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VOLUME 19 NUMBER 4


FEBRUARY 15th, 2011


Min. Deveaux explains status of new power plant


New transmission lines


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The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, right, held a press confe
Abaco residents on the status of the Bahamas Electricty Corporation situation. The
are being tested. A new transmission line has to be constructed the 11 miles between
Dr. Deveaux assured the group that the line will be completed by May 15 in time to
consumption is high. Listening are Toni Seymour, electrical engineer now at the W
Abaco CIanIr of Commerce, and Administrator for Central Abaco, Cephas Coop


will be completed by May 15
By Timothy Roberts
Apologizing for the "nightmarish expe-
riences suffered in the past," Minister of
the Environment Earl Deveaux assured
- . I residents of Abaco that there "will not be
a shortage of generation once Wilson City
is on line," and, that the Bahamas Electric-
ity Corporation's (BEC) Marsh Harbour
and Sandy Point power plants will be able
to provide additional capacity in the short
term.
During the January 29 press conference,
Dr. Deveaux said that tenders for the de-
sign and construction of the new transmis-
sion line have been completed and that a
scheduled completion date has been set for
May 15, 2011, to have the line in service
before the summer peak.
Responding to the question of why BEC
is just now at this late stage sending the
transmission line job to tender, Dr. De-
veaux said that "BEC's management with
respect to Wilson City and to a lesser de-
gree at Hatchet Bay (Eleuthera) Plant has
failed miserably with respect to forward
rence in Marsh Harbour on January 29 to inform planning in that regard. They have had sig-
generators at the new power plant at Wilson City nificant issues with MAN Diesel that are
that plant and the present plant in Murphy Town. ongoing. These together have created the


Sbe in service for the summer season when power
'ilson City plant, Michael Albury, President of the
per.


Please see Deveaux Page 5


DPM Symonette toured

administration building


Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette, right, toured the administration
building under construction in Dundas Town. Construction began in October 2009,
and it is expected to be completed later this year. Most government offices will move
to the new complex. O'Neil Moss, Project Manager with the Woslee Construction
Company, is explaining where the various departments will be located. Listening are
Jack Thompson, Director of Immigration, and Administrator Cephas Cooper and Mr.




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opened Min. Deveaux


The Bahamas National Trust held its second Art for the Parks Show at Abaco Beach
Resort on January 28-30. The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, third from right, officially
opened the show during a ceremony held the first night. Joining him were Eric Carey,
Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), the Hon. Brent Symonette,
Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director of the BNT, Mannie Alexiou, owner of Abaco
Beach Resort, and David Knowles, Abaco's chief park warden.


By Jennifer Hudson
Thirty-six Bahamian artists and arti-
sans came together at the Abaco Beach
Resort from January 28-30 to provide a
celebration of art in support of the six
national parks of Abaco. The Bahamas
National Trust hosted the Art For The
Parks Abaco Festival in partnership with
the Abaco Beach Resort.
During the special gala opening on
the first evening, Manny Alexiou of


the Abaco Beach Resort, welcomed the
Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent
Symonette; Minister of the Environ-
ment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux; and
other dignitaries and guests stating, "The
Abaco Beach Resort is a strong supporter
of the goals and efforts of the Bahamas
National Trust in protecting our wildlife

Please see Art Show Page 6


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Min. Deveaux explains BEC's progress


Statement by the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux
Minister of the Environment
January 27, 2011
I wish to provide an update to BEC's
Abaco customers on the status of genera-
tion and the plans going forward to address
the peak demand period for the summer.
I apologize to all BEC Abaco customers
for the nightmarish experiences suffered in
the past including the recent nuisances over
the past few weeks. Like you, we are dis-
appointed in the performance of BEC and
its reliability.
By way of background, the Wilson City
plant is intended to provide power sup-
ply to Abaco for the next several decades.
The location and type of plant has been the


cause of much controversy including a Ju-
dicial Review. In all material circumstanc-
es, BEC and the Government have sought
to serve the residents of Abaco.
I am satisfied that all of the socially and
economically harmful and disappointing
experiences have focused BEC's manage-
ment and its contractors to greater vigi-
lance to restore the trust of its customers,
especially here in Abaco.
The current situation
There are 4 X 12 MW generators at
Wilson City.
On previous occasions and as part of the
testing, all of Abaco (with the exception of
Moore's Island which is remote) was sup-
plied from the Wilson City plant. Testing


was also carried out with the Wilson City
and Marsh Harbour plants, inter-connected
via the transmission/distribution grid. The
tests were successfully completed. BEC
has not been totally satisfied with perfor-
mance of the control systems at the plant.
Man Diesel was tasked to correct the prob-
lems and investigate thoroughly other po-
tential problems.
Units 1 and 4 at Wilson City are at the
final stages of the Reliability Testing. They
are presently off line for the contractors,
Man Diesel, to correct "control related is-
sues" and other defects.
Man Diesel is completing its review of
corrective action for units 1 and 4, and
they are scheduled to be put back on line
on Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Units 2 and 3 are scheduled to com-
mence their Reliability Runs thereafter.
All of the power in Abaco is therefore
presently being supplied from Marsh Har-
bour. The capacity of the existing trans-
mission line from Wilson City is 14 to 16
MW. The peak load in Abaco at present is
11MW.
BEC's Board has authorized a tender for
the completion of an upgraded Transmission


line from Wilson City to Marsh Harbour.
A tender document for the design and
construction of the new transmission line
has been completed. A scheduled completion
date has been set for May 15, 2011, to have
the line in service before the summer peak.
Consideration will be given for direct
invitations for the design and construction
of the new power line so as to expedite
completion.
The new line will be constructed at 69
kV but initially operated at 34.5 kV. The
capacity will be approximately 60 MW so
as to accommodate future growth.
Back Up Plan
During the necessary transition period,
generation at Marsh Harbour and Sandy
Point can complement the generation at
Wilson City, should the need arise.
I wish to assure residents that there will
not be a shortage of generation once Wilson
City is on line and, should the need arise,
Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point can pro-
vide additional capacity in the short term.
None of the generation plant presently
in Abaco will be moved until the supply is
stable, reliable and trouble free.


The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, center, toured the new power plant at Wilson City during
his visit to Abaco on January 27. Toni Seymour, an electrical engineer who works at
the new plant, took him on the tour along with Administrator Cephas Cooper. Each of
the four new generators can produce 12 MW of power and are in the testing phase now.
However, the transmission line between the new plant and the current plant in Murphy
Town can carry only 14-16 MW of power, not nearly enough when the late spring and
summer power consumption is high.


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February 15, 2011


The Abaconian


Section A


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











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4273
SUMMER WINDS - LUXURY BEACHFRONT HOME in
DorrosCove3b/2b,newyreinovated,tast.u4ydecoraed.
Dock slp with lift at Tahiti Beach. US$1,250,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN 1 ELBOW CAY #5288
OCEAN VIEW - Redecorated & spacious 4/4 with
pool on stunning beach in prime location. Dock
option. Moments from the village. US$ 1,985,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #4963
NORTH STAR -WATERFRONT Island style 2 bed 2
bath homewith breezeway connection,very private,
shaded decks, steps to beach. US$ 1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


H-OPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #---
FOUR WINDS - 3b/ 3b on the Sea of Abaco
with deepwater dock, 2+ acres of private
grounds, many upgrades. B$1,600,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #3125
SIROCCO - OCEANFRONT 4 bedroom
3 bath home. 112 acre on North End.
Dock access close by. US$1,200,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5234 HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5835
CLIFFORDSAWYERHOUsE-Thisrenovated3bed2 FRESCA - Large spacious 4 b, 3 1/2 b.
bathhomeintheheartofHopeTown.Fbolgreatdecls, covered deck overlooks pool. A short
outsideshower&detachedefficiency.$950,000. ride to Hope Town. US$795,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


AERIE -OCEANVIEWS Whywait? Buyyour island
getaway, 3 bed cottage nestled in the duneseasy beach
accessdock slip,great rental history US$695,00.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5031
HARBOUR HILL- 100ftof beachfrontatthe entrance
of HopeTown harbour with unobstructed views of
the lighthouse.Houseplans included. US$495,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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UPPERDECK Threestorey3 bed3 bathseaview home. TREEHOUSE - Newly built 3b/ 2b with carriage
Imrraculae condition Spadous&famVilyfriendl Separate house Phenomenal elevation; panoramic views.Shared
entrancedownstairsperfectforguests. US$650,000. dock Listng below replaementcost US$595,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #2291
HONEYMOON COTTAGE - Adorable 2/2
cottage in the heart of Hope Town 50 paces
from beautiful sandy beach. US$495,000.
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CLOUD NINE - 2 bed/2 bath home in the quiet
neighbourhood of the North End of Elbow Cay.
Close to dockage. Good rental. US$485,000.
Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


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











HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY #5699
LIL HOPE - 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage
across from the Mission House.Walk to shops
& restaurants, good rental. US$450,000.
Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.com


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


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


LUJJBBEISK QUAKlIlKS 4#416
SUMMIT- IMPRESS YOUR GUESTS when you entertain
in this spacious, well-appointed home with 360
degree views. Deeded dock slip. US$690,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


GETAWAY -ABACO OCEAN CLUB Cozy I bed I
bath cottage with A/C on the water- Community
dock. Extra lot available. $349,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


LUBBERS QUARTERS
SUNSET VIEW - 2 bed I bath b
cottage nestled in the trees v
deck and private boat basin. $
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FLIP FLOPS Owner says sell!
acre of beachfront privacy, 20(
dock. Cozy I bed I bath cottage.$
Lau rie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.


HOPE TOWN I ELBOW CAY
#5029 Big Rock Hill - One acre oceanfront, 140' on theAtlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan
#2969 Big Point - Lot I I - 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$450,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5842 Big Point Rock - NEW LISTING - 2.2 acres; one block off sandy beachvery good
elevation. Priced to sell: US$475,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5404 Heron View - North End lot with Sea ofAbaco views protected by restrictive
covenants, 18,000 sq.ft. Lot: US$216,000. Dock Slip: US$50,000. Kerry Sullivan
#5409 #5753 HopeTown Point Lot 70A - 1,350 sq.ft. on the north end. B$165,000. Kerry Sullivan
eachfront #5754 Hope Town Point Lot 70B - NEW LISTING -12,640 sq. ft. on the north end. Build
/ith large up for views of the Atlantic. Beach across the street. B$185,000.Kerry Sullivan
450,000. #4313 New Settlement - Hillside lots w/ underground utilities and concrete roads in quiet
corn residential community. Access to beach. Starting at: $140,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4825 North End - Lot 5 1a - Ocean View, 10,042 sq.ft. $185,000. Jane Patterson
#5236 North End - Lot 51 b - Ocean View, 12,351 sq.ft. $195,000. Jane Patterson

#3207 Seagrape -White Sound - Oceanfront building site, excellent elevation, 101 ft.
on the Atlantic, near public dock. $375,000. Kerry Sullivan
#4395 Shepherd Needle Hill - 3.7 acres, 140' on deep water coastline, views of the Atlantic
Ocean, Sea of Abaco, &Tahiti Beach. US$995,000. Kerry Sullivan.
LUBBERS QUARTERS
#4940 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 - Steps to water, dockage available. $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4433 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot Stunning views. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#1851 #3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately I 1,450 sq.ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
Over I #4606 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE- dockage. $119,900. Laurie Schreiner
0' private #4713 North End Lots 2 & 4 - Beachfront. $180,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
.325,000. #4714 Interior Lots - 14,295 sq.ft. $59,500 - $62,000 each. Laurie Schreiner
corn #5921 LoA - NEW LISTING -18,985 sq.f waterfront lot.$250,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5922 Lot B - NEW LISTING - 17,545 sq.ft water view lot. $130,000. Laurie Schreiner


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Tilloo Cay
Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, o.5 bathrooms
throughout three luxurious villas. Other features include a fully equipped dock in a
protected cove, a day dock, beach, pool, jacuzzi hot tub and unsurpassed views of
the Sea of Abaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by.
$4,980,000 - Ref#7162
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Day Break
Man-O-War - 3 bed/3 bath home on
double oceanfront lot. Exquisite views
of the Atlantic Ocean. Wrap around
porch and 150' of rocky shoreline.
$1,0000,0 - Ref#7205


Ili.n-U-vIari C.
Bahamian style hilltop home on large
plot offering views of the protected creel
and Sea of Abaco. Includes boat house
and private dock.
$1,100,000 - Ref#7365


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Marsh Harbour - 4 bed/2.5 bath hilltop
sanctuary. This 1.4 acre treasure features
a pool, 4,250 sq.ft. residence and land-
scaped grounds.
$1,200,000 - Ref#7364

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Great Sale Cay
370 acre parcel stretching from sea to
sea. Includes protected Tom Johnson
Harbour. Great location for eco-resort,
bonefishing or island exploration.
$9,900,000 - Ref#0320









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


Marsh Harbour - 2 bed/2.5 bath, 2,400
sq.ft. waterfront home on a 12,250 sq.ft.
lot. Lovely views of the sea. Quiet
neighborhood.
$1,2000,0 - Ref#6965


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


Casurina Point Treasure Cay
3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area. 1,624 2 bed/2 bath condo within the prestigious
sq.ft. of air conditioned living space resort community of Treasure Cay. Fea-
located across from the canal. Well tures lovely harbour views manicured
designed and fully furnished, grounds and close to all amenities.
$240,000 - Ref#7344 $275,000 -Ref#7195


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Lubbers Quarters
9 acre sea to sea property comprising 3
bed/3 bath residence and 1 bed/I bath
cottage. Property has large dock. Great
possibilities.
$1,980,000 - Ref#7167


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Oceanfront lot in the heart of the settle-
ment with beautiful beach and snorkel-
ing reef. Steps away from all of Hope
Town's amenities.
$495,000 - Ref#7095


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


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


Lubbers Quarters
4.5 acres spanning sea to sea with rocky
shoreline and beaches. A smaller water-
front portion is also available. Site is per-
fect for single or multi family use.
$795,000 - Ref#6454









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


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


Juana t lay
Oceanfront living! Charming3bed/3bath
furnished cottage on Guana Cay's Dolphin
Beach. Quiet community but close to all
the action on Guana. Great rental history.
$775,000- Ref#7310









measure Cay
2 bed/2 bath unique villa close to the
beach in prestigious Treasure Cay. This
villa is offered fully furnished and com-
mands views of the beach.
$449,500 - Ref#7247
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Elevated lot with incredible views of the
protected harbour
$149,000 Ref#7500
Awesome lot with views and completed
foundation $110,000 Ref# 7176
VACANT LAND/ HOMES


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


Guana Sea Side Village - 3,080 sq.ft. Beach access steps away. $55,000
Bahama Coral Island - 10,000 sq.ft. slightly elevated. $18,000
Bahama Palm Shores - Residential lots available. From $32,500
Yellowwood - Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500
Bahama Coral Island - 3 lots 9,000 sq. ft. each, 30+ ft. elevation. $25,000 Each
Sunrise Bay - 9,750 sq.ft. lot with partial marina & sea views. $230,500


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


Schooner Bay - Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot $365,000
Sand Banks Creek - 1 2 acres. 64' of rocky shoreline. $75,000
Lubbers Quarters - Waterfront lot, 100 x 200. $199,500
Little Abaco - Waterfront lot 0.711 acres with power. $20,000
Long Beach - 1/4 acre lots in quiet community. From $45,000
Sweetings Village - 9,000 sq.ft. vacant lot. $55,000


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Summerwind Lubbers Quarters
Guana Cay - 2 bed/2 bath cottage situ- 1+ acres lot with over 120' ofwater-
ated in Guana Sea Side Village. Access front on the Sea of Abaco. Great oppor-
to the Sea of Abaco and only steps from tunity for investment or future building.
the ocean. Deep water in front.
$249,900 - Ref#7196 $250,000 - Ref#6671

Hope Town -Oceanfront lot 55' of beach. $650,000
Dundas Town - 9,000 sq.ft, lot on Christie Street. $40,000
Murphy Town - Residential lots. Financing available. From $45,000
Little Harbour - 12,399 sq.ft lot with views. $110,000
Sunrise Bay- Large elevated, graded lot with views of the Sea $298,000


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Lee Pinder Pleasants Higgs Mailin Sands Shirley Carroll Mike Lightboum
Cherokee Sound Hope Town Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay President
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February 15, 2011


The Abaconian


Section A


Deveaux From Page 7

problems we are experiencing here."
Dr. Deveaux said they addressing it by
placing a senior team on the ground at Wil-
son City and at Hatchet Bay adding that the
Board has now gotten involved. He assured
residents that the disastrous economic con-
sequences Abaco experienced last year will
not be repeated.
The tenders that are soon to go out will
be Design to Build contracts that the gov-
ernment will send to the companies they
know are capable of doing the job. When
the $4 million contract is awarded, the
company will have six weeks to complete
the job; the anticipated date for completion
is expected to be May 15.
MAN Diesel is currently working to
resolve problems with the control systems
at Wilson City. The current issue occurs
when trying to synchronize the two power
plants to run in tandem.
Those attending the press conference
expressed concerns, especially regarding
the peak demand months of June through
August. Michael Albury, owner of Conch
Inn Hotel and Marina, said that he and oth-
ers had already seen cancellations as many
visitors are not confident that the power
supply on the island has stabilized.


Dr. Deveaux said that people are mak-
ing booking decisions to come to Abaco.
"Their decision will be affected by the
credibility of BEC. What I said today is
intended to give you confidence that BEC
will address the problems so that the
economy will not be affected by someone
guessing whether or not they will have air
conditioning. I am saying they will have
air conditioning in Abaco."
Dr. Deveaux, addressing communica-
tion issues between BEC and the public,
said that any of the managers of BEC are
able to advise anyone of whatever technical
issues BEC is experiencing and how they
are addressing it. "That kind of communi-
cation will help us all," he said.
Concerns were raised regarding the
placement of the power lines as it may lead
to future problems with the road reserva-
tion if expansion to a dual carriageway be-
comes necessary. Dr. Deveaux agreed that
it is an issue that needs to be addressed.
The capacity of the existing transmis-
sion line from Wilson City is 14 to 16 MW
while the peak load on Abaco at present,
early February, is 11 MW. Dr. Deveaux
said the new line will be constructed at 69
kV but initially operated at 34.5 kV. Also
the capacity will be approximately 60 MW
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Art Show included many forms of art


Art Show From Page 1
especially through the formation and pres-
ervation of land and sea parks." He spoke
of the negative effects of overfishing and
stated, "We believe that the expansion of
the park system that has taken place and
the creation of even more parks are essen-
tial to protect The Bahamas wildlife and to
ensure our economic well-being.
Mr. Alexiou explained that The Baha-
mas has been placed in an ideal geographic
location and blessed with beautiful waters
and a pristine environment. It is now up to
us as Bahamians with the help of organiza-
tions such as the Bahamas National Trust,
Friends of The Environment and other


such organizations as well as government
to ensure that we not only preserve but
even enhance and restore all that was given
to us." He concluded by stressing how the
economic vision and well-being of all Ba-
hamians is tied in this vision. He believes it
will be one of the most distinguishing fac-
tors that can differentiate us in the future as
a unique destination enabling us to attract
high quality tourism over quantity. It will,
however, need to be part of an overall pol-
icy educating Bahamians, preserving our
culture, curing social ills that threaten our
society with a strong government policy
defining where The Bahamas wishes to be
in five to 10 years from now.
Bahamas National Trust Executive Di-


The Art for the Parks show encouraged children to be involved in art. A mural already
sketched with the picture was set up so children could each paint a small section. For a
small fee each child could paint for 20 minutes. Adults supervised the work. It is expected
that the mural will be displayed in a public place in the future.


rector, Eric Carey, stated that in addition
to the six national parks already on Abaco,
seven more are under serious consider-
ation. "Our country is facing severe times
and we must look at conservation serious-
ly," he warned. He asked people to visit
the BNT members booth and join the Trust
as membership is its lifeblood and also
encouraged them to visit the shark booth
to learn about the shark conservation cam-
paign and sign the petition.
Dr. Deveaux highlighted Abaco's bio-
diversity saying that it is one of the most
diverse islands in The Bahamas and ap-
plauded the contribution this island makes
to supporting the parks on Abaco. He com-
mended the BNT on its amendment to the
Forestry Act and the Memorandum of Un-
derstanding it has developed with the gov-
ernment. This Act will allow BNT
officers to become forestry officers.
Dr. Deveaux then declared the art
show open.
A wonderfully diverse display of
talent was on display under the mar-
quee and was enjoyed by the large
number of people who attended the
show. The artists were pleased with
the many sales they made, 10 per-
cent of which went to support the
BNT. Lyn Gape, Deputy Executive
Director of the Bahamas National
Trust, was thrilled with the support
for this second year of Art for the
Parks on Abaco. "There are more .:
artists exhibiting and there has been
more community support this year,"
she enthused. "The BNT is indebted Reb
to the Abaco community and also to offe,
the great show committee." ,//


Artists from Abaco, Grand Bahama and
Nassau displayed a large and varied selec-
tion of original art work which included
oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolours,
painting on silk and encaustic waxing
which is the oldest medium in painting,
and sculpture. In addition to the paintings,
crafts on display included hand-turned
wood products, jewellery and fabric art.
It would be impossible to write about
each of the artists so I will mention a few
who were exhibiting for the first time.
Eleven-yea- old Rebeckah Higgs, a student
at Agape Christian School, and ten-year-
old Branden Sands, a student at Cherokee
Primary School, were the two youngest

Please see Art Show Page 7


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Art show will benefit Abaco's six national parks


Art Show From Page 6

exhibitors. Rebecca displayed a variety of
landscapes and seascapes she had painted
in oil and was thrilled to sell every one
of them. Brendan displayed some delicate
fish paintings done in pencil, ink and wa-
tercolour. He declined all offers to buy his
art work.
David Lowe, well known as the owner
of the Tile Place in the Abaco Shopping
Centre, made his debut at this show with
a variety of ceramic tile pictures. He came
up with the idea and began dabbling in mo-
saic tile pictures about two years ago and
has just had the courage to begin showing.
His stunning anchor peace depicting a huge
rolling wave sold very quickly on the first
night much to his delight as also did his
picture of a large poinciana tree with vi-


brant red glass petals.
Paulette Mortimer was a first timer from
Nassau who came to Abaco to show this
year since she had heard such good reports
from artists who were here last year. Pau-
lette is actually a fine art photographer and
had some of her photography on display
including black and white infrared pho-
tography. She also exhibited a variety of
tiles suitable for coasters and backsplashes
which she had painted using the encaustic
waxing method.
A large number of imaginatively deco-
rated stools and chairs were on display in
a silent auction entitled "Take a seat for
conservation." The chairs and stools were
painted by participating artists and provid-
ed guests with the opportunity to bid on
works of art with a practical use while sup-
porting the national parks on Abaco.


In addition to the art, which was the
focal point of the event, family activities
were provided for children on Saturday
and Sunday. Young people participated in
a mural painting activity providing them
with the opportunity to highlight the beauty
of the Abaco environment and there was
a children's craft section where young
people could create their own projects.
An Abaco Rotary Club sidewalk art event,
organized by Jo-Ann Bradley, took place
on Saturday in which more than 30 young
people participated, creating some artistic
works on the sidewalk with chalk.
A special food court on Saturday and
Sunday provided a chance for guests to
sample food from countries such as Ger-
many, Italy and Japan in addition to tra-
ditional Bahamian food.
The BNT was on hand to talk about
its future plans for the national parks on
Abaco with Brian Kakuk showing one
of his spectacular videos on cave div-
ing. The BNT in partnership with PEW
Environmental Trust distributed infor-
mation sheets entitled Sharks; Key to
Healthy Oceans. They want to get the
message out that shark populations are in
trouble globally. The high diversity and
abundance of sharks provide a valuable
asset to the Bahamian economy, yet the
Bahamas doesn't have any shark specific
regulations. Not only do healthy shark
populations maintain balance in marine
ecosystems but in addition many divers
and film crews visit the Bahamas, known
as the shark diving capital of the world,
to see a shark in the wild and consequent-
ly contribute tens of millions of dollars
to the Bahamian economy every year.
The objective of the shark campaign is


to amend the Fisheries Resources Act to
include various shark specific protections.
The second Art for The Parks of Abaco
was a great success all around. Kim Rob-
erts, artist and one of the local organizers,
stated that they had been overwhelmed with
the response to Art for the Parks and were
delighted to have such a diverse group of
talent under one roof. The artists felt that
the customers were a very informed group
and very receptive to their work. People
were impressed with the variety of work
displayed and felt that the BNT had done
an excellent job of organising the marquee
to best showcase the artists' work.


Another child with talent is Branden Sands,
who showed several fish done in pencil, ink
and watercolour. He declined all offers to
sell his work, even one for $200.


David Lowe was a new artist displaying his work, pictures made entirely ofpieces of tile.
Mr. Lowe is the owner of The Tile Place in Marsh Harbour and has seen his business
decline with the bad economy. This gave him time to work with the broken tile from his
shop to create spectacular murals that were popular with the people at the Art Show. This
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The Abaconian February 15, 2011


The Editor


Update on the

Airport terminal
Last fall preliminary airport terminal
plans were hastily shown to a small group
here, then taken to Freeport for the archi-
tect to finalize two days later. While here
they were photographed for scrutiny by
two Chamber of Commerce directors and
a list of 25 - 30 suggestions was sent to the
Minister responsible for the project.
After mumbling about the project be-
ing delayed as a result of the changes the
Chamber felt necessary, government ac-
cepted the delay and approved many of the
suggestions. New plans were drawn and
presented by the Minister and the architect
at another public meeting here. As a re-
sult, the plans have been further amended,
and we are told the final building will be
something that Abaco can be proud of. We
hope so.
It is probable that tenders are expected
to go to qualified contractors by the end
of February. Contractors will review the
plans, submit their bids for government's
review and acceptance. The winning con-
tractor will then mobilize and begin con-
struction possibly in mid-April.

Cherokee

Beach access
A footpath served Cherokee residents
well for many years giving them access
to the beach at Winding Bay. In the mid-
1980s the road to Cherokee was built,
giving residents there access to the rest of
Abaco by road and a reason to own a mo-
tor vehicle. The Crown Land beach path
expanded into a two-rut road allowing ve-
hicles to get within 200 feet of the beach.
Although not used extensively, it was an
accepted part of the unofficial Cherokee
recreational system utilizing vacant Crown
Land and a public beach.
Subsequently, developer Peter deSa-
vory acquired much of the privately-owned
land on Winding Bay along with parcels
of Crown Land. Cherokee residents fought
for and succeeded in retaining its beach ac-
cess road in the midst of the development.


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Recently, the developers constructed a
paved roadway entirely within the resort
for carts to travel the length of the Ritz-
Carleton resort property without using the
Cherokee public road. By necessity, this
new Ritz-Carlton road crosses the public's
beach access road, creating a possible traf-
fic conflict. The resort solved the potential
conflict by blocking the public right-of-
way to vehicular traffic but provided ac-
cess for pedestrians who must now walk
an additional 400 feet to reach the beach.
This change in beach access was not
done secretly or arbitrarily as plans were
submitted to and approved by South Aba-
co's Town Planning Board.
We have seen a petition in Cherokee
against this road closure and understand
a similar petition is being circulated in
Little Harbour. Although the blocked ac-
cess seems to be well intended by the de-
veloper, it has not sat well with Cherokee
residents. Although they may use the road
infrequently, they are not prepared to lose
their access rights given for many years of
use on government land.
Stay tuned - we don't think this is over.

Properties excluded

from Batelco sale
Documents were tabled by the Prime
Minister in the House of Assembly on Feb-
ruary 8 relating to the pending sale of 51
percent of BTC, government's telecommu-
nication company, to Cable and Wireless.
Included in the 30 pages of agreements,
conditions and other items relative to the
sale of the last government-owned phone
system in the Caribbean were several
pieces of property specifically excluded in
the sale. This includes 5.9 acres in Marsh
Harbour and 5,000 square feet in Cooper's
Town.
What happens to the land under the BTC
offices in our other towns, Sandy Point,
Cherokee and the others. Do all of those
facilities go to Cable and Wireless or are
they retained as they are on grand-fathered
Crown Land having been there for time
without dispute and without normal docu-
ments.
The present Hope Town School was
built in 1895 and its telegraph station dates
to 1920, 25years later. Either institution's
superiors would spend a long time look-
ing for land documents. This situation
would not be unique to Abaco but would
be similar on other Bahamian islands. It
is quite common for a school, post office,
BTC station or other government facility to
share the same property.
How are these properties affected by
this sale of the BTC assets?

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connect the Wilson City generating plant
with the existing plant on the S.C. Bootle
Highway by May 15. (See page 1 of this
section) Completion by this date will give
us reliable power from the new plant for
our summer peak load expected to be 23 -
25 Mw. This connection to the old plant is
necessary as all power on Abaco radiates
from the Marsh Harbour location.
Our information indicates that the pres-
ent line between the two locations can carry
9 or 10 Mw of power on a consistent basis.
Twelve to 14 Mw might be possible for
short periods. However, like an inadequate
extension cord for Christmas tree lights,
overloading the present wires causes them
to overheat and sag excessively. Addition-
ally, hot wires create resistance, causing a
voltage drop at the far end. Bigger wires
are required to carry more electricity.
Tender documents have just been re-
leased for qualified contractors to bid on.
Apparently, BEC is asking for a double
line of poles on a new right-of-way be-
tween the old plant and the Wilson City
turn-off. Those interested in bidding must
design the system, get the necessary gov-
ernment approvals including an EIA study
and the BEST Commission's approval.
When approved, the contractor can begin
ordering the materials, clear the right-of-
way and begin construction. Underground
engineering may be required to get the new
line past the airport which would not allow
tall poles.
The May date does not seem realistic
when the various time-lines in the tender
documents are examined and consider-
ation is given to the lead times required for
the materials. It is doubtful that a Baha-
mian contractor is either qualified, has the
equipment or the finances to bid on this.
The new transmission line is not re-
quired to get us through the summer peak.
The new plant can easily supply 10 Mw
reliably on the existing wires, perhaps a bit
more, leaving the old plant to furnish 15
Mw. The old plant has a capacity of about
25 Mw when everything works, so asking
for 15Mw is reasonable. Using the May
15 date as a target, BEC has about four
months to get 15 Mw reliably out of the 17
generators at the old plant.
Since most of the existing generators
will end up at other Bahamian locations,
overhauling them now should be a priority.
It is not likely that the new transmission


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line can be ready by May 15. We have no
reports of extensive work being done on
the generators at the old plant.

Junior Local

Government Council
Last fall the Ministry of Local Govern-
ment began a pilot program in six high
schools to expose and teach students about
leadership roles in their school and their
community. Abaco Central High School
was the only school on Abaco selected to
participate.
Elections were held for the 10, 11 and
12 grade students who choose nine mem-
bers to serve on a Junior Local Govern-
ment Council. The Department of Educa-
tion gave them an eight-week civics course,
followed by the formation of a functional
council of nine students.
Goals included the fostering of com-
munity activists among the youth and to
spread awareness of local matters impact-
ing youth. According to the by-laws , "The
views, opinions and positions of the youth
are not to be manipulated ..."
A short article appeared in the last Ab-
aconian by one of the Junior Local Gov-
ernment Councillors that was somewhat
critical of existing educational elements.
Apparently, this caused a ruckus among
teachers, the school administration, the
Department of Education, the teacher's
union and others within the system. We are
not aware of anyone outside the established
system being concerned.
Those adults involved either directly or
peripherally were careful not to reprimand
the student who wrote the article. How-
ever, enough commotion was created so
that student and all the others on the Junior
Council will not state their opinion again as
it is too dangerous.
It is interesting that the system as de-
signed and presented in the by-laws manual
makes no reference to adult supervision
by anyone in the educational system. All
reference pertains to the Ministry of Lo-
cal Government. Granted that they are
students in the school, but they have been
asked to think and operate independently
of the school. Apparently they are to oper-
ate independently - as long as the school
approves. At what age or grade level is
freedom of speech allowed or encouraged?









Min. Deveaux views problems at the landfill


By Timothy Roberts
During a visit to Abaco on January 28,
Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr.
Earl Deveaux, visited the landfill south of
Spring City to get a firsthand view of the
site with the view to addressing the many
problems that have been reported.
Dr. Deveaux said, "Starting from the
gate, the weigh bridge isn't working. As
I look around, the reprocessing line is not
working as was intended. And we have to
fix what I understand is a drainage prob-
lem in the current cell where, instead of


Beach access
is restricted
Dear Editor,
Well, another playground bully is trying
to flex its muscles against an unsuspecting
and generally passive public.
The vehicular public access road, which
turns off the Cherokee road and goes to
the beach at Winding Bay, is at this very
moment being closed to vehicle access. By
what legal right does Winding Bay/Ritz-
Carlton feel they can take away my/our/
the Bahamian people's road?
This has been a public road for more
than a hundred years and in the early stag-
es of developing the Winding Bay project,
they understood and respected these rights,
so much so that they altered the golf course
layout in order to not infringe on the access
road.


rock to accommodate drainage, fill was
used and so the drains are clogged."
He added, "Coupled with that, we had
the issue with the waste coming from the
cays that had not been provided for in the
budget. And we have the ongoing fire in the
Construction and Debris (C&D) section."
Dr. Deveaux said, "The most immedi-
ate and urgent problem is to rehabilitate the
current site so that it drains properly and
so they can accommodate the daily volume
of garbage as well as addressing this fire."
He noted that Abaco's huge demand for


Alas, a few years have now passed, and
they must feel comfortable enough to at-
tempt taking our public road---
Well, I say not---
The Winding Bay people have tried to
explain their actions by saying that they
have the good graces of the local govern-
ment in Cherokee but that is not the case.
I have been told by members of the Chero-
kee local government that the Winging Bay
people said they were going to widen the
road and make it better.
Apparently, part and parcel with the
road closure Winding Bay is construct-
ing "public" restroom facilities on their
property near the access road entrance and
in some weird way this is supposed to be
compensation for taking away the vehicle
access road to the beach. But the strange

Please see Letters Page 19


construction grade fill could work hand-
in-hand with the landfill's need for a new
cell. Going forward they will meet with the
people who need fill and work with them to
construct a new cell.
In addressing the fire, Dr. Deveaux feels
there is sufficient equipment and material
already on hand at the landfill. "But what
we appear to be missing is a competent su-
pervisor to deal with any unforeseen haz-
ards." Government will identify a person
as early as the first week in February and
secure funding so that they can doze, douse,
extinguish the fire and then cover it so that
the C&D section can function properly.
"I think the fire started because there
was decomposition of waste material.
C&D and combustible material put in the
C&D that shouldn't have gone there.


