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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 11, JUNE 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 By Portia Jonsson The Elvis McIntosh Construction Basketball Team from North Abaco clenched the Bahamas Basketball Federation Championship after playing seven games in four days held at the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town. On May 5th the first round was played in Nassau against Harbour Island with Elvis McIntosh Construction Basketball Team winning with a score of 83. The following day the team played three games against Cat Island, Nassaus Police Crime-stoppers and Grand Bahama and won them all with scores of 85-60, 80-74 and 85-82 respectively. The team lost its one and only game to Nassau on May 12th at the Ocean View Park with a score of 79-74. The teams returned to Abaco to decide the winner and play the best of three games. Mr. Cay Mills, President of the Abaco Basketball Association, attributes the loss of the game to a power failure for two and a half hours, which he believes took the momentum away from his players. This loss meant the Elvis McIntosh Construction Team had to win the remaining two games for the title. They came back and did just this, winning the last two withN. Abaco Team Wins National ChampionshipElvis McIntosh Construction Basketball Team Is TopsThe Elvis McIntosh Construction Basketball Team shows off the trophies they won after playing teams from Nassau, Grand Bahama and Cat Island. The final games were played in Dundas Town, giving this team the National Chamipionship.Bluff Point Drew a Crowd to Remember the Past Min. Leslie Miller Discusses Fishing Regulations The Hon. Leslie Miller, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, held meetings in Central Abaco and North Abaco to discuss proposed changes to fishing regulations. He is shown here with Mr. Randy Sawyer, a fisherman from Green Turtle Cay. See story on page 2 About 300 persons were ferried to Bluff Point on the south side of Abaco to see the area where their forefathers lived. The hurricane of 1932 was very destructive and government moved them several years later to their current location in Murphy Town. The landing for getting to Bluff Point is just south of Sand Banks near Treasure Cay. Children enjoyed the water while the adults explored the area, finding wells, remnants of walls and the location of the church. Food typical of the fare from the old days was offered, cooked on location by Murphy Town ladies. By Mirella Santillo It was a beautiful, sunny and cool Saturday morning, and many people were flocking to the landing near Treasure Cay to wait for boats that were to take them back to the place where their ancestors had come from. They were all residents of Murphy Town and they were all going to Bluff Point, the site of their community until hurricane damage caused the government to move them to their current location in Central Abaco. As early as 7:30 on May 20, a private bus and many cars were already parked Please see Bluff Point Page 4 Please see Championship Page 29


Page 2 The Abaconian June 1, 2006Joint Venture ofMarsh Harbour Shipping Co. & United Abaco Shipping Co. NEW EXPANDED SERVICE 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 HighwayBroadwayMarti nLutherKing, Jr .Boulevard45thStreetAustralianAvenueAvenue R 1North CongressA v enue EXIT 76 ABACO SHIPPING II Heavy Lift Services Gulfstream Line EXIT 74 West 13th Street 2006 D.A. Lee Riviera Beach Port of Palm BeachLakeWorth 95 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-PORT FACILITY 1210 West 13th Street Riviera Beach, Florida 33404When Shipping to Abaco Remember ABACO SHIPPING M/V TRITON EXPRESS M/V DUKE OF TOPSAIL NIPPERSBEACH BAR & GRILLon Guana Cay Serving Lunch & DinnerPig Roast Every SundayTwo public meetings were held on May 10 and 11 in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay respectively for dialog between fishermen and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon. Leslie Miller. Accompanied by several of his staff, Mr. Gifford Lloyd and Ms. Chavon Dean, he read a list of proposed changes to the fisheries rules and asked for comments. Mr. Miller announced that two additional patrol boats will be assigned to Abacos fisheries officers. These will augment the three boats now assigned to Abaco. The fisheries officers are responsible for the marine resources from Walkers Cay in the north to Moores Island on the southwest side of Abaco and the approximate 150 miles of water in between. Many of the proposed changes will reduce the daily or bag limit of fish allowed by foreigners. The fishermen were very vocal in supporting these changes. Fisheries is proposing that the limit on foreigners be reduced from 20 pounds of demersal fish (snapper, grouper and grunts when in season) per person per day to 20 pounds of fish per boat. It is proposed to reduce the number of crawfish from six per person per day to six per boat per day. It was further suggested that foreigners be prohibited from taking crawfish from the man-made condos the fishermen place in the water. The fishermen wanted the visitors crawfishing efforts to be limited to the reef and other natural habitats. Fishing at a man-made condo would constitute commercial fishing which is a prohibited activity for foreigners. Fishermen urged the Minister to delay opening the crawfishing season to foreigners for a month after it opens for Bahamians. This would let Bahamian fishermen harvest from the condos without competition. However, it was thought that reducing the quantity allowed foreigners and restricting them to fish only on the reef may solve the problem of undue competition by foreigners for the diminishing stocks of crawfish. The allowed limit for conch by foreigners may be reduced to three per boat from the present six per person. Furthermore, a two-month closed season may be imposed on conch during their egg laying season which was said to be in August and September. The harvesting of undersize conch by Bahamians and foreigners is an ongoing problem and more enforcement will be directed to this problem. Mr. Miller announced that the ban on Nassau grouper will be extended from the present two months to four months. A review is underway on the practice of issuing licenses to foreign boats to charter in the Bahamas to the detriment of local fishermen. Apparently, there are foreign mother boats that come into Bahamian waters with a fleet of flat-bottom skiffs. They establish themselves in obscure locations and take their clients bonefishing. Guiding visitors to catch bonefish is reserved for Bahamians only. When asked when these new regulations would become effective, Mr. Miller said on June first, 2006. There have been no public notices on this subject up to this time. Fishermen asked why they cannot be protected against imported fish products when fish are plentiful similar to the way vegetable and poultry farmers are protected against imports when local supplies are ample. Mr. Miller thought that was a reasonable request and promised to look into it. The fishermen alternately praised, then condemned the local fisheries officers. Some felt they were doing a good job under difficult circumstances as the fishermen are their neighbors and relatives, and the officers must apply the enforcement evenly to all. Others felt the enforcement was biased and unfair. There was some feeling that enforcement broke down in the court system with violators, both local and foreign, often being sentenced with inconsequential fines. The fishermen wanted the boats of violators confiscated. Mr. Miller thanked the fishermen for their input and promised that they would hear further from the Fisheries Department.Fishermen Want Restrictions and EnforcementThe Hon. Leslie Miller, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, heard many complaints from Abaco fishermen. He felt that some of their suggestions were good and he will get back to them. Mr. Miller, left is with Mr. Jeremy Saunders, Fisheries Officer for South Abaco, and Mr. Carroll Laing, Chief Fisheries Officer for Abaco.


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 3 NEW EXPANDED SERVICEEXIT 76 EXIT 74Riviera Beach95 95ABACOSHIPPING NEW OFF-PORT FACILITY HOPE TOWN ELBOW CAY MARSH HARBOUR TREASURE CAY 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 Patterson 242.366.0569 BAHAMA PALM SHORES TRANQUIL BREEZES #2853 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. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY. BIG POINT Beachfront property with 90 feet on the Atlantic Ocean. Price Reduced US$595,000. #2969 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163. LOT 33 North End of Elbow Cay. .3642 acres. Ocean & bay sides beach nearby. US$270,000. # 3261 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. NORTH END OF HOPE TOWN 109 ft. on the Sea of Abaco, 39,190 sq.ft. $750,000. # 3126 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569. WHITE SOUND 1/2 acre on excellent surfing beach. Close to public dock. $590,000. #3207 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163. WHITE SOUND Elevated oceanfront lot with 100 ft on the water x 300 feet deep. $600,000 #2886 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163. Two ocean front lots just south of Abaco Inn. Total 120ft. on the ocean. Total 29,000 sq.ft. $ 960,000 for both. #3312 Jane Patterson: 242.366.0569 TILLOO CAY TILLOO BEACH SUBDIVISION Hillside interior lots with shared dock starting at $85,000. #1836. Oceanfront lot Docking on the Sea of Abaco Spectacular Sunrise! 100x190. $248,000. #3120. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 MARSH HARBOUR. COMMERCIAL Located in town near the Government Dock,6,525 sq. ft. lot. $75,000. #2513 BAHAMA PALM SHORES SECTION THREE Block 14, Lot 20 $47,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.367.5046 GUANA CAY Sea of Abaco Lotapproximately 1 mile west of the settlement. 6,560 sq.ft $250,000.00 #3206 Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 LUBBERS QUARTERS CONTACT LAURIE SCHREINER: 242.367.5046. WATERFRONT LOTS from $300,000.. INTERIOR LOTS from $52,500.. LARGE LOT with dock. Price reduced to $105,000. #1589. Beachfront lot North end of Lubbers. 208 ft. of beachfront over 1 acre. $349,900 #3357 LOTS IN ABACO OCEAN CLUB. WATERFRONT LOT 17 AOC $215,000. #3346. WATERFRONT LOT 20 AOC $325,000.. AOC GREAT BUILDING SITES One lot off the Sea of Abaco. LOT 82 AOC $118,000 #2857. BEACHFRONT Lot 136 AOC $350,000. #3347 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS LOT 20 #3164 Waterfront with rock shoreline but sandy bottom for great swimming. Good depth of water, a rare find for Abaco Ocean Club. Beautiful Sunsets. $325,000. Laurie Schreiner: 242.366.3143 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 BORN AGAIN #2893 Spectacular island style 3 bed, 3 bath home on the Sea of Abaco. 2,076 sq. ft. with 700 sq. ft. of deck. Breathtaking waterfront views and sunsets. Fully furnished & landscaped. Shared dock. $1,175,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 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 LUBBERS QUARTERS FLIP FLOPS #1851 Make this very private beach house your island getaway! Sleeps 4 with AC. The property is 1.19 acres of lush tropical foliage with a sandy beach & private dock. Pull up a chair, & relax to the best sunsets youll ever see. $499,900. Laurie Schreiner 242.366.3143 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY RUDYS 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 PATS BAY LOT 7 #3317 Fabulous 1/3 acre building site with excellent elevation, unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean & Sea of Abaco. Deeded use of a dock 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 242.366.0163ABACO AGENTS Marsh Harbour Office: t 242.367.5046 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 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 HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY SIROCCO #3125 This 4 bed, 3 Bbath 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. Jane Patterson:242.366.0035 NEW LISTING 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 Patterson 242.366.0569 PRICE REDUCED HOPE TOWN, ELBOW CAY ELBOW ROOM #2989 Turnkey home with 3 master suites. 100 linear feet on the ocean and deeded dock slip in Marnies Landing. Expansive outdoor living area with swimming pool. Great rental history. $1,875,000. Kerry Sullivan: 242.366.0163 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING NEW LISTING 1 June 2006


Page 4 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Located at waterfront on Marsh Harbour strip Marsh Harbour, AbacoOpen 11 am until 7 days a weekHappHapp HappHapp Happ y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail y Hour Dail yy yy yPhone: (242) 367-2278 White Sound, Elbow CayFULL SERVICE MARINA 50 Deepwater Slips Fuel/Oil/Bait/Ice Fresh Water Garbonzo Reef Bar WATERFRONT VILLAS One, two & three bedroom units On the ocean & harbour Full kitchen/air cond/sat TVFor local transporation to Sea Spray call VHF 16 or 366-0065email : www.seasprayresort.comBoat House Boat House Boat House Boat House Boat House RR RR R eses eses es tt tt t auraur auraur aur antant antant antCome for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Bahamian Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Stew Fish Chicken Souse Cornbeef & Grits Steam Sausage & Grits Enjoy a delicious dinner with us Sea Spray will pick up from Hope Townand more and more kept arriving at the landing. Soon, people were unloading food, blankets, folding seats, umbrellas and coolers to take over to the island of their roots. Five boats were supposed to carry everybody over, but only one had arrived as yet, and it was not until nearly 9 that the first load of people departed through the mangroves. Even though everybody waited patiently, there was an atmosphere of anticipation. Gospel music was playing on a portable music box held by Mr. George McKenzie, children played at the edge of the water while older people reminisced, such as Mrs. Arenta McKenzie, who moved to Murphy Town when she was a child of six or seven. For that reason, she did not remember much about Bluff Point, but Mrs. Olive Miller has not forgotten the date of June 26, 1941, when whoever was still on Bluff Point moved to the main island. Most of these residents were women and children, she said. The men had moved ahead to get things ready. Waiting in line were Mrs. Nadine Feaster, Mrs. Geraldine McKenzie and Mr. Arnold Swain. They were all born at Bluff Point. Mr. Swain explained that the main industry of the island was fishing, especially crawfishing. He said, I went back there fishing many times after I left in 1941. But for many of the women, such as Mrs. Viola Woods, it was the first time they were going back. As the morning wore on, two more boats arrived and we were under way. In our boat was Mrs. Debbie Roland. I came to see the place where William Simms and Jelita Saunders, my grandparents, were born, she said. It is my first time here and I am so excited! She thanked our captain, Mr. William Swain, for taking her back. As we approached Bluff Point, we rounded a high bluff which overlooked two coves, the one where we arrived and the other called the Bight where the fishing boats used to be kept. Mr. Swain explained that he had come several times over the past few months with a crew to clear the grounds for the event. One of these was Mrs. Mabel Saunders, a native of Bluff Point, who came back two weeks ago to help with the clearing. From The Bight to the church, of which the four corner walls are still standing, a path had been cut through the luxuriant vegetation. The soil beyond the shore was a rich, dark color and Mrs. Louise Swain, who was also born there, explained that we were standing on the property of George Curry, who was the gardener for the whole community. She said, There were plenty of fruit trees and for many years we came back to pick the fruits until the ones we had planted in Murphy Town were old enough to produce. It all started in 1838, explained 80year old Bishop Roland Swain, when a ship carrying 61 free blacks, 361 slaves and Bluff PointFrom Page 1Residents Make Pilgramage to Their RootsAbout 300 people traveled to Bluff Point to visit the site of the communities that were inhabited for over 100 years. The families were moved to the Marsh Harbour area after a devastating hurricane in 1932. Food was prepared, cooked and served that replicated the foods that the early settlers ate. Temporary ovens were built so cassava bread, potato bread and other foods could be baked. A pot in the background is simmering on a stone fire pit. Please see Bluff Point Page 28


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 Pictured is Christin Taylor (left) of C.R. Walker 1st. Prize Winner in the Maximum Bass Viewers Choice Song Writer's Competition 2006. He also received an Audition Date at Fisk University, Nashville TN; and 2nd prize Winner Craig Adderley of Mt Carmel School receiving their GSM phones from Margo Gibson, PR Officer in BTCs PR Department.BTC REWARDS VIEWERS CHOICE SONG COMPETITION WINNERSOn Friday, May 19th BTCs Fox Hill CTO celebrated its 3rd Anniversary. This newly transformed location, also known as a Multi Service Center (MSC) was bursting with excitement as the Fox Hill community joined BTC and made the event a huge success. The event was celebrated in grand style with a day of fun and surprises for all Fox Hill residents and BTC customers. The Hon. Frederick A Mitchell, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Public Service, Mr. I. Kirk Griffin, BTCs Acting Executive V.P. and Mr. Jeff Moncur, V.P. Customer Service at BTC, all made a special visit to BTCs Fox Hill location to celebrate the momentous occasion. The Fox Hill MSC is the first of its kind in the BTC family of offices as it offers customers the ability to conduct wireless and or wire-line transactions, pay bills, sign up for new service or purchase a new cellular phone. In moving forward BTC will be transforming all of its current CTOs to MSCs to better accommodate the demands of our customers. BTC Working for you!!! (Top L) Pictured left to right: Leon Williams, BTCs Acting President & CEO; Daphne Russell, Manager, Fox Hill MSC; Darrold Miller, ZNS on air personality; Janet Brown, Sr. Manager BTCs Marketing & PR Department and Chante Johnson, daughter of BTCs Acting President & CEO. (Top C) DJ Phines jamming on the wheels of steel. (Top R)Fox Hill MSC Staff Members. (Bottom L) Pictured is Leon Williams (left), BTCs Acting President & CEO speaking to Darrold Miller, ZNS on-air personality and host of Immediate Response during the live radio remote on ZNS 104.5 FM during the 3rdAnniversary celebrations. (Bottom C) Children enjoying the free popcorn, snow cones, hotdogs and cotton candy provided by Mortimors Candy Kitchen. (Bottom R) Pictured are LaTasha Rolle (left), BTCs Marketing Department Job Training Student, Ricardo Thompson (center), Sr. Manager BTC and Chante Johnson, daughter of BTCs Acting President & CEO. Photo by Sandra Ford Face 2 Face Photography The Bahamas Telecommunications Company LimitedCALL BTC (225-5282) www.btcbahamas.comJune 1, 2006 Vol. One Issue FourQuestions? Comments? Let us know at BTCs FOX HILL CTO CELEBRATES 3rd ANNIVERSARY No one has claimed this fabulous prize yet! WILL IT BE YOU?Get yourFord EscapeCall BTC 225-5282 Call BTC 225-5282


Page 6 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Beautify Your Home & Garden With.... Rose Bushes Orchids Bromeliads Flowering Shrubs Silk Flowers Baskets Beautiful Gift Items Pets & Garden Supplies MondayFriday : 9-5 Saturday: 9-3 Ph (242) 367-2674 Fax (242) 367-4755 Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour Don Mackay Blvd. ~ near Marsh Harbour AirportAirport AirportAirport Airport Originals byLou Lihou Anne Ray Malcolm Rae William Johnson Shula Raney Fritz Keck Kim Rody Photography by TuppyLocal ArtistsBeth Sweeting Zandrick Jones Lori Thompson Dion Lewis Colyn ReesLocated Queen Elizabeth Drive, Marsh HarbourTel: 367.0579GALLERYOriginal Art lPrints lFramingBlue Sky Moores IslandStudents ShineBy Jennifer Hudson Three students from the Moores Island All Age School have just made their school and community very proud of them for their outstanding achievements both in the literary and athletics fields. Ninth grade student, Francesca McBride, has received a full scholarship to attend the Bishop M. Eldon Anglican High School in Freeport. This scholarship was awarded by Basil Neymour on the basis of excellence in athletics. Francesca recently achieved quite an accomplishment in being very close to making this years Carifta team. She is a 13-year-old who ran in the under 17 division, 800 m and 400 m. She placed fourth in the finals this year and is excited about next year when she hopes to do even better. Her coach, Pastor Anthony Williams, thinks the move to Freeport will be very good for her as she will have proper facilities on which to train. Last month, the Freeport News carried a story on her entitled A Diamond in the Rough All on Moores Island are very excited about her future because of her great potential. Two budding writers, Sasha Davis and Kerriann Stuart, both of Moores Island have recently had their literary work published in the anthology Around the Archipelago; Literary Treasures From Across the Bahamas This anthology has been published by the writing unit of the Department of Education under the initiative of the Minister of Education, Mr Alfred Sears. Invitations were sent out to schools at the end of last year, and Grade 6 students were invited to submit entries. Four students from Moores Island submitted their work and Sasha and Kerriann received the honour of having their pieces selected for publication. The students could select from specific topics such as Friendship, My Island or My School and Hurricanes Kerriann chose Moores Island as her subject while Sashas piece was called Friends The publication committee in Nassau selected Kerriann Stuart to travel into Nassau for the launching ceremony which took place on April 27, and an anthology was presented for each student. District Education Officer for Abaco, Mr Smith, was present at the ceremony. Both Sasha and Kerriann have continued to do well in the area of language arts, stated their Principal, Ms. Ruth Rolle. Two students from the Hope Town School also had their work selected for this anthology. They are Aly Boyce, who submitted her Hurricane Journal and Laura Albury, who chose to write about her move from England to Abaco. The book will be available for purchase and details will be announced later.Cherokee SoundBy Lee PinderSchool News Teacher Appreciation WeekIn the past the government has hosted a party for the teachers of Abaco as a way of showing appreciation for all the hard work they do for our children. This year, however, no luncheon or party was given in their honour. So our students at Cherokee Sound Primary School took it upon themselves to show their appreciation all week long to Ms. Michelle Lowe, Headmistress, and the teacher of the lower grades, Anastacia Seymour. Of course, there are only 19 students in all six grades, but the effort made by this small group more than compensated for the lack of any official party they may have received. The way it came about was by Ms. Seymour making plans with Ms. Lowes students, and Ms. Lowes students making plans with Ms. Seymours classes for the various surprises for her. Both teachers were brought a hot lunch everyday by the students in addition to bouquets of flowers and little presents. There was a surprise party for Ms. Lowe and she was even given a day off, thanks to some of the parents who came to fill in for her. This is true appreciation and Im sure both ladies enjoyed the pampering and attention they received from their students.Field Trip to AndrosThis is a report from the students of Cherokee Sound Primary School grades one through six in their own words on their recent field trip to Andros. By Donovan Hepburn Grade 1 I went with my school on fast ferry to Andros. It was a huge boat. It had three decks. Most of the time we stayed on the second deck. They sold snacks there. I bought some skittles. My daddy and I went on the top deck. I saw the captain. He was driving the boat. The sea was calm and smooth. I liked riding the fast ferry to Andros. By Adrian Williams Grade l I liked going in the pool and the slides at Atlantis on Paradise Island. I dove off the South Abaco News Please see South Page 10


