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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th, 2007
Immig. will speed document processing
Officers ask Abaco applicants to verify files on August 31
Night time fire destroys Sapodillys I
Sapoallys ournea aown early on August 1 aue to afire mat vegan in tme Kitcnen of the well Known estaolisnment. ine Marshn Har-
bour Volunteer Fire Department kept the fire contained to the one building, The firemen called for assistance from the Hope Town
Volunteer Fire and Rescue who brought a pump using harbour water to control the fire. See story on page 4.
The Cabinet Office and
Bahamas Information Services
The new immigration audit initiative
announced by the government is an effort
to assist all persons who have a legitimate
claim or right to immigration status in The
Bahamas and to expedite the regularization
of their status. This includes many Haitian
nationals who are long-time residents of
The programme specifically seeks to as-
sist individuals who have submitted appli-
cations for permanent residence or citizen-
ship to the Immigration Department prior
to April 30, 2007.
This exercise is not a registration pro-
gramme. It is not an offer of amnesty for
illegal immigrants. It is not a repatriation
programme for illegal immigrants to be ei-
ther voluntarily or forcibly repatriated.
The Bahamas Government believes that
it is in the best interest of the Bahamian
people to facilitate, promote and encourage
respect for the laws of our country.
It does not contribute to good order and
peace if large numbers of people in the
community who qualify for residence sta-
tus are denied such status and are forced
Please see Immigration
BEC sites are being reviewed
By Bahamas Information Service
The government's proposed new power
plant for Abaco is part of a "pro-active"
initiative to provide for current and future
needs on the island, Minister of State for
Public Utilities, the Hon. Phenton Ney-
mour, said during a recent visit to the is-
our country that the development and im-
provement of our infrastructure actually is
ahead of project development;" Minister
Neymour said. He said it is important that
utilities such as electricity, telecommunica-
tions and water and sewerage, are in place
and have adequate capacity to meet the de-
"It is important in the development of Please see Neymour
Proposed condo project is discussed
A group from the Ministry of Works checked the progress of repairs to schools and
docks in North Abaco and Central Abaco on August 10. The group was headed by the
Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of Works, who is shown here, left, at S. C. Bootle High
School in Cooper's Town. He is discussing the situation with the Prime Minister, the
Hon. Hubert Ingraham, center, who was staying in Cooper's Town, and Mr. Eric
Collie, a Councillor for North Abaco. Included in the group with Mr. Deveaux were
several engineers, an architect, and others. Please see story on page 5
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Mr. Ken Ceral, one of the developers of a proposed gated community on Pelican
Shores, Marsh Harbour, presented his plan to a group that included Marsh Harbour
residents and local government representatives. Listening is the Hon. Brent Symonette,
Deputy Prime Minister. The project would be on the four and a half acre estate origi-
nally belonging to James B. Crockett and more i,, cril to Bill and Sally Pascoe. The
proposed project will have 15 condo buildings. The resort will include four swimming
pools, a restaurant and dockage for the residents. The meeting followed a tour of the
property by Mr. Symonette and the developers with local government officers and oth-
ers. The reaction at the public meeting to the project was mostly favorable with a few
objecting to the extra traffic and noise of construction. See story on page 6.
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Prime Minister Calls for Support of Immigration Audit
to live outside the law and outside the full
protection that the law provides.
It is a well-known fact that the process-
ing of large numbers of applications by
persons with legitimate claims or entitle-
ments to immigration status has been un-
It is now the intention of the Govern-
ment to expedite the processing of these
long-outstanding applications. The review
will be carried out on Abaco on August 31,
All churches, social organizations, com-
munity leaders and citizens are encouraged
to support this effort to regularize persons
with legitimate claims to status in The Ba-
hamas, and in so doing to assist in the pro-
motion of a culture of respect for law and
the rights of individuals.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has
called on all Bahamians, especially those
who are connected in any way with persons
who have applications before the Immigra-
tion Department, to encourage applicants
to cooperate with the audit and thereby
ensure that their applications are properly
completed and expeditiously dealt with.
This exercise will not change the basis
upon which applications for residence sta-
tus or citizenship are considered, said Mr.
Ingraham. Rather, this is a new manage-
ment initiative, part of a comprehensive
effort to improve record-keeping and pro-
cessing systems in the Department.
The Prime Minister said that he has long
been an advocate of the regularization of
the immigration status of all persons with
He recalled that during two prior terms
in office his Government had caused the
regularization of thousands of long-out-
standing applications for Bahamian status
by children and spouses of Bahamian citi-
zens; hundreds of foreign teachers, prison
officers, nurses and other long-time resi-
dents of The Bahamas. This included many
Haitian nationals who had long contributed
to the development of The Bahamas.
The Prime Minister concluded by saying
that it is of critical importance at this time
that all Bahamians give their support to ef-
forts and initiatives to promote respect for
the law, respect for the rights of all people
and peace and harmony in the community.
Minister of National Security and Immi-
gration, the Hon. O.A.T. "Tommy" Turn-
quest, said the audit provides the Depart-
ment of Immigration with an opportunity
to update contact information with those
persons who may have previously applied
for citizenship or residency and did not re-
ceive a response prior to April 30, 2007.
It will allow officials at the Department of
Immigration to cross-check the information
they receive with information they already
have in their possession. It does not replace
the process of whether a person is granted
status or not.
"We want to deal with those persons
who have a constitutional entitlement to
citizenship to The Bahamas," Minister
Turnquest said. "That's those persons born
in The Bahamas who have applied between
their 18th and 19th birthday. They have a
constitutional entitlement. As long as they
have been here, understand things Baha-
mian; can speak English and know the Na-
tional Anthem - those types of things."
Minister Turnquest said the ministry is
also trying to put children of Bahamian
mothers, born in wedlock outside of The
Bahamas, who are not automatically Baha-
mians, on a fast track "and find out if any
of those applications have fallen through
the cracks. If they have, we want to get
them out. We also want to deal with chil-
dren of Bahamian fathers. We also want
to deal with all the others who have some
About 20 persons turned out for a town
meeting on Guana Cay July 30 sponsored
by the Hope Town District Council. Chief
Councillor Jeremy Sweeting gave consoli-
dated expenses for the three-island district.
He mentioned the marginal increase to their
budget of $8,076 which had to be shared
between the three towns, $3,000 each to
Hope Town and Man-O-War, and $2,000
to Guana Cay.
He was disappointed in this meager in-
claim to naturalization who may say they
have applied and haven't heard anything,
we want to find out who they are."
Minister Turnquest said that conduct-
ing the audit does not mean that everybody
will be approved.
crease as the single island of Green Turtle
Cay received an $85,000 increase.
Administrator Cephas Cooper expects
that the district will get $100,000 for capi-
tal projects. He suggests that the three
towns hold public meetings to decide how
their share of this capital funding is to be
spent once it is received.
Please see Town Mtg.
A town meeting was held on Guana Cay on July 30 to inform the residents of what their
local government had accomplished and to hear comments from the town. The meeting
was held outdoors since the school was having work done.
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Page 4 A The Abaconian
A favorite bar and restaurant is no more
By Julian Lockhart
The early morning hours of August 1
brought Brenda Mitchell out of her bed to
watch in dismay as her restaurant, Sapo-
dilly's, burnt to the ground despite the val-
iant effort of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer
Fire Department. Sapodilly's, a fixture on
Front Street and a favorite watering hole
and eatery of visitors and locals alike, prob-
ably started burning around 3:30 a.m. that
Wednesday morning, but wasn't discov-
ered until 4 a.m. by Brad Law. Mr. Law
was staying on a sail boat in the Harbour
View Marina when he smelt the smoke.
It was Mr. Law, who then called the fire
department and may have saved the Wm
H. building next door as well by acting
quickly and turning off the propane tank
when he discovered the fire.
Mrs. Mitchell said, "It is not so much
the burning of Saps, because it is gone, but
it's the staff. The people keep coming by
and saying they want us to rebuild. The
e-mails coming in on the different pages
have been amazing and it is warming. It is
the staff I am having the hardest time with.
We can't offer them jobs because there is
nothing they can do with this place (Tupps)
because a lot of them work in restaurants.
Fortunately, a lot of them have full time
jobs and only two or three don't. By the
time we rebuild, they will have to be em-
ployed some place else. If they want to
come back, they can," she added.
Mr. Law from Charleston, South Caro-
lina, did not have air conditioning on his
boat and smelt smoke. He and his wife,
Lisa Ford, and their son got up to see if
it was their boat on fire. He then saw the
smoke coming from across the street.
Mr. Law said he saw a hole in the roof
where the fire was coming through, and he
knew he had to get to the propane tank.
Otherwise, there could have been way more
damage once the fire started to spread. He
also used a small water hose to run water
onto the roof where the fire was coming
through until the first truck arrived.
The first fire truck arrived about 20 min-
utes after the call was made and then about
20 minutes later two more trucks arrived.
Luckily for Mrs. Mitchell, the wind
predominantly blew from the southeast
causing the fire to stay away from the
new building. However, at one point the
wind did start to blow from the southwest
and the huge tree between both buildings
was burning with the new building next in
Rumors have spread that Mrs. Mitch-
ell intentionally burnt down Sapodilly's.
But the fire inspector from the insurance
company has already assessed how the
fire started and has said arson was not in-
Mrs. Mitchell said, "We live in rumors
in the Bahamas, and I don't adhere to ru-
mors at all except if it affects my family
directly. We already had the inspectors up
here from Nassau, and they found exactly
where it burnt down. It was electrical and
we know where it happened. No one has
checked for arson and the insurance com-
pany is fine with all that.
People can say whatever they want to
say. It was in a strange area of the kitchen
and nothing to do with propane. It started
where we kept our plates. It looked as if it
started where the air condition unit is up-
stairs," she added.
Mrs. Mitchell does not know at this time
what they are going to rebuild on the site,
but said it will be a building and a restau-
rant of some form will be involved. Unlike
the Wm H. building, the new building will
only be two stories. She said the fire de-
partment response was great, and they will
save the decks for a period of time. They
will do a big fund raiser for the fire depart-
ment to help them out.
Sapodilly's was closing until Septem-
ber but will now be closed indefinitely
as a new building is constructed on the
site. Mrs. Mitchell said, "We are going
to rebuild. We are not quite sure what we
will put there, but we will rebuild some-
thing. There is definitely going to be an-
other building. I don't know if it will be
Sapodilly's again like it was, but it may
be something like it. I don't know if the
second floor will be a restaurant, we don't
quite know yet. We have to tear it down,
look at the space, look at parking and see
what the tenants think is possible. It won't
be three stories, but it will be two. We will
start rebuilding as soon as possible, and we
will tear the building down this week," she
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Open meeting considered proposed development
By Jennifer Hudson
An important meeting, hastily organized
by the government of the Bahamas, was
held at the Marsh Harbour Court House on
August 10 for persons to voice any con-
cerns they may have about a proposed con-
do/ hotel development on the Pasco prop-
erty on Pelican Shores. The Hon. Brent
Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister of The
Bahamas, attended along with several oth-
er high ranking government ministers and
Upon arrival in Marsh Harbour the Mr.
Symonette and his party toured the site and
were fully appraised of the proposed plans
in advance of the meeting. In the afternoon
approximately 30 people gathered in the
courthouse to hear a presentation by one
of the developers after which they asked
questions they had or voice any concerns.
One of the developer, Mr. Ken Ceral,
explained that the MTB Development
Company is a land acquisition and devel-
opment company specialising in the de-
velopment of commercial, residential and
industrial properties. It currently has major
developments located in Delaware, West
Jefferson and London, Ohio. When asked
about his association with Abaco, the de-
veloper replied that he has been coming to
The Bahamas since the 1980s and to Abaco
If permission is granted by the govern-
ment, the developers explained that the
project will consist of 15 units which will
be so designed that they can be used either
as a whole or half can be "locked off," al-
lowing the space to become two separate
units. This gives the potential of 30 units
in all. The development will be an upscale
condo/hotel property with the units selling
for approximately $1.5 million. Rooms
will be available for nightly or weekly
rental on a full-service hotel basis. Per-
sons purchasing units may live in them for
only three months of the year; the rest of
the time the condos must go into the rental
pool. A restaurant will be on the property
which will be available to the public. Mr.
Frederik Gottlieb, the lawyer representing
the developers, explained that the develop-
ers must construct a restaurant on the site
in order to qualify under the Hotel Encour-
A private cabana will be built on a small
portion of the beach on the north shore of
the property. The property is adjacent to
Mermaid Reef, a popular reef easily acces-
sible by boat or by land. The existing dock
on the harbour of Marsh Harbour will re-
main and 15 finger piers will be construct-
ed along the shore line that will provide
dock space for each of the 15 duplexes.
Each dock will extend out 20 feet from the
Although units will be two- and three-
storeys high they will be cut into the hill-
side to make them "look as if they have
been there for years." No building will ex-
tend more than 30 feet above the hill.
The property was originally the home of
J.B. Crockett, Abaco's first serious inves-
tor. His residence was the only one on Pel-
ican Shores for many years and was build
in the mid-1950s. Later Bill and Sally Pas-
coe, well known visitors to Abaco, owned
it. The property is comprised of 4.74 acres
and has a a 400-foot shoreline while the
shore line on the Sea of Abaco is somewhat
less. Just off its north shore lies the popular
Mermaid Reef which may well be is per-
haps Abaco's most visited reef.
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A group of government representatives from Nassau and Abaco along with other inter-
ested persons toured the property on Pelican Shores that is under consideration for a de-
velopment. This shows the existing dock on the harbour side of the property. The property
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Upscale condos will provide more hotel rooms
The developers say that they are aware
of the people's concerns regarding the
preservation of Mermaid Reef. They will
not be disturbing the reef or access to it
from the road. They vow to ensure that
public access to two-thirds of the beach
will be preserved along with public park-
Once the floor was thrown open for
comments, people had plenty to say both
for and against the project. Mr. Patrick
Bethel was very vocal in expressing his
concern that this project is already a fait
accompli. However, he was informed by
both Mr. Symonette and Mr. Gottlieb that
no government permission has been grant-
ed, and it is definitely not a fait accompli.
Mr. Bethel, supported by several others,
went on to say that he felt people were not
informed in a timely or proper manner.
Most people heard about the meeting just
by word of mouth. He was disappointed at
the number of people present at the meeting
which he felt was held at a difficult time of
day for working people. He suggested that
another meeting should be held in three to
four weeks time with more people present.
"This needs much thought and people must
have maximum say."
Some persons wondered if the utilities
would be compromised. The water supply
was a concern for many present as they
stated that it is already a serious problem
and more infrastructure is needed before
any new developments can be considered.
Government persons emphasized that they
are aware that there must be a sufficient
upgrade of water, telephone and electricity
services to support the development. Mr.
Jack Albury stated that he feels that an up-
grade of the utility supplies will improve
the standard for the residents of Pelican
Shores. He felt that the upgrade should
have been done years ago, and he will have
no objection to the upcoming project if the
infrastructure is upgraded first.
Both Randy Key and Liann Kaighin stat-
ed their concerns about the noise level and
amount of traffic that this project would
possibly bring to Pelican Shores as they
have an elderly father who lives next door
to the property. Randy Key assured the
developer that this is an investor-friendly
island, but that this proposal has come
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On a more positive note Mr. Gottlieb
and Mrs. Yvonne Key stated that they see
this as a positive move for Marsh Harbour
as the city is in great need of more hotel
When asked for an approximate con-
struction time frame, the developers es-
timated a possible two years after initial
approval. All contractors will be local and
all equipment and materials will be brought
by boat so that there will be no vehicular
Mr. Symonette closed the meeting by
apologising f nd compile all of their views.
The developers stated that they would be
happy to return in a few weeks time for
another meeting, and Mr. Symonette will
also be pleased to attend that meeting.
Accompanying Mr. Symonette were
representatives from Town Planning,
Fisheries and Marine Resources, the Port
Authority, Crown Lands and the BEST
Commission. Mr. Ken Ceral and Mr. Dan
Block represented the MTB Development
Company, the company based in Ohio that
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Parliamentary Representative for South
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Page 8 A The Abaconian August 15, 2007
The Editor Says...
Govt. begins dealing with immigrant issues
There seems to be some new motion
within government, and immigration in
particular, on clearing the backlog of long-
time applications pending for citizenship
and residency by persons who qualify un-
der the law.
An early August audit exercise by Im-
migration in Nassau has been held to up-
date files and assist in the processing of ap-
plications. A similar exercise will be held
in Freeport on August 29 and on Abaco
on August 31 at the Anglican Parish Hall.
(See the Immigration notice on Page 22)
Those with pending applications sub-
mitted long ago and up through April 30,
2007, now have the opportunity to review
their circumstances with immigration of-
This is a major step forward as Immi-
gration has always been a bit aloof and
operated behind closed doors. Once appli-
cations were submitted, they disappeared
into a bureaucratic morass and inquiries
generally went unanswered. This current
audit exercise does not mean automatic ap-
proval, but appears to be a sincere effort to
bring files up-to-date for further process-
ing leading to approval if all conditions are
This audit is not a round-up exercise.
Only those who have a legitimate basis to
submit documents and did submit them are
Coupled with this initiative is a decla-
ration by government that a sincere effort
will be made to review the applications and
move those who qualify through the sys-
tem leading to approval. Many applicants
have moved or changed their address and
therefore are invisible from an immigra-
tion standpoint. The Nassau audit found
a couple of individuals who had been ap-
proved for citizenship. However, those
persons were unaware that their request
had been granted.
All persons with pending applications
are urged to take whatever documents that
might be relevant and meet with Immigra-
tion officers on August 31.
Persons with a foreign spouse and at-
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tempting to clarify their status or that of
their children are urged to bring their doc-
uments as efforts are being made to resolve
many of the spousal issues. Assistance will
be given to resolving the problems of chil-
dren born overseas to a Bahamian woman.
There have been many suggestions over
the years by government departments,
churches, civic groups and others on how
to approach the immigrant situation, par-
ticularly as it relates to the settlements of
the Mud, Pigeon Peas, Sand Banks, and
the more recent area named Hidden Valley
off the Treasure Cay farm road.
A consistent suggestion was to process
immigration applications in a timely man-
ner which appears to be a current goal of
government. Many applicants have waited
as long as ten years for an answer from
Immigration. This audit and subsequent
processing is a welcome exercise.
Those who are given citizenship can
then apply for a passport and open a bank
account. Citizenship or residency will es-
tablish their status in society. Many immi-
grants are wanting to conform to Bahamian
standards but are presently unable to do so.
Citizenship will allow these persons to ne-
gotiate a mortgage and buy a house lot.
Acquiring a house lot brings up the
second major item felt necessary to bring
these people fully into Bahamian society
- an affordable house lot.
Acquiring land on Abaco for home con-
struction is becoming a luxury only the
middle and upper class can take advantage
of. Available house lots are scarce, prices
are high and rental housing is in short sup-
Persons willing to invest in home own-
ership often begin with a duplex. Rental
income on the second unit may cover mort-
With Abaco's booming economy, gov-
ernment must consider opening a low
cost subdivision somewhere in the greater
Marsh Harbour area for those establishing
their first home.
This concept was pursued by the FNM
government in the late 1990s. Our memory
is that Hurricane Floyd in 1999 changed
many government priorities and low cost
land was put aside.
The PLP government realized the need
for a low cost subdivision and requested
recommendations on a suitable site from
the Central Abaco District Council. Two
locations were suggested, one just south of
Spring City and another on the S.C. Boo-
tle Highway northwest of the BEC power
plant. Nothing more of consequence was
Perhaps this present FNM government
will re-examine this concept. Small afford-
able lots are badly needed for those begin-
ning their economic climb.
There have been several recent refer-
ences by top government persons that suf-
ficient infrastructure needs to put in place
ahead of expansion by the private sector.
This encourages private sector develop-
These services include electricity, water
and phone utilities, not just to benefit de-
velopers but to serve an expanding society
It is easy to recognize that a major pri-
vate development will need an expanded
electric supply. However, it is less obvi-
ous that the workmen, employees and their
families of this development put additional
demands on the utilities as well. An ex-
panding society places other demands on
the civil structure, schools, clinics and the
police, for example.
Abaco's population was 13,000 at the
2000 census, having grown 32 percent
from the previous census in 1990. Project-
ing this figure gives Abaco an estimated
population of 15,000 - 16,000 persons at
It is interesting to note that the 2000 cen-
sus did not find any illegal immigrants so it
is anybody's guess what our actual popula-
tion was then or is today.
When government officials speak of
providing sufficient infrastructure for de-
velopment, our increased population must
also be provided for: electricity, water,
phone, postal services, garbage, schools,
basic health care and the other things gov-
ernment provides. One of the needs of a
growing society is affordable land which
only government can provide.
It seems that government will now deal
with the backlog of applications. Now it is
time to re-exam opportunities for them.
Settes to the ï¿½ditok
Dear Mr. Editor,
Thank you for allowing me space in
There is a situation or I can call it a prob-
lem at the Man-O-War All Age School, and
I feel it should be brought to the attention
of the Ministry of Education. At the end of
this past school year five or six or maybe
more students failed and will have to re-
peat their grade. This is very disturbing to
me and some other parents. There are only
20 students and two teachers, one full time
volunteer, and a dozen or more part time
volunteers. I am wondering if this percent-
age failing with 20 students is normal?
I think the problem is that teaching is
not done as it should be. The students go
in each morning with all their assignments
written on the board for the day and they
are supposed to do them without much
teaching and drilling as I think should be
done. This is maybe all right for the above
average student but the average or slower
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learners need more help and with 20 stu-
dents I don't understand why there cannot
be some one-on-one time spent with some
I thought the main reason the teachers
are paid is to teach "reading, writing and
arithmetic" or math as it called nowadays.
For the last 10 to 12 years it seems the
whole school year revolves around the Flea
Market in February, field trips, Friends
of the Environment (making cement balls
for artificial reefs), etc, which are all very
good projects if time allows. Another dis-
turbing fact is that during the first term,
September through December 2006 at least
two students were told they would not be
going up a grade at the end of the school
year. I thought and have always been told
that students need encouragement, not be-
ing put down.
One more thing. A few years ago two
students were taken out of the Man-O-War
School and sent to Agape Christian School.
Both were not doing well here. Now both
are honor and super honor roll students.
I just hope and pray that the coming
school year can be a much more success
ful year for the students.
A very frustrated citizen
To the Chief Councillor
of Hope Town District
The actions of the leader of the Hope
Town District Council have really both-
ered me lately. First, let me say that the
very first time the Chief Councillor ran for
Local Government, I voted for him, even
though he lost. This second nomination of
his required no voting as no one else nomi-
nated and he automatically was placed into
power. Many have hailed him as accom-
plishing so much at such a young age. Al-
though this is true, let us keep in mind that
he has never been voted into a position of
authority. Due to recent events, I'm sorry,
Mr. Chief Councillor , but I will not be
able to vote for you again next year when
you run, as I'm sure you will.