"I believe my trip has given me an ap-
preciation for the problem, coupled with
the reports, so we can accommodate the
funding where it is necessary," Dr. De-
veaux said. He noted that it was important
that they provide for oversight to address
the problems.
Thomasina Wilson, landfill expert with
the Department of Environmental Health,
visited the landfill in response to concerns
about the malfunctioning leachate pond,
the compromised cell and the need for ac-
commodating an additional cell.
Dr. Deveaux said that it does not appear
that any of the problems are particularly
expensive to remedy and that in many in-
stances it appears they were simply missed
from consideration in the last budget.


Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, second from right, was upset
with the condition of the landfill. He feels that the problems can be corrected. Now that
he has seen the situation, he will take the necessary steps to get the landfill functioning
properly. He is shown with Revie Fox, the person holding the contract for maintaining
the landfill, Colon Curry, i, rpi.cuily the Central Abaco District Council, and Adminis-
trator Cephas Cooper.


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for locals giving them beach access. The problem is that the new road is a couple of feet
higher than the beach access road, prohibumng most vehicles from using the beach road.



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February 15, 2011


Central Abaco News

Walk raises money homeowners as well as full time residents. to wear on the walk. Pink wigs are a fun to support the event. Since the employees
Registration fee for the walk was $10 item which can still be purchased for $15 were working and thus could not go on the
for cancer victims and all monies collected from registration from the Cancer Society Thrift Shop near walk, they decorated the store windows
By Jennifer Hudson plus the sale of promotional items was the airport roundabout, open on Saturdays with large pink bows.
By 9 a.m. on February 5 Don MacKay donated to the Abaco Cancer Society to from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of the walkers seemed to have a
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour between the assist persons suffering from any type of The route was lined with attractive great time and enjoyed the exercise while
Anglican Parish Hall and the Capt. Sher- cancer, not just breast cancer. Sixty sup- pink signs bearing inspirational words and being able to contribute to assisting cancer
win Archer Airport Roundabout was a porters also walked on Man-O-War Cay. phrases which had been placed there by patients of Abaco. Many who were not ac-
sea of pink. Two hundred fifty registered The pink T shirts were so popular that the students of Forest Heights Academy to tually on the walk but wanted to show their
walkers sporting pink T shirts (and a few supplies ran out. Another big hit was the spur the walkers on. Home Fabrics, which support passed money out of car windows
blue for the men) covered the three miles pink wigs which added to the fun of the is located opposite the Anglican Hall
to the roundabout and back to the Parish occasion as many people purchased them where the walkers registered, did its part Please see Central Page 11
Hall to raise funds for cancer patients.
Leah Pinder, organizer of the walk, said
that there was great support from secondand















Pink wigs were very popular. Here are two
girls enjoying a drink at one of the stops
along the route from the Anglican Parish About 250 walkers registered to walk in an event to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society n additional 60 walkers supported
Hall to the airport roundabout and back to the effort in Man-O-War. Entry fees along with sales of pink T shirts and pink wigs will all go to Abaco residents who have cancer. It
the church hall. assists with airfare and chemo treatments for needy patients.



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Central From Page 10
to the volunteers at the water stations.
Leah Pinder thanks all of the people who
walked, her great team of helpers and the
many sponsors and financial donors. "We
raised good money and it was a great suc-
cess," she stated. "Next year additional
activities will be organized for people who
would like to support the cause but are un-
able to do the three-mile walk. The T shirts
will also be different to keep things inter-
esting," stated Mrs. Pinder.
Registry now open for
voter's registration
By Samantha V. Evans
Evening registration of voters began on
January 25th at the Dundas Town Burial So-


city from 6-9 p.m. Representatives from
the administrator's office were on hand for
persons wanting to begin the process for
their voter's card early. This process will
focus on the general election registration
only. Even though it is early for election
fever to begin, these persons advise the
Bahamian public to give themselves time
to do so as some of the procedures have
now changed. The paper work associated
with voter registration has increased and is
more cumbersome.
A supplemental sheet is added that the
administrator's office has to fill out. Last
registration time, potential voter's had to
take only an old voter's card but now they
have to take a passport or driver's license
along with their National Insurance Card.
Persons without any of these documents


may be allowed to register with a Baptis-
mal Certificate and an affidavit of birth
along with the NIB card.
It is important that residents remember
the importance of voting and give them-
selves sufficient time to complete the pro-
cess, at least half an hour. They will also
have to take an oath to ensure that they
have not registered in another constitu-
ency.
Locals are encouraged to register early
and to not miss out on the opportunity to
vote for the changes they deem important
in the next general election.
Call your administrator's office to get
the schedule of when evening and weekend
registration will take place in your com-
munity.


Civil Aviation trainees

are taught hose drills
By Canishka Alexander
Cpl. Basil Carter, chief instructor from
the Airport Authority's Fire Department in
Nassau, was at the Marsh Harbour Inter-
national Airport on February 4 conducting
hose drills with the Civil Aviation trainee
firemen.
According to Cpl. Carter, the men were
expected to take less than five minutes
from start to finish after the rolling out and
rolling up the hose. However, he allowed
all of the men to go through test runs of the
process, and then on the fourth time, he

Please see Central Page 19


Stafffrom the administrator's office in Marsh Harbour has begun going to communities to
begin registering voters in the evenings and on Saturdays. 5/,"n ' are Tracey Fleuridor,
Enid Gardner and Tracey Simmons from the Central Abaco office registering voters in the
Burial Society in Dundas Town. Similar sessions will be held in all communities. Contact
your administrator's office for the time and place.


An instructor from Civil Aviation in Nassau worked with trainees at the Marsh Harbour
airport in fire drills and to acquaint them with the two fire trucks stationed at the airport.
Some of the drills were timed to impress on the men the need to respond quickly in emer-
gencies. When the new terminal is built, the fire trucks will be kept on the south side of
the runway where the control tower will also be located.


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BEACHFRONT LOT - 2.2 acres sea-to-sea, great
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WARD'S LANDING Charming 2 storey apartment
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February 15, 2011


I People in the News 1


Abaco boasts
two Cacique winners
By Jennifer Hudson
Congratulations to Justin Sands and
Molly McIntosh, our two Abaco winners
in the 2010 Cacique Awards. The 14th
Cacique Awards ceremony took place in
Nassau on January 28. A large contingent
of supporters from Abaco traveled to Nas-
sau for the event including many family
members and friends of the five finalists.
The winners did not know who had been


Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour was the
winner of the Sports, Leisure and Events
category of the Cacique awards.


selected until their names were announced
during the ceremony.
Justin Sands, bonefishing guide, who
won in the Sports, Leisure and Events cat-
egory, said that he felt total shock when
his name was announced as he had hon-
estly thought that the island Roots Heritage
Festival Committee, which had also been
nominated, would win. "Even to be one
of the three finalists in that category was
exciting. It was a good feeling, but I was
very nervous," he stated. Justin felt that
it was the many letters of recommendation
from his clients that had cinched the win-
ning spot for him.
Mr. Sands's career as a bonefishing
guide began in 1997 after volunteering as
an observer for O'Donald McIntosh in the
Abaco Bonefish Championship. Within a
year, he was in heavy demand by his cli-
ents. Justin became Abaco Guide Champi-
on in 2001 and 2002 and has been winning
many different local and national tourna-
ments ever since and has also been named
Top Guide many times.
Over the years Mr. Sands has contrib-
uted to the development of bonefishing on
Abaco, guiding people from all over the
world. He is one of the founding members
of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Associa-
tion and currently serves as its Vice Presi-
dent.
When Molly McIntosh was named Sales
Executive of The Year, she describes her
reaction thus: "It was a weird feeling, I felt
both proud and humble at the same time.
I also felt like it was not only me but also
Green Turtle Cay and Abaco winning it."
Mrs. McIntosh has worked as Sales Man-
ager for the Green Turtle Club for almost


Molly McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay was
names the Sales Executive of the Year and
holds her Cacique award.
four years and worked in the same capac-
ity at the Bluff House, Green Turtle Cay,
for 17 years prior to that. She has a stellar
record in marketing and promoting those
resorts. In addition, she coordinates all
weddings and group visits.
In her Bahamahost class Mrs. McIntosh
was awarded as the Outstanding Partici-
pant for Abaco Session 26. She is active in
the community of Green Turtle Cay assist-
ing with fund raising and school events.
As the mother of two sons, Molly is very
family-oriented and spends all of her spare
time guiding her sons.
The purpose of the Cacique Awards is


to recognize the roles played by those in-
dividuals and organizations whose perfor-
mance or products have consistently made
a positive impact on the quality and growth
of tourism in The Bahamas. The name Ca-
cique is recognized as the highest honour
for tourism in The Bahamas.
Sales Agent joins
Damianos in Treasure C
Desirae Lowe-Edgecombe has recently
joined Damianos Sotheby's International
Realty in it's Treasure Cay office. She is
determined to serve her clients well and
aims to con-
tinue her
real estate
education,
gaining ad-
ditional i a I
qualifica-
tions as time
progresses.
Desirae Desirae Lowe-Edgecombe
is an Aba-
conian who grew up and still resides in
Treasure Cay. Educated at Forest Heights
Academy in Marsh Harbour, Desirae
moved straight into property management
and rentals with her mother. She gained
work experience by working in several
businesses in the Treasure Cay. In 2007
Desirae successfully completed the Ba-
hamas Real Estate Association's course,
became a licensed Sales Agent and began
working in the industry. Desirae's love
and knowledge of Treasure Cay is her
greatest asset.


480+ Atlantic Oceanfront,
3 LOTS. 2B/2B Home.
1.5 Acres Hope Town Point
North of Hope Town 2.35M








35,000+ square feet 143'
Oceanfront
North ofTahiti Beach
$1.35M


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One lot from beach!
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3B/2B, Hope Town Village
Rental history
Dock & waterfront lot
1.2M


3B/2B+ extras! Rental,
Dock slip,
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay
$995K


Second Chance


"Second Chance"
2 Bed/1 Bath
Guana Cay $280K


Hope Town Village House


3B/2.5B Dock slip Includes
23' Mako, Rental.
GREAT Buy $795K


Sea to Sea Estate, 649' of sandy
Beach, 625' of Sea of Abaco
Bayfront, Peaceful & private.
N. of HopeTown. $11.75M


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Private Marina,
Gated, 5 Lots left
$550K+


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As the grand prize winner of the "RBC Gives Back" credit card
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The Abaconian


Section A


Obituary 4o Juamily andt jidndA


The funeral service for Mary Thelma
Turnquest, formerly of Hope Town, who
passed away on January 6th, was in Nassau
and interment was in Nassau.
She is
survived by
her husband,
Harrod
Turnquest;
children;
Philip and
Fred Lowe,
Liz Ritchie,
Christo-
pher Lowe,
Yvonne
Cas and Mary Thelma Turnquest
Cash and
Tasha (Tammy) Coakley; sons-in-law,
Gary Ritchie, Leland Cash and Winston
Coakley; daughters-in-law, Elvira, Jack-
ie and Dawn Lowe; stepsons, Douglas,
Bradfield, Audley and Jason Turnquest;
stepdaughters, Velma, Esther and Barbara
Turnquest, Karen Turnquest Smith and As-
pacia Fox; brother, David Russell; sisters,
Catherine (Kitty) Wells, Glendys Pinder
and Irene Burrows; brothers-in-law, Nigel
Wells, Buddy Pinder, Everette, Reuben
and Jefferson Turnquest; sisters-in-law,
Ann Russell, Euturpie Thompson and Ag-
atha Sands; grandchildren, Elmer Jr. and
Tanya Lowe; Stacey and Sean Knowles,
Richard and Lataesha Lowe, Garret and
Samanatha Ritchie, Amanda and Dominic
Ferguson, Tammy and Garvin Cartwright,
Thomas Jr., Owen, Timothy, Edward,
JaNay and Miranda Lowe and Winston Jr.
(Jay) Coakley; great-grand children and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Anthony Ad-
derley, 73, of Fire Road was held on Janu-


ary 22nd at
St. Andrews

Church in
Fire Road.
Pastor Les-
lie Cornish
officiated
assisted by






He is survived by his wife, Valderine
Adderley; sons, Elvis, Sr., Ezekiel, Ron-
nie, Marcus, Max and Tego Adderley,
Zhivago Dames, Sr., Kenneth Strrachan
and Richard Outten; daughters, Abigail,
Anthlee and Aniqua Adderley, Burella
Gardiner, Sophia Dames, Branna Chris-
tie, Aretha Pritchard and Donnette McIn-
tosh; brother, Emmanuel Williams; sister,
Mable Darling; grandchildren, Elvis, Jr.,
Tinincia, Tamika, Bryan, Tatyana Adder-
ley, Ronnychy and Ron Baptiste, Kenrick,
Tristan, Natalia Gardiner, Anquanette
McKenzie, Zhivago, Jr. Brittney, Bri-
anna and Aniya Dames, Miguel Christie
Jr., Benjamin and Joshua Outten, Marvin
Jr. and Deonte Pritchard, Deangelo Dar-
ville, Shaniqua, Onassis and Antwoine
McIntosh; great-grandchildren, Xavier
Adderley and Lyndon Bootle Jr.; daugh-
ters-in-law, Tracy Dames, Candris Out-
ten, Maribel Strachan and Paula Adderley;
sons-in-law, Kenrick Gardiner Sr., Miguel
Christie Sr., Marvin Pritchard Sr. and
Stanley McIntosh; sister-in-law, Alvera
Rolle; nieces, Louise Russell, Marguerita


Cartwright, Allison Saunders, Bettymae
and Tamika Williams, Devona Wallace,
Shavonne and Shaneka Darling; nephews,
Israel Wallace, Franklyn, John, Brian and
Lamont Williams, Sean and Shamico Dar-
ling; nieces and nephews-in-law; grand-
nieces and nephews; god children, Leo
and Roland Reckley; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral for Don Granville "Papa"
Canter, 45, of Wood Cay and Dundas
Town was held on February 5 in Nassau.
Interment was also in Nassau.
He is
survived by
his parents

and Ethre-
al Canter;
brother
Kirk; sisters
Paulamae
Morley,
Zendamae
Johnson,
Denise Rob- Don "Papa" Canter
erts, Remilda Oliver, Vernamae Knowles
and Sherine Canter; aunts Harriet Minns,


Erma Colebrooke, Nikabell, Verdell,
Geneva, Bernice, Bertha Canter; uncles
Alfred Colebrooke, Alphonso and Sam-
uel Canter; and many other relatives and
friends.
The funeral for Sydrian Lennin Rigby,
formerly of Abaco, was held on Febru-
ary 5 in Freeport. Interment was also on
Grand Bahama.
He is sur-
vived by his
wife Icilda
Rigby; sons
Peter Ad-
derley, Sy-
drian Len-
nin Jr. and
Eric Rigby;
daughters Sydrian Lennin Rigby
Garnett
Green and Cyprianna Rigby-Rolle; son-
in-law Domek Rolle; grandchildren Tekito
Stevens, Miguel, Tyler and Madison Ad-
derley, Jason Williams and Shane Green;
sisters Olive Rigby, Isadora Rolle, Max-
ine Burrows and Olive Gardiner; brother
Samuel Rigby Jr.; and many other rela-
tives and friends.


FOR SALE BY OWN ER- $699,000 USD

BANANAQUIT COTTAGE
On Elbow Cay with fantastic views of The Sea of Abaco,
Atlantic Ocean and HopeTown Lighthouse
2 bedroom/2 bath with
downstairs ready for additional rooms
Very well built home, just 5 years old with central a/c
Shown by appointment only
Call 242-366-0721 (HT) or 239-246-0976 (US)
Visit our web site www.bananaquitcottage.com


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called Schooner Bay. Ideally located at the
gateway to pristine South Abaco, Schooner
Bay is 28 miles from Marsh Harbour's


international airport and a million miles
from the rat race. It is an authentic Bahamian
harbour village, a place where quaint shops
line the waterfront, tidy cottages peak through
the lush landscape, and the traditional Out
Island experience is available to a diverse,


enlightened population. Welcome to true
sustainability, where modern environmental
ethics harmonize with vernacular Bahamian
design, and adventure, discovery and
tranquility are all yours to be had. Chart a
course to satisfy your soul at Schooner Bay.


Beach, Harbour, Village and Island Lots
from $150,000 to $2,000,000

Harbourside Condos & Retail Space
from $135,000 to $375,000


OFFERED IN ABACO BY ISLAND PROPERTIES BAHAMAS LTD. PLEASE CONTACT JAMES TREES.
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Sales Team of
Ed Newell -Broker
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JamesMoir-Nassau Oce Pri
TREASURE CAY
Houses
"Camelot" # 1234 -Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 3 bed, 4 bath Ocean 4f.9me, plus 2 bed, 1 bath
guesthouse. Total 7,7 hJ erroof on 1.5 acre grounds
Beachside pool, nulWus enhancements. $4,995,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate# 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bathmain house j,6 ate 3 car garage and 1 bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total ',160 s/funder roof. 2.50 acres
with 268' of sandy beachfront. Furnished. $4,995,000.
"Girasole "# 1551- Delightfid 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated
Italianvilla style beach homers 2 bed, 2 bath separate
guest accommodations. ,a0My furnished, many
upgrades/extras. 45$0 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' +
beachfrontage. $4,450,000.
"Summertime" # 1550 - OceanBlvd. Superb 3 bed, 2
bathbeachhome plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f
under airplus 4,100 s/f open & covered patios. Tastefully
furnished. 1.37 acres, 133'beach frontage. $3,995,000.
"Turtle View" - # 1778 - 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,088 sq. ft.
elegantly furnished home on l.a ped 14,000 s/f parcel
with68' frontage on 'ms ay Beach, plus 18,300 s/f
canal lot with dock Galleon Bay, $3,455,000.
"Turtle View" house available separately at $2,559,000.
BrigantineBay CanalHome# 1589 -Newly built 4 bed,
4 bath unfurnished home. 1(4 f under air, 4,850 s/f
total. Many extras.JV,5 f parcel, 91' canal frontage,
lay-along & fingerdlocks, boatlift. $2,995,000.

"Another World"# 1007 - OceanBlvd. 4bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beach home, pool, patio, garage on
1.2 landscaped acres. Superb rental income. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper"# 1265 - OceagBlvd. 3,000 s/fbi-level
furnished home on 1.8 'Se-s with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,235,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 - 4 bed, 5 bath, furnishedtwo
storey Brigantine Canal home on2 lots. 3,580 s/f under
roof, plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock,
boat lift, plus seaviews from virtually every room.
Tastefully decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beachfront home. Breath-takingbeach & sea
views. Goodrentalincome. NOW $1,999,000.
Cutwater Way Canal Home - #1524 -3 bed, 3 bath,
3,600 s/f home onBrigantine Bay. Newly builtin2008,
elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144'
bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.
"Turquoise" - #1696 - OceanBlvd 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,127 s/f
furnished beach home onoversized 1.561 acreparcel with
170' of sandy Treasure Cay Beach frontage. $1,995,000.
"Kokomo", BrigantineBay #1509 - Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/f parcel
with 102' canal frontage, pool, spa, dock & boat lift.
3,000 s/fbalcony, pool & patio decks. $1,895,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 - Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach htP2%,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios o on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' san beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,699,000.
"Camelot" WimdwardBeach #1699 -Inspiring 3 bed, 3
bath, 2,600 s/f "tur-key" furnished beach home on 19,000 s/f
parcel with 101' sandy beach frontage. Completely
refurbished in 2000. Well Maintained, Includes 2003 Suzuki
vehicle $1,459,000.
"Rising Sun" # 1780 - Win da each. 3 bed, 2.5 bath
2,118 s/ffurnishedhone t 925 sf parcel with 150' of
sandy beach fontoEF perb sea views! $1,450,000.
"Seascape", WindwardBeach # 1469 - 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/ffurnished beachhome on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Helen'sPoint"-# 1791 - bedroom, 3 bath, 1783 sq.
ft. tastefully faunish e on 27,908 s/f Sea of
Abaco waterf'IMtcel with 153' ofbulkheaded
seawall & dok. $1,308,000
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TREASURE CAY

"Dolphin Watch" -Galleon Bay - # 1534 - 3 bed, 3.5
bathfurnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest
cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel,
74' bulkheaded canalfrontage with dock. $999,999.
"Carrollville" #1352 -Near Treasure Cay -3 bed, 2
bath, 2,100 s/f furnished hilltop home on 6 acre parcel
from highway to Sea of Abaco with 165' of water
frontage. Spectacular seaviews. $599,000.
Treasure House # 2 - #1777 - 2d, 2 bath topsider
style 1,000 s/f furnis helq te villa. Exceptional
elevated Sea Cay Beach views. Just afew
steps to beach &pool. $569,000.
Treasure House # 11 - # 1592 -Delightful 2bed, 2bath
comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style
beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa.
Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995.
Treasure House # 4 - # 1582 - Charming 2 bed, 2 bath
fully renovated & tastefully furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider
style beachside villa. Many upgrades. Community pool,
well maintainedbeachfront complex. $499,950.
Ocean Villa 916- #1737- 2 bed, 2 bath "turn-key" 900 s/f
furnished villa. Unobstructed sea views, Close to beach. Good
vacationrentalpotential. $465,000.
"ToadHall" # 1373 - 5 be1 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. frumish AFlti view home includes 1
bed/I bathapalnt on 12,000 s/f parcel. Private
beach access. $399,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 - 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacentto golf
course. $249,000.
Condos
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
balconies/porches.
OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 - 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superiorbeach&
oceanviews. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2046 -# 1009 -3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 50 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteS- contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beachviews. $999,999.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 - 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $887,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112 - # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Carleton Landing- Carriage House # - # 1621- 3
bed, 3 bath, 1,75 5 s/f ground level furnished condo on
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community
pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. $855,000.
Bahama Beach Club #2005-# 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome seaviews from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.


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Royal Palm Condo # 2424 - # 1399 - 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo
overlooking harbour. Well maintained, nearbeach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Royal Palm Condo #2420 - # 1546 - 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo. Great
harbour & marina views. Well maintained, near beach,
excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Beach Villa 507# 782 - Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2 bath
1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully furnished.
Many extras. Close to beach, marina, $490,000.
Atlantis Condo #2202 - # 987 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished canalfrontunit, with boat slip, golf cart, garage.
"Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2203- # 1000 - 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level,
1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Nearbeach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo #2201-# 1175 -2bed,2 bath, 1,000 s/f,
2nd level furnished waterfront condo. Recently renovated,
well maintained. Includes storage garage & private boat
slip/dock. Nearbeach. $460,000.
Atlantis Condo #2115 - #1602 - 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
ground level furnished condo overlooking Brigantine Bay
canal. Includes boat slip & golf cart garage. $459,000.
Beach Villa # 605 - # 1635 -1 bed, 2 bath well maintained
& elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer
Many extras & upgrades. Canbermodifiedfor 2nd
bedroom. Close to beach& shopping. $415,000.
SandDollar Condo # 7 - #1 ~ bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnish Mfont condo. Well maintained,
superb seaviews, ftnity pool. Best Value! $405,000.
Atlantis Condo 2117- # 1741- fkey, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
875 s/f ground level fumnis&Ac Well maintained, overlooks
Brigantine Bay, incl1E ivate dock &boat slip. $385,000.
RoyalPalm #2304 - # 1472 - 2 bed, 2bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking marina.
Includes boat slip. Rental history.
OWNER FINANCINGAVAILABLE!!! $326,000.
RoyalPalm #2311 # 1573 - bed, 2 bath 950 s/f
furnished ground lev (o overlooking harbour&
marina. Well eia4Siled, Owner occupied (not a rental
unit). Includes'boat slip & storage unit. $299,000.

Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 -4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/ffurnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
#985 - 2bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 $289,000.
# 655 -2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
#959 - 2 bed, 1 bathfurnished 2 level condo
overlooking marina, includes garage $219,000.
#1786 -2 bed, 1 bath, 2 level, 732 s/f furnished condo
overlooking marina. Close to beach $229,000.
#1805 - 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 800 s/f, 2 level harbourside condo,
tastefully furnished/decorated, well maintained. $189,000.

Vacant Land
Beach & CanalLotPackage #941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco,
PLUS GalleonBay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx. 76' of
sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
BeachfrontParcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 - 1.5 acres with
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Pineapple PointResort, Unit 3 - #1700 -Newly built, .. v0 n ...ta...ur
tastefully furnished2bed,2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level luxury Beach All utilities available Gorgeou
waterfront condo. Private deep water dock, Fantastic water views.
views community pool. $799,000. Superb BeachfrontParcel# 1362 - Tr
Carleton Landing- CarriageHouse #2, 3 & 4- # Level& cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f,
1620- 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished condo on beach frontage. Breath-taking seaviev
Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, WindwardBeach - Beach Parcel #1471
finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $799,000. with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach o:
RoyalPoinciana # 2511 - # 1483 - Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath utilities available.
groundlevel finished ,8aOfbeachlfront condo. Well Multi-family ResidentialLot- 4 -
maintained. GretgEvfews, excellent rental income zoned "multi-family" neai'{ e Ca
potential. $595,000. shops, restaurants, ieal for guest v
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Cindy New ell-SalesAgent
JamnesMoir -Nassau DOce

TREASURE CAY
Treasure Cay CanalParcels


BrigantineBay - # 1662 - Two adjoining single
family residential lots, 13,602 s/f total with combined
144' of sea-walledfrontage. Allutilities available.
Superb water views. $785,000.
BrigantineBay # 1629 - Large 19,068 s/f level &
cleared canal parcel with 173' ofbulk headed water
frontage. Utilities available. Great views. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1630 -Large 15,694 s/flevel &
cleared canal parcel with 151' ofbulk headedwater
frontage. Utilities available. Superiorviews. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1632 -Large 16,824 s/f level &
cleared canalparcelwith 121' of bulk headed water
frontage, PLUS 2 finger docks. Utilities available.
Superiorviews downlength of canal. $753,000
BrigantineBay # 1631- 13,629 s/flevel& cleared
canalparcel with 119' of bulk headed water frontage.
Utilities available. Spectacularview $699,000
BrigantineBay # 1626 -14,835 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 94' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $619,000.
BrigantineBay - # 1559 -16,108 s/f level, cleared cana
parcel with 164' ofbulk headed & protected water
frontage. Dock & dolphinpilings installed. $599,000,
WindwardBeach Drive -Beach Parcel #1693 -
Oversized 17,000 s/fpyA th 100' powder sand
beachfrontage, tisea wall. All utilities available.
Suberb sea . $599,000.
BrigantineBay # 1625 -11,897 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' ofbulk headedwaterfrontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $592,000.
BrigantineBay # 1627 - 14,785 s/f level & cleared
canalparcel with 99' ofbulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $591,000.
BrigantineBay # 1628 - 13,608 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 100' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water, Utilities available. $591,000.
Treasure Cay Harbourfrontvf 01804 - 13,678 s/f
landscapedparcel, 15 1(iiSleaded seawall,140' of
lay-along docks, $tA0, water& electricity $499,000.
Galleon Bay - # 44J61 ?072 s/f clearedparcel, 64' of
bulkhead wit V&C5& dock house. $498,500.
BrigantineBay # 1598 - d lots 1 & 2A, 19,300
s/f 130'bulkhead tage, new dock. $495,000.
BrigantineBay4# 1624 - 12,691 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 87' ofbulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $431,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1623 - 11,673 s/flevel & cleared
canal parcel with 87' of bulk headed water frontage on
sheltered water. Utilities available. $388,000.
Galleon Bay # 422 -Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. AUutilities available. $350,000
Galleon Bay # 1580 - Elevated & cleared parcel of
12,500 s/f+/- with 108' of bulk headed deep water canal
frontage. Allutilities available. Quick/easy access to
Sea of Abaco. $349,950
Galleon Bay # 1473 - Approx. 10,000 s/f canal
parcel,100'+ of sea-walled protected water frontage.
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
BrigantineBay # 1173 & 1174 - 2 adjacent deepwater
canalparcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80'bulkhead, 140'
depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950.
BrigantineBay # 1494 - 18,807 s/f cleared canal parcel
120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000.
BrigantineBay # 1622 - 13,876 s/f level & cleared
canal parcel with 74' of bulk headedwaterfrontage
on sheltered water. Utilities available. $266,000.


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Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco


TREASURE CAY
Treasure Cay CanalParcels


Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lots #1692 - Prime
residential lot# 3 less than 200' from Treasure Cay
Beach. Allutilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850.
Ocean BlvdInlandLot #1698 - 8,400 s/f prime level
lot with 100' frontage on prestigious Ocean Blvd. Near
beach, all utilities available. $69,000.

GUANA CAY
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,390,000.
OrchidBay-BeachfrontParcel25- #1530 - 1.173 acre
Atlantic Oceanlot, 130' san eachfrontage. Excellent
elevations, spectacul4kjis views. Orchid Bay
amenities include ikies, marina, restaurant, pool,
tennis courts, beachpavillion, paved roads. $1,499,000.
"Summer Breeze" - # 1814 -Fshed 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2.5 storey oceaml iew~b f 7,408 s/fparcel. 2,000 s/f
under air, 1,0005 evered porches. $649,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 - Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach"# 1267/1268 - Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each
with 100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand
beach frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $229,900.
BAHAMA PALM SHORES
Beach Front Parcel # 714 - 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
oceanbeach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site
for permanent residence or vacation home. $349,000.
Inland Lot - Near Beacn # 1176 - Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on mai~ tl'ectricity & telephone
available. V $57,500.
TURTLE ROCKS
"CocoBeach" #1676 - Newly buit 3 bed, 3 bath, 3
level fully funishedbeaqGhfit me, 1,700 sf under
air, 1,290 s/f ope !oW.93 acre parcelwith 101'
sandy beachfrox 'lus dock andboat lift. Sensational
seaviewsfromvirtually every room. $999,000.
Beach Home - 1532 - 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated 2 level
unfurnished home on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach
frontage. Panoramic sea views. $699,995.
NORTHABACO
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 - Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 - 38,514 s/f
parcel with 167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage
and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a
marina site. Utilities available $98,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 - 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Highway with 73' or 80' rocky shoreline,
utilities available, great sea views. EACH $95,000.
Boiling Hole Lot 18 - # 182,7T$ of Abaco waterfront
lot, 17,472 sq. ft. wit Sf#rd rock shoreline &
magnificent sea as. All utilities available. $79,000.

GREAT CISTERN
# 1787- "Rivendell" -Rustic 2b3d bath, 1,284 sq.
ft. furnished beach cottnag ft0lidng lots consisting
of 41,800 s/f with 21j4f sandy beach frontage & two
garages. $599,000.


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MARSHHARBOUR


Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home - # 1563 - 5 bed,
4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefij furnished home with
pool & dock. Well 'il d, superior quality
construction, man4t s. 1 acre+/- landscaped, 115'
water frontage. $3,495,000.
"Eventide - Lowtide" - Sea to Sea, Eastern Shores -
# 1642 - Recently renovated & refurbished 3 bed, 3
bath elegantly fumaishec 's/f ridge top home,
including separateailo apartment. Amazing sea
views from virtually every room. Private deep water
dock, 2 boat lifts, sandy beach. $1,399,000.
"Endless Summer" - Eastern Shores - # 1667
Enchanting 4 bed, 3 bath, plus loft tri-level furnished
home. 3,000 s/f under roof. 200' Sea of Abaco frontage,
private 80' dock & boat lift. Separate carport & gazebo.
Spectacular sea views from every room. $1,395,000.

"Sea View" - Great Abaco Club # 1203 - 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $699,000.
Commercial Bldg. #1792 -fsl/f retail & warehouse
bldgs on 20,000 s/f pd heart of town.
4 tenants, montlital income. $499,000.

GREEN TURTLE CAY
"High Point" SeaviewLot# 684 - Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
$365,000.
LEISURELEE
"Double Eagle" # 757 - Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced dock.
Underground utilities. Nearbeach. $776,000.
Beachfront Home - #1681 - ming 2 bed, 2 bath
furnished home. 1,285 a/J rti ,plus porches &
garage. 17,723 s/f jCltped lot with 100' sandy beach
frontage. Panormilc Sea of Abaco views. Great Value at
$699,000.
Waterfront House (Under Construction) # 1374 -
18,600 s/f sea front parcel, 108' deep water frontage,
plus 50' longboat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home
under construction. Great sea views. $449,000.
Residential Parcels

# 602 - 15,334 s/f canal comEFt w/197' seawall.
fbig $299,500.
#1258 - 9,000 s/fbdngenvelope, 160' of deep water
layalong docks. New Hi Tide vertical boat liftup to a
capacity of 20,000 lbs. Near beach. $295,000,

# 704 - 10,400 s/f elevated cana lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea view s fl o beach $239,500.
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# 1080 - 12,100 s/f canalparcel with 110' seawalled
canal frontage. Boat davits installed. $209,000.