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Page 8 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Dave RalphThe Editor Says . Airport Closure Will Cause HardshipThe 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: Mary Balzac, Lindsey Delaplaine, Samantha Evans, Ms. Kemp, Candace Key, Ms. Owen, Lee Pinder, Kim Roberts, Anita Rolle, Vernique Russell, Larry Smith, Ms. Wallace Phone 242-367-2677 FAX 242-367-3677 Email: Subscribe NOW Order form on Page 9Abacos most complete newspaper Inquire for advertising rates (U.S. address) 990 Old Dixie Hwy #14 Lake Park, FL 334037,500 copies Published twice monthly Free at over 100 Abaco locations from Grand Cay to Moores Is. Subscription rate $20.00 Abaco$25 other Bahamas (One Year) $45.00 USA$50 Canada airmail $95.00 UK, Europe & Caribbean surface By Larry Smith Mr. Smith whose grandfather was a Hope Town Malone writes a provocative weekly column for the Tribune called Tough Call and will be producing occasional articles for The Abaconian. A professional writer and editor, over the past 20 years he has operated his own advertising agency and book distributor in Nassau ( A historic initiative by the Hope Town District Council died quietly last month when voters on Elbow Cay, Guana Cay and Man-O-War Cay turned down a proposal that would have helped preserve the character of local communities. It was the first initiative of its kind by a district council since local government was introduced to the islands in 1996. And insiders say it would have put a framework in place to control overbuilding and help protect the environment. In fact, the outcome of the mid-May vote surprised many who expected the proposed bye-laws which were backed up by a lengthy Planning and Zoning White Paper to gain a comfortable win because of public concern over the im,,mmunities. But only 40 per cent of the districts 500 voters turned out in stormy weather, and 126 (almost two to one) voted against the proposal after four months of community meetings and discussions. In an official statement, Chief Councillor Wayne Hall made the point that the outcome was determined by a minority. And, he added somewhat sarcastically, The Council is of the opinion that residents are happy with the decisions made for them by central government. Later he said the vote was both surprising and upsetting. After months of research and discussion people could still say they were not fully informed and wanted more talk. Some people just like to make noise, I guess. But he does not intend to let it go at that. We do need more effective local government to deal with our problems and I am not ready to give this up. The Council will regroup, rethink and repackage so that it can be presented for another vote before the year is out. Mr. Hall, a 40-year-old computer technician who moved to Abaco in 2004, was the prime mover of the White Paper proposal a 100-page document with ideas culled from the bye-laws of small coastal towns in the United States and Canada that face similar growth challenges. The White Papers stated goal is to keep the Hope Town District as it is. We want to keep our rural roads small. We want to preserve and enhance wildlife habitats, open space, trails, parks and agricultural uses. We would like to retain our historical quaintness, while still allowing for future economic growth. But it is really about orderly growth and development. The proposal called for designating and regulating the location and use of buildings and land, and dividing the district into smaller zones better suited to implement and enforce these regulations. The bye-laws deal with a range of land use policies including the protection of wetlands, coastal areas and open spaces. They also seek to regulate waste disposal and the use of docks, harbours and waterways. And they lay out a very elaborate set of town planning regulations. In fact, the scope, bureaucratic complexity and level of detail contained in both the bye-laws and the White Paper especially the all-encompassing permitting procedures probably scared off enough people to ensure a no vote. For those willing and able to wade through the documents, many would rather be safe than sorry and are often more comfortable dealing with the devil they know. Heres one of many shining examples: Pre-existing nonconforming lots may be changed; provided that no change in size, shape, boundaries or frontage of any preexisting, nonconforming lot shall be done in any manner except only pursuant to the issuance of a special permit granted by the special permit granting authority designated by this chapter based upon a finding that said change will not be substantially more detrimental than the existing nonconformity to the neighbourhood; provided, further, that no such special permit shall be granted which creates any new nonconformity or increases any existing nonconformity. And, of course, there is also the everpresent influence of party politics in small communities. Mr. Hall is said to be a PLP supporter in what many consider an FNM stronghold, so his White Paper went down like Hubert Ingrahams constitutional referendum just before the last general elecPlease see Soft Call Page 27Soft Call Work on the Marsh Harbour airport officially began in early May with surveyors making preliminary studies and measurements. They measured 500 feet from the runway centerline and discovered that the proposed taxiway will impact several ongoing operations. The taxiway will pass through the present aircraft parking area at the main terminal. It will take most of the space in front of Abaco Airs hanger. Cherokee Airs buildings and ramp area are further back so would be less severely affected. Fix based operator ZigZag was not mentioned and the taxiway is presumed to stop short of its operation. Interest then shifted to putting the taxiway on the south side of the present runway. To our knowledge, a final decision has not been made. Current information on resurfacing the runway is that work should begin in October when aircraft activity is reduced and the weather is cooler. This phase is expected to take six to eight weeks and will require the runway be closed. Cooler fall weather will allow the new runway surface to be used sooner than if the paving is done in the hotter summer months. It appears that this paving phase will shut the airport down completely with traffic being redirected to the Treasure Cay airport. The two airports are about 28 miles apart by road. This is presently a $70 cab ride for two persons. It is estimated that approximately 100 persons employed at the airport will be out of work when the airport is closed. The three fixed base operators, known as FBOs, cannot be relocated to Treasure Cay as their aircraft support equipment is housed at their Marsh Harbour facility. Airport operations and employees will be directly affected by the airport closure, but it is less clear how other businesses in the area will be affected. October is a slow month with visitor traffic beginning to pick up in mid-November. Whether the airport closure and a $70 cab ride will discourage the visitor arrivals we have during that period remains to be seen. Our normal fall traffic by local residents will be seriously disrupted. The Marsh Harbour airport currently has 13 airlines servicing the area now. The Treasure Cay airport terminal will be hard pressed to accommodate the extra counters, computers and other equipment needed by these airlines. Medical emergency flights during this interval will have to be conducted from the Treasure Cay airport. Had Nassau officials held meetings on Abaco earlier for local input, some of these issues would have come to light. Many local people feel that the most practical solution would be to construct a runway south of the current runway and parallel to it. Then the current runway would become the taxiway. Although the current runway has dips and bumps, that would not affect its use as a taxiway. These imperfections are dangerous only for planes that are coming in at high speeds. All this could be done with no interruption to the normal service. or with no economic loss or disruption to the business community. In the coming weeks and months, more information on the airport improvements should be given us by official sources. A portable structure housing flight information officers is still scheduled. This is a step below a full control tower but will provide the basic services necessary for orderly control of arriving and departing aircraft. The addition of a taxiway will go a long way to relieving the aircraft congestion. A decision on a permanent tower will be made in the future along with the decision on an entirely new airport midway between Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. That decision may be five years or more away. We suspect it may be based on reviewing several years of operations at the Marsh Harbour airport after improvements are completed. A 14,000-square-foot addition to the Marsh Harbour terminal will begin this summer and will be done in a manner to avoid any disruption to current activity in the present building. Details or the floor plan on this addition are not currently available. Government is to be commended for recognizing the need to upgrade these facilities and their desire to do this work with . minimal disruption to the business community. However, six weeks closure will play havoc with our economy this fall and will seriously affect several businesses. A bold initiative by the Hope Town Council, or perhaps more accurately by the Chief Councillor, to bring orderly growth to the districts destiny failed by approximately 2 to 1. Hope Town voters embraced the concept but Man-O-War and Guana Cay swung the vote against the issue. Approximately 40 percent of the registered voters decided the issue. Residents rejected the opportunity to gain more control over their future. Although basically uniform in their desire to get more local control, the process proposed was apparently overly cumbersome and difficult to understand. Although the measure failed by popular vote, it was sanctioned by Nassau, and that may turn out to be a victory for local government. Even though the process was approved, there was no assurance that local acceptance would translate to acceptance by Nassau. The fact that the referendum was encouraged by Nassau suggests that the need for changes is being acknowledged. This recent effort failed, but the obvious lesson is to aim for simpler goals that are better understood. Each of the three towns in the Hope Town District, Guana Cay, Man-O-War and Elbow Cay, wants to shed responsibility for their neighbors and have singular control of their settlement as Green Turtle Cay, Grand Cay and Moores Island have been assigned. Green Turtle Cay was separated from the North Abaco District a year ago and allowed full control of the islands affairs as was given in 2002 to the other two islands assigned this category. This could be done by a stroke of the pen by the Minister for Local Government, but it does not appear likely to happen unless intense lobbying by the residents brings the issue to the forefront. Another recent innovation by local government was undertaken by the Central Abaco District Council when it passed an ordinance related to the use of golf carts on the streets of Marsh Harbour. The slow mov,,,,,,,ing golf carts were felt to be an impediment to the orderly flow of the growing traffic on the narrow streets in the business district. That ordinance is now in Nassau going through the approval process. When the ordinance process is better understood, it holds promise for alleviating many problems faced by rapid growth in the area. The golf cart ordinance, if accepted by Nassau, may turn out to solve more traffic problems than the councillors envisioned when they drafted it. This is another test of the dormant authority which the councils have but dont well understand.Thoughts on the Failed White Paper


June 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: $45 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 subscribeReceiving 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 governmentLetters to the EditorSpeaks Out in Favor of the Bakers Bay ProjectTo the Editor: As an Abaconian and a former representative of Abaco for 19 years, I spent a lot of time and personal expense flying over potential investors into this area. For every 100 who came, perhaps one brought revenue into our country. For example, Brigadier Robbins (opened the Hope Town Harbour Lodge), National Container Corporation (later sold to Owens Illinois), Dumas Milner (invested in Treasure Cays first hotel and golf course). These foreigners kept food on many Abaconians table. One of your editorials referred to the price Guana Cay would pay for Bakers Bay development. I believe the price to be an increase in property values tenfold. (I remember when my familys beachfront Hope Town homes value was only the Abaco pine it was built with). Developers and investors in Abaco provide jobs like electrician, plumber, painter, mason, landscaper, architect, pool services, chef, shop keeper and generally better the life of the average Abaconian. All of Abaco but in particular Hope Town, Man-O-War and Green Turtle Cay enjoy year round revenue from the second home owners. The master plan at Bakers Bay is in harmony with the second home market that we have been promoting in Abaco for generations. Out natural beauty and live reefs are great assets to locals as well as the developers. Do you really think these successful businessmen plan to kill the golden goose? Where were all these concerned citizens when the cruise line dredged just offshore of Bakers Bay, created a five-acre shell island and muddied up the waters for miles? Surely the silt, debris and mud draped on the reef during that time were harmful but I recall no marches, petitions or letters to the press. Yes, I sympathize with the people over the Crown Land but most of the property was private land purchased from the owner, who I seriously doubt would have ever considered any development. Fellow Abaconians, lets face facts, you can count the number of big money Bahamian investors on one hand. Like it or not, we need foreign investors like Discovery Land Company. This Company is reputable with a great vision and a successful history just what we need on Abaco. Sincerely, Leonard. ThompsonAn Appeal to the FNMDear Editor, I have been an active supporter of the FNM from the time that party was formed. My support during the years before 1992 resulted in me and my family suffering the consequences of openly opposing the PLPs candidate. During those days many of us understood full well the term victimization. During the subsequent years of FMN rule people were truly free to criticize the government without fear. Mike Lightbourn, Fred Gottlieb and Robert Sweating represented the interests of all people of South Abaco regardless of their party affiliation. Since the New PLP regained power, the political atmosphere has drifted back toward the attitude that suggests either you agree and support us or you are the bad guys. I am again motivated to renew my efforts to restore FNM government. As part of that effort I intended to attend the recent FNM fund raising Steak Out. But each time I drove by I saw a very small, scattered group and Edison Key prominently circulating and shaking hands looking much like the candidate for South Abaco. I am pleased that Mr. Key finally discovered the problems we have seen with the PLP for years. I would welcome his open support of our party. But this is hardly sufficient to qualify him to represent FNM values in the House of Assembly. The best, and possibly only, chance the PLP have of winning the South Abaco seat would be for the FNM to appoint Mr. Key as our candidate, leaving me and many other long time supporters feeling abandoned. In order to generate support and enthusiasm the candidates must present a real choice. I hope the FNM will give us a candidate who will inspire us to get out and campaign and vote in the next election. I am hearing too many people suggesting they no longer will bother with the hypocrisy of our political parties. How sad it would be to see the PLP win our district seat because we failed to get our traditional supporters out to vote. Please withhold my name as long as the PLP is the governing power. A Reluctant Victim Bakers Bay Project Provides Employment and BenefitsDear Sir: I write in reference to the Bakers Bay Project on Great Guana Cay. My father was a cab driver for some 30 years and he envisioned the growth and prosperity of Abaco through tourism and asked that we, his children, prepare for it. Today I am seeing his vision being fulfilled. Discovery Land Company, one of many investors in the Bahamas today, has entered into a Heads of Agreement with the government to develop one of the most beautiful pieces of property on the face of the earth Bakers Bay. It was the natural beauty that attracted them here; so why should some say that they will destroy it? It makes no sense! Bakers Bay has always maintained an open door policy and without fear of contradiction has invited anyone to come on tour and see the development for themselves, to see that they have not only complied with Bahamian laws as they relate to the well being of Bahamians, marine life, reefs and mangroves, but in most cases exceeded them. Bakers Bay cannot only propel the tourism industry here, but with the standards they are setting it can be an example for future investors to follow. I have spent 23 years in the airline industry, always putting country above self. If I thought that this project would in anyway be detrimental to Abaco, I would not be working here. I want my government to know that this is the same company that they signed the Heads of Agreement with and announced to The Bahamas that it would be so good for the people and future of Abaco. Nothing has changed with Discovery Land Company. So why is it that the government remains so quiet on the issue? I say to them Stand for something or you will settle for anything. I am grateful and at the same time sympathetic to my employers for their unwavering support and commitment to what we all believe in. Though some of us are out of jobs because of the undertaking, they have kept most of us here with hopes of the truth being told. Many would have sent everyone home until the matter is resolved, especially since it has been over five months and counting since the undertaking. Discovery Land Company is not just a good company; they are a Great Company and will build the best project in The Bahamas. I speak out because developing projects like Bakers Bay are the way forward for OUR BAHAMAS and MY BAHAMAS. Sincerely, Alfredo Cornish Director of Transportation Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean ClubBarge Still Is Aground on ReefThis is a letter written on May 14 from the owner of the barge aground on the Reef between Man-O-War and Hope Town. It was written to an individual who continues to work to have the barge removed before it does any further damage to the reef. To bring you up to date, we hired a tug boat from Florida. However, on the first try, it came in two hours late, past the high tide. Further, one of the four sixinch diesel pumps plugged up and we had to shut down because of the darkness as three pumps were unable to stay ahead of the incoming water. On the second try, one of the pumps seized completely and we had to stop to repair it. We have now repaired the fourth pump and we are ready to pump again. We are trying to hire the Sea Lion at Walkers Cay to come to pull us off. But they are busy for the next two to three weeks. We have tried to hire all the local marine companies to help pull us off, but they have all refused. If you could talk to one of the local companies into pulling us off and around the corner to a safe spot where we could unload some of the cargo and lighten the barge, we could tow it back to Walkers Cay. We have a thousand tons on board; we are too heavy for the long voyage. Kermit WatersOur New State-ofthe-Art AirportDear Editor, Well, well are we really going to have something done about our local joke? The Marsh Harbour International Airport Anyway, the politicians say they have signed a Contract for a taxiway and an extension to the existing runway of 1000 feet to be followed by a contract to build (or extend) the terminal. They must know something we dont. In talking to several users, old heads and not a few who, in years gone by, were builders of airports, roads and salt pans. Nobody has come up with any idea how to extend the runway and re-paving it while still using it! Some agree that a taxiway could be shoePlease see Letters Page 30 Hurricane Wilma blew the M/V Louis J. Goulieu up on the reef just south of Man-O-War where is remains to this day. The owners attempts to float it and tow it to an anchorage have failed so far. One thousand tons of cargo plus cracks that leak large amounts of sea water are factors working against a successful project. The barge was for oil exploration in the Walkers Cay area. It broke loose during the hurricanes of 2004, ending up in the southern Bahamas. It was towed back to North Abaco where it broke loose again last year.


Page 10 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 & : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 : 367.2798 : 367.5098 slides on my belly, but the water wasnt deep and besides, I had my floater on. I saw the corrals where they kept the sponges in Red Bay Andros, and I got a sponge to keep for my own. By Alpheneous Kemp Grade 2 When I went to Atlantis on a field trip, we went in the dig. I saw crawfish. I walked through the tunnel and there were crawfish all over the roof of the tunnel. There was a big one that was crawling up the wall. I saw a big green moray. It had a fish in its mouth. They looked mean and scary. I saw a big mantra ray. On his back was black and under his belly was white. There were big sting rays. There were a lot of jellyfish. Some of them were white and some pink. I hope I get to go back to Atlantis again some day. By Dre Hepburn Grade 3 In Andros we visited the Androsia factory. First, we watched the ladies stamp the cloth with wax from different shapes. Some of the shapes were starfish, seashells and sand dollars. There were many other stamps that they used on the cloths they made. In the next room were large containers full of dye where the coth was put to get its color. When they put it in the dye, the places where the wax stamps were stayed white. In the next room the women were cutting out the patterns for dresses, shirts and many other kinds of clothes. They were sewing them. We went in the shop where they sold the clothes. The shop was full of brightly colored Androsia clothes.Woodwork and Basket CraftsBy Dominique Chea Grade 6 On my field trip to Andros I got to see some woodwork and basket crafts in Red Bay. First, we saw the man who made the wood carvings. There were all kinds of carvings. Some carvings were bonefish, conch shells and giraffes. One carving had all sorts of birds on one big piece of wood. The man gave us a great deal on the wood carvings because he didnt charge us as much as he normally sold them for. He told us a great story about the chickcharnies. It goes something like this. A women was in the pine forest one day gathering wild yams. She saw a creature come out in the middle of the road and it looked so funny she poked fun and laughed at it. It went back in its nest, and just as it did, the woman started to grow bits of trees out of her legs. Some men came and found her, and it took them three days to get her to the boat. She arrived in Nassau at the hospital just in time. She is still living up to this very day in Nassau. But she has never been in a pine forest ever since. The gentleman who told us this story has seen a chickcharnie nest but has never seen a chickcharnie. Ms. Peggy bought one of the big barracuda carvings, I bought a little one and Donovan bought a giraffe. It was to be used as a coat hanger, but first you had to put screws in it and attach it to the wall. We all thought that man was a great story teller. His wife made some straw baskets to sell, they were all very beautiful. We saw all kinds of baskets and jugs. They were all so beautiful. Some of them had Androsia fabric on them. Ms. Peggy bought one or two, and Ms. Lowe and I only bought one. Their baskets were not made from plaits like Ive seen before. Their plait is round like rope.Capt. Morgan at Morgans BluffBy Dominique Chea Grade 6 At Morgans Bluff we saw a sea plane land. It was so cool! Captain Morgan was a pirate who used Morgans Bluff as his base. Captain Morgans cave is thought to be where he buried his treasure. We saw some red bats in the cave. Rev. Hamilton, who was our tour guide, said not to go near them cause they were poisonous. The walls in the cave were weathered and old looking. There were trees coming down through the roof. That looked so cool. Rev. Hamilton said that people used to come there and try to find the treasure that Captain Morgan supposedly buried there. Some people even slept in the cave to see if in their dreams they could see where Captain Morgan buried his treasures. We had a blast at Captain Morgans Cave and Bluff. By Austin Kemp Grade 6 I went on a field trip to Andros with my school. We had just gotten there when our guide came for us. He took us to the blue hole in Love Hill. On Saturday the driver, my teacher and classmates were looking for the chicharnies nest. They know where some nests may have been where two pine trees were bent together. We drove as far as we could, then we had to walk to the blue hole. Steve, Dres daddy, and I jumped in first. Dre was scared to jump; but when he did jump, he wanted to go again and again. When we came out, Rev. Hamilton told us a story about a ten-headed dragon who lives in the blue hole and comes out at full moon. Then we went to the beach swimming after that. The first day we went to Andros we went to see how to see how they did sponging. We drove to Red Bay to see the sponging corral. This is where they put the sponges out to dry. We went to see a man who sells the sponges. He was sorting and cleaning them. He showed us how he pressed the sponges into small bundles to ship them. My teacher got a hard head sponge to bring back for our class. SouthFrom Page 6 South Abaco News


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Page 12 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 North Abaco NewsTreasure CayResort Held a Health SeminarBy Mirella Santillo On May 19 all the employees of the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina attended a seminar organized by the resorts Human Resources Manager, Mrs. Lovan McKenzie, and sponsored by Insurance Marketing Center, a company located in Miami. The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize the employees about Treasure Cay Resorts insurance plans and explain to them what were their benefits. The insurance companys broker, Mrs. Alicia Dimitriou, has been an agent for the Treasure Cay Resort for the last 20 years. Also present was Mr. Darren Bastian with Atlantic Medical in Nassau, the representative of Insurance Marketing Center. The seminar was divided into two parts. The first, a presentation by the insurance agents, went over the benefits of insurance coverage and to make employees aware of good health habits, explained Mrs. McKenzie. Each employee present was given a publication issued by Atlantic Medical covering health issues. The second part was reserved for Dr. Sheds presentation which was Take Control of Your Health Eighty nine employees currently enjoy medical insurance through the resort. As soon as they are working full time, they are eligible for insurance coverage, explained Mrs. McKenzie. She continued, The exercise the company is conducting today is so employees become aware of the benefits available through this company and to ensure that they practice healthy living. We want to make sure that they extend these practices to their home life so that their families are healthy, too. If the employees are healthy, they perform better. She explained further, Employment is a partnership between employers and employees. It is more than performance and a pay check. Concern has to be shown to employees. I would encourage every business to budget not only for beautification and infrastructure, but also for human resources. Your employees are your best resource and our company is committed to developing our human resources. she added. The morning session ended with an assistant of the Corbett Medical Clinic, Mrs. Patricia Pinder, taking everybodys blood pressure and checking everyones vital signs. At 2 p.m. Dr. Shed addressed a room full of employees, telling them to take control of their health and life style through common sense. At least 60 per cent of common ailments, he stated, could be avoided with the proper diet and life style. Eat less saturated fats, check calories in, versus calories out, he said. He talked about eating disorders and explained obesity which is when your body mass is excessive. He explained how diabetes relates to obesity and obesity to diet. Diabetes 2 is usually a consequence of obesity. It is related to a bad diet heavy in sugars. Avoid eating too many cookies or cakes and drinking sweetened sodas. He explained how to avoid high cholesterol that is responsible for cardiovascular problems. Eat more fish, less dairy products. Eat nuts and cut down on red meat. Exercise regularly. Exercise raises the HDL or good cholesterol and increases your metabolism, leading to weight loss. Finally, the subject of substance abuse was approached. Tobacco is the worst scourge, he said. It is the number one cause of emphysema and cancer. Emphysema is the destruction of lung tissues as a result of smoking, and it is irreversible. Tobacco also promotes high blood pressure and vascular diseases. Hard drugs spread AID and hepatitis B through needle usage. Alcohol in moderation has a beneficial effect, especially red wine. The consensus on moderation is two drinks per day for men and one drink a day for women. He reminded the audience about preventive health care. Prostate and colon cancer are easy to take care of, if caught soon enough. All men over 40 should have a blood test to assess the PSA. If the PSA is over 40, a biopsy of the prostate should be done. Regular colonoscopys are recommended as well as pelvic examinations, pap smear and mammograms for women. The organizers of the seminar were very pleased with the attendance of the employees and the interest they showed. This was demonstrated by the relevant questions many asked.Wedding Bells Are Still RingingBy Vernique Russell I do! This saying has been very popular in the community of Treasure Cay during the first five months of this year. The year began with wedding bells ringing and the ringing continues. On January 14 Treasure Cay experienced its first double wedding ceremony. Ms. Rosline Forbes was joined in matrimony to Mr. Johnny Pierre at St. Simons Anglican Hand Tools Bath Linens & Towels lSheet Sets and much much more EXTENSIVE LINE OF HOUSEWARES Come & see our extensive line of Church. Rosline is the daughter of Jessi and Alderose Forbes of Treasure Cay and Johnny is the son of Alisten Nelson and Tassie Pierre of Treasure Cay. Ms. Nadia Romer and Mr. McKinley Joseph were also joined together as one. Nadia is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Brian Romer of Treasure Cay formerly of Eleuthera. Both couples reside in Treasure Cay. Continuing in the spirit of unity Ms. Sasha Laing and Mr. Avard Rolle were joined together as one on January 20 at the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. Sasha is the daughter of Ms. Gaylene Laing of Treasure Cay and Avard is the son Marsha Rolle of Nassau. The couple resides in New Providence. And the two shall become one. Indeed, they became one on February 3. Ms. Janadell Curry and Mr. Kelphine Russell joined as bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. Two hearts with one sounding beat. The ceremony took place at Unity Baptist in Treasure Cay and was officiated by Rev. Edward Laroda and Rev. John McIntosh. Janadell is the daughter of Ms. Daisy Ward of Treasure Cay and Kelphine is the son of Mrs. Bridgette Thurston-Mills of Treasure Cay and Mr. Scott Russell of Green Turtle Cay. Ribbons of love flew across the skies on February 11 as Ms. Jennifer Johnson and Mr. Daniel Des-Auguste exchanged lifetime vows at Full Gospel Assembly. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Stafford Symonette. Jennifer is the daughter of Ms. Estelle Major of Treasure Cay. She found herself, she found her lover Please see North Page 13