The most recent events that have both-
ered me surround this last election called
by our Prime Minister. You have made
it no secret that you were opposed to the
election. We have seen the press confer-
ence report in the paper and know how you
feel. Someone can confirm or deny this for
me, but to my knowledge our Prime Minis-
ter is following the Local Government Act
which basically states that if not enough
persons nominate (as happened in Man-O-
War), that the minister is to appoint per-
sons to fill that void (which happened with
the appointment of Mr. Joseph Albury and
Mr. Christopher Albury).
It then states that another nomination is
to be called in 90 days at which time the
appointed members and anyone else in the
community may officially nominate and
if needed, an election will take place (and
this just happened). As you can see, we
are well past the 90 days. You have also
said that this happened in Man-O-War and
no where else. This is because the people
of Man-O-War wanted to see the law car-
ried out and had to get a petition to actually
have this take place. I've been told there
will other nominations such as this to take
place, but that Man-O-War was one first
because of this petition.
I have also noticed that you chose to go to
each island with a financial report this year.
Why have you not done this other years?
You have had almost a full page ad taken
out in The Abaconian describing all the ac-
tions your Council has accomplished over
the past two years. Why now? Why not last
year as well? Why have you not done as
other councils in the past and posted min-
utes from every meeting in the Post Office?
But I digress . . . back to this election.
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August 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 9 A
utJoke Setteks to the gdttok
Although you were opposed to the elec-
tion, you still had an obligation as Chief
Councillor to make sure this was properly
done as other leaders have done in the past.
You did not let the community of Man-O-
War know there was even going to be an
election; nothing was posted. I might have
considered running for this position, but I
didn't have the opportunity to know about
it till much later, with no time to think
about it or consider it.
Secondly, you did not notify anyone of
the time, place or date of nomination. Once
again, I would have been unable to nomi-
nate because I found out about the nomina-
tion 30 minutes after it was closed.
Lastly, the actual election itself. No one
posted any information about who the can-
didates were (thankfully, two of them put
up their own posters), when the election
would be, where the polling station was,
what time it would be open and what would
be necessary to vote (on the register, vot-
er's card, passport, driver's license, etc).
This was one time we can be thankful for
Man-O-War gossip because without it very
few would have shown up to vote (there
were still quite a few registered voters that
did not vote, maybe they didn't hear the
gossip). We have to wonder how close to
150 even found their way to the poll.
Once again I am very disappointed. I
know you were against this election, but
you had a duty to follow directives from
those in a higher position than you. If you
cannot arbitrarily do your job, then per-
haps you should resign.
The other thing that has bothered me
about our Chief Councillor is his belief
that he is above the law. Most of the is-
land knows that he used to park his golf
cart in the road all the time and now still
does occasionally. I had to make room on
my property to park my vehicle and you
should do the same. You do not have the
right to block up more than half the road.
The Chief Councillor also believes that
he doesn't have to license his vehicle which
he has not done since 2002. If you do not
believe me, check his back license plate
sticker. He also has removed the registra-
tion sticker and front license plate from the
front of his golf cart. Perhaps this is so any
officer that sees his vehicle will not know
who to go to, but we all know your cart,
So when he actually goes to license the
vehicle, let's make sure he back-pays for
the last five years as well as a hefty fine
for driving an unlicensed vehicles for that
amount of time. I'm sure any officer can
get at least 100 signatures on an affidavit of
people that have seen the Chief Councillor
driving this cart during the past five years.
I also assume that he has not been paying
any insurance; you better check on that,
too. The rumor is that when the PLP gov-
ernment won the election in 2002, he said
that he didn't have to do anything because
"We're in power now!" I hope all PLP's or
FNM's don't think this way. Whoever you
voted for and whoever is in power, we,
be that citizen, Chief Councillor, Senator,
Member of Parliament or Prime Minister,
must all obey the law.
Mr. Chief Councillor, it's not too late
for you to clean up your act. Admit and
pay for past mistakes, turn over a new
leaf, straighten up, fly right, and I'm sure
the people will still embrace you as their
A concerned resident
Warning to clean
up our environment
We have been coming to Abaco since
1983. We truly love coming to the island
and enjoy all it has to offer. This year we
brought new guests to the island and in-
troduced them to Abaco. One morning we
took them from Marsh Harbor to Treasure
Cay. I was truly embarrassed at the con-
tinuous dump sites, car bodies and squat-
ters which were present the entire length
of the trip.
Our guests kept asking if we were re-
ally going to one of the top ten beaches in
the world? I understand that the island is
growing, but to discard everything along
the road out of town is sickening. A clean
up is direly needed. The backside of Abaco
is truly an undiscovered jewel which has
been trashed beyond belief.
Eighty dollar a barrel oil is not far off
and at that point the sportfishing business
could taper off radically. The "stay at
home port" mind set may have already set
in. I truly do not believe that the weather
kept the big boats from crossing this sea-
son. These fishermen will fish all day long
in 14-foot seas and then go out again the
next day in the same sea-state.
Onshore development and cleanup should
be a priority on Abaco. For instance, the
sidewalks in Marsh Harbor have not been
improved in the 24 years that we have been
coming to the island. How difficult could it
be to improve sidewalks? You have all the
natural materials needed and cheap labor
from your illegal immigrants. A curb with
white paint is commonplace even in Mex-
ico. Improvements are needed now while
you still have tourist and sportfishing dol-
lars coming in to help clean up the blight.
Where does the money go?
Thanks GTC for
a great wedding
On May 19, 2007, my husband and I
were married at Gillam Bay on Green
Turtle Cay. Naturally, planning a wedding
long distance (we live in Los Angeles) is
not without its challenges, and we were
fortunate to have the assistance of many
kind and generous folks on the island.
We would like to express our deepest
gratitude to all who helped make our wed-
ding week special. We will always cherish
our time on Green Turtle Cay and will re-
member with fondness everyone who con-
tributed to creating a truly extraordinary
experience for us and our guests.
Tom Walters and
Amanda Diedrick Walters
We appreciate the
A community thank you is extended to
the sport and school community of Abaco.
ASP Godfrey Ferguson and Mrs. Ferguson
are grateful for the invaluable contribution
of the Youth in Action sport program that
has catapulted our three girls Jasmine,
Jayde and Emerald, in the discipline of
It was two years ago that Jasmine left
Abaco to continue her academic studies in
Pensacola, Florida. Her contribution to the
athletics program at the middle school lev-
el has resulted in the Sacred Heart Catholic
School in Pensacola winning the basketball
middle school league. The volleyball team
was third in the same league. In the the
Catholic School Youth League Jasmine
placed first in the 400m, 1 mile, 4x 400
relay and the softball throw. This contrib-
uted to the junior girls winning their divi-
sion. At the Escambia County Swimming
Championship Jasmine and Jayde excelled
in all their events. The girls placed in the
top five positions in all their events. It is to
be noted that it was the 50m breast stroke
that Jayde out swam Jasmine, placing sec-
ond place in this event.
It was the words of coach Mr. "Stretch"
Morley that inspired the girls. Mr. Morley
stated, "Talent must be matched with good
sportsmanship." This advice is paying off
and could be directly related to Jasmine
being invited to become a member to the
select basketball team Pensacola Pacers.
Jasmine has maintained a 3.9 GPA.
Her athletic accomplishments, academic
achievement and strong leadership quali-
ties have earned her the opportunity to
represent the city of Pensacola at the Na-
tional Young Leaders State Conference in
Orlando, Florida, in April 2008.
These accomplishments can be accred-
ited to the following: the Youth in Action
program with Mr. and Mrs. Davies and
Mr. "Stretch" Morley; St Francis de Sales
School, Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel and
the Awana program.
ASP and Mrs. Ferguson
I want to share a brief story how we ex-
perienced the support and professionalism
of the emergency support systems in Hope-
town and Marsh Harbour---and the hospi-
tality of the communities of Hopetown and
During a recent cruise to Abaco, my
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Tom and Amanda Walters were married on Green Turtle Cay in May and were thrilled
with the way everyone helped them to have a very successful wedding. Many people
worked with them to created memories that they and all their guests will remember for
the rest of their lives.
Receiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed
on issues such as: * Resort & hotel development
* Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc.
* Phone and electric company changes * Community events
* Fishing, boating & sporting activities * New business ventures
* Immigration, taxes or duty changes * Changes in airline service
* Changes to laws and regulations * Actions by local government
Jasmine and Jayde Ferguson, second and third from the left, were in the top five in all
the events at a recent swim meet in Florida, winning several awards.
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iNews of the Cays
Green Turtle Cay
By Annabelle Cross
It is hard to believe that the summer is
almost over and in a few weeks students
will be returning to school. It has been a
warm summer with very few rainy days.
Green Turtle Cay celebrated the 34th
anniversary of Independence with an ecu-
menical church service on July 8th. On
July 9th a cookout and fun evening was
held at Settlement Point. The young and
young at heart competed in traditional
games and enjoyed burgers and desserts.
At the end of the evening, those who were
able to stay awake gathered at Quincen-
tennial Park for the flag raising ceremony
at midnight, 34 years after the first Baha-
mian flag was raised! With all the official
celebrations done, everyone was able to
enjoy the public holiday in any way they
chose. For many this meant a day at the
The Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire
Department is a very important part of
our community, and this group is always
working to improve their skills as well
as keep their equipment updated. Some
members of the group are trained first
responders. Because this organization
operates solely on a volunteer basis and
with private donations, they are always
pleased to receive more equipment and
supplies. Mr. Phil Yonge and Mr. Roy
Boles, owners of Black Sound Marina,
are very supportive of the Fire Depart-
ment. Over the past few years they have
Mr. Roy Boles of Black Sound Marina and Richard Sit,,,' of the Clay County Fire
Department donated gear to the Gree n Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire Department. 5/n,',,
here in the front row are Green Turtle Cay Fire Chief Junior Roberts, Roy Boles and
Firefighter Richard St ,,,n. Behind are Matthew Lowe, Kevin Roberts, Thomas Sawyer
and Michael Sawyer, all volunteer firefighters.
had the fire pump completely rebuilt and
have donated 12 new helmets and shields
and eight sets of turnout gear.
Just last month a new shipment of sup-
plies arrived freight free on Vintage Props
and Jets. Mr. Boles and Mr. Yonge pro-
vided transportation and accommodation
for Mr. Richard Skinner of Clay County
Fire Department in Orange Park, Florida,
to present the gear to the GTC Volunteer
Fire Department. This latest shipment
includes additional helmets and shields,
turnout gear, fire hose, stretchers, smoke
detectors and a "Jaws of Life" rescue de-
vice. As owners of Black Sound Marina
who, along with their families, spend a lot
of time on the island, they recognize the
importance of the GTC Fire Department.
They are community-minded persons and
their generosity is appreciated by the Fire
Department and the entire community.
The Green Turtle Cay District Council
held a town meeting on August 10th to up-
date the community on projects that have
been completed or about to start. The new
budget allocated to the District Council
will be $300,000. The basketball court has
been resurfaced, the administration area
has a new picket fence and a resurfaced
walkway and the clinic has a new laundry
room. An update on the water system was
given and the property has been surveyed
and will be prepared to house the reverse
osmosis system and a 100,000 gallon stor-
There are plans to construct a small
building to house an employee to moni-
tor the town dump. Indiscriminate dump-
ing is a big problem at the dump. More
stop signs will be placed on the poles as
the markings on the street wear off easily.
The area in front of the Administrators's
Office and Post Office will be a no park-
ing area, and signs will be placed there to
Office Ferguson answered concerns of
underage driving and also voiced his con-
cerns and asked for the public's support.
Volunteer Fire Chief Junior Roberts gave
an update on the work of the fire depart-
ment and the new equipment recently do-
nated. Mr. Roberts would like to see the
resorts on GTC purchase some life saving
equipment to be kept on their premises in
case of an emergency.
People in the News
Congratulations to Adam Cash, who
graduated from Wyotech in Ormand Beach,
is currently employed at North Causeway
Marina in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Adam is the son of Wade and Martha Cash
and a 2006 graduate of Forest Heights
Blair Johnson, an 8th grade student of
Forest Heights Academy and daughter
of Lynn Johnson and Napoleon Johnson,
traveled to New York to compete in the In-
ternational Model and Talent Association's
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was able to
hold her own
in the big
city and won
first place in
the jeans and
swim wear on Blair Johnson
3rd runner up in Fashion Print and 4th run-
ner up on the Runway! Blair also placed
second in the Model of the Year competi-
tion! What a wonderful opportunity for a
girl raised in a small community to prove
there are no limits to one's dreams! Blair is
also an excellent swimmer and all around
athlete. Congratulations, Blair! Follow
The 2007-2008 Crawfish season got off
to a start on August 1st . Although the com-
mercial fishermen are usually tight lipped
about their catch, they don't appear to be
as disappointed as they have been in past
years. They still complain of poaching and
fishing out of season. Even with the new
regulations it seems that there are those
who find a way around the law. Enforce-
ment of all the areas spread over miles of
water is no easy task!
Youth Group Returns
By Jennifer Hudson
The Youth Group of St. James Method-
ist Church, Hope Town, has been working
for many months organizing bake sales and
other fund raisers, including a very success-
ful Youth Auction, in order to raise money
to finance their trip to a Mission Camp in
Tennessee. On July 20th 17 young people
aged 1 to 17 years along with their Youth
Leader, Ashley Yancey, and four parent
chaperones, traveled firstly to West Palm
Beach where they spent the night on the
first leg of their journey. While there they
enjoyed some fun activities which included
bowling (a new experience for several of
the kids) and took in the latest Harry Potter
mvie. A few of the dedicated Harry Potter
fans queued up at the bookstore at midnight
to wait in line to purchase the 7th and final
Harry Potter book.
The following day they made the long
drive to the Teameffort Mission Camp in
Copper Hill, Tennessee, where their seri-
ous work was to begin. Here they were as-
signed the home of Sam and Gina Stuart
and their 14-year-old son and 3-year-old
daughter which was to be their project for
the week. The trailer home was, according
to Ashley, in dire need of repair; the fam-
ily was poor and Sam had lost his job. Pre-
vious teams had already worked on it for
the past four weeks and the St. Andrews
Youth Group had the task of completing
all of the repairs. The previous teams had
put up the base for a new roof and so the
St. James group shingled and completed
it. They built a porch and a staircase to
an add-on room. They set to work on the
yard which was badly in need of cleaning
up, built a walkway, weeded a strawberry
patch and did some landscaping and plant-
Group Leader Ashley said that she was
shocked at how hard all the young people
worked. "Once they saw the conditions
this family was living in, they gave up all
of their free time to continue working on
the house. I was so proud of them," stated
Ashley. "The thing that made me proudest
of all was that they took on an extra project
that was not assigned. When the kids saw
the state of three-year-old Tiffany's bed-
room and learned that she had never had
a bed to sleep in, they wanted to redo her
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New power plant is being planned
mands on each island.
Minister Neymour and a team, which
included Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Chairman Mr. Frederik Gottlieb and Gen-
eral Manager Mr. Kevin Basden, toured
proposed sites for the power plant in Snake
The visit was to undertake a preliminary
assessment in regards to which of those lo-
cations site for BEC power plant. They
also visited the existing terminal and took
a look at the equipment there.
Among the steps being taken to meet
current demands were two 2,500-kilowatt
generators brought in to provide more re-
liable power to the plant during its peak
"We are happy that BEC has respond-
ed quickly to some of the issues that we
are encountering in Abaco and we have
to ensure that our customers are provided
with a reliable, efficient and lower-costing
utility," Minister Neymour said. Minister
Neymour said that the government is seek-
ing to improve the service in Abaco within
the next two years with the construction of
the new plant. "Of course, there are fac-
tors that could affect that date, but that
is the time period we are looking at," he
Mr. Gottlieb said the entire population
of Abaco will benefit from the power plant
for years to come. "The present
plant is barely keeping up with demands.
This new plant is intended to take into ac-
count the present and future growth rate of
Abaco and to provide for and accommo-
date such growth," he said.
Not only must growth be taken into con-
sideration, he said, but the need to improve
the provision of electrical supplies to exist-
ing customers is also necessary.
Minister Neymour said for the 2007-
2008 fiscal year, BEC plans to spend a
projected $350 to $400 million on capital
projects for the improvement of the deliv-
ery of service to customers in New Provi-
dence and the Family Islands.
Minister Neymour said upgrades for
the Family Islands include the following
proposed capital works: the new Abaco
power station at a cost of some $66 mil-
lion; a new Eleuthera power station at a
Please see Neymour
Minister of State for Public Utilities, the Hon. Phenton Neymour, right, I c ri'ly toured a
proposed site in Murphy Town for a new power plant that would supply the entire island.
He was accompanied by Bahamas EiDn ii inr Corporation Chairman, Mr. Frederik Got-
tlieb, left; General Manager, Mr. Kevin Basden; and Manager of the Marsh Harbour
generation plant, Mr. Benjamin R. Beneby. The team also toured sites near Snake Cay
and Great Cistern and performed a preliminary assessment in regards to what may be
the best site for BEC. They then visited the existing Marsh Harbour generation plant and
took a look at the equipment there.
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cost of some $12 million, with negotiations
presently underway for the upgrade of the
transmission and distribution facilities on
the island; and a new Cat Island power sta-
tion at a cost of some $14 million. He said
BEC plans to take over the operation of
Inagua's current power station from Mor-
ton Salt in the coming months. However,
he said, Inagua also needs a new power
station to be constructed at a cost of some
"One thing that the residents of Abaco
can recognize is that this government is
proactive," Minister Neymour said during
his recent visit. "We believe in planning
and being ahead of the game and we are
going to take this initiative throughout the
Family Islands and throughout New Provi-
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where we cannot provide adequate utili-
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The funeral service for Florence Wil-
liams, 71, formerly of Crossing Rocks was
held on August 4th in Nassau. Interment
was in Nassau.
She is survived by her sons Insp. Vin-
cent Williams and Min. Franklyn Wil-
liams; daughters Sheila and Patrice Wil-
liams and Audrey Rolle; son-in-law Min.
Mike Rolle; daughters-in-law Donnette and
Min. Diane Williams; sister Edna Russell;
brother Laverne Russell; brother-in-law
Israel Williams; sisters-in-law Dorothy
and Gertrude Russell and Ena Williams;
grandchildren Donell, Reginald, Vincent
Jr., Dianthe, Donnella and Donte; grand-
son-in-law Whitney Johnson; great-grand-
children Destiny and Whitney Johnson;
nieces Janet, Donnell, Barbara, Rocellia,
Nyoshi, Vondria, Sandra, Nathalie, Bet-
ty, Carolyn, Gloria and Millie; nephews
Adrian, Derek, Alvin, Virgil, Dewitt Jr.,
Dwight, Dereck and Fr. Anselm Russell,
Fredrick, Clayton, Jeffery, Espirit, James,
Harry, Philip, Israel Jr., David, Willard,
Theophilus, Theodore, Albert, Kirk, Peter
and Leonard; grandnieces; grandnephews;
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North Abaco News
Blackwood's 8th An-
By Vemique Russell
Can you believe it has been eight years
since the Blackwood homecoming commit-
tee brought you the first annual homecom-
ing? Well, this year like every other year,
they did it again as they hosted their eighth
annual homecoming festivities.
On August 3rd the park in Blackwood
was the place to be for the opening of the
festivities. There were people, food, mu-
sic, and did I say fun, yes, fun. Games
and treats for the children, conch salad
and daiquiris; you could have found it all
at the park. The opening night was a night
to socialize as this event brought home
many families members and friends who
descended from Blackwood and are now
living on other islands or abroad. On Sat-
urday there were games and fun all day
at the park and a very spicy talent and
fashion show that evening. Young people
from Blackwood displayed their talents in
dance, song, modeling and rap. On Sun-
day the committee worshiped at the Angli-
can Church in Blackwood, giving thanks
to God Almighty for the blessings He be-
stowed upon them.
The Blackwood Homecoming com-
mittee hosted a grand beach party at the
public beach in Treasure Cay. The beach
party drew dozens of partygoers together
to celebrate Emancipation Day or August
Monday as it is referred to. There were
competitions and just a whole load of fun
for the family. This beach party concluded
the Blackwood Homecoming weekend of
By Vernique Russell
The Treasure Cay Home Owners Asso-
ciation is now in wanting to build the emer-
gency service building in Treasure Cay. As
with the will to do good come obstacles
and stumbling blocks. The associations is
calling on the residents of Treasure Cay
and Abaco at large to lend assistance in any
The association is proposing to con-
struct an emergency service building that
will host a fire station and humane society.
This emergency center will be beneficial to
everyone, not a particular group or class of
society but everyone. Please if you are able
to render any assistant be it large or small,
please do so. The community of Treasure
Cay is in great need of this facility. The
fire at Royal Palm a few months ago was
a great example to show how essential it
is for these services to be made available.
Please do whatever you can and help make
this plan on paper a reality.
BTC's Poor Service
By Vernique Russell
BTC, BTC,BTC! It would appear that I
am always picking on BTC. But every oth-
er month BTC never ceases to surprise me.
In our world today technology has become
heavily dependent on and has also made
communicating much easier. To keep in
contact with family and friends is now so
simple. However, when that simplicity is
interrupted, we are then forced to see how
vital these services really are.
About three weeks ago the telephone,
Internet and VOIP services at my home
was interrupted. Complaints were made
at the local BTC offices in Treasure Cay
and Marsh Harbour; complaints were also
made to 914 in Nassau. For 17 days we
were completely out of any source of com-
munications. After nine days a technician
came by and tried to fix the problem. Un-
fortunately, he was unable to do so and re-
quested that another technician come by.
That technician never came by.
Today the phone is fixed and so is the In-
ternet only because a technician happened
to be in my area, and I took it upon myself
to request his services. The most amazing
part about this whole situation was that af-
ter being instructed by Mr. Mills, host of
Open Line at 9 on Radio Abaco, to call the
manager and put my complaint in directly
to her, when I made attempts to do so on
four different occasions, I was screened
and ask questions by people who could not
help. To make matters worse, on one at-
tempt the lady left me on hold and never
came back to the telephone.
I am still apalled at the services we re-
ceive from BTC. Why does Mr. Mills in-
struct people to call you? Or why does BTC
come on the radio and make that statement
themselves when they know that is really
not what is going to happen. Everyone that
lives in our home relies heavily on the tele-
phone and the Internet. Calls come into our
home on daily basis for both my dad and
mom who are both self-employed and use
the home phone as a secondary phone for
the conduct of their business. My school
work relies on the Internet to be turned in
on time and for assignments.
