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January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2012 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 RequestedBy Timothy Roberts The Gully Roosters, a Green Turtle Cay band, entertained the festive crowd as hundreds of Bahamians and visitors waited for the Junkanoo parade to commence on De cember 31 on Green Turtle Cay. Just before 4 p.m. the sounds of goat skin drums filled the air, and the expectant crowd cheered and danced as the wonder ful display of colorful costumes and rhythmic music moved methodically through the roads of New Plymouth. The Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slammers Junkanoo group, led by a float on wheels displaying the theme of this years costumes Island Hopping capti vated the crowd with vibrant costumes and Junkanoo beats. The costumes, varying in size, displayed in vivid colors and iconic symbols the islands of The Bahamas. With an abundant flair of feathers, sequins and more, the creations included flamingoes, crabs, fish, conch shells, turtles and flowers and included farmers alley and Goombay Summer. The rushers themselves ranged from New Years brings Junkanoo to Green Turtle Cay Crowds are thrilled with the Slammers show The Green Turtle Cay Little Island Slammers entertained crowds of visitors and locals with their annual junkanoo rush. This longtime tradition is eagerly anticpated for it costumes, rhythm and dancing as town people bring in the new year. Photograph by Tuppy Weatherford. Please see Junkanoo Page 2 Art for the Parks January 27 Noon 3 pm Viewing January 27 6 pm 9 pm Gala Opening January 28 10 am 6 pm Viewing, presentations, childrens art, demonstrations, music, food January 29 11 pm 3 pm Viewing All fire departments on the Family Islands come under the Fire Services section of the Royal Bahamas Police Force. It has been headed by Supt. Jeffrey Deleveaux for many years, the uniformed police officer on the far right. He is retiring. He brought his replacement to introduce him to Abaco firefighters. Acting Supt. Walter Evans, center uniformed officer, will be returning at a later date to Abaco to meet with the eight active fire rescue organizations on Abaco. Representatives of several of these sevices met with these officers on January 5 at the Marsh Harbour Fire Station. The Nassau offi cers were accompanied by Supt. Noel Curry, Abacos Police Chief. In the right center of the photo is Cpl. Paul Johnson, fire officer of the Police Force assigned to Abaco who is serving as Acting Fire Chief of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire and Rescue. New Fire Chief is introduced Voter cards are now being released Voter registration cards are now ready to be picked up. Shown are MP for South Abaco, Edison Key, and his wife Kathy Key receiving their cards from Administrator Cooper. The issuing of the cards is one step toward a national election to be held later this spring.Pick up your voter registration card


Page 2 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 young boys and girls to older men and women who appeared very enthusiastic and pleased to be rushing in the parade. As the group moved forward, the dancers came into view, making their way down the streets as people joined in, dancing to the pul sating sounds of the goatskin drums, cowbells, Junkanoo From Page 1 Hundreds crowd GTC streets to celebrate junkanoo The junkanoo rush proceeded slowly through the narrow streets of Green Turtle Cay on December 31 with crowds waiting in eager anticipation. Cowbells, whistles and other instruments all contribute to the sounds of junkanoo. One of the elaborate costumes of the Slammers was a heavy weight tp shoulder. A rest on the seawall was welcome. horns and whistles. The dancers were followed by the band of drummers, horn blowers and cowbell shakers who kept a steady pace for the duration of their slow trek around the settlement of New Plymouth. Young and old alike enjoyed the sights and sounds as people continued to have a good time dancing, eating and drinking. The streets were full of activity as many people visited shops, vendors and restau rants to buy a variety of treats. A choice of American and Bahamian foods was on sale throughout town. Whether you were inter ested in hamburgers or hotdogs, cracked conch or conch fritters, or were just looking for desserts, there was a delicious vari ety sure to please. The festival continued into the evening as people celebrated in anticipation of the beginning of a new year. The day was filled with families, festivities, food and fun as many were delighted with the days celebration. The lead float of the Spring City Rockers named the theme, The Bahamian Experience.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 3 HOPE TOWN | ELBOW CAY #11680 Big Rock Hill One acre oceanfront, 140 on the Atlantic. US$665,000. Kerry Sullivan #10785 Eleven at Big Point 1/2 acre beachfront building site. US$395,000. Kerry Sullivan #12584 Heron View -North End lot includes dock slip for 40 boat. US$276,000. Kerry Sullivan #13179 Hope Town Point Lot 70A & B North end building site. B$125,000. & B$145,000. Kerry Sullivan #10342 New Settlement Hillside lots with water views starting at $140,000. Kerry Sullivan #13827 Lucayos Lot 27 UNDER CONTRACT Beautifully elevated site. US $195,000. Kerry Sullivan #11440 North End Lot 51A & B Ocean Views $185,000. &$195,000. Jane PattersonLUBBERS QUARTERS#11512 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 18 Steps to water, dockage available. $150,000. Laurie Schreiner #10312 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. Stunning views. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner #3947 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 143 Approximately 11,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury #10707 Abaco Ocean Club Lot 152 NEW PRICE dockage. $119,900. Laurie SchreinerTILLOO CAY#10599 Fabulous Beachfront Lot. Best Beach Location. NEW PRICE $375,000. Stan Sawyer #4671 Sea Views, high elevation, 1/2 acre. FURTHER REDUCED $135,000. Stan Sawyer #11897 Tilloo Beach Subdivision Lot 27 Superior elevation, shared dock. $115,000. Kerry Sullivan #10287 One Waterfront Acre Great elevation, room for dock. $220,000. Laurie Schreiner HOPE TOWN #12234 OCEAN VIEW Redecorated & spacious 4/4 with pool on stunning beach in prime location. Dock option. Moments from the village. US$1,490,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comJan15thSection A, 2011 HOPE TOWN #12823NORTH STAR WATERFRONT Private, spacious 2 / 2 home, close to beach and dockage. US$975,000. LOTS & ACREAGE LARGE LOT PRIVATE HOPE TOWN #13823FOUR WINDS 3b/ 3b on the Sea of Abaco with deepwater dock, 2+ acres of private grounds, many upgrades. B$1,600,000. DEEP WATER DOCKHOPE TOWN #14661COCO PLUM Newly built 3b 2bmain house & 2b 2b guest cottage on a quiet lane across the street from one of the best beaches on the island. US$750,000. Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comHOPE TOWN #13742QUACK CAY OCEAN VIEWS This 3 / 2 bath home has high ceilings,large kitchen, close to town. US$1,200,000. WHITE SANDY BEACHGeorge Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046Member of the Bahamas MLS Kristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 NEW PRICEHOPE TOWN #12088CLIFFORD SAWYER HOUSE Historic refurbished 3/2 home with pool, detached studio, great rental. $875,000. CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES EXCELLENT VALUE H ope Town L ubbers Quarters T illoo Cay HOPE TOWN #11225AERIE OCEANVIEWS 3/2 home nestled in the dunes, close to town, and ocean beach. US$595,000.. DOCK SLIP IN THE CREEK EXCELLENT RENTAL HOPE TOWN #13458FRESCA OCEAN VIEWS Spacious 4 bed, 31/2 bath, with pool, close to beach US$595,000. UNDER CONTRACTHOPE TOWN #13593HILL TOP Absolutely fabulous, newly renovated Key West-style, 4/2, swimming pool, high end finishes, harbour views. US$995,000. TURN KEY HOPE TOWN #12051 VALENTINES Situated in town this 3/2 bath is steps to the beach and dockage, good rental. US$500,000. HISTORIC HOMEHOPE TOWN #13590LIL HOPE 2 bed/2 bath Loyalist cottage across from the Mission House. Walk to shops & restaurants, good rental. US$350,000. BEACHES NEARBYHOPE TOWN #13081CLOUD NINE In the Quiet north end of Elbow Cay is this 2/2 home on a nice size lot, close to dockage. US$465,000. TUCKED AWAYHOPE TOWN #13839VERDE VISTA BUTTONWOOD BAYVery private 4/3 home is amongst the native trees, close to dockage. $399,000. SECLUDED SETTINGTILLOO CAY #14333TRANQUILITY This 2 bed 2 bath home has stunning views & sits on 3 acres with pool & 80 ft dock and private boat basin. US$1,350,000. PRIVACYTILLOO CAY #14306COCO LOBOS 8 acres with sweeping views of the Sea of Abaco & the Atlantic, tucked away in a protected cove w/ 3 bedroom home with 100 ft. dock US$1,785,000. TILLOO CAY #11546TOP-A-TILLOO Where can you get brand new construction with views for this price? Short walk to beach & dockage. US$199,500. EXCEPTIONAL VALUE LUBBERS QUARTERS #12309 HUMMINGBIRD COTTAGE & GARDEN COTTAGETwo cottages with total 3 bed 2 bath, deeded dockage and beach across the street. $350, UNBEATABLE DEAL LUBBERS QUARTERS #13186LOTS 21 & 22 Two adjoining lots & boat slip in a protected marina. Build your island dream home on close to 1/2 acre. $149, BRING OFFERSLUBBERS QUARTERS #10482Surround yourself in luxury & enjoy stress free living in this well appointed 3b 2b home. Fantastic views. Deeded dock slip & many extras US$575,000. NEW PRICE LUBBERS QUARTE RS #14073 SUNSET HILL 2,800 sq.ft. 3 bed 3 bath home with incredible views of the Sea of Abaco. Beachfront & dockage on the east side of the island. US$695,000. BEACH & DOCKAGEHOPE TOWN #13590HARBOUR HILL 100 ft of beachfront at the entrance of Hope Town harbour with unobstructed views of the lighthouse. House plans included. US$395,000. GREAT LOCATION HOPE TOWN #10067COCONUT DUNES 92 linear feet of beachfront. Lush, natural foliage. An idyllic setting to build your island home. US$465,000. UNDER CONTRACT EXPANSIVE VIEWSHOPE TOWN #15195JOANIES LOT Great Value, elevated 1/2 acre located in Dorros Cove, expansive views. US$220,000. HOPE TOWN #10350SHEPHERD NEEDLE HILL 3.7 acres on the Sea of Abaco with phenomenal elevation. Deep water dockage potential. US$995,000. SPECTACULAR VIEWS HOPE TOWN #14872MAY HOUSE OceanfrontThis cozy round design 2/2 home situated on 11/2 acre. Near dockage and beaches. US$1,695,000. PANORAMIC VIEW HOPE TOWN #15429 TAHITI HAI DORROS COVE Spacious 4b/2b plus island-style dcor. Dock slip included. US$995,000. NEW LISTING


Page 4 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 V ACANT LAND/ HOMES REDUCED Guana Sea Side Village 3,080 sq. Beach access. $44,000 Bahama Coral Island 10,000 sq. access to electricity. $19,000 Bahama Palm Shores Residential lots available. Starting at $26,500 Schooner Bay Little Bridge Beach oceanfront lot. $365,000 Sunrise Bay -Lots available in upscale gated community. Call for details! Sunrise Bay Lot with partial foundation for a 2,500 sq. home. $170,000 Mike Lightbourn President 242-393-8630 Mailin Sands Marsh Harbour 242-367-2992 Shirley Carroll Marsh Harbour 242-367-2992 Pleasants Higgs Hope Town 242-366-0797 Lee Pinder Cherokee Sound 242-366-2053Hope Town Oceanfront lot 55 of beach. NOW $595,000 Lubbers Quarters Waterfront lot. 100 x 200. $199,500 Little Abaco Waterfront acreage with power. $49,000 Long Beach 1/4 acre lot in quiet community. $41,500 Hope Town 2b/2b with great views! $599,000 Marsh Harbour, vacant lots next door to Sunrise Bay Starting at $79,000 Dundas Town 9,000 sq. lot on Christie Street. $40,000 Murphy Town Residential lots. Financing available. From $45,000 Little Harbour 12,399 sq. lot with views. $110,000 Sweetings Village 9,000 sq. vacant lot. $48,000 Yellowwood Hilltop lots w/views of Cherokee Creeks. From $88,500 MERMAID COTTAGE Man-O-War Adorable 2 bed/2 bath cottage with wrap around porch. Features generator and central A/C. Furnished and close to beach. $299,000-Ref. #7549 MAN-O-WAR CAY 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. e two stories comprise 2,754 sq. of living space. Fixer upper with lots of potential. Patios with sea views. $375,000-Ref. #7616 LUBBERS QUARTERSLuxury on Lubbers Quarters! Custom 2,000 sq. home on .85 acres with beach, dock and amazing views. Fully turn-key with many amenities including boat and golf cart. US $999,000-Ref. #7757 SCHOONER BAYPrime harbourfront lot (54x75) with extensive views $380,000-Ref. #7613 Little bridge beach lot (52x50) with views of the harbour and ocean. $198,000-Ref. #7612 GUANA CAY Oceanfront living! Charming 3 bed/3bath furnished cottage on Guana Cays Dolphin Beach. Quiet community but close to all the action on Guana. Great rental history. $775,000-Ref. #7310 MARSH HARBOUR Simmons PlaceCommercial complex in the heart of town on the tourist strip. 4 storefronts and 2 apartments, income potential! $495,000-Ref. #6766 TUCKED AWAY Sand Banks 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.4 acres of land running from the highway to the Sea of Abaco. 80 of water frontage. $210,000-Ref. #6582 BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 bed/2 bath, 2,000 sq. home with spacious living area with a bonus gaming room. Located on a dead end road oering private surroundings. $299,000-Ref. #7320 MAN-O-WAR CAY 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a 8,729 sq. lot. Catch nice peaks of the Atlantic ocean from the porch. e home is mostly furnishedwith a 30 KW generator and extra storage facilities. $295,000-Ref. #7704 COZY COTTAGE MAN-O-WAR CAY Bahamian style 2 bed, 1.5 bath adorable cottage. Centrally located and close to harbour and lovely beaches. Priced to Sell! $275,000-Ref. #7675 MAN-O-WAR CAY Bahamian style hilltop home on large plot oering views of the protected creek and Sea of Abaco. Includes boat house and private dock. $825,000-Ref. #7365 HOPE TOWN Build your dream home on this oceanfront property on a beautiful beach in the heart of the settlement. Steps away from all of Hope Towns amenities. $495,000-Ref. #7095 SKY VIEW Marsh Harbour-4 bed/2.5 bath hilltop sanctuary. is 1.4 acre treasure features a pool, 4,250 sq. residence and landscaped grounds. $999,000-Ref. #7364 CASUARINA POINTLocated across the canal this 2 bed, 2 bath home features a 3 sided porch, enclosed yard, high ceilings, mini split a/c. Just minutes to the beach and deep sea shing. $245,000-Ref. #7705 MAN-O-WAR CAY 4 bed/3 bath spacious island home on 6,300 sq. lot. Features wrap around porch, central a/c, laundry room, and sun patio. $345,000-Ref. #7380 AYNYA Dickies CaySea to Sea property, 3,500 sq. house with swimming pool, private deep water dock on Man O War Cays protected harbour. Unsurpassed views! $1,300,000-Ref. #7559 HIGH ROCKS Yellow Elder Charming 3 bed, 2 bath cottage with 144 feet of waterfront on the Sea of Abaco with a bulk head in place and a prime space for a dock. $775,000-Ref. #7703 LUBBERS QUARTERS Authentic island living in this cozy 3b/3b cottage steps away from the sea in Lubbers Abaco Ocean Club. Quick boat ride to Tahiti Beach, Hope Town or deep sea shing. $459,000-Ref. #7745 LITTLE HARBOURElevated lot with incredible views of Atlantic, harbour and the creeks. $149,000-Ref. #7500 Lot with views and completed foundation. $99,000-Ref. #7176 YELLOWWOOD Properties available in Yellowwood featuring great elevation. Views of the nearby ocean and creek. Starting at $88,500 TILLOO CAY Stunning 11 acre estate on sea to sea property. Boasts 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms throughout three luxurious villas. Other features include a fully equipped dock in a protected cove, a day dock, beach, pool, jacuzzi hot tub and unsurpassed views of the Sea of Abaco. A secluded, private island feel with communities close by. $4,200,000 Ref. #7162 LUBBERS QUARTERS Island retreat! Two homes on this 9 acre sea to sea property facing beautiful Tahiti Beach. Large private dock and endless possibilities. $1,675,000-Ref. #7167 NEW EXCLUSIVE HIGH ROCKS Back on the market at an even better price! Views plus more with this unique 7 bed/5 bath property. Three separate living quarters, room for guests or monthly income from renters. US $675,000-Ref. #7718 MAKE AN OFFER NEW EXCLUSIVE CASURINA POINT 3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet area. 1,624 sq. of air conditioned living space located across from the canal. Well designed and fully furnished. $199,900-Ref. #7344 REDUCED STEAL OF A DEAL NEW EXCLUSIVE NEW EXCLUSIVE REDUCED REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE REDUCED REDUCED NEW EXCLUSIVE


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Page 6 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 bahamian cuisine on Hope Towns waterfrontClosed on Tuesdays .Lunch & Dinner Daily Appetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m ICE RENTAL BIKES ROCK imported & local SAND imported & local 8 CONCRETE BLOCKS 50LBS BAGS ROCK & SAND Abacos cornerstone to construction AIR COMPRESSOR AVAILABLE FOR RENT Murphy Town Water Front beside Parkers Landing Central Abaco News Gulfstream annunces new planes, new nameGulfstream International Airlines announced in December that it is changing its name to Silver Airways. The name along with a new logo exemplifies the airlines growth potential as well as its commitment to provide safe and efficient operations. The airline is purchasing six 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft that will replace the 19seat Beechcraft 1900 aircraft that the com pany presently uses. The airline took deliv ery of the first one in December. The new planes will be phased in between Decem ber 2011 and July 2012. Each aircraft will be subject to inspection and certification under U.S. and Bahamian aviation regulations to ensure full compliance with all safety and operational requirements prior to initiating scheduled passenger service. In-service dates for the new aircraft type will be announced after these regulatory approvals. The aircraft will be deployed on the Florida-Bahamas routes. Silver will continue flights from Fort Lauderdale airport to both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Last month the airline started new non-stop from Orlando International to Marsh Harbour. The new planes will offer flight attendant service and restrooms.Art program is planned for immigrant communities By Samantha V. Evans Kids need positive activities to engage in to help them develop their talents and to improve academically. Such programs are needed in more abundance to cater to kids who live in the Mud and Pigeon Peas communities. One college graduate, Jessica Filkins, proposes to start an art program for kids from these communities called the Haitian Immigrant Art Program. The program will provide the kids with positive activities to do while teaching them the beauty of art. The program will be held Monday to Fri day 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ms. Filkins will be assisted by several other persons including three trained teach ers. The program will begin early in 2012 as there is a great need for constructive pro grams to be started to keep the kids from these communities positively engaged. A location for this project has not been announced. Before the start of the program, they will have fundraisers and promotions in the relevant communities.Snap Shops Open House has a SantaBy Bradley Albury Snap Shop held a Christmas open house on December 16 and 17. Besides enticing gift-hunters with up to 50 percent off select ed items, there was also the chance to take photos with Santa Claus. Refreshments were served to the Christmas shoppers and Santa enthusiasts. It was a fun event that, coupled with the other retailers open houses happen ing last month, should lead to some very nice presents under the Christmas tree. Please see Central Page 11 The Water & Sewage Corporation held its first annual Christmas Social on December 16. According to Barrington Murphy, manager of Abacos office who organized the event, the purpose is to foster camaraderie among the Water & Sewage employees as well as engaging the community. Music, dominoes, food and beverages were all jovially served in the small park across from the Regattas in Marsh HarbourWater & Sewage holds community social Every Christmas holiday time Priscilla and Peter Pinder decorate their yard in Government Subdivision. The two girls on the right center, Deanna McDonald and Alissa Pinder offer sweets and other goodies for sale to the many people to flock to see the display. Christmas display draws crowds


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 7 Central From Page 10 Iggy Biggy offers Open House discounts By Mirella Santillo Iggy Biggy, a gift shop with branches in Marsh Harbour and Hope Town, held its Marsh Harbour Open House on December 10. Enticed by the 20 percent store-wide sale, customers began arriving early, the beginning of a steady flow of people who shopped until well past closing time until finally forced to abandon their shopping when the power went out. Owner Mary Beth Curry welcomed people as they walked through the door, offering help with a large smile, assisted by Donna Bain. At Iggy Biggy one can always find the perfect gift for any occasion. With trendy clothes and decorative items, CDs of local music and Christmas ornaments to choose from, what better place to start Christmas shopping? The large discount was not the only at traction: finger food galore was available throughout the day along with soft drinks, wine and beer, rewarding the shoppers and creating a festive atmosphere. According to manager Linda Duggan, the Open House was a great success with people still patronizing the shop until after 6 p.m. It was pitch dark, so the custom ers had to leave. We lost a few sales, she commented On December 23 and 24 late shoppers were offered the opportunity to finish their Christmas shopping, taking advantage of another 20 percent store-wide discount.Integrated Medical Centre celebrates its By Jennifer Hudson Dr. George Charite, Medical Director of the Integrated Medical Centre in the Dove Plaza in Marsh Harbour, and his staff and patients celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of his clinic in grand style on the evening of January 7. A party of thanksgiving and appreciation was held by Dr. Charite and his staff for their patients at the Faith Convention Centre and almost 100 attended to celebrate this happy occasion. Dr. Charite welcomed everyone, referring to everyone as his family and ex Please see Central Page 10 Chelseas Choice made a donation on December 17 to the Abaco Cancer Society. The staff shown are Devin Rolle, Japhet Tador, Kennedy and Carina Ferguson presenting the check to Lillian Cash, President of the Abaco Cancer Society, to go toward the breast cancer fundraising drive. Chelseas Choice donates to Cancer Society More Central Abaco News


