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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, MAY 1st, 2006 PRST STD US POSTAGE PAID Permit #2438 MIAMI FL 331 Renew your subscription before the expiration date shown in the label below. The Abaconian 9945 NW 88th Ave Medley, FL 33178 Forward and Address Correction A two-day seminar brought elected, appointed and government employees together to get definition and understanding of their duties and roles in the local governing process with emphasis on legal and financial obligations. The event was held in the spacious New Vision Ministries building in Marsh Harbour on April 19 and 20. Speakers included persons from Nassau ministries as well as seasoned members of the local government system on Abaco. In-house lunches and generous coffee-breaks were an incentive to keep the attendees from straying. The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, spoke at an opening ceremony held at Trumpet Assembly Church on April 19. He expanded on the seminarÂ’s theme of Competence, Integrity, Commitment. He exhorted the attendees that whatever they did, they needed to have competency. It means doing what needs to be done and doing it correctly. He reminded them that they needed to study, to learn more about their duties and responsibilities. If they have not studied, then they are involved only for the ride; they are not seriously interested in doing a good job. They need to serve to the best of their ability. The people who put them into that Seminar Is Held for Local GovernmentTraining Seminiar Included Local Govt. and Govt. AgenciesVolunteers Cleared Channel to Allow Water Flow Many school students and other volunteers did the necessary manual work to improve water flow through culverts recently install ed at Cross Harbour. A causeway built in the 1920s stopped water flow to about 40 acres. The volunteers opened channels and uprooted mangroves, allowing water to flow which will further deepen the channels. See story on page 13. BBC Tournament Attracted 78 Boats The opening ceremony of the training seminar for local government had the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, as keynote speaker. He is shown here on the left with Rev. Carlton Dorsette; Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government; and Mr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco. The ceremony was held at the Trumpet Assembly of God in Dundas Town. Min Gray Exhorted to Always Do What Is Right The first leg of the Bahamas Bilfish Championship was held at Boat Harbour in Marsh Harbour on April 17-22. Seventy-eight boats competed with Palawan winning this leg by catching three blue marlin and four white marlin. During the tournament 102 fish were caught and only three were brought to the dock. Only blue marlin are allowed to be brought in and these have to be longer than 105 inches. All catches are verified by digital camera photos that show time and date. The red streamer also indicates the day as different colored streamers were issued each day. See story on page 10. Please see Seminar Page 2


Page 2 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXP ANDED SER VICE 2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE 708 710BlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMart i nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North Congress A v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beac h Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 95 PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPING Bahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina Diaz NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL position are the bosses. They will know what they are like. Integrity is not for sale. Character is what a person is no matter what people think. Integrity will make a person do right even if he has to stand alone. Mr. Gray told them to be honest in what they did for their people and to treat all people well. He warned them not to use their position to hurt people. He said, “Do what is right and God will take care of the rest.” The ceremony was followed by a review of each district’s budget requests, allowing him to become familiar with and clarify their requests. This review by the Minister is a legal requirement of the Local Government Act. Each council met with Mr. Gray in the Central Abaco Council office after the evening ceremony. Persons from all seven districts on Abaco attended the seminar including Grand Cay and Moore’s Island. Their presence represents a commitment in time and expense to bring a delegation to Marsh Harbour from these two distant islands. Permanent Secretary Harrison Thompson and Deputy Permanent Secretary Anthony McKinney, both with the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer affairs, brought a wealth of knowledge during the seminar’s question and answer periods. Questions ranged from routine but obscure issues within the shop and liquor licensing board and issues faced by the various town planning boards. The seminar concluded with a dinner and certificate presentation at the Spinnaker Restaurant at Treasure Cay on April 20.Initial SessionMr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco, welcomed the participants and gave an interesting statistic that Abaco turns into Nassau between $70-$80 million yearly whereas Acklins and Crooked Island turn in $6000 yearly. He wants to see Abaco move to a higher lever with more cooperation and consultation between the district councils instead of working separately. He would like to see quarterly meetings with the seven councils together. Mr. Cash explained the duties of the five boards, Road Traffic, Town Planning, Licencing Board, Hotel Licencing and the Port Authority. He urged the members not to take biases into the meetings but make decisions based on good judgement. If the public objects to board decisions, they can appeal to the council. He did not feel that any councillors should serve as a board member because that member would have to excuse himself from hearing an appeal. Only the three districts on the mainland of Abaco have these boards. In the other districts the councils undertake the work of the boards. All monies are held by the council and the budget is set by the council. All Abaco councils are hoping for increases in their budgets for the next fiscal year of July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. The Councils can allocate monies they have been given but cannot change the stipend that local government elected members receive. These stipends are set by central government and are $400 for councillors, $475 for chief councillors and $75 for town committee members. The appointed members of the boards do not receive a stipend. Town committees and councils need to work closely together and they need to listen to the wishes and complaints of the people. Boards need to work together, especially Town Planning and Licencing. Most council members have portfolios and need to work together with the department heads of central government here on Abaco that affect the areas of their portfolios. The local government officials should work with the public to let them know that local government cannot do a lot but must make progress a little at a time. They need to keep the public informed. Meetings should be held in public places and are open to the public. They are required to have a public town meeting once yearly. Mr. Cash urged the councils to develop a three-year plan with goals for the three-year term that they serve. Someone in the audience felt that there should be more than one town meeting per year. Mr. J. Anthony McKinney, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, replied that the law requires one meeting per year but the councils can have more. The councils need to report back to the public how they are spending money. Mr. Revis Rolle, Senior Administrator for Central Abaco, echoed the stance of Mr. Cash. He also urged the chief councillors to meet together in order to present a uniform program to central government. Local government and central government must work together. He felt that the town committees and councils should work closer with the statutory boards and central government agencies, even with non-governmental organizations including civic groups and churches. The people who voted need to be a part of the process. Nassau will take note if we all work together. One person asked how to get the nongovernmental organizations to assist with town projects. An example was given that in Freeport the non-governmental organizations helped the Freeport Council stretch their budget of $1.2 million to $5 million. Joint partnership of private groups with the Council have supplied computers for schools and other projects. This partnership did not give money to the council but worked with the council on projects. Mr. McKinney pointed out that local government members needed to be very careful with any arrangement with non-governmental organizations as there can be hidden agendas. Any partnership should be assessed by central government and Cabinet approval may be required occasionally. Mr. McKinney stressed that local government needs to show transparency to the public and members are encouraged to be open in all their work. For more about the seminar see page 4 SeminarFrom Page 1 Working Closely with Govt. Agencies Was Stressed The Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, spoke at the opening ceremony of the Local Government Seminar.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 TREASURE CAY “CARIBE ” #2841 With just a 3 minute walk to fabulous Treasure Cay beach, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features landscaped property and a spacious master bedroom $215,000. S tan Sawyer 242.477.5821 HOPE TOWNKerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comELBOW CAYJane Patterson t 242.366.0035 f 242.366.0569 Jane.Patterson@SothebysRealty.comMARSH HARBOURLaurie Schreiner Marsh Harbour Office: 242.367.5046 Lubbers Quarters: 242.366.3143 Cell: 242.359.6216 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.comTREASURE CAYStan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “ELBOW ROOM” #2989 Turnkey home with 3 master suites. 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnie’s Landing. Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool. Great rental history. $2,175,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TREASURE CAY “MY ISLAND RETREAT” #3073 Beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 storey family retreat. Cathedral wooden ceilings, Nicely detailed woodwork throughout. Wr ap-around screened-in porches with views from every room. $1,300,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “WINDOVER” #2638 Tranquil gardens surround this immaculate 3 Bed 2.5 Bath home on 2 lots with exquisite views of the Sea of Abaco & surrounding cays. Ver andahs, upper deck gazebo & more. $1,350,000. Jane P atterson 242.366.0569 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONT “TRANQUIL BREEZES” Beautiful 4 Bed, 4 Bath home sits on just over 1 acre with 100 feet of oceanfront. Solid CBS construction, sprinkler system, 15 KW generator & air-conditioned bedrooms. $1,050,000. #2853. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY BIG POINT Beachfront property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean, just south of a scenic rock cliff with oceanfront cave. US$725,000. #2969 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 LOT 33 Located at the North End of Elbow Cay. .3642 acres. Ocean and bay sides beach around the corner. Dock access minutes walk away. US$270,000. # 3261 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 WHITE SOUND Oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water x 300 ft deep. Beautifully elevated waterfront building site, close to the public dock & sandy beach. $600,000 #2866. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 Two ocean front lots just south of ABaco Inn. Total 120ft. on the ocean. Total 29,000 sq.ft. Views of the ocean, beach, and White Sound Harbour. Private Dock across the road. $ 960,000 for both. #3312 LUBBERS QUARTERS WATERFRONT LOTS from $300,000 INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES One lot off the Sea of Abaco with access to public beach 300 feet away. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 LOT 83 AOC $106,000 #2857 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GREEN TURTLE CAY Beautiful waterfront lot overlooking Coco Bay’s harbour. A dredged channel to an exisiting dock for the avid boater. $650,000. #3031 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 MARSH HARBOUR COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock, this 6,525 sq. ft. lot has great investment potential. $75,000. #2513 PELICAN SHORES Waterfront lot, 8,000 sq. ft., beautiful sea views. $581,000. #2719 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 TREASURE CAY Wonderful canal lot on the northern side of Galleon Bay Drive & overlooking Carleton Point Development. Fabulous views of the canal waterways. $310,000 #3071 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 GUANA CAY Sea of Abaco Lotapproximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft with rising elevation & good water depth for future dock. $250,000.00 #3206 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. Spectacular Sunrise! Unobstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean. Beachfront Lot 100x190. Tropical landscape. Community dock for your boat. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 LUBBERS QUARTERS “HIDDEN JEWEL” #2611 This exquisite property offers maximum privacy & is located on the northern end of Lubbers Quarters Cay. The 3 Bed 2 Bath home is situated on 2.5 acres of lush tropical landscape. $1,750,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “GAZEBO VILLAS” #2509 Two villas in Hope Town Village. Each with 2 Bed 2 Baths upstairs and spacious living areas downstairs. Fully furnished and professionally landscaped grounds. Excellent rental history. $1,490,000 for both. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “HILL TOP” #2855 Beautifully restored 3 Bed 1 Bath heritage home. Double lot on highest elevation in Hope Town Village. One block off the water. Panoramic views from rooftop gazebo. Lush garden & outdoor living space. $850,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “SWEETINGS LANDING” #2911 3 Bed 2 Bath 1,300 sq. ft. + bonus second floor space. Additional waterfront lot kitty corner to the property, excellent docking space. Nicely landscaped. US$1,800,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY #3126 Beautiful piece of property with 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco approx 380 ft deep, total area 39,190 square feet. Build your own private dock. Easy access to the town of Hope Town. One of a kind. $750,000. Jane P atterson 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “SLEEPY HALLOW” #3251 2 Bed, 2 Bath turn-key home with wrap-around deck & cool breezes from every direction. Dock with room for a run-about just 3 minutes walk away. Generator, golf cart, & garage on lower level. US $740,000 Jane Patterson 242.366.0569 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY WHITE SOUND #3207 1/2 acre vacant lot on excellent surfing beach in established neighborhood. Permitted architectural plans for a 1200 sq.ft. beach cottage. Steps from public dock, sandy beach, & all amenities. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS “FLIP FLOPS” #1851 Private beach bungalow with 1.19 acres. 1 Bed 1 Bath that can sleep 4. A/C, and many new upgrades. Lush tropical foilage and beautiful sunset view. This one won’t last! $499,900. Laurie Schreiner 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “RUDY’S PLACE RESTAURANT” Well established, fully licensed restaurant and bar. 1728 sq. ft. A/C, 75ft. by 125 ft. main road lot with dock access. Restaurant equipment and furniture included. Excellent business opportunity. $325,000 firm. #2681 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “AUNT PAT’S BAY LOT 7” #3313 Fabulous 1/3 acre building site with excellent elevation, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco. Deeded dock slip with deep water in protected White Sound Harbour. $590,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 MARSH HARBOUR “HARBOUR HOUSE” #2818 2 acres with 200'+ of protected deep water, perfect for large vessel docking. Spacious 2800 sq. ft. home with 4Bed/ 3.5Bath & screened-in porch. Excellent for private estate or development. $2,298,000. Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 ABACO AGENTS Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 5106 MARSH HARBOUR “VILLA ESPANOLA” #3248 Tropical 4 Bed, 3 Bath island home with Mediterranean flare. Extreme privacy, yet close to town. Spacious kitchen & formal dining room. Pool & verandah for outdoor entertaining. $1,200,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 TILLOO CAY “TILLOO DREAM” #2723 Two parcels, 1 acre on the Sea of Abaco, & 1/3 acre with a 1 Bed 1 Bath cottage which has a spacious deck & access to the Atlantic Ocean with a shared dock. $597,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY “HOPE TOWN POINT” #2279 Sandy ocean front lot with 120 feet of water frontage in a small cove. Swimming and snorkeling all year round. An excellent property for investment or to build your dream home. $675,000 Kerry Sullivan 242.366.0163 TILLOO CAY WATERFRONT “HUNKALOO” Beautiful waterfront property with 2 Bed 2 Bath home & a 1 bed 1bath guest house. Two + acres that are Sea to Sea with protected docking on the Sea of Abaco. $995,000. #2724 Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY OCEANFRONT “SIROCCO” This 4 Bed, 3 Bath home overlooks the bluegreen Sea of Abaco to the east and beautiful gardens. Central A/C, tile throughout with cypress tongue & groove. US$1,850,000. #3125 Jane Patterson:242.366.0035


Page 4 The Abaconian May 1, 2006Town PlanningMr. Bill Swain is the chairman of the Town Planning Board of Central Abaco District and is passionate about town planning. He was one of five members on the first board of works set up on Abaco by Roland Symonette and now he is the only remaining member still alive. When plans are submitted, they have to be reviewed by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Works before they are presented to Town Planning. He has a problem getting timely approvals from these departments. All new construction must show a permit number conspicuously at the construction site. The building inspector must inspect the property before construction can begin and at specific stages during construction. Plans submitted to the Town Planning Board must be accompanied by a completed application form and three copies of the plan. The plan must conform to the Bahamas Building Code. When the plan is approved, two copies are returned to the applicant. One of these signed copies must be on site at all times. The plans must have complete electrical and plumbing details including the septic tank, and a site plan showing all boundaries, dimensions, grade of site and other structures in the area, including structures on adjoining properties. The plans need to show the LP gas storage and supply lines and need to include landscaping intentions and garbage enclosure. One story single family structures under 3000 square feet can be drawn by the homeowner but must still confirm to the building code and other requirements. All other plans must be drawn by an architect. Licensed draftsmen are permitted to draw some plans. Mr. Swain is not a building inspector but he will advise when he sees wrong construction practices. He tries to work with people and will explain the problem and how to rectify it. Mr. Swain regretted that Mr. Kirkland Taylor, a commissioner previously assigned to Marsh Harbour, is no longer here as he sometimes took the Board of Works out to lunch. Treats such as this never occur any more. A question from the audience concerned the location of a liquor store and night club. Could one be built in the middle of town. Mr. Swain explained that the location of a liquor store or night club would be examined. There are criteria for turning down requests. Also the police, environmental health, works and health all have to approve. Mr. Swain explained that no liquor is allowed near a church. This is one rule that the Central Abaco Board of Works followed by the Town Planning Board has stood by for many years. The board must listen to the people and do what they want. There is no zoning except in Central Pines Estates so problems can come up. However, if persons have objections, they can write a letter to Town Planning and their objections will be considered. Mr. McKinney emphasized that the town planning boards need to consult with the town residents and make long range plans for their towns. He felt plans need to be for at least a ten-year period and need to reflect the vision that the residents have for their town. These ten-year plans need to be presented to central government. Another question asked by the audience concerned why web shops are allowed to stay in business, saying that they were really a front for a numbers operation. Mr. Glen Russell, Deputy Chairman of the Licensing Board for the Central Abaco District, explained that businesses are granted licenses if they qualify. Sometimes businesses apply for a legitimate license, then switch to a numbers operation. It then becomes a police matter. Mr. McIntosh explained that if a business was operating differently from what was approved, then different laws come into effect. Mr. Donald Cash felt that the statutory boards should advertise all applications in the media. If they do not hear from the public, then they can assume that the application is acceptable. One lady felt that the community should have the last say about a business. However, she felt that it was unfair to invest in a permitted building, then be denied a license. This illustrates the need for boards to work together. Mr. McKinney continued that it is imperative that councils make long range plans for their communities. Zoning is critical to the proper growth of town. The communities have to be consulted before any plans can be made. Nassau has experts that can be consulted in various areas and who will come to Abaco to assist in the planning. With proper zoning this problem could not happen. It was brought out that some persons bypass the local authorities and have licenses and permits granted in Nassau. Councillors were adamant that a strong message must be sent to Nassau to let us run our own affairs. Mr. Cubel Davis, Chief Councillor for Central Abaco District, wants any permits granted in Nassau to be brought to the attention of officials so the practice can be stopped. If this does not bring about results, he feels that the press should be notified. Duties of Boards Were Discussed Central Abaco Building Statistics Annual SummaryEst. Value ofPermit ConstructionFees January 200519$3,702,509$6,829 February10$1,879.822$3,272 March8$1,522342$2,839 April14$1,823,40$3,100 May11$3,666,960$6,040 JuneThe Town Planning Board was Julyunable to meet due local Augustgovernment elections September15$7,551,901$10,716 October34$6,300,642$16,005 November16$3,922,500$8,330 December20$4,574,002$12,825 12 Month Total147$34,944,081$69,956 Permit fees are based on square footage of buildings and not on the construction value which is given by the applicant.)Ed. Note: The lack of activity in June, July and August is evident in this chart and a fault of the local government system. Residential and commercial construction permits were delayed for three months in Central Abaco due to an election of Local Government officials and the subsequent delay in appointments of the statutory boards. This could be avoided by a simple change requiring the boards and elected members to remain in place and function until the new officials are sworn in and the new boards are formed. The local government statutory boards perform many of the functions performed in Nassau by various civil service departments. The Civil Service in Nassau does not stop when national elections are held. Allowing the boards to function until new boards were formed would allow continuity of service to the public. Having the old boards in place would be a spur to the new council to quickly make the statutory board appointments.Applications Approved


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 bahamian cuisine on Hope Town's waterfrontBar Opens Daily 10 a.m.Closed on TuesdaysHappy Hour 5 6 p.m .Lunch & Dinner DailyLunch 11:30 am 3 pm • Dinner 6 9 pmAppetizers 11:30 a.m. 9 p.m Call 366-0087 • 366-0292 • VHF Ch 16ICE RENTAL BIKES “There isn’t aMother’s Day is May14thatBuds N BloomsWe have a large selection of Gift Items, Fashion Jewelry, Gift Baskets, Singing Balloons, Silk Arrangements, Home Decorations & More day of the year that you aren’t Special to me Mom!” Come and See us at#110 Memorial Plazaor call us at 367-BUDS Shop and Liquor Licensing BoardMr. Jackson McIntosh, Chairman of the Licensing Board of the North Abaco District, discussed the functions of the Shop and Liquor Licensing Boards. Only the three districts on the mainland of Abaco have separate licensing boards. In the other four districts these decisions are made by the councils. When licenses are issued, the goals are to prevent crime and disorder, to protect the public and to prevent public nuisance. Mr. McIntosh felt that there is blatant disregard for complying with the law, especially licensing. He changed a common saying by stating that “government is most corrupt when closest to the people,” suggesting when the approval process is local, opportunities for abuse occur. It is difficult for licensing boards to be fair and impartial because they are under pressure by local people. Mr. McIntosh felt that it was hard for local officials to enforce the law and he stated that there is a need for someone from elsewhere to enforce the law. Mr. McIntosh brought out a couple of problems he felt needed to be addressed. On is that Family Island residents do not know what licences or permits are under consideration. It is not good enough to post the list on the Administrator’s wall. The public needs to know more so the boards can make good decisions that reflect the wishes of the communities. Now the system requires that applications under consideration are posted for 14 days on a public bulletin board. These notice boards are either obscure or unavailable. He felt that a better method should be found. Mr. McIntosh suggested the need for a booklet that listed the regulations so the public knows the requirements. He felt that communities need to be more creative in finding ways to improve their towns. He brought out the fact that decisions by the Boards are not necessarily final. If individuals or businesses are not pleased with a decision, an appeal can be made to the councils. From the councils, appeals can be made to the minister. Mr. McKinney explained that before a licensing decision is made, board members should know what the community wants, what moral standards the community wants to adhere to. The community must know what applications are being considered before the board makes its decision so the board can know the town’s wishes. “The will of the people is the will of God,” he said. It is essential that the people have a say and their opinions must be respected. The process is abused if the people do not know. For more on the seminar see page 18. The New Vision Ministries building provided a comfortable location for the Local Government Seminar. A large auditorium seated the group comfortably while breaks and meals were catered and offered to one side, allowing good opportunities for participants to chat with others, discussing problems or talking with Nassau officials. Opinions of Residents Must Be Considered


Page 6 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Open Monday thru Saturday Breakfast 8:30 10 a.m. Lunch & Dinner 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Bar Open 8:30 a.m. ‘til Happy Hour 5:00 6:30 p.m. Music Wednesday and Friday Nights Satellite Sports TV • Ice for Sale Restaurant & Bar On the Hope Town Waterfront • Tel 366-0247 or VHF 16Specializing in Bahamian Foods News of the Cays Green Turtle CayBand Sponsors Are HonoredBy Mirella Santillo Members of the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band expressed their gratitude to their sponsors during a small ceremony held on April 8th. In front of the Administrator’s office Mr. David Bethell of the Green Turtle Cay Foundation, Mrs. Nicole Fleming, owner of Coco Bay Cottages, and Mrs. Lynn Johnson, manager of the Green Turtle Club, were presented with plaques to thank them for their generous donations, said Mrs. Marilyn Saunders, the band’s treasurer. Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Floyd Johnson, the band’s president, Mrs. Francis McIntosh, Secretary Appetizer Stuffed Mushroom Cap Stuffed with Crabmeat and Finished with a Hollandaise Sauce. Soup Seafood Bisque Salad Mesclun Greens with Orange Segments Dried Cranberry & Walnut Halves. Served with our Signature House Dressing Entrees Beef Tenderloin with Bearnaise Sauce 8oz Filet Mignon, Grilled to your Liking, served with Roasted Mini Red Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary and French Green Beans Almandine Boneless Chicken Breast Oscar Grilled 8oz. Chicken Breast Topped with Crabmeat and Fresh Asparagus, and Finished with a Hollandaise Sauce. Served with Saffron Rice and French Green Beans Almandine. Honey Dijon Rack of Lamb Slow oven roasted, Marinated New Zealand Rack of Lamb, Served with Saffron Rice and and French Green Beans Almandine. Grouper Royal Fresh local Grouper Filet Flambe with Nassau Royal Served with Roasted Mini Red Potatoes with Garlic & Rosemary and French Green Beans Almandine. Dessert Candy Bar Crunch Cheese Cake Coffee & Tea$48.00 Gratuity not includedHappy Mother’s Day to all! and Mrs. Saunders. The Green Turtle Cay Marching Band was formed at the end of 2004 and comprises 46 Green Turtle Cay youths ranging from eight years to 20 years old. They practice three times a week under the tutoring of Mr. Raymond Campbell, their music teacher. They have been performing in various local functions, the last one being a Good Friday church service and are preparing to play twice during the upcoming Heritage Festival scheduled for May 5-6. Heritage Festival Planned for May 5thBy Mirella Santillo May is around the corner and it is time once more for the Green Turtle Cay Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 5-7. Green Turtle Cay will celebrate the Conch Connection with Key West. Originally started by artist Alton Lowe in 1978 to mark the first year anniversary of the sisterhood between Key West and New Plymouth, the festival became dormant for many years. It was not until May 2004 that it was revived with the help of Mrs. Karen McIntosh and Mrs. Julie Farrington. The last two festivals were a great success. They offered fun, food, art and crafts, culture and many other activities related to the roots of the island. With a year in the planning, this third consecutive event is expected to offer even more entertainment. The festivities will start on Friday morning and there will be poetry reading, music, school children’s performances, a conch train ride, display booths, enough entertainment to keep you occupied until the opening ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. An evening concert with The Brilanders from Harbour Island and by the number one band in the nation, The Gully Roosters, will end that first day. Saturday will not be less promising with a sculling dinghy race, calypso dance demonstration and competition, old Bahamian games, bush medicine, rake n’ scrape and more. A sailing tour on the Sea of Abaco aboard the M/S Woolf the flagship of the Conch Republic, graciously brought over from Key West for the occasion, is planned at 3 p.m. both days. Many stands will offer delicious foods, conch salad, chicken n’ rice, crab n’ rice, to breads, guava duff, home made ice cream and cakes to mention a few. And, of course, tropical drinks will be a plenty! The Royal Police Force Marching Band will perform as well as the local community marching band and the Green Turtle Cay Junkanoo group will parade through town. Last year’s cultural event was archeology with talks by Mr. Robert Carr, a Florida archeologist who helped discover Indian and Loyalist sites in The Bahamas, and a presentation on the Lucayan Indians by author, Dr. Sandra Riley. This year’s theme will be genealogy. Many Lowes, Currys and Roberts left Abaco to settle not only in Key West, but all over the United Sponsors of the Green Turtle Cay Marching Band were honored by being presented with plaques. Shown above are, left to right, Mr. Floyd Johnson, president of the band; Mrs. Nicole Fleming, Mr. David Bethell, and Mrs. Lynn Johnson, sponsors; and Mrs. Francis McIntosh and Mrs. Marilyn Saunders, both with the band. Please see Cays Page 7


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 For further information lTelephone: 242-367-2452 Fax: 242-367-2354 lyamahaabaco@hotmail.comNewArrivals GOLFCARTS MOTORCYCLE OUTBOARDS ATV SIDE BY SIDE 2 Seater gasstarting from $64004 Seater gasstarting from $8200 Just Arrived! Just Arrived! Rhino 660ccSpecial Edition (blue) $14,900Also Available Demo Model (green) $13,0002006 2006 F225Demo model Available Yamaha 2005 4 stroke 225hp$14,5002005YZFR1 (color yellow/black) limited edition $24,500Special Price! More News of the Cays States. In the genealogy booth Dr. Gail Saunders, Director General of Heritage for The Bahamas, will lend her expertise along with some of these Bahamians who have traced their roots back to Green Turtle Cay. These, including Mrs. Joy Lowe Jossi and Mr. Philip Roberts, will be available to discuss family trees. Many more are the activities planned for that weekend. It will be an event that will not only revive the fellowship between Key West and New Plymouth, but it will be a weekend of family fun and togetherness for all Abaconians. On Sunday the ecumenical service will take place at 11 a.m. officiated by the minister of the Gospel Chapel, Mr. Garth Roberts. All the churches on Green Turtle Cay will be combined and will participate in the service. Mrs. Karen McIntosh, Chairman of the CaysFrom Page 6 Heritage Roots Festival Committee, wishes to thank the Committee members for their help, especially Ms. Jeritzan Outten and to all the businesses and people of Abaco for their continued support.Alton LoweÂ’s Art Gallery ReopensBy Mirella Santillo Renown Green Turtle Cay artist, Mr. Alton Lowe, is reopening his art gallery to the public for a period of two months, from May 1 to June 30. Located just outside New Plymouth, the gallery is set up in a wing of the artistÂ’s home. Meandering amidst a large landscaped garden boasting beautiful tropical flowers which have been the inspiration of many of the artistÂ’s paintings, the driveway leads you to the top of a hill at the foot of a majestic Victorian mansion that commands a spectacular view of the ocean and the harbor. There could not be a better setting for the display of paintings encompassing all aspects of Bahamian life: a couple feeding the seagulls, Anglican children after Mass, a man sculling a dinghy, a man walking along a lane in Hope Town. Please see Cays Page 23 NIPPERS BEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every Sunday Alton LoweÂ’s paintings depict Bahamian landscapes scenes, flora and people. This picture of a Junkanoo drummer is on display at the art gallery located at the artistÂ’s residence on Green Turtle Cay. The gallery will be open for the months of May and June.