Do you know the inconvenience this
ordeal has cost me? For a very long time
BTC has been delivering questionable ser-
vices to the people of the Bahamas, I won-
der how much longer we will have to wait
for quality and professional service. While
all employees of BTC do not fit into this
category, a few make it look extremely bad
for the others. BTC, I know you can do
better, please do better! On the other hand
I would like to express appreciation to the
gentlemen that did come by and fix the
problem. Mr. Goodman, I want to express
sincere appreciation for taking time out of
your schedule and fitting me in.
School is Ready for September
By Vernique Russell
On September 3rd students of the Trea-
sure Cay Primary School will return to their
newly renovated and refurbished school.
Last school year the students returned
to the school for classes though renova-
tions were not completed. However, this
school year students will return to a fully
completed school. During the school year
2006-2007 students were still distracted by
the banging of hammers as work was being
carried out. All during the summer break
the contractor and his team have continued
to work hard to ensure that come Septem-
ber students will no longer have that dis-
The new and improved Treasure Cay
Primary School will now be a haven of
comfort for both faculty and students. The
school now has a principal's block, an ad-
ministration area and security center. New
bathrooms have been constructed and all
the classes have been refurbished; there
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is a new staff room for the teachers. The
school is also expecting a new teacher.
On September 3rd when the school gates
swing open and the bell rings, students will
be delighted to walk back on campus. The
principal and teaching staff eagerly await
the new school. The principal at Treasure
Cay Primary is Mrs. Myrtis Russell.
It's Back to School Time
By Vernique Russell
In just a few days buses will run, bells
will rings and school will be in session.
Summer time will be over and so will play
time. Students, you are encouraged to put
your feet to the pedal and work extremely
hard. Education is very important and is a
necessity to becoming successful on life's
journey. The country's national average is
a D + according to the Ministry of Educa-
tion's latest release of the BGCSE exam
results. Our country is in trouble and stu-
dents, you must value your education. This
new school calls for a new attitude.
Make this school year the best of them
all. Be focused and dedicated; remember
discipline and drive with determination.
The sky is the limit and anything is pos-
sible. If you believe it, you can achieve
it. Remember proper preparation prevents
poor performance; how you prepare is how
you will perform. So prepare wisely. Help
yourself do better and accomplish more by
setting goals and working towards them,
studying harder. Don't be afraid to ask
questions. The only person who determines
your outcome is you, you are responsible
for the A's and the F's. Education is really
the key to success, so don't take it lightly
but work very hard and be the best you
Parents, help your children to be better
and more productive students, visit their
schools, do monthly checkups and assist to
the best of your abilities with homework
and projects. Together you can accomplish
Back to School Remainder
By Vernique Russell
This article serves as a remainder to
parents of students that attend the Sherlin
Bootle High School. Please be reminded
that this upcoming school year will bring
some changes at the school and that it is
your responsibility as parents to contact the
school and find what changes are applica-
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the northern area of the island. Please, par-
ents, take the time 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 throughout the
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North Abaco News I
Work normally has not begun until it is al-
most time for school to reopen. However,
this year there was a welcome twist as work
began on Sherlin Bootle High School, Trea-
sure Cay Primary and Cooper's Town Prima-
ry immediately after students were released
for the summer holidays. Therefore, on
September 3rd students will not be delayed
for returning to school. The communities of
North Abaco say thank you to all of the per-
sons responsible for ensuring the necessary
work was completed and in a timely fashion.
Happy 17th Pastoral Anniversary
By Vernique Russell
Under the theme Determine to Go For-
ward, Pastor Tyrone Mills and Mother Do-
ren Mills of End Time Harvest celebrated
their 17th pastoral anniversary August
6th-12th. Services were held nightly at the
church. The dynamic slate of speakers that
the anniversary committee selected encour-
aged, rebuked and decreed blessings as the
Holy Spirit gave them utterance.
End Time Harvest Ministries is located
in Crown Haven and has been a pillar of
strength in that community from its in-
ception. Many lives have been changed
through the work of that ministry, and Pas-
tor Mills is determine to go forward as God
enables him to. The communities of North
Abaco congratulate Pastor Tyrone and Do-
ren Mills. Happy 17th Anniversary and
may God continue to strengthen you.
Come Celebrate With Us
By Vernique Russell
You are cordially invited to join Cities
of Refuge Non-Denomination and Restora-
tion Ministries for its second Pastoral An-
niversary Celebration to be hosted under
the theme Celebrating a Woman Worthy
of Praise. The Pastoral Anniversary cel-
ebration begin on August 22 until August
24th. On Saturday the public is invited to
a Prayer and Praise Social at the Treasure
Cay Basketball Park beginning at 7 p.m.
On Sunday the celebration will climax with
a grand service at 3 p.m. followed by an
appreciation dinner reception at the Spin-
naker Restaurant in Treasure Cay. The
services including the grand service will
take place at the Treasure Cay Community
Center. The public is invited to be a part
of this great event as the members of Cities
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By Vernique Russell
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and Mr. Alphachino Kemp were joined to-
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to that date the couple welcomed the newest
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The Minister of Works, the Hon. Earl
Deveaux, along with a team of engineers
and a Works' architect, inspected various
schools, docks and other public facilities
on Abaco, reviewing renovations and con-
sulting with local officials and contractors.
The North Abaco visit took place on Au-
A primary focus was on school build-
ings of which many are presently undergo-
ing renovations. In most instances, work
began as soon as school was dismissed for
the summer. The thrust is to have them
ready for students in early September.
The inspection of the Cooper's Town
sites was joined by Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham who was in town relaxing prior
to his birthday on August 11.
Although time did not permit a visit to
the White Sound road on Elbow Cay, it
was said that engineering plans have been
made to lay a fabric on the dune and anchor
it with boulders. The proposal will have to
be submitted for budget approval. Actual
work may be a year or two away.
Before returning to Nassau, inspections
were made to on-going work at Abaco
Central High School and Central Abaco
Primary School. Several active quarries
near the Marsh Harbour airport were in-
The Min of Works, the Hon. Earl Deveaux, brought a group of engineers and an architect
to Abaco to do an inspection of schools and docks that are being repaired or renovated.
The group is shown here on the Cooper's Town dock. The government made a big effort
to get school repairs underway immediately after school was out in June so the work can
by completed in time for the opening of school in September. Some of the school required
extensive work to be done.
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riod was 11.23 cents per kilowatt. This
is due to the increased fuel costs being
experienced worldwide and is beyond
the control of BEC. These factors may
result in consumers receiving a higher
than normal bill. The management of
BEC encourages everyone to monitor
their usage and implement energy con-
servation strategies to reduce excessive
* BEC will begin tree trimming to pro-
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for maximum protection to the elec-
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Beginning June 2007, the Bahamas
Electricity Corporation reported that the
meter readings for any given month will
be done during the last two weeks of that
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BTVI Expands Programs
By Samantha V. Evans
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational
Institute will continue classes on Abaco
this September. Mr. Fred Delancy, the
newly appointed assistant manager of
BTVI for the Northern Bahamas, stated
that those students who started already can
register in August for the new term. They
will continue with their program by taking
new classes. He advises them, however, to
listen to the local radiostation for further
updates and/or expect a telephone call for
Once these students continue with their
classes as advised, they will be the first
group of students to graduate in June 2008.
Mr. Hield wants them to know that even
though he will not be on Abaco any longer,
they must remain motivated and not look
back. Registration will remain at Abaco
Central High School as well as classes.
Persons wishing to enroll for the first time
can also register in late August. Electrical
Installation, Carpentry, and Office Proce-
dures will be offered.
Mr. Delancy stated that they are now
in the final stages of opening the center in
Cooper's Town which will be operational
for September 2007. The final meeting will
be held on August 11th, then placement ex-
ams and registration will follow. The first
class to be offered will be Office Admin-
istration and classes will be held at S.C.
Bootle High School.
Mr. Hield stated that after all of the work
done to the Eastern Campus, it is now un-
der the control of the Ministry of Educa-
tion. When he first began renovations on
the building, it was under the Ministry of
Labour. The Ministry of Education has no
interest in continuing with the renovations
at the Eastern Campus as they plan to build
a technical block and administration build-
ing onto Abaco Central High School. He
has not been told when the work will be-
gin, only that it will be done. Mr. Hield
explained that the Eastern Campus is not
their concern right now, but he still sees
it as a campus that can be used for some
form of higher education. He stated that
the building is still sound and hopes that
a college will see the vision and potential
of it and put a college there. There are six
rooms there that need minor work done to
get the campus up and running.
Abaco has the population to have a struc-
tured college permanently on the island. He
still sees the potential of "a college mecca"
for Abaco. He also sees the potential of
Abaco Central High School including the
Eastern Campus. He proclaimed that he
has planted the seed and still has hope for
something positive to grow from it. He re-
alizes that the people on Abaco are hungry
for higher education and hopes that some-
one will take advantage of the opportunity
to bring an institution of higher learning to
the Eastern Campus.
Mr. Delancy stated that BTVI recently
hired a coordinator for the BTVI North-
ern Bahamas market to help structure the
program in this region. She will be the
face of BTVI since Mr. Delancy has added
responsibilities. All concerns and matters
should be addressed to Irimentha Newman.
However, he is still looking for a replace-
ment for Mr. Kenris Hield, who is being
transferred to another island.
Abaco Central Undergoes
By Samantha V. Evans
Since the fire at Abaco Central High
School three years ago, this school has not
had much renovations done to replace the
items that were lost. However, the school
has received extensive renovations over
the summer vacation done by Williams &
Sons Construction Company Limited. The
work began the week of June 18th and will
be completed by the re-opening of school
Mr. Kenris Hield, the outgoing princi-
pal, stated that much work has been done
to the entire campus. All of the classrooms
were extensively renovated by the Minis-
try of Education, new cabinets and shelves
were built, all classrooms painted a light
blue which represents the color of the Mar-
lins. All cabinet doors were re-formica,
chalkboards removed and replaced with
new dry eraser boards. The bathrooms
were extensively renovatied with cabinets,
shower stalls, fixtures, lockers and all
plumbing was changed. All lockers will be
monitored by the Physical Education De-
partment. The science and home econom-
ics labs were furnished with new sinks and
faucets; all floors needing to be retiled were
done; and loose or missing window louvers
were replaced and new windows were put
in where needed. All floors will be waxed
and sealed once all tiles are down.
Mr. Hield stated that the administra-
tive block will have some work done to it
as well to make it more comfortable for
the staff. The electrical lights around the
school and in the classrooms will be fixed
and /or replaced as needed. The tuck shop
will be fully air-conditioned with shelves
for proper storage of items. It will have
a serving window that will be controlled
by the vendor. He stated that the shop was
leased out last year and that worked very
well so they will lease it out again. He
explained that the vendor provided some
items that they did not consider to sell,
that provided more variety for students and
were healthier, too. He is very proud of
the work that Mr. Williams has done and
hopes that the teachers and students will
appreciate all that has been done to better
the school environment for them.
Preparing for Going
Back to School
By Jennifer Hudson
It's that time of year again when school
reopening looms on the horizon. For many
parents this cannot come soon enough,
but I know from my own experience as
25 years as a teacher that for the majority
of kids and even some teachers it is hard
to leave the "lazy, hazy days of summer"
behind and begin preparing for the rigours
of school once again. For parents, summer
seems never ending, but for many children
and teachers summer seems to go by quick-
er every year.
For some children this is a time of anxi-
ety, especially if they are entering school
for the first time or entering a new school.
It is also a time of apprehension and con-
cern for parents whose children are enter-
ing kindergarten for the first time. There
are several ways, however, which can help
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ation and fun back to the routines of school
as easy as possible.
* Bed times. Children have usually been
staying up late during the summer, but it
is time now to create and enforce sleep-
ing schedules. A child who does not get to
bed in time at night and is therefore sleep
deprived goes to school tired and cranky
and cannot perform properly. New bedtime
routines should be put into effect one to two
weeks before school is due to re-open.
* Eating schedules. Children probably
eat later in the summer or have no particu-
lar schedule. Once school starts, however,
families should sit down to dinner together
at a reasonable time; this can also provide a
good time to talk about events of the day.
* Homework. Plan a homework and
curfew schedule. Discuss when homework
is to be done and make rules regarding
how much television the child is allowed
to watch and also rules about talking on the
* Clothing. Prepare school clothes for
each day the night before to avoid frantic
rushing around in the morning. Older kids
should iron and care for their own clothes.
For very young children try to choose
clothing without difficult zippers and but-
* Breakfast. Make sure your child eats a
good breakfast before going to school. The
brain cannot function on an empty stom-
ach. Also make sure that your child takes
an adequate lunch.
* Encourage children to talk to you
about any problems they may be having at
school either with work or with teachers or
* Encourage reading. Let your children
know that reading can be fun; turn off the
television and video games. Read to young
children every night.
* Buy school supplies well before school
opens so that on the first day of school your
child will feel well equipped.
* Be aware of any visual or hearing
problems your child may have which will
hinder his progress at school. If your child
is entering school for the first time, make
sure that all his/her immunizations are up-
* Support your kids, their teachers and
the school. Take an interest in their school
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Ministry of Youth
By Samantha V. Evans
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture's four-week summer camp program
began on July 9th in Central Abaco un-
der the direction of Mr. Ishmael Morley.
Twenty-two students turned out for the
start of the program. There were five other
sites including Cooper's Town, Fox Town,
Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point, and Moore's
Island. Each site planned its own program
that was approved by Mr. Morley.
At the Central Abaco site the students
were placed on a rotating schedule where
they took part in group discussions, trivia
games, various competitions, math, reading
and writing clinics and crafts. The students
made craft items, wrote out their goals for
the four weeks, completed fun educational
assignments and tookn part in various com-
petitions where they have received many
prizes. The facilitators wanted the camps
to be fun as well as educational so they
spent approximately 30 minutes on each
section. The sports program began on July
16th at Ocean View Park in Dundas Town.
The camp ends August 3rd at which time
the students will be presented with certifi-
cates of participation.
Thanks to Mr. Morley, the youth camp
was held in conjunction with Bridging the
Gap Youth Program which made the camp
most exciting for all students. The BTG
facilitators, Samantha Evans and Margaret
Phillips provided additional supplies for
the camp as well as refreshments. They
were assisted by two youth workers, Whit-
ney McKinney and Tamiko Williams, who
are both in high school. They did a good
job assisting the students with all indoor
and outdoor activities. The two adult facili-
tators prepared the lesson plans in advance
which the leaders followed.
During the third week of the Camp, the
youth leaders began preparing the students
for the closing out exercise that was held
on August 1st, 2007 at Central Abaco
Primary School. The program included
dances, recitations and other entertain-
ment. Parents and guests were invited to
attend the closing out exercise. All guests
viewed the work of the campers after the
Mr. Morley told the students that what-
ever they learned over these four weeks to
take it with them so that they can stay out
of trouble. He stressed to them that every-
thing they do today will help to shape their
All students attending the camps consis-
tently received a Certificate of Participa-
tion. Aisha Jones received a gift certificate
for winning the prayer writing competition
held during the first week. A party for the
youth was held on Thursday.
These camps was very good for the
students. The children had fun along with
educational activities. The students also
took part in various competitions, drew
portraits of themselves, painted pictures in
groups of twos, had movie day on Fridays
and learned a lot from guest speakers who
worked with them. Mrs. Lovely Reckley
showed the students how to make brace-
lets that they were able to keep. Mr. Earlin
Baillou spoke to the students on Values.
And Mrs. Ruth Smith gave the students
a lesson in table manners and eating eti-
quette. The camp officially ended on Au-
Youth Camp at
Zion Baptist Cathedral
By Samantha V. Evans
Cross Over Communication (CCI), a
Christian-based group, coordinated Vaca-
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Some of the summer camp students meeting at Central Abaco Primary School received
certificates for good attendance. The camp was held for four weeks in July in several
communities on mainland Abaco and Moore's Island.
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More Youth Activities
tion Bible School at Zion Baptist Cathe-
dral in Murphy Town under the theme Get
Your Inheritance. Cross Over Communi-
cation began in Columbia, South Carolina,
and was introduced to Grand Bahama 15
years ago when Min. Wayde Hobbs vis-
ited the area. He and his mission group
stayed two years. Every year six groups
of missionaries visit The Bahamas, hosted
by various churches. In 1998 a group from
The Bahamas started to visit State side. So
far CCI has visited Alabama, Texas and
North Carolina. They are a part-time mis-
sionary group, but they are a part of the
CCI group that covers Turks and Caicos,
Miami, Florida, Freeport and Abaco. Per-
sons from all of these regions were on this
There goal is to make Jesus' last com-
mand their priority which is "to go into the
world and teach the gospel." The idea to
coordinate a Vacation Bible School in The
Bahamas actually began Jacqulyne Argyle
and her sister, Marva Mercius, who is a
member of Zion Baptist Church in Dundas
Town. The two began planning. The Vaca-
tion Bible School was held from July 30th
- August 3rd. The children engaged in lots
of fun activities including action songs,
Bible lessons, games, and crafts.
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Forty-one men, women, and children
came from Grand Bahamas Miami, and the
Turks and Caicos joined with the Abaco
team for this event. Everyone stayed at the
Zion Baptist Church grounds in Murphy
Town. The coordinator of the Vacation
Bible School was Jacquelyne Argyle.
The entire VBS was teen-centered be-
cause they believe that teens would listen
to their peers quicker than they would lis-
ten to adults so the youth who are a part
of CCI shared their life stories with the
150 youth who registered for this event.
She stated that the young people are look-
ing for positive things to do so events like
this need to continue. Workers and youth
for VBS came from several churches as
the event was non-denominational that was
open to everyone.
On one night a mini concert was held
at Trumpet Assembly which was a grand
time. The speaker for the night was Deacon
Travis Williams from Sea Grape, Grand
Bahama, who spoke to the crowd about the
gift of salvation, restoration, and refueling
themselves through the love of God. On an-
other night a block party was held outdoors
at the church grounds that was open to the
community. The youth danced, sang, and
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wife became seriously ill. She was initially
attended to by Nurse Ciprianna Campbell
at the Hopetown Clinic, who spent a con-
siderable amount of time administering to
the symptoms of her illness with the high-
est level of professionalism and concern.
The symptoms of her illness seemed to be
initially under control.
However, late in the evening she again
became extremely ill and the Hopetown
Fire and Rescue responded and transported
her to Marsh Harbour where she was met
by the Marsh Harbour Crash and Rescue
and transferred to the Marsh Harbour Gov-
ernment Clinic. Dr. Rodriquez and a staff
nurse treated her illness with, again, the
highest level of professionalism, attention
and treatment and despite the illness we
knew we were in good hands.
During the days spent recovering on
Abaco, we were treated with the utmost
concern and helpfulness by everyone we
We want to thank the rescue squad's
personnel, Nurse Campbell, Dr. Rodri-
guez, the folks at Sea View and Harbour
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We will be back to enjoy the beauty and
friendliness of Abaco.
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someone say that they hope "the #%&@
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I am not responsible for the towing or re-
moval of cars; that is a police matter.
But I will pose this question: How
would you like it if every time you left
your house you were surrounded by cars
parked wherever they can find a space and
maybe even blocking you in? Or the sound
of car alarms going off during the night on
a frequent basis?
Many may not realise that the Crossing
Beach is one of the last public beaches left
in Marsh Harbour.
The parking situation at the Crossing
has been allowed to get out of control. The
only public dock there is used by another
ferry company. Both companies are situat-
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Crossing Beach traffic
problems need solutions
This is Levon Albury, not to be con-
fused with anyone else.
Last week on Radio Abaco I asked if
anyone knew what was going on with
Goombay Park and if the public knew that
part of the park was given to a private com-
pany? This question seems to have upset
some people. Some feel that I had no right
to ask the question. To that I say ...
I am a Bahamian from Abaco and live
in Marsh Harbour. So I feel I have the
right to ask about what is going on in my
community. However, if those "people in
power" had explained from the beginning
that the company had permission to do
what it was doing, a lot of misunderstand-
ing would have been avoided. As it is, the
private company is going to improve the
existing facility, thus making the area a
nicer place to hold events such as the very
popular Goombay Summer to which I say
Thank You to all involved.
I now continue with another matter: the
ferry services at Crossing Beach. Friends
recently returning from Hope Town heard
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Abaco has some excellent drivers. The photographer saw this car arrive at Crossing
Beach but did not pay attention because obviously the space was too small. However, be-
ing registered surveyors, (the van belongs to Riviere and Associates) they knew they had
four extra inches. How they got the car into this space is a professional secret. Any other
driver would have had to regretfully leave the space vacant.
Page 24 A
August 15, 2007
(U'ome ettets to the gdttot
ed between two residential areas and do not
provide parking for their customers. There
is a general level of chaos there daily, even
worse during school time.
There is a private parking lot used by
those who live on the cays and work in
Marsh Harbour. That does not help the
workers who go back and forward every
day or the local who visits family or the
tourist who wishes to make a day trip.
I question "local government" and its
members. All over Marsh Harbour permits
have been given out for businesses / build-
ings where there is insufficient parking. A
much more thoughtful approach has to be
given to our island's development. Proper
parking is essential. A more "open" policy
with regard to the communities around a
proposed development or business is sore-
If you went to Price Right and there was
no where to park and you parked in the
coin-wash parking, what is the person with
laundry expected to do? Come back an-
other day? Crossing Beach has been made
much more attractive by many volunteers
but is very difficult if you want to visit and
enjoy a beach day with your family, as you
will likely be unable to find anywhere to
Abaco is not getting any bigger and land
does not grow - but the amount of people
coming and doing does. So, for example,
how long do you think the problem at the
Crossing Beach will continue before a
proper solution is found that allows for the
convenience of all, safely for all and still
allow a beautiful part of Marsh Harbour to
continue to be like that?
It seems to me that unless something af-
fects the individual, there is a lack of care.
But what happens in one area can happen
Thank you for your time and space.
The owner of the land and the
house on the hill
acted, mimed, shared personal testimonies
and fellowshiped together. All participants
were presented with certificates at the clos-
ing ceremony held at the church. Addition-
ally each youth received a mail box with 40
motivational notes inside to uplift them as
they go throughout each day.
On August 4th a play was performed at
the church entitled Woman will thou be
made whole? It was written by Sister Mar-
August 15, 2007
garet Mullings and was very funny yet it
spoke of positive change and deliverance.
The storyline built to show how faith and
prayer can result in healing and restora-
tion for this praying wife and her family.
The youth pastor at Zion Baptist Church is
Rev. Leroy Thompson.