# 1593 - 10,590 s/f canallotwith 120' ofbulkheaded
seawallinstalled. Allutilities available. $199,000.

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

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian


A.. Local Government at Work


Dundas Town Committee January 25
By Samantha V. Evans
Dundas Town has a vibrant Town Com-
mittee and together the members have
achieved much to make the Dundas Town
community better.
The Committee discussed many projects
including work they propose for Ocean
View Park to make it more functional. Fur-
ther, they have to make repairs and replace
items stolen as vandals have destroyed the
concession booth and bathroom facilities.
The concern was raised by the Commit-
tee members about securing the property
when they fix the bathrooms and the gen-
eral infrastructure of the park from van-
dals and thugs. They further discussed the
completion of the tennis court at Central
Abaco Primary School and approved the
payment of the balance so that it can be
completed. They approved the replacement
of the fence at Independence Park.
The Committee is appealing to the Dun-
das Town community to take care of the
public property in their community. A lot
of money is being spent to ensure that the
community is kept clean and that it is com-
munity they can be proud of. But if va-
grants continue to destroy the work they
do, the community will not be all that it has
the potential to become.
The members responded to letters and
requests from members of the community
and discussed the payment of their bills.
Another matter the committee is concerned
about is the wasting of water at the Burial
Society Building and Brown's Bay. Chair-


man Cay Mills was concerned about the
high bills. It was explained to him by Dep-
uty Chairman Faron Newbold that they
have to fix the showers at Brown's Bay
and control the use of it as they believe
that some people actually go to the beach
to bathe. Again the community needs to
be mindful of the purpose of the showers
at the beach and to not abuse them. Mr.
Newbold explained that at the Burial Soci-
ety building they found that residents were
stealing buckets of water for personal use.
So they will remove the water valve from
the outside of the building.
The budget was addressed and the Com-
mittee was pleased with the payment of
their contracts and other commitments.
Central Abaco District Council Jan.27
By Timothy Roberts
Members of the Central Abaco District
Council decided that Chief Councillor
Cubell Davis will meet with relevant min-
istries to get two issues resolved.
It was noted that Central Abaco Prima-
ry School has had major water issues and
is experiencing electrical, bathroom and
plumbing, potholes and other problems
that are in dire need of being addressed.
It was discussed that because of the
growth of Abaco central government needs
a full time fire chief. The Council agreed
to increase the stipend for the Fire Depart-
ment by $1000 per month and will seek
to get central government to increase the
budget to account for the need.
Members discussed the state of the ball-
field near Abaco Central High School. Ad-
ministrator Cooper noted that it does not
appear to be kept up with the monies that
are set aside for upkeep on a monthly ba-


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be developed and put into writing so that
the workers could be held accountable.
Several groups requested financial aid.
Spring City and Murphy Town Junkanoo
groups as well as Central Abaco Primary
School Junkanoo group requested a do-
nation to offset costs of materials. The
Council initially agreed to donate $1000
per adult group and $500 toward the pri-
mary school. However, Councillor Cay
Mills said that in the past the groups had
received $2000 and that this was a cultural
event that people from many communities
across Abaco enjoyed. He moved to give
the additional funds to each group giving
the adult groups a total of $2000 each and
the junior group a total of $1000.
Councillor Roscoe Thompson informed
the Council that on February 4 Abaco will
be hosting the Bahamas Gold Cup Dart
Tournament and requested assistance from
the Council in buying the trophies. They
donated $1100 for the purchase of trophies.
The Council agreed to donate $500 to
Junior Achievers to assist them with pur-
chasing plaques for the group.


Central Abaco Town Planning Jan 31
By Timothy Roberts
During the January 31 meeting of the
Central Abaco Town Planning Board the
members discussed the need for more in-
spections and enforcement of stopping il-
legal construction.
Members noted that there are a few
homes being built that have no permit num-
ber displayed in various areas including
Central Pines and more illegal construction
being carried out in the Mud.
It was decided that a member of the
Board would meet with building inspectors
and the Ministry of Works to curb the il-
legal construction.
The Board reviewed a number of plans
for homes, apartments, sheds and a take-
away restaurant, all with a total value
around $1.2 million.
The take-away applied for by Roderick
Strachan will feature a drive-through win-
dow and will be located on the Port Road
near the dry cleaners. The plans were ap-
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Central From Page 11
said he would time them.
When the hoses were connected and in
place, one of the men ran toward the fire
truck where his colleagues were waiting,
and gave the signal for the water to be
turned on. The three men positioned them-
selves while holding the hose as water shot
in a high arc toward the sky.
Next week, the men will participate in a
live burn that will be contained on the site.
They have learned a lot since they began
their training on January 10 and were in
their fourth week of training with the hose
drills.
The men have already received familiar-
ization courses from the Oshkosh Corpora-
tion, which designed the fire engines. The
theoretical and practical applications will


further equip them to assist with the volun-
teer fire departments and in the community
as a whole.
A graduation ceremony is scheduled
when the men complete the course.
New business
A & C Security and
Maintenance Company
By Samantha V. Evans
This new company recently opened as
Andre and Crystal Linden have combined
their professional skills to form A & C
Security and Maintenance Company with
an effort to secure and maintain the invest-
ments of locals. Mr. Linden, the company
president, has been in the security business
for several years and has served on the po-
lice force.
After he acquired this expertise, he
ventured into business for himself offer-


Several acres have been cleared at the entrance to Spring City for a substation for the
new transmission line. The line will require 50-foot poles and will accommodate the
power coming from Wilson City to the current Marsh Harbour power station.


ing the following services: security guard,
repossession, guard dog, bank escort and
investment and security consultation. A &
C currently provides security services for
a number of establishments on Abaco. Ad-
ditionally, a number of local persons have


Letters From Page 9

part of this twisted scenario calls for Cher-
okee to keep the restrooms clean.
Sounds a little like "I'm going to take
your property away from you; however, I
expect you to weed and keep it clean for
me." A real sweetheart deal - don't you
think?
Most of the residents of Cherokee, Yel-
low Wood and Little Harbour have signed
petitions protesting the actions of Winding
Bay/Ritz. Therefore, we now openly ask
the Winding Bay people to immediately
cease and desist from any further attempt
at closing our public vehicular road and re-
store it to its former likeness without the
necessity of a legal direction for you to do
so.
---Remember, it's never too late to do
the right thing---
Bernard G. Albury

MOW school is

being audited
Dear Editor,
Once again Abaco is feeling the "help-
ing hand" of central government as it au-


been trained with skills to handle any situa-
tion that may arise while on the job site. In
the field of maintenance they clean offices,
landscape yards and offer yard mainte-
nance for homes and businesses. They can
be contacted by calling 458-2345/6.


dits the island's schools.
As large scale theft is uncovered by
persons in management positions with the
Ministry of Education in Nassau, there
seems only one reasonable thing to do.
Find a predominately white school on Ab-
aco and do a full scale audit going back
many years. As a point of interest, this
school has all but supported itself for de-
cades, including building expansions and
equipment.
The timing could hardly have been worse
as most teachers and volunteers were in the
middle of preparing for the much needed
annual fund raiser and why Man-O-War
was chosen to be the first school in the is-
lands to have this audit is another mystery.
Just put this on the mounting burden
of government interference experienced
in the last two years and one could easily
start to develop quite an attitude. The day
of just keeping the bulk of our tax dollars
seems to be over. Now we will be guided
on how to run our businesses and schools
by this caring administration and civil ser-
vice network.
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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian


Heads of Department Meeting 2011


By Timothy Roberts
Heads of Government Departments on
Abaco came together on January 27 for a
meeting held at the Department of Educa-
tion's conference room to share informa-
tion on what their various agencies are
planning for the coming year.
The department representatives were
treated to an engaging talk on budgeting
by Cleola Pinder She encouraged every-
one to always have a plan because lack of
planning is the main reason for financial
failure.
Malcolm Spicer, Chairman of the Lit-
tle League Committee, spoke about the
upcoming Latin American Little League
Baseball Championships to be held on Ab-
aco in July. The tournament will put a big
spotlight on Abaco as up to 20 countries in
the region may participate which will bring
a large boost to Abaco's economy. The
committee is arranging for the children
to stay at Camp Abaco's facilities while
adults will be put up at various hotels in
the Marsh Harbour area.
The committee is currently preparing
to make a big presentation over the next
month to get support and donations toward
making the present fields, Abaco Central
High and S.C. Bootle High School in Coo-
per's Town, to international standards.
Mr. Spicer said that the success of this
tournament could open the door to more
events and could put Abaco on the map as
a prime sporting destination.
William "Tony" Davis presented on
behalf of the Junkanoo Committee noting
that the Abaco Junkanoo Festival is "be-
ing heralded by Nassau as being a weekend
of Junkanoo," something he said Nassau
has desired to do. Junkanoo on Abaco has
quickly risen to be considered the second


best festival in The Bahamas and brings a
great economic stimulus as many people
turn out for the event.
This year Mr. Davis said they will be
bringing in bleachers to seat up to 1000
persons and will charge a small price for
the seats. He said, "Abaco has come a long
way in its cultural expression and we have
some exciting plans for the future."
Tracey Simmons, the Administrator's
office manager, explained plans for a re-
ligious event in April that will be called
Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before
Good Friday) for members of each agency
to come together for one hour service of
worship, praise and fellowship.
Charlemae Fernander, from the De-
partment of Social Services, reminded the
group that April is Child Protection Month
and that her department will be publicizing
the new child protection laws.
Dr. Lenora Black, Superintendent of
Education, said that students on Abaco are
making a marked improvement academi-
cally and she was particularly pleased to
note that a boy received one of the top
prizes in the Abaco District's awards for
high achievement. Eleven students were
recognized at an awards ceremony in Nas-
sau for receiving five or more A's on their
BJC's and BGCSE's including Breionna
Russell, who earned the highest BJC Eng-
lish Language grade in the entire Baha-
mas.
Dr. Black said that Parents Month is be-
ing observed in February that will include
a parents' forum. She noted that they are
seeking to get parents more involved in
their children's education. She announced
that some changes will be made to the
Mathematics section of the Grade Level
Assessment Tests (GLAT's).


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Jamal Moss, Business License and Real
Property Tax Department, reminded the
group of the March 31 deadline for com-
pliance with the new Business License Act.
He noted that there are still ongoing de-
bates in Parliament on amendments to the
new Act. He informed that the new license
certificate will be a single document with
all that a business is licensed for on it and
will have a security strip in it. He explained
that the size and spread of Abaco presents
challenges to his department.
Nina Fox, outgoing head of the Finance
office, felt that she had made a contribution
to her office during her time here. Andrea
Saunders, new head of the Finance office,
said she comes with a "humble and learn-


ing spirit" and is looking forward to build-
ing a new relationship with Abaco people.
Nurse Sandra Romer said that the clinic
began using telemedicine on January 21
and that it is progressing well. She noted
that there are necessary renovations com-
ing this year to the Marsh Harbour Clinic.
Abaco has outgrown the 9 to 5 hours and
the staff is going to be starting shifts soon.
A new doctor as been assigned to Abaco
and a nurse will be assigned to the Man-O-
War clinic as soon as a residence is secured
for her.
Emma Dawkins, National Insurance
Board, said there will be a public meet-
ing in February to discuss the new amend-
ments to NIB's fees.
Bobby Jones from the Department of
Civil Aviation Airport told the group that
his department received a new fire truck
for the Marsh Harbour International Air-
Please see Review Page 21


On January 27 the first Heads of Departments meeting of 2011 was held in the confer-
ence room of the Education office. At this meeting each department head reviewed the
highlights of the previous year and gave an idea of the plans for this new year.



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port, and that two mechanics have done
training on maintenance of the vehicle.
They have just hired ten firemen to serve
between the two airports.
Mr. Jones said that geological engineers
were at the airport in January doing tests
on the ground as the government proceeds
toward breaking ground for the new ter-
minal. It is expected that work may begin
sometime between March and June.
George Martin, Assistant Manager in
charge of distribution at BEC, said that
they are working to improve generation
and distribution along with upgrading their
lightning protection so that they "will not
have a repeat of last summer." BEC is put-
ting a tender out soon for 15 miles of trans-
mission line construction with a view to all
work being completed by May. Both plants
(Wilson City and Marsh Harbour) will be
used to ensure that Abaco's electricity de-
mand is met.
Jeremie Saunders, Department of Fish-
eries, advised that the Nassau Grouper sea-
son will reopen on March 1. A program
is underway through CARICOM to collect
and assess data on poverty among fisher-
man.
Mr. Saunders said they are still re-
ceiving numerous reports of undersized
crawfish being sold, especially at special


events. His department is going to be tar-
geting restaurants to get them to stop buy-
ing undersized crawfish.
Elaine Martinborough, representing the
Department of Housing, said there will be
a number of service lots made available in
various communities across Abaco later in
the year.


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~~~~;North Abaco News


Co-op holds Annual
General Meeting
By Timothy Roberts
The North Abaco Cooperative Society
Limited unanimously passed a resolution
to expand its bond to include all of Abaco
while also voting to add two more mem-
bers to the Board of Directors during the
society's annual general meeting on Janu-
ary 24, 2011.
Burnell Parker, Assistant Treasurer,
suggested expanding the bond, which pres-
ently includes communities from Treasure
Cay to Crown Haven in North Abaco, to
include all of Abaco explaining that pres-
ently they have a few members that live
outside their district.
With two vacancies open on the current


Board of Directors, election for officers
was held with Romano Armbrister and
Doyle Roberts being elected to serve.
Leon Pinder, President of the Coopera-
tive, said that the society this year plans to
provide what the fisherman need and sell
it to them at lower than local retail prices.
Mr. Armbrister said that there needed
to be a core group to ensure that plans are
moved forward. Members agreed with this
and Mr. Armbrister was selected to form a
core group with the directive to raise mon-
ey for the purchasing of fishing equipment
for the co-op's members.
When it was mentioned that duties
should not be charged on fishing equip-
ment, Sheryl Bowe-Moss, President of the
Bahamas Cooperative League, suggested
that they work together to agitate for more


Members of the North Abaco Cooperative Society held its annual meeting on January
24. They made plans for this coming year and elected two new members to the Board of
Directors. They also expanded the area of their bond to include all of Abaco. The Co-op
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The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire - Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire - Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire - Man-O-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc - all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749


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


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

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

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour............................ 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour...................... .............. 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour...... .......... ........ . 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town.............. .............................. ............ 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay................................... 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay...................... ........... ... 365-441 1
Dive Guana............................................... ... 365-5178
Man-O-War Dive Shop ............................................ 365-6013

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

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

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

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


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


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

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

Abaco Marinas - Slips Fuel Phone
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15................365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12....... F......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service..10F....... F......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marinal50 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn...................75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina .36....... F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29................367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16................366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways...................366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F......365-0083
Guana Cay
Bakers Bay Marina...158....... F......365-5802
Guana Hide-aways ....37................577-0003
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour


Bring errors & revisions
to our attention
Revised 1 Oct 10

Everyone reads The Abaconian


Charter Boats
Lucky Strike - Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull - Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon - Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

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


All phones use area code 242 unless noted


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


Man-0-War
David Albury .......365-6059
Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
Cherokee
Will Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer .........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040


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


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Emergency Services
Police - Marsh Harbour 367-2560 *
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846,
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518


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Visitors' Guide
Restaurants * Services * Transportation


Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only � Provides ride from
town
Marsh Harbour
Anglers.........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ .............367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ .............367-4444
Gino's........................... .... ..... 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$ ...........367-2301
Island Cafe .........................$ ............. 367-6444
Jamie's Place .....................$ ........367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ .............367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken..................367-2615
Mandarin Chinese..............................367-0544
Mangoes ......................$$$ .............367-2366
Pinacle ................. ........$.. ... ..........
Pop's Place ........................$ .....+....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ .............367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.......................................367-2278
Signatire Sub Sandwiches................ 367-3664
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .....................$$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$.............366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$ .............366-0095
Munchies ................ ....... . ...+.....366-0423
OnDa Beach ......................................366-0558
Sea Spray ................ $$ ..... .....366-0065
Sugar Shack ......................+$ .....+....366-0788
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub..........................................366-3503
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's............ ......... ..............366-3139
Man-O-War
Dock'n Dine...............................365-6139
Hibiscus Cafe .................................... 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar................365-6501
Guana Cay
Grabbers ........................$$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ....................$$$ ............365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .................$
Coconuts......................
Harbour Cafe ....................$.............365-8635
Hudson's Delight ...............$ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Traveller's Rest..................................365-8654
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House................$$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$ .............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$ .............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill.........$$.............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$.............365-4287
Mclntosh's Restaurant ....$$.............365-4625
Miss Emily's Restaurant.....................365-4181
New Plymouth Inn..............................365-4161
Pineapples ......................................365-4226
Plymouth Rock Cafe ..........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners.....................................365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's .........................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ............ 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge...................366-4477


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VOLUME 19 NUMBER 4


FEBRUARY 15th, 2011


Police Marching Band led the way to the church

Uniformed services began year with a church service


On January 30 the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band led the way from St. Andrews Methodist Church to Friendship Tabernacle,
both in Dundas Town. The other uniformed services joined them at the church. The previous night the band held a concert at Dundas
Town Church of God with a variety of lively contemporary and Gospel music.


By Samantha V. Evans
Excellence: A Prevailing Attitude was
the theme under which the Abaco District
honored the students who excelled academ-
ically on their national standardized tests
in the last school year and those who did
well in sports. This special occasion was
held on January 28th at the new Friendship
Tabernacle in Central Pines.
Approximately 200 top Abaco students
were honored for great performances from
the 2009-2010 school year. District Super-
intendent Lenora Black commended sev-
eral students who did exceptionally well


in the GLAT exams given in grades 3 and
6. These included Maliyah Forbes of Cen-
tral Abaco Primary School for being the
most outstanding grade three student on
the GLAT in writing and language arts;
Jenna Albury of Agape Christian School
for achieving excellence in mathematics;
Yelena Persaud of St. Francis de Sales for
being the most outstanding grade six stu-
dent on the GLAT in language arts, social
studies, science and writing; Kadesha Can-

Please see Awards Page 4


Abaco darts team won

national championship


The Abaco darts team was jubilent on winning the Gold Cup Tournament held in
Marsh Harbour on February 4 and 5. They were undefeated in every event. This was
only the second time Abaco has won the tournament but this was particularly special
since they swept the Gold Cup. They were competing with teams from three other
islands.
By Mirella Santillo in 1993. Nassau has won nearly every
It was the second time in 27 years that year except for twice that Abaco won and
the Abaco Darts Team won the prestigious
Gold Cup Tournament. The first time was Pleasesee Darts Page 6


By Jennifer Hudson
The Law Enforcement Agencies, Abaco
District, held their annual church service
and parade on January 30 at the Friend-
ship Tabernacle in Dundas Town under
the theme A Defining Moment. The ser-
vice was conducted by the Abaco Christian
Council with Pastor Silbert Mills as host
and was attended by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force, Royal Bahamas Defence
Force, Bahamas Immigration Department,
Bahamas Customs Department and Road
Traffic Department as well as a number
of dignitaries, church pastors and the pub-
lic. Many pastors as well as members of
the uniformed agencies participated in the
readings, prayers and selections with spe-
cial music provided by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Band.
Following a parade of officers from
the various uniformed branches led by the
Royal Bahamas Police Force Band from
St. Andrews Methodist Church to Friend-
Please see Service Page 2


Calendar of Events
Man-O-War Flea Market
Man-O-War waterfront * February 19 * 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
People to People Reception
Treasure Cay * February 23 * 6-8 p.m. * Coco Beach Bar
Bahamian Dishes * Local Arts and Crafts * Fashion Show * Live Calypso Bands
Junior Junkanoo
Marsh Harbour * February 25 * 6:30pm
Abaco Striders 5K and 10K
Benefits Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department
Maxwell's old parking lot * February 26 * 7 am
Bahamas National Trust Da Market
Fresh Produce * Native Plants * Seafood * Preserves
BNT office next to old Maxwell's * February 26 * 9am to 1 pm
Senior Junkanoo
Marsh Harbour * February 26 * 8 pm


DPM swears in

11 new citizens


Eleven residents of Abaco received their Bahamaian citizenship when the Hon. Brent
SI ,,,rcwiirm. Deputy Prime Minister, swore them in at the court room in Marsh Harbour
on January 28. The ceremony was witnessed by other dignataries from Nassau as well
as Abaco. Mr. Siii ,, ,rii, is explaining what citizenship is and the lc'.p' ,'.lt',It'. that
come with it.
By Timothy Roberts a ceremony held in the court room in
Eleven persons, ranging in age from Marsh Harbour on January 28.
three years to 82 years, were sworn in as During the ceremony, which Mr. Sy-
Bahamian citizens by the Deputy Prime Please see Citizens Pae 7
Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette, at ______PesC


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Abaco District honours

outstanding students









Parade and church service are an annual event


Service From Page 1
ship Tabernacle, the church service opened
with a fanfare by the band heralding the
call to worship. The sermon was delivered
by Pastor Stephen Knowles, President of
the Abaco Christian Council. He had a
strong word for parents and took as his text
the passage from Ephesians which says,
"Children obey your parents in the Lord
for this is right. Honour your father and
mother that your days may be long upon
the land which the Lord thy God giveth
you. Parents provoke not your children to
wrath."
Pastor Knowles stated that we expect
the police and other agencies to do what
we are supposed to do at home and ad-
monished parents, "Train up your chil-
dren in the way they should go. If you


do not, then they will not obey and will
become renegades. The police are not
supposed to train your children. Their job
is to keep law and order. If discipline is
not enforced at home, then it is too late
and all the police vehicles and equipment
the police have will be to no avail in help-
ing them if they are not trained at home."
He warned that if a man is given a job
just because he is dressed well and looks
good, it does not mean he will be good for
that job. Employers must look at his back-
ground to see "that his house is in order."
All of the persons bringing remarks
praised the police officers on Abaco for
the wonderful job they are doing. Willard
Cunningham Sr., QPM, Assistant Com-
missioner of Police O/C Family Island Dis-
trict, stated that every time he looks around
he sees new initiatives that the Abaco team


has been putting together which are having
great success.
Administrator Cephas Cooper men-
tioned a quote which appeared a few days
ago in the Tribune newspaper which stated
The Police Need You and emphasized how
much Supt. Noel Curry and his team needs
every one of us on Abaco.
Edison Key, Member of Parliament for
South Abaco, said that the government
is 100 percent behind the Police and that
whenever they need any assistance that the
government can give they will be happy to
assist. He encouraged Officers Curry and
Arnett to continue the wonderful job they
are doing to keep Abaco safe.
As always, a part of this service was


dedicated to the remembrance of the de-
ceased. The colours of The Bahamas and
the Police Standard were presented prior to
the reading of the names of officers fallen
from the ranks during the past year by of-
ficers of their respective departments. Fol-
lowing the reading of the names, the Last
Post and Reveille were played followed by
a musical selection by the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Band.
The service closed with the singing of
the National Anthem before the Police
Band led a parade of uniformed officers
from the church back to the St. Andrews
Methodist Church where light refresh-
ments were served.


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The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band made a grand entry carrying their flags
to the annual church service for all uniformed departments. This service was held in the
new Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town.


Tilloo Pond, an 11-acre estate on Tilloo
Cay, has been named Home of the Year
in its price category by Unique Homes, a
world class luxury real estate magazine.
The oceanfront estate was short-listed by
the staff of Unique Homes, then opened to
online voting. Unique Homes website visi-
tors were asked to vote for their favorites.
Tilloo Pond beat the other nine finalists in
its price category.
The property is listed exclusively by
Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty.
"I'm not surprised Tilloo Pond won the


award," said listing agent Mailin Sands.
"As soon as it was nominated, I researched
the other properties and none had anything
close to the beauty of the Abaco cays, cou-
pled with the incredible craftsmanship and
high quality finishes that this property has.
It's the perfect combination of privacy and
luxury in the most beautiful island setting."
Mrs. Sands sees a strong 2011 for Ab-
aco real estate as prices have been adjust-
ing to the markets and buyer confidence is
increasing.


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February 15, 2011


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Section B


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MARSH HARBOUR #5233
ST.CHARLES PLACE - SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4
bed 4 bath home with direct beach access
and private dock slip. US$2,500,000.
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LOFTY FIG VILLAS 1.5 acre commercial OWL's NEST-THE RESIDENCES-ABACO
parcel, rare opportunity in the heart of BEACH RESORT 4bed4bathbeautifullyfurnished.
town. Income producing.US$2,200,000. World class marina. Best Value. $1,900,000.
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MARSH HARBOUR #5155
WATERFRONT - HIDEAWAY Sea to sea,150' dock
& boat lift Main house with I 1/2 bed I 1/2 bath,
guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath.US$1,795,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


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LEA-SING - GREATABACO CLUB 2,200 +/- sq.ft,
3 bed 4.5 bath includes bonus boathouse room
below. Secure dockage with boat lift. $995,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


iVl/ n Nl 1nntADv Ul #3Z3L
SEAGRAPE - WATERFRONT 3 bed 3
bath on Eastern Shores with 2 docks,
boat lifts, swimming pool. US$975,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #3248
HIGH ROCKS HOME 4 bed 3 bath home has a view
of the Sea ofAbaco with huge verandah overlooking
the pool perfectfor outdoor entertaining. $749,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #4989
WATERFRONT -New 4b/3b home
with dockage. Gorgeous pool with
sea views. Guest Cottage. US$925,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5283
THOMPSON HOUSE - BARRACUDA LANE
3 bed 3 bath newly built with modern
kitchen, high end appliances. $492,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MARSH HARBOUR #5162
SUR LA MER - EASTERN SHORES Atthe
water's edge with beach access. 2 bed/2 bath plus 2
bonus rooms and decks. Repeat rentals. $780,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com











MARSH HARBOUR #5843
SWEETINGSVILLAGE 3 bed 2bath 2350sq.fthome+
2bonusrooms.Siuatedon 1/4 acrelotFullylandscaped.
Detached storage shed.Turn Key US$325,000.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


Aivi n aSo. annii uu D\Ui ivalnon MARSH DvUI. i i7
THE CHALET 3 bed/2 bath main home with YELLOWELDER-Oversized Iacrelot&3b/2bhouse.
2 bed/I bath apartment and Ibed/I bath Best priced lot per sq. footage on Sea ofAbaco
apartment. 4,200 sq.ft. total. US$775,000. 150'frontagenearMarshHarbour.US$775,000.
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ANNE BONNY - WATERFRONT - Charming down
east bed cottage with 360 degree views.Protected
harbour frontage. 16,959 sq.ft lot US$725,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5353
AURORA COTTAGE - Well-built 1,200
sq.ft. home, 2 bed 2 bath, central
AIC. Fenced yard. US$385,000.
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MAN-O-WAR CAY #4655
CozY COTTAGE 2 bed, 1.5 bath in the
settlement, 3rd bedroom/study. 3 minutes
walk to beach. Charming home. $395,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5773
FOREVER SUMMER - 3 bed, 2 bath home,
recently renovated, central a/c, standby
generator, move in ready! US$320,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAN-O-WAR CAY #5773
Low OVERHEAD - HARBOURVIEWS - Renovated
I bedroom I bathroom with bunkroon,
furnished and move-in ready. US$250,000.
Christopher:Albury@SothebysRealty.com


SCHOONER BAY #5671
WATERFRONT LOT - HARBOUR ISLAND 52 ft on harbour
facing Schooner BayVilage Deeloper will design build
home. Enjoy a seaside gof cart community. $160,000.
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SCOULAN D CAY #5863
SUMMER CAMP-Waterfront3 bed3.5 bath on 300ftof
beach.Deeded docksli hi protected marinaLanding
rights at 3,000 ft paved runway. US$1,475,000.
Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


TILLOO CAY #4921
REEL DRAG - WATERFRONT Extensive
docks & boat lifts. Fabulous newly
built 4 bed 3 bath. US$925,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com






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


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TILLOO CAY #4317 TURTLE ROCKS #5157
WATERFRONT BEACHWOOD COTTAGE - HILLTOP WITHVIEW - Excellent 16,969 sq.ft.


Enjoy picturesque sunsets from this cozy
waterfront cottage. US$339,000.
Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.com


homesite, or investment potential.Views of the
Sea ofAbaco & surrounding Cays. $69,900.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


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WINDING BAY #5235
THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 - Best
priced beachfront estate lot available.
Over 1.5 acres. US$1,500,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


Li I I Lh H i AKiJ U U K 4 T , i\ T^Iz
OCEAN VIEWS from 3 bed bath highabovesea level
with beach access. Near Petes Pub.US$450,000.
Also 2 bed 2 bath cottage available.US$250,000.
Bill.Albury@SothebysRealty.com


MAINLAND
#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury
#4689 CEDAR HARBOUR - NEW PRICE 2 acres,deeded water access. $501k Lydia Bodamer
#4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. BillAlbury
#5157 TURTLE ROCKS - NEW PRICE- Hill top 16,969 sq.ft $69,900. Lydia Bodamer
#5899 82 ft of Waterfront - Sea Grape Lot, North Abaco. 17,645 sf. US$ 100,000. Stan Sawye



TILLOO CAY
#4482 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer
#4671 SeaViews, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer
#1836 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Hillside lots, shared dock From $150,000. Laurie Schreiner
#5128 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan
#3792 OneWaterfrontAcre Great elevation, room for dock $220,000. Laurie Schreiner





#4986 HIGH ROCKSThe Chalet 3 bed/2 bath home. $3,400/mo.Water view,generator.
includes I bed I bath apartment subletting is allowed with restrictions.
#4983 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Uder 3 bed 2 bath home. Waterfront& generator. $3.000/mo.
HIGH ROCKS Seamagine 2 bed I bath duplex. Hilltop.Waterviews $1,100/mo.
Lydia.Bodamer@SothebysRealty.com


George Damianos Kery Sullivan
Broker, Owner Broker
t242.362.421 I t242.366.0163


LaurieSchreiner Jane Patterson
Estate Agent Estate Agent
t242.367.5046 t242.366.0035


Stan Sawyer BillAlbury Lydia Bodamer
EstateAgent EstateAgent EstateAgent
t242.577.0298 t242.367.5046 t242.367.5046


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The Awards Ceremony stressed excellence


Awards From Page 1
ton and Sidney Decius of Central Abaco
Primary School for excellence in writing;
Jeremy Pleydell-Bouverie of Man-O-War
Primary School for excellence in math-
ematics.
Dr. Black commended several students
taking the BJC exams in grades 9 and
BGCSE exams in grade 12. There were
Terrannise Taylor of S.C. Bootle High for
achieving the highest BJC scores on Abaco
and Shaquille Jones and Amy Mackey for
achieving the highest BGCSE scores from
the public and private schools respectively.
Rebecca Strachan received the highest BJC
scores at the private school level.
The students who achieved more than
five Bs on their BJC's and BGCSE's were
awarded trophies and certificates. The top

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students on the BJC and BGCSE were giv-
en laptops donated by community partners.
Receiving awards from the PTA at Forest
Heights for achieving 5A's and 2B's on
their BJCs were Adrianne Kelly and Alex-
zandra Philpot.
Brieonna Russell of Agape Christian
School received an award for being the top
national BJC performer in English Lan-
guage as she competed against 6000 other
students.
Many students participated in the pro-
gram and they shined in singing and speak-
ing. They proved that schools on Abaco
are making a difference in the lives of
many students.
Dr. Black reminded parents that the dis-
trict still embraces one goal: the success of
each student in each school. She is always
encouraged by the outpouring of support

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received from the parents, government of-
ficials and community stakeholders who
again came out in large numbers to share
in the achievement of those students of ex-
cellence.
She believes that excellence should be a
prevailing attitude at all times. She is com-
mitted to ensuring that students achieve
excellence. Winning academically and
failing at life would be a tragedy so they
must learn those skills that will make them
people of good character, too. Even though
they are celebrating students of excellence
today, the Department of Education did not
do it alone. She commended parents who
made a massive contribution to the success
of their children by ensuring that they at-
tend school every day, have the material
they need for school, live in a safe home
environment, and are engaged in extracur-


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ricular activities.
Guest speaker for this event, Pastor Sil-
bert Mills, spoke to the students on success
and excellence. The journey to success is
guaranteed if excellence is their compan-
ion. He defined excellence as a commit-
ment to being exceptionally good at what
you do. Excellence must become a way of
life. He reminded the students that excel-
lent people are not mediocre. In fact, they
set a standard people will not soon forget.
He hopes that they will do something mag-
nificent that will linger in the minds of
people long after they have passed on.
Finally, he told the students that excel-
lence requires a firm foundation. They
must have vision so that their lives can
have direction. He ended by saying that
they must let the entire world know that
the tree of excellence is budding on Abaco.


Friendship Tabernacle was packed for the Awards Ceremony honouring Abaco students who did well on national exams given last
spring. Included in the program were selections by outstanding students from a variety of schools.