Page 8 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Dave RalphThe AbaconianDavid & Kathleen Ralph Editors & Publishers P O Box AB 20551 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Photo credit: Tuppy Weatherford for parrot & lighthouse on page 1 Graphic Artist: Kelli-Ann Sands Reporters/Writers: Jennifer Hudson, Portia Jonsson, Mirella Santillo Contributors: Lindsey Delaplaine, Candace Key and Hope Town School Students, Lee Pinder Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abaco’s most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moore’s Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface Letters to the EditorThe Editor Says . Uniting for a Better Deal Clarifying My PositionDear Sir, Lest any of my PLP friends extract any ill-conceived notion that I have jumped ship and am now a card carrying member of their (PLP) party because of my criticism of the Ingraham administration for not getting anything accomplished at the Marsh Harbour airport, I think a further offering of my current views on politics would be in order. Admittedly, I am still just a little angry about the fact that it was arrogance that helped the FNM to get booted from office in 2002. Therefore, I believe it to be an accurate assessment that the PLP won the last general election due to the FNM’s arrogance, as much as by way of their own merit. Considering this, the urban legend that tells of the late Sir Lynden Pindling calling both Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie to his death bed and telling Mr. Ingraham, the Prime Minister at the time, to promise that he would give Mr. Christie a chance at being Prime Minister seems almost believable considering how it almost appeared intentional on the part of Mr. Ingraham in losing the last general election, given his actions and words at the time. Truth, it is said, is stranger than fiction. Let’s understand something here. I take a great deal of pride in the fact that I helped to break the spell on the Bahamian people in 1992 when the FNM finally defeated a very corrupt and aimless PLP. In the ten years that the FNM held office, their accomplishments far out-weighed those of the PLP in their last ten years in office. Victory was sweet, and the fact that the Bahamian people as a whole were benefitting from the actions/policies of the FNM the party that I supported was a good feeling. I find it very ironic that those who promise us a bright future today the “new” PLP are some of them, the sons and daughters of those who denied us that future in years gone by, and, in fact, some of them are the very same individuals. I wonder, is Perry Christie now living a part of his Pindling death bed promise, in that it is he who is now providing hope to Abaco, and not the Abaconian, Hubert Ingraham? Hmmm. I’ll believe that Abaco is, in fact, getting a much deserved, newer airport facility when it actually happens that is to say when construction of everything that we have been promised is complete. I am hopeful, but none-the-less doubtful. I’m sure that those who were offended by my remarks criticizing Hubert Ingraham will get over it, as will those who might be put off by my lack of excitement about the deeds of the PLP thus far. I reserve the right to question and/or rebuke any mortal man that seeks any position of leadership over me, be it political, religious, or otherwise. Finally, there is only one Man whom I will follow without question, and that is because He has proven His love for me already. Furthermore, He has promised me a lot more than any Prime Minister can, and He is capable of delivering on that promise. Jesus Christ is his name. Do you know who He is? Billy RobertsAppreciates the MH Fire DepartmentAt this time last year I wrote an in-depth article as a reporter for this newspaper on the dedication of the firefighters of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Brigade and the excellent job they had done fighting the many bush fires which had threatened Marsh Harbour, Casuarina Point and Bahama Palm Shores. With very limited equipment and resources they managed to prevent the fires from damaging any of the homes in these areas. This year I write in appreciation from the perspective of a homeowner whose house was recently threatened by fire and the very personal insight I gained into the work of these valiant firefighters. About 11 a.m. on April 4 I looked out of the window and saw what I thought was a huge black rain cloud lying over my house. I hurried out to fetch in some washing I had on the line only to discover that this was not a rain cloud but a huge cloud of black smoke. As I went out of the door, I heard a sound as of a rushing train and saw a huge ball of fire hurtling towards me from an adjacent spare lot. Smoke was already engulfing the end of my driveway. I hurried down to the road where I discovered fire engines and Please see Letters Page 9 The Bahamas’ geography presents government with difficult choices as it is an archipelagic island nation scattered over 700 miles. The logistics of serving the diverse needs of these islands are awkward and expensive. There are 32 district councils in the local government system throughout the Family Islands, each clamoring for money and attention. Furthermore, Abaco is an archipelagic island state with six towns on offshore islands, presenting logistical challenges at the local level. With seven district councils, Abaco has 20 percent of the local government councils. If that is not challenging enough, the Hope Town Council represents an archipelagic district with responsibility for Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Guana Cay. For good measure, they get to look after Lubbers Quarters, Tilloo Cay, Lynyard Cay and a few small inhabited cays in-between. Abaco’s local government began with three districts, North, Central and South. Grand Cay and Green Turtle Cay were part of the North Abaco District which extended south to Treasure Cay. Without being represented as a separate entity, the Leisure Lee residential area formed the southern boundary of the North Abaco District. Moore’s Island was included with South Abaco whose district extended north to include Cherokee and Little Harbour. Central Abaco was and still is the largest district in terms of funding and activity in the Family Islands outside of Freeport. It was originally comprised of Spring City, Marsh Harbour, Dundas Town, Murphy Town, Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay. The districts in North, Central and South Abaco are classified as Schedule Two councils. The workload is shared among the council, town committees and five statutory boards. Town committee members are elected by popular vote and they chose representatives to form the councils. The five boards are comprised of appointed members chosen by council. They look after 1) building permit applications by Town Planning Board, 2) liquor, bar and shop licenses by the Licensing Authority 3) dock and maritime matters by the Port Authority, 4) Hotel Licensing is solely oriented to hotel issues, and 5) Road Traffic Authority issues taxi, bus and rental car franchises. It looks after other road traffic matters and are made up of representatives of the three districts on mainland Abaco connected by road. With the second three-year term, government separated Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay and made this a Schedule Three Council. The thinking seemed to be that these three island towns had unique issues to contend with and awkward transportation links to Marsh Harbour for attending meetings. Similarly, Grand Cay and Moore’s Island were divorced from their respective parent councils and given a Schedule Three designation. At the recent fourth term of local government which began in July 2005, Green Turtle Cay was separated from the North Abaco District and given a Schedule three designation. Attending meetings in Cooper’s Town was awkward and expensive for the Green Turtle Cay representatives. These Schedule Three councils operate without statutory boards but all matters are handled by the five or seven elected members which form the council. The thinking behind this is that a single governing body on an isolated island settlement can efficiently manage the town affairs. This is generally the case. Although Hope Town District operates this way, it has three separate towns to look after, each with an expanding and thriving economy. Furthermore, Man-O-War and Guana Cay are four and eight miles away respectively from Hope Town by boat. Since there is no commercial traffic between these three towns, ferries must be chartered to hold meetings or use private boats. This is expensive. A local government seminar concluded on April 20 in Central Abaco which brought representatives together from the seven district councils and the 15 statutory boards. Complaints were heard, suggestions made, rules and regulations were discussed and explained. We are into our fourth term of local government with very few changes to the original structure. Changes are being contemplated and are expected to be presented to Parliament this year. Any changes are believed to be minor adjustments to the system. During the seminar, several speakers representing central government strongly urged the chief councillors to get together, perhaps quarterly, to exchange ideas, discuss common problems and, when appropriate, represent Abaco as a unified body when dealing with Nassau. The Act urges district councillors to “cooperate between themselves for the better welfare of the island and of the districts which they represent.” Several of the councillors are now aware of the benefits that might come from such a meeting. The first Abaco get-together of this nature may occur within the next three to four weeks. It was repeatedly emphasized that all the local government meetings are open for public observation. An annual town meeting is required by all town committees in which the public can interact with committee members. Open meetings can be held more often if they are found to be useful. Whether Abaco’s economic success is due to ability, location, natural resources or other factors, we should not be penalized by inadequate funding by central government, whether direct funding for maintenance expenses or capital improvements to the island infrastructure. The framers of the Local Government Act originally considered allowing areas to receive a percentage of the revenue they generated. That idea was discarded when they realized that only Grand Bahama and Abaco contribute significant revenue to the Treasury. All revenue is sent to the consolidated fund and government then allocates funding to the 32 local government districts. However, government is beginning to realize that one-size does not fit all; neither one rule nor one set of circumstances. The archipelagic nature of these far flung islands requires innovative and fresh thinking and may require that different islands operate under different rules. In this vein, it is possible that the percentage funding originally considered would be appropriate for some districts, particularly those islands or districts which generate substantial revenue for the treasury. Economic success and growth by the private sector should be paralleled by adequate funding by government. Our success has meant growth which in turn requires increased support in utilities, education, transportation, garbage removal and other services. Abaco’s growth is acknowledged and praised by politicians. However, government’s response to this growth in services or funding has been dismal. The national census six years ago showed Abaco to lead the country in population growth. That trend remains but government’s funding has essentially remained constant. Hopefully, some or all of our seven district chief councillors can find the time to have lunch together to discuss the common issues and approach government as a unified body speaking for Abaco. Local government supported by the private sector needs to pressure central government for adequate funding to support our growth.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9Order 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: $40 USA via 3 rd Class $25 Bahamas via surface $20 to Abaco US$50 Canada via Airmail US$95 UK, Europe Surface Mail to: 990 Old Dixie Hwy, #14, 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 subscribe Receiving the Abaconian regularly will keep you informed on issues such as: • Resort & hotel development • Improvements to roads, airport, docks, schools, etc. • Phone and electric company changes • Fishing, boating & sporting activities • Immigration, taxes or duty changes • Changes to laws and regulations • Community events • New business ventures • Changes in airline service • Actions by local government firefighters already on the scene working to prevent fire from engulfing my neighbour’s house opposite from me. Four fire engines were in place along the road with a number of firefighters at the ready. It was obvious from watching the operation, under the expert leadership of Fire Ground Incident Commander Steve Skulnick that there was a detailed plan in place which was expertly followed. He was assisted by Michael Parrotti, Norwel Gordon and Claude Sawyer. They told us that there was not enough water to fight fires in the forest, but they would do all they could to prevent the fire jumping the road and they would make sure that they protected every home. Unfortunately for the firefighters, there was quite a strong breeze that day, which made their job even harder. Though the wind spread the fire throughout the Great Cistern area and into Murphy Town, the firefighters did a miraculous job of saving every house even though at times it looked to me as if it would be an impossible task. Fortunately, they knew what they were doing and were confident. Mr. Gordon, Retired Fire Chief, who never gives up on the job, drove up and down the entire day throughout the affected area, keeping his very experienced eye on things. By the date the fires reached the Great Cistern area the firefighters were already exhausted having fought fires since the 28th of March, but they soldiered on with cheerful countenance and encouragement to worried homeowners. During the previous week they had already had to deal with fires across a huge area from the S.C. Bootle Highway and Bahama Coral Island in the north to Spring City in the south. That meant going without a lot of sleep, inhaling intense smoke for hours on end and having to take time off work, sometimes unpaid. These dedicated and generous spirited people put their lives in danger for us in order that we can be safe and still have homes to live in. A great, big thank you to ALL you wonderful people. Jennifer Hudson Great Cistern residentSupport the White PaperThe Editor, Dear Sir/Madam, It is my wish to encourage all registered voters in the Hope Town District to exercise their right and add their support to allow our beautiful settlements to continue to develop in a sensible manner so that our children and children’s children can enjoy the beauty and tranquility that my parents, grandparents and great great grandparents helped to build. I am writing this letter in support of the proposed Bye Laws that Chief Councillor Wayne Hall and his fellow Councillors have taken so much time and effort to draw up. I thank them for myself and my family for their efforts to enact common sense guidelines that reflect our wishes to protect and preserve the place that my family have called “home” for centuries. Yours faithfully, Leonie “Gladys” Jones (nee Cash)Disappointed Citizens Are Denied Affordable HousingTo the Abaconian: The Ministry of Housing in The Bahamas has caused a rage on the Island of Abaco concerning the new “supposed to be” affordable homes. We, the Abaconian families, are furious with the Department of Housing and the Bahamian Government because of their negligence. Housing is charging $105,000 for a three bedroom, two bath home on Abaco whereas in Freeport these same houses are costing $70,000. This is unfair to Abaco. Housing made calls and told us that we were awarded one of the houses. They put the houses on hold but never called us to say that. Then they gave the houses to another set of people but never called us to say that. The original people approved for the houses made arrangements and plans to move in these houses and had to find out on the streets that they weren’t awarded the house anymore. We think this is poor treatment and unfair to those that really need a home of their own. On another level, housing has awarded the houses to single persons when there are families with three, four and five kids that really need those homes. Persons that already have homes have been awarded affordable homes. This is so unfair. We feel that the government needs to deal with this matter. Every Minister in Parliament is looking out for what they can get for themselves. It’s time that decisions be made wisely, looking out for the Bahamians that need help. The ones that need it most are always the ones to get screwed. Abaco needs the attention of the Prime Minister in this matter as soon as possible. Disappointed AbaconiansSupports Baker’s Bay ProjectDear Editor:I write respectively in response to two letters published in newspapers in Nassau written by Mr. Robert Emory Miller and Mr. Chester. Thompson. I would like for the record to show that Baker’s Say Golf and Ocean Club has always maintained that anyone who wants a tour of the project need only to make a request at the Development Office in Marsh Harbour and a tour would be arranged. To date, less than a handful have actually accepted this offer, and those who did were amazed and delighted at what they saw. I suspect that both of the aforementioned persons did not take the time to come to Baker’s Bay before casting judgment. I write this letter not to “The Prime Minister of the Bahamas”, but as a Bahamian I write this letter to “MY” Prime Minister of “MY” Bahamas and to all of my “FELLOW” Bahamians. Let it be understood that I am a “nationalist” first and foremost and I love my country. As such., if I saw anything that was contrary to the Baker’s Bay ETA or best practices for protecting our precious environment, I am in the position to address these concerns and would be the first to set things in order. I firmly believe that the affairs of my country should be dealt with by those who were democratically elected to do so, without fear, prejudice or interference. To those that would venture an attempt to influence our Prime Minister without knowing or presenting the facts, they ought to know that decisions made in this country and for this country are made in order to improve life for Bahamians. My fellow Bahamians, I would like to allow you to take a look into my life and experience since I began my new career at Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. I began on September 19, 2005, and from the interview I knew this place was special. As I was being introduced to the executive team as a potential employee I remember vividly the warmth and kind reception I got. I was given a tour of the entire site and was apprised of every aspect of the development. My questions were answered very candidly and I appreciated that. At the end of my tour the VP for Development gave me a copy of the EIA and invited me study it and learn as much as I could because it was the gospel according to Baker’s Bay Club. Immediately I knew this was the place for me. After 14 years working at BEC I decided to tender my resignation and join Baker’s Bay Club. Friends, I tell you, the two best decisions I have every made in my life was marrying the woman I did and joining Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club. I have just completed my six-month tenure and my position remains secure. I never one day wondered to myself if this was the right decision I made. I knew in my heart that my being in Baker’s Bay was by divine order. I can’t sleep at night because I look forward to the morning when I catch the ferry to go to work to be with my extended Please see Letters Page 24 LettersFrom Page 8 More Letters to the Editor


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Ltd., and I assign to Family Guardian all rights pertaining to its use in any way whatsoever. I also confirm that the photos entered in this contest were taken in The Bahamas by the undersigned and have not been previously published. SIGNATURE ............................................................................................ DATE ................................. NUMBER OF PHOTOS ENTERED.................(maximum of 5)Return with photos to: Calendar Contest, Family Guardian Corporate Centre, Village & Eastern Road Roundabout, Nassau, BahamasENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2006 Photo by Ronald Lightbourn, Family Guardians 2006 Calendar. By Jennifer Hudson From April through June each year the islands of Abaco welcome hundreds of boaters here for a series of major fishing tournaments. The first leg of the prestigious Bahamas Billfish Championship was held April 17-22 at Boat Harbour. The Bahamas Billfish Championship is a series of five tournaments which has grown to be a world-class event. This year three of the tournaments are based on Abaco: the Marsh Harbour Championship, April 17-22; the Treasure Cay Championship, June 4-9 and Boat Harbour Championship, June 18-23. Of the other two, one is based in Harbour Island April 30-May 5, and for the first time this year a tournament will be held at Emerald Bay, Exuma, from May 14-19. This year, according to tournament organiser, Mr Al Behrendt, all five tournaments are sold out. During the first and last tournaments, both of which will be held at the Abaco Beach Resort, 78 boats will be fishing. For the third tournament in Treasure Cay the maximum capacity is 70 boats, and there is a wait list of seven or eight boats. Harbour Island is alleged to be a very popular venue but has only a 53-boat capacity so since 60 boats have registered for that leg some people will use private docks while others will anchor out. The marina at Emerald Bay, Exuma is still being completed and can presently offer only 50 boat slips. This is the first time a major tournament has been held in the South Central Bahamas. The fishing boats come from all over the United States including Louisiana, the Carolinas, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, and quite a few from Texas. This year the weather cooperated well for the fishermen. Though there was a west wind during the first day, which usually produces slow action, they did, in fact, do extremely well in the number of fish caught that day. Wednesday was very calm, Thursday was Lay Day and Friday and Saturday saw winds of 15 to 20 knots out of the southeast which is a good wind direction for fishing. Though no records were set, two very big fish were brought into the dock. Both were blue marlin, one weighing in at 628 pounds and the other at 718 pounds. The only fish that are boated and brought to in are blue marlin, and in order to be boated must be longer than 105 inches. All white marlin, sailfish and spearfish must be released. Each time there is a release the boat will call into the recording team at Boat Harbour and the data is noted. They call in when they first have the fish on the line and then again when it is released. A photograph is taken of each catch and on arrival at Boat Harbour the memory chip from the camera is presented for recording and catches are verified using these time and date stamped digital images. Affidavits are also signed by all participants fishing on the team to further confirm that the fish was released in accordance with tournament rules. The final results for the Marsh Harbour championship were: 1. Palawan /Captain Thomas Watson, III, – three blue marlin, four white marlin. 2. Captain Gas / Captain Jeffrey Miller, – four blue marlin. 3. Joanna /Captain Bill Gallo – three blue marlin, one white marlin. Fishing is allowed within a 60-mile radius from the resort but, according to Mr Behrendt, there is no reason for a boat to run that far from the Abaco Beach or Treasure Cay resorts in order to find good fishing grounds. There are various bottom structures with names such as “Mushroom” and “Jurassic Park” where the fishermen know to find heavy concentrations of fish. Lines are allowed into the water at 8 a.m. and must be pulled in by 4 p.m. unless a fish on the line. Boats are free to go out at any time in the morning to be in place for lines in the water at 8 a.m. This enables the slower boats to be ready without penalty. A website gives up-to-date scores on a daily basis so that neighbours and family back home can see exactly how their fishermen friends are doing at any given time. The Bahamas Billfish Championship has taken place annually since 1973. All tournaments are governed by a uniform set of rules containing minimum lengths for qualifying billfish, line class, fishing hours and entry fees. Anglers can fish any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Championship. In a major move towards conservation of the species, the Bahamas Billfish Championship established a minimum size for billfish. This has significantly increased the number of billfish released during the tournament as well as increasing the overall average weight for boated fish. The continual growth of the Bahamas Billfish Championship means greater economic impact for tourism in The Bahamas. It is estimated by the BBC committee that approximately $20,000 per week per person is spent on accommodation, airfare, fuel, groceries, entertainment, travel, liquor and other supplies. During any one particular tournament, each boat burns about 800 gallons of fuel which means a great boost Please see BBC Page 11 This is one of three blue marlin brought to the dock during the first leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship held at Boat Harbour on April 17-22. It was caught by Bob Horneler on the boat D’Nile on April 21 and weighed in at 493 pounds. 78 Boats Competed in BBC Tournament


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 The Abaco Club on Winding Bay has recently announced, honored and rewarded its employee of the year. The hard working, focused individual goes by the name of Yvenair Bienaime but is dependably known by all of his coworkers and friends as Jarvie ." The bountiful rewarding employee incentive program launched a year ago by Mr. Peter de Savary, founder and chairman of the Abaco Club, has rewarded many individuals on staff at the club for superb service and job dedication. Mr. Bienaimer is the first to receive the coveted employee of the year award. Jarvie began his tenure with The Abaco Club at its inception almost three years ago. He came on board as the automobilesdetailer for the company's fleet of vehicles. He performed all of his duties with excellence. During his first year of employment he demonstrated dedication, dependability and the desire to excel. All of his superb work ethics did not go unnoticed by Mr. Mark Scott, Project Director, and many others at the club, subsequently affording Jarvie a promotion. When the project went into the construction phase, he was awarded a new position and more responsibility as the leader of his own Grounds Works team. Having no reservations as it relates to hard work, he aced this also. Jarvie presently holds the position as the company's first Transportation Manager as he continues to climb the ladder of success. Some of the perks associated with winning the title are an all expense paid, one-week stay for two at any of the other magnificent properties in the Mr. de Savary's chain of exclusive retreats and one thousand dollars cash spending money. He has previously won the Employee of the Month as well as the same for the quarter. Mr. Floyd Swain, the General Manager at the club, said, "Jarvie has always demonstrated commitment to the job. Give him any task and one can consider it done. We also wish to encourage all of our employees to endeavor their best as all are qualified for the same and more, it is entirely up to the individual." Mark Scott, who has worked with Jarvie from day one, had this to say, "Jarvie joined the Club in the very early days before we broke ground at Winding Bay. He has helped in so many ways they are too numerous to mention. What really stands out is his willingness to do whatever is needed when it is needed and his desire to succeed in life professionally. I fully expect to see Jarvie become a successful businessman in his own right one day." Photo & Article by Stone McEwan Public Relations & Club Ambassador The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Left Mr. Yvenair "Jarvie" Bienaime, Employee of the Year at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, right Mr. Floyd Swain, General Manager at The Abaco Club. to gasoline retailers here. Entry fees alone are $1,500 for each of the BBC tournaments. A large proportion of this money makes its way back into the Abaco economy as these funds are used to pay for social events, award banquets at the end of each tournament and the championship rings, which are designed and made by Abaco Gold, which donates five percent of the money received to the BBC scholarship fund. The BBC scholarship fund was set up by the steering committee in the year 2000. This scholarship programme, which is administered by the Lyford Cay Foundation, assists Bahamians studying marine biology at college level. Normally, only the crews stay aboard the boats, which means that boat owners, their families and friends are all accommodated either at the resort or in facilities within the communities of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. The tournament organisers and Mr. John Neophytou, Manager of the Abaco Beach Resort, state that they try to minimise the number of functions at the host resort in order to spread the dollars throughout the community, thus allowing other establishments such as Java, Sapodillys, Hummingbird and the new Curly Tails to enjoy Open 7 daysat the Conch 367-4444 Breakfast Daily 7 a.m.Waterfront Patio Dining or Inside A/C Innovative Island CuisineExpresso Drinks in our Harbour View Sunset BarWireless Internet Access Restaurant and Bar Please see BBC Page 23 BBCFrom Page 10 Anglers Caught 102 Billfish, Released 98 an increase in business. During the final three tournaments, many women and children accompany the fishermen as by that time schools in the U.S. are out for summer. While the men are out fishing, other family members make use of rental cars,


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May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 Chicken Corn Chowder Vegetable Salad with Basil Vinaigrette Choice of Pasta Raphael A spicy, tomato herb and artichoke sauce over linguini Red Snapper Pan Fried Snapper served with tomato shrimp butter Steak Diane A 10oz. New York strip flame broiled then pan simmered in a rich brown cognac sauce Lemon Mustard Chicken Boneless breast pan fried in a delicious lemon mustard sauce Lobster Cardinal Baked lobster stuffed with mushroom and onion then topped with parmesan cheese Shrimp Thermidor Shrimp sauteed in garlic with a rich wine mustard sauce topped with parmesan cheese and baked $35.00 per person Gratuity Not IncludedPhone# : 366-0065 l 366-0359 MotherÂ’s Day Dinner May 14th, 2006 6:30pm-9:00pmBy Lindsey Delaplaine After months of planning, a series of community meetings and a lot of hard work, Friends of the Environment announced that the Cross Harbour tidal creek restoration was a wonderful success with more than 50 acres of wetlands reclaimed and put back into use as nursery habitat for a variety of marine life. The causeway to Cross Harbour was cut on April 3rd and five culverts were installed so that the water could flow under the road. After some creative engineering, overseen by FRIENDSÂ’ President Michael Albury and lead scientist Dr. Craig Layman of Yale University, the culverts were weighted down and the road was replaced over them. But the work wasnÂ’t done yet. A huge amount of volunteer work was needed to help recreate tidal channels that had overgrown due to the decrease in water flow caused by the road. A number of volunteers from surrounding communities pitched in. Students from Sandy Point volunteered on two Saturdays assisted by Earth Watch intern Monica Arso. Thanks to Ms. Eunice Mills and Ms. Patricia Campbell over 60 6th graders from Central Abaco Primary traveled down to volunteer on April 7th. FRIENDSÂ’ Board Member and Forest Heights teacher, Jim Richard, took a group of students to volunteer and camp for the weekend. Science teachers Ms. Michelle Bailey and Ms. Janet Wedgewood led their science students from Abaco Central High on April 10th. Hope Town School also made the trek to Cross Harbour on April 10 led by PrinciCreek Restoration Is a Success pal Candace Key and teacher Nancy Burnett. Man-O-War Primary School traveled to Cross Harbour on April 11 led by Principal Kelli Janes. Once the volunteers overcame their initial fears about wading through the muck, they all seemed to enjoy their visit. By the end of each day everyone was covered in mud but pleased with the work that had been accomplished. A number of the volunteers had never been in a mangrove area, and their importance as a nursery for fish, conch and crawfish was news to many. In total, over 200 students and community members participated in the restoration and Friends would like to thank all of them for their time, energy and effort. When the dust had settled on the project it was easy to declare it a success. Already a huge difference could be seen in the speed of the water flowing through the area. It is now possible to kayak from the causeway all the way to the ocean. The water clarity in area that had been blocked by the road is already improving. Even more exciting, according to Mr. Layman, was the fact that within a few days fish that had been tagged before the restoration were spotted swimming through the culverts into the restored area. Friends of the Environment invites anyone who is interested in visiting the restoration to contact their office at 367-2721 or write It was hard work pulling mangroves out of channels to allow water to flow once again after years of being blocked off at Cross Harbour. These students are sixth graders from Central Abaco Primary who put in much effort to restore the creek back to its original state. Dr. Craig Layman of Yale University organized the work of opening up Cross Harbour so about 40 acres beyond a causeway would once again be open. More than 200 students and interested community members volunteered to help with the work after five culverts were put in place. Fish that had been tagged began moving between the two areas shortly after the flow was established. Once channels are cleaned out, the tidal flow will keep them clean. Join us on Friday May 5th, 2006 for a Cinco de Mayo PartyPrizes, Pinatas, Free Drinks and Live MusicHappy Hour 5:30pm to 7:30pm Happy Hour 5:30pm to 7:30pm Happy Hour 5:30pm to 7:30pm Happy Hour 5:30pm to 7:30pm Happy Hour 5:30pm to 7:30pm every Friday Join us for Hump Day Happy Hour Hump Day Happy Hour Hump Day Happy Hour Hump Day Happy Hour Hump Day Happy Hour Wednesdays 5:00pm7:00pm with LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC LIVE MUSIC by James Malone James Malone James Malone James Malone James Malone Open for Lunch : 11:30am 3:00pm pen for Lunch : 11:30am 3:00pm pen for Lunch : 11:30am 3:00pm pen for Lunch : 11:30am 3:00pm pen for Lunch : 11:30am 3:00pm Bar Snacks & Burgers : 3:00pm 5:00pm Bar Snacks & Burgers : 3:00pm 5:00pm Bar Snacks & Burgers : 3:00pm 5:00pm Bar Snacks & Burgers : 3:00pm 5:00pm Bar Snacks & Burgers : 3:00pm 5:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm Phone : 367-3498 Phone : 367-3498 Phone : 367-3498 Phone : 367-3498 Phone : 367-3498 LIVE MUSIC BY tHUNDER FORCE EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS


