's
Bay, but there again this will cost you as
well. Plus the time it will take to travel to and
from these places. This really is not practical
for us living on Man-O-War. We really need
the Fowl Cay area to stay as it is!
There are enough parks on Abaco. We
DO NOT need or want another one, espe-
cially one that is PRACTICALLY in our
front yard! We just need the ones we have
patrolled and protected a lot better.
The way we locals use the cays at Fowl
Cay 'is a great part of our culture, our way
of life. We have always respected the reef
area where all the dive boats go and we
don't go there to remove anything. Mak-
ing Fowl Cay an official park will disrupt
a way of life for many and will cause a lot
of angry and hurt locals.
I know that the question will come up,
"We had a meeting at Man-0-War last
year. Where were all the people?" Well,
first of all, the locals were under the im-
pression that they only wanted to make
the main northern area a park. But most
importantly, the meeting was held on a
Tuesday evening which is not a good night
because two of the three churches on Man-
0-War have church services this night.
This was brought up at the meeting. After
the meeting, the man who organized it was
asked to please try to reschedule another
meeting on a weekend night or even on a
Monday. We have heard nothing except
that another meeting was held at Marsh
Harbour on another Tuesday night.
I think that a park so close to a commu-
nity is not the way to go. You cannot ex-
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that is almost right outside their doors.
Where else is left? I know, our bathtubs!
Fowl Cay should and NEEDS to stay as
it is forever.
John G. Albury
Complaint against
Western Air
Dear Sir/Madam.
Further to conversations with Mr.
Campbell and Mrs. Rolle at your head of-
fice, I would like to express a few major
concerns regarding your airline represen-
tatives and ticket agents.
I feel that a tremendous amount of ag-
gravation between your ticket agents and
customers can be avoided if persons wish-
ing to use your services where advised to
purchase their tickets in advance, on call-
ing to book a flight.
Secondly, all employees should be
made to wear proper name tags with job
descriptions that are clearly visible to your
customers.
All employees should take the Bahama
Host program, whereby they learn the im-
portance of customer services.
Last but not least, a designated employ-
ee eating area out of sight of passengers
seeking to make complaints or purchase
tickets should be allocated.
Now, to my reason for these tips:
On July 2nd, 2007, I called to book a
seat on your 4 p.m. flight to Bimini. The
lady that answered the phone informed
me that that flight was sold out, but there
where seats available on both planes leav-
ing on July 3rd.
Therefore, I booked on the 9 a.m.
flight, gave her my name and assumed
I had a confirmed seat. Realizing that I
was not told the check-in time, I called
her back and got this information. (Again
not a word about a confirmed seat needed
a ticket to be purchased before check- in.
A very cut and dry conversation.)
At 8 a.m. on July 3rd I stood in line
at your counter while persons with tick-
ets were called. At 9 a.m. the flight was
called to be boarded, and I was still stand-
ing there. I asked the lady who was writ-
ing up the standby passengers' tickets if
I would make the flight. A cold NO was
her response.
Not understanding why, 1 questioned
this to be told that my name was on the
list but I was not a confirmed passenger


with a ticket.
Now during this hour that I stood there,
there was only one name called. (The man
never responded.) And during this time I
had already seen seven persons on standby
get checked in, but my name which was
on a list was never called.
Very annoyed now and this trip being a
business one, I asked if there was some-
where that I could keep my luggage until
three p.m. The young lady again answered
with a cold NO. Therefore, I asked to
speak to her supervisor . . . I never got
a response!
P..... off now, I checked for myself
and found out that your office is on the
opposite side of the building. I went over
and started to explain to the pleasant, el-
derly lady there what happened and asked
to speak to a manager.
Well, the manager happened to be the
lady (Ms. Rolle) that heard everything I
had to say minutes before that. She never
opened her mouth to quiet me or assist and
she was standing in the front of the office
eating. Again hearing me complain, she
never said a word.
When I pointed out how ignorant I
thought she was to allow me to be ask-
ing for her on two occasion when she did
not respond, her concern was what I am if
she's ignorant?
Well, for starters to display my ability,
do the job given me, I would have helped
the young lady check in passengers. I would
have tried to quiet customers with com-
plaints in an airport where there were other
persons that were experiencing this same
problem, And I would most definitely, as
manager for this airline, respond when
hearing someone talk to employees under
me in such a manner and assist in any way
possible to accommodate your passengers.
What does that make me, Ms. Rolle? A
very intelligent individual with the ability
to do a job!
Further to my concerns, we need to
keep in mind the importance of a pleasant
attitude when dealing with the public. You
never know to whom you speak and where
their experiences will lead.
As I await your response. I do hope you
pass this on to Ms. Rolle so her attitude
can be adjusted.
P..... off and waiting
Marina Cash


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Central Abaco News I


Higgs and Johnson
Opens Law Office
By Jennifer Hudson
The law firm of Higgs and Johnson
hosted a cocktail party at Sapodilly's Res-
taurant for invited guests on the evening
of June 29 to mark the official opening of
its new office in Marsh Harbour. Attend-
ing the function to meet with the Higgs
and Johnson attorneys were real estate
brokers, bankers and persons from the
Marsh Harbour business community. The
Higgs and Johnson office is located in the
new Wm. H. building next to Sapodilly's
and opened for business on July 2.


"Plans have been in the works for this
office since the idea began one year ago,"
stated Mr. Stephen Melvin, partner in the
firm. "We had been looking for premises
in Marsh Harbour for some time. When
construction began on the Wm. H. build-
ing, we felt immediately that this was the
perfect spot and so began making our defi-
nite plans. We are very excited as there is
lots of potential on Abaco."
The new office houses a partners' of-
fice, computer centre and conference
room which can also serve as a second of-
fice. The Marsh Harbour office is linked
directly to the Nassau office so all records
are immediately available.


The Higgs and Johnson law firm from Nassau has opened an office in the Wm. H. Build-
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team of lawyers present. 5/wi, here are Mr. Edison Key, MP for South Abaco, Ms.
Elizabeth Elden, Mrs. Cheryl Cooke, Ms. Tessa Turnquest, Mr. Stephen Melvin, Ms.
Karen Brown and Mrs. Vidalia Knowles. Ms. Turnquest, Ms. Brown and Mr. Melvin
are part of the Abaco team who will be servicing the Marsh Harbour office. Ms. Elden
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Bahamas' larger, full service corporate
and commercial law firms, has been a
leader in the Bahamas for over 50 years.
Eight attorneys from Nassau will form the
Abaco team and will work on rotation
spending one week at a time in the Marsh
Harbour office. They will be assisted by
three Abaconians, Vidalia Knowles and
Elizabeth Eldon, who are in the office for
the summer, and Cheryl Cooke, who will
be permanently based in the office as Ad-
ministrative Staff. The entire Abaco team
was present at the opening in addition to
several other law partners. Each member
of the team was individually introduced:
Stephen Melvin, Karen Brown, Tessa
Turnquest, Earl Cash, Jillian Chase-Jones,
Nadia Taylor, Tara Archer and Samantha
Knowles-Pratt.
Managing partner, Mr. John Delaney,
was impressed that despite the heavy rain,
people turned out in great numbers. He
expressed gratitude on behalf of the part-
ners for the welcome they were given
to Abaco and expressed pleasure at be-
ing able to now service clients in Abaco.
"Though we have been servicing clients
remotely for several years, our office here
will provide us the opportunity to better
serve our existing clients. Although the
Abaco team consists of eight lawyers, all
of our lawyers will be made available if a
certain special skill is needed."
Guests spent a pleasant evening min-
gling with the attorneys and enjoying con-
versation, refreshments and the music of
Stone McEwan and Thunder.


Competition planned
for best kept ya rd
By Mirella Santillo
The two townships of Dundas Town
and Murphy Town was asked to join the
Keep Abaco Beautiful program launched a
few months ago by the Ministry of Tour-
ism and Friends of the Environment. That
program was aimed at ridding the island
of litter and beautifying it through tidiness
and landscaping. But Mrs. Bernadette
Hall, coordinator for Keep Abaco Beauti-
ful, said that so far, neither of the settle-
ments had expressed an interest in the
program.
To overcome that lack of enthusiasm
for the Keep Abaco Beautiful program
committee had come up with a Best Kept
Yard Competition project, hoping that the
incentive of a competition and prizes will
motivate the residents of these towns to
clean up, fence and plant their yards.
The criteria for the competition are
* absence of litter and debris
* a absence of derelict vehicles or appli-
ances
* mowed lawn
* pets secured
* adjacent yards maintained
* garbage areas cleaned
* well painted structures
* hedges trimmed and yards planted with
native trees
A meeting was organized on June 26th
with members of the two townships to
discuss the competition so they could pro-
mote it in their communities. Mr. Augus-

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tine Williams, Chairman of the Dundas
Town Committee, stated that a beautifica-
tion program was already started in Dun-
das Town with the creation of a Memo-
rial Park next to St. Andrews Methodist
Church. Besides being a memorial to sig-
nificant citizens of Dundas Town, the park
will have a picnic area and playground
equipment for children. He said that an-
other stage of the program will involve the
restoration of the beach which had been
depleted of sand because of changing cur-
rent when the port was dredged.
As far as planning the Best Kept Yard
Competition, it was suggested to request
the involvement of churches by asking the
pastors to mention the project during the
Sunday services and to urge the members
of their congregations to participate. Ms.
Hall asked Mr. Williams to form a com-
mittee comprised of five or six residents
of Dundas Town to oversee that project.
"We can help," said Ms. Harding, "but
the communities have to have a vested in-
terest in it. We could place garbage bins at
strategic locations, educate people about
recycling. We could have derelict vehicles
and appliances removed. Friends of the
Environment might be able to help with
planting or put reef balls along the shore,
but people have to be involved. We'll try
to have Abaco Central High School and
Central Abaco Primary School to adopt a
project such as planting flower beds at the
entrance of Central Pines."
She reminded the group that September
16th will be Coastal Clean-up day, so that
date could be picked as a good time to an-


nounce the competition and a good time
to ask the hardware stores to sponsor the
program with tools or other implements.
The prizes will be awarded at the
Christmas Bazaar. She reminded Mr. Wil-
liams and Mr. "Stretch" Morley, Sports
and Youth director on Abaco, to start bud-
geting for Christmas decorations.
The next meeting was planned for July
17th at 10 a.m.
Musical Theatre Pro-
gramme is planned
By Jennifer Hudson
Mrs. Elaine Pilon has announced plans
to establish a Musical Theatre Company
for Abaco as an extension of the Marsh
Harbour School of Dance. Classes are
scheduled to begin on July 10 and the pro-
gramme will run each Tuesday from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Anglican Hall. This
programme is offered to boys and girls
between the ages of 7 and 16 and will en-
compass cultural, ballet, modern and folk
dance, singing, acrobatics and presenta-
tion. "I am so excited to get this off the
ground. There is so much talent here,"
stated Mrs. Pilon, who speaks from expe-
rience having worked with young people
here on Abaco for the past year.
Mrs. Pilon began the Marsh Harbour
School of Dance at the beginning of last
year as an outreach programme of the De-
partment of Urban Renewal. She took in
about 50 young people aged from 5 years
and up with no experience of dance and
miraculously transformed them into little
ballet dancers for a tremendous perfor-
mance of the famous Nutcracker Suite
in November 2006. The group has been


meeting every week at the St. Francis de
Sales School for which Ms. Pilon is very
grateful to Principal of the school, Mrs.
Kumar. Although classes closed at the end
of the school year in June, they will re-
open at St. Francis School in September.
Ms. Pilon manages this large group of
children with firm but friendly discipline
and tells them "to speak with their bodies,
not their mouths."
Abaco is extremely lucky to have the
services of Ms. Pilon, a professional danc-
er and choreographer with many years
experience. She was born in Montreal,
Canada, and began ballet dancing at the
age of five years and has traveled widely
since then. Her parents moved to Miami
where she continued studying dance, later
moving to New York where she studied
ballet and ethnic dance. She founded the
Ethnic Arts Society in Miami and the Na-
tional School of Dance in the Turks and
Caicos Islands.
An outreach programme has already
been started by Ms. Pilon who hopes,
eventually, to teach dance on all of the
cays. She recently began teaching a class


of 21 children on Green Turtle Cay and
began another in Treasure Cay on July 5.
Ms. Pilon hopes to begin an adult class for
anyone interested in musical theatre. "No
experience in acting, singing or dance is
necessary, but the group will be a lot of
fun," she says.
Anyone interested in registering to join
any of the groups should contact Ms. Pi-
lon at 367-0883 or 551-5883.
Bimini Bay
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By Samantha V. Evans
The Bimini Bay Hotel and Marina has
been operational for about two years now
on Bimini and it is growing quickly. On
June 27th Assistant General Manager
Lanelle Martin visited Abaco looking for
persons to relocate to Bimini to work for
the resort. They are about to open anoth-
er phase and the marina so more staff is
needed. They were recruiting persons to
work the front desk, in food and bever-

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ages, housekeeping, the marina, human
resources and accounts.
Ms. Martin gathered application forms
so that they will have persons to contact
when the new section nears completion.
She stated that the new phase will consist
of condos, pools, a marina, second pool
bar and a convention center; all of which
will be completed very soon.
Bimini is very small in comparison to
this island; it is laid back, calm and tran-
quil. She stated that employees will need
this peacefully quiet environment outside
of work which is busy and very hectic.
The work environment is fast and she
is looking for persons who are self-moti-


vated and enjoy working with people. Bi-
mini Bay will take care of all housing and
meals. There will be countless opportuni-
ties for advancement, she explained. They
provide employee incentives for persons
to excel and to be rewarded for excellence
and exemplary service.
Grand opening of 24/7
By Jennifer Hudson
Abaco's first and only store that, true
to its name, Open 24/7, never closes, cel-
ebrated its grand opening on June 30. The
store was filled with people eager to re-
ceive free hot dogs with the purchase of a
drink and free candy bags for the children.
Outside, vehicles were keeping the gas at-
tendants busy as drivers lined up for their


chance to win $100 worth of gas with any
gas purchase of $20 or more. Lucky win-
ner of the $100 free gas was Jack Lowe.
The former Shell Marsh Harbour Ser-
vice Station officially became Open 24/7
on April 1st, 2007, of this year after two
years of deliberation and planning. On
April 1, 2005, Heath Higgs made the de-
cision to turn the service station into "the
next big thing in Abaco" as he felt that
there was a need for a store that supplied
food, cold drinks and gas over extended
hours. Open 24/7 is a Bahamian compa-
ny formed by Heath Higgs as President,
Kelly Walton, Vice President and Stacey
Thompson, Secretary.
The premises underwent a facelift both
inside and out with a new ceiling, paint
and landscaping. Manager Antoinette
Williams was hired who, according to
Ms. Walton, very ably manages a staff of
hard working and dedicated employees. A
soda-dispensing machine, nacho machine,
cappuccino machine and ice maker were
added. There is also a large variety of can-
dies and snacks on sale as well as staples
such as washing powder, cooking oil, salt,
paper towels and tissue. For those who
are looking for a warm snack there are


cheeseburgers, rib sandwiches, burritos
and Philly cheese-steak sandwiches in the
warmers.
Open 24/7 is truly a round-the-clock
convenience store and, says Kelly,
"Whether you need gas at 3 a.m. or fresh-
ly made sandwiches at 5 a.m. for a fishing
trip, we are living up to our motto 'What
you want, when you want'."
Manager of Tripoint
Communications visits
By Mirella Santillo
Tripoint Communications, a little
known company is located behind Memo-
rial Plaza and now in its second year of
business on Abaco. Its primary product is
providing credit card processing devices
for businesses. The company has credit
card terminals that are rented to banks and
merchants to process Visa, Master Card,
American Express and BTC phone cards.
These devices transmit the data via a
phone-line connection. In some instances,
the company also offers 24-hour techni-
cal support. These hard-wired devices are

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company renamed the business Open 24/7, the first business on Abaco to offer 24-hour
service. Promotions of free food and $100 worth of free gas with purchases of gas en-
couraged the customers to buy. The station offers a wide variety of snack food and some
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still being offered, but as more and more
wireless gadgets appear on the market,
Tripoint Communications, keeping up
with progress, is now offering a whole
new line of wireless products.
On June 26th Mr. Paul Fernander, the
company's Product Development Manager
based in Nassau, visited Marsh Harbour to
launch these new products. Among them
is a wireless, battery operated terminal
which can be carried to a restaurant table,
for example, offering the customer more
privacy for the transaction and therefore
more security. A smaller version of this
item doubles as a cell phone and can be
hooked up to a small portable printer.
This dual purpose phone functions with a
GSM chip provided by Tripoint Commu-
nications. It is the perfect tool for some-
one such as a taxi driver or rental boat
operator.
These machines can program prepaid
phone cards and be used by wholesalers
who, in turn, distribute them to businesses.
Tripoint supplies the Chinese conglomer-


Mrs. Joan Nixon is showing two of the
electronic devices that Tripoint Commu-
nications offers businesses to assist with
credit card sales.
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businesses, explained Mr. Fernander. The
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cards and loyalty cards.
Both battery operated terminals tie in to
BTC and operate as cell phones compat-
ible with the TDMA, GSM and GSPR cell
phone systems.
Starting in July the company is now of-
fering a Match and Win promotion where-
by phone card numbers are printed in the
newspapers and matching numbers will
receive prizes ranging from phone cards,
cell phones or chips.
Another soon-coming product is the
QUID card, offering 10 percent to 30
percent discount at some merchants. The
Quality International Discount Card will
be used primarily in Florida and The Ba-
hamas for hotel reservations, car rentals
and shopping. Tripoint is the authorized
distributer of SIM and phone cards for
Cingular, Digi-cell, BTC and T Mobile.