Page 8 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 The Editor Says . How The Abaconian evolvedThe Abaconian 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, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address 990 Old Dixie Hwy #8 Lake Park, FL 334038,000 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco $25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA $65 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By Stephanie Humblestone In my haste to get to the 8 a.m. ferry to Marsh Harbour I stuffed a ten-dollar bill into the back pocket of my jeans with the intention of transferring it to my wallet later. As usual I arrived at the lower dock in Hope Town in the nick of time. Once seated on board, I looked at my list of er rands and began organizing my day in the big city. Pulling out of the harbour, I remem bered the money and retrieved it from deep within my pocket. Now crinkled and creased, I felt a pang of guilt at creating more wrinkles on the already aged watermark of Queen Elizabeth II and the picture-perfect Hope Town lighthouse on its reverse side. As I began smoothing it out so that it would fit neatly into my wallet, I heard a familiar voice say, If I were you, I would iron it. I looked up to see a friend I had known for many years in Nassau. You must be joking, I said. Well, you look as if you are going to a lot of trouble to restore that note to mint condition. I laughed. Oh, I am just trying to make it flat enough to go in my slim wallet. It looks like that bill has seen better days, he observed. And my dear monarch also, I reflected, remembering younger pictures of Her Majesty on former bank notes before she was usurped by prominent Bahamian politicians as wonderful as they are. I have to say I especially like the dollar bill with the watermark of the nations first Prime Min ister, Sir Lynden O. Pindling, and a map of The Bahamas. The back bears a picture of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, a partial rainbow and the beautiful Yellow Elder flower. Another of my favourites is the five-dollar bill with Sir Cecil WallaceWhitfield and rushing Junkanooers. I smoothed my hand across the older Queens face and smiled. It is interesting that she has started to reappear on the Ba hamas currency after being conspicuously absent. I pondered on whether the now defunct British Consulate in Nassau might too be resurrected after closing many years ago. Maybe Britains making a comeback! I was interrupted from my reverie by that same voice. I had a friend he be gan. I wanted to say Congratulations. Then without further ado he launched into a long story about how this school buddy of his in Nassau used to wash his bills and hang them out to dry, thus giving a whole new meaning to money laundering. Lets face it, he said, money is dirty in every sense, and my friend was a stick ler for cleanliness. I continued to fumble with my ten-dollar note and finally flattened it into my wallet. Did this friend of yours suffer from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)? I asked, aware that it takes all forms and is not exclusive to washing hands and avoiding cracks in the pavement. He thought for a while as if considering the possibility. No, he finally replied, because it was only on Saturday nights that he washed and ironed his bank notes. Still a possibility I mused to myself, even if just once a week. Why that night only? Because it was date night. When pay ing for dinner or buying his girlfriend a drink, he disliked taking out rumpled bills. Liked them crisp. Well, thats kind of funny, I said, as CRISP is also a forgery-proof method for bank notes. It stands for Counterfeit Resis tant Integrated Security Product. He looked suitably impressed and asked me more. But I confessed that I only knew the term and had no clue how it worked. I had to admit that I was more interested in knowing more about this nameless guy in Nassau who I envisioned very Saturday night Brylcream-ing his hair and lovingly ironing bank notes. Please see Humblestone Page 22 In my humble opinionMoney laundering in The BahamasWe started The Abaconian in 1993 with no journalism experience and actually no writing experience. For several years prior to 1993, we had felt that Abaco could use a newspaper to bring the various communi ties together and to provide for local advertising. Surely, we assumed, it would not be that difficult to gather enough articles to print island news once a month. It would be an interesting part-time venture. But before commenting on the develop ment of The Abaconian, let me go explain what island communication was like in the 1960s and even into the 1970s. Communication of any sort was very limited outside the community where one lived. Communities were isolated. Travel between the communities was limited. Our life on Snake Cay in the 1960s and in Hope Town in the 1970s was interest ing but did not give much exposure to the influences shaping Abaco. Venturing out beyond ones town in the earlier years was an adventure. Each settlement had one phone controlled by one operator. Station hours were limited, and it could sometimes take hours to make a call. The reception was fre quently lousy and was not private because in some settlements residents could eaves drop on conversations by tuning to specific radio channels. Island communications within Abaco expanded in the early 1960s with the introduction of the CB radio. This was a marvelous party line with hundreds of people in many communities all listening to the latest gossip. People would switch or go over, but a twist of the dial would allow everyone to hear. It was in the mid to late 1970s when the VHF marine radios replaced the CB. The VHF gave a static-free connection, had a greater range than the CB and let people farther away listen in on the calls. While living in Hope Town I was asso ciated with the sailing event, Regatta Time In Abaco, that began in the mid-1970s. Phoebe Gale of Island Marine just outside Hope Town assembled the first printed regatta program. Somehow the chore fell to me for the subsequent years. It was not much of a program, a few ads and a bit about the races. The regatta program continued as a sim ple document until the mid-1980s when for three years the Regatta committee teamed with others to make a slick, full-color pub lication promoting the regatta and the island of Abaco. It was professionally assembled in Florida. However, I sold approximately $20,000 of local advertising, allowing the magazine to pay its own publishing expenses. Selling those local ads later gave us a feel for the financial support we might expect for a community newspaper. That knowledge was very helpful. Without question Marsh Harbour is the commercial capital of Abaco, although various developments are now spreading and broadening the economic base beyond Marsh Harbour. Our move to Marsh Har bour in 1983 put us in the center of Abacos economic, social and political activity. Without realizing how helpful our years on Abaco would be, we began the newspa per with a 33-year accumulated knowledge of Abaco. That time has now grown to 51 years. Although we are not experts on many Abaco topics, we have been exposed to a great variety of people, events and history which has been a valuable resource to draw from. Other factors played a part in the papers start and success. One of the sailing participants in the summer regatta took our 13-year-old daughter aboard for her local knowledge of wind and water conditions. He was the publisher of a weekly newspa per in Coconut Grove, Florida, and was helpful in our early years. Our first paper was only 12 pages but it paved the way. The next two issues were 16 pages, another two issues were 20 pages and we never looked back. Once past that initial hurdle, improvements and changes followed. It was a monthly publication un til 1998 when we began publishing it twice monthly. The development and expansion of small computers was another factor that helped immensely. Although our first papers were cut and paste projects, the computer let us format the text into the proper column width. The ads, articles and pictures were pasted onto light card stock with semi-visi ble grid lines to assist in pasting correctly. The pasted layout sheets were flown to our Coconut Grove friend who took them to the printer. Occasionally, they would get misplaced in U.S. Customs, causing a bit of consternation. The printer we used in Miami was another key to our early publishing education, giving us tips and hints to improve the product. In 2001 we migrated to electronic layout using the PageMaker graphics program. We could then convert the pages files to PDF files which we burned onto a CD and sent to the printer via FedEx or UPS. In August 2003, with improvements to our local Internet service, we began send ing the files directly to the printer over the Internet. That gained us another day as preparing and sending the files took only an hour or two. After the paper is at the printer, we be come dependent on the printers schedule. Then we hope the delivery truck is avail able in a timely manner to deliver the printed papers to the airport. And finally, the finished papers, weighing between 2200 and 3,000 pounds, are flown as cargo back to Marsh Harbour. In the fall of 2008 we moved to a printer in Stuart, Florida. Its press was newer, re sulting in sharper pictures. More recently we have a cover page of whiter paper giving even sharper appearing photos. We have had many comments from our readers complimenting us on better issues. However, when we ask why are they better, most people are not sure, just that it was an extra good issue. Technology has helped us, but it is our staff that attends meetings, goes to events, interviews people, looks for notices on bul letin boards and listens to people on the street. These are the people who dig up the material that we give you to read. Keeping abreast of Abacos growth and progress has been an interesting exercise. We were recently told by our archive service,, that the staff was amazed that they recorded 50,000 hits on the site where they archive The Abaconian. On our inquiry, they explained that we were about the tenth most popular, with some Spanish publications getting hits in the millions, but the host countrys popu lation was in the millions. They found it interesting that a publication for an island with a population of 16,000 had 50,000 people looking online for information. Our first issue was in November 1993, three years prior to local government being granted to the Family Islands. The local Board of Works was in place and I attend ed most of those meetings held in Marsh Harbour. My presence in those meetings was accepted and paved the way for acceptance in the various local government com mittees, boards and councils that followed with local government in 1996. When local government was implement ed, there was a multitude of government meetings to attend in the Central District alone. Time and distance did not allow us the editorial luxury of attending meetings in the other districts north, south and on the cays. With the current emergence of develop ments, farms, ports and other activities in the north and south, we are working to expand our coverage of these areas. More changes for this paper are in the future, and we will keep you informed.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 9 Order The Abaconian Today Apr 2006Name Address Address City St. Postal code + Country E-mail (or Fax) (for renewal) 24 issues US$ or B$ Above subscription is a gift from: $45 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$65 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #8, Lake Park, FL 33403 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 groups and church choirs performed and carols were sung. Floyd Johnson of the Miracle Church of God gave the Christmas message. Carson Roberts and Chris tian Bethell, who both celebrated their sixth birthday in December, lit the tree. The children received treats from Santa and refreshments were served. Attending church and community events help us find the Christmas spirit. Christmas and New Years Day fell on Sundays this year. It is a tradition to have a New Years Day Junkanoo Parade, but out of respect for religious beliefs, the parade is not held on Sunday. In past years when January 1st fell on Sunday, the parade was held on January 2nd. After hearing con cerns that many of our visitors would be leaving the island on Monday, January 2nd, the committee decided to have the pa rade on New Years Eve. This was a first and considering that New Years Eve is not a holiday and already a busy day with New Years Eve parties and events, it remained to be seen how many people would attend the parade. December 31st was another beautiful, sunny, calm day. With the parade sched uled for 2 p.m. there was time for boat ing and fishing before noon. Groups be gan gathering around town to wait for the parade. Vendors sold conch salad, conch fritters and traditional dinners. The parade started at the top of the hill and the sound of the drums, horns and cowbells could be heard around town. A lot of effort went into making the costumes and large shoul der pieces which depicted the theme The Bahamian Experience. The parade was well attended by visitors, but it was obvious that many of the people from other A review of the yearBy Annbelle Cross 2011 is now history, but it was an event ful year on Green Turtle Cay. We celebrated weddings, special occasions and births, hosted special events, experienced a hurricane, elected a new District Council, welcomed a Governor General for the first time since independence and said a final farewell to loved ones.People newsAndy and Michelle Torres, Neil and Lisa Lowe, Waylon and Carie Lowe and Joshua and Breanna Pinder were local couples who were married in 2011. The Green Turtle Club and Bluff House also hosted a number of destination weddings during 2011. 2011 was the year for baby girls. Don and Giselle McIntosh welcomed Danika, Angel Gardiners first child is daughter Az aria, Otis and Edris Currys fourth daugh ter is Cierra and Clint Curry and Biana Knowles welcomed their daughter Claire. Will 2012 be the year for baby boys? We will have to wait a few months to find out. Junkanoo, Island Roots Heritage Festi val, the Lionfish Derby and Regatta Time in Abaco were annual events that brought visitors to Green Turtle Cay in 2011. Governor General, Sir Arthur Foulkes, and his wife, Lady Joan Foulkes, received a royal welcome to Green Turtle Cay. They visited the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden and Albert Lowe Museum, were entertained by the students of Amy Roberts Primary and enjoyed lunch at the Green Turtle Club. Floyd Lowe celebrated his 92nd birthday with relatives and friends from all over Abaco and other parts of The Bahamas. Our very own Jasmine McIntosh traveled to Guatemala to represent the Bahamas in the Miss Teenager Pageant. She did not win the title, but it was a wonderful experience for her and in our hearts she is a winner and our Miss Teenager. Eight deaths in one year is lot for a small community and 2011 was a sad year for many families. Five of our senior citizens, Walter Curry, Bert Roberts, Marcel Sawyer, Doreen Saunders and Jerome Darville passed away earlier this year. Omar Penn died tragically in October. Lenore (Leigh) Sawyer passed away on December 5th and a home-going service was held at New Plymouth Gospel Chapel. She is survived by her husband Ricky, her son Michael, daughter-in-law Jennifer, mother-in-law Marguerite and other relatives and friends. Paul Curry passed away on December 3rd and his funeral was held on December 17 at St. Peters Anglican Church. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Marguerita and Michael Levarity, Northa lee and Everette Cash, Angela and Perry Bodie, Rita and Aswell Roberts, Wilfred and Edora Curry, Gregory and Josephine Curry, grandchildren, great-grandchil dren, his twin sister Marion Curry, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Events and happeningsEven though Hurricane Irene caused considerable damage to Green Turtle Cay, spirits were not broken, and the residents worked hard to repair and rebuild. In the months leading up to the Christmas holi days the resorts and restaurants repaired and reopened. The annual Festival of Lights was held on Thanksgiving weekend. A Thanksgiving service was held and turkey dinners were served. It was looking a lot like Christmas all around the town with large, holiday decorations on the util ity poles. An archway on the hill was deco rated with hundreds of lights to lead the way into town. It was a weekend of activi ties that ended with a best decorated golf cart parade/ competition. After many quiet weeks, it was nice to see the community bustling with activity. The weeks leading up to Christmas were busy as parents juggled holiday prepara tions and activities with school work and exams. The New Plymouth Gospel Chapels Awana Closing and Play was well at tended. A lot of time and effort went into the props, costumes and acting. The adults and children are all to be commended for an excellent performance and ten year old Shea Lowes performance as the main character was outstanding. The annual Community Tree Lighting was held on December 9th at Quincenten nial Park. Even thought it rained earlier in the evening, it was well attended. School Abaco communities were not here for the annual event. 2011 will be remembered as the year Green Turtle Cay started and ended the year with a Junkanoo Parade and a fireworks display. 2012 will be the year without a New Years Day Junkanoo, New Years fireworks display and Island Roots Heritage Festival. It will be a few years be fore the Junkanoo committee has to make this decision again and we look forward to the January 1, 2013, parade. News of Green Turtle Cay Many young people rushed in Green Turtle Cays annual holiday Junkanoo parade. Their costumes were beautifully made and face painting added to the over all effect. Remember Conservation begins with YOU


Page 10 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 pressed his love and appreciation to all. This has been an interesting and exciting year. God has done great things and will do even greater things. Exciting things will be coming up this year which will be Central From Page 7 More Central Abaco News very exciting for Abaco, he announced. A short video was shown stating that the Integrated Medical Centre is the place where complete healing begins. It listed many physicians from away who already offer their services at the centre or will be adding their services very soon in many varied specialist medical fields. Dr Charite an nounced that Dr Marc Binard will be coming to the centre regularly on a two-week basis until he returns to Abaco perma nently when he will be at the Integrated Medical Centre full-time. Some of the excit ing new services which are planned for the In tegrated Medical Centre are digital x-ray, ultra sound, overnight care, telemedicine, stress test ing, electrocardiograms, hyperbaric chamber and urgent care centre. When the formalities of the evening were over, everybody was invited to enjoy the evening. Several door prizes were won and a delicious dinner was served, people mingled and conversa tion flowed. Then the young and energetic guests, which included Dr Charite himself, took to the dance floor to the lively beat of the Impact Band.Local Hotdog Stand Opens on Abaco By Samantha V. Evans When one visits Nassau, hotdog stands are almost a fixture on street corners and plazas, providing inexpensive yet delicious meals. In September 2011 a hotdog stand opened on Abaco in front of the In and Out Tire Shop in Marsh Harbour. The owner, Jeremy Wong, is a Nassauvian who moved to Abaco and decided to give this business a try. He believes that Abaco may be re ceptive to it, too. He sells 100 percent beef foot-long hotdogs and chili dogs with ba sic toppings along with drinks, cinnamon buns, honey buns, and chips. The attendant at the stand is Lisa Albury. Since she has been working at the stand, business has been great. She caters to visitors and locals alike. The stand is open Monday to Saturday 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Sugar and Spice offers fashionable clothing By Samantha V. Evans Sugar and Spice opened in July in the plaza next to Long Bay School. Its motto is Where Fashion & Affordability Unite! The shop specializes in mens and womens clothing. For men it carries cargo pants, polo shirts, jeans and t-shirts. For ladies it carries dresses, skirts, jeans, leggings, rompers, soft dress pants, accessories and the latest addition roll gold. The owner, dShan Maycock, has recently added body oils, ladies footwear, bags and accessories. Gift certificates are available year round. The shop has a lay-a-way plan where per sons can put one-third down and pay off the balance within 30 days. The shop is open Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The phone number is 367-0099. Please see Central Page 11 ALL YOU NEED UNDER ONE ROOFPH: (242) 367-2170Don MacKay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, AbacoThank You For Your Patronage! We at Abaco Hardware would like to wish our patrons a New Year of Happiness & Success! Gene Lowe of Green Turtle Cay Winner of Gas Barbecue Grill Shamah Fleuridor of Spring City Winner of DeWalt 10 Portable Table Saw Clarice Wildgoose of Treasure Cay Winner of GE Washing Machine Dr. George Charite and his wife


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 11 More Central Abaco News Central From Page 10 T and A Fashion features name brands By Samantha V. Evans On December 1 T & A Fashions opened in the B & L Plaza in Marsh Har bour, specializing in mens and womens fashions for work, church and casual oc casions. In the mens department it car ries Polo, Ralph Lauren, Tommy and Nautica. In the ladies department it specializes in Tiffany, Kalvin Klein and Nine West. The shop has trendy foot wear and accessories including scarves, belts, necklace sets and neckties. The owner, Gerard Valsaint, plans to add mens name brand shoes, tennis shoes, watches, colognes and Victoria Secret items to its stock early in 2012. It is open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the phone is 475-7887.Personal Shopper By Samantha V. Evans With the economy still rebounding from a financial downturn, many per sons find it difficult to travel as often as they used to. To assist in this vane, a local business called Personal Shopper started two months ago. Owner Dekotah Delancy is one of the shoppers and stated that she has always had an eye for shop ping. As a result she started a business to offer services on a regular basis to or der anything from clothing to household items to appliances. This business is coowned by her mother, Cindy Symonette. Persons can shop from three internet sites for a flat service fee of $50. If they want to purchase items from a fourth site, it will cost them an additional $15. For persons who do not have a comput er, they can visit the office to browse the web and select the items they want. It is then up to the Personal Shopper to find them the best deal on the items selected. Ms. Delancy stated that they have the best prices in town and a quick turn around time of two weeks maximum. When the items arrive, they deliver them to the customer as well. Quotes are prepared and approved be fore items are ordered. They operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, but the office is only open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached by calling 367-0204, 367-0549 or 458-9751. A group of talented artists will exhibit their works at Abaco Beach Resort during the Art for the Parks Festival to be held on January 27-29. This annual event, held in collaboration between Abaco Beach Resort, Bahamas National Trust and cor porate sponsors, will bring together more than 30 highly recognized artists and craftsman. The festival provides both res idents and visitors a unique opportunity to view and purchase artwork while rais ing awareness and funding for the preser vation of Abacos six national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Art for the Parks has become a won derful tradition at Abaco Beach Resort, and we are thrilled to once again serve as host to the many incredible artists based here in The Bahamas, said Manny Alex iou, owner of Abaco Beach Resort. The preservation of our six national parks is an issue of great importance to both resi dents who have cherished them for years and visitors experiencing their beauty for the first time. We look forward to a won derful event and are happy to play our part in support of the local art community and the preservation of our natural envi ronment. Guests will enjoy viewing and purchas ing works in all mediums including oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, hand crafted wood products, dazzling jewelry and incredible fabric art. Art for the Parks commences with a cocktail reception and silent auction and continues through the weekend with mu sical entertainment, local cuisine, an in teractive childrens mural, chalk art com petition, live art demonstrations by select artists as well as a Heritage Tent with live demonstrations and history workshops about the region. The chalk art competition is being organized by the Rotary Club. The live demonstartions will be each hour begin ning at 11. Renown artist Antonius Rob erts will be overseeing the painting of mu rals by young people all during the day. Art for the Parks opens on January 27 from noon to 3 p.m. This is an opporut nity for school groups to view the art and speak with artists. A gala opening that night will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, January 28 the art show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and January 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years of age.Art show will raise funds for Abacos parksHeritage Tent PresentationsJanuary 28 11am Railroad History of The Bahamas Darius Williams Noon Blue Holes of Abaco Nancy Albury 1 pm Bush Medicine/Teas Talk and Sampling Richard Blue Jones 2 pm Bahama Parrots: Behaviour and Breeding Caroline Stahala 3 pm Straw Plaiting Ms. Neely Basket Weaving Lovely Reckley 4 pm Backyard Farming John Stuart 5 pm Lionfish Demonstration and Sampling Lakeisha Anderson