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Page 16 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a week Happ Happ Happ Happ Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y y y y y Phone: (242) 367-2278 Resort Features:€ Spectacular 3-mile beach € Championship golf course € Marina-view restaurant & bar € Pool,tennis,watersports € 150-slip full-service marina € Diving,snorkeling & dive shop € Boat rentals,charters & guides € Hotel rooms,2 or 3 BR suites Treasure Cay Road (exit off Bootle Hwy) TREASURE CAYHOTEL RESORT & MARINA Hotel: 242-365-8801 Spinnaker Restaurant: 242-365-8469 Golf Course: 242-365-8045 Treasure Divers: 242-365-8465 Cherokee SoundShell Show Raises Funds for SchoolBy Mirella Santillo On April 15th Cherokee Sound held its annual shell show. Displayed in the W.W. Sands Community Center, hundreds of shells common and unusual captivated the attention of the shell collectors and others who attended the event. And many are the ones who attended went several times around the display tables. Many displays, judged by Kim Sands, Blaine Sweeting and David Ralph, won awards. Some won for the unusual size of the shells shown, such as the winner of the first and second place and best display. The best display comprised two huge and beautiful helmet conchs, two large queen conchs, an array of sea biscuits and sea urchins, shark eggs of the sea urchin family, tun shells, tulip shells and various types of large cowries. Some displays were awarded for the creativity of their display such as Mrs. Shirley Higgs, who made a Christmas tree topped with an angel out of scallops, star fish, tellins, urchins and more. A special award was given to Mrs. Peggy Albury for jewelry made with whelks. An honorable mention went to Mrs. Lee Pinder, the organizer of the show, for two assortments of sea scallops arranged under glass and framed. Other honorable mentions went to a huge sponge that belonged to Mr. Garth Russell and one to Mr. David Bethel for a shell framed mirror. The school children, helped by Mrs. Michelle Lowe, were given an award for their display of shells and drift wood. Outside on the school grounds under the shade of a spectacular poinciana tree and a huge almond tree that both must have seen many decades were crafts and food tables. The craft stand was packed with quilted items: a bed quilt, cushions, place mats and bags very colorfully and artistically created by Mrs. Corella Sands. Her husband, Mr. Stuart Sands, a retired carpenter, had built little houses to be used as bird feeders, little benches made as picture holders, all painted and decorated and reasonably priced, perfect gift items. The usual hamburgers and hot dogs were available with all the trimmings as well as a tasty mahi -mahi fish burger. Hazelnut and coconut rum cakes, packaged in a gift box could be bought along with spice sachets, dry soup condiments, pickled onions and Bahamian seasoning, all made by Mrs. Lee Pinder. South Abaco News Please see South Page 17 A display of sea shells, shell art work and crafts, and sea oriented craftwork attracted people to Cherokee Sound on April 15. This annual event raises money for the Cherokee Sound School. Roof repairs are not completed yet from hurricane damage and they hope to complete the work before any severe hurricanes threaten.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 P.O.BoxAB22275 Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Phone: 242-365-8500 Fax: 242-365-8501 E-mail: Craig@bahamabeachclub.comBroker Participation Invitedwww.BahamaBeachClub.comFor more information, see your Real Estate Professional or contact: Toll Free 800-284-0382 Best Beach in the CaribbeanŽCaribbean Travel &Life Magazine Visit Our On-Site Models Today! Phase1-4 SOLDOUT NowSellingonTreasureCay!BahamaBeachClub„Phase5 3&4Bedroom/3BathLuxuryBeachfrontCondominiums €Private Gated Community€Two Freshwater Pools & Spa€Designer Interiors Available€Optional Detached Garages€Local Bank Financing€Terrific Rental Income potential Treasure Cay Resort Area Amenities include:€Spectacular 31/2mile White Sand Beach€150 slip Marina for Yachts to140 feet€18 hole Championship Golf Course€Tennis, Snorkeling & Scuba Diving€Restaurants, Grocers & Duty Free Shopping€International Airport (6,500 foot runway)Residences from $742,500 plus closing costs J & J ELECTRIC BILL JOHNSTONMIKE JORGENSENELECTRICAL CONTRACTORSINDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS CELL: 242-357-6674 (BILL) • CELL: 242-477-5222 TEL: 242-367-5145 • FAX: 242-367-5144 P.O. BOX AB 20413 • MARSH HARBOUR • ABACO • BAHAMASE-mail: Please see South Page 16 The event, set in the sleepy and laid back settlement of Cherokee Sound, blessed with a beautiful sunny and mild weather, was a Bahamian experience at its best. The funds raised will all go to the school for repairs for the roof. The town is hopeful that the work on the roof can be completed before the bad months of hurricane season.Ritz-Carlton Is Partner with Abaco ClubThe Ritz-Cartton Hotel Company and Peter de Savary signed an agreement on April 20 that will mean that a Ritz Carlton affiliate will assume management of The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. This will go into effect on July 1, 2006. Mr. de Savary, Founder of the Abaco Club on Winding Bay will continue as Chairman of the Member’s Club. Under the terms of the agreement, RC Abaco Holding Company, Ltd. has become a 50 percent equity partner. The Ritz-Cartton Hotel Company is an award-winning hospitality organization that manages 61 hotels and resorts in North and South America, The Caribbean, Mexico, South Abaco News These beautiful shells, all found on Abaco, won the whole kit and kaboodle at the Fifth Annual Sea Shell Show and Exhibition in Cherokee Sound on April 15th. The near perfect Queen Helmut Conch Shell won First Place in the single shell category as well as The Best In Show 2006 Trophy. The King Conch Shell won Second Place in the single shell category and the extended display, including some very unusual sea urchin specimens that won the First Place Ribbon in the grouping category. These fantastic shells were found and entered in the show by Hartie Albury, local Cherokee Sound resident, construction worker, avid fisherman, an accomplished miniature boat builder and sometime beach scavenger. He is also a collector of old bottles and artifacts and has quite a collection of things he has found over the years. Congratulations, Hartie, and thank you for sharing your beautiful shells with us, if only for a day. Please see South Page 23 Remember to Buckle Up


Page 18 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Fine Dining Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere Relaxed Atmosphere For Reservations Call: (242) 367-2158 from 10:30am to 2:30pm $30.00 per person, Children under 12, 1/2 Price INCLUDES: All you can eat buffet, FREE Mimosa, FREE soft drinks, FREE Parking MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH SPECIAL Hotel LicensingMs. Monique Hepburn, Director of Hotel Licensing, explained that the mission of hotel licensing is to assure visitors that hotels are clean, safe and comfortable. It monitors the standards and collects a room tax and a hotel tax. Any accommodation with four or more bedrooms or 10 or more beds comes under the Hotel Licensing Authority. These include hotels, resorts, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and motels. She brought out the fact that it can be very difficult to recognize second homes that rent. Sometimes a location will have some short term and some long term rentals but be under a common management. Since 1996 the hotel licencing board has been decentralized. There are now boards in Nassau, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands. The boards can grant licenses, cancel, defer or transfer licences. They can also close a facility for non payment of the fees. The Hotel Licensing Board from Nassau makes an annual inspection of every facility the beginning of each year. The group includes people from Tourism, the Police, the Health Department and the Fire Department who check the facility for their specific area of expertise. They work with the administrators and request that local hotel licensing board members accompany them. The duties of the local government hotel licensing boards are to follow up on the initial inspection to make sure that the problems are solved and to see that the hotel taxes and room taxes are being paid in a timely manner. The annual hotel licencing fee is $3 per bedroom. The room tax is six percent of the total room rate collected. This is collected on complementary rooms as well. Even if there were no guests, each hotel must submit a monthly summary form. Mr. Cash would like to see trained hotel inspectors on Abaco. Local people supported him and felt that sometimes Nassau officials did not want to give up power to Family Island control. Mr. McKinney explained that the Local Government Act gave power to the local bodies but that sometimes they did not take advantage of the power. Tourism is our number one concern, and by using Nassau inspections we assure having one standard throughout the country. It is a fragile industry and needs to be protected. The power is slowly devolving, but not necessarily immediately. Sometimes it takes long for central government agencies to give up power. Central government offers free expertise for training in many areas. Some islands never get expertise. There needs to be a partnership between central government and the business community. He urged local government to take the power and use it. A question was asked about the status of Walker’s Cay. Mr. Rosie Curry, Chief Councillor for the Grand Cay District, said that the new owners have not closed on the sale. There is a lot of work to be done before the resort will be able to reopen because of the extensive damage from recent hurricanes. The new owners are already cleaning the island from the hurricane damage. Administrators were able to discuss problems with Nassau officials at the recent Local Government Seminar. Here Mr. Donald Cash of North Abaco, Mr. Roderick Bowe of South Abaco and Mr. Revis Rolle of Central Abaco talk with Mr. Anthony McKinney, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer Affairs and organizer of the Local Government Seminar. The two-day seminar was a training course for elected members and appointed board members. Also invited were heads of government agencies on Abaco. Councillors Were Urged to Unite for Improved Results Boats equipped with:VHF • Bimini Top • Cooler Anchor & Lines • Compass Dive Ladder • Life Jackets Paddle • Flares • Flashlight Fire Extinguisher • First Aid Kit30 Boats to Choose From All Meticulously MaintainedOur Customers Get Extra Attention W eekly Rates: 26’ Paramount$1295 23’ Albury Bros$1015 22’ Boston Whaler$ 945 20’ Albury/Hydra$ 910 18’ Privateer$ 665 Rates do not include gas Open 7 days 8am 5pmLocated in Hope Town & Marsh Harbour Call (242) 367-2513 • Fax (242) 367-2516


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Page 20 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Other TopicsMr. McKinney spoke on several topics that were useful to the group. He felt there is a need for further training. There are seven districts on Abaco of a total of 32 for all the Family Islands. Three are second schedule districts and four are third schedule districts. This means there are seven port authorities. He said that the only way for local government to work well is to have better trained people. Mr. McKinney reminded the group that they were elected to represent their towns, to make their communities better places and to improve the conditions. New developments are coming on stream and the role of local government can be key in making sure these development benefit the local communities. The councils should study ways that their constituencies can be benefitted. They need to develop a data base of available labour. If labour needs training, the Bahamas Technical and Vocation Institute could be contacted about offering training sessions on the island. Sometimes just six months of training can mean a better job. There will be a need for construction workers. After projects are in operation, there is a need for cooks and other skilled workers. He urged them to take full advantage of the opportunities that will be available. New development creates multiple effects. It opens up business opportunities for local residents to take advantage of. The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation and the Bahamas Development Bank are institutions on Abaco that will assist entrepreneurs to get started. BAIC helps self employed person to open viable small businesses. The Development Bank gives financial advice as well as providing start-up money. Mr. McKinney encouraged communities to have cultural events that would benefit the communities. Home comings, crab fests, regattas and other events generate economic activities that can bring economic gain to that area. Local government can partner with businesses to organize these events. He urged the local government persons to get to know key person in the Nassau in ministries that could be helpful such as the Ministry of Works. He suggested that they go in groups to meet with Transport or other ministries. There is a lot of expertise in Nassau that is available to guide local agencies. The preservation of the environment and historical sites is important. Educate the younger generation not to litter, to protect our trees and natural vegetation. Do not allow the destruction of our environment. The Bahamas has much land that can be put into cultivation. Food security is an important reason why there is a need for more farming to be undertaken. Cooperatives are one good way of coming together to build viable businesses. Marine resources are important factor in our community. There is a need to exploit the fisheries industry. Urban Renewal is actively working to relieve poverty. It involves young people and are getting them active to make communities better. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is training people on all the islands in responding to emergencies of all types. The training is up to international standards. The Family Island committees are doing a good job. All buildings needs to be up to the building code to resist storms. Persona should be trained in protocol procedures. Experts from Nassau can come for training. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be helpful in the protocol process when there are foreign government officials or their agents. There should be an islandwide local government association. At least one representative should attend from each council. Local government in The Bahamas seems to be operating better than some others in the Caribbean. This could be because it is not political. The seminar gave Nassau officials the chance to learn first hand about the problems facing local government persons on Abaco. Here Wayne Hall, Chief Councillor for the Hope Town District, is talking with Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer Affairs. Officials Must Operate with Transparency Blue Sky GALLERYOriginal Art Prints Framing Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal Artists Beth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn Rees Located Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B e s t s t y l e s a n d t h e B e s t p r i c e s i n T o w nI f y o u a r e l o o k i n g f o r u n i q u e f i n e f u r n i s h i n g s a n d h o m e d e c o r s t o p i n a n d g i v e u s a v is i t I F W E D O N  T S T O C K I T W E W I L L O R D E R I T102B Royal Harbour Village Marsh Harbour next to Java Coffee House Ph/Fax : 367-0329Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm Wednesday & Saturday 10am 2pmlFurniture traditional and contemporaryl Lamps lMirrors l Framed art lNatural Area Rugs l CandleslInterior Decorating Services lLayawayTurning Houses into Homes is our BusinessŽC l i p a n d S a v e 1 0 % O f f A l l F u r n i t u r e Capt. Cyril Roker, Assistant Port Controller for the Port Department, heads the Port Department on Abaco. The Port comes under the Ministry of Transport and Aviation. He is finding that dock owners are cooperative in paying their dock fees. One problem that he is concerned about is getting dock applications approved. They are recommended locally, then are sent to Nassau for approval which may take two to three years. There is a need for closer ties between the local authorities and central government. Linda (Boo) Leffler and Mary Petsock, a fire fighter, put together a tag sale on April 1st at the Jib Room. Marina members and guests had a bake sale with all proceeds going to the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department. We would like to thank Tom & Linda Leffler, of the Marsh Harbour Marina & Yacht Club (Jib Room Restaurant) for assisting. Ladies thank you all of the baked goods were yummy.• Members of the Art Guild donated 10% of profits • Jeep Byers print brought $300 • Marjolean Scott’s silk print brought $60 • Christine McCully Lighthouse coloring books • Cracker P’s one case of Hot Sauce • Stephen Chea brought two beautiful cakes by Elliot Sawyer of Treasure Cay auctioned • A generous second home owner donated $1500 The marina effort raised $3800THANK YOU FROM THE MARSH HARBOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTAPPRECIATION FROM THEMARSH HARBOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTHe gave the group an update on the barge grounded on the reef just south of Man-OWar. A crew is pumping the hull out and a tug is expected shortly. Dredging is going on at Angel Fish Point which concerns the people of North Abaco. They are upset that people get permissions in Nassau, completely bypassing local authorities. It seems that no one locally knows if they have the necessary permits or who issued the permits. They were told that they can ask to see the permit and can stop work if the project cannot show a permit. Dock Approvals May Take Two or More Years Green Turtle Cay’s Island Roots Heritage Festival on May 5-7


Page 22 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Open Monday Saturday : 9 am 6 pmPh: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F Ph: 367-2180 / F ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241 ax : 367-5241Queen Elizabeth Dr., Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay Shopping Centre, Treasure CayFinance ReportMs. Donna Delancy, Deputy Treasurer of The Bahamas, spoke to the group at length about local government finances. She began by explaining that local government allows the Family Island communities to make many local decisions. Previously, central government assumed that the islands needed to have these decisions made for them. This proved to be inefficient and ineffective. She emphasized that there needs to be a good working relationship between the councils and the administrators to function properly. It is a challenge to provide a system to sustain effective local government. The budget for the coming fiscal year is in process now and should be complete by the end of April when it is presented to Cabinet. After Cabinet approves it, it goes for final approval to the House. The budget shows the vision that the government has for the country. Any projects that the government undertakes need to be in harmony with the overall program for the country. The budget is supported by the funding that is collected. This funding needs to be collected diligently if we want sustainable development and reduced unemployment. Seventy percent of the countryÂ’s revenue comes from customs duties. International bodies are encouraging The Bahamas to develop ways of raising revenue other than through duties and studies are underway of other systems. First world countries are wanting to discourage investors from putting money into countries such as The Bahamas to escape taxation in their primary country. Revenue systems based on customs duties allows this to happen. One system being studied is the VAT or Value Added Tax. When Local Government was first instituted in 1996, the plan was considered to give the districts rebates on the monies their districts collected. However, Grand Bahama and Abaco were the only islands that collected substantial fees, about 90 percent of the fees collected. So the decision was made that districts would receive money from the general fund. Mrs. Delancy is encouraging various central government departments to visit the Family Islands to become familiar with the local situations. She feels that many need to realize that The Bahamas is not exclusively Nassau but includes all the islands. There is a need to change the mind set of many departments and visits to the Family Island can help. They need to visit before they can hear properly. No government body can open a bank account for any reason for the Bahamian government. The Minister of Finance has to authorize the opening or closing of any account. Local government bodies cannot overspend. If a project is underway at the end of a fiscal year, then the funds to complete the work are placed in a reserve account. These funds are accessed only by the Permanent Secretary and only with support documentation to assure that the work is done. Monies from all other government departments other that local government go back to the Treasury at the end of each fiscal year. Government has a purchase order system in place to assist in controlling expenses. It is required by law that all purchasing be approved prior to purchase with a signed purchase order. A question was raised about the Regatta Village at the Treasure Cay ferry dock. It was built for the All Abaco Regatta but that event is now scheduled to be held in Central Abaco this year. The person was concerned that quite a sum of money had been invested in the site but would now not be maintained. She was assured that Regatta Village will be maintained and will not be abandoned. Abaco will receive $30,000 for the sailing event. Local Government has taken the initiative to maintain Regatta Village with funding of $10,000 to $15,000. Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Consumer Affairs, explained that Bahamian work boat regattas now come under the Local Government Ministry rather than the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture as local government gives the town committees the duty of maintaining parks. All Abaco Revenue Goes to the Treasury The Chief Councillors for all seven Councils on Abaco attended the Local Government Seminar. They are shown here at the Awards Banquet held at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay on April 20. In the picture are, left to right, Mr. Floyd Johnson of t he Green Turtle Cay District, Mr. Roosevelt Curry of the Grand Cay District, Mr. Donald Cash, Administrator for North Abaco, Mr. Wayne H all of the Hope Town District, Mr. Roderik Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco, Mr. Harrison Thompson, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Rovel Roker of the South Abaco District, Mr. Tommy Dames of the MooreÂ’s Island District, Mr. Cubel Davis of the Central Abaco District, Mr. Steve Pedican of the North Abaco District and Mr. Revis Rolle, Administrator for Central Abaco.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: THE OUTBOARD SHOP Marsh Harbour, Abaco Tel 242.367.2703 Fax 242.367.3709 E-mail: theoutboardshop@abacoinet.comAuthorized Distributor Now In Stock Available Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Associated Dealers Throughout The Bahamas Dolphin MarineGreen T urtle Cay 242.365.4262 Island MarineP arrot Cay 242.366.0282 Roberts MarineGreen Turtle Cay242.365.4249 Sea Horse MarineHope Town242.365.0023 Fishermans MarineL ong Island 242.337.6226 Minns Watersports Exuma 242.336.2604 O.B.S. MarineF reeport 242.352.9246 Up to three year warranty • Extensive parts inventory Factory trained mechanics A COMPLETE LINE OF GROCERIESGreat Guana Cay, Abaco Mon Thurs • 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Closed Sundays & Holidays Tel: 365-5067 Fax: 365-5180 VHF ch. 16 Guana Harbour Grocery CaysFrom Page 7 The brilliant colors of native orchids, frangipanis, plumbago, sailor’s caps, birds of paradise, the Junkanoo dancers in bright costumes, the vivid turquoise of the marine scenes and the pastel shades of the cottages lining the sunbathed streets of the settlements jump at you from the wall of the formal room. A painter since early childhood, Mr. Lowe is a complete artist. He is as successful with portraits, landscapes, marine scenes as he is with flowers and gardens. The details in each painting are so accurate and the scene so real that you are tempted to lean and smell a flower or tell the man holding the glass buoy to be careful not to drop it. The gallery not only holds the paintings of Mr. Lowe but also numerous wonderful bronzes by sculptor James Mastin. As part of the present show are 16 paintings of native flowers that are the templates for a new issue of Bahamian stamps to be inaugurated in July. The artist himself will be your host from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., or will meet you by appointment at any other time. He can be contacted at 365 4264. Whether an art lover or a collector your visit to Alton Lowe’s gallery will be a memorable experience. BBCFrom Page 11 mopeds, golf carts, boat rentals, beauty parlours, shops and restaurants within Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay while some make use of the ferries to visit Hope Town, Man-O-War and Guana Cay where Nippers is a special favourite. Many local residents benefit from the need for extra employment which is created in all departments of the resort during the tournaments and are called back from year to year. Mr. Neophytou states that he employs up to 20 extra full-time staff during this time each year. Extra persons are employed for the front desk since, as one employee puts it, “the phone rings off the hook during the tournaments.” Nine persons are hired as banquet staff and others as dock hands and ground staff. Boat owners also hire locals as boat cleaners. Many of the crews aboard the fishing boats are from Abaco In addition to the immediate monetary boost to the economy, much far reaching valuable exposure is gained for the islands of Abaco from these tournaments as they are widely advertised abroad and covered by major sport fishing publications such as Billfishing Magazine Please see South Page 17 Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. These include private homes, a part ownership of the Ritz-Carlton Club, golf communities, spa and wellness facilities and restaurants led by noted chefs. The Ritz-Carlton name is recognized around the world for providing the finest levels of guest service. The Abaco Club, about 20 miles south of Marsh Harbour on the way to Cherokee Sound, is an exclusive golf course and sporting retreat. Luxuriously appointed cottages and other real estate choices provide a setting for members to enjoy the world’s first Scottish style links golf course in the tropics. A clubhouse, spa, tennis courts, fitness and equestrian center offer recreational opportunities which compliment the club’s magnificent two-mile pristine white sand beach. The club has its own dock and mooring facilities for member’s pleasure boats.Residents Patch RoadsResidents of Bahama Palm Shores keep busy maintaining their subdivision. Here they are shown patching the potholes in their road. Cancer Society Thrift ShopOpen Third Saturday 9 a.m. -12 Noon


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Call for information and a quote, B & V Plaza Don MacKay B lvdT T T T T el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 el: 36 7 7 7 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F 798 F ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 ax: 36 7 7 7 7 7 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 .5098 ARAWAK AGENCYC U S T O M S B R O K E R S Air & Sea Shipping Customs Clearance Freight Forwarding Transportation & Logistics Services Ship AgenciesFor More Information:Tel: (242) 367-2089 Fax: (242) 367-2530Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasVisit our office on Front Street One Call Does It AllŽ family. My former co-workers at BBC continue to compliment me by saying how happy and contented I look, and they are right. Joining Baker’s Bay Club, however, did not come without challenges. I did gain 20 pounds. I would like to publicly thank Discovery Land company for coming to my country and providing opportunities for Bahamians who want to be more than just average and who want to be a part of something magical. I hereby again extend an invitation to anyone who wants to know what Baker’s Bay Club is all about to accept this offer. and come for a tour. Let the truth be known and told. Thank you for your time and this opportunity to provide a glimpse of what Baker’s Bay really means for me, Abaco, and my country. Sincerely, Eban Q. Hanna, Engineer Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean ClubResigned to ChangesDear Editor, Thank you for allowing me space in your paper. In the last couple of years I have read a number of stories in Bahamian newspapers in which Bahamians are expressing great upset over a very real issue, an issue often (and understandably) referred to as “the foreign invasion.” These stories have been of interest to me because in 1994 I noticed my island home of Hope Town was beginning to change. One day I noticed a sign about a Town Meeting that was being held to discuss the building of a pavilion on public land near the parking lot in front of the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. The pavilion was to serve as a place to have concerts and to provide shelter from the weather for people waiting for the ferry boat. Sounded like a good idea until I discovered that the idea for this pavilion belonged to a group of second home owners. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around the idea that second home owners were actually trying to debate/discuss what could be built on Bahamian Crown Land. Further to that, when I approached the leader of the group, he elaborated on the idea and started to share a list of performers that he thought could come to the pavilion. There wasn’t a Bahamian or any Bahamian music on his list…umm…the anger really started to boil inside me. I had lived in Hope Town for 26 years; both of my grandparents were born in the settlement of Hope Town and their parents before them. Because of my strong heritage I had developed a lot of pride for Hope Town. This was my island, how on earth could non-Bahamians start having Town Meetings to decide what was going to happen in my community? Honestly, I was beyond angry; it all cut so deeply into my soul. With heritage as my sword and shield, my brother and I hit the pavement and got a petition signed by our fellow Bahamians—and we put a stop to that pavilion. We got those signatures by making two arguments: one, the leader of the second-home owner group had written and produced a compact disc of songs describing local situations like, for example, the experience of riding the Hope Town ferry. No one minded that a non-Bahamian had done this. What we did not like was the idea of his and his group now attempting to build a pavilion to showcase music because, without fail, some of these concerts would have showcased his music. The second part of our argument focused on the proposed location of the pavilion: Crown Land. We said that if the second-home owners want a pavilion, then we think they should buy a piece of private land and put their pavilion there. The pavilion was never built. So we stopped the pavilion, but I still felt angry. And the anger stayed with me until I discovered its true source. One afternoon I was sharing my story with a cousin and, ironically, we were standing on the Crown Land where they had wanted that pavilion. He said something to me that I have never forgotten and have repeated many times, “DP, there is no stopping the almighty dollar.” And that was IT, I completely realized what was happening. This wasn’t about a pavilion; it was about the changes taking place to Hope Town, the new houses, the new faces, and with them the new and different ideas that come with them. For the past 12 years I have been trying to cope with the changes that have come, the changes that I couldn’t stop. And, it has NOT been easy. So I am trying to accept the things I cannot change, and I am trying to find the courage to change the things I can while asking God to grant me the wisdom to know the difference. I think some of the changes that non-Bahamians have brought us have been good, in some cases, even great. Yet, I also think some of the changes that have come have not been good. So I just try to deal with it as best I can. One of the ways that I deal with it is by remembering that this issue is occurring all over the world. Today’s news from almost every country shows that people are crossing borders from country to country and almost everyone is feeling the change of having new and different people in their hometowns. So, now what? Seems to me, only God has the answer. And time will show whether we as the human race can learn to live together while overlooking nationality, race and different ideas. Deb “DP” Patterson More Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 Friends of the Environment Invites you to Native Plant Expo Special Guest SpeakerEach attendee will be give one native tree to plant or replace an invasive on your property. When:Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 10:00 amWhere:Friends of the Environment Office(Above Doug’s Place and Abacom in Marsh Harbour) Come and see what you can do to prevent plants like this invading YOUR Abaco Natural habitats. Come and do your part in ERADICATING INVASIVE SPECIES on Abaco By Samantha V. Evans Many persons on Abaco have been asking the question, “What is urban renewal?” The answer to this question is as follows: Urban Renewal is the transformation of a community’s environment and the changing of the residents’ mindset so that communities can be changed for good. Hence, communities could be safer and healthier. This new department on Abaco, headed by Ms. Elaine Martinborough, seeks to change the mind set of individuals so that each member of a community will embrace a sense of community. Urban Renewal raises the awareness about many activities whether they are a social or cultural process. It seeks to erase inequality of living standards, employment opportunities and education in the country. Urban Renewal assists with the removal of derelict vehicles, demolition and removal of dilapidated buildings, and oversees the cleanup of overgrown properties. It transforms the views held by local residents of the police, and as a result residents are more willing to cooperate and assist the police. The Urban Renewal Department works with other government agencies including Social Services, Police Officers, Environmental Health and community volunteers. Task Force is the collective term used to describe the holistic approach to dealing with the problems of poverty and deprivation in lower income “urban” areas of the country. Also urban renewal incorporates self-empowerment programs into its portfolio. The activities of the Urban Renewal Office in Marsh Harbour to date are as follows: • Held a domestic violence and child abuse seminar for females • Conducted fire prevention and fire safety seminars in the Mud and Pigeon Peas. This was done in conjunction with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services and the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Service. • Launched a Boys’ Club at Abaco Central High School. This is being done by Cpl. Minnis and P/C Ellis • Launched a Reading Competition for Girls at Central Abaco Primary • Launched an Out Island Carpenters and Affiliates program The Urban Renewal Department is on the move and with the help of every resident in the various communities in this district, each program can have a positive effect on every man, woman and child in Abaco. Urban Renewal Works to Improve Communities Remember to Buckle Up