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 13 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 Abacos and that comes across in their work. Julie Farrington, Island Property Management, Green Turtle Cay visit our site at 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 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 More North Abaco Newsfor life and the two were joined together in the Lord. Ms. Athena Mickey and Mr. Vito Russell completed themselves as they were joined together in holy matrimony on April 24. The ceremony took place at Full Gospel Assembly. Athena is the guidance counselor at the Sherlin Bootle High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvia Mickey of Nassau. Vito is the son of Mr. Chris The Burner and Myrtis Russell. On May 20 Rev. Stafford and Mrs. Lacy Syrnonette along with Pastor Clint and Mrs. Wendy Laroda celebrated with their children Cramston and Calea in the joining of matrimony. The morning blessing matrimony ceremony began at 8.30 a.m. at Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay followed by a breakfast reception at the Touch of Class Restaurant in Treasure Cay. The service was officiated by Rev. Patrick Paul, National Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas. Congratulations are extended to all the couples. As you embark upon this chapter in your life, may each day bring joy and fulfillment. May your life together bubble with love and laughter and may your glass always be brim-full with good health and cheers. Love is indeed in the air in Treasure Cay. The spirit of commitment and completeness is walking. With all these weddings so far and this is just May, it leaves me to wonder who will be next? But something tells me it wouldnt be a long wait to find out. Once again, congratulations!Fund Raiser Was HeldBy Vernique Russell The community of North Abaco is making preparation for it first annual Summer Festival and Power Boat Races. With the relocation of the All Abaco Regatta, the community came together to brainstorm another festival to replace the All Abaco Regatta. The event was a source of income for many. On May 20 the committee hosted its first fund raiser in the form of a steakout at the Regatta Village site in Treasure Cay. Tickets were on sale for $10.Thank You, Mr. IngrahamBy Vernique Russell In an effort to express their gratitude to the former prime minister and Member of Parliament for North Abaco, the Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham, the constituency planned a fun-filled weekend of thanksgiving for May 26-28. The celebration began on Friday with a social time of appreciation at Ingraham Park in Coopers Town. On May 27 there was a gala banquet at the Great Abaco Beach Resort. The climax for this fun-filled weekend was a church service of thanksgiving at the Full Gospel Assembly in Treasure Cay. The planning committee wanted the entire community of Abaco to celebrate with them as they said Thank you to a giant of a man. The events were organized by Mrs. Melvern Cornish..BEC, Please Be ConsiderateBy Vernique Russell The popular lyrics of Civil Servant by Bahamian music legend, KB, normally leaves a smile on everyones face. However, they were no smiles on the faces of Northern Abaco residents when their power supply was interrupted without explanation. In mid-May electricity supply was interrupted between the communities of Treasure Cay and Little Abaco. These areas lost electricity at 8:55 a.m. There was no formal warning given by BEC on Radio Abaco as they normally do. After making attempts to contact personnel at the BEC branches both in Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour, I was finally successful at 3:59 p.m. At this time I learned that the power was interrupted to upgrade the GSM towers on the Sherlin Bootle Highway. I was also informed that the electrical supply should be restored at 4:30 p.m. BEC, residents realize that the work must be completed; we are just requesting that Please see North Page 29 NorthFrom Page 12 you be more considerate. Advise residents not sometime but every time of power supply interruptions. Due to the power outage, The Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Member of Parliament for North Abaco, attended several functions on Abaco on May 2628 to receive the thanks and appreciation of the people of Abaco for what he has done for his home island. He is shown here at at the Treasure Cay airport on his arrival on May 26.


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June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 15 Provided by the Abaco Tourist Office Throughout Abaco, anticipation usually begins to escalate as the summer months approach for the commencement of the traditional Goombay Summer Festival. Hosted by the Abaco Tourist Office, over a two-month period, entertainment and enjoyment is delivered through the experience of the Abaco brand of Bahamian culture. Each year it is guaranteed to be something spectacular and different through its theme, entertainment, food, arts and crafts. Interesting adjustments to the festivals program are always expected. However, this year an innovative idea was suggested. This year Goombay Summer Festival will be renamed and replaced by Junkanoo Summer Festival. The festival will be introduced throughout The Bahamas and hosted by the various tourism offices in designated areas during the summer months. Although the name has been replaced, one thing is certain, not to be changed is the atmosphere of celebrating the Bahamian heritage and the cultural entertainment, Abaco style. The theme Party Time in Abaco depicts what will be showcased at Abacos Junkanoo Summer Festival 2006 during six alternating weeks beginning June 9th and ending August 11th at Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour. Each evening will present a junkanoo parade, local and national Bahamian calypso and marching bands including of the Royal Bahamas Police Marching and pop bands scheduled to make three visits during the summer festival. Other special evenings will produce variety shows when nationally acclaimed Abaco singing celebrities Jay Mitchel, Gino D and Colin McDonald will be featured. Dance groups are scheduled, and the sensational New Wave Dancers from Grand Bahama will perform colourful and rhythmic themed routines every otherJunkanoo Festival Time Is ApproachingBy Jennifer Hudson A seminar organized by the Abaco office of the Ministry of Tourism was held for prospective bridal consultants on May 9 at the Learning Resources Centre in Marsh Harbour. Kendi Anderson, Tourisms local Coordinator of Weddings and Honeymoons, who has been responsible for developing the successful wedding program on Abaco, welcomed the 18 participants. This business is growing by leaps and bounds, she said. Abaco is now seeing an assortment of weddings such as Hindu, African and Jewish in addition to the traditional Christian or civil wedding. Wedding planners need to understand that they must be prepared to do whatever the customer wants in order to make us a world-class destination. We should be able to do weddings anywhere in the world and this seminar could be the start of a professional wedding career for you. Presenter for the seminar was Ms. Janet Albury, a certified wedding specialist from Freeport who is a representative of Weddings Beautiful Bahamas and Caribbean Islands. This is the top certification programme for wedding planners and is affiliated with Weddings Beautiful Worldwide. Ms. Albury gave an overview of what show. The Back Yard Quadrille Dancers will perform along with Ophie and the Boys-rake and scrape music. Modern Vintage from Nassau, Bahamian superstar, Elon Moxey, and the dynamic entertainer, KB, are also scheduled to participate. Food and drink; arts and crafts stalls in addition to kids activities will complete the summer, festive atmosphere and execute the theme of Party Time in Abaco. the job of a wedding planner involves and explained how poor planning could ruin the reputation of the wedding business in the Bahamas. If a wedding on Abaco goes badly, the people will tell others not to get married in The Bahamas, she said. Negative experiences get publicised much faster than positive ones, so we need better trained wedding professionals in The Bahamas. When people want an island wedding, The Bahamas is often considered because it is conveniently close to the United States, a big market. Brides will go to a place where they know weddings will be handled professionally and we must aim to make The Bahamas and the Caribbean the star jewel. All participants at the seminar had some experience planning weddings, and each was asked to describe some of their activities. The certification programme for Weddings Beautiful is a correspondence course which students take at their own pace with six months to one year being the recommended time frame for completion. The course consists of 18 assignments coveringBridal Seminar Trains ConsultantsThe participants of the Bridal Consultants Seminar learned about working with visitors wanting to marry on Abaco. The wedding program has been very successful on Abaco and this seminar covered many aspects and details of how to satisfy the couples to make their day very special. In the foreground is Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Abacos Director of Tourism. Please see Seminar Page


Page 16 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Ministry of Tourism Directors & Top Aids Gives The ABACO CLUBOn Winding BayHighest GradeLeft to right, Ms. Jeritzan Outten, Tourism Director for The Abacos, Mr. Grant Noble, Club Director at The Abaco Club, Ms. Vernice Walkine, Director General of Tourism, Ms. Angela Cleare, Tourism Senior Director for the Out Islands, Mr. Ellison Tommy Thompson, Deputy Director General of Tourism, and Ms. Geneva Cooper, Tourism Senior Director in The Director Generals Office. Happy Staffers at The Abaco Club. The Abaco Club PH:1-888-303-2765 242-367-0077 Abaco, The Bahamas www.theabacoclub.comSnorkelling scenes at The Abaco Club. Cabanna scenes at The Abaco Club. This place is absolutely impressive. In my opinion, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is the finest example of what the Government of The Bahamas and we at The Ministry of Tourism expect to see happen in this country, as it relates to developments.Ms. Vernice Walkine, Director General of Tourism First Class Golf Course at The Abaco ClubThe club is absolutely amazing. You have the ideal spot here; the landscaping is superb and the activities available, are just what visitors are looking for now days. We are looking forward to the expansions and the partnering with The Ritz Carlton. This merger will ad more excellence to the present existing product.Mr. Ellison Thompson, Deputy Director General of Tourism This place is mind blowing. It is absolutely off the chain. Before my visit, I did not see or hear much about the project. It is significantly more than I anticipated. Anyone will be more than overjoyed to stay here. Presently, I am not aware of any other existing properties in The Bahamas that can compare to The Abaco Club.Ms. Geneva Cooper Senior Director, Ministry of TourismClub House at The Abaco Club With the combinations of the natural heavenly beauty and the magnificent facilities you have here, supersedes everything else we have in The Bahamas period.Ms. Jeritzan Outten Abaco Tourism DirectorThe Natural life at The Abaco Club Happy trails at The Abaco Club. Botannical scenes at The Abaco Club. Cottage rooms at The Abaco ClubProduced By: Mr Gladstone McEwan... kudos to the club for the preservation and use of all the indigenous plants, trees, shrubberies and stones. Simply put, the entire atmosphere at The Abaco Club, is out of this world.Ms. Angela Cleare Senior Director Out Islands Ministry of Tourism


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Page 18 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 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 Ingraham Meets with Guana Cay ObjectorsThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham met with the residents of Guana Cay to hear their complaints about the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club development begun on the north end of their island. He felt that their complaints could be resolved. Shown here is Mr. Troy Albury stating his objections. Listening to him are Mr. Brent Symonette, MP, Mr. Neko Grant from Freeport, Mr. Ingraham, Mr. Larry Cartwright, MP for Long Island, and Mr. Tommy Turnquest, Senator. A gathering of 40 50 persons greeted the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and his party of FNM leaders under the fig tree on the settlement harbour on Guana Cay. Mr. Ingraham, the Member of Parliament for North Abaco and the leader of the opposition, came to hear first hand of the residents concerns and objections to the Bakers Bay Golf and Ocean Club on the north end of Guana Cay. Several residents came forward and gave summaries of these issues. Common concerns raised included the following: The size of the project will overwhelm Guanas laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. Hazards will be imposed on the health of the nearby reef by the golf course from chemical and fertilizer runoff. The lack of governments concern and consultation with the residents of Guana Cay. Government should be more concerned with the welfare of the residents than pandering to the developers. Dissatisfaction over the proposed internal monitoring by the developers. The residents want independent scientific oversight of compliance including veto power when things go astray. Although the ownership of the Crown and Treasury Land is still being contested and has not been given, sold or leased to the developers yet, extensive marina construction was said to be underway. Vehicle activity on the beach is disturbing to nesting turtles and is illegal in any event. Current law does not allow Crown Land to be sold to foreigners or in particular not for the foreigners to sell it at a profit. The residents views were well presented without undue emotion and often drew a comment from Mr. Ingraham. He was concerned when told that the 126 acres of Crown and Treasury Land under discussion was the only land of this nature on Guana Cay. Secondly, without elaborating, he said that this development is generally within the parameters of what the FNM would consider a model project. He was of the opinion that the BEST Commission would be monitoring the project closely. He was apologetic in being unable to promise any specific relief as his party was in opposition and the present government is in control of the terms given the developers. Mr. Ingraham promised to get back to them with a report on any changes resulting from his tour of the project and meeting with the Bakers Bay management team. This subsequent meeting with the Bakers management, actually the principals of the Discovery Land Company of California, followed his meeting with town residents. He was accompanied by many of the FNM leaders and other Members of Parliament. At the conclusion of the meeting in town, the group went by ferry to the Bakers Bay development for a tour and meeting with the employees and management. After listening to the complaints of the Guana Cay residents, Mr. Ingraham, left, toured the Bakers Bay project. He is shown listening to a presentation by Mr. Livingston Marshall, right, a Vice President of the Discovery Land Company that is developing the area. Assisting with the presentation was Bruce McDaniel.


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Page 20 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 News of the CaysVoters Rejected White PaperThe White Paper proposed by the Hope Town Council and tacitly encouraged by officials in Nassau was defeated by a minority of voters on May 15, 16 and 17 in the settlements of Guana Cay, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay, respectively. The results were as follows: TownYesNo Spoiled Total Guana340144 Man-O-War1248060 Hope Town5838298 Total731263202 Had the proposal been accepted locally, it would have gone to Nassau to be accepted there by various arms of government. By failing locally, the voters and Council members are left guessing as to whether the proposal would have been accepted by Nassau. Without fanfare, the process was sanctioned by Nassau. However, there was no risk on their part as acceptance locally was tantamount to a straw vote letting Nassau know that changes were wanted at the local level. Chief Councillor Wayne Hall spent hours researching the elements that were presented. He studied similar small resort towns up and down the U.S. coast line. For good measure he also investigated small but growing resort towns inland. The regulations that worked in other locations and appeared to have merit in Hope Town and the other two cays were put into a 130-page White Paper and circulated to the three towns. Meetings took place in these towns over a two-month period with residents discussing the merits or objections to the items proposed. Mostly, objections prevailed and the final draft came out at 30 pages. Even then it appeared to be too intimidating to the few persons attending the town meetings. Although discouraged, Mr. Hall expects to continue but will probably confine the next attempt to a simpler change to the local government process. Those persons attending the meetings in each of the three towns seemed to be unanimous that change is needed but 30 pages of change was apparently too intimidating and therefore rejected.Genealogy Expert Joy LoweJossi Visits Green Turtle CayBy Mirella Santillo The Island Roots Heritage Festival is self explanatory: it invited people to look for their ancestry and heritage. And thats just what Joy Lowe-Jossi was doing when she became a genealogy expert a few years back. She was in attendance at the genealogy booth t his year, along with Gail Saunders, the governments Heritage Director, and Philip Roberts of New Plymouth. The booth displayed information Mrs. LoweJossi had gathered on her own family as well as tools to help others research the origin of their n ames and ancestry. As a child in Nassau, Mrs. Lowe-Jossi recalled the visits of her grandfather, Eldred Lowe, when he was in town buying supplies for his Abaco store. He talked about his forefathers and the old ways. He was the one who kindled my interest in knowing about my ancestors, she explained. Mrs. Lowe-Jossi told the story of her great grandfather, Dunc Lowe, who was born on Green Turtle Cay but married a girl from Marsh Harbour and moved there. Thats where Joys parents were born and raised before moving to Nassau. Dunc was a man of many skills, she explained. Although he could not read or write, he invented his own communication code. He was a blacksmith, a ship wrecker, a boat builder and taught his sons to manage the family sugar cane plantation. Joy married a Swiss citizen and moved with him to the United States in 1964. She now lives in Oregon but will never forget the islands of her youth. In 1980 she began to do research on the internet to establish a family tree. Eventually, she was able to trace the family lineage back nine generations to Capt. Gideon Lowe, who was born on Harbour Island in 1753 but moved to New Plymouth in the early 1800s after the Loyalists came. He died there in 1833. She found out that Lowes were present in The Bahamas as early as 1730. There are Lowes all over the world, she says, in Australia, in the United States, even in Canada. She has been a regular visitor of Green Turtle Cay over the years where she visits with her cousin, local artist Alton Lowe, who is also a descendent of Capt. Gideon Lowe. The genealogy booth at the Island Roots Heritage Festival in Green Turtle Cay last month proved to be a popular place where people could find out about their forefathers. Mrs. Joy Lowe-Jossi, who has studied her family roots, was there along with others intereested in genealogy. Shown above are Lynn Johnson, Mr. Alton Lowe, Mrs. Jossi, and Ms. Gail Saunders, governments Heritage Director. Please see Cays Page 21


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 21 A group of Key Westers attended the Island Roots Heritage Festival, enjoying the special relationship between the Sister Cities, Key West and Green Turtle Cay. They brought with them the S/V Wolf and two rose plants that had come originally from Green Turtle Cay.Key West Connection Is Kept AliveBy Mirella Santillo During the 19th century many Bahamians from New Plymouth emigrated to Key West, sometimes taking their homes with them, like John Bartlum and William Curry. And after the 1932 hurricane, residents of Green Turtle Cay began leaving for the United States again. So it is no wonder that a strong bond exists between the two communities. That bond was consolidated in 1976 when Key West and New Plymouth became sister cities. A celebration was organized by artist Alton Lowe in 1977 to mark the anniversary of the event and since 2004 it has become a yearly commemoration known as the Island Roots Heritage Festival. With the help of Karen McIntosh, the festival committees president along with Julie Farrington, Annabelle Cross and other community members, it has become a prominent cultural event on Abaco. Key West residents participate in the festival whether they have Bahamian connection or not, and officials of the Conch Republic are an integral part of the programme. According to Peter Anderson, secretary-general of the Conch Republic, As long as I am alive, I will never miss this festival. This year Key Westers came bearing two CaysFrom Page 22 More News of the Caysspecial gifts the flagship of the Conch Republic, a schooner named Wolf and two Key West rock roses donated by Benjamin Bruce, a descendent of the Curry family who moved to Key West in 1884. The roses will be planted behind the Albert Lowe Museum in memory of Mr. Bruces mother, Betty Bruce, and her friend, Ida Baron, who were inspirational in the creation of the Sculpture Garden. The S/V Wolf has been featured in films and documentaries and is U.S. Coast Guard certified for day sails and international voyages. She was sailed by a crew of four, Capt. Finbar Gittelman, Julie McEnroe, Capt. Marci McNamara and mate Bobby Please see Cays Page 29


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A small section of the causeway to Cross Harbour was dug out on April 3rd and five culverts were installed so that the water could flow under the road. After some creative engineering, overseen by Friends 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 wasnt 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. Mills and Ms. Campbell over 60 6th graders from Abaco Central Primary traveled down to volunteer on April 7th. Friends Board Member and Forest Heights teacher, Jim Richard, took a group of students to volunteer and camp for the weekend. Science teachers Ms. Bailey and Ms. Wedgewood led their science students from Abaco Central High on April 10th. Hope Town Primary School also made the trek to Cross Harbour on that day led by Principal Candace Key and teacher Nancy Burnett. Man-O-War Primary School traveled to Cross Harbour on Tuesday 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 visitors 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 mud 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 the area that had been blocked by the road is already improving. Even more exciting, according to Dr. 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 interested in visiting the restoration to contact Friends, 367-2721 or Harbour Student ObservationsBy Matthew Duggan Forest Heights Academy Spending time at Cross Harbour was a great experience. We learnt about mangroves and the habitats they provide. Every last person there worked to the best of their ability opening up the creek channel.Creek Restoration Is a Big SuccessWe all had a fun experience and a really good time. By Corenthea Johnson Forest Heights Academy Experience is the only word that comes to mind to describe my trip for three days to Cross Harbour. I got the opportunity to learn about Bahamian marine ecosystems and to help make this particular one better. Many would say I was crazy to go and spend three days neck-deep in mud, but for me it was not bad. The mud didnt matter, as long as I knew that my small contribution was helping. Maybe I didnt change the world, but I know this experience changed mine. By Lisa Kemp St. Francis de Sales School I was a volunteer at Cross Harbour Creek to reopen the channel, but little did I know what I was getting myself into. The experience was both educational and enlightening. From Dr Craig Layman I learned all about life in the mangroves, as well as about the dedication and passion it takes to start and finish such a massive project. From being knee deep in mud to pulling up massive piles of mangroves I learned first-hand about how much hard work it took to complete this project. It wasnt all about hard work, but also about meeting new people, experiencing new things and having fun while learning. I will forever cherish my memories and experiences at Cross Harbour because it Please see Cross Harbour Page 23 Students from several schools assisted in the creek restoration project. They were directed by Dr. Craig Layman, who organized the operation for Friends of the Environment. These students from Forest Heights Academy are being coached on their work. In the background is the channel that the students opened.


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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 : info@cherokeeair.comCherokee Air Cherokee Aviationtaught me a valuable life lesson: Hard work, dedication and a helping hand can get the job done... no matter the task By Brandon Weatherford Man-O-War Primary School When we went to Cross Harbour, we had lots of fun. We saw a blue hole but we did not go in it. We walked around it. We got to the place where we had to pull out mangroves. There were lots of them. We pulled them out so that the little fish could swim freely through the water. We learned that mangroves are important to the lives of fish and birds, but too many mangroves in some places are not good. By Jeremy Pleydell-Bouverie Grade 2 Man-O-War Primary School I enjoyed volunteering to work at Cross Harbour. I pulled out mangroves to clear a creek bed so that water will flow and fish can swim in and out with the tide. We put a tag in a fish to follow where it goes. It was a really fun day. By Alton Janes Grade 2 Man-O-War Primary School My visit to Cross Harbour was cool. I helped tag some fish. When Dr. Craig tagged the fish, it was good to see that the fish wasnt harmed. On my second visit, the creek had changed a lot. We had fun removing the mangroves together. By Andrew Janes Grade 5 Man-O-War Primary School I was surprised by the amount of knowledge that Dr. Layman had of the sea life. I liked tagging fish, taking samples from them and catching them. This was a fun way to learn and help the environment. I was able to see Cross Harbour before the culverts were put in and after. The changes I saw were remarkable. The current of the creek passing through the culverts was impressive. By James Boyce Hope Town School Grade 4 I have been to Cross Harbour twice. The first time I went fishing and tagged fish. The next time I went on a field trip with my class. We pulled out mangroves so the water could flow to the ocean. It was very fun. I want to go back and kayak through the creek. By Noah Albury Hope Town School, Grade 5 We were pulling out mangroves so that fish could swim into the creeks to lay their eggs. I liked pulling out the mangroves near the blue hole the best. It was deep and we could swim. The mud smelt bad! I felt good being able to help the fish. By Ben Patterson Hope Town School, Grade 5 I loved falling in the blue hole, but it was also nice that we cleared the mangroves out so that the water could flow through. Afterwards we went to a beach to get the mud off. We had a great lunch, then got back on the bus for the long ride home. By Albert and His Mom, Bonnie Hall Hope Town I was excited to be able to accompany my son and his schoolmates on their recent trip to Cross Harbour to help clear the channel. We both found it to be a rewarding and Please see Cross Harbour Page 24 Cross HarbourFrom Page 22Flowing Creek Allows Fish MovementAfter the culverts were put in place, the hard work began of removing mangrove roots to allow a free flow of water through the entire area that had been closed off for the past 60-70 years. These students laboured hard but found it rewarding as they could see the difference in the flow of water almost immediately.