Page 12 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING MOTIVATED SELLER NEW LISTING WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS SECLUDED BEACHFRONT MOTIVATED SELLER SHORT WALK TO NIPPERS INCREDIBLE ELEVATION CLASSIC COTTAGE NEW OFFERING GREAT RENTAL PRIVATE RETREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ELEVATED BEACHFRONT GREAT VALUE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE January 15th, 2012 S S A, P H T, E C L Q r T C George Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Member of the Bahamas MLS Kristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 MAINLAND#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury #6088 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section 1, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot. $62,000. Leslie Pinder #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. Bill Albury #7011 MARSH HARBOUR NEW LISTING High Rocks 2 acres. $1,250,000. Leslie Pinder #7086 MARSH HARBOUR -Royal Harbour canal front lot 3 with dockage. $525,000. Bill Albury #5899 82 ft. of Waterfront Grape Tree Lot, North Abaco. 17,645 sf. US$100,000. Stan Sawyer #5951 Waterfront at Calcutta Sea of Abaco Views. Boatyard nearby. $150,000. Kristi Wong #5990 Fire Road NEW LISTING 13.6 acres. Road to bayside. $368,500. Kristi Wong #6022 Baines Property Little Harbour. 1/2 acre + with deeded dock. $195,000. Bill Albury #7063 Turtle Rocks -18,000 sq.ft with beach access. Fantastic homesite. $65,000. Kristi Wong #6085 REGATTAS #306 Views of swimming pool & tennis courts. $325,000. Leslie Pinder #6086 REGATTAS #401 -Mins from world class recreational boating facilites. $325,000. Leslie PinderTREASURE CAY#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer #5601 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82, Block 2. 10,560 sq. ft. $55,000. Stan Sawyer #5402 ATLANTIS 2207 Two storey 2b/2b with deck, pool, & garage. $ 450,000. Stan Sawyer #5114 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit. $349,000. Stan Sawyer #5888 Lot 6 Block 198 Protected canal with great views. $242,500. Stan Sawyer #5898 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer #3897 PAPIS PALACE Beachfront new furnished 3b 2b 2 storey. $795,000. Stan Sawyer BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan SawyerGUANA CAY#7125 Princes Trust Lot 75 ft of frontage, great elevation. $375,000. Chris Albury #5237 Paradise Cove Delia Bay 7,533 sq. ft. naturally elevated lot with dock plans included. US$165,000. Kerry Sullivan #5121 Lot 32/32a 90 ft on water over looking the Sea of Abaco $500,000. Jane Patterson #5120 Lot 26 Great Value 22.000 sq ft corner lot over looking the bay. $250,000. Jane Patterson #11649 WATERFRONT New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$1,100,000. #12043 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea, 150 dock & boat lift. Main house with 1 1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath, guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,495,000. #14071 MATTHEWS POINT 26 acre, 1,247 linear feet of frontage a 10 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. $600,000. #13938 LEA-SING GREAT ABACO CLUB 2,200 +/sq.ft, 3b 4.5b includes bonus boathouse room below. Secure dockage w/ boat lift. $995,000. #14362 LOWES RETREAT 3b/3b & 2b/2b apartment. Swimming pool w/ large deck Standby generator, utility room, tool shed. $950,000. #2875 CANALFRONT 5b 4b plus office, pristine 5,500 sq.ft. family home with 100 dock with elec and H2O. US$1,699,000. #4969 CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft. on the canal. Fully serviced 110 ft. dock. Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000. #5878 SEA SHELLS 3b 2b home w/ exceptional privacy on WIndward Beach. Spectacular sunrise & beach viewsfrom covered patio. US$998,500. #2516 SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 b/3b home. Large lot. Backup generator US$ 585,000. #5962/5690 BLUEFIN 3b/2b 1,100 sq.ft. with private dock & detached garage. $880,000. YELLOWFIN 3b/2b, with dock. $ 1,250, #14040 TURTLES REST -Near Marsh Harbour Canalfront home w/ private dock in Leisure Lee, 3b, 2b plus 2 lofts. furnished. US$695,000. #14138 IGGY BIGGY PROPERTY BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2 apartments centrally located. Great income potential. US$1,450,000. #5118 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 2008 3b/2b 2nd storey furnished Condo w/ views of Treasure Cay beach & ocean. Great price. It wont last long. $530,000. #3877 ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath situated at the entrances to both Treasure Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000. #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5 Canal front furnished 2b 2 b ground floor unit. Pool, dock slip w/ electrical & water, storage. US$ 695,000. #14421 CHATTERBOX PELICAN SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with summer kitchen. $ 1,000,000. #6064 COCONUT COTTAGE 3b 2.5b home. Speciality fnishes abound in a perfect setting. Boat slip with lift, shared pool & grill area. US$874,995 #5402 ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath w/ dock and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000. #6038 VILLA FARNIENTE Newly constructed 4 bed, 4.5 bath. 2 story pod home w/ fantastic views. Total area of 5,605 s.f. on 28,750 sf lot. US$2,750,000. #3208 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres with 2b 2.5b main home, 2b 2b cottage, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350, #3208C TURTLES LANDING 2b 2b furnished cottage on protected harbourfront. Like new. 100 foot dock permit current. $877, #5321 AVALON 3b 2b 2,500 sq. ft. beachfront home with detached garage. Beautiful & private court yard & patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000. #12057 ST. CHARLES PLACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach access and private dock slip. US$2,200,000. #14264 BATAVIA PELICAN SHORES 3b/3b overlooking harbour. Deep water dock & dock house. US$1,400,000. #5119 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB #2004 5 bed, 4 bath, Spacious luxurious condominium of about 2,700 sq. ft. is yours turn-key. US$ 1,195, STUNNING VIEW GORGEOUS COTTAGE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BOATERS TREASURE NEW PRICE Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay #14900 PRINCES TRUST LOT 75 ft of beach frontage & an elevated building site. Excellent opportunity for investment, or to build a private beach getaway. Close to Nippers. US$375,000. #13417 LOT ORCHID BAY LOT C10 This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the largest available cottage lot close to all resort amenities. US$300,000. #14461 SEA TO SEA HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Impressive 4 bed 3.5 bath home on over 1.3 lush tropical acres, 80 ft dock on the creek. US$1,375,000. #13058 ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected harbour frontage. New dock. US$950,000. #13638 ORCHID BAY LOT 6 135 of beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at the prestigious gated resort community of Orchid Bay Yacht Club. $1,675,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty#5351WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed 4 bath home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing, snorkeling off private 65 dock. US$1,550,000. #12362 ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio & pool. Excellent rental. US$2,250,000. GUANA CAY #13594 PRINCES TRUST 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,475,000. #14313 ORCHID BAY LOT 2 145 feet of Atlantic beach frontage, incredible views from 30ft dune. Motivated Seller! US$1,500,000. #14047 ORCHID BAY LOT 1 Largest beachfront lot, 1. 55 acres in Orchid Bay. 190 ft of frontage. with 30 ft elevations. US$2,700,000. #15186 LANDFALL Harbourfront estate with beautiful island style cottages Total 3 bed 2.5 bath. Deepwater dock. US$1,700,000. #15217 TROGLODYTE 1.01 acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. 1 bed 1 bath cottage. 80 ft dock with boat lift. US$950,000. SCOTLAND CAY #13594 SUMMER CAMP 8 acre double lot, w/ 1-bed guest house, playhouse bar & garage. 300ft of beach frontage, deeded dock, landing rights. US$1,150,000. #15029 SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 townhouse villas with private swimming pool. 250 dock, cabanas, gift shop & laundromat. US$1,350,000. #14403 COTTAGES 44 & 45 Unobstructed views of the Atlantic w/ all the amenities of the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. #12982 HOPE COTTAGE 4b 4b home in Ritz Carltons Winding Bay w/ every imaginable option included. US$1,800,000. #12122 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 acres. Close to Busters Beach Bar & all amenities. US$1,300,000. #15106 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #32 Best priced beachfront estate lot available. Over 1.5 acres. U S$ 1,100,000. Winding Bay #13921DOLPHIN LOOKOUT 180 views of the ocean & Scotland Cay lagoon from 1 bed cottage! Private dock w/ deep water on the Sea of Abaco. US$595,000. NEW PRICE NEW PRICESCHOONER BAY #5671 WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND 52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village. Enjoy a seaside golf cart community $160,000. Info.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.comSOUTH ABACO #6087 SANDY BEACH HIDEAWAYS 4b 2b waterfront home. 20 min drive from Marsh Harbour. Relax on patio overlooking the beach. $750,000. South Abaco Guana Cay Man-O-War Cay WATERFRONT NEW LISTING CANALFRONT DEALSEA OF ABACO VIEWS NEW PRICE WATERFRONT NEW PRICE PRIME COMMERCIAL NEW LISTING PRISTINE HARBOURFRONT PROTECTED DOCK NEW LISTING#7180 PEACH PARADISE 4b 3b 2 storey fully furnished home overlooking the Atlantic. Steps from the beach. US$595,000.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 13 NEW PRICE NEW LISTING MOTIVATED SELLER NEW LISTING WATERFRONT HOMES UNBELIEVABLE PRICE 2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1 LARGEST BEACH LOT 360 VIEWS SECLUDED BEACHFRONT MOTIVATED SELLER SHORT WALK TO NIPPERS INCREDIBLE ELEVATION CLASSIC COTTAGE NEW OFFERING GREAT RENTAL PRIVATE RETREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ELEVATED BEACHFRONT GREAT VALUE NEW LISTING STUNNING BEACHFRONT NEW ISLAND COMMUNITY BEST DEAL IN WINDING BAY BEST PRICE BEACHFRONT DESIRABLE LIVING PROPERTIES AND ACREAGE January 15th, 2012 S S A, P H T, E C L Q r T C George Damianos Broker, Owner t 242.362.4211 Kerry Sullivan Broker t 242.366.0163 Laurie Schreiner Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Jane Patterson Estate Agent t 242.366.0035 Stan Sawyer Estate Agent t 242.577.0298 Bill Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Chris Albury Estate Agent t 242.367.5046Member of the Bahamas MLSKristi Wong Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 Leslie Pinder Estate Agent t 242.367.5046 MAINLAND#4071 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Lot 43 Good residential area. $30,000. Bill Albury #6088 BAHAMA PALM SHORES -Lot 29 Section 1, Block F, Lot 29. Large lot. $62,000. Leslie Pinder #4632 MARSH HARBOUR High Rocks waterfront lot. High elevation, views. $599k. Bill Albury #7011 MARSH HARBOUR NEW LISTING High Rocks 2 acres. $1,250,000. Leslie Pinder #7086 MARSH HARBOUR -Royal Harbour canal front lot 3 with dockage. $525,000. Bill Albury #5899 82 ft. of Waterfront Grape Tree Lot, North Abaco. 17,645 sf. US$100,000. Stan Sawyer #5951 Waterfront at Calcutta Sea of Abaco Views. Boatyard nearby. $150,000. Kristi Wong #5990 Fire Road NEW LISTING 13.6 acres. Road to bayside. $368,500. Kristi Wong #6022 Baines Property Little Harbour. 1/2 acre + with deeded dock. $195,000. Bill Albury #7063 Turtle Rocks -18,000 sq.ft with beach access. Fantastic homesite. $65,000. Kristi Wong #6085 REGATTAS #306 Views of swimming pool & tennis courts. $325,000. Leslie Pinder #6086 REGATTAS #401 -Mins from world class recreational boating facilites. $325,000. Leslie PinderTREASURE CAY#4803 MARINA ENTRANCE Choice canalfront Lot. $270,000. Stan Sawyer #5601 OCEAN BLVD. Lot 82, Block 2. 10,560 sq. ft. $55,000. Stan Sawyer #5402 ATLANTIS 2207 Two storey 2b/2b with deck, pool, & garage. $ 450,000. Stan Sawyer #5114 BEACH TOWNHOUSE Steps to beach. End Unit. $349,000. Stan Sawyer #5888 Lot 6 Block 198 Protected canal with great views. $242,500. Stan Sawyer #5898 ROYAL PALM 2437 Canalfront with dock slip included. $540,000. Stan Sawyer #3897 PAPIS PALACE Beachfront new furnished 3b 2b 2 storey. $795,000. Stan Sawyer BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Hot Deals. Luxurious resort amenities. Stan SawyerGUANA CAY#7125 Princes Trust Lot 75 ft of frontage, great elevation. $375,000. Chris Albury #5237 Paradise Cove Delia Bay 7,533 sq. ft. naturally elevated lot with dock plans included. US$165,000. Kerry Sullivan #5121 Lot 32/32a 90 ft on water over looking the Sea of Abaco $500,000. Jane Patterson #5120 Lot 26 Great Value 22.000 sq ft corner lot over looking the bay. $250,000. Jane Patterson #11649 WATERFRONT New 4b/3b home with dockage. Gorgeous pool with sea views. Guest Cottage. US$1,100,000. #12043 WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY Sea to sea, 150 dock & boat lift. Main house with 1 1/2 bed 1 1/2 bath, guest quarters with 2 bed 2 bath. US$1,495,000. #14071 MATTHEWS POINT 26 acre, 1,247 linear feet of frontage a 10 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. $600,000. #13938 LEA-SING GREAT ABACO CLUB 2,200 +/sq.ft, 3b 4.5b includes bonus boathouse room below. Secure dockage w/ boat lift. $995,000. #14362 LOWES RETREAT 3b/3b & 2b/2b apartment. Swimming pool w/ large deck Standby generator, utility room, tool shed. $950,000. #2875 CANALFRONT 5b 4b plus office, pristine 5,500 sq.ft. family home with 100 dock with elec and H2O. US$1,699,000. #4969 CANALFRONT HOME Fully furnished 3b/ 3b on 2 lots with 180 ft. on the canal. Fully serviced 110 ft. dock. Perfectly Priced at: US$1,275,000. #5878 SEA SHELLS 3b 2b home w/ exceptional privacy on WIndward Beach. Spectacular sunrise & beach viewsfrom covered patio. US$998,500. #2516 SEA VIEWS CROSSWINDS Best price in neighbourhood, 2,800 sq.ft. 4 b/3b home. Large lot. Backup generator US$ 585,000. #5962/5690 BLUEFIN 3b/2b 1,100 sq.ft. with private dock & detached garage. $880,000. YELLOWFIN 3b/2b, with dock. $ 1,250, #14040 TURTLES REST-Near Marsh Harbour Canalfront home w/ private dock in Leisure Lee, 3b, 2b plus 2 lofts. furnished. US$695,000. #14138 IGGY BIGGY PROPERTY BUILDINGS ONLY 3 storefronts & 2 apartments centrally located. Great income potential. US$1,450,000. #5118 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB 2008 3b/2b 2nd storey furnished Condo w/ views of Treasure Cay beach & ocean. Great price. It wont last long. $530,000. #3877 ROCK POINT LANDING 3 bed 3 bath situated at the entrances to both Treasure Cay and also Gun Powder Creek. $940,000. #5448 PINEAPPLE POINT #5 Canal front furnished 2b 2 b ground floor unit. Pool, dock slip w/ electrical & water, storage. US$ 695,000. #14421 CHATTERBOX PELICAN SHORES -2 bed 2.5 bath. Panoramic view of Fanny Bay. Cabana with summer kitchen. $ 1,000,000. #6064 COCONUT COTTAGE 3b 2.5b home. Speciality fnishes abound in a perfect setting. Boat slip with lift, shared pool & grill area. US$874,995 #5402 ATLANTIS 2207 CANAL FRONT CONDOMINIUM Two storey comfortable 2 bed 2 bath w/ dock and garage. Pool. Great views. $450,000. #6038 VILLA FARNIENTE Newly constructed 4 bed, 4.5 bath. 2 story pod home w/ fantastic views. Total area of 5,605 s.f. on 28,750 sf lot. US$2,750,000. #3208 TURTLES NEST 2.7 acres with 2b 2.5b main home, 2b 2b cottage, deep water dockage, pool, high elevations. $2,350, #3208C TURTLES LANDING 2b 2b furnished cottage on protected harbourfront. Like new. 100 foot dock permit current. $877, #5321 AVALON 3b 2b 2,500 sq. ft. beachfront home with detached garage. Beautiful & private court yard & patios. Furnished. US$1,650,000. #12057 S T C HARLES P LACE SUNRISE BAY Stunning 4 bed 4 bath home with direct beach access and private dock slip. US$2,200,000. #14264 BATAVIA PELICAN SHORES3b/3b overlooking harbour. Deep water dock & dock house. US$1,400,000. #5119 BAHAMA BEACH CLUB #2004 5 bed, 4 bath, Spacious luxurious condominium of about 2,700 sq. ft. is yours turn-key. US$ 1,195, STUNNING VIEW GORGEOUS COTTAGE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE NEW PRICE BOATERS TREASURE NEW PRICE Marsh Harbour Treasure Cay & Green Turtle Cay #14900 PRINCES TRUST LOT 75 ft of beach frontage & an elevated building site. Excellent opportunity for investment, or to build a private beach getaway. Close to Nippers. US$375,000. #13417 LOT ORCHID BAY LOT C10 This 14,574 sq.ft. lot is the largest available cottage lot close to all resort amenities. US$300,000. #14461 SEA TO SEA HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Impressive 4 bed 3.5 bath home on over 1.3 lush tropical acres, 80 ft dock on the creek. US$1,375,000. #13058 ANNE BONNY WATERFRONT Charming down east 3 bed cottage with 360 degree views. Protected harbour frontage. New dock. US$950,000. #13638 ORCHID BAY LOT 6 135 of beach frontage on the Atlantic Ocean at the prestigious gated resort community of Orchid Bay Yacht Club. $1,675,000. Christopher.Albury@SothebysRealty #5351WATERFRONT ORCHID BAY 5 bed 4 bath home. Access to pool, tennis & beach. Fishing, snorkeling off private 65 dock. US$1,550,000. #12362 ORCHID BAY Highest elevation with panoramic views. Luxury 5 bed 4.5 bath on 4 acres. Patio & pool. Excellent rental. US$2,250,000. GUANA CAY #13594 PRINCES TRUST 2b/2b private villa w/ loft, large wraparound porches, 150ft of Atlantic frontage, beautifully landscaped grounds. US$1,475,000. #14313 ORCHID BAY LOT 2 145 feet of Atlantic beach frontage, incredible views from 30ft dune. Motivated Seller! US$1,500,000. #14047 ORCHID BAY LOT 1 Largest beachfront lot, 1. 55 acres in Orchid Bay. 190 ft of frontage. with 30 ft elevations. US$2,700,000. #15186 LANDFALL Harbourfront estate with beautiful island style cottages Total 3 bed 2.5 bath. Deepwater dock. US$1,700,000. #15217 TROGLODYTE 1.01 acres sea to sea at Cave Hill. 1 bed 1 bath cottage. 80 ft dock with boat lift. US$950,000. SCOTLAND CAY #13594 SUMMER CAMP 8 acre double lot, w/ 1-bed guest house, playhouse bar & garage. 300ft of beach frontage, deeded dock, landing rights. US$1,150,000. #15029 SEA SHORE VILLAS 3 townhouse villas with private swimming pool. 250 dock, cabanas, gift shop & laundromat. US$1,350,000. #14403 COTTAGES 44 & 45 Unobstructed views of the Atlantic w/ all the amenities of the Abaco Club. US$2,000,000. #12982 HOPE COTTAGE 4b 4b home in Ritz Carltons Winding Bay w/ every imaginable option included. US$1,800,000. #12122 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #30 Great dune elevation, 1.6 acres. Close to Busters Beach Bar & all amenities. US$1,300,000. #15106 THE ABACO CLUB LOT #32 Best priced beachfront estate lot available. Over 1.5 acres. US$1,100,000. Winding Bay #13921DOLPHIN LOOKOUT 180 views of the ocean & Scotland Cay lagoon from 1 bed cottage! Private dock w/ deep water on the Sea of Abaco. US$595,000. NEW PRICE NEW PRICESCHOONER BAY #5671WATERFRONT LOT HARBOUR ISLAND 52 ft on harbour facing Schooner Bay Village. Enjoy a seaside golf cart community $160,000. Info.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.comSOUT H ABACO #6087 SANDY BEACH HIDEAWAYS 4b 2b waterfront home. 20 min drive from Marsh Harbour. Relax on patio overlooking the beach. $750,000. South Abaco Guana Cay Man-O-War Cay WATERFRONT NEW LISTING CANALFRONT DEAL SEA OF ABACO VIEWS NEW PRICE WATERFRONT NEW PRICE PRIME COMMERCIAL NEW LISTING PRISTINE HARBOURFRONT PROTECTED DOCK NEW LISTING #7180 PEACH PARADISE 4b 3b 2 storey fully furnished home overlooking the Atlantic. Steps from the beach. US$595,000.


Page 14 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 Cherokee SoundBy Lee Pinder Ringing in the New YearCan you believe it is 2012? Cherokee rang in the New Year with the burning of 13 Guys down at the Spit. Each year the challenge is to make a Guy who will burn brighter and longer than anyone elses. One monster was over 10 feet tall with rolled carpet arms and a milk bottle head. Another little lady carry an umbrella who seemed to smolder the longest. Some burnt longer than others, but all lit up the shoreline while Cherokee residents and visitors gathered to join in the celebration. The fireworks display afterwards was quite spectacular, as usual, with many new and extremely loud specimens, and Im sure the people in Casuarina Point, Bahama Palm Shore and maybe even Crossing Rocks were able to enjoy them, too. A Watch Night Service was held at Epworth Methodist Chapel and attracted the usual faithful followers. For some reason there were no reports of mischief-makers this year and all was quiet. As always Cherokee Roots per sons came back to greet old friends, visit with family and drop by Peggy and Dee Alburys patio to have a meal to bring in 2012. Prayer Quilt goes Freeport Just before Christmas the Cherokee La dies Saturday Afternoon Quilting Group finished another quilt. In church the con gregation said a prayer for Sylvia Bethel and tied a knot to finish the quilt so that it could be presented. The women have been making and presenting these Prayer Quilts for over a year now and have given out seven lovely lap quilts to bedridden or very ill persons, each one a resident of Cherokee. Sylvia was born in Cherokee and still has a home here. She is well known to all the quilt ing ladies but has resided in Freeport for many years. This quilt is a gift of love and prayers and get well wishes from all who tie a knot on the quilt in church. However, we especially want to thank Joanne Sturrup for her continued instructions and encouragement in making these lovely quilts as well as Epworth Methodist Chapel for its sponsorship.Another Nativity Scene Exhibit In 2004 we had a Doll Show in Chero kee that featured Nativity Scenes, and it was very popular. That first year we had only 15 Manger Scenes, but in 2010 we were able to display 45 different crech es, mangers and nativity scene along with some beautiful angels for the public to enjoy. Everyone was so impressed with the variety in the show and we have been asked many times to do it once again. We are planning on having this showing for two days Saturday and Sunday, Janu ary 28 and 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the W.W. Sands Community Center in Cherokee Sound. The entrance fee will be $3 for adults and $1 for children. Light refreshments will be served. All proceeds will go towards the Community Centers maintenance fund. As in 2010, we have waited till after Christmas to put the show together because everyone had their own displays at home for their families to celebrate the season. But now we want to extend the celebration of Christs birth and catch all the would-be contributors before they pack their manger scenes away for another year. We ask everyone to share them with us. We included some unique Nativity Scenes made from all types of material including glass, porcelain, wood, clay, bamboo, cloth, straw and paper in all different sizes. Those who saw our display were re ally impressed and some asked if they too could be included if we should ever decide to have another showing. If you would like to include your Nativity Scene in our show, give us a call. Peggy Albury at 366-2018 or Lee Pinder at 366-2053. South Abaco News Chris Thompson Real Estate Service you deserve. People you can trust. Guana Cay Darvin Curry Paradise4B/3B House & 2B/1B Guest House on high dune between Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco. 435' beach frontage on ocean & 200' on the bay.$5.6 MAerial w/insertFinders Keepers 3B/3B Immaculate home stocked w/amenities includes two private dock slips. Great Views! $1.195M Las BrisasMarnies Marnie's Landing Private Marina, Gated, 5 Lots left $590K+ Marnies Landing GREAT VALUE 100+ acres situated at entrance of world famous Treasure Cay Resort, overlooking historic Green Turtle Cay with 1500 of waterfront! $3.9M Thurston BayDouble Beach Lots"Second Chance" 2 Bed/1 Bath Guana Cay $250K Second ChanceBill Dillon New Name35,000+ square feet 143' Oceanfront North of Tahiti Beach $997,500 Barefoot Breezes9 acres Sea to Sea Estate, 649' of sandy Beach, 625' of Sea of Abaco Bayfront, Peaceful & private. N. of Hope Town. $11.75M 9 AcresTahiti Hai Bali HaiWe know Abaco! One call does it all! Elbow Cay, Buttonwood Bay #17 12,000 square feet $150,000 Elbow Cay, Buttonwood Bay #47 13,500 square feet $140,000 Double Beach Lots White Sound Includes Dock Permit $399K each MORE PROPERTIES FOR SALE 3B/2B, Hope Town Village Rental history Dock & waterfront lot $1.1M Sweetings Landing NEW PRICE! NEW PRICE! Price Reduction 6B/6.5B residence overlooking Tahiti Beach. Pool, Hot Tub, generator & water maker. 200' + dock. Great Rental History. Lots of extras. $5.4M Speed bumps Little Harbour styleLittle Harbour residents wanted to slow traffic on the road along the waterfront. This very long, heavy rope does the trick very nicely. It is an innovative use of beach debris that is very effective. We just hope that the person who hauled the rope from the beach did not suffer from back problems.Remember theres stiil time toRegister to Vote