Mr. Sherlin Williams, the CCI leader
for The B y try to do something lasting
that will impact the community long after
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they are gone. They completed two small
projects at Trumpet Assembly and Zion
Baptist Cathedral. At Trumpet Assembly
they did some sheet rock work and built
kitchen cabinets. At Zion Baptist Cathedral
they renovated the basketball court area.
Finally, they did some additional landscap-
ing around the church to beautify the area.
Mr. Williams is pleased that they were able
to assist these two churches.
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local government in July of 2008, Guana
Cay will be allocated three representatives
Mr. Livingston Marshall of Baker's Bay
Golf and Ocean Club gave a summary of
progress to date. Approvals had been re-
cently given by the Ministry of Works,
Environmental Health and the Hope Town
Council for a one-million gallon-per-day
reverse osmosis plant and a water storage
tank and other buildings. Construction on
the reverse osmosis plant, a waste water
plant, a great house and several residences
will begin in late August. Buildings for Po-
lice, Customs, Immigration and fire servic-
es should start in 18 months.
Facilities are now in place to facilitate
the removal of the town garbage.
A redesigned golf course will use 15 less
acres and the interior lake will be lined to
keep all run-off captive. Mangroves are
Mr. Kendris Hield, principal of Abaco
Central High School last year, was back
on Abaco to pack for his new assignment
on Eleuthera. While here he fished off the
South Side dock in Murphy Town and came
up with this beautiful barracuda.
onCi n is-uctors
being planted along the flushing channel.
For each tree removed on the property,
two must be planted, if not on Guana, then
somewhere else as appropriate.
Mr. Marshall said of the 141 persons
employed, 127 are Bahamian with the bal-
ance either being from the U.S. or the U.K.
Eighty-five of the 358 lots have been sold.
Mr. Marshall extended an invitation to
everyone to tour the facilities.
The pre-dusk meeting was held on the
lawn beside the school which was inappro-
priate to use due to interior renovations.
Kemp Jr. The handsome little darling
was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama in
June. The communities of North Abaco ex-
presses sincere congratulations to Mr. and
Mrs. Kemp on the arrival of their bundle
of joy. Congratulations!
bedroom and learned that she had never had
a bed to sleep in, they wanted to redo her
room. They took their spending money and
instead of buying pizza and other treats,
they bought Tiffany a bed. They painted
the room in her favourite colour, lavender,
tore up the old carpet which was in a ter-
rible condition and put down new carpet
and bought her a comforter set."
The Youth Group returned to Hope
Town on July 28 and are all eager to go
back again next year. "They had made that
decision by their second day at Teamef-
fort," stated Ashley, who was extremely
pleased with the result of the trip.
Hotels and House Rental Agents
+ agents with multiple cottages and houses
Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise
Island-wide Abaco Listings
Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197
Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426
Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576
Different of Abaco 8 rm 20 cott 366-2150
Lee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053
Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075
Green Turtle Cay
Cocobay Cottages 6 cott
Island Properties + 34 hse
New Plymouth Inn 9 rm
Ocean Blue Properties + 30
Dolphin Bch Res
Donna Sands +
Guana Beach Re
Harbour View Ha
Elbow Cay Prop +
Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
Hope T Villas +
Sea Gull Cottages +
Sea Spray Resort
Tanny Key +
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
www.lubberslodging.com 7 hse
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse
Schooner's Landing 5 condos
Marsh Harbour area
Abaco Beach Resort
365-4105 Abaco Real Estate +
ort 4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
sort 6 units 365-5133
8 rm 7 cott 365-5106
Sea Shore Villas
4 units 904-982-
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
6 villas 321-783-
Bustick Bight Resort
D's Guest House
Great Abaco Club +
Island Breezes Motel
Lofty Fig Villas
Pelican Beach Villas
6 rms 3
Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148
Moore's Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm
Rev. Dec 06
BACK 2 SCHOOL
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August 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 A
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
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 13Nov05
Treasure Cay Resort $20 + $5
Madeira Park $14 + $4
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $8 + $4
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
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 ............................................ 365-441 1
Dive Guana............................. .............. 365-5178
Man-0-W ar Dive Shop ...................... ............................. 365-60 13
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
Compliments of The Abaconian
Area code 242 unless noted otherwise
Ferry Schedules * Departure times shown * Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War - 20 minutes from Crossing Beach
Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay - 40 minutes
Abaco Ferry Service VHF Ch 16 * 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 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30*(M-Sat) 4 5:45*
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat)~ Ilon Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn
(6:45am- Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 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 Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) * Round trip $15 * Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures * Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town - Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise - Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven - return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT * Children half fare * Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town * Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates * Adults $95 RT, $55 OW * Cars & trucks
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
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 Marina150...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
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 Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways ..................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................50....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
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
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ..... 366-4335
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Jody Albury......... 375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder...... 366-2163
Justin Sands ...... 367-3526
Danny Sawyer..... 367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........ 367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
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
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
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............... 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & bikes................. 365-5178
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
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
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
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Curly Tails .....................$$$.............367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ........ 367-2002
Golden Grouper ........... ............367-2301
Jamie's Place.....................$ .............367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ............. 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
Subway .................................... .. 367-2798
Wallys .........................$$$ ............. 367-2074
Mother Merle's .................$$
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
Hibiscus ................................. 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar.....................365-6501
Blue Water Grill..............$$$ .............365-5230
Grabbers......................$$$ ............. 365-5133
Guana Seaside .............$$$ .............365-5106
Nippers ........................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay ......................................... 265-5175
Florence's Cafe .................$
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 ................$$ ....... ....365-4066
Wrecking Tree Restauranf H Cafe Open Nights Only
Harbour Caf6 (ferry dock) ..$.....+..... 365-8635
Pete & Gays ................$$$ ............366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge................... 366-4477
Please bring errors & revisions to our attention - Rev I Jul 07
Restaurants * Services * Transportation
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You Can Be
By a Hurricane
Pelican Shore, Marsh Harbour
Hurricane Floyd September 1999
Or you can
Abaco Wholesale, Marsh Harbour
S _- r-
Tiki Hut, Marsh Harbour waterfront
that you have
Big Winner ashore on Marsh Harbour's Front Street
(BAHAMAS) LIMITED, INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO
Queen Elizabeth Dr
P O Box AB 20666
Ph (242) 367-4204
Fax (242) 367-4206
P 0 Box SS6283
Ph (242) 394-5555
Fax (242) 323-6520
P O Box 42541
Ph (242) 352-7421
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PO Box EL 25190
Ph (242) 332-2862
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August 15, 2007
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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 16, AUGUST 15th,
BAIC Officials Visit Abaco Farms
Director Edison Key initiates Family Island goals on Abaco
Mr. Edison Key, MPfor South Abaco and Director of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrical Corporation, brought the top officials of
BAIC to Abaco to discuss his goals for Abaco. The group visited many agricultural projects and businesses to view the current situ-
ation on Abaco. One of their stops was at the Abaco Big Bird farm where they toured the operation. 5, ',i , here are Ejnar Cornish,
Domestic Investment Officer for Abaco; Ms. Joyce Treco, Assistant Manager, BAIC; Mr. Key; Mrs. Carol Jean Lowe, manager
of Abaco Big Bird Farm holding fresh chickens produced on her farm; Mr. Benjamin Rahming, General Manager and Consultant;
BAIC; Mr. Arnold Dorsette, Assistant General Manager, Agricultural Division; BAIC; and Mr. David Knowles, Agricultural Of-
By Jennifer Hudson
After winning the seat for South Abaco
in the 2007 General Election, the Hon.
Edison Key was designated as Chairman
of the Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC). "I take it as a great
challenge to take on this position as Chair-
man of BAIC as there is a lot that has hap-
pened over the past five years that has to
be sorted out," declared Mr. Key. "I have
some good plans for the future of Abaco
which will boost its growing economy.
"I would like to see both a straw and
craft market and a produce market con-
structed in Marsh Harbour very shortly
and look forward to providing employment
for many, especially young people who are
leaving school and looking for jobs. BAIC
already has several holdings on Abaco and
10,000 acres of land. Anyone wishing to
lease BAIC land can obtain a lease within
as short a time as a week or a month with-
out the lengthy wait to be endured when
endeavouring to lease Crown Land."
On July 26 and 27 Mr. Key brought
three Executive Members of the BAIC
Corporate Office to Abaco from Nas-
sau. were here for two days so that they
could be brought up to date with the work
of BAIC on Abaco. The contingent had a
very busy itinerary with many sites to visit
Please see BAIC Page 2
ason The Continuing Saga
of the Grounded Barge
etly By Jennifer Hudson
Despite ongoing efforts to remove it,
TION the oil exploratory drilling barge still sits
aground between Hope Town and Man-
O 0-War Cay. Recently a salvage company
from Arkansas, JPL Marine, has been
working with Mr. James Pirtle, a salvager,
and local persons and companies to re-
move dangerous items from the barge and
patch holes so that it could be floated out
into deep water to be sunk. The process
of floating the barge and finally sinking it
was scheduled to take place on August 8.
The operation began on 9th as planned, but
Please see Barge Page 25
lAugust Monday means beach funi
Emancipation Day, celebrated on August 6, saw families enjoying the holiday by
relaxing at beaches throughout Abaco.
Crawfishermen are out again this
as the season opened on Augus
Since the big boats are not back y
is not known just what this season
be like. Some men fishing locally
finding their traps full - I 1i, other.
disappointed. 5,iin, here is Ant
Major of Murphy Town who bro
his catch to the Marsh Harbour Ex
ers and Importers. Mr. Major's
came from condo habitats on S
Side marls. He brought in 16.8 po
so his take home pay for the day
$168. Some fishermen are blaming
invasive lionfish for poor catches.
Police Reserves worshiped
catch A class of Police Reserves is underway and the new Reserves expect to graduate on Au-
5outh gust 24 in Nassau. Part of the class attended a church service at Full Gospel Assembly
funds of God in Treasure Cay. The 13 new Reserves are from many communities on Abaco
was including the cays. Show here are Andrew Johnson, Philip Strachan, Pauline Cox ,
g the Martha Smith, Winnie Albury, and Slib,tId Johns on. On the right is Sgt. Deanza
Cash, one of the instructors.
By Sylvester Smith
Some of the 2007 Abaco Police
Reserves attended a church service at
the Full Gospel Assembly church on
August 5th in Treasure Cay. The ser-
mon's subject matter was Crime Does
Not Pay, and it was energetically de-
livered by Pastor Stafford Symonnette.
He spoke on issues such as capital
punishment, how The Bahamas' law
system is structured around Biblical
laws and other vital topics. The group
of Reserves sat altogether and listened
intently as the minister shed light on
the consequences of crime; he even
played a secular Bahamian song to as-
sist with his sermon (KB's Crime Does
Please see Reservists Page 23
Page 2 B The Abaconian
Edison Key's goals for BAIC are diverse
BAIC From Page 1
during the two days.
The delegates set off and first visited
Mr. Gurth Russell at the Marsh Harbour
Exporters and Importers. Continuing,
despite torrential rain, they viewed the
Wonder Garden, Robert Archer's coconut
farm, Abaco Big Bird farm, Rocky Farm,
the neem farm, Abaco Farmers Corpora-
tion and BAIC land. The following day
they drove to North Abaco and visited Re-
gatta Village at Treasure Cay, a possible
site for a straw market at Treasure Cay and
the Norman Castle site of the Bahama Star
farm. Time constraints prevented them
from going any further north than Cooper's
Town or Crossing Rocks or beyond in the
South. At each of the locations the Nas-
sau group spoke with the business owners.
"We are here to find out any concerns you
may have and to see how we can advise
and assist," stated Mr. Rahming.
Mr. Key took the delegates to view a
future site on a piece of property along the
tourist strip for a straw and craft market.
"This would be the perfect location for a
straw and craft market as this is where all
the tourists are," stated Mr Key. "It would
be no use placing such a venture in Dundas
Town, for example, as the tourists do not
go there. We must put this where tourists
are passing all the time. It will be a very
nice facility, not like the poor setup in Nas-
A site was also viewed for the establish-
ment of a produce market. Mr. Key feels
that the land opposite the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation Office on Don MacKay
Boulevard which presently houses the old
Ministry of Works building would be a very
good location for such a venture. "People
all the time
o e Btermelons,
the roads and
Edison Key provide a lo-
cation to bring all these people together in
a building where they could better display
and sell their produce," he stated.
"I plan to go to all of the major islands
of the Bahamas and Abaco is the first one
the team and I have visited. The BAIC ex-
ecutives were very impressed with what
they saw on Abaco," stated Mr. Key.
The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation is structured to meet the gov-
ernment's goal of economic diversification
and job creativity through the development
of small and medium-sized enterprises in
the Bahamas through its many services of-
fered, which include the following:
* Project development - developing busi-
ness ideas into viable projects
* Business advisory services - consulting
services for all Bahamian businesses
Friends of the Environment
Hints for Helping Our
* Clean air conditioning filters
* Seal up cracks where air condition
ing can escape
* Fix toilet and faucet leaks
* Marketing research
* Micro-lending facility - short term loans
* Technical assistance
* Tourism and service related - small ho-
tels, guest houses, theme parks
* Manufacturing and industry - textiles,
footwear, furniture, food processing, bev-
* Handicraft development - straw craft,
woodwork, jewellery, shell craft. fish scale
craft and Junkanoo arts and crafts
* Agriculture and fisheries - livestock,
crop production, food processing, fish and
crawfish processing, shrimp farming, fish
farming and smoked fish
The officials of BAIC visiting Abaco
included. Mr. Benjamin Rahming, Gen-
eral Manager and Consultant; Mr. Ar-
nold Dorsette, Assistant General Man-
ager, Agricultural Division, and Mrs.
Joyce Treco, Assistant General Manager,
Property and Office Administrative. Also
traveling with Mr. Key and the executives
were Mr. Ejnar Cornish, Domestic Invest-
ment Officer, Abaco; Mr. David Knowles,
Department of Agriculture, Abaco; Mr.
Augustine Williams, Chairman of Abaco
Agriculture Cooperative Society; Ms.
Ruby Rolle, member of Abaco Agriculture
Cooperative Society; Mr. Michael Parotti,
Sugarland Nursery; Mrs. Lovely Reckley,
member of a handicraft association; Mr.
Nick Maaoulis, Abaco Neem Farm, and
Mr. John Hedden.
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MLS # 1003
1700 sq, Ft. on approx, 75 of an acre. The
house features a private boat dock almost
at your door step
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MLS # 1063
This amazing 3 bedroom 3 bath home built on
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Orchid Bay is a
MLS # 1090
Beautiful 36700 sq, f.waterfont lot in Orchid
Bay development on Guana Cay Great
elevations and views of the Sea-of-Abaco,
Pi'dwar rPaI 12 Stmp Ta& Omn Legal Foe.
MLS # 1070
Large waterfront residential lot located on the
private island of Scotland Cay with access to
the beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean
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MLS # 1096
Beautiful 31,450 +/- sq. ftSea-to-Sea property
has great elevation and 135' on The Sea of
Abaco with deep water for a private dock
Puiduuar Pay 12 Stmp Ta &EOn Legal Few.
Beautiful two story home with 1,200 sq.ft, of
tiled living space on the second floor with 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much morel
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BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2853 TPANQ
BEACHFRONT 4 bed, 4 bath home on I acre+ wit
beach Solid CBS construction 15I KW generator
JIL BREEZES CASUARINA POINT #3954 L
h 100 feet of CANAL FRONT 3 bed I bath villa, lead
Abaco, teaming with bonefish and sea life $495,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208 TURTLE'S NEST
HARBOURFRONT a magnlicent private waterfront estate situated
n a beautifully landscaped 3 acres of property $3,800,000.
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3208C TURTL
HARBOURFRONT 2 bed 2 bath home, 925 sqft ga
00 ft dock permit. Lot 15,000 sq ft plu s
GREEN TURTLE CAY #3031
Coco BAY GUANA CAY #3001 GUANA BEACH HOUSE
Property dimensions: 60 ftonhe water 242 ft de
HIGH ROCKS #3248
LUBBERS QUARTERS #3785 WILL'S PLACE
I YEAR NEW 2 bed 2 bath home, with vaulted ceilings Gourmet
kitchen 472 sq ft of deck and community dock $520,000.
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LUBBERS QUARTERS #1851
FLIP FLOPS LUBBERS QUARTERS #3850
bedroom I bath home, a
SEA BREEZE MARSH HARBOUR #3467
bed 2 bath Great views from wde verandahs $795,000.
III, I I I Ii II' i
SUGAR LOAF CAY #2817
I bed I bath cottage Electriciy from mainland $2,875,000.
bed 6 bath, hangar and docking for 80 ft vessel US$5,950,000
TILLOO CAY #3981 TILLOO P
TILLOO CAY #3792 ONE ACRE WATERFRC
WATERFRONT great e evation and room for a protected do
with good water depth $350,000
TREASURE CAY #1660
SERENITY HOUSE TREASURE CAY #3073
MY ISLAND RETREAT TREASURE CAY #2516
45 bath 5,600 sqft home on 2 expansive lots $5,200,000
around screened -n verandahs Great views $1,300,000.
with apartment, centraA/C, generator $868,000.
LOTS e ACREAGE
GREEN TURTLE CAY
Coco BAY LOT #303 I $650,000.
Contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770298
BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND
LOT 58, BLOCK I I, SUBDIVISION I #335
Contact Stan Sawyer: 2425770298
CONTINUED IN SECTION A, PAGE 3
Page 4 B
season is here
Named for Huracan, the Carib god
of evil, the hurricane is an amazing yet
destructive natural phenomenon that oc-
curs in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of
Mexico, and Central Pacific from June
1 to November 30. Tropical storms and
hurricanes are among nature's most pow-
erful forces because of their size and po-
tential for destruction. The dangers of the
storms are from the storm surge, power-
ful winds, tornadoes and torrential rains
which can combine to be devastating.
Abaconians know only too well the
history-changing power of hurricanes.
Over the years Abaco has seen many vio-
lent storms that have taken many lives.
Old timers speak of the severe hurricanes
of the late 1920s and the 1930s which
resulted in several settlements being re-
located to safer areas. The residents of
Cave Cay, Old Place, Cornish Town and
Bluff Point were moved to Crown Ha-
ven, Dundas Town and Murphy Town.
In the years between the late 1930s
and late 1990s there were few storms of
note. Many will remember Hurricane
Betsy which was a very severe storm
hitting Abaco in September 1965. How-
ever, with better forecasting and stronger
construction methods people can prepare
better with the result that there has been a
marked reduction in the loss of life.
The birth of a hurricane starts as a low
Aisle of Palm Realty
P.O.Box AB 20900
Brent Cartwright, Broker, BRI
pressure zone and builds into a tropical
wave of low pressure. In addition to a
disturbance in the tropical ocean water,
the storms that become hurricanes also
require warm ocean waters, above 80ï¿½F
down to 150 feet below sea level, and
light upper level winds.
A tropical wave grows in intensity
and then may grow to become an orga-
nized area of showers and thunderstorms
known as a tropical disturbance. This
disturbance becomes an organized area
of tropical low pressure that is called a
tropical depression based on cyclonic
winds, counter-clockwise in the Northern
Hemisphere and clockwise in the South-
ern Hemisphere. A tropical depression's
wind speed is up to 38 miles per hour.
When the average winds reach 39
mph, the storm becomes a tropical storm
and receives a name while tropical de-
pressions are numbered .
There are approximately 80-100 tropi-
cal storms annually and about half of
these storms become full-fledged hurri-
canes. It is at 74 mph that a tropical storm
becomes a hurricane. Hurricanes can be
from 60 to almost 1000 miles wide. They
vary widely in intensity; their strength is
measured from a weak Category 1 storm
to a catastrophic Category 5 storm. Only
two Category 5 hurricanes with winds
over 156 mph and a pressure of less than
920 mb have struck the United States in
the 20th century. One of these was Hur-
ricane Andrew that hit North Eleuthera
Maria Silvester, BRI
Giselle Mclntosh Junior Mernard
Phone 365-4655 Phone 366-0361
Hope Town 1374 - Best priced sandy beach
lot on island. Beautifully landscaped and
ready for building.
Little Harbour 1335 - Spacious 2/2 cottage on
large hillside lot, great ocean views.
The Abaco Club 1363 - Two adjacent beach lots
with unobstructed views of Winding Bay.
Yellowwood - Five hillside lots with views of
Winding Bay available starting at $61,900
Guana beachfront home 1256 - 3/2 on high
dune, endless views. Great rental history.
Guana hilltop lot 1320 - 55' elevations with
bay and ocean views. A must see!!
Sea Glass 1337 - 3/2 home on Guana Cay with
beach access just steps away. $439,000
email brent@aisleofpalmrealty com
website www aisleofpalmrealty com
Blue Surf Cottage 1362 - Spectacular 3/3 ocean-
front home built with no expenses spared.
Orchid Bay waterfront lot 1368 - Bay lot, excel-
lent height, good draft to shoreline.
Bahama Palm Shores - A large selection of
interior and beach lots starting at $25,000
The Great Abaco Club 1189 - Jaffa is a 3/3
home on a double lot positioned to capture
views from every room.
Royal Harbour waterfront lots - Two waterfront
lots, both offering great dockage.
Regattas Penthouse unit 1334 - The only
3/3 init in complex. Very spacious, wonderful
kitchen, double patio, huge master bath. A
must see unit.
and other islands in The Bahamas before
crossing Florida and ending up in Loui-
siana in 1992. The world's lowest pres-
sures ever recorded were caused by hur-
Hurricane damage results
from three primary causes:
1. Storm Surge. Approximately 90
percent of all hurricane deaths can be at-
tributed to the storm surge, the dome of
water created by the low pressure center
of a hurricane. This storm surge quick-
ly floods low-lying coastal areas as the
storm approaches land with anywhere
from three feet for a category one storm
to over 19 feet of storm surge for a cat-
egory five storm. Hundreds of thousands
of deaths in countries such as Bangladesh
have been caused by the storm surge of
2. Wind Damage. The strong, at least
74 mph, winds of a hurricane can cause
widespread destruction far inland of
coastal areas, destroying homes, build-
ings and infrastructure.
3. Freshwater Flooding. Hurricanes
are huge tropical storms and dump many
inches of rain over a widespread area in a
short period of time that can cause flood-
Hurricanes ultimately diminish revert-
ing to tropical storm strength and then
into a tropical depression when they
move over cooler ocean water, move
over land or reach a position where the
upper level winds are too strong and are
Although we can do nothing to affect a
hurricane's path or intensity, we can all
prepare. We stress with our reader that
you use this section of the paper to be
your guide to prepare in case we have
another hit this year. Preparation needs
to begin well ahead of any storm being
predicted to affect Abaco.