With this card, one can sell minutes from
a cell phone.
The manager for Tripoint Communi-
cations in Marsh Harbour is Mrs. Joan
Nixon, who can be reached at 367- 0108
for any inquiry you may have concerning
these products.
Business News
Russell's Fashions and
Eve's Creations have moved
By Samantha V. Evans
Russell's Fashion and Eve's Creation
Nail Salon, owned by Mrs. Andrea Rus-
sell, has moved from the Royal Palm
Plaza to the B & L Plaza across from the
Royal Bank of Canada on Don MacKay
Boulevard. The store specializes in la-
dies', children's and baby fashions as well
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South Abaco News


Sandy Point
Conch Fest was
dampened by rain
By Tonia Ferguson
It's a yearly weekend that most Sandy
Point residents eagerly anticipate in - La-
bour Day Holiday Weekend. This year
was no exception - stalls were rented, na-
tive foods galore were prepared, drinks
were iced, advertisements broadcast, resi-
dents and visitors alike were out - and the
rain poured! And poured. The Bahamas
Fast Ferry docked during the early hours
of Friday, June 2. Hundreds disembarked
in Sandy Point - ready to kick off the fes-
tivities. However, later that afternoon the
weather changed drastically. Then, the
two days of continuous rain began.
This year's festival was renamed Conch
Fest. President of the Sandy Point Devel-
opment Association, Della Kelly, stated
that the previous festivals were called


Sandy Point held a Conch Fest over the hol
June 2-4. Rain dampened all their activities b
aged to have a good time with entertainment
Games were played, a party atmosphere pi
phies were given out.


regattas. The association's goal was to
increase profits made during the weekend
which entailed changing the focus of the
event, hence the name Conch Fest. Ir-
regardless of the name, the event was at-
tended by Bahamians nationwide.
Plans made for Friday's opening that
were scheduled to be held at the Regatta
Site were cancelled. This by no means
dampened the party-goers spirit. Dressed
S. . they partied in the downpour. The
downpour continued into Saturday. As a
result, the performance by Bahamian en-
tertainer Eugene Davis (Geno D) was held
at the hurricane shelter. This same shelter
was a project that was completed by for-
mer association members.
Ironically, the final day of the festival,
Sunday, June 4, the skies cleared and the
rain ceased. This allowed plans for an all-
day beach party to continue.
Overall, Ms. Kelly remained high-spir-
ited and grateful for persons who came out
and supported the an-
nual event.
Happy Inde-
pendence!
Sandy Point
Style
By Tonia Ferguson
The settlement of
Sandy Point buzzed
- with excitement as
the anniversary of
liday weekend of Independence Day
5ut they still man- loomed. Activities
,food and drink, commenced with the
prevailed and tro- South Abaco District
church service which
was held on July 8 in


Crossing Rocks at the South Abaco Sev-
enth Day Adventist Church under host
pastor Leonardo Rahming. In attendance
were local government practitioners, se-
nior government officials and residents
from Crossing Rocks and neighboring
settlements including Sandy Point. Fol-
lowing the service was a drill performance
by the Pathfinders and it concluded with
the raising of the Bahamian flag.
On Sunday evening residents of Sandy
Point and neighboring settlements wit-
nessed other "skills." The popular Fish
Fry held every Sunday at the Regatta
Site in Sandy Point showcased volley-
ball skills, conch shell cracking skills and
conch fritter eating and conch salad eating
abilities. Al Russell, winner of the conch
shell cracking contest, walked away with
$350 and prizes. Rashad Fox, winner of
both the conch fritter and conch salad eat-
ing showdown went away with trophies.
Winners of the volleyball match also took
home trophies. The Fish Fry continued til
midnight before patrons relocated to the
popular "after party hang."
Monday evening "basketball pros" took
to the court and played some "real man"
basketball. Jimmy Greene, one of the
coaches for the young boys in Sandy Point
and a player on the senior men's team,
stated that the men in Sandy Point look
forward to the games. For Mr. Greene
it's worthwhile recreation. As a juniors'
coach he views his time with the young
boys as something meaningful. "It's at
least two hours the boys are off the streets
and not in trouble." Mr. Greene is work-
ing along with Mr. Arthur Lightbourn
coaching the young boys and young men
in Sandy Point. Every summer teams are


formed in what is called the Sandy Point
League. Monday night was reserved for
the veterans - the old time Royals.
Tuesday - Independence Day! The soft
drinks were chilled. The grill was fired
up. Ovens were baking. The DJ was cued
up. Residents followed the rhythm of Ba-
hamian music which drew them to the
park. Minutes after seven, Independence
Day celebrations began. Locals engaged
in basketball and volleyball games. Ba-
hamian music was the order of the day.
All those who attended were fed from a
menu of hotdog and hamburger sand-
wiches, grilled barbecued ribs, barbecued
chicken, barbecued meatballs, macaroni,
cake, juice and sodas. It was a spectacular
demonstration of love and unity. The old
and young - together having fun. At 11:30
p.m. the crowd was led to the govern-
ment dock to view a display of fireworks.
Following what was at least 15 minutes
of dazzling lights, the evening came to
an end. Organizers and attendees headed
home after celebrating the country's 34th
anniversary of independence.
Sandy Point's Queen
By Tonia Ferguson
Tiffany Williams, a local Sandy Point
resident has captured the title Miss Teen
Caribbean Bahamas 2006-2007. Ms. Wil-
liams is a graduate and salutatorian of
Agape Christian School in Marsh Har-
bour. She is currently enrolled at the
College of the Bahamas with a major is
art education. Tiffany is the 18-year-old
daughter of former teacher at the James
A. Pinder Primary School, Anastacia Bul-

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lard and Retired Sgt. Ephraim Bullard and
Police Officer Elvis Williams.
Formerly known as the Theodore Ely-
ett's Miss Teen Bahamas World and Miss
Teen Bahamas International (now called
Miss Teen Bahamas World and Miss Teen
Bahamas Intercontinental), its focus is to
provide a positive avenue for young ladies
throughout our country between the ages
of 14-18 with an enriching experience fo-
cused on grooming, etiquette, and talent,
exposure and community service.
A focused young lady confidently pro-
vided the information for the questions
posed:
What inspired you to enter the pag-
eant?
I always loved watching pageant com-
petitions, reading articles as well as look-
ing at photos of models and wishing it was
me. For me, entering my first pageant
was a stepping stone that enabled me to
show everyone what I was truly made of
- determination, talent, and intelligence.
The pageant was also a chance for me to
promote what I believe to be important,
which is a good education and apprecia-
tion for intellectual activities.
Where did you learn of this pageant?
It was April of last year when I learnt
about the pageant. While web surfing, I saw
this pageant's website that was launching
its first pageant; it was Miss Teen Baha-
mas World and International. I remember
thinking to myself, "I want this!" My spirit
was drawn to this pageant. Its presentation
and professionalism really caught my eye.


Subsequent-
ly, I ran into
my moth-
er's room,
very excited
and with her
permission I
entered the
pageant and
it was then
that my pag-
eantry ca-
reer began.
What did you gain as a result of the
pageant?
Yes, the crowns, trophies and prizes
are some of the main reasons why we en-
ter pageants, but one can gain much more
from it than that. The pageant helped
groom me into a young lady knowledge-
able in such areas as organizational skills,
etiquette, beauty tips and proper speech.
It also got me involved in community ser-
vice.
What awards did you capture?
In both of the competitions I placed 3rd
Runner-up. In the local competition, The-
odore Elyett's Miss Teen Bahamas World
and Miss Teen Bahamas International,
however, I was presented the opportunity
to take the 2nd Runner-up spot and was
crowned Miss Teen Caribbean Bahamas.
My awards include: 1st Runner-up Toast-
master's Speech Competition, 2nd Run-
ner-up in the float parade, Miss Intellect,
Miss Photogenic and 2nd Runner-up Best
Evening Gown. At Miss Jaceey's Teen
Caribbean Pageant held in Dominica, be-
sides placing 3rd in the competition, I also


captured the Miss Photogenic Award.
Who supported you?
There are so many people who have
supported me; I know that I am unable
to name them all. Financial support came
from many individuals and businesses
while others supported with encouraging
words. I was also supported online by
well-wishers. I am grateful to them all.
Due to their role in this experience I have
made this achievement.
What message do you think you are
sending to persons, especially young girls
from the Sandy Point community?
When I entered the Miss Teen Bahamas
World Pageant, I felt the need to put Ab-
aco on the map, especially Sandy Point.
I wanted to make my island proud. Dur-
ing the various pageant competitions some
people watched me simply because of the
small settlement from which I came. Some
people laughed at first but, later became
amazed. I was a diamond in the rough.
Where you come from does not deter-
mine where you will go. It goes to show
you that if you want something, you must
channel your energy into achieving that
goal. Know that nothing is impossible.
However, you must discipline yourself
and know that nothing great comes easy.
You must believe in yourself and be en-
couraged to go after your dreams because
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Independence!
A few flags were displayed, everyone
took the opportunity to go to the beach on
such a beautiful sunshiny day and some
picnickers plus a spattering of fireworks
marked this year's Independence celebra-
tions. But otherwise, all was quiet in "Lit-
tle Cherokee."
Mosquito fogging
I'm sure you are aware that our mos-
quito problem has been greatly reduced by
the foggings. But I also want to remind
everyone that "The Jar" at Cherokee Food
Fair is there to accept donations covering
the cost of the bug juice needed to fuel the
new fogger. In addition, volunteers are
needed to make the fogging runs.
For those of you who do not know,
this new fogger has been donated to the
community by Simon Rodehn of Carib-
bean Landscaping, owner of Cherokee
Cottages Resort and a second home owner
and a frequent visitor to Cherokee. This
new fogger is a welcome addition to our
arsenal against the pesky sandflies and
mosquitoes and we all appreciate Mr. and
Mrs. Rodehn's kind generosity.
School honourees list
This term Briana Sweeting with a 4.0

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grade average, Adrian Williams with 3.5
and Donovan Hepburn with 3.8 all made
the Principal's List. A cross section of
of the different age groups in grades one
through six acheived the Honour Roll, in-
cluding Joshua Albury with a 3.2, Branden
Sands with 3.1, Haley Sands 3.0, Terence
Albury 3.0, Dre Hepburn 3.0, Tiffany Al-
bury 3.3 and Cruz Turnquest with a GPA
of 3.0 at Cherokee Sound Primary School.
Congratulations to all these students for
a job well done.
Can collection
As reported earlier, aluminum can col-
lection for the Recycling Program is going
well. However, contributors need to re-
member to put their cans in bags that can
be tied before they are left on the roadside
for pick-up or deposited in the collection
bins at the dump. If the cans are put into
the bin one by one they cannot be collect-


A group of church people from Atlantic Beac
a Vacation Bible School in Cherokee Soun
enjoyed all the Bible stories, songs and game
organized.


ed by those designated to transport them
to Marsh Harbour, and it means someone
must climb into the bin to bag them up.
Your cooperation would be greatly appre-
ciated.
Visiting youth leaders
Sarah Clarius and Joshua Doctor, who
were part of the United Methodist Habitat
Team who came to Cherokee recently to
help with the repairs on Cathy and Gurney
Sands home, are back on Abaco to help
with Vacation Bible School for our young
people and will be here through August
16. Please get the word around so that all
the kids (even summer visitors) know that
they are here and special events will be
posted so that no one misses out on the
fun.
Old friends drop in
Linda and Earl Pinder from Nassau and
Spanish Wells came to Cherokee for a few
days to minister to members and friends
of Epworth Chapel, vacation with family
members who were
also on Abaco at the
time and to renew
some old friendships.
Mr. Pinder talked
about Paul's Epistle
to Titus and reminded
the congregation of
the good advice we
might all discover by
reading it again.
Clowns came
to town
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Crossroads United Methodist Church
from Jacksonville, Florida, and they were
joined by an another side kick called "Sad
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The little children sat on the floor and
enthusiastically joined in the program
(even though we lost one little girl before
it began when she started to cry and Mom-
ma had to carry her home). But those that
were brave enough to stay thoroughly
enjoyed themselves. Whether it was a
knock knock joke, little skits or a song,
everything was centered on the good news
from the Bible and the children certainly
seemed to connect with the message the
clowns were bringing.
Afterwards the clowns did face and
body paintings on the children, made and
gave away balloon animals and flowers
and everyone was given a treat.
But the real treat was hearing the laugh-
ter and seeing how the children interacted
with the clowns, seeing the smiles on their
faces and realizing they were having such
a wonderful time.
Saving another landmark
The Methodist Church is doing some
much needed work on the old Mission
House or Manse, as it is now called these
days. This is another local landmark that
needs to be preserved. It has taken awhile
for Epworth's Building Fund to get es-
tablished, but with a lot of help from our
friends, the work is finally beginning.
It is difficult to find any Cherokee-born
persons who can give us an exact date
when The Mission House was first built,
but almost everyone you speak with says,
"It's been there as long as I can remem-
ber." Ms. Annis, the oldest person in the
place, says she recalls that when she was
a little girl a local carpenter, Mr. Prior


Russell, was doing some repairs on what
was already an old building when he sud-
denly died. He was found in the house,
apparently having suffered from a heart
attack. So it must date back before the late
1920s or early 1930s. Best estimates are
somewhere between 1890 and 1910. But
here again it's only guesswork since any
local records have been lost to the pas-
sage of time and the elements. The Meth-
odist Church in Cherokee (now Epworth
Chapel) was established in 1828, and
according to the few church records that
have survived, the original church was
built soon after that date. But Cherokee
was listed on some antique maps prior to
1780, so possibly an organized congrega-
tion could have had meetings soon after
the first settlers arrived in Abaco.
The work is being done by volunteers
organized by Mr. Larry Neilly, head of
the Building Fund, along with the men
from the congregation and some of the
women, too.
New books
This is a good time of the year to catch
up on your reading. The library has re-
ceived a couple of boxes of new novels for
your reading enjoyment. Why not check
them out.


Central From Page 13
as ladies' accessories, footwear and cos-
tume jewelry. Mrs. Russell carries school
bags for the kids. The nail technician is
Eve Williams who can design any creative
nails. The store hours remain the same:
Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. -5:30
p.m. The phone number is 367-3422.


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cause serious accident


These are two photos of a ditch on Pole Line Drive in Marsh Harbour. A water line
was put in along the edge of the road butthe ditch was not filled in properly. The ditch
is wide enough for a car tire to drop into. The road is narrow, which means that cars
must sometimes drive on the edge of the pavement when passing a car in the opposite
direction. A motorcycle or bicycle would find this ditch very dangerous. It could cause
a serious accident.


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has moved
By Samantha V. Evans
Trinity's Sexy Thang is located in Dun-
das Town and they specialize in ladies ap-
parel, accessories, handbags and shoes.
The owner, Adeline Louissaint, stated that


she has been open for over a year now but
recently moved into this new spot opposite
Radio Abaco because it is more spacious.
Her shop is located next door to Bayside
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vieupoint...The Need to Preserve Bahamian Culture


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how much have we as a people grown in
the last 34 years?
Who are we as a people?
Do we have an identity, a culture?
Or are we just floating in the winds and
picking up on whatever trend blows our
way and looks or feels good at that time?
When you turn on the radio, all you
hear is rap and other American music,
reggae. If there is any soca being played,
it is from the likes of artists from the
Southern Caribbean. When you travel to
Jamaica and go into the clubs or turn on
their radio stations, all you hear is reggae.
Very rarely do you hear American music
blasting from their speakers. They support
their own music first and have thus cre-
ated a culture surrounding reggae. In the
Bahamas if you hear soca music on the
radio, you will be lucky. Many people just
change the channel when it is played. I am
guilty of this as well.
When a famous reggae or rap artist per-
forms in the Bahamas, Bahamians flock to
their concerts and pay whatever is asked
for the tickets. However, let that be a Gino
D, Baha Men, Ronny Butler or any other
Bahamian performer and see how quickly


the gates fill up.
For some reason Bahamians don't sup-
port their own but prefer to follow the
mantra that foreign is better. This is es-
pecially true amongst the younger genera-
tions who have grown up on MTV, BET
and now Tempo. They forget there is an
entire music and arts culture right in The
Bahamas. There are numerous Bahamian
artists who are struggling to sell CD's and
consistently perform. Yet the CD's of for-
eign artists fly off the shelves throughout
the Bahamas. Some of it has to be blamed
on the radio stations and their choice of
programming. But they will only play
what their listeners want to hear.
Ask most young people now-a-days
who are Sir Durward Knowles or Cecil
Cooke and they have no idea who they are
and what they did. They just won the first
gold medal for the Bahamas at the Olym-
pic level in sailing.
Or Ed Armbrister and the miracle bunt
for the Cincinnati Reds to help them win
back-to-back World Series Champion-
ships in the '70s. Do most of the young
people know that Mychal Thompson was
the first pick in the 1978 draft and that
he averaged 20 plus points and 10 plus
rebounds for five years before winning


back-to-back championships with the Los
Angeles Lakers? However, you ask most
of them a question about Jordan, Kobe,
Lebron, Wade, Jeter or whoever else they
may follow in sports, they will know all
the stats.
The Bahamas has so much history and
culture that is being lost as the generations
change and the new generation has no in-
terest in it.
This country is 34 years old. But where
has it grown, how has its people grown
and where are the young people going.
It may be the older generation is just not
passing on information or the schools are
more focused on teaching everyone else's


history instead of Bahamian history.
If we don't have an identity of our own,
then we will fall into whatever fad there
is and continue following behind what is
out there. Before it is too late, we have to
search for whatever culture we may have
as Bahamians. It is time that we start re-
membering who we are as a people and
hold on to our own.
There is nothing wrong with embracing
the culture of other nations, but you can't
do it to the detriment of your own culture.
Ask any other person in the Caribbean,
and they will always say that Bahamians
have no culture. They just float with the
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Residents and Friends of
Hope Town,
Man-O-War Cay
Great Guana Cay
It is on this occasion marking the second
anniversary of this Council's ascent to office
that we thank you, our constituents, and briefly
highlight some accomplishments that we have
achieved together.
It was in the early stages of the life of our
Council, when we sought to present to you an The Hope Tow
exercise that had never been introduced: an Roy Cash, Deputy Chilef Council
attempt to enact town planning and zoning Harold Malone; Jeremy Sweeting,
byelaws that would curtail uncontrolled growth
and serve our district's quaint nature and pristine conditions. The byelaws, through a district
referendum, were narrowly defeated (despite the support received by the township of Hope Town).
The procedure, although defeated, was a big step in the ever-evolving Local Government process as
we became the first Council to attempt such a feat.
As time went on, we have worked tirelessly on your behalf, to better our communities. Throughout
our district we have listened and we have laboured to bring to you the type of service that is due
you. In our district and respective townships the following is a brief outline of works performed for
the betterment of our district.
Hope Town
* Road works * Built ramp at Government Clinic
* Establishment of a Friendly Society
Man-O-War Cay
* Harbour light fixed * Establishment of a Friendly Society
* Basketball court restoration * Picnic area at "Low Place"
* Better waste management * Old Cemetery restoration
* Street signs * Road works
* Remembering our heroes by erecting Wall of Heroes
* Worked constantly with BEC and Batelco to transfer lines to new poles and extract the old ones
* Helped in construction of wall along "Erie Canal" and beautification of point property
Also in Man-O- War with assistance of the Man-O- War Community Association:
* Harbour welcome sign * Public dock welcome sign
* Harbour markers * Community notice board
Great Guana Cay
* Remembering heroes with a plaque of heroes * Road works
We would like to applaud the efforts of Councillor Robert Malone, who took the initiative to
deal with the relevant government agencies regarding revenue enhancement. He has been tirelessly
working with government agencies to bring a better strategy in revenue collections. His concern of
the loop holes in the current system sparked the attention of the necessary officials and because
of this, various government agencies have responded in kind and have been hosting meetings with
Councillor Malone and other officials to find ways to better the collection system. All of this is an
effort on his part with the hope that if we can collect more revenue, then maybe his township can


vn
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Ch


S receive more. This initiative is well on the right
track; and if brought to full fruition, many
thanks will be in order for Councillor Malone
S and his insight on how to better handle
revenue collections.
We would also like to take this opportunity
to thank Councillor Joe Albury for his personal
contributions in restoring the Man-O-War
Library which was almost a total interior
renovation project. Joe donated materials
and labour to reconstruct the entire floor
that was rotten. He repainted inside the
District Council library, built a new table, bought a computer
Joseph Albury; Christopher Albury; desk and donated a computer. Additionally,
aief Councillor; Robert Malone he installed new lights and a hand carved
library sign with a Man-O-War bird. Further,
he constructed a new flagpole for the school. Mr. Albury, we thank you for this tremendous gift you
have blessed your community with, and may God's richest blessings continue to shine upon you for
your labour of love.
The brief outline above, was not submitted to boast, or to lash out vents of bravado on Council
accomplishments, but instead to keep you abreast on what the Council has done. As residents, you
have the right to be fully informed and not left in the dark. Since assuming office, we didn't just take
another seat on the Council to fill former positions, but rather we have taken bold initiative to work
hard for each and every resident in our district. Yes, that is our job, and that is what is supposed to
be expected of us, and we have worked tirelessly for you.
In times past we have been modest and downplayed the accomplishments of this Council for the
simple reason of not wanting to receive a label of pride. Despite our feelings in the past, we felt the
time has come to present to you a report on what has been done with so little that we have had.
We have worked around the clock finding ways to make each dollar go further and ensuring that we
have been fiscally responsible. So many works have been done with the allocated funds we have had
to work with. We will continue to serve our communities heading into the final year of our Council's
term with integrity, fairness and openness.
If you have any suggestions of ways to make our communities better, let us know. We are here
to serve you!
Yours Faithfully,


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Roy Cash, Councillor



Joseph Albury, Councillor


Jeremy T. Sweeting, Chief Councillor



Robert Malone, Councillor




Christopher Albury, Councillor


Harold Malone, Councillor



Glenn Laing, Councillor






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North Abaco News


BAIC Straw Course
in North Abaco
By Vernique Russell
North Abaco has waited and now it is
finally here. It is North Abaco's turn to
have the Straw Work Course offered to
our residents, sponsored by the Bahamas
Agricultural & Industrial Cooperation.
The course will be held in Cooper's Town
at the Sherlin Bootle High School begin-
ning on July 30. The cost of this course is
$50. Mrs. Patrice Cox is inviting all inter-
ested person to please contact her at BAIC
office at 367-0066 for more information
and registration requirement. North Aba-
co, this is definitely an opportunity you
can't afford to miss. Be ready because the
BAIC Straw Course is coming to town.
Blackwood's 8th
Homecoming Festivities
By Vernique Russell
Yes, folks, you heard me correctly! It's
time for the 8th Annual Homecomings
Festivities in Blackwood and this year the
committee will be doing it bigger and bet-
ter, It's hard to believe that eight years
have passed so quickly according to the
committee. With this in mind the orga-
nizers are looking forward to making this
year's festival the best ever. There will be
lots of food, entertainment, prizes and
surprises for everyone. Organizers are
inviting all residents and descendants of
Blackwood along with family and friends
to come and be a part of the celebration.
The best talent in Blackwood will be show-
cased, all the dancers will be out and the
models are ready to "strut their stuff." So
come be a part of the 8th Annual Black-
wood Homecoming Festival.