Page 26 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Area Code 242 unless listed otherwiseIsland-wide Abaco ListingsAbaco Vacations + 800-633-9197 Bahamas Vacations + 800-462-2426 Abaco Bound + 242-367-5576Casuarina PointDifferent of Abaco8 rm 20 cott366-2150CherokeeLee Pinder + 3 hse366-2053Grand CayRosieÂ’s Place352-5458Green Turtle CayCocobay Cottages6 cott365-5464 Island Properties +34 hse365-4047 New Plymouth Inn9 rm365-4161 Ocean Blue Properties +30365-4636 Roberts Cottages3 cott365-4105Guana CayDolphin Bch Resort4 rm 10 cott.365-5137 Donna Sands +12 hse365-5195 Guana Beach Resort6 units365-5133 Guana Seaside8 rm 7 cott365-5106 Harbour View Haven365-5028 Ocean Frontier 519-389-4846 Sea Shore Villas365-5028 WardÂ’s Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil6 rm 1 cott366-0003 Crystal Villas 6 villas 321-783-4576 Elbow Cay Prop +53 hse366-0035 Hope T Harb Lodge 25 rm366 0095 Hope T Hideaways +63 hse366-0224 Hope T Villas + 3 hse366-0030 Lighthouse Rentals 4 cott366-0154 Sea Gull Cottages +3 hse366--0266 Sea Spray Resort5 villas366-0065 Tanny Key +43 hse366-0053 Turtle Hill4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 SchoonerÂ’s Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 AlesiaÂ’s 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 DÂ’s Guest House6 rms 3367-3980 Great Abaco Club + 12 hse367-4151 Island Breezes Motel8 rms367-3776 Lofty Fig Villas6 eff367-2681 Pelican Beach Villas6 cott367-3600 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns) 32 effic367-2227MooreÂ’s IslandMooreÂ’s Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishaÂ’s Resort366-4139 Pete & GayÂ’s Resort14 rm366-4119 RickmonÂ’s Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club365-8500 Island Dreams + 45 hse365-8507 Treasure Cay Resort95 rms365-8801Wood CayTangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222Web Sites with Abaco Information http.// + agents with multiple cottages and houses Rev. 29 Aug 05 SidÂ’s Food StoreGroceries Toiletries SouvenirsServing New plymouth and the entire Green Turtle Cay Area. Fresh Fruits & Vegetables. Frozen Meat. Dry and Canned Goods. Homemade BreadsWIDE SELECTION FAST EFFICIENT SERVICE Located Near Town Dock, New Plymouth, Green Turtle CayTel: (242) 365-4055 Notice of RaceThe 16th annualHomer Lowe Memorial RegattaScheduled for May 13, 2006Sailing Venue:In the Harbour of Marsh Harbour Lunch:Snappas Grill, Marsh Harbour, Abaco Sunfish Class:Open to all sailors Optimist Class: Pre-registration only, please Entry feeBah $70 plus ISCA Membership Bah $8 Entry fee includes lunch at Snappas E-mail to pre-register: SkippersÂ’ meeting:0930 am Snappas ****Please be on time for SkippersÂ’ Meeting Bring your own boat First race warning 1045 am Six races scheduled weather permitting Trophy Presentation to follow at Snappas, May 13, 2006 For information, call Jim Kaighin 1-242-367-3086 Construction Continues on Solid Waste Landfill Central government is building solid waste landfills on several islands including Abaco. Waste from the entire island will be trucked to this site for disposal. The site is in a hilly area inland from Snake Cay and was supposed to be operational by the end of 2005. No date has been announced for the completion of this facility. Bahamas Hot Mix has done much of the preparatory work. Eventually large trenches will be dug, then lined with impermeable material to contain all waste material. When a trench is filled, it will be covered with fill. This will eliminate the burning of garbage. The road from Spring City to Snake Cay is in the lower right and is paved to the new facility. Located: Queen Elizabeth Drive Marsh Harbour, Abaco Phone: 242-367-3007 Fax: 242-367-3839 Email: -Wireless Internet Access Dial-up Internet Access -Internet Caf (use your own computer or ours ) -Coffee Bar! WWW.ABACOINET.COM


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 Dive Shops Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour.........367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh H.367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................... 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay....365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures................365-8111 Brendal’s Dive, Green T. Cay.......365-4411 Dive Guana..................................365-5178 Man-O-Wa r Dive Shop.............365-6013 Bikes & Scooters • Boats • Cars & Carts Rentals Marsh Harbour A & P Car Rentals..............................367-2655 Bargain Car Rentals..........................367-0500 Blue Wave Boat Rentals....................367-3910 Concept Boat Rentals.......................367-5570 Laysue Boat Rentals.........................367-4414 Pier One Boat Rentals.......................367-3587 Power Cat Boat Rentals....................367-4620 Rainbow Boat Rentals.......................367-4602 Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars367-4643 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................367-2742 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................367-2513 Sea Star Car Rentals.........................367-4887 Wilmac Car Rentals.......367-4970 or 367-4313 Green Turtle Cay Bay Street Rentals............477-5300 365-4070 C & D Cart Rental..............................365-4084 D & P Cart Rental..............................365-4655 Donnie’s Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cat’s Paw Boat Rentals.....................366-0380 Hope Town Cart Rentals....................366-0064 Island Cart Rentals............................366-0448 Island Marine Boat Rentals...............366-0282 Sea Horse Boat Rentals....................366-0023 Sea Spray Resort Boat Rentals.........366-0065 T & N Cart Rentals............................366-0069 Treasure Cay Alison Car Rent.................................365-8193 Cas’s Carts........................................365-8771 Claridge’s Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Rich’s Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown • Daily unless notedAlbury’s Ferry Service • Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 • VHF Ch. 16Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach7:15 9 am 10:30 12:15 pm 2 4 5:45 9+ 10:45+ Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm 3 4 5 6:15 9:45+ 11:30+Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 20 minute trip from Crossing Beach10:30 am 12:15 pm2:30* (M-Sat) 4 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* (M-Sat) 4:30 Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) 40 min. from Conch Inn 6:45am‡ 10:301:30 pm 3:30 5:45 Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 6:30Same day fare • Adult oneway $15 / Round Trip $20 • Kids 6-11 half fare Free under 6‡ From Union Jack Dock Except holidays + Hope Town late trips Fri & Sat onlyGreen Turtle Ferry • Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 • VHF Ch 16Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay Airpor t 8 am 9 11 12:15 1:30 3 4:30 Treasure Cay Airport to Green Turtle Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5One way adult $7 (Children $3) • Round trip $12 Extra to some destinationsAbaco Adventures • Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25 call for timePinder’s Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean’s Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLean’s Town to Crown Haven Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm Fare $45 OW / $90 RT • Children half fare • Call Abaco 365-2356 for information Bus between Freeport and McLean’s Town • Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 Wednesday, Friday & Sunday • Lv Sandy Point for Nassau • Adults $90 RT, $50 OWIslander Express Bus M Harbour & Sandy Point -call 366-4444 or 457-9958Enovahs Bus Service Hourly bus through Murphy Town, Dundas Town & Marsh Harbour to Ferry dock. Spring City early morning & late afternoon.The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour bus to N Abaco • Call 367-2165 Lv Marsh H. 5 am & 12:30 pm, connect with ferry to Grand Bahama & bus to Freeport Lv Crown Haven 9:30 am & 5:30 pm bringing ferry passengers to Marsh Harbour From Freeport take cruise ship to Ft. Lauderdale or ferry to West Palm Beach Sandy Point Patrick Roberts ....366-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......366-4107 Floyd Burrows .....366-4175 Links Adderly .......366-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....366-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........375-8068 Terrance Davis ....367-4464 Buddy Pinder .......366-2163 Justin Sands .......367-3526 Danny Sawyer .....367-3577 Jay Sawyer .........367-3941 Man-O-War David Albury ........365-6059Bonefish GuidesCrossing Rocks Tony Russell ...........366-3259 Cherokee Theodore Sawyer .... 366-2111 Will Sawyer ............. 366-2177 Marty Sawyer .......... 366-2115 Noel Lowe ...............366-2107 Junior Albury ............366-3058 Randy Sawyer .........366-2284 Hope Town Maitland Lowe .........366-0234 North Abaco O’Donald McIntosh..477-5037 Pope McKenzie .......477-5894 Orthnell Russell .......365-0125 Alexander Rolle .......365-0120 Edward Rolle ...........365-0024 Green Turtle Cay Ronnie Sawyer. .......365-4070 Jeff Survance ...........365-4040 Ricky Sawyer ...........365-4261 Visitors’ Guide Restaurants • Services • Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only ‡ Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Gino’s ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamie’s Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pop’s Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodilly’s.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merle’s................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Cap’n Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbour’s Edge............. $$.............366-0087 H T Harbour Lodge.......$$$.............366-0095 Munchies..........................$.....+....366-0423 Sea Spray.......................$$ .....‡....366-0065 Man-O-War Pavilion .............................$.............365-6185 Hibiscus.............................................365-6380 Island Treats Snack Bar....................365-6501 Guana Cay Blue Water Grill............$$$.............365-5230 Guana Seaside.............$$$.............365-5106 Nippers.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florence’s Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudson’s Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Traveller’s Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harvey’s Island Grill.......$$.............365-4389 Laura’s Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntosh’s Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Rooster’s Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big J’s...............................$.............366-4020 Nancy’s............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Everyone reads The Abaconian Abaco Chamber of Commerce 367-5822 • Fax 367-5823 • Use Abaco area code 242 unless listed otherwise Please bring errors & revisions to our attention Emergency ServicesPolice Marsh Harbour 367-2560 The following services are provided by volunteers Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000 Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935 Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16 Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133 Fire Man-O-War 365-6911 BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16 Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbou r 367-3752 Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749 Medical Services Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour.367-2295 Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic............367-0020 Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049 Government Clinic Marsh Harbour........367-2510 Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay...................365-8288 Government Clinic Cooper‘s Town.........365-0300 Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay.....365-4028 Government Clinic Hope Town...............366-0108 Government Clinic Sandy Point.............366-4010 Government Clinic Fox Town.................................Rev 21 Apr 06Compliments of The Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walker’s Cay Walker’s Cay -................................. Closed Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...............45......F....365-4200 Green Turtle Club.....32......F....365-4271 Black Sound Marina.15..............365-4531 Other Shore Club......12......F....365-4195 Abaco Yacht Service10......F....365-4033 Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Marina150......F....365-8250 Man-O-War Man-O-War Marina...26......F....365-6008 Marsh Harbour Boat Harbour Marina183......F....367-2736 Conch Inn.................75......F....367-4000 Harbour View Marina36......F....367-2182 Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700 Hope Town Hope Town Marina....16..............366-0003 Hope Town Hideaways.................366-0224 Lighthouse Marina......6......F....366-0154 Sea Spray.................50......F....366-0065 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay Marina.75......F....365-0083 Guana Cay Orchid Bay................32......F....365-5175Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour Tours & Excursions Abaco Island Tours • Marsh Harbour .......... 367-2936 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope Town ..... 366-0024 Excursion boat • Froggies • Hope Town ..... 366-0431 Airlines Serving AbacoAbaco Air Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is ....... 367-2266 Air Florida Ft. Lauderdale .................................. 367-5599 Air Sunshine Ft. Lauderdale .............................. 367-2800 American Eagle Miami....................................... 367-2231 Bahamasair Nassau,W. Palm B, Ft Laud .......... 367-2095 Continental Connection Miami Ft. Laud and W Palm Beach ........................ 367-3415 Fla Coastal Airlines Vero B & Ft Lauderdale..... 367-0179 Island Express Ft Lauderdale...................... .... 367-0169Major’s Air Service Freeport ............................... 367-4826 Southern Air Nassau .......................................... 367-2498 Twin Air Calypso Fort Lauderdale ...................... 367-0140 USAir Ft. Laud and W. Palm Bch ...................... 367-2231 Vintage Props & Jets New Smyrna B. ............... 367-4852 Yellow Air Taxi Ft Lauderdale ..................... 954-359-0292 Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida Abaco Air .............................................................. 367-2266 Cherokee Air Charters .......................................... 367-2089 Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers Plus extra for each passengers above two • Between Marsh Harbour Airport and : Ferry Dock or Murphy Town to Ammons Dr ...........$12 + $3 Bristol Cellers thru A. Beach Hotel or Gov’t dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyer’s Market..........$10 + $2 Gov’t Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 6 + $2 Gov. freight dock through Dundas Town................$10 + $3 Murphy Town to Shell Sta......................................$14 + $4 Pelican Shores to Frankie Russel house ...............$14 + $4 Eastern Shores to Peas & Rice house..................$14 + $4 Beyond Russell house or Peas & Rice house.......$16 + $5 Great Cistern ..........................................................$20 + $5 Spring City ..............................................................$15 + $5 Snake Cay ............................................................$35 + $10 Treasure Cay .......................................................$60 + $ 10 Casuarina Point ....................................................$60 + $10 Treasure Cay Airport or Bah Palm Shores.........$70 + $ 10 Little Harbour or Cherokee ...................................$80 + $10 Crossing Rocks ..................................................$100 + $10 Sandy Point ........................................................$135 + $10 • Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wally’s & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomon’s Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Gov’t dock ........................$ 6 + $3 Government Freight Dock .......................................$ 7 + $3 Gov.Clinic, W. Auto or Nat. Insurance.....................$ 9 + $3 Mother Merle restaurant .........................................$10 + $3 Waiting time $20 per hour, $10 per half hour Children under three free • Caged pets as people Luggage $1.00 each over four, Surf boards $4.00 ea. • Between Treasure Cay Airport and: Effective 13 Nov 05Treasure Cay Resort ..............................................$20 + $5 Madeira Park ..........................................................$14 + $4 Green Turtle Cay ferry d ock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joe’s Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Cooper’s Town...................................$37 + $5 Cedar Harbour ........................................................$55 + $5 Wood Cay ...............................................................$60 + $5 Mount Hope ........................................................... $65 + $5 Fox Town................................................................ $70 + $5 Crown Haven ..........................................................$75 + $5 Marsh Harbour Airport ..........................................$75 + $10 T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour............................. $65 + $10 T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24).........$18 + $ 5 T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles.................................$22 + $5 T C Hotel to Joe’s Creek ........................................$35 + $5 T C Hotel to Moxey .................................................$16 + $5 T C Hotel to Banyan Bch Club XX........................... $6 + $3 Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport.................. $75 + $10 Points of InterestAlbert Lowe Museum...........................Green Turtle Cay Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibitsGreen Turtle Cay Memorial Sculpture Garden.............. Green Turtle Cay Wyannie Malone Historical Museum............Hope Town Elbow Cay Light Station...............................Hope Town Walk to & swim onMermaid Reef off M Harbour Pelican Shore Drive to & swim in Blue Hole off Treasure Cay farm road Open Nights OnlyTo Abaco by land and sea from Florida • Take Discovery Cruise Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale or CloudX ferry (866-4733779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport •Bus to McLeans Town • Ferry to Crown Haven • Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour •Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock • Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay


Page 28 The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Solomons SuperCenter Nathan Key Drive € Marsh Harbour, Abaco 242-367-2601/2 Mon-Thur: 8am-7pm, Fri & Sat: 8am-8pm, Sun: 8am-2pm Solomons Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Shopping Centre € Treasure Cay, Abaco 242-365-8350 Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm & Sun: 9am-1pm Cost Right Abaco Don MacKay Blvd. € Marsh Harbour, Abaco. 242-367-2020/8 &fax:242-367-2242 Mon-Sat: 8am-6pm One little card. So many uses.The perfect gift. For anyone. Anytime. Anywhere. the gift card Your own debit card:Use the gift card to budget your grocery spending. Put whatever amount you want on the card and redeem it whenever you need to, on whatever you want.Your convenience card:Put money on the gift card and donate to a special causeƒ or let someone else do your shopping.


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, MAY 1st, 2006 Students Visit Museums and Marine Center Hope Town Students Viewed the King Tut Show in Fort LauderdaleBy Candace Key Grades 5 and 6 of the Hope Town School usually tour a different Bahamian island each spring as their class trip. Each island we have visited holds special lifelong memories for us. However, this spring we deviated from the norm when we heard that the fabulous King Tut exhibit would be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It took much planning and work by several class mothers including Cha Boyce, Jane Patterson and Ana Albury and the teacher, Candace Key, but we all looked excitedly to the date of the trip with great anticipation. The trick was to balance a lot of museum visits interspersed with active kid “stuff,” shopping and several movies to make it a success. We all flew to West Palm Beach and bunked at Mrs. Key’s condo in Jupiter which was used as the jump off spot each day. Follow us as we relive our trip for you.Loggerhead Marine Life Center Juno Beach, FloridaBy Aly Boyce The first morning of our trip we visited Loggerhead Marine Life Center. It is a place where turtles are taken when they are injured ov sick to be rehabiliThe fifth and sixth grade students of the Hope Town School make a trip each spring, usually to another Family Island. But this year the group visited the King Tut display on tour in the United States. They also went to several other attractions in South Flori da. They enjoyed the sea life displays at Loggerhead Marine Life Center. Behind the students is a preserved leatherback turle shell whic h is the rarest and largest of sea turtles. A few of these inhabit The Bahamas. Please see School Page 2 Taylor University Choir Sang at Awards Ceremony A choir from Taylor University visited Abaco on March 28-31. They sang at the Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Students held at New Vision Ministries on March 30. The group was on Grand Bahama prior to their first visit to Abaco and came on Pinder’s Ferry from McLean’s Town. During their time here they held workshops with church choirs at the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Treasure Cay and New Vision Ministries in Marsh Harbour. There was enough free time for them to visit Green Turtle Cay, Hope Town and Man-O-War. They enjoyed their time on Abaco and are hoping to return. They found Abaco people very hospitable. Taylor University is an evangelical, interdenominational Christian liberal arts college with two campuses in Indiana. Hurricane Damaged Doors Are Being Repaired The roofs and the large doors on the freight warehouses at the freight dock in Marsh Harbour were badly damaged by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in September 2004. The roof repairs on the international warehouse have finally be made. Shown here is Rudy McKinney of the Abaco R & R Roofing company of Treasure Cay replacing one of the doors on the domestic warehouse. He previously replaced the doors on the international warehouse.Customs is pleased that the work will be completed before hurricane season begins again in one month. Electricity in both building is still off. By Jennifer Hudson A stunning new lady has recently taken up residence at the Conch Inn dock in Marsh Harbour. She is Baker’s Bay’s new motor yacht Discovery designed by naval architect, Ward Setzer and, as Eric Sorensen aptly describes this deep red beauty in Yachting Magazine she is “drop dead gorgeous, with an exterior matched by an interior just as impressive.” Capt. Perry Thomas and First Mate Anwar Moss are proud to be at the helm of this beautiful new cruiser which was built for its original owner in 2001 at a cost of $7 million. It was bought by the Discovery Land Company, developers of Baker’s Bay, in 2005 for the purpose of carrying prospective homeowners and clients to its development on Guana Cay. Many of the people who come to view the development at Baker’s Bay are members of Discovery Land’s other clubs throughout the United States. They are able to stay on the Discovery if accommodations on Baker’s Bay are full and sometimes clients ask to do so just for the experience of staying on this beautiful yacht. The Discovery also at times takes guests and clients on evening cruises when the company chef comes on board to prepares the meal. The distance of nine miles from the Conch Inn dock over to Baker’s Bay takes 25 minutes and clients are sometimes picked up from Hope Town and Treasure Cay. The boat goes out most days and sometimes up to three times a day. Discovery has an overall length of 77.4 feet, a draft of 4 and a half feet and beam of 18 foot 2 inches. It holds 1,775 gallons of Local Crew Is Given Command of M/V Discovery Please see Baker’s Bay Page 12


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Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive Call for Info Little Orchard Triplex Two, 1 bed, 1 bath apartments One, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, central air, fully furnished. Price $440,000 Sweeting Tract Lot 90 x 100 UNDER CONTRACT Bahama Palm Shores 3 lots UNDER CONTRACT Regattas Units Rentals Daily, Weekly, Monthly HIGH ROCK Beautiful waterfront home 4 bed / 4 bath on two acres of nicely landscaped property, swimming pool, fully furnished, boat house and dock, fantastic views EXCLUSIVE Price upon inquiry P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone : 242-367-4962E-mail: or leslie@landandsearealty.comIf We Don’t Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubber’s Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE 10 years in the out islandsby Under the Palms(203) visit our site at louiesseasidevillas.comvisit some of our clients schoonerslanding.comWeb sites starting at$600 We contacted Under the Palms to develop a new web site for us within 3 months it was up and running. With over 50 pages and close to 300 pictures, that was a lot of work to accomplish in a short period of time. We are extremely happy with the result, they know and love the Abacos and that comes across in their workŽ. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at “A Unisex Salon”Ofra Cosmetics • Acrylic Nails Hair Braiding Matrix, Nexus and Paul Mitchell Products and Accessories Elaine Summerville, Manager Monday Saturday • 9am 5pm In Memorial Plaza • 367-3623 tated. People sometimes see them while they are out in their boats or sometimes they are found on the beach. We learned that most turtles there are loggerheads and most of their sicknesses are caused by their eating our garbage thrown overboard or from discarded fishing lines thrown away in the sea. Some get bitten by sharks, too. The center has a room that has a lot of examples of types of turtles, turtle eggs and all kinds of sea life exhibits. Then you go into a yard where they have large plastic tanks with the sick and injured turtles in them. Our class “adopted” a little turtle names Jonah It got that name because a year ago a fisherman was cleaning a fish he had caught in the ocean, and Jonah was found in the fish’s stomach still alive! Jonah is really growing and will be released as soon as he can take care of himself. When you donate money to “adopt” a turtle, the center has money to help more turtles. After we left there, we went to Fun Depot to have more fun!Fun DepotBy Ricardo Cunningham We drove to West Palm Beach to the Fun Depot Center It is a huge building that could be a casino, but it is really a huge arcade for kids or adults. We had so much fun playing games and driving the go carts around the track. Everyone drove the carts as much as they could. We won a lot of prizes playing the games. If you ask me, this was the most fun part of the trip!Masa’s Sagami RestaruantBy Ben Patterson We had a special treat on the second night we went to this great restaurant where they cooked the food right in front of your table on a metal grill called a hibachi. Some people got sushi and we all got really different foods that were delicious. The fun part was the chefs all did tricks with the food. They used these metal spatulas to flip eggs in the air and catch them on their hats! When they got ready to break the eggs on the grill, they flipped them out of their hats and the eggs landed on the edge of the spatulas and broke on the grill. It was so neat! Another trick they did was to cut the onions up into rings and pile them up like a volcano. Then they poured special oil in the middle and lit them they looked just like a volcano. It was a great place to go.Florida Historical Museums and Treasure MuseumBy Bronson Roberts We toured a neat museum that showed us the history of Florida and all about the life of the early settlers. It told about the Indians that lived in the southern part of Florida; they were called the Seminoles. We saw the clothes they wore and the things they used to hunt in the swamps. It showed how the early settlers built the railroads and what type of mail and phone service they had so far away from the other states. In another part of the museum they had a really neat Treasures-from-the-Deep Exhibit. That exhibit showed great buried treasure found off the coast of Florida. A lot of it was 400-800 years old. We saw sword handles, Civil War weapons, coins, carved ivory jewelry, pieces of pottery, vases and a lot of valuable things they dove up. The Jupiter lighthouse is on the same property School News SchoolFrom Page 1 Please see School Page 4 Grade six students from Hope Town School, Laura, Mauria and Aly, gaze into the eyes of an injured loggerhead at Juno Beach’s Loggerhead Park Marine Life Center Turtle Hospital. The students visited the center on their recent school trip to South Florida.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 B TREASURE CAY #2407 Prime development. Ten acre property with 460 feet waterfront, including a 120 foot beach. Four Bed 2 Bath cottages. Dev elopment potential as a marina, resort or fishing lodge. Price upon request. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “RUBY’S LOVE” #3028 Comfortable 3 Bed, 2 Bath family home 5 minutes from Treasure Cay’s world famous white powder sandy beach. Needs some TLC but is fully furnished. $205,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “BEACH VILLA 715” #3076 Cozy 2 Bed, 2 Bath villa on beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Great family home, or vacation rental. Magnificent sunrises & sunsets at your doorstep! Won’t last long. $460,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “SERENITY HOUSE ” #1660 Modern 5,600 sq.ft. 2 storey 4 Bed 4.5 Bath CBS home. Incredible ocean views from every room. 2 expansive lots with 290 ft. oceanfront. Newly refurbished, turn-key estate $4,900,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “SANDY SHORES” #2934 Beautifully laid out 3 Bed 2.5 Bath family home. This two storey home features an elevator and spacious living areas. Enjoy panoramic 360 degree views & serene ambience. $1,700,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “HILLTOP ESTATES” #2115 Hilltop 3 Bed 2 Bath home located 60 feet above sea level with scenic views. The five acre property features hundreds of fruit bearing trees, hillside cottage and double carport. $650,000. Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “HOMESWEET HOME” #3032 Package deal with 2 deeded parcels of land. 1 vacant lot & a spacious 2 Bed, 2 Bath home on the other lot, together 1/2 acre. Fully furnished & with A/C, heating, & ceiling fans. $350,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TREASURE CAY “CROSSWINDS” #2516 4 Bed 3 Bath 2,800 sq. ft. family home and apartment. Located in multi-millionaire neighbour-hood. Family room, 2 central A/C’s, 2 generators, 2 fresh water wells and garden. $820,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TILLOO CAY “HUNKALOO” #2724 Beautiful waterfront property with 2 Bed 2 Bath home & a 1 bed 1bath guest house. Two + acres that are Sea to Sea with protected docking on the Sea of Abaco. $995,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 TREASURECAY “GARDEN VILLA 675” #3072 Charming 2 beds 2 Bath villa on a corner lot, just one minute from beautiful Treasure Cay beach. Great rental oppurtunity or family retreat. Community pool. Very private. $300,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 SUGAR LOAF CAY ““PARROT POINT” Unique 4.96 acre property. Private marina with 278 lineal feet of dock space. 5 water cisterns, electricity, telephone, furnished main house & guest cottage. US$4,000,000. #2817 GeorgeDamianos: 242.362.4211 TREASURE CAY “SEAGRAPES” #2887 World famous location. Beautiful residence with awesome ocean views. Professionally decorated featuring 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, open concept kitchen, & living rooms -ideal for entertaining. $3,500,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY MARSH HARBOUR #3100 10 ACRE PARCEL is perfect for a marina, small development or commercial endeavour. Deep water on the Sea of Abaco with a canal dredged on the backside of the parcel. $2,500,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046 SUGAR LOAF CAY “Parrot Point” #2817 Unique 4.96 acre property. Private marina with 278 linear feet of dock space. Five water cisterns, electricity, telephone, furnished main house and guest cottage. US$4,000,000. George Damianos 242.362.4211 SIRbahamas.com5106 TREASURE CAY “CARIBE ” #2841 With just a 3 minute walk to fabulous Treasure Cay beach, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features landscaped property and a spacious master bedroom $215,000. Stan Sawyer 242.477.5821 TREASURE CAY “TRANQUILITY” #3070 Very clean CBS inside and out central air conditioned 3 Bed 2 Bath home in peaceful neighbourhood in Treasure Cay. Mature fruit trees in backyard. $235,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 TREASURE CAY “MY ISLAND RETREAT” #3073 Beautiful 4 Bed, 3 Bath 2 storey family retreat. Cathedral wooden ceilings, Nicely detailed woodwork throughout. Wr ap-around screened-in porches with views from every room. $1,300,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 GREEN TURTLE CAY “Turtle’s Nest” #3075 This large, immaculately landscaped property with main house, guest cottage, dock & fresh water swimming pool. Many extras! Fantastic Views! $3,800,000. Adajcent property with house for $990,000. Stan Sawyer 242. 477.5821 BAHAMA PALM SHORES #2753 Charming duplex in Section One of this peaceful community. 2 Bed 1 Bath unit downstairs and a one bed one bath unit upstairs. Second floor balcony, attached garage and spacious 15,000 sq. ft. lot. $250,000. Laurie Schreiner 242.367.5046