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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir - Broker
Restaurant For Sale
(Ref#781) Fully equipped & furnished2,818 sq. ft. restaurant
located at Treasure Cay highway intersection. Situated on
26,136 sq. ft. parcel. Seating capacity ofapprox. 70. Great
location catering to Treasure Cay community. $517,000.
"Argyl House "
(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean
Blvd Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153' on the
beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors,
2 car garage, includes vehicles. $4,900,000.
(Ref#5 89) Luxurious 1 acre beachfront estate 4 bedroom 3.5
bathmain house onT .C. point beach plus 3 bedroom 3 bath 2
storey guest house. Spectacular views, superior architectural
design andfinishes throughout, fully furnished. $4,575,000.
"Peace & Plenty"
(Ref#503) Splendid7 bed, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished
OceanBlvdbeachfront estate, situated in 1.453 superbly
landscaped acres with 163' of spectacular beach frontage,
magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest
cotage, ideal location with privacy. $3,8,0,000.
(Ref#317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished, 3,500
sq. ft. beachfront home. Sensational beach & ocean views,
many extras. $2,800,000.
(Ref#601) Canal front 2 storey, 5,500 s/f 6 bedroom,4.5 bath
private home on large property, 100'private dock, 6' depth.
Recently renovated, fully furnished, 4 car garage $2,625,000.
(Ref# 808) Elegant 3 bedroom, 3 bath furnished canalfront
home, 3,430 s/f under roof on 2 landscapedlots totaling 0.714
acres. 180' of deep water canal frontage with 118' of fully
serviced dock. Great harbour views. $2,525,000.
"Porter Place " - Brigantine Bay
(Ref# 868) Newly constructed, elegantly furnished 3 bed, 3
bath canalfront home, 3,040 s/f under roof, double garage,
165' deep water, protected dock with new boat lift, on 14,818
s/fparcel on quiet cul-de-sac. $1,600,000.
Wirma nr Beach New Home
(Ref#780) 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,500 sq. ft. new home with 106'
of seawalled sandy beachfront, steps to beach and sensational
Sea ofAbaco views. $1,150,000.
"Laguna" Galleon Bay Home
(Ref#745)3 bedroom, 2 bath single storey, 1,550 sq. ft. canal
front home, fully furnished, located on elevated landscaped
lot, carport & garage, deep water dock with boat lift.
(Ref#712) 3 bed, 2.5 bath,1,600 s/f furnished canalfront
home on Brigantine Bay, on elevated 10,000 s/f lot with 80'
of bulk-headed sea-wall and fully serviced 30' new dock.
Separate garage. Superb water views. $799,500.
Just OffThe Beach
(Ref#771)Attractive, fully furnished, 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
2,244 sq. ft. home just one block from Treasure Cay Beach
"Home, Sweet Home" $345,00.
(Ref#784) 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,240 s/f fully furnished home
situatedon 13,500 s/f lot close to beach. Adjoining lot also
Royal Poinciana Beackfint Condominius -Phase 4
(Ref# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under roof,
attached garage. Plus 644 s/f of covered & open balconies &
porches. Exceptional Sea of Abaco views. Many upgaded
features. Only 2 left. Each $2,075,000.
"Halyant Quay" Luxury Condobnsniams
(Ref# 827) "Island Living...at the Right Price!
Superior 3 & 4 bedroom 1,568 s/f & 2,108 s/fwaterfront
condos, gated community, 15' beam dock slip & private
garage included, turn-key packages available.
Pre-coalucdima pricing from $603,000.
Atlantr Condo # 2209
(Ref#770) Elegantly furnished & well maintained 2 bed, 2
bath 2ndlevel condo, vaulted ceilings overlooking Brigantine
Bay. Includes boat slip & finger dock.for32'boat. $549,000.
(Ref#600) Newly constructed bed,2 bath, 1,300 sq. ft.
luxury condominiums, closetobeach, marina, restaurants &
shops. Superior finishes, fully furnished
Financing Available - $495,000.
ABACO ESTATE SERVICES
REAL ESTATE SALES * VACATION RENTALS
ime Real Estate Listings Throughout Aba
Beach Villa 507
(Ref#782) Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath villa. 1,150 sq. ft.
tastefully furnished, plus 592 sq. ft. exterior patios. Many
extras, 5 minute walk to beach, close to marina, shops and
golf course. $490,000.
Brigantine Beach Condo
(Ref# 369) 2 bed, 2.5 bath townhouse with ocean views, just
steps from the beach, furnished, rental history. $458000.
Beach Villa # 506
(Ref#636) 2 bed, 2 bath garden view villa, completely
renovatedin 2005, all new furnishings & appliances. 1,250 s/f
beautiful living space, Privategarden pati os
(Ownr FinandngAvailable) Reduced $405,000.
Beach Villa 504A & B
(Ref# 743) 2 furnished bedroom, 1 bath adjoining Garden
Villas, each with full kitchen & living, excellent rental
history as single or combined units. Sold together, turn-key
Mariner's Cove Condonmniums
(Ref#454) 2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level poolside unit $317,900.
(Ref#655) 2 bed, 1 bath unit with marina views $317,900.
(Ref# 807) 1 bed, 1 bath groundlevel unit, well maintained,
(Ref#455) 1 bed, 1 bath, groundlevel, poolside $185,900.
Ocean Blvd Beachjfont Parcel
(Ref# 870) Exceptional beachfront parcel of approx 1.5 8 acres
on prestigious Ocean Blvdwith 147' ofbeach frontage on
pristine Treasure Cay Beach. Cleared, all utilities available.
Breath-taking beach & seaviews. $1,600,000.
BeauntJfl BeachfJont Parcel- Ocean BIvt
(Ref# 876) 1.5 acre parcel with 100' of beach frontage and
500'plus depth on spectacular Treasure Cay B each. All
utilities available Gorgeousbeach& sea views. $1,510,000.
Treasure Cay Beach Lot
(Ref# 654) Prime elevated parcel of 12,800 s/f with 118' of
pristine beach frontage in protected cove. Fully cleared, all
utilities available, superior sea views. $1,480,000.
Treasure Cay Beaclftont Lot
(Ref#705) Choice 12,281 s/f residential parcel with good
elevation on spectacular Treasure CayBeach. 95' of sugar-fine
white sandbeach frontage. All utilities available. Sensational
(Ref # 590) Located on each near the T.C. Point
with 136' of fabulous b liatage, views of Green Turtle
Cay, total of28,700 s/f,. r construction, all utilities
available, quiet & seclu Cul de sac. $1,330,000.
Windwdst Beach Waterfont Parel
(Ref# 817) Half acre waterfront residential parcel directly on
Sea ofAbaco with 124' of beach frontage near end of
Windward Beach. Newly installed sea wall. All utilities
Brgantine Bay Canal Lot
(Ref# 841) 11,200 s/f fully cleared lot. 80' of water bulkhead
on beautiful Brigantine Bay. All utilities available.Pilings in
place for dock. Great water views. $455,000.
Galleon Bay Canal Lot
(Ref#422) Prime Canal Front clearedlot totaling 10,295 s/f
and 88' + of protected canal water frontage situated on the
wide expanse of picturesque Galleon Bay, quick access to the
Sea ofAbaco. $350,000.
Rock Point Walerftont Parcel
(Ref# 783) 12,200 s/f waterfront residential parcel near
entrance to Treasure Cay Marina. 90' of newly installed sea
wall. Fully cleared, all utilities available. Great views of Sea
Flamingo Drive Lot 66
(Ref#558) Large residential lot situated on a quiet Flamingo
Drive cul-de-sac, an ideal home building site, all utilities, in-
cluding electricity, water, telephone, Cable TV & DSL access
available at the lot line. $66,000.
(Ref#442) Choice residential lot on pavedFlamingo Drive, lo-
catedjust one block from Ocean Blvd.10,000 s/f & 80' on the
road.All utilities are available at the property boundaryinclud-
Bahamas Real Estate
ABACO CLUB AT WINDING BAY
(Ref#727) Spectacular 1.1 acre estate lot overlooking the 18th
hole with superb elevation & magnificent views oftheAtlantic
Ocean. Easy access to the clubhouse and amenities.
Sea ofAbaco Lot Q1
(Ref# 845) Large25,658 s/flot with 172'frontage in quiet cove
on Sea ofAbaco, good elevations, native vegetation, access
privileges to Atlantic Ocean beaches $559,000.
GREAT CISTERN CAY
(Ref # 659) Beautiful, fully furnished. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of
Abaco frontage, Fantastic views, $875,000.
(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage,
ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natu-
ral cave. Reduced Price $60,000.
(Ref #757) 3 bed, 3 bath, plus loft, fully furnished home on
11,619 s/f canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced,
deep water dock. 2,500 s/f living space, recently renovated
Underground utilities. 250' from beach access. $776,000.
(Ref # 861) 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished canalfront home on
12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' ofbulkheaded frontage & two
25' deep water docks on quiet finger canal. Close to beach.
Option available for two adjoining canal lots $656,000.
Canal Front Home
(Ref# 124) 2 bedroom 2 bath fully furnishedhome, open
living/kitchen. 50' bulkhead & dock on deep water protected
canal, close to beach. Reduced Price $348,000.
(Ref# 823) 10,708 s/f canal lot w/130'frontage & dock $392,000.
(Ref#602) 15,334 s/f canal cornerlotw/197'seawall $334,000.
(Ref #704) 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' frontage$299,000.
(Ref #597) 11,242 s/f canal lot w/171' seawall, sea viewS265,000.
(Ref#811) 10,400 s/fseaview comerlot, nearbeach $107,000.
(Ref#567) 2.139 acres on highway near LeisureLee $149,700.
Atlantic Oceanjont Parcel
(Ref#746) Approx. 1 acre residential parcel with 154' of
elevated shoreline on Atlantic Ocean, near Orchid Bay
community, great ocean views. $395,000.
Atlantic Ocean View Lot 121, Dolphin Beach Estates
(Ref# 843) 17,500 s/flot in plannedresidential community. All
utilities installed. Includes house plans for 4,350 s/f under roof
eleveted home. Ocean Views, close to Beach B$287,500.
GreatAbaco CluA Canalfjont Home
(Ref#637) Elegantly furnished4 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,800 s/f
home. State-of-the-art kitchen. Canal-side pool, spacious patio,
42' deep water canal frontage, gated community $2,185,000.
GREEN TURTLE CA Y
(Ref#662) Beautiful 4 bed 5 bath Beachfront Estate - Main
House, Guest House and Apt. total 3,634 s/f on 0.878 acres
on White Sound with 120' dock, fresh water pool 173' beach
frontage, great elevation, magnificent views, furnished.
(Main House & Guest House also available sepaatdy)
Sea iew Elevated Lot
(Ref#684) Hilltop 0.405 acre parcel in planned residential
community of "Island Reach", perched high on White Sound
Bluff, one of the highest elevations on Green Turtle Cay, over
looking the Sea ofAbaco, $725,000.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Atlantic Ocean Beach Front Parcel
(Ref # 714) 45,343 s/f parcel with 100' beach frontage on
fantastic 8 mile beach. Electricity available at road boundary.
Ideal for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot - Near Beach
(Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f lot near white sandy Atlantic
Ocean beaches, native vegetation, Good road access. $38,000.
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Factors influencing hurricanes
African dust link
The busy and damaging hurricane sea-
sons of 2004 and 2005 have heightened in-
terest in storm forecasting and in research
on factors that make tropical hurricanes
spin up into monster storms or wither and
die at sea.
Four powerful hurricanes hit Florida
in 2004 and the record-setting 2005 sea-
son produced Hurricane Katrina, which
became the costliest natural disaster in
U.S. history when it crushed the U.S. Gulf
Coast and swamped New Orleans, causing
$80 billion in damage and killing 1,500
people. Abaco was affected in both these
years with Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne
in 2004 and a freak band of wind in Hurri-
cane Wilma that hit Grand Bahama badly,
also giving us a swipe.
Storm scientists are now taking a closer
look at whether giant dust clouds from the
Sahara could join the El Nino phenomenon
as a leading indicator of the ferocity of At-
lantic hurricane seasons. Studies so far in-
dicate that dust clouds from Africa, which
can grow as big as the continental United
Boats equipped with:
VHF * Bimini Top * Cooler
Anchor & Lines * Compass
Dive Ladder * Life Jackets
Paddle * Flares * Flashlight
Fire Extinguisher * First Aid Kit
States and reach all the way to the Carib-
bean and Central America, tend to cool the
Atlantic by reflecting sunlight. Hurricanes
are fueled by warm water, so cooler seas
could mean fewer or less intense storms.
Scientists are intrigued by preliminary
research that shows a direct correlation be-
tween the sand storms of Africa and tropi-
cal hurricanes. The giant dust masses that
originate in West Africa generally peak
over the Atlantic in May, June, July and
early August and retreat just before the
height of the hurricane season from around
mid-August to mid-October.
The hot, dry masses of dust may also
interfere with already-formed hurricanes.
Researchers say such a cloud could in-
crease wind shear and inject dry air into
a hurricane. The air is incredibly dry, and
that is not good for the development of
hurricanes. The last couple months have
been the dustiest summer since 1999, about
five times as dusty as last year. Right now
ocean temperatures are cooler than aver-
Researchers have studied 25 years of
data and found a direct correlation between
years that had more dust and fewer hur-
ricanes. There are still other questions to
answer. For example, most of the weather
systems that form off the African coast
don't develop into cyclones. Why does
only one in 10 of those turn into a tropical
storm? They feel that dust is probably one
of the reasons.
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The Love Shack 3 BR 3.5 BA ocean front
estate situated on 2 100-foot wide lots.
Stunning view from every room $1,850,000
internal home site on Brigantine Bay Road,
adjacent to water front greenway $101,000
Seascape 3 BR 3 BA ocean front home
on extra wide Windward Beach homesite.
iGarage and new furniture $1,620,000
Sea Cliff, 3 BR 3 BA luxury residence, within
steps of beach, professionally decorated.
Mariner's Cove 1509 Town House, 2 BR 1
'1/2 BA, direct harbourview in desirable 1500
building. Fully furnished, includes garage.
Royal Palm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo,
fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor
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PO Box 22212
Helen's Point, Galleon Bay Waterfront4 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
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 BR2 BAon marina with beauti-
ful furnishings and boat slip. $562,000
Bahama Beach Club 3 BR, 3 BA $705,000
Anchorage Estates Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$834,949 UNDER CONTRACT
Apnl 15, 2007
African dust storms are now tracked by
satellite. And in 2005 and 2006, hurricane
hunter aircraft investigated the dust clouds
to gain more information.
El Nifio, a warming of eastern Pacific
waters, has become a dominant storm indi-
cator because it can flatten an Atlantic hur-
ricane season by increasing the wind shear
that can rip apart the storms. African dust
eventually could become a key element of
hurricane forecasting. El Nino is the main
indicator of the severity of the season. But
maybe African dust could become a close
The El Niio Factor
Researchers feel that there is a definite
relation between hurricane frequency and
El Nifio. El Nifio is a phenomenon where
ocean surface temperatures of the equatori-
al Pacific become warmer than normal. In
general, warm El Nifio events are charac-
Lofty Fig Villas four buildings with six one-bedroom,
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
has a total of
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
Fourplex for sale 3 two-bedroom, one bath-
apt, also one
and half bathroom. Property 80' x 100'. Oleander Drive
across from Friendship Tabernacle Church, Dundas Town
Appraised at $500,000 Selling price $475,000
Four bedroom, 4 bathroom house
is 4,000 sq. ft. situated on 1/4 acre of property in Bahama
Palm Shores. Central air conditioning, Jacuzzi tub in master
bath. Appraised at $600,000 Selling Price $495,000
Four bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom with covered
living room, TV room, spacious kitchen, laundry room, air
conditioned with two units, new windows installed 2005,
new roof 2000. 2500 sq. ft. living area air conditioned.
House sits on one acre of property. Appraised $330,000
Selling price $285,000
terized by more tropical storms and hurri-
canes in the eastern Pacific and a decrease
in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the
The 1997-98 El Nifio event agreed with
this theory. In 1997, the Atlantic Ocean
had 7 named storms, of which 3 became
hurricanes and only one of them intense.
Each of these figures were below average
The explanation for the decline in hurri-
cane frequency during El Nifio years is due
to the increased wind shear in the environ-
ment. In El Nifio years, the wind patterns
are aligned so that the vertical wind shear
is increased over the Caribbean and Atlan-
tic. The increased wind shear helps to pre-
vent tropical disturbances from developing
into hurricanes. In the eastern Pacific, the
wind patterns are altered in such a way to
reduce the wind shear in the atmosphere,
contributing to more storms.
Sea Star Building
Fourplex 2 two bedroom one bathroom apts,
2 one bed-
ft. All units
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
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,
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
1 , 44, 112. These lots are priced individually.
Lot #II 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 # I12 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
Marsh Harbour branch with 10 years experience
Dayneth Taylor - Secretary
All prices listed at Adler Realty are total cost for purchase including all taxes and fees.
In the Sea Star Building next to Maxwell's Supermarket
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July 15th 2007
,ember of the Abaco Multiple Listang Service
elarsh Harbour, Abaco
Chns Famrngton BRI
Ivember of the Abaco Multiple Lsting Sernce
Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
Ph# 242- 365-4695
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Cheroee Sound, Abaco
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Green Turtle - #6023-Perched on a spectacular sea view lot, this 2,300 sq. ft. 3
bed/3 bath house is tastefully furnished & has a dock, swimming pool & large
deck. Built in 2006, the front of the island-style home is graced with a veranda
and framed in shade trees. It is equipped with high speed intemet, an integrated
sound system and a 1,000 gal per day water maker. The home is located near
beaches & charming resorts. Offered at $1,265,000 - Call Chris
GTC 6076- 3bed/2 bathhouse
overlooking a onamentalpond Near
beaches,town& pubhc docks The
house suffered unfurnished, ceramio
Throughout,ceilirg fans, centralAC.
Offered at $645,000.00 - Call Chris
GTC 6077 2bed 2.5 bath housein
Hatcou ViewEstates Nearbydochkmgis
available at Little Harbour Tastefully
grounds. Excellent rental history
Offered at $490,000.00 Call Chris
Long Beach-#5520- Vacantinterior lot
ingrowing subdivision This corner lot is
appox 1/4 acre andwould be an ideal
spot forbullding yur home LongBeach
features commumtybeach access to a
magnificent powder white beach. Call
today. -$50,000- OWNER
MOTIVATED! - Call Mailin
DibisUIr Lee-ft 3 A oIvely 3
bed, 2 bath canal front home
Features 57' dock and over
17,000 sq.ft of property. Common
Beach Access $790,000.00- Call
Green Turtle Cay- 1.6 acre
beachfront lot located on the
most beautiful beach on the
island Approx 130' on the
beach and 560' deep.
$820,000.00 -Call Chris
*Bahama Palm Shores - #5742-
Beachfront lot 200 x 416
Offered at US$550,000 00
*Or split lot in half 100 x 416
Offered at US$300,000 00 -
Manjack Cay - 10 acres seato sea
Beautiful eachfront at both sides
& protected anchorage Great
development property - Offered a
$2,000,000.00 -Call one of our
Yellowwood- 2H-# 5484-
37,368 sq ft., featuring 184' on
the Atlantic rocky shoreline,
minutes away from Cherokee
Sound and Winding Bay:
$2650000.00 -Call Mailin
GREEN TURTLE CAY-A community of 23 3-bedroom Colonial-style homes under
development The homes front scenic Black Sound, parks and
common areas. Dockage is available. Leeward is modeled after Abaco's historic
New Plymouth, a white-picket-fence village of New England-style cottages, quaint
restaurants and bars. Homes starting at $1,050,000. - Call Chris
Lot 1- Hilltop Lot with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, the world class Abaco Club Resort and
the gorgeous three mile Winding Bay Beach. Comprises approx. 0.75 acres.- Offered at US$195,000.00
Lot3- Waterfront Located on the rocky shoreline, this lot comprises just over an acre with approx 175'
of waterfront & has unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean It adjoins lot4, which is also available.
Electricity is near both lots Offered at US$312,000 00
Lot4-Waterfront This lot is just over an acre & covers approx. 175' of rocky shoreline. Unobstructed
views of the Atlantic Ocean. Offered at US$300,000.00
Leisure Lee- #5366 - This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is tucked away in Leisure Lee
and offers privacy and tranquility. Features about 1,600 sq.ft of living space. Also
features his and hers closets and a spacious en suite master bath. Open floor plan makes
it easy and fun for entertaining family and fi ends. The large wrap around screened in
porch adds charm and makes outdoor entertaining easy as you enjoy the gentle island
breezes. Community beach access is only minutes away. Why rent when you can own
your own home?! - Call Mailin
Marsh Harbour#605 - Newly
renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath hoae
cornmsig 1,230 sq ft Tlus home
is in immaculate condition, features
laundry and storage area andit's
yards completelyfenced in. Call
todayfor an appointment to view. -
Turtle Rocks- Multi family lot,
27,507 sq ft, power& cable to
boundary, beach access,
Man-O-War Cay# 5509 - 3bed/
3bath, two story homenear
Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft,
17 5 KW generator, outdoor
patios, basement,manicured lawn
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- '/ acre vacant lot, ocean views- $150,000 00
*Green Turtle Cay, Coco Bay- vacant lot, beach access, 9000 sq.ft. -
$89,000 00 (UNDER CONTRACT)
'Green Turtle Cay, Island Reach- vacant lot,1 ,390 sq ft, 106' on Sea of
Abaco, Beautiful views & sunsets $450,000 00
*Casuarina Point- vacant lot in quiet community, 10,000 sq.ft and situated
across from the canal.-$80,000
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Hurricane dangers come in many forms:
storm surge, high winds, tornadoes and
flooding. This means it is important for
you to know what to do in case any of these
dangers are present in any storm that af-
A storm surge is a rise in sea level
near the "eye" of the hurricane. As the
storm nears land, this raised level of wa-
ter becomes a wall of water which is the
greatest threat to life and property. Most
hurricane-related deaths are caused by the
Because of the low pressure in the eye
and the high winds, the ocean surface is
raised. This arch of water can be as wide
as 50 miles. As the storm approaches land
this water can be raised up to 20 feet high
which destroys buildings, erodes beaches
and produces massive floods. Twenty feet
is higher than many singlestorey houses
The height of the surge in a particular
area is also determined by the slope of the
underwater shoreline. A shallow slope off
the coast will allow a greater surge to in-
undate coastal communities. Communities
with a steeper shelf will not see as much
surge inundation, although large breaking
waves can still present major problems.