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Page 16 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 Dundas Town Committee By Samantha V. Evans At the last Dundas Town Township Committee meeting for the year, the mem bers discussed several pressing matters and made plans for the Christmas season. One of the matters they discussed was the dis bursement of government assistance after Hurricane Irene. Dundas Town in particular had much damage that the Town Committee assisted with as far as their budget would al low. However, major repairs will be decid ed upon by central government. Since nu merous persons in the community incurred extensive damages, these funds may allow for assistance of only two persons. The re mainder of them will probably have to find other means of repairing their homes. The Committee members discussed decorating the community for the Christmas season and the tree-lighting service. Finally, they discussed their major project which is slated to begin in January 2012. That project is the Cultural Center which is to be built at Ocean View Park. According to Chairman Faron Newbold, this center will be upscale and will require their full term in office to complete it. It will include dock slips, the basketball park will be upgraded, the bathroom removed and refurbished, and booths for persons to sell food and other goods which will be modeled after similar centers in America. He further stated that since they have spent most of their funds assisting the com munity with repairs from the hurricane and cleaning side streets, government grounds and buildings that the project is taking lon ger to get started than they had planned. But the community can rest assured that it will be done. Central Abaco Town Planning Dec.12 By Timothy Roberts Giving voice to the frustrations faced by the Central Abaco Town Planning Com mittee, Deputy Chairman Ellis Stuart noted several instances where persons have ig nored or circumvented the laws governing homes, buildings and structures during their meeting on December 12. He cited an instance where an apartment in a triplex was converted to a liquor store. The building did not apply to be re-purposed as a commercial building. Another instance involves a building that was used for a food store that has since sectioned of one end of the building for a web caf, changed from three phase to single phase electrical, has not had Ministry of Works or Department of Environmental Health inspections and has just had a power meter put in with a note saying no occupancy certificate needed. In each case reports have been made to inspectors with little to no response in re turn, he said. He pointed out that Business Licensing, Ministry of Works, Police, BEC and Department of Environmental Health were invited to the meeting. Only a repre sentative from Environmental Health came. Mr. Ellis expressed concern that it ap pears that decisions made by the Town Planning Board do not stand, and it appears that the board is unable to enforce anything. He said if this is what they can expect, there is no need for the Board to be here. The is no teeth to the law. Thats why people are doing whatever they want, he said. Administrator Cephas Cooper suggested that the Board write a letter complaining about the granting of the meter to the web caf. It was also suggested that they try to meet with the various departments to iron out some of the issues in the New Year. During the meeting the Board reviewed plans valuing about $980,000 for residenc Local government at work es, a fence and a gazebo. Freddie Jones said that all plans should be accompanied by a site plan so that it can be properly deter mined if the house and parking is suitable for the property and the area. Turtle Hill Resort and on Da Beach Bar & Grill Turtle Hill Resort and Villas & on Da Beach Bar and Grill, which is situated just minutes away from the quaint, popular, and historic settlement of Hope Town, is available for sale at a reduced price. This island resort has everything you would want or need including four 2 bed, 2 bath villas and two 3 bed, 3 bath villas, all with full kitchens, dining and living areas, and each boasting both pool and ocean views. The bar and grill sits at the edge of the dune overlooking the beach and has all the bells and whistles an efficient seaside restaurant/grill would need. REDUCED! 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January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 17 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 : 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 Maritime Cadets are briefed on The DukeBy Mirella Santillo In December Capt. Michael Bethel, captain of the Duke of Topsail, hosted a briefing session for a group of more than 20 Maritime Cadets, boys and girls from several schools. In the control room the Captain first talked about the basic training they would have to go through in order to qualify for the STCW95, Standard of Training Certifi cate and Watch Keep issued by the Gadites Maritime and Navigational Institution that would allow them to work on a ship such as the Duke of Topsail. After obtaining the certificate, he explained, one can work as an Able Body or a Sailor. Hard work and dedication will take you there, he com mented, but you can make it. Answering one of the cadets question about salary, he replied that a starting sailor made $1,000 per month. But from there, you can make your way up the ech elon, he commented. Working on a ship offers an opportunity for Cadets interested in traveling to foreign countries. To be come an officer on cruise ships, he ex plained, you need a special license as they are usually twice the size of a ship such as the Duke of Topsail. Youth in the News After the theoretical part, he led them to the instrument panel, showed them the compass, the radar and other gadgets such as the EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) which send signals that can be picked up aircraft by other ships in case of emergency. The ship is equipped with two interior EPIRBs and an exterior one connecting directly to a satel lite which would indicate the exact loca tion of the ship. He went through the functioning of the fuse panel and the telephone and men tioned that the ship has to go through a fire drill once a month. The crew has to be dressed in full fireproof uniform and inform the fire department when the drills are taking place. Before ending the briefing, Capt. Bethel invited them to come back on the ship for a week or two next year. A former cadet, Tevon Strachan, now working on the ship since September, as sisted Capt. Bethel during the briefing ses sion. Capt. Bethel spoke very highly of the young man stating that he was hard working, dedicated and interested. Tevon will Please see Youth Page 20 Marine Cadets were invited aboard the Duke of Topsail to experience the feel of a big freight boat. Capt. Michael Bethel explained the training required to crew on a boat and answered their questions For Reservations: Bahamas 242.365.8500 USA/Canada 800.284.0382 Spacious 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom rentals Voted: Best Beach in the Caribbean Two resort restaurants oceanfront dining Two fresh water pools and Jacuzzis Nearby 18 hole Golf course and 150 slip marina Free WiFi & long distance calls to the USA & Canada real luxury. real bahamas.A BEACHFRONT VILLA... FOR THE PRICE OF A HOTEL ROOM!


Page 18 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! .abacoestateservices.comJan. 15, 2012Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout TREASURE CAY"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, tastefully furnished 2 level canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof, plus decks/balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat lift, Great water views, excellent condition. $2,20 0,000.TREASURE CAY"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained, Many extras, superior sea views. $1,500,000 . 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. Bahama Beach Club 2020 # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach & ocean views. $872,000. Cutwater Way Canal Home #1524 3 bed, 3 bath, 3,600 s/f home on Brigantine Bay. Newly built in 2008, elegantly furnished, many upgraded features. 144' bulkhead, 70' dock, boat lift. $1,995,000.Mariner's Cove Condominiums: # 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour front condo. tastefully refurbished. $599,000. # 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit, Refurbished in 2000 $249,950.# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000. #959 2 bed, 1 bath furnished 2 level condo overlooking marina, includes garage $199,000. "Summertime" # 1550 Ocean Blvd. Superb 3 bed, 2 bath beach home plus 2 bed, 2 bath guest house. 3,600 s/f under air plus 4,100 s/f open & covered patios. Tastefully furnished. 1.37 acres, 133' beach frontage. $3,995,000."Girasole"# 1551Delightful 4 bed, 4.5 bath elevated Italian villa style beach home, plus 2 bed, 2 bath separate guest accomodations. Elegantly furnished, many upgrades/extras. 45,000 s/f landscaped grounds, 100' + beach frontage. $4,450,000. Royal Palm # 2311 # 1573 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, Owner occupied (not a rental unit). Includes boat slip & storage unit. $299,000. "Toad Hall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f 2 level Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1 bed/1 bath apartment on 12,000 s/f parcel. Private beach access. $399,000. Houses CondosTreasure 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 maintained beachfront complex. $499,950. Brigantine Bay Canal Home # 1589 Newly built 4 bed, 4 bath unfurnished home. 3,150 s/f under air, 4,850 s/f total. Many extras.15,306 s/f parcel, 91' canal frontage, lay-along & finger docks, boat lift. $2,995,000. "Kokomo", Brigantine Bay #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/f balcony, pool & patio decks. $1,399,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 1 # 16213 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f ground level furnished condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Includes community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. $855,000. Sand Dollar Condo # 7 #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished beachfront condo. Well maintained, superb sea views, comunity pool. Best Value! $405,000. "Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom designed 4 bed, 4 bath, elegantly furnished Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1 bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acres with 150 beach frontage, Beachside pool. $ 8,049,000. Turquoise #1696 Ocean Blvd 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,127 s/f furnished beach home on oversized 1.561 acre parcel with 170 of sandy Treasure Cay Beach frontage. $1,899,000. Atlantis Condo 2117 # 1741-Turn-key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 875 s/f ground level furnished unit. Well maintained, overlooks Brigantine Bay, includes private dock & boat slip. $295,000. Ocean Villa 916 #17372 bed, 2 bath turn-key 900 s/f furnished villa. Unobstructed sea views, Close to beach. Good vacation rental potential. $429,995. Treasure House # 11 # 1592 Delightful 2 bed, 2 bath comfortably furnished 1,000 s/f Topsider style beachside villa. Community pool, well maintained villa. Exceptional sea & beach views. $549,995. 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. $429,000. TREASURE CAYMembers Rising Sun # 1780 Windward Beach, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,118 s/f furnished home on 25,925 s/f parcel with 150 of sandy beach frontage. Superb sea views! $1,310,000. Royal Palm Condo # 2424 # 1399 3 bed, 3 bath, (including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f furnished condo overlooking harbour. Well maintained, near beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000. Turtle View # 1778 3 bed, 2 bath, 4,088 sq. ft. elegantly furnished home on landscaped 14,000 s/f parcel with 68 frontage on Treasure Cay Beach. $2,559,000. Package Price option to include Galleon Bay bulkheaded canal lot with dock & garage. $2,774,000. Treasure House # 2#1777 2 bed, 2 bath topsider style 1,000 s/f furnished beachside villa. Exceptional elevated Sea & Treasure Cay Beach views. Just a few steps to beach & pool. $569,000. Helens Point # 1791 4 bedroom, 3 bath, approx. 1,800 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home on 27,908 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront parcel with 153 of bulkheaded seawall & dock. $1,308,000.#1805 2 bed, 1.5 bath, 800 s/f, 2 level harbourside condo, tastefully furnished/decorated, well maintained. $189,000. Treasure House # 8 #1697 Beachside 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f furnished Topsider villa. Community pool, great sea views. $399,000. Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income potential. $499,000. Beach Villa 673-#1847, 2 bed, 2 bath furnished 1,000 s/f, Near pool/beach, refurbished, well maintained. $359,000. "Dolphin Watch" -Galleon Bay # 1534 3 bed, 3.5 bath furnished home (including 2 bed, 2 bath guest cottage). Total 2,800 s/f living space. 18,000 s/f parcel, 74' bulkheaded canal frontage with dock. $949,000. Beach Villas # 526 # 1851 Charming 2 bed, 2 bath furnished villa near beach, pool & shopping $299,950. Bahama Beach Club 2029 # 755 3 bed, 2 bath ground level furnished condo, 1,650 s/f. Golf cart & garage included. Lowest priced condo at BBC. $549,000. Royal Palm # 2435 # 1881 3 bed, 3 bath 2nd level turn-key furnished 1,264 s/f harbourfront condo. Well maintained end unit. Sensational marina views $549,000. Royal Palm # 2403 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, 2nd level, 1,264 s/f turn-key furnished harbourfront condo. Totally renovated & refurbished in 2008. Many upgrades, well maintained, owner occupied. Fantastic marina views. $499,000. #1898 Starfish Cottage Beach Villa 503A & B 2 adjoining, self contained 1 bed, 1 bath furnished villas near beach. Great Rental Income Potential $369,000. Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condo # 2505-Phase 4 # 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly built condo. 2,860 s/f under roof, 644 s/f covered/open balconies/porches. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! $1,995,000. R E D U C E D R E D U C E D Sanddollar Condo # 3 # 1599 2 bed, 2 bath 1,000 s/f ground level furnished unit, Sensational sea views, community pool, Golf course nearby $499,000. #1942 1 bed, 1 bath, 450 s/f, 2nd level furnished unit overlooking community pool. $199,000. Royal Palm # 2306 # 1941 2 bed, 2 bath 950 s/f furnished ground level condo overlooking harbour & marina. Includes boat slip & storage unit. Beach nearby. $299,000. #1921 3 Marlin Dr. 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,276 s/f furnished home near beach on 12,800 s/f parcel $399,000. Beach Villa # 605 # 1635 1 bed, 2 bath well maintained & elegantly furnished "turn-key" villa. Washer/dryer. Many extras & upgrades. Can be modified for 2nd bedroom. Close to beach. $375,000. Trident House #317 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath furnished beachfront home on Treasure Cay Beach. 3,500 s/f living space, 2 garages, 16,000 s/f parcel with 100 sandy beach frontage. Fabulous Sea Views $1,850,000.R E D U C E D R E D U C E D R E D U C E D Palm Bay Harbourfront Townhouse # 2 #1071 Newly constructed, furnished 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 level, 2,077 s/f home. Superior quality major appliances. Exceptional water views. Owner Financing $899,000. Laguna Delightful Canal Home # 1875 3 bed, 2 bath, turn-key furnished 1,550 s/f Brigantine Bay home with dock, 16,000 lb boat lift, van, golf cart. $669,000. Beach Villa 607 # 1982 2 bed, 2 bath, 900 s/f furnished villa near beach, pool, shops & marina $279,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2005 # 13703 bed, 2 bath ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo. Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000. Carleton Landing Carriage House # 3 # 19843 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished ground level condo on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. NOW $ 639,000.R E D U C E D Carleton Landing Carriage House # 2 & 4 # 16203 bed, 3 bath, 1,755 s/f unfurnished 2nd level condos on Brigantine Bay. New construction. Community pool, finger dock/private slip, 2 garages. EACH $ 799,000. Bahama Beach Club # 2035 # 1981 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,650 s/f furnished ground level condo. Overlooks pool & beach. Best Priced Condo at Bahama Beach Club $529,000. Atlantis Condo 2109 # 1990-Turn-key, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f ground level furnished unit. Well maintained, overlooks Brigantine Bay, includes private dock & boat slip. $349,000. NEW LISTING SOLDR E D U C E D Beach Villa 527-#1852, Charmimg 2 bed, 2 bath furnished, near pool/beach, shopping $199,000. SOLDPineapple Point Resort, Unit 3#1700 Newly built, tastefully furnished 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,100 s/f ground level luxury waterfront condo. Private deep water dock, Fantastic water views, community pool. $749,000. Carrollville #1352 -Near Treasure Cay -3 bed, 2 bath, 2,100 s/f hilltop home on 6 acres from highway to Sea. 165water frontage. Spectacular sea views. $595,000. Harbours Edge # 2000 3 bed, 3 bath furnished Harbourfront Home, sensational panoramic harbour views, 3,033 s/f under roof. 15,210 s/f landscaped parcel, 90 deep water frontage $995,000. NEW LISTINGR E D U C E D R E D U C E D R E D U C E D Elysium #1460 4 bed, 2 bath, 2,840 s/f under roof furnished home on 2 lots (22,000 s/f) on Ocean Blvd. Includes double garage. Close to beach. $525,000.R E D U C E D Top of the Rock # 2014 3 bed, 3 bath turnkey furnished home, 1,824 s/f living space, 740 s/f covered porches, double garage. 198 beach frontage on 2 lot parcel. Fantastic elevated views along entire Treasure Cay Beach. $2,300,000.NEW LISTING# 2010 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,236 s/f 2 level furnished harbourfront condo. Fully refurbished in 2004. Close to beach & marina $479,000. NEW LISTING


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 19 ABACO ESTATE SERVICESREAL ESTATE SALESACATION RENTALSPrime Real Estate Listings Throughout AbacoMembers Bahamas Real Estate AssociationWe Exceed Client Expectations! .abacoestateservices.comJAN. 15, 2012 (B)Please contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Residential Parcels # 1845 11,531 s/f canal lot, 100 canal frontage, boat slip, dock, ramp, 12,000lb boat lift, electrical power & water. Accommodates up to 80 boat. $275,000. # 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep weater canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500. # 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal frontage. Boat davits installed. Reduced $187,500. # 1593 10,590 s/f canal lot with 120' of bulkheaded seawall installed. All utilities available. $199,000.TURTLE ROCKS LEISURE LEEBeach Front Parcel # 714 -45,343 s/f parcel, 100' ocean beach frontage. Electricity available. Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home. $325,000. BAHAMA PALM SHORESInland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f level lot on main street, electricity & telephone available. $49,500. Beach Home 1532 3 bed, 3.5 bath elevated 2 level semi furnished home, 1,874 s/f under air, 1,500 s/f covered porches on 0.89 acres, 93' sandy beach frontage. Panoramic sea views. $799,990. "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. Pelican Shores Harbourfront Home # 1563 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5,600 sq. ft. tastefully furnished home with pool & dock. Well maintained, superior quality construction, many extras. 1 acre+/landscaped, 115' water frontage. $3,495,000. Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f, 80' bulk head, 140' depth. Cleared, utilities available. EACH $299,950. 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. Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f cleared parcel 120' deep water bulk-headed frontage. $270,000. Treasure Cay Canal Parcels Galleon Bay # 1441 28,072 s/f cleared parcel, 64' of bulkhead with dock & dock house. $498,500. Brigantine Bay # 1559 16,108 s/f level, cleared parcel with 164' of bulk headed & protected water frontage. Dock & dolphin pilings installed. $599,000. TREASURE CAYBrigantine Bay # 1598 Cleared lots 1 & 2A, 19,300 s/f 130' bulkheaded frontage, new dock. $495,000. GUANA CAY"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 $199,000. Orchid Bay Beachfront Parcel 25 #1530 1.173 acre Atlantic Ocean lot, 130' sandy beach frontage. Excellent elevations, spectacular ocean views. Orchid Bay amenities include utilities, marina, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, beach pavillion, paved roads. $1,499,000. MARSH HARBOURBrigantine Bay # 1662 Two adjoining single family residential lots, 13,602 s/f total with combined 144 of sea-walled frontage. All utilities available. Superb water views. $785,000.Sales Team of Ed Newell Broker Cindy Newell Sales Agent James Moir Nassau OceCoco Beach #1676 Newly built 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 level fully furnished beachfront home, 1,700 s/f under air, 1,290 s/f open patios. 0.93 acre parcel with 101 sandy beachfront, plus dock and boat lift. Sensational sea views from virtually every room. $999,000. Windward Beach Drive Beach Parcel #1693 Oversized 17,000 s/f parcel with 100 powder sand beach frontage & 2 tier sea wall. All utilities available. Suberb sea views. $599,000. MembersTreasure Cay Harbourfront Lot #1804 13,678 s/f landscaped parcel, 153 of bulkheaded seawall,140 of lay-along docks, garage, water & electricity $499,000. Commercial Bldg. #1792 6,000 s/f retail & warehouse bldgs on 20,000 s/f parcel in heart of town. 4 tenants, monthly rental income. $499,000. Summer Dreams # 1814 -Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2.5 storey oceanview home on 7,408 s/f parcel. 2,000 s/f under air, 1,000 s/f covered porches. Dock slip included. MOTIVATED SELLER! $595,000. Ocean Ridge Estates # 594 7 ocean & sea view residential lots from 7,686 sq. ft. to 16,740 sq. ft. Underground electrical infrastructure in place, dockage available in Boat Harbour, ocean & sea common community areas. Lots from $155,500. Regattas of Abaco # 27 #1853 2 bed, 2 bath, 825 s/f 2nd level turn-key furnished condo near to beach, shops, marina, etc. $184,900. Canalfront Home #1865 2 bed, 2 bath furnished home, recently built in 2003. 11,378 s/f parcel, 120 bulk-headed canal frontage, 78 lay-along dock. $549,000. Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot, 88+ protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock & davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000 Turtles Rock 1833 2 bed, 2.5 bath elevated furnished beach home, 1,100 s/f under air, 1,866 s/f under roof, open decks,0.94 acres, 90 beach. $875,000. Beach Lot # 1815 0.94 Acre beach parcel with 120 of Sea of Abaco sandy beach frontage. Electricity & telephone available, great water views. $225,000. # 602 Large 15,344 s/f cleared & level lot with 197 of fully seawalled, protected canal frontage. Water installed, other utilities available. $249,000. Inland Lots 17 & 18, Blk. 4 # 1868 2 adjoining lots of 10,000 s/f each. Short walk to beach. Each at $27,500. CASUARINA POINTCasuarina Cottage # 1866 2 bed, 1 bath, 816 s/f semi-furnished cottage on 14,000 s/f lot with 127 of canal frontage with boat ramp. $175,000. Inland Lots 11 & 12 #1661 2 adjoining lots, 9,600 s/f each in Sect.4. Short walk to Atlantic beach. Electricity available. Each $24,600. # 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $89,950. Ocean View Lot # 168 # 1854 9,680 s/f lot close to beach. All utilities available. $60,000. #1902 Leisure Lee Inland Lot # 170 Sea view parcel with 13,459 s/f Near Beach REDUCED TO $75,000. # 1846 Yellowbird 2 bed, 2 bath, turn-key furnished elevated canalfront home. 1,900 s/f under roof. 80 lay-along dock, plus boat slip, ramp & lift. OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE $550,000. Treasure Cay Drive Inland Lot #1692 Prime residential lot # 3 less than 200 from Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available. 10,000 s/f $77,850. "Ridge Runner" # 11856 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 s/f furnished home-main house, separate master suite, guest cottage, pool & dock. 1.74 elevated acres, 330' shoreline. Superb panoramic water views. $1,995,000. REDUCED GREAT CISTERN CAY# 1787 Rivendell Rustic 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,284 s/f. furnished beach cottage on 2 building lots total 41,800 s/f 236 sandy beach frontage & 2 garages. $599,000.GREEN TURTLE CAYLot A The Bluff # 1910 15,600 s/f Sea of Abaco waterfront lot, 89 hard rock shoreline, 30 elevations, Near Bluff House, great sea views $491,000. Treasure Cay Sea Views Lots 10 & 11. #1908 2 adjoining inland lots on Windward Beach Drive. Total 21,600 s/f. All utilities available. EACH $74,995. Brigantine Bay # 1622-1632 A selection of 11 adjoining level & cleared canal lots ranging in size from 11,673 s/f to 19,068 s/f with deep water canal frontages from 74 to 173. All lots with bulkheaded sea walls installed. All utilities available. Great water views along sheltered Brigantine Bay. Listing # 1632 also includes 2 finger docks installed. From $266,000. to $753,000. Superb Beachfront Parcel # 1362 Treasure Cay Blvd. Level & cleared beach lot, 12,600 s/f 90' fabulous sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sea views. $1,275,000. Beachfront Parcel Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with 100' of beach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea views. $1,195,000. Beach & Canal Lot Package #941Windward Beach lot of 17,542 s/f with 100' of beach frontage on Sea of Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/f wi th approx. 76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446 ,000.Vacant LandOcean Blvd. Beach Parcel #1842 Exceptionally oversized 1.26 acre beach lot, 165 beach frontage. All utilities available. $1,499,000. Treasure Cay Beach Parcels Boiling Hole Lot 18 # 1827 Sea of Abaco waterfront lot, 17,472 sq. ft. with 100 hard rock shoreline & magnificent sea views. All utilities available. $79,000.NORTH ABACOTreasure Cay Inland Lot # 12, Block 194 #1954 10,980 s/f cleared & level lot ready for building, all utilities available. Brigantine Bay Views. $69,000. Blackwood Waterfront Parcel # 1521 38,514 s/f parcel,167' of deep water Sea of Abaco frontage and highway frontage. Topography well suited for a marina site. Utilities available $98,500. REDUCEDUNDER CONTRACTSand Banks Creek Acreage -#1988 24 acres at Treasure Cay entrance, 539 water frontage, 1,060 road frontage, good elevations. Ideal for commercial development. $995,000.NEW LISTINGOcean Blvd. Lot 90, Block 2 #1992 Unusually large beachfront lot with 140 of sandy beach frontage. Ideal for estate home. Sensational sea views! All utilities available. $1,499,000. Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Brigantine Canal # 1971 17,300 s/f parcel, 123 sea walled frontage, All utilities available, Sea of Abaco views. $199,000.NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Treasure Cay Area Development ParcelREDUCED REDUCED REDUCED# 1844 2 adjoining deep water, sheltered canal lots, 9,900 s/f each, 50 x 50 shared dredged boat slip, 150 lay-along docks each. Near beach. EACH REDUCED TO $149,000.REDUCEDRegattas of Abaco 408 #2009 2 Bed, 2 bath 2nd level 1,200 sq. ft furnished condo. Well maintained, great harbour views. Near to town & beach $289,000.NEW LISTINGREDUCED REDUCED Treasure Cay Inland Parcels Multi-family Residential Lot #1774 21,826 s/f parcel zoned multi-family near Treasure Cay Beach. Close to shops, restaurants, etc. Ideal for guest villas. $499,000.