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After all, isnt observation a part of the scientific process we teach? I was a bit worried that the kids massive food supply would not hold out for the hour and a half bus ride to the Cross Harbour site. Hungry kids are not happy kids! But the bus trip was a blast and our patient driver, Mr. Bootle, had a sound system on the bus to soothe even the most savage soul! That was the part of the ride the Abaco Central High and Hope Town School teachers liked best! When we arrived at Cross Harbour, which is a popular boat launching area used by locals on a side road off the long road to Hole-in-the-Wall Lighthouse, Dr. Craig Leyman, project director of the restoration project, met us to explain our mission. We were to clear out mangroves in the assigned area to promote the clear flow of water back and forth from the sea to allow the mangroves to once again do their thing to nurture and protect young sea life forms. Pulling out mangroves was a bit of a problem at first for Hope Town School students as we teachers preach Save the mangroves they are natures nursery at every chance we get. However, they learned we were actually helping by creating a swathe in them so they COULD protect. It was then that I realized I had made a big mistake in the note I sent to parents explaining the trip. I very seriously stated that any child stepping foot on the ferry WOULD participate in this working, mucky field trip venture and there was to be no whining! All I really needed to say was Parents, please sign below your child is going to play in mud. I had clearly forgotten the tight connection between kids and mud! With Dr. Leyman in the lead, we all took the plunge into the wetland. I had also forgotten how loud high school girls can scream much louder than primary school girls! Yes, it was mucky, smelly, cold and full of little creatures isnt that what it is supposed to be? As our tightly tied-on shoes sank and filled with good ol mangrove mud, I shook my head and smiled at how women of any age will blindly follow a handsome man anywhere. During the day I heard a few Do you think hes married? comments I wont tell who asked! Dr. Leyman was clearly cut out for his project he had very long legs and he was also very tall. These things are essential if you work in mangrove swamps. He seemed to glide over the mud, unlike stubby me who was sinking up to my knees at every step. I wondered if there was any bottom to this mud and how deep I would really sink and if everyone would walk away and leave the mean ol principal there if I really did get stuck. The fun started and I soon forgot my worries. The kids worked very hard at pulling mangroves and at tricking the teachers to fall in blue holes and very yucky mud patches all of which we fell for. The day was soon over. We had reached our goal and trudged quietly out of the mud and onto shore to wash off in the sea. One of my students marveled at how soft her skin felt from the mud. Could I actually retire from teaching to create Mangrove Mud Masks as a business? Our friends Phoebe Gale and Nan Kenyon called us to a beautiful fruit granola bar and juice spread to give us the strength for the hour and a half trip back to civilization. Was it worthwhile? You bet! As soon as we cleared the area, it was surprising how quickly the water flowed through. Already we saw signs of our work paying off. Thanks to Friends of the Environment for this working field trip and to Dr. Leyman for caring about our mangroves, Mr. Bootle for being willing to help with transportation and to our volunteers and moms who accompanied us. And lets not forget the parents who allowed their clean children to go and return the dirtiest they will ever be without even one complaint. Our environment is the better for all of you. Cross HarbourFrom Page 24Students Learn Conservation First Hand RememberRegister to Vote Royal Harbour Village in Marsh Harbour (242) 367-0137 meet t t he a a rtist e e vent presents another Conch Pearl Galleries, Ltd FINE BAHAMIAN ART AND JEWELRYSculpture by D. Michael AdamsGuana CayWood Turning by Mick GuyNassauFriday Evening June 16th 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Music, Munchies & Merlot andAll are welcome!


Page 26 The Abaconian June 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 ConstrConstr ConstrConstr Constr uctionuction uctionuction uction Replace your old countertops with locally made tops of Marble & Granite For More Information Call 242-367-4726(Abaco Ace Hardware)Marsh Harbour, Abaco Abaco Dog Training Club Holds Obedience TrialsBy Kim Roberts The first Bahamas Kennel Club sanctioned Obedience Trials were held in Abaco on the weekend of May 19th 21st by the Abaco Dog Training Club. Three dogs came in from Nassau and four dogs from Marsh Harbour were entered. The judges were Jon and Carol Mett from Savannah, Georgia. There were trials held in Novice, Open, Rally Novice and Rally Advanced. There are three main stages of obedience, Novice, Open and Utility. A dog must receive three qualifying scores of 170 points or more out of a possible score of 200 with at least half the points for each exercise. The dog must receive three qualifying scores or legs to be awarded a title. In Rally the dog must have three qualifying scores of at least 70/100 to receive a title. In Novice Obedience, the dog must be able to heel on leash, complete a figure eight on leash, stand for examination by the judge, heel off leash, complete a recall, a one-minute sit stay and a three-minute down stay. In Open Obedience, the dog must heel off leash, complete a figure eight off leash, complete a drop on recall, retrieve a dumbbell on flat, over the high jump, complete a broad jump, a three-minute out of sight of handler sit stay and a five-minute out of sight of the handler down stay. In Rally Obedience the dog and handler perform a series of exercises on a course laid out by the judge; Rally Novice is performed on leash; and Rally Advanced is performed off leash. All of the entrants went home with at least one title! Katie, a 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog owned and handled by Maureen Koepp, received one leg in open and her Rally Novice title. Maya, a 5-year-old Golden Retriever owned and handled by Kim Sturrup-Roberts, received her Rally Advanced title. India, a 19 month-old Shetland sheepdog mix owned and handled by Amanda Darville, received her Novice title and her Rally Novice title. Splash, a 1 year old Standard Poodle owned and handled by Maureen Koepp, received her Novice title and her Rally Novice title. Skye, a 5 year old Border Collie owned and handled by Lynn Gape from Nassau, received his Rally Advanced title. Foxy, a 3 year old Potcake owned and handled by Tonya Sturrup-Gay from Nassau, received her Novice title and her Rally Novice title. Rev, a 5 year old Border Collie owned and handled by Cory Marchildon from Nassau, received his Novice title and his Rally Novice title. Maya and Skye are the first dogs in The Bahamas to hold a Rally Advanced title.Candidates Are Chosen for Dive Master Scholarship ProgramLakeshia Lightbourne, Kristin Jones, and Robin Albury have been chosen for the Dive Master Scholarship Program sponsored by Above and Below Abaco. They will be trained in all aspects of Dive Mastering including Open Water Scuba Diver Certification, Advanced, Stress and Rescue, CPR, First Aid, AED and Oxygen Administration for Dive Accidents, Dive Master Certification, Basic Dive Shop Management, Finance and Marketing. Following the successful completion of this program, students will be assisted in obtaining employment in a SCUBA related field.Court Decision Dismisses Murder Charges Against GirlA minor girl, three days before her 14th birthday, was charged with the murder of her 17-year-old boyfriend. The incident took place in the Mud, immigrant area in Marsh Harbour on August 28, 2005, after a heated dispute between the two young persons. The argument may have been about her being displaced by another girl. The girl was arrested and charged with murder by the local police at the Marsh Harbour Police Station. However, a minor child under 14 years of age should not be Much interest was shown in the first Obedience Trials for dogs held on Abaco sanctioned by the Bahamas Kennel Club. Participants and their handlers are shown above. Two dogs gained the recognition of earning the title of Rally Advanced, the first dogs in The Bahamas to qualify. Central Abaco NewsThis is a talented Border Collie named Skye from Nassau owned by Andrew and Lynn Gape. They came to Abaco specifically to enter their dog in the Obedience Trials held on May 21. Please see Central Page 27


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 27 charged with murder. After the girl confessed to her former school disciplinarian and assistant principal, she was remanded to the school for girls in Fox Hill, Nassau. During the time she was at the girls school, her home in the Mud burned down in a massive fire in November 2005 so she remained at the girls school. The Magistrate found that there was no evidence of a prime facie case to be sent to the jury. According to girls lawyer, the murdered boys parents made a plea to the judge in favor of the girl. CentralFrom Page 26 tion. But some people had more thoughtful assessments. From what Ive been hearing, the proposal covered too broad a spectrum, according to Vernon Malone, proprietor of Vernons Grocery at Hope Town, a local meeting place. Lots of people agreed with some of the items, but not all. I felt it was a good starting point and if it comes up again there will probably be more response. And voting on specific points would be better. Others we spoke to agreed that the all or nothing approach was a mistake even though the proposal as drafted was only a first step and could easily have been modified later on. Some supporters blamed ignorance for the measures defeat, arguing that people simply didnt take the time to understand. But the quality of life issues that the White Paper and bye-laws attempted to address will not go away. In fact, they will only get worse. Those issues include waste disposal, pollution and abuse of the environment, the destruction of historic homes and neighbourhoods, inappropriate develop32 district councils outside of New Providence. And Abaco the countrys third biggest economy now has about a quarter of that total. From three districts just 10 years ago, Abaco now has seven councils. The seven-member Hope Town council has responsibility for Elbow Cay, Man-OWar Cay and Guana Cay. And for good measure, they get to look after Lubbers Quarters, Tilloo Cay, Lynyard Cay and a few small inhabited islets in-between. Councillors are elected for a three-year term with the chief councillor indirectly elected by the council. Hope Town and the other smaller districts take on the responsibilities of the larger councils and are also responsible for the functions of the statutory boards. All councils must hold at least one quarterly public meeting. Local authorities are funded entirely by transfer payments from central government. The record of achievement since 1996 has been mixed, and improvements to the system are clearly needed. According to one report weve seen, Local government has maintained its autonomy and has had a significant positive impact on communities (although) at present its functions are relatively limited. As Abaconian publisher Dave Ralph noted recently, It does not take a trained economist to note that Abaco is experiencing phenomenal growth. As the economy continues to expand, problems are coming to light that government must begin addressing...With our rapid growth some thought must be given to our future. Soft CallFrom Page 8 ment, overcrowding and congestion, and rank commercialisation. Most people agree that there have to be some regulatory controls to deal with these matters. And the examples of Harbour Island and Bimini are most often cited. On Bimini, a huge resort development was planned on 700 acres. Although later scaled down, a large expanse of the north island has been stripped bare to make way for luxury homes, condos, and a casino. The islands lagoon has been dredged for a 136slip marina and much of the rest of the sevenmile-long cay is set aside for a golf course. Harbour Island, one of the oldest settlements in The Bahamas, is suffering from an acute case of overdevelopment. Its less than four miles long, but has become so chic that the rich and famous are now commonplace, land prices are out of sight and commercialisation is gradually undermining the communitys authentic heritage and appeal. Perhaps most observers would agree that the development at Bakers Bay on Great Guana Cay is unlikely have the same kind of impact as what is taking place on Bimini and Harbour Island. Yet, although there was fierce opposition to the Bakers Bay Club from some Guana Cay residents, most went ahead and voted against the District Councils attempt to set up planning controls. Sometimes you cant win for losing. We dont want to go the way that Harbour Island is going, said Chief Councillor Wayne Hall. The central government was watching this vote very closely. They realise they cant handle everything at the local level, but we have to take the power they are not going to give it to us. 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Page 28 The Abaconian June 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 Potters 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 Abaco ExpressProviding U.S. Mail and Parcel ServiceBetween West Palm Beach and Marsh Harbour Call for Details 242-367-3450 561-689-1010 Sids 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 499 white folks shipwrecked at Bists Cay or Burrows Cay. Everyone aboard the ship went in different directions. The blacks went along the west coast of Abaco and the whites towards the southern cays, he explained. A group of black people reached a deserted area on the south side of Abaco, settled there and called it Bluff Point. For over 100 years, they lived there fishing, farming and raising their families as a very tight community. The turning point for the residents of Bluff Point was the devastating hurricane of 1932, but it was not until nine years later that they were relocated to the settlement of Murphy Town. Mr. Roland Swain remembered his school days there. The first teachers were Mr. Varans and Mr. Bartlett. The last one was Mr. Reckley. I graduated here, he said. I missed the way of life on Bluff Point. I had my own boat and went sponging. We brought the sponges to shores, dried them, then packed them and bagged them to send them to Nassau. Mr. Swain, who still drives his taxi around the Marsh Harbour area, has done a lot of research about the history of Abaco and is still compiling information. A temporary kitchen area had been set at the bottom of the bluff. Two stone fire pits were lit and on one of them a huge pot of peas was boiling.It is for the bonavis soup, explained Mrs. Sandra Laing, while cutting slices of sweet potato bread. Another food helper, Mrs. Ethelyn Darville, These young ladies are exploring the ruins of the Bluff Point area. Behind them is a wall of the Baptist Church of the settlement which was the heart of this close-knit community. Food following the old recipes handed down from the ladies of Bluff Point was enjoyed by the Murphy Town people who went to their ancestral home. For some who were born there, it was their first trip back to see where their families came from.Murphy Town Reflects on Its Past Please see Bluff Point Page 29 Bluff PointFrom Page 4


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 29 MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO MERCPANGA & MIMSA BOATSscores of 107-80 and 96-84. Mr. Mills said the big story in this series was his point guard and power forward, Dwayne Pa Adderley, who scored the most points in the tournament. During the series in Nassau, Dwayne single-handedly scored 130 points. In the three-game series on Abaco he scored a total of 127 points bringing his scoring to an unbelievable 257 points in seven games over four days. Mr. Mills thanks his many sponsors for without them this would not have possible including J. Daniel Sullivan of the Abaco ChampionshipFrom Page 1 NorthFrom Page 13 students were sent home early. At this time in the school year this is NOT needed as the students already got a late start into the school year. Your decisions dont just affect you, they affect all of us. Thank you for restoring the power at 4:30 p.m and all we ask is that you be a little more considerate. Morefield. The Wolf took passengers on a daily excursions on the Sea of Abaco. Visitors from Key West this year included Norma Jean Sawyer-Atanda, president of the Bahamian-Conch Community Land Trust, which aims to preserve AfroBahamian culture. After the abolition of slavery in the US in 1863, many Americans, Cubans and Bahamians of African descent moved to Key West. The Trust renovates houses built by these people and helps provide low-cost housing on land owned by the Trust. Another Bahamian descendent was Sheila Sands, a fifth-generation Key Wester whose family came from Rock Sound, Eleuthera. She has many cousins from New Plymouth. City Commissioner Lopez, who offered Administrator Donald Cash the key to the City of Key West, is also of Bahamian descent, and many more visitors of Bahamian origin were among the visitors. The Conch Republics officials invited Bahamians to visit Key West next April for the anniversary of its founding, demonstrating that the bond between the two cities has never been stronger. CaysFrom Page 21 a descendent of Bluff Point residents, was dishing out stew fish that had cooked on the other pit. A third helper was cutting cassava and potato bread. All the food was prepared according to old recipes that had been passed on by residents of Bluff Point. And it was delicious. During the ceremony Bishop R. Swain reviewed the history of the settlement, and Bishop Junior Williams gave an overview of the event. Mr. William Swain offered an invocation. Soon it was 5 p.m. and by that time most people were gone. Mr. William Swain estimated that approximately 400 showed up for the gathering on Bluff Point. The following day a service was held at Bethany Gospel Chapel during which Pastors Roland Swain and William Swain as well Bluff PointFrom Page 28 such aspects as: time consciousness, business contracts, invitations, different types of weddings, receptions, wedding fashions and management skills. Following each assignment, a questionnaire must be completed and submitted for grading. On successful completion of the course, the student will become a Certified Wedding Specialist. Persons interested in learning more about this certification course may visit the website: SeminarFrom Page 29 Inn, W.D. Willert of Willert Home Products, Edward L. Divita of Discovery Land Company and Bakers Bay, Randy Key of Pinewoods Nursery, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lawrence of Ashley Corporation and especially the fans of the basketball association who have been great this season. as Chief Councillor Cubel Davis expressed thanks for the success of the gathering. Richs Boat RentalsAbacos Best Rental Fleet At the Head of the Harbour Rental Rates Daily 3-day Weekly 21 Paramount $170 $475 $790 26 Paramount $225 $675 $1100 Fishing & Snorkeling Gear Bait, Ice & GuidesCall 367-2742P.O. Box AB 20419, Marsh Harbour


Page 30 The Abaconian June 1, 2006 More Letters to the Editor LettersFrom Page 9 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 hse366-2053 Rodehn Cottages5 cottages366-2075Grand CayRosies Place 352-5458Green 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 Wards Landing4 units 904-982-2762Hope TownAbaco Inn 22 rm366-0133 Club Soleil 6 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 Hill 4 villas366-0557Hotels and House Rental AgentsLubbers QuartersSea Level Cottages4 hse366-3121Man-O-WarIsland Home Rentals +8 hse365-6048 Schooners Landing 5 condos365-6072Marsh Harbour areaAbaco Beach Resort82 rms367-2158 Abaco Real Estate +6 hse367-2719 Alesias 3 rms367-4460 Ambassador Inn6 rms367-2022 Bustick Bight Resort 8 rms367-3980 Conch Inn9 rms367-4000 Ds 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 effic367-2227Moores IslandMoores Is Bonefish Camp8 rm 366-6334Sandy PointOeishas Resort 366-4139 Pete & Gays Resort14 rm366-4119 Rickmons Bonefishing 10 rm366-4477Spanish CaySpanish Cay Resort18 rm 6 hse 365-0083Treasure CayBahama Beach Club 365-8500 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. May 06horned between the existing runway and the existing facilities, but from where come tie downs and a departing /arriving aircraft ramps? The best solution would seem to be starting a new runway starting south of the west end on the existing strip and run it at 130/ 150 degrees for 6,000 or more feet. This could be completed in its entirety, along with necessary taxi ways, while the existing runway would still be used as it is now. The new runway could then be used as a runway / taxiway while the existing runway is repaved and becomes the taxi way Do we have another politically expedient solution to a problem which has for many years been given lip service only by those who hold the purse strings? If Abaco were allowed to retain say 25 percent of the total revenue its generates and had some really meaningful input into local infrastructure, it could show the way for the rest of The Bahamas! Without Winding Bay and Bakers Bay this area has continued to have investment expansion. I wish no ill will to either of the mentioned projects. However, we should bear in mind The bigger they are the harder they fall. Remember the sugar plantation? Quo VadisOn Our New State-of-theArt Sanitary Land FillDear Editor, Further information on this proposed new site for our garbage indicates that each area will have a waterproof lining and will be covered as each trench is filled. A couple of questions as to the future of this project. Are pipes being inserted into the fill to collect the methane generated from decomposition? This is a flammable gas which could be used to generate electricity. It is much cleaner burning than diesel fuel and the cost is FREE. Question number two. When these trenches are filled and sealed over a period of time, they will fill with water from rainfall. Will the water be pumped off and purified or will it, like a lot of other items, when nobody is looking be allowed to overflow right into the fresh water lens the source of our drinking water? It would seem that this was conceived by a group of civil servants and experts who have simply not given any thought to the future complications of this site. Was any consideration given to the underlying fresh water lens and just how it works? Or was this group directed by their political bosses to get this problem out of sight and out of mind??. Looks like the old colonial mind set is still alive and well it just moved from London to Nassau! Is there ever any local input into these problems? Quo VadisLawmakers or Lawbreakers?Dear Editor, Recently an incident occurred that is very disturbing. Two Great Guana Cay men were asked to come to the police station for questioning, in reference to a stolen boat. To my knowledge, no official charges were made against either individual. Before questioning began, the men were put in separate areas. One was questioned according to standard procedures, while the other was hand-cuffed and brutalized as other officers stood by watching and laughing. This individual had to seek medical attention after being released. He was told that if he had been hit just an inch higher on his side, it would have broken his ribs and caused his lung to be punctured. Why did the police use physical abuse on one and not the other? Were other people involved? Perhaps the police are taking the advice and/or money from private citizens? It is my understanding that the police are paid by the public sector, not the private. This incident is not the first to have happened in Marsh Harbour in recent months. Several other individuals have been beaten while in custody, and after their release they have had to seek medical attention, as well. How far is this going to go? Is it going to take a disability or death to stop this? Remember people, this could be your son or brother. The concept of dirty cops isnt new; it has existed for as long as there have been lawmakers and lawbreakers. My question is, what gives the police the right to break the very laws that they are sworn to uphold? Concerned CitizenWhat Is Etiquette?Dear Editor, What ever happened to good manners? According to Merriam Webster etiquette is the form required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observed in social or official life. Emily Post said she was confident that our children, if they come from homes of charm and graciousness, will in turn make charming and gracious homes of their own. Yet how many today even remember her profound teachings? So, what is good breeding, social behaviour, charm and graciousness. They are training or education through ancestry as well as the observances of proper behaviour. One that pleases through compelling attractiveness. An act of kindness, clemency or mercy. And, consideration, whatever happened to consideration? It is explained as thoughtful and sympathetic regard for one another. Surely, we have not lost all these wonderful attributes in just one generation? Very seldom do you receive a hand written thank you card, let alone a Good Morning or How are you? And forget please and thank you. You are more apt to get a blank stare or what you want than a may I help you or do you need something. Common courtesy seems to be a thing of the past. How did this happen? Who is at fault? Did we do it to ourselves? Did we laugh when our children or grandchildren did something rude or threw a tantrum in a public place. Did we give in to them, make excuses for them or just ignore them? They must have thought it was all right because they kept doing it. Is there by any chance a magic wand somewhere that can be waved to bring things back to a kinder, gentler time when people helped their neighbour and respected authority and practiced common courtesy. It seems as if the world really is going to h in a hand basket. Cant we all step back one pace, realize our own contribution to this downfall, stop and look at what is happening to us and decide to, at least, make our own little corner a better place. If every day each one of us can make only one small change, after a while, all the small changes will result in major changes. We owe it too ourselves, those who come after us and all those around us who we touch every day. Lee Pinder CURRYS 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