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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 5


Marcellus Roberts Everett Pinder
Broker Sales Associate

Treasure Cay Properties - Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists
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Phone: (242) 365-8538 * Phone/ Fax: (242)
CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS "NEW" STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in
1. CARLETON LANDING Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come
Prestigious Canal Front Development offering in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and
Carriage House units in blocks of four plus "stuff." EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS
STORAGE / GARAGF I 11-1- ' 6" deep, 11'
individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat STORAGE / GARAGF I ' 6" deep, 11
slips as well as golf cart or car garages. 8" wide. e at t w
Prices start at $680,000 + 14% price CON t
2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS MARINA VIEW VILLA
WITH DOCKS! Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
"PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT" - Luxury marina view and acc. Modern 2 bed 2
gated community - Treure Cs n t bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
gated community - Treasure Cay's newest
waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC
of private boat slips. Pre-construction price TREASURE LANDING
starting at $529,000 net (plus closing Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
costs). MUST SEE! Great investment oppor- direct beach access. Good rental investment
tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay! EXC. $334,825 + 7.5%

3. THE COTTAGES MARINER'S COVE
Now the newest oceanfront development Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 pool, office, laundry
individual luxury units Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit - fully
Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
Luxury condominium project on Treasure including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / on- potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
site pool and many other features
Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing ROYAL PALM
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed 12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
Cay each totalling 3 bed/4 1/2 baths plus loft
bedroom/den TREASURE HOUSE
Ground floor - garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
ocean front patio, First floor - open concept pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
living / dining/kitchen plus master bedroom Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/2 bath home.
suite, all ocean MLS $449,500 + 7.5% closing
views with patio/ balcony
Loft - bedroom/ den with ocean view BAHAMA BEACH CLUB
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing Resale condos available in first completed project.
6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
"Palm Bay" Unit #3 Canal front Town House potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES.
located on Anchorage Estate Canal. fully Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
furnished with 4 bed/ 312 bath, attached optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
garage, deep water boat slip, onsite pool, furnished with many extra features including
short walk to town centre and the world garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14%
famous Treasure Cay Beach. ATLANTIS
$856,250 plus purchasers closing fees Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4,
"Palm Bay" Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate condi
fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath tion. 12' wide boat slip. $449,184 + 8.5%
with garage. Upper level master bed with closing costs
ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai,
powder room. Dock, 25' Carolina skiff "Dolphin House" comfortable, well designed,
w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker, fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths
golf cart $1,200,000 + 7.5% with large kitchen/ living/dining facing the
deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34' Ribov
BEACH VILLA $648 2 bed/ 2 bath Garden Villa ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van.
located in teh popular residential community $799,000 + 8.5%
of Beach Villa Subdivision, a short walk to the Conco #2118 Canal front condo located on the
pool and the world famous Treasure Cay beach. deep water canal of Brigantine Bay. 2 bed/ 2
$343,500 plus purchers closing fees. bath, tastefully furnished. 12' wide boat slip,
onsite pool.
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128' on poo
. $449,183 plus purchasers closing fees.
waterfront, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC ABBREVIATION CODE
EXC - Exclusive listing
FGS - Full gross or all-inclusive price
MLS - Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer's closing


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OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION
Just Listed by Original Owner
2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool
area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home
atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur
nished. Many special features
EXC $368,875 + 7.5%
Second row beach . '* ect ocean access.
Great v SOLD _, 2 bath, many
special C1aures. MUST SEE
EXC. $460,000 FGS
GALLEON BAY ESTATES
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
serviced dock, deep water, great for larger
boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5%
LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Trident"/"Turquoise Seas" You cannot be more
"on the beach" than in this special home.
Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house
with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus
storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow's
walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing
"Cross Winds" Split level CBS home extra large
lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private.
Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2
bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/
dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1
bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus!
Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing

WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES
"Dream Point" Special CBS split level home
located on a corner lot near "The Point" with
two choices of direct beach access. Upper
level has master bedroom with ensuite bath
plus two guest bedrooms and bath. On the
split level there is the main entry into a large
open living/dining area, modern well
equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a
wrap-around partially covered deck overlook
ing the garden. Ground level has an extra
large garage/ workshop with lots of storage.
EXC. $996,300 FGS
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY
6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure
Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running
from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180'
on water front and 165' roadside, 1500' road
to water. Prime property that can be subdivid
ed, commercial and housing/condos or
subdivided into lots, commercial and resident
tial $833,375 FGS, EXC
VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE
* Ocean front properties
Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd.
Sand Piper Beach
* Canal Front Beginning at $350,000 FGS
* Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded
Beginning at $430,000 FGS
* Golf Course/ Interior Beginning at $60,000 FGS
* Residential Lot 11,851 sq. ft. Located on the deep
water canal of Briganine Bay canal. 68 ft. dock
with 14,000 Ib lift with water and 200 amp elec
trical service, 100 amp service at Tiki Hut on
dock. $444,500


(d;D 1 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
4Ct-4 1 We not only sell here, we live here and love it.
Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com


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The Abaconian Section B Page 5









Abaco swept the Gold Cup - undefeated in all events


Darts From Page 1
three years when Grand Bahama won.
The 27th annual Darts Gold Cup Tour-
nament was held this year on February 4
and 5 at the Anglican Parish Hall, a place
large enough to accommodate the four
teams of dart players who were participat-
ing. Besides the Abaco Darts Association,
teams from the Nassau Darts Association
and the Grand Bahama Darts Associations
were represented. This year for the first
time, the Eleuthera Darts Association en-
tered the competition which started in the
evening of February 3rd.
As usual there was a jolly atmosphere of
friendship among the participants as most
of the players find themselves together in
many of the tournaments. During the open-
ing ceremony Malcolm Spicer, President
of the National Darts Association, men-
tioned that it would be the first Gold Cup
Tournament without the presence of long
time veteran, Tony Moree, who passed
away last summer. The floating trophy


for the winning team has been named after
him. A minute of silence was observed in
his memory.
The tournament started with Men's
and Ladies' Doubles. After an evening
of events, the competition resumed the
following day with Mixed Triple, Mixed
Double, Women's Double and Men's Dou-
ble events, Women's Single and Men's
Single events and finally the Team event.
By 8 p.m. on Saturday though, after a
whole day of tough competition, mostly
between Abaco and Nassau, Abaco had
swept first place in all the events. The
final confirmation for Abaco came when
the Abaco Darts Association's team won
the Team Event, which immediately rein-
forced its superiority and placed it as win-
ner of the Gold Cup Tournament.
The final results were all Abaconians.
Mix Triple: Mark Albury, Brad Cooper,
Angela Russell
Mix Double: Mark Albury, Angela Rus-
sell
Women's Double: Angela Russell, Faith


Sawyer
Men's Double: Shane Sawyer, Robin Al-
bury
Women's Single: Angela Russell
Men's Single: Robin Albury
MVP Female: Angela Russell
MVP Male: Mark Albury


Individual team points: Abaco 48, Nas-
sau 36, Grand Bahama 35, Eleuthera 13
Total Points: First Abaco 203; Second
Nassau 140; Third Grand Bahama 129;
Fourth Eleuthera: 60
It was an euphoric victory for the entire
team of the Abaco Darts Association.


The Gold Cup Tournament was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour, a
location that has seen this competition before. Many of the players compete every year so
have become very friendly.


I Spain sponsors fishermen's

poverty level assessment


leams from four darts associations competed for the Gold Cup, an annual event. Eleu-
thera joined the group for the first time and competed against Nassau, Grand Bahama
and Abaco. The win for Abaco was a major one as they claimed victory in every category.


The Outboard Shop
Marsh Harbour, Abaco


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By Timothy Roberts
In August 2010 The Bahamas began a
survey to determine poverty levels in fish-
ing communities in the CARICOM region.
Ten countries were selected to partici-
pate in the program which aims to measure
the social and economic status of fishing
communities. Poverty levels will be mea-
sured against United Nations standards
and include items such as access to basic
utilities like electricity, potable water and
phone service and even whether a fisher-
man has access to in-home bathroom fa-
cilities.
Fishermen across Abaco as well as nine
other islands have been interviewed as well
as 11 processing plants. The Department
of Marine Resources has been tasked with
compiling the data having interviewed 105
fishermen, 25 of whom were Abaconians.
The recorded data will be sent to Spain
for analysis, after which recommendations


will be made to each country based on the
information obtained from the surveys.
For countries that have fisherman below
the poverty line, they will share ideas on
how to raise their standard of living while
areas that are above the poverty line will
likely receive recommendations on how
to address complaints and difficulties that
consistently appeared in the survey.
Jeremie Saunders, Fisheries Department
head on Abaco, said The Bahamas govern-
ment, due to the uniqueness of the archi-
pelago among the participating nations,
plans to request separate assessments of
each island surveyed within the country.
Mr. Saunders expects that the results
will likely be available for review by gov-
ernment later this year.
This study is a joint venture sponsored
by the Kingdom of Spain through CARI-
COM and the Caribbean Regional Fisher-
ies Mechanism.


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Police Band gave a

concert for the public
By Jennifer Hudson VPR Lionel Mills from Green Turtle Cay
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band plus community singing led by Elizabeth
presented An Evening of Music at the Williams. Two band members of the Wes-
Church of God Cathedral in Dundas Town ley College Band gave an excellent perfor-
on January 29. The band was on Abaco mance under the direction of their conduc-
for the Law Enforcement Agencies Abaco tor, Rev. Carey and later joined the ranks
District Annual Church Service the follow- of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band
ing day and donated their talents to not only for the grand finale of How Great Thou
provide a lovely evening's entertainment Art, creatively arranged by their conduc-
but also raise money for charity. A love tor, Insp. Andrew Hunter.
offering was taken during the evening in Special guests for the evening included
aid of the Abaco Christian Council and the Assistant Commissioner of Police and Of-
Royal Bahamas Police Force Outreach pro- ficer in Charge Family Islands, Willard
gramme. Supt. Noel Curry donated the po- Cunningham; Member of Parliament for
lice portion of the proceeds to Rev. Charles South Abaco, Edison Key; Senior Island
Carey for his Wesley College school band Administrator, Cephas Cooper and Pastor
which participated in the concert. Stephen Knowles, Abaco Christian Coun-
The concert was, unfortunately, poorly cil; all of whom brought short remarks and
attended, but those who did attend thor- Supt. Noel Curry OIC Northern Bahamas,
oughly enjoyed some first class music by who gave the vote of thanks.
the band and an evening which was a joyful ACP Cunningham, after praising the
celebration of music. Selections included work of the band saying that it has now
some contemporary music and some up- been taken to the next level, spoke highly
beat and uplifting hymns. There was such a of Supt. Curry. "He is one of a special
bonding between the audience and the band breed, a leader above leaders with Chris-
that at one point during an especially rous- tian principles." He encouraged Supt.
ing piece Pastor Stephen Knowles, Presi- Curry and the Abaco officers and asked for
dent of the Abaco Christian Council, led the prayers to support them in their work. Fol-
entire audience around the church dancing lowing the vote of thanks by Supt. Curry,
to the beat in what Administrator Cephas someone announced that it was his birthday
Cooper termed a Pentecostal Rush. and so the band struck up with a rousing
The band's renditions were interspersed rendition of Happy Bi, ihdaiy which brought
with songs by Simone Bowe-Mullings and a delightful evening to a perfect end.


Although the audience at the Police Band concert was sparse, the music was stirring
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monette said was his first, he noted that
but for a quirk in the law several of the
persons being sworn in should have been
considered Bahamian. But because their
father was not a Bahamian, they had to
go through this process. Some were the
children of nationalized parents, and yet
others were born here and lived here all
their lives "and are Bahamian in every
other sense of the word."
When the ceremony was completed
and their certificates were issued, they
could immediately apply at the passport
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go and register [to vote]."


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Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
School News
The two most improved students at the
end of the 2010 were Rachael Sands and
Robbie Weatherford.
Mathew Knowles, Elizabeth Sands and
Brianna Sweeting made the Principal's List
for the Christmas Term 2010 at the Chero-
kee Elementary School. Kaden Albury,
Nathan Carroll, Donovan Hepburn, Stevie
Jonsson, Marisa Prat, Rachel Sands, Brit-
ney Weatherford and Robbie Weatherford
made the Honor Roll.
The school is planning a Walk-a-thon as
a field trip for the students on February 12.


They will walk the three miles to the Wind-
ing Bay corner and back to the parking lot
in Cherokee for a total of six miles.
There will be another Parents General
Knowledge Competition on February 18
with the winning team going to Marsh Har-
bour on February 27 to compete with the
parents who were winners at other schools.
Get well wishes
Diana Sawyer is in hospital in Nassau
awaiting open-heart surgery and on Febru-
ary 5 it seems that everyone one who knew
her on Abaco came to Cherokee for an im-
promptu last minute fund raiser. It never
ceases to amaze me to see what people can
do when they put their minds to it. There
wasn't time for much planning, but some-


how it got done.
Delicious foods kept coming to the com-
munity center all afternoon. Even though
some of the most prized food dishes were
scooped up quickly, no one can say there
wasn't enough. There was all kinds of food
from Pork Fried Rice, Crawfish Salad,
Macaroni Salad, Conch Salad, Lasagna
Rolls, individually packaged for quick
consumption, conch fritters freshly made
on the spot along with hot dogs and ham-
burgers cooked on the grill and an endless
supply of some very tempting sweets (in
fact, I'm told that a large platter of home-
made fudge came all the way from Spanish
Wells on Eleuthera) and lots of homemade
ice cream as well.
Everyone was extremely generous with
their donations and their hard work. Ev-
eryone knew that all that went into the till
was going to a good cause and that the
money spent that day was going to help
Diane (or "Juicy Fruit" as she is more af-


fectionately known by some special friends
around Cherokee) to come home sooner.
They don't know the final figure raised
yet as the homemade quilt donated for the
raffle will be on display at Pine Woods
Nursery till next Saturday when they will
hold the drawing to see who the winner is.
The quilt was donated by Joanne Sturrup
and sewn together by the Saturday After-
noon Cherokee Ladies Quilting Group.
People will be able to purchase additional
tickets all week long.
The day's take was a record $12,000
and we anticipate more promised donations
and additional monies from the quilt. So,
get well Diane and come back home soon.
Local Quilting Group
The Saturday Afternoon Cherokee La-
dies Quilting Group, who have never actu-
ally had an official group name, was fea-
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and was taken to Nassau where the doctors determined she needs open heart surgery. On
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tured at the recent Art Show at the Abaco
Beach Resort held in Marsh Harbour the
end of January. One of their handmade
quilts was raffled off and won by Joli Fitz,
a resident of Abaco .
Art Show participant
We have another budding artist in our
mist in Branden Sands of Cherokee Sound.
His talents were discovered at an early
age, and he is now receiving professional
instructions weekly from Jo-Ann Bradley,
one of Cherokees many multi-talented resi-
dents and professional artist herself. He
is presently a student at Cherokee Primary
School and is only 10 years old.
Branden had his first public showing at
the recently held Art Show sponsored by
the Bahamas National Trust. His rendi-
tions of several local fish were very neatly
drawn or painted and professionally dis-
played in his booth that he shared along
with another young participant from Marsh
Harbour, Rebecca Higgs. Her work also
depicted familiar fish done in acrylic.
Branden made sure that everyone knew
that the driftwood picture frames that he
used were made by his father, Timothy
Sands. In fact, much of the artwork at the
show was displayed in driftwood frames
which made them seem more authentically


"from the island." I guess you could say
it's just another form of recycling.
However, I don't believe we can call
Branden a professional artist yet, as I'm
told he was offered as much as $200 for
a rendition of a shark that he drew. He
turned the potential buyer down, prefer-
ring to keep the piece himself.
Church News
Epworth Chapel will be hosting a re-
gional Fellowship Service on February
13in Cherokee Sound along with their two
sister churches, St. Andrews in Dundas
Town and St. James in Hope Town, with a
special invitation to the Kirk of The Pines
congregation. The speaker will be Rev.
Marie Nielly. A light luncheon will be
served afterwards across the street at the
community center.
Annual Valentine's Tea
I guess the men think we are "silly" to
have a Tea Party, but there is something
warm and soothing about tea. And there is
no doubt about it, we always have a good
time when we get together for "a spot of
tea."
This year will be our 16th annual Valen-
tine's Tea for the ladies (and we still insist
on ladies only, sorry no husbands and no
children). This year it will be held on Feb-
ruary 23 at 1 p.m. at Seaview Villas near
the Long Dock. As usual there will be an


exotic or unusual tea served and an array
of little sandwiches and sweets to tempt
your appetite. There are always some fun
games and prizes and always stimulating
conversation to enjoy. We hope we see
you there.
One year later
David Knowles, Chief Park Warden for
the Bahamas National Trust; Philip Weech
from the Bahamas Environment, Science
and Technology Committee; and Neil
Sealey, a geologist with Media Enterprises
visited Cherokee on February 2 to see the
results of a recommendation that was made
one year ago. At that time we were ex-
periencing dangerous beach erosion near
the Bridge Creek where the exiting tidal
flow had changed and was rapidly remov-
ing sand from the western beach area. A
government appointed committee came to
view the damage and suggest a solution to
the problem.
Mr. Seally, who was on the original
committee, was pleased with how the
creek has responding to the placement of a
jetty of large boulders set to divert the flow
of water. They said that even though the
water had not returned to its original flow-
ing pathway, they felt it would no longer
erode the nearby beaches. However, they
were still concerned with the many young
casuarinas trees that continue to spring up
along the eastern beach by the long dock
and warned that they too contribute to
beach erosion and should be removed.
Another Cherokee Day
in the making
Just like any big family, people born
in Cherokee want to come back "home"


to visit with friends and neighbours every
once in awhile. They like to compare notes
and talk about old times and reminiscence
about how it used to be. After all, our
friends are some of our most valued assets,
aren't they?
There have been only four "Cherokee
Days" since the first one in 1986 when
the road was first cut through to our little
settlement and connected us by land to the
rest of Abaco. I don't think I'm exaggerat-
ing when I say, "Things have never been
the same since."
However, each year we lose another
"eye-winker" (senior citizens who have
lived here all their lives and who remember
how it used to be) who can still pass on the
old stories. Progress is a wonderful thing,
but we have only gotten where we are today
by learning some things from the past.
Just like past "Cherokee Days," it will
be a three-day affair, beginning Friday
evening, April 22 with some reminiscing
about days gone by. Then all day April
23 various activities are being planned for
fun and games. The weekend celebrations
will end on Sunday morning with a closing
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Our first "Cherokee Day" attracted
somewhere around a thousand people com-
ing together from all over Abaco, The
Bahamas, England and the United States.
Over the years many other communities
have followed our lead and now have their
own homecoming celebrations, but our
original "Cherokee Day" started it all.
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planning and preparation, and we will be
reporting to you again as the time grows
closer. However, if you have Cherokee
roots (or even think you do) or you just
want to come to learn about some of Aba-
co's history, we welcome you to Cherokee
that weekend. Be sure to bring along your
most amusing stories to pass on to future
generations.
After Shock Youth
Group
Christian Ministries International Youth
Group, After Shock, is a club for the young
people in Cherokee and they continue to
meet every week under the leadership of
Sheri and Andy Lowe. They have movies,
games and field trips that include all age
groups as well as the whole family.


Bahama Palm

Shores News
By Janene Roessler
At their annual general meeting on Janu-
ary 19th, residents of Bahama Palm Shores
discussed the multitude of challenges they
face in keeping their community safe and
attractive.
The community maintains its own land-
fill as well as 10 miles of roads and five
miles of firebreaks with no help from lo-
cal government. Most of the work is ac-
complished by volunteers. In addition,
monetary contributions are collected on an
annual basis by a homeowners' association
to fund various projects. There are current-
ly more than 75 homes at Bahama Palm
Shores, about evenly split between foreign
second homeowners and year-round Baha-
mian residents.


A beautiful tranquil scene! This is the well known Long Dock at Cherokee Sound. It goes
out from a beautiful beach and is enjoyed by many.


In the past three years, a major effort
has been led by resident Bruce Smith to
provide fire protection. A used tanker
truck was purchased, and a fire house is
presently under construction by volunteers
of the neighborhood. In March of 2010
proceeds from a major fund raiser helped
to purchase materials for this construction.
Bahama Palm Shores suffered major bush
fires in 2004 and again in 2008. At that
time, the community was virtually unpro-
tected.
New board members of the Palm Shores
Owners Association are as follows: Steve
and Janene Roessler, Kay Politano, Luc
and Tara Lavallee, Jackie Estevez, and
Gore Flynn. They meet the first Wednes-
day of the month, and all meetings are
open to the public.
Bahama Palm Shores will host its annual
community picnic on March 5th beginning
at 1 p.m. This is a pot luck dinner, and all
property owners are encouraged to attend.
Property owners at Bahama Palm Shores
are reminded that their annual contribu-
tions are payable to: Palm Shores Owners
Association, P.O. Box AB 20952, Marsh
Harbour, Abaco.
Hole-in-the-Wall
committee meets
By Mirella Santillo
On January 27th the committee for the
Hole in the Wall Lighthouse restoration
met for the first time since August 2010.
The brief meeting was chaired by Tour-
ism's Millie Dawkins, who informed the
group of the day's agenda: finding spon-
sors among heavy equipment companies


to grade the road from the Y to Soldier
Road and creating a turnaround and park-
ing space at the bottom of the hill by the
lighthouse.
It was decided to address several letters
asking the prospective sponsors to divide
the work, which the committee members
agreed should start early summer. Com-
mittee Chairman Stanley White volun-
teered to hand deliver the letters within a
couple of days.
Nancy Albury expressed concern about
the caves that line the road leading to the
lighthouse and most likely lie under the
road. She offered to mark the area ahead
of time with the use of a ground penetrat-
ing radar so the people doing the road are
aware of thin layer of rock on top of the
caves.
Mrs. Albury mentioned that a light-
house door fixture had been removed and
that mercury spills had not been cleaned
as they were supposed to. It was decided
that Mr. White would contact the Port Au-
thority which is in charge of the lighthouse
maintenance. That department should be
able to deal with the security of the build-
ing and the removal of the mercury.
Ms. Dawkins brought up the subject of
signs. It was approved that a sign with a
brief history of the area would be posted at
the Y and a smaller one at Soldier Road.
She proposed to have some maps of the
area printed for tourist information.
The participants were invited to convene
again on the last Thursday of February.

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Above ground cave
mapping Ralph's Cave
By Mirella Santillo
Through the National Geographic film
documentary aired on television and the
article published in the August 2010 maga-


Expert cave diver Brian Kakuk is suited up
ready to enter Ralph's Cave in South Ab-
aco to continue mapping the cave, corre-
lating it with the topography above. He is
carrying specialized equipment that Nancy
Albury, right, uses to locate him on the
surface. It is a very time consuming job.
The goal is to allow those on the ground
to know what is below them in the caves
and to eventually be able to detect the link
between some of the large caves.


zine, many people are now aware of Dan's
Cave and the Sawmill Sink Project of
South Abaco. These caves and their con-
tents became exposed to public knowledge
through the passionate efforts of cave div-
ers Brian Kakuk and Nancy Albury. But
what many people probably do not know
is that the rugged terrain of the pine for-
est that covers Abaco from North to South
hide many more of these blues holes which
not only connect rain water to the under-
ground fresh water lenses that provide our
drinking water but are also openings to an
incredible underground cave system.
Most of Mr. Kakuk's and Mrs. Albury's
work has been concentrated in South Ab-
aco in an area destined to become a Baha-


Nancy Albury is carrying a detector that is
picking up waves from the transmitter in
the cave below. These two can then deter-
mine the exact location of various forma-
tions below.


mas National Park that will offer nature
trails and guided tours.
Quite a few people practice open water
diving, but not many are experienced cave
divers, a tricky and dangerous occupation
even for the more experienced. In order to
let the layman discover the underground
topography, Mrs. Albury and Mr. Kakuk
have embarked on a cave mapping pro-
gram which, when completed, will inform
people through signs and photographs of
what exactly lies under the trail they are
following.
The mapping was previously done by
surveying with compass and measuring
tape. However, approximately a year ago
an Australian diver, Ken Smith, a client of
Brian Kakuk, brought with him from Aus-
tralia a device that he had invented and that
he donated to the Bahamas Caves Research
Foundation.
The device is composed of two magnet-
ic bars known as "pingers" working with a
battery pack that emit magnetic waves pul-
sating at different frequencies. The "ping-
ers" are taken underground by the diver
while another person walks above ground
with a receiver and a transmitter that turns
the magnetic pulse into an acoustic signal.
When the receiver approaches the "ping-
er," the sound intensifies but weakens as
they get farther apart. When they are di-
rectly above each other, there is a "dead
sound zone" of complete silence. They
call it a "null." A "null" gives the exact
location above ground of where the diver
is underneath. It could be a passage, an
opening or a grotto. The marked locations


Abaco Sh


are double-checked and further recorded
with a GPS as well to document what lays
underneath. So far six markers have been
placed.
On February 3 Mrs. Albury and Mr.
Kakuk, accompanied by two observers,
visited Ralph's Cave to add two more
markers to the trail.
Last time I was at Ralph's cave, ap-
proximately one year ago, one had to use a
ladder to get into the water. There are now
proper steps going down, making it much
easier for the diver to carry his/ her gear.
Near the cave in a small clearing frequent-
ed by many forest birds, a picnic table has
been built. Both structures were built and
donated by Schooner Bay, a sponsor of the
cave project.
That day we watch Mr. Kakuk, in full
diving gear and armed with two "pingers,"
among other equipment, disappear into the
narrow blue hole for a dive approximately
160 feet deep and 900 feet long. While he
was gone, the above-ground crew went
toward the previously marked trail to
keep up with him. There were some false
alarms, some back-tracking, until finally
with a smile on her face, Mrs. Albury
proclaimed that she had pin-pointed the
two exact locations matching the position
of Mr. Kakuk underground. They were
later corroborated by Mr. Kakuk when he
surfaced from his dive for a time of de-
compression before going back down to
retrieve the "pingers." Markers #7 and #8
had been added to the trail.


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containing a total of 69,197 s.f. - 1.588 Acres - 241' of Sea of Abaco
frontage - great elevations to 42' above sea level - #GGV 1112 - $850,000.
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front lot - secluded beach cove on north end-cldriveway in place and previously
approved building plans available - GTV1172 NEW $675,000.
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Beach Access - Great elevations.
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additional acreage available. #GTV1008 - BRING OFFERS -$325,000.
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with Long Bay Beach for sea to sea parcel. GTV 1122 - $299,000.
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pristine beachfront on Atlantic side - snorkeling reef just offshore -
Great view - close proximity to Green Turtle Club.
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Obstacle course at
ECC is redesigned
By Sandi Johnson and Rita Wieczorek
Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club
Two college students, David Fischer
and Jordan Cowhey, from the University
of Dubuque, Iowa, redesigned the obstacle
course on the playground for Every Child
Counts.
David is a physical education major
and Jordan is an aeronautical engineering
student. They were joined by a group of
undergraduate students and a couple of stu-
dent teachers from ECC to work on this
project for two weeks.
The workgroup was running out of time
and they needed help to complete the project.
Lyn Major, Director of ECC, enlisted


Chris Johnson, a member of the Royal
Marsh Harbour Yacht Club, to complete
the project. Chris is one of the many vol-
unteers who teaches at the school every
week. His specialty is mathematics but he
willingly organized Club members to com-
plete the project.
Bob Williams gathered old used tires for
the course. Chris Johnson, Neil Ingram,
Ron McDaniel, Fred Gassman and Glen
cleared the land and assisted with leveling
the sand under the course.
The new course had to be separated
from the existing playground for safety
and easier maintenance. Ron McDaniel,
Chris Johnson, Fred Gassman Jeff Fabbri
and Tom Springer cut rebar and installed a
boarder to separate the two play areas.
Students cleared rocks, sanded posts,


This new obstacle course was i. ruilyv completed at Every Child Counts School. It was
designed by two college students who began the construction. It was completed by mem-
bers of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club. Several club members volunteer at the
school each season - i/i, they are here. The school is for students with learning problems
who cannot attend a normal school. It has an enrollment of about 100 children and is
supported entirely by donations.


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painted and jack hammered the anchors for
the course to hold it in place. The finished
product is a bold, colorful, obstacle course
which is providing a lot of fun and learning
at the school. The photographs for this ar-
ticle were provided by Sandi Johnson and
Sandy Fabbri.
BTVI launches Pilot
Program on Abaco
By Samantha V. Evans
A few years ago Bahamas Technical and
Vocational Institute (BVTI) was introduced
to Abaco while Kendris Hield was the
principal of Abaco Central High School.
At that time the program was vibrant and
afforded students and adults with interests
in various technical fields and those inter-
ested in learning about various vocations
an opportunity to do so. However, the pro-
gram was short lived.
Now Abaconians have another opportu-
nity to study fields of technology via the
BTVI Pilot Program which was launched
on February 4th. On hand were representa-
tives from BTVI in Nassau including Dr.
Iva Dahl, Manager of BTVI.
Albert Jones, principal of Abaco Central
High School, was excited when he was ap-
proached about utilizing the school for this
program and including students from his
school who are interested in the fields of
technology.
The students will have 15 weeks of
training in three areas: electrical installa-
tion, plumbing, and carpentry. Since BTVI
will be attached to the technical program at
Abaco Central High School, students will
receive a certificate at the end of the pro-
gram that they can present to an employer
as a part of their credentials.
Education Superintendent Lenora Black
was pleased to have the program as well
and asked that the program be made avail-
able as soon as September 2011. She noted
that many students who did not embrace
educational opportunities while in school
will now get a second chance to do so.
Skilled persons in all fields are needed to
meet the growing demands of the economy
and fill the many new jobs that will come
on stream in the future. She commended


the young men and young woman from
Abaco Central High School who expressed
interest in the program.
Alexander Darville, Dean of Construc-
tion Trade at BTVI, gave a brief presenta-
tion of the programs offered by the school.
He noted that this pilot program will be
free but the other programs with be offered
for a fee as it is expensive to run these pro-
grams. The program is open to students
and adults who will be exposed to theory
and practical training. He noted that the
executive team and lecturers of BTVI take
their work seriously. Industry demands
that students today are able to read and
write so persons seeking admission must
have grades that are a "C" and above.
Right now, he explained, the single and
three-phase electrical installation program
is taking off in The Bahamas. He stated
that BTVI now offers a two-year construc-
tion program that trains people to become
project managers as well.
Dr. Dahl was clear that she is all about
providing quality educational opportunities
for all Bahamians. She stated that this en-
tire pilot program initiative was begun on
Cat Island so the government is now try-
ing it on other islands as well. She stated
that the focus at BTVI has now changed
to providing learning opportunities for per-
sons to become globally competitive and
earn a living. According to Dr. Dahl the
program began that night with the required
20 participants.
Classes will be held at Abaco Central
High School on Friday evenings and Sat-
urday during the day. The classes will be
taught by an instructor from the BTVI Nas-
sau campus.
School health
program commences
By Samantha V. Evans
The Public Health system has consis-
tently visited the public schools annually
as a part of its school health program and
this February the staff began school visits
at Central Abaco Primary School in Marsh

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School From Page 14
Harbour. They ensure that students are in
good health for school. If their shots are
not up to date, they administer them. The
students are given a physical that includes
an eye exam and a finger prick. The grade
one students are the first to be seen. Then
the grade six students will receive their
exit examination which is required be-
fore going to high school. This program
has been in existence for many years. It is
hoped that a school nurse will soon become
a permanent fixture within the schools as
in years past.
Wesley College Band
receives donation
By Canishka Alexander
Supt. Noel Curry, officer in charge Ab-
aco, and Sgt. Rachel Metelus of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force's Abaco District
visited Wesley College on February 2 to
make a presentation to Rev. Charles Carey
and his band members. The officers were
treated to a ceremony of musical selec-
tions.
Supt. Curry said that the Royal Baha-


mas Police Band had requested that school
bands play along with them at the uni-
formed services church service, and Wes-
ley College was the only one to commit.
Supt. Curry presented a cheque for $176
to three of the students: Paige Archer, and
Charles Carey Jr. and Kandise Kelly. He
vowed to adopt the band and to partner
with them at all their events because he had
been so touched by their discipline.
Rev. Carey said that his relationship
with the Police Band goes back to when he
was a young boy.
"My relationship with the Police Band
began when I was about 7, and I took my
first music lessons from W.A.G. Bain, a
retired police officer. At age 10, I start-
ed trombone lessons under Sgt. Dunstan
Babbs with the Southern School Band, and
Babbs went on to become Director of the
Royal Bahamas Police Band," Rev. Carey
recounted. "At age 14, I was trained in
trumpet by Cpl. Alban Stevenson, also of
the Police Band."
He established the Boys' Brigade Band
on Abaco in 1981, and the Wesley College
Band was started in 1994.