Summer Festival
is planned
By Vernique Russell
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race Committee thanks the
general public who has supported them.
On July 10th the committee hosted its final
fund raiser before the launch of the 2nd
Annual Summer Festival and Power Boat
Race and the event was a grand success.
The committee is inviting everyone to
come and be a part of this year's festival.
On July 19th-22nd all roads will lead to
the Ferry Landing at Treasure Cay for the
2nd Annual Summer Festival and Pow-
er Boat Race. Come and join the FUN,
FUN, FUN!
Back to school
eemainder
By Vernique Russell
This is a remainder to parents of stu-
dents that will attend the Sherlin Bootle
High School that this upcoming school
year will bring some changes at the school.
It is your responsibility as parents to con-
tact the school and find what changes are
applicable to your child. There are signs
all over the northern area of the island for
parents to find out what this new school
year will require of your child. Also, if
you have not yet picked up your child's
book list, they are available at the school's
office which is open daily.
A special thank you to all of the edu-
cational staff that served in the schools in
North Abaco but are being transferred. We
appreciated the service that you rendered
to the children of this area. It is appreci-
ated by parents, students and the commu-


nity at large. We are sorry that you have
left us and will surely miss you. Thanks
and best wishes!

Sports
Our boys are ready
for Las Vegas
By Vernique Russell
In just a few days Coaches Godfrey
Rolle and Hartley Bootle will travel with
other basketball teams and chaperones to
Las Vegas, Nevada, to give the boys the
opportunity to play basketball at another
level and interact with other kids from The
Bahamas and the United States. Our boys
will have the chance to make new friends
and gain exposure while enjoying them-
selves and experiencing for themselves
the glamour and adventure of the City of
Light. We are asking that you keep our
boys in your prayers and hopefully they
will return home as champions. Boys,
have fun and be on your best behavior for
who know where next year's tournament
might take you.
Church News
Revival Services
in Crossing Rocks
By Vernique Russell
The Cl/ngi,,g of the Guard was the
topic of the revival services held at Gospel
Tent Ministries in Crossing Rocks where
the host pastor of the church is Min.
James Williams. The services were hosted
by Evangelist Lorenzo Coakley and were
held from June 25 - June 29. There were
nights of healing, deliverance and soul
saving. The pastor along with Evangelist
Coakley thank all of you who were a part
of this event.


Unity Baptist
Vacation Bible School
By Vernique Russell
The pastor and members of Unity Bap-
tist Church in Treasure Cay held a fun-
filled exciting week of Vacation Bible
School. This year's VBS was hosted by
friends that came from the United States
to be a part of this great event. Chil-
dren from various communities in North
Abaco participated in Bible story telling,
games and other activities that captivated
the children minds and enlarged their in-
sights. Pastor Edward LaRoda, host pas-
tor, and his youth department were glad
to provide the children the opportunity to
interact with others and learn more about
God at the same time. They are looking
forward to another fun and spirit filled
VBS next year. A special thank you to all
of you who were a part of VBS 2007 for
your time, effort and service in making
this year's event a grand success.
Revival Services
By Vernique Russell
On July 16th - 20th Evangelist Lorenzo
Coakley along with other ministers is invit-
ing everyone in the Marsh Harbour area to
a week of revival services. The theme for
this week of life-changing services is The
Keys to the Kingdom. The services will be
held at the Central Abaco Primary School
in conjunction with Shekinah Ministries.
An invitation is extended to the public to
attend these services for there is a word
from the Lord for you.

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People in the News
Treasure Cay
Student Excels!
By Vernique Russell
There is no mountain too high to climb
or no river to wide to swim but hard work,
perseverance, discipline and dedication
are all the ingredients needed for the reci-
pe of success. Cameron Parker proved for
himself that indeed if at first he didn't suc-
ceed, just trying again and applying the
above statement to his life would guaran-
tee him great success.
In 2005, after spending four years at
the Sherlin Bootle High School, "Champ"
as he is affectionately called, enrolled as
a student at C.R. Walker High School in
New Providence with hopes of taking his
desire to be a track and field star a step
further. Upon his enrollment, his coach
immediately noticed that he had what
was required to become a Bahamian sport
icon. Though his new school and the new
environment brought him many challeng-


es, one thing he was certain of and that
was "no matter what happens, I will suc-
ceed."
Champ walked through many doors
that were open to him after leaving Abaco
and competed in competitions that were
once only a mere dream. When the school
year began in 2006, Champ was named
Deputy Head Boy. With this achievement
came even greater challenges but through
it all he managed to finish with his head
held high. In June 2007 Champ graduated
from C.R. Walker with many awards but
nothing compared to the assurance that his
hard work landed a full athletic scholar-
ship at a division one university in Texas,
making his dream a step closer to becom-
ing a reality.
Champ, the communities of North
Abaco oud of you. We wish you the
best as you enter this new chapter and we
are all rooting for you knowing that you
will continue to make us extremely proud.
Congratulations!
Cameron "Champ" Parker is the son
of Plural Wells of Treasure Cay and Fox
Town and Oswald Parker, Sr., of Trea-
sure Cay.


Destined for Greatness
By Vernique Russell
What began as a mere dream for a stu-
dent of North Abaco is a step closer to be-
coming a reality. Natural talents and abili-
ties along with hard work, discipline and
dedication have opened doors for Marco
Cooper. Marco has successfully complet-
ed high school in Florida and will now be
attending the University of Delaware on
an athletic scholarship. He will be on the
school's basketball team and this will give
him the opportunity to participate on a di-
vision one level. Marco's love of basket-
ball has opened many doors for him.
He has come from humble beginnings


and is quickly demonstrating that a hum-
ble child tastes the grace of God. While a
student of the Sherlin Bootle High school
in Cooper's Town, he played basketball
on the junior and senior boys team which
allowed him to gain exposure while par-
ticipating in national tournaments such
as Father Marcian and Hugh Campbell.
It was at this time that Ms. Bonnie Bas-
den saw that he was blessed with natural
talents, height and skills and realized that
with more training he could become great.
This led to his being recruited and accept-

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ed into Sunland Baptist Academy in Free-
port, Grand Bahama. This allowed him to
be spotted by and recruited to Florida to
complete high school in a division onel
school. For the school year 2006-2007
Marco was a student at Sagemont High
School in Weston, Florida, and in June he
graduated.
Hard work, discipline, determination
and talents have truly paid off big so far
for Marco. Though he has not achieved
his ultimate goal yet, his drive to succeed
has brought him one step closer to making
his dream a reality. Marco is the son of
Joe and Yvette Cooper of Cedar Harbour
and a proud product of the community of
North Abaco.
Marcom, we are all proud of you and
congratulate you for a job well done. It is
our prayer that as you continue to pursue
your dreams, you would continue to work
hard because we know you have what it
takes to win the race before you.
Congratulations
By Vernique Russell
"And this path, two cannot cross un-
less they become one." On July 7th Mr.
Desmond Bootle and Ms. Melissa Parker


were joined in holy matrimony. The ex-
change of vows, joining of hands and pub-
lic declaration of their love and willing-
ness to be committed to each till death was
performed at a private ceremony in the
Central Abaco area. The communities of
North Abaco would, however, like to ex-
press sincere congratulations to the happy
couple. It is our hope that every day you
live be filled with love, joy and happiness.
Both the bride and groom are residents of
North Abaco. Desmond is the proprietor
of Three D's Custom Signs and Melissa
is the proprietress of High Profile Beauty
Saloon.
Farewell Celebration
By Vernique Russell
On June 29th friends gathered to cel-
ebrate with Custom Officer Delmaro
Mackey on his mini-sabbatical from the
Treasure Cay airport. After serving the
people in North Abaco for the past 15
months, Officer Mackey has been trans-
ferred back to Nassau for a short while.
While on Abaco, he received his first pro-
motion. His services have been dedicated,
committed and professional. He has earned
himself a special spot in the hearts of his
co-workers as well as his customers. The
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tended. The atmosphere was bitter- sweet
as friends and well wishers were happy
to celebrate this achievement with Officer
Mackey but sad to see him leave. Officer
Mackey, we await your return to us.
Appreciation Party
By Vernique Russell
On July 6th Ms. Kettltyn Dorsca host-
ed a party to appreciate the services of Ms
Joy McKenzie and her mother. Family,
friends and well wishers joined Madame
Kettlyn to honor these two great women of
strength and integrity. The communities
of North Abaco congratulate you ladies
for a job well done. Ms. Joy McKenzie
was honored by her former students for
the quality time and knowledge that she
imparted to them while students at Sher-
lin Bootle High. Her mom, Mrs. Tony,
was honored for being a great example
of what mothers should be for their chil-


dren. We say thank you to Ms. McKenzie
for the time you were here. We can never
repay you for what you left with everyone
who walked through your doors.
North Abaco
News Notice
By Vernique Russell
The public is advised that I, Vernique
Russell, can be reached at 1-242-442-
0019 or through 367-2677 when there is
an event that you want covered. I am not
biased or have preferred people or estab-
lishments to write about. However, some
people contact me regularly and make the
necessary arrangements for me to attend
the meeting or event. I am here to report
news of the entire North Abaco district
from Treasure Cay to Walker's Cay in-
clusive of Green Turtle Cay and Spanish
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Tournaments bring top sportsfishermen to Abaco


Championship From Page

to be golden for the crew of Heads Up
as they made up massive ground on the
top yachts, with 5,600 points combined
from the two legs. Then they came back
to Marsh Harbour and continued their hot
fishing with 1,900 points to win by 200
points.
Capt. Chad Wren and his crew were
able to wrestle in 10 blue marlins, one
white marlin and one sailfish to finish with
7,600 points and the overall trophy for the
34th Annual Bahamas Billfish Champion-
ship held between Marsh Harbour, Trea-
sure Cay and Harbour Island.
The first leg was the Marsh Harbour
Championship, then the Harbour Island
Championship, Central Abaco Champi-
onship in Treasure Cay, Treasure Cay
Championship and then ending with the
Boat Harbour Championship.
Mr. Wren said, "I feel really great
about winning and I didn't come in here
thinking I would win. It is something you
dream about doing but not something you
think you will do. It was all team work,
we all worked together and we just pulled
it off. We didn't get to fish the second leg
at all. During the first leg we had a couple
of unfortunate accidents and the rest of


them we just pulled them out. Treasure
Cay definitely did us well. We just stuck
it out, fished hard, stuck to our guns and
got a lot of fish. I will be back for more
and we will try to win more," he added.
It helped that the three boats in the lead
going into the final tournament, Fa-La-
Me, Miss Annie and Cerveza, all had
an off week, which allowed Heads Up to
sneak off with the win.
Heads Up was able to bring in three
blue marlins and net 1,900 points in the
final leg to just hold off Fa-La-Me which
finished second with 7,400 points. In third
was Miss Annie with 7,100 points, fourth
Cerveza with 6,800 and Abracadabra fin-
ished fifth with 6,732.
Abracadabra made it very interesting
during the final week as they won the Boat
Harbour Championship with 4,232 points
and were so hot during the final week they
placed tremendous pressure on the top
four yachts. However, they had so much
ground to make up, even their hot finish
was not enough, but they were able to
walk away with the top prize in one leg.
Finishing second was Fishbone with
3,600 points and Meant 2 Be finished
third with 3,300 points in the fifth leg of
the Championship.
Abracadabra's Capt. Ed Hardin said it
was a dream come true, and it was be-


cause of the hard work of his crew that
they were able to win the Boat Harbour
Championship and put some pressure on
the top boys going into the final day of
fishing.
The guest speaker at the awards dinner
was newly appointed Minister of Tourism


and Aviation, the Hon.Neko Grant, who
thanked all of the sports fishermen for tak-
ing part in the tournament and making it
one of the most successful tournaments in
the world. He thanked the team of Al Beh-
Please see Tournaments Page 26


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mas Billfish Cl/iipq,, .u'ip at Abaco Beach Resort after the fifth leg of the competition.
He is shown here second from left. Next to him is Al Behrendt, organizer of the BBC.
The others, Melinda Williams, Michelle Mikula and Don Cornish, are all with the Tour-
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Viewpoint..

By Julian Lockhart
Abaco has always been lumped in
with the rest of the Family Islands when
it comes to advertising and marketing its
tourism product to the rest of the world.
However, Abaco has proven over the
years to be able to stand on its own, not
only financially but in terms of attract-
ing consistent tourists and dollars to its
shores. Because of this, Abaco needs to be
advertised on the international market as
its own destination such as Grand Bahama
and New Providence are. This will be just
one of the decisions that the new Minister
of Tourism and Aviation. The Hon. Neko
Grant, will make concerning Abaco and
The Bahamas in the coming months.
Mr. Grant was on Abaco for the closing
ceremonies of the 34th Annual Bahamas

Tournaments From Page 25
rendt and Brenda Fletcher for making the
tournament the success it has been over
the years and for the research they have
engineered and scholarships they have es-
tablished for Bahamians going into marine
sciences.
Melinda Williams of the Abaco Tour-
ism Office said, "I feel just wonderful
because it was a wonderful event. Events
like this generate thousands of dollars into
the Abaco economy, and we will be look-
ing forward to this next year. Hopefully,
we will do bigger and better things. The
fishermen are able to get a taste of our
culture and they spend funds outside of the
hotel itself. "We were experiencing some
challenges when the new fishing rules
were put in place, but that is not affecting
the tournaments so much," she added.


July 15, 2007


. Abaco should be a destination


Billfish Championship at the Abaco Beach
Resort and Boat Harbour Marina.
Mr. Grant said, "Abaco is, indeed,
unique. For many years I have personally
appreciated Abaco as the nation's third
city. In terms of economic activity Abaco
is only second to Freeport and third to
Nassau. There are opportunities here that
we at the Ministry of Tourism will be ex-
ploring. The potential of Abaco is great.
There are many good things planned for
Abaco and things that will come to fruition
in a very reasonable time," he added.
Abaco is already known as the boating
capital of the Bahamas and derives some
10 percent of its tourist dollars from boat-
ers and events surrounding the seas.
There are over 6,000 second homeown-
ers on Abaco, the highest number in the
Bahamas and these make up a huge sec-
tion of the return visitors to Abaco year
after year.
With two new residential developments
already started, The Abaco Club of Wind-
ing Bay and Baker's Bay on Guana Cay,
and a third, Rocky Point Development
near Sandy Point, to start development
soon, there will be even more second ho-
meowners calling Abaco home.
However, the Ministry of Tourism still
does not market Abaco as its own destina-
tion and despite the efforts by the Abaco
Tourist Office, their best laid plans are
sometimes thwarted by the powers to be
in New Providence. If Abaco could have
its own marketing plan, along with a new
airport, it will open up the tourism busi-
ness on the islands and cays and give Aba-
conians even more financial opportunities
than already before them.
Mr. Grant said they are looking into
numerous avenues to increase the tour-


ism product in Abaco, but Abaco is only
one of the many islands his ministry has to
benefit and in time things will improve.
Abaco Tourist Office director Don
Cornish feels that in order for his product
to grow Abaco needs to stand on its own
and move forward as a separate destina-
tion from the other Family Islands. Mr.
Cornish said, "I think it is important be-
cause at some point we need to differenti-
ate what our product is from the general
Bahamas product. It is a matter of making
sure that we remain competitive, espe-
cially since the world has become a much


smaller place. We have to begin to focus
on the things that are unique to us and the
better quality of stuff we want to sell to
our customers," he concluded.
"We have to develop portions of the
island one portion at a time. With devel-
opment comes the need for supervision
and need for monitoring by the Ministry
of Works. In addition to that, there are
developments taking place all over the Ba-
hamas and we have a responsibility to see
that our country is developed in an orderly
fashion.