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 31 Dive Shops Abave & Below...........................................367-0350 Dive Abaco, Marsh Harbour...................... 367-2787 Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harb.........367-2963 Froggies, Hope Town................................. 366-0431 Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay..................365-8465 Treasure C. Adventures............................. 365-8111 Brendals 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 Richs 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 Donnies Boat Rentals.......................365-4119 Loggerhead Boat Rental....................365-5461 New Plymouth Cart Rentals.365-4188 or 4149 Reef Boat Rentals.............................365-4145 Sea Side Carts..................................477-5497 T & A Cart Rentals.............................375-8055 Guana Cay Donna Sands Cart Rentals................365-5195 Dive Guana Boats & bikes................365-5178 Man-O-War Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6059 Island Treasures Cart Rentals...........365-6072 Ria-mar Golf Cart Rentals.................365-6241 Water Ways Boat Rent..357-6540 & 365-6143 Hope Town Bike Shop Bicycle Rentals................366-0292 Cats 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 Cass Carts........................................365-8771 Claridges Cart Rentals......................365-8248 Cornish Car Rentals..........................365-8623 JIC Boat Rentals...............................365-8465 Richs Boat Rentals...........................365-8582 Triple J Car Rentals...........................365-8761 Abaco Adventures Kayaks..............365-8749Ferry Schedule Departure times shown Daily unless notedAlburys 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 timePinders Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -Crown Haven, Abaco to McLeans Town, Grand Bah. Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm McLeans Town to Crown Haven 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 McLeans Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119 or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucksIslander 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 ....3 66-4286 Nicholas Roberts Derrick Gaitor Ferdinand Burrows366-4133 Vernal Burrows Kendall White Anthony Bain .......3 66-4107 Floyd Burrows .....3 66-4175 Links Adderly .......3 66-4335 Valentino Lightbourne Ricky Burrows .....3 66-4233 Marsh Harbour Jody Albury .........3 75-8068 Terrance Davis ....3 67-4464 Buddy Pinder .......3 66-2163 Justin Sands .......3 67-3526 Danny Sawyer .....3 67-3577 Jay Sawyer .........3 67-3941 Man-O-War David Albury... .....3 65-6059Bonefish 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 ODonald 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 ...........365-4261Visitors GuideRestaurants Services Transportation Restaurant Guide Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper (Based on dinner entree range) + Picnic tables & restroom only Provides ride from town Marsh Harbour Anglers.........................$$$.............367-2158 Conch Crawl.....................$.............367-4444 Ginos ...............................$.............367-2002 Golden Grouper................$.............367-2301 Hibiscus Cafe.................$$.............367-2782 Hummingbird..................$$.............367-2922 Jamies Place...................$.............367-2880 Jib Room........................$$.............367-2700 Kentucky Fried Chicken (lunch-5pm)367-2615 Mangoes.......................$$$.............367-2366 Pops Place.......................$.....+....367-3796 Sapodillys.................... $$$.............367-3498 Sea Shells........................$.............367-4460 Snack Shack....................$.....+....367-4005 Snappas...........................$.............367-2278 Subway..............................................367-2798 Wallys...........................$$$.............367-2074 Dundas Town Ambassador Inn...............$.............367-2022 Mother Merles................$$ Hope Town Abaco Inn.....................$$$.............366-0133 Capn Jacks......................$.............366-0247 Harbours Edge............. $$.............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.........................$$$.............365-5143 Orchid Bay.........................................265-5175 Treasure Cay Florences Cafe................$ Coconuts............................ Harbour Cafe....................$.............365-8635 Hudsons Delight..............$.............365-8648 Spinnaker Restaurant...$$$.............365-8469 Touch of Class..............$$$.............365-8195 Travellers Rest..................................365-8654 Green Turtle Cay Bluff House...................$$$.............365-4200 Jolly Roger Bistro...........$$.............365-4200 Green Turtle Club.........$$$.............365-4271 Harveys Island Grill.......$$.............365-4389 Lauras Kitchen...............$$.............365-4287 McIntoshs Restaurant....$$.............365-4625 Plymouth Rock Cafe..........................365-4234 Roosters Rest................$$.............365-4066 Sundowners.......................................365-4060 Wrecking Tree Restaurant Harbour Caf (ferry dock).$.....+....365-8635 Sandy Point Big Js...............................$.............366-4020 Nancys............................... Oeishas.............................................366-4139 Pete & Gays.................$$$.............366-4119 Seaside Inn..................$$$.............366-4120 Rickmon Bonefish Lodge..................366-4477 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 Coopers 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 15 May 06Compliments of The Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone Walkers Cay Walkers 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 Har. 367-2936 Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0250 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024 Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 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 .......................... 367-0169Majors 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 Govt dock thru Dundas Town....................................................$10 + $3 Dove Plaza, Stop Light or Sawyers Market..........$10 + $2 Govt Clinic thru Western Auto ................................$ 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 + $10 Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and: Ab Beach Hotel thru Wallys & Eastern Shore.......$ 2 each Jib Room................................................................ $ 3 each Solomons Super Center ..........................................$5 + $3 Stop Light, Dove Plaza, Govt dock ........................$ 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 dock.....................................$8 + $4 Moxy .......................................................................$18 + $5 Bahamas Star farm ................................................$24 + $5 Sand Banks ............................................................$24 + $5 Joes Creek, Leisure Lee .....................................$44 + $10 Black Wood............................................................ $18 + $5 Fire Road & Coopers 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 Joes 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 Harb. 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 (866-473-3779) from West Palm Beach to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town Ferry to Crown Haven Bus to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh Harbour Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-O-War or Guana Cay


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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 11, JUNE 1st, 2006 Moores Island Band Receives InstrumentsAbaco Police Supplied Instruments for the New BandThe youth of Moores Island involved in a newly formed band were excited to receive band instruments on May 21. A large group o f the Central Abaco Community Youth Band along with police officers and others traveled to their island to present the gifts. Bot h bands are being organized by police officers and both bands marched for the spectators, showing off their newly acquired skills By Mirella Santillo In June 2005 the Abaco Police Community Youth Marching Band was created under the leadership of ASP Wayne Miller, supported by the Director of the Police Band for the Bahamas, Supt. Sylvester George. The band now comprises approximately 38 children ranging age six to teens and two music teachers from Abaco Central High School, Ms. Denise Gadsby and Ms. Tessa Williams-Pantin. On May 21st, 2006, all the band members, smartly dressed, met at Central Abaco Primary School to board the bus which was to take them to Sandy Point. They were going to present to the young people instruments. There were accompanied by parents, friends and supporters. In Sandy Point everyone boarded the Sea Horse IV, a ferry that carried them to Moores Island. Local police officials, such as ASP Miller, Sgt. Cash, Supt. George, who had come from Nassau for the occasion, Mr. Stretch Morley, the Youth Coordinator for Abaco, along with Mr. Roderik Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco, Mr. Gary Sawyer and Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley. The delegation was met on the dock of Please see Moores Island Page 2 Agape Christian School in Marsh Harbour held its fourth commencement service on May 26. The proud graduates are Beth Albury, Matthew Bethel, Lenae Brown, Cecil Grant, Akeva Lightbourne, Myles Roberts, Trenire Wells and Tiffany Williams.Six Graduates Receive DiplomasBy Portia Jonsson Under the theme Beyond Imagination eight graduates of Agape Christian School walked proudly and held their heads high as they received their diplomas on May 26th at New Visions Ministries. Mrs. Cecile Albury, principal, reminded the graduating class that Beyond Imagination is where God takes us when we walk with Him. Thirteen years ago, she said, a dream began with prayer, research, proposals and more prayer. Looking at each of the graduates, Mrs. Albury continued, saying history is being made for Agape Christian School, as they are the largest and most diverse graduating class to grace the hallways with the variation of their personalities, abilities and future. These eight young people have demonstrated how contrast and similarity in Please see School Page 6 Renovations to the Marsh Harbour airport was the main topic at a meeting on May 23 of the Tourism Task Force on airports and transportation. Paving the existing runway at the airport is now scheduled for the cooler weather in October and should be completed in six to eight weeks. During this period the runway will be closed, and all aircraft will be diverted to the Treasure Cay airport 28 miles to the north. This period was selected to cause minimal disruption to the central Abaco business community. Tourism personnel and others at this meeting were concerned with this proposed closure. Tourisms management on Abaco will contact their superiors in Nassau to see if the scope of the project can be revised to avoid closing the airport. The low ridge of hills at the west end of the airport will provide all the necessary Solomons SuperCenter in Marsh Harbour is being acquired by its main retail competitor, Price Right. The employees have been notified of the impending change and there are minor references to the purchase in other newspapers. The Abaco Markets management in Nassau has made various statements in the past about its Marsh Harbour store under-performing for several years. Selling this facility allows Abaco Markets to concentrate on their core Nassau businesses. Price Right had cleared several acres onPrice Right Is Buying Solomons SuperCenter Marsh Harbour Airport Will Close for Six+ Weeks in October Banquet Honours Hubert IngrahamThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, Member of Parliament for North Abaco and former prime minister, was honoured at a banquet on May 27 at Abaco Beach Resort. Three hundred fifty people heartily thanked him with words and gifts for all he has done for Abaco. He is shown here with his wife Delores being congratulated by Anne Albury of Treasure Cay. See story on page 4. Please see Airport Page 26 Please see Price Right Page 26


Page 2 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Steiner H H ouse, T T reasure C C ay R R oad 4 BR,2 1/2 BA $809,000 Royal P P alm 2 BR, 2 BA Marina front condo, fully furnished, with boat slip. Tropical decor $599,000 Helen's P P oint, G G alleon B B ay Waterfront 4 BR,3 BA Home, Sea of Abaco views $1,388,000 Galleon B B ay R R oad Homesit e overlooking Treasure Cay Marina $405,000 Twin P P alms, B B rigantine C C ana l Home, 3 BR 2BA pool and dock $870,000 Early L L ight, R R oyal P P oinciana 2 BR, 2BA Condo on Treasure Cay beach $695,000 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: Hard Bargain by welcomers and by the newly formed Moores Island Youth Band. The two bands, followed by the delegation and the town people, left the dock, playing and marching through the settlement towards the basketball court where the ceremony took place, orchestrated by MC Randy Davis. Everyone stood at attention while the visiting marching band played the National Anthem. Mr. Gary Sawyer, whose company had been a major financial contributor of the bands, exhorted the parents of Moores Island to support their children with this new endeavor: Support your children. They are the future of our country and of your island, he said. He thanked ASP Miller for what he had started. In his address, ASP Miller requested the support of the parents and introduced Supt. Sylvester George, the architect of the best band in the country, the Royal Bahamas Police Marching Band. We need the Moores Island band to grow quickly, he said. He urged them to keep practicing. You get better as you keep practicing. He mentioned that the children or parents will have to pay for the instruments because if you pay for them, youll take better care of them. Administrator Bowe wasvery excited about what was happening in Moores Island. He encouraged the children to study music, but at the same time to keep their school grades up.Keep studying and keep drumming and youll be number one in the world, he urged, reminding them of all the famous singers and musicians who had gained international fame. The guest of honor, Supt. George took the stand, saying how delighted he was to be on Moores Island. He acknowledged, The presentation of the musical instruments to the Moores Island Youth Band is a milestone in the existence of the program. This program has really come a long way. I can remember when it was just an idea on the minds of many concerned residents of this island. Thanks God, today it is a reality, he said. Addressing the youth, he said, Today for the first time you will actually have those instruments in your hands, and I know in your hearts what you are feeling. You are anxious to play them and get some sounds out of them. Youth Bands are very good for any community in that they help create and maintain an atmosphere of harmony among its residents. When a youth band is smartly dressed and marches through a community on any occasion, it draws people together and it is like the glue that keeps the community intact. He, too, urged the parents to support the children and ensure that they attend practice and encouraged all the young persons in the community who are not yet members of the program to come forward and register. He congratulated the instructors and organizers of the program and ASP Miller for his leadership into making the program a reality. The Moores Island Youth Band demonstrated the marching and drill skills they had acquired in barely three weeks of practice under officer Butlers coaching as they performed for the audience. The Moores Island All Age Schools Principal, Mrs. Ruthamae Rolle, who will be in Director of the Band, thanked the delegation and said, I am looking forward to the challenge as she was presented with the musical instruments by Mr. Sawyer, Supt. George and ASP Miller. The ceremony was followed by refreshments and food graciously cooked by the residents of Hard Bargain. Two proud parents of Hard Bargain, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Davis, watched as their two daughters marched in the ceremony. The girls will respectively play the trombone and the flute. A third member of their family is making them proud. Their son, Jackson Davis Jr., who took part in the National Track and Field competitions in Nassau, placed second in the 100m race and second in the relay. Although Moores Island is geographically set apart from the other Abaco islands, it keeps abreast of what is happening on the mainland and plays a very integral role as a member of the Abaco archipelago.Youth Bands Develop Discipline and `Skills Moores IslandFrom Page 1 A large group went to Moores Island to present the band members there with instruments. Some of these included ASP Wayne Miller, Abacos Police Chief and the one who organized the bands, Mrs. Jo-Ann Bradley, volunteer help with the band; Mr. Gary Sawyer, who has donated funding for the instruments; Supt. Sylvester George, Director of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band; Mr. Roderik Bowe, Administrator for South Abaco; and two Moores Island residents. The funeral for Deonte Turek Cedrick Pugh, one year, was held on May 13 at Abaco Youth Ministries in Dundas Town. Pastor Emmit Archer officiated assisted by Min. Milded Ferguson and Elanor Darville; interment was in the Public Cemetery in Dundas Town. He is survived by his mother Cedricka Davis; his father Deon Pugh; brother Deon Albury, grandparents Prescola and Inglis Penn and Janet and Cedric Davis and Remilda Walkes; aunts Olivia Davis, Pandora Greene, Natasha Todd, Wilsha Knowles, Keyshan and Breama, Kira Pugh, Shascar; uncles Jabah, Cedric, Cieon Davis, Perez and Phillio Greene, Jermaine Todd, Andre Price, Deno, Ashley Moss and Ricardo; and many other relatives and friends. The funeral for Rodger Anderson 50, of Dundas Town was held on May 13 at Latter Rain Ministries in Dundas Town. Pastor Alexander Archer officiated assisted by Rev. Jerry Cornish. Interment was in the Dundas Town Public Cemetery. He is survived by his father Reginald Anderson; sisters Estella Deveaux, Fredricka Stuart, Maisie Cartwright, LauraObituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and Friends Obituaries of Family and FriendsAlbury, Vanria Anderson and Brenda Archer; brothers Sidney Deveaux, Tyrone and Jeffrey Anderson; aunts Margaret Lewis, Gwen and Marie Hanna, Catherine Hinsey and Eufenie Coakley; uncle Leroy Pemmy Hanna; brothers-in-law William Albury and Alexander Archer; sister-in-law Caroline Anderson; nieces Patricia, Theresa, Sherelle, Michelle, Brenda, Karen, Natasha, Monique, Sharon, Tiffany, Charmaine, Camille, Stacey, Evanya, Crystal and Jody; nephews Vandyke, Chaz, Desmond, Ricardo, Jason, Cameron, Alex Jr, Herbrell, Kevin, Edwin, Alec, Dwayne, Taj and Jasmine; grandnieces; grandnephews; and many other relatives and friends. Junkanoo Summer FestivalBegins June 9 Goombay Park Marsh Harbour


June 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 RUBYS LOVE #3028 Comfortable 3 bed, 2 bath family home 5 minutes from Treasure Cays 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! Wont 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 neighbourhood. Family room, 2 central A/Cs, 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 WATERFRONT 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 MARSH HARBOUR 10 ACRE PARCEL #3100 This property 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.com6106 B 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 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 Turtles 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 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 t 242.367.5046 c242.359.6216 Lubbers Quarters: 242.366.3143 Laurie.Schreiner@SothebysRealty.comTREASURE CAYStan Sawyer t 242.365.8198 c 242.477.5821 GREEN TURTLE CAY. Waterfront lot overlooking Coco Bays harbour. with a dredged channel to an exisiting dock.. $650,000. #3031 TREASURE CAY. Canal lot on the north side of Galleon Bay Drive overlooking Carleton Point Development. $310,000 #3071 Stan Sawyer: 242.477.5821 BAHAMA CORAL ISLAND. Lot 58, Block 11, Subdivision 1. $24,000. #3351


Page 4 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Aisle of Palm Realty P. O. Box AB 20900 Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas Phone 242-367-0080 Fax 242-367-0081Aisle of Palm RealtyBrent 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 P O Box AB 21027 Marsh Harbour Abaco, Bahamas Ph. 242-367-4962 E-mail: or Leslie Pinder Little Orchard Lovely 3 bed / 2 bath home, furnished, split air a/c units with effiency apt. on the side, great neighbourhood for kids. EXCLUSIVE $315,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO 2 bed downstairs / 2 bath, fully furnished, swimming pool, tennis courts, security. EXCLUSIVE $290,000 Regattas of Abaco CONDO upstairs SOLD High Rock Beautiful home 3 bed / 2 bath, furnished, family room, central air, over 2,000 sq. ft. EXCLUSIVE $710,000 Pelican Shores elevated lot on the harbour. One of the last (Beautiful views) Lots available on Pelican Shores. Can be made into 2 lots. Exclusive Call for Info Marsh Harbour 2 Bed, 1 Bath Home on large lot. Fully furnished. Old Ballpark Rd. EXCULSIVE NEW PRICE $175,000 Don MacKay Blvd. 2 buildings on 2 1/2 acres 1.3 million Exclusive Treasure Cay Carleton Landing Condos on the canal Call for info. Pelican Shores Elevated Lot on the Harbour. Great views Exclusive Call for Info Little Orchard Triplex Two, 1 bed, 1 bath apartments One, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment, central air, fully furnished. Price $440,000 Bahama Palm Shores Lot section 3 UNDER CONTRACT Sweeting Tract Lot 90 x 100 SOLD 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 Dont Have It, We Will Find It!HIGH ROCK 3 bed / 3 bath home, fantastic views of Marsh Harbour, Hope Town and Lubbers Quarters, 2 car carport, central air, beautifully landscaped lot, Exclusive 1.08 acres, 50 ft. above sea level CALL for INFO EXCLUSIVE 15 May 06 A Unisex SalonOfra 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 Abaconians together with supporters from New Providence and Grand Bahama took part in a weekend of celebrations honouring FNM Leader, the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham the highlight being a gala banquet Saturday celebrating Mr. Ingrahams contribution to Abaco and The Bahamas. Nearly 400 persons attended the gala banquet held at the Great Abaco Club in Marsh Harbour on May 27.. Abaconians just wanted to show our gratitude to Mr. Ingraham for all he has done for us and for the country, said Melvern Cornish, one of the weekends organizers. Throughout the evening Mr. Ingraham was showered with gifts and was praised not only through the kind words of various speakers, but also in song by some of Abacos local artists. Mr. Ingraham thanked Abaconians for their unwavering faith in him a faith he credits with making him the person he is today. I am really what you have made me, Abaco, he said to those in attendance. You made me believe that I could be somebody. I am your product; I bear and wear your trademark. Together we have been places and together we have more places to go. Abaco told me I should run for the House; it wasnt me; it grew on me and I came to believe I could do it. Thats how my political career was shaped by ordinary people but very wise people who knew the value of decency, integrity and honesty. You sent me to Parliament. Together weve come far, Abaco. We won the government and we achieved great things forAbaco Honours Hubert IngrahamThe Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham and Mrs. Ingraham on the right were guests of honour at a banquet held at the Abaco Beach Resort on May 27. They are seated next to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sweeting. Mr. Ingraham is MP for North Abaco while Mr. Sweeting is MP for South Abaco. Abaco and for all The Bahamas. We made life better for Bahamians everywhere. I say we because without you, I couldnt have done it. I want to thank you for your abiding faith that I can help to make things better for our country, Mr. Ingraham said. The FNM Leader went on to remind Abaconians and those present about the current state of affairs in the country, and of what they need to do to turn the tide. Abaco we have got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, he urged. Abaco needs improved education and technical and vocational training for our people to ensure that we can man and do Mr. and Mrs. Ingraham were showered with gifts from loyal supporters. On the right is Mrs. Dolly Mills presenting them with another gift of appreciation. Please see Ingraham Page 25


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 5 B MURPHY TOWNThis cute 2 bed, 1 bath home is located on 7 lots. Landscaped property has ample room for expansion or subdivision. #13475Price: $350, SAND BAR AT CHEROKEEGreat potential for expansion, 2 acres of pristine waterfront property small villa & restaurant buildings. Spectacular views. #13088Price: $2,455,000 YELLOWOODExtraordinary hilltop property offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and creeks. Near the Abaco Club. #13474Price: $120,000 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 TOM CURRYS POINTSea to sea 2.68 acres with elevations. One bed, 1 bath home with private boat basin. #13003Price: $1,050,000 CASUARINA POINTWaterfront 4 bed, 2 bath home situated on 120 of sea walled property. Boaters dream. #13312 Price: $590,000 BAHAMA PALM SHORES BEACHFRONT HOMEComfortable island style 3 bedroom, 3 bath beachfront home on one acre of property. Enjoy an afternoon on the deck overlooking the azure blue Atlantic Ocean. #13180 Price: $580,000 TURTLE ROCKSFabulous 1 acre+/beachfront properties with mature coconut trees. Sea of Abaco frontage, peaceful area. #13424$295,000Visit our website today! Dupuch R R eal E E state Marsh Harbour Office POBox AB 20340, Abaco, The Bahamas Tel.: (242) 367-0288 Fax: (242) 367-0289 e-mail: CASUARINA POINT Canal front lot with ocean access in quiet community. Water, electricity, cable and phone ready. Price $95,000 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. Good value lots, fantastic potential for development. Price $169,000 LUBBERS QUARTERS Own a peice of paradise. Two lots located on beautiful, secluded island. Electric/phone available. Each $48,000 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 01 June 06 WATCHING BAYNew development near Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. Ocean access to all lots, utilities are available. #13231Price: $45,000 WATCHING BAY BEACHFRONTOffering 250 feet of Watching Bay shoreline with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean, Cherokee Sound and Winding Bay. 90 foot elevations and 35 foot dunes make this property one of a kind. Eight untouched acres of tropical growth lends itself to the perfect secluded estate. #13482Price: $2,185,000 REDUCED PRICE


Page 6 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 School NewsGods creation can make life interesting, spectacular, energetic and educational. Mrs. Albury described the class of 2006 as beautiful, mischievous, lively, capable, angelic (at times), mysterious, tough and terrific. It is her prayer that they will let God show them what He has for them and let Him carry them beyond their imaginations. In his brief remarks to the graduates, special guest speaker, Mr. Peter Brind, admonished the class to let God do the building in their lives and rejoice in the Lord always. Addressing the graduates career choices teaching, fishing, banking, construction and nursing, Mr. Brind told them that when they soar beyond their imaginations remember that God is able to do more SchoolFrom Page 1 than they can ask or imagine. The evening was filled with tears of joy and numerous trips down memory lane from teachers, graduates and parents. In addition to subject awards, certificates and trophies were awarded for Bible Memory, Perfect Attendance, Honor and Super Honor Rolls, Outstanding Students in Bahamian High Schools, Most Improved and Behavior Honor Roll.Agape Breaks Ground for a GymBy Jennifer Hudson The joy surrounding the groundbreaking service for the Caitlin Grace Albury Gymnasium (Grace Gym) for Agape Christian School was not dampened at all by the torrential downpours of rain on the afternoon of May 7. The programme was scheduled to have been held on the site of the future gymnasium, but due to the inclement weather was held instead in the sanctuary of the Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel which was packed to capacity for the occasion. This was both a memorable and very moving occasion because, not only was there much joy and thankfulness that a gymnasium/auditorium was at last ready to be built on the Agape Christian School grounds, but in the fact that the building is to be named in honour of former student of the school, Caitlin Grace Albury, who sadly lost her life in a plane crash three years ago. Administrator of Agape Christian School, Troy Albury, said that much had already been done during the previous years to prepare for the construction of this gymnasium, but that the groundbreaking is symbolic and the service is being held to ask Gods blessing on the construction itself and the people who are building it. Mr. Albury explained the reason for naming the building the Caitlin Grace Albury Gymnasium, saying, After God called Caitlin home early, her mother requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the school. The naming of the building after her is to both celebrate her life and a new beginning and is especially appropriate, since Caitlins dream was to become a physical education teacher. It must have been very hard for Caitlins mother to get up and speak in front of the congregation as she did. She said, It was a wonderful privilege and I felt compelled to do it. Mrs. Albury spoke very emotionally and from the heart, saying, I am both honoured and overwhelmed that the gym is being named for my daughter. Though it was hard to give up Caitlin, God gave up his Son for us. Through the miracle of grace my heart has been healed, and I have now broken away from the terrible grief I had for three years and can now give thanks always for all things. Though I did not want to thank God at the time for the crash that took Robin and Caitlin, now I am a different woman, more spiritual, and with an intimate relationship with the Lord, which was not there before the crash. Please see School Page 8 On May 7 the adminstration of the Agape Christian School broke ground for a gynasium. It will be named the Caitlin Grace Albury Gymnasium (Grace Gym) in memory of Caitlin who lost her life in a plane crash three years ago. Shown are Mrs Cecile Albury, Principal; Mr. Troy Albury, Administrator; Mrs. Janet Albury, Caitlins Mother; Mr. Keith Stratton; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sawyer; and Pastor David Cartwright.