Angels Academy wins
Grade Five Spelling Bee
By Samantha V. Evans
It was a competitive day of spelling
at the grade five Spelling Bee as 21 stu-
dents gathered at St. Andrew's Methodist
Church Hall on January 26 with winning
on their mind. At the end of the compe-
tition, some new spellers emerged as the
best of the best for grade five. The winner
was Elizabeth Sweeting of Angel's Acad-
emy. Duane Johnson of Long Bay School
was in second place and Twanesha Light-
bourne of Central Abaco Primary School
was in third place. Duane Johnson must be
commended as his school had the wrong
spelling list, yet he was still able to place
second.
Child Protection Act,
discussed at PTA
By Canishka Alexander
Parents and teachers of St. Francis de
Sales School gathered for a PTA meeting
at the school on January 19.
Charlamae Fernander, assistant director
of the Social Services Department gave a
presentation on the New Child Protection
Act. While some parents were in agree-
ment with what Ms. Fernander shared,
there were others who vehemently dis-
agreed with the Act.
Despite the disagreements, Ms. Fer-
nander said that not one parent in the room
could say that they had never been abused.
One frightening example she gave was of
parents putting their child's hands over a lit


stove burner for doing something wrong.
There were nods of affirmation as parents
around the room envisioned similar tech-
niques used on them. Ms. Fernander con-
cluded that the Act protects children from
abuse, not discipline.
Ms. Fernander spoke on several areas
particularly on the importance of reporting
child abuse to the relevant authorities. Fol-
lowing her comments, one of the parents
distributed handouts on the Parenting with
Purpose sessions that begin on February 1
and will run until March 22 at the Chris-
tian Counselling Centre. The parents were
told that sessions are a useful tool in rear-
ing children.
St. Francis de Sales
celebrates Feast Day
By Canishka Alexander
St. Francis de Sales School's Feast Day
coincided with a sizeable donation of used
clothing and toys that was given to the Na-
tional Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) on January 24. Receiving the
donation were Pastor Silbert Mills and
Bishop Anthony Campbell.
Elmer Bongon, one of the teachers, said
that the donation began as a service project
taken on by the Interact Club. Club mem-
bers started collecting toys and clothing in
November 2010 from all of the classes at
the school. Mr. Bongon said the presen-
tation of the donation to the NEMA rep-
resentatives was chosen because it repre-
sented the charitable characteristic of St.

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Supt. ivoel Curry presented a donation to Dana members of wesley College. Yi "i , are
Paige Archer, Charles Carey, Jr. and Kandise Kelly.

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St. Francis had chosen a life of poverty hance their lives. Friday to meet with approximately 30 per-
School From Page 15 although he was born into an affluent fam- Before they were dismissed, Mrs. Ku- sons at the Department of Education's con-
Francis de Sales. ily. The saint went through countless per- mar recognized the achievements of Adrian ference room in Abaco. She was pleased
After receiving the donation, Pastor ils - all in an effort to spread the Word of Newbold and Justiss McEwan in the 44th to announce upon her return to Grand Ba-
Mills spoke about the importance of being God. She encouraged the students to take Annual Archdiocesan Spelling Contest in hama that there were 22 confirmed persons
charitable as he encouraged the students to one characteristic of St. .Francis, add- Nassau on January 21. Lachelle Light- interested in Bakke University and that
continue to give. ing that they would lead a better life. She bourn attended the competition and made Abaco's first course will launch on March
At the end of the Feast Day service pointed out that determination was one of it to the 12th of 14 rounds. 25.
Principal Josephine Kumar explained how the main characteristics bestowed on St. Former students Joy Archer, Payton Abaco Central holds
Francis, and that it was one that could en- Stubbs and Ashantae Storr were recog-
nized for their outstanding marks in the intra-shool event
S. C. Bootle receives donation of a piano BGCSE and BJC examinations. By Mirella Santillo
Bakke Univserity For the second time in a row, the Ar-
awaks placed first in the Intra-School
launches first course Track & Field Event at Abaco Central

in Freeport High School
For three days on February 26th 27th
The launching of Bakke Graduate Uni- a tr l re
Abaco Central High School participated
versity's first course in Freeport was de- in the annual Intra-School Track and Field
se o scribed as an historic event. Dr. Dale Events. The represented the houses of
41Events. They represented the houses of
Dan, director and professor, reflected on Arawaks, Caribs, Lucayans and Tainos.
the level of support that allowed Bakke to This year, the second time in a row, the
roll out its first program called Theology Arawaks gathered the most points and fin-
uof Work. ished first, followed closely by the Caribs.
During his remarks, Dr. Brad Smith, Third came the Tainos. The Lucayans fin-
Bakke President said that people become ished in fourth place.
confused when theology and business come Boys and girls were judged separately
together, but somehow it just makes sense and were divided into age categories of un-
and were divided into age categories of un-
in The Bahamas. He said that our country der 15, under 17 and under 20. Principal
has a unique blessing of culture, history Arthur Jones, teachers, coaches and vol-
and hospitality, and that we are blessed in unteers monitored the field and recorded
Jack Hardy of Dundas Town i'. cirly donated a full-featured, Casio electric piano to S.C. ways that we do not even understand. the results.
Bootle High School's Music Department. Mr. Hardy taught in The Bahamas Educational Dr. Dewey mentioned that Bakke Uni- When the results were tallied, recur-
System for many years, most ic, crrlv at Abaco Central High School. The electric piano versity offers a Masters of Business Ad- ring names came up again this year as
is most welcomed by the school's Music Department which has no musical instruments to ministration, Masters of Social and Civic some of the same athletes from previous
speak of, except for several xylophones and a few hand bells. It will be used extensively Entrepreneurship; Masters of Global Ur-
for class lessons, preparing students for upcoming external exams and to assist with gen- ban Leadership; and the Doctor of Minis- among the top boys were Ashton Forbes,
eral assembly activities. The picture shows Denise Gadsby, Music Teacher, Mr. Hardy try degree.
and Sabrina Russell, Vice-Principal. Everyone says, "Thank you so much, Mr. Hardy." While the class was taking place on Please see School Page 23
January 21-23, Dr. Dan visited Abaco that


The Ritz-Carlton Company is a world renowned luxury brand known
for providing legendary service to its customers and members. Provid-
ing legendary service would not be possible, however, without"The Most
Important Resource" in our service commitment to our Members/Guests
and that is "The Ladies & Gentlemen" that we employ who are selected
because they represent the Top 1 percent of Hospitality Professionals in
Abaco, The Bahamas, and other countries around the world.
Recently the Human Resources Department & Management Team
established a new program that we refer to as Jewels & Leaders of
The Week. This program is our own unique way of recognizing and
celebrating all of the Ladies & Gentlemen who have made an excep-
tional contribution to"Creating Unique, Memorable, and Personal Experi-


ences"for our Members & Guests and each other each week. These Ladies
& Gentlemen really "Get It," understand and grasp the concepts of The
Company's Gold Standards, which is our service culture, and demonstrate
how to go about enlivening the Gold Standards.
Please join us as we introduce and extend"First Class" recognition and
congratulations to all of the January 2011 Jewels and Leaders who have
inspired us and strengthened our pride to be Ritz-Carlton.
Thank you all for enlivening our Gold Standards and demonstrating
that you get what it means to be Ritz-Carlton and delivering legendary
experiences. We are confident that because of each and every one of you
that our Members & Guests cannot imagine a world without Ritz-Carlton
& The Abaco Club on Winding Bay!


Ritz-Carlton Honours Its January 2011 Jewels and Leaders


Leader Bernadette Hepburn, Human Resources
Manager:
AKA "Bunny" for
what we have
coined "A Slam
Dunk Experience"
provided to our
Ritz-Carlton Des-
tination Members
who looked forward to getting married during their
trip and despite making their own arrangements they
experienced a huge disappointment. The "Bunny"in-
tercepted and resolved to their surprise on their date
of departure. Thank you for owning and immediately
resolving our member's problems Bernadette!
Jewel Brent Bass, Loss Prevention, Supervisor:
AKA, "Mr. Clutch" has proven that he is capable of
rendering first
class first re-
sponder assistance
and genuine care
when dispatched
for medical emer-
gencies to cater to
our members and
guests on site. We are confident that we can rely on
Brent Bass when we need a positive catalyst to set
things in motion with the right amount of power to
engage and resolve a challenge! First Class Brent and
thank you for your commitment!


Leader George "Arli" Forbes, Loss Prevention Man-
ager:
AKA"Arli"our Ambas-
sador for "Protecting
the privacy and secu-
rity of our guests, my
fellow employees and
the company's confi-
'dential information
and assets" and ensuring that all Ladies & Gentlemen
know the important role they play in promoting a safe
and accident free work environment. Mr. Forbes is also
recognized for his ability to consistently "Meet & Beat"
the deadlines and his commitment to his discipline.
Thank you for all you do Sir Arli!
Jewel Lydia Mills, Member Experience Concierge:
Her name means noble kind or of the noble sort and very
fitting for a true lady.
Lydia Mills also played
an instrumental role
along with Bernadette
Hepburn when our
Ritz-Carlton Destina-
tion Members almost
faced the reality of
not being married here in Abaco during their recent visit.
Lydia and Bernadette combined forces and owned and
immediately resolved our member's problem. Thank you
for making this happen Lydia!


Leader Brucely Cornish, Assistant Director of Finance:
AKA "Supa" for in-
vesting a significant
amount of time and
focus to creating a
spreadsheet to fa-
cilitate the managers
with managing their
budgets and control-
ling their expenses. We look forward to reaping the
benefits of this notable tool and"Maximizing profits and
implementing sustainable efficiencies thanks to Brucely!

Jewel Lena Pratt, Housekeeping Supervisor:
Demonstrated that she can communicate with a sense
of urgency when it comes to meeting and fulfilling the
expressed wishes of our Member & Guests. This young
lady has proven that she is capable of pulling up her
sleeves to lead by ex-
ample and jump into
action to prepare any
unit that she inspects
based on the stan-
dards. Thank you for
following through on
your commitment to
provide uncompromising levels of cleanliness and creat-
ing a safe and accident free work environment. You are
simply the best Lena!


Jewel Nadia Stuart, Room Attendant:
Demonstrated that
she is very attentive
to meeting and ex-
ceeding needs of our
members. Thanks
for keeping your ra-
dar on and antenna
up to deliver on the
expressed & unexpressed wishes and needs of our
members. Way to follow up and follow through Nadia!
Jewel Anton Lockhart, Repairs & Maintenance
Technician:
Demonstrated that not only should he attend to the techni-
cal needs in the member/guest accommodationsas required
by his job function but that he is also responsible for provid-
ing uncompromising levels of cleanliness and creating a
safe and accident free
work environment. So
he joined forces with
Lena Pratt while do-
ing some work in the
same unit to ensure
that it was surgically
cleaned for the arriv-
ing guests who had made a special request to be moved to
this unit. Great tag team and superb way to create an envi-
ronment of teamwork so that the needs of our members,
guests, and each otherare met. A true gentleman thank you
for your commitment to the gold standards Anton!






February 15, 2011


The Abaconian Section B Page 17


Police present annual 2010 Year in Review


By Canishka Alexander
The officers of the Royal Bahamas Po-
lice Force's Abaco District commenced
their Year in Review for 2010 meeting at
the Dundas Town Burial Society on Janu-
ary 19. Supt. Noel Curry, ASP Bruce Ar-
nett, and Insp. Gregory Barr set the tone
of the meeting before turning it over to the
officers for their individual presentations.
Supt. Curry commended Sgt. Jeremy
Henfield, O/C Road Traffic Management
Division. In spite of Sgt. Henfield's wife
being ill, the officer had still prepared a
report for the meeting and was there to
present it.
According to Sgt. Henfield's report,
most traffic-related accidents resulted in 56
percent in damages, 25 percent in injuries,
and a lower percentage related to hit and
run incidences and fatalities. Most accidents
occurred among those aged 25 to 40, be-
tween 2 p.m. and 10 p.m., and on Fridays.
A three-year study revealed that more ac-
cidents occurred in 2008 than 2010. Don
MacKay Boulevard averaged the most ac-
cidents than any other area on Abaco.
Accidents were frequently caused be-
cause of a driver's inattention to details,
speeding, drinking and driving, failing to
yield, tailgating, and in some instances,
road conditions and vehicle maintenance.
Det. Sgt. Christopher Farquharson of the
Central Detective Unit (CDU) reported that
of the 265 major crimes recorded, 104 were
solved and 161 were still pending. This
translated into 40 percent of those crimes
being solved. For crimes against persons
they experienced a solvability rate of 79
percent. There was a 34 percent solvability
rate for crimes against property, and 100
percent conviction rate with drug arrests.
The CDU's crime prevention initiatives
included a series of seminars on robbery
and sexual harassment and search warrants


executions. Matters of significance includ-
ed the Barefoot Bandit incident, the mur-
ders of Arah Brown and Stanley Saintvil
and the robbery of Island Luck Caf6.
Det. Sgt. Farquharson suggested the
need of four vehicles, a larger office space,
their own armory, supplies and an AFIS
and Live-Scan Fingerprint Identification
system to meet the increasing demands of
the CDU
Sgt. Derek Ferguson, second in charge
of the North Abaco District, said that house-
breaking was their main concern. With a 49
percent detection rate with regard to crimes
against property, and 69 percent against a
person, they had a good detection rate over-
all. Their objectives were to partner with
their community and business owners and
to create youth programs.
Sgt. Ferguson added that they were also
looking to improve their younger officers
and to partner with boat owners and boat op-
erators to prevent boat thefts. However, they
need an increase in manpower and vehicles.
It was a sentiment echoed by many of the of-
ficers representing various departments.
Roscoe Thompson, chairman of the
Marsh Harbour and Spring City Town
Committee, questioned how police officers
were able to adequately function without
the proper resources.
Supt. Curry has asked for more resources
in terms of human and vehicular. He con-
gratulated the officers for their good com-
munity effort. He acknowledged the assis-
tance of Sub. Lt. McQueen and the officers
of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
Sgt. Ashley Hepburn, who is stationed
at the Marsh Harbour Police Station, said
that most of the crimes dealt with in his
department were domestic. With respect to
crimes committed during July to December
of 2010, they were successful in closing
64 percent of the cases involving stealing


Fishermen's poverty

level is assessed


By Timothy Roberts
In August 2010 The Bahamas began a
survey to determine poverty levels in fish-
ing communities.
Ten countries in the CARICOM region
were selected to participate in the program
which aims to measure the social and eco-
nomic status of fishing communities. Pov-
erty levels will be measured against United
Nations standards and include items such
as access to basic utilities like electricity,
potable water and phone service and even
whether a fisherman has access to in-home
bathroom facilities.
Fishermen across Abaco as well as nine
other islands have been interviewed as well
as 11 processing plants. The Department
of Marine Resources has been tasked with
compiling the data having interviewed 105
fishermen, 25 of whom were Abaconians.
The recorded data will be sent to Spain
for analysis, after which recommendations
will be made to each country based on the
information obtained from the surveys.
For countries that have fisherman below
the poverty line, they will share ideas on
how to raise their standard of living while
areas that are above the poverty line will
likely receive recommendations on how
to address complaints and difficulties that
consistently appeared in the survey.
Jeremie Saunders, Fisheries Department
head on Abaco, said The Bahamas govern-
ment, due to the uniqueness of the archi-
pelago among the participating nations,
plans to request separate assessments of
each island surveyed within the country.
Mr. Saunders expects that the results
will likely be available for review by the
government by later this year.


This study is a joint venture sponsored
by the Kingdom of Spain through CARI-
COM and the Caribbean Regional Fisher-
ies Mechanism.


from a person. Other cases involved threats
of harm, assaults, crimes against property,
requests for police assistance, stealing
from a vehicle, minor stealing, warnings,
counterfeit currency, missing persons inci-
dents and domestic disturbances.
Sgt. Rachel Metelus gave a history on
community policing before giving her re-
port. By engaging a number of partners
throughout the community, crime watch
groups were established in a number of
communities and several walkabouts, com-


munity and school visits, and speaking
engagements were carried out. Senior citi-
zens were visited and received donations
from the officers.
Sgt. Paul Johnson, officer in charge
of Fire Services for the Abaco District,
promised to visit schools more often and
commended the work of the volunteer fire-
fighters. He did approximately 100 inspec-
tions of hotels and business and carried out
a number of drills at several places includ-
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Possession of Dangerous Drugs / Re-
sisting Arrest & Obscene Language - On
January 26 a Mount Hope resident was ar-
rested after he was found to have a sub-
stance believed to be marijuana. He had
thrown a plastic bag in the bushes when he
was questioned.
Threats of Death / Disorderly Behav-
iour & Obscene Language - On January
28 the suspect arrested on possession of
dangerous drugs made death threats against
a police officer while he was in custody
that he would carry out when released. He
was charged with additional offences.
Drowning - On January 30 a resident of
Idaho was snorkeling off Guana Cay when
it was noticed that he was having difficul-
ties. He got into shallow water near the
shore where he was assisted to shore. He
said that he was not feeling well and lay on
the sand. A short time later he was unre-
sponsive despite CPR. His body was taken
to Marsh Harbour and officers took it to
the morgue at the Marsh Harbour govern-
ment clinic until it could be taken to Nas-
sau for an autopsy.
Possession of Dangerous Drugs - On
January 28 a resident of Sandy Point was
arrested in Dundas Town when he was
found to have six grams of suspected
drugs. He was later released on bail until
court on February 7.
Stealing - On January 31 someone stole
a utility trailed from behind a building in
central Marsh Harbour. Later it was dis-
covered that a heavy duty pump was also
stolen. The trailer was valued at $1200 and
the pump at $4000.
Stolen Boat (Recovered) - On Febru-
ary 2 a 26-foot Dusky boat with a 250 HP
Yamaha outboard engine was stolen from


the harbour of Marsh Harbour. It was later
recovered in the area of Commissioner's
Hill in Marsh Harbour intact.
House-breaking & Stealing - On Feb-
ruary 4 a resident of Murphy Town report-
ed someone broke into his house and stole
a 32-inch television valued at $685, several
pairs of tennis shoes valued at $785 and
five jackets valued at $545. He suspected
his ex-roommate. When questioned, his
ex-roommate stated that he saw a man es-
cape through a rear door and leave on a
track road.
Stolen Boat (Recovered) - On February
6 a 26 foot Mako with a 225 HP Yamaha
outboard engine was stolen from a dock
in Marsh Harbour. The boat was recov-
ered by the Police Marine Patrol Unit near
Foots Cay with minor damages.
Moving Vehicle without Owner's
Consent - On February 5 a golf cart was
taken from where it was parked at a resort.
It was later discovered in the water by the
Guana Cay government dock. It was val-
ued at $13,000
Bomb Threats Reported - On February
4 the vice principal of Abaco's largest high
school reported that graffiti on the wall of
the male bathroom stated, "School Gerin
Blow Up February 9."
[Editor's note: No incident took place
on February 9.]
Assault - On February 5 a resident
of Spring City reported that she and her
daughter were attached by her sister and
brother- in-law who beat them about the
body while they were at a cookout in
Spring City.
Stealing - On February 8 a resident of
Crown Haven reported that someone stole
a gold hand chain valued at $400 and his


girlfriend's hand chain while his truck was
parked on the road by the new government
complex. He named a person he suspected.
Stealing - On February 8 a visitor re-
ported that his dinghy and 2.5 hp Suzuki
engine attached were stolen from a ma-
rina in Marsh Harbour. Total value was
$1472.22.
House Breaking & Stealing - On Feb-
ruary 8 a house of a second homeowner in


Great Cistern was broken into and a tele-
vision, microwave, DVD player and VHF
radio were missing.
Vagrancy - On February 8 three resi-
dents of New Providence were arrested in
a room at a guest house in Marsh harbour.
A search of their possession revealed a
GPS, a chart of the Bahamas, three fuel
hoses and other marine apparatus.


your Health

Consider long and hard

before wanting a hospital


By Dr. James D. Hull
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre
I want to continue on the theme of my
last article. I have had many questions
about a hospital on Abaco, mini or other-
wise.
There are a few questions all Abaconi-
ans need to focus on. What do you want
this hospital to do? How much money will
be spent to achieve those goals? What is
more important quality or convenient med-
ical care? The care that is provided by a
hospital is not done by the building but by
the staff. I will assume we all want quality
medicine for our families. Based on that
fact, let's look at one of the most common
activities that may happen in this hospital:
child birth.
The first autopsy I was involved in was
of a 16-year-old who died during child
birth. Childbirth was at one time one of the
most common causes of death in women.
Most births happen with no complications.
But complications happen, and when they
do, the response of the medical team is
very important.
Here is one case that occurred in Nassau
- the mother was progressing well in her
delivery when the baby developed prob-
lems. It was important to do emergency
surgery to save the baby. In surgery the
mother started to bleed too much so she
needed blood which brings me to our first
problem - a blood bank. A blood bank is


a costly entity to run properly and to keep
stocked. I have my doubts that it can be
done on Abaco. To help control the bleed-
ing another obstetrician had to be called
in to assist in the surgery. Then another
problem happened -the ureter was cut by
accident which is the tube that connects the
kidney to the bladder. A kidney doctor had
to be called in to fix the problem. In Nas-
sau this woman and her child survived. On
Abaco they probably would not have lived.
We will not have competent, constant
surgical back-up and a blood bank, all of
which are costly and difficult to maintain.
This is just one of many examples of what
can go wrong in a small hospital that is
poorly equipped and staffed.
We should focus on what we need in
Abaco - high quality general practice clin-
ics and emergency care coupled with a
reliable and affordable evacuation system.
In The Bahamas we like to reinvent the
wheel. But countries like Canada that have
many rural communities like Abaco have
already designed systems to provide care
for their people. They do not put CT scans
and hospitals in each community; quality
is their goal not convenience. We should
look to their models and modify them to fit
what we need on Abaco.
Once again, Abaco should have a plan
created that works for us and not just some
system that is patched together for political
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News of the Cays


Elbow Cay Zoning
and Ordinances
White Paper
By Timothy Roberts
The Elbow Cay Zoning and Ordinanc-
es Committee received mostly favorable
feedback from residents as the members
revealed the first draft of the Zoning and
Ordinances white paper at a town meeting
on February 2 at the Hope Town Harbour
lodge.
Jeremy Sweeting, Chief Councillor of
the Hope Town District Council, present-
ed the white paper to the residents, ex-
plaining that this draft is "being presented
to you tonight for discussion, to seek your
feedback, to see if there is anything you
wish to add or subtract before the final
draft. We want to weed out all the flaws,"
he said. He added that they want to perfect
the document so that when the document
is voted on there are "zero reservations."
Mr. Sweeting brought up the issue of
no motor vehicles being allowed beyond
the Methodist Church in Hope Town, a
topic that has spawned some contention in
the past. At present it is illegal to drive
through the historic district of Hope Town;
however, numerous vehicles go through
town every day. Not only is this against the
law, it also voids insurance claims within
the area should an accident occur.
The audience appeared a bit divided on the
subject. It was said that a separate committee
should be formed to address the issue.
Mr. Sweeting read through the white
paper and took questions on different as-
pects of the proposed bylaws. He indi-
cated that there would be a zoning board


that would be separate from the Coun-
cil, whose stamp would be as necessary
as a Ministry of Works or Department
of Health stamp in seeking approvals of
plans on Elbow Cay.
Within the zoning section of the pro-
posed bylaws there was a provision for
"Special Permits" which would allow
buildings not categorized for the specified
zone to receive permission to build. Some
felt the idea was good, though it should be
limited and not "handed out like candy,"
while others thought it would "open up
a can of worms" unless clearly defined.
It was suggested that the permit be made
available only for buildings that would be
beneficial for the community.
Concerns for the aesthetic look and feel
of the historic district will be addressed by
the zoning board, Mr. Sweeting said, and
they will have in place a set of rules and
regulations in order to preserve the Loyal-
ist architecture Hope Town is known for.
The white paper addressed docks, piers
and groins, restricting them from being
built across beaches and regulating how
they are to be built. The paper touched on
waste management.
Mr. Sweeting said the voting will be
done on each chapter of the white paper,
allowing what is acceptable to the majority
to pass. He encouraged Bahamian voters to
register to be able to vote.
The public has been given three weeks
to review the document which is avail-
able online at www.hopetowncouncil.com.
They can email or write suggestions, addi-
tions and subtractions so the white paper
can be edited, amended and put to vote in
short order.


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Jeremy Sweeting chaired a meeting of Elbow Cay residents that considered a white paper
on zoning and ordinances. A committee had prepared the paper and this was a time for
residents to hear it and discuss it. The committee will accept suggestions for three weeks
before the final draft will be written. It will then be voted on by registered voters. If it is
accepted, it will have to go through a process with central government to make it legal.

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By Chana Albury
It looks like Man-O-War museum is go-
ing to be a reality. But we are a long way
from finished. We have a location, but it
is less than perfect. It needs lots of TLC,
to say the least. But that's to be expected
with a building over 100 years old. So with
a location, the reality of a proper museum
is finally coming to fruition. The items to
go on display are being collected slowly
but surely. It's still early though, so I am
hoping to have at least as many items as we
did for the last Sojer Day. The beauty of
collecting items this time is they can now
stay on display after the official opening on


Sojer Day on April 2.
In order to make this a success we need
donations of all kinds. First and foremost,
we need donations of items to be displayed.
Often times people don't realize the histor-
ical value in the things they have in their
homes or think what they have is junk and
nobody would appreciate it. Definitely not
true. Most of those things have great value
to local historians and museums. So we are
looking for donations of items and not just
from local people living on Man-O-War. If
you no longer live on Man-O-War or have
never lived here for that matter and have
something to donate, let us know. Let us


be the judge if it has historical value or not.
Things like kitchen items, dishes, tools,
furniture, photos, clothing, toys, knick-
knacks, books, costume jewelry, coins,
letters, post cards, linens, etc.
Next is a donation of time. Repairs
need to be made. We will be painting the
building soon and need all hands on deck.
The date for painting will be announced.
We need to beautify the garden as well.
The Man-O-War Garden Club has gener-
ously offered to help with that. The mem-
bers are accumulating plants authentic to
the era of the building and any donations in
that department would be gladly received.
They will be planting after the painting is
completed.


And lastly, we need money. What or-
ganization doesn't. We have to paint the
building and make some serious repairs.
The roof leaks in spots, a couple of shut-
ters need to be replaced and the floor is
caving in places. And unfortunately, we
need money to do that. We have had a
couple of donations, but the cost of repairs
surpasses the donations.
It is a monumental undertaking but
one well worth the time, effort and mon-
ey involved. If you can help with any of
these things, please call Chana Albury at
356-6599 or stop by Wood You in Marsh
Harbour and talk to me there. With your
donations, we can officially open the first
Man-O-War Historical Museum.


Abaconians participated

in Nassau Marathon


This is a 100-year old house in Man-O-War that the owner is agreeing to be made into
a museum. Much work has to be done to it before it is appropriate. But residents are
already busy working to make repairs before the town celebrates Sojer Day on April 2. A
man can be seen scraping paint preparatory to painting. The committee is asking for old
items of all kinds that they can include in their displays.


By Mirella Santillo
Four hundred people participated the
annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure Half-
marathon in Nassau, among them seven
Abaconians who traveled to Nassau for
the race held on January 16th. Brent and
Lana Cartwright, Kristin Williams, Lind-
sey Boarse, Bianca Eldon, Diane Clar-
idge and Chalotte Dunn did very well as
all came back home with medals for run-
ning the 13.1 miles in record time. Brent
Cartwright finished the race comprised of
Bahamians, Americans, Canadians and
Germans in 2 hrs 48 min. His wife, Layna
Cartwright, and Lindsey Boarse took a few


more minutes, 2 hrs 55 min.
According to Mr. Cartwright, it was
one of the best organized events in which
he has participated. Sponsored by Sunshine
Insurance Company, the course offered
water stations every two miles with Ga-
torade at every other station. Three medi-
cal stations and port-a-johns were located
along the way.
One hundred twenty-five more people
participated in the full marathon, 26 miles,
with five people finishing the full race.
There was also a five kilometer event.
The Susan G. Komen Marathon is a fund
raising event to support cancer research.


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The Abaconian


Section B Page 21


Project Read Abaco trains first group of tutors


By Mirella Santillo
A project of Simmone Bowe Mullings is
to promote literacy on Abaco by creating
Project Read Abaco and it is finally get-
ting underway. A few months ago, after
creating Horizons Academy with Hori-
zons Development Group, she explained
her cause to the Rotary Club of Abaco.
Literacy has always been a priority topic
for Rotary International. The first Project
Read Bahamas was started by the Rotary
Club of East Nassau in 1991 and is now
an independent non-profit organization.
As a Rotarian promoting the philosophy of
Rotary International, she was assisted by
Jo-Ann Bradley, President Elect for 2011-
2012, who applied for funding within the
District to help with expenses..
On January 21- 22 a training workshop
for reading tutors was organized at the
Chamber of Commerce office in Marsh


Harbour. Mrs. Arthurlue Rahming, Ad-
ministrator of Read Bahamas was the in-
structor.
Eighteen people, among them teachers,
professionals and home makers, attended
the seminar to be trained as reading tutors.
During three hours on Friday evening and
five hours on Saturday they learned how
to use the phonetic and visual aids they
will need to teach youths and adults how
to read. The trainees are still preparing for
the graduation that will take place on Feb-
ruary 18.
A venue and funding were two major
issues to resolve. Mrs. Mullings is in the
process leasing space in Memorial Plaza.
Sponsors including the Rotary Club of
Abaco, the Conch Inn, the Chamber of
Commerce and individuals and prospective
tutors contributed to the expenses of the
first training workshop. But more funds

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are needed to cover the cost of ongoing
training, as the aim is to open reading cen-
ters throughout the island and to buy books
for students, material for instructors and to
cover running expenses.
The reading tutoring will consist of two
hours weekly and will take place in a pri-
vate cubicle to insure the privacy of the
students. Meeting time will be arranged di-
rectly by student and tutor. The organizers
of Read Abaco want to work with people
to offer them the utmost privacy.
"Reading is only a building block," said
Mrs. Mullings. As their reading skills im-
prove, the students will be offered more


advanced programs in elementary writing,
business writing, computer skills, work
readiness and professionalism.
Project Read Abaco will eventually be
set up as a non-profit organization when
funds become available. In the meantime
a steering committee has been formed
among the tutors to run the program. The
students will be charged a one-time fee to
cover book expenses, but there is no limit
on how long it might take a person to learn
how to read and tutoring will continue re-
gardless of how long it takes.
Project Read Abaco is scheduled to be-
gin at the end of February.


Reat Estate Review


The dangers of overpricing


in a competitive market


A group of 18 took an eight-hour course to learn to teach reading to adults. A woman
came from Let's Read Bahamas in Nassau to do the training. These tutors will now be
prepared work in reading centers that will be in various communities. The Project Read
Abaco is a project of Simmone Mullings, who wants to make a difference in the lives of
the people on Abaco. After they learn to read, Mrs. Mullings will teach further skills.


By Kathleen Albury
When a property is overpriced, win-
dows of opportunity are missed.
An overpriced property discourages
prospective buyers from making offers
since the difference between the asking
price and the market price becomes sub-
stantial.
Salespeople lose interest in property that
is overpriced. They do not spend as much
time in moving the property as they would
if it was priced right.
Overpriced properties fail to attract
qualified buyers; however, they attract
"wrong" buyers.
Salespeople avoid showing overpriced
properties in order not to lose credibility
with their buyers. Sometimes, however
they will show the overpriced property and
use it as a "pinball" property, which they
use to sell the buyer a competitively priced


property.
Financial institutions and mortgage
companies finance only a percentage of the
real value of the property. If this property
is overpriced, they usually will not do any
financing at all, thus reducing the num-
ber of qualified buyers that can afford the
property.
Eventually, market interest in the over-
priced property completely declines. As
this stage is reached, the sellers become
desperate and would sell at any price. In
the meantime, they must bear the mainte-
nance and holding costs. The net result is
that the sellers would get much less then
what they could have if the property was
correctly priced in the first place. To find
out what your property is worth, you can
have your property appraised or seek out a
licensed real estate professional to prepare
a Comparative Market Analysis.


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monthly rate (long term) $1000. Call for more
info 475-1892 or 366-3058
Central Pines Sub, charming and delightful
3 bed/2 bath apartment w/central A/C. Avail-
able semi-furnished or fully furnished. Serious
inquiries only. Call 558-6737 or 432-6831
Hope Town, Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal
for special occasions, reunions, honeymoons.
Hope Town Hideaways 242-366-0224 or
www.hopetown.com
Leisure Lee, 2 bed/lbath cottage on canal,
new 50' dock, furnished, washer/dryer, great
views. $1,500 a month. Call 365-8902
Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/i
bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier,
water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at
367-2660


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Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt, 2 bed/2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 577-
5086 after 5 p.m
Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 1 bath, fully fur-
nished, A/C, ready to move in. Call for avail-
ability. 475-8152
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores. Sea to Sea.
3 bed/3 bath, central A/C, dock with boat lift.
All amenities for long/short term rental. Call
367-0124 or 475-1279
Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard Villas 2 bed
1 bath apartment, fully equipped. Daily rate
$175, weekly rate $1000. Monthly rates also
available. Call 357-6868
Marsh Harbour, Mermaid Reef Villas, Lux-
ury 5 star, waterfront, 2 bed, 2 bath villas. Pel-
ican Shores. Daily rate $500, or weekly rate
$3000. Brochures available. Call 357.6868
Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Village,
lbed/lbath Apt and 2 bed/lbath private home.
Call Lydia at 577-0016 or 367-3529

Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2.5 bath, fully fur-
nished, very spacious, harbour view, near
restaurants, washer & dryer, A/C. $1500/mo.
call 376-2252 or 367-2431
Murphy Town, Shell Rd. Two bedroom, 1.5
bath townhouse. Fully furnished, $900 per
month. Call 242-445-2498 or 242-323-8000
Treasure Cay, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath villa, un-
furnished. Call 365-4105


Baker's Creek, on mainland Abaco, 100 x
120, Lot 37, good elevation, all underground
utilities. $82,500 call Don Albury 365-6149
home or 365-6086 work
Little Abaco, waterfront lot for $20,000. Call
366-0797 or 242-427-5316
Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com


Murphy Town, fully renovated duplex. 3
bed/2bath and 1 bedroom unit with patio and
porch. Contact 577-0580, 475-5158 or 367-
7034
Murphy Town, Triplex, Three-two bed, 1.5
bath townhouse building, located end of Mur-
phy Town. Appraised for 375K, asking $349K.
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111' dock, boat lift, davits, cleaning station,
& 26' Mako with twin Yamaha 150, 4-stroke;
$375,000. Call 305-245-6043 or hquinl902@
gmail.com


Treasure Cay, Sand Dollar Condos. Located
at the center of beautiful Treasure Cay beach.
Newly remodeled, furnished 2 bed, 2 bath.
$399,500. Call 242-365-8499, 540-420-4115
or email lakecare@embarqmail.com
Treasure Cay, Pineapple Point Resort. Exclu-
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dos & 4 bedroom, all with deep water docks
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info.