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


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


Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
* Between Marsh Harbour Airport and
Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr $12 + $3
Bristol Cellers thru A Beach Hotel or Gov't dock thru
Dundas Town $10+$3
Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer's Market $10 + $2
Gov't Clinic thru Western Auto $ 6 + $2
Gov freight dock through Dundas Town $10 + $3
Murphy Town to Shell Sta $14 + $4
Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house $14 + $4
Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house $14 + $4
Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house $16 + $5
Great Cistern $20 + $5
Spring City $15 + $5
Snake Cay $35 + $10
Treasure Cay $60 + $10
Casuarina Point $60 + $10
Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores $70 + $ 10
Little Harbour or Cherokee $80 + $10
Crossing Rocks $100 + $10
Sandy Point $135 + $10
* Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally's & Eastern Shore $ 2 each
Jib Room $ 3 each
Solomon's Super Center $5 + $3
Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov't dock $ 6 + $3
Government Freight Dock $ 7 + $3
Gov.Clinic, W . Auto or Nat. Insurance ................... $ 9 + $3
Mother Merle restaurant $10 + $3
Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour
Children under three- free * Caged pets - as people
Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea.
* Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
Moxy $18+$5
Bahamas Star farm $24 + $5
Sand Banks $24 + $5
Joe's Creek, Leisure Lee $44 + $10
Black Wood $18 + $5
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $37 + $5
Cedar Harbour $55 + $5
Wood Cay $60 + $5
Mount Hope $65 + $5
Fox Town $70 + $5
Crown Haven $75 + $5
Marsh Harbour Airport $75 + $10
T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour $65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) $18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles $22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek $35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey $16 + $5
T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX $6 + $3
Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $75 +

Airlines Serving Abaco
Abaco Air - Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle - Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- Nassau,W Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Chaulks- Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0329
Continental Connection - Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Island Express - Ft Lauderdale 367-0169
Southern Air- Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso - Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Vintage Props & Jets - New Smyrna B 367-4852
Yellow Air Taxi - Ft Lauderdale 954-359-0292
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 Tow n......................................................... 366-043 1
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay............................................. 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay............................................ 365-44 11
Dive Guana....................................... ........... ........... 365-5178
Man-O-W ar Dive Shop ................................ ......... .... 365-6013

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


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Ferry Schedules * Departure times shown * Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War - 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay - 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 * MH/HT One way $15 / RT $20 * Children 6 - 12 half fare,
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:00am* 8:50 10:20 12: pm 1:55 3:55* 5:40
(Limited Sunday Schedule) Return 7:55 am 9:30 II 12:30pm* 2:55 5 6:15
Marsh Harbour > White Sound 7am 12pm 3:15 Return 7:40 1:10 4:25
* to or from White Sound


Albury's Ferry Service * Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 * VHF Ch. 16
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm 2
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30*(M-Sat)
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15*
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am - Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30


4 5:45
4 5 6:30
4 5:45*
(M-Sat) ln Sundays

5:45


Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30
Same day fare * Adult prepaid oneway $16 / Round Trip $22, * * Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry * Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 * VHF Ch 16 * Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) * Round trip $15 * Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures * Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town - Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise - Fr $25, call for time

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

Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates * Adults $95 RT, $55 OW * Cars & trucks
Enovahs Bus Service - Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry
dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco * Call 367-2165
Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport
Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour


Abaco Marinas - Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club .....32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36....... F .....367-2182
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways..................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay ............... 32....... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

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

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


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


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


Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Budy Pinder.............366-2165
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle .......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040
Ricky Sawyer ..........365-4261


To Abaco by land and sea from Florida * Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-473-3779) from
West Palm Beach to Freeport * Bus to McLeans Town * Ferry to Crown Haven *
Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock
* Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War or Guana Cay * Its an adventure


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Abaconian


Bikes & Scooters * Boats * Cars & Carts
Rentals * Marsh Harbour
A & P Car Rentals ............................. 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals ............................ 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals........................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals ................. 367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals........................ 367-5570
Laysue Boat Rentals ......................... 367-4414
Pier One Boat Rentals ....................... 367-3587
Power Cat Boat Rentals .................... 367-4620
Quality Star Texaco Cars................... 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
Wilmac Car Rentals .......367-4970 or 367-4313
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
Loggerhead Boat Rental.................... 365-5461
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ............................. 365-4145
Sea Side Carts............................. 477-5497
T & A Cart Rentals ....................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & bikes................. 365-5178
Man-O-War
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................. 365-6059
Island Treasures Cart Rentals........... 365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals.................. 365-6024
Water Ways Boat Rent...357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals ................ 366-0292
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals .............. 366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals ................... 366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ........................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals ............... 366-0282
J R's Cart Rental................................ 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................... 366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals............................. 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Alison Car Rent ................................. 365-8193
Cash's Carts ............................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals .................. 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................... 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................... 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ........................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures - Kayaks .............. 365-8749


Please bring errors & revisions to our attention - Rev I ul 07


Visitors' Guide
Restaurants * Services * Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers................ .............$$$ .. ....367-2158
Curly Tails .....................$$$.............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-2002
Golden Grouper ...........................367-2301
Hummingbird....................$$.............367-2922
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mangoes ........................$$$ .............367-2366
Pop's Place........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sapodilly's ...................$$$ .............367-3498
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack ........... $..... .....+...367-4005
Snappas .............................$ ............. 367-2278
Subw ay ............................................. 367-2798
Wallys .........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Dundas Town
Mother Merle's .................$$

Hope Town
Abaco Inn ............ $$$......... ..... 366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$.............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
Munchies ................... ........ ....366-0423
Sea Spray ......................$$ ..... ....366-0065
Man-O-War
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Guana Cay
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers ......................$$$ .............365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .......................................265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight .............. ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$ .............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ...............$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club .........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$ .............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe .......................... 365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree RestauranT H Cafe Open Nights Only
Harbour Caf6 (ferry dock) ..$ .....+.... 365-8635
Sandy Point
Nancy's ......................
Pete & Gays ................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477




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VOLUME 1 4, NUMBER 14, JULY 15th, 2007


34 years of Independence is celebrated

Central Abaco had flag raising ceremony


By Mirella Santillo
The Independence ceremony for Cen-
tral Abaco took place in Marsh Harbour at
Goombay Park and started with a religious
service, celebrated by an audience that
grew as the evening progressed. Members
of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band
and the Wesley College Band entertained
the congregation with music along with


By Candy Key
Yep, it was that time of year again,
when Grades 5 and 6 at Hope Town
School turn their attention to taking
their long awaited "Senior Trip." In
past years the merry bands have ex-
plored Andros, Inagua and gone to see
the King Tut exhibit in Florida. Where
would our travels take us this year? We
were trying to make a trip to the Exuma
Cays National Park work when a friend
said, "You have all boys - do a guy
thing like take them to Surfer's Haven


singing by the choir of the Church of God
in Dundas Town. Bishop Clifford Henfield
was moderator for the evening. Nearly ev-
ery member of the Christian Council was
represented that evening with several of
them taking part in the service.
The Bahamas is boasting of 34 years
of Independence, a relatively young age
for a country which is holding its own and


in Eleuthera and do an outdoor trip."
Well - mothers Cha Boyce and Peggy
Thompson and I got more excited after
e-mailing the owner, Tom Glucksmann,
who said he also did a great-sounding
combination of surfing, drift snorkeling,
cliff jumping, blue hole swims, kayak-
ing, exploring caves, camping out, bon-
fires on the beach (yes, he tells scary
stories, too !) and exploring historical

Please see School Trip Page 2


progressing. At least, techno-
logically and financially, if not
morally, according to some of
Abaco's religious leaders. They
deplored the depleting of mor-
al values in their prayers and
by Pastor David Cartwright,
guest speaker, at the religious
service on July 9th. He based
his sermon on moral issues and
the verse from Psalms, "If the
foundations are destroyed what
will the righteous do? We must
confess that this nation has
not progressed morally, it has
regressed," proclaimed pas-
tor Cartwright, supporting his
statement by unpleasant statis-
tics.
The second part of the cere-
mony, a cultural show, includ-
ed speeches and performances
by Murphy Town's band Im-
pact and Marsh Harbour's
"New Entry."
Every one was anticipating
the Royal Bahamas Police

Please see Independence

Page 20


Royal Bahamas Police Officer, Sgt. Larry Rolle,
had the honour of raising the flag at the Indepen-
dence celebration on Independence Eve in Marsh
Harbour.


Crawfish season opens August 1


Beginning on August 1 and lasting until
March 31, 2008, fishermen and visitors
can harvest crawfish. Non-Bahamians
should be aware that there are severe re-
strictions on the daily bag limits.
It is understood that the fishing rules
are under review but there have been no
changes announced to date. Foreigners
would be advised to get current fishing
information closer to August 1.
All crawfish tails must have a length of


51/2 inches or more. Whole crawfish must
have a carapace length of 3 /4 inches.
This is measured from the base of the
horns to the end of the shell. Females with
eggs, seen as red berries under the tail,
must not be disturbed.
The local Department of Marine Re-
sources has several boats and they are all
expected to be out on the water looking for
infractions, both out-of-season catches and
undersize crawfish after the season opens.


Winding Bay hosts teachers
"I / ii - :;,.-I


Teachers and staff members of Abaco Central High School enjoyed a lunch at the
Abaco Club at Winding Bay to celebrate the end of the school year.


About 50 administrators, teachers
and support staff of Abaco Central High
School were recently treated to a buf-
fet lunch at the Abaco Club on Winding
Bay.
"Educators are a group of people
whose praises are not often sung," said


Alberto Pirozzini, the resort's managing
director. "In keeping with our commit-
ment to the youth of Abaco, it is a privi-
lege to show our appreciation to person-
nel from Abaco Central High School.

Please see School Page 20


election Day * Man-O-War * August 2
See details on page 27


Students visit Eleuthera I


The fifth and sixth grade classes of the Hope Town Primary School, eight boys, took
a school trip to Eleuthera where they explored historic sites as well as took part in
many exciting water-based sports. They all declared they had a fantastic time.


IMany Abaco youth are enjoying camps this summer. They have a vareity to choose
from. Pictured above are a goup of young people attending Camp Abaco, a long tra-
fition on Abaco. Other will attend camp sponsored by the Police, Friends or various
church or civic organizations. See story on page 24.


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Page 2 B The Abaconian


July 15, 2007


'Lutra trip was popular with boys and adults


School Trip From Page 1
sites in "Lutra." Our decision was made
and we were 'Lutra Bound.
We chartered both Cherokee Air and
Abaco Air for the 35-minute trip down to
North Eleuthera. We arrived about 8 in
the morning and Tom met us there with
his famous Safari Bus which became our
tour bus for three days. It was a diesel
truck with two rows of surprisingly very
comfortable seats, one on each side, and
a heavy material tarp over the top. Re-


The eight boys of grades five and six of the
Hope Town Primary School enjoyed a rea,
active exploratory trip to Eleuthera that had
lots of physically challenging activities. Here
they are seen investigating Preacher's Cave.
This huge structure has seen a lot of arche
ologists and scientists i, c ri'l as they discov
ered several skeletons and anifactr. in shal
low graves of the main cave floor


member, the theme of this trip was "out-
doorsy".
We arrived in sunny weather. But as
soon as we loaded up in the Safari Bus,
the rain started and did not let up for most
of the time we were there. It became sort
of fun; and if you want those delicious
Bristle Star pineapples, ya gotta have rain
! It was a good trade off for us.
It only took me about three minutes to
realize Tom had been a teacher - and a
good one at that. He had those eight boys'
names memorized and had a handle on
their personalities in five minutes. Tom
was in control! We three women looked
at each other and winked - this trip was
getting better all the time! Tom and
the boys unloaded the bus; and as they
flew into the large multi-leveled house
to change for surfing, Tom turned to us
and said, "I know all three of you do
yoga. Go on down the dirt road a piece
and you'll find Stephanie just starting
her class - the boys are with me." Our
yoga in the rain on a platform overlook-
ing the sea was so peaceful and restor-
ative we could have gone on forever.
We then tried to find the famous
Surfer's Beach. It was raining so hard
and we were laughing so much that
we missed the turn and walked what
seemed miles in the wrong direction.
We finally found the spot and Tom had
all the boys on boards instructing away.
SHe also runs a surf camp for kids the
last two weeks of June each year and
was a competitive swimmer in Nassau.
SAfter a lunch (which was provided in
our cost) of homemade pizza, fruit,
sandwiches and drinks, we loaded back
up in the safari bus for a return trip
to Gregory Town to a beautiful park


area and cliff jumping. The two jump sites
were 10 feet high and 18 feet high. Tom
leaped off with a loud scream followed
by the boys with equally loud yells. Then
they would swim around, climb up steps
and go again.
Noah Albury was our brave one who
mastered the 18-foot jump. I think he told
his mother it was only 11 feet! The group
then traveled towards Current settlement
and went drift snorkeling in the swift cut's
current between the mainland and Current
Island called the Current Cut. We splurged
and went out to eat in Gregory Town that
night. Cush's Restaurant fixed delicious
conch and fried chicken for us.
I had mentioned in the note home to
parents that there would be "limited" use
of game boys and ipods. That limit was
up when we touched ground at the airport
in North Eleuthera. I collected them all
to loud protests. The boys announced they


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wanted to stay up as long as they could
each night. Tom's policy is lights out at
10 - I don't think anyone made it that late
any night!
The second day the group was up at 6
a.m. for Dawn Patrol surfing. After break-
fast we traveled to the South end to the Is-
land School and Island Institute for a tour of
the environmental school. The students were
impressed with the very comfortable $5,000
boardroom chairs made out of recycled plas-
tic! We were able to see the eco-farming,
eco-fuel making from used cooking oil (bio-
diesel) and looked at the tanks of fish they
are farming. As we passed the old grain si-
los, Tom explained how Eleuthera had once
been the breadbasket for all The Bahamas.
He further told us that only Cat Island and
Eleuthera have the red rich soil necessary
to grow so many things well. It may have
Please see School Trip Page 4


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Field trips educate and develop social bonds


School Trip From Page 2
blown onto the two islands from Africa hun-
dreds of years ago!


Only the brave - which were all the students
pated in cliff jumping during the Hope Town
field trip to Eleuthera In ruci This activity
favourite of most of the students.


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The boys climbed giant Banyan trees that
are over 200 years old and are unfortunately
dying. Scientists do not know why but are
studying them. We drove through beautiful,
quaint settlements and ordered our seven
dozen boxes of pineapples to
pick up on the way home that
evening. We drove through our
National Anthem composer,
Timothy Gibson's home town
of Savannah Sound and Gover-
nor's Harbour where one argu-
ment says was the first home of
the Eleutheran Adventurers, not
Preacher's Cave. We stopped in
Rock Sound to eat another de-
licious lunch and do more cliff
jumping into the famous Rock
Sound Blue Hole. That night
was bonfire night on the beach
and roasting marshmallows to
make some-mores. Ghost sto-
' ries are just part of the bonfire
scene!
The third and final day was
just as busy! We headed in the
opposite direction. Although we
L-'. had gone over the Glass Win-
i " dow Bridge several times, that
morning we piled out and Tom
explained a lot about the spot's
history and how hurricanes had
devastated it. He took the guys
down through a cave area by
the bridge to a boiling hole.
Perfect timing - low tide. Tom
explained that the sea beyond
partici- the Glass Window Bridge was
School's some 20,000 feet deep and one
was th of the deepest parts of the Atlan-
tic Ocean. From there we drove
down a dirt road to the famous


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Preacher's Cave where it is thought the
Eleutheran Adventurers may have lived af-
ter they were ship wrecked. He pointed out
the pulpit area in the cave where, for many
years after settling, they would come back to
offer their thanks. Recently, there have been
several skeletons and artifacts discovered in
the cave.
Leaving there it was on to catch the ferry
to Spanish Wells where we were met by
teacher, Justin Higgs, and his grandmother,
Mrs. Ruth Higgs. She led our golf cart tour
of the island and we lunched at the park
there. Mrs. Higgs arranged for us to see the
Spanish Wells Museum which is beautifully
done and a must-see stop and the gorgeous
Methodist Church. Our time was up and we
held a humorous award ceremony on the
beach by the ferry dock before heading to
the airport to depart.
The students are still raving about the
trip. Here are some comments from them:
Ben Patterson: The cliff diving and jump-


ing was the most fun activity. Every time I
would climb up and look over to get ready
to jump, my head would hurt - but I jumped
anyhow!
Shawn Loinee: I really liked the pineap-
ple farm and seeing how they grow. I also
love to eat them! I was scared to do the cliff
jumping at first; I kept backing down. I'm
glad I finally did it!
Noah Albury: I like the feeling of jump-
ing so I really liked the cliff jumping. It felt
like all the blood would rush to my head
when I jumped. I was the only one to try the
high jump.
James Boyce: I love to surf and I really
enjoyed that part, especially the early morn-
ing surf time. We surfed right over a small
shark but Tom was watching closely. I re-
ally enjoyed the Island School tour as well
and Preacher's Cave was cool.

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July 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 5 B


By Vernique Russell
For quite a number of years, we been an-
ticipating renovations and an upgrade to the
Treasure Cay International Airport. But re-
cently the need has gone from anticipating to
we want it now. The airport facilities in North
Abaco have outgrown itself. The terminal
is too small to provide the proper comfort-
able services for the people. Our number one
industry is tourism, and we are responsible
for ensuring that these people are satisfied
in every possible way. While we must show
extreme concern for this group's well being
and satisfaction, we must also seek to improve
the working conditions for those that are em-
ployed there.
Whether you are a ticket agent, flight sup-
port agent, janitor or security officer, the
working conditions have become extremely
uncomfortable. A few days ago while we en-
joyed a rain storm, it burdened me to see the
security officers outside working in the rain,
to watch the visitors' luggage get wet and to
look on the visitors' face and see their dis-
comfort in an overcrowded and hot building.
What can we say to these people after all this
time? Some of them have been coming here
for years. There is no explanation why after
10 years they are coming to the same state
at an airport on an island that is growing so
fast.


Are the security officers not people? Do
they not deserve first class working condi-
tions? How can we be comfortable while the
rain is pouring and they are getting wet? It's
an injustice to allow this to continue. The in-
side of the terminal is in a poor state. It looks
as if it has not been painted in years. I am still
trying to figure out who is the airport man-
ager and why don't we have a manager in the
north. Service is everything, beside sun, sand
and sea, service is all we have.
My object is not to cast blame or point fin-
ger but just to be a voice crying out for many.
A new airport was promised to the north dur-
ing the election campaign. Well, Mr. Prime
Minister and our Member of Parliament, we
are in DESPERATE need of that. We are de-
pending on not just the building but new poli-
cies. The old way of doing things has failed us
and we need new and more effective manage-
ment that will cater to us, work among us and
know what's going on around the airport.
While this article is not to gain self pity or
sympathy, this is one to inform and remind
those in authority that in order to provide first
class service to our visitors, we need better
facilities. Our tourists want it and we need it.


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School Trip From Page 4
Juan Bobby: My favourite part was surf-
ing. The waves were medium sized and I
caught quite a few. It was really, really
fun!
Lance Roberts: When you cliff jump,
you feel like you are flying. I liked the
feeling of G-forces. I loved the adrenalin rush
from it!
Sean Stevenson: I was so proud because
I caught a lot of waves and really learned to
surf. Everything was exciting to me!
Dylan Thompson: Surfing was my favou-
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I can't wait!
Cha, Peggy and Candace: What we en-
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News of the Cays


Man O War Cay
Residents Protest
Fowl Cay Park Proposal
By Jennifer Hudson
A proposal for the establishment of the
Fowl Cays Land and Sea Park was pre-
sented on June 12 at an open meeting for
all persons with concerns regarding this
issue. Presenter, Ms. Tamika Rahming,
Director of Parks for the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust, expressed her disappointment
that so few persons from the community
attended. The majority of people present
were dive operators from Marsh Har-
bour and Guana Cay and environmentally
aware persons who voiced their opinions
in favour of the proposal. An article re-
garding the meeting appeared in the June
15 edition of The Abaconian.
A few weeks following this meeting the
residents of Man-O-War Cay came for-
ward to vocally oppose this proposal and
asked Chief Councillor Jeremy Sweeting,
who had actually attended the meeting, to
speak on their behalf. He stated, "While I
am committed to conservation, I feel that
Bahamian rights must be respected. The
people of Man-O-War have fished in that
area for years and years and, in my opin-
ion, the Pelican Cays Park a little further
south is pretty sufficient. A good place for
a park, I feel, would be Powell Cay and
Stranger's Cay which are larger areas with
miles of uninhabited cays. Already in ex-
istence are the Pelican Cays Park and the
Park at Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay.
We must leave some space for Bahamians.
I feel I would be falling down on my du-
ties if I did not take the lead and express
their concerns."