Page 20 Section A The Abaconian January 15, 2012 Marble and Granite counter tops, showers and floors installed Made in Marsh Harbour Call 367-6867 or 367-4726 View installations on our web Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Extended Care (After Hours) Call 577-0113A General Practioner is on staff Monday through SaturdayCall Auskell for dates of other doctorsFor a free mammogram, contact the Cancer Society or Mrs. Marjolein Scott at 367-3744 to find out the criteria. Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist Dr. Ronald Knowles -Obstetrician / Gynecologist January 18, 2012 Ms. Antoinette Lightbourne Ultrasound Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing Dr. Gerhard Klassen -General surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram Dr. FreemanLockhart -Orthopedic Surgeon Ms. Nikeia Watson Mammogram Dr. Duranda Ash -Ophthamologist Dr. Bodie -Gynecologist/ Obstetrician Dr. Augustin Ohueyi Dr. Neely -Physical Therapy Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) remain on The Duke for approximately nine months doing sea time. After that he plans to the go to college to get his offi cers license.Junior Achievement holds Charter ServiceBy Mirella Santillo A large group of students, approxi mately 70 of them, representing six Ju nior Achievement companies, assisted at a church service held at Friendship Tabernacle late last year. Accompanied by advisors, they received the certificates that made their companies officially chartered. The BECs LIGHTERS were the first. The companys President, Candice Scott, received the document. Two Junior Achievers, Jeffenique Nottage and Vanee sha Moore, representing PLUSH, a new company sponsored by Furniture Plus, accepted their charter. President Weslene Cirius received the certificate for the com pany sponsored by the Water & Sewerage Corporation, WAVE. Last years winner, CIBC, is sponsoring SOAR. The company president, Leslie McDonald, accepted the charter certifi cate. BTCs ChatnEZ was represented by students April Smith and Raymeisha Bur rows. Three Junior Achievers, Rosenica Child, Hope Ramator and Christi McIn tosh, received the charter for the the most recently formed JA company, SWAG, sponsored by Infinity Mentors of Abaco and Beyond.Youth From Page 17 More Youth in the News Thirty students from S.C. Bootle High School and 10 advisors make up SWAG, so it is no wonder that members of the school faculty among them the Principal Huel Moss, teachers and more than 20 stu dents attended the service to support the new JA group. The function ended with refreshments for the whole congregation.SC Bootle JA group meet its sponsorBy Mirella Santillo S.C. Bootle High School has the new est Junior Achievement company, SWAG, Students With Ambitious Goals. It is spon sored by Bekera Taylor, owner of Infinity Mentors of Abaco and Beyond. On December 9 she met with the advisors and students during their weekly meeting. She was there, not only as a sponsor but as a Toastmaster representative, to coach the Junior Achievers who had already started preparing a speech for the upcoming JA speech competition. Ms. Taylor listened to the five students who had prepared a first draft of a speech on the topic Passionately Pursuing Purpose. She gave them a synopsis of how judges rate a speech and which points to develop. Have a strong introduction and a strong conclusion, she advised. At the end of the presentation, she com mented on each speech, praising and correcting. She mentioned that they will be able to add to the content of their speech when they know the minimum and maxi mum time they will be allowed to talk. Three of the five students, SWAGs President Rose Mika Charles, Sheri Romer and Shantell Bernardin, comprised Abacos winning team for the national debate.James Boyce shares By Samantha V. Evans Tenth grader James Boyce was the win ner of the film compe tition held by Friends of the Environment last year. He spoke about the process he went through to make the film. He along with 29 other par ticipants submitted proposals to Friends. According to Kristin Williams, some proposals were submitted by individuals and some in groups. James proposal stated that his film would be titled Whats So Great About Turtles? When he was informed that his proposal was the winner, he met with the cameraman Matt McCoy from Loggerhead Productions, who was provided by Friends. Once they decided on what they would do, they began filming most of which took place near Hope Town. Some footage was done under the sea and some above ground with a turtle laying eggs. Most of the foot age was done during the summer of 2011. James and Matt prepared the script and James was the narrator. The script was geared towards fishermen. James asked them to give their thoughts on the ban on taking turtles. The responses he received were mixed but most of the fishermen did not like the ban. They stated that turtles are caught because they taste good and that there are more turtles now so they should be allowed to kill some. The highlights of this experience were that he learned what fishermen think about turtles and that they would like a permit to be added along with the ban on turtles. James is against this as he believes that this will open the door for illegal turtle captur ing. He has had an interest in environmental affairs since he was in primary school and is exploring pursuing a career as an envi ronmental engineer. Now that the film is completed, it is the property of Friends and Loggerhead Productions. The film can be seen on The film took about one year to complete. James Boyce Remember to Subscribe toThe AbaconianTo Keep up with All the News of the Island


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 21 The Moorings Yacht ChartersThe Best Sailing Vacations In The World! Prestige Class The Conch Inn Resort Curly Tails The Conch Inn Resort and Marina Come and experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We are waiting for you. The Conch Inn Marina Compliments of The Moorings and The Conch Inn Hotel and Marina Tide North Bar Channel February 2012 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 SunsailBy Janet Reingold The world-class musicians of Music Doing Good are coming to Abaco to perform benefit concerts for Every Child Counts. Mark your calendars! Concerts will take place on February 21 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on Elbow Cay and on Feb ruary 22 at the Marquee at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. Music Doing Good selected Every Child Counts because the group wishes to improve the lives of children in The Baha mas who have special education and health needs. They deploy their musical talents to accomplish their mission, Philanthro py Through Music, to generate support for outstanding non-profit organizations. Pooled proceeds from every concert enable their audiences to do something good while being entertained and having fun. Their motto is Feel good about doing good, and have a good time doing it! When you attend these concerts, you meet and mix with musicians, artists and communi ty-minded audience members. You become a partner philanthropist, using music to change childrens lives. Music Doing Goods artists are a talent ed ensemble of national and international singers, songwriters and performing artists who have a unique breadth and passion for the music they create. Their concerts of fer diverse musical genres, from Broadway blockbusters to classical favorites, from jazz standards to original compositions. Their uniquely intimate performances could be called edutainment as they educate and entertain with thought-provoking commen tary that enriches the audience experience. The ensemble includes founder/jazz vocal ist Marie Bosarge; singer/songwriter Anita Kruse, who teaches children with cancer to compose original music; R&B vocalist and childrens program director, Aisha Ussery Adams; operatic wonder, Kenneth Gayle; young singer/songwriters Aaron Kaufman and Tricia Fox; Broadway and TV talent, David LaDuca; world-class pianist Rodney Waters; and more. There promises to be something for everyone. Every Child Counts is a perfect fit for Music Doing Good. ECC provides es sential alternative education for children with learning, developmental or physical disabilities, regardless of financial, family or social restraints. ECCs academic, functional, and vocational education helps every child become a citizen contribut ing to society, a productive worker and a successful, self-sufficient family member. ECC students can be found throughout our community working in local grocery stores, plant nurseries, organic farms and more. ECC not only helps their students lead more productive and meaningful lives; their teachers, assistants, volunteers and co-workers also gain rewarding, lifealtering experiences. Music Doing Goods tour of the tropics will include the following: A sneak preview performance at Hope Towns Cay Topics Ladies Luncheon at 11 a.m. on February 21 at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. For tickets call the Lodge at 366-0095. An evening benefit concert on February 21 for ECC poolside at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge (indoors, if rain). Activi ties will begin at 6 p.m. for casual din ner and drinks (at menu prices); 7:30 p.m. for the concert. Concert tickets are $50. All ticket proceeds benefit Every Child Counts. An evening benefit concert on Febru ary 22 for ECC will be held at Abaco Beach Resort in Marsh Harbour. Activi ties will begin at 6 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Anglers Restaurant will be open for concert guests who wish to have din ner beforehand. Concert tickets are $50, and can be purchased from Every Child Counts School Marsh Harbour at 3672505 or from Monkeys Uncle, Bay Street in Marsh Harbour. The phone is 367-3223. Come help the children of Every Child Counts. Together, as philanthropists and performing arts enthusiasts, we can change the world.


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Apr 11 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 CayRosies 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 Wards 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 + 2 hse 365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos 365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort 82 rms 367-2158 Abaco Real Estate + 6 hse 367-2719 Alesias 3 rms 367-4460 Ambassador Inn 6 rms 367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms 367-3980 Conch Inn 9 rms 367-4000 Ds 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. 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Not at all, he replied. They are sometimes cotton or rag-based so you just have to use the silk setting on the iron. Did he ever singe them and lose mon ey? Not that I know of. In fact, once he described how he used his sisters hair straightener. On a low setting, I hope, I said. The mention of hair straitening brought back floods of memories of my teenage years when I used to stretch a piece of brown paper between my long hair and the ironing board. My brother had teasingly informed me that curly hair was a disease. I stopped when I singed my long locks. Maybe ironing bank notes was not so strange after all, especially if it was part of a Saturday night preening procedure. As I recall it was part of mine! The subject of this column lent itself to many amusing titles. One which springs immediately to mind is Cleaning the Blue Marlin one of my favourite Bahamian bank notes not only for the fact that it is the highest denomination, $100 but also its design. It also features a recent picture of Elizabeth II. Money, in all its forms, invites a mix ture of emotions ranging from reverence to abuse. As much as I admire the beauty of Bahamian bank notes and the diverse designs and colours peculiar to each denomi nation, I cannot see myself actually going to the trouble of pegging out bills on a line and consequently ironing them. But who knows. All I do know now is that theres nowt so queer as folk. If you can think of it, somewhere someone is doing it any day of the week!Humblestone From Page 8 By Samantha V. Evans January 6 was an exciting one for Aba conians who are environmentally con science. This was the second time that Friends of the Environment has hosted the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The young people viewed films and engage in activities in a separate room at New Vision Ministries while the adults viewed films in the auditorium. They saw a film entitled Take Care of the Coral Reefs. They learned about coral reefs, animals that live on the coral reefs and those that depend on them for food, how the reefs are being destroyed and what they can do to protect the reefs. Other topics that the students learned included not using spears and chemicals, not overfishing and not catching baby fish. The adults saw several short films which were all focused on environmental care. The films included Saving the Penguins, Saving the Whales, Evolution and Extinc tion, Bag It, 1% of the Story and more. The 1% for the Planet was about an organization that encourages businesses and individuals that are environmentally con science to be involved. The film Evolution and Extinction spoke about changes in the ecosystem and how, due to development, some animals are becoming extinct. Bag It spoke about plastic bags and how they are killing over 100,000 animals an nually. Due to this, plastic bags are being banned in states and countries all over the world. Countries such as Australia, China, Sandria, Arabia, and South Africa have already banned the use of plastic bags. Ireland and Washington charge for use of plastic bags. The film further stated that humans need to live in harmony with the ecosystem or we, too, will disappear. In order to reduce the damage that plastic is causing, everyone is encouraged to cut back on plastic use, dont drink bottled water, buy less stuff, clean up the community and simplify your life. Other films continued with participants learning about reducing carbon emissions by cycling instead of driving cars, conser vation photography which invokes change through photos, and keeping the coast clear. Since James Boyce won the film compe tition which was launched for high schools last year, he shared his film with those present. His film was called Whats So Great about Turtles? Friends has launched two photography competitions this year for adults and one for students. The first prize for the students will be an IPOD which was donated by the U.S. Embassy.Friends hosted the Wild and Scenic Film Festival Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Every Saturday 10 am 1 pm Behind Abaco Grocery


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section A Page 23 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 Brendals Dive, Green T. Cay . ............................................ 365-4411 Dive Guana . ........................................................................ 365-5178 Man-O-War Dive Shop . ....................................................... 365-6013 Cart Rentals Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . Green Turtle Cay . . . . Guana Cay . . . Lubbers Quarters Man-O-War . . . Hope Town . . . . . . . Treasure Cay . . . . Visitors Guide Restaurant Guide + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + . . . . . Hope Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . + . Little Harbour Lubbers Quarter Man-O-War . ................................. . Guana Cay . . . . . . Treasure Cay . . . . Green Turtle Cay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Point 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 Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services . . . . . . . . . Abaco Marinas Green Turtle Cay F . . F . . . F . . F . Treasure Cay . . F . Man-O-War . F . Marsh Harbour . F . . . . . . . . Hope Town . . F . . F . Spanish Cay . F . Guana Cay . F . . . F . Tours & Excursions Airlines Serving Abaco . . . . . . . . . Local air charters serving Bahamas & . . Taxi Cab Fares ffective Dec 08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wait time $0.40 per minute, Hourly rate $40 per hour Luggage $0.75 each over two, large bags $1 ea. Effective Dec 08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures Items of interest ask tourism 367-3067Bring errors & revisions to our attention Revised 16 Nov 11 Compliments of The AbaconianAlburys Ferry Service Marsh Harbour>Hope Town 7:15am 9:00am 10:30am 12:15pm 2:00pm 4:00pm 5:45pm Return: 8:00 am 9:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm Marsh Harbour>Man-O-War 10:30am 12:15pm 2:30pm 4:00pm 5:45pm Return: 8:00am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:15pm 5:00pm Marsh H.>Guana Cay/Scotland cay From Conch Inn (6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30am 1:30pm 3:30pm 5:45pm Return: 8 am 11:30am 2:30pm 4:45pm 6:30pm Note: During the month of August through December there are some adjustments made to the schedule. You are advised to contact the office for the changes. T Cay Airport>Green T Cay 8:30am 10:30am 11:30am 1:30pm 2:30pm 3:30pm 4:30pm 5:00pm Return: 8am 9am 11am 12:15pm 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm Ph 365-8749 or 375-8123 VHF Ch 16 Charters AvailableTreasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday departs 11:00am & returns 3:30 p.m. $40 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Saturday departs 9:30 am, $45 RT Pinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Bahamas Ferries Summer Schedule only (April to Dec) Sandy Point & Nassau Every Friday & Sunday, except holidays, under 4 Hour Call 225-3376 or 366-4119 The Great Abaco Express Not on Sundays or holidays Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-O-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 30 minutes Tourisms 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 Tourisms Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa tion. Email: Charter Boats Marsh Harbour North Abaco Sandy Point Treasure Cay Casaurina Point Cherokee Crossing Rocks Green Turtle Cay Hope Town Man-O-War


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January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 1 VOLUME 20 NUMBER 2 JANUARY 15th, 2012 Elbow Cay begins Junkanoo traditionTwo Junkanoo groups compete at Sea Spray ResortThe Treasure Cay Explorers and the Spring City Rockers both demonstrated their talents for a chance to win the junkanoo competi tion at Sea Spray Resort on December 29. Hundreds made the trip by ferry to Elbow Cay to enjoy the show and were not disap pointed. The fifth biennial Abaco Science Alliance Conference brought together a large number of scientists doing research on Abaco and other Bahamian Out Islands. The Conference, organized by Friends of the Environment, is an opportunity for Abaconians to hear about the findings of these scientists. They are shown here with the organizers. By Bradley Albury The Abaco Science Alliance Conference (ASAC) has occurred every two years since 2004. Bringing in scien tists and researchers from throughout The Bahamas and the United States, it focuses on bringing together the vari ous scientific and conservationist com munities working on Abaco. The 2012 ASAC was well attended and had more students in the audience than any previ ous year. Subjects ranging from the de clining queen conch population to the importance of maintaining a sustainable crawfishing industry were brought to the stage by experts in diverse fields. Many of the experts have either been Science Conference educates and engages By Melanie Lenaghan Bahamas Pride was the theme of the third annual Hope Town Schools Junior Junkanoo that took place in Hope Town on New Years Eve afternoon. Kids ranging from 3 to 16 years old donned their handmade costumes and, with the support of a small senior Junkanoo group from the mainland, started the pa rade on the harbour in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The large crowd, a mix of locals, second homeowners and visitors alike, waited in anticipation to see the little ones rush to the sound of the beating drums, whistles and cowbells. Once started, the crowd was on their feet having a good time, watching and Hope Town School has third Junior Junkanoo Parade Please see Conference Page 4 Hope Towns third annual Junior Junkanoo Parade entertained on New Years Eve. Please see Jr. Junkanoo Page 14 $40M Chinese loan to go towards Abacos infrastructureBy Bradley Albury The Chinese and Bahamian governments signed an agreement in early January for the sum of $40 million. The money, loaned for 20 years at a two percent rate, is ear marked for improvements to Abacos in frastructure. China Engineering Company Ltd. will be in charge of the construction of both the North Abaco Port and the Little Abaco Bridge. The North Abaco Port, the larger of the two projects, is planned to be a 45-acre in ternational cargo port two miles north of Coopers Town. It will include facilities for bulk cargo, containers and oil products. Please see $40 million Page 14 By Timothy Roberts A massive crowd of about 1000 people lined the road in White Sound, enthralled with the mesmerizing beats and vibrant costumes of the first Junkanoo Competi tion held on Elbow Cay. It was held on December 29 at Sea Spray Resort and was dedicated to the memory of Leonard M. Thompson. After the rhythmic beats and dancing subsided, the Spring City Rockers edged out the Treasure Cay Explorers for the prize. The two groups were close in ev ery category, music, banner, theme and performance/costume, except for music where Spring City had a 226-point advan tage. Treasure Cay held a slight advantage in performance/costume and banner and the groups tied in the theme category. The crowd reacted enthusiastically to the two groups, and some got into the groove dancing in the streets alongside and behind the groups as they moved slowly down the road. Spring Citys theme was From Pirates to Independence and featured an eye-catching, large costume piece of Blackbeard, the infamous pirate, among others. Treasure Cays theme centered Please see Junkanoo Page 2


Page 2 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 on Junkanoo and showcased a variety of equally stunning costumes replete with hundreds, perhaps thousands of feathers. The event began with a short ceremony honoring the late Capt. Leonard M. Thompson, speaking highly of his contri butions as the first Bahamian war pilot in World War II and his long standing tenure as a government representative for Abaco in the House of Assembly. A plaque was presented in his honor and was accepted by his nephew, Steve Thompson. William Tony Davis, Chairman of the All Abaco Junkanoo Committee, said that the Sea Spray-sponsored competition was a huge success as no one expected so large a crowd to show up for it. We see what we Junkanoo From Page 1 need to do next year as we learn from this years event, he said. We now have two structured events for the year, and I think it will help to generate more excitement for the premier event in February. Mr. Davis said was thrilled to have Dr. Linda Moxey-Brown, Director of Culture with the Ministry of Youth, and Philip Cooper, the National Junkanoo Committee Chairman. I feel they had an opportunity to see the potential of the parade. Alburys Ferry, also a sponsor of the event, made five charter trips to Sea Spray Resort for the Junkanoo competition, car rying mostly local Abaconians, but also fellow Bahamians and other visitors. Abacos Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Wynsome Ferguson, said the event promotes domestic tourism, gathering persons from com munities across Abaco and other islands of The Bahamas. She continued that adding the parade to our cal endar is a plus. We have many visitors here during that time period, and it is a per fect opportunity for those who desire to see Junkanoo to have the experience, she said. Ms. Ferguson felt it was a great success, garnering a crowd of About a thousand party goers enjoyed the Sea Spray Resorts junknaoo competition held on December 28. Shown is the judges table with bleachers for VIPs.Junkanoo success was greater than expectedThis is the banner piece of the Spring City Rockers, the winner of the competition. The scores of both groups were similar except for the music. Spring City had many musicians so won the competition. Please see Sea Spray Page 21


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Page 4 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 The most direct way ASAC enriches the community is through the education of stu dents. More than 140 students attended the seminars and had the chance to see a larger and more diverse brand of science than they might otherwise be exposed to. The excitement the researchers had for their subjects and the way each presentation pieced together a different view of the local environment brought the message home: Abaco is an incredibly diverse and im portant place. Through several discussion sessions the students raised their questions and increased their understanding of the science and impact of the research. One of the most popular topics consistently raised by students involved lionfish and their de structive impact on Bahamian waters. Dr. David Steadman, who has been studying bird fossils pulled from Abacos enormous underwater cave systems, said ASAC is the best organized science con ference among the ones he attends. This, along with the significant network of local help, provides a great atmosphere for sci ence and discovery. The blend of people who attend ASAC allows a voice for the many different communities on Abaco, not just the scientific but also business and industry. Together through collaboration and education everyone can have a hand in shaping the future for Abacos youth.Parrot nesting habits are describedBy Samantha V. Evans Abaconians had a chance to get updates on research being done on various Fam ily Islands in many fields during the sci ence conference. One of these scientists was Caroline Stahala, who spoke about the Abaco Parrot and their nesting hab its. She is a PhD can didate at Florida State University where the title of her dissertation is Social Behavior in the Bahamas Parrot: Nesting Neighborhoods. She gave the background on the Bahama parrot in the West Indies. Ms. Stahala spoke about those parrots that are extinct and those that are in danger of becoming extinct including the Amazon Parrot which is found on Abaco. She stated that parrots are loud and very social and can be found in large flocks. Her interest in this topic developed when she realized that parrots nest only in South Abaco. Her dissertation seeks to answer two questions: (1) are nests aggregated and (2) how does nesting near other pairs influence nesting success? As a part of the methodology, the nests were monitored on a weekly basis from May to June which is nesting season. The results showed that the parrots nest in clumps. The success of nests is greater when they have a neighbor. The statistics from 2010 compared to 2011 revealed that the predator program was successful as more nests were success ful during low predation rate. This was good news for the parrots but she lamented that it messed up her data. Ms. Stahlas research will continue as the university has now asked her to explore information on transmission. and if clumping is due to neighbor relationships. She suggests that for conservation, roads should not be made through nesting areas.Program emphasizes leaving undersized By Mirella Santillo DShan Maycock, Education Officer with Friends of the Environment, was a speaker at the Science Alliance Conference. She described for her audience of mostly school chil dren and teachers the meth ods she has been using for the last two years to convince the fishermen and the public to stop catching undersized spiny lobsters. Before addressing the details of The Pride Campaign, she described the challenges of visiting all the fishing settlements. Abaco is an archipelago within an archipelago, she stated. To reach as many people as possible was difficult, but she undertook a campaign using social market ing. The goal was to get people to be attracted to what was offered. The main objective was to reduce the taking of juvenile crawfish by December 2010. Billboards were erected, bumper stickers distributed as well as pins and hats reminding people that a lobster tail should be five and a half inches or more. Through meetings, the amount of knowledge fishermen had and their attitude towards not catching undersized crusta ceans was determined. In spite of excuses such as the lobster look bigger underwater, some fishermen had already discussed the issue and expected some regulations to be put in place. In 2010 four hundred fishermen partici pated in a series of meetings and seminars aimed at preparing them to adhere to the Sustainable Catch Certification Program. The spiny lobster is the main export on Abaco or other parts of The Bahamas for years. The initial idea behind the conference, when initiated by Friends of the Environment, was to provide a forum for these researchers to engage the Abaco community. While many may know about the unique and fragile population of Abaco parrots, fewer may know about the species of crocodile and tortoise that once roamed the pine barrens. The conference allows the many different fields of study, whether it be bats or tidal creeks, to come together and paint a larger picture. Before ASAC most of the research, including important discoveries impacting Abaco, left The Bahamas for American lecture halls and laboratories. Now it has the chance to enrich Abacos community.Conference From Page 1 The Abaco Science Alliance Conference began with a reception at the conference room of the Friends of the Environment. Shown are Kristen Williams, Friends Executive Direc tor, Cha Boyce, Friends Chairman of the Board, Dr. Frank Boyce and Eleanor Phillips with The Nature Conservancy. Please see Conference Page 5 Caroline Stahala dShan Maycock