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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian


Chalk Art Festival


brings out hidden talents


By Mirella Santillo
The second annual Rotary-sponsored
Chalk Art Festival took place this year at
the Abaco Beach Hotel. Although it was
held simultaneously with the Bahamas Na-
tional Trust's Art for the Parks fund rais-
ing function, it was a separate event.
The Chalk Art Festival, too, was a fund
raising event aimed at collecting money to
support the Roteract Convention to be held
at the end of February. However, it has
become more than a way to raise money. It
turned into a social gathering and a fun way
to spend a couple of hours with friends and
family members in a creative atmosphere.
Corporate businesses and individuals
were again contacted to support the project
by donating $100. In return, an artist was
to draw a chalk creation on their behalf to
be judged. The artists producing the most
original or the most entertaining draw-
ings as well as the one producing the best
overall were awarded with a recognition
plaque.
That morning 29 people of all ages, but
mostly young students, were assiduously
drawing on the sidewalk with large pieces
of colored chalks. Most of the artists were
students from the Interact Clubs of St.
Francis de Sales School and Forest Heights
Academy, but parents with younger kids or
artists appointed by the business they rep-
resented also participated.
When the contest ended around noon,
the sidewalk was turned in to a most color-
ful scene.


Three members of the Royal Marsh
Harbour Yacht Club, Robert Wieczorek,
David Hurd and Caroline Wilson, volun-
teered to be the judges. After a few mo-
ments of deliberation, they rendered their
verdict.
An amazing portrait of Mother Theresa


by last year's
again as the
overall win-
ner. He rep-
resented 3
D's Signs.
In second
place over-
all came
the team of
Monalisa


winner put Zyandric Jones


:


Brown and Sebastian Andrews.
In the most entertaining category, they
found Ivana Gaitor representing Snappas
to be in first place followed by Martysta
Turnquest for the Island Veterinary Clinic.
The most original creation was awarded
to Kate Sim sponsored by Higgs and John-
son. The second place went to Kyle Pin-
der, sponsored by Pinder Plumbing.
Ten businesses which donated last year
could not contribute this year because of
the economic situation. But the Art Chalk
Festival raise close to $3,000, short of the
$4,000 needed to fund the youth confer-
ence. But there is still time before the end
of the month for the Rotary Club of Abaco
to organize another fund raising event to
come up with the balance.


1me winner of tne CLnalk Art estival was zyananc Jones, wno arew a very expressive
portrait of Mother Teresa. Sh,.w'i are lan Carroll, Zyandric, Lil' Bill Albury, Rotary
President and Desmond Bootle of 3 D's signs who sponsored the painting.


Marine-related businesses through-
out Abaco are gearing up for the Abaco
Marine Flea Market taking place March
26 and 27 at the Treasure Cay Primary
School. Over time, all marine businesses
build up excess inventory and used items
that they acquire as a result of trades for
new products. The Marine Flea Market is
a great way to liquidate this type of ac-
cumulated merchandise, and it means real
savings on all sorts of marine equipment,
sailing gear, used boats, fishing tackle,
diving gear and nautical artwork.
The Abaco Marine Flea Market offers
an informal, almost party-like, atmosphere
where thousands of boating-related items
and nautical works of art are bought and
sold through a system of "dickering and
dealing" at a fraction of their original val-
ue. In addition, shoppers can enjoy a wide
variety of Bahamian food and beverages
while they wonder the ballfield in search
of a wind scoop or spare propeller.
For many, the Marine Flea Market will
be a great opportunity to clean out the ga-




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This is one of the items that will be offered
for sale at the Marine Flea Market in Trea-
sure Cay on March 26-27. Prices will be
greatly reduced. Bargains will be waiting.


rage or storage shed and turn that old, no-
longer used dinghy and dock box into cash.
One Marsh Harbour resident said, "I've
collected enough boat parts and fishing
tackle to fill my storage shed. I promised
my wife that I would use the Marine Flea
Market clear out the storage area. Some-
body's going to get a number of great bar-
gains." For those that have a limited num-
ber of items to be sold, there are several
persons that will sell marine objects on a
consignment basis.
Marine Flea Market organizer, Donnie
Albury said, "We anticipate having a wide
variety of used boats on display where in-
terested people can see the boats, talk with
the owners and, hopefully, make a deal."
The Abaco Marine Flea Market is ac-
tively registering vendors interested in
selling only items used for boating, sail-
ing, cruising, diving and fishing. Nautical
art and jewelry vendors are encouraged as
well. A limited number of spaces for res-
taurant food vendors are remaining.
Mr. Albury said, "The list of vendors
is growing daily and now includes Abaco
Outboards, Abaco Suzuki, DNR Sports
Bar, EPYON Technologies, Island Boy
Tackle, Marsh Harbour Boat Yards and
Treasure Divers. A number of private
individuals that have garages full of used
fishing tackle or diving gear have reserved
vendor spaces." Preregistration for all
vendors is required.
The Abaco Marine Flea Market will
benefit the Rosemary Roberts Library in
Treasure Cay and is patterned after the
world famous Dania Marine Flea Market.
To accommodate both vendors from out of
the area and visitors to the event, Treasure
Cay Resort is offering special Abaco Ma-
rine Flea Market rates for rooms and slips.
The Abaco Marine Flea Market web-
site, www.abacomarinefleamarket.com,
is very informative and includes a layout
of the event and Vendor Space Request
Forms for restaurant food vendors and
merchandise vendors. If you have specific
questions, contact Donnie Albury at 242-
427-0412 or Al Behrendt at 375-8217 or
email: albehrendt@oii.net.


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The Abaconian Section B Page 23


The Ranger program of the Bahamas
National Defence Force is for high school
students, both boys and girls, to teach dis-
cipline and prepare them for eventual ca-
reers in the Defence Force. The program
was introduced only recently on Abaco.
The program is offered at three school,
Abaco Central High School, S.C. Bootle
High School and on Green Turtle Cay. The


program is already quite popular.
Activities of the Rangers include march-
ing drills and field trips along with some
studies.
The Defence foce officers on Abaco
are helping the young people raise money
that will go toward uniforms. The cost of
the entire uniform including boots is about
$155.


Rangers raise money


with a car wash


School From Page 16

Austron Johnson, Simon Senat and Shane
Jones. Another familiar name was the top
girl, Sasha Davis.
New stars appeared, too. Coach Patrice
Charles was particularly impressed with
the performance of Nicholas Darville, An-
thony McDonald and Woodley Jean.
Among the girls Kavantia Reckley needs
to be noted for the most points along with


Rangers play as well as work


A group of Rangers from Central Abaco held a car wash in the AID parking lot on Janu-
ary 29. The day before they were at the traffic light with their five-gallon jugs raising
money.


After the car wash, the Defence Force officers and the Rangers had a waterfight that
they all enjoyed.


Items for Sale. Commercial Services. Cars & Boats


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2003 Buick Century, Power everything,
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2010 SYM Jet motorcycle, pre-owned, 125cc,
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475-8117
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ITEMllS FOR SALE


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Yamaha, Performance trailer, tarp, three
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17' Offshore Whaler, 50 HP Mercury engine,
low hrs. Good Condition, runs great, $6,500.
Call 366-3020


19' Bayliner w/ cabin (toilet) 120HP Mercu
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seats, good condition. DUTY PAID $14,500
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23' Parker, center console, 1996 model with
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26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
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220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
well, hydraulic steering, VHF, depth finder
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bow platform, all cushions, extensive dry stor-
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15K. Call 242-366-0122 or 242-577-0722


29' Bayliner 285 Cruiser, 2006 50 hrs, GPS,
VHF, A/C, heat, battery charger, stereo,
holding tank, power steering, shore power,
trim tabs, water heater, windlass, microwave,
frige, stove, shower, arch, swimladder, swim
platform, Transom shower, Bimini top, camp-
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51' Island Hopper, 1990, CAT 3208 engine.
Garmin GPS/Chart Plotter. Furuno Depth
Sounder. Great work or fishing boat. Excel-
lent condition, runs great, cruises at 25mph.
DUTY PAID. Can be seen at Marsh Harbour
Boat Yard. Make offer. Leave message 242-
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"Homefrys"


36' Catalina Sloop, 1987, in excellent condi-
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Hanequia Russell and Vanessa d"Haiti.
Coach Charles thought there was a great
atmosphere this year during the three day-
event. The performances in the intra-house
track and field competition usually give an
idea of which students could be chosen to
travel to Nassau for the nationals competi-
tion.
The inter-schools competition which is
to take place on February 16 and 17 will
reinforce that choice.








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The Abaconian


February 15, 2011


LUXURY HOMES * PRIVATE ISLANDS * BEACHFRONT PROPERTY * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT * APPRAISALS


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Sea View Cottage is a stunningly well designed waterfront home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, fireplace and spacious
porches, A total of 2,000 sq. ft. and 105 ft of pristine waterfront, Steps away to beautiful beaches and just North of the fa-
mous'*Cracker P's Bar & Grill", Included is a private dock slip. Contact Robbie Bethel for more information at T (242) 366
0700, C: (242) 577 8533, or Email: robbie@hgchristie.com. $880,000. Ref. AS 11450


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WINDING BAY
Stunning estate residence located
on Ritz-Carlton's golf course. 9,970
sq. ft. with 7 bedrooms & 8.5 baths.
$7,950,000. Ref. AS11098


ELBOW CAY
19,974 sq. ft. lot with 120 ft. of beach
includes foundation for a 2,600 sq.
ft., 4 bedroom home.
$399,500. Ref. AS11568


GREAT ABACO CU B, MARSH HARBOU R
Luxuriously furnished, 4 bedroom, 4
bath canalfront home with pool in
this gated community.
$1,199,000. Ref. AS10843


REDUCED| ELBOW CAY: Even more affordable - 9,826 sq. ft. in Little PointSubdivision. $79,900.
Ref. AS11492
NEWI WINDING BAY: 1.6 acres with 200ft. of gorgeous beachfront. $1,500,000. Ref. AS10803
TREASURE CAY: 10,000 sq. ft. lot located near the stunning beach, golf course, marina and
restaurants. Starting at $79,000. Ref. AS11385 orAS11387
DORROS COVE: This half acre lot is one of the few properties available in this coveted private
residential area on Elbow Cay. Great elevations and nextto Tahiti Beach. $364,000. Ref. PS10577
GUMELEMI RIDGE: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot in Elbow Cay. $120,000. Ref. PS10603
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 8,660 sq. ft. beachfront lot with 80 ft. of beachfront, lush tropical land-
scaping and private slip at community dock. $225,000. Ref. AS11475
BUSTIC BIGHT: 1.3 waterfront acres just 10 minutes from Marsh Harbour. Unrestricted zoning.
$149,000. Ref. AS11488
LITTLE HARBOUR: Private 1+ acre waterfront lot on a peninsula. 160 ft. on theater, ideal for
a dock. $199,000. Ref. AS11389
LUBBER'S QUARTERS: Hilltop waterview lot comprising 19,338 sq. ft. Including a private deep
water dock slip. $105,000. Ref. AS11574
TREASURECAY: In a gated community and walking distance from one of the world's most beau-
tiful beaches. Purchase 1 lot, or 3 lots combined to total 33,900 sq. ft. $50,000 for 1 or $120,000
for 3 parcels. Ref. AS11400 orAS11401 or AS11402
MARNIES LANDING: Half acre near Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay. Dockslip included for boats up
to 30 ft. Beach path access and great ocean views. $475,000. Ref. PS10659
DUNDASTOWN: 8,746 sq. ft. lot for residential orcommercial building. $35,000. Ref. AS11371
BASIN HARBOUR CAY: 8 acres of paradise and seclusion $194,500. Ref. AS10897
PRICED TO SELLI JOE'S CREEK: Almost one acre of land between Marsh Harbour and Treasure
Cay $54,990. Ref. AS11455
SERENITY POINT: 0.5+ acre hilltop lot in new gated community. $750,000. Ref. AS11384
LITTLE POINT: 8,709 sq. ft. ocean view lot next to Turtle Hill Beach. $115,000. Ref. PS10614
BAKER'S CREEK: 13,500 sq. ft. ocean view lot in a new development. $79,500. Ref. AS11368
LITTLE HARBOUR: 2.3 acres waterfront property has 40 ft. elevations, sandy beach cove and
small cottage. $495,000. Ref. AS11548
HOPE TOWN: 2,280 sq. ft. beach lot near the harbour with views of the lighthouse and within
walking distance to beach. $229,000. Ref. AS11433
NEW LSTINGI LUBBERS QUARTERS: 19,338 sq. ft. lot with dock slip at Seaview Subdivision.
$125,000. Ref. AS11569
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sort, development or private estate.
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pool, dock, and gazebo.
$995,000. Ref. A511270


TILLOO CAY
3.7 acre sea-to-sea paradise has all
utilities and is easily accessed from
the new 40 ft. private dock.
$375,000. Ref. AS11491


MARSH HARBOUR
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and 3.5 bath, and 2 bedroom, 2.5
bath units. Pool, dock, and gate.
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2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo.
Open floorplan with all amenities
nearby including pool and golf.
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cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath.
Great views and lush vegetation,
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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2011 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAIDWEST PALM BCH FLPermit NO 4595Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian Stuart Web Inc. 5675 SE Grouper Ave Stuart, FL 34997 Change Service Requested Min. Deveaux explains status of new power plantNew transmission lines will be completed by May 15The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, right, held a press conference in Marsh Harbour on January 29 to inform Abaco residents on the status of the Bahamas Electricty Corporation situation. The generators at the new power plant at Wilson City are being tested. A new transmission line has to be constructed the 11 miles between that plant and the present plant in Murphy Town. Dr. Deveaux assured the group that the line will be completed by May 15 in time to be in service for the summer season when power consumption is high. Listening are Toni Seymour, electrical engineer now at the Wilson City plant, Michael Albury, President of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce, and Administrator for Central Abaco, Cephas Cooper. By Timothy Roberts Apologizing for the “nightmarish expe riences suffered in the past,” Minister of the Environment Earl Deveaux assured residents of Abaco that there “will not be a shortage of generation once Wilson City is on line,” and, that the Bahamas Electric ity Corporation’s (BEC) Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point power plants will be able to provide additional capacity in the short term. During the January 29 press conference, Dr. Deveaux said that tenders for the de sign and construction of the new transmis sion line have been completed and that a scheduled completion date has been set for May 15, 2011, to have the line in service before the summer peak. Responding to the question of why BEC is just now at this late stage sending the transmission line job to tender, Dr. De veaux said that “BEC’s management with respect to Wilson City and to a lesser degree at Hatchet Bay (Eleuthera) Plant has failed miserably with respect to forward planning in that regard. They have had sig nificant issues with MAN Diesel that are ongoing. These together have created the BNT’s Art Show was opened Min. Deveaux Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette, right, toured the administration building under construction in Dundas Town. Construction began in October 2009, and it is expected to be completed later this year. Most government offices will move to the new complex. O’Neil Moss, Project Manager with the Woslee Construction Company, is explaining where the various departments will be located. Listening are Jack Thompson, Director of Immigration, and Administrator Cephas Cooper and Mr. Symonette. Please see Deveaux Page 5 DPM Symonette toured administration buildingThe Bahamas National Trust held its second Art for the Parks Show at Abaco Beach Resort on January 28-30. The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, third from right, officially opened the show during a ceremony held the first night. Joining him were Eric Carey, Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT), the Hon. Brent Symonette, Lynn Gape, Deputy Executive Director of the BNT, Mannie Alexiou, owner of Abaco Beach Resort, and David Knowles, Abaco’s chief park warden. By Jennifer Hudson Thirty-six Bahamian artists and artisans came together at the Abaco Beach Resort from January 28-30 to provide a celebration of art in support of the six national parks of Abaco. The Bahamas National Trust hosted the Art For The Parks Abaco Festival in partnership with the Abaco Beach Resort. During the special gala opening on the first evening, Manny Alexiou of the Abaco Beach Resort, welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon. Brent Symonette; Minister of the Environ ment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux; and other dignitaries and guests stating, “The Abaco Beach Resort is a strong supporter of the goals and efforts of the Bahamas National Trust in protecting our wildlife Please see Art Show Page 6

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Page 2 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 unitedabacoshippingco@coralwave.comStatement by the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux Minister of the Environment January 27, 2011 I wish to provide an update to BEC’s Abaco customers on the status of genera tion and the plans going forward to address the peak demand period for the summer. I apologize to all BEC Abaco customers for the nightmarish experiences suffered in the past including the recent nuisances over the past few weeks. Like you, we are disappointed in the performance of BEC and its reliability. By way of background, the Wilson City plant is intended to provide power supply to Abaco for the next several decades. The location and type of plant has been the cause of much controversy including a Judicial Review. In all material circumstanc es, BEC and the Government have sought to serve the residents of Abaco. I am satisfied that all of the socially and economically harmful and disappointing experiences have focused BEC’s manage ment and its contractors to greater vigi lance to restore the trust of its customers, especially here in Abaco.The current situationThere are 4 X 12 MW generators at Wilson City. On previous occasions and as part of the testing, all of Abaco (with the exception of Moore’s Island which is remote) was supplied from the Wilson City plant. Testing was also carried out with the Wilson City and Marsh Harbour plants, inter-connected via the transmission/distribution grid. The tests were successfully completed. BEC has not been totally satisfied with perfor mance of the control systems at the plant. Man Diesel was tasked to correct the prob lems and investigate thoroughly other potential problems. Units 1 and 4 at Wilson City are at the final stages of the Reliability Testing. They are presently off line for the contractors, Man Diesel, to correct “control related is sues” and other defects. Man Diesel is completing its review of corrective action for units 1 and 4, and they are scheduled to be put back on line on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Units 2 and 3 are scheduled to com mence their Reliability Runs thereafter. All of the power in Abaco is therefore presently being supplied from Marsh Harbour. The capacity of the existing transmission line from Wilson City is 14 to 16 MW. The peak load in Abaco at present is 11 MW. BEC’s Board has authorized a tender for the completion of an upgraded Transmission Min. Deveaux explains BEC’s progress line from Wilson City to Marsh Harbour. A tender document for the design and construction of the new transmission line has been completed. A scheduled completion date has been set for May 15, 2011, to have the line in service before the summer peak. Consideration will be given for direct invitations for the design and construction of the new power line so as to expedite completion. The new line will be constructed at 69 kV but initially operated at 34.5 kV. The capacity will be approximately 60 MW so as to accommodate future growth. Back Up PlanDuring the necessary transition period, generation at Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point can complement the generation at Wilson City, should the need arise. I wish to assure residents that there will not be a shortage of generation once Wilson City is on line and, should the need arise, Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point can pro vide additional capacity in the short term. None of the generation plant presently in Abaco will be moved until the supply is stable, reliable and trouble free. The Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, center, toured the new power plant at Wilson City during his visit to Abaco on January 27. Toni Seymour, an electricial engineer who works at the new plant, took him on the tour along with Administrator Cephas Cooper. Each of the four new generators can produce 12 MW of power and are in the testing phase now. However, the transmission line between the new plant and the current plant in Murphy Town can carry only 14-16 MW of power, not nearly enough when the late spring and summer power consumption is high. Quality Star Auto Service Station And GarageDon MacKay Blvd., Marsh HarbourTHE PLACE FOR YOUR ENTIRE AUTOMOBILE AND TRUCK NEEDSWe stock a wide variety of parts and tyres. If you need an item that is not in stock, we will quickly import it for you Open þ 7 am 7 pm Monday thru Thursday þ 7 am 8 pm Friday and Saturday þ Tel: (242) 367-2979

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 5 problems we are experiencing here.” Dr. Deveaux said they addressing it by placing a senior team on the ground at Wil son City and at Hatchet Bay adding that the Board has now gotten involved. He assured residents that the disastrous economic consequences Abaco experienced last year will not be repeated. The tenders that are soon to go out will be Design to Build contracts that the gov ernment will send to the companies they know are capable of doing the job. When the $4 million contract is awarded, the company will have six weeks to complete the job; the anticipated date for completion is expected to be May 15. MAN Diesel is currently working to resolve problems with the control systems at Wilson City. The current issue occurs when trying to synchronize the two power plants to run in tandem. Those attending the press conference expressed concerns, especially regarding the peak demand months of June through August. Michael Albury, owner of Conch Inn Hotel and Marina, said that he and oth ers had already seen cancellations as many visitorss are not confident that the power supply on the island has stabilized.Deveaux From Page 1 Dr. Deveaux said that people are mak ing booking decisions to come to Abaco. “Their decision will be affected by the credibility of BEC. What I said today is intended to give you confidence that BEC will address the problems so that the economy will not be affected by someone guessing whether or not they will have air conditioning. I am saying they will have air conditioning in Abaco.” Dr. Deveaux, addressing communica tion issues between BEC and the public, said that any of the managers of BEC are able to advise anyone of whatever technical issues BEC is experiencing and how they are addressing it. “That kind of communi cation will help us all,” he said. Concerns were raised regarding the placement of the power lines as it may lead to future problems with the road reserva tion if expansion to a dual carriageway becomes necessary. Dr. Deveaux agreed that it is an issue that needs to be addressed. The capacity of the existing transmis sion line from Wilson City is 14 to 16 MW while the peak load on Abaco at present, early February, is 11 MW. Dr. Deveaux said the new line will be constructed at 69 kV but initially operated at 34.5 kV. Also the capacity will be approximately 60 MW so as to accommodate future growth.Min. Symonette examined plans of administration building The Deputy Prime Minister, third from left, looked over the plans of the new administa tion building. Some in his entourage were curious about where specific departments would be located.

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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINASpecial Discounted Dock Rates September 1 February28 WATERFRONT VILLAS For local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : info@seasprayresort.com www.seasprayresort.comBoat House RestaurantBahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Enjoy a delicious dinner with usSea Spray will pick up from Hope Town Happy Hour Daily 5 pm 6 pm Open Year RoundCome lounge at The Helm, our indoor bar Showing football games on Sundays 1-6 Free appetizers bahamian cuisine on Hope Town’s waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKESArt Show From Page 1 especially through the formation and preservation of land and sea parks.” He spoke of the negative effects of overfishing and stated, “We believe that the expansion of the park system that has taken place and the creation of even more parks are essen tial to protect The Bahamas wildlife and to ensure our economic well-being. Mr. Alexiou explained that The Baha mas has been placed in an ideal geographic location and blessed with beautiful waters and a pristine environment. It is now up to us as Bahamians with the help of organiza tions such as the Bahamas National Trust, Friends of The Environment and other Art Show included many forms of artsuch organizations as well as government to ensure that we not only preserve but even enhance and restore all that was given to us.” He concluded by stressing how the economic vision and well-being of all Ba hamians is tied in this vision. He believes it will be one of the most distinguishing fac tors that can differentiate us in the future as a unique destination enabling us to attract high quality tourism over quantity. It will, however, need to be part of an overall pol icy educating Bahamians, preserving our culture, curing social ills that threaten our society with a strong government policy defining where The Bahamas wishes to be in five to 10 years from now. Bahamas National Trust Executive Director, Eric Carey, stated that in addition to the six national parks already on Abaco, seven more are under serious consider ation. “Our country is facing severe times and we must look at conservation serious ly,” he warned. He asked people to visit the BNT members booth and join the Trust as membership is its lifeblood and also encouraged them to visit the shark booth to learn about the shark conservation cam paign and sign the petition. Dr. Deveaux highlighted Abaco’s bio diversity saying that it is one of the most diverse islands in The Bahamas and ap plauded the contribution this island makes to supporting the parks on Abaco. He com mended the BNT on its amendment to the Forestry Act and the Memorandum of Understanding it has developed with the government. This Act will allow BNT officers to become forestry officers. Dr. Deveaux then declared the art show open. A wonderfully diverse display of talent was on display under the mar quee and was enjoyed by the large number of people who attended the show. The artists were pleased with the many sales they made, 10 per cent of which went to support the BNT. Lyn Gape, Deputy Executive Director of the Bahamas National Trust, was thrilled with the support for this second year of Art for the Parks on Abaco. “There are more artists exhibiting and there has been more community support this year,” she enthused. “The BNT is indebted to the Abaco community and also to the great show committee.” Artists from Abaco, Grand Bahama and Nassau displayed a large and varied selec tion of original art work which included oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolours, painting on silk and encaustic waxing which is the oldest medium in painting, and sculpture. In addition to the paintings, crafts on display included hand-turned wood products, jewellery and fabric art. It would be impossible to write about each of the artists so I will mention a few who were exhibiting for the first time. Eleven-yeaold Rebeckah Higgs, a student at Agape Christian School, and ten-yearold Branden Sands, a student at Cherokee Primary School, were the two youngest The Art for the Parks show encouraged children to be involved in art. A mural already sketched with the picture was set up so children could each paint a small section. For a small fee each child could paint for 20 minutes. Adults supervised the work. It is expected that the mural will be displayed in a public place in the future. Rebecca Higgs is a 10-year-old with talent who offered several paintings for sale. She sold them all well before the first evening was over. Please see Art Show Page 7

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Another child with talent is Branden Sands, who showed several fish done in pencil, ink and watercolour. He declined all offers to sell his work, even one for $200. exhibitors. Rebecca displayed a variety of landscapes and seascapes she had painted in oil and was thrilled to sell every one of them. Brendan displayed some delicate fish paintings done in pencil, ink and wa tercolour. He declined all offers to buy his art work. David Lowe, well known as the owner of the Tile Place in the Abaco Shopping Centre, made his debut at this show with a variety of ceramic tile pictures. He came up with the idea and began dabbling in mosaic tile pictures about two years ago and has just had the courage to begin showing. His stunning anchor peace depicting a huge rolling wave sold very quickly on the first night much to his delight as also did his picture of a large poinciana tree with vi brant red glass petals. Paulette Mortimer was a first timer from Nassau who came to Abaco to show this year since she had heard such good reports from artists who were here last year. Pau lette is actually a fine art photographer and had some of her photography on display including black and white infrared pho tography. She also exhibited a variety of tiles suitable for coasters and backsplashes which she had painted using the encaustic waxing method. A large number of imaginatively deco rated stools and chairs were on display in a silent auction entitled “Take a seat for conservation.” The chairs and stools were painted by participating artists and provided guests with the opportunity to bid on works of art with a practical use while sup porting the national parks on Abaco. In addition to the art, which was the focal point of the event, family activities were provided for children on Saturday and Sunday. Young people participated in a mural painting activity providing them with the opportunity to highlight the beauty of the Abaco environment and there was a children’s craft section where young people could create their own projects. An Abaco Rotary Club sidewalk art event, organized by Jo-Ann Bradley, took place on Saturday in which more than 30 young people participated, creating some artistic works on the sidewalk with chalk. A special food court on Saturday and Sunday provided a chance for guests to sample food from countries such as Germany, Italy and Japan in addition to tra ditional Bahamian food. The BNT was on hand to talk about its future plans for the national parks on Abaco with Brian Kakuk showing one of his spectacular videos on cave diving. The BNT in partnership with PEW Environmental Trust distributed information sheets entitled Sharks; Key to Healthy Oceans . They want to get the message out that shark populations are in trouble globally. The high diversity and abundance of sharks provide a valuable asset to the Bahamian economy, yet the Bahamas doesn’t have any shark specific regulations. Not only do healthy shark populations maintain balance in marine ecosystems but in addition many divers and film crews visit the Bahamas, known as the shark diving capital of the world, to see a shark in the wild and consequent ly contribute tens of millions of dollars to the Bahamian economy every year. The objective of the shark campaign is to amend the Fisheries Resources Act to include various shark specific protections. The second Art for The Parks of Abaco was a great success all around. Kim Rob erts, artist and one of the local organizers, stated that they had been overwhelmed with the response to Art for the Parks and were delighted to have such a diverse group of talent under one roof. The artists felt that the customers were a very informed group and very receptive to their work. People were impressed with the variety of work displayed and felt that the BNT had done an excellent job of organising the marquee to best showcase the artists’ work.Art Show From Page 6 David Lowe was a new artist displaying his work, pictures made entirely of pieces of tile. Mr. Lowe is the owner of The Tile Place in Marsh Harbour and has seen his business decline with the bad economy. This gave him time to work with the broken tile from his shop to create spectacular murals that were popular with the people at the Art Show. This mural along with his others sold well. Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web site:abacomarbleandgranite.com

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Page 8 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 The Editor Says . . . Situations we are watchingThe Abaconian þ David & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Reporters/Writers: Canishka Alexander, Samantha Evans, Jennifer Hudson, Timothy Roberts, þ þ Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: davralph@batelnet.bs Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address 990 Old Dixie Hwy #8 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco þ $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA þ $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Update on the Airport terminalLast fall preliminary airport terminal plans were hastily shown to a small group here, then taken to Freeport for the archi tect to finalize two days later. While here they were photographed for scrutiny by two Chamber of Commerce directors and a list of 25 30 suggestions was sent to the Minister responsible for the project. After mumbling about the project be ing delayed as a result of the changes the Chamber felt necessary, government ac cepted the delay and approved many of the suggestions. New plans were drawn and presented by the Minister and the architect at another public meeting here. As a result, the plans have been further amended, and we are told the final building will be something that Abaco can be proud of. We hope so. It is probable that tenders are expected to go to qualified contractors by the end of February. Contractors will review the plans, submit their bids for government’s review and acceptance. The winning con tractor will then mobilize and begin con struction possibly in mid-April.Cherokee Beach accessA footpath served Cherokee residents well for many years giving them access to the beach at Winding Bay. In the mid1980s the road to Cherokee was built, giving residents there access to the rest of Abaco by road and a reason to own a motor vehicle. The Crown Land beach path expanded into a two-rut road allowing vehicles to get within 200 feet of the beach. Although not used extensively, it was an accepted part of the unofficial Cherokee recreational system utilizing vacant Crown Land and a public beach. Subsequently, developer Peter deSa vory acquired much of the privately-owned land on Winding Bay along with parcels of Crown Land. Cherokee residents fought for and succeeded in retaining its beach access road in the midst of the development. Recently, the developers constructed a paved roadway entirely within the resort for carts to travel the length of the RitzCarleton resort property without using the Cherokee public road. By necessity, this new Ritz-Carlton road crosses the public’s beach access road, creating a possible traf fic conflict. The resort solved the potential conflict by blocking the public right-ofway to vehicular traffic but provided access for pedestrians who must now walk an additional 400 feet to reach the beach. This change in beach access was not done secretly or arbitrarily as plans were submitted to and approved by South Aba co’s Town Planning Board. We have seen a petition in Cherokee against this road closure and understand a similar petition is being circulated in Little Harbour. Although the blocked ac cess seems to be well intended by the de veloper, it has not sat well with Cherokee residents. Although they may use the road infrequently, they are not prepared to lose their access rights given for many years of use on government land. Stay tuned we don‘t think this is over.Properties excluded from Batelco saleDocuments were tabled by the Prime Minister in the House of Assembly on Feb ruary 8 relating to the pending sale of 51 percent of BTC, government’s telecommu nication company, to Cable and Wireless. Included in the 30 pages of agreements, conditions and other items relative to the sale of the last government-owned phone system in the Caribbean were several pieces of property specifically excluded in the sale. This includes 5.9 acres in Marsh Harbour and 5,000 square feet in Cooper’s Town. What happens to the land under the BTC offices in our other towns, Sandy Point, Cherokee and the others. Do all of those facilities go to Cable and Wireless or are they retained as they are on grand-fathered Crown Land having been there for time without dispute and without normal docu ments. The present Hope Town School was built in 1895 and its telegraph station dates to 1920, 25years later. Either institution’s superiors would spend a long time look ing for land documents. This situation would not be unique to Abaco but would be similar on other Bahamian islands. It is quite common for a school, post office, BTC station or other government facility to share the same property. How are these properties affected by this sale of the BTC assets?BEC’s new transmission lineWe were recently told that a new high voltage line will have to be constructed to connect the Wilson City generating plant with the existing plant on the S.C. Bootle Highway by May 15. (See page 1 of this section) Completion by this date will give us reliable power from the new plant for our summer peak load expected to be 23 25 Mw. This connection to the old plant is necessary as all power on Abaco radiates from the Marsh Harbour location. Our information indicates that the pres ent line between the two locations can carry 9 or 10 Mw of power on a consistent basis. Twelve to 14 Mw might be possible for short periods. However, like an inadequate extension cord for Christmas tree lights, overloading the present wires causes them to overheat and sag excessively. Addition ally, hot wires create resistance, causing a voltage drop at the far end. Bigger wires are required to carry more electricity. Tender documents have just been re leased for qualified contractors to bid on. Apparently, BEC is asking for a double line of poles on a new right-of-way between the old plant and the Wilson City turn-off. Those interested in bidding must design the system, get the necessary gov ernment approvals including an EIA study and the BEST Commission’s approval. When approved, the contractor can begin ordering the materials, clear the right-ofway and begin construction. Underground engineering may be required to get the new line past the airport which would not allow tall poles. The May date does not seem realistic when the various time-lines in the tender documents are examined and consider ation is given to the lead times required for the materials. It is doubtful that a Bahamian contractor is either qualified, has the equipment or the finances to bid on this. The new transmission line is not re quired to get us through the summer peak. The new plant can easily supply 10 Mw reliably on the existing wires, perhaps a bit more, leaving the old plant to furnish 15 Mw. The old plant has a capacity of about 25 Mw when everything works, so asking for 15Mw is reasonable. Using the May 15 date as a target, BEC has about four months to get 15 Mw reliably out of the 17 generators at the old plant. Since most of the existing generators will end up at other Bahamian locations, overhauling them now should be a priority. It is not likely that the new transmission line can be ready by May 15. We have no reports of extensive work being done on the generators at the old plant.Junior Local Government CouncilLast fall the Ministry of Local Govern ment began a pilot program in six high schools to expose and teach students about leadership roles in their school and their community. Abaco Central High School was the only school on Abaco selected to participate. Elections were held for the 10, 11 and 12 grade students who choose nine mem bers to serve on a Junior Local Govern ment Council. The Department of Education gave them an eight-week civics course, followed by the formation of a functional council of nine students. Goals included the fostering of com munity activists among the youth and to spread awareness of local matters impact ing youth. According to the by-laws , “The views, opinions and positions of the youth are not to be manipulated . . .” A short article appeared in the last Ab aconian by one of the Junior Local Gov ernment Councillors that was somewhat critical of existing educational elements. Apparently, this caused a ruckus among teachers, the school administration, the Department of Education, the teacher’s union and others within the system. We are not aware of anyone outside the established system being concerned. Those adults involved either directly or peripherally were careful not to reprimand the student who wrote the article. How ever, enough commotion was created so that student and all the others on the Junior Council will not state their opinion again as it is too dangerous. It is interesting that the system as de signed and presented in the by-laws manual makes no reference to adult supervision by anyone in the educational system. All reference pertains to the Ministry of Lo cal Government. Granted that they are students in the school, but they have been asked to think and operate independently of the school. Apparently they are to oper ate independently as long as the school approves. At what age or grade level is freedom of speech allowed or encouraged?