Page 4 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Guana Freight Services Regular Freight Runs to Guana & Scotland Cay Monday thru Friday • Charters & Water available on request Phone or Fax Rich or Melena at 242-365-5190 477-5292 375-8833 Great Guana Cay as the museum. The Jupiter lighthouse is very similar to ours, except that it is all red. It is just about the same age as ours and about the same height, too.King Tut ExhibitBy Laura Albury This was the first time I had ever been to the United States. I am Bahamian but was born and grew up in England where my mother is from. We just moved back to the Bahamas two years ago. The trip was so much fun for me. The morning we went to the King Tut Exhibit we left Jupiter at 5 in the morning to avoid the traffic to Fort Lauderdale where the exhibit was in the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. It was a huge museum. This was the only spot the exhibit would be in the southeast, and it is the last time the exhibit will tour the U.S. So I am thrilled we got to see it! It was the chance of a lifetime! We went into the museum and collected our headphones and audio sets, then went into the rooms to listen to the recordings explain some of the more important exhibits. The exhibits were all numbered so you gazed in wonder at the object that was nearly 3,000 years old as you listened to the recorder explain its importance. It was amazing. A lot of items came from tombs of King Tut’s grandparents and other relatives. There was so much gold and jewels to be seen in the items, it was unbelievable. The carvings were amazing in all the items. There was even a chair that King Tut used as a boy. We really learned a lot about the Egyptian culture and way of life. Before we left on the trip, we had watched a movie about King Tut’s life and that helped us to understand a lot about the items. I thought the whole experience was so interesting. When we finally finished there, we walked along the river through the historic district and another museum.The Museum of Science and Discovery and IMAX TheaterBy Lance Roberts We walked along the river front until we got to this next museum. This huge building was filled with wonderful exhibits. They had exhibits of all kinds of animals and snakes and spiders, and a lot of hands-on activities and neat science games we could try. The best was the space simulator ride we got to go on. You enter a machine and when they closed the door, you really feel like you have taken off into space. During this ride we got to learn a lot about space and planets. When it was over, one of our dads said he almost got sick inside and would not be a good astronaut. Then we went to look at some dinosaur fossils. Then we went to the IMAX theater in the building to see a 3D movie about an African Safari. We had to wear 3D glasses to watch the movie, and it made it seem like we were right in the movie ourselves. It gave some of us headaches, though. It was the first IMAX movie most of us had seen, and it was pretty cool.Our Shopping AdventuresBy Mauria Etienne This was the first trip to the United States for me, too. We were all looking out the plane windows waiting to see the outline of Florida. It was exciting for me. We all planned our money for shopping and we got to go to a Super Target and a WalMart, too. I really liked the two times we got to go to the Garden’s Mall to shop the best. We all bought presents for our family members and ourselves and still came home with some money. We ate at neat spots and stayed up late at night talking about our adventures long a after we had finished writing in our journals each night during quiet time. SchoolFrom Page 2 Please see School Page 6 More School News Hope Town students spent quiet time writing in their journals each night about the day’s exciting events before turning in for the night. It kept the educational edge on the field trips


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property, small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular view of ocean and sound. #13088Price: $2,455,000 TOM CURRYS POINT HOMEHome with 360 ocean/harbour views. Access to deep sea and bone fishing/dockage. Close to Petes Pub for food & drinks. #13469$850,0000 LITTLE HARBOUR LOTSWater front and interior lots in quaint Little Harbour. With great elevation, extraordinary views. #13001Harbour $500,000 #13002Interior $170,000 MURPHY TOWNThis cute 2 bed, 1 bath home located on a large landscaped property has ample room for expansion or subdivision. #13475Price: $350,000 CHEROKEE HILLTOPExtraordinary property boasting scenic ocean views, located in a quiet private area with 1/2 acre lots available. #3035Price: $189,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESGreat starter home still under construction. One bed, 1 bath located in a quiet area. #13415Price: $95,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLarge 4 bed, 4 bath furnished home sitting on 1/2 an acre in the quiet, safe community of Bahama Palm Shores. #13403Price: $540,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORESLovely island style 3 bed, 3 bath beachfront home on one acre of property. #13081Price: $580,000 CASUARINA POINTWaterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. #13312Price: $600,000 #13348Price: $86,000 TOM CURRYS POINT IN LITTLE HARBOURSea to sea 2.68 acres with elevations. One bed, 1 bath home still under construction with private boat basin. Unbeatable view s plus privacy. Overlooking Little Harbour and ocean. Finish this home to your liking and bring your boat. Deep sea and bone fishing. Petes Pub across th e Harbour. This wont last long. #13003 Price: $1,050,000 TURTLE ROCKSFabulous 1 acre+/beachfront properties with mature coconut trees. Sea of Abaco frontage, peaceful area. #13424$295,000Visit our website today! D u p u c h R R e a l E E s t a t e Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 € e-mail: TREASURE CAY Vacant lots with all amenities close by and utilities in place. Interior and Golf Course lots available. Starting from$20,000 LEISURE LEE Interior lots available with great coppice growth and within easy walking distance of beautiful, peaceful beach. Price $49,950 TURTLE ROCKS Private and secluded, yet only minutes from both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Lots available. Starting from $49,950 RED BAY Over 12 acres with deepwater, shoreline, great elevation and views of the Sea of Abaco and the outer Cays. Price $495,000 CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $95,000 YELLOWOOD Extraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and creeks. Spectacular homesite. Price $120,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES Beautiful seaside community interior lots available with electricity/phones. Starting from $25,000 SAND BAR Lots with spectacular views of ocean and sound in ideal location. Good value lots, fantastic potential for development. Price $169,000 01 May 06 LITTLE HARBOUR HOMETwo bed, 2 bath offers 360 ocean/harbour views. Walk to the beach, Petes Pub and attractions. Island living at its best. #13013$185,000 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access to all lots, utilities are available. #13231Starting at $37,500 UNDER OFFER UNDER OFFER


Page 6 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081 Aisle of Palm Realty Brent Cartwright web site: www.aisleofpalmrealty.comPlease call us for information on these fine listings or any of our other listings throughout Abaco Email: web site: Maria Silvester 1218 NEW EXCLUSIVE Two story home in Bahama Palm Shores offering two beds along with detached one bedroom guest cottage. $355,000 1216 NEW EXCLUSIVE 3/2 home upstairs with 2/1 and 1/1 apartments downstairs. All units fully and tastefully furnished. A must see!! Call for more info. Yellowwood hillside 1208 Hillside lot with great views of Cherokee and the mainland beaches and ocean looking south and views of Winding Bay. 1226 Royal Harbour waterfront Ideal protected dockage in Marsh Harbour. Close to town, all underground utilities. 1 Apr 061 234 Beach Walk is a 3/2 home in the settlement of Guana Cay. Just steps to the beach. $299,900 Tilloo Sea to Sea 1107 Great new price on over 3 acres of bay and oceanfront land. Unlimited possibilities. We are a small company, BIG on SERVICE, and based on TRUST and HONESTY Watching Bay near Cherokee Sound offering lots starting at $45,000 Beach access for all lots. 1256 Guana Cay beachfront home on double lot. Home offers 3/2 on two levels. Excellent rental home. Priced Right to sell 1248 Great Cistern hillside lot with great views of the Sea of Abaco. 28,000+ square feet. $65,000 1265 Marsh Harbour commercial One acre prime commercial with 60' x 36' building. Lots of room for expansion. Priced Right!! 1258 Scotland Cay beach lot Half acre beach lot ready for dream home. Over 100' of pristine beach If youÂ’d like to buy or sell a piece of property, Call Uncle Bill Tel : (242) 365-8061Madeira Park Plaza Suite1l l l l l P.O. Box AB-22182 Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamasemail : wfhertz@cocotels.netWilliam Hertz Limited l l l l l Tel. & Fax. 365-8061email : wfhertz@cocotels.net156 acres 3000ft Beach front Crossing Rock Ripe for development Treasure Beach Lot 155ft x 700ft deep Beach front Treasure Cay 4 bed 4 bath home on the beach. Ocean Blvd.$1.2 Million exclusiveBeach Town House, 3400 sq.ft. 2 Million Duplex Villa in Treasure Cay$385,000Garden Villa, screened porch, extra large living room$300,000 gross exclusive My Extended TripBy Noah Albury I was really lucky because my family and I went on a skiing trip before my class trip. We went to Colorado, and I went skiing and snowboarding. My favourite spot at the ski lodge was the terrain park where you got to go over jumps and slide on rails. Then we flew to Florida to meet with my class. In the King Tut exhibit, I liked the golden dagger the best. It was found between layers of the mummyÂ’s linen wrap. I learned a lot about how the Egyptians believed in their after-life and how they preserved the internal organs of the royalty in special jars that were very fancy. I also liked the hieroglyphics. After my class left to go SchoolFrom Page 4 Please see School Page 8 More School News back to Abaco, my family and I went to Miami where I got to go to Cirque de Soleil .The acrobats were amazing. I was scared that they would fall. The costumes were strange and wild. The stage moved and the floor opened and closed! My whole trip was a blast!My Special Trip to NassauBy Roddie Joseph 1 did not get to go with my class to Florida, but I took a real fun trip to Nassau while they were gone. My Aunt Madeliene is in Nassau doing her residency to become a doctor. She took time off and took me all over. We went to Ardastra Gardens to see all kinds of animals. I saw Bahama parrots and iguanas and a lot of other beautiful birds and wild animals they have. I really enjoyed watching the flamingoes march in the show they do there. Then my auntie took me to the new National Art Gallery, too. There were some really beautiful paintings in a very old building they fixed up. 1 got to visit with my mother and brother, too. It was a very fun time.Other Fun TimesBy Ashton Kemp and Shawn Loinee We did not get to go with our class on the trip to Florida either, but we will tell you about some other fun times we have had. Ashton: I got to ride on a dinghy boat during the annual Heritage Day festival. We had a boat parade, and each student that rode in a dinghy was flying a flag that was once over the Bahamas. We rode around the harbour while the announcer told about During Heritage Day Hope Town School students rode in dinghys waving the flags once flown over The Bahamas. Here a student waves the English Union Jack as the dinghy parade circles the harbour.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 7 B Nassau (242) 356-5030 Eleuthera (242) 359-7660Showing Integrity Every DayOnly minutes from Marsh Harbour & Elbow Cay, there are two 80 x 125 choice lots available. Identical in size & price, both lots can boast picturesque sunsets, & views of the Sea of Abaco. There is soon to be dockage close by. Roads are in great condition, & this desirable location is walking distance from the local restaurant. Tahiti Beach is a skiff ride across. Abaco Ocean Club Lubbers Quarters #2200 & #2201 $70,0002 lots available each lot priced atNEW LISTING!Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. There are 6 available,1/2 Acre lots w/ own dock slip. All of these lovely homesites come with full access to the facilities of Ekali Estates. This includes, magnificent oceanfront, own dock slip in brand new marina, lush landscaped grounds and pool. Incredible hilltop home named for the ancient Tamarind tree that stands proudly surrounded by the breezey wraparound verandah. Beautiful, fully furnished 2 bed 2 bath home with one bedroom apartment and one acre of land in very private Lucayos Subdivision. Awesome view of the Sea of Abaco. Community dock steps away. #2175 $1,200,000Tamarind Hill White Sound Casuarina PointEXCLUSIVE LISTINGS Ocean View Cottage Lubbers Quarters #1926 $518,000Ocean view Cottage is a one of a kind tree house secluded in Lubbers Quarters Cay. On the side of Ocean view Cottage is a hill that is 50ft above sea-level. The living room w/ hardwood floors & 6 French doors which open onto a screened porch is on the main floor. The porch wraps around on 3 sides w/ an enticing view from every door to window. This charming cottage is a must see! Sits on a double lot with over 150' canal frontage. Hardy panel exterior, concrete base, Very well constructed. The interior needs to be completed to new the owners specifications. 10ft ceilings, large walk-in master closet. Decking out back, very private. 1 floor, no garage. brand new, never lived in. This is the "Bone Fishing Capital" of Abaco #2226 $462,000Beautiful home overlooking the Sea of Abaco. Private dock permit already approved. Ideal family hideaway w/ private water access. 2 of the 4 beds have private quarters & baths. Ideal for entertaining, there is a bar set into the living room & a cosy fireplace to enjoy on those cooler tropical evenings. Wraparound decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the ocean view. West Wind Buttonwood #1852 $1,200,000This lot is located near Fry's Mangrove on Elbow Cay. It is situated between the Sea of Abaco & a creek making it an ideal location for nature lovers & boating enthusiasts. The property is approx. 41,000. sq. ft. & is just a few minutes from Hope Town. This is a great investment opportunity for those that want their own little piece of paradise. #2168 $144,000Beautiful Wooded Lot Elbow CayCall for an appointment today. To view all of our Bahamas Listings go to Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0100 Cell: (242) 357-6819 Fax: (242) 367-0099 june@grahamrealestate.comJune E. Russell, BRIHope Town (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602 patti@grahamrealestate.comPatti Love, Realtor Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This 1 storey, 3 bed, 2 bath very attractive, well built home is constructed w/ aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, w/ lovely breakfast area. Kashmir HouseEkali by The Sea, Hope Town#1929 $1,600,000Breathtaking views await you once you are standing upon this lovely 10,000 square foot hill top property in Long Beach. Lot # 370 is a corner lot with great elevation and views of the open Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in a quiet neighbourhood about 30 minutes south of Marsh Harbour with quality neighbours to entertain once you build your dream home. Long Beach #2205 $75,500 Ekali by The Shore Hope Town #1927 $310,000


Page 8 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006WINDWARD BEACH ROAD “Darnell House” REAL PACKAGE DEAL Canal front home fully furnished, vacant beach front lot, car / golf cart / 23’ boat. Well planned home has 3 bedrooms / 3 bath, including master suite with 2 guest bed rooms, den, open livingroom, dining, kitchen, utility room, screened-in porch on canal side, large garage and covered carporte/breezeway, landscaping with fenced section. MUST SEE $1,284,000 WINDWARD BEACH ESTATES “Bahama Sunset” Canal front two storey CBS home with 141 ft. water frontage with dock. Upper level has living / dining / kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom and bath, and large covered dock. Downstaris 1 bed / 1 bath / living also large garage / workshop. Unique property with fantastic sunset view as well as sunrise ocean view. $1,107,000 ROCK POINT “Pilot House” special unique location with a commanding, enviable view of the Sea of Abaco. Water front home, 2 storey, CBS/ frame. Upstairs master and guest bed, 2 baths, large living/ dinning/ open kitchen; lower level 1bed / 1 bath, 2 car garage plus 1 car/boat garage. $1,230,000 Apartment four-plex, 2 storey CBS building, each level has 2 full apartments with 2 bed, 1 bath, living/dining/kitchen. Great rental investment. MUST SEE! $400,000 Brokers Anne Albury Marcellus Roberts Sales Associate Everett Pinder(242) 365-8538 Ph (242) 365-8587 Ph/Fax Treasure Cay Properties Offered by Treasure Cay SpecialistsTreasure Cay has one of the world's best Beaches, Golf Course, Tennis, full service Marina, just naming a few amenities. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information We not only sell here, we live here and love it.For further details and pictures visit our web page at Mailing address: P.O. Box AB22183, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas • E-mail: info@treasurecayrealestate.comMember “NEW” STORAGE UNITS, centrally located in Treasure Cay town centre. Storage units come in assorted sizes for boats, cars, golf carts and ”stufff.” Starting at $25,000 CONDOMIUM DEVELOPMENTS 1. CARLETON LANDING Newest opportunity Ccanal front condo and cottage units with available boat slips Starting at $680,000 +14%closings 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Starting at $556,000 +12% closing 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $650,000 + 14% closing 4. BAHAMA BEACH CLUB Luxury condominium project on Treasure Cay Beach. 3 bed / 3 bath / Den / Lanai / onsite pool and many other features Starting at $742,500 Plus 14% closing ROYAL PALM Canal Front Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Phase I 3 bed / 3 bath upper end unit, 12’ wide slip with boat lift, includes golf cart. $553,500 ATLANTIS Canal Front Condos with on-site Pool Bldg 1 Lower unit 2 bed / 2 bath, 15’ wide boat slip, includes car. Newly decroated. MUST SEE $430,500 Bldg 4 Upstairs end unit, 2 bed / 2 bath, totally redone, with boat slip, includes golf cart. MOTIVATED SELLER $406,000 ROYAL POINCIANA Ocean Front Condos with on site pool and tennis 2 bed / 2 bath downstairs end unit with wrap-around deck. Never rented. Fully and tastefully furnished. Special must see unit. $738,000 VACANT LOTS AVAILABLE • Ocean front properties Casuarina Beach/Ocean Blvd. Sand Piper Beach Sunrise Point Beginning at $875,000 • Canal Front Beginning at $264,500 • Rock Point Waterfront, bulkheaded Beginning at $175,000 • Golf Course / Interior Beginning at $50,000 OCEAN VILLA SUBDIVISION Pool side / garden location 2 bed / 2 bath $369,000 Second row beach with direct ocean access. Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special features. MUST SEE $553,500 MARINERS COVE Townhouse Condos with on-site Tennis and Pool Marina View 2 bed / 2 bath, end unit, extra features, never rented $212,000 LEEWARD BEACH ESTATE “Trident”/”Turquoise Seas” You cannot be more “on the beach” than in this special home. Offering 3 bed / 3 1/2 bath in the main house with detached garage / bed / bath / attic plus storage. Vast deck oceanside with widow’s walk. WOW! $2,500,000 + 7.5% closing “Cross Winds” Split level CBS home extra large lot across from 2 beach greenways. Private. Master bed/ bath suite upstairs. Lower level 2 bed / 2 bath, cozy living room/ kitchen/ dining/ utility. Apartment annex 1bed/ 1 bed, living kitchen, enclosed patio. Plus! Plus! Plus! $868,000 + 7.5% closing BRIGANTINE BAY “Dolphin” Very special canal front CBS home, 2bed / 2 bath with living/dining/kitchen opening on to a covered porch. Also garage/ utility room as well as dock and boat lift. MUST SEE $984,000 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES “Seaductress” / “Harbour’s Edge” Modern CBS 3bed/ 3 bath home including private entry suite, pool, detached 2 car garage Except ional location and view. Many more features, must see to appreciate. NEW PRICE $1,265,000 + 7.5% closing UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT SOLDour particular flag. It was great fun! Shawn: Ashton, Roddie and I got to go on the trip to Cross Harbour to help in the mangrove wetlands restoration project. We took a very long bus ride, and then we finally got to the spot. It is down on the same road as the Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse. The scientist, Dr. Leyman told us how we would be helping the wetlands by removing some mangroves so that the water could flow back and forth from the ocean to the wetlands area. Then the baby conch, fish and crawfish can hide, eat and grow in the safety of the other mangroves once they get there. There was a lot of mangroves we had to remove by pulling hard down by the roots. My class worked very hard all morning. We got very wet and also very muddy, but we sure had a wonderful time. We got to see how they tagged the fish that were beginning to swim back up into the cleared out area so that they will learn where the fish go and how long they will stay in the More School News SchoolFrom Page 6 Please see School Page 10 wetland area. We all want to go back down and help again!Abaco Central HighTeacher of the Year Is HonoredBy Portia Jonsson Far too often teachers are not recognized or appreciated for their hard work, dedication and the crucial role they play in society nor the vital contributions to the education and development of our children and future leaders. On April 11th the administrators, teachers and students of Abaco Central High School staged a special assembly to salute and applaud their Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lori Thompson. Sharing this special day with her were her husband, Roscoe Thompson III, son Rocky, mother and sister, also a teacher. Also attending this ceremony were Ms. Felemease Sawyer, Education Officer; Mrs. Elva Davis, Abaco Central’s Teacher of the Year for 2005; and Mrs. Arlene Moss, Abaco District’s 2005 Teacher of the Year. A motorcade through the streets of Marsh Harbour got the celebrations off to an exciting start. Tributes were paid to Mrs. Thompson in song, poem and dance, and each home room class presented her with a gift. Principal Euthal Greene described Mrs. Thompson as caring, dedicated, soft spoken and kind. He told all that she epitomizes a dedicated teacher and is their pride for the day. He advised that she is cutting a big road for many to follow. In her brief remarks Mrs. Thompson said she did not set a goal to be Teacher of the Year but instead strives to be the best teacher for the day. Being named Teacher of the Year is a tremendous honour, she said, adding that she works among the best teachers and most hardworking staff in this country. She thanked the teachers, staff and students for making her feel special. A special luncheon followed the ceremony. Mrs. Lori Thompson is Abaco Central High School’s Teacher of the Year for 2006 and was honoured in a special assembly at the school on April 11th. She is pictured with her husband Roscoe Thompson III and son Rocky.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B Mailin Sands mailin@coldwellbankerbahamas.comPh# 242-3672992 P.O. Box AB 20403 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Chris Farrington, BRI Ph# 242-3654695 P.O. Box AB22758 Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. May 1st,2006 NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACTNEW LISTING Where will you stretch Your hammock? Green Turtle Cay#5532Beach house on Bita Bay features 2beds/2bath and panoramic views of the turquoise ocean. Ideal spot for great snorkeling just off shore. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental historyCall Chris Man-OWar Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home. Short distance to the Atlantic Ocean. Features an upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, several outdoor patios, basement, manicured lawn. $750,000.00Call Mailin ManjackCay-10 acres of property with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Close to Green Turtle Cay. Great development property $2,000,000Call one of our agents today! Green Turtle Cay#5191 Luxurious home located on a 2.5 mile sandy beach. Consists of five bedrooms, four bathrooms with wrap around verandas. Careful craftsmanship and attention to detail describes this villa. Offered at $2,300,000Call Chris Green Turtle Cay-#5347 –This island dream is a rare find for the discerning yachtsman who’s looking for privacy and all the amenities the island has to offer. 2 bed/2bath home also has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00Call Chris Man-O-War Cay-#5451Two cottages, both with 2beds/2baths located on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. Features 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house and 15KW generator. Endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Great vacation getaway. Post card pretty view. $1,100,000.00 -Call one of our agents. Yellowwood#5484Large waterfront lot available. Comprising 37,368 sq.ft of property, this parcel commands endless ocean views and runs 184’ on the Atlantic. Great lot for your dream ocean front home. Close to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee Sound$275,000Call MailinYellowwood-#5263-2B/2B cottage newly built. on large lot -100’ x 150’. Features a laundry room, outside patios, and a hobby room.central A/C, and all appliances are included. Close to Cherokee Sound. A MUST SEE!$219,000 –Call Mailin Long Beach#5520-Long Beach is a peaceful 40 minute drive from Marsh Harbour. Lot 115 is a corner lot and acre in size. All lots have access to a beautiful powder white beach. $55,000.00Call Mailin Leisure Lee-PRICE REDUCED#53663 bed, 2-bath home in quiet neighborhood. 1,600 sq.ft. living space, extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. All lots have beach access. $325,000.00 – Call Mailin Vacant Lots for Sale Green Turtle Cay  Three lots situated on the Atlantic Ocean with over 90 ft. of beach front each lot. $440,000 each.  Sea to Sea Lot on White Sound. Lot has a cottage already built, and is ide al for a dock with good depth at the shoreline. $550,000  1/2 Acre lot on Blacksoundideal for a dock and home site. Owner financing available. $602 ,000  Building lot with a shared 100’ dock on beautiful Blacksound. Just outside of the settlement and near to beaches at Gillam Bay. $550,000 Vacant Lots for Sale BahamaPalm Shores  Several lots in Bahama Palm Shores and Pinehurst starting at $13,000.00 Sweeting’s Village, Marsh Harbour  Great building lot available in fast growing area, 11,000+ sq.ft,$52,000.00 – Call today Casuarina Point  Vacant Lot, 10,000 sq.ft. +, US $ 42,000.00 ( UNDER CONTRACT)NEW LISTINGDolphin Beach Estates, GuanaCay#5572-2 bed/2bath home,768 sq.ft This home is being sold fully furnished including appliances, hurricane shutters and a back up generator are also included $307,000.00Call Mailin NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACTLubbers -#5617-Lubbers is a 25 minute boat ride from Marsh Harbour. This lot comprises 10,094 sq.ft and is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00-Call one of our agents today Yellowwood-#5492Vacant property features elevations and views of Cherokee Sound. This 33,690 sq.ft. lot is in a great location for a home.. Close proximity to Cherokee Sound and Little Harbour-$82,000Call Mailin NEW LISTING Sand Banks Near Treasure Cay -5432 2.8acres of property with a 1bed/1bath home features a canal and dock. Great bonefishing! Property has lots of potential, Call today.


Page 10 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Showing Integrity Every Day www.grahamrealestate.comEkali by The SeaVilla San Paulo is a spacious, beautiful, 3 bed, 2 bath villa resembling a Swiss chalet. It also features wide, covered decks which are ideal for entertaining just 20ft from the sea. Only a step away from the villa is a beautiful 27ft swimming pool edging the sea with a cabana at one end which affords spectacular views to those relaxing within. Under contract. The Main House on 2 levels is Ekali a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath house that has a rich English flair. The Guest Quarters are on the ground level & boast another 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen, open dining & sitting room. Just outside the lovely French doors on the sea side is a spacious deck. The existing 60ft dock is included with this property. $2,100,000 Set back on a hill Kashmir House is a unique home that offers a view of the ocean from every room as well as magnificent views of the nearby English gardens. This very attractive, well built home sits at the center of the estate and is constructed with aluminum & hurricane proof glass. This home is spacious & can accommodate a very large family. $1,600,000 Alcantara I & Alcantara II are 2 identical 4 bed, 4 bath homes, built using the best craftsmanship. Alcantara I & II sit on very high, solid concrete bases hence they stand above all the other cottages, overlooking the entire estate with an excellent view of the Bay of Abaco from the wrap around porch. Just below these 2 homes sit a large, spacious 35ft. pool. $1,750,000 Ekali by The Seas a magnificent commercial property consisting of 5 upscale villas & 1 cozy cottage. Ekali lies in a lush tropical setting with beautifully landscaped gardens on the Sea of Abaco which offers breathtaking views of the ocean during the day and unimaginable evening sunsets. Now you can be a part of this idyllic community by the sea. Choose from one of these unique existing homes. Call Patti Love at Graham Real Estate today to find out more about this exciting investment opportunity!NOW SUBDIVIDED INTO AN OCEANFRONT COMMUNITY WITH EXISTING HOMES FOR SALEPatti LoveOffice: (242) 366-0601 Cell: (242) 554-9429 Fax: (242) 366-0602Regional Offices: Nassau (242) 356-5030 € Eleuthera (242) 335-5464Email: patti@grahamrealestate.comEkali by The Sea Abaco Agent Well-situated waterfront home. Pleasant neighbourhood with other corporate families. 3 bedrooms,2 1/2baths, large living room, eat-in chefs kitchen, separate dining room plus family room and garage. Freshly painted, new appliances and completely refurbished. Privacy wall. References please. $3,250.00 monthBill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansExecutive Homefor RentPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales SchoolFrom Page 8Agape Christian SchoolEaster Musical Is PerformedBy Portia Jonsson On April 6th the drama and choir electives classes at Agape Christian School, taught by Mrs. Rhonda with the help of Mr. Bill and Ms. Jessica, performed an Easter dramatic musical, Alive! Complete with chimes, choral singing, solos, skits, mime, sign language, monologue and readers’ theatre, the performance displayed skills that the students have been developing in their electives. It was a very memorable evening as parents from all over Abaco came to watch their children perform. There was a great turnout with over 150 persons in attendance. It was a challenging road in preparation for the performance. As drama and choir electives occur only once a week, after school practices were necessary for the weeks leading up to the performance. Students from the cays had to arrange special transportation so that they would be able attend. Last minute lines were frantically memorized and the finishing touches were made on the choir pieces. It was certainly a beneficial learning experience for both directors and students as they discovered what worked and what did not. It certainly paid off in the end to see the students perform their best. More importantly, the message of Jesus’ death and resurrection was proclaimed to all who were there. Tears were shed as the drama team mimed the story of Christ’s crucifixion, and joy was spread through the crowd as the audience sang Jesus, we celebrate your victory! Abaco Dog Wins Best of Show in Nassau Candace and Will Key’s Bedlington Terrier earned the distinction of Best in Show at a recent dog show held in Nassau that was sponsored by the Bahamas Kennel Club. The dog, Champion Sandon N’Oakhill Bahama Breeze, actually answers to the name Breezy. The dog is shown here with Mrs. Key and the judge who named him the champion. Road Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B A b a c o R e a l E s t a t e A g e n c yAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyContact Bill Thompson 477-5712 Lil Bill Albury or Elaine ThompsonABACO REAL ESTATEP.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 Fax: (242) 367-2359 lMARSH HARBOUR LISTINGS l lSOUTH ABACO LISTINGS l CONTACT : BILL THOMPSON: 367-2719P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.comWATCHING BAY, CHEROKEENewŽ Subdivision, limited number of investor lots available. Interior lots from $50,000 Ocean view lots from $190,000 grossOLD KERR2 miles south of Bahama Palm Shores 10.8 acres, Great elevations $165,000 gross BAHAMAPALM SHORES6 Interior lots from $25,000LONG BEACH2 Interior lots from $55,000YELLOW WOOD CREEK1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 GrossLONG BEACHInterior Lots from $55,000 Lots with Great Ocean views from $120,000 lGUANA CAY l lGUANA CAYUnique Business Opportunitiesl lHOPE TOWN lLUBBERS lTILLOO CAY lORCHID BAY1.07 acre lot 144waterfront on Sea of Abaco $849,000GUANABEACH FRONTLarge beach front lot 300 yards NE of Nippers $495,000 gross 2 / 2 HOUSE IN SETTLEMENTGreat location 150 yards to beach Next to Batelco & School 21,000+ lot nice 2 / 2 house $585,000 gross3 VACANT LOTSLocated in settlement next to Batelco 1) 8251 sq. ft. 2) 7922 sq. ft. $160,000 each 3) 7593 sq. ft.2 VACANT LOTSDolphin Beach Estates, side-by-side lots, Great Sea of Abaco views, each lot 33,500 sq. ft., $315,000 each1 VACANT LOT10,400+ sq. ft. great views, near Boat Harbour, $135,000SEASHORE VILLAS3 Town Houses, each 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Living & Dining room, full kitchen, tv, vcr, cd player, satellite, all central a/c, fresh water swimming, pool, deck & Gazebo. Fully furnishedHARBOUR VIEW HAVENTop floor; 2 bedrooms with Queen Beds, 1 bathroon, one single room with futon, full kitchen, living room, Dining room, full balcony. One single unit with 1 bedroom, 1 bath & futon. These 2 units can open into one. Central A/C, T.V. Satellite, VCR, & CD Player, Ground floor; 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bath, ground floor office, Cistern 48,000 gallon. Exclusive Listing by Appointment only @ B$1,750,000SUNRISE COTTAGE2 Bedroom 2 bath, fully equipped kitchen, Central A/C., Satellite TV., CD Player For more photos and information on this business please see www.guanacayvillas.comThis amazing Guana Cay 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home is built on a 50,730 sq. ft. lot with 130 ft of protected waterfront. Ideal spot to build your own private dock. Located on the water between the settlement & Blue Water Grill. Construction & finish work are of the highest quality available. Beautifully landscaped with manicured gardens and flowers. Generator house with standby generator and r/o water system. This home is beautifully furnished and is turn-keyŽ. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only.Ž B$2,875,000 Gross. (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)EXCLUSIVE LISTING BYAPPOINTMENT ONLYŽ@ B$3,600,000Located on the waterfront in the center of Guana Cay Harbour, Business comprises of:-For more photos and information on this business, please see www.guanacayvillas.comHOPE TOWN50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 grossNewŽ Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross eachGREAT CISTERN3 bed 2 1/2 bath home 3,179sq. ft. plus 2/2 cottage 1000 sq. ft. both fully furnished and turn key. Located on a hill top with great views. Reduced to $670,000 grossCOMMERCIALLOTnear Spooners Dept. Store $150,000COMMERCIALBUILDINGacross from Golden Grouper $520,000REGATTAS OF ABACO4 2/2 fully furnished Units 203, 302, 303 & 503 $315,000 gross eachSUNRISE BAYonly 7 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $170,000CROSSING BEACH AREA3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000CENTRALPINES ESTATESLarge Interior Lot 15,690 sq $35,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront each $99,000GIFT SHOPCentral A/C, Ice Cream Freezer, soda cooler, chest freezer, bathroomLAUNDROMAT5 Washers & 5 Dryers, bathroomSTORAGE BUILDING22,000 Gallon Cistern, r/o water maker, Ice Maker, 3 Big Chest Freezers, Central A/C., 100kw GeneratorDOCK250 ft. x 8 ft wide dock & 2 beach cabanas, Great marina potential. TILLOO CAYHappy Cats, nestled on 3 acres of Sea to Sea property with private dock,Fresh water, swimming pool,4 bed 3 bath 3,380 sq. ft.Home, central a/c standby generator, Caretakers cottage, 5,500 gallon cisterns $1,750,000 gross PELICAN SHORES HARBOURFront Lot located on exclusive Pelican Shores. This 26400+ sq. ft. Residential lot sits on an elevated hill top with 360 views of the Harbour & Sea of Abaco, property is landscaped with electricity & water installed. Utilities supplied at your private dock on the harbour. Waterfront is 162 +/and has a new dock that is 90x 8LŽ shared with an additional 15x 15area that can have a roof installed to provide shade.B$1,225,000 Gross (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)