Storm tides, waves, and currents in con-
fined harbours severely damage ships,
marinas and pleasure boats as well as sur-
rounding buildings. The storm surge can
destroy the lower floors of some buildings
or even destroy the foundations of resi-
dences, causing the homes to wash away.
The intensity of a hurricane is expressed
in wind speeds and potential damage. High
winds of a hurricane move in a large spiral
around its eye and can be several hundred
miles wide. Hurricane-force winds can
easily destroy poorly constructed buildings
and mobile homes. Debris such as signs,
roofing material, and small items left out-
side become flying missiles in hurricanes.
Extensive damage to trees, towers, water
and underground utility lines (from uproot-
ed trees) and fallen poles cause consider-
able disruption. The strongest winds usu-
ally occur in the right side of the eye-wall
of the hurricane.
Flooding is another danger that hurri-
canes present. While storm surge is always
a potential threat, more people have died
from flooding from 1970 up to 2000. Flood-
ing is caused by two situations. Rainfall can
be very heavy although heavy rains are not
directly related to the wind speed of hurri-
canes. In fact, some of the greatest rainfall
amounts have occurred from weaker storms
that drift slowly or stall over an area. The
other source of flooding is from the storm
surge. Abaco has suffered from both types
of flooding. In Hurricane Jeanne in 2004
heavy rains flooded the entire island, some-
thing that many old timers had never seen
while Hurricane Wilma pushed salt water
in from the west, creating much damage to
Marsh Harbour and other communities.
Tornadoes can also be a threat and
Abaco has suffered from several. Specifi-
cally, Hurricane Irene in 1999 spawned
several tornadoes, killing one woman and
damaging many buildings. However, tor-
nadoes are not as common at our latitude
as they are when the storms developed far-
When weather reports are given on tele-
vision or radio, they use terms which we
should be familiar with.
* A tropical depression has winds up to
38 miles per hour
* A tropical storm has winds up to 72
miles per hour
* A hurricane with winds of 73 miles
per hour or more
The weathermen also rate the hurricanes
in categories according to their potential to
Category 1. Winds of 73 to 95 miles
per hour. Damage may include flooding of
low-lying coastal areas, small boats may be
torn from their moorings in exposed an-
Category 2. Winds of 96 to 110 miles
per hour. Damage will be moderate and
may include flooding in low areas, cut-
ting off access through low lying roads and
some damage to roofing materials, win-
dows and doors.
Category 3. Winds of 111 to 130 miles
per hour. Damage will be major and may
include high water blocking inland roads,
serious coastal flooding, destruction to
Category 4. Winds of 131 to 155 miles
per hour. Damage will be severe and may
include cutting off access roads, major
damage to lower floors of buildings near
shore because of flooding and battering of
waves and debris, and collapse of roofs on
many small buildings.
Category 5. Winds of more than 155
miles per hour. Damage will be catastroph-
ic and may include buildings collapsing,
many roofs collapsing, extensive shatter-
ing of glass and windows, small buildings
overturned and blown away.
High winds of a hurricane do much of the damage associated with these very dangerous
storms. But that is just one of the dangers. The storm surge is a wall of water that can
smash buildings with a force much greater than the winds of a hurricane.
PO Box AB 21027
HIGH ROCK Beautifulwaterfront
home 4 bed / 4 bath on two
acres of nicely landscaped
property, swimming pool, fully
furnished, boat house and dock,
EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed
upstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed /
2 bath, down stairs unit, overlooking
Marsh Harbour, fully furnished, swim-
ming pool, tennis courts, security.
Pelican Shores - 2 Prestigious WA-
TERFRONT lots on Pelican shores with
deep water frontage and street
frontage, already cleared with high
and flat elevation. Lots can be sold
Lot 1 - approx 10,000 sq. ft.
Lot 2 - approx. 12,000 sq. ft. This lot
includes an in-ground swimming pool
with landscaped area.
Call for Additional Info
HIGH ROCK - 3 bed / 3 bath
home, fantastic views of Marsh
Harbour, Hope Town and Lub-ber's
Quarters, 2 car carport, central
air, beautifully landscaped lot,
Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above
CALL for INFO - EXCLUSIVE
High Rock - Beautiful home, 3 bed /
2 bath, furnished, family room, central
air, over 2,000 sq. ft.
Don MacKay Blvd. - Prime commercial
property downtown Marsh Harbour,
approx 2.5 acres
$2.3 million - Exclusive
Treasure Cay Carleton Landing
Condos on the canal
Call for info.
Pelican Shores - Elevated
Lot on the Harbour. Great views -
Exclusive, Call for Info
Bahama Palm Shores
Lot in Section I
Regattas Units Rentals
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Hurricane Dangers and Terms
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_. Hurricane dangers
Normally the official hurricane season is
from June 1 through November 30. How-
ever, the formation of Subtropical Storm
Andrea on May 9, 2007, marked an ear-
lier beginning to the season. This was the
second occasion in five years that a storm
formed before the season start date; the
other was Tropical Storm Ana in April
The potential for major hurricane activity
in the Caribbean was forecast to be above
average, and it was predicted that El Nifio
would dissipate by the active portion of
the season. The predictions issued in April
called for a very active hurricane season of
17 named storms, nine hurricanes of which
five would develop into intense hurricanes.
However it was not forecast to be as active
as the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
By the beginning of August the predic-
tions were lowered to an estimated 13 to 16
named storms with seven to nine becom-
ing hurricanes and three to five becoming
major hurricanes. It was noted that condi-
tions had become slightly less favorable for
storms than they were earlier in the year.
The change in the prediction was based on
warmer-than-normal sea surface tempera-
tures in parts of the Atlantic Ocean and
So far this year there have been three
named storms: Andrea, Barry and Chan-
Formation of a hurricane depends on
many factors coming together. Warm
humid air and warm water vapor supply
its energy. There needs to be convection
activity and vertical wind motion to take
air from sea level to move it up through
the system. The wind system must have
the right amount of spin or twist which is
provided by the rotating earth.
The center of the storm or eye may
travel ten to fifteen miles per hour with
the storm extending out from the center
150 to 200 miles. Inside the eye is calm
and the skies may be clear. But that is
deceptive because the wind on the other
side of the eye blows in the opposite di-
rection from the first part of the storm.
If people do not understand when the eye
of the hurricane is passing and they leave
a secure location, they may be caught in
deadly winds and torrential rain.
The most important preparation for home
owners and business owners is to have shut-
ters for all your windows and doors. They
need to fit well and install quickly. If you
use wood, you need at least 5/8 inch thick
plywood. These shutters need to be made
and fitted well before a storm is announced.
But keep in mind that plywood is difficult to
handle and install.
Now is the time to check to see that shut-
ters are in good condition and you have
the necessary hardware for installing them.
Other types of shutters include aluminum or
steel panels. More expensive roll down shut-
ter systems offer protection with little main-
tenance. If you need a ladder for installation,
make sure you have one available. It is good
to keep a supply of boards for last minute re-
pairs. If you do not have shutters, now is the
time to purchase or construct them.
If you have a gabled roof, make sure that
the gable is well braced internally. Also make
sure that there is wood sheathing, either planks
or plywood, behind the gabled end walls. A
bead of good adhesive caulking along the joint
of the beam and decking of your roof will
greatly increase the strength of the roof.
Entry doors are easily damaged by high
winds. Bolt all doors with foot and head bolts
with a minimum of 1-inch of the bolt length
in use. Garage doors are quite vulnerable to
high winds. In the United States about 80
percent of residential hurricane wind damage
starts with wind entry through garage doors.
Collect all important documents which
are irreplaceable or very important. These
include insurance policies, ownership docu-
ments such as property deeds, titles of cars
and boats. Remember birth certificates and
passports and pictures you value and any oth-
er papers important to you. These should be
kept in a plastic bag or container which can
be sealed to be waterproof and kept with you.
Make copies and keep the copies in another
secure place. Remember to make copies of
Hurricane preparations must be
started now to ensure that we are ready
for any storm that threatens. The key to
surviving is the preparations you make
before hand. After a hurricane is pre-
dicted to come close, too many things
need to be done in a short period of
time and some things are sure to be for-
gotten or left undone. It is good to pre-
pare now before a storm is predicted.
If you wait until the last minute to
purchase supplies, the lines may be
long and store shelves may be empty,
leaving you ill-prepared. Use this guide
to prepare early.
the items in your wallet, driver's licenses,
credit cards, etc.
This is a good time to take pictures of
rooms in your house which show your fur-
nishings. Then have a camera and film on
hand for recording damage for insurance
claims purposes. The photos are excellent
when dealing with insurance adjustors as
proof of what you have lost.
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planes had to use the facilities at Cherokee Air.
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"NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
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in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
"stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
1. CARLETON LANDING
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
Phase One SOLD OUT
Phase Two COMING SOON
3. THE COTTAGES
Now the newest oceanfront development
on Treasure Cay beach comprising indi
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Starting at $750,000 + 14% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Luxury condominium project on Treasure
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site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
on-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury luxury townhouse units directly on
Treaure Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2
baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor- garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
ocean front patio
First floor - open concept living / dining/
kitchen plus master bedroom suite, all
ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft - bedroom/ den with ocean view
$2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis and
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $351,000
Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. EXC. $514,250 FGS
Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit, 16' wide slip,
includes golf cart and 22' boat
MOTIVATED SELLER EXC. $553,500 FGS
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
Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool
Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15' wide
boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated.
MUST SEE EXC. $500,000 FGS
Bldg 4 Downstj' it 2 bed / 2 bath,
totally redoT y
CC. $435,600 FGS
Unit #3 Ocean front, downstairs 2 bed/2 bath,
fully furnished. $640,000 FGS
Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and
3 bed / 3 bath upper unit, fully furnished,
beach front, with good rental potential.
Priced to sell. $897,900
OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Special garden pool, 2 bed / 2
bath. Grea\ many repeat
guests C 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
"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.
EXC. $2,220,000 FGS
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
* Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
Sunrise Point Beginning at $1,250,000 FGS
* Canal Front Beginning at $325,000 FGS
* Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $360,000 FGS
* Golf Course / Interior
Beginning at $60,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45' dock.
Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open living/
dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2 bed/ 1 bath,
laundry room pl us covered open boat/ car
storage MUST SELL EXC $794,500 +7.5%
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$2,525,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
MLS $2,800,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed,
living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus!
MLS $820,000 + 7.5% closing
WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest 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
"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 invest
ment. MUST SEE! EXC. $400,000 FGS
EXC - Exclusive listing
FGS - Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS - Multiple Listing
List price plus buyer's closing
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
August 15, 2007
Page 12 B
No one ever knows when another hurri-
cane will affect Abaco. However, it could
happen any year and the best way to ride
out the storm is to be prepared. The better
you are prepared, the better chances you
have of coming through with minimum
damage and the better you can cope with
the problems afterwards.
* Make the decision ahead of time as
to where you plan to be during a storm. If
your house is on low land or you feel it is
not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or go
to a shelter.
* Decide what room in your house you
will use during the hurricane. It is best if
you have an inside room with no windows.
Put basic supplies in that room along with
comfortable seating including pillows. If
you have children, include games or other
toys to entertain them
* If you have elderly relatives, make
sure they are somewhere safe and that
someone is with them who can help them
during the storm and afterwards.
* Children need special reassurances. It
is good to talk with them about their fears
and answer their questions honestly. Give
lots of verbal reassurances.
* Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries,
and flashlights that you will need for the
duration of the storm. Have a battery-op-
erated radio with fresh batteries. If you
have a VHF radio, make sure it has its
own power supply.
* Make sure each person has sturdy
shoes after the storm for protection from
It is essential that all windows and doors with glass have shutters. These must be well con-
structed to keep out wind and flying debris. A variety of shutters materials is available.
Documents that you should keep with
you in a waterproof plastic bag should in-
clude the following.
* Apartment lease
* Home and property deeds
* Insurance documents
* Life insurance policy
* Inventory of your possessions and their
* Photos of your home and possessions
* Important phone numbers of family and
* Vehicle titles, loan documents
* Financial statements, bank account infor-
mation, credit cards
* Copies of recent power, phone and water
* Birth certificates and passports
* National Insurance card
* Legal documents
* Medical records
* Education records
* Duplicate prescriptions
* Computer back- up of important files
* Copies of important keys
The ocean breached the sand dune at White Sound on Elbow Cay during Hurricane Floyd
in 1999, sweeping away several homes. This house was left quite precarious.
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Prepare ahead of time
August 15, 2007
Page 13 B
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Review plans early
Gas or diesel-powered generators can
provide temporary power until BEC can be
operational. Be sure to have fuel and oil on
hand for the generator. Remember several
* Do not connect a portable generator
to the wiring in the building. Plug appli-
ances directly into the generator or use a
heavy extension cord .
* Place the generator outdoors or in a
well ventilated area.
* Do not forget to check the oil every
time you add gas.
* Conserve fuel by alternating applianc-
es. For example, refrigerators can be kept
cool by supplying power for six to eight
hours a day.
Prepare your property
Protect your property the best you can.
Remember that wind and water are poten-
tially two very dangerous elements of any
storm and your goal is to keep both these
out of your house. Most damage to homes
occurs when a window gets broken or doors
blow in, allowing the wind to blow through.
* Check your roof for loose shingles or
tiles and make sure they are securely fas-
tened down. Check for other repairs that
need to be done.
* Clean up your yard of debris that could
be damaging in high winds.
* Check around your house for dead
or dying trees. Trim shrubbery to reduce
damage to the plants. If tree limbs are po-
tentially damaging to power lines, notify
BEC to have its crew trim the branches.
Do not attempt to do this yourself because
of the danger of the live power lines.
* Secure all outdoor furniture, garbage
cans and other objects outdoors.
Buy supplies early at the beginning of
the season. These should include a battery-
operated AM/FM radio with extra batter-
ies, one flashlight with extra batteries for
each person in your family, candles, kero-
sene lamps, water-proof matches, first aid
Be very careful with kerosene lamps and
candles during a storm. If the wind blows
something over with a flame, it could start
a fire. You do not need to contend with a
fire during a storm.
Get your supplies early
to avoid a rush as stores
are crowded just prior
to a storm. Also remem-
ber that stores could run
out of essential supplies
that you may need.
Water supply is critical
Have adequate supply
Have bottled water and extra water in
clean containers enough for one week, al-
lowing one gallon of water per person per
day. If you use a bathtub or other container
for water, clean thoroughly and rinse with
bleach. Caulk the drain of a tub so it will
not leak. This water can be used for a va-
riety of uses including flushing the toilet.
Large new garbage cans can be filled with
Review and Update
Before a hurricane threatens, insurance
industry representatives suggest that you
do the following:
Read your policy to see exactly what
coverage you have.
If you don't understand the policy, get
your agent to explain it.
Find out whether you have "guaranteed
replacement cost" insurance which is what
it would really cost to replace your home
and the contents at current value. Or you
may have "actual cash value" which is de-
Be aware that your homeowner's policy
does not usually cover flood damage. Also
find out if the policy covers sewer backup
and wind damage.
Know your insurance carrier and make
sure that you have phone numbers for the
company. Keep your policy with other
valuable papers in a Ziploc bag or oth-
er waterproof container and keep it with
If you rent, be aware that your landlord's
insurance does not cover your possessions.
You need your own renters' insurance.
Remember when a hurricane watch or
warning is announced it is too late to enact
If you are under insured, you may not
receive enough payment from the insurance
company to replace what was damaged. Be
sure you figure each year the value of your
house and see that your insurnace covers
The Batelco tower in Cherokee Sound, 220 feet high, crashed during Hurricane Jeanne
in September 2004, inflicting serious damage to a nearby home. The family in the house,
Marty Sawyer with his wife and son, barely escaped injury.
Page 14 B The Abaconian August 15, 2007
Get essential supplies early
No one ever knows when another hurricane
will affect Abaco. However, it could happen
any year and the best way to ride out a storm
is to be prepared. The better you are prepared,
the better chances you have of coming through
with minimum damage and the better you can
cope with the problems afterwards.
Make the decision ahead of time as to where
you plan to be during a storm. If your house is
on low land or you feel it is not built securely,
make plans to stay with friends or family in a
well built home or go to a shelter.
Decide what room in your house you will
use during the hurricane. It is best if you have
an inside room with no windows. Put basic
supplies in that room along with comfortable
seating including pillows. If you have chil-
dren include games or other toys to entertain
If you have elderly relatives, make sure
they are somewhere safe and that someone is
with them who can help them during the storm
Children need special reassurances. It is
good to talk with them about their fears and
answer their questions honestly. Give lots of
Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries and
flashlights that you will need for the duration
of the storm. Have a battery-operated radio
with fresh batteries. If you have a VHF radio,
make sure it has its own power supply.
Make sure each person has sturdy shoes for
after the storm for protection from debris.
Get food supplies early
This hurricane season be prepared so
storm will not take you by surprise.
Hopefully, you will not need to use these
emergency items. After the hurricane sea-
son is over, you can use most of the items.
Some can be kept until another year.
We suggest that you cut this article out
and keep it in a place where you can re-
fer to it for help in preparing your house
and family for the height of the hurricane
Some of these foods require hot water
but hopefully you have planned a way to
heat water or food.
In anticipation of losing power and the
use of your cooking gas, be sure your house
is stocked with at least a week's worth of
foods that will remain edible without re-
frigeration or foods that will be consumed
when opened. They could include the fol-
* Cereals and breakfast bars
* Instant powdered drinks, coffee, tea, etc.
* Evaporated, sweetened condensed milk
or sterilized milk
* Canned or bottled juices
* Cheese and cheese spreads
* Ready-to-eat canned goods like fruits, veg-
etables, soups, tuna, salmon, chicken, ham
* Canned foods that can be heated in the
* Bread, crackers, cookies and other baked
* Fruits and vegetables that will keep for
several days without refrigeration. These
could include lemons, oranges, apples, ba-
nanas, mangoes, carrots, celery.
* Peanut butter and jelly
* Nuts, raisins and dried fruits
* Snack food, ready-to-eat puddings and
other foods to give variety
* Drinks such as sodas, canned or bottled
juices, instant coffee.
Some cheeses and fruits keep at room
temperatures for several days. Choose
foods that can be eaten at room temperature
and do not require cooking. Many foods
such as pickles, ketchup, mustard will keep
without refrigeration. Keep a manual can
opener with these supplies.
Keep on hand supplies such as paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils, toilet pa-
per, paper towels, soap, large plastic gar-
bage bags, aluminum foil.
Canned foods can be heated in the can
but be sure to remove the label first. They
can be eaten right out of the can.
What is edible?
Be very careful about eating foods nor-
mally kept in a refrigerator. However, with
care some can be used soon after the power
goes off. Meats, fish and dairy products
usually spoil first. Be especially careful
about using meats as there is no way to tell
if it is still good or not. Milk spoils quickly
but many cheeses keep several days with-
out a problem. Juices, butter, margarine
and fruit juices will keep for a few days.
* Battery-operated AM/FM radio with ex-
* Battery-operated flashlights with extra
batteries, one flashlight per person
* A camping stove or Sterno stove for
heating food. Remember propane stoves
and grills will give off fumes when used in
closed rooms and may start fires or cause
asphyxiation. Do not use these inside a
* Chlorine bleach for disinfecting
* Keep mosquito repellent and citronella
* Use ice chests for keeping food if ice is
* Keep with you two weeks' supply of pre-
scription medicines and remember other
medicines such as aspirin.
* Invest in blue plastic tarpaulins or rolls
of builders plastic (Visqueen) for covering
furniture or damaged roofs or window re-
* Duct tape
* Hammer, nails, crowbar
YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN
BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE
GUNACA GAN AYLYYAD A COSIN RCK AKR' HIGT
#10181: 3bd/2bths : $375,000
This super home is nestled in the heart of the settlement,
surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and
well maintained lawns. Panoramic views are enjoyed from
the widow's walk and porches.
#562933: Ridge runner: $2,650,000 #9297: Acreage: Serious Inquiries
Fantastic views await he lucky buyer of this sea side family Bordering the Sea of Abaco with Atlantic to the east, this
compound. Situated on 1.74 acres in the South end of the expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, includes high
island, 6+ bedrooms, pool, detached master suite, private elevations, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm
dock and beach access. This home has it all. trees and white sand beaches.
#9510: Residential Lots: $160,000
Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling
white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass
100 to 200 ft on the beach. Only one parcel may be sold
in each instance at above starting price. First Parcel sold.
#562105: Acreage: $1,360,000
Prime development property located 11 miles north of
Marsh Harbour on Queen's highway. Features wooded
rolling terrain with hills of up to 30' in elevation. Great
potential for development.
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#562299: 3bd/2bths : $359,000 #562031: Residential Lot : $349,500 #10202: Res. Lot: $350,000
Bright and sunny sturdy concrete family home, just NEW! Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean front home site. Located Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay
steps from the beach. 1,472 s.f. of living space, tile adjacent to the Orchid Bay development with elevated beach. Approx. .85 acres of nicely elevated land thickly
floors, crown molding. Perfectly suited for family or rocky shore and beach. Densely vegetated with natural treed with native hardwoods and coconut palms. Wonder-
retirement home. coppice and native trees. ful views, wide sugar sand beaches.
#562353: Residential Lot: $85,000
Lovely oversized multi-family residential lot in popular
Anchorage Estates. Close to beaches and all amenities the
resort and community offer. Invest in the future!
#9935: Residential Lot: $24,000
Lovely, homesite of approx. 10,000 sq.ft. with high
elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and
the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north
of Marsh Harbour.
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August 15, 2007 The Abaconian
Dupuch Real Estate
Marsh Harbour Office
PO Box AB 20340, Abaco, Bahamas * Tel: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289
,I LITTLE HARBOUR
I1ust under one acce ofr direct oce.'n
hro i piopert, Fiardasric Atlantic
(_Ocean \ ieN s. Pow er \ a ilable. Good
Sele\ttion. Cleared and read., ro
, build Thiss slon [ last lobil',
' 13604 Price: $330,000
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-
\voo(l Cioonut panims amjonll orhler Incluled are ro (Cerokee leeps tlars
boar and animalia rour , wheeler Locaited iin excluded lgaed comniunIn,. nir e ot
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bed I adli bLi) kliouse.60 eleaitionl
otters rab louls A rlaintic \ lews;.
ï¿½13515 Price: $4,250,000
2 bed 1 ba ii hme o\erlookin ; liar-
bour rindl cha-innel entraitnce. Private
dor-ck. \\alkin:i diisra ice ro beaches
risliiii alld duin lllll Petes Pub
LITTLE HARBOUR WATCHING BAY
Nice C(_6B bedl 2 bt Li situated on ; + - acreS )ou or beaclhronr.1 90'
approve . 4I acres wi;rli I 13 beacdi- elevation' s willi n5 dune-. Fab,.lol ius --
rront ~- ele\ alions. _pecttacular iless of A .linric aind c(lherokee
\ile.s perrect islad'i I II;ig. I So inIC. 1 miles to The AbIaco C lub.