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"Some of the residents would be agree-
able for part of the area to be protected but
not for it to be totally closed. They would
agree to the area towards the Great Barrier
Reef where the tourists go and dive be-
ing part of the park but not inside the cay
where they have lobster traps and go con-
ching. Another of their concerns is that
they feel it would be difficult to police the
area. They fear that dive boat operators
will take upon themselves the position of
game wardens and bully local persons us-
ing the area for pleasure and enjoyment. It
would be difficult to tell from which area
the conchs came for the conch salad they
may be eating on the beach."
Persons on Man-O-War have drawn
up a petition which they feel that 90 per-
cent of their community will support. "It
has already received tremendous support
and on Independence Day it will be an-
nounced over a loudspeaker for everyone
to come and sign the petition which will be
placed on a table in the centre of town,"
announced Mr. Sweeting. "A petition has
also been started on Elbow Cay and Gua-
na Cay expressing the same sentiments,
though I have heard that there are not as
many supporters in Hope Town for it as
there are on Guana since many residents
of Hope Town are in favour of the park.
We ask for others in Marsh Harbour who
stand with us on this issue to support us."
"This petition should be before Parlia-
ment within the next month or so and will
be sent to our Member of Parliament, the
Prime Minister, Friends of the Environ-
ment and the Bahamas National Trust."
Mr. Sweeting wishes to thank the for-
mer administration who, he says, after


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hearing of their position, "Reviewed it
and were giving time to consider it. We
ask the new government to do the same. If
the proposal were not as extreme, it could
better serve everybody," he stated.
Mr. Sweeting stated that he supports
most of the programmes of the Friends of
the Environment and the Bahamas Nation-
al Trust that both do tremendous work,
and he commends them. But in this case
he feels that they are "kind of stepping on
local people's toes."
Elbow Cay
Aluminum Can Recycling
Program Expands
By Mary Balzac
The Hope Town Association and the


Hope Town District Council have inaugu-
rated an Adopt a Can Program by distrib-
uting five painted "Cans" for aluminum
can recycling to the following locations:
Sea Spray Resort, Sweetings Grocery
Store, LVA Grocery Store, the Post Of-
fice and the North End. These are in ad-
dition to the Can Recycling Cart which
Friends of the Environment maintains at
Sunshine Park next to the Hope Town
Harbour Lodge dock.
This has been an outstanding commu-
nity effort with commendations to go to
Harold Malone for donating the "Cans,"
Perry Petry painting the undercoating,

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More News of the Cays


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Children and adults worked together to raise funds for Friends of Abaco Animals, a
humane group on Elbow Cay. Prizes were given for those who raised the largest amount
of money. 51,i 11 here are Tiffany, Sam, Sammie, William and Albert, the top winners.
Bonnie Hall poses in front of the winners with Lady, an annual walker. Pedigree and
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Cays From Page 6
each class of the Hope Town All Age
School fancifully painting the "Cans,"
and Jean Santil for delivering them to the
above locations.
In one month's time aluminum can
recycling on Elbow Cay has greatly ex-
panded. Cheryl Noice got the ball rolling
by adopting the "Can" at Sea Spray Re-
sort, with Junior Mernard of Sea Spray
now delivering their two huge bags of
cans a week to the Sunshine Park Cart
for further delivery to Marsh Harbour.
Kitty Donnan and Peggy Brawley have
adopted the "Can" at the North End, the
Town Council tends the "Can" at the
Post Office and Mary Balzac with the
help of grandson, Ben Patterson, is tend-
ing the "Cans" at LVA and Sweetings
Grocery.


PerryThomas
Lofty Fig Villas four buildings with six one-bedroom,
one-bath-
room units
with office
and swim-
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This one and
a half acres of land is located in the heart of the restaurant
business area with the water front within 200 feet. With
any elevaton this property has water views. It is perfect
for anyone wanting to develop a motel or condominiums
for rental or sale. Priced at $2,156,500 gross
Great Business Opportunity a two-story
building that
has a total of
19,300 sq.
ft. There are
7 apartment units on top floor that are rented and two
huge office spaces on the bottom floor that are rented.
This building is located in Marsh Harbour and is on
three lots that are 100' x 120', bringing the total land
space to 36,000 sq. ft. This building is priced to sell at
$1,500,000 gross
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bath-
room, fully
furnished
apt, also one
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three bed-
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and half bathroom. Property 80' x 100'. Oleander Drive
across from Friendship Tabernacle Church, Dundas Town
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House sits on one acre of property. Appraised $330,000
Selling price $285,000


Join us in helping keep Elbow Cay
clean and serene by separating aluminum
cans from the rest of your trash and put-
ting them in the Recycle Cart or Recycle
"Cans" at any of the above locations.
Hope Town Walks
for the Animals
By Candace Key
Recently, the Hope Town humane so-
ciety, Friends of Abaco Animals, held
its 3rd Annual Dog-Walk-a-Thon. This
year it was held in the memory of Mr.
Phil Remery, who always walked his laid
back cat, Chauncey, along with all the
dogs. The children had been soliciting
sponsors for the annual event for quite
some time and were all eager to begin.
Several children did not have dogs but

Please see Cays Page 8


,L Ph: 242-367-323

*Sea Star Building
(beside Maxwell's)
Marsh Harbour


Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts,
2 one bed-
room, one
bathroom
apts. Total
3150 sq.
ft. All units
furnished,
All units have central A/C units, 3 units have washer/dryer
units. 1200 sq. ft. wooden building that houses washer
and dryer for apt. one. Property 150' x 88' All units are
rented. Off Forest Dr., Dundas Town. Appraised value
$430,000 Asking price $375,000
Agape Villa Murphy Town Three free standing
structures
contain-
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bathroom
apartment units that are fully furnished with central air
conditioning. Also a three bedroom, two bathroom home
that is fully furnished and has central air conditioning.
All located on land that is over 24,000 sq. ft in size.
Landscaped with beautiful trees and lawn. Appraised value
$650,000 Priced at $590,000 All units are rented. Person
purchasing this will have an instant business.
Home in Marsh Harbour, 3 bedroom,
two bath-
room, liv-
ing room,
k kitchen,
laundry.
Home has
a space be-
ing used as business area that was used as a bakery.
Home situated on property 105' x 147' and has storage
building that is 10' x 12' in the rear of the home. Priced
at $293,800 gross
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers
Quarters in the Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number
I , 44, 112. These lots are priced individually.
Lot #11 consists of 11,022 sq. ft. and is priced at
$85,000 gross. Lot #44 consists of 13,307 sq. ft and is
priced at $98,000 gross. Lot # 112 consists of 20,485
sq. ft. and is priced at $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's
Heights near Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay High-
way. Priced at $30,000 per acre, this property will go
fast. Call today
Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, SVC - Broker
Appraiser, President with 19 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI - Salesman/Co-owner
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Page 8 B The Abaconian


More News of the Cays


Cays From Page 7
Friends President Jane Thompson had
plenty to go around and a lot of children
walked with two leashes snapped on
dogs! Everyone loves to walk Jane's two
rescued three-legged dogs. The crowds
gathered in the park early and purchased
the yearly themed T-shirts and cookies
in the shape of dogs and cats made by
Sunshine Bakery's owner, Dee Albury,
and donated to the fund raiser by Hope
Town Lodge Manager, Tom Hazel.
The walk began with mothers, chil-
dren, teachers and community support-
ers from Hope Town, Man-O-War Cay
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and Marsh Harbour walking up the shady
road to Turtle Hill Resort. Several golf
carts went alongside to pick up weary
walkers and hot dogs.
After the group returned to the park
and the two and four-legged walkers had
water (where did the three-legged crea-
tures go?) prizes were given to children
who had collected the most money. This
event is the major fund raiser for this
25-year-old humane organization. Pu-
rina brand pet food sold by Lightbourn
Trading sponsored the walk for the sec-
ond year and donated great prizes to all
walkers. Thank you, Mr. Franklin Bur-
rows!


School Trip From Page 5

fast groups. There is a full kitchen you can
use and small fridges are in the rooms. The
price is right for local school groups (usual-
ly around 12-15 people). The three days of
touring with lunch and yoga included was
$198 per person. Well worth every penny!
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The Abaconian


Fishing tournaments' impact on Abaco's economy


By Julian Lockhart
Retailers, jewelry stores, food stores,
restaurants, car and bike rental compa-
nies, hotels and guest houses look for-
ward to the sports fishing season where
many of them make the majority of their
money during the short span that the fish-
ing tournaments are held in Abaco. The
Bahamas Billfish Championships is one
of the largest tournaments on Abaco and
the first leg was held at the Abaco Beach
Club and Boat Harbour Marina April
and 76 yachts took part in this leg.
The BBC and other tournaments
bring in hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars into the local communities and
also create extra jobs at the same time.
Sales Manager at Boat Harbour, Kevie
Thomas, said, "These tournaments are
very important to our economy. All the
restaurants rely on the tournaments be-
cause we actually bring the people in.
Winding Bay and Baker's Bay don't re-
ally cater to the rest of the community.
They bring their people in and that is
where they stay. But at the marina we
bring in 200 boats and 82 rooms and all
of these people have to eat every night.


So the restaurants, the food stores, the
gift shops; everybody is getting some-
thing from these people when they come
here. Everybody is looking forward to
these tournaments. The wealth is spread
all around. The repeat business here at
the resort is almost 78 percent and they
have been coming here for eight to 10
years," she added.
Each yacht at the tournament spends
on average $10,000 per boat for the week
on fuel and on average $15,000 for the
week for fuel, housing, food and drinks
and incidentals they may purchase while
on Abaco. Boat Harbour has to hire ex-
tra staff during the boating season and
for all the fishing tournaments they host.
Mrs. Thomas said there are at least 15
boat washers every day on property.
Monica Higgs, one of the owners of
Abaco Gold and tournament sponsor,
said the owners and crew of the yachts
at the tournaments support all the local
businesses by buying groceries, gifts,
clothing, and they are here for so long
they have to supply their boats when
they are in Abaco. She added that most


of the money that the jewelry stores
make are during the fishing seasons and
when most of the boaters are here.
Mrs. Thomas is afraid that negative
comments made by former Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Leslie Miller, towards foreign
boaters and fisherman may affect their
bottom line in years to come. She said if
these owners, who are millionaires, are
continuously offended or feel they are
not welcome, they will find elsewhere to
go and businesses throughout Abaco will
feel the immediate impact financially.
Mrs. Thomas said, "Some of our
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cause it wasn't said well, and you can't
stereotype everybody for a few that do
the wrong thing. Most of our guests do
not break the laws. Also the laws are
not clear at all, and people aren't sure
what they are supposed to do and not
do. This way there is no room for error.
If they carry their business anywhere, it
will impact Marsh Harbour greatly. Our
guests use the taxis and a 100 staff right
here will be without work. The restau-
rants will be impacted. When Boat Har-
bour is empty, so are the restaurants in
town. When we are full, so are the res-
taurants in town," she concluded.


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"School NewsI


First annual
graduation ball
By Mirella Santillo
Dressed as characters from Margaret
Mitchell's novel, couples made their en-
trance through the brightly lit columned
porch while a fountain murmured in
the background. The door was open for
them by an usher, also formally dressed.
It was not a scene from Gone with the
Wind, but from the first Graduation Ball
that took place on June 23rd at the Faith
Convention Center in Marsh Harbour. It
was a double celebration as it was also
the first function to be held at the new,
plushly decorated Faith Convention
Center. Approximately 20 high school
graduates and their escorts as well as


their friends and families, altogether
about 100 people, attended the event
that was coordinated by Mrs. Leticia
McIntosh.
Tables were set on each side of the
entrance hall, tastefully decorated with
flower arrangements. In the food cor-
ner the senses were drawn by mouth-
watering odors emanating from the
buffet tables displaying typical Bahami-
an dishes prepared by Chef Bathsheba
Davis and by a colorful composition of
desserts all produced on the premises
by pastry cook, Ms. Rachel Deborah
Burrows.
Orchestrated by Master of Ceremony,
Mr. Jack Thompson, who had flown from
Nassau for the event, the evening un-
folded with a number of performances. A


fire dancer from Freeport, Ms. Nathalie
Seymour, brought over for the occasion
by her sister, Mrs. Leticia McIntosh put
on a well acclaimed performance. Mrs.
Bernadette Hepburn sang with a "special
guest." After the dinner break, the enter-
tainment resumed with comedian Tawari
Rodgers dressed as a hobo accompanied
by his wine bottle. He drew a lot of laugh-
ter with his ethnic and macho jokes. A
liturgical dancer, Ms. Lakita Cartwright,
dressed in a long pink dancing gown and
ballet shoes, put on a very feminine per-
formance.
Mr. Thompson introduced the guest
speaker, S.C. Bootle's teacher, Mrs.
Therese Bethel, who congratulated her
students and reminded them of the impor-
tance to go through life with dreams and
making them come through. "You have
the potential to succeed, maximize your
dreams. Do not allow your passion for


your dreams to die, allow them to come
through," she ended. Her statements
were reinforced by Mr. Thompson who
said,"Hold your heads and keep away
from temptation. You will have many
even in college."
An award presentation followed with
the mo nn Davis as the couple who made
the best entrance. She was also chosen as
the best dressed female of the evening and
was finally elected queen of the ball. The
best dressed male was Stephen Pedican,
wearing a tail tuxedo over a pink vest that
matched his escort's dress, a beautiful
white dress with pink flowers, a top hat
and a cane. The judges elected him king
of the ball.
The Miss Congeniality award went
to Ms. Clarice Young; the most popular

Please see School Page 13


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Graduating high school students held a grand ball at the newly completed Faith Con-
vention Center in Marsh Harbour. A royal court with a king and queen and other court
members were chosen by judges and are shown above.


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P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
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Lot 29: 1. 7S acres with 200 ft. of beachfront. $4,250,000. Ref. KS 10803
Lot 25: 1.73 acres with 200 ft. of beachfront. $3,995,000. Ref. AS 10742
Lot 5: 1. 1 acrego If co u rse estate lot. $2, �SOCOXD. Re- [ AS I C18 17
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School From Pae 12 Cartwright. Summer School prove their academic skills so that they can
o rom e The dancing was open by the King and be better equipped when the school year
male and female award was received by his escort, Ms. Bianca Lowe from Abaco Programs begins in September 2007. These schools
Ms. Mills and Mr. Dominic Evans, and Central High School and the Queen and By Samantha V. Evans are St. Francis de Sales, Long Bay and
the best dressed escort recipients were her escort Mr. Quinn Davis. Three schools in Central Abaco held
Mr. Whitney Toussaint and Ms. Lekia summer programs to help students im- Please see School Page 16

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Brokers 'f,.Y Y
Anne Albury Ob "
Marcellus Roberts
Sales Associate
Everett Pinder ,.
(242) 365-8538 Ph
(242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax

Treasure Cay Properties - Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
For details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com


Member


"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
in
assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS
1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity
Canal front condo and cottage units with
available boat slips
Starting at $680,000 + 14%closing
2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected
harbour with boat slips
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront
development on Treasure Cay beach com
prising individual luxury units
Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on-
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES with on-
site pool and tennis, newly completed luxury
townhouse units directly on Treaure Cay
Beach totalling 3 bed/4 1/2 baths plus loft
bedroom/ den
Ground floor - garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor - open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft - bedroom/ den with ocean view
$1908,000 + 14% Closing
MARINER'S COVE Townhouse condos with on--
site tennis and heated pool
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully fur
nished, never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE EXC $351,000 + 7.5% closing

TREASURE LANDING
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS
ROYAL PALM
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
Pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
EXC. $553,500 FGS
TREASURE HOUSE
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $636,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home


MLS $575,000 + 7.5% closing
BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
Upstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den / op
tional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished. 6-seat golf cart included.
VERY MOTIVATED SELLER
EXC. $765,000 +14%
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $1,002,000 FGS
ATLANTIS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15' wide
boat slip, include r. Newly decroated.
MUST SE V I EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 g init 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally r CO wide slip
EXC. $435,600 FGS
SAND DOLLAR
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS

ROYAL POINCIANA
Ocean Front Condos wi h on site pool and
tennis
2 bed / !'- GiAC end unit with
wrap-aro COG ever rented. Fully and
tastefully rushed. Special must see unit.
EXC. $665,500 FGS
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential. Priced
to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBvLA N


Special ga
bath. GI
guests


Nr pool, 2 bed / 2
ith many repeat
EXC.$369,000 FGS


Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $553,500 FGS
SANDPIPER BEACH
"Lacey Daze" Spectacular 4 bed/ 3 1/2 bath CBS
home with panoramic ocean views and direct
beach access from every room but one via
decks and patios. The main house has living/
dining/ kitchen/ master bedroom suite, two
guest bedrooms with bath, powder room,
double garage and utility/workshop area.
Included with its own entrance is a private 1
bedroom/ 1 bath apartment with an open
living/dining/ kitchen with its own deck.
Many features. MUST SEE.


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


EXC. $2,220,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY DRIVE
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45' dock.
Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/
dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath,
laundry room plus covered open boat/car
storage EXC $859,100 FGS
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW!
MLS $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the split
level there is the main entry into a large open
living/dining area, modern well-equipped
kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around
partially covered deck overlooking the garden.
Ground level has an extra large garage/
workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
ROCK POINT
"Pilot House" special unique location with a
commanding, enviable view of the Sea of
Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/
frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths,
large living/dinning/open kitchen; lower level
1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat
garage. MLS $1,160,000 + 7.5% closing
Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each
level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath,
living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment.
MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
* Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
* Canal Front Beginning at $290,950 FGS
*RockPointWaterfront,bulkheaded
Beginning at $293,225 FGS
* Golf Course / Interior


Beginning at $60,000 FGS
ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC - Exclusive listing
FGS - Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS - Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing


July 15, 2007


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Page 14 B The Abaconian


JULY, 2007


YOUR CONNECTION TO THE WORLD


inuertloit


The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited


BTC VIBE Junior Achievement Awards


Ceremony & Victory Celebration


On July 5th, BTC's VIBE Junior Achievement
Company was showered with accolades from the
Executive Management and Staff of BTC. VIBE Team
Members, along with parents and special invited
guests, attended a joyous event that celebrated the hard
work, dedication and commitment of BTC's Junior
Achievement Participants, Advisors.
Mr. Lionel Elliot, Executive Director Junior
Achievement Bahamas, thanked BTC for its continued
involvement with JA through the years. Mr. Elliot,
reminisced on his younger years as a shy student, who
used JA as an avenue to break out of his shyness. Mr.
Elliot further noted that it was the BaTelCo Company
that he was placed in that pushed him, and as a result he
became an executive \\ iihin the company and one of its
top speakers.
Mr. Marlon Johnson, VP Marketing, Sales & Business
Development, BTC thanked the students for their good
works rhroughloul the 25 weeks of the program.
Because of their hard work and dedication they are now
reaping the fruits of their labour. BTC's VIBE JA
Company won an outstanding 25 awards and an
additional 10 individual awards. Its company president
placed 3rd in the Most Dislinguished Achiever Award
and the company won Company of the Year.
Mr. McFalloughn Bowleg, President of the VIBE
Company simply stated that without the help of the
entire team, none of this would be possible. Giving a
speech that was completely out of the box;
McFalloughn had a vocalist serenade the audience with
a soul stirring rendition of Wind Beneath My Winds
Mr. Leon Williams, President & CEO BTC gave a brief
history on BT(C' struggle in Junior Achievement and
the many years of hardship the company experienced.
But today brings joy according to Mr. Williams, as we
have now been rewarded for our labour. There were
many times when we decided that we were no longer
going to participate in the program. But as September
came around, we BTC were the first to sign up in an
effort to expose students to the many aspects of the
business world. Mr. Williams encouraged the students
to live their dreams and be the best that they can be.
Mr. Williams further informed the participants that no
one can create or fulfill your dreams it is up to you. In
closing Mr. Williams thanked the advisors who
volunteer their time to assist in the development of
young minds and most of all the parents for


encouraging their students to participant in the
program, also for their commitment to the program and
its continued expansion.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Executive
Management and the Staff of BTC we salute the entire
VIBE Team, Advisors and Parents


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CALL BTC 225-5282 * www.btcbahamas.com


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July 15, 2007 TheAbaconian Page 15 B


Dupuch Real Estate

Marsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas * Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
e-mail: jamesanddonna@erabahamas.com


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LIITILE AKROUK


Fabulous 2.46 acre estate with private beach. Located at the entrance to beau-
tiful Little Harbour, this property features unparalleled views including the Sea
of Abaco and Atlantic Ocean. Three pods connected with verandahs, comprise
over 3,500 square feet of living space. Vaulted ceilings with copulas. Six bed-
rooms, four baths, laundry room, storage, garage, R/O system, generators.
Landscaped beautifully with tropical hibiscus, bougainvillea, silver button-
wood, coconut palms among others. Included are two Cherokee Jeeps, flats
boat and Yamaha four wheeler. Located in secluded gated community. One of
a kind!