Page 12 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Abaco Express Providing U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 • 561-689-1010 95 708 710West 13th StreetBlueHeronBoulevardOld Dixie HighwayBroadwayMartinLutherKi ng, Jr.Boulevar d45thStreetAustralianAvenue Riviera Beac h Avenue R 95 1NorthCongressA v e nue EXIT 76 EXIT 74 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream LinePortofPalmBeachLakeWorth 2006 D.A. Lee PeanutIsland ABACOSHIPPING ABACOSHIPPINGBahamas Address:P.O. Box AB20737 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: 242-367-2091 Tel: 242-367-3341 Fax: 242-367-2235 Fax: 242-367-4885 e-mail: unitedabacoshippingco @coralwave.comU.S. Delivery & Receiving Address:Gulfstream Lines Heavy Lift Services 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 Tel: 561-840-9393 Fax: 561-863-3451 Contact: Tina DiazJoint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co.NEW EXPANDED SERVICE2 Weekly Sailings to Marsh Harbour from West Palm Beach 2 Weekly Sailings to and from Nassau 1 Weekly Sailing from West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera NEW Warehouse outside of Port Security Area. General Cargo, 20' & 40' Dry and Refrigerated Containers, Drive-on Ramps, Special Charters available RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL M/V TRITON EXPRESS NEW OFF-POR T F A CILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco, Remember ABACO SHIPPING fuel and 459 gallons of water. Fully loaded, this Lyman Morse can cruise at 22 knots for a distance of 590 nautical miles. Normal cruising speed is 29 knot with a top speed of 34 and a half knots. The impressive interior, reflective of luxurious sailing yacht interiors of the 1920s and 30s, is finely crafted in mahogany and teak which is impeccably hand carved with insets of three strand rope and shell motifs. Its four spacious staterooms and three head cabin layout accommodate eight people. Up a few steps from the cockpit, the pilot house features a pair of L-shaped settees and tables, raised six inches for better viewing. The galley, which is open to the salon, is fully equipped with large refrigerator-freezer, dishwasher, four-burner cooktop and Corian counter tops. Meals can be eaten in a raised salon dinette. Although the Discovery has now taken over as the company’s flagship for transporting clients to the development on Guana Cay, the company owns other boats which it uses for the convenience of clients. The 36-foot Hinkley, captained by Ron Levarity, was formerly used for transporting clients from the Conch Inn to Baker’s Bay and is now used to take guests island hopping and fishing while the 36-foot Predator captained by Willis Levarity is used mainly for sport fishing. A 60-foot sailboat is available for guests who desire to sail and an island hopper takes staff to and from the island. Perry Thomas was hired as Captain of the Discovery on February 26, 2006, and on March 10, his very first day taking the boat over to Baker’s Bay, he had the CEO, Mr. Michael Meldman, on board which he said, “was plenty of pressure.” However, he now appears very relaxed at the helm and takes everything in his stride. He took over from American Peter Colgan, who was the delivery captain and worked for the company for one year. Capt. Thomas hails from Fox Town where he received his early education before moving to Hawksbill High School in Freeport. He has been handling small boats since the age of 13 but returned to Marsh Harbour in 1982 and progressed to a larger craft when Capt. Willard Rose hired him as first mate and taught him how to run bigger boats. Capt. Rose gave the young Perry Thomas plenty of excellent training and experience on his 52foot Hatteras with crossings to the United States. This was before GPS and Perry was taught to steer by compass. He would have to take the boat across the Gulf at night, steering only by compass, with no autopilot, while Capt. Willard slept. In 1985 Perry received his first B class licence, which he held until 1995 when he received his A class licence which allowed him to captain larger boats. He then captained five different boats ranging from 47 feet to 61 feet for people from Florida and also did many boat deliveries, up to 75-footers. The biggest he captained was a120-foot Broward. Capt. Thomas has several other strings to his bow having also worked as a loans officer in a bank, as a realtor and qualified dive master, but he is delighted to have received this position with the Discovery Land Company at Baker’s Bay because it gives him the opportunity to get back on boats and still be at home. Most other jobs on boats require the person to be away from home but this “gives me the perfect opportunity to run a really nice boat, be based 500 yards from my house and have more time to spend with my kids. I have turned down other opportunities, but good things come to those that wait.” Capt. Thomas speaks with much praise of his first mate, Anwar Moss, who joined the Baker’s Bay team in September, 2005. Originally from Nassau, Mr. Moss fell in love with Abaco about nine years ago and has returned frequently for fishing and crawfishing. He began his boating experience as a young boy on Baker’s BayFrom Page 1 Please see Baker’s Bay Page 13 Capt. Perry Thomas M/V Discovery Hires Local Captain


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 B is a private charter plane company providing safe, reliable transportation to and from the islands of the Bahamas and southeastern Florida.has opened it’s new facility at the Marsh Harbour International Airport. We are a full service FBO with Customs, Immigration, Fuel, VIP Lounge and many other five star services. We handle all your aircraft ground handling service needs the way you want. CHEROKEE AVIATION Tel.# 242-367-0525 Fax.# 242-367-0526 VHF 122.80P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : fboinfo@cherokeeair.comCHEROKEE AIR Tel.# 242-3673450 Fax.# 242-3673451P.O.Box AB 20485 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Email : Cherokee Air Cherokee Aviation Light Impressions Tile Outlet New Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Today’s CeramicsSouth America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico South America • Mexico Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. . Spanish • Italian. .We stock: Spacers • Caps • Trims • and Accessories Thin-set • Mastic • Grouts • Saws & Blades• Free estimates • Free delivery for larger orders • Special pricing for builders and contractors • Installation also optionalAbaco Shopping Centre Tel: 367-3242 Fax: 367-3474 Visit us and see over 200 samples on display • Ceramic • Granite • Stone • Procelain • Vinyl • Wood fishing trips to Andros with his father. After leaving school he worked several land-based jobs in Nassau, finally serving for three years as a firefighter at Nassau International Airport. He trained at the Defence Force Base in small boat operations and is a certified open water diver. His first job with Baker’s Bay was helping on the 36-foot Hinckley but in Baker’s BayFrom Page 12 The M/V Discovery is a 77-foot cruising boat that Baker’s Bay Golf and Ocean Club has for entertaining their guests and propective investors. It is now capatined and crewed by local men. Standing in the cockpit are Capt. Thomas and First Mate Moss. December he had the opportunity to fill in for the first mate on the Discovery proved his aptitude for the job and was kept on as first mate. “He has the right attitude and leadership skills needed to remain calm under pressure and make good decisions,” says his captain who is training him to be able to captain the boat also. Both Mr Thomas and Mr Moss are in excellent physical and mental shape for their task. Both have undergone the SCTW training course for all captains and crews working on boats. This very rigorous internationally recognised course was held at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Base at Coral Harbour, New Providence. Course participants are drilled in firefighting skills and required to carry out search and rescue in smoke-filled buildings, fully suited in high temperaPlease see Baker’s Bay Page 23 Plush Boat Serves Baker’s Bay Clients "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000."One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #439) Fully furnished and meticulously maintained one bedroom, one bath ground level, poolside condominium, recently completely renovated, all new appliances & furnishings, customs cabinetry, terracotta tile floor, lots of amenities. Rental potential Price $185,000.Residential Inland LotŽ(Ref #442) Choice residential lot on paved Flamingo Drive, located just one block from Ocean Blvd. 10,000 s/f & 80 on the road. All utilities are available at the property boundary, including TV & DSL. Price $45,000. LEISURE LEE:Canal Front Home"(Ref #214) 2 bedroom 2 bath single story CBS construction home, open living/kitchen on the end of a finger canal, tile floors, central A/C, low maintenance, 50 of bulkhead canal front with deep water and dock, fully furnished, includes vehicle. Close to beach access $465,000.Rocks CleftŽ(Ref #466) Fully furnished, topsider home, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with 2,600 s/f on 2 levels located on peninsula with 360 degree waterfront views, canal front dockage for 100+ yacht, boat ramp, lots of amenities includes vehicle and boat. Price: $986,000.LITTLE HARBOUR:Waterfront PropertyŽ(Ref #347) 2.2 acres, sea to sea, total 280' water frontage, ideal for boat dockage in protected Little Harbour, large natural cave. $910,000.TURTLE ROCKS:Turtles RockŽ(Ref #361) 3 bedroom 2.5 bath beach front home built in 2000 on 1.18 acres with 102 on the beach, very private area, fully furnished. $755,000.GUANACAY:Two Commercial LotsŽ(Ref#368) 2 adjoining lots, harbour front road location, across from the public dock, total frontage 161 feet, lot#8 $299,000, lot#9 $349,000.00.BUSTICK BIGHT:Waterfront AcreageŽ(Ref#381) Two 1 acre parcels, featuring 150-200 feet of water front on protected Bustick Bight, located just 6 miles north of Marsh Harbour, open zoning, ideal location. Call for pricing.SPLIT ROCK:Waterfront ParcelsŽ(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split RocksŽ subdivision. This prime property consists of 1.39 acres and features over 100 feet of frontage on the beautiful Sea of Abaco. Call for pricing.SCOTLAND CAY:Waterfront LotŽ(Ref#319) Large lot with 125 feet on Sea of Abaco, Private island with air strip, elevations up to 50+/$500,000.MARSH HARBOUR:Great Abaco Club Canal LotŽ(Ref#440) Choice cleared lot ready for construction in highly desirable gated community, dockage potential for 55 vessel plus 22 runabout, location provides great rental home possibilities and use of all resort amenities. Limited number of lots available in this community! Price $499,000.Great Abaco Residential LotŽ(Ref#493) Select residential lot in Great Abaco Club, 7,750 sq. ft. in size, finger dock for 25 vessel, direct access to Sea of Abaco, gated community, all utilities available, use of all resort amenities, close to restaurants, shops, etc $425,000. Prime Real Estate Listing Throughout Abaco TREASURE CAY:"Argyll House"(Ref #483) Elegant & luxurious 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath Ocean Blvd. Estate approx. 6,900 s/f, on 1.6 acres with 153 on the beach, landscaped, fully furnished, high ceilings, marble floors, 2 car garage, includes vehicles. $5,100,000."Peace & Plenty"(Ref #503) Splendid 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2 storey, fully furnished Ocean Blvd beachfront estate, situated on 1.453 superbly landscaped acres with 163 feet of spectacular beach frontage, magnificent views, covered balconies, superior finishes, guest cottage, ideal location with privacy. $3,800,000."Trident House"(Ref #317) Superb 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully furnished beach front home, 3,500 square feet, sensational beach & ocean views, many extras $2,500,000."Casuarina Beach HouseŽ(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.OceanaŽ(Ref #498) Furnished 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath private home with open floor plan and British Colonial decor for elegant and comfortable living, located on Sandpiper Beach with magnificent views, garage, landscaped, beachside deck. $1,875,000."Alexandre"(Ref #510) 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath harbour front residence, 3,000+s/f with loft, CBS construction with high ceilings, French doors overlooking harbour, 60 dock plus boat lift, landscaped double garage, screened patio, fully furnished, pool, Price $1,850,000."Beachfront Vacant Lot"(Ref #462) 1.82 acre cleared lot with 144 of prime beach frontage, located on prestigious Ocean Blvd, all utilities available, limited beach lots available in this area. Price $1,200,000."Harbours Edge"(Ref #191) 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,500 s/f harbour front home, 90 of bulkhead for dock with 8+/depth, waterfront views though large glass doors, open kitchen, interior decor includes hand painted tropical mural, 2 car garage, 1/3 acre lot with privacy walls, Mediterranean style pool, fully furnished. Price: $1,265,000."Four Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) Luxurious fully furnished 4 bedroom, 3 bath two level waterfront condominium overlooking both Treasure Cay Marina and poolside. Large kitchen for entertaining, master suite overlooks marina with sitting area and balcony. Price $485,000."Brigantine Beach Condo"(Ref #369) 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath bath townhouse with ocean views just steps from the beach, furnished, rental history $458,000.Canal Lot on Brigantine Bay(Ref #321) Oversized, cleared, 130' canal frontage, deep water $365,000."Two Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #454) 2 bedroom, 1 bath fully furnished, two level poolside unit within view of Treasure Cay Marina and just a 5 minute walk from the Treasure Cay Beach. Can be combined with listing #455 to make a 3 bed/2bath with open living area. Price $317,900.Waterfront Lots"(Ref #260) Four adjoining sea-walled waterfront lots on Galleon Bay Rd with spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco, cleared ready for construction, excellent value, Price $220,000 each.Galleon Bay Canal Lot"(Ref #422) Prime Canal Front cleared lot totaling 10,295 s/f and 88+ feet of protected canal water frontage situated on the wide expanse of pictureque Galleon Bay, quick access to the Sea of Abaco. $350,000.We Exceed Client Expectations!www.abacoestateservices.comPlease contact us for additional details on this sampling of our featured listings or for information on our other prime properties throughout Abaco. Phone: (242) 365.8752Cell: (242) 357.6570 Sales Team of Ed & Cindy Newell James Moir Broker Members Bahamas Real Estate AssociationABACO ESTATE SERVICESREALESTATESALES VACATIONRENTALS1 May, 2006


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May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 B YOUR FIRST CHOICE IN BAHAMIAN REAL ESTATE GUANA CAY TREASURE CAY BAHAMA PALM SHORES LYNYARD CAY GUANA CAY LEISURE LEE CROSSING ROCKS MURPHY TOWN BAHAMA PALM SHORES BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND SWEETINGS VILLAGE BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND BAHAMA PALM SHORES PELICAN SHORES#9934 SouthwindŽ. One of the first homes built on the lovely peninsula of Pelican Shores. Encompassing just under one acre of land, fronting on Duck Pond. Comprised of 2 bedroom/2 bath, den/library, open living and dining area and galley style kitchen. Included is a guest cottage, pool, enclosed 12Kw generator and dock. Apromising property with superior land value and great potential for the discerning, imaginative buyer. #10181. Super Bahamian style two-story home, fully furnished. Concrete block ground floor & frame above. 8Ž wide wrap-around deck affords great views. The second level offers a modern kitchen with all amenities, open living/dining area, 2 bd & full bath with shower. All tongue & groove southern pine interiors. The ground floor houses a third bd & bath, a 13,000 gallon water cistern & ultility/storage area. Includes 5,500kw backup generator, golf cart, tools. Great rental potential, the perfect island getaway $480,000. #9601. Building site situated in Anchorage Estates, the perfect location for a small multifamily project. Located adjacent to the roundabout, this 14,000 sq.ft. lot is zoned muti-family and could be developed for a small boutique style resort. $69,500 #10202: Gorgeous, generously-sized home site on Eight Mile Bay beach. Encompassing approx. 1.7. acres of nicely elevated land. Thickly treed with native hardwoods. Wonderful views, wide sugar sand beach and community offers underground utilities, telephone and internet access. Will consider subdividing $615,000. #9297: Bordering the Sea of Abaco with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this expansive parcel boasts 77 fabulous acres, including high elevations, a pond, dense native coppice, numerous coconut palm trees and pristine white sand beaches. Serious inquiries only, please. #9770: Leisure Lee. Lovely, oversized wooded home site containing 18,204 sq. ft. Inland location, road-to-road site with possible views of canal system and the Sea of Abaco if buyer builds upŽ. Agreenway borders one boundary making the site secluded and private. $68,500. #9510: Greenland Bay. Gorgeous, unspoiled beach front, dazzling white sand, rolling grassland interior. Parcels encompass 100 to 200 feet on the beach, depth of +/-300. 30 miles south of Marsh Harbour. Only one parcel may be sold in each instance; the entire acerage is not offered a whole. Starting at $120,000 #9323. Just built and never lived in! 3 bedrooms, two baths, nicely detailed with arched interior doorways, tile and modern fully equipped kitchen. The perfect starter home for a young family. Near Government high school and all conveniences of town living. $135,000. #9492 Lovely homesite in secluded Bahama Coral island; just 10 minutes north of Marsh Harbour. Elevated and just across from natural wildlife area and 5 minutes to the secluded beach area. Great views if built upŽ! Buy now for the future! $21,000. #9073.NEW! Nicely elevated cottage overlooks the Sea of Abaco and catches every tropical breeze. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, hobby room, laundry nook, home is wired for generator power. Tiled living areas, carpeted bedrooms. Sturdy cement construction, tongue and groove ceilings. The perfect first home or retirement cottage! Move in condition! $230,000 #9935 Lovely home site of approximately 10,000 sq.ft with high elevation and views of the sea on the west of Abaco and the South side. Conveniently located just 3 miles north of Marsh Harbour. Motivated seller! $35,000. #10195 : One acre Atlantic Ocean front home site adjacent to Orchid Bay. Lovely high rock shore and nice 20plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150from beach access. Densly vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for dockage on Sea of Abaco $641,000 #8928. Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Located directly across the lane from Eight Mile Bay and its gorgeous beach. Rooftop deck enjoys some of the best views in the area. Room to expand and put your personal touch to this promising home. $422,000 #3646: Two nice side-by-side home sites just 300 feet from Eight Mile Bay Beach. Good elevation, cleared and ready to build. Buy both for a generous building envelope and build upfor Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER OFFER UNDER CONTRACT REDUCED UNDER CONTRACT Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without noticeŽ


Page 16 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRET FLORIDAS BEST KEPT SECRETIf youve been thinking about investing in Florida Real Estate (home, condo, land, etc.) Ill let you in on a little secret...MELBOURNE and FLORIDAS SPACECOAST is the Place To Be! Located on Floridas east coast between Vero Beach & Cocoa Beach, Melbourne is very accessible to Abaco with daily flights via Vintage Airways with connecting flights to anywhere youd like to go. Real estate prices are significantly LOWER than Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm or Palm Beach prices. We have great restaurants and shopping possibilities are excellent with all the major chains (Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) and large shopping malls in the area. Our beaches offer great surfing, swimming and the fishins good too! Were only minutes away from the Space center and Port Canaveral with cruise ships to all over the Caribbean and beyond. If youd like to chat about real estate opportunities in Floridas SECRETŽ Community, call (TOLLFREE) or email me at your convenience. By the way, Im very familiar with your wonderful Family Islands, having cruised there on my sailboat from 1985 to 1988. Thank you!FRANK TUBITO, REALTOROffice : 1-321-725-9810 Toll Free : 1-800-486-2935 Cell : 1-321-537-0449 Email : Central Abaco News Ground Breaks on Condominiums at Abaco Beach ResortAbaco Beach Resort has announced that construction of condominiums is now underway. With little or no impact on the resort and marina this new project will consist of two condo buildings, one with nine units, the other with 14 units as well as a new swimming pool. Phase I of the project included 62 singlefamily home sites, each with a private dock, which have been completed and sold. The second phase of the project will be completed within 18 months and pre-sales are currently available. The residences at Abaco Beach Resort will feature units ranging from 1,800 square-feet to 3,500 square feet. The marina residences will offer two-bedroorn flats and three-bedroom, two-story lofts, with four styles to choose from. Owners wall have the option of offering the units into a rental program. The residences are designed with a lockout section so that even partial units may be rented if desired. This youngster enjoyed the fun activities at the Central Pines Easter Bash on April 15th at Goombay Park. He is decorating an Easter egg. The architectural style of the residences feature traditional Bahamian inspired themes with Bermuda roofs, dormer windows, and wide verandas creating a unique character. Each unit will provide for parking as well as spaces for golf carts. The residences are equipped with back-up generators and hurricane proof windows. The residences will have an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining and living room overlooking the Sea of Abaco. The spacious bedrooms will feature walk-in closets and the second bedroom can be used as a lock-out room. “Owners of the Abaco residences will enjoy all the benefits and amenities that a resort has to offer,” said John Neophytou, Vice President of Operations for Abaco Beach. “Abaco Beach Resort is an established resort with a strong occupancy rate.” Upon completion, the entire expansion project at Abaco Beach Resort will include more than 100 condo units, a marina expansion, a larger restaurant, additional meeting and convention space and a spa and fitness center. The entire project will take between five and 10 years to comp lete. The residences start at just over a million dollars.Easter Bash at Goombay ParkBy Portia Jonsson Goombay Park was the place to be on April 15th when Central Pines Association staged its first Easter Bash sponsored by the Abaco Tourist Office in conjunction with Coastal Awareness Month. Children of all ages enjoyed the day’s activities and fun-filled competitions. There was an Easter egg hunt and Easter basket competition as well as face painting and bouncing castle. Two round trip tickets to Fort Lauderdale was the grand prize in a raffle drawing also made that day. All the favorite Bahamian dishes were on sale along with ice cream and conch salad. Funds raised from this bash will go towards registering the Central Pines Association and assist Local Government with garbage collection, road signs and general sub-division maintenance. Central Pines Association committee members are Mrs. Bernadette Harding – President, Mrs. Leazona Richard – Secretary and Ms. Benita Altidor – Treasurer. Please see Central Page 17


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 17 B abaco-realestate.com05/01/06Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRIEstate Agent -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 "Vista Mar" Great Guana Cay Orchid Bay Lot # 39 45,100 s.f. 1.035 acres 158.5' on Sea of Abaco 6,500 s.f. foundation in place 13,000 gal Cistern Building Plans Approved Fabulous Views #TS10552 $838,000. NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 36,839 s.f. 0.845 Acre 50' Beach Frontage Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #AS10575 $545,500. "Lost Shaker" NEW Man-O-War Cay Eastern Harbour Rare 0.40 Acre Building Site Sea-to-sea 80' of Harbour Front Average Depth 200' Good elevation #AS10694 $830,500. "Eastern Harbour" Treasure Cay 2 Lots offered as a single parcel 24,140 s.f.over 0.5 acre 174' of water frontage Overlooks entrance to Treasure Cay Marina Cleared and ready to build All utilities available #AS10592 $739,000. "Treasure View" NEW SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 5,207 s.f. Building Site. Semi-private dock. Dock rated for a 55' Vessel and a 25' Runabout. #AB5187 $520,000. "Lot # 30" NEW PRICE Sand Banks Creek near Treasure Cay 1 Acre plus Building Sites Wooded Lots 90' of Bay Frontage 80' of Road Frontage 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB5071 from: $61,500. "Sand Banks Creek" Sea of Abaco near Leisure Lee 1.4 Acres 300' from mainland Excellent Elevation 8' water at western end 3 Miles south of Treasure Cay #AB51471 $375,000. "Carrington Cay" PRIV ATE ISLAND "Conched Out" Green Turtle Cay Coco Bay 3.08 Acres 225' On Atlantic Ocean 235' On Coco Bay 30' Elevation Last Sea-to-sea parcel on Green Turtle Cay #TS10560 $2,600,000. NEW NEW Great Guana Cay Beachfront Building Site 16,500 s.f. 0.3787 Acre 100' Beach Frontage Over 200' of depth Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #TS10564 $425,000. "Secret Beach" NEW WEBSITE More Central Abaco News Reggae ConcertBy Mirella Santillo Marsh Harbour has been the site of quite a few concerts lately. The Soca /Calypso beats of the fund raising concert for the Abaco Regatta was held at the end of March, which included such famous Bahamian artists as KB, Xtra Band, and Ronnie Butler. On April 8th the Magnificent Seven entertained with country western music. On that same day Gospel Reggae was introduced to Abaco for the first time by Mr. Jessie Burrows and Mr. Frankie Floridor of Kingdom Production. The stage for the Gospel Reggae event was set at the Ocean View Park in Dundas CentralFrom Page 16 Town, and by early evening a crowd was assembling and music was blasting. Since the theme was religious, Sean Robins introduced the concert with prayer and soon local artist Tito entered the stage. He was followed by more locals, Flip, Anderson and Luchner Pierre, performing individually and then together, to mark the end the first part. Disk Jockeys Donavan and Frankie sang and played CDs between performers to maintain the mood. The second part of the evening was reserved for the Freeport musicians. Avalanchee, Monty G. and Mr. Lynx all drew ovations from the public. It was the wee hours of the morning when the music stopped. Mr. Floridor, one of the organizers who wants to make the performance an annual event, said, “I am very pleased with the attendance.” He estimated that “over 200 people showed up.” Mr. Floridor mentioned that he intended to hand a check for $200 from the profits to Ms. Anita Rolle to be used for the Youth in Action program.Walkway Is VandalizedBy Jennifer Hudson Recently, the walkway adjacent to the BEC substation in central Marsh Harbour was renovated but soon vandalized. The blue rope which was originally placed along the walkway in memory of Capt. Garnet Archer having been taken off his mailboat, the Deborah K after his death, had become worn and frayed and was replaced with wooden struts to neaten it up since this walkway is now a part of the Marsh Harbour Memorial Park. Lumber was purchased through the generosity of Greg and Gillian Albury of the Please see Central Page 18