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The fish can colonize themselves in a large area, as the fish in the larval stage can float on ocean currents for one month. Lionfish do not have many predators and its venomous spikes are a deterrent for fish to prey on it. One of the possible predators besides the moray eel is man. Prof. Layman, who has had close en counters with lionfish, explained that they have a vast habitat ranging from mangrove creeks to as deep as 1000 feet of water and are found in estuaries. They have a distinctive way of catching their prey, spread ing their fins and cornering them before engulfing them. They have been observed spitting sprays of water at their prey to confuse them. It was noted that fish normally will swim away from other fish they view as a predator. But in a experiment with a lionfish these fish showed no fear of the lionfish, indicating that they did not view the li onfish as a threat. They are voracious eaters: 27 grunts were found in the stomach of one lionfish. They will eat about anything, warns Professor Layman; 55 species of fish have been documented on their menu! It is easy to under stand from the data that getting rid of the lionfish in Bahamian waters is impossible. However, continuing to have lionfish derbies are a good way to reduce their population in a localized area. This indicates that some locations can be kept relatively lionfish free. Another posi tive trait is that they stay to the same loca tion and can be easily found and caught. Their impact on the local fish popula tion can be very severe, warned Profes sor Layman, but in term of environmental priorities and allocating scarce funds, it is at the bottom of the scale. Other challeng es are as important or more. There is not enough time or money to do everything, so there has to be a choice where one can have a long-term effect. He recommended awareness discus sions in schools. In Florida whole lionfish sells for $5 per pound. A similar market could be created in The Bahamas because the lionfish is quite tasty. The venomous spikes are a threat only to the fishermen while processing the catch.Reptiles dominated prior to humansBy Mirella Santillo David Steadman, a palaeontologist and Director of Ornithology at the University of Florida, was one of the presenters at the science conference. Dr Steadman is a dy namic researcher, who has been translat ing some of the data found in the Sawmill Sink Blue Hole by carbon-dating fossils of tortoises and crocodiles into tangible de ductions. During his presentation he brought back to life the crocodile and tortoise fossils traipsing through grasses, an environment much different from the present one. From collagen and isotope analysis of extremely well preserved reptile fossils found in the blue hole, the scientist was able to recon stitute their diet and establish what the food chain on Abaco was prior to the arrival of man, approximately 1,000 years ago as per a carbon-dated tibia bone found in one of the blue holes. He explained that the hydrogen sulfide layer resting under the fresh water lens of the blue holes blocks the light and oxygen from penetrating into the next lower level. Because of the lack of oxygen at that lower level, there are hardly any microorganisms or bacteria which could damage the fossils recovered at that depth. Again, by analyzing collagen from about 22 fossils, it was possible to determine their diet. The tests proved that the tortoises and rock iguanas, the main aniproduct of The Bahamas. Because coun tries where it is exported began to demand stronger regulations controlling the size of the crustacean, where and how it had been caught, a system of controls had to be put in effect. Now fishermen have to fill forms with information on the size of the craw fish and where they were caught. Buyers were asked to join the campaign and to partner with Friends of the Envi ronment to get fishermen to comply. In April of 2010 they join forces and formed a Commercial Buyers Association that will help control the spiny lobster trade. The next step will be to ask restaurants to deter illegal sales on the local market. There is no scientific results to measure the success of the campaign, but we are on the right track, assured Mrs. Maycock. On a positive note, the monitoring suc cess was brought to the attention of support organizations which granted more funding to continue the work. here to stayBy Mirella Santillo The message from Craig Laymans presentation was that the lionfish are Environmentally-conscious attend conferenceConference From Page 4 Dr. Craig Layman feels it is important to educate our youth in environmental conservation. He is speaking here to some of the younger members of the audience. Craig Layman Please see Conference Page 6 Dr. David Steadman, the palaeontologist who has studied the fossils from Sawmill Sink, is shown with Nancy Albury, who has coordinated the efforts to preserve the fos sils of crocodiles, tortoises, birds and even human bones.


Page 6 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 mals on the island, except for a few hutias (a large rodent found only on one cay in The Bahamas), snakes and birds, were herbivores, feeding on tree leaves, cacti, flowers and tropical grasses. The only car nivores on the island were crocodiles. It is believed that the crocodiles arrived from Cuba during a dry climate period when the sea level had receded. So it is probable that they walked the relatively short distance to The Bahamas, settling here until the ar rival of humans. Because the only fresh wa ter on Abaco and on most other islands of The Bahamas are blue holes, data recovered from certain tests on the samples showed that the crocodiles were terrestrial and very similar to the present Cuban species. They were at the top of the food chain, eating the plant-feeding tortoises, iguanas and hutias. It is assumed that upon settling on Aba co, the Lucayans would have incorporated the herbivores in their diet, thus reducing the food source of the crocodiles. Another assumption to explain their disappearance from The Bahamas is that the Amer-Indi ans killed the crocodiles in self-defense. They disappeared approximately 100 years after the arrival of humans.Guana Cays reefs are in declineBy Timothy Roberts Coral physiologist-pathologist James Cervino asserted that there is evidence of algae build up on reefs down-current from Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club, which he alleges is due to nutrients of sewage leaching from the golf course into the sea. Dr. Cervino, speaking at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January Conference From Page 5 6, told the audience that samples were taken from the area of Fowl Cay (upcurrent from the devel opment) in 2004, 2005 and 2006 before golf course construction began. At that time he found almost no coral disease (only four cases) and low lev els of algae smothering. He said that a revisit to the area in late 2011 and early 2012 revealed a dramatic increase in coral diseases such as white plague, black band disease, white band dis ease, dark spots and yellow band disease. The corals are being fertilized to death, he said. He said that mangrove deforestation during land clearing and dredging for the marina caused increases in turbidity (how clear the water is or is not) downstream from the development, causing smothering corals and sea grasses. Dr. Tom Goreau, President of the Global Coral Reef Alliance, presented a video clip which he said showed a buildup of algae on the beach adjacent to the golf course. This increase in weedy algae leads to increased amounts of it being found on reefs which effectively smother the reef. Dr. Cervino put forward that there is a strong connection between the fertil izer on the golf course and the growth of algae on the beach. The reefs here are among the best and most diverse in the world. If nothing is done, they will die and not come back. He suggested the golf course discontinue the use of fertilizers and replace the grass with artificial turf. The benefits would be visible within months of discontinuing the use of pesticides and nitrate rich fertilizers. Livingston Marshall, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club, was present and at the end of the talk he called the study bogus and irresponsible. He stated there is no quantitative data provided to prove their results and that he believes that Dr. Cer vino and Dr. Goreau are carrying out a personal agenda against the developer. Dr. Marshall said that he has data that shows different results than theirs. He not ed also that the photos and videos shown could not prove that they were, in fact, the reefs and beaches they say they were. He told them that the data of their study should be open to public review. Dr. Cervino said the data can and will be made available and that they are selffunded and are not tied to any agenda against the development.The threat of invasive speciesBy Mirella Santillo Boris Fabres is the Caribbean Regional Director of Island Conservation, an inter national organization engaged in assessing invasive species on islands and advising how to control them. His work has consisted of assessing the threat to the eco-diversity of islands and is land nations in the Caribbean and to advise on removing the threats. He specializes in vertebrates. He advanced the statistics that goats, feral cats, pigs and rats, make up 65 percent of invasive vertebrates. Forty-two islands of The Bahamas were assessed by Island Conservation, but a complete list of all the results has not been compiled yet. According to Mr. Fabres, iguanas are threatened on several islands and he mentioned that the Bahamas swal low and the giant kingbird are critically endangered. In the removal of a species he advised to evaluate what the consequences would be to eco-system relationships. There has to be a clear objective and prioritization, he warned. He offered some examples of removal successes such as the increase of birds and the rebirth of vegetation on Anti gua after the removal of rats. Another suc cess story took place on Allen Cay where Island Conservation partnered with the Bahamas National Trust to remove mice. He concluded by offering some sugges tions: sive species moval of invasive species and training in the Caribbean invasive in the area is allowed in the country and is suitable to a specific situation species. He mentioned situations where animals are removed from one location where they are threatening other species and moved to a different location.Scientists covered a wide range of topics James Cevino Please see Conference Page 7


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 7 Ron-Paul Cabinets PlusC all or visit our showroom Marsh Harbour Ph: 367-0546 GE 1.1 Microwave EMMERSONSS Front1.1 Microwave Bunk Beds Mattress Box Springs Bed Frames GE 4.5 CU. FT. Refrigerator IGLOO 1.7 CU. FT. Refrigerator SOLID WOODDressers $750 Chest $450 & $525Commercial Carpet $12.50 sq.yd. Padding $5.50 sq.yd. Queen Regular Mattress....$240 Box Spring..............................$165 Queen Orthopedic Mattress.$285 Box Spring..............................$180 Queen Pillow Top Mattress..$550 Box Spring..............................$190 Bats study reveals diversityBy Timothy Roberts In her talk at the Abaco Science Alliance Conference on January 6, University of Florida PhD student, Kristin Magrini, re vealed that her studies of the Mexican free tailed bat shows The Bahamas has twice as much diversity in the species than North America and Mexico. This finding in dicates a complex history for this region and means that there are a va riety of ways these bats migrated to The Bahamas. Samples for her studies came from Abaco, Eleuthera and Long Island. The Mexican free tailed bat is a small bat that has five known sub-species and is known to migrate with the insects that they eat. They are one of the most widely distrib uted mammals in the Western Hemisphere. In Ms. Magrinis studies, which are focused on the phylogeography (the reason why animals are located where they are found) of the bats, she tested the genetic structure of the bat from several islands in The Bahamas with a comparison to sam ples from Florida. It was found that the genetics of the bats found in Abaco are more closely related to those in Florida while samples from bats in Eleuthera and Long Island were on a clearly different genetic chain. It was also found that Abacos bats were genetically more closely linked to North American and Mexican bats while those in Eleuthera and Long Island were more closely related to South American bats. The islands of Eleuthera and Long Island are located on the Grand Bahama Bank and the migration of bats to these islands are seen to have come from localities some 4200 miles away in South America, while Abaco (on the Little Bahama Bank), less than 100 miles from Eleuthera shows a migratory pattern from North America and Mexico ranging from about 100 miles to 2700 miles away. The ocean straights between the North ern Bahamas and Southern Bahamas (namely the Tongue of the Ocean) are thought to be a barrier to the movements of the bats between the two regions of The Bahamas. Ms. Magrini said that the great genetic diversity that indicates a complex history in the region warrants further investiga tion. She is working on a grant from the Florida Museum of Natural History locat ed in Jacksonville, Florida.Cave formations reveal weather patternsBy Mirella Santillo Brian Kakuk, a cave diver, is a well known resident of Abaco who achieved lo cal recognition for his discovery of the fos sils found in the Sawmill Sink Hole in South Abaco. Since then, the cave had relinquished many more fossils and as divers went deeper and further into the caves system, amazing formations of crystals were discovered. In his presentation, Kakuk explained that these cave formations were created when the caves were above sea level. The caves were formed when the carbonic acid from the rain eroded the limestone until it melted, raising the water table; then the limestone was dis solved along the fresh water interface. By studying the cave formations formed by water seeping trace minerals into the caves, one can learn about the various climatic changes that have taken place on the island. Most of the crystal formations in the caves contain iron which was carried from Africa on the winds in the form of a red dust. This dust is found between crystals and in the red clay found on the island. During the last glacial period there is sub stantial evidence of global climate fluctua tions which coincided with the destruction of Northern Hemisphere ice shelf. The ice was carried into the ocean, releasing fresh water and sediments as it melted. Scientists can learn a lot by analyzing the sediments. These records provide a unique opportunity to study climate variations and may define the role of the subtropics in forcing climate change, concluded Mr. Kakuk. Kiristin MaginiConference From Page 6 Many students attended science conferenceBrian KakukAbaco Print Shop For all your printing needs


Page 8 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 School News Students raise money for college tour By Samantha V. Evans Abaco youth are well on their way to preparing for their first college tour sched uled for July 2012 which is being organized by Erica Hepburn. Two groups of students consisting of 45 students in each group will be taking this tour which will take them to Washington, D.C., and New York City. The primary purpose is for students to visit colleges in both these areas. They will be stay ing in dormatories to give the students a feel of college life. They will also be taken to some of the outstanding place of interest in both these cities. The first group is from S.C. Bootle High School which is being coordinated by school principal Huel Moss. The students had a very successful walk-a-ton which en abled them to raise enough money for their first deposit for the trip which was $400 per student that they paid in December. They are now preparing to have a second fundraiser which will hopefully raise suffi cient funds to pay the balance of their cost which is due in April 2012. The second group is from Central Ab aco high schools. This group is coordinated by persons from Change Ministries International. This group is raising funds for their first deposit and hope to pay it by January 2012. Both students and adults are excited about this opportunity for them go on such a tour. Such a college tour can open the door for scholarship opportunities, net working and the experience of college life on campus. As the students raise funds around town, businesses and locals are asked to support them as they embark on this trip of a lifetime which will help them to prepare for college life after high school.Horizons Academy has expandedBy Samantha V. Evans Horizons Academy is doing very well after opening for only four months. Sim mone Bowe-Mullings has moved her school to the S.C. Bootle Highway in front of Chelseas Choice Water Company. Since she has moved, she has added the primary school section of her school. She is currently registering for K-4 through grade 4 and for the high school. Regis tration will end on January 31. Space is limited so students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parents are encouraged to bring kids so that they can be tested before registration ends. When school re-opened on January 5, it had a new junior high teacher, Patri cia Saunders, who has been a teacher for many years. Since her arrival, the junior students and their parents have found her to be a great asset to the school. She has great classroom management skills, is well educated and loves the children she serves. According to Mrs. Mullings, she treats her students as if they are her own kids. The primary school teacher will be Melissa Bo tin, who is starting this month. Parents interested in their children attending after-school classes can register for them to begin this month. The core subjects being offered are Math, English, Sciences and Social Studies. Two evening programs will be added to the Project Read Program this school year as well. They are a high school diploma program and an English as a Second Language program. Mrs. Mullings stated that her students will not be taking BJC and BGCSE exams this year as she wants to give them a longer time to prepare. But next year they will be ready for all standardized tests. Counsel ing will be offered by Vernell Swain on a weekly basis at which time the students will engage in group sessions. Mrs. Mullings makes two appeals to the public. First, she appeals to parents to partner with schools and their children so that they can learn. School is not just a drop off service but parents are required to at tend meetings, talk to their childs teacher and purchase material needed for learning to take place. Secondly, she is seeking do nations for playground equipment, educa tional games and toys, reading books and computers. She is seeking volunteers for Art, Physical Education and Fitness and Reading. The phone number is 367-3154. Erica Hepburn Please see School Page 9 Students of S.C. Bootle High School who wanted to nominate for Junior Council were busy getting necessary signatures and registering with staff who are coordinating the program. This is the first year that this high school has participatted in the program and the students are very excited about it.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 9 More School News Junior Council begins in North AbacoBy Rashida Murray The privilege of performing civic du ties and being on the frontier of change are reasons why students at Sherlin C. Bootle High School are running for Local Gov ernment Junior Council. Essentially, the programme provides a democratic and in fluential form of managing local affairs at the high school level. Students are excited about a chance to exercise political influ ence. The Junior Council programme now includes the Berry Islands, San Salvador, West Grand Bahama, Freeport, North and Central Andros, Central Abaco and recently North Abaco. The announcement of Junior Council Nomination Day by Huel Moss, principal of Sherlin C. Bootle High, was the first order of business at the mornings assembly on January 3. Invited speaker Administra tor Theophilus Cox, addressed the poten tial candidates of grades 10 12. These students had attended a series of sessions last semester on the responsibilities of the Junior Government programme. Administrator Cox appealed to the students to make informed decisions in regards to nominations. He stated that the process whereby persons are elected by popularity is a process the government is trying to terminate. Therefore, nominees are expected to have appropriate represen tation via campaign managers, posters and slogans leading up to the elections.Nomination Day was January 7On January 4, Nomination Day, 15 ambitious students were scurrying frantically around S.C. Bootle High campus soliciting signatures on their forms. The Junior Council programme is patterned after Local Government and requires that the nominees complete a form and submit it that day. Nomination for candidacy was endorsed with the solicitation of five subscribers and signed off with the nominees declaration of qualification. Forms and a deposit of one dollar per nominee were submitted to Lauralee Davis, progromme coordinator for North Abaco. She was as sisted by Vanessa McAndrew and Curlain Coakely. Election Day for the Junior Council will be January 19. The swearing-in ceremony will be on January 20. Abaco Centrals PTA spearheads book drive By Samantha V. Evans The PTA of Abaco Central High School is passionate about ensuring that the stu dents of this school have the tools neces sary for learning to take place. So they have embarked upon a book drive to peti tion the community to donate text books to the school for the new term. The school currently has approximately 600 students School From Page 8 Fifteen students nominated for election to the Junior Council at S.C. Bootle High School. The election will be on January 20. The students wanting to nominate were requried to attend classes on the duties and responsibilities of the Junior Council and basic govern ment organization. Please see School Page 10


Page 10 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 who are in grades 7 through 12. At the start of school a booklist was given to all students outlining the books they needed to help them to succeed. Even though the teachers encourage students to purchase the text books, all of them do not purchase books. This prompted the PTA to take on this project to solicit text books from past students and the community. The needed books for are Math and English Language. The English Language books for the junior students are A Comprehen sive English Course Level 1 and 2. The Math books for the junior students are Bahamian Mathematics Workbook Level A and B and Nelson Caribbean Mathematics Books 1 and 2. The books for the high school which includes grades 10 through 12 are Math, English Language and Biology. The Lan guage books are A Comprehensive English Course Level 3 and A Comprehensive English Course CXC English Level A. The Math book needed is STP Caribbean Mathematics 3. The text for Biology is CSEC Biology. The text for Chemistry is Chem istry for You, and the text for Physics is CSEC Physics. For persons who want to purchase any of the text books can do so and take them to the school office. These books are needed urgently at the school so persons are asked to look through their books at home to see what they can find to assist PTA in its efforts. For information, persons can contact Suluke Innocent, PTA President. School From Page 9 More School News Educators Attended BUT Dinner By Samantha V. Evans On December 15 teachers and educa tors from across Abaco attended the dinner hosted by the Bahamas Union of Teachers Northern Bahamas Division held at the Bahamas Beach Club in Treasure Cay. This gathering has become an annual event as it gives the executives of this union a chance to mingle with its members. Bringing remarks was Stephen McPhee, Secretary General of the BUT. Helen Simmons-Johnson, Superintendent of Educa tion for the Abaco District, and Yolanda Curry, Northern Bahamas Area Vice President, also spoke. After the speeches, the teachers played games, ate and socialized. After dinner, the shop stewards were given BUT Christmas vouchers for all members valued at $30 each which could be re deemed at Maxwells or either Save-a-lot stores.Principal treats teachers and staff to lunch By Samantha V. Evans On December 14 Principal Rodney Smith and the administrators of Central Abaco Primary School treated the teach ers and staff to a luncheon at Mangoes Restaurant. At the luncheon the staff was addressed by Mr. Smith, who thanked the teachers for all of the hard work and long hours they put in to teach the students. He hopes that they enjoy the break and get the rest they need so that they will be prepared to do well in January. Vice Principal Ruthamae Rolle serenad ed the staff with a Christmas song, then told them that in all of her years of teach ing she has not worked with a group of teachers as creative and resourceful as the ones at Central Abaco Primary. She recog nizes the commitment they have to ensure that their students succeed and reminded them that the administrators are mindful and appreciative of their sacrifices. Finally, Beatrice Moxey thanked all of them for doing their part to contribute to making the school run smoothly. She stated that the staff has grown significantly with the addition of teachers aides, new se curity officers and more facility managers Please see School Page 14 Auto Parts & Accessories