;13495 Price: $1,450,000 1 13482 Price: $2,185,000 --
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,13596 Price: $230,000
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i concept Ir\iin; silr oi I.'R5 acoes. iCani be
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-13475 Price: $305 ,000lo
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Nice -1 led -1 bi rlI tirii'hshed liome
oil *,OIeOLis beaichroiillt ith \5iew;.
of Atlaiiic. Geiieia'or cable plioine
reiiced deck ti.Irnke, I
32818 Price: $580,000
SAND BAR AT CHEROKEE
(Great p oteiit al tor, e\pallsioii
.icil'e 5 or p'istie ssatelr'ont pF'opeT ',
smn all illls & Iesrt ,ii.ii a r ull llng; .
_Npectacu lar \ lewss.
z1 3088 Price: $2,455,000
TURTLE ROCKS COOPERS TOWN
NeisI, bulI home on o\er a' i acre otr 0)"ot Iiitr asait I acres o
bea~ltiirtion p)Tpern..FoLur beds 1 b.- ,I iouchedi p(er. wrlh nice c(ppice
widi open concept linga. Bllit *~E rmthi. Hilllop and i atemTrjil ideal tor
vies or die ea ot Atlaco . residetial le\ elpimeir.
313561 Price: $950,000 -1 13558 Price: $490,000
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Lo el w ell m i nar aiined (_B i home roe oble isld sr - led -
te~tLuri;l I beds 2 atlis oni corner I bathi on one acre or pJpel r,. 100 or
S. lor 'Iuo 90 l . EiinclosedI & laindscaped *oreoLil beaclhtitOni. Rela\ & einlo\
S property witlli ecluded garden ig thle Blaihiamiini litesr le at it s besr.
- 2837 Price: $350,000 L. 713180 $580,000
" Casuarina Point & Bahama Palm Shores Lonu: rei'm RENTAL aiallable.
Regattas Rental b- edl -Iballi0 pool reiinics IOLIrts & beacdi. $2,200 month
SCherokee Sound Grear tor icommer'caiil endeaï¿½ior. C(heiokee (Creek $140,000
'5 Sweetings Tract Loci aed ii a ice area. Access to W arel small beacdi. $55,000
I'" Bustick Bight Two lialt acre lots. ILui eacii or searrotI[ $115,000
I Sand Banks \\ateitroitl properties located in alndl Ba Iks. $185,000
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Three le\el concrete block liome set
oil o ele tated %atietrifoit lot o r,\e
look uIIea ot Albaco. 5 bed ) lbatli
m .itli deeded boct slip.
Scl346 Price: $1,190,000
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; :2809 Price: $820,000
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l Tiree I)eiorJom dir'e e Iith x\o0 qofre, - I & ai.i'e estate beadifront lots located
ï¿½ home ;widi arai'e. (-ei concept beach i.i seaside comini..iiir'. GrxI elea[iIOins
'" sidle li, iiig oi ijPect'cular i aI' nitiLe (Oceaii M itl i gOI'ieoJLs F e1. or t'die Arila tic
lot.Ti erull', ciecoratel j honie. Oceatli.
; 13552 Price: $699,000 1c3544 Price: $295,000
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* Bahama Palm Shores & Bahama Coral Island Inrerior lots a\aillbe $24,000
* Casuarina Point -a_,ial rointlr lot itli ocean acess. .\airer elec-tric ctible. $80,000
* Cherokee Sound ,. iiet andi pri\ ae area N. itli l i' ac'e lots available. $210,000
* Treasure Car Ele\atedl lot orterlil', golili, deep -sea risliii. boatili4'. $90,000
* ellowood BeadrIruIl hilltop lot o er'lookiini:!4\ - iniiii, Ba\. $150,000
* Elbow Cay Nel; constLu-reL -ed eiedl 1 bli lillrlop home. Dock slip $925,000
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August 15, 2007
Page 16 B
business - plan ahead
Many businesses suffered heavy damage
from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. Marsh
Harbour businesses in particular suffered
from flooding from the storm surge in
Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and even more
businesses were flooded in 2005 as a result
of Hurricane Wilma piling up the water in
the harbour of Marsh Harbour. Many busi-
ness owners are considering ways of keep-
ing this damage to a minimum. Be sure
to prepare your business as well as your
homes for any threatening storms.
If a storm threatens, secure your build-
ing and cover or move equipment or furni-
ture to a secure area.
Always protect your data with backup
files. Make provisions for alternate power
Make plans to work with limited avail-
Bill Thorndycraft, BRI
Sandra Evans, BRI, CRB, CRS, CIPS
able cash and no water or power for two
weeks. Store emergency supplies at the of-
Protect your employees. Employee safe-
ty comes first.
Contact your customers and suppliers.
Prepare a list of vendors that provide di-
saster recovery services.
Review your insurance coverage. Ap-
praise your business regularly. Take in-
ventory, document equipment and supplies
in your workplace. Make copies of insur-
ance policies, customer service and home
After the storm use caution before enter-
ing your business. Check for power lines,
gas leaks and structural damage. If any
electrical equipment is wet, contact an elec-
trician. Prepare information for insurance
claims. Take pictures before cleanup.
If there is any chance that your com-
puter may be damaged during or after a
hurricane, now is the time to save critical
For saving e-mail messages and con-
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Cell: (242) 577-0347
tacts some programs provide the ability
to transport files for storage. Export files
you want to a thumb drive or portable
storage drive. If you use a financial pro-
gram like Quckbooks, make backups of
your data that you can keep with you.
You may want to keep the installation
disks and license codes with you also.
Make sure you put all disks and drives in
watertight plastic bins.
Some people keep their files on a por-
table hard drive with a USB connector
that can be plugged into any computer.
Or a person could keep identical data
on a computer at work as well as one
at home. Thumb drives with USB con-
nectors, also called flash drives or smart
drives, can be purchased with several gi-
gabytes of memory. These are an easy
way for individuals to backup files to be
carried with them. They can be plugged
into any newer computer.
It is better to plan now to save impor-
tant files than to try to deal with problems
after a storm.
Flooding caused many problems for Marsh Harbour during Hurricane Jeanne in 2004.
Homes and businesses sustained much damage from contaminated salt water when the
storm surge entered into the harbour. Much of Abaco was flooded during Hurricane
Frances when we received 19 inches of rain. However, the damage was not as extensive
as it was fresh water.
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When a storm threatens
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Past experiences both our own and the
experiences of others, can teach us a lot.
Disasters from past hurricanes in The Ba-
hamas and in the States have left us with
an idea of how devastating a storm can be
and how vulnerable we are. Some of this
can be avoided with better planning. We
cannot rely on government agencies to take
care of us, but we must be responsible for
ourselves as much as possible.
In the event of a major storm, we need
to make as many preparations as we can to
help us get through such a disaster. Here
are more tips.
Keep your car and boat gas tanks full.
For boaters have a supply of 50/1 oil.
Plan where you will keep your car dur-
ing a storm. It needs to be high to keep
it from being flooded. But it also needs to
be where you can access it after the storm
Persons with a chain saw should ensure
that the saw is operational and that a gallon
of fuel is on hand.
If you have a stand-by generator, check
to see that it is operational and that you
have a supply of fuel.
Make arrangements for taking down any
antennas on your roof.
Find out where the hurricane shelters
are in your community.
See that your LP tank is filled if you use
Protect your pets
If you have pets, remember you have a
responsibility to care for them properly.
Plan for a safe place for pets to stay during
a storm. They should not be left outdoors.
Never leave your animals behind to fend
Damage from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 to school buildings and equipment was extensive.
It is hard to prepare for damage this extensive. But several schools on Abaco flood during
some storm situations. The staff of those schools should put all books and equipment up
on desks and cover them with plastic sheeting. This can prevent a lot of damage.
Never tie animals up or leave them con-
fined in any way, as they will be trapped and
unable to flee rising flood waters.
Know your destination ahead of time.
Shelters refuse animals so if you plan to go
to a shelter, make plans of what to do with
your dog, cat, bird or other animals.
Many small animals feel secure in carri-
ers. Get them use to being in the carrier at
night or other times so they will be happy
Keep larger dogs leashed as they can be-
come frighted with the strange sounds and
unfamiliar surroundings during a storm.
Provide water and food along with your
animal's favorite toy or blanket and a towel.
Keep on hand enough pet food for at least
Get supplies such as cat litter, trash bags,
etc. that will be needed.
Put secure, legible identification tags on
Watch for other animals in need, includ-
ing strays and animals left behind by neigh-
bors. If you see an animal in distress and are
unable to help, note the animal's condition
and location and call someone from a hu-
mane society for help as soon as possible.
Senior citizens are especially susceptible
to the effects of severe weather. Those who
live alone or are without the support of fam-
ily or friends must take special precautions
in the event of an emergency. People who
are frail or disabled may need special as-
sistance from family members, friends or
social service agencies. Older adults who
are also care givers may require outside as-
If an elderly person requires any medical
equipment, arrangements should be made
Do not forget
* First aid kit
* Prescription and other medicines
* Baby disposable diapers and handy wipes
* Baby food, formula, medicines and
other necessary supplies
* Sanitary supplies
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Securing Your Boat
Secure your boat before a storm is
close, either by hauling it up on land or if
you leave your boat in the water, finding
a secure place. The better alternative is to
have your boat ashore, preferably in a very
protected location. Arrange early to have
your boat hauled as the boat yards are very
busy with many boat owners wanting their
boats hauled at the last minute.
If you leave your boat in the water find
a marina that will allow boats to be left at
their docks or find a safe harbour. The best
place, however, is tied securely in man-
groves. It will require that you use long
spring lines, allowing the boat to go up
and down but not move horizontally. Keep
in mind that the storm surge can either be
several feet higher or several feet lower
than normal tide levels, even on mainland
Abaco. Do not be caught struggling with
you boat when hurricane force winds are
If you live on your boat, you are urged
to get to a shelter. It is not safe to remain
on your boat during a hurricane. Your life
is more important that the safety of your
A boat on a trailer should be placed flat
on the ground, lashed down and half filled
with water. The trailer should also be lashed
down. Secure gas tanks and loose items.
Make sure you have a secure supply of
gas and oil for your boat after the hurri-
cane is past if you are dependent on a boat
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Supplies if you
go to a shelter
Each community has designated shelters
that will be opened before a storm, giv-
ing you adequate time to get there safely.
Even if you do not plan to go to a shelter,
you should keep in mind which buildings
will be open in the event you need to get
to a shelter. Remember, they do not sup-
ply you with food, drink, bedding or other
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should
take the following with you.
* Your important papers such as insur-
ance policies, birth certificates, passports,
deeds, in a sealed plastic bag
* Quiet games for children, playing
cards or dominoes
* Extra clothing and shoes
* Take all necessary bedding as the shel-
ters do not have pillows, blankets or bed
* Folding chair, lawn chair or cot
* Any prescription drugs you may re-
* Supplies for any infants such as dis-
posable diapers, formula, baby food
* * Toilet paper and other personal hy-
* Take all necessary water and food that
you and your group will need for several
days. Storms are unpredictable and you do
not know how long you will need to stay
at the shelter.
Remember shelters do not
provide food and water.
Emergency Shelter Locations
Shilo Baptist Church
Grand Cay All Age School
New Hope Baptist Church
Revival Time Pentecostal Church
Ebenezer Baptist Church
End Time Baptist Church
St. Andrews Baptist Church
S.C. Bootle High School
Full Gospel Assembly Church
Treasure Cay Community Center
St. Simon by the Sea Church
Green Turtle Cay
Amy Roberts All Age School
Central Abaco Primary School
Marsh Harbour Church of Christ
St. Francis Catholic Church
St. Francis School Main Building
St. Francis School K-3 Building
St. Francis Primary School
Marsh Harbour Seventh Day Adventist
Abaco Central High School
Great Guana Cay
Great Guana Cay Public School
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Shelter Locations I Hurricane Names
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Oeisha's Guest House
Sandy Point Community Center
Moore's Island All Age School
Soul Seeking Ministry
St. Matthew's Baptist Church
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A Note to Gardeners
Salt in the atmosphere from a hurri-
cane can quickly poison grass, shrubs,
trees and decorative plants that are not
tolerant of it. Hose down plants right
away after exposure to salt if you have
water pressure. This could save valu-
able decorative plants
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Last minute preparation
Everyone hopes that a hurricane will not
affect Abaco but in the case that one does
come close or even hits, we need to be pre-
pared and know what we should do during
the height of the storm, and afterwards.
This gives you some guidelines for last
minute preparations and during the storm.
* Make the decision well ahead of time
as to where you plan to be during a storm.
If your house is on low land or you feel it is
not built securely, make plans to stay with
friends or family in a well built home or go
to a government shelter.
* Put your car on high ground in a place
where you can get to it after the storm.
* If you have elderly relatives, make
sure they are somewhere safe and that
someone is with them who can help them
during the storm and afterwards.
* Pregnant women in the last month or
at high risk should check with their doctors
before the storm. Babies frequently arrive
when the barometric pressure is low.
* Children need special reassurances. It
is good to talk with them about their fears
and answer their questions honestly. Give
lots of verbal reassurances.
* Prior to the storm, turn your refrig-
erator and freezer to their coldest settings.
Freeze water in plastic containers to help
keep your foods cold during any power
* Gather clothing, bedding, toiletries,
and flashlights that you will need for the
duration of the storm. Have a battery-oper-
ated radio with fresh batteries. If you have
a VHF radio, make sure it has its own
power supply independent of household
* Make plans for which room your fam-
ily will go to, preferably an inside room
with no windows.
* Prepare your tub for storing water.
Clean it, then wipe it around with a so-
lution of bleach and water, caulk or tape
the drain to make it watertight and fill it
with water. This water can be used only
for washing and cleaning. A bucketful will
flush the toilet.
If you plan to go to a safer place than
your home during the storm, you should
take the same items that are listed for going
to a shelter. They are listed on page 18.
During the Storm
Stay in a safe place for the duration of
the storm. Do not venture out until the
storm is subsiding. If the eye of the storm
passes over your area, the wind will lessen
and there will be a lull which can last sev-
eral minutes or up to an hour. But then the
storm will hit again with full force from the
opposite direction. Leave your safe place
only if you have an emergency.
Keep listening to the radio to know
where the storm is traveling and what it is
like in your area. Radio Abaco or ZNS will
be the best sources of storm news. A VHF
radio is excellent to keep you in touch with
your neighbors but remember that high
winds may destroy your VHF antenna,
leaving you out of touch.
There are many precautions which
people should follow after a hurricane has
If a hurricane passes directly over
Abaco, the eye can be deceptively calm.
It is the center of the hurricane and can
take from a few minutes to pass to several
hours depending on how fast the hurricane
is moving and the size of the eye. The calm
will suddenly end as the winds return from
the opposite direction, possible with even
greater force. The most intense winds blow
closest to the eye and are strongest north-
east of the eye. Do not go out until you are
sure that the entire storm is past.
When you do go outdoors, be extremely
Avoid downed or dangling utility wires.
Be especially careful when cutting or clear-
ing fallen trees. They may have power lines
tangled in them
Stay tuned to your radio for advice and
instructions about emergency medical aid,
other assistance and general information.
Avoid driving. Roads will have debris
which could puncture your tires. Do not
add to the congestion of relief workers,
supply trucks and law enforcement person-
nel. If you must leave your home or the
shelter, keep your driving to a minimum.
Do not sight see, especially at night.
Supervise children at all times, especial-
ly if power lines are down.
Be very careful in turning your electric-
ity back on.
If possible, let relatives and friends
know that you are safe but keep all phone
calls to a minimum.
Find out if your water supply is safe be-
fore you use it. Until then, use only the
water you have stored for the emergency.
Please see Storm Page 21
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After a storm has passed
Storm From Page 20
Let officials know if you or someone you
know is injured and needs medical help.
Keep receipts for all items you buy be-
fore the power is restored. Your insurance
may cover the cost of emergency food and
Make temporary repairs such as cover-
ing holes in the roof, walls or windows.
Take photographs of all damage before
repairs are made.
Always use proper safety equipment
such as heavy gloves, safety goggles,
heavy boots, long-sleeved shirts and long
Drink plenty of fluids.
Lift with your legs, not with your back.
Be extremely careful with a chain saw
and always heed safety warnings.
If there has been flooding, there is a po-
tential for bacterial contamination that can
Disinfect any faucet water you drink
or use for cooking or cleaning. If you are
not sure if the water is safe, bring water to
a rolling boil for 10 minutes or use eight
drops of chlorine beach per gallon or use
water purification tablets. Let the water
sit at least 10 minutes before using. Water
saved in clean containers before the storm
will be fine for two to three weeks. To be
sure, add two drops of chlorine per gallon
Remember that you may be without
power, water, food or other services we
normally rely on. Residents must be pre-
pared to be self-reliant for several weeks.
Use a Chain-
Chain saws are indispensable after a
hurricane hits an area. It is also a very dan-
gerous tool and can cause severe injuries.
Here are some safety tips.
Maintain your chainsaw accroding to
the manufacturer's instructions.
A waterfront building in Dundas Town sustained major damage during Hurricane Floyd.
It has not been rebuilt.
onian Page 21 B
Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt
and sturdy shoes.
Protect eyes with safety goggles.
Wear gloves as they will help you grip
Keep both hands on the handles. Many
chain saw injuries result from using a saw
with just one hand.
Use the chain saw at waist level or be-
low. Many injuries occur to the head when
making overhead cuts.
Be careful cutting limbs that are twisted
or caught under another object. They may
snap back and hit you or pinch the saw.
Shut off the chain saw when adding fuel
or carrying the saw more than 100 feet or
through slippery areas or heavy brush.
Do not set a hot saw down on dry brush.
A fire could start
To avoid kickback, do not cut with the
upper tip of the chain saw.
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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-12 years the land is a portion of one of the
Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street,
being just under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete block
structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in design with a total length of
70 x 26 ft. Plus 50 x 22 ft. 2,920 sq. Ft. the interior walls are concrete blocks;
ceiling is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles.
Murphy Town Crown Allotment 77 Appraisal: $167,580.00
w- -All that lot ofland having an area of 6,790 sq. ft. being Crown allotment No. 77, of
- "i Murphy Town, Abaco, Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a single storey
"Is- - single family concrete building. This house is less than 5 years old and is in good
S 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, Murphy 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 - 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
S : s 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
SBogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of about 34,210 sq. ft. This
l site encompasses a 12-year-old single storey home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3
m- -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.
SM All that piece, parcel or lot of land and inprovernents situated on the Island of
S* ' Eleuthera, North of Governor's Harbour, comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole
S -Subdivision and comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft,, this site encompasses
a 17-year old duplex with each unit consisting of 2 bedrooms, I bathroom, front
room, dining room and kitchen with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474,20 sq. ft, and covered porch area of approximately
164.70 sq. ft. This duplex was built in accordance with the plan and specification as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable
to the Ministry of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The land
is landscaped and planted with ficus trees but needs some manicuring.
Eleuthera Lot No. I, Block No. 45 Appraisal: $151,007.00
All that place parcel or lot of land having an area of 9,644 sq, ft, being lot #1
t In block 45, Section E In the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated In the vicinity of Hatchet Bay Harbour, on the Island
ii I| 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.
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 prop-
erty 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
New Providence Properties
Lot 382 Winton Meadows Appraisla: $365,000.00
-. . 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
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.
SHeading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to Kennedy Subdivision on the
,,left, then take the Ist corner on the left, then Ist right House is second on your
right with garage.
Lot No. 25 Orchard Close Sea Breeze Nassau Appraisal: $183,430.00
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
Sis 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
Lot 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.
Lot No. 1490 Appraisal: $162,400.00
Golden Gates Section 2 All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft Being lot no.
- 1490 of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property is
comprised of a 25-yr-old single family residence consisting of approximately 2.480 eq.
ft. of enclosed living with three bedrooms three bathrooms, living room and kitchen.
The land is on a grade and level; however, the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.
The grounds are fairly kept with improvements including driveway, walkway and low
shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side with 5-foot chain link fencing and a low cement block wall to the front
Traveling west on Carmichae! Road turn left, then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then first left
again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.
Lot No.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, living/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
| 4f ; 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.
Abaco Vacant Property
Blackwood, Abaco Appraisal: $219, 354.40
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is ideally
suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site may
also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is covered with
low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation interspersed with broad strands of mature yellow pine indigenous to the area. The property
is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions. The subject property is vacant and is situated at
the southeastern entrance of the community of Blackwood, Abaco. The property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres
of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.
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Reserves From Page 1
The group of Reserves squad at-
tended church with Sgt. Deanza Cash,
who said the class will be graduating at
a ceremony on the 24th of this month
in New Providence. Sgt. Cash informed
me that the present Reserves class used
the church outing as a bonding exercise.
"After training, they decided to bond
more together and become a united
squad; a good way to achieve this was
under spiritual guidance," he expressed.
He went on to say that Pastor Symon-
nette's sermon was a timely one, as lec-
tures of why "crime does not pay" are
much needed within our Bahamian com-
Sgt. Cash believes that crime is a
countrywide problem, and as a law
enforcer he strongly recommends the
bonding of the police force with every
social fragment (churches, schools,
etc) in the Bahamian communities. He
spoke highly of the Abaco Reserves,
saying that he considers them to be the
best class in The Bahamas. "This class
is made up of professionals from many
different backgrounds; there are teach-
ers, bankers, persons in the business
fields and so on," he said.
The Sergeant urges any young men
and women, especially those who re-
cently graduated from high school,
considering joining the Royal Bahamas
Police Force to go ahead and do so, as
it will contribute to the development of
the country and the community in which
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More New Providence Properties
_Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates Appraisal:
a 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. I Claridge Cove Subdivision Appraisal: $173,053.00
1All 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
W eastern district of New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the property is a single
story residence consisting of 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 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.
Grand BahamaVacant 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.
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.
North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera Appraisal $41,275.00
Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft and bounded on north by Early Settler Drive and south by Deal Investment Ltd. This is single
family zoning and 50 ft above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing in place and well compacted
quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot # 20 situated 1/5 miles eastwardly of
the Bluff Settlement The said lot is vacant and on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Grand Banama properties
Apartment 703 Lucayan Towers North Appraisal:
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
#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.