#13563


Price: $4,700,000


LI I ILI: HAKBUUK
14+ acres with 335' of beach
frontage. 1 bed, 1 bath cottage, 1
bed, 1 bath bunkhouse. 60' elevation
offers fabulous Atlantic views.
#13515 Price: $4,250,000


LASUAKINA PUIN I
Nice 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home
on gorgeous beachfront with views
of Atlantic. Generator, cable, phone,
fenced, deck, turnkey!
#2818 Price: $580,000


IvIuKnr IUYvvWN
Very nice 2 bed, 2 bath home with open
concept living, sits on 1.75 acres. Can be
subdivided. Great investment opportunity.
Open zoning, area invies multi-family
development.
#13475 Price: $305,000


LII ILL MAKHBUUK
2 bed, 2 bath home overlooking har-
bour and channel entrance. Private
dock. Walking distance to beaches,
fishing and dining at Pete's Pub.
#13494


LASUAKINA UIN I
Fisherman's Paradise! Two storey
waterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situat-
ed on 120 feet of sea walled proper-
ty. Boaters dream. Boat ramp
#13312 Price: $590,000


TURTLE ROCKS
Newly built home on over an acre of
beachfront property. Four beds, 3 1/2 bath
with open concept living. Breathtaking
views of the Sea of Abaco.
#13561 Price: $950,000


LITTLE HARBOUR
Nice CBS 2 bed, 2 bath, situated on
approx. 4 acres with 135' beach-
front, 70' elevations. Spectacular
views, perfect island living.
#13495 Price: $1,450,000


SAND BAR AT CHEROKEE
Great potential for expansion, 2
acres of pristine waterfront property
small villa & restaurant buildings.
Spectacular views.
#13088 Price: $2,455,000


COOPERS TOWN
Opportunity awaits! 40 acres of
untouched property with nice coppice
growth. Hilltop and waterfront ideal for
residential development.
#13558 Price: $490,000


WATCHING BAY
8 +/- acres, 250' of beachfront. 90'
elevations with 35' dunes. Fabulous
views of Atlantic and Cherokee
Sound. 3 miles to The Abaco Club.
#13482 Price: $2,185,000


HOPETOWN
Three level concrete block home, set
on a elevated waterfront lot over
looking Sea of Abaco. 5 bed, 2 bath
with deeded boat slip.
#1346 Price: $1,190,000


GREEN TURTLE CAY
1.5 acres on gorgeous ocean beach with
135 feet of frontage and great elevations.
This is the last available piece in this area.


#2809


Price: $820,000


BAHAMA PALM MHUKtIb F BAHAMA PALM S RUKtS
Lovely well maintained CBS homeI Comfortable island style 3 bed, 3
featuring 3 beds, 2 baths on corner bath on one acre of property. 100' of
lot 90x150. Enclosed & landscaped j gorgeous beachfront. Relax & enjoy
property with secluded garden. p the Bahamian lifestyle at it's best.
#2837 Price: $350,000 L #13180 $580,000

Casuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Long term RENTAL available.
Sand Bar Ocean view lots, fantastic potential for development. $169,000
Cherokee Sound Great for commercail endeavor. Cherokee Creek $140,000
Sweetings Tract Located in a nice area. Access to water, small beach. $55,000
Bustick Bight Two half acre lots. 100' each of seafront. $115,000
Sand Banks Waterfront properties, located in Sand Banks. $185,000


BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Three bedroom, three bath, two storey 1 & 2 acre estate beachfront lots located
Some with garage. Open concept beach in seaside community. Good elevations
side living on spectacular Atlantic Ocean with gorgeous views of the Atlantic
lot Tastefully decorated home. a Ocean.
#13552 Price: $699,000 t #13544 Price: $295,000

* Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Interior lots available $24,000
* Casuarina Point Canal front lot with ocean access. Water/electric/cable. $80,000
* Cherokee Sound Quiet and private area with half acre lots available. $210,000
* Treasure Cay Elevated lot offering, golfing, deep-sea fishing, boating. $90,000
* Yellowood Beautiful hilltop lot overlooking Winding Bay. $150,000
* Elbow Cay Newly constructed 3 bed, 2 bath hilltop home. Dock slip. $925,000


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Page 16 B The Abaconian


More School News


School From Page 13

Central Abaco Primary. The focus was
on language skills and math. High school
students had the option of taking special-
ist classes as well. The summer program
at St. Francis ran from June 25 - July 13,
Long Bay School summer program was
held July 3 -20 and Central Abaco Pri-
mary held its summer program from June
25 - July 20. The students are all expected
to be placed in the appropriate grades as
a result of them attending the programs at
their respective schools.
Agape Christian
School gives awards
June 14th and 15 brought the conclu-
sion of the 2006-2007 academic year for
Agape Christian School. Thursday night
the school celebrated the accomplishments
of their students in the new Grace Gym


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John Cash, B.R.I.,C.R.S.


Licensed Real Estate Broker
Certified Residential Specialist
The Love Shack 3 BR 3.5 BA ocean front
estate situated on 2 100-foot wide lots.
Skinning ..'iew from every room $2.2 million
Inlern31 home site on Brigantine Bay Road,
3dl3.:eni 1o water front greenway $101,000
Seascape 3 BR 3 BA ocean front home
Son e.Ir3 videde Windward Beach homesite.
IGarage and new furniture $1,620,000
Sea Cliff, 3 BR 3 BA luxury residence, within
I sleps of beach, professionally decorated.
$1,220,000
SI Inner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 BR 1
12 ;-,. direct harbourview in desirable 1500
Building Fully furnished, includes garage.
$365,000
Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo,
fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor
$575,000


with grades
1, 2 and
3 awards
program
followed
by Grades
4, 5, and
6 Awards
program
with Grade
Six gradua- Danielle Wells
tion. Friday
night climaxed with the Kindergarten and
K5 graduation followed by the Grades 7
- 1 I Awards Program. The staff praises
God in Heaven for bringing them to the
end of 13 years and the realization of the
Grace Gym to the point of being used for
our Commencement and Awards Pro-
gram.
Please see School Page 17



JOHN CASHL


Bahamas: 242-477-5056
USA: 843-278-0277
Fax: 242-365-8508
Email:jic@oii.net
www.johncashrealty.com
PO Box 22212
Treasure Cay
Abaco Bahamas


Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront 4 BR,
3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,560,000
Beach Villa 685 2 BR, 2 BA, steps away from
pool and beach $275,000
SOLD
Razzall House, Treasure Cay Beach 4 BR, 3
BA Ocean front, fully furnished with excellent
rental history. $1,735,000
Treasure House, Ocean front 2 BR, 2 BA
Island decor, top-sider villa overlooking
gigantic lagoon pool $579,000
Royal Palm 2 BR 2 BA on marina with beauti-
ful furnishings and boat slip. $562,000
Bahama Beach Club 3 BR, 3 BA $705,000
SOLD
Anchorage Estates Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$834,949 UNDER CONTRACT
Apnl 15, 2007


Two students of Abaco Central High School were in , cil honoured by the Alpha Phi
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The Abaconian Page 17 B


More School News 1


School From Page 16
Danielle Wells, pictured, was mistak-
enly awarded the Super Honor Roll for a
90-98.9 percent average. She earned the
Golden Eagle 4.0 and was presented it the
week after the program. The school apolo-
gizes for the mistake. She also took fourth
place in the grade five inter-school spell-
ing bee. Agape Christian is proud of Dani-
elle as are her parents and classmates.
Two students
were honored
By Mirella Santillo


In a ceremony held in Nassau in May,
Jonathan Simms and Andre Singh were
honored by the Alpha Phi Alpha Frater-
nity. The Fraternity's 20th annual convo-
cation took place at the British Colonial
Hilton during which 39 outstanding gradu-
ating high school male students from all
over The Bahamas were recognized for
their scholastic performances. The Alpa
Phi Alpha Fraternity's President, Mr.
Shane O.D. Albury congratulated them by
saying, "You have done well,"
Andre graduated as a Valeditorian
while Jonathan graduated as Salutatorian.
Both boys have outstanding academic re-


cords and are also involved in many extra
curricular activities. They will both attend
college in September, Andre at New York
City College studying architecture and
Jonathan at the College of The Bahamas
also studying architecture. Andre received
a Abaco Pathfinders Scholarship. Andre is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Partap Singh and
Jonathan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jona-
than Simms. Mr. Singh and Mrs. Simms
both teach at Abaco Central High School.
Donations for ECC
By Mirella Santillo
The first week in July was a good one


for Every Child Counts as the Director of
the school, Mrs Lyn Major received two
donations. The first one was given by Mr.
Murray Forde, former Rotary Assistant
District Governor, on July 3rd. The gen-
erous donation came from the proceeds
of an antique car show that took place in
Nassau on March 10th. Every year the
money raised by that club through spon-
sorship and proceeds of tickets and food
sale goes to a children's charity. A grate-
ful Mrs. Major said that the money will be
Please see School Page 20


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Police Crime Report


Threats of Death - A resident of the
Mud had recently been threatened with
death. While about to leave his girlfriend's
house in the Mud about 8 p.m. on June 1,
he noticed the assailant standing outside
with a handgun. He left through the back
door and notified the police.
Stealing from a Vehicle - During the
night of June 1 a Cooper's Town man
had his car vandalized and had items sto-
len from it. Taken were a CD player and
a bag of clothing. His sun glasses were
smashed and four tires were slashed. A
suspect was named.
Malicious Damage - Ten vehicles were
vandalized at a mechanic's shop in Mur-
phy Town sometime between 10:30 a.m.
on June 1 and 2:30 a.m. the following
morning. Windshields and side windows
were smashed causing damages in excess
of $10,000. A suspect was named.
Attempted House Breaking - While
having lunch at his residence in Murphy
Town on June 2, the owner heard a noise
at the back door. Going out the front door
and slipping around back, he confronted a
young man standing by the door who then
fled. A red bicycle was found and given
to the police.
House Breaking - An automated alarm
notified police of a residential break-in
about noon on June 2. Police found a door
opened and that several drawers had been
searched. Nothing appeared to be missing.
[Carla Nixon's house, report does not say
where it is. MH Police got the alarm no-
tification.]
Causing Harm - While attending the
Sandy Point home-coming on July 3,
a Treasure cay resident was punched in
the face about 1 a.m. by two males from


Spring City. Six stitches were subsequent-
ly put in his upper lip at the Marsh Har-
bour Clinic.
Stealing - During the night of June 2,
a resident of the Mud had his wallet and
cash stolen from his bedroom.
Missing Person - A resident of the Mud
was reported missing after leaving his
house about 8:30 p.m. on June 2 and stat-
ing that he would be right back. He had
not been heard from as of June 4.
Suspicious Circumstances - During a
medical exam June 4 at the government
clinic in Marsh Harbour, a woman stated
that she gave birth two weeks ago at home
and the baby was buried in her yard in
Dundas Town. Subsequent investigation
at the woman's house was not fruitful.
Stealing from a Vehicle - While at a
repair shop in Marsh Harbour a car was
broken into over the weekend of May 31
and a cell phone was stolen.
House Breaking - A burglar broke into
a Dundas Town house during the after-
noon of June 6 and stole a Play Station 2,
games and Oakley sun shades.
Stealing - About 10 p.m. on June 4, a
woman in the Pigon Peas was surprised
when a man pulled open her front door,
went into the bedroom and took her hand-
bag containing her children's documents.
He fled leaving his left boot behind.
Stealing - Eighty $5 phone cards and
80 $10 phone cards, along with a cell
phone were stolen from a house on Crock-
et Drive in Marsh Harbour. This was dis-
covered about mid-morning on June 5.
Assault with a Deadly Weapon - While
walking in Murphy Town about 11 p.m.
on May 5,, a man and his wife were ac-
costed by the driver of a car who bran-


dished a shotgun and demanded money.
A shot was fired during a struggle and the
driver then fled.
Stealing from a Vessel and Damage
- A 61 foot boat at Sea Spray Resort on
Elbow Cay was broken into during the
night of June 4 through a forward hatch
then searched extensively. Damages were
made to the hatch and cabin door by the
burglars. Stolen was a small secluded safe
containing cash and ship's documents.
Shop Breaking and Stealing - The Aba-
co Inn on Elbow Cay was broken into dur-
ing the night of June 6. An unsuccessful
attempt was made to steal the safe and the
burglars left after taking about 30 assorted
packages of cigarettes.
Shop Breaking - Classic Coin laundry
in Marsh Harbour was broken into during
the night of June 5. Stolen were 1 case of
Joy, 1 case of trash bags, six each of Gain
detergent and Downey fabric softener,
and four Pine Sol.
Stolen & recovered vessel - During the
evening or night of June 5, a 19 foot out-
board boat was stolen from a Marsh Har-
bour marina. The boat was subsequently


found in a creek near the marina with a
damaged ignition switch.
Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
- Police in an unmarked car found three
suspicious youth in Dundas Town just be-
fore dusk on June 6. On recognizing the
police, they threw an object in the bushes
and fled. Two minors and a young adult
were apprehended and a BB gun was re-
covered from the bushes.
Sudden Death - Edneld Curry, 70,
of Crown Haven was found dead by his
son in mid morning on June 7. He had
been under treatment for several years in
various hospitals for stomach cancer and
his death was considered due to natural
causes.
Causing Harm - About 11 p.m. on July
7, a Murphy Town resident was beaten
with a metal pipe about his head by his
roommate. The assailant was arrested
about 3 a.m.
Stealing - At 2 a.m. on June 8, a pa-
tron of Tardie's Night Club had his wallet

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Obituaries of Family and Friends


Police From Page 18

snatched from his hands and had the cash
in it taken.
Causing Harm - In the vicinity of the
M & R grocery store in Marsh Harbour,
a Dundas Town man assisted another man
with a ride when he was stabbed in the
arm by a pair of scissors. The assailant
then fled. This happened about 9 a.m. on
June 11.
Causing Harm - At daybreak on June
12, two men on the Grand Cay public
dock got into an argument with one of the
men picking up a 2x4 and beating the other
man who suffered injuries to his arm and
back. The assailant was later arrested.
Wantonly discharging a firearm - A
suspect was named who fired a shot at
a residence in Government Subdivision
about 11 a.m. on June 14. Subsequently,


a young man from Murphy Town was ar-
rested along with two young adults and a
minor from the Mud.
Stealing case - About 6 p.m. on June
14, a resident of Crocket Drive in Marsh
Harbour observed a man break the chain
on an outside freezer. Then he stole 50
pounds of lobster and three bags of chick-
en, all valued at about $650. The hom-
eowner gave chase but the thief fled in a
white pickup along with two other occu-
pants of the truck. The thief was identi-
fied.
Boating Accident - A man was brought
to the Marsh Harbour clinic about 10:30
p.m. on June 14 with a compound leg
fracture and other injuries. Apparently his
boat ran ashore after dark about 8 p.m.
at the south end of Elbow Cay. He was
subsequently airlifted to medical facilities
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The funeral service for Sandra Mon-
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Cay was held on June 13 in Nassau. Inter-
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She is survived by nieces Donna Rus-
sell, Cindy Russell-Taylor and Brenda
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was held on July 14 in Nassau. Interment
was in Nassau.
She is survived by children Edwina
Smith, Eudene Thompson, Fay Major,
Zorene, William, Charles Mary, Cal-
vert, Colon, Pedro Curry, Angela Bul-
lard and John Curry; sisters Gwendolyn
Clarke, Virginia Moncur and Mable King;
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-
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brothers-in-law Paul and Robert Curry;
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School From Page 17
was received the following day brought
from Nassau and delivered by Mr. Keith
Wisdom, Director of Public Affairs for
Cable Bahamas. The check for a gener-
ous amount came from Cable Bahamas'
Foundation and will be used to buy school
supplies and material.


Mr. Keith Wisdom presented Lyn _iaj." i idii
for Every Child Counts that will be used for
supplies and materials. Mr. Wisdom was
senting Cable Bahamas that *iii,,,ri'ii. to
causes that impact the lives of young peopi
is a schoolfor children who are not able to
normal school. It is subsidized entirely by g
donations.


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Winding Bay From Page 1
Teachers dedicate themselves to pre-
paring young people to lead productive
lives. Not only do they impart knowledge,
but they also instill important values and
attitudes that make a difference in many
facets of young people's lives."
The festivities took place in the club-
house where the guests enjoyed the
.- breathtaking view of the bay
S and sandy beaches. Executive
Chef Simeon Hall prepared
barbecue chicken, ribs, peas
and rice, various salads and
sumptuous desserts. In addi-
tion, live musical entertainment
was provided.
"The end of an academic
year is gratifying but a stress-
ful time," said Kendris Hield,
principal of the school. "It is
overwhelming and uplifting
that the Abaco Club saw fit to
acknowledge the teachers, ad-
ministrators, and staff of Ab-
r aco Central High School. It is
further testimony to the resort's
long-standing relationship with
our school. We are eternally
a check grateful."
r school In true Bahamian style, mis-
repre- tress of ceremonies, Vanessa
,,,,,vJames, the school's vice prin-
le. EEC cipal, encouraged the guests to
attend a unwind, reflect and give thanks
gifts and as she led them through a pro-
gram that included songs of
praise, teambuilding challenges
and special presentations by Mr. Hield
and Nadeen Beneby, senior mistress. Zal-
limoon Chu, Deborah Deveaux, Father
Earl Hepburn, Martha Smith, Rosalie
Stubbs and Lori Thompson all received
special recognition for their outstanding
contributions to the school and its stu-
dents.