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One and a Half Acres +/525 of Atlantic Shoreline. #NCV1188 OCEANVIEW LOT 22,141 s.f. 0.508 Acre overlooks pristine beachfront on Atlantic side snorkeling reef just o shore Great view close proximity to Green Turtle Club. #GTV1157 UNDER CONTRACT SEABREEZE 14,960 s.f. 0.343 Acre close to ocean beach clubs & town. #GTV1173 $145,000. COCO BAY BREEZE Prime building site .2699 Acre Dock Access Beach Access. #GTV1007 $47,500. MAN O WAR CAY SUMMERPLACE 10,719 s.f. 0.246 Acre Prime building site over 150 of Sea of Abaco frontage private dock fabulous Sea of Abaco views. #MWV1082 $185,000. TREASURE CAY GALLEON BAY LOT 4 10,000 s.f. 0.229 Acre 80 of waterfront private dock deck & storage Utilities to dock #TCV1187 $349,000. ANCHORAGE ESTATES 14,250 s.f. 0.327 Acre Corner Lot centrally located golf course beach access Treasure Cay Marina.#TCV1174-MOTIVATED SELLER-BRING OFFERS$130,000. SAND BANKS CREEK LOTS 4&5 #4 1.120 Acres 97.42 on the creek. #5 1.155 Acres 100.92 on the creek. Both lots creek to highway near Treasure Cay. #CAV1182 $89,500. BAKERS CREEK 17 Lots 10,567 16,031s.f. paved roads underground utilities water access -beach/commons areapanoramic views $646.00 per month bank nancing to qualied buyers with 10% down. #ACV1180 $55,000. a lot Green Turtle Cay33,342 s.f. 0.765 Acre 161.30 on Coco Bay 3,300 s.f. 3 Bd.-3 Bath Double Garage 600s.f. Impact Doors/Windows Turkish Stone Floors Galvilume Metal Roof 13 KW Generator Ultra Violet System #GTH1162 $2,050,000 Green Turtle Cay3 Bedroom, 3 Baths 1,282 s.f. under air 887 s.f ground oor bed-bath-garage 1,597 s.f. decks 15,710s.f. 0.360 Acre 200 on Coco Bay Beach 8,000 gallon cistern #GTH1152 $1,285,000Green Turtle Cay 4 Bd, 2 Bth 1,962 s.f. 2 kitchens 30,874 s.f. 0.708 Acres 360 views 30 elevations Centrally Located #GTH1192 $1,200,000 C Man O War Cay103,237 s.f. 2.37 Acre Sea to Sea Parcel 339.94 on Atlantic 125 on Sea of Abaco 1,000 sf 2 bd/1 bth 510 sf Guest /1bd. 1bth Garage/Gen. Shed Dockage / membership Sea Glass Association #MWH1178 $3,500,000 Green Turtle Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,355 s.f. of Residence 23,546 s.f. 0.54 Acre 125.78 on White Sound 127.28 on Sea of Abaco Private sea to sea 2 docks deep draft Boat Access Only 50 KW Generator #GTH1137 $995,000 Man O War CaySea to Sea property 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,096 s.f. Beach Res. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 625 s.f. Guest Cottage Land 0.764 Acre Workshop/Laundry #MWH1164 $1,090,000 Man O War Cay 2 Bd, 2 Bth 2,664 s.f. Residence 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath 838 s.f. Guest House Land Sea-to-Sea 43,800 sf/1.1 Acres 98' Ocean Front Private Dock/Creek Fabulous Views #MWH1116 $3,750,000 Man O War Cay134,491s.f. 3.08 Acres Sea to Sea Parcel 695.49 on Atlantic 290.65 Sea of Abaco 4,056 s.f. 3 bd, 3bth 1,595 sf guest cottages Garage/GeneratorShed Dock-12,000 lb boatlift Innity Pool #MWH1159 $5,790,000 Green Turtle Cay2 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1,190 s.f. Residence Sea to Sea Land 2.68 Acres 150.60 Atlantic Beach 196.60 Coco Bay Beach Dock 50% Shared #GTH1165 $990,000 Green Turtle CayMarina Resort for Sale 1500 on Black Sound available 1114 Sea of Abaco frontage available +/2.78 Acres Restaurant & Pool Bar Shell Fuel Dock 1.5 Add. Acres Avail. #GTH1151 $4,100,000 Green Turtle Cay1,823 s.f. 0.0419 Acre 1,723 s.f. 2 bd, 2 bth On Settlement Harbour Corner Lot Workshop/Garage Fully Furnished/turn key City water Great Rental Property Water views #GTH1193 $390,000 Green Turtle Cay17,191 s.f. 0.394 Acre 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Covered Screen Porch Wood Floors Shellstone Tile Dead End Road/Private Community Dock Access #GTH1149 $599,000 Great Guana Cay22,694 s.f. 0.520 Acre 97.42 on Sea of Abaco 1,950 s.f. 3 bd 2 bth 256 s.f. Guest House T&G clear cypress Mahongany oors -Generator Rights to Shared Dock #GGH1158 $1,170,000 Great Guana Cay12,105 s.f 0.227 Acre 60 Atlantic Beach 1,558 s.f. 3 Bd 1 Bth Crows Peak lounge Abacos best beach Near Nippers & Town Rental History #GGH1190 $735,000 Marsh Harbour Pelican Shores31,399 s.f. 0.720 Acre 229 on Sea of Abaco 3,600 s.f. Residence 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath in-law suite downstairs Total renovation in 07 Double car garage #MHH1163 Green Turtle Cay 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath 2,448 s.f. of Luxury 27,965 s.f. 0.642 Acre 90 on Gilliam Bay Wood Floors Double Golf Cart garage 2,356 s.f. Wrap/decks Built 2009 Tastefully Decorated #GTH1179 $2,990,000 UNDER CONTRACT CENTRAL ABACO BAHAMA PALM SHORES LOT 44 16, 117 s.f. 0.37 Acre Corner Lot close to beach, shopping & airport utilities. #ACV1189 $45,000. Green Turtle Cay4 Bd, 4 Bth 4,948 s.f. / 2 levels 19,083 s.f. 0.438 Each level private living space/kitchen Sea of Abaco Dock/boatlift/10,000 #GTH1181 $1,990,000


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January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 13 Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay Specialists For details and pictures visit our web page at Marcellus Roberts Broker Everett Pinder Sales Associate ATLANTIS Beautiful decorated furnished. 12ft wide dock DOLPHIN HOUSE home has 2 bed/ 2 baths with large kitchen/ living/dining room facing deep water canal. Includes dock FISH TALESUnique canal front 3 bed/ 3 bath home on 2 full PALM BAYUnit 3 Located on Anchorage Estates. Fully furnished. Lower level 4 bed/ 3 bath attached garage. Unit 5 Lower level 2 bed/ 2 bath with garage. Upper level master bed with ensuite bath/living/ dining/ MARINA VIEW VILLARecently completed delightful villa with great marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2 bath porches and garden area. Must see to appreciate. VACANT LOTSSALE! SALE! SALE!17.5% DISCOUNT ON ALL TREASURE CAY SINGLE FAMILY LOTS BEACH PROPERTIESBEACH VILLAS#583 Not only a 2 bed/2 bath unit but an entire room ad dition creating a living room area which allows a full dining space. Another feature is a large screened-in porch. #648 2 bed/2 bath Garden Villa located in the popular resi BAHAMA BEACH CLUB bed/ 3 bath/Den/Lanai/onsite pool and many other features. Resale Downstairs unit 3 bed/ 2 bath with den/optional 4th DREAM POINT Upper level has master bedroom with ensuite bath plus two guest bdrooms and bath. On the split level there is the well equipped kitchen. All rooms open onto a wrap-around partially covered deck overlooking the garden. Ground level REDUCED $744,250 + 8.5% closingROYAL POINCIANA TOWNHOUSES all ocean views with patio/balcony Lotf bedroom/den with THE COTTAGES TREASURE HOUSE bath home. TRIDENT/TURQUIOSE SEAS Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with CROSS WINDS greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower OTHERLot 10, Block 182 Lot 13, Block #174 Potential Development Property highway north to the sea. 180 on the water commercial and residential. Garage/Storage Unit ABBREVIATION CODE ROYAL PALM2333 2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina CANALS END Located on Galleon bay canal this real island 2980 combined sq. ft. Upper level 2 bed/2 bath office/3 bed option. Fully furnished. Lower level BRIGANTINE BAYMARINA/CANAL PROPERTIES


Page 14 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 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 Chris Thompson Real EstateService you deserve. People you can trust. Guana Cay Darvin Curry We know Abaco! One call does it all! MORE PROPERTIES FOR SALE Lubber's Quarters Beach lot .901 acres with Dock, $310,000 Guana Cay Tree House heart of village, 5B/3B ,2 Storey, pool, $469,000 Elbow Cay, Hope Town "Marnie's Landing Lot 6" w/ Dock Slip in gated community. $850,000 The Fig Tree Lighthouse Cove with dock Hibiscus Carolina Wind Elbow Room You can have it all, beach & dock. 1 of 6 beach lots in upscale Marnie's Landing. Fabulous views, easy access to marina & your own protected private dock slip. $850K Lot 6 Marnies Landing Tiloo Lot #10 Banana Cabana New Listing 2B/2B Main House, 1B/1B Guest Quarters Oceanfront, Pool, Great Rental South of Hope Town $1.49M so they have a great deal to thank God for. After all of the greetings, they ate a scrumptious lunch and des sert, then played games. The games were fun as always which roiled up many as they competed to win the lovely prizes that were up for grabs. The event was organized by the schools social committee.School From Page 10 Also to be included is space for a full service marina, offices and Immigration and Customs Departments. The Little Abaco Bridge is set to replace the current causeway connecting Little Abaco and Great Abaco. Designed to allow small vessels to cross through the creek the current causeway currently bisects. Aside from the convenience for boaters, the bridge can have a positive environmental impact. A similar case can be seen in Cross Harbour where culverts were placed through an old causeway allowed tidal flow to clean the once stagnant creek. Infrastructural improvement is a critical need on Abaco if it is to continue competing in the global economy. No date has been set for groundbreaking.$40 million From Page 1 rushing with the parade, making their way along the Junkanoo route through Hope Town. Organized by Amanda and Justin Higgs along with volunteers with financial support partly from the Hope Town Associa tion and private donations, the planning and preparations for Junior Junkanoo started in October, two nights a week at the school where they made their costumes, practiced their instruments and dance routine. Being the third year of Junior Junkanoo, there has been much improvement to the childrens skills and the playing of instru ments, all leading to great success, enjoyed by all who look forward to next year.Jr. Junkanoo From Page 1 Hope Town children worked hard to make all their costumes, learn dance steps and make music. The junkanoo parade was a success that many enjoyed.


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Page 16 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 The funeral service for Mary E. Smith, 78, of Marsh Harbour and formerly of Turks Island, who died on December 26, was held on December 31 at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Laish Boyd and the Rt. Rev. Cornel J. Moss officiated, assisted by Rev. Letha Strachan. Inter ment was in the Marsh Harbour Public Cem etery. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Modesta Smith; sons Roy Adams, Rodney, Christopher Sr. and Scott Smith; daugh ters Alice and Ruth Smith, Iris Henchell and Maryann Deveaux; sons-in-law Lloyd Deveaux and Jeff Scott; daughters-in-law Eveyln, Naomi, Fredricka and Veronica Smith; sister Sarah Seymour; brother Maurice Quant; sisters in-law Enid Quant, Ruthphine Smith, Dorothy Been and Lil ian Kennedy; brothers-in-law William Seymour and Oswald Smith; grandchildren Yaphet, Saade and Omar Smith, Everette and Karla Archer, Riodan and Brittney Smtih, Cassidy, Roger Jr, and Rickanta Smith, Adrian, Briano, Emerson and Kris ta Henchell, Troy and Claudia Knowles, Chaz, Kevin and Emily Deveaux, Jessel and Shazarah Cash, Zhivargo Bootle, Kyrsternique and Christopher Jr. Smith, Chantal and Rosnell Thervil, Cara, Rob ert, Omar and Keora Archer, Melissa Greene and Angel Smith; great-grandchil dren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Lucner Duve nord 41, of Marsh Harbour was held on De cember 31 at Feed My Sheep Church of God in Marsh Harbour. Pastor Raynald Olibrice offici ated assisted by ministers. Interment was in the Public Cemetery on S.C. Bootle Highway. He is survived by his children Tenide, Madalie, Wadler, Elianne, Natha, Markna and Alexis Duvenord; grandchildren Widsaint, Wilson and Fedline; brothers and sisters Jesner, Elismar, Lucner, Marizia, Sidoles, AnJele AnJeline, Aline, Siliana, Geoger and Wily Duvenord and Vela nie Guerrier; nieces and nephews Jeline, Rosemintha, Roseguerda, Nadef, Jesnika, Johnson, Bennson, Alenson, Kervenson, Piteson, Tayson, Kalos, Edris, Frenel, Sonson and NeNe; and many other rela tives and friends. The funeral service for Troy Tiger Grant, 37, of Grand Cay was held on January 7 at End Time Harvest in Crown Haven. Bishop Tyrone Mills officiated, assisted by Deacon Brad Bain. Inter ment fol lowed in the Fox Town Public Cem etery. He is survived by his children Natassja and Troyann Grant; adopted son Blake Murphy; grandchild Joshua Grant; sisters Angela Gilbert, Barbara and Tracey Grant, Angie Duncombe and Sheena Russell; brothers Shawn Reckley, Jermaine, Pedro and Jonathon Grant; grandfather Lijah Curry; aunts Mabel Grant, Romelda Miller, Olivia Pierre, Gerrylene and Doralyn Rolle, Laura Gardiner, Sandra Rus sell and Rachel McIntosh; uncles Wendell Yen Saunders, Preston Thompson, Harold and Ronald Grant and Lenard Curry; grandaunts Evelyn Russell, Julia Wells and Gerletta Armbrister, Leonie Major, Angela Gardiner, Hetlin Major and Dora Bartlett; granduncles Daffee Bevans, Eric Russell and Arthur; brother-in-law Lee Duncombe; aunts-in-law Anna Thompson, Dellareese Curry and Lee Saunders; uncles-in-law Edward Miller, Sr., Joe Pierre, Sidney and Tony Rolle, Paul Gardiner and Marcell Russell; godfather Merlin McIntosh; nieces Gybryia and Tanajah Grant, Kavita Saunders, Chineka James, Teazja hae Grant, Kristine Russell, Larosha Bas sett and Derika Bodie; nephews Javah and Jakeero Moxey, Jermaine Grant, Deangelo Thompson, Krico, Delario and Zecha riah Bassett, Demetre Bootle, Mateo Russell, Tayshawn and Tray Reckley; special friend Stephanie Rolle; numerous cousins; and many other relatives and friends. Carolyn Yvonne Carrie Newbold, 39, of Spring City died at the Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Decem ber 29. She is survived by her husband Ethon Hermis New bold; daugh ters Juliette Miller, Herminique Newbold and Sherdera Russell; sons Latiko Miller and Dino Gilbert; stepchildren Hermis Jr., Shoga Jacqueline and Oniesha Newbold and Shannon Watkens; grandchildren Mar ion Woodside and Urich Jones; parents Edward and Romelda Miller; sisters Sabrina and Stacy Russell and Latanya Miller; brothers Michael, Edward Jr., Warren and Charles Miller; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; and many other rela tives and friends. The funeral for Betty Louise Pratt, 79, formerly of Green Turtle Cay who died on December was held on January 7 in Nas sau. Interment was in Nassau. She is survived by her daughters Maria Pratt. Cora Davis, Laverne Ferguson and Brenda Pratt-McDonald; sons Kirkland, Ezekiel Jr., Byron and Mario Pratt and Dennis Bain; grandchildren Schrelle (Edwin), Valentino, Fredrick (Shavone), Sheresse (Carlton), Lakiesh, Sharona, Shabrika, Elizabeth, Erica (Neil), Monique, Dami co, Raquel (Anthony), Andrew, Damain, Rothia, Crystal, Chrisnilka, Randino, Delvin, Jerome, Brendan, Alexa, Jeron, Alexa, Alex, Sheqiera, Teqiera, Jorrico, Gwendolyn (Dino), Shanovia, Linique, Johnathan, Tino, Shantell, Kirklyn Jr., Virgill, Andre, Taniesha, Marenecia, Ma rio Jr., Dennis Jr., Trevor, Denise, Kahli lah, Desmond, Ricky, Shaniqua, Ezekiel III, Cordero, Ezekia, Emmanuel, Marissa, Sasha, Dereck Jr., Raz, Tecori and Kiera; great-grandchildren; son-in-law Rupert Ferguson; daughters-in-law Garnell, Jan, Raquel Pratt and Ruth Bain; nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral service for Deantae Alexis Hield 10, of Murphy Town was held on December 31, at Bethany Gospel Chapel in Murphy Town. Deacon Renaldo Curry officiated assisted by other minis ters. Inter ment fol lowed in the Murphy Town Public Cemetery. She is survived by her mother Alicia Parker; father and stepmoth er Deno and Carla Hield; sisters Shamea Hield and Alexis Green; brothers Dean dre Hield and Aaron Williams; grand parents Joan Miller, Lillian Parker, Enid and Nathaniel Hield; great-grandmother Oliver Miller; aunts Sharnon Green, Lan etra Miller, Sharon Russell, Monaleata Knowles, Janet, Deborahmae and Jennette Miller, Sharon Burrows, Caressa Kemp, Latanya and Makeva Hield and Lakiesha Douglas; uncles Delmon Parker, Nathanial Hall, Danny and Cia Miller, Robert Bor rows, Kendal Kemp, Marvin Green, Dai ren Russell, Lealand Dawkins, Alexander Saunders, Mark Hield and Mark Douglas; grandaunts Shelly and Lucinda Knowles, Audrey and Syble Hield, Sheva Jones, Vera Williams, Blanch Newbold and Vic toria Stuart; granduncles Roland, Preston and Alonza Knowles, Tom, Solomon, Freeman and Loxley Hield; and many oth er relatives and friends. The funeral service for Terrell Conrad Lousi, 24, Baby Boy and T. Lay Lay of Marsh Harbour was held on December 31 at Friendship Tabernacle in Dundas Town. Pastor Silbert Mills officiated. In terment fol lowed in the Marsh Harbour Public Cemetery. He is sur vived by his grandparents Viergela Louis and Me MerciJay Petitphait; aunts Milane CharmantHuyler, Celita Charmant, Romana Char mant, Ludnie Petitphait, Michelle Frazier Petitphait, Rose Louis, Shamir Louis, Tessa Louis and Anastacia Fenelon; uncles Patrick Louis, Wilvinson Louis, JeanMitchel Louis, Vernal Louis, Raphael Petitphait, Elinair Petitphait and TiMirra Ex antus; granduncle Sammy Fenelus; cousins Yahsmine, Elikaim, Tatyannna, Shiwana, DAngelo, Nathalee, Aliyah, Jalen, Alex, KeShawn, Alicia, Nyasha, Deshane, Rochelle, Zion, Izaah, Leah, KeKe, Xiavier, Betty, Sarah, Benjamin, Scotty, Sam, Villard, Mary; godmother Easlyn Light bourne; godfather Raymond Guierrier; fiance Shakia Carroll; and many other rela tives and friends.Obituaries of Family and Friends Mary E. Smith Lucner Duvenord Troy Tiger Grant Betty Louise Pratt Deantae Alexis Hield Terrell Conrad Lousi Carolyn Carrie Newbold


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 17 LITTLE HARBOUR 2.3 acres waterfront $350,000.00 20,000 sq. ft. Hilltop lot with starter cottage, harbour and ocean views $198,000.00 2 bedroom gated home on Tom Currys Point hilltop, dock, landscaped $699,000.00SCHOONER BAYTours Now Available Call 367-0737 Harbour Island Lot 20 Free Dockage $239,000.00LONG BEACHNext to Schooner Bay 3/2 Interior homes beach access $ 274,000.00 Interior Lots starting at $30,000.00 Hilltop lots with ocean views $150,000.00CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot, excellent views $98,000.00 Ocean view lot, steps to beach. $42,500.00 4/4 Beach front duplex $405,000.00 Sea view 2/2 duplex $120,000.00 Interior lots $37,000.00 $45,000.00 Beach House 3/2 $795,000.00 Beach House 4/2.5 $550,000.00BAHAMA PALM SHORES 2 acre beach front lot $550,000.00 1/4 acre lots available starting at $23,000.00 Lot with unobstructed ocean view $98,000.00 1 acre beach front lot $295,000.00TREASURE CAY Home site one lot in from beach $60,000.00CHEROKEEHILL TOP Atlantic Ocean views, beach access, elevated, utilities $125,000.00 Watching Bay hilltop lot $99,000.00www.islandpropertiesbahamas.comTel: (242) 367-0737 Fax: (242) 367-0736IPB has positions available for licensed real estate agents. James and Donna Rees BROKERSRENTALSCasaurina Point -2 bed/2 bath By Jennifer Hudson Fletcher McIntosh along with his principal partner in FES Construction, James Edgecombe, and separately, our Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, are all role models for young people growing up in the Family Islands. They have proved that no matter how humble your beginnings or in however isolated a spot you grew up in, you can go on to achieve great things. All three of these persons hail from the settlement of Coopers Town in North Abaco and have achieved great success in their lives. Here we take a look at the path to success of Mr. McIntosh, a principal of the FES Construc tion Company which was awarded the contract for the $27.3 million Marsh Harbour airport terminal, air traffic control tower and fire/crash/ rescue facility. Mr. McIntosh was born on Christmas Day in 1942 in the quiet settlement of Coo pers Town where he attended school, leav ing at the required age of 14 years. He re members the entire school as being the size of one of todays classrooms. Upon leaving school, he worked on a fishing boat that was involved in the exportation of conch shells to the United States. Someone had just cre ated a demand for conch chowder and so the whole of Coopers Town Bay was lined with conch shells in summer, he remem bers. His first foray into the world of construc tion was during the few months he helped build the first hotel in Treasure Cay. In 1962 he ventured over to Freeport to look for employment as there was nothing much being offered on Abaco. He worked in construction in Freeport until 1970 when he returned to Treasure Cay to work with a company from England. My father was a carpenter so during the summers I helped him and learned from him. But the real construction trade I picked up in Freeport helping to build the Lucayan Beach Hotel, Holiday Inn and Princess Towers, then be came employed with Reef Construction. In 1979 I started the FES Construc tion Company with James Edgecombe and Geoffrey Simmons, the latter now deceased. Our first job was a renovation on Walkers Cay which was followed by a contract in Nassau to build the office build ing for Christie, Ingraham and Company. We went on to build many houses and our biggest job before 1993 was the building of 10 houses for a subdivision in Freeport. In 1993 we built the Hugh Campbell School in Freeport and the Jack Hayward High School, followed by the Lucayan Marina, renovation to the dock, the first phase of the Pelican Bay Hotel and a police station in Freeport. Mr. Fletcher is very proud to have built a very large house for the owner of the well-known chain Victorias Secret. This is my pride and joy, he stated. It took three years to build and I saw the owner when I laid the foundation. The next time I saw him was when he came with his clothes to move in. I still have keys to his house today. If something goes wrong, I get called to go and take care of it. In 2002 a hardware store near the Treasure Cay airport, which Mr. McIntosh and his partner had almost completed, burned down. This was a disaster for us. We had no insurance as it was not quite finished. But it was fully stocked, and we had just put in a 40-foot trailer load of appliances. It is hard when all your profits now go to pay for something you cannot see, he sadly stated. Mr. McIntosh acknowledges that recommendations have been the cause of the companys progress. Just prior to attaining the contract for the Marsh Harbour airport, his company completed the government complex in Freeport. The Marsh Harbour airport is our first major job outside of Freeport, and it is working out great, he stated. I am employing 12 workers from Freeport but all the rest are from Abaco; all of my major people have originated from Abaco. He attributes his success to the mind set that you must have a goal and must really want something. There are times when I could have given up. But then I realized that what I am doing many cannot. It gives me joy when I put the workers pay in the bank on a Thursday so that they can go and get it on Friday. We look at all the workers as our children. Young people to day have a better chance than we did. My advice to them is to get a good education and study for something that applies to the Bahamas. Close to 100 persons are working direct ly for FES on the Marsh Harbour airport; this number does not include three sets of subcontractors such as plumbers and electricians. My partner and I are here to make everyone feel they are somebody, and we treat them the way we would want them to treat us, stated Mr. McIntosh. Both Mr. McIntosh and Mr. Edgecombe grew up as friends in Coopers Town, their fathers having fished for the same man. Mr. Edgecombe went to train to be a teacher but then went into air condition ing, and Mr. Fletcher met him again while they were both working at Reef Construction in Freeport. They have been partners now for 30 years with never a days argument. They feel that the secret to their success is because they can trust each other. We enjoy working together as we see life through the same scope. It is exciting see ing the project come out of the ground to completion and will be thrilled when we sign on the power and PA system and give the owners the key, stated Mr. McIntosh. The project should be completed by No vember 2012 barring rain delays. FES will be responsible for the project for one year after handing over the key. Mr McIntosh closed the interview by stating, It is not easy, but it is fun. Fletcher McIntosh