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City þ St. Postal code þ + þ Country E-mail (or Fax) þ (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ þ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class þ $25 Bahamas via surface þ $20 to Abaco þ US$65 Canada via Airmail þ US$95 UK, Europe Surface þ Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, Lake Park, FL 33403 þ or: P.O. Box AB 20551, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas If you want to renew this gift next year, please give us your address below Why subscribeReceiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed Beach access is restrictedDear Editor, Well, another playground bully is trying to flex its muscles against an unsuspecting and generally passive public. The vehicular public access road, which turns off the Cherokee road and goes to the beach at Winding Bay, is at this very moment being closed to vehicle access. By what legal right does Winding Bay/RitzCarlton feel they can take away my/our/ the Bahamian people’s road? This has been a public road for more than a hundred years and in the early stag es of developing the Winding Bay project, they understood and respected these rights, so much so that they altered the golf course layout in order to not infringe on the access road. By Timothy Roberts During a visit to Abaco on January 28, Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, visited the landfill south of Spring City to get a firsthand view of the site with the view to addressing the many problems that have been reported. Dr. Deveaux said, “Starting from the gate, the weigh bridge isn’t working. As I look around, the reprocessing line is not working as was intended. And we have to fix what I understand is a drainage prob lem in the current cell where, instead of The Abaco Club at Winding Bay has built a road within the resort that crosses the road for locals giving them beach access. The problem is that the new road is a couple of feet higher than the beach access road, prohibiting most vehicles from using the beach road. rock to accommodate drainage, fill was used and so the drains are clogged.” He added, “Coupled with that, we had the issue with the waste coming from the cays that had not been provided for in the budget. And we have the ongoing fire in the Construction and Debris (C&D) section.” Dr. Deveaux said, “The most immedi ate and urgent problem is to rehabilitate the current site so that it drains properly and so they can accommodate the daily volume of garbage as well as addressing this fire.” He noted that Abaco’s huge demand for construction grade fill could work handin-hand with the landfill’s need for a new cell. Going forward they will meet with the people who need fill and work with them to construct a new cell. In addressing the fire, Dr. Deveaux feels there is sufficient equipment and material already on hand at the landfill. “But what we appear to be missing is a competent supervisor to deal with any unforeseen haz ards.” Government will identify a person as early as the first week in February and secure funding so that they can doze, douse, extinguish the fire and then cover it so that the C&D section can function properly. “I think the fire started because there was decomposition of waste material. C&D and combustible material put in the C&D that shouldn’t have gone there. “I believe my trip has given me an ap preciation for the problem, coupled with the reports, so we can accommodate the funding where it is necessary,” Dr. De veaux said. He noted that it was important that they provide for oversight to address the problems. Thomasina Wilson, landfill expert with the Department of Environmental Health, visited the landfill in response to concerns about the malfunctioning leachate pond, the compromised cell and the need for ac commodating an additional cell. Dr. Deveaux said that it does not appear that any of the problems are particularly expensive to remedy and that in many in stances it appears they were simply missed from consideration in the last budget. Minister of the Environment, the Hon. Dr. Earl Deveaux, second from right, was upset with the condition of the landfill. He feels that the problems can be corrected. Now that he has seen the situation, he will take the necessary steps to get the landfill functioning properly. He is shown with Revie Fox, the person holding the contract for maintaining the landfill, Colon Curry, represently the Central Abaco District Council, and Adminis trator Cephas Cooper. Letters to the EditorAlas, a few years have now passed, and they must feel comfortable enough to at tempt taking our public road--Well, I say not--The Winding Bay people have tried to explain their actions by saying that they have the good graces of the local govern ment in Cherokee but that is not the case. I have been told by members of the Chero kee local government that the Winging Bay people said they were going to widen the road and make it better. Apparently, part and parcel with the road closure Winding Bay is construct ing “public” restroom facilities on their property near the access road entrance and in some weird way this is supposed to be compensation for taking away the vehicle access road to the beach. But the strange J M J Electrical Contractors LIGHTING SHOWCASE & ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Tel: 367.5145 Fax: 367.5144US: 561.283.3744 Email: abacobill30@yahoo.com Don Mackay Blvd next to Wood You Furniture Please see Letters Page 19

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Page 10 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Central Abaco News Walk raises money for cancer victimsBy Jennifer Hudson By 9 a.m. on February 5 Don MacKay Boulevard in Marsh Harbour between the Anglican Parish Hall and the Capt. Sher win Archer Airport Roundabout was a sea of pink. Two hundred fifty registered walkers sporting pink T shirts (and a few blue for the men) covered the three miles to the roundabout and back to the Parish Hall to raise funds for cancer patients. Leah Pinder, organizer of the walk, said that there was great support from second homeowners as well as full time residents. Registration fee for the walk was $10 and all monies collected from registration plus the sale of promotional items was donated to the Abaco Cancer Society to assist persons suffering from any type of cancer, not just breast cancer. Sixty sup porters also walked on Man-O-War Cay. The pink T shirts were so popular that supplies ran out. Another big hit was the pink wigs which added to the fun of the occasion as many people purchased them to wear on the walk. Pink wigs are a fun item which can still be purchased for $15 from the Cancer Society Thrift Shop near the airport roundabout, open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The route was lined with attractive pink signs bearing inspirational words and phrases which had been placed there by the students of Forest Heights Academy to spur the walkers on. Home Fabrics, which is located opposite the Anglican Hall where the walkers registered, did its part to support the event. Since the employees were working and thus could not go on the walk, they decorated the store windows with large pink bows. All of the walkers seemed to have a great time and enjoyed the exercise while being able to contribute to assisting cancer patients of Abaco. Many who were not ac tually on the walk but wanted to show their support passed money out of car windows Please see Central Page 11 About 250 walkers registered to walk in an event to raise funds for the Abaco Cancer Society. An additional 60 walkers supported the effort in Man-O-War. Entry fees along with sales of pink T shirts and pink wigs will all go to Abaco residents who have cancer. It assists with airfare and chemo treatments for needy patients. Pink wigs were very popular. Here are two girls enjoying a drink at one of the stops along the route from the Anglican Parish Hall to the airport roundabout and back to the church hall.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 More Central Abaco News An instructor from Civil Aviation in Nassau worked with trainees at the Marsh Harbour airport in fire drills and to acquaint them with the two fire trucks stationed at the airport. Some of the drills were timed to impress on the men the need to respond quickly in emer gencies. When the new terminal is built, the fire trucks will be kept on the south side of the runway where the control tower will also be located. to the volunteers at the water stations. Leah Pinder thanks all of the people who walked, her great team of helpers and the many sponsors and financial donors. “We raised good money and it was a great suc cess,” she stated. “Next year additional activities will be organized for people who would like to support the cause but are un able to do the three-mile walk. The T shirts will also be different to keep things inter esting,” stated Mrs. Pinder.Registry now open for voter’s registration By Samantha V. Evans Evening registration of voters began on January 25th at the Dundas Town Burial So ciety from 6-9 p.m. Representatives from the administrator’s office were on hand for persons wanting to begin the process for their voter’s card early. This process will focus on the general election registration only. Even though it is early for election fever to begin, these persons advise the Bahamian public to give themselves time to do so as some of the procedures have now changed. The paper work associated with voter registration has increased and is more cumbersome. A supplemental sheet is added that the administrator’s office has to fill out. Last registration time, potential voter’s had to take only an old voter’s card but now they have to take a passport or driver’s license along with their National Insurance Card. Persons without any of these documents Central From Page 10 Staff from the administrator’s office in Marsh Harbour has begun going to communities to begin registering voters in the evenings and on Saturdays. Shown are Tracey Fleuridor, Enid Gardner and Tracey Simmons from the Central Abaco office registering voters in the Burial Society in Dundas Town. Similar sessions will be held in all communities. Contact your administrator’s office for the time and place. may be allowed to register with a Baptis mal Certificate and an affidavit of birth along with the NIB card. It is important that residents remember the importance of voting and give themselves sufficient time to complete the pro cess, at least half an hour. They will also have to take an oath to ensure that they have not registered in another constitu ency. Locals are encouraged to register early and to not miss out on the opportunity to vote for the changes they deem important in the next general election. Call your administrator’s office to get the schedule of when evening and weekend registration will take place in your com munity.Civil Aviation trainees are taught hose drills By Canishka Alexander Cpl. Basil Carter, chief instructor from the Airport Authority’s Fire Department in Nassau, was at the Marsh Harbour Inter national Airport on February 4 conducting hose drills with the Civil Aviation trainee firemen. According to Cpl. Carter, the men were expected to take less than five minutes from start to finish after the rolling out and rolling up the hose. However, he allowed all of the men to go through test runs of the process, and then on the fourth time, he Please see Central Page 19

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Page 14 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Abaco boasts two Cacique winnersBy Jennifer Hudson Congratulations to Justin Sands and Molly McIntosh, our two Abaco winners in the 2010 Cacique Awards. The 14th Cacique Awards ceremony took place in Nassau on January 28. A large contingent of supporters from Abaco traveled to Nassau for the event including many family members and friends of the five finalists. The winners did not know who had been selected until their names were announced during the ceremony. Justin Sands, bonefishing guide, who won in the Sports, Leisure and Events cat egory, said that he felt total shock when his name was announced as he had hon estly thought that the island Roots Heritage Festival Committee, which had also been nominated, would win. “Even to be one of the three finalists in that category was exciting. It was a good feeling, but I was very nervous,” he stated. Justin felt that it was the many letters of recommendation from his clients that had cinched the win ning spot for him. Mr. Sands’s career as a bonefishing guide began in 1997 after volunteering as an observer for O’Donald McIntosh in the Abaco Bonefish Championship. Within a year, he was in heavy demand by his cli ents. Justin became Abaco Guide Champi on in 2001 and 2002 and has been winning many different local and national tournaments ever since and has also been named Top Guide many times. Over the years Mr. Sands has contrib uted to the development of bonefishing on Abaco, guiding people from all over the world. He is one of the founding members of the Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Associa tion and currently serves as its Vice President. When Molly McIntosh was named Sales Executive of The Year, she describes her reaction thus: “It was a weird feeling, I felt both proud and humble at the same time. I also felt like it was not only me but also Green Turtle Cay and Abaco winning it.” Mrs. McIntosh has worked as Sales Man ager for the Green Turtle Club for almost four years and worked in the same capac ity at the Bluff House, Green Turtle Cay, for 17 years prior to that. She has a stellar record in marketing and promoting those resorts. In addition, she coordinates all weddings and group visits. In her Bahamahost class Mrs. McIntosh was awarded as the Outstanding Partici pant for Abaco Session 26. She is active in the community of Green Turtle Cay assist ing with fund raisings and school events. As the mother of two sons, Molly is very family-oriented and spends all of her spare time guiding her sons. The purpose of the Cacique Awards is to recognize the roles played by those in dividuals and organizations whose performance or products have consistently made a positive impact on the quality and growth of tourism in The Bahamas. The name Ca cique is recognized as the highest honour for tourism in The Bahamas.Sales Agent joins Damianos in Treasure CDesirae Lowe-Edgecombe has recently joined Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in it’s Treasure Cay office. She is determined to serve her clients well and aims to continue her real estate education, gaining ad ditional qualifica tions as time progresses. Desirae is an Aba conian who grew up and still resides in Treasure Cay. Educated at Forest Heights Academy in Marsh Harbour, Desirae moved straight into property management and rentals with her mother. She gained work experience by working in several businesses in the Treasure Cay. In 2007 Desirae successfully completed the Ba hamas Real Estate Association’s course, became a licensed Sales Agent and began working in the industry. Desirae’s love and knowledge of Treasure Cay is her greatest asset. People in the News Justin Sands of Marsh Harbour was the winner of the Sports, Leisure and Events category of the Cacique awards. Molly McIntosh of Green Turtle Cay was names the Sales Executive of the Year and holds her Cacique award. Desirae Lowe-Edgecombe

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 15 The funeral service for Mary Thelma Turnquest , formerly of Hope Town, who passed away on January 6th, was in Nassau and interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her husband, Harrod Turnquest; children; Philip and Fred Lowe, Liz Ritchie, Christo pher Lowe, Yvonne Cash and Tasha (Tammy) Coakley; sons-in-law, Gary Ritchie, Leland Cash and Winston Coakley; daughters-in-law, Elvira, Jack ie and Dawn Lowe; stepsons, Douglas, Bradfield, Audley and Jason Turnquest; stepdaughters, Velma, Esther and Barbara Turnquest, Karen Turnquest Smith and As pacia Fox; brother, David Russell; sisters, Catherine (Kitty) Wells, Glendys Pinder and Irene Burrows; brothers-in-law, Nigel Wells, Buddy Pinder, Everette, Reuben and Jefferson Turnquest; sisters-in-law, Ann Russell, Euturpie Thompson and Agatha Sands; grandchildren, Elmer Jr. and Tanya Lowe; Stacey and Sean Knowles, Richard and Lataesha Lowe, Garret and Samanatha Ritchie, Amanda and Dominic Ferguson, Tammy and Garvin Cartwright, Thomas Jr., Owen, Timothy, Edward, JaNay and Miranda Lowe and Winston Jr. (Jay) Coakley; great-grand children and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Anthony Adderley , 73, of Fire Road was held on January 22nd at St. Andrews Baptist Church in Fire Road. Pastor Les lie Cornish officiated assisted by Fr. Dwight Rolle and other minis ters. Interment was in the public cemetery in Fire Road. He is survived by his wife, Valderine Adderley; sons, Elvis, Sr., Ezekiel, Ron nie, Marcus, Max and Tego Adderley, Zhivago Dames, Sr., Kenneth Strrachan and Richard Outten; daughters, Abigail, Anthlee and Aniqua Adderley, Burella Gardiner, Sophia Dames, Branna Chris tie, Aretha Pritchard and Donnette McIn tosh; brother, Emmanuel Williams; sister, Mable Darling; grandchildren, Elvis, Jr., Tinincia, Tamika, Bryan, Tatyana Adder ley, Ronnychy and Ron Baptiste, Kenrick, Tristan, Natalia Gardiner, Anquanette McKenzie, Zhivago, Jr. Brittney, Brianna and Aniya Dames, Miguel Christie Jr., Benjamin and Joshua Outten, Marvin Jr. and Deonte Pritchard, Deangelo Darville, Shaniqua, Onassis and Antwoine McIntosh; great-grandchildren, Xavier Adderley and Lyndon Bootle Jr.; daughters-in-law, Tracy Dames, Candris Outten, Maribel Strachan and Paula Adderley; sons-in-law, Kenrick Gardiner Sr., Miguel Christie Sr., Marvin Pritchard Sr. and Stanley McIntosh; sister-in-law, Alvera Rolle; nieces, Louise Russell, Marguerita Obituary of Family and Friends Mary Thelma Turnquest Anthony Adderley Cartwright, Allison Saunders, Bettymae and Tamika Williams, Devona Wallace, Shavonne and Shaneka Darling; nephews, Israel Wallace, Franklyn, John, Brian and Lamont Williams, Sean and Shamico Dar ling; nieces and nephews-in-law; grand nieces and nephews; god children, Leo and Roland Reckley; and many other rela tives and friends. The funeral for Don Granville “Papa” Canter, 45, of Wood Cay and Dundas Town was held on February 5 in Nassau. Interment was also in Nassau. He is survived by his parents Granville and Ethre al Canter; brother Kirk; sisters Paulamae Morley, Zendamae Johnson, Denise Roberts, Remilda Oliver, Vernamae Knowles and Sherine Canter; aunts Harriet Minns, Erma Colebrooke, Nikabell, Verdell, Geneva, Bernice, Bertha Canter; uncles Alfred Colebrooke, Alphonso and Sam uel Canter; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Sydrian Lennin Rigby, formerly of Abaco, was held on February 5 in Freeport. Interment was also on Grand Bahama. He is survived by his wife Icilda Rigby; sons Peter Adderley, Sydrian Len nin Jr. and Eric Rigby; daughters Garnett Green and Cyprianna Rigby-Rolle; sonin-law Domek Rolle; grandchildren Tekito Stevens, Miguel, Tyler and Madison Ad derley, Jason Williams and Shane Green; sisters Olive Rigby, Isadora Rolle, Max ine Burrows and Olive Gardiner; brother Samuel Rigby Jr.; and many other rela tives and friends. Don “Papa” Canter Sydrian Lennin RigbyBANANAQUIT COTTAGEOn Elbow Cay with fantastic views of The Sea of Abaco, Atlantic Ocean and Hope Town Lighthouse 2 bedroom/2 bath with downstairs ready for additional rooms Very well built home, just 5 years old with central a/c Shown by appointment only Call 242-366-0721 (HT) or 239-246-0976 (US)FOR SALE BY OWNER $699,000 USD Visit our web site www.bananaquitcottage.com

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Page 18 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Dundas Town Committee January 25 By Samantha V. Evans Dundas Town has a vibrant Town Com mittee and together the members have achieved much to make the Dundas Town community better. The Committee discussed many projects including work they propose for Ocean View Park to make it more functional. Further, they have to make repairs and replace items stolen as vandals have destroyed the concession booth and bathroom facilities. The concern was raised by the Commit tee members about securing the property when they fix the bathrooms and the gen eral infrastructure of the park from vandals and thugs. They further discussed the completion of the tennis court at Central Abaco Primary School and approved the payment of the balance so that it can be completed. They approved the replacement of the fence at Independence Park. The Committee is appealing to the Dun das Town community to take care of the public property in their community. A lot of money is being spent to ensure that the community is kept clean and that it is com munity they can be proud of. But if va grants continue to destroy the work they do, the community will not be all that it has the potential to become. The members responded to letters and requests from members of the community and discussed the payment of their bills. Another matter the committee is concerned about is the wasting of water at the Burial Society Building and Brown’s Bay. Chair man Cay Mills was concerned about the high bills. It was explained to him by Deputy Chairman Faron Newbold that they have to fix the showers at Brown’s Bay and control the use of it as they believe that some people actually go to the beach to bathe. Again the community needs to be mindful of the purpose of the showers at the beach and to not abuse them. Mr. Newbold explained that at the Burial Soci ety building they found that residents were stealing buckets of water for personal use. So they will remove the water valve from the outside of the building. The budget was addressed and the Com mittee was pleased with the payment of their contracts and other commitments. Central Abaco District Council Jan.27 By Timothy Roberts Members of the Central Abaco District Council decided that Chief Councillor Cubell Davis will meet with relevant min istries to get two issues resolved. It was noted that Central Abaco Prima ry School has had major water issues and is experiencing electrical, bathroom and plumbing, potholes and other problems that are in dire need of being addressed. It was discussed that because of the growth of Abaco central government needs a full time fire chief. The Council agreed to increase the stipend for the Fire Depart ment by $1000 per month and will seek to get central government to increase the budget to account for the need. Members discussed the state of the ball field near Abaco Central High School. Ad ministrator Cooper noted that it does not appear to be kept up with the monies that are set aside for upkeep on a monthly ba sis. It was suggested that a scope of work be developed and put into writing so that the workers could be held accountable. Several groups requested financial aid. Spring City and Murphy Town Junkanoo groups as well as Central Abaco Primary School Junkanoo group requested a do nation to offset costs of materials. The Council initially agreed to donate $1000 per adult group and $500 toward the primary school. However, Councillor Cay Mills said that in the past the groups had received $2000 and that this was a cultural event that people from many communities across Abaco enjoyed. He moved to give the additional funds to each group giving the adult groups a total of $2000 each and the junior group a total of $1000. Councillor Roscoe Thompson informed the Council that on February 4 Abaco will be hosting the Bahamas Gold Cup Dart Tournament and requested assistance from the Council in buying the trophies. They donated $1100 for the purchase of trophies. The Council agreed to donate $500 to Junior Achievers to assist them with pur chasing plaques for the group. Central Abaco Town Planning Jan 31 By Timothy Roberts During the January 31 meeting of the Central Abaco Town Planning Board the members discussed the need for more in spections and enforcement of stopping il legal construction. Members noted that there are a few homes being built that have no permit num ber displayed in various areas including Central Pines and more illegal construction being carried out in the Mud. It was decided that a member of the Board would meet with building inspectors and the Ministry of Works to curb the il legal construction. The Board reviewed a number of plans for homes, apartments, sheds and a takeaway restaurant, all with a total value around $1.2 million. The take-away applied for by Roderick Strachan will feature a drive-through win dow and will be located on the Port Road near the dry cleaners. The plans were ap proved by the Board as it met the standard requirements for a take-away restaurant. Local Government at Work Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 Several acres have been cleared at the entrance to Spring City for a substation for the new transmission line. The line will require 50-foot poles and will accommodate the power coming from Wilson City to the current Marsh Harbour power station. said he would time them. When the hoses were connected and in place, one of the men ran toward the fire truck where his colleagues were waiting, and gave the signal for the water to be turned on. The three men positioned them selves while holding the hose as water shot in a high arc toward the sky. Next week, the men will participate in a live burn that will be contained on the site. They have learned a lot since they began their training on January 10 and were in their fourth week of training with the hose drills. The men have already received familiar ization courses from the Oshkosh Corporation, which designed the fire engines. The theoretical and practical applications will Central From Page 11 further equip them to assist with the volun teer fire departments and in the community as a whole. A graduation ceremony is scheduled when the men complete the course.New businessA & C Security and Maintenance Company By Samantha V. Evans This new company recently opened as Andre and Crystal Linden have combined their professional skills to form A & C Security and Maintenance Company with an effort to secure and maintain the invest ments of locals. Mr. Linden, the company president, has been in the security business for several years and has served on the police force. After he acquired this expertise, he ventured into business for himself offering the following services: security guard, repossession, guard dog, bank escort and investment and security consultation. A & C currently provides security services for a number of establishments on Abaco. Ad ditionally, a number of local persons have More Central Abaco News More Letters to the Editorpart of this twisted scenario calls for Cherokee to keep the restrooms clean. Sounds a little like “I’m going to take your property away from you; however, I expect you to weed and keep it clean for me.” A real sweetheart deal don’t you think? Most of the residents of Cherokee, Yel low Wood and Little Harbour have signed petitions protesting the actions of Winding Bay/Ritz. Therefore, we now openly ask the Winding Bay people to immediately cease and desist from any further attempt at closing our public vehicular road and re store it to its former likeness without the necessity of a legal direction for you to do so. ---Remember, it’s never too late to do the right thing--þ Bernard G. Albury MOW school is being auditedDear Editor, Once again Abaco is feeling the “help ing hand” of central government as it au-Letters From Page 9 dits the island’s schools. As large scale theft is uncovered by persons in management positions with the Ministry of Education in Nassau, there seems only one reasonable thing to do. Find a predominately white school on Abaco and do a full scale audit going back many years. As a point of interest, this school has all but supported itself for decades, including building expansions and equipment. The timing could hardly have been worse as most teachers and volunteers were in the middle of preparing for the much needed annual fund raiser and why Man-O-War was chosen to be the first school in the is lands to have this audit is another mystery. Just put this on the mounting burden of government interference experienced in the last two years and one could easily start to develop quite an attitude. The day of just keeping the bulk of our tax dollars seems to be over. Now we will be guided on how to run our businesses and schools by this caring administration and civil service network. Thanks, but no thanks, I say. þ Speak out, Abaco been trained with skills to handle any situa tion that may arise while on the job site. In the field of maintenance they clean offices, landscape yards and offer yard mainte nance for homes and businesses. They can be contacted by calling 458-2345/6.

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Page 20 Section A The Abaconian February 15, 2011 By Timothy Roberts Heads of Government Departments on Abaco came together on January 27 for a meeting held at the Department of Educa tion’s conference room to share informa tion on what their various agencies are planning for the coming year. The department representatives were treated to an engaging talk on budgeting by Cleola Pinder She encouraged every one to always have a plan because lack of planning is the main reason for financial failure. Malcolm Spicer, Chairman of the Lit tle League Committee, spoke about the upcoming Latin American Little League Baseball Championships to be held on Abaco in July. The tournament will put a big spotlight on Abaco as up to 20 countries in the region may participate which will bring a large boost to Abaco’s economy. The committee is arranging for the children to stay at Camp Abaco’s facilities while adults will be put up at various hotels in the Marsh Harbour area. The committee is currently preparing to make a big presentation over the next month to get support and donations toward making the present fields, Abaco Central High and S.C. Bootle High School in Coo per’s Town, to international standards. Mr. Spicer said that the success of this tournament could open the door to more events and could put Abaco on the map as a prime sporting destination. William “Tony” Davis presented on behalf of the Junkanoo Committee noting that the Abaco Junkanoo Festival is “be ing heralded by Nassau as being a weekend of Junkanoo,” something he said Nassau has desired to do. Junkanoo on Abaco has quickly risen to be considered the second best festival in The Bahamas and brings a great economic stimulus as many people turn out for the event. This year Mr. Davis said they will be bringing in bleachers to seat up to 1000 persons and will charge a small price for the seats. He said, “Abaco has come a long way in its cultural expression and we have some exciting plans for the future.” Tracey Simmons, the Administrator’s office manager, explained plans for a religious event in April that will be called Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Good Friday) for members of each agency to come together for one hour service of worship, praise and fellowship. Charlemae Fernander, from the Department of Social Services, reminded the group that April is Child Protection Month and that her department will be publicizing the new child protection laws. Dr. Lenora Black, Superintendent of Education, said that students on Abaco are making a marked improvement academi cally and she was particularly pleased to note that a boy received one of the top prizes in the Abaco District’s awards for high achievement. Eleven students were recognized at an awards ceremony in Nas sau for receiving five or more A’s on their BJC’s and BGCSE’s including Breionna Russell, who earned the highest BJC Eng lish Language grade in the entire Baha mas. Dr. Black said that Parents Month is be ing observed in February that will include a parents’ forum. She noted that they are seeking to get parents more involved in their children’s education. She announced that some changes will be made to the Mathematics section of the Grade Level Assessment Tests (GLAT’s). Petty Officer Leonard Smith of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force said that the Ranger program for students began on January 10. A fund raiser was scheduled for January 29. The program is designed to promote good morals and discipline. Jamal Moss, Business License and Real Property Tax Department, reminded the group of the March 31 deadline for compliance with the new Business License Act. He noted that there are still ongoing debates in Parliament on amendments to the new Act. He informed that the new license certificate will be a single document with all that a business is licensed for on it and will have a security strip in it. He explained that the size and spread of Abaco presents challenges to his department. Nina Fox, outgoing head of the Finance office, felt that she had made a contribution to her office during her time here. Andrea Saunders, new head of the Finance office, said she comes with a “humble and learn ing spirit” and is looking forward to build ing a new relationship with Abaco people. Nurse Sandra Romer said that the clinic began using telemedicine on January 21 and that it is progressing well. She noted that there are necessary renovations com ing this year to the Marsh Harbour Clinic. Abaco has outgrown the 9 to 5 hours and the staff is going to be starting shifts soon. A new doctor as been assigned to Abaco and a nurse will be assigned to the Man-OWar clinic as soon as a residence is secured for her. Emma Dawkins, National Insurance Board, said there will be a public meet ing in February to discuss the new amend ments to NIB’s fees. Bobby Jones from the Department of Civil Aviation Airport told the group that his department received a new fire truck for the Marsh Harbour International Air -Heads of Department Meeting 2011Please see Review Page 21 On January 27 the first Heads of Departments meeting of 2011 was held in the confer ence room of the Education office. At this meeting each department head reviewed the highlights of the previous year and gave an idea of the plans for this new year.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 port, and that two mechanics have done training on maintenance of the vehicle. They have just hired ten firemen to serve between the two airports. Mr. Jones said that geological engineers were at the airport in January doing tests on the ground as the government proceeds toward breaking ground for the new ter minal. It is expected that work may begin sometime between March and June. George Martin, Assistant Manager in charge of distribution at BEC, said that they are working to improve generation and distribution along with upgrading their lightning protection so that they “will not have a repeat of last summer.” BEC is putting a tender out soon for 15 miles of trans mission line construction with a view to all work being completed by May. Both plants (Wilson City and Marsh Harbour) will be used to ensure that Abaco’s electricity de mand is met. Jeremie Saunders, Department of Fisheries, advised that the Nassau Grouper sea son will reopen on March 1. A program is underway through CARICOM to collect and assess data on poverty among fisher man. Mr. Saunders said they are still re ceiving numerous reports of undersized crawfish being sold, especially at special Review From Page 20 events. His department is going to be tar geting restaurants to get them to stop buy ing undersized crawfish. Elaine Martinborough, representing the Department of Housing, said there will be a number of service lots made available in various communities across Abaco later in the year. Brandon Thompson242-357-6532Dock ConstructionResidential and Commercial Customized to suit your lifestyleBoat LiftsSales and Service Quality boat lift dealer for 10 yearsAnd Much More...Offering unsurpassed attention to detail with almost two decades of hands on experienceContact us today! www.lbtmarine.com bthompson@lbtmarine.com Cell: 242-357-6532 Ph/Fax: 242-367-2704 Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Every Saturday 10 am 1 pm Behind Abaco Grocery The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class crewed yacht charter The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel March 2011 SAILING VACATIONSCruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran Sunsail Cruise the Abaco Sound in one of our new sailing yachts 36 ft. mono hull or 38 ft. catamaran SAILING VACATIONS Sunsail

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Juln 10 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwise Island-wide Abaco Listings Abaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse 366-2053 Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages 366-2075Grand CayRosie’s Place 352-5458Green Turtle Cay Bluff House Club 12 units 365-4247 Cocobay Cottages 6 cott 800-752-0166 Green Turtle Club 35 rm 365-4271 Island Properties + 34 hse 365-4047 New Plymouth Inn 9 rm 365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties + 34 365-4636 Other Shore Club 365-4226 Roberts Cottages 3 cott 365-4105 Guana CayDive Guana 11 hse 365-5178 Dolphin Bch Resort 4 rm 10 cott. 365-5137 Donna Sands + 12 hse 365-5195 Guana Beach Resort 6 units 365-5133 Guana Seaside 8 rm 7 cott 365-5106 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Ward’s Landing 4 units 904-982-2762 Ruth SAnds 9 hse 365-5140Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm 366-0133 Club Soleil 6 rm 1 cott 366-0003 Crystal Villas 7 villas 888-812-2243 Elbow Cay Prop + 53 hse 366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm 366 0095 Hope T Hideaways + 63 hse 366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse 366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott 366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages + 3 hse 366-0266 Sea Spray Resort 6 villas 366-0065 Tanny Key + 43 hse 366-0053 Turtle Hill 4 villas 366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages 4 hse 366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals + 8 hse 365-6048 Schooner’s Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Alesia’s 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 D’s Guest House 6 rms 367-3980 Living Easy 16 hse 367-2202 Island Breezes Motel 8 rms 367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas 6 eff 367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas 6 cott 367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic 367-0148 HG Christie 11 hse 367-4151Moore’s IslandMoore’s Is Bonefish Camp 8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeisha’s Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gay’s Resort 14 rm 366-4119 Rickmon’s Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500 Brigantine Bay Villas 4 units 365-8033 Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801 Mark’s Bungalows 4 units 365-8506 Abaco Estate Services 365-8752Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa 365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http://www.abaconian.com http://www.abacoinet.com http.//www.abacoinfo.com + agents with multiple cottages and houses http://www.abacos.com http://www.oii.net http://www.bahamas.com Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 366-0023 Fax: (242) 366-0189 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-5460 Fax: (242) 367-2516VHF 16www.seahorseboatrentals.comComplimentary Pick Up & Delivery Co-op holds Annual General MeetingBy Timothy Roberts The North Abaco Cooperative Society Limited unanimously passed a resolution to expand its bond to include all of Abaco while also voting to add two more mem bers to the Board of Directors during the society’s annual general meeting on Janu ary 24, 2011. Burnell Parker, Assistant Treasurer, suggested expanding the bond, which presently includes communities from Treasure Cay to Crown Haven in North Abaco, to include all of Abaco explaining that pres ently they have a few members that live outside their district. With two vacancies open on the current Board of Directors, election for officers was held with Romano Armbrister and Doyle Roberts being elected to serve. Leon Pinder, President of the Coopera tive, said that the society this year plans to provide what the fisherman need and sell it to them at lower than local retail prices. Mr. Armbrister said that there needed to be a core group to ensure that plans are moved forward. Members agreed with this and Mr. Armbrister was selected to form a core group with the directive to raise mon ey for the purchasing of fishing equipment for the co-op’s members. When it was mentioned that duties should not be charged on fishing equip ment, Sheryl Bowe-Moss, President of the Bahamas Cooperative League, suggested that they work together to agitate for more duty exemptions on fishing equipment. Dr. Marikas Alvarez, Bahamian repre sentative of Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, was encour aged by the participation in the various workshops and events over the past year and said that his organization is prepared to continue support in their ongoing ef forts. A number of members received cer tificates for completing HACCP certifica tion (Hazard Analysis and Critical Con trol Point, a safety system for food and pharmaceutical production) as well as certificates for completing workshops on Sanitation, Divers Safety, Introduction to Bahamas Catch Certificate Program, Lob ster Value Chain and Business Manage ment. Nathaniel Adderley, Director of Coop erative Societies under the Ministry of Ag riculture, was pleased to see some of the younger members join the Board of Direc tors and was impressed with the spirit of volunteerism he witnessed in the group. He said that since they have gone through the various workshops and training through the grant they received from the Interna tional Development Bank (IDB), “now you need to put that training to use in your businesses.” Members of the North Abaco Cooperative Society held its annual meeting on January 24. They made plans for this coming year and elected two new members to the Board of Directors. They also expanded the area of their bond to include all of Abaco. The Co-op will approach government to reduce the duties on fishing equipment. North Abaco News Civic OrganizationsPilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco þ Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday, monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Mangoes Restaurant