June 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 $1,100,000Breathtaking 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 June 1, 2006 ... 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 DONT PRO-RATE OUR WARRANTY ARAWAK AGENCYCUSTOMS BROKERS 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 All Pastor David Cartwright spoke of how Sister Janet (Caitlins mother), Keith, her brother, who is on the Board of Deacons, Troy Albury, who is on the Board of Elders, and his wife Cecile, Principal of Agape School, and Kevin and Cathy Sawyer, had been working on putting the plans for this auditorium together for the past 12 years and all are trusting in the Lord for this venture as they trusted in the Lord for the groundbreaking for the school. At the close of this service of hymns and Scripture readings of thanksgiving, a prayer of dedication was offered asking a blessing on the property and the building programme, and prayers were offered for the safety of all concerned in its construction. By this time the rain had ceased and the congregation was able to make its way down the hill to the site of the new gymnasium where the six people who had been instrumental in planning its construction broke ground and Pastor David Cartwright asked the Lords blessing. Following the groundbreaking ceremony the congregation returned to the sanctuary to enjoy a programme performed by the choir and drama club of Agape School. This excellently executed programme portrayed the whole of the Easter story and was previously performed by the students during Easter. The programme opened with some delightful bell-ringing with which the choir accompanied their first song as a prelude to the dramatisation. The actors were very confident and sincere in their portrayal of the characters, and their director Sister Rhonda Bill, a music teacher at the school, is to be commended for her excellent work with the students.St. Francis de SalesTornadoes Compete in NassauThe Tornado Primary Track Team traveled to Nassau for the Annual Archdiocesan Catholic Track and Field Meet held May 2 4. A contingent of 20 athletes competed in a two-day competition against sister schools in various events from ages 7 13. This years team was a young one with most athletes experiencing their first national competition. The athletes who took part were Sheila Martinez, Deanza Cox, Diajha Cox, Parrisia Wallace, Sashoy Campbell, Fieasha Johnson, Delon Edgecombe, SchoolFrom Page 6 More School NewsTysherson Williamson, Shaquille Telci, Abidemi Simon, Johniece Knowles, Hayley Thomas, Natalia Moxey, Christopher Smith, Cameron McIntosh, Malek Diehl, Kadeem Gibbs, Dashane Knowles, Robyn Miller, DAndre Vilmar, Farrah Johnson and Jevaughn Brown. Top Finishers were: 2nd Place:50 M Sprint 9-10 Girls Fieasha Johnson 3rd Place:High Jump Junior Boys Shaquille Telci 3rd Place:Lime and Spoon 9-10 Boys Dashane Knowles 4th Place:High Jump Junior Girls Parrisia Wallace 4th Place:400 M Junior Boys Delon Edgecombe 5th Place:800 M Junior Girls Sheila Martinez 5th Place:50 M Sprint 7-8 Girls Robyn Miller The athletes were accompanied by their coaches, Mr. Shawn Diehl and Mrs. Jessica Brown, as well as by parents. All the athletes gained experience and are looking forward to next years competition. The St. Francis de Sales family is very proud of the athletes. Please see School Page 10 On May 19th a raffle drawing was held at St. Francis de Sales School in Marsh Harbour. The raffle fund raiser was organized by the PTA to aid in the purchase of new computers for the schools computer lab. The lab has computers presently but all are not in good working condition. Each student was given responsibility for one raffle book and was given one free ticket for effort. This was a great event and the PTA as well as the school administrators were very pleased with the amount of money raised. The Tornado Primary Track Team of St. Francis de Sales School competed in a track and field competition in Nassau and came back with many trophies. On Don MacKay Boulevard in MarshHarbour Phone 367-3186


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 9 B Mailin Sands Ph# 242-3672992 Marsh Harbour Chris Farrington Ph# 242-3654695 Green Turtle CayJune 1st, 2006 Lubbers -#5617This lot comprises 10,094 sq.ftand is one lot in from the Sea of Abaco. $110,000.00-Call one of our agents today Claudius Rolle Ph. # 242-367-2992 Marsh Harbour .Lee Pinder Ph .# 242-366-2053 Cherokee Sound NEW LISTINGVacant Lots for Sale BahamaPalm ShoresSeveral lots, approx. in size, $37,000.00 eachCall Mailin (NEW LISTING)Vacant Lot Long BeachCorner Lot, acre in size, access to powder white beach, $55,000.00Call MailinVacant Lots for Sale Green Turtle CayThree 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 ideal 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 ,000.00 Building lot with a shared 100 dock on beautiful Blacksound. Just outside of the settlement and near to beaches at Gillam Bay. $550,000 BAHAMA Palm Shores -#5667This beachfront lot comprises 83,842sq.ft 200 stretches across a powder white sand beach. Electricity and water in place. $600,000.00Call Mailin BAHAMA Palm Shores -#5670 3 bedroom, 4,876 sq ft island home on 2 acre lot with 220 of beachfront, generator and pool. $1,150,000.00Call Mailin YELLOWWOOD -#5427Incomplete 1bed/1bath home comprises 24,621 sq ft. Built of wood & durable cement siding. $150,000.00Call Mailin DOLPHIN Beach Estates, Guana Cay-#5572-2 bed/2bath 768 sq.ft home is fully furnished with appliances, hurricane shutters and a back up generator. $307,000.00-Call Mailin GREEN Turtle Cay-#5532-2 bed/2 bath beach house on Bita Bay features boasts panoramic views of the turquoise ocean. Central A/C, fully equipped kitchen, water maker and more. Great rental history-Call Chris LEISURE Lee. REDUCED! #5366-3 bed, 2-bath home 1,600 sq ft home in quiet neighborhood with extensive wrap around screened in porch and central A/C. Beach access. $325,000.00 Call Mailin Man-OWar Cay # 5509 3 bed/3bath, two story home near Atlantic Ocean. Upstairs loft, 17.5 KW generator, outdoor patios, basement, manicured lawn. $750,000.00-Call Mailin GREEN Turtle Cay#519. Beautiful 5 bed/4 bath luxury home on 2.5 mile sandy beach. Wide wrap around verandas. Colonial influence. Must see! Offered at $2,500,000-Call Chris GREEN Turtle Cay #5347 -An island dream! 2 bed/2 bath beachfront home has a private dock and dredged channel. Offered at $2,300,000.00-Call Chris MANJACK Cay-10 acres with beautiful beachfront at both ends. Protected anchorage on west side. Near Green Turtle Cay. Great development property $2,000,000.00 Yellowwood -#5263-New 2 bed/2 bath cottage on 100 x 150 lot. Laundry room, outside patios, hobby room, central A/C and other appliances included. Close to Cherokee Sound. $195,000 Call MailinREDUCED MAN-OWar Cay#5451-Two cottages, both with 2 beds/2 baths, on 16,000 sq. ft. of waterfront property. 60,000 gallon rain water cistern, generator house and 15KW generator. Endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. $1,100,000.00 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING Galleon Bay, Treasure Cay-Canal front, 122 sea walled, 20,000 sq.ft. $305,000.00Call Claudius NEW LISTING Yellowwood-2H-# 548437,368 sq.ft., 184 on the Atlantic, $275,000.00 -2B-#5492-33,690 sq.ft., $82,000.00 Close to The AbacoClub on Winding Bay and only minutes from Cherokee Sound-Call Mailin Turtle Rocks-Multi family lot, 27,507 sq.ft., power & cable to boundary, beach access,$85,000.00 Call Claudius NEW LISTING


Page 10 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Abaco Agent Hideaway, Great Cistern CayLike new 3/2 masterbuilt waterfront home with 40dock, covered terrace, great 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 15deeded 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. $58,800Bahama Coral IslandNice building site in quiet area close to Marsh Harbour. Good well water. Power nearby. Beach access. Buy to build or invest. $15,000Gumelemi House, Central PinesStylish 3/2 home, high ceilings, carport, laundry room & fenced yard, Borders conservation land, ready for occupancy. $205,000Dundas TownElevated building site with Sea of Abaco view. Located across the street from park and adjacent to all amenitities Great for du/triplex, superb for family home. $58,800Beachfront, Turtle RocksTwo one-acre properties each with 100of beautiful Sea of Abaco frontage. Convenient, quality neighbourhood with protective covenants.Each $208,500Waterway, Sand Bank Creek1 acre with 95Sea 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) 357-6638 Abaco, Bahamaswww.AbacoAgent.comSandra Evans Real Estate Sales Summerwind, Guana CayThe perfect beach house! Simple, casual and carefree. 2/2 plus porches, access to two beaches. Short drive to settlement, rental history. $345,000 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. 16Guana Harbour Grocery The school is very grateful to the many individuals who helped make it possible for the athletes to participate in the meet, including Mr. Andrew Albury, Mr. Robert Sweeting and parents for their generous donations.Abacos Outstanding Sixth Graders Were Recognized NationallyBy Anita Rolle The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation, which recognizes students for excellent academic achievement, leadership ability, campus and community involvement and good citizenship, recently honored several students from Abaco. The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program is a national awards SchoolFrom Page 8 recognition program for sixth graders in The Bahamas and was the idea of Mr. Ricardo P. Deveaux, Distinguished Charter President of the Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council. In November 2005 the Foundation presented each primary school in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands with application packages to nominate students deserving of national recognition as top students in the country. Eighty-two primary schools accepted this opportunity to have their students recognized. This year 158 students were nominated to represent their schools in the 10th annual Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program. These students represented New Providence, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Acklins, Andros, Bimini, Eleuthera, Inagua and Long Island. Students representing Abaco included: Laura Albury, Hope Town Primary School; Aly Boyce, Hope Town Primary School; Ieisha Cornish, Coopers Town Primary; Barbrianna Dawkins, Central Abaco Primary; Tremiece Martin, Central Abaco Primary; Jaleesa Russell, Fox Town Primary; Antwanae Smith, Coopers Town Primary; and Tamerah Rolle, Fox Town Primary. Each applicant was required to submit a completed application form; a 300 word essay on the topic Why I Should Be Chosen Primary School Student of the Year a copy of his report card for the past two years; photos; newspaper clippings, copies of awards and certificates for the past two years; and three letters of recommendation. Since its inception the Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Awards Program has provided recognition for over 500 outstanding students and presented over $70,000 in scholarship and prizes. The 2006 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year overall winner was announced on May 20 at a National Student of the Year Awards Ceremony held at the Diplomat Center. Abaco and the other Family Island students were guests of honor at a medal presentation and reception held at Government House on May 19. The 2006 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year, George Zonicle, a student of Bahamas Academy in New Providence, received a $5,000 scholarship and a new computer. In addition, all the 2006 nominees will share nearly $50,000 in scholarships and prizes. An independent panel of judges headed by His Excellency Dr. Davidson Hepburn, former United Nations Ambassador, reviewed the application packages submitted and determined the overall winner.Two Hope Town Students Are HonoredBy Lindsey Delaplaine The Bahamas Primary School Students of the Year Foundation honored two Hope Town School students this spring. Aly Boyce and Laura Albury were chosen to be More School News SchoolFrom Page 12 Laura Albury and Aly Boyce were honoured by the community of Hope Town for being recognized as outstanding sixth grade students. They traveled to Nassau where it was announced that they placed 12th and 24th in a group of 158 students who were nominated.


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 11 B Abaco Real Estate AgencyAbacos Oldest and Most Experienced Real Estate AgencyTelephone : (242) 367-2719Contact 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: 367-2719 l477-5712P.O.Box AB20404, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas Ph : (242) 367-2719 lFax: (242) 367-2359 l www.abacobahamas.comWATCHING BAY, CHEROKEENew 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 BEACHLots 316 & 418 $50,000 each Lots 408 & 409 $102,000 each or $185,000 for both Lot 13 Beachfront $245,000 YELLOW WOOD CREEK1.17 Acre Hilltop lot Winding Bay Oceanviews $300,000 Gross lGUANA CAY l lGUANA CAYUnique Business Opportunitiesl lHOPE TOWN lLUBBERS lTILLOO CAY lORCHID BAY1.07 acre lot 144waterfront 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, $150,000SEASHORE 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-key. Must be seen to be appreciated. By appointment only. B$2,875,000 Gross. (Exclusive of 1/2 Stamp Tax and Purchases own legal fees)EXCLUSIVE LISTING BYAPPOINTMENT ONLY@ 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 TOWN50waterfront 300deep in Hope Town Harbour on Back Creek $570,000 grossLUBBERS2 acres 115waterfront $600,000 grossNew Abaco Ocean Club LUBBERS Lots 39 & 40 $99,000 gross eachROLLINGHARBOUR22.6 acres with 1320of amazing beachfront. Elevations up to 60, Views rival Winding Bay. Call for information.COMMERCIALLOTnear Spooners Dept. Store $150,000COMMERCIALBUILDINGacross from Golden Grouper $520,000REGATTAS OF ABACO4 2/2 fully furnished $290,000 Units 203, 302, 303 & 503 All $315,000 eachSUNRISE BAYonly 7 lots remain in this beautiful subdivision from $170,000GREAT 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 grossCROSSING BEACH AREA3/4 acre 138waterfront $365,000BUSTIC BAY5 minutes north of Marsh Harbour Two 1/2 acre lots w/ 100waterfront 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, 55,000 gallon cisterns $1,750,000 gross PELICAN SHORES HARBOUR FRONTLot 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 90x 8L shared with an additional 15x 15area 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) UNDER CONTRACT 1 June, 2006


Page 12 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 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. $1,600,000 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. $1,100,000 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. $1,400,000 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 Showing Integrity Every Dayin the top category of 30 to receive a medal, a trophy and scholarships. Laura placed 12th and received a $1,000 scholarship and Aly placed 24th and received $500. Only one other school in the Bahamas had two students selected for this honor. The students were nominated by Principal Candace Key, who put together portfolios for each of them. The girls flew to Nassau with their families and Principal Key the weekend of May 20th for the awards. On Thursday night, at Government House, the Nassau finalists were awarded trophies and medals; Friday night the Family Island students were honored with the same. However, Saturday was the big night when the top 30 students names were announced. There was a lot of nervous anticipation, said Laura. We knew that we were finalists, but neither of us knew if we were in the top thirty. Principal Key said of the night, The whole experience was thrilling. The ceremonies were done so professionally. Going to Nassau, meeting the delegates and ultimately having both girls receive scholarships was the highlight of an already exciting year. When the students returned to Hope Town, they were surprised by a golf cart parade through town honoring their achievements. Both students will be attending Forest Heights Academy next year.Local Teachers attend National Trust Marine WorkshopBy Candace Key Mr. Jim Richards, representing Forest Heights Academy and Friends of the Environment (third row), and Mrs. Candace Key (second row) from Hope Town school, recently traveled to Nassau to attend a marine education workshop sponsored by The Bahamas National Trust and The American Museum of National History. The workshop was supported by the Ministry of Educations Science and Technology Division. The two Abaco educators were joined at the National Trusts Retreat by educators from other islands, Ministry of Education officials, representatives from The Nature Conservancy, the BEST Commission and officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The members worked on critiquing and providing feedback on a soonto-be-published teacher resource manual for teaching grades 2-6 (although material included could be adapted to any level) about marine conservation. The manual titled Treasures in the Sea Our Bahamian Marine Resources uses economically important resources grouper, conch and crawfish in specific lessons to help teachers explain important marine concepts and conservation strategies. The manual has been carefully engineered to complement the Ministrys Primary Science Curriculum with thorough integration throughout all subjects. This Treasure will be a welcome addition to all primary teachers resource material.Interactive Music Workshop SchoolFrom Page 10 Please see School Page 13 More School NewsTeachers from all over The Bahamas gathered in Nassau to work on a manual for teaching marine conservation for students in grades 2-6. Abaco teachers who attended were Mr. Jim Richards and Mrs. Candace Key. Sometimes teachers return to school as students. These Abaco teachers attended a workshop under the direction of Mr. Enzil Cooper, the music teacher at S.C. Bootle High School, who instructed them in how to teach music education to their students. They learned to play instruments that students can use in the classrooms and learned music theory.


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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%closing 2. PALM BAY Townhouse units in protected harbour with boat slips Phase One SOLD OUT Phase Two COMING SOON 3. THE COTTAGES Now the newest oceanfront development on Treasure Cay beach com prising individual luxury units Starting at $650,000 + 14% closing 4. 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MUST SEE. $2,337,000 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 widows 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 Goombay House 2 storey canal front octagon home located on 2 lots (fenced in). Upstairs includes master bed with ensuite bath, den / optional bedroom, guest bedroom, bath, open kitchen / dining / living room, wrap around deck with screened porch. Downstairs storage, parking, workshop / utility. Dock with boat lift. $922,500 GALLEON BAY CANAL / ESTATES Seaductress / Harbours 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 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SchoolFrom Page 12 Please see School Page 16Excites Teachers!By Candace Key This workshop was so lively that even the picture of the school on the cover of the workshop program was dancing and singing a tune! The hall of .St. Andrews Methodist Church in Dundas Town was filled to capacity by teachers anxious to participate in what was billed as An Introduction to Music Education for Primary Teachers The excited presenter, Mr. Enzil Cooper, the music teacher at S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town, wasted no time getting right to the subject. In short order he had the teachers up and parading around the room singing, dancing and laughing out loud. Those attending learned how to instruct students in the use of several instruments, a background in music theory, creating songs, understanding rhythm, vocal lessons and a practicum session in the afternoon. During the workshop teachers learned some very important facts about music. Reports show that children who are exposed to music education and have an interest in that subject have improved test scores in all areas. Other studies show it helps to improve selfesteem and emotional health and helps students better understand other subjects. Music involvement uses a different area of the brain than oral subjects which may help to explain why music students have been shown to attend higher levels of education than students not involved in music. Teachers time is very precious and there never seems to be enough of it. This workshop received high marks in the area of integration. By involving several subjects into one lesson, better use of time is possible. Mr. Cooper gave us lessons to use that took music education information easily into subjects such as social studies, language, spelling writing, math and classroom educational games. Reluctantly, teachers left at the end of the day, sorry to part from such a lively, educational day, yet fueled with knowledge gained from a subject we all had wished we knew more about. It was clearly evident that Mr. Cooper knew his stuff and was capable of imparting it to others, the indelible mark of a great teacher. Teachers who participated were grateful to Mr. Encil Cooper and to the Ministry of Education on Abaco for making the workshop possible.Abaco Central HighStudents Hear about DisciplineBy Mirella Santillo Youth Coordinator, Mr. Stretch Morley, and Pastor Silbert Mills addressed Abaco Central High Schools assembly on May 22 on the subjects of discipline and making the right choices. Mr. Morley talked about discipline and respect for the teachers. Listen to your instructors. He explained how the lack of discipline at school can lead to lack of discipline in life, further leading to the possibility of a life of crime. He warned the students that crime was not something to be More School News


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June 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. Southwind. 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. $925,000#10181. Nestled in the heart of the settlement, this super home is surrounded by lush specimen foliage, a winter garden and well maintained lawns. The main living area on the second story encompasses a wide open living/dining space, 2 bedrooms and one bath. The ground floor features a spacious guest bedroom with its own bath, laundry room and storage area. Wonder panoramic view are awaiting from the widows walk and porches. Constant breezes keep the home cool during even the warmest months. $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 up. 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 up! 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. #10350: Located on Guana Cay this small cottage presents a multitude of opportunities for the imaginative buyer. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, this property could transition well into a vacation rental or second home. Situated in heart of the settlement, cottage is just steps from ferry dock and all amenities and attractions. Add a 2nd story for wonderful views! $160,000. #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 upfor Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. $41,000 each. #10195: One acre Atlantic Ocean front home site adjacent to Orchid Bay. Lovely high rock shore and nice 20plus elevations. Superb views of the coast to north and south and just 150from beach access. Densly vegetated, nature coppice and native trees. License to use area that has been set aside for UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT UNDER OFFER UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE NEW LISTING UNDER CONTRACT NEW PRICE GUANA CAY Email : abaco@bahamasrealty.bsTelephone: (242) 367-3262 lFax (242) 367-3260These offerings are subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawn without notice