Page 18 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 The Christian Counselling Center is proud to be the host of Psychiatrist Dr. David F. Allen of the Renascence Institute International Ltd. Dr. David Allen will hold clinic on the 1st Friday of each month at the Christian Counseling Centre in March Harbor Abaco. On the1st Friday of the month along with a clinic, Dr. Allen will hold a seminar at the CCC at 12noon the topics will be available during the week prior to his clinic date at CCC. Please make all bookings with either: Rachael Johnson or Margaret Smith at the Christian Counselling Center Abaco 367-6215 Alison Peet at the Renascence Institute Nassau 1-242-327-8718/9Clinic Times:Dr. David Allen CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING CENTREHelping Hurting People Renascence Institute International Ltd. www.renascenceinstituecom Christian Counselling Centre We cordially invite you to join us on February 3rd, 2012 for Dr. Allens second seminar of the year under theme: Experiencing God. Best Investment in Little Harbour $279,000 1-772-519-9925 People in the News Bishop Campbell is SupervisorBy Timothy Roberts Filling long-standing need, Bishop Anthony Campbell was introduced as the Road Traffic Supervisor at the Marsh Har bour International Airport on December 27 before a group of taxi drivers. Belinda McIntosh, Supervisor of the Road Traffic Department for Abaco, is looking forward to his being onboard as she has waited a long time for someone to be named to this position. Bishop Camp bell is charged with the duty of ensuring that traffic at the airport terminal is con trolled and orderly. Supt. Noel Curry of Abacos Police Department welcomed him and asked the taxi drivers not to see him as the enemy but as a friend and that they should work together in making The Bahamas better. It was noted that Bishop Campbell, who has a background in law enforcement, spent several weeks in Nassau in preparation for this job and will be working under the Road Traffic Department and in con junction with the Police Force and Civil Aviation. Head of Civil Aviation on Abaco, Bobby Jones, said that his department will work with Bishop Campbell, incorporating him into their services to ensure everything is above board at the international terminal. Bishop Campbell responded that he takes the position very seriously and that people are expecting first class service, especially with the new terminal soon com ing. He continued, I am here as a watch man to make sure things are in order, and, agreeing with a quote by Bahamian Christian author Myles Munroe, who said, Dont try to make a living; try to make a difference.Little Miss Abacos Pageant experienceBy Samantha V. Evans As Little Miss Abaco, Antonyah Mackay has had the experience of a lifetime. Since being crowned in Au gust of last year, she be gan pre paring for the Little Miss Baha mas Pageant. She travelled to Nassau every weekend, compliments of Abaco Air that was one of Little Miss Abacos sponsors. She began training in dance, etiquette and public speaking. These classes were attend ed by all of the 22 participants who were mainly from government schools. When she travelled to Nassau, she took her school books to study and to complete her homework. This year was a tough one for her but she enjoyed it. She learned to be more confident, elegant, graceful and to have a better attitude. Bishop Anthony Campbell, second from left, is now the Road Traffic Supervisor at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. His duty is to see that traffic moves efficiently but his main duty is to oversee the taxis. He is shown at his introduction late last month with Administrator Cephas Cooper; Belinda McIntosh, Abacos Road Traffic manager; Bobby Jones, supervisor of both international airports on Abaco; and Supt. Noel Curry, Abacos Police Chief. Little Miss Abaco Antonyah Mackay Several events led up to the final night. A photo shoot took place on Harbour Island. After the photo shoot, the girls had a tour of the island and lunch at a local restaurant. The next event was the float parade in Nassau. Antonyah was beautifully dressed as Princess Belle. The Little Miss Bahamas Pageant was held on December 18 in Nassau. Ant onyah was very excited as the day had fi nally come for her to find out if she won a crown. Although she did not win a crown, she found consolation in the fact that she was already a queen from Abaco. Antonyah stated that she will not enter this pageant again as she needs to focus on her school work. However, she does plan to enter other pageants in the future. Antonyah is a grade six prefect at Central Abaco Primary School.Violinist plays for friendsJohnstons Studio in Little Harbour was once again the site for a concert of beauti ful violin music. Every New Years Eve Elizabeth Pitcarin performs for her family and friends who crowd into the studio. She is a renown concert artist who performs internationally. Her talent is obvious as she brings out beautiful music. This years concert included two movements of a vio lin concerto by Felix Mendelssohn. Ms. Pitcarin played her Orange Stradivarius, a violin made in the early 1700s by Antonio Stradivarius. Ms. Pitcarin will be very busy this spring on a concert tour including her first con cert in China. In the summers she hosts an eight-week camp for violin students 11 to Please see People Page 19


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 19 By James Hull, MD I have had more comments and inqui ries from my article on melanoma than any other article that I have written. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer. Two other forms of skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancer. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and one that is abused on a daily basis. We would actu ally die in just a matter of hours without it. It would stand to reason that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Every cancer is different in terms of what causes that type of cancer and how dangerous the type is. There are differ ent treatment options for most cancers and skin cancer is the same. Depending on the type and where on the body it is found will dictate how we treat it. One thing we should never do is destroy a le sion (i.e. burn it off) without knowing for sure what it is. All too often I hear stories about peo ple having moles and cancer removed only to find it was not what the doctor originally thought it was. If you do not remove all of a cancer or use the correct destructive treatment, then a cancer can not only come back but it can spread. In the case of melanoma or squamous cell cancers (typically on the body) or bas al cell cancer (typically detected on the face), this could be the difference be tween life and death. On Abaco the majority of our people have two heritages: African and Euro pean. African descent means a near zero risk for squamous and basal cell cancer and a lower risk of melanoma. Even with a lower risk of melanoma it can still happen and it can kill. One of the most famous people to die from melanoma is Bob Marley. He had melanoma of the toe. Since it was not treated, he died from it. Melanoma for African descent people is found most commonly on the hands and feet and under the nails. You need to be aware of any dark pigmented areas and have your doctor look at them with a dermoscope. European descent individuals have the highest risk for all of the skin cancers. The sun increases the risk of all of the cancers but especially squamous cell. As I indicat ed in my last article, everybody should be screened each year. Pictures of all lesions on your whole body need to be taken and recorded so that we can keep track of any moles that are new. Please take skin cancer seriously and get screened it could save your life.Your HealthTake skin cancer seriously18 years in the Adirondacks in New York. This year Ms. Pitcarin was accompanied by her special friend Christophe Landon, a violin maker. Mr. Landon learned violinmaking as an apprentice to a master violin maker in France. He now resides in New York City. He brought pieces of three vio lins he is making now and works on them while Ms. Pitcarin practices five hours MUST SELL Great Guana Cay Colonial style commerical build ing known as Art Cafe situate in the vicinity of the public dock in the settlement of Guana Cay. Ap praised $656,000Vacant land lot No. 15 & 17, portion of Orchid Bay Subdivision Property comprises of 7,500 square feet. Appraised $90,000 for both or $45,000 per lot. Marsh Harbour Multi-purpose commer cial building known as Faith Convention Cen ter. Multipurpose $1.7 millionMarsh Harbour octagon buildings. Three single storey buildings and two two-storey buildings. Known as Simmons Place. Appraised $491,000 For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact: The Commerical Credit Collection Unit at 242-502-1320 or 242-356-1685 or 242-502-0929 or 242-356-1608 Fax: 242-356-1638 Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to: The Manager, The Commercial Credit Collection Unit P.O. Box N 7518, Nassau, Bahamas Crossing RocksTwo storey commercial building road. Appraisal TBAMarsh Harbour Two Storey Commercial Building Complex contains 10 commercial units Don MacKay Blvd, Marsh Har bour. Appraisal $953,970 People in the News People From Page 18 daily. He uses the instruments identical to those used by violin makers of 300 years ago. Ms. Pitcarins family owns Bridges Cay. Her father bought the cay in 1959 and built his house a few years later. He and his wife have been second homeown ers for longer than almost all on Abaco. Concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcarin Violin maker Christophe Landon Abaco Print Shop Abaco Shopping Center Tel: 367-3202 Fax: 367-3201 FOR ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS! Business Cards Letterheads Flyers Programs


Page 20 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 Armed Robbery On January 1 an employee of a restaurant in Dundas Town reported that two men stole about $9,000 from the restaurant and stabbed her several times. The employee described the jacket one of the men was wearing. Arrest Update Two men from Dundas Town and one man from Nassau were arrested. One of them admitted knowledge of the robbery, drove him to the area of the restaurant and picked him up after the robbery. Burglary & Stealing On December 31 a resident of Man-O-War reported that two juveniles were seen exiting his front door. At that time he was off the island but a neighbor saw the incident. The boys stole $800 cash. Suspect arrested An officer arrested both suspects who later admitted to the of fences. They were released on $1,800 bail. Housebreaking On December 30 a resident of Fire Road reported that some one broke into her residence. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Housebreaking On January 1 a resi dent of Fire Road reported that someone broke into his residence and stole a laptop valued at $2100, a Blackberry cell phone valued at $150 and an assortment of jew elry valued at $440. Stolen Vehicle (Recovered) On January 7 a resident of Murphy Town reported that someone stole his car keys while he was at a service station in Marsh Harbour. The person returned later and stole the ve hicle. Suspect arrested Four residents of Marsh Harbour were arrested. During interviews, the suspects admitted that one of them stole the car. He led the officers to the vehicle that was in Pigeon Peas where it was recovered. Shop break-in On January 7 a business in Marsh Harbour was broken into and a 13-inch television was stolen. It was valued at $150. Suspect arrested A resident of the Mud was arrested in reference to the Shop Break-in. One 13-inch Sanyo television was recovered and identified by the com plainant. Shop Break-in On January 7 someone broke into a business in down town Marsh Harbour. Nothing appears stolen. Suspect arrested A resident of the Mud was arrested in reference to this Shop Break-in. Armed Robbery On January 7 a resident of Pigeon Peas reported that while he and his girlfriend were walking across the ball field in the Mud, two males armed with a handgun and knife robbed him of his wallet and Samsung cellular phone, togeth er valued at $70. No money was stolen. Threats of Death and Causing Harm On January 7 a resident of Black Wood reported that a young man she knew knocked her in the chest while she was at a bar in Fox Town. Subsequently, the man was ar rested, admitted to the offences and was charged. Shop Break-in On January 5 a resi dent of Spring City reported that a shop in his yard had been broken into. A 32-inch television and some DVDs were stolen. Possession of Dangerous Drugs On January 8 officers in the area of the Aba co Central High School stopped a car and searched it. They discovered a plastic bag with a substance believed to be marijuana. The two person in the car were arrested. Possession of Dangerous Drugs On January 8 officers stopped a male near a restaurant in Dundas Town. A search of his person and his truck produced a small quantity of substance believed to be mari juana and a a small quantity of a substance believed to be cocaine. He was arrested.Police Crime Report The Abaco police have received several vehicles recently that will aid them in doing an effective job of policing. This vehicle is for the Sany Point area. Recently, a vehicle was assigned to Little Abaco, Green Turtle Cay and for the first time a vehicle for Hope Town. Four suspects are shown at the Marsh Harbour airport on January 4 on their way to Nassau for arraignment for armed robbery.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 21 FOR LEASE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEMinimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT OR SALE Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like thiscan bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201 WANTED TO BUYWanted to Buy: Commercial Properties or Acreage in Abaco. Fast CASH buyer. Send location and asking price to AbacoLand@hotmail. com. Houses and Land For Rent and For Sale Bahama Palm Shores, lot for sale, 100 x 150, at main entrance, water well complete and ready for BEC. $36,000. Call 458-1144 Cherokee Hill Top, lot # 16, approximately 10,000 square feet. Call 357-6883 Elbow Cays Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales. Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Hope Town, North End, last remaining undeveloped bay side beach front lot. $425,000. Call 366-0707 or email Little Abaco, 6.25 acre waterfront lot in north Abaco. REDUCED to $45,000. A GREAT DEAL! Call 366-0797 or 242-427-5316 Marsh Harbour, 4,000 sq. ft. triplex for sale with harbour view. Near Boat Harbour. $495,000. Call 376-2252 Treasure Cay Canal front property with 111 dock, boat lift, davits, & cleaning station. REDUCED TO $349,000. Call 305-245-6043 or Treasure CayBeach Villa #646. Near Beach, pool, marina, & stores. 3 BR 2 BA, complete remodel in 2008, 50% bigger, $330,000 Net to seller. Brokers welcome. View and contact at Casuarina Point, tastefully furnished 3 bed 2 bath house, central air, beach views, 15 mins from Marsh Harb. $1,200/mon. Ph. 367-2431 Guana Cay, 2 bed, 1 bath apt, fully furnished & equipped. $1,100/mo. Call 904-982-2762 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 Marsh Harbour, Sky Developers 2 bed/1 bath, furnished, with A/C, washer and drier, water included, $1100/mo. Call Mrs. Green at 367-2660 Marsh Harbour, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,200 s/f apt, $1,000/mo AND a 2 bed 1 bath apt, $900/mo. Both are furnished, central A/C, washer & dryer and dishwasher. Located Little Orchard sub-division. Call 367-3186 Marsh Harbour, Gov Sub apt 2 bed/2 bath, central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished. Serious inquiries call 9-5 367-2951 or 5775086 after 5 p.m Marsh Harbour, Two 2 bed apartments, fully furnished with modern furnishings, A/C, water included. Quiet & secure central location. Ample parking. $1,000/m. Call 367-2598 Marsh Harbour, 1,200 sq. ft. 2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished washer & dryer, A/C, harbour views, near restaurants. $1,250/mo. Call 376-2252 Marsh Harbour, Pelican Shores, water view, 3 bed, 2 bath, furnished, 1,500sf, inground pool, SF home, avail Jan 1, non-smoker only, pet ok, private street, annual lease US $2,000. Call 561-248-1097 or email: waterlabs@att. net Treasure Cay, Canal Lot, well protected. 90 on the canal and 137 to the road. Lot features a rare elevated ridge 9 above water mark. Lot has dock and davits. No Brokers or Real Estate inquires welcomed. Call 365-8117 or email: Turtle Rocks, Log Cabin on 1/2 acre 12 mi. NW of Marsh Harbour. One full bdrm, one sleeping loft, one bathroom. Large screened-in porch. Total 1,396 sq ft. Electricity, well and septic in place. Appraised at $161,000 in 2007. Asking $160,000. No brokers or Real Estate inquiries. Long term rental would be consid ered. Call 475-7871 or email dwebbwedr@aol. com Treasure Cay, 2 bed, 2 bath unfurnished villa. Also for rent on Ocean Blvd 2 bed, 1.5 bath beach cottage, fully furnished, A/C & W/D. Call 365-4105. Treasure Cay, Charming 3 bed 2 bath 1800 sq. ft. canal front home with tropical decor, pool, dockage for two boats and only a two min. walk to Treasure Cays world reknown beach. $2800/ month for 12 month lease. Call 242-477-5056 or 843-278-0277 Treasure Cay, Windward Beach luxurious beach front home, fully furnished. 4 bed, 3 bath, office & den for $3,800/month for 12 month lease. Call 242-477-5056 or 843-2780277 Office Space Available, extra large two room office space with bathroom. New Home Fab rics building, Don McKay Blvd. $600 per month. Serious inquires only. Call Nakia at 367-6003 Casuarina Point, 2 bed, 2.5 bath house on the beach for sale or rent. Fully furnished & laundry facilities included. Price negotiable. Call Gordon Carey at 366-3007 1000 persons on a weekday and it being the first time this event is being held with only two months to plan and promote it. I believe the event will be even better with a full year to prepare; I see nothing but growth in the future. She congratulates Junior Mernard, manager of Sea Spray Re sort, for the vision to hold such an event. Mr. Mernard was pleased with the way the competition went and was especially grateful for the assistance of Ms. Ferguson as well as Mr. Davis and the All Ab aco Junkanoo Committee for ensuring the Junkanoo From Page 2 event was a success. He was inspired by watching the Boxing Day and New Years Day Junkanoo parades on television and wanted to bring something like that to Abaco. He wants to see an event that Abaconians from across the island will enjoy and give visitors an opportunity to experience the rich culture of The Bahamas. We want them to know who we are, what our culture is, to see our originality he said. The date is already set for the next Junk anoo Competition which will be held on December 28, 2012. He promises it will be even better this year! www.abaconian.comThe Abaconians Web SiteCheck Out Dancers of the Spring City Rockers were popular with the spectators at the Junkanoo Competition held at Sea Spray Resort on Elbow Cay. Drive Safely Watch for School Children


Page 22 Section B The Abaconian January 15, 2012 By Bradley Albury In the early hours on December 28 Deans Convenience Store on Moores Island burned to the ground. The store be longed to Cleo Dean and has been in her family for several years. Nobody was in the building at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries. All of the shops goods, however, were consumed by the fire. Strong winds fed the blaze and, with out any firefighting equipment on the is land, all Ms. Dean could do was watch as her livelihood burnt to ashes. The single mother of a 16-year-old son, Ms. Dean took over management of the shop from her grandmother early last year. Selling a variety of goods from fresh pro duce to sodas, the store was a favorite stop for many kids coming home from school looking for ice cream or a cold drink. Though not sure what started the fire, the first people to the scene indicated that it seemed to have started in the back, away from the majority of electronics. The back of the store had two small bedrooms where family and friends sometimes stayed. For By Bradley Albury Gary Sawyer, the PLP candidate for South Abaco, received a call early on December 28 from Moores Island. A fire had burned a local womans shop and many in the community were asking if Mr. Sawyer would come to the island to show support for the lady and the community. Mr. Sawyer, along with Central Abaco local government member Carl Archer, chartered a flight to survey the damage. tunately, no one was there that evening. Ms. Dean, after having to watch her and her sons source of financial stability burn down, said she needed to get a way for a while. She plans, however, to return and start over. A small shed on the same plot of land received relatively little fire damage. She plans to fix it and restock in order to get back on track. Ms. Deans story is that of many Ba hamians and, indeed, Abaconians. In the face of adversity they find the strength and courage to start over and persevere. With hard work and the help of her community, Ms. Dean hopes that she can start anew. A night time fire on Moores Island destroyed the convenience store belonging to Cleo Dean. This single mother with one son was devastated as it was her source of income. The store belonging to Cleo Dean burned to the ground along with all of the mer chandise. Other members of the commu nity engaged Mr. Sawyer on some of the issues facing Moores Island residents. Mr. Sawyer offered Ms. Dean financial assistance in the hope that she can get a new store operational. Ms. Dean, a single mother who relied on the store for her familys income, stated her intention to reopen the business. PLP candidate, Gary Sawyer, second from left, is shown on a trip to Moores Island to show support for Cleo Dean after a devastating fire destroyed her shop.


January 15, 2012 The Abaconian Section B Page 23 Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Fiberglass Water Tank/Cistern, 10,800 gal capacity, four sections, top access hatch. Di mensions 15 diameter, 8 height. Make an offer. Call 366-0040 Buying? Selling?Want more business? A low cost ad like this can bring fast resultsCall 367-3202 Fax 367-3201Pro Boss Power Washer 2600 psi $350, New Sportsman 4000 watts $350, Concrete Power Float w/ 8 HP Honda engine, Ingco Singe Tank air compressor $175. Call 577-6656 Abaco Dingy, Wind Rose built by Joe Albury has been fully restored by and is located at Ed wins boatyard & is offered for sale. Intrested parties should contact creid@currentbuilders. com or 954-818-6919 18 Boston Whaler, w/ 200 HP Yamaha engine, w/trailer & center console. $10,000. Call 577-6656 20 Bertram, with cuddy cabin. New every thing including stringers and new Allgrip paint. No Motor. $13,900 OBO. Call 577-0340 21 Contender, all original hull with 225hp, 4-stroke Yamaha. Only 600 hrs. MUST SEE.$23,900 OBO. Call 577-0340 23 Caravelle 2004 Honda 225HP, low hours. New Bimini top. REDUCED To $23,500 or best offer. Call 365-5148 or 475-5559 26 1967 Pearson Ariel Sailboat, 8 HP Yamaha, DUTY PAID, $3,000. Hope Town. Call 242-366-0154 27 Albury Brothers CC, Twin 225 Opti mas, excellent condition, VHF, Clarion CD, FW washdown. For more information call 365-5175 30 Island Hopper USCG certified dive boat. Rigged for fishing, low hrs, 435hp 3208 Cat, fast, full Raymarine electronics, custom lay out, A/C & heat. Perfect condition $72,000. Call 365-6633 E-Z Loader Boat Trailer, TEZR 25/27, 7000 lbs. Galvanized and in good condition. Asking $2,800. Call 367-4681 Sails etc For Sale, 2 main sails (136 x 280), 3 Jibs, 200 marked anchor rope, chain and anchor, stainless steel ladder, 7.5 hp Mercury Long Shaft, wooden boom, etc. Call 365-8117 or email: Big Cat EquipmentRentals: Services: Abaco A & D Trucking Call us or Adele McDonald P.O. Box AB 20432, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Want More BUSINESS? Then what are you waiting for?Promote your Business by Placing a Business Classied. Call Us For More Information367-2677 or 367-3200 Need That Extra Help With Your Studies?GLAT, BJC, BGCSECopies of previous Examination papers for sale atAbaco Shopping Centre 367-3202 ABACO ISLAND PHARMACY LTD.We have moved! Next to ECC and across from BTC, Marsh Harbour 367.2544 tel 367.6544 faxabacoislanpharmacy@gmail.comPrescriptions Testing Beauty Supplies Vitamins Supplements 8:30am 6pm Sundays 9am 4pm Business Service Directory By Samantha V. Evans The Bobby Russell Tennis Tournament that took place in mid-December was a huge success. The students gathered at the tennis court in Dundas Town. The tour nament had two divisions: beginners and intermediates with doubles and singles events. Even though Coach Russell has a great group of players, recruitment is ongoing as he is always looking for new talent. He has three areas of need that he hopes concerned community members will assist with. The tennis court needs lights badly as young and adult players cannot play games or practice at night as the grounds are ex tremely dark. The second thing they need are bleachers as the kids now sit on the ground when they are at practice or play ing in tournaments. The third item is a hit ting wall so that the kids can practice hits even if they have no session that day. He hopes that someone will sponsor each of these items. At the end of the tournament Mr. Rus sell gave out the trophies to those kids who performed extremely well in the tourna ment. The top two players in the shortserve event were Claude Dieuville, win ner, and Bradley Russell in second place. In the doubles event the two first place players were Javares McIntosh and Donte Russell. The two players in second place were Ivan Curry and Desmondo Bootle. In the boys finals long court, the winner was Desmondo Bootle and Donte Russell came in second. Mr. Russell explained that just as they have to study to make the honor roll in school, they have to practice to receive the top trophies at his tournaments. He chal lenged the kids to work hard at all times so that at the next tournament they can receive a first place trophy.Christmas Tennis Tournament was heldTennis Coach Bobby Russell is shown with some of the students competing in the Christ mas Tournament that he held in Dundas Town.


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