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 Dive Shops Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour þ. ............................ 367-2963 Above & Below, Marsh Harbour þ. ......................................... 367-0350 Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour .................................... 367-2787 Froggies, Hope Town þ. ......................................................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay þ. ............................................ 365-8571 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay þ. ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana þ. ....................................................................... 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop þ. ...................................................... 365-6013 Carts Rentals * Marsh Harbour þ. ............................. þ. ............................ þ. ........................... þ. ................... þ. ........................ þ. ................................... þ. ..... þ. ..................... þ. þ. .......................... þ. ................... þ. ........................ Green Turtle Cay þ. ........ þ. ... þ. ............................. .............................. ......................... þ. .. þ. ............................. þ. ...................... .............................. Guana Cay þ. ............... þ. ................. þ. ...................... Man-O-War þ. .................. þ. ........... þ. .................. þ þ. .. Hope Town þ. ..................... þ. ................... þ. ........................... þ. ............... þ. ................................ þ. .................... þ. ............................. Treasure Cay þ. ............. þ. ................................. ....................................... þ. ..................... þ. ........................... þ. ............................... þ. ........................... þ. .............. Sandy Point þ. .. þ. þ. ...... þ. .... þ. ...... þ. .... Marsh Harbour þ. ......... þ. ...... þ. ..... þ. .... þ. ....... þ. ...... þ. ..... þ. ........ Man-O-War þ. ....... Crossing Rocks þ. ....... Cherokee þ. ............. þ. .......... Noel Lowe þ. ............... þ. ......... Casaurina Point þ. ........... Hope Town þ. ........ North Abaco þ. .. þ. ....... þ. ...... þ. ....... þ. .......... Green Turtle Cay þ. ............. þ. ....... þ. .......... Visitors’ Guide Restaurant Guide + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour þ. ........................... þ. ....... þ. .... þ. ......................... þ. ............. ...................... þ. ............. þ. ................................. þ. ............. þ. .............. þ. ............. þ. ......................... þ. ............. þ. ..................... þ. ............. þ. ......................... þ. ............. þ. ............... þ. ... þ. .............................. þ. ........................ þ. ............. þ. .............................. þ. ............................ þ. ........................ þ. ..... þ. ..... þ. ......................... þ. ............. þ. ..................... þ. ..... þ. ..... þ. ............................. þ. ............. þ. ................ Wallys þ. ............................ þ. ............. Hope Town þ. ..................... þ. ............. þ. ....................... þ. ............. þ. ............... þ. ............. þ. ....... þ. ............. þ. .......................... þ. ..... þ. ..... þ. ...................................... þ. ...................... þ. ..... þ. ..... þ. ...................... þ. ..... þ. ..... Little Harbour þ. .......................................... Lubber’s Quarter ......................................... Man-O-War þ. ................................. þ. .................................... þ. ..................... Guana Cay þ. ........................ þ. ............. Nippers þ. .......................... þ. ............ þ. ..................... þ. ............. Treasure Cay þ. ................. þ. .............................. þ. .................... þ. ............. þ. ............... þ. ............ þ. ... þ. ............. þ. .................................. þ. ............. þ. ............. Green Turtle Cay ..................... þ. ............. þ. ............. þ. ............. þ. .......... þ. ............. þ. ......... þ. ............. þ. ............... þ. ............. þ. .... þ. ............. þ. ..................... þ. .............................. þ. ......................................... þ. .......................... þ. ................ þ. ....... þ. .... þ. ....................................... Sandy Point þ. ................................ þ. ................. þ. ............ þ. ................... Everyone reads The Abaconian Emergency Services B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667 Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518 The following services are provided by volunteers þ Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 þ Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services þ. ... þ þ. ............. þ. ................ þ. ......... þ. ................... þ. ......... þ. ..... ................ þ. ............. þ. ................. Abaco Marinas Green Turtle Cay ................ ....... þ. ...... þ. ...... ....... þ. ...... þ. ... ................ þ. ....... ....... þ. ...... þ. .. ....... þ. ...... Treasure Cay þ. þ. ...... þ. ...... Man-O-War þ. ... ....... þ. ...... Marsh Harbour þ. ....... þ. ...... þ. ................... ....... þ. ..... þ. . ....... þ. ..... þ. ........ ................ þ. þ. Hope Town þ. ..... ................ ................... þ. ....... ....... þ. ...... þ. .................. ....... þ. ...... Spanish Cay þ. ... ....... þ. ...... Guana Cay þ. ... ....... þ. ...... þ. .... ................ þ. ................. ...... þ. ...... Tours & Excursions Airlines Serving Abaco þ. ........ þ. ...................................... þ. .......... þ. ......................... þ. ............................. þ. ............................................... þ. ........................................ þ. .......................................... þ. ..................... þ. ........................................... þ. ............................. Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida þ. .............................................................. þ. ......................................... Taxi Cab Fares : (effective Dec 08) þ. ......................................... þ. ........... þ. ....... ......... ........................................ þ. ...................................................................... þ. ............................................................... ............................ þ. ....................................................... þ. ............................................................. þ. .................................................................. Leisure Lee þ. ..................................................................... þ. ............................... þ. ....................................................... þ. ...................................................................... þ. ................................ ........................ Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 085 þ. ............................................ þ. ................................................................... þ. .................................................................... þ. ....................................................... Leisure Lee þ. ..................................................................... þ. .................................................................... þ. ............................................ þ. ................................................................ þ. ....................................................................... þ. .................................................................... þ. ........................................................................ þ. .................................................................. þ. .................................................... þ. ............................ þ. ........................... þ. ........ þ. ................................ þ. ...................................... þ. .............................................. Attractions Albert Lowe Museum þ. ..................................... Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits þ. .... Green Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden þ. ....................... Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum þ. ...................... Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station þ. ......................................... Hope Town Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. þ. Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole þ. ....... Treasure Cay farm road Art studio & working foundryþ. ..................... Little Harbour Working boatyards þ. .......................................... Man-O-War cay Pocket beaches Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures Items of interestwatching ask tourism 367-3067To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 1 Oct 10 Compliments of The Abaconianwww.abaconian.com Albury’s Ferry Service Bch Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45 þ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30 Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor’s special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 7:15am 10:30 2:30 pm 4 5:45 þ Return 8 am 11:30 3:15 5 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 þ 1:30 pm þ 3:30 þ þ Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 þ Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5 Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT þ T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 , call for time Pinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm þ þ Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour The Great Abaco Express * Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes Tourism’s People-to-People program Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class visit, Environmental interest. Marine, Native plants, History, Humane Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar interests. Call Tourism’s Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more information. Email: dswain@bahamas.com Charter Boats þ

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 4 FEBRUARY 15th, 2011 Calendar of EventsMan-O-War Flea MarketPeople to People Reception Junior JunkanooAbaco Striders 5K and 10K Bahamas National Trust Da Market Senior Junkanoo Police Marching Band led the way to the churchUniformed services began year with a church serviceOn January 30 the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band led the way from St. Andrews Methodist Church to Friendship Tabernacle, both in Dundas Town. The other uniformed services joined them at the church. The previous night the band held a concert at Dundas Town Church of God with a variety of lively contemporary and Gospel music. By Jennifer Hudson A Defining Moment. Please see Service Page 2 DPM swears in 11 new citizensEleven residents of Abaco received their Bahamaian citizenship when the Hon. Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister, swore them in at the court room in Marsh Harbour on January 28. The ceremony was witnessed by other dignataries from Nassau as well as Abaco. Mr. Symonette is explaining what citizenship is and the responsibilities that come with it. By Samantha V. Evans Excellence: A Prevailing Attitude was -Abaco District honours outstanding students Abaco darts team won national championshipBy Mirella Santillo The Abaco darts team was jubilent on winning the Gold Cup Tournament held in Marsh Harbour on February 4 and 5. They were undefeated in every event. This was only the second time Abaco has won the tournament but this was particularly special since they swept the Gold Cup. They were competing with teams from three other islands. Please see Awards Page 4 Please see Darts Page 6 By Timothy Roberts Please see Citizens Page 7

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Page 2 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Parade and church service are an annual event Service From Page 1 The Police Need You The Royal Bahamas Police Force Marching Band made a grand entry carrying their flags to the annual church service for all uniformed departments. This service was held in the new Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Abaco property named Home of the Year Check out The Abaconian online atwww.abaconian.com

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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 FOR RENT Awards From Page 1 Friendship Tabernacle was packed for the Awards Ceremony honouring Abaco students who did well on national exams given last spring. Included in the program were selections by outstanding students from a variety of schools. The Awards Ceremony stressed excellence Located in Marsh Harbour between Standard Hardware and Party Time Ph: 242-367-3006 or 242-367-3839 Email: wireless@abacoinet.comWireless Internet Internet Cafe!

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 5 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING þ Prestigious Canal Front Development offering þ þ Carriage House units in blocks of four plus þ þ individual cottages. Both offer docks/ boat þ þ slips as well as golf cart or car garages. þ Prices start at $680,000 + 14% 2. NEW LUXURY WATERFRONT CONDOS þ þ WITH DOCKS! þ “PINEAPPLE POINT RESORT” Luxury þ þ gated community Treasure Cay’s newest þ þ waterfront development. 2 bed/ 2 bath þ þ and 3 bed/ 3 bath condos with availability þ þ of private boat slips. Pre-construction price þ þ þ starting at $529,000 net (plus closing þ þ costs). MUST SEE! Great investment opporþ þ tunity and a great location in Treasure Cay! þ 3. THE COTTAGES þ Now the newest oceanfront development þ þ on Treasure Cay beach comprising 10 þ individual luxury units þ Starting at $595,000 + 12% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB þ Luxury condominium project on Treasure þ þ Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onþ þ site pool and many other features þ Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing 5. ROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES þ On-site pool and tennis, newly completed þ þ luxury townhouse units directly on Treaure þ þ Cay each totalling 3 bed/ 4 1/2 baths plus loft þ þ bedroom/ den þ Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with þ þ ocean front patio, First floor open concept þ þ living / dining/kitchen plus master bedrom suite, all ocean þ þ views with patio/ balcony þ Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view þ þ MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing 6. PALM BAY DEVELOPMENT þ “Palm Bay” Unit #3 Canal front Town House þ þ located on Anchorage Estate Canal. fully þ þ furnished with 4 bed/ 3 bath, attached þ þ garage, deep water boat slip, onsite pool, þ þ short walk to town centre and the world þ þ famous Treasure Cay Beach. þ $856,250 plus purchasers closing fees þ “Palm Bay” Unit #5 Waterfront Townhouse þ þ fully furnished. Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath þ þ with garage. Upper level master bed with þ þ ensuite bath/living/dining/kitchen/lanai, þ þ powder room. Dock, 25’ Carolina skiff þ þ w/250 HP Evinrude engine GEO Tracker, þ þ golf cart $1,200,000 + 7.5% BEACH VILLA $648 2 bed/ 2 bath Garden Villa þ þ located in teh popular residential community þ þ of Beach Villa Subdivision, a short walk to the þ þ pool and the world fam ous Treasure Cay beach. þ þ $343,500 plus purchers closing fees. Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128’ þ þ water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment þ þ Price $474,000 EXC “NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in þ þ Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come þ þ in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and þ þ ”stuff.” EXC. Starting at $25,000 FGS þ STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT , 21’ 6” deep, 11’ þ þ 8” wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low þ þ price of $29,750.00 EXC MARINA VIEW VILLA þ Recently completed delightful villa with great þ þ marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2 þ þ bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq. þ þ ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to þ þ appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC TREASURE LANDING þ Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished, þ þ direct beach access. Good rental investment þ þ EXC. $334,825 + 7.5% MARINER’S COVE þ Townhouse condos with onsite tennis, heated þ þ pool, office, laundry þ Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully þ þ furnishedstorm shuttersgood rental þ potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished including garage plus vehicle. Good rental potential. EXC $300,000 FGS ROYAL PALM þ Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool þ 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view. þ þ 12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never þ þ rented. EXC $655,950 FGS TREASURE HOUSE þ Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/ þ þ pool/waterfall. Good rental potential. þ Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home. þ þ MLS $449,500 + 7.5% closing BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Resale condos available in first completed project. þ þ Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite þ þ potential. MUST SEE PROPERTIES. þ Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/ þ þ optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully þ þ furnished with many extra features including þ þ garage and Ford Taurus $742,000 + 14% ATLANTIS þ Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4, þ þ ground level, 2 bed 2 bath, emaculate condi þ þ tion. 12’ wide boat slip. $449,184 + 8.5% þ þ closing costs þ þ “Dolphin House” comfortable, well designed, þ þ fully furnished CBS home has 2 bed / 2 baths þ þ with large kitchen/ living/ dining facing the þ þ deep water canal. Includes dock, a 34’ Ribov þ þ ich, a bonefish skiff and a Chevy van. þ $799,000 + 8.5% þ Conco #2118 Canal front condo located on the þ þ deep water canal of Brigantine Bay. 2 bed/ 2 þ þ bath, tastefully furnished. 12’ wide boat slip, þ þ onsite pool. þ $449,183 plus purchasers closing fees. OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION þ Just Listed by Original Owner þ 2 bed/ 2 bath villa facing garden and pool þ þ area. Tropical privacy hedge offers real home þ þ atmosphere. Steps from the beach. Fully fur þ þ nished. Many special features þ þ EXC $368,875 + 7.5% þ þ Second row beach with direct ocean access. þ þ Great view. 2 bSOLDed / 2 bath, many þ þ special features. MUST SEE þ EXC. $460,000 FGS GALLEON BAY ESTATES þ “Fish Tales” unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath þ þ home on 2 full lots, 180’ waterfront with 118’ þ þ serviced dock, deep water, great for larger þ þ boat. MUST SEE! MLS$1,725,000 + 7.5% LEEWARD BEACH ESTATES þ “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more þ þ “on the beach” than in this special home. þ þ Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house þ þ with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus þ þ storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s þ þ walk. WOW! MLS $1,999,000 + 7.5% closing þ “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large þ þ lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. þ þ Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 þ þ bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ þ þ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 þ þ bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! þ þ Plus! MLS $755,000 + 7.5% closing þ WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES þ “Dream Point” Special CBS split level home þ þ located on a corner lot near “The Point” with þ þ two choices of direct beach access. Upper þ þ level has master bedroom with ensuite bath þ þ plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the þ þ split level there is the main entry into a large þ þ open living/dining area, modern well þ equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a þ þ wrap-around partially covered deck overlook þ þ ing the garden. Ground level has an extra þ large garage/ workshop with lots of storage. þ EXC. $996,300 FGS POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY þ 6.667 acres on the highway between Treasure þ þ Cay Resort and Treasure Cay airport. Running þ þ from highway north to the sea of Abaco. 180’ þ þ on water front and 165’ roadside, 1500’ road þ þ to water. Prime property that can be subdivid þ ed, commercial and housing/condos or þ þ subdivided into lots, commercial and residen þ þ tial $833,375 FGS, EXC Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsFor details and pictures visit our web page at http://www.treasurecayrealestate.com VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE þ Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach þ þ Beginning at $430,000 FGS þ þ þ þ water canal of Briganine Bay canal. 68 ft. dock þ þ with 14,000 lb lift with water and 200 amp elec þ þ trical service, 100 amp service at Tiki Hut on þ þ dock. $444,500 ABBREVIATION CODE EXC Exclusive listing FGS Full gross or all-inclusive price MLS Multiple Listing, list price plus buyer’s closingTreasure Cay has one of the world’s best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it. Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.com Marcellus Roberts Broker Everett Pinder Sales Associate UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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Page 6 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has its new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.com P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviation Abaco swept the Gold Cup undefeated in all events Darts From Page 1 Mix Triple: Mix Double: Women’s Double: Men’s Double: Women’s Single: Men’s Single: MVP Female: MVP Male: Individual team points: Total Points: By Timothy Roberts poverty level assessmentTeams from four darts associations competed for the Gold Cup, an annual event. Eleu thera joined the group for the first time and competed against Nassau, Grand Bahama and Abaco. The win for Abaco was a major one as they claimed victory in every category. The Gold Cup Tournament was held at the Anglican Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour, a location that has seen this competition before. Many of the players compete every year so have become very friendly.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Citizens From Page 1 By Jennifer Hudson An Evening of Music Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette congratulated all the newly sworn in citizens who ranged in age from 3 to 82 years. How Great Thou Art Happy Birthday Police Band gave a concert for the publicAlthough the audience at the Police Band concert was sparse, the music was stirring and rousing. The band played a vareity of types of music including Gospel.New citizens were informed of their responsibilities

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Page 8 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Ron-Paul Cabinets Plus Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-0546Carpet and Mattress SpecialsC all or visit our showroom Twin Mattresses starting from $155 Full Mattresses starting from $200 Queen Mattresses starting from $240 King Mattresses starting from $300 20 oz Commercial C arpet $9.50 sq ydBicycles: South Abaco News Get well wishes Local Quilting Group -Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool News Please see South Page 9 Cherokee quilters displayed their handiwork the Art in the Park Show put on by the Baha mas National Trust on January 28 and 29. One of their quilts was raffled during the show. Cherokee people are very community-minded. When someone needs assistance, the entire community responds. It happened again on February 5. Diana Sawyer was taken sick and was taken to Nassau where the doctors determined she needs open heart surgery. On this day the residents held a fund raising dinner. At the end of the day $12,000 had been raised with more pledges to come as well as the raffle of a Cherokee quilt.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 Art Show participant Church News One year later Another Cherokee Day in the making More South Abaco News South From Page 8 Please see South Page 10 This is Bridge Creek in Cherokee Sound one year after the residents there were concerned and government asked experts for assistance. The creek changed its channel and was washing away sandy beaches near the town. It was recommended that boulders be placed to keep the creek from undermining the beaches. Although the creek has not gone back to its original channel, it is no long threatening the beach.

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Page 10 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 South From Page 9 After Shock Youth Group More South Abaco News Bahama Palm Shores News By Janene Roessler Hole-in-the-Wall committee meetsBy Mirella Santillo Please see South Page 11 A beautiful tranquil scene! This is the well known Long Dock at Cherokee Sound. It goes out from a beautiful beach and is enjoyed by many.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 11 2,3,4&5Bedroom BeachfrontRentalsTreasure Cay, Abaco, BahamasPhone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501www.BahamaBeachClub.comTollFreeReservations:800-563-0014 18HoleGolf Course,Tennis,BoatRentals, Scuba,IslandTours,Shopping&More!“Best Beach in the Caribbean”Caribbean Travel &Life Magazine More South Abaco News South From Page 10 Above ground cave By Mirella Santillo Expert cave diver Brian Kakuk is suited up ready to enter Ralph’s Cave in South Abaco to continue mapping the cave, corre lating it with the topography above. He is carrying specialized equipment that Nancy Albury, right, uses to locate him on the surface. It is a very time consuming job. The goal is to allow those on the ground to know what is below them in the caves and to eventually be able to detect the link betweens some of the large caves. Nancy Albury is carrying a detector that is picking up waves from the transmitter in the cave below. These two can then deter mine the exact location of various formations below. Abaco Print ShopA Open 9 am 5 pm Mon. Thurs 9 am 3 am Fri.Raffle Tickets Event TicketsPlain, numbered or with stubs

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Page 14 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 School News Obstacle course at ECC is redesigned By Sandi Johnson and Rita Wieczorek Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club BTVI launches Pilot Program on Abaco By Samantha V. Evans School health program commences By Samantha V. Evans Please see School Page 15 This new obstacle course was recently completed at Every Child Counts School. It was designed by two college students who began the construction. It was completed by mem bers of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club. Several club members volunteer at the school each season while they are here.The school is for students with learning problems who cannot attend a normal school. It has an enrollment of about 100 children and is supported entirely by donations.

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 15 Marsh Harbour Contact Palm Beach Contact Nassau Contact þ Serving Marsh Harbour Weekly with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm BeachLEGEND Loading Monday in Palm Beach Arriving Tuesday in Marsh Harbour LEGACY Loading Tuesday in Nassau Arriving Wednesday in Marsh Harbour Leaving Thursday for Nassau M/V LEGEND M/V LEGACY ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local Abaco’s cornerstone to construction More School News School From Page 14 Wesley College Band receives donationBy Canishka Alexander Angels Academy wins Grade Five Spelling Bee By Samantha V. Evans Child Protection Act, discussed at PTA By Canishka Alexander St. Francis de Sales celebrates Feast Day By Canishka Alexander Supt. Noel Curry presented a donation to band members of Wesley College. Shown are Paige Archer, Charles Carey, Jr. and Kandise Kelly. Please see School Page 16 ABACO FREIGHTCOURIER SERVICESOcean Air 6671 W Indiantown Rd, Suite 50-453 Jupiter, Florida 33458 Walk-in and special handling nick@abacofreight.com Nick Mazzeo, owner manager

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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 The Ritz-Carlton Company is a world renowned luxury brand known for providing legendary service to its customers and members. Provid ing legendary service would not be possible, however, without “The Most Important Resource” in our service commitment to our Members/Guests and that is “The Ladies & Gentlemen” that we employ who are selected because they represent the Top 1 percent of Hospitality Professionals in Abaco, The Bahamas, and other countries around the world. Recently the Human Resources Department & Management Team established a new program that we refer to as Jewels & Leaders of The Week. This program is our own unique way of recognizing and celebrating all of the Ladies & Gentlemen who have made an excep tional contribution to “Creating Unique, Memorable, and Personal Experiences” for our Members & Guests and each other each week. These Ladies & Gentlemen really “Get It,” understand and grasp the concepts of The Company’s Gold Standards, which is our service culture, and demonstrate how to go about enlivening the Gold Standards. Please join us as we introduce and extend “First Class” recognition and congratulations to all of the January 2011 Jewels and Leaders who have inspired us and strengthened our pride to be Ritz-Carlton. Thank you all for enlivening our Gold Standards and demonstrating that you get what it means to be Ritz-Carlton and delivering legendary experiences. We are condent that because of each and every one of you that our Members & Guests cannot imagine a world without Ritz-Carlton & The Abaco Club on Winding Bay! Leader Bernadette Hepburn, Human Resources Manager: AKA “Bunny” for what we have coined “A Slam Dunk Experience” provided to our Ritz-Carlton Destination Members who looked forward to getting married during their trip and despite making their own arrangements they experienced a huge disappointment. The “Bunny” in tercepted and resolved to their surprise on their date of departure. Thank you for owning and immediately resolving our member’s problems Bernadette! Jewel Brent Bass, Loss Prevention, Supervisor: AKA, “Mr. Clutch” has proven that he is capable of rendering rst class rst re sponder assistance and genuine care when dispatched for medical emergencies to cater to our members and guests on site. We are condent that we can rely on Brent Bass when we need a positive catalyst to set things in motion with the right amount of power to engage and resolve a challenge! First Class Brent and thank you for your commitment! Leader George “Arli” Forbes, Loss Prevention Man ager: AKA “Arli” our Ambassador for “Protecting the privacy and security of our guests, my fellow employees and the company’s condential information and assets” and ensuring that all Ladies & Gentlemen know the important role they play in promoting a safe and accident free work environment. Mr. Forbes is also recognized for his ability to consistently “Meet & Beat” the deadlines and his commitment to his discipline. Thank you for all you do Sir Arli! Jewel Lydia Mills, Member Experience Concierge: Her name means noble kind or of the noble sort and very tting for a true lady. Lydia Mills also played an instrumental role along with Bernadette Hepburn when our Ritz-Carlton Destina tion Members almost faced the reality of not being married here in Abaco during their recent visit. Lydia and Bernadette combined forces and owned and immediately resolved our member’s problem. Thank you for making this happen Lydia! Leader Brucely Cornish, Assistant Director of Finance: AKA “Supa” for in vesting a signicant amount of time and focus to creating a spreadsheet to facilitate the managers with managing their budgets and controlling their expenses. We look forward to reaping the benets of this notable tool and “Maximizing prots and implementing sustainable eciencies thanks to Brucely! Jewel Lena Pratt, Housekeeping Supervisor: Demonstrated that she can communicate with a sense of urgency when it comes to meeting and fullling the expressed wishes of our Member & Guests. This young lady has proven that she is capable of pulling up her sleeves to lead by ex ample and jump into action to prepare any unit that she inspects based on the standards. Thank you for following through on your commitment to provide uncompromising levels of cleanliness and creat ing a safe and accident free work environment. You are simply the best Lena! Jewel Nadia Stuart, Room Attendant: Demonstrated that she is very attentive to meeting and ex ceeding needs of our members. Thanks for keeping your ra dar on and antenna up to deliver on the expressed & unexpressed wishes and needs of our members. Way to follow up and follow through Nadia! Jewel Anton Lockhart, Repairs & Maintenance Technician: Demonstrated that not only should he attend to the techni cal needs in the member/guest accommodations as required by his job function but that he is also responsible for provid ing uncompromising levels of cleanliness and creating a safe and accident free work environment. So he joined forces with Lena Pratt while do ing some work in the same unit to ensure that it was surgically cleaned for the arriv ing guests who had made a special request to be moved to this unit. Great tag team and superb way to create an envi ronment of teamwork so that the needs of our members, guests, and each other are met. A true gentleman thank you for your commitment to the gold standards Anton!Ritz-Carlton Honours Its January 2011 Jewels and Leaders School From Page 15 More School News Bakke Univserity in FreeportBy Canishka Alexander Abaco Central holds intra-shool eventBy Mirella Santillo þ Jack Hardy of Dundas Town recently donated a full-featured, Casio electric piano to S.C. Bootle High School’s Music Department. Mr. Hardy taught in The Bahamas Educational System for many years, most recently at Abaco Central High School. The electric piano is most welcomed by the school’s Music Department which has no musical instruments to speak of, except for several xylophones and a few hand bells. It will be used extensively for class lessons, preparing students for upcoming external exams and to assist with gen eral assembly activities. The picture shows Denise Gadsby, Music Teacher, Mr. Hardy and Sabrina Russell, Vice-Principal. Everyone says, “Thank you so much, Mr. Hardy.”S. C. 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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 By Canishka Alexander Police present annual 2010 Year in ReviewBy Timothy Roberts level is assessed Best Investment in Little Harbour $279,000 1-772-519-9925

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Page 18 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Man-O-War HardwareAn Extensive Selection of Brass, Stainless & MonelBolts, Nails & Screws Hinges & Barrel BoltsStainless Steel Hurricane ClipsPlain & Pressure TreatedPine, Fir, Cypress Teak & MahoganyInterior, Exterior & Marine For quotes or information Call Walter Sweeting l Arthur Elden Man-O-War Cay, Abaco, BahamasPh: (242) 365-6011 l Fax (242) 365-6039 Man-O-War’s Second Heritage Day!Saturday, April 2th, 2011Man-O-War Cay Possession of Dangerous Drugs / Resisting Arrest & Obscene Language On Threats of Death / Disorderly Behav iour & Obscene Language Drowning Possession of Dangerous Drugs On Stealing Stolen Boat (Recovered) House-breaking & Stealing Stolen Boat (Recovered) Moving Vehicle without Owner’s Consen Bomb Threats Reported Assault Stealing Stealing House Breaking & Stealing Vagrancy Police Crime Report By Dr. James D. Hull Marsh Harbour Medical Centre Your Health Consider long and hard before wanting a hospital

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 Elbow Cay Zoning and Ordinances White PaperBy Timothy Roberts News of the Cays Jeremy Sweeting chaired a meeting of Elbow Cay residents that considered a white paper on zoning and ordinances. A committee had prepared the paper and this was a time for residents to hear it and discuss it. The committee will accept suggestions for three weeks before the final draft will be written. It will then be voted on by registered voters. If it is accepted, it will have to go through a process with central government to make it legal. www.abaconian.comCheck Out

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Page 20 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Located in the Abaco Shopping Center, Marsh HarbourTel: (242) 3673-202 Fax: (242) 367-3201 eMail: abacoprint@batelnet.bsBackpacks Calculators Clocks Computer Bags / Portfolios Coolers Ice Desk Accessories Drinkware Executive Toys Key Holders Mp3 / Radios Note Holders Stress Relievers Technology Tools Totes / Duffels Travel / Leisure Writing Instruments Promote your business Why & How? Attract new customers Increase repeat business Inspire customer loyalty Improve client relations Reactivate old accounts Build an image By Chana Albury This is a 100-year old house in Man-O-War that the owner is agreeing to be made into a museum. Much work has to be done to it before it is appropriate. But residents are already busy working to make repairs before the town celebrates Sojer Day on April 2. A man can be seen scraping paint preparatory to painting. The committee is asking for old items of all kinds that they can include in their displays. More News of the Cays Special Rates onAlbury’s Ferry ServiceMan-O-War Primary SchoolFlea Market and BazaarSaturday, February 19, 2011Round Trip Rates Adults $15Departure Points Please call Albury’s Ferry for reservations 367-0290By Mirella Santillo Abaconians participated in Nassau Marathon

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALECasuarina Point, Casuarina Point, Central Pines Sub, Hope Town, . Leisure Lee, Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt Marsh Harbour, Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shores Marsh Harbour, Little Orchard Villas Marsh Harbour, Mermaid Reef Villas, Marsh Harbour, Sweeting Village, Marsh Harbour, Murphy Town, Shell Rd. Treasure Cay, Baker’s Creek, Little Abaco, Elbow Cay’s Murphy Town, Murphy Town, Triplex, . Treasure Cay Treasure Cay, Sand Dollar Condos Treasure Cay Price Reduction WPB, Florida WPB Mobile Home, MOBILE HOME FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE By Mirella Santillo A group of 18 took an eight-hour course to learn to teach reading to adults. A woman came from Let’s Read Bahamas in Nassau to do the training. These tutors will now be prepared work in reading centers that will be in various communities. The Project Read Abaco is a project of Simmone Mullings, who wants to make a difference in the lives of the people on Abaco. After they learn to read, Mrs. Mullings will teach further skills. By Kathleen Albury Real Estate ReviewThe dangers of overpricing in a competitive market

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Page 22 Section B The Abaconian February 15, 2011 Business Service Directory Big Cat EquipmentRentals Services: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! 9 am 5 pm Mon. Thurs. 9 am 3 pm Fri. A & C Security Guards Guard Dog Services Reposession Services Bank Escort Alarm Installation & More..Phone Contact: 458-2345/6Security & Reposession By Mirella Santillo Chalk Art Festival brings out hidden talentsThe winner of the Chalk Art Festival was Zyandric Jones, who drew a very expressive portrait of Mother Teresa. Shown are Ian Carroll, Zyandric, Lil’ Bill Albury, Rotary President and Desmond Bootle of 3 D’s signs who sponored the painting. Preparations underway for Abaco Marine Flea Market This is one of the items that will be offered for sale at the Marine Flea Market in Trea sure Cay on March 26-27. Prices will be greatly reduced. Bargains will be waiting. Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island

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February 15, 2011 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE VEHICLES FOR SALE BUSINESS FOR SALE Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast results Call 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 2003 Buick Century, 2003 Silverado Chevy Pick-Up, 2010 SYM Jet motorcycle, 17’ Offshore Whaler, 19’ Bayliner 20’ Proline Fisherman 23’ Albury Bros Classic, 23’ Seafox WA, 23’ Parker, 26’ Custom Fiberglass 29’ Bayliner 285 Cruiser, 2006 31’ Island Hopper, 34’ Crusader, , 36’ Catalina Sloop, Established Souvenir Business 12’ Zodiac Inflatable, BOATS AND MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE School From Page 16 þ Rangers raise money with a car washRangers play as well as work Items for Sale, Commercial Services, Cars & Boats A group of Rangers from Central Abaco held a car wash in the AID parking lot on Janu ary 29. The day before they were at the traffic light with their five-gallon jugs raising money. After the car wash, the Defence Force officers and the Rangers had a water fight that they all enjoyed.

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