Page 16 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Abaco Print ShopAbaco Shopping Centre Monday Friday 9am 5pm Ph: (242) 367-3202 Fax: (242) 367-3201Key Rings, Pens, MugsPlastic Business CardsAdvertising Magnetic LabelsPP PP P ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your ersonalized with Your Business Name Business Name Business Name Business Name Business NameT-Shirts, Caps, Mouse Pads Promotional Items! Come in and see our Catalogs!taken lightly. By choosing that way, you alienate yourself from your friends and society. Do not expect anybody to visit when you are in jail, except perhaps your mother, he said. Following Mr. Morleys speech, Ms. Anita Rolle of Radio Abaco, showed the assembly the reward plaques reserved for the deserving students who went to Nassau to take part in the high school competition. Two students from North Abaco were mentioned as well as Ms. Samantha Pinder from Abaco Central High School who was taking examinations at the time. Pastor Silbert Mills also addressed the students. We are concerned with the young making the wrong choices and not being disciplined, he said. Today we want to reflect on two basic principles of life: right and wrong. Quoting the Bible, Proverbs, Chapter 14, verse 12: There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death, he warned the young people about choosing the wrong way. Explaining the motto chosen for this youth month: Empowering youth for the eradication of poverty and AIDS he said, When we say we empower you, we mean we give you the right tools to resolve problems and to go ahead. As long as you are alive, you will face problems. He deplored the fact that young people are being so destructive these days, many of them making the wrong choices.When you make the wrong choice you have to face the consequences. Through my lifes travels, he continued, I came to the conclusion that the best way is the way of God. He then approached the subject of sex and AIDS and warned them. If you are not careful, your names will be on the Thursday papers obituary column. He reprimanded two unruly students, having them stand on the stage with their back to the audience. Ms. Samantha Evans, the Youth Councils secretary for Central Abaco, praised the students who went to Nassau and reminded the assembly that scholarships usually accompany graduating with honors.Three Male Students Received Top HonorsBy Samantha V. Evans Over the weekend of May 19th, three male students were honored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at Government House in Nassau. The students were Jude Vilma, Head Boy of Abaco Central High School, Romeko McIntosh, Deputy Head Boy, and Jamal Wells, Head Boy of S.C. Bootle High School in Coopers Town. The theme for this year was Young Men: Soaring For New Heights Against All Odds The top male students from high schools across the Bahamas met at The College of the Bahamas on Saturday morning to sit a General Knowledge exam. The three top students received scholarships at the Honors Day Convocation held on Sunday. On Sunday morning, the students gathered at St. Matthews Church for a church service after which they met at Government House for the Convocation. The top male students were honored in the areas of Family Island Scholar, Salutatorian and Valedictorian for 2006. All students received trophies and the top students received scholarships from Nassau Underwriters, Cole Albury Insurance, BEC, J.P. Morgan Trust Bahamas and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The top awards were won by Grand Bahamas, St. Andrewss and St. Augustines students respectively. The guest speaker for this event was Dr. Valentines Grimes II, who received the Valedictorian Award in 1988. He told the students not to get corky because they have received this top honor. It is important that they remain focused so they need to find someone to help steer them towards their dreams. He told them that he had to work harder after high school to get where he is today. Graduation is not the end for them but the beginning. He encouraged them to listen to wise counsel especially from persons who went before them like Dr. Martin Luther King and Sir Lynden Pindling. He reminded them that knowing the history and struggles of their forefathers is very important. He enMore School News SchoolFrom Page 17 Please see School Page 13 Three high school boys were honoured by a fraternity in Nassau for being outstanding students. They are Jamal Wells, Jude VIlma and Romeko McIntosh. Jamal and Romeko are students at S.C. 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June 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, BRI Broker -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. 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"Eastern Harbour" Under Contract Great Guana Cay Dolphin Beach Estates Beachfront Building Site 36,839 s.f. 0.845 Acre 65' Beach Frontage Good Elevation Superb Ocean Views Lush Native Vegetation #AS10575 $545,500. "Lost Shaker" NEW NEW WEBSITE 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 J & J ELECTRICBILL 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: couraged them to learn about the history of The Bahamas so that they will be aware of the legacy they have to follow. Dr. Grimes is an orthopedic and spine surgeon. He is also a fraternity member. A reception followed at Government House. Even though the students who represented Abaco did not win the top three awards, they are to be commended because they are the top male students at their respective schools. It is important that we honor students when they do well. It is hoped that their schools will honor them in a special way.Youth Lead Clean up CampaignBy Samantha V. Evans On May 20th young people from across Central Abaco met at the Ambassador Inn to begin cleaning up Murphy and Dundas Town. Both the front and back roads were cleaned. A team began cleaning at the junction of Murphy Town and the other team started at Ambassador Inn. Both teams worked until they met each other. They cleaned the streets, side walks, the park and the vacant lots. The students were accompanied by Central Abaco Youth Council Members and Urban Renewal Task Force Police Officers. Other departments and schools represented were Ministry of Youth, Youth in Action Group, Urban Renewal Office, Wesley College, a student from St. Francis and one from Central Abaco Primary School. Abaco Central Boys Club members showed up in full force and joined the clean-up campaign. There were 54 males and 2 females present. Ms. Elaine Martinborough of Urban Renewal arranged for a truck from the Ministry of Works to collect the trash. Thirty-seven large bags of trash were collected. Once the clean up was done, the group met at Ocean View Park. More School News SchoolFrom Page 18 Please see School Page 16 Cpl. Minnis, third from right, is with Mr. Hiram and Mrs. Vernetta Davis of Dundas Town. They were the first recipients of the Senior Citizen Yard Cleaning Program, a program of the Boys Club of Abaco Central High School, a behavioural class to assist male students. Three of the students are on the left.


Page 18 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 This event was organized by Ms. Martinborough in conjunction with the Central Abaco Youth Council.Pastor Mills Speaks at Abaco Central HighBy Samantha V. Evans On May 22nd Pastor Silbert Mills spoke to the student body of Abaco Central High School telling them that many youth are making wrong choices and that this shows that they are undisciplined. He stated that as long as they live they will be met with challenges. The only people who are without problems are dead. They need to ensure that they are equipped with the right tools for the job. Youth today are being disruptive. This type of behavior will only lead to death. He stated that once they have a criminal record that their travel privileges to the United States will be taken away. No longer will they enjoy the freedom to leave the country and travel. Hence, choosing wrong will destroy their future. He reminded them that the country needs them to take the place of the adults who are working today. One day he will be dead and gone so it is important that they get a good education so that they can take his place. He stated that the only way to ensure that they make right choices is to do things Gods way. No matter what needs to be done or where you have to go, you need God. He concluded by saying that there is a right and wrong way to live so it is important that they consider the things that they are doing wrong and change them so that they can have a future that is blessed. Also present for the Assembly was Anita Rolle and Mr. Ishmael Morley from Central Abaco Youth Council Board. Mr. Morley encouraged the students to pay attention to detail and make the best of their high school years. He told them to listen to their instructors at school because they are trying to help them prepare for life.High School Students Debate on Radio AbacoBy Samantha V. Evans The Youth Council from Central and North Abaco banded together to prepare four young people to visit Radio Abaco to debate the theme for youth month Empowering Youth for the Eradication of Poverty, HIV/AIDS, and Crime Present for the one hour talk show were Clarice Young, an eleventh grade student from S.C. Bootle, Colton Russell, a senior student at S.C. Bootle, Kettlyne Durosca, Head Girl at S.C. Bootle, and Samantha Pinder, Head Girl at Abaco Central. Accompanying the students from the North was Mr. Freddie McIntosh, Chairman of the Youth Council Board for the North, and representing Central Abaco Youth Council Board was Ms. Samantha V. Evans, Secretary, and Mr. Stretch Morley, Youth Coordinator for Abaco. Two of the students read their essay which were very frank and on point. It was clear that they did a lot of research before writing. Colton began by saying that in order to eradicate poverty, HIV/AIDS and crime, we need to first eradicate ignorance. It appears as if we are living in a country where a good number of the youth seem oblivious to the dangers of poverty, HIV/ AIDS and crime. And for this reason, there is a surplus of youth living with either HIV/ AIDS, in poverty or engaged in criminal activity. More School News SchoolFrom Page 19 Please see School Page 17 Pastor Silbert Mills spoke to the students of Abaco Central High School about the importance of making good decisions and the danger of making bad decisions which can follow you for the rest of your life. This program was part of the Youth Month activities organized by the Central Abaco Youth Council. These students of Central Abaco Primary were awarded Student of the Month for March 2006. Every month the school rewards its students for their academic achievements, good behaviour, good deeds at school, attendence and class participation. Congratulations, students, and keep up the good work


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 19 B MMV Sothebys International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Street in Saintes-Maries, used with permission. Soth ebys International Realty is a licensed trademark to Sothebys International Realty Affiliates, Inc. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity .Kerry Sullivan t 242.366.0163 f 242.366.0164 Hope Town, Elbow Cay Abaco, Bahamas Kerry.Sullivan@SothebysRealty.comm Top Company ProducerDear Kerry You rank as the best real estate agent I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. You are fast, factual and you know your stuff. Again many thanks. Ian Wheatley U.K. Abaco Agent Well-situated waterfront home. Pleasant neighbourhood with other corporate families. 3 bedrooms,2 1/2baths, large living room, eat-in chefs kitchen, separate dining room, 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 Light Impressions Tile OutletNew Arrivals in Stock NOW!Keep Your House Clean, Cool & Comfortably Stylish With Todays 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 More School News SchoolFrom Page 20 Please see School Page 18 He added that the first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in The Bahamas in August in 1985 when antibody testing became available. Other factors that contributed to the spread of this disease in the early years were crack cocaine, multiple partners and addicted persons using dirty needles. Adolescents and young people account for the fastest growing group of new HIV infections. He talked about the increase in crime amongst juveniles and the fact that most of them are committed by males. For those young people who insist on getting involved in criminal activity instead of getting an education, there are Juvenile Remand Centers where they can be sent Simpson Penn and Willa Mae Pratt Schools. Samantha Pinder added that young people have an opportunity to make a positive difference and make The Bahamas a better place. She stated that the youth are the future and we have an obligation to educate our peers about the dangers of engaging in criminal and sexual activities. She added that poverty in The Bahamas is not as serious as in other countries. But if we continue to ignore this problem, then we will see a major increase in the number of people in our country who live in poverty. She stated that the solution to this problem is not a difficult one. In fact, all we have to do is to help those persons who live in poverty by ensuring that we have sufficient shelters for them to live in and equip them with skills so that they can get a job that will stabilize them financially. She ended by saying that crime is everywhere in The Bahamas and has taken a turn for the worse on Abaco. It is important to educate young people about the consequences of their actions with hopes that they will make better decisions. She stressed the importance of schools having programs that can assist young people by teaching them new skills that can properly prepare them for the future. After this the four students engaged in dialogue and spoke of the reality of HIV/ AIDS, poverty and crime where youth on Abaco are concerned. They stated that youth here are for the most part out of control and many of them are controlling the parents rather than the parents raising the children. Clarice stated that parents need to be role models for their children and stop trying to be their childrens friend. They need to focus on setting good examples and stop competing with their children. Kettlyne stated that young people need to take their education seriously because they will need it to have a successful life. Samantha is concerned by the number of youth who are out of control and thanked her parents for always encouraging her to pursue her dreams. Colton feels that this experience has had a positive effect on his life and looks forward to influencing his peers and helping them to follow their dreams. It was evident that this group of young people is focused as a result of the positive influence of their parents and other relatives. They encouraged their peers to help each other out and to not be selfish, to focus on learning and not boyfriends or girlfriends and, finally, to put God first.Senior Trains to Become an Executive ChefBy Samantha V. Evans Richardson Pata is a senior student at Abaco Central High School whose goal in life is to become an executive chef. He has a passion for cooking that started as a child. He believes that his dream can be achieved as long as he works hard at it. To him the sky is the limit. He has had a lot of exposure to cooking as he is presently employed at Abaco Inn in Hope Town where he is a Sushi Chef. He has attended a number of These students of Central Abaco Primary were awarded Student of the Month for April 2006. Congratulations, students. Richardson Pata


Page 20 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass Company Abaco Glass CompanyWindow Glass Cut and Installed Screens Made and Repaired Commercial Store Fronts Installed and ReplacedYale WindowsIn Marsh Harbour on Don MacKay Blvd. 367-2442 Atlantic Water Front Exclusive over 2 acres, over 350 frontage, overlooking Winding Bay Beach, breathtaking view of Atlantic. Can be subdivided. $625,000 Business for Sale Exclusive excellent location, great income provider, Marsh Harbour area. Call for details. Boat Slip with Hill Top Lot, Near Aunt Pats Bay. Ocean and White Sound harbour views. $355,000 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) training sessions at Winding Bay and Mangoes Restaurant. He stated that Mr. Sam, an executive chef, trained him to become a sushi chef by working with him at the Abaco Inn. At Mangoes he learned how to cook different kinds of dishes by working different stations. Lisa Scott stated that for a young man not yet in the career field, they found Richardson to be very knowledgeable and teachable. She was so impressed with him that she stated that if he was in the job market, they would have hired him based on his performance. He is to be commended for receiving such high praises especially since he is still in high school. Richardson has great leadership skills on the job as well as off as he was a Police Cadet in Freeport, a JROTC in North Miami Beach, and is now a Police Volunteer in Hope Town. When he is not cooking, he is playing football. He is very skilled on the computer as well. Richardson plans to attend The College of the Bahamas in Freeport in September to study culinary arts. After completing his degree there, he plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America in New York. His ultimate goal is to own his own business one day. He realizes that his life could have taken a different turn a few years ago but attributes his present success to his mother who has encouraged him never to give up, to Mr. Euthal Green, Abaco Central High School principal who gave him a second chance, his teacher Mrs. Chu for encouraging him, and to the counselor Ms. Evans, who through her constant talks with him and exposing him to new things, helped him to see that his goals can be achieved if you believes in yourself. Other persons who have supported this dream are Mr. Davie Sands, who taught him about cooking initially, and Mr. Norris of Munchies in Hope Town.Central Abaco Primary Students Go on a Field TripBy Ms. Owen, Ms. Wallace and Ms. Kemp The Rockers, Grade 2 students from Central Abaco Primary School, soared throughout the Abaco community as they launched their social studies expedition that was out of this world. Do you know that Abaco has a community of helpers that possess a wealth of knowledge and information? These community helpers are readily willing to share information with students. For that reason, students of Grade 2 at the Central Abaco Primary School grasped the opportunity to meet these vibrant, helpful and friendly community helpers. On March 29 about 70 students and their teachers ventured out on a social studies field trip. The theme for the trip was People who help us in our community The students visited the Auskell Medical Centre where they were warmly greeted by Mrs. Angie Collie. She introduced the stuMore School News SchoolFrom Page 19 Please see School Page 21 Second grade students of Central Abaco Primary visited with various community members to see how they help our community. They visited the Auskell Clinic in Marsh Harbour where Dr. Francis Biney talked with them.


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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 (Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) and large shopping malls in the area. Our beaches offer great surfing, swimming and the fishins good too! Were only minutes away from the Space center and Port Canaveral with cruise ships to all over the Caribbean and beyond. If youd like to chat about real estate opportunities in Floridas SECRET Community, call (TOLLFREE) or email me at your convenience. By the way, Im 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 : dents to other staff members and then gave them a brief history of the clinic. The students were taken on a tour of the facilities and shown the X-ray room, the eye examination room, as well as many different pieces of medical equipments. The students were ecstatic. The students bid their farewells and said thank you and were off. There next stop was the Customs Department and Immigration Department. They were given a tour of the Customs building by Mr. Gary Smith, Superintendent of Customs for Abaco. He gave the students much food for thought as he explained to them how important customs is to the economy of The Bahamas. Mr. Smith told the students by collecting taxes, the government is able to pave roads, pay salaries and help communities. The students then went to visit the Marsh Harbour Police Station. They were given a brief tour by Cpl. Minnis and P/C Ellis. Cpl. Minnis spoke to the students about the importance of a good education and keeping away from gangs and drugs. The students were given a special treat when he took them to meet the two police dogs, Bob and Kado. After bidding farewell, the students were off to lunch. While enjoying the delicious Kentucky Fried Chicken at the Crossing Beach, the students met Mr. Terrance Davis, a local fisherman. He told the students how important fishing is to the economy of The Bahamas. He showed the students his fishing gear and explained to them how to use the rods for fly fishing. The last stop for the day was at Abaco Air. There they met Capt. Edrick Symonnette, who carried them on a tour of the airport facilities. He spoke to them about airport and flight safety. Needless to say, the field trip was successful. The teachers and students enjoyed themselves. The venture was a wonderful learning experience.A Wonderful SurpriseBy Mary Balzac We stand to applaud these children who are putting on a program to honor young authors from primary schools throughout The Bahamas whose stories, poems and skits are included in the newly published book Around the Archipelago a book of Bahamian student writings. Proudly we clap for all the children and especially for our Abaco students, Moores Island All Age Schools Sasha More School News SchoolFrom Page 20 Please see School Page 22 "One Bedroom Mariners Cove"(Ref #455) 1 bed, 1 bath fully furnished ground floor poolside unit. Mariners Cove offers pool, tennis courts, laundry facilities, on site management, good rental potential. Price $200,000."One Bedroom Mariners 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 Lot(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.Rocks Cleft(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 Property(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:Turtles Rock(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 Lots(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 Acreage(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 Parcels(Ref#299) Large waterfront lot(s) in new Split Rocks 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 Lot(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 Residential Lot(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. $4,900,000."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 House(Ref #350) Fabulous 2 storey 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath, fully furnished, plus efficiency, pool, 80' beach frontage, recently renovated $2,300,000.Oceana(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."Harbours 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 Mariners 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 Mariners 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 June, 2006


Page 22 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 We, atC oconut Telegraphs (C ocotels)wish to offer our valued loyal customers a heartfelt Thank You for being with us during all the problems we have experienced over the past two years. These unavoidable problems were caused by natural disasters; hurricanes, lightning and the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Sinclair Fredericks. Those dark days are now behind us and we look forward to a continued and mutually beneficial relationship from hereon in. Again Thank You. Thank You 1. Carnival Cruise Line Cruise for Two Shalisa Burrows, #108585 2. Yellow Air Taxi 2 RT Tickets Mary Star of the Sea, # 8172 3. Anonymous 1 RT Ticket to Fort LauderdaleEula Pinder, #12301 4. First Caribbean Bank $200 Bank Account Deanza Cox, # 4081 5. Abaco Air 2 RT Tickets Shonte Rolle, # 8375 6. Regional Air 1 RT Ticket to Freeport Thomas Pinder, # 3098 7. Treasure Cay Limited Lunch for Four Phi Roberts, # 6159 8. Abaco Gold Gold Charm Vanessa Johnson, #16296 9. Abacom 1 Computer Desk Jill Albury, # 9442 10. Shirley Enterprise 1 Lawn Mower The Wilmores, #11165 11. Wood You $100 Gift Certificate Dana Malone, #10915 12. Natural You $100 Gift Certificate Jesse Sands, #11336 13. Anonymous 1 Vacuum Cleaner Paulette Albury, #11900 14. Abaco Hardware 1 Pot Set Mary Star of the Sea, # 8128 15. Fine Living 1 Lamp Vashti Poitier, #11522 16. Wallys Lunch for Two Johnsika Curry, # 6509 17. Price Right $50 Gift Certificate Merrit Storr, # 9873 18. Price Right $50 Gift Certificate Mary Star of the Sea, # 8318 19. Winn Dixie, Freeport $50 Gift CertificateJuliet Mackey, #11356 20. City Market, Nassau $50 Gift CertificateRickanta Smith, # 1938 If you have one of the winning number, please contact the school to redeem your prize.A special thank you is extended to all of the companies and individuals who donated prizes.Raffle Winners St. Francis de Sales School Davis and Kerianm Stuart and Hope Town Primary Schools Laura Albury and Aly Boyce. Laura Albury and her mother, Mrs. Christine Albury, Aly and her mother and father, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Boyce, Mrs. Candace Key, Principal of Hope Town Primary, Mrs. Carol Beachy, school volunteer, and I, Mary Balzac, Alys grandmother, catch the Bahamasair flight to Nassau. We are to attend something, but we dont know what. All we know from Mrs. Key is that we will be thrilled. Obviously, this has to do with Laura and Aly, but what? Mrs. Key has kept the secret of our childrens writings being accepted in the book for nearly a year while it was being finalized and published. We go to the Center for Performing Arts. We read the program, now knowing a book has been published with writings of primary school students from around the archipelago. The program includes a rake and scrape band dances, a skit, a rap, all dancing to or acting out a passage from the book, all done by primary school students other than a short address from the publisher from England and remarks by the Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Education, Science, and Technology. We are all especially proud of the final student presentation, Laura Albury doing a live reading that she had only practiced twice. She receives a standing ovation as she officially presents a copy of the book to Mr. Alfred Sears. We happily fly home to Abaco, landing after dark. Mrs. Key mentions to the pilot that this is the first time ever that she has landed in Marsh Harbour after dark. The pilots response, Me, too. A very late ferry ride home and soon gratefully to bed after a very long day with wonderful memories of a special program put on by Bahamian primary students, and especially sharing Alys and Lauras moment of becoming published authors in a lovely new book.Student Wins SilverBlair Johnson won the Silver Medal in the 1200 meter race in Nassau last week. She was one of about 1500-2000 kids competing in the 25th Annual Primary Schools Track and Field Nationals. There were over 45 schools participating. She also ran in the 400 meter race and placed 3rd in her heat and the 4x400 relay, placing first in their heat. Blair is very proud of her accomplishment and is ready to train harder to start winning gold. Blair won first place in the 400 meter and 1200 meter races in the Abaco compeitions. School From Page 21 Seventy-five staff members received certificates of completion for Dr. Samuel Heasties training course FACE at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. The award ceremony was held on May 17 at the Clubhouse at the Abaco Club with many employees from various departments in attendance. In its continued effort to provide firstclass customer service, the Abaco Club on Winding Bay, invited Dr. Samuel Heastie to conduct a three-day training course for its employees. This training course is one of many courses provided to employees at the Abaco Club to better equip them with the necessary tools needed to meet the high standard and top-quality service that the Abaco Club provides for its top-notch clients. The Abaco Club is now in partnership with the Ritz Carlton, which is owned by Marriott; therefore all employees must be able to perform their job at an even higher standard than before. Hence, the intensive training of FACE was conducted to improve customer service. The acronym FACE stands for Focus. Attend. Combine. Engage, and it is a customer care module that is designed to help individuals in the hospitality industry learn how to improve overall customer care particularly by focusing on how to remember names and faces. One of the hot items in the hospitality industry currently is the term name recognition. FACE moves name recognition beyond just calling someone by their name when you read it on a credit card or because you see it on a reservation form, but it moves it to the next level. It helps individuals understand what memory is and how it works so that even when you do not have the persons name in front of you, you would have gotten it at an earlier time. So whenever you see their face you are able now to recall their name. This gives quality customer care a completely different feature, stated Dr. Heastie. Dr. Heastie has over 20 years of experience in field of psychology and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He maintains that the words of his father, Think not just of the invention, think of being the inventor was instrumental with his formulating this training program. FACE, a unique approach to customer care, came into effect in summer of 2004. Since then, Dr. Heastie has trained 1100 employees from Atlantis and the One and Only Ocean Club, trained employees at the Grayclift Hotel and Restaurant, Green Turtle Club, the Abaco Club and more currently the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Mr. Stone McEwan, Mrs. Bernadette Hepburn as well as Mr. Freddie Munnings were the key persons involved in getting Dr. Heastie to the Abaco Club. Brief remarks were given by Ms. Gina Guttuso; Ms. Bernadette Harding from the Ministry of Tourism; and Mr. Rudolph Smith, Ministry of Education Superintendent for Abaco. Abaco Club employees received training in giving good service. On May 17 they were recognized with certificates that they had completed the FACE course offered by Dr. Samuel Heastie, who is shown in the center of the front row. At the far left in the front row is Bernadette Harding of the Ministry of Tourism and second from right in front row is Rudolph Smith, Abacos Superintendent with the Ministry of Education.Abaco Club Staff Takes Service Course Blair Johnson