S- Fairway Manor Condominium Appraisal $73,000
Long Island Properties
Hamilton's, Long Island Appraisal:
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's on the Island of Long Island
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35 yr. structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
The home, however, is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
360 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden construction. All amenities are to the property such as electricity, water,
cable and telephone. The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.
Lot. I 10B, Palmetto Point Appraisal: $72,000
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 and being lot No. 10B situated north of Ingraham's Pond and easterly of
Palmetto Point on the Island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as
follow: - on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of 90 ft; on the East by Lot No, II B and running thereon for a
distance of 100 ft; on the south by a 20 ft wide road reservation and running thereon 90 ft. on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon
for a distance of 100 ft., the said lot is overgrown with shrubs and is in close proximity to a white sandy beach. This neighbourhood
is zoned residential development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50 ft. and because of this there is no
danger of flooding. The area is approximately 80 percent developed with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
Al the piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft, and designated E which forms a portion of land known as "Mutton
Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island of Eleuthera, one of islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows: Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon
Ltd. and running thereon for a distance of 393.13 feet; outwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of
402.57 ft. eastward by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 ft westwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 ft. This property having an area of approximately 44.714
sq. ft This neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet peaceful and has a topography of approximately
2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
Mutton Fish Point North Eleuthera Appraisal: $51,421.00
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing one acre situated about 2 miles northwest of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is bounded and abutting as follows; Northwesterly by the
main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet northwestward by the land now or formerly the property of
Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274 ft southwestwardly by a 30' wide road reservation and running thereon
for a distance of 128,128 ft; Southeastwardly by the lend now or formerly the property of the Vendor and running thereon for a distance
of 322.955 ft. This property having area of approximately 44,847.76 sq ft This eighbourhood Is zoned commercial development end is
quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft, with all utilities and services available This lot is vacant land and is located
In the area known an "Mutton Fish Point."
Mutton Fish Point, North Eleuthera Appraisal $51,276.00
All that place, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq,. ft, and designated 'F' which forms a
portion of land known as "Mutton Fish Point" situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the Island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land
now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 383.56 ft; southwardly by land now or formerly
the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 393.19 ft, eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running
thereon for a distance of 113.40 ft, westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial / residential development and is quiet, peaceful and has a topography of
approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available .
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Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday. month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club ofAbaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at Back
Street Cafe, Abaco Beach Resort
Page 24 B The Abaconian August 15, 2007
. Reflections on Emancipation Day
By Julian Lockhart
Throughout the Bahamas, Bahamians
relished in the opportunity to miss work,
spend time with family and friends, go
to the beach or just relax at home as they
celebrated yet another public holiday on
August 4, 2007.
However, how many Bahamians re-
ally understand and know what Emanci-
pation Day, often referred to as August
Monday, really stands for?
The first Monday in August is a pub-
lic holiday honoring the emancipation
of slaves throughout the British Empire
on August 1, 1834. The reason the holi-
day is celebrated on the first Monday in
August is to recognize that slaves were
freed on the first of August.
Although the Abolition Act did not
provide former slaves with total freedom,
it did usher in a transitional period called
apprenticeship, where slaves remained in
the care of their former masters.
On August 1, 1838, slaves were freed
from this apprenticeship system and were
Dr. Gail Saunders, Director General
of Heritage in the Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture, recently ac-
knowledged that Emancipation Day is
not surrounded with the "fervor" as per-
haps it should be. In fact, she said most
Bahamians see it as just another holiday
without the significance behind it really
One of the most important days in Ba-
hamian and world history is being pushed
aside and the youth and adults alike are
not remembering a day that allowed our
forefathers the opportunity for freedom
and the beginning of what we now know
as The Bahamas.
Are we as Bahamians truly free?
If education is freedom, then we won't
totally be free until we realize the value
of a great education.
In a lot ways Bahamians are still
fighting the same battles our forefathers
fought over 200 years ago. We still hate
our neighbors because of the color of
their skin, distrusting and feeling the
same insecurities that were felt during
slavery. If we are not a unified Bahamas
where whites and blacks or any Bahami-
an of any hue can live together as one,
then the celebration of August Monday is
lost in the minds of the unwise.
Emancipation Day is celebrated
throughout the former British Empire
and blacks remember how far they have
come and where they have come from.
However, blacks in the Bahamas need to
realize how lucky we are to be free, to
be free enough to decide our own future,
our government and to have an opportu-
nity to be educated on level with anyone.
This is a privilege. Most don't realize
is not a given, but something earned. It
was earned on the backs of our former
leaders, who fought so every Bahamian
would enjoy the same rights as any oth-
The abolition of slavery in the United
States came some 30 years later after
the Civil War, a deadly war between the
South and North, was fought so slaves
could be freed.
Today, there has never been a black
president and though race relations in the
United States have improved greatly, it
is still not on the level where the black
man feels America is his country.
The abolition of slavery, today, is yet
to be celebrated in the United States as a
So, we as Bahamians need to recognize
the true meaning of Emancipation Day
and not push it aside as any other holiday
we celebrate throughout the year.
If we don't learn from our past, we
will make the same mistakes in our fu-
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August 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 25 B
Red Cross elections and its recent work Barge From Page
By Jennifer Hudson
During elections held by the Abaco
Branch of the Bahamas Red Cross Society
at its annual General Meeting on July 24,
Ms. Barbara Johnson went in unopposed
as Chairman of the Red Cross Centre for
another year. This will make her third con-
secutive year in office. Ms. Marina Glin-
ton, Director General and Chief Executive
Officer of the Bahamas Red Cross who
came from Nassau for the AGM, praised
Ms. Johnson for the excellent job she has
been doing. Other persons elected were
Augustine Williams, Deputy Chairman;
Willard Cooper, District Officer; Jackie
Estevez, Youth Officer; Anita Rolle, Trea-
surer; Christina Lightbourne, Welfare Of-
ficer; Elaine Martinborough, Secretary and
Sarone Kennedy, Training Officer.
Ms. Johnson was pleased with the ex-
cellent turnout for this meeting which
filled the Courthouse to capacity. She was
delighted with the large number of new
members present. During her tenure Ms.
Johnson has formed member groups in
Sandy Point, Treasure Cay, Blackwood,
Cooper's Town and Fox Town and has just
recently started one in the Mud and Pigeon
Pea. The Marsh Harbour Group Office
is the Central Abaco Centre for the Red
Cross and as such is the coordinating body
for all of the other member groups.
"The office in Marsh Harbour was set
up after Hurricane Francis with two 40-
foot containers of supplies. Hundreds of
persons received relief after Francis and
Jeanne and those with special needs re-
ceived food parcels," stated Ms. Glinton.
"We are looking at having a full fledged
branch here which will be the managing
body for the whole of Abaco and will be
the second branch outside of Nassau, after
"The Red Cross has put up street signs
and provided raincoats, hard hats and shov-
els for emergency relief. Most islands have
VHF radios as part of the distance devel-
opment programme," stated Ms. Glinton,
who said that she had written to the Com-
missioner of Police asking him to allow his
radio technicians to work on the phones. "I
have not heard from many of the islands,"
stated Ms. Glinton, "but I am very happy
to say that the police on Abaco have got the
VHF working here."
"The Red Cross depends on volunteers,
and we are trying to build up the communi-
ty to a certain level so that they will be able
to begin an assessment after a hurricane.
Once that is done, we call into the head-
quarters in Nassau to say what is needed.
Then the Red Cross can come in with the
necessary supplies," explained Ms. Glin-
ton. Ms. Johnson is trained in CPR, First
Aid, Rescue and Fire Prevention. Forty-
five people trained here last November and
an additional 89 trained in March of this
year, many of whom were from the Mud.
"During my tenure some of my achieve-
ments have been to establish radio commu-
nication, obtain a vehicle and form all of
the member groups. I am totally motivated
to move even further forward during this
coming year," stated Ms. Johnson.
once the barge began to float, a patch
blew out of a hole in the engine room due,
possibly, to the bouncing of the vessel once
it was afloat. Unfortunately, this aborted
the attempt to finally remove the vessel
Work is now in progress to try to re-
patch this hole which is very difficult to do
due being underneath the engine. August 4
would have been a very good day to float
the barge out to its final resting place as the
weather was calm. But since three- to four-
foot seas were forecast for the next few
days that the next available day for sinking
will be August 13, according to informed
It Pays to
* Pick Up & Delivery
- Messenger Service
The Ferry Dock
All & Immediate Area
out of town
PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE
Located in the
Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh Harbour
eMail: info @ gopheryouabaco.com
Houses and Land - For Rent and For Sale
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
Prime small retail space centrally located in
heart of tourist district in Marsh Harbour 256
sq' ft. sutiable for office space or retail dry
goods only. No food related business. Call
367-3596 for info
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco 400' frontage,
mooring, dock w/lift poles, elevations on 1 +
acre. $950,000 net. Brokers welcome. Ph 970-
Great Guana Cay
* 5 houses for sale, call for details
* 60 lots starting at $125,000 and up
* Ocean lots starting at %575,000
* Hilltop lots starting at $155,000
* Bay lots starting at $375,000
Contact 365-5181 or 367-2719
Man-O-War 8 acres sea to sea, 4 cottages, will
divide. 100 ft. dock, 800 ft water front. Contact
242-357-6700 or 772-321-5613
Marsh Harbour, Cove Estates House 3 bed/
2 /2 bath, also 1 bed/ 1 bath apartment. Call
367-5586 or 367-5354
Scotland Cay, 2 adjoining lots for sale, ocean
beach on private island. Private paved runway
and marina slips available. Each lot 125' on
beach x 260' deep. Call 970-333-1055
Scotland Cay home on private island with paved
runway. 4 building complex on 300' of beach
front. Boats, dock, golf carts, tennis included.
Details at www.summercampabacos.com
Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba
cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock.
Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from
top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea.
Generator, battery and solar powered. Call
508-540-3240 or e-mail jvlvworthington@
Treasure Cay, brand new luxury water front
condos with deep water docks. 1-800-545-0395
BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out
Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free list-
ing. Call 1-800-462-2426
Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Deep Water Dockage * Gas * Diesel * Ice * Bait * Dry Storage
New 10 ton marine forklift
Full service marina * Fiberglass repair * Bottom painting * Bright work * Waxing
Gift Shop * Largest selection of fishing tackle * T-shirts * Souvenirs * Marine Supplies
Freeport Skiffs - 13', 15', 17' Now available, call for information
Yamaha Sales and Service * Factory Trained Technicians
Bayfront Realty Sales & Property Management
Visit our new website: www.htlighthousemarina.com
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or hope-
Marsh Harbour - Regattas condo - upscale
1,150 sq. ft. 2 bed 2 bath beachfront apartment.
Quality built interior, modem, luxury amenities.
$2,800 p/m. Call 367-5046
Sunset Point, Newly renovated one-bed-
room, one bath and two bedroom, two bath
waterfront apartments located at The Village
at Sunset Point, just 10 minutes from down-
town Marsh Harbour. The units are tastefully
furnished, complete with refrigerator, stove,
microwave,washer/dryer, central air, ceiling
fans, swimming pool, cable and water (inclu-
sive), sun deck overlooking the water and very
spacious. Electricity not included. $1300 per
month one bedroom and $2000 per month two
bedroom. Security deposit, first and last months
rent required. Telephone 367-3776
Treasure Cay area 2 bedroom waterfront
cottage with 23' dock slip. $1500 per month
Contact 365-8506, 365-8582
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The Abaconian August 15, 2007
Bahamian Wetlands are disappearing
Wetlands are disappearing at an alarm-
ing rate in The Bahamas, Eric Carey, Ex-
ecutive Director of the Bahamas National
Trust (BNT), has warned.
"Collectively, private citizenry, the
government, the BNT and other non-
government organizations (NGOs) have
to harness our energies towards protect-
ing what is left, not only for wildlife, but
most importantly for people to have qual-
ity of life," he said. He continued that
wetlands are being filled in to accommo-
date rapid development, destroying not
only habitats and wildlife, but also cre-
ating flooding nightmares, especially on
New Providence. "A decision should be
made that there be no more development
on wetlands on this island, and develop-
ments on wetlands on other islands have
to be carefully planned and monitored,"
Mr. Carey said.
Mr. Carey said the Trust is very con-
cerned with expanding existing national
parks in the country, increasing their
numbers and getting more funding.
He praised the government for its do-
nation of $1 million to the Trust. "For
many years our donors have said to us,
'You have to get the government to re-
ally do more.' They see this as a strong
signal sent by government that it supports
the BNT, and we believe this is going to
encourage other persons to give the BNT
funding and resources to do our work,"
Mr. Carey said.
Mr. Glenn Bannister, President of the
BNT, said the national parks are areas
that could become "living classrooms"
for students throughout the country to
learn about wetland resources. It is very
important for us to protect our wetlands
and to teach our children how to protect
them and how to become good stew-
ards of the environment," Mr. Bannister
Ms. Tamica Rahming, Director of
Parks and Science at the BNT, "Presently
there are 25 national parks and when you
look at the scope of The Bahamas that is
not nearly enough, especially in times of
development. We have submitted to the
government new park proposals for Fowl
Cays on Abaco, the San Salvador Nation-
al Park, as well as in New Providence for
the Perpall Tract area."
If you would like your church listed here, call 367-2677
New Vision Ministries I .
Eastern Abaco Region of
The Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Stephen Hale, Circuit Minister
All are welcome
St. Andrews Methodist
Epworth Chapel Dundas Town
Cherokee Sound Sunday Services
Sunday Services 11 a.m & 7 p.m.
11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Office 367-3050
ssion House 366-2249 Manse 367-4647
Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
St. James Methodist
Sunday Services 9:30 & 11
Mission House 366-0400
We exist to:
Reach, Develop, /
Train, Love I
Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night
K For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 * Dtcog@coralwave.com
business service directory
Big Cat Equipment
Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor,
Payloader, Dump Truck
Services: Land clearing, Trenching
Fill, rock and sand
Tel: 242-367-2655 * 367-5250
Cell #: 477-5322 * 359-6839
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Photography is not just about taking a picture
It's about capturing moments
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Marble * Granite * Ceramic
Porcelain * Mud Work * Kitchens
Bathrooms * Entire Home
Sl I: 477-5966
Call the Copier Doctor
We make house calls!
Most brands serviced
We make business quality rubber stamps:
Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps
Self-inking and traditional styles
Prescriptions * Testing
Beauty Supplies * Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 12 Noon
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Trapic l ï¿½uvenirï¿½
Straw Baskets * Shirts * Hats
Casual Wear * Gifts * Souvenirs
Located Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport
Phone 367-2431 * Marsh Harbour
Mon- Sat 7:30 - 5 * Sun 10 - 5
Visa and MasterCard Accepted
Troy P itchard - Technician
q'eest in fPest!!!
SHope Town, Abaco
Your Ad Could
AA and Al Anon
The AA (Alcoholics Anomyous)
group of Marsh Harbour meets Mondays
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Friday
at noon at the Marsh Harbour Commu-
The AlAnon group of Marsh Harbour
meets the third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
each month at the Marsh Harbour Com-
The AA group in Hope Town meets
Monday and Wednesdays and Fridays
at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Library.
The AA group and the A1Anon group
meet in the Treasure Cay Community
Center on Mondays at 7:30 p.m.
Please call 357-6511 for additional
"Turning people into
devout followers of
Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Kids' Korner 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday Interactive Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Prayer Time 12:10 p.m. & 7:30 pm
Friday Youth Night (high school & up) 7:30 p.m.
. Pastors / Leaders
Derek Benjamin * Ted Pearce * David Lowe
Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder
For Directions call 242-367-3324
Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!
LIlEREN S CHURCH AVAILABLE)
LIFE IN THE WORD @ 7:45PM
THE WORD CHRISTIAN
jbusW L ak M]Ly p FRIDAY-SATURDAY: 10AM-6PM
I - - ; -1
By Michelle Mikula
The Abaco Tourist Office will once
agin offer the Bahamahost course to any-
one who would like to enroll. This will
be the only time the course is offered on
Abaco this year.
Dushinka Roberts, Education and Train-
ing Executive at the Abaco Tourist Office,
will facilitate the 28th session on Abaco of
Bahamahost commencing September 3rd
at the Abaco Tourist Office Training Cen-
ter in Marsh Harbour. Over a three-week
period, participants will attend lectured
classes on subject matters of history, ge-
ography, civics, economics, culture, flora,
fauna, places of interests and other topics
that would improve their deliverance of
service to our visitors. The Ministry of
Tourism introduced this program in 1978
to train Bahamians who are employed in
the hospitality industry.
Upon completion of this program with
the required passing grade of 70 percent,
participants are recognized at the ses-
sion's graduation ceremony. Graduates
are awarded with a Bahamahost badge or
decal and a certificate of their achieve-
All interested persons that are 18 and
older and wish to be a part of this Baha-
mahost session are asked to contact Mrs.
Roberts to submit their names and pay
the enrollment fee of $75 to reserve their
August 15, 2007 The Abaconian Page 27 B
Pony has new Abaco home
Nicholodeon, a four-year-old quarter horse/ Welsh pony, arrived on Abaco to take up
residence in his new home, the stables of the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. The blond
pony, which looks more like a horse than a pony, traveled on the Duke of Top Sail at the
beginning of July. He came from Micanopy , Florida. After being put on rope for a few
days for evaluation, Nicholodeon was declared fit to be ridden. He is joining five other
horses which are used by the guests of the resort. Stable Manager, Mrs. Janet Edwards,
is thrilled with her new occupant. "I think he is a wonderful horse, " she commented.
Nicholodeon is shown here with three sisters, who just came back from a ride.
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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
1- Linen. Room Attendant / Presser
5- Housekeeping Room Attendants
1- Snr. Housekeeping Manager
1- Reservation Agent
1- Valet driver (Housekeeping)
1- Maintenance Technician
1- Air-conditioned Refrigeration Assistant
1- Chief Kitchen Steward
4- Kitchen Stewards (Male)
Wanted Staff for Sea Spray Resort
Looking for a very reliable, fun loving and
caring mature lady to baby sit. Five days a
week from 8 am - 6 pm. Serious inquires only.
Must have own transportation. CPR and baby
care knowledge is an asset. Salary will be based
on experience. If you have the right fit, please
call 475-2075 for an interview.
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
Temporary electrical pole with meter can,
breaker panel and outlet. $125
2 antique raised panel pocket doors, need
refinishing $100 each
Ceiling fan, new in box $100 Call 367-1000
For all your vertical and mini-blind needs
contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031.
Sales and Service
Spanish / Math classes
Beginning: September 2007
Thursday: 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Ages: 5-16 (Spanish)
Primary students math (tutoring)
$13 per class
For more information contact 367-4223/
553-7010 or 375-9061 / 366-4432
Home size shredder for garden and yard
clippings, Preferred without engine. Call
95 Ford Contour as is $800. Contact Ms. Smith
367-0197 or 466-5260
25 HP Mercury, long shaft, one year old with
little use, like new. $1500 Call 366-2065 or
BOT &Iy II ! ï¿½ MAINE ITEMS~
B & R I
23' Contender w/ 225 hp Yamaha (600 hrs,
SS prop), dual axle alum. trailer. GPS, VHF,
Stereo/CD. Outriggers and wired for 2 deep
drop reels. Strataglass console enclosure, full
hull cover. $32,000. (no duty pd.) Stored at
Marsh Harbour Boat Yard. Call 239-410-5170
24' Boat (2) 85 HP 2001 Yamahas on bracket,
hydraulic steering, Bimini top. Plenty of room
for fishing or a work boat. $9500 ONO Call
367-3875 nr 150-6990
28' Bertram 1976. Boat is in excellent condi-
tion. Needs motors. $8,000 OBO. Boat in Green
Turtle ship yard. Call 365-4017
33' Newport sloop, 1989, 25 HP Universal
diesel, gas stove, refrigeration, roller furling
jib, hot water, Bimini. DUTY PAID. $18,500
43' Aluminum hull, crawfishing boat, 5000
lb. freezer, Caterpillar 3208, 8KW genera-
tor, stabilizers, A/C, sleeps 7. $35,000 Call
Tourism is offering
The Abaconian's New Web Site
Most Recent Issue * Archive Issues
Maps * Business Listing * Pictures
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
16.5 Wahoo (same as a 15' Whaler but longer)
70 HP Johnson, poling platform, trailer. $4800
OBO Call 367-3875 or 359-6229
20' Grady White with 150 HP Mercury, fully
equipped, suntop anddoger. $13,500 OBO Call
20' Shamrock, cuddy cabin, full Bimini, nicely
equipped including trailer, Ford inboard, gas
miser. DUTY PAID $15,000 Call 367-1000
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
for more information
Page 28 B The Abaconian August 15, 2007
Renovated hilltop re-
treat with 1,892 sq. ft. of
living space, 3 bed-
rooms, and 3 baths.
Shared private dock
Sand access to the beach
just a few steps away.
- I $1,195,000. Ref. PS10621
Well located waterfront
II , 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
SWell equipped fun-
filled family home fea-
turing 5 bedrooms, 5
baths, endless wrap-
. 'around decks, pool,
;'. open pit bbq., and su-
F-perb ocean views.
$1,750,000. Ref. AB 112
Newly built 3 bedroom,
3 bath home hidden
amid lush trees and
vegetation. Enjoy views
of the sea, access to the
Lucayos dock and the
$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
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. PS 10606
S 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
GREAT GUANA CAY M
Delightful 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
style beachfront villa on
0.84 acres. This 5,750
sq. ft. home has 5 bed-
rooms, 4 baths, fully
equipped kitchen, and
3 wrap around porches ,
$2,545,000. Ref TS10581
THE ABACO CLUB
Elegant 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath golf course home
at the Ritz-Carlton man-
;aged Abaco Club at
SWinding Bay offering a
spa, tennis and beach.
$4,495,000. Ref. AS10701
Well built fourplex com-
prising four 2 bedroom, 4
I bath units. Excellent
with great rental income
potential. Just minutes
to the sea.
$460,000. Ref. AS 10751
Seven unit apartment
complex offering four, I
bedroom units and
three, 2 bedroom units.
Central air and partially
furnished. Excellent in-
S$925,000. Ref. AB156
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
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
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
$910,000. Ref AS10719
Superb 10,494 sq. ft.
Property situated within
the growing residential
community of Breezy
Hill. The lot offers great
elevations and poten-
, tial views.
w $132,000. Ref. PSI 0603
BASIN HARBOUR CAY
One-of-a-kind 9 acre
R 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
Gorgeous 15,500 sq ft.
beachfront lot with 75 ft.
of amazing water
frontage, endless ocean
vistas, and views of
White Sound and Sea-
$485,000. Ref. PSI0618
Elevated 1.4 acre pri-
vate island lust off Great
Abaco Island with deep
water and utilities avail-
able nearby on the
mainland. Just 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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