Independence From Page 1
Force Marching Band which was "the
finale" of the celebration. As expected,
they put on an impressive display of March
Pass and Inspection. After their entry on
the Goombay Park grounds, accompanied
by three police troopers on motorcycles
wrapped in the Bahamian flag, the police-
men marched on command, dressed in
their impeccably starched uniform. The
two flag bearers, the officers, the Reserv-


ists and Defense Force members paraded
in front of Chief of Police Wayne Miller,
dressed in his ceremonial uniform, sitting
on the platform with Senior Administra-
tor Revis Rolle and Chief Councillor for
Central Abaco Cubel Davis. They subse-
quently inspected the formation, each of-
ficer at guard. At midnight, the Bahamian
flag was raised, marking the end of the
ceremony.
Refreshments were served while New
Entry resumed playing popular Bahamian
and Caribbean music.


The Abaco staff of the Royal Bahamas Police Force stand at attention ready for inspec-
tion by the Administrator during the Independence celebration in Marsh Harbour on
March 8. The ceremony concluded with the raising of the flag at midnight.


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7IJA MnnAal UaCA now gwth n hia asin
a ea nin iqn Inke AeaAdA and mind u 4
fmane of tfa /young fpaentd an on an-&-
S-- I f Wl to A o th Mai rldAen AeMri a Ahiq
S. AcJhoolRducatiionnwA oan t island. Cfte
Inuch thovquAh and p haau, wi AsAolod
to- o A had with goDmin_ a Chviian
Aiqh Achao. ad wA e pacud about hia
Side, w2 watched wi/ aithnapmn aa& th
dooA hIqan 1to opfn.
3iAAt, if Aircamw lea ihdat w had a A4ully ualifi&dLtachQ Aciady
andwiin itoU malk tthia d~eam a n Aati. _A A. 7nztha Sanda
CAu3, a nation e 9fl2an-O-Wh, Jold& a bacheloA 4o Scienc in
Secondah/ [dulation/Sbioloq. Shi will bl leading tfA �Uild~en
aA teni itachpe and pincital.
Second, we tunedoun attention o It e qUe&tion A oW a tPets loca-
tion. "aunt 9r7aAy " albIan/ ha donated te a&a o 4 te land d ace
occupied A y h2 athi2n "Undce Yloonan" hlukuq, alongJ with Ath
lua o4 tfAZ hildinq that wav oL A known a "7h a A' C oneIA
StAo " in ifA mrenie o 4town. An Icognition ov hfw donation and
loun oP ho2 comvnuniuy, we decided that oun new school would
he named in h2A honoA - JAh me way f. lbu6uq SchodolL iqhn a
Education.
9QYext, wan tuhnedou attention Ito fhe ueMtion o taaininj fund&
foA fA conAadtn action o4 a new Achool u ildindq. Upon kleaninqg
about fl chooD, lwo o OUA M"cond-home ownwAM, m9. SCo&hh
fAaun and m9& . O(DLoniU Rile, donated matLaial& and laboA to
cojdhu f the new 1200 A . ft. Amhoolhuildinh q Atom the founda-
lion to fA hIAlt coUAo. OIu qAatli ude foAn thi qfene ou donation
i i mmn aAakabI. an mno tilanda loa aboui dhi prAojict, othlm
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Minister says fishing rules will change


By Julian Lockhart
The new fishing regulations that were
brought into effect in January by the past
Progressive Liberal Party government have
already had a negative impact on tourism and
the local economy of Abaco. The regulations
and the later comments by the then Minister
of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the
Hon. Leslie Miller, have led to a decrease in
the number of boaters and sports fishermen
who regularly made the trip to Abaco every
summer.
Sales Manager at the Abaco Beach Resort
and Boat Harbour Marina, Kevie Thomas,
said she has seen a decrease in the number of
yachts already this year and it is only going
to get worse. Fishing and boaters bring in 10
percent of Abaco's tourist dollar. To lose a
sizeable portion of that will lead to a number
of persons losing jobs and the economy tak-
ing a hit.
The new Minister of Tourism and Avia-
tion, the Hon. Neko Grant, said his gov-
ernment, the Free National Movement, is
already doing major damage control in nu-
merous areas to fix some of the things the
previous government did. Mr. Grant said,
"My ministry has received numerous com-


plaints concerning the fishing regulations that
were implemented by our predecessors. The
Ministry of Tourism has been in discussions
with the Ministry of Marine Resources as I
speak. The regulations are being reviewed.
We are mindful of the impact it has had on
marinas here on Abaco, Grand Bahama, the
Berries and throughout the country. We are
conscious of our obligations to conserve for
future generations and in the provisions we
will take account of that. We have taken the
liberty of looking at the regulations of the
Florida Keys, Turks and Caicos, Cayman
and Bermuda, and we were satisfied with
what we saw. I can say in short order re-
vised fishing regulations will be brought to
Parliament," he added.
The sports fishing tournaments alone
bring in an incredible number of tourist
dollars into Abaco from dockage, fuel, ho-
tel rooms, groceries, cab fare, shopping at
the jewelry stores, car rentals and eating at
the numerous restaurants. On average each
yacht will spend $15,000 per tournament for
a week. If these owners decide to go else-
where because the laws are too rigid or com-
ments by Mr. Miller make them feel they are
not welcome, then Abaco has to find a way


to make up a large portion of the economy.
Mr. Grant said they don't know how they
will change the fishing regulations, but they
will be more black and white with less gray
areas so foreign fishermen know exactly
what the laws are prohibiting. Also there was
no money attached to the new regulations by
the PLP for game wardens or someone to
monitor the foreign fishermen and what they
were actually catching. But even with war-
dens it is going to be difficult to catch every-
one who is poaching or catching more than
the allowed bag limits. The Defense Force
will be equipped with the ability to monitor
the oceans not just for drugs and illegal im-
migrants, but foreign fishermen as well.
Minister Grant said, "There is no ques-
tion the regulations when brought to Parlia-
ment will be very, very clear. Our Defense
Force for the first time in many years will
be equipped with additional boats and air-
planes to police our waters from poachers,
illegal fishing and illegal immigrants. I don't
know if a game warden is the only moni-
toring agency we need, a properly equipped
defense force can do that for you," he con-
cluded.


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Dundas Town Crown Alloment Appraisal $265,225.00
One two bedrooms, I bathroom, triplex. Approximately 9,000 sq. ft lot no. 18B with
an area for a small shop. Age-I2 years the land is a portion of one of the Dundas
Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being
just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block structure,
with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of 70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are
concrete blocks; ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
- Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal:
$167,580.00
All that lot of land having an area of 6,790 sq. ft being Crown allotment No. 77, of

condition with approximately 1,750 sq. ft of living space and contains 3 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen, laundry and utility spaces. There are no significant improvements or deterioration evident
The property is very well drained and not susceptible to flooding. Landscaping efforts are still in remedial stages. All major public and
private utilities are situate within 100 ft of the subject site. Property boundaries are clearly delineated. The subject property is situate
off the Front Street, Murph Town, Abaco, and is painted light yellow trimmed dark yellow.
Portion of Murphy Town Crown Allotment, Murphy
Town, Abaco. Appraisal: $108,000 The property is 890 x 100 ft
and rectangular in shape. The land is elevated approximately 15 ft above road level
and approximately 25 ft above sea level. Located on this property is a 20 yr old
three bedroom, two bathroom, living, dining, kitchen and laundry room house. The
structure requires much attention.


Eleuthera Properties
Eleuthera - Lot No. 14B & 7B, Palmetto Point
Appraisal: $513,959
: . All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvement comprising of 20,355 sq. ft.
being Lot #14B and 7B and situated in the Palmetto Point District of the island
of Eleuthera, Northward of the public road which runs from the Palmetto Point
settlement to Savannah Sound in the coastal area northward of Ingraham's Pond,
and which said piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements forms a portion
of several parcels of land containing 2,947 acres or thereabouts and which also
Includes Lot No. 713. This site encompasses a 2-storey structure comprisng 3-
bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, front room, dining room, dining room, family room, utility room, pantry, kitchen, stairwell, basement,
2-car garage and attic office. The entire house Is equipped with central air-conditioning. The upper floor to the porch area has been
converted Into a storage and an area for the Irrigation system end equipment. There is a pool area at the rear of this building
approximately 537.14 sq. ft with the garage area approximately 777 sq. ft. This area Is complete with all utilities and services
available.
Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue Eleuthera Appraisal:
$235,638
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements in the settlement of Lower
Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft This
site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, front room, dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room with
a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double car garage and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of
approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property is well landscaped with crab grass and some fruit
trees.
Lot No. 7. Boiling Hole Subdivision Appraisal:
$153,521.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the
settlement of Lower Bogue.
All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor
area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance
with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is
in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but
needs some manicuring.
Sn aEleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal:
$151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
S Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. This site
encompasses a two-storey building which is approximately 14 yrs. old and Is abandoned. There Is a wooden landing approximately
7'-4" wide by 20'-0" on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, front
room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden porch on the upper level approximately 148 sq. ft. There Is also a water
cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available. This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.





Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state.
It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to
the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property
is vacant and is situated at the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and
comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Exuma Vacant Property
Bahama Sound No. 18, Exuma Appraisal: $60,0000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 4,000 sq. ft. being lot No. 17537, Bahama Sound No. 18, situate 2 1/2 miles
northwestwardly of the settlement of George Town, Exuma, Bahamas. The subject property is zoned residential and is located on
the corners of Queen's Highway and Zebrafish Road.
Island Harbour Beach, Exuma Appraisal: $80,000
All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80'x 100') sq. ft being lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach Subdivi-
sion situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma, Bahamas. The property is located on an unpaved
road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.


New Providence Properties
Lot 382 Winton Meadows Appraisla: $365,000.00
.- . All that piece, parcel or lot of !and having an area of 8,300 sq. ft being lot No. 382
situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the said subdivision situated
in the Eastern District of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is comprised of a 24-year-old single family residence with an attached efficiency
(formerly the carport) consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft of enclosed living
_ area, front porch 198 sq. ft, back patio 380. The building is a two storey house.
Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front room, dining room, powder room, utility room, breakfast nook and kitchen
downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted central air conditioning with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans and other amenities.
Quality of construction: Average. Standard of maintenance: Average. Effective age: 7 years. The land is on flat terrain; however, the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibilky of hooding under normal weather condition including annual heavy rainy
periods. The grounds are well kept with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees and a concrete garden/
storage shed which is located in the backyard, The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing and concrete block walls that
are topped with metal railings and metal gates at the front and back.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Fill Road until You get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then Ist right The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed
white.
Kennedy Subdivision Nassau Appraisal: $188,406.00
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story house, 3 bedroom 2
bathroom, living dining area, family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry
porch.
. Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the
- lleft, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist right. House is second on your
right with garage.


Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze Nassau Appraisal:
$183,430.00
l^ Ii All that lot of land having approximate area of 5,000 sq. ft more or less being lot
' I of the subdivision Orchard Close, situated at the southeastern corner of Sea Breeze
Lane and the roadway of Orchard Close about half mile west of Fox Hill Road, in the
property encompasses a I bedroom apartment is the principal improvement. The
quality of construction is average and maintenance is fair, so the effective age of the
building is 8 years besides the apartment. The house is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, a utility
area and a covered area that is being used for the preparation of catered meals. Also attached to the house is an open back patio with
concrete block railing. Climate control is provided in the house by ducted central air conditioning. The lot is completely enclosed by chain
link fencing in part and by concrete block walls and metal gate in part. The grounds ane fairly maintained with minimal landscaping in
place.
Travel south on Bay Lily Drive, turn right onto Sea Breeze Lane. Go to the 5th corner right Subject property is Ist left painted white
trimmed white.
SLot No. 370 Grenada Close Golden Gates #2 (Nassau)
Appraisal: $149,405.60
All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot 370 Grenada Close
of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No. 2, situated in the
Southwestern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of 25-
year-old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,234 sq. ft. of enclosed
living space with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen. The
land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and
low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain link fencing to the sides and rear.
Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market, just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Center, take Ist
corner left, Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St. Thomas Road, then first left, Grenada Crest, drive around the bend, then
I st left again. The subject property is the 2nd property left house #4 painted peach trimmed black.

SGolden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft. Being lot no.
1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq.
ft of enclosed living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen.
The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
The grounds are fairly kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain
link fencing and a low cement block wall to the front.
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
Lot No.12, Block 3, Millar's Heights Appraisal:
$239,500.00
- All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft being lot 12, of the subdivision
known and designated as Millar's Heights, situated In the Southwestern district of
New Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25 yr. old single family
residence consisting of approximately 2,375 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with three
2-bedrooms, I-bathroom, Ilving/dlning rooms, and kitchen apartment complex. The
land is on a grade and level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods.
The grounds are fairly kept, with improvements including parking area, walking pathwray and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain
linked fencing at the back and southern sides. Traveling west on Camlchael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side Immediately after
Topps Laundromat Take first right which Is WImpole right before the T, Junction (High Street) the subject building is an L-shape triplex,
painted green, trimmed white.
Lot No. 6, Caroline Estates Appraisal: $165,091.50
' . All that lot of land having an area of 4,800 sq. ft being lot No. 6 of the subdivision
known and designated as Caroline Estates, the said subdivision situated in the
western district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of a 3 yr. old single family residence consisting of approximately 1,255
sq. ft. of enclosed living space with 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, living, dining rooms
and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with
improvements including walkway and low shrubs. The yard is not enclosed. Fence posts are in place for fencing.
Travel west on Cowpen Road, pass the stop light at Cowpen and Faith Ave., make the first left after stop light The subject property is the
5th house left painted olive trimmed white.


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f _Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal:
$245,237.00
I All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being lot no. 130 of the
subdivision known and designated as St Andrews Beach Estates, the said
subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
on the subject property is a structure comprising of an approximately 12 yr. old duplex apartment consisting of approximately 2,072
sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes one 3-bedroom I-bath, living, dining rooms, kitchen and utility room, and one bedroom,
I-bath, living /dining rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept the yard is enclosed with
chain link fencing at the sides and back with gated access on both sides of the property. The front lawn section is not enclosed.
Traveling east on Yamacraw Hill Road take the third corner right with sign for St. Andrews Beach Estates, then take first left, then
first right, the subject property is the 2nd property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.
Lot No. 302 Yamacraw Beach Estates Appraisal: $262,506.00
All that lot of land having an area of 6,800 sq ft, being lot no. 302 of the
subdivision known and designated as Yamacraw Beach Estates, the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. The property is
located about 400 ft off Fox Hill Road and on the southern side of Exuma Ave.
just opposite Mangrove Avenue. Located on the property is a structure comprising
- of an approximately I I yr. old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,628 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living, utility,
dining room and kitchen, driveway, walk way, back patio and double car garage. The land is flat and fairly level; however, the site
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. Improvements
include grass lawn, flowering and fruit trees, a backyard swimming pool, fencing and front wall.
Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, take right onto Fox Hill Road, heading south. Pass Yamacraw Hill Road and Johnson's Barber
Shop, take 2nd comer left (Mangrove Ave.) come to'T' Junction, the subject house is located across the street, painted white trimmed
brown.
Lot No. I Claridge Cove Subdivision Appraisal: $173,053.00
All that lot of land having an area of 7,904 sq ft, being lot no. I of the subdivision known and designated as Claridge Cove, the said
-subdivision situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located
on the property is a single story residence consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
S living, dining, kitchen and utility room. The land is on a grade and level; and
appears is be sufficiently elevated. The property is landscaped and has fruit and
flowering bearing trees. The property is open to the front but has chain link
fencing at the sides and back.
Take Joe Farrington Road heading east, turn onto Marigold Farm Road, then take comer on the left, almost opposite Marigold Farms,
before Lumumba Road, the subject house is located on the right hand side of the road, being the first developed property
New Providence No. 2 IB Fraser Allotment off Soldier Road Appraisal $303,000
The subject property consisting of 8,400 sq ft is developed with a split level home with 1925 sq ft of floor area on the ground floor,
a porch area of 437 square feet and second floor area of 735 square feet. The
building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The ground floor
comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and family room. The second
floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living and dining areas. Directions to
property: Heading East on Soldier, turn left onto first paved road opposite Lowe's
Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain link fence.






New Providence Vacant Property
Vacant Properties Lot No. 2 Emerald Ridge Subdivision Appraisal: $60,000.00
All that lot of land having an area of 4,782.68 sq ft, being lot No. 2 of the subdivision known and designated as Emerald Ridge
Subdivision, a said subdivision situated in the southern district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Soldier Road opposite Nassau
Christian Academy School, 2nd property right side in the back of commercial building and bounded on the west by lot No. 3. This
property is vacant land and is rectangular in shape and zoned residential - single family.
Property is located off soldier road just opposite Nassau Christian Academy School in the back of the commercial building
Nassau Village Subdivision Appraisal: $70,212.50.00
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 5,000 sq ft, being lot No. II & 12 of the subdivision known as Nassau Village
Subdivision, Situated in the eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is zoned multi-family/single family. This
property is comprised of foundation for a duplex building consisting of approximately 1,985 sq. ft. of enclosed living space. The
floors are poured, electrical and plumbing roughing is in place.
Travel east on Charles Saunders Highway, pass Arawak Homes development on the left side of the highway, take second corner left,
make a right turn, go all the way almost to the end of the road. The property is on the right by "Fish for sale" sign with boat in
the yard..

Grand Bahama Vacant Property

Derby Unit 3 Block 10 Lot II (Canal lot) Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $96,000.00
All that piece, parcel or lot land being Block 10, Lot II of Derby Subdivision. The land is vacant, rectangular in shape, on level ground
and is on a canal. Contains approximately 11,250 sq. ft and is in a single family residential area.
Tropical Gardens Subdivision Appraisal: $112,350.00
All that lot of land being Lot #5 of Section #1 situated on Tropical Gardens Drive In the Tropical Gardens Subdivision, a said
subdivision situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. From Blake Road heading West turn into Tropical Gardens
Drive, pass Douglas Road, fifth lot on right hand side of road. The property is rectangular in shape and has an area of approximately
11,320 sq. ft.
Lot 52, Block 16 Moor Drive and Moor Close, Clearwater Cove Lincoln Green Unit 5
Subdivision Freeport, Grand Bahama Appraisal: $27,000.00
The subject property covers approximately 14,883 ft and is single family zoned.
Greening Glade Subdivision Appraisal: $75,000.00
All that piece, parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21, Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.
Lot No.15, block 10, Winton Heights Appraisal: $171,440.00
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the Subdivision known as Winton Heights situated in the Eastern District
of New Providence., Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi-family - single family.
This property is about 230 feet west of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the north side of Hill Side Road.


Grand Bahama Properties
SApartment 703 Lucayan Towers North Appraisal:
$78,000
Tracts A, B-I and B-2, Albacore Drive, Unit 2, Greening Glade Subdivision, Freeport,
Grand Bahama. Situated thereon is a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment.