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 23 B OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER OCEAN BLUE PROPER TIESTIES TIESTIES 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: NEW 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. A/C throughout. 173 ft. of water front. Approximately one-half acre. Private 120 ft. dock with 6 ft. draft at low tide. $1.5 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 homeowners use. A/C throughout. Large laundry room. Enclosed porch plus deck. Telephone. Covered parking shelter. Stand-by generator can run whole house. B$485,000 including closing costs. 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. Caretakers 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. Beach front parcel under contract 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) NEW LISTING! 15,870 sq. ft. lot with view of and access to Atlantic Ocean Beach. Just steps away from beautiful Bight O Bay Beach cove. Near public dock and the historic town of New Plymouth. $250,000 inclusive of all closing costs. NEW LISTING! 80 feet of beachfront on north end of Bight O Bay. 174' deep. One-third acre. Gorgeous beach cove lot with stunning views of Atlantic Ocean. $620,000 (all closing costs included) 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. 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. 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. 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: Lot 5 Coco Bay Business project with four lots SOLD: Gillam Bay House Deck House Tipsy Turtle Plovers Nest parcel at the North End UNDER CONTRACT By Liann Key Kaighin The venue for this years memorial tribute to Mr. Homer Lowe was sailed on a beautiful sunny day in Marsh Harbour, with the gracious use of Snappas as base for pit stops, liquid fuel and carb loading. This sixteenth annual memorial regatta was also the first in which two classes of sailboats were raced. Sunfish has long been the boat of choice for the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club. This years event saw the Optimist class represented by two boats, alongside the larger sunfish, to everyones delight. With the knowledge that the Hope Town Sailing Club has engaged a vibrant junior sailing program with the Optimist class, the MHSC looks forward to next year and a much larger fleet of Optis on the line to compliment the Sunfish. Sixteen sailors participated in the one day sail fest, with ages ranging from four years old to the over 65. Sailors traveled from Nassau, Hope Town, and California, USA, as well as entrants from Marsh Harbour. The six races were sailed weaving through anchored boats in the harbour, mostly with well wishes given by the on-lookers. There were a few worried boaters unfamiliar with the skill and prowess of world class Bahamian sailors, some of whom were judging their tacks with fine line precision. The entire six races were sailed with no protests lodged or brushes with any spectator boats. All in all, it was a very civilized event by the rules of the day. The winds remained light and in some races, almost calm throughout the day. Lunch was enjoyed by all at Snappas, and the sailors were already asking if the races would be held in the harbour next year. The Race Committee was skillfully handled by Mr. Thierry Huguenin of Nassau, along with the able assistance of George and Sue Holloway of the Hope Town Sailing Club, Mrs. Lynn Key of Marsh Harbour, and Shelley Lightbourne and Francisco deCardenas of Nassau. With the one minute rule in effect for all races, every start was a clean one, with no boats over the line early. This made for a very happy race committee. Races were won by Lori Lowe, Jim Kaighin, and Donnie Martinborough. With Donnie having four firsts, he was unbeatable, and he captured his sixth Homer Lowe Memorial title. The trophy presentation was held at Snappas during the dinner hour, and was attended by a large crowd. The trophies were representative of Abaco, with photographs of the Bahama parrot by local artist Tuppy Weatherford. All participants were proud to pose alongside Mr. Homer Lowes wife, Mrs. Sadie Lowe, who was on hand to award the prizes. Also in attendance at this 16th Annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta were three more generations of the Homer Lowe family, Mr. Jimmie Lowe, Mr. Jodi Lowe, and Master Ethan Lowe, sure to be an up and coming Optimist sailor in a few more years, at least when his teeth come in. Thanks go to Snappas for allowing the use of their water front facility, and also to Island Delight Ltd for provisions of ice and drinks on the race course for the sailors and race committee. The next big calendar event for Sunfish will be the Bahamas Sunfish Nationals, scheduled for August 26 and 27, 2006 at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Exuma Islands. Any Bahamian Sunfish fleet member is eligible to sail in this regatta which will be the qualifier for the Sunfish Worlds to be held in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, later in the year. Any interested persons are welcomed to contact Mr. Jim Kaighin for more information regarding this Sunfish event, information on how to become a member of the Bahamian Sunfish class, or for information on the RC Laser class also sailed by the Marsh Harbour Sailing Club. 367-3086(w)Sailing Traditions Are Maintained Please see Sailing Page 25 The 16th annual Homer Lowe Memorial Regatta was held in the harbour off Snappas Bar and Grill. This year Sunfish dominated the races but there were also two Optimists competing. Sixteen competitors enjoyed two days of racing which included six races. The champion was Donnie Martinborough from Nassau who is frequently the overall winner.


Page 24 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 You can now find your favourite newspaperThe Tribuneand 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 VERNONS GROCERY HOPE TOWN BAHAMAS FAMILY MARKET K & S AUTO SERVICE LTD SOLOMONS SUPERCENTER LOWES FOOD STORE GREEN TURTLE CAY SEA SPRAY RESORT AND MARINA Nassau and Bahama Islands Leading Newspaper ABAB ABAB AB AA AA A COCO COCO CORealty Company Adds AgentsColdwell Banker Lightbon Realty has expanded its sales force to Cherokee Sound and appointed a new agent to its Marsh Harbour office. Mike Lightbourn, company president, announced the appointment of Lee Pinder as an agent in Cherokee Sound and Claudius Rolle, a CPA, as an agent in Marsh Harbour. This doubles the number of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty agents on Abaco to four. Mrs. Pinder moved to The Bahamas many years ago to manage an offshore bank, living first in Nassau before moving to Freeport. In 1985 she moved with her husband, Dan, to his birthplace where they made Cherokee Sound their home. The Pinders helped restore the hurricane-damaged long dock to its original length of 780 feet and helped raise funds to restore and turn the old schoolhouse into a community centre. Mrs. Pinder is a contributing writer for The Abaconian newspaper and a member of the local Methodist Church. I think Lee is a wonderful addition in Abaco. She has always been a communityminded person who has gladly pitched in and helped wherever there was a need. Her new career in real estate is an extension of what shes been doing for many years, Mr. Lightbourn said. Mrs. Pinder will work out of her home office in Cherokee. Mr. Rolle, a CPA for 17 years, comes Lee Pinder Claudius Rolle Jennifer Sawyer from a family with an entrepreneurial spirit. His parents started a farm and profits from the sale of produce paid for their childrens education. In selling farm produce, Mr Rolle developed a passion for sales. Although the number of realty agents has increased significantly on Abaco, he is optimistic because success in this business comes from hard work and referrals from friends, family and associates. I believe there is a market niche in the real estate market in Abaco that I can fill with perseverance. Mr. Rolle is president of the Pilot Club of Abaco and is a member of the Abaco Chamber of Commerce. Claudius is one of the most outgoing people I have known, Mr. Lightbourn continued. He has a wonderful personality and enjoys helping people. Hes a natural for the real estate business. Mr. Rolle will join Mailin Sands in the Marsh Harbour office. The fourth Abaco agent, Chris Farrington, the companys second top producer in 2005, is based at Coldwell Bankers office in Green Turtle Cay. Lightbourn Realty is part of one of the oldest and most highly respected real estate franchise networks headquartered in the United States. Mike Lightbourn, a former Member of Parliament for Abaco, has been a broker and appraiser for 40 years. Lightbourn Realty has offices in Nassau, Abaco, Bimini, Harbour Island and Exuma People in the Newsand sales reps in the Berry Islands and Eleuthera.Student Awarded ScholarshipAnother Abaco student, Amanda Sawyer, was awarded a Reuter Scholarship from Florida Southern College. This scholarship rewards students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and have the potential to represent the best in the liberal arts tradition. Amanda is a senior with a psychology major and is the daughter of Trevor and Jennifer Sawyer of Cherokee Sound. Congratulations to Amanda.Two Students Receive DegreesTwo students from Abaco graduated with a bachelors degree from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Erika Kristin Lowe received her diploma with a major in sociology and psychology. She is the daughter of Scott and Myrtie Lowe of Green Turtle Cay. Jamie Jorday Benjamin received her degree in elementary education and is the daughter of Derek and Terry Benjamin of Marsh Harbour.Road Has Been BulldozedPart of the water front road connecting Calcutta to the Stede Bonnet road in Marsh Harbour has been bulldozed. A nearby property owner claims to own water front land there and is upset that the road passes through his property. The road has been in use and is on land plats going back to 1925. About 400 feet that was bulldozed had been paved a few years ago. The rest was not paved perhaps a quarter of a mile. Legal advice is being sought from the Attorney Generals office. It is now passable only with a very substantial vehicle. They Say...It Takes a Village to Raise a Child Do You Have Room For One More?On Abaco, short-term foster parents are urgently needed for children in crisis. Some children are victims of physical or sexual abuse, some have been mentally or emotionally damaged, some have lost their parents, and some are just lost If you are able to open your home, short term or long term, or if you cant open your home but are willing to open your wallet with adonation to help one of these children, please call theDepartment of Social Services, at 367-2246 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


June 1, 2006 The Abaconian Page 25 B Affordable Reliable200-800 GPD SC Compact 1000-1500 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) 489-0852 www.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 PROPERTYBAHAMAS 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 Guana Cay 2 bed apt. $1000/ mo, furnished, no pets. Also new vacation rental $900/ wk. Call 904-982-2762 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 Elbow Cays 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 Lubbers Quarter, beach front lot. 1 acre, dock and electric. $525,000 Call 375-8313 or Treasure Cay Prime waterfront acreage. Perfect for that very private individual estate or small elite gated community. These beautiful 6 2/3 acres are conveniently located between Green Turtle Ferry Dock and Treasure Cay road. There is also great commercial frontage on highway. Thirty feet of elevation at hill top plateau is followed by a series of gradual rolling, stair-step elevations to the Sea of Abaco providing natural unobstructed views for future building projects. Approx. two acres at sea level create excellent possibilities for a private marina. Land has been cleared of all large vegetation and has a gravel road from highway to waterfront. Property also has a rough cut boat ramp to water and two fresh water wells. Electric and telephone service available at the highway. This is a one-of-a-kind property with ever increasing value and unlimited possibilities. Owner motivated. Available for inspection until July 1. By appointment only. For sale by owner, No brokers. Call 365-8009 or after July 1 call 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 APARTMENTSScotland 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 jvlvworthington@adelphia.netNEW 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 PROPERTY & HOUSES FOR SALEDuplex 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 Florida Brand new intracoastal 2bd/2ba condos. Full service, 209 slip marina, 8 lighted tennis courts, Ship's Store, waterfront dining and more. Also avail direct intracoastal lot ready to build your new waterfront home. Membership to Yacht & Beach Club incl. The Selby Group 866-439-3159 or By Anita Rolle The month of May was declared National Youth Month in the country and several activities were held locally in commemoration, highlighting the youth of Abaco. Early in May a very successful youth church service was held in which Minister Jason Roberts of Zion Baptist Church Sandy Point exhorted the word. Among other activities, a basketball jamboree was held on May 19-20 in conjunction with the Abaco Youth in Action program. Participating were teams from Sandy Point coached by Jimmy Green; Treasure Cay coached by Godfrey Rolle Sr.; Urban Renewal coached by Remy Minnis; and of course the Youth in Action teams coached by Ishmael Stretch Morley and Mr. P. Charles. The jamboree saw two exciting days of keen competition between the youngsters, with the Abaco Youth in ActionBasketball Jamboree Shows off Abaco Skillsthe things needed for our economy. Abaco needs to accelerate its preparation for its destiny a major economic centre and a major employment centre for Abaconians and other Bahamians. We need real planning of our townships and our communities. We are no longer what we use to be; we are on our way and those who stand in our way must be moved out of the way. he stressed. Mr. Ingraham was accompanied by his wife Delores, as well as FNM Deputy Leader Brent Symonette, South Abaco MP Robert Sweeting and Mrs. Sweeting, MPs Kenneth Russell and Alvin Smith, Senator Tommy Turnquest, former Deputy Prime Minister Frank Watson and former PLP Senator Edison Key. IngrahamFrom Page 4 The results are as follows:Sunfish ClassPositionName Total 1Donnie Martinborough6 2Jimmie Lowe 13 3Andrew Wilhoyte19 4Jim Kaighin 22 5Lori Lowe 25 6Dwayne Wallace 28 7Fernando de Carde31 8Jason Robertson 32 9Jerry Thompson 40 10Lee McCoy 42 11Jody Lowe 45 12Joe Thompson 61 13Liann Kaighin 64Optimist ClassPositionName Total 1Bruce Hall 7 2Michael Holowesko7 SailingFrom Page 23 team clearly dominating, as they won all but one of their games. The winning teams in each age group took home sparkling trophies. Scorekeeper for the two nights of competition was Anita Rolle. The Ministry of Youth and the Central Abaco Youth Council Board wishes to thank the parents for their support by encouraging their children to participate.May 19 (Friday Night Games)Game 1 Treasure Cay 9 vs Youth in Action 12 Top scorer Charo Williams 5 pts Kenneth Murray and Kevin Deveaux 5 pts each Candice Murray of Youth in Action scored the first basket Game 2Sandy Point 10 vs. Youth in Action 20 Top scorer Demario 4 pts Rickeel Brown 6 pts Game 3Treasure Cay 17 vs. Youth in Action 41 Top scorer Basil Gerenus 8 pts David Vilmar Jr. 13 pts Game 4Sandy Point 20 vs. Youth in Action 30 Top scorer George Bain 6 pts Elliot Stuart 11ptsMay 20 (Saturday Night Games)Game 1Urban Renewal 20 vs.Youth in Action 27 Top scorer Lavargo Bootle 9 pts Kevin Altidor 8 pts Game 2Treasure Cay 6 vs. Youth in Action 13 Top scorer Loutados Edgecombe 3 pts Kevin Murray 5 pts Game 3Sandy Point 18 vs. Youth in Action 16 Top scorer Ameko 6 pts OBrien Reckley 6 pts Game 4Treasure Cay 17 vs. Youth in Action 24 Top scorer Ashiel Heild 5 pts David Vilmar 10 pts Game 5Sandy Point 30 vs. Treasure Cay 16 Top scorer Derrick Gaitor 9 pts Taran Russell 7 pts Game 6Urban Renewal 8 vs. Youth in Action 36 Top scorer Lavargo Bootle 4 pts Don Whopper Simms 10 pts Game 7Championship Sandy Point 19 vs. Youth in Action 27 Top scorer George Bain 6 pts Elliot Stuart 6 pts


Page 26 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 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 Childrens 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 Worship 11:00 a.m. Sunday Kids Korner 9:30 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 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 AcceptedTropical Souvenirs Business Service Directory Big CaBig Ca Big CaBig 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 Fynes Pest ControlPhone 365-8409 Cell 359-6312 Stephen Fynes Professional ExterminatorPO Box AB22214 Treasure Cay www.Fynes@msn.comCommercial, Residential, Pre-construction Treatment BAHAMA TILELICENSED 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 SALEIggy 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. AA AA A baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island baco Island PharPhar PharPhar Phar macymacy macymacy 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 quarry material and keep the final cost down for hauling fill. The information was that the surveyors began in early May measuring for the taxiway. On finding that the required 500-foot separation between the runway and the taxiway would severely impact Abaco Air and the ramp at the main terminal, interest shifted to the wooded area south of the runway. This information was taken to Nassau. Wherever the taxi-way is built, aircraft operations will not be affected. Sometime during the summer, construcNathan Key Drive in Marsh Harbour, previously known as Pole Line Rd, two blocks south of the Solomons SuperCenter. Plans were underway to build a new and expanded Price Right sometime in the next 12 months. Buying Solomons SuperCenter lets Price Right expand without the headache of building and furnishing a new facility. Mr. Sawyer is on vacation and presently unavailable for details. Local information suggests that there will be no visible changes for at least six months. It is not known if the Price Right store will remain in operation. AirportFrom Page X1 Price RightFrom Page 1 The status of the other two Abaco outlets belonging to Abaco Markets Limited, Cost Right and Solomons Treasure Cay Market, are believed to remain unchanged at this time. They are expected to continue operation under Abaco Markets management. The Nassau retail grocery business is in a state of flux as the City Market chain of stores there is up for sale. This is due to a bankruptcy by the Florida Winn Dixie company, owners of City Markets. There is speculation that the Abaco Markets owners are viewing the Nassau sale of the City Market stores as a growth opportunity. tion will begin on a 14,000-square-foot addition to the present terminal. This will be done in such a way that normal operations at the terminal will not be materially affected. A control tower is not being built at this time, but a fully equipped portable building will come complete and will house a flight information officer. Support the Police


June 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 Sea Spray Resort Help Wanted Second shift 4 pm 11 pm, general kitchen help, wait staff, bartender. Must live on Elbow Cay or have own transportation. Experience and 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. 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. Teachers Wanted Math/science high school, primary school. Applicants must apply by May 30. Cyber Learning Centre. Call 367-5757 Bartender, general hand. Apply in person at Curly Tails Restaurant at the Conch Inn or call 367-4444 Wanted: fun loving, energetic cook for the Art Cafe in Guana Cay. Call 365-5154 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 225 HP Mercury Outboard 30 shaft, less than 75 hr. since new. DUTY PAID. $9000. May be seen at National Marine. Call Tom Wheeler 440-477-1904 Quick Sale 2 boats 18.5 Wahoo just like new, 21 Chris Craft with cabin. Asking $15,500. Call 365-5181 Make an offer COMMERCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLES FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE Classified AdvertisementsItems for Sale, Commercial Service, Cars & Boats89 Honda CSI Runs great, with 5 speeds. $3800. Call 365-4138 02 Toyota Tacoma XM radio, CD disc player. $18,500. Call 365-5195 Mini chopper 49cc, 4 spd, heel/toe shift, extended front forks, raked rigid frame, extra wide rear tire, dual hydr. disk brakes, peanut tank, wide seat, black/red. $2500 Dennis 365-4294 27 World Cat, twin 225 HP Hondas, GPS, auto pilot, radar, sounder, 270 hrs, perfect condition. At Boat Harbour, slip 203 till July 1. Call 410-251-7319 or $112,500 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 38 Gulfstar Trawler 1983 with 6 cyl Perkins Diesel. Asking $45,000 will consider offers Tel: 242-366-0351 or 407-384-7301 45 #1 Hull Crawfishing Boat with stabilizers. Fully equipped, one 115 Optimax 2004. 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 MERCHANDISE FOR SALEPre-casting concrete molds for sale. Call for info. 559-8538 or 242-535-1492 or 242-3611857 BOATS & MARINE ITEMS FOR SALE12 Center Console Logic boat 2000, w/ 25 HP Mercury (recently serviced). Trailer included. DUTY PAID. Good condition. $3200 OBO Call 646-645-5181 12 Carolina skiff, new, with 15 HP Mariner, with or without trailer. For more information contact Buddy at 365-6152 16.5 Malibu, 1984, w/ 2003 50 HP Mercury (3 hrs.) w/ trailer. $6450. Can be seen at National Marine. See Royce or call 242-367-2326 or 367-5960 17 Albury, center console with Yamaha 100 HP, less than 40 hrs. on engine. Contact Ron or Davon at 357-6968 21 Cobia with 150 HP HPDI Yamaha, T-top, GPS, VHF, stereo, compass, salt water wash down, new trailer, console enclosure. $25,000 Call 365-5195 23 Carolina Outer Banks center console, Ttop, 150 HP Yahama 4 stroke, GPS, VHF, depth finder, stereo, 2 batteries, live well & wash down, less than 20 hrs., better than new, wife doesnt like the color, DUTY PAID. $55,000 Call 359-6376 23 Proline, center console, T-top, like new w/ brand new 250 HP E Tech. Less than 100 hr. on boat, less than 15 hr. on motor. New trailer. DUTY PAID. $60,000. May be seen at Andys Auto, Treasure Cay. Call Tom Wheeeler 440-477-1904 25 Grady White Sailfish, 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 26 Mako, with 200 HP Yamaha 2 stroke, kept on lift, DUTY PAID. $15,000 Call 359-6376 EMPLOYMENT WANTEDHusband & wife team looking for job as caretakers. Call 636-0618 or call Dennis @ 3672660 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE1996 Bob Cat. Good condition. $12,000 Call 365-5195 Central Abaco Dist. Council 30 March An off-the-record complaint by a Council member in last months meeting about the three-story Sapodilly building was not recorded in the minutes and therefore not appropriate for further discussion as old business. Issues related to proper plans and the permit for this building are still under investigation. Council members felt that the school groundsmen should provide their own mowers and other tools even if this requires an adjustment to their contract. Mowers and other tools provided by Council are constantly broken or lost. Changes were suggested to the Road Traffic Board which has only met once in the past ten months. A question was asked if a section of the fenced but neglected Works Compound could be used as a dog pound. Investigations will be made. A booth is needed at Abaco Central High School for the guard at the gate so this staff member can get out of the weather. The cost of this being shared with the Ministry of Education is being looked into. Town Planning 10 April 06 Town Planning had a long agenda with 21 applications to be reviewed for building permits. The total value of the projects as given by the applicants was $3.9 million. Sixteen applications were of a residential nature, houses, apartments or home renovations. The top valued house was a $600,000 residential unit in Central Pines Estates. Five applications were for commercial buildings with the highest valued project being a $534,000 commercial building in Dundas Town. Marsh H. Town Committee 3 May 06 Nassau provided $25,000 capital funding for small projects which Marsh Harbour applied to the following: $6,500 for a public boat ramp at Goombay Park $5,500 to extend Goombay Park dock for a ferry landing $1,000 labour to construct a sidewalk at Stede Bonnet corner $2,187 concrete for the above sidewalk $7,510 lumber for a boardwalk at Goombay Park $ 988.05 to repair the traffic light timer The remainder, a bit over $400, will go to Spring City for beautification of their area. Building a boat ramp at Goombay Park will eliminate traffic congestion caused at the private ramp at Iron Point, about 200 feet west of Snappas and Wallys restaurants. Boats launched and retrieved there cause traffic jams as the process takes up the roadway. Extending the public dock at Goombay Park is to facilitate the workmans ferryies leaving each workday morning at 7 a.m. with 100 or so workers bound for Guana Cay and Scotland Cay. During most days, this park is empty and can be used for launching boats or parking without blocking traffic or disrupting other activities. Typical evening functions occur after the ferries have arrived and the workmen have dispersed. These ferries now leave from the Union Jack dock which does not have adequate parking for this crowd. Funds were allocated to repair the timing mechanism on Abacos only traffic light. The timer has worked without major complaint for nearly 40 years but finally succumbed to old age. A minor discussion was held on the formation of the Marsh Harbour Management Board. This is a non-governmental group looking for ways to finance and deal with issues affecting the town but which are beyond the financial or management capabilities of the Marsh Harbour Town Committee. It is patterned after similar boards on ManO-War and Hope Town which have been successful in assisting with projects beyond the scope of local government. More should be heard from this group later in the year.Local Government at Work


Page 28 B The Abaconian June 1, 2006 SALES RENT ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL ALS RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL The Exclusive Bahamas Affiliate for:CHRISTIE'SGREAT ESTATES "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.com5/15/06 Scotland Cay 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths -1,300 s.f. Residence 300' of Ocean Beach 1 Bedroom, 1Bath Guest House Covered & Open Decks Fabulous Ocean Views Landing Rights Dockslip #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 Landing Rights #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, BRI Broker -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 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 $595,000. "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 RENTALS 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 PRICE 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 $1,271,000. "Surfside" NEW PRICE Tilloo Cay 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths 800 s.f. Cottage 3.75 Acres Sea-to-sea 109' on Sea of Abaco 106' on Sea of Abaco Boat Basin Protected Dock Dock on Sea of Abaco Fabulous Views #AB8118 $1,850,000. "Bountifully Blessed" NEW NEW WEBSITE