Page 18 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Marsh Harbour Contact Ph: (242) 367-2653 Government Dock Marsh Harbour, Abaco Palm Beach Contact Ph: (561) 844-5387 M/V Legacy c/o Palm Beach Steamship 158 B East Port Road Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Nassau Contact Ph./Fax: (242) 393-4371 Western End Potter’s Cay Dock Nassau, New ProvidenceServing Marsh Harbour and the Cays with Freight Service from Nassau and Palm Beach• Departing Palm Beach Weekly service* • Departing Nassau Every Tuesday Night • Arriving Marsh Harbour Early Wednesday Morning • Extended Services to Green Turtle Cay* For more information on the Palm Beach service Call Trinity Customs Brokerage (242) 367-4297 Near Winding Bay Exclusive Yellowood, two lots, 70’ x 170’, side-byside, near Winding Bay, spectacular ocean views and awesome views of Winding Bay beach and Cherokee Creek. $77,000 eachTreasure Cay Highway Exclusive 2.28 acres, open zoning, beaches nearby. Approximately 240’ x 600’ Asking $135,000Pelican Shores Exclusive Harbour front lots, prestigious neighbourhood, protected harbour frontage, side by side lots. $549,000 eachBeach Front Lots South Abaco 2 lots 100’ x 140’ ea. $120,000 each Interior half acre lots with deeded beach access starting from $35,000 Marsh Harbour Office 367-SOLD (7653) Hope Town Office 375-8655 Frank Knowles Sales Agent Cell # 375-8655 Donna Darville Sales Agent Ph/Fax 367-SOLD (7653) More Central Abaco News Travel Spot while Charlie Sweeting gave his time to build it. Reportedly, within 10 days the lumber began to be maliciously broken down. It was then replaced, but the same thing happened again. The decision was made to take it all down and to remove CentralFrom Page 17 the 4 x 4 uprights. Nothing will be put back along the walkway since the committee of the Marsh Harbour Memorial Park has decided that it is too expensive to keep replacing the lumber. They state that they know who the persons responsible for this act of desecration are and believe that this maliciousness will, unfortunately, continue. The committee expects to develop a park in the vacant land by the walkway. It hopes that clearing the land will commence in early May.New Boat Ramp at Goombay ParkBy Jennifer Hudson Construction has begun on a boat ramp at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour, and it is hoped to that the work will be finished by mid-May. This is a Local Government project for which Heath Higgs will be doing the construction work. Mrs. Yvonne Key, Deputy Chief Councillor and Marsh Harbour Town Committee Chairman, said that there is a great need for this new boat ramp since Marsh Harbour has grown so rapidly that launching boats on the main street at Iron Point is no longer viable. The ramps where boats were formerly launched are in too constricted an area which causes parking problems and traffic gridlock. All persons will be able to launch their boats from the new ramp in Goombay Park, and there will be plenty of parking for trailers and vehicles during the day. All boats, trailers and vehicles must, however, be moved by evening, or they will be towed away. The 30 to 40 boats which go out for Marsh Harbour’s annual Sail Away will, in this its fourth year, leave from the Goombay Park ramp which will provide adequate parking and thus avoid the problem of trucks and other vehicles being parked in people’s yards and along the street as in previous years. Local Government will also shortly be building an additional 30 to 40 feet onto the existing dock at Goombay Park, construction to be done by Brandon Thompson of Drill Rig. When this dock is completed, Albury’s Ferry will use that dock for the early morning and late afternoon trips taking workmen to Scotland Cay and Guana Cay instead of using the Union Jack Dock which is now too congested and lacks adequate parking.Lack of Support from Locals Is DisappointingBy Jennifer Hudson Following the very successful coastal clean up on April 1 in Marsh Harbour, the clean up which was scheduled for the Central Pines Estates, Murphy Town and Dundas Town areas on April 8 was very disappointing as only one person, a teacher from Forest Heights Academy who is very environmentally concerned, showed up apart from the two organizers, Bernadette Harding and Dornell Swain from the Ministry of Tourism office. CentralFrom Page 19 Everyone who drives along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Marsh Harbour is impressed with the beautiful changes that are taking place. Randy Key of Pinewoods Nursery has lovely plantings from the traffic light east. These are colorful and well maintained. Mr. Key has staff that regularly water and care for the plants. Mrs. Yvonne Kay, Marsh Harbour Town Committee Chairman, is putting in additional sidewalks to make the roadway even more attractive. Mr. Charlie Sweeting has a crew who is doing the work. We can all thank these two people for all the work they are putting into the town to make it more attractive.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B Abaco Agent Hideaway, Great Cistern CayLike new 3/2 masterbuilt waterfront home with 40dock, covered terrace, wonderful elevation and views, great neighbourhood. $575,000Waterfront, Guana Cay3 1/2 acres Sea to Sea property just south of Orchid Bay. 215 of bay frontage with 15deeded easement to the beach. $895,000Waterway, Sand Bank CreekWaterfront home with private dock and dredged channel. 3/2 plus games room, conservatory dining room and deck. $375,000Beachview, Turtle RocksLovely 16,000 sq. ft. homesite in private community. Natural elevation, direct beach access and great Sea of Abaco views. $58,800Gumelemi House, Central PinesVery stylish 3/2 home with high ceilings, carport, laundry room and fenced yard, Borders conservation land, ready for occupancy. $205,000Summerwind, Guana CayThe perfect beach house! Simple, casual and carefree. 2/2 plus porches, access to two beaches. Short drive to settlement, rental history. $345,000Beachfront, Turtle RocksTwo one-acre properties each with 100 of beautiful Sea of Abaco frontage. Convenient, quality neighbourhood with protective covenants. $208,500Waterway, Sand Bank Creek1 acre with 95Sea of Abaco frontage, dredged channel and private boat ramp. Secluded but only minutes to cays, bonefish or blue water. $125,000Bill Thorndycraft & Sandra EvansPhone: (242) 367-0365 Cell: (242) 357-6638www.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales P.O. Box AB-20180 Marsh Harbour, Abaco PH: 367-0020Mammograms OfferedFor Appointments Call 367-0020Mrs. Andrea Moss Physiotherapist May 2, 2006 Dr. Daniel Johnson Podiatrist May 5, 2006 Dr. Jerome Lightbourne Pediatric Cardiologist May 5, 2006 Dr. Paul Hunt Pediatrician, Asthma and Allergy Testing May 6, 2006 Dr. May Hestmo Hand and Orthopedic Surgeon May 6, 2006 Dr. Rosetta Ingraham, Dermatologist May 6, 2006 Dr. K.J.A. Rodgers Opthalmologist May 10, 2006 Dr. Michael Caplia Optometrist May 11, 2006 Dr. Richelle Knowles Dermatologist May 13, 2006 Dr. Duranda Ash Opthamologist May 19-20, 2006 Dr. Hubert Minnis Ob Gyn / Ultrasound May 20, 2006 Dr. Edwin Demeritte, Neurologist / Neurophysiologist (Adults & Children) May 20, 2006 Dr. Frumentus Leon Obstetrician / Gynecologist May 27, 2006 More Central Abaco News The majority of people who assisted with the coastal clean up the previous week were visitors to our island who saw the need to rid it of garbage and so gave their time to do so. When the residents of Abaco were asked to do something about cleaning up their own communities, they showed no interest! The organizers were, of course, not only extremely disappointed but also disgusted at the lack of support. Not to be beaten, the three who turned up got to work picking up as much garbage as they could. Ms. Swain said that she was at least able to go and round up “a couple of kids” to lend a hand. According to Ms. Swain, an announcement was made over Radio Abaco concerning the clean up, and Chief Councillor Cubel Davis was contacted and asked to give his support and spread the word throughout the targeted areas. However, nothing happened and trucks which had been promised did not show up either. Urban Renewal had also promised support. As the Ministry of Tourism official said, “It is a disgrace when visitors are the only people who have any interest in doing anything about cleaning up this island and it is very sad that locals show no pride in their environment.”Construction Picks Up in Central PinesBy Samantha V. Evans The Department of Housing in Marsh Harbour has sold all of the property in the first section of Central Pines and is waiting for more property to be released for sale. The office has a long list of persons waitPlease see Central Page 18 ing to acquire lots in this sub-division. Recently, construction has picked up in the area as more persons are seeking to build their own homes. Driving through this area, it is surprising to see how quickly homes are being constructed. Mr. Gibbs, in charge of government housing on Abaco, anticipates that property will be released for sale in additional parts of Central Pines in a matter of months.Abaco Markets Announces New CEO and PresidentThe Abaco Markets Board of Directors announced the appointments of the Company’s new CEO, President and Executive Vice President. The company’s Chairman, R. Craig Symonette, has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Gavin Watchorn has been appointed President to succeed David J. Thurlow. In addition to these appointments, Shervin Stuart, Senior Vice President, has been appointed Executive Vice President. The appointments were announced by the Board’s Personnel Committee Chairman Robert Sands at the Abaco Markets’ corporate headquarters. Please see Central Page 20


Page 20 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Kathleen Albury, BRI a professional Licensed Real Estate Appraiser who has performed work for most local financial institutions, many attorneys and private individuals. She also serves as a Broker with H.G. Christie, Ltd. with eight years of extensive and varied experience in real estate, both in the U.S. and the Bahamas, six of these years in Abaco. She maintains licenses in both countries. She has completed many continuing education courses, having received her Bahamas Real Estate Institute designation, and can be considered one of the best trained realtors in Abaco. Kathleen serves all of Abaco and currently resides in Hope Town, Elbow Cay. HGChristie.comP.O. Box AB 20777 Bay Street Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Tel: (242) 367 5454 Fax: (242) 367 5452 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Tel: (242) 366 0700 Fax: (242) 366 0701 Cell: (242) 477 5350 e.mail: kathleen@hgchristie.comWhen you require a Real Estate Appraisal, please call: Marine ElectronicsCapt. Pat and Ann McFadenFactory authorized Sales, Service and Repair of: Web: E-mail: VHF CH 16 Tues Fri 8-5 F.C.C. Licensed, Factory Trained Technician At the Jib Room. Marsh Harbour Marina Tel: 242-367-2163Fax 242-367-3388 SIMRAD Chairman and new CEO Craig Symonette, a well known businessperson with various interests throughout The Bahamas, has served as Abaco MarketsÂ’ Chairman for nine years. Abaco Markets Limited is a publicly owned Bahamian company with eight wholesale and retail grocery and consumer product operations in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco and Turks and Caicos and 11 franchise locations in New Providence and Grand Bahama.Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club Donates FansOn April 20 the Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club purchased 100 20-inch box fans that More Central Abaco News CentralFrom Page 19 they will give out in their third Scurvy Few Fan Club. This is a program started by the club to give fans to elderly folks from Little Abaco to Sandy Point who do not have the luxury of air-conditioning during the hot summer months. This year the program is under the leadership of the clubÂ’s new President, Heath Higgs, along with a number of the other Scurvy members. The club would like to say Thank You to Standard Hardware for their assistance in getting the fans at an affordable price. This is just another of the many things that the club does within the community, and they look forward to doing even more in the future. For additional information, please contact Heath Higgs at 359-6276 or Sid Dawes at 367-2681. The Scurvy Few Motorcycle Club annually gives fans to needy people who cannot afford air conditioning or fans. Some of the club members are shown here picking up the fans from Mr. Bobby Higgs at Standard Hardware. They are, left to right, Henry Darville, President Heath Higgs, Bobby Higgs, President Emeritis Skeet Lachance, Treasurer Sid Dawes, Chad Effinger, Rex Albury, Joe Maggio. Some of the firemen of the Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire Department worshipped together on April 23 to honour their fallen comrade, Mr. Stanton Chea, who died a year ago as a result of an industrial accident. They are Brent Key, Matthew Key, Danny Sawyer, Mary Petsock, Steve Skulnick, Cpl. Johnson, StantonÂ’s young son Vicente, Sharmane Claridge, Robert Claridge, Jessica Cooke and John Hall.


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 B OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIES TIES TIES TIES TIES Member B.R.E.A. G.P.O. Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas Telephone 1-561-656-9708 • Telephone/Fax 1-242-365-4636 E-mail: • www.oceanblueproperties.comSales, Rentals and Property ManagementON GREEN TURTLE CAY: Now Listing! Well appointed immaculate furnished two-story home on the beach overlooking all of White Sound Harbour. Second floor living quarters with one bedroom and two baths. Guest apartment with one bedroom on ground floor. Guest cottage with two bedrooms two baths. A/C throughout all buildings. Large swimming pool. 173 ft. of water front. Approximately 1 acre. Private 120 ft. dock with 6 ft. draft at low tide. $3.5 million inclusive of all closing costs. New Listing! Two bedroom two bath furnished home in quiet residential area. A short walk to Ocean Beach or reserved beach lot for homeowner’s use. A/C throughout. Bonus room can be used as third bedroom. Enclosed porch plus deck. Telephone. Covered parking shelter. Stand-by generator can run whole house. B$485,000 including closing costs. Business project for sale! Four lots surveyed off with electricity already in. 3,670 to 5,016 sq. ft. parcels. Builidng plans already passed for a single family home on each lot. The first home on the fifth lot is already sold. Property is located close to two beaches and a major resort in an up and coming residential neighborhood. Trailer of building materials included. B$350,000 with all closing costs in. New listing! Seven lots for sale near two major beaches; a public dock and a major resort. 8,000 sq. ft to 14,134 sq, ft, B$158,600 to B$244,000. with all closing costs in. Family estate located on Gillam Bay and Black Sound consisting of one two story furnished house with three bedrooms; three baths; two kitchens and two living areas. Sits on rise of land with spectacular views of both Gillam Bay and Black Sound. 1.67 acres. Two vehicles. 2 car garage. Caretaker’s cottage with one bedroom and one bath. House has 120' dock on Black Sound in hurricane sheltered waters. 3.9 acres of property with 282' of beachfront on Gillam Bay. Estate can be sold as two parcels. $1.99 million for 2 story house. $3 million for beachfront parcel. Viewing by appointment only. New listing! 80 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. 1/3 acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) New listing! 85' of beachfront on south end of Bight O Bay. 560' deep. One acre of spectacular white sandy beach. $840,000 (all closing costs in) Waterfront lot on Coco Bay Dock to be decked over with 10' draft protected during storms. A few steps and you are on Coco Bay Beach. Outstanding water views. 12,000 sq. ft. $650,000 plus 7% to close. New listing! Two newly constructed three bedroom, two bath 40x36 furnished cottages plus porch on approximately one-half acre of land each on the Atlantic Ocean beach on the north end of the island. “Conch Shell” and “Conch Pearl” are landscaped and feature an 18’ vaulted living room ceiling; 9,000 gallon rain water tank; and a ground floor store room for golf cart storage. Use of shared private dock on Coco Bay included. Dock has 4 1/2 ft. draft at low tide. Just 75 yards off shore is an incredible snorkeling reef. Amenities include: Central A/C; W/D; hand painted cabinets by local artist; and storm shutters. $1.55 million each (closing costs included) For the discerning buyer seeking privacy and a secluded location. Two bedroom three bath furnished Bahamian style home overlooking Bluff Harbour and the Sea of Abaco. Good elevation. 30,000 gallon cistern. Dock with sling on Bluff Harbour. 2 acres with over 1,000 feet of shoreline. Gazebo to watch the sunsets. $3 million gross. Four unit furnished income-producing building with views of Coco Bay and use of shared private dock. $700,000 plus 7% to close. Three bedroom two bath newly constructed home in residential area overlooking green space and pond. Jacuzzi. A/C throughout. Fully fitted out kitchen. Vaulted ceilings throughout. Large decks. Screened porch. Landscaped. 1/4 acre. Close to town and within walking distance of Ocean beach. B$660,000 North End: Stunning three bedroom two bath home block construction home with fireplace. Outstanding views of Atlantic Ocean. 35' high elevation. Spacious screened in porch. One acre. 125' on ocean. $1.32 million plus 7% to close. Under Contract: Deck House Sold: Getzaway Cottage Gillam Bay Lots H1 and H2 Three lots in Settlement Creek Wood building on lot in New Plymouth Lot 8A Coco Bay Gillam Bay House UNDER CONTRACT BEACH FRONT PARCEL UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT S t e i n e r H H o u s e T T r e a s u r e C C a y R R o a d 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $ 8 0 9 0 0 0 B a h a m a B B e a c h C C l u b 2039, Deluxe Beach-front Condo 3 BR,2 BA $ 8 5 0 0 0 0 R o y a l P P a l m 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $ 5 9 9 0 0 0 H e l e n s P P o i n t G G a l l e o n B B a y Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $ 1 3 8 8 0 0 0 G a l l e o n B B a y R R o a d Homesite overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 T w i n P P a l m s B B r i g a n t i n e C C a n a l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $ 8 7 0 0 0 0 E a r l y L L i g h t R R o y a l P P o i n c i a n a 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $ 6 9 5 0 0 0 A t l a n t i s 2 2 2 0 2 2 BR, 2 BA Condo with 25' wide boat slip, including boat lift $ 4 0 5 0 0 0 S O L D The funeral for Mr. Wendell Anthony “Swain” Armbrister 63, formerly of Murphy Town, was held in Freeport on April 15. Interment was on Grand Bahama. He is survived by his wife Patricia Armbrister; mother Ida Swain; children Samantha, Lakeisha, Theola (Big T), Indira and Theola (Lil T) Armbnster, Laverne (Barbie) Armbrister-Archer, Samuel (Sparky), Vernal, Wendell, Wenzal, Reno Armbrister; grandchildren Jonnae Penn, Precious Armbrister, Sherwin Delancy Jr., Terneisha Winder, Samantha, Shaquille, Demetri and Tenajh Bootle, Shaniqua, Wayde Jr., and Candace Archer, Lavardynae, Tianna, Shermeco, Cordero, Cordesha, Damasio, Sameka, Avery, Sonovia, Shanethia, Samuel Jr., Su kura and Kadeidra Armbrister; great grandchild Dashawn; brother James (Jimmy) Williams; sisters Carolyn and Leanamae Armbrister, Louise Bain and Patricia Jones; daughter-in-law Erica Armbrister; sons-in-law Wayde Archer and Sherwin Delancy Sr.; parents-inlaw Cliff and Nerva Bowe; sisters and brothers-in-law Gloria Williams, Princess and Reginald Farrington, Bloneva and Lawrence Rolle, Bertram and Judy Winder, Dwayne and Sonia Winder, Shirley and Susan Bethel; uncle Edison Ambrister; aunt Louise Cornish; nieces and nephews; god-children; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Agatha Sybil McKinney 56, formerly of Cooper’s Town, was held in Freeport on April 15 Interment was on Grand Bahama. She is survived by her husband Bishop Ivan McKinney; sons Timothy, Craig and Martin McKinney; daughters Mary, Florence, Brenda McKinney and Judyette Brown; grandchildren Ivarene Jones, Kayla Tucker, Destiny Huyler, Franklin Ramsey Jr., Dwayne Marshall Jr., Shantar, Salyna, Sabrainer, Serena and Christopher McKinney; sisters Paula Dickenson Hall, Ettamae Austin, Karen McKenzie, Barbara Russell and Michellene Poitier; brothers Maxwell Russell Sr., Steven Rolle Sr., Rev. Derrick Russell and Clarence Poitier; sisters-in-law Lula and Lorraine Burrows; brothers-in-law Richard, Robert, Basil, Alex McKinney and Arthur Lightboume; sons-in-law Ricardo Brown and Franklin Ramsey; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Dr. Roger Van Sherman (psychologist), aged 53, formerly of Nassau, passed away on April 13th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife Dr. Vivica Sherman; daughters; sisters; brothers including Eugene Sherman of Dundas Town; brother-in-law; and many other relatives and friends. Thelma Cynthia Williams, 73, of Sandy Point passed away at her daughter’s residence in Freeport on April 15. She is survived by ten adopted daughters and five adopted sons, 40 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; brothers; sisters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Ian Gerald Carroll was born on September 27, 1965, and died on April 17, 2006. He is survived by his mother, Zula Carroll; his father, Carol Carroll; brothers Gerald, Mark, Pater and Gary; sister Kathy; and many other family members and friends. His funeral was held in Treasure Cay on April 29, 2006 Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends


Page 22 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 COMMERCIAL DOCKSPRIVATE DOCKSSEA WALL CONSTRUCTIONBOAT LIFTSDOCK DEMOLITION & REMOVALOffice Tel: 367.4842 Cellular: 357.6564 P.O.Box AB-20757, Marsh Harbour DOCK BUILDING SPECIALIST Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Caribbean Marine Constr Constr Constr Constr Constr uction uction uction uction uction Treasure Cay Resort hosted the Third Annual Bahamas White Marlin Open, a three-day event sponsored by Hatteras Yachts on April 5-8. A fleet of 19 boats competed, catching a total of 35 billfish in this all release tournament – 19 white marlin, 11 blue marlin, four sailfish and one spearfish. Release points were awarded using digital cameras with time and datestamped to validate the time of the billfish release and the species. Reel McCoy from Ocala, Florida, was the tournament winner with 1,000 points by releasing four white marlin and two blue marlin. Coming in second place was Juel North Abaco News Treasure Cay Hotel Resort will hold its 23rd Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament on June 11-16. This tournament is a qualifier for IGFA’s International Tournament of Champions and the World Sailfish Championship and will offer four days of fishing, social parties, dinners and fun competitions. Multiple awards will be given for billfish as well as awards for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Release point standings will be verified by participant’s digital and/ or video camera that had time and date on the photo. Treasure Cay Resort is renowned for its great food and camaraderie, with social events families can enjoy. An average of23rd Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament Will Be in JuneMarie from Knoxville, Tennessee, that released four white marlin and one blue marlin, earning a total of 900 points. Third place was won by Black Gold from Boca Raton, Florida, with 550 points earned with two white marlin, a blue marlin and a spearfish. In the Fun Fish Categories, the largest dolphin/mahi-mahi trophy was taken by Lethal Weapon which brought a 39-pound fish to the weigh scale. Team Tormenta Ramera brought in a 38-pound wahoo to capture that category. Fisherman Joe-Kel weighed in a 28-pound tuna to top that category. The Fun Fish Categories have a 25pound minimum weight requirement. The highlight of the Bahamas White Marlin Open’s social events was the Tabasco Recipe Contest. Distinguished judges including Tabasco hospitality chefs Lionel and Peggy Robin had a real challenge selecting the top three recipes from the twelve entries. The entries were judged upon presentation, taste and best use of Tabasco products. Top prize, an LCD television, was won by the Fisherman Joe-Kel. The recipe was a side dish named Eggplant New Iberia. The all-female team from Mary Bess placed second with a Tabasco Cheese Ball. Mama Who’s Tort placed third with an interesting blend of Tabasco, pesto and cream cheese. Sponsor Hatteras Yachts of New Bern, North Carolina, hosted its popular Hatteras Hangover Clinic, providing coffee, espresso, bagels, aspirin and goodies each morning at 6 a.m. on fishing days. In addition to their active participation, Hatteras sponsored the closing night awards dinner featuring the Cajun cooking of Lionel and Peggy Robin at Treasure Cay’s Spinnaker restaurant. The Bahamas White Marlin Open, a total release tournament in the billfish categories, awards 200 points for the target species, white marlin; 100 points for blue marlin, and 50 points for sailfish and spearfish. Prizes are awarded for the largest fish caught in the Fun Fish categories – tuna, wahoo, and dolphin. 275 anglers and guests attend each tournament from many states as well as other countries. Proceeds from 2006 fund raising efforts will benefit the Guy Harvey Research Institute, a nonprofit research center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The Institute conducts basic and applied scientific research for effective conservation, bio-diversity maintenance, restoration, and understanding of the world’s wild fishes. Treasure Cay will also host the fourth leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship which is scheduled for June 4-9.Treasure Cay Hosted The Bahamas White Marlin OpenThe body of a sperm whale was washed up on Carlton Point near Treasure Cay about April 13. The whale had been badly mangled and was covered with shark bites. The tail section was completely gone. The carcass was about 20 feet long and it is estimated that its full length would have been about 27 feet. The body was examined by Monica Arso of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey based in Sandy Point but it was too far gone for any testing. The body had been discovered floating by Charles Adams but soon after floated ashore. This is the second body of a whale to be found in Abaco waters this year. The other whale was seen near Grand Cay. 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May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B ... the battery with the lightning bolt of life!!!Automotive Batteries Gel Batteries High Reserve Capacity Batteries UPS Computer Batteries A/C Delco Marine Trojan Golf Cart 6 & 8V Truck / Tractor Diesel Marine Batteries DieselFULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR FULL ONE YEAR GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!! GUARANTEE!!(If an epic battery fails due to workmanship any time during that year, Epic would replace that battery free of charge!) DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE WE DON’T PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY Regardless of the destination, Please Call Us Today to quote Your Next Trip at:1-242-367-4852 or 1-242-365-8852(Marsh Harbour Terminal) (Treasure Cay Terminal)1-800-852-0275 (U.S. Only) • (386) 423-1773 • Fax (386) 423-1774E-mail: • CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP Daily Service Marsh Harbour Melbourne Treasure Cay Orlando Intl. Daytona Beach Jacksonville CURRY’S FOOD STORECustomer docking Homemade bread Complete line of groceries Frozen foods, fresh fruits & vegetables Block & crushed iceGreen Turtle Cay Ph. 242-365-4171 Fax 365-4072Located on the harbour front Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Window Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442Local Government Authority Hope Town District Public Notice to Registered Voters Vote of Proposed BylawsBe advised that there will be a specially called Town Meeting for the purpose of holding a special vote with regard to the Proposed Bylaws for the Hope Town District. Each meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All registered voters are advised to come out and vote. May 15 Man-O-War Cay, School house May 16 Great Guana Cay, School house May 17 Elbow Cay, Methodist Church FNM Held Fund Raising Cook-outThe South Abaco Branch of the Free National Movement held a cook out on April 22. Dinners were sold at the lot next to Bellevue Business Depot in Marsh Harbour. Attending the cook-out was Mr. Brent Symonette, MP, from Nassau. Shown here are Mrs. Anne Parotti, Mr. Jack Albury, Mr. Symonette, Mr. Franklyn Russell and Mr. Edison Key. A funeral in Nassau kept the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, MP for North Abaco, from attending. The informal get together lasted all afternoon with many dinners sold. Support Citizens Against Crime tures. They learn to deal with all types of fire and as part of the course are put into a lit container with five people. They are also required to do a rescue at sea in which they must tread water for half an hour, then turn over a six-man life raft by themselves, swim out and retrieve an unconscious person whom they must put into the boat by themselves. Capt. Thomas is of the opinion that, despite all the controversy and antagonism from some of the residents of Guana Cay, the development is good for Abaco. “The Discovery Land Company has resorts in 12 other locations throughout the United States which have the Baker’s BayFrom Page 13 strictest rules in the world for environmental operations. If they can operate in the U.S., then they can operate in The Bahamas. This will be good for Abaco’s economy and will put it on the map. Those in Guana Cay who are protesting the development are being unreasonable. Why would you ruin something which drew you to the area in the first place? The reef is a valuable asset to Baker’s Bay which the company will want its clients to enjoy; so the owners will do all in their power to maintain it and only seek to enhance it.” Of his good fortune in being selected for this new position, Capt. Thomas says, “I believe good luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”