S#36 Beaconsfield Ave, Sunrise Park Subdivision, Freeport,
Grand Bahama Appraisal: $84,000.00
Side 'A' of a single storey duplex dwelling. Side A covers approximately 1,522
square feet of living space. (The enclosed patio/family room covers 197 square feet).
Additional accommodations include a covered front entrance. A spacious living and
dining area. Full service kitchen with snack counter. Enclosed patio, family room
with small laundry room, hallway with utility closet A hallway bathroom and two
_ auxiliary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and
private bathroom.
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Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal:
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All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements
situated in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of
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North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
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Lot. I lOB, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. lOB situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: - on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft on the East by Lot No, I I B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft.; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft, the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood is
zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of this there is no danger
of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a
distance of 402.57 ft eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft; westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area of approximately
44.714 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the
island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly by
the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property
of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft: southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running
thereon for a distance of 128,128 ft Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running thereon for a
distance of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft. This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial development
end is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant land and is
located In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point."
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft southwardly by land now or formerly
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thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available .


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Page 24 B The Abaconian


Summer at Camp Abaco


By Jennifer Hudson
Children from Abaco, Nassau and
Grand Bahama have been enjoying sum-
mer camps at Camp Abaco since 1971.
The first camp site was on the grounds
of what is now the Abaco Beach Resort
and, whilst the campers had the use of a
kitchen and bathrooms, they slept in tents.
The following year camp was located at
Bahama Coral Island and again the camp-
ers slept in tents. In 1973 the camp moved
to its present premises, tucked away on a


beautiful piece of seashore three miles off
the road just south of the Marsh Harbour
airport roundabout, where they enjoy the
comfort of substantial, well equipped dor-
mitories, kitchen, chapel and dining and
recreation room.
For 35 years Camp Abaco has been
very ably run by two people whose names
became synonymous with Camb Abaco
- Bro. Bob and Sis. Phyllis Cornea. This
year, since the Cornea's retirement, Camp
Abaco, which is still under the auspices


Camp Abaco has been part of the Abaco tradition since 1971. Thousands of youth have
enjoyed the sports, games, devotionals, banquets and social interaction since 1971 when
Bro. Bob and his wife opened the camp. Children anticipate July and many wish that
camp could last longer each summer. The camp is very modem with well constructed
buildings and other facilities. A group is shown here enjoying the basketball court.


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of the Assemblies of God Church in The
Bahamas, is being directed by Pastor Staf-
ford Symonette, Pastor of the Full Gospel
Assembly Church in Treasure Cay. He is
being assisted by his wife, Lucy, who has
been a worker at the camp for 25 years.
Three different camp sessions of one
week are held each summer during the
month of July and are open to all of any
race or creed. The first week is for ju-
niors aged seven to nine, the second week
for intermediates aged 10 to 12 and the
third week is for teens.
Many children return year after year as
they have such a good time at Camp Ab-
aco and young Nathan Grammatico is en-
joying his fifth time at camp this year. He
says, "I enjoy meeting with friends here
every year." When asked what is their fa-
vourite thing about camp, the overwhelm-
ing answer the campers gave was "the
food." All of the food is cooked on the
premises in the camp's spacious and well
equipped kitchen by a team of dedicated
cooks. Lula Burrows is one of the cooks
who has cooked at the camp for 15 years.
She was a camper at the very first Camp
Abaco in 1971 and after two years became
a worker. After working as a counselor,


she now works in the kitchen as she says
she loves to cook. Jeff Key has also been
attending Camp Abaco since its inception.
Even during the years he was teaching in
Nassau, he would come over each sum-
mer to work at the camp.
Each year Camp Abaco provides many
children with good wholesome structured
activities, counseling and children's min-
istry as well as sports and other recre-
ational activities. Campers list as things
they enjoy best (after the good food) as
games such as water balloon volleyball,
kayaking and crabbing for crabs which are
then cooked in the camp kitchen into deli-
cious crab and rice for dinner. The climax
at the end of each week is the wiener roast
and banquet. This year a roast was held
on Independence night followed by fire-
works. The banquet forms the culmination
of each segment of the camp and is greatly
looked forward to. All the boys and girls
dress up in their finest and are allowed to
take a date to the banquet. The Camp King
and Queen are announced (chosen by the
campers) and awards are presented for
camper of the week, best behaviour, best

Please see Camp Abaco Page 25


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July 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 25 B


Camp experience makes for great memories


Camp Abaco From Page 24

kept cabin and memory verse.
This year at the beginning of both the
first two camps, situations beyond their
control presented definite problems for
the organizers to contend with. For the
first few days of the junior camp it rained
torrentially every day, causing the camp-
ers to have to forego many of the fun out-
door activities. But plenty was provided
for them inside with arts and crafts and
indoor games.
At the beginning of the intermediate
camp the organizers were presented with a
different problem. The counselors for the
junior camp left to return to their homes
in the United States first thing Saturday
morning while a new group of 23 volun-
teers from the West Coast Assemblies of
God Church in Englewood, Florida, was
scheduled to arrive in Marsh Harbour at
9.30 a.m. the following morning in time


to prepare for the arrival of the next group
of campers. However, owing to the in-
adequacy of Chalk's Airline, they were
left stranded in the Fort Lauderdale air-
port. They were told by the airline that the
weather was too bad on Abaco for them
to fly here. They tried again later that day
but were told the same thing. The weath-
er, however, on Abaco was absolutely
beautiful that day. They had to return to
Englewood for the night and leave at 2:30
a.m. the following morning to be back at
Fort Lauderdale airport for their flight.
However, on arrival at the desk they were
told once again by Chalk's Airline that the
airline was not going to fly them that day
despite the fact that their tickets had been
booked months ahead.
Finally, in order to try and get Chalks
to do something about honouring their
tickets and getting them on a flight, they
called in CBS Channel 4 television news.
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to change with the airline," said Pastor




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Nancy Turpin, leader of the group. Fi-
nally, Chalks put 19 of them on a Chalk's
flight to Marsh Harbour where they ar-
rived at about 3 p.m. on Monday after-
noon. Another three were to be flown in
on another airline and the final person was
to be put on a later Chalk's flight. The
volunteers were very distressed and, natu-
rally, very displeased with the airline as
they had already missed a day and a half
working at Camp Abaco and were arriv-
ing extremely tired with no time to set up
their programme before the campers ar-
rived. However, once they finally reached
Camp Abaco, they quickly settled in and
"were doing a great job," said Camp Di-
rector Pastor Symonette.
This year will probably go down in
the Camp's history with three other oc-
casions which still stand out in Jeff Key's
memory. The year the chapel blew down
( it was then being held in a tent), the year
the generators broke down and they had
to borrow small ones from wherever they


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day after they arrived. However, these
have only been minor hiccups and Camp
Abaco goes on from year to year provid-
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The Abaconian


July 15, 2007


Election called for Man-O-War Local Gov.


A notice in the July 6 Nassau Tribune
advised of a by-election for South Abaco
Constituency Polling Division 3 which
is Hope Town. This election is to select
two Man-O-War members to serve on the
Hope Town District Council.
A letter from concerned residents of
Man-O-War was sent to the Minister of
Local Government last fall requesting an
election and may have triggered this ac-
tion.
Interested candidates were to nominate
on July 12 at the Administrator's office
in Marsh Harbour. Three Man-O-War
persons nominated for the two positions.


An election will be held in Man-O-War
on August 2. The election is to replace the
two appointed council members serving
on the Hope Town District Council who
represent Man-O-War's interests on this
Local Government Council.
The original notice appears to be in er-
ror when referring to Polling Division 3
as a subsequent notice referred to Polling
Division 2 which is Man-O-War Cay.
The notices are not clear as to why two
appointed members representing Man-O-
War Cay are to be replaced but an ap-
pointed member representing Hope Town
is allowed to remain. It may relate to the


letter of last fall whereas Hope Town did
not request further action, signifying their
satisfaction with the Council's make-up.
Three persons have nominated for these
two positions. Christopher Albury now
serves as an appointed member and has
accepted the challenge of being elected
to the position. Roy Russell has nomi-
nated and served on the Town Committee
originally when it was associated with the
Central Abaco District Council during the
first term of local government in 1996.
Frederick Sweeting is a newcomer to town
politics.
Four weeks ago the Minister for Lo-


cal Government, the Hon. Sidney Collie,
met with the Hope Town Council. After
discussing various issues he concluded
that the Council should remain as pres-
ently formed through the end of the cur-
rent term to June 30, 2008. Obviously, a
decision has been subsequently made to
replace politically appointed members by
the minister with members elected by their
peers.
We expect that more will be known on
this situation shortly and will be reported

Please see Elecxtion Page 27


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July 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 B


Realtors hear inspirational talk


By Mirella Santillo
During the fourth week in May a group
of realtors from Abaco went to Nassau to
take part in a real estate selling seminar
presented by Mr. Zan Monroe. So en-
thusiastic were they about the course that
they arranged for Mr. Monroe to vacation
on Abaco, hoping that between resting
and fishing, he would give them another
briefing.
Mr. Monroe, who lives in Fayette-
ville, North Carolina, has a busy traveling


Election From Page 26

in the next issue of this paper.
If this represents a renewed interest by
Nassau in supporting local government,
one is left to wonder why scant attention
has been paid to the Dundas Town Com-
mittee which had only four of its seven
committee members sworn in two years
ago. This constitutes a quorum if all four
show up. For one reason or another,
three other members have not been sworn
in leaving the committee severely handi-
capped. We understand that the Dundas
Town Committee has not met for over a
year.


schedule and he ready for quiet time with
his family, away from it all. Mrs. Donna
Rees with ERA Realty found them a rental
home in Casuarina Point and the Monroes,
Zan, his wife Laura and children arrived
on Abaco the first week in July.
While the purpose of the visit was to
unwind, Mr. Zan Monroe, a realtor him-
self, agreed to meet once more with his
Bahamian colleagues to talk about "mas-
tering one's life." Mr. Nikhil Shah with
Aisle of Palm Realty organized a semi-
nar that took place on July 4th at Forest
Heights Academy.
Mr. Monroe's seminars are not just
about real estate, they can be applied to
any business or to anyone's life. It is
about physical mastery, spiritual and edu-
cational growth, about the importance of
family and positive relationships, about
recognizing the value of joy, about mas-
tery in business and mastering one's fi-
nances. In short, Mr. Monroe offers a
complete philosophy of life.
Four real estate people from Nassau,
one from Exuma and one from Eleuthera,
who attended the Nassau seminar were so
intent on hearing him again that they flew
to Abaco for the day.


After the presentation, the group met
for lunch at the Golden Grouper. Mr.
Chris Roberts with Bahamas Realty, who
is the President of BREA, Abaco Chapter,
discussed with Mr. Monroe the possibil-
ity of his coming back to Abaco to teach
a motivational course to high school stu-


dents. Mr. Monroe will be happy to re-
turn to give his time free of charge for
that purpose.
Mr. Monroe, who is the author of Sto-
ries of Uncle Adrian, said that his mis-
sion is to inspire and educate one million
people by the year 2010.


The Abaco branch of the Bahamas Real Estate Association met to listen to Mr. Zan
Monroe, an inspiration speaker from North Carolina. He previously spoke to the BREA
group in Nassau. Chris Roberts, President of the local BREA group is shown on the
right.


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Items for Sale, Commercial Service; Cars & Boats


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




Please note that the following positions are
now available at The Abaco Club, RC Ltd.
1- Transport Assistant
1- Sous Chef
1- Chef de Partie (PM shift)
1- Pre (Pantry) Cook
2- Spa Attendant
1- Pay Master
1- Beach Manager
1- Kitchen Steward
2- Guest Relations Coordinators (Sales)
5- Room Attendants
3- Housemen
1- Linen. Room Attendant / Presser
5- Housekeeping Room Attendants
1- Snr. Housekeeping Manager
1- Reservation Agent
1- Valet driver (Housekeeping)
1- Maintenance Technician
1- Painter
1- Air-conditioned Refrigeration Assistant
1- Chief Kitchen Steward
4- Kitchen Stewards (Male)
Wamted Staff fpr Sea Spray Resort
Hostess
Busboys
Waitresses
Waiters
Cocktail Waitress
Cooks
Dishwashers
Marco Appliance center is seeking to employ
a person in their point of sale department who
possesses strong customer sales skills. Must be
computer literate and proficient in Word, Excel
and typing. Please drop off resume 8 am to 4 pm
Monday through Friday or fax to 367-3469 or
e-mail marcoac ibatelnet.bs


Customer Service / Technician
Experienced sailor and live aboard cruiser
wanted to operate seven vessel bare boat charter
fleet in Marsh Harbour. Experience in sail and
motor yacht maintenance, strong customer rela-
tion skills and a good positive attitude a must!
Salary plus dockage. Contact Tracy Etienne at
Florida Yacht Charters & Sales 305-537-8600
ext. 162 or fax resume to 305-672-2039
Help Wanted Breakfast chef hours 6 - 10:30
a.m. Must live in Hope Town. Experience re-
quired. Call Tom at the Lodge at 366-0095




For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service
Whether you want to manage your weight,
lower your cholesterol, change body composi-
tion, or just eat healthier, we have a plan for
you. For more information please contact
Vernique 365-8720 or 442-0019 or 18 or visit
http://anne.lose20.com.
Spanish / Math classes beginning September
2007 for students interested in learning the
language or extra lessons after school. Math
lessons for primary students needing extra
classes. Call Susan @ 367-4223 or 533-7010
for more information



Bahamas' expansion of Melaleuca's $780
million company. Looking for entrepreneurs.
Must with have internet access. Home business
promoting environmentally-safe products. No
direct sales. Referral marketing. Investment
$250-$400 U.S. Earn anywhere from $550 to
$2000 a month. Contact Vernique at 365-8720
or 442-0019 or visit http://www.200biz.com/
anne


Mahogany and hyacinth table, 6 chairs din-
ing room set (180cm) $1950. Mahogany and
banana leaf table, 4 chairs dining room set (90
cm x 90 cm) $1500. For more information call
367-0521



95 Ford Contour as is $800. Contact Ms. Smith
367-0197 or 466-5260





Complete 1.6 L VTEC engine w/automatic
transmission. Fits 96-00 Honda Civic. Also inte-
rior and seats in tan color. 366-3014 evenings


Quick Sale - 2 boats 18.5' Wahoo, just like
new, 21' Chris Craft with cabin. Asking
$10,000 OBO Call 365-5181 Make an offer
15.5' fiberglass flats boat, built on a Dolphin
hull by foreman of Sea Craft Boat Company for
his personal use. Tiller steering. Two live wells.
Built 1983. DUTY PAID Old 55 HP Evinrude.
Old trailer. $4000 Call 367-3986

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20' Wellcraft 200 HP engine, trailer included,
new canvas top. $5,500 Call 577-0008
20' Grady White with 150 HP Mercury, fully
equipped, suntop anddoger. $13,500 OBO Call
477-5277


22' Aquasport boat, make a good workboat.
$600 Call 477-5277


23' Mako 140 HP Mercury, low hours. 15,000.
Contact National Marine for details 367-2326

Abaconian



29' Chris Craft w/ 200 HP Mercury. Holds 120
gals. gas & 65 gals. water, new bottom paint,
04/07. Has fridge, stove, sleeps 4-5. Ready to
go. Asking $24,000. Call Grant @ 359-6208
for more info.


29' Wellcraft Coastal '99 - Twin 2004 Yamaha
225 4-Stroke Outboards - Less than 600 hours
- Warrantied until 2009. Boat is fully equipped
- live well, fresh/salt water washdown, radar,
GPS/Plotter, custom stereo system, 6kw gen-
erator (under 30 hours), fridge, stove, A/C,
microwave, etc. Too many extras to list. Cabin
sleeps up to six. Boat is located in Hope Town,
Abaco. DUTY PAID. Asking $85, 000.00
ONO. Please call (242) 366-0040 or (242)
359-6020 for more details









43' Aluminum hull, crawfishing boat, 5000
lb. freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW generator,
stabilizers, sleeps 7. $45,000 Call 365-5148








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ELBOW CAY
Renovated hilltop re-
treat with 1,892 sq. ft. of
living space, 3 bed-
rooms, and 3 baths.
Shared private dock
and access to the beach
ll r just a few steps away.
- I $ $1,195,000. Ref PS10621


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


ELBOW CAY
Well equipped fun-
wi - filled family home fea-
Sturing 5 bedrooms, 5
baths, endless wrap-
Z___around decks, pool,
". ', open pit bbq., and su-
perb ocean views.
$1,750,000. Ref. AB112


ELBOW CAY
Newly built 3 bedroom,
3 bath home hidden
amid lush trees and
vegetation. Enjoy views
of the sea, access to the
I Lucayos dock and the
nearby beach.
$875,000. Ref. PS 10596


GREAT ABACO CLUB
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2
bath canalfront home
within a gated commu-
nity. Accented by a
large balcony, stunning
sea views, enclosed
patio, and private dock.
$1,050,000. Ref AS 10757


ELBOW CAY
Cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath
villa set on almost a half
- acre of landscaped
grounds overlooking the
ocean with a studio cot-
tage and garage. Great
vacation rental retreat.
$680,000, Ref, PSI006


GOVERNMENT SUB.
Beautiful open plan
home with 3 bedrooms
and 2 baths. This 2,216
sq. ft. home features an
apartment ideal for a
guest suite or rental unit
with income potential.
$491,500. Ref. AS10598


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GREAT GUANA CAY
Del;ahrfjl 5 bedroom, 3
bath beachfront home
on over a half acre over-
looking the sea. Spa-
cious great room and
large oceanside deck.
Excellent rental history.
$1,295,000. Ref. AB123


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


THE ABACO CLUB
Elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath golf course home
at the Ritz-Carlton man-
Saged Abaco Club at
Winding Bay offering a
clubhouse, European
spa, tennis and beach.
$4,495,000. Ref. AS 10701


GREAT CISTERN
Well built fourplex com-
prising four 2 bedroom,
I bath units. Excellent
Investment opportunity
with great rental income
potential. Just minutes
to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS 10751


HOPE TOWN
Seven unit apartment
complex offering four, I
bedroom units and
three, 2 bedroom units.
Central air and partially
furnished. Excellent in-
vestment opportunity.
r $925,000. Ref AB156


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


ELBOW CAY
8,709 sq. ft. homesite
overlooking the ocean
and Hope Town's light-
house. Within the Little
Point Subdivision and
just a short walk to Tur-
tle Hill and the beach.
$179,500. Ref. PS10614


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LUBBERS QUARTERS
This rare sea-to-sea 1.93
acre investment tract
boasts a protected
deep water bay and
amazing views. Ideal for
a beach home or small
development.
$910,000. Ref AS10719


ELBOW CAY
Superb 10,494 sq. ft.
property situated within
the growing residential
community of Breezy
Hill. The lot offers great
elevations and poten-
tial views.
$132,000. Ref. PS10603


BASIN HARBOUR CAY
One-of-a-kind 9 acre
tract extending from
sea-to-sea on a se-
cluded cay with sub-
tropical foliage, deep
water anchorage and ex-
cellent flats fishing.
$382,500. Ref. AS 10767


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


CARRINGTON CAY
Elevated 1.4 acre pri-
vate island just off Great
Abaco Island with deep
water and utilities avail-
able nearby on the
mainland. lust 3 miles
from Treasure Cay.
$455,000. Ref. AB5147


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CALAMITY'S COTTAGE - Great Abaco Club, Marsh Harbour
Renovated 4 bedroom, 4 bath vacation retreat with 2,400 sq.
ft. under air, a large Great Room, covered patio, boat slip and
easy access to luxury amenities. $3,200/week. Ref. AR10554

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