Page 24 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaper The Tribune and your favourite magazines at these great locations: MAN-O-WAR GROCERY BUDS & BLOOM THE CHEMIST SHOPPE HIT MUSIC & VIDEO ISLAND PHARMACY PRICE RIGHT GROCERY STORE SHELL MARSH HARBOUR SERVICE STATION TEXACO QUALITY STAR VERNON’S GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMON’S SUPERCENTER LOWE’S FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper AB AB AB AB AB A A A A A CO CO CO CO CO Abaco Marine PropsPropellers Reconditioned & RehubbedPhone 367-4276 Fax 367-4259 across the street from Abaco Outboards in Marsh Harbour Brass Stainless AluminumSandblasting & Marine grade welding on Stainless and AluminumCertified Propeller Repair TechnicianThe ONLY NNPA Techncian in The Bahamas Well Done Drilling Services Specializing inWell Drilling: Water Wells, Drainage Wells, Septic Disposal Wells Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: 350GPD to 200,000GPDExcavator Rental: Specialized Excavator Foundation Drilling for home foundations in sand and Excavator Digging Piling Holes: Piling Holes for home foundations and utility poles plantedTrenching: Trenching for underground utility services We serve all of Abaco including the caysCall us today for a free consultationMarsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Abaco, Bahamas Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Ph: (242) 367-4842 Our ThanksPercival G.Archer 1927-2006We, the family of Percival Archer extend our sincerest thanks to all of you who have given unstintlingly of your love and support during our time of bereavement. You have brought sunshine into our homes by your visits, calls, flowers, meals, prayers and for attending the home-going service and for this we are thankful. Our sorrow is easier to bear with help from God and friends like you. We thank you. We also wish to thank Rev. & Mrs. Charles Carey, Dr. & Mrs. Colin Archer, Pastor Dansbury Hudson, Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Administrator Everette Hart, Pastor Dereck Benjamin, Pastor and Mrs. Silbert Mills, Pastor and Mrs. Earlyn Balliou, Dr. Marc Binand. Dr. Frank Boyce and Staff. Percy and Shannon Albury, Mr. Emalin Sawyer, Mrs. Anita Cornish St. Francis de Sales Choir and The Abaconian & Staff Church Holds Groundbreaking ServiceBy Jennifer Hudson Following its Easter morning service, the congregation of St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town assembled atop a nearby hill on land belonging to the church for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new church manse. The former manse, which stood on the same site for over 40 years, had to be demolished a few years ago due to structural inadequacies. Since that time the church minister and congregation have looked forward to the day another manse could be constructed. The short service began with the biblical reminder “Except the Lord build a house, they labour in vain who build it.” Following a selection of hymns, choruses, invocation and Scripture readings, selected persons came forward to turn the soil. Ground was first broken by Rev. Carla Culmer, minister of St. Andrews Methodist Church, and 85-year-old Mrs. Joyce Smith, oldest member of the congregation. They were followed by the Congregational Board, Church News Prayer Band, Men’s Fellowship, Ladies’ Fellowship, Youth Group and Sunday School. The service closed with all members holding hands while singing Bind Us Together, Lord A special gift day is scheduled for the last Sunday of June, when all members, including children, will bring a gift towards the building of the new manse. The manse will be built in phases, and the church looks forward to beginning the first phase, the foundation, as soon as possible. Several members of the St. Andrews congregation are contractors by profession, and they will be donating their labour free of charge. The St. Andrews Methodist Church has served the Dundas Town community for the past 50 years and, according to Rev. Culmer, holds the distinction of being the first church of any denomination in Dundas Town.Men’s Day at Zion BaptistBy Samantha V. Evans On March 13th Zion Baptist Church in Murphy Town celebrated its men of God. The theme for this event was A New Mind Set based on the Scripture Philippians 2:5. Members learned to honor the men in their Please see Church Page 26 St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town broke ground for a manse on April 16. It is on the site of a manse that stood there for 40 years. Shown here is Rev. Carla Culmer, right, assisting Mrs. Joyce Smith, oldest member of the church, as she turns the soil. Looking on is Mr. Gary Smith and other church members. church and in their lives. Pastor Dean talked about Saul and how he allowed arrogance and disobedience to turn him away from God’s graces. During the evening service,


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 B GENERAL PUBLIC AT LARGEAll persons are asked to be aware that PERICLES ALEXANDER MAILLIS, Attorney-at-Law and Counservationist, is not the same person as Pericles Anthony Maillis, a/k/a Perry Anthony Maillis, Developer and Businessman of Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Any persons wishing to contact Attorney PERICLES ALEXANDER MAILLIS are asked to do so by writing to P.O. Box N-4014, Nassau, Bahamas. AffordableReliable200-800 GPD SC Compact1000-1500 GPD SC StandardSK WatermakersMarine, Residential, and Commercial Systems from 150 to 10,000 Gallons per Day Superior Warranty Coverage Highest Quality Components Wide Range of Options RO Parts & Supplies(772) 489-0852www.skwatermakers.com4675 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34946Installation Available in Abaco by:PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LTD. (242) 366-0112 Hope Town Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 Houses and Land For Rent and For SaleClassified Advertisements RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS LIVE YOUR DREAM ATEnjoy the life style you deserve . Luxury vacation rentals with private boat slips and all resort amenities in a gated community. Call 242-367-4151 or Fax 367-4152 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE RENTAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BAHAMAS VACATIONS 100+ private Out Island homes, resorts, villas for rent. Free listing. Call 1-800-462-2426 Cherokee Sound 5 adorable new, Bahamian style cottages, tastefully decorated in bright island colors. Full kitchen, A/C, cable TV. Call 366-2075 or email Dundas Town, Central Pines Estates, brand new 2 bed, 1 bath apartment, fully furnished, washer, dryer, central A/C. Inquires call 3596133 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1200/ mo, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call for details. 904-982-2762 wardslanding Cherokee Yellow Wood, vacant property in view of Cherokee Sound and overlooking WindScotland Cay deep waterfront lot, good elevation, outstanding Sea of Abaco views. Overlooks entrance to the Hurricane Hole private marina. 84’ of protected deep water dockage w/ electric and a second 60’ x 22’ boat slip. $595,000 net. Ocean view lot w/ excellent unobstructed panoramic ocean views. Good elevation. $295,000 net. Both properties are located on Scotland Cay, a pvt. island w/ airstrip, ferry svc, beautiful beaches, lagoon, marinas and upscale homes. 850-519-1990 Tilloo Cay charming hideaway, 1 br/ 2 ba cottage, safe haven, tucked in cove with dock. Panoramic view of ocean in all directions from top of hill. On approx. 3.75 accres, sea to sea. Generator, battery and solar powered. Call 508-5403240 or e-mail Treasure Cay 1/2 acre canal lot on Galleon Bay, with sea wall. $249,000. Call 366-3247 Prime Water Front Land for Sale Perfect for that very private individual estate or small gated community. Just minutes from Treasure Cay airport and Treasure Cay shops. 6 2/3 acres located between Green Trutel Ferry Dock and Treasure Cay road. Great commercial frontage on highway with excellent views of Green Trutel Adn Treasure Cay from hop of hill and water front (over 30’ elevation on top of hill with approx. one acre plateau and view of water to teh west) with gradual rolling stair step eleavations to Sea of Abaco. Room for approx. two acre private marina. Land has been cleared of large vegetation with gravel road from highway to water front. Basic boat ramp cut into water. Two fresh water wells. electric adn telephone at highway. Available for inspection until April 6 by appointment only. For sale by owner, no brokers. Call 365-8009 or after April 6 305-238-2459 Marsh Harbour, commercial shop/ office spaces available in Royal Harbour Village shops. Great location, high traffic area. Please call for details. 242-367-3262 RENTAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS ing Bay. 13,478 sq. ft. Call 366-2005 for more details. $100,000 Elbow Cay’s Best Houses and Land, rentals and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet at Guana Cay 5 bed/3 bath house on interior lot with ocean view. Shared dock. Call for info. 365-5181 Guana Cay 2 bed/2 bath on water, with dock, like new. Asking $725,000. Call 365-5181 for details Leisure Lee Lovely home site with views of canal system, beach and Sea of Abaco. For sale by owner. $75,000 Call 242-362-1021 Lubber’s Quarter, beach front lot. 1 acre, dock and electric. $525,000 Call 375-8313 or Beach front property: Gorgeous beach front on Lubbers Quarters with two beach cottages, private, w/ dock. Call 366-0347 or e-mail PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALE Florida Brand new intracoastal 2bd/2ba condo. Full service, 249 slip marina, tennis, shopping and waterfront dining. Also avail direct intracoastal lot ready to build your new waterfront home. Membership to Yacht & Beach Club incl. The Selby Group 866-4393159 or 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 Duplex for Short Term Rental in Nassau Located in Little Blair, 2 bed/ 1 bath, cable, laundry, facilities, no petes allowed. $100 pernight, $550 per week, monthly rate available. Please inquire at 242-393-1962 BEC Replaces Pole After Fire A crew from BEC is shown replacing an electric pole immediately after a woods fire pn the highway near the Green Turtle Cay Ferry. The fire is still smoking as can be seen in the picture. Must have a good command of English, punctuation and word usage. Must be able to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. Must be computer literate and be able able to supply typed material in Word or Word Perfect. Find and prepare several newspaper stories, then call 367-2677 for an interview. Part time or full time. Must have transportation. The Abaconian Writer Wanted NEW DELUXE CONDO FOR SALEThe Moorings at Lantana on Intracoastal 5 miles from PBIA 2/2 indoor park – Marina space available Call R. Denkin, owner/agent at 561-6838810 M-F 9-5 pm or 561-641-9080 Leave message on tape


Page 26 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 Straw Baskets • Shirts • Hats Casual Wear • Gifts • SouvenirsLocated Don MacKay Blvd. and Airport Phone 367-2431 • Marsh Harbour Mon Sat 7:30 5 • Sun 10 5 Visa and MasterCard Accepted T r o p i c a l S o u v e n i r s Souvenirs • Cuban Cigars • Casual Clothing T-Shirts • Venus Swimwear • Jewelry Children’s Clothing and lots more ...Located in Simmon’s Plaza next to Snack Shack Mon Sat • 9 5 • Phone: (242) 367-4822 B’s Sunrise Business Service Directory Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca Big Ca t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment t Equipment Rentals: Backhoe, D3 Tractor, Payloader, Dump Truck Services: Land clearing, Trenching Foundations Fill, rock and sand Fax: 242-367-2464 Tel: 242-367-2655 • 367-5250 Cell #: 477-5322 • 359-6839 Well Drilling ServicesServicing All of AbacoAndrew MajorMarsh Harbour Abaco, BahamasTel: 551-7375 DRA NAGE SOLUTIONS Sick Copier?Call the Copier DoctorWe make house calls! Most brands serviced We make business quality rubber stamps: Deposit Stamps, Daters, Address Stamps Self-inking and traditional stylesCall 367-4709 Fyne’s Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 • Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILE LICENSED INSURED Office : 367-7072Larry LoweCell : 477-5966 Marble l Granite l Ceramic Porcelain l Mud Work l Kitchens Bathrooms l Entire Home Amelia Airways, Inc. Private Air Charter Based in South Florida Serving Florida, the Keys, The Bahamas, Caribbean and other US Destinations Phone # 800-546-4648 Fax # 954-489-9126 Ask us about our Spring Discounts! Commercial & Residential Padding & all necessary accessories Installation and quotes availableDelivery within a week!! Carpet Carpet CarpetRoss Pinder477-5019For all your carpet needs, call Ross Pinder @ 477-5019. Serving all of Abaco with over 25 years experience. Lots of samples to choose from... FOR SALE Iggy Biggy located in two prime tourist locations Sucessful long standing (16 yrs) Turnkey Retail Business, Serious Inquires Only Call 561.628.7946 ISLAND AIR FREIGHTP.O.Box F-44746 #5 Yellow Pine St. Suite #1 Freeport, Bahamas Office: 242-352-5401 Cell: 954-317-3552 Fax: 242-352-5422 Office: 954-492-0062 Cell: 561-702-0483 Fax: 954-492-0606 5520 NW 21st Terrace Hangar #7 Ft. Lauderdale Fl 33309 GIACO & CO.Gary ClarkeWest of Forest Drive Ph:(242) 367-4560 Cell :(242) 456-9705 We sell steel already put together for construction needs. We also do burgular bars. Specializing in Bending Fabrication of Rebar for Foundation Decks, Columns and Belt Course. A A A A A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island Phar Phar Phar Phar Phar macy macy macy macy macyPrescriptions • Testing Beauty Supplies • Vitamins Ricardo Miller, PharmacistHours 8:30 am 6 pm Sundays 9 am 12 Noon Ph. 367-2544 Cell 554-8183 Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb. Fax 367-6544 • Church Listing Kirk o’ the Pines For information and help please ring an Elder at 367-3643, 367-4479-367-3477 or 367-2365 (Presbyterian) “Seek and Ye Shall Find” Sunday Mornings at NineWelcomeSaturday Morning Children’s Club at half past tenSaturday and Sunday at Forest Heights Academy (Don MacKay Blvd. near airport round-about)Thursday Evenings at six thirtyBible Study & Discussion Group (in varius homes) New Vision MinistriesOur Mission “Turning people into devout followers of Jesus Christ ”Sunday Worship11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids’ Korner9:30 a.m. Tuesday Interactive Bible Study7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Time12:10 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Friday Youth Night (high school & up)7:30 p.m. Pastors/Leaders Derek Benjamin • Ted Pearce • David Lowe Youth Pastor: Chris Pinder For Directions call 242-367-3324 Dundas Town Church of GodWhere Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!Sunday Prayer Meeting6:00 a.m. Sunday School9:45 a.m. Morning Worship11:00 a.m. Evening Worship6:00 p.m. Weekdays (Prayer Meeting) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday5:00 a.m. Monday Night7:00 p.m. Wednesday Night F.T.H.7:00 p.m. Friday Youth Night7:00 p.m. Tuesday, ThursdayFamily Night For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457 or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565 Bishop Anthony Campbell242-367-4718 or cell phone 242-457-5565 • Dtcog@coralwave.comJesus Saves We exist to: Reach, Develop, Train, Love and Send ThankYoufrom the Family of the late Robert Leslie McDonaldWe would like to thank EVERYONE for everything that was done for us during our time of sorrow. The blood donations, cards, phone calls, prayers, donations, etc... Everything was and is very much appreciated.Thank All of You Edna & Paul McDonald Ms. S. Evans spoke at the night service about the Junior Achievement Program and the significant difference it could make in the lives of the youth. The pastor and members of Zion Baptist Church are committed to exposing the youth of their church to as many positive programs, events and speakers as possible because they believe that the children are the future. Hence, as the adults, they have an obligation to train and bring them up properly. ChurchFrom Page 24 Civic OrganizationsKiwanis Club of Great Abaco Tuesday, 7 p.m., weekly at Mackerel’s Restaurant, Dundas Town, 367-5932Pilot Club of Abaco Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457Pilot Club of South Abaco Last Thursday. monthy, J.A. Pinder School, Sandy Point, 366-4001Rotary Club of Abaco Tuesdays, 6 p.m., weekly at Anglers Restaruant, Abaco Beach Resort Remember: Register to Vote


May 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 B Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $9 Picture and 4 lines $25 Additional lines at $2 per line Display classified $18 per column inch We can take the photo within the Marsh Harbour area or use your photo. Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677 For all your vertical and mini-blind needs contact Sidney Albury at 367-2091 or 367-2031. Sales and Service US Visa Services bring your info and we get your US Visa 242-392-4060. Ask for Mr. Wilson (Abaco) Wanted Cashier with experience in hair and beauty supply products, nail technician, hair stylist. Call 367-2386 Sea Spray Resort Help Wanted Cook, general kitchen help, bartender, wait staff and marina assistant. Full time. Paid transportation. Experience with references required. Call for appointment. 366-0065 Harbour View Grocery, Hope Town, Teller/ Stock person wanted. Must be computer literate. Call Thomas 366-0033 for appointment. Energetic, sales-oriented female betweeen the ages of 18-25 to work in busy snack bar. Light cooking and cashing experience needed. Call 367-2178, leave message. Do You Enjoy Writing? The Abaconian is looking for a writer with a good command of English. The person must be able to write clearly and be willing to cover events during days, evenings and on weekends. If interested, write three newspaper stories on happenings or news in your community and call 367-2677 for an interview. Boat trailer for up to 20’ boat, galvanized, tandem, new wheels and tires. $1200 OBO to see, contact Steve Albury at Abaco Outboard 367-2452 2 Honda 130 HP outboard engines. Low hours. Call 553-7037 12’ Carolina skiff, new, with 15 HP Mariner, with or without trailer. For more information contact Buddy at 365-6152 22’ Boston Whaler Outrage, ‘87 w/twin ‘97 Yamaha 90 HP motors, 254 hours use. DUTY PAID At Abaco Yacht Services. $19,000. Call 365-8430 or 847-438-8692 or email COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats 94 Ford Taurus, fully loaded, good running condition. Asking $2000. To view or make offer call 559-8656 96 Cutlass Cierra Oldsmobile, good condition, runs good. $5000 OBO 366-3067 34’ Walters custom sailboat, S.O.R.C. 1 ton race boat from the ‘70s, 3 cyl. Volvo, B&R rig, radar arch, 40 GPH watermaker & more. Currently in Black Sound, GTC. $25,000 call Gray 386-527-1082 or 35’ Chris Craft, DUTY PAID A/C 6.5 Onan generator. Located at Marsh Harbour Marina. Great live aboard or island boat. Port engine runs fine. Starboard engine needs work $20,000 Call 367-0572 38’ Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 45’ #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped. For further info call 366-0430 45’ #1 Hull Fiberglass Fishing Boat, 1980, single 8V71 engine, 6,000 lb freezer, 15 KW Isuzu generator, water maker, 300 gal fresh water tank, 1200 gal diesel tank. Sleeps 8. Excellent condition. Contact Arthur Lightbourne 366-4355/366-4430, cell 375-9644 45’ #1 hull, fiberglass crawfishing boat with stabilizers. Call 367-2707 or 375-3830 48’ Chris Craft Corinthian ‘85, 3208-T CATS, ONAN generator, new electronics, many upgrades, excellent condition, wonderful Bahamas boat, set up for fishing. US $140,000. Contact Don Wood at 772-2889941 or 242-3758777 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Pre-castin concrete molds for sale. Call for info. 559-8538 or 242-535-1492 or 242-3611857 Earth compactor US$750, Scuba tank compressor US$1000, Rotary nail gun US$300, Deck screw gun US$300, Construction compressor US$400. Call 772-288-9941 or 242-375-8777 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE 22’ Abaco-built fiberglass boat 200 HP Evinrude motor, float-on trailer, Garmin colour map GPS, VHF, fishfinder. Asking $30,000 OBO Contact Earl, Ph 367-2289 or 357-6813 25’ Grady White Sailfish, ‘88, w/ 2 225 HP Evinrudes, cuddy cabin, depth sounder, DUTY PAID, good condition. Asking US $18,000 At Green Turtle Shipyard. Call 365-4648 or 215256-9990 or 32’ Island Gypsy Sportfish 175 Ford Lehman, 8 KW Westerbeke, air conditioned, etc. $44,000 Call 365-4120 34’ Sailboat 1974, Volvo Penta diesel. Located on GTC. Asking $18,000 OBO Call 365-4119 34’ Catalina 1988 shoal draft sailboat, DUTY PAID, 27 HP Yanmar, 12 v. refrig, many upgrades. Lying Abacos. $48,500. Call 828-6690828 Fax 828-664-1710 BUSINESS FOR SALE Dive Operation for sale, Treasure Cay marina. Contact James Sweeting 242-365-8582By Jennifer Hudson At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 17, police on Green Turtle Cay received a call indicating that the body of a white male had been seen floating in waters near Sundowners Restaurant. The body was noticed to be that of a white male, completely nude and floating face up. ASP Wayne Miller and a team of officers left the Marsh Harbour police station for Green Turtle Cay and on arrival there were able to confirm this. The body was then identified as Ian Carroll, a 40-yearold male from Treasure Cay. The body was ferried to the mainland and was taken to the Cooper’s Town clinic where the doctor pronounced the body dead. It was officially identified by a family member. Preliminary examinations showed that the victim had apparently suffered a broken neck. The body was flown into Nassau where an autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Investigations are continuing into what is deemed a suspicious death, based on the fact that the body was nude and may have suffered a broken neck. Police Crime Report Causing harm About 10 p.m. on March 26, a resident of Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour was slapped in the face by a woman she knew while visiting a friend in The Mud Death threat A resident of Spring City reported on April 7 that her estranged husband phoned her and threatened to kill her which put her in fear of her life. Assault A Dundas Town woman was slapped in the face while at work at the Surf Side Restaurant and Bar. This happened about 2 p.m. on April 7 and the assailant was identified. Death threats While at his residence about noon on April 9, a Dundas Town man was given death threats by a man he knew. A suspect was arrested a few minutes later. Shop breaking At 2:43 a.m. on the morning of April 9, the alarm at Burns House Liquor store in Marsh Harbour was activated. Police responded quickly and found the glass was smashed on the front door. A dark male wearing red shorts and with a white shirt around his face was observed in the vicinity but he managed to escape on foot. Shop breaking The Hudson Laundry on the S.C. Bootle highway near Treasure Cay was broken into during the night of April 9. A 19-inch television worth $250 and an assortment of snack food worth $55 were stolen. Stealing In mid-morning on April 10, a 55-gallon drum of diesel fuel valued at $300 was stolen from a quarry pit in Marsh Harbour. A suspect was named. Drug possession About noon on April 12, a search warrant was executed at a residence on Crockett Drive in Marsh Harbour. As a result, marijauna was found and six men were arrested. Shop breaking The Ministry of Works office located at the Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour was broken into during the night of April 12. Stolen were a microwave worth $88 and a radio worth $15. Robbery Two dark teenage boys snatched the purse off the shoulder of a visitor about 8:30 p.m. on April 12 in the vicinity of Mangoes Restaurant in Marsh Harbour. Credit cards and $400 were taken. Uncontrollable child A Guana Cay woman surrendered her 15-year-old son to the police on April 13 as he was out of control, possibly due to drug use. By Jennifer Hudson At 9 p.m. on the night of April 15, the Manager of Solomon’s SuperCenter was accosted by two armed assailants while attempting to make a nightly deposit at a local bank. A struggle ensued between the Manager and the armed bandits resulting in the Manager hitting one of the armed assailants across the face. The assailants then fled across the street in the direction of the Haitian community of the Mud. Both assailants were masked and both were said to be armed. Due to the quick thinking of the Manager who, when he saw the assailants approaching, quickly pushed the pouch into the night safe and flipped up the lid, the would-be robbers escaped with nothing.Body Washed Ashore On Green Turtle Cay Armed Robbery Attempted


Page 28 B The Abaconian May 1, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "Hope Town Apartments" Elbow Cay White Sound 7 Apartment Units Total of 3,800 s.f. 4 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments 3 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartments Central A/C All fully Furnished Great Rental History #AB156 $925,000. "Watch Hill" Great Guana Cay 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,686 s.f. Residence 725 s.f. Open Decks. 80' of Prime Beachfront Over 1/4 Acre Superb Ocean Views Semi-private Dock Fully Furnished. Great Rental History #AB142 $1,380,000. Man-O-War Cay 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,921 s.f. Residence. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest Cabin 172' Ocean Beach Front 1.189 Acres Beautifully Landscaped Semi-Private Dock Fabulous Views #AB150 $1,840,000. "Sunsplash" abaco-realestate.com5/1/06 Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f. Residence 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1Bath Guest House "Playhouse" with Bar Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views #AB160 $2,315,000. "Summer Camp" Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,470 s.f. Residence 124' of Ocean Beach 2,000 s.f. of Decks Central A/C 30,000 gal Fresh Water Fabulous Views Furnished #AB161 $1,100,000. "Casa Bueno" Derek Lee, BRIAbaco District Managing Broker Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Res: (242) 365-6156 dlee@hgchristie.comChris Plummer BRIAssist. District Manager Estate Agent Green Turtle Cay (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 554-9451 chris@hgchristie.comKathleen Albury BRIEstate Agent -Appraiser Elbow Cay (242) 366-0700 Cell: (242) 477-5350 kathleen @hgchristie.comNeil Aberle BRIEstate Agent Marketing Specialist Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell:(242) 359-6274 neil@hgchristie.comChris AlburyEstate Agent Marine Specialist Man-O-War Cay (242) 365-6008 Cell: (242) 477-5245 calbury@hgchristie.comFaron SawyerEstate Agent Transportation Specialist Abaco (242) 367-3450 faron@hgchristie.comBill JohnstonEstate Agent Utility Specialist Little Harbour (242) 367-5454 Cell: (242-357-6674 bill@hgchristie.comRobbie BethelSales Assistant Photography Specialist Hope Town (242) 366-0700 (242) 375-8533 robbie@hgchristie.comRetta ThomasOffice Manager Support Services Marsh Harbour (242) 367-5454 Bay Street P.O. Box AB 20777 Marsh Harbour, Abaco, BahamasTelephone: (242) 367 5454 e.mail: abaco@hgchristie.comMargo SawyerEstate Agent Green Turtle Cay I.T. Specialist (242) 365-4052 Cell: (242) 551-7976 msawyer @hgchristie.comSilbert MillsEstate Agent Media Specialist Abaco (242) 367-2935 Cell: (242) 375-8359 Elbow Cay Hope Town 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,300 s.f. Residence. 630 s.f. of open decks. 91' of Harbour Frontage Superb Views Great Rental History. Furnished. #PS10565 $1,190,000. "Aeolian" Elbow Cay Dorros Cove 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. 3,600 s.f. Residence. 2 Connected Buildings Ocean Waterfront Amazing Views Swimming Pool Private Boat Slip Furnished. #AB112 $1,750,000. "Point of View" "Sea-esta" Great Cistern Abaco 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 1,680 s.f. Residence. 155' of Water Frontage 20,580 sq.ft 0.5 acre of land Great Views of the cays Private #TS10557 $399,500. NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 3,000 s.f. Residence Open Decks. 100' of Beachfront Over 1/2 Acre Superb Ocean Views Fully Furnished. #AB123 $1,425,000. "Surfside" Great Guana Cay 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 930 s.f. Residence 750 s.f. of Decks 250' on Sea of Abaco 47,930 s.f. 1.1 acres Ample space for additional Residences Great elevation Fabulous Views Dock Permit approved #TS10559 $1,385,000. "Coco Di Mama" NEW Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths. 2,100 s.f. Residence 670 s.f. Raised Decks. Over 1/2 Acre Great Views Beach & Dock Access Furnished. #AS10668 $838,000. "Pura Vida" Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,150 s.f. Residence 760 s.f. Covered Porch 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 490 s.f. Apartment Workshop Great Views Near Settlement #AS10689 $640,000. "Junkanoo Splash" Green Turtle Cay New Plymouth 10 Rooms 40 Seat Restaurant Pool Patio 12,723 s.f. of land 0.29 acre #AB27 Price on Request "New Plymouth Inn" NEW Man-O-War Dickies Cay 5 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths. 3,360 s.f. Residence. 1,200 s.f. Covered Deck 0.84 Acres Sea-to-Sea Private 136' Dock. Auxiliary Generator Superb Harbour Views Furnished. #AS10693 $2,000,000. "Viking" Man-O-War Cay Settlement 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 1,270 s.f. Residence. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 400 s.f. Guest House Workshop Crow's Nest for great views. 0.373 Acre Beautifully Landscaped #AS10585 $650,000. "Golden Palms" "Villa Gladys" Wood Cay Little Abaco 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,147 s.f. Residence 9,849 s.f. of land 12' easement to water to build dock. #AS10593 $211,000. NEW SALES RENT ALS APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPRAISALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL NEW Marsh Harbour Royal Harbour 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,900 sq.ft. Residence In-ground Swimming Pool and Patio Fenced Back Yard. Furnished Immaculate Condition. #AS10604 $685,000. "Harbour View Villa" NEW Marsh Harbour Cove Estates 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 2,216 sq.ft. Residence -1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Downstairs Apartment 14,500 s.f. of Land Good Central Location #AS10598 $491,500. "Wings of the Dove" NEW Marsh Harbour Little Orchard 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1,800 sq.ft. Residence Brick Patio Wooden Deck Pool 14,500 s.f. of Property Nicely Landscaped #AS10601 $375,800. "Heavenly Cove" Man-O-War Cay The Creek 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. 974 s.f. Residence 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath 268 s.f. -Dock House Land over 1/2 Acre Private 66' Dock. Superb Views Furnished. #AB122 $1,450,000. NEW "Lookout" The Bahamas' oldest and most extensive real estate service The largest number of property listings in Abaco Global exposure combined with local expertise Over eighty years of happy clientele Bahamas' Largest Real Estate data base The most extensive geographically distributed and best trained active agent network in Abaco The most professional, best researched and produced marketing materials in the Bahamas Agents' own vessels for convenient access to all areas. W H Y H G C ? Man-O-War Cay Settlement 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. 1,400 s.f. Residence. 330 s.f. Screen Porches Land 16,583 s.f. Parcel 25,000 gals Fresh Water Beautifully Landscaped Furnished #AS10596 $695,000. "British Colonial" NEW Man-O-War Cay 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath. 1,255 s.f. Residence 768 s.f. Covered Decks 812 s.f. Open Decks Rooftop Skydeck Land 17,792 s.f. Fabulous Views Furnished. #AS10609 $975,000. "Tip O' the Tail" NEW Marsh Harbour Great Abaco Club 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. 2,300 s.f. Residence. On 2 Lots totaling 10,000 s.f. Swimming Pool 90' Of Private Dockage Fabulous Views #AB149 $1,525.000 "Jaffa" NEW NEW WEBSITE

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